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Fireworks watchers have numerous options for viewing the WEBN/Cincinnati Bell Labor Day Fireworks Sunday, Sept. 6, from braving the crowds at Riverfest to enjoying the view from the top at Newport Central Catholic’s annual Family Fireworks Fest. The fireworks, which bring thousands of people to the banks of the Ohio River each year, are a Labor Day tradition for many. For more information on viewing the fireworks see inside. LIFE, B1


County planning action about KACo By Chris Mayhew

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Campbell County Fiscal Court Commissioner Ken Rechtin is pushing for the county to take a public action or stance in reference to two groups that service counties and cities in Kentucky. The Lexington Herald-Leader has published a series of stories about the spending of both the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) and the Kentucky League of Cities. Both KACo and the League of Cities are being investigated by State Auditor Crit Luallen. “The way KACo has been run, and the way the Kentucky League of Cities has been run, is pathetic,” Rechtin said. Rechtin said he thought it was telling that the taxpayer-funded entity like KACo did not disclose members of its executive board on its own Web site. In today’s age, transparency is an expectation of any entity that

The county and KACo The Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) primarily provides Campbell County Fiscal Court with insurance, legal service for legal cost claims, and workers’ compensation coverage, said Campbell County Fiscal Director Jim Seibert. The group also lobbies for state measures that can help the county and provides educational seminars for government officials. The county is spending $595,800 this year with KACo including $2,300 in dues, $343,600 for property and liability takes tax dollars, he said. “I think we need to do something,” Rechtin said. “I think we need to contemplate what is the appropriate response and do something.” Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery agreed that the Fiscal Court should look into what the appropriate response is after Rechtin, D-Newport, brought up the issue at the Aug. 19 meeting

insurance, and $249,900 in workers’ compensation insurance. There was especially a time before KACo that insurance was difficult to obtain for county governments, said Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine. KACo’s insurance policies with the county have been significantly lower than what the county has been able to find elsewhere in the market, Horine said. “We have benefited greatly from the ability to insure ourselves in this manner,” he said. in Newport. According to the HeraldLeader, KACo credit cards have been charged at least twice for an escort service, and that the county group’s top five officials spent almost $600,000 on travel, meals and other expenses in two years. The League of Cities was found to have spent about $300,000 on entertainment, travel and meals including a charge in 2006 at Las

Vegas strip club. KLC’s Executive Director Sylvia Lovely, announced Aug. 26 that she will step down, effective Jan. 1, 2010. The City of Fort Mitchell approved a resolution at the end of July asking the league’s spending be posted online for accountability’s sake and for the group’s board to follow any recommendations the state auditor makes. Commissioner Mark Hayden, R-Wilder, said at the Aug. 19 meeting that he thought the county should contemplate what the reaction should be so as to take a measured action. During the discussion, Commissioner Dave Otto, D-Fort Thomas, said nobody in the news media ever talks about people who did not abuse the system who are following the rules. County Administrator Robert Horine said the county needs to investigate what other counties are doing to respond to the situation.

Inside the lines

When art and photography teacher Brian Harmon wanted to teach his students about lines this year, he used a ball of string. Instead of having his students draw lines, Harmon forced them to think about intersecting lines by having a class of Art I students crisscross lines of purple and gold string across each other across the school’s outdoor courtyard to create a piece of Installation art that had to be viewed by walking around or through it. SCHOOLS, A7

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The Hope for Africa Children’s Choir performs at Johnson Elementary School Thursday, Aug. 27. The children, ages 5-11, travel the country doing performances to raise money for their school in Uganda.

Midway District streetscape under way By Amanda Joering Alley

For the past couple of months crews have been hard at work along South Fort Thomas Avenue. As part of the Midway Streetscape project, city employees and contractor workers are currently working to move, and in most cases bury, the utility lines

that run along the street. City Administrator Donald Martin said hiding the utility lines, like the city did in the Central Business District streetscape project, improves the appearance of the area. Once the lines are hidden, the next step of the $1.3 million first phase of the project is to begin the actual streetscape, Martin said,

which includes new sidewalks, benches and lighting fixtures. The entire first phase is scheduled to be complete before the end of the year, Martin said. “The goal is to improve the appearance of the area to attract more patrons to the businesses and make it a more viable district,” Martin said. When funding becomes avail-

able, which Martin said likely won’t occur for at least three years, the city hopes to continue with the second phase of the project, which would extend the streetscape down South Fort Thomas Avenue towards the Campbell County YMCA. While crews are working in the area, drivers should expect possible delays.

Volunteers make Alexandria fair happen By Chris Mayhew

The annual pageantry that is the Alexandria Fair & Horse Show doesn’t happen without countless volunteers who roll up their sleeves to pitch in. In addition to the fair board members, there are about 50 associate fair board members who volunteer their time, said Doug Carmack of Alexandria, president of the fair board. Without the volunteers, the fair couldn’t be as successful or as big an event as it is, Carmack said. Erin Lindsay of Fort Thomas

Fair time The 153rd Alexandria Fair & Horse Show is from Wednesday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 7. For information visit the Web site www. became an associate board member volunteer two years ago, and was helping level off a dirt hillside and spread hay over fresh grass seed. “It’s just fun giving back to the community and supporting the cause,” Lindsay said. Lindsay, a manager at the

National City Bank in Alexandria, said she also gets to know people, and that the fair is just a lot of fun. It is Campbell County’s fair, she said. Lee Whitehead of Wilder has been a volunteer for the fair for about seven years as an associate board member. Whitehead has designed the annual fair book and taken lots of pictures for the fair in recent years. But that’s not all he does. “I cut a lot of grass and do a little bit of everything,” he said. “I do whatever needs to be done. I enjoy it.” Byron Farley of Alexandria is

vice president of the fair board and has been coming to volunteer for 10 years. Having fun, fellowship, and getting to know people is what it’s all about, and it’s good for the community, Farley said. Farley spends lots of time on the phone since he’s in charge of organizing all the fair vendors, booth rentals and security. A good fair takes cooperation, he said. “It takes a lot of communication, and a lot of people willing to put their egos in their pockets and do what needs to be done,” Farley said.


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Church opens new garden to everyone By Chris Mayhew

St. Luke Lutheran Church in Cold Spring has created a memorial garden for the use of anyone in the community looking for a quiet spot to spend some time in reflection. The garden, behind the church, begins at an arched wrought-iron entry way over a brick walkway formed in a circle inside around rose bushes. Other bushes, flowers and trees help enclose the space that includes two sitting benches. “It’s kind of peaceful out here,� said Pastor Anne Pairan. The garden is simply a

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spot to pray and meditate, Pairan said. Lolita “Lou� Burke of Highland Heights was part of the group of congregation members who organized the creation of the garden. It’s a memorial garden for the community, and visitors need not be members of the church, Burke said. “Anyone can come and meditate and think about their loved ones,� she said. The idea for the garden started because some people who founded the church and worked to endow the building fund, including her husband Fred Burke, who died in 1997, never got to see the new church sanctuary, Burke said. The congregation moved


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Grant to help Fort Thomas police boost DUI enforcement in city and DUI enforcement is always one of our priorities,� Daly said. “Our goal is to get people Members of the Fort Thomas Police Department driving under the influence are hoping a recent grant of alcohol or drugs off the will make the city’s streets streets before they hurt someone.� even safer. The hope is to use the The department recently received a grant for money to dedicate about $13,325 from the Law five hours a week strictly to Enforcement Service Fee DUI enforcement, Daly said. The grant money will be Grant Program, out of the Justice and Public Safety used to watch state highways, which Cabinet. “This grant The department include U.S. 27, I-471, Igives us the recently received a 275 and opportunity to give much grant for $13,325 M e m o r i a l a r k w a y, more attention from the Law Pmainly on to putting an Enforcement Service w e e k e n d s extra person holidays, on the streets Fee Grant Program, and Daly said. to specifically out of the Justice In 2008, look at DUI Fort Thomas enforcement,� and Public Safety had 104 DUI Daly said. Cabinet. arrests, down With the from 124 in money from the grant, which the depart- 2007, and 143 in 2006. During the past decade, ment has a year to spend, they can pay for the over- DUI related crashes have time costs, mileage and made up almost 7 percent of court costs that are associat- crashes in the city. Daly said the department ed with DUI enforcement, received the grant several Daly said. “Every year we come out years ago and had success with new plans and goals, with it then. By Amanda Joering Alley


Lolita “Lou� Burke of Highland Heights is a member of a group of members of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Cold Spring who took the lead in planning the newly completed community memorial garden behind the church. into its new building at 4800 Alexandria Pike in May 2008 and sold its former home since the 1950s a couple miles to the north at 3917 Alexandria Pike, although the old building is still there. Raymond Palm, who died in 1997, and Fred Burke, both members of the church’s building committee before the move, are honored with engraved bricks in the garden’s walkway. “Unfortunately, they both didn’t get to see the final product, which is why we decided to make it a memorial garden,� Lolita said. The garden was created by Smith & Jolly Garden Store that’s south of Alexandria from a design drawn by Lolita’s daughter, Linda DeNalfi of Cold Spring. Bray-Arnsperger Excavating Inc. in Alexandria, where Lolita said her son-in-law works, assisted

Memorial bricks sale St. Luke Lutheran Church is still selling engraved bricks people can install with a personal message or memorial in the church’s new memorial garden. The garden is open to anyone from the community, as is the brick sale. For information call the church for an order form at 441-2848. the project by donating dirt fill and assisted with obtaining financing. The entire extended family pitched in to make the garden happen, she said. Lolita said she finds the garden especially peaceful in the twilight hours when the sun is dipping below the hills. “It’s very special for me and my daughter� Lolita said of the garden.

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Job fair just for veterans By Justin B. Duke

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America’s servants are getting a special chance to find a new job. Turfway Park will host the RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. The event is a career fair for military veterans with more than 20 different organizations looking for former servicemen and women. “We are bringing companies to the area that want to hire veterans,” said RecruitMilitary spokesperson


The Kentucky Symphony’s Newport Ragtime Band was featured Saturday Night at Devou Park with guest singers, Tangernika Wyatt and Deondra Means. The KSO ends their Summer Series Sept. 5, with the performance, “What is Hip?,” a salute to the horn bands of the 1970s.

Karen Galvin. Based in Loveland, Ohio, RecruitMilitary offers online job listings and career fairs for veterans across the country. Although they have fairs all over, this one is a special treat, Galvin said. “We love doing it in our hometown,” she said. The events are usually successful because companies look to hire veterans because they’ve proven their skills, integrity and responsibility by serving their country, Galvin said. “They are thrilled to have any kind of event where they can meet a big

group of veterans,” she said. Even in the recession, there are employers actively seeking veterans, Galvin said. “It’s encouraging to have these events across the country,” she said. Along with bringing in companies looking to hire, the fair will have several educational institutions on hand because many veterans are making use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill to go to school to prepare for a new career, Galvin said. For more information visit

Northern Kentucky leadership class announced The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce recently announced its 31st Leadership Northern Kentucky Class of 2010.

This year’s class has 44 participants who will experience a valuable and powerful program, develop leadership skills and knowledge

of regional issues. Individuals annually participate in the nine-month long program representing a cross section of the commu-

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The LNK Class of 2010: Maria Anderson, Holland Roofing Group; Tim Bankes, Libertas Technologies, LLC; Jennifer Belisle, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission; Rebecca Brode, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church; Steve Brunner, Ossege Combs & Mann, Ltd.; Chris Bryant, Northern Kentucky Water District; Cynde Clausen, Cynthia R. Clausen, Attorney at Law; Brian Cobb, Comair Inc.; Sarah Collins, Campbell County Fiscal Court; Dawn Denham, United Way Success By 6 Boone County; Kathryn Dumond, General Cable Corp.; Mariann Dunn, Madonna Manor; John Garvey, III, Freund, Freeze & Arnold, LPA; Erin Giles, Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, LLC; Dave Gronotte Jr., National City (now a part of PNC); Kateri Haskett, Pediatric Associates, PSC; Jacob Holbrook, Key Bank; Gina Holt, Kenton County Public Library; Jamie Holtzapfel, SD1; Bill Ingram, Forcht Bank; Kelley Jones, Boone County CASA and Fifth Third Bank; Sally Jordan, HealthPoint Family Care; Londa Knollman, Rosedale Manor; Jason Kuhlman, Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing; Chris McDaniel, McD Concrete Enterprises, LLC; Scott McGarvey, Sinkula Investment d.b.a. Wendy’s; Matt Olliges, Towne Properties; Lou Prabell, Park National Bank; Matt Rich, Katz, Teller, Brant & Hild; Kerri Richardson, VonLehman & Co. Inc.; Jenna Scholl, O’Hara, Ruberg, Taylor, Sloan & Sergent; Blair Schroeder, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; John Simkonis, Fifth Third Bank; Denny Sketch, Thomas More College; Mindy SnedekerKershner, United Way of Greater Cinicnnati-Northern Kentucky; Darren Spahr, Century Construction Inc.; Eric Steva, SHP Leading Design; Patrick Swift, Covington Police Department; Kristin Theobald, St. Elizabeth Healthcare; Tammy Trimble, Zalla Companies; Greg Tulley, City of Newport; Teri VonHandorf, Gateway Community and Technical College; Peter Weickgenannt, The Bank of Kentucky; Chuck Whitlock Sr., Duke Energy.

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Jail under budget despite state cuts By Chris Mayhew

The Campbell County Detention Center came in more than $290,000 under budget during the past year despite losing almost $500,000 in state funding. Jailer Greg Buckler said the jail lost an estimated $484,623 from the early release of 190 inmates by the state to help compensate

for the state’s budget shortfall. With that lost revenue, the jail’s budget would have greatly exceeded expectations, Buckler said. The state pays the jail a daily rate for housing felons after they are sentenced in court. But a combination of cost-saving measures and increase in revenues from other jail programs brought the jail’s expenses for the

fiscal year ending July 1, 2009, in at $7.958 million instead of the $8.248 million budgeted for the jail for the same period. “We use generic food brands, and we shop around for better prices as far as the daily essentials for the inmates,” he said. Those daily essentials include soap, detergent, uniforms, and towels. Cost savings on maintaining the

building are also constantly being sought, Buckler said. Jail revenues came in at 101 percent of expectations at $4.454 million, he said. Revenue sources besides the state’s daily prisoner per diem include money for housing federal inmates, booking fees, inmate telephone usage, a $20 per day fee misdemeanor offenders are required to pay for their stay in the jail, and revenues from the county’s Restricted Custody Center.

Currently, the jail costs the county the difference between the revenues and expenditures to subsidize, which is about $3.5 million, said Jim Seibert, the county’s fiscal director. Jail spending comprises about 34 percent of the county’s general fund when dedicated revenue streams from the senior tax and mental health tax are taken out, he said. One thing the jail’s budget doesn’t pay for are things

like cable television for prisoners, Buckler said. The money comes out of the prisoner’s canteen fund, he said. Whenever an inmate buys a bag of chips, candy bar, bottle of shampoo, toothpaste or other items at a jail markup price, the money goes into the canteen fund, Buckler said. The fund also pays for General Education Degree programs for inmates in the jail, he said.

Inmates’ work benefits community One revenue-generating program Campbell County Jailer Greg Buckler oversees is the community service work done by work-release inmates from the county’s Restricted Custody Center completed in 2005. The center turned a profit for the county from fees paid by the state of $427,000 this past year. “It reduces their time that they have to serve, so it costs us less, and it helps their mental health,” said Jim Seibert, fiscal director of the county about the program. “Hopefully it encourages them to get back into the workforce, because they feel better about themselves having accomplished something each day.”

About 95 inmates are out working under supervision during the summer months, and in the winter months the number drops to about 40 inmates per day, Buckler said. The inmates assist 39 different agencies and groups, which are required to be a nonprofit organization or government entity. The inmates can’t legally do work for religious programs or private individuals, Buckler said. Last year, the inmates picked up 3,000 trash bags along roads in the county, taking care of about 93 miles of roads including large portions of Ky. 8 from Dayton to Mentor and portions of U.S. 27. “We are the largest

contributor for the state’s AdoptA-Highway program in the county,” he said. Inmates have helped remodel buildings like the Newport Elks hall in Cold Spring and the Bellevue Vets, he said. Since 2005 the community service has saved the community an estimated $5.681 million using the federal minimum wage for a general laborer for this area that is now $10.15 per hour, he said. “We do a lot of hydrant painting for a lot of fire departments, and that saves the fire departments from having to do it, and we’ve done some painting for some of the city buildings and police departments,” Buckler said. By Chris Mayhew

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Silver earns gold for strong leadership “She is someone who has taken initiative, someone who is extremely thoughtful and is Silver always a sensitive, caring person to not just me, but to everyone she meets,” said Andy Tracy of VonLehman Technology, who met Silver through her affiliation with Leadership Northern Kentucky. “I can also speak personally on a work level, where Dale asserts herself as a leader and commands the respect of her co-workers.” Silver is business development director at VonLehman & Company. In addition to serving as a nonprofit board member and volunteer, she is a member of the executive committee of the Chamber and chair of Leadership Northern Kentucky Alumni. Silver chaired Leadership Northern Kentucky Class of 2002. For the 30th anniversary of Leadership, six graduates of the program are being honored as Leaders of Distinction. Besides Silver, honorees are Ted Bushelman, Robert Elliston, Chris Goddard, Michael Hammons and Bob Hoffer. They’ll be recognized during an anniversary celebration Sept. 12. Induction is at the Chamber’s annual dinner Sept. 29. For information, call the Chamber at 578-8800.

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Dale J. Silver is golden in leadership circles. Her long involvement with the multiple civic, philanthropic, business and service organizations has earned her recognition as one of Northern Kentucky’s Leaders of Distinction. “Dale is a quiet, thoughtful leader,” wrote Patricia Nagelkirk and Tracie D. Stacy, who jointly nominated Silver for the honor. “She is not one to seek the limelight or aspire to positions of power and influence. She only accepts such positions when the need is both great and unmet.” Such positions have been plentiful over the years, and Silver has stepped up time and time again. She’s opened her heart to the needs of children, animals, the homeless, and the abused. She has helped with the Fur Ball, a fund-raiser for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and chaired the Hoxworth Blood Center’s annual gala. She sorts and delivers toys for the Steinford Toy Foundation as well as auction items for the Family Nurturing Center’s annual art affair. She helped open the Cold Shelter, regularly cooks hot meals at the Parish Kitchen, and routinely pitches in on clean-up and recycling efforts for the East Price Hill Improvement Association. And she long has supported the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Northern Kentucky.


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Tanner Lawrence, a third-grade student, of Alexandria, kicks off for the Campbell County Youth Football League “Golden Knights” team during the first game on the league’s new field behind Crossroads Elementary School in Cold Spring Tuesday, Aug. 25. At left, wearing number 40 is Addison Coleman, a third-grade student, who later scored a two-point conversion after the Gold team scored the first touchdown in the field’s history.

Youth football kickin’ it at Crossroads By Chris Mayhew

Campbell County Youth Football League kicked off its first season on a new field Aug. 25 behind Crossroads Elementary School in Cold Spring where all of the youth teams can claim home-field advantage. The third- and fourth-grade students playing on the “Golden Knights” and the “Greyhounds” were the first teams to play on the field. The league is affiliated with Campbell County Schools. Brian Clos’ 9-year-old son, Tanner of Alexandria, scored the first touchdown in the history of the field, running it into the end zone. Having the new field is exciting for the children, Clos said. “They call it their own stadium,” he said. Previously, the league played its games on the field behind Campbell County Middle School.

The league, led by director Mike Bates, is planning improvements to the field including the construction of a concession stand and an elevated “crow’s nest” for announcing the games and lighting. To help pay for the improvements, the league is in the midst of its “Building Tomorrow’s Champions Today” campaign, featuring the sale of brick paving stones people can have engraved with personal messages. The engraved brick paving stones, being sold in several different sizes, will be used for a walkway starting at the grassy entrance to the field, said Randy Coleman, a league parent volunteer who is also pastor at Christ Baptist Church in Cold Spring. Coleman, who was selling bricks next to the admission booth, said the first wave of brick sales has raised more than $3,000 since Aug. 1. In preparation for this year the


Ben Brown, far right, 8, of Cold Spring, a third-grade student, picks up and returns a kick-off for the “Greyhounds” team during the first game on the Campbell County Youth Football League’s new field behind Crossroads Elementary School in Cold Spring Tuesday, Aug. 25.

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The Campbell County Youth Football League, affiliated with Campbell County Schools, has a new Web site www.campbellcounty The Web site features artist renditions of future plans for the field, and information and order forms for an engraved brick fundraising campaign. The bricks range in prices and sizes starting with a 4 x 8 inche engraved brick for a $45 donation.


Jared Bezold, left, 9, and a fourth-grade student of Grant’s Lick, gulps from a jug of water during a half-time player and coach meeting for the “Greyhounds” team during the first game on the Campbell County Youth Football League’s new field behind Crossroads Elementary School in Cold Spring Tuesday, Aug. 25. field’s grass has been tended and painted for football, and a seating area was installed by the league. “It looks fantastic, they’ve really put a lot of work into it,” said Norm Lyle of Alexandria, coach of the third- and fourth-grade Purple

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A display at Moyer Elementary school shows a handwritten letter from Lt. Sean Donelan, a soldier in Iraq who communicated with Jennie Kendall’s second-grade class last year through Skype, a free software application that allows users to make video calls over the Internet to anywhere in the world. The display also includes a flag Donelan sent the class that was flown on a combat mission.

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There are quite a few new faces at Southgate Elementary School this year. The school has a new principal, Kim Simpson, and enrollment is up 36 percent from last year. After the school’s principal resigned for personal reasons in July, the school went on a search for a replacement. After sorting through several applications, the school council chose Simpson. “I think they liked her ideas and enthusiasm for the school,” said Superintendent Jim Palm. “They felt she would be a good fit here.” Before coming to Southgate, Simpson taught elementary school students in Grant County for six years and at St. Joseph Academy in Walton for seven years. “Southgate is very similar to St. Joseph’s because it’s small and it’s a very close-knit community,” said Simpson, an Erlanger resident. Simpson said her main goal

“Panthers” team. In addition to the hard work put in by Bates, there are many people who donated their time and effort to make the field a reality, Lyle said. Lyle said the league needed its

own field because with the varsity, freshman, middle school and youth football teams playing on the same middle school football field, it took a beating. Lyle said his team couldn’t wait to take the field. “We actually came down here before it was opened up just to take a look,” he said. Lyle’s son Josh, 9, said he was glad to have the new field that the league can call home. “Very, very great,” Josh said. “I’m happy to have one.”


Southgate School’s new Principal Kim Simpson (left) poses for a picture in front of the school with Superintendent Jim Palm. during her first year is to deal with the increasing enrollment. “The school is suddenly growing so rapidly, which is good, but it’s a big change, and I want to make sure we deal with it successfully,” Simpson said. Southgate ended last school year with 156 students and started Thursday, Aug. 20 with 230. Due to the unexpected growth, the school council allocated funds to hire two more educational

assistants and one more kindergarten teacher. “Right now we have 34 in the kindergarten class right now, so we really need to get them split up,” Simpson said. Simpson’s future goal for the school is to keep increasing test scores. “Southgate is doing well right now, but I really want to see the school reach the top five in the state,” Simpson said.

For the last few months of school last year, Jennie Kendall’s second-grade class at Moyer Elementary learned about the war in Iraq and what it’s like overseas for American soldiers. But, instead of learning from a book, the students got to learn firsthand by communicating live through the Internet with Lt. Sean Donelan, a Moyer and Highlands High School graduate who is stationed in Iraq. To talk to Donelan, the class used Skype, a software application that allows users to communicate through live video to other users anywhere in the world. “Skype enables us to bring people into our classrooms from all over the world for free,” said Principal Jay Brewer. During their “skyping” with Donelan, which happened a few times a week for as long as 30 minutes, the students learned about his life in Iraq, his job and what his typical day includes, said

Kendall. “The students were very fascinated with the time difference, because while it was morning here, Sean would be getting ready to go to bed in Iraq,” Kendall said. “They were excited to be using such a powerful tool of technology.” Besides learning about Donelan, the experience also helped students with geography, understanding current events and writing through the letters they wrote him, Kendall said. “It was really cool that we actually got to talk to a real soldier in Iraq,” said student Emma Armstrong. Student Drew Cavacini said Donelan is a nice guy and he had fun talking to him. “I liked it when he told us about different stuff that was happening there, like when a missile hit his base,” Cavacini said. Brewer said they hoped to continue the conversations with Kendall’s class this year, but haven’t been able to connect with Donelan yet.


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School funding promotes health Southgate Girls on Track, $1,300 • Grant’s Lick Elementary: Wii Fitness for Grant’s Lick Elementary, $1,260 “Health and school performance are closely linked,” said Dr. Steven R. Katkowsky, district director of health. “Factors such as physical inactivity, violence and hunger all impact a child’s ability to perform academically. Local school leaders realize the need to address these health issues, and the Health Department is fortunate to be able to provide them with some financial support to do so.” To apply, schools must send at least two representatives to the Health Department’s annual REACH for Excellence in School Health conference, held each winter. Then, the schools submit applications for funding. Applications are reviewed by the Health Department staff, and programs are funded based on their demonstration of need and plan to use evidence-based

To promote school health programs, the Northern Kentucky Health Department annually provides funding to local schools to implement evidence-based health promotion and education programs. A total of $19,639.15 has been awarded to public and private schools in Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties for the 20092010 school year. The funding is provided through the REACH (Resources and Education to Achieve Coordinated school Health) coalition, which is coordinated by the Health Department. To receive funding, programs must focus on physical activity, nutrition, or social and emotional health. Schools receiving funning in Campbell County are: • Silver Grove School: REACH Incentive Funds Grant (Wii Gaming System), $1,219.90 • Southgate Schools: Southgate Girls on the Run, $1,300 • Southgate Schools:

health programs to improve the health and wellness of their students and/or staff. The REACH incentive fund process began in 2000. Since then, more than $164,000 of funding has been awarded to local schools. Many of the programs funded for the 2009-2010 school year promote physical activity for students. For example, “Girls on the Run,” funded at two schools, targets girls age 8 to 13 years old. The programs combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. “Steps to Respect,” funded at two schools, is a bullying prevention program that focuses on school policies and teaches students to recognize and report bullying behaviors. A complete list of schools, program names, type of program and amount funded can be found on the Health Department’s Web site,

KnowHow2Go college rally Sept. 26 The WIZ, free throw basketball, a Wii game system and more. It will also include tables with representatives from 20 regional schools to talk about their colleges, the application process, and financial assistance available. Additionally other educational services organizations will provide information. Partners for the KnowHow2Go College Rally are the YMCA Black & Hispanic Achievers Program, Strive, Project GRAD, Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, Gear Up, 101 The WIZ,

Throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, there are students with huge potential. And reaching that potential means giving them choices. Information and inspiration are all among the goals organizers have for the third annual KnowHow2Go College Rally on Fountain Square – Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The three-hour event will be packed with entertainment from area university dance teams and roaming mascots, high school bands, music from 101.1

and Media Bridges. It’s all part of a national grassroots initiative, KnowHow2Go, aimed at empowering teens to take action that will lead them on a path toward success. The goal is to encourage the pursuit of further education beyond high school. Locally, partners are working to spread the message of the importance of college and educate teens on the necessary steps to get there. For more information, contact Jesiah Brock at 513363-7609 or


Elks give back

The third-graders at St. Joseph School, Cold Spring, received a wonderful gift from the Newport Elks. Dictionaries were donated by the Elks to each of the students so that they would each have their own resource.

KCTCS fall enrollment up 11 percent KCTCS fall enrollment up 11 percent The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) announced an estimated record enrollment of more than 100,000 students for the 2009 fall semester, an 11.2 percent increase from fall 2008. This represents the third largest annual enrollment increase since the statewide system of 16 college and 67 campuses was formed in 1998, and the largest since 2001. “This increase in enrollment clearly shows KCTCS is providing Kentucky what it needs right now; real opportunity for individuals to transform their skills and knowledge in order to meet the workforce demands of today’s economy,” said KCTCS President Michael B. McCall. While final numbers will not be known until late fall,




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demic year, KCTCS eliminated programs, reduced the number of courses and services offered to students and reduced the number of faculty positions in order to absorb a $13.5 million reduction in state appropriations. KCTCS began the 200910 year with an additional $4.4 million cut to its budget. “KCTCS has experienced an eight percent reduction in state appropriations since 2007 and this enrollment increase is straining our already limited resources,” said McCall. “Kentucky’s economic recovery depends upon KCTCS’ ability to fulfill our unique role in higher education of providing the citizens of this state with the higher education access and opportunity they need to be successful in today’s global economy.”


When Northern Kentucky University announced two years ago that it was collaborating with the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) to allow NKU faculty, staff and students to ride all regular TANK bus routes and university shuttles for free, university officials hoped the program would save students and employees some money and have a positive impact on the environment. Two years into the pro-

gram, the university is estimating that it has saved students, faculty and staff as much as $3.75 million and the Northern Kentucky community more than 1,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent. And officials now hope that the program’s popularity will continue to increase, potentially reducing future expenditures on parking lots and garages on the Highland Heights campus. “Since July 2007 when we started the program, more than 380,000 rides have been

taken via the UPASS program,” said NKU Planning Coordinator Jane Goode. “While those individual rides vary widely, a broad estimate of that savings, based on 2007-09 federal mileage reimbursement rates, is over $3.75 million.” Goode noted that this doesn’t even take into account other savings, such as the elimination of the need to buy parking passes, or the positive impact the program has on traffic on and around the university’s campus.

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This week in soccer

• Newport Central Catholic High School girls shut out Scott, 8-0, thanks to a save by Madison Freeman, Aug. 24. Newport’s Kim Neises and Olivia Huber both scored three goals and Allie Lonneman scored two. • Campbell County High School girls defeated Simon Kenton High School girls 2-1, Aug. 24. Campbell’s Lynsey Lapre and Kaitlin Bryan both scored a goal, helping their team reach a 3-0 record for the season thus far. • Highlands High School boys defeated Bishop Brossart High School, 4-1, Aug. 25. Highlands advances to a 4-1 record with the win. Scoring for Highlands was J. Lewis with two and S. Lewis and Thomason both with one. • Newport Central Catholic High School boys defeated Holy Cross High School 4-1, Aug. 25, in the first round of the All-A Tournament. NCC advances 1-1-1 with the win. Scoring goals for NCC were Cole Little with three, and Austin Junniet and Joey Collopy with one each. • Campbell County girls defeated Dixie Heights High School in a 2-0 shutout, Aug. 26. Campbell goalkeeper Megan Rausch made 11 saves. Kaitlin Bryan and Amy Neltner each scored a goal. Campbell advances to 4-0 with the win. • Newport Central Catholic girls beat Oldham County in a 4-0 shutout, Aug. 26. Goals for NCC were scored by Allie Lonneman, Kim Neises, Olivia Huber and Aubrey Muench. NCC’s Madison Freeman had seven saves. NCC advances to 2-01 with the win. • Campbell County High School boys shut out Villa Madonna 3-0, Aug. 27. Goals were scored by Colton Tanner, Brady Kennedy and Alex Bernard. Campbell’s Cameron Malicoat had two saves. Campbell advances to 1-1 with the win. • Bishop Brossart High School boys defeated Newport Central Catholic 2-1, Aug. 27. Brossart’s goals were scored by David Braun and Dylan Dierig. Brossart advances to 4-1 with the win. • Campbell County boys beat Grant County 2-1, Aug. 29. • Campbell County girls’ game against West Jessamine ended in a 1-1 tie, Aug. 29. Anne Marie Dumaine scored Campbell’s goal. Campbell stays at 4-01 with the win. • Highlands High School boys beat Boone County High School 4-2, Aug. 27. Scoring for Highlands was S. Lewis with two and J. Lewis with two. Highlands advances to 5-1 with the win. • Highlands boys shut out Greenwood 2-0, Aug. 29. Highlands’ two goals were scored by Thomason. Highlands goalkeeper Etienne made 12 saves. Highlands advances to 6-1 with the win.

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Camels honor youth coach Woody Johnson

By James Weber

The Campbell County football team couldn’t quite win one for Woody. The Camels honored assistant coach Woody Johnson in a pregame ceremony Aug. 28 at their home field. Johnson, the father of Camel running back Austin Johnson, has been coaching in the Campbell County Red Devils youth football organization for 17 years. He’s been part of nine Pee Wee Super Bowl wins as a coach and one as a player. The 1978 CCHS graduate has made many of the welcome signs on streets in Alexandria in his day job as a stone and brick mason. Batting cancer in his salivary glands, Woody Johnson has been wearing a bandana around his neck, and many Camels fans had honorary bandanas of their own at the game. Dignitaries from all over came to give Woody awards before the game. He received proclamations from Alexandria mayor Dan McGinley, Campbell County Judge-Executive Steve Pendery and State Representative from District 68, Joe Fischer. Fischer presented a proclamation from Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, who also handed Woody the prestigious state honor of Kentucky Colonel. The game started with the Camels scoring on a 70-yard drive from the opening kickoff. Michael Kremer recorded key third-down conversion passes to Andrew Eshman and Joe Franzen, then found Matt Smith for a 10-yard gain on fourth-and-four from the 18. On the next play, Kremer connected with a wide-open TJ Jett for a 7-yard TD pass. Norwood came right back with a long kickoff return and scored shortly afterwards on a 13-yard run by Jeremy Scott.


Newport Central Catholic running back Chris Kelly runs with the ball as Simon Kenton’s Kenneth Lockard comes over for the tackle in the second quarter during NewCath’s 29-8 loss Aug. 29.


Corey Cox (11) celebrates his Hail Mary TD reception during Campbell County’s 30-20 loss to Norwood Aug. 28.

Norwood led 10-7 on a field goal with 10 seconds left in the half. Austin Johnson then returned the kickoff to the Norwood 44, with the clock stopping with just four-tenths of a second. After some scrambling around, Kremer launched a pass to junior Corey Cox, who was standing about the 5-yard line. A Norwood defender mistimed his jump, and Cox caught the ball and marched untouched into the endzone as the Camels erupted and went to him en masse. With the PAT, Campbell led 14-10 at the half. In the half, six Camels had a reception for either a first down or a touchdown. That momentum didn’t carry over into the second half, however. Scott continued to be a thorn in the side of the Camel defense. He scored on TD runs of 16 and 22 yards in the third quarter to give Norwood a 24-14 lead. He was part of a 260-yard ground attack by Norwood. After the second TD, Johnson returned the kickoff 94 yards for a score to make it 24-20. However, Scott scored again in the fourth period to clinch it. The Camels host another Cincinnati team this Friday, playing Roger Bacon at 7:30 p.m.


Campbell County running back Austin Johnson gains some yardage against Norwood Aug. 28.

Bellevue 40, Newport 24

The Tigers ruined the head coaching debut of Nick Rice, as Bellevue beat the Newport Wildcats 40-24. Both teams will play at home Friday, Sept. 4 on opposite sides of I471. Bellevue (1-1) hosts Holmes at 7 p.m., Newport plays Pendleton County at 7:30 p.m. Bellevue beat Newport for the third straight year. Bellevue rolled up nearly 300 yards on the ground, 190 by senior Ricky Buckler. He had four touchdowns and now has five for the season with 360 yards. Rodney Brock also had a TD run. D.J. Slater had 76 yards on the ground and a touchdown reception for Richard Wills, who had 101 yards in the air. Bellevue led 26-6 and recovered in the second half after Newport posted two quick scores in the final moments of the first half. Demitri Brown had a TD run and three touchdown passes for Newport. The TD strikes were to Sean Gross, Rob Washington and Michael Kroth. Newport had just 163 yards offense.

Highlands 37, Ryle 14

The Highlands football team is getting ready for a showdown of defending state champions this week. The Bluebirds, two-time Class 5A champs, take on Class 1A champ Beechwood 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 in Fort Mitchell. After temporarily being placed at the University of Cincinnati because of construction on the Beechwood campus, the game will kick off after all on Beechwood’s home field in Fort Mitchell. Beechwood, rebuilding after graduating a deep senior class from last year, is 0-1 after losing 47-7 to Dixie Heights last week. The Bluebirds are 2-0 after beating Ryle 37-14. The Bluebirds had trouble with Ryle standout running back Travis Elliott early, as he posted a TD run and more than 100 rushing yards in the first half. But Highlands’ own standout tailback Austin Collinsworth controlled the action in the end. He had 124 rushing yards and four touchdowns, including jaunts of 52 and


Camel junior Corey Cox cannot corral this pass from Michael Kremer in the first half of the Camels’ 3020 loss to Norwood Aug. 28. Cox would win a similar battle at the end of the first half, catching a 44-yard TD pass on a Hail Mary after time expired. 28 yards. He also had a key 25-yard punt return. Quarterback Will Bardo had a TD rush and contributed more than 200 yards of total offense. Highlands had 429 total yards in the game, 275 in the air and 154 throwing. Tyler Fennell had 33 yards on the ground and Jordan Streeter 61. John Drennen was the team’s top receiver with two catches for 61 yards. Colin Rosenhagen and David Hogue intercepted passes against Ryle. Brian Beck had a fumble recovery.

Simon Kenton 29, Newport Central Catholic, 8

NewCath looks for its first win after two losses, playing at Madison Central 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4. Madison, a 6A team, lost 41-17 to John Hardin last week. The Thoroughbreds will look to

rebound after a 29-8 loss to Simon Kenton Aug. 29. NCC had 156 yards offense. SK, last year’s Class 6A state runner-up, had 383 yards offense without major college prospect Miles Simpson, who had a mild ankle sprain. Chris Kelly scored NCC’s lone touchdown in the first half, but the Pioneers took advantage of NCC’s lack of depth down the stretch.

Taylor 15, Dayton 6

Dayton hosts Taylor from the Cincinnati West side 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4. Taylor edged Dayton’s Class 1A district rival 15-6 last week. Taylor gained 249 yards against the Ludlow defense and allowed 244. The Greendevils are looking for their first win after losing to Pendleton County 39-21 in their season opener Aug. 29.


Austin Collinsworth runs for a touchdown during the second quarter of Highlands’ game against Ryle.


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Scott Eaton leads NKU athletics into new era By James Weber

Dr. James Votruba wanted to place the Northern Kentucky University athletic department in hands that he trusted. That is why Votruba, NKU’s president, ultimately promoted Dr. Scott Eaton from within to replace Jane Meier as athletic director after she retired from her 21-year tenure at NKU. Eaton, who has served at NKU for 11 years, had been senior associate AD for administration. “I never had to worry about Scott compromising his integrity over athletics,� Votruba said. “He understands this university and what we’re trying to build.� Eaton had been on the

job for a month when NKU gave a public reception for him Aug. 27. The new AD gave a speech to the NKU community at the Bank of Kentucky Center. NKU’s new multi-million dollar arena served as an example of how the school has grown since he arrived in 1998. With a few self-deprecating comments such as whether he could get the same 21-year contract Meier had, Eaton praised her, the staff and athletes. He praised his family and four children as well, giving them each positions on a basketball team to illustrate how they have supported him. “It’s an outstanding opportunity,� Eaton said. “The people here have

Camel boys’’ cross country hits early stride By James Weber


New Northern Kentucky University Athletic Director Scott Eaton talks to supporters Aug. 27 in the Bank of Kentucky Center. blessed me with their support. It’s incredible, the progress we have made. The sky is the limit.� Eaton said continuing the current success of the programs is a major goal. All 13 teams qualified for NCAA postseason play last season. “The department has grown leaps and bounds since 1998, but the family atmosphere is still a big part of what we do,� he said. Another priority is finances and fundraising.

Eaton said reclassifying NKU to Division I from D-II is still a long-term goal. Short-term, there are projects such as the new soccer field on campus, which is expected to be ready for play by late October. Jan. 16, NKU plans to honor Meier with a bobblehead night at a basketball game. NKU’s men’s basketball game with Bellarmine Jan. 23 will be televised nationally by CBS College Sports.

BRIEFLY This week in golf

• Campbell County’s Brad Forman and Jake Ripberger both shot seven over 42 on the front nine at Highland Country Club, Aug. 24, helping their team beat Highlands High School, 180-185. • Newport Central Catholic’s Tierney shot a 7over 43 on the front nine at A.J. Jolly, Aug. 24. However the NCC ladies were defeated by Scott High School by one point, 249-250. • NewCath boys defeated Cooper 171-180, Aug. 25, at Hickory Sticks. NCC advances to 4-1 with the win. • Bishop Brossart golfer Abby Rubert shot 4 over par 39 on the front nine at Flagg Springs, Aug. 27, in a game against St. Henry and Scott. St. Henry came in first with 188 points; Scott was second with 219 and Brossart came in third with 221. • Bishop Brossart boys defeated Grant County 160165, Aug. 27, at A.J. Jolly. • Highlands golfer Evan Allen shot 7 over par 41 on the back nine at Devou Park, Aug. 26. However, Highlands was defeated by Covington Latin 184-198. • NewCath’s Jared Leick shot 2 over par 37 on the front nine at Kenton County, Aug. 26, helping his team beat Dixie Heights, 166-181.

This week in volleyball











• Bellevue girls defeated Silver Grove 25-22, 25-16, Aug. 24. • NewCath girls defeated Holy Cross High School 2522, 25-21, Aug. 26. • Campbell County girls beat Cooper 26-25, 25-22, Aug. 25. • Dayton beat Heritage 25-13, 25-16, Aug. 26. • Bellevue girls defeated Covington Latin 25-10, 25-11, Aug. 27. • Bishop Brossart girls defeated Nicholas County 25-13, 25-9, Aug. 27. • Campbell County defeated Highlands 25-22, 25-20, Aug. 27. • Bishop Brossart defeated Calvary Christian 25-18, 25-21, Aug. 29, in the final game of the 10th Region All “Aâ€? Classic. • Bellevue defeated Dayton 16-21, 21-14, 15-13, Aug. 29, at the Ninth Region All “Aâ€? Classic. Bellevue also defeated Heritage 21-8, 21-16, Aug. 29.

Cross country season is in full stride. Meets began Aug. 29 for local teams. The big local meet this weekend is the Ryle Invitational Saturday, Sept. 5. Here is information on local teams either submitted by head coaches or gleaned from season-opening meets. Several coaches did not submit information to the Recorder.

Bishop Brossart

The Mustangs started the 2009 season by winning the Holmes Licking River Run Aug. 29. Zach Holtkamp finished second, Andy Wolfer fourth, Jack Foster fifth and Adam Birkenhauer eighth. Barrett Kues, Brian Neltner and Matt Stover also started. Holtkamp was 13th at state last year in Class 1A.

Campbell County

The top returners are Robbie Scharold, Ben Rawe and Kyle Clark. Scharold is one of the top runners in the state, having won the 800 meters in track last May. Last year, he was 16th in the Class 3A state cross country meet. “Last year the boys’ team was plagued with injuries to some key runners, keeping them from qualifying for state. This year the team looks to move forward under the leadership of senior Robbie


Campbell County senior Robbie Scharold runs in a 2008 meet. Scharold and be a contender for one of the state qualifying slots,� said head coach Mike Bankemper.


Highlands finished fourth at Holmes Aug. 29 to start 2009. Keegan Kruse was 14th to lead the way, and Will Cave 19th. Travis Hilker, Brenton Giesey, Garrett Wehrle, Christian Heck and John Michael Griffith also started.

Campbell Co. girls’ teams run for finish By James Weber

Girls’ cross country are definitely not running in place this fall. Meets began Aug. 29 for local teams. The big local meet this weekend is the Ryle Invitational Saturday, Sept. 5. Here is information on local teams either submitted by head coaches or gleaned from season-opening meets. Several coaches did not submit information to the Recorder.


The Bluebirds began the 2009 season by winning the Holmes Licking River Run Aug. 29. Returning runners Paige Dauer, Kelsey Clark and Jenna Sapsford finished in spots 8-10. Erica Patterson, Laura Geiman, Jennifer Camm and Clare Healy also started. Dauer finished 28th at state in 2A to lead the team last year. The Bluebirds did not provide additional info to the Recorder.

Bishop Brossart

The Mustangs finished seventh to begin the 2009 season at the Holmes meet Aug. 29. Maddi Kues finished eighth to lead the way. Shelly Neiser, Jessica Bartlett, Abigail Kyle, Maggie Stump and Meghan McDonald also started.

Campbell County

Taylor Robinson, Faith Roaden and Sarah Rawe are the top runners for the Camels.


Highlands eighth-grader Paige Dauer runs in a 2008 meet. Robinson was regional runner-up in Class 3A last year and 26th at state. Head coach Mike Bankemper said a more experienced Camel team should place higher in the postseason this year.

Newport Central Catholic

The Thoroughbreds began 2009 by finishing sixth in the Holmes Licking River Run. Alex Schalk finished 12th and Amy Schwarber 14th. Mallory Niemer, Kristie Westcott, Emma Heil and Petina Strickley also started. Schalk is a state qualifier returning from last year. They did not provide additional info to the Recorder.

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Shining for others

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The Bluegrass Lady Diamonds, a girls AAU basketball organization in Northern Kentucky, show support at The Bethany House Services annual carnival. It was the Bluegrass Lady Diamonds annual civic project, where players are asked to give back to the community. The Bethany House, in Western Hills, serves as a shelter for the homeless, and their annual carnival is a special event for the families living there. More than 60 adults and children volunteer to support the carnival. In front are Christy Ware, Southgate; Kacy Zimmerman, Cold Spring; Jenny Zimmerman, Cold Spring; Hannah Daunt, Southgate; McKenzie Messmer, Southgate; Jamie Lohr, Alexandria; Loren Zimmerman, Cold Spring; Mogan Martini, Fort Thomas; Kennedy McDermott, Cold Spring; Sarah Neace, Wilder; Shelley Daunt, Southgate; Sarah Forman, Fort Thomas; Jeff Ware, Cold Spring. In second row are Andy Zimmerman, Cold Spring; Rob Lohr, Alexandria; Tom Messmer, Southgate; Sean McDermott, Cold Spring; Kyle Talon, Alexandria; Brennan Daunt, Southgate; Michelle McDermott, Southgate; Colin Ware, Cold Spring; Tammy Neace, Wilder.

All-Star winners

Warriors win in Lexington

The Northern Kentucky Warriors Lacrosse Club celebrates winning the Lexington Bluegrass division title. From left: Back, Grant Kuether, Jeff Molony, Adam Ditzel, Will Henry, Adam Clary and Coach Tom McKee; middle, Zach Stegman, Nick Stutler, Caleb Hatfield, Shae McKee, Cole Restle, Tom Burns and Adam Villari; front, David Banta, Corey Craig, Zack Tobler, Kevin Boerger and Tyler O'Connell. The team beat Lexington Catholic, the top-seeded Beaumont School and Sayre School to take the title.



The Fort Thomas Junior Baseball League All-Stars team celebrates winning the 2009 league title and the tournament championship. In front are Luke Wormald, Brett Marzano, Thomas Wood and Ian Heithaus. In middle are Noah Kremer-Stegman, Zachary Skaggs, Austin Horner, Nick Haller and Will Backscheider. In back are Coach John Backscheider, Oscar Heithaus, Michael Long, Brandon Bradford and Collin Owens.

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2009 Fall Learn to Play Fall Baseball season. The season starts September 12th with its first practice and concludes October 31. A parent meeting is to be held at the time of the first practice. Individual, group and team registrations will be accepted. Registration form may be downloaded from or picked up at one of the Community Registration dates held at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Florence.


The league uses age to group children into playing divisions. The age of a child on April 30, 2010 (yes, 2010) determines the players league age. The divisions include Tee Ball (ages 3 & 4); Rookie Machine Pitch (ages 4-6) and Machine Pitch (ages 6-8). The league reserves the right to modify player assignments based on the skill level of the child.


The first practice is set for September 12th. Games start September 19th. Practices are conducted during the week and games are played on Saturday. A minimum of six games are offered. Volunteer Coach and parent involvement is encouraged.


The cost of participating in this league is $75. Players receive a full uniform (hat, shirt, pants and socks) as part of their fee. Insurance is provided in the league participation fee. Uniforms are passed out prior to the first game (September 19th).


KABA & the Learn to Play Academy will sponsor a number of trainings this year for its coaches and players. Each Coach in the league holds Cal Ripken Coaches Certification.


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Award Winning Mayhem Mansion at the Lakes Rated 7.5 on 10 Pt. Scale SCARE FACTOR $12 Admission Open 7 p.m. to 12 midnight Friday & Saturday September 25th - November 7th. The Main House takes on a life of its own with a focus of scaring anyone willing to take the tour. Rated one of the best “scare locations” in the area. Scariest Room & Scariest Back Story by City Blood & HOD (City Beat). It’s hardcore traditional haunting at its best! Tours last 25-30 minutes. TERROR ON THE LAKES WALKING TRAIL & MORE! This natural setting walking trail becomes a scary adventure when the sun goes down. The walking trail is included in the price of admission to either the Scarecrow Pumpkin Fest or Mayhem Mansion at the Lakes.

Scarecrow Pumpkin Fest Saturday & Sunday 9am to 8pm Kid Friendly 12 & Under $3 Admission Fee September 26th - November 1st - $3 Admission • Children’s Hay Maze • Scarecrow Mascot • Pumpkin Patch • Face Painting • Concession Stands • Hot Chocolate & Candy For Sale • Pumpkins For Sale • Pumpkin Design Station - Draw a Design on your Pumpkin & Carve at Home or Paint on Site! Halloween Garden Train Exhibit ~ Designed by Paul Busse. Is appropriate for all ages. Admission Price 13966 DeCoursey Pike is included with Entry to the Scarecrow Pumpkin Fest. at Kenton Lakes &

**This Project benefits the Kentucky Amateur Baseball Association and the local Shop with a Cop Program.



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September 3, 2009








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‘Charity First’

The Bishop Brossart Wrestling team was happy to be the first organization to participate in the county’s new “Trash 4 Cash” program. Looking for ways to support the new high school sport, I liked the idea of an activity that would serve as a way to carry out the school’s motto, “Charity First,” while working toward our goal of a new wrestling mat. The team met at a central location where equipment was issued and all were briefed on the guidelines and safety tips. Armed with gloves, vests and grabbers, we carpooled a short distance to work in small groups along the roadway. In less time than originally thought, we finished the project excited to see an improvement in the area where many of us live.

Most of the litter was the typical bottles, cans and wrappers, however, there were a few entertaining finds. For the person named Earl who’s been looking for his bowling ball, you can quit looking, we found it. Naturally, the group initially had reservations about collecting litter, but the day ended with a feeling that we were not only representatives of Bishop Brossart Wrestling, we also represented our community, Campbell County, as we worked together to make our area a better place to live. Alice See Koehler Road California

Trash for Cash

We are a group made up of

devoted parents of 11-and-12year-old girls. Our girls are on a very competitive soccer team that travels for tournaments. We did this project to help pay for some of our team expenses. We had great weather and a beautiful walk along Pond Creek Road in rural Campbell County. Everyone enjoyed the experience from this project. Many of the girls commented on how people could just toss things out of the window of their car and expect others to clean up their mess. Others thought that litter fines should keep people from doing this. A lot of our route was residential and several of the residents thanked us for helping keep their road clean.

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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Community Recorder. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: Fax: 283-7285. U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Community Recorder may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. On our route we picked up beer bottles in abundance that went hand in hand with the amount of cigarette boxes. We also found animal bones that made the young ones a bit sad. Old bottles and pop cans were a constant fine. In all we enjoyed helping keep

a very small part of Campbell County clean. We would definitely help again keep Campbell County Beautiful. Lorri Kim Wish Road California

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

Do you think allowing casino gambling would hurt charitable events and fundraisers such as Monte Carlo nights and church festivals? “I’m not a gambler and am definitely not in favor of casinos in our area, but I really don’t believe, even if they are approved, that casinos will have an impact on small venues that include gambling. I suspect that people believe in and support their local charities and will continue in that effort. There is a personal camaraderie and community spirit that these events provide over and above the gambling component. L.D. “I don’t think casino gambling will hurt church festivals and charitable events, as these are limited events and draw their own patrons who are loyal to the organization or cause, but I do think casino gambling will do widespread and serious harm to our society. Casino gambling does not benignly create wealth or profit; it takes money from those who are often least able to afford it. Gambling addiction is real, and on the rise – a problem that brings untold misery to families affected by it. I am firmly opposed to casinos and slot machines at racetracks and other venues.” J.B. “The casinos in Indiana are 2030 minutes away from the Cincinnati area. They are not affecting local charitable events and fundraisers here or there. “Those casinos bring in large tax revenues to Indiana and their local communities. Ohio could be reaping those same tax revenues and helping itself out of the tax shortfall it currently has. “The guess here is Cincinnati will have the tax drain of two stadiums while Kentucky joins Indiana with enhanced gaming capabilities. So then even MORE Ohioans can spend their money in adjoining states. Go figure!!!” T.D.T. “One only has to look at what gambling not even in Ohio has done to Church bingos, ask any of them they are really hurting. With only so much free money a family has for entertainment one night at a casino can use that all up. A year or so ago it seemed like every week you saw several ads at churches for Texas Hold ‘em, not so here lately.” L.S. “Yes … Yes … Yes.”


“Nobody knows if casinos will

Next question What do you think is the enduring legacy of Ted Kennedy? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. hurt charitable events because nobody knows who to believe. Casino opponents say because the proposed constitutional amendment expressly allows bingo, lottery games and horse-race betting, any other form of gambling in Ohio would automatically be banned if Ohio voters approve Issue 3. On the other side you have former Cincinnati Mayor Charlie Luken (the new poster boy for allowing casinos) saying that casinos in Ohio will not restrict charitable gambling, including church festivals. So how do we answer this question without knowing what is true and what is false? “Let’s say that church festivals and Las Vegas nights can still have gambling if Issue 3 passes. If that’s the case, then no, they will not suffer at all. These events only occur a few times a year, and only a handful of people go to church festivals with the sole purpose of gambling. Those people will continue to stay local and play at the festivals. “But if Issue 3 does in fact make charitable gambling illegal, then yes, churches and other fundraising groups will suffer big time. An analysis by The Enquirer last month found that summer Roman Catholic parish festivals generate $12 million in revenue in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. That number will greatly reduce if they are unable to operate casino games. So there is no right or wrong answer to this question because we don’t know how to answer it. “I for one hope Issue 3 passes and churches can keep their gambling. But if they can’t I’m OK with that too. I only gamble a few times a year. But I would like the option of going whenever I want and not having to wait for summer festivals. And I would like to do this without having to spend my money in Indiana. The Catholic church is the richest most powerful business in the world. They will find a way to survive.” T.Z. “Most people attend church bingo, Monte Carlo nights and church festivals for social reasons. These events are local and gambling is secondary. People who want to gamble in casinos want to gamble, not socialize and they are willing to travel a distance to do it. I believe the effect will be small.” F.D.

NCC open house

Classmates from the class of 1962, Jack Snodgrass, Chuck Faust, and Bill Theis gather for a picture after the Aug. 17 Mass and consecration of the new Chapel at Newport Central Catholic.

Children at risk for swine flu If there’s one thing that school children are good at, it’s spreading germs. They rub their eyes and noses. They stick things in their mouths. They cough or sneeze on a pencil and then hand it to their classmate to borrow. So it’s not a surprise that the new swine flu virus (H1N1) is able to spread in schools. On top of that, the virus appears to be affecting young people more, with the largest number of cases being reported in people age 5 to 24 years old-school children. With schools back in session in Northern Kentucky, the Health Department is working with local educators to provide information about the swine flu. We hope to educate students, parents and school staff on how to prevent the flu-both swine and seasonal-this fall. Children should learn about hand hygiene, a fancy term for keeping your hands clean. It’s important to scrub hands vigorously for 20 seconds with soap and warm water. Use a disposable paper towel to turn off the faucet and then another towel to dry your hands. School staff should make an extra effort to clean the school facilities. Disinfecting door knobs,

desks and other common surfaces can help stop the spread of the flu virus. The most important thing, however, is for children who are Steven R. ill to be kept away Katkowsky, from others. must M.D. School enforce their illCommunity ness policies. Recorder When a student guest who is already at shows columnist school signs of fever or other infection, he or she should be separated immediately from other students and sent home as soon as possible. One reaction to cases of swine flu in a school is to shut the entire school down, which happened in many areas when the swine flu emerged last spring. This is a decision that must be weighed carefully, balancing the public health concerns about disease transmission with the disruption that a school closure can cause. For example, parents who work would have to find alternate forms of child care if a school is closed. Child care centers would not be an option, as the reason for

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closing schools is to separate children-not displace the school-aged children and put them in a child care center instead. Kentucky law states that the decision to close a school is up to the superintendent. The Health Department will provide health advice to school officials on the specifics of each situation, but the decision will be theirs. Parents also play an important role. They should make plans for child care at home for a minimum of five school days if their child gets sick or their school is dismissed. Parents can also monitor their children for signs and symptoms of flu, and have supplies on hand to care for ill children. If members of the family are eligible for the swine flu vaccine and it is available, parents can make the effort to get their children vaccinated. Seasonal flu vaccination is also important. The swine flu is unfortunately here to stay. But, we have knowledge and tools to outsmart this flu virus. Let’s combine the efforts of parents, educators and public health to protect our school children this fall. Steven R. Katkowsky is the District Director of Health for the Northern Kentucky Health Department.



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People gather at Newport Central Catholic’s Annual Family Fireworks Fest to watch the WEBN/Cincinnati Bell Labor Day Fireworks. PROVIDED.

Jenny Yee Greber (right) director of volunteers for the Newport Aquarium's WAVE Foundation, shows off an Outstanding Volunteer Manager Award she received after being nominated by one of her volunteers, Karen Duckat (left).

Newport Aquarium director of volunteers wins Governors Award For 10 years, Jenny Yee Greber has worked at the Newport Aquarium as the WAVE Foundation’s Director of Volunteers. Greber’s success and dedication recently led to her winning the 2008 Kentucky Governors Outstanding Director of Volunteers Award. “If you’ve visited the aquarium, you might not be aware of the integral part that the... volunteers play in the daily operations,” said Susan Bushey, president of the CAVA, an organization that serves volunteer directors, managers and coordinators. “Jenny is responsible for everything from intensive

volunteer training to the varied scheduling needs of the aquarium operation.” Greber said she has fun doing her job and likes matching volunteers’ skills with the different jobs. Greber said winning the award was great, partly because it helps people realize that volunteer directors aren’t just volunteers themselves and that it is a professional management position. “It is a wonderful opportunity to allow the community to be part of something that is really awesome,” Greber said. “It’s exciting to see that so many people want to give back to the community and learn about the aquarium.”


Create your own comic

Become a comic book hero during Comics2Games weekly class, “How to Create Comics,” this Sunday, Sept. 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. T h e class will teach you the basics of comic b o o k d e s i g n including script, layout, character creation, penciling and more. Comics2Games is located off U.S. 42 in Florence. For more information, call 647-7568.

Rubber Duck Regatta

Buy a rubber duck and have it join more than 85,000 rubber duckies in a race to benefit the Freestore Foodbank during the 15th annual Rubber Duck Regatta in Newport Sunday, Sept. 6. Ducks can be purchased for $5 each or “buy 5 and get 1 free” for $25. The winning duck holder


Patrons have slew of options for watching the fireworks By Amanda Joering Alley When people in Campbell County think of Labor Day, one thought stands out above the rest for many of them, the WEBN/Cincinnati Bell Labor Day Fireworks. The fireworks, which bring thousands of people to the banks of the Ohio River each year, are a Labor Day tradition for many. Fireworks watchers have numerous options for viewing the show Sunday, Sept. 6, from braving the crowds at Riverfest to enjoying the view from the top at Newport Central Catholic’s annual Family Fireworks Fest. While Newport on the Levee closes to the public at 6 p.m. the day of the fireworks, dinner at one of its many restaurants can be a great start to a fun-filled evening, said Ellen Prows, general manager of the Levee.

The 2007 WEBN/Cincinnati Bell Labor Day Fireworks. “The Levee’s riverfront park area has the perfect vantage point for enjoying the fireworks display,” Prows said. For those who wish to avoid the crowds along the river, NCC offers a more laid-back family-friendly option at their Family Fire-


works Festival. The festival includes games, live entertainment, family activities, food and drinks. “It is a very familyfriendly place to watch the fireworks and it is affordable,” said Mary Ciafardini, assistant development

director at NCC. “We feel like we have the best view too.” Along with the festival, NCC is also renting out three classrooms as private suites for up to 30 people for the event. For more information about what NCC has to offer, call Mary Ciafardini at 2920001. Along Riverboat Row in Newport, patrons can spend the day at Riverfest from noon to 10 p.m. and enjoy food, drinks and entertainment until the “big bang” at 9:05 p.m. Queen City Riverboats and BB Riverboats are also offering a variety of dinner and fireworks viewing cruises for those who want to get a little closer to the action. Visit www.bbriverboats. com and for more information and to make reservations.

Chef, director team up for KSO will receive 2010 Honda Insight Hybrid. The race begins when the ducks are dropped from the Purple People Bridge into the Ohio River. From there, the ducks swim a quarter mile along the Serpentine Wall. For more information, visit or call 513-929-3825.

Dirty Rotten Musical

The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington presents its musical, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” which is based off the 1988 film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. The musical will run through Sept. 20. For more information, call 957-1940.

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The two best-known J.R.s in town – chef JeanRobert de Cavel and music director James R. Cassidy – have teamed up for a fundraiser for the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. “An Evening with the JR’s, A Duel of Culinary and Musical Delights” will be on Sunday, Oct. 4. “Anything that I can do for the Kentucky Symphony; I love going to the concerts,” said Jean-Robert. The evening will include a five-course gourmet menu and wine pairing composed and prepared by Chef JeanRobert with the area’s greatest views from the Radisson Riverview 360. To further add to the ambience, the KSO’s Flood Wall Jazz Quintet will perform throughout the evening. Cocktails will be at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Deadline for reservations is Wednesday, Sept. 30. Reservations may be made by phone at 859431-6216 or online at


Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel and Kentucky Symphony Orchestra director James R. Cassidy team up for a KSO fundraiser. Seating is very limited. Tickets are $175 per person; $1,500 for an exclusive table of eight. Valet parking is included in the ticket price. The Radisson Riverview 360

restaurant is located on Fifth Street in Covington. The KSO reaches 35,00 people annually with attractive, accessible, and affordable programs in parks, schools, and concert halls throughout the Northern

Kentucky area. This event is a benefit for the KSO sponsored by the Radisson Riverview 360, the only revolving restaurant in the Mid-West. Wine is provided by Cutting Edge Selections.


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In The Dark, noon-9 p.m. Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Riverwalk Level. Five walk-through interactive areas, which include: The Darkness of Night, Darkness Within the Soil, Darkness Deep Within Caves, Darkness of the Deep Sea and Darkness and Humans. All ages. $8, $7 ages 60 and ages 13 and up, $6 ages 2-12 and military. Presented by Cincinnati Museum Center. 859291-0550. Newport.


Dinners on the Bridge, 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Purple People Bridge, Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati and Third Street, Newport, Bars, tables, grills, stages, food and entertainment under tents. Percentage of sales benefits Bridge for a Cause charities. Presented by Bridge for a Cause. 859-491-8000; Newport.


Tri-State Photographic Society, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service, 3500 Alexandria Pike, Club meetings include programs, photo competition, social contact, and networking on photography. Presented by Tri-State Photographic Society. 859-635-2228. Highland Heights. Strategy Game Night, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Comics2Games, 8470 U.S. 42, Play everything from Warhammer 40k to Munchkin. Non-competitive night for all ages. Family friendly. $5. 859-647-7568. Florence.


Boomers Dance Club, 8 p.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Dance music of 70s90s. Ages 30 and up. $12, $10 members. Presented by Boomers’ Dance Club. 859291-0227. Fort Wright.


Campbell County Farmers’ MarketAlexandria, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Southern Lanes Sports Center, 7634 Alexandria Pike, Parking lot. Includes produce, plants, flowers, jams, jellies, honey and arts and crafts. Presented by Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. 859-572-2600. Alexandria.


Alexandria Fair & Horse Show, 6 p.m.11 p.m. Cattle show, karaoke, hat contest and horse show. Alexandria Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Lane, Rides, livestock shows, pageants and horse show. All ages. $7 ages 3 and up. Through Sept. 7. 859-635-2667. Alexandria. St. Bernard Homecoming Festival, 5 p.m.11 p.m. Gil Lynn Park, Third Street and Greendevil Lane, Food, raffles and entertainment. Free. Presented by St. Bernard Church. Through Sept. 5. 859-261-8506. Dayton, Ky.


Fish Fry, 4:45 p.m.-8 p.m. Newport Elks Lodge, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Fish, steak, shrimp, cheeseburger, chicken nuggets and sides. Dinners and sandwiches. Carryout available 4:45-8 p.m. Benefits Newport Elks Lodge #273. $2.25-$7.75, 25 cents carryout. 859-441-1273. Cold Spring.


Turfway Turns 50: Photographs and Memorabilia, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Recall Turfway’s first 50 years through exhibits. Also on exhibit at Boone County Main Library through Sept. 25. Free with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Polvo, 9:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. Indie noise rock band from North Carolina. $14, $12 advance. 859431-2201; Newport.


Jim Norton, 8 p.m. $22. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, New Jersey native comedian. Ages 21 and up. Through Sept. 5. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Oscar Mandagaran and Georgina Vargas Tango Concert, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Broadway dancers. Social dancing between shows. Bring your own wine. Cash buffet. $20. Registration required. 513-252-6647. Covington.


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Musical comedy based on 1988 film. $25, $20 members, $18 students. Through Sept. 20. 859-957-1940. Covington. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 5


Jellyfish Gallery, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission; $20, $13 ages 2-12. 859-261-7444; Newport.


Dinners on the Bridge, 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Purple People Bridge, 859-491-8000; Newport.


Campbell County Farmers’ MarketNewport, 9 a.m.-noon, Historic Newport Business District, Monmouth Street, At 7th and Monmouth streets. Includes produce, plants, flowers, jams, jellies, honey and arts and crafts. 859-572-2600. Newport.


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Skateboard Lessons, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Ollie’s Skatepark, 8171 Dixie Hwy. Equipment rentals available. Free skating after lessons. $20. 859-525-9505; Florence.


Gangsters, Gamblers and Girls: Newport Historical Walking Tour, 11 a.m. Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St. Meet at Newport Syndicate. Visit sites where Newport gained its reputation as America’s first Sin City. Tour lasts 90 minutes. $15. Reservations recommended. 888-269-9439; Newport. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 6


How to Create Comics, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Weekly through Oct. 18. Comics2Games, 8470 U.S. 42, The Art Bar. Ages 12 and up. Learn basics of comic book design including script, layout, character creation, penciling and more. Includes $10 gift card and professional comic book grade paper. Includes gallery showing at conclusion. $99. Registration required. 859-647-7568. Florence.


In The Dark, noon-6 p.m. Newport on the Levee, $8, $7 ages 60 and ages 13 and up, $6 ages 2-12 and military. 859-291-0550. Newport. Jellyfish Gallery, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission; $20, $13 ages 2-12. 859-261-7444; Newport.

Alexandria Fair & Horse Show, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Hog show, baby pageant, sheep show, karaoke and horse show. Alexandria Fairgrounds, $7 ages 3 and up. 859-635-2667. Alexandria. St. Bernard Homecoming Festival, 5 p.m.11 p.m. Gil Lynn Park, Free. 859-261-8506. Dayton, Ky.


Artist in Residence, 9 p.m. With Lisa And Chuck of Wussy. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Lounge. Ages 21 and up. 859-4312201. Newport.


Muldoon with the Blue Moon, 9 p.m. Blue Stars Cafe, 529 Overton St. 859-360-2331; Newport.


The Gamut, 8 p.m.-midnight, Manhattan Harbour, 1301 Fourth Ave. 859-261-7800. Dayton, Ky.


The Groove, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, 859-291-0550. Newport.


Jim Norton, 7:30 p.m. $22. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 859-957-2000; Newport.


Best of Shadowbox, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $30, $20 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 859-9577625; Newport. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $25, $20 members, $18 students. 859-957-1940. Covington.

Frog Bog, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $20, $13 ages 212. 859-261-7444. Newport.


Alexandria Fair & Horse Show, noon-11 p.m. Horse show, dog show and hula hoop contest. Alexandria Fairgrounds, $7 ages 3 and up. 859-635-2667. Alexandria.


Labor Day Extravaganza, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Whole House. With Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band. Ages 18 and up. $15, $10 advance. Presented by Stop AIDS. 859-431-2201. Newport. Bethany House Fireworks Party, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Fireworks display 9:05 p.m. Metropolitan Club, 50 E. RiverCenter Blvd. Open bar, hors d’oeuvres, euchre tournament, Monte Carlo games and auction. Reception stations 6:30 p.m. Dessert and coffee stations 8:30 p.m. Program 9:35 p.m. Raffle and silent auction 10:15 p.m. $250. Reservations required. 513-921-1131, ext. 105; Covington. Aubrey Rose WEBN Fireworks Spectacular, 4 p.m.-10 p.m. BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Belle of Cincinnati. Private party room. Includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert, beer, wine and fireworks viewing. WEBN broadcasts from this location. Boat doesn’t leave dockside. Benefits Aubrey Rose Foundation. $175. Reservations required, available online. Presented by Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp Children’s Trust Foundation. 513-265-5801; Newport.


There are many activities on the Kentucky side of the river this Labor Day weekend, including Riverfest from noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, at Festival Park Newport, Riverboat Row. It is a family-friendly celebration with food, music and entertainment. Call 912-2509. That night, view the WEBN fireworks. They begin at 9:05 p.m. For more information, visit Labor Day Fireworks Party, 6 p.m.-midnight, Riverview 360, 175 Fifth St. Includes WEBN fireworks, one hour open bar, hors d’oeuvres, raw bar, salad and stationed buffet. Cash bar available following dinner with entertainment. $250 per couple, includes tax and gratuity. Reservations required. 859-491-5300. Covington. Dinner and Labor Day Fireworks Viewing Cruise, 6 p.m. Queen City Riverboats Cruises, 303 Dodd Drive, Board at Queen City Landing beginning 5:30 p.m. Menu on web site. Cash bar. Returns to Queen City Landing after fireworks. $99.99. Reservations required. 859-292-8687; Dayton, Ky. Labor Day Fireworks Viewing and Party, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Devou Park, 1344 Audubon Road, Drees Pavilion. Includes transportation with shuttles from and back to your vehicle, food, beer, wine, soft drinks, cornhole, music, children’s activities and silent auction. Benefits Behringer-Crawford Museum. $95, $25 children under age 12; additional packages prices available. Registration required. Presented by Behringer-Crawford Museum. 859-491-4003; Covington. Labor Day Fireworks Viewing Cruise, 6 p.m. Queen City Riverboats Cruises, 303 Dodd Drive, Board at Queen City Landing beginning 5:30 p.m. Cash bar. Hamburgers and hot dogs available. Returns to Queen City Landing after fireworks. $59.99. Reservations required. 859-292-8687; Dayton, Ky.


Ricky Nye, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. With Crazy Joe Tritschler. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Junie’s Lounge. Ages 21 and up. 859-4312201. Newport.


Rubber Duck Regatta, 3 p.m. Purple People Bridge, Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati and Third Street, Newport, As many as 100,000 ducks race along Serpentine Wall for prizes. Benefits FreestoreFoodbank. $100 for 24; $50 for 12; $25 for 6; $5 per duck. Advance purchase required. Presented by FreestoreFoodbank. 513-929-3825; Newport. Works for Kids Fundraiser, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Includes access to aquarium, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, gourmet buffet, music, silent auction and viewing of fireworks. Benefits Children Inc. $100. Reservations required. Presented by Children Inc. Through Sept. 6. 859-392-2846; Newport.

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Line Dancing, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co. 859-727-0904. Fort Wright.


Vandaveer, 9:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Parlour. With Daniel Martin Moore, Margaret Darling. $8 ages 18-20, $5 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201. Newport.


Texas Hold’em Tournaments, 9 p.m. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St. Players gather in tables of eight for the five-card game. Prizes from local beer and liquor distributors available for winners. Final game held at end of an eight week period. Winner of final game receives $500. Ages 21 and up. 859-491-6659. Covington. W E D N E S D A Y, S E P T . 9


Earth Mother Market, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Stables Building, 1038 S. Fort Thomas Ave. “Certified Organic” or “Certified Naturally Grown” growers. Includes produce, eggs and meat, value added products, flowers and soap. Rain or shine. Family friendly. Presented by Fort Thomas Renaissance. 859-572-1225; Fort Thomas.


Artist in Residence, 9 p.m. With The Newbees and The Rubber Knife Gang. Southgate House, 859-431-2201. Newport. Cory Moore, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. KJ’s Pub, 2379 Buttermilk Crossing, 859-344-1413. Crescent Springs. T H U R S D A Y, S E P T . 1 0


Jellyfish Gallery, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission; $20, $13 ages 2-12. 859-261-7444; Newport. Frog Bog, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $20, $13 ages 212. 859-261-7444. Newport. Penguin Parade, 10:15 a.m. Newport Aquarium, Free. 859-261-7444. Newport.


Hillbilly Thursday, 9 p.m. With Centralia Massacre and The Tillers. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201. Newport.


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J. Medicine Hat, 8 p.m. $12. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Hypnotist and comedian. Ages 21 and up. Through Sept. 13. 859-957-2000; Newport.


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Magic the Gathering, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Comics2Games, 8470 U.S. 42, Free-style play. $5. 859-647-7568. Florence.



“Dinosaurs Unearthed,” the third most-attended exhibit at The Cincinnati Museum Center, comes to an end on Monday, Sept. 7. It is the first exhibit in the world to feature a set of full-size, feather-covered dinosaur models. Recent discoveries suggest some dinosaurs may have been covered in feathers for camouflage. Tickets are $15, adult; $10, child. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Visit or call 513-287-7000.

Alexandria Fair & Horse Show, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Chicken rodeo, greased pig contest, goat show, clogging and championship horse show. Alexandria Fairgrounds, $7 ages 3 and up. 859-635-2667. Alexandria.


In Haus Comedy Night, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Local comedians perform. Free. Through Dec. 21. 859-4322326; Covington.


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How do we deal with the unfairness of life? Sooner or later we know that life is not fair. It never was. It never will be. Though that fact infuriates us at times, we are powerless to change it. Rather, it presents us with the challenge of what to do with such a life or with the cynical attitude it often engenders. Even though we may be religious-minded people, God does not step in to make our lives fair. Earth is not heaven. Earth is not where all unfairness is righted. As analyst Robert A. Johnson puts it, “The world is not supposed to work. All it does effectively is produce consciousness.” It is to wake us up before we die. It is to create situations that can potentially form us by how we choose and how our egos deal with the inequities that surround us.

Spiritually we are called upon to discover that life is a mystery and a paradox. We’re forged by it, formed by it, made whole by it. Unfairness is such a part of the fabric of life that the most noble spiritual leaders who have lived among us have all been treated unfairly. In fact, it contributed to their nobility. Are we to expect to be treated better than they? Do they not try to teach us how to transcend unfairness? One of the important questions we must ask ourselves at times – and which serves as an indicator of whether we’re becoming cynical through our experience of unfairness, or more whole – is, “How do I behave in the face of things I cannot change? In the face of things that are obviously unfair?”

One of the best real-life examples in someone else’s life was the example George Will wrote of years ago in Newsweek. It was about his son Jon, the oldest of four children. Jon had just turned 21 years old and his father characterized him as a happy and active young man. Yet a crucial fact was that Jon has Down syndrome. George wrote, “… this is a chromosomal defect involving degrees of mental retardation and physical abnormalities.” Then we wrote of his son’s condition words we might all remember, “Jon lost, at the instant he was conceived, one of life’s lotteries, but he was also lucky. “His physical abnormalities do not impede his vitality and his retardation is not so severe that it inter-

feres with life’s essential joys – receiving love, returning it, and reading baseball box scores. Jon has seen a brother two years younger surpass him in size, get a driver’s license, and leave for college, and although Jon would be forgiven for shaking his fist at the universe, he has been equable. I believe his serenity is grounded in his sense that he is a complete Jon and that is that.” George Will and his family evidently love son Jon very much. He approaches head-on the unfairness of life wrought in their own family, and for Jon, accepting the fact that, through no fault of his own, “Jon lost one of life’s lotteries.” It’s most probable that you and I have already lost some of life’s various lotteries, and may lose some more. Does that need to be

an utter catastrophe? In fact, it is not winning all Father Lou the lotteries that Guntzelman most tests our mettle. Perspectives There’s a short prayer we might offer for ourselves when life’s unfairness gets in our face: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

Be on the lookout for moisture conditions in your house When you own a home, it’s always a good idea to get regular termite inspections to prevent possible infestation. But a Tristate couple who got termite treatment 10 years ago, and regular inspections since then, says they were shocked to find termites had returned with a vengeance. Debbie Harpring and her husband, Todd, had bought a termite inspection and protection plan and recently started remodeling their bedroom. “The contractor said, ‘What is that dip in your floor?’ We had to take everything out of the room. Todd said, ‘I don’t know, never noticed it – that’s where the bed has always been.’ They said well, we’ve got termites,” Debbie said.

The termites were in the same spot back in 1999. At the time of that last Howard Ain treatment t h e Hey Howard! Harprings h a d bought inspection and damage repair plans, so they called the termite treatment company. “The inspector came out and informed us right away it was not their problem, it was our problem because there’s too much moisture,” Debbie said. The moisture is in the crawlspace underneath their house and it’s that moisture that attracts termites. Yet, the contract with the

treatment company specifically excludes coverage if there’s moisture. “I didn’t know if we had moisture before or after. I had no idea because nobody ever said anything to us about moisture being in the crawlspace,” Debbie said. The termite treatment company had conducted inspections three times a year – but they were only checking a termite baiting system located in areas around the house. No one ever checked under the home, in the crawlspace where the termites had been found in the past. There is an access panel to the crawlspace right out back so no one has to be home for the inspectors to check. Debbie Harpring said she was quite surprised to learn

Everyone should be aware of, and look out for, any moisture conditions in and around their house. termites are back and that they had done considerable damage to her home. This occurred even though she was supposed to get regular inspections. “I think that’s what the whole contract is about, they’re supposed to inspect my home to make sure there were no termites – and that

excluded from its contract. Bottom line, everyone should be aware of, and look out for, any moisture conditions in and around their house – particularly crawlspaces. Moisture can attract termites as well as lead to a number of other problems including mold.

was never done,” she said. So I contacted the termite extermination company, which sent out an independent inspector. He found inactive termite mud tubes and signs of other destructive insects still in the crawlspace. He concluded moisture, as well as termites, caused more than $9,300 damage to the house. The termite treatment company told me it values its long relationship with the Harpring family and so has agreed to pay for the full amount of repairs – both from the termites and moisture – even though it is

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BRIEFLY Shop Bellevue

Bellevue Renaissance merchants will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the peace sign during their first Friday Shop Bellevue Friday, Sept. 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Pull out the bell bottoms, tie dye and love beads and head to Fairfield Avenue for an evening of dining, shopping, and open houses in a bohemian atmosphere. Visitors will have the opportunity to make a tie dye T-shirt with Art Machine: a local non-profit organization that supports children's' art programs for birth through 12th grade. Enjoy live music, psychic readings, and other special promotions.

event will feature Levee eatery options showcasing each tenant’s diversity in food choice, beer, live music and street performer entertainment throughout the day. Each food item will cost $3 or less. There will be live music from Ten Foot Big, M42 and Eric Matthew Tepe. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3. Sunday, Oct. 4 has been scheduled as a rain day. Beer sales will benefit LEGACY, a premier leadership group for young professionals in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Check out the Events Calendar at for details.

Taste of the Levee

Kids fishing derby

Newport on the Levee will host the third annual Taste of the Levee Fall Festival. The

The Cold Spring Police and Central Campbell Fire Department’s annual kids

fishing derby will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 5 at the Guys and Dolls lake. The derby is open to children 6-12 years only. Registration will start at 7 a.m. and go until 10:30 a.m. Children must have an adult with them the entire time. Children must provide their own fishing rod, tackle, and bait. Bait will be available for purchase. Medals will be given to first, second and third place in each age group. There are also free prizes, hot dogs and drinks.

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Three sessions of the Cooper-Clayton Smoking Cessation Program are starting in September. CooperClayton is a comprehensive, 13-week program that helps participants stop smoking

Boone County High School Class Reunion of 1969 and 1970, 6 p.m. Carnegie Events Center and Museum, 401 Monmouth St. Includes dinner and dancing. Music by DJ.

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Backstage with the Jonas Brothers

Madison Salkowski, 11, from Cold Spring, hangs out backstage with the Jonas Brothers at their Aug. 23 concert at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky.

New officers

The Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus of Northern Kentucky recently installed their new officers for the upcoming fraternal year. The installation was done by Former State Master Carl Biery. In front from left are: Keith Cahill, Faithful Navigator, Past State Master Carl Biery, Elmer Riehle, Pilot, Dennis Longwell, Purser, Nick Lagemean, Scribe. In back from left are: Roger Rolfes and Wayne Brown, Trustees, Dave Ledonne, Captain, Tim Buerger, Comptroller, George Reed, Outer Sentential, Gerry Nau, Inner Sentential.

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The Southgate Park and Tree Board awarded its August Green Thumb Award to Douglas P. Uhlenbrock and Diane M. Neltner who live at 115 Fort Beech Drive in Southgate.

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The Northern Kentucky Area Development District (NKADD) held its 38th Anniversary Annual Dinner Aug. 24, at Receptions Conference Center in Boone County. The following awards were presented. Intergovernmental unity of effort for an organization Highland Heights and Southgate signed an Interlocal Agreement in late August and early September 2008, respectively, and formed the Highland Heights-Southgate Police Authority. Because of this merger, the cities will be well protected with experienced officers for many years to come. Intergovernmental unity of effort for an individual Bill Scheyer is the former President of Southbank Partners, an organization that works to promote development in Northern Kentucky’s urban core. Later this month he will


Area development district presents annual awards become President of Vision 2015. Prior to joining Southbank, Scheyer served for more than 18 years as the City Administrator for the City of Erlanger. Community leadership award During the past 30 years Barbara Howard has become highly recognized in the region as the leader of Redwood. Her commitment to improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities has become legendary, setting Redwood as a benchmark for other organizations. Today, Redwood serves more than 700 individuals through center, home and outreach services. Recently, there was high demand for Redwood’s programs, which resulted in lengthy waiting lists. To address the needs and demands of Northern Kentucky families, Barbara organized and launched the Promise & Potential Campaign, a capital project to expand and renovate Redwood in order to meet the needs of our growing community. During the course of three years, Barbara’s diligent work with businesses and individuals raised more than $6,000,000 for this expansion. Outstanding volunteer During the last eight years, Dorothy Goettsch has committed herself to Redwood and the Northern Kentucky community. Dorothy first became involved with Redwood as a parent. Her son, Chris, attended Redwood through-

out his school years and as a young adult up until his untimely death in 2003. She served as an Overseer for a total of six years simultaneously volunteering for the Adult Committee, which she also chaired, and the Volunteer Committee. For the past 13 years she has volunteered in Redwood’s Adult Independence programs. Currently, she works directly with the adult clients in Redwood’s Life Skills Computer program. Public sector contribu tions • City/County Administrator of the Year- Brian Dehner, City of Ludlow • Municipal Clerk of the Year- Karen Barto, City of Alexandria • Public Works Official of the Year- Kelly Chapman, Boone County • Police Chief of the Year – Mark Fields, City of Erlanger • Firefighter/EMT of the Year- David Jansing, Fort Mitchell Workforce development contributions • Outstanding WIA Alumni Adult – Ronald Blake • Outstanding WIA Alumni Dislocated Worker – Catherine Pentescu • Outstanding WIA Program – Napier Truck Driving Training • Outstanding WIA Customer Service-Stacey Hillman and Stephen Sovilla Human services pro grams • Outstanding Professional-Rebecca Ewing, United Ministries


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St. Therese picnic PROVIDED.

The potato sack race was a popular event at St. Therese Church’s annual parish picnic.


Jean and Bill Theis celebrated their 11th and final year coordinating the St. Therese annual parish picnic. The picnic was held Aug. 16 at the Southgate Community Center. Steve Bridewell and Angie Froendhoff have agreed to take it over next year.


St. Therese Chuch held its annual picnic at Southgate Community Center Aug.16.

Celebrating heroes, hope tragedy from happening to other families across the nation. Also scheduled to speak is Dr. Tracey Skale, chief medical officer at Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services. Skale will present information on the status of mental health care in the community. Reservations are now being accepted for the celebration luncheon by calling 947-7201. The cost is $25 per ticket/$20 for members of the Partnership for Mental Health. The luncheon and award ceremony are open to the public. The luncheon’s main focus will be the Celebration of Hope and Heroes award ceremony. Nominations will be accepted until noon Thursday, Sept. 10, and include a variety of ways to recognize individuals for their efforts to promote a positive mental health culture. Three Hope Awards will

be given to individuals in recovery from mental illness – the Hope in Recovery award is for any individual whose determination has helped him or her overcome mental illness and resume a fulfilling life. The Patty Duke Advocacy Award is set aside for individuals or groups who take a stand and speak up to make a difference in the world regarding mental health issues. Making a Difference Peer Support is an award for anyone who fosters a supportive, caring environment for those suffering from mental illness and serves as a resource for individuals working for recovery. Several Hero Awards will be presented at the luncheon as well, to individuals who serve as role models in the mental health community – people who, through their compassion and commitment, have made a positive impact in the lives of those


challenged by mental illness. This includes people currently in recovery, family members, advocates, physicians, healthcare professionals, law enforcement, EMS, the judicial community, employers, landlords, educators and the general public. Nominations for the Celebration of Hope and Heroes Awards can be downloaded from or by calling 732-4921. All nominations must be received by noon Sept. 10 to be considered for this year’s event. The Partnership for Mental Health, Inc. is a growing regional collaborative of agencies, organizations and individuals sharing common goals of increasing awareness and understanding of mental health issues in the Greater Cincinnati region. To learn more, call 7328558 or visit


Nominations are now open for the fourth annual Celebration of Hope and Heroes Luncheon which takes place Monday, Oct. 5, at Receptions East. This event is sponsored by the Partnership for Mental Health, Inc. and has been planned during Mental Illness Awareness Week and National Day Without Stigma. This year’s luncheon theme is “Changing the Conversation About Mental Health� and hosts two professional speakers. Alison K. Malmon is the founder and executive director of Active Minds Inc., the only national organization dedicated to using the student voice to raise mental health awareness on college campuses. Malmon founded the organization after her brother, Brian, ended his life while in college and will share her personal story as well as information about her work to prevent this

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Donald J. Mcculley, 32, 611 Main St., warrant at Ky. 9, July 22. John L. Mcculley, 28, 207 West 13th St., theft of identity of another without consent, failure of owner to maintain required insurance - second offense at 602 6th St., July 23. Jerry G. Varney, 45, 289 South Second St., warrant at Alexandria Pike and Ky. 10, July 25. Jordan T. Brown, 19, 1973 Freedom Trail, operating vehicle under alcohol - under 21 years old at 138 Lakepark Drive, July 26. Timothy J. Ryan, 20, 32 Sheridan Drive, failure to illuminate headlights, careless driving, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance - first offense, operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol under 21 years old at Main Street, July 29. Teresa A. Fitch, 39, 408 New Hope

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Road, operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol - aggravated circumstances - second offense, driving on DUI suspended license - first offense - aggravated circumstances at Bittersweet Drive, July 30. Alyssa T. Singleton, 22, 1216 Park St., Apartment 2, operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol - first offense, speeding, careless driving at Gilbert Ridge Road, July 31.

pool and skimmer taken out of pool and filter clogged with leaves at 33 Wright Court, July 25.

Theft by unlawful taking

Reported at 7901 Alexandria Pike, July 7. Report of license plate taken off vehicle at Flatwood Court, July 12. Report of electronics and other items taken from two vehicles at 3 Saddle Ridge Trail, July 20. Report of purse and contents taken from van overnight at 34 Maple Valley Lane, July 20. Report of hand-held computer and other items taken from vehicle at 15 Maple Valley Lane, July 20. Report of GPS system and cell phone taken from vehicle at 17 Saddle Ridge Trail, July 20. Report of loose change taken from vehicle in open garage and power tools taken from garage at 5 Maple Valley Lane, July 24. Report of male black placed carryout

Incidents/reports First degree arson

Report of unknown person knocked on basement windows and set a pile of clothes on fire at 6 Cherrywood Lane, July 29.

Fourth degree assault domestic violence

Reported at Alexandria Pike, July 18.

Second degree criminal mischief Report of table found on bottom of

order and paid with $100 bill and sought change for four other $100 bills, taking $301.51 in a quick change scam at 8031 Alexandria Pike, July 27. Report of sunglasses and money taken from vehicle at 116 Lake Park Drive, July 29. Report of purse and contents taken from vehicle at 5 Lake Park Drive, July 29. Report of GPS unit taken from vehicle at 4 Lake Park Drive, July 29. Report of work gloves and pocket knife taken from vehicle at 406 Brookwood Drive, July 29. Report of cash and key taken from vehicle at 129 Lake Park Drive, July 29. Report of GPS device and change taken from vehicle at 8255 Tollgate Road, July 29. Report o GPS device, cash and CD holder taken from vehicle at 8255 Tollgate Road, unit 1, July 29.

About police reports

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. Report of GPS device and 12 compact discs taken from vehicle at 8255 Tollgate Road, July 29. Report of tools taken from work truck at 8109 Alexandria Pike, July 29. Report of Ipod and FM transmitter unit taken from vehicle at 8255 Tollgate Road, apartment 11, July 29. Report of Ipod, lap top computer, GPS system and digital camera taken from vehicle at 122 Ridgeway Crossing, July 31.

Theft by unlawful taking firearm

Report of hand gun taken from vehicle overnight at 6 Stillwater Drive, July 29.

Pursuant to KRS 132.027, the Central Campbell County Fire District (CCCFD) will hold its public hearing on the 9th day of September, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at 4113 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY (the CCCFD Bldg.) for the purpose of hearing comments from the public regarding the institution of proposed tax rates for the 20092010 Fiscal Year. As required by law, Tax Rate (Per $100.00 of Assessed Value)


Tax Rate Proposed & Revenue Expected

.155 (real property)



Compensating Rate & Revenue Expected

.152 (real property) .159 (personal property)

$1,479,015 $ 128,274

Pursuant to KRS 132.027, the City of Bellevue will hold its public hearing on the 9th day of September 2009 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 2009-2010 Fiscal Year. As required by law,

Expected Revenue Generated from New Property

.155 (real property)


Expected Revenue Generated from Personal Property

.155 (personal property)

$ 125,380


The CCCFD proposes to exceed the compensating tax rate by levying a real property tax rate of .155 (per $100.00 of assessed value) and a personal property tax rate of .155 (per $100.00 of assessed value). The excess revenue generated will be utilized for the following purposes: To meet the allowable general expenses of the Central Campbell County Fire District pursuant to KRS Chapter 75. THE KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS REQUIRED PUBLICATION OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. Chief Gerald J. Sandfoss Central Campbell County Fire District Publication dates: August 27, 2009 September 3, 2009 1001495779

Tax Rate (Per $100.00 of Assessed Value) Preceding Year’s Rate .232 (Real) & Revenue Generated .311 (Personal)


Tax Rate Proposed & Revenue Expected

.245 (Real)


Compensating Rate & Revenue Expected

.236 (Real) .290 (Personal)

$789,018 $68,204

Expected Revenue Generated from New Property

.245 (Real)

Expected Revenue Generated from Personal Property


$775,825 $67,064



The City of Bellevue proposes to exceed the compensating tax rate by levying a real property tax rate of .245 (per $100.00 of assessed value) and a personal property tax rate of .301 (per $100.00 of assessed value). The excess revenue generated will be utilized for the following purposes:


ESTIMATING REVENUES AND RESOURCES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF CITY GOVERNMENT WHEREAS, an annual budget proposal and message has been prepared and delivered to the City Council: and WHEREAS, the City Council has reviewed such budget proposal and made necessary modifications. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SILVER GROVE. SECTION 1: That the annual budget for the fiscal year beginning (1st/July/2009 and ending (30th/June/2010) is hereby adopted as follows: MUNICIPAL ROAD AID FUND

Publication dates: August 27, 2009 September 3, 2009


CITY OF SOUTHGATE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 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 16th at 7:15 p.m. at the City Building, 122 Electric Avenue Southgate, Kentucky to hear comments from the public regarding the proposed 2009 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

168,000.00 500.00 4,875.00 10,860.00

Preceding year tax rate & Revenue produced


48,000.00 82,000.00 225,000.00 107,044.00

Total Estimated Revenues



Total Resources Available For Appropriation



158,995.00 401,740.00 30.260.00 143,878.00 1,545.00 25,960,00 29,050.00 25,000.00

Tax rate proposed for Current year & expected Revenue Compensating tax rate & Expected revenue






.412 (real) .906 (personal)

$609,926. $ 43,951.



.414 (real) .919 (personal)

$714,858. $ 45,489.

Revenue expected from New property



Revenue expected from Personal property



The City Of Southgate proposes to exceed the compensating tax rate by levying a proposed real tax rate of .430/100, and a personal property tax rate of .956/100 which will be allocated to the General Fund for governmental purposes. THE KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMLY HAS REQUIRED PUBLICATION OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN.

SECTION 2: That this Ordinance shall be in effect on 1 July 2009 (First day of fiscal year)


LEGAL NOTICE The Newport Board of Adjustments will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. in the Newport Municipal Complex, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky. The hearing will be held for interested parties to hear and present evidence relative to the following agenda items: BA-09-17 224 W 13th Street, Newport, Kentucky The applicant is requesting a rear yard variance for an addition. Requested by: Michael Gross Inquiries regarding this public hearing should be addressed to: J. Gregory Tulley AICP Planning and Development Director City of Newport 998 Monmouth Street Newport, Kentucky 41071 859-292-3637 8409111001496693


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Third degree criminal mischief

Report of vehicle's valve stem caps removed from and air let out of two tires at Springwood Drive, July 21.

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Date: September 10, 2009 Time: 9:00 a.m., local time

At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud.

For General Governmental Purposes



Report of checks taken and cashed without authorization while posing as account holder at 35 Wright Court, July 31.

Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road Erlanger, Kentucky 41018

Revenue $1,475,844 $ 126,503

Total Appropriations Excess of Resources Over (under) Appropriations

Theft of identity of another without consent


.155 (real property) .155 (personal property)

APPROPRIATIONS: General Government Public Works Street Scape Health, Safety, Welfare Water, Sewer Operations Lease AGREEMENT Bond & Insurance Expense Park & Playground

Report of gas drive-off without paying at 7740 Alexandria Pike, July 18.

PROJECT: 42-Inch Project Materials Bid

Preceding Year’s Rate & Revenue Generated

GENERAL FUND $1,4 $1,410,082.00

Theft by unlawful taking gasoline

INVITATION TO BID August 29, 2009


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The Northern Kentucky Water District is requesting bid prices for the purchase of the following items: 24", 30" & 42" Gate Valves (250 psi); 24", 30" & 42" Mechanical Joint Wedge Type Restraint Glands; 24"X24"X24" ductile iron mechanical joint tee; 42"X30" ductile iron mechanical joint cross; 42"-30" MJ x MJ Reducer; 42" Plug; as described in the Specifications and other Documents prepared by the Northern Kentucky Water District. Freight shall be included in the bid price. All deliveries are to be made to the Northern Kentucky Water District at 2835 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, Kentucky. The quantities provided in the Bidding Documents are estimated and are provided for the comparison of bids only. The quantities purchased shall be based on the quantities actually ordered and received by the District. Bidder is not to state a minimum delivery number for any item. A minimum delivery requirement represented as a weight or otherwise, will invalidate the bid. Freight shall be included in the bid price. All deliveries are to be made to the Northern Kentucky Water District at 2835 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, Kentucky. All Bids must be in accordance with the Bidding Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District, 2835 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, Kentucky. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office at the address indicated above by contacting Denise Manning at (859) 426-2718. There is no charge for these documents. Bids will be received on a unit price basis as described in the Bidding Documents. Bids may be submitted for any one item, multiple items, or all of the items listed in the Bid Form. Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the selected Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 60 days after the day of bid opening. Richard Harrison, V.P. Eng. & Distribution Northern Kentucky Water District 1001497595 Legal Notice Campbell County Fiscal Court in conjunction with www. is offering 90 (more or less) Shoup DRE (Direct Recording Entry) voting machines. Interested parties should visit the website above for on-line bidding. The QAL number for this bid is 2524. Bids will be accepted on this site until Friday, September 11, 2009. Campbell County reserves the right to reject any and all bids received on this site. 1001498267 To place your BINGO ad call 513.242.4000

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS ETHICS BOARD MEETING The City of Highland Heights Ethics Board will conduct a meeting on September 15, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Civic Center, 175 Johns Hill Road. The purpose of the meeting is to review the Financial Disclosure Statements for 2008-2009 Jean A. Rauf Secretary Ethics Board Publish CCR 9-03-2009 1001494925

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Selina Burns, 20, 4810 Hogan, theft by unlawful taking at 10 Donnermeyer Drive, Aug. 7. Jason Lee Vanover, 30, 106 Van Voast Ave., second degree burglary at 110 Van Voast Ave., Aug. 7. Amber Roundtree, 19, 5140 KY 1054, first degree possession of a controlled substance, DUI, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 600 Columbia, Aug. 7. Krista Owens, 23, 400 Windridge Lane, giving officer false name, warrants at 53 Donnermeyer Drive, Aug. 8. Benjamin Cornett, 19, 204 Ohio Ave., warrant at 15 Donnermeyer Drive, Aug. 12. Daniel Radank, 32, 163 Foote Ave. No. 1, warrant at 100 block of Foote Ave., Aug. 14. Robert Hays, 53, 227 Walnut St., alcohol intoxication in a public place at 504 Berry Ave., Aug. 15. Ian Allen, 18, 104 Ward Ave., receiving stolen property at 301 Fairfield Ave., Aug. 15. Timothy James Schneitzer, 18, 105 Ward Ave., receiving stolen property at 138 Ward Ave., Aug. 15. William Flanigan, 55, 288 West Mcmicken, warrant, theft by unlawful taking at Sixth, Aug. 15. Ronald Baum, 44, 410 Fairfield No. 2, warrant at 500 block of Fairfield, Aug. 15. Frank Murphy, 45, 1032 Sixth Ave., tampering with physical evidence, second degree fleeing, first degree possession of a controlled substance at Washington and Poplar, Aug. 16. Wayne Anthony Bowman, 53, 639 East Third St., theft by unlawful taking at Donnermeyer Drive, Aug. 15. Clifford Schulte, 58, 138 Ross , disorderly conduct, third degree criminal trespassing at 318 Division St., Aug. 18. Angel Murphy, 31, 1030 Sixth Ave., warrant, first degree possession of a controlled substance at Foote Ave., Aug. 16. Charles Caudill, 33, 536 Eighth Ave., theft by unlawful taking at 53 Donnermeyer Drive, Aug. 21. Cynthia Gayle, 51, 401 Ward Ave. No. 1, theft by unlawful taking at 10 Donnermeyer Drive, Aug. 21. Richard Walling, 31, 616 Third Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place at 146 O'Fallon, Aug. 22. Rosetta Jent, 20, 5849 Rainbow Hill Drive, warrant at Bellevue Beach Park, Aug. 22. Robert Phillips, 50, Homeless, theft by unlawful taking at 10 Donnermeyer Drive, Aug. 25. Clinton Osborn, 29, Homeless, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, warrant at Poplar and Washington, Aug. 25. Melissa Helton, 36, 203 Evergreen, theft by unlawful taking at 10 Donnermeyer Drive, Aug. 25. Natisha Bailey, 20, 432 Fourth Ave., disorderly conduct, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 400 block of Fifth, Aug. 19. Jerrod Taylor, 29, 118 Heather R. French Boulevard, no operator's license, DUI at I-471 north, Aug. 28.


Jeremy Gauselmann, 21, 416 West 11th St., warrant at Route 8 south, Aug. 13. Moula Zaheer, 46, 38 Forest Ave.,

DUI, possession of open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, failure to maintain insurance at 130 North Fort Thomas Ave., Aug. 14. Sean Maines, 23, 30 Woodland Place, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license at 600 South Fort Thomas, Aug. 18. Thomas Woodall, 46, 806 Buckingham, warrant at I-471 south at US 27, Aug. 22. Nicholas Wheeler, 27, 3652 Stonebridge Drive Apt. B, DUI, following another vehicle to closely at I-471 south, Aug. 22. Jeremy Widener, 21, 4078 Madison Pike, DUI, careless driving at I471 south, Aug. 23. Jerad Baker, 23, 23 Park Place No. 2, warrant at 23 Park Lane, Aug. 23. Amanda Jeffery, 27, 3719 Forest Court, first degree possession of a controlled substance at Wilson Road at Memorial, Aug. 23. Petrina Nelson, 31, 2144 Hatmaker Apt. 2B, first degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence at Wilson Road at Memorial, Aug. 23. Matthew Scott, 18, 106 Pinehurst Drive Apt. 5, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license at Newman and Daisy, Aug. 26.

glary at 1163 Waterworks no. 3, Aug. 22. Edwardo Barney, 41, 509 West 10th St., fourth degree assault at 509 West 10th St., Aug. 19. James Staggs, 27, 50 West 18th St., fourth degree assault at 50 West 18th St., Aug. 19. Joseph Pangallo, 40, 153 North Street, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 800 block of Monmouth St., Aug. 18. Tiayasine Cobb, 19, 2917 Warsaw,

theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Aug. 17. Larry Franklin, 57, 928 Orchard, fourth degree assault at 928 Orchard, Aug. 15. INVITATION TO BID PROJECT: Purchase of Two (2) Pump Control Valves

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Reported at 7 Timberwood Court, July 27.

Terrance “Buck� Lee Barry, 52, Grants Lick, died Aug. 22, 2009, at University Hospital, Corryville. He was a press assistant and truck driver for Impack Graphics, an Army veteran, volunteer firefighter and EMT for Southern Campbell Fire Department and member of Main Street Baptist Church in Alexandria. His daughters, Angie and Angel Barry, died in 1986. Survivors include his daughter, Stacy Barry of Alexandria; father, William Barry Sr. of Grants Lick; mother, Wilma Parker of Lawton, Okla.; brother, William Barry Jr. of Grants Lick; sisters, Beverly Brewer of Alexandria, Margaret Hesler of Grants Lick, Sharon Johnson of Falmouth, Vicky Harris of Dayton and Kimberly Simons of Lawton, Okla.; and half-brother, Frank Parker of Lawton, Okla. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery, Grants Lick. Memorials: Southern Campbell Volunteer Fire Department, 1050 Race Track Road, Alexandria 41001.

Reported at Clover Ridge Ave., Aug. 24.

Theft by deception

Reported at 200 Waterworks Drive, Aug. 18.

Reported at 18 Taylor Ave., Aug. 19. Reported at 74 St. Nicholas Place, Aug. 20. Reported at 39 Brentwood Place, Aug. 20.

Reported at 524 South Fort Thomas Ave., Aug. 14. Reported at 75 Grandview Ave., Aug. 15. Reported at 45 Indiana Ave., Aug. 20. Reported at 33 Winding Way, Aug. 20. Reported at 2400 Memorial Parkway, Aug. 24. Reported at 840 Alexandria Pike no. 204, Aug. 26.

David Berry

David L. Berry, 72, Alexandria, died Aug. 28, 2009, at his home. He was a warehouse supervisor for Valcom Enterprises in Wilder. Survivors include his wife, Audrey Kraft Berry; son, David Wayne Berry of Alexandria; brothers, Jerry Berry of Ripley, Ohio, James Berry of



Reported at 1228 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 20. Reported at 6 Concord Ave., Aug. 21. Reported at 125 Holiday Lane, Aug. 25. Reported at 85 North Grand Ave., Aug. 26. Reported at 725 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 17. Reported at U.S. 27 at Hollywoods Drive, Aug. 18.

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Rutledge Ray Harper Jr., 24, 2609 Cummin St. No. 31, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 600 block of Dayton Ave., Aug. 25. William Watson, 50, 7 Shortridge Court, third degree criminal trespassing, fourth degree assault at 1020 Lowell St., Aug. 24. Robert Hensley, 40, 1438 Melinda Lane, first degree possession of a controlled substance, warrant at 800 block of Monmouth St., Aug. 23. Wayne Bowman, 53, 639 East Third St. Apt. 2, first degree robbery at 402 East 10th St., Aug. 22. John Polick, 33, 1163 Waterworks Road Apt. 9, second degree bur-

Ron Lovan, President/CEO Northern Kentucky Water District 1001498191 INVITATION TO BID SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL November 1, 2009 through October 31, 2010


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The proposed Work is generally described as follows: Snow and Ice Removal services at various designated locations in Campbell and Kenton Counties, Kentucky, for the duration of the November 1, 2009 through October 31, 2010 period.

Cincinnati and John Berry of Scottsdale, Ariz. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

The period of service will be for November 1, 2009 through October 31, 2010 with the District’s option to extend the contract for up to two additional one year terms.

Frank Braun

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Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the selected Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner.

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Barbara A Clifford, 57, a homemaker, Morning View, died Aug. 21, 2009, at her parent’s home in Morning View. Survivors include her husband, Steve Clifford of Morning View; daughters, Joann Clifford of Covington, Kelli Green of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Jill Clifford of Covington and

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Bids will be received on a Lump Sum price basis as described in the Bidding Documents.

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Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office at the address indicated, by contacting Joan Verax at 859441-0482.

Theft by unlawful taking from auto

Frank J. Braun, 80, of Cleves, Ohio, formerly of Fort Thomas, died Aug. 25, 2009, at his home. He was a principal for the Cincinnati School System and a Korean War Air Force veteran. Survivors include his son, Frank Braun of Fort Thomas; companion of 35 years, Mary Fultz of Cincinnati; and one grandson. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017; American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227; or Hospice of Cincinnati, 4360 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242.

Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 700 Alexandria Pike Ft. Thomas, Kentucky 41075

All Bids must be in accordance with the Bidding Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District, 700 Alexandria Pike Ft. Thomas, Kentucky 41075

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DEATHS π–Terrance Barry


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CCF Recorder

On the record

September 3, 2009

DEATHS From B11 Kira Bartell of Morning View; sons, Mike Clifford of Fort Leonardwood, Mo., Luke Clifford of Alvin, Texas and Jeremy Helton of Fort Carson, Colo. Her parents, Bob and Betty Freeman of Morning View; brother Wes Freeman of Dayton, Ky.; and 13 grandchildren. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Her body will be cremated. Memorials can be made to any children’s charity in her name. Serenity Funeral Care in Covington handled the arrangements.

Grace Dougherty

Grace Vivian Rouse Dougherty, 92, Bellevue, died Aug. 26, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. She was a social worker with Transitions Inc. and a member of Community Family Church in Independence where she taught the “Victory Living” class every Wednesday night. Her husband, Dwight K. Dougherty, died in 1982. Survivors include her sons, Patrick Dougherty of Bellevue and Michael Dougherty of Pendleton County; four grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren Burial was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, California. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp- Erschell Funeral Homes, Bellevue, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Transitions, Inc., Dougherty Building, 808 Scott St., Covington, KY 41011 or Wesley Chapel Association, c/o Ken Fossitt, 5 Paul Lane, Alexandria, KY 41001.

Her husband, William A. Eger Sr., died in 1999, and her daughter, Carolyn M. Eger, died in 1955. Survivors include her sons, William A. Eger Jr. of Valdosta, Ga., Thomas R. Eger of Florence, Jeffery A. Eger of Taylor Mill and Todd R. Eger of Fort Thomas; daughter, Jo Anna Bennett of Independence; sister, Patty Rump of Covington; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Harrington Funeral Services of Valdosta, Ga., handled the arrangements. Memorials: Senior Services of Northern Kentucky Remembrance Fund, 1032 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011.

member of Local 44 Iron workers. Survivors include his wife, Debbie Feldmann; daughter, Dianna Anderson of Alexandria; brother, Donald Feldmann of Portland, Ore.; sister, Diane Deters of Frankfort; and five grandchildren. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: Big Steff Inc., P.O. Box 721844, Newport, KY 41072.

Lois Fowler

Lois Jo Fowler, 76, Dayton, died Aug. 23, 2009, at her home. She was a tax examiner for the IRS and a member of First Baptist Church of Dayton. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Carl “Bud” Fowler; daughter, Cammi McGlone of Fort Thomas and one grandchild. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042 or First Baptist Church of Dayton, 501 Dayton Ave., Dayton, KY 41074.

Victor Egolf

Victor Charles Egolf, 83, Fort Wright, died Aug. 23, 2009, at Hospice at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a tool and gauge inspector for General Electric, a WWII Navy veteran and member of the Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his wife, Marion; daughters, Barbara Egolf of Fort Wright, Debbie Schnuderl of Alexandria and Linda Wilson of Newport; sons, C. Dennis Egolf of Louisville and Ron Egolf of Union; sister, Delores Rabe of Erlanger; six grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, KY. Memorials: St. Agnes Church, 1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, KY 41011 or American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Daniel Grosswiler

Daniel A. Grosswiler, 65, Newport, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at his home. He was a maintenance worker for Newport Independent Schools. Survivors include his sons, David Grosswiler, Ryan Grosswiler and Raymond Christopher Harper, all of Marion, Ind.; daughter, Maria Martin of Delphi, Ind.; mother, Mabelle Grosswiler of Manchester, Ind.; brothers, Larry and Jimmy Grosswiler, both of Indiana; sister, Becky Davis of Indiana; and four grandchildren.

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John Feldmann

Anna Eger

Anna Mae “Mickey” Eger, 90, Southgate, died Aug. 29, 2009, at Fellowship Home in Valdosta, Ga. She was a homemaker, nurse’s aide and member of Fellowship of Believers in Florence.

Dean Alan Hutchinson, 43, Wilder, died Aug. 19, 2009, at his home. Survivors include his mother, Patricia Cmehil; step-father, Paul Cmehil; stepsisters, Anna Mariea, Mary Lynn Lawson, Paulette Keith,

John “Jack” Martin Feldmann, 71, Alexandria, died Aug. 25, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He worked at Feldmann Dairy, deputy sheriff for Campbell County, an Army Reserves veteran and



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William James Kerl, 63, Florence, died Aug. 24, 2009, in Cincinnati. He was an installer for Ryan’s All-Glass in Cincinnati, a Vietnam Air Force veteran and assistant district commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America. Survivors include his wife, Carol Kerl of Florence; son, Jay Kerl of Williamstown, daughter, Carrie Kerl of Cincinnati; brother, Ray Kerl of Erlanger; sisters, JoAnn Wilke of Bellevue, Rose Goedel of Covington, Patsy Willenborg of Piner, Betty Boese of Bloomington, Ind. and Pauline Stambaugh of Florence, and one grandson.

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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 283-0404 for more information. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513-242-4000 for pricing details. For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the "Obituaries" link at Her husband, Edward Kraemer, died previously. Survivors include a daughter, Diane Bertram of Onalaska; a son, Edward Kraemer of Minneapolis, Minn.; a sister, Thelma Hofstetter of Alexandria, seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; . Entombment was in St. Stevens Cemetery, Highland Heights.

Thomas Osborne

Thomas Eugene “Gene” Osborne, 85, Highland Heights died Aug. 22, 2009, at the VA Medical Center in Cincinnati. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Joan B. Kelch Osborne; daughter, Linda Ruth Smith of Erlanger; sons, Gary Thomas Osborne of Greenville, Ohio and Keith Ray Osborne of Fairborn, Ohio; step- daughter, Heather Waymeyer of Florence; step-son, Robert Smullen of Long Island, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Memorials: To the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

Vivian Seissiger

Vivian Livingston Stone Seissiger, 73, of Homosassa, Fla., formerly of Covington, died Aug. 22, 2009, at Hernando-Pasco Hospice House in Lecanto, Fla. She was a switchboard operator for Cincinnati Bell and Frost & Jacobs Law Firm, member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Covington, Ladies Alter Society and served on St. Ann’s School Board. Her first husband, James H. Stone Jr., died in 1990. Survivors include her husband, Frank Seissiger of Homosassa, Fla.; daughters, Lori Criteser of Kalamazoo, Mich. and Vicki Whitford of Independence; son, James Stone of Independence; sisters, Nancy Webster of Fort Thomas, Judy Murphy of Covington and Elaine Collins

of Ormond Beach, Fla.; brother, William Livingston of Dauphin, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory, Lecanto, Fla., handled arrangements in Florida.

Patricia Shepperd

Patricia Diane Burgin Shepperd, 52, Gardnersville, died Aug. 27, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a self-employed pet groomer for Country Cuts Pet Salon and member of Gardnersville Christian Church. Her granddaughter, Lynnsie O’Hair and grandson, Christopher Burgin, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Paul Shepperd; son, Donald Lee Burgin of Newport; daughter, Crystal Diane Shepperd of Demossville; father, Wilson Henry Burgin of Silver Grove; sisters, Joyce Hickey of Cold Spring, Rita Clark of Shelbyville, Jackie Vickers of Alexandria, Robin Lucas of Corinth and Tammy Crombie of Shelbyville; brothers, Gary Newman of Falmouth, Mike Ross of Newport, Steve Burgin of Florence, Wilson H. Burgin of Covington and Matthew Burgin of Shelbyville; and four grandchildren. Burial was in Gardnersville Cemetery. Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, handled the arrangements. Memorials: In memory of Patricia to Woodhead Funeral Home, 310 W. Shelby Street, Falmouth, KY 41040.

Neil Vaughan

Neil H. Vaughan, 74, Bellevue, died Aug. 24, 2009, at his home. He was a self-employed truck driver and a Korean War Marine Corps veteran. Survivors include his sister, Janice Tucker of Bellevue and her family. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp & Erschell Funeral Home, Bellevue, handled the arrangements.

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INDIANA BROWN COUNTY Be renewed by fall’s magnificent colors! Delight your family with a visit to Indiana’s autumn haven and family playground! Comfort Inn, in the ! of all of Nashville’s attractions. 812-988-6118

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge.Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699.

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CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617

Visit and plan a getaway with Seashore Vacations. Our beach is free. Specials available for golf, tennis, dining, more. Visit our

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N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

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TIME SHARES HILTON HEAD ISLAND- Huge Fall Discounts! $700/week. 3 BR condo, newly renovated, private courtyard open to beach. Perfect family retreat! 404-234-7835

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The Hope for Africa Children’s Choir performs at Johnson Elementary School Thursday,Aug. 27. The children, ages 5-11, travel the country doi...