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Volume 31, Number 33 © 2009 The Community Recorder ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Developed versus green


St. Thomas School’s junior high science teacher is taking her students out of the classroom and into the real world. Laura Dennemann, who has been teaching at the school since 2006, recently received the honor of being an ING Unsung Hero, earning her a $2,000 check to fund her science class project, called Probing Science. The project is meant to compare and contrast the affects of developed space versus green space when it comes to temperature, water and living organisms using sensors, software and notebook computers to conduct experiments. LIFE, B1

Help from the Eagles

With the help of a volunteer wing of the Bellevue Eagles, Loretta Smallwood’s hopes were lifted up as 23 members of the nonprofit group spent two days renovating her home. The Eagles spent all day Saturday, Sept. 19 and part of Sunday, Sept. 20, putting a new roof over Smallwood’s front porch, sealing the remaining roof of her home against water leaks, installing a new front door, performing electrical work, and building new railings along stairways. “This is something that you see on TV, but never in my life did I think it would come onto my doorstep,” Smallwood said. NEWS, A2

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Getting into the swing of things

Above: Ferdinand “Fuzzy” Bartels and his wife Carol Bartels, of Fort Thomas, twirl away from each other while dancing to Neil Diamond’s song “Sweet Caroline” at the Campbell County Senior Picnic Wednesday, Sept. 16. Left: Jorheta Blevins Roach, left, of Wilder; Jane Fargo, center, of Fort Thomas and Jeanne Tritsch Morton, right, of Cold Spring, friends since they were ages 16 and 17 when they all worked at Fifth Third Union Trust Co. in downtown Cincinnati for their first jobs, reunite with hugs and warm smiles. CHRIS MAYHEW/STAFF

Southgate students living in the Canterbury House Apartments will soon have a safer walk to school. The City of Southgate recently received a federal grant for $240,596 through Safe Routes to School for the first phase of a project to build a sidewalk connecting Temple Place with Moock Road, where the complex is located. Mayor Jim Hamberg the money will pay for the first phase, which includes building the sidewalk from Temple Place to the south side of the entrance of Evergreen Cemetery on U.S. 27. “The goal here is to let the kids be able to walk safely back and forth to school,” Hamberg said. Currently, Hamberg said there are 57 kids from the apartment complex attending Southgate Independent Schools, but others may be attending St. Therese School as well. The total project is expected to cost $448,000 and Hamberg said the city hopes to acquire more grants to complete the second phase of the project. The second phase will connect the sidewalk from the south side of the Evergreen Cemetery entrance to Moock Road. Hamberg said the city’s engineer is working on the plans for the first phase, which he hopes will begin in October or November this year.

Testing changes requires adjustments By Chris Mayhew

and Amanda Joering Alley

The way the state releases annual state school test scores has changed, and with it the routine way student school performance has been measured. No longer will test results be distributed in the form of CATS scores, named for the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System. The 2009 Kentucky General Assembly scrapped CATS until a new state assessment system can be implemented starting in 2012. The CATS system provided overall school scores on a scale of 140, with goals set by the state for each school to reach. What the state is releasing are results from the Kentucky Core Content Tests students took in the spring along with federal No Child Left Behind reports that are based on the same test results. “It will be very difficult, if not impossible, to determine if a school is successful by a particular measure in the Kentucky Core Content Tests, since the CATS system is no longer in operation,”

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What is NCLB? The No Child Left Behind reports released by the Kentucky Department of Education show if individual schools are meeting Adequate Yearly Progress in reading and math. The reports also show how well particular groups of students – including minorities, students with disabilities – and children from low income families, are scoring in reading and math. Under NCLB, schools are required to have every U.S. student scoring “proficient” or higher on in reading and math by 2014. Schools are required to meet an ever higher percentage goal of proficient and distinguished students each year leading to the 2014 goal of 100 percent proficiency. said Lisa Gross, spokesperson for the Kentucky Department of Education. The main thing people should understand about the data is that the NCLB reports showing individual schools’ and districts’ status under the federal law will serve as the state’s public school accountability system, Gross said. The Kentucky Core Content Tests results will show the percentage of students scoring at the novice and apprentice, proficient and distinguished levels, Gross said. Parents will still receive test

score results for individual students, she said. It’s important to point out what subject areas are not included in what the state released this year that were under CATS, said Mike Leising, district assessment coordinator for Silver Grove Schools. Teachers and administrators were used to having not only the overall school academic indexes, but also scores in arts and humanities, writing portfolios and practical living, Leising said. “And I can tell you that our teachers in those areas were very disappointed, because they feel

To see more on the performance of local school districts, see this week’s Schools page A7. that arts and humanities and practical living are important enough to be tested,” he said. The district thought it was important to test those areas, so the district scored tests on those areas on its own, Leising said. But it’s not the same as receiving a state test score done by people outside the district, which brings an air of anticipation each year, he said. “You just get kind of excited when the scores come in,” Leising said. John Williamson, superintendent of Fort Thomas Independent Schools, said while the information the district received this year is a change from the past, it’s not necessarily a bad one. Now, instead of spending so much time preparing students for the CATS, the district can focus more on college readiness and ACT preparation. “We are pleased with this change in assessment,” Williamson said.

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Eagles handiwork brings owner’s smiles, thanks By Chris Mayhew

With the help of a volunteer wing of the Bellevue Eagles, Loretta Smallwood’s hopes were lifted up as 23 members of the nonprofit group spent two days renovating her home. The Eagles spent all day Saturday, Sept. 19 and part of Sunday, Sept. 20, putting a new roof over Smallwood’s front porch overlooking Tippenhauer Road near Cold Spring. The Eagles also sealed the remaining roof of her home against water leaks, installed a new front door, performed electrical work, and built new railings along stairways.

Smallwood, who works part-time in her retirement years, has been unable to perform the repairs herself. Her neighbor’s Jerry and Jennifer Stinson, who sometimes help Smallwood with handyman work, put out a call to a friend at the Eagles for extra hands to keep the home from falling further into disrepair. Smallwood said having the Eagles call her and offer to help was like receiving an answer to a prayer. “This is a miracle from God,” she said. Smallwood said the Eagles came in and took over and did the things she couldn’t afford to have done, and that she loves them all.

Novel based on Newport’s seedy past By Amanda Joering Alley


Members of the Bellevue Eagles and neighbors spend a second day installing a new porch roof, door, railings and other improvents for homeowner Loretta Smallwood, fourth from right, at her Tippenhauer Road home near Cold Spring, Sunday, Sept. 20. “This is something that you see on TV, but never in my life did I think it would come onto my doorstep,” she said. Tom Norman, president of the Bellevue Eagles, was part of the volunteer crew. Besides maintaining the group’s building in Bellevue, the rest of the money the

group raises goes toward benefits helping people like Smallwood or toward families trying to cope with the costs of extraordinary medical treatments. When Norman entered Smallwood’s home, she embraced him, with eyes watering, to say “thank you.”

“This is our payback right here,” Norman said. A hug and a smile is all the Eagles need to keep them motivated because it’s somebody who actually needs the work done, he said. “The feeling of helping people, it stays with all the members,” said Dan Blanchet, secretary of the Eagles. Smallwood’s son, Nick Ison, 33, showed up to visit with his mother when the Eagles performed their work, and said that he was impressed that they even brought their own water and never asked for anything from his mother. For meals, Stinson and his wife provided food for the Eagles’ volunteers. “The only thing they got was hugs and kisses,” Smallwood said.


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Vague childhood memories and a random conversation at the Southgate House led Fort Thomas resident Gary Walton to write a novel set in N e w p o r t ’ s Walton Sin City days. Walton’s novel, “Prince of Sin City,” is about a reporter who gets caught up in kidnapping and civil corruption in Newport. Walton, a professor at Northern Kentucky University, said the idea for the novel stemmed from memories of Sin City from his childhood growing up in Fort Thomas. “I remember taking the bus to Cincinnati to see shows, and my mom always told me never to get off in Newport because it was a dangerous place,” Walton said. “Of course, as a kid, that intrigued me.” This memory and more came back when Walton had a random conversation at the Southgate House with a retired cop who told him about Bobby Kennedy and his time in Newport. The book is available at, or by sending $24.95 to Gary Walton, 519 Landrum Hall, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY 41099. Walton is doing a presentation about Prince of Sin City at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 at the Newport branch of the Campbell County Public Library.

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Economic crunch still yields growth for local companies tremendous growth of our region’s economy,� said Randy Rawe, investment advisory representative of Roeding Group Companies and chair of the “Emerging 30� committee. “These companies are a prime example of the true entre-

preneurial spirit.� The program, celebrating its 10th year, acknowledges the accomplishments businesses that have experienced and sustained extraordinary growth. “Emerging 30� applicants included all three-year




• Five-time Designee: CForward, Inc. • Four-time Designees: Abstract Displays, Inc.; Bonfiglioli USA, Inc.; D.M. Insite; Nuvo Technologies, LLC; OMEGA Processing Solutions and Ty’s Toy Box, LLC • Three-time Designees: Comprehensive Medical Management, LTD; Rich Insurance Group and TiER 1 Performance Solutions • Two-time Designees: Advanced Surgical Care, PSC; City Wide Maintenance of Cincinnati; Cleves & Lonnemann Jewelers; Eisen Marketing Group; Emerge Technologies, LLC; ML

Barnard, Inc. and Tom Sexton & Associates, Inc. • First-Time Designees: AXIA Consulting, LLC; Bowlin Energy; H3 technologies, LLC; KLH Engineers; LeanCor; Legacy Financial Advisors; Partner Professional Staffing; Payroll Partners, Inc.; Tracker Products; US Voice Data Video and Van Gorder, Walker & Co., Inc. A cocktail reception is 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., to announce the 2009 “Emerging 30.â€? Reservations are accepted online,


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and older small companies headquartered in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties, or current members of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. The nominees were also required to have at least 15 percent per year average growth for the past three years, exceed $250,000 in revenues and have fewer than 150 employees. The 2009 “Emerging 30,â€? broken down by number of consecutive appearances in the list, are: • Eight time Designees: Architectural Group International and Christopher Financial Group

Members of the St. Therese Church Garden Club in Southgate work very hard to keep the Church and School grounds beautiful. Shown from left are: Harold Kremer, Jean and Bill Theis, Nora Williams, Terri Haas, Liz Hardt. Absent when picture was taken were: Marilyn Goldstein, Pat Gulley, Maureen Schalk, and Marty Schultz.


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BRIEFLY Voluntary checkups

The Campbell County Police Department is preparing to launch a new computerized system to help check on the health and welfare of the elderly and disabled who live alone or with little contact with people outside their home. The free system will be a daily telephone call made by a computer to confirm that all is well. People will be asked to press the number 1 button to confirm that they are well, and if there is no answer or they push another button to signal all is not well, the call will be flagged for more intense follow-up. If a person pushes the number 2 button, signaling that all is not well, police, fire and emergency medical services will be dis-

patched to the scene. Participation in the program is voluntary, but anyone who signs up but continuously does not answer without notifying the police in advance could be removed from the program at the discretion of the department. For more information call the department at 547-3110.

Moyer gets Blue Ribbon

The U.S. Department of Education has named Moyer Elementary School in Fort Thomas a 2009 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School. The award distinguishes and honors public and private elementary, middle and high school that either placed in the top 10 percent on state or national assessments or have shown dramatic improvement

in student performance. For more information visit clbbrs/awards.html.

For details, visit www. or call Pat Turner at 635-7515 or Vince Turner at 866-9950.

Clothing drive

Job Fair

The Owsley County Outreach, a 5013c, has clothing and household item drives twice a month to help people in the Eastern Kentucky county. Pat Turner, of Alexandria who is a native of the Eastern Kentucky county, is one of the founders of the group, and drives the donations down to Owsley County in school buses that have been donated. Donation drop off times are the first and third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind the Alexandria Masonic Lodge 152 off Pete Neiser Drive across from the entrance to Bishop Brossart High School.

Local jobseekers are invited to come prepared with resumes in hand and dressed for on-the-spot interviews for the sixth annual Jobs For All Job Fair Thurs., Sept. 24 at Newport on the Levee 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free to job seekers and registration is not required. Participating employers include Convergys, Insight Communications, Fed Ex Ground, and several new and expanding colleges and universities. More information is available on the Chamber’s Web site,

Residents speak out

Residents in Southgate spoke out at a city council meeting against the city cutting down trees for a repaving project. The project includes cutting down trees in the rightof-way along Linden Avenue between Poplar Street and Dexter Road to prepare for repaving. Mayor Jim Hamberg said the city will make an effort to replace any trees that are cut down by planting them out of the right-of-way.

Violence against women

Alexandria Police Department Lt. Dan Wittrock was selected as one of 25 law enforcement executives from the U.S. to participate in an

effort aimed at responding to the issue of violence against women. The Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women hosted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police was Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 in Chicago. Wittrock explored innovated approaches for investigating crimes including domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking according to a news release from the Alexandria Police Department. Expenses for Wittrock’s trip were covered by a grant to the IACP from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.

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Campbell County progressing on state tests By Chris Mayhew

State test results indicate across the board improvement for Campbell County Schools. It’s the first time ever that Campbell County has met all 13 of the district Adequate Yearly Progress goals under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, signed into law in 2002. If the district meets all its goals for a second straight year the district will be taken out of the NCLB’s Tier III assistance status that it has been in for missing goals in previous years. The state has released federal NCLB reports, and Kentucky Core Content Tests results, showing the percentage of students scoring proficient, distinguished, apprentice, and novice (in descending order from highest to lowest scores) from testing administered in the spring of 2009. “There’s a lot of good news in those reports to share with staff,” said Superintendent Anthony Strong. Reading and math scores have improved at the elementary, middle school and high school levels, according to the KCCT

results provided by the Kentucky Department of Education. “I think it’s a true Strong testament to the hard work that our staff, and students and parents have been doing to get us there over the past three years,” Strong said. The district will celebrate the results, but there’s still work to be done to keep improving, he said. The test assessments gives the district a good opportunity to see how the school can affect instruction positively, Strong said. Not all areas improved. Campbell County High School met 11 of 13 AYP goals under NCLB. The high school has yet to meet reading and math goals for students with disabilities under NCLB, he said. The only other school to miss an NCLB target goal for Adequate Yearly Progress was Crossroads Elementary School in Cold Spring, which missed a mathematics goal. Last year, Crossroads met its AYP math goal, but missed a goal for reading.

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Who gets tested: Not every student at a school was tested on every one of the five subject areas listed in the Kentucky Core Content Tests results each year. The following are the grade levels tested in each subject: Reading: Grades 3-5, 6-8, and 10. Math: Grades 3-5, 6-8, and 11. Science: Grades 4, 7, and 11. Social studies: Grades 5, 8, and 11. Reading on Demand: Grades 5, 8 and 12. All the numbers on the results charts are listed as percentages. They will not always sum to exactly 100 percent due to rounding. This year, Crossroads’ percentage of distinguished or proficient scores in reading increased by 11 percent to meet AYP, Strong said. Although the test results released by KDE do not give schools an overall score because of the 2009 Kentucky General Assembly’s suspension of the state’s accountability testing system until a new one can be created in time for 2012, Strong said he was looking forward to the Kentucky Association of School Coun-


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26.29 38.84 24.9 9.97

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22.63 42.2 28.14 7.04

17.3 48.68 26.98 7.04

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5.66 37.2 35.04 22.11

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24.4 47.45 23.33 4.82

16.53 42.98 31.68 8.82

14.86 49.54 27.87 7.75

21.41 41.06 30.5 7.04

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4.62 31.79 56.65 6.94

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14.33 48.73 27.7 9.24

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cil’s analysis of the newly released results using a transition table. The school district has continued to work on and review the writing portfolios and its arts and humanities and practical living and

career curriculum that are not part of the interim-testing results, but were part of the former accountability testing system. It’s important to keep those program’s curriculum strong because in the future

Silver Grove straining to improve scores Silver Grove Independent Schools

By Chris Mayhew

At Silver Grove Independent School District, one of the smallest districts in Northern Kentucky, many test scores improved. But progress can’t come fast enough for the district that has historically struggled with test scores. The Kentucky Department of Education has released federal No Child Left Behind reports as well as Kentucky Core Content Tests scores indicating the percentage of students scoring either distinguished, proficient, apprentice or novice, the latter two being below NCLB standards. Silver Grove met three of four NCLB Adequate Yearly Progress district goals, missing the goal for reading for students eligible for free or reduced lunches, of which a majority of the district’s students qualify. The K-12 district has an enrollment of 230 students in one school. It appears the school has made increases in a majority of tested areas, but were not of sufficient scope to make AYP for the past year, said Superintendent Danny Montgomery. “The areas in which we did not increase at a suffi-


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cient rate were not surprises to us, as we had started a focused improvement plan in these areas this past spring,” Montgomery said. In many testing areas including math and writing on demand, the majority of students are not reaching proficient or distinguished,

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but rather are scoring at the lower levels of apprentice or novice. “Unfortunately, our ability to make meaningful change is slower than we would like, based on personnel decisions, budget reductions, employee contract deadlines, assessment

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training, cultural change training, etc.,” Montgomery said. But there are improvements to point out, including three years of increases in the number of proficient and distinguished scores in science and math at the high school level.

Silver Grove Independent School District has historically struggled with state test scores. Before the state’s Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS) was scrapped by the 2009 Kentucky General Assembly, Silver Grove, with only one school, had been among Kentucky’s lowest performing schools. The district’s combined 2006-07’ and 2007-08’ CATS biennium score was the second-lowest among all the state’s districts at 66.1. CATS scored on a 140 point scale. The goal of CATS was to have all districts scoring 100 points or higher by 2014. The state is working to create a new accountability testing system to be ready by 2012. Part of the district’s improvement plan included starting classes at 8 a.m. instead of 8:30 a.m. by eliminating homeroom, instead adding a staff-led intervention time for students needing extra help. “One thing that we have done this year that’s new in our school, we have a 30minute intervention period each day and we’re focusing on reading and math,” said District Assessment Coordinator Mike Leising.

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there will be state program reviews to see how well they are working, he said. Strong is a member of a state committee to revamp how the practical living and career area will be reviewed starting in 2012.

Comparisons The Kentucky Association of School Councils will post a transition index that will create an overall estimated index for each school to compare the newly released test scores overall CATS scores by school on the group’s Web site Staff-led interventions are exercises like practicing with a kindergartner how many letters of the alphabet they can say in a minute’s time. Because an entire grade often fits into one class of 13 students, it’s easy for test percentages to change each year, Leising said. It only takes a few students to make scores fluctuate in areas like science and social studies where only one grade is tested at each level, Leising said. But if a person looks at the numbers for the five testing areas including reading, math, science, social studies and writing on demand, there is a trend of improvement in many areas, he said. “Elementary school improved in three of those five categories in terms of proficient and distinguished, and at the middle school we improved at three of five, and high school improved at four out of five,” Leising said.


Seven students at Newport Central Catholic have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the collegelevel Advanced Placement Program (AP Exams). Students took AP Exams in May 2009 after completing challenging college-level courses at their high schools. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.

At Newport Central Catholic, three students, Kelsay Froendhoff, Rebecca Gerding, and Brian Hogle qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Four NCC students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Robert Curtin, Ross Goetz, Nolan Johnson, and Cole Little.

Of this year’s award recipients at NCC three were juniors. Brian Hogle, Nolan Johnson, and Cole Little have at least one more year in which to complete college level work/additional AP courses and earn another AP Scholar Award.

Open house

Daymar College’s new Bellevue campus is nearing completion. To celebrate, the college is welcoming the public to tour the new facility on Sept. 26, from noon to 4 p.m. Daymar College associates

and current and future students will be present at the new state-of-the-art facility during the Open House. Free refreshments will be provided and giveaways are scheduled throughout the day. Visitors have the chance to win a 32” LCD TV and an iPod Nano. This September, Daymar Campus is completing its move from the Newport campus, located at 76 Carothers Road, to the new 27,231-square-foot, fourth-floor facility, located in Harbor Greene, 119 Fairfield Avenue, Bellevue.

Parents council

Jim and Bev Drye of Cold Spring have been named to the Transylvania University Parents Council for 2009-10. The Drye’s son, Adam, a graduate of Bishop Brossart High School, is a junior philosophy major at the university. Parents Council members serve as goodwill ambassadors for Transylvania, help recruit new students, identify internship and career opportunities for students and graduates and raise funds to enhance the campus library.

Centre College

Local students have enrolled this year at Centre College, joining Centre's largestever first year class and largest overall enrollment. • Shannon Wofford is the daughter of James and Pamela Wofford of Fort Thomas and is a graduate of Highlands High School. • Elizabeth Donelan is the daughter of Pat and Lisa Donelan of Fort Thomas and is a graduate of Highlands High School.


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Acorn Award

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce announced recipients of the 2009 Acorn Awards. Dr. Wesley Vernon Hicks, chemistry professor at Northern Kentucky University, and Dr. Scott Vander Ploeg, English literature professor at Madisonville Community College, are the recipients of the $5,000 award given annually to outstanding professors at Kentucky’s colleges and universities. The awards were presented at the 2009 Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship, sponsored by the Council on Postsecondary Education and Kentucky’s colleges and universities. Hicks has been a chemistry professor at NKU since 1972, specializing in physical chemistry, quantum mechanics and molecular calculations. He is currently the president of the Kentucky Science Teachers Association, and has won numerous awards for his teaching.


Art winners

Students from St. Joseph School, Cold Spring entered art work at the Alexandria Fair Labor Day weekend. Gabe Roberts, Megan Wolfe, Caren Curk, Josh Hildreth, Meg Whelan, and Cassie Rinehard were award winners.


Northern Kentucky University announced that Mike Philipps and Melvin Grier will present “A Soldier’s Story: Return to Vietnam” as part of the NKU Military History Lecture Series Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in Business/Education/Psychology Center Room 200. The free public lecture will focus on Philipps’ experiences in the Vietnam War.

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce today announced recipients of the 2009 Acorn Awards. Dr. Wesley Vernon Hicks, chemistry professor at Northern Kentucky University, and Dr. Scott Vander Ploeg, English literature professor at Madisonville Community College, are the recipients of the $5,000 award given annually to outstanding professors at Kentucky’s colleges and universities. The awards were presented at the 2009 Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship, sponsored by the Council on Postsecondary Education and Kentucky’s colleges and universities. Hicks has been a chemistry professor at NKU since

Big Green Climb

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p.m. in front of NKU’s Student Union (inside the Student Union if it rains). All in-person registrants will receive a free bamboo plant. NKU will host an official Big Green Climb kickoff event on Sept. 21 at 12:30 p.m. at the Oakley and Eva G. Farris Amphitheater. NKU President James C. Votruba will be on hand and participants will have the opportunity to sign a ceremonial Big Green Climb tree. Winning Big Green Climb participants will receive prizes and each member of the winning team will receive a bag of green products. In addition to individual prizes, for every 12,000 flights of stairs climbed by all participants one silk lilac tree will be planted in NKU’s plaza in front of the Fine Arts Center. The campus community will be invited to the public tree planting on November 4, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Details about NKU’s Big Green Climb are available at

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1972, specializing in physical chemistry, quantum mechanics and molecular calculations. He is currently the president of the Kentucky Science Teachers Association, and he has won numerous awards for his teaching. Vander Ploeg is chair of the Humanities Division and coordinator for the International Studies and Global Awareness Program at MCC, and has been with the community college for 21 years. He is a contributor to NPR, and is active in community theater. He also recently returned from Turkey as a Fulbright Scholar.


As part of its continuing efforts to become a more military friendly campus, Northern Kentucky University announced a number of initiatives aimed at making the university more accessible and comfortable for veterans. NKU’s universitywide support committee, called the Veteran’s Advocacy Committee, ensures that the university is prepared to meet the needs of the growing number of military veteran students. The committee, currently consisting of more than 30 members from across campus, is chaired by Dave Merriss. The university also now has a Veterans for Education and Transition Support (V.E.T.S.) student organization, which has achieved national membership and recognition by the Student Veterans of America, a coalition of student veterans groups from campuses across the country that works to develop new groups, coordinate between existing groups and advocate on behalf of student veterans. Only 191 student veteran organizations exist nationwide. The university is participating in the VA Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, which is an agreement between institutions of higher learning and the VA to fund tuition and fees that exceed the highest instate undergraduate tuition and fees for the state where the school is located. The Veteran’s Advocacy Committee also sponsors training opportunities for faculty and staff on the challenges that are unique for veteran students. For instance, on Sept. 22, interested NKU faculty and staff can participate in a webinar titled “Veterans in the Classroom: What the Faculty and Staff Need to Know” from 2-3:30 p.m. in Student Union Room 105. NKU is also prepared to make special accommodations for veterans who are coming off of active duty which will allow these students to enroll mid-semester in courses offered in the second eight-week session of fall semester. Any veteran who has recently been discharged from the military and is interested in enrolling this semester should contact Dave Merriss ( at NKU immediately for details.

A native of Muncie, Ind., Philipps graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1968 and was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Army’s Military Intelligence branch. He served in Vietnam with the Office of the Special Assistant to the Ambassador and with the military Assistance Command/Civil Operations and Rural Development Support (MAC/CORDS). He spent his entire tour in the Phoenix Program. The lecture is being sponsored by the NKU Provost Office, Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Department of History and Geography, Military History Program and Phi Alpha Theta International Academic Honorary in History. Refreshments will follow the program.


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Runner of the week

Northern Kentucky University’s Drew Harris was recently named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Runner of the Week in men’s cross country. Harris, a junior and a graduate of Campbell County High School, led NKU to a third-place finish in the college division at the University of Dayton’s Flyer 5K, Sept. 5. Harris broke the school record by finishing the fivekilometer race in a time of 15:16, placing first in the college division and fifth in the overall competition. Harris, who earned AllGLVC and All-Midwest Region honors last season, competed against 117 other contestants in the Dayton Flyer 5K.

This week in girls’ volleyball

• Campbell County defeated North Oldham 25-16, 2025, 25-19 in the Cake Classic, Sept. 12, then went on to defeat Dixie 25-13, 25-10. Campbell fell in the semifinals to Simon Kenton 25-22, 1525, 27-25. • Bellevue High School beat Heritage High School 2515, 25-10, Sept. 15. • Highlands High School beat Holy Cross 25-22, 26-24, Sept. 15. • Silver Grove High School beat Heritage 25-8, 25-13, Sept. 16. • Campbell County beat Boone County 25-15, 25-22, Sept. 17. Campbell advances to 11-4 with the win. • Bellevue beat Covington Latin 25-17, 25-13, Sept. 17. Bellevue advances to 12-14 with the win.

This week in golf

• Newport Central Catholic’s Andy Miller shot 5 over par 40 on the front nine at A.J. Jolly, Sept. 14, helping his team beat Campbell County High School by one point, 171-172. Campbell County’s Jake Ripberger also shot 5 over 40. • Campbell County High School boys beat Grant County 160-167, Sept. 15. Campbell advances to 4-12-1 with the win. • Newport Central Catholic’s Andy Miller shot 4 over par 39 on the front nine at A.J. Jolly, Sept. 16, helping the NCC boys beat Bishop Brossart High School 167173. • Bishop Brossart High School’s Abby Ruberg shot a 4 over par 39 on the front nine at Flagg Springs, Sept. 16, helping her team beat Cooper High School 214-231. Brossart girls advance to 2-9 with the win. • Highlands High School’s Hunter Majewski shot an even par 36 on the front nine at Hickory Sticks, Sept. 17, helping his team beat Campbell County 173-178. Highlands advances to 5-10 with the win. • Newport Central Catholic’s Adam Ulbricht shot 1 over par 36 on the front nine at Flagg Springs, Sept. 17, helping his team beat Simon Kenton 160, 178. NCC advances to 10-4 with the win.

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Camels rally to edge Thoroughbreds By James Weber

The Campbell County football team takes some big momentum into the start of Class 6A district play after beating Newport Central Catholic 21-17 last week. The Camels (2-2) travel to Boone County 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. NewCath (1-4) travels to Covington Catholic 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. Campbell beat NewCath for the first time since 2000, having lost six straight games to the Thoroughbreds since then. A six-yard run by Camel quarterback Michael Kremer in the fourth quarter gave Campbell a comeback win. Kremer directed Campbell’s high-powered passing attack to the tune of 325 yards and two touchdowns. He connected with Michael Smith for a 24-yard score to give the Camels a 7-0 lead. NewCath controlled the middle of the game, mostly on the legs of Chris Kelly, who had 197 rushing yards on the night. His two TD runs, combined with an Andy Miller field goal, gave NewCath a 17-7 lead in the third quarter. Kremer found tailback Austin Johnson for a short pass which turned into a 49-yard TD to make it 1714 late in the third period. Following a Thoroughbred turnover, Kremer found Smith again for a long again to set up the eventual winning score. Cory Hodge accounted for two turnovers in the fourth quarter for the Camel defense, including an interception deep in Camel territory to clinch the game. The Camels did this without top receiver Andrew Eshman, who has a broken bone in his foot. Smith had 100 receiving yards in the game. Nate Geiman had 97 receiving yards for Campbell, who rushed for minus-9 yards in the game. NewCath had the opposite stats, with 266 yards on the ground and 48 in the air. Brady Hightchew had 69 rushing yards and 48 in the air. Austin Siemer had three catches for 21 yards. On defense, Phil Wagner had a fumble recovery. Chris Kelly was also the leading tackler with 10.

Newport 56, Dayton 6

Newport bounced back from a tough loss to improve to 2-2, while Day-


Newport Central Catholic High School golfer Courtney Tierney tied for 16th as she fired a 81 in the All A State tournament , Sept. 12. There were 94 girls statewide that played. The sophomore hopes that this experience will help her for next weeks conference and regional tournaments. Tierney shot her career low this year, posting a 37 for nine holes at Kenton County.



Campbell County’s Matt Smith shows the ball to the official after making a touchdown catch in the first quarter against NewCath Sept. 18.


The Campbell County defense stops Newport Central Catholic’s Chris Kelly (33) from making it into the end zone for a touchdown Sept. 18.


Campbell County’s Ryan Studer takes down Newport Central Catholic’s Austin Siemer on a play Sept. 18. ton continues to lick its wounds by dropping to 0-4. Newport continues nondistrict play by hosting Estill County 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. Dayton begins Class 1A district action at Beechwood 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. For Newport, Quin McDay scored four touchdowns, including two of four touchdowns from the arm of junior quarterback Demitri Brown. McDay had TD runs of 69 and 90 yards and receptions of seven and 40 yards for scores. He had 197 rushing yards and 96 in the air. Brown, who threw for 210 yards, had two TD passes to Sean Gross to help the Wildcats to a 38-6 halftime lead. Brown also had a 3-yard TD run and 75 ground yards overall. He has 12 TD passes through four games. While the Newport offense struggled in the first

quarter, Derrick Dieters put the Wildcats on the board with a short fumble recovery for a score to give Newport a 7-0 lead after one. Matthew Shepard scored for Newport in backup action late in the game. Overall, Newport racked up 596 yards offense, 386 in the air. They forced eight Dayton turnovers. Besides Dieters, Justin Lewis, Jaimie Waechter, Justin Roberts and Brandon Clark recovered fumbles. Brown, Rodney Orr and Brett Nickerson had interceptions. Derrick Buchanon scored Dayton’s lone touchdown.

Brossart at Elizabethtown

Brossart canceled its game at Elizabethtown because of a Mustang player being diagnosed with H1N1, or swine, flu. The game will go in the KHSAA books as a forfeit to


Highlands senior wide receiver John Drennen (2, right) and Boone County sophomore defensive back Kameron Schwartz fight for the pass by Highlands senior quarterback Will Bardo Sept. 18 at Highlands. Drennen caught the ball. Elizabethtown, dropping the Mustangs to 3-1. The Mustangs were scheduled to play at Ludlow 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, to begin Class 1A district play but that game has been postponed as well in addition to all school activities and classes. The game will take place Monday, Sept. 28 instead.

Highlands 36, Boone County 14

Highlands has rolled to a 5-0 record against tough opponents all year. The Bluebirds will take on maybe their toughest foe yet, as Cincinnati St. Xavier crosses the river to Fort Thomas for a 6:30 p.m. Friday tilt Sept. 25. The game will be televised by CBS College Sports.

Highlands posted all its points in the first half against Boone without senior standout running back Austin Collinsworth, who was nursing a minor injury. Highlands head coach Dale Mueller said Collinsworth would play against St. X. Highlands prospered through the air against Boone, as Will Bardo threw for 245 yards and three touchdowns. He connected with Nick Buten for scoring strikes of 58 and 27 yards, and with John Drennen for a 47-yard score. Jordan Streeter and Tyler Fennell stepped up their running attack with a TD run apiece as Highlands had 396 yards offense. On defense, Highlands allowed 279 rushing yards to Boone but just 28 passing yards.

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This week in soccer

• Newport Central Catholic High School boys defeated Pendleton County 3-1, Sept. 12. • Bishop Brossart High School shut out Calvary Christian 1-0, Sept. 12. Clay Mefford scored Brossart’s goal. Eric Lemaster and Corey Hartig were Brossart’s keepers. • Newport Central Catholic girls tied with Marshall County 2-2, Sept. 12. Christina Siebert and Olivia Huber scored NCC’s goals. • Dayton High School girls beat Ludlow High School 1-0, Sept. 14. Dayton keeper CC

Centers made five saves; Rachael Ackerson scored Dayton’s goal. • Campbell County High School girls beat Pendleton County in a 3-0 shutout, Sept. 14. Kaitlin Bryan, Amy Neltner and Carolynn Dreyer scored Campbell’s goals. Megan Rauch was Campbell’s keeper. Campbell advances to 8-1-1 with the win. • Bellevue High School girls beat Newport High School 2-1, Sept. 14. Bohn and Dill scored Bellevue’s goals. Bellevue advances to 26-1 with the win; Newport falls to 0-5. • Highlands High School boys beat Anderson High School 31-, Sept. 15. Tucker

Beerman scored two goals, and Erich Stolz scored two goals for Highlands. Highlands advances to 9-3 with the win. • Bishop Brossart boys beat Holy Cross High School 4-1, Sept. 15. Craig Todd scored three goals and Sean Crowley scored one goal for Brossart. Brossart advances to 10-4 with the win. • Newport Central Catholic girls defeated Holy Cross 3-2, Sept. 16. Kim Neisis, Allie Lonneman and Olivia Huber scored NCC’s goals. NCC advances to 5-1-3 with the win. • Campbell County High School boys shut out Simon Kenton 2-0, Sept. 17. Campbell’s Cody Alley scored the

two goals. Campbell goalie Cameron Malicoat made six saves. Campbell advances to 5-4 with the win. • Dayton girls beat Newport High School 7-0, Sept. 19. Dayton’s Shelley Centers made three saves, Rachael Ackerson made three saves. Jennifer Ackerson and CC Centers scored three goals each and Shelly Centers scored one goal for Dayton. Dayton advances to 5-2 with the win.

This week in girls’ volleyball

• Campbell County defeated North Oldham 25-16, 20-25, 25-19 in the Cake Classic,

Sept. 12, then went on to defeat Dixie 25-13, 25-10. Campbell fell in the semifinals to Simon Kenton 25-22, 15-25, 27-25. • Bellevue High School beat Heritage High School 2515, 25-10, Sept. 15. • Highlands High School beat Holy Cross 25-22, 26-24, Sept. 15. • Silver Grove High School beat Heritage 25-8, 25-13, Sept. 16. • Campbell County beat Boone County 25-15, 25-22, Sept. 17. Campbell advances to 11-4 with the win. • Bellevue beat Covington Latin 25-17, 25-13, Sept. 17. Bellevue advances to 12-14 with the win.

Mustangs have postseason run in sight

The Bishop Brossart High School boys’ soccer team has had a strong start to the season, despite a few setbacks, and sits at 10-4 with several weeks to play before the postseason. “This is right about where I expected them to be,” said head coach Brian Goller. “We’ve had some injuries over the past month and some guys will be returning soon. We’ve never had a season like this with injuries but most will be back in the next few weeks.”

That’s a positive sign for a Mustangs’ team that has performed well to date. The returning players will have a few weeks of play to get back into the swing of things before postseason play. Goller also said some other players got a chance to show what they could do with quality playing time on the varsity level. The key to the team’s success thus far has been possessing and controlling the ball, especially in the midfield. “We’ve been controlling a lot of the flow of the games we’ve played,” Goller said.

Cyclocross races into Covington Organizers of the threeday Cincinnati International Cyclocross Festival Oct. 9, 10 and 11 recently announced their international bicycle races had received a LIFT grant with assistance from Covington. “The county and the Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau Board are very excited about this event and understand the importance of having the Cyclocross here,” said Kathie Hickey, assistant director of economic development and community relations department manager. Cyclocross is a unique sport that combines aspects of other forms of bike racing such as road racing and mountain biking. A professional world championship event since the 1950s, cyclocross is essentially a steeplechase race for bicycles and consists of bike racers competing off-road, like mountain bike racing, but at much

higher speeds and on bikes that look like they belong in the Tour de France. There are course obstacles such as short hurdles or sand traps that require or encourage riders to briefly jump off their bikes and run. The Cincinnati International Cyclocross Festival consists of the Cyclo-Stampede presented by Darkhorse Racing at Covington’s Devou Park Friday Oct. 9, the Java Johnny’s-Lionhearts Cyclocross presented by Queen City Wheels in Middletown, Ohio, Saturday Oct. 10, and the Harbin Park International presented by Bio Wheels and United Dairy Farmers in Fairfield, Ohio. For details about the Cincinnati International Cyclocross Festival, contact Mitch Graham at Bio Wheels bike shop, 513476-6805 or e-mail mitch_

The team is led by junior midfielder and leading scorer David Braun. Ryan Stadtmiller is the team’s all-state sweeper and junior Dylan Dierig is one of the top scorers as well. “Our defense is doing a pretty good job,” Goller said. “We have a senior-oriented defense and they have played in some big games already. We know we’re going to be in every game we play because of our defense.” The biggest improvement Goller would like to see before the postseason is a more consistent attack. “We control the ball a lot

and are good defensively. We just need to finish the opportunities up top,” he said. The team has some big games on the horizon, including a home game Sept. 22 at Pendery Park against Pendelton County, which is past Recorder deadline. It was senior night for the Mustangs. “It’s a chance to send off 10 seniors who have given a lot to this program,” Goller said. “This is a special class.” Goller said the experience helps the team in tight games. Brossart has come from behind to win in five games already this season.

• Campbell County is 5-4 and has outscored opponents 16-4 in the victories. • The Highlands’ soccer team is 8-4 with several big wins, including victories over Anderson, Brossart and Boone County. • The Newport Central Catholic soccer team is 5-3-2 with big wins over Simon Kenton, Calvary Christian and Pendelton County.

“We have a very skilled team that plays with a lot of Stadtmiller heart and never gives up,” he said. “Every year, one team gets on a roll right before the postseason and if we get some guys back, we can be that team.”

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Boosting sports

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Highlands High School athletes celebrate raising more than $10,000 through a door-to-door campaign in which they asked for donations for the Highlands Athletic Boosters Club. Seated, from left, are Bekah Towles, Atlee Mitchell and Max LeVine. Standing are Carter Botto, Austin Sheehan, Maria Weyer, Pat Towles, Drew Sudkamp, Ben DuPont and Drew Freyberger.

The Diamond Dominators capture their second consecutive Campbell County Rural Girls Softball League FastPitch tournament title. The team has a record of 23-1 over two seasons. In front, from left, are Taylor Turner, Lauren Daly, Courtney Franzen, Haley Cundiff, Carson Gray, Kendall Turner and Kristen Schreiber. In back, from left, are Coach Chris Schreiber, Coach Don Weber, Taylor Schuchter, Ellie Brown, Hannah Weber, Kaitlin Hall, Franny Lewis, MacKenzie Smith, Carly Hebel and Coach Debbie Cundiff. In back is Coach and CEO Vince Turner.

Florence Freedom look to 2010 season

The Florence Freedom have still failed to qualify for the postseason in the Frontier League professional baseball league, but they had plenty of highlights this season. The Freedom finished

49-47, their second winning season in seven years as a franchise, four wins off their best mark of 53-42 in 2005. General Manager Kari Rumfield was named Frontier League Executive of the Year. They had a late eightgame winning streak to give

them a shot at the playoffs entering the final week, but ultimately finished nine games behind East Division champion Kalamazoo and seven behind Windy City for the last wild-cart spot in the Frontier League playoffs. Demetrius Banks had an outstanding season in short relief, giving up just 41 hits

in 63 innings pitched. He was part of a standout bullpen down the stretch which had 18 consecutive scoreless innings in the final week. Despite a high ERA over 5.00, Everett Saul started 22 games and was among the league leaders in wins (12). The real find in the pitching staff was Preston Vancil, who threw the franchise’s first-ever no-hitter in his second start for the Freedom. The 22-year-old from Sacramento ended the sea-

son with a 6-4 record and 3.26 ERA. He gave up just 42 hits in 66 innings. Billy Mottram was strong from start to finish, ending the year a .281 average, 23 home runs and 79 RBI with 30 steals. Catcher Justin Pickett quietly had similar numbers to Mottram without the stolen bases. They were two of six players with double digits in homers on the team. Pickett had 26 homers, five off the league lead. Outfielder Erold Andrus hit .302 with 15 steals.

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‘No Pass-No Drive’ law for students Parents looking for another way to get their teenagers out of bed, on their way to school, and to apply themselves in school have some additional help now, thanks to a law amended by the Kentucky General Assembly earlier this year. The No Pass/No Drive Law, which was amended several years ago, states that all students must continually “earn” their driving privileges by staying in school and passing their classes. Most teenagers have a strong desire for the independence that comes with being able to drive. Now they can show that they are responsible enough to drive by fulfilling their responsibilities to attend and do acceptably well in school. This is quite a motivator for kids to stay in and do well in school. The law addresses both attendance and academics. Specifically, the law states that students ages 16 and 17 can lose their driver’s licenses, intermediate licenses, or learner’s permits if they have nine or more unexcused absences from school, or if they drop out altogether. Students also must pass at least four classes each semester to meet the requirements of the law. If a student does not meet the law’s requirements, then the superintendent must report the student to the Transportation Cabinet within ten (10) days of receiving notification of a student’s failure to meet requirements. From there, the student has an opportunity to prove he or she deserves a license, despite allegedly not meeting the law’s guidelines. It would, however, require some work and some extenuating circumstances.

To get a student’s license reinstated, the student’s parent or guardian must request a hearing in District Court. The license will be reinstated if the James A. court finds any of Daley the following: a) The license Community is needed to meet Recorder family obligations guest or family economcolumnist ic considerations, thus causing an undue hardship; or b) The student is the only licensed driver in the home; or c) The student actually is not a dropout or academically deficient. The court’s decision can be appealed within thirty (30) days to Circuit Court. A student whose license has been revoked can reapply for his or her driver’s license after enrolling and completing one semester of school successfully, according to the law’s requirements. To regain a driver’s license, the student must pass at least four courses. The student must provide proof issued by the school within 60 days that he or she is enrolled and is not academically deficient. I hope this information is interesting and helpful. If you have any topics you would like to have covered in this column, please mail to me at 331 York Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071 or fax to me at 491-5932 or e-mail our office at James A. Daley is the Campbell County Attorney.

Moving forward while maintaining same tax rate (This year) has proved to be an excellent year for the Alexandria Fire District. In early 2009, the Fire District was notified by the Insurance Service Office (ISO) that the Public Protection Classification will be reduced to a Class 3 for city properties (Alexandria) and remains a Class 4-9 for the county properties. ISO collects and evaluates data from communities across the United States and assigns a classification based on structural fire suppression capabilities. Class 3 applies to all city properties. Presently, there are only 35 other cities in Kentucky with this classification. Class 4 applies to county properties within five miles of the fire station and within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant. Class 9 applies to county properties beyond 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant but within five miles of the fire station. Be sure to contact your insurance agent for a possible savings in homeowners insurance. In February of 2009, the Fire District took delivery of a new Heavy Rescue unit with state of the art rescue equipment. This new technical rescue equipment will assist the firefighters with more precise rescue capabilities. Several items contained on this unit were purchased through a Federal grant which resulted in a reduced cost to the taxpayer of the Fire District. In July of 2009, the Fire District initi-

ated an Advanced Jeff Pohlman Life Support (ALS) Community service, covering Recorder Alexandria, Fire guest District #1 (Camp Silver columnist Springs, Grove, Eastern Campbell), District 6 (Melbourne), Southgate, and Wilder. ALS provides paramedics who administer additional medical treatment at the scene of a medical emergency beyond the capabilities of an EMT. 6 paramedics were employed, advanced life support equipment purchased, and since commencing the service in July, Alexandria paramedics have responded to 257 calls for service. In September of 2009, the Fire District Board of Trustees established a tax rate of $1.50 per 1,000 dollars of assessed property value. Although new equipment has been purchased, new personnel employed, and new programs initiated, the tax rate has remained the same for the past four years. These are just a few of the numerous progressions the Fire District has undertaken this year alone. The Fire District currently employees 16 career staff and maintains a dedicated volunteer staff of 35 firefighters and EMTs. If any citizen is interested in obtaining information on becoming a volunteer or interested in viewing the fire station and equipment, please feel free to stop by the station. The


Richie MacKnight (left) whispers a line to Cole Murphy while Kyndahl Lee holds her ears during the filming of “What Are You Doing Anyway?”

Looking at the benefits of the Cable Board We just read (the) article in the Fort Thomas Recorder, “Young Resident asks Fort Thomas to Join Cable Board.” Rich, Richie and I are very pleased that Mayor Brown asked that council look in to Richie’s request. We were a bit surprised, though, with Mr.(Donald)Martin’s comment on using some of the Cable Multichannel Video Excise Tax to help fund Highlands High School’s new recording studio. Shouldn’t they be using School Tax money for that? There’s a School Tax listed right above the Multichannel Video Excise Tax on your Insight cable bill. We find it a little unfair that you can take that Multichannel Video Excise Tax and earmark it for the city’s public high school. How does this benefit everyone in Ft. Thomas? Also, we were a bit surprised that Mr. Martin did not mention one benefit that comes along with being a member of the Campbell County Cable Board. So we will be happy to list the benefits of membership now. Any questions regarding Benefits of Membership to the Campbell County Cable Board should be directed to Jennifer Teipel,

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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. Alexandria Fire District continues to provide a professional service to its citizens and visitors alike while maintaining one of the lowest Fire/EMS tax rates in the county and will attempt to continue to do so in the future. This is your Fire District and hope that you, like us, are proud of the accomplishments attained this past year. Chief Jeff Pohlman has been the Fire/EMS Chief for the Alexandria Fire District since 2003. He is a retired Fire Lieutenant for the City of Newport Fire Department and has an Associates Degree in Fire Science, Bachelors Degree in Fire Safety and Engineering, and a Masters Degree in Executive Fire Service Leadership.

Executive Director of Campbell County Media Central. She can be reached at (859)-781-3495 ext. 12. The information below came directly from her. Their Web site is The following is from Campbell County Media Central: Benefits of Membership to the Campbell County Cable Board The Campbell County Cable Board negotiates and administers cable franchises with telecommunication companies wishing to operate multi-channel telecommunication services in the participating areas. The Cable Board advocates to help with unresolved customer service problems on behalf of our residents, regulates pricing for the basic cable tier, and provides local community television programming for Campbell County. The Cable Board, through its community media center, “Media Central”, provides a host of media services. The media center has a fully equipped television studio, two editing bays, a production truck and a portable studio. Media Central records community activities and provides government

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

Has there been a decline of civility at town hall and public meetings in general? Why do you think there has been a decline?

“While I think that there is a decline in civility in this society in general and some of that has rubbed off on any public meetings, I believe that what we are seeing is not so much a decline in civility but a rise in passion. We are sounding more like the patriots did before the revolution. What the public officials are hearing is mainstream Americans extreme frustration with the overspending of both parties and the eroding of our freedoms. It is (and should be) scaring those officials who were used to the sleepy populace letting them get away with whatever they wanted. No more.” J.K.T. “There has been a quick and steady decline in acceptable behavior at town hall and public meetings almost to the point of being sadly entertaining. Frustration and uncertainty quickly spreads when subject matter and supporting information is convoluted or unavailable. The American public is very good at differentiating between fact and B.S. and will have their homework researched and ready. Heaven forbid the person(s) directing the meeting is not in tune with the topics at hand

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meeting coverage for its membership. The Media Center hosts 4 cable access channels and negotiated for three additional educational stations for NKU and local school districts. The team of staff at Media Central provides excellent training in video production and technical support to Campbell County community members and organizations including schools, municipalities, churches, and not for profit organizations. Training available through Media Central: • Basic and advanced video camera operation • Basic and advanced editing using Adobe Premiere and/or the Globecaster • Studio Production • Directing • Photoshop - Basic and Advanced • Adobe After Affects • Production Lighting Rich, Sharon and Richie MacKnight are residents of Fort Thomas. Richie started his own show with friends called “What Are You Doing Anyway?” through Campbell County Community Media.

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What new or returning fall TV show are you most looking forward to watching? Why? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. and unable to give a straight answer to questions asked.” N.C.O. “Stress is running rampant. Finances are very troublesome for many people. Many people are apprehensive about their future and even getting through this week. To be civil, society needs security, optimism and hope. Currently these items are absent from many households.” G.G. “Having a serious debate about health care is democratic, bringing a loaded semi-automatic gun is irresponsible and speaks of violence. As a Christian and person with conservative values I’m embarrassed that so few people speak out against the lack of civility displayed by some cable and radio talk show hosts, politicians and citizens. In an era of total exposure, Twitter indulged selfimportance and shallow Internet relationships, we forget about the cornerstones of society including civility, respecting your neighbor and recognizing authority.” K.



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‘Developing’ a greener perspective By Amanda Joering Alley


Best friends Parker Losure, 5, and Lydia Haubner, 5, both of Alexandria, share a sweet scented moment together earlier in the day before their crowning as Little Mr. and Miss of the Alexandria Fair & Horse Show. The friends have told their parents that they plan to marry each other eventually.

A ‘little’ love story The “little” young love between inseperable best friends Parker Losure and Lydia Haubner, both 5, of Alexandria, is the reason their teacher seats them across the room from each other at St. Mary School. The kindergartners met a year ago when their families were vacationing together in Gulf Shores, Ala., said Paula Losure, mother of Parker. They connected from the start, both having similar charismatic personalities, Paula said. “They claimed that they planned to get married,” she said. It’s funny and humorous that they talk about getting married all the time, Paula said. “I think everybody in the school knows about it,” she said. “They’re not ashamed of it, that’s for sure.” Their relationship has

brought a lot of smiles to their families because they talk about each other a lot, Paula said. Paula and her husband Nathan, and Lydia’s parents Mandy and Rob Haubner, decided to enter the children in the Alexandria Fair Little Mr. and Miss Pageant this year, which they won. On the night of their win, Parker said “You know Lydia...we are going to get married someday,” Paula said. To which Lydia replied “I know, Parker.” Lydia’s father Rob, said she is always talking about her “boyfriend” Parker. “They’re 5 years old, so it doesn’t bother me,” he said of their friendship. Lydia said she does talk about eventually getting married, saying Parker is “really nice.” “He’s my friend,” Lydia said of Parker. -Chris Mayhew/Staff

THINGS TO DO Running out of antiques

There are only two dates left in 2009 for the MainStrasse Antiques show. There will be one this Sunday, Sept. 27, in MainStrasse Village located in Covington. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free to attend. Parking is also free in the Fifth Street lot. The last antique show is scheduled for Oct. 25. For information, call 468-4820.


Laura Dennemann (left) junior science teacher at St. Thomas School, receives a check for $2,000 from ING Representative William Myles after being named an ING Unsung Hero.


Madeline Guthrie, a student in Laura Dennemann’s science class at St. Thomas School, checks out a display at Trammel Fossil Park in Sharonville. Dennemann’s classes are soon starting a project comparing developed space and green space. stantly looking for way to help her students learn more effectively and with a

sense of purpose.” Dennemann said students will start the project

within the next month and work on it throughout the school year.

Rescue guided way for blind and deaf dog

Harvest festival

The Dinsmore Homestead will host its annual Harvest Festival this weekend, Sept. 26-27. The event will feature tours, raffles, food, crafts, music and children’s activities including pony rides. The cost to attend is $5 for general admission, $3 for ages 60 and up and for Dinsmore members, $2 for ages 7 through 17 and free for ages 6 and under. Dinsmore Homestead is located at 5656 Burlington Pike in Burlington. For more information and directions, visit or call 5866117.

St. Thomas School’s junior high science teacher is taking her students out of the classroom and into the real world. Laura Dennemann, who has been teaching at the school since 2006, recently received the honor of being an ING Unsung Hero, earning her a $2,000 check to fund her science class project, called Probing Science. The project is meant to compare and contrast the affects of developed space versus green space when it comes to temperature, water and living organisms using sensors, software and notebook computers to conduct experiments. “(The project) will incorporate life and earth sciences and involve all students in junior high,” Dennemann said. “My whole philosophy as a teacher is to get the students up and doing things instead of just talking to them.” Each grade level will complete different types of experiments depending what that grade is studying, Dennemann said, and the students will present their findings with members of the school and community. “The goal of any science teacher is to turn their students into young scientists,” Dennemann said. “This project will do just that...” Dennemann said the students will learn how development can affect the environment and help them understand the need for green space while getting to learn in different ways. “Students will get the chance to move past paper notebooks and stopwatches and use new science technology during the unit study,” Dennemann said. “(This project) will allow them to take technology outside the classroom and into the real world.” Principal Sharon Bresler said in Dennemann’s short time at the school, her impact has been huge. “In 2008 Laura was recognized as the Campbell County Rotary Teacher of the Year for her work in getting her students involved in community service,” Bresler said. “She is con-

By Chris Mayhew

Newport Oktoberfest

If you have missed all the Oktoberfests in the area thus far, go to Newport’s version of the seasonal event this weekend, Sept. 25-27. Newport will host its Oktoberfest at Festival Park on Riverboat Row. The festival begins Friday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. continues Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight and finishes up Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. The event will include Munich Oktoberfest style German food, beer and music. For more information, call 513-477-3320.

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Dakota, a 4-year-old blind and deaf dog, with the help of Rescue Our Shelter Animals & Strays (ROSAS) volunteers in Campbell County is in a permanent home in Pennsylvania.

Volunteers from Rescue Our Shelter Animals & Strays (ROSAS)are searching to find a new home for, Dakota, a blind and deaf 4year-old dog after being fostered by Campbell County volunteers. It’s an unusual type of rescue because the shelter has placed blind dogs and deaf dogs before, but not a dog with the loss of both of those senses, said Kathy Thacker, a ROSAS volunteer from Alexandria. The dog, part Collie and part Australian Shepherd, was born blind at birth, and was given over to ROSAS by a man in Bowling Green, Ky., Thacker said. “He bumps into you and things of that nature,” she said of Dakota. “He’s just a darling

little dog, but he takes a lot of patience.” It takes time for Dakota to learn his way around a house, yard and steps, but despite running into things he’s a quick learner, she said. Animals with special needs because they are blind, deaf or have a medical disability are typically difficult to find homes for, Thacker said. “So there is a big need for people to adopt these pets, and take these pets,” she said. ROSAS, which takes animals from shelters and some private individuals to keep them from being euthanized, lists the animals it is trying to find adoptive homes for and an application for adoption at the Web site


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Chasing the Whale in Northern Kentucky: Local Artists Respond to Moby Dick, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Gallerie Zaum, 811 Monmouth St. Students at Northern Kentucky University create works of art interpreting the book. Through Oct. 9. 441-3838. Newport.


Friday Night Ballroom Dance, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Tango. Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Group lesson 8-8:30 p.m. DJ dance to multiple styles of ballroom dance music begins 8:30-10 p.m. $5. 291-2300; Covington.


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. 572-2600. Alexandria.


Newport Oktoberfest, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Festival Park Newport, Riverboat Row, Large festival tents. Munich Oktoberfest style of German food, beer and music. Free. Presented by City of Newport. Through Sept. 27. 513- 477-3320; Newport.


USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Fortyminute tour of haunted boat. Three levels and more than 40 horrifying areas. Nightmare Landing, family-fun center with enclosed waiting area. RIP express tickets “skip the line.” Not recommended for children. Ages 10 and under with adult. Family friendly. $60 RIP express, $48 four pack; $20 RIP, $16 single. Presented by USS Nightmare. 261-8500; Newport. Haunted Hayride, 8 p.m.-midnight, Sandyland Acres, 4172 Belleview Road, $10. 3220516; Petersburg.


Vacancy, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St. Interactive murder mystery. Mature language and situations. Family friendly. $14, $12 seniors and ages 12 and under. Reservations recommended. Through Nov. 7. 655-9140. Newport. Bad to the Bone, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Sketch comedy shorts and music by BillWho? Dedicated to silly thrills and hilarious chills. $20-$30. Through Nov. 28. 581-7625; Newport.


MidPoint Music Festival, 10 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker and Jon Justice Band. $29 all-access wristband; $15, $12 advance. Presented by MidPoint Music Festival. Newport. MidPoint Music Festival, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Lounge. Los Honchos. Free. Presented by MidPoint Music Festival. Newport. MidPoint Music Festival, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Parlour. The Mighty, Lab Partners, Frontier Folk Nebraska and the Atriums. Free. Presented by MidPoint Music Festival. Newport. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 2 6


Campbell County Farmers’ Market-Newport, 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. Presented by Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. 572-2600. Newport.


Newport Oktoberfest, noon-11 p.m. Festival Park Newport, Free. 513- 477-3320; Newport. Merchants & Music Festival, 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Music by Gary Burbank & Blue Run 45:30 p.m. Bluebirds 5:45-7:15 p.m. G. Miles and the Hitmen 7:30-8:45 p.m. and Dave Mason Band 9-11 p.m. Tower Park, 950 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Stables Building. Festival celebrates local businesses. Booths of Fort Thomas businesses on site. Food and beverages provided by local merchants. Beer and wine $4. 781-1700. Fort Thomas.


Guys ‘n’ Dolls House Band, 8 p.m.-midnight With JD Hughes from WGRR. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, $5. 441-4888. Cold Spring.


Pilot Around The Stars EP Release Party, 8 p.m. Mad Hatter, 620 Scott Blvd. $5. 2912233. Covington.


Chris Hardwick, 8 p.m. $16. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Reservations recommended. Through Sept. 27. 957-2000; Newport.

Evolution on the Farm, 10 a.m.-noon, Sunrock Farm, 103 Gibson Lane, Visit a working farm, do farm chores and learn about farming and the basics of evolution. Stroller accessible. Not wheelchair accessible. Rain or shine. All ages. Free. Presented by Society for Evolution Education. 781-5502; Wilder. World Water Monitoring Day Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Outside on plaza area. Drop-in program. Includes music, encounters with aquatic animals and Ohio River fish. Test Ohio River water samples or look through a microscope. Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Rain cancels. All ages. Free. Presented by WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium. 513-304-4305; Newport.


Chris Hardwick, 7:30 p.m. $16. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Reservations recommended. 957-2000; Newport.


Vacancy, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, $14, $12 seniors and ages 12 and under. Reservations recommended. 655-9140. Newport. Bad to the Bone, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. 581-7625; Newport.


MidPoint Music Festival, 10 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. Buffalo Killers, J. Dorsey Blues Revival and Oxford Cotton. $29 all-access wristband; $15, $12 advance. Presented by MidPoint Music Festival. Newport. MidPoint Music Festival, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Lounge. Free. Presented by MidPoint Music Festival. Newport.


Bobby Mackey and The Big Mac Band, 9 p.m. Bobby Mackey’s Music World, 44 Licking Pike, Includes giveaways. $10 ages 1821, $5 ages 21 and up; free before 10 p.m. on Friday. 431-5588. Wilder. New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. 261-2365. Covington.


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The 16th running of the Kentucky Cup Day of Champions will take place this Saturday, Sept. 26, at Turfway Park. The event includes a Grade II race and two Grade III races. The Grade II race is for horses 3 years old and up and has a purse worth $350,000. General admission and parking are free. To reserve a seat, call 371-0200. For post times and other information, visit


Grant’s Lick 150th Year Celebration, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Grant’s Lick Baptist Church, 941 Clay Ridge Road, Dinner and celebration follow morning worship services. Free. 6352444. Alexandria. M O N D A Y, S E P T . 2 8


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

Newport Oktoberfest, noon-9 p.m. Festival Park Newport, Free. 513- 477-3320; Newport.


USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $60 RIP express, $48 four pack; $20 RIP, $16 single. 261-8500; Newport. Haunted Hayride, 8 p.m.-midnight, Sandyland Acres, $10. 322-0516; Petersburg.




Evolution on the Farm, 10 a.m.-noon, Sunrock Farm, Free. 781-5502; Wilder.

Creative Minds: Artistic Discussion, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. David Michael Beck, illustrator and comic artist, discusses sequential art and the comics industry. $10. Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St. Registration required. 431-0020. Covington.




Roger Mullins, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Barnes & Noble Newport, Newport on the Levee, Author discusses and signs “Lethal Amnesia.”. Free. 581-2000. Newport.

Chris Hardwick, 7:30 p.m. $14. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Reservations recommended. 957-2000; Newport. Sunday Cruise-In Car Show, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, With J.D. Hughes. 441-4888; Cold Spring.

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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. 572-1225; Fort Thomas.


USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $60 RIP express, $48 four pack; $20 RIP, $16 single. 261-8500; Newport.


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Adventure Club, 4 p.m. Explore Central America. Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Games, crafts and snacks. Ages 6-11. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Fort Thomas.


John Redell, 8 p.m. Mansion Hill Tavern, 502 Washington Ave. Ages 21 and up. 581-0100. Newport. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 2 9


Chasing the Whale in Northern Kentucky: Local Artists Respond to Moby Dick, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Gallerie Zaum, 441-3838. Newport.

Artist in Residence, 9 p.m. With The Newbees and friends. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Lounge. Ages 21 and up. 4312201. Newport. Cory Moore, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. KJ’s Pub, 2379 Buttermilk Crossing, 344-1413. Crescent Springs.


She Wants Revenge, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. With Kill Hannah and The Tender Box. $18, $15 advance. 4312201. Newport.


Awana, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Grant’s Lick Baptist Church, 941 Clay Ridge Road, Light supper followed by program of bible scripture memorization, bible lesson and game time. For grades preschool through high-school. Free. 635-2444. Alexandria.

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Civil Air Patrol Squadron Meeting, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. U.S. Army Reserve Center, 90 Carmel Manor, Teaches search and rescue, aerospace and leadership education for adults and children ages 12 and older. Free. Presented by Civil Air Patrol. 802-7101. Fort Thomas.


Totter’s Pumpkin Patch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Totter’s Otterville, 4314 Boron Drive, Trolley Station. Ride on Pumpkin Express to Totter’s pumpkin patch to select pumpkin. Includes pumpkin decorating station. Weather permitting. Ages -. $9.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 491-1441. Latonia.


Bad to the Bone, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. 581-7625; Newport. Much Ado About Nothing, 8 p.m. NKU Corbett Auditorium, Nunn Drive, Shakespeare classic. $12, $11 faculty and staff, $10 seniors, $8 student. Presented by Northern Kentucky University Theatre and Dance. Through Oct. 11. 572-5464. Highland Heights.


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


West Coast Swing with JasonAndSophy, 7 p.m.-7:45 p.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, Beginner West Coast Swing Lesson with JasonAndSophy 7-7:45 p.m. Mix of California music played 7:45-10:45 p.m. $5. 441-4888; Cold Spring.


Campbell County Farmers’ Market-Highland Heights, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Campbell County Senior Center, 3504 Alexandria Pike, Parking lot. 572-2600. Highland Heights.


Tuesday Tastings, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Claddagh Irish Pub Newport, One Levee Way, Nautical Room. Sample five in-house wines and five menu items paired to compliment each wine. Ages 21 and up. $10. Reservations recommended. 513-485-6502; Newport.


“The Color Purple, The Musical about Love,” returns to the Aronoff Center for a one-week engagement from Tuesday, Sept. 29, through Saturday, Oct. 3. It is based on the classic Alice Walker novel and Steven Spielberg film. Performances are at 8 p.m. through Saturday; also at 2 p.m. Saturday; and at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25-70. Visit or call 800-982-2787.


Cruise-In Car Show, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, Includes music. Featuring Fort Thomas Corvette Club Cincy Custom Street Machines Country Cruisers Old Timer’s Car Club. Free. 441-4888. Cold Spring.


Halloween comes to Kings Island for adults and kids alike this week. Howl-OFest, family-friendly fun that celebrates the magic of fall, is from noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, beginning Sunday, Sept. 27, through Nov. 1. There is trick-or-treating, a dance party and costume parade. For adults, Halloween Haunt begins Friday, Sept. 25, and is through Oct. 31. It features 13 haunted attractions and 500 ghastly creatures. Hours are: 7 p.m. to midnight Thursdays and Sundays; and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Visit


Why love treats us the way it does When two people marry, one of the greatest mysteries of life is gradually demystified before their eyes. For when we marry, love itself comes to live with us. As children we learned there was something called love. Parents, older siblings, schoolmates, songs and movies spoke of it. Often they seemed to imply that love actually was sexuality. We didn’t understand. Yet, since we were old enough to know love existed, and then soon felt its attraction and enchantment we looked for love, too. After many futile relationships, heartaches, and years of searching, we believed we found true love with a special person. It

must be true love, we thought, because of the thrilling way it made us feel. We were in love! Our wedding was beautiful, our honeymoon was spent somewhere with our bodies in each other’s arms, and then we moved into a little home of our own. When we moved in, love moved in with us - though we didn’t realize all its intentions. One day we were amazed when love took off its clothes, stretched out on our bed while eating an apple, and announced it was here to stay. Suddenly, this elusive and mysterious thing called love was not so elusive or hidden. Rather, it became that which cannot be gotten

rid of (unless we made the decision to throw it out.) What was glamorous and exciting and sexy now has its days when it is anything but all that. What was a dream is now here and asking daily to be listened to. In “The Mystery of Marriage,” author Mike Mason notes, “The situation with love, now that one is married, becomes comparable to the philosophical question about the dog chasing the car - “What happens if he catches it?” Marriage faces spouses with the same question, “What do you do with love once you have finally caught it?” In a sense, he opines, marriage is a trap. A trap to get us to be brave enough to

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live with love day after day and to learn what love really is. For God knows, we misunderstand love. Spouses quickly become surprised to find out what’s underneath love’s charming exterior, and to know it when it’s stark naked and demystified. As Mason notes, over the years love sometimes pulls the rug out from under us, turns the world upside down, or throws a pail of cold water in our faces and says, “You haven’t learned about me yet!” It demands the very best we can offer. And at other times that are just glorious, love teaches us it is the most exquisite thing in the world.

When love is demystified and lives with us in the ordinary of every day, it is bothersome at first. We can even become disappointed and disillusioned and start looking for the mystified version again. We’re all seduced at times by the French proverb, “Only the beginnings of love are beautiful” But true love has its own purpose in being so demanding. Its purpose is to gradually transform us and turn us into genuine lovers. That’s why it employs such drastic strategies: asking us to forgive over and over again; to be patient with each other and ourselves; to communicate instead of


pouting or keeping a cool distance. Later in life, and especially in the next, love Father Lou will take Guntzelman off its earthly Perspectives mask and become further demystified. We will recognize that, as the scriptures say, “God is love,” and that all along he was growing us and teaching us what true love means. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@ 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.

United Way sets N. Ky. goal Mark Reitzes, president of Huntington National Bank and chair of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Area 2009 campaign, has announced a goal of $3,965,095. “United Way is working to create real change in Northern Kentucky by making sure children are ready to learn when they reach kindergarten and that families have the tools they need to achieve financial stability,” said Reitzes. “Our entire community wins when a child a child succeeds in school. The next weeks will be challenging, but each of us must rally behind this

effort and support essential services that help make Northern Kentucky a better place to work and live.” The regionwide United Way campaign, chaired by A.G. Lafley, chairman, The Procter & Gamble Co., kicked off Aug. 26 during the organization’s first-ever Virtual Kickoff. Lafley has also issued a goal of adding 10,000 new donors to the campaign. The Northern Kentucky region is striving to cultivate between 600 and 1,000 of those new donors. Based on 2007 population estimates, less than 10 percent of Northern Kentucky residents currently contribute to


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Get your hands on homemade foaming soap With the school year in full swing and flu season upon us, we’re all into the “wash your hands often” mode. I thought it would be good to share my recipe for homemade foaming soap. It’s actually been around a while but is sure timely today. Plus by making your own foaming soap, you’ll save money and be doing your part to be “green.” Let the kids help – they’ll have fun, and be more apt to wash their little hands if they’ve made their own soap.

Rita’s homemade foaming soap

The bonus? More suds with less soap!

Foaming hand soap:

The trick is in the dispenser. You have to use one made for foaming hand soap. I get mine from the dollar store, and after they’re empty I make my own as follows: Wash dispenser well. Rinse with clear vinegar.

Here’s a couple different fillings. The first filling holds up better, meaning you can fill the puffs and refrigerate them at least several hours before serving; the second filling is more delicate and more creamy. COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD

Foaming and other soaps made with my friend Carol Vanover. Rinse again and let drain. ahead and make a batch of The vinegar helps kill any foaming dishwashing deterbacteria that may be in the gent. Again, use a dispenser container. specifically made for this. Follow instructions above Make your soap: for cleaning, etc. 11⁄3 cups good quality The proportions are a bit water to 6 tablespoons or so different: 11⁄3 cups good of favorite liquid hand soap. quality water to 6 to 8 tableAnti-bacterial or not – you spoons dishwashing liquid choose. (start with 6, check to see I use a clear liquid soap how it’s working, and add and let the kids color it more if needed), plus 2 slightly with food coloring tablespoons clear vinegar and add a few drops essen- (optional) to cut the grease. tial oil (available from health food stores) to it. Both the Cream puff fillings coloring and oil are optional. I’ve had several requests Use a whisk to mix genfor cream puffs/fillings for tly. Let sit a few minutes to Oktoberfest parties, similar settle, then pour into your to what Servatii’s serves. container. Violà! Your own Use your favorite cream foaming hand soap. puff recipe (I have one on the Web version of this colFoaming dishwashing soap: And while you’re at it, go umn).

Fluffy cream puff filling:

This is also good in cream horns, Twinkie-like cakes, etc. Beat together:

1 cup whipped topping Confectioners’ sugar In a mixing bowl, beat milk and pudding mix on low speed for two minutes. Refrigerate for five minutes. Fold in whipped topping. Fill cream puffs just before serving; replace tops. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.

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Jane and Carolyn’s cream puff filling:

From Mark A. regarding “parve” products. Mark says: “The definition of “parve” (or “pareve”) in your column was only half right. “Pareve foods are prepared without meat, milk, or their derivatives and may therefore be eaten with both meat and dairy dishes according to the laws of kashrut. “No dairy is correct, but no meat either. Meat can be sneaky; gelatin made from cattle hooves, for instance, is not pareve (probably not kosher either, but that’s beside the point).”

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⁄2 cup solid shortening like Crisco 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ⁄2 cup confectioners’ sugar Then beat in 1 cup Marshmallow Fluff

Jane Cervantes is known as the cake and truffle lady and Carolyn Grieme is a Northern Kentucky reader, known as the gingerbread house queen, and good friend. They both use this for their cream puffs.

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r a t i n g class at G r a n t School in Rita Clermont Heikenfeld C o u n t y. Rita s kitchen Martha Buckler is my teacher and she shared some valuable tips in last night’s class: • Bake cakes and quickbreads at 325 degrees and not at 350 degrees as most recipes state. You’ll have to bake them longer but the lower temperature allows them to bake all the way through to the middle without sinking. Especially true for very large cakes. • To smooth white or pastel color frosting, dip spatula in warm water and smooth over cake. Smooth top first, then sides. Don’t use on chocolate or deeply colored icing as this will leave streaks and spots. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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6:30 pm Candlelight March to Madison Ave. Christian Church 1530 Madison Ave., Covington 7-9pm Free Food, Concert plus Activities for Kids

All are welcomed to this free event. If possible, please bring a non-perishable food donation to benefit local charities. Live Music featuring “The Tillers”. If you would like to help out at the event, contact Vicky Bauerle at 859-581-8974. The event is outdoors and will meet regardless of weather. Presented by the Hungry and Homeless Committee in cooperation with: BAWAC

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Covington Independent Schools

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Mother of God Church

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Barleycorn’s re-opens after renovations


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Barleycorn’s Restaurant re-opened its Cold Spring location Sept. 14 after completing renovations that have had the restaurant closed since Aug. 24. Barleycorn’s restaurant is now celebrating the reopening with a special menu including $5.99 lunch and dinner items. “While our space served us well for the past 12 years, it was time to spruce up and make some necessary improvements,� said Joe Heil, who co-owns Barleycorn’s with his brother Ken. “Barleycorn’s is familyowned, and we are very proud of our success in this community. “Our Lakeside Park location was just voted the friendliest restaurant in Northern Kentucky by our customers and we hope to have the same kind of response from our Cold


Commissioner Kenneth Rechtin, co-owner Joe Heil, co-owner Ken Heil, Mayor Mark Stoeber, Katie Stine and Judge Steve Pendery are on hand as they cut the ribbon to the re-opening of Barleycorn’s restaurant in Cold Spring Sept. 14. Spring customers.� The renovations include a new facade, signage to make the restaurant more visible from the road, a new patio complete with televi-

sion, music and a built-in fire-pit, new flooring in the bar and dining areas, as well as a new bar top, new draft beer system and new paint and wallpaper.

There is also a Barleycorn’s in Dayton and a fourth Barleycorn’s is set to open in Florence this fall. For more information, visit

The Martins recently traveled to Germany with the Campbell County Recorder. They are pictured here in Wittenberg, Germany in front of the Castle Church where Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses.

Making Strides walk is Oct. 11

Join the fight against breast cancer by participating in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5mile walk Sunday, Oct. 11. The walk takes place at Yeatman's Cove on the Cincinnati Riverfront. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The walk starts at 9 a.m. This event typically attracts 8,000 to 10,000 people to honor and cele-

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BRIEFLY Health board meeting

The Community Health Promotion Committee of the Northern Kentucky District Board of Health will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the lower level conference room at the Health Department’s District Office, 610 Medical Village Drive, in Edgewood.

Biological presentation

The public is invited to attend a presentation of the biological inventory for Hawthorne Crossing Conservation Area. The biological inventory is one step in the development of a long-term management plan for the

ty Conservation District, the Campbell Conservancy and the Campbell County Fiscal Court. A major portion of the funding was provided by the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund board.

property. The biological inventory presentation will be made from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Southern Campbell County Fire House, 1050 Race Track Road, in Alexandria. The Hawthorne Crossing Conservation Area Joint Advisory Team, composed of representatives of the Campbell County Conservation District, Campbell Conservancy and Campbell County Fiscal Court, will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. The public is also invited to attend the team meeting. Hawthorne Crossing Conservation Area was acquired in 2008 through the combined efforts of the Campbell Coun-


Sideline event

The Cheering for Charity Foundation is hosting The Sideline Event and a sneak preview to Coney Island’s Fall-O-Ween Festival Sept. 25. The evening begins with rides and refreshments and a live show at Coney Island beginning at 5:30 p.m. Master of Ceremonies will be Tom Gamble from Gamble-n-Fin on FM 96 ROCK.

A cocktail reception with former stars, cheerleaders, and celebrities takes place at 6:30 p.m. Afterwards, guests will be treated to wine tasting by the famous Biltmore Estates and dinner-by-the bite in Coney’s Moonlite Gardens. A silent auction will feature autographs, memorabilia, box tickets, and vacation getaways. There will be dancing and live music by “The Remains.” All proceeds from The Sideline Event will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Cincinnati. The cost for a ticket is $95. For more information visit or call 513-4849945.

Book signing

Author Roger Mullins will host a book signing event for his mystery novel “Lethal Amnesia” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. S a t u r d a y, Sept. 26, at Barnes and Noble, 1 Levee Way Suite 2127, in Newport.

Pet adoption

Campbell County Animal Shelter, along with other local animal rescue agencies, will team up with the founders of the event, Harry Himebaugh

and Mary Jo Boeh from HUFF Realty’s Campbell County office, to find loving homes for orphaned animals. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the HUFF Realty Campbell County office located at 2808 Alexandria Pike, in Highland Heights. Also at the event, the Highland Heights Southgate Police Department will be present with some of their K9 officers, as well as members of the Campbell County Search & Rescue with their trained search dogs. If you or someone you know are considering adding a new member to your family, come down to the event.

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Pink Ribbon luncheon funds mammograms for underserved Two-time Grammy award winning country music singer and songwriter Lee Ann Womack will round up a crowd in the fight against breast cancer when she speaks and sings at the eighth annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 1 at noon at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Allowing guests a private look into her life, emcee Cris Collinsworth will interview the five-time Country Music Award recipient Womack before she performs an intimate and inspirational acoustic set for attendees, complete with her signature single and major crossover music hit, “I Hope you Dance.” Themed “Gems and Jeans,” this year’s luncheon anticipates a crowd of 1,300 attendees. Chaired by Karen Cassidy, Holly Collinsworth, Nancy Fehr and Penny Pomeranz, the Pink Ribbon Luncheon has grown to one of the largest afternoon fundraisers in the TriState. Adding to the excitement is the announcement of this year’s honorary co-chair and one of Cincinnati’s most active community leaders, Sherie Marek. In addition to unique silent and live auctions, the upcoming event will also feature the presentation of the third annual Power of

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The children of Ralph and Virginia Sandfoss would like to annouce the celebration of their parents 50th wedding anniversary that was on September 19th, 2009. Thanks to all who attended and celebrated with us! Congratulations Mom and Dad!

Roger and Janis Tieman would like to announce their daughter Traci’s engagement to Brian Hall son of Bob and Cheryl Hall.

Boone County High School Class Reunion of 1969 and 1970, 6 p.m. Carnegie Events Center and Museum, 401 Monmouth St., Newport. Includes dinner and dancing. Music by DJ. $30. Presented by Boone County High School. 653-0444; 283-1458. S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 3 Heritage Academy School-Wide Alumni Reunion, 7 p.m. Heritage Academy Gym, 7216 US

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Local residents in amazement yesterday as Collectors provide a stimulus package to Florence. They are paying out right on the spot for my stuff. Unbelievable!! By CHRISTINA BUTLER STAFF WRITER

Spokesperson for the event said he expects to spend in excess of $200,000.00 this week for vintage items and precious metals from local residents. Here are some examples of what is going on in the event that started yesterday in the Homewood Suites. One person sold an old Gibson guitar that was purchased in the 1960’s for less than $250.00 to a collector at the event for $2175.00 Another person had a pocket watch collection that sold for $4600.00., with one of

the watches in this collection bringing $375.00 of the $4600.00 talley. A husband and wife brought in a box of old Jewelry, wristwatches, coins, and two German daggers from WW2 and left $785.00 richer. This is cool that something like this would come here to our town. Where else would this stuff ever be sold? The refinery has teamed up with the collectors for a 24 month tour of the United States, both big and small towns to dig up hidden gems.

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WHO: Ohio Valley Refinery Reclamation Drive

WHAT:Opentopublictosellgold and silver. WHEN: September 22nd-26th WHERE: Homewood Suites 1090 Vandercar Way Florence, KY 41042 TIMES:TUESDAY,-FRIDAY 9:00am - 6:00pm SATURDAY 9:00am - 4:00pm

Scrap Jewelry Dental Gold Sterling Silverware Sterling Silver Tea Sets Silver Dollars All Coins Dated before 1965 Industrial Scrap All forms of Platinum

Silver and Gold Coin Prices Up During Poor Economy. Collectors and Enthusiasts in Florence with $200,000 to Purchase Yours! By CHRISTINA BUTLER STAFF WRITER

Got Coin? It might be just the time to cash in. This week starting Tuesday and continuing through Saturday the International Collectors Association in conjunction with the Ohio Valley Gold & Silver Refinery will be purchasing all types of silver and gold coins direct from the public. All types are welcome and the event is free. Collectors will be on hand to identify and sort your coins. Then the quality or grade will be determined. The better the grade the more they are worth according to collectors I talked to. With the silver and gold markets high prices of older coins are too. Any coins minted before 1965 in the U.S. are 90% silver except nickels and pennies. The coins worth is determined by the rarity and the grade. Old silver dollars are worth a great premium right now even well worn heavy circulated ones are bringing good premiums. Franklin and Kennedy halves, Washing ton quarters, Mercury and Roosevelt dimes are all worth many times the face value. While older types like Seated Liberty, Standing Liberties, and Barber coins are worth even more. Gold coins are really worth a lot right now according to Brian Eades of the International Collectors Association. This country didn’t start minting coins until 1792 says Eades. Before that people would trade goods using gold dust and nuggets. Some shop keepers would take more gold than needed to pay for items purchased. There was no uniform

system of making change. The government opened the first mints and began distributing the coins in 1792. By the beginning of the 19th century coins and paper currency were wide spread and our monetary system was here to stay. In 1933 Roosevelt required all banking institutions to turn in all gold coins. Once all banks turned in this gold the president raised the gold standard from $20.00 per ounce to $33.00 per ounce. This was his way of stimulating the economy during the great depression. However gold coins were never redistributed after the recall. Not all gold coins were turned in. Many folks during that time didn’t completely trust the government and choose to keep their gold. These gold coins are sought after collectors today and bring many times the face value. Any gold coins with the mint marks of CC, D or O will bring nice premiums. Collectors at the event will be glad to show you where to look. Other types of coins will also be purchase including foreign coins, Indian head cents, two cent pieces, half dimes, three cent pieces and buffalo nickels to name a few. Collectors warn people against trying to clean their coins as significant damage can be done and the coins value lessened.

“I’m glad I came in! I really need the money.” CLAUDIA MCDONALD says, who received $825 for a gold coin minted

Dozens cash in yesterday with jewelry, railroad watches and guitars. An estimated $200,000 in Florence! By CHRISTINA BUTLER STAFF WRITER

The first day of the 5 day reclamation drive in Florence was a hit with those looking to sell their gold and silver. Representatives were on hand Tuesday purchasing all types of unwanted and broken jewelry. An estimated 55 people left the event with over $200 dollars from old class rings, wedding bands, herringbones, and gold teeth. Coins dated before 1965 were bringing big premiums as well. Silver dollars, halves and quarters arrived in large quantities. Lots of gold coins were also brought in. Rebecca Hughes walked away with over $1200.00 after selling an original $20 gold piece from 1888. On the other side of the room were

Items of Interest: Vintage Guitars; Martin, Gibson, Fender, National, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Mandolins, Banjos and others Pocket Watches; Hamilton, Illinois, Waltham, Patek Phillipe, Ball, Howard, South Bend, Elgin and others Wrist watches: Omega, Accutron, Longines, Hamilton, Breitling and many more Old paper money: United States, Confederate States, Blanket Bills, $1000.00 bills and more Antique Toys: Trains, Tin windups, Mechanical Banks, Robots, Pressed Steel trucks, and many more War Memoribilia: Swords, Bayonets, Helmets, German, Confederate, Union, USA, and others Local records reveal to our research department that recent vintage guitar sold for $2400.00 and another for $12,000.00 to a collector that will be tied into the event this week via live database feed. Below: Refinery representatives will be on hand starting today through Saturday to purchase all gold, silver and platinum items, as well as coins. Public welcome!

representatives from the Antique Association. They were purchasing all types of guitars, large currency bills dated before 1923, military items and pocket watches. One watch was purchased by a collector in Montana for $835 dollars. There were piles of sterling silver items like old silverware sets and tea pots. One gentleman rolled a cart in with 3 boxes full of silver coins. Company officials reported spending over $80,000 the first day of the event, alone. Brian Eades with Ohio Valley said “we have had an overwhelming turnout this first day and we expect to get busier every day this week”. The event continues today and runs through Saturday. The event is free and the public is welcome.

Local Residents are ready to cash in! International antique buyers in town this week and ready to stimulate economy!


Hundreds of phone calls from local residents this week to the corporate office of the Ohio Valley Gold and Silver Refinery pour in inquiring about items to be purchased all this week by the team of antique buyers that is on site with OVGSR. The team of buyers this week are purchasing a vast array of vintage items (see below) along with the coins, gold jewelry, and sterling silver items the refinery deals in. It is a Local shot in the arm for our economy. The spokesperson for the event expects to spend in excess of $200,000.00 this week at the Homewood Suites paying local residents on the spot. The spokesperson for the company has explained that these collectors are paying collector price for the vintage items and is great way for people to get a great value for their items.

Items we will accept include: Scrap Jewelry Dental Gold Sterling Silverware Sterling Silver Tea Sets Silver Dollars All Coins Dated before 1965 Industrial Scrap All forms of Platinum



September 24, 2009

CITY OF MELBOURNE, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE O1-09 AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE ADOPTION OF THE UNIFORM STATEWIDE BUILDING CODE AS PROMULGATED IN 815 KAR 7:120 AND 815 KAR 7:125 BY THE BOARD OF HOUSING, BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MELBOURNE, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, AS FOLLOWS: WHEREAS, KRS 198B.060(1), requires that all buildings constructed in the City of Melbourne, County of Campbell, Commonwealth of Kentucky shall be built in compliance with the uniform state building code as adopted by the Board of Housing, Buildings and Construction; and WHEREAS, KRS 198B.060 (1), authorizes any city, county or urban county government to require, by ordinance, permits, inspections and certificates of occupancy for single family dwellings; and WHEREAS, KRS 198B.060 (11), requires the local government to employ or contract for or with electrical inspection services; and WHEREAS, KRS 198B.060 (18), authorizes each local government to establish a schedule of fees which are designed to cover the cost of the service performed but not to exceed it; Now therefore, BE IT ORDAINED by the Fiscal County and City Commission of the CITY OF MELBOURNE, COUNTY OF CAMPBELL, COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY: SECTION 1. ADOPTION OF THE KENTUCKY BUILDING CODE. THAT, the KENTUCKY BUILDING CODE, promulgated in 815 KAR 7:120 and the KENTUCKY RESIDENTIAL CODE promulgated in 815 KAR 7:125 by the Board of Housing, Buildings and Construction, Commonwealth of Kentucky, are hereby adopted in full as an Ordinance of the City of Melbourne, County of Campbell, Commonwealth of Kentucky as if set out at length herein; THAT, a copy of said Kentucky Building Code is on file in the Office of the Campbell County Clerk, and the Clerk shall at all times keep a copy of said building code for reference; THAT, an attested copy of this Ordinance shall be transmitted to the Office of Housing, Buildings and Construction of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. SECTION 2. DESIGNATED ENFORCEMENT OFFICER THAT, the Campbell County Department of Planning & Zoning, shall be designated as the local enforcement agent/agency for said Kentucky Building Code. All building code inspections shall be performed by persons certified by the Kentucky Office of Housing, Buildings and Construction. All electrical inspections shall be performed by a state certified electrical inspector specifically approved by this jurisdiction. SECTION 3. BUILDING INSPECTION PROGRAM THAT, pursuant to KRS 198B.060(8), a building inspection program is hereby established in the City of Melbourne, County of Campbell, for application to all buildings. Local jurisdictions may adopt by ordinance detached single family dwellings as provided in the adopted codes. SECTION 4. PERMITS AND FEES. THAT, the fees for permits and inspections shall be as provided for in a separate schedule. SECTION 5. INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES REPEALED. THAT, all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed. SECTION 6. EFFECTIVE DATE. THAT, this ordinance shall take effect and be in full force when passed, published and recorded according to law. City of Melbourne, Kentucky A Municipal Corporation of the Sixth Class. ________________ Edward C. Fischer, Mayor Attest: ________________ Angela Ross, City Clerk/Treasurer First Reading:: Second Reading: Published:

8/10/2009 9/14/2009 9/24/2009 857667a1001503114

CITY OF CRESTVIEW ORDINANCE NO. 2009-06 AN ORDINANCE LEVYING CITY OF CRESTVIEW, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY AD VALOREM TAXES FOR GENERAL MUNICIPAL PURPOSES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR JULY 1, 2009 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2010, ON ALL TAXABLE PROPERTY WITHIN THE TAXING JURISDICTION OF THE CITY, ON EACH ONE HUNDRED ($100.00) DOLLARS OF FISCAL YEAR 2009 ASSESSED VALUATION, AS FOLLOWS: ON REAL PROPERTY, INCLUDING REAL PROPERTY OF PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANIES: $ .173 CENTS; AND ON PERSONAL PROPERTY, INCLUDING PERSONAL PROPERTY OF PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANIES, EXCEPT MOTOR VIHICLES: $ .615 CENTS. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF CRESTVIEW, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY: SECTION I That for purposes of support of the government of the City of Crestview and the payment of its debts and expenses for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, there be and hereby are levied ad valorem taxes on each one hundred ($100.00) dollars of the Fiscal year assessed valuation of all taxable property within the taxing jurisdiction of the City as follows: Real Property including real property of public service companies: $ .173 Personal Property including personal property of public service companies, except for motor vehicles: $ .615 SECTION II Said tax shall be due September 15, 2009. All taxes unpaid as of November 1, 2009 shall be deemed delinquent and be subject to interest at the rate of twelve (12%) percent per annum and penalties at the rate of ten (10%) percent on said taxable amount and calculated from September 15, 2009, of said tax year until paid in full. SECTION III That this ordinance shall become effective on the date of it’s passage and publication, as required by law. FIRST READING: August 4, 2009 SECOND READING: September 1, 2009 ADOPTED: September 1, 2009 Signed: KAREN P. BOND, MAYOR Attested: CATHY MARTIN, CLERK

CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE NO. 15-2009 AN ORDINANCE ASSESSING AND LEVYING AN AD VALOREM TAX ON THE PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY AND IMPOSING INTEREST AND PENALTIES THEREON. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY AS FOLLOWS: Section I There shall be and is levied and assessed, an ad valorem tax in the amount of $1.60 per $1,000.00 for general fund assessed valuation of all property, real or personal, assessed by the Property Valuation Administrator, reviewed and corrected, altered and returned by the Property Valuation Administrator of the City, also in corporate franchises assessed and returned to said City by the department of Revenue of the commonwealth of Kentucky and certified by the State Auditor and and State Tax Commissioner, together with any and all other property of any kind or description wherever situated which may be or is subject to taxation for municipal purposes in accordance with the authorities aforesaid. Section II All ad valorem taxes assessed by the City shall be due on or before October 31 of the year they have been assessed and delinquent on November 1. All delinquencies shall be subject to interest at the rate of twelve (12%) per annum and penalties at the rate of ten (10%) percent on said taxable amount and calculated from November 1 of said tax year until paid in full. Section III That this Ordinance shall be signed by the Mayor, attested by the City Clerk/Treasurer and recorded. Same shall be in effect at the earliest time provided by law. First reading this 1st day of September, 2009. Passed on 2nd reading this 15 day of September, 2009. /s/Gregory V. Meyers MAYOR GREGORY V. MEYERS

CITY OF CRESTVIEW ORDINANCE 2009-07 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A FEE FOR TRASH COLLECTION WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF CRESTVIEW, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY: SECTION I That the fee for trash collection within the City is established at $ 157.56 per household. SECTION II That said fee is due and payable at the same time that the ad valorem taxes within the City are payable. This fee shall also bear the same penalties and interest as said ad valorem taxes. SECTION III Any ordinance or parts of ordinances in conflict are hereby repealed. SECTION IV That this ordinance shall take effect at the earliest date permitted by law. FIRST READING: August 4, 2009 SECOND READING : September 1, 2009 ADOPTED: September 1, 2009 Signed: KAREN BOND, MAYOR Attested: CATHY MARTIN, CLERK

CITY OF MELBOURNE, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE O2-09 AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE 2007 EDITION OF THE KENTUCKY RESIDENTIAL CODE, REGULATING AND CONTROLLING THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, QUALITY OF MATERIALS, ERECTION, INSTALLA TION, ALTERATION, REPAIR, LOCATION, RELOCATION, REPLACE MENT, ADDITION TO, USE OR MAINTENANCE OF ONE- AND TWOFAMILY DWELLINGS AND TOWNHOUSES IN THE CITY OF MELBOURNE PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS AND COLLEC TION OF FEES THEREFORE WHEN USED WITH MONEY. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MELBOURNE, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. That certain documents, three (3) copies of which are on file in the office of the Department of Planning and Zoning within the Campbell County Fiscal Court, being marked and designated as International Residential Code, including Appendix G In –ground Swimming Pools, and Appendix K, Sound Transmission, as published by the International Code Council and is hereby adopted as the code of the City of Melbourne for regulating the design, construction, quality of materials, erection, installation, alteration, repair, location, relocation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses not more than three stories in height in the City of Melbourne, and providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefore; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, conditions, and terms of such Kentucky Residential Code, 2007 edition, published by the International Code Council on file in the office of the Campbell County Fiscal Court, Department of Planning and Zoning are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this ordinance. SECTION 2. The following sections are hereby revised: Section R101.0 Insert: “City of Melbourne” Section R301.2(1) Insert: attached table SECTION 3. That if any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is, for any reason, held to be unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance. SECTION 4. That all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed. SECTION 5. That this ordinance shall take effect and be in full force when passed, published and recorded according to law. City of Melbourne, Kentucky A Municipal Corporation of the Sixth Class. ____________________ Edward C. Fischer, Mayor

ATTEST: /s/JEAN A. RAUF JEAN A. RAUF CITY CLERK/TREASURER Ord09.15 Publish CCR 9-24-2009 858487/1001503394

Attest:__________________ Angela Ross, City Clerk/Treasurer First Reading:: 8/10/2009 Second Reading: 9/14/2009 Published: 9/24/2009 857667/1001503192

LEGAL NOTICE HIGHLAND HEIGHTS BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT PUBLIC HEARING The Board of Adjustment of the City of Highland Heights, Kentucky will conduct a Public Hearing at the City Building, 175 Johns Hill Road, Highland Heights, Kentucky, on Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. CASE #01-2009: An application submitted by Wancella Bowling. Mrs. Bowling is requesting a Conditional Use for An In Home Day Care for the property located at 215 Sunset. The property is currently zoned RAE Any adjoining property owner who is unable to attend this hearing is encouraged to submit signed, written comments to the Board concerning the proposed project. Said written correspondence shall be received no later than the time of the Public Hearing and thereupon shall be a matter of public record. All correspondence shall be directed to the City of Highland Heights, Attention Jean A. Rauf, 175 Johns Hill Road, Highland Heights, KY 41076. The City will make every reasonable accommodation to assist qualified disabled persons in obtaining access to available services or in attending City activities. If there is a need for the City to be aware of a specific disability, you are encouraged to contact the City Building at 859-4418576 so that suitable arrangements can be considered prior to the delivery of the service or the date of the meeting. Judson Daum Chairperson Publish CCR: 09-24-2009 1001503156

CITY OF MELBOURNE, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE O6-09 AN ORDINANCE LEVYING AND ASSESSING AD VALOREM TAXES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2009, AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2010, UPON ALL PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF MELBOURNE, ESTABLISH ING THE RATES THEREFORE AND ADOPTING THE CAMPBELL COUNTY TAX COMMISSIONERS’ ASSESSMENT ON SAID PROPERTY. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MELBOURNE, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, THAT; SECTION I There be an ad valorem tax of all property situated in the City of Melbourne, Campbell County, Kentucky. Real tax to be due on the 31st day of December 2009. Mixed/personal and franchise property is due 30 days from date of bill. All taxes which remain unpaid at the time they become delinquent, shall be subject to a penalty of twenty (20%) percent of the amount thereof and shall bear interest at the rate of Twelve (12%) per annum from January 1, 2010 until paid. SECTION II The tax levied by the City Commission of the City of Melbourne Kentucky, for the year of 2009 shall be .269 on each $100.00 assessed valuation of real property, and a rate of .573 on each $100.00 assessed valuation of personal/mixed and franchise property except motor vehicles. These funds will be used for ordinary municipal purposes to carry on the government of said city. Any and all ordinances in conflict with this ordinance shall be, and hereby are, repealed to the extent of said conflict. This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage, publication and recording, according to law. City of Melbourne, Kentucky A Municipal Corporation of the Sixth Class. ______________________ Edward C. Fischer, Mayor Attest:_________________ Angela Ross, City Clerk First Reading: 8/10/2009 Second Reading 9/14/2009 Published: 9/24/2009 857667.1991593222

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LEGAL NOTICE Neighborhood Foundations will be accepting sealed bids for the renovation of 922 Hamlet St., located in the City of Newport, Kentucky. Bids are due no later than 12:00 p.m., local time, October 23, 2009, at the offices of Neighborhood Foundations, located at 30 East 8th. St., Newport, KY 41071 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids are to be marked "922 Hamlet St. Building Renovation Project #09-30". The information for Bidders, Form of Bid, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifications and Forms of Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bond, and other contract documents may be obtained at the Neighborhood Foundations offices or by contacting Randy Schweinzger at (859) 581-2533, ext. 217. The hearing and/or speechimpaired may call our TDD line at (859) 581-3181. Neighborhood Foundations will conduct a pre-bid walkthrough of the building at 10:45 a.m., local time, October 1, 2009. A certified check or bank draft, payable to Neighborhood Foundations, U.S. Government Bonds, or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the Bidder and acceptable sureties in amount equal to five (5) percent of the bid shall be submitted with each bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory performance and payment bonds. All Bidders shall include with their bid a statement from an acceptable surety that if their bid is accepted the surety will furnish to the Bidder the required performance and payment bond or bonds required by the contract documents. Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the contract, Section 3, Segregated Facility, Section 109 and E.O. 11246 and Title VI. MBE/WBE firms are encouraged to bid. No bidder may withdraw their bid within 60 days after the actual date of opening thereof. Neighborhood Foundations reserves the right to waive any informality, irregularity, or defect in any proposal, and to reject any/or all proposals should it be deemed in the best interest of Neighborhood Foundations to do so. It is the intent of Neighborhood Foundations to award a contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder. Neighborhood Foundations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 858584b-1504364

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LEGAL NOTICE Neighborhood Foundations will be accepting sealed bids for the renovation of buildings 927 Hamlet St. and 929 Hamlet St., located in the City of Newport, Kentucky. Both buildings are to be included as a single bid. Bids are due no later than 12:00 p.m., local time, October 23, 2009, at the offices of Neighborhood Foundations, located at 30 East 8th. St., Newport, KY 41071 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids are to be marked "927 & 929 Hamlet St. Building Renovation Project #09-29". The information for Bidders, Form of Bid, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifications and Forms of Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bond, and other contract documents may be obtained at the Neighborhood Foundations offices or by contacting Randy Schweinzger at (859) 581-2533, ext. 217. The hearing and/or speechimpaired may call our TDD line at (859) 581-3181. Neighborhood Foundations will conduct a pre-bid walkthrough of buildings at 10:00 a.m., local time, October 1, 2009. A certified check or bank draft, payable to Neighborhood Foundations, U.S. Government Bonds, or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the Bidder and acceptable sureties in amount equal to five (5) percent of the bid shall be submitted with each bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory performance and payment bonds. All Bidders shall include with their bid a statement from an acceptable surety that if their bid is accepted the surety will furnish to the Bidder the required performance and payment bond or bonds required by the contract documents. Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the contract, Section 3, Segregated Facility, Section 109 and E.O. 11246 and Title VI. MBE/WBE firms are encouraged to bid. No bidder may withdraw their bid within 60 days after the actual date of opening thereof. Neighborhood Foundations reserves the right to waive any informality, irregularity, or defect in any proposal, and to reject any/or all proposals should it be deemed in the best interest of Neighborhood Foundations to do so. It is the intent of Neighborhood Foundations to award a contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder. Neighborhood Foundations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 8585841001503936


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September 24, 2009

Alpaca Days open to public Eagle Bend Alpacas and other area alpaca farms invite you to visit their farms on National Alpaca Farm Days on Sept. 26 and 27. This is an opportunity for the public to explore the many aspects of the alpaca livestock industry in the


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United States and locally in Northern Kentucky. From meeting these beautiful, inquisitive animals in person to experiencing luxurious alpaca products at the Fiber Workshop, there will be something for everyone. At Eagle Bend, admission is free of charge, and activities are varied to include the whole family. Hayrides, photo opportunties with alpacas, a coloring contest for children ages 5 and under, and spinning demonstrations are some of the features provided. The opportunity to view alpacas grazing or romping in the field will also be a


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draw to those who come to spend a leisurely afternoon at the farm. Alpacas, cousins to the llama and camel, are beautiful, intelligent animals native to the Andean Mountain range of South America particularly Peru, Bolivia, and Chile. The United States first commercially imported alpacas in 1984. There are now more than 150,000

registered alpacas in North America. Eagle Bend is home to 80 of these wonderful creatures, and is the largest and only full service alpaca farm in Northern Kentucky. Other Northern Kentucky alpaca farmers will be on site to speak about their own farms and answer questions. Eagle Bend is located at 7812 East Bend Road, Burlington. The farm will be open both Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visit for directions to the farm.


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Bringing plants indoors for the winter If you’ve been growing your tropical plants outdoors all summer, as summer fades and fall arrives, it’s time to get them ready to go back inside the house for the winter. Begin this process in mid to late September, so the plants will be ready to go indoors before the weather gets too cold. And always keep an eye open for that early frost! The first thing to do is to move your tropical or nonhardy plants into a shady location outside, and leave then there for 10 days to two weeks. This helps to acclimate them to the lower light conditions they’ll be receiving once inside your home. By the way, during this time, do be aware of possible cold temperatures and even frosts, where your plants will need extra protection!

Just before bringing them inside, there are three things for you to do. Hose them off with a strong stream of water. You may even want to do this a couple times while they’re acclimating in the shade. This helps to blow off any insects that may be hanging out on the plants. Immediately before bringing them inside, give your plants a good spraying of insecticidal soap, making sure you spray tops and bottoms of the leaves, stems, trunks and all. Again, trying to get rid of any hitchhiking bugs! (If you do this the same day you’re bringing them inside, let the spray dry, then bring the plants indoors.) If possible, lay the plant on its side, slide it out of the pot, and inspect the root ball for any unwanted bugs or anything else that may be

hiding in the bottom of the pot. Rodents, even snakes have been found hiding here. One way to make sure nothing is in the soil (ants, etc.) is to fill a large tub with water, and then submerge the plant pot and all in the water for several hours. Anything in the soil will either drown, or will float to the top of the water. It’s also a great way to soak the soil. Just make sure you allow it plenty of time to drain before bringing it into the house. Move your tropical plant indoors to a well-lit area indoors, and away from heat vents and cold drafts. Place a saucer under the pot. As a general rule, water the plants well, let dry, water again. And never let water sit in the saucer. Use lukewarm water for watering.

Expect leaves to drop as the plants make their final acclimation to the indoor lighting. It’s natural. And do keep your eyes open for any flare-ups of insects on the plants. Keep insecticidal soaps, systemic insecticides, and whitefly traps on hand just in case. Reduce feeding to nothing or an occasional shot of a water-soluble fertilizer, which can be increased once the days start to get

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cation in a public place - first and second offense at 100 Crossroads Blvd., Aug. 23. Michael Minton, 59, 615 East 6th St., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia - first offense, alcohol intoxication in a public place - first and second offense at 125 Plaza, Sept. 4. Brandon D. Morris, 28, 209 Division St., theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 370 Crossroads Blvd., Sept. 9. Jerry J. Gross, 21, 133 Harriet Ave., third degree transaction with a minor at Crossroads Boulevard at O’Charley’s, Sept. 10.

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POLICE REPORTS Ridgeline Drive, Aug. 31.

First degree robbery

Report of man brandishing handgun demanded money at bank at 3600 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 31.

Fourth degree assault-domestic violence Reported at Meridian, Aug. 31.

at 5400 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 26. Report of DVDs taken without paying at 5400 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 25.

Theft of motor vehicle registration plate

Report of plated taken off vehicle at 5582 Dodsworth Lane, Aug. 31.

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Second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument

William Smith, 20, 301 Inverness, DUI at 35 Tower Hill Road, Sept. 10. Kenneth Lee, 48, 1000 South Fort Thomas Ave., third degree criminal trespassing at 950 South Fort Thomas Ave., Sept. 10. Jeffrey Marlow, 44, 614 Main St., warrant at Alpine Drive, Sept. 13. Andrew Wilson, 26, 4147 Fox Run Trail Apt. D, DUI, suspended operator’s license, no insurance at I471 North, Sept. 13. Ronald Berkemeier, 49, 117 Van Voast Ave., DUI, no insurance at Donnermeyer Drive and Riveria, Sept. 13. Nicholas Ashcraft, 23, 44 Hollywoods Drive, theft of services at 44 Hollywoods Drive, Sept. 14. David Lee, 29, 44 Hollywoods Drive Apt. 3, theft of services at 44 Hollywoods Drive Apt. 3, Sept. 14. Scott Egan, 22, 2930 Southwest Fourth St., warrant at 44 Hollywoods Drive, Sept. 14. Shane Messer, 28, 1014 Fourth Ave., warrant at 44 Hollywoods Drive,

Report of missing teen did not return home at 230 Salmon Pass, Aug. 31.

Report of attempt to cash stolen checks at 5400 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 20.

Theft by unlawful taking

Report of wallet and other items taken from vehicle at 3906 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 16. Report of wallet taken from vehicle at 395 Crossroads Blvd., Aug. 16. Report of money taken from register at 3720 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 18. Report of pet’s X-Ray’s taken at 5730 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 20. Report of DVDs taken without paying at 5400 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 30. Report of ring taken at 401 Springmill Lane, Sept. 7.

Theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting

Report of videos taken without paying at 16 Martha Layne Collins Blvd., Aug. 13. Report of DVDs taken without paying


Sept. 16. Deborah Blaine, 56, 128 South Fort Thomas Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place at North Fort Thomas Avenue and Highland Avenue, Sept. 16. David Harris, 38, 107 East 41St St., operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, no registration plates at I-471, Sept. 16.

Incidents/reports Theft by unlawful taking

Reported at 53 Taylor Ave., Sept. 12. Reported at 2400 Memorial Parkway, Sept. 16.

Theft by unlawful taking from auto

Reported at 104 Wessex Place, Sept. 11. Reported at 22 Taylor Ave., Sept. 12. Reported at 31 Stardust Lane, Sept. 13.

Theft of property mislaid or deliver by mistake

Reported at 10 North Fort Thomas Ave., Sept. 15.

Theft of services

Reported at 44 Hollywoods Drive, Sept. 14.

Third degree criminal mischief Reported at 42 St. Nicholas Place, Sept. 14.

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. ing arrest at 521 Isabella St. , Sept. 11. Joseph King, 26, 21 Parkview, third degree burglary at 27 Parkview, Sept. 11. Kenneth Runyon, 38, 231 Lewis Lane, fourth degree assault, resisting arrest at 231 Lewis Lane, Aug. 26. Cherie Green-Ferguson, 45, 846 Alexandria Pike No. 203, criminal possession of a forged instrument at 1757 Monmouth St., Aug. 26.

Incidents/reports Possession of marijuana

Reported at 300 block of West 11th St., Sept. 15.

Second degree burglary

Reported at 38 East 10th St., Sept. 15.


Theft by unlawful taking


Sherri Underwood, 23, 110 Beech St., theft by unlawful taking at 82 Carothers Road, Sept. 14. Maxel West Jr., 39, 521 Isabella No. 306, fourth degree assault, resist-

Reported at 1007 Monmouth St., Sept. 14. Reported at 1 Levee Way, Sept. 11. Reported at Riverboat Row, Sept. 6. Reported at 1601 Monmouth St., Sept. 15.

DEATHS Mary Beiting

Mary Catherine Beiting, 91, Highland Heights, a homemaker, died Sept. 16, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass, Fort Thomas. Her husband, William Beiting, died in 1998. Survivors include her son, David Beiting of Fort Thomas, daughter, Marilyn Walz of Wilmette, Ill.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Church, P.O. Box 885, Louisa, KY 41230.

Grace Bell

Grace Geraldine Roberts Bell, 69, Dayton, a homemaker, died Sept. 16, 2009, at her home. Her husband, Francis Marion Bell and son, James Harvey Roberts, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Bobby and Michael Bell, both of Dayton and Shaun Bell of Bellevue; daughters, Patricia Duke-Mitros of Warrington, Pa., Sheila, Lisa and Jenny Bell, all of Dayton; brother, Gene Roberts of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; 13 grandchildren and 16 greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Vera Black

Vera Mae Stumpf Black, 87, Alexandria, died Sept. 16, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a beautician, homemaker and member of Alexandria United Methodist Church in Alexandria. Her husband, Ray W. Black, died in 1989. Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Kennedy of Bellevue and brother, Earl Stumpf of Fort Thomas. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria. Memorials: Alexandria United Methodist Church, 8286 W. Main St., Alexandria, KY 41001.

Bertha Borman

Bertha Louise Borman, 83, Alexandria, formerly of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Sept. 15, 2009, at Baptist

Village Care Center in Erlanger. She worked for C&O Railroad. Survivors include her son, Mike Borman of Alexandria and sister, Pauline Monroe of Cincinnati. Cooper Funeral Home of Alexandria handled the arrangements.

Nancy Burke

Nancy Burke, 78, Newport, a homemaker from Mason, Ohio, formerly of Newport, died Sept. 14, 2009, at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Her husband, Jim Burke, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Cindy Collins of Liberty Township, Ohio, and Krista Barr of Mason; brothers, Frank Lang of Sil-

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LEGAL NOTICE The Newport Historic Preservation Commission will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, September 30, 2009. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose room of the Municipal Newport Complex, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky. The meeting will be held for all interested parties to hear and present evidence relative to the following agenda items:1) Review of vinyl windows installed without a COA at 522 Linden Avenue. Evone Bradley, City Clerk City of Newport, Kentucky 1001504180

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From B12 ver Grove, Richard Lang of Melbourne and Dan Lang of Cincinnati; sisters, Betty Walter of Fort Thomas, Gerry Cherry of Calabash, N.C., Rosella Lane of Alexandria and Joan Florea of Clayton, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Alfred Burns

Alfred C. Burns, 86, California, died Sept. 19, 2009, at his home. A Sealtest distributor, he was a member of the Alexandria Cemetery Board of Directors and St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Alexandria. His wife, Juanita Buerkley Burns, died previously. Survivors include his son, Daryl Burns of California; and a grandchild, Addison Burns of California. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery.

William Case

William Edward Case, 73, Dayton, died Sept. 17, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center in Fort Thomas. He was a custodian for ErlangerElsmere Board of Education, a truck driver for Ohio Welding Co. in Cincinnati and a member of the Campbell County Game & Fish Protective Association in Alexandria. His wife, Jean Hilda Reckers Case, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Sandra Keene of Independence and Barbie Case-Lukens of Dayton; sons, Michael Case of Dayton and Daniel Case of Taylor Mill; 12 grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas.

Ethel Chitwood

Ethel June Chitwood, 100, Alexandria, a homemaker, died Sept. 14, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Her husband, Bannon Chitwood, and daughter, Alfreida Naranjo, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Marceline Wright of Alexandria, Ionavee Kerber of Williamsburg, Ohio, Bradlee Maxwell of Washington Courthouse, Ohio; son, Dwayne Chitwood of Winfield, Tenn.; Sister, Ruth Daugherty of Jelico, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchil-

dren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Adkins Cemetery in Jelico, Tenn. Cooper Funeral Home in Alexandria handled the arrangements.

Josephine Colburn

Josephine Colburn, 88, Highland Heights, a homemaker, died Sept. 16, 2009, at Mt. Washington Care Center in Cincinnati. Her husband, Floyd Colburn, died previously. Survivors include her son, Floyd Colburn of Highland Heights; sister, Mary Oddo of Grand Island, N.Y.; four grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. Fares J. Radel Funeral Home and Crematory in Cincinnati handled the arrangements.

Cassi Elliott

Cassi Mae Elliott, 20, Ludlow, died Sept 17, 2009, in Merrillville, Ind. Survivors include her mother and step-father; Becky and Rick Deaton of Ludlow; father, Chester Elliott of Walton; brother, Chet Elliott of Hebron; step-brother, Mick Deaton of Fort Mitchell; step-sister, Rycca Deaton of Fort Mitchell and step-grandparents, Terri & James Deaton of Newport. Burial was in Floral Hills in Taylor Mill. Memorials: The Cassi Elliott Memorial Fund, c/o Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, 316 Elm St., Ludlow, KY 41016.

Mary Hertzenberg

Mary Reynolds Hertzenberg, 80, Alexandria, died Sept. 19, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was employed by Kmart of Highland Heights. Her husband, Walter Hertzenberg, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Greg Hertzenberg, Walter Hertzenberg and Michael Hertzenberg, all of Alexandria, Jeff Hertzenberg of Butler and William Hertzenberg of California; sisters, Ann Mache and Ruth Reynolds, both of Cincinnati; brother, Donald Reynolds of Cincinnati; 14 grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. Burial was in St Mary Cemetery, Alexandria. Alexandria Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Omer Humphress

Omer Lester “O.L.” Humphress, 89, Silver Grove, died Sept. 18, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood. The World War II Marine Corps veteran was a sheet metal worker with the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 141/Local 24, and a member of First Baptist Church of Silver Grove. He was a member and past master of Free & Accepted Masonic Lodge No. 916 in Silver Grove, and a member of the Fort Thomas Lodge No. 808 F.&A.M., as well as a member of the Scottish Rite. Survivors include his wife, Frances A. Humphress of Silver Grove; daughters, Lori Howard of Fort Thomas, Jane Foote of Gulf Shores, Ala., Nancy Whaley of Atlanta and Beth Munson of Bolingbrook, Ill.; sons, Stephen Humphress of Silver Grove and Brian Humphress of Willard, Ohio; sisters, Dell Wade of Cincinnati, Morna Eastridge of Sanoma, Ky., Nancy Dixon of Knifely, Ky. and Karen Overstreet of Bakersfield, Calif.; brothers, Robert Humphress of Cincinnati, Wallace Humphress of Swanwick, Ill., and Alan Humphress and William Humphress, both of Campbellsville, Ky.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: First Baptist Church of Silver Grove, 5086 Four Mile Road, Silver Grove, KY 41085; Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017; or Shriners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

Kenneth Humphrey

Kenneth “Peanut” Wayne Humphrey, 28, Highland Heights, died Sept. 13, 2009, at his home. Survivors include his daughter, Abigail Humphrey of Highland Heights; mother, Kathy Humphrey of Grant County; father, David Potts

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of Indianapolis, Ind.; brothers, Charles Humphrey of Fort Bragg, N.C., Gary Mays of Newport, Dorel Hinkle and Fred Bishop, both of Alexandria; sisters, Stephanie Mays of Newport, Sherry Hinkle of Southgate, Delana Loveday of Tennessee, and Stacy Mays of Grant County and fiancée, Deborah Childers of Highland Heights. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill. Memorials: In memory of Kenneth Humphrey, c/o Floral Hills Funeral Home, 5336 Old Taylor Mill Road, Covington, KY 41015.

James King

James H. “Jim” King, 75, of Fort Thomas, died Sept. 15, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass in Fort Thomas. He was a tax auditor with the Internal Revenue Service, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Thomas and a Korean War Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mary Joan King of Fort Thomas; son, Tim King of Mason, Ohio; daughter, Susan King of Richmond, Ind.; and two grandchildren. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Newport. Memorials: First Presbyterian Church, 220 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Marian Leisz

Marian Middendorf Leisz, 80, Highland Heights, died Sept. 13, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a member of St. Philip’s Church, St. Philip’s Seniors and the Altar Society. Her husband, Donald Leisz, died in 2006. Survivors include her sisters, Betty Scherder of Latonia, Ruth Huff of Covington and Patricia Brossart of Highland Heights. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: St. Philip’s Church, 1404 Mary Ingles Highway, Melbourne, KY 41059.

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Fort Thomas. She was a housekeeper for St. Elizabeth Covington. Her husband, Oris E. Poer, died previously. Survivors include her son, James W. Poer Sr. of Covington; daughter, Georgia Wright of Kansas City, Kan., four grandchildren and 12 great-grand-children. Burial was in Linden Grove Cemetery in Covington.

Thomas H. “Sonny” Long, 76, Newport, died Sept. 14, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a painter. Survivors include his son, Tommy Long of Newport; daughter, Marilyn Kay Tackett of Newport; brothers, Robert, Pete, Jackie and Richard; sisters, Mary, Katherine and Margaret and one granddaughter.

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Audrey L. Rolf-Selby, 91, Dayton, died Sept. 14, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass in Fort Thomas. She was a secretary for 25 years with the Campbell County Fiscal Court, and served 22 years as the secretary to the Campbell County Democratic Executive Committee. Her husband, James L. Rolf, died previously. Survivors include her husband, William Selby of Dayton; daughters, Bonnie Geisler and Peggy Perkinson, both of Dayton; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

William Thomas Lucas Jr., 43, Newport, died Sept. 17, 2009, at his home. He was a furnace operator at Fastemp in Newport who enjoyed camping, fishing and NASCAR. His father, William Thomas Lucas Sr., died previously. Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Ann Lucas of Newport; sisters Deborah Wright and Lori Smith, both of Newport; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens of Taylor Mill.

Manilla Poer

Manilla L. Poer, 83, Newport, died Sept. 9, 2009, at St. Elizabeth

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RELIGION NOTES Community Family

The Community Family in Independence will host, “Where is the Love,” a marriage conference Oct. 2-3. The conference will discuss how to have a successful marriage. The deadline to register is Sunday, Sept. 27. The church is located at 11875 Taylor Mill Road. Call 356-8851 ext. 107.

Divine Mercy

There will be a concert of vocal, choral and instrumental sacred music on Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. at the Divine Mercy Church in Bellevue. The performers are soprano Marnie Lemma, flutist Abigail Westwood and organist Ted Wartman. They will be performing the

works of composers like Bach, Mozart, Faure, Pergolesi and others. The concert is free to attend. The church is located at the corner of Taylor Avenue and Division Street.

27. The celebration includes dinner, which follows the morning worship services. The event is free. The church is located at 941 Clay Ridge Road. For more information, call 635-2444.

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Main Street Baptist

The First Church of God in Newport is seeking gently used coats for a coat giveaway on Oct. 24. Children’s coats are especially needed. If you would like to donate, call the church at 291-2092.

Grant’s Lick

Grant’s Lick Baptist Church in Alexandria will have its “Grant’s Lick 150th Year Celebration,” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept.

Building 429 and singer/songwriter Todd Agnew are currently on the “Promise Remains Tour,” which will stop by the Main Street Baptist Church in Alexandria Oct. 15. Building 429 will be performing songs off their latest self-titled release. Preparing for his new studio release in October, Agnew will be giving audiences a preview of new record “NEED.” Main Street Baptist

DEATHS Church is located at 11093 Alexandria Pike.

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Thomas William Stanger, 59, Fort Thomas, died Sept. 16, 2009, at his home. He was a delivery driver for the Kentucky Post. Survivors include his sisters, Patricia Ludwig of Bellevue and Judith Drohan of Fort Thomas; brothers, Robert Stanger of Fort Thomas and Fred Stanger of Campbell County. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. MuehlenkampErschell Funeral Home in Fort Thomas handled the arrangements. Memorials: Seminary Fund Collection of the Diocese of Covington, P.O. Box 15550, Covington, KY 41015.

The Northern Kentucky Interfaith Commission will have its 40th Anniversary Celebration at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Covington Oct. 5. A buffet meal by McHale’s will be served at 6 p.m. with live music from Cliff Daly and Jim Beers in the background. After that a very brief business meeting, take a peek at our plans for the future. There is no charge for this event, but reservations are required. Call the office at 581-2237. Have an event at your church? Please send your information to

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Barney Leonard Thacker, 72, Fort Thomas, died Sept. 14, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Survivors include his sisters, Maxine Klink of Fort Mitchell, Catherine Bullock and Arlene Ober, both of Latonia and brother, Ralph

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Wilson David Waterworth, 70, Melbourne, died Sept. 11, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a Navy veteran and a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Veda Waterworth; daughters, Terry Compton of Melbourne and Donna Slatterly of Brooklyn Park, Md,; brother, Woody Waterworth of Boone, N.C.; sisters, Norma Mahn of Arbutus, Md., Beverly Walker of Aberdeen, Md., and Peggy Geisendaffer, Carol Ann Willis and Marlene Bellio, all of Pasadena, Md.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Louden Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Md. Cooper Funeral Home of Alexandria handled the arrangements. Memorials: Hospice Care Center of Northern Kentucky, St. Luke Hospital East, 85 North Grand Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Sept. 2. Jessica Seiter, 25, and Jeffrey Smith, 25, both of Fort Thomas, issued Sept. 4. Amanda Spring, 24, of Texas and Brain Hicks, 25, of Covington, issued Sept. 4. Jessica Fox, 26, of Cincinnati and Kenneth Eads Jr., 33, of Fort Thomas, issued Sept. 4. Jennifer Henson, 21, of Fort Thomas and Shawn Lude, 21, of Indiana, issued Sept. 5. Tara Jack, 20, and Erik Spotte, 21, both of

Amy Griffith, 26, of Fort Thomas and Joshua Dillon, 27, of Hamilton, issued Aug. 18. Sue Smith, 34, and William Shewalter Jr., 38, both of Fort Thomas, issued Sept. 1. Jennifer Manning, 32, and Douglas Clark, 32, both of For Thomas, issued Sept. 1. Leigh Nason, 23, of Fayette County and Joshua Nassano, 27, of Campbell County, issued Sept. 2. Stacey Ewing, 21, of Edgewood and Joseph Hatfield, 21, of Fort Thomas, issued





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There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…

Kelly, 61, of Indiana, issue Sept. 10. Meghan Sharp, 25, of Cincinnati and Ryan McLane, 26, of Fort Thomas, issued Sept. 11. Wendy Bradley, 39, and Michael Cooper, 39, both of Bellevue, issued Sept. 11. Laura Teegarden, 23, and Ryan Winkle, 23, both of Fort Thomas, issued Sept. 11. Rachel Beetem, 26, and Larry Whalen Jr., 21, both of Fort Thomas, issued Sept. 11. Courtney, Lawson, 29, of West Virginia

FLORIDA Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent & Relax. Nr Destin, between famous Seaside & Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials. 1-800-537-5387


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


LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit

NEW YORK MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Dinsey. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513

Bonita Springs. A "Bit of Paradise" awaits you! Luxury 2 BR, 2 BA condo with all resort amenities. Call now for reduced fall and winter rates! Local owner, 513-520-5094

FT. MYERS BEACH. Two luxury 2 Br, 2 Ba condos (1 corner unit) di rectly on the beach & by golf course. Balcony, pool, hot tub & more! South Island. 2 wk. min. Available Sept.Jan. & early March. 513-489-4730

CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2br, 2ba Gulf Front condo. Heated pool, balcony. Many up grades. 513-771-1373, 260-3208

HOBE SOUND. Fantastic 2 br, 2 ba luxury condo on Heritage Ridge Golf Course. 3 mi to Jupiter Island Beach. $2000/mo, 3-4 month commitment. Snowbird Getaway! 513-604-6169

SEBRING - Winner’s Nest In the ! of Florida, near 6 golf cours es! 3BR, 2BA, fully equip duplex incls washer/dryer, 2 car garage. Available daily, weekly or monthly. For rates & availability 863-557-4717

SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo. Our complex is just 20 ft to the beach! Bright and airy, nicely appointed. All amenities. Cinci owner, 232-4854 On Top Rated Crescent Beach!

VENICE. Beautifully furnished 2BR, 2BA ranch with lake view, ga rage. 5 mi. to Venice Beach. Close to golf courses and Sarasota. $2500/mo. Discount for multiple months. Local owner, 859-746-9220, 653-9602

1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge.Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. A Beautiful Luxury Log Cabin Resort minutes from Dollywood & Pigeon Forge! Great amenities, pet friendly cabins. Excellent rates! Call now or visit us online 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366) 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 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

NORTH CAROLINA EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 800-245-7746 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

OHIO DESTIN. New, furnished 2 br, 2 ba condo, golf, pools, dazzling Gulf view. Available weekly Sept/Oct.; monthly Nov/Dec. 30% off! 513-561-4683 Visit or


Old Man’s Cave/Hocking Hills FREE Parks-Fishing-Flea Markets Inn Towner Motel - Logan, Ohio 1-800-254-3371 Room rates $45/up


GATLINBURG. Choose a 2 or 3 BR chalet, conveniently located, richly appointed and meticulously main tained. Pet friendly. 877-215-3335 or visit Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

TIME SHARES DISCOUNT TIMESHARES Save 60-80% off Retail! Worldwide Locations! Call for Free InfoPack! 1-800-731-0307

HILTON HEAD. Beautiful 1BR, 1BA condo on beach near Coligny. Sleeps six. Great Reduced Rates! Sept-Oct and March-May, $550/wk; Nov-Feb, $400/wk or $900/mo. Call local owner, 513-829-5099 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.


To see more on the performance of local school districts, see this week’s Schools page A7. By Amanda Joering Alley Parker Losure and Lydia H...


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