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In honor of Presidents Day, The Community Recorder offers a presidential trivia quiz. Take our quiz, and see if you can tell one Adams from another, or distinguish between Harrisons. LIFE, B1

School security

A federal grant has paid for a more reliable metal detector and 11 new security cameras with microphones for a school in Cold Spring. The Campbell County Police Department applied for and obtained the grant for the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services, which operates three school programs in the Cold Spring school building, the Phoenix, Challenge, and Northern Kentucky Learning Academy. NEWS, A2

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$4.3 million worth of U.S. 27 finished By Chris Mayhew

So far, Northern Kentucky’s largest fully-funded federal stimulus project, the widening of U.S. 27 from two to four lanes in southern Campbell County, has created more than 2,000 hours worth of work for 34 employees. As the grading of the wider highway’s new path is starting to take shape, the first details of the impact of the project in terms of jobs is coming into focus. Most of the workers so far are of the main contractor, Eaton Asphalt Paving Co. Inc., based in Fort Wright, said Nancy Wood, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District Six Office. But, when paving and other work gets started, there will likely be more employees of sub-contractors involved in working on the project, Wood said. So far $4.3 million has been put into the $26.5-million project, which started in September 2009 and is scheduled for completion in November 2012, she said. “Paving operations could begin in the summer,” Wood said. The 2.4-mile section of road being widened begins at Race Track Road and continues south just past the intersection with Nagel Road. In addition to grading, work is under way on a culvert at Phillips Creek near Ky. 154, and also on a bridge over Phillips Creek near the intersection with Ky. 1936 (Clay Ridge Road), she said. The contractor is also doing water line improvements for the Pendleton County water system


Traffic on the old U.S. 27, far left, whirs by the site where workers are creating a new path for the road including a new bridge across Phillips Creek after the intersection with Clay Ridge Road. and on drainage tunnels to help take water off the roadway, Wood said. In terms of economic development, U.S. 27 is one of several major opportunities going on in the county at the moment, said John Austin, president of the Campbell County Economic Development Authority. Another priority is encouraging Kentucky’s General Assembly to fund the Health Innovations Center planned for Northern Kentucky University, Austin said. Working with the private sector to develop certain areas of the county in a smart way, one being around NKU, has always been an emphasis, but it’s an even more

valuable opportunity going forward, he said. Between NKU’s College of Informatics center and the health application studies the university is focusing on, it could mean huge things for current employers in the area and prospective future employers that are looking to hire well qualified people in the health care field, Austin said. Developing U.S. 27 and the southern part of the county is also very important for economic development in the county, he said The CCEPA already has 16 acres around the Sara Lee plant south of Alexandria that it’s always looking for opportunities for, Austin said.

And in addition to that site, the widening of the highway improves the transportation network, which is something that companies look for when looking for a location, he said. One of the disadvantages the Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED) has in marketing Campbell County to companies is the county’s hilly topography. The southern part of the county offers some sites that will be easier to develop with the extension of the widened portion of U.S. 27, he said. “That area probably offers us some of our best assets for growing our economy,” Austin said.

County wants help paying for clock By Chris Mayhew

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‘Alice in Wonderland’

Before movie director Tim Burton announced his plans to remake the fairy-tale favorite “Alice in Wonderland,” students at Highland Middle School were making similar plans. For the school’s yearly musical, students will be performing a “Tim Burtonized” version of “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” said director Jason Burgess. SCHOOLS, A5

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Where it comes to a new clock tower, Campbell County Fiscal Court is asking for more than a hand – they need the whole clock. The brick clock tower is in front of the county’s new administration building at 1098 Monmouth St. Newport, opened Nov. 23, 2009. The county is asking for either donations from the community or alternatives for funding the cost of the clock. The request comes amid a series of cutbacks Campbell

County Judge-executive Steve Pendery revealed at the Feb. 3 Fiscal Court meeting. The clock tower is already built, but the space for the clock, about 5 feet across, is empty, said Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine. The Fiscal Court accepted the low bid of $29,797 from Electric Time Co., a clock manufacturer based in Massachusetts, at the Dec. 16 meeting, for the clock. Pendery said although the clock had been previously approved by Fiscal Court, it hadn’t been paid for yet.

“Times are tough,” Pendery said. Other cutbacks detailed by Pendery include no raises for employees except for people under contract. And there are a dozen positions that county has left open after employees have left since July 2009, Pendery said. But the number of open positions fluctuates because some positions like replacing a maintenance worker, end up saving the county money, he said. There are currently two open police positions and six open jail positions in addition to positions

open in other areas including in administrative offices, Pendery said. The county’s paving program has also been suspended, he said. The clock for the county’s new building isn’t being spared either, Pendery said. “It will fall under the ax as well,” he said. Pendery said the county clock needs alternative funding, possibly including donations, to pay for the clock. “We just may need to look for funding sources outside of the ordinary and a naming opportunity may exist in this case.

Local working his way to top in sportscasting By Amanda Joering Alley

An interest that began in childhood has led former Fort Thomas resident Will Chambers on a journey to becoming a national sportscaster. Chambers, a 1997 Highlands High School graduate, said he was a very young child when his love for play-by-play sports announcing started. “I used to sit at the foot of my father’s desk while he was working and mute the TV while a game was on do the commentary while I was very little,” Chambers said. “I’ve never considered another way of life.” In high school, Chambers

developed a relationship with football coach Dale Mueller, who is still in his life. “Dale is a winner and certainly instilled a desire to be great,” Chambers said. Growing up, Chambers said he was also influenced by another local sportscaster, Fort Thomas resident Cris Collinsworth. “All my life I’ve been trying to learn this business, and I have a certain belief on how and who does it the right way,” Chambers said. “Cris is and has been one of the best analysts in all of sports.” Chambers currently lives in Covington, is scheduled to graduate from Northern Kentucky University in May. He works as a server at Bouquet Restaurant and

Wine Bar and as a sportscaster at Georgetown College. “This is my fourth year with Georgetown, the biggest and best opportunity I’ve ever been afforded,” Chambers said. In 2009, the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America recognized Chambers as one of the Top 20 Collegiate Sports Broadcasters in the country. Chambers said his ultimate goal is calling games for national audiences and doing championship games at the highest level including Super Bowls, World Series and Final Fours. “What we do is frame moments,” Chambers said. “The bigger the stage, the bigger the moment, and I just want to be a part of them.”


Highlands High School graduate Will Chambers, whose goal is to be a sportscaster on a national level, announces a game at Georgetown College.


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New cameras, metal detector for school By Chris Mayhew

A federal grant has paid for a more reliable metal detector and 11 new security cameras with microphones for a school in Cold Spring. Posted signs advise everything is now being video and audio recorded. The Campbell County Police Department applied for and obtained the grant for the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services, which operates

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The grant money keeps the school up to date with a growing national trend of having an in-school camera security system, Flynn said. Having the equipment is priceless, Flynn said. Someone is always watching, he said. “Supervision is the key to safety, and it’s just another layer of supervision,” he said. And the cameras are active for after-school hours as well, so police can see what’s happening if there is a burglar, he said. The school previously had a metal detector, but it was an older model that had wear and tear, making dependability an issue, he said. The metal detector has vertical row of red lights running up both sides, and only the sections that detect metal light up indicating whether something is on the upper or lower portion of a person’s body. Previously, through an agreement between NKCES and the county, a School Resource Officer (SRO) was hired starting in August 2008. Research shows an officer in any school fosters a safe and optimal learning environment for the students, Flynn said.


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Red lights indicate where the metal is as Mike Flynn, principal of regional school programs for the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services in Cold Spring walks through a newly purchased metal detector Feb. 4. The SRO addresses the climate and culture of the school, he said. Sometimes there are issues of distrust between adolescents and police, Flynn said. The SRO serves as a positive role model, he said. Greg Popham, the SRO, even helps serve lunch and ties shoes, Flynn said. Popham was named SRO Rookie of the Year for the 2008-09’ school year for all of Kentucky. “In general, behavior has improved dramatically,” Flynn said of since the SRO

was hired. Popham said he makes sure they understand he’s willing to listen to their problems and isn’t just a rule enforcer. Recently, that meant spending 10 minutes tossing a football with a student who has had a difficult home life, Popham said. The student then shared

things that were ‘eating at him’ that he wasn’t telling anyone else, Popham said. “I want the kids to understand that I’m here to help them succeed in life,” he said. The total cost of the cameras, a metal detector and new metal detecting wand was $16,000. Half of the price was paid for by a Community Oriented Policing Services COPS Secure Our Schools grant through the U.S. Department of Justice, which only police agencies can apply for, said Keith Hill, chief of the department. The school reimbursed the department for the other half, Hill said. The equipment will further enhance security, but Hill credits placing an officer in the school for a downturn in police being dispatched to the school. It’s part of how the judge-executive wants the department to communicate and collaborate more with the community, he said. “There’s been a marked improvement in the security and incidents reported out of the school,” Hill said.

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Campbell County native, 2nd Lt. Walter R. Taliaferro, hasn’t been forgotten. Taliaferro, holder of t h e American record for a sustained s o l o flight and for whom C a m p Taliaferro in Texas was named, is profiled in a recently-published book, “In Their Honor: The Men Behind the Names of Our Military Installations.” The book is the result of six years if extensive research to find the story behind every man who ever had a military installation named in his honor. Author, Linda D. Swink, an Air Force veteran, said that many names have faded into obscurity after a military installation closed. Once no longer needed, many airfields were abandoned and much of its history lost. Little or no biographical information about the man for whom the installation was named survived. “My intention is to honor theses men and keep their memory alive in the hearts of today’s generation, as well as those in the future.” Other military heroes from Kentucky profiled in the book are: Colonel William Caldwell McChord of Lebanon; Lieutenant General Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. of Munfordville; General John Bell Hood of Owingsville; General Samuel Bell Maxey of Tompkinsville; Private First Class Robert M. Hammonds of Wickliffe; Second Lieutenant Darwin Keith Kyle of Jenkins; and Lieutenant JG Richard Caswell Saufley of Stanford.

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Newport on the Levee will host the eighth Levee Progressive Dinner Party Tuesday, March 2. Levee restaurants, Bar Louie, Brothers Bar & Grill, Bulldogs Roadhouse, Claddagh Irish Pub, Jax Grill at GameWorks and Mitchell’s Fish Market will be participating in the dinner. Ticket prices are $30 per person which includes tax, gratuity and a non-alcoholic drink at each venue. Tickets are non-refundable and must be paid for in advance via cash, check or credit card. Appetizers begin at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance by calling 859-2910550 ext. 21. No tickets will be sold after Feb. 24.

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The Fort Thomas Military and Community Museum will exhibit the work of artist Mike Skop. The opening of the exhibit at the museum, 69 Greene St., will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. Light refreshments will be served. Mike Skop, a local artist who was known as a sculptor, artist, and teacher, died in May 2009. He taught at Northern Kentucky University and also for many years out of his own private student in Fort Thomas. His wife, Kathy Skop, put the display of 60 pieces, most of them never seen by the public, together, said Debbie Buckley, Fort Thomas Renaissance Coordinator. Kathy Skop was also an art teacher for Highlands High School.

Valentine’s dance

A Valentine’s Day dance featuring live music will be at Campbell County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3205, 8261 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. The band Flashback, will perform songs from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. The dance is sponsored by the ladies auxiliary, and proceeds will benefit soldiers serving overseas, patriotic essay contests and donation of U.S. flags to schools. The cost for the dance is $15 a person or $25 a couple and includes beverages, snacks and door prizes. Reservations are suggested. Call 394-3068.

The $25 cost includes appetizers, draft beer and soft drinks and entertainment by Ben Walz and Vince and John. A cash bar will be available. Advance tickets are available by e-mail at or by calling 760-1760. Donations will also be accepted at any Fifth Third Bank location through the Becky Sprong Benefit Fund. For information visit the page “Support Becky Brueggen Sprong.”

Yoga, Thai Chi classes

The Campbell County Senior Center & Wellness Center is planning two sixweek classes for people age 60 and older. “Yoga for the Young at Heart” will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays starting Feb. 23. The class, under the instruction of Patty Braasch, is designed to be a gentle, enjoyable yoga class for seniors to learn easy stretches and postures designed to increase strength and flexibility, relieve tension, and bring relaxation and balance to life. “Tai Chi for Better Balance” will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays starting March 2. Instructor Ralph Dehner will focus on methods designed to reduce pain from arthritis, control high blood pressure, and improve balance. Each class cost $18 in advance. Pre-registration and a physician’s release is required for both classes. Call 547-3665.

Weather spotter training

Find out how to spot the difference between a thunderstorm cloud, hail storm cloud or a burgeoning tornado during a free weather spotters training class. The class will be at the Campbell County Fire Training Center, 10 Training Center Drive, Highland Heights, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 2. The course is being sponsored by the National Weather Service in collaboration with the Campbell county Office of Emergency Management. No pre-registration is required. For information call the emergency management office at 635-1111 or e-mail

Youth Valentine’s dance

There will be a Valentine’s Day dance for students in grades 4-8 at the Alexandria firehouse, 7951 Alexandria Pike, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12. The dance is sponsored by the Alexandria Fire Explorer Post 100 and the Alexandria Police Explorers. Admission is $5 at the door, and concessions are $1 each. It’s a lock-in style dance and children will not be released until a parent, guardian or adult representative of the family comes to pick a child up.

‘Save a Heart’ benefit

The friends of Alexandria native Becky Sprong are throwing a benefit party to help pay for medical expenses. Sprong suffered a heart attack at age 38 in 2009, but is now staying at the Cleveland Clinic awaiting a heart transplant. Sprong is a resident of Florence, a native of Alexandria and a graduate of Bishop Brossart High School. Her friends and family have organized “Do Your Part to Save a Heart” at the Drawbridge Inn from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20.

Alexandria fish fry

The Father DeJaco Council of the Knights of Columbus will kick off their annual fish fry from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17. Dates for the remainder of fish fry season will continue each Friday from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. during Lent. The council’s grounds are at 11186 Licking Pike near Craft Road. For information cal 635-9863.


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Highlands Middle School students Nick Jourdan (left) and Maddy Jones, playing the Tweedles, practice a scene with Ellie Farley, who plays small Alice in the school’s production of “Alice in Wonderland Jr.”

Highland Middle ‘Burtonizes’ ‘Alice in Wonderland Jr.’ By Amanda Joering Alley

Before movie director Tim Burton announced his plans to remake the fairy-tale favorite “Alice in Wonderland,” students at Highland Middle School were making similar plans. For the school’s yearly musical, students will be performing a “Tim Burtonized” version of “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” said director Jason Burgess. “We picked ‘Alice in Wonderland’ because we wanted to do something that was a well-known story, but we always wanted to change it up,” Burgess said. “So, the costumes and Wonderland will be darker colors and the make-up will be creepier, but it will still have the same happy music.” The cast of 51 students in grades 6-8 have been working on the musical since November to prepare for the opening night of the show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. “It’s going great so far,” Burgess said. “The hardest part has been just trying to get them to be a little more creative with their own characters and act creepy in their own way.” Eighth-grader Alyssa Farley, who plays Alice, said she is excited about her role but is a little nervous about the lifts and trickier stunts included in the show.



Students Jakob Thompson, Matthew Gray and Joey Kempe practice one of their scenes. “I’m excited that I really get to show off what I can do,” Farley said. “I love that we’re doing something different.” The show also runs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 20; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21 in the Highlands High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available at

Principals, teachers and other educators in Campbell County Schools are taking “walks” through other district schools to offer suggestions and see what they can learn. The “Learning Walks” initiative encourages people to get out of their own buildings and see what’s happening in other schools and classrooms, said Shelli Wilson, associate superintendent for the district. Principals and district leaders have been participating in the initiative longer, but now teachers get to go to other schools too, Wilson said. The initiative also involves all directors, staff developers and administrators. “It’s a ‘Best Practice’ clearly for school improvement,” she said. According to an internal district newsletter, the walk initiative is to “provide the opportunity to see how district level initiatives and support are translated into the classroom and to view the impact upon teachers and students.” So far more than 500 walkthroughs have been completed, according to the newsletter. Grant’s Lick Elementary Principal Amy Razor has been on both sides of the project as a person who has visited the middle school, and a principal who was visited by a team of about 15 of her district peers in January. “We talk about professional learning communities and working together to reach kids,” Razor said.

Crafters to help create school scholarship fund By Amanda Joering Alley

Choreographer Amy Burgess (right) teaches moves to students who are playing flowers in the show.


Razor said elementary staff are often visiting high school and middle school levels and viceversa. “We get the big picture of what the world looks like at a different level,” she said. “We all know our own worlds very well.” Part of what makes the initiative work is everyone starts from a level of trust that the team visiting a school will provide constructive feedback because their goals are the same, she said. The visits forces teachers and principal to step out of their comfort zone and consider new ideas and angles. “I think it ignites your spark, and it confirms the way you are doing things,” Razor said. Razor said one thing the initiative revealed is how some classrooms and schools use a single learning target posted before a lesson for the students to see. But, others post the learning targets for the entire day for the students. It sparked a discussion of how each approach might work well for different students. “It’s having that discussion of what are the ways kids learn, and how can we make this better,” she said. Before Razor became a principal, she had previously been a staff developer for the district and traveled to each elementary school in the district to work with teachers on model classroom lessons and professional development. “I saw different styles of teaching and population, that’s how you learn,” she said.

The Catholic Order of Foresters are pulling together to help out parents who recently had to start paying tuition for their children to attend St. Catherine of Siena School. Last year the school, which has historically been a stewardship school funded by the parish, began charging tuition. “The foresters thought the scholarships would be a small way that they can give back to their members,” said Sue Ann Freeman, a parent and volunteer at the school. “Forester members will be able

to apply for the scholarship.” Freeman said since the scholarship is new, how they will be awarded is yet to be determined. To raise money for the fund, the St. Catherine foresters are hosting a Spring Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at St. Catherine of Siena School, 1803 N. Fort Thomas Ave. “We are hoping to get a variety of crafters,” Freeman said. “Since this is the first year we are hoping that any and all crafters are interested in participating and showing their items.” Booths, which consist of a 10foot space, are available for $25. Interested crafters can call Margie Schnelle at 409-9909.

Catholic schools share ‘Dividends for Life’ week with smiles By Chris Mayhew

The celebratory air of area Catholic schools’ events like free morning drive-up doughnuts for parents and teacher vs. student volleyball games underscore how Catholic schools, students and parents believe they’re part of a unique educational environment. The theme for Catholic Schools Week in 2010, Jan. 31- Feb. 6, was “Dividends for Life” and highlighted the values of “faith, knowledge, discipline and morals.” “Of course our faith is our purpose for being here,” said Melissa Holzmacher, principal of St. Joseph School in Cold Spring.

“Those are the values, the things that we’re working on a daily basis, as all of our Catholic schools will be doing.” Each day during the week, the school takes the opportunity to show appreciation for a different part of its community, including days for the students, parents, teachers and staff. St. Joseph’s celebration culminates with a gym full of screaming, rooting students, parents and teachers for the annual eighth grade vs. teachers volleyball match. This year, the teachers bested the students two games to one, with the final tie-breaking game ending in a score of teachers 15 and students 8. Carrie Hamberg, a parent of

one of the eighth-grade student volleyball players, was busy snapping photos from the stands and rooting. Hamberg said in addition to a child in eighth grade, she has another that is in fourth grade at St. Joseph, and a child who graduated the school and is in 10th grade at Bishop Brossart High School. She’s been a volunteer at the school for 11 years. “I like the community and sense of family,” Hamberg said. “Everybody feels like it’s one big family.” For parent appreciation day the school handed out coffee and doughnuts curbside to parents dropping their children off at the start of school, said Sister Dolores

Gohs, C.D.P., principal. The idea was to do something for the parents so they didn’t have to come to an evening event, Gohs said. There was an out-of-uniform day for students Thursday, and Friday was a special teacher appreciation day and Mass for teachers, staff and volunteers organized completely by the students, she said. Gohs said although her school, located directly off Ky. 8 in the Ohio River town of Melbourne, is small, there is smart board technology in each classroom and a new computer lab for students. “Because we are so small, one of our big advantages is there is a real family atmosphere,” she said. There are advantages to being

small including students getting more computer lab time, Gohs said. “Even with sports they get more playing time, they don’t sit on the bench a lot,” she said. Teachers are very familiar with family situations too, but what makes the school wonderful is the parent involvement, Gohs said. Many parents volunteer, including parent electricians who volunteer their expertise to maintain the school, she said. The school uses the week to say thanks to everyone involved, Gohs said. “It’s really a national celebration,” she said. “And I think it really does focus on our schools, and it focuses on the quality of the education that we have.”



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The Bishop Brossart High School is conducting a Men’s Stag at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, at Hegenauer Hall, at the high school, 4 Grove Street, Alexandria. Cost is $15, and includes food and refreshments. Proceeds benefit Bishop Brossart athletics.

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First regional title super for Schutte By James Weber

This week in basketball

• Newport High School girls lost to Grant County 5626, Feb. 1. Newport’s topscorer was Alysa Wilfong with 10 points, including one three-pointer. • Dayton High School girls beat Silver Grove High School 69-38, Feb. 1. Dayton’s top-scorer was C.C. Centers with 14. Silver Grove’s top-scorer was Amber Fancher with 18 points. • Seven Hills boys beat Highlands High School 52-43, Feb. 2. Highlands’ top-scorer was Cory Dill with 11 points. • Campbell County High School boys beat Conner 6455 in overtime, Feb. 2. Campbell’s top-scorer was Greg Geiman with 17 points. • Dayton girls beat Silver Grove 76-48, Feb. 2. Dayton’s top-scorer was Tyler Lovell with 19 points, including three 3-pointers. Silver Grove’s top-scorer was Travis Baumann with 19 points. • Beechwood High School boys beat Bellevue High School 68-42, Feb. 2. Bellevue’s top-scorer was Alex Hegge with 11 points, including three 3-pointers. • Newport boys beat Augusta High School 88-52, Feb. 2. Newport’s top-scorer was Casey McDaniel with 15 points, including one threepointer. • Bishop Brossart High School boys beat Harrison County 61-35, Feb. 2. Brossart’s top-scorer was Jacob Rieger with 27 points, including two three-pointers. • Dayton boys beat Silver Grove 76-48, Feb. 2. Dayton’s top-scorer was Tyler Lovell with 19 points, including three 3-pointers. Silver Grove’s top-scorer was Travis Baumann with 19 points. • Newport Central Catholic High School girls beat Lloyd High school 6322, Feb. 2. NCC’s top-scorer was Kohls with 12 points, including one three-pointer. • Campbell County girls beat Cooper High School 7246, Feb. 2. Campbell’s topscorer was Kelsey Miller with 24 points, including one three-pointer. • Campbell County boys beat Cooper High School 5042, Feb. 3. Campbell’s topscorer was Greg Geiman with 22 points. • Bishop Brossart boys beat Lloyd High School 6532, Feb. 3. Brossart’s topscorer was Jordan Armstrong with 14 points, including two three-pointers. • Newport Central Catholic boys beat St. Henry High School 73-43, Feb. 3. NCC’s top-scorer was Jake Geisler with 20 points. • Silver Grove boys beat Ludlow High School 63-50, Feb. 4. Silver Grove’s topscorer was Travis Baumann with 21 points. • Newport girls lost to Cincinnati Christian 62-39, Feb. 4. Newport’s top-scorer was Margaret Faison with 10 points, including one threepointer. • Villa Madonna girls beat Bellevue 65-50, Feb. 4. Bellevue’s top-scorer was Megan Arnzen with 17 points, including one three-pointer. • Silver Grove boys beat Oneida Baptist 78-61, Feb. 6, in the We Burn Coal Classic Championship. Silver Grove’s top-scorer was Ryan Vogel with 19 points

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Campbell County freshman Matt Dreyer swims in the preliminaries of the regional butterfly race Feb. 3 at Scott.


Team: Notre Dame (NDA) 339, Beechwood (BEE) 245, Ryle 200, Highlands (HGH) 158, Cooper (COOP) 84, St. Henry (STH) 76, Dixie Heights (DIX) 70, Russell 41, Campbell County (CAMP) 36, Rowan Co. 35, Boone Co. (BC) 24. 200 medley relay: 1. NDA, 2. BEE, 3. RYLE, 4. HGH, 5. COOP, 6. STH. 200 free: 1. Molly Hinken (NDA), 2. Katie Eichinger (Ryle), 3. Tully Bradford (NDA), 4. Hiromi Holt (NDA), 5. Madelyn Mescher (BEE), 6. Brenna Walters (C. Latin). 200 IM: 1. Ellen Williamson (NDA), 2. Brooke Schutte (HGH), 3. Mallory Meier (BEE), 4. Maggie Bushelman (BEE), 5. Sarah Truskot (Ryle), 6. Allison Poweleit (DIX). 50 free: 1. Mary Bank (Ryle), 2. Caitlyn Forman (NDA), 3. Annie Davies (BEE), 4. Mackenzie Margroum (NDA), 5. Kirsten Larson (Calvary), 6. Natalie Schultz (HGH). Diving: 1. Meredith Brownell (Ryle), 2. Carly Scheper (NDA), 3. Carly Hill (HGH), 4. Hannah Pohlabeln (NDA), 5. Madison Rylee (BEE), 6. Katie Mauntel (STH). 100 butterfly: 1. Ellen Williamson (NDA), 2. Mallory Meier (BEE), 3. Julia Johnson (NDA), 4. Sarah Truskot (Ryle), 5. Taylor Piatt (Ryle), 6. Maggie Bushelman (BEE). 100 freestyle: 1. Krissie Brandenburg (BEE), 2. Mary Bank (Ryle), 3. Mackenzie Margroum (NDA), 4. Gracie Lynne (HGH), 5. Tully Bradford (NDA), 6. Madelyn Mescher (BEE). 500 free: 1. Molly Hinken (NDA), 2. Katie Eichinger (Ryle), 3. Hiromi Holt (NDA), 4. Melissa Thurman (BEE), 5. Natalie Lawson (NDA), 6. Maddie Heist (BEE). 200 free relay: 1. NDA, 2. BEE, 3. HGH, 4. Cooper, 5. Ryle, 6. STH. 100 backstroke: 1. Caitlyn Forman (NDA), 2. Krissie Brandenburg (BEE), 3. Gracie Lynne (HGH), 4. Julia Johnson (NDA), 6. Ashley Schenck (STH). 100 breaststroke: 1. Brooke Schutte (HGH), 2. Melissa Thurman (BEE), 3. Annie Davies (BEE), 4. Natalie Law-

son (NDA), 6. Rebecca Freihofer (STH). 400 free relay: 1. NDA, 2. Ryle, 3. BEE, 4. Cooper, 5. Dixie.


Team: 1. CovCath (CCH) 256, 2. Beechwood 221, 3. Scott 164.5, 4. Dixie 157, 5. Highlands 135, 6. Ryle 110. 200 medley relay: 1. BEE, 2. SCT, 3. DIX, 4. CCH, 5. HGH, 6. Ryle. 200 free: 1. Conner Downard (HGH), 2. John Eubanks (BEE), 3. Cole Garriott (DIX), 5. Lemar Linton (CCH), 6. Joey Koogler (CON). 200 IM: 1. Shane Coltharp (BEE), 2. Max Williamson (CCH), 4. Tyler Groneck (SCT), 5. Spencer Franzoi (DIX), 6. Stephen McMurtry (C. Latin). 50 free: 1. Robby Walsh (CCH), 2. Ethan Reynolds (SCT), 3. Phillip Englert (HGH), 4. David O’Hare (BEE), 5. Michael Sherrard (SCT), 6. Brian Baxter (CCH). Diving: 1. Justin Youtsey (BEE), 2. Logan Stevens (SCT), 3. Bailey Harrison (DIX), 4. Evan Duckworth (HGH), 5. Kevin Baker (BEE), 6. Derek Mannis (CCH). 100 butterfly: 1. Robby Walsh (CCH), 2. Michael Miller (BEE), 3. Norman Klein (DIX), 4. Hunter Pasek (CCH), 5. Stephen McMurtry (CLAT), 6. Evan Dulaney (DIX). 100 free: 2. Ethan Reynolds (SCT), 4. Phillp Englert (HGH), 5. David O’Hare (BEE). 500 free: 1. Shane Coltharp (BEE), 2. Cole Garriott (DIX), 3. Conner Downard (HGH), 4. Michael Miller (BEE), 5. Evan Dulaney (DIX), 6. Sam Mullen (CCH). 200 free relay: 1. CCH, 2. SCT, 3. HGH, 4. Ryle, 5. CLAT. 100 back: 1. Max Williamson (CCH), 2. John Eubanks (BEE), 3. Sam Mullen (CCH), 4. Brian Baxter (CCH), 5. TJ Albright (Ryle), 6. Christopher Schoettker (Dixie). 100 breaststroke: 1. Tyler Groneck (SCT), 2. Spencer Franzoi (DIX), 3. Louis Rodgers (STH), 5. Matthew Stark (CCH), 6. Luke Freihofer (STH). 400 free relay: 1. CCH, 2. BEE, 3. DIX, 4. SCT, 6. Ryle.

On a momentous Super Bowl Sunday, Brooke Schutte grabbed a super win of her own. The Highlands High School senior won the Region 4 championship, her first ever, in the 100-yard breaststroke Feb. 7 at Scott High School. Because of weekend snow, the race occurred during the first half of the Super Bowl football game. But it didn’t dampen Schutte’s enthusiasm for her big win. “It was good to finally get it senior year,” she said. “I’ve gotten second and third the past couple of years. I knew I had to get out fast and get the lead right away, then I just wanted to hold on at the end.” Schutte, who also finished second in the 200 individual medley, automatically qualified for this weekend’s state meet in both events. The top two finishers in each event plus the next best 14 times statewide advance. “I told her, you’re a senior, make a statement. You’re going out as a winner,” Highlands head coach Nancy Barre said. “She went out and did

just that.” Sophomore Conner Downard won the boys’ 200yard freestyle and was third in the 500 free. “It was a very exciting race,” Barre said. “The top four were within a second of each other. He’s shorter than the other guys, so on every turn he had to make up the difference.” Several Bluebirds won top-six medals and have strong chances of earning state berths. At-large qualifiers were not released at press time. Natalie Schultz was sixth in the 50 free. Carly Hill was third and diving. Gracie Lynne was fourth in the 100 free and third in the 100 back. Phillip Englert finished third in the 50 free and should qualify for state. Evan Duckworth was fourth in diving. Both genders finished top-five in the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay. “We’ll be taking down kids with some experience and some new kids,” Barre said. “Overall, even though point-wise we’re not at the top like some years, we had some real quality swims. The kids were very pleased with themselves and so was I.”


Highlands junior Bennett Paradis swims in the preliminaries of the 50 freestyle Feb. 3 at Scott.

NewCath names former standout as coach By James Weber


Lonneman signs with UK

Allie Lonneman of Cold Spring signed to play soccer with the University of Kentucky. She is a senior at Newport Central Catholic High School and a member of the Kentucky Olympic Development Team. Lonneman plays club for coach Mandy Green on the KSA U18 Elite and helped lead KSA U18 Elite to the Kentucky State Cup finals. An all-state performer, Lonneman was named to the Kentucky Senior All-Star team and the Kentucky All State Academic Team. She was NCC’s defensive MVP and helped lead the Thoroughbreds to three district championships as well as two All “A” state titles.

Newport Central Catholic tapped into its past and present to lead the football program into the future. NCC has named Eddie Eviston, 30, as its second head coach in 44 years. He replaces Bob Schneider, who retired last month with a state record 345 wins. “I’m excited,” Eviston said. “I feel blessed to have the opportunity to continue to build on the great tradition this school has always had.” Eviston, a 1997 graduate of NewCath, has been an assistant coach at NCC since 2006. He joined the school’s development staff in 2006, as well, working on the school’s recent capital campaign. That followed an outstanding playing career. He played three sports at NewCath and went on to play quarterback at Georgetown College. At Georgetown, he won two NAIA national championships and was a three-time national player of the year. He then had brief stints in professional football, winning a league championship with the Lexington Horsemen in arena football. “He’s going to do a great job with us,” NCC junior


New Newport Central Catholic head football coach Eddie Eviston joins returning NewCath players, from left, Chris Kelly, Jack Gruenschlaeger, Kyle Tallon, Jake Cain, Brennan Daunt. Jake Cain said. “I started out at quarterback and enjoyed having him as a coach. I’m really excited.” NCC interviewed Eviston and two other assistants. “The big question was do we open it up or do we not?” said NCC Athletic Director Rob Detzel. “This may be a top-five job in the state or at least top-10, so you want to get the best coach. After talking to the assistants and evaluating everything, we felt that the best candidates were inhouse. We had three guys who we felt were very capable. “We’ve seen (Eviston) work within the building

and saw what he was doing with the development program, how organized he was. We were sold.” Eviston said he has learned a lot about offense over the years from his various teams. He doesn’t expect to change much, keeping the continuity the program had under Schneider. “The best thing about him is these young men are men,” Eviston said. “He really develops them into men. I definitely want to take those things he has done for so many former players and continue to do that for current and future players.”

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Camels rested entering regional meet

By James Weber

healthy this time of year, but I don’t think anybody is. We’ll have our full lineup in.” The Camels enter this weekend’s regional ranked third in the state and second in the region behind Ryle (No. 1 in the state). The tourney starts 6:30 p.m. Friday at Simon Kenton and continues 10 a.m. Saturday. The top four wrestlers in each weight class will advance to the state meet Feb. 18-20 in Frankfort. Senior Korey Shotwell is the top Campbell wrestler, currently ranked No. 1 in the state at 145 pounds in the latest coaches’ rankings (Jan. 25). Garth Yenter (103), Jake Lee (160) and Nathan Ilg (189) are ranked sec-

The Campbell County High School wrestling team will enter this weekend’s Region 6 tournament without having an official match in three weeks. But that is not a concern to veteran head coach Mike Bankemper. Because of the recent snowy weather, most of the state hasn’t wrestled, either. Campbell County had a scheduled off week from competition last week, and the state duals tournament, which invited two teams from each region, was cancelled Jan. 31. “We needed a breather,” Bankemper said. “We’re not completely

ond. John Hale (135) is ranked fourth and Mason Franck (285) sixth. Barring a midweek injury, the other Camel starters are Sean Fausz (112), Zach Fryer (119), Corbin Woods (125), Paul Hamilton (130), Eric Spahr (140), Daniel Zink (152), Colin Friedly (171) and Dakota Key (215). Bankemper said while snow was likely to upset the team’s practice schedule this week, the depth of the program is keeping the Camels sharp. “Our kids have 57 matches this year,” he said. “Our practices are very good. It’s a very competitive room. The mental part of it may be stale in the first match at regional, but we’re all in a similar boat.”


Key conference win

Northern Kentucky University senior guard Rachel Lantry (Holy Cross) looks for an opening during NKU’s win over Missouri S&T Feb. 6. NKU improved to 17-6 and 11-3 in league play.

Campbell soccer seniors sign with colleges By James Weber


Bluebirds fall to Bulldogs

Highlands center Jack Stewart goes up with a shot during the Highlands’ 69-58 home loss Feb. 5 against Holmes.

District hoops seeding nears conclusion Here is updated information on local district hoops races: 35th boys: Holmes 3-0, CovCath 2-1, Holy Cross 1-2, Beechwood 0-3. Semifinal matchups (Feb. 24): Holmes vs. Beechwood, Cov Cath vs. Holy Cross. 35th girls: Notre Dame 3-0, Holmes 2-1, Holy Cross 1-2, Beechwood 0-3. Semifinal matchups: NDA vs. Beechwood, Holmes vs. HC. 36th boys (unseeded, random draw tourney): Newport 2-1, Dayton 2-1, Highlands 1-1, NewCath 1-1 Bellevue 0-2. Semifinal matchups: Bellevue vs. Newport, Highlands vs. NewCath/Dayton. 36th girls (unseeded, random draw tourney): NewCath 2-0, Day-

ton 3-2, Bellevue 2-1, Highlands 11, Newport 0-4. Feb. 9, NewCath at Newport. Semifinal matchups: Bellevue vs. Newport, Highlands vs. NewCath/Dayton. 37th boys: Brossart 4-0, Scott 3-1, Campbell 2-2, Silver Grove 03, Calvary 0-3. Feb. 12, Silver Grove at Calvary. Semifinal matchups (Feb. 24): Scott vs. Campbell, Brossart vs. SG/Calvary. 37th girls: Brossart 3-1, Scott 3-1, Campbell County 3-1, Calvary 1-3, Silver Grove 0-4. Feb. 12, Calvary at Silver Grove. Semifinal matchups (Feb. 25): Brossart vs. Campbell, Scott vs. SG/Calvary.



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The girls’ soccer program at Campbell County High School has never had a Division I college player, according to the memory of long-time coach and Athletic Director Bob Jones. That changed Feb. 3, when senior Anne Marie Dumaine committed to Xavier University in Cincinnati. Teammate Amy Neltner signed with Division II Tusculum College in Tennessee. “I’ve always wanted to play Division I since I was little,” Dumaine said. “I really liked the campus and the atmosphere. I didn’t want to go too far away, but it’s far enough away that it’s a new experience.” Dumaine was the Northern Kentucky Defensive Player of the Year last season, anchoring a Camel defense that allowed just eight goals all season while going 11-3-3. Dumaine scored five goals as well, but really enjoys making a strong defensive play to clear the


Campbell County’s Anne Marie Dumaine signed her letter of intent Feb. 3 to play soccer for Xavier University. From left, mother, Pam, brother, Michael, Anne Marie and father, Tom.


Campbell County senior Amy Neltner signs Feb. 3 to play soccer for Tusculum. From left are father, Jim, Amy and mother, Lisa. ball out of trouble. “I’ve always been an aggressive player,” she said. “When it happens, you

don’t think about it, but you get a rush when you clear the ball and the fans cheer.” Dumaine is ranked sixth

in Campbell’s Class of 2010, has an ACT score of 33, and plans to major in biology. She joins her older sister Jennie (Hanover) in the college ranks. Neltner was second on the team last year in goals with 12. “It’s a small school. The student body is smaller than here,” she said. “The team seemed to warm up to me.” Neltner plans to major in pre-pharmacy. Head coach Dave Morris, entering his fourth season this fall, was proud of his two seniors. “(Dumaine) has won more awards than any player in this program,” he said. “(Neltner) has more fun playing soccer than anyone I’ve ever coached. She loves to play the game. They have been critical to the turnaround of this program. They deserve all the credit. Anne Marie anchors the defense and Amy anchors the offense.” Added Neltner: “Dave did a great job with this program. It’s totally turned around.”

Moving on

Highlands football players who signed letters of intent to play college ball include, from left: Austin Collinsworth (Notre Dame), John Drennen (Charleston), Tyler Grubbs (Miami of Ohio) and Will Bardo (Dayton). Head coach Dale Mueller (right) talked about each recruit Feb. 3. MICHAEL E. KEATING/STAFF

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Taxpayer respect: A new direction Taxpayer respect: A new direction As I talk with people on the campaign trail across Campbell County, many voters want to know why I am running for judge-executive. The main reason I am running for this office is so our county government heads in a new direction that serves people, not the politicians. More specifically, I want to change the way our county leadership spends our tax dollars. It has become routine for the county to tax our family checkbook more and more each year. For example, the property tax has increased several times in the last 11 years compounding to an increase of 54 percent more in 2010, than what we were paying just over a decade ago. Such an increase is no way to govern at first glance, so one would hope that the windfall of tax dollars at the county's disposal would be spent on growing our local economy and improving the quality of life in Campbell County. But in reality, our leaders are spending the money on things like a new county administration building and a clock tower. This kind of cavalier behavior is happening in other parts of government as well. Congress is also spending money at record pace right now with dubious results. At the state level, the recent abuses by the Kentucky Associations of Counties (KACo) and the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) cry out for reform. When government spends money on itself before it spends money in our communities, it hurts businesses and families that are struggling to make ends meet in a shaky economy. If I were elected judge-executive, I would look to do the same with less. My goal is to apply the same

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budget cutting techniques as we do in business and as I have done in the public sector. I will look to every department and service for further reductions. I will also look at areas to consolidate such as Sheriff's office and County Police, Housing Authorities, and potential inter-

county services. We must bring back a proper respect for the taxpayer dollar. As much as this culture of overspending taxpayer money is an institutional problem across government, it won't just take budget cuts from within. It will also take leadership from our top officials to change this cut, putting words to action. That is why if I am elected to judge-executive, I will not accept a pay increase during my first term in office. With the economy in the current state that it's in, not many of us are getting raises, while some are not even getting paychecks. To accept more money from the public coffers as some of our county leaders have would be reckless and irresponsible. Just as increasing your tax burden in these tough economic times would be reckless and irresponsible. In the coming months, I will present more ideas on how we can build a prosperous future for Campbell County, streamline government services, and protect the rights of all Campbell County residents if I am elected. Kevin Sell is a Republican candidate running for Campbell County judgeexecutive.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

What is the best thing the president and Congress can do to reduce unemployment? “Give substantial tax cuts to existing and start-up businesses to free up capital to expand and hire more workers. Any jobs given by the government will either be a temporary fix or, worse, will be a permanent growth of government requiring more and more taxes from businesses and individuals, which will, in turn, stunt economic growth even further...a vicious cycle. Jobs provided by existing private businesses and individuals starting new businesses have a greater chance of being long lasting and economy-boosting.” J.K.T.

“Cut taxes and get the government out of private business.” M.C. “Remove barriers to employment imposed by federal regulation. Provide tax breaks for businesses to expand their employee base.” G.G. “The best thing the president can do to reduce unemployment is to resign. His radical policies are job-killers. The incompetence of this president and his administration is staggering. They don’t understand or care that govern-

In the bag

Fourth-graders at St. Mary School participated in a contest sponsored by Kroger. The students were asked to decorate a paper grocery bag in honor of an African American who has inspired them. In this photo Maddy Siry works on her bag.


Feb. 2, Gregory Combs from Kroger presented the winners with a special certificate and Kroger gift card. The bags are being displayed in the lobby of Crossroad's Kroger. Shown: Combs with first place winner Crosby Sharp, second place winner Jessie Hehn, and third place winner Taylor Wagner.


Luke Flood works on his grocery bags featuring Wesley Brown.

Next question: At which Winter Olympic sport do you wish you could excel? Which Winter Olympics sports do you like to watch?

Power of attorney in Kentucky

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A while ago, the Kentucky Court of Appeals issued an opinion dealing with some issues related to Power of Attorneys which I thought may be helpful to discuss in this article. In the case mentioned above, an elderly man gave his nephew a general power of attorney authorizing the nephew to handle all of his affairs, to pay bills, endorse checks, dispose of property, etc. The elderly man appointed a friend as Executor in his Will. After the elderly man died, the friend/Executor filed suit against the nephew Power of Attorney claiming that the nephew had wrongfully made gifts from funds of the elderly man to the nephew and a niece. The nephew had used funds of his elderly uncle to pay personal credit card bills of approximately $3,000 and had paid off the niece's mortgage in the approximate amount of $12,500. The elderly man had been living with the niece for about two years prior to his death. The nephew claimed that his uncle agreed to the payments mentioned above, but had nothing in writing to that affect and also filed a claim against the estate of

ment is the problem – not the solution.” W.E.S. “The best approach our present Congress and administration should take in order to reduce unemployment, is to get out of the way of our capitalist society. Reduce payroll taxes, which will enable employers to invest in both their businesses and employ new workers. Not to mention dropping both universal health care, along with the ‘cap and tax’ referendums, which will just continue the downhill spiral of unemployment. By bringing back conservative Reaganism ideals, our economy will begin to flourish once again.” Steve Froehle, Burlington “How do we reduce unemployment? Well let’s see, over 14 million Americans unemployed according to the latest reports from the DLS, and an estimated 12 million people here illegaly. You do the math.” Zog

his uncle to try to get a fee for his services as Power of Attorney. The Court of Appeals refused to allow a fee to the nephew as Power of Attorney James A. without any proof Daley of an agreement for such compenCommunity sation. The Court Recorder of Appeals also guest ruled that it was columnist up to a jury to decide whether the elderly uncle had in fact agreed to the various payment of credit card and mortgage debts for the nephew and niece. The authority granted under any Power of Attorney will vary depending upon the exact language used. However, a General Power of Attorney usually grants someone else authority to handle all matters as if the person granting the Power of Attorney were conducting the business himself. A Power of Attorney is required to deal with the property of the other person using the utmost good faith to handle matters for the best

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interests of the person granting the Power of Attorney. The person given the Power of Attorney is not required to use any of his own funds or assets for the other person, but merely to deal with the other persons property in that person's best interests. If there is to be any use of the funds for the personal debts of the person appointed or others, such as the niece and nephew mentioned above, there should be authority to do such in writing signed by the person granting the Power of Attorney. Furthermore, if the person performing the duties as Power of Attorney is to be paid a fee for rendering those services, then there should be something in writing to that affect signed by the one who has appointed the other person as Power of Attorney. I hope this information is interesting and helpful. If you have any topics you would like to have covered in this column, please mail to me at 331 York Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071 or fax to me at 491-5932 or e-mail our office at James A. Daley is the Campbell County Attorney.



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Bellevue High School teacher Janet O’Neill is nominated for National Citizenship Education Teacher Award.

Bellevue teacher nominated for National Citizenship Education Teacher Award For 15 years, teacher Janet O’Neill has been serving as a role model for students at Bellevue High School. Teaching various grade levels classes ranging from U.S. history to integrated social studies, O’Neill has spent her time with students encouraging them to be good citizens and lifelong learners, said Judy Klopp, a guidance counselor at the school. “(O’Neill) is always positive and reflects a very positive attitude to our students,” Klopp said. “We are very fortunate to have Janet O’Neill on our staff working with our students.” After the school’s Principal Colonel Mike Wills nominated O’Neill locally for the National Citizenship Teacher Award through the Veterans of Foreign Wars late last year, she was selected for the national award contest at the VFW national headquarters. O’Neill said she expects

that the winners of the national contest will be announced in the next couple months. “I didn’t expect it, but it feels nice to be nominated and even more surprising to be selected,” O’Neill said. “I would also like to thank the students and staff of Bellevue High School because they helped make me a successful teacher.” O’Neill said she likes teaching social studies and history and getting to share stories about the past with her students. O’Neill said she also likes the small school setting that Bellevue offers. “For many of the kids I teach them when they are freshman in integrated social studies and then again when they are juniors in U.S. history,” O’Neill said. “I am able to establish and build relationships, and it is neat to see them grow up into young adults.” -Reported by Amanda Joering Alley


Valentine’s Dance

The Chick-fil-A in Florence will have its Valentine’s Day Dinner Feb. 13 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The fast-food restaurant will feature candlelit dinners with a special m e n u , w h i c h includes soup or salad, entree, drink and dessert for $20 a couple. There will also be a violinist, table service and red roses. The dinner benefits the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky. Chick-fil-A is located at 4980 Houston Road.

By Paul McKibben

In honor of Presidents Day, The Community Recorder is offering a presidential trivia quiz. Answers can be found on page B5. No peeking! 1. What president was the first to live in the White House? A. George Washington B. John Adams C. Thomas Jefferson

Take your Valentine out dancing at the Mary Queen of Heaven Church’s holiday event Feb. 13 from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The cost is $50 per couple and includes hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, soft drinks and dessert. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $40 per couple. Music will be available by request from DJ Butler’s Music. Call 586-1332. The church is at 1150 Donaldson Highway.

Candlelit dinner

Test your knowledge of presidential trivia 2. Alben Barkley, President Harry Truman’s vice president, is from what state? One bonus point if you can name his hometown and another bonus point if you can name what present day county it is in. A. Ohio B. Missouri C. Kentucky

Dinner, entertainment

Comedian Alex Reymundo (pictured) will perform at a special Valentine’s Dinner Show at the Funny Bone Comedy Club in Newport Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. The cost is $40 and includes the show, dinner with bread, tossed or Caesar salad, four-bean salad, vegetable medley, potatoes, dessert and your choice of prime rib, roasted turkey breast or cheese-stuffed shells with marinara. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 957-2000. Visit

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3. Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland, is named after whom? A. David Frost B. David Eisenhower C. King David of Israel 4. President Barack Obama is the 44th man to serve as president. A. True B. False 5. What president’s tomb is in the Hamilton County, Ohio, community of North Bend? A. William Henry Harrison B. Ulysses S. Grant C. James Garfield 6. What president’s house is located at 2038 Auburn Ave. in Cincinnati? A. William McKinley B. Rutherford B. Hayes C. William Howard Taft 7. Which first lady was involved the national “just say no” anti-drug

campaign for youth? A. Nancy Reagan B. Pat Nixon C. Lady Bird Johnson

8. How are President Theodore Roosevelt and President Franklin D. Roosevelt related? A. Grandfather-grandson B. Fifth cousins C. First cousins 9. Who is the actor who played President Richard Nixon in the 2008 film “Frost/Nixon” that was nominated for five Academy Awards? A. Frank Langella B. Michael Sheen C. Dan Aykroyd 10. President Abraham Lincoln was born in which Kentucky county? A. Hart County B. Hardin County C. Grayson County 11. What president’s second secretary of state was the first woman to serve as secretary of state? A. Barack Obama B. George W. Bush C. Bill Clinton 12. Who is the only president who never married? A. Chester A. Arthur B. James Buchanan C. Franklin Pierce 13. Who are the two father-son president combos? A. William Henry Harrison-Benjamin Harrison and George H.W. Bush-George W. Bush B. John Adams-John Quincy Adams and George H.W. Bush-George W. Bush 14. What president created the Peace Corps? A. John F. Kennedy

B. Lyndon B. Johnson C. Franklin Roosevelt

15. The vice president’s official residence is located on the grounds of what in the Washington, D.C., area? A. Georgetown University B. Arlington National Cemetery C. U.S. Naval Observatory 16. What president played football for the University of Michigan? A. Gerald Ford B. Lyndon B. Johnson C. John F. Kennedy 17. True of false. Air Force One is the name of a specific airplane. A. True B. False 18. What presidents died on July 4, 1826, the nation’s 50th birthday? A. George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson B. George Washington and James Madison C. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson 19. The first televised presidential debate occurred between which two candidates? A. Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson in 1956 B. Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy in 1960 C. Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford in 1976 20. Who was the first president while in office to travel outside of the United States? A. Theodore Roosevelt B. Franklin Roosevelt C. Woodrow Wilson 21. How many rooms are at the White House? A. 132 B. 204 C. 158


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Elegant Variations, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Eva G. Farris Gallery at Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Mixed media/collage to design-inspired pieces by Cincinnati artist Jennifer Feld. Exhibition continues through March 13. Free. 513-460-1844; Crestview Hills.


Rise Up Haiti, 7:15 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Doors open 6:45 p.m. Features music and photography exhibition with images of Haitian child slaves. Includes silent auction and music by Ric Hordinski, Me or the Moon, Kim Taylor and Rob Fetters. Photography by Jonathan Willis. Benefits Jean Cadet Restavek Foundation. $15. Reservations required. 491-2030; Covington.


Ricky Nye Inc. 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Chez Nora, 530 Main St. 491-8027. Covington. Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, 9 p.m. Doors open 8 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Parlour. $10, $8 advance. 4312201; Newport.


Mokka Mardis Gras, 9:30 p.m. Mokka and the Sunset Bar and Grill, 500 Monmouth St. With Just Gravy band. 581-3700. Newport.


Lucero, 9 p.m. With Glossary. Doors open 8 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. Ages 18 and up. $15, $13 advance. 431-2201; Newport. The Van-Dells, 7:30 p.m. Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St. Grand Ballroom. Includes dinner buffet 6 p.m. non-alcoholic beverages and show. Rock and Roll Review. $70 stage front, $60 VIP, $50, $40. Reservations required. 491-8000; Newport. Marcy Playground, 7 p.m. With The Flight Station. Mad Hatter, 620 Scott Blvd. Sex and Candy Valentine Show. $10. Presented by Mix 94.1 Radio Station. 291-2233; Covington.

Lunafest rescheduled

The Lunafest screenings have been rescheduled due to bad weather. The new dates and times are: Sunday, Feb. 14, 4:30 p.m. (Social hour and cash bar at 3:30 p.m.) Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. (Social hour and cash bar at 6:30 p.m.) Tickets purchased in advance will be honored on the new dates. Feb. 9 tickets purchased on the Internet will be transferred to Sunday, Feb. 14, and Wednesday, Feb. 10 tickets will be transferred to Wednesday, Feb 17. To switch dates, e-mail Location is the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center. For tickets, visit


Alex Reymundo, 8 p.m. $17. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Member of The Original Latin Kings of Comedy. Ages 21 and up. 957-2000; Newport.


Shadowbox After Dark, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Comedy sketches and music by BillWho? Dedicated to love, relationships and all the fun between the sheets. $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. Through March 13. 581-7625; Newport. The Miracle Worker, 8 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St. Based on the true-life story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan. $17. Presented by Footlighters Inc. Through Feb. 27. 513-474-8711. Newport.


Costume Sale, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Costume Gallery, 638 Monmouth St. Complete sets or pieces. Costumes from Prehistoric to Military. Clearing out petticoats and nightwear. 6559419. Newport.


JAMfest Dance Super Nationals, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd. Dance only competition. Teams from across the country compete to win in their respective divisions. Free spectators. Presented by JAMfest. Through Feb. 14. 1-866-526-3378; Covington. Murder Mystery at the Juice Joint Mafia Style, 8 p.m.-midnight, Carnegie Events Center and Museum, 401 Monmouth St. Grand Ball Room. Interactive murder mystery based in roaring 20’s. Call and reserve character. Ages 21 and up. $25. Reservations required. 630-1053; Newport. S A T U R D A Y, F E B . 1 3

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Valentine’s Day Dance, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Mary Queen of Heaven Church, 1150 Donaldson Highway, Fr. John McGuire Center. Includes hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, soft drinks and dessert. Music by DJ Butler’s Music by Request. Couples $50; $40 advance. Reservations recommended. 5861332. Valentine’s Day Dinner, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Chickfil-A Florence, 4980 Houston Road, Candlelit dinner with special menu including soup or salad, entree, drink and dessert. Music by violinist, table service and red roses for ladies. Benefits Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky. $20 per couple. 393-5282. Florence. George Ramos Loves You: A Valentine’s Nod to a Historical and Local Figure of the Prohibition, 8 p.m.-midnight, York St. Cafe, 738 York St. Night of classic cocktails made by Molly Wellmann and Jeannie Murray and music by SwingTime Big Band. $10. 2619675. Newport.


The Van-Dells, 7:30 p.m. Newport Syndicate, $70 stage front, $60 VIP, $50, $40. Reservations required. 491-8000; Newport.



Valentine’s Day Craft Class and Party for Children, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Town and Country Sports and Health Club, 1018 Town Drive, Ages 5-12. Includes all supplies. Parents welcome to participate. Sports lounge also available. Ages -. $2. 442-5800; Wilder.


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.


Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. 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.

HOLIDAY - MARDI GRAS Mardi Gras Celebration, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Grande Parade begins 8 p.m. Music by 4th Day Echo. MainStrasse Village, $15 both nights, $10 one night. 491-0458; Covington.

Alex Reymundo Valentine’s Dinner Show, 8 p.m. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Includes dinner with bread, tossed or Caesar salad, four-bean salad, vegetable medley, potatoes, dessert and your choice of prime rib, roasted turkey breast or cheese-stuffed shells with marinara. $40. Reservations required. Through Feb. 14. 957-2000; Newport.


Shadowbox After Dark, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. 5817625; Newport. The Miracle Worker, 8 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, $17. 513-474-8711. Newport.


Taste of Kentucky for Chocolate, Tea and Coffee Lovers, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, 411 E. 10th St. Sampling of Kentucky products including Ruth Hunt Candies, Dixie Dew, Elmwood Inn Fine Teas and coffees from maker’s mark and john Conti. Free. 261-4287. Newport. S U N D A Y, F E B . 1 4


Praise Him, noon, Kroger - Cold Spring, 375 Crossroads Blvd. The Crew performs Black History Month musical revue. Free. Presented by Dance With Me Inc. 572-4920. Cold Spring.


Valentine Party, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Includes magic show and special Valentine craft. Free. Presented by Kenton County Public Library. 962-4002; Erlanger. Valentine’s Day With the Mike Darrah Trio, 7 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. 2612365. Covington.


History Unearthed: Archaeology Speaks, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free for members and ages 2 and under. 491-4003; Covington.


Alex Reymundo Valentine’s Dinner Show, 7:30 p.m. Funny Bone Comedy Club, $40. Reservations required. 957-2000; Newport.


The Miracle Worker, 2 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, $17. 513-474-8711. Newport.


Free Tan Weekend, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Bronze Tanning Salon, Free. 360-7123; Bellevue. Costume Sale, noon-6 p.m. Costume Gallery, 655-9419. Newport. PROVIDED

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park hosts the Rosenthal Next Generation Theatre Series with award-winning puppeteer Hobey Ford at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the playhouse’s Rosenthal Plaza. Ford uses puppets, music and movement to explore the animal kingdom. Tickets are $5, ages 4-18; and $6 for adults. Call 513-421-3888 or visit The performance is for ages 4 and up.


JAMfest Dance Super Nationals, 6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Free spectators. 1-866-5263378; Covington.


It is time again for MainStrasse Village’s annual Mardi Gras celebration. The event will take place Feb. 12 and Feb. 13 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. each night. The festivities begin with the Big Head Parade (pictured) at 8 p.m. Feb. 12. For more information, visit or call 491-0458. M O N D A Y, F E B . 1 5

ART EXHIBITS Salon des Refuses: Northern Kentucky Tri-City Exhibition of Teen Talent, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Art Machine, Free. 750-9226; Newport. Elegant Variations, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Eva G. Farris Gallery at Thomas More College, Free. 513-460-1844; Crestview Hills. LITERARY - STORY TIMES

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport. Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Stories, songs and activities. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Cold Spring. Pajama Story Time, 7 p.m. Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs and activities. Ages 3 and up. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5033. Fort Thomas. Tot Time, 11 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Short stories, games, dancing and baby signing. Ages 18 months2 1/2 years. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Cold Spring.


Kentucky Mammals in Your Backyard, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Highland Cemetery, 2167 Dixie Highway, Karen Bailey of Central Kentucky Wildlife Rehabilitation introduces some of the common and not-so-common mammals found in this area and brings a few animal guests. Free. Registration required. 331-3220; e-mail; Fort Mitchell.

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Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Knights of Columbus, Father DeJaco Council 5220, 11186 Licking Pike, Fish dinners and sandwiches, baked fish, shrimp, fries, cheese pizza, macaroni and cheese, hush puppies, and coleslaw. Carryout available. 635-9863. Alexandria.


Play Art, 4 p.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport.


Toddler Story Time, 11 a.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 572-5033. Fort Thomas. Toddler Story Time, 11 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 781-6166. Cold Spring. Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m. Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 572-5033. Fort Thomas. Toddler Story Time, 9:30 a.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport. Baby Time, 10 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Clap, sing and bounce with your child. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Cold Spring.

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FOOD & DRINK Italian Wines Seminar, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, 90 W. Alexandria Pike, Terence Hughes, proprietor of Italian importer Domenico Selections, introduces his line of Italian wines and gives a brief Italian primer with tastings. Free. Reservations required. E-mail; Fort Thomas. ON STAGE - COMEDY

J. Medicine Hat, 8 p.m. $16. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Hypnotist and comedian. Ages 21 and up. Ages 21 and up. 957-2000; Newport.


Colored Museum, 8 p.m. NKU Corbett Auditorium, Nunn Drive, Play travels through time to different exhibits, each which displays African-American culture and history from slavery in America through nearly recent times. $12, $11 NKU faculty, staff, alumni, $10 ages 60 and up, $8 student. Through Feb. 28. 572-5464; Highland Heights.

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HOLIDAY - MARDI GRAS Fat Tuesday/Fastnacht Celebration, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St. Features the Enzian Dancers with a special Fat Tuesday dance presentation and prizes for best costumes. Special guest, Christian Uhde, the Lord Mayor of Munich, Germany. Food and drink available for purchase. Benefits German American League. Presented by German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 513-574-1741; Newport. LITERARY - STORY TIMES Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 5725033. Fort Thomas. Baby Time, 9:30 a.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Clap, sing and bounce with your child. Birth to age 2. Free. Registration required.. 572-5035. Newport.


Harriet Tubman and the Train to Freedom, 4 p.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Story of amazing woman known as “Moses” comes to life in drama with music. Grades 4 and up. Part of Adventure Club. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 572-5035. Newport.


See “Cinderella” go to the ball at the Cincinnati Ballet’s production Friday, Feb. 12, through Sunday, Feb. 14, at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $25-$80. Call 513-621-5282 or visit Pictured is principal dancer Janessa Touchet as Cinderella.


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We should be wondering as we wander

Why are there so many vivacious children and so many dull adults? Why? Because we live in a world that does not encourage awe and wonder. As a child we were in a constant state of wonder. Each day we were like guests at a smorgasbord. We were constantly touching, tasting, looking and marveling at interesting objects and sounds. Sometimes there were even things that escalated wonder into awe. But gradually wonder and awe gets squeezed out of us. To wonder means to recognize that we were in the presence of mystery. But we have lowered the ceiling to avoid acknowledging anything beyond. And as we become more competent and gain mastery over ourselves and the things around us, wonder diminishes. But might we not ask, “Can’t our competence lead us to more wonder?” The earliest philosophers recognized that philosophy

i t s e l f begins with wonder. And if philosophy is authentic, it will end Father Lou there too. Guntzelman Rabbi A b raham Perspectives Heschel noted that the worst of sins is to take life for granted. Children have not learned to commit that sin. True poets and mystics fight against committing it. Yet we say, “Been there, done that.” How did we slay wonder? The former director of the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies, scientist William G. Pollard, says a chief characteristic of 18thand 19th-century science was a sense of demolishing mystery. Nature’s secrets were being unlocked and hopes arose that eventually one great formula would be

which are seemingly a natural part of childhood, probably because a child hasn’t grown ‘practical’ enough to limit his gaze to what is functional about a thing. ... Such an attentiveness requires an exercise of reverence toward reality, an openness, a zone of interior silence where static won’t jam out the messages of meaning emitted by things.” We work against ourselves when we create our own static that overpowers wonder and mystery. Don’t we mistake an intensely busy life with a meaningfully connected one? Eugene H. Peterson

found to explain everything. “But,” he added, “the great scientists of our century underscore the openness of science. … We find the reintroduction of mystery at a very profound and deep level.” If we are, instead, seduced by the powers of science it leads us to pay attention to only a part of reality – the functional or classifiable part. But we are more than functional and classifiable. We are unique individuals and deeply mysterious. People who are alienated from mystery and wonder are alienated from themselves. If we are oblivious to mystery we diminish ourselves. To try and regain a sense of wonder and awe, Chesterton said that we have to look at familiar things until they become strange. In that same manner, author Joseph Gallagher notes, “Really looking, really listening, really paying attention: these are skills

writes, “The workplace is where this diminishing of wonder goes on most consistently and thoroughly... information and competence are key values here... We don’t want to waste time by staring at something. And in his book ‘Awe,’ Paul Pearsall Ph. D. says that our brain “ more interested in its usual fixation on the Fs of fighting, fleeing, feeding or fornicating.” We must seek, and allow, wonder to touch our lives else we atrophy. I appreciate the sense of wonder expressed by poet Elizabeth Michael Boyle:

“Who am I?”

I am a child of the universe a woman of earth a creature of God. I stand in awe of the ever expanding universe birthing a nursery of galaxies, compressing the weight of a billion stars the size of our sun into a minute black hole the size of my thumb.” There is not a shortage of opportunities for our wonderment and awe.

Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Marie N. Pickers, 24, 10060 Marino Drive, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 29. Bobbi J. Wysong, 21, 1520 Grandview Road, warrant at 1520 Grandview Road, Jan. 9. Ronald B. Wright, 35, 638 Monmouth St., theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 9. Ronnie Stacy, 59, 23 Panorama Drive, DUI - aggravated circumstances - first offense at Alexandria Pike and Ky. 536, Jan. 14. Erica M. Fries, 22, 1428 Young Road, DUI - second offense, operating on suspended or revoked license, second degree possession of a controlled substance - drug unspecified - first offense at Washington Street and Orchard Lane, Jan. 16. Amanda N. Butcher, 26, 1041 Rockyview Drive, Apartment 1, warrant at Alexandria Pike and Cedar Lane, Jan. 17. Richard E. Streine, 18, 313 West Miami St., theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 17. Shelbie N. Bruin, 21, 213 North Liberty St., Unit 5, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 6711

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Alexandria Pike, Jan. 18. Shaun M. Bailey, 18, 6 North Longed Court, warrant at 7105 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 19.

Incidents/reports Fraudulent use of credit card under $500

Reported at 7109 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 8.

Second degree burglary

Report of glass door of restaurant shattered and items taken from filing cabinet at 7105 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 8. Report of forced entry into business and paintball gun taken at 8109 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 18.

Second degree burglary-second degree criminal mischief

Report of glass door broken out to hair salon and also restaurant and items including 25 pounds of meat and 10 pounds of cheese taken at 15 Pete Neiser Drive, Jan. 9.

Second degree criminal mischief

Report of iron fence damaged, possibly by being struck by a vehicle at 8376 Main St., Jan. 8.

Second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument

Report of attempt to use counterfeit money at 7930 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 23.

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Jeffrey George, 34, 6262 Whitebark Court, DUI at 25 Canon Ridge, Jan. 29. Larry Wagner, 48, 31 Hollywoods Drive Apt. D, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 10 block of Hollywoods, Jan. 31. Wahid Lewis, 23, 1133 Lois Drive, warrant at Pavilion Drive, Feb. 2. Victoria Gibson, 53, 112 Highview Drive, DUI at Highland and Highview, Jan. 30. Daniel Birkenheuer, 40, 310 West 11th St., warrant at 374 Water Works, Feb. 1. Brian Huff, 50, 14 West Kimberly , warrant at 14 West Kimberly, Jan. 28. Michael Hubbard, 52, 735 Inverness No. 5, warrant at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas, Feb. 2. Dale Abbott, 42, 16422 Jeff Lane, warrants, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at I-471, Feb. 3.

Report of trash container taken at 9925 Barrs Branch Road, Jan. 15. Report of tote full of medications taken by male subject at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 18. Report of items taken from home during party at 3646 Meadowview Drive, Jan. 18. Report of GPS system taken from vehicle at 5 Shaw Drive, Jan. 25. Report of speaker system taken from vehicle at 11 Shaw Drive, Jan. 25. Gas drive off without paying at 9242 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 12.

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Report of white male and female took boxes of medication from store at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 25.

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Report of attempt to gain entry into business by making holes in cinder block wall at 8117 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 19.

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Report of mailbox struck by vehicle that left the area at 311 Brookwood Drive, Jan. 15.

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Incidents/reports Fraudulent use of a credit card

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1. B: John Adams. President Johns Adams and first lady Abigail Adams moved into the White House in 1800 when it was nearly completed. 2. C: Kentucky. Barkley was born near Lowes, Ky., in Graves County. 3. B: David Eisenhower. President Dwight D. Eisenhower named the retreat compound after his grandson. 4. B: False. President Barack Obama is the 43rd man to serve as president. Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms. Cleveland is the 22nd and 24th presidents. 5. A: William Henry Harrison 6. C: William Howard Taft 7. A: Nancy Reagan 8. B. Fifth cousins 9. A. Frank Langella. Michael Sheen played David Frost in the movie. Dan Aykroyd has portrayed Nixon on “Saturday Night Live.” 10. B. Hardin County 11. C. Bill Clinton. Madeleine Albright served as secretary of state from 1997-2001.

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Mike Chinn Sr., 59, Newport, died Feb. 4, 2010, at his home. He was a self-employed carpet installer and member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 280. Survivors include his wife, Sioux Chinn of Cincinnati; sons, Mike Chinn Jr. of Alexandria and Ronnie Chinn of Newport; daughters, Michelle Ammons of Rinesville and Ginny Chinn of Dayton; brothers, Rick Chinn of Augusta and Dennis Chinn of San Diego, Calif.; sister, Pat Workman of California; and nine grandchildren. Memorials: Fraternal Order of Eagles 280, 128 E. Eighth St., Newport, KY 41071.

Clark, both of Fort Thomas; son, Bradley Clark of Fort Thomas; mother, Lucille Ervin; father, James Clark Sr.; brother, James Clark Jr. of Cincinnati; sisters, Tina Blanchet of Independence and Kelly Simon of Newport.

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Charles R. Cole, 44, Newport, died Jan. 31, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Survivors include his wife, Lucy Clark; sons, Duston Clark and Charlie Cole, both of Newport; daughter, Tosha Cole of Newport; father, William Cole Sr. of Newport; brother, Lonnie Cole of Fort Thomas and sister, Janie Ortileb of California. Private burial was in Alexandria Cemetery.

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Pauline Deaton

Pauline Turner Deaton, 76, Newport, died Jan. 30, 2010, at her home. She worked for Hillshire Farms and Kahns Meats and was a member of Community Pentecostal Church in Taylor Mill. Her husbands, Steve Johnson and Nelson Deaton; daughter, Phyllis Cain and son, Glenn Johnson, died previously. Survivors include her son, Steve Johnson of Newport; brothers, James, John, and Clay Turner of Newport; sisters, Dorothy Stargle of Newport and Martha Turner of California; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

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Dexter Harris, 68, Newport, died Feb. 4, 2010, at his daughter’s home in Newport. He worked in maintenance for Cline Chrysler Plymouth and Glenn Schmidt’s. His wife, Mary Morris Harris, died previously. Survivors include his son, Tom Harris of Highland Heights; daughters, Pamela Seed of Covington, Deborah Quinn of Massillon, Ohio, Barbara Harris of Highland Heights, Rebecca Black of Alexandria, Tina Harris of Newport, Tammy Lawson and Robin Harris, both of Independence; sisters, Mary Lou Baldwin of Fort Thomas, Stella Worley of Highland Heights and Loretta Smith of Cold Spring; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: American Lung Association, 4050 Executive Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45241.

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Christina Mertle, 76, Fort Thomas, died Feb. 1, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and member of the Newport Forresters and Recovery Incorporated. Her husband, George Mertle, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Peggy Whitacre of Covington, Debbie Lorenz of Avondale, Ariz., Sharon Engelhard of Alexandria and Theresa Mertle of Florence; sons, Ray Mertle of Taylor Mill, Paul and Gerrard Mertle, both of Florence; brothers, Stanley Gish Jr. of Highland Heights and Robert Gish of Florence; sister, Margaret Wurzbacher of Alexandria; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas.

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Hazel Elise Hieber Popp, 92, Fort Thomas, died Jan. 31, 2010, at Christ Hospital, Mt. Auburn. She was a homemaker, member of Phi Beta Music Fraternity and former president of Fort Thomas Woman’s Club. Her husband, John Martin Popp, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Diane Lieser of Excelsior, Minn.; son, Martin Popp M.D. of Cincinnati; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

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Malcolm Eads, 87, Cold Spring, died Jan. 31, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was formerly a mayor and council member of Cold Spring. Survivors include his wife, Eloise DeJarnette Eads; daughters, Linda Eads of Fort Thomas, Beth Palm of Claryville, Nancy Rachford of Union, Janet McGarrigle of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Karen Bezold of Moscow, Ohio; son, Curt Eads of Cincinnati; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Alexandria Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: First Christian Church Memorial Fund, 1031 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, KY 41075; or Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

He was a machinist with Ford Motor Co. in Batavia and Sharonville, a member of United Auto Workers Local 863 in Cincinnati and East Dayton Baptist Church, Dayton. His wife, Mary Lou Iles, died in 2009, and son, Thomas Iles, died previously. Survivors include daughters, Leslie Carmack and Dawnis Edwards, both of Dayton; sons, Earl Iles Jr. of Caldwell, Ohio, Mark Iles of Melbourne and Daniel Iles of Dayton; brothers, Orville Cole of Newport and Larry Cole of Covington; sisters, Doloris Butler of Alexandria, Janet Neace of Fort Thomas, Pat Abeling of Crittenden and Vanessa Pearson of Alexandria; 17 grandchildren and 25 greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.



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On the record DEATHS From B6

Mildred Runyon

Mildred Jean St. Clair Runyon, 80, Bellevue, died Feb. 1, 2010, St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker, member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Bellevue, the Blight Commission of Bellevue and Bellevue Eagles. Her husband, William Edgar Runyon, died previously. Survivors include her sons, David Runyon of Alexandria and Bruce Runyon of Brooksville; daughters, Carole Moore of Athens County, Ohio and Donna Johnson of Martinez, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Entombment was in St. Stephen Cemetery Mausoleum, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, c/o Food Pantry, 306 Center St., Bellevue, KY 41073.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Amanda Ash, 23, of Fort Thomas and Michael Pohlman, 28, of Covington, issued Jan. 11. Ramona Crim, 48, of Covington and Rodney Oglesby, 47, of Atlanta, issued Jan. 25. Kimberly Griffita, 34, and John Hensley, 36, both of Fort Thomas, issued Jan. 25. Stephanie Heiert, 31, of Fort Thomas and David Liles, 44, of Dayton, issued Jan. 26. Shahadah Tauheed, 41, and Mohamed Ahmed, 31, both of Southgate, issued Jan. 27. Tera Nickerson, 29, of Cincinnati and James Hubbard II, 31, of Fort Thomas, issued Jan. 30. Jessica Krumer, 22, of Fort Thomas and Christopher Bass, 35, of

Margie Saunders

Margie L. Saunders, 86, a homemaker, Taylor Mill, died Feb. 1, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. Her husband, Fred Saunders, died in 1983 and son, Thomas Saunders, died in 1982. Survivors include her son, Daniel Saunders of California, Ky.; daughters, Janet Duty of Latonia and Marian Fiechtner of Taylor Mill; sister, Mildred Yonker of Belle Valley, Ohio; brother, James Velosky of Dayton, Ky.; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Burial was in the Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Wayne Spaulding

Wayne A. Spaulding, 59, of Walton, formerly of Florence, died Feb. 6, 2010, at his home. He was a printing press operator for Spring Dot Printers in Cincinnati and member of Union Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Diana Bole Spaulding; son, Jeremy W. Spaulding of Walton; daughter, Amy R. Treadway of Walton; brothers, Ronald Spaulding of California, David Spaulding of Florida and Don Spaulding of Newport; sisters, Diane Callahan of Wilder and Connie Sterret of Cold Spring; and four grandchildren Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, Erlanger, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Union Baptist Church, 1985 Mt. Zion Road, P.O. Box 194, Union, KY 41091.

Rose Marie Staley

Rose Marie Seibert Staley, 83, of Burlington, formerly of Fort Thomas, died Jan. 30, 2010, in Edgewood. She was a nurse with St. Luke Hospital East. Her husband, Kenneth N. Staley, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Karen Arlinghaus of Burlington; son, Kevin Staley of Manchester, N.H.; brothers, August Seibert of Clarksville, Tenn., Frank Seibert of Independence and Richard Seibert of Ludlow; sisters, Margaret Kafel of Owensboro, Patricia Cooper of Independence and Sr. Augusta Marie Seibert C.D.P. of Latonia. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Sisters of the Divine Providence, 1000 St. Anne Drive, Melbourne, KY 41059.

Chad Watson

Chad Lawrence Watson, 28, Fort Thomas, died Feb. 1, 2010, at his home. He was a brewer with Samuel Adams Brewing Company. Survivors include his parents, Bob and Sue Watson of Alexandria; sister, Ashley Skirvin; son, Joey Watson and grandmother, Sally Volter. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

Dolores Woodruff

Dolores E. Woodruff, 90, Fort Thomas, died Feb. 5, 2010, at Highlandsprings of Fort Thomas Health Care & Rehabilitation Center. She was an accounting technician for the Internal Revenue Service, member of St. Catherine of Siena Seniors, St. Ann Auxiliary 119 Knights of St. John, St. Ann Society, NARFE Federal Employees and GGG Club. Her husband, Walter Woodruff, died previously. Survivors include her son, Thomas Woodruff of Fort Thomas; sister, Marie Monahan of Ludlow; brother, Joseph Maschinot of Atlanta, Ga.; and one grandson. Burial was in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Carol Maschinot Scholarship Fund, c/o Holy Trinity School, 825 Washington Ave., Newport, KY 41071.

Boone County, issued Jan. 30. Sherri Underwood, 23, and Edward Chambers II, 24, both of Fort Thomas, issued January 2010. Diana Kolentse, 24, of Fort Thomas and Nicholas Hultz, 24, of Batavia, issued January 2010. Stephanie McKenziie, 35, and Charles Fulmer, 33, both of Fort Thomas, issued Jan. 21. Andrea Bradett, 44, and Mark Bertram, 47, of Indianapolis, issued Jan. 21. Heather Steelman, 27, of Fort Thomas and Anthony Davis, 27, of Covington, issued Jan. 22. Ramona Crim, 48, of Covington and Rodney Oglesby, 47, of Atlanta, issued Jan. 23.

Section 00020 INVITATION TO BID Date: February 11, 2010 PROJECT: Ripple Creek Pump Station to Main Street Tank Water Main Extension Phase 2 SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road P.O. Box 18640 Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 UNTIL:

Date: Time:

March 3, 2010 9:00 AM (local time)

At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed Work is generally described as follows: Construction of approximately 8,725 ft of 24" ductile iron or spiral welded steel water main along the AA Highway (KY 9) from U.S. 27 in Cold Spring to East Alexandria Pike in Alexandria, Campbell County, Kentucky All Bids must be in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and Contract Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 Or Cardinal Engineering One Moock Road Wilder, KY 41071 Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office of Cardinal Engineering at the address indicated herein. Charges for all documents obtained will be made on the following basis: Charge Complete set of Bidding Documents $ 60.00 Mailing and Handling (U.S. Mail) (if requested) $ 16.00 Mailing and Handling (FED EX) (if requested) $ 16.00 Charges for Bidding Documents and mailing and handling, if applicable, will not be refunded. Bids will be received on a unit price and/or lump sum basis as described in the Contract Documents. Bid security, in the form of a certified check or a Bid Bond in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the maximum total bid price, must accompany each Bid. The Successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Construction Payment Bond and a Construction Performance Bond as security for the faithful performance of the contract and the payment of all bills and obligations arising from the performance of the Contract. Contractor 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 qualified Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. 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. Richard Harrison, Vice President of Engineering, Northern Kentucky Water District 1001537500

February 11, 2010 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Legal Notice The City of Alexandria, Kentucky (herein the City) is requesting proposals for a three (3) year contract for the provision of banking services. The proposals are for the selection of a bank depository beginning on July 1, 2010, and shall terminate on June 30, 2013. The City reserves the right to cancel the depository agreement with sixty (60) days written notice. Copies of the Specification Documents and Request for Proposal may be obtained or examined in the Office of the City Clerk, 8236 W. Main St., Alexandria, KY 41001 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, starting Feb. 5th, 2010 through Feb. 19th, 2010. Sealed proposals will be received by the City, in the Office of the City Clerk located at 8236 W. Main St., Alexandria, KY, 41001, until 12:00 p.m. (NOON), on Wed., March 10, 2010 and then publicly opened. Pursuant to specifications on file in the Office of the City Clerk , proposals are to be submitted in a sealed envelope labeled: "BANKING SERVICE PROPOSAL" The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive any informalities or irregularities in the proposals received. All questions dealing with this proposal should be reduced to writing and faxed to Karen Barto, City Clerk at (859) 6354127 or emailed to kbarto@alexandria 1001535942 Legal Notice Notice is hereby given by the Campbell County Fiscal Court that a public hearing will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 5:15 P.M. at the Campbell County Administrative Offices located at 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY in the Fiscal Court Chamber. THE HEARING WILL BE TO OBTAIN COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS PERTAINING TO THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF LOCAL DEVELOPMENT RECREATIONAL TRAILS GRANT, WHICH IF ATTAINED, WILL BE USED TO COMPLETE A 4100 FOOT LONG MULTIPURPOSE FITNESS PATHWAY, EXTENDING THE TRAIL ALREADY IN PLACE ALONG RACETRACK ROAD INTO A.J. JOLLY PARK. All interested parties are invited to be present to hear or give testimony relating to the above referenced matter. Further information concerning this matter is available for public inspection at the Campbell County Administrative Offices (859/292-3838) in Suite 301 at 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday-Friday. The Campbell County Fiscal Court will make all reasonable accommodations to assist qualified disabled persons accessing available services or in attending Fiscal Court activities. If there is a need for the Fiscal Court to be aware of a specific requirement, you are encouraged to contact the Fiscal Court prior to the activity so that suitable arrangements can be considered. David Plummer Administrative Analyst Campbell County Fiscal Court 1001537655 To place your BINGO ad call 513.242.4000

CITY OF WILDER, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE NO. 10-0101 AN ORDINANCE ENACTING AND ADOPTING A SUPPLEMENT TO THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WILDER, KENTUCKY WHEREAS, American Legal Publishing Corporation of Cincinnati, Ohio has completed the 2010 S-31 supplement to the Code of 0rdinances; of the City of Wilder, Kentucky, which supplement contains all ordinances of a general nature enacted since the prior supplement to the Code Ordinances of this municipality; and WHEREAS, American Legal Publishing Corporation has recommended the revision or addition of certain sections of the Code of Ordinances which are based on or make reference to sections of the Kentucky Revised Statutes; and WHEREAS, it is the intent of Council to accept these updated sections in accordance with the changes of the law of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BYTUE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY 01 WILDER, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY AS FOLLOWS SECTION ONE That the 2010 supplement to the Code of Ordinances of the City of Wilder, Kentucky, & submitted by American Legal Publishing Corporation of Cincinnati, and as attached hereto, be and the same is hereby adopted by reference as if set out in its entirety . SECTION TWO That this Ordinance be read on two separate occasions, shall be signed by the Mayor, attested by the City Clerk published in accordance with law and made a part of the records of the City of Wilder Same shall be in effect at the earliest time provided by law. PRESENTED AT -FIRST READING this 18th day of January 2010. PASSED AT SECOND READING this 1st day of February 2010. /s/ ROBERT BLANKENSHIP MAYOR PRO TEM ATTEST: /s/ TRACY GLAHN-CITY CLERK Published in the Campbell County Recorder this 11th day of February 2010 1001537162

INVITATION TO BID Date February 11th, 2010 REQUEST FOR SEALED BIDS FOR COLD WATER METERS WILL BE RECEIVED AT : Northern Kentucky Water District 2835 Crescent Springs Road Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 UNTIL:

Date: February 25, 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. 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, Ky. 41018. Copies of the Bidding Documents are available at the Water District’s Office at the address indicated herein by contacting Chris Wetherell at 859-426-2742. There is no charge for bidding documents. The Northern Kentucky Water District will receive sealed bids to supply the Northern Kentucky Water District with water meters and related items in accordance with specifications prepared by the Northern Kentucky Water District. The proposed purchase is generally described as follows: the furnishing and delivering as specified upon the order of the Owner of cold water meters for the period from May 1, 2010 through April 30, 2011 with the possibility of a one-year extension, at the same prices, at the Owner’s sole discretion. A minimum delivery represented as weights will invalidate the bid. Freight shall be included in the bid price. The items shall be delivered as ordered to the Northern Kentucky Water District’s office at 2835 Crescent Springs Road; Erlanger, Kentucky or as otherwise directed. Bids submitted may be on any one item or all of the items advertised. All bids must be unit price, as set out in the specifications and must be submitted on the appropriate proposal forms. As part of the bid package, the Bidder shall submit to the District (1) - 5/8" Meter with outside type touch pad. This meter will be the type to be supplied under this contract. 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.

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CITY OF FORT THOMAS CAMPBELL COUNTY LEGAL NOTICE Sealed proposals will be received at the Office of the City Administrative Officer, City Building, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, 41075, until 2:15 P.M. local time on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010 for furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment necessary to complete the project known as the T O W E R REPOINTING AND ROOF REPAIR and, at the same time and place, publicly opened and read aloud. Contract documents, bid sheets and specifications can be obtained at CDS Associates, Inc., 7000 Dixie Highway, Florence, Kentucky, 41042 after THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010 at a cost of $40.00 per set (non-refundable). Plans requested to be mailed will be an additional $10.00 per set. Checks to be made payable CDS Associates, Inc. Specifications will also be on file in the plan room of the F. W. Dodge Corporation, Allied Construction Industries (ACI), and CDS Associates, Inc., 7000 Dixie Highway, Florence, Kentucky 41042. Each bidder is required to submit with his proposal a bid bond or certified check equal in amount to five percent (5%) of the base bid. The bidder to whom the contract is awarded will be required to furnish a surety bond in an amount equal to onehundred percent (100%) of the contract amount. The successful bidder will be required to have a current occupational license in the City of Fort Thomas before the Contract will be awarded. Proposals must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the same and all persons interested therein. It is the intent and requirements of the City that this project be completed no later than AUGUST 31, 2010. All requests for information or to schedule viewing of tower and roof system during bidding shall be faxed or emailed to the attention of Jay Treft at the City of Fort Thomas (859-441-5104) or and will be answered via fax or email. The Board of Council of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any or all bids. By the order of the Council of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Don Martin City Administrative Officer Publishing Date: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2010 Campbell County Recorder 1001536661 LEGAL NOTICE The Campbell County Fiscal Court, at a regular meeting of the court on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 7:00 p.m., at the Campbell County Courthouse, 8352 East Main Street, Alexandria, Kentucky, adopted the following ordinance upon the second reading, said ordinance having been read by title and summary given for the first time at the January 20, 2010 regular meeting of the Court. CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE O-02-10 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT CREATING A NEW PROVISION WITHIN THE CAMPBELL COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES TO PROHIBIT THE REMOVAL OR DESTRUCTION OF NORTHERN KENTUCKY CONTROL NETWORK MONUMENTS AND CLASSIFYING THE REMOVAL OR DESTRUCTION OF SAID MONUMENTS AS SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION THEREOF. The full text of Ordinance O-02-10 will be on file in the Office of the County Clerk, Newport, Kentucky and is 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 Ordinance O-02-10. Paula K. Spicer Fiscal Court Clerk

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