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Get moving

Master Charlie Fry from Master Fry Defense Systems, above left, watches as Verlie Meadows, an 11-year-old first degree black belt, does a kick during Newport’s Second Sunday event Sunday, Oct. 11. Second Sunday is a statewide event meant to promote physical activity. Shealynn Deaton, 6, above right, practices her hula-hooping skills during the event. Below, the Double Dutch Team from the Carl Lindner Family YMCA performs at the Second Sunday event.

Herbst Tour

Each year, residents and business owners open up their doors to visitors, and beckon drivers to tour the rural hillsides, taste some wine or hot cider, take home a pumpkin, and tour working farms and six of the area’s signature hand-built stone houses. This year’s free self-guided Camp Springs Herbst Tour will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. LIFE, B1

Unsafe driving

There have been 598 road fatalities in Kentucky this year, according to preliminary information through Oct. 4. That’s an increase of four for the same time period last year. This week the state has awarded grants to several law enforcement agencies in Northern Kentucky to help them reduce unsafe driving. NEWS, A5

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Council has set the 2010 property tax rate lower than the previous year’s, but the still-growing city expects to still gain $50,000 more revenue from new development. The city was surprised by the amount of new taxable real estate in the city, about $40 million, this year, said City Administrator Mick Vank. Much of the new development was from the completion of condominiums in the Granite Springs development, Vank said. Council set a new property tax rate for 2010 of $1.64 per $1,000 of assessed property during an Oct. 8 special meeting. The past year’s property tax rate was $1.69 per $1,000 of assessed value. State law allows each city to approve a rate 4 percent higher than the compensating rate, but after months of debate, council decided by a 3-2 vote in favor of a lower rate. Council members Lou Gerding and Brenda Helton voted against the rate that was approved, and council member Stuart Oehrle was absent from the meeting. “Taxes should always be debated, and taxes should always be heart-felt,” said Mayor Mark Stoeber. Stoeber said that an owner of a $350,000 house would save about $18. If the council had approved keeping the tax rate at $1.69 per $1,000 of assessed value, the city

would have collected about $30,000 more than it will, but that the tax rate is also cumulative, Stoeber said. “So, it was a discussion of $30,000, but it compounds,” he said. “It boils down to about $1 million over 20 years.” The city’s strategic plan features a 30-year street repair plan for all 60 miles of streets, he said. Replacing a street costs about $1 million per mile, and needs to be done every 35 to 40 years. The city needs the extra 4 percent in the tax rate to fulfill all the goals of the city’s long-term strategic plan that was set up six years ago, Gerding said. Helton said other cities in the area assess street repair improvements, and Cold Spring does not at the moment because of council’s decision to come up with a long-term street plan using existing revenues. Helton said she thought is was more important to maintain the revenue stream necessary for when street repair work needs to be done. “I just felt like $18 a year was not that much of a hardship,” she said. Council member Rob Moore, who voted for the lower rate, said he didn’t think the strategic plan would be negatively affected by the decision. “I figured that when that strategic plan was created they didn’t figure on the economy we’re in,” Moore said. “Any break we can give our citizens I want to give them,” he said.

Opening day set for county building By Chris Mayhew

Campbell County will open its new three-story government services center to the public Monday, Nov. 23. The county’s cost for the 52,000-square-foot county administration building at 11th and Monmouth streets is $13.5 million and will consolidate offices from at least three different buildings in Newport. The health clinic for the county, county clerk’s office and Property Valuation Administrator, are all planning to join the county in opening to the public Nov. 23. “We’re a one-stop location pretty much for all county services other than the courts,” said Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine. “A convenient one-stop location.” For the public, there is a third floor view of the downtown riverfront skyline and amenities for staff include private lockers and showers they can use after exercising before work or during lunch, Horine said. The county will take control of


The third floor viewing area inside the new county building opening at 1098 Monmouth St., Newport, will be a public gathering place with tables and chairs with a view of Covington, Newport’s and Cincinnati’s downtown skylines. the building from the builder Oct. 30 and will officially move offices Friday, Nov. 20, he said. However, not all of the new buildibngs tenants will be in before the opening at the end of November. Since tax collection and payment time is busiest time of the

year for the Campbell County Sheriff, they will keep that office at its current location, 330 York St. in the Newport courthouse, possibly until as late as March 2010, said Sheriff John Dunn. “We are just going to go through our tax season down here,” Dunn said. But, there will

be a sheriff’s presence in the new building, at least to have a deputy there for auto inspections, he said. Tax bills are required to have a physical address placed on them, and two addresses couldn’t be put on the same bill, Dunn said. So, for convenience-sake, it was decided to stay put, especially because many people come inperson to pay their bill instead of mailing their payments, he said. Campbell County Clerk Jack Snodgrass, said his office has by far the most records of any office moving into the new building, and will close Nov. 19-20, and possibly part of Nov. 18 for the process. The new building will also help streamline the office’s operations, he said. Auto renewal, the clerk’s busiest office, handling 60,000 customers a year, will be on the first floor, and the clerk’s voter registration and records office will be on the second floor in the new building. “Right now we have a lot of walkways and cubbyholes where we have to distribute work, so our efficiency is going to improve a lot,” Snodgrass said.


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Highland Heights teams up with NKU students to clean up city By Amanda Joering Alley

Highland Heights officials and students from Northern Kentucky University have

united their efforts to clean up the city. During a city-wide clean up day Saturday, Oct. 10, students from one of NKU’s University 101 classes parAMANDA JOERING ALLEY/STAFF

Northern Kentucky University students and teacher Paul Young pose for a picture while helping during the clean up day as part of the university's Service on Saturday program.

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NKU student Jeff Schleben (center) and teacher Paul Young (right) help resident Tom Broomall throw away some garbage. ticipated in Service on Saturday, helping members of the city council and the parks and recreation department clean up city right-of-ways

and around the city building and old elementary school building. Councilwoman Sandy Shaw said the groups have

been coming together for the clean up every April and October for six years. Shaw said besides cleaning up public places, the city provides the citizens with garbage receptacles to dispose of unwanted materials. “We are just trying to give residents a chance to clean up their homes and yards,” Shaw said. “We hope to have more and more people come out every year.” Every clean up, Shaw said groups of 20 to 50 NKU students help out the city officials. “This is a true collabora-

tion between the university and the city,” said Paul Young, an NKU teacher whose class participated in the clean up. For resident Tom Broomall, the event makes it more convenient for him to get rid of stuff sitting around his house and yard that he doesn’t want. “It seems like I never find the time to get it together on trash day and some stuff they won’t even take,” Broomall said. “I really think what the city does here is a great idea.”

Forum takes on education challenges By Chris Mayhew

Organizers of a public forum in Campbell County concerning education will put the quality and funding of schools in Kentucky to the test in a panel discussion Oct. 22. The public is invited to attend a public forum about education in Kentucky that’s being organized by the Campbell County Democratic Woman’s Club. The forum being billed as a non-partisan public service event. The meeting will be at the Wilder city building, 520 Licking Pike, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, and light refreshments will be served. Titled “How these critical times in education affect our families and schools,” the discussion is the third in the club’s “Whose Life Is It Anyway?” public meetings series. The idea is for elected officials to be able to sit down and talk about problems and to give the public a chance to tell them their feelings and concerns about education, said Laura Roberts, a member of the Democratic Woman’s Club committee

organizing the event. Of utmost concern is what will happen in the next legislative session of the General Assembly when it comes to education, Roberts said. “Education is important,” she said. “With the cuts that we’re face now, there needs to some discussion on how we go from here because children are our future.” The keynote speaker will be Jack Moreland, president of Southbank Partners, who is a longtime educator in Northern Kentucky. Rep. Arnold Simpson, D-Covington, who was the co-chair of the Budget Review Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education in the Kentucky General Assembly, will provide an overview of education issues in Kentucky before several panelists speak and a question and answer session. Campbell County Judgeexecutive Steve Pendery, Republican, is also scheduled to speak at the event. The panelists for the evening will include Lynn Poe, Principal of Cline Elementary School, and Sharron Oxendine, president of the Kentucky Education Association. For information call Roberts at 581-4371.

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New winery ready for visitors to pour in

$5 million waits for Campbell residents

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To taste is free, but only for one day, when the owners of the family-run Camp Springs Vineyard celebrate the grand opening of their new wine tasting room this month. The Enzweiler family will provide each visitor with a free taste of their white, red and raspberry wines during the kickoff of the new tasting room at 6685 Four Mile Road near St. John Church in Camp Springs from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 during the third annual Camp Springs Herbst Tour. After opening day, there will be a regular weekend tasting schedule of 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. It’s the second winery with a tasting room in Campbell County. StoneBrook Winery, also in Camp Springs, was the first tasting room in Northern Kentucky when opened in 2005. Brothers Kevin and Chris Enzweiler, and their father

The first floor tasting room features a bar with a varnished top made of walnut, and a base of hackberry and ash, and all of it cut from the trees from the family’s farm. Lonnie Enzweiler, constructed a barn-like building on their family’s 50-acre farm for their newfound passion for wine making. Chris’ expertise is in the chemistry of wine making, and Kevin focuses on keeping the grape vines healthy and growing. In 2008, the Enzweilers have bottled Vidal Blanc, a white; Chambourcin, a red that’s a French-hybrid, and a Rasberry Wine. Those are the wines that will be available for tastings or sale by the glass or bottle. For the new tasting room, they intentionally chose to build all the walls and ceilings out of wood. “We tried to keep as


From left, Kevin, Chris and Lonnie Enzweiler, owners and operators of the Camp Springs Vineyard in their new wine tasting room with the 2008 bottling lineup they will be serving upon opening for the first time Sunday, Oct. 18. much of the woodwork exposed as we could just to give it a rustic look,” Chris said. The first floor tasting room features a bar with a varnished top made of walnut, and a base of hackberry and ash, and all of it cut from the trees from the family’s farm. Antiques used by the family in generations past, and locally made art and quilts for sale line the walls of the room. A restored 1910 player piano with vintage paper scrolls

plays songs including “Stars & Stripes Forever.” Both the first floor and second floor will be rented out for events including meetings, parties and wedding receptions. And the basement serves as the production facility for fermenting and bottling. People can come out and just enjoy a taste, a glass, or take home a bottle of wine, and enjoy the experience of being in a farming environment, Lonnie said.

Missing something? Maybe you don’t realize it yet, but the Kentucky State Treasury might be holding onto some money for you, a family member or one of your friends. The Kentucky State Treasury has $5 million in unclaimed property from Campbell County residents, and at an Oct. 19 event in Newport people will have forum to ask for their property back. Treasury office representatives will bring its list of Campbell County names connected to unclaimed property to a special event at the Newport City Hall, 998 Monthouth St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19. “The State Treasurer is trying to be creative to deliver those funds or property to their rightful owners,” said Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine. Whether people live in Campbell County now, or have ever lived here, they could have unclaimed property they have a right to,

Horine said. People can come and look under their names or their relative’s names to see if there is any property that is unclaimed, he said. While the majority of the property is money, some of the property is actual objects, he said. Horine said the Treasurer’s office has made visits in other counties, but Campbell County is probably the most urbanized county that this program has been brought to so far. Kentucky State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach will also speak about the Oct. 19 event and his office’s unclaimed property division, at the Campbell County Fiscal Court meeting in the Alexandria courthouse, 8352 E. Main St., at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7. If people don’t want to wait to see if their name, or someone else’s name that they know, is on the list, the Treasurer’s Web site features claim forms and a database of unclaimed property people can search by a last and first names at




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Area police seek to reduce unsafe driving in N. Ky. By Paul McKibben

Creating a buzz

The state has awarded grants to several law enforcement agencies in Northern Kentucky to help them reduce unsafe driving. Erlanger Police Chief Marc Fields said during a press conference Oct. 5 at the Kentucky Speedway’s Fort Mitchell office that his department has tried to increase the number of citations it writes for violations that cause accidents. “We study the accidents to make sure what the causes are and then we try to target those violations, whether it be speeding, following too closely, reckless driving, those kind of things,” he said, adding it will also try to increase seat belt usage by 5 percent. Florence Police Lt. Joe Maier said his department will use its grant to target speeding, following too


Anna Schroer, Jacob Verst and Emma Verst take a close look at a honey comb from the inside of one of local beekeeper and junior high teacher Susie Kahmann’s beehives. Kahmann brought in a sample of her beekeeping equipment and honey. Some of the information she shared with the students was the importance and order of bees, the significance of swarming, and the difference in the honey available for consumption.

closely, cutting people off, drivers not using their turn signals and any indicators of driving under the influence such as having bright lights on. Officers will work extra hours. He said the department will also buy preliminary breath tests, an accident camera and a new laser radar unit. Alexandria Police Lt. George Schreiner said speeding is one of the department’s biggest issues, especially out on the AA Highway and U.S. 27. The department will use its grant to put officers on the roadways to target speeding. Departments receiving grants are: • Boone County Sheriff, $25,000 • Campbell County Police, $25,000 • Independence Police, $20,000 • Erlanger Police, $18,000 • Highland Heights

Police, $18,000 • Alexandria Police, $15,000 • Kenton County Police, $15,000 • Fort Mitchell Police, $15,000 • Florence Police, $15,000 • Lakeside ParkCrestview Hills Police, $7,000 There have been 598 road fatalities in Kentucky this year, according to preliminary information through Oct. 4. That’s an increase of four for the same time period last year. Last year, Boone County had 11 people killed in collisions, Campbell County had seven and Kenton County had six. Statewide there were 826 total highway fatalities last year. The grants are funded from the federal government. The state said the grants will also help to educate the public about the

necessity for child safety seats and seat belt usage. Some departments are required to have a local match. The departments with a local match are Florence Police, Independence Police and the Boone County Sheriff. “We are firmly committed to improving the safety in Kentucky communities by providing law enforcement with these necessary resources,” said in a statement Chuck Geveden, executive director of the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety. “We must attack the problem in the forefront before we risk losing more lives on Kentucky’s highways.”

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Nominees named for vacant judgeship in Campbell Co. The Judicial Nominating Commission, led by Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr., announced nominees to fill the vacant Family Court judgeship in the 17th Judicial Circuit, Division 3, which serves Campbell County. The three attorneys named as nominees to fill the vacancy are Laurie Bilz Dowell, Mary Gayle Hoffman and John Robert Jennings. The Family Court judgeship was left vacant by Judge D. Michael Foellger, who resigned Jan. 1 to join the Senior Judges Program. • Laurie Bilz Dowell of Cold Spring is an attorney with the firm Twehues & Verst and is an assistant county attorney for the Campbell County Attorney’s Office. She earned her juris doctor at Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, grad-

uating in 1988. • Mary Gayle Hoffman of Newport is president and owner of The Hoffman Firm, PSC, in Elsmere. She earned her juris doctor at Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, graduating in 1980. • John Robert Jennings of Alexandria previously served as a staff attorney for Judge Foellger. He earned his juris doctor at the University of Kentucky College of Law, graduating in 1975. When a judicial vacancy occurs, the executive secretary of the Judicial Nominating Commission publishes a notice of vacancy in the judicial circuit or the judicial district affected. Attorneys can recommend someone or nominate themselves. The names of the applicants are not released. Once nominations occur, the individuals interested in the position return a questionnaire to the

Office of the Chief Justice. Chief Justice Minton then meets with the Judicial Nominating Commission to choose three nominees. Because the Kentucky Constitution requires that three names be submitted to the governor, in some cases the commission submits an attorney’s name even though the attorney did not apply. A letter naming the three nominees is sent to Gov. Steve Beshear for review. The governor has 60 days to appoint a replacement, and his office makes the announcement. Circuit and district judges who are appointed to fill vacancies and wish to try to retain their seats will run for elected office in 2010. The regularly scheduled election for district judges is in 2010. District judges serve four-year terms. The next regularly scheduled election for circuit judges is in 2014.

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Flu threat may pass, but sanitizing stays By Chris Mayhew

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The threat of the H1N1 flu has prompted schools to implement precautions that are here to stay including gluing countless automatic hand sanitizer dispensers to walls. In addition to the preferred method of encouraging students and staff to wash their hands, hand sanitizers have been popping up in hallways and next to classroom doors in all Campbell County Schools in recent weeks. There probably won’t again be a time when there aren’t hand sanitizer stations, said Campbell County Middle School Principal David Sandlin. Sandlin said the sanitizers have been installed in almost every corner of the

school to make them easy to find and use. “We are still really promoting that the kids wash their hands, which is still better than just hand sanitizer,” said Juli Hale, director of communications for the district. The school has always sanitized classrooms and other areas at the end of each day, Hale said. But the district has stepped up its sanitizing efforts even more so this year, she said. The hand sanitizers will probably be around for a while because this year it’s H1N1, but next year there may be something else, Hale said. “Keeping the students germ-free seems to be a positive no matter which germs we’re facing,” she said. So far, student attendance has not dropped sub-

stantially because of the H1N1, Hale said. But there have been more than several cases confirmed in the district, Hale said. “At this point we have had a confirmed case in each of our buildings,” she said. Student attendance has been down this year from the norm of about 93 percent to about 91 percent, Hale said. It seems parents are heeding district advice to err on the side of caution and keep a child showing any symptoms of sickness home, she said. “We are really encouraging that even if they’re sick at all, if they have a slight fever, to keep them home,” Hale said. District officials also closely followed what was happening when Bishop Brossart High School closed

school for almost a full week in September, Hale said. Besides the school being nearby, Brossart students ride some of the districts buses, she said. There have been discussions by district officials about what it would take for the district to call off classes because of an outbreak of flu, Hale said. The discussions included how low attendance would have to drop before calling off school, but no number was decided. Instead, the district will consider both how the learning environment in schools are being affected, and whether it’s best for the community to call off school, she said. “You’re impacting your families both ways to stay open or to close,” Hale said.

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Autumn has arrived, and to celebrate the season, Camp Springs is inviting visitors to tour the area’s German immigrant history during the third annual Herbst Tour. The tour’s name, Herbst, is German for Autumn. This year’s self-guided driving tour features visits to three working farms, including a pumpkin patch and draft horse demonstration and corn maze at Neltner’s Farm on Four Mile Road. There are also six stone houses, a horse farm, equestrian center, four churches, two vineyards, two wineries, artist studios and crafts, a day Lilly farm and fire department on the tour. For a tour map and more information visit the Web site

Sunday, Oct. 18. Registration for the 2.5mile walk will begin at 9 a.m., and the walk will start at 10 a.m. There will also be flu vaccines and blood pressure checks offered during the event. There is a goal of at least $10 per walker being encouraged. Child walkers and bicyclists will be welcome. All donations will be tax deductible, and stay local through the St. Elizabeth Community Foundation’s effort to help local women. Make checks out to the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation (Holbrook-Minning Fund).

Public meeting about future of education in Kentucky

The public is being invited to attend a public meeting about education in Kentucky that's being organized by the Campbell County Democratic Woman's Club, and being billed as a non-partisan public service event. The meeting will be at the Wilder city building, 520 Licking Pike, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 22, and light refreshments will be served. Titled “How these critical times in education affect our families and schools”, is the third in the club’s “Whose Life Is It Anyway?” public meetings series. The keynote speaker will be Jack Moreland, president of Southbank Partners, who is a longtime educator in Northern Kentucky. Rep. Arnold Simpson, D-Covington, who was the co-chair of the Budget Review Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education in the Kentucky General Assembly, will provide an overview of education issues in Kentucky before several panelists speak and a question and answer session. Campbell County Judgeexecutive Steve Pendery is also scheduled to speak at the event. The panelists for the evening will include Lynn Poe, Principal of Cline Elementary School, and Sharron Oxendine, president of the Kentucky Education Association. For information call Laura Roberts at 581-4371.

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School hires staff by supplementing funds By Chris Mayhew

Enrollment growth and what Campbell Ridge Elementary School Principal Anthony Mazzei says are creative ways the school spends money, has allowed the school to add additional paraeducator positions. The paraeducator positions added this fall will provide more daily small group or one-on-one

interventions with students needing improvement in one or more subjects. The school is buying two of the positions with extra money in its budget, and the district’s Board of Education is funding the additional two positions as a normal part of the staffing allocation process. Because of growth in the Campbell Ridge’s enrollment this fall, the school was able to split an additional teaching position added back into the staffing allocation by the board


The Tiger (Bellevue’s and Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes mascot) gets ready to roll out for the parade.

into two paraeducator positions instead, Mazzei said. The school’s enrollment grew about 25 students to almost 750 students including preschool at the end of last year, and that’s about where enrollment started this year, he said. Overall, the district’s enrollment continues to grow, with about 100 more students in total attending the school system this year, said Juli Hale, director of communications. “We feel like we picked up some parochial students who chose pub-


They’re grrreat and Bellevue Independent Schools want everyone to know. Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes selected Gilligan Stadium as one of 55 youth athletic fields out of thousands of entries as a winner in their field renovation program. The community celebrated the honor at a rally Oct. 1. “On behalf of the Bellevue Independent Schools, I want to express my appreciation to the entire Northern Kentucky area for their support in the recent Kellogg’s Turf Makeover Contest,” said Superintendent Wayne Starnes. “Your assistance has enabled this school district to accomplish far more than it otherwise would have.”

The BHS Football team holds a “Thank You” sign at the Kellogg’s celebration at Gilligan Stadium.

teaching supply materials. “We are able to do this because I think we are budgeting money in a very responsible manner,” he said. But Campbell Ridge’s creative spending plan has its detractors. When the board allocates funds for instructional materials, it should be spent only for that purpose, said Board of Education member Janis Winbigler. “I just feel like staffing should be board allocated,” Winbigler said.


Bellevue Police Chief William Cole with students from Bellevue before the parade.

Tigers celebrate stadium renovation

Bellevue Mayor Jack Meyer poses with the tigers.

lic school over parochial school that may or may not be related to economy,” Hale said. In hiring the remaining two paraeducator positions, the school used money it had saved from the district-funded supply budget with a supplemental $40 annual instructional supply fee parents at the school are paying. “We spend money in creative ways,” Mazzei said. The school is using the fee money to buy paper and other

Everyone in attendance was treated to cereal, while students from Grandview Elementary, cheerleaders, band members and members of the school’s sports teams led the celebration. “Winning the contest means a lot,” said Kim McIntyre, who entered the stadium into the contest. “Not only are we going to get help making our stadium better, people now know who we are; we are a community who sticks together no matter what.” Kellogg Company’s contractor, Brickman Landscaping, will be conducting a site visit at Gilligan Stadium. The approximate value of Kellogg’s commitment is up to $15,000 per field.


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Bellevue High School Principal, Col. Mike Wills, left, and Bellevue Mayor Jack Meyer in the parade.

The BHS presented a plaque to Kim McIntyre, who spearheaded the project. From left are: School Superintendent Wayne Starnes, BHS Principal Mike Wills, Kim McIntyre and BHS Athletic Director Nick Wilson.

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Lions’ Pride to host Pumpkin Patch event

Southgate Lions’ Pride, the parent organization for Southgate School, is hosting its annual Pumpkin Patch from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. The event includes games, prizes and treats. There will be a funhouse, which includes a maze and scary activities for a $2 admission, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event is at Southgate

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Freshman group collects cell phones for soldiers

Current freshman at Newport Central Catholic and Highlands High School participating in the group I Am 2013 are working on a community outreach project collecting cell phones for soldiers. The group is asking for old cell phones, which will be

recycled and in return minutes are given to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. The group is doing a doorto-door campaign from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. Cell phones may also be dropped off at Sibcy Cline, 34 Martha Collins Lane Boulevard in Cold Spring.

Newport continues to look at school consolidations

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COLLEGE CORNER Gateway Community and Technical College has appointed Abigail Kessinger to the position of student nursing resource center coordinator, according to Dr. G. Edward Hughes, Gateway president and chief executive officer.

In this position, Kessinger will serve as the full-time coordinator of the nurse resource center. She will teach nursing theory and/or nursing clinical courses. She was hired as part of a Department of Labor nursing expansion grant. Kessinger previously worked with the Northern Kentucky Independent Health

Department serving as clinical coordinator and before that as a registered nurse. Before that, she worked as a registered nurse at Bethesda North hospital. She holds both a Kentucky and Ohio state nursing license. She is currently in the process of obtaining her Master of Science in nurse management from Northern Kentucky University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from NKU and an associate nursing degree from Cincinnati State. She resides in Ft. Thomas.

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School of Contribution

Students at St. Joseph School, Cold Spring, have earned the award of “School of Contribution.” This award is presented by Children’s, Inc. for schools making the commitment to offer students the opportunity to incorporate service into their school experience.

Michael Beal of Highland Heights received an academic scholarship from Campbellsville University. Beal is the son of Michael and Cordelia Beal and a 2006 graduate of Campbell County High. Scholarship awards are based upon a students ACT or SAT score combined with their GPA and class rank. Academic scholarships are awarded in various amounts to students based on high school grade point average, ACT or SAT scores and high school ranking. The average academic scholarship is $6,000.

The Governor's Scholarship is a competitive scholarship and is open to students who have participated in the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program. Recipients must have a 3.5 high school GPA and a 25 on their ACT. The Presidential Scholarship is a competitive scholarship open to freshman with a 3.5 GPA and a 30-32 on their ACT or a 1980-2160 on their SAT. There are five Presidential Scholarships awarded each year, which are for up to full tuition. The Roger's Scholar Academic Incentive Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship offered to participants in the Roger's Scholars program.

Transylvania comes to Northern Kentucky

Transylvania University will hold an information night for prospective students and their parents in the Northern Kentucky area from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Hilton – Cincinnati Airport. Guest will spend an evening talking with some of Transylvania’s students, professors, staff and graduates about the university and learning about the academic programs and student activities. For more information, call

the admissions office at 1800-872-6798 or register online at Transylvania, founded in 1780, is the nation’s sixteenth oldest institution of higher learning and is consistently ranked in national publications as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Campbellsville U.

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This week in soccer

• Newport Central Catholic High School girls beat Dixie Heights 6-1, Oct. 5. Olivia Hubert scored two goals and Christina Siebert, Kelsey Johnson, Morgan Dubec and Julie Long each scored one goal for NCC. NCC advances to 9-3-3 with the win. • Bishop Brossart boys beat Model 1-0, Oct. 6. Brossart’s Eric LeMaster made three saves, and Cory Hartig made four saves. Craig Todd scored the goal. • Newport Central Catholic boys shut out Boone County 3-0, Oct. 7. NCC’s Troy Kremer made five saves. Austin Juniet scored three goals for NCC. NCC advances to 8-4-3 with the win. • Campbell County High School girls shut out Villa Madonna 2-0, Oct. 7. Campbell’s Megan Rauch made three saves. Kaitlin Bryan scored the two goals. Campbell advances to 10-2-3 with the win. • Newport High School girls tied with Dayton 1-1, Oct. 8.

This week in volleyball

• Campbell County High School beat Beechwood High School 26-24, 25-19, Oct. 6. Campbell advances to 20-9 with the win. • Bishop Brossart beat Silver Grove 25-20, 25-15, Oct. 6. • Newport Central Catholic beat Simon Kenton 26-24, 25-23, Oct. 6. • Highlands High School beat Newport High School 2510, 25-10, Oct. 6. • Newport Central Catholic beat Ryle High School 25-17, 21-25, 25-18, Oct. 7. • Bellevue High School beat Newport High School 2522, 25-16, Oct. 7. Bellevue advances to 14-19 with the win. • Bishop Brossart beat Calvary Christian 25-17, 2521, Oct. 9. Brossart advances to 16-14 with the win. • Highlands beat Pendleton County 25-22, 25-9, Oct. 8. Highlands advances to 1512 with the win.

This week in cross country

• Covington Catholic finished first in the Diocesan Championships at Villa Madonna, Oct. 6, with a score of 37. Cov Cath’s Schwab finished first at 16:16.47, and Simms was second at 16:24.28. St. Henry finished second with 44, Villa Madonna was third with 73, Bishop Brossart was fourth with 83 and Holy Cross was fifth with 122. • Notre Dame Academy girls finished second with a score of 46 at the Diocesan Championships, Oct. 6. Notre Dame’s List finished second at 19:14.74.

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Bellevue buckles down in win

Conner 47, Campbell Co. 12

By James Weber

The Bellevue High School football team keeps the river city paddle trophy after a 56-7 win over Dayton Oct. 9. The Tigers (5-2, 3-0) are tied for first place in the local Class 1A district with Beechwood. Beechwood plays at Ludlow Oct. 16 and then hosts Beechwood in the last district matchup Oct. 23. Dayton (0-7, 0-3) hosts Walton-Verona Oct. 16 and plays at Bishop Brossart Oct. 24. The Greendevils need to win at least one of those games and possibly both to make the 1A playoffs. Ricky Buckler made his last regular season game against Dayton memorable, as the Tiger senior ran for 301 yards and five touchdowns. He now has 1,549 yards and 23 scores. DJ Slater had two TD runs, including one from 12 yards out that gave Bellevue a 22-7 lead in the second quarter. Alex Hegge returned an interception 70 yards for a score to account for a 28-7 halftime advantage for the Tigers. That was his second “Pick Six” this year among his four interceptions. Hegge is the team’s leading receiver this year with 15 catches for 216 yards and a score.

NewCath 38, Holy Cross 21

Newport Central Catholic has an extra week to prepare for its next game. The Thoroughbreds earned the rest with a 38-21 thumping of Class 2A district rival Holy Cross. The ‘Breds next contest is Friday, Oct. 23, at Lloyd. A win would secure a third straight Class 2A district title for NewCath. The running game keyed the victory over Holy Cross. NewCath piled up 376 yards


Bellevue players celebrate a fumble recovery by Tigers LB James Sullivan (4).

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5-2 4-3 4-3 4-3 1-6 0-7

3-0 3-0 2-1 1-2 0-3 0-3

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3-5 3-3 3-4 2-4

2-0 0-0 0-1 0-1

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3-0 1-1 0-0 0-1 0-2

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1-0 1-0 1-1 0-2

Simon Kenton Conner Ryle Boone Co. Cooper Campbell Co.

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rushing, most coming on cutbacks after it looked like the Indians had the ballcarrier stopped. Quarterback Brady Hightchew led the way with 217 yards on 25 carries. Running back Chris Kelly added 159 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries. “Our offensive line played great and our quarterback and running back had a super game,” New Cath head coach Bob Schneider said.


Bellevue RB Ricky Buckler breaks free for a Tigers’ touchdown against Dayton Oct. 9.


NewCath quarterback Brady Hightchew runs the ball against Holy Cross Oct. 9. Hightchew’s vision and ability to see the entire field while running at or near full speed impressed his coach and left the opposition scratching their heads. The Indians scored first, on a one-yard run by Brayson Smith. The ’Breds then reeled off 31 unanswered points. “I thought we started out kind of sluggish,” Schneider said. “They scored, and I think that woke us up a bit.” After Kelly tied the game at 7 with his first touchdown run, Hightchew connected on a 39-yard scoring pass to Brian Doyle. The ’Breds took advantage of a blown pass coverage by the Indians. Quarterback Markel Walker tried to lead a comeback for the Indians in the fourth quarter. He threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Josh Jasper and rushed for a 38-yard score, but it was too little, too late. New Cath’s final two games are road contests at Lloyd and Beechwood. The ’Breds are a young team, with only eight seniors. The coaches and players will spend the bye week working to solidify positions and bolster special teams play. Lloyd’s passing attack


Dayton QB Patrick Schwierjohann drops back to pass against Bellevue Oct. 9. will be a major test for the ’Breds young and inexperienced secondary. Hightchew continues to impress with his command of the offense. NewCath has its sights set on a return trip to the state championship game, but a lot has to be done in the next few weeks to prepare for the postseason. “Our last three games, we’ve started to show that we can move the ball well on offense,” Schneider said. “We are going to work real hard to clean things up these next few weeks.” The Thoroughbreds’ offense is hitting its stride just in time for another deep postseason run. New Cath’s 3-5 overall record does not at all indicate that this is a down year for the program. The ’Breds have played one of the toughest schedules in northern Kentucky. With the win over Holy Cross, NewCath re-entered the top 10 of the Enquirer Coaches’ Poll. All five of the losses have come to teams that were ranked in the top ten at the time. All are still ranked ahead of the Thoroughbreds with the exception of Campbell County, which fell to No. 11 when the ’Breds slipped in at No. 10 this week. “We have played a hellacious schedule,” Schneider said. “If we can get to 5-5 we’ll be in a good spot for the playoffs.”

The Camels lost their third straight game to drop to 2-5, 0-3 in the local 6A district. Campbell plays at Cooper Oct. 16 and hosts Simon Kenton Oct. 23. The Camels have to win both games to have a shot at making the playoffs. Against Conner, the Camels trailed 34-12 at halftime to the Cougars and standout senior quarterback Nick West, who threw for 266 yards and five touchdowns. Michael Kremer had two TD passes in the first half, one to Joe Franzen and the other to Corey Cox. But he threw three interceptions.

Bishop Brossart 21, Walton-Verona 15

The Mustangs pulled out a key win, their first-ever district victory in the local Class 1A ledger. Brossart (4-3, 1-2) hosts Beechwood Oct. 16 and Dayton Oct. 24. The Mustangs are currently in fourth place in the district ahead of Dayton and Walton-Verona, both winless in district play. Chris Bowman carried the way for the Mustangs against the Bearcats, as he carried the ball 37 times for 212 yards and three touchdowns. He also had nine tackles.

Lloyd 51, Newport 22

The Juggernauts (4-3) jumped out to a 31-0 halftime lead and cruised to victory. Lloyd pile up 237 yards rushing, led by Seth Chappie’s 131 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries. Lloyd quarterback Dylan McGuire passed for 144 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Demitri Brown completed 11 of 16 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 128 yards to lead Newport (3-3). Lloyd plays Holy Cross Oct. 16 and Newport plays Fleming County


Dayton RB Derrick Buchanon tries to evade Bellevue defenders Opal Decker (50) and Rodney Brock (12) during Bellevue’s win Oct. 9.

Camel defense leads way to strong season By James Weber

Because of weather cancellations, the Campbell County girls’ soccer team has to work to break their school record for wins, but their mark for fewest losses is assured. Campbell had a record of 11-2-3 entering the 19th District semifinals Oct. 13. They were two wins shy of last year’s 13-5-3 mark, the best win total in team history.

“Overall we’re doing real well,” head coach Dave Morris said. “We tied Notre Dame which we’ve never done before. We tied Brossart and hadn’t done that in a while.” Those came in consecutive games, a scoreless draw with Notre Dame, topranked in the state coaches poll, Sept. 30, and a 2-2 game against the rival Mustangs three days later. The two losses have been to district rivals Highlands and Newport Central

Catholic. The Camels have only given up one goal in their wins and just seven for the season. The back line, led by senior co-captain Anne Marie Dumaine has been one of the best in the area. Second-year starter Carolynn Dreyer, also a standout track sprinter, is the stopper. Junior Sarah Carroll and freshman Taylor Robinson are the other starters in the back. Sophomore goalkeeper

Megan Rauch has seven complete-game shutouts. “Four of them play the whole time,” Morris said of the defense. “I like having them as a unit because they play well together. (Rauch) is the best goalkeeper I’ve had since I’ve been here. She’s not real big but she makes big stops.” On offense, the leaders are junior Kaitlin Bryan with 16 goals and senior Amy Neltner with 12. Neltner is a co-captain. “(Bryan) stays late and

practices shooting and turning,” Morris said. “She scores on all-out sprints and timing shots, striking the ball well. She’s also very fast. We have a lot of speed on the team. (Neltner) is very fast and attracts a lot of attention. She is so active and gives Kaitlin a lot of openings.” The Camels have three other seniors in Tory Siple, Carmen Schneider and Kaitlyn Rice.

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Whitacre credits teammates for goal record By James Weber

Beth Whitacre wouldn’t have wanted her 100th career goal to come any other way. The Covington Latin soccer senior reached the century mark Oct. 7 at Newport. Less than two minutes into the game, she put a rebound in the net after teammate Grace Wyatt fired a hard shot at the Newport goalkeeper. Play stopped for a presentation and gifts from Whitacre’s teammates.

academic program. She wants to play soccer in college but said she may not be able to play right away because of her age. “I like the team aspect of it and all the girls you have

“It feels really good,” said Whitacre, a Dayton resident. “I’m especially proud of the people who helped me because without them I wouldn’t have done anything.” Chief among those is Wyatt, who Whitacre estimated has recorded an assist on at least 60 of her goals. “She’s been a big help to me throughout our years here. She’s really great,” Whitacre said. “She helps me on and off the soccer field. The whole team has been very supportive.”

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Covington Latin senior Beth Whitacre (far right) receives a congratulatory sign from teammates after her 100th career goal Oct. 7 at Newport Stadium.


Covington Latin seniors Grace Wyatt (left) and Beth Whitacre with the game ball from Whitacre’s 100th career goal Oct. 7.

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Whitacre had three goals that night in Covington Latin’s 10-0 win, ironically at the alma mater of her father, Dan, who set football kicking records when he played there in the 1970s. She entered the 20th District Tournament with 102 career goals, which according to the KHSAA is tied for the all-time Northern Kentucky girls’ soccer record with Boone County

graduate Tina Lindon (1987-89). The win moved the Trojans’ record to 9-6-1. “We’re beating some big teams that we have never been able to compete against before,” Whitacre said. “Our school is definitely improving.” Whitacre, 15, has been playing soccer since age 4. She skipped two grades in Covington Latin’s advanced



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Undefeated Saints focus on improving

They got a taste of postseason glory, now the Thomas More College football team wants to take the next step. After a 5-0 start, the Saints were ranked 21st in the latest Division III poll. Last year, they were 8-2 and won their first Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship. That earned them a trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament, where the Saints lost 44-23 to North Central. “They were the No. 2 team in the country and we were beating them for a quarter and a half,” said senior quarterback Trevor Stellman, a Conner product.

“We learned we have to do some little things better.” Added Newport Central Catholic graduate and senior linebacker Brandon Kohrs, “We got satisfied because we won the conference. We realized you can never be satisfied.” The Saints took that dissatisfaction to the tune of a 5-0 mark. Playing the same schedule in the same order as last year, TMC avenged a 41-14 loss to John Carroll from 2008 with a 14-7 win to open the season and have since beaten three league foes by comfortable margins. “We’ve improved a lot each week,” TMC head coach Jim Hilvert said. “John Carroll was a great team and that gave us a lot


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Local Saints Local prep alumni on the Thomas More football team: NewCath: Rob Kues, Brandon Kohrs, Matt Ritter, Dustin Zink, Justin Smith. Brossart: Tony Woeste Campbell County: Wade Begley, Austin Studer. Highlands: Tyler Owens. of confidence. We have to keep getting better. We cannot plateau.” The offense has averaged 34 points and 414 yards per game. Stellman, a third-year starter, has 294 rushing yards and 1,027 in the air. He has completed 66 percent of his passes and thrown 12 TD passes to three interceptions. “(5-0) is a great start, but it’s better to be undefeated in the end,” Stellman said. Senior veteran tailback Cordario “Monty” Collier has 293 rushing yards and Kendall Owens (Cincinnati La Salle) has 184. Stellman has not relied on just one receiver, as when he’s not throwing to his backs wideouts Chris Farley, Nick Olthaus (Elder), Austin Studer

(Campbell County) and Mercier Doucette (Boone County) have taken turns having big games. “We have a lot of guys who can hurt you,” Hilvert said. “It can be two or three different guys every week.” The defense is led by senior linebacker Brad Steinmetz, a two-time AllAmerican and the team’s leading tackler this year. Kohrs is the third-leading tackler and recently named a semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy, a award that honors off-field success as well as football. He’s focused on helping the team. “(5-0) is a great start, but in this conference, you lose one or two games and you lose everything you’ve worked for. You have to take it one game at a time.” “We play very fast and very physical on defense,” Hilvert said. “We have improved a great deal from last year.” Hilvert said his seniors have done a great job of leading this season, including Stellman, who’s going to end up high on several career passing lists at the school. “I want to finish strong and keep the program going,” he said. “This is a dream come true to play college football and be on a successful team.”


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Cub Scouts clean Clay Ridge Road

After a week of rain the weather breaks and Cub Scout Pack 75 cleans Clay Ridge Road. On Sept. 26, 17 members and supporters of Cub Scout Pack 75 earn money for their Pack along with helping to make Campbell County a little cleaner. The Pack is chartered with Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, with over 30 active boys participating. The “Trash for Cash” program is administered by Campbell County Solid Waste and is funded with Grant Money. The Scout clean-up crew was primarily comprised of the adult leadership for the scouts due to safety restrictions placed on the participant’s age. The Scouts cleaned the five mile stretch of Clay Ridge Road collecting sixty six bags of trash. The money earned will be used to fund the various programs and activities the cub scouts participate in throughout the year. This was a great way to give back to the community and our neighbors, along with supporting our boys. Marty Hart Pack 57 Cub Master Alexandria

Fort Thomas deer hunt

In response to Mr. Sheffield’s letter on Oct. 8, I for one wish that he would quit grasping at straws in concerns to the deer hunt and come back to reality. If he were to actually understand that 1. The city of Ft Thomas can not regulate

hunting only the State DNR can do that. 2. It cost money to do a back ground check and who’s going to pay for that? 3. In order to hunt you have to have the land owner’s permission or it is considered trespassing/poaching punishable by seizure of all hunting gear, vehicle, hunting license and jail time. 4. The free ranging hunters lurking about should not worry him as much as the late night garbage pickers that are scoping out our cars for valuables or the door to door sales people that are checking out our big screen TV while they stick a bogus business card in your door. Maybe he will increase his life expectancy by a few years because he will not worry himself to death over things that have a minute possibility of happening. I have two small children and worry more about them catching the swine flu from putting their hands in their mouth than I do about them being hit by a stray arrow. Oh and by the way if he has a hook up with somebody at Kmart that can get me a hunting license for $10 that would be great it would save me around $110. As for our City Council I think they are doing a great job trying to appease everyone but we all know you can’t please everybody all the time but you can please most of them some of the time. Rick Heilman St. Nicholas Place Fort Thomas

Economy’s impact deepens New economic data paints a disturbing picture of growing poverty. The recession started last year, but its impact has been far greater in 2009. With the jobless rate still climbing and many people unable to find work after months of searching, 1.5 million out-of-work Americans are expected to lose assistance by the end of this year. Unemployment in the eight Northern Kentucky counties averaged 6.0 percent in 2008, but rose to a rate of 10.9 percent by the end of July. If the current recession follows past trends, unemployment and poverty will continue to rise long after the economic recovery. The Economic Policy Institute estimates that assuming an average unemployment rate of 9.3 percent for 2009, poverty will increase this year to 14.7 percent, and will hit children disproportionately hard. For children, the consequences of poverty can be long-lasting, leading to poor nutrition, poor health and poor prospects for success in school. In the short term, less money to spend means greater hardships for families and low retail sales for communities. Assistance like unemployment, energy assistance and food stamps must continue to help Kentucky residents who have lost their jobs and need help paying for groceries, housing, health care and other basic needs. The growing need is palpable. Food Stamp participation rates increased 13 percent from 2008 to 2009, with about 1 in 6 Kentuckians receiving food stamps by March 2009. At Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, our crisis assistance requests have risen by 25 percent since the recession hit, with more than 11,000 families receiving help with rent, food, energy or other basic needs during the fiscal year that ended on June 30. It was the first time many of these families had requested

financial assistance from our Florence agency, indicating Tandy that the economy is reaching deeper Community into Northern KenRecorder tucky’s middle guest class population. columnist Well-targeted aid can reduce poverty and its painful consequences even during a recession. Among an array of tools Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission uses against the recession and poverty are a series of workforce training programs aimed at disparate underprivileged populations. YouthBuild of Northern Kentucky, part of a nationwide program, provides educational and vocational training for 16- to 24year-old dropouts. Our Mature Workers Program provides job training and placement assistance for workers 55 years of age and older. And NKCAC’s newest initiative works in partnership with the Life Learning Center of Covington to provide job placement, counseling and assistance for a broad spectrum of potential workers. Without the combination of federal, state, local and charitable responses more families would be suffering and our economy would be in far worse shape. To avoid choking off the recovery now and to build for the future, we must continue help for the unemployed and work as a region to prevent more layoffs and the resulting hardships. Improving the long-term health of our economy must start with helping those who are hurting most. From what we have seen, the need is unlikely to diminish any time soon. Florence Tandy is executive director of Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission.

The fourth-grade students at St. Joseph School, Cold Spring, recently visited the state capital. They learned all about the state and its government. Students explored the old and new capitol buildings along with the governor’s mansion during their trip. Shown: State Rep. Joe Fisher explains to students about what he does for the state.

Visiting Frankfort

Hope Karnes and Logan Enxel, right, take a minute to see what it feels like to sit in the Kentucky Senate. PROVIDED.

Deer hunt in need of more restrictions Regrettably, it appears that our Mayor and City Council can neither hear, nor see the danger they have enabled to descend upon the residents of Fort Thomas, Dayton, and Bellevue as they have made up their minds to encourage deer hunting in Fort Thomas in spite of the Fort Thomas resident’s disapproval, and defending forcing us Fort Thomas property taxpayers/residents to fund an expensive court challenge. Therefore, I am strongly recommending that Mayor and City Council do not continue to pursue such a dangerous policy. However, if they cannot accept that they are placing all of us in danger, then surely, the Mayor and City Council can implement and mandate stringent requirements of the hunters. In addition to the conditions currently in place in the City Council’s “Archery in Fort Thomas” I propose some common sense and practical requirements of those property/home owners that would permit hunting on their property and their guest hunters: • Hunting hours must remain 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. • All property/home owners that participate by allowing their property to be hunted must properly mark/flag the property boundaries and mark/flag the outer limits to which an arrow may be released. • Memorial Parkway and Mary Ingles Highway be conspicuously marked with “Danger! Deer hunting in progress. Travel at your own risk!”

signs spaced every mile on both sides of each road as it traverses through Fort Thomas’s jurisdiction. • The prospective host property/home owner is required to provide an in force Hunting Club policy or similar to the City Council with no less than $10,000,000 Per Occurrence General Liability Coverage to cover all that are injured or killed as a result of deer hunting on their property. • Bow Hunting Safety Course: Each prospective hunter is required to have satisfactorily completed a Kentucky approved Hunter Safety Course within the previous five years. Regardless. • Both the respective property/home owners and guest hunters must meet with the Fort Thomas Hunting Program Coordinator to review rules, regulations, and hunting zones prior to hunting. • Tree Stand use is required. Full Body harness while in a tree stand 10 feet off the ground is required for all hunters. This requirement is to ensure that the arrow is shot towards the ground to avoid it flying over the intended target and traveling horizontally down range causing an injury. • Prospective hunter is required to prove her/his proficiency with her/his bow and arrows by shooting five targets the size of a watermelon from a

Peter Cabrel Community Recorder guest columnist

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

Ohio has early voting. Do you think Kentucky should also allow early voting? “Yes! The Bluegrass state seems to be behind on many things.” Duke “We should have used this a long, long time ago. What a great incentive to get people to register and out to vote. Come on

Kentucky, get with the program!” Florence “I think anything that will assist legitimate voter turnout is a good idea.” Rabbit Hash “No. As time passes, issues change. Early voting may cause someone to cast a vote they regret after more information is known.” G.G.

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tree stand positioned ten feet off the ground from distances ranging from 20-35 yards. Prospective hunter must hold the draw for 30 full seconds or longer before releasing the arrow. One miss would disqualify the prospective hunter. • Arrows must be marked legibly with hunter’s name and phone number. • All hunters must sign in and sign out with the Fort Thomas Police Department on each day of their hunt. Upon arrival at the property, hunters must expose a sign (Sign dimension shall be 18x24 inch, constructed of plastic or metal, coated in solid hunter orange and the phrase: “Bow hunter on premises” in six-inch black lettering) by flipping it to reveal the words Bow hunter on premises. At end of hunt, hunters must remove the sign and sign out with the Fort Thomas Police Department. Folks, this is not too much to ask as it is much the same as I require of my Big Pine Farm hunting club that is located in rural Central Georgia. Moreover, I have seen other landowners and environmental groups employ similar requirements of those that they permit to hunt on their properties. Fort Thomas, Kentucky is a picturesque high density, urban community with open borders. It is not a Hunting Club or a Killing Field! Peter Cabrel is a resident of Newman Avenue in Fort Thomas.

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Fort Thomas resident Frank Davidson, owner of Concrete Concepts, poses for a picture on a patio he recently refinished using CTi products.

Fort Thomas resident gives concrete a face-lift Rehab, redesign and renew. That is the purpose of Fort Thomas resident Frank Davidson’s business, Concrete Concepts. Using Concrete Technology Incorporated (CTi) products including colorenhanced modified acrylic cement, Davidson is bringing a new look to concrete in the Tristate. “It’s amazing what this stuff can do,” Davidson said. “This is not stamped concrete, which can fade quickly, this is resurfacing existing concrete.” CTi products allow everything from driveways and patios to garages and walkways to be resurfaced with a wide selection of colors, textures and patterns. Davidson said the product goes on top of existing concrete, making it more attractive, durable and giving it protection from the elements.

Davidson started the business earlier this year after finding out he will soon be furloughed for an extended time from his job as a pilot for ASTAR Air Cargo. “With that prospect I thought I better start looking elsewhere,” Davidson said. With past experience in construction, Davidson said starting the business made sense when he came across CTi. “These products offer homeowners less expensive alternative to ripping out their patio,” Davidson said. “I can also resurface kitchen counter tops and give them the look of granite or marble for less.” For more information about Concrete Concepts, call 816-2679 or visit Reported by Amanda Joering Alley

Each year, residents and business owners open up their doors to visitors, and beckon drivers to tour the rural hillsides, taste some wine or hot cider, take home a pumpkin, and tour working farms and six of the area’s signature hand-built stone houses. This year’s free self-guided Camp Springs Herbst Tour will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Oct. 18. Locations include working farms, artist’s studios, two wineries with tasting rooms and vineyards, a fire department, horse farms, an equestrian center, and six stone houses and four churches all built in the mid1800s. There are 20 stops on the tour. The rural Campbell County community is south of Silver Grove and North of Alexandria in an area surrounding Four Mile Road. The tour, named after the German word for autumn, is in it’s third year and is a good way to show people from the city what farming life is like today, said Kevin Neltner, of Neltner’s Farm at 6922 Four Mile Road. As in years past, visitors to Neltner’s will have the chance to take a wagon ride, meander through a corn maze, pick pumpkins from a patch, sip hot cider, and

THINGS TO DO Howl-o-Ween

The city of Independence will have its Howl-o-Ween event this Saturday, Oct. 17, from noon to 4 p.m. in Memorial Park in front of the senior center. The event includes an exotic petting zoo, a silent auction, a magic show and a pet parade. You can register your pet at 12:30 p.m. for the costume contest/parade for $5 at the amphitheater. For more information, visit or call 356-5302.

Haunted tour

Hear stories about famous ghosts and haunted locations in the area with Ride the Ducks’ Haunted Tours.

The 60-minute tour is available at 5 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Sunday until Nov. 1. Tours depart from Newport on the Levee and will consist of approximately 15 minutes on the water and 45 minutes on the streets of Newport and Cincinnati. Tickets are $17 for adults and $13 for children. To pre-order tickets, call 815-1439. For more information, visit

Shop for a cause

There is a good reason to shop this Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Macy’s in the Florence Mall. Customers will be able to benefit various charities by buying a $5 shopping pass. Shoppers that buy the pass will receive exclusive allday savings storewide on a wide assortment of merchandise and an extra-special offer for selected departments.

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Pumpkins, vintage wagons and wagon rides, a corn maze, hot cider and other harvest produce will be part of the attractions at Neltner’s Farm during the third annual Camp Springs Herbst Tour from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18.


The bucolic view of a farm off Oneonta Road in the Camp Springs area is near where visitors will find the final stop on the Camp Springs Herbst Tour, First Twelve Mile Baptist Church, at 3288 Oneonta Road. weather permitting, watch demonstrations of draft horses plowing fields operations in a throwback to the age before the tractor. “It gives them a chance


Built in the 1860s, the John Faha stone house and barn at 1951 Upper Tug Fork Road is the home of artist Mike Enzweiler.

to see what the country life is like,” Neltner said. Instead of horse demonstrations, there will be a display of vintage farming horse power with several antique tractors that children can climb onto at Little Rock Farm, 2802 Ten Mile Road. New to this year’s tour are two additional stone houses to visit, the Arrasmith Lily Farm that cultivates and sells organically grown daylillies and iris, and the Catalpa Ridge Farm, which breeds and sells miniature Hereford Cattle. People interested about their family’s ancestry in the community will find genealogy records for at the local churches on the tour, said

Don Wiedeman, a member of the nonprofit Camp Springs Initiative, the preservation group that organizes the tour. Wiedeman, will exhibit his photographic work as one of the tour stops at 7742 Stonehouse Road, including natural, wildlife and city images and the scenery around Camp Springs. Camp Springs is an oasis in an area where there’s a lot of urban and suburban activity, said Wiedeman, who has lived in the area for 50 years. The tour is a pleasant way to visit the area and see the animals and produce that’s being grown, and many of the stops have something to taste or drink, he said. “We’re a very quiet community, it’s very scenic, and it’s a very rural area,” Wiedeman said. Tour maps will be available at the Campbell County Fire Distrcict No. 1 firehouse in Camp Springs, 6844 Four Mile Road, the day of the tour. For more information visit the Camp Springs Web site

Charity Doll Auction set for Nov. 10 A new location welcomes The Salvation Army Toy Shop Auxiliary 53nd annual Charity Doll Auction on Tuesday, Nov. 10. More than 40 beautiful collectible dolls will be auctioned off this year. The auction dolls are one of a kind, all hand-dressed. Some are adorned with lovely accessories mostly handmade by the dresser. There will be 700 dolls on display dressed by Greater Cincinnati area volunteers. The dolls constitute part of the thousands of toys the Salvation Army distributes to needy children prior to Christmas. The Toy Shop will also distribute 6,000 quality new books to children, which have been personally selected by auxiliary member and book project chairperson, Audrey Dick of Western Hills. There are three special projects this year: • First, 25 handmade


Ann Hood of Crestview Hills and JoAnn Abel of Northern Kentucky help prepare for the Salvation Army Auxiliary’s 53rd annual Charity Doll Auction on Nov. 10. quilt packages which include two doll outfits, booties and a handmade quilt all made to fit an American Doll sized doll, each priced at $35 per package. • Second, two sets of two tickets for Playhouse in the

Park's “A Christmas Carol” as well as figurines of Scrooge and Bob Cratchit carrying Tiny Tim. Various dates and times available Dec. 3-11. • Third, for a donation of $5 to the Salvation Army you could take home a


beautiful queen-sized handmade quilt. The event begins at 11 a.m. at Kenwood Baptist Church on 8341 Kenwood Road, just north of the Kenwood Mall, opening with a group of prize-winning dolls from the auxiliary's doll dressing program. A short program follows in which the award-winning doll dressers receive their ribbons. The live auction, beginning at 12:15 p.m. and conducted by Patrick Wilson of Indian Hill, concludes the program. Proceeds from the auction will be used to purchase new dolls and quality children's books for next year's event. Enjoy an afternoon of tea, sweets and music and an opportunity to view and purchase a variety of dolls. The event is open to the public. Admission and parking are free. Call 513-7625600 for more information.

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Tri-State Photographic Society, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service, 3500 Alexandria Pike, Club meetings include programs, photo competition, social contact, and networking on photography. Presented by Tri-State Photographic Society. Through Dec. 18. 635-2228. Highland Heights.


Encore Gift Designs’ Open House, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Lookout Farms Clubhouse, 100 Lookout Farm Drive, Gift baskets for all occasions with special designs for Halloween and Christmas. $10-$90. Free. 653-3838. Crestview Hills.


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


Sunrock Farm Pumpkin Patch Tours, 3:30 p.m. Sunrock Farm, 103 Gibson Lane, Animal fun and hayride to pumpkin field to pick and purchase pumpkin. $10 two-hour tour, $6 one-hour tour; free under age 1. Reservations required. 781-5502; Wilder. USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Fortyminute tour of haunted boat. Three levels and more than 40 horrifying areas. Nightmare Landing, family-fun center with enclosed waiting area. RIP express tickets “skip the line.” Not recommended for children. Ages 10 and under with adult. Family friendly. $60 RIP express, $48 four pack; $20 RIP, $16 single. 261-8500; Newport. Haunted Hayride, 8 p.m.-midnight, Sandyland Acres, 4172 Belleview Road, $10; free ages 5 and under. 322-0516; Petersburg. Totter’s Pumpkin Patch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Totter’s Otterville, 4314 Boron Drive, Trolley Station. Ride on Pumpkin Express to Totter’s pumpkin patch to select pumpkin. Includes pumpkin decorating station. Weather permitting. Ages -. $9.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 491-1441. Latonia. Haunted Tours, 5 p.m. Ride the Ducks Newport, 1 Levee Way, Ride amphibious vehicle and hear stories of famous ghosts and haunted locations like the Carneal House in Covington, Music Hall, Taft Museum and Southgate House. For Ages 9 and up. $17, $13 children. 815-1439. Newport.


Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. “The Sopranos.”, Notre Dame Academy, 1699 Hilton Drive, $28, $23; $18 ages 60 and up, $10 students. Tickets required, available online. 431-6216; Park Hills.


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St. Comedy spoofs most of Shakespeare’s works in under two hours. $15, $12 seniors and students. Presented by Falcon Theater. Through Oct. 24. 513-479-6783; Newport.


Greater Cincinnati Kitchen, Bath & Remodeling Show, noon-9 p.m. Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd. More than 200 exhibits featuring design trends and experts. Seminars. $8, free ages 13 and under; $3 discount available to adults online. Presented by Hart Productions. Through Oct. 18. 513-797-7900; Covington. S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 1 7


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


Pumpkin Days on the Farm, noon-6 p.m. Benton Farms, 11946 Old Lexington Pike, Hayride, barnyard animals, corn maze, cow milking and sheep shearing demonstrations. $7, free ages 3 and under. 485-7000. Walton. Sunrock Farm Pumpkin Patch Tours, 10 a.m. Sunrock Farm, $10 two-hour tour, $6 one-hour tour; free under age 1. Reservations required. 781-5502; Wilder. USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $60 RIP express, $48 four pack; $20 RIP, $16 single. 261-8500; Newport. Haunted Hayride, 8 p.m.-midnight, Sandyland Acres, $10; free ages 5 and under. 3220516; Petersburg. Totter’s Pumpkin Patch, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Totter’s Otterville, $9.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 491-1441. Latonia.


Ryan Clark, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Author discusses, signs and reads “Dusty Roads & Faded Signs.” Books available for $10, cash or check only. Free. 572-5035; Newport.


World Music Fest, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free continental breakfast. Music: Celtic by Tina Larkin, Silver Arm and Ceol Mhor; Rennaissance by Noyse Merchants. Kids Zone, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. includes henna workshop, African and Appalachian storytelling, and hula hoop workshop. Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St. Free. 431-0020; Covington. World Music Fest, 2:30 p.m. Poco Loco performs Afro-Cuban Jazz, 2:30-4 p.m.; Passage performs French Gypsy Jazz, 4:15-5:45 p.m. and Triage performs Global/Jazz, 6-7:30 p.m. Chez Nora, 530 Main St. Free. 4918027; Covington.

Guys ‘n’ Dolls House Band, 8 p.m.-midnight, Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, $5. 441-4888. Cold Spring.


Sweeney Todd, 8 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St. Sondheim musical about Demon Barber of Fleet Street. $17. Through Oct. 24. 513-474-8711. Newport.


World Music Fest Dance Showcase, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Artisans Enterprise Center, 25 W. Seventh St. Asian music with Asian teas from Essencha. Free. 292-2322; Covington.


Sweeney Todd, 8 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, $17. 513-474-8711. Newport. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, $15, $12 seniors and students. 513-479-6783; Newport.


Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament/Monte Carlo, 6 p.m.-midnight, Newport Elks Lodge, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Various card and dice games and poker tournament with cash prizes. Food and cash bar available. Ages 21 and up. Free. Registration required for poker. 441-1273. Cold Spring.



World Music Fest, noon-6:30 p.m. Moroccanstyle Bazaar with vendors and information tables. Two stages of music with emphasis on Middle Eastern, including tribal fusion, belly dancing, Matthew Shelton on Kalimba/Mbira, flamenco and Sunflower on Native American flute. Leapin Lizard Gallery, 726 Main St. Free. 581-2728; Covington. S U N D A Y, O C T . 1 8


Pumpkin Days on the Farm, noon-6 p.m. Benton Farms, $7, free ages 3 and under. 485-7000. Walton. Sunrock Farm Pumpkin Patch Tours, 10 a.m. Sunrock Farm, $10 two-hour tour, $6 one-hour tour; free under age 1. Reservations required. 781-5502; Wilder. USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $60 RIP express, $48 four pack; $20 RIP, $16 single. 261-8500; Newport. Totter’s Pumpkin Patch, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Totter’s Otterville, $9.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 491-1441. Latonia. Haunted Tours, 5 p.m. Ride the Ducks Newport, $17, $13 children. 815-1439. Newport.


Big Band Dance with the Newport Dream Band, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, Fourteen-piece band performing music of Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and others. $7.50. 441-4888. Cold Spring.


Sweeney Todd, 2 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, $17. 513-474-8711. Newport.


Tim Wilson, 8 p.m. Dinner available. $17. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Stand-up comedian. Special engagement. No coupons or passes accepted. Ages 21 and up. 957-2000. Newport.

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Lagniappe World Music Fest, 4 p.m. Lagniappe performs Cajun/Zydeco, 4-5 p.m.; Steel Away performs Tropical/Calypso, 5:15-6:15 p.m.; Mambo Diablo performs Latin Jazz, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; and Nature performs Reggae/Soca, 7:458:45 p.m. The Avenue Lounge, 411 Madison Ave. Free. 261-6120. Covington.


Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball Tryouts, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Campbell County Middle School, 8000 Alexandria Pike, Girls ages 10-15. $25. Registration required, forms available online. Presented by Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball. Through Nov. 8. 620-6520; Alexandria.

This Sunday, Oct. 18, will be the last Burlington Antique Show of 2009. The shows started back in April this year. Regular show hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost to enter is $3. As usual, there are the early buying hours from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. The cost to attend during that time is $5. For more information, call 513-922-6847.


Camp Springs Herbst Autumn Tour, noon-6 p.m. Camp Springs Volunteer Fire Department, 6844 Four Mile Road, Self-guided auto tour of six stone houses four churches, a horse farm, equestrian center, three working farms, two wineries, two vineyards, daylillly farm and artist studios. Drafthorses. Food, beverages and farmers markets available at some locations. Maps at web site. Free. Presented by Camp Springs Initiative. 6352228; Melbourne.

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ATTRACTIONS Jellyfish Gallery, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission; $20, $13 ages 2-12. 261-7444; Newport. Frog Bog, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $20, $13 ages 212. 261-7444. Newport.

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FARMERS MARKET Earth Mother Market, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Stables Building, 1038 S. Fort Thomas Ave. “Certified Organic” or “Certified Naturally Grown” growers. Includes produce, eggs and meat, value added products, flowers and soap. Rain or shine. Family friendly. 572-1225; Fort Thomas.

DANCE CLASSES Flashback Dance Night, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, Dances from Glenn Miller to Lady Gaga, Ella Fitzgerald to KC and the Sunshine Band, swing, salsa, big band and more. With Greg Underwood, dance instructor. Open dance until 11 p.m. $5. 441-4888. Cold Spring.



USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $60 RIP express, $48 four pack; $20 RIP, $16 single. 261-8500; Newport.



Open Mic, 9 p.m. With Ryan Malott. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Lounge. Ages 21 and up. 431-2201. Newport.

Fran Healy and Andy Dunlop, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. A chronological acoustical journey through The Travis Back catalogue. $18, $15 advance. 431-2201. Newport.



John Redell, 8 p.m. Mansion Hill Tavern, 502 Washington Ave. Ages 21 and up. 5810100. Newport.

Sweeney Todd, 8 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, $17. 513-474-8711. Newport.

Sweeney Todd, 8 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, $17. 513-474-8711. Newport. Bad to the Bone, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. 581-7625; Newport.


Northern Kentucky Senior Expo, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Exhibits, entertainment, flu shots, health screenings, giveaways, door prizes and senior job seeker area. Music by Pete Wagner Orchestra. Free. 283-1885; Newport.


In Haus Comedy Night, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Local comedians perform. Free. 432-2326; Covington. T U E S D A Y, O C T . 2 0

FARMERS MARKET Campbell County Farmers’ Market-Highland Heights, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Campbell County Senior Center, 3504 Alexandria Pike, Parking lot. Includes flowers, plants and produce. 572-2600. Highland Heights. HOLIDAY - HALLOWEEN

Sunrock Farm Pumpkin Patch Tours, 3:30 p.m. Sunrock Farm, $10 two-hour tour, $6 one-hour tour; free under age 1. Reservations required. 781-5502; Wilder.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC Karaoke, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Juney’s Lounge. With DJ Swirl. Ages 21 and up. Free. 431-2201. Newport.



The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.,” at the Taft Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16; 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18; and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. The show is for children ages 4 and up. Tickets are $20, $18, and $7. Call 513-569-8080 or visit

Cruise-In Car Show, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, Includes music. Featuring Fort Thomas Corvette Club Cincy Custom Street Machines Country Cruisers Old Timer’s Car Club. Family friendly. Free. 4414888. Cold Spring. Dance for a Cause, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Line dancing and door prizes. Wear pink to show support. Benefits I Have Wings Breast Cancer Foundation. $6. Presented by H & B Dance Co. 727-0904; Fort Wright.

PROVIDED The third annual Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival brings together more than 80 regional and national authors, including Jennifer Weiner, Jeannette Walls and Thayne Maynard, for an all-day event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Duke Energy Convention Center. There are author and illustrator signings, panel discussions, costumed storybook characters, a Kids’ Corner, music and more. Pictured is the commemorative Books by the Banks poster by Ryan Ostrander. Visit


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Thoughts about an unwelcome topic Some of us may turn the page when we see what this column’s about. It’s about death. And to us page-turners, Col. Nathan Jessep (Jack Nicholson), might angrily blurt out as he did in the movie, “A Few Good Men,” “You can’t handle the truth!” He could say that to many of us because our culture is the most death-denying that’s ever existed. Dr. Irvin D. Yalom points out in “Staring at the Sun” how our anxiety about dying varies throughout our life cycle. Even as young children we harbored a certain angst about death and the possible losses it would entail. From about six to puberty, death anxiety ordinarily goes underground and returns more forcefully during adolescence. Teenagers can become preoccu-

pied with death. Many teens try to soothe their anxiety by seeing themselves as masters of life and dispensers of death in violent video games or watching horror films. Others defy death by taking daredevil risks, driving recklessly, bingeing or engaging in extreme sports. Their conclusion: “See, I’m invulnerable!” Ordinarily, death anxiety subsides as we concentrate on pursuing a career and beginning a family. Then midlife occurs. The kids leave home, retirement looms and death anxiety returns. From then on, concerns about death are never completely gone from our minds – though we try so desperately to ignore them. Awareness of our mortality is not necessarily the same as the

fear of mortality. The difference depends on our neuroses as well as our spiritual and psychological health. An authentic religious faith plays an ever-increasing role in our dealings with death as it has for people throughout the centuries. It’s understandable that today, as our faith diminishes, we have an almost obsessive concern with lengthening life and staving off death. Yet, as Dr. James Hollis writes in “What Matters Most,” “All of our instrumentalities, our wondrous medical armamentaria, only extend our stay a few years at best. …We are living longer and longer as a species, but in service to what?” How is it that a person might achieve what he or she wants in life and still feel miserable?

Are our lives four times more happy and meaningful that the much shorter lives of those who lived in ancient Greece; or two times more happy than those who lived just a century ago? Will those who live longer in this present century live better lives, and how do we define “better” – just by living longer? Gold and diamonds are precious because of their limitedness. Each of our days and years are precious because they are limited. A hiding from the reality of death is a denial of one’s basic nature. The integration of the idea of death, rather than sentence us to a bleak pessimism, can act as a catalyst to plunge us into more authentic ways of living. We will prize depth over abundance; wisdom over knowledge; humility

over arrogance; growth over Father Lou comfort; meanGuntzelman ing over shallowness; a solid Perspectives spirituality over materialism. We will come to know that above all else, it is love that gives our lives meaning and liberates us from fear of our mortality. Love can give meaning to an entire lifetime. Love goes on forever. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

‘Income’ eats away at Social Security disability checks 2002, and didn’t get approved u n t i l 2007. “It took me 5 1/2 years to g e t Howard Ain approval, Hey Howard! j u m p i n g through their hoops to do whatever they wanted me to do. I had been denied twice,” she said. When Hurst finally got approved, she learned Social Security would give her benefits going back five years. “I found out you’ll receive back pay in a few increments the first year, but they won’t give you the

rest for another year,” she said. What happened next was the biggest surprise for Hurst, who has been living with her boyfriend, Cecil, for many years. “They said that food and shelter in someone else’s house is considered an income – so they took the difference of that,” she said. Hurst counted up all the money the Social Security Administration took out for food and shelter each month from 2002 to 2008, and it came to more than $13,000. This is money neither she nor Cecil will receive. Hurst said, “I asked, ‘Well, if you’re going to take the money from me, why

don’t you give it to Cecil who has been taking care of me all these years?’ She said, ‘Well, he should have been keeping receipts.’ I wasn’t told about that.” Hurst said she’s learned a valuable lesson. “I had the wrong attorney. I should have worked with a disability attorney who knew the ups and downs,” she said. So, if you’re thinking about applying for such benefits you should first know it can take months, even years, to get approved – and you may have to go through several appeals. You certainly should hire an attorney who focuses on this type of law. To avoid losing back pay for food and shelter, write

out a loan agreement with the people with whom you’re living. State in the agreement should benefits be awarded you will repay them for their expenses – and state an estimate of that value. Unfortunately, Hurst had no such agreement so it’s too late for her. But she said now, after telling her story, at least everyone else will know what to do. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints and questions weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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The recession is expected to add more people to the Social Security rolls – so many, in fact, that the government said it will pay out more benefits than it will collect in taxes the next two years. Social Security disability claims have jumped nearly 20 percent since the recession began. It seems a lot of people who had been working despite their disabilities are now applying for Social Security Disability benefits after losing their jobs. If you find yourself in this situation, you have to be very careful to avoid losing benefits unnecessarily. Cynthia Hurst of Blanchester applied for Social Security disability back in

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Co-workers beg him for this apple cake

Talk about a busy couple of weeks. Just check out my “Out & About” info below. I really love connecting with my family of Press readers like this. And you know what the common thread is that runs through every presentation/class I teach? It’s not just about the food, but who shares it with you, and the most important things in life aren’t “things.” That philosophy is represented well in our first recipe.

Aunt Ruth’s apple cake

You have to try this. From friend and awesome singer Linda Dollenmeyer. Here’s her story: “My Aunt Ruth in North Carolina is one of the best cooks I have ever known. In her 80s she lives alone, is active in her church and sings with a group that visits nursing homes. “Going to her house was, and is, like going to the best bed and breakfast. This

c a k e recipe is to die for. She makes it for my cousin Randy to take to work. His Rita c o - w o r k Heikenfeld ers always want to Rita’s kitchen k n o w when he is bringing it again.” By the way, when a recipe says to “cream” you want to beat it really well and it will start to look a bit creamy. This cake reminds me of one my sister, Judy Nader, an Eastern Hills Journal reader, used to make for our Mom during apple season. Everyone looked forward to it!

Cream together:

1 cup vegetable (Canola, etc.) 2 cups sugar


2 eggs, beaten 3 cups chopped fresh apples 1 cup chopped nuts 2 teaspoons vanilla.

Sift together:

3 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt

Add to creamed mixture. Bake in sprayed 9-by-13 pan in 350-degree oven for 45 minutes.

Icing – Yum!! Cream together:

1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup evaporated milk 1 cup brown sugar

Melt on low heat and bring to a boil.

Add: oil

2 cups confectioner’s sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla Pour onto cake while cake is still warm.



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Preserving herbs the ‘green’ way

I’ve had a few requests for how to dry herbs the old-fashioned way, now touted as being the “green” way. Here’s how I do it: Except for lavender (the flower buds contain the most flavor and fragrance), I like to use the leafy portion of the herbs – the flavor of herbs is best right when the plant is beginning to form buds, but most of the time, I harvest whenever I can. Sometimes it’s at this stage, other times the herbs are in full flower. And remember, the flowers of culinary herbs are edible, so if you want to dry them, that’s OK.

Traditional bunching of whole plant:

Most herbs dry nicely by these traditional methods. Strip an inch or so from the bottom of the stem and hang upside down secured with a rubber band or string away from heat, light and moisture (or hang upside

down in paper bag). You can also place the leaves in single layers in a basket, on a cloth or screen. When they crinkle between your fingers, they’re dry. Strip leaves from stems and leave whole if possible. Volatile oils stay intact until you crush them for cooking. Store away from heat and light. To use dry herbs in place of fresh, use l/3 of the amount called for, since dry herbs are stronger.

Tips from Rita’s garden

Herbs hung in bunches, dried naturally usually turn a grayish green. To keep a brighter color, you can chop up the herbs coarsely, lay them on screens or a towel, and let them dry. They will dry faster and retain a nicer color.

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Out & About

Had a great time at: • Macy’s Top Chef party benefiting the FreeStore Foodbank • Turner Farms with Findlay Market’s Lunch on the Land • Keynoting at Bethesda North’s Healthy “U” University • More’s Specialty Plants in Williamsburg • Granny’s Garden open house • Channel 19 cooking up chicken gumbo soup • McNicholas Moms & Daughters brunch Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at columns@communitypress. com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at


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Horse network invites new members The Northern Kentucky Horse Network will hold its fall quarterly membership meeting in Falmouth on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Pendleton County Extension Office starting at 7 p.m. The Northern Kentucky Horse Network (NKHN) is a horseman’s organization created by a group of equine professionals and enthusiasts with the assistance of the Boone, Kenton and Campbell County Cooperative Extension Services three years ago. Their goals and mission were to: • Encourage the Northern Kentucky region to become a model equine community for all disciplines and breeds • To protect the horse population • To provide recreational opportunities • To encourage sound

management practices • To promote agritourism and interest of the local horse industry Dedicated leaders and members have worked very hard to accomplish these goals. Since its inception the NKHN has built nearly eight miles of trails at A.J. Jolly Park with another seven miles currently under construction, hosted its inaugural horse show and conducted educational events several times each year. They have helped provide training for Northern Kentucky Technical Rescue personnel with large animal rescues, and developed the “www.NKYEquine.comâ€? Web site, a one-stop

resource for horse-related services. Recognized as the 2008 Most Active Horse Group, the NKHN was credited by the Kentucky Horse Council as the type of organization that “exemplifies the type of regional organization that the Kentucky Horse Council would like to see develop throughout the state.� The group has now grown to more than 300 members, most of who are from Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties. If your are a horse owner or horse-lover, please join

the NKHN at its Wednesday, Oct. 21, quarterly membership meeting to learn more about the group, its members and activities, share your ideas and knowledge, and learn how you can become more involved in the Northern Kentucky horse community. The meeting will be held at the Pendleton County Cooperative Extension Office located at 45 David Pribble Drive, Falmouth. For more information, contact Jim Mayer, 859-496-4976, or visit

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The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati kicks off its 85th MainStage season Oct. 16-18 and Oct. 24 at the Taft Theatre with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr., one of the company’s most requested shows. Jake Hitch of Alexandria is featured as the Fish Man / a Wolf / the Rug / and a Servant. Constance Nauert of Highland Heights is featured as the Candle Woman / a Napkin / and a Dish. And Amy Schwegmann plays Madame de la Grande Bouche (the wardrobe) and the Lady with Cane.


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St. Thomas 1969 Class Reunion. Looking for graduates of St. Thomas High School in Fort Thomas the class of 1969. Organizers are planning a picnic gathering at the park behind the Cold Spring City Building from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Bring your own food, snacks and drinks. For more information, call Jim or Jan (Rose) Reis at 635-7790, Sandie Kremer at 781-3123 or David Hagedorn at 781-3521.


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Alyssa Farley of Fort Thomas plays a Villager and a Vase. Justin Glaser of Fort Thomas plays The Beast and the Prince. Kori Hoge of Fort Thomas, plays a Silly Girl, a Napkin and a Dish. Kari Keeler of Fort Thomas plays a Silly Girl, a Napkin and a Dish. The play will be presented for the public at the Taft Theatre at 317 East Fifth Street in Downtown Cincinnati Friday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. And Saturday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Single tickets for each production are $20, $18, and $7 and are available by calling The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Box Office at 513-5698080, or visit or call 877-LYV-TIXS. Enjoy the Arts/START discounts are available.

JUNE 11-12, 2010 Boone County High School Class of 1960’s 50th Year Reunion. The following classmates have not been located: Pat Bowling, Carol Brashear Copher, Nancy Stevers Bihl, Barbara Youell, Beverly Romans, Carol Smith, Siguard Papratta and Terry Elliott. If anyone has any information on those classmates, call Hope Ellis Kinman at 283-2796 or Pat Jurtsen Tanner 371-9254.

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Church Women United

The Tri-City unit of Church Women United (CWU) will celebrate World Community Day at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at Erlanger Christian Church. This year’s theme, “Piecing Earth Together,” focuses on the environment and how important it is to work together as stewards of the gifts of the earth. For more information, call Mary Middleton at 3311879 or Joan Morgan at 525-7599. Erlanger Christian Church is located at 27 Graves Ave.

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The Community Family Church in Independence is hosting a Family Harvest Festival Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The festival will feature a candy trail for all children, carnival games, hayrides, face painting, a silent auction, a motorcycle and car show, a chili cookoff, fireworks and more. The cost of admission is one canned food item. For more information, call Brenda Taylor at 3568851. The Family Harvest Festival is located at 11875 Taylor Mill Road.

First Christian Church

Due to construction, the 2009 Mouse House Craft Show scheduled for Nov. 14 has been canceled. The event is put together by the Christian Women’s Fellowship at the First Christian Church in Fort Thomas. The event will return Nov. 13, 2010. At that time, the church will have an elevator and will be handicap accessible to all floors. The First Christian Church is located at 1031 Alexandria Pike.

cially needed. If you would like to donate, please call the church at 291-2092. The church is located at 338 East 9th Street. Coat donations can be dropped off Sunday from 9:30 a.m. through noon. All donations will be greatly appreciated.

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The First Presbyterian Church in Dayton will be hosting a spaghetti supper Oct. 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The supper includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, dessert and drinks. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. The event will also feature a mini-boutique and bake sale. For more information, call 331-9312. First Presbyterian is located at Eighth and Ervin Terrace.

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Salvation Army sees increased need in Newport on W. 10th St. “We are preparing for a particularly busy Christmas season,” said Capt. Heather Holt, commanding officer of the Covington Corps of The Salvation Army. “The Salvation Army has a long tradition of providing toys, gifts, food and similar forms of assistance at Christmas. This year, more families are out of work or facing increased financial challenges, so they’ll turn to The Salvation Army for help.” “And we want to be ready to help them,” added Capt. Nicole Hostetler, cocommanding officer at the Newport Corps of The Salvation Army. “We rely upon the generosity of those who

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Above – Holy Trinity School students Grant and Addie Lawler view their artwork on display at Bellevue’s Art in the Park Sept. 12. Right – Holy Trinity School siblings Garret, Mallory and Harrison Sykes also check out their artwork. PROVIDED.


The Salvation Army Community Centers in Northern Kentucky announced that they anticipate increased demand for Christmas Assistance this year. The need for key Christmas programs, such as Angel Tree, Adopt-a-Family and Holiday Food Baskets, will likely increase over prior-year levels. This is the result of the sagging local economy, which is driving up the level of unemployment in the area. The Salvation Army operates two Community Centers in Northern Kentucky – one in Covington on Scott Boulevard and another


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Cruise rewards American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery volunteers Current volunteer drivers with the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery transportation assistance program in Northern Kentucky were recently treated to a dinner cruise to recognize and honor their work with helping cancer patients.

The dinner cruise was Wednesday, Sept. 30 on the Sundiver III, a 68-foot Bluewater yacht owned by Greg Schneider. Thirteen volunteer drivers from Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties set out from Four Season’s Yacht Club and enjoyed a three-

hour scenic tour toward downtown Cincinnati. Schneider, of American Auto Body, has regularly offered his yacht to various non-profit organizations for fundraising efforts. His brother, Steve Schneider, is a Road to Recovery driver and


From left: Rick Guisti, and American Cancer Society Road to Recovery volunteer drivers Marianne Guisti, Richard Mueller, Bill Peddicord, Dan McGue, and guest Paul Householder. The group, along with 13 others, sailed toward downtown Cincinnati for a recognition dinner cruise for the volunteers. The cruise was donated by boat owner Greg Schneider and his brother, Steve, who is an ACS Road to Recovery volunteer.

offered to have this year’s volunteer celebration on his brother’s yacht. “We were fortunate to have this special opportunity to thank our Road to Recovery drivers,” said Jamie Webb, executive director for the American Cancer Society’s Northern Kentucky office. The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer and do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need. During the past year, the Northern Kentucky Road to Recovery program has given 32 cancer patients 554 rides to and from treat-

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Find volunteer opportunities, donate at is a one stop shop for volunteerism and donations in Northern Kentucky. The site connects those who want to volunteer their time, money, and items with those who need them. is produced in partnership with The Kentucky Enquirer, Northern Kentucky University, LEGACY, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, and Children Inc., and others as a part of Vision 2015. Who can sign up for

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Care Net Pregnancy Services of Northern KY, Covington. Call 859431-9178. Mentoring male clients by walking with them through a predesigned educational curriculum to prepare men to be great dads. Mentors are needed at Williamstown, Highland Heights, Florence and Covington.

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Care Net Pregnancy Services of Northern KY, Covington. Call 859431-9178. Educating and mentor clients interested in focusing on life skills. Through our pre-designed curriculum volunteers aid clients in education of topics such as: Budgeting, Housecleaning 101, Establishing Good Credit and Buying a Used Car.

Shelter Aide

Welcome House, Covington. Call 859-431-8717. A volunteer is needed every other Friday to help with daily activities in shelter while staff meets. This includes, talking with the women, answering the phone and taking messages. The opportunity is every other Friday beginning Oct. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The Isaiah Project

Shoulder To Shoulder Inc., Newport. Call 859-371-0444. Volunteer distribute groceries, clothing, diapers, furniture and a hot lunch in a Nothern Kentucky innercity neighborhood. Volunteers meet at Highland Hills Church, Ft. Thomas to load up all the items stored there. After a short meeting, volunteers caravan to 7th and Patterson, Newport and give everything away.

Thanksgiving Grocery Delivery

Shoulder To Shoulder Inc., Newport. Call 859-371-0444. Volunteers will pick up boxes loaded with food and delivery them to the homes of elder and disabled families, or families without transportation two days before Thanksgiving. Food boxes will include milk, meat, bread, produce and other nonperishable items.


The Salvation Army - Newport, Newport. Call 859-431-1063. Sweeping and mopping floors Vaccumming rugs Cleaning bathrooms - sinks and toilets, emptying garbage cans, mowing grass, changing lightbulbs, picking up garbage around outside of building, shoveling snow and put salt on sidewalk, unloading supplies and other duties as needed.

Client Aide

Welcome House, Covington. Call 859-431-8717. The volunteer would be responsible for assisting with daily living activities with our clients, including taking clients to the laundry mat, grocery store, etc. Positions available Monday through Friday, as per the availability of the volunteer and the needs of the clients and staff

Event Assistants

Volunteers needed to assist staff at various fairs, festivals, and events. Some tasks will include helping to set up and take down our table, handing out goodies, and assisting with any activities. Most work occurs on weekends and will be scheduled in shifts.

Public Representative (Site Check Volunteer)

Safe Place Program of Homeward Bound, Covington. Call 859-5811111. The main responsibilities of a public representative volunteer would be to visit partner businesses (Safe Place sites) to ensure that they have everything they need to be a successful Safe Place site. Each visit usually takes around 10 minutes. There is no schedule or hourly requirements. Site checks need to be completed within six months.

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American Diabetes Association (Cincinnati), Cincinnati. Call 513759-9330. As an American Diabetes Association volunteer, expertise and experience in leadership, business, health care, marketing, public relations, advocacy, or fund raising can make a vital difference. Get involved and help make a difference for children and adults affected by diabetes. The association is in need of help in the office to help prepare for upcoming events.

Cincinnati History Museum Program Developer

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Call 513287-7025. Main responsibility is to assist Cincinnati History Museum staff with program development. Individual will write lesson plans, prepare materials and if interested can present programs on the museum floor. Would also evaluate existing programs for accuracy and educational standards.



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Food prices in Kentucky rose slightly in the third quarter of this year, marking the first increase in 12 months, according to Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation’s quarterly survey. Driven by a sharp increase in the price of ice cream, butter and cheese, the October survey of 40 popular grocery items showed a nearly 3 percent rise from July, at $105.27 compared to $102.26. That ends a string of three consecutive quarters with a lower price average. The average has fallen, however, by about 7 percent since October 2008. The Kentucky statistics are contrary to American Farm Bureau’s recent survey involving 66 communities in 29 states. AFBF reports a slight decline since July, plus a 10 percent drop over the past 12 months. In the Kentucky survey, the average was higher for 25 of the 40 items. The big gainers were ice cream (up by 40 cents a gallon), cheddar cheese (94 cents higher per pound) and butter (up by 23 cents a pound). Milk prices continue to fall, which is welcome news to dairy farmers who have seen farm milk prices plunge significantly this year in response to high inventories. For October, the average on a gallon of whole milk was $2.70, as compared to $2.86 in July. (The recent national survey has milk at $2.87). Among items that fell in price during the past three months were rib-eye steak, sausage, chicken breasts, potatoes and wheat bread. Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation has conducted the survey for four decades as a tool to reflect retail food pricing trends and their relationship to what farmers receive for their raw commodities. On average, the farmers’ share of the retail food dollar is around 19 cents.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Crystal Herzog, 35, and Kenneth Points Jr., 32, both of Covington, issued Sept. 18. Brittany Stewart, 19, of Ashland and James Wilson, 22, of Fort Thomas, issued Sept. 28. Misty Baker, 34, and Todd Kammerer, 35, both of Fort Thomas, issued Sept. 28. Jessica Smiley, 21, of Hawaii and Eric Tuemler, 24, of Fort Thomas, issued Sept. 29. Julie Kahrs, 26, of Covington and Brian Nessler, 29, of Alabama, issued Sept. 29.

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SECTION 1 The City of Cold Spring hereby provides for the assessment of all real and personal/tangible property, including motor vehicles, subject to taxation within the City of Cold Spring for the fiscal year 20092010 by the use of the annual assessment thereof by the Campbell County Property Valuation Administrator, Campbell County, Kentucky. SECTION II


There is hereby levied on all real property subject to taxation within the City of Cold Spring, an ad valorem tax of $0.1640 dollars for each one hundred dollars ($100.00) of the value thereof assessed pursuant to the terms hereof; and there is hereby levied on all personal/tangible property, other than motor vehicles, subject to taxation within the City of Cold Spring, an ad valorem tax of $0.1810 dollars for each one hundred dollars ($100.00) of the value thereof assessed pursuant to the terms hereof; and there is hereby levied on all motor vehicles subject to taxation within the City of Cold Spring, an ad valorem tax of $0.1690 dollars for each one hundred dollars ($100.00) of the value thereof assessed pursuant to the terms thereof.

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That there is hereby established and imposed upon the owners of the real estate and/or businesses within the corporate limits of the City of Cold Spring, Kentucky, an annual service charge for the fiscal year 2009-2010 to be known as the Solid Waste Collection and Removal Service Charge, including curbside recycling as follows:

The provisions of this ordinance are severable; and the invalidity of any provision of this ordinance shall not affect the validity of any other provision thereof; and such other provisions shall remain in full force and affect as long as they remain valid in the absence of those provisions determined to be invalid. SECTION VI All provisions or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.

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For each residential and/or business unit the annual service charge shall be one hundred and seventy dollars and seventy six cents ($170.76), which includes curbside recycling. For each residential structure accommodat ing more than one family, said annual service charge shall be one hundred and seventy dollars and seventy six cents ($170.76) per unit, which includes curbside recycling. If a single structure is used for both residential and business purposes, the annual service charge shall be one hundred and seventy dollars and seventy six cents ($170.76) for each unit in said structure, which also includes curbside recycling. SECTION II The provisions of this ordinance are severable; and the invalidity of any provisions of this ordinance shall not affect the validity of any other provisions thereof; and such other provisions shall remain in full force and affect as long as they remain valid in the absence of those provisions determined to be invalid.



This Ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage, publication and recording, according to law.

All provisions or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.




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The City will make every reasonable accommodation to assist qualified disabled persons in obtaining access to available services or in attending City activities. If there is a need for the City to be aware of a specific disability, you are encouraged to contact the City Building at 859-4418575 so that suitable arrangements can be considered prior to the delivery of the service or the date of the meeting.

The City of Cold Spring has a lien on all property upon which ad valorem taxes are hereby levied, and for all penalties, interest, fees, commission, charges and other expenses including court costs and attorneys’ fees incurred by reason of any delinquency in payment of such taxes, or in the process of collecting them and such lien has priority over all other obligations or liabilities for which the property is liable.


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Any adjoining property owner who is unable to attend this hearing is encouraged to submit signed, written comments to the Board concerning the proposed project. Said written correspondence shall be received no later than the time of the Public Hearing and thereupon shall be a matter of public record. All correspondence shall be directed to the City of Highland Heights, Attention Jean A. Rauf, 175 Johns Hill Road, Highland Heights, KY 41076.


The taxes levied and collected pursuant to the terms hereof shall be deposited in the General Fund of the City of Cold Spring and appropriated and used for the general operating expenses of the City.

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CASE #02-2009: An application submitted by Peggy Smith. Mrs. Smith is requesting a Conditional Use for An In Home Day Care for the property located at 25 Faren Drive. The property is currently zoned R-1 D.




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LEGAL NOTICE HIGHLAND HEIGHTS BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT PUBLIC HEARING The Board of Adjustment of the City of Highland Heights, Kentucky will conduct a Public Hearing at the City Building, 175 Johns Hill Road, Highland Heights, Kentucky, on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

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Michael W. Carroll, 40, 841 Central St., theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting, third degree criminal trespass at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 1. Keith T. Wolfe, 49, 374 Boss Dunaway, warrant at U.S. 27, Aug. 29. Debra Martin, 52, 25 Thatcher Ave., operating on suspended or revoked operators license at U.S. 27, Aug. 29. Jordan M. Franzen, 20, 500 Brentwood Lane, Apartment U, fourth degree assault at 500 Brentwood Lane, apartment U, Sept. 5. Craig A. Willike, 46, 23 Broadfield Court, DUI - first offense, careless driving, speeding, failure of owner operator to maintain required insurance at Constable Drive near U.S. 27, Sept. 4. Joseph M. Marinelli, 30, 279 Madison Pike, speeding, DUI - first offense, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of open alcoholic container in motor vehicle at Alexandria Pike and Poplar Ridge, Sept. 6.

Incidents/reports First degree criminal mischief

Report of vehicle damaged by BB gun shots at 205 Washington St., Sept. 3.

Theft by unlawful taking

Report of money taken from console of vehicle at 8244 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 3. Report of money taken from drawer at 7914 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 4. Report of four tires taken off vehicle in lot at 8307 East Main St., Sept. 6. Report of money taken from safe at 7914 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 7. Report of shotgun and two handguns taken from vehicle at 55 Southwood Drive, Sept. 14.

Third degree burglary

Report of two black males inside basement at 17 Maple Valley Lane, Aug. 26. Report of clothes taken from house at 117 Windsor Court, Aug. 28.

Third degree criminal mischief

Report of window of camper knocked out at 100 Fairgrounds Road, Sept. 5.

Wanton endangerment

Report of lug nuts loosened on vehicle and tire fell off while driving in roadway at U.S. 27 and Poplar Ridge Road, Aug. 25.


Anna J. Vaught, 22, 342 Lincoln Road, warrant, prescription controlled substance no in original container at Melbourne Ave., Sept. 30. Kathleen R. Zahner, 60, 840 Isabella St., Unit 303, failure of owner operator to maintain required insurance, possession of alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle, DUI - second offense at U.S. 27 and Poplar Ridge, Oct. 2. Brandon M. Ammerman, 18, 9810 Man O’ War, fourth degree assault at 9810 Man O’ War, Oct. 2. Sarah T. Wilson, 20, 11990 Flagg Springs Pike, second degree assault at 7533 Licking Pike, Oct. 2. Randall B. Crenshaw, 30, 160 Tracy Lane, DUI - first offense, failure to notify address change to department of transportation, failure to yield right of way at 10th and Vine streets, Oct. 3. Melissa G. Lukacs, 42, 6331 Four Mile Road, DUI - first offense, driving on expired license at 6810 Four Mile Road, Oct. 3. Brandon Harrell, 18, 9827 Riva Ridge, possession of marijuana,

possession of weapon on school property at 8000 Alexandria Pike, Oct. 2. Michael W. Whitt, 37, 640 Buckeye Trail, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at Flagg Springs Pike and Short Cut Road, Oct. 5. Jimmy L. Hamilton, 28, 524 Fisher Road, first degree criminal mischief, third degree criminal trespass at 10307 Alexandria Pike, Oct. 6. Jeffrey C. Verst, 22, 7 Queens View Lane, speeding, DUI - aggravated circumstances - second offense, first degree fleeing or evading police - motor vehicle, first degree wanton endangerment at Tollgate Road and West Low Gap Road, Oct. 8. Kandice W. Brun, 53, 3547 Kellie Lane, fourth degree assault at 3547 Kellie Lane, Oct. 8.

Incidents/reports Active domestic - custody dispute

Reported at Alexandria Pike, Oct. 3.

Cattle not to run at large

Officer observed six cattle running loose on another person’s property after receiving a complaint at

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9676 Barrs Branch Road, Sept. 29. Reported at 9676 Barrs Branch Road, Sept. 30.

Custody dispute

Reported at 7031 Backus Drive, Sept. 30.

Disabled vehicle

Disabled vehicle partially blocking roadway towed at Dodsworth Lane and Skyline Drive, Oct. 8.

First degree criminal mischief

Report of back of mail box pried off at Alysheba and Whirlaway, Sept. 30.

Found contraband

Marijuana plant material and pill bottle found in rental storage bin and destroyed by police at 6307 Licking Pike, Sept. 30.

Fourth degree assault

Report of male assaulted woman at 10917 Pleasant Ridge Road, Oct. 2.

ORDINANCE NO. O-18-2009 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 95 OF THE “CITY OF FORT THOMAS CODE OF ORDINANCES” REGULATING THE DISCHARGE OF ARROWS FROM BOWS OR CROSSBOWS. WHEREAS, the city has experienced an increase in the number of deer-vehicle accidents in the city; and WHEREAS, the Board of Council desires to improve public safety by reducing the number of deer-vehicle accidents in the city; and

Section 00020 INVITATION TO BID Date: October 15, 2009 PROJECT: Ft. Thomas Treatment Plant Sedimentation Basin Protective Grids SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road P.O. Box 18640 Erlanger, Kentucky 41018

WHEREAS, a segment of the residents of Fort Thomas have expressed the desire for relief from the damage to private property caused by the deer population in the city; and WHEREAS, the Board of Council desires to provide a method for residents to address the occurrence of deer-related damage to private property.



At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud.


October 29, 2009 11:00 a.m., local time

The proposed Work is generally described as follows: Installation of protective grids over existing tube settlers in two sedimentation basins at the Fort Thomas Treatment Plant.

Section 95.05 of the City of Fort Thomas Code of Ordinances is hereby amended as follows: § 95.05 DISCHARGE OF FIREARMS AND OTHER WEAPONS. No person shall discharge any firearm of any nature, nor use or discharge any sling, bow or other weapon in the City of Fort Thomas, except as specifically provided hereinbelow. The prohibition of this section shall not apply to any police officer or agent of this city acting in his or her official capacity. Exceptions. (A) The provisions of this subchapter shall not apply to any individual discharging an arrow from a bow or crossbow when such discharge meets all of the following requirements: (1) When such discharge occurs between from one-half hour before sunrise to the hours of 6:00 AM and 9:00 10:00 AM from November 1 through November 21 or from January 1 through the end of the Kentucky archery hunting season for deer as established by the Commonwealth of Kentucky for that year or from one-half hour before sunrise to between the hours of 6:00 AM and 9:00 10:00 AM when such discharge occurs pursuant to a depredation permit issued by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources; and (2) When the individual is discharging an arrow from a point not less than 200 feet from a residence, apartment, or business structure not on the property on which the discharge is occurring, or a street, highway, interstate, railroad or park, in the direction the arrow is discharged; and (3) When the individual is discharging an arrow in a manner where no residence, apartment or business structure not on the property on which the discharge is occurring, or a street, highway, interstate, railroad or park is less than 100 feet to both the left and right of the direction of the arrow’s trajectory; and (4) When the individual is discharging an arrow in a manner in which it does not leave the property from which it is being discharged; and (5) When the individual is discharging an arrow not more than 35 yards from the intended target; and (6) When the individual discharging an arrow is either the owner of the property upon which the arrow is being discharged or has the permission of the property owner upon which the arrow is being discharged; and (7) When the discharge occurs on a lot 3 acres or greater in area, or on a combination of contiguous lots under the same ownership which cumulatively are 3 acres or greater in area. (B) The provisions of this subchapter shall not apply to any individual discharging an arrow as part of an educational program on property owned or controlled by the educational institution, specifically including, but not limited to, archery classes taught in a public or private school. SECTION II This ordinance shall no longer be in force and effect and shall expire on February 1, 2011. SECTION III This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval, and publication as required by law. APPROVED: ___________________________________ Mary H. Brown, Mayor

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, 2835 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, Kentucky, 41018; or HDR Engineers, 2517 Sir Barton Way, Lexington, KY, 40509. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from HDR Engineers at the address indicated herein. Charges for all documents obtained will be made on the following basis: Complete set of Bidding Document Mailing and Handling (if requested)

Charge $ 50.00 $ 15.00

Charges for Bidding Documents and mailing and handling, if applicable, will not be refunded. Prospective Bidders may address written inquiries to Benton Hanson with HDR Engineers at or fax (859) 223-3150 or for information telephone (859) 223-3755. Bids will be received on a lump sum basis as described in the Contract Documents. Bid security, in the form of a certified check or Bid Bond 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 Performance Bond and a Construction Payment Bond as security for the faithful performance of the project and the payment of all bills and obligations arising from the performance of the Contract. The Successful Bidder and all Subcontractors will be required to conform to the labor standards set forth in the Contract Documents. This project does not fall under the provisions of KRS 337.505 to 337.550 for prevailing wage rates. Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, nonresponsive, 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 Successful Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Owner will provide each Bidder access to the site to conduct such investigations and tests as each Bidder deems necessary for submission of a Bid. Arrangements for site visits should be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance through the District’s website at Questions about site visits or cancellations with less than 48 hours notice should be directed to Matt Piccirillo, Plant Foreman, at (859) 441-0482. The Owner reserves the right to deny access to Bidders arriving at the site without an appointment. The District anticipates having the sedimentation basins dewatered for annual cleaning and inspection October 20th through October 29th. The Ft. Thomas Treatment Plant is located at 700 Alexandria Pike, Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, 41075. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid.

1st Reading: September 21, 2009

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.

Adopted: October 5, 2009


Publication: October 15, 2009 ATTEST: ______________________________ Melissa K. Kelly, City Clerk

Date: Time:

Bari L. Joslyn, V.P. Water Quality & Production Northern Kentucky Water District 1001509749


The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence.

Fourth degree assault domestic

Reported at Riva Ridge Court, Oct. 8.

Fourth degree assault domestic violence

Reported at Hissem Road, Sept. 26.

Fraudulent use of a credit card

Report of fraudulent charges made on debit card at 9268 Cryer Road, Sept. 29. Reported at 11063 Pleasant Ridge Road, Oct. 1. Reported at 11107 Flagg Springs Pike, Oct. 7.

Property dispute

Reported at 5046 Four Mile Road, Sept. 30.

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NOTICE OF SCHEDULE OF REGULAR MEETINGS The Campbell County Court House Commission ("CCCHC") hereby gives public notice of the following schedule of regular meetings: October 29, 2009; November 19, 2009; December 17, 2009; January 28, 2010; and February 25, 2010. All regular meetings start at 5:00 p.m. and are held on the office of the CCCHC, basement level, of the Campbell County Court House, 330 York Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071. The general public and/or those interested individuals are encouraged to attend and provide public input to the CCCHC. Campbell County Court House Commission Charles Peters, Chairman 9344

To place your BINGO ad NOTICE OF call 513.242.4000 SCHEDULE OF REGULAR MEETINGS The Campbell County Project Development Board ("CCPDB") hereby gives public notice of the following schedule of regular meetings: October 28, 2009; November 18, 2009; December 16, 2009; January 27, 2010; and February 24, 2010. All regular meetings start at 5:00 p.m. and are held on the 2nd Floor, Courtroom 1 or 2, Campbell County Court House, 330 York Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071. The general public and/or those interested individuals are encouraged to attend and provide public input to the CCPDB. Campbell County Project Development Board William Wehr, Chairman 9358

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT (OWNER) will receive proposals through Codell Construction Company (CM) to furnish all labor and materials to complete the Demolition of a building at 1010 Monmouth Street and provide a Clock for the CAMPBELL COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING located at 1098 MONMOUTH STREET, NEWPORT, KY 41071. Work is to be performed in accordance with plans, specifications, and addenda prepared by BRANDSTETTER CARROLL, INC., PYRAMID CONSULTING, STRUCTURAL/CIVIL ENGINEERS, INC (STRUCTURAL ENGINEER). Drawings, specifications, and the project manual may be obtained by contacting LYNN IMAGING @ 859/255-1021. Questions should be directed in writing to the C.M.’s attention: TRAVIS CURRY Codell Construction Company P.O. Box 17 Winchester, KY 40392 PHONE: (859) 744-2222 FAX: (859) 744-2225 EMAIL: A complete set of Drawings, Specifications, and the project manual requires a refundable deposit of $40.00 payable to CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT. Bids will be due by November 5, 2009 at 2:00 PM, and will be opened at the CODELL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY JOB SITE TRAILER, 1098 MONMOUTH STREET, NEWPORT, KY 41071. Each bid must be accompanied by a 5% Bid Bond. No Bidder may withdraw a bid submitted for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for the opening of bids. A pre-bid conference is scheduled for October 29, 2009 at 2:00 PM at CODELL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY JOB SITE TRAILER, 1098 MONMOUTH STREET, NEWPORT, KY 41071. All bidders are urged to attend this meeting. The Demolition Bid Package is to be complete within 17 calendar days from the date of the official Notice to Proceed, and liquidated damages are $1,000.00/day thereafter, if the completion date is not met. Successful Bidders are required to furnish a 100% Performance and Labor and Material Payment Bond for this Project. CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT AND CODELL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY 1001509327

On the record DEATHS Mona Davis Barton, 55, Newport, died Oct. 6, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and teacher’s aide at Southgate School. Survivors include her husband, Paul Barton Sr.; sons, Paul Barton Jr. of Covington, Bob Barton of Fort Thomas, Chris Barton of Newport and Steve Barton of Louisville and three grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042; or Children’s Hospital Cancer Research, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

Bertha Braun

Bertha Louise Heck Braun, 90, Cold Spring, died Oct. 4, 2009, at Carmel Manor Nursing Home, Fort Thomas. She was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Church, Cold Spring, and a member of the St. Mary’s Ladies Society and also St. Vincent DePaul Society with St. Joseph Church. Her husband, Edward William Braun, and son, Paul Braun, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Ruth Saccone of Crestview and Clara Suttmiller of Fort Thomas; sons, Kenneth Braun of Clermont, Fla., Wayne Braun of Houston, Texas, and Mark Braun of Liberty Township, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Cold Spring, Dobbling, Muehlenkamp and Erschell Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: St. Joseph Church Capitol Campaign or the St. Mary’s Ladies Society of St. Joseph Church, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Jerry Brewer

Jerry Lee “Brat” Brewer, 58, Morning View, died Oct. 3, 2009, at

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St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He served in the U.S. Army, was a government worker and a member of Morning View Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Cecilia Rooney Brewer; daughters, Ina Brewer and Heaven Galliher, both of Morning View; stepdaughters, Nicole Soard of Taylor Mill, Rebecca Wilhoite of Marysville, Ohio, and Kim Siler of Cincinnati; stepson, Charles Siler of Cincinnati; sisters, Brenda Brown of Morning View and Linda Smith of Dry Ridge; brothers, Homer Brewer of Newport, Elwood Brewer of Warsaw, Harry Brewer of Falmouth, Jim Brewer of Idaho, Teddy Brewer, Timmy Brewer and George Brewer, all of DeMossville and 12 grandchildren. Burial was in Wilmington Cemetery, Fiskburg. People Funeral Home, Butler, handled the arrangements.

Bruce Burgin

Bruce K. Burgin, 48, Dayton, died Oct. 3, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a siding applicator in the construction industry. Survivors include his daughters, Chrissina of Ohio and Priscilla of Wilder; brothers, Grady Carper of Mason, Ohio, Steven Carper of Sarasota, Fla. and Mark and Clint Burgin, both of Dayton; sister, Janine Dalton of Melbourne and two grandchildren.

W. Allen Dunaway Jr.

W. Allen Dunaway Jr., 55, Bellevue, died Oct. 4, 2009, at Hospice of Cincinnati at Mercy Hospital, Western Hills. He was a stationery engineer with Hamilton County and a member of the Cleves Church of Christ, the North Bend Lodge No. 346 F&AM, the Syrian Shrine and the Scottish Rite. Survivors include his wife, Lisa Dunaway; daughter, Amber Dunaway; son W. Allen Dunaway III;

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 283-0404 for more information. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513-242-4000 for pricing details. For the most up-todate Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the "Obituaries" link at brothers, Marcus and Wayne Dunaway and one grandchild. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Cleves, OH. Memorials: Cleves Church of Christ, 45 Pontius Ave., Cleves, OH 45002.

Diane Eads

Diane Eads, 64, Alexandria, died Oct. 8, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center in Fort Thomas. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Alexandria. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Eads of Alexandria; son, Dale Ayers of Alexandria; daughters, Dawn Ayers of Alexandria, Deborah Heckley of Wilmington, Ohio, Pamela Craft of Xenia, Ohio and Sherry Sams of Greenville, Tenn.; sister, Brenda Johnson of Independence; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria. Alexandria Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of The Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042 or American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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POLICE REPORTS From B12 Suspicious activity

Report of garage door found slightly open at 10562 Washington Trace Road, Sept. 29.

Theft by unlawful taking

Report of wheel cover taken off vehicle at 10425 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 28. Report of rings taken at 6274 Davjo apartment 1, Sept. 29. Report of wood decks taken at 2862 Carthage Road, Sept. 29. Report of gym bag taken from work locker at 5837 Mary Ingles Hwy., Sept. 30. Report of horse trailer taken from property at 10103 Woeste Drive, Oct. 2.

Third degree criminal mischief third degree criminal trespassing Report of security fence cut and wires cut in electric utility sub station property at 5247 Four Mile Pike, Sept. 28.

Third degree terroristic threatening

Report of woman threatening to kill another woman at 7533 Licking Pike, Oct. 2.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

Report of car borrowed by relative not returned at 9592 Indian Trace, Oct. 3.

Verbal domestic

Reported at South Licking Pike, Oct. 3.


Chelsey N. Murray, 18, 214 Daverick Court, first degree forgery at 214 Daverick Ct., Sept. 11. Phllip J. Thompson, 38, 1683 Graves Road, possession of a controlled substance, attempt to obtain controlled substance by false statement - first degree forgery at 70 Martha Layne Collins Blvd., Sept. 12. Danny R. Northcutt, 30, 7 Orchard Terrace, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 5400 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 13. Douglas W. Snider, 33, 1499 Verdale Drive, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 415 Crossroads Blvd., Oct. 6.

Incidents/reports Domestic abuse

Reported at Monterey Lane, Sept. 19.

First degree criminal possession of a forged instrument Report of bill paid with counterfeit five dollar bill and two counterfeit one dollar bills at 5600 Alexandria Pike, Oct. 4.

First degree robbery

Report of man with hand gun demanded and took money from store clerk at 3976 Alexandria Pike, Oct. 1.


Second degree criminal mischief

Report of attempted forced entry damaged doors at 238 Ridgepointe Drive, Sept. 21.

Theft by unlawful taking gasoline

Report of gas drive-off without paying at 3906 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 21.

Theft by unlawful taking or purse snatching

Report of purse taken while shopping at 395 Crossroads Blvd., Sept. 26.

Third degree terroristic threatening

Report of man made threats to kill woman and children at Alexandria Pike, Sept. 29.


Charles Lloyd, 54, 1011 South Fort Thomas Ave., warrant at South Fort Thomas Avenue, Sept. 30. Charles Llyod Jr., 54, 1101 South Fort Thomas Ave., second degree criminal trespassing at 1000 South Fort Thomas Ave., Sept. 24. Melissa Combs, 35, 71 Grandview Ave., DUI, failure to maintain insurance at 369 River Road, Sept. 25. Robin Dean, 22, 77 18Th St. No. 1, warrant at 85 North Grand Ave., Sept. 25. Isreal Cortes, 26, 528 Elm Ridge Court, DUI at I-471 south at I275, Sept. 26. Charles Lloyd Jr., 54, 1011 South Fort Thomas Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place at 1000 South Fort Thomas Ave., Sept. 26. Jennifer Goodhew, 31, 132 North Grand Ave. Apt. 6, DUI, careless driving at North Grand Avenue at Churchill, Sept. 27. Kimberly Samuel, 47, 412 Ridgewood Place, warrant at 8 Grandview Ave., Sept. 28. Joseph Edward, 26, 205 West 10Th St., alcohol intoxication in a public place at 2308 Memorial Parkway, Sept. 30.

Incidents/reports Second degree burglary

Reported at 311 Military Parkway, Sept. 28.

Second degree criminal trespassing

Reported at 1000 South Fort Thomas Ave., Sept. 24.

Theft by unlawful taking

Reported at 50 Delta Ave., Sept. 25. Reported at 15 Garrison Ave., Sept. 28.

Theft by unlawful taking from auto, third degree criminal mischief

Reported at 10 Gettysburg Square, Sept. 24.

Third degree burglary

Reported at 2517 Alexandria Pike,

Sept. 24.

Third degree criminal mischief

Reported at 28 Chalfonte Place, Sept. 26.

Third degree criminal trespassing

NOTICE Fort Thomas Board of Adjustment Public Hearing The Board of Adjustment of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, will hold a Public Hearing at the City Building, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 6:00 P.M. for the following cases: CASE NO. 1265 - A hearing of an application filed by Gary and Linda Traylor, applicants and owners of property located at 7 Edgewood Drive, requesting an appeal of a decision of the Zoning Administrator. CASE NO. 1266 - A hearing of an appeal filed by Kim Weyer, applicant and Diocese of Covington/St. Thomas School, owner of property located at 428 S. Ft. Thomas Avenue, requesting a conditional use permit. Any adjoining property owner who is unable to attend this hearing is encouraged to submit signed, written comments to the Board concerning the proposed project. Said written correspond ence shall be received no later than the time of public hearing, and thereupon shall be a matter of public record. All correspondence shall be directed to City of Fort Thomas, General Services Department, Attn: Julie Rice, 130 N. Ft Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075 The City of Fort Thomas will make every reasonable accommodation to assist qualified disabled persons in obtaining access to available services or in attending City activities. If there is a need for the City to be aware of a specific disability, you are encouraged to contact the City Building, General Services Department at (859) 572-1210 so that suitable arrangements can be considered prior to the delivery of the service or the date of the meeting. City of Ft. Thomas General Services Department 1001510133

Reported at 1000 South Fort Thomas Ave., Sept. 27.

SEALED BIDS, EXCLUDING PRICING, WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 700 Alexandria Pike Fort Thomas, KY 41075 UNTIL: Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Time: 1:00 p.m., EDT BID PRICES WILL BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY. See Bid Instructions for detailed information regarding the bid process and dates. All bid proposals, excluding pricing, shall be received no later than Thursday, October 20, 2009 by 1:00 PM EDT. Bids will be publicly opened on October 27, 2009 at the hour of 10:00 AM EDT. The proposed purchase is generally described as follows: The furnishing and delivering of selected water treatment chemicals as specified upon the order of the Owner to various designated locations in Kenton and Campbell Counties, Kentucky. All Bids must be in accordance with the Bidding Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District, 700 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, KY 41075. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office at the address indicated above by contacting Joan Verax by telephone at (859) 547-3258 or by email at or at www.bidbridge. com. There is no charge for these documents. Online bids will be received on a unit price basis, in U.S Dollars, to include delivery costs and all other costs as may apply as described in the Bidding Documents. Bids may be submitted on any one item, multiple items, or all of the items listed in the Bid Form. 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 selected Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid.


Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 75 days after the day of online bid opening.


Melissa Holt, 35, 18 Southview Ave., fourth degree assault, resisting arrest at 940 Monroe St., Sept. 29. Melissa Holt, 35, 18 Southview Ave., third degree assault at 940 Monroe St., Sept. 29. Allen Blankenship, 39, 715 McCormick Lane, theft by unlawful taking at 82 Carothers Road, Sept. 28. James Coffey, 34, 947 Washington Ave. No. 3, no operator’s license, second degree possession of drug paraphernalia at Third and Park Avenues, Sept. 28. Tracy Dennie, 39, 819 Overton Apt. 6, theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Sept. 27. Sonya Wakefield, 23, 700 Columbia St., theft by unlawful taking at Newport Shopping Center, Sept. 26. Sascha Starkay, 23, 2622 Victory Parkway, theft by unlawful taking at 1700 block of Monmouth St., Sept. 26. Jeffery Lynn Vice, 43, 14 Home St., fourth degree assault, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 14 Home St., Sept. 26. Kimberly Smith, 27, 3719 Reading Road Apt. 35, theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Sept. 26. Raif Gibson, 20, 5733 Windsorhill Drive, second degree assault at 300 block of 10th St., Sept. 25. Regan Gibson, 22, 5733 Windsor Hill Drive, second degree assault at 300 block of 10th St., Sept. 25. Daniel Baker, 30, 841 Washington Ave., fourth degree assault at 841 Washington Ave., Oct. 8. Gregory Hopkins, 49, 2037 Madison Ave. No. 1, warrant at I-471 south, Oct. 6. Rachel Kartekamp, 26, 601 Main Ave., theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Oct. 2. Brandee Hicks, 33, 2039 Mackoy St., theft by unlawful taking, third degree criminal trespassing at 1301 Monmouth St., Oct. 1.

INVITATION TO BID PROJECT: Supply of Water Treatment Chemicals

Bari Joslyn, Vice-President Water Quality & Production Northern Kentucky Water District 508763

COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY COUNTY OF CAMPBELL CITY OF COLD SPRING ORDINANCE NO. 09- 958 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY OF COLD SPRING’S CODE OF ORDINANCES RE: SECURITY ALARMS Whereas, the City of Cold Spring has established a Code of Ordinances, of which Title IX, General Regulations, Chapter 97 Security Alarms govern the City of Cold Spring. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF COLD SPRING, COUNTY OF CAMPBELL, COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY: Section I The City of Cold Spring approves an amendment to the Code of Ordinances, Title IX: General Regulations, Section 97.99 as follows: Any person or company who fails to pay the fees set forth in Section 97.02 of this Ordinance within thirty (30) days of being mailed a notice of an erroneous activation, shall be then punished by a civil fine of not less than $250 dollars for each erroneous activation, in addition to the fees set forth in Section 97.02. Upon the expiration of thirty (30) days, the City’s Code Enforcement Officer shall serve a Notice of Violation, either by certified mail and/or personal delivery, advising of the civil fine set forth herein and providing the person or company the opportunity to appeal said civil fine to the Cold Spring Code Enforcement Board. Failure of any person or company to pay the fee imposed by this chapter, and otherwise abide by all other provisions herein, shall constitute a violation of this chapter, and any person or company found guilty of a violation shall be fined not less than fifty ($50.00) dollars nor more than one hundred ($100.00) dollars for each violation. Section II That any section, or part of any section, or any provision of this Ordinance which is declared invalid by a Court of appropriate jurisdiction, for any reason, such declaration shall not invalidate, or adversely affect, the remainder of this Ordinance. Section III This Ordinance shall take effect and be in full force when passed, published, and recorded according to law.

Incidents/reports Receiving stolen property

1st Reading - August 24, 2009.

Vote: 5, Yes, 0, No

2nd Reading - September 28, 2009.

Vote: 5, Yes, 0, No

Reported at 512 Brighton St., Sept. 22.

City of Cold Spring Campbell County, Kentucky

Reported at 82 Carothers Road, Oct. 1. Reported at 82 Carothers Road, Sept. 29. Reported at 1301 Monmouth St., Sept. 27.

By: __/s/ Mark Stoeber_____ Mayor

Theft by unlawful taking

Attest: _/s/ Rita Seger_______ Clerk


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Memorials: Divine Mercy Parish, 318 Division St., Bellevue, KY 41073.

Nick French

Nick French, 68, Erlanger, died Sunday, Oct. 4, at his home. He was a self-employed machinist who raced dragsters. Survivors include his wife, Lula “Sue” French of Erlanger; daughters, Sandy Arnold of Florence, Patty Brinker of Independence and Nicole Schnur of Edgewood; son, Rodney French of Cincinnati; stepdaughters, Ruby Fields and Kim Eads, both of Newport, and Michelle Parton of Elsmere; brother, Robert McLean of Kingsport, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Memorials: Family Nurturing Center of Northern Kentucky, 8275 Ewing Blvd., Florence, KY 41042.

Marceline Furnish

Marceline Furnish, 80, Newport, died Oct. 8, 2009, at the Batavia Nursing Care Center in Batavia, Ohio. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Newport. Her son, Dennis Furnish, died previously. Survivors include her nephews. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger. Fares J. Radel Funeral Home in Newport handled the arrangements. Memorials: First Church of the Nazarene, Outreach Program, 830 York St., Newport, KY 41071.

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October 15, 2009

Martin J. Groessler, 75, Bellevue, died Oct. 5, 2009, at his home. A welder for American Laundry in Norwood, Ohio, he was a Korean War Air Force veteran and a member of Divine Mercy Parish of Bellevue. Survivors include his wife, Carol Gubser Groessler; daughters, Louise Curry of Anderson Township, Ohio and Anita Groessler of Dayton, Ky.; sons, Mike Groessler of Southgate and Mark Groessler of Austria; sister, Carolyn Foegle of Southgate and five grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home of Bellevue handled the arrangements.

Gladys Hill

Gladys Stump Hill, 89, of Covington, died Oct. 9, 2009, at Gallatin Health Care, Warsaw. She was a housekeeper for St. Elizabeth Covington Hospital, where she also volunteered, and a member of Oakland Avenue Baptist Church, Covington, and Rosebud Chapter #39 OES. Her husband, Frank M. Hill, and a son, Robert L. Coleman, died previously. Survivors include three sons, Larry E. Coleman and Rick D. Coleman of Warsaw, and Roger L. Coleman of Covington; two brothers, Ernie Stump of Birmingham, Ala., and Ervin Stump of Phelps; four sisters, Delphia Morrison of Prestonburg, Edith Oaks and Frances Grout of Taylor Mill, and Genny Guthrie of Warsaw; stepsons Charles Hill of Erlanger and Rodney Hill of Alexandria; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. Burial was at Morgan Cemetery, Falmouth. Memorials: Oakland Avenue Baptist Church, 603 E. 17th St., Covington, KY 41014.

Minnie McCormick

Minnie Bell McCormick, 80, Dayton, died Oct. 4, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass - Northern Kentucky Care Center in Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Leonard McCormick; daughter, Debbie Drew of Burlington; sons, Michael McCormick of Dayton and Larry McCormick of Foster; brother, Stanley “Turk” McGowan of Maysville. Floral Hills Funeral Home of Taylor Mill handled the arrangements.

Betty Monson

Betty Juanita Rumford Monson, 81, Brooksville, died Oct. 6, 2009, at her home. She was a member of Fairview Christian Church. Her husband, Donald A. Monson, died previously. Survivors include her son,







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Linus “Mike” Neltner, 79, Melbourne, died Oct. 7, 2009, at his home. He was a captain with the Campbell County Police Department, a Korean War Army Veteran, member of St. Philip Church in Melbourne and St. Vincent DePaul Society. His daughter, Rebecca Wiley, and son, Michael C. Neltner, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Keller Neltner; daughter, Amy Dunn of Cold Spring; sons, Matt Neltner and John Neltner, both of Melbourne and seven grandchildren. Dobbling Funeral Home in Fort Thomas handled the arrangements. Memorials: Michael C. Neltner/Al Keller Scholarship Fund, c/o Bishop Brossart High School, 4 Grove St., Alexandria, KY 41001 or Hospice of the Bluegrass, Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Sheryal Osborne

Sheryal L. Peeno Osborne, 62, Bellevue, died Oct. 6, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was an associate at UPS and a member of First Baptist Church, Bellevue. Survivors include her husband, James R. Osborne; son, Gene Corman of Bellevue; daughter, Teresa Younger of Walton; seven step-children; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Charles Powers

Charles E. Powers, 63, Latonia, died Oct. 5, 2009, at his home.

Howard J. Reis, 76, Alexandria, died Oct. 4, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was an employee of Midwest Gas, Highland Heights, and a member of Sun Valley Senior Citizens, Catholic Order of Foresters and the Southern Campbell Fire Department. His daughter, Rosalie Mansfield, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Jane Kramer Reis; daughters, Mary Ann Stumpf of Felicity, Ohio and Marlene Teegarden of Florence; son, Doug Reis of Grant’s Lick; brother, Paul Reis of Alexandria and seven grandchildren. Burial was in Saint Mary Cemetery, Alexandria. Memorials: Arthritis Foundation, 7124 Miami Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45243.

William Scherrer

William “Dick” Scherrer, 83, Fort Thomas, died Oct. 7, 2009, at Highlandsprings of Fort Thomas Health Care & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Thomas. He was a personnel director for the Scripps Howard Publishing Company in Cincinnati, a WWII Army veteran, member of St. Thomas Church and St. Thomas Boosters Club, both in Fort Thomas. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Betty Scherrer of Fort Thomas; daughter, Sherri Wenderfer of Florence; son, Tim Scherrer of Erlanger; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: St. Thomas Parish, 26 E. Villa Place, Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Ronald Turner

Ronald Eugene Turner, 62, California, died Oct. 4, 2009, at University Hospital, Corryville. He was a boiler worker at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Corryville, was a Vietnam War Marine veteran, past master of Alexandria Lodge 152 and a member of the First Twelve Mile Baptist Church. His wife, Audra Ann Turner, died previously. Survivors include his parents, John A. and Lucille Turner of California; sons, Todd Turner of Mt. Sterling; Troy Turner of California and Micah Turner of Fallon, Ill; daughter, Tammy Turner of Florence, brother, Rick Turner of Alexandria; sister, Thea True of Amelia Island, Fla. and six grandchildren. Cooper Funeral Home, Alexandria, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Charles Verax

Charles “Butch” Edward Verax, 67, Cold Spring, died Oct. 9, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a construction foreman for Messer Construction. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Verax of Cold Spring; son, Charles Verax Jr. of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; daughters, Connie Bragassa of Cincinnati and Christine Julifs of Petersburg; half-brothers, William Verax and Donald Verax, both of Claryville, John Verax of Wilder and David Verax of Covington; half-sister, Pauline Campbell of Felicity, Ohio and two grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill.

Helen Voelker

Helen M. Voelker, 98, of Erlanger, died Oct. 10, 2009, at Baptist Village Care Center. She worked in the payroll department of the Internal Revenue Service, and was a member of Bromley Christian Church. Her husband, Edward Voelker, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Dale Voelker of Fort Wright and Dane Voelker of Camp Springs; eight grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Burial was at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Bromley Christian Church, 216 Kenton St., Bromley, KY 41016.

Janett Walsh

Janett Hargis Walsh, 59, Dayton, died Oct. 5, 2009, at her home. She was a technical clerk for Cincinnati Bell Telephone, a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and past member of the St. Bernard School Board and Mother’s Club. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Walsh; daughter, Lori Wallace of Independence; son, Kevin Walsh of Independence; sisters, Margaret Blevins of Milford, Ohio, Lil Greene of Berry, Ky., Othella Hargis of Michigan and one granddaughter. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Bernard Church, Fifth & Berry Sts., Dayton, KY 41074, or Wood Hudson Cancer Research, 931 Isabella St., Newport, KY 41071.

Blodwin Woods

Blodwin “Tommie” Thomas Woods, 92, of Fort Thomas, formerly of Dayton, died Oct. 5, 2009, at Carmel Manor Nursing Home, Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and a volunteer for Head Start for 17 years. Her husband, Edgar L. Woods Sr.; sons, Thomas and Donald Woods and daughters, Joan Beiting, Audrey McManis and Patricia Lyons, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Sally Volter of Dayton, Pearl Burger of Union, Florence Reekers of Florence and Linda Woods of Newport; sons, Edgar “Buck” Woods Jr. of Alexandria, Ronald Woods of Dayton; sister, Pearl Hinds of Fort Thomas; 37 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren and 19 greatgreat-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

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He was a mechanic for Burns Brothers Truck Stop and served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Powers; sons, Charles Powers Jr. of Independence and Billy Powers of Bellevue; daughters, Sheena Powers of Taylor Mill and Patricia Powers of Minneapolis, Minn. and 10 grandchildren. Burial was in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown.

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FLORIDA GULF COAST Homes, Condos, Investment Steve Milner, Lic. Agent Coldwell-Banker 1-941-893-7326


LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit

NEW YORK FT. MYERS BEACH. Two luxury 2 Br, 2 Ba condos (1 corner unit) di rectly on the beach & by golf course. Balcony, pool, hot tub & more! South Island. 2 wk. min. Available Sept.Jan. & early March. 513-489-4730

MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

NORTH CAROLINA CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2br, 2ba Gulf Front condo. Heated pool, balcony. Many up grades. 513-771-1373, 260-3208

SANIBEL ISLAND Quality, beachfront condos. Excellent service! Great rates! 1-888-451-7277

EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Disney. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513

SOUTH CAROLINA N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit

CLEARWATER/ST. PETE Gulf front condos. Sandy beach. January ’10, 4 Week Discounts! Florida Lifestyles. 1-800-487-8953

DESTIN. Edgewater Beach Condos on the Gulf. 1-3 BR, beachfront, pvt balconies, FREE wi-fi, beach set-up & fitness center. New massage/facial salon, 2 pools (1 heated), area golf & deep sea fishing. $20 gift cert to poolside grill (weekly renters, in season). Pay for 3, 4 or 5 nights & receive one additional night free! 800-8224929,

EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo. Our complex is just 20 feet to one of the World’s Best Rated Beaches! Bright and airy, nicely appointed. All amenities. Cinci owner, 513-232-4854


BROWN COUNTY Be renewed by fall’s magnificent colors! Delight your family with a visit to Indiana’s autumn haven and family playground! Comfort Inn, in the ! of all of Nashville’s attractions. 812-988-6118

SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

TENNESSEE 1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699.

TENNESSEE A Beautiful Luxury Log Cabin Resort minutes from Dollywood & Pigeon Forge! Great amenities, pet friendly cabins. Excellent rates! Call now or visit us online 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366) CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

GATLINBURG. Choose a 2 or 3 BR chalet, conveniently located, richly appointed and meticulously main tained. Pet friendly. 877-215-3335 or visit Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

TIME SHARES DISCOUNT TIMESHARES Save 60-80% off Retail! Worldwide Locations! Call for Free InfoPack! 1-800-731-0307


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