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Vaccinations for victims, volunteers As residents continue to recover from the tornadoes and severe weather, the Northern Kentucky Health Department is offering free tetanus vaccines to those who may need it. The vaccine is licensed for anyone 10 and over and will be available on a walk-in basis from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at county health centers: Boone County Health Center, 7505 Burlington Pike, Florence, Ky. Campbell County Health Center, 1098 Monmouth St., Newport, Ky. Grant County Health Center, 234 Barnes Road, Williamstown, Ky. Kenton County Health Center, 2002 Madison Ave., Covington, Ky.

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Diocese collects for tornado victims The Diocese of Covington will have special collections to assist people within the diocese impacted by the March 2 tornadoes. Send donations to the Stewardship and Missions Offices, P.O. Box 15550, Covington, Ky. 41015, payable to “Diocese of Covington,” with a reference on the subject line to “2012 Storm Relief Fund.”

An aerial view of part of Campbell County taken by Kenton County Police Detective Andrew Schierberg from a Duke Energy helicopter Saturday, March 3, following the Friday, March 2, tornadoes. THANKS TO KENTON COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

Community rallies after ‘punch to the gut’

Sixty families left without homes By Chris Mayhew

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CALIFORNIA — County boundary lines aren’t easy to determine in the rural area around California in Campbell County and Peach Grove in Pendleton County, but the path of a destructive tornado is easy to tell. A hilltop and skip across the Ohio River from Moscow, Ohio, at least 60 homes have been destroyed and more than 140 other homes damaged in the California area of Campbell County and Peach Grove area of Northern Pendleton County. In addition to 60 families left without a home, the historic 1856 Wesley Chapel Church in Campbell County was almost leveled with the roof torn off and caved in. “It’s one of our oldest

churches,” said Ken Reis, of Grants Lick, president of the Campbell County’s historical society. The church, officially known as Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church, was once used as a headquarters by Union forces during the Civil War, Reis said. The church’s bell has been found, and is being kept at the Eastern Campbell Volunteer Fire Department station, he said. An effort will be made to preserve the site, but the church building itself is likely a total loss, Reis said. “There’s nothing we can do to save it,” he said. “When I heard about it almost made me cry.” Assessments of the Campbell County damage is still underway, but there were probably about 20 homes damaged in the county, and lots of property including barns and outbuildings, said Campbell Fire District No. 1 Chief John Daley. At least one, and possibly two

A table with drinks and a donation box from the Red Cross sits in front of the remains of a home at 17871 Ky. 10 on Monday where someone pinned up a U.S. flag. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

homes in Campbell County were totally destroyed, Daley said. “I know Pendleton County has it a lot worse,” Daley said. Gary Wolfe Jr., of California, was part of a group of people with a van parked next to Wesley Chapel Church handing out sandwiches, hot coffee and other foods on Monday. “We all live right here in this area,” Wolfe Jr. said. “This is our community, our church community is trying to help out any way we can.” Northern Pendleton Fire District Chief Larry Record, a volunteer who also works full-time at the Alexandria Fire District,

said he estimates Pendleton County alone has 200 houses with some sort of damage ranging from shingles missing to 60 totally destroyed homes. “We had no serious injuries and no life-threatening injuries,” he said. There were about 10 people treated for minor injuries including a person with a dislocated shoulder and an elderly woman who remains in the hospital with minor injuries and because of her general age and health, Record said. Some people are staying in See TORNADO, Page A2

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cials from Northern Kentucky University came together to discuss the university’s plan to acquire several properties in the area to make room for future developments. During the meeting Larry Blake, the university’s assistant vice president of facilities management, who is in charge of the acquisition process, gave a project overview. The project started in 2009 and includes buying the properties on several streets in the area to make room for the university’s future development. Blake said the information about the acquisition plans, which include a timeline of 20 years or more and no use of eminent domain, is the same information the university shared with residents when the project began. John Ramler, a resident of Faren Drive who helped organize the residents and their concerns for the meeting, said over the

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From left, Flagg Springs Baptist Church volunteers Gary Wolfe Jr., Kayla Wolfe, Chuck Meece, and Todd Meece, offer hot coffee and food to workers, residents and others with warm smiles in a parking area in front of Wesley Chapel Church Monday. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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their damaged houses, and other people are in shelters in Falmouth and Butler or staying with family members, he said. “We have a lot of people who have been displaced and lost,” Record said. The American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and organizations from all across Pendleton and Campbell counties have already donated or have been providing assistance, he said. The most pressing need is for any real estate agents, property owners, banks or landlords with any type of shelter in the area to contact the fire department so they can help get people out of a damaged house and into temporary shelter, Record said. “We’re working at getting people out of noth-

ing,” he said. Arrangements as far as rent and leases can be worked out, Record said. Record said in Pendleton County along between Ky. 154 and Ky. 10 there is an area along the border with Campbell County with damage on both sides of the road and on every side road. “We’re probably talking about a 12-squaremile path of destruction,” he said. Because the area straddles Campbell and Pendleton counties, people have been helping wherever they can to make sure people are alright and have essentials including food and shelter, Record said. Some of the fire departments own volunteers have lost their own houses, yet are responding to assist others, he said. “As a community we’re all pulling together,” he said. “In the end we’ve all taken a punch to the gut.”

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Volunteers who want to help with tornado cleanup are asked to go to one of two staging areas each day this week. Between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily, cleaning crews are asked to show up at one of these locations: • Piner Baptist Church, 15044 Madison Pike Morning View, KY 41063 • Northern Pendleton Fire District, 5900 Hwy. 154, Butler, KY 41006 (Peach Grove area) According to Ryan Eger, a volunteer coordinator, crews will be dispatched throughout that period. He advised against showing up later than 1 p.m. But volunteers may also come after 1 p.m. to help with sorting and distribution of donations. Cleanup volunteers are asked to bring chainsaws, if possible. If any companies can provide Bobcats “those would be greatly used in some areas, too, to move larger items” such as displaced pieces of houses or walls, Eger said. Roofing nails, tarps and plastic storage containers are also needed. As of 3 p.m. Monday, Eger said they’re not getting a lotofvolunteerstodocleanup. “Not yet. We are looking for teams of eight to head out to sites,” he said. Procter & Gamble’s Tide

Cleanup crews along Madison Pike worked to burn debris left by the storms. Members of the American Red Cross, some traveling from as far as Iowa, worked to burn wood. The biggest challenge in the purge was metal twisted throughout what the storms left behind. LIBBY CUNNINGHAM/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Loads of Hope unit is expected to arrive at NicholsonChristianChurchonKy. 16byWednesday,Egersaid. The mobile laundromat, which houses more than 32 washers and dryers, is headed here from New Hampshire. It is capable of cleaning more than 300 loads of laundry every day. The church is located at 1970 Walton-Nicholson Pike, in Independence. The church will need volunteers throughout the coming weeks to sort these itemsandhelpthoseinneed with the distribution process. Call 859-356-7770 for more information. “People are just donating (clothing) left and right,” Eger said. Health regulations require that used clothes be washed commercially before being donated to storm victims. So many donations have been made, that Piner Baptist Church, which is about

two miles from the zone hit hard by the tornado, announced at 5 p.m. Sunday it can no longer accept donations. It is recommended that people check with the Red Cross for information on where to donate. Eger said Monday that “all of the locations are overloaded” with clothes donations. Eger estimated it will take three or four weeks to clean up Piner, Crittenden and Pendleton County areas hit by the storm. “It’s going to take us forever because it’s not easy to get in there with that stuff,” he said. Ky. 17 in Piner is a thin two-lane road and it’s difficult to find a place to park. There have been many traffic jams since the storm and it’s been challenging for emergency and utility vehicles to get through. Reporter Libby Cunningham contributed to this report.

The Imhoffs of Piner had lived in – and completely renovated – their home on Ky. 17 and Paxton Road for three and a half years. It was destroyed by the tornado on March 2 in southern Kenton County. NANCY DALY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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Tina Imhoff, whose house in Piner was destroyed by the March 2 tornado, holds a wedding photo a friend found during cleanup the morning of Saturday, March 3. NANCY DALY/THE

PINER — Tina and Doug Imhoff spent the night of March 2 in their car, concerned about valuables hidden under the rubble at their home in southern Kenton County. “We stayed here all night to make sure the house was protected,” Tina said. It was a restless night, filled with uncertainty about what life after the tornado would bring. Around daybreak, they went out with flashlights to begin searching for valuables. “All they wanted to find was their wedding ring,” said Sandy Combs, Tina’s mom. And that happened around 8:45 a.m. They also found a box containing ashes of Lincoln, Tina’s dog of 13 years who died a few months ago.



Medals, including a Bronze Star, awarded to Tina’s late father were also found . Doug and Tina had lived in the house, which they’d

completely renovated, for three and a half years. Tina and Doug figured they’d stay with relatives on Saturday night. Beyond that, things are uncertain.

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Pendery issues State of Emergency Campbell County Judgeexecutive Steve Pendery declared a State of Emergency for the County for the period commencing on March 2 ordering that the local Emergency Operations Plan be fully executed, in response to the tornado event that came through the county last week. At least 18 homes were damaged and at least two homes were destroyed. Additionally, trees and utility systems were damaged and downed along roadways. The Campbell County Office of Emergency Management is coordinating the response efforts for this tornado event. Contact the Emergency Management Office at 859-635-1111 for

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A bill that would initiate the planning of a war memorial honoring the 110 Kentuckians killed in U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan is on its way to the Kentucky Senate. House Bill 256, sponsored by Rep. Tom McKee, D-Cynthiana, and Rep. Mike Denham, D-Maysville, passed the House by a vote of 92-0 today. “I am honored to sponsor legislation that will remember our fallen soldiers,” McKee said. “We can never repay them, but we can show our tremendous gratitude and respect for their service with a permanent memorial.”

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department to the new building, opening up plenty of space for the new products and the pharmacy. Michael Daniels, a coowner of the pharmacy, said he and Crawford had been considering opening the pharmacy for several years. “When the expansion came up, I happened to be available at the time, so it all worked out,” said Daniels, a third-generation pharmacist. Crawford said while

they offer a “corner drug store feel” with very personalized service, they still offer the same modern amenities as other pharmacies, including a drive-thru, online prescription refills and a delivery service. Daniels said business at the pharmacy, which opened in January, is starting to pick up, and he has received a lot of positive feedback from customers. The pharmacy accepts most major insurances, including Express Scripts.

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Should it become law, HB 256 would set in motion the planning of an Iraq-Afghanistan War Memorial honoring the 104 Kentuckians who died as a result of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and the six Kentuckians who gave their lives in Operation Desert Storm. A committee would be created by the bill to handle plans for the memorial’s design and installation. Those plans—and the names of fallen veterans honored by the memorial—would be required to be submitted by the committee to the governor and other top public officials for review no later than Oct. 1, according to the bill.

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NEWPORT — This summer, the Penguins will make their debut at Newport’s Veterans Memorial Pool. No, it’s not the group of aquatic, flightless birds from the nearby Newport Aquarium – it’s the newest competitive swim team in the Northern Kentucky Swim League. The Newport Penguins Swim and Dive Team will be the first competitive summer program at Newport’s Veterans Memorial Pool, and it’s the first ur-

ban team to participate in the league, according to Paige Ellerman, one of the team’s organizers. “This year will be provisional, but we hope that after a great summer the (Northern Kentucky Swim League) will make us a permanent part of the league,” said Ellerman, of Newport. Ellerman, and fellow Newport residents Bill Kreutzjans, Tom Fisher and Carolyn Bruns, initiated the team as a way to provide a summertime activity for local families. The Newport Penguins will be open to all youth,

not just those from Newport, ages 5-18. Informational and sign-up meetings will begin in late March. Organizers are also looking for both a swim and a dive coach, she said. The team schedule will include practice about four days a week and weekly competitions. NKSL has 10 teams from Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties. The Newport Penguins team fee is included in the family season pass price for the pool. Need-based scholarships will be available.

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Ky. Symphony salutes mischief makers By Stephanie Salmons

Just because the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra will be playing “mischievous music,” doesn’t mean the audience can start some mischief themselves. The fourth program of the KSO’s 20th season, “Mischievous Music, a Salute to Troublemakers,” will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the Frances Carlisle Auditorium at Notre Dame Academy, Park Hills. Tickets are $28 for “A” seats and $23 for “B” seats. Prices for the ”B” seats are reduced to $18 for seniors and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased by calling 859-4316216 or by visiting Folklore is full of

“rogues and precocious rascals who make trouble and court disaster,” a release says. According to music director James Cassidy, the KSO threw around the idea of “rogues in music that were captured by composers.” Along with the music, the KSO will project the story as it happens with the music so audience members can “follow the music and follow story,” he said. It’s something the KSO has never tried before. It’s one way “we could help the listener along” and make some of the places stand out, Cassidy said. The program, which features Paul Dukas’ “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” Zoltan Kodaly’s “Hary Jantos” suite, Edvard Grieg’s incidental music from “Peer Gynt” and Richard

Strauss’s “Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks,” will be a challenge to the musicians performing, he said. “It’s like playing the big guys ... It’s tough stuff,” Cassidy said. The concert will also feature a cimbalom – a large hammer dulcimer – which will be coming in from Cleveland, he said. “Making what we do relevant has been, since year one, an important aspect of what we are and why we exist,” Cassidy said. He thinks the upcoming show will be a fast-paced and fun story telling time, he said. “If you want to come and get story time along with your classical music, this is the program you want,” Cassidy said. There’s one show left in the regular season – “Cinematic Piano” which will be held May 12.


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Ben Koetting, a first-grader at Fort Wright Elementary School, calls on a classmate to help him with a presentation on making banana bread using his grandmother’s recipe. The presentation was part of Kenton County Schools’ “Education Celebration” in January 2011 and had been postponed because of snow. Schools have seen very few snow days this year. FILE PHOTO

Lack of snow helping teachers By Justin B. Duke

Strong Men Jason Kempf and Rilen Pinkston show off their strength. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Moyer kindergarten performs ‘Greatest Show on Earth’

By Amanda Joering Alley

FORT THOMAS — Families and friends of Moyer Elementary School’s kindergarten students filled the gymnasium at Highlands Middle School to see the class perform the “Greatest Show on Earth” kindergarten circus Thursday, March 1. Students from all four of the school’s kindergarten classes performed in the show, with roles including lions, elephants, dogs, seals, snake charmers, tightrope walkers, acrobats, globetrotters, horse riders, strong men, jumpsters, hoopsters, daredevils and clowns.

Lion trainer Ava Meyer leads the lions during their performance. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER

The Snake Charmers, Emily Heilman, Ava Richardson and Avery Wiefering perform for the crowd. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Adam Grimme serves as ringmaster at Moyer Elementary School's "Greatest Show on Earth" kindergarten circus.

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Daredevil Adler Cooper sports some cool shades during the show. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Because of minimal winter weather this school year, teachers and students have a special opportunity. “This is one of the rarities,” said Dave Sandlin, principal at Campbell County Middle School. Campbell County Schools has only had one snow day this year. The effect of only missing school once is there are no gaps in instructional days, which means teachers have to spend less time reteaching lessons that were taught shortly before a snow break. “The psychological impact of snow days, or the possibility of snow days, is so damaging to instruction,” Sandlin said. Even a weather forecast calling for snow in the future has an effect on students’ ability to pay attention in class, he said. “We have become the 24-hour weather watch world,” Sandlin said. With temperatures nearing 60 degrees, students aren’t talking about being sent home like they often do when flurries start, said Pam Sayler, deputy superintendent for Walton-Verona Schools. Walton-Verona Schools hasn’t had any snow days this year and only a single one-hour delay. “They’ve just come to school knowing they’ll be here all day,” Sayler said. Having no major breaks in school isn’t just helping with students’ grades. “It’s been good behaviorally,” Sayler said. With students in the routine of going to school every day, there have been fewer conduct issues, she said. “It couldn’t come at a better time with the new Kentucky testing,” Sandlin said. State assessment is going through major changes this year, and having students in class every day can only help preparation, he said. Sandlin expects as spring break approaches, the routine may get shaken a little because if the weather continues the way it’s been, students will have had no breaks since Presidents Day. “When April 1 rolls around, these kids are going to be ready for a break,” Sandlin said. If the school year continues uninterrupted, there shouldn’t be much of a school year left after spring break. “Right now, we’re on target to get out before Memorial Day,” Sayler said.





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Breds fall in regional final By James Weber

NEWPORT — Brady Hightchew had enjoyed a state championship in football and a state tournament appearance in baseball. The Newport Central Catholic senior guard fell short of a career trifecta as he and the Thoroughbreds saw their season end March 4. NCC lost 54-49 to Boone County in the Ninth Region championship gameattheBankofKentuckyCenter. After trailing for most of the game, the Thoroughbreds pulled even when Zach Ryan hit a threepointerearlyinthefourthperiodto knot the game at 33. Boone County hit a pair of three-pointers right after that and stayed ahead at the

free-throw line. Junior guard Michael Bueter had 17 points to lead NCC. Freshman center Drew McDonald had 14, Hightchew seven and Ryan seven. Senior Andy Miller had four. Hightchew and Schulte were alltournamentpicks.Hightchew,Miller, Ryan, Evan Morse and Tyler Shields are seniors. NCC beat Covington Catholic 59-40 and Cooper 52-38 to advance to the final. Against Cov Cath, Hightchew had 16 points and Schulte 14. Against Cooper, Hightchew had16 and Schulte13. Hightchew scored his 1,000th careerpointinthatgameonatough reverse layup late in the first half. “I knew I needed seven and I had to be patient,” he said. “If I got an open look I shot it.”

NCC forward Andy Miller looks for an opening. NCC beat Covington Catholic Feb. 29 at NKU. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Said head coach Grant Brannen:“Wegotsomeyoungguysstepping up. Brady played as well as he has all year. He took us to another level.”

Schulte started the first two gamesoftheseasonbeforemaking way for McDonald, the freshman center who became one of the team’stopscorersandoneoftheregion’s best post players. When McDonaldsprainedananklelateinthe season against Brossart, Schulte stepped up. And when McDonald returned for the postseason, the Thoroughbreds got deeper. “That may have been the best thing for us,” Brannen said. “Schulte had to step in when Drew got hurt, and he took us to another level. Jake is starting to finish un-

derneath and getting the loose balls.HewasJVatthebeginningof the year just to develop, and he’s peaking at the right time.” Brannen, a 1998 NCC graduate and assistant on the school’s last boys regional champion in 2000, didn’thavemuchtimetomournthe loss. His wife was scheduled to go into induced labor the next day for their second child. Campbell County lost 61-45 to Clark County in the 10th Region semifinals Monday at Montgomery County. The Camels finished1913. Seniors are Cameron Addie, Adam Dullaghan, Dalton Griffin, Kris Miller, Jared White and Jamison Wright. White and Holbrook had 10 points against Clark. Junior Nate McGovney had eight.

Mustangs end with 25 wins By James Weber

Campbell County senior Chandler Gray drives past Montgomery County junior Olivia Colliver in the 10th Region girls basketball final at Campbell County Middle School March 4. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Camels come up short By James Weber

ALEXANDRIA — They had the home-court advantage, but their opponents had the experience. Ultimately, experience won out as Campbell County lost to Montgomery County 47-40 in the 10th Region girls basketball championship March 4 at Campbell County Middle School. Campbell finished 22-11 and lost out on its second regional title, first since 2003. Montgomery won its seventh title in the past eight seasons and punched its ticket to the Sweet 16. “They really, really wanted this and you can see they’ve got that burning desire to get in the gym and start working towards next year and get back to this point,” first-year head coach Mike Murray said.

The Camels, who had lost by 16 at Montgomery Jan. 14, lost to the Indians at two key junctures. They were nervous at the start, falling behind 5-0 in the first quarter and 31-17 at halftime. And when the Camels fought back in the fourth quarter to get within one point, the Indians failed to crack, with their veterans making plays to put points on the board and keeping the lead. The Camel defense had a tough challenge, having to guard center Macie Spence in the post, as well as talented guards outside. Spence, who averages 13 points per game, came in making 65 percent of her field goals. Erica Rogers averaged 12 points per game and had made 87 three-pointers going in, and Olivia Colliver scored 10 points a game and 46 threes. The Camels kept Spence bot-



tled up for the most part, but Colliver and Rogers hit three treys apiece in the first half as the Camels trailed by 14. “You could see it in the first half. We looked like a team that hasn’t been here before, and they played like a team that has been here for eight or nine consecutive years,” Murray said. “We dug ourselves a great big hole.” Campbell chipped the lead to nine entering the fourth period. Senior Megan Rauch started the fourth with a three-pointer, then afterbasketsbyseniorJennaMartin and junior Kaytlin Siegmundt, another trey by Rauch brought the Camels within one at 39-38. “We just had a passion to win,” Rauch said. “We all wanted it really bad. We all knew deep within ourselves that we could beat them. See CAMELS, Page A9

CAMPBELL COUNTY — Bishop Brossart fell to Montgomery County in the 10th Region girls basketball quarterfinals, 51-38, Feb. 28. The Mustangs finished 25-8 and lose no seniors. Brossart shot 24 percent for the game. “We’ve won 25 games by playing hard and playing good defense, but we’ve not been able to knock down shots consistently,” said Brossart head coach Josh Feldmann. “That’s what we have to get better at by next season if we want to take that next step.” The Highlands girls basketball team was the talk of Kentucky for several days last week. Not because of a big victory, but because of the path the Bluebirds took to elimination from the Ninth Region Tournament. Highlands fell 13-8 to Notre Dame in the quarterfinals Feb. 28 at NKU. Highlands finished 17-16 for the year. Highlands had fallen by 28 to NDA in the regular season, so head coach Jaime Walz Richey played stall-ball to the extreme. Notre Dame decided not to press on defense and force the tempo, and led 6-0 after three quarters. Vanessa Fisse scored a basket and Leah Schaefer had two field goals in a row to make it an 8-6 deficit late in the game. Haley Coffey added two free throws. Highlands seniors are Kelsey Kowolonek, Ashley Kraus and Sydney Watson. The Highlands boys team fell 42-39 to Lloyd in the Ninth Region quarterfinals March 1. The Bluebirds finished 10-19. Seniors are Samson Lewis, Carter new and Patrick Towles. Highlands rallied from an eight-point deficit to tie the game early in the fourth period on a three-pointer by Samson Lewis. However, Lloyd came right back with a three-pointer by Tyler Bray, and Lloyd kept the lead after that. Towles and Lewis scored 13 points apiece for Highlands. Lewis had four three-pointers on the night. Turner had 10 points and Baily Witte three.


Highlands senior Patrick Towles goes to the basket. Lloyd beat Highlands in the Ninth Region boys quarterfinals March 1 at NKU. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Bishop Brossart's Abby Stadtmiller (32) shoots against Montgomery County Destiney Taul (23) in the second period. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Newport Central Catholic finished 19-11 after falling 4425 to Boone County Feb. 27 in the Ninth Region girls basketball quarterfinals. It was a rematch of last year’s regional final. Aubrey Muench led NCC with 11 points and Nikki Kiernan had nine. Olivia Huber posted four and Alex Schalk one. Seniors are Olivia Huber, Jamie Kohls, Aubrey Muench and Alex Schalk.


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I knew we would make a run because we all were ready to go when we came here.”

MARCH 8, 2012 • CCF RECORDER • A9 the post and fought through two Camel defenders for a layup and a fivepoint lead. Taul then got key rebounds and free throws down the stretch. “I’ve got great kids who are going to compete for 32 minutes, so at halftime,

After a time out, Montgomery ran a play for senior Destiney Taul, the team’s fourth-leading scorer who had barely taken a shot to that point. She drew a foul and made both free throws. After a Camel turnover, Spence got the ball in

we’re down 14, none of them panicked,” Murray said. “Our intensity picked up in the second half and in some ways, we wore them down. We got some things going but they responded to our run and they were able to finish out the ball

game. They’re a great team with all that experience.” Rauch finished with 15 points and Martin 10. Siegmundt posted seven. Rauch, Siegmundt and junior guard Taylor Robinson were all-tourney picks. Seniors are Rauch, Martin,

Singing praises for Bluebird Towles named NKY ‘That’s My Boy’ winner By Adam Turer

FORT THOMAS — If Highlands High School senior Patrick Towles wins any more awards, his parents may need to add a new wing to their house just to hold their son’s trophies. The Bluebirds quarterback recently added another honor when he was selected as the Northern Kentucky winner of the National Football Foundation’s That’s My Boy Award. Towles was recognized, along with Cincinnati award recipient Joe Burger of LaSalle High School, at the Foundation’s annual award banquet, held at the Westin in downtown Cincinnati on Feb. 28. A quick rundown of Towles’ awards following his 2011 season: Mr. Kentucky Football, Paul Hornung Award, Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year, Kentucky Enquirer Player of the Year, firstteam all-state, Parade Magazine All-American. He also earned recognition from ESPN and Sports Illustrated for leading the

Highlands QB Patrick Towles was recently named the Northern Kentucky “That’s My Boy” award recipient. is a blessing to the school and the community.” The award tallies points based on each nominee's athletic achievement, academic performance, and community service efforts. In addition to his well-documented exploits on the field, Towles excels in the classroom with a 3.47 grade point average. He serves his community as a member of Highlands’ senior council and a math tutor. He performs community service with his church’s vacation bible school. “Even though he is a phenomenal football player and highly competitive, he is also a humble and un-

Bluebirds to back-to-back state championships. Towles passed for 42 touchdowns to just one interception in 2011. He accounted for 4,409 yards of offense (3,820 passing, 589 rushing) and added 15 rushing touchdowns while completing over 61 percent of his passes. “It is amazing, but Patrick has won every football-related award that he could possibly win,” said Bluebirds head football coach and athletic director Dale Mueller. “This one is special because it combines his football accomplishments with that in the classroom and also how he

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selfish person and truly a nice guy,” said Mueller. “He is also a fun guy to be around and is somebody that I would like to go fishing or watch a Reds game or have a snowball fight with.” That humility was recently on display, when Towles teamed up with former Highlands and University of Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen in a pizza eating contest to raise money for the Brighton Center. After a long run to another state championship and with his football scholarship to UK already in hand, Towles still honored his commitment to the Bluebirds’ basketball team and helped lead Highlands to the Ninth Region tournament. Towles’s leadership on and off the field have left a lasting mark on the Bluebirds program. Despite all the accolades, Towles remains down to earth and does his best to represent Highlands to the rest of the state and the country. He will continue his journey next year at the University of Kentucky. “Patrick has been great for the program because he has demonstrated that hard work and making good choices pays off,” Mueller said.

Town & Country Sports & Health Club in Wilder will offer summer camp programming for children ages 3–12. Camps include full and half-day Adventure Camps, Tiny Tots Adventure Camp, and a variety of sports camps, including Kings Soccer Academy, volleyball, Kings Basketball Academy and karate. Camps start the week of June 4 and run throughout the summer. For more information or to register online, visit or call 859-442-5800 with questions.

Special Olympics of N.Ky. » Flag football will be March through June at Pioneer Park and Silver Lake. More coaches are needed. Player screenings for new athletes only will be 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in the gym at Arnett Elementary in Erlanger and 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in the old gym at Lloyd High School in Erlanger. Players should come prepared to participate in a short set of drills and running. For more information, contact John Foppe at 859-743-1371 or email

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Helping those in need The death and destruction brought by the many tornadoes that ravaged our Commonwealth this past week reminded us all how small man is in the face of nature. As a result, we also see how all of us can be the Lord's hands and feet as we rally to help our family, friends and neighbors in need. Saturday, I was joined by my husband Fred, Campbell Co. Commissioners Brian Painter and Pete Garrett and other volunteers as we tried to help the tornado victims in southern Campbell County and northern Pendleton County. Words cannot describe the devastation and suffering that we saw firsthand as we distributed water, food, and clean-up supplies to those in need.

While there may be more information available in the coming days, for those wishing to offer or obtain help in Pendleton County, County Judge Henry Bertram asks for folks to please check with the Pendleton County Emergency Operations Katie Stine COMMUNITY PRESS Center at 859654-6540. VolunGUEST COLUMNIST teer Coordinator Vicky King will then direct your information to the Northern Pendleton County Fire District to send out help or volunteers to assist

homeowners in clean-up efforts. In Campbell County, Director Bill Turner is coordinating efforts at the Emergency Management Office at 859-635-1111. If you are unable to help with volunteer hours, please check with local news papers, radio and TV for a listing of charities that are receiving donations to help those in need. Finally, please keep all of the storms' victims throughout Kentucky in your prayers in the coming weeks and months ahead. Senator Katie Stine (R-Southgate) serves as the President Pro-Tem of the State Senate. She represents the 24th District including Bracken, Pendleton, and Campbell counties.

Medical volunteers are crucial In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, a new program was formed to supplement the health system. The Medical Reserve Corps provides a volunteer pool that can enhance and support public health agencies and the health care infrastructure during a crisis. Since 2002, the program has grown to more than 200,000 volunteers in nearly 1,000 units across the country. Northern Kentucky’s Medical Reserve Corps unit has 382 members, including 117 Boone County residents and 161 in Kenton County. Local Medical Reserve Corps volunteers have participated in a variety of exercises, testing patient transfer, patient decontamination and even for a mock airplane crash. Most importantly, they provided support to the health department during the 2009 H1N1 swine flu vaccination clinics. The beauty of the Medical Reserve Corps program, I think, is its flexibility – both in the time commitment and the type of assistance needed. Volunteers can decide how much they want to participate. The only required aspect is a two-hour

orientation training – the next one is scheduled 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. April 17, at the health department’s district office, 610 Medical Village Drive in Edgewood. After that, volunteers can simply be on Lynne Saddler reserve – creCOMMUNITY PRESS dentialed and ready to assist if GUEST COLUMNIST needed, or they can be more active, participating in additional training and exercise. When the Medical Reserve Corps is called into action, again, the volunteer chooses whether or not he or she is able to respond. Some volunteers may be willing to travel – we’ve helped staff hurricane evacuee shelters in Louisville – or they may only want to volunteer close to home. They may want to give a few hours of time, or they may be able to devote more. Don’t let the medical part of the name be limiting either. Volunteers are needed with backgrounds ranging from physicians, nurses and veterinarians to chaplains, truck drivers and interpreters.

Everyone has a contribution they can make during an emergency. For example, during the 2009 swine flu vaccination clinics, we had Medical Reserve Corps volunteers who directed traffic, guided patients through the clinic lines and did data entry. We also had medical volunteers providing shots or screening patients. If someone wanted to help in the response, we found a job that he/ she was comfortable and qualified to do. With each training, preparedness exercise and emergency response, Medical Reserve Corps volunteers are protecting the health and safety of Northern Kentucky. As the program moves into its second decade, we look forward to continuing to nurture our volunteers, as they are an important asset in our disaster response plans. If you’d like more information on the Medical Reserve Corps, contact Jean Caudill at 859-3632009 or visit Lynne M. Saddler is the district director of health for the Northern Kentucky Health Department.

Boosting domestic energy supply The recent warm weather is not the only sign that spring has come early to Kentucky. As drivers across the Commonwealth know all too well, gas prices are high and expected to get higher in the spring and summer months. Kentuckians are paying an average of $3.69 per gallon at the pump now, and some predict we could very easily see that price go as high as $5 per gallon by this summer as demand ramps up to seasonal levels. Prices that high would be unprecedented—and quite a jump from the average price of $1.85 per gallon just over three years ago, when President Obama took office. But it’s no surprise this president doesn’t seem to recognize high gas prices as a problem or a pain in people’s wallets. When he first ran for president, he said he took no issue with record-high gas prices, only that he “would have preferred a gradual adjustment” to get them there. And the man he appointed to be his Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, once bragged, “Somehow, we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” This president had his chance to show he was committed to boosting domestic energy pro-

duction, lowering the price of gasoline, and creating new jobs—and he said no when he rejected the job-creating Keystone XL pipeline. The president’s consent to that single Mitch project could McConnell have brought COMMUNITY PRESS 700,000 barrels GUEST COLUMNIST of oil to the market each day and created thousands of jobs here in America. Yet President Obama blocked the pipeline, despite an exhaustive three-year review. The president’s anti-energy policies have also taken direct aim at Kentuckians. Regulations recently handed down from his Environmental Protection Agency are targeted at Kentucky coal power plants and will affect electricity rates for all of us. The regulations will require coal power plants to install extremely expensive new Washington-mandated processes, with those costs passed along to the consumer in the form of higher prices for electricity. The regulations also threaten the jobs of over 1,400 Kentuckians that work



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in aluminum smelter plants, plus Kentucky’s approximately 18,000 coal miners and the industries that support them. The regulations will cost taxpayers billions of dollars every year. The coal industry is essential to Kentucky’s economy and a vital part of America’s domestic energy supply—but President Obama’s policies put it directly in the crosshairs. At a time when many Kentucky families are already making tough financial decisions, it’s unbelievable that this administration wants to raise electric prices for those families now and make those decisions even harder. It’s just another example of how President Obama’s energy policies have failed this country. As U.S. Senate Republican Leader, I’m working to pass legislation to rein in President Obama’s EPA and halt its job-killing energy regulations. I believe in an all-of-the-above approach to energy exploration—we need to use every resource available to boost domestic energy supply, bring down energy prices, and free America from its dependence on foreign sources of oil. Mitch McConnell is the Senate Republican Leader serving as senior U.S. Senator for Kentucky.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Thomas Massie to US Congress

Why Thomas Massie? He is Pro-life, Pro-family, and wants to limit government intrusion into our personal lives and business. His story is fascinating. He went to MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) got a higher degree in engineering and started up a company on the high tech beltway that excelled. That company made computers easier to use. Quite successful, he and his wife Rhonda (also an MIT grad) felt the call to come back to their Kentucky home in Vanceburg to raise their four kids. After building his house, Thomas saw a way to improve how taxes were spent in Lewis County. He ran for Judge Executive in 2010 and won overwhelmingly. He is personal and friendly. Take the time to meet him, it is worth it. So why do we need him as our congressman? Right now we are engaged in a battle to keep our area supplied with good jobs, so our kids don’t have to leave to find employment. Efforts are centering around the college of informatics at NKU (Griffin Hall). We are trying to get high tech startups to plant here. Thomas Massie understands the nature of this type of job creation. Hav-

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ing a young energetic congressman who has his type of experience will help our area compete. I support Thomas in the primary election to take place May 22nd because I want our area to grow and prosper. BRIAN PAINTER

Campbell County Commissioner, District 1

Foreclosure matter is not closed I appreciate the many consumers who have contacted my office to thank us for participating in the national mortgage foreclosure settlement announced last month. The $25 billion settlement with Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citi and Ally/GMAC is a good deal, but it’s just the first step in holding banks accountable for a crisis that nearly brought our country to its knees. Wall Street executives made billions while our economy crashed and hundreds of thousands of families lost their homes. As a result of this settlement, Kentucky is receiving $58.8 million to provide direct relief to homeowners for loanterm modifications, principal write-downs, payments to borrowers for mortgage serving abuses, refinancing for underwater borrowers. A portion of the settlement will also fund consumer protection programs in the commonwealth. We believe there are as many as 5,400 Kentuckians who are eligible for up to $2,000 in direct payments from these five banks as a result of mortgage servicing abuses. Borrowers are eligible for the direct payment because their homes were foreclosed upon with “robo-signed” documents, not because they were not in default. Additionally, if a homeowner has concerns about the validity of their foreclosure, there is a process to have an independent examination. Information is available by calling 1-888-952-9105 or at https://inde pendentforeclosurere . We are continuing to work with consumers who encounter difficulty with their loan servicers and hope that some of these problems subside as the

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terms of the settlement are implemented. Please be aware that this process will take time. Homeowners who were foreclosed upon by one of these five banks should be patient as they wait to hear from the administrator regarding entitlement to receive payment under this settlement. If you need to seek some form of loss mitigaJack Conway COMMUNITY PRESS tion, please contact your GUEST COLUMNIST bank for assistance. If you encounter problems with your bank, contact my Office of Consumer Protection at 1-888-432-9257. Be assured, this matter is not closed. I will utilize the resources this settlement provides to assist consumers and continue investigating big banks, their involvement in the Mortgage Electronic Registration System, and their bundling of mortgage-backed securities. In fact, I have subpoenaed MERS, which I believe may have circumvented Kentucky law by failing to properly record mortgage assignments and pay filing fees with county clerks throughout the commonwealth. If you are facing imminent foreclosure of your home, you should contact the legal assistance program or a private attorney in your area for immediate assistance. For assessment of your eligibility for programs operated by the Kentucky Housing Corporation, contact the Protect My Kentucky Home Program at 1-866-830-7868. Jack Conway is Kentucky’s attorney general.

Campbell County Editor Michelle Shaw, 578-1053 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.






Dan Shields, a manager at Arlinghaus Heating and Air Conditioning, helped haul donations to sites in Pendleton County and Crittenden. LIBBY CUNNINGHAM/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

How your donations help

Donations from communities spread across NKY “We’re helping all the people who need help,” Tyler said. “Men’s clothing in a separate pile, clothes, baby stuff. At least 30 bags from today.” Those 30 bags and more get tightly packed into Shields’ truck and head about 30 miles east, to Flour Christian Church in Pendleton County.

By Libby Cunningham

Although the curves of Ky. 27 are dotted with twisted trees, punctured orange barrels and wayward traffic signs, the real remains of Friday’s tornadoes lie a few yards past the Campbell County line. Bill Mason, formerly of California, Ky., sits a few yards deep into Pendleton County, outside Flour Creek Christian Church, with all he has left. Packed in a silver minivan are the few remaining possessions; his life was literally picked up from under him. They include one of his pitbulls, garbage bags full of donations and baby supplies. The only money is from a most recent paycheck. He says the Red Cross has been no help. “I said I had a place to stay for two or three days,” he said Sunday. “They left me alone.” But donations from Kenton County make sure he’s not going it alone, shining a light of hope into Bill’s tired eyes as he starts to come to terms with the tragedy he’s living through. “It hasn’t hit me yet,” he says, sighing.

Helping hands

Samantha Mason is helping her family stay afloat after their homes were destroyed in the storms. She gathered food and goods at Flour Christian Church in Pendleton County on Sunday. Donations from Kenton County are helping the hardest hit areas. LIBBY CUNNINGHAM/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Drop-off centers fill to the brim

Since 9 a.m. Saturday, two box trucks that usually haul heating and air conditioning equipment have taken eight loads of belongings and donations to those hit the hardest, said Dan Shields, manager of Arlinghaus Heating and Air Conditioning. A hasty, blue, spray painted proclamation of “DROP OFF” yielded a variety of swag for tornado victims outside of Jack’s Glass in Elsmere on Sunday. Donations are taken to the hardest hit areas, a caravan of commodities. “We’ve had household goods, water, to prunes, ladders, chairs, canned food, dried food, unopened stuff,” Shields said. “Besides clothes we got dog food, cat food, garbage bags and extension chords.” Even a breast milk pump was donated, anything to help the recently homeless feel more at home. “One of our employee’s (uncle’s) home was totaled in Piner,” Shields said.

Siblings Alona and Max Borden, of Independence, help sort through toiletries at Jack's Glass on Sunday. Many children served as helping hands at the donation center. LIBBY CUNNINGHAM/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

“It looks like a nuclear bomb went off. These folks, they need help.” Tyler Miller, 17, was sorting through clothing donations with his younger brother, Trenton, 14.

Both from Delhi Township in Ohio, they came over the river to help their father’s employer turn a garage that usually houses cars into a makeshift donation center.

The Masons aren’t thinking about the future right now, they’re thinking about living through the coming days. “I have nine people living in my house,” Bill’s daughter Samantha said. Although Samantha’s home wasn’t destroyed she is helping her family as much as she can, trying to be strong for them and standing in a sunbeam as she gathers whatever she can. Containers of applesauce, snack crackers and cookies fill plastic containers that are bigger than she is. She carries the weight of her family’s future in her arms and on her shoulders. “I never thought I’d be doing this, anything,” Samantha said. “My aunt, uncle, cousins. Lost everything. I lost my dog.” Her Aunt Sherry and her uncle have been put up in bed-and-breakfasts for the past few days. Sherry and her husband have no home insurance, no electricity and very little left after storms demolished their home. Despite this, the kindness of others is showing through. Someone handed Sherry $60 while she was waiting to pick up donations, she said. “They have been good to us,” Sherry said. It takes about 20 minutes to fully unpack some of the supplies gathered in Elsmere to the small church in Pendleton County. Shields climbs back into his truck, trying to figure out what he is to do next. Donations are also being taken to First Baptist Church in Crittenden, as well as the city’s volunteer fire department. He heads back to Elsmere. Unpacking a box truck full of supplies in air thick with emotion can be draining, but not difficult. “We have a lot of helping hands,” Shields says, exhaling.


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 9 Art Centers & Art Museums The Art of Food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Culinary inspired works of art by artists Eric Brass, Leah Busch, Marisa Dipaola, Sayaka Ganz, Sandra Gross, Jeffrey Hayes, Matt Kotlarczyk, Pam Kravetz, Jim Merz, Carla Morales, Sara Pearce, Kim Shifflett and Jacquelyn Sommer. Free. 859-491-2030; Covington.

Community Dance Boomers Dance and Nightlife Event, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Music by radio personality and DJ Mark McFadden. Playing ’70s through current hits. For ages 25 and up. $10. Presented by Boomers’ Dance Club. 859-291-0227; Newport. Youth Dance, 7-10 p.m., Alexandria Firehouse, 7951 Alexandria Pike, Firehouse Hall. Concessions are available for $1 each. Ages 4-8. Benefits Alexandria Fire Explorer Post 100. $5. Presented by Alexandria Fire Explorer Post 100. 859-635-5991; Alexandria.

Dining Events Shrimp and Fish Fry, 4-7:30 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. $8-$11. 859-635-5652. Camp Springs. Fish Fry, 4-8 p.m., St. Thomas School, 428 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Hand breaded cod filets, homemade macaroni and cheese, shrimp, french fries, cheese pizza, coleslaw, etc. Fish & Shrimp setups. Child and Senior discounts. Homemade desserts. Benefits St. Thomas School activities.. $5. Presented by St. Thomas Mothers Club and Boosters. 859-572-4641; Fort Thomas. Fish Fry, 4-7:30 p.m., Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 5011 Four Mile, Fish, shrimp, frog legs, macaroni, green beans, hush puppies, fries, onion rings, chicken strips and desserts. Benefits Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department. 859-441-6251. Silver Grove. Newport Elks Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-8 p.m., Newport Elks Lodge, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Fish, steak and shrimp dinners, hamburger, chicken nuggets hush puppies and sides. Carryout available 4-7:30 p.m. Benefits Newport Elks Lodge 273. $2.25-$8.50. 859-441-1273. Cold Spring. St. Therese Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., St. Therese School, 2516 Alexandria Pike, Cafeteria. Fish or shrimp platter, fish sandwich, cheese pizza, beer, soft drinks and desserts. 859-441-5755; Southgate. St. Therese Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., St. Therese Church, 11 Temple Place, Fabulous Fish Fry featuring Baked or Fried Cod, Breaded shrimp, Tuna Melt, dinners with your choice of Mac ’n’ Cheese, fries, seasoned green beans and coleslaw. Fish, shrimp or tuna melt dinners $7. A la carte grilled cheese, cheese pizza and hush puppies. Dine in or carry out. Curbside Service available. 859-441-9137. Southgate. St. Bernard Church Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Bernard Church, 401 Berry St., Fish sandwiches, shrimp dinners, salmon patties, grilled cheese, homemade coleslaw, macaroni and cheese. Dine in and carryout available. Family friendly. $6 dinners. 859-640-0026; www.saint- Dayton. Fish Fry on the Ohio, 7-9:30 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Includes 2 1/2 hour cruise. Menu: roasted pork loin, beer-battered fish with fried seafood, creole catfish, macaroni and cheese, Saratoga chips with barbecue, hush-puppies, southern style green beans, assortment of corn breads, salad bar with accoutrements, malt vinegar, ketchup and tarter sauce, chefs dessert, coffee and tea. $39.95. Presented by BB Riverboats. 859-2618500; Newport. Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Mary of the Assumption, 8246 E. Main St., Presented by St. Mary of the Assumption Parish. 859-6354188; Alexandria.

Museums Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods: Oral History Collection, 1-4 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Boone County Public Library staff interviews volunteers about the floods of 1937 and 1997. Included with admission. 859-491-4003; Covington.

Music - Acoustic Bob Cushing, 9 p.m., Sis’s Family Affair, 837 Monmouth St., 859-431-3157. Newport.

Music - Concerts Marty Stuart, 7:30 p.m., Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Grand Ballroom. County music singer and guitarist. Includes dinner buffet at 6 p.m. $75 front row, $65 premium, $55 VIP, $45 reserved, $40; plus fees. 859-7817700; Newport.

Music - Latin Azucar Tumbao, 9 p.m., York St. Cafe, 738 York St., $5. 859-2619675; Newport.

Music - Rock Natalie Wells Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-4913500; Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Bret Ernst, 8 p.m. 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $15-$17. 859-957-2000; Newport.

SATURDAY, MARCH 10 Art Centers & Art Museums The Art of Food, noon-3 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-491-2030; Covington.

Exhibits Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 859-4914003. Covington.

Karaoke and Open Mic Super Bowl of Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Super Bowl Bellewood, 1211 Waterworks Road, $12 buckets, $3 domestics, $2 jello shots. With DJ Love MD. No cover. Presented by Super Bowl. 859-781-1211. Newport.

Music - Bluegrass The Comet Bluegrass AllStars, 7 p.m., SOLD OUT, Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., 859-431-0020; Covington.

Music - Rock Stonehaus Trail, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Includes drink specials. Family friendly. Free. 859-491-3500; Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Bret Ernst, 7:30 p.m. 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15-$17. 859-957-2000; Newport.

On Stage - Theater Visiting Mr. Green, 7:30 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St., Real-life grandfather and grandson, Mike Moskowitz and Joshua Steele, present internationally-celebrated two-man play of redemption and compassion. $14. Presented by Falcon Theater. Through March 11. 513-479-6783; Newport.

Recreation Open Paintball Games, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Diehard Paintball, 4936 Mary Ingles Highway, Play on a total of four fields, plus target range. All ages and levels during open games and groups according to skill set. Includes field pass, paint, rental equipment and unlimited CO2. Experienced players can bring their own gear and play on the PSP Air Ball field. Rain or shine. $39 per player. 859-781-7486; Campbell County.

Runs/Walks Emerald Miles 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m. Includes music by Tempted Souls., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Registration 7:308:30 a.m. Scenic course starts at Newport on the Levee, crosses Ohio River, loops through Sawyer Point into Cincinnati and then returns to the Levee. Benefits Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. Family friendly. $30, $15 ages 12 and under. Presented by Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. 513-721-2905; Newport.

Special Events Passport Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., City of Taylor Mill, , Providing passport information to U.S. citizens and accepting passport applications. Part of the Department of State celebrating National Passport Day. Free. 859581-3234; Taylor Mill.

Sunday, March 11 Benefits Stagette, 2-6 p.m., Camp Springs Volunteer Fire Department, 6844 Four Mile Road, Includes dinner, refreshments, snacks, raffles and bingo. Ages 18 and up. Benefits Camp Springs Ladies Auxiliary. $15. Reservations required. Presented by Camp Springs Ladies Auxiliary. 859-635-9302; Melbourne.

Dining Events Sunday Brunch, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Kroger Fort Mitchell, 2156 Dixie Hwy., Bistro. Variety of brunch items to choose from, including eggs cooked to order, entrees, side dishes, fresh fruit, breakfast breads and more. Milk, juice and coffee included. Family friendly. $7.99, $2.99 ages 9 and under. 859-331-0080. Fort Mitchell.

Exhibits Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods, 1-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 859-491-4003. Covington.

Museums Super Sundays Family Programming: Food Fight, 1-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Afternoon exploring facts about food and our relationships to it. Free. 859-491-4003; Covington.

On Stage - Comedy Bret Ernst, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15-$17. 859-957-2000; Newport.

On Stage - Theater Visiting Mr. Green, 3 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, $14. 513479-6783; Newport.

The Kentucky Symphony Ochestra will perform "Mischievous Music: A Salute to Troublemakers" at 8 p.m. Saturday, march 10, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the Frances Carlisle Auditorium at Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills. Tickets are $23 and $28; seniors, $18; and students, $10. For more information, visit or call 859-431-6216. THANKS TO J.R. CASSIDY

Monday, March 12 Art Centers & Art Museums The Art of Food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-491-2030; Coving-

The 12th annual Emerald Miles 5K Run/Walk will be 9 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at Newport on the Levee. Proceeds benefit programs offered by the Epilepsy Foundation. For more information, visit or call 513-721-2905. Pictured is Caleb's Crew at last year's Emerald Miles 5K Run/Walk. THANKS TO LISA SCHROTH ton.

Art Exhibits In The Moment, Life Captured by Lens, 6-8 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, Free. 859-379-5143; Florence.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke with DJ Will Corson, 9 p.m., The Avenue Lounge, 411 Madison Ave., $5 wine and $10 domestic buckets. 859-261-6120. Covington. Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m., The Pub Crestview Hills, 2853 Dixie Highway, With Mike Liggett. 859-426-7827; Crestview Hills.

Tuesday, March 13 Art Centers & Art Museums The Art of Food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-491-2030; Covington.

Art Exhibits In The Moment, Life Captured by Lens, 7-8 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, Free. 859-379-5143; Florence.

Exhibits Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 859-4914003. Covington.

Literary - Book Clubs Bookaholics Meeting, 7-9 p.m., Blue Marble Children’s Bookstore, 1356 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Great Green Room. Teachers, librarians, writers and Blue Marble staff gather once a month to share and discuss books they’ve read. Ages 18 and up. Free. 859-781-0602. Fort Thomas.

Music - Bluegrass Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band, 9 p.m.-midnight, Zola, 626 Main St., Free. 859-261-7510. Covington.

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to 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 and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Beer Tasting, 7 p.m., Blinkers Tavern, 318 Greenup St., Includes five craft beers and five-course meal. $40. Reservations required, available at 859-360-0840; Covington.

Exhibits Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 859-4914003. Covington.

Health / Wellness Runner’s Injury Clinic, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Edgewood Sports Medicine, 830 Thomas More Parkway, Receive assistance from local medical providers, including physical therapists, athletic trainers, physicians and registered dietician. Free. Registration required. Presented by Bob Roncker’s Running Spot. 859-301-5600; Edgewood. Bones for Life, 6-7:15 p.m., Kula Center for Movement Arts, 110 E. Eighth St., Learn safe, weightbearing movements that challenge bones to be strong and sturdy while improving balance and coordination. Ages 18 and up. $85 series, $20 drop-in. Presented by Future Life Now. 513-541-5720; Newport.

Music - Rock Birdbrain Crash, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Sidebar, 322 Greenup St., Country/rock music. Ages 21 and up.

Free. 859-431-3456. Covington.

Thursday, March 15 Art Centers & Art Museums The Art of Food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-491-2030; Covington.

Art Exhibits In The Moment, Life Captured by Lens, 7-8 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, Free. 859-379-5143; Florence.

Community Dance SwinGallery, 8-11:30 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, All ages. No partner required. Free beginner East Coast Swing lesson 8-9 p.m. Dancing to music by DJ 9-11:30 p.m. Family friendly. $5. Presented by SwinGallery. Through Dec. 27. 513-290-9022; Covington.

Exhibits Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 859-4914003. Covington.

Karaoke and Open Mic Thirsty Thursday Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Birk’s Bar, 912 Monmouth St., Drink specials include: $2 bottles, $2 wells and $2 shots. With Jay and DJ Love MD. No cover. 859-491-0007. Newport.

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

Wednesday, March 14 Art & Craft Classes Crafters’ Corner, 10 a.m.-noon, Chapin Memorial Library, 6517 Market St., Bring supplies to work on own project. All mediums welcome, from macaroni to knitting; crochet, scrapbooking, beading, jewelry, embroidery, quilting, plastic canvas and more. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Petersburg.

Art Centers & Art Museums The Art of Food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-491-2030; Covington.

Art Exhibits In The Moment, Life Captured by Lens, 7-8 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, Free. 859-379-5143; Florence.

Drink Tastings

Cincinnati World Cinema presents the 11th annual ¬Oscar Shorts & More," the Academy Award-nominated short films, at the Carnegie Arts Center in Covington. Two separate programs will be shown at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, and Sunday, March 11. The films are not rated, but are family-friendly this year. Food and beverages will be served between screenings. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 859-957-FILM. Pictured is Morris in "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore." Photo credit: Moonbot Studios. THANKS TO TIMOTHY SWALLOW



Mom’s salmon patties perfect for Lent Our friends down the road, Bert and Bob Villing, just planted the first of their spring crops: carrots, peas and spinach. This makes me literally itch to get the garden tilled. Talk Rita about Heikenfeld spring RITA’S KITCHEN fever! The watercress in our little spring-fed pool is spreading by leaps and bounds, and the maple trees are budding out. The herb garden still looks pretty forlorn, though. Chickweed is taking over so I’ll have to do some serious weeding. But all’s not lost: Our “girls”/chickens love chickweed. Did you know that chickweed is highly nutritious? I like to add it to salads. Just make sure it’s clean, without pesticides, etc.

Heritage house dressing

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper 1½ teaspoons each ground black pepper and salt 1 tablespoon granulated dried garlic ¼ cup each water and red wine vinegar Up to 2½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice Up to 1 teaspoon hot sauce 1 teaspoon Worcestershire 2 large egg yolks 1 large egg 2 cups vegetable oil

Rita's mom's salmon patties THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

Combine Parmesan, peppers, salt and garlic and set aside. Combine water, vinegar, lemon juice, hot sauce and Worcestershire and set aside. Combine yolks and eggs in mixer. Whip on medium high until very thick. Mixture will be light lemon colored. Jerry’s note said “and we mean very thick.” With the whip attachment still on, turn to high and slowly, in a thin,

thin, stream, pour half the oil in. When egg mixture has taken half the oil, add all dry ingredients. Continue adding the rest of the oil, alternating with liquid ingredients, until all liquid ingredients have been absorbed. Refrigerate immediately.

My mom’s salmon patties

Salt and pepper to taste

Drain salmon and mix everything together lightly. Form into patties and fry in olive oil over medium heat until brown on both sides. Nice sides are fried potatoes and mixed vegetables.

Tasty dill sauce

My mom never measured and she used regular breadcrumbs, so use them if you like. Go to taste on onion and celery.

1 can salmon (I used pink salmon) 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 ⁄3 cup each finely diced onion and celery ½ cup panko breadcrumbs

I got this recipe years ago from Bonnie Kareth, a Northern Kentucky reader, when we were both working at Macy’s. I like this so much I use it on other seafood dishes, as well. Mix together:

dill leaves or palmful fresh, chopped Hot sauce to taste 1 tomato, finely chopped (optional) Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.



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ard and Jan Melvin, who were gracious enough to share the recipe. It has an interesting history. Howard told me the original recipe was from the Netherland Plaza Hotel and it was a quantity one. Jan and chef Jerry Hart developed a recipe for the home cook. I’ll have to warn you – it makes quite a lot, but you’ll be happy to have it on hand. It reminds me of an elegant Caesar-type dressing with a bit of a bite. I’ve adapted the recipe only slightly. And yes, it uses raw eggs. That doesn’t bother me. I don’t think you could substitute pasteurized whites since this recipe contains yolks, as well. Check your local grocer to see if they carry pasteurized whole eggs if you are not comfortable with using raw eggs. Go to taste on seasonings.

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Be cautious when giving dogs chicken jerky In an effort to reward their dogs, many people give them little treats. But the Food and Drug Administration is cautioning about products containing chicken jerky, including chicken tenders, strips or treats. More than 350 dogs have reportedly become ill after eating these items – and some have died. Joetta Caudill-Metzger of Alexandria recently lost her 6-year-old miniature schnauzer, Molly. “I’ve been buying these dog treats because she loved them. They were chicken jerky and I

thought, ‘OK, this is great.’ My dog loved these treats so when she’d been a good dog I said, ‘Oh, you’ve been a good dog today and you can have a treat,’” Caudill-Metzger said. Molly had been eating those treats for more than a year. But, Caudill-Metzger says, “She’s been getting more of them lately. Before, it was like one or two. For the last month or so I’ve given her one every day.’ Suddenly she started getting lethargic, then she got sick to her stomach and she started lying down.”

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suspects it was caused by the chicken jerky. The maker of that brand of dog food says it has a program to ensure the safety of its products. The FDA first issued a cautionary warning about these products back in 2007. Despite exhaustive testing, the FDA has not found any contaminant in the Chinese-made products that could cause any illness. None of the chicken jerky products have been recalled. The FDA says these products should not be substituted for a bal-

anced diet and are intended to be fed only occasionally and in small quantities. Caudill-Metzger says she was cutting in half the treats she had been feeding Molly. Natasha Beranek of Fairfield wrote me that she too had been feeding her small dog one to two chicken jerky treats each day, per the weight guidelines on the back of the package. But her dog also became sick and was put on a diet of sensitive stomach food and capsules by her vet. “I have now abstained from giving her

her beloved chicken jerky treats,” Beranek says. David Best of Batavia wrote to say his small dog also died after eating these treats and he would like to see the items pulled from store shelves. He has another dog and writes, “After seeing your story on TV we threw out the bag of these treats I had just bought.” Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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raised bed with loose, well-drained soil, and it’s dry enough to work in, you can begin planting seeds of spinach, mustard, beets, and peas right away. They will germinate in cold soil and will even tolerate some freezing temperatures. Cabbage, lettuce and kohlrabi transplants can be planted outside in midto-late March. At the same time, you can plant asparagus and rhubarb crowns, early potato seed pieces, onion sets, green onions, and seeds of carrots, collards, kale, radishes, turnips and endive. In late March, you can also make a second planting of beets, mustard, spinach and peas. Indoors under fluorescent lights, you should have already started seeds of onions, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi, lettuce, and Chinese cabbage.

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Financial Fitness Day planned Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington is partnering with United Way and others to host the second annual Financial Fitness Day at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Cintas Center at Xavier University. The forum includes a variety of resources attendees can access to flex their financial muscles, including free tax preparation, access to free credit reports, screenings for public benefits and more. “This is a one-stop shopping opportunity

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Interfaith appoints executive director Community Recorder

The Board of Directors of the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Northern Kentucky (IHN) announced recently that Lisa Desmarais has been appointed its Executive Director. Desmarais, former President and Treasurer of the organization’s Board, has stepped into the role of executive director to promote the organization’s mission to provide support for homeless families. With offices located in Newport, IHN is a faithbased collaborative that empowers Northern Kentucky children and their families, experiencing temporary homelessness, to attain sustainable independence. IHN brings shelter, meals, case management and collaborative support services to families without homes. In partnership with nearly 1,000 volunteers and 55 congregations, guest-fam-

ilies rotate weekly among 11 “host churches” providing lodging. Support churches provide meals, transportation, and support efforts at the host churches. The organization’s Day Center provides assistance to parents to obtain employment enabling families to achieve self-sufficiency. Desmarais The organization also has transitional housing facilities to help families gain independence and a home of their own. “I am excited to take on this new role of service to homeless families in Northern Kentucky,” said Desmarais. “For several years, I’ve served as a donor and volunteer board member for the organization, now I have the opportunity to help IHN achieve its mission through direct involve-

ment in service delivery”. This year, IHN will undergo a name change to Family Promise of Northern Kentucky, Inc. As an affiliate of the national Family Promise organization, the Kentucky affiliate hopes to capture in its new name its promise of support to homeless families and the promise to believe these families can achieve self sufficiency. “Homelessness among families with children is on the rise both nationally and in our own back yard,” said Matt Eilers, chair of the IHN board of directors. “Keeping their needs at the forefront of dialogue is critical to building a stronger community.” “Ms. Desmarais’ unique skills in nonprofit business management combined with her deep knowledge and passion for IHN will be an important asset to the organization as we move forward.”

NAMI receives $25,000 grant Community Recorder

NAMI Northern Kentucky, Inc., a nonprofit agency that provides education, and support to individuals with mental illness and their families recently received a $25,000 grant from the Spaulding Foundation to fund a part-time administrative assistant. The Spaulding Foundation is a private foundation funded from the estate of a longtime Northside resident, Ruth Spaulding. The foundation and is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the community, focusing in the areas of mental health, physical and mental disabilities, substance abuse/chemical addiction, and domestic violence, rape and abuse. NAMI NKY recently acquired an office in the old Alexandria Courthouse. The addition of a part-time staffer will permit organizational development and outreach that NAMI NKY has been unable to achieve with a fully volunteer organization. NAMI NKY is seeking to enlarge its board and to develop committees to support an increase in the delivery of its services in frequency and

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POLICE REPORTS CAMPBELL COUNTY Arrests/citations Christopher Fitterer, 31, 934 Tarvin Road, warrant at 934 Tarvin Road, Feb. 9. Brian W. Howard, 28, 6956 Backus Drive, warrant at Alexandria Pike and Harvest Trail, Feb. 13. Incidents/investigations Civil dispute Report of county road department destroyed granite rocks on property while performing road work at 3787 Nine Mile Road, Feb. 8. Domestic Reported at Rockyview Drive, Feb. 10. Reported at Losey Road, Feb. 10. Reported at Alexandria Pike, Feb. 12. First-degree disorderly conduct Report of person sitting on front steps of café in nude after losing bet inside bar at 5146 Mary Ingles Hwy., Feb. 11. Fraudulent use of credit card under $500 Report of charges made to card

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Incidents/investigations First-degree rape At 900 block of Columbia, Feb. 26.

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Fort Thomas Planning Commission Public Hearing The Planning Commission of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in the Council Chambers of the City Building at 130 N. Ft. Thomas Avenue, Ft. Thomas, KY for the following agenda item: 7:00 PUBLIC HEARING : A hearing for a Zoning Map Amendment (R-1C to CBD) for property located at 127 North Ft. Thomas Avenue, Joseph N. Klare Applicant and Owner. A copy of the proposed amendment may be examined by interested parties at the General Services Department during normal business hours. The City of Fort Thomas will make every reasonable accommodation to assist qualified disabled persons in obtaining access to available services or in attending City activities. If there is a need for the City to be aware of a specific disability, you are encouraged to contact the City Building at (859) 5721210 so that suitable arrangements can be considered prior to the delivery of the service or the date of the meeting. General Services Department (Publication Date: 03/08/2012)


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Report of man called woman and threatened her with bodily harm at 4228 Winters Lane, Jan. 28. Unauthorized use of motor vehicle - first offense Report of vehicle taken without permission at 6089 Lower Tug Fork, Feb. 8. Cold Spring Arrests/citations Tony L. Anderson, 55, 9200 Alexandria Pike, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 395 Crossroads Blvd., Feb. 1. Brian A. Johnson, 55, 9200 Alexandria Pike, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 395 Crossroads Blvd., Feb. 1. Jody R. Meyer Jr., 21, 204 E. 7th St., violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO at Alexandria Pike, Feb. 3. Aric S. Beer, 19, 319 Clayridge Road, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana at AA Highway, Feb. 6. Incidents/investigations Second-degree terroristic threatening Report of juvenile male threatened to kill two other juvenile males and rape a female juvenile at 5586 East Alexandria

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B8

Theft by unlawful taking At 211 East Seventh St., Feb. 28. At 1008 Central Ave., Feb. 28. At 101 East 10th St., Feb. 23. At 738 York St., Feb. 25. At 426 Elm St., Feb. 25. At 822 Monmouth St., Feb. 25. At 710 Monmouth St., Feb. 26. At 708 Monmouth St., Feb. 24. Third-degree burglary

Second-degree burglary At 411 Thornton St. No. 3, Feb. 28. At 109 West 13th St., Feb. 24. Second-degree disorderly conduct At 101 East Fourth St., Feb. 17.

At 317 Thornton, Feb. 24. Third-degree criminal mischief At 601 Monmouth St., Feb. 25. At 1045 Central Ave., Feb. 25. At 301 Riverboat Row, Feb. 24. Third-degree criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking At 836 Liberty St., Feb. 24.

DEATHS Elvera Anderson

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Elvera J. Anderson, 96, of Fort Thomas, died Feb. 22, 2012, at her residence. She was a former owner of Superior Shoe Repair Service. Her husband, John Anderson, died in 1987. Survivors include her nephew, Bill Heckman of Arkansas; niece, Barbara Ballenger of Williamstown; great-nephew, Roger Ballenger of Williamstown; great-niece, Roxanne Howe of Williamstown; friend, Paul Guy of Fort Thomas; and friend and caregiver, Gail Hughes of Ludlow. Entombment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

Dorothy Benton Dorothy M. Carr Benton, 87, of Newport, died Feb. 27, 2012, at the Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport. She was a retired supervisor with American Book Publishing Co. in Cincinnati and a member of the Democratic Club in Newport and Jolly Seniors at Grand Towers. Her husband, Richard “Bennie” Benton, died previously. Survivors include her son, Robert Benton; daughters, Sandra Linkugel, Nancy Combs and Kim Larkcom; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and good friend, Curtis. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas.

Glenda Barnes Glenda Sue Barnes, 64, of Newport, died Feb. 23, 2012. She retired from Kohl's Department Store and was a member of the Coupon Club. Survivors include her husband, Edward Barnes; daughters, Kimberley Barnes and Kelly Teegarden; sons, Charles Barnes and Jason Barnes; brother, James Ramsey; sisters, Theresa Wood and Linda Vauthier; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Floral Hills

Evelyn Boesch Evelyn Kremer Boesch, 79, of California, died Feb. 23, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Church. A grandson, Ethan Boesch, died in 2009. Survivors include her husband, John Henry Boesch; sons, Charles, Roy, Jeffrey, Victor, Vernon and Jason Boesch; daughter, Debra Kramer; broth-

ers, Jacob and Harold Kremer; 18 grandchildren; and nine greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Memorials: Sts. Peter & Paul Building Fund, 2162 California Cross Roads, California, KY 41007.

LaVerne Bracken LaVerne Daley Bracken, 87, of Fort Thomas, died Feb. 24, 2012, at Florence Park Care Center. She was a librarian for St. Catherine of Siena School and a member of St. Catherine of Siena Parish. Her husband, William J. Bracken, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Cheryl Walters of Bromley, Pam Creutz of Alexandria and Pat Toney of Independence; son, Mike Bracken of Dayton; sister, Audrey Schlarman of Florence; 10 grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren; and one greatgreat-grandchild. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

See DEATHS, Page B10

NOTICE TO BIDDERS BANKING SERVICES The City of Bellevue, Kentucky is soliciting proposals from qualified financial institutions to provide a full range of banking services for three (3) years with the City having the option of extending the contract for two (2) additional years. The initial bid award shall cover a three year period, July 1 2012 through June 30, 2015, extendable upon mutual agreement through June 30, 2017. Interested bidders may obtain actual specifications by calling the City ClerkTreasurer at (859) 431-8888 or they may be picked up at the Bellevue City Building between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked "Do Not Open - Bank Proposal Enclosed" and must be received either by mail or in person by the City Clerk-Treasurer at the Bellevue City Building, 616 Poplar Street Bellevue, KY 41073, no later than 4:00 pm, local time, on Monday April 9, 2012 at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read. Any proposal received after the above stated deadline, weather by mail or otherwise, will not be considered and will be returned unopened. Faxed proposals will not be accepted. A recommendation will be made to the City Council to accept the proposal which best meets the needs of the City. The City of Bellevue reserves the right to reject any and all bids, waive informalities, and to negotiate with the apparent "qualified and best" bidder to such extent as may be in the City’s best interests. 1001692343

INVITATION TO BID Date: March 8, 2012 PROJECT: The Purchase and Installation of a Vertical Turbine Pump SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road P.O. Box 18640 Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 UNTIL:

Date: Time:

March 27, 2012 10:00 AM

At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed Work is generally described as follows: The Purchase and Installation of a Vertical Turbine Pump at the Licking River Pump Station in Covington, Ky. All Bids must be in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and Contract Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road Erlanger, Kentucky 41018

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Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the apparent qualified Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 90 days after the day of bid opening or for such longer period of time to which a Bidder may agree in writing upon request of the Owner. If a Contract is to be awarded, the Owner will give the successful Bidder a Notice of Award during the period of time during which the successful Bidder’s bid remains subject to acceptance. Richard Harrison, Vice President of Engineering, Water Quality, & Production Northern Kentucky Water District 692847

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to KRS 91A.250, the City of Fort Thomas wishes to notify you of a public hearing to be held Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 6:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers of the City Building, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue, concerning the proposed 2012 Capital Improvement Projects. The purpose of this public hearing is to present information and provide an opportunity for comments from affected property owners. The public hearing will include an opportunity for comment for streets in the following order: Highland Avenue (Grand Avenue to U.S. 27) Rosemont Avenue Strathmore Avenue Floral Court The City proposes to finance these improvements in part by special assessment of the abutting properties on a front foot basis. A copy of the Engineer’s Comprehensive Report and Project Specifications can be examined at the City Building in the General Services Department during normal working hours (8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.) The City of Fort Thomas will make every reasonable accommodation to assist qualified disabled persons in obtaining access to available services or in attending City activities. If there is a need for the City to be aware of a specific disability, you are encouraged to contact the City Building at (859) 572-1210 (Voice/TDD) so that suitable arrangements can be considered prior to the delivery of the service or date of the 1692717 meeting.


Notice is hereby given that IPSCO (Tubulars) Kentucky Inc. located at 100 Steel Plant Road, Wilder, Kentucky 41071, has filed an application with the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet to temporarily place excavated materials generated as part of facility expansion activities within the limits of the 100-year floodplain. The IPSCO facility is located at 100 Steel Plant Road, in Wilder, Kentucky between Route 9 and the Licking River. Any comments or objections concerning this application shall be directed to: Kentucky Division of Water, Surface Water Permit Branch, Flood Plain Management Section, 200 Fair Oaks Lane, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Phone: 1001692872 (502)564-3410.

NOTICE TO BIDDERS GRASS CUTTING The City of Bellevue, Kentucky is soliciting proposals for grass cutting services for various properties located within the City of Bellevue. The contract will be for a period beginning April 16, 2012 and conclude the week of October 29, 2012 and renewable for up to one (1) additional year with satisfactory performance. Bid packets, information for bidders may be picked up at the Bellevue City Building between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked "Do Not Open - Grass Cutting Proposal Enclosed" and must be received by mail or in person by the City Clerk at the City Building, 616 Poplar Street Bellevue, KY 41073, no later than 3:00 pm Monday March 26, 2012. The City of Bellevue reserves the right to reject any and all bids, waive informalities, and to negotiate with the apparent "qualified and best" bidder to such extent as may be in the City’s best interests. 1001692396

Legal Notice Notice is hereby given by the Campbell County Fiscal Court that a public hearing will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 5:30 PM at the Campbell County Fiscal Court Chambers located at 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY. THE HEARING WILL BE TO OBTAIN SUGGESTIONS AND COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC PERTAINING TO THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF LOCAL DEVELOPMENT 2012 RECREATIONAL TRAILS GRANT, WHICH IF ATTAINED, WILL BE USED TO COMPLETE AN APPROXIMATE 2500 FOOT LONG MULTIPATHWAY, FITNESS PURPOSE EXERCISE/PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT AT AJ JOLLY PARK IN ADDITION TO REPAIRS FOR THE MULTI-PURPOSE PATHWAY CURRENTLY INSTALLED AT PENDERY PARK. All interested parties are invited to be present to hear or give testimony relating to the above referenced matter. Further information concerning this matter is available for public inspection at the Campbell County Administrative Offices (859/547-1803) in Suite 301 at 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday-Friday. The Campbell County Fiscal Court will make all reasonable accommodations to assist qualified disabled persons accessing available services or in attending Fiscal Court activities. If there is a need for the Fiscal Court to be aware of a specific requirement, you are encouraged to contact the Fiscal Court prior to the activity so that suitable arrangements can be considered. David Plummer Administrative Analyst Campbell County Fiscal Court 1001692870


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DEATHS Continued from Page B9

Helen Corbin Helen Mae Corbin, 88, of Highland Heights, died Feb. 26, 2012. Her husband, William H. Corbin, died previously. Survivors include her children, Louella Cobb, Dian Groh, William A. Corbin, Charles Corbin and Michael Corbin; sibling, Louis Straus; and 14 grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery. Memorials: Alzheimer/Dementia Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, New York 1001 or Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

Karen Dean Karen Dean, 67, of Dayton, died Feb. 25, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was an office worker for Jones Florist in Cincinnati and a member of the Eastern Star in Dayton. Survivors include her husband, Herman; son, Scott Dean of Independence; daughter, Tracey Arita of Bromley; sister, Sandra L. Schafer of Cincinnati; four grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren.

Dolores Deaton Dolores L. “Dee” Deaton, 82, of Newport, died Feb. 26, 2012, at Hospice of Cincinnati. A son, Matthew, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, June and Julie “Peachy” Deaton; son, Michael Deaton; granddaughters, Ginger Boyd and Mary Chambers; and four great-grandchildren.

Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice of donor’s choice.

Richard Eckert Richard Louis “Dick” Eckert, 83, of Cold Spring, died Feb. 24, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a former owner of Eckert Welding and Erectors Co. in Wilder and a member of Iron Workers Local No. 44 and the Fort Thomas Optimist Club. He was a former member of Campbell County Fish and Game Club, a longtime member of Ducks Unlimited and an avid fisherman and hunter. He coached little league sports and enjoyed traveling, working around his farm and raising gourds to use as birdhouses. A brother, Perry Eckert, and a sister, Bonnie Theiss, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Manyet Eckert; sons, Dale Richard Eckert of Versailles, Ky., and Dean Anthony Eckert of Lexington; brother, Daniel Jay Eckert of Alexandria; sister, Virginia Meyers of Highland Heights; and four grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: First Presbyterian Church of Fort Thomas, 220 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

James Engle James Linville Engle, 84, of Newport, died Feb. 26, 2012. He retired from the Ford Motor Co. and was a member of the Heart of Worship Church. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps World War II veteran. His wife, Bonnie Engle, died

previously. Survivors include his son, Terry Engle; daughters, Rita Hauger and Lisa Stevenson; brother, Ralph Engle Sr.; sister, Betty Wolpert; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Interment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

James Jenkins James R. Jenkins, 79, of Fort Thomas, died Feb. 21, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a teacher and football and basketball coach at Bellevue High School and Simon Kenton High School. He initiated the football program at Simon Kenton. He was an assistant principal at Twenhofel Middle School and a principal at Dixie Heights High School for 13 years before retiring in 1991. He served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Sarakatsannis Jenkins; son, Steve Jenkins of Erlanger; daughter, Lori Clark of Villa Hills; stepdaughters, Jenny Hallman of Fort Thomas and Stephanie Sarakatsannis; stepson, W. Chris Sarakatsannis of Dallas; brothers, Chaz Jenkins and Tom Jenkins, both of New Albany, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He donated his body to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Memorials: St. Thomas Parish, 26 E. Villa Place, Fort Thomas, KY 41075 or Fort Thomas Education Foundation, P.O. Box 75090, Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Lucille Moher Lucille Vera White Moher, 84, of Fort Thomas, died Feb. 23, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker, former

employee at the Internal Revenue Service office in Covington and a member of St. Thomas Church in Fort Thomas. Survivors include her husband, Richard G. Moher; sons, David L. Moher of Fort Thomas and Richard K. Moher of Plymouth, Minn.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas.

Vietnam veteran. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Gross Perry Roberts; sons, Joshua Hammons and Scott Hammons; stepdaughters, Shirley Casterline and Jennifer Perry; stepson, Carmon Lewallen; sister, Jerri Mullin; brothers, James Roberts, Lee Roberts and Rusty Roberts; and two grandchildren.

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Shirley Ann Hogan Riesenberg, 72, of Cold Spring, formerly of Southgate, died Feb. 26, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a secretary with the Kroger Co. in Cincinnati and a former member of the St. Therese Mother's Club and Athletic Club. She taught CCD at the church and was a former member of the Newport Central Catholic Mother's Club. Survivors include her dearest friend, Phyllis Kraft of Cold Spring; daughters, Cindy Marqua of Walton and Janet Riesenberg of Cold Spring; sons, Gerald Riesenberg of Ewing, Ky., and David Riesenberg of Burlington; sisters, Donna Gaukel of Cold Spring, Linda Goines of Wilder and Mary Lou VonHandorf of Burlington; brothers, Ronald Hogan of Cold Spring and Gerald Hogan of Fort Thomas; and 13 grandchildren. Entombment was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Therese Parish, 11 Temple Place, Southgate, KY 41071.

Darrell Shelton, 68, of Dayton, formerly of Knoxville, Tenn.,

Glen Roberts Glen David Roberts, 60, of Newport, died Feb. 25, 2012, at the V.A. Hospital in Cincinnati. He was a U.S. Marine Corps

died Feb. 25, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a retired factory worker for Natico. Survivors include his former wife and caregiver, Louetta; children, David Shelton, Steve Shelton and Frank Shelton; brothers, Jimmy Shelton and Rickey Shelton; sisters, Kathy Cox, Diane Ward, Pat Lamb, Debbie Shelton, Cheryle Shelton and Teresa Metz; and four grandchildren. Burial was at Peach Grove Cemetery.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Sasha Atkins, 26, of Harlan and Taylor Voss, 27, of Columbia, issued Feb. 14. Lisa Lemberg, 30, of Hamilton and Delbert Combs, 44, of Fort Thomas, issued Feb. 14. Shawn Poynter, 43, and Anthony Martini, 42, both of Fort Thomas, issued Feb. 14. Kelly Kief, 36, of Cincinnati and Adrick Ceasar, 38, of Thomasville, issued Feb. 14. Cherie Proulx, 40, of Cincinnati and Terrell Cannady, 47, of Cordele, issued Feb. 15. Michelle Roy, 35, of Cincinnati and Nathan Carlson, 29, of Columbus, issued Feb. 15. Patricia Farmer, 34, and Nathan Turner, 37, both of Fort Thomas, issued Feb. 16. Kesse Hodge, 31, of Covington and Clarence Gravil II, 32, of Lexington, issued Feb. 16. Tiffanie Hundley, 32, of Cincinnati and Mohamed Abdallahi, 41, of Mauritania, issued Feb. 16. Tanyarozvz Chomutare, 31, of Zimbabwe and Smiles Charumbira, 37, of Masvingo, issued

Feb. 17. Ronda Black, 32, and David Stillings, 38, both of Cincinnati, issued Feb. 17. Erin Adams, 29, and Benjamin Wilson, 33, both of Fort Thomas, issued Feb. 18. Margaret Main, 41, of Mt Vernon and George Bowling, 42, of Cincinnati, issued Feb. 18. Regina Broughton, 48, of Covington and Michael McKinney, 55, of Jacks, issued Feb. 21. Angela Hiller, 21, of Fort Thomas and Stephen Jenkins, 26, of Covington, issued Feb. 22. Patricia Lindsay, 22, of Fairfield and Zachary Payette, 23, of Hawksbury, issued Feb. 23. Christie Renshaw, 36, of Hamilton and James Richardson, 34, of Cincinnati, issued Feb. 24. Megan Henson, 23, of Edgewood and James Skaggs, 64, of Maysville, issued Feb. 24. Diane Barnes, 55, of Covington and Larry Carmony, 52, of Rose Hill, issued Feb. 25. Sara Mullen, 26, and Ryan Wright, 30, both of Cincinnati, issued Feb. 25.


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