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A12 Lucas honored

Ken Lucas has spent decades in public service and during a Nov. 16 luncheon he was honored for that commitment. Kids Voting USA Northern Kentucky gave Lucas its civic leadership award at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront in Covington. Kids Voting USA Northern Kentucky, a non-partisan and nonprofit group, oversees a mock election at polling locations on Election Day. As adults vote in the actual election, children are given a separate ballot. NEWS, A6

Roller birthday

RECA Roller Rink, 11 Viewpoint Drive, Alexandria, is having a special reunion to celebrate 52 years of skating from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27. Admission will be $6 plus an additional cost for skate rental if needed. “We’re asking people to dust off their skates and come on out and see everyone and relive the good old times,” said Kelly Danner, a manager at RECA, in an e-mail.

By Chris Mayhew

Thanksgiving is a unique holiday where the most important way to celebrate is being reflective and saying thanks. From Newport to Alexandria, here’s what several people who live or work in the county are thankful for this year. Karen Yates, executive director of the Interchurch Organization (ECHO) soup kitchen in Newport, said she’s personally thankful for family. “Just to have the family and to know that they’re all being taken care of, it’s just working in a place like this you see what happens to the families and it tears your heart out,” Yates said. “It’s the simple


Karen Yates is in the kitchen at the Henry Hosea House in Newport, where she oversees as executive director the serving of an average of 150 meals a day at the Interchurch Organization (ECHO) soup kitchen.

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things that are important. “You realize just to be able to have a home to go home to and have your family there, that’s a lot because we have people there who don’t have that.” Dave Anderson, manager of the Cold Spring Branch of the Campbell County Public Library, said he’s most thankful he gets to spend the day with his family. “Honestly my kids, I’m thankful for having two healthy children,” Anderson said. Anderson said he’s also thankful for the area he lives in because he moved from a rural area in West Virginia where he grew up and there were fewer opportunities. “And having the goods and service available, they are just nicer and you just have more choice,” he said. Jade Rauen, 13, of Alexandria, said she’s especially thankful for large families. Rauen said she has about 50 cousins and holiday gatherings are always large with plenty of people to celebrate with and that makes her happy. Carrie Todd, 13, of Newport, said she’s thankful for her family, especially her mom, and also for the friends she spends time with. “I’m extremely thankful for hilarious friends and good times with them,” Todd said. Todd said her friends always cheer her up whenever she’s down. Toni Schneller, a Spanish teacher at Campbell County High School, said she was thankful for life itself and being thoughtful that some people have lost their lives this year.


Toni Schneller, a Spanish teacher at Campbell County High School, delivers donated shoe boxes from the students in the Youth Alive club at the Operation Christmas Child drop-off center behind the Alexandria Community Center Friday, Nov. 19. “I think you have to start with life first and eternal life second,” Schneller said. Be thankful for family and friends too, she said. Olivia Schadler, 13, of Highland Heights, said it may sound trivial, but she was thankful she was getting to go to the movie opening of the new Harry Potter movie with her friends, and it’s something has the privilege to get

to enjoy. “I’m thankful for Harry Potter coming out today,” Schadler said. Monica Murray, 13, of Cold Spring, said she is thankful she doesn’t have to live in poverty. “I’m thankful that I have somewhere to go on Thanksgiving,” Murray said. For more about your community, visit

Grants pay for sirens, radios and server By Chris Mayhew



Campbell County residents give thanks

New education council kicks off

The Northern Kentucky Education Council had its official kick-off Wednesday, Nov. 17. The council comes from combining efforts of leaders in education, business, the Council of Partners in Education, the Vision 2015 Education Implementation Team and the Northern Kentucky Education Alliance. SCHOOLS, A8

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Federal security grant money will pay for three different emergency response and warning equipment projects in Campbell County. A total of almost $250,000 from three U.S. Department of Homeland Security grants will help pay for emergency responder radio dispatch for towers and bases, outdoor severe weather warning sirens in Wilder and Fort Thomas, and a mobile computer server to set up at any emergency response site. Campbell County Fiscal Court accepted a $120,000 grant for the radio equipment, and a $41,510 port security grant for a mobile computer server at the Nov. 3 meeting in Alexandria. The county has also received an $85,000 grant to pay for four outdoor warning sirens, said William Turner, director of the Campbell County Office of Emergency Management.

Warning sirens

The cities of Wilder and Fort Thomas, and Campbell County have each chipped in $3,000 in matching grant money for a total of $9,000 to help pay for the four outdoor warning sirens, Turner said. There are currently 21 warning sirens throughout the county meant to warn people outside to get indoors either because of severe storms or other emergencies, he said. Turner said the grant moneys will pay for two new warning sirens in Fort Thomas and replace an old siren in Wilder. The final of the four sirens will be replacing a siren that was removed when Woodfill Elementary School in Fort Thomas was partially demolished and then remodeled.

Mobile computer server

Turner said a mobile computer server providing wireless Internet access will be purchased with the $41,510 port security grant and kept at the county emergency management headquarters in

Alexandria. Firefighters, police and other emergency responders will be able to use the server at the scene of any emergency, he said. “If we need to pack our office up and go somewhere else we can have a fairly unlimited number of computers that can connect wirelessly to it,” Turner said.

Radio dispatch

The $120,000 homeland security grant for radio infrastructure equipment will pay for equipment to bring the county’s dispatch into compliance with an Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandated 15-year narrow rebanding program, said Dale Edmondson, director of Campbell County Consolidated Dispatch in Newport. The FCC program requires a reduction in bandwidth for anyone, either businesses or government, using two-way radios. The county dispatch will be using half of the bandwidth of what is used now by Jan. 1, 2013, he said. The FCC mandate affects

everyone whether it’s a business or government entity, Edmondson said. The grant will pay for receivers and repeaters that go on the radio towers in the county, similar to what cell phone companies place on towers and equipment for at the center, he said. “We’re looking at I think three repeaters, a couple of base stations, and a couple of receivers,” Edmondson said. Any two-way radios bought in about the last seven years are already in compliance, but the cost of bringing all police and firefighter radio equipment into compliance will approach $500,000, he said. There are grant programs where firefighters and police can apply to help pay for the equipment, but each of the fire and police agency will need to buy their own radio equipment, Edmondson said. There are 10 police and 14 fire agencies that consolidated dispatch serves. “For any one department it’s not going to be a significant expense or budget killer,” he said.

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City gets tough on neglected foreclosures By Chris Mayhew

Alexandria has passed a new law attempting to pin code violations and nuisance fines on the true owners of vacant and neglected foreclosed properties. Alexandria City Council unanimously approved the law at the Thursday, Nov. 18 meeting in the wake of troubles tracking down the real owners of a foreclosed property when problems arise, said Mayor Dan McGinley. Problems have ranged from the city having to cut grass that is too tall to a safety hazard presented when juveniles were using an unsecured house as a place to smoke, McGinley said. All the city can do is cut the grass, board up doors and windows, and attach a lien to cover the property without a clear idea of who to bill, he said. “It’s not overwhelming, but it is frustrating because we call the bank and they say, ‘It’s not us,’ and we call

the mortgage company and they say, ‘It’s not us either,’” McGinley said. “It’s like a labyrinth of excuses and roadblocks, so we think this should at least alleviate some of that.” It’s not the number of vacant houses that is problematic, but each property that is not cared for presents persistent problems the city has to respond to and monitor, McGinley said. Not all foreclosures become problem properties, and the bank or owner often cares for the house, but the city has dealt with issues presented by 25 to 30 foreclosed, vacant houses during the past three years, he said. Problems concerning who to send the bill to usually begin once the city starts citing a property for uncut grass or other violations, McGinley said. City Attorney Mike Duncan said the new law requires registration of vacant properties. Any creditor failing to register a property’s ownership properly is subject to a $100 fine, Duncan said. The city already receives paper-

work on every foreclosure within the city to check if any taxes are owed, McGinley said. The way the new law works, the city will call the attorney listed on the foreclosure and find the name of the financial institution that owns the property, he said. The city already tracks owners, sometimes without any results, because foreclosed properties get sold again and again, McGinley said. “You call the bank and the bank says, ‘It’s not ours anymore,’” McGinley said. Now, once the city gets a name of one of the owner after the foreclosure, the owner on file with the city has a vested interested in notifying the city of any ownership changes. Whatever name is on file with the city as the owner is who the city will bill and file a lien against if necessary, McGinley said. “We get that name, you’re on the hook,” McGinley said. For more about your community, visit

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Readers eye plates for police By Amanda Joering Alley

Fort Thomas and Newport police departments are using new technology to improve law enforcement with automated license plate readers. Through an Urban Area Security Initiative Grant received by the Cincinnati Police Department, 106 of the readers were recently given to local police departments in 12 Tristate-area counties, including two to Newport, one of which was raffled off to Fort Thomas. The readers, valued at about $20,000 a piece, are a passive enforcement tool that uses three cameras to take pictures of every license plate a cruiser passes, said Lieutenant Ken Fecher with the Fort Thomas police. “The device takes pictures of the license plates, then compares the plates it read automatically to plates listed in the NCIC database,” Fecher said. “The technology is pretty impressive.” Through the comparisons, police can pick up hits on stolen vehicles, warrants and missing persons.

Fecher said the device uses infrared technology and standard digital cameras to capture the plates day and night at any speed. “In one hour an officer could easily collect 1,200 to 1,400 license plates,” Fecher said. “Every plate that is shot goes into a central database in Cincinnati.” The database keeps track of the plates and where they were located, which can help police establish patterns that could lead to catching suspects they are looking for, Fecher said. Sergeant Chris Savchick, with the Newport police, said they have been using their reader for about a month. “It is going well and we have gotten several possible hits so far,” Savchick said. “This is very useful tool.” Fecher said Fort Thomas is currently working to develop a database of unpaid parking tickets to add to the device’s system so that police will be alerted if the reader picks up a plate that has several tickets. For more about your community, visit or

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Incoming Fiscal Court shares vision By Chris Mayhew

This is the second in a two-part series about the two new and two returning Campbell County Fiscal Court representatives who will begin working together in January 2011. The first article was about their thoughts about working together. The four representatives elected to serve on Fiscal Court for the next four years each bring their own unique ideas and styles to approaching the county’s future and are willing to share some insight into their plans and vision. Judge-executive Steve Pendery, RFort Thomas, elected to a fourth term, said he wants to see further consolidations of service to provide the best value with reduced cost and better service for the taxpayers. For instance, dispatch and emergency management could be consolidated across all three Northern Kentucky counties, and there are other services that can be combined within the three counties, Pendery said. “Surprisingly, there are disincentives and even prohibitions against consolidation in the (state) law currently, so we will need help from our legislative folks,” he said. “Everyone is on board these days for creating efficiencies though, and we have gotten the legislature to help in the past, so I am optimistic we will get help this time too.”

Garrett said he also wants to see more development in the industrial park area in the west end of Newport, and the completion of the AA Highway into Newport near the planned Ovation development. Saying nothing he’s proposing will cost the county much money, Garrett said he’s focused on cutting taxes where possible. “I don’t have anything that’s pressing that I want to get in and have to do, there are some things I want to accomplish over the course of four years,” Garrett said. Ken Rechtin, D-Newport, re-elected to a third term, said he will continue to be a fiscally responsible influence on county government. “I’ve voted with the judge on his budget on occasion and against the judge on the budget on occasion,” Rechtin said. Rechtin said he will also continue to make sure the county government is aware of what’s going on in all areas of the county including with nonprofits and the Northern Kentucky Area Development District. Sharing information and working together on issues with other groups and agencies helps the county be good stewards of the money it has, he said. “Things such as water rescue and other areas we’ve found that we can work together on, those are things I want to continue to work on,” Rechtin said.

Brian Painter, R-Alexandria, a newcomer to Fiscal Court, said he knows what he’s not going to do. “I’m not going to focus on raising taxes, and I’m not going to focus on raising spending,” Painter said. Certainly, the county has to spend what money it has, but it has to do so efficiently, he said. Painter said he wants to be a voice for areas of the county that have been “neglected for a while.” Painter said he will focus on small improvements that will enhance the quality of life for residents, including water line improvements and making sure the county is working as efficiently as it can when it comes to road improvements. “That’s where I see the opportunities right now, not in big civic projects, there’s just not going to be money for that,” he said. Painter said he wants to make sure the county is pursuing options for filling up an available 18 acres with businesses at the industrial park by Sara Lee south of Alexandria. Painter said he also wants the county to work at low-cost ideas including promoting the horse trails at A.J. Jolly Park and the new wine trail within the county. Pete Garrett, R-California, a newlyelected commissioner, said he plans to deliver on his campaign issue of getting a boat ramp at Pendery Park on the Ohio River. “I think that access down there is important,” Garrett said.

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Sex offenders checked for compliance On Nov. 17, the U.S. Marshal’s Eastern District of Kentucky ended a twoday multi-jurisdiction sex offender compliance sweep. The marshal’s service was assisted by 18 different Northern Kentucky law enforcement agencies. More than 325 registered sex offenders in Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Grant county’s were located and checked for their compliance during this operation. Thirteen arrests were made during the compliance checks, the marshal’s service reported. Six sex offenders were arrested for non-compliance in violation of the Kentucky State Sex Offender Registry Act. Five other registered sex offenders were arrested on charges from drug possession to felon in possession of a firearm. Two others were arrested in the homes of registered sex offenders for drug possession and felon

in possession of a firearm. After all compliance checks were finished, it was found that 20 sex offenders are fugitives from justice. These offenders are no longer living at their registered addresses. Warrants have been issued and investigations have been opened on all of the offenders that were not compliant. “Operation Harvest” is teamed up with the following agencies: Campbell County Police, Covington Police, Kentucky Probation and Parole, Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Kenton County Sheriff’s Office, Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky State Police, Erlanger Police, Florence Police, Airport Police, Taylor Mill Police, Lakeside Park-Crestview Hills Police, Edgewood Police, Fort Wright Police, Independence Police, Ludlow Police, Campbell County Sheriff’s Office and the Bellevue Police Department.

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Duke grant helps county, environment Campbell County leaders will soon have a cuttingedge new tool - an iPad courtesy of the Duke Energy Foundation. County leaders have big plans for the role the little computer might play as part of a pilot program to eliminate paper waste generated by the local meeting process. The Duke Energy Foundation grant to the Campbell County Fiscal Court will underwrite the initial investment in the technology, which will be utilized by elected officials, board members and selected staff to send and receive electronic meeting packets including agendas, legislation and supplementary documents for public meetings. “As government leaders, it is important to take a strong position on sustainability,” said Judge/Executive Steve Pendery. “With this grant, the Duke Energy Foundation will assist Campbell County in taking

I-275 work will add lanes to AA exit By Chris Mayhew


Rhonda Whitaker, director of government and community relations for Duke Energy Kentucky, left, presents a $19,700 check to Campbell County Fiscal Court for computer equipment to make county meetings paperless at the Nov. 17 meeting in Newport. To Whitaker’s left are commissioners Mark Hayden, Dave Otto, Ken Rechtin and Judge-executive Steve Pendery. steps to operate in a manner that is good for the taxpayers and the planet.” The Duke Energy Foundation grant covers the purchase of the iPads and necessary software, as well as training to ensure maximum use of the technology for this green initiative. Campbell County will perform a survey after one year to determine the savings and effectiveness of the technology. “This project is a great fit for the Duke Energy Foundation because it directly addresses sustainability

efforts, one of our focus areas,” said Karen Monday, vice president of the Duke Energy Foundation in Ohio and Kentucky. “We're confident the project is a great fit for the county, too. It helps 'green' the local meeting process and puts the information county leaders need right at their fingertips.” Campbell County is grateful to the Duke Energy Foundation for this opportunity to demonstrate how local governments can become environmental stewards through the use of technology.

Work to repair the concrete pavement on Interstate-275 in Campbell and Kenton counties starting by the spring of 2011 will include additional lanes on the exit ramps connecting to the AA Highway in Wilder. The exit ramp work is part of a larger project to repair the concrete on I-275 between the Dixie Highway in Kenton County around Crestview Hills and the AA Highway. Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine summed up the importance of the exit ramp work for drivers heading east on I275 exiting onto the AA Highway heading south during a report he delivered at the Nov. 16 Fiscal Court Mayor’s Meeting in Newport. Currently, the exits onto the AA Highway from I-275 are single-lane ramps. “That will be a doublelane ramp, and there will be one free flow ramp to southbound AA Highway,” Horine said. The exit ramp work will be accomplished by widening them, and not reconfig-

uring them, said Nancy Wood, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 6 Office. “And that should alleviate some of the traffic having to stop in the exit lane and then back up onto I275,” Wood said. Horine said plans are also being pursued to add a second exit ramp lane for traffic traveling south on Interstate-471 to west I-275 at the interchange in Highland Heights. Further, there is talk of adding an additional lane to both north and south I-471, resulting in the loss of the center median that has plants growing in it, he said. The details of the I-471 project, not slated for action until 2012, still haven’t been confirmed, Wood said. The I-471 project will be a pavement replacement project, she said. “It’s part of the Brent Spence project and I-471 Study,” Wood said. “It’s been recommended to add another lane to I-471 southbound.” Details for the I-275 work are more well defined and, along with the exit ramp work on the AA Highway, will include repairing

the concrete between the AA Highway and Dixie Highway. The work on I-275 will also include the installation of about 11 miles of median cable barriers in Kenton and Campbell counties. The Transportation Cabinet has delayed a scheduled Friday, Nov. 19 opening of the bids on the I-275 projects, Wood said. The opening and awarding of bids was delayed to answer questions from contractors, including details of coordinating with other road work projects, she said. It’s anticipated the project will be in the December letting process where bids from contractors are typically awarded, Wood said. When work does start, most of the work on I-275 will take place at nights and on weekends, she said. “For the majority of the work we are going to try to do our best to not affect the majority of traffic,” Wood said. “It will be mostly during non-peak times.” For more information from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet about highways visit their new page listed as “KYTC District 6.”

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Even if it passes, Campbell County smoking ban likely wouldn’t last long By Mike Rutledge


Peter Cabrel of Fort Thomas holds his hands apart in an emphatic gesture as he argues for passage of a comprehensive indoor smoke ban during the Wednesday, Nov. 17 Fiscal Court meeting in Newport. our customers are smokers and we cater to our customers’ wishes,� said Jim Cline, owner of Cline’s on the River. 21 others - including a doctor, spokespeople for the American Lung Association and American Cancer Society, and others who emphasized the health dangers of smoking and secondhand

smoke - urged leaders to take a step for the health of Northern Kentuckians, including smokers and nonsmokers, who would benefit from cleaner indoor air. John Berns of Fort Wright, who works in the heating and cooling industry, told officials that even when smoke has been filtered through heating sys-

see no fault in that.� Pendery said there would be no procedural issue that would prevent the incoming commissioners, Republicans Pete Garrett and Brian Painter, from voting down the measure before its April 15 effective date. “If they take three years to educate themselves, you would hope that people don’t just reflexively say, ‘I’m against it,’ without having taken any evidence, without having heard from the public,� Pendery added. That argument didn’t

sway Garrett. “Well, I haven’t lived in a vacuum for five years,� said Garrett, who expects he and Painter in January will join current commissioner Ken Rechtin, who also opposes the ban, and the vote will be “3 to 1,� with only Pendery supporting it. Painter on Wednesday noted he has been on record firmly opposing the ban. He did not criticize the current commissioners, but said his deference to the current officials would not stop him from reconsidering the ban.

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Campbell County Fiscal Court heard Wednesday from more than 50 advocates and opponents of a proposed countywide ban on smoking inside restaurants, bars and other businesses. County officials now appear poised to vote next month to implement the ban. But because the ban would not start until April 15, newly elected officials who will take office in January seem likely to strike it down before it starts. During Wednesday’s meeting 54 people spoke passionately for or against the proposal. When the meeting started 120 people were crowded into the court’s chambers, four dozen standing. 32 people - many identifying themselves as owners of restaurants, bars, bowling alleys or other businesses - urged county officials not to approve legislation they said would limit their ability to keep core customers. Several estimated they could lose 20-30 percent of their revenue. “Well over 50 percent of

tems so you no longer can see or smell it, “the particles that cause the cancer still remain.� Betsy Janes of the American Lung Association reminded officials, “Kentucky leads the nation in lung-cancer deaths,� and said the survival rate for lung cancer is merely 15 percent. One man, Bill Inlow of Highland Heights, declined to take a particular side, identifying himself as someone interested in compromise. He urged a solution that gives something to all sides. After the meeting, county Judge-executive Steve Pendery said he expects the three current commissioners to take time evaluating comments they heard Wednesday before deciding whether to hold a second reading - and possible vote at upcoming meetings on Dec. 1 or 15. But Pendery added speaking about the departing commissioners - “The people who are here have listened to the arguments, pro and con, for two or three years and they feel as though they should have their say in the matter, and I


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Lucas, longtime public servant, honored By Paul McKibben

Ken Lucas has spent decades in public service and during a Nov. 16 luncheon he was honored for that commitment. Kids Voting USA Northern Kentucky gave Lucas its civic leadership award at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront in Covington. Jim Cutter of Cutter Construction, president of the group’s board of directors, said Lucas has been a pub-

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lic servant most of his life. “So it’s not anyone specific thing, it’s just been a combination of what he’s given back his entire career to our community,” he said. Kids Voting USA Northern Kentucky, a non-partisan and nonprofit group, oversees a mock election at polling locations on Election Day. As adults vote in the actual election, children are given a separate ballot. In the Nov. 2 general election, children voted for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and two ballot questions that adults didn’t have. Those questions were about schools requiring students to complete community service projects and a restaurant smoking ban in Northern Kentucky.

The organization started in 2000 in Kenton County. Boone and Campbell counties were added later. Lucas, 77, began his public service in the U.S. Air Force and served in the Air National Guard. He also became a Florence City Council member, Boone County commissioner, Boone County judge-executive and U.S. congressman. A Democrat, he currently works as commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. Republican Kenton County Judge-executive Ralph Drees, who spoke about Lucas during the luncheon, noted there are only 435 members of the U.S. House and called it an honor to be one. He said Lucas kept his word about only serving six years. Lucas said there were

high spots in all the political offices he held but Congress was the one he enjoyed the most. Lucas can’t stay away from public service. When asked why he came back to serve in Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration, Lucas said he never learned how to relax. “We have a home in Florida and I go down there and I play golf a couple of times a week and then I’m bored,” said Lucas, who lives in Union. “So when I had this opportunity, I jumped at it because I just feel like I have more to give. ... I don’t know how to retire.” Lucas said he won’t run for elective office again. He didn’t seek a fourth term to the U.S. House in 2004. Two years later he ran to get his old seat back but lost to Republican incumbent Geoff Davis.


Former Boone County judge-executive and U.S. Rep. Ken Lucas and wife Mary Lucas attended the Kids Voting USA Northern Kentucky Civic Leadership Awards luncheon on Nov. 16 at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront in Covington. Ken Lucas received the group’s civic leadership award.

BRIEFLY Reynolds appointed to recovery board

Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed the following members to the Recovery Kentucky Task Force:

• Louise Howell, of Jackson, is executive director of Kentucky River Community Care Inc. The appointment replaces Frank Stoffle, who has resigned. • Patrick M. McKiernan, of

Louisville, is a homeless veterans outreach coordinator with the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. The appointment replaces David Worley, who has resigned.

• W. Jeff Reynolds, of Cold Spring, is the senior vice president of Federal Home Loan Bank. The appointment replaces Carol M. Peterson, who is deceased.


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November 25, 2010


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Moyer students give thanks By Amanda Joering Alley

From the food to the family, students at Ruth Moyer Elementary School have a variety of favorite things about Thanksgiving and different things to be thankful for this holiday season. Here is what some Moyer second-graders had to say on the topic: What is your favorite thing about Thanksgiving? • “Probably getting to see my family and the eating,” said Abbie Waters. • “That my cousins come over to my house, and we get to have a Thanksgiving feast,” said Claire Sebree. • “My favorite part is eating the food,” said Jeanne DeGraaf. • “My favorite part is going to my cousin’s house in Ashland,” said Will Griffith. • “I like my grandma’s deviled eggs the best,” said Cade Hiteman. • “My favorite part is that I get to eat with my whole family,” said Evan Rom. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? • “That I have my family and food,” Waters said. • “I’m thankful for food, shelter and having a great family,” Sebree said. • “I’m thankful for the world,” DeGraaf said. • “For the pilgrims for discover-



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The eighth-grade students of St. Joseph Cold Spring display some of the cards they have created for the shut-ins of the parish. Pictured above, left to right are: standing, Andrew Toll, Matteo Morrison, Monica Murray, Jade Rauen, Kara Mardis, Joey Donnelly, Daniel Vogel, and Ben Schmidt. Seated are Garrett Ahlbrand, Clay Kramer, Kelsey Kahmann, Ryan Randle, and Chase Hauke.

ing our land,” Griffith said. • “I’m thankful for the army because they protect us,” Hiteman said. • “For my cats, because when I go to bed they snuggle with me,” Rom said. For more about your community, visit

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NCC to hold open house for Lesson on immigration prospective students, parents By Chris Mayhew

Students in grades 5-8 at St. Philip School in Melbourne are learning lessons about immigration by researching where their own family ancestors came from. In addition to interviewing relatives about their ancestors’ countries of origin, students received tips from a visiting local historian Monday, Nov. 22, about how to research their family’s genealogy using online resources including 19th and 20th Century U.S. Census Bureau records. Jennifer Twehues, a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher, said her religion class students have already completed a family tree at least as far back as their grandparents as part of a study of patriarchs of the Old Testament. The topic of ancestors was later brought up as part of the topics in social studies about the colonies and resulted in a “Melting Pot” assignment, Twehues said. “The assignment included questions regarding when their first ancestors came to America, why they came to America and where they first settled,” she said. Students in teacher Tina Verst’s seventh- and eighth-grade classes have been learning about immigration from the late 1800s and early 1900s in class. Verst said she’s focused on talking about the stories and history of German and Irish immigrants because that’s where many of the students’ ancestors emigrated from to the U.S. Verst said one of the examples she taught was about how young Irish girls went to work in textile mills and were basically forced to live and work on the premises with the company owning everything. It was known as the “Lowell System” and was named for a Massachusetts company, and students read a book on the subject, she said.

The lesson is all part of a grant from the Mayerson Family Foundations received through Children’s Inc. to do a different service learning-project each month with a focus on immigration and families for November, Verst said. “One of the points we wanted to get across was because immigrants today need to be treated with respect,” she said. Many immigrants including the Irish, Italians, Germans and Chinese were all really persecuted when they first came to America in the 1800s, Verst said. That brings up some discussion points for students so they can make parallels, she said. “How is this different or the same as what’s going on today?” Verst said she asked students. Emily Schultz, a seventh-grader, said she is looking to find out more information about her father’s heritage starting with the information given to her by her grandmother who lives in Woodlawn. Schultz said she found out about her great-great-grandfather who came from Germany and the family’s rich religious tradition of Catholicism. “I think we are going to look at the census online to try and track back when and where he came over to the United States,” Schultz said. Hank Johnson, a seventh-grader, said so far he’s tracked his family back to his great-grandfather, who was from Powell County, Ky., and was one of 15 children. The family’s not certain where their ancestors first came from, but they believe it’s Sweden, Johnson said. Johnson said finding out about his own family history is fun, and he hadn’t known much about his great-grandfather. “I think it’s really neat because I’m learning a lot of stuff that he had 14 brothers and sisters, and I didn’t know his birthday was a couple of days from mine,” Johnson said.

By Amanda Joering Alley Newport Central Catholic is offering prospective students and parents a chance to see what they have to offer. At the “A School of Character” open house, visitors will have the chance to learn about NCC’s religious education program, expanded curriculum, 11 advanced placement courses and dual credit program, athletics and extracurricular activities. Mary Ciafardini, the school’s assistant development director, said with several good high schools to choose from in the

area, families have to choose whether a private, Catholic school is what they want. “Religious education is an element you’ll receive at NCC that you won’t receive at public schools,” Ciafardini said. “Here, you still get great academics, but you also get that religious foundation.” The open house will include a presentation by Principal Bob Noll at 7 p.m. and academic, fine arts and athletic exhibits. Visitors will also have a chance to learn about NCC’s unique curriculum, which is on a trimester schedule, meaning students take five classes each of the school year’s three trimesters.

Ciafardini said faculty, staff and current students will be available for tours and questions during the event, which is from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9. Tours will include information about the school’s newest additions and improvements, including a new black box theater, health and wellness center, chapel and classrooms, which were added about two years ago. During the event, a raffle for eighth-graders only will be held for two $250 NCC gift certificates. For more information about the open house, contact the NCC development office at 292-0001. For more about your community, visit

Accreditation sign of moving forward By Chris Mayhew

A record of continuous improvement has garnered a national and international accreditation for Campbell County School District. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and AdvancED have jointly recommended the district receive their accreditation. Superintendent Anthony Strong said the district has worked with SACS and AdvancED in a more than year-long process that included interviews with 300 teachers, staff and community members. “I think the biggest thing is that it recognizes as a district and for our schools that we are striving for continuous improvement,” Strong said. The district has shown steady achievement in test scores in recent years, including having one elementary seven years ago that

was not meeting all academic benchmarks, he said. Now the district is a bit above average, and has one elementary, Cline, recognized as one of about 300 national Blue Ribbon School award winners this year. “I kind of feel like we were not a district in crisis seven years ago, we were kind of an average district,” he said. Of the total 170 or so school districts in Kentucky, only about 30 have received the district accreditation. Strong said. SACS and AdvancED have seven standards they evaluate school districts on, and they look not only at test scores, but also at budgeting, legal aspects, facilities and teaching methods, he said. “We had readiness visits and they would go through preliminary documentation so they could make an assessment based on their evaluation that we were actually on target and achieving at the level they want for districts and school,” Strong said.

It all culminated in a three days of visits from a team of AdvancED and SACS at the end of which they presented their findings at a special Board of Education meeting Nov. 10, he said. “I think it's important that people realize that it's not just something that you can send your name in and become accredited,” Strong said. The official accreditation award will come in January through the organizations, according to a statement from Juli Hale, director of community relations for the district. SACS has previously accredited Campbell County High School, but the district-level accreditation is a first for Campbell County Schools, Strong said. “This process validated the work that we've been doing, not only that our scores are improving, but that they realize at a national and international level that we are doing what's right for kids,” he said.


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November 25, 2010

N. Ky. aims for collegeand career-ready grads By Justin B. Duke

Community, business and education leaders are teaming up to get students ready for life. The Northern Kentucky Education Council had its official kick-off Wednesday, Nov. 17. The council comes from combining efforts of leaders in education, business, the Council of Partners in Education, the Vision 2015 Education Implementation Team and the Northern Kentucky Education Alliance. “This is a pretty exciting opportunity for the community to put the focus of edu-

cation in one setting,” said Mer Grayson, a member of the council’s board of directors and president of Central Bank of Northern Kentucky. Grayson has offered free office space to the council at the Central Bank offices on Turfway Road in Florence. The council aims to use the combined resources of educators and businesses to ensure every child in Northern Kentucky is ready for college and career, said Polly Lusk-Page, the council’s executive director. The combined efforts will accomplish more than anyone working by themselves because everyone can bring their unique perspectives, Page said.

Business people can ask educators questions and bring solutions they would have never thought of by themselves, she said. “They bring more than just money to the table, they bring opportunities,” Page said. Businesses are ready to look past competition and work together to strengthen education because it means a stronger economy, said Marianne Schmidt-Hurtt, chair of the council’s board of directors and senior vice president for PNC Bank. “We need to be confident we have a qualified workforce,” Hurtt said. To accomplish the council’s goals, six action points


The Northern Kentucky Education Council Board of Directors are working toward having every child ready for college and career. were established. The points include focusing on educator excellence, creating education accessibility

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sitions and providing curriculum that prepares students for college and career.

FCCLA sponsors donation project for soldier care packages


Members of Highlands High School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) club pose for a picture with donations the group collected for the Adopt-a-Troop program care packages.


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alumni who contributed their time and talent by judging practice rounds,” said Professor Richard Bales, director of Chase’s Center for Excellence in Advocacy and coach of the arbitration teams. The teams thanks the following practitioners and professors who judged the teams’ practice rounds: Robert Altman ’10, David Bender ’79, Stefanie Brunemann ’09, Zachary Corbin ’09, Teressa Elliott, Professor Richard Graves, Mark

Newport High School Alumni & Associates Fundraiser

The Newport High School Alumni & Associates will host

a fundraiser Wednesday, Dec. 1, at BW3’s, located at Martha Layne Collins Blvd. in Cold Spring. Several classes are meeting at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to socialize and dine together. For more information call

Marlene Wilmot Gerding at 442-9990. Proceeds benefit the scholarship and incentive funds for Newport High School and Newport Jr. High School.


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In total, 18 classes participated, collecting more than 2,000 items and $150 for the Alexandria Adopt-aTroop program. Volunteers made 66 care packages from the donated items, one for each soldier in the Charlie Battery Company. The packages have been shipped and are set to arrive to the troops in time for Christmas. For information on how to donate to local troops, visit For more about your community, visit

Hardy ’81, William Hawkins ’78, Susan Irion ’09, Professor Emily Janoski-Haehlen ’05, Erin Kennedy ’10, Emily Litzinger ’10, Nick Maggard ’09, Joseph Neff ’10, Michael Paolucci ’91, Elle Peck ’10, Professor Larry Putt, Associate Dean Lawrence Rosenthal, NKU Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel Sara Sidebottom ’78, Professor Henry Stephens, Tina Topazio ’93, and Stephen Yungbluth.


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Highlands FCCLA First Vice President Stacey Scharf organized a committee to plan and implement the program. Scharf researched the items that would be needed for the care packages and distributed information to all homeroom classes at Highlands. Classes were divided into three categories: food, toiletries and entertainment, and classes in each category held a friendly competition, with the class donating the most winning a breakfast provided by FCCLA.

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The Highlands High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) sponsored a school-wide donation program to collect supplies for soldier care packages, working with the City of Alexandria to organize the project. In 2003, Alexandria adopted the Charlie Battery Company, a 2-44 Air Defense Artillery Unit of the 101st Airborne known as the “Hell Fighters.” The company is based out of Fort Campbell, and is currently on its second deployment.

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Newport Central Catholic High School is hosting, “A School of Character” Open House Thursday, Dec. 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. NCC offers this opportunity to become more familiar with its religious education program, expanded curriculum, 11 advanced placement courses and dual credit program, academic enhancement program, athletics, extracurricular activities and its campus improvements and expansion. The open house will feature academic department exhibits along with fine arts, athletic and extracurricular activity displays. Doors will open for registration at 6:30 p.m. and a presentation by Principal Bob Noll will begin at 7: p.m. Two eighth-graders in attendance will win a $250 NCC gift certificate in a special raffle for eighth-graders only. For more details, contact the NCC Development Office at 859-292-0001.


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November 25, 2010


Gateway lands $8.5-million grant Program will add 20 jobs


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Gateway Community and Technical College received a five-year, multimillion-dollar federal grant to provide low-income students pursuing health care careers a wide variety of support services and resources to help them earn their degrees. The grant from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families will provide funds of nearly $1.8 million in the first year. “We expect the grant to

Left – Firemen from the Central Campbell Fire Department visited St. Joseph Cold Spring to discuss fire safety with the kindergarten, first, and second grades. Shown: The kindergarten students of St. Joseph, Cold Spring, are fascinated to find that the Central Campbell’s fire trucks use colors as well as words around the nozzles for hoses on their trucks. Pictured here are from left to right, Luke Piscitello, Mason Meyer, and Declan Kessen.

NKU professor wins national sexuality research award Northern Kentucky University communication professor Jimmie Manning has been selected by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality to receive the 2010 Early Professional Award. Manning was selected from several nominees to receive the award at the organization’s meeting last week in Las Vegas, Nev. “This award designates outstanding young professionals in the field of sex science,” said Dr. Christopher White, the award committee chair. Dr. Manning was particularly noted for his innovative research methods,

prolific research output and commitment to public service and education. The award is the highest honor the organization specifically offers to professors before tenure. Winners must demonstrate an outstanding commitment to the field of sexuality studies and sexology and be actively involved with the association. Manning is in his fifth year as an assistant professor in NKU’s communication graduate program and serves as the program’s director. His research explores social control and

social support in relationships, and many of his research projects explore topics such as sex education, sexual identity and negotiation of sexual behavior in relationships. The award nomination was submitted by Dr. Charelene Muehlenhard, a senior scholar in the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. “He has done impressive work in sexuality research, teaching and service,” she said. “He is truly a leader in the field of sexuality. His two presentations were my favorites at the SSSS meeting.”

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The votes are in

Fr. Gerry Reinersman congratulates Sophie Arnold as he presents the tools of the office to the new student council officers of St. Joseph School, Cold Spring Sept. 24. The new student council officers at St. Joseph include Treasurer, Trevor Rawe; Secretary, Grant Schilling; Vice President, Sopie Arnold; and President Seth Freppon.

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Members from the Southgate Park and Tree Board explained the value of trees to students from Southgate Public School during their recent Walkathon. Shown here are Park and Tree Board Members, from left are Harold Kremer, Bill Theis, Juanita Bittiner, Dr. Joyce Hamberg, Chairman, Nora Williams and Vinnie Rizzo.


Kris Stone, Director of Boone County Arboretum participated in the Southgate Public School Walkathon. Shown here is Kris (center, background) showing the students a picture of the fruit from the Cucumber Magnolia tree which they are standing under in Evergreen Cemetery.


Members from Southgate Park and Tree Board instructed students from Southgate Public School during their recent Walkathon. Shown in the attached picture is Southgate Park and Tree Board Chairman, Dr. Joyce Hamberg (right) instructing the students on the value of trees.


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Dear Santa, How are you? Me? I’m hanging in there! It’s been a crazy busy month gathering up all these wonderful letters to you from local girls and boys. I have to admit, though, I wouldn’t want to be working for anyone else this season. This is my favorite time of the year! Yes, it’s hard work getting all the letters in the paper, but it’s quite a pleasure It’s the closest I’ll probably ever get to the feeling you get while leaving gifts for all the children in the world. How wonderfully happy this must make you! Thank you so much, Santa, for your refreshing kindness. It’s a kindness that has had a tremendous impact on young minds generation after generation. You can see your influence in their coloful crayon-printed words – thanking you for past gifts, reminding you to remember their moms, grandpas, friends and even the soldiers serving across the globe! How encouraging this glorious generosity has been in my life and the lives of our readers throughout the years! Thank you, Santa, for allowing us to share in the joy of reading these notes. I’m never quite sure what to ask you to leave under my tree Christmas morning. You’ve already given so much, from countless stuffed animas to talking baby dolls to… well anything else my young heart desired. For all of these I thank you. If I could have one wish, it would be to reiterate the wishes of these girls and boys – Santa, they are good children, remember each and everyone of them – and remember too their friends, moms, grandpas, and those others dear to their hearts. Merry Christmas, Santa. I will, as always, do my best to be good. I love you, Santa.

Love, Melissa Hayden Santa’s letter helper

November 25, 2010

Dear Santa, My name is Julia. I am 6 years old. I live in Fort Thomas, Ky. with my mother Lori. We all read the Recorder. Here is Julia my 2010 school picture. I go to school 1st grade and I like my teacher, she is a good teacher. Please bring me some toys and don’t forget the other little boys and girls. I will leave you some cookies and milk. Thank you. Julia, 6 Fort Thomas

and carrots for the reindeer. Thanks Santa and remember that I love you, Mrs. Claus, and the reindeer with all my heart. Love, Clara, 5 Southgate

Dear santa, i would like to wish you a merry christmas, i would like a netbook, some new clothes and some boots, i have been good this year,i help take care of my Kelsey brother and i take care of the family pets .milk and cookies like Dear Santa, always My name is Michael. I Love, am eight years old. I have Kelsey tried really Highland Heights hard to be good this dear santa, my mommy year. I am and daddy said i have been trying hard a pretty good boy this in school year,and i and I am should write earning good you and tell grades. I Michael want to thank you for all the you what i toys that you brought me would like christlast year. For Christmas this for year I would like an electric mas. i would schooter. I love to build like toy story and Jordan things so I am asking for the toys Lego City Airplane and c a r s Police Station. I would like and,trucks i also would like Tech deck items. I would some games and some also like the Harry Potter books and some new dvds.i Lego Castle for Christmas. I will leave milk and cookies will keep working hard at out for you like always, school and I promise to try thank you santa, and merry and get along with my little christmas Jordan, 3 sister Clara. If you could Hhighland Heights bring a few chew toys for my puyppy Hershey I would Dear Santa, be really happy and so Please would mom and dad. New bring me lots chew toys for the puppy of cars, might stop him from chewtrucks and ing up my toys. trains!! Thanks again Santa. Love, Love, Luke, 2 Michael, 8 Luke Camp Southgate Springs Dear Santa, My name is Clara. I am Dear Santa, Please bring me lots of five years old. I have been a baseball good girl this cards, MLB year. I am in 2K10 and Kindergarten M a d d e n now. I am NFL11 for working xbox 360, hard on and all kinds learning and of sports writing my Jacob stuff!! letters. I Clara Love, want to thank you for all the things Jacob, 8 that you brought me last Camp Springs Christmas. I loved everything that you brought me. Hi Santa, Now on to my wish for this Christmas is still a long year. I would like a Barbie time, and I want alot of Dream House and the Scoo- presents like by Doo Haunted House. The an American gift I would like the most is Girl Doll a Beauty Salon. I promise to n a m e d share all the toys that you Molly, Littlibring me with my bigh est pet shop brother Michael. Sometimes toys and we fight about toys, but I e v e r y t h i n g Victoria am trying my best to be a else I want. good girl. If you can’t bring Bye Bye the toys on my list, I would Santa you are the best Santa love anything that you want in the world. to bring me. Please bring Victoria, 4 something extra special to Highland Heights my puppy Hershey. I am sure he would love some Dear Santa, new chew toys. I will leave How are you? You better milk and cookies out for you get your sleigh ready

because I want a moxie girl doll, barbie dolls, polly pockets, detective kit, Zuh Zuh Alayna pets, and my dog a new chew toy. thank you, Alayna, 7 Highland Heights Dear Santa, My name is Buddy and I am 5. I’ve been pretty good this year. This is what I want for Christmas: Horses, a house for my horses, zoo animals and h u n t i n g Buddy clothes. Please bring my sister some games for our family game night. Thanks Santa! Buddy, 5 Highland Heights Dear Santa, Hi my name is Macie. Santa, I really do believe. I love Christmas, baby Jesus birthday. I’v been a really good girl. I clean room, pick up my toys, and always listen to my mommy and Macie daddy and I always share. Would you please bring new pajamas, skateboard, new coloring books and a baby doll. You please send my friend Danielle Y. a pink cowgirl hat too she nice. Cowgril pink boots. Sana I love you dearly. Love, Macie, 5 Alexandria

football, baseball, and basketball can’t wait to see you soon Santa. Love, Braylen, 2 Alexandria Dear Santa, I have been a pretty good girl. I hope your Christmas is good bringing presents to all the good boys and girls. I hope you are keeping track of all Addi the good and bad boys and girls. I hope Rudolph's nose is shining bright. I hope you like the cookies and milk I set out for you. I would like: playmobil large zoo with people and the Asian animals too, two sets of Calico Critter family, the panda family and the elephant family, magic fabric, aqua sand polar playground, flexeez, play-doh magic swirl ice cream shoppe, ten squishies, ten big squishies, squinkies and to put them in cupcake surprise, littlest pet shop mega pack pets, LaLaLoopsy doll with a LaLaLoopsy pet and LaLaLoopsy clothes, a prehistoric pet, a pink flower drum set, and two Nintendo DS games, Wipe Out and Zhu Zhu pets two. From, Addi, 7 Alexandria

Although I am writing a letter to you, there isn’t anything in particular that I would like to see under the tree. Whatever the elves have made for me would be great. I'm not picky. Please be sure to give my mommy and daddy a good gift for taking such great care of me. They are the best parents ever! I would also like my doggie sister and brother to have a nice new toy or bone. See you soon, Santa. I hope you like peppermint cookies. Henry

Dear Santa Paws: Woof! This is Lola, your favorite Basset Hound. This year my brother, Jack, a Boxer, and I are writing this letter to you together. We want the same things anyway, so it just makes sense. We have written to you for many years Lola now, and you never fail to deliver the goods to us! Thank you! This year was wonderful. We now Jack have a baby human brother, and our parents said we have done a good job adjusting to life with him. So, since we have been extra good, we would Dear Santa Claus, like to ask for extra special These are the things I treats, maybe something want for Christmas please. I with peanut butter inside. If want 4 Puppies, play toys you could do this we would for the puppies, a pogo stick like it very much. We will at Lexi's house, a purple DSI see you soon, and we will with green stripes, a purple leave out a treat for you and camera with blue stripes, a the reindeer. Princess dress, me to be a Woofs and licks, Mermaid and 100 bowls of Lola and Jack Mac and Cheese. Also, please make sure ALL the kids in the whole wide Dear Santa, For Christmas this year I world get presents this year and please eat all the cook- want a Nintendo dsi in red. My brothers both have one ies I leave for you. I love you Santa Claus!!! and I want one too. I know Love, they don't sell red ones in the stores but Hannah, 5 I know you Alexandria can make me

Dear Santa, Hi, my name is Mariah. I’m 4 years old. Santa can you please bring me princess make-up kit, and dress up clothes I love being a pretty princess. Especially Ariel The litMariah tle mermaid she’s so pretty. Santa, I’m a very good girl I help my maw with dishes all the time. Please bring my buddy Braylen some Buzz lightyear toys he love Buzz. Love you Santa! Love, Mariah, 4 Alexandria

Dear Santa Claus, My little brother is blind. Christian is 3 years old. He needs special toys to help him learn and grow. I am 6 years old. Please get me a Barbie doll, some new clothes, shoes, and new bedroom furniture. I also want a rainbow book and color crayons. I love you Santa – see you soon! Gwyndolyn, 6

Dear Santa, My name is Braylen. I’m 2 years old. Santa I love Toy Story. I’ve been a good boy. I help my pappy rake the yard. he’s my favorite person. Will you please Braylen bring me some new trucks and cars I love to play. Also I love

Dear Santa, Hi. My name is Henry and this is my first Christmas. I am very excited to see you so we can have our picture taken together. I Henry promise to be on my best behavior when you hold me.

a special one in your workshop. Also, a couple of years ago you Gabriel brought me a lil drum set. It was fun for awhile but now Iam ready for an adult size drum set (also in red) Thanks Santa Love, Gabriel, 7

Dear Santa I’ve been a good boy this year. I like Nintendo DS games, wii games, I like iron man (i would like the walking one) and wolverine is a favorite too. I really want my own laptop computer. (My brothers always hog my daddy’s ) Thank you Santa Love, Sebastian, 6

VIEWPOINTS In response to Orth




simply because of their affiliation with a national party, due to voter hostility to that party’s agenda or leadership. This begs several questions: What benefit does national political party affiliation provide to the efficient operation of municipal and county government? Would our county and communities be better served if all elected/appointed officials at this level were required by law to be nonpartisan? Mike Emerine Cold Spring

Last week’s question

“No. Why? I guess the biggest reason is that this custom of crazy shopping on that day is an example of ‘herd mentality,’ and I like to maintain as much freedom for myself as I can (and that includes thinking for myself.) “When I was younger I remember that I used to do my Christmas shopping on the day before Christmas. Obviously that isn’t practical for an adult, with more serious relationships, but there is still plenty of time to shop after Thanksgiving without going nuts.” Bill B.

Next question Are the increased airport security measures, such as full body scans and more aggresive pat downs, too invasive? Why or why not? Send your answer to “” with Chatroom in the subject line. R.L.H.

Nov. 10 question

Do you think the new Republicancontrolled House of Representatives will be more effective or less effective than the current House? Why?

“The current House of Representatives has failed because the Republican minority had no inter“NO! Never. Most of the gifts I est in working with the Democragive to family and friends don’t tic majority. The only interest they come from malls and big-box had was to campaign for the midstores anyway, but even if they term elections. “In the case of health care for did I would rather spend the day example, they did not even want after Thanksgiving to debate the issue. (a day off for me) “The governresting or with famment basically ily than getting up wasted two years of at dawn to fight If they do not start to service to the peocrowds at the represent OUR best ple. Now that the stores. It feels Republicans have a wrong to me, on so interest rather than their many levels.” own re-election efforts, I majority in the House of RepresenJ.S.B. believe all incumbents, tatives all they are talking about is regardless of party “Never have and spending another never will. I’m a should be thrown out of two years trying to guy.” office in 2012. repeal health care F.S.D. while at the same time campaign for “We look forthe 2012 elections. ward to Black Fri“I don’t know what plans the day. Democrats have, but it seems that There are real deals to be made they will be able to do even less for the hearty shopper. under this circumstance. So it realThey’re worth the effort.” ly does not matter who controls R.V. the House of Representatives. Both parties are failing to repre“No way. I use to do BLACK sent the people. FRIDAY for years. Year after year. “If they do not start to repreBut, now I order over the Internet sent OUR best interest rather than all year long their own re-election efforts, I “Saves time and all those believe all incumbents, regardless crowds on that big day after of party should be thrown out of THANKSGIVING.” office in 2012. Maybe then we J.W.R. would get a couple of actual congressmen willing to represent the “No because by the time people. Thanksgiving is here we’ve fin“The soon-to-be-Speaker of the ished most of our shopping, House believes he has a mandate. thanks to my wife. The president thought the same “I honestly don’t think it’s thing two years ago. worth the wait in line at 4 in the “Maybe its time we take back morning to get a ‘bargain’ for the control of this government and aggravation elect people whose interest in the and time lost. people goes beyond the votes they “We start putting together our try to secure each election. StartChristmas list in August so that ing with the current Democratic we’re pretty much finished so we leaders in both the House and can avoid the crowds and frustra- Senate as well as all of our current tion. senators and representatives from “That gives us plenty to time to Ohio would be a great example for enjoy the holidays and do other the rest of the country.” things we normally do while J.B. watching the mad rush.”

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In response to Hayden

Everyone has their opinions. I just wanted to say the people of Northern Kentucky are not trailing the rest of the people, It is about time we stood up for our rights, First the smoking ban, then what? alcohol? Big Macs? The list keeps going on about things that are not good for us. No one is dragging the non-smokers in off the streets to a restaurant or bar where they allow smoking, if the people dont want to work in a smoking place get a job somewhere else. I think the cities and states should let each business make up

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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 Monday 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. their own minds. People are tired of being told what they can and can not do by the government, dont get me wrong I believe in laws, but it comes a time where people have to say enought is

Northern Kentucky’s debate over a smoking ban reveals quite a bit about us as a region. Giants in the community like Ralph Drees support the ban. Notable restaurateurs like Jimmy Gilliece oppose it. In some ways, it’s an age-old debate – whether the positives of banning a behavior outweigh the negatives. Anti-ban advocates wonder whether our quarter-pounders with cheese (which do not emit secondhand smoke, but may cause our collective health care costs to rise) will be next on the list. The community’s reluctance to impose a ban without vigorous debate confirms that we are a probusiness, pro-liberty region. Even without bans, great progress on anti-smoking has occurred. There is no question that over the last two decades Northern Kentucky business owners and consumers have been going smoke-free. Maybe our resistance shows enlightenment. The reality is that all smoking bans include complicated definitions relating to outside smoking areas and other issues. Lawyers like to challenge and debate these laws, including the pending constitutional challenge to Ohio’s law. And bans create causes of action for employee lawsuits. Taxpayers will fund enforcement. There are some downsides to increased government, even if it’s just a smoking ban. Advocates point to other states

and portions of Kentucky which have banned smoking, arguing that we are out of step with the times. But how much we regulate ourselves tells outsiders about how we view liberty interests and how friendly we are to commerce. We should be proud that our region hasn’t blindly followed other parts of the state and country. Some of us even think Northern Kentucky enjoys a certain notable caché in swimming against a tide of expanded government. The great irony of bans is that their greatest impact would be on a relatively few number of establishments which continue to cater to smokers. Michigan’s statewide ban went into effect just a few months ago. Like their Ohio neighbors, Michigan small restaurant and bar owners reported declines in business. We don’t need a scientific study to convince us that some of our small business owners would be hit hard by a ban, which is a reason why the Northern Kentucky Restaurant Association supports the right of choice for its entertainment establishment owner and patrons. The restaurant and bar owners who have invested heavily in ventilation systems rightly feel like they have a bull’s-eye on their backs. Advocates offer as settled science that these sorts of bans will prevent thousands of deaths. With or without a ban, those who can’t

enough. After all I was in the service fighting for my country to be free and make there own choices be them right or wrong. Joe Lusher California

kick the habit will continue to cause secondhand smoke to swirl about within their Northern Ken- Rob Hudson tucky households Community and vehicles, in Recorder the presence of family members guest and others. The columnist fact of the matter is that we are already going smokefree, and none of us know with certainty the true extent of a ban’s add-on health benefits. So many of our families have been touched in some horrible way by smoking. But the private marketplace has led most of us to smoke-free work environments. Meanwhile, there will always be government agencies out there telling us what we should eat or drink – and some of us might be healthier because of it. The bottom line is that when there’s a close call on the subject of whether to extend the reach of government, we shouldn’t mind being called old-fashioned, or having an old-fashioned debate about it. Rob Hudson is a former chair of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Covington Business Council. He is a partner with Frost Brown Todd, LLC, in its Florence office where he represents Northern Kentucky businesses on labor and employment issues.

Time is never right for government attacks on small businesses or the free market The proposed smoking ban in Campbell County is clouded with many testimonials, conjecture, and subjective research. Many officials have opined that the time is right; workers must be protected, and so on. First let me say that I have never been a smoker and prefer smoke-free areas as a matter of my choice. Next, I would like to summarize some of the issues that have been ignored by our lame duck fiscal court. Regionalism – During the spring debates and forums, we were told that all counties must work as a region and that we move forward together. Do you not find it strange that our current fiscal court has made sacrifices for the “good” of the region, yet is chooses to promulgate a singular county regulatory ordinance? Worker protection – The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 specifically defines how employees are protected from health hazards. In fact, we also have the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health that conducts extensive research into protective limits and exposure levels. Why would a county government chose to take on the role of OSHA?

More Severe Issues-Our own NKU's Department of Nursing has a study that shows Campbell County as one the Commonwealth's most at risk in Kevin Sell terms of lead KenCommunity exposure. tucky, in general, Recorder also sits on a guest Zone 2 (modercolumnist ate) geographical Radon zone. Radon is the leading cause of cancer in non-smokers according to the EPA. Why do we not see an effort to educate, test, and provide mitigation solutions to our county? Small business – I will use three examples based on geographical location: Claryville Inn, Barleycorn's, and Gourmet Chili. These are all privately held businesses that put their own money at risk to operate a business. It's not my money, it's not your money, and it's definitely not the county's money. These people choose to operate their business based on their knowledge of their client base and the flow of the free

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This responds to Sue Orth’s letter in (the Nov. 11) Campbell County Recorder “Viewpoint” section, boasting of her Democrat party’s local success in the Nov. 2 elections, in the face of antiincumbent sentiment nationwide. Rather than celebrating party strength, however, a more sober assessment of those local races would admit that the winning Democrat candidates did so in spite of their party affiliation, not because of it. Moreover, other, well-qualified, candidates (of both parties) lost

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market. If they see the market move in a direction that indicates they should be smoke-free, I am certain they have the intellect to make the right decision, plus it is their money. Enforcement – It is my understanding that the role of enforcing the ban will rest upon the health department. At what cost? Some officials say it has no real cost, but are we sacrificing food inspections for smoking inspections? What if somebody calls 911? Taking the police officer off patrol to investigate something like this is completely absurd, and could cause a delay in response to a real emergency. This issue seems more like cramming expansion down our throats and less about listening. Maybe it is just a last minute struggle for relevancy before the new commission arrives, or maybe, as some have mentioned, it is because everyone else is doing it. Just because others are doing it, doesn't make it rightespecially in Campbell County. Kevin Sell is a former candidate for Campbell County Judge-Executive and former chairman of the Fourth Congressional District-Republican Party of Kentucky.



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NewCath football returns to state semifinals By Adam Turer

The Thoroughbreds football team is back in familiar territory, reaching the Class 2A state semifinals for the third time in four years. Newport Central Catholic (11-2) rallied for a big second half to oust Holy Cross on Friday, Nov. 19 and advance to the final four. The Indians caught NewCath off guard early in the game, returning the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. Holy Cross’s offense used empty backfield formations to spread the ’Breds defense. There was some confusion early as NewCath trailed 14-7 after the first quarter. The defense made some minor adjustments and the offense did what it does best and the Thoroughbreds


Newport Central Catholic’s Jake Cain runs away from Marcel Paul of Holy Cross during the Nov 19 game. dominated the final three quarters for a 56-21 victory. “We didn’t make too

many adjustments,” said NewCath’s first-year head coach Eddie Eviston. “We

felt that we could continue to pound them on offense. Our defense adjusted to their empty sets and we just played sound football.” The Thoroughbreds’ huge offensive line wore down the Indians’ defense and even got themselves in the final box score. Lineman Jake Giesler scored the game’s final touchdown, pouncing on a teammate’s fumble in the endzone. The score capped the Thoroughbreds’ eighth touchdown drive of the game. NewCath rushed for 408 yards, led by Chris Kelly’s 184 yards and four touchdowns on 30 carries. Quarterback Brady Hightchew added 123 yards and two touchdowns, one rushing and one passing. The offensive line, led by Giesler, Jack Gruenschlaeger, Nick Kohrs, Ross Birkenhauer, and Brady Thacker, paved the way for

the victory. They will be counted on again this week as the Thoroughbreds travel to Corbin to play for a spot in the state championship game. “Our game plan all year has been to pound on people, to lean on them until they wear down,” said Eviston. “Everything is won in the trenches, especially at this point in the season.” Corbin’s offense has been prolific this postseason as well, averaging almost 52 points per game in their three playoff wins. NewCath expects a tough matchup against the athletic skill players from Corbin. “It should be an interesting battle,” said Eviston. “They’ve got some great athletes. Lucky for us, we’ve got some speed ourselves.” Led by seniors who have been here before, the Thoroughbreds can count on their big game experience to

give them an edge. In the victory over Holy Cross, some of the younger players stepped up to play their best football of the season. The balance of the veterans getting the job done and other players emerging will be a key to NewCath’s success this week. “I don’t know if it just took some guys 12 or 13 weeks of playing games or if they are feeling the pressure of the playoffs, but we’ve had some guys step up,” said Eviston. “We’re playing with confidence right now. I hope that carries over to this week and the following week. We’ve had experience, so we know what to expect.” The Thoroughbreds play at Corbin High School on Friday, November 26 at 7:30 p.m. The winner plays either Owensboro Catholic (12-1) or Danville (10-3) in the state final Friday, Dec. 3 in Bowling Green.

Highlands two games from fourth straight state title By Adam Turer

The Highlands Bluebirds football team are one step closer to making history. Highlands defeated a tough Johnson Central team 21-14 on Friday, Nov. 19 to advance to the Class 5A state semifinals. The Bluebirds are two wins away from becoming the first team in school history to win four straight state championships. It took a tremendous defensive effort to oust Johnson Central and its outstanding tailback J.J. Jude. Jude was averaging over 500 yards rushing per game in the postseason before Highlands held him to just 95 yards and 3.4 yards per carry.

The Bluebirds needed a stand near the goal line in the game’s final minute to secure the victory. “I am so pleased with the way our defense played,” said head coach Dale Mueller. “That was a great defensive effort.” Highlands built a 14-0 lead thanks to a defense that bent but did not break. Patrick Towles capped a long, slow drive to start the game with a 17-yard touchdown run. The Golden Eagles responded with their own long drive, but the Bluebirds defense got off the field without giving up any points. Each team had to fight for every yard and what many expected would be a high-scoring shootout turned into a slugfest. Towles hit Austin Sheehan with a 31-yard touchdown pass in the final seconds of the first half.

Highlands held a 14-0 lead at halftime. “We wanted to score every time we had the ball because we knew we weren’t going to get it much,” said Mueller. The momentum shifted in the second half. Johnson Central’s J.K. Hall returned a Bluebirds fumble 55 yards for a score early in the third quarter. Jude finally found the endzone and tied the game at 14 early in the fourth quarter. Towles and Daniel Gold connected for the biggest play of the game, a 41yard hookup that set up Towles’s go-ahead touchdown run with 8:34 to play. The Golden Eagles once again responded with a long drive, possessing the ball for the remainder of the game and marching down to the Bluebirds’ 15-yard line.

The defense came up with one more big stop and knocked Johnson Central out of the playoffs for the third straight season. “We played phenomenal defense, especially the guys up front,” said Mueller. “We’re hoping for that same effort this week.” After putting forth a tremendous effort on Friday night, the Bluebirds were already focused on their next opponent by Saturday morning’s practice. With so much postseason experience, this team knows to only look ahead at this point of the year. “We have such a seasoned, veteran group,” said Mueller. “I think we could have played another game on Monday, they bounce back so quickly.” Highlands will go on the road to face Harlan County in the state

semifinals on Friday, November 26. Mueller said that Harlan County is very similar to Johnson Central and is a team that has gotten better each week of the season. The Bluebirds’ championship experience should be the difference maker as they look to return to the state championship game for the fourth straight season. If they get there, they will play Christian County (11-2) or John Hardin (13-0) in the state final Saturday, Dec. 4 in Bowling Green. “Our seniors have been in three state championship games and have lots of other big game experience,” said Mueller. “By the time our guys are juniors, they’ve played so many games it’s like they’re college freshmen.”


Giesler leads young Thoroughbreds By James Weber


Newport Central Catholic’s Jake Giesler, left, tries to contest a Dave Darnel shot during the regional final last season.

Grant Brannen knows his Newport Central Catholic boys basketball team doesn’t have to be at its best until 2011. The Thoroughbreds start playing for high stakes in mid-January in the All “A” Classic, then of course there’s the postseason in March. Until then, the team will try to grow while its best players are pursuing a state championship on the gridiron turf. Brannen, the fifth-year head coach at NewCath, is used to the demands of cobbling together a team in December and getting them ready for the new year. He has succeeded to the tune of a 68-41 record at NewCath, including 19-8 last year. NCC won the 36th District championship last season. The early-season task is tougher than usual this year as the Thoroughbreds graduated a lot of key players from that team, including current Hanover freshman player Grant Pangallo, the veteran point guard and all-


Newport Central Catholic High School’s Jake Giesler will be a major factor for the Thoroughbreds this season. time assists leader at the school. Most of the returners will be traveling south to Corbin after Thanksgiving for the state football semifinals. “It will be a very slow start for us because we have so many football guys,” Brannen said. “Right now we have been practicing with 10 guys and most of the time eight because of injuries and sickness. None of the guys I have right now have a lot varsity experi-

ence. They’re working hard. They’re a step ahead because they’ve been playing for a month and a half. I tell them all the time there’s opportunities. You have two months to show me what you can do.” Chief among the missing returners is 6-foot-8 center Jake Giesler, who was voted the top player in the region by area coaches in a preseason poll. Giesler has been a skilled inside presence the past few years and was NKAC Division II Player of the Year last season. “He’s stepped up and become the senior leader that I need him to become,” Brannen said. “He’s definitely leading by example. He’s improved his jump shot, too. He’s got a very high basketball IQ. We know he can score and rebound and he’s probably the best passer for a big man that I’ve seen.” Guard Brady Hightchew, a starting guard last year in hoops and the starting quarterback leading the way to Corbin, is a top returner. NewCath has been known for strong perimeter

More basketball teams Look for previews of other boys basketball teams and all the Campbell County girls basketball teams on page B2. shooting and Brannen hopes that potential will be there this year to keep opponents from surrounding Giesler in the paint. Among the top contenders at guard are sophomore Michael Bueter and junior Tyler Shields. “Other than Jake and Brady we are a very inexperienced team,” Brannen said. “Some younger guys are going to get opportunities this year. Many teams are going to focus on containing Jake, which should open up things for others to step up.” Because of football, NewCath will not play its first official hoops game until Dec. 9 at Dixie Heights. NCC’s first home game is Dec. 18 against Villa Madonna. NCC will play in the Lloyd holiday tournament Dec. 27-30.


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November 25, 2010

Sports & recreation

Griffin leads Camels basketball in ’11 By James Weber


Senior Taylor Griffin returns at point guard for Campbell County.

Taylor Griffin will be the most veteran player for the Campbell County girls basketball team this year. The senior point guard is one of three returning starters for the Camels, who went 14-9 last year. She is one of three seniors on the team including starting guard Kelsey Miller and Boone County High School transfer Megan Spicer. “I should be able to pump up the girls, let them know when they’re doing well and help them out when they’re doing wrong,” Griffin said. Griffin, a 5-foot-8 guard, recently signed to play hoops for NAIA Brescia, located in Owensboro, Ky. She plans to major in education and teach math. “It’s a pretty small school,” she said. “I feel like I fit in with the girls, and the coaches are really nice. I hope to get some laying

time as a freshman.” Junior forward Kennedy Berkley, the third returning starter, is one of the best athletes the school has ever had, said Ed Cravens, who enters his 14th season as head coach. Berkley is a volleyball player and track athlete as well for Campbell, located in Alexandria. Spicer, a 5-5 forward, is one of the top newcomers, as are junior guards Chandler Gray and Megan Rauch; and sophomore center Kaitlin Siegmundt. The latter, a 6-foot-2 center, will be key as Campbell’s main threat inside. “We’re a lot smaller and fairly quick,” Cravens said. “Learning the game will be a big thing.” Said Griffin: “We should be able to run and gun we should be able to press and get up and down the floor. I’m excited about that. Our defense should be really tight. “ The Camels open against Silver Grove Nov. 29.

OTHER AREA GIRLS TEAMS Newport Central Catholic


Tommy Sorrell returns for his fourth year as the Bellevue High School head coach. He led the Tigers to a 14-14 record and he hopes to lead them on a run for the conference title in Division III. The Tigers have veteran senior starters returning including three-year starter Megan Arnzen at guard, Taylor McIntyre at guard and Morgan Rowland at forward. Senior Brittany Bohn is a first-year starter at guard and junior Kaylynn Dill a first-year starter at forward. Sorrell said that experience is the main strength of the team. Bellevue opens at home against Newport on Nov. 30. Bellevue will host the Stephanie Wilson memorial tournament Dec. 20-21.

Bishop Brossart

Josh Feldmann takes over as head coach for the Mustangs, who went 16-14 last year and won the 37th District championship. He returns two starters in Becca Kidney and Nicole Ridder, the lone seniors on the roster. Top newcomers are Rachel Hartig, Sarah Futscher, Micaela Smith, Abby Stadtmiller and Madison Eisenman. Brossart opens at home Dec. 1 against Lloyd.


Troy Clifton returns a young team as he enters his third year as head coach for Dayton, who went 12-15 last year. He said speed and improved shooting are among the strengths of the team, and he has a new coaching staff helping him this year. Height and depth are his main concerns in preseason. “The Lady Devils are young, quick, determined, and ready to make a statement this year and for years to


Bishop Brossart girls basketball players Nicole Ridder (41) and Becca Kidney (23) will lead their team this year. come,” he said. The top returners are sophomore guard Tabatha Kilburn, senior guard Sarah Schoultheis, junior forward Shelly Centers, sophomore guard Charlissa Smith and junior guard Heather Wayman. Top newcomers are senior forward Sarah Lewallen, freshman guard Nicole Schowalter and freshman guard Hannah Schoultheis. Dayton begins the year in the Dixie Heights tournament Nov. 30 to Dec. 4.


Jaime Richey returns for her ninth year as head coach with a 139-90 career record. The Bluebirds went 19-9 last year but graduated three players who accounted for 45 points per game last year in Katie Allen, Bekah Towles and Hope Cutter.



Senior point guard Allie Conner returns after averaging eight points and four assists a game last year. Sophomore forward Leah Schaefer posted six points a game and sophomore guard Ava Abner had four steals a contest. Kelsey Dunn is the second senior veteran on the team. Junior Sydney Watson return, and three other sophomores got varsity time last year in Emilie Parton, Vanessa Fisse and Jesse Daley. Highlands opens the year Dec. 2 at Ursuline and has its first home game Dec. 11 against South Oldham.


Joe Bramlage returns as head coach for the Wildcats, who won just two games last year but did not graduate anyone. Newport opens this year Nov. 30 at Bellevue and has its first home game Dec. 6 against Silver Grove.

The Thoroughbreds begin life without four-year starting point guard Courtney Sandfoss and veteran post player Mariah Tabor. The team returns the rest of its top eight from last year, including senior starters Kiley Bartels, Brittany Fryer and Hannah Thiem. All three played big roles in last year’s 23-3 season and are three of the six seniors on the team. Replacing Sandfoss’ savvy (she is playing for NKU this year) and Tabor’s inside play will be crucial this year. NewCath won the All “A” state championship last year and was 36th District and conference champs as well. NCC is 49-12 in two years under head coach Ron Dawn. “I think we will be very competitive this year,” Dawn said. “We lack size but our experience will be very helpful.” NewCath opens at home Dec. 2 against Newport and plays in the Lexington Catholic tournament Dec. 18-22.

Silver Grove

Bev Smith returns for her second year as head coach. SG was 5-19 last year. Senior guard Cindy Miller returns after averaging 9.3 points a game last year. Senior guard Amber Fancher posted 8.8 points and 8.2 rebounds a contest. Junior wing Payton Govan averaged 9.3 points and 7.2 rebounds a contest. Sophomores Desiree Gossett and Kirsten Cox are the top newcomers to the rotation in the preseason. Overall, the Big Trains have four returning starters and a lot of quickness and athleticism, Smith said. Other seniors include Richelle Walls, Nicole Mitchell and Jessica Bolton. Depth is a preseason concern for the coach, who said the team worked hard in the offseason and is prepared for a better season. Silver Grove opens the year Nov. 29 at Campbell County.


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Beau Menefee returns for his second year as head coach. He led the Tigers to a 7-17 record last year, including 4-9 in conference play. Bellevue returns two starters in senior D.J. Slater and junior Branden Hoffmann, who was the second-leading scorer for the Tigers last season. Other top contributors include Brandon Fogelman, Zach Norman, Rick Allen and Tyler Ackerson. “Our team is shaping up to have more depth than last year’s team,” Menefee said. “We will have the ability to play more up-tempo than the past couple seasons. Our team chemistry has been unbelievable throughout the summer, always a positive sign.” Bellevue begins the year at home against Covington Latin Dec. 4 and plays its first conference game Dec. 7 at Silver Grove. Bellevue will host the annual Mike Swauger Classic Dec. 17-18.

Bishop Brossart

Mike Code must replace several key players from last year’s 19-7 team, including Hanover commit Jacob Rieger, a 1,000-point career scorer. Code enters his seventh season with a 117-53 record and led the Mustangs to the All “A” 10th Region title last year. He returns two starters in Travis Norton and Zach Fardo. Top new contributors include Justin Saunders, Joe Jennings, Austin Trentman, Dylan Dierig, and Dan Schultz. Brossart starts the year Nov. 30 at St. Henry and debuts at home Dec. 17 against Highlands.

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Brady Kennedy is a returning senior starter for Campbell County.

Hammer time


The Hammer Premier U10 boys and coach Ben Kirkpatrick celebrate winning the Fishers Halloween Classic in Indianapolis recently going undefeated and outscoring their competition 16 goals for versus 3 goals against. From left are, front, Jeremy Wittenbaum, David Reininger, Elias Ordonez and Michael Wampler; back, Pete Bishop, Samuel Bernicke, Alex Thompson-Hill, Ryan Lienhart and Bennett Caruso. Not pictured are coach Ben Kirkpatrick and trainer Shawn Lama.

Former Camel player Aric Russell is a new face at his alma mater as he takes over at head coach following 12 years as Newport head coach. Russell led the Wildcats to the Sweet 16 last year but is now in a new region. “It’s been a pleasant surprise,” he said. “The kids are really working hard. It’s nice to see the warm welcome I’m getting in the community. Everyone is excited about Campbell County basketball.” Russell, who was 187-151 at Newport, takes over a Campbell team that went 15-10 last year. They return two starters in senior Brady Kennedy and senior Corey Cox. Senior guard Nate Losey returns after not being with the team last season and looks to run the point. Sophomore wing Nate McGovney, regarded as one of the best players in the state in the Class of 2013, comes back after a strong freshman year. Seniors Josh Graff and Joe Franzen also add experience. Russell anticipates playing the same uptempo style he was successful with at Newport. “We’re going to get up and down the floor, get a lot of shots, and play some strong defense,” Russell said. “We don’t have a lot of size, so we’re going to have to get up and down and shoot it, try to run with people.” Campbell opens the year Nov. 29 at home against district foe Silver Grove. The Camels and Bishop Brossart hook up Saturday, Dec. 11.


The Greendevils finished second in the conference in Division III last year but graduated virtually all of its minutes and scoring. Sixth-year head coach Tom Dilts will have to develop a new roster to get ready for the season. Dayton was 16-10 last year. “I hope the competition level will push our young team to be better focused and more competitive,” he said. Fans can get the first look at the new team in the regular season Dec. 4 at Grant County. Dayton’s first home game is Dec. 7 against Beechwood.


Mike Flynn must replace several graduates from last year’s team, which went 14-10 in his first season as head coach. Jack Stewart, 6-foot-7, is the lone returning starter. He averaged 10 points and six rebounds a game last year. He is ranked ninth in Northern Kentucky in the list of top players by area coaches. Conor Crowley, a 6-3 senior guard, and 6-5 junior forward Patrick Towles are among the top new contributors to the rotation. As in recent years, Towles and several other Bluebirds may not be available for the start of hoops season due to their pursuit of a state title on the football turf. In deference to that, Highlands’ first regular season game is not until Dec. 10 against St. Henry. “We could be sneaky good once the whole squad comes together and gets some experience,” Flynn said.


Rod Snapp inherits an almost completely new team that will look to defend the Wildcats’ Ninth Region title last year. Newport reached the Sweet 16 last season for the first time since 1962 and finished 29-8. Snapp, who replaces Aric Russell as head coach, is excited about working in the new faces. He expects the team to remain uptempo on defense. Senior Travis Jones is the lone returner with significant varsity playing time last year. Other top players include seniors K’ron Covington and Dionte Glenn; juniors Ron Rice, Stefan Dunn, Austin Merrill and Andrew Merrill; and sophomores Daylin Garland and Cody Pearson. Newport opens the year at home Dec. 1 against Villa Madonna.

Silver Grove

Mike Walls takes over as head coach for Silver Grove, who was 5-19 last year. He was an assistant coach at Glen Este High School in Cincinnati. His top returners this year include Jeremy Hammons, Travis Baumann and Justin Smith. Top newcomers include Matthew Perry, Dallas Dunaway, Chris Lambert and Zach Louden. “Our goal is to get better every day,” he said. “We will be fundamental and we will play hard. We will make our community and school proud of the Big Trains.”

November 25, 2010

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More Than Ink 2, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.,Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, Second installment of tattoo art exhibition. Free. 859261-5770; Newport.


Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Covington, 501 Crescent Ave., Free. 859-2618333; Covington. Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Crescent Springs, 584 Buttermilk Pike, 859-3419600; Crescent Springs. Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, 670 W. Third St., Free. Holiday Show, Day One. 859-291-2550; Covington. Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, 90 W. Alexandria Pike, Free. Holiday Show, Day Two. 859-781-8105; Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, $5. 859635-0111; Camp Springs. Taste of Kentucky, 11 a.m.4 p.m., Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, 411 E. 10th St., Free. Sample Kentucky Proud food items include Ruth Hunt candies, Weisenberger Mills mixes, Elmwood Inn Fine Teas and John Conti gourmet coffee. 859-261-4287; Newport. Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., Camp Springs Vineyard, 6685 Four Mile Road, $1. 859-4480253. Camp Springs. Beer Tasting, 4-7 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Covington, 501 Crescent Ave., Flowing Fridays Casual Beer Tasting. $1 for 4-8 beers. Registration required. 859-261-8333. Covington. Beer Tasting, 4-7 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Crescent Springs, 584 Buttermilk Pike, Flowing Fridays Casual Beer Tasting. $1 for 4-8 beers. Advance tickets sold at both store locations. 859-341-9600; Crescent Springs. Freestore Foodbank Mac & Cheese Benefit, 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m., Keystone Bar & Grill, 313 Greenup St., From now until the end of the year Keystone Bar & Grill donates 25 cents to Freestore Foodbank for every serving of mac & cheese sold and 10 cents donated for half-priced servings. Presented by Keystone Bar & Grill. 859-261-6777; Covington.


Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, 10 a.m., Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, 890 Clay Ridge Road, Historical and agricultural museum. Grounds open every day. Two log cabins open Sunday and Monday or by appointment. On-site visitors guide. Includes 40 pieces of horse-drawn farm equipment, antique tractors, windmills, farm tools and more. No restrooms. Mostly handicapped accessible. Closes at dark. Free, donations requested. 859-466-0638; Alexandria.


Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, More than 25 interactive buttons, 250 feet of track and opportunity to be engineer of train. Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Baby Time, 10 a.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Ages 18 months and under with adult. Free. 859-342-2665. Union. Toddler Tales, 11:30 a.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 with adult. Free. 859-342-2665. Union. Tiny Tots, 9:30 a.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Ages 18 months to 2 1/2 years. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Burlington. Bookworms, 10:30 a.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Ages 3 1/2 to 5. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Burlington.

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Bluegrass Jam, 6-9 p.m., Willis Music Store, 7567 Mall Road, All ages and skill levels welcome. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Willis Music. 859-525-6050. Florence.


Gary Owen, 8 p.m. (Dinner available) and 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Stand-up comedian and actor. $17. Ages 21 and up. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Nightmare at Shadowbox, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Collection of sinister sketch comedy and haunting music. $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. Through Nov. 27. 859-957-7625; Newport.


Family Horseback Rides, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., First Farm Inn, 2510 Stevens Road, Learn to think like a horse, groom, saddle, mount and ride. Family friendly. $60-$65 per person. Reservations required. Through Dec. 18. 859-586-0199. Petersburg. Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, 7-11 p.m., Holy Cross High School, 3617 Church St., Benefits Holy Cross High School. Ages 18 and up. $95, $75 advance. 859-431-1335; Covington. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 2 7


Computer Recycling, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Kentucky eScrap, 7430 Industrial Road, Computer and electronics recycling. Anything with power cord. If it plugs in or consumes power, it can be recycled. Computers, keyboards, mice, cables/wires, LCD monitors, network equipment, office equipment, audio equipment, telephones, cell phones, power supplies, circuit boards, ink and toner cartridges and more. Through Dec. 18. 859-292-8696; Florence.


Cork and Fork Cooking Class, 2 p.m., Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd., Cooking demonstrations with wine pairings. Family friendly. $20. Reservations required. 859-426-1042. Crestview Hills.


Zumba Class, 9-10 a.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Latin dance fitness party. First class free. Packages available. Family friendly. $30 per month for unlimited classes; $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 859-291-2300. Covington.


Wine Tasting, 1-5 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Covington, Free. 859-261-8333; Covington. Wine Tasting, 1-5 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Crescent Springs, 859-341-9600; Crescent Springs. Wine Tasting, 2-6 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, Free. Holiday Show, Day Two. Last tasting of the year. 859-2912550; Covington. Wine Tasting, 2-6 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, Free. Holiday Show, Day One. Last tasting of the year. 859-781-8105; Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, $5. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 1-8 p.m., Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 859-448-0253. Camp Springs.

Freestore Foodbank Mac & Cheese Benefit, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m., Keystone Bar and Grill, 859-261-6777; Covington.


Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 315 W. Southern Ave., Climb aboard a caboose or a diesel switch engine. Collection of engines, cars and cabooses. $4, $2 ages 10 and under. 513-574-7672; Covington. Dinsmore Homestead, 1-5 p.m., Dinsmore Homestead, 5656 Burlington Pike, 1842 farmhouse and furnishings of the Dinsmore family. Tours begin on the hour; the last tour begins at 4 p.m. Includes gift shop. $5, $3 ages 60 and up, $2 ages 7-17, members and ages 6 and under free. 859-586-6117; Burlington. Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, 10 a.m., Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, Free, donations requested. 859-466-0638; Alexandria.


Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-4914003; Covington.


Ferguson Tree Farm, Noon-5 p.m., Ferguson Tree Farm, 10515 U.S. 42, Pines, firs and spruce trees 6-9 feet. Saws provided. Stand straight drill and tree stands available. Crafts available. Free hot cider or cocoa. Pet horses and donkey. $50 any size or variety. 859-384-1547; Union. Evergreen Junction, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Evergreen Junction, 10340 Shaw Hess Road, Cut-your-own Christmas tree. Scotch and white pine, and Canaan and Douglas fir. Free hot cider and cookies at gift shop. After hours by appointment. $30 any size up to 8 feet. 859-635-9941. Alexandria.


Surf & Blues Winterfest, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Music by the Maladroits, the AmpFibians, the Surfer Tiki Bandits and the Southgate Boys. Includes beach drink specials. Dinner available 6 p.m. Family friendly. 859-261-1029. Latonia.


Quintana, 10 p.m., Peecox II, 859-356-1440; Independence. Last Call, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., WilKat Tavern, 8074 U.S. 42, From country to rock ‘n’ roll. Free. 859-746-3600; Florence.


Gary Owen, 7:30 p.m. (Dinner available) and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $17. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Nightmare at Shadowbox, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. 859-957-7625; Newport.


Family Horseback Rides, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., First Farm Inn, $60-$65 per person. Reservations required. 859-586-0199. Petersburg.


Marianne Brown, Pottery Designer, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, 411 E. 10th St., Designer of eating ware and decorative household items. Free. 859-2614287; Newport.


Overeaters Anonymous, 10:30 a.m., Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 2690 Dixie Highway, Child care available. Presented by Greater Cincinnati O.A. Intergroup. 513-9211922. Lakeside Park. S U N D A Y, N O V. 2 8


Zumba Class, Noon-1 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, $30 per month for unlimited classes; $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 859291-2300. Covington.


Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” with a 1950s spin to it is through Jan. 2, at the theater, 719 Race St., downtown. It is the story of Sir John Falstaff who needs money, knows how to swindle and decides to woo two women and what ensues. Pictured are: Sara Clark, Andy Gaukel and Kelly Mengelkoch. Tickets are $28; seniors, $24; students, $22. Call 513-381-2273 ext. 1 or visit

Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, $5. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 859-448-0253. Camp Springs. Freestore Foodbank Mac & Cheese Benefit, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m., Keystone Bar and Grill, 859-261-6777; Covington.


Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland runs Nov. 26 through Jan. 2 at the Newport Aquarium featuring holiday festivities, activities and decorations. Children can visit Scuba Santa’s post office and write letters to Scuba Santa, help Scuba Santa find his reindeer scattered throughout the Aquarium with a Reindeer Roundup activity and watch new Scuba Santa dive shows. Special holiday hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 26-27 and Dec. 26-Jan. 2. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Scuba Santa's Water Wonderland activities are included with admission; $22, $15 ages 2-12, under 2 is free. For more information visit or call 859-261-7444.


Dinsmore Homestead, 1-5 p.m., Dinsmore Homestead, $5, $3 ages 60 and up, $2 ages 7-17, members and ages 6 and under free. 859-586-6117; Burlington. Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, 10 a.m., Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, Free, donations requested. 859-466-0638; Alexandria.


Holiday Toy Trains, 1-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Covington.


rico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Stories, songs and activities. Ages 3 and up. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5033. Fort Thomas. Tot Time, 11 a.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Short stories, games, dancing and baby signing. Ages 18 months2 1/2 years. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring. Family Story Time, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Ages 25. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Burlington. Tiny Tots, 10 a.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Ages 18 months to 2 1/2 years. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Union.

Ferguson Tree Farm, Noon-5 p.m., Ferguson Tree Farm, $50 any size or variety. 859-3841547; Union. Evergreen Junction, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Evergreen Junction, $30 any size up to 8 feet. 859-635-9941. Alexandria.


Family Horseback Rides, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., First Farm Inn, $60-$65 per person. Reservations required. 859-586-0199. Petersburg.


Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Florence, 4900 Houston Road, E.R. conference room. Presented by Greater Cincinnati O.A. Intergroup. 513-921-1922. Florence. Overeaters Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 1229 Highway Avenue, Presented by Greater Cincinnati O.A. Intergroup. 859-496-5434. Covington. M O N D A Y, N O V. 2 9


Yoga, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Bring mat. $25 per month. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-334-2117; Burlington. Power Vinyasa Yoga, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Kula Center for Movement Arts, 110 E. Eighth St., Ages 18 and up. $12. Presented by Carefree Yoga, LLC. 5138070658; Newport. Gentle Yoga, 6 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn basic postures and flows. Bring yoga mat. $25 per month. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Burlington.


Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, 10 a.m., Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, Free, donations requested. 859-466-0638; Alexandria.


Zumba Class, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, $30 per month for unlimited classes; $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 859-291-2300. Covington. Power Vinyasa Yoga, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Kula Center for Movement Arts, $12. 5138070658; Newport.


Play Art, 4 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035. Newport.



Gary Owen, 7:30 p.m. $15., Funny Bone Comedy Club, 859-957-2000; Newport.

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Holiday Ornaments and Cards, 4 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Make foam ornaments and sparkly holiday cards. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035; Newport.


Line Dancing, 7-9 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co.. Through Dec. 28. 859-7270904. Fort Wright. W E D N E S D A Y, D E C . 1


Boone County Jaycees Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Florence Government Center, 8100 Ewing Blvd., Information on ways for people ages 20-40 to get involved in the community while meeting new friends. Free. Presented by Boone County Jaycees. 859-750-9445. Florence. Hex Squares, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Western square dance club specializing in hexagon style for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427. Covington.

Original Wed Blues Jam, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Hosted by Dick and the Roadmasters award-winning blues band. Burgers & Blues Dinner starts 6 p.m. 859-2611029; Latonia.


Mommy & Me Time, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Star Lanes on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Unlimited bowling, shoe rental and soft drinks. Includes cheese pizza, popcorn, cartoons and movies on lane screens. $15 per child with same day purchase, $10 advance. 859-6257250; Newport. T H U R S D A Y, D E C . 2


Pre-Business Orientation, 3:30-5 p.m., Campbell County Extension Center, 3500 Alexandria Pike. Learn how to avoid common mistakes made by many people considering small business ownership. Free. 859-442-4281; Highland Heights.


Carnegie in Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Broadway Holidays. Patti James and Steve Foers lead a quartet from musical theater classes of CCM, NKU and Wright State University. $48 three concerts, $19. 859-957-1940; Covington.


NKY Lunch Buddies: Living with MS Support Group, 1 p.m., Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant, 6835 Houston Road, For multiple sclerosis clients, family, friends and other interested individuals. 859-817-9144. Florence.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC Karaoke with DJ Will Corson, 9:30 p.m.1:30 a.m., The Avenue Lounge, 411 Madison Ave., $5 wine and $10 domestic buckets. 859-261-6120. Covington.


Teen Cafe, 3-5 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Friends, video games, snacks and more. Teens ages 14 and up. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859342-2665; Florence.


Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035. Newport. Family Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Ages 2-5 years. Music, activities and stories for the whole family. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Hebron. Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Stories, songs and activities. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring. Pajama Story Time, 7 p.m., Fort Thomas-Car-


The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens Festival of Lights is all aglow starting Friday, Nov. 26, through Jan. 2. The traditional event offers 2 million lights, train rides, a Wild Lights Show, Madcap Puppet Theatre, visits to Santa and more. At last year's festival, Maurice Brown and Jessi Kovatch of Fort Thomas, watched as the train circled the lake. Festival of Lights is free with regular admission cost: adults, $25; 62 and up, $20; ages 2-12, $20. Visit


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What do you have that you have not received? Here dies another day During which I have had eyes, ears, hands And the great world around me; And tomorrow begins another. Why am I allowed two?

G.K. Chesterton

Have you ever had the feeling of receiving more than you ever expected? When I was a pastor years ago, a businessman who was a parishioner offered me the free use of a new automobile. I was dumfounded with his generosity. Several years later he replaced it with another new one. I gulped again! â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why am I allowed two?â&#x20AC;? Why donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t I feel that way about each day God gives me? Does the amazing become too familiar? The world is a gift bag of colors, music, beauty, people to love and be loved by, emotions, and a rich

texture of events. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All our senses are given for us to enjoy and to praise God. The smell of the sea, the blossom borne on the wind, the soft flesh of a little baby; the taste of a ripe plum or bread fresh from the oven, the feel of catâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fur, or the body of a lover,â&#x20AC;? writes Bella Bown. English author G.K. Chesterton calls the pleasures of life â&#x20AC;&#x153;the remnants of paradise that wash up on our shore.â&#x20AC;? Sadly, in the midst of daily wonders, we rarely feel fortunate. We focus on what we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have. Our sense of entitlement has become much stronger. One millennium ago half the population of Europe died before the age of 5. Life expectancy in the Western world at the beginning of last century averaged only 47.3 years. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the middle or upper 70s. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as though we have two

lifetimes now â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why am I allowed two?â&#x20AC;? Gratitude requires a certain awareness and humility. Children donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have that yet. They take things for granted. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not yet conscious of the significance of gifts. They canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t emotionally trace gifts back to the hearts of the ones who give them and the good those hearts wish them. Sometime, perhaps, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be swept off their feet with thankfulness. A frequent quote I recall from the scriptures asks, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What do you have that you did not receive? And if you received it as a gift, why take the credit to yourself?â&#x20AC;? (1 Corinthians 4:7). Our personal stream of gifts begins with the gift of life. Yet, one of our temptations is to fear admitting the beneficence of God in our lives. We fear that acknowledging

Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love and graciousness could â&#x20AC;&#x153;capture usâ&#x20AC;? and lead us to a loss of self. Poet Frances Thompson admitted such a fear. He wrote: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lest in having thee, I might have naught else besides.â&#x20AC;? Most human gifts are conditional gifts, they come with strings attached, quid-pro-quo expectations. These are not the purest of gifts. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible for children to grow up doubting the love of their parents. They know they received a lot of material gifts, maybe even an excessive amount. But such excessive gifting can be intuitively understood as trying to make up for the absence of genuine love: â&#x20AC;&#x153;See how much I (donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t) love you by all these things?â&#x20AC;? And at other times overindulgent giving can be a manipulation to capture and gain control of anotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s self: â&#x20AC;&#x153;After all Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done

for you, and you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;tâ&#x20AC;Ś!â&#x20AC;? S t r i n g s attached to gifts Father Lou can tie up our Guntzelman freedom to be Perspectives ourselves. Is God guilty of these types of giving? Is he out to capture and control us? God would be disrespecting the great gift of human freedom heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s given us if he tries to abridge it in any way. Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gifts come just because he loves us. Usually this unconditional love God has for each of us is one of the last things we realize. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so used to the quid-pro-quo types. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Everyone needs to consider making a will It may be hard to believe but statistics show most Americans will die without having made up a will. The numbers Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen say 55 percent and 60 percent of people have no will, even if they have children and assets. Many feel uncomfortable

talking about death, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something even those who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a family need to think consider. Ronal Patton of Norwood has paid more than $1,000 for the funeral of his brother Ernest. He still owes the funeral home nearly $600, and

Ernest left some money in a bank account â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but Ronal canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get access to the account. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have power of attorney or anything like that and he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave a will. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only a couple of hundred dollars in the bank account,â&#x20AC;? Ronal said.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like for the bank to send it to the funeral home. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want it. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want the money,â&#x20AC;? he said. Ernest wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t married and had no children. Other than that bank account, with nearly $200 in it, he had no other assets. His sister agrees the money should go to pay for his funeral expenses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just want to try to get it paid off, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m on a fixed income with not a whole lot of money. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great funeral home and they told me donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry about it, but I do worry about it. I want to get it paid,â&#x20AC;? said Ronal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two hundred dollars doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem like a lot but when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re broke and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re living on a fixed income itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a whole lot,â&#x20AC;? he said. In order to get the bank to release the money you have to go to the county Probate Court and seek a

court order. So, I went to Hamilton County Probate Court Judge James Cissell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, he can file a very simple process called Summary Relief from Administration. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good for up to $5,000. With the order that comes out of this heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to take it to the bank and have the money released to him, in his case, because he was the one that paid the funeral bill,â&#x20AC;? Cissell said. Cissell said this is a very common problem when people die without leaving a will. But, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even need a will to direct the money in your bank account. You can tell the bank to add a Pay on Death provision to your account in which you state to whom you want to leave the money. Transfers on Death provisions are also available for securities, titled vehicles and real estate. So, even if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

make up a will, you can still d i r e c t w h e r e y o u r assets will go upon y o u r Howard Ain death. HowHey Howard! ever, if you do have children you certainly need to make up a will so you can direct what will happen to them if you and your spouse die. Otherwise, the court will decide who will raise your children. In this case, Ronal got the court order, got the money from the bank, and sent it off to the funeral home. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.



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Give the gift of love – and food – during holidays I try and set a nice table. If it’s a special dinner, I use my Mom’s antique c h i n a , with the tiny lavender flowers. B u t whether I Rita use the Heikenfeld good china or the Rita’s kitchen everyday plates with a few chips, I know that it’s not just about the food or the table, but who is sitting in the chairs. As we approach the busiest season of the year with the stress that accompanies it, I think of what my sister Liz, who raised a passel of kids, told me years ago: the nicest things your family can remember you for is not that you had the cleanest house but that you spent time with them. Here’s to making memories!


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2 sticks butter, room temperature 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla Several dashes salt 2 cups flour 3 ⁄4 cup sugar in all 1 cup finely chopped nuts 3 ⁄4 cup dried apricots, finely chopped 1 ⁄4 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon in all Generous 1⁄2 cup preserves Milk Beat butter with cream cheese until smooth. Mix in vanilla, salt, 1 cup flour and 1 ⁄4 cup sugar. Stir in remaining flour. Divide dough into four pieces, wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least two hours or overnight.


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White bean and orzo soup in a jar

Make this with the kids. Layer in quart jar as follows: 11⁄2 cups dried white Great Northern beans Herb packet in baggie: 1 ⁄4 cup dried parsley 1 generous tablespoon minced dried onion 1 teaspoon dried garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried savory 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried crushed rosemary

1 cup orzo in baggie 1 package, 1⁄2 oz., dried porcini mushroom pieces 2 bay leaves: put into front of jar

Recipe instructions

In addition to contents of jar, add the following: 2 cans chicken broth, 4852 oz. or so for each can or more as needed Water if needed 1 cup hot water for reconstituting mushrooms (save water) 11⁄2 to 2 pounds sausage Cheese: Parmesan, gorgonzola, feta, etc. 8 oz. fresh spinach or chard, chopped Place beans in large pan and cover with several inches of cold water. Soak 12-18 hours. Drain and set aside. Pour 1 cup hot water over mushrooms. Steep about 30 minutes. Remove mushrooms from water and chop. Film stockpot with olive oil. Cook sausage, mushrooms and dried herb packet until sausage is done.

Add bay, beans and broth along with mushroom water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until beans are tender, about 11⁄2 hours. Stir in orzo and cook until done. Adjust seasonings and liquid. Remove bay leaves. Stir in spinach and serve with cheese. Tip from Rita’s kitchen: Make this vegetarian by using soy sausage or eliminating altogether, and substitute vegetable broth for the chicken

Spicy roasted nuts

For readers Jan and Jim Tepe, who wanted healthier recipes. Don’t be shy about sharing your healthy favorites, as well. Nuts are good sources of protein and maple syrup is a natural flavoring. The spices are health-giving, too. Curry powder and rosemary contain anti-oxidants and sea salt contains minerals. 1

⁄2 cup each raw almonds

and pecans 1 ⁄3 cup each raw cashews, pistachios and pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 ⁄2 teaspoon curry powder or to taste Cayenne pepper to taste 1 ⁄2 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary 1 ⁄2 teaspoon sea salt Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine nuts and seeds. Add syrup, spices, rosemary and salt and toss to combine. Spray cookie sheet. Spread mixture in single layer on sheet. Bake, stirring a couple of times, until nuts are fragrant and lightly toasted, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and let cool. Store covered in refrigerator for up to two weeks. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Ride the Ducks Newport returns with the 2010 “Land and Lights” tour. It is a 60 minute land-only tour highlighting many of the area’s best light displays and holiday traditions. Dress warmly and join the Duck captains and tour guides for sightseeing and holiday music. The Ducks’ famous Wacky Quackers will be provided

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Northern Kentucky Community Chorus to feature Handel’s “Messiah” for its 30th anniversary concert Sunday, Dec. 5, 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Cold Spring, Ky. The concert features a chamber orchestra, a 100 voice choir, and four soloists. Soprano, Joy Burdette, Alto, Dr. Janice Hauxwell Hammond, Tenor, Tony Burdetter and Baritone, Noel Bouley. The chorus founded in 1980 by its director, Dr. John Westlund, has sung selections from Messiah every other Christmas since 1980. Tickets are $6 at the door. They can also be reserved by calling 859-360-3973.

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Dustin Allen Gibson, a 2003 Highlands graduate, has recently opened Brown and Gibson, PLLC, a general practice law firm, in Newport. Gibson, a 2010 graduate of the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, will be specializing in civil litigation and criminal defense while also practicing in other areas such as estate planning. Gibson’s partner, W. Josh Brown, is a fellow Chase law school graduate originally from Georgetown, Ky. “I could have joined a larger firm, but chose to open a small practice,” Gibson said. “I am excited to use my legal knowledge to make a difference in the community that has given so much to me.” Brown and Gibson, PLLC is located at 305 Washington Avenue, Suite B, in Newport.

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Ruth Ann and Robert Sturgis of Florence celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on November 24, 2010. Ruth Ann is the daughter of the late Caroline and Allen Kroth of Covington. Robert is the son of the late Mary and John Sturgis of Price Hill. The couple met in 1955 while working at Shillito’s in Cincinnati. They stayed in touch after Robert joined the Air Force in 1956 and began dating shortly thereafter. While home for leave in December 1959, Robert proposed on Christmas Eve. Robert and Ruth Ann were married by the Reverend Joseph Deimling on Thanksgiving Day 1960 at St. Ann Church in Covington. Residents of Florence since 1966, they have three daughters: Laura Evans (and husband Todd), Karen Vanover (and husband Tod), and Anne Sturgis. They have five grandchildren: Amanda Villanueva (and husband Brad), Andrew Boyers, Karrie Sturgis, Alexandra Boyers, and Taylor Evans. They also have one greatgranddaughter, Emma Villanueva, and a greatgrandson on the way. Robert retired from Remke Markets in 1997. Ruth Ann retired from Arronco Comfort Air in 2001. They are both active volunteers at United Ministries of Northern Kentucky and faithful parishioners at Mary, Queen of Heaven Parish in Erlanger.

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with HIV in the United States and one in five of those people do not know their HIV status. “Very effective treatment is available to keep people with HIV healthy, but getting tested is the first step,” said Dr. Lynne Saddler, District Director of the Northern Kentucky Health Department. “Knowing one’s status can begin the process of treatment and also prevents that person from unknowingly infecting others.” World AIDS Day walk-in testing times and locations are as follows: • 8 to 10 a.m. at the Grant County Health Center, 234 Barnes Road, Williamstown, Ky. • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Peter G. Noll Community Center, 400 W. Sixth St., Newport, Ky. • 1 to 4 p.m. at the Boone County Health Center, 7505 Burlington Pike, Florence, Ky. • 1 to 4 p.m. at the Campbell County Health Center, 1098 Monmouth St., Newport, Ky. • 1 to 4 p.m. at the Kenton County Health Center, 2002 Madison Ave., Covington, Ky. • 4 to 7 p.m. at the St. John United Church of Christ, 520 Fairfield Ave,

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Industry group plans Christmas Gala The Cincinnati Professional Organizations Committee is hosting a Christmas Gala Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Newport Aquarium. Known as CPOC, the group is a collection of professional organizations representing major elements of industry in the Tristate. This organization is headed up by the leadership group and board members of several professional organizations. It represents more than 2,000 members ranging from engineers to buyers that continually host profes-

sional development events. These events involve bringing in subject experts to educate groups on current market conditions, new technologies and emerging trends in the marketplace. Plant tours and specific business studies are conducted as well. This helps to position the industry to stand poised and ready to satisfy the everchanging needs of our customers. All groups that are members of this collective are nonprofit organizations. Any proceeds gained from

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• Adventure Club: Lego Party 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29 Create with LEGOS. Final products will be in the library throughout December. Ages 6-11. Registration

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Bishop Mulloy Knights of Columbus 1301 from Dayton pause for a rest after completing the cleanup of their section of Fort Thomas Avenue that they are committed to clean up. Pictured are, standing: Jim Velosky, Financial Secretary; Steven A. Brun, Grand Knight; Ted Dalton, Deputy Grand Knight. Sitting: Steven J Brun, Amelia Brun, Matthew Dalton, Rose Brun, Nancy Brun, Jack Brun.

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events held are used to support college scholarships for local students as well to fund future industry and community supporting events. The Dec. 9 gala, which is open to the public, will be a formal event featuring horse-drawn carriages, carolers, music, food and drink. There will be door prizes and gifts. To register for the gala, lgo to http://Conta.CC/ ChristmasGala or call Phil Gibbons at 513-672-8752 or Dick Dowd at 513-4041925.

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Charles Sayles, Vice President of the 50 States Marathon Club (left) congratulating Bill Theis from Southgate on completing his 50th state at Hoover Dam in Nevada on October 30. Bill has completed a marathon in all 50 states since he began in 1991. He attributes his running tenacity to the Cincinnati Galloway Group of which he is a member.

Scuba Santa show debuts Nov. 26 Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland, is getting refreshed and updated this holiday season. Now in his eighth year at Newport Aquarium, Scuba Santa will still arrive in the 385,000-gallon Surrounded by Sharks exhibit. But this year, he’ll introduce a new show where even the most beloved animals in the tank can magically talk to the crowds. Sitting in his magical underwater sleigh – pulled by sea horses – Scuba Santa

will read a new underwater version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” poem, complete with special Scuba Santa twists. “Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland,” begins Friday, Nov. 26 and runs through Jan. 2. Also visit Scuba Santa’s Post Office, where children can write letters to Scuba Santa and deposit them in a special mailbox for speedy delivery. Take part in the Reindeer Roundup game by helping

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A BurlingtonChristmas A Burlington Christmas The Historic Burlington Business Association welcomes you for a Heritage Weekend from Friday, December 3rd thru Sunday, December 5th. Shops & Restaurants Open Special Hours: Friday, Dec. 3 10-6, Saturday, Dec. 4 10-4 & Sunday, Dec. 5 12-4.


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• Shops and Restaurants Open Special Hours • Gingerbread Houses on Display at Old Courthouse • 10:00-4:00 Operating Lionel Train Display at Farm Bureau Insurance • 11:00-3:00 SANTA CLAUS at Central House Diner • 1:00 “Santa Paws” Parade and Pet Photos at Courthouse • 7:00-9:00 Historic Dancers & Candlelight Tours at Dinsmore Homestead


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Rasche recognized by preservation association

Pictured from left to right: Lisa Holsclaw, Vice President, The Kroger Co., of Hyde Park; Mindy Thompson Sherwood, P&G Director, The Kroger Co. Customer Team, of Blue Ash; Sharon Haynes, P&G, The Kroger Co. Retail Supply Leader, of Melbourne, KY.

‘NEW’ members network The Greater Cincinnati chapter of the Network of Executive Women (NEW) celebrate a record turnout at the semi-annual networking Eevent Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Cincinnati. Edwina Dunn, cofounder and chief executive of dunnhumby Ltd., was the keynote speaker. The Cincinnati region, one of 17 regional NEW chapters in the United States, was recently recognized by NEW as “The Best

of the Best” for their efforts to attract, retain and advance women in the consumer goods and retail industry through developing high quality programs featuring sought-after speakers and creating a committee mentoring program. The Nov. 3 Networking Event was the attended by more than 650 professionals from the consumer goods and retail industry, making it the largest event in the history of the national organization.

CPA presented seven awards for achievement in historic preservation in three categories. year's award was presented to Terry Rasche of Woodlawn, Ky. Rasche has devoted his entire adult life to restoration of leaded and stained glass and historic windows, to educating homeowners about how to repair and preserve historic windows, and to preserving the historic fabric of northern Kentucky neighborhoods. Rasche has worked on many architecturally significant properties in northern Kentucky, including the Daniel Carter Beard House and the Swiss Chalet in Covington's Licking Riverside neighborhood. Many of the properties he's worked on have won restoration awards, including recent honors from the cities of Covington, Newport and Bellevue as well as CPA. In addition to working on existing windows, Rasche replicates windows that are missing. He salvages his-

toric building materials for reuse and maintains a stockpile of historic windows, lumber and hardware for use in window restoration. He teaches homeowners to do their own window repairs, and loans them the tools to complete the job. In 2009 and 2010 Rasche worked with Covington advocacy group Progress With Preservation on their groundbreaking Covington Window Study, which found that restoration of historic windows and the addition of custom


storm windows achieved thermal performance close to that of a new replacement window, at much lower cost. Finally, Rasche has successfully relocated stolen stained glass windows around the country and has recovered stolen glass for many owners.

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Fish and Wildlife town hall meeting scheduled Dec. 15 The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will host a public town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at the Edgewood Senior Center, 550 Freedom Park Drive.

The meeting is open to all residents of Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson, and Trimble counties. One of the primary goals in the department’s Five Year Strategic

Plan is to strive toward a “more informed and involved public.” These meetings represent another way in which the commission and KDFWR are able to improve public understanding of conservation and stewardship for our natural resources.

The Department hopes to increase public awareness of programs and opportunities, and enlist support and customer involvement in fish and wildlife management. A District Commission Member, Commissioner Jon Gassett along

with his Executive Staff will be attending these meetings to provide updates, answer questions, and discuss issues of interest to hunters, anglers, trappers, boaters and other wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts.

Holiday events on Fairfield Avenue Many Fairfield Avenue businesses are extending their hours for the convenience of visitors this holiday season. A listing of businesses and their holiday hours and specials are available at • Due to popular demand the Fairfield Avenue Christmas Walk is extended to two days - Friday, Nov. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Businesses host open houses with holiday treats for shoppers and provide an opportunity to submit an entry to win one of more than 30 door prizes ranging from diamond earrings to $25 gift certificates. To assist parents,

babysitting service is offered to visitors Friday, Nov. 26 from noon to 4 p.m., at Holy Trinity School, 235 Division Street at the corner of Taylor Avenue and Division Street. Contact Amanda at 859-468-8360 to make a reservation. Services are free with a $20 in purchases from participating businesses that day. Donations will be appreciated and a fee of $10 an hour per child without a qualifying purchase. Pasquale's will provide food and volunteers from Holy Trinity will have activities and crafts for the children. • Bellevue Renaissance hosts their monthly first Friday Shop Bellevue! event:

Your Home for the Holidays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. Warm receptions and Shop Bellevue! specials will be featured for an evening of shopping and dining. • Many of the businesses are hosting Customer Appreciation Parties in conjunction with the Bellevue Neighborhood Association’s Holiday on the Hill tour of homes from 4 p.m. to 8 pm Saturday, Dec. 11. Visitors will find evening that sparkles with parties, holiday décor and delightful shopping and dining. Also, on this evening Bellevue Renaissance will be found at the Yelp Shops Local Pledge event at the American Sign Museum.

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Taylor Speigel, 30, 408 Ward No. 2, warrant at 408 Ward, Nov. 2. Randy Baker, 49, 519 Main St., first degree criminal trespassing at 300 Washington No. 3, Nov. 5. Dominic Galinsky, 28, 511 Montgomery, alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct at 145 Fairfield Ave., Nov. 6. Karen Mettz, 35, 721 Aly Sheba, warrant at Donnermeyer Drive, Nov. 10. James Sullivan, 18, 1172 Foote Ave., third degree criminal trespassing, second degree fleeing, possession of marijuana at Swope Park, Nov. 12.



James Gillooly, 20, 2372 Paragon Mill Drive, DUI at 424 Alexandria Pike, Nov. 7. John Wulfeck, 31, 3407 Brotherton Road, warrant at I-471, Nov. 8. Kyle Napier, 24, 334 East Second St., alcohol intoxication in a public place at 156 Park Lane, Nov. 9. Paul Jolly, 59, 231 South Fort Thomas Ave., DUI, promoting contraband, first degree trafficking a controlled substance at South Fort Thomas and Linden, Nov. 16. Christopher Henry, 23, 23 Tower Hill Road, theft by unlawful taking at 23 Tower Hill, Nov. 15. Steven Segal, 51, 9 Sterling, warrant at North Fort Thomas and West

Southgate, Nov. 15. Vivian Lung, 46, 910 Roberts St. Apt. 4, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Grand Ave., Nov. 16. Anthony Jackson, 20, 4919 Towpath Lane, possession of marijuana, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 120 Picketts Charge Apt. 125, Nov. 13.

Incidents/investigations Second degree burglary

At 77 Taylor Ave., Nov. 11.

Theft by unlawful taking

At 26 Burney Lane, Nov. 12. At 725 Alexandria Pike, Nov. 10. At 122 Park Lane, Nov. 10. At 515 Taylor Ave., Nov. 15.


Wendy Vogel, 46, 9550 Wood St., fourth degree assault at 249 Bluegrass Ave., Nov. 10. Tye Nmi Napolean, 63, 3720 Glenway Ave., alcohol intoxication in a pub-

lic place at 3883 Canyon Court, Nov. 9. Latricia Brown, 23, 2002 41st St., first degree assault at 3891 Canyon Court, Nov. 8. Keoka Kavins, 28, 770 Ravine Circle 3C, possession of marijuana at 770 Ravine Circle Apt. 3c, Nov. 9. Jacob Adams, 28, 12 Towanda Drive, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI at 1930 Monmouth St., Nov. 6. Anthony Heidelburg, 27, 710 Chalfontl Place 316, receiving stolen property at 130 Bramble Ave., Nov. 5. Christopher Sutton, 28, 130 Bramble Ave., receiving stolen property at 130 Bramble Ave., Nov. 5. David Campbell, 59, 521 Isabella St., warrant at 1005 Towne Drive, Nov. 2. Rachelle Sweigart, 23, 5 Highland Meadows Drive 12, warrant at 220 plaza Drive, Nov. 2. Novette Brewer, 20, 4550 Eastern Ave., warrant at I-471 south, Nov. 13. Clarence Roe, 27, 236 Grogan Lane, possession of marijuana, second degree possession of a controlled substance at I-471 south, Nov. 11. William Howard, 33, 1027 Lock Road, second degree possession of a controlled substance, DUI at I-471 south, Nov. 11.

Incidents/investigations First degree criminal mischief

At 130 Evergreen Ave., Nov. 12. At 2606 Alexandria Pike, Nov. 12.

Theft by unlawful taking

At 2335 Alexandria Pike, Nov. 12.

Theft by unlawful taking from auto At 7 Fifth Ave., Nov. 14.



John Evans, 27, 904 Walnut St., receiving stolen property, theft of identity at 1220 Licking Pike, Nov. 15. Samantha Gerber, 25, 768 North Main St., second degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, prescription drugs not in proper container at 222 York St., Nov. 15. Ramon Aguirre, 24, 1005 Parkvale Court, first degree possession of a controlled substance at Fourth and Patterson, Nov. 12. Norman Landrum, 61, 220 East 20Th St., theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Nov. 11. Daryl Smith, 26, 12 Woolum St., fourth degree assault, receiving stolen property at Fifth and Patterson, Nov. 11. Tommy Bowman, 34, 846 Ann St., receiving stolen property at Lowell and Thornton, Nov. 11. Kenneth Strong, 21, giving officer false name, first degree wanton endangerment at 403 Chestnut Way, Nov. 10. Keith Piercy, 42, 109 Fort Beech Road, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at 626 Monmouth St., Nov. 9. Charles Stratton, 29, 845 Monroe St.

First Floor, fourth degree assault at 846 Washington, Nov. 9. Rickki Burgin, 27, 1038 Lee St., receiving stolen property, second degree criminal trespassing, theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Nov. 7. Angel Creech, 29, 831 Ann St., receiving stolen property, theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Nov. 7. James Centers, 49, 720 Sixth Ave. Apt. 2, fourth degree assault, possession of drug paraphernalia at 222 York St., Nov. 6. Patricia Reynolds, 49, 1008 Central Ave. Third Floor, warrant, possession of marijuana, second degree possession of a controlled substance at 513 York St., Nov. 6. Mike Dupuy, 29, 9733 Windsor Way, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at 900 block of Roberts, Nov. 6.

Incidents/investigations First degree burglary At 320 Thornton St., Nov. 12.

First degree criminal mischief At 909 Roberts, Nov. 8.

Fourth degree assault



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.

Second degree burglary

At 326 Elm St. No. 2, Nov. 6.

Second degree criminal mischief At 100 Riverboat Row, Nov. 16. At 1019 Monmouth St., Nov. 11.

Theft by unlawful taking

At 1120 Lowell St., Nov. 12. At 1601 Monmouth St., Nov. 11. At 230 Main St., Nov. 11. At 120 Main St., Nov. 2. At 222 York St., Nov. 6. At 1301 Monmouth St., Nov. 7. At 709 Maple, Nov. 6.

Theft by unlawful taking, second degree criminal mischief At 1301 Monmouth St., Nov. 10.

Theft by unlawful taking, third degree criminal mischief At 34 East Ninth St., Nov. 6.

Third degree criminal mischief

Fourth degree assault, third degree criminal mischief

At 514 York St. No. 2a, Nov. 14.

At Ninth and Columbia, Nov. 15. At 536 East Third St., Nov. 9. At Third and Park, Nov. 8. At 539 Lexington Ave., Nov. 8. At 937 Central Ave., Nov. 6.



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and Mark Moore, 37, of Cincinnati, issued Nov. 8. Kathy Stephens, 45, and Raymond Rogg, 48, issued Nov. 8. Sarah Carnes, 22, and Matthew Oder, 23, both of Fort Thomas, issued Nov. 9. Patricia Straub, 24, of Cincinnati and Earl Closson Jr., 45, of Covington, issued Nov. 9. Anne Rakel, 52, and Jerome Rosenfeldt, 50, both of Cincinnati, issued Nov. 11.

Renee Secter, 22, and Ryan Brossart, 23, both of Campbell County, issued Nov. 12. Holly Spurgeon, 31, of Fort Thomas and Brian Burkhardt, 33, of Cincinnati, issued Nov. 12.

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November 25, 2010

DEATHS James Burkart III

James “Jimbo” Joseph Burkart III, 32, of Newport, died Nov. 17, 2010, at his residence. His sisters Darlene Harrell and Vickie Lynn Shields died previously. Survivors include his mother, Victoria Burkart; father, Jim Burkart; daughter, Ciera Spencer; brothers, David Shields, Christopher Shields and Arthur Shields Jr.; sister, Michelle Burkart Rees; and grandmother, Ramona Burkart. Memorials: Jim Burkart III Memorial Fund c/o any Fifth Third bank.

Harry A. Callen

Harry A. Callen, 82, of Morning View, died Nov. 16, 2010, in Winchester, Tenn. He was a retired superintendent for the Kenton County Road Department, a U.S. Army veteran, member of Piner Baptist Church and a Kentucky Colonel. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and hunting. Survivors include his wife, Wilma Rust Callen of Morning View; daughter, Judy Van Buskirk of Winchester, Tenn.; sister, Gay Nell Rust of Morning View; brother, Robert Callen of Morning View; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and an extended family of two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Interment was at Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Martina ‘Tina’ Coker

Martina “Tina” Coker, 95, of Wilder, died Nov. 12, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a retired receptionist with River Terrace. Her husband, Samuel “Bubs” Coker, died previously. Survivors include her daughters,

Darleen Spicer of Wilder and Gerri Davis of Cold Spring; sisters, Della Smith of Batavia, Ohio, and Georgina Peace of Elyria, Ohio; five grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at St. Therese Church in Southgate.

Elbert Lee Dobbs

Elbert Lee Dobbs, 82, of California, died Nov. 14, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was retired from Xerox, a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and a member of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Acton, Ind. His former wife, Marilyn Wilson Dobbs; sisters Edith Anderson, Velvia Winchester and Evelyn Wright; brothers Estle Dobbs and Elzie Dobbs; and stepbrother Doyle Watson died previously. Survivors include his wife, Edna Watson Dobbs of California; daughters, Patricia Gregory of Plainfield, Ind., Brenda McFerron of Indianapolis, Ind., Sarah Cazee of Cloverdale, Ind., and Sandra Pridemore of Plainfield; sons, Danny Dobbs of Cloverdale, and Jimmie Dobbs of Indianapolis; stepdaughters, Kathy Watson of Walton, Donna Ruef of California and Wanda Newman of Independence; stepsons, Gary Watson of California and Bill Watson of Independence; brother, Ellard Dobbs of Muncie, Ind.; stepbrother, J. B. Watson of Indianapolis; half sisters, Mary Jo Stephens of Indianapolis and Jewelene Calhoun of Revelo, Ky.; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Interment was in Combs Cemetery, Gosport, Ind.

Joy Erpenbeck

Joy Erpenbeck, 72, of Fort Thomas, died Nov. 15, 2010, at

NOTICE OF ADOPTION, TITLE AND SUMMARY OF ALEXANDRIA ORDINANCE 2010-15 I hereby certify that the following is the Title and Summary of Ordinance 2010-15 of the City of Alexandria, in Campbell County, Kentucky, adopted by City Council on November 18, 2010: ORDINANCE NO. 2010-15: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, KENTUCKY, REQUIRING REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN VACANT RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES. This Ordinance requires all lenders, banks and other creditors to register with the City all vacant residential properties in the City, once a complaint of foreclosure is filed or once a deed in lieu of foreclosure is executed. This Ordinance also requires all applicable creditors to maintain the vacant property, defines ‘Creditor’, Residential Property’ and ‘Vacant’. This Ordinance contains the following provisions pertaining to enforcement and civil fines: “ SECTION 5. Enforcement. If the Creditor fails to remedy the violation within the stated period, the City may issue a citation and impose penalties against the Creditor for violation of any ordinance regulating a nuisance; and the City is hereby empowered to enter upon the private property to abate the nuisance, keeping an account of the expense, including, but not limited to, the labor and materials, of the abatement; and the expense shall be charged to and paid by the Creditor. The City shall possess a lien on property for all fines, penalties, charges, and fees imposed pursuant to this Ordinance, which lien shall be superior to and have priority over all other liens on the property, except state, county, school board, and city taxes. Any Creditor that fails to register vacant residential property with the City shall be subject to a civil fine of one hundred dollars ($100.00) payable to the City for each day of delinquency. ” ****************************************** I, Michael A. Duncan, an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, for Ziegler & Schneider, P.S.C., City Attorneys for the City of Alexandria, in Campbell County, Kentucky, do hereby certify that this Notice of Adoption, Title and Summary of Ordinance 2010-15 was prepared by me, and that it represents an accurate description of the summary of the contents of the Ordinance. The full text of the Ordinance, the Exhibit, and other information relative to the Ordinance, are on file at the office of the City Clerk, 8236 West Main Street, Alexandria, Kentucky 41001. /s/ Michael A. Duncan Michael A. Duncan For Ziegler & Schneider, P.S.C. City Attorneys 1001606698

Carmel Manor in Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Joe Erpenbeck; sons, Joe Erpenbeck of Cincinnati, Doug Erpenbeck of Westwood, Ohio, and Bill Erpenbeck of Fort Thomas; sister, Jean Carroll; brothers, Art Spicer and Jim Spicer; half brother, Bob Spicer; and 10 grandchildren. Memorials: Carmel Manor, 100 Carmel Manor Road, Fort Thomas, KY 41075 or Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203.

Virginia Helen Hatch

Virginia Helen Hatch, 85, of Fort Thomas, died Nov. 15, 2010, at Baptist Convalescent Home in Newport. Her husband, Robert Hatch, died previously. Survivors include sons, Richard Hatch and David Hatch; and daughter, Judy Setters; sisters, Betty Leistner and Mary Thatcher; four grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Internment was in Highland Cemetery.

Carmon Louise Liska

Carmon Louise Liska, 98, of Edgewood, died Nov. 15, 2010, at her residence. She was a retired dietary manager with Speers Hospital, Booth Hospital and Ridgeview Nursing Home. She enjoyed traveling and bowling. Her husband, Joseph Liska, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Nelma J. Hils of Edgewood and Nyla J. Springmeyer of La Grange, Ky.; son, Jerry D. Liska of California; sister, Jessie Herron Geiger of La Grange; 13 grandchildren; 23 greatgrandchildren; and 10 great-greatgrandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Ceme-

Marie Beck Shields

tery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Fr. Ralph Beiting, Appalachian Mission Center, 332 Riverbend Road, Louisa, KY 41230.

Michelle Milner

Michelle Anderson Milner, 45, of Melbourne, died Nov. 13, 2010. Her father, Anthony Anderson, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Mark Milner; son, Donald Massingale III; mother, Sally Anderson; brother, Anthony Anderson; sisters, Amy Fox, Dina Bradford and Jeannine LeBlanc; and father and mother-in-law, Jerry and Sandy Milner. She was an accountant, enjoyed crafts, decorating, sewing and her weekly yard sales dates with Mark. She was a member of the Alexandria Church of Christ. Memorials: Michelle Milner Memorial Fund, for the benefit of her son, at any Fifth Third Bank location.

Daniel ‘Chief’ Rawe

Daniel “Chief” Rawe, 81, of Bellevue, died Nov. 14, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a retired sheet metal fabricator with Corken Steel Products, U.S. Army Korean War veteran and a member of the Bellevue Vets. Survivors include his wife, Serena O’Hara Rawe; son, Danny Michael Rawe and Richard Allen Rawe, both of Bellevue; daughter, Susan Ann Rawe of Bellevue; brother, Bill “Wacker” Rawe; two grandchildren; and friends, Sam and Kathy Tomblin. Entombment was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Divine Mercy Parish, 318 Division St., Bellevue, KY 41073 or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Marie Louise Beck Shields, 86, of Newport, died Nov. 15, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a retired housekeeper and enjoyed crafts. Her husband, Albert Henry Shields; sons Robert Allen Shields and Dennis Albert Shields Sr.; daughter Clara Louise Shields Turner; and grandson Bronson Miller died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Mary Ann Shields Williams of Alexandria and Judy Shields Miller of Florence; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 10 greatgreat-grandchildren. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: Immanuel Baptist Church, 7183 Pleasant Valley Road, Florence, KY 41042 or The PointArc of NKY, 104 West Pike St., Covington, KY 41011.

Kevin Hale South

Kevin Hale South, 39, of Loves Park, Ill., formerly of Northern Kentucky, died Nov. 17, 2010, at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Illinois. Survivors include his wife, Kary South; son, Gannon Hale South; daughter, Halle Renee South; stepsons, Brandon Clark, Taylor Clark and Michael Clark; mother and stepfather, Bonnie and Columbus Jones; brother, Richard Lee South; and sister, Sandra Lynn South. Burial was at Peach Grove Cemetery in California.

Judy R. Stevens

Judy R. Stevens, 75, of Venice, Fla., formerly of Fort Thomas, died Nov. 12, 2010. Survivors include her husband, Bill Stevens of Venice, Fla.; son, Billy Stevens of Fort Thomas; sister, Sue Sparks of Fort Thomas; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchil-

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Oma Carpenter Walker

Oma Lucille Carpenter Walker, 82, of California, died Nov. 9, 2010, at Kindred Hospital in Arlington, Texas. She was a retired clerk for the Internal Revenue Service Center in Covington, a former key punch operator for Square D. Company in Florence and a member of Madison Avenue Pentecostal Church of God in Covington and U.S. Postal Workers Union. Survivors include her husband, Edgar Huston Walker; son, Burtis Dale Walker of Arlington, Texas; daughters, Rev. Barbara Walker of Hebron, Brenda Walker Dye of California and B. Elizabeth Walker of Latonia; brothers, Charles Carpenter and Ralph Carpenter of Independence; sister, Eula Vance of Fort Thomas; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one greatgreat-grandchild. Interment was at Floral Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorials: T.B.N., P.O. Box A, Santa Ana, CA 92711.

South 41°45’00” East a distance of 67.00 feet to a point in the west line of Donnermeyer Drive;

CITY OF BELLEVUE, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE 2010-9-03 AN ORDINANCE STATING THE CITY OF BELLEVUE’S INTENTION TO ANNEX TO THE CITY OF BELLEVUE, UNINCORPORATED AREA OF 4.1 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, LYING ADJACENT AND CONTIGUOUS TO THE EXISTING CITY LIMITS OF THE CITY OF BELLEVUE, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY. WHEREAS, it has recently been brought to the attention of the City of Bellevue that a certain parcel of real estate set forth herein, may or may not, be presently within the City of Bellevue; and, WHEREAS, the City of Bellevue, as well as the property owners, have both existed under an assumption/agreement, that the subject property was within the City of Bellvue; and, WHEREAS, this Ordinance is being adopted to only confirm, what is already by providing of complete City of Bellevue services, a fact that the subject property is within the City of Bellevue, and,

Thence with the west line of Donnermeyer North 48°15’00” East a distance of 348.50 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING of this description. Said parcel containing 4.2325 acres and subject to restrictions, public right of ways and easements of record. Said parcel containing parts of the properties conveyed to William L. and Vivian Hay (D.B. 502, PG. 277), Lois A. Miller (D.B. 502, PG. 277), KY Motor Service North LLC (D.B. 547, PG. 235), Holin Investment Co. (D.B. 500, PG. 277), Thirty Donnermeyer Bellevue LLC, Bellevue Holdings LLC (D.B. 713, PG. 357), Stanley Kamin Trustee (D.B. 567, PG. 401), Harvest Bellevue Associates (D.B. 416, PG. 61), and PNC Enterprises LLC (D.B. 663, PG. 431). This description prepared by Cardinal Engineering Corporation and based on deed, plats, and city ordinances of record in September of 2010 by Steven C. Stubbs, P.L.S. #3834.

WHEREAS, pursuant to KRS 81A.420 the City Council of the City of Bellevue, Kentucky hereby state the City of Bellevue’s intention to annex the real estate described in Exhibit “A”, which is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference; and, WHEREAS, the City of Bellevue, declares that it is desirable to annex the herein described unincorporated territory; and, WHEREAS, the City of Bellevue, finds, pursuant to KRS 81A.410, that the herein described unincorporated territory is subject to annexation as it is adjacent and contiguous to the City of Bellevue’s boundaries at the time the annexation proceeding began; and, by reason of commercial, industrial, institutional, or governmental use of land, is urban in character and no part of the area to be annexed is included within the boundary of another incorporated city. THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BELLEVUE, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, DOES HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: SECTION I That the City Council of the City of Bellevue, Campbell County, Kentucky, an incorporated city of the fourth class, hereby states its intention to annex to the City boundary the unincorporated territory described in Exhibit “A”, which is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference. SECTION II The City of Bellevue declares that it is desirable to annex said unincorporated territory into the City of Bellevue, Kentucky and has found pursuant to KRS 81A.410 that said unincorporated territory is adjacent to and contiguous to the City’s boundaries at the time this annexation proceeding is being conducted and by reason of commercial, industrial, institutional and governmental use of land the area is urban in character. Furthermore, City Council finds that no part of the area to be annexed is within the boundaries of any other incorporated city. SECTION III That pursuant to KRS 81A.425 notice shall be sent by first-class mail to each property owner listed on the records of the Campbell County Property Valuation Administrator as of January 1, 2010 no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the meeting at which this Ordinance proposing annexation shall receive its second reading, and a copy of this proposed Ordinance. SECTION IV That this Ordinance shall be signed by the Mayor, attested by the City Clerk, recorded, published and effective upon publication. _________________



MAYOR ATTEST: _____________________________ MARY SCOTT, CLERK/TREASURER 1st Reading: September 25, 2010 Publication: November 25, 2010

2nd Reading:

November 10, 2010

Annexation Description for the City of Bellevue 4.2325 Acres Situated in Campbell County, Commonwealth of Kentucky and east of Interstate of I-471 and covering a portion of Donnermeyer Drive and more particularly described as follows; BEGINNING at the intersection of the north line of Layfayette Avenue and the extension of the west line of Donnermeyer Drive, said point being in the present Corporation line of the City of Bellevue as described in City Ordinance #18 dated 1-12-1933; Thence along the north line of Lafayette Avenue South 41°45’00” East a distance of 66.00 feet to a point in the east line of Donnermeyer Drive extended and corner to the parcel described in City Ordinance #17; Thence with said corporation line South 48°15’00” West a distance of 268.50 feet to a point; Thence leaving said right of way and with the existing City of Bellevue Corporation line the following three (3) calls: South 41°45’00” East a distance of 67.00 feet to a point; South 48°15’00” West a distance of 230.34 feet to a point; South 53°27’00” West a distance of 638.78 feet to a point; Thence leaving said corporation line and crossing Donnermeyer Drive North 36°33’00” West a distance of 200.00 feet to a point in the City of Bellevue Corporation line; Thence along said Corporation line the following three (3) calls: North 53°27’00” East a distance of 629.70 feet to a point; North 48°15’00” East a distance of 141.26 feet to a point;

LEGAL NOTICE OF RIGHT TO PETITION Per KRS 81A.420, this publication shall serve as notice to all resident voters and real property owners within the territory proposed to be annexed by the City of Bellevue Ordinance 2010-09-03 of their right to petition the mayor of the City of Bellevue in opposition to the proposal and to have the question of annexation placed on the ballot for a vote and election at the next regular election. A valid petition must be signed by either 50% of the resident voters within the territory described above and proposed to be annexed or 50% of the real property owners within the territory described above and proposed to be annexed. A valid petition may be presented to the City of Bellevue’s mayor at the Bellevue City Building, 616 Poplar Street, Bellevue, Kentucky 41073 within 60 days after publication of Ordinance 2010-09-03.





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N. Kentucky raises more than $3.8 million for United Way United Way of Greater Cincinnati is recognizing the Northern Kentucky region for contributing $3,819,000 to the 2010 annual campaign, including $167,000 in new donor dollars from new participating companies. Covington based Omnicare, Inc. contributed $91,000, including 125 new donors and a corporate match on employee giving. Hebron based Pomeroy contributed $61,000 to this year’s campaign, with 330 first-time donors. Both companies were recognized as the top two new participants for the region. Other companies new to the Northern Kentucky campaign include Advan-

LEGAL NOTICE Renae Willoughby, 4172 Mary Ingles Hwy Highland Hgts Ky 41076, business owner, declares intention to apply for an Entertainment Permit on 11/8/2010 for the business J & G Cafe at 4184 Mary Ingles Hwy Highland Hgts Ky 41076. Any person may protest this permit by writing the Campbell Co. Clerks Office. 4476




tage Bank, Balluff, Inc., Legacy Financial Advisors, Progress Rail Services, Stith, Wimsatt and Associates, Verst Group Logistics, Von Lehman Technologies, and Williamstown Independent Schools. Other noteworthy efforts by corporate supporters Ticona, which raised $100,736 thanks to a 62 percent increase in participation and a corporate dollar-for-dollar match in employee giving. The Kenton County Airport Board raised $64,032, resulting in a $14,000 increase over their goal. Kellogg Company raised $31,600, a 79 percent increase. Lastly, the Grant County Fiscal Court had a 22 per-

cent increase in their campaign at $2,772. The 2010 United Way campaign, chaired by Dave Dougherty, concluded on October 29, raising $60,608,000 in support of critically needed services in Greater Cincinnati. United Way of Greater Cincinnati serves Hamilton, Clermont and Brown counties and Middletown in Ohio; Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Grant counties in Northern Kentucky, and Ohio and Dearborn counties in Indiana. For more information on how you can participate in Northern Kentucky’s campaign, please contact Leshia Lyman at leshia.lyman@ or 859-5255524.

NOTICE OF FUTURE WATER SERVICE AND SURCHARGE Northern Kentucky Water District will seek approval of the Public Service Commission of Kentucky to furnish potable water service to Sub-District H Water Main Extension Project. This project is located in the rural area in Campbell County which includes the following streets or portions thereof: Sub-District H Rifle Range Road (from Licking Pike to #539) Creektrace Road (from Licking Pike to Pond Creek Road) Indian Trace Road (from Creektrace to the end of the road) JoAnn Lane (from Indian Trace to the dead end) Lauren Lane (from Creek Trace to the dead end) Schababerle Hill (from Wesley Chapel to Daniels Road) Wesley Chapel Road (from California Cross Road to address #12635) Maddox Road (From Madonna to the dead end) Cory Lane (Maddox to the dead end) John Miller Road (from Creektrace to address #9807) Bars Branch Road (from end of line on Bars Branch to address #9677) Pleasant Ridge Road (from Visalia Road to address #11138) Enzweiler Rd. (from end of the existing water main at 51 Enzweiler Rd. to last house) Orlando Drive (from U.S. 27 to the end of the public street) Total construction costs for this project will be approximately $4,555,860.00. The proposed consum er rates will be: PRELIMINARY NORTHERN KENTUCKY WATER DISTRICT MONTHLY WATER RATES FOR PROPOSED SUB-DISTRICT H WATER MAIN EXTENSION PROJECT ESTIMATED MONTHLY SURCHARGE OF $30.00 SHALL BE ADDED TO THE MINIMUM MONTHLY BILL SECTION II - RETAIL WATER RATES 1. Rates First 4,500 cubic feet used per month $3.31 per 100 cubic feet Next 490,500 cubic feet used per month $2.88 per 100 cubic feet Next 495,500 cubic feet used per month $2.55 per 100 cubic feet Minimum Monthly charges by meter sizes shall apply for each size meter. 5/8" $12.54 3" $48.61 3/4" $12.96 4" $60.89 l" $14.15 6" $90.16 1 1/2" $15.93 8" $121.75 2" $20.13 10"& Larger $161.91 Sample Monthly Bill Amount for a 5/8" meter is as Follows:

The City of Newport will receive sealed Bids for the construction of the proposed drainage improvements on Waterworks Creek until 2:00 P.M., local time, December 8, 2010 at City of Newport, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY 41071 at which time the Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The Work includes the construction of approximately 950-linear feet of 18-inch sanitary sewer, 130 linear feet 14-foot x 12foot box culvert with headwall and stormwater management control structure, embankment fill for construction of a dam with cut off trench and early warning-level detection/monitoring system. Bids are to be addressed to the Doug Roell, City of Newport, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY 41071 and shall be marked "Sealed Bid-Newport Drainage Improvement Project-Waterworks RoadContract 1-2010." Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Issuing Office which is Strand Associates, Inc.®, 1525 Bull Lea Road, Suite 100, Lexington, Kentucky 40511. A nonrefundable fee of $175 will be required (shipping and handling fees included). Overnight mailing of Bidding Documents will not be provided. Bidding Documents may be examined at the offices of City of Newport, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY 41071 and are on file at the following locations: AGC/Dodge, 950 Contract Street, Suite 100, Lexington, KY 40505 (859-425-6630); AGC/Dodge, 1811 Cargo Court, Louisville, KY 40299 (502-671-1296); Dodge, 7265 Kenwood Road, Suite 200, Cincinnati, OH 45236 (513-345-8200); Builders Exchange of Kentucky, 2300 Meadow Drive, Louisville, KY 40218 (502-459-9800); ABC, 2020 Liberty Rd., Suite 110, Lexington, KY 40505 (859-231-8453) Bidders who submit a Bid must be a Plan Holder of record at the Issuing Office. Bids from Bidders who are not on the Plan Holders List may be returned as not being responsive. Plan Holders are requested to provide an e mail address if they wish to receive addenda and other information electronically. Plan Holders are requested to designate whether they are a prime contractor, subcontractor, or supplier if they want this information posted on the project Plan Holders List. No Bid will be received unless accompanied by a cashier’s, certified or bank check or a Bid Bond equal to at least 5 percent of the maximum Bid, payable to the OWNER as a guarantee that after a Bid is accepted, Bidder will execute and file the Agreement and 100% Performance and Payment Bonds within 15 days after the Notice of Award. Contractors will be required to comply with all laws, including those relating to the employment of labor and the payment of the general prevailing rate of hourly wages in the locality in which the Work is to be performed for each craft or type of worker or mechanic needed to execute the Contract or perform such Work in accordance with Kentucky Department of Labor Wage Rates. Bidder shall require all subcontractors (if any) to conform with said laws, and any rules or regulations now and thereafter issued pursuant to said laws by Bidder, their subcontractors, and/or anyone working through or on behalf of Bidder or Bidder’s subcontractors. The City of Newport reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, to waive any technicality, and to accept any Bid which it deems advantageous. All Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 85 days after the time set for receiving Bids. Contract award shall be made based on the lowest responsive, responsible Bid.

Estimated Monthly Usage of 2,000 Gallons ---- Estimated Monthly Bill = $51.39 Estimated Monthly Usage of 3,000 Gallons ---- Estimated Monthly Bill = $55.82 Estimated Monthly Usage of 4,000 Gallons ---- Estimated Monthly Bill = $60.24 Estimated Monthly Usage of 5,000 Gallons ---- Estimated Monthly Bill = $64.67 Estimated Monthly Usage of 6,000 Gallons -- Estimated Monthly Bill = $69.09

All Bidders must comply with all Federal, State, and City Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations which prohibit discrimination in employment regarding race, creed, color, sex, or national origin.

Note: Actual bill will vary according to actual measured usage Note: The estimated monthly bill includes the $30.00 surcharge amount.

All taxes are the responsibility of the successful Bidder unless specifically exempted in the Bidding Documents.

The proposed surcharge may be changed by the Ky. Public Service Commission and may be higher or lower than proposed. Any corporation, association, body politic or person may by timely motion, within 30 days of this notice, request intervention in the case. The motion must be submitted in writing to the Public Service Commission, 211 Sower Blvd., Box 615 Frankfort, KY 40602 and should state the grounds for the request, including the interest and status of the party. Customers may obtain without cost a copy of the Application and any testimony filed by contacting Northern Kentucky Water District at the address below. Interveners may obtain a copy of the Application and supporting documents. A copy of the Application and testimony is available for public review at the district’s office. For further information contact the PSC of Kentucky at PO Box 615 Frankfort, KY 40602 (Tel: 502 564 3940). Or contact the undersigned.

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Northern Kentucky Water District 2835 Crescent Springs Road PO Box 18640 Erlanger, KY 41018 (859) 578-9898

A prebid conference will be held at 2 P.M. local time, on November 29, 2010, at the City of Newport, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY 41071. Bidders are encouraged to attend and participate in the conference. The Strand Associates, Inc.® project manager is Darrell Edwards and can be contacted at Strand Associates, Inc.®, 1525 Bull Lea Road, Suite 100, Lexington, Kentucky 40511, (859) 225-8500 regarding the project. Published by the authority of the City of Newport, Kentucky, Doug Roell, Community Service Director Dated at City of Newport, KY November 18, 2010 1001605789


PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the City of Newport, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY 41071 has filed an application with the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet to construct a stormwater detention facility. This facility will be located east of I-471, south of Chesapeake Avenue, and north of Ohio Avenue, along an unnamed intermittent tributary of Woodlawn Creek. Any comments or objections concerning this application shall be directed to: Kentucky Division of Water, Surface Water Permit Branch, Flood Plain Management Section 200 Fair Oaks Lane, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Phone: (502) 564-3410. PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the City of Newport, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY 41071 had filed an application with the Energy and Environment Cabinet to construct a stormwater detention facility. This facility will be located south of 19th Street, west of Summer Hill Avenue, and east of Home Street and Amelia Street, along an unnamed intermittent tributary of Woodlawn Creek. Any comments or objections concerning this application shall be directed to: Kentucky Division of Water, Surface Water Permit Branch, Flood Plain Management Section 200 Fair Oaks Lane, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Phone: (502) 5643410. 5345 LEGAL NOTICE The Campbell County Fiscal Court, at a regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. at the Campbell County Courthouse, 8352 East Main Street, Alexandria, Kentucky, will call for second reading and consideration of passage the following ordinance, said ordinance having been read by title and a summary given for the first time at the November 17, 2010, regular meeting of the Court. CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE O-11-10 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT AMENDING THE TEXT OF THE OFFICIAL ZONING ORDINANCE FOR UNINCORPORATED CAMPBELL COUNTY ARTICLE X GENERAL REGULATIONS, ADDING A NEW SECTION 10.28 ACD - AGRICULTURAL CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT OVERLAY ZONE. The full text of Ordinance O-11-10 will be on file in the Office of the County Clerk, Newport, Kentucky, and is on file in the Office of the Fiscal Court Clerk, Newport, Kentucky, and same is available for inspection and use by the public during regular business hours. I, Paula K. Spicer, Clerk of the Campbell County Fiscal Court, hereby certify that this summary was prepared by me at the direction of the Campbell County Fiscal Court and that said summary is a true and accurate summary of the contents of Ordinance O-11-10. Paula K. Spicer Fiscal Court Clerk 1001606635 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY OF CAMPBELL, KENTUCKY INDUSTRIAL BUILDING REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2010 (MAIN STREET BAPTIST CHURCH OF ALEXANDRIA, KY., INC. PROJECT) Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the County of Campbell, Kentucky on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, at 5:15 p.m. at the Campbell County Administra tion Building, Fiscal Court Chambers, 1098 Monmouth Street, in Newport, Kentucky 41072. This hearing is for the purpose of considering the approval of the issuance of Industrial Building Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2010 (Main Street Baptist Church of Alexandria, Ky., Inc. Project) of the County of Campbell, Kentucky (the "Issuer") in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $1,800,000, pursuant to Chapter 103 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes (the "Act"). If the Bonds are approved, the proceeds will be loaned to Main Street Baptist Church of Alexandria, Ky., Inc., a Kentucky nonprofit corporation (the "Borrower"), for the purpose of financing the costs of refunding the outstanding County of Campbell, Kentucky Industrial Building Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2009 (Main Street Baptist Church of Alexandria, Ky., Inc. Project) (the "Prior Bonds"), the proceeds of which refinanced the acquisition, construction and equipping of new educational facilities located at the main administrative address of the Borrower, 11093 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, Kentucky, and which are owned and operated by the Borrower in furtherance of its educational purposes. THE BONDS SHALL NOT REPRESENT OR CONSTITUTE A DEBT OR PLEDGE OF THE FAITH AND CREDIT OR THE TAXING POWER OF THE ISSUER (COUNTY OF CAMPBELL, KENTUCKY), THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY. Interested persons are invited to attend this public hearing and will be given an opportunity to express their views concerning the proposed project. Anyone desiring to make written comments may give them to the Fiscal Court Clerk of the County of Campbell, Kentucky, at 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky 41072. This notice is given pursuant to § 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. __/s/ Paula Spicer_____________ Fiscal Court Clerk County of Campbell, Kentucky 1001606620


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