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Speak to legislators
The Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus meets 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 20, at Boone County High School, 7056 Burlington Pike, Florence. State representatives and senators from Campbell, Boone Kenton and other counties are scheduled to be at the meeting. Residents will be able to ask state legislators questions. The meeting is in the school’s auditorium. For information call state Rep. Sal Santoro at 371-8840 or Robert Schrage of the Northern Kentucky Area Development District at 2831885. To request special accommodations for accessing these meetings, call Schrage.
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Neighbors, above, build a snow castle in a yard on Jo Ann Lane in southern Campbell County south of Alexandria Feb. 11. From left in the window are Anthony Ronnebaum, 7, Jordan Ronnebaum, 12, Charissa Swinford, 16, Cayman Riley, 12, and Brenna Swinford, 10. Not pictured are two other snow castle builders, Anna Carrigan, 16, and her brother, third grader Devan Carrigan.
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Without leaving their own school, high school juniors and seniors are earning college credit in classes taught by professors before they graduate. Both Northern Kentucky University and Thomas More College operate dual college credit classes in association with high schools where students earn grades toward graduating and also transferable secondary education credits good at Kentucky’s public universities. SCHOOLS, A6
Castle builders The snow castle builders of Jo Ann Lane make another wall piece with a five-gallon bucket Feb. 11. From left are Cayman Riley, 12, Brenna Swinford, 10, Anthony Ronnebaum, 7, Charissa Swinford, 16, lifting the bucket, and Jordan Ronnebaum, 12.
Tim Weber is trying his best not to keep a secret. “The motto for the Sea Scouts is ‘The best kept secret for 98 years,’ and I think it’s about time to change that,” said Weber with a smile. “I think we need to get the word out more to get more people involved, because it’s a terrific program.” LIFE, B1
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Scouts team with businesses to recycle By Chris Mayhew email@example.com
The three members of Girl Scouts Troop 257 of Cold Spring are hoping people keep putting thought into what should and shouldn’t end up in the trash can. The troop organized a recycling informational seminar for adults and a craft fair for children as the culminating event for their two years of work on the Gold Award project at the Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service office in Highland Heights Saturday, Feb. 6. The Gold Award is the highest achievement a Girl Scout troop can collectively achieve. The troop has spent two years working with about half the businesses in Cold Spring Crossing shopping center to recycle more.
The girls collected the recyclables from bins they put in the stores including Great Clips, Kohl’s, and the Original Mattress Factory. There are three members of the troop, and all of Cold Spring, Katy Haupt, 18; Demi Michael, 17 and Megan Bell, 16. The goal of the project is to get more people in the city and businesses in the community recycling, said Michael. “We’re trying to get people to keep doing it,” Michael said. The troop was able to get many of the participating businesses to put recycling bins in their back rooms for employees to use for recycling, she said. “We gave them a list of what things were and weren’t recyclable,” she said. With the help of their parents, they took the aluminum to be sold
in Newport. The money paid for the twohour recycling craft and informational event where Haupt, Michael and Bell gave a presentation about recycling for adults and led a craft activity for children using recyclables to make beads and picture frames. They also made reusable grocery bags out of used shirts. The reason they picked recycling as a Gold Award project was because people need to understand the importance of how they treat the Earth, Bell said. “We just thought that recycling is important,” Bell said. Anything like plastic bottles that can be recycled should be, because landfills are filling up and the trash can end up polluting the water, Haupt said. “If you don’t recycle everything gets dumped out somewhere,” she said.
A new campaign to educate adults about thefts and abuse of prescription drugs has led the Cold Spring Police Department to offer two public education seminars open to people across Campbell County. The idea for the free seminars is part of a national community education campaign: Rx OTC Awareness Week Feb. 22-28. The events are organized by police D.A.R.E. officers (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), school nurses and others and sponsored by MedSafe. Seminars will be Tuesday, Feb. 23, at St. Joseph Parish in Cold Spring and Saturday, Feb. 27, at Crossroads Elementary School. The events will include an opportunity for people to drop off their unused or expired medications so they can be disposed of properly, said Andy Hyett, an officer for Cold Spring Police Department who is also a D.A.R.E. officer. Geared for adults, there will also be an hour-long presentation by representatives of MedSafe about how people can guard against people taking their prescription medications using a safe the company sells, Hyett said. “They can destroy this safe and get at it, but then you know you have a big problem,” he said. Even family members sometimes are the people finding and then taking the medications, Hyett said. While not participating in organizing the classes, Campbell County Police Department Chief Keith Hill said he encourages people to take advantage of the programs. “We know that anytime you can get drugs out of your cabinet, that is one less opportunity for a child to get those drugs,” Hill said. Getting prescription drugs out of the home or properly protecting them is important, he said. People can have an accidental overdose and juveniles or others can use the prescriptions for an illicit purpose, Hill said. “You don’t want the availability of these prescriptions to fall in the wrong hands,” he said.
Rx awareness events
The Cold Spring Police Department and MedSafe have planned two Rx OTC Awareness seminars to talk about preventing the theft of and abuse of prescription drugs. The two seminars will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 at St. Joseph Church, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, and at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 at Crossroads Elementary School, 475 Crossroads Blvd., Cold Spring. For information visit www.rxotcawarenessweek.com.
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When 15 paintings on rolled-up canvasses were found in the garage at St. Therese Church, years of searching began for two parishioners. Cindy Walker and Scott Froendhoff, who also serves as the church’s sacristan, have spent the past three years searching for information about the painter of the
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15 paintings of St. Therese, angels and the church’s first pastor, Monsignor Borias Lehr. Each of the paintings, which may date back as far as the mid-1900s, are signed only with the initials REB. “Parishioners paid $1,500 for each of these paintings to be restored, but no one knows who painted them,” Froendhoff said. “It would be nice for that per-
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son to have that recognition, even if they’ve passed away.” Froendhoff and Walker both came to St. Therese since childhood and both said they’ve followed every lead they’ve come across to find the identity of REB. Walker said she’s contacted art galleries, historians, museums and current and past parishioners, hoping someone had heard of REB. The church has no records of who painted the paintings, which are believed to be interpretation of postcards Lehr brought back from a trip to France in 1927. Pictures show that the paintings were originally displayed on canvasses glued on the walls in St.
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Therese’s old building, which was rebuilt in 1963. It is unknown whether the paintings currently hanging in the church are the originals from the old building or if REB re-painted them when the church was torn down. After years of finding nothing, Froendhoff and Walker said they can’t bring themselves to quit searching. “I really think there has to someone out there, maybe a relative, who knows who this painter is,” Walker said. “Someone may have a painting signed REB hanging in their house right now.” Anyone who has information about REB is asked to call the church at 4411654.
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Scott Froendhoff, the sacristan at St. Therese, points out the initial REB on a painting in the church. Scott and parishioner Cindy Walker have been searching for years to find out the identity of REB, who painted 15 painting that are hanging throughout the church.
Cold Spring native in fashion magazine By Chris Mayhew email@example.com
Rachel Geiman’s modeling career is on display in a two-page spread of the February edition of Cosmopolitan magazine. Geiman, 19, of Cold Spring, is living in New York City, and is a 2008 graduate of Campbell County High School. “It definitely was a stepping stone,” Geiman said of the magazine appearance. The photos are on pages 62 and 63 as part of an article about wearing one piece of clothing within multiple styles, she said. Geiman said she often goes to sleep early each night after a full day of walking in the city from audition to audition in heels. A good night’s rest is essential, she said. “I have to be up and live-
ly, and you can tell, you can’t hide anything from the camera, even with makeup,” Geiman said. Upon the printing of the February Cosmopolitan, Rachel’s mother, Amy Manyet Geiman, delivered editions of the magazine to the high school and school district office in appreciation of their support of her daughter’s modeling aspirations before graduation. Amy said she especially wanted to thank Ginger Webb, the former principal of the high school, for her allowing Rachel to take her initial modeling opportunity, and all the teachers who were supportive of allowing her to make up any missed work. Amy owns Manyet Dance in Southgate, where people at the studio encouraged Rachel to take up modeling as a youth.
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Rachel Geiman, a native of Cold Spring, works as a fashion model in New York City and was on pages 62 and 63 of the February edition of Cosmopolitan magazine. Photo courtesy of Wings Model Management in Cincinnati. Rachel has previously appeared in multiple teen magazines and is scheduled to appear in April edition of Seventeen magazine, Amy said. Rachel has always had a flair for fashion going back to when she would do things like putting pin curls all over her head and going to classes at Cline Elementary in Cold Spring and making a skirt out of men’s ties while in middle school. “She’s very independent, the day after graduation party she drove to (Los Angeles) with two girlfriends and spent four months living in apartment living all by herself,” Amy said. Jake Lang, owner of Wings Model Management in Cincinnati, has been working with Rachel since before she was 15. Wings has been in Cincinnati for 12 years, and specializes in finding young models and sending them to different places, Lang said. “She’s a beautiful girl,” Lang said of Rachel. “Basically we’ve sent her to (Los Angeles) to model, she modeled a bit in Thailand for two months, and now she’s in New York, and we’ve been trying to help her with acting. She’s an actor, dancer and singer as well.” Amy said she’s proud of her daughter’s success, but also because she’s maintaining good morals. “She’s very gutsy, and spiritually I think she’s done just a great job of staying grounded,” Amy said of Rachel. Geiman attends church every Sunday, teaches Bible school, and is producing her own worship music. She’s also coming home Feb. 24 to go to Guatemala with her father, Ken, who is leading a week-long mission trip through Lakeside Christian Church in Lakeside Park.
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Fish fry season is back It’s fish fry time as the season of Lent sends frying oil vats sizzling. Here’s a list of local fish fry locations to keep you set up. If your favorite Campbell County fish fry isn’t on the list, please send an e-mail with the information to Campbell County Editor Michelle Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alexandria • Knights of Columbus, Father DeJaco Council 52220 Location: 11186 Licking Pike, Alexandria. Price: 75 cents to $6.50 Menu: Fish dinners and sandwiches, baked fish, shrimp, fries, cheese pizza, macaroni and cheese, hush puppies, and coleslaw. Carryout available. Times: Each Friday through April 2 from 4-8 p.m. Information: 635-9863. Bellevue • Bellevue Veterans Club Location: 24 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue Price: $3-$7. Menu: Fish, fish sandwich, shrimp, cheese sticks, hush puppies, fries, slaw
and macaroni and cheese. Children's meal: chicken nuggets and fries. Carryout available. Times: Each Friday through March 26 from 5-8 p.m. Information: 360-2046 or http://bellevuevets.com. Dayton • St. Bernard Church Location: 401 Berry St., Dayton Price: $6. Menu: Church Hall. Fish, salmon patty, shrimp, fries, macaroni and cheese, and sweet or sour coleslaw. Carryout available. Times: Each Friday through March 26 from 5-7 p.m. Information: 431-9705 Newport • Holy Trinity Junior High School Location: 840 Washington Ave., Newport Price: 75 cents to $7. Menu: Fish, shrimp, grilled cheese, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, and drink. Carryout available. Times: Each Friday through April 2 from 4-7
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Sen. Katie Kratz Stine, RSouthgate, met with Dr. Hazel Barton and others from Northern Kentucky University on Jan. 28. The event, Posters at the Capitol, allows students and faculty from across Kentucky to show state lawmakers their research and its importance to the commonwealth. Barton, a microbiologist and NKU’s Ashland professor of integrative science, is focused on a bat disease known as White-Nose Syndrome. The fungus grows on bats’ noses, ears, and wings, disorienting them and causing them to die . As a result, several bat populations in the Northeast have disappeared. A similar wave in Kentucky and the surrounding area could result in an overpopulation of mosquitoes and other insects, the bats’ main food source. The state’s horse, cattle, and crops could be affected, and diseases like West Nile Virus could flourish in such a situation. Barton says that it’s very important for Kentucky’s cave visitors to decontaminate before entering our caves to prevent the spread of this disease. Barton, her staff, and students at NKU are receiving federal funds to study cave biology, including bats. PROVIDED
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Meet the commissioner candidates By Chris Mayhew email@example.com
Vying for the three Campbell County Fiscal Court commissioner seats are eight candidates including five Republicans and three Democrats. District 1 commissioner: Republicans Brian Painter and Mike Combs, both of Alexandria will face each other in the May 18 primary. The winner will face Democrat Michael L. Schulkens of Cold Spring in November. Painter said his goals include being more active on the jobs front in actively recruiting to the county’s manufacturing base, a commitment to lower taxes, and frugal spending. “My goal is to be a part of a commission that manages fiscal court spending with common sense to reflect the times we are in,” Painter said. Painter said he also wants to be the taxpayers’ storm water advocate for complying with federal water quality issues. Combs said he is a fiscal conservative who will bring big picture thinking business approach. Combs said he has the experience of doing more with less in a budget and focusing on core services and operations. The developments of Ovation in Newport and Manhattan Harbour in Dayton will increase the entire property assessments of the county from the current about $5 billion to $6 billion or more when completed, he said. The fiscal court has to create the proper governance philosophy including working on curbside appeal and addressing road access for the sites, he said. “To me there’s nothing that can be more impacting on the county than those two projects that are proposed,” Combs said. Schulkens said his focus will be maximizing rev-
Combs Garrett enues and resources of the county and also making county government more accessible by having regular times people can meet him in locations throughout the county. One example is the county can partner with cities to share resources like paving equipment and improving recreational opportunities by promoting not only the existing county-run golf course, sports complex and fields, but also the only public swimming pool in the county operated by the City of Newport, he said. “We need a new and innovative approach to funding and programs,” Schulkens said. District 2: David Otto of Fort Thomas, a Democrat and the incumbent since 1986, will face the winner of the May Republican primary from Peter Garrett of California and Jerry Schmits of Dayton. Otto said he pledges to keep services at current levels in the areas of police, fire and drug enforcement, health care programs and facilities, senior citizen programs, affordable housing programs, environmental, river and stream quality, public transit and roads, and green space and recreation. Reductions in those services would seriously erode the quality of life in the county, Otto said. Otto said he wants to find ways to get people back to work and continue the partnership with the Campbell County Economic Progress Authority and efforts to promote and work with NKU’s Informatics department to create jobs of
Otto Painter the future. Otto said one of his suggestions for the authority’s president, John Austin, is to create a staffed phone line to answer questions from businesses having issues with paying their taxes or dealing with government in rough economic times. “I think our goal is to concentrate on existing businesses that we have in Campbell County to try to make sure that we keep them viable,” Otto said. Garrett, who ran against Otto in the 2006 election, said he’s running because it’s time someone represents the entire county. “We’re spending millions of dollars in new building construction for a new county building when people in the south end of the county can’t even access water,” Garrett said. Garrett said he already successfully pushed for a new water-fill station by lobbying the county’s soil and water conservation district to get a new water pump for the California Crossroads area, and that he drives the county every day from California to Newport and knows the needs of the county. Schmits said his decision to run was strongly influenced by closely watching the 2006 District 2 campaign and how both those
Rechtin Schmits candidates behaved. Schmits said the county needs new leadership, and to succeed, the county has to reinvent itself. “NKU could be the center, it could the hub of technology in the state of Kentucky and I think that it’s incumbent upon us as commissioners to work with people within this region to make sure this happens.” Schmits said it’s going to be required for commissioners to have a broader set of business skills, and he’s been responsible to board of directors for multi-million dollar budgets through his work as a product marketing and development manager. District 3 Ken Rechtin of Newport, the Democrat incumbent, will face Republican challenger Robert Usleaman of Newport in the November general election. Rechtin said the name of the fiscal court implies the responsibilities are financial in nature, and that he wants to continue his the financial responsibility he has exercised since first being elected in 2002. “I have not always agreed with the other commissioners and the judgeexecutive, in fact I voted against the last budget that was presented to us,” he said.
Schulkens Usleaman Rechtin said he was concerned the revenues in the budget were over-stated and there were further expenditure reductions that could have been made. Usleaman said wants the county to work harder on job creation and also in promoting business, educational and industrial centers already in existence. The county should also work more closely with NKU and cities to find if there is overlap on planning
five to seven years out and work together. Relying on his experience on the Newport Board of Education, Usleaman said he wants to lower property tax rates while expanding services and reviewing programs for costs and benefits to the county. “I think it’s going to be really bad financially for the next couple of years,” Usleaman said. “We need to keep costs down. We don’t want to cut services, and we don’t want to raise taxes.”
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College courses in the high schools By Chris Mayhew email@example.com
Grandview Elementary School held Hundreds for Haiti in celebration of their 100th day of school, raising money to help earthquake victims. The school collected about $500 to donate to relief efforts. Sarah Wartman's kindergarten class practices their math skills by counting the pennies they brought in.
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HHS robotics team partners with NKU By Amanda Joering Alley firstname.lastname@example.org
The robotics team at Highlands High School is following the district’s motto and taking their work to the next level. The team recently formed a collaborative partnership with the engineering department at Northern Kentucky University. “This partnership is a win-win for both Highlands High School and NKU as it provides the robotics team access to the engineering capabilities of NKU, while the NKU engineering department gains access to the FIRST Robotics competition that is sponsored by Procter and Gamble,” said Ed Long, assistant coach of the team. For about 10 years, students at Highlands have been participating in the FIRST Robotics program, building robots from scratch to submit into a competition.
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During the years the team has worked with professors Seyed Allameh and Brian Warner from NKU, going on visits to the engineering department and attending workshops at the university, Long said. Since the FIRST Robotics program recommends that high schools pair up with local universities, Long said he thought NKU would be a perfect fit. Starting next year, NKU students will be able to get class credits for working with the team at Highlands through a capstone program, Long said. “The students will get to help younger students and utilize their engineering skills at the same time,” Long said. The NKU students will also be able participate in the robotics competition, which includes thousands of teams from various countries.
Without leaving their own school, high school juniors and seniors are earning college credit in classes taught by professors before they graduate. Both Northern Kentucky University and Thomas More College operate dual college credit classes in association with high schools where students earn grades toward graduating and also transferable secondary education credits good at Kentucky’s public universities. Emily Hegner of Alexandria, a junior at Campbell County High School, is taking her second inschool class of the school year – world religions. Hegner said she thinks taking the college-credit classes have helped her with other school work because she’s had to sharpen her study skills. “I think that it is just a great opportunity to get used to college, and it really has prepared me for what to expect,” Hegner said. Hegner said she’s planning on taking advanced classes and also more college credit classes, but not Advance Placement (AP) classes because there’s no guarantee of receiving college credit. Students want to take rigorous classes, both AP classes and dual credit classes, said Tracy Florimonte, a CCHS employee in charge of coordinating the dual credit programs. “We have been able to maintain excellent AP programs while offering the dual credit opportunities,” Florimonte said. “Our programs have not suffered from
There are 425 students in NKU’s School-Based Scholars 4+1 Program in Northern Kentucky School districts for the spring semester. Districts involved in the program include: Bellevue, Boone County Schools, Campbell County Schools, Dayton, Erlanger-Elsmere, Kenton County Schools, Newport and the county school districts in Pendleton and Grant counties. The cost per class for the fall semester is $175. For information about enrollment standards and other information visit NKU’s Web site at http://adultlearner.nku.edu/credit/ scholars.php. Source: Jeff Fox, coordinator of NKU’s School-Based Scholars 4+1 Program this.” The dual credit programs provide a great opportunity for students to experience college classes at a reduced cost as well as earning high school credit, she said. CCHS offers both NKU’s and Thomas More’s dual credit programs. High schools have one major concern about the program, said Jeff Fox, coordinator of NKU’s “School-Based Scholars 4+1 Program.” “Their big concern is that we’re not competing with AP, and we’re not,” Fox said. “We’re complementing it.” NKU has about 18 public school districts involved in the program, he said. Campbell County Schools has the second most students enrolled in the program (72 in the fall and 58 this spring), following only
Kenton County Schools in number of students in NKU’s program, Fox said. Fox said he taught public speaking at Newport Independent Schools last year where the students go to the Newport Adult Learning Center so they feel they’re getting more of a college experience, he said. The Bellevue, Dayton, Silver Grove school districts are involved in the program, and because the schools are smaller students are bused to Bellevue for the classes, he said. Parents especially like NKU’s program because they save money on their children going to college, Fox said. It’s possible by taking both AP classes and classes through the School-Based Scholars program to have almost enough credits to be a sophomore when they enter their first year of college, he said. Students can take one class on NKU’s college campus and four or more at their high school, that’s where the “4+1” part of the program name comes from, Fox said. Students will often opt to take their class at NKU in the summer session, and unless they tell someone in the class, they’re the only ones in the classroom who know they are a high school student, Fox said. The 100-level general studies courses taught in high schools include the subjects of American politics, music appreciation, art appreciation, public speaking and world religions – a philosophy course, he said. “Usually, to take full advantage of the program they’ll take one class each semester of their junior and senior year,” Fox said.
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SCHOOL NOTES Snow changes year’s end
Campbell County Schools has missed seven days so far this school year. President’s Day, with it’s heavy snow, was a planned day off for the district. So, as of Feb. 15, the last day of classes will be Thursday, May 27. That’s not counting any further cancellation of school days.
Campbell County Schools are preparing to start kindergarten registration for the 2010-11’ school year. Registration will begin the second week of March. According to a news release from the district, parents with children turning 5 years old on or before Oct. 1 should register their child at the school designated for their service area. Full (tuition is required)
and half-day kindergarten classes are offered at each school. Parents or guardians should be prepared to present the child’s birth certificate, and not a hospital record, a social security card, and two forms of proof of residency (driver’s license will not be accepted). The children will need a physical examination and current immunization certificate before the first day of school. Registration dates and contact information by elementary school are: • Campbell Ridge: March 9: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and 4-7 p.m. March 10-22: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone: 448-4780. • Cline: March 8: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; March 10: 5-7 p.m.; March 11: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone: 781-4544. • Crossroads: March 8-12: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; March 9: 4-7 p.m. Phone: 441-9174. • Grant’s Lick: March 9: 910:30 a.m.; March 11: 4-7 p.m. with a program at 6:30 p.m.
Phone: 635-2129. • Reiley: March 10: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; March 11: 4-7 p.m. Phone: 635-2118.
Gala salutes veterans
The seventh annual Bishop Brossart High School Emerald Gala will recognize U.S. military veterans from around the Cincinnati area. This year’s event, a major fundraiser for the school, is titled “A Mustang Salute to American Veterans” and will be in Hangar 4 at Cincinnati’s Lunken Airport the evening of Saturday, March 13. The evening will feature the big band swing sounds of the 17-piece Tom Daugherty Army Air Force Orchestra Tribute to the Glenn Miller AAF Orchestra. There will be a buffet dinner prepared by Chef’s Choice of Cincinnati and guests are being encouraged to dress as if attending USO (United Service Organizations) military canteen show from the 1940s to 1950s era.
“We invite veterans to dress in their traditional military attire to recognize their branch of service or their current involvement with a military service organization,” said Carol Ward, event chairperson, in a news release. Business casual will also be appropriate, and guests will be able to view various exhibits of memorabilia, military planes and tables of silent auction items in the hangar. The cost to attend is a donation of $75 per person or $125 per couple. Residents may also donate $20 to include a two-line memorial message of personal tribute to a deceased family member or friends who served in the U.S. military that will be listed in the event program book. For information, to buy tickets for a $5,000 raffle, or make reservations for the evening, call the “hotline” number at 392-0093.
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Dr. R. Alton Lacey, president of Missouri Baptist University and director and chair of the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Schools, addressed 168 graduates at Campbellsville University Dec. 11 in the third December graduation in the university’s history. The local graduates include: Michael Austin Beal, bachelor of science in sociology with a minor in criminal justice administration, of Highland
Western Kentucky recently released the names of students who were named to the dean’s and president’s list for the fall 2009 semester. Fort Thomas students who were honored include Jennifer Greenwell*, Stefanie Pennington*, Elisabeth Knauer* and Emily McMurray. Other local students who
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were honored include Kelly Burns of Newport, Mark Bailey of Cold Spring and Jena Ivey* of Wilder. Students making the dean’s list have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 in a 4.0 scale. Students on the president’s list have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0 and are indicated by an asterisk (*). To be eligible for the either list, students must have at least 12 hours of coursework that semester.
Heights, a graduate of Campbell County High School and the son of Michael and Cordelia Beal, both of Highland Heights. Beal was also named to the President’s List. The academic honors’ list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours. The fall 2009 academic honors’ list includes a total of 539 students, with 196 achieving a 4.0 grade point average and having been named to the President’s List.
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BRIEFLY This week in basketball
• Bishop Brossart High School boys beat St. Patrick 64-46, Feb. 8. Brossart’s topscorers were Jordan Armstrong and Travis Norton with 16 points each, including four three-pointers from Armstrong. • Newport High School boys beat St. Henry High School 67-56, Feb. 8. Newport’s top-scorer was Casey McDaniel with 31 points. • Calvary Christian girls beat Dayton High School 5147, Feb. 8. Dayton’s top-scorer was Sammy Powell with 19 points, including one threepointer. • Bellevue High School girls beat Ludlow High School 51-44, Feb. 8. Bellevue’s topscorer was Cassie Glancy with 15 points. • Highlands High School girls beat Holmes High School 93-47, Feb. 8. Highlands’ top-scorer was Bekah Towles with 26 points. • Newport Central Catholic High School boys beat Beechwood High School 67-49, Feb. 10. NCC’s topscorer was Grant Pangallo with 19 points, including four three-pointers. • Newport High School boys beat Lloyd High School 73-44, Feb. 10. Newport’s topscorer was Damarkco Foster with 17 points, including one three-pointer. • Campbell County boys beat Frankfort 79-57, Feb. 11. Campbell’s top-scorer was Brady Jolly with 32 points.
Hall of fame
The Northern Kentucky Hall of Fame is inducting four new members at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Villa Hills Civic Club. New members include: • Tom Dilts of Dayton was a coach and a lifelong servant of Dayton’s youth. He is a graduate of Dayton High School, where he played basketball. After graduation Tom spent many hours mentoring Dayton youth. He spent about 20 years coaching and promoting the youth of Dayton. Tom has been the director of Boys and Girls youth basketball in Dayton. He took over and improved a stagnate Dayton High School Boys Basketball program, leading them to their first winning season in more than 15 years. • Donald (Aim) Amann, of California, was a Star athletic in the 1940s-1960s. It was hard to find a better thirdbaseman. He also pitched. Amann was on the CYO All-star squad on numerous occasions. He grew up in Covington. He also played American Legion Baseball against past Hall of Famers, including Paul Zembrodt. Amann finished his playing days on the softball fields of Covington when they were at their finest.
Thirteen Greater Cincinnati high school boys and girls basketball players were nominated for the 2010 McDonald’s All American High School basketball teams. Among those players was Newport Central Catholic High School student Courtney Sandfoss and Highlands High School students Katie Allen and Bekah Towles. None of the Greater Cincinnati players made the final team, which was announced Feb. 11. The 2010 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Games will be played March 31 at Value City Arena in Columbus.
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Bluebirds win 6 medals at state meet By James Weber firstname.lastname@example.org
Highlands High School senior Brooke Schutte closed her swimming career with two state medals Feb. 13 at the state meet in Louisville. Schutte finished fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.89) to win a medal and placed ninth in the 200-yard individual medley. (2:09.34). She swam the breaststroke leg in the 200 medley relay that finished seventh (1:54.11) with Mackenzie Cole, Natalie Schultz and Gracie Lynne. Lynne is also a senior. Lynne also finished 20th in the 100 back (1:02.03) and 17th in the 100 free (56.23). The same foursome also finished 10th in the 200 freestyle relay (1:43.71). Carly Hill finished fifth in diving with a 378.20. In boys’ diving, Evan Duckworth repeated as a medalist by finishing fifth (388.25). Conner Downard won two medals, finishing eighth in both the 200 free (1:46.12) and 500 free (4:45.10). Phillip Englert finished 15th in the 100 free (50.33) and 12th in the 50 free (22.56). The 200 free relay team of Downard, Englert, Spencer Bankemper and Bennett Paradis finished
Highlands’ Conner Downard swims the freestyle Feb. 13 at Louisville.
Highlands’ Carly Hill poses with her state diving medal Feb. 13 at Louisville. 12th (1:35.33). The 200 medley relay squad of Downard, Englert, Bankemper and Mayson Hurtt finished 19th (1:47.42).
Highlands senior Brooke Schutte does the backstroke during the 200 individual medley Feb. 13 at Louisville.
Highlands senior Brooke Schutte poses with a state medal Feb. 13 at Louisville.
Brossart sends 1st wrestler to state By James Weber email@example.com
Colton Boesch was part of Bishop Brossart’s first football playoff team last fall. Boesch achieved another first for the school last week, becoming the first Brossart wrestler to qualify for the state meet. Boesch will represent the Mustangs at the state tournament in Frankfort, which runs Feb. 18-20. He had been battling an elbow injury in recent weeks. “He had a good tournament,” head coach Clint Bell said. “He showed he is over his injury.” Boesch finished fourth at 152 to earn a state spot. He enters the state meet with a 27-12 record. His first match will be against a champion from another region. Bell said Boesch’s key match in the regional was a win over Simon Kenton’s Weston Ott, who had beaten Boesch during the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference tournament. Boesch eventually beat Dixie
Campbell County’s Garth Yenter takes down Simon Kenton’s Joey Parrott hard to the floor during a 103-pound match at the Region 6 wrestling meet. Heights’ Zach Morris to clinch a state berth. Three Mustangs finished fifth and are state alternates: Mark Dischar at 125 (2518), Jesse Orth at 135 (2922) and Wesley Collins at 130 (6-10). “The three alternates were extremely heartbro-
ken,” Bell said “I think it will fuel the fire for next year. Hopefully, getting Colton to state will help get some more kids out (for the team).” The Campbell County wrestling team finished second in the Region 6 wrestling meet last weekend at Simon Kenton.
The Camels sent 11 of their 14 starting wrestlers to the state meet and has two fifth-place alternates. The Camels won six individual regional titles. Garth Yenter won the championship at 103 and enters the state meet with a 49-1 record.
John Hale won the title at 135 and has a 32-5 record Korey Shotwell won at 145 and is 47-4. Jake Lee won at 160 and is 26-8. Nate Ilg won at 189 and is 51-8, the most wins in Region 6. Mason Franck won at 285 and has a 42-7 record. Sean Fausz was regional runner-up at 112 and is 439. Corbin Woods was runner-up at 125. Daniel Zink finished third at 152 and is 25-16. Paul Hamilton (130) was fourth at 130 and Eric Spahr (12-12) fourth at 140. Zach Fryer (27-21) was fifth at 119 and is a state alternate, as did Colin Friedly (20-13) at 171. Newport did not have any state qualifiers. Jake Kuhn was a state alternate at 103, finishing fifth. Shawn Roberts (125) Jamie O’Roke (140), Justin Roberts (152) and Daryl Lynch (171) were sixthplace medalists.
District postseason hoops schedules set By James Weber firstname.lastname@example.org
The snow may be driving us crazy, but true Madness is just around the corner. The Kentucky high school basketball postseason begins Monday, Feb. 22, with the district basketball tournaments. The two finalists in each district will
advance to their regional tourneys, which begin Monday, March 1. The Ninth Region tourney will return to Northern Kentucky University for the second straight year. The tourney will end on Sunday, March 7, with both the boys’ and girls’ finals in an afternoon doubleheader. The 10th Region will return to its long-time
home, the Mason County Fieldhouse, for both boys’ and girls’ tourneys. 35th District boys (at CovCath) Wednesday, Feb. 24: CovCath vs. Holy Cross, 6 p.m.; Holmes vs. Beechwood, 8:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26: Final, 8 p.m. 35th girls (at Notre Dame) Semifinal matchups: NDA vs. Beechwood, Holmes vs. Holy Cross. The schedule was not released at press time.
36th District boys and girls (at Newport) Monday, Feb. 22: Newport Central Catholic vs. Dayton - Boys, 6 p.m.; girls, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23: Bellevue vs. Newport - Boys, 6 p.m.; girls, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24: Highlands vs. NCC/Dayton - Boys, 6 p.m.; girls, 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26: Boys’ final, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27: Girls’ final, 7:30 p.m. 37th District boys (at Campbell Coun-
ty Middle School) Tuesday, Feb. 23: Silver Grove vs. Calvary, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25: Brossart vs. SG/Calvary, 6 p.m.; Scott vs. Campbell Co., 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27: Final, 7 p.m. 37th District girls (at CCMS) Monday, Feb. 22: Silver Grove vs. Calvary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24: Scott vs. SG/Calvary, 6 p.m.; Brossart vs. Campbell County, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26: Final, 7 p.m.
Sports & recreation
February 18, 2010
Wins most important to NHS’s McDaniel
NCC to add to hall of fame
By James Weber
Newport Central Catholic High School will induct new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame. Hank Schmidt, class of 1949; Ron Kenning, class of 1950; Bruce Carusi, class of 1970; Tim O’Hara, class of 1977; Andy Zimmerman, class of 1988 and Mary Matthews. Also being honored as the “Team of Distinction” is the 1967 Newport Catholic State Champion Track Team. The induction ceremony is Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Newport Central Catholic Gymnasium. The evening will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and the induction ceremony at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for $25. Sponsorships for the event are available for $250 and include 10 tickets and
Feb. 8 was a special night for Casey McDaniel. The Newport High School senior is hoping for even better days for himself and the team when the postseason begins at the end of February. McDaniel scored his 1,000th career point against St. Henry as part of a 31point, 15-rebound performance in a 67-56 win over the Crusaders. The millennium milestone came on a layup off a pass by senior guard DaMarkco Foster. “That was exciting. I’m glad I got it,” said McDaniel, a 6-foot-5 center. “I’ve had a nice career at Newport. I want to finish off with a bang, win districts, go to region and do well there.” McDaniel is a three-year starter for Newport. “The other night was a really good game for Casey,” Newport head coach Aric Russell said. “He really asserted himself. He’s such a good young man. I’m really happy he got to 1,000. To work as hard as he does he’s a really good student. Good things happen to good people, and he’s a good kid.” McDaniel beat Lloyd 7344 Feb. 10, then won two games over the weekend to improve to 22-4.
The Lloyd game showed the Wildcats’ balance. McDaniel had 11 points. Senior Cody Collins had 11, senior Brandon Tucker 13, and Foster led all scorers with 17 points. Newport had 17 assists on 31 field goals. The first half, Newport shot 17-of-25 from the field (68 percent), including 4-of8 from three-point range. McDaniel, plagued with foul trouble, had four points in the half. Five other Wildcats had between six and nine. Newport had 63 points after three quarters before reserves finished the game. “We work the ball real well,” Russell said. “That’s a big strength of our team; we pass the ball. Normally, they don’t care who scores. That’s a real good thing for our team.” Said McDaniel: “Any player in our starting five can score 20 a night. Anyone can step up. Tonight, everyone was around double figures, and that’s how we want it.” For the year, McDaniel is Newport’s leading scorer at 13 points per game. Foster and senior Anthony Luther are also in double figures. The Wildcats have lost just once since a home defeat to rival Newport Central Catholic Jan. 8, and that was a three-point loss to DeSales in the All “A” state tourney. Newport plays at Bishop
Newport senior Casey McDaniel reaches out for a rebound during Newport’s 7344 win over Lloyd Feb. 10. Brossart Feb. 18 and needs to win that contest to have a shot at the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference title in Division II. Ultimately, the Wildcats’ goal is to get to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1962. The trail starts against Bellevue in the 36th District semifinals, a game Newport should be heavily favored in. A win would qualify the Wildcats for the Ninth Region Tournament. Newport is 15-3 against Ninth Region teams, with two of the losses coming to
2009 state champ Holmes. Russell is stressing defense as the key to success in the postseason. “We really tried to focus on our defense,” Russell said. “We know in order to do well in districts and regionals, we got to play better defense.” McDaniel wants a strong postseason to finish his career. “Going to Rupp (Arena) would be above everything, the 1,000 points or the All ‘A’,” he said. “That would be huge.”
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the sponsor’s name in the program. Additional tickets can be bought through the School Office prior to Feb.15. For more information contact Tessy B. Krebs at 292-0001. NCCHS will award the Coach Jim Connor Award to Tom Seither, class of 1958. The Coach Jim Connor Award is an award being given to Seither for exemplifying the ideals and traditions of Newport Central Catholic and for the excellence he has achieved in his work and his personal life. In addition, the Fr. John Hegenauer Community Service Award will be given to Steve Halpin, class of 1967, for his commitment to Newport Central Catholic and to the family values NCCHS strives to impart to its students.
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After a long late-season break between games, the Campbell County High School girls’ varsity basketball team earned its 12th win of the season. The Camels defeated Bourbon County 39-28 after weather postponed the team’s final two home games of the season. The Camels had a 10-day layoff between games due to the weather postponements. “It certainly wasn’t pretty,” said head coach Ed Cravens of his team’s win over Bourbon County. “We were very rusty.” With the win, the Camels improved to 12-8 on the season. The final two home games of the season were snowed out, including the girls’ Senior Night. The team’s seniors were honored with the varsity boys’ seniors on their Senior Night. The Camels have not lost a home game this season. Campbell County will finish the regular season with road games against Dixie Heights and Ryle. “You couldn’t ask for a better opponent in the last game,” said Cravens. “That game will show us our strengths and weaknesses heading into the postseason.” One weakness that the Camels have been working to improve has been its scoring in the paint. Cravens has dubbed the area the “Purple Zone” and would like to see more consistent production in the area. “We’ve got to be able to score closer to the basket,” he said. “We need to work on finishing in the ‘Purple Zone.’” One of the keys to the Camels’ success this season
has been scoring depth. Peters leads the team with more than 13 points per game. The senior center has been the focus of many opponents’ defensive game plans. Her teammates have stepped up to make opposing defenses pay for collapsing on the center. “We have played together pretty well as a team,” Cravens said. “We have always been able to have one or two players step up and score if the other team tries to shut Brianna down.” Anne Marie Dumaine, Taylor Griffin, and Kelsey Miller have stepped up when needed to boost the Camels’ offense. Even on nights when the offense has struggled, Campbell County’s defense has led to victories.
“Our defense has kept us in some games when our shots weren’t falling,” Cravens said. That was certainly the case in the ugly win over Bourbon County. Cravens hopes his team can knock off the rust and get back in rhythm heading into the postseason. The Camels drew Brossart in the first round of district play. They will try to avenge an earlyseason loss. The Camels lost at Brossart, 52-49, Dec. 12. They want to pick up the win when it matters the most. That game was the only Tenth Region loss for the Camels this season. “We think we can win the Region if we can get through district play,” Cravens said.
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February 18, 2010
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
New clock at court building
The solicitation of funds by Judge-Executive Steve Pendry, from the public, in order to pay for a new clock at the new Campbell County Fiscal Court building in Newport is nothing but a ploy to make the voters think the fiscal court is tightening their belt when it comes to spending taxpayer’s money. This ruse is seen for what it is; an election ploy to make the fiscal court look like they are conservatives. $30,000 plus for a outside clock when they just spent $14,000,000 for a unnecessary new building while the offices in Alexandria sit vacant.
The present fiscal court never let it hamper them from spending foolishly during a recession and raising taxes every year. Since Steve Pendery was elected 12 years ago, he has increased taxes more than 50 percent. Don’t take my word; check your own tax records. We need a complete overhaul of the fiscal court make-up. Anyone can tax, but can they offer leadership. I am for replacing the entire fiscal court makeup come November 2010. Respectfully, Lloyd Rogers Ridgeway Crossing Alexandria
CH@TROOM Last week’s question
At which Winter Olympic sport do you wish you could excel? Which Winter Olympics sports do you like to watch? “I was watching the ‘curling’ competition last winter Olympics and really enjoyed it, so that would be a sport I would like to excel in. Other sports I will watch are skiing, luge, snowboarding. I like almost all of the winter sports! Let the games begin!” N.C., Florence “I don’t actually watch much of the Olympics – summer or winter – although I’d be happy to excel in any of these sports.” J.H. “Since I do not know how to ski, cannot even stand on ice skates and am as graceful as a hippopotamus, I would like to do the ski jumps that include airborne flips and do a couples ice-skating competition. I would even settle for a silver medal. GO USA!” G.G. “Bobsled.”
“At which winter sport do you wish you could excel? That would be downhill skiing. I remember going to Perfect North slopes years ago when our kids were little, and I couldn’t even manage the kiddy runs! Which Olympic sport do you like to watch? That would be ski jumping. I sometimes wonder how a person can muster the courage to do that the very first time. There doesn’t seem to be any way to ‘ease into it.’ It’s all or nothing.” Bill B. “I’d love to be able to ski, although I’ve never tried to. Probably because I know with my lack of coordination, I’d be the one who would break his leg. “My favorite winter Olympic sport is the luge. Tobogganing down a frozen tack going 90 mph looks like a lot of fun, although it could be hazardous to your health.” R.L.H. “It would have to be curling! The precision, grace and technical skill required for this challenging sport are fascinating. Plus the excitement of the huge fan base and the tension in each match are overwhelming. To stand on the center podium with a gold medal for curling draping gracefully around my neck would be an awe-inspiring, life-changing event for me!!! How much more pride could one American endure? ‘Nuff said ...” M.M.
Next question: Do you plan to fill out your census form? Send your response to email@example.com with “chatroom” in the subject line. “I wish I could excel at ski jumping. It would be a thrill to soar through the air as the Olympians do. I enjoy watching hockey.” R.V.
“I am a big ‘winter games’ fan. I love the ice hockey, downhill skiing and the luge. “I would love to be a great skier and really enjoyed the skiing I did when I lived in the east. Moving ‘inland’ meant the slopes were no longer convenient and it changed all that.” M.A.M. “I would love to be a great ski jumper and compete in the Olympics. I actually tried it while in college in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where they have a ski jumping school. I only tried the smaller, training jumps, but it was exhilarating. I enjoy watching any of the skiing (jumping, downhill or slalom) and have even become a fan of the new snowboarding sports. It’s also great to see curling, which we don’t normally see in the U.S. Go for the gold America!” G.H. “I was watching the ‘curling’ competition last winter Olympics and really enjoyed it, so that would be a sport I would like to excel in. Other sports I will watch are skiing, luge, snowboarding. I like almost all of the winter sports! Let the games begin!” N.C. “I am looking forward to the Olympics. I think it’s fun to watch all of the athletes compete and get along. That’s something we could all learn a lesson from. I’ve never been very good at sports, but I always wanted to be able to ice skate. I just couldn’t do it. I even had the double-bladed skates when I was little. (Somehow, I was wild on wheels.) But, the sport I love to watch is ski jumping! I think it would be neat to fly in the air ... as it looks like they are doing. I’ll have to stick with the Wii games of the Winter Olympics and Wii Fit.” M.E. “I would like to excel at short track speed skating. I’ll try to watch all of the speed skating and the biathlon.” B.N.
Darla Dressman, above, a fifth-grade teacher, read a favorite story and prepared a project when she taught Mrs. Barth’s kindergarten class during the teacher swap at St. Joseph, Cold Spring. Junior High science teacher Jim Young, left, brought some of the fossils and live animals from his classroom along when he taught Mrs. Smith’s fourth grade class during the teacher swap.
Toyota deserves praise for being great corporate partner Toyota has been a great corporate citizen of Georgetown and Kentucky because of the way it has conducted its business in Kentucky and other American communities for more than 50 years. They’ve set an example for other companies to follow. In the nearly 25 years since Toyota chose Georgetown as the location for its largest North American plant, the company has been a model corporate citizen. The Georgetown facility now manufactures engines in addition to automobiles, all part of a $5.3billion investment in the commonwealth. Since 2005, all of the Georgetown site’s waste has been recycled or re-used, saving precious landfill space in the Bluegrass Region. Their on-site vegetable garden contributes more than one thousand tons of produce for God’s Pantry. In all, Toyota has given sponsorships or donations worth more than $37 million to local charitable groups with missions ranging from education to social services. In light of these facts, what community wouldn’t want Toyota? We’re lucky to have them in Georgetown, and I know other cities wish they had Toyota, too. Many Kentucky communities do
indeed benefit from Toyota’s presence, even if they don’t realize it. Toyota’s North American headquarters are in Erlanger, and the State Sen. company’s parts Damon center supplies Thayer distributors across the continent Community from Hebron. In Recorder all, more than guest 9,000 Kentuckwork directly columnist ians for Toyota. It goes much further than that, though. Ninety Toyota suppliers are located in Kentucky, creating more than 10,000 additional jobs. You’d be hard-pressed to find a Kentucky community that’s not affected positively by Toyota. Nationwide, more than 200,000 have jobs tied directly or indirectly to Toyota, thanks to its 350 U.S. suppliers. The true measure of a person – and likewise, a company – is made when adversity tests them. Toyota is being tested now. It is my hope that the company will emerge stronger than ever. I’m proud to have Toyota in my com-
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“Cotton Candy Randy” has opened a new restaurant in Florence. 314 Cafe is owned by Randy Deitz of Union and Chuck Hegland of Kenton County. Hegland also serves as the restaurant’s chef. Deitz also owns Main Event Concessions & Sundries located at his home. 314 Cafe is located at 7704 Suite A on Dixie Highway in Florence. It’s above the Florence Elks Lodge. It serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. The new restaurant opened Dec 1. It serves American fare including chicken, fish, burgers, catfish, gravy cheese fries,
fried pickles, hot wings and entree salads. Alcohol is served too. Deitz said business at 314 Cafe so far is “progressing. It’s getting better each week.” 314 Cafe has eight televisions. “We’re not trying to be a sports bar per se but it looks like during basketball season you can’t help but promote wings and stuff for UK basketball,” he said. Deitz still plans to open the Tully’s Tavern restaurant at Old Union Road and U.S. 42 in Union. But he said he is looking for a partner. Deitz said Tully’s Tavern would be Scottish theme but it would still be American fare with a touch of Scottish fare.
THINGS TO DO
Celebrate the New Year
The Oriental Wok will host a Chinese New Year party Feb. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. The party will benefit the Red Cross for Haiti. The cost to attend is $75, which includes a 10-course authentic Chinese feast, a traditional Lion Dance and firecrackers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 331-3000. Oriental Wok is located at 317 Buttermilk Pike in Fort Mitchell.
Reading with Ronald
The Florence Branch Library will host Bookin’ with Ronald McDonald Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. The event includes a live performance from Ronald McDonald, magic tricks, science experiments and a talking dictionary. For details, visit www.bcpl.
org or call 342-2665. The Florence Branch Library is located at 7425 U.S. 42.
Griswolds to perform
One of the area’s favorite bands, The Rusty Griswolds, will take the stage at Jefferson Hall Feb. 19 at 10 p.m. The Rusty Griswolds, known for playing cover music, is one of the many regulars that play at Jefferson Hall. For a list upcoming shows at the venue, visit www.jeffersonhall.com. For other information, call 491-6200. Jefferson Hall is located in Newport on the Levee.
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whether in sailboats, canoes or kayaks. The scouts learn about all aspects of boating, and must pass a swim test. “Safety is paramount and we take every step possible to ensure we’re all taking every precaution,” said Weber. During the spring and summer the scouts also occasionally take longer outings, having visited the Bahamas once to do some sailing, as well as the Naval Station in Norfolk, Va., where they toured a nuclear-powered submarine, an aircraft carrier, a destroyer and a battleship. “We’re able to do things that most kid our age don’t have the chance to do,” said 19-year old Tyler Weber, the group’s boatswain, or first mate. But the group is about more than just enjoying the water, said Tyler. “I think you learn really how to be a leader, and how to take the initiative to get things done,” he said. “Being part of this lets you learn about teamwork and solving
Makayla Flynn scans the horizon of Lakeside Christian Church as her brother, Logan, rings the bell, at a display set up for the Sea Scouts on Feb. 7. The Sea Scouts are part of the church's Boy Scout Troop. problems, and I think I’ve gotten a lot out of it.” His father, “Skipper” Weber, agreed. “It’s being out on the water and learning new skills - what more could you want?” he said. “It’s a great group that
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Tim Weber is trying his best not to keep a secret. “The motto for the Sea Scouts is ‘The best kept secret for 98 years,’ and I think it’s about time to change that,” said Weber with a smile. “I think we need to get the word out more to get more people involved, because it’s a terrific program.” Weber is the skipper of the Sea Scout Ship 717, part of the Boy Scout Troop 717 out of Lakeside Christian Church. The Sea Scouts, designed for kids ages 14-21, learn about everything nautical, from water safety, sailing and kayaking to boat maintenance and repair. Formed in 2005, they’re currently the only Sea Scout group in the Greater Cincinnati area. “We’d love to see more groups formed, because it really gives the scouts some great opportunities,” said Weber. “When kids get to be this age, their skills are changing and developing and this is a terrific way to challenge themselves and have a lot of fun in the process.” James Fruchtenicht, 15, agrees. He said he was looking for a way to continue in scouting after earning Eagle Scout rank, and found a home in the Sea Scouts. “We go sailing once a week, and that’s not something a lot of kids my age are doing,” he said. “It’s just a lot of fun, and you learn a lot of things you never thought you would at the same time.” Weber said the group currently has about 22 boats in its fleet, most of which have been donated. The scouts use the winter months to learn about maintenance and repair, while they spend the rest of the year hitting the water,
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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD F R I D A Y, F E B . 1 9
ART & CRAFT CLASSES The Great American Aran Afghan Knit Along, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Knit On, 735 Monmouth St. Squares feature variety of stitches from basic cables to more challenging designs. For advanced beginner to advanced knitters. Family friendly. $210 for 21 sessions in advance; $12 per session, plus materials. Registration required. 2915648. Newport. ART EXHIBITS
Salon des Refuses: Northern Kentucky Tri-City Exhibition of Teen Talent, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Art Machine, 1032 Saratoga St. Showcase of works from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Jury process. Works by students from Beechwood and Scott High Schools. Jennifer Baldwin, curator. Free. Presented by City of Covington. 750-9226; www.covingtonarts.com. Newport.
FOOD & DRINK
Fish and Shrimp Fry, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. St. Joseph Church - Camp Springs, 6833 Four Mile Road, Features Mr. Herb’s baked or fried fish, fried catfish, salmon, deep-fried shrimp, crab cakes, a sampler platter and sides. Dinners and sandwiches. Carryout available. $4.50-$11. Presented by St. Joseph Church. 635-5652. Camp Springs. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. St. Bernard Church, 401 Berry St. Church Hall. Fish, salmon patty, shrimp, fries, macaroni and cheese, and sweet or sour coleslaw. Carryout available. $6. 431-9705. Dayton. Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 5011 Four Mile, Includes fish, shrimp, chicken tenders, frog legs, hush puppies, macaroni and cheese and coleslaw. Carryout available, call ahead. Benefits Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department. $4.75-$6.50, 25 cents carryout fee. 441-6251. Silver Grove. Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Holy Trinity Junior High School, 840 Washington Ave. Fish, shrimp, grilled cheese, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, and drink. Carryout available. 75 cents-$7. 491-7612. Newport. 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. 75 cents-$6.50. 6359863. Alexandria. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. St. Therese School, 2516 Alexandria Pike, Cafeteria. Fish or shrimp platter, fish sandwich, cheese pizza, beer, soft drinks and desserts. $5-$7. 4415755; http://www.sainttherese.ws. Southgate.
MUSIC - CONCERTS
John Gorka, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. Singer-songwriter and folk musician. Ages 18 and up. $25, $20 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions, Inc. 431-2201. Newport.
MUSIC - OLDIES
BlueStone Ivory, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, $5. 441-4888. Cold Spring.
MUSIC - ROCK
Motion Sick Love Slaves, 10 p.m. Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 342-7000. Erlanger. The Modulators, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sidebar, 322 Greenup St. Party and dance band. Free. 431-3456. Covington. Dixon Wine, 10 p.m. Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 356-1440. Independence.
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; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.
ON STAGE - THEATER
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. Presented by Northern Kentucky University Theatre and Dance. Through Feb. 28. 572-5464; www.nku.edu/~theatre. Highland Heights. 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. Full Moon, 8 p.m. Village Players, 8 N. Fort Thomas Ave. Romantic comedy. $12. Through Feb. 27. 392-0500. Fort Thomas. Beyond Therapy, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St. Comedy about the absurdities of relationships sparked by medium of personal ads and complicated by intervention of psychoanalysts. $15, $12 students and seniors. Presented by Falcon Theater. Through March 6. 513-479-6783. Newport. You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, 8 p.m. Thomas More College Theatre, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Musical based on Charles Schultz’s “Peanuts” comic strip. All ages. $15, $10 faculty and staff, $8 students. Presented by Thomas More College Villa Players. Through Feb. 28. 341-5800. Crestview Hills. S A T U R D A Y, F E B . 2 0
FOOD & DRINK Beer Festivus 4 the Restivus, noon, Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, 4th Floor/Blinkers. Combination beer tasting and Olympic competition (sort of) that separates the bestivus from the restivus. Connoisseurs can compare complexities of 15 different brews, compliments of Stagnaro Distributing. Admission includes six tickets. Olympic events include Edward Fortyhands Dead Lift, Bat Spin, Beer Pong, Flip Cup, Hillbilly Horseshoes, Baton Draft Relay Race and Obstacle Course. Prizes awarded for best team score and best fan turnout. Music by DJ Fresh. $40 Olympics per team, $10. 371-0200; www.derfmagazine.com/. Florence. MUSIC - BENEFITS
Haiti: We Are One Benefit Concert, 7 p.m.midnight, Leapin Lizard Gallery, 726 Main St. Featuring Ricky Nye, The Medicine Men Band, Bruce Menefield Ensemble, Harper, Liz Wu, Wade Baker Jazz Collaboration, Thrownback Jack, Chico Futuracho, Keshvar Project and others. Cash bar available. Benefits The Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund and Hope for Haiti. $10 donation recommended, $5 minimum. 5812728; www.leapinlizardgallery.com. Covington.
MUSIC - BLUES
Ricky Nye and Brian Aylor, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Junie’s Lounge. Free. 431-2201. Newport. II Juicy, 10 p.m. $3. Mansion Hill Tavern, 502 Washington Ave. 581-0100. Newport.
MUSIC - CONCERTS
Snoop Dogg, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. Cordozar Calvin Broadus is a Grammy award-nominated rapper, producer and actor. $40. 800-7453000; www.ticketmaster.com. Covington.
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MUSIC - RELIGIOUS
Christian Rock Brand Concert, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Grant’s Lick Baptist Church, 941 Clay Ridge Road, Music provided by Two Hands A Cross. Light refreshments provided. Volleyball follows concert. Free. 635-2444. Alexandria.
ON STAGE - COMEDY
J. Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. $16. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.
ON STAGE - THEATER
Colored Museum, 8 p.m. NKU Corbett Auditorium, $12, $11 NKU faculty, staff, alumni, $10 ages 60 and up, $8 student. 5725464; www.nku.edu/~theatre. Highland Heights. Shadowbox After Dark, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. 5817625; www.shadowboxcabaret.com. Newport. The Miracle Worker, 8 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, $17. 513-474-8711. Newport. Full Moon, 8 p.m. Village Players, $12. 3920500. Fort Thomas. Beyond Therapy, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, $15, $12 students and seniors. 513-4796783. Newport. You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, 8 p.m. Thomas More College Theatre, $15, $10 faculty and staff, $8 students. 341-5800. Crestview Hills.
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.
First Ladies of Hip Hop Congress, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. A Women’s Empowerment Night. Spoken word, visual art, acting, modeling, jewelry and more by local artists. Hand massages, and learn about women’s history. $5; men must be accompanied by a woman. 491-3942; www.duveneckcenter.org. Covington. S U N D A Y, F E B . 2 1
Elegant Variations, 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Eva G. Farris Gallery at Thomas More College, Free. 513-460-1844; http://evagfarrisartgallery.blogspot.com/. Crestview Hills.
FOOD & DRINK
Chinese New Year Party, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Oriental Wok, 317 Buttermilk Pike, Celebrate the Year of the Tiger. Features ten course authentic Chinese feast, traditional Lion Dance and firecrackers. Benefits Red Cross for Haiti. $75. Reservations required. 331-3000; www.orientalwok.com. Fort Mitchell.
HOLIDAY - BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Praise Him, 1:30 p.m. Kroger Marketplace Hebron, 3105 N. Bend Road, The Crew performs Black History Month musical revue. Free. Presented by Dance With Me Inc. 9624900. Hebron.
Country rocker Jason Aldean will perform at the Bank of Kentucky Center with special guest Luke Bryan Friday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $24.75 to $34.75. For more information, visit www.bankofkentuckycenter.com. M O N D A Y, F E B . 2 2
EDUCATION Making Your Own Movies, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Grant’s Lick Baptist Church, 941 Clay Ridge Road, Learn how to make movies using photos and videos with Microsoft Photostory. Free. 635-2444. Alexandria. 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.
ON STAGE - THEATER
Look Out Galileo!, 4 p.m. Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Giant puppet show follows Galileo on comical quest to prove earth revolves around sun. Includes scientific experiments. Part of Adventure Club. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Madcap Puppet Theatre. 572-5033. Fort Thomas. T U E S D A Y, F E B . 2 3
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. 572-5033. Fort Thomas. Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. 781-6166. Cold Spring.
To submit calendar items, go to “www.NKY.com” and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to “email@example.com” along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to “www.NKY.com” and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Preschool Story Time, 11 a.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 5725033. Fort Thomas. Pajama Story Time, 7 p.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Ages 3 and up. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport. 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. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport.
MUSIC - BENEFITS
The Jump ‘n’ Jive Show Band, 8 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. Seventeen professional musicians with a conductor, singers and dancers. Cabaret seating. Doors open at 7 p.m. Benefits American Red Cross relief for Haiti earthquake victims. $10. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. Through Feb. 28. 491-2444; www.madisontheateronline.com. Covington. W E D N E S D A Y, F E B . 2 4
LITERARY - CRAFTS
Play Art, 4 p.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport.
LITERARY - STORY TIMES
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. 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. 572-5035. Newport.
ON STAGE - THEATER
Colored Museum, 8 p.m. NKU Corbett Auditorium, $12, $11 NKU faculty, staff, alumni, $10 ages 60 and up, $8 student. 5725464; www.nku.edu/~theatre. Highland Heights. The Miracle Worker, 8 p.m. Sign language interpreted. Stained Glass Theatre, $17. 513-474-8711. Newport.
RECREATION Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night, 7 p.m. Shimmers, Free. 426-0490. Fort Wright.
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LITERARY - STORY TIMES
Pajama Story Time, 6:30 p.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 3 and up. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Cold Spring.
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Hansel and Gretel, 4 p.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Follow Hansel and Gretel as they sing, dance and discover the truth about the dear old lady in that gingerbread cottage. All ages. Part of Adventure Club. Free. Registration required. Presented by ArtReach. 781-6166. Cold Spring. Colored Museum, 8 p.m. NKU Corbett Auditorium, $12, $11 NKU faculty, staff, alumni, $10 ages 60 and up, $8 student. 5725464; www.nku.edu/~theatre. Highland Heights. Shadowbox After Dark, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. 5817625; www.shadowboxcabaret.com. Newport.
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Learn about life “Under the Sea” at the OMNIMAX Theater at the Cincinnati Museum Center, from the Great Barrier Reef to Papua New Guinea. See sharks, sea dragons, and big fin reef squid. The film is narrated by Jim Carrey. “Under the Sea” will play through July 4. Tickets are $7.50; $6.50, 60 and up; $5.50, 3-12. Call 513-287-7000 or visit www.cincymuseum.org.
Colored Museum, 3 p.m. NKU Corbett Auditorium, $12, $11 NKU faculty, staff, alumni, $10 ages 60 and up, $8 student. 5725464; www.nku.edu/~theatre. Highland Heights. The Miracle Worker, 2 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, $17. 513-474-8711. Newport. Full Moon, 3 p.m. Village Players, $12. 3920500. Fort Thomas. You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, 2 p.m. Thomas More College Theatre, $15, $10 faculty and staff, $8 students. 341-5800. Crestview Hills.
Having performed all over the world, The Peking Acrobats will entertain at the Aronoff Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19. Using a pagoda of chairs, wire walking, trick cycling and more, the feats are combined with live music and special effects. Tickets are $32, $28, and $22. For tickets, call 513-621-2787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.
We’re all in this together by ourselves There are two states of aloneness. They are the physical state of being alone (solitude) and the emotional state of being alone (loneliness). Solitude is usually enjoyable and profitable. For those who are comfortable with themselves it’s a pleasant time to relax, reflect, recall emotions, read and enjoy nature. It’s an oasis in the desert of chatter and busyness. In periods of solitude we enjoy being with ourselves and can even travel inside via insight. Solitude helps us build a healthy life, refuels us to better walk in the world, and creates a balance. “If you can’t stand solitude, maybe you bore others, too,” notes an old adage. Loneliness, on the other hand, we perceive solely as a negative – though it needn’t be. If we don’t
know our inner self very well, loneliness can even frighten us. We fear the many imagined or real demons that live within us. Loneliness also tempts us to conclude that we are and will always be unloved, unconnected and rejected for who we are. Loneliness deceives us into thinking we are the only ones so afflicted. We fail to realize that everyone is lonely at times, or for long times. Every human is a one-of-akind person, and that’s both a burden and a glory. In his book on “Loneliness,” Dr. Clark Moustakis writes, “Efforts to overcome or escape the existential experience of loneliness can result in self-alienation. When man is removed from a fundamental truth of life, when he successfully evades and denies the terrible loneliness of individual
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existence, he shuts himself off from the one significant avenue of his own growth.” What? Loneliness can help us grow? He’s trying to tell us that when we are thrown back on our own resources, then this is the time to find out who we are, of what we are made, and to struggle to generate the most wholesome person we can be. The key to ease the pain of loneliness is to discover how to relate to others. Yet, this can be complex. That’s because it requires honest communication of thoughts and emotions along with respect for each other as we really are, not as we pretend to be. Of all people who have ever lived, we have more opportunities today of reaching out to others than ever before. The Internet permits us to exchange information, pictures
and ideas with people around the globe. We can reach out to each other on social Web sites like MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and others. When this is done in a human and moral way, our opportunities for finding people with whom to relate increases tremendously. Of course, just as a knife can be used for good or evil – by a surgeon to heal or a criminal to rob or rape – so can our technology help us or hurt us. Technology can become a barrier, not a pathway, to friendship and relating when used by evilminded and manipulative people. It can likewise be an obstacle to relating when almost all of our attempts at friendship are over the Internet. One young man claimed he had many friends. But it turns out he stayed in his apartment com-
municating (?) with various Internet friends. Face-to-face conversation with individuals and groups didn’t exist. S o m e Father Lou thoughtful soliGuntzelman tude might help him realize the Perspectives real loneliness of his computer-life. “Even if you are a relatively happy person who relates easily to others and who has many close friends, you are probably still lonely at times,” writes author Ronald Rolheiser. Loneliness is indigenous to all humans. The antidote for loneliness is to embrace and accept it. As in homeopathy, the wound is healed by swallowing a bit of the toxin itself. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community press.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.
Minimum auto insurance might not be enough You’re involved in an automobile accident, the other driver is cited, and you rest easy when you hear he has insurance coverage. But, if that driver only has the state minimum auto coverage you could be in for a real shock. Although auto insurance is required in all 50 states, as you’ll see, those who only carry the state minimum can be doing themselves – and others – a great disservice. Mary Hedrick of New Richmond was hit by a driver who only carried that minimum insurance. “Some lady came flying across the median, hit
vehicle hit. Meanwhile, Hedrick’s medical bills come to about $10,000, while the other driver hit has even more injuries. Fortunately, Hedrick’s own medical insurance has been able to pay some of her medical bills, but as far as her now-inoperable car is concerned, that’s a different story. “The other lady that was hit, her car was newer than mine so they said she’s going to get the bulk of the money. I’m like, ‘How’s that fair?’ ” Hedrick said. The woman who caused the accident was cited by police.
another lady and she spun around and I proceeded to hit that lady,” Hedrick said. Hedrick, her son, and the other woman hit were all injured. The women were taken to the hospital. Hedrick called the insurance company of the woman who caused the accident. “They said, ‘Well, we have to get all the information and then we’ll go from there. She only has $7,500 worth of insurance,’ ” said Hedrick. Unfortunately, it’s going to cost more than $6,000 to repair just Hedrick’s car. There is even more extensive damage to the first
“I was so mad that I called her and talked to her. She doesn’t have anything. She says she’s filing for disability,” Hedrick said. ‘I said, ‘Well, that’s not my fault. I feel for you, but that’s not my fault. You’ve really done a disservice to me and the other lady that you hit,’ ” she said. Clearly, Ohio minimum insurance does very little to cover you in a crash. The $7,500 minimum property damage insurance often won’t even cover one car’s damage, let alone two. And the $12,500 medical coverage per person certainly won’t be enough if someone is severely injured.
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Goetta while the getting’s good
Talk about a goetta-making day: This is it. We have almost 10 inches of snow on the ground and it’s still falling. Frank, my husband, is waiting to plow the lane after the snow s t o p s . I Rita When went out Heikenfeld to put bird Rita’s kitchen feed on the window ledges and to feed the chickens, the snow had drifted almost up to my knees. The herb garden is snuggled under a thick blanket of snow. When I came in, I pulled off boots, hat and gloves and sat on the woodstove’s hearth until I got toasty warm.
Before I give you a recipe, I need to talk a bit about goetta. Everyone who makes it has their own “special” recipe and way to cook it. Good friend Don Deimling makes a delicious version and he cooks his in one of those free-standing electric roasters. I cook mine on top of the stove, while others use the oven or crockpot. First, you need to use pin-head/steel cut oats for most recipes, mine included. Dorsel pinhead oats are what I use.
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Check out our Web version at www.communitypress.com for two of the most requested goetta recipes: Jim Reinhart’s and Bill Sander’s. Also find new ones from Maggie Hoerst, my daughter-in-law Jess’ Mom, “Dez” to the grandkids, and Dave Meiser. For even more goetta recipes and tips about goetta, log onto www.abouteating.com
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Spoon standing straight up in goetta; cooked enough to pour into pans I find them at Kroger and most grocery stores should carry them. (Call 1-800626-0702 for a list of retailers near you). My German mother-inlaw, Clara, always made goetta in the fall from their own pigs. They used a bunch of different parts of the pig. But after they moved from the farm, Clara started using pork shoulder, with the bone in. Her recipe was simple, much like my sisterin-law, Claire makes today. My adaptation is a bit more involved, and so far has been a hit. The key here is to get fresh pork shoulder, sometimes called pork butt, from the butt of the shoulder with a nice layer of fat on it. Also, you really need to cook this on the stove a long time. When a spoon stands up straight in the mixture, it’s ready to pour in
the pans. 4 pounds pork shoulder 1 pound hot or regular sausage 10 cups water 3 generous cups finely chopped onions 1 teaspoon celery salt plus 4 ribs celery, chopped with leaves OR 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon celery salt 1 tablespoon salt 3 large bay leaves Pepper to taste 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning 1 teaspoon dried granulated garlic 3 cups pinhead oats Cut meat into several large pieces. Put in large, heavy bottomed pot with everything but pinhead oats. Bring to a boil and lower to simmer. Cook, uncovered and stirring occasionally, for
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Rita’s fried goetta. at least two hours or until meat falls apart. Strain, and when meat is cool enough to handle, chop finely. Set meat and veggies aside and pour liquid back into pot. Add oatmeal. Bring to boil and lower to simmer. Cook, uncovered, stirring often, for one hour. Mixture will be thick. Add chopped meat and veggies back into pot. Simmer for another hour and half to two hours. You’ll know it’s cooked long enough when a long handled spoon stands straight up on its own without falling over. Don’t worry if it looks too thick. It has to be extremely thick to set up. Line three to four loaf pans with foil and spray foil. Pour goetta in and let cool to room temperature before putting in fridge to cool overnight.
I like to leave mine uncovered so a nice crust develops and it becomes easier to slice and fry. Then, you can keep it up to two weeks in the fridge, covered, or freeze for several months. To serve, slice and fry in bacon fat with bacon alongside. Or however you want.
Clara Heikenfeld’s goetta
Clara never measured, like many good cooks. Here’s as close as I can get to her recipe. 2-3 pounds pork shoulder with bone in 8 cups water 3 cups chopped onions 2 large bay leaves 1 tablespoon salt 1-2 teaspoons pepper 3 cups pinhead oats Follow instructions above.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, goetta has Germanic origins, but most people who live in Germany have never heard of it. Inge, my daughter-inlaw who was born and raised in Germany, said she didn’t have a clue as to what goetta was until she moved to Cincinnati. Yes, it’s definitely a Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky “thing.” A possibility about the name is that it comes from the German word “gote” or “gotte” which means peeled grain. The word became Americanized to mean “goetta,” since the ingredient you cannot do without when making it is pinhead oats. I make my mother-inlaw’s recipe using pork shoulder but have to admit, I still cannot replicate that elusive, absolutely addictive, flavor of Glier’s goetta. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.
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NKU’s Hand for Haiti program Thousands are believed to be dead or injured after the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck near Haiti’s capitol, Port-auPrince, on Jan. 12. The relief effort has spread around the world and has now come to Northern Kentucky University. Through a program called Hand for Haiti, hosted by the NKU Office of African American Student Affairs, the university will be serving as a drop sight for toiletry items that will be sent to the citizens of Haiti during their time of need. In addition to toiletries, Hand for Haiti is also asking for boxes of sandwich and
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storage bags for the sorting and packaging of the items that will be sent to the impacted area. “Our campus has a strong history of responding to those in need,” said NKU President James Votruba. “Our response to the Haitian disaster is our most recent example.” Acceptable donations should be in the form of: • Bar or liquid soap • Shampoo/conditioner • Mouthwash • Toothbrushes • Toothpaste • Hair oil • Combs and brushes • Sanitary napkins • Razors • Lotion
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Army Pvt. Amanda J. Detzel has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat
skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. She is the daughter of
Rob Detzel of Fort Wright and granddaughter of Betty Harmon of Independence. Detzel is a 2007 graduate of Newport Central Catholic High School.
camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Dec. 18. PVT.Rogers, a graduate of Highlands High School and former Ft. Thomas resident, successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD Parris Island as one of 65 recruits in Training Platoon 2093. Following ten days home
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Lead by playfully angry and charismatic front man, Ryan Malott, originally of Bethel, 500 Miles To Memphis will be out in all their grit and glory Feb. 26 at Newport, Kentucky’s historic Southgate House and Feb. 27 at Buster’s in Lexington, Kentucky, cele-
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Sutphin Family Foundation gives YMCA $25,000 grant for after-school programs The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the Sutphin Family Foundation to allow more Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati youth in families with financial challenges the opportunity of structured after school programs aimed at teaching new skills, fostering positive social growth and improving academic scores. The grant will be used for after school programs managed by ten YMCA branches - the Gamble Nippert YMCA, Richard E. Lindner YMCA, Carl H. Lindner YMCA, Melrose YMCA, Blue Ash YMCA, Clippard Family YMCA, Powel Crosley, Jr. YMCA, Clermont Family YMCA, and Campbell County YMCA. The YMCA will provides children with an after school environment that offers tutoring, mentoring, physical and nutritional activities, service learning, fine arts, and quality interaction with diverse children and adults. Grants and private donations make it possible. “Without assistance like the generous grant from the Sutphin Family Foundation, it would be very difficult to provide the much needed services our school aged After School Program provides. With 100 percent of our program participants receiving some kind of financial assistance it is absolutely critical that we pull from every available resource. The Sutphin Family Foundation Grant could not have come at a better time,” said Steve Sanders, senior program director at the Carl H. Lindner YMCA. For more than 150 years, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati has been one of the region’s largest youthfocused providers of health, wellness, education, child care, sports and extracurricular activities. Annually through the YMCA, more than 79,000 local youth are engaged in learning the character values of caring, honesty, responsibility and respect. “Due to the current economic conditions we have all felt, the rise in parents needing to return to work, and the changes in voucher eligibility, the grant from the Sutphin Family Foundation is a true blessing. The YMCA is dedicated to supporting ALL families and their growing needs even with federal and state
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the struggling child. Barkley will speak to professionals on “Executive Functioning and Barkley ADHD in Children and Adolescents: Nature, Causes, Life Course and Management.” The March 2 workshop will run 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. also at the Schiff Conference Center. The presentation will provide detailed, current information on the nature and causes of ADHD in children and teens.
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Christin Knight & Bradley Covey Mrs. Cindy Gibbs of Union, Ky & Mr. Kenneth Knight of Burlington, Ky announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Christin Nicole Knight to Mr. Bradley Steven Covey, son of Mr. & Mrs. David Covey of Dry Ridge, Ky. Miss Knight is a 2002 graduate of Dixie Heights High School & is an inventory control specialist at Meyer Tool. Mr. Covey is a 2002 graduate of Grant County High School & is a forklift operator at Cengage Learning. The couple will wed on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at the Madison South in Covington, Ky.
Jason and Amanda Setters of Ludlow, KY would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Alixandra Grace Setters. She was born on December 17, 2009 at 11:29 a.m.at St. Elizabeth in Edgewood, KY. She weighed 7 pounds 15.3 ounces and was 21.25 inches. Proud grandparents are "Memere" Phyllis Atwell of Cold Spring, KY, "Grandpa" Thomas Atwell of North Kingston, Rhode Island, and "Meemaw" Linda Setters of Independence, KY. CONNER HIGH SCHOOL
Kerry Rickard & Patricak Harrigan Kerry Rickard of Covington, KY and Patrick Harrigan of Florence, KY are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Maggie Leah Harrigan, to Christopher Lee Kays, son of Dennis and Penny Kays of Sun City, Arizona. Maggie graduated from Notre Dame Academy in 2004 and went on to receive her B.A. in History from Hanover College in 2007. She is currently studying for her Masters in Education. She works for Delhi Middle School as a 7th grade History teacher. Chris received his B.A. from Transylvania University in 2001. He went on to receive a Master of Business from Notre Dame University in 2006. He is currently employed with the Warren County Convention and Visitors Bureau as the E-Marketing Manager. The wedding will take place on June 11, 2010 at The Redmoor on Mount Lookout Square in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Springer School and Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center welcomes Dr. Russell Barkley, an authority on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adults for a parent education evening Monday, March 1, and a professional development workshop Tuesday, March 2. The March 1 parent program, “Planning, Organizing and Getting the Job Done: Executive Function, ADHD and the Struggling Child” will be held at the Schiff Conference Center at Xavier University’s Cintas Center from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Parents from all over the Tristate are invited to come and hear about advances in scientific knowledge of ADHD, their implications for treatment of children and teens having ADHD, and the critical role parents play in effectively dealing with
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February 18, 2010
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Steve E. Thomas, 28, 251 Park Ave., theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 26. Nathan A. Waller, 26, 719 Roberts St., theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 29. Brittany L. Morris, 18, 3742 Parkview Drive, second degree wanton endangerment at 3742 Parkview Drive, Feb. 1. Kelcey M. Benzinger, 19, 43 Southwood Drive, warrant at 43 Southwood Drive, Feb. 3.
Reported at auto sales lot at 9216 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 29.
Reported at 15 Laurel Ridge, Jan. 25.
Alexandria Pike, Jan. 28.
Theft of motor vehicle registration plate
Incidents/reports Custodial interference
First degree robbery, first degree assault
Ronald E. Spangler, 55, 386 Hidden Valley Road, fourth degree assault at 386 Hidden Valley Road, Feb. 1. John K. Matthews, 45, 1804 De Armand Ave., speeding, DUI aggravated circumstances - second offense, driving on DUI suspended license - first offense, failure of owner to maintain required insurance - first offense at Ky. 9 and Ky. 547, Feb. 2. Jason D. Newman, 35, 407 Garfield Ave., warrant at Mary Ingles Highway and Reinhart Drive, Feb. 4. Harlon T. Steffen, 46, 206 Poplar Thicket Road, receiving stolen property under $10,000 at 750 Kenton Station Road, Feb. 5. Kimberly Hargett, 23, 225 Fargo Lane, fourth degree assault at 10509 Michael Drive, apartment 6, Feb. 6.
Report of man attempting to leave store without paying for merchandise escaped from and assaulted store loss prevention representatives at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 30.
Fourth degree assault
Report of man assaulted another man at 14 Breckenridge Drive, Jan. 30.
Theft by unlawful taking
Report of jewelry and prescription medication taken at 8329 E. Main St., apartment 1, Jan. 27. Report of tools taken from vehicle at 4 S Longwood Court, Jan. 28.
Theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting
Report of over-the-counter mediation taken without paying at 6711
possession of alcohol at 2911 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 31.
Incidents/reports Alarm drop
Residence found in disarray with drawers opened but nothing found to be taken at 1075 Parkside, Jan. 22.
Report of woman bitten by neighbor's dog running loose in her yard at 759 Walker, Feb. 9.
Reported at 100 Rockyview, Feb. 9.
Dog running at large
Reported at 5250 Owl Creek Road, Jan. 27.
Reported at Davjo Drive, Jan. 21.
Fourth degree assault
Report of man and woman assaulted in parking lot by unknown person at 9865 Flagg Springs Pike, Jan. 31.
Fraudulent use of a credit card under $500
Reported at 768 Shenandoah, Feb. 10.
Reported at 5780 Lakewood Drive, Feb. 10.
Possible EPO violation
Report of personal belongings found across street from residence in puddle at 5058 Mary Ingles Hwy., Jan. 24.
Receiving stolen property
Report of road signs previously taken nailed to a telephone pole at 218 California Crossroads, Jan. 10.
Report of garage door found open and front door unlocked at 6127
The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence.
Violation of EPO/DVO
Four Mile Road, Jan. 25.
Reported at 9855 Riva Ridge Road, Jan. 29.
Theft by unlawful taking
Report of foam building up in creek at 5084 Dodsworth Lane, Jan. 24. Report of tailgate taken off vehicle at Alexandria Park and Ride U.S. 27, Feb. 1. Report of black wrought iron fence taken from property at 11603 Flagg Springs Pike, Jan. 22.
Theft of identity of another without consent
Reported at 64 Fairview, Feb. 1. Reported at 1078 Davjo Drive, Jan. 29.
Third degree attempted burglary
Report of items taken out of barn and put next to door at 12376 Shaw Goetz, Jan. 29.
Third degree burglary
Report of door found opened and tables and chairs overturned at 6680 Licking Pike, Feb. 1.
Third degree burglary - criminal mischief
Report of window and door broken and opened and exterior of house shot by paintball gun at 13960 Peach Grove Road, Jan. 19.
Unauthorized use of motor vehicle
Reported at 12301 Kennedy Road, Feb. 8.
Reported at Man O War Circle, Jan. 26. Reported at Carlisle Avenue, Jan. 31.
Reported at 1301 Monmouth St., Jan. 22.
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Jeffrey Baker, 22, 806 Saratoga, fourth degree assault at 806 Saratoga, Jan. 24. John Watkins, 22, 601 York St., second degree fleeing, theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Jan. 26. Quentin Brown, 23, 510 Isabella St., promoting contraband, giving false information to officer, possession of marijuana at Campbell County Detention Center, Jan. 27. Jeremy Fritts, 25, 414 Thomas St., theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Jan. 26. Jane Steele, 35, 298 West Miller Road, theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Jan. 26. Colby Larry, 25, 1533 Collins, violation of EPO at 5 Woolum, Jan. 25. Brett Michael Hunnicut, 22, 148 Mansfield Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place, third degree assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, menacing, third degree criminal mischief at 120 East Third St., Jan. 22. James Wainscott, 46, 64 View Terrace Drive, theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Jan. 21.
Incidents/reports Theft by unlawful taking
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Tyler L. Smith, 37, 437 Sullivan Road, warrant at U.S. 27 in front of Meijer, Feb. 7. Holly M. McCann, 31, 1909 1/2 Greenup St., speeding, DUI - first offense at Ky. 9 and Ky. 547, Feb. 8. Aliscia M. Findley, 23, 3991 Harrisburg Road, possession of marijuana, second degree promoting contraband at 7647 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 8. Ronnie D. Brock, 54, 9069 Heritage Court, fourth degree assault at 9069 Heritage Court, Feb. 8. Ervin C. Schuchart III, 20, 420 W. 9th St., failure to wear seat belts, operating on suspended or revoked operators license at Mary Ingles Highway and Lois Lane, Feb. 2. Gregory S. Waites, 43, 704 Amhurst Drive, no registration plates, DUI first offense at I-275 at Three Mile exit, Feb. 11. Sean M. Hall, 20, 925 GarfieldWoodrow Road, warrant at Murnan Road, Jan. 21. Robert C. Morgan, 59, 9602 Summer Hill Road, fourth degree assault at 9602 Summer Hill Road, Jan. 21. Jeffrey W. Willis, 42, 215 Bridle Court, DUI - first offense at 6302 Licking Pike, Jan. 22. Donald L. Weinel, 52, 5095 Charles Lane, alcohol intoxication in a public place - first and second offense, first degree disorderly conduct at 5095 Chase Lane, Jan. 27. Nathan R. Steigel, 20, 6097 Black Road, possession of marijuana, tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia first offense, pears ages 18-20 in
Starting Feb. 14, Gold Star Chili will sponsor its first annual Neighbor-Helping-Neighbor Canned Food Drive, benefiting Matthew 25: Ministries, a Cincinnatibased international humanitarian relief organization. For the canned food drive, Gold Star Chili is calling all locals to bring canned or other non-perishable food items to any neighborhood Gold Star Chili restaurant. On National Chili Day, Feb. 25, Gold Star Chili will count and collect all the donated food items from its participating restaurant locations and make a matching donation of its canned Cincinnati-style chili. To learn more about Matthew 25: Ministries, visit www.m25m.org or call 513-793-6256.
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Mildred Monteith Bonniville, 94, Wilder, died Feb. 9, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was an office manager for Jacobs Construction Co. and a member of Highland United Methodist Church in Fort Thomas, Circle 10 Group and Order of the Eastern Star. Her husband, Charles Bonniville, died in 1971, Survivors include her daughter, Charlene Brown of Wilder; son, Kenneth Bonniville of Blountsville, Ala.; brother, Gene Monteith of Tulsa, Okla.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Big Stef, Inc., P.O. Box 1844, Newport, KY 41071; Highland United Methodist Church, 406 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075; or Rosedale Manor, 4250 Glenn Ave., Latonia, KY 41015.
Bethel Collins Cantrell, 81, Alexandria, died Feb. 6, 2010, at her home. She was a homemaker and member of Alexandria United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Charles Cantrell, and son, Sam Cantrell of Alexandria. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Alexandria Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
James Clark, 79, Newport, died Feb. 9, 2010, at Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport. He was a police officer with the city of Newport for more than 24 years, a security officer at St. Luke Hospital in Fort Thomas, a Marine Corps veteran, member of the Disabled American Veterans and First Baptist Church of Cold Spring. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Margaret “Sue” Lyle Clark and sister, Julia Negich of Highland Heights. Entombment was in Evergreen Cemetery Mausoleum, Southgate. Memorials: First Baptist Church of Cold Spring, 4410 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.
Jack Dischar, 73, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of California, Ky., died Jan. 12, 2010, in Tarpon Bayou Center, Tarpon Spring, Fla. He was an electrician. His wife, Rosemary Butsch Dischar, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Leslie Henry of Newport and Nicole Brink of Fort Thomas; sons, Rick Dischar of Alexandria, John Dischar of California and Joshua Dischar of Petersburg; brothers, Harry Dischar of Amelia and Bud Dischar of Alexandria; sisters, Ann Peters of Alexandria and Mary Inabitt of Highland Heights and 11 grandchildren. Alexandria Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Shirley Gubser Gall, 81, Fort Thomas, died Feb. 7, 2010, at her home. She was a nurse at St. Elizabeth Covington and various hospitals in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati, a volunteer for more than 25 years with the American Red Cross and taught swimming lessons at Tacoma, Covington Pools and Our Lady of Highlands. Her husband, Andrew J. Gall, died in 2008. Survivors include her sons, David, Greg and Andy Gall, all of Fort Thomas; daughters, Roxanne Gall of Melbourne and Danielle Gall of Diamond Bar, Calif.; sister, Carol Grossler of Bellevue and three grandchildren. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Cold Spring. Memorials: St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1803 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.
Paul Roy Gibson, 54, Newport, died Feb. 9, 2010, at his home. Survivors include his companion, Karen Swanson of Newport; mother, Louise Gibson of Gallatin County; brothers, Charles Gibson of Cincinnati, James Gibson of Bromley, Billie Gibson of Georgetown and Babs Rowlett of Covington; sisters, Margaret Couch of Covington, Wanda Fieler of Sardina, Ohio and Bertie Campbell of Colerain. Burial was in Landmark Baptist Cemetery, Woodlawn, Ohio.
Dorothy Weber Enos Goshorn, 82, Fort Thomas, died Feb. 10, 2010, at Carmel Manor Nursing Home, Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker; a member of Christ Church United Church of Christ in Fort Thomas, a volunteer with St. Luke Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and a longtime member of Fort Thomas Woman’s Club. Her first husband, Robert J. Enos, died in 1978. Survivors include her husband, Richard M. Goshorn; daughters, Carolyn Chafin of Mount Healthy, Ohio and Donna Wilson of Fort Thomas; son, John Enos of Fairfield; stepdaughters, Rebecca Kelm of Fort Thomas, Elizabeth Gierosky of Chardon, Ohio and Jennifer Ward of Woodinville, Wash.; stepson, Richard Goshorn of Reston, Va.; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, Fort Thomas, handled the arrangements.
Sheila Gayle Herald, 46, California, a homemaker, died Feb. 10, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. Survivors include her partner, Tim Nolan of California; son, Shaun Aeschliman of St. Bernard; daughter, Raven Aeschliman of Fort Thomas; brothers, Randy Burton of Falmouth, Mark Burton of California and Eddie
Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 283-0404 for more information. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513-242-4000 for pricing details. For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the "Obituaries" link at NKY.com. Burton of Lexington and sister, Shari Turner of Dayton.
Michelle DeCanter of Wilder; brother, Edward Roaden of Cold Spring; sister, Norma Roaden of Silver Grove; and four grandchildren. Peoples Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: Bethesda General Baptist Church, 5082 Dodsworth Lane, Cold Spring, KY 41076; or American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.
Patricia Bishop Ison, 37, Alexandria, died Feb. 8, 2010, at her home. Survivors include her husband, William Wayne Kincaid of Alexandria; daughters, Summer and Emily Ison of Williamstown; son, David Ison of Williamstown; mother, Orpha Bishop of Williamstown; father, Edward Bishop of Williamstown; sisters, Linda Gibson and Michaela Bishop, both of Manchester; brother, Ted Bishop of Williamstown; and grandmother, Martha Callahan of Harrison, Ohio. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery, Dry Ridge. Memorials: Family of Patricia Ison, c/o Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Williamstown, KY 41097.
Sharon L. Senger Kyle, 74, a homemaker of Simi Valley, Calif., formerly of Dayton, died Feb. 5, 2010, at Simi Valley Rehab and Nursing Center, Calif. Her husband, Alfred Kyle, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Donna Kyle of Florida; daughter-in-law and caregiver, Linda Kyle of California; sons, Ricky Kyle of California and Terry Kyle of Florida and two grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.
Carol Sue Kite, 58, Newport, died Feb. 11, 2010, at a friend’s home. Survivors include her son, Joey Kite of Morning View; daughters, of Trisha Smith of Alexandria and
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Don Casebolt, 68, of Orange, Calif., formerly of Newport, died Feb. 4, 2010, in Orange, Calif. He worked for Carl’s Jr. Restaurant, Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. and he was a Marine Corps veteran. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Ruth Rhodes Casebolt of Orange, Calif.; daughter, Diana Lawrence of Orange, Calif.; brothers, Jerry Casebolt of Florence, Roy and Ron Casebolt of Newport and one grandson. Burial was in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif. Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home, handled the arrangements.
February 18, 2010
INDEPENDENT AUDITOR’S REPORT To The Mayor and Council City of Bellevue Campbell County, Kentucky Annual audit is available for public inspection at the Bellevue City Building, 616 Poplar Street Bellevue KY 41073 during normal working hours 8:00am - 4:30pm. Any citizen may obtain a copy for personal use at a cost of $0.25 per page. Copies of the ﬁnancial statement only are available at no cost from the Ofﬁce of the Clerk - Treasurer, 616 poplar Street Bellevue KY 41073. Mary H. Scott, City Clerk/Treasurer. I have audited the accompanying ﬁnancial statements of the governmental activities, the business-type activities, each major fund, and the aggregate remaining fund information of City of Bellevue as of and for the year ended June 30, 2009, which collectively comprise the City’s basic ﬁnancial statements as listed in the table of contents. These ﬁnancial statements are the responsibility of the City of Bellevue’s management. My responsibility is to express opinions on these ﬁnancial statements based on my audit. I conducted my audit in accordance with auditing standards and the standards generally accepted in the United States of America and the standards applicable to ﬁnancial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States. Those standards require that I plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the ﬁnancial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the ﬁnancial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and signiﬁcant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall ﬁnancial statement presentation. I believe that my audit provides a reasonable basis for my opinion. In my opinion, the basic ﬁnancial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the respective ﬁnancial position of the governmental activities, the business-type activities, each major fund, and the aggregate remaining fund information of the City of Bellevue as of June 30, 2009 and the respective changes in ﬁnancial position and cash ﬂows, where applicable, thereof and for the year then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. In accordance with Government Auditing Standards, I have. also issued a report dated December 21, 2009, on my consideration of City of Bellevue’s internal control over ﬁnancial reporting and on my tests of its compliance with certain provisions of laws, regulations, contracts and grant agreements and other matters. The purpose of that report is to decide the scope of my testing of the internal control over ﬁnancial reporting and compliance and the results of that testing and not to provide an opinion on the internal control over ﬁnancial reporting or on compliance. That report is an integral part of an audit performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and should be read in conjunction with this report in considering the results of my audit. The Management’s discussion and analysis information on pages 3 through 6 are not a required part of the basic ﬁnancial statements but are supplementary information required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. I have applied certain limited procedures, which consisted principally of inquiries of management regarding the methods of measurement and presentation of the supplementary information. However, I did not audit the information and express no opinion on it. My audit was made for the purpose of forming an opinion on the ﬁnancial statements that collectively comprise the City of Bellevue’s basic ﬁnancial statements. The additional information shown on pages 33 and 38 is presented for the purpose of additional analysis and is not a required part of the ﬁnancial statements. Such information has been subjected to the auditing procedures applied in the audit of the ﬁnancial statements and, in my opinion, is fairly stated in all material respects in relation to the ﬁnancial statements taken as a whole. Robert A. Berling Jr., Certiﬁed Public Accountant • December 21,2009 CITY OF BELLEVUE, KENTUCKY STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE-BUDGET AND ACTUAL GENERAL FUND Year ended June 30, 2009 Budgeted Amounts Revenues: From local sources Taxes Property Motor vehicle Utilities Insurance premiums tax License permits and fees Earnings on investments Fines and penalties Charges for services Other local revenues Intergovernmental- intermediate Intergovernmental- state Intergovernmental- federal
Total revenues Expenditures: Administrative and legislative: Salaries and beneﬁts Other Police department: Salaries and beneﬁts Other Public works department: Salaries and beneﬁts Other Special appropriations: Bellevue/Dayton ﬁre department allotment Other Capital outlay Total expenditures Excess (deﬁcit) of revenues over expenditures Other Financing Sources (Uses) Proceeds from borrowings Proceeds from sale of ﬁxed assets Operating transfers in Operating transfers (out) Total other ﬁnancing sources (uses) Excess (deﬁcit) of revenues and other ﬁnancing sources over expenditures and other ﬁnancing uses Fund balance, July 1, 2008 Fund balance, June 30, 2009
903,300 93,100 205,800 718,300 1,345,000 6,700 22,500 401,200 22,100 55,500 4,500
950,225 88,889 228,302 697,533 1,275,216 10,798 19,850 444,518 22,707 1,159 57,561 51,676
$ 46,925 (4,211) 22,502 (20,767) (69,784) 4,098 (2,650) 43,318 607 1,159 2,061 47,176
683,100 136,900 -
683,100 135,220 -
672,000 96,305 -
11,100 38,915 -
903,300 93,100 205,800 718,300 1,345,000 6,700 22,500 401,200 22,100 55,500 4,500
Variance with Final Budget Favorable (Unfavorable)
See independent auditor’s report and accompanying notes to ﬁnancial statements
Notification for LOMR Floodway Revision The City of Wilder, Kentucky, Administrative Department, in accordance with National Flood Insurance Program regulation 65.7(b)(1), hereby gives notice of the City’s intent to revise the floodway, generally located from Rosewood Drive to just south of Pooles Creek. Specifically, the floodway shall be revised from a point on the east bank of the Licking River 6.21 miles to a point 7.23 miles upstream of the confluence with the Ohio River (from crosssection V to crosssection X on the City of Wilder Flood Insurance Rate Map). As a result of the floodway revision, the floodway shall narrow with a maximum narrowing of 483 feet at a point approximately 6.71 miles upstream of the confluence with the Ohio River. Maps and detailed analysis of the floodway revision can be reviewed at the City of Wilder Municipal Building at 520 Licking Pike, Wilder, Kentucky. Interested persons may call Mr. Terry Vance, City Administrator/Floodpl ain Coordinator at (859) 581-8884 for additional information from February 19 2010 to May 19, 2010. 1001537216
NOTICE OF ADOPTION, TITLES AND SUMMARIES OF ALEXANDRIA ORDINANCES 2010-1, 2 & 3 I hereby certify that the following are the Titles and Summaries of Ordinances 2010-01, 02 and 03 of the City of Alexandria, in Campbell County, Kentucky, adopted by City Council on February 5, 2010: ORDINANCE NO. 2010-01: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALEXAN DRIA, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, ADOPTING THE 2009 S-11 SUPPLEMENT TO THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA CODE OF ORDINAN CES, AS PREPARED BY THE AMERICAN LEGAL PUBLISHING CORPORA TION. This Ordinance adopts a Supplement to the Code of Ordinances, entitled the 2009 S-11 Supplement, which incorporates Kentucky statutory changes through 2009 and integrates City ordinance changes through and including Ordinance 2009-12, which was prepared by the American Legal Publishing Corporation. ORDINANCE NO. 2010-02: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALEXAN DRIA, IN CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, AMENDING CHAPTER 91 OF THE CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES IN ORDER TO CREATE A NEW SECTION THEREIN TO REQUIRE OWNERS OF REAL ESTATE TO MOW THE GRASS ABUTTING THE PUBLICLY DEDICATED STREET, INCLUDING GRASS LOCATED WITHIN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY, AND DECLAR ING EXCESSIVE GROWTH WITHIN THIS AREA A PUBLIC NUISANCE SUBJECT TO THE CITY’S NUISANCE ABATEMENT PROCEDURE. This Ordinance requires property owner to maintain the grass and vegetation in the right-of-way between the owners line and the pavement in addition to the sidewalk maintenance which is already required. It also subjects violations to be under the abatement procedures already in the City’s Code of Ordinances.
REQUEST FOR BIDS The Campbell County Cable Board, 10 Hilltop Drive, Highland Heights, Kentucky 41076 will receive sealed bids, until Noon on February 23, 2010. The bids will be for video equipment the Board has deemed surplus. For a list of equipment please refer to www.campbellmedia. org<http://www.camp bellmedia.org>. The Campbell County Cable Board reserves the right to reject any ORDINANCE NO. 2010-03: AN ORDIand all bids.1538422 NANCE OF THE CITY OF ALEXAN NOTICE City of Fort Thomas Design Review Board The Design Review Board of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, will hold a public hearing at the City Building, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, on Thursday, February 25th at 6:00 P.M. for the following: Public Hearing: To consider an application for Building Signage for property located at 107 N. Ft. Thomas Avenue; David Rawlings, Applicant and Owner. The City of Fort Thomas will make every reasonable accommodation to assist qualified disabled persons in obtaining access to available services or in attending City activities. If there is a need for the City to be aware of a specific disability, you are encouraged to contact the City of Ft. Thomas General Services Department at (859) 572-1210 so that suitable arrangements can be considered prior to the delivery of the service or the date of the meeting. 9015 LEGAL NOTICE The Bellevue Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday March 2, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. in the Callahan Community Center, 322 Van Voast Avenue, Bellevue, Kentucky, 41073. The meeting will be held for all interested parties to hear and present evidence relative to the following agenda items: *Text Amendments For more information, please contact John M. Yung, Zoning Administrator at (859) 4318866. 1539302
DRIA, IN CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, AMENDING SECTION 151.01 OF THE CITY CODE OF ORDINAN CES IN ORDER TO ADOPT THE KENTUCKY BUILDING CODE NINTH EDITION 2007, THE 2006 INTERNATION AL RESIDENTIAL CODE FOR ONEAND TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS, AND THE 2006 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE. This Ordinance updates the City’s Codes relating to buildings and construction, in order to comply with current law, and to enable the citizens and property owners to obtain more favorable insurance rates. I, Michael A. Duncan, an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, for Ziegler & Schneider, P.S.C., City Attorneys for the City of Alexandria, in Campbell County, Kentucky, do hereby certify that this Notice of Adoption, Titles and Summaries of Ordinances 2010-01, 02 and 03 was prepared by me, and that it represents an accurate description of the summary of the contents of the Ordinances. The full text of the Ordinances, any Exhibits, and other information relative to the Ordinances, are on file at the office of the City Clerk, 8236 West Main Street, Alexandria, Kentucky 41001. /s/ Michael A. Duncan Michael A. Duncan For Ziegler & Schneider, P.S.C. City Attorneys 1001538636 Date: February 18, 2009 Legal Advertisement Project: Ripple Creek Pump Station to Main Street Tank Water Main Extension - Phase 2 On February 11, 2010 the Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) advertised an "Invitation to Bid" for the "Ripple Creek Pump Station to Main Street Tank Water Main Extension - Phase 2" project for sealed bids to be received at: Northern Kentucky Water District, 2835 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, Kentucky 41018, until March 3, 2010. The Owner has cancelled this Invitation to Bid until further notice. Richard Harrison, Vice President of Engineer ing, Northern Kentucky Water District 1001539149
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Isaac Alberto Martinez, 51, of Corpus Christi, Texas, formerly of Fort Thomas, died Feb. 8, 2010, at his home. Survivors include his parents Aureliano and Margarita Martinez; and sisters, Rebeca Walker, Lupita
Laber and Maria Schutte. Maxwell P. Dunn Funeral Service & Crematory, Corpus Christi, handled the arrangements. Memorials: American Academy of Neurology Foundation, 1080 Montreal Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55116.
Richard Allen Mattingly, 69, of
Highland Heights, died Feb. 11, 2010, at his home. He was a mechanic for Riggs School Bus Company. Survivors include his sons, Michael and Timothy Mattingly of Fort Thomas; daughter, Melissa Trail of Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers, James Mattingly of Guilford, Ind. and Michael Mattingly of Carrollton; sister, Mary Jo Mallery of California and nine grandchildren. Swindler & Currin Funeral Home, Latonia, handled the arrangements.
LEGAL NOTICE The Campbell County Fiscal Court at a regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. at the Campbell County Courthouse, 8352 E. Main Street, Alexandria Kentucky, will call for the second reading and consideration of passage of the following ordinance. Said ordinance was read by title and summary given for the ﬁrst time at the January 20, 2010 special meeting of the Court. CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE NO. O-01-10
Howard Edward “Bud” Mullen, 82, Alexandria, died Feb. 13, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky Care Center in Fort Thomas. He was a process engineer with the Ford Motor Co. in Fairfax and Batavia, an Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Alexandria, and a member of the Fr. DeJaco Council, Knights of Columbus, Alexandria. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Mullen and
Carl Thomas Mullen. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Ann Louise Wallace Mullen; sons Howard “Bud” Mullen II of Anderson Township, Stephen Mullen of Erlanger, David Mullen of Fort Thomas, and Chief Carl Mullen of Cold Spring; daughters Donna Beane of Alexandria, Sharon Jump of Delhi and Sheila Lee of Delhi; two sisters, Mary Lou Hall of Madeira, and Jean Ann Metz of Fairfax; 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial was in the St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Down Syndrome Association, 644 Linn St., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202; Children’s Hospital, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45229.
Cathryn Stenger Pope, 97, of Erlanger, formerly of Bellevue, died Feb. 10, 2010, at Villaspring of Erlanger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center. She was an office clerk for 26 years with Acme Fast Freight in Cincinnati, a former employee of Western Southern Life in Cincinnati,
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009-2010 ANNUAL BUDGET AND AMENDMENTS THEREOF SECTION ONE The annual budget for Fiscal Year 2009-2010 is amended to: a: Increase/Decrease the receipts of the General Fund by $371,000.00 to include unbudgeted receipts from: 01-0000-4901-00 01-0000-4504-06
Prior Year Surplus 19,000.00 Fed Grant - DOE Energy/Conservation 352,000.00
b: Increase/Decrease expenditure accounts of the General Fund: 01-8099-0309-00 01-8099-0348-00 01-8099-0741-02
DOE Grant Admin/Consult Fees DOE Grant - Program Support DOE Grant Other Capital Outlay
35,500.00 58,500.00 277,000.00
SECTION TWO The amounts adjusting the receipt and expenditure accounts in Section One are for governmental purposes. Read by title and a summary given at the Campbell County Fiscal Court meeting on the 20th day of January, 2010. County Judge/Executive Approved as to form and classiﬁcation this 15th day of February, 2010 State Local Finance Ofﬁcer This budget ordinance amendment was duly adopted by the Fiscal Court of Campbell County, Kentucky, this day, the day of , 20I0
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Robert Louis Reibling, 81, of Russellville, formerly of Fort Thomas, died Feb. 7, 2010, at his home. He was an Army veteran, worked for General Electric, an electrical engineer, specializing in lighting, working at the Whiteway Spaulding Co. where he became vice president of research and development. His wife, Margaret Zumstein Reibling, died previously. Survivors include his sister, Patricia Schmidt of Cincinnati; stepsons, Rick Porter of Russellville and Bill Porter of Auburn; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Entombment was in St. Stephen Cemetery Mausoleum, Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Vincent DePaul Society, 401 Berry St., Dayton, KY 41074.
Mary Lou Fischer Rust, 80, of Cold Spring, died Feb. 8, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Ladies Society, St. Joseph Church and St. Joseph Seniors. Her husband, Urban F. Rust, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Christine Galbaugh of Cincinnati, Deborah Fuller of Cold Spring and Carolyn Schumacher of Cold Spring; son, Michael Rust of Mason, Ohio; sister, JoAnn Hanneken of Cold Spring; brother, Robert Fischer of Cold Spring; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Entombment was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas.
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Dr. Marcellus J. “Brownie” Schwegman, 94, Fort Thomas, died Feb. 6, 2010, at Carmel Manor Nursing Home, Fort Thomas. He was a family physician for 63 years, a founding committee member of St. Luke Hospital in Fort Thomas, member of the R.O.M.E.O.s; president and board member of the Highland Country Club in Fort Thomas, honorary member and attending physician to the Fort Thomas Corvette Club and a World War II Army veteran of the Medical Corps. His wife, Dorothy Schwegman, died in 1983. Survivors include son, Marc “Chip” Schwegman of Fort Thomas, Douglas Schwegman of Fort Thomas; daughters, Lynne Kehoe of Fort Thomas, Kris Klein of Little Rock, Ark. and Stacie Simons of Bradenton, Fla.; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Entombment was in St. Stephen Cemetery Mausoleum, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Carmel Manor, 100 Carmel Manor Road, Fort Thomas, KY 41075; or Covington Latin School Scholarship Fund, 21 E. 11th St., Covington, KY 41011.
Nicholas Simms, 90, Bellevue, died Feb. 9, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He worked for Hess Eisenhardt and was a World War II Army veteran. His wife, Mabel Simms, and son, Rick Simms, died previously. Survivors include his brother, Joseph Simms of Jacksonville, Fla., and grandson, James Simms. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery Fort Thomas. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.
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