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Clerk’s office cuts budget, not services By Chris Mayhew

The Campbell County Clerk’s office budget for 2010 fiscal year has about $113,000 less than the previous year while still providing the same exact services. There are two fewer full-time staff positions in the 2010 budget, but the same amount of work will still get done, said Campbell County Clerk Jack Snodgrass. The total operating budget for 2010, approved by Campbell County Fiscal Court Jan. 6, is $2.054 million. A longtime clerk’s office employee retired in 2009 and another employee left and wasn’t replaced, Snodgrass said. “We’re trying to get by without

replacing them,” he said. The 2010 budget for the clerk’s office includes $1.295 million for employee salaries, retirement accounts and insurance, and $350,000 for office expenses. There is an additional $50,000 for equipment purchases. The clerk’s office has 23 fulltime employees in offices in Newport and Alexandria handling vehicle registrations, elections and voter registration, and the maintenance of property and marriage records in the county. The number of part-time employees fluctuates with he workload, and there were two part-time clerk employees in January, he said. About 60,000 people visit the clerk’s auto registration office in

Newport each year, and there are about 15,000 visitors annually to the clerk’s Newport office, Snodgrass said. Snodgrass’ office is also responsible for distributing the about $19 million a year generated from property tax collections to the various taxing districts including the biggest, school districts, the Fiscal Court, fire districts and the library and extension districts. Multiple employees are crosstrained to work in the records room and vehicle registration departments, and to also work elections, Snodgrass said. Unlike most other clerk’s offices in the state, because Campbell County has a population greater than 70,000, by law Snodgrass manages his own

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budget instead of the Fiscal Court. But, his office is also audited at least twice a year by the state, Snodgrass said. Snodgrass said if there are missing plates or auto registration decals he has to pay for that out of his own pocket at $6 each. The responsibility to bring in enough money through fees charged at the time a service is provided, like auto renewals, to cover payroll, benefits and other expenses, Snodgrass said. To make purchases, the clerk’s office has to put in a purchase order with the state, so there is extra accountability there, he said. “We keep a pretty close eye on where we spend,” Snodgrass said.

Girl’s cookie wish to remember brother By Chris Mayhew

LEGO builders

Campbell County Schools students continue building a winning Lego robotics tradition by focusing on teamwork. Teams from Campbell County Middle School, Reiley Elementary and Grant’s Lick Elementary compete at the FIRST LEGO League State Robotics Championship at Western Kentucky University Saturday, Jan. 10. The Grant’s Lick “Team Cruisin’ Cardinals” placed second overall at the state championships after placing first overall at the regional tournament. SCHOOLS, A4

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When it comes to questioning young children about the sensitive subjects of sexual and physical abuse and witnessing a crime, investigators turn to the Children’s Advocacy Center. The center, the only one of its kind in Northern Kentucky, works with families on abuse cases referred not only by police, but by social workers, physicians, other agencies and parents with concerns who contact the center. NEWS, A2 For the Postmaster

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City aims to curb juvenile pranks By Chris Mayhew

Cold Spring is considering reviewing its teen curfew times and communicating with residents and parents more in the Sturbridge subdivision about bad juvenile behavior. Cold weather and school being in session are the likely causes of a downturn in juvenile disturbances compared to last summer, but warmer weather will likely change that, said Cold Spring Police Department Sgt. Brian Messer, who is assigned as the police liaison with the Sturbridge and Springside neighborhoods. Messer gave council a presentation about progress and plans in the neighborhood at the Jan. 11 meeting. “Our biggest problems back there were basically juveniles throwing eggs and knocking on doors,” Messer said. There were even cars egged while officers were back in the

neighborhood last year because the teens, mostly age 15 or younger, could see the cruisers or police bicycles coming into the neighborhood, he said. The teens even post lookouts to let each other know where the police are likely at, Messer said. While there were some car break-ins last year, those were done by people outside of the neighborhood, but most of the juvenile disturbances are children living in and around Sturbridge, he said. Messer said he is planning to personally send a letter to all the residents reminding them how they can call in and report something that’s going on properly. Some people, while they have good intentions, call and report a disturbance like juveniles outside yelling and screaming. But then when the police show up and the resident comes outside and tries to talk with the police who are interacting with the juveniles, it makes the resident a tar-

get for retaliation, he said. The right way to report a disturbance is to call the police and stay on the phone with police until they arrive, but then to let the officers responding handle the call. The police won’t identify who made the call, Messer said. Messer said he would like to start holding parents accountable and citing parents for their children’s curfew violations if they are repeat offenders. Also, Messer said he thinks the 1 a.m. weekend curfew for teens is a little late. In response, council members Sandy Ross, Brenda Helton, and Lou Gerding asked if other cities have a graduated curfew by age. Cold Spring Police Department Chief Ed Burk said he will explore graduated ordinances for curfew times by age for council. And police will be letting parents know that the city will be enforcing curfew a little tougher this year.

Shelby Doyle, 11, of Melbourne, is remembering her brother Aaron, who died two years ago at age 8, with an ambitious cookie sale goal. “I am trying to sell 1,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies so that the Girl Scout Council will place a memory of my brother at Cookie Lane,” Shelby Doyle said. Doyle is a member of Troop 1368 of the Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council. Aaron died May 13, 2007, from a seizure, said Susan Doyle, Shelby’s mother. Since then, Susan has worked to put a park bench and memorial plaque in Aaron’s honor at Pendery Park in Melbourne. Susan said she’s proud of her daughter for taking the Shelby Doyle initiative all on her own tried setting to remember the same her brother. Shelby goal during got the idea last year’s for the cookie sale when sale, but she was reading an didn’t get the article in a word out Girl Scout magazine early enough. about the memorial bricks at the national Girl Scouts’ Cookie Lane, Susan said. “I think it was really touching,” Susan said. Shelby tried setting the same goal during last year’s sale, but didn’t get the word out early enough, said Susan. Now Shelby is printing flyers, knocking on doors and has set up an e-mail address for people interested in buying cookies so she can reach her goal. The cookie sale is currently under way and the e-mail to contact Shelby at about buying cookies is


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Child abuse interviews a sensitive task By Chris Mayhew

When it comes to questioning young children about the sensitive subjects of sexual and physical abuse and witnessing a crime, investigators turn to the Children’s Advocacy Center. “Police say they want to interview the suspect, but not the 2-year-old,” said Vickie A. Henderson, executive director of the Florencebased center. The center, the only one of its kind in Northern Kentucky, works with families

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on abuse cases referred not only by police, but by social workers, physicians, other agencies and parents with concerns who contact the center, Henderson said. Each county works differently, but in Campbell County, most of the child abuse cases are given to police detectives, and that’s who the center often works with, Henderson said. Henderson gave a presentation at the Jan. 6 Campbell County Fiscal Court meeting about the center. “Our mission is to serve kids who have been sexually abused, severely physically abused and children who have witnessed violent crimes,” Henderson said. The center specializes in forensic interviews, but also

provides medical examinations, mental health services, advocacy and support services, and training for professionals including police and community education about abuse. Interviews are done with law enforcement and social services representatives present, but the center’s staff does the questioning, she said The point is to reduce the amount of times an interview happens is reducing trauma to the cild. The fewer times a child is interviewed, the better it is for the child, Henderson said. The interviews are video recorded and admissible in court as evidence. Before Henderson started the center in 1993, inter-

views of children in abuse cases took place in less than ideal conditions. One of the best place police could talk with a child was in the seat of a cruiser or in an interrogation room for suspects, she said. Campbell County Police Department Chief Keith Hill worked as child abuse case investigator in 1987, and said he used to interview children in his cruiser or sitting on a curb. “We’re not trained to interview children, and we would interview them and we wouldn’t have much patience because we’re used to dealing with the suspect, not the victims,” Hill said. And social workers often had to interview children sitting on the side of a curb

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were served by the center in 2009, and while that doesn’t mean they were all abused, it does mean there is something worth looking into, she said. Campbell County Judgeexecutive Steve Pendery said he was shocked the number was as high as 500, but that he realizes that’s not all the cases that are out there. “That’s just what we know about,” Pendery said. Commissioner David Otto said he was on committee focusing on child abuse for many years and applauded the center’s mission and Henderson’s passion for her work. “In a perfect world, you would be out of business,” Otto said.


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Math students add up victories By Chris Mayhew


The Campbell County Middle School seventh grade “Flying Wafflez” Lego’s robot picks up a hoop on the team’s practice course. From left are Andrew Hyden of Alexandria, Madelyn Emmett of Highland Heights, Kaitlyn Smith of Alexandria, Jennifer Rawe of Alexandria, and Jordan Sand of California.

Lego robotics teams programmed for success By Chris Mayhew

Campbell County Schools students continue building a winning Lego robotics tradition by focusing on teamwork. Teams from Campbell County Middle School, Reiley Elementary and Grant’s Lick Elementary competef at the FIRST LEGO League State Robotics Championship at Western Kentucky University Saturday, Jan. 10. The Grant’s Lick “Team Cruisin’ Cardinals” placed second overall at the state championships after placing first overall at the regional tournament. “It’s great, they’re a good bunch,” said Fred Strange, coach of Grant’s Lick’s team. Reiley Elementary School’s team placed first in the project category at the state championships. The robotics competitions judge student teams on the areas of project presentation, robot design and performance, and teamwork. Doug Geiman of Alexandria the volunteer parent coach for Reiley Elementary School’s team, the “Techno Birds,” was running his team through team-building exercises like having them design structures out of popsicle sticks together on Wednesday, Jan. 6. “The teamwork and project are our two best areas, so that's what we’re working on,” Geiman said. Meeting daily during winter break and after school, the team had to learn to work together well to be successful, he said. Programming the robot to perform one task properly sometimes takes as many as 500 course corrections throughout the year, Geiman said. In addition to a Lego robot, the “Techno Birds” built a prototype wheelchair where the foot rests go up and down at the flip of an electric switch. The goal is to decrease falls, Geiman said. “It's supposed to stop tripping hazards,” said Zach Bertke, a fifth-grader, of Alexandria who


Campbell County High School’s best math students added a team second place finish and several individual victories while hosting the area’s most prestigious math tournament before the winter break. The 17th annual John O’Bryan Math Tournament on Nov. 21 featured 16 teams and 80 of the most outstanding high school math students from Northern Kentucky Schools, said Donn Manker, a coach of the team and a teacher at Campbell County. Boone County’s Ryle High School’s team took first place. “However, Campbell County had a great day and our ‘A’ team finished in second place,” Manker said. In the individual competitions, Campbell County freshman Jared Wittrock took first in quick recall with a head-to-head quiz round against the runner-up, Simon Kenton High School student Luke Wilson. Campbell County student Chris Geiman placed third in the quick recall competition. The dueling competition between Wittrock and Wilson continued on the individual written


Reiley Elementary School students Mark Welch, left, and Sam Kaiser, use an arm rest switch connected to a motor that raises and lowers the foot rests of a wheel chair to prevent a fallw by removing the pedal as a tripping hazard. The students of Reiley’s “Techno Birds” Lego robotics team built the device as part of their presentation project for FIRST LEGO League competitions. The Techno Birds placed first in the project category at the state championships at Western Kentucky University Jan. 9.


Multiple Northern Kentucky schools participate in the Kentucky FIRST LEGO League. FIRST is an acronym “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. This year’s 209 challenge is “Smart Move,” a transportation theme challenge. For information visit the Kentucky FIRST LEGO League site at helped design the wheelchair. Lego robotics gets students thinking about math and science and that’s important for students with an interest in engineering, said Viren Patel, an eighth-grade math teacher and coach of the middle school’s seventh grade “Flying Wafflez” team that qualified for state championships.


Reiley Elementary School “Techno Birds” team member Jordan Moore, of Alexandria, snaps a weight onto the back of the robot to keep it from tipping backward while moving. The Techno Birds placed first in the project category at the state championships at Western Kentucky University Jan. 9.

Madelyn Emmett of Highland Heights, a seventh-grader, said she likes working with people on the team, and the camaraderie they get to share. “When we were at regionals I was screaming my head off,” Emmett said. But, being in the competitions is also about being professional, and if another team needs help, or a part, teams from other schools lend a hand, said Jennifer Rawe, a seventh-grader, of Alexandria. Rawe’s specialty is the presentation project. Since this year’s “Smart Move” theme centered around transportation, the Flying Wafflez focused on all terrain vehicle safety and designed a theoretical roll bar to protect people in the event of a roll-over. “We give little safety tips like always take courses before you actually try to go out and ride,” Rawe said. Andrew Hyden, a seventhgrader, helped program the team’s robot to fulfill tasks like picking up rings with a mechanical arm on an air hockey-sized competition board. The robotics team is more complicated than school, but more fun too, Hyden said. “You have to really think about it, and it's a little more hands-on than school,” Hyden said. Jordan Sand said he likes putting his math skills to use on the robotics team because it’s competitive like a sport, but isn’t about being athletic. “You use your brain,” he said.

The annual competition is in honor of John T. O’Bryan, an outstanding math student and graduate of both Campbell County High School and Rose-Hulman. test. Wittrock took second place on the written test to Wilson’s first place. More than 30 students took the written test that was created by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind. Each school team also had to take a test created and scored by Donald Krug, a professor of mathematics at Northern Kentucky University. The annual competition is in honor of John T. O’Bryan, an outstanding math student and graduate of both Campbell County High School and Rose-Hulman, Manker said. “John’s passion for math in general, math research and math competitions are hopefully kept alive by providing this opportunity each year for the top math students of Northern Kentucky,” he said.


Highlands Middle School students work on a project based on the book “Three Cups of Tea.”

HMS students share ‘Three Cups of Tea’

refers to the way Pakistani people look at sharing tea where after sharing one cup, two people are Seventh-graders at Highlands strangers; after sharing two cups, Middle School are doing more they’re friends and after sharing than just practicing their reading three, they’re family. As part of the unit, students skills in language arts class. In the class’s current unit, stu- broke into groups and shared tea dents are reading the book “Three while learning about the book. Once the unit is complete, Cups of Tea” which describes the culture and education in Pakistan as Bradley said the class will decide if told by writer Greg Mortenson, co- they want to respond to the need founder of the Central Asia Institute, through a service learning project. One option is which has built more Pennies for Peace, than 131 schools in Along with learning Mortenson’s organremote areas of Pakabout Pakistan, the ization where istan and students are also groups can raise Afghanistan. money to fund new “Our broad goals practicing academic in Pakistan. are to expand the reading and writing as schools “The students are students’ horizons they read the book learning that a small as we introduce Pakistan’s culture and supplemented by articles penny can make a big difference in the customs, to address and other information. life of a Pakistani the challenge of child,” Bradley said. being an informed After reading about the lack of world citizen and to develop the concepts of the power of literacy, schools in Pakistan, student Sam gratitude and philanthropy,” said Rosentiel realized the difference between there and this area. teacher Theresa Bradley. “I’ve always viewed school as Along with learning about Pakistan, the students are also prac- a burden and that I’d rather be ticing academic reading and writ- somewhere else, I’ve never ing as they read the book supple- viewed it as a privilege,” Rosentiel mented by articles and other said. “It’s amazing how a place far away has influenced me in Fort information, Bradley said. The phrase Three Cups of Tea Thomas.” By Amanda Joering Alley


This week in basketball

• Bishop Brossart High School boys beat Scott High School 54-49 in overtime, Jan. 2. Jacob Rieger was Brossart’s top-scorer with 30 points. Brossart’s Jordan Armstrong scored eight points; Zach Fardo scored five, including one threepointer; Justin Morscher scored two; Travis Norton scored seven, including one three-pointer and Nathan Brugger scored two points. • Highlands High School girls beat Dixie Heights High School 62-46, Jan. 2. Katie Allen and Bekah Towles were the top-scorers for Highlands with 17 points each, including three three-pointers from Allen. Highlands’ Allie Conner scored five points, including one three-pointer; Leah Schaefer scored 13, including three three-pointers; Hope Cutter scored eight and Jesse Daley scored two points. • Dayton High School boys beat Calvary Christian 65-46, Jan. 4. Timmy Massey was the top-scorer for Dayton with 14 points, including two three-pointers. Dayton’s Jesse Simons scored eight points; Cody Turner scored 12; Greg Kraft scored two; Tyler Lovell scored 10, including one three-pointer; Shonn Bowden scored 11; Brandon Thornton scored eight, including two three-pointers. • Bishop Brossart girls beat Newport High School 68-13, Jan. 4. Becca Kidney was the top-scorer with 14 points, including two threepointers. Brossart’s Emily Sanker scored five points; Hannah Uthe scored five; Anna Dischar scored four; Emily Schubert scored six; Jenna Bezold scored six, including one three-pointer; Ridder scored two; Emily Holtz scored four; Williams scored 11, including one three-pointer; Hartig scored two; Kues scored five; M. Greis scored two and E. Greis scored two points. • Bishop Brossart High School boys beat Holy Cross High School 39-24, Jan. 5. Jacob Rieger was the topscorer for Brossart with 14 points. Brossart’s Jordan Armstrong scored four points; Zach Fardo scored six, including one threepointer; Justin Morscher scored two three-pointers and Travis Norton scored 12.

This week in wrestling

• Campbell County High School beat Roger Bacon High School 65-12, Jan. 6. Campbell’s Yenter won by forfeit, Fausz beat Tuner in a 161 technical fall, Fryer won by forfeit, Woods beat Shaw 1510, Hamilton won by forfeit, Spar pinned Davis-Pearl in 4 minutes, 27 seconds, Shotwell pinned Ernst in 1 minute, 26 seconds, Stadtmiller pinned Baverman in 1 minute, 23 seconds, Hannan won by forfeit, Ilg pinned Fiorini in 2 minutes, 33 seconds, Youtsey beat Thomas 10-4 and Franck won by forfeit. • Campbell County beat Ross High School 36-32, Jan. 6. Campbell’s Yenter won in a 10-4 decision against Byrd, Fausx beat KcKernan 4-2, Fryer beat Hensley 12-4, Woods won in an 11-0 major decision against Engel, Shotwell pinned Davis in 2 minutes, 56 seconds, Ilg beat Cabrera in a 19-8 major decision, Youtsey pinned Hunber in 1 minute, 25 seconds and Franck pinned Allen in 1 minute, 18 seconds.

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Mustangs more competitive on mats By James Weber

Team wins have been tough to come by for the Bishop Brossart wrestling team. In its second season of existence, the Mustangs are down to eight wrestlers after recent departures. But the remaining grapplers are determined to make a name for the program. Junior Colton Boesch made a name for himself – and some noise – Jan. 6 during a meet at Cooper. He had one of the team’s best moments of the season, upsetting Cooper’s Matt Brewer, 6-5. Brewer, ranked seventh in the state at 152 pounds, is a returning state medalist. “I was pumped because he beat me pretty bad at conference,” Boesch said. “I’ve had great coaching since then so I thought I’d have a chance. It was pretty exciting.” Head coach Clint Bell said Boesch showed a lot of progress in that win. “To have an individual get a win like that gives us a little bit of recognition and a bunch of confidence,” Bell said. “He came out, got the first takedown, but the main thing was when Brewer was on top, he didn’t turn Colton. He tried to throw legs in and turn him and he couldn’t do it. Most of the wrestling was done on the mat. It’s a great match for Colton. Something to build on.” Boesch went 2-1 that night, beating WaltonVerona’s Andrew Kenton by pin and losing to Lexington Paul Dunbar. Jesse Orth went 2-0,


Colton Boesch of Bishop Brossart wrestles Andrew Kenton of WaltonVerona Jan. 6 at Cooper. Boesch won the match by fall.

including Brossart’s other match win against Cooper. Mark Dischar went 2-1, losing to Cooper’s Logan Jones. “Mark has been very consistent all year,” Bell said. “He does a good job of trying to control his match, dictate the tempo.” Matt Deller, Dennis Beal, Ryan Lloyd and Max Stiers also wrestled that night. Boesch, Orth and Dischar won by pin against WaltonVerona, as the teams split the six head-to-head matches. Bell said while the Mustangs lost the team match because of forfeited weight classes, it was a good measuring-stick for the Mustangs against WV’s first-year program. “We have less kids this year than we did last year,” Bell said. “Measuring it that way, we’re behind where we were last year. When you look at them individually, we’ve seen a lot of progress. They’re not making as many mental mistakes.” Many of the Mustangs were also on the football


Jesse Orth of Bishop Brossart wrestles Eddie Manning of Walton-Verona Jan. 6 at Cooper. Orth won the match by fall. team that reached the Class 1A playoffs last fall for the first time in its third year of existence. “It shows that if we can come from just starting a program and make it that far in one sport, why can’t we do it in another sport where you don’t have to rely on other people?” Boesch said. He added while the Mustangs will struggle in dual meets, they are ready to build for the postseason. Brossart did not qualify any wrestlers for state last year. “As individuals, we should do fine and I think we should all make it to state,” he said. “We should have a good year as individuals. We’re going to try to get more people to come out and keep fighting.”


Mark Dischar of Bishop Brossart looks for the call as he tries to pin Zach Compton of Walton-Verona Jan. 6 at Cooper. Dischar did win the match by fall.

Bluebird football stays busy in postseason By James Weber

A landmark 2009 season for the Highlands football team is reaping benefits in the year 2010. The Bluebirds won their 19th overall state title and third straight in Class 5A Dec. 4, and have since won a number of national and statewide honors. The Bluebirds will celebrate their season with the football banquet Jan. 31 at the Syndicate in Newport. The event has become legendary for its prodigious length in recent years. “It’s a lot of fun,” Highlands head coach Dale Mueller said. “Getting the whole team together as a team one last time. This group of seniors has been 54-1. It’s really been a special group.” Bluebird players have been busy lately. Three seniors, offensive lineman Hunter Schlosser, linebacker Brandon Roller and receiver John Drennen have been invited to the National Guard Border Bowl, otherwise known as

the annual Kentucky vs. Tennessee all-star game that kicks off Saturday, Jan. 16, at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky. Senior tailback Austin Collinsworth was in San Antonio last week for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Because of recent treatment for the broken thumb on his left hand, he did not play in the game. He did receive a televised interview on NBC during the contest. Collinsworth has verbally committed to play for Notre Dame. “(NBC) interviewed him at halftime,” Mueller said. “He was really a wellrespected guy down there. He handled himself well.” Mueller went to San Antonio as well, accepting a national coach of the year award. He was impressed with the Army presence at the bowl game, and he enjoyed meeting Pete Dawkins, the 1958 Heisman Trophy winner from Army. Another senior, offensive lineman Tyler Grubbs, has

committed to Miami (Ohio) University. He was recently named a second team AllAmerican by the MaxPreps Web site. Mueller said Roller has been offered a scholarship by Army but has not committed. Other Bluebirds are still weighing different schools. The whole Bluebirds team was “virtually” busy in cyberspace last week as well. The Bluebirds reached the quarterfinals of the Massey Virtual National Championship. The computer simulated tournament featured 64 teams, including at least one from each state. Highlands was the lone Kentucky team selected in the field. Highlands beat South Charleston (W.V.) 54-22, Plant (Fla.) 20-7 and West Monroe (La.) 25-21. The ’Birds lost 35-13 to Abilene (Texas). Mueller said he didn’t follow the tournament closely but was proud his team was selected as Kentucky’s representative.



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Highlands places 3rd at Scott Classic

Dayton making a push

Dayton’s C.C. Centers pushes the ball up court on a fastbreak as Villa Madonna’s Kiley Stoll tries to catch up. The Dayton Devils beat the Villa Madonna Blue Lightning 37-22 in a game at Bellevue High School as part of the girl’s All A tournament. Centers is among the team leaders in scoring, assists, rebounding and steals.

By James Weber

At the Scott Classic swimming meet Jan. 9 at Scott High School, Highlands finished third place combined behind Beechwood and Model. Highlands was fourth in the girls’ meet and sixth in the boys’. In the girls’ meet, Brooke Schutte led the way by finishing second in both the 200 individual medley and


100 breaststroke. Natalie Schultz was sixth in the 50 free and third in the 100 butterfly. Gracie Lynne was fourth in the 100 free and fifth in the 100 backstroke. On the boys’ side, Phillp Englert won the 50 free and was third in the 100 free. Conner Downard finished second in the 100 back and third in the 500 free. For Campbell County, Sarah West was ninth in the

100 free and ninth in the 50 free. Erin Walch was 10th in the 100 free. The 200 free was the Camels’ best relay, finishing sixth. On the boys’ team, Zak Koeninger was ninth in both the 50 free and 100 free. The Bluebirds and Camels will participate in the Scott Classic diving meet Jan. 16, and the NKAC championships Jan. 22-23.

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Highlands: Austin Collinsworth, RB; Brandon Roller, LB; Tyler Grubbs, OL; Hunter Schlosser, OL; Tyler Combs, OL; Cameron Dierig, DL; Drake Bruns, DB; Austin Abner, DB; Nick Buten, WR; Will Bardo, QB. Newport: Sean Gross, WR; Tim Slusher, DB; Brandon Carter, DB; Justin Lewis, OL; Demetri Brown, LB; Derrick Dieters, DE; Quin McDay, DB; DiNikko Waller, OL. Newport Central Catholic: Jake Smith, DE; Brian Doyle, DB; Brady Hightchew, QB; Chris Kelly, RB; Paul Eviston, OL; Jake Cain, LB; Mike Leopold, OL; Jake Geisler, OL; Garrett Brown, DE. Holmes: Tirell Englemon, DB; Carlos Calimeno, LB; Ryan Jenkins, DL; Traerell Freeman, DB; Regal Lowe, DL; Damian Oden, RB; Tommy Courtney, OL; Jesse Jensen, QB; Kenny Sheffield, OL. Holy Cross: Markel Walker, DB; Jordan Norris, WR; Donnie Stowers, OL; Chad Thornberry, LB; Andy Merritt, OL; Mark Nie, DL; Brayson Smith, KR; Paul Rafizedah, DB; Mark Manczyk, OL. Lloyd Memorial: Dylan McGuire, QB: Trevor Gregor, WR; Seth Chappie, DB; Jeremy Ray, LB; Alex Drifmeyer, OL; Joe Danks, TE; Joe Nei-

Offensive line: Rick Allen, junior, Bellevue; Justin Carlotta, senior, Ludlow; Christian Lewallen, senior, Dayton; Jake Maricle, senior, Beechwood; Kyle Reinhart, junior, Brossart. Tight end: John Schack, junior, Brossart. Wide receiver: Connor Lewis, senior, Dayton; Kody Klug, senior, Beechwood; Alex Hegge, senior, Bellevue Running back: Ricky Buckler, senior, Bellevue; Joe Colosimo, senior, Beechwood; Chris Bowman, senior, Brossart. Quarterback: Zach Stegemoller, senior, Ludlow. Defensive line: Opal Decker, senior, Bellevue; Justin Carlotta, senior, Ludlow; Michael Porco, senior Beechwood; Brian Wechbach, junior, Brossart. Defensive end: D.J. Slater, junior, Bellevue; Chris Bowman, senior, Brossart Linebacker: Travis Lyvers, senior, Bellevue; Drew Rice, senior, Ludlow; Jake Maus, senior, Beechwood; Kyle Reinhart, junior, Brossart. Defensive back: Marquez Jones, senior, Bellevue; Matt Rigdon, senior, Beechwood; Cory Schuler, senior, Beechwood. Co-players of the year: Ricky Buckler (Bellevue), Matt Rigdon (Beechwood).

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• Highlands boys beat Covington Catholic 61-45, Jan. 5. Stephen Kowolonek was the top-scorer for Highlands with 15 points, including two threepointers. • Newport High School boys beat Conner High School 59-49, Jan. 5. Casey McDaniel was the top-scorer for Newport with 20 points. • Bellevue High School girls beat Ludlow High School 5446, Jan. 5. Cassie Glancy was the top-scorer for Bellevue with 12 points.

• Campbell County High School boys beat Mason County 59-53, Jan. 5. Brady Jolly was the top-scorer for Campbell with 21 points, including one three-pointer. • Silver Grove High School girls beat Covington Latin 6527, Jan. 6. Payton Govan was the top-scorer for Silver Grove with 19 points, including four three-pointers. • Bellevue High School boys beat Heritage 69-69 in overtime, Jan. 8. Alex Hegge was Bellevue’s top-scorer with 18 points.

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Last week’s question

Do you think requiring passengers to go through a body scanner, which produces an image of one’s naked body, at airports would help increase security? “Yes.”


“It can’t hurt but nothing is 100 percent effective.” Rabbit Hash “Safety is of paramount importance. If body scanning is the only way to ensure safe air travel, I support it. It does seem to me we could do much more to provide safety on plane travel with less disruption to legitimate passengers.” G.G. “I belive that any measure taken to increase or improve security such as body scans is more than acceptable. I think that if terrorists use any method to get on board an aircraft, the TSA and the government must be one step ahead of them. At this point, perhaps cavity searches should not be out of the question. I’d rather deal with one ‘p******d off’ passenger than a one plane of dead bodies.” Florence, Ky. “No matter what kind of drastic measures you take, a smart and determined person will always find a way to pass or circumvent it. Scanners have their pros and cons … I'd rather someone look at me through a scanner and fly safely than cling to my modesty and risk danger. On the other hand we could fly naked with no baggage! “The debate will never end as everything has its pros and cons.” Duke “It’s not too likely. There would still be crevices on the body which wouldn’t be visible. We may never be able to stop all attacks on America. Our enemies will continue to adjust their tactics. If we continue not using profiling to carefully examine young, male Muslims from the Near East, there will be more successful attacks. Pulling older ladies in wheel chairs aside to wand and pat down, as was done to my wife on our last flight, hardly adds to our security.” W.E.N. “No! All it will do is humiliate innocent people.” E.S. “Absolutely. It reduces judgment calls by screeners/profilers over who will be patted down and increases security.” R.S.H. “It might help, but it seems that no matter how ‘secure’ we’re told the airports are, someone always manages to get through. “Personally I wouldn’t object to being scanned if it would prevent one more attempt at terrorism, no matter how remote.” R.L.H. “To my knowledge, since Sept. 11, 2001, there have been two reports of passengers successfully smuggling explosive devices aboard airliners. To subject millions of travelers to such scrutiny is overkill. If the additional delays

Next question: What have been the biggest accomplishments and biggest failures of the first year of the Obama Administration? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. don’t drive customers away, the cost of the scanners and staff to man them might be the straw that breaks the financial backs of airlines.” R.V. “Yes, body scanners would improve airline security, but an approach that is not politically correct would improve it a lot more. All non-white travelers, especially males, who cannot speak English or who speak it with a foreign accent should be subjected to extra screening, including the full body scan, pat downs, etc. “To subject white, 80-year-old grandmothers who speak with an American accent to such procedures is ludicrous. All one has to do is to look at the identity of the vast majority of suicide bombers. Let’s get serious about this before more Americans are killed.” T.W.H. “As a retired airline employee with experience in both domestic and international operations at numerous U.S. airports, I’m thoroughly convinced that, even if there were no TSA or other security personnel or machines, the impact on air terrorism and/or hijacking would be nil. All attempts at airport security to date are essentially feel-good measures that have little, if any, impact on actual passenger/aircraft safety. “Any system can be foiled and any truly dedicated miscreant can penetrate any system. TSA employees perform their assignments splendidly; unfortunately their existence is superfluous to the mission. Considering the billions of cumulative wasted hours standing in security lines, the cost of equipment and the phenomenal TSA labor costs, we would be well advised to eliminate this unnecessary rights infringement altogether. “Armed flight crews and a vastly increased air marshall force would be a much better approach to the problem. Never knowing who is watching what would be a much more effective deterrent. Shoes, liquids, underwear, etc ... ; what’s next in this well-meaning but wholly reactive system?” B.G. “Don’t laugh, but consider this method for doing thorough screening of passengers on airplanes. Have a special room for disrobing, separated by sex and private, and provide a cheap pair of scrubs, included in the price of the ticket, for each passenger. Passengers who are aware of this screening procedure could come dressed appropriately, so they can put their previously worn clothing into a cheap duffel bag which can then be checked by security and stored on the plane. “Considering what we are trying to protect against, this would be a small price for passengers to pay; and think of all the avoided stress of not having to worry about what to wear to look good!” B.B.


McConnell visits Afghanistan

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell will be returning to the United States on Monday following a trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan. During his visit, he met with U.S. troops, military officials and political leaders. McConnell was joined on the trip by Senators Lisa Murkowski, Roger Wicker, Mike Crapo, and Representative Mike Castle. The delegation returned to Washington, D.C. Jan. 11. Shown: Senator McConnell meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai Jan. 9.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Supporting health care reform

The voting record of our current Senators and Representatives clearly shows a preference for allocating funds for war and the military while totally obstructing any legislation that would ease the pain and struggle of Kentucky citizenry. Why are Geoff Davis, Jim Bunning and Mitch McConnell opposed to all Americans having access to health care? As of today, according to, 654,000 Kentucky residents do not have insurance. Why are Kentucky Republican Senators and Representatives opposed to more than a million Kentuckians having affordable medical insurance and access to health care? As of today, according to the same source, 444,000 Kentucky residents could qualify for premium tax credits to help them purchase health coverage. Why are these representatives of the people of Kentucky obstructing family medical insurance plans from covering college students until age 27? Even though there are 4.3 million residents of Kentucky who will benefit from health insurance reform (another statistic), Davis, Bunning and McConnell want to enable those insurance companies to stop coverage for people with cancer and heart disease. Even though health insurance reform will establish a high-risk pool to enable people who cannot get insurance today to find an affordable health plan, Davis, Bunning and McConnell would rather enable the current corrupt health care system than the citizens they represent. Given all the data posted to, how do the old guard--Bunning, McConnell, Davis--and the possible new guard--Trey Grayson, Rand Paul, and Jack Conway--think Kentucky doctors are going to get paid? Do they think hospitals and doctors should treat the uninsured at reduced cash prices or for free? Would all these men be willing to work for free? Donna Hoffman S. Fort Thomas Ave. Fort Thomas

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Steve Stevens’s column “Roadmaps to a better future” revealed how the Chamber falls short in its mission. Instead of offering innovative solutions for a troubled economy, the Chamber took aim at the typical scapegoats of fiscal bloat: corrections, Medicaid, and public employee health benefits. Mr. Stevens complained about the average cost of housing an inmate in Kentucky while ignoring innovative changes such as public sector-private sector partnerships that employ non-violent minor offense inmates in work release programs. Such initiatives could substantially cut the cost of corrections (fewer inmates housed) while at the same time improve the futures of many parolees, their families, and communities. The Chamber takes aim at state employees, retirees, and educators’ health care benefits, but it ignores an important fact. Compensation of state employees never measures up to their counterparts in the private sector. Executive salaries and bonuses of major Kentucky corporations far overshadow the earnings of the governor and cabinet heads. For this imbalance state employees appreciate their corporate-like health care benefits. The Chamber appears nearsighted about the contributions and sacrifices of Kentucky’s public employees, and prefers to attack employee benefits potentially compromising employee health. Personally, I want my kids’ teachers to always be in the best of health. Instead, the Chamber should push for the overhaul of Kentucky’s health care systems. Other states have adopted health care as a universal right for all citizens. Businesses there, especially the small ones, have benefited. All Kentuckians deserve equal access to health care; healthier Kentuckians contribute to a stronger and prosperous business community. If the Chamber supports unfettered commerce, then it should support ending the anti-trust exemption that gives the health insurance industry unfair monopolistic advantage in many states. Further, Medicare costs could be significantly reduced if the Chamber pushed our legislators to end

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A new boutique recently opened on Monmouth Street in Newport, Razzle Dazzle, features everything from vintage and fashion jewelry to pottery and collectibles.

Newport boutique offers little bit of everything One of Newport’s newest businesses offers patrons everything from antiques and fashion jewelry to collectibles and pottery. Razzle Dazzle, located at 606 Monmouth St., was opened a few weeks ago by co-owners Don Staggs and Susan Buemi, who has worked on various antique store through the years. “I’ve been in this business for 25 years working for other people, and I decided it was time to get out on my own,” Buemi said. Buemi said she classifies the store as boutique,

because it includes a little bit of everything that she has collected at a variety of place, including estate sales and yard sales. “You never know what you’ll find at those sales,” Buemi said. Buemi said while business has started out a little slow, she is confident it will pick up once the word gets out and the weather breaks. “We are so close to the Levee and all these restaurants, we’re expecting a lot of foot traffic,” Buemi said. The boutique is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Monday.


Noah Snyder starts off down the hill front of St. Anne Convent in Melbourne after the area had its first big snowfall Thursday, Jan. 7.


Four-year-old Leah Bell makes her way back up the hill near Woodfill Elementary School in Fort Thomas.


Highlands High School seniors Tasha Newsome (left) and Chelsea Myers enjoy some after-school fun in the snow Thursday.

THINGS TO DO Are you ready to rock?

Show off your skills at Willis Music Store Performance Hall in Florence from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 16 for a chance to win a BootCamp Jamz U Rock school session with five hours of recording time and five CDs from the Sound Workshop. To win that prize, contestants (ages 8-17) will have to play a 30-second rock solo. The competition is open to guitarists, bass players, drummers, keyboardists and vocalists. For more information call 525-6050 or visit Willis Music Store is located at 7567 Mall Road.

For more information, call 491-2030 or visit The Carnegie is located at 1028 Scott Boulevard in Covington.

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Take a glimpse into the future of music when the School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) comes to the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center for a special performance Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature the SCPA Jazz Combo, Meridian 8 vocal ensemble and original compositions performed by pianist Jonathan Carlisle.


No time is better than the present to take your family to the Newport Aquarium. During Winter Family Days two children are admitted free to the aquarium with each paying adult. The aquarium is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday. The promotion ends Feb. 28. For more information, call 261-7444 or visit

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Sled-riders line the popular sledding hill near Woodfill Elementary.


Craig Miller, 3, holds on tight on his way down the hill.

Volunteer skills by joining Medical Reserve Corps When faced with the task of providing the swine flu (H1N1) vaccine to thousands of Northern Kentucky residents, volunteers were needed to assist in the effort. The Northern Kentucky Medical Reserve Corps provides citizens of both medical and non-medical backgrounds with a way to respond to events such as the swine flu vaccination campaign as well as other public health emergencies. Anyone interested in joining the Medical Reserve Corps is invited to attend a two-hour orientation session from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at the health department’s district office,


Medical Reserve Corps volunteers Jenny Merkle, Patricia Angus and Edwin Sypolt prepare supplies during a community swine flu vaccination clinic on Nov. 21 at Summit View Middle School in Independence. 610 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood. A light breakfast will be provided. The Northern Kentucky Medical Reserve Corps is a branch of the federal gov-

ernment’s Medical Reserve Corps program, and its goal is to provide a volunteer pool for the region that can enhance and support first responders, public health agencies and the health care infrastructure during a crisis. Volunteers could have opportunities to serve in their own community, the Tristate region or for communities in need around Kentucky. Volunteers will be offered trainings throughout the year aimed at both basic functions and specialized skills. “During the swine flu vaccination campaign, 68 Medical Reserve Corps volunteers were utilized. Their

skills were an asset to our response,” said Steven R. Katkowsky, M.D., district director of health. “People with all backgrounds have a contribution that they can make during an emergency. While there is a need for volunteers with medical backgrounds, such as nurses, pharmacists and physicians, people with non-medical backgrounds can assist with things such as clerical work, language interpretation and crowd flow.” For more information about the Medical Reserve Corps or to register for an orientation, contact Jean Caudill at 363-2009 or visit

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Fiber Arts: Crochet, 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Bring an existing project or start a new one. All experience levels. Teens and adults. 491-3942; Covington.


Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444; Newport.


Zumba Fitness Class, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Club Trinity, 7851 Tanners Lane. Ages 21 and up. Through March 26. 746-0431. Florence.


Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Pinot Noir I. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, 670 W. Third St. Free. 291-2550; Covington. Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. New offerings by French importer, Kermit Lynch. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, 90 W. Alexandria Pike. Free. 781-8105; Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane. $5. 635-0111; Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Camp Springs Vineyard, 6685 Four Mile Road. $1. 4480253; Camp Springs.


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


Taken, 10 p.m. Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 342-7000. Erlanger. Vintage, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dollar Bill Tavern, 8074 U.S. 42, 746-3600. Florence.


Los Honchos, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Free. 431-2201. Newport. II Juicy, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sidebar, 322 Greenup St. Free. 431-3456. Covington.


Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles, 8:30 p.m. With Deep Vibration. Doors open at 8 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. $10, $8 advance. 431-2201. Newport. The Pinstripes, 9 p.m. With The Frankl Project and Stretch Lefty. Doors open 8 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. $8 ages 18-20, $5 ages 21 and up. 431-2201. Newport. Model Behavior, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sidebar, 322 Greenup St. Cover dance band. Free. 431-3456. Covington.


One Nite Stand, 10 p.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway. Free. 426-0490. Fort Wright.


Daniel Martin Moore, 7 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Burlington.


John Heffron, 8 p.m. $18. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000; Newport.


Family Fun Night, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Town and Country Sports and Health Club, 1018 Town Drive. Family-organized games, optional crafts, Aeroball, rock climbing, Wii Sports, sports wall and swimming. Family friendly. $5 per family. Reservations required. 4425800; Wilder. S A T U R D A Y, J A N . 1 6


Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444; Newport.


Katalyst Talent Agency Open Call, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Katalyst, LLC, 525 West Fifth Street, Suite 118, All experience levels seeking representation with Katalyst. First come, first served. Requirements at web site. Free. 581-4555; Covington.


Sunday Morning Club’s Texas Hold ‘em Tournament, 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Registration begins 2 p.m. Happy Days Tavern, 801 Bakewell St. Food and beverages available. Proceeds benefit local charities. $50. Advance registration begins Jan. 1. Presented by Happy Days Tavern. 261-6607. Covington.


Cork and Fork Cooking Class, 2 p.m. Pasta. Gniocci, Risotto and Macaroni. Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd. Cooking demonstrations with wine pairings. $20. Reservations required. 426-1042; Crestview Hills.


Zumba Fitness, 10 a.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Dance to variety of Latin rhythms. $5. 491-3942. Covington.


Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Pinot Noir I: From Around the World. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas. Free. 781-8105; Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, $5. 635-0111; Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 448-0253; Camp Springs.


Chain Reaction Bluegrass Band, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Legends Bar and Grill, 3530 Decoursey Ave. Free. Reservations recommended. 5814140. Latonia.


Fast Forward, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, DJ music and dancing continues to 2 a.m. $5. 441-4888. Cold Spring.

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


II Juicy, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sidebar. Free. 431-3456. Covington.


Lagniappe, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Lounge. Cajun music. Ages 21 and up. 431-2201. Newport.


John Heffron, 7:30 p.m. $18. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000; Newport.


Get Ready to U Rock Tour, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Willis Music Store Performance Hall, 7567 Mall Road. Ages 8-17. Contestants play 30second rock solo for chance to win BootCamp Jamz U Rock school session with five hours of recording time and five CDs from the Sound Workshop. Open to guitarists, bass players, drummers, keyboardists and vocalists. Instruments provided; guitarists and bass players may bring own instrument. Free. Presented by BootCamp Jamz. 5256050; Florence. S U N D A Y, J A N . 1 7


American Girl Fashion Show Model Auditions, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Kerry Toyota, 6050 Hopeful Church Road. Girls ages 4-13. Required to model in one of six shows. Show dates: April 23-25 at Music Hall, Over-theRhine. Free. Presented by Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp Children’s Trust Foundation. 513728-2680; Florence.


Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444; Newport.


Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, $5. 635-0111; Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 448-0253; Camp Springs.


Holiday Toy Trains are on Track, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 ages 3-17. 491-4003; Covington.


Road To Memphis, 6 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. With Dick and the Roadmasters, Ricky Nye Inc. and Them Bones. Doors open at 5 p.m. $8. 491-2444. Covington.


Ryan Malott and Kelly Thomas will be performing at 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, during the “One More Girl On A Stage” benefit concert at York Street Café in Newport. The two-day concert (Jan. 15-16) will benefit The Susan G. Komen foundation, breast cancer research, and features some of the area’s top female artists. The show begins at 7 p.m. and costs $7 each night. A two-day pass can be purchased for $10. For more information, call 261-9675 or visit York Street Café is located at 738 York St.


John Heffron, 7:30 p.m. $16. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000; Newport.


Thomas More College Baseball Hitting Camp, 10 a.m.-noon Weekly through Jan 31. Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Connor Convocation Center. Bring own shoes, socks, gloves, bats, hats, shorts and shirt. Ages 6-18. $80, group discounts for teams available. Registration recommended. 344-3532. Crestview Hills. M O N D A Y, J A N . 1 8


A New Year of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 9571940; Covington.


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Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444; Newport. Karaoke, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Willie’s Sports Cafe Covington, 401 Crescent Ave. With $1 Budweiser longnecks and half-price select appetizers from 10 p.m.-midnight. Free. 5811500. Covington.




Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444; Newport.




Open Mic, 9 p.m. With Billy Catfish. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. 431-2201. Newport.


Fiber Arts: Sewing Class, 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, Registration required. 491-3942; Covington.

Midday Musical Menu, 12:15 p.m. Music for Flute and Piano. Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Ave. Free; $6 lunch available at 11:30 a.m. 431-1786. Covington.

Family Night, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings, 8840 Bankers St. Magic and comedy by Presto Paul. Family friendly. Through March 29. 746-9464; Florence.

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Kat Gray and Craig Wilson, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. The Waterfront, 14 Pete Rose Pier. Free. 581-1414. Covington.


Site-Based Council Meeting, 4 p.m. Dayton Middle and High School, 200 Greendevil Lane. Library. 292-7486. Dayton, Ky.

Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444; Newport.


Fiery Furnaces, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. $15, $12 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions, Inc. 431-2201. Newport. The Future of Music with the School for Creative and Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Budig Theatre. $18. 491-2030; Covington.

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Paintings by Ryan Snow, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 4913942. Covington. A New Year of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 9571940; Covington.


Victor Strunk: An Exhibition of Sculptures and Paintings Infused with Mojo, 10 a.m.-5:30 a.m. Gallerie Zaum. Free. 4413838; Newport.


Duveneck Media Team, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Media production. Teens and adults. Through Jan. 26. 491-3942. Covington.


Line Dancing, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road. Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co. 727-0904. Fort Wright. PHOTO BY SCOTT BOWERS

The Cincinnati Museum Center will be about all things African for the 25th anniversary of its African Culture Fest, held Saturday, Jan. 16, through Monday, Jan. 18. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. There will be music, dance, arts, crafts and more. The Bi-Okoto Drum and Dance Theater will perform at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Reakirt Auditorium; a Gospel Fest is 3-5 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium; and poet Annie Ruth presents “Dare to Dream” at 1 p.m. in the auditorium. The fest is free. Visit or call 513-287-7000. Pictured are dancers from the Medasi African Dance Theatre performing at the African Culture Fest.


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Claddagh Irish Pub Newport, One Levee Way, 5818888; Newport. The Bluebirds, 7 p.m. The Waterfront, 14 Pete Rose Pier, 581-1414. Covington.


Come see Mr. Redlegs, pictured, Rosie Red, Gapper, and many more mascots from local schools, organizations and businesses, battle it out on the ice in the Broomball All-Mascot Exhibition Game at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Fountain Square ice rink. Children can come and meet the mascots beginning at 12:30 p.m. It is free. Visit


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January 14, 2010


What happens when we keep on keeping on? Somewhere in our lives we chose a road. There will always be Frost’s two paths that diverge in an unknown woods. Maybe even more than two. Once we reach a reasoned conviction of which of the two to follow – which is not always easy to accomplish – we set out on one on them. Then what? Then it’s time for perseverance, to continue steadfastly. Colloquially, it’s time to keep on keeping on. Untrustworthy negative thoughts can pester us again and again, “Should I have chosen a different path; if this is the right one shouldn’t it always be easy and enjoyable?” “Why these problems? Are they signs of a wrong choice and a directive to go backward?” “Did I blow it?” If you wonder about your life in similar ways then you were symbolically

“Now I’m beginning to wonder if there will ever be a plateau. The mountain just keeps going up – and I’m getting so tired of climbing.” I had known this man for years and had a great respect for him. This was one of those times that many of us clergy wish we had a special word or prayer to salve someone’s troubled mind. I realize now that all I have is the same humanness, a listening ear, and a heart that cares. “As a mountain-climber, what are your options?” I inquired. “Well,” he mused, “I guess I could just sit and weep or wait for someone to come by and help me; or I could slide down to the bottom and stop climbing. “Then again, I could give up completely and jump off the mountain and end all

present years ago when a man came for an appointm e n t . Though he smiled Father Lou p o l i t e l y, Guntzelman feelings of d i s a p Perspectives pointment and sadness accompanied him. As his life story unfolded, he lamented, “You know, Father Lou, I’ve always thought that if you worked hard at handling your life when you were younger, things would eventually get better. “To me, life is like climbing a mountain. I’ve always had the expectation that by this time in my life I would come to a kind of plateau where the troubles of life level off.

the climbing and worrying.” After a long, thoughtful pause, he sighed and suggested, “Or – I can keep on climbing.” You can tell in people’s voices and eyes when they have arrived at an answer that is really the answer, not just an expected or temporary reply. He realized that the true solution called on him for much courage – to change his negative attitude and just keep on keeping on. I asked him whether, in his solution of just keeping on, there was any benefit for him, or for any of us as we climb our mountains, to keep going even when we wonder about stopping. He paused, looked out the window thoughtfully as though he couldn’t think of any benefit. But then he did. He smiled, turned, looked me in the eye and resolutely said,

“When you keep on climbing the view gets better.” Before me sat a very wise man. A man becoming even wiser. A man gaining insight into himself and many of the perplexing paradoxes of life. Life is not a disease, not a picnic, nor a punishment. It is a path on which we travel somewhere. We look for meaning, not comfortableness. Our climb may be hard for us at times and call for every ounce of courage we have, but it rewards us by becoming more revealing as we go.

Life whispers to us many of its secrets. We learn in our hearts to choose life, not quitting. It’s said: “When you climb a mountain, you feel life you’re meeting God halfway.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@ or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

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Snowy with a chance of meatballs now. Every cooking magazine I’ve picked up in the last week had it on the cover. It made me hungry enough to make some for supper. And I’ll say this right now: mine can’t compete with Rita’s, but it’s darn good for a Lebanese girl!

My spaghetti & meatballs

Sauce and meatballs can be frozen. Put the sauce on first and while it’s cooking, make meatballs.

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big or little as you want. You can also use all beef and no pork.


Rita’s spaghetti and meatballs.

1 teaspoon dry basil Heat olive oil and add garlic and anchovy paste. Cook until garlic is golden and fragrant. Don’t let burn. Add everything else. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and cook 30 minutes. Sauce will thicken slightly but shouldn’t get too thick. Adjust seasonings – salt, pepper, bit more oregano, etc. if you want.


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Justin R. Richard, 24, 33 Rio Vista Drive, fourth degree assault at 1 Bellewood Court, Dec. 27. Michael Porter, 43, 16 Whispering Woods, fourth degree assault at 16 Whispering Woods Drive, Dec. 25. Steven C. Stubbs, 35, 2226 Darlington Road, DUI - first offense - aggravated circumstances, open-drinking alcohol on packaged license liquor premises- first offense at 8161 Riley Road, Dec. 23. Ryan C. Grossheim, 26, 35 Viewpoint Drive, DUI - first offense, failure of owner operator to maintain required insurance - first offense, reckless driving at U.S. 27 south at Viewpoint Drive, Dec. 23.

Incidents/reports Fourth degree assault, third degree criminal mischief

intoxication in a public place at 420 Fairfield Ave., Dec. 29. Nolan Sinclair, 41, 700 Berry Ave., warrant at 145 Fairifield Ave., Dec. 30. Michael Hammel, 28, 1 Mesh Court First Floor, fourth degree assault at 1 Mesh Court, Dec. 21. Karl Pollitt, 18, 843 Ervin Terrace, receiving stolen property, possession of alcohol by a minor at 95 Riviera Drive, Dec. 31. Rodney Turner, 44, 323 Ward Ave., disorderly conduct at 323 Ward Ave., Dec. 31. Richard Woodward, 23, 46 Tower Hill Road, disorderly conduct at 150 Fairfield Ave., Jan. 1. Dana Huff, 40, 452 Ward Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place at 405 Ward Ave., Jan. 1. Dale Hall III, 25, 509 Grouse Court, second degree disorderly conduct at 24 Fairfield Ave., Jan. 3.

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First degree criminal possession of forged instrument

Report of forged $50 bill used to make purchase by unknown white male with a white female at 5400 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 20.

Jeremiah Brockman, 35, 714 Riddle Road No. 114, DUI at Highland and Grand avenues, Dec. 21. Victoria Strickland, 49, 405 West 10th St., alcohol intoxication in a public place, carrying a concealed deadly weapon at Alexandria Pike and Bluegrass, Dec. 22. Tabatha Sester, 34, 927 Highland Ave. Apt. 2, warrant at 927 Highland Ave. Apt. 2, Dec. 22. Keith Guilkey, 42, 601 York St., warrant at Alexandria Pike, Dec. 22. Johsua Smith, 21, 11505 Circle Drive, DUI at South I-471 at US 27, Dec. 23. Donnie Mills II, 34, 19 1/2 17th St., DUI at Memorial Parkway and North Fort Thomas Avenue, Dec. 28.

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Alexandra Woodall, 19, 619 South Fort Thomas, possession of drug paraphernalia, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 619 South Fort Thomas Ave., Dec. 25. Benjamin Griffin, 34, 317 Thornton St., DUI, reckless driving at I-471 south at 275, Dec. 24. Craig Stone, 28, 600 Alexandria Pike, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 600 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 29. Richard Tolson, 31, 3725 Blue Rock Road, second degree disorderly conduct at 41 River Road, Dec. 30. Russell Guy, 37, 704 South Grand Ave., operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license at South Grand and South Fort Thomas avenues, Dec. 4. Jeremiah Brockman, 35, 714 Riddle Road No. 114, fleeing or evading police, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, failure to maintain insurance at Highland and Grand avenues, Dec. 21. Michael Simon, 28, 422 Dayflower, DUI, fleeing or evading police at 600 block of U.S. 27, Dec. 28. Jackie Lloyd, 48, 142 Strathmore Ave., warrant at 2171 Memorial Parkway, Dec. 17. Nicholas Steele, 24, 1241 Glenwood Court, DUI, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license at Fairfield and Lafayette, Dec. 19. Donna Delaney, 20, 100 Rebel Drive Apt. 2, warrant at Azalea Terrace and Newman, Jan. 1. Melvin Johnson, 30, 593 Rifle Range Road, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence at I-471 south at 275, Jan. 1. Mitchell Yelton, 46, 53 Kyles Lane No.





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2, warrant at Hunteman Lane at Eagle View, Jan. 2. Pamela Claypool, 44, 23 River Road, warrant at 23 River Road, Jan. 2. Joseph Hornsby, 20, 4209 Church St., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at I-471, Jan. 3. James Crowley, 28, 1408 Oak Knoll Drive, DUI, failure to maintain insurance at 40 North Grand Ave., Jan. 3. Marcello Octavio Florence-Felix, 24, 20 Pleasant Ave., warrant, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 1900 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 3. Joann Kruse, 19, 749 South Fort Thomas Ave., warrant at 130 North Fort Thomas Ave., Jan. 4. Danielle Votel, 31, 42 Highland Ave., DUI at North Grand Highland avenues, Dec. 17. Laura Wieck, 31, 4022 Northlake Drive, DUI at U.S. 27, Dec. 15.

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POLICE REPORTS From B5 Dominic Lucente, 21, 15 Gettysburg Apt. 185, possession of drug paraphernalia at 15 Gettysburg Apt. 185, Dec. 13. Daniel Landwehk, 20, 896 South Detroit St., possession of marijuana at 15 Gettysburg Apt. 185, Dec. 13.

Eric Pierson, 46, 1045 South Fort Thomas Ave. No. 5, theft by unlawful taking at 1045 South Fort Thomas Ave., Dec. 10. David Porterfield Jr., 33, 236 Highland Ave. Apt. 9, warrant at 130 North Fort Thomas Ave., Dec. 15.

Incidents/reports Second degree burglary

Reported at 14 Brentwood Place, Dec. 18. Reported at 125 Clover Ridge Ave., Jan. 2.

Theft by unlawful taking


Theft by unlawful taking from auto

Robert Johnson, 38, 3542 Idlewind Ave., trafficking within 1,000 yards of a school, tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia at Fifth and Patterson, Jan. 6. Elmer Lee Smith, 46, Homeless, theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Jan. 5.

Reported at 83 Millers Lane, Dec. 23. Reported at 1344 South Fort Thomas Ave., Dec. 26. Reported at 14 Crowell Ave., Dec. 30. Reported at 1045 South Fort Thomas Ave., Dec. 10.


Reported at 100 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 14.

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Samantha Cole, 24, 11968 Cadillac Drive, theft by unlawful taking at 82 Carothers Road, Jan. 4. Lisa Alford, 45, 226 East Ninth St., theft by unlawful taking, alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest, prescription drug not in proper container at 1765 Monmouth St., Jan. 4. Michael Caldwill, 39, 203 Evergreen Ave., theft by unlawful taking at 17 Carothers Road, Jan. 2. Amanda Hunt, 18, 17 West Villa Ave., theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Dec. 31. Natasha Spencer, 27, 110 Jacob Price, theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Dec. 31. Vivian Lung, 45, 910 Roberts St. Apt. 4, fourth degree assault at 937 Saratoga St., Dec. 30. Billy Smith, 55, 304 Elm St., first degree arson at 998 Monmouth St., Dec. 29. Alycia Collins, 19, 1018 Washington


No. 1, fourth degree assault at 1018 Washington, Dec. 28. Jacqueline Suzanne McKenzie, 27, 112 Promotory Drive G, theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Dec. 27. Arnold Sardin, 42, 1105 Patterson St., fourth degree assault, resisting arrest, second degree possession of a controlled substance, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 1105 Patterson St., Dec. 24. Dawn Duncan, 36, 4197 Hunnicutt, theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Dec. 24. Taniel Ettleman, 19, 1616 May St., theft by unlawful taking at 82 Carothers Road, Dec. 22. Dannie Smith, 49, 2200 Wheeler St. No. 1, receiving stolen property at 130 Pavilion Parkway, Dec. 20. Robert Landers, 26, 609 Benham, theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Dec. 18. Jeffrey Abney, 26, 209 William St.,

theft by unlawful taking at 1709 Monmouth St., Dec. 17. Carol Anderson, 55, 1143 Ann St., theft by unlawful taking at 130 Pavilion Parkway, Dec. 17. Jenrick Feltner, 28, 411 West 10th St., fourth degree assault at 411 West 10th St., Dec. 15. Anthony Golden, 18, 730 Central Ave. No. 2, violation of DVO/EPO at 730 Central Ave. second floor, Dec. 14. Joseph Wright, 18, 441 Chestnut Way, no operator's license, possession of marijuana, tampering physical evidence at Sixth and Roberts, Dec. 14.

Incidents/reports Theft by unlawful taking

Reported at 82 Carothers Road, Jan. 4. Reported at 1301 Monmouth St., Dec. 26. Reported at 130 Pavilion, Dec. 23. Reported at 82 Carothers Road, Dec. 15.

DEATHS Edward Beiting Jr.

Edward J. Beiting Jr., 88, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Fort Thomas, died Jan. 6, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was an architect, established his architectural firm in Newport in 1948, co-founder of the Northern


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Third degree criminal mischief

Reported at 28 Chalfonte Place, Dec. 20. Reported at 85 North Grand Ave., Dec. 29. Reported at 803 South Fort Thomas Ave., Dec. 24. Reported at 220 North Fort Thomas Ave., Dec. 29. Reported at 1416 North Fort Thomas Ave., Dec. 29. Reported at 28 Chalfonte Place, Dec. 13.

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Kentucky Area Planning Commission and served as its first chairman, was a member of the American Institute of Architects, an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, past president of Newport Rotary, a member of Highland Country Club and Foxfire Country Club in Naples, a past president of the Cincinnati Club and served on the board of directors of the Kentucky Enterprise Bank as secretary, served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and became one of the earliest Pilot-Communications Officers in the Army Air Corp attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant. His wife, Rosemary Arnzen Beiting, daughter, Mara Cline, and sister,

Suzanne Gerding, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Judith Beiting of Southgate and Meg Grothaus of Cold Spring; sons, Edward J. Beiting III of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mark Beiting of Omaha, Neb.; step-sons, Mark Arnzen of Fort Wright, Tim Arnzen of Campbellsville and Jeff Arnzen of Fort Mitchell; sisters, Doris Fedders of Crestview Hills, Mary Murphey of Fort Thomas and Helen Kemper of Lakeside Park and 11 grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Salvation Army, 340 W. 10th St., Newport, KY 41071, or Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare,

483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Martha Beringer

Martha H. Beringer, 92, Cold Spring, a homemaker, died Jan. 2, 2010, at Highlandsprings of Fort Thomas Health Care & Rehabilitation Center. Her husband, Martin Beringer, died previously. Survivors include her son, Tom Beringer of Sparta; daughters, Mary Lou Koch of Columbia, Md. and Eileen Stern of Cold Spring; sister, Mary Jane Glossner of Alexandria; seven grandchildren and one great-

granddaughter. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

William Block Jr.

William Arthur Block Jr., 68, Newport, died Jan. 2, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. His son, William Arthur Block III, died previously. Survivors include his son, Bryon Block and six grandchildren.

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Audrey Lee Snedicor Branch, 80, Fort Thomas, died Jan. 3, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas. She was an underwriter for Buchanan Insurance Agency and Stegman Insurance, Newport and was also owner and operator of the Village Store in Dayton, Ky. Her husband, Walter Branch, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Stephen Branch of Mason, Mark Branch of Fort Thomas; daughters, Andrea Harden of Franklin, Mass., and Suzanne Donaldson of Alexandria; brother, Norman Snedicor of Loveland; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Dobbling Funeral Home, Fort Thomas, handled the arrangements. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Homer Gregory

Homer Willie Gregory, 91, Bellevue, died Jan. 4, 2010, at the St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He worked for 39 years with Ficks Reed Co. in Oakley making furniture, was a WW II Army Air Corps veteran and member of the First Baptist Church of Bellevue. His wife, Terrell Aycock Gregory, died previously. Survivors include his son, Michael Gregory of Owosso, Mich.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: First Baptist Church of Bellevue, 254 Washington Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073.

Albert Howe Jr.

Albert B. Howe Jr., 90, Fort Thomas, died Jan. 6, 2010, at Carmel Manor, Fort Thomas. He worked in public relations and sales for the Snodgrass Distributing Co. in Bellevue, was sheriff of Campbell County in 1953 and again in 1969, a World War II Army veteran,

basketball and football coach for Newport Catholic High School, volunteer for St. Luke Hospital East in Fort Thomas and Carmel Manor, where he also helped with fundraising campaigns. His first wife, Peggy Howe, died in 1978. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Margie Schroder Howe; daughter, Candy Meyers of Fort Thomas; sons, Berry Howe of Fort Thomas and Thomas Howe of Ashland; brothers, Richard Howe of Cold Spring and James Howe of Cincinnati; six grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Entombment was in St. Stephen Cemetery Mausoleum, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Carmel Manor Nursing Home, 100 Carmel Manor Road, Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Joyce Jones

Joyce A. Jones, 62, Wilder, died Jan. 7, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. She was a lieutenant colonel with the Newport Police Department, member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 2, Newport Elks 273 Ladies Auxiliary and the Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle Church in Fort Thomas. Her husband, Kenneth Jones, died previously. Survivors include her brother, John Little of Ryland Heights; stepdaughter, Debbie Schmitz of Newport; and one granddaughter. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042; or Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle

Richard Koehler, 90, Wilder, died Jan. 8, 2010, at Florence Park Care Center in Florence. He was an insurance agent with Prudential Insurance for 34 years and a member of St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, June Koehler of Wilder; sons, Richard Koehler Jr. of West Chester, Ohio, and Thomas Koehler of Florence; daughters, Kathy Elliott of Dry Ridge, Peggy Hampton of Villa Hills and Susan Hoppenjans of Cold Spring; brothers, Robert Koehler of St. Petersburg, Fla., Albert Koehler of Mason, Ohio, and William Koehler of Cincinnati; sister, Gertrude Noschang of Cincinnati; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Erlanger. Memorials: Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 10901 Reed Hartman Highway, #202, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242, or Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn Street, Suite 106, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203.

Robert Osborne

Robert Lee Osborne, 77, Alexandria, died Jan. 7, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Fort Thomas. He was a Kentucky State Police officer, a conductor for CSX Railroad, a Korean War Air Force veteran, and a member of Aspen Grove Masonic Lodge in Alexandria and the Church of Christ, Alexandria. Survivors include his wife, Mima J. Smith Osborne; daughters, Monica Barrett of Maysville and Shanna

Survivors include her son, Ronald Schweitzer of Burlington; daughter, Nancy Schweitzer of Fort Myers Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 85 N. Grand Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41041.

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Nick Reinhardt

Nick J. Reinhardt, 92, Alexandria, died Jan. 3, 2010, at University Hospital, Corryville. He was a World War II veteran, worked for 45 years with Cincinnati Bell and was a farmer. His wife, Margaret Jeanette Field Reinhardt, died in 2002. Survivors include his sons, Keith, Donald, Jon and Kenneth Reinhardt, all of Alexandria; daughters, Iris Swift of Decatur, Mich., Lynne Bamforth, Carol Sipple and Scheryl Buda, all of Alexandria; 30 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren and five greatgreat-grandchildren. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery.

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Paul Shepherd

Paul Douglas Shepherd, 53, Newport, died Jan. 9, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a disabled steel worker. Survivors include his wife, Vickie Shepherd; mother, Mae Shepherd of Newport and mother-in-law, Mary Deaton of Newport. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Cooper Funeral Home of Alexandria handled the arrangements.

Margaret Schweitzer

Margaret G. “Marge� Schweitzer, 89, Highland Heights, died Jan. 10, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky Care Center in Fort Thomas. She and her husband owned and operated the Qwik Shoppe in Highland Heights for over 60 years. Her husband of 64 years, Norman “Bud� Schweitzer, and her son, Thomas Schweitzer, died previously.

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INVITATION TO BID Sealed Bids for construction of Advanced Treatment Facilities at the Fort Thomas Treatment Plant, addressed to (Northern Kentucky Water District, P.O. Box 18640, 2835 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, KY 41018), will be received at the office of the Northern Kentucky Water District, (Owner), until 2:00 p.m., local time, on the 21st day of January, 2010. Any Bids received after the specified time will not be considered. Bids will then be publicly opened and read. The Project contemplated consists of a concrete and masonry Advanced Treatment building housing 8 Granular Activated Carbon contactors with 12 feet of media depth, a rotary positive displacement blower for contactor air scour, a low lift pump station, 3 medium pressure high output ultraviolet disinfection reactors, a 2 ton bridge crane in the UV Disinfection Room, a concrete equalization tank beneath the building with submersible pumps, and ancillary systems including but not limited to controls, security systems, chemical feed, plumbing, heating, air conditioning and ventilating. The pump room contains vertical turbine pumps with adjustable frequency drives including 3 GAC feed pumps, 2 backwash pumps and 2 slurry water supply pumps and is served by a 5 ton bridge crane. A service elevator, and monorail crane will be installed. Roofing systems include a pitched vegetated roofing system, a metal roof, and a flat modified bituminous roof with pavers. A standby electrical power system is provided with capacity to serve a majority of the plant systems. Site work including excavation, yard piping, concrete valve vaults, a splitter box with sluice gates, a concrete outfall structure, fencing, concrete and asphalt paving, grading and landscaping. Demolition of existing backwash pumps and connections of piping to existing piping and concrete flumes will be completed in the existing filter building. The existing treatment facilities and laboratory must be kept in operation during construction. Alternate bid items for which prices must be supplied include stainless steel and plastic GAC contactor underdrain systems, two alternate UV system manufacturers, deletion of the UV system, deletion of the air scour system, deletion of the service elevator, and substitution of a metal roof for the vegetated roof. The Work will be completed in all respects within 790 calendar days from the date when the Contract Times commence to run. Bidding Documents may be examined in Owner’s office, (Northern Kentucky Water District, 2835 Crescent Springs Road Erlanger, KY 41018, or at Engineer’s office, CH2M HILL, (300 E-Business Way, Suite 400, Cincinnati OH, 45241 or at the offices of HDR Engineers, 2517 Sir Barton Way, Lexington, KY, 40509. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office of QCR Imaging and Supply, located at 2456 Fortune Drive, Suite 120, Lexington, Kentucky 40509 (859 699 5105 or 800 966 2260 and, at the address indicated herein. Charges for all documents obtained will be made on the following basis: Charge Complete Set of Bidding Documents With Half Size Drawings $600.00 Complete Set of Bidding Documents With Full Size Drawings $900.00 Copy of Geotechnical Reports $75.00 Return of the documents is not required, and the amount paid for the documents is nonrefundable. The following plan room services have received sets of Bidding Documents for the Work contemplated herein: Reed Construction Data 30 Technology Parkway South, Suite 500 Norcross, GA 30092 Ph: 800-424-3996 Fax: 800-317-0870 McGraw Hill Construction Kenwood Executive Center 7265 Kenwood Road, Suite 202 Cincinnati, Ohio 45236 Ph: 513-345-8218 Fax: 888-376-4319 Builders Exchange 9555 Rockside Road, Suite 300 Valley View, Ohio 44125 Ph: 216-393-6300 Fax: 866-907-6304 Allied Construction Industries (ACI) 3 Kovach Drive Cincinnati, Ohio 45215 Ph: 513-221-8020, ext. 1010 Fax: 513-221-8023 Each Bid must be submitted on the prescribed Bid Form and accompanied by Bid security as prescribed in the Instructions to Bidders. The Successful Bidder will be required to furnish the additional bond(s) prescribed in the Bidding Documents. Bidders are not required to be prequalified by the Owner to perform the type and size of Work contemplated herein but will be subject to the qualifications requirements set forth in the bidding documents. The project advertised will be funded by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) through a Federally Assisted Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Loan and Local Funds. All Bidders must comply with the President’s Executive Order 11246 (EEO) as amended. All Bidders must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Anti-Kickback Act, and the Contract Work Hours Standard Act, and 40 CFR, and 40 CFR 33.1016. All Bidders, Contractors and Subcontractors must comply with 41 CFR 60-4, in regard to Affirmative Action, to ensure equal opportunity to females and minorities and will apply the timetables and goals set forth in 41 CFR 60-4 as applicable. All Bidders must comply with OSHA (P.C. 91-596) and the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (P.E. 91-54). The Successful Bidder and all Subcontractors will be required to conform to the labor standards set forth in the Contract Documents. This project falls under the provisions of KRS 337.505 to 337.550 for prevailing wage rates. Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the apparent Successful Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. A non-mandatory prebid conference will be held for prospective Bidders on December 18, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the District’s Central Facility located at 2835 Crescent Spring Road, Erlanger, Kentucky 41018. Site visits will begin at 12:30 p.m. on December 18, 2009 at the Fort Thomas Treatment Plant located at 700 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, Kentucky 41075. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid and bidders must employ Good Faith Effort steps to solicit participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 90 days after the day of bid opening or for such longer period of time to which a Bidder may agree in writing upon request of the Owner. If a Contract is to be awarded, the Owner will give the Successful Bidder a Notice of Award during the period of time during which the Successful Bidder’s bid remains subject to acceptance. Award of the Contract will be in accordance with Article 21, Evaluation of Bids and Award of Contract, specified in the Instructions to Bidders. For information concerning the proposed Work, contact Nick Winnike, CH2M HILL, telephone: 513 337 9351. For an appointment to visit the Site, refer to the District’s website for scheduling at least 48 hours in advance. Questions about site visits should be directed to Jeff Schuchter, NKWD, Staff Engineer, telephone: 859-426-2703. Dated this 17th day of December, 2009. Northern Kentucky Water District By: Bari L. Joslyn, V.P., Water Quality & Production 1001530540

The Campbell County Fiscal Court, at a regular meeting of the court on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 7:00 p.m., at the Campbell County Courthouse, 8352 East Main Street, Alexandria, Kentucky, adopted the following ordinances upon the second reading, said ordinances having been read by title and summary given for the first time at the December 16, 2009 special meeting of the Court. CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE O-13-09 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 34.02 OF THE CAMPBELL COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES ENTITLED "PLACES WHERE LIGHTED SMOKING MATERIALS PROHIBITED" TO CHANGE THE ADDRESS OF THE CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT BUILDING TO 1098 MONMOUTH STREET, NEWPORT, KENTUCKY. CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE O-14-09 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 34.15 OF THE CAMPBELL COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES ENTITLED "ACCESS TO AND USE OF PUBLIC RECORDS" TO CHANGE THE ADDRESS OF THE CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT BUILDING TO 1098 MONMOUTH STREET, NEWPORT, KENTUCKY, AND TO MAKE MISCELLANE OUS GRAMMATICAL CORRECTIONS. The full text of Ordinances O-13-09 and O14-09 will be on file in the Office of the County Clerk, Newport, Kentucky and are on file in the Office of the Fiscal Court Clerk, Newport, Kentucky, and same is available for inspection and use by the public during regular business hours. I, Paula K. Spicer, Clerk of the Campbell County Fiscal Court, hereby certify that this summary was prepared by me at the direction of the Campbell County Fiscal Court and that said summary is a true and accurate summary of the contents of Ordinances O-13-09 and O-14-09. Paula K. Spicer Fiscal Court Clerk


LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID January 14, 2010 PROJECT: 2010 Materials Bid SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road P.O. Box 18640 Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 UNTIL:

Date: February 2, 2010 Time: 10:00 a.m., local time

At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed purchase is generally described as follows: to supply the Northern Kentucky Water District with service supplies, water main pipe and related materials as described in the Specifications and other Contract Documents prepared by the Northern Kentucky Water District for the period of March 1, 2010 through February 28, 2011. 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 comparison 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 Road, Erlanger, Kentucky. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office at the address indicated above by contacting Ed Prather at (859) 426-2701. 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. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 60 days after the day of bid opening. Richard Harrison, V.P. Engineering Northern Kentucky Water District 1001531415


Dorothy Traud

Dorothy M. Saelinger Davis Traud, 93, Cold Spring, died Jan. 7, 2010, at her home. She worked as a sales associate for McAlpin’s department store in Cincinnati, was a member of the St. Mary’s Ladies Society, a volunteer at St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring and St. Charles Senior Day Care. Her husbands, Clifford Davis and Richard Traud, died previously.

Survivors include her daughter, Joyce Bankemper of Cold Spring; sons, Jim Davis of California and Ron Davis of Piner; step-daughters, Mary Edwards of Highland Heights and Carol Mueller of Cold Spring; stepson, Rick Traud of Fort Wright; sister, Betty Dansberry of Highland Heights; 21 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery. Muehlenkamp-Erschell Fort Thomas Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Request for Qualifications For Professional Services SPECIAL INSPECTION AND TESTING SERVICES FOR CONSTRUCTION OF FT. THOMAS TREATMENT PLANT AND MEMORIAL PARKWAY TREATMENT PLANT ADVANCED TREATMENT PROJECTS The Northern Kentucky Water District is requesting qualifications statements for professional services relating to owner’s materials testing, inspection and geotechnical services during construction of projects at two water treatment plants. RESPONSES WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (OWNER) 2835 Crescent Springs Road P.O. Box 18640 Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 UNTIL: Date: February 4, 2010 Time: 2:00 p.m. local time The purpose of this Request for Qualifications is to solicit qualifications for services related to the improvements outlined above. The NKWD may utilize one or multiple firms, as deemed appropriate. The selected firms will be offered a contract. The Request for Qualifications and reference material may be obtained from the District’s office at the address indicated herein or by contacting Amy Kramer at (859) 426-2734. There is no charge for these documents. Each submitted response will be reviewed and rated by the District’s Selection Advisory Committee and a recommendation will be made to the District’s Board. The District reserves the right to reject any or all responses. Minority firms are encouraged to respond. Richard Harrison, Vice President, Engineering Northern Kentucky Water District


LEGAL NOTICE Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III will be accepting sealed bids for the renovation of 420 W8th. St., located in the City of Newport, Kentucky. Bids are due no later than 12:00 p.m., local time, January 25, 2010, at the offices of Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III, located at 30 East 8th. St., Newport, KY 41071 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids are to be marked “420 W8th St. Building Renovation Project #01-10”. Beginning January 11, 2010 the information for Bidders, Form of Bid, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifications and Forms of Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bond, and other contract documents may be obtained at the Neighborhood Foundations offices or by contacting Randy Schweinzger at (859) 581-2533, ext. 217. The hearing and/or speech-impaired may call our TDD line at (859) 581-3181. Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III will conduct a pre-bid walkthrough of the building at 10:00 a.m., local time, January 14, 2009. Lead remediation will be completed by certified firm before renovation work will begin. A certified check or bank draft, payable to Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III, U.S. Government Bonds, or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the Bidder and acceptable sureties in amount equal to five (5) percent of the bid shall be submitted with each bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory performance and payment bonds. All Bidders shall include with their bid a statement from an acceptable surety that if their bid is accepted the surety will furnish to the Bidder the required performance and payment bond or bonds required by the contract documents. Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the contract, Section 3, Segregated Facility, Section 109 and E.O. 11246 and Title VI. MBE/WBE firms are encouraged to bid. No bidder may withdraw their bid within 60 days after the actual date of opening thereof. Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III reserves the right to waive any informality, irregularity, or defect in any proposal, and to reject any/or all proposals should it be deemed in the best interest of Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III to do so. It is the intent of Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III to award a contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder. Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 9318971001527841

PUBLIC NOTICE SEALED BID The Campbell County Fiscal Court will accept sealed bids for the sale of various surplus property and surplus vehicles. A complete list of items, vehicle information and bid packets may be obtained at the Campbell County Administration Building, 1098 Monmouth Street, Suite 323, Newport, Kentucky, the County Road Department, 145 Race Track Road, Alexandria, Kentucky, or online at (About UsOpportunities, Bids and Proposals) Surplus property and vehicles may be viewed at the County Road Department (address above), Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 A.M. prevailing time on Thursday January 28, 2010 and opened publicly at that time at the Campbell County Administration Building in the Fiscal Affairs Conference Room 318. Some vehicles will have minimum bid requirements. All items are being sold as is, where is. Campbell County Fiscal Court reserves the right to reject any and all bids. By: Diane E. Bertke 30602 PUBLIC NOTICE Alexandria Carry Out, LLC, Mailing Address 8039 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria , KY 41001 Hereby declares intention(s) to apply for a Retail Liquor by the Package & Retail Beer License(s) no later than January 27, 2010. The business to be licensed will be located at 8039 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001. Doing business as Alexandria Carry Out. The (owner(s); Principal Officers and Directors; Limited Partners; or Members) are as follows: Manager, Samuel S. Jim III of 1104 Vine Street, Newport, KY 41071. Any person, association, corporation, or body politic may protest the granting of the license(s) by writing the Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1003 Twilight Trail, Frankfort, KY 406018400, within 30 days of the date of this legal publication. 1711

Community Classified 513.242.4000

Sell it quicker by selling it closer to home.

Memorials: St. Joseph Parish Capitol Campaign, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076, or Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Thomas Tucker

Thomas “Butch” Tucker, 86, Newport, died Jan. 7, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a plumber with the Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Local 392 and a member of the Holy Name Society. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Viola “Boots” Tucker; sons, Thomas Tucker of Cincinnati and David Tucker of Wilder, daughters, Joyce Snyder and Ann Murphy, both of Alexandria; brothers, David Tucker of Ontonagon, Mich. and Michael Tucker of Superior, Wis.; sister, Mary Ann VanDamme of Superior, Wis.; seven grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Wood Hudson Cancer Research, 931 Isabella St., Newport, KY 41071.

Mary Whalen

Mary E. Whalen, 72, Bellevue, died Jan. 4, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and a volunteer for the Pendleton County Animal Shelter. Her husband, William C. Whalen, died previously. Survivors include her son, Bill Whalen of Bellevue; daughters, Sheila Jenkins of Reading, Ohio, Alane Whalen of Bellevue and Misty Johns of Independence; brothers, David Raines of Walton; Ken Raines of Florence; sister, Margie Raines of Cold Spring; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227; or the American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Betty Wherry

Betty Jane Wherry, 84, Bellevue, died Jan. 3, 2010, at her home. She was a bookkeeper and secretary for the transportation industry and member of First Baptist Church of Bellevue. Survivors include her son, Walt Wherry of Bellevue; daughters, Cindy Warrix of Bellevue and Chris Barnes of Highland Heights; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Dobbling, MuehlenkampErschell Funeral Home, Bellevue, handled the arrangements. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.


St. Peter’s Catholic of Foresters Court 1492 will have its annual men’s stag Jan. 29 from 8 p.m. to midnight in the social center at Sts. Peter and Paul’s School in California. The proceeds from the event will benefit the Catholic of Foresters’ education awards program. Sts. Peter and Paul’s School is located at 2160 California Cross Road. For more information, call 635-7606.

Trinity Episcopal

The Trinity Episcopal Church in Covington will have its Midday Musical luncheon concert Jan. 20 at 12:15 p.m. The concert will feature flutist Nina Perlove and pianist Song Hun Nam. Lunch will be provided by the Women of Trinity and is available for $6 beginning at 11:30 a.m. Trinity is located at 326 Madison Avenue. For more information, call 431-1786. Have an event at your church? Please send your information to

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