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A.J. Jolly hunt full of geese hunters By Chris Mayhew

All spots to hunt Canada geese at Campbell County’s A.J. Jolly Park in January were all taken within 40 minutes of applications being accepted Dec. 19. “Every spot for every day was booked within a half hour or 40 minutes,” said Larry Harrod, the county’s parks and recreation manager. There were 11 days of hunting offered in January, and three areas people could hunt in each day, he said. Each person approved to hunt during one of the 33 hunting reservations had the choice of hunting by themselves or bringing three other people. About 65 people, almost all of them hunters, attended a Dec. 18 public meeting at the 1,000acre Campbell County park to give input and ask questions about a January goose hunt. No one attending the meet-


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ing expressed concerns about the hunt. Campbell County Fiscal Court approved the first-time hunt at the request of the nonprofit Jolly Park Community Development Council. The hunt will be from daylight until noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Jan. 6-30 except for Jan. 15. Volunteers will be working on fish habitats in the park Jan. 14-15. Water fowl hunter Zach Rizzo of Highland Heights has been hunting Canada geese on private properties since childhood. He has been unable to follow the geese when they go inside A.J. Jolly Park. He will get his chance to follow the geese Jan. 6. “Yesterday morning was like calling into WEBN for concert tickets,” Rizzo said about call-

Mickey Craig, a conservation officer for Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, speaks to hunters at a Dec. 18 meeting for public input on a January goose hunt.CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Bob Smith, a resident of southern Campbell County, signs in at a Dec. 18 public meeting inside A.J. Jolly Park about a January goose hunt. At left in camouflage are Zach Rizzo of Highland Heights and his grandfather Dan Eckert of Alexandria.CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

ing for chance to hunt in the park. Rizzo said he was told he was the fourth caller, and someone before him chose not to hunt on the first day. Rizzo chose hunting near the park’s horse camp grounds. Rizzo said he will probably hunt water fowl 15-20 days this season. “If I get one day here, it will be one of many days, but I believe it would be one of the best days that I would probably get,” he said. Don Sorrell, Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources, led the meeting with a presentation about the park and the goose hunt. Sorrell asked for comments

and concerns from anyone who was not a hunter, and received no response. The meeting then turned to answering hunters’ questions about how the hunt will be conducted and how people can register for the hunt. The goals of the hunt are to make the about 400 Canada geese staying year-round at the park and other migratory geese feel unwelcome, he said. Hunters can shoot migratory and permanen-resident Canada geese, but not the dozen or so native white geese at the park. People walking on park trails and who have children playing on the soccer fields have complained about geese feces, he said. “It is not designed to be an

over harvest of these animals,” Sorrell said. “We want them to respond to humans because when they see people right now they may look at us as a free handout.” Each person selected can hunt alone or bring up to three other hunters. The hunting sites are the beach and private picnic area No. 1; the horse camping area off Flatwoods Road; and the lake area around the 17th fairway of the golf course. People selecting the lake hunt will hunt from their boats near the golf course, and are not allowed to hunt on the course. Sorrell said the hunt areas will be clearly marked, and the golf course and park will be See HUNTERS, Page A2

$50 million retirement complex moves toward approval By Amy Scalf

ALEXANDRIA — Although neighbors of the proposed Baptist Life Communities continuing care retirement facility fear they may not be able to tie into new sewer lines, they support rezoning and construction of the $50 million facility. Paul Carroll owns property adjacent to the proposed retirement community site near the intersection of Ky. 9, or the AA Highway, and Ky. 709,

also known as the AA Connector. He stood to speak at the zoning hearing Dec. 17 because he understands “the sewer capacity has been reserved” for the new project, which Alexandria City Engineer Mark Brueggemann said is something Carroll should confirm with representatives of Sanitation District 1. Even if the construction makes sewer access difficult for his family, Carroll said, “It needs to be done. It’s a good plan.”



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The Planning and Zoning Commission approved recommendations to make zoning text and map amendments to allow a new Continuing Care Retirement Community, or CCRC, zone to accommodate the proposed Baptist Life facility. Project engineer Jay Bayer, owner of Bayer Becker in Fort Mitchell, said the proposed development “is something that will change the whole city.” See COMPLEX, Page A2

Mike Grever of CORE Resources displays an architectural rendering of the proposed $50 million Baptist Life Communities complex during an Alexandria Planning and Zoning meeting on Dec. 17. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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closed during the hunt. People will still be able to walk into the park, so signs will be posted to warn them not to enter the hunt zones, he said. Sorrel said he also advised people living near the park about the hunt. “We tried to get the direction of shooting away from roads and away from residences,” he said.



cers, who are law enforcement officers, will be at the park and deal with anyone seeking to harass the hunters. There are laws to protect hunters from being harassed, he said. “Let’s give hunters a positive image, not a negative image on this thing,” he said. “Because this could, I don’t think it’s going to turn ugly, but it could.”

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Cooking club incorporates global issues By Kamellia Soenjoto Smith

The documentary film “Last Call at the Oasis” about the impending risk of water shortage became the inspiration for a recent cooking class at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service. “Although there are water issues in other parts of the world, this documentary brought a different perspective because it’s talking about America,” explained Diane Mason of the Boone County Extension Service. At least 36 states expected local, regional or statewide water shortages this year, even under non-drought conditions, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Mary Ann Wolfe of Burlington recommended the documentary for the class. “I have conserved all my life,” she said. “I

Participants of “Cooking the Books” enjoy the food they've prepared.KAMELLIA SMITH/FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

collect water off the roof, and that’s what I use in my house.” What does a documentary film have to do with cooking? The program is called “Cooking the Books.” Participants read a book or watch a film before coming to the class to prepare foods inspired by what

they’ve read or watched. The monthly program usually focuses on cultures on different countries, but it’s also open to bring in other issues. “I call it ‘building bridges of shared understanding,’” Mason explained. “It’s sort of ‘Let’s come together and let’s cook and talk about is-

sues.’” “The best part of this program is listening to the participants’ insights,” Wolfe said, “because many of them have actually lived in the countries.” “Is it a book club or a cooking club? It’s both,” Brenda Hilger of Florence said laughing. “It’s an international cooking experience. Some people have never traveled outside of Boone County, and this provides them a global experience.” “I don’t think you’re ever too old to learn,” added Mary Jo Moore of Ft. Wright. “I’ve eaten things that I would’ve never touched before.” “Today’s focus is water issues, so I tried to come up with a menu that involved foods that don’t take quite as much water to grow as other foods,” Mason said. Anyone interested can register at There is no fee.

Participants of “Cooking the Books” discuss water issues in the United States while eating the food they've prepared.KAMELLIA SMITH/FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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People will have 10 different locations where they can drop off their living Christmas trees for recycling from Dec. 26Jan. 10. Campbell County’s Solid Waste department sponsors the annual recycling program in cooperation with Northern Kentucky University, the Campbell County Extension Service office and cities. Mulch from some of the recycled trees will be used on NKU’s Highland Heights campus. The cities of Fort Thomas and Southgate also pick up trees from the curb for recycling. Fort Thomas will pick up trees left at the curb on Friday, Dec. 27, Friday, Jan. 3, and Friday Jan. 10. Mulch from the trees will be used in the Fort Thomas city parks. Southgate will pick up any trees left on the curb from Dec. 26Jan. 10. Tree drop-off sites will be available at the following locations: Alexandria: city public works garage, 865 Gilbert Ridge Road. Bellevue: city public works garage, 630 Colfax Ave. For information call 859-261-0260. Cold Spring: city public works storage by the soccer fields on Weaver Lane. For information call 859-441-9604. Dayton: city garage, 900 7th Ave. For information call 859-491-1600. Fort Thomas: Tower Park inside a marked area of the parking lot adjacent to the Veterans Admini-

stration hospital. Highland Heights: city building, 176 John’s Hill Road. For information call 859-441-8575. Newport: city garage, 1020 East 9th St. For information call 859-292-3686. Southgate: city garage, 260 W. Walnut St. For information call 859-4410075. Wilder: city garage, 114 Center St. For information call 859-393-3318.

Free GED class start dates for 2014

ALEXANDRIA — Orientation sessions to begin free classes to study for the GED General Educational Development tests have been scheduled for the first three months of 2014. The Alexandria Adult Learning Center, located in trailers behind the city building, 8236 W. Main St., offers free preparation GED classes. Taking the test will cost $120 after Jan. 1, and is $60 until then. The center is offering one day orientation sessions so people can get started. The Monday and Tuesday orientation sessions will be at 9 a.m. Jan. 6-7; Feb. 10-11; and March 17-18. Reservations are not needed to attend any of orientation session dates. People must bring valid photo identification before they can take the test, and anyone 19 or younger must bring a withdrawal form from the last school they attended. For information call 859-757-6836 or visit

New Years alters court meetings

Campbell County Fiscal Court has changed the dates of the January 2014 meetings because of the New Year’s Day holiday. Fiscal Court will meet at the Campbell County Courthouse, 8352 E. Main St., Alexandria, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8. The second meeting of the month will be at the Campbell County Administration Building, 1098 Monmouth St., Newport, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22. For other months in 2014, the Fiscal Court will maintain the existing meeting schedule of 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month in Alexandria and 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month in Newport.

Ft. Thomas party aids Brighton Center

Leg warmers and extra hair spray will be part of the acceptable attire at a 1980s dress up party at Highland Country Club, 931 Alexandria Pike, to benefit the Brighton Center from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. The Brighton Center Inc., based in Newport, has a mission to create opportunities for people to reach self-sufficiency through family support services, education, employment, and leadership, according to a Brighton Center news release. Tickets cots $20 per person and include one drink ticket and appetizers. For information and tickets visit





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TMC’s field station hosts agriculture commissioner Thomas More College hosted Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer at its Biology Field Station in Nov. 21 at the invitation of State Sen. Chris McDaniel (R–23rd District). “I was honored to bring Commissioner Comer to Northern Kentucky to tour Thomas More’s Ohio River Field Station. Dr. (Chris) Lorentz and his staff left me inspired both personally and professionally by all of the great research and monitoring that they are doing on the Ohio River. I look forward to working with them in the future,” said McDaniel. Comer and McDaniel toured the facility, including the newly constructed education lodge, constructed wetland, research labs and outdoor classrooms. Lorentz, biology professor and

station director, provided information about the unique opportunities the field station offers its students in undergraduate research as the only working field station on the Ohio River, as well as partnerships developed with entities such as the US EPA, Duke Energy, the Newport Aquarium, Sanitation District Number 1 and more. The two also learned of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) outreach that has been developed with several local high schools as a result of the support of Toyota USA Foundation and the James Graham Brown Foundation. Following the tour, a behindthe-scenes look at the research in progress was provided, including: water quality monitoring, invasive species research

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and the station’s status as a unique breeder and supplier of fathead minnows used by academic, private and governmental laboratories for aquatic research. “I was blown away during my tour of Thomas More College’s Ohio River Research Lab,” said Comer. “Like most Kentuckians, I was unaware of the cutting edge research that Thomas More is doing on behalf of all Americans right here in Kentucky. Thomas More is truly a Kentucky jewel.” Following the tour and presentation, Comer and McDaniel met with college President David Armstrong, Matthew Web-

ster, vice president for operations, and Lorentz to discuss the station’s importance to the college, the region, and the Commonwealth. “We strive to transform students’ lives, and this one-of-akind facility truly accomplishes that,” Armstrong said. “I look forward to working with today’s distinguished guests to build partnerships that benefit the region and all Kentuckians.” The Biology Field Station (also known as the River Station) is a one-of-a-kind center for applied biological research whose reach is as wide and powerful as the Ohio River and all its tributaries. Located just 30

minutes from the main Thomas More campus, the station is perched on the shore of the Ohio River, one of the original U.S. thoroughfares of commerce and transportation. Working closely with federal, state, and local authorities to monitor and improve water quality in the Ohio River, the staff and students at the Station are dedicated to improving water conditions, education and preserving the rich heritage this and other waterways have to offer. For additional information about the Biology Field Station, please visit www.thomas or call 859-344-3373.

Red Ribbon Week Community Recorder

Stacey Arnold, a third-grade teacher at Campbell Ridge Elementary School in Alexandria, and third-grader Kennedy Johnson display letters and certificates honoring their school’s annual campaign to write holiday letters to military troops.CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Holiday letters to troops a tradition for Alexandria school By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA — Spreading cheer to troops in the military is a holiday tradition at Campbell Ridge Elementary School. The elementary scho-l sent the most letters to troops of any Kentucky elementary school in 2012 through the the Friends of Our Troops Mail for the Troops Campaign. Stacey Arnold, a third grade teacher at Campbell Ridge, said she starts asking other teachers and students to begin writing letters and creating cards in October for troops to receive in the mail in time for the holidays. This year’s total of about 300 letters was less than the 2012 count of 500 letters, she said. Students in each class decide if they want to participate. Arnold said Marietta Knuehl of Alexandria, a member of the Campbell County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3205 Ladies Auxiliary in Alexandria, first told her about the holiday mail for troops campaign in 2011. Seeing a neighbor away from home around the holidays made Arnold act. “My neighbor had just joined the Air Force and she was stationed in Japan, and feeling a little homesick of course,” Arnold said.

The cards and letters have to be positive and not about war, she said. Arnold said she reviews the cards before they are sent to the VFW. “They can write letters and they can draw pictures,” Arnold said. “The biggest thing is no glitter.” Glitter makes too much of a mess for the members of the VFW ladies auxiliary, she said. The auxiliary members collect and mail the letters and cards with care packages they make for the troops. Student and teacher cards can be store bought or made by hand. “One little girl in fifth grade, I can’t remember who, brought me a stack of 50 cards she did on her own at home,” Arnold said. Arnold said she puts messages including Merry Christmas, sending prayers, and telling the soldier she is thinking of them in the cards she writes. Kennedy Johnson, a third grader, said she wrote four letters to the troops this year and drew her own art work. “I put Christmas trees on the cards,” Johnson said. “I had very big Christmas trees.” Johnson hand wrote a letter in each card beneath her drawings.

Students at St. Joseph School in Cold Spring recently celebrated National Red Ribbon Week, learning how to say no to drugs and yes to healthy choices for a drug-free life. The eighth-grade students demonstrated their dedication to be drug-free to the entire student body by making posters, announcements and leaving messages on the playground. The school theme this year was “We are the voice of Jesus.” Many of the eighth-grade students at St. Joseph, Cold Spring helped decorate the school for National Red Ribbon Week. THANKS TO MELISSA HOLZMACHER

Eighth-grade students, from left, Grace Schmidt, Delaney Sparks and Madison Ervin, share their messages about being drug-free at St. Joseph, Cold Spring during National Red Ribbon Week. THANKS TO MELISSA HOLZMACHER

Largest turnout yet for O’Bryan math tourney Community Recorder

Campbell County High School recently hosted the 21st annual John O’Bryan math tournament, featuring 120 of the area’s top math students. The overall varsity school winner was Dixie Heights High School, followed by Campbell County (second), Ryle (third), Covington Catholic (fourth) and Walton-Verona (fifth). Dixie also took first place in the JV division, with Campbell County second and St. Henry third.

Michael Lloyd of Dixie was the individual winner in the 11th/12th grade division, with Jonathan Plattner, also from Dixie, and Daniel Franks of Walton-Verona tied for second; and Sean Field from Campbell County fourth. In the JV division, Kevin Korth (Campbell County) won first place, with Alexandra Wright (Ryle), Colton Graham (Campbell County) and Nathan Connor (Ryle) tied for second Place. The two-person problemsolving event was won by Dixie’s team of Michael Lloyd and

Jonathan Plattner, with Anna Braun and Will Hornsby of Ryle in second place and Campbell County’s Sean Field and Kevin Korth third. The 120 students participating represented the largest field since the tournament began in 1993. The tournament was started by the parents of John O’Bryan, an outstanding math competitor at Campbell County High School and later at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. O’Bryan died in a car accident in 1991.




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NCC senior Jack Sutkamp heads upfield for a big gain. Newport Central Catholic lost to DeSales, 34-26, in the Class 2A state football final Dec. 7 at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Reflecting on the 2013 sports scene



Brossart senior Sarah Steelman serves the ball. Campbell County beat Bishop Brossart 3-1 Sept. 30 at Campbell County High School.JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Newport High School’s Charles Bailey, top, controls the body of Holmes High School’s Dustin Fee during their 132 match during the regional wrestling Feb. 8. Bailey won the match.JOSEPH FUQUA/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


s 2013 comes to a close, the Campbell County Recorder takes a photographic look at athletic accomplishments of Boone County area high schools.

Newport Central Catholic’s Christini Enzweiler (18) watches her base hit during a softball game against Villa Madonna April. 15. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE

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Bellevue junior Zach Barnett looks for running room in a 56-22 loss to Beechwood Oct. 11 in Bellevue. JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER


Newport Central Catholic’s Jake Pangallo (25) and Dom Pangallo (12) celebrate during their 4-3 over Bishop Brossart April. 22.TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY

Northern Kentucky University’s Jake Giesler of Newport Central Catholic battles San Diego’s Dennis Kramer and Jito Kok for a rebound during their basketball game Nov. 16.TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE



The 2013 Campbell County/Campbell Community Recorder Sportswoman of the Year was Maddie Blevins of Bellevue High School.

Bellevue’s Dylan Huff smiles during the East vs. West Junior All Star game June 17. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Campbell County’s Avery Wood (15) runs the ball for Camels during their football game against Simon Kenton Oct. 4.TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE

The Mustangs celebrate with the team trophy after Brossart beat Scott 62-44 in the 37th District final Feb. 21.JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER


Bishop Brossart’s Zach Martin makes a catch in the outfield against Beechwood May 13.AMANDA DAVIDSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Campbell County junior Carson Gray sets the ball as Campbell County beat Bishop Brossart 3-1 in volleyball Sept. 30.JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Campbell County’s Brook Burgess (14) is congratulated by teammates after Burgess scored off a free kick against Dixie Heights Sept. 11 in Edgewood. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER



The 2013 Campbell County and Campbell Community Recorder Sportsman of the Year was Colin DuPont of Newport Central Catholic.

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Newport Central Catholic senior QB Mac Franzen throws the ball in the 34-26 loss to DeSales in the Class 2A state football final Dec. 7 at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Brossart soccer players celebrate with the championship trophy. Brossart beat Scott 2-0 in the 37th District final Oct. 17 at Campbell County High School in Alexandria. JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER

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Newport’s Star Yeager (4) dives back to first base during their All A softball against St. Henry, Thursday, April 18.FILE PHOTO

Campbell County all-tourney picks, from left, were Molly Kitchen (30), Taylor Robinson (20) and Kaytlin Siegmundt (33). Brossart picks were, from right, Abby Stadtmiller and Madison Eisenman. Campbell lost 58-52 to Montgomery County in the 10th Region girls hoops final March 6.JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER

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Coaching news

» Brad Gough has resigned after three seasons as head girls’ soccer coach at Bishop Brossart to become the head women’s coach at Cincinnati Christian University. Gough compiled a 47-16-2 record in his three seasons at Brossart and led the team to the 10th Region championship in each of the last two seasons. Those interested in the position should contact Brossart athletic director Mel Webster at mwebster@ or 859-609-6937. » Notre Dame Academy is accepting resumes through Jan. 6 for the varsity volleyball coaching position for the 2014 season to replace Andrea Lanham, who resigned from the position a couple of weeks ago. Interested candidates can send their resume to athletic director Kim Gunning at

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» The Great Lakes Valley Conference’s Class of

2014 inductees include retired Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball coach Nancy Winstel. The GLVC Hall of Fame Class of 2014 will be honored at the Enterprise Rent-a-Car/GLVC Spring Awards Banquet at the Drury Plaza Hotel in St. Louis Tuesday, May 20. Nancy Winstel led Northern Kentucky to the 2000 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship, which was also the GLVC’s first-ever national title in women’s sports. She followed with another national championship in 2008 and finished her career with the Norse with a record of 636-214. A sixtime GLVC Coach of the Year, Winstel was named the WBCA Division II National Coach of the Year in 1999-2000 after leading NKU to its first national title. The Norse posted a 32-2 record that season and won 24 consecutive games en route to the school's first-ever national championship. She was named the Women's Division II Bulletin National Coach of the Decade in 2009, and her basketball

program was also tabbed the best during that decade by that same publication. In addition, 64 of her players earned All-Conference distinction, including 23 first-team honorees, 16 second-team selections, four third-team picks, and 21 honorable mention standouts. Winstel also mentored six GLVC Player of the Year honorees and one Freshman of the Year recipient. » Northern Kentucky University’s Jordan Jackson has been named the Atlantic Sun Conference Newcomer of the Week Dec. 16. Jackson, a 6-foot-2 junior guard, scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds during Northern Kentucky’s 87-71 victory over Chattanooga Dec. 15. He also added three steals and three assists as the Norse cruised to the nonconference win. Jackson averages a team-leading 13.9 points per game and is shooting 54.1 percent from the field. A native of St. Paul, Minn., Jackson also leads the Norse with 13 steals and averages 3.1 assists per game.

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Greta left indelible paw prints in our lives It may seem strange to be reading about a dog’s passing, but Greta was no ordinary dog. She was my loyal companion; she was smart and sensitive; she was my pride and joy; she was Ms. Greta. She was a friendly little dog who loved children. The kids would see us walking down the street and yell, “Greta!” Her ears would go back, her tail would wag like crazy, she would smile, and run toward them, dragging me behind her. Greta won the 2003 and 2008 Wiener Dog Nationals at River Downs. She was 10-years-old in 2010 when won the “Running of the Wieners” on Fountain Square. Greta did a 20-yard dash in 3.48 seconds wearing a hot-dog bun! In 2011, she won the wiener dog races on the ice

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.

Daughters of the American Revolution

Rebecca Bryan Boone Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution of Fort Thomas Meeting time: Second Wednesday or Saturday of each month Where: Various locations Contact: Zella Rahe, 1106 Craft Road, Alexandria KY 41001, 859-635-5050, Description: DAR members prove their lineage back to a Revolutionary War patriot. They offer service to troops, veterans, schools and preserve history. Members are from Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties.

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 Description: Community volunteers supporting the men and women who served our country with honor.

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 Thomas Contact: Flo Grey, 859-4413555 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 Description: The group has meetings, featuring door prizes, refreshments, and bingo.

at the Cyclones’ hockey game. In December 2005, many wondered if Greta would walk again, let alone run. She Laurie had a collision DeWine with an English COMMUNITY bulldog on the RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST playground at doggie daycare and broke her back right leg just above the knee. Greta required surgery and two pins to repair the broken leg. She was doing great until April 2006 when she started limping. Xrays revealed that one of the pins in Greta’s leg had moved and was jabbing her right knee. The pin was surgically removed

May 2, 2006, and my happy, playful Greta was back! Greta trained for her races with the help of neighborhood children. The kids would take turns racing against Greta on the sidewalk. Katy, Ally and Rylee Keller and Colby Misch had a lot of fun helping to keep Greta in shape. When Greta was not running races, she was training to be a therapy dog and often accompanied me to visit patients at area nursing homes to fit hearing aids and custom ear molds. Greta was just long enough to place her front paws on the side of a wheel chair and receive pats on the head from those interested in greeting her. My office manager once took her to visit a friend in a nursing home. She told me how Greta’s demea-

nor seemed to change as soon as her orange therapy dog vest was slipped over her head. She was an amazing ambassador of good cheer. She performed simple tricks and enjoyed the praise she got from those watching. Her most impressive trick was using her front paw to “make music” on a xylophone. Greta loved to go for walks. She kept pace with her favorite canine friend year after year at various charity walks. Dashiel was a Signal Dog weighing 60 pounds to Greta’s 12; they were the same color with soft, reddish fur. As they walked sideby-side wearing their orange vests identifying them as “working dogs,” they were truly an odd couple. People often pointed and chuckled at how funny the pair looked.

Greta possessed a mischievous sense of humor. Although reliably trained to give kisses on command (which the children loved!), she turned the tables on me at a “Bark in the Park” Reds game. When the Kiss Cam zeroed in on us during a slow moment of the game, I asked Greta for kisses. She aloofly turned away, making me give her a kiss instead. The crowd went wild with laughter, recognizing who was boss of our relationship. Greta died the day after Thanksgiving. She lived 13 wonderful years. Her life left paw prints on the hearts of many. Greta, you will be missed! Laurie DeWine is a doctor of audiology at the Place for Better Hearing.

Coming together to reduce the impact of heroin

What often sets the Northern Kentucky region apart is our willingness to collaborate to solve common problems. When the region was faced with an astounding rise in the number of people addicted to heroin, we came together once again. The result was the Northern Kentucky Heroin Impact response group’s plan, “Northern Kentucky’s Collective Response to the Heroin Epidemic,” released in mid-November. The plan was the product of more than a year of work by the heroin impact group. We brought together experts from law enforcement, local government, mental health/substance abuse providers, health care and the business community. The group pulled together data on the impact of heroin abuse. We saw how drug overdose deaths in Kentucky quadrupled between 1999 and 2013. The estimated economic impact of heroin abuse in our state is $6 billion each year. Northern Kentucky’s rate of hepatitis C, a common disease among IV drug users, is twice that of the state and 24 times that of the United States. Then, we researched solutions to the problem. We gath-

ered information from across the country, analyzed it and brought forth recommendations for what we think can work in NorthLynne Saddler ern Kentucky. Those strateCOMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST gies are COLUMNIST spelled out in the plan, which can be downloaded at The plan outlines five areas of response. Think of these as pieces of one big pie – all are necessary to successfully address heroin abuse in Northern Kentucky. First, we must reduce supply. Under the leadership of the N.Ky. Drug Strike Force and local law enforcement, we need to decrease the availability of heroin and other drugs on our streets. To reduce the demand for heroin, we need to focus on prevention, treatment and support in recovery. We need programs that promote social and emotional health. We need to learn how to use prescription drugs wisely, so their use

doesn’t lead to heroin abuse. We must expand and improve treatment options for people who are addicted. This includes long-term residential treatment for adults and teens, as well as outpatient programs. When a person is undergoing treatment, we need wraparound services, like housing and job programs, to help individuals focus on lifelong recovery. Until people with heroin addiction obtain treatment for their condition, we must decrease the risk of transmitting diseases and prevent them from dying from an overdose. We need to keep used needles and syringes from our streets, parking lots, and other places in the community and be able to help people with heroin addiction stop sharing their devices and get in to treatment. We must make the medication naloxone more widely available so that overdoses can be quickly reversed and lives saved. Fourth, we must advocate for changes in legislation, education and programs that will enable Northern Kentucky to effectively banish heroin from our neighborhoods and communities and care for our

friends and family members living with addiction. Lastly, we must have the capacity to manage the change we seek. We need to build on the work of the heroin impact response group with the infrastructure needed to move the plan forward, implement strategies, ensure accountability and measure progress. There is no turning back – this problem will not go away on its own and we cannot afford to stay as we are. We have a plan now and we must continue to move forward to carry it out. For the sake of our children, our families, our neighborhoods, our businesses and our communities, we must succeed. And we must do this work together. Accomplishing these tasks will not be easy, and will require numerous resources. But, our communities will be better, stronger and healthier if we can get those in need back on track and on a healthier, productive path. All of us benefit. Lynne Saddler, MD, MPH, is the district director of health for the Northern Kentucky Health Department.

Holiday lessons of gratitude from Dmitriy My 13-year-old daughter Lauren and I rushed to the La Guardia airport after being interviewed on “Fox and Friends” – our 15 minutes (actually 5 minutes) of fame. The book we wrote together about capitalism for students started as a summer project and ended up in commerce on Fox News – strong proof that capitalism lives in America. To boot, it happened at Christmas. New York City knows how to deck the halls. I admit, I sat next to the gate feeling proud, maybe even a little smug. However, in my experience God has a way of humbling us, sometimes when we need it the most. Humility came in the form a burly man with a Russian accent. Dmitriy approached me and announced, “Thank you for



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doing a book to teach capitalism. What are people doing to America?” I asked him what he meant. Dmitriy lit up Rob at the invitaHudson tion to discuss capitalism, COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST explaining that COLUMNIST his family “fled” the Soviet Union to escape of government control. He described government mandated wages and benefits as robbing the human spirit. He then began asking me a series of questions. Dmitriy – What do you say to people who think capitalism is all about greed? Rob – I’m concerned about

greed. I’m not sure capitalism works well when greed is the primary motivation. Dmitriy – There are greedy people in any economic system. I lived in it in the Soviet Union. Greed does not go away with communism or socialism, trust me. Dmitriy – It’s far worse than that. If you move to socialism or communism, things happen through a series of government favors and pay-offs. Graft becomes the currency of commerce, not freedom and merit. Dmitriy – There are haves and have nots, far worse than in America. When it’s all about who you know, hard work and education don’t matter much. Eventually, it ends up bringing the country down. Dmitriy – I’m a software

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engineer and executive in New York. What do you think my co-workers think of me? Rob - If you’re this vocal, I bet it’s tough. Dmitriy – The young workers think I’m stupid. I lived in the world they want and I thank God every day that we escaped it. I earned three degrees here and lived the American dream. Yet I’m the stupid one. Most of us in America have so much about which to be thankful and to celebrate, particularly at the holidays. Maybe it takes a person from the former Soviet Union to fully understand all of our country’s many blessings. Rob Hudson, an attorney with Frost Brown Todd, LLC in Florence.

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Snow didn’t delay Point’s fun evening

The 43rd annual Joy to the World benefit of The Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky was unprecedented. Expecting the second largest crowd ever – in excess of 800 people – the Dec. 6 fundraiser at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati was directly impacted by an uninvited guest. Mother Nature pounded the area with snow and paralyzed local traffic for hours. Even so, more than 400 supporters braved the elements and helped raise more than $100,000 for people with intellectual/ developmental disabilities. Those able to attend enjoyed a holiday evening, which included welcoming Sinatra songs from Don Fangman, dinner, and the auctioning and raffling of more than 200 items. Sheree Paolello of WLWT-TV news again served as master of ceremonies, and was able to keep things on schedule despite the delayed arrival of many guests due to the snow. A highlight of the evening was the presence of Teddy Kremer, the Reds’ honorary batboy whose story appeared on ESPN’s “E:60” show after being

Teddy Kremer, honorary batboy of the Cincinnati Reds, and Judi Gerding, president of The Point were at the Joy to the World benefit.PROVIDED

featured in an Enquirer story. After working at Redsfest, Teddy was one of the few celebrity auctioneers able to make that eveing. Teddy and Sheree auctioned off his limited edition Topps baseball card, given to The Point by Teddy’s parents, and generated $900. “While the snow storm prevented us from having a full house,” said Judi Gerding, The Point’s president. “Thanks to the support of our sponsors, guests, and volunteers, The Point was still dealt a winning hand.”

Mike Wong of Oriental Wok and Aimee Pelletier, member of Joy’s event committee, at Joy to the World.PROVIDED Attending the Joy to the World benefit of The Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky were, from left, Joe and Linda Egbers, Lynn Noble, Steve and Lisa Egbers, Skip and Marty Egbers, Sue and Tim Finke. PROVIDED

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ome Instead Senior Care offices in Florence transformed into a gift wrapping station Dec. 18 for a wrapping party to pre-

pare gifts to be delivered to Northern Kentucky seniors. More than 400 gifts were donated this year through the Be a Santa to a Senior program.

Diane Banks of Independence wraps a gift for a senior at Home Instead Senior Care’s wrapping party Dec. 18 in Florence. MELISSA STEWART/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER Kelli Cernetisch of Florence wraps a gift for a senior at Home Instead Senior Care’s wrapping party Dec. 18 in Florence. Every year volunteers gather at Home Instead to wrap gifts donated through the Be a Santa to a Senior program that benefits older adults throughout Northern Kentucky. MELISSA

Doris Stortz of Erlanger wraps a gift for a senior at Home Instead Senior Care’s wrapping party Dec. 18 in Florence. MELISSA STEWART/THE

Arlene Sparks of Independence wraps a gift for a senior at Home Instead Senior Care’s wrapping party Dec. 18 in Florence.







THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, DEC. 27 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.

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, 9 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.

SATURDAY, DEC. 28 Holiday - Christmas Scuba Santa, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $23, $15 ages 2-12, free under age 2. 800-4063474; www.newportaquarium-

.com. 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.

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.

singer-songwriters, comedians, marimba players, storytellers and more. Ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport.

TUESDAY, DEC. 31 Dining Events New Year’s Eve Cruise, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats, 101 Riverboat Row, Dinner and late-night snack buffets, music by DJ, cash bar and champagne toast at midnight. Adults: $102, Children: $62. Reservations required. 859-261-8500. Newport.

Music - Rock

Holiday - Christmas

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

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, 9 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.

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.

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. 30 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.

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

New Year’s Eve revelers have several local options this year, including parties at Newport Syndicate, Turfway Park, Blinkers Tavern in Covington, Bobby Mackey’s Music World, and the BB Riverboats.FILE PHOTO

Holiday - New Year’s New Year’s Eve at Newport Syndicate, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Champagne toast at midnight. Music by the Rusty Griswolds and others. Dinner buffet and open bar in Grand Ballroom at 8 p.m. Dinner buffet, open bar and music by DJ Mark McFadden of Q102-FM in Ambassador Room at 8:30 p.m., $80. Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar open and music by pianists at 9 p.m. Ages 21 and up. Piano Package $75, Premium $100, VIP $125, Best Seat in the House $150. Reservations required. 859-491-8000; . Newport. Track Bash New Year’s Eve Party, 5:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Music by Doghouse. Live racing begins 6:15 p.m. $2.50 bottled domestic beer and $3.50 well drinks all night; $2 Champagne 11 p.m.midnight. Homestretch package: deluxe buffet, beer/wine/mixed drinks, party favors and Champagne toast: $75. Third Floor: table for six, party favors and Champagne toast: $150. Free general admission. Reservations recommended for non-general admission. 859-371-0200; Florence. New Year’s Eve Bash, 8 p.m. Music by DJ Lunaman., Blinkers Tavern, 318 Greenup St., Regular menu entrees as well as threecourse dinners, party favors and Champagne toast at midnight. $65 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required. 859-360-0840; Covington. New Year’s Eve Party, 9 p.m., Bobby Mackey’s Music World, 44 Licking Pike, Music by Bobby Mackey and the Big Mac Band and karaoke with Wanda Kay and Friends. $10 ages 18-20, free ages 21 and up. 859-431-5588; Wilder. New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats, 101 Riverboat Row, Includes special three-entree buffet, entertainment, split of Champagne at midnight, late night snack buffet and party favors. $102. Reservations required. 859-2618500; Newport.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1 Holiday - Christmas 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.

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

THURSDAY, JAN. 2 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. Light Up the Levee, 6:10 p.m.-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 - 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.

Recreation Aerial Fitness, 6-7 p.m., Loco-

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FRIDAY, JAN. 3 Drink Tastings Friday Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, Free. 859-781-8105; Fort Thomas.

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. 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 - Blues Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Mansion Hill Tavern, 502 Washington Ave., $4. 859-581-0100. Newport.

Against Me!, 9 p.m. With the Sidekicks and the Shondes., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., $17, $15 advance. 859-431-2201; Newport.

SATURDAY, JAN. 4 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. 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.

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

SUNDAY, JAN. 5 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.

Music - Concerts

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 - Concerts New Year’s Eve with 500 Miles to Memphis, 9 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., $8-$10. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Music - DJ

Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, is hosting yoga classes Monday, Dec. 30. Gentle Yoga at 6 p.m., , Learn basic postures and flows. $25. Yoga, 7 p.m., Hatha Yoga postures. $25. 859-342-2665.FILE PHOTO

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. 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.

Oval Opus plays the Madison Theater, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27. $15, $13 advance; $25 VIP, includes appetizers and acoustic performance. 859-491-2444; PHOTO



Eggplant casserole good for entertaining I’m going to have to make sure I put makeup on before going out to the grocery or retail store. The past couple of times I was at these places, readers stopped me to chat. Both times I was planning on running in and out quickly so I didn’t bother with makeup, only a bit of lipstick. Well, I had to laugh afRita terward at Heikenfeld my vanity. RITA’S KITCHEN (Why did I think no one would recognize me “au naturel”?) It’s times like those that keep me humble! I wanted to let each of you know how much I’ve appreciated the caring and sharing that happens each week through this column. Happy New Year! I hope 2014 brings many blessings to your home.

Bob and John’s eggplant casserole

Reader John Pancoast sent this, which is now a favorite for entertaining at his and wife Priscilla’s home. “From friend Bob Martin of Loveland,” John said. John added fresh, coarse dried breadcrumbs on top for extra crunchiness. I’m looking forward to making this myself. John said if you use a 9-inch by 13-inch pan, you’ll get more crunchy top surface area.

1 large eggplant, peeled and cut into 1⁄2-inch cubes 1 sleeve of Townhouse crackers (about 40 crackers), crumbled coarsely 1 cup whipping cream 8 oz. shredded extra-sharp cheddar 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat six cups water to full boil in large pot. Add lemon juice if desired (some think it keeps eggplant from darkening). Add eggplant to boiling water. Stir eggplant frequently, it will be floating on top of water. Cook just until water starts to return to a boil, about three minutes. Do NOT overdo this step or eggplant will become rubbery! Drain and transfer to sprayed two-quart casserole. Sprinkle crackers on top. Pour in cream and add cheese. Stir until blended. Bake uncovered for 1 hour or until it starts to brown on top and gets a little crusty around edges.

Priscilla Pancoast’s easy corn pudding

Another Pancoast favorite. Let me know if you want this recipe. “Everyone who tastes it wants the recipe,” Priscilla told me.

No-fuss standing rib roast One of the meat cutters at the grocery told me he has success with this holiday roast every time he makes it. Gosh, a

pretty good testimonial coming from him. Searing the roast on the outside at a high temperature insures a moist inside. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Season raw roast as desired. Place rib side down in a pan and roast 10-15 minutes. Careful here, you may get some splattering. Reduce oven temperature to 250 degrees and roast until thermometer reads about 125 for rare or up to 145 for medium. The roast continues to cook at least 5 degrees more when it’s out of the oven. Let it rest, tented loosely with foil, for about 20-30 minutes before carving.

Caribbean citrus salad dressing

I really like this for a holiday buffet. Let guests drizzle on top of salad made with mixed greens. This can be made several days ahead. If you have some fresh parsley, toss a bit in. Taste before adding salt and pepper. Whisk together: 1 cup mayonnaise 1 ⁄2 teaspoon garlic or to taste 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 ⁄3 cup orange juice concentrate, thawed, or to taste

Brunch egg casserole with sausage, potatoes and cheese

Nice for that New Year’s day brunch. Sauté sausage ahead of time

John Pancoast displays his eggplant casserole.THANKS TO JOHN PANCOAST.

and bring to room temperature before continuing. 1 pound hot pork sausage or your favorite, cooked 3 cups frozen hash browns, thawed completely 12 oz. shredded cheddar 12 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups 2 percent milk or whatever you have

Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place hash browns in sprayed 9-inch by 13-inch pan. Top with sausage and cheese. Whisk eggs milk and seasonings and pour on top. Bake 50-60 minutes until somewhat puffed and golden. Toothpick

inserted in center should come out clean. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356

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Telling your life story It is a time of year when family members may gather from hither and yon. Stories and memories will most likely be shared. Some may be embarrassing while others uplifting and joyful. This may be a great time to record or write a chapter of your life story. Memories can be very powerful and remind us of life’s ups and downs and times of growth, maturity and happiness. Do you remember what your first job was like? What was the make and model of your first car? How did you feel when you held your first child? What events have happened that have shaped who you are? Your special memories may not only be important to you, but they could be important to family

and friends as well. Many people wish they knew more about their family history. Writing Diane your life Mason story can EXTENSION help. The NOTES account of the series of events and experiences that make you the person you are today can be written, recorded or both. Life stories include information about family and friends, the different locations and dwellings that you’ve called home, your education, work, hobbies, spirituality and how you were affected by important world events, such as the end of the Vietnam War or 9/11. Life stories should also include family medical history as this can provide useful information for both you and future

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generations. Knowing your family medical history can encourage preventative measures and even lead to early detection of certain health problems or disorders. Documenting and sharing a life story has many mental and social benefits. The process contributes to overall mental healthiness, reinforces a sense of purpose and strengthens family and caregiver relationships. In addition, the legacy of a life story and family history influences future generations. Photographs, mementos and talking to others can be helpful tools to jar memories. No matter your age this might be the time of year to write or record a chapter of your life story. Diane Mason is county extension agent for family and consumer sciences at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service.

Garden prep may start with resolutions Question: My lawn, garden and landscape all seem to be going downhill. Even with all the rain, several plants died this fall, and I did not harvest much produce from the garden either. Answer: Plant roots, then branches, die back during dry years, and then further decline occurs in wet years like 2013, from root rot due to sitting in waterlogged clay soils with low oxygen. Add to this the ravages of various air-borne and soil-borne plant diseases, and attack from various insects, including thousands of emerald ash borers now in Northern Kentucky, and it becomes clear why so many plants are dying. Because of all these “natural factors” that bring down plants, it becomes essential that we do “our part” as “plant managers” to keep the plants from going into stress. Therefore, as we approach the new year, let’s make some resolutions. » I will never top trees, or pay someone else to do it, because it shortens the life of the tree, makes it weaker and more apt to break apart, and causes sun-

scald, frost cracks, and attack from insects and diseases. » When pruning a Mike tree, I will Klahr never HORTICULTURE leave a CONCERNS branch stub, but will cut back to another side branch that’s at least one-third the diameter of what it’s attached to, or cut back to the main trunk, leaving only the “branch collar” or swelling near the trunk (usually sticks out only a quarter- to a half-inch for small branches, or one inch for larger branches). If a longer stub is left, it will die, and will eventually rot out the larger branch or trunk below it. » When mulching around trees, I will mulch only three inches deep, and I will never let the mulch touch the trunk of the tree, and certainly I will never do “volcano mulching,” piling the mulch high up on the tree trunk, since this causes the tree bark and trunk to rot slowly, since the mulch traps and holds too much moisture during the wet

seasons, and it also encourages moles and field mice to chew off the bark of the tree trunk, killing the tree. » I will always obtain lists of disease and insect-resistant plants from the local Cooperative Extension Service Office before planting, especially for diseasesusceptible plants like apples and crab apples, where many resistant varieties exist. » I will always submit a soil sample before applying lime to my soil, and before planting a lawn, flowers, fruits, vegetables, trees or shrubs, since a soil test (free through your local Northern Kentucky County Extension Office) is the only way to know if you need lime, sulfur, phosphorus or potassium. Applying too much or too little of any of these will be harmful to plants. Each plant has a unique requirement for desirable soil pH and nutrient levels. Once you know your soil pH, the Extension Office also has lists of which plants like acid soils or alkaline soils. Mike Klahr is the Boone County extension agent for horticulture.

BUSINESS UPDATE Fort Thomas resident takes new job

DunnhumbyUSA, a leading customer-science company, recently hired Amber Steedle as director of product development in the Cincinnati office. Steedle, a resident of Fort Thomas, will be responsible for managing the development of new capabilities and best-inclass solutions. Before joining dunnhumbyUSA, she served as a business intelligence and analytics

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Multi-Craft president earns national award

Deborah Simpson, president of Multi-Craft in Newport, recently was inducted into the Ben Franklin Society, the Printing Industries of America’s honor society

for top industry leaders. The Ben Franklin Society of the Printing Industries of America recognizes industry leaders who have made lasting contributions to the printing and graphic communications industries. Simpson has been a leader through her active role on the Printing Industries of America Affiliate Relations Committee. Simpson was inducted along with 10 other industry professionals from across the country at a ceremony in Chicago.



DEATHS Beulah Brueggen Beulah Christine Brueggen, 88, of Dayton, Ky., died Dec. 15, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker, and member of St. Bernard Church and the Dayton VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Her husband, Ralph Brueggen, and brother, Hobert Milner, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Gail Saylor of Alexandria, Sharon Skirvin of Dayton, Ky., and Kathie McMillan of Vine Grove; sisters, Katheryn Hardin of Florence, S.C., and Rose Marie Kern of Norris Lake, Tenn.; eight grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Bernard Church, 5th and Berry Ave., Dayton, KY 41074; or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 4370 Glendale-Milford Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242.

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Wanda Collins, 76, of Alexandria, died Dec. 11, at the St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was retired from the DAV in Cold Springs as a supervisor, and worked as a greeter at Meijer in Cold Spring. Her husband, Bill Collins; daughter, Tina Cunningham; son, Bill Collins; brothers, Larry Anderson and John Anderson; and sisters, Loretta Anderson and Shirley Collins, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Mona Spangler; son, Tim Collins; brothers, Nelson Anderson and Bruce Anderson; sister, Florence Conn; and seven grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. Interment was at Alexandria Cemetery.

Thomas G. Dehne, 81, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Newport, died Dec. 5. He was a graduate of Covington Latin School, was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, was awarded two Purple Heart medals and retired as a disabled U.S. Marine. He attended Xavier University on the GI Bill and earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1956, began his career as an accountant with Haskin and Sells, later accepted a position as comptroller with the Disabled American Veterans where he advanced to become assistant national adjutant, was a Kentucky Colonel, past president of the Notre Dame Academy PTA, member of the Knights of Columbus, the Elks, and the VFW, and was a parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Church in Fort Mitchell, and St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Naples, Fla. He also was appointed by Ronald Reagan to serve as one of 13 members of the committee responsible for establishing the Korea War Memorial in Washington, D.C. His brothers, Jack, Charles and Donald, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; children, Tom Jr. of Naples, Steve, Linda Buhr of Raleigh, N.C., Jennifer Kunkel, Debbie Williamson of Atlanta, and Denise Montfort; sister, Mary Claire Bridges; and 15 grandchildren. Burial was at Blessed Sacrament Church in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.

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Helen Desmond, 96, of Bellevue, died Dec. 12, at her residence. She was a secretary with the city of Bellevue, lifelong member of St. Anthony Church in Bellevue, where for more than 60 years she attended the weekly Novena in honor of St. Anthony. She was a member and past president of the St. Anthony Altar Society, member of the Newport Circle 88 and the Daughters of Isabella, a past president of the former Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, member of the Bellevue Civic Association, and enjoyed crossword puzzles and bridge. Her husband, Jack Desmond, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Ann Brun and Kathleen Desmond; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017; or Active Day Daycare, 725 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Adam Due Adam Due, 44, of Fort Thomas, died Dec. 10, at his home. Survivors include his parents, Martin and Mary Due; brothers, Doug, Dan and David Due; sisters, Amy Due and Alice Baker; 14 nieces and nephews. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery. Memorials: Newport Central Catholic High School, 13 Carothers Road, Newport, KY 41071.

Robert Holland Robert Otto Holland, 82, of Fort Thomas, died Dec. 14, at Select Specialty Hospital of Northern Kentucky in Fort Thomas. He was an Army veteran, a retired claims manager with Marsh and McLennan, and 1953 graduate of Miami University. His wife, Marlene Holland, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Kerry of Dallas, and Kent and Keith, both of Fort Thomas. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: Big Stef, Inc., P.O. Box 1844, Newport, KY 41071.


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Kathleen Marie Lauer, 70, of California, Ky., died Dec. 12, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a beautician with Vater’s Beauty Shop and Susan’s Salon. Her husband, Anthony “Tony” Lauer, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Terri Boesch and Kay Holden; sister, Sister Bonita Schack, SND; brothers, Alvin and Bill Schack; and three grandchildren. Interment was at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Memorials: Sisters of Notre Dame, 1601 Dixie Hwy., Covington, KY 41011; or Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 2162 California Crossroad, California, KY 41007.

Geraldine “Gerry” Limbach, 89, of Bellevue, died Dec. 16, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker, lifelong member of St. John United Church of Christ, member of the Women’s Guild, Church Council and Campbell County Homemakers, and cooked for the Rotary Club and Hosea House in Newport. Her husband, George W. Limbach Jr.; and brothers, Russell and Dale Kendall, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Dennis Limbach and Keith Limbach; and three grandchildren. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger. Memorials: St. John United Church of Christ, 520 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073.

Edward Lewis Edward Walter Lewis, 67, of Erlanger, died Dec. 14, at his residence. He retired after 37 years in food service, was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Bromley, a former Erlanger Lions football volunteer, and he loved playing cards. Survivors include his wife, Carole “Jayne” Lewis of Erlanger; son, Doug Lewis; daughters, Denise Davenport of Bellevue, and Robyn Stringfield of Fayetteville, N.C.; mother, Helen Lewis; brother, Robert Lewis of Independence; sister, Peggy Ernst of Erlanger; and two grandchildren. Interment with military honors was at Highland Cemetery. Memorials: Children’s Hospital, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229; or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 4370 Glendale-Milford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

William McElhinney Jr. William Thomas “Tom” McElhinney Jr., 66, died Dec. 15, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. His brother, Peter McElhinney, died previously. Survivors include his life companion, Debbie Mallory of Fort Thomas; sons, William T. McElhinney III of Columbus, Miss., and James L. McElhinney of Brooklyn, N.Y.; daughter, Emily Stansell of Beaufort, S.C.; brothers, Bob and Mark McElhinney; and sister, Ann Kirlin; and four grandchildren. Memorials: the charity of donor’s choice.

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Ruth Johnson Ruth Johnson, 83, of Fort Thomas, died Dec. 12, at Highland Springs of Fort Thomas. Survivors include her daughters, Kathleen Meyer of Southgate, and Lynn Redick of Springfield, Ill.; son, Tim Johnson of Highland Heights; sisters, Lenora Fosco of Cincinnati, and Florence Murphy of Newport; seven grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042; or the charity of donor’s choice.

Betty Millay Betty Millay, 87, of Erlanger, died Dec. 13, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a retired cook at Mary, Queen of Heaven School. Her husband, Charles Millay, died previously. Survivors include her sons, James Millay of Worthville, and Charles Millay of Burlington; daughter, Linda Jones of Erlanger; brother, Tucker Kordenbrock of Fairview; sister, Mary Margaret Lauer of Alexandria; and six grandchildren. Interment was at Mother of God Cemetery. Memorials: the charity of donor’s choice.

Bob Miller Bob Miller, 72, of Independence, died Dec. 13, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He was a retired school bus driver, an owner of rental property, a Kentucky Colonel, and a major hobby enthusiast, specializing in model ships, airplanes and all types of crafts, especially Native American. His son, Troy Miller, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Gerry Miller; sons, Tony of Independence, Danny of Independence, and Joe Miller of Fort Thomas; daughters, Marie Miller Hamilton of Williamstown, and Dawn Miller of Demossville; 13 grandchildren and three great-

grandchildren. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill. Memorials: Christ Hospital, 2139 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219.

Kendall Moore L. Kendall Moore, 71, of Covington, formerly of Bellevue and Dayton, Ky., died Dec. 12, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a music teacher for Newport High School and Mariemont High School, graduated from Dayton High School and received his bachelor’s degree in music from University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Covington where he sang in the choir. Survivors include his sister, Marianna Jordan of Butler, Ky.; brothers, Bruce Moore of Wisc., Alan Moore of Bellevue, and Brian Moore of Chillicothe. Memorials: Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011.

Bruce Pfetzer Bruce A. Pfetzer, 62, of Villa Hills, died Dec. 4, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a registered nurse promoted to a regional manager for Oak Pavilion Nursing Homes where he retired, and was a member of Crescent Springs Baptist Church where he was a deacon and taught Sunday school. His parents, Charles and Dolores Pfetzer, died previously. Survivors include his brothers, Steve Pfetzer of Villa Hills, Tom Pfetzer of Erlanger, Kevin Pfetzer of Port St. Joe, Fla., and Dan Pfetzer of Fort Thomas; sisters, Lucinda Purdy of Union, and Jeannine Cook of Richmond, Ky.; many nieces and nephews. Interment was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Frances Roach Frances Roach, 88, of Covington, died Dec. 12. She worked many years at her

parents’ restaurant, Grandview Gardens in Newport, was a member of Alexandria American Legion, Ladies Auxiliary 219, and Alexandria Ladies Auxiliary VFW 2305, lifetime member of Newport Elks, and loved offering advice about cooking, gardening and needlepoint. Her husband, Ted Roach, and eight siblings, died previously. Survivors include her children, Patrick, Ted, Franklin and Rose; siblings, Pasquale, Frank, John, Theresa, Joyce, Angela and Antoinnette; and four grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas.

Herbert Snell Herbert “Herbie” Snell, 90, of Latonia, died Dec. 15. He worked at the former Booth Hospital in Covington for more than 40 years, and enjoyed watching the Reds and walking around town. His wife, Della F. Snell; and brothers, Charles O. Snell Jr., and Harold Snell, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Sandy Snell of Alexandria, and Tina Hurd of Lexington; and one granddaughter. Interment was at Floral Hills Cemetery in Taylor Mill. Memorials: Rosedale Green Nursing Facility, 4250 Glenn Ave., Covington, KY; or Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.

Mary Tankersley Mary Tankersley, 82, of Newport, died Dec. 17, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Her son, Terry Jones, died previously. Survivors include her life partner, Bennie Harris; daughter, Billie Klein of Independence; sisters, Gladys Fryman and Dorothy Brown; seven grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate.

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POLICE REPORTS ALEXANDRIA Arrests/citations Daniel W. Horton, 58, 5316 Mary Ingles Hwy., Maricopa County, AZ., and Owen County warrants, Dec. 3. Billie M. Barrett, 34, 106 Matilda St., possession of controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, serving bench warrant, Dec. 4. Randal D. Glahn, 47, 754 Clayridge Road, possession of controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, serving bench warrant, Dec. 4. Zachary W. Hadden, 25, 51


Orphanage Road, No. 9, possession of drug paraphernalia, serving bench warrant, theft by deception, Dec. 1. Molly L. Bellamy, 24, 302 E. 2nd St., possession of drug paraphernalia, serving bench warrant, theft by deception, Dec. 1. Jason W. Knox, 32, 205 1/2 Washington St. No. 8, theft, Dec. 2. Christina M. Baysinger, 46, 6758 AA Hwy., DUI, leaving scene of an accident, Dec. 6.

DEATHS Virginia Thatcher Virginia Thatcher, 95, of Hohenwald, Tenn., formerly of Alexandria and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died Dec. 13, at her home. She was a retired teacher at Dale Elementary in Highland Heights, and taught in Fort Lauderdale. Her husband, John C. Thatcher, died previously. Survivors include her brother, Harold Allen of Hohenwald, Tenn.; several niece and nephews. Interment was at Alexandria Cemetery.

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

Incidents/investigations Criminal trespassing, criminal mischief Man and woman found inside home after eviction at 25 Thatcher Ave., Dec. 6. Shoplifting

Barbara Courts, 61, of Madison and Robert McLane, 60, of Cincinnati, issued Oct. 10. Ami Holtz, 27, and Jerod Cahill, 29, both of Covington, issued Oct. 11. Starlite Huneycutt, 42, of Hamilton and Todd Jones, 48, of Topeka, issued Oct. 12. Amanda Miller, 31, and Timothy Meyer, 30, both of Cincinnati, issued Oct. 18. Molly Menninger, 28, and Lawrence Geiger Jr., 33, both of Cincinnati, issued Nov. 1. Andriana Villalobos, 29, of Costa Rica and Bradley Rhoden, 27, of Cincinnati, issued Nov. 1. Karen Moore-Johnson, 47, of Mount Vernon and Theodore Knippenberg, 54, of San Francisco, issued Nov. 2. Julie Boschert, 49, and Andrew Roll, 48, both of Fort Thomas, issued Nov. 2. Jessica Waterman, 29, of Louisville and Michael Israel, 30, of Atlanta, issued Nov. 5.

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Gun sight stolen at 8242 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 3. Theft Cash stolen at 7914 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 2. Theft of mail Prescriptions stolen from mailbox at 3 Ridge Drive, Dec. 2.

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