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26-day ‘Short Session’ starts Jan. 8 By Chris Mayhew

Kentucky’s General Assembly is convening in a 26-day “short session” in a non-budget year where issues ranging from public pension reform to health care and fighting heroin abuse have local lawmakers’ attention. Campbell County’s Senator, Katie Stine, R-Southgate, the

senate President Pro-Tem, said she plans to lead the start of the short session Jan. 8. Stine said she had a conference call after New Year’s with representatives of state, local and federal law enforcement about doing something legislatively to help them combat the heroin drug problem. “My plan is to file legislation to affect heroin traffickers,” Stine said. Stine said her idea is to create tougher penalties when an overdose death from heroin can be traced back to a drug traf-

program,” Stine said. Stine said the more than $325 million estimated required payment needed to make the pension payment will require Keene Koenig Stine about $134 million counting universities and ficker. Another big issue will be schools from the state general pension reform for government fund. The rest of the funding will flow through transportaworkers, she said. “We’ve been raising the tion and from federal funds, she alarm bell on this since 2005 and said. Kentucky’s Legislative Re2006 to go to a defined benefits

search Commission economists have estimated there will be moderate growth in the economy for the period of 2012 and 2013, and that should create enough new revenue for the state to make the pension payment. “It should be adequate if there are not increases in spending,” she said of the anticipated growth in state revenues. Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, said public pensions See SESSION, Page A2

Pension causes budget woes

Local officials concerned about cuts By Chris Mayhew

CAMPBELL COUNTY — Pension reform is a state issue causing concern amongst local government officials who wonder if fixing the state’s shortfall will result in funding cuts in other state areas. “Frankfort doesn’t have any money, and they’re not going to have any money to help local governments in the foreseeable future because they’ve got a $30 billion problem to solve,” said Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine. Campbell County and other local governments, especially cities with fire departments including Newport, Bellevue and Dayton, have been paying ever-increasing pension contribution costs for employees during the past decade for the County Employees Retirement System, Horine said. The issue is the state has not been paying the recommended amounts into different state pension systems, especially the Kentucky Employees Retirement System, he said. Cities and counties have been talking about the need for pension reform for 10 years, and “vigorously” for the past five years, Horine said. Kentucky’s legislature collectively ignored the issue, and now they can’t, he said. Modest reforms were made at the state level in 2008, but the problem was not solved, Horine said. “Up until last year it was hard to get their attention on this,” he said. A legislative task force on public pensions recommended in 2012 that the state go away from a defined benefit program for govern-

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Members of the Fort Thomas Business Association hold a ribbon cutting event with the owners of Lovell's Hardwood Flooring, who recently opened a new showroom on South Fort Thomas Ave. From left: member Debbie Buckley, owner Robert Lovell, owner Al Lovell, member Nick Rolf and member David Gross. AMANDA JOERING/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Family business opens showroom in Fort Thomas By Amanda Joering

FORT THOMAS — For about 24 years, the Lovell family has been providing hardwood flooring for local businesses and residents. Now, they have taken their business, Lovell’s Hardwood Flooring, to the next level by opening a showroom on South Fort Thomas Ave. “We weren’t in the market to do this, but we saw the listing for the building on a Saturday morning and decided to check it out,” said Robert Lovell, a Fort Thomas resident who owns the business with

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his father, Al Lovell. “We came to see it and ended up signing a lease that Monday.” The family-owned and operated business serves residential and commercial clients anywhere inside the Interstate-275 loop and offers everything having to do with hardwood flooring, including sales, installment and refinishing. The new Fort Thomas location will house office space and a showroom, featuring some of the products they offer. “We’ve been doing this for 24 years, and we decided we’ve gotten busy enough and

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well with another newer business, Designer Ally, a custom cabinetry shop located next door. “It think this is just a really good fit,” Buckley said. “I feel like it really adds on to what Designer Ally and the design gallery at Best Furniture has to offer.” The showroom is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and by appointment on weekends. For more information, call 240-2611 or visit Lovell’s Hardwood Flooring can also be found on Angie’s List.

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big enough to open this showroom,” said Al Lovell, who lives in Camp Springs. Robert said with all the contractors, builders and designers they work with in the area, Fort Thomas seemed like a great location. After signing the lease, the Lovell’s completely renovated the space in about three weeks. Fort Thomas’s Renaissance Manager Debbie Buckley, a member of the Fort Thomas Business Association, said the opening of Lovell’s brings even more diversity to what Fort Thomas businesses have to offer and goes

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ment employees in favor of a hybrid balance program where workers are expected to save some of their own retirement money, he said The task force also recommended the state start paying 100 percent of the state’s contribution on July 1, 2014, instead of the lesser amounts being paid in previous years, he said. That will add $327 million to the state budget in the first year, Horine said. “At this point, they know they’ve got a huge problem to solve, and they know they’ve got to solve it,” he said. The concern is state

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funding that comes to local governments will be cut or decreased to pay for pensions, Horine said. Kentucky’s pension fund managers set the contribution rates local governments were required to pay as rates ramped up in the past 10 years to fully fund CERS, he said. “We’re not in as bad as a situation as the state because we have been required to fund ours,” Horine said. For almost the same number of about 100 nonjail employees, the county’s pension contribution costs have increased from $401,500 in 2003 to $1.5 million this year, he said. County jail employees have been increased in the past10 years to staff a center that increased in size from 135 to 549 beds, Horine said. Counting jail employees, Pension costs increased from $485,500 in 2003 to $2.1 million this year, he said. “Luckily, at the county level, we have not had to eliminate positions or layoff people,” Horine said of the impact of the rising pension contribution costs. The county police left two positions at the department vacant, and other positions have been changed from full-time to part-time, he said. “And those are the ways we have dealt with the increasing costs,” Horine said. “It’s frustrating because we don’t control the rules – the state controls the rules.” Under CERS there is a standard employee contribution rate and greater hazardous employees (firefighters and police) rate. Newport City Manager

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task force came up with recommendations that will stabilize the cost structure for the state and also for localities. The only problem is coming up with the more than $300 million, Koenig said. “The pension task force, it was a good compromise document that would do a lot of good and back us away from the cliff,” he said. “I personally would like to do a lot more.” Koenig said the legislature has done “a lot of cutting” in the six years since he was elected. There are a multitude of options, including finding additional revenue, he said. “I’ve been an outspoken gambling supporter, and I think that’s something the state needs and could be a designated revenue stream,” Koenig said. “But, the problem is a constitutional amendment can’t go before the voters until November 2014, and we need the money before then.”

tricting of state legislature representative boundaries this year. “Northern Kentucky may get additional representation,” he said. “It needs to be done fairly.” Special taxing district reform also needs to have the legislature’s attention. The state auditor’s report on special taxing district seems like a good place to start, Koenig said. Koenig said he has previously chaired two special taxing districts. “I get their usefulness,” he said. “I get their importance. But, when there is so much money that flows through these areas there needs to be more oversight and accountability over them.” Rep. Dennis Keene, D-

Wilder, said in an email that the most important thing the General Assembly can do in the short session is to enact legislation to allow businesses to succeed at creating jobs. Keene said he has filed a bill to allow expanded gaming (gambling) to be enacted by local communities to create jobs, help secure more funding for aging infrastructure needs, and keep more tax dollars in Northern Kentucky. “I have also filed legislation to strengthen laws against drunk drivers, and I will be engaged in conversation and action to fight the growing heroin problem that is plaguing our communities,” he said.

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Tom Fromme said the pension costs just for police and firefighters in 2005 was about $1.2 million. The contribution rate was just below 16 percent for hazardous employees in 2005, and is now 37 percent, Fromme said. Increasing pension costs are one of the reasons the city has eliminated 30 positions since around 2005 by “just not filling jobs,” he said. Fromme, former police chief of Newport, said pensions are a good benefit, and important for public safety. Pensions attract and keep good people working for the city, he said. “I just shudder when they talk about cutting benefits,” he said. One idea the legislature needs to consider is raising the contribution rates for individual employees, which have not been regularly increased over the years, Fromme said. Rep. Adam Koenig, RErlanger, said the pension

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Organizations offer winter programs, activities Monday, Jan. 14. For more information about the library’s programs, stop by or call one of the branches or visit The Fort Thomas recreation department is offering a variety of fitness classes beginning in January, as well as a junior basketball league and open

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From outdoor activities and fitness options to educational programs and story times, there are several options throughout Campbell County for all ages to stay active during the winter months. Winter is a time to experience and learn about nature at the Campbell County Environmental Education Center at A.J. Jolly Park. Several free bird-watching and animal-tracking hikes are scheduled for January. “Personally, my favorite time to be in the woods is in the winter, because I think it’s wonderful to hike and visit outdoors when there is frost on the ground and the beauty of snow in the trees,” said D.J. Scully, Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources. Bare trees make for good conditions to spot wildlife, Scully said. “Winter is an excellent time to spend outdoors as an individual or as a family,” he said. On the hikes, an educator is there to answer questions and direct an interactive activity, Scully said. Snow, and wet soil created by snow melting, makes for good conditions to spot tracks in the animal tracking hikes, and it’s a good time to spot a variety of birds. One bird that can be seen

said. “Our programmers spend a lot of time and effort planning quality programs.” As part of the library’s Signature Series for adults, they are featuring the regional premiere of Falcon Theater’s presentation of Solider, Come Home at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, and a visit and performance by John Carter Cash, son of Johnny Cash and June Carter, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Newport branch. The library also offers a variety of teen programs. For children ages 6-11, the Winter Adventure Club series will run from Jan. 14 through April 20, including a variety of programs at each branch each week. For children from birth to six, the library offers a variety of story times, which resume Highlands High School freshman basketball team players Jared Dougherty (left) and Nick Kendall practice in the gymnasium at the Fort Thomas Armory. AMANDA JOERING/COMMUNITY RECORDER

For some family fun, the department is having movie nights in January and February. For more information about the recreation department and a schedule, call 781-1700 or visit and click on the recreation tab.


Claire Kavacini, 6, reads a book to Kori Kavacini at the Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch of the Campbell County Public Library. AMANDA JOERING/COMMUNITY RECORDER

around the center now is the junco, a bird from Canada, he said. “These birds actually migrate to Northern Kentucky from more northern climates,” Scully said. “This is south for them.” For information about times, registering, and future programs call D.J. Scully at 859-572-2500 or look up the center by its name on Facebook. At the Campbell County Public Library, winter programs will start soon at all three branches. Cyndi Haren, public relations coordinator for the library, said they work to offer free, entertaining and educational programming throughout the year, including during the winter months. “The library is a community resource, and we feel that it’s important to offer programming options for all ages,” Haren-

gymnasium hours for people to play basketball and use the track. “One of our goals is to get people out and moving during the winter months,” Kramer said. The department is also hosting the winter edition of the Northern Kentucky Senior Games Thursday, Jan. 17.

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FORT THOMAS — Local recreation departments and community agencies are once again coming together to sponsor the Northern Kentucky Senior Games winter edition. The games, open to Northern Kentucky residents 50 years and older, are being held Thursday, Jan. 17, at the armory in Fort Thomas’s Tower Park. Penny Kramer from Fort Thomas Recreation said several groups work together to host the event, modeled after the Northern Kentucky Senior Games held every



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nies and agencies. Pre-registration is recommended, but seniors can also register the day of the event. Breakfast and registration begin at 8:30 a.m., the games run from 9 a.m. until noon, when lunch and the awards ceremony take place. Registration forms can be found online at under the “Recreation” tab, or in person at participating recreation departments. For more information call the Northern Kentucky Area Development District at 283-1885, the Fort Thomas Recreation Department at 781-1700 or the Boone County Parks at 334-2117.




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mer said. The event usually draws about 75 seniors, Kramer said, many who come every year, making the event a reunion of sorts. Sponsors of the event include the recreation departments in Fort Thomas, Boone County, Kenton County, Grant County, Covington and Edgewood as well as the Northern Kentucky Area Development District, Northern Kentucky Health Department, Campbell County Extension Office, Community Services of Northern Kentucky, the Barrington and Highlandspring of Fort Thomas and various healthcare compa-




spring. “Winter can be long and dull,” Kramer said. “This event gives seniors a chance to get out, get some exercise and socialize with friends.” Kramer said the event, as in the past, will include a variety of games, including minigolf, a cornhole toss, billiards, basketball shoot and more. Some of the games are beneficial for more than just exercise, offering the seniors help with motor skills, Kramer said. “The Wii skiing game gives them a chance to work on their balance and the cup-stacking games helps with handeye coordination,” Kra-




board members, but they saw no alternative. “Campbell County taxpayers have to pay for everything that has to go in there,” Winbigler said. Board member Patrick Walch said what is especially unfortunate is the money for the equipment has to come from the district general fund, and not the building fund. “Unfortunately, we can’t open the building without tables and chairs,” Walch said. Board member Kimber Fender said she saw no options because the district needs to use the new building. “I think it is a shame to take on the costs that really belong to the state,” Fender said.



There are needs for some desks, furniture and some equipment at the old McCormick Area Technology Center cannot be moved, Miller said. Miller said he has lobbied state legislators for the state to fund its portion of the project, and the answer has been no. Miller said he will continue to lobby for reimbursement. The state typically pays to equip and furnish area technical centers, he said. “So, we’re at a point where we have to decide if Campbell County can pay for some of this furniture,” Miller said. Board chairperson Janis Winbigler said it is frustrating for all of the

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progress of the building, stating everything but the interior finishing will be complete after the district’s winter break. The primary need is furniture and equipment, Hayes said. “So, it tells you we’re really close,” he said. Superintendent Glen Miller said the original plan for the new tech center did not include any local funding for equipment for the new building. The furniture and equipment costs for the technical center amount to about $200,000, he said. The board approved a total of $619,548 for furniture, equipment and finishing to the new athletic facilities and the area technology center.


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Bellevue sees work pay off District sets goals for college readiness By Amanda Joering

BELLEVUE — With several goals in place and an increased focus on college and career readiness, students and staff at Bellevue High School are seeing their hard work pay off. Through gathering input and feedback from Board of Education members, administrators, teachers, students and community members, the school has laid out a plan of action to make sure students are ready for life after high school. “We are really putting in the effort to make sure we achieve these goals,” said Superintendent Wayne Starnes. “We are going to do whatever it takes to make sure our students are ready when they graduate from Bellevue High School.” Last year, about 40 percent of the school’s students were college and career ready, said Principal Dave Eckstein, and this year’s goal is 50 percent. Eckstein said the school’s goals include bringing up the students’ ACT scores, which play a big part is college readiness. To get there, teachers are challenging students with ACTlike assessments and the district has hired a college and career readiness coach to work with students individually on areas where they’re struggling. But, the school isn’t solely focused on test scores, Eckstein said. “When I started as principal to years ago, the decision was made to increase expectations for everyone, including students, teachers and administrators,” Eckstein said. “It’s not just about going through the motions, it’s about giving your best effort in everything you do every day.” Other goals, Eckstein said, are to have a more positive atmosphere at the school and get more parents involved, all meant to improve the school overall. “This is really a combination of a lot of efforts from a lot of different angles,” Eckstein said. The efforts have already caused some improvements, including higher attendance rates and fewer student behavior issues. Dan Ridder, the district’s curriculum, instruction and assessment director, said recently, the school has welcomed new personnel, who are working hard to accomplish the goals. “These are folks who come in and do their best every day,” Ridder said. “Nothing beats a great teacher.” With the staff, students and district officials all working together, Ridder said Bellevue High School will continue to improve. Starnes said his feels good about the plans and strategies that are in place to continue the improvements at the school. “The culture at the school has changed and everyone is working together to achieve high academic achievement in our classrooms,” Starnes said. “We still have work to do, but we have already made some improvements and we will continue to get better.”

School makes electronic books free By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA — Campbell County Schools libraries have put 250 free book titles online for students in response to the increased usage of iPads and other mobile electronic devices. The e-book titles including classics, current fiction and nonfiction will be available to students in the high school and

middle school, according to a news release from Campbell County Schools. Students will need their 10digit student identification number to log into the website Students will be able to browse the collection and check out up to five ebooks at a time to a PC, Mac, electronic reading or mobile device. The addition of the e-books

will allow students to read the books anywhere, according to the news release. And plans are to expand the e-book collection and access, said Connie Pohlgeers, spokesperson for the district. “Our hope is to broaden our system to include our elementary libraries as budget and resources allow,” Pohlgeers said. The district began implementing the e-book availability for the middle and high school

levels because so many of those students take part in the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Initiative. “With the increased use of mobile data devices among all students, it is up to us to meet students’ needs and adjust to their preferred modes of learning and accessing information,” she said.

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NKU’s college of business ranks among best Community Recorder

Northern Kentucky University Haile and US Bank College of Business is once again among the top 296 business schools in the nation and one of the best in the region, according to The Princeton Review’s “The Best 296 Business Schools: 2013 Edition.” The Princeton Review’s survey asked 19,000 students at the top AACSB-ac-

credited master of business administration programs in the world their opinions of their school’s academics, student body and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans. The student surveys analyzed for this edition were all completed online and conducted during the 2011-2012, 2010-2011 and 2009-2010 academic years. Instead of a hierarchical

list of business schools, the Princeton Review has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories. Haile and US Bank College of Business ranked high in the academic experience category with a score of 80 out of 99 and high in professor accessibility with an 88. Northern is one of 60 schools, about 20 percent of the 296 profiled.

SCHOOL NOTES Holladay, Votruba join committee

Larry Holladay of Fort Thomas and retired Northern Kentucky University president James C. Votruba were named members of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Holladay is a Committee’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership graduate and a specialist for the Internal Revenue Service. Votruba is professor emeritus of educational leadership at Northern.





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Milestone marks Mustang sweep By James Weber

ALEXANDRIA — Bishop Brossart swept the battle of Alexandria last weekend. The boys team completed the sweep, improving to 12-2 by beating the Camels (6-8) 73-56 Jan. 5. Brossart broke a fourgame losing streak to the Camels including the postseason. Justin Saunders had 30 points, including his 1,000th career marker. “It’s really exciting finally beating Campbell County after three years,” Saunders said. “That was my main goal.” Drew Burns had 15 points and Alex Trentman 12. Corey Holbrook led Campbell with 16

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points and Deondre Jackson 13. Brossart is 3-0 in seeding play in the 37th District and Campbell 2-1. Both teams have yet to play Scott. Brossart has a key conference match with Holy Cross Jan. 8 after Recorder print deadlines, and then hosts Pendleton County Jan. 10. Brossart will then set forth to the All “A” 10th Region tournament starting Jan. 14 at Nicholas County. “We play as a full team,” Saunders said. “Everybody plays together. We don’t have the best player, but we have a full team.” Campbell played at Conner Jan. 8 and hosts Boone County Thursday, Jan. 10 and plays at NewCath Saturday, Jan. 12 at

2:30 p.m. The girls team beat Campbell County 55-40 Jan. 4. Brossart improved to 12-3 clinching the top seed in the 37th District tournament, rolling through all of its seeding games. Campbell, 1-1 in the district and 5-10 overall, plays at Calvary 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan 12, and at Scott Jan. 18. Junior Abby Stadmiller had a game-high 18 points. Junior Sarah Futscher scored 11 points and had seven rebounds. Senior Maria Greis had 10 points and was 3-of-4 from three-point range. Brossart had eight threepointers. Molly Kitchen led all Camel scorers with 11 points. “It was a great overall effort as a team both offensively and

defensively. We forced them into 20 turnovers and made15 of 18 from the line. I’m very proud of them as always,” said head coach Josh Feldmann on the team’s web site. Brossart finished the first half on a 10-2 lead to take a ninepoint advantage at halftime and built the lead into double digits in the third quarter. Brossart jumps right into defense of its 10th Region All “A” title, playing Calvary Thursday, Jan. 10. The final is Saturday, Jan. 12. Campbell hosts St. Patrick Friday, Jan. 11. Follow James on Twitter @Recorder and check out more coverage at


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This Week’s MVPs

» NCC junior Nikki Kiernan for scoring her 1,000th point recently and for scoring 22 in a win over rival Highlands Jan. 4. » Brossart senior Justin Saunders for scoring his 1,000th point in the win over Campbell County.

» Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting the following people at the Wednesday, Jan. 16, meeting, 1 p.m. at the Villa Hills Civic Club, 729 Rogers Road. Sam Dinn - Little League coach, football, basketball and baseball; David Dinn - Boone County, basketball; Jason Dinn - Boone County, basketball, track; John Deters - recreational softball; Kevin McIntyre - coach, WaltonVereona High School; DeAnn Schroeder Kiefer - Bishop Brossart, basketball, track; Phillip Dinn - Boone County, football, basketball, track.

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ALEXANDRIA — The holiday season means relaxing time off for many people. Not elite swimmers, who take advantage of the extra time with no classes or meets to put extra time into their training. Instead of double servings of egg nog and fruitcake, they have double sessions of swimming and dry-land workouts. Bishop Brossart senior Jacob Mader survived the most intense holiday training of his brief swimming career and is now starting to put more titles under his Christmas tree. Mader had a strong showing at the Scott Eagle Classic Jan. 5 at Scott High School. He finished second in the 200-yard individual medley and punctuated his day later by winning the 100-yard breaststroke. It was the biggest event win for Mader, who became the charter member of the Brossart swimming program last year after he and his head coach/father Richard put in the paperwork to make swimming an official varsity sport at Brossart. Mader had won events at a few smaller meets last year, but the Scott Classic is the largest meet this year with 21 teams, including every Northern Kentucky program. “I feel good now that I won that,” he said. “I just wanted to get a first place. It was a long time in between my races so it was a long day. I had some energy at the end to pull out a good time. I’ve been training hard lately and having crazy practices, so that’s a good time for how tired I am.” Mader was the two seed going in and the top seed scratched the event, but Mader enjoyed a 0.68 second victory in the race, prompting a fist pump

Brossart senior Justin Saunders scored his 1,000th career point Jan. 6 in a win over Campbell County. JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY

Boys basketball

» Bishop Brossart beat Beechwood 64-35 Jan. 2. Alex Trentman had 14 points. » Campbell County beat Mason County 67-62 Jan. 2. Corey Holbrook had 38 points. » Dayton beat Heritage 72-60 Jan. 4. Deion Conley had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Austin Brockman scored 19 points. » Highlands beat Villa Madonna 5745 Jan. 3. Jake Gronotte had 12 points and Drew Houliston 11. » NewCath beat Newport 80-51 Jan. 2. Michael Bueter had 20 points.

Girls basketball

» Dayton beat Heritage 58-27 Jan. 4. Sadie Boles scored a game-high 12 points. Felicia Watts chipped in with 10 points of her own.


» Campbell County won the Fairfield Invitational Jan. 5. Sean Fausz was the most outstanding wrestler, See HIGHLIGHTS, Page A7

NewCath junior Nicole Kiernan looks for the basket in the 49-38 loss to Conner. She scored her 1,000th career point during the Conner tourney Dec. 29. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Highlands won the Conner holiday tournament Dec. 27-29 in girls basketball, going 4-0 in the tournament. Newport Central Catholic went 2-2 as the rivals were set to meet Jan. 4. Here are images from the Conner tourney.

Northern Kentucky University’s Chad Jackson and University of South Carolina Upstate’s Torrey Craig battle for a loose ball in the first half at the Bank of Kentucky Center. NKU lost 60-54 Jan. 5. CARA OWSLEY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER



Perfection lifts Camels to big win By James Weber

ALEXANDRIA — Jake Harris picked the right time for his best game. With his Campbell Countybowlingteaminthe middle of a key match against Simon Kenton Jan. 3, Harris did as well as anyone can do, firing all 12 strikes for a perfect 300 game. That helped the Camels to a 7-0 sweep in the match at Southern Lanes. Both teams were 29-6 in points and undefeated in conference matches going in and SK is defending regional champions. “It was a big day,” Harris said. “Simon Kenton was supposed to beat us. I’d been in kind of a slump and I was trying to get out of it, stay focused. The biggest thing was we got the win. It’s a great accomplishment, but the big thing is we finally beat them after losing to them in the regional.” The 300 came in his second individual game after Campbell had taken a 2-0 lead in the match. He had never shot one in any competition or practice, and it is the first in Campbell

Campbell County’s Erica Biddle and Scott’s Megan Kindoll were the top two individual finishers at the Covington Catholic tourney. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

County history as well as the first in Northern Kentucky’s two seasons of KHSAA competition. “I was shaking a little bit,” Harris said. “I knew I just had to take my time and breathe. The 11th frame was a little bit lucky, a little bit of a light hit. The 12th shot was perfect. As soon as I threw it, I knew I got it.” Head coach Wayne Heringer said it was a great day. “They beat us last year in the regional championship. It’s a good

rivalry and we felt like we had something to prove to them. Jake really stepped up. The whole team bowled well and we hope to carry it over to the postseason.” Harris is a junior on a deep Camels team that is aiming for the state championship this year. They have six bowlers averaging more than 200. Campbell finished third in the Covington Catholic tournament Jan. 5 at Super Bowl Erlanger despite having its typical

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high scores during the day. Teams rolled three games before a doubleelimination tournament using Baker games. Campbell lost to Boone County twice. The first match, Campbell averaged 218 in the format and lost 2-1. Harris shot a 640 (213 average) in the qualifying portion of the tourney, which was only fourth on the team. Trey Brun shot 678, Jordan Racke 654 and Joe Rawe 649 as the Camels swept the top four spots in the all-tourney standings. Matt Chalk has a 290 game this year and shot 584 Jan. 5. “We have six boys over 200,” Heringer said. “If they continue that, we’ll take our chances with that in the regional and state.” The Campbell girls team finished second to Boone County in the tournament. Erica Biddle shot a 594 (198 average) to take first place individually.

from his father and head coach. “These are my slowest times of the year because this is the most tired I’ve been,” Mader said. “Everybody’s feeling the same. I’m going to set my goals higher for when I’m tapered and rested.” His main goal is winning a state medal. He was 15th in the IM last year and 18th in the breaststroke. “Between the swimming sessions and dryland, he’s beat up,” Jacob Mader said. “To have him do this well is a good sign. We’re right on track.”

team defeated Thiel College, 67-55. With the win, the Saints improve to 11-3 overall and 4-1 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference. With the loss, the Tomcats fall to 6-6 overall and 3-3 in the PAC. Junior guard Katie Kitchen (Alexandria, Ky./Campbell County) scored a season-high and a game-high 22 points to

winning the title at 126 pounds with two pins and two technical falls. Stephen Myers won 152, Eli Mathews at 182 and Austin Myers at 220.

TMC Notes

» Nine Saints scored Jan. 5 as the Thomas More College men’s basketball

lead the 10th-ranked Thomas More College women’s basketball team to an 80-54 win over Thiel College. With the win, the Saints improve to 12-1 overall and remain undefeated in the PAC at 6-0. Both teams play a PAC doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.

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their first Atlantic Sun Conference win. The NKU men’s team lost 60-54 to Upstate Jan. 5. Both teams play Lipscomb this weekend in ASun conference play at the Bank of Kentucky Center. The men’s team plays 7 p.m. Friday and the women’s team 1 p.m. Saturday.



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2013. Time to make bold move? In a serious multitasking moment, I’m reading “Beautiful Outlaw,” a fascinating take on the personality of Jesus by John Eldredge, and flipping back to “Bruce,” an all-encompassing biography of Bruce Don McNay Springsteen by Peter Carlin. COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST At the same COLUMNIST time, I am watching a documentary on the History Channel about the American Revolution and listening to a concert devoted to Bob Dylan’s 30th anniversary in the music business. Jesus, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Springsteen and Dylan have one common thread: The existing structure wasn’t working for them. So they took major risks to make things better. The new year is a time when people think about changes. Gyms and diet classes flood with people who want to lose

weight. People with addictions think about getting help. My phone rings with people who want to start saving money or cut up their credit cards. Those are tweaks and minor changes. Then you get people going through major life decisions. January is a popular month for people to file for divorce, just as Christmas is a popular time to propose marriage. A lot of people start looking for new careers and jobs in January. It takes courage to do something out of the norm. It is also the way that great things happen. Although I am the son of a professional gambler and a lifetime, self-employed entrepreneur, I preach a gospel of being risk-averse when it comes to money. I want people to be secure and have a safety net before they roll the dice on an investment. I also understand, from decades of watching lottery winners and injured people blow through their money, that few lose their money because of bad personal investment decisions. Most waste it on bad

behaviors, people wanting handouts and turning their money over blindly to “advisers” who don’t have a clue what they are doing. They also lose money because they don’t have a sense of self and a sense of purpose. In order to be a risk taker, you have to understand what the risk is about. Before Eldredge’s book, I never really thought of Jesus being a rebel. Since I came up through traditional Christian churches with traditional hierarchies, I put Jesus in the same traditional category. He was as much of a rebel as Dylan and Springsteen. He challenged authority, went against conventional wisdom and stuck true to his ideology, even when the penalty was death on a cross. A lot like all those people who signed the Declaration of Independence. I often wonder what it took to get a group of reasonably comfortable landowners to risk certain death in order to break away from the British and start a new country.

There is that point when someone’s values or, as Maslow would say, self-actualization allows one to overcome all fears. Most of us will tolerate intolerable situations as the fear of the unknown keeps us from moving forward. It’s how totalitarian governments and nasty individuals have stayed in power throughout world history. No one had the guts to go up against them. I’ve read almost everything ever written about Bruce Springsteen, but Carlin’s book focused on a period where Bruce made a faithful decision. Rebelling against the hype that the record company cranked out for the “Born to Run” album, Springsteen refused to play big arenas or anything that would compromise the integrity of his message and music. He did it at a time when he was dead broke. Most musicians would have sold out and no one would have blamed them. He took a big risk and, consequently, he is the only artist from that era who is as popular now as he was 35 years ago.

It’s not about taking a risk. It is about staying true to your values. A lot of people are contemplating major life decisions. They are looking at intolerable relationships, jobs they hate, uncertain futures and fear of the unknown. An insurance company commercial used to say that the biggest risk is not taking one. The bigger question is not whether you are going to take a risk, but whether your values and beliefs are so overwhelming that risk is the only option. If you do take a personal or professional risk, note that with Jesus, Springsteen, Dylan and the people who founded the United States, you are in pretty good company. They didn’t set out to make history; they did by staying true to what they believed. History was a byproduct of true passion and values. Don McNay, a Northern Kentucky native, is the bestselling author of “Life Lessons from the Lottery: Protecting Your Money in a Scary World.”

Working to make Kentucky a safer place Ready to unravel a public health mystery In September, Marion Kainer, an epidemiologist with the Tennessee Department of Health, got an email from a colleague at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The Vanderbilt doctor was reporting a suspicious case of fungal meningitis in a patient who had received steroid injections. You probably know the rest of the story: Nationwide investigation launched, recall of thousands of doses of the steroid, investigations by the Food and Drug Lynne Saddler Administration; and COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST through midCOLUMNIST December, more than 600 people ill and 14 dead across the U.S. Time and again, I tell the staff at the health department that they are everyday heroes. While the meningitis outbreak is unusual, I don’t think many would argue that Kainer’s actions in Tennessee were heroic. Her diligence in following the report all the way through led to a speedy recall of medication in Tennessee and notification of health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – who were able, through their own heroic work, to start working on the problem on a national scale. We often forget that employees of our health departments are first responders to emergencies, too. Kainer and 170 others at the core of the meningitis investigation worked around the clock, some even camping out in their offices. Paul Jarris, the executive director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, said it well: “People expect the fire department

and the police department to be there 24 hours a day, seven days a week. What they don’t realize is that their health department is also there 24 hours a day, seven days a week.” That’s what Jarris told USA Today in November. In Northern Kentucky, we pride ourselves on being ready to respond to these kinds of disease threats and other emergencies—whenever they occur. We have 24/7 notification systems in place for disease reporting, food safety and other public health threats. Whether it’s a water main break affecting a dozen restaurants, a case of measles or a tornado, the Health Department is ready to and often does respond to emergencies — during business hours, on evenings and weekends. Our ability to respond, however, is tied to the resources available to us. Funding for public health programs is crucial, but is threatened by round after round of budget cuts — including those proposed as part of the fiscal cliff being debated in Washington. In Northern Kentucky, we’ve already had to reduce our budget by 3 percent in 20112012 and 6 percent in 20122013. Further budget cuts will only jeopardize our ability to respond. Next time, if the report of the suspicious illness is in a Northern Kentucky resident, we want to be sure we have experts on staff who know what to do and who have the resources we need to carry out their recommendations. I am confident that the people and systems in place now at the health department would be able to rise up to the heroic level seen in Tennessee this fall. Let’s make sure it stays that way. Lynne Saddler is the district director of health for the Northern Kentucky Health Department.



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I am energized and thrilled as I wrap up the first year of my second term in what Bill Clinton once called “the best job in public service.” I am proud of all that we have accomplished for Kentucky families and communities despite unprecedented budget cuts to my ofJack Conway fice. COMMUNITY We’ve gone RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST after the banks that created the mortgage foreclosure crisis and for-profit colleges that prey on our nation’s veterans and vulnerable citizens. I’ve fought for landmark legislation to combat the epidemic of prescription drug abuse in Kentucky and stood up for consumers against big drug companies that put profits ahead of patient care. As many Kentucky families have struggled during these tough economic times, we have saved taxpayers and ratepayers nearly a half billion dollars in proposed rate increases and Medicaid fraud collections. As we embark on a new year, my staff and I want to share some of the highlights of our many accomplishments from 2012 and since I took office in 2008.

Consumer protection

» Recovered more than $62 million on behalf of Kentucky consumers during 2012, bringing the total amount recovered since 2008 to more than $83 million. » Participated in the historic $25 billion mortgage foreclosure settlement with the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers, obtaining $58 million for Kentucky under the settlement. » More than $38 million is being allocated to consumers who qualify for refinancing, loan write downs and debt restructuring. » Distributed more than $19 million in settlement funds to agencies that create affordable housing, provide relief or legal assistance to homeowners fac-

ing foreclosure, redevelop foreclosed properties and reduce blight from vacant properties. » Led a bipartisan group of 20 state attorneys general in reaching $2.5 million settlement with QuinStreet, Inc. over its website website. The site targeted servicemembers and served as a lead generator for the for-profit college industry. As a result of the settlement, QuinStreet transferred control of to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Cybercrimes and cybersafety education

» Launched 55 new investigations in 2012, bringing the total number of investigations since I created the Cybercrimes Unit in 2008 to 315. » Seized 57,506 child pornographic images and videos from the Internet, bringing the total number seized to more than 360,000. » Digital forensic lab processed 228 hard drives and removable devices in 2012 and more than 5,800 since 2008. » Conducted 50 Internet safety programs for students and parents.

Drug diversion

» Worked with Governor Beshear, House Speaker Stumbo and other lawmakers to win passage of House Bill 1 to prevent the abuse and diversion of prescription pills in the commonwealth. » Since its implementation-10 pain management clinics have closed their doors, 35 physicians have been disciplined for prescribing violations and five have surrendered their licenses. » Testified before a Congressional subcommittee with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to discuss efforts to fight prescription drug abuse. » Warned more than 6,000 middle and high school students across Kentucky about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. We’ve carried this important message to approximately 15,000 students since 2010 through my Keep Kentucky Kids Safe program.

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Medicaid fraud and abuse

» Awarded or recovered more than $71 million in 2012 for the Kentucky Medicaid program and taxpayers, bringing the total amount recovered since 2008 to more than $288 million for this vital state program. » Five charges and five convictions in 2012 related to abuse and neglect, bringing the total number of charges since 2008 to 56, with 43 convictions. » Three charges in 2012 related to Medicaid fraud with two convictions, bringing the total number since 2008 to 28 charges and 25 convictions.

Rate intervention

» Intervened in multiple utility rate matters before the Public Service Commission, resulting in annual savings of nearly $225 million for Kentucky ratepayers. Our total since 2008 – more than $1 billion. » Negotiated settlement with LG&E/KU that, if approved by the PSC, will result in $64 million in avoided rate impacts for customers.

Special prosecutions

» Obtained felony convictions of Grant and Thomas Gibson, Steve McDonald and Darren Brangers for defrauding more than 170 victims who sold cattle at the Eastern Livestock buying station in Metcalfe County. » To date, we’ve collected and returned more than 60 percent of the $850,000 in courtordered restitution to Kentucky farmers. Additional restitution is due to be paid in March 2013. Our many accomplishments over the past five years are a reflection of my dedicated staff and our commitment to making Kentucky all that it can be. Be assured, we will continue to lend a voice to those who have none, protect our vulnerable citizens and fight for a brighter future for our children. Working together, we will make Kentucky a safer place to live, work and raise a family.

Jack Conway is Kentucky attorney general.

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Senior Services of Northern Kentucky held a gala celebration of its 50th year helping seniors with a party at Receptions in Erlanger on Dec. 4. The SSNK Board of Directors, from left: Ken Rechtin, interim executive director; Mark Palazzo, board chair; Barbara Moran Johnson; Cathy Stickels; Kara Williams; Julee Stroup; Jim Hilgefort; and Eric Summe. THANKS TO CHARLES BREWER, SENIOR SERVICES OF NORTHERN KENTUCKY



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Kentucky’s first senior center, Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, celebrated 50 years of operation last month. To commemorate the half-century mark the Time Flies When Mak-

ing a Difference gala was held at Receptions in Erlanger on Dec. 4. It raised $50,000 in donations for the organization and was hosted by Rockin’ Ron Schumacher from WGRR-FM (103.5). Since opening in1962, Senior Services of Northern Kentucky has

served seniors at 10 locations in eight Northern Kentucky counties. Programs such as Meals on Wheels, transportation, wellness, advocacy and protections are available through the service to assist seniors in remaining in their own homes.

Senior Services of Northern Kentucky held a gala celebration of its 50th year helping seniors with a party at Receptions in Erlanger on Dec. 4. Father Raymond Hartman, pastor of Mother of God Church, Covington, accepts the award for the church’s participation in establishing the agency that would become Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. From left, Mark Palazzo, Father Raymond Hartman and Ken Rechtin. THANKS TO

Senior Services of Northern Kentucky held a gala celebration of its 50th year helping seniors with a party at Receptions in Erlanger on Dec. 4. From left are Barbara Terry of United Way with John and Margaret Wharton of Union. THANKS TO CHARLES BREWER, SENIOR SERVICES OF NORTHERN KENTUCKY

United Way President Robert C. Reifsnyder accepts an award for United Way’s participation in the 1962 creation of the agency that would become Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. From left: Mark Palazzo, Reifsnyder and Ken Rechtin. THANKS TO CHARLES BREWER, SENIOR SERVICES OF NORTHERN KENTUCKY


From left are Senior Services of Northern Kentucky board members Barbara Moran Johnson, Wells Fargo Advisors, and Julee Stroup, Fidelity Investments. THANKS TO CHARLES BREWER, SENIOR SERVICES OF NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Senior Services of Northern Kentucky held a gala celebration of its 50th year helping seniors with a party at Receptions in Erlanger on Dec. 4. From left: Robert Taylor, Cathy Stickels, Eric Summe, Kara Williams and Wade Williams. THANKS TO

Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra,” and “Marilyn Monroe” entertained at the Senior Services of Northern Kentucky gala. THANKS TO CHARLES BREWER, SENIOR SERVICES OF






Exhibits Divided We Stood: Northern Kentucky in the Civil War, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Kentucky was a Mason-Dixon state with an idealistic but unrealistic goal of neutrality. Learn how this had a far-reaching impact, tearing families and communities apart. 859-4914003; Covington.

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Music - Bluegrass Jason and the Punknecks, 10 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Euchre Tournament, noon-2 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton.

Music - Concerts Little River Band, 7:30 p.m., Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Includes dinner buffet at 6 p.m. and show. Performing hits "Lonesome Loser," "Cool Change, Lady," "Take It Easy On Me," "Help Is On Its Way" and more. $40-$75. Reservations required. 859-491-8000; Newport.

Music - Jazz New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Directed by Bill Gemmer and features John Von Ohlen. 859261-2365; Covington. Deep Blue Organ Trio, 8 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $20. 859-261-7469; Newport.

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Little River Band will perform 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at the Newport Syndicate. Call 859-491-8000 for tickets. FILE PHOTO Open Mic, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., The Lounge. Awardwinning open mic features singer-songwriters, comedians, marimba players, storytellers and more. Ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport.


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Naked Karate Girls, 6 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200; Newport. The Tillers, 9 p.m. With Blue Rock Boys, Animal Circles and Coelacanth. Doors open 8 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., $10, $8 advance; additional $3 at door ages 18-20. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Eggs ’N’ Issues: Build Our New Bridge Now Coalition, 7:30-9 a.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Erlanger, 1379 Donaldson Road, With Tom Gabelman and Johnna Reeder from Build Our New Bridge Now Coalition. Gabelman and Reeder discuss efforts to make replacing Brent Spence Bridge reality by 2014. Ages 21 and up. $15 chamber members, $30 future members. Registration required. Presented by Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. 859578-8800; Erlanger.

The Carnegie will host an opening reception for the exhibit Pulp Art 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11. Running through Feb. 15 the exhibition features the work of nine artists and explores the many ways in which artists use paper as a medium. For more Clubs & Organizations information, call Triangle Toastmasters Meet859-491-2030. Pictured is ing, 7-8:30 p.m., Campbell Travis Graves' Paper Bag County Fiscal Court, 1098 MonNumber 4. THANKS TO THE mouth St., Become a confident,

Music - World Alpen Echos, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St., Free. 859-491-7200; Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Eddie Ifft, 8 p.m.; 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $10-$15. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Females: Sara Goode (54), Gorgeous Teitelbaum (46) Pfeni Rosensweig (40) Tess Goode (17). Males: Nicholas Pym (58) Mervyn Kant (48) Geoffrey Duncan (40) Tom Valiunus (20). Free. Through Jan. 14. 513-324-8314. Fort Thomas.

SATURDAY, JAN. 12 Cooking Classes Sushi Rolling and Dining Experience, 7:30 p.m., Sushi Cincinnati, 20 W. Pike St., Includes training, choice of at least three sushi rolls, BYOB and recipe/product information. $25. Reservations required. 513-3350297; Covington.

Holiday - Christmas Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Covington.

Karaoke and Open Mic Super Bowl of Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Super Bowl Bellewood, 1211 Waterworks Road, $12 buckets, $3 domestics, $2 jello shots. With DJ Weezy and DJ Love MD. No cover. Presented by Super Bowl. 859-781-1211; Newport. Super Bowl of Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Super Bowl, 510 Commonwealth Ave., Drink specials: $12 buckets, $3 domestics and $2 jello shots. With DJ Matt V and DJ Love MD. Free. 859-727-2000. Erlanger.

Music - Acoustic Saturday Night Music, 6-7:30 p.m. Music by Brittany Gillstrap (acoustic)., Velocity Bike & Bean, 7560 Burlington Pike, Fresh baked goods, desserts and coffee available. Free. 859-3718356; Florence.

Music - Acoustic Circus Mojo Presents will perform 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Boone County Main Library in Burlington. Free. Call 859-342-2665 for more information. Pictured is Michael Stallworth. FILE PHOTO Floyd’s "Animals" album in its entirety. $18. 859-491-2444; Covington.

Music - Jazz New Sleepcat Band, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 859-261-2365; Covington.

Music - Rock 3 Day Rule, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, Local cover band. 859-491-6200; Newport. Switchblade Syndicate, 9 p.m. With Kissing Daylight, Total Dudes and the Makeshifts. Doors open 8 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., $8 ages 18-20, $5 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport. Fox N Hounds, 10 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.

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around interpretive trail to see and hear birds. Make a pine cone feeder to take home inside the center. Limited amount of binoculars available. Bring your own binoculars. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Conservation District. 859-572-2600; campbell. Alexandria.

On Stage - Comedy Eddie Ifft, 7:30 p.m.; 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $10-$15. 859-957-2000; Newport.

Special Events Riverfront DanceSport Festival, 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Sessions, workshops, solo exhibitions and formations, freestyles, single dances, scholarships, championships, team match, awards and professional show. Family friendly. $15-$50. Presented by National Dance Council of America. 740-969-2431; Covington.

Alpen Echos, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Hofbrauhaus, Free. 859-4917200; Newport.


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Signs of Life - the Essence of Pink Floyd, 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Performing Pink

Winter Birding, 10-11:30 a.m., Campbell County Environmental Education Center, 1261 Race Track Road, Take a lesson on bird identification. Then, hike

Auditions for the Sisters Rosensweig by Wendy Wasserstein, 3-6 p.m., Village Players, 8 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Cold readings from script.

Kevin Fox, 10 p.m., Strasse Haus, 630 Main St., Free. 859-261-1199. Covington.

Music - Religious Mission Gospel Quartet, 6 p.m., Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle, 1080 Highland Ave., Formerly Worley Quartet. Local group from Florence. Gospel in inspirational and professional manner. Free. 859-781-4510. Fort Thomas.

more effective speaker. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Triangle Toastmasters. 859-6523348; Newport.

Education NAMI NKY Mental Illness Education Series, 6 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, 12-week course for family members, partners and friends of individuals with mental illness. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-261-4080; Burlington.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party!, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, $10 drop-in. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 513-617-9498; Newport.

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Matt Cowherd, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200; Newport.

Devout Wax, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., The Lounge. Vinyl night. Margaret and Jonathan spin eclectic wax. Including an all spin-by-request set, bring your own records. Also, local/regional-only set. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-4312201; DevoutWax. Newport.

Nature Animal Tracking, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Campbell County Environmental Education Center, 1261 Race Track Road, Walk around trail and explore animal tracks. Dress for weather. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Conservation District. 859-572-2600; campbell. Alexandria.

On Stage - Comedy Eddie Ifft, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $10-$15. 859-957-2000; Newport.

Music - Jazz Mike Darrah, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Pianist. 859-261-2365; Covington.

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Auditions for the Sisters Rosensweig by Wendy Wasserstein, 7-10 p.m., Village Players, Free. 513-324-8314. Fort Thomas.

Appriritions, 7 p.m. With Blameshift., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $10. 859-2617469; Newport.

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Yoga, 6 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Basic/ beginner yoga practice offers holistic approach to maintaining healthy weight with increased flexibility, more stamina and lean muscle. Bring mat. All levels. $25 per month. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-334-2117. Union. Cardio Dance Party!, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, $10 drop-in. 513-617-9498; Newport. Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; 4:30-5:30 p.m.; 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs. Inner GLOW Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; 6:45-7:45 p.m., Glow Gallery Studio, 264 W. Pike St., Faith-based yoga movement class uses breath to guide from one posture to the next while surrounded by artwork in contemporary art gallery space. $10. 513-295-5226; Covington.

Exhibits Divided We Stood: Northern Kentucky in the Civil War, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 859-491-4003; Covington. Flags By Brad Austin Smith, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 859-491-4003. Covington.

Home & Garden Tools Around the Garden, 1-3 p.m., Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Learn all about tools around the garden. Free. 859586-6101; Burlington.

Music - Acoustic Bob Cushing, 8 p.m., Happy Days Taven, 801 Bakewell St., Presented by Happy Days Tavern. 859-261-6607. Covington.

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

Music - Jazz Lee Stolar Trio, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859261-2365; Covington.

Music - Rock BLADOW!, 8 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., $10. 859-4912444; Covington.

Recreation Bridge, 12:30-3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, Free. 859-3422665. Union.

Senior Citizens Senior Aerobics with Ginny, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., 859-7272306. Elsmere. Bingo, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 859-485-7611. Walton.



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sodium. Plus they’re high in water and fiber and an excellent source of potassium, which helps the body process sodium and lower blood pressure.

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My husband Frank likes a drizzle of red wine vinegar to finish off the soup. My colleague Matt Swaim, producer at Sacred Heart Radio, feels like taking a nap after enjoying this soup. So now you’re forewarned! As I always tell you, adjust the seasonings to taste. 6 strips bacon, cut up 2 cups chopped onion 1 tablespoon garlic 1 pound mushrooms, sliced (I used cremini) 1 scant tablespoon tomato paste 1 quart beef broth plus about a cup of water, if necessary 1 cup quick-cooking barley 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Sauté bacon until crisp. Add onion and garlic. Cook until onion is starting to brown. Add mushrooms and cook

until tender and pot is beginning to get dry. Stir in rest of ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until barley is tender, about 20 minutes. Add water if necessary. Season with salt and pepper.

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I like adding a bit of tomato paste to some soups and stews. Freeze leftover paste in a baggie, smoosh the air out and lay it flat. When you need some, you can push out the frozen paste.

Olive oil 8 oz. sliced fresh mushrooms 11⁄4 cups chopped onion or more to taste 2 10.5 oz. cans chicken broth or more, if needed 1 pound corn, thawed if frozen or drained if canned 2-3 cups cooked chicken, chopped (deli chicken is good) 1 10.5 oz. can condensed cream of chicken soup 1 ⁄2 cup orzo 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning 1 cup milk 11⁄2 tablespoons flour Salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in soup pot and add mushrooms and onions, and cook over medium high heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Add chicken broth, corn, chicken, soup, orzo and seasonings. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cook until orzo is tender, about 10 minutes. Stir together milk and flour in a small bowl; gradually stir into chowder and cook until hot throughout.

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Formerly secret chicken corn chowder For the reader who had a similar soup at a luncheon. The hostess would only divulge ingredients. “The recipe is secret,” she said. If this is similar to what the reader ate, the secret’s out! Substitute dried basil, rosemary and thyme for Italian seasoning if you want.

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It’s definitely a soup day. The snow has just about disappeared (and it was just the nicest snow for sledding and building snowmen) but the temperature continues to drop. It registered a finger-freezing 12 degrees when I went out to feed the chickens last week. After the glut of holiday eating, a Rita steaming Heikenfeld hot bowl of RITA’S KITCHEN soup is just perfect for supper. Barley is in the news for its health-giving qualities and downright earthy flavor. Interestingly enough, barley was one of the grains people of a generation or two ago used frequently. Back then, it was long-cooking barley. Today we have quick-cooking barley, as well. When my kids were infants and lost their appetites when they were sick, my mom would make barley water. I know it sounds weird, but she cooked pearl barley in water, strained it, then added honey and lemon. It wasn’t the most appealing drink, looks-wise, but they liked it and it helped them get well. Mom said it was nourishing. I just took her word for it and it was years later that I found out barley’s a good source of vitamin E/ antioxidants, fiber and niacin, and it helps digestion. It’s a great grain for the heart. Mushrooms, too, are good for you. They’re low in calories, carbs, fat and


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be packed away, and dust piling up all around from a non-stop furnace. And of course, there is the ever popular “I am going to lose 50 pounds this year if it kills me.” (Well it just might if you’re relying on your own will power to get it done.) Our problem is not our resolutions, but the one we look to for help in achieving them. The Bible tells me that when I am weak, my God is strong (2 Cor. 12:10.) It tells me that my Bible is a useful tool for equipping me for all the good works God has

If you are interested in losing weight and living healthier this year, check out the Equipped Ministries blog at or find us on Facebook: equippedministries for meeting times and locations. Julie House is a member of East Dayton Baptist Church and former resident of Campbell County. She graduated from NKU with her Bachelors Degree and is the Founder of Equipped Ministries.

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Leonard in their plastic hamster balls so they can run across the floor while I work. I spread old Community Press newspapers over the kitchen table, place the hamster cage on top, remove their wheel, water bottle, food dish and the blue plastic igloo they sleep in. Next, I carefully carry “Hamsterdam” out to the garage and dump all the icky bedding into the garbage. When I return, everything goes into the sink for a good, old-fashioned soap and hot water scrubbing. (Did I mention that I wear non-latex, foodquality rubber gloves and use Johnson’s ‘No More Tears’ Baby Shampoo?) Once everything is rinsed and dried I cover the bottom of their cage with a thin layer of unscented clay kitty litter. That gets topped off with one-fourth of a bag of Arm & Hammer Natural Pet Bedding with Baking Soda. Everything is then put back in exactly the same position it was when I started. I even shred six brand new, unscented Kleenex and

stuff the pieces into their igloo to replace the dirty ones. Their water bottle is refilled with filtered water from the fancy Brita pitcher we keep in the fridge, they get a scoop of premium hamster chow, an organic lettuce leaf and finally, to assuage their pique, a Vanilla Oreo cookie. You‘d think that Sheldon and Leonard would be thrilled to come back to a clean home laden with goodies. Wouldn’t you? I know that I‘d be tickled pink. Remember when your mother told you to clean your plate because there are starving children in the world? Well, I suspect that there are several dozen Northern Kentucky University students who wish their dorm rooms were so nice. My unappreciative hamsters should think of them and be grateful. But, they are still spitting mad, so angry they can barely run their wheel. You should see them stomping around that cage messing the place up again while plotting their revenge against me. Ah, well...what else do they have to do? As my great-grandmother was fond of saying: “Everybody has to have a hobby!” For more pet care tips, visit Please send ideas for future stories to Marsie Hall Newbold at Pet care expert Marsie Hall Newbold is a resident of Highland Heights.


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Library programs, events for January Community Recorder

The Campbell County Public Library will present the following programs and events throughout the month of January.

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3920 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring; 859-781-6166 After Hours Game Night: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11. Meet friends for a night of video, board and card games. Compete to win a $25 gift card in a tournament against others. Ages 11 to 18. Registration required. Snacks provided. Game Rating: T for Teen. Let’s Learn About the Nook: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14. Receive a Nook eReader over the holidays? Join a Barnes and Noble rep and become more familiar with all the Nook eReader features. Registration required. Adults. PhotoShop for Beginners: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15. Create fantastic photographs using PhotoShop software. Attend this program specifically designed for beginners. Registration required. Adults. Cup of Crime Mystery Book Club: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. Discuss “Defending Donald Harvey, The Case of America’s Most Notorious Angel-of-Death Serial Killer,” by Harvey’s court appointed public defender, William Whalen. New members welcome. Adults. Adventure Club: Kids Art: 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. Show off creativity at the library. Registration required. Ages 6 to 11. Toasty Tales: 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. The weather outside is frightful, so warm up at the library. Enjoy winter stories and treats. Registration required. Families. Shrinky Dink Rings: 6 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 21. Learn how to make original rings from oldfashioned shrinky dinks and stampers. Registration required; space is limited. Ages 11 to 18. Adventure Club: Spy Camp: 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. Have what it takes to be a spy? Join us for obstacle courses, scavenger hunts, and other fun, top secret activities. Registration required. Ages 6 to 11. Real Men Read Book Club : 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. Discuss “All Elevations Unknown: An Adventure in the Heart of Borneo,” by Sam Lightner. Books selected for The Real Men Read Book Club (for men and women) focus on biographies and adventure stories. New members welcome. Family Game Day: 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. Enjoy a day of family games. The whole family will enjoy playing board games and electronic games, including a Wii. Families. Snacks provided. Intermediate PhotoShop: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29. Discover the more advanced tools and resources available through this software. Registration required. Adults.

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1000 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas; 859-572-5033 Adventure Club: Angry Birds: 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14. 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14. Create Angry Birds and Piggies IRL. Registration required. Ages 6 to 11. Lego Club: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15. Learn new tips, collaborate on creations, and show off original designs. Registration required. Ages 8 to 18. Snacks provided. Campbell County Public Library Board Meeting: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15. The board

brary. Kentucky Pulled Cream Candy: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14. Fantasy in Frosting returns to teach their ever- popular class in the art of making Kentucky pulled cream candy. Registration required. Adults. No-Sew Fleece Scarves: 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. Come inside and make a no-sew scarf. Ages 12 to 18. Make a Fairy House: 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. Make a Fairy House with sticks and bark and pretty stones – and maybe attract a fairy. Registration required. Families. Adventure Club: Bingo Blast: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22. Stay warm on a cold afternoon playing Bingo. Registration required. Ages 6 to 11. Going Without Gluten: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23. Learn about gluten, where it is found in today’s diet, what it can do to a person’s health and determine if a gluten-free diet is right for you. Teens and Adults. Falcon Theater Production presents Soldier Come Home: Signature Series - free tickets required: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25. Falcon Theater Company presents Soldier, Come Home, a play based on historic Civil War Letters of Mary Luke Pringle, her husband Philip W. Pringle, and family members, written 1859-1865. The event is free and open to the public; however, free tickets must be requested in advance. Please call 859-7816166, ext. 31 or visit to request tickets. Snowball Party!: 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. Play with snowflakes, read cozy stories, drink hot cocoa, and make a wintry craft. Registration required. Ages 3 to 5.


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meets at 4:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. Meetings take place on a rotating basis among the branches. Baby, It’s Cold Outside: 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. Participate in a pretend snowball fight and read winter stories and songs. Registration required. Ages infant to 2. Adventure Club: CD Mosaics: 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21. Use old CDs to make a shiny mosaic. Registration required. Ages 6 to 11. Let’s Learn About the Nook: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. Receive a Nook eReader over the holidays? Join a Barnes & Noble rep and become more familiar with all the Nook eReader features. Registration required. All ages. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Presents: The Travelling Jekyll and Hyde Show: 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. A tiny theater company attempts - and hilariously fails - to tell the infamous tale of the scientist who splits

his good side from his evil one. Registration required. Ages 11 and older. Super Saturday: Library Luau: 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. Chase away the winter blues at our luau for the whole family. Registration required. Families. Snacks provided. Teen Jeopardy: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. Show off knowledge on a variety of topics. Be the first to buzz in and don’t forget to phrase answers in the form of a question. Registration required. Ages 13 to 18. Snacks provided.


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POLICE REPORTS FORT THOMAS Arrests/citations Furaha White, 35, 830 Alexandria Pike Apt. 311, warrant at Alexandria Pike, Jan. 1. Arthur Stevenson Jr., 50, 830 Alexandria Pike Apt. 311, warrant at Alexandria Pike, Jan. 1. Rebekah Riggs, 41, 3675 Pine Hills Drive, DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, no insurance, open container in a motor vehicle at Riverside at Memorial Parkway, Dec. 30. Jack Kleier, 29, 918 Johns Hill Road, warrant, possession of drug paraphernalia at Woodfill Avenue, Dec. 29. Andrea Leach, 35, 2351 Memorial Parkway No. 3, DUI, no registration plates, failure to maintain insurance at 2351

Memorial Parkway, Dec. 30. Jerome Norman, 31, 17 Warren Court No. 1, warrant at I-471 north, Dec. 27. Ashley Keel, 24, 416 Emma St. No. 6, warrant at Memorial Parkway, Nov. 28.

Incidents/investigations Theft by unlawful taking At 10 West Villa Place, Dec. 28. At 50 Sheridan Ave., Dec. 28.

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS Arrests/citations Lisa Marie Martinez, 34, 630 Lafayette Ave., third degree possession of a controlled substance at 2527 Wilson Ave., Dec. 23. Donald Edward Eubanks, 35,

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. 1625 Sycamore St., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 2527 Wilson Ave., Dec. 23. Emily Setser, 27, 2854 Fair Oak, first degree possession of controlled substance at I-275 at I-471, Dec. 23.

Douglas Needles, 36, 29 Martha Jean Drive, receiving stolen property at Lowes, Dec. 16. Dale Cooper, 44, 46 Timber Trail, warrant at Lowes, Dec. 16.

Incidents/investigations Theft by unlawful taking At 243 Meadow Trail Drive, Dec. 26. Theft of a controlled substance At 2 Tesseneer Drive, Dec. 27. Third degree criminal mischief At 95 Bon Jan Lane, Dec. 28.

NEWPORT Arrests/citations Luis Torres, 21, 1006 Hamelt, second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument

at 746 Washington Ave., Dec. 29. Samuel Spencer, 38, 3430 Ridgewood Drive, receiving stolen property at West 11th Street, Dec. 31. Tonya Thomas, 41, 337 Berry Ave., theft by unlawful taking at 160 Newport Pavilion, Dec. 24.

Incidents/investigations Theft by unlawful taking At 1301 Monmouth St., Dec. 29. Theft of property lost or mislaid At 1 Levee Way, Dec. 28. Third degree criminal mischief At 10 block of West Fourth Street, Dec. 25.

SOUTHGATE Arrests/citations Bobbi Wysong, 24, 3991 Hamsburg Road, warrant at I-275 west, Dec. 8. Derrick Turner, 24, Homeless, warrants at Foxchase Drive, Dec. 10. Daniel May, 33, 925 Fifth Ave., warrant at 2335 Alexandria pike, Dec. 17. Incidents/investigations Theft by unlawful taking At 3891 Canyon Court no. 1B, Dec. 2. Theft of a controlled substance At 2298 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 1. Theft or property lost or mislaid At Electric Avenue, Dec. 17.

DEATHS Doris Bertram Doris Mary Bertram, 74, of California, died Tuesday Jan. 1, 2013, at her residence. She was a homemaker, worked at Bishop Brossart High School, and was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Church and the Foresters Court 1492. Her brother, Dennis Reis, and a cousin, Gerald Enzweiler, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Larry Bertram; sons, Greg Bertram of Lilburn Ga., Tim Bertram of California and Mark Bertram of Urbandale, Iowa; eight grandchildren; and cousins,

Margret, Frank and Charlie Enzweiler (raised by her parents). Memorials: Bishop Brossart High School, 4 Grove St., Alexandria, KY 41001 or Bluegrass Hospice of Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Dawn Carnes; daughters, Diane Ripberger and Linda Pemberton; son, Gove Ray Carnes; brother, Millard Carnes; 10 sisters; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill.

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Gove Carnes Jr., 79, of Newport, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. He was a retired cabinet maker for Leon Supply, and enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. Survivors include his spouse,

Paulette “Pat” Mary Zint Combs, 71, of Union, died Dec. 24, 2012, at her residence. She was a homemaker, a member of All Saints Church in Walton, a former Walton Lions Club member, and enjoyed dancing, yard sales and spending time outdoors. Her husband, Roy Combs, died previously. Survivors include her children, Margaret Ann Braun of Alexandria and Paul Nicholas Combs of Verona; and two grandchildren. Interment was at Vine Run Cemetery in Dry Ridge. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Mary Lois Cromer, 64, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., formerly of Northern Kentucky, died Dec. 23, 2012, at her residence.

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Carolyn Cryer Carolyn M. Cryer, 92, of Highland Heights, died Dec. 25, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and a graduate of Campbell County High School. Her husband, William Earl Cryer; daughter, Marilyn Kay Cryer, brothers, James Simmons, John Simmons and William Simmons; and sister, Evelyn

Simmons Hoffman, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Jan Hopper of Wilder; brothers, Douglas Simmons of Newport; Eugene Simmons of Newport, and Harold Simmons of Fort Thomas. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Dr. Edgewood, KY 41017.

Charles Deaton Charles Edward Deaton, 75, of Alexandria, formerly of Newport, died Dec. 27, 2012, at Mountain Crest Nursing Home in Cincinnati. He was a retired fireman with city of Newport and served in the Army. His wife, Rita Deaton, and son, Chuck Deaton, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Peggy Schultz, Beth Mitchell, Karen Griffis, Mary Anne Curtis and Lynn Deaton; sons,

Mark Deaton and Jim Deaton; brother, Keen Deaton; sister, Irma Horner; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; stepdaughters, Diana Nagel and Patty Franzen; stepson, Mike Hollon; and three stepgrandchildren Memorials: Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Joseph Guidugli Joseph H. Guidugli, 89, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a retired kitchen supervisor at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Cincinnati, a Navy veteran of World War II, volunteered at the Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport, and was a member of Divine Mercy Church and Bellevue Vets. Three sons, Rick, Mark and infant James Guidugli, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Loretta Messmer Guidugli; sons, Steve, Jim and Jeff Guidugli; daughters, Joanne Graham, Mary Kay Kinney and Barb Moore; sister, Dolly Flaig; 21 grandchildren; and 12 greatgrandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Bernard Food Pantry, 401 Berry Ave., Dayton,

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NOTICE OF ADOPTION, TITLE AND SUMMARY OF ALEXANDRIA ORDINANCE 2012-09 I hereby certify that the following is the Title and Summary of Ordinance 2012-09 of the City of Alexandria, in Campbell County, Kentucky, which was adopted by City Council on January 3, 2013: ORDINANCE NO. 2012-09: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, IN CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, ADOPTING A ZONING MAP AMENDMENT TO THE ALEXANDRIA ZONING MAP FOR THE ‘OLD WEBB MOTEL’ PROPERTY CONSISTING OF 0.699 ACRES FROM RURAL RESIDENTIAL ESTATE (R-RE) TO HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL (HC), SO THAT THE PROPERTY CAN BE DEVELOPED ACCORDING TO THE SUBMITTED PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT PLAN. This Ordinance approves and adopts the recommendation of the Alexandria Planning Commission to rezone the subject property as shown on the attached drawing, which property is located at 7536 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, Kentucky.

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*************************************** I, Michael A. Duncan, an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, for Ziegler & Schneider, P.S.C., City Attorneys for the City of Alexandria, in Campbell County, Kentucky, do hereby certify that this Notice of Adoption, Title and Summary of Ordinance 201209 was prepared by me, and that it represents an accurate description of the summary of the contents of the Ordinance. The full text of the Ordinance, and other information relative to the Ordinance, is on file at the office of the City Clerk/Treasurer, 8236 West Main Street, Alexandria, Kentucky 41001. /s/ Michael A. Duncan CE-1001743638-01

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Kevin Hadden Kevin Dwayne Hadden, 22, of Dayton, died Dec. 27, 2012, at University Hospital in Cincinnati. Survivors include his parents, Richard and Patricia Hadden; brothers, Richard and Patrick Hadden; sister, Ashley Hadden; and grandmother, Wanda Carroll. Burial was at Highland Cemetery. Memorials: Fares J. Radel Funeral Home, 822 York St, Newport, KY 41071.

Virginia Hatton Virginia M. Hatton, 70, of Newport, died Dec. 26, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Her husband, James Hatton, and children, Eddie and Janet Hatton, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Billy, James Edward Jr., Carl and Jimmy Hatton; daughters, Linda Hatton, Daisy Hatton, Rita Hatton-Harris, Gloria HattonOaks, Virginia Lee Hatton and Janie Hatton-Pearson; 19 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Collins and Anna Gravley. Burial was at Hatton Creek Cemetery.

Richard Heister Richard B. Heister, 92, of Cold Spring, died Dec. 29, 2012, at the Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport. He was a retired manager at Cincinnati Bell, a member of St. Joseph Marines Club, Holy Name Society and St. Vincent de Paul Society, a past knothole coach for the Campbell County Youth Baseball League and volunteered at the Parish Kitchen. His wife, Mary E. Heister; a son, Joseph Heister; sister, Margaret Ann Jung; brothers, Louis, Michael, Ernst and Robert Heister, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Robin Guidi of Crestview Hills; sons, Richard Heister of Cold Spring, Randall Heister of Cold Spring, Robert Heister of Lincoln, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery in Cold Spring. Memorials: St. Joseph Church Building Fund, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Ky. 41076 or to St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Drive, Edgewood, Ky. 41017.

Donna Johnson Donna Marie Johnson, 36, of Newport died Dec. 30, 2012. Survivors include her father, Kenny Hammons; mother, Brenda Hammons; sons, Benjamin and Brandon Johnson; daughters, Maria and Michael Johnson; brothers Kenny, Ben, and John Hammons; and sister, Carol Hammons.

Obituary: Omer Kiser Omer Kiser, 76, of Alexandria, died Dec. 29, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He had retired from the Kroger Warehouse in Woodlawn, Ohio and was a member of Plum Creek Christian Church in Butler, Ky. His son, Keith Kiser, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Mary Fern Kiser; daughters, Kim Visse, Kathy Rice and Karen Schneider; and 13 grand-

children. Interment was at Plum Creek Cemetery in Butler. Memorials: Plum Creek Christian Church, 13455 Alexandria Pike, Butler, KY 41006 or donor’s choice.

Gary Kuntz Gary Layne Kuntz, 71, of Ocean Pines, Md., died Dec. 23, 2012, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. A brother, Lonnie Kuntz, died previously. He served in the Army, had retired as a customer service manager for The Topps Company Inc., served on the board of directors for The Parke at Ocean Pines, and enjoyed playing golf and traveling, and was a member of St. John Neumann Church in Berlin, Md. Survivors include his wife, Sue Ann Kuntz; children, Gary Daniel Kuntz of Cincinnati, Rebecca Lynn Kuntz of Loveland and Melissa Marie Boog of Salisbury, Md.; six grandchildren; sister, Sharon Schwab of Union; brother, Dennis Kuntz of Southgate. Memorials: Coastal Hospice at the Ocean, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802 or Women Supporting Women, 10026 Old Ocean City Boulevard, Suite 4, Berlin, MD 21811.

Lorraine Ligon-Fleagle Lorraine “Tippy” LigonFleagle, 88, of Fort Thomas, died Dec. 30, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a member of the Petersburg Baptist Church, longtime treasurer for the church, the Petersburg Senior Citizens and Women’s Missionary Union. A daughter, Gerry Ligon, and husbands, Hubert Ligon and Leo Fleagle, died previously. Survivors include her son, Billy Ligon; daughters, Jody Gripshover and Robyn Dallary; eight grandchildren; and 15 greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Petersburg Cemetery. Memorials: Petersburg Baptist Church. Larry Jay Lloyd, 63, of Taylor Mill, died Dec. 26, 2012, at his residence. He had retired as a janitor for Covington Catholic High School and was also a Bingo caller. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include his his sisters, Vivian Hall of Union, Sherry Simpson of Erlanger and Sheila Allen of Taylor Mill; and brothers, Steve Lloyd of Florence and Roger Lloyd of Fort Thomas. Interment was at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown, Ky. Memorials: Disabled American Veterans or Diocesan Children’s Home.

Patricia Losey Patricia Gale Losey, 78, of Bellevue died Dec. 28, 2012, at Carmel Manor Nursing Home in Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker, a lifetime resident of Bellevue and a graduate of Bellevue High School class of 1952. She was also an insurance secretary and insurance agent with various companies and a lifetime member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Bellevue, where she was very active and served as the secretary and administrative assistant.

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Garnette Magee Garnette L. Magee, 83, of Union, died Dec. 30, 2112, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and member of Big Bone Baptist Church in Union. Her husband, James Magee, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Mickey Byrne of Union; sons, James Magee of Union and Michael Magee of Burlington; brothers, James Kinman of Wilder and Tommy Kinman of Alexandria; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Napoleon Cemetery in Gallatin County, Ky. Memorials: Salvation Army, 1806 Scott St, Covington, KY 41014.

Daniel McGrath Daniel F. McGrath, 76, died on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a pharmacist for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cincinnati, a member of the American Legion, a veteran of the Vietnam War, a member of the 1st Calvary Association, Moon Brothers Post in Independence and Kentucky Society of Health Systems Pharmacists. His wife, Joyce McGrath, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Jane Smith of Forest, Ontario, Brenda Stewart of California, Jill Dunagan of Crittenden and Linda Cole of Weaver, Ala.; sons, Patrick McGrath of Boston, Mass., Michael McGrath of Palm Bay, Fla., and Timothy McGrath of Melbourne, Fla.; brother, David McGrath of Cincinnati;

eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice Edgewood, 483 South Loop Dr., Edgewood, KY 41017.

Bertha Reis Bertha Jean Reis, 85, of Newport, died Dec. 31, 2012, at Salem Woods Nursing Home in Cincinnati. She was an assembly line worker with Equitable Bag Co. in Covington. Her husband, Eugene Reis; three brothers, Alfred, William and Robert Scott; and sisters, Nancy Harris and Marie O’Day, died previously. Survivors include her brother, James Scott of Bellevue, and many nieces and nephews. Memorials: Children’s Hospital, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

Carolyn Trout Carolyn Sue Trout, 75, of Union, formerly of Fort Thomas, died Jan. 1, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a customer service representative with the Duro Bag Co. in Florence, a former president of Northern Kentucky American Cancer Society, a former secretary for the Madison Regatta, and a Highlands Bluebirds and Campbell County Camels fan. A brother, Ernie Nauerth, and sister, Ruth Ann Nauerth, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Becky Payne of Cincinnati; sons, Mark Trout of Union and Doug Trout of Grant’s Lick; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and brother, Jim Nauerth of Union. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 or Gateway Community & Technical College, Department of Nursing, Edgewood Campus, 790 Thomas More Parkway, Edgewood, KY 41017.

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REQUEST FOR BID PROPOSALS to the provisions of KRS Pursuant 424.260, the City of Fort Thomas of Campbell County, Kentucky (hereinafter "Customer") will advertise for and accept competitive sealed bids for the purchase of a CARDIAC MONITOR UNIT AND ACCES SORIES for use by the Fort Thomas Fire Dept. (KY). The bids shall be submitted by and will be publicly opened and read aloud on Thursday, January 24th , 2013 at 10:00 AM EST, in the Fort Thomas Council chambers, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, 41075. Submit bids to: Ms. Jennifer Machesney, City of Fort Thomas Purchasing Agent, 130 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075. A document titled "Cardiac Monitor Unit and Accessories Specs" that includes bidder’s instructions, specifications, and other pertinent information can be obtained by pick-up from the City of Fort Thomas Fire Department (859-441-8393) or from Ms. Jennifer Machesney, Purchasing Agent, (859) 441-1055, at the above listed address. Alternatively, a copy may also be obtained at The City of Fort Thomas shall have the right to waive informalities and irregularities and/or defects in a bid received and to accept any bids, which, in the City of Fort Thomas’s 3224 judgment, are in its best interest. NOTICE OF SCHEDULE OF REGULAR MEETINGS FOR 2013 The Campbell County Court House Com("CCCHC") mission hereby gives public notice of the following schedule of regular meetings for the first half of 2013: January 28; February 24; March 28; April 25; and May 23. All regular meetings start at 5:00 p.m. and are held on the 3rd Floor, office of the CCCHC, Campbell the at County Justice Center, 330 York Street, Kentucky Newport, The general 41071. public and/or those interested individuals are encouraged to attend and provide public input to the CCCHC. Campbell County Court House Commission Charles Peters, Chairman 1743241 To place your BINGO ad call 513.242.4000

NOTICE OF SCHEDULE OF REGULAR MEETINGS FOR 2013 The Campbell County Project Development Board (CCPDB) hereby gives notice of the following regularly scheduled meetings for the first half JANUARY of 2013: 23; FEBRUARY 27, MARCH 27; APRIL 24; and MAY 22. All meetings regular start at 5:00 p.m. and are held on the third floor of the Campbell County Judicial CenCourtFamily ter, room 1, 330 York Street, Newport, KenThe tucky 41071. general public and/or those interested individuals are encouraged to attend and provide public input to the CCPDB. CAMPBELL COUNTY PROJECT DEVELOPMENT BOARD Judge William Wehr, Chairman 1743246

NOTICE Fort Thomas Board of Adjustment Public Hearing The Board of Adjustment of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, will hold a Public Hearing at the City Building, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. for the following case: CASE NO. 12-1318 - A hearing of an appeal filed by Nicole and Scott Meyers, owners of property located at 50 Memory Lane, requesting a dimensional variance to reduce the required side yard setback to one (1) foot to allow for the placement of storage shed. (Hearing postponed from December 18, 2012 due to lack of quorum.) Any adjoining property owner who is unable to attend this hearing is encouraged to submit signed, written comments to the Board concerning the proposed project. Said written correspondence shall be received no later than the time of public hearing, and thereupon shall be a matter of public record. All correspondence shall be directed to City of Fort Thomas, General Services Department, Attn: Julie Rice, 130 N. Ft Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075 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, General Services Department at (859) 572-1210 so that suitable arrangements can be considered prior to the delivery of the service or the date of the meeting. City of Ft. Thomas General Services Department 1743125

INVITATION TO BID January 10, 2013 PROJECT: 2013 Materials Bid SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 UNTIL:

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At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed purchase is generally described as follows: to supply the Northern Kentucky Water District with service supplies, water main pipe and other related materials as described in the Specifications and other Contract Documents for a one year period from March 1, 2013 through February 28, 2014. Bids are to cover the purchase of materials for a one-year period. The quantities provided in the Bidding Documents are the estimated requirements for one year and are provided for the compari son of bids only. The quantities purchased shall be based on the quantities actually ordered and received by the District during the one-year period. Bid prices shall remain in effect for the entire one-year period regardless of the quantities purchased. Bidder is not to state a minimum delivery number for any item. A minimum delivery requirement, represented as a weight or otherwise, will invalidate the bid. Freight shall be included in the bid price. All deliveries are to be made to the Northern Kentucky Water District at 2835 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, Kentucky. All Bids must be in accordance with the Bidding Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District, 2835 Crescent Springs Rd., Erlanger, Ky. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office at the address indicated above by contacting Don Gibson at (859) 426-2702. There is no charge for these documents. Bids will be received on a unit price basis as described in the Bidding Documents. Bids may be submitted for any one item, multiple items, or all of the items listed in the Bid Form. Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the selected Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Evaluation of Bids and the awarding of a final contract are subject to the reciprocal preference for Kentucky resident bidders pursuant to KRS 45A490 to 45A.494 and (KAR 200 5:400). Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 60 days after the day of bid opening. Richard Harrison, V.P. Engineering, Water Quality, and Production Northern Kentucky Water District 3489





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Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. Prior Sales, Floor Samples, Discontinued and Clearance Merchandise excluded from promotions and credit term offers. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase and equal monthly payments are required equal to 2.8% of initial promo purchase amount until promo is paid in full. The equal monthly payment will be rounded to the next highest whole dollar and may be higher than the minimum payment that would be required if the purchase was a non-promotional purchase. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum interest charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. Not responsible for typographical errors. CE-0000539630

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