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Giffin Kerr, left, of Burlington, 13, pops a dirt bike onto its back wheel as he and Alexandria resident Corey Schnitzler, 13, race out of the starting gates in an ATV and dirt bike race in the main show ring at the Alexandria Fair. See photos from the fair’s parade on B1.CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Cold Spring acquires free land; may be pocket park By Amy Scalf

COLD SPRING — A formerly “unusable” property could become a pocket park, if Cold Spring Mayor Mark Stoeber’s plans come to fruition. During the Aug. 26 city meeting, Stoeber and City Council members unanimously accepted a 0.044-acre plat at the end of Madonna Lane, which was donated by the Geiman Brothers Inc. corporation, builder of Madonna Estates. The property has residential neighbors to the north and south on Madonna Lane’s cul-de-sac and occupies 27 feet along the curb. More residential homes, with addresses on Gary Lane and Dodsworth lanes, are situated behind the property. City Attorney Brandon Voelker said the agreement includes a restriction that would never allow the property to become a street or part of a right-ofway connecting to another subdivision. “It will always be a dead end,” he said. Stoeber said the surrounding neigh-

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NEWPORT — Campbell County 911 dispatchers – who serve as a constant link for the public to police and firefighters – have been thrown a funding lifeline. County Fiscal Court approved a new $45 annual fee for property owners Aug. 7 as a replacement for the $3 per month fee on landline telephones. The fees fund the operations of the Campbell County Consolidated Dispatch Center in the basement of the Newport City Building. There a staff of 22 people work four rotating 12-hour shifts with five dispatchers working at all times. A call to 911 is not social, and dispatchers ask “where is your emergency” and for a call back number first because not all wireless or over the Internet phones provide caller ID or precise locations, said Dale Edmondson, executive director of the center. More than 44,000 landline calls and 150,000 wireless phone calls are answered each year, and that number increases annually, Edmondson said. The center’s 2012-13 operating budget was about $1.89 million, and the primary revenue source has been landline fees, he said. The number of landlines in the county has decreased every year since the center opened in 2002 – there are now about 18,000 landlines in the county and about41,000 residences. Landline revenues fell from $1.68 million in 2010 to $1.56 million in 2011to $1.49 million in 2012, Edmondson said. Campbell County Fiscal Court has been supplementing the 911 center’s budget with money each year. This year’s contribution was $260,000.

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This .044-acre property at the end of Madonna Lane was donated to the city of Cold Spring, and formally accepted during the Aug. 26 meeting. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

borhood is very well-maintained, and he’d like to see some beautification take place on the newly-acquired property. “People walking through the subdivision could sit and take a breather, and then continue their walking,” he said.

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“It’s an unusable piece of property from the building side, but it’s a nice piece of property.”

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really don’t matter, just play and have fun.” Usleaman said she and her late husband started visiting the center and sampling its activities when it opened in 2005. They were among the first to pick up Wii bowling when the center began the tournaments in 2009. Wellness Coordinator Sarah Manhardt said the league started with three teams and has grown to seven, which cover Campbell, Boone and Kenton counties. Manhardt loves to watch the bowling tournaments. “I just enjoy it. It’s fun to see all the centers get together and interact. It’s fun to see them compete,” she said. “It’s just fun.” Not every member of every team plays each tournament, said Usleaman. They take turns. “I played last time. I’ve got my trophy. I’m proud of it,” she said. The senior centers

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budget for the upcoming year does not reflect any potential cost increases, he said. “Even if the cost of nothing goes up, we are way beyond broke next year,” Edmondson said. Edmondson said he successfully requested city councils in the county raise the per month landline fee from $2 to $3 in 2005. Council members were told the fee would keep the 911 center financially solvent for five years, he said. “I’m very very proud to say that we made it work for eight years,” Edmondson said. The property tax 911 fee is the solution for now, but the best collection point is putting a fee on a utility because it is by far the fairest, he said. “This may be only a stopover funding mechanism,” Edmondson said. Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine said the new 911 fee will be on tax bills that are mailed out around the first of November. Essentially the revenue from the $45 property tax fee will be used to operate the 911 center in 2014, he said. “We’re getting the revenue up front in order to fund this service into the next year,” Horine said. The county is recommending cities repeal, effective Dec. 31, the $3-perlandline fee assessed to pay for 911 services, he said. “The landline fees, that has always been a pay as you go thing,” he said. Since the tax bill only goes out once a year, it will cover the costs of the next 12 months, he said. The property tax 911 fee was designed to bring in an estimated $1.8 million, Horine said. The actual tax collected will be less than $1.8 million since a 50 percent discount will be given to landlords in 2013 so they can adjust their rents, he said. Either way, the county will provide the $1.8 million in funding to the 911 center next year, Horine said.

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The center has $200,000 in reserves projected for the current fiscal year, he said. The projected reserve amount is contingent on the center receiving a $104,000 Kentucky Office of Homeland Security grant not yet approved for improved police hand-held radio communications, Edmondson said. The dispatch center

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Campbell schools cut $1M, raise taxes By Chris Mayhew


bell County Schools Board of Education, seeking to cover the loss of $1.7 million in federal and state revenue, has raised local property tax revenues by 4 percent after cutting the budget by almost $1 million. The board of education voted unanimously to raise the property tax rate to 59.2 cents per $100,000 of assessed property value at an Aug. 29 special meeting. The new rate for the 2013 tax bills going out in November will raise an estimated $730,000 more than the 2012 rate of 56.6 cents per $100 of assessed property value. Revenue from property taxes is projected to increase to $18.23 million. The concern is a reduction in local, state and federal revenues totaling $1.7 million will impede the district’s ability to keep promoting high academic achievement, add to technology and academic and athletic facilities, said Superintendent Glen Miller. The district already reduced expenditures by about $1 million this year, Miller said. “But any additional reductions could have a significant impact, a negative impact, on our progress and jeopardize the quality of our instructional programs in the future,” he said. A March 14 article in The Campbell County

TAX RATE HEARING ATTENDANCE Vicki Holloway of Alexandria was one of two people to speak at a public hearing about the tax rate. Both people asked for an explanation of why the 4 percent increase was needed, but did not say they were against or for the increase. Holloway said after the public hearing and meeting she wanted more “direct information or specifics” about how the 4 percent increase was going to be necessary to sustain the learning in the classroom and directly help students. Board chairwoman Janis Winbigler also met with Holloway to discuss the rate increase privately after the meeting.

Recorder detailed how the district eliminated 37 positions, but also created nine new positions in a restructuring of district support services. The cuts included eliminating 9.5 para-educator classroom positions, the district energy manager, two math interventionist positions and 10.5 schoolbased staff developer positions. Miller said the district’s success in the past year included obtaining a

national ranking for the first time. Campbell County High School was ranked among the top 2,000 public high schools in the 2013 America’s Best High Schools list compiled by Newsweek magazine and The Daily Beast website. Miller said the district has expanded advanced placement opportunities for students and an enhanced academic and athletic facilities all while maximizing the efficiency and effective-

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ness of our operations. “Additionally, when our state assessment scores are released to the public in the next month by the Kentucky Department of Education we do expect similar results to be found in high performing school districts,” he said. Improving Advanced Placement scores and college and career readiness is a focus, Miller said. The district is enhancing instructional technologies by adding 3-D printing, aviation simulators and student iPads and work stations, he said. Miller presented the

board with a list of projects the tax increase will enable. Miller’s list included: enhancing instructional technologies by adding 3-D printing, aviation simulators and student iPads and work stations; enhance school safety; property acquisition; stadium security cameras; reinstall limited bus purchasing (two buses), and Johnson Control notification software to monitor heating and air conditioning. Board chairwoman Janis Winbigler said this year’s budget included $200,000 in federal sequestration cuts, and the

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loss of federal EduJobs funding cost district jobs. Other federal grant reductions amounted to $280,000, and the district lost $100,000 in state grants. The district will continue to offer full-day kindergarten for students, and the district receives funding for only half day from the state, she said. “We’re reaching a level in Campbell County that we’ve never been in before in terms of our school system,” Winbigler said. “I think that you have a quality school system and that’s going to help our entire community.”

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Newport Central Catholic High School recently celebrated its first day of school. Several members of the faculty share the day with their own kids in the building (plus one teacher with little sister). Pictured, from left, Kelly Twehues with stepchildren, Nathan, Elizabeth and Jonathan; Ken Collopy with sister, Becca; Jenny Mertle with daughter, Molly; Christie McDonald with Drew and Rachel; Mary Ciafardini with son, Dominic; and Janet Mitchell with son, Peter. THANKS TO MARY CIAFARDINI

Bardgett receives scholarship Community Recorder

Fort Thomas resident William P. Bardgett, son of Mark and Nancy Bardgett, is the recipient of a $13,000 Wilmington College Academic Achieve-

ment Scholarship. He plans to major in history and education. Bardgett will graduate in 2013 from Highlands High School. His main activities and honors include National Honor

Society, Green Club, envirothon team member, KMEA Allstate Chorus, drama club, and individual regional Cappie Award nomination.

Pelle places second in poster contest Community Recorder

Rebecah Pelle of Fort Thomas placed second in the eighth-grade category of the Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition

for Personal Financial Literacy student poster contest. This year’s poster contest had a theme of Plant Your Future and was open to middle school students across the

state. All students who placed received a certificate of merit and a gift bag from the Department of Financial Institutions.

Phase II of NKU renovation underway Community Recorder

Students returning to Northern Kentucky University in August will get a pleasant surprise when they see the progress of Phase II of the renovation of the university’s central plaza. The project, scheduled to be completed in October, will transform the plaza area between NKU’s Fine Arts Center, Founders Hall, Steely Library and Landrum Academic Center, much like Phase I of the project transformed the other half of NKU’s central plaza last year. Old, deteriorated concrete will be removed and re-

placed with new paved pathways, beautiful gardens and many trees. Numerous niche seating areas are designed to facilitate communication, study and discussion in a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere. A green roof planting area will be located next to Steely Library, above the university’s central receiving area, providing a quiet seating area overlooking lush greenery. An amphitheater will be constructed on the slope from the plaza-level entrance outside Corbett Theatre for outdoor theatrical performances, film screenings and other events. The renovation will also in-

clude granite benches flanked by ground-level fountains, providing a serene and interesting meeting space. A special area honoring veterans is also planned. “Each year, NKU becomes a more beautiful, relaxing campus,” said Ken Ramey, NKU vice president for administration and finance. “Our students reacted very positively to Phase I of the plaza renovation, and we’re confident that the reaction to Phase II will be even stronger.” Walking access to the buildings near the project will be available when classes begin in August.

Cynthia Sproehnle, director of the Assessment Center at Gateway Community and Technical College, has been appointed to serve as a director of the National Council Testing Association. Sproehnle was selected by the board to fill an unexpired term that will be completed in September 2015. A resident of Loveland, Ohio, Sproehnle was elected as Gateway’s staff representative to the board of directors in 2007 and re-elected to a second three-year term in 2010. After serving in Newport Independent Schools for many years, she joined Gateway as an admissions counselor in 1996 and accepted her current position in 2000. Sproehnle holds a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree from Xavier University. She served in leadership positions in the Northern Kentucky Counselors

Association and the Kentucky Career Development Association. She participated in the Northern Kentucky Educational Leadership Class of 2000, the KCTCS President’s Leadership Seminar of 2007-08 and was named Gateway’s New Horizons Staff Award winner in 2005. The Gateway Assessment Center provides area businesses, industries and individuals with a broad range of testing services, including electronic and written assessments. Under Sproehnle’s leadership, Gateway became a Prometric Professional Center in 2010, providing tri-state residents easy access to such “highstakes,” computer-based tests as the Graduate Record Exam, the Medical College Admissions Test, United States Medical Licensing Exams for Physicians, Praxis exams for teachers, Series 6 and 7 financial tests for investment counselors, and other exams that test job readiness .

COLLEGE CORNER Lawrence earns master’s

Kelli Lawrence, of Fort Thomas, recently graduated from Lincoln Memorial University with a master of medical science degree in physician assistant studies. Lawrence is a graduate of Highlands High School and received her B.A. in science from the University of KenLawrence tucky. She is the daughter of Gregory and Joy Lawrence of Fort Thomas.

Gehner receives degree

Jessica R. Gehner, of California, Ky., recently received a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

Locals make UK dean’s list

The following students from Campbell County made the dean’s list at the University of Kentucky for the spring semester: Aubrey Rose Bankemper, Jacob Michael Bartlett, Joshua M. Beckerich, Emily Louise Beirne, Kelly Ann Bergmann, Sarah Ashley Boden, Jessica Lynn Bolton, David J. Braun, Allison E. Buchanan, Andrew Murray Buchanan, Anthony Vincent Cadle, Robert Curtis Camm, David Troy Cecil, David Corr, Cara Lynn Croley, Megan Christine Daly, Dylan A. Dierig, Carmen Lauren Enzweiler, Eric F. Enzweiler, David Alexander Etienne III, Brett August Leland Evans, Jacob Michael Ewing, Camille Elizabeth Farrell, Chelsea Webb Fischer, Derek Robert Fox, Megan Mariah Freeman, James Michael Frilling, Karina Kristen Fuentes, Samuel Lincoln Fugal, Brian Zachary Gall, Brittany Nicole Gilb, Megan Elizabeth Goetz, David Michael Greis, Chelsea Madalyn Haas, Christina Ann Heilman, Madison Hunter Held, Austin Patrick Hinkel, Gretchen Frances

Hinkel, Hannah Eylse Hochleutner, Taylor Alexandra Infante, Morgan Cayley Jones, Rachel Lynn Kintner, Bryan Joseph Kraus, Sarah Christine Landwehr, Ryan Allen Lauer, Kara Marie Lester, Maxwell Stuart Levine, Kathryn Anne Link, Brett Robert Lockman, Joseph G. Lohr, Emily Quinn Ludwig, Christopher D. Martin, Mary Ruth Martin, Kevin John Mason, Margaret Anne McMahon, Adam Michael Meredith, Atlee T. Mitchell, Jessica Lynn Neiser, Ian Daniel Neises, Brian James Neltner, Lindsay Baker Osterhus, Rebecca Amber Pangallo, Lisa Nicole Patterson, Emma Patricia Ploucha, Elisabeth Blair Pomeroy, Andrew Thomas Poos, Anna Rose Poston, Joshua Joseph Quillen, Michael Joseph Rebholz, Jameson Edward Reed, Lauren A. Riley, Maria Elizabeth Ritter, Maggie Mae Rixson, Brandon Steven Roller, Jenna Leigh Sapsford, Bailey Elizabeth Schneider, David Ross Schuler, Courtney Renee’ Schultz, Devon Jacey Shock, Katharine Marie Snyder, Laura Marie Sparks, Courtney E. Stone, Sarah Elizabeth Suedkamp, Rebekah Ellen Towles, Kimberly M. Trauth, Austin Trentman, Mary Olivia Turner, Randall Wade Vennemann, Chelsea Elizabeth Verst, Dominique Wade, Amanda Lynn Wagner, Mitchell Charles Watts, Adam L. Weinel, Amanda Catherine Wharfield, Kaitlyn Alyssa Wharfield, Tyler Jordan Wilson, Jennifer Ann Winbigler, Alex Michael Wolfe and Parissa Jade Zargar To qualify, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher and must have earned 12 credits or more in that semester.

Campbell students graduate from WKU

The following students graduated from Western Kentucky University this spring: Fort Thomas: Elizabeth J. Geiman, Bachelor of Arts; and Elizabeth M. LaMantia, Master of Science. Southgate: Katherine E. Kinsella, Bachelor of Science.


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Caldwell takes charge of Brossart cross country By James Weber

ALEXANDRIA — On many Sundays, Bishop Brossart High School senior Michael Caldwell will run several miles with friend Zac Holtkamp, a former Mustang standout and current runner at Northern Kentucky University. Caldwell has learned many a lesson from Holtkamp, and is using them to try to build a memorable senior year with the Mustangs. Caldwell started the 2013 cross country season by winning the Ryle Invitational Aug. 31 in Union. He ran the course in 15 minutes, 50.9 seconds, which he said was a personal best though he estimated the course wasn’t a full 5,000 meters. He ran 16:01 in a practice meet Aug. 24 in Centerville, Ohio. Brossart head coach Rob Braun said the 15:50.9 is a school record. “This one might be a little bit short, but I don’t know if it was 13 seconds short,” Caldwell said. “Two miles in, you start to feel the lead in your legs. You start tightening up, especially with how quick all the other guys are going. I just wanted to go out hard and hammer them from the start. I wanted to go out hard. I knew I would have enough, especially with my speed.” Caldwell is the senior leader for Brossart, who returns all five runners who scored in the state meet last year, and only lost one varsity runner overall. “He’s our senior, he’s our leader,” Braun said. “He has a different attitude about the season and he proved that in the summer training, and it showed today. It’s proof to the guys that if you work hard and put your mind to it, you can do anything.” Caldwell, who finished sixth in last year’s Class 1A state meet to help Brossart finish third, has embraced his role as a captain, thanks in large part to guidance from Holtkamp. “I’m used to having some-

Brossart senior Michael Caldwell makes a turn in the last mile of the race as he ran to victory in 15:51. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

body in front of me saying things,” Caldwell said. “He’s a good mentor to me and he set a pretty darn good example for me. I know what I have to do with these guys. He took me under his wing and I’ve got to do the same with these guys.” The Mustangs have been battling injuries and didn’t have all their top runners for the varsity race at Ryle, with several running in the junior varsity race as their first outing of the season. They have time to work into top form for the postseason. While the behemoth known as 11-time defending state champ St. Henry is always on the course trying to stay ahead of the Mustangs, Caldwell and his Brossart teammates are ready to give it their best shot. “The guys who aren’t in the top 10 put a good effort out there and that’s all you can ask for,” Caldwell said. “That’s what Brossart is about, giving it everything you got.” Like much of Northern Kentucky, the Mustangs will be at the Grant County meet Sept. 7 at Sherman Elementary, the same course as regionals. Then, after running at Mason County Sept. 14, Brossart will be in the Campbell County championships Sept. 17.

Campbell County junior Jesse Lamb, 51 left and Nick Sauerbeck, 52, bring down Highlands RB Zach Harris. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Campbell gets ready for business By Adam Turer

ALEXANDRIA — Few football teams in the state have started the season with more hype over their first three games than Campbell County has. After opening a new home stadium, the Camels face two defending state champions. As the team prepares for its second home game of the season, it is looking forward to a week of workmanlike preparation. The Camels gave the raucous home crowd plenty to cheer for in the home opener, shutting down Newport, 27-7, Aug. 23. The evening was the culmination of years of work and excitement that went into building the Campbell County High School Athletic Complex. “The environment was electric,” said Lickert. “Our board and administration did a great job with the dedication and making the opening a big deal. Our fans came out in amazing fashion to support our young men.” In both games so far, the defense has kept Campbell County in the game while the offense started slowly. Some nerves ac-

Campbell County junior Eli Mathews looks for running room. Highlands beat Campbell County 50-8 in football Aug. 30 at Highlands.JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

companied the opener, possibly due to the large crowd in the new 3,750-person capacity stadium. “Our players were probably a little more nervous than usual in the opener because there were so many people there,” said Lickert. “I felt we controlled the game from the start, but kept shooting ourselves in

the foot.” The defense kept the Camels close against Highlands, the winner of six straight state championships. It was a good early-season test for Campbell County, and it happened to come against Lickert’s alma mater. “Playing Highlands really See CAMELS, Page A7



Covington Catholic’s Robert Lilly (5) heads the ball against Campbell County’s Zach Schneider (10) in the first half. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

» Cooper beat Newport Central Catholic 31-22. » Walton-Verona routed Newport 48-13. » Lloyd beat Dayton 63-12. » Bellevue beat Harlan 38-0. Tyler Ackerson threw for 261 yards and three touchdowns, two to Dylan Huff, who had a monster game with six catches for 117 yards and six carries for 115 yards and two more scores on the ground. » Bishop Brossart beat Middletown Christian (Ohio) 21-6. » Highlands beat Campbell County 50-8. Drew Houliston threw for 318 yards and five touchdowns to lead the way for Highlands in the first meeting

between the teams since 2004 and a matchup of Campbell County coach Stephen Lickert, who is a Highlands grad, going up against his former coach at Highlands, Dale Mueller, who moved with two victories of recording 300 career wins. Senior running back Zach Harris accounted for 162 total yards and four touchdowns to help pace the Bluebirds offense. He caught Houliston’s first two touchdown passes and then scored the next two Highlands’ touchdowns on the ground.

Boys soccer

» Bishop Brossart beat Boyd County 6-0 Aug. 27. Bishop Brossart senior midfielder Drew Berkemeyer scored his team’s first three goals en route to his first career varsity hat trick.

» Campbell County lost 6-1 to Covington Catholic Aug. 27. Kory Sterbling had the Camel goal. Campbell County beat Walton-Verona 3-0 Aug. 29 on goals by Grant Thomas, Michael Dumaine and Kory Sterbling. James Wilbers posted the shutout.

Boys golf

» Bellevue beat Villa Madonna 200-226 Aug. 29. Andrew Scott shot a 45 to medal at Devou Park. » Campbell County beat Highlands 176-190 Aug. 28 at Hickory Sticks. Camel teammates Alec Kuper and Tyler Isaacs shared medalist honors with 42. » Highlands beat Dixie Heights 160-182 Aug. 27. JackSee HIGHLIGHTS, Page A7



NKU’s Allison Ponzer (Simon Kenton) reacts after scoring the winning goal in the Norse’s 1-0 win over Tennessee Tech Sept. 1. THANKS TO JEFF MCCURRY/NKU

Ponzer goal validates NKU offensive attack plan By Adam Turer

NCC junior Collin Walker was 26th at the Ryle Invitational Aug. 31. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

NCC, Highlands run well at Ryle Newport Central Catholic finished eighth in the boys competition at the Ryle Invitational in cross country Aug. 31 to start the 2013 season. Collin Walker finished 26th for NewCath and Griffin Jordan 41st. Highlands finished third in the girls race. Molly Mearns was third and Chloe Gastright sixth. Highlands was second in boys with Ethan Shuley fifth and John Michael Griffith ninth.

It took until the 84th minute of the fourth game of the season, but the Norse are on the board. Northern Kentucky University’s women’s soccer team notched its first goal of the season Sept. 1 against Tennessee Tech. The goal, scored by Simon Kenton High School graduate Allison Ponzer, also gave the Norse their first victory of the season. “We’ve been working really hard all year just to get a goal and get our first win,” said Ponzer, a senior midfielder/forward. Ponzer netted the only goal of the match after receiving a pass from senior forward Megan

Frye. It was the first goal Ponzer scored since her sophomore season. As one of the senior leaders on the team, she felt that it was important to give the young squad a boost. “It is good for our girls to get a win and get some confidence,” said Ponzer. The Norse are off to a 1-2-1 start to 2013, after finishing the 2012 season 6-11. This is the program’s second season competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference at the Division I level. After missing on several chances in the first three matches of the season, the pressure began to mount. A lot of that pressure and anxiety was lifted when Ponzer’s ball found the back of the net. “It was a really great feeling,” said Ponzer. “Thank goodness — it

was about time!” The offense has been a major focal point early in the season for the Norse. The defense has been solid, allowing just four goals through the first four games of the year. Sophomore goalie Tanner Ruberg has held her own, posting two shutouts. If Ponzer’s goal breaks the seal and opens the offensive floodgates, the Norse could contend for a conference title. “We have been focused on our offensive attack all year,” said Ponzer. “I feel like now that we finally got that first goal, we’ll get a lot more opportunities and be able to finish.” The Norse travel to Morehead State on Sept. 6, and return home to host Canisius on Sunday, Sept. 8.

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doesn’t have anything to do with it being my alma mater and everything to do with preparing our team for district play and the playoffs,” said Lickert. “They are a team that will exploit your weak-

nesses so that you can later turn them into your strengths.” The stadium should be hopping again Friday night, Sept. 6. The Camels welcome the defending Class 2A state champions, Newport Central Catholic. Without the stadiumopening fanfare, this is the first home game of the year that should feel like

just another football game. “There are a lot less of the extra pre-game activities going on this week so we will be able to get into more of a home game routine,” said head coach Stephen Lickert. “But, we are playing NewCath so it will be an exciting atmosphere and a packed house again.”


son Fardo shot a 36 to medal, and Parker Harris had 39. Highlands beat Scott153-200 Aug. 26, with Harris claiming the medal with a 35. » Newport Central Catholic lost 165-167 to Cooper Aug. 27 at Hickory Sticks. Drew McDonald shot 35 for his second medal.


» Bishop Brossart repeated as 10th Region All “A” champions by beating Robertson County 25-15, 25-12 Aug. 29. » Newport Central Catholic beat Campbell County 25-18, 26-24, 25-17 Aug. 28.

Freedom Trail

» The Florence Freedom announced third baseman Jacob Tanis has been named as the Frontier League’s Most Valuable Player. Tanis, 24, was elected the Morgan Burk Award winner as the MVP by managers, coaches, general managers and members of the league’s media. Through 91 games this season, the Peachtree, Ga., native is fourth in the league with 17 home runs, and leads the league with 72 RBIs. “We’re so excited to honor Jacob as the MVP,” Freedom manager Fran Riordan said. “He has been such a productive player for us both offen-

sively and defensively. He’s a great teammate and one of the most professional young men I’ve ever had the privilege to manage.” The Freedom are trying to make it back-toback seasons with a postseason run. In 2012, the Freedom were league runners-up to the Southern Illinois Miners as the team fell 3-1 in the championship series. Should Tanis and the Freedom clinch another playoff berth, the most likely scenario for the team to play its first home game would be at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium.

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didn’t write these smoking laws. I think the smoking laws wrongfully restrict the liberty interests of business owners and encourage smoking. Here’s how we offer government financial incentives to smokers. Government rules essentially require nonsmokers to pay for a portion of smoker health care costs, whether through Medicare, Medicaid, or insurance cost sharing, at least to some degree. By requiring us to financially subsidize smoking, the government has restricted the liberty interests of nonsmokers. I call smoker health subsidies “secondhand” health care costs. If we don’t like smoking, why are we paying smokers to smoke? A government which shields citizens from the consequences of bad behavior shouldn’t be surprised when the behavior continues. If we are, as some say, living in a “nanny state,” our nanny is being spread way too thin. I heard she was handing out cigarettes the other day. How about some free market-type

solutions? 1. Remove government rules which prohibit employers from preferring nonsmokers over smokers. This would take care of a big part of Kentucky’s problem. A catchy name for the bill would help. We could call it “Smokers Are Not Rosa Parks.” 2. Take all government rules limiting premium costs for smokers off the books. Allow employers and insurers to charge whatever health insurance rates they wish to charge for smokers. The Affordable Care Act does some of this, but we could go further. We could call it “Smoke ‘Em If You Can Afford ‘Em.” 3. If you’re smoking ridiculously high-priced cigarettes, don’t expect us to be legally required to pay for your illnesses through Medicaid. Remove government requirements that we pay – rely on charities. We could call it “You Choose – Tobacco or Free Healthcare.” 4. We’ve got chain smokers with plenty of money and laws which essentially require non-smokers to pay for

their care. Medicare expenditures already far exceed an individual’s contributions to the system. Ease our government-mandated expenditures for smokers. This is a tough one, but they really need to quit. We could call it “Grandma, Don’t Blow Your Second Hand Healthcare Costs In My Face,” or “Grandpa, Don’t Cause Our Medicare Dollars To Go Up In Smoke.” 5. Enhance private initiatives on smoking cessation. Businesses across the commonwealth would be willing to contribute. The nonprofit could be called “Take Our Helping Hand Now, So You Won’t Lose Your Free or Reduced Cost Benefits Later.” By restoring our country’s building blocks of liberty and personal responsibility, we just might truly curb secondhand health care costs.

Rob Hudson is a partner with Frost Brown Todd LLC in Florence. His business and political book "A Better Tomorrow" received the National Runner-Up Award for E-Literature and was recently recognized as a top business book at the New York Book Festival.

How are you feeling about the future? All of us know the phrase, “Survey says…” used by Steve Harvey (and Richard Dawson before him) in the popular TV game show, “Family Feud.” So, let’s play Family Feud today. This will be fun, and it’s all about us. And there will be only four questions. For our survey results we will be using the 2013 survey in which the National Council on Aging, UnitedHealthcare Ken Rechtin and USA ToCOMMUNITY day asked RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST 4,000 U.S. adults, including seniors ages 60 and older, their thoughts on aging. The first question: What percentage of seniors report never exercising? Survey says: Almost 1 in 5 (18 percent) say they never exercise. The United States of Aging Survey finds that while most seniors are not worried about the status of their health today, many are not investing in activities that could help them manage their health for the long term, such as setting personal health goals or exercising. More than half (51 percent) of seniors have not set any specific goals to manage their health in the past

year, and 65 percent of seniors report having at least two chronic health conditions, such as high blood pressure, arthritis and high cholesterol. Second question: What percentage of future seniors plan on using Social Security as their primary source of income? Survey says: Only 23 percent of adults age 18-59 plan to rely primarily on Social Security. According to the survey, most seniors say they are comfortable with their current financial situation, yet a majority express concern about their long-term financial security: more than half (53 percent) of seniors are concerned about whether their savings and income will be sufficient to last the rest of their life. The survey also found generational differences when it comes to retirement. Nearly half (47 percent) of retired seniors currently have access to pensions, and among seniors that are not yet retired, 41 percent plan to rely on Social Security as their primary source of retirement income. The third question: What percentage of adults surveyed feel that their community is adequately prepared for the onslaught of seniors? Survey says: 41 percent of adults ages 18-59 do not believe that their community is

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prepared. This year’s survey finds that both seniors and younger adults think the community they live in could do more to prepare for a booming senior population. Specifically, 26 percent say their community should invest in better public transportation and 23 percent say their city or town should invest more in affordable health care services and housing. The final question: Is

Northern Kentucky prepared for the onslaught of Boomers? Survey says: Oh, sorry, we haven’t done a survey. The survey above only surveyed parts of the country. But, Senior Services of Northern Kentucky believes that the results of the national survey provide interesting insights on seniors’ evolving needs and how we can work at the community level to help prepare America’s seniors to age successfully. SSNK is focused on the needs of area seniors; we are committed to encouraging discussions and building awareness of the importance of aging preparedness in the community. We want to know what you think. As part of this ongoing discussion, Senior Services has posted on its website the national survey results. Be a part of this discussion. You do not need to be old to participate, we will all be part of the “senior” population someday (we hope). Visit and click on the National Survey. Call me at 859-292-7971 or email me at or write to me at SSNK, 1032 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011. Ken Rechtin is the interim executive director of Senior Services of Northern Kentucky.

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT Campbell County Rotary Club

Meeting time: Noon Wednesdays Where: Highland Country Club, 931 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas Contact: Arnd Rehfuss,, 859-635 5088 Description: Rotary welcomes new members who enjoy community service.

Covington/Kenton Lions Club

fourth Thursday of each month; Board meetings, second Thursday of each month Where: General meetings at Madonna Manor Community Center; Board meetings at PeeWee’s Contact: 859-572-2049 Description: The Covington/Kenton Lions Club has been a chartered member of the Lions International for more than 70 years and provides eye examinations and eyeglasses to those who can’t afford them.

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People should stop smoking. I’ve been hearing it since the 1960s when I cajoled my father into quitting. I was 6 years old – at which time he probably realized I was just enough of a pain in the backside to someday become a lawyer. How do we get others to quit? GovernRob Hudson ment probably can’t COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST stop all the COLUMNIST nicotine addictions out there. Can we at least agree that government should not promote smoking or offer special financial benefits to smokers? Here’s how our government promotes smoking. Kentucky and many other states have “civil rights” laws which require employers to hire smokers. Is a smoker like a modern day Rosa Parks? Don’t get hot around the collar about me comparing Ms. Parks, a true civil rights hero, with smokers. I


Independence Lions Club

Meeting time: 6 p.m. first and third Mondays of each month Where: El Jinete, 6477 Taylor Mill Road, Independence Contact: Membership chairperson Website: sites/independence_ky Description: The Independence Lions Club’s primary mission is to provide local eyesight care for those who need help in Independence and

the surrounding area. Additionally, the club works to identify other opportunities to support the community.

Interact Club of Boone County

Meets: Twice monthly, dates vary Where: Scheben library, 8899 U.S. 42, Union Contact: Description: Open to ages 12-18, it is sponsored by Florence Rotary Club. Erica Almquist is new president.

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

When was the last time? When was the last time you picked up your Bible? If it wasn’t today, (or yesterday, or the day before that) you’re not alone. Most of us bring our Bibles to church (maybe) and follow along with the sermon once or twice a week. But what about those of us that aren’t attending church on a regular basis? When are we picking up ours? Why are people choosing not to read what is still the No. 1 bestseller in America? For many of us the answers vary, but the top three are common to most of us: » The Bible isn’t relevant to my situation; it’s outdated. » It’s too hard to understand. » I don’t have time. But what about the issues we face every day? How are we Julie House coping with COMMUNITY the drug-adRECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST dicted family member, the bills that are piling up, the spouse who won’t speak, the job we can’t find, and the kids who are growing up too fast? You don’t have to tell me, I know. I fall into the “been there, done that” category. We relax and unwind on the weekends (and sometimes during the week) to numb the pain. We shop until the stores are closed to forget the bills, and we eat the whole gallon of ice cream to cover up the loneliness. Yet, when the weekend is over, what are we left with? We’re left with a splitting headache, a new credit card bill, and an extra five pounds on the scale. As I said, “I’ve been there, done that.” If you’re looking for a new coping mechanism, might I share with you what that dusty book says about your situation: » “The Lord hears his people when they call out to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” (Psalm 34:17-18) » “In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened; he saved me from all my troubles. (Psalm 34:6) And if you’re wondering if these words can possibly benefit you, let me remind you what the Bible has to say about that. “All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.” In other words, God does not lie, and he does not waste his breath. What he says is important, true and life-changing. So instead of happy hour tonight, how about you just hit the couch with a good book. (And save the headache for when you’re helping the kids with their homework.) Julie House is a resident of Independence, and founder of Equipped Ministries, a Christian-based health and wellness program. She can be reached at 802-8965.

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





Alexandria’s Mayor Bill Rachford and City Council members waved and threw candy from their float in the Alexandria Fair Parade on Aug. 28. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY

Campbell County High School Band’s woodwinds section blew away the crowds along Washington Street during the Alexandria Fair Parade on Aug. 28. AMY SCALF/THE



Parade ends with dash of sprinkles A little rain finishes off Alexandria’s Fair Parade

Six lucky children had it made in the shade during the Alexandria Fair Parade on Aug. 28. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Many children stopped reaching for candy so they could cover their ears from the loud engines and firetruck sirens of the Alexandria Fair Parade. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Trevor Bertram, 6, tossed candy to parade watchers along Alexandria’s Main Street during the Alexandria Fair Parade on Aug. 28. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

The float for Neltner’s Farm of Camp Springs featured fall produce, a hayride and an invitation to its fall festival. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Two-year-old Allison Kuper cheered with her grandmother, Pat Allen of Alexandria, as the Alexandria Fair Parade moved along Main Street. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

The rain didn’t quench the spirit of the Campbell County Camels cheerleaders at the end of the Alexandria Fair Parade on Aug. 28. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

The Alexandria Fair Parade’s Grand Marshall, Jim Davis, rode in style in a bright blue convertible. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, SEPT. 6 Dining Events Newport Elks Fish Fry, 4:307:30 p.m., Newport Elks Lodge, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Dinner includes fish, slaw and choice of fries, onion rings or macaroni and cheese. Beer, wine and soda for dining room. Carryout available. Benefits Newport Elks Lodge 273. $8.50 dinner, $6 sandwich. 859-441-1273. Cold Spring.

Drink Tastings Friday Night in the Aisles Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., Party Source, 95 Riviera Drive, Flight of four wines, free of charge. Ages 21 and up. 859-291-4007; Bellevue.

Festivals MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest, 5-11:30 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, German and American food and entertainment. Free. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. 859-491-0458; Covington.

Holiday - Christmas Saint Nicolas’ Arrival, 6 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Traditional German Saint Nicholas arrives on horseback with goodies for all. Free. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. 859-491-0458; Covington.

Music - Benefits Footlighters’ 50th Anniversary Gala, 7 p.m.-midnight, Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St., Dinner-by-the-bite, drinks, a band with dancing, surprise entertainment, Monte Carlo tables and prizes. Music by Swingtime Band. Benefits Footlighters Inc.. $50 VIP, $20. Reservations required. Presented by Footlighters Inc.. 859-6523849; Newport.

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

SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 Cooking Classes Sushi Rolling and Dining, 7 p.m., Sushi Cincinnati, 130 W. Pike St., Includes training, choice of at least three sushi rolls, BYOB and recipe/product information. $25. Reservations required. 513-335-0297; Covington.

Farmers Market Newport Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Historic Newport Business District, Monmouth Street, Held at 709 Monmouth St. in city parking lot adjacent to Pepper Pod Restaurant. Homegrown fruits, vegetables and annual and perennial flowers. Presented by City of Newport. 859-292-3666. Newport.

Festivals MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest, noon-11:30 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Free. 859-4910458;

Covington. Kentucky Dragon Boat Festival, Paddling for the Pink, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., A.J. Jolly Lake, 1495 Race Track Road, Presented by Kentucky Thorough-Breasts. Benefits Paddling for Cancer Awareness. $650. Presented by The Kentucky Thorough-Breasts. 859-472-2202; Alexandria.

Music - Rock HiFi Wise Guys, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. Through Oct. 11. 859-491-3500. Newport.

Recreation Lovesome Stables Golf Outing, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Hickory Sticks Golf Club, 3812 Painter Road, Includes 18 holes of golf with cart, scramble-best format, lunch cookout at 11:30 a.m. Prime rib dinner follows golf. Silent auction. Benefits Lovesome Stables Equitherapy. $100. Presented by Lovesome Stables Equitherapy. 859-635-4653. Camp Springs.

Special Events Cincinnati ComiCon, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, $50 3-day VIP, $35 3-day, $20 1-day. 513-3254913; Covington.


The 35th annual MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest is Sept. 6-8.FILE PHOTO


Suite 104, Suite 104. Public encouraged to attend. 859-6359587; campbellcd. Alexandria. Tea Party Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Sub Station II, 7905 Dream St., Meet and discuss limited government, free markets and fiscal responsibility. Free. Presented by Grassroots Tea Party of Boone County. 859-586-9207; Florence.


Karaoke and Open Mic

MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest, noon-9 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Free. 859-491-0458; Covington. Carmel Manor Festival, 1-7 p.m., Carmel Manor, 100 Carmel Manor Road, Food, games and prizes. Dinner: $8, $5 ages 11 and under. Major raffle features first prize of $1,000, second prize of $500 and third prize of $250. Free admission. 859-781-5111, ext. 231; Fort Thomas.

Open Mic, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., The Lounge. Awardwinning open mic features singer-songwriters, comedians, marimba players, storytellers and more. Ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Ultimate Gangster Tour, 2 p.m., Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. Fifth St., More in-depth tour expands on Newport’s history. Includes visiting three additional locations not on regular tour. $30. Presented by American Legacy Tours. Through Oct. 26. 859-491-8000; Newport.

Karaoke and Open Mic DJ-led Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Miller’s Fill Inn, 52 Donnermeyer Drive, Free. 859-431-3455; Bellevue.

MONDAY, SEPT. 9 Auditions Bat Boy the Musical, 7-9 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St., Bring 16 bars of a song and sheet music, accompanist provided. Cold readings from the script. Free. Presented by Falcon Theater. Through Sept. 10. 859-655-9140; Newport.

Civic Campbell County Conservation District Meeting, 9-10:30 a.m., Campbell County Conservation District, 8351 E. Main St.,

TUESDAY, SEPT. 10 Auditions Bat Boy the Musical, 7-9 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, Free. 859-655-9140; Newport.

Dining Events Family Night, 6-9 p.m., Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St., Ages 12 and under eat free when adult entree is purchased. Face painting, balloon animals, contests, prizes and more. 859-491-7200; Newport.

concert to community center. Free. Presented by Fort Thomas Recreation Department. 859781-1700; Fort Thomas.

Music - DJ Devout Wax, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., The Lounge. Vinyl night. Margaret and Jonathan spin eclectic wax. Including an all spin-by-request set, bring your own records. Also, local/regional-only set. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-4312201; DevoutWax. Newport.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11 Education EmpowerU, 6-7:30 p.m., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 2718 Dixie Highway, Enter through Fellowship Hall. Attorney Tom Lynch from Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan discusses religious freedom in United States. Free. Presented by Empower U Ohio. 859-992-6615; Crestview Hills.

Karaoke and Open Mic DJ-led Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Miller’s Fill Inn, Free. 859-431-3455; Bellevue.

Music - Cabaret

Open Jam, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Miller’s Fill Inn, 52 Donnermeyer Drive, Free. 859-431-3455; Bellevue.

Pompilios’ 80th Anniversary, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Pompilios Restaurant, 600 Washington Ave., Don Fangman sings Frank Sinatra and other artists. Buffet available. Free. Presented by Pompilio’s Restaurant. 859-5813065. Newport Historic District.

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Fort Thomas Summer Series, 7 p.m. Cincinnati Metroplitan Orchestra., Tower Park, 950 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Amphitheater. Bring seating. Rain moves

DivorceCare Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m., Florence United Methodist Church, 8585 Old Toll Road, Those suffering from experiencing separation or

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Kentucky artist Ken Page opens his latest exhibition, Artist At Work, Sept. 6 at the York Street Cafe Gallery, 738 York St., Newport. The solo exhibition will feature works depicting artists mastering their craft and runs through Oct. 25. THANKS TO SHANNAN BOYER

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 12 Dining Events Italian Night with Sinatra on the River, 5-8 p.m., Queen City Riverboats Cruises, 303 Dodd Drive, Two-hour cruise on Queen City Clipper. All-you-caneat buffet featuring Italian food by Buona Vita Pizzeria Catering. $55. Reservations required. 859-292-8687; Dayton, Ky.

Music - Cabaret Don Fangman, 6:30-9 p.m., Knotty Pine On The Bayou, 6302 Licking Pike, Don Fangman sings Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Michael Buble and Andrea Bocelli. Free. 859-781-2200. Cold Spring.

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Original Hillbilly Thursdays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., The Lounge. Country, bluegrass, Americana and old fashioned hillbilly music. Different artist each week. Includes 50 cents off Jack Daniels. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Music - World Alpen Echos, 7:30-11 p.m., Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St., Free. 859-491-7200; Newport.

Recreation Aerial Fitness, 6-7 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Work on core body strength and endurance and use aerial equipment for workout. Rigorous course suitable for all fitness levels. Ages 18 and up. $15. Presented by Cincinnati Circus Company. 513-921-5454; Newport.

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Easy lasagna, healthy homemade power bars

When my kids were young our lives were busy, but nowhere near how busy their lives are now that they’re grown with families of their own. The requests I’ve gotten this week tell me a lot of Rita you are in Heikenfeld the same RITA’S KITCHEN situation. Readers want easy main dishes (pasta being the most popular) and healthy snacks. So here are two of my favorites.

Sausage lasagna using uncooked noodles For Darren, a Western Hills reader who saw a sausage lasagna recipe in a magazine at the doctor’s office. He said: “It called for uncooked noodles. I didn’t want to tear the recipe out, but it looked so good.” Here’s one from my files. There are special “no-cook” lasagna noodles you can buy. Leftovers can be frozen and microwaved to reheat. 1 pound favorite sausage 26-32 oz. favorite pasta sauce 3 ⁄4 cup water 2 eggs, beaten lightly 11⁄2 pounds (24 oz.) cottage cheese 1 ⁄2 cup Parmesan 1 ⁄2 teaspoon each: garlic powder, dried basil and oregano 9 uncooked lasagna noodles 3 cups mozzarella

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook sausage. Drain. Stir in sauce and water. Simmer 10 minutes. Combine eggs, cottage cheese, Parmesan and seasonings. Spread 1⁄2 cup meat sauce into sprayed 13-inch by 9-inch pan. Layer with three noodles, a third of cheese mixture, meat sauce and mozzarella. Repeat twice. Cover and bake 45 minutes. Uncover, bake 10 minutes longer or until noodles are tender. Let stand 15 minutes before

Rita’s sausage lasagna recipe features no-cook lasagna noodles.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

serving. Tip: Use a combo of beef and sausage, all beef or turkey sausage.

No-bake grain/gluten-free power bars Daughter-in-law Jess found this on the Joyful Abode site. This is a protein-packed bar for kids and adults alike. Great for packing into kids’ lunch boxes, too and I like the fact that they’re grain/ gluten free. I can never eat just one. I renamed the recipe to fit my slight adaptation. Check out Joyful site for step-bystep photos and my blog for more power bar recipes. 21⁄2 cups favorite nuts and seeds (I used mixed nuts, flax and hemp seeds) 1 cup dried fruit (I used dried Michigan cherries, chopped) 2 cups shredded coconut 1 ⁄4 cup coconut oil 1 ⁄2 cup honey (I used raw honey) 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt Cinnamon to taste

Roughly chop 1 cup of nuts and seeds. Place in bowl. Process remaining nuts and seeds in processor, or by hand, to make a finer chop. Add to bowl. Add fruit and coconut. Pour oil, honey, vanilla, salt and cinnamon in pan and, over low heat, cook until it boils gently, then pour over fruit mixture and blend. Pour into

sprayed 13-inch by 9-inch pan that has been lined with sprayed foil or parchment. Press mixture evenly into pan. Press real hard so mixture sticks together. Put plastic wrap on top to make pressing down easier. Cool completely and cut into bars. Can be frozen up to three months.

fit from diluted fruit juice (make sure it’s got 100 percent vitamin C). It’s easier to digest, will hydrate and provide energy. Use at least twice as much water as is recommended on label.

Saving tomato and other seeds: On my Abouteating YouTube channel at Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an

herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Don’t have coconut oil, which is a healthy oil? I believe a vegetable or olive oil will work, it just won’t have that extra element of flavor.

Tips from readers’ kitchens

From reader MaryAnn G. regarding the roasted tomatoes recipes: “I roasted several per your directions and raided my herb garden for basil, rosemary and oregano. After roasting I let them cool and removed the skin. After chopping them slightly, I tossed them (along with the delicious tomato broth) with some spinach tortellini and bacon. It made an amazing meal.”

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er herself, she is very excited about this event. “It’s advantageous for Bellevue, but it’s also really important for people to understand that there are tons and tons of animals out there in shelters and rescues who need loving homes,” she said. “Also, hopefully this raises awareness of the magnitude of the animal population problem and the importance of spay and neutering.” Lori Wright, vice president for Save Our Shelter Dogs Rescue, has attended the pet-friendly Shop Bellevue for the last four years. She said it is good for both the city and animals.

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Not a new start for Turfway starter Long-time assistant starter Larry McGlasson is now the starter at Turfway Park. McGlasson, 61, replaces Steve Peterman, who was Turfway’s starter for seven years before moving to Calder Race Course in Florida. McGlasson brings 27 years of experience on the starting gate to his new role, but his skill with horses reaches back decades earlier. He started by galloping horses on the family farm, Lakeview Farm in Hebron, Ky. For about 10 years, beginning in the mid-1970s, he trained racehorses, many


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BY: The City of Bellevue, Kentucky TIME: Until 3:00 pm, Local Time September 12, 2013 PROJECT: Lincoln Road Micro-Surfacing for the City of Bellevue, Kentucky LOCATION: City Building, 616 Poplar Street As set forth in Contract Documents. Immediately following scheduled closing time for reception, proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud. 2.00 Unit Prices will be received for various items pertaining to asphalt pavement repair and micro-surfacing. 3.00 Bidders may have as many as two sets of Contract Documents which are available from the City of Bellevue upon deposit of $25.00 per set. Deposit is not refundable. Additional information included in Instructions to Bidders. 4.00 A Bid Bond or certified check, payable to the Owner in the amount of not less than 10% of the Proposal amount including all alternates shall be submitted at the time of bid. Failure to submit shall be cause for disqualification. 5.00 Apparent low Bidder shall be required to secure performance of Contract with Performance and Payment Bond in amount of 100% of Contract Sum. 6.00 No Bidder may withdraw bid for period of sixty days after bid opening. 7.00 Bidders shall be required to comply with Executive Order No. 11246 and Amendments regarding Equal Employment Opportunity. 8.00 Owner reserves right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities. Signed: Mary H. Scott City Clerk City of Bellevue 616 Poplar Street Bellevue, Kentucky 41073

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Notice to Bid The Campbell County Fiscal Court will accept sealed bids for Cart Path Replacement at A.J. Jolly Golf Course. Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 AM prevailing time on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 and opened publicly at the at time that Campbell County Administration Building, Monmouth 1098 S t r e e t, C o n f e r e n ce Room 137, Newport, Contact KY 41071. Terry Jolly, A.J. Jolly Golf Course Professional, at (859)6352106 to schedule an a for appointment mandatory site visit and to obtain a bid w /specifi packet cations. A bid packet can also be obtained Matt contacting by Elberfeld, County Finance Director, 859547-1826 or by visiting the County’s website: www.campbell This project must be completed by November 1, 2013. Firm pricing is required for all bids. Reciprocal preference for Kentucky resident bidders as KRS in described 45A.490-494 shall be applied in accordance with 200 KAR 5:400. Campbell County Fiscal Court reserves the right to reject any and all bids. 1777913 To place your BINGO ad call 513.242.4000

SUMMARY OF BOND ORDINANCE AND NOTICE OF INTENDED ENACTMENT OF BOND ORDINANCE The Campbell County Fiscal Court, at a meeting to be held on September 19, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the Fiscal Court Chambers, Campbell County Administration Building, 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071, proposes to give second reading to, and enact, the following ordinance: AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF CAMPBELL, KENTUCKY AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS, IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $9,105,000 (WHICH AMOUNT MAY BE DECREASED AS NECESSARY) TO REFUND IN ADVANCE OF MATURITY A PORTION OF THE OUTSTANDING PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF COUNTY OF CAMPBELL, KENTUCKY GENERAL OBLIGATION PUBLIC PROJECT BONDS, SERIES 2006, THE PROCEEDS OF WHICH WERE USED TO PERMANENTLY FINANCE THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION OF A DETENTION FACILITY AND RESTRICTED CUSTODY CENTER AND THE ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY; APPROVING THE FORM OF BONDS; AUTHORIZING DESIGNATED OFFICERS TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER THE BONDS; PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT AND SECURITY OF THE BONDS; CREATING A BOND PAYMENT FUND; AUTHORIZING AN ESCROW TRUST AGREEMENT; MAINTAINING THE HERETOFORE CREATED SINKING FUND; AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF THE BID OF THE BOND PURCHAS ER FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE BONDS; AND REPEALING INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES. This Ordinance sets forth general rules, regulations and conditions for the issuance of general obligation bonds by the County of Campbell, Kentucky (the "County") in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $9,105,000 (the "Bonds") for the purpose of (i) refunding in advance of maturity a portion of the outstanding County of Campbell, Kentucky General Obligation Public Project Bonds, Series 2006 (the "Prior Bonds") and (ii) paying the costs of issuing the Bonds. Provisions are made for the authorization and issuance of the Bonds; for the application of the proceeds of the Bonds; for the establishment of a Bond Payment Fund and maintenance of the previously established Sinking Fund; and for certain covenants of the County with respect to the Bonds. The Bonds are to be sold at public, competitive sale, and shall mature, or be subject to mandatory sinking fund redemption, in varying amounts in each of the years 2014 through 2025. The Bonds pledge the full faith and credit of the County and provision is made for the collection of a tax to pay the principal of, and interest on the Bonds, subject to certain credits, as provided in Section 7 of the ordinance. As required by KRS 83A.060, the following Section 7 of the Ordinance is set forth in its entirety: "Section 7 -- General Obligation; Maintenance of Sinking Fund. The Bonds shall be full general obligations of the County and, for the payment of said Bonds and the interest thereon, the full faith, credit and revenue of the County are hereby pledged for the prompt payment thereof. During the period the Bonds are outstanding, there shall be and there hereby is levied on all the taxable property in the County, in addition to all other taxes, without limitation as to rate, a direct tax annually in an amount sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the Bonds when and as due, it being hereby found and determined that current tax rates are within all applicable limitations. Said tax shall be and is hereby ordered computed, certified, levied and extended upon the tax duplicate and collected by the same officers in the same manner and at the same time that taxes for general purposes for each of said years are certified, extended and collected. Said tax shall be placed before and in preference to all other items and for the full amount thereof provided, however, that in each year to the extent that the other lawfully available funds of the County are available for the payment of the Bonds and are appropriated for such purpose, the amount of such direct tax upon all of the taxable property in the County shall be reduced by the amount of such other funds so available and appropriated. There has previously been established a sinking fund with the County in accordance with the requirements of the Act (the "Sinking Fund"), which is hereby ordered to be continued and maintained so long as any Bonds are outstanding. The funds derived from said tax levy hereby required or other lawfully available funds shall be placed in the Sinking Fund and, together with interest collected on the same, are irrevocably pledged for the payment of the interest on and principal of all bonds issued under the Act and Tax-Supported Leases, as defined in the Act, when and as the same fall due. Amounts shall be transferred from the Sinking Fund to the Bond Payment Fund at the times and in the amounts required by Section 6 hereof." Reference is hereby made to the full text of the Ordinance, a copy of which is on file at the offices of the Fiscal Court Clerk, for a complete statement of its provisions and terms. /s/ Paula Spicer, Fiscal Court Clerk, County of Campbell, Kentucky The undersigned Attorney at Law, licensed to practice in Kentucky, hereby certifies that the foregoing title summary of a proposed ordinance of the County of Campbell, Kentucky, was prepared by the undersigned and constitutes a general summary of essential provisions of said Ordinance, reference to the full text of which Ordinance is hereby made for a complete statement of its provisions and terms. /s/ Dirk M. Bedarff Peck, Shaffer & Williams LLP 50 East RiverCenter Boulevard, Suite 1150 Covington, Kentucky 41011


they pulled me out,” McGlasson recalled. “This is a ‘we’ process,” he said. “A starter’s only as good as the guys working with him. An assistant starter’s ability to understand a horse’s body language and react to it instantaneously is crucial to safety and a fair start. And the best riders have God’s gift of a sixth sense – they can anticipate when a horse is about to do something.” A fair start protects not only the horses, jockeys, and gate crew but also the investment of time and money by the horses’ owners and trainers and the wagering public. With so much riding on the split second the gate opens, the starter also works during training hours to certify that horses are able to stand quietly in the gate while the field is loaded and break cleanly when the

doors open. Until a horse earns its “gate card,” it is not allowed to race. McGlasson supervises schooling in the gate at Turfway Tuesday through Saturday from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. – about 30 horses per day on average. Although horses of any age may school on any given day, McGlasson especially noted the teamwork required to gate train young horses, who begin their lessons at the track as young as two years old. “I enjoy working with the babies, teaching them their manners,” he said. “You have to reward them when they’re good and let them know when they’re not. You have to be able to read the difference between fear and attitude. The horse will tell you when he’s ready for the next step. I’m very fortunate that the guys schooling horses with me this summer at Turfway had good teachers. I’m also fortunate to have a good relationship with the trainers. “I like the atmosphere here (during Turfway’s off-season),” he continued. “For babies, it’s quieter than a track during a live meet, and we can take the time we need.” When he’s not working with racehorses, McGlasson operates his family’s business, Northern Kentucky Lakeview Farm, a thriving truck farm now in its fourth generation. His wife, Maggy, is a veterinarian who specializes in dressage horses and owns Lipazzaners. The couple has 19-year-old twins, Michael and Molly.

YPs honored with leadership awards Community Recorder

The winners

LEGACY, an organization for young professionals in the area, recently announced the winners of the fourth annual Next Generation Leader Awards. The awards salute the area’s top young professionals for their professional achievement, community impact and leadership.

Business and financial services: Jessica Rawe of Adams, Stepner, Woltermann and Dusing Communication, marketing and sales: Allison Schroeder of Sunrise Advertising Community and social services: Megan Folkerth of Northern Kentucky Health Department Design and construction: Stephen Spaulding of Turner Construction Co. Education: Stephanie Tewes of Covington Latin School Government and public affairs: Chris McDaniel, Kentucky state senator, 23rd District Manufacturing, technology and sciences: Corey Clark of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America Medical and healthcare services: Donna Parsons of St. Elizabeth Healthcare The Next Generation Leader Awards were open to individuals ages 21-40 who live or work in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area. Applicants were judged by a selection committee comprised of a diverse group of community leaders and industry experts within each of the eight categories, and narrowed down to 24 finalists. For more information about LEGACY, visit, or call Stacy Tapke at 859380-7249.

Legal Notice The Newport Board of Adjustments will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 19, 2013 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-13-07 The applicant is requesting a 4’ height variance to construct a singlefamily home on the property located at 1120 Park Avenue, Newport, KY 41071 Requested by: Michael Chilelli II Inquiries regarding this public hearing should be addressed to: J. Gregory Tulley AICP Planning and DevelopmentDirector City of Newport 998 Monmouth Street Newport,Kentucky 41071 859-292-3637 1001777444



DEATHS Robert Collins Robert J. Collins, 69, formerly of Newport, died Aug. 21, 2013. He retired from the Navy after 29 years of service, was a private pilot, president of the Aviation Crime Prevention Institute for the past 30 years, and enjoyed playing at local jams on his guitar and taking photos for the church, family and friends. Survivors include his son, Bradley Collins, and wife, Elaine Collins.

Leta Crittendon Leta “Nell” Crittendon, 76, of Cold Spring, died Aug. 25, 2013, at her residence. She was the former owner of Eastside Grocery in Covington and Bellevue Carry Out in Bellevue, and was retired from API Printers in Dayton, Ky. Her grandchild, Ryan Booth, died previously. Survivors include her children, Jim Booth, Kim Shockey and Mike Crittendon; longtime companion, Garland Wiles; sisters, Jeanette Huff, Edith Hill and Reba Fahlbusch; brother, Frank Crabtree; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

James Gillum James Ollie Gillum, 54, of Highland Heights, died Aug. 28, 2013, at the St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He worked for Fidelity Investment, was a talented bass player, and attended New Macedonia Old Regular Baptist Church.

Survivors include his fiance, Pat Wilson; daughters, Nedra Gillum and Ciarrah Louis; brother, Charles Gillum; and two grandchildren. His daughter, Jimea Louis, and brother, Richard Lee Gillum, died previously. Burial was at Peach Grove Cemetery.

Robert Hofstetter

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Robert G. Hofstetter, 72, of Grants Lick, died Aug. 26, 2013. He was retired from NuMaid Margarine, member of the Delizards Social Club and the Campbell County Bow Hunters, volunteered at the Southern Campbell Fire Department, was known for his Saturday side jobs when he butchered beef and mowed lawns, and enjoyed hunting, coaching softball, quad riding, working on the farm and painting. His wife, Jackie Hofstetter; and brothers, Bill, Eddie and Larry Hofstetter, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Phila Jackson of Killeen, Texas, Beverly Klein of Alexandria, and Robin Hofstetter of Covington; sisters, Carolyn Hellmann and Marilyn Gilbert; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was at Flour Creek Cemetery in Butler. Memorials: Robert Hofstetter Memorial Fund, care of any Bank of Kentucky location, or mail to 9932 Barrs Branch Road, Alexandria, KY 41001. The fund benefits the activities program at Liberty of Riverside Nursing Home.

Florence, died Aug. 24, 2013, at his residence. He was a retired set-up operator for Hunt Lit-ning, and was an avid fisherman who also enjoyed playing cards and spending time with family. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Hurst of Florence; sons, James Hurst Jr. of Columbus, Ohio, Timothy Hurst of Columbus, Ohio, James Borders of Lexington, and Scott Borders of Covington; daughter; Dorothy Kimes of Delaware, Ohio; brother, Richard Hurst of Florence; sisters, Shirley Martin of Alexandria, and Barbara Thomas of Crittenden; and 15 grandchildren. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill. Memorials: House of Deliverance Church, 626 Washington Ave., Newport, KY 41071.

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Leroy Keeton Jr., 67, of Burnside, formerly of Newport and Taylor Mill, died Aug. 2, 2013, at his residence. He retired after 32 years as a plant manager for a resistor manufacturing company in Northern Kentucky, and was a truck driver for Tri B Trucking, attended Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Herald Keeton; daughter, Lori Clark; son, Duane Scott Keeton; and six grandchildren. Memorials: American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge, 1500 College Way, Lexington, KY 40502.


Sister Ann Mary Russell Sister Ann Mary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus “Pamela” Russell, FDM, 50, of Covington, died Aug. 25, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She entered the Franciscan Daughters of Mary on May 24, 2008 and served at the Rose Garden Home Mission in Covington since 2007. Her sister, Sherry, died previously. Survivors include her son, William Russell of Covington; daughter, Anna Virginia Russell of Newport; siblings, Sandy, Terry, Kimberly and Karen; and three grandchildren. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery in Covington. Memorials: Rose Garden Home Mission, P.O. Box 122070, Covington, KY 41012.

Lena Short Lena Awanna Short, of Alexandria, died Aug. 22, 2013. She was a homemaker and

POLICE REPORTS BELLEVUE Arrests/citations Lee L. Pembroke, 54, disorderly conduct, Aug. 26. Destanie D. Widener, 33, suspended license, rear license not illuminated, Aug. 25. Leandra M. Marcum, 35, improper equipment, suspended license, no insurance card. Brenton L. McCarthy, no age given, reckless driving, suspended license, failure to wear safety belt. Brandy N. Griffins, 30, following other vehicle too closely, possession of alcoholic beverage, failure to maintain registration, driving under the influence, Aug. 23.

Jason A. Hacker, 33, inadequate silencer, rear license not illuminated, no operators moped license. Christopher S. Mayberry, 30, failure to ear safety belt, failure to maintain insurance. Cassandra R. Mays, 23, disorderly conduct. Cody Leemicahel Bowden, 18, theft. Stacy L. Reed, 26, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, Aug. 23. Christopher T. Robbers, 45, failure of non-owner property to maintain registration, insurance. Jonathan Senteno, 21, no seat belt, no license. Robert N. Walker, 23, no naviga-

COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY Rebecca Herald, whose mailing address is 701 Chateaugay, Alexandria, (Campbell County), Kentucky, 41001, hereby declares intention to apply for a Campbell County, Kentucky, Permit to Operate a Place of Entertainment. The business to be issued the Permit is located at 796 W. Miller Road, Alexandria, Kentucky 41001, doing business as Boondock’s Bar and Grill. Any person, association, corporation, or body politic may protest the granting of the permit by writing to the Campbell County Judge/Executive Honorable Steve Pendery at 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071, on or before considera tion of the permit at a public hearing to be held Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 5:30 p.m., at the Campbell County Administration Building, 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky. I, Paula Spicer, Clerk of the Campbell County Fiscal Court, hereby certify that this notice was prepared by me at the direction of the Campbell County Fiscal Court. /s/___________ Paula K. Spicer, Fiscal Court Clerk 78010 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS The City of Wilder, KY will receive bids Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the City Building, 520 Licking Pike, Wilder, KY 41071 for the reconstruction of Langview Drive. The project consists of 2,405 SY of 8" concrete pavement and other appurtenan ces. Plans and specifications may be obtained from the the office of the City engineer, 466 Erlanger Road, Erlanger, KY 41018 for a cost of $75.00 each set. There is an additional charge of $15.00 for mailing and handling each set if necessary. The City will evaluate all submitted bids in accordance with resident bidder preferences pursuant to KRS 45A.490-494." The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Signed: /s/ Tracy Herald, City Clerk 7970

Rebecca S. Newman, 33, 218 E. 18th St., warrant at 80 Lumley Ave., Aug. 28. Randall A. Brubaker, 29, 301 6Th Ave., Unit 1, warrant at North Fort Thomas Ave., Aug. 29. Justin C. Meyer, 24, 31-1 Fox Chase Drive, warrant at 118 North Fort Thomas Ave., Aug. 23.

tion lights, no insurance card, suspended license, driving under the influence. Sid Ahmed A. Saio, 34, one headlight, rear license not illuminated, no safety belts, no registration plates.

FORT THOMAS Arrests/citations

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to KRS 132.027, the City of Southgate will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 6:00 pm at the Southgate City Building, 122 Electric Ave, Southgate KY regarding the proposed 2013 Tax Rates on Real Property. Please alert the City Clerk @ 859-331-0075 by no later than Wednesday 9/11, at 3:30 p.m. if access assistance is required. As required by state law, this Notice includes the following information: Rate Revenue $827,091.00 .0487 Rate for 2012-2013 $858,533.00 .0510 Proposed Rate for 2013-2014 $843,382.00 CompensatingRate for 2013-2014 .0501 Revenue expected $36,331.00






Revenue in excess of previous year’s revenue will be allocated to the General Fund of the City of Southgate for services including, but not limited to, administration, public safety, and public works. THE KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS REQUIRED PUBLICATION OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT AND THE INFORMA1777447 TION CONTAINED HEREIN. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to KRS 132.027, the City of Bellevue will hold its public hearing on the 11th day of September 2013 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 2013-2014 Fiscal Year. As required by law,


Tax Rate (Per $100.00 of Assessed Value)

Preceding Year’s Rate & Revenue Generated

.273 (Real) .287 (Personal)

$ 969,758. $ 86,113.

Tax Rate Proposed & Revenue Expected

.290 (Real) .354 (Personal)

$1,023,844. $ 91,103.

Compensating Rate & Revenue Expected

.263 (Real) .276 (Personal)

$ 934,236. $ 82,679.

Expected Revenue Generated from New Property


Expected Revenue Generated from Personal Property


none $


The City of Bellevue proposes to exceed the compensating tax rate by levying a real property tax rate of .290 (per $100.00 of assessed value) and a personal property tax rate of .354 (per $100.00 of assessed value). The excess revenue generated will be utilized for the following purposes: General Fund for governmental purposes THE KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS REQUIRED PUBLICATION OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. Edward Riehl, Mayor City of Bellevue Publication dates:

August 22, 2013 August 29, 2013


loved cooking and her family. Her husband, Charles Delbert Short, died previously. Survivors include her sister, Florence Kinney of Crestview Hills; sons, Steve of Melbourne, Jerry of California, Ky., Phil of Falmouth, Robert, Roger and Fred of Alexandria; daughter, Lalla Marie of Alexandria; seven grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. Burial will be held at Mount Gilead Cemetery in California, Ky.

Robert Webster Robert Elwood Webster, 86, of Fort Thomas, died Aug. 26, 2013, at Highlandspring of Fort Thomas. He was a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service,

member of the Letter Carriers Union, Navy veteran of World War II, and past member of the Robert Burns Masonic Lodge in Newport. His brother, William Webster, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Roberta Schultz of Wilder, Violet Rae Webster of Fort Thomas, and Rosanne Singleton of Cold Spring; first wife, Louise Stephens Webster of Fort Thomas; sister, Patricia King of California, Ky.; and seven grandchildren. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: Wood Hudson Cancer Research, 931 Isabella St., Newport, KY 41071.

ORDINANCE NO. O-13-2013 AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE IMPOSITION, LEVY, COLLECTION, AND APPORTIONMENT OF THE TAXES OF THE CITY OF FORT THOMAS, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, FOR THE YEAR 2013; AND FIXING THE TAX RATE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF FORT THOMAS, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY: SECTION I That for the year 2013 there is hereby imposed, levied and ordered to be collected as taxes of the City of Fort Thomas, Campbell County, Kentucky, the sum of $0.372 upon each one hundred dollars ($100.00) valuation of the real property and $0.372 upon each one hundred dollars ($100.00) valuation of personal property and mixed property and $0.3971 upon each one hundred dollars ($100.00) valuation of motor vehicles subject to taxation within the corporate limits of said City, as assessed, corrected, and returned, according to law, for said year, and $0.372 upon each one hundred dollars ($100.00) valuation of all franchise valuations as assessed and returned according to law for said year, to be used for defraying the current and incidental expenses of city government. SECTION II The tax bills shall be made out, on behalf of the City Clerk, in accordance with the assessed valuation for the year 2013 as finally completed and reported to the Board of Council, and in accordance with the valuation as certified by the State Tax Commission of the Commonwealth of Kentucky as provided by law. The tax bills shall be printed in proper form to show clearly and fully the year in which the taxes are collected, the names of the owner(s) of the property, a brief description of the property, the rate of taxation for the various funds, the total amount due, and such other information as may be necessary in order to give a clear and complete statement to the taxpayer. The tax bills shall be substantially bound in book form with proper stubs, and the City Clerk shall sign and deliver the bills to the City Treasurer and shall take a receipt from the City Treasurer showing the total number of bills turned over to the City Treasurer and the aggregate amount thereof. SECTION III The taxes herein fixed and levied shall be due and payable at the Office of the City Treasurer, at the City Building, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky 41075 or Post Office Box 75402, on the date in which the Ordinance is published and becomes effective. SECTION IV All bills not paid or postmarked by October 31, 2013, shall be delinquent and shall be stamped by the City Treasurer with the word "Delinquent" and shall be turned over to the City Clerk, together with a complete statement to the Board of Council of the total amount of the bills not collected. Upon each unpaid tax bill, a penalty of five percent (5%) of the amount of the total bill shall be added. The City Treasurer shall collect said unpaid bills with said five percent (5%) penalty added, and interest at the rate of eight percent (8%) per annum until paid, on the amount of the tax and waste fee. The City Treasurer shall make a full and complete settlement with the Board of Council and the Board of Education of the City of Fort Thomas at the meetings of said respective Boards in January, 2014, of all tax bills placed in his hands for collection for the year 2013, and shall furnish said Boards a list of Delinquents and insolvents. He shall, at the first Regular meeting of the Board of Council in January, 2014, deliver to the City Clerk all unpaid bills in his hands and the City Clerk shall add to and enter upon each of said bills an additional penalty of ten percent (10%) of the amount of the total bill, and shall redeliver said unpaid bills to the City Treasurer and take a receipt therefore. The City Treasurer shall then proceed to collect the said bills, with a total penalty of fifteen percent (15%) of said tax and waste fees added hereto as herein before provided, and interest from the first day of November, 2013, until paid, until further directed by the Board of Council, and as said amounts are collected, shall deposit them in the General Fund of the City of Fort Thomas to be apportioned and paid into the respective funds for which levied. SECTION V There is hereby imposed, levied and ordered to be collected a penalty of five percent (5%) upon all 2013 tax and waste fees not paid or postmarked by October 31, 2013, and an additional penalty of ten percent (10%) making a total of fifteen percent (15%) upon all 2013 tax and waste fees not paid or postmarked by January 1, 2014, which shall bear interest at the rate of eight percent (8%) per annum from November 1, 2013, until paid. In the event that a delinquent tax bill is referred to the City Attorney for collection, legal action will be initiated to collect the delinquent tax, interest, and penalty levied thereof, and the costs associated with collection, including but not limited to court costs, filing fees, and attorney fees. SECTION VI The City of Fort Thomas has a lien upon the property assessed for the tax and waste fees levied thereon and special assessments pursuant to the terms hereof, and all penalties, interest, fees, commission, charges, and other expenses, including court costs and attorneys fees incurred by reason of delinquency in payment of the tax bill or in the process of collecting such bill and such a lien has a priority over all other obligations or liabilities for which the property is liable. SECTION VII This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval, and publication as required by law. APPROVED: __________________ Mary H. Brown, Mayor First Reading: August 26, 2013 ADOPTED: September 3, 2013 Published: September 5, 2013 and September 12, 2013 ATTEST: _____________________ Melissa K. Kelly, City Clerk




Vent Haven presents Double Talk Event serves as fundraiser and outreach project By Melissa Stewart

FORT MITCHELL — You see two personalities on the stage. You hear two voices. In ventriloquism, however, there’s really only one living being on the stage and they’re the only one talking. Yet, your eyes and ears are fooled, said ventriloquist Tom Ladshaw of Taylor Mill. “It’s also a bit of magic.

What you see is an illusion, but it’s not just visual, it’s an audio illusion,” he said. “The secret is that the ears are easily deceived.” Ladshaw, a member of the board of advisers of the Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell, has been dabbling in the art of ventriloquism for 48 years. He started when only 5 years old. “Ventriloquism evokes in everyone a little bit of their childhood. It’s one of those things that’s just in our DNA,” Ladshaw said. “We respond to a puppet, an inanimate object that has life breathed into it.

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It’s like the classic tale ‘Pinocchio,’ we want that puppet to come to life.” According to Ladshaw, Vent Haven is focused on preserving and educating the public on these qualities of ventriloquism. The museum’s caretakers are reaching out to the community next month by hosting Double Talk 2013, a family-friendly show featuring ventriloquist Ronn Lucas. The show will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept.15, at the Notre Dame Academy Performing Arts Center, 1699 Hilton Drive, Park Hills. Lucas mixes stand-up comedy, improvisation and audience interaction with “astonishing” voice gymnastics, Ladshaw explained. He has appeared on and starred in national TV programs including The “Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “L.A. Law” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” “He is one of those guys that is capable of connecting with every member of the audience,” said Ladshaw, producer of Double Talk. “Whether you’re 5 years old seeing your first show or a senior

Tom Ladshaw, a ventriloquist and member of the board of advisers of Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell. Ladshaw is producing the museum’s second annual Double Talk featuring Ronn Lucas. FILE PHOTO

Ventriloquist Ronn Lucas will perform during Vent Haven Museum’s Double Talk 2013. SUBMITTED PHOTO

An area of the Vent Haven Museum pays homage to Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. FILE PHOTO

“Vent Haven is really a treasure, the only one of its kind in the world,” Sweasy said. The museum houses more than 700 figures, thousands of photographs and playbills, and a library of books, some of which date back to the 1700s. It all started with founder William Shakespeare better known as W.S. Berger. Berger was a collector of ventriloquist memorabilia. In 1973, his collection went public

citizen, you’ll enjoy his performance. He gets right to the heart of the art form – he goes for the funny bone and touches the heart.” The show will serve two purposes, according to Lisa Sweasy, another member of the museum’s board of directors. The event serves as a fundraiser for Vent Haven, as a way to promote the art of ventriloquism to locals and as a way to raise awareness of the museum.

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with the opening of the museum. The museum, living up to its name, is a haven for ventriloquists around the world, especially during the annual international ConVENTion that gathers more than 400 ventriloquists. Between 900 and 1,200 people visit Vent Haven each year. However, “locally, not a lot of people come,” Sweasy said. She and Ladshaw are hoping this event, the second annual Double Talk, will change that. “There’s this feeling that just comes over you when you walk in the museum,” Ladshaw said. “I’ve been going for years and it still happens to me. The museum offers an intimate connection. You don’t just learn about the ventriloquist, their puppet, and their act, but who they were and what they were about.”

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