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Nine vie for four seats on Newport School Board By Amanda Joering ajoering@nky.com

NEWPORT — Incumbents Melissa Sheffel, Willis Gregory, Julie Smith-Morrow and Matthew Scott are going up against challengers Rob Rummel, Shaun Thacker, Theresa Miller, David Amanns and Bob Barnett for three regular fouryear terms and one unexpired term on the Newport Independent Schools board. Challenger Dave Amanns, who is running together with friends Rummel, Miller and Thacker, said the group decided to run after discussions led to the decision that things need to change in the district. Amanns, whose children graduated from Newport schools and whose grandchildren will some day attend the schools, said education of the students needs to be put first in school board decisions. Challenger Barnett, who grew up in Newport and attended Newport schools , said he is running to help bring the district back up to where it was when he was in school. Barnett, a retired Newport firefighter whose grandchildren attend Newport schools, said his goals include working to get students’ test scores up and making changes to improve the education of Newport students. Incumbent Willis Gregory, who was appointed to the board earlier this year, said he is running to serve the rest of the unexpired term because he has seen how hard the board is working to improve the schools and how much they care about the students . Gregory said his goals include working to restart the fine arts and drama programs, redefining how they approach literacy in an effort to improve it at all schools, and trying to get more parents and community members involved in the schools. Challenger Miller said she is running to take the Newport

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From left: City Manager Tom Fromme, commissioner Thomas Guidugli, Mayor Jerry Peluso, dog park committee member Sarah Dixon Mitchell, commissioner Frank Peluso and commissioner John Hayden cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Newport dog park. AMANDA JOERING/COMMUNITY RECORDER

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Sheffel schools back from the current school board and administration, who she said are not being fiscally responsible . Smith-Morrow “If the current board is allowed to continue to make decisions for the district we will see further financial waste and continued lack of focus on the education of the children,” Miller said. Challenger Rummel said he too is running to take back Newport’s schools from a board that puts too much focus on the financial end of things and not on the education of children in the district. Through employee bonuses and other unnecessary expenditures, Rummel said the board is spending money on other things while education and performance in the schools continues to get worse. Scott

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Dog lovers now have a new recreational option in Newport with the opening of a new dog park along Providence Way. Residents and city officials came together Sunday, Oct. 7, for the grand opening of the park, the culmination of about a year of work by the dog park committee, a group of residents who spearheaded the effort. Committee member Sarah Dixon Mitchell said efforts to create the dog park began late last year, after residents came together and decided the open space in that area would make a good dog park. “This area has been used as an informal dog park for years, but we thought it would be nice to make it a confined space,” Mitchell said. In the past year, the committee raised more than $15,000 to create the park, complete with fencing that meets the historic guidelines of the area. Mitchell said the park was made possible by the generosity of residents, businesses and officials in the city. City manager Tom Fromme said with the economy the way it is, these are the kind of partnerships between the city and residents that make amenities like the dog park possible. “I think the committee did a

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great job,” Fromme said. “They raised a lot of money and worked with the city every step of the way.” Mayor Jerry Peluso said it’s amenities like the dog park that attract people to Newport, and he is happy the city has this new addition. Resident Joyce Chastang said in the past, she could never let her dog, Lily, off her leash while on walks, but the dog park has changed that. “She just loves it,” Chastang said. “She can come to the park

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and run around with the other dogs now.” Mitchell said in the future, the committee will continue collecting donates to maintain the park and are planning to continue to make improvements, including adding a water fountain for the dogs. For more information or to make a donation, email newportkydogpark@gmail.com. Donations can also be sent to the East Row Historic Foundation at P.O. Box 72116, Newport, KY 41076 with “Dog Park” in the memo line. Vol. 16 No. 34 © 2012 The Community Recorder ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Trio of candidates vie for Sheriff’s seat By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

NEWPORT — The midterm retirement of former Campbell County Sheriff John Dunn on Aug. 1 opened the door for voters to pick a new person to lead the office Nov. 6. The winner of three candidates seeking to replace the remainder of Dunn’s four-year term will take office Nov. 7. The term of office is through the end of 2014. The sheriff’s office, located in Newport, has 29 employees and a 2012 budget of $2.187 million.

Dave Otto of Fort Thomas is the Democratic candidate, Jeff Kidwell of Cold Spring is the Republican candidate and John G. Crum Jr., of Highland Heights filed as a Libertarian. Otto, 62, a commissioner on Campbell County Fiscal Court for 26 years until 2010, owns Otto Printing in Dayton – printing concert security passes for shows . “When you look at the sheriff’s office, 80 percent of the job is not law enforcement,” Otto said. “You have the collection of taxes, which is the main function, and it’s not a

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small function.” Otto said he is familiar with the sheriff’s office budget at the line item level because he approved it annually as a member of fiscal court. Otto said he is committed to making sure the taxing districts receive their tax money on time. Otto said he will cross-train sheriff office employees so they can perform all office functions. For deputies, cross-training will mean being able to run the metal detector or provide security on a high profile case, or transport prisoners across state lines, he said. Otto said he plans to have the best law enforcement people un-

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I’ve got a better administrative background.” Kidwell, 48, said his law enforcement experience is relevant, since serving paperwork for the courts is a primary function of the sheriff’s office. Kidwell said he has been an officer for the courts for 17 years as an elected constable serving warrants, summons subpoenas and other court documents for people in the county. He has owned and operated Star Computers in Newport for the last 20 years. Kidwell said he previously served as a manager of information systems for Tim Hogan’s Carpet Outlet and dealt with large budgets, supervising personnel and worked with accounting to manage more than 30 stores. “I chose to pursue this office to improve services to the citizens of Campbell County,” he said. “I believe that my unique blend

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Incumbent Scott, who was appointed to the board in May, graduated from Newport High School in 1996 and now has children in the schools, said he wants to stay on the board to ensure not only his kids, but all the kids in the city are getting a good public education. Scott said during his short time on the board, he has worked to put strong leadership in place, develop a plan to improve the district’s math and reading scores and increase the level of college and career readiness. Incumbent Melissa Sheffel, who has been on the board for about two years and has two sons in the district, said she wanted to be a part of the board because she saw things she thought could be done better for the students in the city. Sheffel said she hopes to continue to work towards improving the graduation rate, ACT scores, attendance rate and community involvement and thinks Superintendent Middleton will help the board accomplish that. Incumbent Julie SmithMorrow, who has been on the board a a little more than five years, said she feels that with the hiring of the new superintendent, the district is in a good place to focus more on performance and accountability and provide the best service possible for the students of Newport. Smith-Morrow said her goals include more closely monitoring and improving student performance and get the community and parents more involved and engaged in the schools. Challenger Shaun Thacker, a lifelong Newport resident who is running for the unexpired term, said so much has changed since he attended Newport schools and he hopes to bring the education of students back to the forefront. Thacker said he hopes to be a voice for parents in the district and address issues like bullying in the schools. Candidate Carolyn Duff has withdrawn her name from the school board election due to medical reasons.

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California ballot features incumbents By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

CALIFORNIA — Incumbents plan on returning to their commission seats in California to manage the business of the Campbell

County city of 90 people living along the banks of the Ohio River. Voters will see an uncontested ballot on Election Day Nov. 6 with four incumbents seeking election to four seats.

Emma Jean Neises, 73, said she has been on commission for 49 years since she was 24. “My goals are just to make it better and try to have the people keeping their yards and houses

looking nice,” Neises said. Neises said she enjoys being on the commission despite setbacks the city had in the 1997 Ohio River flood. The community has just built a new city building on

Seven vie for six seats in Wilder By Amanda Joering ajoering@nky.com

WILDER —

With current council members David Martin and Rosemary Wilson not running for re-election, incumbents Robert Blankenship, Monica Gearding, Michael Dinn and Brack Herald Jr. and challengers Bradley Jones, Robert Arnold and Robert Honaker are competing for the six council seats. Arnold, who also has a law office located in Wilder, said between living and working in the city, he is tuned into what is going on and the city’s needs. “I think there are some upgrades we could make to the city,” Arnold said. “We also need more transparency between the city government and the residents.”

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making the council has had for the city. “We’re a tightly knit band of folks that work really well together,” Dinn said. Jones, who moved to Wilder when he got married a few years ago, said he decided to run for coun-

Blankenship, who is currently serving his sixth year on council, said he enjoys being part of the council and working with the residents. “I want to continue to make sure the quality of life is good for our citizens,” Blakenship said. “That’s what we’re here for, to take care of the people in our city.” Dinn, who is serving his fourth term with the council, said he has been happy to serve the city through some tough decisions and wants to continue to maintain the positive decision

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cil to take on a more active role in the city. “Wilder is a beautiful place to live in many ways,” Jones said. “I want to be part of the team that maintains and improves the city.”

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Four for four spots in Melbourne By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

MELBOURNE — Streets are the top topic for candidates on the ballot on Election Day Nov. 6 for Melbourne city commissioner in an uncontested election. There are four candidates filed to fill four seats on the city commission. Melbourne, a city nestled along the Ohio River, has a population of 486, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Wilbur L. Crossley is seeking his first full twoyear term as a commissioner after being appointed to fill an unexpired term in the final months of 2011. Crossley, 66, is a retired U.S. Army veteran. Crossley said the city has been working on putting all new streets in, and he has no official goals, but he does want to see some cleanup around the city and clear items left in the open on properties. “We’re all pack rats down here,” he said. Crossley said there are small things that come up in the city, and he wants to help deal with them. “We want to get this place down here thriving and more people moving in,” he said. Edward C. Fischer, a member of city commission for 12 years, including a term as mayor from 2006 to 2010, is seeking a fifth term as a commissioner. Fischer, 72, works full-

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Winners of the Campbell County Middle School 2012 anti-bullying poster contest show off their posters inside the Alexandria school Oct. 2. From left in front are Corina Keys, seventh grade, of Southgate, Lauren Williams, eighth grade, of Highland Heights, and Justin Wachter, sixth grade, of California. From left in the second row are grand prize winner Paxton Glenn, seventh grade, of Cold Spring, Lizzy Malicoat, sixth grade, of Alexandria, Alyssa Neeriemerseventh grade, of Alexandria, Bridget Rison, eighth grade of Fort Thomas and Kylie Lynch, eighth grade, of Alexandria. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Students picture a no bullying world By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

ALEXANDRIA — Bullying happens. So, the annual anti-bullying student poster contest at Campbell County Middle School reminds classmates hurting someone else with words or deeds is not cool and to report instances to an adult. School Resource Officer Mark Branham announced the eight student winners of the annual poster contest Tuesday, Oct. 2. Fort Thomas resident Bridget Rison and Alexandria resident Kylie Lynch teamed up to create the winning eighth-grade poster. Rison said the face on the poster is sad, and sending a message to not make someone feel bad. Rison said a relative of hers was bullied, so making the poster was personal. “We know people who have been bullied, so we don’t want other people to have to go through that too,” Lynch said.

People need to stop bullying others, she said. Cold Spring resident Paxton Glenn, a seventh-grader, won the grand prize for her bus poster depicting scenes hidden behind windows covering subject including “cyber-bullying,” “threats" and “mean words.” “I came up with the idea of using the school bus because most kids get bullied on the school bus because there’s usually no adults around to tell them not to bully other students,” Paxton said. “And I used the little windows and put pictures inside of them to show each type of bullying that can happen.” Branham said the contest judge, husband of one of the school’s assistant principals, selected Paxton’s poster for the grand prize in part because it covered every aspect of bullying and more importantly had a section on how to “Stand Up For Others.” Campbell County Schools does a good job of teaching students about how wrong bullying is in elementary school, and how

Paxton Glenn, an eighth-grade student from Cold Spring, holds her iTouch prize and the winning Campbell County Middle School anti-bullying poster contest entry as School Resource Officer Mark Branham announces the winners Oct. 2. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

to report the behavior to an adult, he said. “We just want to keep reiterating it so they know the process

when something arises,” Branham said. Branham said he receives a report of bullying about three

times a week. The middle school has more than 1,100 students. “About 80 percent of bullying pertains to the way someone looks and dresses,” he said. “And that’s just the way it is. Kids are cruel.” Students do report on other students they see being bullied, he said. “Typically, if they’re going to call another student out by name to a teacher or counselor it’s pretty serious,” Branham said. The school also has a “Shout Out” box where students report bullying anonymously, he said. Branham said he wants students to take speaking up against bullying to a new level. “I would love to see the kids when they see somebody getting picked on, not just one, but a bunch of them just somebody take the first step and go out and say, ‘Hey it’s not cool leave him alone,’” he said. “And then everybody that is around him do the same thing and step in and say, ‘Yeah man it’s not cool.’”

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Student interaction focus of open house By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

ALEXANDRIA — When Bishop Brossart High School has an open house the chance to meet current students is just as important as seeing inside a classroom. Select seniors and freshmen at the Alexandria Catholic high school speak with students and their families during the annual open house to share their experiences. This year’s open house for stu-

dents in grades 7-8 and their families will be from 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. The event will feature additional presentation of the new addition the school is planning to break ground on in spring 2013. The addition is expected to cost between $7 million and $8 million, according to a news release from the school. Other open presentations will cover the campus ministry, the educational mission, technology, student organizations, athletics and tuition assistance.

“We generally start with a program in which we’ll introduce important figures in the school,” said Principal Richard Stewart of the open house experience. After an initial presentation by faculty, students take over, Steward said. Typically a senior and a freshman will give a presentation on their experiences. “They’ll say this is what Brossart has meant to ‘me,’” Steward said. Juniors and seniors then walk

the seventh- and eighth-graders through the building, and there will be displays in all the classrooms about what happens in each class, and the science lab will be running some experiments, he said. The cafeteria will be set up with tables and people with information about various student boards and clubs, Stewart said. The most important part of the experience is for prospective students and their families to spend lots of time with the cur-

rent Bishop Brossart students and see them at work, he said. “When families come through and they meet our kids, they say ‘that’s what I want our child to be in four or five years,’” Stewart said. People considering attending the open house are asked to preregister. For information or to register call the school at 859635-2108. Visit nky.com/alexandria for more community news


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Essay, slogan contest under way Community Recorder

Grandview receives Toyota grant

Grandview Elementary is one of 10 schools statewide receiving funding from a $115,000 grant by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., to launch an innovative program to help create quality learning opportunities for young children in Kentucky. The grant, presented by the auto manufacturer to United Way of Kentucky, will go toward the establishment of Toyota bornlearning Academies at Grandview and nine other Kentucky elementary schools.

Free Life Insurance program offered Community Recorder Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation is joined by the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual) to announce a program offering free $50,000 term life insurance policies to benefit children of working families throughout Northern Kentucky and surrounding communities. MassMutual pays all insurance premiums on the policies as part of the company’s philanthropic LifeBridge SM program. Eligible parents and legal guardians may apply for this coverage by downloading a form off the Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation’s website. To

see a list of participating school districts to return the form to, visit www.nkyyouth.org. MassMutual has issued more than 12,500 10-year term life insurance policies since launching the program in 2002. This represents more than $625 million in coverage as of June. MassMutual expects to issue a total of $1 billion in free term life insurance coverage through the national philanthropic free life insurance program, called LifeBridge. The policy proceeds help to pay for the education of eligible children if their insured parent or legal guardian dies during the 10-year policy term.

Parents and legal guardians between the ages of19 and 42 may apply for this insurance coverage. They must have one or more dependent children under the age of 18, be working full- or part-time with a total family income between $10,000 and $40,000, and be permanent, legal residents of the U.S. They also must be in good health, as determined by MassMutual’s underwriting guidelines. If an insured parent or guardian dies during the policy’s term, MassMutual will deposit the $50,000 face amount into a trust administered by The MassMutual Trust Co., FSB, a wholly owned subsidiary of MassMutual, on behalf

of the children. The trust will pay the educational expenses of the children directly to the educational institution they attend. The money can be used to help pay for educational expenses such as books, tuition, fees and campus room and board. The types of schools covered include pre-school, private school, trade school, colleges, universities, art, music and graduate schools. MassMutual agents donate their time and services to help people apply for LifeBridge insurance coverage; agents receive no commission and MassMutual pays all the life insurance premiums. There is no cost to the insured or their children.

NewCath students earn AP designations Community Recorder Twelve students at Newport Central Catholic have earned the designation of Advanced Placement Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program or Advanced Placement Exams. Kevin Goldstein qualified for the Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction by earning an average grade of at least 3.50 on all Advanced Placement Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these

Gateway offers new IT credentials Community Recorder Gateway Community and Technical College is adding two new certificates in the computer and information technologies department. Productivity software specialist can be completed in 12 credit hours and computer technician can be completed in 14 hours. Students interested in applying to one of these

Gateway to pilot Benefits Access project Community Recorder Gateway Community and Technical College is one of only seven community and technical colleges in the nation to pilot a program designed to increase the number of students who earn post-secondary credentials. Benefits Access for

College Completion is a two-year initiative that will test whether connecting low-income students to an array of public benefits will help them stay in school longer and complete their studies faster. Gateway will receive $300,000 of the total $4.8 million to be shared by recipient colleges. Gateway

has created an individualized plan to integrate screening and application assistance for public benefits with existing student services and supports. Gateway students interested in learning more should contact Sarah Young at 859-442-1639 or syoung0022@kctcs.edu.

Patrick Becker of Wilder and Conner Downard of Fort Thomas were awarded the Denison Founders Scholarship from Denison University. Both are in the class of 2016. The scholarship recognizes academic achieve-

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Grandview Elementary is receiving funding from $115,000 grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc. The grant was presented to United Way of Kentucky during a news conference at the State Capitol. Pictured are United Way of Kentucky president Doug Eberhart, Tiffany Bowlin and Becky Nixon, both of Grandview Elementary, Gov. Steve Beshear and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky president Wil James. THANKS TO BONNIE HACKBARTH

The 24th annual Essay and Slogan Contest addresses election-related issues and is intended to expand civic awareness of students who will soon be eligible to vote in local, state and national elections. Students in grades six through eight are invited to participate in the voter slogan portion of the contest. Students in grades nine through 12 may take part in the essay portion. The first-, second- and

third-place winners in the slogan contest will receive savings bonds worth $1,000, $600, and $400, respectively. In the essay contest, a firstplace prize of a $2,000 savings bond will be awarded for each high school grade level. Prompts, rules and entry forms for the contest are available at www. civics.ky.gov/educators/ students/contest. Entries must be electronically submitted by 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, or postmarked by that date.

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PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By James Weber jweber@nky.com

This Week’s MVPs

» Highlands 2012 graduate Patrick Towles for going 5-of-5 and throwing a touchdown pass in his first drive for the University of Kentucky football, though he injured his ankle later and did not return. » The Bishop Brossart boys soccer team for an outstanding 19-1-1 regular season.

Boys golf

» Highlands sophomore Parker Harris shot an 81 in the boys state golf tournament, missing the cut by one shot to make the second round. » NewCath’s Colin Dupont tied for 42nd in the state golf tournament with a 161 (80-81).

Girls golf

» Bishop Brossart senior Jenna Dawn shot a 98 in the first round of the state golf tournament and did not make the cut to the second round.

Boys cross country

» Bishop Brossart was third in the Diocese of Covington meet Oct. 2 at England-Idlewild Park in Burlington. Michael Caldwell finished second and Chris Loos eighth. » NCC’s Patrick Allen finished fifth in the Diocese of Covington meet Oct. 2 at EnglandIdlewild Park in Burlington.

Girls cross country Bellevue senior Branden Lawery stiff-arms Beechwood senior Max Nussbaum in the first quarter Oct. 5. Beechwood won 49-20. THOMAS E. SMITH/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

District titles on tap in football

By James Weber jweber@nky.com

This is a key week for district games in Northern Kentucky football. Several district titles could be decided this week, and the playoff picture will be a lot clearer after this weekend. Here is the current standings: » 6A: Campbell County 2-0, 4-3; Simon Kenton 2-1, 7-1; Ryle 1-1, 3-4; Boone County 1-2, 1-7; Dixie Heights 0-2, 1-6. » 5A: Cooper 2-1, 7-1; South Oldham 2-1, 6-2; Conner 1-1, 5-2; Scott 1-1, 4-3; Grant County 0-2, 3-4. » 4A: Highlands 3-0, 7-0; Holmes 2-0, 5-2; Covington Catholic 1-1, 5-2; Pendleton County 0-3, 1-7; Harrison County 0-2, 0-3. » 2A, District 5: Walton-Verona 3-0, 5-2; Carroll County 1-1, 5-2; Owen County 1-1, 3-4; Gallatin County 1-2, 5-3; Trimble County 0-2, 1-6.

» 2A, District 6: NewCath 2-0, 4-3; Lloyd 2-1, 6-2; Newport 1-1, 3-5; Holy Cross 1-1, 2-5; Brossart 0-3, 1-6. » 1A: Beechwood 1-0, 4-3; Dayton 1-0, 3-4; Bellevue 0-1, 3-4; Ludlow 0-1, 1-6.

Bellevue

Bellevue lost 49-20 to Beechwood to fall to 3-4, 0-1 in 1A district play. Dylan Huff rushed for 196 yards and two touchdowns. Tyler Ackerson threw a TD pass to Cody Corman. Luke Hammond had a fumble recovery. Cameron Pangallo had 13 tackles. Bellevue hosts Ludlow 7 p.m. Friday.

Bishop Brossart

The Mustangs lost 54-8 to Newport to drop to 1-6, 0-3 in district play, likely ensuring the Mustangs will miss the Class 2A playoffs. Casey Pelgen rushed for 117 yards and one touchdown, and Logan Schouth-

eis rushed for 130 yards. Brossart hosts Holy Cross 7 p.m. Friday at Scott.

Campbell County

The Camels beat Dixie Heights 36-32 to improve to 4-3, 2-0 in 6A district play. Tyler Durham threw a 95-yard touchdown pass to Jake Zabonick with 2:27 to play for the dramatic win. Zabonick caught a short pass facing the line of scrimmage, broke one tackle, and outran everyone down the right sideline. The Camels trailed by 18 points, 24-6, at halftime. They scored three straight TDs to claim a 29-24 advantage, but Dixie took the lead with 2:50 to play. Durham threw for 168 yards, including a TD pass to Avery Woods, who had 65 yards. Durham rushed for 146 yards and two scores, breaking the 1,000-yard See FOOTBALL, Page A10

» Bishop Brossart was third in the Diocese of Covington meet Oct. 2 at England-Idlewild Park in Burlington. Sarah Klump finished fifth and Shannon Donnelly seventh.

Boys soccer

» Bishop Brossart beat NewCath 1-0 Oct. 4 and Russell Oct. 6 to go 19-1-1. » Newport Central Catholic beat Campbell County 3-0 Oct. 6 to end the regular season. Matt Tolle, Sam Barth and Ben Tierney had the goals and Nathan Grosser the shutout.

Volleyball

» Brossart beat Harrison County Oct. 2, 25-8, 25-12, 25-6, and beat Cooper Oct. 4 to improve to 20-12. » Highlands beat Bellevue 25-8, 26-24, 2517 Oct. 2.

NKU Notes

» Northern Kentucky University will hold the inaugural “Black N Gold Madness” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in The Bank of Kentucky Center. The NKU men’s and women’s basketball teams will scrimmage during this event, which is free and open to the public. There will also be dunk and three-point shooting contests as well as several fan giveaways and contests. In addition, NKU men’s head coach Dave Bezold and Norse women’s head coach Dawn Plitzuweit will conduct an exclusive “Chalk Talk” in The Vault for season ticket holders at 6:30 p.m. The first 500 NKU students in attendance will also receive free “I Bleed Black N Gold” T-shirts. Doors will open to the general public at 6 p.m. For information, call Brittany Booth at (859) 572-5962.

TMC Notes

» Junior forward Courtney Clark (Burlington, Ky./Notre Dame Academy) scored the game-winning goal in the 83rd minute to give the Thomas More College women’s soccer team a 2-1 win over Grove City College Oct. 3 Clark scored the game-winning goal off a cross from freshman forward Olivia Huber (Newport Central Catholic) at the 82:10 mark. Huber had a hat trick in an 8-0 win over Chatham Oct. 6. Chrissy Sonderman (Holy Cross) scored both goals in a 2-1 win over Wittenberg Oct. 7. With the win, the Saints improve to 12-1 overall. » Thomas More College senior volleyball setter Tori Verville (Holy Cross) and sophomore men’s soccer forward Kyle Troutman earned weekly Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) honors on Monday from the PAC office. Verville was named the PAC Volleyball Player of the Week. She helped lead the Saints to three PAC wins last week and solo first place in the conference as she hit .533 with nine kills, 93 assists, 13 digs and one block assist. In the Saints’ 3-0 win over previous PAC unbeaten Bethany College she hit .750 with six kills, 44 assists and five digs.

Rivals to face off in district soccer final By James Weber jweber@nky.com

The new district for the Newport Central Catholic girls soccer team is a lot easier to advance from, but not easy to win. In the new state alignment, soccer was reconfigured to match baseball and basketball, so NewCath remains with old buddies Highlands in the newly named 36th District. County foes Campbell County and Bishop Brossart left the former 19th District, which was usually one of the deepest and most competitive in the state. In the new alignment, Highlands and NewCath are alone in the 36th. Neighborhood rivals Bellevue, Dayton and Newport have tried to get girls soccer programs going in recent years, but none of the three entered district play this year.

As a result, Highlands and NewCath will play in the district final Thursday, Oct. 11 at Tower Park in Fort Thomas. The same scenario exists in boys soccer, so there will be a doubleheader that night, with all four teams advancing to the Ninth Region tourney. Turnick’s team carries an 11-5-1 record into the Highlands match. NCC’s last regular season game was a1-0 loss to St. Henry Oct.1in a game called at halftime due to heavy rain. Sam Bunzel leads NewCath with 11 goals, Christina Seibert has 10 and Loren Zimmerman nine. Track speedster Chandler Cain has six goals. Bunzel, Zimmerman, Seibert and Nikki Buller have either five or six assists for the year. Erin Ackerson has five shutouts for the Thoroughbreds, who have allowed18 goals for the year, and more than one only three times.

Picture time Newport Central Catholic Sam Bunzel (10) battles for control of the ball against Notre Dame Academy Ellen Combs (8) Sept. 18. FILE PHOTO

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Depth leads Camels into postseason By James Weber

Campbell County junior Natalie Visse, right, moves up the field as Boone County junior Jessica Estes defends. Campbell won 2-0 Oct. 4 in Alexandria. JAMES

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ALEXANDRIA — Campbell County High School has never played in a regional girls soccer tournament. The Camels are looking forward to that changing under the new Kentucky High School Athletic Association alignment. Campbell now has the same district foes in the newly named 37th District that it does in other sports with the 37th. That meant keeping city rival Bishop Brossart but replacing county foes Highlands and Newport Central Catholic with Scott and Calvary Christian. The Camels knocked off Scott in the district semifinals Oct. 8 by a 4-0 score, taking them to the district final for the first time as a program. Scoring were junior Lauren Macke (two), senior Shelby Davis and senior Taylor Robinson, with sophomore Bryanna Schroers getting the shutout and four saves. The Camels enter the district final Thursday, Oct. 11, against Bishop Brossart with a record of 12-7-2, their second-highest regular-season win total in team history. “I purposely scheduled the hardest schedule we ever had to prepare them better for the playoffs,” head coach Dave Morris said. “I was unsure what the win total would be, but I’m happy overall. It’s a good season for us. We’ve played a lot of tough teams.” Campbell beat Boone County 2-0 Oct. 4 in the

Sports Hall of Fame hosts induction ceremony Community Recorder Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame will host an induction ceremony 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Villa Hills Civic Club, 729 Rodgers Road, Villa Hills. Inductees include Robert Roland, Miller Lafe, William Bishop, Lanny Julian Sr., James Rouse,

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team’s final regular season game. Robinson and senior Erin Bishop recorded the goals, and senior Kylyn Schnelle the shutout. “It was really exciting because it’s our senior year and to score on our senior night is a great accomplishment,” Robinson said. “Everybody has worked hard during the year, not just us. That’s the big thing we’ve looked at this year; it’s not just scoring but passing the ball and working as a team to get to our goal, which is to get to state.” Boone was Campbell’s Senior Night opponent, though the Camel seniors were honored three nights earlier when the game was originally set to kick off. Heavy rain turned the Campbell field into a swamp and forced the Senior Night ceremony into the school library. The field was still slightly muddy for the actual game against the Rebels, when the seniors

picked up a win to remember. “That’s what every senior wants to do, score a goal on senior night,” Bishop said. “When we talk to each other we play the best. Then we can communicate and have passing plays and combinations that lead to goals.” Other seniors are Michaela Hyden, Molly Kitchen, Miranda Kopp, Angela Lauer and Chelsea Weckbach. Robinson leads the Camels with16 goals. Macke has 15 and junior Natalie Visse 10. Bishop notched her fifth. Schnelle was making her first start of the season in net. Schroers has12 shutouts this season. “The strength all year has been depth,” Morris said. “We may not have the best 11 sometimes, but we have the best 20, and that helps a lot. This is the first year where all the field players play every game.

Nancy Barre and John Faehr. Guest speaker will be Dick Maile, a standout prep star in Kentucky, not only visited Louisiana State University, but returned to play (1963-65) and provide thrill after thrill for Tiger fans. Maile was drafted by the Cincinnati Royals.

There’s not near the dropoff there has been in the past. That has helped us against the better teams. Usually, we come back and play better later in the game.” Campbell and Brossart met Sept. 17, with Brossart winning in penalty kicks. The city rivals have the two best records in the new10th Region. Their 37th final game is Thursday, Oct. 11, at Scott High School. The girls and boys finals will be in a doubleheader, with the girls leading off at 6 p.m. Follow James on Twitter @Recorder and check out photos from the Campbell/ Boone girls game at cincinnati.com/blogs/preps.

Holy Cross High School baseball coaching staff is sponsoring a coaches, players, dads and sons Youth Instructional Baseball Clinic 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 13, at Covington Complex on 43rd Street, fields two and three. Free.

Basketball tournaments The Pendleton County Basketball Programs Boys and Girls are hosting the Licking River Classic Basketball Tournaments Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4. The tournaments are for boys and girls grades three through eight. Three game guarantee costs $150. Contact assistant coach Jon Wirth at jon.wirth@pendleton.kyschools.us Deadline for entry is Friday, Oct. 26.

Baseball tryouts Select baseball tryouts for the 2013 SWOL 12U team Northern Kentucky Sharks is being scheduled in October. For information, contact Ken Shumate at k.shumate@zoomtown.com or 859-512-8541 or call Randy Suttles at 513-3128550.

Shooting Stars 14U girls fast pitch softball traveling team tryouts are going on now. Call coach Mark at 859-4856230 email mcvalvano@yahoo.com.

Winstel hoops clinic Eight instructional basketball clinics for girls in grades five through eight led by former Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball coach Nancy Winstel and her staff will be at Town & Country sports and Health Club in Wilder. Each session will deal with the fundamentals of the game as well as advanced skills needed to play the game. » Grades five and six will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 1-24. » Grades seven and eight will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 2-25. Participants should wear basketball clothes: shorts, t-shirt, basketball shoes, and bring a water bottle. Cost is $150 for all eight sessions or $25 per session. Visit www.kingssa.com. Call Bobby at 859-653-9261.

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rushing mark during the game. Alex Howard rushed for 117 yards. Bobby Moore and Paul Griffis had key two-point conversions in the game. Campbell hosts Ryle 7 p.m. Friday.

Dayton

Dayton beat Ludlow 4819 to go 3-4, 1-0 in Class 1A district play. Senior Dejujuan Walker rushed for 210 yards and three touchdowns, only a few days after his father, James Walker, passed away in an auto accident. Logan Brewer rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns. Justin Turner had a 45-yard TD and 90 yards overall. Dylan Adams to Austin Brockman. Dayton hosts Beechwood 7 p.m. Friday.

Highlands

Highlands beat Pendleton County 70-0 to go 7-0, 3-0 in 4A district play. Highlands had four 100yard rushers as part of a 503-yard ground output. Drew Houliston threw for 138 yards and one TD, and Beau Hoge had a TD pass. Zach Harris rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns. Colin Seidl had 111 yards and three scores. Jaylen Hayes had 117 yards and one TD. Josh Watson had 100 yards and a score. That group combined for 465 yards on 23 carries, 20 yards a pop. Ryan Greene and Justin

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Newport beat Brossart 54-8 to go 3=5, 1-1 in district play. Jayshawn Stanley threw for 187 yards and three touchdowns, one each to Daylin Garland, Robert Sharp and JaQuan Short. Garland also had two TD rushes. Both of the Shorts had long interception returns for touchdowns. JaShawn Short had two picks for the game and Sharp also had one. NCC plays Newport in the Fireman’s Bell 7 p.m. Friday. NewCath will win the district title with a win. A Newport win sets up a possible three-way tie at the top. Follow James on Twitter @RecorderWeber and check out a photo gallery of this week’s games at cincinnati.com/blogs/preps.

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Library board needs to focus on technological future On November 6, the voters of Campbell County will have the opportunity to vote for or against a controversial library tax issue. The Library Board wants to build a fourth library building in the south end of the county and says it needs to Kenneth increase the Moellman libraries’ real COMMUNITY estate properRECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST ty tax by 27 percent. The ballot issue will read: “Are you for or against the Campbell County Public Library establishing an ad valorem tax rate of 0.94 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?” Now in itself, 0.94 cents per hundred dollars valuation on your property may not appear to be significant, but it is. In fact, the 0.94 cents represents a 27 percent increase over what Campbell County property owners are currently paying. Based on current information provided by the PVA Real Estate System, this increase would amount to $1,049,156.00 in additional real estate property tax dollars being taken from the property owners of Campbell County. In addition to the current library real estate property tax rate, this tax hike will increase every year the Library Board decides

to raise the real estate property tax. Many people are unaware that the library receives tax revenue from other sources in addition to real estate property taxes. According to the 2012 Northern Kentucky TRI-ED Tax Tool, the library receives tax dollars from Real Estate Taxes (0.74 cents per hundred), Tangible Taxes (1.089 dollars per hundred), Inventory Intransit Taxes (1.089 dollars per hundred) and Motor Vehicle Taxes (0.26 cents per hundred). The citizens of Campbell County pay tax dollars to the library on their real estate, cars, trucks, motorcycles, motor homes, and boats. The Library Board is comprised of non-elected individuals who answer to no one. Taxpaying citizens are not permitted to ask questions at library board meetings and are only permitted to make statements. So Open Records Requests have become the tool used by citizens to get their questions answered. At a recent library board meeting, a number of taxpayers were named and singled out as causing the library to spend thousands of dollars to comply with the open records requests. But since taxpayers cannot ask questions at library board meetings, the open records request has been the only way taxpayers can get their questions answered. Over the past four years,

library employees have received pay increases amounting to a compounded 14.7 percent. Who in the last four years, other than tax-supported employees, have received pay increases anywhere near this amount if at all? So while those in the private sector have been experiencing layoffs, pay cuts, job losses, home foreclosures and higher taxes, library employees have been enjoying pay increases. According to the 2010 and 2011 Kentucky Annual Report of Public Libraries, patron visits to the Campbell County Public Library System were down 5 percent overall and down 6.59 percent at the Cold Spring location. One reason for the decline in patron visits is probably due to more people using the Internet, which is surely going to increase. In today’s world numerous corporations benefit by utilizing the Internet. They no longer buy land and build buildings to provide office space for their employees, and the library could do the same. Many corporations no longer spend money for heating, cooling, furniture, lighting, etc., and the library could do the same. Many corporate employees experience numerous benefits utilizing the Internet as well. They no longer have to commute to and from a building, and library patrons could do

the same. Many things that were once exclusive to the public libraries are now available via the Internet and should be utilized and expanded. The library director has been quoted as stating: “... Those living in the south end of the county deserve a library because they have been paying taxes that support the library branches in the north end of the county...” If the citizens of Campbell County deserve anything from the library it would be a library board that is frugal and focused on the electronic future. We deserve a library board that doesn’t spend multiple millions of taxpayer’s hard earned dollars on a building that is obviously on the same path as the wagon wheel. With technology and the Internet improving and expanding daily why place another financial burden on the taxpayers by continually raising taxes for facilities that aren’t needed? The library board could and should embrace the electronic technology that is currently available. And instead of spending millions of dollars on land and buildings, the Library Board should expand the online capabilities of the Campbell County Public Library System. Kenneth Moellman Sr. is a resident of Alexandria.

cal board of education. There is no state law that requires a district to adopt a policy or program. Student drug testing is not the answer. Addressing this issue will take your community to get involved. We hope that you will voice your concern to your local school board members for the need of prevention and education instead of testing. Please visit: http:// www.nkyyouth.org/legis lation/ for more about the Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation.

Last week, the National Football League reached a tentative deal with referees to end the labor dispute and get them back on the field. The labor dispute reached fever pitch on Tuesday when the Green Bay Packers had a game stolen from them on a missed call and then a terrible call by replacement referees. The errors grabbed national headlines, and frustrated fans and others began to take a real interest in the underlying dispute. At the heart of the disagreement is a desire by the league to move away from the curJon Steiner rent defined COMMUNITY benefit proRECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST gram and replace it with a 401 (k) style defined contribution plan. The referees wanted to keep the current plan. Does this sound familiar? While the National Football League was able to work out an agreement with its referees to move to a defined contribution system in 2016, here in Kentucky a special task force on pension reform is wrapping up its work in Frankfort to make recommendations for the future of Kentucky’s public pension systems. The task force has heard testimony from a number of groups, including representatives of local governments, groups representing taxpayers’ interests, representatives of business, as well as employee unions and retirees. For the first time in a long time, all the groups seemed to agree that there is a true crisis in Kentucky when it comes to funding of public pensions. However, this crisis has real consequences for Kentucky families and hasn’t grabbed the public’s attention in the way the recent game has. In Kentucky, we have a lot more at stake than the outcome of a football game. Instead of missed calls and frustrated fans, it will mean major cuts to city services, directly affecting the quality of life of citizens. In the end, we need a recommendation that can be embraced by labor and management, as well as the House and Senate that provides a real solution for Kentucky’s cities. Cities are urging the task force to develop a single comprehensive recommendation for the legislature to consider in the 2013 session that balances the need to have an affordable and predictable system with the needs of public employees. The pension reform ball is in the hands of lawmakers, but we can’t wait until 2016 to make a play. Lawmakers should note the important lesson learned by the National Football League: even though the negotiation process was painful, the league found a financially sound retirement system for the future to be worth it.

Ryan Courtade is executive director of the Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation.

Jon Steiner is the executive director and chief executive officer of the Kentucky League of Cities.

Library offerings worth the tax I favor the proposed tax rate increase to support the Campbell County Public Library, and I’ll tell you Michele why. Turner Public libraries proCOMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST vide engaging COLUMNIST programs and amazing collections that help children from all backgrounds become excited and enthusiastic readers. Staff in public libraries assist students in finding and enjoying learning resources geared to their interests and needs, which are also available at times when school resources

are not, such as after-school hours, weekends, and during the summer. Students participate in reading activities year-round, thanks to the public library’s innovative after-school and summer reading programs. Programs like these help combat the achievement gap that has been shown to significantly widen over the summer. The library provides a safe place for teens that encourages and values open communication and the sharing of ideas. Libraries don’t just offer the hardware, but also offer the expertise of librarians in help-

ing teach people how to use the Internet and find the information they need quickly. While Google can give you 50,000 responses to your inquiry, your librarian can help you find the one answer you need. Libraries and librarians provide free and equal access to information for people of all ages and backgrounds. Libraries are for everyone, everywhere. Because they offer access to all, they bring opportunity to all. There are those in our community that believe funding public libraries is a waste of money. They are wrong. The

value received from public libraries far exceeds the amount of taxes we pay for them. You can quickly get an idea of your family’s library value by visiting this website: www.ilovelibraries.org/getinformed/getinvolved/calculator. For the $151 my (three-person) family will pay in taxes, we use $3200 annually in books and other library services. I doubt I can get that kind of return anywhere. Please vote for the library on Nov. 6! Michele Turner is a resident of Fort Thomas and a member of Vote FOR Libraries.

Student drug testing is not the answer Simply put: Drugs are bad. Our kids shouldn’t be using them. Kentucky educators and school boards should do everything in their power to educate, deter drug use, and to make sure safety and good health are a foundation of what’s being taught and represented. It’s not clear if some school districts have a drug epidemic. But we bet community members will agree their school district has a perception issue. It is a distinct feeling that for some school districts, the whole random-testing nudge is rooted in perception instead of prevention. School districts in Kentucky

should instead invest the time, energy and dollars they are considering putting into random testing into a larger, cutting-edge Ryan program on Courtade drug education COMMUNITY and prevenRECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST tion. Opponents of schools using random drug testing often ask, “Are they testing teachers? Administrators? Is this even legal?” Those are the wrong questions.

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Instead, ask: Does your school district want to lead or follow? Encourage your school board members to be innovative and forward-thinking and to build a top drug education and prevention program. Provide better training for school staff in identifying possible users. Have more effective education for athletes. Focus on more awareness in general about the negative effects of drug use, complete with powerful seminars led by athletes and others who have a story to tell. The decision to adopt a student drug testing program is entirely in the discretion of the lo-

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Thank you Trash4Cash

“Wow, this really makes me think twice about what I do with my garbage when I’m driving down the road!” This was the astute observation from one of 15 teenagers picking up litter along Clay Ridge Road in Grant’s Lick and was, in my mind, the crowning moment of the event. Thank you Trash4Cash What had started out as a fund-raiser for the Campbell County High School Band of Pride and an opportunity for band parents to volunteer their teenagers to raise funds for band expenses had been transformed into an important life lesson and a chance to make the world around them a little cleaner. Most of the 15 teenagers and five adult chaperones, who gathered at the crack of dawn that Saturday morning when they should have been enjoying a welldeserved holiday weekend, weren’t entirely happy to be there or were not yet fully awake – or, perhaps, both. Having realized they had just surrendered their last free Saturday before a grueling but rewarding competition season that would consume seven of the next eight Saturdays, I wasn’t the most popular person in the room at that particular moment. I was, however, one of those band parents trying to cover some of the expense of being part of a topnotch band program. An early Saturday morning wake-up call and some sweat equity was the price to be paid for it. I had learned of the

Campbell County Solid Waste Department’s Trash4Cash program several months earlier and thought it sounded like a great way to earn funds. I had some reservations as I considered picking up someone else’s smelly trash on a hot summer day but $100 per mile of roadway sounded like a promising alternative to another wrapping paper or candy bar sale. In addition to the muchneeded financial reward that would come from their labor, there was the benefit of the labor itself – teenagers working to pay their way while also improving their community and learning a few lessons along the way. They learned that despite their own moral objection to littering, others around them apparently did not always share that value. They also learned that while most homeowners keep their road frontage clean and tidy, stretches of uninhabited roadway seemed to be a target for trash flung from car windows. Most importantly, they learned that they can make a difference and that doing it willingly and gladly made the task much more pleasant. Doreen Clark Campbell County High School Band of Pride

A vote for the library

I decided to see if it financially made sense to me to vote for the proposed library tax. I visit the Cold Spring Public Library approxi-

mately once a week. I take my kids there to check out books and also to attend special programs. I live approximately eight miles away from that branch. If I drive round-trip to the library once per week that’s 16 miles x 52 weeks = 832 miles per year. My car gets about 30 miles/gallon of gas so that’s 832/30 = 28 gallons of gas. 28 gallons x $4.00 per gallon = $112.00 in gas to drive to the Cold Spring Library from my house per year. I will actually save money if the library is built in Southern Campbell County since I won’t have to drive as far or use as much gas. It’s a “Yes” for me. Andrea Ankrum Alexandria

Trash4Cash program

Trash4Cash program Recently the Bishop Brossart Girls Soccer team participated in the Trash4Cash program through the Campbell County Department of Solid Waste. We cleaned 10 miles of road in Campbell County. The program was both beneficial and eye opening to our team. The benefits of the program included the opportunity to get together for a fun and effective fundraiser. The litter that we found was astonishing. Along the roadways we picked up countless 2-liter bottles, beer cans and sundry paper products. It is our hope that our work has helped to keep Campbell County beautiful, but our fear that more litter will simply pile

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up along the roadway.

Brad Gough Bishop Brossart High School

Inconvenient office location

This letter is regarding the Sept. 28 article about the Circuit Court Clerk’s race. I would like to issue a statement regarding my opponent’s comments about the driver’s license office location. I take exception with her comments. First, driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations do renew at the same time. The driver’s license only renews once every four years, but I personally got my renewal notice for my vehicle registration and my driver’s license on the same day, both due in October. As I walk door to door, countless citizens have expressed their dislike with the location of the office. It’s especially problematic for senior citizens and disabled people who need to change or renew their driver’s license or state identi-

fication card. Soon after I registered to run for this position, I was contacted by a worker at the Property Valuation Administration office. She told me that they have a huge problem with it. Citizens who are retired or disabled can get the “Homestead Exemption” on their property taxes, giving them a discount. When they move, they have to stop at the administration office to change their exemption from their prior home to the new. This discount is given only on their primary residence, so they are required to show a valid driver’s license or state identification card with the new address on it. They have to be sent from 1098 Monmouth St. all the way down to Fourth and York streets to change their driver’s license first, and then come back. This is a huge inconvenience for retired and disabled people and the property valuation employees take a lot of complaints about it. Regarding the distance, there is an elevator at the new building, and parking is right next to the building and is free. The handicapped spaces are right to the doors. The Fourth and York street parking lots are all fee based and require the citizens to cross the street at least once. This may not be a big deal for the clerk, but it is a big deal for the citizens of Campbell County. I realize that the driver’s license employees can assist with other duties when they’re not busy, but they can still do this if the office is moved. It’s much better to ask the employees to travel between offices than it is to ask every citizen in Campbell County to do so.

er’s license and pay the taxes on her car. Wow, what a trip. She could never have done this on her own. They moved the driver’s license office into the new building on York Street, there were no signs to tell people where the office was located, but we found it. Then we had to get into the car again and find the Fiscal Court Building in Newport to pay her taxes on her car. Mom was exhausted from the stress and the trip. Why isn’t the driver’s license office located where we pay our taxes on our cars? This would save a lot of stress for citizens trying to locate the driver’s license office. Carol J. Rich Bellevue

Hats off to Knights of Columbus

This year my friend Karen Rabe and I volunteered for Opportunity Day sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, DeJaco Council, Alexandria, on Sept. 16. It was awesome. This was the 31st year for Opportunity Day. It is a day for parents and caregivers of special needs individuals to have fun and enjoy a break from the caregiver role. Guests can enjoy games, rides and lunch all under the caring eyes of volunteers assigned to them. Once Karen and I were matched up with our guests, we were off! We enjoyed a pontoon ride on the lake, a flatbed truck ride around the beautiful grounds, stopped to have our guests try their luck at all of the games, checked out the petting zoo and had lunch. Weatherwise the day was perfect and the Knights of Columbus grounds are just beautiful. At one point when we looked out over the activity going on, between the guests, their families, volunteers and Knights of Columbus members and their families there had to be between 400-500 people making the “Day” happen. Smiles and laughter flooded the landscape. Thank you to each of the Knights of Columbus members who worked so hard to make this day so special. Thank you for opening your lovely grounds for Opportunity Day, but most importantly, thank you for opening your hearts to make a difference.

Mary Ann Mader Jones, Campbell County Circuit Court Clerk candidate

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by a urologist and a blood test. When registering, have contact information and information of your primary care physician you want to review results. Screening is limited, so call and reserve a time slot. Free. Registration required. Presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare. 859-3017276; www.stelizabeth.com. Edgewood.

Attractions Homeschool Days, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Enhance your child’s knowledge of marine life and conservation. Includes various activities. $11 special admission. Registration required. 859-815-1471; www.newportaquarium.com. Newport.

Holiday - Halloween USS Nightmare, 7-11 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $16. 859-740-2293; www.ussnightmare.com. Newport. Pumpkin Patch Tour, 4-6 p.m., Sunrock Farm, $10 two-hour tour, $8 one-hour tour. Registration required. 859-781-5502; www.sunrockfarm.org. Wilder.

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. 859-261-5770; www.cincinnatibellydance.com/ maalishaker. Newport.

Literary - Libraries Halloween Make-up Workshop, 4 p.m., Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Learn cool make-up tricks that will scare your friends. Ages 12-18. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5033. Fort Thomas.

Holiday - Halloween USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Haunted tour built on real steamboat. Experience 30-minute tour with more than 40 areas and two levels of fright. Through Nov. 3. $16. Presented by USS Nightmare. 859-740-2293; www.ussnightmare.com. Newport. Pumpkin Patch Tour, 4-6 p.m., Sunrock Farm, 103 Gibson Lane, Hands-on animal fun: milk a goat, hold chicks, brush a horse, feed the sheep and pet many different farm animals. Hayride to pumpkin patch to purchase pumpkins. Free apple cider and cookies on weekends at farm store. Family friendly. $10 twohour tour, $8 one-hour tour. Registration required. 859-7815502; www.sunrockfarm.org. Wilder.

Music - Concerts Cincypunk Fest, 8:30 p.m. $10-$15., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., With Dopamines, Two Cow Garage, the Copyrights and Al Scorch. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Benefits Recycled Doggies and Save Our Shelter Dogs. --; cincypunkfest.com. Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Aries Spears, 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Comedian and actor. $20. 859-9572000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 Benefits Larry Bedel Racing for Cancer, 4-10 p.m., Villa Hills Civic Club, 729 Rogers Road, Music, raffle, silent auction, sports memorabilia, activity for children, food, beer and wine. Benefits Larry Bedel. $12, $8 advance. Presented by Friends of Larry Bedel. 859-468-7002; lindag8191958@yahoo.com. Villa Hills.

Dining Events Winery Dinner, 6-9 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, Buffet dinner and music. $25. Reservations required. 859-635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs.

Health / Wellness Free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas, 85 N. Grand Ave., Melanoma Know More promotes awareness of the disease, educates community on prevention and provides support to patients and families affected. Free. Registration required. Presented by Melanoma Know More. 859-301-5999; www.melanomaknowmore.com. Fort Thomas.

Holiday - Halloween Witches Ball, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Music by Chakras, Tree of Life and Specyphi. Doors open 5 p.m., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., Whole House. Decorated costume ball with vendors on balcony, finger foods, cash bar, photo booth, costume contests, tarot card readers, belly dancers and other entertainment. Ages 18 and up. $80 group of five, $50 for two, $35. 859-261-7469; www.thompsonhousenewport.com. Newport. USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $16. 859-740-2293; www.ussnightmare.com. Newport. Pumpkin Patch Tour, 10 a.m.-

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 The USS Nightmare, haunted barge, docked at Riverboat Row, is open 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 7-11 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday through Nov. 3. General admission is $16. For more information visit www.ussnightmare.com. Pictured is Josh Pafaf as the captain. FILE PHOTO

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Family Game Day, 11 a.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5033. Fort Thomas.

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Celebrate the Independence Courthouse turning 100 with building tours 5-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12-13. Free. A Centennial Ceremony will be 1 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit 859-525-7529. FILE PHOTO

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Cincypunk Fest, 8:30 p.m. Night 2. $10., The Southgate House Revival, --; cincypunkfest.com. Newport.

USS Nightmare, 7-11 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $16. 859-740-2293; www.ussnightmare.com. Newport. Pumpkin Patch Tour, 10 a.m.noon, 1-3 p.m., 4-5 p.m., Sunrock Farm, $10 two-hour tour, $8 one-hour tour. Registration required. 859-781-5502; www.sunrockfarm.org. Wilder.

Pumpkin Patch Tour, 10 a.m.noon, 4-6 p.m., Sunrock Farm, $10 two-hour tour, $8 one-hour tour. Registration required. 859-781-5502; www.sunrockfarm.org. Wilder.

On Stage - Comedy Aries Spears, 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $20. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

Sports-Registrations & Tryouts Volleyball Tryouts, 10:30 a.m.noon 12s age group. Through Oct. 21., 1 p.m.-3 p.m. 13s age group. Through Oct. 21., 3-5 p.m. 14s age group. Through Oct. 21., Campbell County Middle School, 8000 Alexandria Pike, 2013 tryouts for club volleyball. Players are expected to be at all three sessions. $30. Registration recommended. Presented by Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball. 859-620-6520; www.nkjv.net. Alexandria.

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, OCT. 14 Dining Events Brunch on the Barge, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, For Jewish young professionals ages 21-35. Bagels, eggs, hash browns, fruit and more. Bloody Marys, mimosas and other morning-time beverages. Ages 21 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by Access: Social Events for Jewish Young Professionals Ages 21-35. 513-373-0300; jypaccess.org.

Trees in our Community Forum and Annual Dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Twin Oaks Golf Course, 450 E. 43rd St., Includes social hour, dinner, presentation and community awards. Benefits Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Council. $10; donations accepted. Registration required by Oct. 15. Presented by Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Council. 859-384-4999; www.nkyurbanforestry.org. Covington.

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On Stage - Comedy Aries Spears, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $20. 859957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

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

Shopping Folksiders Market, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Rabbit Hash General Store, 10021 Lower River Road, Booths scattered throughout town featuring homemade and handcrafted items of pottery, jewelry, fine art, paper items and delectable fare along with music and antiques. Free. Presented by Folksiders. 859-5869049; www.folksiders.com. Rabbit Hash.

Sports-Registrations & Tryouts Volleyball Tryouts, 9-10:30 a.m. 8-11 age group. Through Oct. 21., Campbell County Middle School, $30. Registration recommended. 859-620-6520; www.nkjv.net. Alexandria.

Literary - Libraries Lego Lessons, 6 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring.

Support Groups Creatively Speaking: Family Art Therapy Workshop: General Loss, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Art therapy workshop designed to foster expression, communication, coping strategies, and a support network for families. Free. Reservations required. 859-441-6332; www.hospicebg.org. Florence.

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 Clubs & Organizations Triangle Toastmasters Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth St., Become a confident, more effective speaker. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Triangle Toastmasters. Through Feb. 19. 859-652-3348; triangle.toastmastersclubs.org. Newport. Luncheon and Fashion Show, noon, Highland Country Club, 931 Alexandria Pike, Theme: Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend. Card party, games, raffles, door prizes and more. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Fort Thomas Woman’s Club Scholarship Committee. $20. Reservations required. Presented by Fort Thomas Woman’s Club. 859-7811384. Fort Thomas.

Exercise Classes 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; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Newport.

Holiday - Halloween Pumpkin Patch Tour, 10 a.m.noon, 4-6 p.m., Sunrock Farm, $10 two-hour tour, $8 one-hour tour. Registration required. 859-781-5502; www.sunrockfarm.org. Wilder.

Museums Tot Tuesday: Ghost, 10:30 a.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Have a spooky time with your tot. Ages 2-5. Included with admission. 859-491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.

Music - Bluegrass Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band, 9 p.m.-midnight, Zola, 626 Main St., Free. 859-261-7510. Covington.

Music - Concerts Leftover Salmon, 8 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Jam band from Boulder, Co., formed in 1989. $20. On sale 10 a.m., June 15. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com. Covington.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 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.

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Cardio Dance Party!, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, $10 drop-in. 513-617-9498; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Newport. Choga Fitness: Yoga and Fitness Practice in a Chair, 9:30 a.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Integrates breathing with movement. For seniors. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035. Newport.

Holiday - Halloween USS Nightmare, 7-11 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $16. 859-740-2293; www.ussnightmare.com. Newport. Pumpkin Patch Tour, 4-6 p.m., Sunrock Farm, $10 two-hour tour, $8 one-hour tour. Registration required. 859-781-5502; www.sunrockfarm.org. Wilder.

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

Music - Benefits Q102 Bosom Ball, 4-5 p.m. Sound Check Party. With Philip Phillips, American Idol winner. SOLD OUT., 7:30 p.m. With Phillip Phillips, Andy Grammer, Graffiti 6 and Tristan Prettyman. Doors open 6:30 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Standing room only. Benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure and American Cancer Society’s breast cancer programs. Ages 21 and up. $25 ball. Presented by Q102-FM (101.9). 859-491-2444; www.madisontheateronline.com. Covington.

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

On Stage - Comedy Pauly Shore, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Comedian and actor. Special engagement. No coupons or passes accepted. $22$25. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

Support Groups C.R.E.A.T.E., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Support program for teens that have experienced the death of a family member or close friend. Teens create large canvas mixed-media mural reflecting grief and loss. Includes dinner. Free. Reservations required. 859-441-6332; www.hospicebg.org. Florence.


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Ginger tea a good ‘get-well’ drink arthritis, as well. It also reduces clotting in blood. Red pepper clears the head and helps chest congestion. Lemon provides vitamin C. The honey? Well, that will give you a quick energy boost. Now if you’re giving this to the little ones, you might leave out the pepper. Put a generous tablespoon of unpeeled, smashed or grated, fresh ginger in teapot and pour a couple cups of boiling water over. Let steep 5 minutes. Strain and add honey and lemon juice to taste and a pinch of cayenne.

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You may know her as Joanne Trimpe, author of Holy Chow cookbook. I know her as Giovanna and when she made this soup on Fox 19, I just had to get the recipe to share with you. This is a nice, warming soup for fall. If you have fresh jalapenos, sub one of those in for the canned. Check out Givoanna’s site: www.holychowcookbook.com.

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Dairy free, sugar free country style coleslaw I’ll usually add a bit more Splenda and vinegar. For Mitch, who was recently diagnosed with diabetes. “I love coleslaw and will need to make it at home.” This is good for those with dairy challenges, too.

¼ cup of canola oil 1 large onion (chopped) 2 teaspoons fresh ginger 3 garlic cloves (minced) 1 small can finely chopped jalapenos Zest of one or two limes 2 cans, 15 oz. ea, pumpkin puree 13.5 oz. can light coconut milk (shaken) 4 cups chicken broth

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The Fifth Third Bancorp Board of Directors promoted Eric Neufarth of Fort Thomas to assistant vice president. Neufarth is a lead implementation project manager. He started his career with the Bank in 2010, and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University, where he studied business. Neufarth is a volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and ArtsWave.

To plant or not to plant ... that is the question Question: Is it better to plant trees and shrubs in the fall or in the spring? Answer: If the soil is moist, the advantage of planting in early fall is that the tree has more time to establish new roots before winter. Tree roots continue to grow as long as soil temperMike atures are Klahr above 40 HORTICULTURE degrees F, CONCERNS which is often into December. The advantage of late fall planting is that by then, the tree has “shut down,” is more dormant and is less apt to “de-harden” or suffer transplant shock. During the fall, trees and shrubs undergo natural, internal changes (“hardening off”) as they “acclimate” to increase their tolerance to upcoming adverse winter conditions. As the leaves start to change color or turn brown, the sugars from leaves are sent down into the roots, where they act like antifreeze to help prevent root freezing. October is a good month to plant spruces, pines, arborvitae, juniper, Kentucky coffeetree, Amur cork tree, crabapples, elms, ginkgo, honeylocust, katsuratree, sugar maple, Japanese Pagodatree and serviceberry. A newly planted 2-inch trunk caliper tree needs 15

COMING UP Autumn Affair: Celebrating Nature & The Arts, Arboretum fundraiser: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, Boone Links Golf Course Clubhouse. Admission includes silent plant and art auction, live music and hors d’oeuvres, wine, etc. Reservations at arboretum@boonecountyky.org, or call 859-384-4999. Fall Woods & Wildflowers Walk: 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, Level 2 difficulty. Meet at 9189 Camp Ernst Road, Union, directly across from main entrance to the Boone County Arboretum at Central Park. Call 859-586-6101 to register, or enroll online at www.ca.uky.edu/boone Annual Bulb Planting: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Boone County Extension Office. Lunch provided. Call 859-586-6101 to register, or enroll online at www.ca.uky.edu/boone

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Children can be more affected by pollution and the environment than adults; they’re smaller and their bodies are still developing. Consider the following tips from the Environmental Protection Agency to help decrease a child’s risk of health issues from environmental exposure. Protect children from lead-based paint. Have them tested by their healthcare provider for lead exposure at 12 and 24 months. Even small amounts of lead can cause developmental delays and health issues in children. Eliminate asthma triggers including secondhand smoke, pet dander, mold, dust mites, and cockroaches. Keeping your house clean and free of clutter will help. Wash your children’s toys and stuffed animals. Provide your child healthy foods including

Gala to benefit Transitions Inc. The Grateful Life Foundation will sponsor its fourth annual gala which will benefit Transitions Inc. on Oct. 19 at the Drees Pavilion in Devou Park, 790 Park Lane, Covington. At 6 p.m. the silent auction will open, and gourmet coffee from Reality Tuesday along with wine and hors d’oeuvres will be available. Dinner by Jeff Thomas Catering will be served at 8 p.m. followed by Bruster’s Ice Cream and gourmet desserts. Beginning at 9 p.m., there will be musical entertainment and a live auction. Auction items include

sun exposure with protective clothing and sunscreen. Seek shade between 10 am and 4 pm when the sun’s rays are strongest. Test your home for radon. Radon is colorless and odorless. It is a cancercausing gas. Test kits are available from the district health department. Install a carbon monoxide detector in your home. Additionally, have your heating system and fireplace checked by a professional annually. Be sure to change the air filters in your heating and cooling system as scheduled. Pick a tip from those listed to focus on for the month to help ensure the health of the children in your life.

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Celebrating a Happy Howl-o-ween “Tell me again why I’m not allowed to bite,” Nosey asked testily as I lifted her hind legs and pulled a bright yellow tutu around her belly. “I don’t wanna be a bumblebee!” “Because that’s part of the sacred pact that humans and dogs made at the beginning of time,” I replied, strapping on the

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MAINSTRASSE VILLAGE DOG PAWRADE

Want to show off your dog's costume? Join in the fun at the 11th annual MainStrasse Village Dog PawRade in Goebel Park in Covington. Here's the scoop:

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Pumpkin Puppy Biscuits. THANKS TO MARSIE NEWBOLD leash at all times. The excitement of trick-ortreaters coming to the door and loud, scary noises can make even the most docile pet try to run away. If your pet is easily frightened, think ahead and consider keeping them in their crate or confined in a quiet room. This is especially important if you are having a party. With all the commotion, pets can slip out of an open door or accidentally unlocked gate and go missing. Don’t feed your pets candy meant for humans. Keep the treats where they can’t reach them. Many ingredients such as chocolate and artificial sweeteners can be potentially toxic. But, that doesn’t mean that your best friend can’t share in the fun of Halloween treats. Consider keeping a box of store-bought dog biscuits at the door for when pooches come to call; or better yet, bake your own. I can assure you that you will be the hit of the neighborhood! My best received recipe is for dog biscuits made with canned pumpkin. Give it a try!

Nosey in this year's Halloween Costume...a bumblebee. THANKS TO MARSIE NEWBOLD

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» www.mainstrasse.org » This is a dogs-only event. » Free and familyfriendly. There will be booths featuring pet treats and accessories, a pet psychic, animal rescue groups and obedience demonstrations. The much-anticipated "PawRade" will be held at 3:30 p.m. "PawRade." The theme this year is "Best Owner/Pet Lookalike." Prizes for this and other categories such as: Best Original Costume, Best Store Bought Costume will be awarded.

Method » Preheat oven to 325 degrees. » Using a mixer, slowly introduce pumpkin, eggs and peanut butter into whole wheat flour until mixture forms a ball. » Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for ∏ hour. » Roll out dough on a floured counter or cutting board. » Cut out biscuits with a cookie cutter. » Place on cookie sheets that have been sprayed with non-stick vegetable spray. » Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. » Cool biscuits before serving. » Keep refrigerated in a tightly sealed container for up to one week. For more pet care tips, visit www.marsiesmenagerie.com. If you have any ideas for future stories please contact Marsie Hall Newbold at marsolete@insightbb.com.

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Retired and decidedly finished working for money and wondering what to do with the remainder of your life? Over 55, recently released from your employer and wondering what to do with the rest of your life? Want to find new meaning and purpose? These next three installments of my column will discuss these issues facing us “boomers.” This first article is about volunteering your time and talents. Why should we volunteer? We all listen to that same radio station: What’s In It For Me? (WIFM). So it really makes me wonder why I should give my time and energies away for free. Here’s what in it for me: I live longer! The Corporation for National Community Service reports that seniors who provide social support for

others through volunteering had lower mortality rates than those who Ken Rechtin did not. COMMUNITY I get RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST smarter! According to a recent study, seniors who volunteer in social programs not only maintain good brain function, but their brain function and cognitive ability may actually increase. In short, volunteering can actually make me smarter. I am happier! Giving to others can help combat depression, because giving makes us feel vibrant, important and satisfied. Even if you are not depressed, volunteering is a rewarding experience that reduces stress and increases happiness. The Corporation for National Community Service notes

Butler named to ReSource board ReSource, a local nonprofit that distributes corporate donations to member charities, announced the board appointment of Carol Butler of Newport. Butler Butler recently celebrated 30 years with International Paper, a global corporation in the paper and packaging industry. She serves as vice president and general

manager of xpedx Stores Division and New Growth in Loveland. In addition to ReSource, Butler also serves on the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees. She is a former board member of Dress for Success Cincinnati and a founding member of the organization’s Corporate Guild.

Yearlings to host ‘Vixens’ gala Community Recorder The Yearlings will host Vixens, Villains & Vampires: A Graveyard Gala 711 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Marriott at River Center,10 East River Center Blvd.,

Covington. Colors are gray, red and black with optional graveyard attire. For more information, call 859-802-0122 or visit www.theyearlings.org.

Section 504 Public Notice Policy of Accessibility The Campbell County Fiscal Court is an Equal Opportunity Organization. The County will make every reasonable accommoda tion to assist qualified disabled persons access to qualified County services and facilities. We encourage you to call the contact person below if you need assistance or accommodations in order to access County services, programs or facilities. Please make us aware of your needs in advance so that suitable arrangements may be made on your behalf. Kim Serra, Human Resources Director Campbell County Fiscal Court P. O. Box 72340 Newport, KY 41072 Phone: 859.292.3838 Fax: 859.292.3888 TDD for hearing and/or speech impaired only: 1-800-545-1833 ext. 947 1730102 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE WILDER PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION The Wilder Planning and Zoning Commission will meet and conduct a public hearing on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 7:00 P.M., at the Wilder City Building, 520 Licking Pike, Wilder, Ky. to consider the following application: 1. Application by the Wilder Planning and Zoning Commission to consider amending the official Wilder Zoning Ordinance to include a new Business Park Development Zone (BPD) Zone. All interested parties are invited to give testimony regarding the above referenced application, which may be reviewed at the office of the Wilder Zoning Administrator, 520 Licking Pike, Wilder, Ky. Any questions regarding the above application should be directed to the Zoning Administrator at 581-8884. Orest Melnyk Chairman 1730374

that many health benefits associated with volunteering are a result of the sense of accomplishment a volunteer feels when helping others. I stay involved in my community and meet new people! Many of us spend most of our time at home, where we are comfortable. In fact, a recent article in the Los Angeles Times states that seniors currently spend between half and three-quarters of their time watching television. This social isolation helps explain why so many of us suffer from depression, an estimated 6 to 6.5 million aged 65 years and older. Senior volunteers spend less time at home and more time in their communities, which helps us increase our social and support networks. I am stronger! A University of California, Los Angeles study suggests that productive activities may actually slow down

the aging process for seniors as well. Previous scientific studies have come to the same conclusions. However, this study specifically suggests that volunteering seems to generate the best results. Interestingly enough, volunteering is the only productive activity proven to help prevent frailty among seniors. So, that’s what’s in it for us! Here are a few suggestions on whom to call to get started volunteering: » Michael Dutle, RSVP and Coming of Age: 513241-7745. » Sarah Siegrist, Senior Services of Northern Kentucky: 859-292-7979. » Senior Services’ 10 senior activity centers: www.seniorservicesnky.org/senior-centers. There is so much to this “getting old” thing that we need to talk about. If I don’t know the answer, then I will learn along with

LEGAL NOTICE The Campbell County Fiscal Court, at a regular meeting of the court on Wednes day, October 3, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., at the Campbell County Courthouse, 8352 E. Main Street, Alexandria, Kentucky, adopted the following ordinance upon the second reading, said ordinance having been read by title and summary given for the first time at the September 20, 2012 regular meeting of the Court. CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE O-11-12 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT ENACTING AND ADOPTING THE 2012 S-25 SUPPLE MENT TO THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE COUNTY OF CAMPBELL, KENTUCKY (JANUARY 1, 2012 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2012) The full text of Ordinance O-11-12 will be on file in the Office of the County Clerk, Newport, Kentucky and is on file in the Office of the Fiscal Court Clerk, Newport, Kentucky, and same is available for inspection and use by the public during regular business hours. I, Paula K. Spicer, Clerk of the Campbell County Fiscal Court, hereby certify that this summary was prepared by me at the direction of the Campbell County Fiscal Court and that said summary is a true and accurate summary of the contents of Ordinance O-11-12. Paula K. Spicer Fiscal Court Clerk

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you. If you find this article helpful and have suggestions about other topics, then I would appreciate it if you will let me know. I can be reached at 859-2927971, or email me at krechtin@seniorservicesnky.org. Or write to me at Senior Services of North-

ern Kentucky, 1032 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011. Ken Rechtin is the interim executive director of Senior Services of Northern Kentucky and a Campbell County Commissioner.

INVITATION TO BID Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III will be accepting sealed bids for the renovation of one (1) single family homeownership building, located at 215 W10th. St. in the City of Newport, Kentucky. Bids are due no later than 3:00 p.m., local time, November 1, 2012, at the offices of NMHC III, 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 “215 W10th. Renovation Project #12-15”. Contract Documents may be obtained at our offices located at 30 East 8th. St., Newport, KY 41071 NMHC III will conduct a pre-bid conference at the building at 9:00 a.m., local time, October 18, 2012. A certified check or bank draft, payable to NMHC 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 bonds. 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 and minimum wage rates to be paid under the contract, 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. NMHC III 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 NMHC III to do so. It is the intent of NMHC III to award a contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder. NMHC III is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 1731037

Request for Qualifications and Proposals for Professional Services NKWD – Kenton County Unserved Project 2012 (Sub-District M) Date: October 11, 2012 Statement of QualificationS and proposals WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (OWNER) 2835 Crescent Springs Road P.O. Box 18640 Erlanger, Kentucky 41018

INVITATION TO BID Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III will be accepting sealed bids for the construction of two (2) single family homeownership buildings, located at 905 and 907 Central Avenue in the City of Newport, Kentucky. Bids are due no later than 3:00 p.m., local time, November 1, 2012, at the offices of NMHC III, 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 “New Housing Project #12-12”. Contract Documents may be obtained at our offices located at 30 East 8th. St., Newport, KY 41071 NMHC III will conduct a pre-bid conference at the jobsite at 10:00 a.m., local time, October 18, 2012. A certified check or bank draft, payable to NMHC 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 bonds. 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 and minimum wage rates to be paid under the contract, 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. NMHC III 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 NMHC III to do so. It is the intent of NMHC III to award a contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder. NMHC III is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 1731036

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The Northern Kentucky Water District (NKWD) provides water service to over 80,000 residential, commercial, industrial and wholesale customers in Northern Kentucky. The Northern Kentucky Water District (NKWD) is in need of a qualified engineering firm to provide planning, design, construction, and other required services for the NKWD – Kenton County Unserved Water Project 2012 (Sub-District M). This project is a water main extension proj ect, approx. 6.74 miles, along the following roads in Southern Kenton County: Little Cruises Creek, Rich Road, Fontana, KY 177 (Decoursey Pike), Rouse Road, Camp Road, Harbil Road and Lakeview Drive. Sources of funding may include, but are not limited to, a KY Infrastructure Authority (KIA) Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Loan, a KY Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a USDA-Rural Development (RD) Grant/Loan, and local funds. To assist in this process, the NKWD is requesting Statements of Qualifications and Proposals including detailed technical approach and cost. Copies of the Request for Qualifications and Proposals may be obtained from the office of Northern Kentucky Water District at the address indicated herein, by contacting John Scheben, at 859-426-2717, or at the District’s website www.nkywater.org. There is no charge for these documents. The NKWD will accept Statements of Qualifications and Proposals from interested firms until 1:00 p.m. on November 1, 2012. The NKWD reserves the right to reject any and all submittals, to waive any technicalities, and to negotiate with the respondent that best meets the project requirements. The NKWD is not responsible or liable for any cost incurred by firms responding to this solicitation. This solicitation for Statements of Qualifications and Proposals is being conducted to fulfill state/federal funding agency procurement requirements, including RUS Instruction 1780.39. The NKWD will adhere to the requirements, as they pertain to conditions of employment, to be observed under the contract: Section 3 of Section 109 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504 Handicapped and Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and the Anti-Kickback Act. No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied benefits of or subject to discrimination in the implementation of this project on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex or age. The NKWD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Richard Harrison, V.P. of Engineering, Water Quality & Production Northern Kentucky Water District

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Construction trade school grows, wins accolades Community Recorder The Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky has operated the Enzweiler Apprentice Training Program since 1955. The 2012-2013 school year recently began with impressive enrollment growth. This year 100 students enrolled in the first year of programming at the school; the largest firstyear enrollment in decades. The entire program boasts more than 150 students and is planning for an enrollment of more than 200 in 2013. In addition, the school has received the American Society of Association Executive Workforce Development Award from the National Association of Home Builders. This award recognizes local associations for their achievements in developing tomorrow’s construction workforce. The program is the oldest private trade school in the nation; operated at the association’s building center located in the Circle-

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Gina Erardi, 15, of Crescent Springs paints the face of Kirsten Sebastian, 8, of Southgate as Brianna Brandt, 7, of Burlington looks on during the 39th annual Bean Bash Oct. 6 at Turfway Park. MARTY WHITACRE FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed Work is generally described as follows: Construction of approximately 2,995 linear feet of 8” PVC water main and 185 linear feet of 6” PVC water main together with the appurtenances and related work along Swan Circle and Caldwell Drive {Swan Circle to Elken Place} in the City of Elsmere, Kenton County, Kentucky. All Bids must be in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and Contract Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 Or ECE Inc. 4205 Dixie Highway Elsmere, Kentucky 41018 Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office of ECE, Inc. at the address indicated herein. Charges for all documents obtained will be made on the following basis: Charge $ 50.00 Complete set of Bidding Documents $ 25.00 Mailing and Handling (U.S. Mail or FedEx) (if requested) Charges for Bidding Documents and mailing and handling, if applicable, will not be refunded. Bids will be received on a unit price and/or lump sum basis as described in the Contract Documents. Bid security, in the form of a certified check or a Bid Bond (insuring/bonding company shall be rated “A” by AM Best) in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the maximum total bid price, must accompany each Bid. The Successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Construction Payment Bond and a Construction Performance Bond (insuring/bonding company shall be rated “A” by AM Best) as security for the faithful performance of the contract and the payment of all bills and obligations arising from the performance of the Contract. Contractor and all Subcontractors will be required to conform to the labor standards set forth in the Contract Documents. This project falls under the provisions of KRS 337.505 to 337.550 for prevailing wage rates. Evaluation of Bids and the awarding of a final contract are subject to the reciprocal preference for Kentucky resident bidders pursuant to KRS 45A490 to 45A.494 and (KAR 200 5:400). Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the apparent qualified Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 60 days after the day of bid opening or for such longer period of time to which a Bidder may agree in writing upon request of the Owner. If a Contract is to be awarded, the Owner will give the successful Bidder a Notice of Award during the period of time during which the successful Bidder’s bid remains subject to acceptance. Richard Harrison, Vice President of Engineering, Water Quality, Production Northern Kentucky Water District 1001721060

FLORENCE — The Albert S. and Anna L. Rawe Family

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Campbell County Fiscal Court will sealed proaccept posals for a video visitation system for the Campbell County Center. Detention This system will include equipment, installation, and followup services. Sealed proposals will be ac9:00 until cepted A.M. prevailing time on Friday, November 2012 at the 16, Campbell County Detention Center, 601 Central Avenue, Newport, KY 41071 ATTN: Greg L. Buckler, Jailer. To obtain a proposal packet contact Greg Buckler, Campbell County 859-547at Jailer the visit or 1901 web-site: County www.campbellcoun Reciprocal tyky.org. preference for Kenbidresident tucky ders as described in 45A.490-494 KRS shall be applied in accordance with 200 CampKAR 5:400. bell County reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, in whole or in part, to waive any and all informalities, and to disregard all nonconforming, nonresponsive or conditional proposals. Pursuant to KRS 424.130, this request for proposals will appear for the second time in the November 1, 2012 edition. 0428 LEGAL NOTICE The Bellevue PlanZoning and ning Commission will hold a public community workshop on Thursday October 25th at 6:15 p.m. in the CallCommunity ahan Van 322 Center, Voast Avenue, Bellevue, Kentucky, 41073. a is meeting The workshop open to the general public to facilitate ideas for future goals and objectives to be included in the city’s upcoming 2013 Comprehensive Plan update. For more information, please contact John M. Yung, Zoning Administrator at (859) 431-8866. 1731196

Foundation recently presented the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center a gift of $7,500 to support its trauma mental health services. The gift stemmed from proceeds from a successful first annual Albert S. and Anna L. Rawe Family Foundation Golf Outing May 11 at Hickory Sticks Golf Club. The Rawe Family Foundation was created by the12 children of the late Albert S. and Anna L. Rawe of Newport. According to their children, “Albert S. and Anna L. Rawe provided us an opportunity to grow in a safe and caring environment, to understand the ne-

Donna Rawe Gish and Michelle Gish Amann, representing the Albert S. and Anna L. Rawe Family Foundation, present $7,500 to the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center. Vickie Henderson, executive director of the NKCAC, and Kimberly Carlisle, chair of The Advocates for the NKCAC, officially accept the gift. PROVIDED cessity of individual work and commitment, and to recognize the responsibility of serving the communi-

Local Annual Meeting Notice For members of SSC, Inc. - Campbell Service Saturday, October 13, 2012, 8:00 a.m. Business Meeting begins at 1:00 p.m. SSC, Inc. – Campbell Service, Jefferson and Main Streets, Alexandria, Kentucky Agenda includes annual elections and management reports. By order of the Stockholder Advisory Board Edward D. Stubbs, Chairman %'#"))"$!)(&$#)"

PUBLIC NOTICE For Solid Waste Management Plan Update 2013-2017 The Northern Kentucky Solid Waste Management Area (NKSWMA) which consists of the Fiscal Courts of Boone, Campbell and Kenton, proposes to adopt the Northern Kentucky Solid Waste Management Plan update per 401 KAR 49:011 Section 5. The Plan, if approved, will serve as the basis for handling solid waste management issues in Boone, Campbell and Kenton Counties as well as the Cities of these Counties for the years 2013-2017. The draft plan is available for public inspection beginning 2012 at the following locations during their normal business hours: o Boone, Solid Waste Coordinator’s Office, 5645 Idlewild Road, Burlington, KY 41005 o Campbell County Solid Waste Management, 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY 41072 o Kenton County Public Works, 420 Independence Station Road, Independence, KY 41051 Additional information about this plan is available from Kelly Chapman, NKSWMA Coordinator at 859-334-3629 or by email at kchapman@boonecountyky.org. Anyone unable to review the plan at the above locations may call and request that a copy be mailed to them. Any person wishing to be heard at a public hearing must send a written request to NKSWMA, c/o Boone County Public Works, Division of Solid Waste Mgt., 5645 Idlewild Road, Burlington, KY 41005. A public hearing has been tentatively scheduled on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at noon at the Kenton County Courthouse in Independence to receive public comments on the plan. However, if no request for public hearing has been received by end of business on November 12th, 2012, the hearing will not be held. The Governing Body will respond to written public comments within 15 days of the close of the public comment period, and will consider the plan for passage at one of the Fiscal Court meetings of each County in September. The plan will then be submitted to the Kentucky Cabinet for Environmental & Public Protection for review and approval. 1730716

ty and others in the community.” Their family foundation now honors those life lessons in their name. “The mission of the foundation is for future generations to continue the commitment to community service which was a fundamental value instilled by my parents. It was a wonderful feeling to be able to deliver the donation to the NKCAC along with my daughter (Michelle Gish Amann),” said Donna Rawe Gish. “The NKCAC is an exceptional organization that focuses on protecting the children while supporting the entire family unit. It was a natural fit for our foundation donation.” The Rawe Foundation gift will benefit the NKCAC and greater Northern Kentucky community and support the provision of trauma informed mental health services for children seen at the NKCAC. Centerbased services were provided to more than 640 children last year. “It’s an honor for the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center to be recognized by the Rawe family in this way. Their foundation was created by an amazing family and to work alongside them and improve the lives of the children and families in our community is truly an honor,” said Vickie Henderson, executive director for NKCAC. “We value and appreciate their recognition of the importance of our services for children and families.” For more information about the NKCAC, including its October’s Ghoulish Gala fundraiser, visit www.nkycac.org or call 859-442-3200.


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DEATHS Ernest Lee

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Ernest “Mr. Ernie or Moose” Lee, 64, of Union, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at his residence. He was a former union carpenter Local No. 698 member and worked for Baker and Messer Construction Co., was a custodian at A.M. Yealey School and a member of St. Paul Church in Florence. He enjoyed the University of Kentucky, the Bengals and playing euchre. A sister, Alma Barth, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Christine Link Gamble; son, Bryan Gamble of Mason, Ohio; daughters, Shannon Bernstein and Kelly Ziegelmeyer, both of Florence; sister, Eileen Nichols of Villa Hills; brothers, Joe Gamble of Florence, Nick Gamble of Lakeside Park, Bill Gamble of Florence and Donnie Gamble of Crestview; and four grandchildren. Interment was at Mother of God Cemetery. Memorials: Ronald McDonald House, Charities of Greater Cincinnati, 350 Erkenbrecher Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45229 or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

band, Robert Georgia of Burlington; son, Scot Georgia of Florence; daughters, Natasha Georgia of Minneapolis and Nikole Georgia of Fort Thomas; and four grandchildren. Burial was in Burlington Cemetery.

Janet Herms Janet Clare Herms, 73, of Dayton, died Sept. 28, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a member of St. Benard Church in Dayton. Her sister, Rita Watka and brother Lawrence Herms, died previously. Survivors include her sisters, Ruth Poos and Carol Lynn, both of Dayton, and Ramona Burkart, both of Fort Thomas; and brother, Tom Herms of Alexandria. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Bernard Parish, 401 Berry Ave., Dayton, Ky. 41074.

Robert Kash Robert L. Kash Sr., 70, of Fort Thomas, died Sept. 22, 2012, at Ivy Woods Care Center in Cincinnati. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Boschert Kash; sons, Rob Kash Jr. and Randy Kash, both of Fort Thomas, and Rick Kash of Greendale, Ind.; sister, Connie Stricker of Wilder; and four grandchildren. Memorials: Children’s Hospital, P.O Box 5202, Cincinnati, OH. 45201-5202.

Kathleen McClanahan Kathleen “Kath” McClanahan, 51, of of Erlanger, died Oct. 2, 2012, at St. Elizabeth. She formerly worked for Western Southern Life Insurance Co. and St. Luke West Hospital and recently worked for Rendigs, Fry, Kiely, and Dennis Law Firm in Cincinnati as a paralegal. Her parents,

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John and Lois Murphy, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Terry McClanahan of Erlanger; children, Matthew McClanahan of Bellevue, Mark McClanahan and Michael McClanahan, both of Erlanger, and Otis, “the long dog;” brothers, Tim Murphy of Alexandria, Terry Murphy of Union, Todd Murphy of Edgewood, and Joseph and Martin Murphy, both of Elsmere; sisters; Karen Jansen of Fort Thomas and Marcie McMillon of Dupont, Wash.; and stepmother, Patricia Murphy of Elsmere. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Franklin McIntosh Franklin McIntosh, 81, of Fort Thomas, died Oct 2, 2012, at his residence. He was a purchasing agent for Jewish Hospital. Survivors include many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and greatgreat-nieces and -nephews. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery.

Rita McIntosh Rita Mills McIntosh, 65, of Verona, died Sept. 24, 2012, in Edgewood. Survivors include her husband, Gilbert McIntosh; stepsons, Gilbert Lynn McIntosh of Walton, Douglas McIntosh of Pittsburgh, Pa., and David McIntosh of Sadieville, Ky.; stepdaughter, Cindy McIntosh of Corinth; brothers, Allen Sizemore of Barbourville, Francis Sizemore of Flat Lick, Lewis Sizemore of Verona and Alex Sizemore of Middletown, Ohio; and sisters, Eunice Hildenbrand of Huber Heights, Ohio, Clarinda Lane of Southgate, Rachell Jones of Cincinnati and Evelyn Smith of Barbourville. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Thomas Purcell Jr.

Dr. Thomas Charles Purcell Jr., 75, of Fort Thomas, died Sept. 28, 2012. He was deputy director of Manpower Training and Development with NIOSH, attended Covington Latin High school, Xavier University, Purdue and University of Cincinnati, a member of Xavier University All for One Club, St. Thomas Church and Choir, Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society, he coached football, baseball, and basketball, and was a golfer and Xavier Basketball fan. His daughter, Christine Marie Purcell, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Donna Purcell of Fort Thomas; sons, Thomas Charles Purcell, III, and John Paul Purcell, both of Fort Thomas, Timothy Xavier Purcell of Cincinnati, son, Dr. Anthony John Purcell of Brooklyn, Conn., and Patrick Clifford Purcell of Southgate; daughters, Dr. Susan Claire Purcell Wenk, Therese Marie Purcell Bell, Mary Elizabeth Purcell Cherry and Peggy M. Purcell Duffy, all of Cincinnati, Lucie Ann Purcell Schriefer of Fort Thomas; and 26 grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Passionist Nuns, 1151 Donaldson Hwy., Erlanger, KY. 41018 or Northern Kentucky Right to Life, P.O. Box 1202, Covington, KY. 41012.

Ruth Ramsey Ruth Mae Ramsey, 87, of Newport, died Oct 1, 2012, at the Baptist Convalescent Center. She was retired from Dixie Chili and attended First Baptist Church of Newport. Her husband, Arlie Ramsey and a daughter, Glenda Barnes, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Linda Vauthier and Theresa Ramsey; son, James Ramsey; brother, Garland Fetters; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Burial will immediately follow at Oakland Cemetery in Grant’s Lick.

George Sohnlein George F. Sohnlein, 87, of Newport, died Sept. 29, 2012, at his residence. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and an electrician with Newport Steel. His wife, Betty, Sohnlein, died previously. Survivors include his children, Ray Sohnlein of Edgewood, Connie Barone of Fort Thomas, George Sohnlein of Green Township, Ohio, David Sohnlein of Dayton, Donna Neiser of Alexandria, Michael Sonhlein of Newport and Nancy Turner of Melbourne; sisters, Thelma Farney of Fort Thomas and Audrey Juengling of Wilder; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas.

Janie Stevens Janie Beth Stevens, 73, of California, died Sept. 30, 2012, at her residence. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Valley Homemakers and Persimmon Grove Baptist Church. Her husband, Donald M. Stevens, died previously. Survivors include her son, Clark Kyle; daughter, Carolyn Trainor; and brother, Adrain Clark. Interment was at Persimmon Grove Baptist Cemetery. Memorials: Persimmon Grove Baptist Church or Hospice of the Blue Grass.

Hazel Turner Hazel Turner, 69, of Fort Thomas, died Sept. 27, 2012. She was a school teacher with Newport schools, a charter member of the New Friendship Old Regular Baptist Church in Newport, a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Eastern Star. Her husband, Wilgus Turner and brother, John Griffith, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Bill Turner, David Turner, Jerry; sister, Rebecca Sebastian; and six grandchildren. Burial was in Breathitt County, Ky.

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IN THE SERVICE Adkins graduates basic training

Air Force Airman Steven M. Adkins, the grandson of Don Adkins of Alexandria and nephew of Jerry Svec of Independence, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Adkins is a 2005 graduate of Simon Kenton High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2010 from Northern Kentucky University.

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Newport Central Catholic 2012 graduates Lila Garner and Austen Davenport comDavenport pleted cadet basic training at the U.S. Military Academy. They are now official members of the Garner Corps of Cadets at West Point.

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