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Take-home food

Teachers want school children hungry to learn, and not coming to school on empty stomachs. That’s why the elementary schools of Crossroads in Cold Spring, Grant’s Lick, and Reiley (just south of Alexandria) are all in their second year of operating communitysupported weekend take-home food programs. STORY, A2

Let it snow

Snow has caused a deluge of people liking the Campbell County Schools Superintendent Anthony Strong’s new Facebook page. The white stuff may have brought people to the page, but the district is promising there is more than just “fluff” on the page regularly. SCHOOLS, A4

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City wish lists ready for 2011

By Amanda Joering Alley and Chris Mayhew

Mayors in Campbell County are looking ahead to 2011 with a litany of priorities and projects ranging from scrutinizing city budgets to economic development,and creating parks and health initiatives. Cold Spring Mayor Mark Stoeber said his city will be examining and rationalizing every dollar spent and budgeted and revisit the 2004 strategic plan to be sure all assumptions are still “valid and sustainable.” Stoeber said the city will also upgrade its website in a “cost effective manner” and start a citywide health initiative. “We will be partnering with

local health organizations and businesses to initiate and sustain a city wide health education, awareness and fitness program,” he said. Finally, the city is working with its three local grade schools about possibly starting an annual show of student art work on city’s grounds around May, Stoeber said. “My main wish for our residents is finding that happiness that comes from family, faith, good health, reduced stress (the last 3 years have been very very rough on everyone) and employment - to keep what they have or to quickly find work if they are currently unemployed,” he said in an e-mail.

A big fan

Derek Martin, 5, a kindergartener at Sts. Peter and Paul School in California, wears a “Big Cuz” University of Kentucky foam rooting hand and matching shirt for the visit of Newport native Mark Krebs, a player on UK’s 200910’ men’s basketball team, to the Catholic school Wednesday, Dec. 15. CHRIS MAYHEW / STAFF

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Gunning retires after 44 years of service By Amanda Joering Alley

Highland hoops

Allie Conner is finds herself in a position of leadership on this year’s Highland High School’s varsity girl’s basketball team. And where she’s at seems like a natural fit, since Conner feels its her turn to help out younger players the way she was helped. SPORTS, A5

Staying warm

Northern Kentucky Health Department Director of Environmental Health and Safety Steve Divine offers tips for safely using space heaters. VIEWPOINTS, A6

Watching your wallet

While a common New Year’s resolution is to shed some pounds, Mike Bisbe, a financial advisor for Edward Jones located in Fort Thomas, and Brighton Center’s Director of Development ear Clifton offer some ways to get financially fit in 2011. LIFE, B1

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For 44 years, Ron Gunning has served the citizens of Dayton by serving on school board and city council. Gunning, 79, retired from his life as a public servant at his last meeting as a city council member earlier this month. “Everything has got to come to an end, and I thought it was about time to get some new blood on city council,” Gunning said. In total, Gunning spent 24 years on the Dayton School Board, 18 years as a city councilman and two as mayor. At the council meeting, Gunning was honored by city and local officials for his service to Dayton. Current Mayor Ken Rankle said Gunning has done a lot for the


State Rep. Dennis Keene thanks Ron Gunning for his service to the city and schools at a recent council meeting. schools, and city as a whole, in the past 44 years. “Ron has been instrumental in the overall development of our

city over the years,” he said. As mayor and city councilman, Gunning was involved in the development of the city’s industri-

al park, parks and riverfront, and he also played a big part in the building of the floodwall, Rankle said. In 2001, Gunning received the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s A.D. Albright Award for outstanding educational governance. Gunning did not run for reelection in November’s elections, but said he’ll miss serving the citizens and being active in city business. Gunning is a lifelong Dayton resident and said he wanted to get involved in public service to help the city and schools any way he could. “It was about a love of the kids and a love of the city,” Gunning said. For more about your community, visit

Caswell leads ‘Doing Business’ effort By Chris Mayhew

Near the top of Campbell County’s new website is a link and simple statement of “Doing Business” that leads visitors into Adam Caswell’s world. Caswell, 26, was hired in November as new president of the Campbell County Economic Progress Authority. The authority works closely with county government, but is a separate entity with its own board appointed by the Fiscal Court. Although the Tri-County Economic Development Corp. markets the Northern Kentucky region to companies seeking to relocate or open in the area, the CCEPA is tasked with further spurring economic activity within Campbell County. Caswell, a native of Paris, Ky., had been commuting from his home in Cold Spring since September 2009 until Oct. 31 to Frankfort. He was an assistant to the chief of staff in Gov. Steve Beshear’s office. The timing of Caswell’s hiring

The Caswell file

Adam Caswell, new president of the Campbell County Economic Progress Authority, is a 2008 graduate of Northern Kentucky University where he studied criminal and justice studies along with business management. Caswell transferred to NKU from the University of Kentucky where he met his wife, Rachel Caswell, who is now a teacher at Cline Elementary School in Cold Spring. They are planning a move to Fort Thomas soon, said Adam Caswell. Caswell worked in NKU’s office of government and community relations with Joe Wind before graduating from the university. Before Caswell landed a job as a senior aide in Gov. Steve Bashear’s office he first landed a job working several months in the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet before he said he was noticed for a promotion. to the county economic development position coincides with a revamp of the county’s website. It features detailed information including nine properties either with existing buildings available to lease or land available to buy and develop. The website features listings for “Southern Campbell County,” the “Technology Commercialization Triangle” around Northern Kentucky University, the “Wilder Corridor” and the “Urban Core.” It’s the first time the county has directly listed and marketed a detailed economic development

vision online. It’s recognition that in this day and age it’s essential to have an Internet presence for prospective businesses considering investing in Campbell County, Caswell said. The listed buildings and sites are part of a broader marketing message known as “Advantage Campbell County,” he said. The promotion features assets the county is either close to or has access to including interstate highway systems and having nine Fortune 500 company headquarters and five colleges and universities within a 10-mile radius of

the county, according to a description of the “Advantage” message on the Caswell county website. “We have all the components needed to make a bolstering economy,” Caswell said. Caswell said he has been meeting with owners of existing businesses in the county to find out what they need to start adding more jobs. “I want to know what are the things that are holding up those five extra people,” he said. Sometimes it’s a lack of sewers or other infrastructure like roads that are preventing development of a site, Caswell said. Caswell said his No. 1 priority is answering the question daily of how can he help create jobs, and not just by attracting new business. “For me it’s equally as important to figure out what are the mom and pop shops doing to be able to come out of this economy and help them,” he said.

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2011 From A1 Fort Thomas Mayor Mary Brown said her vision for 2011 includes the completion of the renovation of Rossford Park and the amphitheater and new shelters in Tower Park. “High on my wish list is the acquisition of the homes on Alexandria Circle in Tower Park and their restoration,” Brown said. “Another wish is that we attract some new businesses, especially several new restaurants.” In Dayton, Mayor Ken Rankle said he hopes to see the city continue to grow and has his eyes set on one major goal. “I want to see the economy improve and our riverfront to start being developed,” Rankle said. Southgate Mayor Jim Hamberg said he hopes to diversify the city’s tax base through economic development and continue to work with the fiscal court and state legislators. Hamberg said he plans to continue working on the passage of a senate bill to reduce the tax burden on Southgate and Highlands Heights for its mandatory health insurance for the police department. “I also want to continue to provide the best services for all the people of Southgate and move the city forward,” Hamberg said. Wilder Mayor Stanley Turner said he is optimistic


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about 2011 and hopes to continue to improve the city by bringing in more businesses, continuing not to raise taxes and expand the city’s park, Frederick’s Landing. “This year Cincinnati Magazine voted us number seven in the top cities to live,” Turner said. “I want to try to shoot for a better number in 2011.” Alexandria Mayor-elect Bill Rachford, who will be sworn-in at the 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6 council meeting said he wants to see the city do a more consistent job of enforcing city ordinances. Rachford said he also wants to make progress in beautification of the city. City Council member Barbara Weber, who previously has chaired a city beautification committee, helped Rachford campaign door-todoor in 2010. Rachford said his wishes for residents in 2011 is anyone wanting a job finds one quickly. “I can't imagine being out of work for an extended period of time; particularly if one has a family to provide for,” Rachford said. “I pray for these folks every day.” Bellevue Mayor-elect Ed Riehl said he wants to see the city continue to attract more business, finish up the Covert Run project and more on to address other issues in the city and continue working on the city’s new form based code initiative. “One of my big goals is to have something done with the Marianne Theatre,” Riehl said.


Bark building

Above – Becca Stadtlander, a botanical architect for Applied Imagination, a public garden railway exhibit building company near Alexandria, clips a piece of willow bark with garden pruners Wednesday, Dec. 22 as she builds and decorates a replica of the historic BowenCampbell House in Tennessee for a planned display at Cheekwood, a botanical garden and art museum in Nashville. The house has two front doors and sets of steps just like the real Bowen-Campbell House because at men and women were expected to enter the home through separate entrances when the home was built in 1787. To see more of the Applied Imagination active and former displays visit the website The company has nine holiday displays up, the most of any year in the company’s history, in places including the New York (City) Botanical Garden. Founder Paul Busse runs the company with his son Brian, who was named president of Applied Imagination in December.

N. Ky. jobless rate 10.1 percent Unemployment in Northern Kentucky rose to 10.1 percent in November, reflecting a statewide rise in the jobless rate. The November rate for the eight-county region was up from 9.7 percent in October, according to data released Wednesday by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The regional rate was down from 10.4 percent in November 2009. The jobless rate rose in Campbell and Kenton counties, but was flat in Boone County. Kentucky’s seasonally unadjusted jobless rate rose to 9.9 percent in November, up from 9.3 percent in October. By comparison, the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky regional


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jobless rate fell 0.1 points to 9.2 percent in November. The national rate was 9.3 percent in November, up from 9 percent in October. Campbell County’s rate was 10.6 percent, up form 10.1 percent in October but down from 11.1 percent in November 2009. Jobless rates rose in four of the region’s five other counties, including Carroll (12.7 percent), Grant (10.7 percent), Owen (8.9 percent) and Pendleton (11.9 percent). The rate fell in Gallatin County to 10.2 percent. State officials attributed November’s rise in Kentucky’s overall rate to a larger number of people entering and returning to the labor force. The data released Wednesday showed that the regional labor force also grew, by 1,580, to 232,237 in November. The labor force grew in Boone and Kenton counties as well, although it shrank in Campbell County.

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Schools send home food for weekends By Chris Mayhew

Teachers want school children hungry to learn, and not coming to school on empty stomachs. That’s why the elementary schools of Crossroads in Cold Spring, Grant’s Lick, and Reiley (just south of Alexandria) are all in their second year of operating community-supported weekend take-home food programs. The idea is to equip students with healthy food options to eat over the weekends so they can come to school on Monday morn-

ings ready to learn. “People don’t like to think that it happens here, but essentially we do have families in the district who are going hungry,” said Julie Hale, director of community relations for the district. It’s not as if children aren’t eating at all, but sometimes they’re eating very limited amounts of food or eating foods that aren’t necessarily the most nutritious, Hale said. Unfortunately, there are people who have lost their jobs, and although they do receive unemployment, sometimes there are hard


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choices to be made between paying the rent or mortgage or buying more food, she said. “If a child is hungry then they’re not going to learn, and we need to make sure that they’re not hungry,” Hale said. Before Christmas, there were 21 families with 35 children receiving the weekend food backpacks at Crossroads Elementary, said Kriste Swanson, coordinator of the school’s Family Resource Center. Because people move in and out of the school district frequently, the numbers of students receiving the food backpacks changes weekly sometimes, Swanson said. First Baptist Church of Cold Spring supports the backpack program at Crossroads year-round with donations of everything from cheese crackers and apple sauce to fruit, breakfast bars, oatmeal and cereal, she said. The school has teachers who help supply the program too, including one teacher who brings in a bag of baby carrots for each


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backpack weekly, Swanson said. Other people help with a bottle of shampoo, and a local Girl Scouts of America Troop collects box tops toward the purchase of buying movie tickets to slide into the backpacks on occasion, she said. “Sometimes we throw in a little extra fun,” Swanson said. Grant’s Lick Baptist Church supports the about 40 children receiving backpacks weekly through Reiley and Grant’s Lick elementary schools, said Linda Cross, who serves as the FRC coordinator for both schools. For the church it’s a community outreach, and they donate items including juice boxes and granola, Cross said. During the week children receiving free or reduced price lunches are at least receiving one meal daily, but during the weekends some children may miss meals, she said. Cross said although it’s called a “backpack” program, the children are sent home with full grocery bags that don’t come back to the school. For the longer winter break, Cross said the students were being sent home with a little extra food to try and tide them over until school starts back, she said.


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Fines to be issued for texting while driving By Amanda Van Benschoten

Lawmakers approved the ban and Gov. Steve Beshear signed it into law in April.

Replica railroad

This replica of the Cookeville, Tenn. railroad depot, will be part of a planned public garden railway display at Cheekwood, a botanical garden in Nashville, and is an example of a finished building made by the botanical architects at Applied Imagination in Alexandria using natural plant materials including twigs and bark.

Registration open for first race of the year Registration is now open for Campbell County YMCA’s fifth annual “Frostbite Five Mile Run and Walk.” The 2011 race will start at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, beginning and ending at the Campbell County YMCA, 1437 S. Fort Thomas Ave.,

Fort Thomas. Al Salvato, a longtime YMCA volunteer and avid runner, began the “Frostbite Five Mile Run” as a fundraiser to help ensure families without the financial means can benefit from the programs and services of

the Campbell County YMCA. Cost is $30 if pre-registered through and $35 for day of registration, which will begin at 9:30 a.m. For more information call 859-781-1814.

activity and to request emergency or medical help, and for first responders and police who use personal communication devices in the course of official duties. Lawmakers approved the ban and Beshear signed it into law in April. It went into effect June 1, but the fines don’t take effect until Jan. 1. Drivers caught texting while driving since June 1 have received warnings, but a Kentucky State Police spokesman said no statistics are available because most of the warnings would have been given verbally. The District of Columbia and 30 states have banned



It’s time for Kentucky drivers to kick a habit that state officials say is distracting and dangerous: texting while driving. Beginning Jan. 1, drivers who are caught sending text messages while behind the wheel will be subject to a $25 fine for the first offense and $50 for subsequent offenses. The law also bans all cell phone use while the car is in motion for drivers under age 18; the same fines apply. Drivers under age 18 must also stop the car to enter information into global positioning system (GPS) devices. “Safety is a top priority of this administration,” Gov. Steve Beshear said in a statement. “I am convinced that this new law, which many people worked with us to pass, will reduce crashes and fatalities on Kentucky roadways.” The law includes exemptions for reporting illegal

texting-while-driving in the hopes of reducing crashes caused by distracted driving. “We believe the law will encourage drivers to stay focused on the task at hand,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said in a statement. “And with tighter provisions for those under 18, our new drivers will automatically be educated on this important safe-driving practice.” Nationwide, more than 25 percent of crashes are caused by distracted driving, according to federal transportation officials, and inexperienced drivers under age 20 have the highest rate of fatal accidents related to distracted driving. In Kentucky last year, distracted driving was blamed for more than 57,000 crashes and more than 200 fatalities.

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Superintendent page has snow news first

By Chris Mayhew

When Campbell County Schools Superintendent Anthony Strong announced the news of the district’s first snow day closure Dec. 13, first on his he instantly had more than 100 new followers in less than a day. Before the snow the superintendent’s Facebook page, started in September, had just under 200 fans, and as of Dec. 22, the page was up to 883 fans. Strong said he probably announced that school was closed an hour before it scrolled on television stations, and it was out a few minutes before the district’s automated phone call system was started to alert people of the news. Facebook is one more way par-

ents and students can receive information from the school, he said. “A lot of time people have it set up so it goes directly to their e-mail or to their Strong smart phone, so it’s like getting an instant message,” Strong said. Many of the new Facebook followers are parents, but students are also following and commenting on Strong’s postings. Strong said he’s encouraged that the district has high school and middle school students comfortable starting a dialogue with him. It’s been civil discussions with students giving their opin-

ions on things about how slick the roads are in their area and whether to cancel classes, he said. However, Strong did warn students in a Dec. 22 posting that there have been a few instances of them using words that shouldn’t be used in connection to school in their page comments. “And I have been deleting a few, not because of being negative about the school, its just that sometimes students talk with a certain amount of profanity,” Strong said. Strong said while he writes his own postings, making time for one a day usually, that two staff members read and watch the comments. So far, keeping the page updated has been a positive experience and parents especially appreciate

any kind of communication, he said. The page has become a place where parents and students who might not otherwise pick up the phone or send an e-mail are finding a level of comfort in approaching the superintendent with a question through the comments, said Juli Hale, director of community relations. “I love the fact that most of the comments are coming from the students, and they’re being very honest and loving him when he calls school off and not as much when he decided to keep school in session,” Hale said. The superintendent has been able to comment back and explain why certain decisions are made, she said. The page also has updates on

everything from what school leaders including himself are working on to announcing the news of student Carolynn Dreyer’s signing of a letter intent to play soccer at St. Catherine College in Springfield, Ky. It took snow to get more parents to see the usefulness of the page, but it’s useful in other ways including providing a links to news stories and to a school improvement survey parents are being asked to complete, Hale said. “The snow gave people a really strong reason to go to the page, but now that they’re on the page I think they’ll find it useful all the time,” she said.




Highlands High School students Jessica Ervin (left) and Carrie Laskey emcee the school drama department’s 2010 Talent Show earlier this month. Through the event, the department raised $811.08 for the Henry Hosea House.

Student Abby Sparks sings “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon during the talent show.


Sisters Julie and Wonder Wachara perform a duet to “Halo” by Beyonce.


Jared Metz performs “Elephant” by Damien Rice.


Junior Max Colvill, who won second place at the talent show, performs “I’m Not That Smart” by William Finn.

New Newport program a page-turner By Amanda Joering Alley

Newport Independent Schools are trying something new to help struggling readers at its primary school. Through a $3,000 grant from Target, the district is launching the “Tales a waggin’” after-school reading program with some second- and third-graders.

Using the animal-assisted reading program, students will be able to practice reading to Maverick, a therapy dog, instead of having to read to another person, which often makes struggling readers uncomfortable, said Reggie Taylor, the district assessment coordinator. “We are really excited about this because we don’t know of a program like this in the area,” Taylor said. “We have

been really trying to focus a lot on improving literacy.” Taylor said the district is using different assessments to identify which students may benefit from the program. The program will run throughout the school year and students can earn graduation T-shirts, a certification of completion and books to take home. Taylor said he hopes to continue and expand the program in the future.

The grant from Target is part of the companies efforts to strengthen families and communities throughout the country, Laysha Ward, president of Target’s community relations, said in a press release. Ward said since opening, Target has given 5 percent of its income to organization that support education. For more about your community, visit


The week at Campbell

• The Campbell County boys basketball team beat Bracken County 72-56, Dec. 20. Campbell’s top-scorer was Nate Losey with 35 points. Covington Catholic beat Campbell County 82-48, Dec. 22. Campbell’s top-scorer was Nate McGovney with 13 points. • In girls basketball, Campbell beat Pendleton County 57-46, Dec. 20, Edwardo’s Christmas Classic. Campbell’s top-scorer was Megan Rauch with 15 points.

The week at Bellevue

• The Bellevue girls basketball team beat Dayton 4644, Dec. 20. Bellevue’s topscorers were Megan Arnzen and Brittany Bohn with 15 points each. Dayton’s topscorer was Sarah Schoultheis with 14 points. On Dec. 21, Cooper beat Bellevue 62-30, in the Stephanie Wilson tournament. Bellevue’s top-scorer was Arnzen with nine points.

The week at Silver Grove

• The Silver Grove girls basketball team lost 60-46 to Cumberland County, Dec. 20. Silver Grove’s top-scorer was Cindy Miller with 15 points. On Dec. 21, Silver Grove beat Fort Knox 49-36, in the Cumberland County Showcase. Silver Grove’s top-scorer was Amber Fancher with 13 points. Silver Grove also beat Cordia 55-41, Dec. 21. Miller led the team in that game with 17 points.

The week at Highlands

• The Highlands girls basketball team beat Paducah Tilghman 74-34, Dec. 20. Highlands’ top-scorers were Vanessa Fisse and Leah Schaefer with 13 points.

The week at NewCath

• The Newport Central Catholic girls basketball team lost 48-39 to Dupont Manual, Dec. 20, in the Republic Bank Holiday Classic. NewCath’s top-scorer was Aubrey Muench with 15 points. On Dec. 21, NewCath lost 46-43 to Anderson County. NewCath’s top-scorer was Hannah Thiem with 12 points. On Dec. 22, NewCath beat Lexington Catholic 46-44. NewCath’s Nicole Kiernan was her team’s top-scorer with 20 points. • In boys basketball, Newport Central Catholic beat Holy Cross 52-39, Dec. 22. NewCath’s top-scorer was Jake Giesler with 17 points.

The week at Dayton

• The Ludlow boys basketball team beat Dayton 7161, Dec. 21. Dayton’s topscorer was Danny Sparks with 19 points.

The week at Brossart

• The Bishop Brossart wrestling team lost 48-24 to Grant County, Dec. 21. Bishop’s Discar pinned L. Willoughby in 1 minute, 43 seconds; E. Ostendorf won by forfeit; Boesch pinned Breeden in 1 minute, 12 seconds; and Orth pinned M. Willoughby in 2 minutes, 41 seconds. Cooper beat Bishop Brossart 58-5, Dec. 21. Brossart’s Orth beat Burke in a technical fall in 5 minutes, 2 seconds.

The week at Newport

• In boys basketball, Cooper beat Newport 73-38, Dec. 22. Newport’s top-scorer was Kron Covington with 13 points.

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Campbell County sports teams shine in ’10

By James Weber

A school year, of course, is August through June, but in this space the Recorder likes to take time to review the highlights of the traditional January to December calendar in the high school and college worlds in Northern Kentucky. • In an unprecedented sweep, schools located in Campbell County won all three classes in girls competition at the state track and field meets in Louisville June 3-5. Campbell County High School won the 3A title for the first time in school history. They won three relays. Carolynn Dreyer, Faith Roaden, Taylor Robinson and Anne Marie Dumaine won the 4x800. Dreyer, Dumaine, Christina Heilman and Anna Carrigan won the 4x400. Carrigan, Heilman, Paige Yenter and Molly Kitchen won the 4x200. Carrigan won the 400 individually. Newport Central Catholic won the 1A title June 5, its second straight. NewCath won the 4x400 with Aubrey Muench, Morgan Dubuc, Kiley Bartels and Sarah Suedkamp. Frannie Schultz won the shot put.

NewCath won 13 total medals in the meet. Highlands won 2A June 3, its third straight title. Ashley Collinsworth won the 100 meters. The Bluebirds won the 4x100 and 4x200. Maria Weyer, Jordan Earlywine, Lindsey Scaggs, and Sydney Watson ran those. Laura Geiman won the pole vault. Highlands had 15 total medals, including four by Taylor Rosenhagen in field events. • In boys track, Campbell County 2010 graduate Robbie Scharold won the 800 at the 3A state meet and was part of the 4x400 team that set the all-Northern Kentucky record (3:23.55) with Austin Johnson, Doug Strange and Alexx Bernard. Scharold, Strange, Bernard and Ben Rawe finished second in the 4x800 and also set an NKY record (7:59.85). Brossart won four total medals at the boys state meet in 1A, and the Brossart girls team won six. Newport 2010 graduate Jordan Hatfield won the discus at Class 1A state track meet June 5 with a throw of 151-1. • Bob Schneider retired as Newport Central Catholic head coach in January after a state-record 345 wins. He

is tied for the record after the 2010 season with Bell County’s Dudley Hilton, who left the high school ranks to take over at Pikeville College in December. Belfry’s Phillip Haywood has 337 after 2010. • New NCC head coach Eddie Eviston took over the reins and directed the Thoroughbreds to their fourth state title, beating Owensboro Catholic 42-0. Senior Chris Kelly was named most valuable player of the game and set the school record in career touchdowns. Brian Doyle tied single-season and career records for interceptions. • Highlands won its fourth straight Class 5A state championship and state record 20th overall with a 50-0 win over Christian County Dec. 4 in Bowling Green. Quarterback Patrick Towles set a modern-day state finals record with five touchdown runs. Dale Mueller won his ninth state championship, breaking a tie he had for the state record with former Beechwood head coach Mike Yeagle. Mueller’s first title came in 1996. • The Newport boys basketball team played in the Sweet 16 for the first time

since 1962. The Wildcats finished 29-6 with a 70-51 loss to Christian County at state. The Wildcats advanced to state with a stunning 6034 rout of defending state champ Holmes in the regional final. Newport also played in the All “A” state tourney this year. • Northern Kentucky University won the NCAA Division II men’s soccer championship with a 3-2 win over Rollins Dec. 5 in Louisville. NKU finished 20-2-3. • Newport Central Catholic won the All “A” state championship in girls basketball, beating Louisville Holy Cross 56-40 in the championship game Jan. 31 in Richmond. It was their first All “A” state title. • Both Highlands tennis teams won the 10th Region championship in the same year for the first time in several seasons. Meredith Laskey won the girls singles title, the seventh straight year a Bluebird has won that crown. • Bishop Brossart returned to the All “A” state tournament in boys basketball, losing in the first round. Brossart also advanced to the all “A”

state tourney in baseball, girls golf and volleyball. • Campbell County had six state placers in the state wrestling meet Feb. 20. Garth Yenter finished second at 103 pounds. John Hale was fifth at 135, Korey Shotwell was third at 145, Sean Fausz was fourth at 112, Nate Ilg seventh at 189 and Jake Lee seventh at 160. • Highlands 2010 graduate Brooke Schutte won two state medals in the state meet in February. Schutte finished fourth in the 100yard breaststroke (1:06.89) to win a medal and swam the breaststroke leg in the 200 medley relay that finished seventh (1:54.11) with Mackenzie Cole, Natalie Schultz and Gracie Lynne. Carly Hill and Evan Duckworth were fifth in diving in their respective genders. Conner Downard won two medals, finishing eighth in both the 200 free (1:46.12) and 500 free (4:45.10). • Newport Central Catholic won its fifth straight 10th Region championship in volleyball and lost to Mercy in the state quarterfinals in Louisville. • Highlands qualified for the state tournament in boys golf as a team.

THE YEAR IN QUOTES “That’s how it has been my whole career. That’s how I get all my points, because of my teammates. I give all the credit to them.” Bishop Brossart basketballer and 2010 graduate Jacob Rieger after scoring his 1,000th career point Jan. 12.

“I’ve always been an aggressive player. When it happens, you don’t think about it, but you get a rush when you clear the ball and the fans cheer.” Campbell County 2010 graduate Anne Marie Dumaine on clearing the ball on defense in soccer.

“It’s being with the kids every day. I always had a fun time with my assistants. I’m a year older every year but these kids stay the same age. They work hard all summer and do what you ask. Regardless of the wins and losses, they always amaze me with what they do. It’s very uplifting.” NCC head football coach Bob Schneider on what he will miss after retiring in January.

“It’s awesome, being a senior and being down here four years. You can’t ask for anything better. The memories we made. Last year we got caught in the ice storm and had no power in the hotel. This year we get to remember winning it.” NewCath 2010 graduate Courtney Sandfoss on winning the All “A” state basketball title Jan. 31.

“I hope it’s a happy day. I hope it’s time that Bob can have some peace and do some things that he probably hasn’t had a chance to do because of football. At the same time, it’s a sad day, because he’s the only football coach most people have ever known here. It’s a day when we’re losing a guy who has meant so much to Newport Catholic.” NCC athletic director Rob Detzel on Schneider’s retirement.

“I felt like I needed to say something to get us fired up. We were not playing our game, we were going through the motions. We got going and started picking up the defense. We knew to win conference, we had to win games like this.” Dayton 2010 graduate and basketball guard Shawn Eastin on the team’s key comeback win over Ludlow in February. “I couldn’t be more proud of these kids. I love them like sons.

They’re such a great group. For a small school like us, a public school, an inner-city school, to do what we did is almost unheard of nowadays. In a week or two, we’ll realize what a great accomplishment we had.” Newport head boys basketball coach Aric Russell on the Sweet 16 loss. “It was sharp on both sides. They didn’t know what was wrong the whole year. It hurt just to get up. Sleeping was the worst; it was awful...It was a pretty terrible Christmas. I don’t really remember much because I was in so much pain.” Highlands tennis player Drew Freyberger on playing tennis again after back surgery. “I guess growing up in Bellevue, we’re a different breed. We don’t get nothing handed to us. We’ve worked for everything we’ve got. We’ve had to earn respect.” Bellevue 2010 graduate and standout multi-sport athlete Ricky Buckler on growing up in Bellevue. “She’s an iron woman. She’s not a real person.” Campbell County track athlete Carolynn Dreyer joking about on

why her teammate Anna Carrigan finishes so strong in sprint races. Carrigan was part of three state championship titles in sprint races in June, anchoring two winning relays and winning the individual 400. “I was fifth at the break and I’m like, oh man, I don’t think I’m doing too good, but I looked at my split and it was 54 (seconds) so I realized I was on pace. I stopped freaking out and started moving.” Campbell County 2010 graduate Robbie Scharold on his state championship in the 800 meters June 5. “He means everything to this program. He has been a crucial part of building it to where it is today. I was fortunate to take over a program that was in really good shape.” Brossart baseball coach Matt Grosser on former coach Ed Schultz, who died of cancer in May. “I’m having a blast. I’m making the most of my senior year, for sure. I love this team; they’re my brothers. This is something I will remember for the rest of my life: My senior homecoming, beating Cooper in overtime. It was a great game.”

Campbell County quarterback Michael Kremer on beating Cooper in overtime in October. “I love the history of Highlands football. I was a Highlands football fan when they won the first championship. I was in kindergarten back then, so it means so much to me, but really I wanted this team to win this one.” Highlands football coach Dale Mueller after Highlands’ win in the Class 5A state finals Dec. 4. It was the 50th anniversary year of the school’s first championship. “I’ve been doing this for five years and it’s going to be strange knowing I won’t be doing this again. Nothing compares to this. I like track, but cross country is a lot more fun.” Brossart senior Zach Holtkamp after his last state cross country meet Nov. 13. “It’s amazing. I can’t explain it. Two years ago, seeing the seniors cry in the locker room, I didn’t want it to end like that for us. We had to go out and get it.” NewCath football player Jake Cain on the team’s state championship in December.

Conner leads young Bluebirds By James Weber

Allie Conner has played a long time for the Highlands girls basketball team with senior leaders helping her. Now she’s the senior leader. The point guard has helped Highlands to a 5-3 start this season, including a runner-up finish in the Kenton County Classic Dec. 2022. “I love it because in past years people have been leading me but now it’s my turn to help people out,” Conner said. “It’s been great so far.” Conner, a four-year varsity player at guard, has been the veteran of a young Blue-

birds team which gets heavy production from six sophomores. One of those has been forward Leah Schaefer, a tall left-hander who scored a career 16 points in a win over Scott Dec. 21. Another soph, guard Ava Abner, had a career-high 12 in that same game. Schaefer and Conner have been the leading scorers for the season. “Schaefer has had a great year so far,” said head coach Jaime Richey. “We know we have two scorers but others are now stepping up.” Sophomore Jesse Daley had eight points against Scott and sophomore Vanessa Fisse seven. Senior Kelsey

Dunn posted six. Daley outdid them all with 23 points in Highlands’ loss to Madison Central in the tourney final. Conner is one of three seniors with Dunn and Sydney Groneck. “Allie knows when to push the ball up the floor or pull it out,” Richey said. “She gets the confidence from the young girls. She tells them to calm down, you’re fine. It’s huge to have another coach on the floor.” Said Conner: “I thought it would be a lot harder than it is, but they listen well. We’ve been playing better as a team all around. No one’s worrying about their points, We look for each other as a team

and we have become closer as a team.” Highlands previous losses were to Sacred Heart and South Oldham, two of the top teams in the state. “I’m not sure what I was thinking because I was pregnant when I scheduled some of these games,” Richey joked. “I was a little worried about our confidence, but we’re trying to get them confidence. I tell them it’s all practice for February and March.” The Kenton County tournament has been a key measuring stick for the Bluebirds, who have been in the tourney all four years of its existence. This year’s format called


Highlands senior Allie Conner tries to drive past Scott senior Taylor Stinson during the Bluebirds’ 65-38 win at Scott Dec. 21. for Highlands to play three games in three days. “I love this tournament,” Richey said. “It’s a great postseason run for us. We’re playing three games in three days. I tell them you got to get home, get some sleep and get some water in you.”



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Helping babies grow up healthy Having a baby can be a most joyous event - and sometimes overwhelming. Keeping up with all the health information and recommendations when you are pregnant or a new parent can be a daunting challenge. Now knowing what’s important and what to do during those nine months and the first year of childhood can be a little easier and more convenient with a new service called Text4Baby. More than 8,000 babies are born prematurely each year and an estimated 400 babies die before their first birthday. Prematurity is the leading cause of infant mortality in the United States. Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, Text4Baby provides pregnant women and new mothers with information they need to take care of their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 will receive free SMS text messages three times each week, timed to the baby’s due date or baby’s date

of birth. This makes the information received relevant and more useful to the parents because it coincides with the baby’s stage of development. Dr. Lynne M. Text messages Saddler continue until the child is one year Community old. Recorder The messages guest cover a range of topics columnist health including breastfeeding, getting a flu vaccine, keeping your prenatal appointments, watching for pre-term labor, oral health, birth defects prevention, immunizations, nutrition and safe sleep. These messages also provide information on services such as WIC. All of us want to have a healthy baby and Text4Baby can provide useful information in helping make that happen. For more information on the program, visit, or visit the Health Department’s website at Dr. Lynne Saddler is the District Director of Health for the Northern Kentucky Health Department.

Tips for safely using space heaters this winter With cold weather firmly in place over the area, many families in Northern Kentucky rely on space heaters for extra warmth. Although space heaters are generally safe, their misuse can lead to disaster, as has been seen in Steve Divine recent news reports of homes Community burning down in Recorder connection with guest the devices. colulmnist Fort Mitchell Fire Chief Scott McVey says that when space heaters are used correctly, the risk of fire is low. “In more cases than not, it is the misuse of a space heater by the home owner and not the malfunction of the space heater itself that causes most fires,” McVey said. To keep your family and property safe when using a space heater, you should: • Always follow the manufacture’s recommendation for their particular device. • Only purchase a device that has been Factory Mutual or Underwriter’s Laboratories listed for safety. • Never place the heater in close proximity to ordinary combustibles, such as shag carpeting, drapes, newspapers, etc. • Never use extension cords to power space heaters. The extension cord may not be rated for the electric load created by the space heater. • Never leave the space heater unattended. When leaving the home or even leaving a room where a space heater is located, the device should be placed in the

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Christmas fun

First- and second-grade students at St. Joseph Cold Spring put on a performance for their families this week to sing about the news of Christ’s birth. The performance was called “The Christmas Cobweb.”


Ben Schwartz and Grace Schmidt paint their Christmas ornaments at St. Joseph, Cold Spring.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

Are you pleased or disappointed in the way your community plows snow from your streets? Why? “The last block of our street goes downhill to a dead-end. Overall we are very pleased with the treatment our street gets. We’ve only been snowed in a couple of times over the 24 years we’ve lived here.” R.V.

“I think they do a pretty darn good job. All you have to do is drive out of the township limits and see how the roads change for the worse. “I wish they didn’t do such a good job though, I like when the roads all snow covered. Hope we get a blizzard this year!” T.J.F. “We’ve lived in the same house in this community since 1970, and I have NEVER been disappointed in how our streets are

Next question Do you think the economy will improve in 2011? Why or why not? Send your answer to “” with Chatroom in the subject line. plowed. “To the contrary, I feel blessed to have people out in the wee hours of the morning, in horrible weather, working to make it safe for us to drive. Thanks!” Bill B.



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Father and son duo Tom, back, and Jon Szabo run Florence-based Red Orbit Media.

Father and son tackle media needs By Justin B. Duke

Tom and Jon Szabo are the father and son team that make up Florence-based Red Orbit Media. Red Orbit has been in business for three years. The two offer media production for weddings, dance recitals and other events along with filming promotional videos. “Our standard procedure is to use a multi-cam setup,” said Tom, the father. By having multiple cameras, Red Orbit is able to create professional looking videos for anyone’s memo-

rable moments, he said. “It’s not Grandpa Joe using a camcorder,” Tom said. Along with video recording, Red Orbit offers additional services like website design and multimedia presentation production. “The latest thing we’ve gotten into is media transfer,” Tom said. Media transfer allows old home movies that are on outdated formats like VHS to be transferred to DVD. For more information about Red Orbit Media and a list of services offered visit or call 859-750-9145.

This week at the library Cold Spring

• Teen Advisory Group 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4 Add voice and ideas to future teen programming. Ages 11-18. Registration required. • Computer Class: Com puter Basics 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6 This class offers training in the basic skills beginners need to utilize the computer. Adults. Registration required.

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• Brown Bag Book Club 12 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3 Bring a bag lunch and discuss this month’s book “The Dew Breaker” by Edwidge Danticat. Beverages provided. Visitors welcome. • ‘Tween Wii 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4 Come to the library and play Wii games. Ages 8-13. Registration required. • Microsoft Word for Beginners 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5 Learn how to create documents using Microsoft Word in this hands-on workshop. Adults. Registration required. • Film Series - Film Noir Wednesdays 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 5, 12, 19 & 26

Explore the shadowy world of crime, deception and femmes fatale with a Film Noir selection every Wednesday night in January. Adults. No registration required.


• Summer in Winter Back to School Party 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4 It may be cold outside, but in here it’s summer. Join for fun and games at the library. Ages 11-18. No registration required. • Book Club 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4 A discussion of this month’s book “Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America” by Helen Thorpe. Visitors welcome.






Getting financially fit in the New Year By Amanda Joering Alley


hile a common New Year’s resolution is to shed some pounds, here are some ways to get fit in another way, financially. Mike Bisbe, a financial advisor for Edward Jones located in Fort Thomas, said the number one thing he sees when helping people with their finances is credit card debt getting out of control. Bisbe said in general, using

credit cards is not a good idea and can really get people in trouble. “Basically, people shouldn’t buy something with a credit card if they don’t have enough money in the bank to pay the bill,” Bisbe said. Bisbe said when trying to get financially fit, it’s important to look at both short-term and long-term goals and make sure to plan for the future. Problems identified early can be taken care of and result in a better financial future, Bisbe said. “Another big thing is not to shy away from the getting back into the market,” Bisbe said. “Even though the economy has been doing bad for a couple years, people shouldn’t hesitate from getting back out there because now is the best time to get in.” Along with enlisting the help of a financial planner to get financially fit, those looking for help also have some

The Campbell County Public Library operates three branches. The Cold Spring Branch is located at 3920 Alexandria Pike in Cold Spring; phone 859-781-6166. The Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch is located at 1000 Highland Ave. in Fort Thomas; phone 859-5725033. The Newport Branch is located at 901 E. Sixth St. in Newport; phone 859-5725035.

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options at the Brighton Center in Newport. “We do offer several classes and services free of charge to the public,” said Bear Clifton, the center’s director of development. Those classes include “2 Cents about Finances,” a fourhour class over two nights that covers budgeting, banking, how credit works, credit repair, saving and investing. The center also offers oneon-one budget and credit counseling, home ownership classes, foreclosure prevention and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), a free tax assistance program where people can have their taxes done for free. For more information about these classes and to register, call 491-8303 ext. 2314. With unemployment over 10 percent, a big step for many in getting financially fit is getting a job. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, Daymar College and Northern Kentucky One Stop is hosting a job fair, which will include 60 to 70 companies. The job fair will be held at the college, 119 Fairfield Ave., in Bellevue.


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Filly Tracks Art Show, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, Paintings, screen prints, photography and more from local artists. Benefits select horse rescues. Free. Through Jan. 31. 859-2615770; Newport.


Community Toy Drive, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Huff Realty - Highland Heights, 2808 Alexandria Pike, Drop off a new toy or monetary donation made to Shriners Hospital. Benefits Shriners Hospital. 859-781-5100; Highland Heights.


Freestore Foodbank Mac & Cheese Benefit, 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m., Keystone Bar & Grill, 313 Greenup St., From now until the end of the year Keystone Bar & Grill donates 25 cents to Freestore Foodbank for every serving of mac & cheese sold and 10 cents donated for half-priced servings. 859-2616777; Covington.

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Community Toy Drive, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Huff Realty - Highland Heights, 859-781-5100; Highland Heights.


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. 859-4914003; Covington. Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12, free ages 1 and under. 859-261-7444; Newport. ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum, 6-8 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Outdoors. Nativity scene with actors in first-century Bethlehem, Christmas light display and an archaeological presentation explaining the replica of a Bethlehem home for the infant’s birth. All Christmas activities free except Museum exhibits, “The Christmas Star” planetarium program and Noah’s Cafe food and drink. 888-5824253; Petersburg.


Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, More than 25 interactive buttons, 250 feet of track and opportunity to be engineer of train. Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Covington. Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Holiday decorations throughout Aquarium, Scuba Santa’s Post Office and Reindeer Roundup game. Scuba-diving Santa Claus performs in dive shows with sharks daily. Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12, free ages 1 and under. 859261-7444; Newport.


Pajama Story Time, 6:30 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 3 and up. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring. Baby Time, 10 a.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Clap, sing and bounce with your child. Walkers to age 2. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5033. Fort Thomas.


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Claddagh Irish Pub Newport, One Levee Way, 859-581-8888; Newport.


Finesse Mitchell, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $15. 859-9572000; Newport.


Holiday Hoopla, 7:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Sketch comedy shorts and music by BillWho? Pokes fun at our desire to make the holidays perfect. $20-$30. Reservations recommended. Through Jan. 8. 859-581-7625; Newport.


New Year’s Eve Celebration, 8:30 p.m.12:30 a.m., York St. Cafe, 738 York St., Dinner available in Cafe Dining Room. Seating limited to first 100 guests. Music by SwingTime Big Band. 859-261-9675; Newport. Jefferson Hall’s New Year’s Eve Bash, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, Doors open 7 p.m. Music by 4th Day Echo. Features Champagne toast at midnight, party favors. Ages 21 and up. $20. 859-491-6200; Newport. New Year’s Eve Party, 8 p.m., Bar Louie, Newport on the Levee, Dinner buffet 8:3011:30 p.m., open call bar 9 p.m.-midnight (no shots, doubles, premium liquors). Champagne toast at midnight, party favors and DJ. Ages 21 and up. $75, $65 advance. Reservations recommended. 859-291-4222. Newport. New Year’s Eve Party, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Marquise Banquet and Conference Center, 1016 Town Drive, Light hors d’oeuvres, open bar, Champagne toast and music by Fast Forward. Dinner Buffet available at 8 p.m., $15. Ages 21 and up. Ages 21 and up. $50. Reservations required. 859-442-7776; Wilder. New Year’s Eve Bash, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dinner buffet at 7 p.m., Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar and Grand Ballroom. Champagne toasts, one free drink ticket and cash bar. Music by the Rusty Griswalds 9 p.m.-1 a.m. VIP , appetizers, party favorpackages available. $75 VIP dinner ticket; $40. Registration required. 859814-3000; Newport. New Year’s Eve Spectacular, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., $10. Music by Banderas, Mad Anthony, the Dopamines, the Frankl Project and Straw Boss. With Underbelly Comedy show. Doors open 8 p.m. 859431-2201; Newport. Ultimate New Years Eve, 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Arnie’s on the Levee, 120 E. Third St., VIP includes open vodka bar, buffet, and party favors. $15 ticket includes buffet, Champagne toast and entry to Door Prize Give-AWay Bonanza. $75 VIP; $20, $15 advance. 859-431-4340. Newport.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to New Year’s Eve with Finnesse Mitchell, 7 p.m. (Hotel option: $225 per couple. Preshow buffet begins at 5:30 p.m.) and 10:30 p.m. (Also includes party favors and Champagne toast at midnight in souvenir glass. Hotel option: $250 per couple. Pre-show buffet begins at 9:30 p.m.), Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Includes pre-show buffet and comedy show ticket. 859-957-2000; Newport. New Year’s Eve 2011, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Star Lanes on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Includes food, bowling, music by DJ and drinks. Party packages also available. Ages 21 and up. $10. 859-652-7250; Newport. New Year’s Eve Party, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Manhattan Harbour, 1301 Fourth Ave., Music by Fire and Ice duo. No cover. 859-261-7800. Dayton, Ky. New Year’s Eve Gala, 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Vito’s Cafe, 654 Highland Ave., Suite 29, Five-course prix fixe meal with music, dancing and Champagne. $60 plus tax and service. Reservations required. 859-442-9444; Fort Thomas. New Year’s Eve Dinner, 7-10 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, Choice of entrees, sides and desserts. Appetizers 6:15-6:45 p.m., pre-dinner wine tasting 6-7 p.m. $25. Reservations required. 859-6350111; Camp Springs. New Year’s Eve Dinner Party, 7 p.m., Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, Dinner with pot roast, chicken, rolls, vegetables and salad. Includes party favors, Champagne and music by Power House Boogie Band. $65. Reservations required. 859-441-4888; Cold Spring.


Land and Lights Holiday Tours, 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Ride the Ducks Newport, 1 Levee Way, Land-only tour highlighting area’s best light displays and holiday traditions. $15, $11 children. 859-815-1439; Newport. S A T U R D A Y, J A N . 1


Tango Dance Party, 8:30-11:30 p.m., StepN-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Social Tango dancing. Bring appetizer or wine to share. Ages 18 and up. $10. 859-2912300; Covington.


Jefferson Hall’s New Year’s Eve Bash will be 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, with live music by 4th Day Echo, a champagne toast at midnight and party favors included. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with happy hour specials including a complimentary appetizer buffet, $2 domestic bottles, well drinks and glasses of wine and $3 bombs from 7-9 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $20. Tickets can be purchased at Jefferson Hall or online at For more information call 859-491-6200. Jefferson Hall is located at 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, Newport. Pictured is The Rusty Griswolds performing at last year’s New Year’s Eve Bash. They will be performing at the Newport Syndicate on this year’s New Year’s Eve from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the New Year’s Eve Bash, which is held until 2 a.m. and includes a champagne toast and dinner buffet at 7 p.m. Cost is $75 VIP dinner ticket; $40. Registration is required. Call 859-814-3000;


4th Day Echo, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200; Newport.


Finesse Mitchell, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $17. 859-957-2000; Newport. S U N D A Y, J A N . 2


Filly Tracks Art Show, Noon-6 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.


Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., Camp Springs Vineyard, 6685 Four Mile Road, $1. 859-4480253. Camp Springs.


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. 859-491-4003; Covington. Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12, free ages 1 and under. 859-261-7444; Newport.


Finesse Mitchell, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12, free ages 1 and under. 859-261-7444; Newport. ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum, 6-8 p.m., Creation Museum, 888-5824253; Petersburg.


Land and Lights Holiday Tours, 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Ride the Ducks Newport, $15, $11 children. 859-815-1439; Newport. M O N D A Y, J A N . 3


Filly Tracks Art Show, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.

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Filly Tracks Art Show, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.


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. 859-4914003; Covington.


Karaoke Night, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Mokka and the Sunset Bar and Grill, 500 Monmouth St., $8 domestic buckets and $2 wells. 859-5813700. Newport.


Mommy & Me Time, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Star Lanes on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Unlimited bowling, shoe rental and soft drinks. Includes cheese pizza, popcorn, cartoons and movies on lane screens. $15 per child with same day purchase, $10 advance. 859-6257250; Newport.


Filly Tracks Art Show, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.


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. 859-4914003. Covington.


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Claddagh Irish Pub Newport, 859-5818888. Newport.


Ladies ROKK, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, With 4th Day Echo. 859491-6200; Newport.

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People We Knew/Didn’t Know, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 859-2922322; Covington.


Holiday Hoopla, 7:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. Reservations recommended. 859-581-7625; Newport.


Songwriter Showcase and Open Mic Night, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Hosted by Billy Catfish. Free. Through Jan. 17. 859-431-2201; Newport. T U E S D A Y, J A N . 4


Filly Tracks Art Show, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.


Triangle Toastmasters Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth St., Become a confident, more effective speaker. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Triangle Toastmasters. 859-6523348. Newport.


Holiday Junction keeps choo chooing its way through the Cincinnati Museum Center until Jan. 2. The model train winter wonderland and train exhibit includes Cincinnati’s own Carlisle & Finch model trains. The museum also hosts Toys Through Time for the holiday season through Jan. 2. The exhibit shows favorite games, toys and dolls of yesteryear. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. All museums admission is $12.50; $8.50 ages 3-12; $11.50 ages 60 and up. One museum admission is $8.50; $6.50; and $7.50. Call 513-287-7000 or visit

Karaoke Vocal Social, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Juney’s Lounge. With DJ Swirl. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-4312201; Newport.


Donny Bray and Jeff Tolle, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859491-6200. Newport.


The Taft Museum of Art celebrates old Christmas favorites with “Antique Christmas” through Jan. 9. The galleries will be decked with vintage decorations from the 1890s to the 1940s, pictured. In the Keystone Gallery, on display is “The Colors of Christmas: Victorian Paper Decoration,” adornments used to create homemade ornaments and decorations in the 19th and early 20th century. Admission is $8, $6 students and seniors and free for under 18. Free for all on Sundays. Call 513-241-0343 or visit


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How many kinds of time are there in our lives? As we prepare to enter another calendar year, it might benefit us to reflect for a moment on time. We seldom think of time. Probably a fish seldom thinks of water and just lets it all slip by. The ancient Greeks had two words for time. One was the word chronos and the other was kairos. They operate in our lives all the time, though chronos is usually what we understand by time. Chronos time is time in a quantitative sense. It is the kind of time we can count and divide into minutes, days and years. It’s the kind of time we can calculate on our clocks and watches, the kind we measure on our calendars and planners. It’s the time we feel runs out on us, goes faster than it should, and wreaks havoc with our joints and supple bodies. This is the kind of time with which we

are the most familiar – and with which we expect God to be the most familiar. Kairos, the other Greek word, means time in a qualitative sense - not the kind the clock or calendar measures. In fact, it can’t be measured at all. It’s the time that is characterized by what happens in it. In the Bible, kairos time is often translated as “the fullness of time,” or, “now’s the right time.” A businessman may have been struggling with what decision to make for his company, or his family. Eventually he comes to the deep realization that “This is what I should choose! Now it’s the right time to act!” Kairos time occurs when we realize and feel within ourselves it’s the appropriate time, “to grow up,” “to be more responsible,” or “to apologize,” or to “kill this drug

habit once and for all.” Kairos time is more important than chronos because it usually affects our lives and futures the most. It indicates that something is happening inside us for our betterment. Some people’s lives can become sterile and small when they become deaf to the kairos urges of their soul. Cohabitating couples may avoid thinking and reaching a “fullness of time” to say “It’s time to get married; or, to end this relationship.” There could be a 30-year-old man, still living at his parent’s home and watching TV all day, who keeps smothering kairos feelings that have been calling for years saying, “It’s time! Get up off your duff and make something of your life!” But he refuses to listen. Without kairos times, one’s life

becomes merely a string of years that have lost any identifying and personal characteristics. The only markers in our lives then come from outside us: when at 16 we can get a driver’s license; at 21 begin to legally drink; and at 65 retire. The years in between become memorable only because our town’s home team “won ‘em all that year,” or “it was the year we had that big flood.” There is no way we can develop our soul just by watching and waiting for the months and years to go by. Chronos time does nothing to the soul, it only enfeebles the body. There is no way to cultivate our souls in a hurry. Great and soulful events like falling in love, opening our hearts to God, giving birth to ideas or

babies or creativity do not match to the tick-tock of the Father Lou clock measuring Guntzelman chronos time. Perspectives When we get lost in chronos time, which can quickly become stress-time, we lose track of what time it is in our life, and the life itself. What can we wish for each other in this new year? We can wish for a marriage – a marriage of chronos and kairos. These are the right and left hemispheres of the incarnate Spirit that keeps calling us to wholeness. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Melinda Ellis, 38, of Maysville and Stephen Humphrey, 47, of Cincinnati, issued Dec. 6. Sue Pollitt, 36, and Thomas Black, 39, both of Fort Thomas, issued Dec. 6. Connie Mullins, 39, and Donald Smith Jr., 39, both of Fort Thomas, issued Dec. 8. Sheila Craig, 54, and Christopher Evans, 52, both of Fort Thomas, issued Dec. 8. Katherine Haynes, 29, of Columbus and Austin Hendy, 32, of New Zealand, issued Dec. 9. Sarah Brun, 25, of Cincinnati and Andrew Schultz, 29, of Kenton County, issued Dec. 10. Jennifer Campbell, 25, and Gregory Freson, 26, both of Cincinnati,

issued Dec. 10. Mary Carroll, 22, of Wisconsin and William Conroy IV, 23, of Cincinnati, issued Dec. 11. Carmen Delgado, 23, and Jose Picasure, 20, both of Mexico, issued Dec. 13. Juliann Wilson, 27, and Danny Taylor Jr., 30, both of Covington, issued Dec. 14.



Brenda Adkins, 51, of Alabama and Richard Stewart, 66, Cincinnati, issued Nov, 6. Lillian Martin, 57, and Ronnie Dupuy, 52, both of North Carolina, issued Dec. 2. Ofrlia DeLeon, 30, and Luis Temaj, 34, both of Guatemala, issued Dec. 3. Amanda Young, 25, of Fort Thomas and Anthony Herald, 23, of Edgewood, issued Dec. 3. Sarah Beard, 24, of Lexington and Taylor Spivey, 24, of Lafayette, issued Dec. 3. April Smith, 31, of Covington and Derrick Becker, 36, of Cincinnati, issued Dec. 2. Emily Phillips, 28, of Cincinnati and Bart Porter, 47, of Covington, issued Dec. 6.

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Employees of the Northern Kentucky Water District (NKWD) contributed money to make the holiday brighter for some 30 boys at the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky. Gifts purchased for the boys from their Wish List ranged from board games to clothing to books. The balance of the money raised was donated to the Children’s Success Fund 2010. Shown: Ron Lovan, President/CEO of NKWD; Santa Claus; Rick W. Wurth, Vice President of Development Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky; and NKWD mascot, Tapwater Ted.

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French ‘toast’ the new year with breakfast casserole I remember my parents saying, “where did the year go?” and I would hardly understand what they were talking about since, when you’re young, even a month is a long time. Now I get it! I hope the New Year finds you with good health, family and friends, and lots of good food to share. In thinking about a whole year of writing columns, it couldn’t be done without the wonderful staff I work with, like Gary Presley and Lisa Mauch, my “go to” editors. I’m looking forward to another year with each of you, and especially enjoy your shared recipes.

French toast casserole

I love this recipe from celebrity “down home” Southern cook Virginia Willis. My friend, Perrin Rountree, another Southern gal, told me I had to get this book. I’m not disappointed. Virginia is the kind of cook who makes you feel right at home while whipping up incredibly delicious food. This casserole is good for a New Year’s brunch. For more about Virginia and her book “Bon Appetit, Y’All” by Ten Speed Press ($32.50) check out her website at

Don’t pass up her Southe r n p a n t r y, either. Awesome rubs and Rita mixes. This is Heikenfeld my adapRita’s kitchen tation of her French toast casserole from the book. 1

⁄2 stick butter, melted 1 cup packed light brown sugar About 11⁄2 pounds French bread, sliced 11⁄2-inch thick 8 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 ⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger 3 ⁄4 cup chopped pecans Confectioners’ sugar Maple syrup Combine butter and sugar in baking dish. Arrange bread in dish. Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla, spices. Pour over bread, letting soak in. Top with nuts. Cover and refrigerate three hours or up to 12 hours. Remove to take chill off, about 20 minutes. Bake in preheated 350-degree oven until browned and set, 30 to 45 minutes.

Cool slightly. Sift sugar on top. Serve with maple syrup.

you are having trouble with the bark separating. Here’s tips from my webmaster, John, who says patience is the key. John lets the first layer set up for 20 minutes (barely set up), then lets it sit out for a few minutes before spreading on the white chocolate which he cools for four minutes before spreading. Before cutting, he lets it sit on the foil out of the pan for 20 minutes before cutting.

Baked Dijon salmon

Keegan’s Seafood, in Anderson Township has return customers due to Tom Keegan going to unbelievable lengths to bring his customers the best. Tom’s philosophy: Buy the best and prepare it simply. Here’s his recipe for baked salmon. 1

⁄4 cup butter, melted 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 11⁄2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoon butter 1 ⁄4 cup dry bread crumbs 1 ⁄4 cup finely chopped pecans 4 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley 4 (4-ounce) fillets salmon Salt and pepper to taste 1 lemon, for garnish Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stir butter, mustard and honey together. In another bowl, mix bread crumbs, pecans and parsley. Brush each salmon fillet lightly with honey mustard mixture, then sprinkle with crumb mixture. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until it flakes easily with fork. Season to taste. Seafood and oyster shucking video: On my


Hoppin’ John recipe that’s in “America’s Test Kitchen Light & Healthy 2011: The Year’s Best Recipes Lightened Up.” Go to Rita’s column online at for the recipe. blog at and www.Keegan’

Tomato avocado bruschetta

Brush slices of French bread with olive oil and toast. Spread guacamole on top. Sprinkle with a bit of lemon juice and top with chopped tomato. Season to taste.

Hoppin’ John

This recipe is in a book that starts the New Year out right: “America’s Test Kitchen Light & Healthy 2011: The Year’s Best Recipes Lightened Up” ($35). According to the book, in

the Low Country of South Carolina and Georgia, eating hoppin’ John at the start of the new year is said to bring 365 days of good luck. The editors of Chris Kimball’s test kitchen have come up with lots of my favorites, simplified and healthier, yet with no loss of flavor. From snacks to soups to mains to desserts, this book will steer you right. I especially like the Hoppin’ John recipe for New Year’s Day. Check out my online column at for it.

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I like featuring recipes from your favorite delis, restaurants, shops, independent grocers, etc. I know there are still lots of these folks around and we need to keep them here. Let me know about them. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Campbell readiness programs helped by United Way United Way of Greater Cincinnati is distributing $413,506 in Newport, Covington and Campbell, Kenton and Grant counties to

support regional strategies that boost kindergarten readiness and improve early childhood education. The money is part of a

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Leshia Lyman, director, United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky. “We continue to focus on four key strategies get more children ready for learning: quality child care, home visitation, community will and education and data systems,” said Lyman. “The investment in these local data systems will help us assess how children are achieving from birth to five,” said Amy Neal, manager, Success By 6, Northern Kentucky” she said. “The information gained will help us measure family involvement and other activities to boost kindergarten readiness. Winning Beginnings will help us reach more children and make a bigger impact on Kentucky’s future,” Neal said. The Winning Beginnings campaign runs separately from the annual United Way fundraising campaign; it was initiated with a ‘silent’ phase in 2007, bringing in more than $6 million. The goal is to raise up to $30 million over five years from private sources. The private sector goal is coupled with a long-term public policy goal to attract more state resources for improving high quality childhood education. Winning Beginnings will ultimately support three efforts, including quality early childhood education, home visitation to help parents improve their parenting skills and a system that monitors the effectiveness of these practices as they work to prepare children for the classroom. For more information about Winning Beginnings in Northern Kentucky, contact Leshia Lyman at or Amy Neal at Amy.Neal@




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Residents kick off arts campaign


Lanita Bradley Boyd of Fort Thomas and Fran Shepherd of Southgate participated in the 2011 Community Campaign for the Arts.

People from across the region gathered to kick off the volunteer effort to support a community campaign for the arts at an afternoon training and celebration. Volunteers are integral to the success of ArtsWave and the local arts community. ArtsWave offers a number of opportunities to people who want to volunteer for our arts – the extraordinary theatre, dance, music, museums, galleries, and more. Last week, volunteers from across the region started working on ArtsWave’s 2011 Community Campaign, gathering with ArtsWave leadership for a discussion of the organization’s new mission, which celebrates the arts’ ability to connect people and create vibrant neighborhoods. The volunteers met at the Women’s Art Club Cultural Center (The Mariemont Barn) where the galleries feature local artists, classes are taught by local community members, and people from all across the region come to experience the art. The volunteers came together to share their thoughts and interests in the arts – making it vibrant and exciting. The next step is to encourage family, friends, and neighbors to support the creative things happening in large and small ways throughout our region. This support helps make our communities more exciting and lively, and brings all different kinds of people together throughout the area. Many of the volunteers have given more than 10 years of their service to the efforts of ArtsWave, and Christine G. Meyer has served as the Chair for over 25 years. Edgar L. Smith Jr., President and CEO of World Pac Paper is leading the 2011 Community Campaign for ArtsWave.





• Mardi Gras volunteer for Homeward Bound, Covington. Call 859-581-1111. Volunteers are needed to contact businesses and ask for donations that can be auctioned off to raise funds to support our runaway and homeless youth shelter. Also, volunteers needed to collect these donations. Volunteers needed to assemble auction baskets. • Train monitors for Behringer-Crawford Museum, Covington. Call 859491-4003. Will be watching trains to prevent visitors from touching the trains and disturbing the train layout and keeping general order around the exhibit. • Adoption reference checker for Pampered Pets Animal Rescue, Newport. Call 859-512-1008.PPAR, a nonprofit animal rescue, is in need of a volunteer(s) to serve as a reference checker on adoption applications. Personal and vet references

The website is a comprehensive registry of organizations that need help. The site serves Northern Kentucky and is sponsored by organizations including Legacy, The Kentucky Enquirer, Northern Kentucky University, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Vision 2015 and Children Inc. are requirered as part of the adoption application. This position would entail calling or e-mailing those references to ensure prospective adopters are responsible pet owners.

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• Items for silent auction for Ockerman Elementary PTO. Call 859-261-8239 or e-mail taurus51972@ • Alarm clocks for Welcome House. Call 859-4318717 or e-mail awalker@

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Brian K. Pumphrey, 42, 1045 Rockyview Drive, Apartment 9, warrant at 1045 Rockyview Drive, Nov. 25. Amanda H. Beard-Frimming, 25, 3736 Dina Ave., warrant at Poplar Ridge Road and Glen Hollow, Nov. 25. John F. Damron, 48, unknown, first degree disorderly conduct, third degree terroristic threatening, alcohol intoxication in a public place first and second offense at 6805 Alexandria Pike, Nov. 25. George B. Brumley, 50, 200 Brentwood Lane, Apartment B, DUI - first offense, license to be in possession, no registration plates, failure of owner to maintain required insurance at 7109 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 1. Paul W. Lovelace, 39, 6359 Hidden Hollow Drive, receiving stolen property $10,000 or more, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting, possession of drug paraphernalia at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 2. Charles J. Neace, 21, 320 Chestnut Way, warrant at AA Highway and East Alexandria Pike, Dec. 3. Jonathan T. Leap, 41, 719 Chateaugay Drive, DUI - aggravated circumstances - second offense, failure of owner to maintain required insurance at Licking Pike and Camel Crossing, Dec. 4. Ronald D. Wagers, 26, 28 Sheridan Drive, fourth degree assault, warrant at 503 Ashwood Lane, Dec. 9.

warrant at 130 North Fort Thomas Ave., Dec. 16. Justin Raleigh, 29, 409 East Sixth St. Apt. 1, DUI, failure to produce insurance card, possession of marijuana, no registration plates, theft of registration plate at I-471 north, Dec. 18. Walter Frommeyer, 59, 743 South Grand Ave., theft by unlawful taking at 743 South grand Ave., Dec. 18. Netra Raleigh, 31, 409 East Sixth St., possession of drug paraphernalia at Memorial Parkway, Dec. 18. Alex Eppersteiner, 19, 2450 Countryplace Court, second degree disorderly conduct at South Fort Thomas Avenue, Dec. 20. Alphonso Huff Jr., 29, 1725 Russell St., warrant at U.S. 27, Dec. 20.

Incidents/investigations Second degree burglary

At 600 South Fort Thomas Ave., Dec. 13.




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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.

Theft by unlawful taking

At 212 Inverness Place, Dec. 17. At 2400 Memorial Parkway, Dec. 17. At 159 Tremont Ave., Dec. 17.

Theft by unlawful taking, theft of a controlled substance At 940 Highland Ave., Dec. 17.

Theft of a controlled substance

At 940 Highland Ave. No. 3111, Nov. 20.

Theft of identity

At 591 Waterworks Road, Dec. 21.

Incidents/investigations Second degree criminal mischief Report of vehicle ‘s passenger side front fender and front door keyed at 7109 Alexandria Pike, Nov. 24.

Theft by unlawful taking or purse snatching - no force

Report of purse taken inside store at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Nov. 28.

Third degree criminal trespassing

Report of vehicle taken from behind gate without authorization and pad lock on fence broken at 46 Pete Neiser Drive, Dec. 7.



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Bellevue Independent Schools Working Meeting and Local Planning Meeting The Bellevue Board of Education has rescheduled the Working Meeting on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. and will now be a Special Meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct a Superintendent’s Evaluation Training. The Bellevue Independent Schools’ Local Planning committee will conduct a meeting on January 11, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library of Bellevue High School, 201 Center Street, Bellevue, KY. The meeting is an orientation meeting for the committee and is one of a series of meetings to develop a District Facilities Plan for the Bellevue Independent Schools. The Public is invited. Professionally yours, Wayne Starnes, Superintendent Bellevue Independent Schools 2554

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Section 00020 INVITATION TO BID Date: December 6, 2010 PROJECT: Richardson Road Pump Station Pump Replacement SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (OWNER) Fort Thomas Treatment Plant 700 Alexandria Pike Fort Thomas, Kentucky 41075 UNTIL: Time:

Date: January 18, 2011 10:00 p.m., local time

At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed Work is generally described as follows: Remove and Dispose of one 400 hp vertical turbine pump and motor, Replace with a Premium Efficient 350 hp motor and vertical turbine pump, appurtenances, electrical connections, start-up, and testing, at the Richardson Road Pump Station. All Bids must be in accordance with the Bidding Documents on file at: Northern Kentucky Water District, 700 Alexandria Pike, Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. Bidding Documents may be obtained by contacting Joan Verax at 859-441-0482. Bids will be received on a lump sum basis as described in the Contract Documents. Bid security, in the form of a Bid Bond in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the maximum total bid price, must accompany each Bid.


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The Successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Construction Performance Bond as security for the faithful performance and the payment of all bills and obligations arising from the performance of the Contract.

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Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the apparent qualified Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. If the Contract is to be awarded, Owner will give the Successful Bidder a Notice of Award within the number of days set forth in the Bid Form for acceptance of the Bid. On request 72 hours in advance, Owner will provide each Bidder access to the site to conduct such investigations and tests as each Bidder deems necessary for submission of a Bid. Arrangements for site visits shall be made by calling Dave Enzweiler, Pumping Supervisor, with the Northern Kentucky Water District at (859) 547-3265. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid.


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Contractor and all Subcontractors will be required to conform to the labor standards set forth in the Contract Documents. This project does not fall under the provisions of KRS 337.505 to 337.550 for prevailing wage rates.

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December 30, 2010

DEATHS Helen Mary Armenti

Helen Mary Muench Armenti, 98, of Newport, died Dec. 22, 2010, at Highlandspring of Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker. Her husband, John; daughter, Judy Smith; grandson, John Smith; five sisters; and a brother died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Rosemary Armenti of Newport and Catherine Collins of Alexandria; brother, Raymond Muench of Cold Spring; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Special Olympics, 1133 19th St. NW, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20036.

Terry Lee Armstrong

Terry Lee Armstrong, 55, of Dayton, died December 19, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a carpenter and hardwood installer for A+ Flooring, member of the Campbell County Game and Fish and served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo Armstrong; daughter, Terra Lee Aylor; son, Michael Charles Armstrong; mother, Sue Armstrong; mother-in-law, Mary Ann Dean; sisters, Debbie Hirth and Linda Duke; and seven grandchildren. Cooper Funeral Home in Alexandria is handling arrangements.

Rose Salter Barber

Rose Marie Salter Barber, 78, of Latonia, died Dec. 22, 2010, at Rosedale Manor in Latonia. She was a homemaker and a member of United Methodist Church.

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Her husband, John Elmer Barber, died previously. Survivors include her friend and caregiver, Debbie Spaulding of Alexandria. Disposition will be cremation. Private scattering service will be spring 2011. Allison and Rose Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Floyd Baynum

Floyd Baynum, 76, of Peach Grove, died Dec. 18, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a heavy-equipment mechanic for Alexandria Contractors, an honorable Kentucky Colonel and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Four brothers and a sister died previously. Survivors include his sons, Tim Baynum of Peach Grove and Dennis Baynum of Berry; daughter, Melanie Wainscott of Berry; sisters, Doris M. Orcutt of Foster, Bertha Griffin of Fort Thomas and Lenora Bailey, Cora Sabie and Selma F. Pollard, all of Alexandria; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Internment was at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in California.

William Cole

William Cole, 72, of Newport, died Dec. 23, 2010. He was a drywall finisher. His wife, Aloma Cole, and sons William Cole and Charles Cole died previously. Survivors include his son, Lonnie Cole; daughter, Jayne Ortlieb; sister, Alma Gilley; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Internment was at Alexandria Cemetery.

Dorthea L. Eichelberger

Dorthea L. Eichelberger, 92, of Florence, formerly of Fort Wright, died Dec. 20, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a retired legal secretary at Louis Nippert Law Firm, Cincinnati, former secretary for U.S. Government Department of Immigration and Naturalization, a Sunday school teacher at Immanuel United Methodist Church and a member of United Methodist Women, Rosebud


Chapter No. 39 OES, Jobe’s Daughters Bethel No. 5 and Covington Art Club. Survivors include her sister, Meta Powell of Fort Thomas; nephews, Mark Powell, Richard Eichelberger, Jim Eichelberger and Bob Eichelberger; nieces, Lynn Powell, Sue McLean, Joan Metze and Maryanne Steman. Internment was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Immanuel United Methodist Church, 2551 Dixie Hwy., Lakeside Park, KY 41017.

Mary Leach Foley

Mary Arlene Leach Foley, 81, of Fort Thomas, died Dec. 19, 2010, at Carmel Manor Nursing Home in Fort Thomas. She was a retired sales clerk with Federated Department Stores and a member of First Baptist Church, Fort Thomas. Her daughter Dolores Ann Kirby died previously. Survivors include her husband, Ethridge Foley; daughter, Cheryl Denise Davis of Independence; brother, Archie Leach of Indianapolis, Ins.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Harold Lee Girkin

Harold Lee Girkin, 82, of Mt. Washington, Ohio, formerly of Fort Thomas, died Dec. 17, 2010. He served in the Korean War. His brother, Robert Girkin, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Helen H. Girkin; and nephews and niece, Robert, Gary and Karen Girkin. Internment was at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials: Shrine Burns Hospital or American Cancer Society.

Kenneth A. Glaser Sr.

Kenneth A. Glaser Sr., 72, of Fort Thomas, died Dec. 21, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was an electrical engineer with Cinergy, a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Fort Thomas and a past member of Campbell County Jaycees, Fort Thomas City Council and Cable TV Board. Survivors include his wife, Mary Gastright Glaser; daughter, Kathy Woltermann of Fort Thomas; sons, Ken Glaser Jr. of Alexandria and David Glaser of Fort Thomas; sisters, Lois Kamlage of Morrow, Ohio, and Sherry Dawson of Crestview; brother, Terry Glaser of Fort Thomas; and nine grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 1803 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

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John T. Gravett

John T. Gravett, 57, of Alexandria, died Dec. 16, 2010, at his residence. He was the owner of Bullies by God Kennel, where he bred English Bull Terriers, a certified master mechanic and a member of the American Kennel Club. His mother, Nancy Gravett, and father, Robert Gravett, died previously. Survivors include his son, John T. Gravett IV of Alexandria; and his brother, Robert L. Gravett of Bellevue. Burial was in Winchester Cemetery in Winchester, Ky.

Janice L. Henninger

Janice L. Henninger, 70, of Bellevue, died Dec. 17, 2010. Her bother, Raymond, died previously. Survivors include her brothers, Robert Henninger, Donald Henninger and David Henninger; and sister, Violet. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Old Cemetery in Cincinnati. Memorials: Bawac Rehabilitation, 7970 Kentucky Drive, Florence, KY 41042.

Marjorie ‘Jane’ Herald

Marjorie “Jane” Spencer Herald, 84, of Southgate, died Dec. 22, 2010, at her home. She was a teacher and librarian at Silver Grove Elementary, Lincoln Elementary and Mildred Dean Elementary and a member of John R. Little Ladies Auxiliary and First Baptist Church of Cold Spring. An infant son, William Ken, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Ken; daughters, Sharon Beatsch of Southgate and Robyn Kellinghaus of Woodlawn; sons, Mike Herald of Fort Thomas and Jim Herald of Naples, Italy; brother, Chris Spencer of Middletown; sisters, Mazie Combs and Imogene Voyles of Winchester; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Burial was at Sand Run Baptist Church in Hebron. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas.

Frank E. Hiltibrand

Frank E. Hiltibrand, 69, of Newport, died Dec. 19, 2010, at Christ Hospital. He was a retired clerk for CSX Railroad and a member of the Railroad Old Timers Club and Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary Dixon Hiltibrand; son, Keith Hiltibrand; daughters, Shari Hiltibrand and Sheila Gregory; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 283-0404 for more information. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513-242-4000 for pricing details. For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the “Obituaries” link at Memorials: Sara Gregory Scholarship Fund, c/o Newport Board of Education, 301 E. 8th St., Newport, KY 41071.

Patricia A. Keller

Patricia A. Keller, 59, of Southgate, died Dec. 20, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a pharmacy account manager. Survivors include her daughter, January Fay Durbin; sons, David Fay and Tommy Fay; brothers, Rick Keller, Ron Keller, Hank Keller and Bill Keller; and three grandchildren. Internment was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials: Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Dorothy Marie Lunsford

Dorothy Marie Lunsford, 88, of Crittenden, died Dec. 15, 2010, in Cold Spring. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Church in Alexandria and All Saints Catholic Church in Walton. Her husband, Robert Jesse Lunsford, died previously. Survivors include sons, Robert J. “Robbie” Lunsford of Crittenden and Stephen Lunsford of Florida; daughters, Vicki Sue Thorman of Cold Spring and Dottie Lee Lunsford of Santa Monica, Calif.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home, Crittenden, is handling the arrangements.

Joseph Maschinot Jr.

Joseph R. Maschinot Jr., 65, of Eau Claire, Wis., formerly of Dayton, died Dec. 16, 2010, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. He was a manager with U.S. Airways for more than 30 years. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, a Kentucky Colonel and helped veterans obtain government benefits. In 1998, following surgery, he lost his sight. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and boating. A daughter, Melinda Homyak, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Jennifer; daughter, Michelle Mahowald of Eau Claire, Wis.; brother, Gary Maschinot of Alexandria; and one grandchild. Burial with military honors will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2011, in the Northern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, Wis.

Betty Quinn

Betty Quinn, 88, of Highland

Heights, died Dec. 21, 2010, at Highlandspring Care Center, Fort Thomas. Survivors include her husband, Howard Quinn; daughters, Sandra Paolucci of Fort Thomas and Deborah Peebles of Highland Heights; sister, Jane Chambers of Star City, Ind.; and one grandchild. No Services. Fares J. Radel Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association.

Marcella Scherrer

Marcella Scherrer, 91, of Highland Heights, died Dec. 22, 2010, at River Valley Nursing Home. She was a former motel operator for Crescent Motel in Highland Heights and a member of the Asbury Methodist in Highland Heights. Her husband, Clifford Scherrer, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Joyce Glahn of Alexandria and Linda Scent of Barboursville; sons, Wayne Scherrer of Falmouth and Bruce Scherrer of Florida; sister, Patsy Siemer of San Dimas, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Alexandria Cemetery.

William Shockney

William Harley Shockney, 67, of Newport, died Dec. 18, 2010. He was a retired U.S. Army staff sergeant and security officer for Cincinnati Inc. He was a member of the Henry Barnes Masonic Lodge No. 607 and past commander of the American Legion Post No. 153, Dayton. Survivors include his wife, Ethel Shockney; sons, William James Shockney and Todd Philip Huff; daughter, Sally Shockney; and one grandchild. Burial was at Floral Hills Cemetery.

Geri Stadtmiller

Geri Florence Stadtmiller, 42, of Newport, died Dec. 15, 2010, at her home. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Chris Stadtmiller; son, Christopher Stadtmiller; sister, Michelle Florence; and twin brother, Larry Florence. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

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Wishing for a party

Thursday evening it was time again for the World’s Largest Office Party, this year raising money for the Make A Wish Foundation. Jessica Leonard of Western Hills, Crig Anderson of Ft. Thomas and Elizabeth Fessel of Western Hills volunteer for the Make a Wish Foundation.


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