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Your Community Recorder newspaper serving all of Campbell County THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012

FEMA assistance Survivors of the March 2 Kentucky tornadoes who suffered damage should register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, even if they have insurance or aren’t sure they’re eligible for help. Two hundred FEMA workers are now in Kentucky, which has 16 counties declared as disaster areas. Campbell County was added to the disaster list March 9. News, A4

On the bayou Knotty Pine on the Bayou reopened Tuesday, March 6, as owners John and Kathy Caulfield keep their Cajun cuisine rolling on the banks of the Licking River in Cold Spring. “We’re just so excited that this day is finally here,” said Kathy Caulfield. Life, B1

Churches mobilized for Peach Grove By Chris Mayhew

PEACH GROVE — In the wake of tornado damage to Peach Grove, churches have fed, clothed, and lent shoulders to lean on to tornado victims. Tornadoes damaged more than 200 homes, including destroying at

'All Shook Up' Behind the scenes at rehearsals for the next Campbell County High School Drama musical there’s no drama, but plenty of Elvis songs and hard work. The drama club will present “All Shook Up” March 23-25 in the second of three productions for the school year. Schools, A7

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Phyllis Kelch, a Pendleton County resident, helps sort donated food and household goods donations for tornado victims alongside Campbell County, Bracken County and other volunteers from across Northern Kentucky at Second Twelve Mile Baptist Church in Peach Grove Friday, March 9. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

least 60 homes, primarily in northern Pendleton County and to a lesser extent in southern Campbell County around Peach Grove March 2. Each church in the area is working together and taking a different role from providing clothing and supplies to feeding on site, said Brother Gary Wolfe Sr., pastor at Flagg Springs Baptist Church in southern Campbell County. Flagg Springs Baptist has sent teams with hot and cold meals to people’s doorsteps – even when the doors were gone. “We found out early that most people didn’t want to leave what little belongings they have left,” Wolfe said. The decision to go door-to-door put the church in direct contact with people and has allowed the church to help people meet their physical needs and more, he said. People need someone to vent to because they are going through something they’ve never experienced in their entire life, Wolfe said. On the first day of the meal service another woman, who had nothing to wear except what she had on was provided with clothing from a local department store by the church, Wolfe said. The meals service started out with cold sandwiches, and has

Pam Abbott of Peach Grove, left, and Kerry Kalb of Bracken County, right, help prepare dishes for lunch at Second Twelve Mile Baptist Church in Peach Grove for volunteers and victims of the March 2 tornadoes. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER evolved into hot meals, he said. Today’s meal was barbecue, and about 90 people have typically been served daily, he said. Flagg Springs Baptist is also sending distributing goods like toilet paper, toothbrushes and toothpaste, he said. An unexpected truckload of supplies the church can hand out was on its way Wednesday, Wolfe said.

Second Twelve Mile Baptist Members of Second Twelve Mile Baptist Church, 5793 Ky. 154 in Peach Grove started serving hot dogs on Saturday morning, and has been feeding people ever since, said Pam Mains, a church member. See CHURCHES, Page A2

Pizza place becomes breakfast spot By Amanda Joering Alley

FORT THOMAS — Early birds and breakfast food lovers now have a new dining option in Fort Thomas. With the recent closing of the Fort Thomas Frisch’s, Fort Thomas Pizza & Tavern has stepped up to cover breakfast for the community. “Every community needs a place where people can gather for breakfast and sit around and chat,” said Debbie Buckley, the city’s renaissance manager. “I think this is a great addition to the city.” Buckley said the tavern’s owner, Patrick Casey, has done a good job trying to meet the needs of the community. Morning manager Jeremy LaVelle said the decision to start offering breakfast was made after several requests for it were made by the tavern’s customers. LaVelle said in mid-Febru-

Fort Thomas Pizza & Tavern employee Lynn Dailey serves breakfast to John McGraw (left) and Mike McGraw. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER

ary, the restaurant starting opening its doors at 7 a.m. for breakfast, which includes everything from eggs and breakfast meats to bagels and french toast. “In Newport they have the Pepper Pod and in Covington, there is the Anchor Grill,” LaVelle said. “We want to be Fort Thomas’s breakfast stop.”

LaVelle said they now offer not only full sit-down breakfast meals, but also fast, cheap breakfast sandwiches for those on the go. One big draw is that they serve goetta, a local favorite that many other restaurants in the area don’t have, LaVelle said. So far, LaVelle said, the

breakfast has been going well, especially on the weekends when church-goers and other families have been coming in. “It’s going incredibly well so far and I think it will keep continuing to pick up as the word spreads,” LaVelle said. One group of people LaVelle said he is hoping to pull in is third shift workers, who get off work around the same time that the restaurant opens for breakfast. LaVelle said plans are in the works to make holidays, like St. Patrick’s Day, extra special at the tavern, even during the breakfast shift, when they plan to offer a full authentic Irish breakfast. Another fun draw is the tavern’s Hall of Fame, where customers’ unique food creations are featured, like the “Griesy Mess,” a three egg omelet stuffed with a biscuit and goetta and covered in sausage gravy. Breakfast is served at the tavern daily until 11 a.m.

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Local girl scouts celebrate 100th anniversary By Amanda Joering Alley

This is a year of celebration for Girl Scouts everywhere, including those in Campbell County, as the organization celebrates its

100th anniversary. Girl Scouts started on March 12, 1912, by Juliette Gordan Low and originated in Savannah, Ga. Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls meant to empower them and a teach them variety of val-


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ues and leadership skills. Mary Beth Ganote, leader of Highlands Middle School troop 406 and the service unit manager for the Fort Thomas/Southgate unit of girl scouts, said its impressive to see girl scouts celebrating 100 years. “Not that many organizations like this can say they’ve been active this long,” Ganote said. “Girl scouts started with 18 members and has grown to more than 2 million.” During the celebration, held at the Fort Thomas Branch of the Campbell County Public Library

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Sunday, March 11, Girl Scouts and their families gathered to here a brief history of Girl Scouts, including how the Girl Scout Promise and Girl Scout Law have changed through the years. Clare Girnus, member of troop 406 said she was honored to be part of the 100th year celebration. “Girl Scouts mean a lot to me and I’m happy to have this chance to spread the message of girl scouting,” Girnus said. “Being part of this group gives me the chance to express myself and help others.” In Highland Heights, Girl Scouts who are members of Asbury United

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“Now we’re sort of a disaster center that you can come to and get supplies,” Main said.

From left: Girl scouts Riley Dungan, Lara Reynolds, Katie Goshorn and Paige Dungan pose for a picture during a service at Asbury United Methodist Church Sunday, March 11, in honor of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts. Not pictured: Gracie Beagle. THANKS TO SCOTT DUNGAN Methodist Church participated in the church’s ser-

vices Sunday, March 11, in honor of the anniversary.

The church will continue to serve meals and is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily as long as needed, she said. “We are providing three meals-a-day,” Mains said. There are doughnuts and biscuits and gravy in the morning, and casseroles in the evening made by church members, she said. Many people staying in their homes just got electric backTuesdayorWednesday, Mains said. Clothes, canned goods, diapers, toilet paper and cleaning supplies are all handed out to people in need of them, she said. The

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Plum Creek Christian Church in Butler has partnered with the Pendleton County Emergency Management office to assist them in any way possible, said Tony Liberatore, teen minister at the church on U.S. 27 in Campbell County. Plum Creek is one of several churches housing families without shelter temporarily, and is also where the Kentucky Army National Guard units are resting, Liberatore said. Right now the church has more “manpower” needs for volunteers than physical needs. “We’re just trying to be here to get the help to the people who need it,” Liberatore said.


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BRIEFLY Basketball marathon March 24

The men of Northern Kentucky University’s Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) Fraternity will host a basketball tournament at the NKU Campus Recreation Center on March 24 from 4-11 p.m. to benefit the St. Elizabeth Foundation. Teams of four can register to participate in the tournament. Cost to participate is $40. Registration forms are available by emailing Colin Kremer at ATO is proud to support St. Elizabeth and its breast cancer research. ATO is celebrating the 21st year of its Basketball Marathon and is looking for support from the campus and local community. For donation information, contact Jacob Priddy at

Highlands National Honor Society hosts blood drive

Highlands High School’s National Honor Society is sponsoring a Hoxworth blood drive from 8-10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 16 in the school’s gymnasium. Students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to donate at the drive. Donors must be 16 or older. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Melissa Clasgens at 815-2620 or

FSA emergency loans available in Campbell County

On March 6, seven Kentucky counties were declared as disaster areas

due to damages and losses caused by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding that occurred from Feb. 29 through March 3. As a result of the declaration, 23 Kentucky counties were named as contiguous counties where eligible family farmers may qualify for FSA EM loan assistance pursuant to Section 321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act. Those counties are: Bath, Boone, Boyd, Bracken, Campbell, Carter, Clay, Elliot, Floyd, Grant, Harrison, Jackson, Knox, McCreary, Magoffin, Martin, Montgomery, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Whitley, and Wolfe. EM loan applications for physical and production losses will be received through Nov. 6, 2012, and applications pending on that date may be processed and completed.

Farmers interested in applying for assistance should contact their local FSA county office.

Mighty Mike returns, Gator Alley opens at Newport Aquarium

Mighty Mike, the 14foot-long, 800 pound American Alligator, is returning to the Newport Aquarium Saturday, March 24. Along with bringing back Mike, the aquarium is also opening its new Gator Alley exhibit, featuring Mike and a variety of other crocodiles including an Orinoco Crocidile, Morelet’s Crocodile, Siamese Crocodile, Nile Crocodile, American Dwark Crocodile, Malaysian Gharial, Common Caiman and Dwarf Caiman. Mighty Mike will be on display is Gator Alley until next March. For more information

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Town & Country Sports & Health Club in Wilder is again offering summer camp programs, with camps for children ages 3 – 12 years old. Town & Country offers a variety of camps throughout the summer; including 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 kick off the week of June 4 and run throughout the summer. For more information

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Donations make prom dreams come true By Amy Scalf


Peterson thinks every girl should have a fairy tale prom experience. So, for the seventh year in a row, she and her band of fairy godmothers are gathering prom dresses and accessories for Cinderella’s Closet of Northern Kentucky. Community Dress Drive Day will take place on Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Immanuel United Methodist Church, 2551 Dixie Highway in Lakeside Park.

Cinderella's Closet founder Erin Peterson and volunteer Katie Young admire the sequin top on a donated dress. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

More than a dozen local high schools in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties have hosted dress drives for this year. Additional information

and a list of year-round dress donation sites are listed at www.cinderellas Girls will get to visit the temporary boutique for their choice from about 3,000 different dresses on Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24, at the same location. Peterson says girls who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford going to the prom are referred by their school counselors and other agencies for an appointment at Cinderella’s Closet where personal shoppers will help them find the dress of their dreams.

“We give them dresses, yes, but we are there to shower them with grace and love and to let them know how special and loved and how beautiful they are,” said Peterson. “The girls never carry anything at Cinderella’s Closet and are waited on like the princesses they are. Everything is free and theirs to keep.”

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Campbell County has been added to the Presidential Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance as of March 9. Assistance is available in the form of grants for temporary housing, basic home repairs, other serious disaster-related needs and low-interest disaster loans. Renters, homeowners and business owners may qualify for help through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). However, they must apply for assistance. The process takes 15 to 30 minutes. Registration is available online at www.Disas- or by phone at 800-621-FEMA (3362). Operators speak many languages. Disaster applicants who use TTY should call 800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) should call 800-621-3362. The toll-free FEMA registration numbers are available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time.

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Consumers warned to check companies and report price gouging

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Council accepting donations for horses in need

The Kentucky Horse Council is collecting donations for the U.S. Equine Disaster Relief Fund, which will help provide feed and supplies to horses affected by the tornados. The U.S. Disaster Relief Fund exists to support state and local efforts to provide feed and housing for affected horses in natural disasters by funding organizations, such as a county extension service, who coordinates relief efforts, such as purchasing hay, for owners and horses who need it. Individuals looking for assistance should call 859367-0509 or email Potential donors and agencies who would like to provide assistance to animals in need, should visit for more information.

St. Paul raises $1,800 for tornado victims

St. Paul School students and staff have raised almost $1800 to help neighbors who fell victim so the storms that blew through the area last March 2. Money is still coming in, so the number should continue to grow. Money was raised by

students and staff giving $5 add a piece to the red “Panther Paw” cross that stretches across one of the school’s hallways. St. Elizabeth Healthcare has launched a campaign to raise funds for victims of the recent tornadoes that came through Northern Kentucky March 2. St. Elizabeth has established a Northern Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund and is encouraging its associates and medical staff to donate toward the relief effort. St. Elizabeth will then match every donation made to the fund (dollar for dollar) up to $25,000. All proceeds will be given to the local chapter of the American Red Cross, which is delivering assistance to those in need as a result of this disaster. In addition to the fund, St. Elizabeth has already attempted to address the direct healthcare needs of the communities impacted by the storms. St. Elizabeth Physician offices have expanded access to accommodate prescription re-order and appointment needs, and is coordinating the donation of new items and organizing clean-up teams to assist in the impacted areas. St. Elizabeth is also offering additional emotional and spiritual support needs through its Employee Assistance Program services and Pastoral Care resources.

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Campbell County High sings Elvis By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA — Behind the scenes at rehearsals for the next Campbell County High School Drama musical there’s no drama, but plenty of Elvis songs and hard work. The drama club will present “All Shook Up” March 23-25 in the second of three productions for the school year. The show features 24 Elvis Presley hits blended with a William Shakespeare story, said director and drama teacher Joseph Bertucci. The same musical was on Broadway in 2005, Bertucci said. “It’s loosely based on Shakespeare’s comedy 'Twelfth Night,' which you know features a girl who dresses up like a boy so she can get closer to a guy she likes, and then there’s lots of mistaken identity and mixups, but of course it all turns out well in the end,” he said. The show’s emphasis on Elvis and Rock n’ Roll is deceiving because that didn’t mean it is an easy production to make, Bertucci said. “But it’s actually challenging music,” he said. “There are really cool arrangements of the songs with lots of opportunities for the ensemble. There’s lots of group numbers.” In a first for the drama club, former CCHS graduate Tyler Gabbard took the time to design the set for “All Shook Up,” Bertucci said. Gabbard is studying technical theater and set design at New York University. “So, that’s kind of exciting. We’ve never had an alumni do that before,” he said. Jenna Maschinot, a senior from Alexandria, is playing the character Natalie, who invents a male alter ego. It’s fun, yet difficult to play two different versions of a character, Maschinot said. Maschinot said it is her first year in the drama club, and she is impressed at how well everyone gets along, is welcoming, and allows oneanother to be themselves. “Ironically, there’s not drama in drama,” she said. Austin Fornash, a senior from Alexandria, is playing the lead and Elvis-based character “Chad.” “Chad is that guitar-playing roustabout that comes into town,” Fornash said. A love triangle involving Chad ensues, as does some comedy, Fornash said. Fornash said his favorite Elvis song is “If I can dream,” and he was excited to play a part inspired by one of his absolute favorite musicians. “My grandma introduced me to Elvis, he’s been a big influence on me,” Fornash said.

From left, Campbell County High School academic team members, Ryan Field of Alexandria, Jenna Garofolo of Butler, and Jared Wittrock of Alexandria practice answering quick recall team questions posed by teacher and coach Donn Manker Tuesday, March 6, for the March 10-12 state tournament in Lexington. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Academic team takes victories in stride By Chris Mayhew

Austin Fornash, upper right, a senior, of Alexandria, serenades in character as the Elvis-song singing "Chad" as Alexandria junior Molly Karrick, playing "Sandra" listens from the bottom of the steps during a rehearsal Tuesday, March 6. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Samantha Styer, left, a junior from Alexandria, rehearses a dance routine on stage as part of the ensemble Tuesday, March 6, for the March 23-25 Campbell County High School Drama production of the musical "All Shook Up." CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Ravyn Tanner, a junior of Alexandria, and Lucas Fryman, a junior of Melbourne, sing "If I can dream" during dress rehearsal. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

ALEXANDRIA — If the Campbell County High School academic team acts like they’ve been a top team in regional and state contests – it’s in part because they have. Andrew Perrin, a junior, of Alexandria, said when the team won regionals, their reaction was to go shake the hands of their opponents. The team didn’t jump and shout and high-five each other or anything, Perrin said. The team lives by a famous quote from football coaching legend Vince Lombardi, he said. “Act like you’ve been there before,” said Perrin, repeating the longtime Green Bay Packers coaches’ famous quote. The team members qualified individually in 10 different written assessments for the state contest, and as a team won the region, said coach and teacher Donn Manker. “We have actually won 14 consecutive district championships, and it’s not like we have a weak district,” Manker said. Highlands High School in Fort Thomas and Bishop Brossart High School in Alexandria are both in Campbell County’s district, he said. Campbell County has also placed either first or second in the region covering Campbell and Kenton counties during the last 13 years, Manker said. There are 16 regions in the state in academic competition. The team was scheduled to compete in state competition March 10-12. The academic team works throughout the year to practice and sharpen their skills, he said. And it’s not like them to brag about their accomplishments around school, Manker said. “This group is relatively low key,” he said. Jared Wittrock, of a junior, of Alexandria, said he plans to practice alone and study up for

the state contest. Wittrock had the top math score in the regional academic competition. Junior Jenna Garofolo of Butler placed first in both the language arts and the arts and humanities assessments at regionals, and senior Jacob Hiance of Alexandria took first place in the science assessment. At regionals, Campbell County’s Quick Recall team took first over Simon Kenton High School. The Campbell County Future Problem Solving team placed second at regionals behind Dixie Heights High School, but still earned a bid to compete at the state level. Future Problem Solving team member Nicole Robertson, a sophomore of Alexandria, said the team has answered hypothetical questions like what to do about the presence of arsenic in a drinking water supply. The team had to come up with a solution and action plan with 16 points, and a theory about the possible source of the problem, Robertson said. Chemistry and physics teacher Linda Weber coaches the Future Problem Solving team. Each team has to be able to write their ideas clearly, and be able to analyze a problem from multiple different perspectives ranging from transportation to government all in two hours, Weber said. “It’s a pretty good accomplishment just to complete the exercise,” she said. Ryan Field, a senior, of Alexandria, said the team expects to do well at state, and it’s fun to tell family and friends about their accomplishments. Winning regionals wasn’t a shock, Field said. It’s not that the team is “cocky,” but they are confident in their abilities and the strength of members in the individual assessments. “I think it’s really cool,” he said. “It’s not so much of a surprise to us really.”

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Mustangs tune up at indoor meet By James Weber

Coaching track and field is a lot different from cross country. But Bishop Brossart has had plenty of success in the fall and spring. The Mustangs were fifth in boys and fourth in girls during the team championships in Class 1A at the Mason-Dixon Games indoor track meet March 3. While the Kentucky High School Athletic Association does not sponsor a state indoor championship, this meet served as a championship meet. Many of the top programs participated after running in several earlier meets in Maysville. Track and field is a different challenge, because cross country is one long distance race, while a track meet features a variety of disciplines. The Mustangs showed balance in a variety of events as their returning stars brought home plenty of hardware. The girls team won both the 4x200 and 4x400 relays. Melanie Fleissner, Lauren Goderwis, Sarah Klump and Nicole Goderwis won the 4x200. Suzi Brown took Fleissner's spot in the 4x400. Newport Central Catholic was second in the girls meet to St. Henry. Chandler Cain was the champion in the 55 meters as one

of three top-five finishes for the sophomore. Liz Gruenschlaeger won the shot put. The Thoroughbreds were missing several key athletes to basketball, most notably veteran relay anchor Aubrey Muench. Upcoming local meets include the Dixie Heights Invitational March 27, the Boone County Invitational April 5, the Donnie Carnes Invitational April 14 and the conference meet April 24. Bellevue boys (1A) 4x200: 8th (1:45.75), Jordan Roberts, Nolan Rechtin, Noah Placke, Bryson Combs. Nolan Rechtin: 6th in 400 (58.63). Brossart boys (1A) 4x200: 6th (1:44.92), Jacob Hartig, Alex Schwartz, Josh Bruegger, Ronny Smith. Alex Schwartz: 4th in 55 (6.99), 3rd in 400 (55.19). 4x400: 8th (3:56.25), Alex Schwartz, Drew Miller, Andrew Graus, Jacob Hartig. Michael Caldwell: 7th in 800 (2:13.12), 3rd in 1,500 (4:29.01). 4x800: 5th (9:18.53), Jared Anderson, Michael Caldwell, Chris Loos, Brian Neltner. Brian Neltner: 4th in 3,000 (10:14.56). Joe Donnelly: 7th in high jump (5-4). Simon Burkhardt: 2nd in pole vault (10-0).

Jacob Hartig: 7th in long jump (17-9.25). Josh Seibert: 8th in shot put (35-2). Brossart girls (1A) 4x200: State champs (1:53), Melanie Fleissner, Lauren Goderwis, Sarah Klump, Nicole Goderwis. 4x400: State champs (4:20.70), Suzi Brown, Sarah Klump, Lauren Goderwis, Nicole Goderwis. 4x800: 6th (11:23.60), Shannon Donnelly, Kristin Klocke, Shelly Neiser, Olivia Johnston. Nicole Goderwis: 7th in 55 (8.00). Sarah Klump: 2nd in 400 (1:03.42). Shannon Donnelly: 7th in 1,500 (5:44.38). Olivia Johnston: 5th in 3,000 (12:34.58). Melanie Fleissner: 3rd in 55 hurdles (9.79), 4th in high jump (4-4). Suzi Brown: 6th in long jump (13-7.25), 3rd in triple jump (31-8). Emily Powell: 7th in shot put (24-9.5). Dayton boys (1A) Chris Johnson: 7th in 1,500 (4:41.63). Jay Nellis: 3rd in shot put (41-1). Newport boys (1A) Ja'Shawn Stanley: 6th in 55 hurdles (9.25). 4x800: 8th (10:02.13), Charles

Bailey, Jacob Brett, Tyler Baldwin, Mason Whaley. Newport girls (1A) Paige Wilson: 7th in long jump (13-6.25). NCC boys (1A) 4x200: 7th (1:45.73), Matt Dettmer, Kyle Simon, Sam Schaefer, Justin Romito. Matt Dettmer: 7th in 400 (58.93), 6th in triple jump (37-9). 4x400: 5th (3:50.05), Kyle Simon, Sam Barth, Evan Trauth, Justin Romito. Sam Barth: 2nd in 800 (2:09.03). 4x800: 3rd (9:16.11), Evan Trauth, Collin Walker, Nick Johnson, Sam Barth. Collin Walker: 6th in 3,000 (10:36.69). Kyle Simon: 4th in 55 hurdles (8.89). Justin Romito: 4th in high jump (5-6). Sam Schaefer: 4th in pole vault (9-6). NCC girls (1A) 4x200: 6th (1:57.87), Chandler Cain, Caroline Kinnett, Madison Little, Morgan Stockslager. 4x400: (4;31.46), Nikki Buller, Madison Little, Caroline Kinnett, Allison Otten. Chandler Cain: State champ in 55 (7.57), 5th in 400 (1:04.91), 4th in long jump (14-9.5). Nikki Buller: 5th in 800 (2:41.78).

Melanie Fleissner of Bishop Brossart won the 300 hurdles during the Class 1A state track and field meet last year. FILE PHOTO Allison Otten: 5th in 55 hurdles (10.11). Morgan Stockslager: 6th in high jump (4-4), 7th in triple jump (28-3). Jamie Kruer: 3rd in pole vault (7-6). Liz Gruenschlaeger: State champ in shot put (34-5).

Camels win regional girls bowling title By James Weber


Campbell County High School has dominated Northern Kentucky high school bowling in recent years. That hasn’t changed in the first year of official Kentucky High School Athletic Association play. Although only one team claimed a regional title, both punched their tickets to state March 10. After dominating the regular season, Camel squads will play in the state team tournament March 23 in Louisville. Campbell County won the Region 5 girls team championship at La Ru Lanes in Highland Heights. Region 5 is all the teams located in the county of Campbell, plus Simon Kenton and Scott. Campbell finished runner-up to Simon Kenton in the boys tourney. The Camels won the girls title with a tense 3-2 win over rival Bishop Brossart. Both teams will go to state. “It was exciting,” said senior Brianne Vogelpohl said. “They gave us a run for our money. They bowled very well.” After a qualifying round, both Campbell and Brossart advanced ALEXANDRIA

Seeding: 1. Campbell County 1,326, 2. Newport 1,217, 3. Simon Kenton 1,154, 4. Highlands 1,027, 5. Scott 1,013, 6. NCC 936, 7. Brossart 935, 8. Dayton 721. Quarterfinals: Campbell beat Dayton, Scott beat Highlands, Brossart beat Newport, SK beat NCC. Semifinals: Campbell beat Scott, SK beat Brossart. Finals: SK beat Campbell 3-0 (191-180, 231-226, 245-211) All-tourney: A.J. Crone, SK (MVP); Cody Hail, SK; MacKenzie Kiefer. Dayton; Andrew Marsee, Newport; Darren Quinn, NCC; Jameson Killen, Highlands; Trevor Kessans, Scott; Ian Neises, Brossart; Matt Chalk, Campbell.


Campbell County senior Brianne Vogelpohl was tourney MVP in the KY Region 5 bowling championships March 10 at La Ru Lanes in Highland Heights. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER through two rounds of match play, a best-of-five series in the Baker format, in which five teammates roll two frames apiece for one regular game. Campbell had a bye after earning the top seed, then beat Newport Central Catholic in the semifinals. Brossart, the three seed, knocked off regular-season conference champ Newport in the semifinals.


Campbell rolled through the regular season, winning 78.5 points out of 84 during the season and winning the conference title with a perfect 6-0 mark. Brossart finished tied for second in the small-school conference standings and was 54.5-29.5 in points. Brossart took a 2-1 lead in the series when Delaney Elam struck on her final ball to give the Mustangs a one-pin victory, 162-161.

Brossart then led through most of game four. Campbell rallied with four strikes in a row, Erica Hickman in the eighth, Allison McGlasson in the ninth and two by Brianne Vogelpohl in the 10th to pull out a three-pin victory. The

Camels rolled in the fifth game to secure the title. “Brossart came ready to play,” said Camels head coach Wayne Heringer. “They should repreSee CAMELS, Page A9


This week’s MVP

» Newport Central Catholic senior Brady Hightchew for scoring his 1,000th career point during the Thoroughbreds’ run to the Ninth Region final.

Sportsman of the Year

» The 2012 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year nomination forms will be online at from April 216. Voting will take place online from April 30-May 18. The Grandview Elementary fourth-grade girls basketball team finished second in the St. Philip Basketball Tournament. Players, from left: Kneeling, Samantha Reinhart, Raelynn Fogelman and Tisha Mullins; standing, Abby Robinson, Mikayla Powell, Kierstyn Ratterman, Destiny Woodyard, Brooke Bridewell and Morgan Smith. Not pictured: Mia Maniet. THANKS TO TOM RATTERMAN

Seeding: 1. Campbell County 1,063, 2. Newport 825, 3, Brossart 783, 4. Scott 717, 5. NCC 716, 6. Simon Kenton 700, 7. Highlands 655. Quarterfinals: Campbell bye, NCC beat Scott, Brossart beat SK, Newport beat Highlands. Semifinals: Campbell beat NCC, Brossart beat Newport. Finals: Campbell County beat Bishop Brossart 3-2 (129-157, 158-141, 161-162, 179-176, 150-114). All-tourney: Brianne Vogelpohl, Campbell (MVP); Allison McGlasson, Campbell; Allison Steelman, Brossart; Barbara Cata, Highlands; Rachel Haught, SK; Jordan Mastin, Scott; Katlyn Hoeh, Newport; Korinne Holtz, NCC.

College basketball

» Northern Kentucky University’s Casse Mogan has been selected as the Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year.

Mogan, a senior guard, has led NKU to a 21-5 record this season by averaging 17.4 points per game. She enters the GLVC Tournament having scored 1,536 points, fourth in school history. Mogan was named to the GLVC’s All-Defensive team. NKU’s Ellen Holton was named to the AllGLVC second team. Holton, a junior post player, averages 10.5 points per game and has 25 blocked shots. She is also shooting 45.8 percent from the field and 46.7 percent from 3-point range. » For the men’s team, junior point guard Ethan Faulkner has been named to the All-GLVC second team, while senior center DeAndre Nealy has been voted to the GLVC’s All-Defensive team. Nealy, from Detroit, Mich., has set an NKU single-season record with 75 blocked shots. He also

leads the GLVC in field-goal percentage (.655) and averages 10.3 points per game.

Middle school basketball

Congratulations to St. Mary’s girls eighth-grade basketball team in winning the Dioscean Championship for the second straight year. Last year they set a new school record for wins with 31 as they finished 31-9, but lost eight of those games to eighthgrade teams a year older than they. This year they equaled the 31-win mark again but with only two losses. That made their two year record 62 wins and 11 losses. Members of the team include Sydney Shannon, Abby King, Ansley Davenport, Olivia Nienaber, Amanda Graus, Rachel Young, Erin Greis, Melissa Christman, Maddie Flaugher, Maddy Kim, and Emma Boggs.


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Reds host 25-game baseball showcase By James Weber

Showcase events are commonplace in football and basketball. Similar events for baseball are harder to come by, but that is changing in an ambitious way this season. The inaugural Reds Futures High School Showcase presented by PNC will take place March 24 through April 2. Fifty teams from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky will take part in a 25-game extravaganza at local ballparks. The weeklong affair leads up to the last preseason game for the Cincinnati Reds, the Reds vs. Futures Spring Showcase April 3 at Great American Ball Park. Players from the 50 participating teams will be invited to join the Reds players on the field during pregame festivities. The event is meant to be comparable to the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown, the openingweek football series in the fall. “It’s great to finally be able to stage an event like this for high school baseball in this area,” said Tom Gamble, president of InGame Sports, which is managing the event for the Reds. “If we can get close to where the Skyline Chili showdown is with football, we will really be on to something.”

other parts of the Kenton school district, and the Pioneers have rarely practiced since then. But they are looking forward to the season. “There have been a lot of renovations at SK,” he said. “It will be great to show it off with four great games.” Clark Montessori athletic director Steve Castator’s team will face his former school, Walnut Hills, on March 24: “We do have some of the best high school baseball here in the Midwest, if not the entire country.” Tickets for all 25 games are $5. Each ticket purchased includes a voucher that is good for a future Reds game along with a coupon for a free Skyline Chili cheese coney, while supplies last at participating schools. Advance tickets can be purchased at participating schools beginning March 14 and also will be available on game days at the gate.

Many of the area’s top baseball facilities will be spotlighted, including Midland Field in Clermont County, Prasco Park in Mason, Simon Kenton High School in Independence, and the University of Cincinnati’s Marge Schott Field. “Adding this high school showcase ties yet another generation of baseball players to this celebration of our city’s rich baseball heritage,” said Phil Castellini, Reds chief operating officer. “We’ve done a lot with Knothole and other youth programs and we’re proud to be affiliated with this.” Most of the games are league matchups or natural rivalries, highlighted by a Greater Catholic League doubleheader at UC March 28, and 10 teams from the Greater Miami Conference hooking up from March 26-28 at Prasco Park. In the bluegrass, the Holmes/Holy Cross battle of Covington will take place at Meinken Field, which the Reds are helping to renovate. Eight Northern Kentucky teams will play at Simon Kenton April 2 when all the participating schools are on spring break. Simon Kenton head coach Troy Roberts said his team has been busy helping relief efforts after the March 2 tornado that devastated Piner and

NKY schedule:

Saturday, March 31 Holmes vs. Holy Cross, 11 a.m. at Meinken Field. Monday, April 2 Simon Kenton High School: Boone County vs. Conner, Noon; Dixie Heights vs. Scott, 2:30 p.m.; Covington Catholic vs. Simon Kenton, 5 p.m.; Campbell County vs. Cooper, 7:30 p.m.



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sent our region well at state.” Erica Biddle, Campbell’s highest-average bowler, was the leadoff player for the Baker games, and Ginney Mathews was second. McGlasson was an alltourney pick and Vogelpohl was most valuable player. “I think we’ll do well at state,” Vogelpohl said. “It would be awesome to win it. It’s a fun sport. A lot of people underestimate bowling and say it’s not a sport, but it really takes a lot of skill to do it well.” Brossart’s Allison Steelman was all-tournament. The Campbell County boys team is defending state champions at the club level. The Camels fell short of the regional title this year, losing to Simon Kenton in the final, 3-0. Campbell averaged 205 in the three Baker games but SK averaged 222. The Camels rolled to the top seed in qualifying, with seven of the eight starters shooting 200 or better in their games. Campbell then beat Dayton and Scott to advance to the finals. Four of the Camel starters average 200 or better, ranking among the top 30 among all Greater Cincinnati high school bowlers. The sames teams will reconvene March 17 for the regional singles tourney. The state tourney is March 22-23 at Executive Bowl in Louisville. The Campbell girls team finished second in a Louisville tourney at a different location earlier this season. The boys won a similar tourney at Executive.

Campbell County High School senior Lydia Bear won the Female Sportsmanship Award at the Kentucky Regional Swimming and Dive meet. Seniors were invited to write essays about swimming and sportsmanship. THANKS TO CRIS BEAR

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Fight against human trafficking When asked what is the fastest-growing illegal activity in Kentucky you might reply methamphetamine addiction, prescription drug abuse or even theft due to our precarious economy. But, you would be wrong. The surprising answer is human trafficking. Those ugly words describe unimaginable acts that include sexual exploitation, forced labor and false imprisonment. And what is more disturbing is that these acts are being perpetrated upon children as well as adults throughout our commonwealth. There have been 67 documented cases of human trafficking and 12 indictments in Ken-

tucky since 2007, but few convictions. The General Assembly passed a law in 2007 that made human trafficking a crime, but more needs to be done to halt the scourge of terrible activity. That is why I am proud to be a co-sponsor of House Bill 350, also called the Human Trafficking Victims Rights Act, which would strengthen current laws to help prosecutors convict human traffickers. HB 350 would make it a crime to force adults or children into prostitution; apply Kentucky’s forfeiture laws to those convicted of human trafficking; and Dennis Keene COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST

create a fund for social service agencies that serve human trafficking victims. The legislation recently passed out of the House with a resounding 90-0 unanimous vote and I am hopeful that the Kentucky Senate will treat House Bill 350 with the same urgency and gravity my colleagues and I employed. Human trafficking is a real and terrible problem in Kentucky that requires strong action on all levels. The Kentucky General Assembly should lead the way in this important endeavor. Representative Dennis Keene represents the 67th House District.

Rep. Dennis Keene discusses House Bill 350 with Rep. Sannie Overly on the House floor. PROVIDED

A reminder to sell with a smile Retirement planning tips for fifty-somethings

Entering your 50s and behind in your retirement planning goals? Don’t fret. You’ve still got time to get your financial plan back on track. There are many steps that older investors can take to better prepare themselves financially for retirement. Here are six tips that may help you make the most of your final working years. 1. Catch up. If you have access to a 401(k) or other workplace-sponsored plan, make the $5,500 catch-up contribution that is available to participants aged 50 and older. Note that you are first required to contribute the annual employee maximum, $17,000 for 2012, before making the catchup contribution. 2. Fund an IRA. Investors aged 50 and older can contribute $6,000 annually (the $5,000 annual contribution plus an additional catch-up contribution of $1,000). An investor in his or her 50s who contributes the maximum amounts to both a 401(k) and an IRA could accelerate retirement savings by more than $25,000 a year. 3. Consider dividends. If you do not have access to a workplace-sponsored retirement plan, or you already contribute the maximum to your qualified retirement accounts, consider stocks that offer dividend reinvestment. Reinvesting your dividends can help to grow

your account balance over time. 4. Make little cuts. Consider how you can trim expenses while Marcus A. continuing to Barone enjoy life. Some suggesCOMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST tions for quick COLUMNIST savings: Eliminate or reduce premium cable channels that you do not watch, memberships that you do not use regularly, and frequent splurges on dining out or coffee runs. An extra $100 a month saved today could make a big difference down the road. 5. Review strategies for postponing retirement. You may be able to learn new skills that could increase your marketability to potential employers. Even a part-time job could reduce your need to deplete retirement assets. 6. Don’t give up. Many preretirees falsely believe that there is nothing they can do to build retirement assets, and as a result, do nothing. Remember that you control how much you invest, and in many areas, how much you spend. Make a plan — and stick with it. Marcus A. Barone is a Woodmen of the World Financial Representative in Alexandria.


Washington D.C. phone: 202-2242541 Local phone: 859-578-0188 Website: http://mcconnell.

U.S. Sentator Rand Paul

Washington D.C. phone: 202-2244343 Local phone: 859-426-0165 Website:

Senator Katie Kratz Stine – District 24

Local address: 21 Fairway Drive, Southgate KY 41071

Frankfort address: 702 Capitol Ave. Annex Room 236, Frankfort, KY 40601 Local phone: 859-781-5311 Frankfort phone: 502-564-3120 Email: Website: legislator/S024.htm

Representative Dennis Keene – District 67

Local address: 1040 Johns Hill Road, Wilder, KY 41076 Frankfort address: 702 Capitol Ave. Annex Room 358, Frankfort, KY 40601 Local phone: 859-441-5894 Frankfort phone: 502-564-8100 ext. 626 Email:



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Years ago, as a teenager, I worked in a small retail store that sold major appliances and jewelry. The owners had a unique philosophy; they were in business to make a profit. And to do so, they understood, and made it abundantly clear to each employee, that customers were special. Customers were greeted in a pleasant manner; questions were asked; answers were listened to; product solutions were offered; and sales were made. The sales staff was attentive, showed empathy and maintained a service mentality. The store was energized in large part by the duo that owned and operated the store; a purchasing agent with a penchant for numbers and a master salesman named Jack. As a consumer, I lament the state of some retail establishments today. Most stores have a great product line, but in some establishments employees (“associates” or “team members,” as they are now called) lack enthusiasm for the fact that customers are special; customers have money, customers want to buy something, and customers want to feel appreciated. Without mentioning names, let me highlight several retail scenarios that illustrate how some retailers are missing the boat when it comes to creating happy and loyal customers,

generating positive wordof-mouth community relations, and increasing sales and profits. One national Tom doughnut franCislo chise seems to consistently COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST hire employees COLUMNIST who never say “thank you” when a purchase is made. Apparently this franchise does not believe that people like to hear “thank you” and know that their patronage is valued. Instead, this doughnut franchise, most likely due to lack of training, allows the retail clerks to drop the change in the customer’s hand and stare blankly through the window just beyond the customer or immediately look to the next customer with an upward flip of the head as if asking “what do you want?” I also find that men’s specialty clothing stores are notorious for treating me as an interruption. Before shopping, in an effort to factor out profiling, I make an effort to dress appropriately, and when I arrive at the store, to smile and describe my desired purchase in simple and direct terms. What I invariably get is a dull, boring, ho-hum attitude. During one recent visit

to a men’s suit retailer, I was literally holding my credit card and several $20 bills in my hand trying to close the deal (get that! I’m closing the deal instead of the service person!) but their attitude was still shifting somewhere between indifference and contempt. Another pattern of indifference occurs in some establishments where the staff believes stocking shelves or cleaning up is more important than helping customers or selling merchandise. Let me reiterate; retail is about taking the customer’s money and saying “thank you.” It is absolutely unbelievable to see a line of three, four or five customers standing patiently at a checkout, their arms loaded with things they want to buy while worker-bees are languidly stocking shelves, dusting shelves, talking to another coworker or looking for some random piece of paper. Thankfully there are many retailers with a significant share of talented, concerned and service-oriented sales staff. But it is beyond me why some companies fail to instruct their sales staff that the primary goal of retail is to sell something with a smile. Tom Cislo lives in Edgewood.

WHEN THEY MEET Campbell County Fiscal Court

Address: 1098 Monmouth St., Newport, KY 41071 Phone: 859-292-3838 Website: Meets: 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the Alexandria Courthouse, 8352 E. Main St. And meets at 5:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the county administration building, 1098 Monmouth St., Newport. Judge-executive: Steve Pendery 859-547-1803 Commissioners: Pete Garrett: Brian Painter: Ken Rechtin: 859-250-2263

Highland Heights

176 Johns Hill Road 859-441-8575 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays


502 Garfield Ave. 859-781-6664 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday Website: NA


998 Monmouth St. 859-292-3687 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays

Silver Grove

308 Oak St. 859-441-6390 7 p.m. the first Tuesday Website: NA


122 Electric Ave. 859-441-0075 7:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays

Campbell County School Board 51 Orchard Lane, Alexandria 859-635-2173 7 p.m. the second Monday

Dayton School Board 200 Clay St.

228 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 654 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075 phone: 283-0404 email: web site:

859-491-6565 6:30 p.m. – day changes month-tomonth

Fort Thomas School Board

28 North Fort Thomas Ave. 859-781-3333 7 p.m. the second Monday

Newport School Board 301 East Eighth St. 859-292-3001 Changes month-to-month

Silver Grove School Board 101 W. Third St. 859-441-3873 7 p.m. the third Monday

Southgate School Board 6 William F. Blatt St. 859-441-0743 7 p.m. the second Thursday

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.

L IFE Knotty Pine




on the Bayou reopens

By Chris Mayhew

Community Recorder

Here is a list of upcoming events to benefit tornado relief efforts. The Facebook group “Coordination of help for NKY victims of 3.2.12 tornado” will update this list if you email them at nkytornadorecovery@

COLD SPRING — Knotty Pine

on the Bayou reopened Tuesday, March 6, as owners John and Kathy Caulfield keep their Cajun cuisine rolling on the banks of the Licking River in Cold Spring. “We’re just so excited that this day is finally here,” said Kathy Caulfield. It’s been amazing to think it has been three months since they decided to close and move the restaurant, she said. The restaurant closed temporarily Nov. 14, to relocate. The Caulfields said the structural stability of the location they had operated out of since 1994 was in need of costly repairs. The Caulfields bought and began renovating the former Cline’s on the River, at 6302 Licking Pike in January – moving their restaurant one mile upriver and closer to the AA Highway. All of the restaurant’s employees are coming back, Caulfield said. “We just feel so happy and so blessed,” she said. “So many people have helped us to get where we are today.” Jen and Ken Hunt of Morningview were back to dine at Knotty Pine on Sunday, March 11. They come once a week, Ken said. “It’s one of the very few good restaurants near us,” he said. Jen Hunt said they love Knotty Pine, and were eagerly waiting for the reopening. “When I heard they were closed I was like, ‘I’m going to cry,’” she said. Dennis and Vicki Whitford of Independence were at Knotty Pine with family members Sunday, March 11. Dennis Whitford said they know the owners well,

Events to benefit relief

Friday and Saturday, March 16-17

Stand Tall Kentucky Tornado Relief Concert: Sherman Baptist Church, 3525 Dixie Hwy. in Dry Ridge, 6:30-9 p.m. Concert and donation drive to remember those who lost their life and raise funds and necessities for those who have lost everything. Event includes musicians and singers. All proceeds will be distributed to Crittenden and Piner relief agencies already set up through local churches to meet immediate needs. The event is free. Donations of canned goods, non-perishable items or monetary donations will be collected at the door. For more information, contact Leigh Ann at 859-817-1454 or email

Saturday, March 17

Ken and Jen Hunt of Morningview, regular customers at Knotty Pine on the Bayou in Cold Spring, stand underneath the sign at the new location Sunday, March 11. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE

From left, Diane Whitford and her daughter Emilie Whitford, both of Cold Spring, watch Knotty Pine on the Bayou server Jenny Walton serve up dishes of blackened fish and shrimp scampi Sunday, March 11.



and are regulars. They certainly couldn’t wait for the reopening and originally were going to wait for a special occasion until they broke down and made a Sunday reservation a few days after the March 6 opening, he said.

“We gave it about four days and said ‘we can’t wait any longer,’” he said. Knotty Pine on the Bayou announced new hours on the restaurant’s Facebook page. Starting Tuesday, March 6, the hours

of operation will be for dinner only from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 4-8 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday. For reservations, call the restaurant at 859-781-2200.

Tornado Relief Benefit: Munkee Dew’s on Main Street in Walton, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5 cover, raffles, live music. Proceeds to benefit victims in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Pendleton counties.

Sunday, March 18

ZumbaThon: 5:30-7 p.m. Reca Roller Rink,11Viewpoint Drive, Alexandria.

Friday, March 23

Band Together - Crittenden Tornado Disaster Benefit: 6 p.m., Lloyd Welfare House, 144 S. Main St., Crittenden, KY 41030. Spaghetti dinner, raffles, live bands. Call Tony Nickol, 859-496-3607.

Saturday, March 24

Benefit for Victims of Tornado: McCardle Benefit, 6-10 p.m., Rockin’ M Farms arena, 3128 Center Ridge Road. Buffet dinner live music and live auction. $25 per person at the door, kids 5 and under free. Kids 5-12 $5. All proceeds go to the McCardle Family.

Sunday, April 1

A view of the inside and bar area at the new Knotty Pine on the Bayou location in Cold Spring Sunday, March 11. The restaurant reopened Tuesday, March 6, after closing for a relocation for about three months.

Jan and Bill Kelly, front and at right, of Independence, Gus and Kelly Wade of Union, far left, and Zach Wade, wearing sunglasses, and Alisha and her daughter Brinkley, dine together at Knotty Pine on the Bayou in Cold Spring Sunday, March 11. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY



Shimmer’s Ballroom: 1-9 p.m., 1939 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright. Several large bands are expected.


Grandview girls share kindness By Amanda Joering Alley

BELLEVUE — Since they met about four years ago, Grandview Elementary School students Kylie Hicks and Jasmine Bricking have had a close friendship, full of fun, caring and kindness. “She’s just so nice, and we have so much trust together,” Hicks said. “We hang out together whenever we can.” The girls, both fifth-graders

at Grandview, spend a good deal of their time together, whether it be at school, their homes or their girl scout troop’s meetings, outings and events. While they don’t sit next to each other in class, the girls said they make it a point to spend time together every chance they get during lunch and school activities. Outside of school, the girls have sleepovers, play games and see each other as much as they possibly can.

The girls, both Bellevue residents, said their favorite memory together was when they went swimming at Hicks’ grandmother’s house, where they held hands while jumping in the pool. Bricking said no matter what, she knows she can always count on Hicks. “Whenever I get hurt or I need her, she’s always right there,” Bricking said. The girls agree that no matter what happens, they’ll be best friends forever.

Grandview Elementary School best friends Kylie Hicks and Jasmine Bricking pose for a picture. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 16 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. City of Wilder Fish Fry, 4-8 p.m., Wilder City Building, 520 Licking Pike, Fish, shrimp or chicken dinners, fries, macaroni and cheese and coleslaw. Carryout available. Benefits Wilder Fire Department. $1.50-$7. Presented by Wilder Fire Department. 859-581-8884; Wilder. 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; 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.

Fashion Shows Eco-Fabulous Fashion Show, 6-9 p.m., Lexus RiverCenter, 633 W. Third St., Designs from several local DAAP students at 8 p.m. Drinks provided by Lexus

Rivercenter. Food provided. Vendors include Bella Forza Fitness, Mary Kay by Britt Born, Votre Vu by Julena Bingaman, A Village Gift Shop and Brooke Guigui, Jewelmint Stylist. Benefits Civic Garden Center. Free, $10 requested donation includes swag bag. Registration required. Presented by Cincy Chic. 859547-5300; Covington.

Music - Blues Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Mansion Hill Tavern, 502 Washington Ave., $4. 859-581-0100. Newport.

Music - Rock Ruckus, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-491-3500; Newport.

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

Special Events Stage One National Dance Competition, 3:30-10:45 p.m. Registration and doors open 3 p.m. Junior Solos ages 9-12 at 3:30 p.m. Teen and Senior Duets/Trios ages 13 and up at 7:45 p.m. Teen and Senior Duet/Trio Awards at 10:45 p.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Ticket pricing TBA. Presented by Stage One Productions. 859-2611500; Covington.

Saturday, March 17 Craft Shows St. Catherine Foresters Craft Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1803 N. Fort Thomas Ave., More than 50 booths with products including, handmade jewelry, clothing, wooden crafts, floral arrangements, candles, glass items and more. Family friendly. Presented by St. Catherine of Siena Foresters. 859-572-2680. Fort Thomas.

Holiday - St. Patrick’s Day St. Patrick’s Day Events, 9 a.m., Claddagh Irish Pub Newport, One Levee Way, Grab kegs and eggs at 9 a.m.; music starting at noon, Irish dancers and bagpipers throughout the day. Ages 21 and up. 859-581-8888; Newport. St. Patricks Day Bash, 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, Green beer and Jameson. Live music starting at 2 p.m. with The Rusty Griswolds. 3 Day Rule at 7 p.m. DJ Haze at 11 p.m. $5. 859-491-6200. Newport. Irish Concerts, noon-2 p.m. Michael Whithead, guitarist, will perform Irish tunes., 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Kyle Meadows, hammered dulcimer and Tisa McGraw, Celtic harp, will perform a selection of Irish, Celtic and traditional tunes., Kentucky Pickens at the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Sing-a-longs welcomed. Free. 859-491-7425; Newport.

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 - Rock The New Lime, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708

Monmouth St., Free. 859-4913500. Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Steve Byrne, 7:30 p.m. 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15-$17. 859-957-2000; 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 Run for the Gold, 9 a.m.-noon, England-Idlewild Park, Idlewild Road, Registration begins at 8 a.m. 5K walk/run. To receive T-shirt, pre-register by March 12. Benefits hungry children throughout Boone County. $5 adults; can good or other nonperishable food item for Boone County students. Presented by Boone County School District. 859-282-3314; Burlington.

Schools Entrance Exam, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Covington Latin School, 21 E. Eleventh St., For aboveaverage students in grades 5-7. $50. Registration recommended. 859-291-7044; Covington.

Special Events Stage One National Dance Competition, 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Registration and doors open 7 a.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Ticket pricing TBA. 859-261-1500; Covington. Tornado Relief Benefit, 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Munkee Dew’s, 11 S. Main St., Music by Out Cold, RMS, Whiskey Town, Rapid Fire and Southern Highway. Raffles, pot of gold drawings, snack food and more. Benefits Grant, Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Pendleton County victims. $5. 859-485-1247. Walton. Covington.

Wednesday, March 21 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.


Sunday, March 18

Casablanca’s 70th Anniversary, 2 p.m. 7 p.m., AMC Newport On The Levee 20, One Levee Way, Suite 4100, Host Robert Osborne will discuss the enduring legacy and reveal some of its fascinating behind-the-scenes stories. Presented by Turner Classic Movies. $12.50; plus fees. Presented by Fathom Events. 859-261-6795; Newport.

On Stage - Comedy

Health / Wellness

Steve Byrne, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15-$17. 859-957-2000; Newport.

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.

Special Events Stage One National Dance Competition, 7 a.m.-9:55 p.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Ticket pricing TBA. 859-261-1500; Covington.

Monday, March 19 Support Groups Spouse Loss Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Hospice of the Bluegrass - Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Workshop for those who have experienced the loss of a significant other. Explore full scope and dimension of loss: physiological, psychological and spiritual symptoms of grief, changes in relationship with family, as well as social change, dating and the possibility of a new partner. Free. Registration required. 859-441-6332; Florence.

TUESDAY, MARCH 20 Clubs & Organizations

Molly Malone's Irish Pub and Restaurant in Covington will celebrate St. Paddy's Day from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, March 17. The pub will have Kegs and Eggs for breakfast. The celebration features Irish dancers and pipers with Court Street closed for an outdoor tent with stage and full bar. For more information, call 859-491-6659 or visit Pictured is a group celebrating St. Patrick's Day at Molly Malone's last year. FILE

Here are two local benefits happening this week for people impacted by the storms on March 2. Tornado Relief Benefit will be 5 p.m to 2 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at Munkee Dew's, 11 S. Main St. in Walton. The event will include live music, raffles, drawings, snack food and more. Benefits go to victims in Grant, Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Pendleton counties. Cost is $5. For more information, call 859-485-1247. ZumbaThon will be 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Reca Roller Rink, 11 Viewpoint Drive in Alexandria. Proceeds benefit the victims in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Tickets are $10. The Reca Roller Rink will take donations of personal care, first aid and baby items at the event. Pictured, from left, is Paula Worthington, Kayla Worthington, Kim Cook and Karen Cain volunteering at Piner Baptist Church on March 3. NANCY DALY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Triangle Toastmasters Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth St., Become a confident, more effective speaker. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Triangle Toastmasters. 859-6523348; Newport. Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame Meeting, 1 p.m. Guest speaker, Sheila Gray., Villa Hills Civic Club, 729 Rogers Road, Free. Presented by Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame. 859-525-0333; Villa Hills.

Music - Rock Brick and Mortar, 6:30 p.m., Bangarang’s of Covington, 620 Scott Blvd., $10, $8 advance. 513-460-3815; www.face-

Music - Blues Ricky Nye, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., Free. 859491-8027; Covington.

On Stage - Comedy JuDee Brown’s W.O.W Comedy Night, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Apollo Style. Audience will say who might make it or break it. Ages 18 and up. $7. 859-957-2000; Newport.

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. 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.

Films Can U Feel It, 8 p.m., AMC Newport On The Levee 20, One Levee Way, Suite 4100, In-depth look into the world’s premiere electronic dance music event featuring some of today’s top artists. Audiences are taken behind the scenes with artists as they explain their passion turned profession for electronic music. Audiences will also get exclusive access to special red carpet interviews, fan reactions, celebrity appearances and more, captured live the the previous day from Bayfront Park Amphitheater in downtown Miami. $12.50; plus fees. Presented by Fathom Events. 859-261-6795; Newport.

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.

Lectures Six@Six Lecture Series, 6 p.m. Lost and Found: Cincinnati’s Medieval Manuscript Fragments. Explore largely unknown and undocumented specimens of medieval manuscripts scattered around public institutions in Cincinnati area., Behringer-

Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, $30 season pass, $6; free for students. Presented by Northern Kentucky University. 859-572-1448; Covington.

On Stage - Comedy Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Local and regional talent. Ages 18 and up. $10. 859-957-2000; Newport.

On Stage - Student Theater Guys and Dolls, 7:30 p.m. Opening Night., Highlands High School, 2400 Memorial Parkway, An oddball romantic comedy. Set in New York City in the mid-20th century, the play is populated with gangsters, gamblers, missionary dolls and showgirls. $10, $8. Through March 25. 859-815-2600; Fort Thomas.

Youth Sports Volleyball Training Team Session I, 6-7:30 p.m., The Fun Center at Pleasure Isle, 313 Madison Pike, Open to girls, grades 3-5. Teams divided by skill level and grade level. Training team participants will not have uniforms, but will receive a T-shirt. $300. Registration required. Presented by Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball. 859-620-6520; Independence.

Senior Citizens Tai Chi for Seniors, 10-11 a.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., Designed to help improve quality of life for people with arthritis, limited mobility or anyone wanting to work on balance, strength and/or breathing issues. Slow-paced, graceful, low-impact form of exercise. Family friendly. $1. Through June 27. 859-727-2306. Elsmere.

Thursday, March 22 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.


New York Times Bestselling Author Shelley Shepard Gray will discuss her new book "Missing: The Secrets of Crittenden County, Book One" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills. "Missing" is set in the close-knit Amish Community in Marion, Crittenden County, Ky. THANKS TO SHELLEY SHEPARD GRAY


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Cream horn recipe offers different filling choices Life here on our little patch of heaven is never boring. We were splitting logs yesterday when I spied something hanging loosely curled in between two rows of wood. I was stacking more wood next to those rows and there it was: a snake. In less than 3 seconds, I shrieked, threw the wood from my arms onto the ground and bolted. My husband, Frank, who couldn’t hear the shriek over the wood splitter but did see me bolt, asked what was wrong. I pointed to the snake. He laughed – it wasn’t a snake at all but simply the skin. Made no difference to me. I can tolerate a lot of God’s creatures, but the snake or its skin is not one of them.

Pasta with clam sauce

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12 oz. linguine or spaghetti, cooked and kept warm 1 tablespoon minced garlic or more to taste 1 ⁄3 cup olive oil, or bit more if needed Red pepper flakes to taste 3-5 anchovies, chopped very fine 2 6.5 oz. cans clams with liquid Chopped fresh parsley or handful of spinach, chopped Parmesan cheese

Sauté garlic and red pepper flakes in olive oil over medium heat just until garlic is fragrant;

don’t let it get dark and burn. Add anchovies and cook until they disintegrate. Add clams Rita and simHeikenfeld mer until RITA’S KITCHEN slightly reduced. Pour over pasta and toss. Garnish with parsley or greens and cheese.

Gale Gand’s cream horns

I have worked with this Food Network star who specializes in baking. For all of you who wanted a bakery-type cream horn, you’ll like Gale’s recipe. If you don’t have cream horn metal cones, I’ve had readers use a package of sugar cones wrapped in foil. Some also make theirs with sturdy paper wrapped in foil. No matter what kind of cones you use, spray before wrapping with pastry. I’ve given several options for the filling. 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed (if you use Pepperidge Farm pastry, which comes two to a box, thaw both of them just in case) 1 egg 1 teaspoon water Powdered sugar in a shaker

Grease 8 cream horn metal cones. Cut the puff pastry into ½-inch wide strips. Starting at the point of the cone, wind the pastry around

the cone, overlapping the layers slightly to cover the cone with a spiral of pastry. Freeze in an airtight container. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. When ready to bake, whisk egg with water and lightly brush pastry with egg wash. Shake powdered sugar all over the surfaces and place them, seam side down on a parchment paper-lined sheet pan. Bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on the cones. Then remove and fill the cornucopias.

Gale’s whipped cream filling

from forming. Chill at least two hours.

Quick pudding cream filling 1 3.75 oz. instant French vanilla pudding 1¼ cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup whipped cream

Unlike many recipes, Rita’s pasta with clam sauce doesn’t use white wine. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. whisk. Cook over simmering water 8 to 10 minutes or until thickened, whisking constantly. Remove from heat; whisk in butter and vanilla. Pour custard into a bowl; place plastic wrap directly on top of custard to prevent a skin

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Prepare pudding mix according to package directions using 1¼ cup milk and vanilla, stirring until thickened. Chill. Fold in whipped cream. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Whip cream with sugar until stiff, then chill. Pipe into pastry. Garnish with cascading, cut-up fruit, then dust with powdered sugar.

Warm weather filling 1 cup Crisco 1 cup butter, softened 4 cups confectioners sugar 1½ tablespoons vanilla About 1 cup marshmallow cream

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Prune trees while still dormant Question: Now that we’ve had several warm days, should I go ahead and prune the trees and shrubs around my house? Answer: As spring approaches, many homeowners begin to think about their yard’s landscape. Pruning during the late winter and early spring allows for the removal of damage caused by winter winds and precipitation. The wounds caused by pruning heal most quickly this time of year just as new growth is emerging on the plant. Pruning also allows removal of diseased, crowded or hazardous branches. When pruning trees, the size of the tree does not need to be reduced too much in one season. Limit the pruning amount to one-fourth of the tree’s volume. Start by thinning out branches by cutting them off close to the tree’s trunk or a large limb. Leave the swollen base of the branch, known as the collar, intact. Cutting the collar off would prevent the plant from growing over the wound caused from pruning. Pruning in this manner allows for a healthy tree that is more open to sunlight and air movement. If the branch is cut back only part way, there will likely be a crowded regrowth of new branches where the cut was made. Do not seal or paint the wounds resulting from pruning because that will only delay the tree’s healing process. Don’t leave branch stubs. With spring-flowering shrubs and ornamental trees, some pruning may be needed, but it’s not time yet. The best time to prune

these plants is right after they have flowered and dropped their petals. If the shrub Mike is pruned Klahr before it blooms, the HORTICULTURE CONCERNS flower buds have been removed before their flowers were enjoyed. When pruning is done after blooming, the flowers will have been enjoyed and the plant can recover, grow, and produce more buds for flowers next spring. Most fruit trees (other than peach, apricot and nectarine), landscape shade trees and evergreens can be pruned now, while they are still dormant. Wait until June to prune the true pines. Summer-blooming plants can all be pruned now, before bud break and new growth occurs. These include goldenraintree, Rose of Sharon, pink spireas, Potentilla, butterflybush, Beautybush, Beautyberry, Summersweet Clethra, Peegee Hydrangea, Hills of Snow Hydrangea, Annabelle Hydrangea, Crapemyrtle, Glossy Abelia, late-blooming Autumn Clematis, and Hybrid Tea Rose. Pruning is not limited to a certain time of year. Homeowners can prune at any time if they notice branches and limbs that are damaged either from weather, disease or insects. Pruning is invigorating for the plants in a home landscape, so one should not necessarily think of pruning as a means of size control. Mike Klahr is the Boone Coun-

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The 19th annual Northern Kentucky Regional History Day will offer a fascinating exploration of the defense of Northern Kentucky during the Civil War. The event takes place on Saturday, March 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. “Northern Kentucky Regional History Day is a great opportunity to learn

about the rich history of the region,” said Dr. Andrea Watkins, who is helping to coordinate the event. “People who attend History Day enjoy the discovery of unique people, places and events that are significant in the development of the distinct culture and history of the Northern Kentucky/ Greater Cincinnati area.” The day will begin at 8 a.m. with registration in the first floor of the NKU Student Union. The area will include various tables with

information and artifacts from area historical organizations, museums and publishers. Light refreshments will be served at registration. This material will be on display until 2 p.m., when door prize winners will be announced. At10 a.m., NKU Regents Professor James Ramage will deliver a keynote address titled “Pontoon Bridges and Fortified Hills: The Defense of Northern Kentucky in the Civil War” in the University Center

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The Battle of Augusta in 1862, William A. Baker, SU 109 A description of the battle and conduct of home guards and confederate troops in Augusta, Ky. Frontier Kentucky’s Musical Roots, Jonathan Hagee, SU 104 A colonial balladeer shares the culture and stories of British immigrants to the state through 18th

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Northern Kentucky, Paul Tenkotte, SU 109 Examination of Irish immigration, institutions and cultural traditions created in Northern Kentucky. Kentucky’s Bookends to the Civil War: Major Robert Anderson and Fort Sumter, Don Rightmyer, SU 108 The commander at Fort Sumter in April 1861, learn about Anderson’s Kentucky roots and the important roles he played in the Civil War. Mystery on the River: The World of Seckatary Hawkins, Diane Schneider, SU 107B A look at the Seckatary Hawkins stories that are a treasure trove of Northern Kentucky history. Saving Sherman Tavern, Barbara Brown, SU 106 Restoring a Grant County landmark to preserve and celebrate pioneer heritage. The George Ratterman Trials: Separating Fact from Fiction, Michael L. Williams, SU 104 A fresh look at the myths and rumors surrounding the court trials of Ratterman in the 1960s. Online Genealogy Research: Making the Most of Digital Resources, Elaine M. Kuhn, SU 107C Learn about the evergrowing world of web sites and databases available for researching your family tree. Why Thinking Matters in History, Burke Miller, SU 105 Multimedia exploration of questions central to understanding the nature of historical study. Northern Kentucky Social Studies Advisory Council Workshop. The cost to attend Northern Kentucky Regional History Day is $6 per person in advance, $8 per person at the door. NKU faculty, staff and students can attend free by showing their NKU ID. Registration forms are available at The event is sponsored by the NKU Department of History and Geography, the historical societies and heritage groups of Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Fleming, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Owen, Pendleton and Robertson counties. Anyone with questions about the event can contact John Boh at 859-491-0490.

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Concerts celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Ky. Haus Community Recorder Kentucky Haus Artisan Center will host two concerts in celebration of St. Patrick's Day on Saturday, March 17. Guitarist Michael Whitehead will entertain

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bers was chosen as a “Hero” by Lifetime Network and flown to Los Angeles with her husband to celebrate her involvement in the community as well as her survival. The following year, I Have Wings took flight. Today the organization is comprised of steering committees, an executive board and volunteers. Their mission is to educate the community, ease the stress of the disease, and dndorse the breast cancer research efforts of Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory in Newport. To purchase tickets for the event, or for more information, visit, or “We have more than enough people who need our help right here in our own backyard,” says Chambers. “It’s so important to continue to provide whatever immediate support we can to these women and their families.” Tickets for the Spring Bling Razzle Dazzle Luncheon are $40.

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tled “What the Frack is Going On: An Activist Retirement,” is free and open to the public. Blackburn retired in 2001 after serving as NKU’s first director of composition (1979-86) and later as the director of women’s studies (1986-93).

Judith Blackburn will deliver the Third Annual Northern Kentucky University English Professor Emeritus Lecture on Tuesday, March 20, at 5 p.m. in Landrum Academic Center Room 506. The lecture, ti-

In addition to composition courses, she taught courses in American women writers, women’s autobiographical writing, women’s studies, and biographical writing. Her biography on Cincinnati civil rights activist Maurice McCrackin was published in 1991.

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DEATHS JoAnne Baldwin JoAnne Baldwin, 56, of Independence, died Feb. 25, 2012, in Oklahoma City. She was traveling out West to complete her bucket list. Her mother, Florence Layman Richardson, and a brother, Jay Baldwin, died previously. Survivors include her life

partner, Judy Speed of Independence; brother, Glenn Baldwin of Campbell County; father, Robert Baldwin of Kentucky; and stepfather, Charles Richardson of Campbell County. Memorial service will be 1-5 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Calvin A. Perry Community Center in Alexandria. Memorials: Integris Hospice

House in Oklahoma City or Hospice of the Bluegrass in Florence.

Marion Carvolth Marion Roberts Carvolth, 101, of Fort Thomas, died March 2, 2012. Her husband, R. Arthur Carvolth, and son, James E. Carvolth, died previously. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.


Robert Joe Cline, 91, of Fort Thomas, died March 3, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a salesman and served in the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his wife, Adalaide Cline; and sons, Robert Cline, Dave Cline, Steve Cline and Michael Cline.

Eleanor ‘Boo’ Dedman Eleanor “Boo” Dedman, 82, of Newport, died March 2, 2012, at her residence. She was a bank teller with U.S. Bank and a member of Melbourne United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Harold Dedman; son, Kevin Dedman of Hamilton, Ohio; daughter, Kimberly Reynolds of Melbourne; and two granddaughters. Burial was in Mount Gilead Cemetery in Carthage, Ky. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 or Melbourne United Methodist Church, 1011 Mary Ingles Hwy., Melbourne, KY 41059.

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Excess of Resources Over/(Under) 335,786 Appropriations 0 Contributed Capital Transfer to Developer 0 Interfund Transfer - Out 0 Estimated Fund Balance/Retained Earnings End of Fiscal Year 335,786 SECTION II That this Ordinance shall be signed by the Mayor and attested to by the City Clerk, recorded, published by summary, and shall be effective upon publication. PASSED: First reading on January 23, 2012 PASSED: Second reading on February 27, 2012 MAYOR JERRY PELUSO ATTEST: AMY B. ABLE, CITY CLERK PUBLISHED: In summary in the Campbell County Recorder the 15th CE-1001693107-01 day of March, 2012.

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing for the above-captioned issue will be held by the City Council of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky (the "City") on April 2, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Fort Thomas Municipal Building, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky 41075 (the "City Building"). This hearing is for the purpose of considering the approval of the issuance by the City of Industrial Building Revenue Bonds (Highlands Soccer Club Inc. Project) in the maximum principal amount of $700,000, pursuant to Chapter 103 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes (the "Act"). If the Bonds are approved, the proceeds will be loaned to Highlands Soccer Club Inc. (the "Borrower"), for the purpose of financing the costs of installing artificial turf at the soccer field located along Army Reserve Road near Tower Park, Fort Thomas, Kentucky (the "Project"). The Project will be operated by the Borrower in furtherance of its purpose of making recreational benefits available to the public. THE BONDS SHALL NOT REPRESENT OR CONSTITUTE A DEBT OR PLEDGE OF THE FAITH AND CREDIT OR THE TAXING POWER OF THE CITY, THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY. Interested persons are invited to attend this public hearing and will be given an opportunity to express their views concerning the proposed Project. Anyone desiring to make written comments may give them to the City Clerk of the City at the City Building. This notice is given pursuant to § 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. /s/ Mellissa Kelley City Clerk, City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky 1001694194

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pering Way, warrant at 9242 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 14. Cameron D. Harbin, 19, 711 London Acres Road, warrant at 9242 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 14. Tyler J. Rininger, 19, 825 Walnut St., warrant at 9242 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 14. Christina M. Nickerson, 20, 313 W. 6th St., theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 19.

Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the City Clerk, Municipal Building, City of Alexandria, Campbell County, Kentucky, until 1:00 P.M. local time on MARCH 30, 2012, for furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment necessary to complete project known as ALEXANDRIA 2012 STREET PROGRAM , and, at said time and place, publicly opened and read aloud. Contract documents, bid sheets, plans and specifications can be obtained at CDS Associates, Inc., 7000 Dixie Highway, Florence, Kentucky 41042 for $60.00 per set, (non-refundable). Plans requested by mail will be an additional $15.00 per set. Checks shall be made payable to CDS Associates, Inc. Specifications will also be on file in the plan room of the Allied Construction Industries, (ACI). Each bidder is required to submit with his proposal a bid bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the base bid or certified check equal in amount to ten percent (10%) of the base bid. The bidder to whom the contract is awarded will be required to furnish a surety bond in an amount equal to one-hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount. Bid security furnished in Bond form shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Kentucky to provide said surety. Proposals must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the same and all persons interested therein. It is the intent and requirements of the owner that this project be completed no later than SEPTEMBER 30, 2012. When the total overall project exceeds $250,000, all bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates in the State of Kentucky. It is anticipated that the Prevailing Wage Law will apply to this project. The successful bidder will be required to have a current occupational license in the City of Alexandria before the Contract will be awarded. The Council of the City of Alexandria, reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any or all bids. The Council of the City of Alexandria shall authorize acceptance of the bid made by the responsible bidder who, in Council’s judgment, offers the best and most responsive proposal to the City, considering quality, service, performance record, and price; or Council may direct the rejection of all bids. The City may award based on "functional equivalence" concerning specified work or products. By the order of the Council of the City of Alexandria. Mayor William T. Rachford, Jr., City of Alexandria Publishing Date: Campbell County Recorder – MARCH 15, 2012 1001693595

NOTICE TO BIDDERS PROJECT: RECONSTRUCTION of KENTON STREET and ORCHARD STREET Sealed bids will be received by the City of Elsmere at the: Elsmere City Building 318 Garvey Avenue Elsmere, KY 41018 Until 1:30 PM on Monday April 2, 2012, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. This project consists of approximately 7,300 sq. yd. of 7" concrete street pavement, 896 sq. yd. of concrete entrance pavement, 373 sq. yd. concrete sidewalk, 339 lin. ft. of storm sewer pipe of various sizes, 1,037 lin. ft. of 8" PVC sanitary sewer pipe and 2,516 lin. ft. of 8" PVC water main and appurtenances thereto. Bidders shall take notice that due to the alternate bid item included in the bid documents, which alternate bid item pertains to sewer utility work, the City is advertising this project on behalf of the City, as regards that portion of the project which does not include sewer utility work, and as agent of Sanitation District No. 1,as regards that portion of the project which includes sewer utility work, pursuant to an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between the City of Elsmere and Sanitation District No. 1. This project will be subject to the Kentucky Prevailing Wage Rates as determined by KRS 337.505 to 337.550. Each bidder is required to submit with the Proposal a bid bond or certified check in the amount of five (5) percent of the base bid. Plans, specifications and all bid documents may be obtained at the office of Erpenbeck Consulting Engineers, Inc. 4205 Dixie Highway Elsmere, KY 41018 Upon payment of $50.00 (non-refundable) per set. No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety (90) days after the closing time for receipt of Bids. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive formalities and to negotiate with the apparent qualified best bidder to such extent as 3899 may be in the City’s best interest.


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: (502)564-3410. 1001692872

Fourth-degree assault Report of fight at 35 Paul Lane, Feb. 14. Theft by deception Report of online advertisement scam on Craigslist to send money orders at 1 Southwood Drive, Feb. 22. Theft by unlawful taking Report of bracelet taken while in tanning business at 405 Washington St., Feb. 14. Theft by unlawful taking gasoline Report of gas drive-off without paying at 7930 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 5. Report of gas drive-off without paying at 8244 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 15. Third-degree burglary Report of medication taken from residence at 25 Trapp Court, Feb. 12.

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Incidents/investigations Fraudulent use of credit card At 18 North Crescent Ave., March 1. Second-degree burglary At 132 Grand Ave., March 1. At 120 Pickets Charge, March 2. Theft by deception At 15 Thomas Pointe Drive, Feb. 28.


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DEATHS grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 or American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Jennifer Foreman Jennifer Marie Foreman, 34, of Silver Grove, died March 2, 2012. She was a pharmacy tech and a homemaker. She was a member of the Silver Grove Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, Timothy Foreman; son, Timmy A Foreman II of Silver Grove; mother, Sue Pombles; father, Howard Pombles; brothers, Mark Pombles and Jerry Pombles, both of Highland Heights, and Tony Pombles of Cleveland; sister, Julie Tabor of Highland Heights; and mother-in-law, Pat Foreman of Bellevue. Memorials: Melbourne United Methodist Church, 1011 Mary Ingles Hwy., Melbourne, KY 41059 or Silver Grove Fire Department, 101 E. Four Mile Road, Silver Grove, KY 41085.

Haas, both of Fort Thomas; daughters, Patty Huenefeld of Fort Thomas and Jo Chambers of Hendersonville, N.C.; sisters, Barbara Burton and Joan Witte, both of Middleton, Tenn., Sandy Kuhl of Fort Thomas and Donna King of Villa Hills; brothers, Robert Birkenhauer of Bayonet Point, Fla., and Murdock Birkenhauer of Grant's Lick; nine grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Holy Spirit Parish, 825 Washington Ave., Newport, KY 41071 or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Lee Hanna Lee E. Hanna, 66, of California, died Feb. 25, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He retired after 35 years as a financial analyst in the surety bond business and served in the U.S. Army at the Pentagon. He was active in the local community and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Melbourne. A sister, Barbara Montgomery; and three nephews, Kyle Oberholtzer, Darren

Hanna and Robert Montgomery, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Anna Teichmoeller of California; sister, Peggy Oberholtzer of Columbiana, Ohio; brother, David Hanna of Columbiana, Ohio; brother-inlaw, John Teichmoeller of Ellicott City, Md.; lifelong friend, Ed Detwiler of Columbus, Ohio. Memorials: St. John Lutheran Church, 5977 Lower Tug Fork, Melbourne, KY 41059.

Bernard Hillman Bernard L. Hillman, 85, of Fort Thomas, died March 8, 2012, at his residence. He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena in Fort Thomas, the Northern Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame for baseball and the Greater Cincinnati Umpire Association. He was a volunteer at the Parish Kitchen in Covington, a Kentucky Colonel and a U.S. Merchant Marines World War

II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Audrey Boeh Hillman; daughters, Cindy Pence of Wilder, and Laura Kemplin and Mary Ann Sutkamp, both of Fort Thomas; son, Doug Hillman of California; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Parish Kitchen, P.O. Box 1234, Covington, KY 41011.

Woody Kowolonek Woody K. Kowolonek, 61, of Newport, died Feb. 19, 2012, at Hospice of Cincinnati. Survivors include his sons, Raymond and Matthew Kowolonek; daughter, Kristina Kowolonek; sister, Dawn Spritzky; brothers, Aaron and Van Kowolonek; and two grandchildren.


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Campbell County Fiscal Court intends to purchase and install a new generator to serve the facility which houses their Emergency Operating Center and Police Department. The facility is located at 8774 Constable Drive in Alexandria, Kentucky. The estimated project cost will not exceed $76,000. An Environmental Review of the project was conducted for Campbell County by the Northern Kentucky Area Development District. This Environmental Review Record is on file at the Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky, and is available for public examination and copying, upon request, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. No further environmental review of such project is proposed to be conducted prior to the request for release of federal funds. All interested agencies, groups, and persons disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration by Campbell County Fiscal Court to the office of Steve Pendery, Judge/Executive. Such written comments should be received at 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky, on or before March 22, 2012. All such comments received will be considered and the County will not request the release of Federal funds or take any administrative action on the aforementioned project prior to the date specified in the preceding sentence. Campbell County will undertake this project with Block Grant funds from the state of Kentucky and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. Campbell County Fiscal Court is certifying to the state and HUD that Campbell County and Steve Pendery, in his official capacity as Judge/Executive, consent to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews, decisionmaking, and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval, Campbell County Fiscal Court may use the Block Grant funds, and the state and HUD will have satisfied their responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. The state will accept an objection to its approval of the release of funds and acceptance of the certification only if it is on one of the following bases: 2(a) The certification was not in fact executed by the county’s Certifying Officer. (b) The county has failed to make one of the two findings pursuant to S.54.41 or to make the written determination decision required by SS.58.47, 58.53 or 58.64 for the project, as applicable. (c) The county has omitted one or more of the steps set forth as Subparts F and G for the preparation and completion of an environmental assessment. (d) No opportunity was given to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation or its Executive Director to review the effect of the project on a property listed on the National Register of Historic places, or found to be eligible for such listing by the Secretary of the Interior, in accordance with 36 CFR Part 800. (e) The recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by this part before release of funds and approval of the Environmental Certification by HUD or the state. (f) Objections by a Federal Agency. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24 CFR Part 58), and may be addressed to the Department of Local Government, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Objections to the release of funds on bases other than those stated above will not be considered by the State. No objection received after April 6, 2012 will be considered by the State. Certifying Official: Steve Pendery, Judge/Executive, Campbell County Fiscal Court, Date: March 15, 2012 Jurisdiction: Newport, Kentucky 41071 1693810

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Paul Thomas McGovney, 50, of Cold Spring, died March 4, 2012. A brother, Charles McGovney, and a sister, Susan McGovney, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Ronald Ard, Michael Ard Wiley and Christopher McGovney; brothers, John McGovney and Michael McGovney; sisters, Brenda Bickers, Tammy Andrea and Terry Herald; and three grandchildren. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.


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Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, and at Fort Hamilton-Hughes Hospital. She retired in 1988 as assistant supervisor of nursing. She volunteered at St. Luke Hospital in Fort Thomas and in food services at Silver Grove Schools. She retired as a teacher’s aide at Silver Grove Schools in 2004. Her sons, David Chester and Michael Aaron, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Christy Rice-Barker, Nancy Reed and Robin Sullender; grandchildren, Jimmy Maple, Danny Maple, Kenny Hodgkins, Courtney Brandford and Rachel Barker; seven greatgrandchildren; special niece, Carol Nolan; and dog, Jodi. Sr. Mary Grace Eleanor Ann Ritter, 98, of Fort Thomas, died March 2, 2012, at the Sisters of the Good Shepherd Home in Fort Thomas. She served within the Sisters of the Good Shepherd since 1945 and with the International Congregation of religious women. Her brothers, Paul Ritter and Leo Ritter, died previously. Survivors include her sisters, Esther Mussare of Kenner, La., and Ruth Mitstifer of Williamsport, Pa. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas.



Bellevue, died March 3, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Hospice. She was a homemaker, member of Cross and Crown Community Church and former member of Community Family Church in Taylor Mill. Her husband, Raymond Eugene, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Laura Jean Martin of Bellevue and Rachel Cline of Miami Heights, Ohio; sisters, Jean Turner of Taylor Mill and Martha Webster of Bellevue; and two grandchildren. Entombment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Recycled Doggies, P.O. Box 12773, Cincinnati, OH 45212 or Cross and Crown Community Church, 501 Park Ave., Newport, KY 41071.

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Jessica Stines, 26, of Covington and Nathaniel Reynolds, 42, of Cincinnati, issued Feb. 29.


Angela Dawes, 46, and Ronald Shay Jr., 43, both of Fort Thomas, issued Feb. 29.


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Thomas Sebastian Jr., 61, of Bellevue, died March 3, 2012, at his residence. He was a chemical worker with PMC in Cincinnati and a member of the Robert Burns Masonic Lodge in Newport. His parents, Thomas Sebastian Sr. and Betty Boner Sebastian, died previously. Survivors include Patricia Musk of Bellevue; his daughter, Nicole Doyle of Madeira, Ohio; son, Craig Sebastian of Bellevue; sister, Patricia Webb of Independence; brother, Berry Sebastian of Newport; and six grandchildren.

Michael Smith Michael T. Smith, 60, of Alexandria, died March 1, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was part owner of Design Systems. His father, Daniel J. Smith, and daughter, Michelle Lynn Smith, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Linda Painter Smith; mother, Alberta Smith; sons, Eric, Matthew and Mitchell Smith; brother, Daniel Smith; and sister, Kathy Noel. Interment was at Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Irene Steele Irene Steele, 85, of Newport, died March 5, 2012, at Providence Pavilion in Covington. Her husband, Lish Bryan Steele, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Jim Wells, William Wells, Ron Steele and Rick Steele; daughters, Karen White and Patsy Steele Pfetzer; sister, Norma Davis; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery.

Mildred Stewart Mildred Stewart, 83, of Wilder, died March 6, 2012, at

St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a member of the Free Pentecostal Church of God. Survivors include her husband, Arnold Stewart; sons, Larry and Ed Stewart; daughter, Shirley Siry; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild. Interment was at Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: DaVita Dialysis Center, 1210 Hicks Blvd., Fairfield, OH 45014.

Rev. Monsignor Vater Rev. Monsignor Robert Louis Vater, 89, of Fort Thomas, died March 6, 2012, at Carmel Manor in Fort Thomas. He served at St. Aloysius in Covington, Corpus Christi Church in Newport, Good Shepard Convent, Our Lady of the Highlands in Fort Thomas, All Saints in Walton, St. Joseph Church in Crescent Springs, St. Charles Nursing Home in Fort Wright, St. John Church in Wilder, Holy Cross in Latonia and Sacred Heart Church in Bellevue. He served on the faculty at Newport Catholic High School, Covington Latin School and St. Pius X Seminary. His brother, Francis X. “Hank” Vater, died previously. Survivors include his sister, Mary Mecklenborg of Memphis, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Jeanne Schabell of Wilder; four nephews; and five nieces. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Covington. Memorials: Carmel Manor, 100 Carmel Manor Road, Fort Thomas, KY 41075; ACUE; or Priests’ Retirement Fund, P.O. Box 15550, Covington, KY 41015.

Lucille Wehage Lucille Elizabeth Fenbers Wehage, 96, of Fort Thomas, died March 2, 2012, at Carmel Manor Nursing Home in Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and worked part time at Schulkers & Fort Thomas Pharmacy. She was a member of the St. Catherine of Siena Mother's Club, Siena Seniors and the St. Thomas Over 55 Club. Her husband, Robert C. Wehage, and a son, Rev. Msgr. Robert C. Wehage, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Mary Vieth, Betty Schlarman and Julie Beiting, all of Fort Thomas, Jean Hesse of Davie, Fla., and Rita Seger of Highland Heights; sons, Thomas Wehage of Longwood, Fla., and John Wehage of Fort Thomas; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Carmel Manor, 100 Carmel Manor Road, Fort Thomas, KY 41075 or St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1803 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY.

Jerry Weinel Jerry Weinel, 82, of Alexandria, died March 3, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the VFW. Survivors include his son, Joe Weinel; daughter, Nancy Robinson; sisters, Hope Nordwick and Ruby Hofstetter; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Nanci Wendell Nanci Rhoads Wendell, 76, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Fort Thomas, died March 5, 2012, at Kanmar Place in Tucson, Ariz. She was a Baptist and a member of the Sigma Kappa Sorority. She she served as teacher, assistant principal and principal of elementary schools in Tucson, Ariz., and was an occasional special consultant to the National Geographic Society. Her husband, John Wendell, and a sister, Peggy Rhoads Jones, died previously. Survivors include her first husband, Jerry Miller of Los Alamos, N.M.; son, Scott Miller; daughter, Terri Miller; sister, Jacqueline Rhoads Jackson of Kentucky; and one grandchild. Entombment of the cremains was in the Columberia of St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church in Tucson, Ariz.


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