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Dan Ridder, Bellevue school district’s curriculum, instruction and assessment director, BELLEVUE — Wayne Starnes said Starnes hasn’t changed has spent the better part of his much. Ridder is a 1979 graduate life in school. Whether a stu- of Bellevue High School and dent, teacher, coach or adminis- played on the football team trator he’s been dedicated to when Starnes was line coach. “(Starnes is) how he is now,” life-long learning for himself Ridder said. “He was a motivaand the students he’s served. This school year marks the tor, a positive speaker and alBellevue Independent School ways encouraging the kids. He was that fiery guy. He had District superintensense of humor and was dent’s 40th and last year always positive.” in education. Starnes Ridder said education recently announced he today is very demanding will retire in June after and rigorous and some of 11 years as superintenthose in the field lose dent. those kind of qualities “I’ve been in this when challenges arise. business a long time,” Not Starnes. he said. “It’s time to Starnes “He’s an outstanding pass the torch onto leader,” Ridder said. “In my 30 someone else.” Starnes, who lives in Flor- years in education, he’s one of ence, said he will spend time my most admired educators bewith his wife, a recently retired cause he’s in t for the right reaDayton Independent School sons – the kids.” Starnes has that charismatic District teacher, and his family ability to get people to rally peoincluding three grandchildren. It won’t be easy walking ple around him, Ridder said. away, however. There’s a lot “He always says, that people he’ll miss, he said, especially his don’t work for him, they work with him.” co-workers and students. Ridder said he’s impressed Starnes knew he wanted to be in education since he gradu- by Starnes’ ability to maintain ated from Newport High his role as an effective leader all School. He earned a bachelor’s these years. “Today, there aren’t a whole degree from Northern Kentucky University and later his lot of people able to say they’ve master’s in education and rank 1 been in education for 40 years,” he said. “Think of that number – from Xavier University. He started teaching and and 40. To maintain that vigor and coaching football at his alma fight for 40 years is pretty awemater in 1974. He later served some. I commend that kind of as a teacher and principal in spirit – he’s still so strong after Dayton and Bellevue, where he all these years.” The secret really isn’t a setaught fifth- and sixth-grade math and science, and coached cret, according to Starnes. He said he has others within the basketball, track and football. Starnes had some notable Bellevue school district have – a success coaching football in passion for kids. Bellevue. In 1977 and 1979, the See BELLEVUE, Page A2 team Class A Champion. By Melissa Stewart mstewart@nky.com

Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery, left, and Robert Horine, attend the county administrator, at the Oct. 29 quarterly meeting with mayors and city administrators. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Pendery helping lobby for sales tax to fund projects By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

WILDER — Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery told city leaders he is part of group lobbying for the right to go to voters with funding requests for expensive special projects because state money isn’t coming. “I expect that might be a generation of tight belts in Frankfort, and we’re going to be left to our own devices increasingly,” Pendery said at a quarterly meeting with mayors and city administrators

Oct. 29 in Wilder. Pendery said he has part of the Metropolitan Alliance for Growth, with other members from Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Elizabethtown and Boone and Kenton counties. Traditionally, Kentucky has been a state run by rural interests, and urban areas need to advocate for their needs, he said. “... The urbanized areas are the only place in the state that are actually producing any growth,” he said. Pendery, as part of the Growth Alliance, is supporting

the Kentucky League of Cities top legislative priority for the 2014 state general assembly – to permit local option sales tax for large regional projects. “So, the idea of this local option sales tax is that the voters in a particular area can decide to impose a tax for a certain period of time that gets sunsetted when the job is done,” he said. Local option sales taxes are permitted in 38 states now, Pendery said. Louisville and Lexington might make more See TAX, Page A2

Salute to Veterans has traction with modelers By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

FORT THOMAS — Hobbyists will bring their scaled down models of tanks, armored cars and soldiers to the city’s full size Salute to Veterans weekend Nov. 9-10. The city’s sixth salute, organized by Fort Thomas Renaissance and the Fort Thomas Military and Community Museum, will be inside the Mess Hall Community Center & Banquet Facility in Tower Park at 801 Cochran St. It will also feature military re-enactors in World War II era uniforms, displays from military history and veterans organizations, and the singing of patriotic songs by students.

VETERANS DAY Program shares WWII letters See story, B1

Dick Schauerte of Deerfield Township, Ohio, a member of the Sixth Scale Collectors Club of Ohio, said he will bring at least three models of military vehicles used by Nazi Germany during World War II. Schauerte, a former captain in the U.S. Army Reserve, said he started out collecting models of American, Japanese, German and British soldiers from World War II. Learning to build models of tanks and other military vehicles came later, and the collection grew. He said he decided to specialize in German and American, and then only on German military, after realizing his collection was growing too large. He plans to bring a World War II era Panther tank, ar-

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mored car, and a Marder III M tank destroyer to the salute. Scott Celender of Reading, Ohio, another member of the Sixth Scale Collectors, said the Fort Thomas show is one of the biggest shows for the model group because it draws a crowd beyond the scope of people interested in model making. The group’s featured display this year will be a Hall of Armor showing models of military armor of U.S., British and German design from different years, Celender said. There will also be a display of a scene built from scratch of a U.S. Calvary unit and Western town, he said. “The modeler, he handmade See VETERANS, Page A2

Dick Schauerte kneels inside his Deerfield Township, Ohio, home next to scale models World War II era German vehicles including of a panther tank, from left, armored car, and a Marder III M tank destroyer. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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Vets and pets help each other thanks to new nonprofit By Amy Scalf ascalf@nky.com

INDEPENDENCE — April Deeds knows pets can help veterans recover from post-traumatic stress disorder, because she’s seen it work with her husband, Sam, a retired Marine who served in Afghanistan. She wants other veterans to have the same comfort, so she has started an organization to help them get pets of their own, and at the same time, they’ll be rescuing shelter animals from imminent death. Abandoned Pets For Wounded Vets, online at www.ap4wv.org and on the group’s Facebook page, is the first step toward letting the veterans and the shelter animals help each other. The nonprofit is organized under Paws and Claws Animal Rescue in Hebron, run by animal trainer Angie More. Deeds said up to 4 million pets are euthanized each year, and more than 8,000 veterans a year commit suicide. “We hope to team the two up and reduce those statistics dramatically,” she said. Now she needs sponsors and donations so there is no cost to the veterans. “There’s nowhere nearby that does anything like this, until now,

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“I always say, ‘Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care,’” Starnes

Veteran Sam Deeds inspired his wife April to start an organization to help wounded veterans get their own therapy dogs. With the Deeds are Addy, his therapy dog in training in front of Sam, and another dog Hope,AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

but veterans all over the world could use this kind of help,” said Deeds. “You don’t see the wounds from post-traumatic stress disorder that veterans have, so they don’t think they need a therapy dog. But I see the way our dogs go around Sam, and they do help. They sense how he’s feeling and crowd around him. They do calm him.” According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, online at www.ptsd.va.gov, “Some people with post-traumatic stress disorder find that service dogs or emotional support dogs help them manage PTSD symptoms.”

said. “If they know you care, they will work hard for you. The most important thing we have in Bellevue are people who have done a great job at building wonderful education relationships with our kids.”

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use of a local option sales tax than Northern Kentucky. Regions or counties are not eligible under Kentucky law to approve their own local option sales taxes, and funding for major projects usually has to come from the state, he said. “I wanted to explain that because you’re liable to see my name and some other names associated with something that smells faintly like a tax increase,” Pendery said. “And therefore, you need to hear the other side of the story.” Pendery also spoke with the mayors about issues ranging from heroin to how the state divides cell phone fees to fund 911 centers to distributes state road funding. Pendery said each of his topics revolved around funding from the state, and Northern Kentucky has issues that need solving. “We’ve got big problems that need to be solved at every turn,” he said. Pendery pointed to the meeting’s agenda and a handout of the KLC’s legislative agenda. “Pick anything on the list here, the heroin thing, we get a couple million less than our fair share for treatment, which would finance 200 treatment beds,” he said. “And the road funds, same things. Pick anything that we deal with here, we’re trying to

Starnes said the position of superintendent is very important. “You have the ability to shape the staff into a family,” he said. “That’s what we are. We are a unified district and worth together for a common cause to

back fill because the state takes the money and spends it someplace else.” Pendery said one concern was how the state will spend any increase to the Commercial Radio Services fee of 70 cents per month charged to cell phone customers. Raising the fee is the No. 2 KLC legislative priority for 2014. “Don’t we have to be fearful that the money would be diverted around the state as it is currently, and so it’s not going to all find it’s way to us,” Pendery asked. Dale Edmondson, director of Campbell County Consolidated Dispatch, said the radio services fee formula divides 50 percent of the cell phone fee equally between all counties, so a rural county like Gallatin County gets the same amount as Campbell County. Another 20 percent of the cell phone fee goes back to the companies that supply the service to improve service, and the remaining 30 percent is tied to the number of cell phones registered to a locality, he said. For Campbell County, not all cell phones in use by people in the area are registered in Kentucky, he said. Some counties in rural counties end up getting in excess of $1 per cell phone registered in the county from the 70 cent fee, Edmondson said. “Here in Campbell County we think we get about 40 cents, so we do a little better than some, Edmondson said. For some, though, the top priority is the Brent Spence

provide quality education for all of our students.” To find Starne’s replacement, the Bellevue Board of Education has enlisted the help of the Kentucky School Board Association. Superintendent search consultant Mike Oder is working with the board on the process. Oder is helping the board create an applicant

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the leather saddles,” Celender said. “It’s going to be a tribute to the calvary.” The aim of the Sixth Scale Collectors is to not use kits, he said. “Sixth scale collecting is about a love of modeling,” Celender said. “The thing about it is we start from nothing.” Celender, a police officer for Green Township, Ohio, said the best part of going to events and showing off his models is getting to talk to veterans. Celender said he met a

Bridge State Rep. Joe Fischer, RFort Thomas, said the bridge remains a top priority for him in the 2014 legislative session and he came to the meeting to hear the concerns and needs from local officials. Fischer said he wanted to know the position of individual cities on the idea of tolls, and he saw a study showing there will be a big diversion of traffic to Interstate 471bridge from Interstate 75 if there are tolls created on a new Brent Spence Bridge. “It would add like 30,000 vehicles per day to the 471 bridge, that puts us at well over 100,000, and certainly that will impact traffic here in Campbell County,” Fischer said. “I don’t know how you all feel about that, but I have a problem with that.” Pendery said studies have shown there will be an initial diversion of traffic away from the Brent Spence at the $2 per vehicle toll level, but people will also find diverting to I-471 will cost travel time. “You realize people are already paying a toll, essentially, because you’re sitting in traffic for a half hour or 40 minutes or at rush hour and you’re idling away $4 a gallon gasoline,” he said. Pendery said people in Northern Kentucky are against tolls, and it is hoped they can be avoided. “If there’s a way to avoid it we want that to happen, but we first want a bridge,” he said. “That would be my personal position.”

screening committee. The six-member committee will include two teachers, a person in a classified position, a board member, a Oder said at the end of this month, he will hold a planning session with the board to develop a search plan and set a time line. Once this is done, the position will be advertised. After hearing the com-

The sixth Salute to Veterans will be at the Mess Hall Community Center & Banquet facility in Tower Park at 801 Cochran St. Hours will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Military history and preservation groups and veterans groups will set up displays, including the Cincinnati Warbirds, a group dedicated to military aviation. The work of Fort Thomas Independent Schools students will be on display during the salute including a student photo contest “What the Flag Means to Me.” The salute will feature 125 second-grade students singing patriotic songs at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. The salute is organized by Fort Thomas Renaissance and the Fort Thomas Military and Community Museum.

man at last year’s Salute to Veterans who talked about manning a gun on a ship during an attack after realizing the regular gun crew wasn’t there.

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Celender said he asked the man what ship he was aboard, and the man said the U.S.S. Randolph – an aircraft carrier. Celender said he looked up information about the U.S.S. Randolph later that night. “The U.S.S. Randolph was kamikazed on the way back from Midway,” he said. Celender said one of the best part of making models is finding out the history surrounding them. “The biggest thing is paying tribute to the veterans,” Celender said. “That’s the most important thing.”

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Campbell Co. seniors explore college, careers By Amy Scalf ascalf@nky.com

ALEXANDRIA — Thanks to Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, Campbell County High School’s seniors took a step toward their futures on Tuesday, Oct. 29, without even leaving their school. Abramson started his

“Close the Deal” initiative in 2009, when he served as Louisville’s mayor, and has been adding more schools each year to the program, which brings students together with college admissions representatives, financial aid counselors and community business partners. More than 360 students

were in the Campbell County High School gym to learn more about their future opportunities. The event included Northern Kentucky businesses, such as Mazak manufacturing, as well as the U.S. National Guard and the U.S. Navy, in addition to the Art Institute of Cincinnati, Bellarmine

Campbell County High School students Courtney Puglise and Kaitlin Hegner get information about Northern Kentucky University from admissions counselor Ashley Rowe. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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Kentucky college or university,” said McDermott. He said the FAFSA is the government form that determines a student’s financial need, and it’s the only route to getting federal and state grants or loans to pay for school. The form requires 2013 tax information for the student’s parents or guardians, but McDermott said they can estimate income by using a W-2, their 2012 tax information or their last pay stub of 2013, which should include cumulative income and taxes withheld. “It has to be done early in January,” he said. More information about financial aid can be found online at www.kheaa.com, or at College Goal Kentucky website, www.kas faa.com/CollegeGoalKY.

and to sign up for a lot of scholarships,” said Courtney Puglise. She plans to stay close to home as she studies to be a nurse practitioner or radiologist. A representative from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, Robert McDermott, had plain and clear advice for the students: to check on their existing scholarship awards, and to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, called the FAFSA, as soon as possible after Jan. 1. “Many students already have Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship money that has built up over four years of high school grades and test scores, so that money is already there for them, just waiting for them to go to a

University, Brown Mackie College, the Interactive College of Technology, Morehead State University, Northern Kentucky University, Transylvania University, the University of Cincinnati and the University of Louisville, among others. Many of the students said they had ideas and plans for what to do after high school, but knew less about how they would pay for it and how much it would cost. “It’s a little easier now that I know the amount of debt isn’t going to kill me,” said Nicholas Pollitt, who said he wants to go into the aviation industry or, maybe, manufacturing. “The biggest thing I learned today is about financial aid, to keep my grade point average up

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BRIEFLY Alexandria hosts veterans service

Alexandria will host a Veterans Day service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Alexandria Tribute Park near the intersection of U.S. 27 and Route 10. According to Mayor Bill Rachford, the event will also include several speakers and the dedication of memorial benches at the park. The service is also sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3205 and the American Legion Post 219. A reception will follow across the street at the Alexandria City Building, 8236 W. Main St. For more information, call 859-635-4125.

Check your smoke alarm batteries

The Campbell County Office of Emergency Management wants people to remember to test their smoke alarms or detectors monthly, and to change the batteries whenever they change their clocks. The end of Daylight Saving Time is 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, and clocks needing to be manually adjusted to fall back one hour earlier. The process of setting clocks back adds an hour to Sunday. William R. Turner, director of the county’s emergency management office, issued a news release Oct. 31 reminding people of the slogan “Change your Clock – Change your Battery.” People need to make sure the battery on their smoke detector has adequate power to operate,

said Turner in the release. When people change the time on their clock’s it’s a good time to check their smoke detector as well, he said. “If your detector is 10years-old or older, it should be replaced,” Turner said. “Remember, properly working smoke alarms can save lives.”

Gateway joins retail federation

Gateway Community and Technical College, through its Workforce Solutions and Innovation Division, has been admitted to the Kentucky Retail Federation. Retail employers interested in employee development training may contact Phil Accardi at 859442-1110 or phil.accardi@kctcs.edu for more information.

Workshop set for vet providers

lege and university providers of veteran services from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Gateway’s Boone Campus in Florence. Michael Luallen, director of the Center for Veterans Affairs at Xavier University, is the featured speaker at the session that will explore veteran career path and education issues and share best practices. All higher education veteran service providers are invited to the free conversation presented in association with Easter Seals Tristate Operation Vets Thrive. The session will take place at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Room B123, at the Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way, Florence. Reservations are requested and can be made with Phil Accardi, 859-4421110 or phil.accardi@kctcs.edu.

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Newport rededicates displaced Veteran memorial Gannett News Service

Before Newport Pavilion emerged, a neighborhood known as Cote Brilliante was demolished to make way for development. Now, a treasured remnant of that neighborhood is about to return. A memorial to seven soldiers from the neighborhood who died in World War II was rescued from the site and will be rededicated on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, at Pavilion Parkway and Chesapeake Avenue. The refurbished memorial will stand on a corner that has been dressed up for its arrival, complete

with an American flag and benches – just across the street from its original site. For 60 years, the bronzed plaque recessed in masonry stood on a marble base outside St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, which was also bulldozed for development. The treasure vanished from the landscape in 2005, as houses were being knocked down for the development along Interstate 471. An elderly man who’d revered it took it from its site. “He basically stole it,” said Tom Guidugli, executive director of Newport’s

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Tim Rolf, owner Rolf Monument Co., with a monument that will be back at Newport Pavilion area on Veterans Day. The city of Newport rescued the 60-plus-year-old monument that stood at the now-demolished St. Francis Church. It's been refurbished by Rolf Monument.LEIGH TAYLOR/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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Floor raising for women in manufacturing The Workforce Solutions and Innovation Division of Gateway Community and Technical College has launched Raise the Floor, an initiative designed to promote manufacturing careers to women and to prepare them for stable, highly paid, high performance production jobs. Raise the Floor has two primary goals: to help women improve their economic well-being and increase the pipeline of skilled workers, in this case women, to ease the current and projected manufacturing labor shortage. “We are delighted to announce this new initiative that joins our existing efforts to promote manufacturing careers to high school students, displaced workers, and veterans,” said Ed Hughes, Gateway president/ CEO. “We now have recruitment efforts aimed at four of the five worker populations identified by the Northern Kentucky Industrial Partnership, and we are working to develop

rently, women hold 10 outreach to the fifth, percent of manufacturwhich is senior citizens.” ing jobs in the region, “This new program and the initiative also was developed by womaims to increase the en for women,” said Annumber of women in the gie Taylor, vice presimanufacturing labor dent of Workforce Solupool. tions and Innovation. “A “Raise The Floor is an consortium of 26 female Hughes initiative that provides manufacturing executhe opportunity for womtives and community en to enter the manufacleaders met throughout turing sector. This is a the summer and fall to pathway to obtain skills pull the program togeththat enable a sustainable er, with the assistance of living. Manufacturing is our Dean of Workforce good business for GreatSolutions, Carissa er Cincinnati, Kentucky, Schutzman.” and residents,” said LauHughes said re- Taylor ra Lyons, president of sources from the $2.74 million Project IMPACT grant ATech Training Inc., and chairthat Gateway recently received woman of the Raise the Floor from the Department of Labor development consortium. Raise the Floor will be implewould be available to help fund mented through four compothe initiative. Raise the Floor is designed to nents, including awareness, help women complete manufac- training, support and process: » The awareness component turing training, find manufacturing jobs, and maintain em- focuses on promoting the initiaployment to increase their eco- tive to the public and potential nomic self-sufficiency. Cur- students to increase awareness

of the benefits of manufacturing careers. » The training component will oversee the design and delivery of education and training to enable participants to be work-ready for manufacturing employers. » The support component involves overseeing the support system women need to be hired and effective in manufacturing positions. » The process component will focus on maintaining the initiative through innovative approaches to funding, programming and sustainability. A Raise the Floor pilot program is currently under way with a small group of women from other Gateway programs who are involved in an introductory class. The training portion formally kicks off in January when a group of 10 to 15 women are expected to take the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council’s Certified Production Technician class. This four-credit-hour

Gateway course ends in May and includes four assessments. When students pass all four assessments, they receive the nationally recognized Certified Production Technician certification. Beginning in March, women may enroll in the Mechatronics and Machining Career Pathways to be employment ready by May 15. One company has already asked to interview all of the candidates for its apprenticeship program, which provides full-time employment and full tuition benefit for those wanting to pursue an associate degree. “The Raise the Floor initiative is a shot in the arm for our extensive manufacturing pipeline efforts,” Hughes said. “We are very grateful to the United Way, which has co-sponsored this effort, Partners for a Competitive Workforce, and all of the 26 women who so generously volunteered their time to develop this dynamic new initiative.”

COLLEGE CORNER STUDENTS GARNER AWARDS AT XU

Xavier University recently had its All Honors Day. Christian Gausvik, of Fort Thomas, received the J.T. Clear Award. This was established by the late Dr. J.T. Clear and presented to students completing biology majors with highest distinction. He was also inducted into the Pi of Ohio Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, which celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Kaela Freppon, of Cold Spring, received an Achieving Seniors Award. This is given to seniors who have participated in an NCAA Division I sport for four years at Xavier and maintained a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0. Gracia Ng, of Dayton, was inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society. Leslie Twehues, of Fort Thomas, received an Achieving Senior and Athletic Director Award, given to seniors who have participated in an NCAA Division I sport for four years at Xavier and maintained a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0.

LOCALS QUALIFY FOR DEAN’S LIST

The following local students made the dean’s list – a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale – at Bellarmine University for the Fall 2012 semester: Alexandria resident Kathleen Neiser, a senior who is majoring in middle grades education, and previously attended Bishop Brossart High School; Alexandria resident Ashley Fields, a freshman who is majoring in biology, and previously attended Campbell County High School; Alexandria resident Lucas Graham, a senior who is majoring in environmental science, and previously attended Holy Cross High School.

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BLESSED PETS

St. Joseph, Cold Spring recently celebrated the Feast of St. Francis on a beautiful, sunny day. Fr. Gerry Reinersman and Fr. Matthias Wamala presided over the outdoor prayer service, followed by the traditional blessing of the pets.

Third-grade student Monica Geiman and her Nigerian dwarf goat, Coco, are smiling for the camera . THANKS TO MELISSA HOLZMACHER

LOCALS MAKE EKU DEAN’S LIST

The following students made the dean’s list at Eastern Kentucky University for the Fall 2012 semester: Alexandria: Patricia Renae Bode, a senior elementary education teaching major; Megan Nichole Borth, a senior middle grade education major; Joshua Charles Dunn, a sophomore computer science major; Andrew W. Hogg, a senior genii studies in health sciences major; Anthony James Kuhl, a senior accounting major; Tori Marie Lyle, a sophomore business major; Brittany Ann Wagner, a senior communication studies major; and Jessica Bailey White, a junior fam and cons sci teaching major. To achieve dean’s list honors at Eastern, students attempting 14 or more credit hours must earn a 3.5 gradepoint average out of a possible 4.0. Students attempting 13 credit hours must earn a 3.65 GPA, and students attempting 12 credit hours must earn a 3.75 GPA.

GATEWAY REWARDS OUTSTANDING STUDENTS

Carenna Bhola brought her cat, Angel, to be blessed by Fr. Gerry Reinersman at the St. Joseph, Cold Spring pet blessing. She’s joined by Delaney Rudd, left – also a seventh-grade student at St. Joe’s. THANKS TO MELISSA HOLZMACHER

Gateway Community and Technical College recently awarded 113 scholarships to currently enrolled students for the 2013-2014 academic year. “We are pleased that due to the generosity of our donors we are able to offer scholarships to a wide variety of students, including single parents, minority students and students showing academic promise,” said Ed Hughes, Gateway president and CEO. Bellevue: Jennifer Case, GAP Funding Memorial Scholarship; and Nefatina Harris, John T. Smith Scholarship. California: Colton Boesch, Ralph G. Anderson Scholarship in Drafting, Design, and Engineering Technology. Cold Spring: Jonathon Ehlman, Founders Scholarship. Dayton: Jessica Burden, Sathe Family Endowed Scholarship. Fort Thomas: Heather Byerly, Griffin-Gateway Annual Scholarship; and Andrew Bush, GAP Funding Memorial Scholarship. Melbourne: Angela White, Mildred Nary Family Scholarship. Newport: Cassandra Roberts, Thelma Lee Flairty Bray Scholarship; and Elizabeth Starns, Sathe Family Endowed Scholarship. Wilder: Samantha Horn, the Butler Scholarship.


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Relentless Camels volleyball has depth, drive to win By Adam Turer

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ALEXANDRIA — For the secondstraight season, Campbell County High School’s volleyball team advanced to the state tournament. This year, it took some come-frombehind heroics to clinch a secondstraight 10th Region title. The Camels rallied from two sets down to defeat Scott in five sets. Campbell County was down 13-7 in the fifth set before surging ahead for a 15-13 win to clinch the regional championship. “This team reminds me of last year’s team by never giving up,” said head coach Kim Nemcek. “Last year’s team was just the same way; they fought back.” Late-season adversity helped prepare the Camels for postseason play. Junior outside hitter Kirby Seiter was injured for three of four straight games lost by Campbell County in early October. Despite missing one of their best players and leaders, the Camels fought hard, weathered the losses, and bounced back quickly. The stretch also created opportunities for the Camels’ bench players to step up. “During our four-game losing stretch, I learned that our girls were fighters,” said Nemcek. “I learned that the girls were not going to give up even without a starting player on the floor and they were mentally tough. I also learned that I had more depth on my bench.” By defeating Scott, the Camels earned a rematch with Notre Dame. The Pandas defeated the Camels in straight sets on Oct. 2, the first of Campbell County’s four-

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Newport rivals both play at home By James Weber

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CAMPBELL COUNTY — City rivals Newport High School and Newport Central Catholic High School will stay at home for the first round of the Class 2A playoffs. Newport will host Carroll County 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Newport Stadium. Because the Wildcats earned the second seed in District 6 this year, the Thoroughbreds will play on Saturday afternoon, hosting Owen County at 1 p.m. at Newport Stadium. NewCath is 6-4, winning its last five games, including a 34-31 thriller over rival Beechwood Nov. 1. Senior John Caudill kicked a 26-yard field goal with 12 seconds left to atone for missing a 30-yard attempt with 6:09 remaining. Mac Franzen threw for 184 yards and a touchdown. Jacob Smith rushed for 93 yards and a score. Franzen has throw for 1,537 yards and 17 TDs, while Smith leads the rushing attack with 601 yards and eight scores. NewCath, the defending state champions, would appear to be a heavy favorite over the fourth seed Rebels, who have averaged12 points a game and allowed 36. Newport (5-5) is sporting a three-game winning streak and hosts Carroll County (5-5). The teams have two common opponents. WaltonVerona has beaten Newport 48-13 and Carroll 48-21. Pendleton County has a 21-6 defeat to the Wildcats and a 44-11 defeat to Carroll.

The teams are on opposite sides of the Region 3 bracket. NewCath would host WaltonVerona or Lloyd Memorial with a win. Newport would host Holy Cross or travel to Gallatin County. Seeds determine the third round site, and the city rivals would travel to the state semifinals. In 6A, Campbell County goes in on a four-game winning streak as the Camels host Pleasure Ridge Park from Louisville 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Camels finished with a 44-0 win over Holy Cross. Alex Howard rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown. Avery Wood threw for 100 yards and three scores. Campbell continued its strong defense for the year with its first shutout of the season. Campbell has allowed 19 points per game on defense, but more than half of that came in lopsided defeats to high-powered local rivals Highlands (50-8) and Simon Kenton (55-35). PRP is 4-6, averaging 24 points per game. Campbell, the two seed in District 6, would travel to Louisville Butler or host Ryle with a win. In 1A, Bellevue hosts Eminence in the opener for the second straight year. The Tigers rolled 48-8 in last year’s playoffs. Eminence is 6-4 this year, averaging 196 yards on the ground and 95 in the air. Bellevue was off last week and enters the playoffs with its potent passing offense which has set several team records. Tyler Ackerson See FOOTBALL, Page A9

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS Brossart, 14-11. “I thought they had a player or two that made the difference,” Brossart coach Brad Gough said. “Other than that, I didn’t think there was too much difference overall between the teams. Abby Stadtmiller showed tonight that she was one of the best players on the field with all those college players out there for them.”

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Basketball

» On Saturday, Nov. 23, Simon Kenton High School will host the sixth annual Kelsey Sorrell Memorial preseason basketball scrimmages. This year’s scrimmages will feature 16 southern Ohio/northern Kentucky boys high school basketball teams. Kelsey Sorrell was killed in an automobile accident in 2008. Kelsey was an 18-year-old Notre Dame Academy graduate and was a freshmen at UK. Her father Steve is longtime Covington Catholic freshmen coach. A memorial fund was set up in her honor. All proceeds from this event will go to the Kelsey Sorrell Memorial Scholarship Fund, which helps needy high school students further their education. To date this fund has awarded more than $50,000. The schedule is as follows: Varsity team plays in main gym while JV team plays in auxiliary gym. 9 a.m., St. Henry vs. Owen County; 10:30 a.m., Conner vs. Western Hills; 12 p.m., Cooper vs. Augusta; 1:30 p.m., Dixie Heights vs. Wilmington; 3 p.m., Scott vs. Oak Hills; 4:30 p.m., Ryle vs Springfield; 6 p.m., Cov Cath vs. Mason County; 7:30 p.m., Simon Kenton vs. Newport.

Boys soccer

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Volleyball

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Paul Dunbar in the state roundof-16 Oct. 28. Brossart finished 19-5. Nick Dierig and Jake Jennings scored for Brossart.

Girls soccer

» The girls on the Bishop Brossart soccer team came to Northern Kentucky University Soccer Complex on Oct. 29 looking to make some history by nailing down the first state tournament win in program history. Tates Creek had other ideas. The defending state champion Commodores ended Bishop Brossart’s season with a 6-3 sectional victory, pulling away after the

Mustangs cut the deficit to 3-2 with 21:32 to play. Bishop Brossart trailed 3-0 early in the second half. Miss Kentucky Soccer candidate Mallory Eubanks scored four goals, three after the break, for the Commodores. She pushed her team-leading goal total to 36. Her two assists gave her a team-best 22. Bishop Brossart (17-4) received a pair of second-half goals from senior Abby Stadtmiller and one from senior Megan Dierig in their final game for the Mustangs. The Commodores, with seven Division I college recruits on the roster, outshot

» Scott fell to Campbell County in the10th Region final in five sets. » Newport Central Catholic lost 27-25, 25-12, 25-16 to Ryle in the Ninth Region semifinals. Rachel McDonald had 10 kills and Alyssa Maier posted 26 assists. NCC beat Beechwood in the quarterfinals. Freshman outside hitter Rachel McDonald tallied 15 kills and 19 digs, senior middle hitter Nikki Kiernan rolled up 13 kills and six aces and junior middle hitter Keyaira Lankheit finished with 12 kills and six blocks to pace the Thoroughbreds. Setter Alyssa Maier dished for 40 assists, and senior libero Madison Volk added 12 digs for NewCath. Volk and Kiernan were the all-tourney picks.

NKU notes

» Jayden Julian had a careerhigh 22 kills to lead the Northern Kentucky University volleyball team from a two-set deficit to post a 19-25,24-26,25-19,25-22,1511 win over Mercer in Atlantic Sun Conference action on Nov. 1.

Julian (Holy Cross) added13 digs to post her sixth double-double of the season, while Taylor Snyder (Newport Central Catholic) had 55 assists and 15 digs for her 16th double-double as well. Jenna Ruble added 18 kills for the Norse (10-16, 5-8 A-Sun), including four in the deciding fifth set.

NKY hall inductees

» The next Northern Kentucky Hall of Fame Meeting and Induction will be at 1 p.m., Nov. 20, at Villa Hills Civic Club. The Hall of Fame is celebrating a 40year anniversary. The inductees are: Van Durstock of Holy Cross; Al Trame of Covington Turners; William Dennis of Simon Kenton; Kerri (Shields) Kuebler of Notre Dame; Michele (Bishop) Shields of Boone County and David Meier of Scott.

Catching up

» Indiana University East junior guard Tyler Fangman (Cold Spring) was named the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball player of the week Nov. 4. He averaged 31 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 3.0 steals as IU East split two games at the Indiana Wesleyan University Caleb Dimmich Memorial Tournament. He recorded 27 points, nine rebounds and five assists in a 94-86 win against Missouri Baptist Nov. 1. He had a career-high 35 points along with nine rebounds and three steals against Southern Wesleyan on Nov. 2.


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Campbell County senior Kevin Lackey finished 23rd in 3A. The Northern Kentucky regional cross country meets took place Nov. 2 at Sherman Elementary in Dry Ridge, Ky. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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straight losses. Nemcek expects her team to enter this contest with a more urgent mindset than they brought to the regular season matchup. “This week we are working on hitting around a big block and covering on defense,” said Nemcek. “We are working being mentally ready to fight. I think the thing that sets our team apart is that we are fighters and my girls will not go down without a fight.” With only 16 teams remaining in the state, it is a bit unusual that the only two from northern Kentucky face each other in the first round of the state tournament. Whoever emerges victorious will be

representing the area. “Honestly, I’m not a fan of two northern Kentucky schools getting the draw to play each other, with some of the best volleyball being from this area,” said Nemcek, “but you will have to face each other eventually and we know that NDA will come out strong.” The experience gained in last year’s state tournament should prove valuable for the Camels when they take on Notre Dame on Friday, Nov. 8. This year’s squad resembles last year’s team that advanced to the elite eight before being eliminated. But, this edition of Camels volleyball has more depth and the teamwork has developed over the course of the season. “Like last year, our serving is our strength,” said Nemcek. “What is different is that we have

more options to distribute the ball and I believe our defense and serve receive is stronger this year than last year. You can have the best hitters in the world but without a pass they can’t do anything.” No matter what happens this weekend, the Camels have asserted themselves as one of the premier programs in the region and in the state. Back-to-back state appearances in Nemcek’s first two seasons at the helm prove that the program is in great hands. “Going to state two years in a row means that we are building a successful program here at CCHS,” said Nemcek. “It shows how Campbell County has some of the best athletes around and with hard work they can achieve anything.”

little fun to end the regular season. The Bluebirds had fun with a wild 71-69 win over Warren Central. Highlands led 41-7 in the second quarter and the game became a shootout as the Bluebirds started substituting. Warren Central put up a crazy state record 918 yards offense. Backup quarterback Beau Hoge threw for 417 yards and four touchdowns, two to Jenson Feggins. Starter Drew Houliston sat the entire game. Highlands’ potent offense comes in averaging 52 points per game, including 70-plus in three of its last four games. To kick off the playoff season, Highlands will welcome Boyd County (1-9) at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, to the Class 4A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Common-

wealth Gridiron Bowl.

By James Weber jweber@nky.com

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Bishop Brossart slayed the giant Saturday, ending St. Henry’s 11-year run as regional boys’ cross country champion with its first title in12 years at the Class A, Region 4 meet at Sherman Elementary School in Dry Ridge. “That was pretty good. We’ve been trying every year to catch them, and we just kept plugging away,” Mustangs coach Rob Braun said. “These kids didn’t know anything other than St. Henry winning until today.” Braun earned his first regional crown as coach. He took over the Mustangs in 2004, three years after Bishop Brossart’s threeyear run as champion ended in 2001. The Crusaders had won every year beginning in 2002. Bishop Brossart senior Michael Caldwell took the 5-kilometer race in 16 minutes and 1.8 seconds, and the Mustangs accrued 40 points to sweep the smallschool individual and team crowns. Bishop Brossart put four runners in the top 10, all under 18 minutes. Junior Chris Loos finished fifth with a time of 17:18.9. Sophomore Adam Hartig placed ninth and junior Nick Schuler was 10th. “When I was a freshman, I thought we had a chance to eventually beat them,” Caldwell said of the Crusaders. “I didn’t have any more chances after this year, and I told the guys they had to help me out, and everybody came through. It’s a pretty awesome feeling.” The Brossart girls team finished second to St. Hen-

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Campbell County junior Jennah Flairty finished fifth in 3A. The Northern Kentucky regional cross country meets took place Nov. 2 at Sherman Elementary in Dry Ridge, Ky. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

ry. Kendall Schuler was 10th, Madison Bertram 11th, Olivia Nienaber 19th, Suzi Brown 20th and Carrie Todd 38th. Campbell County finished fourth in the boys meet in 3A to earn a team berth at state. Junior Mark Chaplin finished fourth, followed by Joseph McGrath (18th), Kevin Lackey (23rd), Peter Glenn (24th) and Jared Neiser (30th). Campbell County ju-

nior Jennah Flairty finished fifth in 3A to qualify for state. Also in 1A, Newport Central Catholic junior Collin Walker finished seventh to earn an individual berth. Dayton senior Chris Johnson finished 16th and will run at state. Gannett News Services contributed to this story.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Cleanup experience teaches lessons

On Oct. 12, 2013, the congregation and friends of the Beaver Lick Christian Church came together to pick up trash along Boone County highways. What started out as a dirty job, turned into a real learning experience. Not only did we help make our community look better, but it also gave us a better idea of how trash and litter affects our lives and the lives of our neighbors. We picked up paper, plastic cups, fast-food wrappers, even an old telephone. There were old tires and wheels, just about anything you can imagine. The real surprise came when we finished and looked back at the area we had cleaned up. Everyone thought it was great to look and see what a difference we had made. When we got back to the church and discussed what we had accomplished, we found another bonus had come from the experience. Everyone thought that the experience was a friendship builder and gave them a great team spirit. If you and your organization ever feel the need to do your

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part for your community, I strongly recommend you think about how cleaning up your roadsides could help your organization while helping the community where you live. Bruce Peacock Walton

Armor is needed to win struggles in everyday life My husband can attest to the fact that I have a hard time dressing appropriately for cold weather. I will put off pulling out my winter coat until the bitter end. As for a hat, forget it. Therefore, when the temperature begins to fall, I walk around and suffer the fate of being uncomfortable Julie House and cold when simply putting COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST on the right COLUMNIST clothes for protection and comfort could save me. The same is true for dressing appropriately for the battles in life. Referred to as “The Whole Armor of God,” in the Bible, Ephesians 6:13-18, defines what person must wear to “withstand in the evil day” Ephesians 6:13. In other words, what we need to survive in the day to day. Most of us think we know what we need; a little prayer in the morning and at bedtime, and church once a week. That should be more than sufficient for success. Although correct, we are leaving ourselves wide open for the “fiery darts of the wicked one,” (pain, suffering, mental anguish) when we aren’t fully protected with the “whole armor.” The Bible lists six very important pieces of armor we need to “take up” in order to stand and win in everyday life. How protected are you? Before you left the house this morning, did you strap on your “belt of truth?’ (vs. 13) Did you take time to read God’s word to remind yourself of His truths and plans for your life?

Did you put on your “breastplate of righteousness?” (vs.14) As a child of God, you are righteous in His eyes, did you look yourself in the mirror this morning and allow Him to remind you of that before walking out the door? How about your “boots of peace,” (vs. 15) are you wearing them? Before, frustration and bitterness strike, did you allow the peace of God to plant your firm on the ground today? Did you remember your “shield of faith?” (vs. 16) It’s the protection of your faith in Christ that will allow you to “quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.” Do you need to quench the negativity around you? And how about protection for you head; did you put on your “helmet of salvation?” (vs. 17) Did you leave the house without reminding yourself of who you are in Christ Jesus? Did you remember that it is He who fights for you? And finally, did you pack the “sword of the Spirit?” (vs. 17) Do you have a word from God planted in your heart and on your mind that you can pull from at any given moment for nourishment and support? Just as we can open the closet and pull out the fall/ winter jackets for protection and comfort, we can open the Bible and pull out the precious promises of Christ. Promises that will protect, offer comfort and provide lasting peace. Open your Bible and pull yours out today! Julie House is founder of Equipped Ministries, a Christian-based health and wellness program. She can be reached at 802-8965 or on Facebook.com/EquippedMinistries.

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Remembering and honoring their sacrifice “In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” – Mark Twain We are blessed with choices. Where to eat, where to shop, what to watch on television, where we go for our family vacation, and where we worship. America is founded on the principle of freedom, justice and liberty for all. A price is paid for this gift of freedom and freedom is what makes America exceptional. In his 1967 inaugural speech as then governor of California, Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again.” Veterans Day, we take pause and honor those who have so bravely serve this country and protect our freedoms and ideals, our nation’s military men and women. A task not for everyone, but for those who choose to answer

the call it is a decision steeped in love of country, commitment to every citizen young or old, and to preserving American’s way of life. Recently, I had the honor to participate in the Honor Addia Flight send Wuchner off at CVG. COMMUNITY Seventy-one RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST World War II and Korean War vets, along with the host of volunteers departed CVG at dawn for Washington, D.C., to visit the war memorials. My dad had served in World War II, so it was very moving to just be there with them. Each of them was part of the fabric of our nation’s history. They sought no glory when their tours of duty ended, after their long absence they came home folded their uniforms and went to work rebuilding American and raising families. It was just 11 p.m. when the Honor Flight veterans arrived home to a crowd of over 400 and hero’s welcome! Bands playing, flags waving, smiles, tears and kisses. Most of them in their late 80s and 90s, it had been a long day but they

seemed energized even at the late hour. And for a moment, you could see it in their faces; they were transported in time to the day “the boys returned home,” so many years ago. I felt blessed to watch their special day unfold. Kentucky has a long-held tradition of its men and women stepping up in war and peace time, in places like Iwo Jima, Omaha Beach, South Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan to protect our freedoms and battle oppression of others across the globe. According to 2010 data from the Veterans Administration, nearly 340,000 military veterans live in Kentucky. We know of the bravery in action of but a few, for many of our veterans their sacrifices aren’t written in any history books, yet they form the fabric of America. Veterans Day is next Monday, and we say thank you to those who sacrifice their lives, to protect our freedoms, achieve peace and preserve democracy. Thank you to our veterans for your noble sacrifice.

State Rep. Addia Wuchner (R) represents the 66th House District. You can reach her at PO Box 911, Burlington, Ky., 41005, or call her at 859-525-6698.

Kentucky Supreme Court decision affects free speech With Kentucky’s judicial elections next year, the public needs to be aware of recent revisions to Canon 5A(2) of the Kentucky Code of Judicial Conduct, which pertains to campaigns and violates free speech. The revision came after the ruling in the federal case Carey v. Wolnitzek, 614 F.3d 189 (6th Cir. 2010). For those of us who are not lawyers, this opinion simply states that judges are permitted to disclose and advertise what political party they are affiliated with. The court correctly said that party affiliation or platform “after all is nothing more than an aggregation of political and legal positions, a shorthand way of announcing one’s views on many topics of the day.” They were exactly right. But unfortunately the Kentucky Supreme Court’s new version of Canon 5A(2) has exactly the same problem. It struck out a sentence about political advertising, but adds verbiage prohibiting candidates from campaigning as a member of a political party. I respectfully ask our Supreme Court: How in the world can a person advertise that he is a member of a political party without campaigning as a member of that political organization? Strangely enough, the judicial canon has a caveat that says “unless there is law to the contrary.” Obvi-

ously there is law to the contrary. The revision simply puts an unconstitutional wellplaced speedstick in the John Schickel path of a candidate who COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST wishes to exCOLUMNIST ercise his already-established constitutional rights as clarified in the federal Carey v. Wolnitzek case. Whether cleverly or inadvertently, this is a huge political disadvantage for any potential challenger. A person who campaigns for a Kentucky Supreme Court judicial seat as a member of a political party would then technically be in violation of the judicial canon and would have to defend himself in front of the Judicial Conduct Committee. A committee appointed by the very same incumbent Supreme Court justice he or she is opposing in an election. The problem is that by the time he defends himself against violating a judicial canon, the election will be over. He could find himself winning a lawsuit and losing an election. (That’s Politics 101.) A cynical person might think there were other motives for this judicial canon besides the commission’s stated reason of limiting speech slightly in an effort to prevent judicial elections in

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Kentucky from becoming ultra-partisan affairs. Indeed, as the federal court of appeals said, “(that) argument looks at the problem through the wrong end of the telescope: it merely demonstrates that the clause does not restrict as much speech as it might, not that the clause restricts no more speech than is necessary.” In Kentucky we have an elected judiciary, for better or worse. Voters have a right to know how candidates feel on the important issues of the day. As the court said in Carey v. Wolnitzek, “Informational bans premised on the fear that voters cannot handle the disclosure have a long history of being legislatively tried and judicially struck ... And while political identification may be an unhelpful way to pick judges, it surely beats other grounds, such as the all-toofamiliar formula of running candidates with familiar or popular last names. In that respect, this information ban increases the likelihood that one of the least relevant grounds for judicial selection – the fortuity of one’s surname – is all the voters will have to go on.” This judicial canon needs to go. Republican State Sen. John Schickel represents District 11. He can be reached at PO Box 991, Union Ky., 41091. Call him at 1-800-372-7181.

Campbell Community Editor Marc Emral memral@communitypress.com, 578-1053 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.


LIFE Letters share wartime memories COMMUNITY RECORDER

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Memories will be shared at Highlands Cemetery veterans ceremony By Amy Scalf ascalf@nky.com

FORT MITCHELL — Larry Coen’s letters from World War II were written to let his family know how he was doing. Now, some 60 years later, their vivid battle details will relay his experience to other veterans and their families during “A Salute to All Veterans” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Highlands Cemetery, 2167 Dixie Hwy. The service is sponsored by the cities of Fort Mitchell and Fort Wright, the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum and Highland Cemetery. Coen’s letters illuminate the day-today reality of fighting for 281 days straight, covering more than 12,000 miles while traveling from France to Germany as a member of the 775th Battalion Artillery under Gen. George S. Patton. Coen stayed in Europe until 1946 to help with the repatriation, which included the return of 125,000 prisoners of war to their homes across the war-torn continent. His letters were left in a box for 50 years, until his death at age 70 in 1995. “We never knew the letters existed until he died,” said Lori Flerlage, Coen’s niece who lives in Walton. “He never talked about it, which is very common for men of that era.” Flerlage will share some of Coen’s letters at the Highland Cemetery ceremony to highlight the sacrifices made by all service members, from the past or current times. During the time her Uncle Buddy was writing home from the trenches, Flerlage was born, and her mom, Janie, was living in Ludlow while her father, George, prepared to go to the Pacific front. She grew up in Park Hills with two sisters and a brother, who all adored their Uncle Buddy. Flerlage has distinct memories of the wooden swing set he built for them, and she has photos of herself as flower girl in Coen’s wedding. She also remembers him writing and recording country music, but didn’t realize how much she didn’t know about him until she read the letters. When Coen came home, he got a hero’s welcome along with all the other sailors, soldiers and Marines returning from around the world. It wasn’t the same for Jerry Riches, an Army helicopter pilot from the 119th Assault Helicopter Company, who completed his two-year tour in Vietnam in 1966. “Some guys would change into civilian clothes at the base because people would spit on them and call them baby killers and stuff like that. For a while none of us got the recognition that veterans did before or after then,” he said. “People didn’t understand that the guys

Lori Flerlage will read letters from her uncle, WWII Veteran Larry Coen, during “A Salute to All Veterans,” 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

over there were following orders, and if you’re supposed to follow orders, then you follow orders.” Riches of Fort Thomas said he wasn’t confronted with such outbursts, but he knew many people who did.

“Consequently, our inclusion and participation in a veterans ceremony is good. Any time I can participate, then I will,” he said. “Today, people take the time to bring attention to the veterans and I think that should be done. A lot of

young kids today do not see the commitment they should have to God and country.”

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VETERANS DAY EVENTS Several Kenton County schools are inviting alumni who served and other veterans to join a Veteran Day program. » Piner Elementary asks local veterans to join them at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11. for its annual assembly and veterans program. Contact Christi Jefferds at 356-2155. » Simon Kenton High School staff and students invite local veterans for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria on Nov. 11. Alumni and parents/grandparents of students are especially welcomed. Contact Tim Mefford or Stephanie Schneider at 960-0100. Assembly will follow. » Taylor Mill Elementary School invites veterans to an assembly starting at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11; come between 2 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. for seating. Questions can be directed to Rebecca Lohmoeller at 356-2566. Please make contact, in advance, if you plan to attend. ■ The new Independence Kroger

Marketplace is also hosting brunch for local veterans and a guest at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11. Contact Dianna (or Derek) at 898-1600 to reserve your meal. Veteran meals are free and you can include a guest for $5.99. ■ Moon Brothers Post 275 plans to adopt the families of two local needy veterans and would appreciate your help in making their Thanksgiving Day dinner more complete. The post has partnered with Kroger Marketplace to place a donation box near the uniform display on Veterans Day. Feel free to purchase an extra food item (canned or dried goods). The box will be there for one day only.

THURSDAY NOV. 7

Non-Denominational Prayer Service for Military, 7 p.m., Travel Centers of America, 7777 Burlington Pike, Florence. Trucker's Chapel. Community gathers to pray for people from the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

area stationed overseas. Call to add names to prayer list. Free. 859-462-4652.

or 859-371-5882.

SATURDAY NOV. 9

Freedom is not Free Veterans Day Celebration, 2 p.m., Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Florence. Music by the 202nd Army Band of the Kentucky National Guard, Xavier University Symphonic Winds, Southern Gateway Chorus, Cincinnati Sound Chorus, Voices of the Commonwealth, Three Guys and a Piano and Joy Burdette. Appearances by Mr. Redlegs and Gapper from Cincinnati Reds and Twister from Cincinnati Cyclones. Free. 513-641-6671. Veterans Day Program, 2 p.m., Highland Cemetery, 2167 Dixie Highway, Fort Mitchell. Theme: Salute to All Veterans, honoring all who have served and who are currently serving our country. Sponsored by cities of Fort Wright and Fort Mitchell. Free. 859-3312499; kromero@twc.com. Veterans Day Celebration, 2 p.m. Mess Hall at Tower Park, 801 Cochran St., Fort Thomas. More than 120 second-

Veterans Day Observance, 10 a.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington. Opening of Vietnam: Our Story exhibit reflecting upon experiences, contributions and impact of Northern Kentuckians during and following the Vietnam War, on display through Aug. 31. Celebration includes music, color guard and special guests including former Congressman Geoff Davis and other community leaders. 859-491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Veterans Day Museum Exhibit honoring Boone County veterans, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Boone County Historical Society Museum, behind the Boone County Administration Building, 2965 Gallatin St., Burlington. The exhibit will include photographs, uniforms, and memorabilia from Boone County Veterans. 869-689-7240, 859-835-2435

SUNDAY NOV. 10

grade students from Johnson, Moyer and Woodfill elementary schools will perform songs specific to each of the five military branches as well as a final song thanking soldiers. Additionally, performances by the second-grade students are included in each individual elementary school’s Veterans’ Day celebration. Part of city of Fort Thomas Veterans Day celebration. 859-441-1055.

MONDAY NOV. 11

Veterans Day Program, 6 p.m., Florence Government Center, 8100 Ewing Blvd. Honoring veterans of all wars. The program will include guest speaker Lornee Friedman, president of the Northern Kentucky Blue Star Mothers Chapter 5. Free. 859-647-5439; www.florence-ky.gov. Veterans Day Program, 10 a.m., Calvary Christian School, 5955 Taylor Mill Road. An event for veterans, active duty, reserves, National Guard and their families. Contact Bill Dickens at 859356-9201.


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FRIDAY, NOV. 8 Craft Shows Fall Craft Fair, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Asbury United Methodist Church, 2916 Alexandria Pike, Baked goods, crafts, pantry, boutique and white elephant items. Free admission. 859-4411957; www.christlikeworld.com. Highland Heights.

Dining Events Newport Elks Fish Fry, 4:307:30 p.m., Newport Elks Lodge, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Dinner includes fish, slaw and choice of fries, onion rings or macaroni and cheese. Beer, wine and soda for dining room. Carryout available. Benefits Newport Elks Lodge 273. $8.50 dinner, $6 sandwich. 859-441-1273. Cold Spring.

Fitz and the Tantrums perform 7:30 p.m Thursday, Nov. 14, with Capital Cities, at the Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., in Covington. Call 859-491-2444.THANKS TO SHANNON COSGROVE

Drink Tastings

meyer Drive, Free. 859-431-3455; www.facebook.com/millers.fillin. Bellevue.

Friday Night in the Aisles Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., Party Source, 95 Riviera Drive, Flight of four wines, free of charge. Ages 21 and up. 859-291-4007; www.thepartysource.com. Bellevue. Friday Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, 424 Alexandria Pike, Free. 859-781-8105; www.depsfinewine.com. Fort Thomas.

On Stage - Comedy Greg Warren, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15-$17. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

MONDAY, NOV. 11 Auditions One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Auditions, 7-9 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St., Cast requirements: 12 men, four women. Several roles available for African-American actors. Bring resume and headshot. Cold readings from the script. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Falcon Theater. Through Nov. 12. 513-479-6783; www.falcontheater.net. Newport.

Health / Wellness One-Stop Women’s Cancer Screening, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Campbell County Health Center, 12 E. Fifth St., For Northern Kentucky women ages 40-64, with income below 250 percent of federal poverty guidelines and not enrolled in private health insurance plan. Free. Appointment required. Presented by Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department. 859-341-4264; www.nkyhealth.org. Newport.

Music - Rock 3 Day Rule, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-491-3500. Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Greg Warren, 8 and 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, 1 Levee Way, $15-$17. 859-9572000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

SATURDAY, NOV. 9 Community Dance Bluebird Booster Bash, 7 p.m.-midnight, Highland Country Club, 931 Alexandria Pike, Dinner, music, silent auction, reverse raffle and more. Dress is business casual or Highlands spirit wear. Ages 21 and up. $30. Presented by Highlands Athletic Boosters Association. 859-8152683; www.highlandsboosters.com. Fort Thomas.

Community Events Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fort Thomas Lodge No. 808 F&AM, 37 N. Fort Thomas Ave. 859-4919882. Fort Thomas.

Craft Shows Fall Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch begins 11 a.m., Asbury United Methodist Church, Free admission. 859-441-1957; www.christlikeworld.com. Highland Heights. Church Mouse House Arts and Crafts Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., First Christian Church, 1031 Alexandria Pike, Handmade items by area artists and crafters, gifts, ornaments, decorations and more. Homemade soup and corn bread, hot dogs and barbecue, beverages and baked goods. Quilt silent auction. Free admission. 859-441-8658; www.fortthomasdisciples.com.

The Artisans Enterprise Center in Covington hosts the “Outside/Inside” exhibit through Dec. 27. 859-292-2322.THANKS TO CATE YELLIG Fort Thomas.

Drink Tastings Kentucky Bourbon Trail Bus Tour, 7:15-9:30 p.m., Newport Central Catholic High School, 13 Carothers Road, Tour Heaven Hill, Jim Beam and Buffalo Trace distilleries. Stop in Bardstown for lunch and shopping. Includes transportation, tours, breakfastto-go and dinner. Benefits Robert C. and Jeanne Kues Scholarship Fund. $95. No phone; ncchs.com. Newport.

Festivals Taste of the World Wine and Beer Festival, 7:30-11 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Wine, beer and spirits from around the world and cuisine from top local restaurants. Benefits Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. $100, $150 VIP. Presented by Party Source. 513-698-2429; soh.taste.llsevent.org. Newport.

Holiday - Veterans Day Veterans Day Museum Exhibit, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Boone County Historical Society Museum, 2965 Gallatin St., Photographs, uniforms and memorabilia from Boone County veterans on display. Presented by Boone County Historical Society. 869689-7240; www.boonecountyky.org/bchs. Burlington. Veterans Day Observance, 10 a.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Opening of Vietnam: Our Story

exhibit reflecting upon experiences, contributions and impact of Northern Kentuckians during and following the Vietnam War, on display through Aug. 31. Celebration includes music, color guard and special guests including former Congressman Geoff Davis and other community leaders. 859-491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.

Music - Concerts Blues and Boogie Piano Summit, 9 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Featuring Mr. Boogie Woogie, Daryl Davis, Arthur Migliazza and Ricky Nye. Ages 18 and up. $25, $20 advance. 859-431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

Music - Country Billie Gant, 8 p.m., Bobby Mackey’s Music World, 44 Licking Pike, $11 ages 18-20; $10, $6 after 9 p.m. ages 21 and up. 859-431-5588; www.bobbymackey.com. Wilder.

On Stage - Comedy Greg Warren, 7:30 and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15-$17. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

SUNDAY, NOV. 10 Karaoke and Open Mic DJ-led Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Miller’s Fill Inn, 52 Donner-

Including an all spin-by-request set, bring your own records. Also, local/regional-only set. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-4312201; www.facebook.com/ DevoutWax. Newport.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13 Clubs & Organizations Community Coffee Night, 6-8:30 p.m., Fort Thomas Coffee, 118 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Meet your neighbors and enjoy conversation and free dessert. Free. Presented by Christ Church, United Church of Christ. 859-609-1743. Fort Thomas.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Auditions, 7-9 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, Free. 513-479-6783; www.falcontheater.net. Newport.

Dining Events Family Night, 6-9 p.m., Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St., Ages 12 and under eat free when adult entree is purchased. Face painting, balloon animals, contests, prizes and more. 859-491-7200; www.hofbrauhausnewport.com. Newport.

Music - Blues Open Jam, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Miller’s Fill Inn, 52 Donnermeyer Drive, Free. 859-431-3455; www.facebook.com/Millersfillinn. Bellevue.

Music - DJ Devout Wax, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., The Lounge. Vinyl night. Margaret and Jonathan spin eclectic wax.

Parti Gras Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-4913500. Newport. Sheryl Underwood, 8 and 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, 1 Levee Way, $30. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

THURSDAY, NOV. 14 Don Fangman, 6:30-9 p.m., Knotty Pine On The Bayou, 6302 Licking Pike, Don Fangman sings Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Michael Buble and Andrea Bocelli. Free. 859-781-2200. Cold Spring.

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Veterans Day Program, 6 p.m., Florence Government Center, 8100 Ewing Blvd., Honoring veterans of all wars. Features essay contest winners from schools sponsored by Florence Rotary Club and Boone County Jaycees. Free. Presented by City of Florence. 859-647-5439; www.florence-ky.gov. Florence.

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Scott Miller, 8:30 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., $20, $17 advance. 859-431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

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Open Mic, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., The Lounge. Awardwinning open mic features singer-songwriters, comedians, marimba players, storytellers and more. Ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

Music - Concerts

DJ-led Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Miller’s Fill Inn, Free. 859-431-3455; www.facebook.com/millers.fillin. Bellevue.

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Friday Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, Free. 859-781-8105; www.depsfinewine.com. Fort Thomas.

Music - Country Original Hillbilly Thursdays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., The Lounge. Country, bluegrass, Americana and old fashioned hillbilly music. Different artist each week. Includes 50 cents off Jack Daniels. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

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

Recreation Aerial Fitness, 6-7 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Work on core body strength and endurance and use aerial equipment for workout. Rigorous course suitable for all fitness levels. Ages 18 and up. $15. Presented by Cincinnati Circus Company. 513-921-5454; www.cincinnaticircus.com. Newport.

FRIDAY, NOV. 15 Dining Events Newport Elks Fish Fry, 4:307:30 p.m., Newport Elks Lodge, $8.50 dinner, $6 sandwich. 859-441-1273. Cold Spring.

Drink Tastings Friday Night in the Aisles Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., Party Source, 859-291-4007; www.thepartysource.com. Bellevue.

SATURDAY, NOV. 16 Music - Rock Ben Walz Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-4913500; www.jerzeespub.com. Newport.

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

Runs / Walks Running Tigers 5K, 8 a.m. Registration begins 7 a.m., Gilligan Stadium, Berry and Tiger lanes, Advance registration guarantees T-shirt, race-day registration includes T-shirt while supplies last. Awards to top two overall male and female winners and top two from each age group. $30, $20 advance. Presented by Bellevue High School. 859-261-2980, ext. 628; caleb.finch@bellevue.kyschools.us. Bellevue.

Shopping Flea Market Pre-Sale, 9 a.m.noon, Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, Free admission. 859-331-2040, ext. 8555; www.dcchome.org. Fort Mitchell.

SUNDAY, NOV. 17 Karaoke and Open Mic DJ-led Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Miller’s Fill Inn, Free. 859-431-3455; www.facebook.com/millers.fillin. Bellevue.

MONDAY, NOV. 18 Karaoke and Open Mic Open Mic, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., The Southgate House Revival, 859431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.


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No-fail cookie cutouts are most requested shortbread recipe Breast cancer awareness icing. A nice gift from the month is over. It went out with kitchen and my most requesta bang for me in a very special ed shortbread recipe. way. I was the presenter once 2 cups flour again at Mercy Health Wom1 ⁄4 teaspoon baking powder en’s Center reception in An1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt derson Township. 2 sticks unsalted butter, room Standing before 100-plus temperature radiant survivors was more 1 ⁄2 cup confectioner’s sugar than inspiring; it showed the 2 teaspoons vanilla (or your resilience of the human spirit favorite extract) when faith is paired with good medicine. Preheat oven to 350 My presentation was degrees. Whisk together on the history of tea and flour, salt and baking tea parties. Some trivia: powder. Set aside. Did you know the reason Cream butter and gradcream was first poured ually add sugar. Add into tea was to prevent vanilla. Blend flour the very thin, fine china mixture in. Dough will cups from cracking be soft. Roll out on lightRita when boiling tea was ly floured surface or Heikenfeld poured into them? Also, RITA’S KITCHEN between two pieces of the earliest tea cups had plastic wrap to 1⁄4-inch no handles. They were held thick or bit thicker if you like. cupped in the hands to keep If the dough is too soft to cut hands warm. And tea sandout shapes, put in refrigerator wiches were originally made a for about 30 minutes. Cut out bit dry since women wore and place on sprayed cookie gloves and they didn’t want to sheet. Bake 15-20 minutes just get them soiled. until edges are golden. We had the best time, laughIcing ing and sharing stories. Among Whisk together: the treats to take home from 1 cup confectioner’s sugar Gail Greenburg and her staff 1 teaspoon vanilla were my shortbread cookies. 2-3 tablespoons water Shortbread is perfect for a tea party since it’s such a versatile Drizzle icing over cooled cookies, or make a thicker dough. icing with less water, add food Rita’s no-fail shortbread coloring if using, and spread cutouts on cookies. Makes about two dozen. Let the kids free form shapes or use a cookie cutter. Tips from Rita’s Kitchen Dough freezes well, and so does the baked cookie, sans To test to see if your baking

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Really good ranch dressing

I’m still waiting for someone to come up with a Frisch’s Restaurant ranch dressing clone for a reader. I have called Karen Maier at the corporate office a couple of times and have left messages with Lisa Norman in marketing, so I hope to hear something soon. Meanwhile, here’s a recipe from Marie N., a Northwest Press reader. “This goes together quicker than you’d think, and is delicious,” she said. A friend gave the recipe to her. Blend together either in blender, food processor or by

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1 cup mayonnaise (Marie uses Hellman’s) 1 ⁄2 cup regular sour cream 1 teaspoon garlic or to taste Palmful fresh dill, minced 1 tablespoon minced fresh onion chives (Marie said you can also used minced green onions) Worcestershire, salt and black pepper to taste 1 ⁄2 to 3⁄4 teaspoon clear or cider vinegar Several dashes paprika Cayenne pepper to taste (Marie said go easy on this) Buttermilk, enough to make desired consistency (start with 1⁄3 cup) Handful fresh minced parsley or 1 teaspoon dry

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Chill several hours before using and, if necessary, add more buttermilk to get proper

Pick a perfect pineapple: It should smell fragrant when you give it a sniff. Just one cup of pineapple has enough manganese, a trace mineral, for building healthy bones and connective tissue. Plus pineapple has lots of vitamin C. Canned pineapple is a good source of these nutrients too, but buy pineapple packed in juice, not in sugary syrup.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Scammers try to get your financial information band called back, “AnothScam artists are using er man with an Indian what continue to be tough economic times for accent answered and wanted our attorney’s many to try to get money name. We said we don’t from them – so you need have one and he was very to beware. nasty saying, ‘How Jill, who premuch money can fers I not use her you send today?’ We last name, wrote said, ‘Maybe a thoushe received a sand dollars by next call from a man Thursday,’ and he named Brian. said, ‘That’s not “He called my good enough, you home and left a will be arrested long recorded today!’” voicemail threat- Howard Jill said that ening me and my Ain really shook them husband that he HEY HOWARD! up because they was from the IRS were already on a payand that we had to call ment plan with the Inback immediately or ternal Revenue Service, legal action would be but their next payment taken,” Jill wrote. wasn’t due for another The man left a phone month. number with a New York But the so-called IRS area code and Jill says man said that payment when she and her hus-

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plan had been rejected. All the money needed to be sent immediately, they were told, or they would be arrested. “He wanted our bank information or credit card number but we said ‘No’ and the guy hung up. We called our attorney who said it was a scam … I’ll bet a lot of other people sent money and still owe the IRS. Just a heads up because I’m sure you are already aware of this crazy scam preying on innocent people,” Jill wrote. Yes, this scam has been going around for a few years. In some cases the caller leaves a recorded message claiming to be from a credit card company, a lawyer or a payday loan company in addition to claiming to be from the IRS. The Better Business Bureau says some of these scammers are out to get money while others are just trying to get your personal information. The BBB says never reply to unsolicited phone messages or click on links provided in an email asking for your personal information. If a caller claims you owe a debt, ask questions. The caller should state who they are, whom they represent and, upon request, send you written proof you owe the debt. Never give out financial information over the phone. Bottom line, if someone calls and tells you they’ll have you arrested unless you pay them immediately: Remember, it’s just a scam. Instead, you should contact the police, the state attorney general and the Better Business Bureau to report the phone call. Howard Ain’s column appears bi-weekly in the Community Press newspapers. He appears regularly as the Troubleshooter on WKRC-TV Local 12 News. Email him at heyhoward@local12.com.

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St. Vincent de Paul receives truck The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Northern Kentucky was awarded a $75,000 grant from The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation for the purchase of a delivery/donation pickup truck. The new vehicle has replaced the non-profit’s nearly 20-year-old truck which had a history of downtime and costly repairs and maintenance. St. Vincent’s main source of funding to provide services is obtained through sales revenue of donated items at four Northern Kentucky thrift stores in Erlanger, Dayton, Newport and Falmouth, and donations made to the society at local parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Covington. The trucks are a primary resource for generating the revenue and providing assistance to the disadvantaged in Northern Kentucky. The fleet is used daily to pick up donations of durable goods and food, and make deliveries of furniture and beds to thousands of Northern Kentuckians in need. According to Joe Larison, St. Vincent’ Transportation Director, the timing to receive the truck could not have worked out any better. “We pick up an average of 29,000 pounds of donated food per month that is distributed to our19 parish

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Mums may need help to survive winter

Question: I have several pots of mums on my front porch. How soon do I need to cover them or bring inside for winter? Answer: You need to go ahead and get the mums planted in the ground as soon as possible, so they can establish their roots before the ground freezes. You don’t need to cover them, however, since they need to continue receiving sunlight and continue naturally hardening off and acclimating to the colder outdoor temperatures as they prepare for winter. Although

often referred to with leaves as long as hardy mums, as the foliage remany varieties of mains green and florist and greennormal looking. house mums may Like all perenninot survive if we als, the leaves have a very cold must produce food winter. In order to (sugars) for as Mike increase the long as possible, Klahr chance that your which can then be HORTICULTURE mums will surstored in the roots CONCERNS vive the winter, as carbohydrates do the following: over the winter. As soon as the flowers The sugars in the roots are killed by a hard act like antifreeze, keepfreeze, the blooms ing the roots from freezshould be cut off. This ing. After the leaves can be done quickly with begin to look brown or hedge shears. However, pale and limp, those don’t be tempted to cut stems can be cut down down the mum stems (not broken off) to about

2 inches above the ground. Good soil drainage and adequate winter mulch are important for increasing winter survival of mums. If the flower bed where your chrysanthemums are located tends to be wet during the winter, there may not be much that can be done to insure survival of the mum roots. Of course, if the winter wetness problem is created by gutters or other water runoff systems, maybe something can be done with drainage pipes and rerouting

drains that will help. If your mums are planted in a bed where you always pile winter snow as you shovel, try shoveling another direction. The other factor, winter mulching, has 2 critical components : don’t apply the mulch over the mums or other perennials until the soil has been well chilled and we’ve had several hard frosts; and if the area tends to be a little wet at times, go easy on the thickness of mulch. A good winter mulch for chrysanthemums can be a 3 inch layer of

Wilder filmmaker hired at Jewish Federation management and leadership of these efforts, as well as working with local agencies to enhance their current fundraising practices and developing Lyon new strategies for increasing donor support. Throughout her career, Lyon, an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and former university professor, has raised more than $25 million from individuals and foundations – including a national grant from the Ford Foundation – for various films and projects. “Because of her background as a filmmaker, Rachel brings a different perspective on fundraising,” said federation chief

Rachel Lyon is the new director of Special Gifts for the the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, a newly created position funded by a grant from The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati. The Jewish Federation serves as – among many other roles – the umbrella fundraiser for Cincinnati’s Jewish community. Historically, those funds have been raised almost entirely through an annual Community Campaign. Recently, though, to adjust to shifting trends, the organization has broadened its focus to encourage donors to go beyond their commitment to the Campaign with “special gifts” to specific projects they find compelling. Lyon, who lives in Wilder, will provide overall

development Office Danielle Minson. “She has spent her career getting to know donors and their passions and then connecting them with the causes – in this case her films on topics such as human rights, civil liberties and other critical global issues – they care about. That experience is exactly what we need to successfully raise dollars for our agencies.” Lyon joined the federation in August and has already proven to be an asset by working with volunteer leaders to successfully launch the Yavneh Endowment Campaign for local Jewish day school Rockwern Academy. “Education has always

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been a passion of mine, and I was thrilled to be able to use my talents to help bring in these donations that will sustain Rockwern’s future, and thereby our community’s future,” said Lyon. Most recently, Lyon was a professor and artist-in-residence at Northern Kentucky University. She has also taught at Southern Methodist University, Bentley University and Queens College. Lyon is an alumna of the 2012-2013 class of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Leadership Cincinnati program. Her latest documentary, “Hate Crimes in the Heartland,” will premiere in Cincinnati at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in February.

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Quarter Mania will help fight ALS port. The doors will open at 6 p.m. for the craft and vendor fair. More than 30 vendors featuring products, home goods and crafts will be featured. Turfway Park will provide food and drinks for Quarter Mania. The quarter auction will begin at 7 p.m. with an intermission to check out the vendor tables. “We look forward to making this an annual

Turfway Park will host the first Quarter Mania and Craft Fair for ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a motor neuron disease often called Lou Gehrig’s disease, on Monday, Nov. 18. This fair is being held by The ALS Association Kentucky Chapter, one of 45 chapters nationwide that work to fund research, patient care, and family and caregiver sup-

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This year’s RetroFittings committee were, top row from left, Kathleen Stenger of Newport, Carmen Sanders of Springdale, Hengameh Nassef of Indian Hill, Meg Tarvin of Anderson, Peggy Mossbarger of Hyde Park, Jeanne Howe of Hyde Park; middle from left, Lori Stenger of Cleves, Dianne Brown of Hyde Park, Tina Hawking of Mount Lookout, Jayne Watkins of Fairfield, Tammy Snyder of Franklin Township; and Taren Kinebrew of Avondale in front, the 2013 committee chair.PROVIDED

Retrofittings draws more than 800 guests St. Vincent de Paul’s 11th annual RetroFittings was attended by a recordbreaking 800 guests Oct.. The event was moved to Music Hall this year because of repeat sell-out crowds. The new creative director, Joe Rigotti, used the new venue as inspiration for this year’s theme, “A Night at the Opera.” The innovative event showcased the fashion designs of more than 55 students from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. Each student was given a $10

voucher to shop at one of St. Vincent de Paul’s seven Thrift Stores to redesign and create an ensemble inspired by one of eight famous operas. Each design was modeled in a New York style fashion show by UC students and other special guests including event emcee Artrell Hawkins, Cincinnati Bengal Adam Jones and owners of Cincy Style Edit, Marsha Ashley and Brock Maitland. It also featured a boutique filled with vintage and trendy items donated to St. Vincent de Paul’s

thrift stores, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, raffle prizes, and a live auction with items such as a oneof-a-kind jewelry piece designed by Krombholz jewelers. Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Vincent de Paul’s efforts to bring hope to the front line of poverty, with more than 900 parish volunteers visiting the homes of neighbors in need to provide innovative, practical emergency assistance throughout Greater Cincinnati.

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event and continuing our awareness efforts for ALS year-round” said Jennifer Lepa, administrative project coordinator for The ALS Association’s Kentucky Chapter in Villa Hills. “For the first year holding this event our goal is to raise $5,000 through the efforts of at least 200 attendees.” Space is still available for vendors by calling 859331-1384 or emailing Jennifer Lepa at Jennifer@alsaky.org. Attendees are encouraged to call or email to reserve a table for their group of family, friends, or coworkers for the quarter auction if they would like to sit together. Admission to the craft and vendor fair is $1, if attendees wish to attend the fair and also participate in the quarter auction the fee is $5 which includes three bidding paddles. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks cells in the brain and spinal cord, affecting control of voluntary motor function. The ability to walk, talk, swallow and even breathe progressively deteriorates, and in the later stages most patients become paralyzed. The mind and memory are not affected by the disease. The rate of progression varies, but life expectancy after diagnosis averages two to five years with a 100 percent fatality rate. ALS occurs throughout the world and crosses all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic boundaries. Ninety percent of cases have no known genetic component; about 10 percent appear to be hereditary. Statistics show that those who have served in the military are two to three times more likely to get ALS. No cure or treatment currently exists to halt or reverse ALS, several drugs are currently in clinical trial, and research is ongoing. Kentucky also is home to the Kentucky Neurosciences Institute at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, one of only 33 ALS Association Certified Centers nationwide. The centers offer highly specialized care across multiple disciplines for patients and their families.

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Diane Mason is county extension agent for family and consumer sciences at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service.

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by several needs assessment studies. ITNGC’s services have no restrictions. Riders can go anyplace, at any time of day for any purpose. Although 25 percent of the rides given are for medical appointments, consumer, recreation, and employment/volunteering are among the top five ride purpose groups for rides provided by ITNGC. About 70 percent of the rides are provided by bonded and insured volunteers with the remaining 30 percetn of rides provided by paid drivers.

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What can a toy mean to someone? Jim Black of Indiana had been a fan of Transformers Optimus Prime since he was a kid. “He’s like the embodiment of compassion and loyalty. He would never ask someone to do something that he wouldn’t be willing to do himself,” he explained at Slagacon 2013, a toy and comic convention Oct. 26 and 27 at the Hilton Hotel in Florence. Robert Simmons drove five hours from his home in Tennessee to attend. “At work, I always have toys with me at my desk,” he said. Simmons has a collection of more than 1,600 toys. “I like to fiddle with them when I’m thinking through things as a nice distraction.” He learned to customize toys at the convention during a special workshop. “When you buy a toy from the store, it’s not always exactly what you want,” said Michael Accardi, the instructor, who taught participants how

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to assemble and paint their model robots. “You want to make it more unique, make it more like what you want.” “This is fun for me because this is my excuse to get my husband to craft with me,” said Ashley Dethy of Cincinnati. “And it’s my excuse to spend money on toys,” her husband Chandler added with a laugh. A father of three who prefers to be called “Megamus” has more than a thousand toys at his home in Florence. “I actually like the painting and the customizing,” he said, noting that it gives him “a feeling of accomplishment.” Sometimes he does it together with his kids. “It teaches them a little bit of patience.” His store, MegaToyFan, was one of the many doing business at the convention. Some dealers came from as far away as Maryland. Why here? “We’re trying to cover the Midwest,” explained Chad Williams, who has organized the event every year since 2010. Fans also had a chance to meet with voice actors like Jon Bailey, who can be heard on many movie trailers and in the video game series XCOM. “I got the job because I did a good Optimus Prime voice,” he said. But for Bailey, playing with toys didn’t just lead to a job. “I have a son who has autism,” he explained. “Sometimes the only way to get through to him is to use a character voice, whatever he’s in the mood for that day.”

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DEATHS Mary Lou Arrasmith, 87, of Erlanger, died Oct. 24, 2013, at her residence. She was a homemaker, and worked at Meijer for a number of years. Her husband, John F. Arrasmith II; brothers, Charlie and Frank Pulsfort; sister, Eva Schneider; and grandson, Jason Arrasmith, died previously. Survivors include her sons, John F. Arrasmith III of Maysville, Jerry Arrasmith of Crescent Springs, and Jeff Arrasmith of Hebron; daughters, Karen Baillie of Rising Sun, Ind., and Kimberly Bradley of Florence; brother, Dick Pulsfort of Fort Thomas; sister, Ginny Graham of Cold Spring; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Memorials: Mary Queen of Heaven Church, 1150 Donaldson Road, Erlanger, KY 41018; or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

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ABOUT OBITUARIES For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the “Obituaries” link at NKY.com. Funeral homes may submit basic obituary information to recorderobits@nky.com. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513-242-4000 for pricing details. Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Donette Jemison Donette Lee Jemison, 57, of Rathdrum, Idaho, formerly of Newport, died Sept. 23, 2013. She was a graduate of Newport High School, and an active member of her church and Methodist Women’s Club in Idaho. Her parents, and husband, James Jemison, died previously. Survivors include her son, Timothy Bertsche; sisters, Brenda Stewart, Teri James and Traci Biss; brothers, Ronald Bertsche, Buddy Bertsche and Donnie Bertsche; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, with visitation 2-4 p.m., at Main Street Baptist Church, 11093 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria.

Elizabeth Mary Brewer, 78, of Wilder, died Oct. 23, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Thomas. She was a former cheerleading coach at Newport Catholic High School, volleyball coach with the Bellevue Vets, Girl Scout leader at Sacred Heart School in Bellevue, later in life studied Spanish at NKU, and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and sisters. Her husband, Charles Brewer, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Sherri Schmitz; son, Terry Brewer; daughters, Pam Brewer and Lisa Brewer; sisters, Margie Plummer and Pat Spradlin; seven grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. Memorials: S.A.A.P., P.O. Box 72040, Newport, KY 41072; or St. Labre Indian School, Ashland, MT 59004.

Wilma Jean Kincaid, 85, of Cold Spring, died Oct. 27, 2013. She was a member of HighPoint Baptist Church and the Campbell County Senior Citizens Center. Her husband, Tom Kincaid, died previously. Survivors include her sisters, Charlotte Caster, Joyce Jourdan, Linda Jourdan and Dianna Klette; brother, Don Jourdan; children, Richard Faulkner, Barry Faulkner, Debbie McWilliams, Emmitt Faulkner, Tim Faulkner, Randy Faulkner, Becky Loudermilk and David Kincaid; 19 grandchildren and 21 greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Alexandria Cemetery.

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Pauline Davis, 85, of Newport, died Oct. 27, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker. Her first husband, Charles J. Davis; second husband, Lester Dude Harting; son, Carl Bruce Davis; and half-sister, Irene Asher, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Ed, Tim, Jeff and Mel Davis; daughters, Janice Connett, Verna Kelsay and Cindy Stilt; half-sister, Shirley Hoffman; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: St. Elizabeth

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Mary Joan King, 84, of Fort Thomas, died Oct. 25, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a retired teacher with Campbell County Public Schools, member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Fort Thomas, where she served on the Altar Guild, volunteered at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Fort Thomas, was a graduate of Bowling Green University, was the first speech-and-hearing therapist for Campbell County Schools, and was an avid Notre Dame football fan. Her husband, James H. King, died previously. Survivors include her daugh-

ters, Susan Lohrey of Highland Heights, Debra Wyckoff of Southgate, and Cynthia Pompilio of Bellbrook, Ohio; and two grandsons. Interment was at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati. Memorials: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 3 Chalfonte Place, Fort Thomas, KY 41075; or the charity of donor’s choice.

Barbara Klotz Barbara Klotz, 56, of Cold Spring, died Oct. 28, 2013. She was a receptionist at the Loveland Center in Venice, Fla. before moving to Northern Kentucky. Her father, Robert Klotz, died previously. Survivors include her mother, Betty Klotz; sisters, Linda Negich, Maureen Ryan, Teri Ross and Rebecca Bours; brother, Bradley Klotz; and nephews and a niece. Memorials: Redwood, 711 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Donna Kolde Donna Lee Kolde, 78, of Fort Thomas, died Oct. 27, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a graduate of the Notre Dame Academy class of 1953, worked for a short time for Cincinnati Bell as a keypunch operator, worked at Midland Guardian Insurance, was a homemaker, and was a member of Divine Mercy Parish in Bellevue. Survivors include her husband, Richard Kolde of Fort Thomas; daughter, Diane Davis of Anderson Township, Ohio, and Beth Otten of Cold Spring; sons, Rick Kolde of Lakeside Park, and Michael Kolde of Louisville; five grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Divine Mercy Parish, 318 Division St., Bellevue, KY 41073; or DAV Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.

Marilyn Maley Marilyn Maley, 88, of Elsmere, died Oct. 28, 2013. She was an avid golfer in her younger years, and member of the LaSalette “Lunch” Group who recently celebrated graduating from LaSalette 70 years ago. Her husband, Donald Maley;

daughter, Nancy Cahill; sister, Peggy Pattison; and brother, Richard Schulte, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Pat Maley of Florence, and Jay Maley of Southgate; daughter, Donna Sinclair of Edgewood; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017; or St. Henry Church, 3813 Dixie Hwy., Elsmere, KY 41018.

Mary Nunner Mary Lou Nunner, 88, of Fort Thomas, died Oct. 26, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a retired office supervisor with Emery Industries for 32 years, and member of Mother of God Church in Covington. Her husband, Carl Nunner, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Cheryl Romer of Burlington, and Deborah Kuntz of Fort Thomas; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 85 N. Grand Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Hazel Watson Hazel Watson, 101, of Indianapolis, formerly of Ludlow, died Oct. 28, 2013, at University Heights Health and Living Community in Indianapolis. She was a retired hairdresser, and member of Madison Avenue Christian Church in Covington and Fort Wright Senior Citizens. Her husband, George Watson, and sister, Ruby Fletcher, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Michele Williams of Indianapolis; brother, Robert “Bob” Rose of Florence; sister, Wanda Heckman of Fort Thomas; one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Erlanger.

Campbell County Arrests/citations Joseph D. Sanders, 32, 9717 Licking Pike, warrant, Oct. 20. Joseph A. Stenger, 20, 607 Benham St., warrant, Oct. 18. Matthew Hehman, 23, 919 Ann St., sell or transfer simulated controlled substance - first offense, Oct. 22. Michael B. Gerhardt, 26, 2216 Busse St., warrant, Oct. 22.

Incidents/investigations Domestic related Reported at Man O’ War Circle, Oct. 21. Fourth degree assault Report of unknown person jumped woman from behind as she left after closing the bar and the woman reported waking up about 90 minutes later on the ground in the parking lot at 3125 California Crossroads, Oct. 20. Suspicious activity Report of cigarette found near back of residence near window at 1611 Industrial Road, Oct. 19. Report of hunters came onto property without permission at 1735 Haubner Road, Oct. 19. Theft by unlawful taking over $500 Report of jewelry taken at 496 Ruschman Drive, Oct. 23. Report of checks taken at 2313 Grandview Road, Oct. 23.

Theft of identity of another without consent Report of person’s name used to open Duke Energy account without permission at 2209 Nelson Road S, Oct. 21. Unauthorized use of motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking Report of vehicle taken without permission and cash taken from vehicle at 721 Alysheba Drive, Oct. 21.

Fort Thomas Arrests/citations Kenneth R. Ordonez, 28, 155 05 Jewel Ave. 3A, alcohol intoxication in a public place - first and second offense, Oct. 27. Kaleena U. Carter, 26, homeless, Oct. 27. Randolph J. Flexner, 50, 404 Inverness Place, warrant, Oct. 29.

Incidents/investigations Theft by unlawful taking firearm Report of pistol taken at 60 Porters Lane, Oct. 26. Theft by unlawful taking under $500 Report of cell phone taken at Carmel Manor Way, Oct. 29.

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Lesley Yost Lesley Lavonne Yost, 39, of Florence, died Oct. 23, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a home health aide for St. Charles Care Center. Survivors include her mother, Mary Emily Yost of Florence; children, Joshua, Emily and David of Florence; and brother, Wayne Turner of Fort Thomas. Memorials: Redwood Rehabilitation Center.

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At the UC Health outpatient clinic ground breaking was, from left, unidentified, David Osborne, Florence councilman; Gary Winn, Florence councilman; Rck Hinds, CFO, UC Health; Diane Whalen, Florence mayor; Peter Iacobell, vice president of strategic planning/development for University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health; Dr. Thomas Boat, dean, UC College of Medicine and UC vice president for Health Affairs; Chris Vollmer Sr., brokerage senior vice president and principal, Colliers International; Chris Vollmer Jr., brokerage vice president, Colliers International; and Dan Ruh, senior vice president real estate development, Al. Neyer.PROVIDED

UC Health starts construction in Florence UC Health broke ground last week at what’s to become a new outpatient medical office building in Florence. The two-story building nearly 42,000 square feet – will be at 58 Cavalier Blvd., near Interstates 71/75. The site is expected to be complete in July and is being designed and constructed by Al. Neyer LLC. Up to 30 physicians and 60 staff are expected to occupy the space. UC Health already has orthopaedics and dermatology practices in Northern Kentucky. Those practices will remain open in their current locations (Southgate and Florence) during construction of this building, but will move to the new Cavalier Boulevard facility upon its completion in July. The new building will also al-

low UC Health to add services in Northern Kentucky. It will serve as another one of UC Health’s primary care centers (one of eight opening or relocating in 2014-2015), and will also include specialty practices in cardiology, endocrinology, neurology and obstetrics and gynecology. Peter Iacobell, vice president of strategic planning/development for University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health, says the expansion in Florence is part of UC Health’s comprehensive strategy to grow where there is an increasing need for access to quality health care. “Access is a top system priority, so our expansion plan focuses on enhancing access to quality health care – both in terms of geography and spe-

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cialty care – for patients throughout the Tristate,” Iacobell says. UC Health is working with Cincinnati-based Al. Neyer to design and construct the space, which will have easy access to parking and an open interior. “We are the leading developer for medical office space in Greater Cincinnati, and we are committed to delivering a stateof-the-art building for UC Health,” said Jim Neyer, exec-

utive vice president. “Our design-build method gives us the edge when defining the project scope and committing to cost early in the process. This greatly benefits UC Health as we are able to move on this project sooner.” Chris Vollmer, SIOR, and Chris Vollmer Jr., members of the Colliers International Healthcare Services Practice Group, represented UC Health in this transaction.

YMCA Camp Ernst wil lhave its specialty camp weekends this fall and winter. The Lumberjack Camp weekend will be Nov. 8-10, and the Winter Wonderland Camp weekend is Dec. 30-Jan. 1. Campers between the ages of 6 and 15 are welcome; fees for individual camp weekends are $115 for YMCA members and $125 for community members. YMCA Camp Ernst is at 7615 Camp Ernst Road in Burlington. “We’re excited to show that YMCA Camp Ernst is much more than a summer fun destination,” said YMCA Camp Ernst Director Elizabeth Cochran. Campers will stay in a centrally heated cabin called Lakeview Lodge with camp counselors, and participate in a jampacked weekend of outdoor activities, including zip-lining, horseback riding, archery, capture the flag, bonfires, and so much more! “At the Winter Wonderland event, campers will ring in the New Year – Camp Ernst style – with songs, dancing, snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn, and other winter activities,” said Cochran. For more information or to register for the camps,contact the YMCA Camp Ernst office at 859-586-6181, or visit the website http://www.MyYCamp.org for a registration form.

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