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A group of fifth-grade classes tasked with working together aren’t just sharing notes with their classmates, students at two Campbell County elementary schools are talking to each other using video and online classroom blogs. The exercise teaches collaboration to come up with solutions. Each day, students are posting a challenge they face in school or life on the blog and ask for feedback from students in the other school. SCHOOLS, A6

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Alma Goetz Menkedick lives on Orchard Terrace, but in reality she never moved off her family’s fruit farm. Menkedick’s home sits on the land her family’s farm once occupied, and she can still envision where the fruit orchards and hills she roamed as a child were while looking around her neighborhood. LIFE, B1

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Sept. 11, 2011, is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed near Shanksville, Pa. • If your church, civic club or school is observing this tragic day in American history, the Community Recorder would like to know. • If you have ever visited Ground Zero or the field in Shanksville, send us your memories of the experience. Include photos if you have them. • Send us your memories of the day, and thoughts about the 10 years since. Send to

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Freshmen start year with service By Amanda Joering Alley

As part of Northern Kentucky University’s FreshStart conference, about 80 students, including 60 incoming freshmen, completed more than 500 hours of community service Thursday, Aug. 18. The conference, held Aug. 1820, is sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Leadership Institute and is meant to prepare freshmen students to be campus leaders through community service. As part of the conference, students learned about getting involved in the community, being academically successful and developing leadership skills. To teach these lessons, conference organizers partnered with the City of Highland Heights and the Wesley Foundation, a campus ministry group based out of Asbury United Methodist Church, to organize community services projects for the students. Aaron Klinefelter, a campus minister with Wesley, had about


Student Jake Arthur pushes a wheel barrel of wood chips to the playground at the Highland Heights City building. 20 students doing general garden maintenance on the Northern Kentucky Community Gardens

Asbury site. The community gardens, which are located throughout

Highland Heights, offer residents a chance to grow their own vegetables by using a section of the public garden. Klinefelter said the students did everything including pulling weeds, filling pathways with wood chips and trimming bushes. “The work they did makes the garden not only more aesthetically pleasing, but also more productive for growing food,” Klinefelter said. “Participating in the conference is a way we can connect with college students and support the community.” Along with working at the gardens, students taking part in the conference also did work around the Highland Heights City Building, cleaning up flower beds, the playground and other places in the area. “I think having the students come into the city and volunteer is great,” said councilwoman Sandy Shaw. “It really helps the city keep our spaces looking nice.” For more about your community, visit

Veterans helped by Neighborhood Foundations By Amanda Joering Alley

Newport’s Neighborhood Foundations Inc. recently received word from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that they are the first housing authority in the state to use 100 percent of vouchers they were given to help veterans with housing. Through the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program, the Neighborhood Foundations partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs (DAV) to

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offer vouchers to assist 35 veterans and their families with the cost of housing. Foundations president Thomas Guidugli said the initiative began a couple years ago when housing groups showed interest in helping homeless veterans. From there, the VASH program was created by HUD and the DAV to provide rental assistance, case management and other supportive services for the veterans. Vouchers were given to Foundations as well as three other housing authorities in the state. “(We) thought it was important

to support our veterans,” Guidugli said. “These are guys that are out there willing to give their lives for our country.” Candy McDine, Foundations’ Section 8 and homeownership coordinator, said the way the program works is they get vouchers from HUD, then the DAV gives them referrals of veterans in need. They then help these veterans find HUD approved housing. McDine said the program is basically the same as Section 8 housing, where eligible people only have to pay a percentage of their rent based on their income.

McDine said while Foundations has already used the 35 vouchers they were given, as the state is able to provide more vouchers in the future, they will continue to participate in the program and help more veterans. Until then, when a veteran leaves the program for any reason, Foundations can bring in another veteran to take their place. For more information about the program, contact Neighborhood Foundations, Inc. at 581-2533. For more about your community, visit

SD1 audit complete, debate continues By Chris Mayhew

The results of a state audit of Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky have Kenton County Judge-executive Steve Arlinghaus and the utility sparring over what it all means. In response to a request for the audit in February, State Auditor Crit Luallen released, on Aug. 17, a 114-page completed special audit of SD1 with 72 different recommendations to “strengthen accounting controls, procurement, and board governance.” “The audit found that overall policies of SD1 generally provide an effective structure for the oversight of the organization,” said Luallen in a news release. “However, the audit points out the Board should assume a stronger role in governance and implement stronger policies governing

accounting and procurement practices.” In response to the auditor’s report, SD1 released a 14-page letter of how SD1 is addressing some of the auditor’s findings and also challenging individual recommendations and findings made in the audit. “Those are merely recommendations,” said Jamie Holtzapfel, SD1’s director of communications. “Some of them we have already put things in place, which is part of our response to their audit.” SD1 has also issued a news release about the audit with the headline “State audit found SD1 to have an effective structure for the oversight and processes that govern its operations.” “The APA has concluded that SD1 is in compliance with its statutory obligations,” said Chuck

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Sheriff’s deputies say they’re stuck in smoking area By Chris Mayhew

NEWPORT - Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Van Kowolonek delivered a message to Fiscal Court that deputies are worried about their health while rules force them to routinely wait in a smoke-filled room at the county jail to transport inmates back-and-forth to court. The Campbell County Detention Center’s rules stipulate the deputies pull into a squad bay known as

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a “sally port” where there are between 15 to 20 people smoking regularly, said Kowolonek. The jail is officially a smoke-free facility, except the two sally port areas, he said. The sally port is where the deputies are required to wait, often 20-minutes or so, until an inmate is readied for transport to the courthouse, Kowolonek said. “You just can’t breathe in there,” he said. Kowolonek delivered a letter signed by himself and


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“It seems like the inmates have more rights than we do.” Van Kowolonek Sheriff’s deputy

two other deputies who regularly work the same detail of transporting the prisoners. The two-sentence letter stated: “Please be advised that smoking at the Campbell County Detention Center is causing health issues for employees. We, the employees of the Campbell County Sheriff Department

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would like to make you aware of this situation.” On at least one instance, a deputy left sick for part of a day after spending an extended time in the smoking area, Kowolonek said. “We just felt like to do our job we shouldn’t have to go in there and smell smoke every day,” he said. Kowolonek said the executive leadership and board of directors have never doubted the efficient operations of SD1, we are gratified for this additional confirmation.” Arlinghaus said he was disturbed by the findings in the audit, and shocked by SD1’s public response to the audit. “SD1, they have really side-stepped the issue in their press release,” he said. “I am, quite honestly, disappointed in their press release because this is a rather scathing report.” Arlinghaus said he thought SD1’s news release was misleading the public. “I am very disappointed in this press release that puts a whole spin on this audit, and they don’t acknowledge these violations,” he said. In response, Arlinghaus

deputies don’t mind that the prisoners want to smoke, but do mind having to be in the same area to do their job. “It seems like the inmates have more rights than we do,” Kowolonek said. Melissa Williams, director of administration for the fiscal court, said the smoking area is strictly for the Class D, non-violent offenders, the type of prisoners used in the county’s supervised community work program. Judge-executive Steve

Pendery said he would have the jailer examine the issue, but by April 1, 2012, there will be no smoking anywhere in Kentucky prisons because of a change in state law. “That’s a long time away,” said Commissioner Ken Rechtin. Jailer Greg Buckler, who is out of town, was not immediately available for comment about smoking at the jail. For more about your community, visit

issued his own news release about the audit. “On at least several occasions the Auditor’s office found materials that were purchased for the projects without competitively bidding as required by state law,” said Arlinghaus in his news release. Arlinghaus said the audit reveals millions of dollars of additional work done by a contractor for the River’s Edge/Manhattan Harbour project in Dayton, Ky., were not competitively bid. And, on page 58 of the auditor’s report purchases by SD1 in the amounts of $377,974 for bearings, $1.215 million for pipe and spigots, $1.213 million for structured steel items and $63,566 for penstock and hydraulic items were not competitively bid, he said in the news release. “That is a direct violation of Kentucky law,” Arlinghaus said. Heilman, in a written statement, took issue with Arlinghaus’ news release and comments about the news release with this statement: “Contrary to Judge Arlinghaus’ statement,

there were absolutely no violations of Kentucky law cited in the State Auditor’s report. The Auditor’s report provided recommendations for improvements to policies. “The SD1 Board is pleased that the Auditor found ‘the overall policies of SD1 generally provide an effective structure for the oversight of the organization.’ “Judge Arlinghaus’ statements mischaracterize the Auditor’s findings. SD1 spent a great deal of time working with the Auditor to review the report’s recommendations and we encourage the public to read the audit for an accurate account of the findings and SD1’s response.” To view the full report and a news release from the auditor’s office visit the website sd1audit. First, here is the SD1 news release in full at Later, Arlinghaus responded with his own news release available at the website http://tinyurl. com/arlinghausSD1.

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NKY libraries team up for reading event By Stephanie Salmons

The libraries of Northern Kentucky are teaming up again for the fifth annual One Book One Community collaboration. Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Grant counties are joining forces with support from the Kentucky Enquirer for the reading program that encourages everyone to read the same book. This year’s selection is “All the Way Home: Building a Family in a FallingDown House,” by David Giffels. Giffels, an assistant professor teaching creative non-fiction at the University of Akron, was previously a columnist for the Akron Beacon Journal and a contributing commentator on NPR. He is a former writer for the MTV series “Beavis and Butt-head” and has had his work appear in New York Times Magazine. The premise of the program is simple, said Becky Kempf, public relations coordinator for the Boone County Public Library. Read the book now through Sep-


“All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-Down House” was selected for the Northern Kentucky One Book One Community program. tember, attend a community book discussion in October (there are various dates and locations) and then meet the author, who will visit each county, in November. “The idea was to get everybody talking about a great story, having community dialogue,” she said. “That’s what we were trying to do – a cohesiveness of the community where everybody was interested in the same book.” Reading the book offers the “usual benefits” reading

offers – enlightenment, enrichment and entertainment,” said adult program coordinator Collin Taylor. But participating may allow readers to “get to know your neighbors a little better,” he said. Each library system will do supplemental programs based on the theme of the title, Taylor said. This year, because the book is about fixing up an old home “we’re doing some home renovation things,” he said. Local Home Depot locations will offer free do-ityourself workshops at locations in all four counties and each library system will offer its own programs. There will also be programs based on family dynamics because that’s something addressed in the book as well, Taylor said. “With everyone so busy these days, it’s nice just to be able to sit down with a good book. Author David Giffels’ trials and tribulations is one that a lot of homeowners will relate to and can share and discuss with their friends and neighbors,” said Dave Schroeder, executive director for the Kenton County

Public Library. It’s an opportunity for the four Northern Kentucky library systems to work together, said J.C. Morgan, director of the Campbell County Public Library. “This is a great opportunity for the community to come together and have dialogue on an issue common to all of us – home repair,” said Boone County Public Library Director Greta Southard. More information and a full list of events can be found online at

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Community arts centers throw parade By Patricia A. Scheyer Community Recorder Contributor


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Arts centers in Northern Kentucky will once again partner to put on a free art parade for children at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, to celebrate Community Arts Centers Day. “This is the second year we have gotten this event together, and everyone seems to love it, especially the kids,” said Katie Brass, executive director of the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center on Scott Street in Covington. “The parade isn’t the only thing going on. The event will start at noon, and go until 4 pm, and there will be lots of other things to do,” Brass said. The parade will start at Baker Hunt Arts and Cultural Center, where on two previous occasions, Aug. 10 and Aug. 13, children gathered to help create a sculpture and to make instruments for the parade. “Baker Hunt was the

perfect place for the kids to create the instruments and masks and costumes, since they have the facilities for it,” Brass said. “The parade will go to Covington’s Artisan Enterprise Center, at 25 West Seventh St., where there will be an ice cream social for everybody.” The community arts centers participating are Baker Hunt Arts and Cultural Center, the Behringer-Crawford Museum, the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, the Center for Great Neighborhoods and My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus. Local artists will be on hand to help with makeup, and people from the Behringer-Crawford will help children design masks, while other artists from Baker Hunt will assist the children with shoebox parade float hats. Members from the Carnegie will help wherever needed in creation and design, and the Center for Great Neighborhoods will

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ALEXANDRIA - The kick-off of the Alexandria Fair & Horse Show won’t just begin with a parade. This year’s fair will start with a live concert featuring the band “Lonestar.” Lonestar, along with American Idol season 8 contestants Danny Gokey and Casey James, will perform at the fairgrounds Monday, Aug. 29. The first act is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. Seating available for the show will be about 2,500 people, and there is a VIP tent, said Doug Carmack, president of the fair board. “It’s a big event,” Carmack said. “It’s something new in the city.”

The Alexandria Fair & Horse Show is Wednesday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 5. The fair has operated at the same location since 1856 and is one of the oldest fairs in Kentucky, according the fair website www.alexandriafairandhorsesho Fair books with detailed schedules of events have been published and are available now, said Doug Carmack, fair board president. “Whatever they need to The plans are to have more concerts in coming years as long as this year’s goes smoothly, he said. The idea of having a concert was to have something different than what people typically expect to

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know is in that book,” Carmack said. Fair books are available at locations including the SpareTime Grill in Alexandria, Southern States in Alexandria, Alexandria Drugs and The Party Source in Bellevue, he said. This year’s fair features a lineup of the same events people who attend the fair know, Carmack said. The quad all-terrain vehicle races will be back for another year, and as always the horse show starts Friday, he said. have at the fair and to kickoff the fair weekend, said Jeff Smith of Alexandria, an associate fair board member who is helping plan and organize the event. “It’s kind of a unique setting where we can have a

nationally known act come in there,” Smith said. The fairgrounds seating will allow people to see the artists up-close, he said. Lonestar and the other artists are something people of all ages can come and enjoy, Smith said. “We wanted to pick some entertainment that you would bring your family to and wasn’t just something for adults,” he said. Smith said people attending the concert are being asked to bring a canned food donation as well to support the Henry Hosea House in Newport. For tickets visit the website or call 859-781-7700. For more about your community, visit


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Campbell County passes property tax rate By Chris Mayhew

NEWPORT - Campbell County Fiscal Court unanimously voted at the Aug. 17 meeting to approve a property tax rate for the year that’s less than what state law allows for, but is expected to collect more $391,000 more than last year. The rate approved was 13.6 cents per $100 of real property value as compared to last year’s rate of 12.8 cents per $100 of real property value. The property tax is expected to generate $6.607 million as compared to last year’s amount of $6.274 million, said Jim Seibert, fiscal director for the county. The actual percentage increase in revenue was about 5.3 percent, Seibert said. Commissioner Brian Painter said the additional almost 2.5 percent

above the compensating rate set by the state didn’t keep pace with the about 3 percent inflation. Painter said unfunded mandates from the state keep going up, and things are costing the county more, and because of that the county government is shrinking and working within a tight budget. “There’s not large capital expenditures, we’re not bulding things right now, we recognize we’re in a recession,” Painter said. Judge-executive Steve Pendery said discussions with the commissioners meant there wasn’t consensus to take the 4 percent in more revenue above the compensating rate set by the state. By itself, the compensating rate set by the state did increase the amount of revenue the county would collect by about 4 percent, he said. By taking an additional 4 percent, Pendery said the county would essen-

tially be increasing its revenue by about 8 percent. Pendery said the county was at the end of where it could cut money without deferring needed expenses that will end up costing the taxpayers more if they are put off until later. The county is already operating with fewer people than it should in each department, including police, Pendery said. The department has operated with 29 officers instead of 31 since 2009, and to operate with fewer than the current amount would eliminate threeofficer shifts and their ability to back each other up, Pendery said. There also haven’t been raises given to staff for three years. There also has been no road resurfacing program for three years, and there’s only so much time that maintenance can be put off until it starts costing more later, he said.



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Fifth-grade videos a lesson in problem-solving By Chris Mayhew

GRANT’S LICK - A group of fifth-grade classes tasked with working together aren’t just sharing notes with their classmates, students at Grant’s Lick Elementary School and Crossroads Elementary School in Cold Spring are talking to each other using video and online classroom blogs. The groups of students embarked on a new project-based learning program with the goal of encouraging collaboration when coming up with solutions to challenges in their literature classes, and also in life, said Peggy Herald, a fifth-grade teacher at Grant’s Lick. To enable the collaboration they’re using video and blogs shared internally on school websites, Herald said. Herald and Candice Kelsch, another fifth-grade teacher at Grant’s Lick, shot an introductory video of students in their classes holding up signs with clues about a riddle that was set to choreographed sign-flipping moves during class Thursday, Aug. 18. Kelsch used her iPhone to take the video and send it to Crossroads’ teachers. First holding up signs with the words spelling out “What is it?” the class kept holding up more signs to reveal clues to the eventual answer of “It’s 5th grade.” Talking about the importance of the exercise afterward, Herald said sharing was worthwhile because one idea often leads to more ideas. “So, you never know what idea is going to spark another idea,” she said. Fifth-grade student Grady Houston said he though it was good to work with the Crossroads students. “So, when you go to sixthgrade you know more kids and you feel comfortable,” Houston said. The videos are part of the cur-


Grant’s Lick Elementary School fifth grade teacher Candice Kelsch, left, uses her iPhone to capture a synchronized flipping of signs to reveal the question “What Is It” as part of a collaborative video and blogging project-based learning program with Crossroads Elementary School’s fifth grade classes Thursday, Aug. 18. The students are from left, Bret Garlitz, Kyle Bullock and Rusty Wolf. riculum, but also provide the benefit of forming relationships that will carry-on into middle school between students from two different areas of the county, Kelsch said. The exercise teaches collaboration to come up with solutions, Kelsch said. Each day, students are posting a challenge they face in school or life on the blog and ask for feedback from students in the other school, she said. “Our project is to blog with

Crossroads students about the challenges they might face and the fears they might have,” Kelsch said. It goes along with a literature unit about challenges and gets the students into the mindset of networking when it comes to finding solutions, she said. Kelsch told her students they’d need to work together with others not just in this school year, but in many aspects in life including in most jobs.

Herald said Crossroads students will respond with their own video explaining how they came up with a possible solutions to the Grant’s Lick question and an explanation of the methods they used. Then, Grant’s Lick will respond to a video of Crossroads students posing a question, she said. The next videos made by the students will feature challenges faced by the Frindle, the namesake character in the book series

both schools’ classes are reading now, Herald said. “We’ll go up until fall break and then we’ll reassess and see how the students did and set new challenges and goals,” she said. There is also a teachers-only blog section so they can share notes between schools about methods that work, Herald said. “So, there’s a lot of networking I guess you could say,” she said. For more about your community, visit

Students share summer stories By Amanda Joering Alley

As students throughout Campbell County head back to school, here is what some of them shared about what they did during their summer break. “I had a lot of sleepovers and went on vacation to Norse Lake, Gatlinburg, Brooksville and Hawking Hills.” - Paxton Caldwell, fourth-grader at Woodfill Elementary School. “I played baseball on an allstar team.” - Griffin Leightly, sixth-grader at Highlands Middle School. “I moved from Missouri to Alexandria, Ky.” - eighth-grader at Campbell County Middle School. “We went to Sea World in Florida, and I went to Daytona to the beach.” - Kiana McGuine, fifth-grader at Grandview Elementary School. “I went camping at Kincaid Lake with my grandma, grandpa, mom and sister, and we went swimming, played putt-putt golf, went fishing and walked on trails.” - Josh Faecher, fifth-grader at Grandview Elementary School. “I went to Michigan and visited my family and went swimming



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Bellevue High School welcomes new principal By Amanda Joering Alley



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Bellevue High School started a new school year last week with a new principal. Dave Eckstein, who formerly worked at the school as a teacher, English department chair, head football coach, assistant principal and district transportation director, has big plans to make the school the best it can be in every way. Eckstein, a Northern Kentucky native, said while he never necessarily had a desire to be a principal, he thinks his current position is a good fit. “In my heart, I felt that I was the best person for this position,” Eckstein said. “I love the kids, the school and the community, and I

felt like there was no one that would understand the situation here like me because I’ve been here for years.” With his understanding of the school, Eckstein said he has several goals he hopes to accomplish as principal, including improving student achievement by adopting higher academic, behavior and attendance standards for students. “There is no secret potion to it, just higher expectations and giving students and staff the support they need to reach those expectations,” Eckstein said. Eckstein said he hopes to see the school excel in everything, from test scores to sporting events. Superintendent Wayne Starnes said he feels that through his pre-

vious positions at the school, Eckstein has already gained the respect of the students, staff and community. “While serving as assistant principal, he gained the reputation as someone who really cares about our students,” Starnes said. “In 38 years of serving students in Northern Kentucky, I have never had the opportunity to work with anyone who could build educational relationships with students any better than Dave Eckstein.” Starnes, who served on the school’s Site-Based Decision Making Council through the principal selection process, said the council believes Eckstein will provide quality leadership for the school. For more about your community, visit


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NKU’s President Votruba to retire after 14 years

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS Northern Kentucky University will look for more than a new on-campus leader after President Jim Votruba retires next spring. It also will need a public face, a champion for students, an advocate to legislators in Frankfort and to companies and schools across Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. That s the role Votruba, 66, has filled for 14 years. He said Friday he and wife, Rachel, will remain in their Lakeside Park home, working this year before taking a year’s leave and then returning as a graduate school professor. Lawyer Marty Butler, a member of NKU’s governing regents, will chair a search committee that hopes to find a new president by March 2012. Votruba leaves an NKU radically different from the one he found in 1997 when he arrived from Michigan State University. “Today we are a mature, modern metropolitan university,” Votruba said Aug. 19 while announcing his retirement to a packed Greaves Hall on the campus here. “And we remain the people’s university, offering access and opportunity to those who might otherwise be denied.” Since he arrived, NKU has added 4,000 students and 500 employees, more than doubled the annual budget to $210 million and more than quintupled the


Jim Votruba, president of Northern Kentucky University, laughs after joking with Michael Graham, far left, president of Xavier University, during an announcement to improve education in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. Votruba, who has led Northern Kentucky University for 15 years, is retiring next spring. endowment to $68 million. The campus has been transformed with the $69 million Bank of Kentucky Center, a $37 million student union and the $53 million Griffin Hall, which is opening this fall as home for the College of Informatics. His influence has extended far beyond that. Votruba helped start and lead the Vision 2015 Northern Kentucky planning effort and the Strive education partnership with the University of Cincinnati and the region’s community colleges and urban public school systems. “Jim always has the interests of NKU at heart, but he’s much bigger than that,” said Rob Reifsnyder, president of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, where Votruba serves on the board. “He thinks regionally, he thinks nationally, he thinks globally.” Last year Votruba earned

$338,441 with an $86,798 bonus. “I think his legacy is that he came to the university and figured out where it ought to go,” NKU board Chairman Terry Mann said. “I think he found a home here and that he and Rachel really became comfortable with the community.” In a statement, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear called Votruba “a force of great change.” “His sharp focus on making the university a full participant in the surrounding community, as well as his drive to cultivate continued growth in student population have helped make NKU a dynamic, accessible and thriving institution,” Beshear said. During Votruba’s tenure, NKU received its largestever donation, a $15 million gift from the Haile/USB Foundation. Tim Maloney, president of the group, said

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some of the hardest work, including the general education change and the slashing of millions out of NKU’s administrative budget. But major challenges remain, most prominently a proposed $92 million Health Innovations Center, for which NKU has been unable to secure state

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NewCath, Highlands get big wins By James Weber

CAMPBELL COUNTY - Newport Central Catholic High School (1-0) made an emphatic statement in its football season opener, winning 42-13 at Dixie Heights Aug. 19. Without senior quarterback Zeke Pike, the Auburn recruit, the Dixie offense struggled all night. Pike was serving a one-game suspension for being ejected from Dixie’s last game of 2010. The Dixie defense could not corral the Thoroughbreds, either, as NewCath had 280 yards offense in the first half and 470 for the game. NCC senior quarterback Brady Hightchew threw for 230 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for 116 yards and a score. Dylan Hayes, Pete Collopy and Nick Woltermann were the recipients. Hayes’ came on fourth-andgoal from the 4. Collopy’s was from 35 yards out, and Woltermann’s was from 34 yards out, two plays after he and Hightchew connected for a 57-yard gain. Woltermann had 103 yards for the game on four grabs. Hayes had a touchdown run. Mason Myers intercepted a Dixie pass for a 30-yard touchdown one play after NewCath’s first punt of the game in the third quarter. Hayes had 85 rushing yards on 18 carries. Dixie’s offense didn’t score until midway through the fourth period. “I think every year we have athletes to step in and take over for the seniors that graduate,” said Hightchew, one of the three returnees on offense. “It’s never ever a down year at NewCath. If we can dominate like that against


Newport Central Catholic running back Dylan Hayes runs upfield against Dixie Heights during their season opener Aug. 19. a 6A school like that, we should be able to hold our own against the district.” NewCath plays McNicholas 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The game is at the University of Cincinnati as part of the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown and should be a good battle of midsized Catholic schools. McNick was a Division III regional champ in Ohio last year and will be playing its season opener. Highlands (1-0) pulled away in the second half for an emphatic and important 35-14 win at Boyle County in Danville. It was the Class 4A debut for the Bluebirds, and it came over the two-time defending state champions in 4A. Highlands and Boyle are the consensus 1-2 picks in the state in 4A in multiple polls. The teams had met in the 2003 and 2004 state finals in 3A, each winning one. Senior quarterback Patrick Towles was 11-of-24 in the air for 201 yards and one touchdown.

He also rushed for 79 yards on 13 carries with three TDs. Donovan McCoy, making his receiving debut, caught two passes for 60 yards and one TD. Austin Sheehan caught five passes for 108 yards. Zach Harris and Jake True had nine carries each, with Harris gaining 62 and True 60. Perhaps the play of the game was an 86-yard interception return for a TD by Carter New. “This was a great atmosphere for football. Their crowd was really into it, then they scored on the opening drive. Then we scored,” Highlands coach Dale Mueller said. “They scored with a minute left in the first half, then we scored with 12 seconds left. Our guys just did not bat an eye the whole night.” Highlands will take its bye week this week and resume play Sept. 1 at home against Dixie Heights in a locally televised game on Fox Sports. Bellevue and Newport square


Newport Central Catholic senior quarterback Brady Hightchew evades Dixie tacklers during their season opener Aug. 19. off in the battle of Interstate 471 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Newport Stadium. Bellevue (1-0) opened the Mike Croley era with an impressive 21-0 win over former district rival Walton-Verona. Bellevue limited Walton to 172 yards offense. Jake Sparks threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to Nolan Rechtin in the first quarter. That was the only score until Jordan Fogelman found the endzone twice in the fourth quarter. Newport (0-1) fell 14-8 to Frankfort in its season opener. Neither side could muster much offense. Newport had 70 yards on the ground and 67 in the air. Ron Rice had 47 rushing yards to lead the way. Newport allowed 186 yards rushing and only 22 in the air. Daylin Garland had a punt return for a touchdown. Marc Marshall led the Wildcats with 18 tackles and Matthew

Shephard had 14. Campbell County (0-1) opened the Steve Lickert era with a 42-2 loss to Covington Catholic. Campbell, who is developing eight new starters on each side of the ball, allowed 321 yards offense in the first half. Tyler Durham had 101 yards on 12 carries for the Camels. Tyler Walsh threw for 55 yards. Campbell will host Milford 7 p.m. Friday. That will be Milford’s season opener. Bishop Brossart scrimmaged in Week 0 and will play its season opener at Middletown (Ohio) Christian 7 p.m. Saturday. Brossart’s first home game is Saturday, Sept. 3, against Caverna. All its home games will be at Scott High School this season. See more sports coverage at, www. or visit James on Twitter at @RecorderWeber.

Bluebirds soccer off to fast start By James Weber

FORT THOMAS - Replacing the Northern Kentucky offensive player of the year is never easy, but the Highlands High School girls soccer team has done it before. Highlands senior forward Maria Weyer is taking over as the Bluebirds’ top scoring threat this season after the graduation of Mackenzie Grause, who is now a freshman on the University of Cincinnati soccer team. Weyer, who had 15 goals last year, hit the net five times for all of Highlands’ markers in a 5-2 win over Lexington Catholic Aug. 17. Also known as one of the top sprinters in the state during track season, Weyer has both speed and skill on the soccer pitch. “Maria is ready to fill those shoes,” said head coach Tommy Kearns. “She is off to a fast start. Her pace is very difficult for defenses to deal with, and it’s not just her speed but her ability to strike the ball.” Highlands is 3-0 this season through Aug. 20.

The other two wins were 10 decisions over Ryle and St. Henry. The latter was a notable win over the 2010 state champions, marking the first time St. Henry has been shut out in two years. Starting goalkeeper Jesse Daley had five saves in that game. Although St. Henry graduated eight starters, the Crusaders retained forward Libby Leedom, who had 35 goals last year. Kearns credited the back line of junior Ally Laycock, senior Jenna Weyer, senior Jordan Earlywine, senior Danielle Dupont and junior Courtney Wiseman. Some of them had on and off starting experience last year. “We’re a work in progress,” Kearns said. “They’re getting experience together and they’re progressing nicely.” Highlands has a busy week, hosting Simon Kenton Aug. 22, going to South Oldham Aug. 24, hosting Bellevue Aug. 25 and then hosting Notre Dame Aug. 27. Notre Dame, of course, is a key regional rival to Highlands in the 10th.

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Boys Bishop Brossart

The Mustangs are 2-1-1 so far this year under head coach Brian Goller. The tie was an improbable 6-6 battle with Pendleton County. The teams play again Aug. 30 at Pendery Park in Melbourne. Austin Kramer and Jake Jennings have three goals apiece for the season.

Campbell County

The Camels are 1-1-2 under head coach Mark


Highlands, Travis Nehus (41) gets a header in front of Covington Catholic’s Wheeler Blersch Aug. 16.

Hegyi, and faces Cooper Aug. 23. Campbell plays at Scott Aug. 25. The Camels are reloading after a standout 16-6-3 campaign last year and 10th Region runner-up finish.


Matthew Winkler returns for his second season as head coach. He directed the Bluebirds to a 14-7-3 record last year and lost to Scott in the sectional final/state quarterfinal. He returns 10 starters to try to get even further in the postseason, including Chris Garbig, Christian Austin, Ethan Schmits, Jake Hiance, Kellen Balson, Michael Cirulli, Michael Kelly, Samson Lewis, Travis Nehus and Tucker Beerman. Several of those players were on Highlands’ 2008 state runner-up team. Beerman was one of the top goalscorers in the state

with 20 markers. Lewis had 12 goals and 28 assists and is nearing the school’s career assists mark. Hiance had six shutouts in goal last season. Winkler’s top priority is replacing three defenders from last year. Highlands plays in a tournament in Louisville through Aug. 27, then plays at Cincinnati Anderson Aug. 30 before returning home to play Villa Madonna Sept. 3.

Newport Central Catholic

The Thoroughbreds were 2-1 entering the All “A” regionals Aug. 23. Senior Austin Juniet, one of the top scorers in the area last year, picked up where he left off, scoring all seven NCC goals in those three games. Steve Bornhoffer returns as head coach.

Girls Bellevue

Stephanie NoonanMcCarthy is head coach for the Tigers, who play at Beechwood Aug. 22 and at Highlands Aug. 25.

Bishop Brossart


Highlands senior Maddie Malone (2) congratulates junior Ava Abner after Abner scored in the second half. Highlands and St. Henry play in girls soccer Aug. 20, 2011 at St. Henry District High School in Erlanger.


Brossart senior Jared Schultz (left) battles Scott sophomore Luke Treadway for the ball. Brossart lost 3-2 to Scott Aug. 18 at Scott High School in Taylor Mill.

Brad Gough takes over as head coach for the Mustangs, who were 8-10-4 last year and lost a heartbreaking double overtime match to Notre Dame in the regional tournament. He inherits four returning starters in Maria Silbersack, Courtney Ledonne, Abby

Stadtmiller and Sarah Klump. Ledonne started some games in goal last year, and the other three are offensive leaders. Top newcomers include Sam Cetrulo, Courtney Huesman and Madison Linebach. Gough said the team has a mixture of veterans and newcomers and his challenge is getting those groups to gel together under his new system. Brossart starts the year at home against Dixie Heights Aug. 24, then plays in the regional All “A” tourney beginning Aug. 29. Brossart returns home to play Simon Kenton Sept. 5.

Campbell County

The Camels were 10-6-5 last year under head coach Dave Morris. Campbell’s next home game is Aug. 29 at Highlands. Campbell goes to Scott Aug. 24 and Montgomery County Aug. 27.


Melissa Hawkins is head coach for the Greendevils, who host Holmes Aug. 24.

Newport Central Catholic

NCC was 10-4-3 last year under head coach Kevin Turnick and is 2-0 this year, outscoring opponents 13-0. NCC plays in the All “A” regionals starting Aug. 29.


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Sports & recreation

Verst new baseball coach at Brossart

Bishop Brossart High School named Ron Verst as the school’s new head baseball coach. He replaces Matt Grosser, who was recently named the principal at St. Mary in Alexandria. Grosser in three seasons compiled a 60-42 record. Verst has been a member of the Bishop Brossart coaching staff since 2001. He has served in various capacities including freshmen coach, junior varsity coach, and varsity assistant. He was also Junior Varsity Coach from 19901993. He addressed the Bishop Brossart team for the first time on Aug. 19. “We are extremely lucky and pleased to have a man like Ron Verst as our new head baseball coach,” Athletic Director Mel Webster said. “He not only brings to us a wealth of experience

and baseball knowledge, but he is respected and liked by his players and parents. We have no doubt he will continue the long run of excellence enjoyed by our baseball program.” Verst inherits a solid group of players from last year’s 24-13 team that won their seventh straight Tenth Region All “A” Baseball Crown and advanced to the state championship game in Lexington. They were also 24-12 in 2010. He was a fine high school player at Bishop Brossart, graduating in 1980 as a three-year varsity starter. He played for Thomas More College in 1984 and 1985 and also the St. Mary’s Holy Name League from 1978 to 1994. He also served as manager of St. Mary’s Holy Name Team from 1984 to 1994, a team comprised of high school and collegiate level players in Northern Kentucky. He coached many summer youth baseball teams over the past 16 years. Verst received his bachelor of arts degree from Thomas More College in 1985 in business administration and computer science. He has been employed by the U.S. Postal Service since 1986 and is

currently a postal inspector and team leader. He and his family are an active member of St. Mary Parish in Alexandria and a member of the St. Mary’s Booster’s Organization. Verst was chosen from a list of 15 applicants including current head coaches, assistant coaches and former college assistants. “We certainly felt Ron was the man for the job based on his track record, his ability and the overwhelming support of the Bishop Brossart team and community. This is hopefully the crowning moment of a long and successful coaching career,” added Webster. Verst is married to the former Karen Mueller, a 1981 graduate of Bishop Brossart High School. The Verst family has four children: Son Tyler (2008), daughter Chelsea (2010), daughter Katelyn a freshman at Bishop Brossart; and son Nolan a seventh grader at Sts. Peter and Paul. See more sports coverage at spreps, www. or visit James on Twitter at @RecorderWeber.


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Knothole Champions

The Northern Kentucky Rays won the south region Campbell County District 22 Class C2 Knothole Championship. Players are from Fort Thomas, Highland Heights, Cold Spring and Independence. Pictured, from left, front row: Aaron Verst, Drew Rom, Luke Murphy, Joel Day and Jacob Chaberlin; second row: Ryan Adkins, Jackson Recht, John Taul, Adam Suedkamp, Grady Combs and Jack Hegge; and back row: Coaches Mark Rom, Greg Combs, Nelson Taul and Mike Day. Not pictured is player Elliot Schuett and coach Mike Schuett.


NKY Bulldogs win City Tournament

The Northern Kentucky Bulldogs advanced to the City Tournament, final four, in Blue Ash, Ohio. The Bulldogs came back from 9-2 in the 4th inning to win the tournament 10-9 in an extra sixth inning (five innings per game). Pictured, from left, front row: Chris Layton, Colin Henry, Mitchell Corts, Gage Dollenmeyer, Marcus Berger, Cole Busald and A.J. Dilts; and middle row: Beau Sawyer, Cole Benson, Mac Duckworth, Carter Noah, Jackson Noll and Mason Williams.

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Top shot-blocker joins NKU men’s basketball One of the top shotblockers in junior college has decided to finish his basketball career at Northern Kentucky University. DeAndre Nealy, who averaged 7.6 blocked shots per game at Mott Community College in Flint, Mich., three years ago, has transferred to NKU after spending one season at Division I Kent State University. A 6-foot6, 250-pound post player, Nealy will have one year of eligibility remaining with the Norse. During the 2008-09 season at Mott, Nealy averaged 15.2 points and 8.1 rebounds, and he led all levels of college basketball with 7.6 blocks per game. Nealy capped off his sophomore season at Mott by earning NJCAA All-America honors. As a freshman, Nealy led Mott to the NJCAA Division II national championship by averaging 12.4 points, 6.1 rebounds


DeAndre Nealy (15), one of the top shot-blockers in junior college, has joined Northern Kentucky University. Nealy, who averaged 7.6 blocked shot per game at Mott Community College in Flint, Mich., three years ago, has transferred to NKU after spending one season at Division I Kent State University. Photo by Matthew Vern Bliss.

and 5.1 blocks per game. “DeAndre blocked about 500 shots in two seasons while in junior college, and that is an incredible number,” NKU head coach Dave Bezold said in a press release. Nealy spent last season with Kent State and played in 13 games while battling injuries. He averaged 1.0 ppg and 1.5 rebounds for the Golden Flashes, who advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT and finished with a 25-12 record. Nealy joins an NKU team that posted a 21-9 record last season and advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament. The Norse defeated Kentucky Wesleyan in the opening round before falling to eventual national champion Bellarmine in the regional semifinals.

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NKU’s Bezold hires Nicols as new assistant hoops coach Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball head coach Dave Bezold has hired former West Virginia University standout guard Darris Nichols as an assistant coach. Nichols, a native of Radford, Va., earned four letters at West Virginia and emerged into one of the top point guards in the Big East his final two years. He aver-

uate assistant at West Virginia. Nichols joins an NKU program that posted a 21-9 record last season and advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament. The Norse defeated Kentucky Wesleyan in the opening round before falling to eventual national champion Bellarmine in the regional semifinals.

aged 10.7 points per game as a senior under the direction of head coach Bob Huggins and led the Mountaineers to a 26-11 record. As a junior, Nichols dished out 4.6 assists per contest and averaged 10.9 points per game as West Virginia posted a 27-9 record. He later played professionally overseas before returning to serve as a grad-

SIDELINES U10 Select Baseball tryouts

The U10 Select Bandits baseball team will host tryouts from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 20, and 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, in fields 1 & 2 at Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road in Union. The team will play in American Amateur Baseball Congress and South West Ohio leagues and in Cooperstown, local and regional tournaments. Players must be 10 or younger on May 1, 2012. To pre-register, visit the Boone County Bandits Facebook page or call 859-393-8863.

NCC volleyball Quarter Auction

A Quarter Action to benefit the Newport Central Catholic volleyball team will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, in the school cafeteria, 13 Carothers Road. Participants can purchase num-

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bered paddles at the door to bid on items donated by vendors. Vendors that may be at the auction include Mary Kay Cosmetics, Pampered Chef, PlantMarrs, Tastefully Simple, ThirtyOne, Tupperware, July Jewelry, Scentsy, Pure Romance and Longaberger. There will be raffles and a baked goods sale. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 and includes two paddles. Additional paddles can be purchased for $1.

Kings First Dribble

The Kings First Dribble (KFD) is a six-week basketball program for 3-5 year olds at Town & Country Sports & Health Club, 1018 Town Drive in Wilder. The next program will start at 11:45 p.m. Sept. 12 and run for six weeks. The goal is to expose children to the game of basketball, while developing a variety of skill sets: physical, mental and social. Basic basketball fundamentals are taught, including ballcontrol, foot-work and agility. The cost is $64 per player. To register, visit or call 859-442-5800.

11U Baseball Tryout

The Campbell County Lookouts 11U baseball team will be hosting a tryout for next spring at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at Municipal Park, 5694 E. Alexandria Pike in Cold Spring. The Lookouts went undefeated in league play this past season and won the western division of the Southwest




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state contributing a portion is “bad public policy.” These costs are skyrocketing as individuals live longer and, as a result, Jim Waters require more Community health care. Recorder B eGs hoe a vr ’ s. guest answer, echoed columnist by Cherry, is that the state simply needs to make its required pension payments, which will solve the problem down the road. But how much stock can we put into that approach, considering Kentucky has one of the worst records in the nation of funding its pension system? An analysis of state reports shows that Kentucky has, in recent years, made less than half of the required contributions needed to keep its pension funds solvent. As the state contribution has gotten smaller, the unfunded liability has grown larger. While addressing the issue right now is “tough,” it could get a lot tougher if steps are not taken beyond depending on the luck of Wall Street’s draw or contributions of employers or even employees. At current rates, Kentucky’s pension funds could require an annual contribution of nearly $6 billion out of the state’s General Fund, which currently is around $9 billion, by 2022 just to keep from going broke. Of course, by that time, many of the current politicians will have moved off the scene. It would be tempting on the part of most incumbents to bet on any pension calamity sweeping through Kentucky on someone else’s watch in the future and not worth endangering powerful careers in the present. Plus, how long will it be before we start hearing talk of tax increases, cuts to essential services or both? It’s a mini version of what’s happening in Washington. Only, the day of reckoning has finally arrived in our nation’s capital. For Kentucky, it cannot be far behind. Jim Waters is vice president of policy and communications for the Bluegrass Institute,

CH@TROOM Aug. 18 question

Should high-frequency trading by supercomputers that buy and sell stocks in split seconds be banned by Congress? Why or why not? “The issue here is whether we should trust machines to do work that people have historically done for fear that machines might not do the right thing and produce a harmful result. “If you say yes, then you should also have the antilock brakes and stability control removed from your car, advocate that airlines remove autopilots from planes, and insist that the shuttles at the airport have drivers on each train. “Yes, machines can mess up, but so do people. In general there are many tasks that machines do better and more reliably. “These questions have been asked since the Luddites believed that machines in cotton and






Next question Jeff Ruby may be moving his Waterfront restaurant to Newport’s shore. If you could pick any restaurant to move into Campbell County, which would you choose? Send your answer to “” with Chatroom in the subject line. woolen mills would eliminate people’s jobs in the early 1800s.” F.S.D. “There is an old fable which holds that once the genie is out of the bottle, it can’t be returned. The same theme is found in the story of Pandora’s box. “It is up to us to keep pace with the side effects of this technology – we aren’t going to reverse it. It is up to us to understand it, control it to the best of our ability, and to adapt.” Bill B.

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Pension day of reckoning ahead The United States isn’t the only government that’s had its credit rating lowered. Two agencies also recently downgraded Kentucky’s bond rating. In reducing the commonwealth’s rating, Moody’s Investors Service pointed to two major problems: too much debt and underfunded public pensions. Enter the latest news that in addition to Kentucky’s current $31 billion worth of unfunded pension liabilities for government retirees, the commonwealth’s pension-fund stocks are taking a beating on Wall Street, losing $1.7 billion since July 1. While that may not be as much in terms of actual dollars as some other states (California’s fund lost $18 billion during the same time period), it’s a very high percentage (15 percent of Kentucky’s fund vs. California’s 7.5 percent) and should serve as yet another wake-up call for Frankfort to tackle what longtime Rep. Mike Cherry, D-Princeton, called “a tough subject” in a recent CN/2 interview. But are lawmakers willing to make “tough” calls needed to prevent the state’s pension slide? The only specific measure Cherry commits to “being open to a discussion of” is withholding cost-of-living raises for current state retirees for a couple of years. But experts say the savings from this action alone would hardly amount to a dent in a $31 billion problem. It’s politically safer to fritter around the edges of a problem by talking about limiting COLAs rather than pushing for fundamental change, including doing what private-sector companies have had to do to remain in business: moving workers to a 401(k)-style plan whereby they, rather than taxpayers, are responsible for their own retirement. Significant savings could be realized if the state would take this approach – at least with all future hires. But Cherry calls such an idea “bad public policy.” While there’s no magic pill here, it’s hard to see how moving from a system that obligates the state to fund pension and healthcare benefits of retirees for life to one that puts younger workers in charge of their own plans with the



LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Ethical leadership requires change at SD1

While I can’t say I was shocked by the State Auditor’s report of SD1, I can say that SD1 Chairman Chuck Heilman’s response to the report was quite shocking. It is even more troubling to me that he is Judge Pendery’s appointee and is supposed to represent our county. Heilman’s comments focused more on telling us he did not violate the law and less about ethics and the right thing to do-even when nobody is watching, right? At least Kenton County JudgeExecutive Steve Arlinghaus thinks so. He was quoted as saying “the findings are troubling and should be of great concern to the public.? Well at least one judge gets it. The simple mention that there were non-bid contracts awarded and conflicts of interest present in other matters should have been enough. Instead, we get a quote saying that their (SD1’s) policies are effective and that the board is “pleased”. To make matters worse, we have our tax money spent ($100,650) on lobbying efforts by SD1 and they are a public entity. I am going to go out on a limb here when I say that we should expect much more. If our county’s head official is going to tout the benefits of regionalism, then he better make appointments that will make changes when they are

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Cycling safety needs to be encouraged

I am writing in response to the article in last week’s paper regarding cycling on KY Route 8. While

I do not disagree with anything directly written in the article, I was disappointed in the manner in which it was concluded. Instead of encouraging proper safety, it left readers with the opinion that it should be avoided. Senator Stine was even quoted saying cyclists should opt for the one and only bike trail that is a good 20 minute drive away. There is a time and a place for the Loveland bike trail, but if you have ever been riding with your kids on it and had more experienced cyclists whizzing past going 20 miles an hour, you would agree that they belong on the road! I ride KY Route 8 every morning from my home in Ft Thomas down River Rd or Tower Hill, opting for against morning traffic through Melbourne and back in closer to River Rd on Dodsworth. Similarly, when I take an evening ride, I try to avoid the heavy traffic flow on Route 8 by heading up Dodsworth or 4-mile Rd. Cycling on any road can be dangerous and rules should be obeyed. It is absolutely unacceptable for riders to ride 2 and 3 abreast. That sort of behavior gives cycling a bad rap in a community where all the support we can get is needed. I would like to see an article covered that truly educates people, non-cyclists and cyclists alike, about the rules of the road. Maria Bozeman Fort Thomas

Back-to-school resources for students, parents and teachers August is a special time of year, full of new beginnings. Whether it is the first day of kindergarten, middle school, high school or college, each new school year brings excitement and new challenges for families, students, teachers and administrators. Pat and I have two kids in college, three starting a new school year, and our eldest daughter is a teacher. Our family is getting ready for an exciting new school year. In every way possible, I want our office to be a resource to you. This was the reason the Student Corner section of my website was first created. The Student Corner was designed as a one-stop shop for students, parents and teachers for information on the federal government; educational resources; and services and programs offered by my office. This page includes content specific to elementary, middle and high school students to help them learn more about American history and the U.S. government.The Student Corner also has pages for teachers who are interested in resources for lesson plans and learning activities. There are additional resources for parents and college-age students who are looking for help with financial aid and student loans. To access the Student Corner section of my website, please visit . As a Member of Congress, I have the privilege of nominating a select group of individuals for admission to the U.S. Service Academies, which include the Air

Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, Military, and Naval Academies. Students interested in applying for one of these highly U.S. Rep. c o m p e t i t i v e Geoff Davis a p p o i n t m e n t s should contact Community my office during Recorder their junior year guest of high school columnist or plan to attend our annual Academy Day event. High school students are also eligible to compete in the Congressional Art Competition held each spring. The winning student will have their work displayed in the corridor connecting the U.S. Capitol Building to the House Office Buildings, fly to Washington D.C. for the art competition unveiling, and be awarded a scholarship to help develop their artistic abilities. For more information and the official rules, please visit: /art.htm. Qualified college students, regardless of major, can apply for internships in my Washington, D.C. and local offices. There is no application deadline. Interns are accepted during the spring, summer, and fall. However, due to limited space, there are a limited number of interns that may work in the office at any given time, so I encourage interested students to visit gov/Kids/internships.htm and submit an application as soon as

The Student Corner was designed as a one-stop shop for students, parents and teachers for information on the federal government; educational resources; and services and programs offered by my office. possible.My staff and I work to make ourselves as accessible as possible to Kentucky schools and teachers both at home and in Washington, D.C. If your school will be making a trip to Washington in the future, I would encourage you to contact my office and plan a Capitol tour, as well as other tours with which we might be able to assist. I always look forward to visiting with school groups, taking a photo on the Capitol steps, and answering student questions. Additionally, we can assist schools with obtaining U.S. flags flown above the U.S. Capitol and copies of the U.S. Constitution upon request. Finally, as the new school year gets under way, I encourage you to stay in touch with my office and let us know what you think about federal education policy and how we can help. A quality education is critical to the development of every young person and to our future as a nation. Your input will help me to best represent the needs of our schools, students and teachers. Congressman Geoff Davis represents Kentucky’s District 4 in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Best friends Jordan Stuempel and Michelle Chalk pose for a picture.

Library story time leads to friendship By Amanda Joering Alley

A chance meeting when they were 3 years old during story time at the Campbell County Library has led to years of friendship for Fort Thomas residents Jordan Stuempel and Michelle Chalk. Jordan, 8 and Michelle, 9, said they have been best friends since that day. “After we met at the library we started having play dates and stuff,” Michelle said. “Jordan’s really nice, she’s my best friend and my number one musketeer.” The two shared a class in

kindergarten, and while they were in separate classrooms for first and second grades that didn’t stop them from seeing each other. “We still played together at recess and in the cafeteria,” Michelle said. Jordan said the girls enjoy doing pretty much anything together, like having sleepovers, going to the movies and going to King’s Island. “I remember one night we stayed up laughing like all night,” Jordan said. “We’re always laughing and having fun.” For more about your community, visit


• Call to creative, artistic and crafty volunteers for Children, Inc., Covington. Call 859-431-2075. Children, Inc. is helping to host the Wee Folk Fairy Festival on Oct. 1 in Mainstrasse. Children, Inc. is transforming the venue into a magical forest for families, neighbors, and of course children to enjoy. Volunteers who can use their imaginations to cover the 6th Street promenade trees with flower garlands are needed. Flowers can be made out of any material. Fishing line will be used to anchor flowers and each garland line should stretch to 25 feet in length. If you have an artistic inspiration for the magical forest, or any questions contact 859431-2075, ext 126. • After-School Program tutor forBrighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859-4918303.Help school-age children complete homework in an after-school program offered at Bright Days Child Development Program. • Marketing for the National Committee on Youth, Covington. Call 859-292-0444. Small nonprofit needs marketing assistant to help with marketing the organization and fundraising ideas. • Corporate groups needed forRonald McDonald House Charities, Cincinnati. Call 513-636-7642.

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Alma Goetz Menkedick holds a memory book with a photo of her childhood home as she stands in her front yard on Orchard Terrace, a community that was once part of the Goetz family fruit farm where she grew up.

Orchard Terrace aptly named

By Chris Mayhew

COLD SPRING - Alma Goetz Menkedick lives on Orchard Terrace, but in reality she never moved off her family’s fruit farm. Menkedick’s home sits on the land her family’s farm once occupied, and she can still envision where the fruit orchards and hills she roamed as a child were while looking around her neighborhood. Menkedick said she and her husband, Robert, built a new home on the Goetz family farm in about 1963 before the family sold to the land to developers around 1967. Prior to 1963, they lived in a home on what was known as Goetz Farm Road after they married in 1953. In a way, Menkedick has never moved off the Goetz family farm. At a July 16 Goetz family reunion, Menkedick’s extended family rallied around her as the last surviving member of the family who was raised on the farm. In addition to the street Menkedick lives on, a city park also bears the name Apple Orchard Park in a reference to the area’s history. At one time, the family owned more than 200-acres in the area with a smokehouse, two barns, pond and a white stucco house, she said. The farm was in the family since the 19th century, Menkedick said. “Now, I would guess there’s almost 100 houses on this farm,” she said.


A photo of the Goetz family farmhouse in Cold Spring near where Apple Orchard Drive and Apple Orchard Park are located now. Menkedick said her parents Charles and Freda Stefffen Goetz were second generation farmers of the land and had six children. Menkedick said she was the youngest of the six children, and the only one still alive. The other five Goetz children were Dolores, Carl “Bud” Goetz, Evelyn, Paul and Ray. Menkedick said she remembers working and playing on the family farm where they raised everything from plums and cherries to apples and cattle. “It was the most beautiful fruit and vegetable farm in the county,” she said. Menkedick said her father displayed championship ribbons from the Alexandria Fair & Horse Show and the Kentucky State Fair that he won for his farm products. “He raised all kinds of fruit,” she said. People would come from all around to buy fruit from a stand her father set

up at the end of Winters Lane at the intersection of U.S. 27, Menkedick said. Today, the old family farm is a good quiet neighborhood to live in, she said. Menkedick said during the July 16 family reunion she showed family members where the farm’s landmarks used to during a tour of the neighborhood. “When they all came for the family reunion, they asked ‘Where was the pond, where was the barn,’” she said. “It’s hard to tell, and it’s all changed.” Menkedick said she still sees things like a hillside that never had its contour changed – and she remembers. Sandy Ross, of Cold Spring, daughter of Menkedick’s older sister Evelyn, said the family reunion was a good way to remember good times. The idea for the reunion came about because of a phone call from Burk O’Neal of Madison, Wisc., who is a son of Dolores, said Ross. Kay O’Neal Oestreicher of Connecticut, a daughter of Dolores, made a 20-page all color bound photo memory book titled “As Good As It Goetz,” Ross said. Ross said some of her fondest childhood memories were of visiting her grandfather’s farm and getting to see all her cousins. “I would remember how my mom would get a phone call and she’d say, ‘Come on, we’re going over to grandpa’s to get some peaches,’” Ross said. For more about your community, visit

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Members of the Goetz family reunite July 16 in Cold Spring at Municipal Park. In the center in a pink shirt, Alma Goetz Menkedick stands behind her husband Robert (also in pink) as her extended family gathers around.


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I Love the ‘80s, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, Pop culture art show celebrates all things ‘80s; from movies and cartoons to music, fashion and more. Free. 859-261-5770; Newport. Artists as Activists, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 25 W. Seventh St., Twoyear anniversary exhibition of works by artists featured in the semimonthly column by Saad Ghosn, “Artists as Activists” in Streetvibes since September 2009. Through Sept. 23. 859-292-2322. Covington.


Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean, 7-9 p.m., Village Players, 8 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Cold readings from the script. Texas accents desirable for all roles. Cast requirements: one woman, 50s; two women, late teens-early 20s; five women, 40s; one man, late teens-early 20s. Performance dates: Feb. 17-25. Free. 513-5181077; Fort Thomas.


Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, 90 W. Alexandria Pike, Free. 859-781-8105; Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, Stonebrook is on the Northern Kentucky Back Roads Wine Trail. Pick up a passport at one of the five wineries and get it validated at each winery for a gift. Information and list of participating wineries at website. Five for $5. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs.


Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Newport, 52 Carothers Road, Brief health questionnaire, blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/postural evaluation. Free. 859-291-2225. Newport.


Girls Taking Over the World Young Adult Author Tour, 7-9 p.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Christine Johnson, Julie Kagawa, Saundra Mitchell, Rhonda Stapleton and Lara Zielin speak on and sign their books. Free. Presented by Blue Marble Children’s Bookstore. 859-781-0602; Fort Thomas.


Cincinnati Meets the Beatles! 1964 & 1966 The Liverpool Sensations Invade the Tri-State, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Exhibit features stunning photos of news photographer Gordon Baer. Family friendly. Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003. Covington. Kneehigh Exhibits, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Charlie and Trike, two new explorers, show young visitors the Bible in a charming and imaginative way. Ages 5-12. $24.95 ages 13-59, $19.95 ages 60 and up, $14.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg.

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Mick Denton and Don Mackie, 8 p.m., Vintage Wine Bar - Kitchen - Market, 2141 North Bend Road, 859-689-9463; Hebron. Chuck Cleaver, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Juney’s Lounge. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.


500 Miles to Memphis, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. With Fifth on the Floor. Ages 18 and up. Ages 18 and up. $10. 859-431-2201; Newport. Final Friday Concert Series, 7-8:30 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Music by the Turkeys. Featuring some of the best local bands. Free. 859-9624002; Erlanger. Feywill Music Festival, 5-11 p.m., Goebel Park, Philadelphia Street between Fifth and Sixth, Music continues at Pachinko, Cock & Bull, Zola, Village Pub, Up Over, Strasse Haus, Dubbs and Mulligans in MainStrasse Village 10 p.m.-2 a.m. More than 50 Indie bands and DJ’s Mowgli and Gerald Shell performing. With Dantes Gypsy Circus, Circus Mojo, Anaya Gypsy Dance and firebreathers. $10 weekend passes; $7 Saturday, $5 Friday. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. 859-491-0458; Covington.


Big Rock Club, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Mokka and the Sunset Bar and Grill, 500 Monmouth St., Free. 859-581-3700. Newport. The Skallywags, 6-10 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, 859-291-0550. Newport. Alias, 10 p.m., Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 859-342-7000; Erlanger. Live Music, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Woodies Tavern, 10020 Demia Way, Live rock and country acts. Cover includes first drink. Ages 21 and up. $5. 859-282-1264. Florence.


Lavell Crawford, 8 p.m. (Ages 21 and up) and 10:30 p.m. (Ages 18 and up), Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Special engagement. No coupons or passes accepted. $22. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. River City Rascals, Champion Window Field, 7950 Freedom Way, Fireworks Friday. $12 VIP, $10 reserved, $7 lawn. Presented by Florence Freedom Professional Baseball. 859-594-4487; Florence.

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Crohn’s & Colitis Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Includes wine, food, desserts, silent auction, raffles and penguin party. Auction items include trip packages, spa packages, gift baskets, sports packages and tickets, a Fuji bike and more. Benefits Crohn’s & Colitis Southwest Chapter. Ages 21 and up. $560 table of eight, $280 table of four, $65 single. Presented by Southwest Ohio Chapter of Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. 513-772-3550; Newport. Light the Night Hafla, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Bobby Mackey’s Music World, 44 Licking Pike, Cash bar, belly dancers, fire performers, ghost tours and raffles. Benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Smoking not permitted during the event. Ages 18 and up. $10. 859431-5588. Wilder. Smiles for Jonah Steenken Benefit, 7-11 p.m., Beechwood Swim Club, 397 Beechwood Road, Swimming and carnival-themed activities for children. Music by Kruzad and the Growlers, silent auction, raffles, food and more. Rain date: Aug. 29, 5-9 p.m. Benefits Smiles for Jonah. Family friendly. $35, $30 advance per family. Presented by Smiles for Jonah. 513-608-2719; Fort Mitchell.


Cincinnati Meets the Beatles! 1964 & 1966 The Liverpool Sensations Invade the Tri-State, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003. Covington.


Mad Anthony 7-inch Release, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Whole house. With the Yellow Belts, Banderas, the Dukes and Bella Clava. $8 ages 18-20, $5 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport. Colbie Caillat, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., With Andy Grammer. Doors open 7 p.m. Pop singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist from Malibu, Calif. Standing only on main floor. Benefits the Pink Tie Guys of Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Greater Cincinnati. $27. Presented by Q102-FM (101.9). 859-491-2444; Covington. Feywill Music Festival, 2-11 p.m., Goebel Park, Music continues at Pachinko, Cock & Bull, Zola, Village Pub, Up Over, Strasse Haus, Dubbs and Mulligans in MainStrasse Village 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 weekend passes; $7 Saturday, $5 Friday. 859-491-0458; Covington.


Surf Night, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Surf rock music. Includes beach drink specials. Dinner available 6 p.m. Family friendly. $5. 859-261-1029. Latonia.


Lavell Crawford, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Ages 21 and up. $22. 859-957-2000; Newport.



The Community Arts Center Day free art parade will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, starting at Baker Hunt, 620 Greenup St., and will end at the Covington Artisan Enterprise Center, 27 W. Seventh St., for a post-parade ice cream social. Preparade activities will be 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Baker Hunt. Baker Hunt and The Carnegie will help children design shoebox parade float hats, masks, musical instruments and costumes, like the one Zoe B. of Fort Thomas is pictured in, for the parade. Artist Mary Faith Colon will be on hand to help with makeup and My Nose Turns Red will teach circus tricks for children to do during the parade. The Center for Great Neighborhoods will have Art by Covington’s Future onsite running a photo booth. From 9:30 a.m. to noon children can help artist Debbie Brod create a sculpture from recycled materials.

Open Play Paintball, 3-5 p.m., Town and Country Sports and Health Club, 1018 Town Drive, Golf Range Clubhouse to pay and for orientation. Includes Field Rental, Unlimited CO2 and 500 paintballs and Refs and two free additional hours of open play, which is normally 3-5 p.m.. All paintballs must be purchased from Xtreme Paintball at Town & Country. Field paint only. Ages 10 and up. Ages 17 and under must bring a waiver signed by a parent prior to play. $25, $12 500 additional paintballs, $10 marker/gun, gloves, mask and vest. 859-442-5800; Wilder. Teddy Bear Motorcycle Ride, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., American Legion Boone Post 4, 8385 U.S. Highway 42, Bring new wrapped stuffed animal to deliver to St. Elizabeth’s pediatric ward in Florence. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., ride begins at 11 a.m. and returns by 4 p.m. Door prizes, raffles and afterparty in lounge.Ages 18 and up. Free. 859-835-1145. Florence. Strike Out Child Abuse, 3-5:30 p.m., Super Bowl, 510 Commonwealth Ave., Includes bowling, shoes, food and door prize ticket. Raffle baskets, split-the-pot, music and food from local restaurants. Benefits the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center. Family friendly. $15, $10 children. Reservations required. Presented by Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center. 859-572-3365; Erlanger.


Art Parade to Celebrate Community Arts Centers Day, Noon-4 p.m., Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., Children will create everything they need to put on a festive parade. Parade begins at 2:30 p.m. and travels to Artisan Enterprise Center for an ice cream social. Free. Presented by Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center. 859-431-0020. Covington.


The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center kicks off its season with the musical “Pippin.” War, politics, women; nothing seems to bring fulfillment for young Prince Pippin. Bursting with energetic choreography and hip tunes by three-time Oscarwinning composer Stephen Schwartz, “Pippin” is a fun, sexy and dangerous fairy tale of self-discovery. Presented in partnership with the Commonwealth Theatre Company, the professional production arm of Northern Kentucky University’s Department of Theatre and Dance. The musical will be 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 3, at The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. Tickets are $19-$26. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 859957-1940 or visit Pictured, from left, is Suzanne Blunk, Christopher Stewart (Pippin), Mollie Bryson and Allison Evans.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. River City Rascals, Champion Window Field, Rockin’ Saturday. Post-game concert by Glory Days. $12 VIP, $10 reserved, $7 lawn. 859-594-4487; Florence.


Newport Gangster Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. Fifth St., Explore the streets where gangsters made their millions, gamblers lost their fortunes and their lives, and ladies of the night earned their reputations. $15. Presented by American Legacy Tours. 859-491-8000; Newport. S U N D A Y, A U G . 2 8


4th Sunday MainStrasse Antiques, Etc., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Sixth Street Promenade. More than 30 antique and vintage collectible dealers. Parking in Fifth Street lot free. Rain or shine. Free. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. 859-468-4820; e-mail; Covington.


Pittie Please Find a Cure, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., England-Idlewild Park, Idlewild Road, Registration at 11 a.m. for walk at noon. Owners of all breeds showcase well-behaved and socialized dogs to disprove the negative stereotypes of certain breeds. Includes walk, silent auction, vendors, rescues with animals available for adoption, food, demonstrations and more. Benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. $10, $7 advance. Presented by Good Deeds For Bullied Breeds. 859-334-2117; Burlington.

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Bluegrass Jam, 8-11 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., No sign-up required. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-491-6659. Covington. T U E S D A Y, A U G . 3 0

AUDITIONS Northern Kentucky Children’s Ensemble Voice Evaluations, 4:30-7 p.m., Immanuel United Methodist Church, 2551 Dixie Highway, To evaluate voices for membership in the Northern Kentucky Children’s Ensemble, Voice for the Young Singer for grades 2-5, and Concert Choir for grades 6 and up. Membership: $160 per semester. Free. Presented by Northern Kentucky Children’s Ensemble. 859-341-5330; Lakeside Park. W E D N E S D A Y, A U G . 3 1


One to One Rockin’ Rally: A Music Fest for Literacy, 5-7:30 p.m., Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky, 1045 Eaton Drive, Outdoor Classroom. Celebrate dedication of current reading coaches and welcome potential new coaches. Featuring motivational address by Cincinnati State President Dr. O’dell Owens and music by Jack Trigger. Free. 859-282-9214; Fort Wright.


Alexandria Fair & Horse Show, 6-10:30 p.m., Alexandria Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Lane, All ages. Family friendly. $8. 859-635-2667. Alexandria.

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Scoliosis/Posture Screening, 9 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Newport, 52 Carothers Road. Free. 859-291-2225. Newport.


DeRay Davis, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Ages 18 and up. Special engagement. No coupons or passes accepted. Ages 18 and up. $20. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Rescue Fundraiser, 6-9 p.m., Buffalo Wild Wings, 3441 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Dinner, silent auction and split the pot. Present dining coupon and 10 percent of meal goes benefits Pawzitive Petz Rescue. Email for dining coupon. Benefits Pawzitive Petz Rescue. Free. 859-803-8428; Fort Wright. T H U R S D A Y, S E P T . 1

SUPPORT GROUPS NKY Lunch Buddies: Living with MS Support Group, 1-3 p.m., Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant, 6835 Houston Road. Family friendly. Presented by National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 859-817-9144. Florence.


Cincinnati Meets the Beatles! 1964 & 1966 The Liverpool Sensations Invade the Tri-State, 1-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003. Covington. Kneehigh Exhibits, Noon-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $24.95 ages 13-59, $19.95 ages 60 and up, $14.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg.


Julius Caesar, 7 p.m., Presidents Park, 281 Dudley Road, Shakespeare in the Park. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. 859-331-5330; Edgewood.


Mommy & Me Time, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Star Lanes on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Unlimited bowling, shoe rental and soft drinks. Includes cheese pizza, popcorn and cartoons on endof-lane screens. Reservations available in two-hour increments. $15 per child with same day purchase, $10 advance. 859-6257250; Newport.


Newport Car Show and Sidewalk Sale, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Historic Newport Business District, Monmouth Street, Classic car show and sidewalk sale along Monmouth Street between Third and 10th streets. Free. Presented by Historic Newport Downtown Merchants. 859-992-5062. Newport.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. River City Rascals, Champion Window Field, Kids Club. Family Sunday includes Honey Hill Farm petting zoo and Liberty’s Newport Aquarium Kids Club-all children may join via website. $12 VIP, $10 reserved, $7 lawn. 859-594-4487; Florence.


The band Lonestar will perform with special guests/American Idol contestants Danny Gokey, pictured, and Casey James at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, at the Alexandria Fairgrounds. Gokey and James both finished third on American Idol; Gokey in season 8 and James in season 9. Advanced tickets are $25-$60. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 859781-7700.


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Gluten-free food doesn’t have to be taste-free Each morning I say a prayer asking for guidance in setting priorities for what is usually a crazy busy day. Well, today that prayer led me to an interesting woman who is contributing to the health of folks who have gluten and other allergies. Her name is Chris Coleman and here’s how we met. I was trying to decide where to go first, Kroger or GFS. GFS won out and as I was walking in, Chris was walking out and introduced herself. She’s an Anderson Township reader who said, “I saw your pancake recipe in the paper and thought how nice it would be to share a gluten-free version.” Turns out she’s got a thriving business selling her tasty gluten-free, dairy-free goods at area retailers and it all started because her son is gluten intolerant. Her story is inspiring and shows that there’s a reason for challenges in our lives. She told me, “My son was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2001 at age 11. At that time as a mother of

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a child with food restrictions I chose to go glutenfree with him so we could figure out how to live this new life style and

enjoy it. “Ten years ago there was very little information about gluten-free, the selection of gluten-free choices were so slim and the products you could buy were not very good at all. “I started baking every day. In the beginning we threw more food away I made rather than eating it. Even today it sometimes takes me a few tries to get it right and taste great. “My son is now 21 and my mission is to help get more great tasting choices of gluten-free foods available for those who need them. I do make quite a few of my products dairy-free as well.” She sells her items under

the Sonny Marie name, and her website is: Her philosophy is “Brighten your day.” She certainly brightened mine.

Buttermilk pancakes Chris Coleman’s/Sonny Marie’s gluten-free/dairy-free version of Rita’s recipe

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Mix egg, buttermilk and vanilla together. Mix dry ingredients together and add to egg mixture. Let sit a few minutes before cooking on buttered griddle or pan. Makes about six pancakes, 5 to 6 inches in diameter. Dairy-free: Replace buttermilk with 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar mixed





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Xanthan gum is a food additive made from corn syrup, used as a thickener, stabilizer and emulsifier.

Pecan crusted catfish

Catfish is readily available and is a good source of protein. For the Colerain Township reader who enjoyed a pan-fried version with pecans at a restaurant and wanted a simple recipe to make at home.

nuts are finely ground. You can also do this by hand by putting the nuts in a plastic food bag and hitting them with a mallet and then mixing them with the cornmeal, etc. Dredge fish in cornmeal mixture, patting it to coat well. Film a pan with oil over medium high heat. Cook filets until golden brown and firm, four to five minutes each side. Adjust seasonings and serve with squeeze of lemon.

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For Jenny, a Covington reader, who wanted a foolproof white sauce for veggies like her mom made.

“It looked easy when she made it,” she said. It is! 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 2 tablespoons flour Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup milk Melt butter over medium heat and whisk in flour. When it bubbles whisk in milk. Cook, whisking constantly, until it thickens, a couple minutes longer. Season to taste. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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There are plenty of fish in the aquarium


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was too big for it. After a couple of days I started feeling sorry for her. Maybe I should buy her an aquarium, I thought. But, no, I’ve had at least a dozen through the years and have never had that much luck; I always end up with a broken heart. Now, I am the kind of person who gives pets “forever homes,” not believing in giving them away once you commit to them. So giving her to one of the little kids down the street was not an option. After sleeping on it a few nights, I got to thinking, “The York Street Café in Newport has an aquarium with large goldfish. She would be so happy there!” I called Terry and Betsy Cunningham, who just happen to be two of my very best friends, and asked if they would give my fish a home. “Sure!” Betsy said, enthusiastically. “Bring her over!” So we floated the fish (in its plastic bag) that Betsy dubbed “Marsie” in the aquarium while we sat at the table in front of the tank drinking Diet Coke out of little bottles and chortling at how “Marsie Fish” was going to enjoy living there. An older gentleman who had been sitting at a table nearby stopped by on his way out and put a hand on my shoulder. “That is very good, you know what you are doing, you are floating the fish in the plastic bag.” He beamed. I grinned like a Cheshire Cat and said, “Thank you, sir, I am a fish enthusiast!”

Fish fear me. When they see me walk into the pet store, they jump out of their tanks convinced that they have a better chance on land than in any water I’d put them in. The problem is, I love fish. A couple of months ago, both of my goldfish died within a few days of one another. They had been in a large bowl in my office and I’d had pretty good luck with them as they lived for several months. I decided not to replace them, but after a few days went to Meijer and bought another. After getting her home, I put her into the bowl but realized that she


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Soon after he left, we determined enough time had passed and we released “Marsie Fish” into the tank. She immediately began swimming in circles, darting about, practically bouncing off of the glass walls. “Look at that!” Betsy and I cried, “She’s so happy to have that much room!” After I left, I called several friends and bragged that there was now a fish named after me at the York Street Café. I crowed on and on about how brilliant I was. The next day I told my husband, Tom, that I was going to take him to the York Street Café to see my fish. Upon our arrival, I spotted Betsy in the kitchen. She looked surprised to see me. Undeterred, I ran ahead of Tom to the tank which was … empty. “Oh, I’m so sorry!” Betsy was at my side, hands over her face. “Marsie Fish died about 10 minutes after you left yesterday. She just went

belly up. I was going to call you, but didn’t have Marsie Hall the heart … Newbold I am so Marsie’s sorry.” Marsie Menagerie Fish hadn’t been frolicking after all; she was desperately looking for a way out of a hideous death trap. When Terry arrived at the restaurant he came rushing to our table. “Oh, Marsie, I’m so sorry about your fish!” “That’s all right, I sadly replied, then asked, “So, what was the special last night?” “Fish sandwiches,” he deadpanned, “But we had some trouble finding tiny enough buns.” For more pet care tips, visit If you have any ideas for future stories please contact Marsie Hall Newbold at

Fish tips

David Schulze, manager of Monfort Aquarium & Pet Shop on Colerain Avenue (, has been successfully setting up aquariums and advising hobbyists since 1963. He’s considered the “go-to” guy when it comes to anything finny, so I asked what his top tips might be for the prospective aquarium owner. 1. Determine what your commitment to the hobby will be. The amount of time you are willing to devote to your aquarium will determine what type or size of tank you invest in. For example, a freshwater tank will take less effort than a saltwater one. 2. Before buying, decide where your aquarium will be kept. This will determine the size that will be best for you. 3. Be patient! Schulze says that the biggest mistake people make when setting up an aquarium is to try to rush the process. The water needs to stabilize and it will take at least three weeks for the aquarium to be ready to accept fish. In fact, he refuses to sell fish to people on the same day that they purchase their first aquarium. 4. Add fish to your aquarium a few at a time. 5. Resist the temptation to overfeed your fish. 6. When you are purchasing your basic setup, put your money into filtration. “The filter,” he said, “Is your aquarium’s life support and you pay for performance.”


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Art Affair features Caribbean theme By Justin B. Duke

A Caribbean breeze is blowing toward Triple Crown. The Family Nurturing Center is hosting its 17th annual Art Affair, which takes on the “Caribbean on Canvas” theme. The Art Affair is at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Triple Crown Country Club, 1 Triple Crown Blvd., Union. To set the Caribbean atmosphere, the evening will start with steel drum music by Steal Away Music. Artists Tom Gaither and Lisa England Schuster will give live painting demonstrations and their paintings will be up for auction. “They’re two different style of artists, so it should be very interesting for our guests,” said Tracy Fuchs, director of development for the Family Nurturing Center. In addition to art up for auction, there will be live


and silent auctions for items like a Cincinnati Reds suite package, a day at Keeneland and tour of horse farms led by Turfway Park president Bob Elliston and a trip to Walt Disney World. This year’s Art Affair offers a bit of surprise with the new island mystery purses, which are designer purses with mystery items in them like jewelry, tickets and other prizes. “You don’t know what’s inside them,” Fuchs said. Tickets are $70 in advance or $80 at the door and include three open bars and tropical hors d’oeuvres all night. For $20, guests can buy a hand-painted wine glass and get free Barefoot Wine for the evening. All proceeds from the Art Affair goes toward the Family Nurturing Center’s mission of combating child abuse through treatment, prevention and education services.

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BUSINESS NOTES Carlisle promoted at dunnhumbyUSA

dunnhumbyUSA, a global leader in building brand value for consumer goods and retail companies, has promoted Sean Hannon, d i r e c t o r, client leadership; Ashlee Carlisle Carlisle, senior associate, client leadership; Danielle Merkle, senior associate, communications & media; Anne Marie Newman, director, client solutions; Aimee Tunnacliffe, senior associate, client leadership; Jillian Brundage, senior analyst, custom insights in the Cincinnati office. Ashlee Carlisle, senior associate, client leadership, will be responsible for leading clients in the implementation of customer-centric strategies.

Previously an associate, client leadership, Carlisle earned a bachelor in business administration from the University of Cincinnati. She resides in Newport.

Combs earns Chartered Life Underwriter designation

David E. Combs, Woodmen of the World East Kentucky Area Manager, has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter professional designation from The AmeriCombs can College, Bryn Mawr, Pa. Candidates for the CLU designation must complete a minimum of eight courses and 16 hours of supervised examinations. They must also

fulfill strict experience and ethics requirements. The CLU program is designed to meet career education needs of life insurance and related financial services professionals. The course of study provides in-depth knowledge on the insurance needs of individuals, families, and business owners. Once the program is completed, a CLU can provide expert advice on a broad range of financial topics including life and health insurance, pension planning, insurance law, income taxation, investments, financial and estate planning, and group benefits. Combs started with Woodmen of the World as a Field Representative in 1992. He was promoted to Area Manager in 1997. Woodmen of the World was founded in 1890 as a fraternal benefit organization. Today, Woodmen of the World

National investing convention will be in Covington The 2011 BetterInvesting National Convention will be Sept. 15-18 at the Marriott at RiverCenter in Covington. The convention includes a wide variety of classes and panel discussions for all levels of investors.

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Former co-workers win comedy contest By Stephanie Salmons

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Rudolph will feature for Mike Lukas Sept. 22-25. They used to work about “30 feet apart” from each other and always talked about their favorite comics and doing comedy but hadn’t seen each other in about eight years, Knab said. “He found out I was doing comedy and reached out to me and asked what he could do to get into it,” Rudolph said. He put Knab in touch with the right people to “give it a shot and we ended up winning the contest ... which was creepy and funny all at the same time,” Rudolph said. “It’s weird how it all works out.” According to Rudolph, his first time on stage was less than two years ago. Knab said he had been on

stage once before joining the competition. Competitions help get their names out, but comedy is more of a “team thing,” Rudolph said. “You want everybody to do well. I don’t like beating people. Somebody has to lose.” By the time performers reach the final round, “all the comics are hilarious,” Knab said. Rudolph said he considers himself to be a storyteller. His nerves require him to prepare, but preparation is what sets him apart from others, he said. “I get so anxious,” he said. “I’m not nervous per se, I just can’t wait. I want to make the best of it.” Knab, however, is “very comfortable” on stage and with public speaking. His


Michael Rudolph of Taylor Mill and Brian Knab of Burlington are on stage with host of Go Bananas Comedy Club’s “Funniest Person in Cincinnati” contest host Gabe Kea. Rudolph and Knab each won the contest in their divisions, semi-pro and amateur respectively. act is “conversational” and no different than talking to people at a party, he said. Knab also tries to do things people can relate to and tries to keep his act “clean,” he said. “I try to keep it clean

because I have kids that know how to use YouTube,” Knab said. “I don’t want to ever do something they can’t watch or see. I’ve also been told people appreciate that. They can bring their mom to one of my shows.”

Gaither Christmas show coming to N. Kentucky Multi-Grammy award winning recording artist, Bill Gaither will present the Gaither Christmas Homecoming music spectacular at The Bank of Kentucky Center at Northern Kentucky University, on Saturday, Dec. 10.

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Fort Thomas Provides is hosting the fifth annual Luke Muller Golf Tournament. The tournament will take place at the Kenton County Golf Course Saturday, Aug. 27, with registration at 10:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at noon. The cost for the event is $70 per person for golf and food or $100 per person for golf, food, and all raffles (does not include the capital prize). Also available are $100 hole sponsorships and $50 capital prize drawing for a $1,000 cash giveaway (only 100 tickets will be sold). All proceeds will be equally divided between Robin “Galloway” Hite and McKenzie Hicks.

Make Checks Payable to: Fort Thomas Provides (a 501c3 organization), 10239 Limerick Circle, Covington, KY 41015.

Fireworks event to benefit Newport club

Buckhead Mountain Grill in Bellevue is hosting a fundraising event to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Newport the night of the Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks Sunday, Sept. 4. The event, which features an open food buffet, cash bar, live music, a dessert buffet and a riverside view of the fireworks display, is $100 per person, which includes an onsite parking pass. Entry to event is between

4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the food buffet. Tickets can be order at ?tabid=302054 or by calling 261-8386. For more information contact the Bellevue Police Department at 261-1122.

Art Machine fundraiser

A fundraiser benefitting Art Machine, Inc. is being held at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at the Wiedemann Hill Mansion on Park Avenue in Newport. The event, which includes food, drinks, a tour of the mansion and live music by “The Heavens and Beyond,” costs $50 per person. Seating is limited and those interested can RSVP by calling 750-9226.

Art Machine, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster creativity in young people of all ages.

Smoking cessation course start Aug. 31

Course for an online version of the Cooper-Clayton Method to stop smoking begin Aug 31. Participants in the Webbased class will need use of a computer capable of accessing the Internet. A facilitator will be online for live chat during the time given for the Web-based classes, but the information can be retrieved at any time. Live chats held each Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the duration of the

13-week program. Cooper-Clayton helps participants stop smoking with peer support, educational guidance and nicotine replacement therapy. Classes are free, but participants must purchase nicotine patches, gum or lozenges, if utilized. In the first session of the online Cooper-Clayton program, more than 30 percent of par-

ticipants successfully stopped smoking, a rate comparable to in-person courses. Cooper-Clayton is sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Health Department, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, St. Elizabeth Physicians and the Kentucky Cancer Program. To register for the program or for more information, visit

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CaSSba features circus treats, iPad There is no clownin’ around this year at Catholic Charities’ 24th annual fundraiser, the CaSSba, at the Drees Pavilion at Devou Memorial Overlook 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. The event will feature the CaSSba’s classic hors d’oeuvres, plenty of drinks and some circus treats. This year’s live auction features a Reds luxury pri-

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vate box donated by Baker Hostetler LLP, planter boxes created and designed by Tim Burks of Tim Burks Builders, a wheelbarrow of spirits, and a special evening with friends featuring a fourcourse dinner. New this year is the super raffle, which features an iPad 2. Other items include Reds and University of Kentucky basketball tickets and the traditional $500 tuition certificates for area high schools and Thomas More College and $1,000 certificates for Xavier University. “The reverse raffle adds

some great drama to the day.” said Bill Jones, Catholic Charities’ executive director. “The excitement grows as everyone hopes that their name will not be removed from the raffle board. The real excitement for us, though, is the commitment of our donors to assisting us in improving the lives of the more than 10,000 people we serve each year here in Northern Kentucky.” Board member Marianne Fieger, who is co-chairing the event with Connie Noll, said, “I am very excited to be involved with Catholic

Charities. This event is just one way for the community to get involved in supporting the agency’s mission of providing help and creating hope.” Brian Patrick of Sacred Heart Radio will act as master of ceremonies. For more information about the event, call Vicky Bauerle at 581-8974, ext. 116, or visit Tickets are $40 by presale, $45 day of event and $50 for a reverse raffle ticket. The event is sponsored by Bank of Kentucky, DBL Law, and KW Mechanical.


Sweet celebration

Bob Schneider owner of Sweet Tooth candies of Newport celebrates his 69th birthday and 42 years in business.

SummerFair grant appications are now available Summerfair Cincinnati, the nonprofit arts organization, said applications are available for the 2011 Aid to Individual Artists (AIA) Grant Program. Selected visual artists will each receive a grant of $3,000 for use in the creation of new works. In addition to receiving the grant monies, Summerfair Cincinnati may sponsor

a future exhibition and catalogue to help promote the grant recipients and their art. To qualify for the grant, artists must reside within a 40-mile radius of Cincinnati and be at least 18 years of age. Applications are available online at and must be postmarked by Friday, Aug.

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CANvention coming to Covington The beer can isn’t the oldest or most important invention in American history but it will be the center of attention for three days in Northern Kentucky in early September. The Brewery Collectibles Club of America (BCCA) will hold its 41st annual “CANvention” Sept. 1-3, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, in Covington. It will be for everyone from advanced collectors of beer cans and brewery advertising to novices starting to build their collections. Nearly 800 members and guests will display and trade cans and breweriana: Cans that date from the 1930s, and U.S. and foreign “breweriana,” from as early as the late 19th century. Current beer advertising—from glassware to colorful coasters—issued by hundreds of U.S. microbreweries and brewpubs also will be displayed. Something for every beer can and brewery advertising collector will be available. The BCCA was founded in St. Louis in 1970 by six

beer can collectors. It now has 3,800 members from 50 states and 18 foreign countries. More than 100 chapters hold local and regional shows each year, including the Queen City Chapter, which is based in Florence. Events scheduled for Wednesday through Friday are open only to BCCA members that register for the CANvention. The trade floor in the convention center will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. Walk-in guests will be charged a $10 admission fee that can be applied to a BCCA membership. Micro Night, the tasting

of craft beers brewed by some of the region’s top microbreweries and brewpubs, will be available to registered members and guests Thursday, Sept. 1. The BCCA also will present special displays and a hold formal business meeting Friday, Sept. 2. Two educational seminars will be held in Madison II room in the Marriott at River Center. An “Over-the-Rhine” Historic Brewery District tour will be held Wednesday, Aug. 31. It is open only to registered CANvention participants. A fee will be charged and pre-registration is required. Membership in the BCCA is open to anyone.


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Darrell Underwood, 31, 913 Ann St., warrant at 35 Fairfield Ave., Aug. 2. Brenda O’Brien, 30, 4611 Shephard Road, warrant, alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct at 145 Fairfield Ave., Aug. 4. Richardo Valdez Sepulveda, 40, 7818 Eustis Court, DUI, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license at 100 Landmark, Aug. 4. Damien Thomas, 18, 208 East Ninth St. Apt. 1, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 53 Donnermeyer Drive, Aug. 5. Jennifer Burney, 36, 328 Ninth St., alcohol intoxication in a public place at Fairfield and Taylor, Aug. 6. Robin Haugabrook, 29, 412 Kenton, warrant at 35 Fairfield Ave., Aug. 11. Patrick Wilson, 32, 671 Crittenden, possession of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of

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a minor at 95 Riviera, Aug. 8. Elizabeth Wilson, 31, 673 Crittenden, possession of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a minor at 95 Riviera, Aug. 8. Roger Oberding, 51, 223 Ward Ave., DUI at 190 Retreat, Aug. 11. Kelsey Schweizer, 20, 5580 Revmal Lane, DUI, possession of alcohol by a minor at 24 Fairfield Ave., Aug. 13. Nick Daines, 23, 853 Covert Run, warrant at 853 Covert Run, Aug. 7. Glenn Kreger, 48, 440 Broadview Blvd., Columbus, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 95 Rivera Drive, Aug. 12.

Licking Pike, Aug. 7. David A. Graham, 50, 1208 Pike St., warrant at 215 W. 2nd St., Aug. 7. Brian K. Tucker, 35, 2614 Day Hill Road, DUI - second offense aggravated circumstances at 9626 Barrs Branch Road, Aug. 9. William Franklin Jones II, 22, 8551 East Main St., alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest at 8335 East Main St., Aug. 10. Justin C. Gibson, 28, 449 Harrisburg Hill Road, possession of drug paraphernalia at U.S. 27 and Main St., Aug. 8.


Report of pit bull dog chasing horses around property at 229 Clay Ridge Road, Aug. 6.


Timothy R. Sullener, 43, 100 Shannon St., warrant at U.S. 27 and Enzweiler Road, Aug. 7. Harold T. Steffen, 48, 206 Poplar Thicket Road, alcohol intoxication in a public place - first and second offense at Rifle Range Road and

Incidents/investigations Dogs running at large First degree wanton endangerment

Report of two men got out of dark blue SUV and started to threaten another man parked on side of road and then pulled a handgun and stuck it

in the man’s face at Low Gap Road and U.S. 27, Aug. 8.

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Report of man entered garage and assaulted another man at 3205 Providence Trace, Aug. 7.

Identity theft - theft of services

Report of cell phone account opened in person’s name without their permission at 7125 Kohls Road, Aug. 6.

Second degree criminal mischief Report of letters spray painted on side of vehicle at 216 E. First St., Aug. 7.

Second degree cruelty to animals Report of horses running at large and found without water at 11358 Lees Road, Aug. 6.

Theft by unlawful taking

Report of ring, change in jar and flat iron taken from residence at 6003 Ripple Creek Road, Aug. 8.

Theft by unlawful taking - gas

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Brandon Thomas Cottingham, 27, 5558 Ethan Drive, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 15 Midway Court, Aug. 9. Katherine Wagner, 20, 35 Mayfield Ave. No. 3, warrant at 35 Mayfield Ave., Aug. 3. Nicholas Reckley, 20, 265 Greenlawn Ave., first degree burglary at 38 Taylor, Aug. 8. Charles Kowolonek, 23, 1020 Creekwood Drive, alcohol intoxication in a public place, possession of marijuana at Alexandria Pike, Aug. 9. Mariah Matteoli, 19, 303 Snowshoe, DUI at Mock Road at U.S. 27, Aug. 17. Sarah Kordenbrock, 25, 421 Washington Ave., warrant at I-471 exit 3, Aug. 16. Ashley Hunt, 24, 631 Philadelphia St. Apt. 1, warrant at Alexandria Pike

The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. at Mock Road, Aug. 14. Timothy Rastetter, 34, 31 Robinson Ave., DUI at Summit Avenue at South Grand, Aug. 12. Tammy Merrill, 39, 926 Orchard St., warrant at 1100 Highland Ave., Aug. 11. Alexander Sanker, 21, 40 Bittersweet Drive, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication at Newport Pavilion, Aug. 11. Katie Morris, 27, 78 Bon Jan, DUI, possession of marijuana, suspended license at U.S. 27 at I-471, Aug. 15.

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At 52 Eagleview Lane, Aug. 4.

Second degree criminal mischief At 15 Chalfonte Place, Aug. 13.

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Matthew He-Man, 20, 919 Ann St., second degree burglary at 195 Kentucky Drive, Aug. 16. Teri Bolin, 47, 2755 Ohio 132 Lot 63, warrant, theft by unlawful taking at 82 Carothers Road, Aug. 15. Kelly Pierce, 46, 2755 Ohio 132 Lot 148, warrant, theft by unlawful taking at 82 Carothers Road, Aug. 15. Emma Davis, 58, 742 Isabella St., promoting contraband, theft of a controlled substance at 1143 Patterson, Aug. 11. Anthony McConnell, 29, 834 Patterson St. Apt. 2, receiving stolen property at Ninth and Liberty, Aug. 9. Corey Matthews, 24, 834 Patterson St. Apt. 2, receiving stolen property at Ninth and Liberty, Aug. 9. Mary Sanders, 36, 1426 Holman Ave., first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of a drug paraphernalia at Fifth and Central, Aug. 11. Douglas Huff, 48, 1044 York St. No. 9, cultivating marijuana at 1044 York St. No. 9, Aug. 9. Johnnie Walker, 61, 1035 Hamlet, second degree assault at 1035 Hamlet, Aug. 8. John Whit Worth, 36, 430 Thornton, fourth degree assault at 430 Thornton, Aug. 7. William Fisk, 41, 1015 Scott St., first degree possession of a controlled substance at 11th Street Bridge, Aug. 7. Ladarryl Hopkins, 53, 338 Hodge St. No. 4, fourth degree assault at 338 Hodge St. No. 4, Aug. 7.

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DEATHS Russell Craft

Russell Craft, 66, of Fort Thomas, died Aug. 11, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was owner/operator of Russell Craft Hair Shapers in Southgate and offered his barber services for 45 years in Campbell County. He enjoyed gardening, walking and biking, and was as avid high school sports fan. Survivors include his parents, Owen and Pearl Craft of Southgate; wife, Joan Craft; son, David Craft of Fort Thomas; and two grandchildren. Memorials: Fort Thomas Education Foundation.

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Donna Daniels

Donna Daniels, 72, of Fort Thomas, died Aug. 15, 2011. Survivors include her husband, Ronald C. Daniels; sons, Mark Daniels of Cold Spring and Bob Daniels of Fort Thomas; daughter, Kathy Lang; sisters, Clara Murray and Rosalee Lovelace; and seven grandchildren. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery in Mentor, Ky. Memorials: The Biggs Early

Melville E. Eckford

Melville E. Eckford, 76, of Highland Heights, died Aug. 12, 2011 at Salem Woods Care Center in Anderson Township, Ohio. He was a Mason with the Masonic Lodge No. 808 F.&A.M. in Fort Thomas and a dedicated hockey fan. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Meyer Eckford; children, Angela

Eckford of Ontario, Canada, Lori Rawlings, Cinda Haigis and Gary Feldmann, all of Alexandria; and six grandchildren. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Mildred Dietz Martin

Mildred L. “Millie” Dietz Martin, 94, of Elsmere, formerly of Bellevue, died Aug. 17, 2011, at Woodcrest Manor in Elsmere. She operated the Loop Cafe in Bellevue. She played the piano for several night clubs in the area and was a Kentucky Colonel. Her husband, James H. Martin, and two sons, Ronald Martin and Gerald Martin, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Carolyn Boughner of Fort Thomas and Cheryl Heuser of Edgewood; sons, Dennis Martin of Mason, Ohio, and Robert Martin of Aurora, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Charity of donor’s choice.

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Campbell County Fire District One Board Membership Designated Meeting Date, Time & Place: First and third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. 6844 Four Mile Road, Camp Springs, KY President/Chair: Gary W. McCormick 9822 Washington Trace Road California, KY 41007 Term Expires: June, 2012 (Judge) Third or More Full Term Vice President: Allen Lee Spangler 11821 Mary Ingles Mentor, KY 41007 Term Expires: June, 2015 (Firefighter) Third or More Full Term Secretary: Brian Franklin 6425 Deer Meade Drive Florence, KY 41042 Term Expires: June, 2013 (Firefighter) Second Full Term

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 72 SECTION 72.02 OF THE WILDER MUNICIPAL CODE SETTING SPEED LIMITS AND ESTABLISHING PARKING RESTRICTIONS AND STOP SIGN LOCATIONS FOR CERTAIN CITY MAINTAINED STREETS LOCATED IN THE CITY OF WILDER. WHEREAS, the City of Wilder has previously adopted Chapter 72 of the Wilder Municipal Code relating to parking and speed regulations of motor vehicles in the City of Wilder; and, WHEREAS, the city must update the list of streets from time to time as new streets and development is established; and, WHEREAS, the city finds it necessary to make the following additions to Chapter 72 Section 72.02 of the City of Wilder Municipal Code. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDER, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY AS FOLLOWS: SECTION ONE Street Speed Speed Limit No Parking Stop Sign Location Bentwood Hills Dr. 20 m.p.h. Both Sides Intersection with Timber Ridge Dr. and Moock Road. 25 m.p.h. Both Sides Vine Street Braco Int. Blvd. 20 m.p.h. Both Sides Intersection with Town Dr. Crossing Dr. 35 m.p.h. Both Sides Intersection with SR 546 Town Drive Gloria Terrell Dr. Intersection with Rosewood Drive Intersection with Plum Street 25 m.p.h. Both Sides Intersection with SR9 Hampton Lane East Side Queens View Lane 15 m.p.h. 20 15 m.p.h. Both Sides Intersection with SR9 South Street At Public Works Garage north side At Public Works Garage south side SECTION TWO That this Ordinance be read on tow separate occasions, shall be signed by the Mayor, attested by the City Clerk published in accordance with law and made a part of the records of the City of Wilder. Same shall be in effect at the earliest time provided by law. READ AT FIRST READING this 18th day of July 2011. PASSED AT SECOND READING this 8th day of August 2011. ATTEST: STANLEY TUNER - MAYOR TRACY GIBSON - CITY CLERK Published in the Campbell County Recorder this 25 day of August, 2011.

Member: Chris Fuchs 5973 Four Mile Road Melbourne, KY 41059 Term Expires: June, 2013 (Judge) Filling Unexpired Term Member: Matthew Franck 11500 Maple Street Mentor, KY 41007 Term Expires: June, 2014 (Judge) First Full Term 10016599970

Tax Rate (Per $100.00 of Assessed Value)


. 253 (Real) .318 (Personal)

$873,636. $75,972.

Tax Rate Proposed & Revenue Expected

.263 (Real) .336 (Personal)

$929,531. $ 80,907.

Compensating Rate & Revenue Expected

.253 (Real) .323 (Personal)


Preceding Year’s Rate. & Revenue Generated


Expected Revenue Generated from New Property


Expected Revenue Generated from Personal Property


The City of Bellevue proposes to exceed the compensating tax rate by levying a real property tax rate of .263 (per $100.00 of assessed value) and a personal property tax rate of .336 (per $100.00 of assessed value). The excess revenue generated will be utilized for the following purposes: General Fund for governmental purposes THE KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS REQUIRED PUBLICATION OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. Edward Riehl, Mayor City of Bellevue Publication dates: August 25, 2011 _ September 1, 2011 1001655817

Compensating Rate & Revenue Expected

Tax Rate (Per $100.00 of Assessed Value)


.186 (Real)


.643 (Personal)


.198 (Real)


.191 (Real)


.602 (Personal)


.198 (Real)

No New Property

.626 (Personal)


The City of Crestview proposes to exceed the compensating tax rate by levying a real property tax rate of .198 (per $100.00 of assessed value) and a personal property tax rate of .626 (per $100.00 of assessed value). The excess revenue generated will be utilized for the following purposes: To meet the general operating expenses and obligations of the City of Crestview THE KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS REQUIRED PUBLICATION OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. C.J. Peters, Mayor City of Crestview CE-1001657960-01 LEGAL NOTICE ALEXANDRIA FIRE DISTRICT

The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences Seeks Public Comment PUBLIC NOTICE OF UPCOMING ACCREDITATION REVIEW VISIT BY THE NLNAC Announcement The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ Nursing Program wishes to announce that it will host a site review for initial accreditation of its Associate of Applied Science nursing program by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the nursing program in person at a meeting scheduled for September 28, 2011 from 3:30 4:30 at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to: Dr. Sharon Tanner, Chief Executive Officer 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326 email: All written comments should arrive at NLNAC by September 20, 2011. 1001659242


Pursuant to KRS 132.027, the City of Bellevue will hold its public hearing on the 14th day of September 2011 at 6:45 p.m. The meeting will be held at 322 Van Voast Ave., (the Callahan Community Center.) for the purpose of hearing comments from the public regarding the institution of proposed tax rates for the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year. As required by law,

Tax Rate Proposed & Revenue Expected

Expected Revenue Generated from Personal Property



Preceding Year’s Rate & Revenue Generated

Expected Revenue Generated from New Property

Treasurer: Simon W. Jewell 5604 Cutters Trace Melbourne, KY 41059 Term Expires: June, 2014 (Property Owner) Third or More Full Term Member: Ray Bezold 5993 Blach Road Melbourne, KY 41059 Term Expires: June, 2012 (Property Owner) First Full Term


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to KRS 132.027, the City of Crestview, KY will hold its public hearing on the 6th day of September 2010 at 7:15p.m. The meeting will be held at 14 Circle Dr., (the Crestview City Bldg.) for the purpose of hearing comments from the public regarding the institution of proposed tax rates for the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year. As required by law,

Sealed bids for the furnishing of all labor, materials, equipment and services for the “2011 ASPHALT PAVING PROJECT” will be received by the City of Highland Heights, Kentucky until 4:00 P.M. E.S.D.T. on September 2nd, 2011. Bids will be opened and read immediately after the deadline for submission and reviewed by City Council at their next meeting for award. Specifications and Contract Documents may be examined at: CARDINAL ENGINEERING CORPORATION 1 MOOCK ROAD, WILDER, KY 41071 TELEPHONE (859) 581-9600 Copies of the Specifications and Contract Documents may be obtained upon payment of $ 25.00 for each set. Bids shall be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond in an amount equal to ten (10) percent of the bid to insure the execution of the contract for which the bid is made. In case the bid is not accepted, the check or bid bond will be returned to the Bidder, but if the Bid is accepted and the Bidder shall refuse or neglect to enter into a contract with the City within ten (10) days from the time he is notified of the acceptance of his bid, the check or bid bond shall be forfeited to the City as liquidated damages for failure to do so. No bidder may withdraw this bid for a period of sixty (60) days after 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 may be in the City’s best interest. Jean Rauf, City Clerk City of Highland Heights, KY


THERE WILL BE A PUBLIC HEARING AT THE ALEXANDRIA FIRE STATION ON AUGUST 23, 2011. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PUBLIC HEARING IS TO DISCUSS THE PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR ALEXANDRIA FIRE DISTRICT FOR 2011. THE HEARING WILL BEGIN AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE ALEXANDRIA FIRE STATION, 7951 ALEXANDRIA PIKE, ALEXANDRIA, KENTUCKY 41001. THERE WILL BE A MEETING OF THE FIRE DISTRICT BOARD BEGINNING AT 7:15 P.M. ON AUGUST 23, 2011. THIS MEETING WILL INCLUDE ACTION TO ENACT THE PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR 2011, TANGIBLE TAX RATE AND VEHICLE AND WATER CRAFT TAX RATES FOR 2011, AND ALL OTHER REGULAR BUSINESS OF THE BOARD. THE TAX RATE FOR 2010 WAS .150 CENTS PER 100.00 OF ASSESSED VALUE. THIS RATE PRODUCED APPROXIMATELY $1,145,024.27. THE PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR YEAR 2011 WILL BE .150 CENTS PER 100.00 OF ASSESSED VALUE. THE TOTAL REVENUE THIS WILL GENERATE WILL BE APPROXIMATELY $1,282,884.03. THE COMPENSATING TAX RATE AND EXPECTED REVENUE FOR YEAR 2011, 1.4978 PER 100.00 OF ASSESSED VALUE. THE TOTAL REVENUE THIS WILL GENERATE WILL BE APPROXIMATELY $1,145,174.08 THE TOTAL TAXABLE VALUE OF ALL PROPERTY TO THE FIRE DISTRICT FOR 2011 IS $764,570,755.00. THE TAX REVENUE FROM NEW CONSTRUCTION WILL BE $1,831.88. THE PROPOSED TAX OF .150 CENTS PER 100.00 OF ASSESSED VALUE ON ALL VEHICLES AND WATER CRAFT. THE PROPOSED TANGIBLE TAX RATE FOR YEAR 2011 SHALL BE .150 CENTS PER 100.00 OF ASSESSED VALUE. THE REVENUE THIS WILL GENERATE WILL BE APPROXIMATELY $42,172.44. THIS ADVERTISEMENT IS REQUIRED BY THE KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY UNDER PROVISIONS OF KRS 132.023 (2) (b) 8. 7999 NORTHERN KY COMMUNITY ACTION COMMISSION The NKCAC Weatherization program is seeking Weatherization Private Contractors, for Heat Systems and Hot Water repairs or replacements. Energy Conservation installation , Applicants must have proficient carpentry and energy conservation material skills , and/or HVAC and Plumbing Licensure as well as communication skills with clients. Applicants must comply with current codebooks and State Weatherization manuals. Must be willing to travel and work throughout an 8 County designated service area in Northern Ky. Certificates of Insurance for General Liability and Comprehensive Coverage should meet minimum $800,000. Master HVAC minimum Certificates of Insurance required in amount of $500,000 for general liability and $300,000 for property damage. Orientation meeting, to be held on Thursday, September 1st 2011 at 9:00 am, at Boone County Weatherization at 7938 Tanners Gate Florence, Kentucky 41042. Application packets can be obtained at the orientation meeting, or sooner by calling the Weatherization Department at 859586-9250. Monday through Thursday 9:00 am-5:00 pm. 8176

LEGAL NOTICE Legal Notice is hereby given by the Campbell County Fiscal Court that applications are available for the Area Development Fund (ADF) Grant. The ADF Program makes grants available for public purposes, non profit organizations for capital construction and major equipment projects, excluding schools and roads. A copy of the ADF Grant Guidelines and Application are available at the Campbell County Administration Building, Office of the Fiscal Director, Suite 322, 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY 41071, between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Forms are also available at www.nkadd. org Application submission deadline is Friday, September 23, 2011. James D. Seibert Fiscal Director 9433 PUBLIC NOTICE SEALED BID The Campbell County Fiscal Court will accept sealed bids for the purchase and installation of an Emergency/Standby Power System Generator Set and Automatic Transfer Switch. Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Thursday, September 8, 2011, and opened publicly at that time at the Campbell County Administration Building, 1098 Monmouth Street, Conference Room 137, Newport, KY 41071. To obtain a bid packet contact Diane Bertke at 859547-1825 or visit the County web-site Firm pricing is required for all bids. Reciprocal preference for Kentucky resident bidders as described in KRS 45A.490-494 shall be applied in accordance with 200 KAR 5:400. Campbell County Fiscal Court reserves the right to reject any and all bids. 9438 Campbell County Schools - Notice The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the Annual Financial Report for 2010-11, as submitted to the Kentucky Department of Education, has been posted to the Campbell County School website for public viewing. If you wish to review this report, go to the following address: http://www. campbellcountyschoo l s . o r g . Click on "BOARD OF EDUCATION" tab at the middle of the left side. On the next screen, click on "CCBOE Financial Report" at the middle of the right side. Please contact Mark Vogt at the Central Office at 859-6352173, Extension 524, if you are unable to access this report. 1001659931

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MARRIAGE LICENSES Rohanna Prather, 41, of Covington and Christopher Russelburg, 44, Rockford, issued Aug. 5.

Katrina Gulley, 29, Flemingburg and Rory Rechtin, 27, of Fort Thomas, issued Aug. 5.

Pursuant to KRS 132.027, as enacted by the General Assembly Extraordinary Session of 1979, the City Of Southgate will hold a public hearing on Wednesday September 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at 122 Electric Avenue Southgate, Kentucky regarding the proposed 2011 rates on real and personal property. As required by state law, this notice includes the following information: Tax rate per $100 Revenue Assessed valuation Expected

3. Compensating tax rate & Expected revenue .457 (real) .665 (personal) 4. Revenue expected from New property



$780,369. $ 39,657. 0.

The City Of Southgate proposes to exceed the compensating tax rate by levying a proposed real tax rate of .475/100 and a personal property tax rate of .692/100, which are allocated to the General Fund for governmental purposes. All interested persons in the City of Southgate are invited to the hearing to submit oral or written comments Any person(s) who cannot attend the public hearing but would like to submit written or oral comments should call the Office of the City Clerk at 4410075 so that arrangements can be made to secure their comments. THE KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMLY HAS REQUIRED PUBLICATION OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. 1660001

SECTION II There is levied for the year 2011, the General Tangible Personal Property Tax Rate per $100 of assessed value on all tangible personal property within the jurisdiction of Campbell County for the General Fund as indicated below” Fund Rate Estimated Receipts a) General Fund 22.29 cents $596,398* SECTION III There is levied for the year 2011, the General Fund Motor Vehicle Tax Rate per $100 of assessed value on all taxable Motor Vehicles within the jurisdiction of Campbell County as indicated below: Fund Rate Estimated Receipts a) General Fund 13.10 cents $642,029* SECTION IV There is levied for the year 2011, the General Fund Watercraft Tax Rate per $100 of assessed value on all taxable Watercraft within the jurisdiction of Campbell County as indicated below: Fund Rate Estimated Receipts a) General Fund 13.10 cents $12,681*

LEGAL NOTICE CITY OF FT. THOMAS, KENTUCKY TAX RATE INFORMATION - 2011 Tax Rate Proposed for 2010 Revenue Anticipated

$ $

.334 / $100 3,782,702

Tax Rate Proposed for 2011 Revenue Anticipated

$ $

.347 / $100 3,936,753

Compensating Tax Rate 2011 Revenue Anticipated

$ $

.333 / $100 3,777,921

NOTE: *Gross receipts do not include discounts, exonerations, and Sheriff’s commissions. SECTION V This Ordinance shall be published immediately and be effective at the earliest time provided by law. SECTION VI Read by title and a summery given on the 3rd day of August, 2011

Revenue from New Property Revenue from Personal Property

$ $

25,648 38,450


General Areas of Allocation: Personnel, Utilities, Supplies A Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 6:45 p.m. at the City Building, 130 N. Ft. Thomas Avenue, Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. The purpose of this Hearing is to receive taxpayer input on the proposed rate for 2011. This Notice is required by KRS 132.027, as passed by the Kentucky General Assembly. Signed: Melissa K. Kelly, City Clerk 1001659732 859-441-1055


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Angel Lower, 26, of Washington Court House and Jason Kistner, 28, of Syracuse, issued Aug. 10. Emily Dunlap, 30, of Huntsville and John Dunn, 38, of Covington, issued Aug. 11. Beatrice Russell, 40, of Fort Thomas and Gregory Maltaner, 55, of Cincinnati, issued Aug. 11. Barbara Barnes, 24, and Robert Steltenkamp II, 25, both of Fort Thomas, issued Aug. 11.


There is levied for the year 2011, the General Ad Valorem Tax Rate per $100 of assessed value on all taxable real property with the jurisdiction of Campbell County for the General Fund and such additional tax rate for each Special District as indicated: Fund Rate Estimated Receipts a) General Fund 13.60 cents $7,258,356* b) Soil Conservation District 00.28 cents $149,437*

$811,106 $ 41,267

Published: 8/25/11 & 9/1/11

The Campbell County Fiscal Court at a meeting of the Court on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at the Campbell County Administration Building, 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky, adopted the following ordinance upon the second reading. First reading of the ordinance, with title read and summary given took place on Wednesday, August 3, 2011.


$767,402. $ 39,007.


Katie Elliott, 27, of Ann Arbor and Craig Stephens, 28, of Covington, issued Aug. 8.

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1.Preceding year tax rate & Revenue produced .430 (real) .750 (personal) 2.Tax rate proposed for . Current year & expected .475 (real) Revenue .692 (personal)

Joia Lehman, 20, of Cincinnati and Andrew Howe, 31, of Louisville, issued Aug. 8.

Markey Jane Noble

Markey Jane Noble, 90, of Brownstown, Mich., formerly of Northern Kentucky, died Aug. 19, 2011, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti, Mich. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and quilting and was a member of the Lost Chord Club. Her husband, Bradley Noble; three brothers, Taylor, Samuel and Leonard Riley; sister, Hattie Bowman; a daughter, Betty Sears; a son, Joseph Noble; a granddaughter, Amy Watson; and a grandson, Michael Noble, died previously. Survivors include her brother, Abner Riley; children, Alvenia Gevedon, David Noble, Brenda Fielhauer and Richard Noble; son-in-law, Kenneth Sears; daughter-in-law, Mary Noble; 16 grandchildren; 31 greatgrandchildren; and six great-greatgrandchildren. Interment was in Michigan Memorial Park in Flat Rock, Mich.

Robert Melvin Poe Sr.

Robert Melvin Poe Sr., 76, of Elsmere, died Aug. 13, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a sheet metal brake press operator and retired from Southern Ohio Fabricators. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and a member of the Simon Kenton American Legion Post No. 20. A daughter, Janet Poe; two sisters, Mary Alice Snyder and Dora Lee Barker; and two brothers, Milton B. Poe and John Westley Poe, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Craig Poe; daughters, Samantha Gillespie of Falmouth, Sharon Charles of Erlanger and Neva Teegarden of Morning View; sons, Joseph Poe of Covington, Jerry Poe, George Poe and Robert Poe Jr., all of Elsmere; brothers, Edward Lawrence Poe of Newport and Frank Gerold Poe of Highland Heights; sister, Sharon Grace Flemming of Newport; sister-in-law, Janet Ellen Twehues of Independence; 32 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Floral Hills Memorial Garden, Taylor Mill.

Memorials: Simon Kenton American Legion Post No. 20, 119 Garvey Ave., Elsmere, KY 41018.

Mildred Price

Mildred Price, 85, of Covington, died Aug. 18, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Her husband, Charles W. Price, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Charles Price of Florence and Ron Price of Covington; daughters, Phyllis Penick and Vickie Taylor, both of Berry, Diane Kinney of Cynthiana, Debbie Hauenstein of Alexandria and Beverly Fryer of Butler; 19 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Sunrise Cemetery, Cynthiana.

Sandra J. Reynolds

Sandra J. Reynolds, 67, of Southgate, died Aug. 16, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Survivors include her daughter, Missy Reynolds; and sisters, Adaline Winkler, Sylvia Wells, Nannette Moran, Susan Nickel and Michelle Kappesser. Burial was at St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Fort Thomas.

Jerry T. Schnelle

Jerry T. Schnelle, 78, of Bellevue, died Aug. 16, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a salesperson with Highway Equipment of Sharonville, Ohio, and a member of the Bellevue Vets, where he served as past president and helped organize the Bellevue Vets Girls Volleyball program. He was a former councilman for the City of Bellevue and served on the Bellevue Urban Renewal Planning and Zoning board. He was a U.S. Navy Korean War veteran. His wife, Marilyn Schnelle, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Mary Duel Schnelle; daughters, Vicki Chance and Karen Turner, both of Bellevue; stepchildren, Sarah Herzog, Chief Petty Officer Barry J. Deckert and Staff Sgt. Thomas Deckert; brother, Andy Vann; sister, Emily Schofield; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Bellevue Vets Club, 24 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073.

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D. Dudley Schwartz Jr., 84, of Fort Thomas, died Aug. 17, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a graduate of Highlands High School and a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Survivors include his sister, Barbara Smith; niece, Anne Dudley Hays; nephews, James Bryan Smith III, Daniel Munford Smith and Thomas Jackson Smith; six greatnephews; and four great-nieces. Memorials: Carmel Manor, 100 Carmel Manor Road, Fort Thomas, KY 41075 or St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 3 Chalfonte Place, Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Dorothy E. Young

Dorothy E. Young, 93, of Bellevue, died Aug. 18, 2011, at St. Margaret Hall in Cincinnati. She was a clerk/typist with Manpower and Pogue’s department store. She was a member of the Bellevue-Dayton Senior Citizens. Her husband, Frank Young, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Woodward; sons, Michael Young and Don Young; four grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Paralyzed Veterans of America, 7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, NH 03086.


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