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State Farm Insurance employees from left, Doug Van Winkle of Hebron, Tracie Schultz of Alexandria and Lisa Ripley of Hebron prepare a flower bed at Holly Hill Children's Services in California for mulching for a voluntary project for employees known as a Good Neighbor Service Day Wednesday, June 24. Schultz is an agent based in an office in Wilder.

YMCA offers summer fun for kids By Amanda Joering Alley

A hole-in-one

Golf: It’s the exhilaration of a well-hit ball, and the camaraderie of time spent in the open air with friends that calls people back for one more whack at perfection. “It’s like a disease. Once you start playing golf you can’t not want to play,” said Tom Townsley, 66, of Bellevue. LIFE, B1

Miracles for Life

Tom Starr, who has received two transplants in the last 20 years, founded Miracles for Life in 2001, an organization devoted to raising awareness about being a blood, tissue and organ donor and sending children who’ve received transplants to summer camp. “The first mission was donor awareness ... We want people to know it should be an obvious thing, it’s the gift of life. It’s like I say, ‘If you don’t need it, donate it,’” Tom said. NEWS, A5

Summer fun is in full swing at the Campbell County YMCA. From day camps and swimming to activities and sports, the YMCA offers something for a variety of interests. “We just want kids to have somewhere to have fun in a wholesome environment,” said Shane Ruffin, director of the Fort Thomas location. “We do anything we can to get kids active and educate them on the importance of physical activity.” The YMCA offers full day camps weekly throughout the summer, half day pre-school camps, camps for special needs children and sports camps, said Alesha Meyn, Family Life director. “At all the camps we do enrichment activities, arts and crafts, outdoor activities and swimming,” Meyn said. “Our goal is to get kids off the couch and away from the video games.” On any given day, there are about 130 kids at the various camps, Ruffin said. A lot of the camp fees, which vary between camps, are paid for by the YMCA’s scholarship fund, which helps low-income families to still be able to take advantage of the programs at the YMCA, Ruffin said. “Just this year, we have raised $63,000 for our scholarships,” Ruffin said. “The need is so great right now, any little bit we get helps.”


Day campers (from left) Anna Kiney, Riley Baker and Maria Warren take a break from swimming to pose for a picture. Ruffin said through a new collaboration with Highlands United Methodist Church, children at the camps get their lunch and a snack provided for free. A lot of the scholarship money comes from fundraising, which is done mainly at events like the upcoming Firecracker 5000, a race that is taking place at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, July 4. For more information about the programs at the YMCA and the

Firecracker 5000, visit mpbellcounty/index.shtml, call 781-1814 or visit the YMCA at 1437 South Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas.

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Lexie Crawford, 6, takes a ride down the slide at the Splash Park.

Chase Gordon (left) and Keilan Garrity, both participants of Campbell County YMCA's day camp, play in the Splash Park.

Cold Spring City Council has put a lid on a discussion of a potential city ordinance regulating the setting out of garbage for lack of agreement about what it would say. The idea of preventing garbage from being strewn across lawns had led council to begin discussing regulating garbage pickup in April. The discussions included requirements that garbage be secured in a container with a secure lid and also about limiting the amount of time garbage cans can be set out. But for lack of an agreement on council about what regulations would be fair, council “I don’t know has tabled the if you can ever issue indeficreate an nitely. C o u n c i l ordinance that member Bren- requires good da Helton said at the June manners and caucus meet- common ing that she sense.” gave writing Sandy Ross up the ordinance her best shot to address animals or the wind tossing loose garbage around. Helton said she doesn’t think the issue is that anyone is fragrantly violating any standards, but sometimes an animal gets into a trash bag when it’s set out and the loose trash doesn’t all get picked up right away. Council member Sandy Ross said people have asked her why the city is worrying about garbage. Ross said she questioned if an ordinance is what the city really needs, or if people should just try to pick up any loose trash on their own. “I don’t know if you can ever create an ordinance that requires good manners and common sense,” Ross said at council’s June caucus meeting. Council member Lou Gerding said the feedback he’s received is that people want to be able to take their bags out without having to put them in a can. If the effort is to truly stop garbage from being tossed around into yards, any ordinance would have to look at recycling, Gerding said. “If we’re not doing anything about the recycling, I’m done talking about it,” he said. Mayor Mark Stoeber said he recommended tabling the issue unless council could come to some general agreement about what an ordinance might contain. Stoeber said the only feedback he’s heard that seems to be shared is that there needs to be a time limit for when trash cans can be put out before trash collection and when the empty cans have to be taken away from the curb. Beyond that, council has no agreement on the issue, he said. “I think we kind of need to let this dog lie,” Stoeber said.


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Amphitheater work means changes to this year’s Fourth at the Fort By Amanda Joering Alley While it is causing some reconfiguration of the Fourth at the Fort festival, organizers are happy to see work being done to the amphitheater in Tower Park. Due to terracing being done on the hill leading down to the amphitheater, the festival’s entertainment will be in the Community Center and a tent outside, said Flo Grey, president of Fourth at the Fort, Inc. “Our group is made up of

volunteers and our goal is to raise money for the amphitheater renovation,” Grey said. “So, we’re happy to start the project with this terracing.” The festival, which features entertainment, games, rides, demonstrations, bingo, fireworks and a silent auction, is the group’s biggest yearly fundraiser. “All profits from this event go strictly to the amphitheater project,” Grey said. The project is estimated to cost anywhere from

$250,000 to $1 million, depending on how it goes. Grey said she is hoping, especially with the donations of time and materials the group has already received, that the cost will be closer to the $250,000 estimate. So far, the group has raised about $50,000. Grey said it is important to renovate the amphitheater because of how many people currently use it and how many more could use it once it’s renovated. “There is just so many uses for the amphitheater

that we can’t do right now,” Grey said. The festival runs from noon until 11 p.m. Saturday, July 4 in Tower Park. This year, shuttle bus services will not be offered, but the public can park for free in the Army Reserve parking lot in Tower Park. For more information about the event, visit creation/homepage.html and click on the “4th of July” link.

Shoulder to Shoulder Inc. makes Newport woman’s dreams come true By Amanda Joering Alley Newport resident Goldie Foltz’s house will hardly be recognizable soon. Foltz, 86, was selected as the recipient of Shoulder to Shoulder, Inc.’s Excellent Home Makeover Monday, July 13 through Thursday,

July 16. The group started the makeovers three years ago and have been doing at least one each year since then, said Melissa Eames, executive director of the group. “We started doing this because it was just so evident that our friends that are living in poverty just need a

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Foltz’s house and repaint it, clean it and replace the carpeting and flooring, as well as the furniture. Foltz she cannot believe that her house is going to be made over. “If you’d see my house, you’d know I need it,” Foltz said. “I don’t know what I’d do without Shoulder to Shoulder.” Shoulder to Shoulder’s work reaches beyond home makeovers, offering lower income people emergency assistance with food and supplies. For more information about Shoulder to Shoulder or to volunteer to help with the home makeover, visit or call 371-0444.

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Some Campbell County U.S. Postal Service Offices will close early July 3, and all Post Offices will be closed and mail delivery suspend on July 4 except Express Mail. The hours for local post offices for July 3 will be: • Closing at noon: Alexandria 41001, California 41007, Fort Thomas 41075, and Highland Heights 41076. • Melbourne 41059 will be open until 4:30 p.m. • The Newport Main Office will close at 2 p.m. • Silver Grove 41085 will be open until 4 p.m. Commercial customers are being asked to check with their bulk mail acceptance unit for July 3 hours of operation. All Post Office will be open and resume regular mail delivery Monday, July 6.

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Fort Thomas resident Jeff Lyman walks his pet pig, Odie, down South Fort Thomas Avenue Friday, May 1.

Newport school officials face tough choices, possible building closings By Amanda Joering Alley Newport Independent Schools officials have some tough choices to make in the near future. With declining enrollment and lack of funding, the Board of Education has called for the district’s Local Planning Committee to revamp the current Facilities Plan. That revamp may include closing one or more schools or reconfiguring the current set-up of the schools. “We decided we need to look at the direction our schools need to take to prepare for the future,” said Assistant Superintendent John Sowinsky. “If we don’t take a proactive approach, down the road sometime there may not be Newport schools.” Sowinsky said there just isn’t enough money to sustain the district’s five schools, especially with a declining amount of students in the city. Since the 1960s, the enrollment in the district has dropped from 6,600 to 1,900 currently.


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Sowinsky said all the students in the district’s three elementary schools could fit into A.D. Owens, with one classroom to spare. The talk of closures brought about 50 parents of students from Mildred Dean Elementary out to the committee’s public hearing about the issue. Being the district’s smallest elementary school and also being the one that is the most expensive to heat and cool due to the way it was built, concerns have risen that Mildred Dean may be first in line to close. At the same time, Mildred Dean is the district’s highest performing school on standardized tests. Tracey Herman, mother of one current and one former student at Mildred Dean, said she attributes their academic success to the teachers at the school and doesn’t agree with closing it. “I don’t have a solution, but I know closing Mildred Dean is not in the best interest of the district,” Herman said. “I know that if Mildred Dean ends up closing, you’ll lose two more kids.” Herman was one of many parents who said that if Mildred Dean closes, they will pull their kids out of Newport schools. After decided on a recommendation, the committee will report to the board, who will make the final decision. Sowinsky said even if the board decided to close one or more schools, the earliest they would close would be the 2010-2011 school year.


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Carole Amend, chair of the St. Therese Church Festival in Southgate, headed up the reorganization of the festival after a wind storm June 25 knocked over tents and lights previously set up for the event.




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Four area counties have been awarded grants to help farmers improve and diversify their production. The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $5.4 million to 50 projects across the state. The local grants were: Campbell County Conservation District, $34,847; Grant County Cattlemen's Association, Inc., $195,000; Owen County Farm Bureau, Inc., $350,000; and Pendleton County Agricultural Diversification Association, Inc., $223,188. - The Kentucky Enquirer


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Camp helps children with transplants live full lives Youth Camp for transplant recipients

Tom Starr, one of the longest living transplant recipients, is working to encourage kids who’ve received transplants to live life to the fullest. Tom, who has received two transplants in the last 20 years, founded Miracles for Life in 2001 and recently moved the business from Blue Ash to 1081-B Ohio 28, Suite 237, in Milford. “We loved Blue Ash, but we’ve really been embraced by all of Clermont County ... It’s just easier to interact out here,” Tom said. “We’ve found everyone extremely friendly, very giving and anxious to help us.” Miracles for Life is an organization devoted to raising awareness about being a blood, tissue and organ donor and sending children who’ve received transplants to summer camp. Miracles for Life also gives out college scholarships. “The first mission was donor awareness ... We want people to know it

Any child who has received a transplant is invited to Tom Starr’s Miracles for Life Youth Camp for Organ and Tissue Transplants at Camp Joy Outdoor Educational Center in Clarksville. The camp is free and will be held Friday, Sept. 11 through Sunday, Sept. 13. A motorcycle ride and parent day camp also will take place Sunday. Starr is actively seeking campers and volunteers. For more information, call Starr at 248-4665, e-mail him at or visit

“The first mission was donor awareness ... We want people to know it should be an obvious thing, it’s the gift of life. It’s like I say, ‘If you don’t need it, donate it.’”

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should be an obvious thing, it’s the gift of life. It’s like I say, ‘If you don’t need it, donate it,’” Tom said. This is the first year the organization has sponsored a summer camp, but it’s a goal Starr has wanted since the beginning. The threeday camp, which will be free for campers, will take place Friday, Sept. 11,

through Sunday, Sept. 13, at Camp Joy Outdoor Educational Center in Clarksville, Ohio. The only fee is $25 for registration. “I want to inspire kids to be as great as they can be by doing all the outdoor activities that Camp Joy has to offer. I want to urge them to see that they’ve got a second chance and they need to grab all the life they possibly can,” Tom said. The camp will be cappedoff with a parent’s day camp following a motorcycle ride to Camp Joy. The ride will start at 10 a.m. at the Quaker Steak and Lube in Milford and leave for the camp around noon. Cost is $10 for a driver and $5 for a rider. The proceeds to go toward paying for the camp.



Parents who visit the camp Sunday will join in activities with other parents for support and networking. Tom’s brother, Larry Starr, has always been one of Tom’s biggest supporters. When Tom had his first transplant in 1988, Larry was the head athletic trainer for the Cincinnati Reds. “It’s traumatic for the family to have a family member who needs a transplant ... it has made such an impact,” Larry said. “Tom has really become a big hero for me because he’s always found the energy to get his message out and find ways to educate people on the importance of being a donor.” Before he founded Mira-

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Conference fills void in teacher training By Chris Mayhew

About 450 educators from across Northern Kentucky were in summer session June 29-30 in to brush up on techniques for making their own classrooms more successful in the coming year. The Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services, based in Cold Spring, hosted the area-wide conference in Erlanger on a myriad of issues ranging from alternatives to suspension for administrators to strategies for improving reading skills and techniques for working with students with Apraxia, a speech disorder. “The whole emphasis of this thing is making kids successful,” said Linda Alford, director of the Northern Kentucky Special Education Cooperative. Many of the topics of the summer conference were something that teachers and administrators needed, but couldn’t fulfill because of district budgetary reasons, Alford said. Filling those needs is part of the cooperative’s mission, she said. The featured speaker at the conference, although one of many, was William L. McBride, Ph.D., a national reading consultant who has worked with developing secondary language arts and social

studies materials. McBride was scheduled to present four workshops, including “Engaging the Disengaged: Energizing Adolescent Learners,” and three “Building Literacy” workshops in the subjects of science, math, and composition skills in language arts. Part of the mission of the conference is to focus on flexibility to help remind educators to not get stuck thinking there is only one way to work with a student. Alford, who was formerly an administrator in Campbell County Schools before joining the education cooperative, said she hates labels in the classroom, it’s what the child’s needs are that’s important. Alford said she once remembers a child who was doing fine learning in a standard classroom, but tests revealed he had special needs. When the student was taken out of the standard classroom, his performance on tests and other measures worsened instead of getting better. But the most important part of the conference may be the networking possibilities and chance to share ideas, she said. “Whenever you get 450 together something’s going to happen that’s gong to impact the children in the classroom,” Alford said.

Fourth-grader Sudar Addepalli (left) and fifth-grader Thomas Chalk try to make a boat out of 10 straws, one piece of saran wrap and two pieces of tape for an experiment at the camp.

Calling all engineers! Fifth-grader Tommy Browe checks to see if the solar heater he made melted a candy bar from sitting in the sun during the Fort Thomas Independent Schools' Calling All Engineers camp, part of the district's Summer Enrichment Program.

Elementary seeks 10-minute longer day By Chris Mayhew

Campbell Ridge Elementary School is considering adding 10 minutes to the school day next year. Dismissal time would be 3:25 p.m. instead of 3:15 p.m. under the proposed schedule. The School Based Decision Making Council at Campbell Ridge has tentatively approved the change pending approval by the Campbell County Schools Board of Education. The school can use the extra time for three reasons including improving the student dismissal process by shortening the time some students wait for their bus pickup after school. The other two reasons include giving teachers more time for better planning of interventions and reviewing student assessment data, and more time for students to eat their lunch in the cafeteria and play at recess. The request was tabled by the board at the June 22 meeting, but will be on the agenda for the July 15 board meeting. Principal Anthony Mazzei said the proposal is pending feedback from parents at the July SBDM meeting and the board’s approval. Part of the addition of the time will help the school save money by not having to hire substitute teachers to fill-in for grade-level teachers at the end of the day, Mazzei said.

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Under the proposed schedule, specific grade levels will go back to physical education or art classes while the teachers for that grade level discuss individual student intervention strategies and review assessments with administrators. The school could do the schedule changes without the extra 10 minutes if necessary, but having the extra 10 minutes would make the schedule easier on students and staff, he said. For students, the plan is to use five of the extra 10 minutes at recess, Mazzei said. “So, kids can get a little more physical activity,” he said. The change will also allow the dismissal of students in a shorter amount of time, making it more efficient, and using the time instead for instruction purposes during the day, Mazzei said. Typically, about seven or eight buses arrive at the school in time for the 3:15 p.m. dismissal, but all the buses don’t end up arriving until 3:45 p.m., he said. “So, for the kids whose buses don’t get there until 3:45 p.m., they really won’t notice a big difference,” Mazzei said. Parents who have their children picked up by car will notice the most by adding 10 minutes to the day and dismissing at 3:25 p.m., he said. “For our car riders, it’s definitely going to add 10 minutes,” Mazzei said.


Griffin Industries gift provides $7 million to support NKU’s Informatics Center Northern Kentucky University announced June 26 that it has received a $6 million gift from Griffin Industries to support the university’s efforts to equip its new NKU informatics center with some of the world’s most advanced informatics instrumentation. The gift will be matched by $1 million from the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Comprehensive University Excellence Trust Fund, bringing the total impact of the gift to $7 million. The facility, scheduled to open in fall 2011, will be named Griffin Hall, pending NKU Board of Regents approval. NKU is in the process of raising $17.3 million to complete and equip the building, supplementing the $35.5 million allocated by the state for its construction. “Only a few short weeks ago we gathered to break ground on what will be one of the most advanced informatics centers in the country,” said NKU President James Votruba. “Today, we celebrate a vision – not just the vision that we have for this facility, but the vision that Griffin Industries has for this region’s future. Our friendship with the Griffin family

has always been strong, and today we take that relationship to the next level.” Robert Griffin, CEO of Griffin Industries, said the company saw this as an “extraordinary opportunity” to impact the region’s future. Griffin Hall will house NKU’s College of Informatics, which consists of three academic departments as well as an outreach unit, the Infrastructure Management Institute. It is being designed by Goody Clancy, which has designed stunning university buildings throughout the United States, including on the campuses of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Michigan, Harvard University and the University of Chicago. NKU Dean of Informatics Douglas Perry said the Griffin Industries gift will have an impact that is felt for generations to come. “The digital technology incorporated into this stunning building – most notably the Digitorium – will bring informatics to our students through demonstration, development, collaboration, simulation, representation and performance,” he said. “Griffin Hall will be an entirely new environment in

which students can learn, grow and play in the best sense of the word.” In addition to being home to some of the most advanced digital technology available, Griffin Hall will also be the first “green” building on NKU’s campus, having been designed for LEED Silver certification. To learn more about the facility, visit The NKU College of Informatics was founded in 2005 through the reorganization of three departments – Information Systems (now Business Informatics), Computer Science (formerly combined with Mathematics) and Communication – from three different colleges. The number of majors in these departments has steadily increased since the creation of the college, and it now has over 1,300 majors in just its fourth year of operation. In that time, it has launched four new undergraduate and graduate programs while maintaining or expanding its existing programs in everything from computer science to public relations.

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COLLEGE CORNER Honors Scholarship

Chelsea Fischer has been awarded a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship to help pay for her college education. This scholarship award is $1,500 a year. Fischer, a 2009 graduate of Bellevue High School, will attend the University of Kentucky to major in dietetics. While at Bellevue, Fischer was a member of the National Honor Society, tennis team, soccer team, cheerleading squad, Spanish Club, volleyball team and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is one of only 84 seniors in the state this year to receive a Byrd Scholarship, a federally funded program administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. Fischer is the daughter of Julia Webb Fischer and the granddaughter of Dorothy and Virgil W. Webb, all of Bellevue.

Centre College

Joseph McGill, 2005 Highlands High School graduate, has completed his junior year at Centre College in Danville, Ky. He has been awarded membership into

“Phi Beta Kappa,” an academic Honor Society. This award is given to the top 1 percent of the junior class. He has also been awarded membership to “Omicron Delta Kappa,” a leadership Honor Society. This past year, McGill was chosen for the “John C. Young” project. This committee funds students who are interested in doing research on topics of their choosing. He also received the “John W. Yerkes Prize,” given to the highest ranking student in English. McGill has been named Editor-in Chief of the “Cento,” the student newspaper. In his senior year, he will serve as “Resident Director” for his dormitory in 2009-2010. He has been selected to represent the senior class as “Student Government Association Senior-at-Large.” He will be sitting on Executive Council along with the President of “SGA” and the Speaker of the House. McGill has been elected to serve as the English Program Senior Student Representative. He has maintained a 4.0 GPA for his freshman

through junior years at Centre and has been named to the Dean’s list each year. He is the son of Patti and Tom McGill of Fort Thomas.

Guild scholarship

Caroline Wendling, a student at Highlands High School, has been awarded the Charities Guild of Northern Kentucky Art Scholarship for 2009. Caroline’s art will be featured on banners, signs and other media for the Charities Guild of Northern Kentucky (CGNK) Fort Thomas Tour of Homes. Caroline has an extensive background in art and design. Besides her interest in fine art, she enjoys creating handmade cards and designing jewelry. The Wendling family featured their home in last year’s CGNK Fort Thomas Tour of Homes.

Boosters scholarships

Four Highlands High School seniors received scholarships this spring from the Highlands Athletics Boosters Association. The recipients included Gretchen Hinkel, Tyler Smith, Whitley Dierig, and Samantha Messmer.

Dean’s list

Kelsey Schwab was named to the Spring 2009 Dean’s List at Berea College in Berea Kentucky. Schwab and she is the daughter of Sulynn Schwab of Bellevue and Lou Zechella of Alexandria. Kelsey is a senior psychology major and graduated from Bellevue High School in 2006.


Alexa Abner, 2009 Newport Central Catholic graduate of Fort Thomas, will be attending Northern Kentucky University this fall on a full academic scholarship. While at NCC, Abner was a member of the National Honor Society, recipient of the school’s science award and the Abner 2009 prom queen. She was a member of the 2009 state championship track team and 2008 state runner-up volleyball team. Abner was the recipient of the student/athlete award for the Ninth Region of the KHSAA, which included a $500 scholarship.

Abner starred as “Sandy” in NCC’s 2009 production of “Grease” and is a member of St. Catherine’s mission works team that traveled to Belize in 2008. Abner was also offered scholarships from the University of Cincinnati and University of Dayton. She aspires to be a surgeon or oncologist. Abner is the daughter of Jim and Vicki Abner of Fort Thomas.

Samford University

Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. graduated 800 seniors from 29 states and nine foreign nations during May commencement programs. Included in those graduates was Alex Austen Wendel of Fort Thomas who received a Bachelor of Science degree.

Centre College

Several area students recently received bachelor’s degrees from Centre College in Danville during the College’s commencement exercise. Spence Kimball earned degrees in German and international studies, and graduated summa cum

laude. He was inducted into Phi Alpha Theta national history honor society. He was awarded The Leibniz Prize for German Language and The Holman Award for international relations. Kimball is the son of Marjorie Kimball of Ft. Thomas and Steven Kimball of Cincinnati and is a graduate of Highlands High School.


Several Campbell County residents were honored as graduates of Eastern Kentucky University at the commencement ceremonies May 9. The graduates include Timothy Reilly of Alexandria, Matthew Jarboe of Fort Thomas, Cassandra Clark of Highland Heights, Scott Rawe of Melbourne, Angela Dawn of Newport and Jamie Warren of Southgate. The new degree holders join more than 115,000 Eastern alumni in Kentucky and across the United States.


Injured your WRIST recently? Have you recently injured your wrist and are experiencing wrist pain? You could help researchers evaluate an investigational pain patch that’s placed directly on your wrist. Local doctors are currently conducting a medical research study evaluating an investigational, medicated patch for its ability to relieve pain when placed directly on the site of your pain. To pre-qualify for this study, you must: • Be 17 to 75 years of age, • Have injured your wrist within the last 60 hours, AND • Be experiencing pain from the sprained, strained or bruised wrist. Qualified participants will recieve study-related medical evaluations and study patches at no cost. Reimbursement for time and travel will also be provided.

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Grubbs commits to Miami By Adam Kiefaber

On a hot Sunday afternoon, Highlands High School senior-tobe Tyler Grubbs visited the campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. During his visit, first-year Miami head coach Mike Haywood led the 6-foot-6, 270-pound Grubbs on a tour of the campus. The four-hour tour included a walk through of the stadium, locker room and the team’s weight room. After that, Haywood drove Grubbs around the rest of the campus and the town of Oxford. When it was over, Grubbs had made up his mind. “It just felt like the right place and the right time to commit,” said Grubbs, who also had offers from Central Michigan, Ohio, Troy and Western Kentucky. “I really wanted to get this over with before the season started because I am not a college football player right now; I am playing for my high school. I wanted to get my focus off of who was recruiting me and where I should go.” Grubbs is the first of his 2010 class at Highlands to commit to a college for football. Teammate Austin Collinsworth, who has yet to decide on his school, already has offers from Cincinnati, Louisville, Kentucky, Stanford and Vanderbilt. Other classmates that will continue to receive a lot of attention are tight end/linebacker Brandon Roller and quarterback Will Bardo. “It is a phenomenal class, there is a whole group of Division I scholarship football players, more than I have ever had,” said High-


Highlands senior-to-be Tyler Grubbs makes a free throw for his high school team this past winter. Grubbs will start at center in basketball and at right tackle in football during the 2009-2010 school year. However, it was Grubbs ability on the football field that earned him a scholarship at Miami (Ohio). lands head coach Dale Mueller, who believes there a lot of other D-I players in his 2010 class. One that Grubbs and Mueller are high on is Bardo, who will start for the first year at quarterback for the Bluebirds. Grubbs will protect the left-handed quarterback’s blind side from the position of right tackle this year. Next fall, Grubbs is expected to be playing the same position as a Redhawk. “He is just a great player and I am looking forward to him having a great senior year,” Mueller said. “He has really continued to improve every season. He started off well as a junior, but he really developed last year and by the end of the season he was a domi-

nating offensive lineman.” The dominating lineman also attracted colleges with his challenging curriculum. Already in his high school career, Grubbs has taken Advanced English III, Advanced Placement American History, Advanced Spanish III and Advanced Pre-Calculus. “I know that football is a violent sport, especially for linemen,” Grubbs said. “At any second a pile can roll up on you or you could get hit in the knee and you won’t be able to play football for the rest of your life. “I understand that nothing is guaranteed and you have to be ready for life after football, and I felt that Miami would be better suited to prepare me for that.”

Campbell County 2009 graduate Paige Bowling drives against Holy Cross alum Amie Noll during the Legends League June 25 at Thomas More College. Bowling will play for Thomas More next season. The league has its postseason tournament July 9, with semifinals and finals July 16.

Driving toward the goal NKU incoming senior Rachel Lantry takes a shot during her team’s win in the Legends League June 25. The Campus Book and Supply team comprises the current NKU roster. JAMES WEBER/STAFF

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Cheerful elite


Cincinnati Elite Premier Athletics Mini Allstar cheerleading team takes first place at the International All-Levels Championship for ages 5 to 8, May 3. In top row are coaches Clinton Wigglesworth and Amanda Steffen. In third row are McCartney Bender, Grace Holmes, Mackenzie Brown, Haley Lyon, Morgan Harden, Ava Phelps, Rebecca Pruss, Ally McLoughlin, Kennedy Brown and Teagan Adams. In second row are Caroline Varda and Lauren Herbert. In bottom row are Olivia Cook, Alyssa Moreland, Sarah Reynolds, Kendall Yelton, McKenna Anthony, Abby Nordloh, Madyson Finnell and Lindsey Foust.

First to the finish

The Campbell County High School Freshman girls’ track team celebrates taking first place overall and first place for all large schools at the recent Northern Kentucky Regional meet. From left are Kaitlin Conway, Christina Heilman, Faith Roaden, Alysa McGovern, Brianna Schraer and Megan Rauch. Not pictured are Kennedy Berkley, Brittany Schneider, Jessica Holden, Cassie Robinson, Stephanie Reis and eighth-grader Taylor Robinson. The girls also had seven first-place finishes, one second-place finish and five third place finishes. The boys finished eighth overall and had a second and a third-place finish.


Newport Central Catholic senior Michelle Woods will attend the College of Mount St. Joseph and play volleyball this fall for the Lions. Woods, a 5-foot-2-inch setter, won her team’s best defense award in 2008-2009. She also played softball while in high school and made the 36th District All-Tournament team this past spring. In addition, Woods was in the Students for Life Pep Club, and on her school’s Honor Roll in the Anthony Munoz Leadership Conference. Michelle, the daughter of Donna and Mike Woods, is planning on majoring in Athletic Training at the Mount.

Bellevue Hall of Fame

Bellevue High School will accept nominations for its seventh hall of fame class until July 8. Nominations can be sent to the high school or by calling Joe Bones Egan at 802-9714 or athletic director Nick Wilson at 630-4445. The class will be inducted prior to the Scott-Bellevue football game Sept. 11.

Golf benefit

A golf outing benefiting the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame will be at Devou Park Golf Course Saturday, July 18. Shotgun start is at 7:30 a.m. The $50 per player cost includes 18 holes, two players per cart, beer, pop, grilled sandwiches and a logo T-shirt for each player. Last Christmas, donations were made to six local charities from some of the proceeds from the golf tournament. The hall of fame honors athletes from Kenton, Boone and Campbell counties. Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame is conducting a hall of fame night with the Florence Freedom at Champion Window Field at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 22. A group picture will be taken of all hall of fame members in attendance on the field at 6:15 p.m. Reduced ticket prices will be available for hall of fame members. Contact Joe Brennan at 3842411, or Jack Aynes at 491-2587.

SIDELINES Swim tryouts

The M.E. Lyons YMCA/Anderson Barracudas swim team will have two tryout dates for swimmers ages 6 to 18 (at all levels) who are interested in becoming a member. Try-outs are at 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 13, and Monday, July 27, at the M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike in Anderson Township. The team has practice groups in both Anderson and at the Campbell County YMCA.

Registration is at 4 p.m. Try-outs are free. Call Jeremy Bannon or Cathi Sander at 474-1400.

Eagles seek baseball player

The Northern Kentucky Eagles 9U baseball team is looking for a player. The team plays games throughout Northern Kentucky in the Tri-State League and in local tournaments. Players cannot turn 10 before May 1 of this year. Call Rick Colvin at 513-260-4384.

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It’s game time

Game time celebrates going undefeated this season and winning the fifth-grade girls’ AAU championship title at SOASare from left: Back row, coaches Mark Cuthrell and Rob Coffey; middle row, Emma Verst of Cold Spring, Lexie Aytes of Villa Hills, Kierston Clukey of Ft. Thomas and Abey King of Alexandria; front row, Taylor Jolly of Campbell County, Ashley Lother of Ft. Thomas, Haley Coffey of Ft. Thomas and Michaela Kennedy. Not pictured are Maria Cuthrell and Ashley Justice.


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Campbell County High School Senior Katie Kitchen signs a letter of intent to play basketball for the Thomas More Saints this fall. Kitchen signed in front of a crowd that included her coaches, parents, friends and administrators.




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In support of Rachford

I was impressed with the Recorder news that Bill Rachford has decided to run for mayor of Alexandria. Not too long ago I had written him along with the Mayor McGinley and other Alexandria City Council members. I asked them then to take action to upgrade the various roadways leading to and from two future mega residential developments on the west side of Alexandria. Bill Rachford was the only city

official who contacted me and acknowledged the importance of my request. This is the type of civic concern that rises above playing politics and promoting cliques. We need to get behind Bill and others like him. I hope the people of Alexandria will chose Bill to guide the city's future growth. We can trust him. Steve Roth Orlando Drive Alexandria

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America celebrates Independence Day U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement as Americans prepare to celebrate Independence Day, 2009: On this day in 1776, 56 brave Americans signed their names to the Declaration of Independence. By signing that piece of paper, they pledged to defend liberty— even at the cost of their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. Today, over two hundred and thirty years later, the liberty they fought to defend still endures. And the nation they helped build now inspires the world. Along with barbecues, and parades, and fireworks, Independence Day is about an idea: that America has faith in freedom. We want everybody to enjoy the blessings of liberty. So this Independence Day, remember that the Fourth of July is more than just a date on a calendar. It is a turning point in history—the day America declared to the world that man is born with certain God-given rights. That

among these rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And that we, the people, are firmly in charge. Today is a day to celebrate the Sen Mitch vision of these McConnell courageous signers of the DeclaraCommunity tion of IndepenRecorder dence, as well as guest the sacrifices of columnist the many Americans who came after them, each one doing his or her part to preserve America’s freedom. It falls to us to keep faith with them, and see that America continues to defend freedom and inspire the world. Thank you and have a happy Fourth of July. McConnell is a U.S. Senator from Kentucky.

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“I think all future power plants should be nuclear or Hydro powered versus the use of fossil fuels. Only 20 percent of US electricity comes from nuclear power while France gets more than 70 percent from nuclear power. The U.S. has 12 nuclear-powered Air Craft carriers and has had many more nuclear powered submarines at sea for more than 40 years. The United States is the world leader in nuclear technology and should be using that technology more. …. Keep in mind the CG&E facility at Moscow, Ohio was supposed to be nuclear powered. Go figure!” D.T. “I think this is great. Nuclear power is a great, safe way to get energy independent. …. Environmentalists need to get behind this plan as well. My question is, why does it take so long to bring this

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Three entertainment icons died last week. How will you remember Ed McMahon, Farah Fawcett and Michael Jackson? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. plant on-line? What happened to our American spirit of ingenuity? Surely, we can do this safely and also do it faster than they are talking.” T.H. “I think we must try to develop new sources of energy delivery … and I believe nuclear energy is one of the most promising alternatives. I grew up in Portsmouth, and Piketon was the site (in the 1950’s) of the Goodyear Atomic Plant where uranium-235 was produced at the beginning of the nuclear age. “As far as I know, there were no adverse repercussions to this early nuclear development.” B.B.

Rollin’ on the River

The City of Newport and The Galaxie Skateshop teamed up with local businesses, skateboarders, artists, and musicians to raise money for the future Newport Skatepark at "Rollin’ on the River" June 27.

Minors turning 18: Rights and responsibilities With graduation behind us and our children ready to embark on the next segment of their lives, many of us parents have questions about when our children turn 18. Some, like my wife and I, have double the worries with twins turning the magical 18. On occasion, I get questions from other parents with children about to turn 18 years of age that want to move out, get an apartment, and “be on their own,” etc. The parents are usually concerned about the rights and responsibilities of the 18 year old as well as the rights and responsibility of the parents toward that child. Probably a lot of parents have those same concerns so I thought an article concerning such may be helpful. There is a statute in Kentucky which states that “Persons of the age of 18 years are of the age of majority for all purposes in this Commonwealth except for the purchase of alcoholic beverages and for purposes of care and treat-


ment of children with disabilities, for which 21 years is the age of majority.” This statute became effective Jan. 1,1965. Prior to that date, the age of majority, or the age at which a child is legally considered an adult, was the age of 21. Pursuant to the above statute, when children turn 18 years of age, they are legally considered an adult in Kentucky and parents no longer have the legal responsibility to care for or support their child, except that by another Kentucky Law, child support payments are still required to be made until the child graduates from high school or turns 19 years of age, whichever occurs first. However, just because a child turns 18 years of age does not mean the parents cannot continue to demand responsible conduct from the children who need or

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request help from the parents. If a child wants or needs to continue living at home or wants or needs other financial assistance, parents certainly have the right and responsibility to demand responsible conduct in exchange for that help. Such responsible conduct would certainly seem to include a reasonable curfew for an 18 year old that is still in high school. When some children turn 18 years of age, they develop an “I am 18 and I can do whatever I want” attitude. However, the reality of life is that most 18 year olds, although legally able to do so, cannot practically afford to get their own apartment, buy their own car, pay for their own car and health insurance, etc. Most parents are ready, willing and able to help out with those items but certainly can and should demand and expect reasonable and responsible conduct in exchange for that help. James A. Daley is the Campbell County Attorney.

Living greener and healthier Is there a direct correlation between the environment’s health and our individual health? We breathe the air. We eat food grown in the earth. We drink the water. Our children run through the neighborhood yards and play in the streams. I think you would agree that the answer is yes. It’s time to rethink some of our daily decisions which impact the environment; otherwise, how can we hope to be healthy? A study of indoor air pollutants found that 63 percent of the households checked had 2,4-D, a lawn chemical, present. Pesticides and chemicals are easily tracked into our houses from the outdoors, where they may reside on the floors where our children and pets play. If you knew that the risk of childhood leukemia is seven times more when children are exposed to garden pesticides, that there is a link with the use of pesticides and breast cancer, and that a pregnant woman would be more likely to miscarry with a low level exposure to pesticides, would you still use

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those chemicals? Heavy rains wash these same chemicals into our water supply, contaminating it. There are numerous carcinogens in our water supply, with certain levels being acceptable per the EPA. What is an acceptable level of carcinogens in your water supply? Why doesn’t it make us angry that the water we drink is being contaminated by these chemicals? Why do we continue to allow it to happen? We do have a direct impact to the state of the environment through our everyday decisions. According to the American Lung Association, 60 percent of our citizens live in areas where the air is unhealthy, with children and older adults being the most at risk. If you knew that our collective actions could interfere with our children’s lung development, would you idle your car when you are waiting for them at school? Would you rethink your purchases

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and buy local food and products to avoid the extra pollution? Would you install energy efficient light bulbs and make sure that everyone turns off unnecessary items when not in use? Would you recycle more and waste less? What price are you willing to pay to have a greener, weed free lawn, bug free roses, a warm car, etc? Would you risk your health or one of your family members? It doesn’t seem like a fair question; however, every day we are taking those risks. If we want the best for our families, shouldn’t we ensure that our actions don’t risk their safety? It’s time that we realized that there is more to the environmental issue than the politicians in Washington trying to figure out how to curb global warming. We need to take action at our own homes and communities for the health and welfare of ourselves and our families. Sharon Tepe is the founder of Go Green and a resident of Fort Thomas. If you would like more information, contact Sharon at



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Best friends Abby Weyer (left) and Kathryn Ball take a break from swimming at the Fort Thomas Swim Club.

Campbell County girls best friends since babies Campbell County residents Abby Weyer and Kathryn Ball can’t imagine their lives without each other. Since their parents are friends, Abby, 10 and Kathryn, 9, have been best friends since they were babies. During the summer months, the girls can almost always be found swimming together at the Fort Thomas Swim Club, where they say they have some of their best memories of their times together. “One of my best memories of us is when we had (Abby’s) birthday party here,” Kathryn said. “It was

a lot of fun.” Besides just swimming for fun, the girls also spend time together on their diving team and select soccer team. The girls, who go to different schools, Abby at Moyer Elementary School and Kathryn at St. Therese, said some of their other best memories are of when their school soccer teams play against each other. Abby said she loves spending time with her best friend Kathryn and that they always have fun no matter what they are doing. “She just really nice and she always wants to play when I want to,” Abby said.


Celebrate the holiday in Independence during the city’s two-day celebration. On Friday, July 3, in Memorial Park, there will be food, rides, games and music from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. A fireworks preview show will be at 10 p.m. On the fourth, the city will have its parade at 3 p.m. and festivities in the park from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. The firework display will be at 10 p.m. For more information, visit . or call 7811814 for parade and 5K information.

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Enjoy the fireworks at 10 p.m. in Tower Park after a day’s worth of holiday activities on the fourth of July in Fort Thomas. First, support the Campbell County YMCA by running or walking in the Firecracker 5K at 8 a.m. Then experience the Fort Thomas Independence Day Parade at 10:30 a.m. after which musical and dance performances will take place at Tower Park leading up to the fireworks. For more information, visit

The fourth of July celebration in Florence has plenty to do. Some of the activities include rides, games, entertainment, local food, a wellness expo, a kids’ zone, demonstrations and a car cruise-in. The celebration is being held at the Florence Government Center from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. with the fireworks starting at 10 p.m. For more information, visit or call 647-5439.

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Golfers play the greens at Flagg Springs Golf Course Wednesday, June 24.

The calling of the greens By Chris Mayhew

Golf, it’s the exhilaration of a well-hit ball, and the camaraderie of time spent in the open air with friends that calls people back for one more whack at perfection. “It’s like a disease, once you start playing golf you can’t not want to play,” said Tom Townsley, 66, of Bellevue. Townsley plays with about 25 or 30 other people in “Pelle’s” golf group every Wednesday at Flagg Springs Golf Course. Usually shooting about one over par on each hole, Townsley calls himself a bogey golfer when describing his typical handicap. But he knows when he’s made a good shot. “It just clicks,” Townsley said. Everyone playing a hole knows just by the sound if it’s good or not, he said. But the friendship and friendly ribbing often comes in when a bad shot is made, Townsley said. “When you hit a bad shot, it all goes into joking,” he said. Townsley golfs with his high school friend Jeff Barrett, 66, of Alexandria. Both men are retired and graduated in the Bellevue High School class of 1961. The first round of golf they ever played was together, the morning after their prom. “The first time we played, it was during our prom,” Barrett said. “We played in our tuxes.” A group of classmates were up all night, and decid-


Joe Jennings of Grant's Lick watches his putt hug the rim of the cup on the 18th hole at Flagg Springs Golf Course Wednesday, June 24. ed to play golf on a whim in the only thing they had to wear – their tuxedos, he said. For the two friends, both agree that playing golf is about the fun they can have, rehashing memories of old friends and making


new memories. No round of golf is complete without a trip to the clubhouse for a drink, Barrett said. The clubhouse is also where the scores are tallied, and where players make light of how chirping birds

or another player coughing somehow ruined their shot, he said. Concentration is essential when playing, and Barrett doesn’t hear another player calling out his name when he’s in the middle of lining up a shot, Townsley said. Townsley also said that Barrett, who often scores between 78 to 81 on 18 holes, is better than he is. “Golf can be anything from undressed competition to jovial league play,” said W. Brian Lambdin, a golf pro, and the Director of Golf at Flagg Springs Golf Course. It’s something people can play all their lives, said Lambdin who teaches children as young as 7 years old and seniors in their 60s how to play. Golf can easily become a habit, and there’s a popular joke about that, he said. “It only takes that one great shot to keep you coming back,” Lambdin said of the joke’s punch-line. Beginners should realize that it takes time to get good at golf, like any sport, but even for a professional it’s nearly impossible to master, he said. Lambdin said the course has had three hole-in-one shots so far this year, but sometimes there’s only two in a whole season. It’s an elusive shot that even he’s only made twice. Lambdin has one of the three this year, and his last hole-in-one was 25 years ago when he was 15. “It’s the almost unachievable goal,” Lambdin said.




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First Friday Gallery Hop, 6 p.m.-4 a.m. Artisans Enterprise Center, 25 W. Seventh St. Begins at Artisans Enterprise Center. Follow map to see all things artistic on southern side of Ohio River. Free. Through Dec. 4. 292-2322. Covington.


In The Dark, noon-9 p.m. Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Riverwalk Level. Five walk-through interactive areas, which include: The Darkness of Night, Darkness Within the Soil, Darkness Deep Within Caves, Darkness of the Deep Sea and Darkness and Humans. All ages. $8, $7 ages 60 and ages 13 and up, $6 ages 2-12 and military. Presented by Cincinnati Museum Center. 513287-7000. Newport.


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


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

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Bobby Mackey and The Big Mac Band, 9 p.m. Bobby Mackey’s Music World, 44 Licking Pike, Includes giveaways. $10 ages 20 and under; $5 after 10 p.m. 431-5588. Wilder.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. 261-2365. Covington.


Leroy Ellington, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Riverside Marina Bar and Grill, 145 Mary Ingles Highway (Ky. 8), 442-8111. Dayton, Ky.


Best of Shadowbox, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Sketch comedy shorts and music by BillWho? $30, $20 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. Through Sept. 5. 957-7625. Newport.

The Artist as Diarist, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sandra Small Gallery, 291-2345. Covington. Drawings by Taron Jordan, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Reality Tuesday Cafe, 261-4939. Park Hills.



Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Fosters Wine Estates USA, including Chateau St. Jean, Beringer and Souverain. Liquor Direct Covington, 670 W. Third St. Free. 291-2550. Covington. Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Fosters Wine Estates International: Wines from Australia including Penfolds, Rosemount and Greg Norman. Liquor Direct Fort Thomas, 90 W. Alexandria Pike, Free. 781-8105. Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, $5. 635-0111. Camp Springs. Fish Fry, 4:45 p.m.-8 p.m. Newport Elks Lodge, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Fish, steak, shrimp, cheeseburger, chicken nuggets and sides. Dinners and sandwiches. Carryout available 4:45-8 p.m. Benefits Newport Elks Lodge #273. $2.25-$7.75, 25 cents carryout. 441-1273. Cold Spring.


Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Reserve Restaurant and Piano Lounge, Newport on the Levee, Drink specials. 431-7373. Newport.


Dieselboy DJ 7Up, 9 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. With Evasion, McInfinity, 2RIP, DVS, Stuart Allen, Auxy, Shyne, Headrush, Pallaton, Dj Sproket, Kaiten, Jank Nate Thomas and Stylusoul. $20. 800-745-3000. Covington.


Al Jackson, 8 p.m. $14. and 10:15 p.m. $14. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Through July 5. 957-2000. Newport.


Newport Motorcycle Rally, 5 p.m.-midnight, Festival Park Newport, Riverboat Row, Music, food, games, fireworks, motorcycle show and contests. Free. Presented by City of Newport. Through July 5. 912-2509. Newport.

Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Fosters Wine Estates International: Wines from Australia including Penfolds, Rosemount and Greg Norman. Liquor Direct Covington, 291-2550. Covington. Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Fosters Wine Estates USA, including Chateau St. Jean, Beringer and Souverain. Liquor Direct Fort Thomas, 781-8105. Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, 635-0111. Camp Springs.


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In The Dark, noon-9 p.m. Newport on the Levee, 513-287-7000. Newport.


Cork and Fork Cooking Class, 2 p.m. Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd. Cooking demonstrations with wine pairings. With Arthur Leech. $30. Reservations required. 426-1042. Crestview Hills.


Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Promenade. Mushrooms, onions, apples, baked goods, pumpkins, cut flowers and more. Presented by Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market. 292-2163. Covington. Campbell County Farmers’ Market-Newport, 9 a.m.-noon, Historic Newport Business District, Monmouth Street, At 7th and Monmouth streets. Includes produce, plants, flowers, jams, jellies, honey and arts and crafts. Presented by Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. 572-2600. Newport.


Newport Motorcycle Rally, noon-midnight, Festival Park Newport, 912-2509. Newport.


Florence Independence Day Fireworks, 10 p.m. Florence Government Center, 8100 Ewing Blvd. Rides, booths, food and entertainment. With Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks. All ages. Free. Presented by City of Florence. 647-5439. Florence. Fourth at the Fort Fireworks, 10 p.m. Tower Park, 950 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Ball Field. Fireworks display. All ages. Free. Presented by City of Fort Thomas. 444-1055. Fort Thomas.


Florence Independence Day Celebration, 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Florence Government Center, 8100 Ewing Blvd. Rides, car cruise, kids zone, demonstrations, health expo, patriotic salute and music by Florence Community Band. All ages. Free. Presented by City of Florence. 647-5439. Florence. Ted Engelhard Memorial Tennis Tournament, 8 a.m. Tower Park, 950 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Open doubles tournament. Any combination of men or women team may enter. Players must be available all day. Teams must bring tennis balls. Tennis balls advance with winners. $6 per team. Registration required by July 1. Presented by Fort Thomas Recreation Department. 781-1700. Fort Thomas. Fort Thomas Campbell County YMCA Firecracker 5K, 8 a.m. Tower Park, 950 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Registration 7 a.m. Free onemile Kids Fun Run for children ages 12 and under begins 7:40 a.m. Medals presented to runners top finishers in each age divisions, with trophies being awarded to top three male and female runners. Walkers welcome. Benefits Campbell County YMCA. $21; $20 advance at YMCA; $19 online. Registration required, available online. 781-1814. Fort Thomas. Fort Thomas Independence Day Parade, 10:30 a.m. City of Fort ThomasParticipants assemble at Highland High School 9:30 a.m. Parade travels down North Fort Thomas Avenue ending at river. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Family friendly. Free. 7811814. Fort Thomas. Fourth at the Fort, 7:40 a.m.-10 p.m. Tower Park, 950 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Kids fun run, petting zoo, parade at 10:30 a.m. beer garden, bingo, demonstrations and more. Performances by Dance Express and Highlands Dance Team. Music by Don Fangman and Swingtime Combo, and Robin Lacey and DeZydeco. All ages. Free. 444-1055. Fort Thomas.


Al Jackson, 7:30 p.m. $14. and 10 p.m. $14. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000. Newport.


Independence Day 5K, 8 a.m. Presidents Park, 281 Dudley Road, Out-and-back course starts on Dudley at Presidents Park to Freedom Park and back. Kids ages 9 and under can participate in Fun Run. $9 preregistration by June 26, $15 race day registration. Registration required. Presented by City of Edgewood. 331-5910. Edgewood.

There is plenty to do at the Newport Aquarium this weekend. Pictured above is one of the aquarium’s frogs featured in its “Frog Bog” exhibit. The frog exhibit is available during the aquarium’s extended hours, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Sunday. Visitors can also see the aquarium’s updated Jellyfish Gallery during those hours. You can get to the aquarium early and see the Penguin Parade at 9:15 a.m., which is also available every day of the week. For more information, visit or call 261-7444. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 5


Drawings by Taron Jordan, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Reality Tuesday Cafe, 261-4939. Park Hills.


The Frog Bog, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444. Newport. Penguin Parade, 9:15 a.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444. Newport. In The Dark, noon-6 p.m. Newport on the Levee, 513-287-7000. Newport. Jellyfish Gallery, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444. Newport.


Newport Motorcycle Rally, noon-10 p.m. Festival Park Newport, 912-2509. Newport.

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The Miracle Worker, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, 513-207-7687. Newport. Personnel Board Meeting, 5:15 p.m. Northern Kentucky Health Department District Office, 610 Medical Village Drive, 363-2001. Edgewood.


Campbell County Farmers’ Market-Highland Heights, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Campbell County Senior Center, 3504 Alexandria Pike, Parking lot. Includes flowers, plants and produce. Presented by Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. 572-2600. Highland Heights. Underbelly, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. An evening of the area’s best standup comedians doing everything except stand-up comedy. Ages 18 and up. 4312201. Newport.

Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, 635-0111. Camp Springs.


Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Reserve Restaurant and Piano Lounge, 431-7373. Newport.



Survivors of Suicide, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Christ Church, United Church of Christ, 15 S. Ft. Thomas Ave. Free. 441-1958. Fort Thomas. W E D N E S D A Y, J U L Y 8


Open Blues Jam with Them Bones, 8 p.m. Mansion Hill Tavern, 502 Washington Ave. Ages 21 and up. 581-0100. Newport.

Artist in Residence, 9 p.m. With The Crisp Brothers. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Lounge. Ages 21 and up. 431-2201. Newport.



Al Jackson, 7:30 p.m. $12. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000. Newport. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 6


Drawings by Taron Jordan, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Reality Tuesday Cafe, 261-4939. Park Hills.


The Frog Bog, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444. Newport. Penguin Parade, 9:15 a.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444. Newport. In The Dark, noon-7 p.m. Newport on the Levee, 513-287-7000. Newport. Jellyfish Gallery, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444. Newport.

Running Word Wednesday, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Share writing or monologue, or listen to readings by others. Free. Through Dec. 30. 431-2326. Covington.





The Audition, 7 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. With The Higher, The Closer, Runner Runner and A Decade To Die For. All ages. $15, $12 advance. 431-2201. Newport.


Karaoke, 9 p.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, 426-0490. Fort Wright.

I Love a Piano, 8 p.m. Stauss Theatre, Nunn Drive, Fine Arts Center 101, Story of centuryold piano told through songs of Irving Berlin. Dinner service begins 90 minutes before curtain. $29 includes dinner; $15 performance only. Reservations required. Presented by Commonwealth Theatre Company. Through July 26. 572-5464. Highland Heights. T H U R S D A Y, J U L Y 9


Civil Air Patrol Squadron Meeting, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. U.S. Army Reserve Center, 90 Carmel Manor, Teaches search and rescue, aerospace and leadership education for adults and children ages 12 and older. Free. Presented by Civil Air Patrol. 802-7101. Fort Thomas.


Swing Dancing, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Step-NOut Studio, 721 Madison Road, Music by DJ. Free beginner lesson before open dancing. All ages. $5. Presented by CincySwing.Com Ltd.. 513-290-9022. Covington.


Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Reserve Restaurant and Piano Lounge, 431-7373. Newport.


Jake Speed and the Freddies, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, American folk music with political and cultural humor, tongue-in-cheek storytelling and audience participation. $5, $3 children. 491-4003. Covington.


The Miracle Worker, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St. Roles available for men and women ages 18 and up; four girls ages 12-18, two girls ages 1012, one boy age 12-16. Cold readings from script. Those auditioning for Helen Keller dress comfortably for movement exercise. Production dates: Feb. 11-27. Presented by Footlighters Inc.. 513-207-7687. Newport.


World Tavern Poker, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Keystone Bar and Grill, 313 Greenup St. First game starts at 7 p.m. Second game starts at 10 p.m. Free. Presented by Keystone Bar & Grill. 261-6777. Mount Adams.


Campbell County Conservation District Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Campbell County Conservation District, 8351 E Main St. Suite 104, Suite 104. Public encouraged to attend. 635-9587. Alexandria. PROVIDED

The Cincinnati Pops celebrates the Fourth of July with its concert, “Red, White and Boom,” at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Riverbend Music Center. It highlights patriotic music and features the May Festival Summer Chorus. A Family Fun Zone, with face painting, cornhole and instrument making, begins at 6:30 p.m. The event ends with fireworks. For tickets, call 513-3813300 or visit


Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Reserve Restaurant and Piano Lounge, 431-7373. Newport.


The PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center hosts the Counting Crows, pictured, with Augustana, at 8 p.m. Monday, July 6. Tickets are $39.50, $57.50 and $79.50. Visit The event includes a free pre-show cookout, starting at 6:30 p.m.


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The difference between freedom and license Hopefully we’re learning what freedom means. The majority of people confuse freedom with license. Recall the number of times you’ve heard someone state, “This is a free country, I can do what I want!” That assertion is incorrect. Freedom does not mean the ability to do anything we want. Freedom means the ability to choose to do what we ought. Doing anything we want or feel like doing is not freedom, but license. American Baptist minister and Harvard chaplain Peter Gomes explains, “Freedom’s only virtue is that it enables us to pursue that which God desires for us and which we, in our heart of hearts, desires for ourselves.” To understand and enjoy freedom requires reflective choices about ourselves and the purpose of life. Our founders penned the Dec-

laration of Independence. In a certain sense, it is actually a Declaration of Dependence on someone. For the Constitution of the United States makes its citizens independent of kings, dictators, parliaments, and even majorities as regards to our basic rights and liberties. But on what factor does the Constitution base our independence from kings and dictators? It grounds it on a previous dependence on the One who gave us our rights and dignity in the first place. It says it is because …” the Creator has endowed man with certain inalienable rights among which are the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” If our freedom came from a king or government, then that king or government could take it away. It is only because our freedom comes from

Foreclosures may be affecting your home’s value The large number of foreclosures in the Tristate is having a dramatic effect on the value of homes in some areas. As a result, some people are finding it impossible to sell their house for anything close to what they imagined. Amanda Frank said she can’t sell her West Chester house for the $107,000 she wanted because the buyer’s appraisal of her home came in much lower. “The couple that was going to borrow it had an FHA loan. They came back and did an appraisal and it came back appraised at $80,000,” she said. “That is $8,000 less than our current mortgage and $3,000 than our 2008 Butler County tax appraisal.” The appraiser said he gave such a low value based on recent home sales in the area. “They said the comparative sales within the neighborhood do admit there’s a downward trend in the pricing,” Frank said. Two doors away from Frank’s home a house is listed for about $105,000. But, just a few homes away another house, roughly the same size, is listed for just $70,000, as that homeowner tries to do a short sale – selling for less than the amount owed on the mortgage. Yet another house, just three doors away from Frank’s home, is getting a new roof from new owners. That house had been sorely neglected and the repairs will help increase the value of the home – but more is needed in that neighborhood to get home values to recov-

PEDCO E & A Services, Inc. in Sharonville, Ohio, now has 21 design professionals who have achieved LEED AP accreditation. PEDCO employees who have received LEED Accreditation include Mike Walsh of Fort Thomas. The LEED AP credential, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, sets a

control over the dark part of our human nature that instead of choosing destructive actions, we choose goodness and all that is conductive to the growth and happiness of human nature. Freedom is far more difficult and demanding than license. In his book, “Man’s Search For Meaning,” Viktor Frankl tells of his own experience in a Nazi concentration camp. He reflects on the irony that he never felt so free as he did during that horrible experience. Even though all other obvious freedoms and choices had been taken away from him, no matter how terrible the external conditions might be, he still had the freedom of his own thoughts and attitudes. He could choose to see and act

with the eyes of a free spirit. “None can love freedom heartily but good men: the rest love not freedom, but l i c e n s e , ” declared John Milton.

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“Who wants to hear that without a predatory l e n d e r, without an adjustable Howard Ain rate mortHey Howard! g a g e , without buying on the bubble, here you are upside down on your current mortgage,” Frank said. “I knew it was bad. We have a lot of family who are out of work. We have had some friends who are in foreclosure situations and it’s unfortunate – but in our neighborhood I had no idea,” she said. The Franks have put nearly $100,000 into their house, which is now valued at just $80,000. They’re not alone. Friends nearby have a buyer for their home, willing to pay $126,000, but they too are finding comparable sales are less than $100,000. So, you may want to think twice about making improvements to your home. And, before you put your house on the market, carefully check out the latest comparable sales in your area to make sure you too aren’t surprised by an appraisal you may receive. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints and questions weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.


God that it is called “inalienable,” i.e. cannot be taken away. In scripture, St. Paul showed how God is interested in a real revolution, a revolution against injustice, mistreatment, violence against others and hatred. In other words, it is a revolution against license that permits the dark side of human nature to ooze forth against others. Explaining, Paul writes, “For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters, but do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, rather to serve one another through love.” He enumerates some of the ways we freely choose to serve one another … through love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Freedom means to gain such a

minimum standard of expertise and experience for those working on green, sustainable buildings. It consists of two parts: A two-hour general sustainable knowledge exam and a second, two-hour exam within a designated specialty, said Chad Edwards, principal and LEED AP at Emersion Design, LLC, and vice chair for the Cincinnati Regional USGBC.

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‘Turnover’ a new cherry dessert this summer for yourself and G o d ’ s good creatures, as well. ( I ’ m beginning to think, Rita h o w e v e r, Heikenfeld that the Rita’s kitchen deer and birds are awfully greedy – I don’t mind sharing, but we have


Well, between the birds and the deer, the wildlife in my little world is fed well. The birds are eating my elderberries before they’re even ripe. The deer chomped down my sunflowers and I’m praying they don’t have a hankering for my heirloom squash like they did last year. In spite of this, though, I remember what my Mom always said: plant enough

to eat, too!)

Cherry turnovers

I like to use sour pie cherries from my tree. You can use fresh, canned if they’re drained and frozen pie cherries for this. You’ll need 12 ounces or so. Don’t thaw the frozen cherries. 3 tablespoons flour, plus more for dusting 1 box puff pastry, thawed 12 oz. or so frozen, fresh or canned, drained cherries (leave frozen cherries undrained) 1 ⁄2 cup sugar or more to taste Squeeze or two of lemon juice 1 egg yolk beaten with a tablespoon of water (egg wash) Sugar for sprinkling Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough (leave folded but check to see if there’s paper between the folds and remove) on floured surface into a rectangle about 10-by-14.

Trim edges. Cut each into quarters to make 8 smaller rectangles. Mix cherries, flour, sugar and lemon juice. Place a nice mound on one side of each rectangle, leaving one-half inch border. Lightly brush border with water and fold other side of pastry over mixture and press to seal. Crimp edges with floured fork. Put on baking sheet and cut several slits on top of each. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with a bit of sugar. Bake until puffed and golden, about 35 minutes. Serve warm or room temperature.

temperature egg yolks and 2 teaspoons lemon juice and blend. With motor running on low, slowly add hot butter in a thin, steady stream. You’ll see the mixture thicken as you go. If necessary, add a bit of hot water if it’s too thick. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Grilled pattypan or other squash

For Marsha, a Tri-County reader who wants to make this with all the squash she’s getting from her garden. No real recipe, but here’s how I do it: slice squash and brush both sides with olive oil. Grill over hot coals until marked, yet still crisp/tender. Season with salt and pepper or your favorite herb and/or Parmesan cheese.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Even easier: use slightly drained canned cherry pie filling and add one-fourth teaspoon almond extract to it if you have it and a bit of extra sugar stirred in. That will be your filling without anything else added.

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If you have the recipe, or a similar one, please share. Ruby’s Mac & Cheese and Freddie Salad: I’ve got a call in to Chef Rich Harris of the Precinct about these for several interested readers. Pasta with kielbasa and tarragon: Reader

Rita’s blender hollandaise sauce

For Freida, a Recorder reader. Melt one-third cup butter and keep it hot. Meanwhile, in a blender, put 2 room

Sylvia Wiliams is desperate for this. “So delicious. I thought it was in the local paper and can’t find it.” Birthday cake sans eggs: For Michelle Smith for her son’s July birthday.

From readers’ kitchens This is a good Web site for dairyfree desserts, according to reader Annie Hoffman. Creamed potatoes and peas: Batavia reader Delores Bingamon sent in a wonderful recipe for this. I’ll post it on our Web version next week. Pasta with herbs, Alfredo sauce and beef: Reader Dan Brokamp called with this recipe but I didn’t get it all. Please call back.

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Like Famous Recipe’s coleslaw for Mrs. Whitmer Microwave peanut butter fudge Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

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participating in the event: Dennis Allen, Jerzy Barankiewicz, Jean Ann Bolliger, Louis Chell, Sue Cline, Pam Duncan, Trina Feldhake, Karen Herbert, Terri Kern, Donna King, Linda LeGendre, Marica Matell, Jen Pawlowski, and Barbara Terry.


Cold Spring Police Lt. Wayne Hall, alongside law enforcement officers from 17 agencies across the commonwealth, was recognized at a graduation ceremony for completing the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Academy of Police Supervision. APS, also called the sergeant’s academy, is a three-week, 120-hour training program targeted for newly promoted sergeants or officers who are on their agency's promotion list to become sergeants. The graduating class was the 32nd to complete APS since the program began in 2003.

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The Fort Thomas branch of the Campbell County Public Library will host the library's first outdoor dog show at 1 p.m., Sunday July 19. Dogs can be registered to compete in the categories of best dressed, best looking, most obedient and best trick. Dr. Gary Clemons, the host of Pet Talk, a radio show on 55 WKRC AM radio, will be the master of ceremony. Leashed, nonaggressive dogs of any breed, size and age are welcome to attend regardless of if they are competing in any categories. Water for the dogs and refreshments for their owners will be provided by the library. The Fort Thomas branch is located at 1000 Highland Avenue, Fort Thomas. Registration is required. Those interested in participating can register at or call Ryan Stacy at 859-572-5033 ext. 12.

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BUSINESS NOTES Magazine takes two awards

Cincinnati Magazine received two awards, for spread design and reader service, at the 24th annual “National City and Regional Magazine Awards” competition. Cincinnati Magazine was one of only six magazines in the country to capture multiple honors this year. Amanda Boyd Walters, Deputy Editor for Cincinnati Magazine and an Alexandria resident, was a member of the editorial team that won


the reader service award for the cover story “Sweating Equity: Your Guide to Surviving a Rough Real Estate Market.” The story appeared in the magazine’s May 2008 issue and is now available at m on the home page. Grace Saunders, Art Director for Cincinnati Magazine and a Highland Heights resident, won the spread design award for the feature “The King is Dead, Long Live the King.” The design appeared in the magazine’s March 2008 issue and is now available to view at

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Nelson named VP

Supreme Manufacturing, Inc., a major manufacturer of floating clamshell dredges and supporting equipment, is pleased to announce the appointment of Wilder resident Chris Nelson as their Vice President and National Sales Manager. Nelson brings with him nearly 20 years of experience in the floating clamshell dredge industry. Nelson is active in the following

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Relay for Life

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Southgate Park and Tree Board announces the house owned by Denny and Sandy Wagner at 109 Electric Ave. as the recipient of the June 2009 Green Thumb Award.

Fort Thomas Tour of Homes planned for Oct. 24 The Charities Guild of Northern Kentucky (CGNK) is again hosting its Ft. Thomas Tour of Homes Oct. 24. With the wealth of beautiful and historic homes in Ft. Thomas, the Charities Guild looks forward to another successful event. The tour will benefit the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center and the CGNK’s shoe fund which provides new shoes for underprivileged children. The Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center provides services to children who have been physically or sexually abused or have witnessed violent crimes. In April, the Children’s Advocacy Center opened a newly built facility on Houston Road in Florence. In this center, children are offered the services and support of a multidisciplinary team of physicians, mental health clinicians, child protection specialists, law enforcement officers, prosecuting attorneys and family advocates. This facility was specially designed by these professionals to provide an environment for children and their families where hope and healing can begin. “The difficult economic times we are facing produce extreme stress within families. The number of children being seen at the center is increasing and the injuries are significant and traumatic,” said Vickie Henderson, executive director. The new facility offers these children a safe haven where they can tell their story and get the professional help they need. The Charities Guild is excited to help the Children’s Advocacy Center sustain the vital programs it offers to children throughout Northern Kentucky. For more information about the Children’s Advocacy Center or questions about child abuse, visit their Web site at

This year’s home tour will include seven homes and the Fort Thomas Military Museum. There will be raffle at each home for prizes such as a beautiful Key West vacation package. During the tour at the Tower Park Community Center in Fort Thomas, there will be music and refreshments as well as the opportunity to bid on a number of fabulous auction items. Contact the Charities Guild at if interested in being a sponsor of the 2009 Ft. Thomas Tour of Homes.

Legal Notice The Campbell County Fiscal Court, at a regular meeting of the Court on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at the Fiscal Court building, 24 W. 4th Street, Newport, Kentucky, adopted the following Ordinance upon the second reading. Ordinance was read by title and summary given for the time at the May 21, 2009 special meeting of the Court. CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT ORDINANCE NO. O - 05 - 09 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT RELATING TO THE ANNUAL BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS OF CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010 (FY10) WHEREAS, the proposed budget of the Campbell County Fiscal Court was tentatively approved by the Fiscal court on the 21st day of May 2009. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE FISCAL COURT OF CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY:

SECTION ONE The following budget is adopted for the fiscal year 2009-2010 (FY10) and the amounts stated are appropriated for the purposes indicated: 01- General Fund $ 3,581,655 General Government Protection to Persons & Property 3,252,445 425,120 General Health & Sanitation Social Services 713,840 494,430 Recreation & Culture 2,556,450 Debt Services Capital Projects 2,451,000 3,633,600 Administration Total General Fund

02 - Road Fund

Roads Debt Services Capital Projects Administration

Total Road Fund 03 -Jail Fund Protection to Persons and Property Debt Services Administration Total Jail Fund

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2,447,470 92,200 362,900 434,500 3,337,070



5,639,080 1,120,700 1,734,760 8,494,540

$ $

50,500 $ 50,500

05- General Obligation Bond Proceeds Capital Projects $ Total Gen. Oblig Bond Proceeds Fund$

2,750,000 2,750,000



04 - L.G.E.A. Fund Total L.G.E.A. Fund

07 - Federal/CDBG Grant Fund Housing Services Total Federal/CDBG Grant Fund 75 - Jail Commissary Fund Protected to Persons and Property Administration Total Commisary Fund Roads



76 - Developers Road Escrow Fund Total Dev. Road Escrow Fund

86 - Senior Citizens Tax General Government Social Services Debt Services Administration Total Senior Citizens Tax Fund 87 - Mental Tax Fund General Government General Health and Sanitation Social Services Administration Total Mental Health Fund

$ $

90,000 90,000

$ $

115,650 42,770 158,420

$ $

115,000 115,000


4,600 538,720 17,500 78,780 639,600

$ $


- $ .178/$100 -

Compensating Tax Rate Revenue Anticipated

plus 4% (allowable)

$ 1,025,954.67

Revenue New Property (no personal property)


$ 12,138.94

-$ .025/$100 -

$ 50,000.00

Bank Franchise/Local Deposit Tax Rate Revenue Anticipated

$ 990,928.35 $986,494.67

The City of Alexandria proposes a tax rate which will exceed the compensating tax rate, but the rate is the same as in preceding years. Additionally, the proposed rate is expected to produce revenue from real property, exclusive of revenue from new property, of not more than four percent (4%) over the amount of revenue which would be produced by the compensating tax rate.

/s/ Karen M. Barto City Clerk

ORDINANCE NO. 01-09 CITY OF CALIFORNIA, KENTUCKY An ordinance adopting the City of California, Kentucky annual budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010 estimating revenue and resources and appropriating funds for the operation of the City of California, Kentucky. WHEREAS, an annual budget proposal and message has been prepared by the Treasurer; and WHEREAS, the City Commission has reviewed such budget proposal and have made necessary modification, NOW THEREFORE , be it ordained by the City of California, Kentucky: SECTION ONE: That the annual budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009 and ending June 30, 2010 is hereby adopted as follows: a. The attached sources of income for 2008 and 2009 is hereby incorporated by reference as if fully set forth herein. This would be $213,500.00. b. The attached budget expenditures for 2008-2009 is hereby incorporated by reference as if fully set forth herein. This would be $213,500.00. SECTION TWO: That this Ordinance shall be effective and shall provide for orderly management of City resources on July 1, 2009 through the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2010. SECTION THREE: That this Ordinance shall be signed by the Mayor, attested by the City Clerk and recorded and published. The same shall be in effect at the earliest time provided by law. First reading this 19th day of May, 2009 Second reading this 16th day of June, 2009 Frank Smith Mayor, City of California

Ronda J. Hiller City Clerk/Treasurer City of California 2009-2010 Budget Carry over from 2008-2009 (Building Fund) Taxes (property, franchise, insurance & tangible) Interest Municipal Road Aid Fund Donations Business Account Total Income

79,000 4,682,300 256,000 5,017,300 38,596,370

$100,000.00 100,000.00 4,000.00 1,500.00 6,000.00 2,000.00 $213,500.00


Administration Postage & Office Supplies Attorney fees Insurance State & County Fees Clerical Fees Rent

$400.00 4,200.00 7,000.00 600.00 2,400.00 600.00


By: Campbell County Judge/Executive NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY

All interested persons and organization in Campbell County are hereby notify that a copy of the County’s adopted budget in full is available for public inspection at the Office of the County Judge/Executive during normal business hours. May 21, 2009 Date Submitted:

State Local Finance Officer I certify that this budget, incorporating the changes, if any, as required by the State Local Finance Officer, has been duly adopted by the Campbell County, Kentucky on this 17THday of June, 2009. Attest: Fiscal Court Clerk

Compensating Tax Rate Revenue Anticipated


SECTION THREE This Ordinance becomes effective upon passage and publication. Approved by the Campbell County Fiscal Court this 21st day of May 2009.

County Judge/Executive

- $.1788/$100

The purpose of this hearing is to receive taxpayer input on the proposed tax rate for 2009. This notice is required by KRS 132.027 as passed by the Kentucky General Assembly.

SECTION TWO This Ordinance shall be published in the Campbell County Recorder by title and summary within thirty (30) days following adoption.

County Judge/Executive Approved as to Form and Classification Date: May 29 ,2009.

Tax Rate Proposed Revenue Anticipated-

$ 985,391.16


9,200 771,700 10,000 44,500 835,400


88 - Payroll Tax Fund General Government Bus Services Administration Total Payroll Tax Fund Grand Total All Funds

- $.1788/$100 -

The revenue in excess of the revenue produced in the preceding year is proposed to be allocated to the General Fund to be administered according to the budget for fiscal year 2009-2010.


Green Thumb Award


Tax Rate Preceding Year Revenue Received

LEGAL NOTICE The Newport Board of Adjustments will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. in the Newport Municipal Complex, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky. The hearing will be held for interested parties to hear and present evidence relative to the following agenda items: BA-09-14510 Park AvenueThe applicant is requesting a conditional use in the R-2 zone as well as a parking variance.Requested by: Morning Star Christian Life Center BA-09-15733 Monroe Street, Newport, Kentucky. The applicant is requesting a side yard variance. Requested by: Robert and Janice Weiler Inquiries regarding this public hearing should be addressed to: J. Gregory Tulley AICP Planning and Development DirectorCity of Newport 998 Monmouth Street Newport, Kentucky 41071 859-292-3637 7915611001479093

Street Lights Port-a-lets Emergency Expense

2000.00 1800.00 3500.00

Maintenance New City Building Street & Tree Services Garbage pickup & community cleanup Tractor Maintenance Recreation facilities (city maintenance) Programs/Special Events City Park Fireworks


Good Will Tax Refunds

150,000.00 11,500.00 7,500.00 1,500.00 5,000.00 2,000.00 4,000.00 6,500.00 2,000.00 2,000.00 $213,500.00




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July 2, 2009

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rental company at 7855 Alexandria Pike, June 15.


Carlos R. Jones, 33, 5418 Cannas Drive, careless driving, operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol - first offense, failure of nonowner operator to maintain required insurance - first offense at Alexandria Pike, June 2. Shelbie N. Bruin, 21, 213 N. Liberty St., Apartment E, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 6711 Alexandria Pike, June 2. April M. Waters, 23, 224 Elm St., theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 6711 Alexandria Pike, June 2. Matthew B. Adams, 43, 10496 Madonna Drive, careless driving, operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol - first offense aggravated circumstances, failure to wear seat belts at Pleasant Ridge Road, June 6. David S. Kincaid, 39, 2 Carmen Lane, warrant at Washington Street at Orchard Lane, June 8.

Incidents/reports Lost or found property

Report of cell phone lost inside store at 7910 Alexandria Pike, June 2.

Theft by unlawful taking

Report of money and cards taken from wallet at 6707 Alexandria Pike, June 5. Report of stereo, three guitars and carrying cases taken from locked vehicle at 51 Paul Lane, June 6. Report of Ipod and charger taken from unlocked vehicle in driveway at 34 Saddle Ridge Trail, June 7. Report of vehicle not returned to auto

Third degree criminal mischief

Report of screws to door hinges removed from storage shed but nothing appeared to be taken at 14 Woodbury Lane, June 9.


Matthews D. Nelson, 27, 10963 Washington Trace Road, operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol - second offense, possession of marijuana, one headlight at Washington Trace and Ky. 9, June 13. Nathaniel C. Snyder, 22, 8255 Tollgate Road, Apartment 6, operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol - first offense at U.S. 27 and Viewport Drive, June 12. Robert A. Jenkins Jr., 39, 324 W. 20th St., warrant at 3125 California Crossroads, June 14. Kevin M. Ruschman, 31, 494 Ruschman Drive, warrant at Murnan Road and Ky. 9 overpass, June 14. Raye E. Lowery, 41, 10321 Madonna Drive, warrant at 10321 Madonna Drive, June 15. Kathleen S. Sproehnle, 60, 12662 Lake Circle Drive, warrant at 12662 Lake Circle Drive, June 15. Aaron S. Ramos, 47, 6200 Willow Lane, operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol - second offense at Ky. 10 and Barrs Branch Road, June 17. Michael S. Memering, 33, 200 Bluegrass Ave., Unit 74C, warrant at

111721 U.S. 27, June 17. David H. Haft, 20, 71551 Willis Way, alcohol intoxication in a public place - first and second offense, person 18-20 possessing alcohol at I-275 Eastbound at Combs Hehl Bridge, June 17. Stephen W. Abrams, 60, 3580 German Hill Road, careless driving, operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol - first offense, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle at Ky. 9 at 1997, June 17. Ronnie L. Smith, 40, 88 E. Galbraith Road, second degree burglary at 6289 Davjo Lane, unit 1, June 21.

Incidents/reports Animal complaint

Report of dog on leash charged toward woman, but did not touch her, but she fell backward onto the ground in fear at Pendery Park, June 15.

Fourth degree assault

Report of woman in parking lot was assaulted at 9865 Flagg Springs Pike, June 14.

Property dispute

Reported over paintball gun at 10144 Jefferson St., June 16. Report of property dispute over boat at 4088 Union St., apartment 1, June 20.

Quad runner complaint

Report of juvenile riding quad runner on property at 9304 Royal Oak, June 14.

About police reports

Second degree burglary - forced entry

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.

Report of laptop computer, jewelry, camera and prescription medication bottle taken at 546 Clay Ridge Road, June 18.

Second degree criminal mischief Report of windshield and driver's side mirror broken at 1915 Upper Tug Fork, June 21.

Theft by unlawful taking

Report of vehicle broke down on AA Highway had window broken electronic items pulled from and taken from dash at Ky. 9 and Ky. 1997, June 14. Report of cash taken from residence at 405 Melbourne Ave., June 12. Report of sub woofer box with 12 inch speakers taken from vehicle at 5062 Holtz Drive, June 15. Report of vehicle taken- was later returned at A.J. Jolly Park campsite 70A, June 21.

Theft by unlawful taking shoplifting

Report of four Red Bull shots taken from counter at 13050 Alexandria Pike, June 15.

Third degree criminal trespass

Report of neighbor trespassing and mowing grass after being advised no to at 903 Marl Rich Lane, June 11.

Verbal domestic

Reported at First Street, June 18. Reported at DavJo, June 18. Reported at Fairlane Road, June 21.

Second degree burglary

Report of television taken from living room at 1278 Craft Road, June 17.



Amanda Gray, 24, 135 Barley Circle, second degree possession of a controlled substance, operating motor vehicle under influence of controlled substance - first offense at U.S. 27, May 31. Leeann M. Moore, 22, 1390 Pinhook Road, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting, possession of drug paraphernalia - first offense at 5400 Alexandria Pike, May 28. Cherish D. Wood, 23, 4617 Clarks Run Road, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 395 Crossroads Boulevard, June 1. Allana J. Smith, 30, 47 Wright Court, prescription controlled substance not in proper container - first offense, tampering with physical evidence at U.S. 27 and Sturbridge Drive, June 4. Ryan A. Jordan, 25, 12778 Herring Road, failure of owner to maintain required insurance - first offense, first degree possession of controlled substance - heroin at Alexandria Pike and Bunning Lane, June 5. Michael W. Howard, 24, 16 Malabu, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit at 70 Martha Layne Collins Blvd., June 5.

Matthew S. Edwards, 41, 460 New Hope Spur Road, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting, driving on DUI suspended license - first offense at 5400 Alexandria Pike, June 11. Robert M. Cain, 40, 910 Roberts, Apartment 4, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 5400 Alexandria Pike, June 11. Arthur W. Bishop, 31, 749 U.S. 27 South, possession of marijuana at U.S. 27, June 12. Philip A. Frommeyer, 35, 15 Sturbridge Drive, second degree possession of a controlled substance - drug unspecified, possession of marijuana, third degree possession of controlled substance - drug unspecified at Alexandria Pike, June 13. Kristina M. Cushman, 32, 1213 Catawamba Road, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting, prescription controlled substance not in proper container - first offense at 5400 Alexandria Pike, June 13.

Incidents/reports Second degree burglary

Bottles of alcohol taken at 239 Ridgepoint Drive, June 13.

Police reports continued B9

Ord. 09-956 AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE CITY OF COLD SPRING, KENTUCKY, ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR , JULY 1, 2009 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2010 Whereas, an annual budget proposal and message have been prepared and delivered to the legislative body: and, Whereas, the legislative body has reviewed such budget proposal and modifications have been made accordingly.



Whereas, an amended budget proposal and message have been prepared and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY the City of Cold Spring Kentucky as delivered to the legislative body: and, follows: Whereas, the legislative body has reviewed such budget proposal and modifications That the annual budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, have been made accordingly. SECTION ONE: 2009 and ending on June 30, 2010 is adopted as set forth herein: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY the City of Cold Spring Kentucky as follows: GENERAL FUND







893,245 153,739 84,683






71,000 99,341

811,070 1,437,840 478,318 25,100 39,050










450,000 -0-




That the amended budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1,2008 and ending on June 30, 2009 is adopted as set forth herein:






835,000 122,250 87,430 10,000 404,900 7,500 1,905,000 10,000

893,245 153,759 85,445 16,990 405,370 9,968 1,914,453 2,500






85,320 142,410

85,320 142,410











833,405 1,494,880 592,463 25,100 64,600 3,010,448 471,282 100,000 340,000 4,563,161



481,800 -182,970 340,000 100,000 57,030

511,056 -211,659 340,000 100,000 28,341


The attached pay plan for budget year 2008 – 2009, which is attached hereto as Exhibit – A “it”, is hereby adopted and incorporated by reference.


Any section or provision of this Ordinance which is declared invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction for any reason, such declaration shall not invalidate, or adversely affect, the remainder of the Ordinance.

SECTION TWO : The attached pay plan for budget year 2009 – 2010, which is attached hereto as Exhibit – A “it”, is hereby adopted and incorporated by reference.

SECTION FOUR: SECTION THREE: Any section or provision of this Ordinance which is declared invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction for any reason, such declaration shall not invalidate, or adversely affect, the remainder of the Ordinance. Adopted this 22nd day of June , 2009

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

SECTION FOUR: This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after First Reading - ___May 18, 2009 Second Reading - ___June 22, 2009 its passage, publication and recording, according to law.

Votes Cast __5 ___ Yes ___0 __ No Votes Cast __6____ Yes ___0____ No

Adopted this 22nd day of June , 2009 First Reading - May 18, 2009 Second Reading -June 22, 2009 City of Cold Spring By: /s/ Mark Stoeber Mark Stoeber, Mayor Attest: /s/ Rita Seger Rita Seger , City Clerk

Votes Cast 5 Yes Votes Cast 6 Yes

City of Cold Spring By: /s/ Mark Stoeber Mark Stoeber Mayor

0 No 0 No

Attest: /s/ Rita Seger_________________ Rita Seger City Clerk 1001479524

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Wilma Blades

Wilma R. Blades, 86, Fort Thomas, died June 26, 2009, at Madonna Manor, Villa Hills. She worked in produce for McHale’s Meats. Her husband, William Kendal Blades, died in 1996. Survivors include her daughter, Mary McHale of Fort Wright; son, Mike Blades of Crestview Hills; brother, William Warner of Cynthiana; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Children’s Hospital Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 452293039; or Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Ruth Bogart

Ruth Elizabeth Bogart, 92, Fort Thomas, died June 20, 2009, at Highlandsprings of Fort Thomas Health Care & Rehabilitation Center. She was a secretary for Newport Catholic High School and St. Thomas School in Fort Thomas, a volunteer for St. Luke Hospital East in Fort Thomas. Her husband, Howard C. Bogart, died in 1989. Survivors include her son, Charles Bogart of Frankfort; daughters, Judy Kavanagh of Cincinnati and Mary Carol McCaffrey of Eustis, Fla.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Dobbling Fort Thomas Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Charles Cigallio

Charles Peter Cigallio, 55, Alexandria, died June 20, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. He worked in food service. Survivors include his mother, Mary Ruth Cigallio; father, Al J. Cigallio, both of Alexandria; and brother, Ed Cigallio of Douglasville, Ga. Serenity Funeral Care, Covington, handled the arrangements.

Norma Cooper

Norma Cooper, 83, Bellevue, died June 24, 2009, at Shawnee Springs Nursing Home in Harrison, Ohio. She was a machine operator for National Band and Tag in Newport. Her husbands, Bellvie Walling, Frank Ripberger and Les Cooper, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Ron Ripberger of Bellevue, Dale Ripberger of Rigley and Larry Walling of West Palm Beach, Fla.; daughters, Rita Finney of Springdale, Ohio and Brenda Cooper of Florida; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

Betty Crank

Betty Ann Cullum Crank, 75, Independence, died June 22, 2009, at her home. She was a self-employed wallpaperer, member of New Hope Tabernacle Church of God and the Independence Senior Citizens. Her husband, Ace Crank, died in 2005 and daughter, Betsy Carroll, died in 2008. Survivors include her daughters, Brenda Crank of Park Hills and Susan Edgington of Circleville, Ohio; sons, Daniel Ace, Jeffrey Wayne and James Crank of Independence and Robert Crank of Newport; sister, Bonnie Grimmes of Newport; brothers, Bucky and Bernie Cullum of Newport; 23 grandchildren; and 26 greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: New Hope Tabernacle Church of God, 1404 Walton-Nicholson Pike, Walton, KY 41094.

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Rita Deaton

Rita Dell Hollan Deaton, 72, Fort Thomas, died June 22, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. Rita was a nurse’s aid for Garrard Street Convalescent Center in Covington. Her son, Dave Hollan, died in 1986. Survivors include her husband, Charles Deaton; daughters, Diana Nagel of Fort Thomas, Patty Franzen of Alexandria and Bev King of Latonia.; son, Mike Hollan of Highland Heights; caregiver, Sally Stull of Fort Thomas; stepdaughters, Elizabeth Mitchell, Margaret Schultz, Karen Griffis, Mary Anne Curtis, Mercedes Deaton; stepsons Mark and James Deaton; sisters, Lauralee Sager of Florence and Connie Howard of Newport; three grandchildren; 17 stepgrandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. Entombment was in Evergreen Cemetery Mausoleum, Southgate. Memorials: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 600 E. Main St., Suite 102, Louisville, KY 40202; or Daniel Ward Memorial Fund, 5828 Ripple Creek Road, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

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Report of jockey yard figure taken at 5982 Ripple Creek Road, June 1. Report of two steel car ramps taken from driveway at 702 Queensway Court, May 21. Report of radar detector taken from vehicle at 5 Village Point, May 17. Report of two cases of beer, a bottle of rum and pretzels taken from clubhouse at Ivy Ridge Drive, June 5. Report of money taken from wallet at 214 Daverick Court, June 5. Report of GPS unit taken at Ridgepointe Drive, June 11. Report of patrons ate and drank and left without paying at 5350 Alexandria Pike, June 11.

Theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting

Report of clothing taken without paying at 395 Crossroads Blvd., May 20.

Erlanger and Michael Hatton of Ludlow; brother, Jack Wagner of Mt. Healthy; sisters, Patricia Faigle and Betty Tompson of Villa Hills, Barbara Hatch of Fort Thomas, Debbie Mason of Covington, Karen Givens of San Antonio, Texas, Trudy Carr of Park Hills, Peggy Brue and Kathy Helton of Latonia, 23 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in Linden Grove Cemetery, Covington.

Mathew Holden

Chloe Moyra Tucker Donaldson, 3 days, Alexandria, died June 21, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Corryville. Survivors include her mother, Tammy Lynn Tucker; father, John Donaldson; brothers, Tanner and Dakota Tucker, all of Alexandria; grandparents, Dan Mercer of Alexandria; Stephen Donaldson of Ireland and Hazel Donaldson of Cape Coral, Fla. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas.

Mathew Holden, 46, of Crab Orchard, formerly of Morning View, died June 23, 2009, at his home. He enjoyed hot rods at Thorn Hill Race Track and attending car shows of old model cars. Survivors include his sons, Steven Bowling of Camden, Ohio and Mathew Zachary Holden of Fort Thomas; daughter, Ashley Mathews of Independence; father, Norman Holden of Morning View; stepmother, Paula Holden of Morning View; brothers, Ricky Holden of Morning View, David Holden of Crab Orchard, Norman Holden Jr. of Campbell County and Christian Holden of Anderson Township; sisters, Shelly Brock of Crab Orchard, Donna Boone of Independence, Tammy Rouse of Gallatin County and Carrie Schoultz of Hebron.

Jean Gripshover

Katherine Kuhni

Chloe Donaldson

Jean P. Gripshover, 81, Edgewood, a homemaker, died June 23, 2009, at Village Care Center, Erlanger. Her son, John Gripshover Jr., died in 2008. Survivors include her husband, John Gripshover; daughters, Loretta Arstingstall of Erlanger and Donna Laible of Covington; son, Mark Gripshover of Union; brother, Harry Morgan of Highland Heights; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home, Elsmere, handled the arrangements.

Alvena Grover

Alvena Joan Grover, 83, Fort Thomas, died June 11, 2009, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary, Holly Hill Guild and Garden Club of Fort Thomas; and a board member of Literacy in Northern Kentucky. Her husband, John Grover, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Jill Steller of Fort Thomas and Beth Wells of Reno, Nev.; sons, John Grover III of California and Richard W. Grover of Crestview Hills, 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Memorials: First Presbyterian Church Fort Thomas Memorial Fund, 220 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Mary Hatton

Mary L. Hatton, 65, Covington, died June 22, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a waitress for Pompilio’s Restaurant, Newport. Her husband, William “Bill” Hatton, died in 2006. Survivors include her daughters, Theresa Hatton of Covington, Sherly Grome of Southgate and Michelle Vanhuff of Covington; sons, Jeff Hatton of Burlington, Jimmy Hatton of Bromley, Mark Hatton of Batavia, Timmy Hatton of Taylor Mill, David Hatton of Florence, Donald Hatton of


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Report of clothing taken without paying at 395 Crossroads Blvd., June 3. Report of swim trunks taken without paying at 395 Crossroads Blvd., June 8.

Ladder taken from behind shed at 9 Pine Hill Drive, June 12.

Third degree criminal mischief Report of two locked interior doors damaged in clubhouse at Ivy Ridge Drive, June 5.

Utter false/forged prescription first offense Report of fake prescription for pain medicine presented at 70 Martha Lane Collins Blvd., May 19.


Ryan Harris, 28, 2085 Harcourt Drive, DUI, warrant at I-471 south exit ramp to I-275, June 25.

Katherine “Kay” Kuhni, 84, Cold Spring, died June 26, 2009, at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati. She was a homemaker, member of the Red Hats Club and St. Joseph Seniors, and avid golfer and loved to travel. Her husband, Rudolph R. Kuhni, died in 1993. Survivors include her daughters, Lorraine Giglia of Bellevue, Becky Radenheimer of Fort Thomas, Pam Robinson of Fort Thomas and Gretchen Condon of Fort Thomas; sisters, Ann Marie Powers of Naples, Fla., Dolores Zazwirsky of Presto, Penn. and Vivian Johns of Beaver, Penn.; brother, Joseph Kolder of Walnut Creek, Cal.; nine grandchildren;

CITY OF SOUTHGATE CAMPBELL COUNTY, KY ORDINANCE 09-05 AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF SOUTHGATE, ENTUCKY, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR JULY 1, 2009 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2010, BY ESTIMATING REVENUES AND RESOURCES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATIONS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CITY. WHEREAS, an annual budget proposal and message have been prepared and delivered to the City Council; and WHEREAS, the City Council has received such budget and has made the necessary modifications. The annual budget for the fiscal year beginning on July 1 2009, and ending on June 30, 2010 is hereby adopted as follows: General Fund

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This ordinance will become effective and in force from and after its adoption and publication as provided by law. Enacted on this 24th day of June 2009. James G. Hamberg, Mayor City of Southgate

Attest: Jody Anderson, City Clerk First Reading:


Second Reading:


Published: 7/2/09

CITY OF SOUTHGATE CAMPBELL COUNTY, KY ORDINANCE 09-04 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF SOUTHGATE, KENTUCKY, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR JULY 1, 2008 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2009, BY ESTIMATING REVENUES AND RESOURCES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATIONS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CITY. WHEREAS, an annual budget proposal and message have been prepared and delivered to the City Council; and WHEREAS, the City Council has received such budget and has made the necessary modifications. The annual budget for the fiscal year beginning on July 1 2008, and ending on June 30, 2009, is hereby amended and adopted as follows: General Fund

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LEGAL NOTICE Fort Thomas Planning Commission Public Hearing The Planning Commission of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, July 8, 2 0 0 9 in the Council Chambers of the City Building at 130 N. Ft. Thomas Avenue, Ft. Thomas, KY for the following items: 6:30 PUBLIC HEARING: A hearing to consider a Stage II Development Plan for property located at 1041 S. Ft. Thomas Avenue, Robert Arnzen, Owner. 7:00 PUBLIC M E E T I N G : A hearing to consider a Stage II Development Plan for property located at 1045 S. Ft. Thomas Avenue, David Hosea, Owner. A copy of the proposed plans may be examined by interested parties at the General Services Department during normal business hours. The City of Fort Thomas will make every reasonable accommodation to assist qualified disabled persons in obtaining access to available services or in attending City activities. If there is a need for the City to be aware of a specific disability, you are encouraged to contact the City Building at (859) 572-1210 so that suitable arrangements can be considered prior to the delivery of the service or the date of the meeting. General Services Department 1001478983




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This ordinance will become effective and in force from and after its adoption and publication as provided by law. Enacted on this 10th day of June, 2009. James G. Hamberg, Mayor City of Southgate

Attest: Jody Anderson, City Clerk First Reading:


Second Reading:





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John McGovney


July 2, 2009

John Stanley McGovney, 74, Cold Spring, died June 21, 2009, at his home. He was an electrician for Keebler Co. in Cincinnati and an Air Force veteran. His wife, Calma McGovney, died in 2005 and daughter, Susan K. McGovney, died in 2007. Survivors include his sons, John A., Tom and Mike McGovney all of Highland Heights; daughters, Brenda Bickers of Cold Spring, Terry Kennedy and Tammy Fitterer of Highland Heights; brother, Paul McGovney of Cold Spring; sisters, Patricia McMillan of Independence, Francis McCoy of Flemingsburg and Phyllis Ross of Wilmington, Ohio; 19

grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

Dr. William R. Nester, 81, of Bellevue, formerly of Anderson Township, died June 24, 2009 at Hospice of Cincinnati in Anderson Township. Nester was the first chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Kearney and former vice president at the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University. His wife of 55 years, Mary Jane Grossman Nester, died in 2005. Survivors include his sons, William Nester III of Fresh Meadows, N.Y., Mark Nester of Cumming, Ga., Brian Nester of Cincinnati, and Steve Nester of Maineville; and seven grandchildren. Memorial gifts are suggested to Nester Family Scholarship Fund, University of Cincinnati Foundation, P.O. Box 19970, Cincinnati, OH 45219.

Highland Heights died June 20, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas in Fort Thomas. Mrs. Rice was a homemaker and an accomplished quilter. She also volunteered her time cooking meals for patients of the Tavares Hospice House in Tavares, Fla. and tutored children at the middle school in Tavares, Fla. She also delivered meals for Meals On Wheels in Lakewood, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Gaines Yerkes and the late Charlotte (Nee: Drown) Yerkes. Survivors include her husband Isaac Wayne Rice of Highland Heights; daughters Sally Ann Gluvna of North Ridgeville, Ohio, Denise Marie John of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sons Larry Wayne Rice of Clermont, Fla., & Leslie James Rice of Avon, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Tavares Hospice House, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, Florida, 32778.

Alice Lou Rice

Donna Sanzenbacker

William Nester

Alice Lou (nee: Yerkes) Rice, 80,

Donna M. Sanzenbacker, 69,

Southgate, died June 27, 2009, at her home. She was a homemaker and worked at the Graeter’s in downtown Cincinnati for 15 years. Survivors include her husband, Raymond T. Sanzenbacker of Southgate; daughters, Tammy Nunnally and Lori Miller of Southgate and Connie Huber; sons, Kevin and David Sanzenbacker of Southgate; sister, Verna Pulsfort; brothers, Dale, Clayton and Roger Wagenlander; eight grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042, or St. Therese Church, 11 Temple Place, Southgate, KY 41071.

Bettie Schildmeyer

Bettie J. Schildmeyer, 84, Morning View, died June 19, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a homemaker, child care provider for Kiddie Campus in Taylor Mill and member of St. Cecilia

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Church, Independence. Her husband, Raymond Schildmeyer, died in 1984. Survivors include her sons, Gregory Schildmeyer of Monfort Heights and Karl Schildmeyer of Bellevue; daughters, Shirley Schildmeyer of Crestview Hills, Tessie Schildmeyer of Morning View, Carla Bilz of Deltona, Fla. and Lisa Schildmeyer of Atlanta. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Covington. Swindler & Currin Funeral Home, Covington, is handling arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017; or Rosedale Manor, Activities Department, 4250 Glenn Ave., Covington, KY 41015.

Elizabeth Steidel

Elizabeth Pearl Kathleen Steidel, 27, Cold Spring, died June 19, 2009, at Anderson Mercy Hospital. She was a student at South Illinois School of Law and member of Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle. Survivors include her mother, Louise Steidel of Cold Spring; father, Stan Steidel of Cold Spring; sisters, Melanie Pelle of Silver Grove and Jennifer Jones of Silver Grove; grandmothers, Nettie Baker of Silver Grove and Ethel Steidel of Bellevue. Burial was in First Baptist Church Cemetery, Cold Spring. Memorials: Women’s Crisis Regional Services Of Northern Kentucky, 3580 Hargrable Drive, Hebron, KY 41048.

Melvin Stephens

Melvin J. Stephens, 81, Fort Thomas, died June 23, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a district manager for 42 years with customer service at Cincinnati Bell, a World War II U.S. Coast Guard veteran, member of the Cincinnati Bell Pioneers Club and the Newport Elks Lodge 273. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lee Sullivan Stephens; sons, Gary, Mark and Rick Stephens; brothers, Gene and Vernon “Bud” Stephens,

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Daniel Suedkamp

Daniel C. Suedkamp, 55, Fort Mitchell, died June 22, 2009, at his home. He was an engineer for the Kroger Company. Survivors include his son, Matt Suedkamp of Edgewood, brothers, Mike Suedkamp of Morrow, Ohio, Chuck Suedkamp of Mansfield, Ohio, Dave Suedkamp of Fort Thomas and Keith Suedkamp of Edgewood; sisters, Connie Bitters of Fort Wright, Sheila Hanney of Atlanta, Ga. and Janice Watton of Rochester Hills, Mich. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Paul Wilz

Paul F. Wilz, 90, of Covington, formerly of Fort Thomas, died June 26, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was an accountant for the Environmental Protection Agency in Cincinnati and a World War II Army veteran. His wives, Dorothea May Kirschbaum Wilz and Dolores Goetz Wilz, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Marcia Wilz of Southgate, Mary Kasper of Cincinnati and Margery Hardy of Lexington; sons, John Wilz of Centerville, Ohio, and Joe Wilz of Denver, Colo.; sisters, Evelyn Schulte and Marcella Gartner of Cincinnati; brother, Edward Wilz of Madeira Beach, Fla.; and nine grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1803 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

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