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Residents asked to heed flood insurance changes By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA — People who own property in or near a flood hazard zone have reason to pay attention to how changes in federal law will affect their insurance rates. Campbell County Fiscal Court is considering revising its floodplain management regulations to comply with changes made to FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program by the Water Reform Act of 2012. Fiscal Court had a first reading of an ordinance Dec. 4.

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Paul G. Busse, owner Applied Imagination, sits with some of his models for garden railways his company creates on Dec. 14, 2005.FILE PHOTO

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racking the source of the holiday train exhibit at Cincinnati’s Krohn Conservatory leads back to an imaginative Campbell County company. Applied Imagination, on Poplar Thicket Road south of Alexandria, creates garden railway exhibits filled with models of landmarks made with natural materials, including acorns and tree bark, for botanical gardens around the U.S. The New York Botanical Garden Train Show and yearround display at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., are two of the more than dozen garden railways created by the company, said Cindy Johnson, a botanical architect for the company. The Krohn Conservatory’s A Cincinnati Scenic Railway exhibit is open through Jan. 5. Putting the Krohn display up takes about a week, and unlike out-of-town displays, it’s easy for people to see what Applied Imagination does throughout the year, Johnson said. “There’s a couple of displays where we get a little interaction with the public and one of those is the Krohn be-

Cindy Minter, director of planning and zoning for Campbell County, explains changes to flood insurance rates at the Dec. 4 Campbell County Fiscal Court meeting in Alexandria. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY

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cause it is our hometown display,” she said. Owner Paul Busse founded the company with four employees in 1991, capitalizing on his love of model trains. Busse had been building garden railway exhibits since 1975, including one for the 1982 Ohio State Fair. There are at least 10 fulltime employees working out of the shop next to his home near Alexandria, and as many as 25 employees working when exhibits are being set up and taken down, Johnson said. Busse is trying to retire, but

he still comes into the shop and to the openings of some exhibits. “It’s his life’s work,” Johnson said. “It’s what he enjoyed. He didn’t take vacations because what would you do on a vacation?” Johnson said the company continues Busse’s vision of shaping models of landmarks using only plant parts whether it’s the Statue of Liberty or Cincinnati’s Tyler Davidson Fountain. On a house, roof shingles are made of bark from an old



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ALEXANDRIA — City leaders annexed1.5 acres into the city in preparation for rezoning to allow Baptist Life Communities to build a $40 million multistory development. Baptist Life Communities, a nursing home and senior care provider based in Erlanger, purchased more than 10 acres on the northeastern edge of Alexandria, on the Rachford southwest quadrant of the intersection of Ky. 9, or the AA Highway, and Ky. 709, also known as the AA Connector. According to City Attorney Mike Duncan, approximately 1.5 acres of that property was within Alexandria’s city limits for a while, but it needed to be annexed for development of the entire parcel. “According to the property

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valuation administration records, this property was assessed and considered to be in the city of Alexandria for four or five years,” said Duncan. “Apparently, at some point in time, the property valuation administrator determined it was not in the city, therefore, we need to bring (it) back in the city so we can rezone it, so we’re annexing this property.” All City Council members were present, and annexation was approved unanimously. Mayor Bill Rachford said he supports the project. Baptist Life Communities plans to break ground in spring or summer 2014 to build a stateof-the-art residential facility for more than 200 seniors requiring various levels of health care. The public hearing for rezoning the property from Highway Commercial to a new zone for Continuing Care Retirement Community will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 17.

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er said. The county’s planning office at 1098 Monmouth St., Newport, also has printed flood zone maps, including the 2014 maps that will not be online at until March 4, Minter said. A property’s elevation, flood elevation, and any mitigation actions people can take to control flooding and potentially lower their rate are also things they need to consider, she said. Minter said people should make sure to talk to their insurance agent about their property if it is in flood hazard zone. “Every property is in a flood zone, the real question is are you in a special flood hazard zone,” she said.


The botanic nature of the models makes Applied Imagination’s work a good fit for the Krohn Conservatory and botanic gardens, Johnson said. Beth Laskey, also a botanical architect, was cleaning grime off the model of the Frank Lloyd Wright’s Romeo and Juliet Windmill from Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisc. The windmill model is on display in the summer as part of the Chicago Botanic Garden’s outdoor garden railway. Laskey said part of the company’s work is repairing the model buildings they create for outdoor displays. The buildings are washed, and then the polyurethane protective clear coating is scraped away, she said. “Then we look to see whatever pieces are missing, like there’s some pieces of bark missing

here,” Laskey said. Johnson said the staff enjoys seeing people at the Krohn Conservatory interacting with the trains and models created in the shop in Alexandria, Johnson said. “So, we get to see the little kids jumping up and down and hollering for Thomas,” Johnson said. The train displays engage the adults as much as the children, she said. “Some of the grown ups get these really interesting expressions on their faces,” Johnson said. “And if you ask they’ll tell you a story about model trains in their basement or the train trip they took with their grandmother back in the 1940s. They get a wistful expression and you realize you’re bringing back good memories for them and it’s a lot of fun to be part of that.”

oak tree, pieces of bamboo are columns, and hydrangea stems are decorative window trim. “What we do that’s unique in this world is we make all of our buildings out of all botanical material, out of leaves and sticks and acorns and twigs and things out of spice jars and plant material that people send us from Florida,” she said.





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Sayers Family lights up Christmas By Amy Scalf

ALEXANDRIA — David Sayers lights up when he thinks of Christmas. He lights up his house at 8511 Tulipwood Court, along with his yard and a 20-foot tall mega-tree, made entirely of lights which display Christmas characters, SEE THE words LIGHTS and Get a glimpse of symthe Sayers Family bols. Holiday Light SayShow on our video ers used at his regular personal home computer to run a light show synchronized with music at his home in Silver Grove in 2007. But since then he has moved to Alexandria and switched 13,500 incandescent lights for 1,000 “smart” pixel lights that can create 255 different colors. He started back in the summer, designing the light show by programming each individual pixel to coordinate with each second of 12 different Christmas songs, and installing hooks around his house to hold the lights in place. He also set up a Facebook page for The Sayers Family Holiday Light Show. All 50 sections of lights and the accompanying music run off 12-volt power controllers, which he built himself, and his


home computer with four screens he uses to monitor outside visitors, check the display and keep track of the different songs. "It’s not unusual to spend 35 hours sequencing the lights for a threeminute song,” said Sayers. “It’s a lot more complex, because instead of one set of lights I have to program each one for what to do and what color to be.” With the incandescent lights, Sayers had wired together individual strands of red, green and blue lights in order to make different colors. Sayers also arranged for intermittent visits from Santa in one of the upstairs bedroom windows. “Santa in the window was a last-minute decision. I’m so glad I did it,” he said. “He stops in to make sure you’re behaving while you’re watching the lights.” He uses commercial software on DMX commands, a programmable lighting system used for theater lighting and music concerts. “This was a whole different experience,” said Sayers. “I just love doing it, and I love to see the kids’ faces pressed against the car windows, and, also, to see their parents’ faces pressed up against the car windows.” Cars line up outside, and drivers tune the radio to 95.5 where Sayers’ 42minute Christmas pro-

gram plays. Neighbors, like 16year-old Adam Morgan, walk over and listen on their phones. “I just think it’s kind of cool,” he said. “I’ve never seen anybody do anything like that.” Neighbor Alisha Stahl has to stop every night on her way home with her 3year-old son, Timothy. “He likes the Grinch the best,” she said. Stahl said visitors coming to see the lights haven’t been a nuisance. But then, “not too many people know about it yet.” The Sayers Family Holiday Light Show starts at 5:30 p.m. each night, going to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Hike will tour private Campbell nature preserve A guided 2.5-mile winter nature hike Saturday, Jan. 11, will offer an opportunity to see the Northern Kentucky Mitigation Bank in Campbell County south of Alexandria. The hike, organized by the Campbell Conservancy, will tour the 152-acre private nature preserve along the banks of the Licking River. The former farmland has been converted into seasonal wetlands. The hike will be mostly level on a loop trail through woods, and is suitable for ages 12 and older. Participants will meet at the Alexandria bus park and ride lot on U.S. 27 south of Main Street at 9 a.m. and return no later than 12:30 p.m. Reservations are required to participate, and is limited to the first 25 people. If there is enough response, there is the possibility of adding an afternoon hike. For reservations or information call the Conservancy at 859-635-9587 or email info@campbellcon


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More students marching to Camels’ music By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA — With 144 students, Campbell County High School Band of Pride has become the state’s biggest marching band north of Lexington and among the six biggest in Kentucky. Little The numbers are almost double what was in the band – 75 – in 2008, a year after Nick Little took over as director of bands. Success has followed the increase in size with a 10th place finish at the Kentucky Music Educators Association state competition in October. “This is the best we’ve done since 2005,” he said. “We made semifinals for the first time since 2005.” The Band of Pride competes at level 5A, the biggest and toughest division, Little said. There was a reason the band took a two year absence from KMEA state competition. “There was a while that we didn’t even go to KMEA because we weren’t good enough to, so we just took a break,” he said. “And we went back in 2007 and it’s taken us this long to get

back into the semifinals.” The Band of Pride was among four Kentucky school bands to make finals in a Bands of America regional competition, a national level contest, he said. The other schools from Kentucky to qualify for Bands of America were Beechwood High School in Fort Mitchell, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington, and North Hardin High School in Elizabethtown. Success has also trickled into the school’s three ensemble groups, winter percussion drumming and winter guard competitive groups, he said. There are 190 students in all band programs – about 10 percent of students enrolled at the school, Little said. The winter percussion drumming group and other specialty groups allow students to choose to get involved at any level they choose, he said. Some students play sports and are only in marching band; others are involved in marching band and special ensembles. Students are passionate about the music, and that’s why all the band programs have grown, he said. “If the kids weren’t pushing to have a jazz band or pushing to have a great winter percussion or winter guard we wouldn’t do

Campbell County High School senior Leah Truschel of Alexandria practices playing marimba with percussion instructor Gary Griffith after school.CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

it, I mean it’s all student driven,” Little said. Campbell County has support from parent boosters and administrators in the district, Little said. “We really feel it’s just a special time to be a part of this program,” Little said. “As successful as it is we’re just getting started. We’re not remotely fin-


Villa Madonna Academy students Catherine Martini, left, and Madeline Martini, with Heidi Hagedorn, were recognized as outstanding philanthropists as members of The Leadership Corps of the Josh Cares Student Advisory Council. The council was named the 2013 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy at the Association of Fundraising Professional’s National Philanthropy Day luncheon on 11/14/13. “Service is an integral part of our high school and junior high, and our students truly live the value of service in all they do,” said Villa prinicpal Pamela McQueen.


ished with what we’re trying to accomplish and the kids know that and they’re excited to be a part of it.” Leah Trutschel of Alexandria, said placing 10th in state competition was a perfect way to conclude her three years in marching band. Trutschel said joining marching band was a good decision, and she recom-

mends the experience to other students. “I’ve made so many new friends,” she said. “And it just made high school so much more awesome because until that point I had done absolutely nothing, no extracurricular activities or anything and this is a really really good experience.”

Edwards to lead TMC athletic training program Thomas More College announces Athletic Training Program Director Brian Edwards will join the faculty of Thomas More College in January to lead the new athletic training program. Edwards joins Thomas More College from Urbana University in Urbana, Ohio, where he was the director of the athletic training education program. He also served as an assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Allied Health and as a clinical education coordinator. He earned a bachelor of science degree in athletic training from Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio, and a master of science in health & physical education from Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. He is certified under the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification. He has developed courses, served as an academic advisor, and has served on various academic committees throughout his career. Athletic training will be available for students in the 2014-2015 school year. It com-

bines classroom education with field experience to prepare students for a career in the allied health profession of athletic training. “We are pleased to have someone with Brian’s experience, qualifications and enthusiasm join the faculty of ThomEdwards as More College. We are confident that he is the type of individual that will shape and grow the athletic training program and make it one of the premiere programs in our region,” said Brad Bielski, vice president for academic affairs. The addition of this academic program coincides with two other new offerings at Thomas More College: the formation of a marching band and the addition of women's lacrosse. For additional information about the athletic training program, contact the admissions department at or 859-344-3332.

Gateway scholarship targets vets

When the students in Kristina Chism’s first-grade class at St. Joseph, Cold Spring finished their unit on farm animals, they held an animal fair. The students brought in stuffed farm animals to show at the fair. They demonstrated how to care for their pet and its place and purpose on a farm. All the animals had to be on a leash as they spent the day in the classroom. The students read to the animals, and they even helped when the students practiced counting money. Pictured, back row from left: Riley McCloskey, Sophia Gibson, Kate Neltner, Joey Schroeder, Kennedy Parks and Erin Murphy; middle row, Nathan Geiman, Maddie Wolf, Tyler Trauth, Andrew Lusby, Haley Kremer and Joseph Gilbert; front row, Sophie Schoulties, Cullen Manning, Aidan Combs and Reid Enxel. THANKS TO LINDA GABIS

Gateway Community and Technical College is combining its twin outreach to manufacturers and veterans through innovative use of scholarship dollars. The college will give preference to military veterans who plan to work in high-need manufacturing or distribution areas as it considers applications for the Robert T. Green Endowed Scholarship created last year. The scholarship is available to residents of Boone, Campbell, or Kenton counties and offers partial tuition for fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters. To qualify, students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, have an unmet need and be of good character. The deadline to apply is April 1. The application process and re-

quired forms can be found at by selecting “Financial Aid” and then “Scholarships.” Veterans interested in becoming a Gateway student may contact Daniel Ridley, 859-4424114, or Ridley, an Army veteran, is a career mapping specialist with the college’s Veterans Education and Training Services program. Gateway VETS assists veterans in obtaining the education they may need to enter the job market and also provides job placement services to veterans, regardless of whether they enroll at the college. For more information about Gateway VETS, visit





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Bowlers strong at the start By James Weber

CAMPBELL COUNTY — Bowling season is well underway for local teams. Here is a glance at those squads:

Campbell County

Campbell County’s Kylie Kramer (30) loses the ball between two Walton-Verona players.TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Camels knock off Bearcats

Campbell County beat Walton-Verona 64-61 in girls basketball Dec. 11. The Camels are 2-4 through Dec. 15 and will play at Highlands 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, before heading to a tournament in Bowling Green, Ky. Dec. 26-28.

The Camels have been one of the teams to beat locally in recent years for head coach Wayne Heringer and assistant Mark Vinson. Both teams will be trying to win regional titles – for the boys it would be back to back and for the girls it would be their third straight regional title. Both teams have qualified for the state tournament each of the last two years and the boys team was state semifinalists last season. Top returning players for the boys team start with senior Jake Harris, averaging 208, and junior Tyler Widmeyer, averaging 218 entering play Dec. 12. Campbell is 28-7 in points and 4-0 in conference matches through Dec. 12. “We had quite a turnover last year on the boys team,” Heringer said. “Some of our younger kids have been coming up for us. Mark has been working with them and he’s doing a great job with them.” Top returners for the girls team are seniors Erica Biddle and Allison McGlasson and junior Erica Hickman. McGlasson posts a 193 average entering play Dec. 12, the secondhighest in Northern Kentucky. Biddle averages 181 and Hickman 180. “We lost five girls from last year but we have our three best bowlers back, and we have six new girls this year,” Heringer said. “A lot of these girls haven’t bowled that much. It’s a matter of getting some experience and getting ready for tournaments.” Campbell is 25-10 overall after losing a tough match to Cooper Dec. 12. Campbell is 3-1 in conference matches. The Camels fell 4-3 to Cooper, with a three-pin loss in total pins as the deciding fourth point. The Camels also have had success in tournaments. The boys have a runner-up finish and the girls a tourney victory. The team has also competed against Scott County at Eastland Lanes, the Lexington site of this February’s state tournament.

Newport Catholic

Campbell County’s Brandi Rice (14) shoots over Walton-Verona’s Zoe Luebbe. Campbell County beat Walton-Verona 64-61 Dec. 11.TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Entering play Dec. 12, NCC was 22-13 in points in the boys standings, and 3-1 in confer-

Campbell County’s Jake Harris celebrates a strike against Boone County Nov. 29 at Super Bowl Erlanger. JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER

ence matches. Bobby Meyer averages 169, Paul Grosser 168 and Joel Grosser 162. The girls team is 20-8 in points entering play Dec. 12, and 3-0 in conference play. Ashley Greis has the top average at 130.

Bishop Brossart

Through Dec. 12, Brossart was 23-12 in points and 3-1 in conference matches, tied for second. Aaron Ruschman averaged 161 through nine games and Joe Heim 153 through eight. Allison Steelman leads the girls team with a 153 mark.


Michael Martin is head coach this year. He said the season has promise with several young, talented bowlers. Gary Tipton has a 173 average through six games.


The Bluebirds are 35-7 in boys points and 5-0 in conference matches after the Dec. 12 match. The big highlight of those numbers came on the 12th, when sophomore Jake Farley posted a perfect 300 game, the first of this season in Northern Kentucky. Farley is averaging 232 for 12 games after his perfect game. “His secret is his good work ethic,” said head coach Glenn Schmidt. “He has a very good head on his shoulders. He stays composed. He doesn’t get rattled. He works very hard.” Farley also competes in a travel league and another league at La Ru Lanes, where Schmidt is the longtime proprietor. Farley practices at least one day a week, and qualified for next summer’s Junior Gold tourney in Buffalo, reSee BOWLERS, Page A9

Footballers honored for fine regular season Gannett News Service

Dale Mueller, who announced Dec. 9 he was stepping down as football coach at Highlands, was presented with a lifetime achievement award by the Northern Kentucky Football Coaches Association on Monday the annual, “Top 26,” banquet Dec. 11. Mueller compiled a 250-36 record and won 11 state championships in his 20 seasons as Highlands coach. The banquet, at Receptions in Erlanger, honored 26 senior football players, one from each of the 20 schools that are members of the association and six

players from those schools that are voted as at-large selections. The honor combines athletic performance, academic performance and community service. Those players selected by school were: » Beechwood - Max Shover, wide receiver/defensive back; » Bellevue - Tyler Ackerson, quarterback; » Bishop Brossart - Casey Pelgen, quarterback; » Boone County - Evan O’Hara, kicker; » Campbell County - Logan Schneider, offensive lineman, and Avery Wood, quarterback; » Conner - Drew Barker, quarterback, and Andrew Way,

wide receiver/defensive back; » Cooper - Will Ludwig, quarterback; » Covington Catholic - Sam Dressman, wide receiver/running back, and Matthew Way, safety; » Dayton - Eddie Combs, offensive tackle/defensive end; » Dixie Heights - Seth Caple, linebacker/fullback, and Darion Washington, tailback; » Highlands - Zach Harris, running back, and Drew Houliston, quarterback; » Holy Cross - Jalen Beal, running back/cornerback; » Holmes - Kamron Griffith, See SEASON, Page A9

Dale Mueller was presented with a lifetime achievement award by the Northern Kentucky Football Coaches Association.CARRIE COCHRAN/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER





By James Weber

Boys basketball

Newport Central Catholic football team’s seniors are, from left, Joanna Goldstein, Stephen Brooks, Kalvin Moore, Jack Sutkamp, John Caudill, Tommy Donnelly, Michael Runyon, Tyler Lyon, Nathan Kling, Mac Franzen, Wyatt Boberg, Matt Lenz, Nate Twehues and Kole Zenni.

NKU Norse scores 87 in second win of season Northern Kentucky University placed six players in double figures Sunday afternoon and cruised to an 87-71 victory against Chattanooga. NKU, 2-7, hosts Navy at noon Saturday, Dec. 21. Jordan Jackson scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Northern Kentucky, which shot 66.7 percent from the field. The Norse (2-7) rallied from an early 14-4 deficit with a 21-5 run to build a 25-19 advantage. Freshmen Dean Danos and Cole Murray ignited the Northern Kentucky spurt in the first half by scoring seven points apiece. NKU used a 19-0 run in

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cently winning a local qualifier. “He’s bowling constantly and he loves the game,” Schmidt said. “I’ve never seen a boy work so hard and it’s paying off. I feel he has a great future. He just can’t get enough of it.” James Killen is averaging 202 through 10 games. The girls team is 27-5

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center; » Lloyd - Jacob Sand, center/linebacker; » Ludlow - Mitchell Cody, quarterback/linebacker; » Newport - Charlie Mullins, quarterback; » Newport Central Catholic - Jack Sutkamp, linebacker/fullback; » Ryle - Lex Sowards, offensive tackle; » Scott - Josh Castleman, running back; » Simon Kenton - Brenan Kuntz, quarterback, and Cam Hansel, guard. Simon Kenton coach Jeff Marksberry received the Bob Schneider Coach of the Year award after he guided the Pioneers to a 10-0 regularseason record and a quarterfinal finish in the Class 6A playoffs. Dixie Heights coach Dave Brossart was the named the Owen Hauck Award winner and Ryle defensive coordinator Mike Woolf was selected Tom Potter Assistant Coach of the Year. The Northern Kentucky Football Coaches Association has selected its all-star teams as follows: First Team Offense: Quarterback - Drew Barker (Conner); Running Backs - Jon Scruggs

NKU junior Jordan Jackson looks for an opening. NKU beat Chattanooga 87-71 Dec. 15 at the Bank of Kentucky Center. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

the second half to turn a 48-45 advantage into a 6745 lead. Tyler White keyed the spurt by draining a

pair of 3-pointers, while Jackson scored six points during the run.

through Dec. 12 and 4-0 in conference play. Kathryn Ball, Reagan Wilke, Abbey Parrott, Katelyn Schneider and Emrel Wood all average in the 120’s entering play Dec. 12.


Janet Ball returns as Wildcats head coach this year. Katlyn Hoeh returns for the Wildcats’ girls team. She was regional singles champion last year and third place at

state. Other returning starters are Allison Willoughby, Mirena Combs, Katlynn Specht and Maria Specht. Willoughby was a key force last year to help Newport to an 8-0 record in conference play for the regular-season championship. Hoeh averages 181 so far and Willoughby 147. Others to watch start with Sydney Hamilton and Dominique Gallichio. Ball hopes the Wildcats can win another conference title and contend for the state championship.

(Holmes), Zach Harris (Highlands); Josh Castleman (Scott). Linemen Cam Hansel (Simon Kenton); Ben Walling (Simon Kenton); Logan Schneider (Campbell County); Lex Sowards (Ryle); Bryan Saunders (Highlands), Kameron Crim (Scott). Wide Receivers - Jake Zabonick (Campbell County); Andrew Way (Conner); Corey Fussinger (Cooper); Jensen Feggins (Highlands). Tight End Ryan Romey (Conner). Athlete - Sam Dressman (Covington Catholic). First Team Defense: Lineman - Matt King (Simon Kenton); Breandon Johnson (Holmes); Brandon Johnson (Dixie); Shahzadd Mann (Ryle); Seth Hope (Highlands). Linebackers - Brendan Fisk (Dixie); Ryan Woolf (Ryle); Avery Bricking (Cooper); Sam Burchell (Covington Catholic); Jack Sutkamp (Newport Central Catholic); Defensive Backs - Andrew Way (Conner); Aaron Morgan (Cooper); Thomas Wrobleski (Highlands); Matthew Way (Covington Catholic): Jon Scruggs (Holmes). First Team Specialists: Kicker - Evan O’Hara (Boone County); Punter Evan O’Hara (Boone County). Second Team Offense: Quarterback - Brenan Kuntz (Simon Kenton); Drew Houliston (High-

lands). Running Backs Seth Caple (Dixie); Jalen Beal (Holy Cross). Lineman - Logan Ross (Ryle); Jacob Neuman (Cooper); Tyler Schweitzer (Highlands); Nick Kathman (Covington Catholic); Pat Connaughton (Covington Catholic); Steve Brooks (Newport Central Catholic). Wide Receivers Grant Wasson (Simon Kenton); Logan Winkler (Simon Kenton); Jashawn Stanley (Newport); Zack Poinsett (Bellevue). Tight End - Jonathan Stokes (Beechwood). Athlete Avery Wood (Campbell County). Second Team Defense: Linemen - Patrick Berkemeyer (Campbell County); Tyler Lyon (Newport Central Catholic); Alec Hazeres (Bellevue); Brayden Combs (Beechwood); Justice Lewis (Newport). Linebackers - Barry Deaton (Simon Kenton); Mikey Krallman (Simon Kenton); Joe Kremer (Campbell County); Zach Castleberry (Conner); Devon Everett (Beechwood). Defensive Backs - Dustin Turner (Campbell County), Ethan Harrison (Dixie Heights); Deondre Pleasant (Scott); Jackson Bardo (Highlands); Max Shover (Beechwood). Second Team Specialists: Kicker - Jared Dougherty (Highlands); Punter - Luke Foertsch (Covington Catholic).

» Boone County beat Ryle 66-58 Dec. 10 in a 33rd District seeding game. Boone improved to 3-0. Brenden Stanley had 18 points. Boone beat Conner 57-46 Dec. 13 in the teams’ second seeding game. Stanley led four Rebels in double figures with 15 points. » Cooper beat Conner 60-58 Dec.10 in a 33rd District seeding game. Sean McNeil had 21 points for Cooper and Aaron Morgan 10. McNeil had three 3-pointers. Samuel Hemmerich scored 29 for the Cougars including three 3-pointers of his own. » St. Henry beat Highlands 58-44 Dec. 13. Nick Rechtin had 14 points and Jordan Noble 13. » Holmes beat Brossart 74-51 Dec. 10 to improve to 4-0. James Bolden had a career-high 37 points including three 3pointers. Quinton Chames had 16 points and Daequan Glover 11, including three 3-pointers. » Bellevue beat Covington Latin 69-11 Dec. 12. Zach Barrett had 15 points. Bellevue beat Heritage 77-40 Dec.10. Austin Woodyard led with 23 points. » Bishop Brossart fell 74-51 to Holmes Dec. 10 to

The girls team is 22-6 in points entering play Dec. 12, 3-0 in conference play. On the boys team, returning starters are Josh Bird, Austin Mattox, Mi-

drop to 3-1. Alex Trentman had 20 points and Drew Burns 16. » Campbell County beat Newport 59-47 Dec. 13 to improve to 4-0. Corey Holbrook had 24 points. beat Ludlow 73-47 Dec. 11. Blake Losey had 18 points including three 3-pointers, Corey Holbrook 12 and xxx Jackson 11. Campbell beat Calvary 102-38 in a 37th District seeding game. Holbrook led the way with 24 points.

Girls basketball

» NewCath beat Dixie Heights 57-43 Dec. 11 to improve to 4-0. Nikki Kiernan had 14 points and Alexus Mayes 13. NCC beat Newport 68-44 in a district and conference game.


» Drew Houliston, a Highlands senior, is the LaRosa’s MVP of the Week for Dec. 10. He led Highlands to a 13-2 record and a Kentucky Class 4A state runner-up finish this season. On the season, he threw for an impressive 4,027 yards (ninth in state history) and 50 TDs (11th in state history). He remarkably achieved these numbers despite missing a game with an injury and frequently played only half of a game because the Bluebirds were so far ahead on the scoreboard.

chael Meyer, Julius Graham, Kenny Mardis and Andre Anderson. Jimmy Smith is the top newcomer to watch. Mardis averages147 through10 games

The Kentucky Football Coaches Association named him Class 4A district Player of the Year, with additional honors certain to follow. He is also an honorable mention all-NKY basketball player, who averaged 11.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game last year. He notched big games vs. Seven Hills (29 points), Dixie Heights (23 points) and Bracken County (19 points). Houliston is a National Honor Society student and is active in community service. His favorite athlete is LeBron James and his most-like-to-meet is Drew Brees.


» Villa Madonna preview information was inadvertently left out of last week’s preview stories. Katie Kurzendoerfer, a former standout at VMA and Centre College, takes over as head coach. Returning starters listed are junior Miki McIntyre, junior Monica Spritzky, senior Gabrielle Notorgiacomo and senior Nicholas Boucher. McIntyre was 12th in the regional meet in both the 200-yard individual medley and 100 butterfly. Top newcomers are Abby Bezold and Michael Reynolds. The coach feels she has a young team with a lot of potential.

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Helping can inspire joy and love St. Vincent de Paul volunteers visit the homes of neighbors in need and experience the heart-wrenching effects of poverty first hand. When a family slips into distress, the pain is almost tangible. A mother who lives in a West Side Cincinnati neighborhood, worn down by worry because her utility bill is late and her children are sleeping on the cold floor. An adult man on the brink of tears because his children have nothing to eat for dinner in their small city apartment. An elderly couple, living in an East Side suburb, forced to decide between losing their home and foregoing their lifesaving prescription medications. Our communities have experienced a lot of changes this year: food stamp cuts, health care changes, and an economy that seems to be turning around for some, but has left many families behind. We see the direct effects of these changes first hand each day, the most devastating being the impact on children. Christmas is the time of hope, love and miracles. There are few experiences in the life of a parent that can match seeing the joy and excitement on the face of your children opening presents on Christmas

morning. But for parents in one out of five local families in the Greater Cincinnati area who are living in poverty, Christmas can Liz Carter also be a time COMMUNITY of hopelessRECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST ness and despair. The parents we visit struggle yearround to provide not only the basic necessities for their children, but also the sense of stability and security that is so important to the well-being and healthy development of a child. Every day, our volunteers visit the homes of parents who work multiple part-time jobs so they can keep food on the table, or who have sold the last of their possessions so that they can keep the lights on. Imagine, then, the pit in the stomach of the parent who, in spite of their best efforts, has to explain to their children why Santa Claus wasn’t able to make it to their house this year. A Christmas present represents so much more than a simple toy. It is a symbol of stability in a time of turmoil, of love and joy in a time of crisis. For the child and the parent alike, a Christmas present can mean the dif-

ference between hope and despair. When our volunteers deliver gifts to the homes of neighbors in need, they are blessed to witness what one act of kindness can mean to a struggling family. A child giggling with joy as they bounce on their new bed, a mother with tears streaming down her face as her children’s Christmas gifts are carried into her home, a family gathered together on Christmas morning with hope for a brighter new year. You can inspire hope and make love grow in the hearts of a family in need this Christmas by: » Supporting Food From the Heart the next time you visit a local Kroger. Ask your child to pick out their favorite non-perishable food and place it in the barrel at the door. » Making a donation in honor of a loved one this Christmas. A gift of $100 will provide a bed for a child sleeping on the floor. A donation of $50 will provide gifts for a child this Christmas. » Visit or call 859-446-7723 to make a donation or lean more. Liz Carter is executive director, Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati.

A prayer for Christmas At this time of year, many of us find ourselves more deeply in prayer. Interceding for lost loved ones, praying for the healing of a sick friend, and pleading with God to take us to the next level in our walk with him. Yet, when our prayers seem to go unanswered, we can easily become discouraged. Could it be that there is something missing in my prayer life? Possibly. Often our prayers are nothing more than a long list of requests sent up to God with a short “thank you, you’re the best” (if you answer my prayers) at the end. As the parent of a pre-teen and two other children who are keenly aware that Christmas is a less than a week away, it’s been a long time since a conversation around this house hasn’t started with, “You know what I really want for Christmas?” What joy it would bring me if one of them approached either their father or me with genuine gratitude on their lips, “Mom, Dad, I truly appreciate the way you have taken care of us this year. The many ways you provided for our family, encouraged us, loved on us, and for-

gave us when we messed up.” Even if it followed with, “Now, you know what I really want for Christmas?” Julie House my husband and I would be COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST over the moon. COLUMNIST At least then we would know that they have some sense of the fact that it is hard work to care for and raise a family. I think God must feel the same way. He wants more than a list of what I want and need. (He already knows, by the way.) He wants a heartfelt conversation; proof that I am reflecting on who I am in him, realizing the awesome power that he holds, and completely releasing myself and my burdens to his care. Recently I came across some principles for effective intercession, written by Charles Stanley. Stanley shares how we can be more effective in our prayers for self and loved ones: » If we want our prayers to be effective, they must flow from a heart that is in step with

God. I must confess any sin and bitterness I am harboring and ask God to give me the compassion, love and forgiveness for others that he so easily shares with me. » Pray that God will reveal your loved ones deepest needs, so that you can intercede effectively. We sometimes assume we know what another person needs. But God knows best. » Persevere. Endure in your prayer life, my friend. And if/ when you do become discouraged believe the words of James 5:15, 16; “And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses one to another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” Julie House is a former resident of Campbell County. She is also the founder of Equipped Ministries, a Christ-centered health and wellness program with a focus on weight loss. She can be reached at 859-802-8965 or on

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT Campbell County Rotary Club

Meeting time: Noon Wednesdays Where: Highland Country Club, 931 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas Contact: Arnd Rehfuss,, 859-635 5088 Description: Rotary welcomes new members who enjoy community service.

Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary

Meeting time: 7 p.m. third Tuesday of each month Where: DAV national headquarters, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring Contact: Commander Kim Hempleman, 859-781-6110

Fort Thomas Woman’s Club

Meeting time: 11:30 a.m. second Wednesday of each month Where: Fort Thomas Women’s Club House, 8 North Fort Thomas Ave., Fort



A publication of

Thomas Contact: Flo Grey, 859-441-3555 Description: Primary mission is to provide scholarships for high school seniors in the city.

Southgate Super Seniors

Meeting time: 1 p.m. third Thursday of each month. Where: Southgate Community Center, 301 W. Walnut in Southgate Contact: President Vivian Auteri at 859-491-1878

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Park plan is for the birds

I feel compelled to protest the proposed – and passed – resolution to allow hunting of Canadian geese at A.J. Jolly Park the entire month of January. I feel the people (taxpayers) of the county should have had a vote on whether this was the most appropriate action that could be taken for the supposed problem posed by excessive goose excrement in the park. It appears that a secretive, private group, called the A.J. Jolly Development Commission, has taken over the responsibilities of deciding how the park should be utilized. Since as far as I know these people have not been appointed, like members of other boards in the area, or voted in, they should not be setting policy without public hearings. The first public hearing for the hunt is slated for Dec. 18, but the decision has already been made to have the hunt. Signs are already erected

around the park warning of the impending gunfire. I have always felt that the primary purpose of parks is to allow people to have a rare opportunity to experience nature; I love walking in the park and watching the geese take flight, and glide along the water. It’s truly magnificent. If we’re going to eliminate all forms of nature that are any kind of nuisance to any person, we will soon have no species sharing this earth with us. There are many less drastic ways to deter geese than killing them; all the judge executives had to do was check a few websites offered by such organizations as the Audobon Society. Instead, they chose the most drastic, heartless, but probably most popular (with local hunters) method of dealing with the problem. What will it be next, shoot dogs that leave their excrement in the park? Sean Detisch Alexandria

General Assembly shows reasons for being optimistic Gridlock in Washington, D.C., has often caused the business community to wonder if we could ever see progress on issues that could help our businesses or communities move forward. Increasing our energy independence, immigration reform, and tax reform need to be in the debate. Unfortunately, we wonder if our federal officials could agree that the sky is blue. There is no willingness to collaborate to reach meanSteve Stevens ingful solution – just a COMMUNITY digging in of RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST heels. Frankfort, however, is not Washington. As we head into the 2014 General Assembly and we have reasons for optimism. Last year’s General Assembly saw lawmakers come together to solve some of the most pressing issues facing Kentucky’s future. Our schools don’t receive enough funds to buy textbooks for students; our roads and bridges are deteriorating and critical public investments needs are unable to be met. More than $30 billion in unfunded liability to the public pension system limits the state from meeting many of these obligations. If this were Washington, there would no doubt have been a breakdown along political party lines and no resolutions. But Frankfort is not Washington and the General Assembly worked with Gov. Beshear to make progress on the pension issue. Although the issue still needs some work, we are much closer than ever before to a sustainable fix. What the 2013 General Assembly showed was that elected officials could come together to be problem solvers. It’s what we should all expect. Seeing this collaboration

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gives us confidence that Frankfort will come together again in 2014. For our businesses and communities in Northern Kentucky, the following issues need to be addressed: » The Bridge. We’ve seen unprecedented collaboration between governors Beshear and Kasich, and look to our N.Ky. caucus to work to develop a fair financing plan. Enough talk. The time is now to move forward for the safety of our residents, health of our businesses and the region’s competitiveness. » Tax modernization. To attract new jobs and retain existing ones, the Commonwealth must put into place a tax code that reflects a 21st century economy. Many good recommendations are on the table so it’s time to act. » New revenue through expanding gaming. Gaming is already here. For Northern Kentucky gaming is as close as one mile across the Ohio River. Give people the chance to vote on whether we keep our dollars here or send them to neighboring states to pave their roads and build their schools. Being a legislator is hard work. Unlike Washington, it’s a part-time job. Legislators have full-time jobs back home with other responsibilities, but give those up each January to represent us in Frankfort. Leading into this session, let’s take a minute to recognize that Frankfort is not D.C. In Frankfort, our legislature has learned the benefits of working together rather than have partisan debates that only harm constituents. If you see a legislator, thank them for their service, and tell them you look forward to seeing the same level of cooperation with more results in 2014. Steve Stevens is the president and CEO of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

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





Winning at Home Builders association presents annual awards


he Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky presented its annual awards at a ceremony Dec. 6 at Triple Crown Country Club in Union. “Our annual awards are presented to individuals that exemplify excellence in business and dedication to our industry and association,” said Brian Miller, executive vice president of the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky. “Membership, community service, advocacy and association activity are rewarded to these members to show them not only our gratitude for their service but to hold them up as an example to other members and the public. These individuals are stars within our organization and are to be commended for the traits that make them not only leaders within our ranks but in the community as well.” » Builder of the Year, Paul Metzger Metzger’s dedication and hard work as the 2013-2014 president of the Home Builders Association’s Land Development Council has culminated in a series of successful advocacy initiatives involving planning commissions, water districts, Sanitation District 1, environmental regulations, and powered utilities across Northern Kentucky. These efforts have aided housing affordability and ensured a more business friendly regulatory environment in our region. » Associate of the Year, Walt Dunlevy As 2013 associate vice president, Dunlevy has demonstrated valued leadership at the association. Additionally, Dunlevy is the chairman of the association’s State & Local Government Committee where he leads the delivery of the association’s message to elected and appointed officials in Northern Kentucky and throughout the Commonwealth. He also serves in many capacities throughout the organization as a leading voice in membership recruitment and retention, associate representation within the association and an expert in building codes and material supply. Leadership » Community Award, Matth. Toebben Toebben, accepted by his son John Toebben (left). Mr. Toebben’s support for his industry and Home Builders Association is carried out beyond involvement with the organization. He is passionate and supportive of many efforts throughout the region including alzheimers causes, education, and youth causes. » Home Builders Association Membership Award, Rob Stone The Home Builders Association created a new award in order to recognize outstanding service focusing on membership recruitment and retention. The inaugural winner of this award is Rob Stone of C.K. Ash Insurance. Stone is a perennial participant of the association’s membership recruitment and retention efforts and has recently earned his 300d spike level, a designation created by the National Association of Home Builders to reward excellence in membership activity. The mission of the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky is to promote and enhance the integrity and visibility of the construction industry and the members of the organization through advocacy, communication, education and political action.

2013 Home Builders Association President Adam Chaney, of Terrace Holdings, right, presents the 2013 Builder of the Year Award to Paul Metzger of Fischer Homes.PROVIDED

Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky Executive Vice President Brian Miller, left, presents the 2013 Associate of the Year Award to Walt Dunlevy, of Forge Lumber.PROVIDED

Home Builders Association State & Local Government Committee Chairman Walt Dunlevy, right, presents the 2013 Community Leadership Award to John Toebben, who accepted on behalf of his father Matth.PROVIDED The inaugural winner of Home Builders Association Membership Award is Rob Stone of C.K. Ash Insurance, left, accepting the award form 2013 Home Builders Association President Adam Chaney. PROVIDED



859-441-1273. Cold Spring.

Dining Events

Drink Tastings

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. Through Dec. 27. 859-441-1273. Cold Spring.

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

Holiday - Christmas

Drink Tastings Friday Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, 424 Alexandria Pike, Free. 859-781-8105; Fort Thomas.

Holiday - Christmas Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Layout features Lionel trains and Plasticville. More than 250 feet of track. Patrons welcome to operate more than 30 accessories from buttons on layout. Through Jan. 19. Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Covington. Scuba Santa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Holiday decorations throughout Aquarium. Underwater Santa show alongside sharks, shark rays and Denver the Sea Turtle. Through Jan. 1. Included with admission: $23, $15 ages 2-12, free under age 2. 800-406-3474; Newport. Light Up the Levee, 6:10-11:50 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Featuring more than one million LED lights dancing in synchronization to holiday music. Lights dance every 20 minutes. Through Jan. 5. Free. 859-291-0550; Newport. Christmas Town, 5-8 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Featuring free live nativity, lights and live dramas. Free. 800-778-3390; Petersburg. Newport Express Holiday Depot, noon-8 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Special holiday attraction features unique train displays as well as true-to-size model of real train and other activities for all ages. Through Jan. 5. $5. 859291-0550; Newport.

Holiday - Trees Hilltop Pines Tree Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hilltop Pines, 7379 Stonehouse Road, Scotch pine up to 10 feet. Balled-and-burlapped Norway, blue spruce and white pine. Also Canaan and Balsam fir; 6-10 feet. Shaking, netting, pine roping and saws available. Tailgating for large groups allowed. Free candy canes for children. $35 and up, balled-and-burlapped; $25 cut-your-own any size. 513-6738415. Melbourne. Miclberg Tree Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Miclberg Tree Farm, 14300 Salem Creek Road, Cut-yourown-Christmas-trees. Douglas fir 6-12 feet. Workers will help load. Twine to tie tree on vehicles provided. Dress for weather. Call for appointments during week. $40-$75. 859-380-4954. Grant County.

Music - Choral Dickens Carolers, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Riverwalk Level. 859-291-0550; www.newporton-

The Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation present square-dance lessons, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22, at Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, in Covington. Casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. $5. 859-441-9155; PHOTO Newport.

SATURDAY, DEC. 21 Holiday - Christmas Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Covington. Scuba Santa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $23, $15 ages 2-12, free under age 2. 800-4063474; Newport. Light Up the Levee, 6:10-11:50 p.m., Newport on the Levee, Free. 859-291-0550; Newport. Christmas Town, 5-8 p.m., Creation Museum, Free. 800778-3390; Petersburg. Newport Express Holiday Depot, noon-8 p.m., Newport on the Levee, $5. 859-291-0550; Newport. Kids Holiday Sing-a-Long, 3-4 p.m., Stoney’s Gift & Frame Shoppe, 323 W. Sixth St., Instruments provided for children. Free. Presented by MainStrasse Merrymakers. 859-655-9571; MainStrasse Village.

Holiday - Trees Hilltop Pines Tree Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hilltop Pines, $35 and up, balled-and-burlapped; $25 cut-your-own any size. 513-673-8415. Melbourne. Miclberg Tree Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Miclberg Tree Farm, $40$75. 859-380-4954. Grant County.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 8-11:30 p.m., Southgate VFW, 6 Electric Ave., With DJ Ted McCracken. Free. Presented by VFW Post 3186. 859441-9857. Southgate.

Music - Choral Dickens Carolers, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 859-291-0550; Newport.

SUNDAY, DEC. 22 Community Events Country Breakfast, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fort Thomas Masonic Lodge 808 F&AM, 37 North Fort Thomas Ave. Open to the public.

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Breakfast entrees include eggs, bacon, spam, sausage, goetta, biscuits and gravy, waffles, pancakes with strawberry or blueberry topping and whipped cream, grits, potatoes, toast, and more. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. 859-6943027. Fort Thomas.

Holiday - Christmas Holiday Toy Trains, 1-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-4914003; Covington. Scuba Santa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $23, $15 ages 2-12, free under age 2. 800-4063474; Newport. Live Nativity, 6-8 p.m., Bullittsville Christian Church, 3094 Petersburg Road, Drive up or stop and visit in church for holiday refreshments and fellowship. Free. 859-689-7215. Bullittsville. Light Up the Levee, 6:10-11:50 p.m., Newport on the Levee, Free. 859-291-0550; Newport. Newport Express Holiday Depot, noon-8 p.m., Newport on the Levee, $5. 859-291-0550; Newport.

Holiday - Trees Hilltop Pines Tree Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hilltop Pines, $35 and up, balled-and-burlapped; $25 cut-your-own any size. 513-673-8415. Melbourne. Miclberg Tree Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Miclberg Tree Farm, $40$75. 859-380-4954. Grant County.

Karaoke and Open Mic DJ-led Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Miller’s Fill Inn, 52 Donnermeyer Drive, Free. 859-431-3455; Bellevue.

MONDAY, DEC. 23 Holiday - Christmas Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Covington. Scuba Santa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $23, $15 ages 2-12, free under age 2. 800-4063474; Newport. Light Up the Levee, 6:10-11:50 p.m., Newport on the Levee, Free. 859-291-0550; Newport.

Holiday - Trees The Newport Express Holiday Depot at Newport on the Levee features train displays as well as a life-sized model of a train and other activities for all ages. Through Jan. 5. $5. 859-291-0550; PHOTO

Hilltop Pines Tree Farm, noon-5 p.m., Hilltop Pines, $35 and up, balled-and-burlapped; $25 cut-your-own any size. 513-673-8415. Melbourne.

Miclberg Tree Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Miclberg Tree Farm, $40$75. 859-380-4954. Grant County.

Karaoke and Open Mic 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; Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Underbelly’s Christmas Spectacular, 9:30-11 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., The Revival Room. Reuniting cast for evening of stand-up comedians doing everything except stand-up. Sketches, music, poetry, dance, improv and questionable impressions. Ages 21 and up. $7. Reservations recommended. 859-431-2201; Newport.

TUESDAY, DEC. 24 Dining Events White Christmas Eve Candlelight Buffet, 4-9 p.m., Vito’s Cafe, 654 Highland Ave., Suite 29, All white food menu and holiday music. $35, $15 ages 3-10, free ages 2 and under; plus tax and service. 859-442-9444. Fort Thomas.

Holiday - Christmas Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Covington. Scuba Santa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $23, $15 ages 2-12, free under age 2. 800-4063474; Newport. Newport Express Holiday Depot, noon-6 p.m., Newport on the Levee, $5. 859-291-0550; Newport.

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

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25 Merry Christmas

THURSDAY, DEC. 26 Holiday - Christmas Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Covington. Scuba Santa, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $23, $15 ages 2-12, free under age 2. 800-4063474; Newport. Light Up the Levee, 6:10-11:50 p.m., Newport on the Levee, Free. 859-291-0550; Newport. Newport Express Holiday Depot, noon-8 p.m., Newport on the Levee, $5. 859-291-0550; Newport.

Music - Cabaret 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.

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; Newport.

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


Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Covington. Scuba Santa, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $23, $15 ages 2-12, free under age 2. 800-4063474; Newport. Light Up the Levee, 6:10-11:50 p.m., Newport on the Levee, Free. 859-291-0550; Newport. Christmas Town, 5-8 p.m., Creation Museum, Free. 800778-3390; Petersburg. Newport Express Holiday Depot, noon-8 p.m., Newport on the Levee, $5. 859-291-0550; Newport.

SATURDAY, DEC. 28 Holiday - Christmas Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Covington. Scuba Santa, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $23, $15 ages 2-12, free under age 2. 800-4063474; Newport. Light Up the Levee, 6:10-11:50 p.m., Newport on the Levee, Free. 859-291-0550; Newport. Christmas Town, 5-8 p.m., Creation Museum, Free. 800778-3390; Petersburg. Newport Express Holiday Depot, noon-8 p.m., Newport on the Levee, $5. 859-291-0550; Newport.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 8-11:30 p.m., Southgate VFW, Free. 859-441-9857. Southgate.

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

SUNDAY, DEC. 29 Holiday - Christmas Holiday Toy Trains, 1-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-4914003; Covington. Scuba Santa, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $23, $15 ages 2-12, free under age 2. 800-4063474; Newport. Light Up the Levee, 6:10-11:50 p.m., Newport on the Levee, Free. 859-291-0550; Newport. Newport Express Holiday Depot, noon-8 p.m., Newport on the Levee, $5. 859-291-0550; Newport.

Dining Events

Karaoke and Open Mic

Newport Elks Fish Fry, 4:307:30 p.m., Newport Elks Lodge, $8.50 dinner, $6 sandwich.

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

Holiday - Trees Hilltop Pines Tree Farm, noon-5 p.m., Hilltop Pines, $35 and up, balled-and-burlapped; $25 cut-your-own any size. 513-673-8415. Melbourne. Miclberg Tree Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Miclberg Tree Farm, $40$75. 859-380-4954. Grant County.

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

There’s less than a week to get a tree in time for Christmas. Hilltop Pines in Melbourne, 513-673-8415, and Miclberg in Boone County, 859-380-4954, are among the local tree farms.FILE PHOTO



Rita shares latest clone of peppermint bark

frigerator, let it sit out a bit so it’s easy to break or cut. Store in refrigerator. Note: If you melt chocolates in microwave, check frequently as they can turn grainy and burn easily.

I wrestled with myself about sharing, once again, my latest clone of Williams-Sonoma peppermint bark. After all, my recipe last year was excellent, and the difference this year is that I used premium bar chocolates only and tweaked the recipe a tiny bit. Well, I’ve been getting lots of requests for this special bark already, so I’m taking creative license and sharing what I now call my latest and greatest. Rita And, I might Heikenfeld add, my very RITA’S KITCHEN last recipe for this treat! However you celebrate, I hope each of you has the best holiday season. Remember, the best things in life aren’t “things.”

Classic macaroni salad

For Celia, a Delhi Township reader, who wants to make this alongside her holiday ham. “I had the recipe for years and misplaced it. Sometimes we added shrimp to it,” too, she said. Go to taste on ingredients. Salad: Mix together: 8 oz Mueller’s Small Elbow Macaroni, cooked and cooled 1 ⁄4 to 1⁄3 cup onion, diced 2 ribs celery, diced 1 small bell pepper, diced

Dressing: Combine and pour over cooled pasta. You may not need all of it, so add half, taste, and add more if you like.

Rita’s ultimate clone of Williams-Sonoma peppermint bark 2013 Use the best quality chocolates and candy (no imitation peppermint in extract or candy) to make it as close to Williams-Sonoma as possible. As mentioned, I used the highest quality bar chocolates, which I chopped. Whether you use bars or morsels, read labels. The semi-sweet chocolate should be real chocolate, not chocolate-flavored. The first two ingredients in white chocolate should be sugar and cocoa butter. No palm, palm kernel or coconut oil if you want it to be like WilliamsSonoma. These oils may be a culprit for layers sometimes not bonding. That doesn’t mean you can’t make wonderful bark with whatever chocolate fits your

Rita’s latest clone of Williams-Sonoma peppermint bark uses high quality chocolate.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

budget. I also have more bark recipes on my blog, a singlelayer one for kids and a threelayer one. Prep pan: Line a cookie sheet with one piece of foil, about 10 inches by 12 inches. Or do the same in a 9-inch by 13-inch pan. First layer: 2 cups (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate, divided into 11⁄4 and 3⁄4 cup measures 1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Use a double boiler if you have one, or put 11⁄4 cups chocolate in heatproof bowl. Set over saucepan that has 1 inch of

steaming water, making sure bowl does not touch water. (This is a makeshift double boiler). Heat should be turned to low so no steam/water escapes into chocolate, which can turn it grainy. Stir until chocolate is almost melted but still has a few lumps, then remove bowl and stir in remaining chocolate until smooth. Stir in extract and pour onto foil, spreading evenly. Let set at room temperature or in refrigerator until hard. Second layer: 23⁄4 cups white chocolate, divided into 21⁄4 and 1⁄2 cup measures

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disabled about two and a half years ago and who thinks of looking at your insurance polHoward icy. ReAin cently, the HEY HOWARD! insurance company called and they wanted to sell us more insurance.” The life insurance policy is a small one, just $9,000, and is one of sev-

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eral her husband bought. What she didn’t remember, until the agent reminded her, was the policy contains a disability waiver. she said the agent told her, “You have a disclaimer on your policy where if he’s disabled we’ll pay his premiums. I said, ‘Really?’” Thompson said the problem was, even after examining that policy, the waiver wasn’t very clear. “There’s different columns and they’ve got suicide exclusions. They’ve got all these titles over here but there’s nothing about

Thomas More College has hired a band director, Randy J. Webb, for its marching band program which will begin next fall. Webb is currently the band director at Lloyd Memorial High School and has 30 years of experience directing bands. He has been the band director at George Rogers Clark, Estill County, Scott and Somerset high schools. He has served in leadership roles within the Kentucky Music Educators Association and as president of the Northern

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Kentucky Band Directors Association, which has allowed him to cultivate relationships with all music educators in the Tristate area. “The selection team was unanimous in their recommendation that Mr. Webb would be a perfect fit for Thomas More College and he has expressed the highest level of excitement to build one of the strongest college bands in the region,” said Vice President of Operations Matthew Webster. Webb will be a fulltime employee at Thomas More College beginning in February and has already begun working on the development of a strategic plan and recruitment. “I have served as a high school band director for almost 30 years, mostly in the Northern Kentucky area, and I am eager to take on this new and exciting challenge,” said Webb. Webb has had success-

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Thomas More College sophomore Nicole Brewer and junior Maggie Waller with new college band director Randy Webb.PROVIDED

es in marching band, concert band, jazz band, winter guard, and percussion ensemble. He earned a bachelor of music education from Eastern Kentucky University and earned a rank I in educational leadership from Northern Kentucky University. Sophomore Nicole Brewer is excited about Webb’s hiring. “I knew Randy Webb when I was in the color guard at George Rogers Clark High School,” she said. “When I heard he might come to TMC, I

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you have that waiver in your policy. Thompson said she learned a valuable lesson to get a copy of that provision in writing. Not only will it help you remember you have that protection, but it will also explain exactly what’s required before the insurance company considers someone to be disabled so the disability waiver will apply.

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time. Make sure your child or grandchild has this amazing opportunity to unplug from electronics and plug in to the fun of life at camp next summer. “A week at YMCA Camp Ernst in Burlington is the perfect present to put under the tree,” said Barb Rathbun, office manager at the overnight camp that includes 365 scenic areas of hardwood forests and a 26-acre spring-fed lake. The camp, for boys and girls from ages 5-15, is at 7615 Camp Ernst Road in Burlington. Camp Ernst is now accepting registrations for summer camp 2014; those who register before Dec. 15 will save $25 on camp fees and receive a Camp Ernst collectible that you can give as a gift during the holiday season. A $100 deposit now will reserve a week of camp in 2014. YMCA Camp Ernst has two swimming pools, a 100-foot waterslide, water trampoline, canoes, kayaks, aqua cycles, zip line adventure, and opportunities to go horseback riding, learn archery, and develop fine arts skills. “There is pretty much something for everyone,” adds Rathbun. Online registration for YMCA Camp Ernst is available by visiting the website or call 859-586-6181. Space is limited.



Feast raises fund for Brighton Center The third annual Feast for Your Home raised more than $7,100 for Brighton Center Nov. 21. This fundraiser was hosted by Best Furniture Gallery in Fort Thomas. Of the money raised, $3,500 came from a unique bidding opportunity Best Furniture Gallery created using select pieces and collections. More than 200 people browsed the new collections and special holiday displays while sampling

assorted wines from StoneBrook Winery and a bourbon tasting offered by Liquor City Unbridled Spirits. They also enjoyed hors d’ oervres served by Bouquet, Center Table, Cobblestone Café, Colonel De Gourmet Herbs and Spices, Oriental Wok, Pompilio’s and Virgil’s Café. This event also featured live music from NKU Jazz Studies and mini massages by Mary Alice Walter Massage Therapy and Lotus Tree

Massage & Wellness. “We are so pleased to have hosted another great Feast for Your Home event with the Brighton Center. We can’t thank our partner vendors enough for helping put this event together and helping to raise funds for such a great cause. We also want to thank all of our customers and attendees who make this all possible.” said Craig and Carolynn Reis, Best Furniture Gallery owners.

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Museum opens nominations for 2-Headed Calf awards Behringer-Crawford Museum in Devou Park is inviting the community to apply for the museum’s fourth annual Two-Headed Calf Community Service Awards. The awards are meant to celebrate the nominee’s extraordinary achievement for service to the community, to history or to learning. » For service to the community: Generosity and vision This award is a tribute to a citizen who has embraced community service, not as a singular activity but with a deep commitment to doubling his or her contribution by combining the gift of service with a vision for how the quality of life in our community can be and is affirmatively improved by supporting the arts, edu-

cation, culture and history that enrich each of us. » For service to history: Scholarship and public service This award honors a resident of our community who has contributed to

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Emergency Shelter announces capital campaign Community Recorder

The Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky, which provides critical life-saving and lifechanging services to homeless adults in Northern Kentucky, recently launched its first capital campaign to fund relocation to a new facility. The emergency shelter Board of Directors an-

nounced a $1.5 million capital campaign to facilitate the relocation of the shelter by July 2014. “The primary objective of the campaign is to raise funds for the shelter transition into an appropriate facility and continue to serve a growing homeless population in our communities,” said John Carey, president of the Emergency Shelter of

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Northern Kentucky’s Board of Directors. “The shelter board is diligently working with governmental leaders from Kenton County, the city of Covington and business leaders, including the 2013 Leadership Class of Northern Kentucky, in search of a new location and facility. The cost to acquire an appropriate facility, renovate, and secure a long-term lease is estimated to be approximately $1 million. Secondary objectives of the campaign are to raise $200,000 to facilitate a modest increase in parttime shelter staff and another $300,000 to seed an endowment to supplement operations.” The shelter has operated since 2008 in a one-story 5,000-square-foot facility through the generosity of the building’s owner, Kenton County. The current facility is being sold to Gateway Community and Technical College as part of Gateway’s urbancampus expansion in Covington, necessitating the need to relocate. To get involved with the Emergency Shelter as a donor or volunteer, call Rachael Winters, director of the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky, at 859-291-4555.

Cincinnati Woman's Club's Educational Evening Chairwoman Debbie Campbell (Finneytown), Lecture and Enrichment Committee Chairman Jane Hlad (Ft. Thomas) and Educational Evening co-chair Mamie Maxwell (Covington) enjoyed the interesting presentation at the Cincinnati Woman's Club by author Rusty McClure. PROVIDED

Rusty McClure addresses Cincinnati Woman’s Club The Cincinnati Woman’s Club Educational Evening division of the Lecture & Enrichment Committee presented a dinner program featuring noted author Rusty McClure. McClure has written the New York Times bestsellers “Crosley,” “Cincinnatus” and “Coral

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Pressure cooking has its options At the end of a busy day, many of us would love to quickly produce a tasty, nutritious, homecooked meal with minimal effort. One way you can achieve this goal is by using a pressure cooker. You may be hesitant about using a pressure cooker. You may not be familiar with them or have heard horror stories from your mother or grandmother about them exploding with the contents ending up on the ceiling. As long as you correctly follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions for the cooker, you can cook most foods very safely. Today’s pressure cookers include more safety release valves and interlocking lids, which makes them safer than older models. Pressure cooked foods cook three to 10 times faster compared to conventional cooking methods. The cooker does not allow air and liquids to escape the container below a pre-set pressure. As the pressure builds, the temperature inside

the cooker rises above the normal boiling point. This not only helps the food cook Diane quickly, Mason but it helps EXTENSION food retain NOTES nutrients and requires less water to prepare items. It also results in less energy used to prepare foods. You can cook multiple foods at the same time, which saves time and results in fewer dirty dishes. The following pointers will help you enjoy success with a pressure cooker: » Never fill a pressure cooker more than two-thirds full or more than halfway full for soups or stews. » Realize that the hotter a food or liquid is going into the cooker, the quicker it will cook. » Meats and poultry can be browned in the pan of the pressure cooker prior to locking the lid. » Pressure cookers

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The eighth annual Campbell County YMCA Al Salvato Memorial Frostbite Run/Walk, presented by Tri-State Running Company, will be on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1. Registration for the five-mile run and 3.1-mile walk begins at 9 a.m. at the Y, 1437 Ft. Thomas Ave., Ft. Thomas. The race begins at 10:30 a.m. “This race is a great opportunity for the entire family to come out and do a fun healthy activity together,” said Campbell County YMCA Executive Director Dana Ensley. “For those who register in advance at, they will receive a specially designed longsleeve tech running shirt commemorating the Frostbite event.” Medals, trophies, cash, and gift cards will also be awarded to run/walk winners in a variety of divisions. “It’s a great honor for Tri-State Running Company to be affiliated with the Al Salvato Memorial Frostbite Run/Walk,” said Running Company owner Cameron Simoneau. “Mr. Salvato was such a great ambassador for the sport that we love, running. He gave so much to the local running community through his affiliations with the YMCA, high school track and field competitions, and the Flying Pig Marathon. We can’t think of a better way

to start the New Year than taking part in a race in his honor.” Salvato started the Frostbite race and walk in 1991. After his death from leukemia, the race has been held in his honor. “Many show up for the race each year wearing the same shoes, hats and gloves and carrying on the ritual of putting one foot in front of the other,” said Salvato’s son Daniel. “I see race shirts from years past, each with a different design and a different memory. Good hab-

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Pointers for your Christmas cactus Question: My Christmas cactus is not doing well, and it never flowers much. Is there anything I can do to help it bloom more? Answer: Although holiday “cacti” naturally flower around Thanksgiving and Christmas, commercial growers take no chances – they manipulate light levels and temperatures to guarantee timely flowering. Holiday cacti bloom in response to short days and/or cool temperatures. In the greenhouse or in the home, expose them to nine hours of light and 15 hours of darkness each day, starting in September, to cause plants to set flower buds. Holding temperatures between 50 and 59 degrees F will stimulate flowering despite day length. Kentucky gardeners that reflower their holiday cactus each year simply leave the plants outdoors through September and protect the plants from frost if necessary. When the plants are brought indoors in early October, flower buds are set and the plants flower around

Thanksgiving (for the Thanksgiving cactus, which has pointed Mike teeth Klahr around the leaf marHORTICULTURE CONCERNS gins). Temperatures above 75 degrees F, sudden changes in temperature or light levels, and over-watering plants in heavy soil will cause unopened flower buds to fall off. In fact, during the fall and winter months, the plants should be watered less frequently in order to get them to bloom. If your plant has not come into bloom, there could be a problem with room temperature, fertilization, and/or intensity and duration of light received (day length). Thanksgiving cactus and Christmas cactus grow best when kept constantly moist, except in the autumn, when they should be watered thoroughly but allowed to become moderately dry between waterings. They prefer medium to bright

light, and will form flower buds at a 55 degree night temperature, regardless of day length, or at a night temperature of 63-65 degrees F. during short days (such as now). Flower buds may drop if the temperature is too high or if the light intensity is too low. No flower buds will develop when the night temperature is kept too high (70-75 degrees F). You don’t have to fertilize your holiday cactus with nitrogen in November or December, although a little phosphorus and potassium will sometimes encourage more blooms. In late October or early November, it helps to make an application of a 0-10-10 type liquid fertilizer. Keep the plant in a sunny window away from drafts. Starting in January, you’ll need to apply a complete houseplant fertilizer monthly through May. Water the plants four days after the soil appears dry. Mike Klahr is the Boone County extension agent for horticulture.

its can start and continue on race day, a day of new beginnings.” “All the money raised through the run/walk benefits the Campbell County YMCA, and will be utilized to help more people achieve their health and wellness goals,” said Ensley. For more information about the run/walk, contact the Campbell County YMCA at 859-781-1814, or visit the websites http://www.MyY.orgor

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DEATHS Jennifer Adams Jennifer Louise Adams, 42, of Cold Spring, died Dec. 6, in Cold Spring. He was a graduate of Wilmington (Ohio) High School, attended Mount St. Joseph College, loved climbing mountains and whitewater rafting with the UC Mountaineering Club, was a talented artist, was proud of her work in criminal justice, and enjoyed politics, Indian food and connecting with friends on Facebook. Survivors include her husband, Michael; daughter, Georgia; parents, Louis Sidwell, Faye Sidwell, Susan Mitchell and Carl Bishop; and sister, Sherre Sidwell. Memorials: Jennifer Adams Memorial Fund,

Virginia Bennett Virginia Bennett, 89, of Newport, died Dec. 4, at Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport. She was a retired office and pay clerk with the Green Line Steamboat Co., worked as an assistant purser on the Delta Queen, was an office clerk, dispatcher, and paymaster for Columbia Marine Services where she earned the name “Harbor Mother,” worked from 1983 until her retirement in 1991 for BB Riverboats, helped plan the first Tall Stacks festival in 1988, was the Grand Marshall of the 2003 Tall Stacks parade of boats, and received a rare honor from the U.S. Coast Guard, which erected the Virginia Bennett light on the south bank of the Ohio River immediately below her Covington apartment. Memorials: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 415 Park Ave., Newport, KY 41071.

Frank Bruns Jr. Frank P. Bruns Jr., 72, of Cold Spring, died Dec. 7, at his home. He was a retired assistant superintendent of Newport Independent Schools, former principal at Bellevue High School, and member of the Optimist Club and Rotary Club.

Survivors include his wife, Flo Ann Bruns; son, Bradley Bruns; daughter, Beverly Reister; brother, John “Jay” Bruns; and six grandchildren. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: Big Stef, Inc., P.O. Box 1844, Newport, KY 41071; or Wood Hudson Cancer Research Lab, 931 Isabella St., Newport, KY 41071.

Loretta Burkhardt Loretta Burkhardt, 92, of Cold Spring, died Dec. 10, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker, and member of St. Mary’s Ladies Society, the St. Joseph’s Mothers Club, the Cold Spring Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, and the St. Joseph Court Catholic Order of Foresters. Her husband, William A. Burkhardt, and son, Jim Burkhardt, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Pam Buckmaster of Atlanta, Ann Adams of Ross, Ohio, and Theresa Brugger of Melbourne; sons, Dan Burkhardt of Cold Spring, and Ron Burkhardt of Cincinnati; sister, Agnes Snider; and brother, Paul Sandfoss; 18 grandchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery in Cold Spring. Memorials: St. Joseph Church, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076; or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Brenda Dawson Brenda Sue Dawson, 50, of Dayton, Ky., died Dec. 8, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a secretary. Survivors include her parents, Earl Closson and Gloria Milller; daughter, Brandi Feiler; brothers, Earl Closson and Scott Miller; sisters, Ruth Closson and Tonya Radank; and three grandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Bertha Harrison Bertha Louise Harrison, 89, of Alexandria, died Dec. 8, at River Valley Nursing Home. Her husband, Clyde Harrison; sister, Theola Toney; and broth-

er, Stanley Spaulding, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Audrey Rekers and Betty Warner; many nieces and nephews. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery in Grants Lick. Memorials: Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, KY 41056; or River Valley Nursing Home, P.O. Box 402, Butler, KY 41006.

Ellen Herald Ellen Stamper Herald, 69, of Cold Spring, died Dec. 6, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a retired teacher from the 6th District of Covington, member of the Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle where she was a Sunday-school teacher, was active with the City of Wilder, the Fire Fighters, the Ladies Auxilliary and the Order of the Eastern Star, and was a member of the Retired Teachers Association. Her husband, Brack Herald Sr., died previously. Survivors include her son, Brack Herald Jr.; daughter, Theresa Herald; and two grandsons. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: HABT Building Fund, 1040 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Roy Keeney Roy J. Keeney, 81, of Fort Thomas, died Dec. 9, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He retired from General Electric as manager of the Aircraft Engines Division, was a graduate of Newport High School, member of the Newport Elks and the Elfun Society of GE, Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict, and was an avid golfer, playing mostly out of Kenton County Golf Course. His son, Bruce Keeney, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Keeney of Fort Thomas; daughter, Cindy Dierkes of Anderson Township, Ohio; brother, James Keeney of Ohio; and two grandchildren. Burial was at Evergreen

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DEATHS Continued from Page B8 Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: the charity of donor’s choice.

Gary Leger Gary Wayne Leger, 59, of Dayton, Ky., died Dec. 6, at his home. He was a self-employed truck driver, most recently working for William Turner Trucking Company, did a lot of charity work with his music, was a member of the Northern Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, was a Kentucky Colonel, and loved softball and spending time with his family. His parents, Eugene and Mollie Leger, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Lana Leger; sons, Gary Leger and Jason Leger; brothers, Bennie Leger and Rick Leger; sister, Kathy Sites; and two grandchildren.

Evelyn Miles Evelyn Louise Miles, 80, of Newport, formerly of Pendleton County, died Dec. 1, at the Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport. Her sister, Thelma Mardis, and brother, Harley Fogle, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Harold Miles; and daughters, Jennifer Miles of Covington, and Amy Miles of Indiana. Interment was at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Pendleton County. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Michael Mocciola Michael Henry Mocciola, 70, of Dayton, Ky., died Nov. 22. He was a shipping-and-receiving clerk with Dover OPW Co. in Cincinnati, and member of the Glass/Molder Union Local 45 Cincinnati, the Newport Masonic Lodge and the Dayton Eagles. Survivors include his wife, Lenora Schulkers Mocciola of Dayton, Ky.

Charles Owens Charles E. Owens, 62, of

DECEMBER 19, 2013 • CCF RECORDER • B9 Covington, died Dec. 5, at his home. He worked for Whiteway Mfg. and BP Oil gas station. Survivors include his daughters, Ryan Coots of Latonia, and Kristin Owens of Dayton, Ky.; sister, Linda Owens of Elsmere, Shirley Bell of Latonia, Bessie Owens of Elsmere, Henrietta Carroll of Pineville, and Carolyn Young of Pineville. Burial was at the Mother of God Cemetery.

Clarence Phillips Clarence J. “Lefty” Phillips, 87, of Southgate, died Dec. 5, at his home. He was a retired owner and operator of ACE Auto Accessories in Newport, past member of the Kentucky Crime Victims Compensation Board, past president of the Campbell County Jaycees, past national director of the Jaycees, past chairman of the Campbell County Democratic Executive Committee, and was a Navy veteran of World War II. His granddaughter, Maria Schirmer; brother Harry Phillips; and sister, Ruth Luebbers, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Phillips; daughters, Mary Rust of Mason, Ohio, Helen Schirmer and Jan Parnell, both of Wilder, and Donna Zimmerman of Taylor Mill; sons, Bill Phillips of Alexandria, Jim Phillips of Alpharetta, Ga., Jack Phillips of Indianapolis, and Randy Phillips of Union; sisters, Marie Arnold of Fort Wright, Anna Mae Prindle of Burlington, Alice Barone of Houston, and Catherine Gerwell of St. Louis; brother, Tom Phillips of Geneva, Ill.; 24 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Therese Parish, 11 Temple Place, Southgate, KY 41071.

Claude Schlosser Claude “Grant” Schlosser, 87, of Newport, died Dec. 8, in Louisville. He was a retired shipping clerk for 38 years at R.A. Jones Company in Crescent Springs, and a Navy veteran of World

War II. His wife, Helen Schlosser, and long-time partner, Evelyn Couch, died previously. Survivors include his children, Karen Fantini, Teresa Olsen and Eric Schlosser; and eight grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas.

Rita Schultz Rita Mae Schultz, 91, of Melbourne, died Nov. 27. She was a member of St. Philip Parish and Altar Society and the Melbourne Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Her husband, Alphonse Schultz; three brothers and five sisters, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Ken and Dan, both of Melbourne; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Burial was at the St. Stephen Cemetery. Memorials: St. Philip School; or Bishop Brossart High School; or St. Elizabeth Healthcare Hospice.

Nancy Thomas Nancy H. Thomas, 75, of Fort Thomas, died Dec. 10, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a teacher with Highlands High School, business manager and bookkeeper for various businesses. Survivors include her daughter, Laura Hatfield Harris of Fort Thomas; brother, Nathan C. Moore of Huntsville, Ala.; sisters, Pat Howard of Bowling Green, Jeanette Meyer of Bowling Green, Sharon Oliver of Pope, and Cheryl Blankenship of Bowling Green; and two grandchildren. Memorials: Nancy H. Thomas Scholarship Fund, care of College Heights Foundation, 1906 College Heights Blvd., Box 41016, Bowling Green, KY 42101.

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Miscellaneous Report of house egged at 305 Linden St., Nov. 24. Report of sugar poured in gas tank of vehicle at 11668 Crestview Drive, Nov. 24. Second-degree burglary Report of clothing, drill and jewelry taken from residence at 1190 Rosebud Court, Nov. 20. Theft by unlawful taking under $500 Report of cash taken from purse left in locker at 5300 St. Anne Drive, Nov. 20.

Incidents/investigations Criminal mischief Car tire damaged at 19 Panorama Drive, Nov. 30. Door damaged at 8265 Main St. E., Nov. 25. Shoplifting Merchandise stolen at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Nov. 29. Theft Cash stolen at 6909 Alexandria Pike, Nov. 25. Driver left without paying for gas at 9242 Alexandria Pike, Nov. 28.


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player. His daughter, Teri Woltermann, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Anna Seok Woltermann of Cold Spring; daughters, Angela Jameson of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ashley Woltermann of Cincinnati; son, Kenneth Woltermann of Fort Thomas; sister,

Judy Albrinck of Edgewood; brothers, Jay Woltermann of New Richmond, Ohio, and Ray Woltermann of Fort Thomas; and three grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Diocese of Covington Priest Retirement Fund, P.O. Box 15550, Latonia, KY 41015.

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