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Clearing snow from runways at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is a big task. “Just imagine a 12-lane interstate for two miles,” said Shannon Oldfield, the airport’s director of maintenance. “We have to clear that in less than 30 minutes.” NEWS, A3

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Appeals court: Newport is a county seat

By Chris Mayhew

An appeals court has sided with Campbell County Fiscal Court in a decision upholding the opera-

tion of county offices primarily in Newport. The Commonwealth of Kentucky Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision released Wednesday, Nov. 24, declared Newport a

county seat of government in addition to Alexandria. The county emerged victorious on all counts in the appeals court decision of the lawsuit filed by Timothy and Julia Nolan of Califor-

Campbell County High School’s junior varsity academic team won the Region 9 of the statewide JV Challenge including taking first place in six of the seven competitive categories. It’s the most important statewide academic competition for students until the Governor’s Cup competition starts in January, said Donn Manker, a coach of the Campbell County team. SCHOOLS, A6

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nia. Both the county and the Nolan’s had filed appeals to the 2009 Circuit Court decision that declared Alexandria the only

Shelter opens doors for third winter

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Shelby Doyle, 12, of Silver Grove has honored her brother’s memory with the sweetness that comes with selling 1,107 boxes of Girl Scouts of America cookies. Doyle set out to sell more than 1,000 boxes to honor the memory of her older brother, Aaron, who died in 2007 at age 10 from a seizure and complications from Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, a deterioration of the brain’s protective membrane. LIFE, B1



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Ian Cooney, 6, works on his LEGO masterpiece during the Fort Thomas branch of the Campbell County Public Library’s LEGO party Nov. 29.

Tree lot celebrates 40 years By Amanda Joering Alley

What started as a way to make ends meet has become a 40-year career for Paul Stuempel. It was then, in 1970, that Stuempel opened his own Christmas tree business. “I was in the ice cream business, and when the season came to an end, I needed something else,” Stuempel said. “I got some trees, and it’s just kept going since then.” His business, Natural Green, was originally located on Donnermeyer Drive in Bellevue before moving to its current location, in the Newport Plaza on Carothers Road, in 1984. Stuempel said he loves running the lot, which includes a 10,000square-foot display of trees and a shop for wreaths and other accessories. “I love the outdoors and I love my customers, and I’m really passionate about what I do,” Stuempel said. “I just love the whole season, the rush of it and all the excitement.” Stuempel said even thought the lot is only open 35 days, it takes a lot of hard work, and even more work goes into getting the trees to the lot in the first place. The trees, which he mostly gets from Michigan and the Blue Ridge Mountains in West Virginia,


Natural Green owner Paul Stuempel stands inside the wreath and accessory shop as customers check out his selection of Christmas trees. are pretty tricky to grow and are subject to a government grading system, similar to beef, Stuempel said. “I don’t think people realize all that goes into growing these trees, especially the premium quality ones we get,” Stuempel said. To help keep the trees looking there best, Stuempel said he gives a bottle of tree preservative to all his customers and reminds them the get the trees straight home and in water. Stuempel said after 40 years in the business, he’s still not ready to

stop and doesn’t plan on retiring until his 50th anniversary. In honor of the business’s 40th year, Santa Claus will be at the lot every day for pictures. The lot is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week through Christmas Eve. Santa will be on the lot from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends. For more information call 2614411. For more about your community, visit

Thanks to the support of the community, homeless people in Northern Kentucky won’t have to spend the night outside in freezing temperatures this winter. For the third year, the Emergency Cold Shelter of Northern Kentucky, a nonprofit organization, has opened its doors to give those less fortunate a warm place to sleep. “We saw a The shelter, need in Northern Kenwhich has a tucky for this 32-person s h e l t e r capacity and is because there had been located at 634 some coldScott St. in related deaths Covington, is in the area,” said Rachael open to Winters, operanyone 18 or ations director of the shelter. older who In the past needs a place week, police to stay through have reported two coldMarch. related deaths in Cincinnati, where there isn’t a steady cold shelter, Winters said. “We are really blessed to be able to offer this to the people of Northern Kentucky,” Winters said. “It’s amazing how much support we have received from the community.” For material and monetary donations to volunteers, Winters said the shelter has always been given what it needs to stay open. The shelter, which has a 32person capacity and is located at 634 Scott St. in Covington, is open to anyone 18 or older who needs a place to stay through March. Winters said several people come to the shelter each week after being discharged from the local hospitals. Currently, the shelter is in need of monetary donations, men’s winter gloves, long underwear and hooded sweatshirts. For more information call 2914555. Monetary donations can be sent to PO Box 176601, Covington, KY 41017.

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Skyline Chili donation brings Despite traffic, no Children’s Home closer to goal money for Ky. 536

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By Chris Mayhew

For Gary Holland, there was never a doubt where he wanted to donate money this holiday season. “The [Diocesan Catholic] Children’s Home does so much amazing work for kids, so it was a no-brainer for us,” said Holland, the owner of several Skyline Chili restaurants in Northern Kentucky. “They’re a wonderful community organization, and we feel as though we’re part of the fabric of the community as well, so it just made sense to get involved.” For Holland and several other local Skyline owners, getting involved meant donating $25,000 to the Children’s Home Capital Campaign, which is funding the construction of a new multi-purpose building on the their Fort Mitchell grounds. The campaign has now secured more than $3.2 million, approximately 86 percent of their $3.8 million goal. The new center will include an updated gymnasium for the kids at the home, which serves children with behavioral or


A recent $25,000 donation from local Skyline Chili restaurants has helped the Diocesan Catholic Children's Home draw closer to their $3.8 million goal needed to build a multi-purpose center. (L-R) Capital Campaign chairman Bob Hoffer, DCCH Executive Director Sister Jean Marie Hoffman and Skyline franchisee Gary Holland pose where the new center will be built. emotional problems. “We’re certainly very grateful to Skyline for their donation, because it brings us that much closer to our goal,” said Sister Jean Marie Hoffman, the executive director of the Children’s Home. “Getting this new center built is something that’s very important for our children, and we’re just hopeful we can continue to raise the money we need to do it.” In addition to donating


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the money, Holland said he hopes the gesture will inspire other businesses to do the same. The other local Skyline owners involved in the donation were Jay Zang with locations in Erlanger, Highland Heights and two Florence restaurants, Turfway Road and Mall Road; Kim Skidmore with locations in Burlington, Union, Hebron, Crescent Springs and Fort Wright; Joan Zai with a locaction in Alexandria and Ghada Mardin with a location in Newport. “We all got together and decided this was a great place to donate to, because of the work they do,” explained Holland. “Now our hope is that we can serve as an example for some other businesses to get involved and help out a great cause.” The home held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new center in late July, and grading work on the land began in August. Work has also already started on the center itself, with footers having been placed in the ground. Hoffman said the home would love to reach their campaign goal by the end of the calendar year, which she admits will be a challenge. However, she pointed out that the home has succeeded in raising most of the money during tough economic times, and she’s confident they can finish the job. “The fact that the economy has been what it has and we’ve still received all these donations is amazing, and I think it shows that people respect our mission here,” she said. “We’ve just got to have faith that we’ll get the rest of what we need, and this is a big step in that direction.” For more information about the DCCH, including how to donate to the Capital Campaign, visit www.

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The idea of extending and widening Ky. 563, perpetually stalled for lack of state funding, remains on the agenda for leaders of the county, Cold Spring and Alexandria. Leaders of the three local government entities anticipate an extension of Ky. 536 from U.S. 27 across to the AA Highway will one day help ease traffic on a congested U.S. 27. It was 2006 when the state purchased the right-of-way for the extension project in Campbell County. U.S. 27 is the only major highway feeding traffic from southern Campbell County and also Pendleton County until the interchange with the AA Highway in Cold Spring. Campbell County Judgeexecutive Steve Pendery said, at the Nov. 16 mayor’s meeting, that the county will continue to push the Ky. 536 extension idea. Pendery said he was afraid all there was to report was the project was on hold for lack of money. The City of Cold Spring continues to be very interested in pushing Ky. 536, said City Administrative Officer Mick Vank. “We’re seeing increasing traffic on U.S. 27 and a lot of traffic on the AA Highway,” Vank said. “It’s a lot of people coming north to go west to go back south.” “There’s a consistently heavy volume of traffic going north in morning and south in the evening,” said Cold Spring Police Department Chief Ed Burk. Burk said there are times when traffic is heavier on U.S. 27 in the city, especially times like the day before or after Thanksgiving

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county seat, but allowed for the continued operation of county offices in Newport. The Nolan lawsuit had demanded the of move certain operations to Alexandria including the sheriff, Property Valuation Administrator, and county clerk headquarters. The county clerk does already operate a branch office in Alexandria. Steve Pendery, the judge-executive of Fiscal Court, said he has wondered for a while what the point of the lawsuit is and if the people who filed it ever had any useful or constructive purpose in mind. “Everybody has agreed that we’ve done the right



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around the intersection of Crossroads Boulevard where a shopping center and elementary school are located at. For Alexandria, rush hour traffic is an issue and the extension would at least take some of the traffic coming from south of Ky. 536 off U.S. 27, said Alexandria Mayor Dan McGinley at the mayor’s meeting. “We’ve been asking for that for years to push that,” McGinley said. Alexandria Police Department Chief Mike Ward said knowing the volume of traffic is only one issue factored in when determining what area of roadways are most hazardous to people when it comes to injury accidents. One of the biggest complaints the department receives and deals with in terms of safety is vehicles running through yellow lights at intersections to avoid stopping at traffic lights, Ward said. The county is working on a request to put in a flashing yellow light to let people know when a light is about to turn red so they can prepare to stop around Campbell County High School, just south of Ky. 536, he said. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet performs 24-hour snapshots of traffic counts on highways, but the information for U.S. 27 was last updated in 2007, and it’s hoped that new traffic counts will be performed soon, Ward said. Specific dates are not available for the data available on the KYTC website at In 2007 in a 24-hour period there were 32,562 vehicles that passed U.S. 27

thing and followed the law,” Pendery said. Timothy Nolan said he plans to keep fighting on, and that he will request a rehearing before the court of appeals, and also appeal to the Kentucky Supreme Court. Nolan said although the appeals court declared Newport a county seat, not all aspects of the lawsuit were addressed. “They left a lot of questions as usual, well they didn’t say what had to be at the county seat of Alexandria,” Nolan said. The court also didn’t completely deal with the lawsuit’s points challenging how the county is spending about $1 million collected from a lawsuit filing fee for judicial court operations in Newport, Nolan said. “They just said they weren’t going to micro manage it, so that kind of leaves it up in the air,” he said of the court’s opinion. Pendery said although there was a dissenting opin-

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When it comes to daily traffic congestion in Alexandria, Alexandria Police Department Chief Mike Ward said the area around Campbell County Middle School where Washington Street intersects with U.S. 27 has more than 2,000 school children trying to get to school in the morning and afternoon. The 2,000 includes students going to Bishop Brossart High School and St. Mary School that are in close proximity, Ward said. “Sometimes it takes longer to get between Ky. 10/Main Street here on 27 and Poplar Ridge than it takes to get from Wal-Mart to I-471,” he said. If people get caught traveling north on U.S. 27 between 7-7:30 a.m. near the middle school it’s almost quicker to take side roads to avoid the area, Ward said. “So, that’s where that relief roadway would be invaluable,” he said. It’s nobody’s fault, but because of bus re-routing, many parents drive their children to school rather than putting a child on the bus in the morning between 6-6:30 a.m., Ward said. “But, those issues all come into play when you talk about traffic issues on 27, and because you’re going to have a repeat performance in the afternoon,” he said. just south of the intersection with Ky. 709 near the Alexandria Village Green Shopping Center. There were 11,031 vehicles recorded in a 24-hour period on U.S. 27 immediately south of Race Track Road near A.J. Jolly Park in 2007. Ward said there are pros and cons to moving traffic onto the AA Highway at Ky. 536 using a new extension. The idea is it will relieve some traffic from coming through the city, he said. “That comes with a price, it’s two-fold,” Ward said. “When you want people to come through your city for businesses, that can hurt.”

ion, it was only on the point of agreeing with the previous Circuit Court judge’s decision that stated Alexandria was the only county seat. “It essentially said you could still say Alexandria is the only county seat and keep the operations in Newport and still be all right,” Pendery said. Commissioner Dave Otto, who was defeated in the November elections, but has been on Fiscal Court since 1986, has frequently traded verbal barbs with Nolan at county meetings over the lawsuit’s cost and other issues. “Campbell County has always operated properly while I have been a county commissioner and to be accused by Mr. Nolan has been a dark mark on my career,” Otto said. “Campbell County has been vindicated by the courts and Mr. Nolan should be ashamed of himself. I have forgiven him, but in the end, his judgment day will come.” Otto said Nolan has cost the taxpayers of the county more than $60,000 in legal fees that could have been used for the health and welfare of the citizens. “I should expect that the incoming Fiscal Court will sue Mr. Nolan to be reimbursed the money the county has lost,” Otto said. “Hopefully, frivolous lawsuits by the likes of Mr. Nolan and other attorneys will end for (the) benefit of our citizens.”


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Snow removal a big job at CVG By Paul McKibben

Clearing snow from runways at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron is a big task. “Just imagine a 12-lane interstate for two miles,” said Shannon Oldfield, the airport’s director of maintenance. “We have to clear that in less than 30 minutes.” The airport recently showed off its snow gear when it hosted a drill on Nov. 12. Oldfield said the airport has some very different types of equipment that one won’t see from a state highway department. “We are not allowed to use salt. Salt is very corrosive to aircraft and engine componentry,” he said. Instead, the airport has a liquid de-icer called potassium acetate. Equipment includes sand trucks, plow trucks, de-icing



Workers at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport carried out a snow removal drill on Nov. 12. trucks, snow blowers and runway brooms to remove snow from the airfield. Oldfield said the airport’s ramp space is equivalent to about 211 football fields. It has four runways (three north-south runways and one east-west one) that are

150 feet wide. The airport deals with an average of 27 days snow days and three freezing rain events per year. “Freezing rain is our worst-case scenario,” Oldfield said. “That’s when we get a little bit worried. We

have contact with the airlines. Those folks are also getting a little worried ... because freezing rain is very difficult to contend with.” The airport can use up to 76 employees on its snow team. It relies on various departments to help out the

Smoking ban to be decided in mid-December By Cindy Schroeder The fate of a legislative proposal to ban smoking inside restaurants, bars and other public places will be decided by Campbell and Kenton county officials in mid-December. Nearly 40 people offered their opinion on the proposed smoke-free ordinance at Kenton Fiscal Court on Monday night, but officials could not hold a first reading on the ordinance, as they'd originally planned. Kenton County Attorney Garry Edmondson said that county officials failed to follow a state law that requires written notice of a special meeting to be posted in a conspicuous place inside the building where the meeting takes place. "(The notice) was sent out here (to the county courthouse in Independence), but for whatever reason, it didn't get posted on the walls," Edmondson said. "Something broke down." Kenton Fiscal Court will now hold first reading of the smoking ordinance at a special meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at the county courthouse in Independence, 5272 Madison Pike, Kenton Judge-executive Ralph Drees said. A second reading and possible vote will take place at another special meeting on Dec. 21, he said. That meeting also will be at 7 p.m. in Independence, he said. Campbell Fiscal Court will have a second reading of the ordinance and a possible vote on Dec. 15, Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine said Monday. That meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Campbell County administration building, 1098 Monmouth St. If approved by the two counties, the smoke-free ordinance would take effect April 15. Initially, the proposed legislation was to be Northern Kentucky-wide, but Boone County withdrew in July because there wasn't enough support. Erlanger City Council has called a special meeting for Tuesday night to consider a resolution opposing Kenton County's proposal to go smoke-free countywide. That meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at the city building,

505 Commonwealth Ave. So many people showed up at Monday's Kenton Fiscal Court meeting that officials set up a TV outside the building for those who couldn't fit in the 68-person capacity meeting room. The 37 speakers supported passage of a smoke-free ordinance by a 2-to-1 margin. Those who favored the ban on smoking inside public places, including a nonsmoker who's battling lung cancer, urged county officials to adopt the legislation to protect customers and employees from the hazards of secondhand smoke. Opponents, who included local business owners and members of the Northern Kentucky Tea Party, said that smoke-free legislation is unnecessary, unconstitutional and infringes on the rights of business and property owners. Mark Kreimborg, who will be Kenton County's deputy judge-executive under Judge-executive-elect Steve Arlinghaus, asked the Fiscal Court to let incoming county officials decide the issue, as only one of the four current Fiscal Court members will return in January. The meeting was not without fireworks. Independence attorney Eric Deters was escorted from the meeting by Kenton County Police Chief Ed Butler after Drees accused Deters of exceeding his allotted time as a speaker. Deters, who called going smoke-free at his nowclosed Bulldog's Roadhouse in Independence "the biggest mistake (he) has made," was loudly criticizing Fiscal Court's approval of a three-year golden parachute to the general manager of the Golf Courses of Kenton County when he was escorted from the meeting. At the Nov. 17 Campbell Fiscal Court meeting, 32 people spoke against the proposed smoking ban, while 21 speakers were for smoke-free legislation. In that county, the incoming commissioners have said that they have enough votes to repeal the smoking ban if it's enacted by the current Fiscal Court. Drees has said he doesn't think there will be enough votes on the Kenton Fiscal Court taking office in Janu-

ary to repeal the legislation, if it's adopted by the current county officials. The proposed ordinance calls for banning indoor smoking in most public places, but would exclude open, outdoor patio areas. Private, tax-exempt clubs could apply to the Northern Kentucky Health Department for an exemption, although it would not extend to functions open to the public. In September, the Northern Kentucky Health


Department's District Board of Health voted to enforce the ban, if the fiscal courts in Kenton and Campbell Counties approve it. A copy of the smoke-free ordinance is posted on Kenton County government's web site,

24-7 operation. Arron Stone, a field maintenance operator at the airport, said during a snow event he could work upwards of 20 hours a day. He drives a snow blower. Stone has plowed on small parking lots but never streets. He said one can’t really compare plowing

snow at the airport and doing it on a normal street as there are so many different obstacles. He said one can’t see aircraft like one can see cars. “There’s very little lighting on,” he said. For more about your community, visit

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December 2, 2010


Southgate runner completes tour of 50 states By Deborah Kohl Kremer

Some people make it their life’s dream to visit all 50 states. Bill Theis’ dream was to run right through them. Theis of Southgate completed his marathon Oct. 30. The Hoover Dam Marathon was in Nevada, which was the last state Theis needed to make his goal and fulfill his membership in the 50 States Marathon Club. The nationwide club has 2,251 members, all of whom have stories similar to Theis’. “Some marathons cross state lines on their course, but the rules of the club are that you have to run a

marathon based in each state,” he said. “The Hatfield and McCoy Marathon starts in Eastern Kentucky and ends in West Virginia, so if you do that one, it has to count for one state, either one or the other.” In Theis’ case, it counted for West Virginia. The 66-year-old started running in his mid-40s to release stress. He really did not think about participating in a marathon until he heard about The Flying Pig in Cincinnati and ran in the inaugural race on Mother’s Day 1999. Although he admits he was unprepared for his first marathon, and was nearly incoherent at the end, he did not realize he was





hooked on marathons until the next year, when he did not participate in the Flying Pig. He went as a volunteer and watching the other runners reminded him of the sense of accomplishment they were experiencing and he knew he had to do it again. He has since run the Flying Pig seven times, and claims that even though he literally has run everywhere, his hometown marathon is his favorite. To join the 50 States Marathon Club, runners must have finished a marathon in 10 different states with the goal of competing in all 50 states. The club supplies members with information about marathons in each state to help them decide where they are headed next. “The emotion of finishing a marathon in all 50 states is an exuberant, high-spirited, lifetime experience for most runners,” said Tom Adair, club president. “An average finisher will take about 5 years and spend $35,000 to complete a marathon in all 50 States.” Although every marathon is different, Theis


Bill Theis, 66, of Southgate, runs up a hill on Bluegrass Avenue, Southgate. He has completed (he runs and walks) a marathon in all 50 states, the last being Nevada. believes the marathon in the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming was his hardest course, as it starts at the bottom of a ski lift, and the participants have to run up the side of the mountain. He remembers a head injury and awful heat in Kona, Hawaii, and a rainy, windy, cold marathon in Newport,

R.I., where he had to sit in an ambulance to warm up before he could finish. Theis enjoys rugged courses that involve both trail and roadway, sometimes having to run through creeks and over downed trees. But he never gave up, even with injuries, wet shoes, unbearable heat and

cold. “I didn’t go all that way to quit,” he said. “One weekend last October, I ran the New Hampshire Marathon on a Saturday and the Maine Marathon on Sunday. It is just what you do.” Theis credits his successes to following a method of running and walking throughout the marathon. Fellow runner Charles Sayles, from Glendale, Calif., has completed several marathons with Theis, including the Hoover Dam Marathon in October. “Bill and I use the run/walk method whereby we will run a certain time or distance, and then walk awhile to recover and then run again,” said the 73year-old who has run marathons in all 50 states twice. Theis has been retired from Convergys for six years and still runs 20 to 30 miles per week. He’s unsure what goal to pursue next. “Well, my bucket is getting empty,” he said. “I have been to every state and seen so many national parks, maybe I’ll have to start doing triathlons.”


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Campbell Rotary Club looks forward after 90 years By Sarah Hardee

For nearly a century, a local Rotary International club here has been serving communities around the globe and following a simple motto: “Service above self.” The Campbell County Rotary Club celebrated 90 years of service on Wednesday and reflected on that motto - and its mission to make a difference here and across the globe. “Being part of the world’s oldest service organization is a privilege,” said member Juli Hale of Florence, who joined the club four years ago when she was hired as director of community relations at

Campbell County Schools. “We’re a small group, but being part of Rotary allows us to take on large-scale projects, and really make a difference, not just here in Campbell County, but across the world.” The organization, which was formed in 1920, was one of the first in the region, Hale said. Today, the club is one of more than 33,000 worldwide in Rotary International. Representing a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women, members of the Rotary International clubs seek out ways to provide service in the community and throughout the world, according

to a press release. More than 1.2 million people are members worldwide. Campbell County’s small club currently has about 10 members, but still tackles big projects, according to Hans Tinkler, the club’s president. Each year, the club supports education in the county with an annual scholarship program for students and an awards program for teachers. The group also supports the Fort Thomas YMCA, Campbell County’s Family Resource Centers, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life program, Rotary International’s PolioPlus program and the Rotary Foundation.

Additionally, the club has supported other local programs and projects, including “adopting” needy families at Christmas and helping the recent Hope for Haiti campaign at Woodfill Elementary School. “We help where we’re needed,” said Tinkler, of Fort Thomas. “That’s the great thing about Rotary - we’re involved in a variety of projects and have the ability to get to places where a lot of other organizations can’t in communities all over the world.” At the anniversary celebration on Wednesday, the club inducted two new members. The group is always looking for more members to join, Tinkler said.

The Campbell County Rotary meets at noon each Wednesday from February through December at the Highland Country Club. In January, club members visit nearby clubs, including those in Cincinnati, Florence, Kenton County and Covington. Meetings often include a program regarding a local topic. All meetings are open to the public and prospective members are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Tinkler at 859-317-2753. For more information about Rotary International, visit the organization’s website at

Boone residents see reality TV By Paul McKibben

Two Thomas More College officials who reside in Boone County received a close-up look at reality television last month. Florence resident Matthew Webster, the college’s vice president for student services, and spokeswoman Stacy Smith Rogers of Hebron attended the taping of part of an episode of the ABC program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” in Fairdale, a Louisville suburb. The show built a new home for Jeff and Shelley Lampe and their six children. The college offered the children tuition waivers. The Thomas More officials were in town for the “reveal.” That’s the part of the program when the new home is unveiled to the family. That occurred on Oct. 28.

“We weren’t sure how they were going to incorporate our donation,” Rogers said, noting there was a slight possibility the Thomas More officials would be featured on the program (they won’t be). The next day they met the family. “The mother hugged me and that was so special,” Webster said. “And she was just so overwhelmed, I think, by the outpouring of support from the community.” The Lampe children range in age from 3 to 17. Webster said the college guaranteed there would be no out-of-pocket expense for tuition and fees for all six children. “They were so appreciative of the scholarship that we had given them,” said Billy Sarge, the college’s director of recruitment who also made the trip and lives in Cold Spring.

Thomas More is a private Catholic college in Crestview Hills. Rogers said the show contacted the college to consider making a donation because they knew two of the children went to St. Xavier High School in Louisville, a Catholic high school. She said the show was reaching out to institutions where they thought the family would want to go to school. Shelley, 43, is working on her master’s degree in child development at the University of Kentucky and teaches. Jeff, 47, has his own business called JMJ Tree Service Inc. Because of a work-related accident he lost sight in one eye. He has a hernia that he can’t afford to repair. Instead he wraps duct tape around himself to cope with the pain before going to work. He has also lost a finger.


Thomas More College officials Matthew Webster (on the left wearing a red tie) and Billy Sarge (on the right in a blue shirt) stand outside a new home in Fairdale, Ky. with the Lampe family and officials from Elite Homes. The new home was built as an episode of the ABC reality show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Thomas More President Sister Margaret Stallmeyer said the college is a missiondriven institution as a Catholic college and it tries in everything it does to respond to that.

“Every once awhile though you’re given like these big opportunities to step up and we thought this was an appropriate opportunity,” she said. “It’s a family in need, a family that was

committed to education, committed even to Catholic education. And so for us it was an opportunity to be who we say we are.” The Courier-Journal contributed.

General Assembly 2011 session book is available in print, online A book containing issue briefs on topics likely to confront lawmakers during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2011 session is now

available in print and online. “Issues Confronting the 2011 Kentucky General Assembly” contains 55 issue briefs prepared by members

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but reflects a balanced look at some of the topics that have been discussed in legislative committee meetings. The new publication can

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Fort Thomas staff, students prepare for busy time before winter break

By Amanda Joering Alley

The holiday season is a busy time for everyone, including the staff and students in the Fort Thomas Independent Schools. From exams to holiday concerts, many are busy preparing for the next several weeks before their winter break, which begins Monday, Dec. 20. At Johnson Elementary School, the chorus and strings students are preparing for their annual show, which will be performed at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16. Principal Jon Stratton said the daytime performance usually includes each grade singing a favorite holiday song, in addition to the normal chorus and strings concert. At Moyer Elementary School, the third-grade students have been practicing for their upcoming holiday concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14.

Several events are in the works at Highlands Middle School this year Woodfill Elementary School fourth-graders will present their seasonal musical production at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7. Several events are in the works at Highlands Middle School this year, including the seventh- and eighth-grade band’s concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, and the choral and strings concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13. Principal Mary Adams said prior to the Dec. 13 concert, a spaghetti dinner will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to raise money for the eighth-graders’ trip to Washington D.C. At Highlands High School, students will present a winter choral concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12. For details about these events, contact the individual schools or visit the district’s website at

SCHOOL NOTES Holy Trinity to hold Breakfast with Santa

Holy Trinity School is holding a Breakfast with Santa event from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at St. Bernard in Dayton. The event, which is sponsored by the Holy Trinity Parents’ Club, includes a pancake and sausage breakfast, crafts, games, raffles and a visit from Santa. Breakfast is $3 and includes 4 games tickets. Pictures with Santa are $3.

Diocesan placement exam

The annual Diocesan Placement Exam for incoming freshmen students wishing to attend Bishop Brossart High School will be held Saturday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon in the school’s Hegenauer Hall. All district eighth-grade students and PSR members are encouraged to take the test where they plan to attend high school. For more information contact the BBHS main office at 859-635-2108.

Sports broadcasters visit Bishop Brossart

Bishop Brossart High School will host the appearances of two of the most respected sports broadcasters in the country, Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame announcer Marty Brennaman and the “Voice of the Kentucky Wildcats” Tome Leach Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Seither Sports Center. Pre-sale tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Cost includes hors d’ oeuvres, door prizes and many other surprises. Cash bar. Door tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. Only 750 tickets will be sold. Tickets can be purchased by calling 859-635-2108 or at Proceeds benefit the Bishop Brossart General Operation and Tuition Assistance funds.

Newport offers Extended School Services at all sites

Newport Independent Schools are offering Extended School Services (ESS) at all the district’s locations. During ESS, teachers provide after-school and in-school instructional assistance for students. For more information, contact the school offices.

Newport schools present holiday concerts

The Newport High School Concert Band and Chorus will be performing some classic holiday music and songs during a Winter Perfor-

mance at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7 in the cafeteria. The Junior High will present their Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13 in the gymnasium. The Band Boosters will be providing light refreshments after the performances.

District wins OASIS awards

Campbell County Schools received multiple awards at the Kentucky School Public Relations Association’s recent OASIS awards. The awards included first place in calendars, feature photography, photo essays and internal publications. Second place for feature photography, external publications, feature writing, miscellaneous electronic communications, electronic newsletters and school videos and honorable mention for district videos.

CCHS student a state winner

Campbell County High School student Chelsea Parr was named the Kentucky state winner in the senior division of the Kentucky Public Service Recognition Week poster contest. Kentucky Personnel Cabinet sponsored a poster contest for school-age children to increase awareness of the achievements and contributions of state employees in the workplace and the communities. The theme for the poster contest was “State Employees – Making a Difference Every Day in Every Way.”


The Campbell County High School junior varsity academic challenge team celebrates with medals and a plaque at a Nov. 13 competition at Bracken County High School. From left in the front row are Nicole Robertson, Sidney Boots, Sarah Kintner, Jenna Garofolo, and Clayton Truman. In the back row from left are Nicholas Dorsey, Andrew Perrin, Trevor Holzschuh, and Jared Wittrock.

Camel junior varsity academics win region

By Chris Mayhew

Campbell County High School’s junior varsity academic team won the Region 9 of the statewide JV Challenge including taking first place in six of the seven competitive categories. It’s the most important statewide academic competition for students until the Governor’s Cup competition starts in January, said Donn Manker, a coach of the Campbell County team. “As expected, the Campbell County team easily won their JV Challenge region, held at Bracken County High School,” Manker said. The JV Challenge is for students in grades nine and 10, and Region 9 also includes Bishop Brossart High School, Bath County High

School, Fleming County High School, Montgomery County High School, Bracken County High School and St. Patrick High School. Manker said Campbell’s team scored a total of 87 points, which was the second highest score from among all the regions in the state. The Campbell County team took first place in the quick recall competition, defeating all four of the opponents they faced, Manker said. Students on the team hail from Alexandria, Cold Spring, Butler, Highland Heights and Wilder, he said. Some of the most exciting results were from individual student efforts on the written assessment, Manker said. Jenna Garofolo took first place in the arts and humanities and the

language arts assessments. Jared Wittrock took first place in the math written assessment with a score that was in the top five scores from all regions in the state. Clayton Truman took first place in the science written assessment, and Christina Tulley took first place in composition. “Jenna Garofolo, our outstanding sophomore, scored 47 points out of 50 in language arts, which was not only the highest score in the state, but was four points higher than the second place score statewide,” Manker said. The team had “a whole bunch of students placing in the top six” of the written assessments, which means they received recognition and a ribbon, he said. To see the complete contest results visit the website

Math tournament draws 100

Nearly 100 students participated in the 18th annual John O’Bryan Math Tournament, which was held at Campbell County High School Nov. 6. Eighteen teams from 12 Northern Kentucky high schools competed for trophies in a written math competition, team competition and quick recall math competition. The first place trophy in individual written math went to Luke Wilson, a senior from Simon Kenton High School. In second place was Jared Wittrock, a sophomore from Campbell County High School. Austin Merchant from Ryle High School and Andrew Bezold from Campbell County tied for third, with Nicholas Dorsey from Campbell County posting the fourth highest score. In the quick recall math event, Wittrock took first place, with Wilson second. Ben Koehler from Ryle placed third, and Andrew Perrin from Campbell County placed fourth. In the overall team standings, Simon Kenton took the first place team trophy, with Campbell County placing second and Ryle placing third.

Computer time

St. Thomas School kindergartners work on a website that goes along with their reading series. Left to right: John Donelan, Sophia Bielski, Kien O’Brian and Ryan DeBurger. PROVIDED


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NKU 10th at programming competition A team of three Northern Kentucky University computer science majors placed first among 21 teams competing at the University of Kentucky site for the 2010 Regional Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Programming Contest. The winning team, named “NKU Informatics,” consisted of sophomore Justin Brown and seniors Nick Cooper and Spencer Egart. Their performance earned them 10th place overall in a field of 132 competitors comprising the Mid-Central region of the United States. The ACM competition challenges teams of university students to use their


Thanksgiving feast

Te Wright of Clifton, Rachel Newton of Alexandria, and Maggie Broderick of Wyoming share a story following their Thanksgiving Feast at Mercy Montessori in East Walnut Hills.

Take comfort

People tend to draw comfort and strength from many sources. For Peanuts character Linus, it is a blanket. Linus uses his blanket not only for comfort and strength, but to help in many of the every day situations in which he finds himself. It is only fitting that after learning about the Interfaith Hospitality Network, which serves children and their families who are homeless, the sixth-grade students of St. Joseph Cold Spring chose to make blankets for a raffle to raise funds for the IHN. Shown: Makenzie Stewart lends her hand in making the peace blanket for the sixth grade raffle at St. Joseph.

programming skills and rely on their mental endurance to solve complex, real world problems under a grueling five-hour deadline. Contest rankings are determined by the number of correct solutions submitted in the shortest time, with penalties for incorrect submissions. Only three teams in the Mid-Central region managed to successfully solve more problems than the NKU Informatics team. NKU also fielded two additional teams at the competition. The “NKU Black & Gold” team, with students Kayla Anderson, John Prather and Matt Schulz, placed eighth at the site. The “NKU Norse” team, with students Benjamin

Baxter, Jason Daniels and Andrew Elston, placed 17th. This year for the first time NKU offered an intensive one-credit course to prepare the teams for the rigors of the competition. The course was organized and run by computer science faculty members Alina Campan, Maureen Doyle and Marius Truta, who served as team coaches. The ACM competition is one of two key annual competitions for students in the computing field. In March, NKU will send a team to the regional Collegiate Cyberdefense Competion, a contest in which the university earned third place last year.

Gateway dean named outstanding alumna Dr. Gail E. Wise, associate provost and dean of nursing and allied health at Gateway Community and Technical College, was named an outstanding alumna by the University of Kentucky College of Nursing as part of the college’s 50th anniversary. Wise is one of 51 College of Nursing graduates, out of 5,000 alumni, recognized for

their accomplishments and contributions within Kentucky and across the nation. Wise earned bachelor and master of science degrees in nursing from UK, and a doctoral degree. Wise has been involved in nursing education and has both administrative and teaching expertise as a technical, associate degree, baccalaureate and graduate degree educator.

She was appointed to the Kentucky Board of Nursing in 2004 and reappointed in 2008. In 2001 she developed the Kentucky Christian University Baccalaureate School of Nursing and received Kentucky Board of Nursing approval and accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.



Chase team wins mock trial competition The Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law National Trial Team won the Kentucky Mock Trial Competition hosted by the University of Louisville Nov. 13-14. The team of Lawrence Hilton, John Milligan, Sean Pharr and Danielle Reesor won the competition, defeating teams from the University of Kentucky College of Law and the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. This is the third victory for Chase's National Trial Team in this competition since 2005. Third-year law student Lawrence Hilton won the award for Best Advocate, making this the second year in a row that a Chase student has won the award. Also, Chase students Ronald Bowling, Lauren Jansen, Peter Tripp and Siobhan Whitlock were semifinalists at the BuffaloNiagara Mock Trial Competition held in Buffalo, N.Y., Nov. 11-14. The Chase team defeated nationally ranked Georgia State University College of Law and South Texas College of Law to advance to the semifinals. The tournament consisted of 32 schools from across the country in what is one of the largest mock trial competitions of the fall semester. Second-year Chase student Ronald Bowling won the award for Best Direct Examination and third-year Chase student Siobhan Whitlock won the award for Best Summation.

The National Trial Team competed in these competitions under the direction of Professor Kathleen Johnson

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Thoroughbreds football near the finish line

By Adam Turer

Newport Central Catholic will play for its fourth football state championship on Friday, Dec. 3. The Thoroughbreds trounced Corbin 42-8 in the Class 2A state semifinals Friday, Nov. 26. NewCath is now one win away from bringing home a state title for the first time since 2006. The final score might make it seem like an offensive blowout, but it was the Thoroughbreds’ defense that got the job done against Corbin. The Thoroughbreds preferred ball-control, grinding run game was slowed early. Instead of putting together long scoring drives, the Thoroughbreds exploded for big scoring plays. Junior quarterback Brady Hightchew started the onslaught with a 48-yard touchdown run to give NewCath a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter. Hightchew added another touchdown run and a touchdown pass in the second quarter to give

NewCath a comfortable 21-0 lead at halftime. “They did a nice job of stuffing our inside run game,” said NewCath head coach Eddie Eviston of Corbin’s defense. “We had some big plays that got us going.” Hightchew finished the game with 73 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries and added 84 yards and a touchdown and completed all seven of his pass attempts. The Thoroughbreds capitalized on critical Corbin penalties to keep drives alive in the first half. In the second half, the ’Breds rushing attack broke the game wide open. “I didn’t feel comfortable until the middle of the third quarter,” Eviston said. “We were not putting the drives together like we usually do, but we got the big plays.” The biggest play was Chris Kelly’s 81-yard touchdown run on the second play from scrimmage in the third quarter. Kelly added a 39-yard touchdown run later in the quarter. The senior running

back finished with 192 yards on 16 carries. The Thoroughbreds outgained the Redhounds 302 to 141 yards rushing. NewCath’s defense played its most impressive game of the season, shutting down an offense that entered the game averaging 45.6 points per game during an eight-game winning streak. Corbin entered the game with two running backs who had each gained 900 yards on the season. NewCath held the Redhounds to just 35 total yards in the first half. “Our defense played very well and we did a great job of gameplanning to shut down their run game,” said Eviston. “We made them try to pass and our front four did a great job of putting pressure on their quarterback.” The Thoroughbreds forced Corbin’s quarterback into 7-18 passing for 74 yards and an interception. They will aim to stop another offensive powerhouse in Owensboro Catholic. The Thoroughbreds have established that

they can run the ball on just about anyone. The key in the state championship will once again be how well the NewCath defense can shut down its opponent. “We had a lot of guys step up on defense,” said Eviston. “Guys are starting to play with more confidence.” Now the Thoroughbreds are counting on their big-game experience to give them an edge in Friday’s matchup against the Aces. Owensboro Catholic is making its first state final appearance since 2005. NewCath lost in the final in 2007 and 2008. This year’s seniors have been to the big game before and know what to expect. “Our big-game experience should go a long way,” said Eviston. “The biggest thing for us is to stay focused on our goals and prepare this week like we do any other week.” Owensboro Catholic is seeking its first state championship. The Aces outlasted Danville, 61-42, in the state semifinals. The Aces like

to pass the ball and are led by quarterback Isaac Hardesty, who has passed for 32 regular season touchdowns and added four touchdown tosses in the semifinal victory. The Aces can also run the ball and will present a different challenge for the Thoroughbreds defense that stuffed Corbin’s run game in their semifinal matchup. NewCath is hungry to bring the Class 2A state title to Northern Kentucky. The Thoroughbreds’ back-to-back state championships in 2005 and 2006 came in Class 1A, before the 2007 realignment. After coming up one win short in 2007 and 2008, the Thoroughbreds are determined to get the job done this year. “We’ve been here before and we expect to be here every year,” said Eviston. “Now that we’re here, we’re looking to come home with a win.” The game is scheduled to kickoff at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Western Kentucky University’s Houchens-L.T. Smith Stadium.

Camels have young team on mats

By James Weber

Mike Bankemper returns a young team for the Campbell County wrestling program. The Camels return eight starters, six who qualified for the state tournament last year. Garth Yenter, a sophomore, was state runner-up at 103 pounds last year. Sean Fausz, a freshman, was fourth at 112 a year ago. Mason Franck, Paul Hamilton, Eric Spahr and Corbin Woods are other

returning state qualifiers. The Camels graduated four state medalists from last season. Yenter and Franck are returning regional champions. Zach Fryer and Cody Key are other returning starters. Campbell County began the year Nov. 27 at the Bryan Station Duals in Lexington. Campbell went 5-0 in that tournament. The Camels will wrestle at Franklin, Ohio Dec. 4, then at Madeira Dec. 7, and the Ryle Rumble Dec. 11. Campbell’s first home match is Jan. 4.

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Mason Franck of Campbell County (right) is one of Campbell County’s top returners.

The Mustangs return six starters this year including one state qualifier in Colton Boesch. Head coach Clint Bell said the potential is there for several state qualifiers this year. While the program has battled attrition in its first two years, Bell feels they can be competitive this year.


Campbell County’s Sean Fausz (top) is one of the Camels’ top returners. “Our numbers are up this year and we have some good, quality wrestlers returning as well to provide leadership for the first year guys,” he said. “The key is to earn some quality wins during the season and to keep their heads up after some heartbreaking losses, which will happen. As for the newcomers, we have a good-looking group of firstyear wrestlers. The problem will be finding a weight class for them. Most of them are coming in with identical weights as the returning guys.”

Brossart hosts Summit Country Day Dec. 3 to start the season. Brossart then wrestles in the NKAC meet Dec. 18 and competes at Cooper Dec. 21.


The Wildcats are excited to have all last year’s starters back plus some promising young newcomers. Seniors Daryl Lynch, Justin Roberts and Jamie Oroke will lead the way. Newport started at Scott County Nov. 27 and wrestles at Boone County Dec. 1.


Campbell County’s Garth Yenter takes Eric Mitchell of Newport to the mat during last year’s NKAC meet.

Bluebirds have 20th state title in sight By James Weber

The Highlands High School football team is looking for 20/20 vision this weekend. Twenty, as in the number of state championships the program would have if the Bluebirds can beat Christian County this weekend. Highlands plays Christian County (12-2) in the Class 5A state final 3 p.m. Central Time Saturday, Dec. 4, at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. “Our seniors have won the state championship every year they’ve been here at Highlands,” said Highlands head coach Dale Mueller. “The key to winning the game is all our 11 guys on the field doing their job the best they possibly can. We have a lot of good football players.” Highlands has had a clear view of success, winning all three titles in 5A in the state’s current six-

class alignment. A win would at least temporarily give the Bluebirds the state record for overall titles by themselves. They are tied with Trinity with 19, and Trinity will be in the 6A final against Male following the Highlands game. Highlands advanced with a semifinal win over Harlan County. The Bluebirds showed again they can be effective no matter what the defense gives them. Patrick Towles threw for 270 yards and three touchdowns, his second-best output of the season. He also rushed for 47 yards on 11 carries as Towles carried almost all the offense on the night. Daniel Gold was Towles’ top target, catching eight balls for 150 yards and two scores. Austin Sheehan caught one pass, but a big one, a 63-yard TD. Jake True had a rushing touchdown and caught two passes for 45 yards. Billy Huddleston returned a fumble 25 yards for a score. Towles enters the final with

2,418 passing yards and 21 TDs, plus 715 and 13 on the ground. Gold is the top receiver with 37 catches for 835 and nine TDs. Sheehan and Brian Gall are the other top targets. “Patrick is playing great,” Mueller said. “He is doing just an awesome job of executing the offense. It was been one big team effort. The line is doing a great job of protecting him and opening holes. The receivers block and run great routes. We’ve really been pleased with the whole team.” The state final is a rematch of the 2008 title game, which Highlands won 35-15. Christian County won the 1982 and 1984 state titles in 4A. Christian County averages 33 points per game and has given up 18 a contest. Its top playmakers are different from the 2008 game. Senior quarterback Anthony Hickey was last seen by most local fans as the speedy point guard helping oust Newport in the Sweet 16 basketball tournament last March.

Christian County’s leading scorer for the year in hoops, he had 20 points in CC’s 70-51 win over Newport and is a Division I college talent on the hardcourt. The dynamic athletic talent is dangerous on the gridiron as well. The quarterback has collected 1,671 yards in the air and 932 on the ground. He has 31 combined touchdowns, including 18 throwing. Highlands has a Division I football player to be concerned about, too. Marcoreyon Tandy, another key player in hoops, is CC’s top receiver and third in rushing. He has 1,329 combined yards and 18 TDs. On defense, he also has six interceptions. The senior and three-year starter has offers from Kentucky and Louisville, among others. Also, Alex Davie is the secondleading rusher (718 yards, five TDs) and Anthony Buckner is the second-leading receiver with 877 yards and 10 scores.

“They’re a really good team,” Mueller said. “They have a lot of team speed, multiple offense and defense. We’ve got a lot of respect. Their coach really does a great job.” Mueller said his defensive players will have to keep up their strong play from recent weeks. Highlands held Johnson Central standout J.J. Jude to less than 100 yards rushing in the third round after he had about 1,000 in the previous two games combined. Mueller was also pleased with the Bluebirds’ defense against Harlan County. “Up front we have to be able to contain their speed and pressure the quarterback,” he said. “They have excellent receivers with good speed. Everybody has to do their job. If our line lets the quarterback get away, that makes it harder for the defensive backs. And if our backs have trouble covering, that puts more pressure on the front seven.”

Sports & recreation The eighth-graders of Campbell County Middle School football celebrated an undefeated season, 8-0, at the school’s fall sports banquet. Pictured are, from left, front row kneeling, Ryan Pangburn, James Wilburs, Matt Mayer, Bo Bates, Tyler Nelson, Juan A., Adam Morgan and Dylan Rich; second row, standing, John Leopald, Michael Eimer, Tyler Steele, Josh Reynolds, Jacob Flairity, Michael Wagel, Adam Coleman, Josh Carroll, Robby Fickenger, Jordan Mason, Blaine Patton and Brandon Oldendick; third row, Chris Reed, Josh Griffith, Jacob Ginter, Donnie Sanders, Jake Eifert, Jeremy Miller, Robert Metz, Nick Saurbeck, Cole Schrack, Brian, Jake Tulley and Justin Haney; and coaches VanHandorf and Elsburn. Not pictured is head coach Aaron Caudill. PROVIDED

Bowling under way in Northern Kentucky

The high school bowling season has begun in Northern Kentucky. Most schools have rolled two matches so far. Teams can win seven points per match. A match is a combination of six separate team games and total-pin score. Bowling is not sanctioned by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, but will be beginning with the 2011-2012 season. There will be a state

championship this coming March as in past years. Campbell County and Newport high schools are off to strong starts, leading their divisions with impressive records. Several other county schools are also doing well. Most of the matches are on Thursday afternoons, with most teams resuming action Dec. 2.


District 1: Cooper 10-4, Simon Kenton 7-7, Boone County 6-8, Ryle 4-10, Conner 1-13. District 2: Campbell County 13-1,

Covington Catholic 10-4, Highlands 8-6, Scott 6-8, Dixie Heights 5-9. District 3: Newport 20-1, Brossart 13.5-7.5, Newport Central Catholic 11-3, Bellevue 9-5, Dayton 9-5. District 4: Walton-Verona 7-7, Lloyd 5.5-8.5, Holy Cross 4-10, St. Henry 2-12, Villa Madonna 2-12, Beechwood 1-13. Top averages: Spencer Caudle (Walton-Verona) 225.5, Zach Lawson (Scott) 213.25, Paul Hoeh (Newport) 206.5, Chris Fecher (Simon Kenton) 205.25, Jon Spears (Conner) 205, Tyler Losey (Campbell County) 200, Zac Dicken (Cooper) 197.75, Zach Day (Dixie) 195.5, A.J. Crone (SK) 193.25, Grant Boswell (Newport) 189.


District 1: Cooper 14-0, Boone

County 4-10, Ryle 4-10, Conner 212, Simon Kenton 2-12. District 2: Campbell County 14-0, Notre Dame 12-2, Scott 10-4, Dixie Heights 5-9, Highlands 3-11. District 3: Newport 17-4, Bishop Brossart 14-7, Dayton 11-3, NCC 68. District 4: Lloyd 10-4, St. Henry 77, Holy Cross 4-10, Villa Madonna 113, Beechwood 0-14. Top averages: Katlyn Hoeh (Newport) 197.67, Julie Ampfer (Campbell County) 192.75, Sara DeMoss (Campbell County) 182.25, Erica Biddle (Campbell County) 181.75, Megan Kindoll (Scott) 169.5, Alli Haggard (Conner) 163.5, Jordan Mastin (Scott) 161.75, Amanda Krebs (Boone) 159.25, Megan Scheper (Holy Cross) 156.25, Kelsey Hackman (NDA) 154.25, Rebecca Coleman (Dayton) 152.25.

Winstel records 600th win as NKU’s head coach Nancy Winstel recorded her 600th career win as Northern Kentucky University’s head coach Nov. 23 with a 71-59 victory against Georgetown. Casse Mogan scored 21 points and collected four steals for NKU, which improved to 3-2. Winstel now has


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639 career victories, including 600 wins on the Norse sideline in 28 years. Her 639 victories are fourth all-time in NCAA Division II history. Winstel also picked up 39 wins in three seasons as the head coach at Midway.

Ellen Holton added 12 points as NKU defeated Georgetown (4-4) for the sixth consecutive time. NKU is 151 all-time against Georgetown. NKU plays host to Wayne State (Mich.) 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27.

Eleby breaks record

Northern Kentucky University’s Malcolm Eleby was recently named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week in men’s basketball for the week of Nov. 22. Eleby, a 6-foot-3 senior guard from Philadelphia, Pa., set an NKU singlegame record by going 17-for17 from the free-throw line against Charleston (W.Va.) on Saturday, Nov. 20, in the John L. Griffin/Lions Club Classic. He finished with 21 points as NKU posted a 69-66 win against the Golden Eagles. Eleby was named the most outstanding player for NKU after averaging 20 points per contest in the two-day event. He scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead NKU to a 51-44 win against previously unbeaten Christian Brothers on Friday, Nov. 19. Dan Fleming owned the previous NKU singlegame record of consecutive makes from the line with 15 against IPFW on Jan. 19, 1981. Eleby’s 17 made free throws also tied the NKU record held by both Derek Fields and Brenden Stowers. For the season, Eleby leads NKU in scoring at 17.3 points and rebounding at 6.7 boards per contest. He is also shooting 93.3 percent from the free-throw line for the unbeaten (3-0) Norse.

NKU volleyball honor

Northern Kentucky University setter Jenna Schreiver has been named honorable mention All-Midwest Region by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Schreiver, a sophomore from Notre Dame Academy, finished No. 2 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference in assists per set (10.68) this season. She also directed the

NKU offense to a .250 hitting percentage, which topped the GLVC. NKU posted a 20-14 record and advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament this season. It also marked the 18th consecutive year the Norse reached the 20-win plateau.

The week at Campbell

The Campbell County wrestling team won all its matches in the Bryan Station Duals, Nov. 27. Campbell beat Western Hills (Ky.) 65-8, beat Danville 72-12, beat McCreary County 49-29, beat Franklin County 42-25 and beat Ohio County 49-30.

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Are the increased airport security measures, such as full body scans and more aggresive pat downs, too invasive? Why or why not? “Obviously the complainers have never experienced a colonoscopy, PAP smear, prostate exam or mammography. I find it much more invasive when I have to sit next to someone on the airplane who weighs 350 pounds or feels the need to fill my lungs with their second hand smoke in an outdoor public place. Life is full of unpleasant experiences. Get over it. Would you rather be sucked out the hole blown in the side of the plane? Having your body shredded to bits is very invasive.” F.S.D. “Too invasive? Are you kidding? I’m not getting on a plane with anyone who HASN’T been scanned or patted down. If you can’t endure some inconvenience and what you may think is an invasion of your ‘personal rights’ for the safety of everyone on a flight, then please just don’t fly. “TSA officials aren’t perverts looking for a quick thrill – they’re professionals doing an important job to keep us all safe from events like those leading up to the 9/11 tragedy. I can understand the pilots’ and flight attendants’ concerns over being exposed to whatever radiation levels are emitted by the scanners since they fly so often; however, I think a breathalyzer might be in order considering recent allegations of pilots flying drunk! ‘Nuff said.” M.M. “Yes, the airport security measures now used are too invasive and are also totally worthless. History will look back upon our airport security procedures, much the way we look back at the ‘duck and cover’ drills we used to practice to prepare for a nuclear attack from Russia.” J.J. “Absolutely. Travelers are being treated as if they were entering a maximum security prison – as prisoners. As a lawabiding citizen, I find it humiliating and degrading to be treated like a criminal just so that I can spend the weekend in Boston with friends. Both our right to privacy and to protection from unreasonable search are violated by these measures. Where is the probable cause? “And no, I do not believe these procedures are making me safer. Criminals will simply find a way to get around them.” E.S. “Yes they are too invasive. Ask yourself how many rights are you willing to let the government take away for the sake of ‘perceived saftey.’ We go through this nonsense as the price we pay for safe air travel. Really? I think 95 percent of these inspections are not needed. The profile of the airline attacker is narrow, concrete, uniquely definable and universally known. So why do we do it? To be politcally correct so we can’t be accused of profiling. Don’t Tread On Me or as it was stated recently; ‘Don’t touch my junk!’” K.S. “Are the new airport security measures a good or bad idea? What a tough question! All of this interest in security didn’t begin, of course, until terrorists began trying to cause chaos in the Western world in the ‘70s. We are being targeted by very determined, very






Next question If you could be any fictional character, whom would you be and why? Send your answer to “mshaw@nky. com” with Chatroom in the subject line. patient and very clever people who hate us, and believe there is nothing wrong with dying themselves in order to cause us harm. This enemy will continue to devise more subtle ways to get at us, even as we try to tighten up our defenses against them. I’m glad it isn’t my responsibility to devise effective counter-terrorism measures, because even one slip would have terrible consequences. Unlike other ideological differences, this one doesn’t seem to be clearly demarcated between the left and the right. As for me, I wouldn’t care how thoroughly the security folks searched me, but I can understand why some people (especially women) would be offended. Some intelligent critics argue that we should be doing more profiling than we now do. They say that it is silly to search an infant, for example. Guess what? It isn’t unreasonable to think that these terrorists might plant explosives in the personal effects or body of an innocent baby, or an older person. Whatever works, they’ll try. I am areluctantly in favor of the security procedures, because I don’t see an effective alternative, and the price we pay (invasion of our personal space) is worth it if we can avert the tragedies these people want to inflict on us.” B.B “Your question misses the point that these searches are merely a symptom of a broader issue. “I hope my life will end of ‘natural causes,’ but every day it is threatened by drunk drivers and gun owners (legal and illegal) to name but two. About every six weeks duis and guns kill the same number of people that died on 9/11. We accept this risk to our lives even though the math suggests they are far more likely to ‘get us’ than is a terrorist event. We don’t for example, insist that everyone be breathalyzed before they are allowed to turn on their car ignition. “The problem with airport security is that is highly reactive. For each new threat the terrorists make, we install a new check. Eventually the total costs of the checks could close down the industry if we continue on the current path. “America is at its greatest when it balances risks and benefits. When wagons rolled west, some people died. When we went to the moon, some people died. In neither case did these deaths stop the activity. For the friends and families of those concerned, these deaths are sad, even tragic, but they are an essential part of an adventurous human condition. History suggests that when a nation falls back to defending what it has, rather than reaching out to gain more, it’s days are numbered ( think Greece, Rome, European Empires of 17th 18th and 19th centuries). “We need a national debate on who we are as a nation. Older people will always be more protective and conservative as they have more to lose. Younger folks are more willing to risk for potential future reward. Somewhere in the middle there is a balance, but today we are far to skewed towards unattainable safety.” D.R.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Peace symbol poor choice

Noted with disdain in CCF Recorder, Nov. 18, 2010, page A7, a photo of eighth-grade students at our local Roman Catholic parochial elementary school, depicting children displaying the infamous “peace” sign, supporting a “United in Peace” theme for this school year. Peace as a political ideology, not bad; “peace sign” as its symbol, definitely very poor choice. Are doves still available? My immediate reaction was to recall the times I saw the “peace” sign displayed en masse, as in this photo. That was when our Vietnam military personnel were returning to the U.S.and were being spat upon and taunted with the “baby killer” shouts bysome of our citizens, signed and clothed with the “peace” sign. My younger brother didn’t go to Canada. He was inducted, served in the Mekong Delta in 1967 and passed away from the effects of Agent Orange, after years of horrific suffering, barely 65 years of age.



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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. Then I thought of the 1968 political convention riots in Chicago’s Grant Park, where thousands of “hippie” types, “peaceniks” and draft dodgers, sporting various forms of the “peace” sign, were locked in combat with police. I personally, as a US Army active duty soldier, witnessed tens of thousands of Communist party protesters marching through the main streets of London on May Day, 1961, an obvious affront to the Catholic Marian Day. Many Communist party supporters were connected with this so-called “peace” sign as they battled with the unarmed bobbies, using “peace sign” posters as weapons. Most are aware that this “peace” symbol originated con-

temporarily in England as part of the 1960s anti-nuclear demonstrations. This in the midst of defending the western world from the Russian Cold War. How patriotic! Some folks might recall that one of the original origins of this sign was a depiction of St. Peter being “peacefully” crucified upside down; check it out! I’ve seen print matter calling the peace sign “… the foot print of the American chicken.” No comment on another photo (same school) on page A11 dealing with “Water pollution.” D’oh! The Pew report has it nailed! Paul M. Stratman Cold Spring

Is education getting lost in the numbers? I’ll be the first to admit that school and I didn’t always get along. While I generally enjoyed learning about new subjects and topics, I didn’t particularly care for the assignments, homework and tests that came along with them. I often would get tests back and see I had completely screwed up something I understood, or that I carelessly overlooked the instructions in my hurry to finish the assignment (neither excuse was deemed legit by my parents). But in short, I felt sometimes tests didn’t always reflect what I really knew. This was on my mind in a recent school board meeting, where the state test results were unveiled in a slide show. Each slide contained numbers, graphs, percentages and benchmarks, all of which theoretically showed how each school performed. But it got me wondering...did these numbers have any real meaning? For instance, you’d think a high school’s graduation rate would be simple to ascertain. If a class has 100 seniors and 90 of them graduate, the rate should be 90 percent - right? Wrong. According to federal regulations for No Child Left Behind, if a student takes five years to gradu-

ate from high school, they’re considered a drop-out, even though they have a degree. It’s the same if a student passes away during the year. Even Jason if a student drops Brubaker out for a month, Community then returns to and graduRecorder school ates on time, Reporter they’re still counted as a dropout. Which means a class of 100 kids could have 100 graduates and one dropout. So if something that seems as straight-forward as graduation rates can become so convoluted, how can we fully trust the other numbers these tests reveal? If we’re not even sure how many kids actually graduated, then how in the world can we understand what it means when 78 percent of students score proficient in social studies? “I think the assessment process has gotten better, but there is no perfect way to measure learning,” admitted Erlanger/Elsmere Superintendent Kathy Burkhardt. “But we tell our teachers if they’re doing what they need to for our

students, the results will show up.” Having spent plenty of time in schools over the last five years, I’ve developed a ton of respect for teachers and administrators. They put in more hours than anyone knows because of their dedication to students. Their eyes light up when they talk to me about a student’s work. They deal with moody kids, demanding parents and strict guidelines passed down to them from people removed from the daily grind of a classroom. Yet somehow all of that can be reduced to a percentage through a test. I understand these tests are one way of assessing learning, and thus determining where education dollars are allocated. But to me, the real measure of learning isn’t a statistic. It’s about preparing students for the next step in their life. It’s about challenging them to reach their potential and giving them the resources to do so. It’s about improving the life of a child. And that’s something no number can measure. Jason Brubaker covers the communities of Erlanger, Elsmere, Villa Hills, Fort Mitchell,and Edgewood for The Community Recorder. He can be reached at or 859-578-1060.

Health care discussed in Frankfort Last week, I chaired meetings of the Medicaid Cost Containment Task Force in Frankfort. We heard testimony from the three Medical schools in Kentucky on how to increase the supply of primary care physicians in Kentucky since we have a severe shortage particularly in our rural areas. We also received testimony on the excessive number of prescriptions used by our Medicaid population. The average patient has 22 medical prescriptions per year. While some of these may not even be necessary some can lead to serious drug interactions that could cause death without proper oversight from a primary care physician. During the meeting another topic of discussion was the audit of the Louisville based Passport Health Plan that administers Kentucky’s Medicaid Health Plan in the central areas of the state. In the audit, the State Auditor found that Passport had billed the state for non-health related items. In

light of these findings, I am working with my colleagues in the Senate to make sure that Medicaid is helping the truly needy and that there is better oversight by the Governor’s administration so as to ensure that the funds go to the needs of the sick and disabled. On Wednesday, I attended the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare where a lengthy agenda touched on many topics including the Pediatric Abuse Head Trauma Pilot Project. This project came about as a result of House Bill 285 which I supported earlier this year. The program trains social workers, police officers, health care workers and others to look for signs of head trauma in young children in order to recognize and prevent further problems. It also promotes educating new parents that it is never OK to shake a baby and helps them meet the challenges of having a new baby. We also touched on the grow-

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ing epidemic of childhood obesity. For several sessions I have sponsored legislation to address this growing problem Sen. Katie by encouraging Stine more physical Community activity in Press guest schools. While the bill has passed the columnist Senate the House has not supported it. We also heard from the Kentucky Biotech Alliance on the many ways biotechnology helps improve Kentucky’s economy and quality of life every day. As always, please feel free to call me toll-free with any questions or comments at 1-800-3727181 or TTY 1-800-896-0305. You can also find us on the World Wide Web at Senator Katie Stine (R-Southgate) serves as the President Pro-Tem of the State Senate.



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Sister ‘sweetly’ honors brother’s memory

By Chris Mayhew


Jessica Kirst, who owns Cake Towne in Fort Thomas with her mother Donna Kirst, arranges one of the displays.

Mother, daughter bring sweet shop to Fort Thomas Since she was little growing up in Fort Thomas, Donna Kirst always wanted to open a sweets shop in the city. A few weeks ago, that dream came true when Donna and her daughter, Jessica Kirst, opened Cake Towne, a sweets and snack shop located at 911 North Fort Thomas Ave. “I’ve always loved making sweets,” Donna said. “If I had an extra minute, I’d be cooking and baking, and Jessica is the same way.” After owning a cafe in Alexandria for years, the Kirsts started a sign businesses, which they recently sold to start Cake Towne. “We’ve been open for three weeks and haven’t sat down yet,” Donna said. “We have been very wel-

comed in the city and business is going great.” Although the shop does have baked goods like cupcakes and muffins, Donna said they are not a bakery, they’re a sweets and snack shop. Along with the sweet stuff, the shop also offers coffee, bagels, soups and lunch options. “But, I’d say 90 percent of our business is the sweets,” Donna said. The shop, which is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, also takes pre-orders for specialty and holiday cakes and other items. For more about your community, visit

Convention center expansion sought A broad-based group of Northern Kentucky business, government and community leaders gathered Nov. 29 to pledge their support for the proposed expansion of the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington. The event at The Metropolitan Club in Covington was designed to reaffirm the community’s support for the proposed expansion before an audience that included members of the Kentucky General Assembly, including lawmakers from the Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus. Operators of the center are seeking $3 million in state funding for the initial planning of the $51-million expansion. The $3 million will pay for engineering, architectural and feasibility studies while allowing the center to perform routine maintenance and other work. “While the total project is




estimated at $51 million we should remember that if we get $3 million now, we can get the preliminary work necessary to keep the project moving forward,” said State Rep. Sal Santoro, R-Florence. The state-owned convention center is self-sustaining and since opening in 1998 has attracted more than 2,200 events that have had a $1 billion economic impact on the region. But due to space and other limitations center operators estimate they have lost 217,719 room nights that would have generated an additional $106 million in economic impact. “With numbers like these it is clear that an expansion of the convention center will pay for itself,” said Dan Fay, president of the Northern Kentucky Hotel and Lodging Association and chairman of the Regional Tourism Network.




Shelby Doyle, 12, of Silver Grove has honored her brother’s memory with the sweetness that comes with selling 1,107 boxes of Girl Scouts of America cookies. Doyle set out to sell more than 1,000 boxes to honor the memory of her older brother, Aaron, who died in 2007 at age 10 from a seizure and complications from Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, a deterioration of the brain’s protective membrane. “It took a lot of work, but it was worth it in the end,” said Shelby, a student at St. Philip School in Melbourne. “I think it was a great achievement personally speaking that shows, not only kids but adults too, that with a little hard work, motivation, and help from many kind people you can do anything.” Shelby, a member of Troop 1368, was one of 45 girls in the Kentucky Wilderness Road Council to sell 1,000 boxes. For that honor, she earned the right to place a brick on the “Cookie Lane” in the Girl Scouts Camp Judy Layne in Morgan County, Ky. Shelby’s brick was “In loving memory” of her brother Aaron. Shelby’s mother, Susan, said the Girl


Shelby Doyle, 12, of Silver Grove holds an engraved brick, in honor of her younger brother Aaron Doyle who died in 2007, for installation on the Girl Scouts of Kentucky Wilderness Road Council’s Cookie Lane in Morgan County in July 2010 for Shelby’s sale of more than 1,000 cookie boxes. Scouts surprised Shelby with a second brick so she could still put her name on it during a July ceremony. Susan said Shelby making her cookie sales in memory of her brother touched so many people that the members of her troop offered to give their sales to Shelby if she needed them, but it wasn’t necessary. “All of the girls in Shelby’s troop sold many boxes of cookies as well and in

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• Teen Writer’s Club 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 Lend writing and artistic abilities to the library’s comic book project. Ages 11-18. Registration required. • Christmas Candy Mak ing Class 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 Learn candy making tools and techniques from Nancy Snodgrass of Fantasy in Frosting. Adults. Registration required. • Teen Advisory Group 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7 Add ideas to future teen programming. Ages 12-18. Please register. • Adventure Club: Sea son’s Greetings 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 Come to the library to help spread holiday cheer by making holiday cards for friends, family and community. Ages 6-11. Registration required.


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• After-Hours Game Night 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 Go head-to-head in video games, cards and board games. Pizza and snacks provided. Ages 1218. Registration required. • Adventure Club: ArtReach presents The Fantastic Toy Shoppe 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 Experience the hustle and bustle of the holiday season as the owners of a small toy shop struggle to make ends meet. The kindness of the toy maker to a mysterious poor gentleman sparks a series of magical events. Ages 6-11. Registration required. • ‘Tween Wii 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7 Come to the library and play Wii games. Ages 8-13. Registration required. • A Wing and a Prayer: Angels in Our Midst 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7



Local angel enthusiast Andrew Modrall introduces the realm of angels this holiday season. Adults. No registration required. • Writing Group 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 Enhance skills by writing with other people and providing mutual support. Adults. No registration required.


• Cookies with Santa 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 Stop by between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., to have a picture taken with Santa and enjoy his favorite treat milk and cookies. All ages. No registration required. • Holiday Music with Chris Comer Trio 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 Celebrate the season with Chris Comer Trio for an afternoon of holiday music. No registration required. • Adventure Club: Make

a Gingerbread House 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7 Make an edible gingerbread house for Christmas. This program repeats at 7 p.m. during Pajama Time. Ages 6-11. No registration required. • Book Club 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7 A discussion of this month’s book “Elegance of a Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery. Visitors welcome. • Create a Resume with Microsoft Word 2007 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8 Learn how to utilize the built-in resume template of MS Word to create fast and easy resumes. Adults. Registration required. • DIY: Holiday Gifts 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 Make free gifts for friends and family. Ages 13-19. No registration required.


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out of their way to pass her goal onto their co-workers. The list of people Shelby wants to thank includes: Dennis Bass, Mike Bloomfield, Ronnie Schultz, Keith Rydell, St. Philip’s Monday Night Mens Group, Saturday Morning Eye Opener Group, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Emergency Department, the Campbell County Animal Shelter, Maverick Insurance Agency, St. Philip School, and Mick and Georgette Lyons.

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that same spirit of giving the troop donated their cookie money earned to the Campbell County Animal Shelter and to their school library at St. Philip,” Susan said. Susan said both she and Tina Verst, the other leader of the Girl Scout Troop 1368, are proud of the girls and their efforts. Susan said Shelby also wants to thank all the people who ordered cookies, especially people who went

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD tons, 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.

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ART CENTERS & MUSEUMS Flourish, 6-10 p.m., Passionate Arts Center, 31-33 W. Pike St., Gallery 31. View original artwork by established local artists: Cincinnati scenes, rivers and skylines, Mount Adams, Hocking Hills, Baker-Hunt, horses, portraits, functional and whimsical pottery, custom jewelry, hand-painted silks and artists’ reception. Includes live painting in adjacent studio space. Free. Registration required. 859-393-8358. Covington. ART EXHIBITS

First Friday Gallery Hop, 6-10 p.m., Covington Arts District, Madison Avenue, Pike Street and MainStrasse Village. Covington’s galleries, restaurants and other venues open late for original artwork viewing. Free. Through Dec. 2. 859-292-2322. Covington.


Joy to the World, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Drawbridge Inn Hotel, 2477 Royal Drive, London Hall. Dinner 7:30 p.m. Called and silent auctions and entertainment. Benefits The Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky. $60. Reservations required. 859-491-9191; Fort Mitchell.


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. 859-2616777; Covington.


Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, More than 25 interactive but-


Here Come the Mummies, 9 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Funk/R&B band. With Johnny Fink and the Intrusion. Doors open at 8 p.m. Members of group come on stage dressed in mummy attire. Ages 18 and up. $20. 800-745-3000; Covington.


Worldstars USA Talent Trials, 6-11:30 p.m., Dixie Heights High School, 3010 Dixie Highway, Auditorium. Preliminary competition leading to the Worldstars Nationals in Orlando. Registration covers up to six performances in acting, modeling, dance, singing, instrumental or variety. $175. 323-8771510; Edgewood. S A T U R D A Y, D E C . 4

HISTORIC SITES 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. Pet Photos with Santa, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.,Tuscany Model Home, 2116 Tuscanyview Drive, Pictures with Santa, raffles, door prizes and gift bags. Baked goods for humans and dogs. 859-431-5776. Covington.

available. Free hot cider or cocoa. Pet horses and donkey. $50 any size or variety. 859384-1547; 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.


Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12, free ages 1 and under. 859-261-7444; Newport.



Cathedral Concert Series, 3 p.m. Cathedral Basilica Bishop’s Choir; Dr. Robert Schaffer, director; Gregory Schaffer, organist., Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 1140 Madison Ave., Free, donations accepted. 859431-2060; Covington.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis, 10 a.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Costume contest details: Holiday themed costumes encouraged. Costume’s judged for creativity and uniqueness. Prizes given awards ceremony for best costume in adult, child and team categories. Prize for best adult costume: pair of airline tickets. Registration and Let’s Move Together Wellness Fair begin 8:30 a.m. 5K run/walk. Non-competitive free Toddler Trot and Kids Candy Cane Fun Run beginning 10:05 inside Convention Center. Santa on site for pictures. Awards ceremony follows. Benefits Arthritis Foundation. $30 with T-shirt, $25 ages 17 and under; $20, $25 ages 17 and under; After Dec. 1, registration fees increase by $5. Registration required, available online. 513-271-4545; www.2010CincinnatiJBR. Covington.


Holiday Hoopla, 7 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. 859-581-7625; Newport.


Business Showcase and Open House, 5-8 p.m., Nevada Building, 1049 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Food, shopping, networking and wine tasting. Purses, skin care, jewelry, Tupperware, crafts and more. Free; vendor booths, $40. 859-360-0600; Fort Thomas. Gifted: A Holiday Vendor Market, 1-5 p.m., Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St., Shopping with 15 direct sales vendors including Tupperware, Thirty One Gifts, Tastefully Simple, Just Jewelry, Pure Romance, Simply Fun, Willow House and Dove Chocolate Discoveries. Free. 859-4913942; Covington.


Holiday Expo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Villa Hills Civic Club, 729 Rogers Road, Holiday shopping with more than 12 vendors including Creative Memories, Discovery Toys, Tastefully Simple, Usborne Books and more. More info available at 513518-8814. Villa Hills.


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

$10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 859291-2300. Covington.


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Terrell Owens Celebrity Bowl, 7-11 p.m., Star Lanes on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Bowling event features open bar and food, raffles prizes, contests and silent and live auctions. With Cincinnati Bengals teammates. Benefits the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. $75. 305-534-710. Newport.

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. T H U R S D A Y, D E C . 9

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Christmas Gala, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Drinks, food and entertainment. Benefits Cincinnati Professional Organizations Committee. $50. Reservations required. 859-261-7444; Newport.


Land and Lights Holiday Tours, 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Ride the Ducks Newport, $15, $11 children. 859-815-1439; Newport.



The 17th annual Victorian Christmas Tour will be noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through Sunday, Dec. 4-5, with the second annual Victorian Christmas Tea held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Seven historic homes on East Row in Newport and the Gen. James Taylor Mansion will open their doors. The Victorian Christmas Tea will feature English tea with sandwiches, scones and cookies at a Queen Anne home. Tour tickets, $18, or $15, in advance, can be purchased at Kentucky Haus, 411 E. 10th St. Tickets to the Tea, $22, can be purchased at A portion of the proceeds benefit Echo Soup Kitchen, Holy Spirit Outreach Food Pantry and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Food Pantry. Call 859-261-4287. Pictured is a home from the 2009 tour.

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

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Making a list of the 12 fears of Christmas The “Twelve Days of Christmasâ€? sings of outlandish gifts: a partridge in a pear tree, three French hens, and even five golden rings. It sometimes seems the joyousness of past Christmases has mutated into “The Twelve Fears of Christmas.â€? Here they are. “On the first day of December, my ego brought to me ‌â€? 1. The fear of not meeting all expectations. “I’ll never get this shopping done, find the right gift, etc.â€? This is the fear of perfectionists. Remedy? Be human and know we all make mistakes, even in selecting gifts. If we can’t be human we’ll never have a good Christmas nor enjoy any other time of year. 2. The fear of spending too much money. We can control this fear unless we lack courage and common sense. Gifts needn’t always be something material. We

can write a heartfelt note telling another what he or she means to us. 3. The fear of not being happy enough. If we must ask “Am I happy enough?� we already know the answer, “No, I’m not!� Joy and happiness come spontaneously. Their best chance of arrival is when we forget checking our own happiness-dipstick and think of others. 4. The fear of personal disappointment. The one we hope to hear from, we fear we won’t. The reconciliation we hope to experience, we fear will not occur. We can be a better person by reaching out to others who might be waiting to hear from us. 5. The fear of dealing with painful nostalgia. Former happier Christmases, the fond memories with people who have died or left us, the efforts our parents went through to give us a good Christmas, etc. can stir poignant memo-

ries. We need not fear the nostalgic memories but rather consider them as part of the rich texture of our lives. 6. The fear of too much time with relatives. Being born or married into a family doesn’t automatically make us compatible or great friends. It’s understandable that contrasting personalities, unresolved sibling rivalries, and misunderstandings can bring contention to holiday gatherings. It calls for us to moderate our words and time together. 7. The fear of receiving a gift from someone we never gifted. There are many opportunities to practice humility, the rare virtue. A grateful note or phone call can express our appreciation and ease our embarrassment. But remember, the true nature of a “gift� is that it does not require a reciprocal payment, just gratitude. 8. The fear of not being sociable enough. There are

extroverts and introverts, people who have many outer-circle friends and people who have a few close-circle friends. “To they own self be true,� wrote Shakespeare. 9. The fear of feeling depressed. The darkness and cold, the apparent joy in other people’s faces, the music and meals together – they can create an image of communal happiness shared by everybody else but me. Don’t believe everything you imagine. Know you are not alone. In varying degrees we all deal with the same demons. 10. The fear of not making our kids happy. No one can “make� another happy. That comes when our children know we love and value them. Gifts are secondary. 11. The fear of loneliness. Who doesn’t feel this at times? As we grow truly wise we come to a point of recognizing “the insufficiency of all that is attainable� –

whether that insufficiency comes from peoFather Lou ple or things. Be grateful for those Guntzelman who do love Perspectives you. But the actual human heart is not symmetrical. It looks like a piece is missing. God has that part. Only when we return to God will we be loved completely. 12. The fear that we are missing the point. This is only applicable to us Christians because of our belief in the real meaning of Christmas. Yet, we have commercialized and made frenetic this feast of peace and love. As a result, yes, we can miss the point and feel empty. Some reflective solitude can help with this fear. 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.

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Beloved Virginia Bakery is back – in a cookbook Talk about perseverance. Glendale reader Cynthia Beischel is one determined woman. Cynthia is the force behind the long-awaited “Virginia Bakery Remembered” cookbook, which just hit the market this week. The book is collaboration between Cynthia, a loyal customer who started going to the bakery with her mother when Cynthia was a toddler, and Tom Thie, who is the last of the Thie family bakers. Virginia Bakery was a Cincinnati icon from 1927 to 2005. Located in Clifton, people came from miles around on a weekly basis to buy the bakery’s fromscratch breads, tea cookies, pies, coffeecakes and, of course, its famous schnecken. Perhaps it’s the schnecken that’s most associated with this bakery, and for good reason. The schnecken, made with love and pride, was the recipe brought from Germany, and from the first day they sold it until the doors closed in 2005, it was the


schnecken t h a t inspired folks to wait in lines so long they snaked the Rita around e n t i r e Heikenfeld block of Rita’s kitchen the bakery. Cynthia wanted to preserve the bakery’s history, along with having their recipes to share, and she convinced Tom to partner in writing the book. Tom did all the baking at his home in a regular, not a commercial, oven. He reworked the recipes for the home cook, so you will have success the first time out. Cynthia did all the coordinating of the recipes, the day-to-day writing of the book, and it was Cynthia who sought out a publisher. As Tom told me “Cynthia and I are really proud of this book, and I’m glad she kept at me to write it. Without Cynthia’s prodding, the recipes and, as important, the history of the bakery

and my family would be lost.” Cynthia said that it was the quality of their products that stood out and which she wanted to preserve. “I’ve never found anything that tasted just like the cinnamon crumb cake or their white bread,” she told me. I so enjoyed reading the book, for the rich family history and stories connected to the recipes. That’s what makes this book special: it’s about pride, history and the genuine desire to please through the gift of food.

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I would have loved to share the schnecken recipe but am unable to, due to its propriety nature. Busken Bakery now makes the schnecken for Virginia Bakery, following Tom’s recipe and technique. The schnecken recipe is in the book. And so is this recipe for nest cookies. I love these little tea cookies. Vary the colors, icing and toppings to suit your fancy.


⁄4 cup sugar ⁄4 teaspoon salt 3 ⁄4 cup shortening 1 ⁄2 cup butter 1 egg 1 ⁄2 teaspoon vanilla 31⁄4 cups winter flour (All purpose flour will work if you can’t find winter.) Additional ingredients needed: your choice of chopped nuts or decorettes, and icing. 1

Place parchment paper on baking sheets. Follow basic creaming method: Cream sugar, salt, shortening and butter. Add egg and vanilla. Scrape bowl and cream. Add flour and mix just until combined. Do not refrigerate dough before rolling in coatings. Put your choice of coating (chopped nuts, other times multi-colored nonpareils or chocolate Jimmies) in a glass baking dish. Take a handful of dough and roll into a cylinder about 11⁄2-inch in diameter. Roll the dough in the baking dish to coat the outside of the cylinder. You may need to press slightly. Keep the cylinder round.

Place the dough cylinders on a parchment lined baking sheet and refrigerate until firm. Cut the chilled cookie dough in 1⁄2-inch slices and lay on their sides (so the coating is around the outside rims) about 1-inch apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Stagger the rows to allow for more cookies. Pan all the cookies and then go back and press your thumb in the center of each cookie to form a “nest” to hold the icing after baking. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place baking sheet on upper rack and bake for approximately eight minutes until just brown around the edges. After the cookies cool, put a dot of colored icing or chocolate in the center. Recipe makes six dozen cookies.

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Cynthia Beischel and Tom Thie will be signing “Virginia Bakery Remembered”: • Dec. 3 at Keller’s IGA (Clifton) 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. • Dec. 4 at The Bookshelf (Madiera) 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. • Dec. 7 at Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Norwood) 7 p.m. • Dec. 9 at Clifton Cultural Arts Center 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. • Feb. 8 at the Monfort Heights Library 6:30 p.m. 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.


River Monsters collect Pennies for a Purpose The Northern Kentucky River Monsters indoor football organization will be collecting pennies to serve the Northern Kentucky community with “Pennies for a Purpose.” The organization is holding a contest between the local schools with the school collecting the most money winning a River Monsters prize package that includes tickets for the inaugural game and the chance for a student to deliver the game ball. All proceeds collected through “Pennies for a Purpose” will go to the Brighton Center. The prize package can be used as a fund raiser for the local

school. The mission of Brighton Center, Inc. is to create opportunities for individuals and families to reach selfsufficiency through family support services, education and leadership throughout the communities of Northern Kentucky. We will achieve this mission by creating an environment which rewards excellence and innovation, encourages mutual respect and maximizes resources. “Pennies for a Purpose” starts immediately and will conclude on Dec. 10, in which time the monies can be brought to the River Monsters offices located at the Bank of Kentucky Cen-

Research is showing that the adolescent brain is more vulnerable, so a more conservative approach is good. The loss of consciousness as a standard goes back 20 years, but has been shown to be a poor predictor when it comes to diagnosing a concussion. There are other symptoms that are much more subtle, including headache, memory loss, nausea, or a dazed feeling. After a kid has taken a hard hit in a football game, known as a bell-ringer, he may be unable to remember the score, or what play he was running. Some symptoms may go away during the game or shortly after the game. But


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Webelos Boy Scout Pack 75 of Alexandria will be host an aluminum products and aluminum can drive from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Ameristop in Alexandria. Funds raised from the collection will go towards the purchase of uniforms and new books for the Webelos.


The Northern Kentucky River Monsters indoor football organization will be collecting pennies to serve the Northern Kentucky community with “Pennies for a Purpose.” ter on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. Team representatives will count the money and announce the winner during the following week.

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New rules on concussions coming From professional sports to youth leagues, an important discussion is taking place over concussions. New rules on the high school level are being Dr. implemented Matthew and considacross DesJardins ered the nation. Community In Kentucky, Recorder changes are guest being studied the Kencolumnist by tucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA). Language for the new rules has been suggested by the National Federation of State High School Associations Football Rules Committee. Under the previous rules, an official was required to remove a player from a game if the player had become “unconscious or apparently unconscious.” That player then had to be evaluated by a medial processional before reentering the game. Under the new language, any athlete that shows signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion is to be removed from the field of play by the official. It is not the responsibility of the official or the coach to make a diagnosis of a concussion. In the state of Kentucky, only an M.D. (medical doctor,) D.O. (doctor of osteopathy,) ARNP (advanced registered nurse practioner,) PA (physician assistant,) or ATC (certified athletic trainer) can diagnose a concussion. Once the diagnosis is made, the player may not return to play that day. In our state only an M.D. or D.O. may release a concussed player back to sport once he or she has recovered. This is a big change, and clearly an approach that is more conservative because we are dealing with kids and the entire focus of the discussion is the safety of the player.

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signs can emerge a few days later indicating that the player may have a concussion. Are they walking funny? Are they up and down emotionally? Are they a little dazed, a little bit off in their thinking and their motor skills? Those are all subtle signs that the player might have a concussion. It is important to watch for these symptoms. A kid may appear to be OK after taking a hard hit in a game, and be ready to play the next week, but that player still might have a concussion. We are starting to see the use of commercially available computer testing that establishes a player’s baseline. At the beginning of the

season, the athlete’s cognitive skills, such as memory, processing speed, and complex shape recognition are tested. If that player is showing signs of a concussion, they can be retested and matched up against their original baseline. It can help guide a return to play decision making by the physician. Some kids do appear to be more prone to head injuries, and there is a cumulative effect of concussions. So this new emphasis is best for the safety of the players. Dr. Matthew DesJardins specializes in non-surgical sports injuries at Edgewood-based Commonwealth Orthopaedics.



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NOTICE OF SECOND READING AND SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE The Campbell County Fiscal Court, at a meeting to be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. at the Campbell County Administration Building, Fiscal Court Chambers, 1098 Monmouth Street, in Newport, Kentucky 41072, proposes to give second reading to, and enact, the following ordinance: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING 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, IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $1,675,000, THE PROCEEDS OF WHICH SHALL BE LOANED TO MAIN STREET BAPTIST CHURCH OF ALEXANDRIA, KY., INC. TO REFUND OUTSTANDING OBLIGATIONS ORIGINALLY ISSUED TO FINANCE AND REFINANCE THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, INSTALLATION AND EQUIPPING OF FACILITIES SUITABLE FOR USE IN FURTHERANCE OF THE EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES OF MAIN STREET BAPTIST CHURCH OF ALEXANDRIA, KY., INC. AND LOCATED WITHIN THE COUNTY OF CAMPBELL, KENTUCKY; PROVIDING FOR THE PLEDGE OF REVENUES FOR THE PAYMENT OF SUCH BONDS; AUTHORIZING A LOAN AGREEMENT APPROPRIATE FOR THE PROTECTION AND DISPOSITION OF SUCH REVENUES AND TO FURTHER SECURE SUCH BONDS; AUTHORIZING A BOND PURCHASE AGREEMENT, TAX REGULATORY AGREEMENT, MORTGAGE AND ASSIGNMENTS; AND AUTHORIZING OTHER ACTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH BONDS. This Ordinance (the "Ordinance") authorizes the issuance of Industrial Building Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2010 (Main Street Baptist Church of Alexandria, Ky., Inc. Project), in the aggregate principal amount of $1,675,000 to finance a loan to Main Street Baptist Church of Alexandria, Ky., Inc., a Kentucky nonprofit corporation (the "Borrower"), to refund outstanding industrial building revenue bonds initially issued to finance and refinance the costs of the acquisition, construction and equipping of new educational facilities used in furtherance of the educational purposes of the Borrower within the boundaries of the Campbell County, Kentucky. This Ordinance also authorizes the execution on behalf of the County of the various financing documents involved in the transaction, including the Loan Agreement, the Bond Purchase Agreement, the Mortgage, an Assignment and a Tax Regulatory Agreement in substantially the forms submitted to the Fiscal Court. A copy of the Ordinance and of the form of the basic documents for such transaction are on file in the office of the Fiscal Court Clerk. The Bonds are to be retired from the loan payments to be made by Main Street Baptist Church of Alexandria, Ky., Inc. pursuant to a Loan Agreement and, PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 103.200 TO 103.285 OF THE KENTUCKY REVISED STATUTES, THE BONDS DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN INDEBTEDNESS OF THE COUNTY OF CAMPBELL, KENTUCKY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY. The Fiscal Court Clerk of the County of Campbell hereby certifies that the above summary is true and correct and written in a way calculated to inform the public of its content. Full text of the above Ordinance is available in the Fiscal Court Clerk of the County of Campbell, Kentucky, at the Campbell County Administration Building, 1098 Monmouth Street, in Newport, Kentucky 41072. /s/ Paula Spicer Fiscal Court Clerk County of Campbell, Kentucky


LEGAL NOTICE The Campbell County Fiscal Court, at a regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. at the Campbell County Fiscal Court Offices, 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, 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-12-10 AN ORDINANCE OF THE FISCAL COURT OF THE COUNTY OF CAMPBELL, COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, PROHIBITING SMOKING IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS, ESTABLISH MENTS IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS, AND PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT. The full text of Ordinance O-12-10 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-12-10. Paula K. Spicer Fiscal Court Clerk 1001607478


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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 CITY OF COLD SPRING ORDINANCE NO. 10-972 AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO THE COLD SPRING COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AS ADOPTED BY THE COLD SPRING PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION WHEREAS, the Cold Spring Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing to gather information, and after reviewing all public input voted to approve amend, modify certain language and then re-adopt the 2005 Cold Spring Comprehensive Plan. WHEREAS, the Statement of Goals and Objectives is included in said re-adoption, as well as all other parts of the 2005 Comprehensive Plan, with the exception of the Exhibits set forth herein. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF COLD SPRING, COUNTY OF CAMPBELL, COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY: Section I That the Cold Spring City Council hereby adopts the amendments and re-adopts the 2005 Cold Spring Comprehensive Plan as adopted by the Cold Spring Planning and Zoning Commission, with the changes set forth hereto as Exhibits A and B which are incorporated by reference herein, on the following bases: 1, Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) Chapter 100 requires the planning commission of each planning unit to prepare a comprehensive plan. KRS Chapter 100 requires that at least once every five years, the commission amend or readopt the plan elements. The 2000 Cold Spring Comprehensive Plan was last adopted by the Cold Spring Planning Commission in September 2005. 2. Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 100.187 states that the Comprehensive Plan shall contain as a minimum the following elements: (1) a statement of goals and objectives to act as a guide for the preparation of the remaining elements of the plan; (2) a land use plan element; (3) a transportation plan element; and (4) a community facilities element. 3. KRS 100.197(1) states that the comprehen sive plan elements, and their research basis, shall be reviewed from time to time in light of social, economic, technical, and physical advancements or changes. At least once every five (5) years, the commission shall amend or readopt the plan elements. It shall not be necessary to conduct a comprehensive review of the research done at the time of the original adoption pursuant to KRS 100.197, when the commission finds that the original research is still valid. The amendment or re-adoption shall occur only after a public hearing before the planning commission.

Rehearsing a scene from “Dorothy Meets Alice” are Alison Galbraith, CJ Bathiany and Libbie Sparks.

Players present ‘Dorothy meets Alice’ Village Players of Fort Thomas will present its 2010 children’s show, “Dorothy Meets Alice (or the Wizard of Wonderland)” by Joseph Robinette, Dec. 312. The production features 13 young, local actors playing familiar characters in a new, comedic light.

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“Dorothy Meets Alice” is providing that opportunity for a talented cast of young people, anchored by Lisa Tippett, the acting producer for Camp Ernst Middle School and one of the show’s two adult actors. A self-proclaimed 30-year veteran (she began at age 5), Tippett will play the Red Queen. “I get to play the villain!” said Tippett. “Who wouldn’t love to be ‘allowed’ to be rotten?” Tippett said she is also enjoying the experience of being cast alongside three of her four children. “We’re making memories that will last a lifetime.” “Dorothy Meets Alice” follows two of literature’s most unforgettable young ladies as they get mixed up together in a magical meeting producing hilarious results. Audiences will enjoy a new perspective on such beloved characters as the Cowardly Lion, the White Rabbit, the Tin Man, the Mad Hatter, the Dormouse, the Red Queen and the Wicked Witch. “Dorothy Meets Alice” will be staged Dec. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 at the Village Players theater, 8 N. Fort Thomas Ave., in the lower level of the Fort Thomas Woman’s Club. Tickets are $8. Reservations are recommended, but remaining tickets are sold at the door.

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“I hope that audiences find the ‘mashing’ of these two stories fascinating and funny. It’s definitely a show for adults as well as kids,” said director Kate Brockmeier. An NKU student studying technical theatre, Brockmeier got her start at Woodfill Elementary in Fort Thomas. “My first role was the elephant in the musical ‘It’s a Jungle Out There.’” Igniting a passion for theater at an early age—for performers and audience members alike—is the driving force behind the Village Players annual children’s show. “Theater was so important to me growing up,” says Brockmeier, who continued her involvement in drama at Highlands Middle and High Schools. “I wanted to give back that same opportunity.”

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Third annual Winter Wonderland North Pointe Elementary 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the school, 875 N. Bend Road, Hebron. Holiday crafts and vendors and a silent auction. The NP chorus will perform at 10:30 a.m. Free admission. All proceeds benefit NP PTA.

Fifth annual Dixie Heights Craft Show

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Dixie Heights High School in the gymnasium, 3010 Dixie Highway, Edgewood. More than 100 crafters and vendors, a themed basket raffle, bake sale and concessions. All proceeds benefit the marching band. Admission is $3, seniors and ages 12 and under are free. For more information contact Cindy Benken at 859-341-9311 or visit

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Chamber offers ‘A Fabulous Thank You’ Green thumb

The Southgate Park and Tree Board announced the winner of its October Green Thumb award, Kim Turner’s home at 137 Havard Place in Southgate.


BUSINESS UPDATE CDS promotes three employees

CDS has promoted three of its employees in its Florence office: James M. Shumate to Kentucky office manager; Frank W. Twehues to project manager; and Martin Hellmann to project engineer. Shumate is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in civil engineering and has more than 21 years of experience in a wide variety of markets including governmental, corporate, institutional and hospitality. He is a registered engineer in Ohio and Kentucky and a registered professional land surveyor in Kentucky. Shumate responsibilities include business development, client care, project management and management of Kentucky office staff.

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Net proceeds of the Bonds will be used by the City of Bellevue, Kentucky, for the purpose of currently refunding the City of Bellevue, Kentucky General Obligation Public Project Bonds, Series 2002B, in the original par amount of $2,555,000 (the "Prior Bonds"). The net proceeds from the Prior Bonds were used to (i) provide financing for retiring at maturity the City’s outstanding General Obligation Public Project Bond Anticipation Notes (Port Bellevue Project), Series 2001 (the "Prior Notes"), originally issued to acquire real estate and to construct and install various improvements to and around such real estate including clearing, grading and retaining improvements, water system improvements, storm sewer system improvements, sanitary sewer system improvements, paving improvements and landscaping improvements, and (ii) pay certain costs related to the issuance of the Prior Bonds. The Bonds are being issued pursuant to KRS § 66.480. In compliance with § 159 of the Constitution of Kentucky and Kentucky Revised Statutes and for the purpose of providing funds required to pay the interest on the Bonds when due, the Ordinance authorizes the levy upon all of the taxable property in The City of Bellevue, Kentucky each year as long as any of the Bonds are outstanding, a direct annual tax sufficient, to the extent other lawful available monies of City are not provided for that purpose. The City has covenant to levy and collect each year, that the Bonds remain outstanding, a tax in an amount sufficient to provide for the full payment of the principal of and interest thereon provided, however, that said tax will be levy only to the extent that the facility revenues, or other revenues received from taxes or other sources, are not sufficient to provide for the full payment of the accruing interest and maturing principal on the Bonds each year. This Summary has been prepared by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Lexington, Kentucky, Bond Counsel to the City of Bellevue, Kentucky, Kentucky.



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Incidents/investigations Fourth degree assault

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Anthony G. Malas, 26, 8876 Licking Pike, warrant, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at Licking Pike, Nov. 12. Krystal H. Ward, 20, 1359 Lickert Road, warrant at Alexandria Pike and Ky. 709, Nov. 14. Amie M. Colonel, 33, 76 Schonardt St., warrant at U.S. 27 and Kenton Station, Nov. 12. Marjorie B. Ison, 47, 6902 East Alexandria Pike, third degree possession of controlled substance drug unspecified, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, prescription controlled substance not in proper container - first offense at 6902 East Alexandria Pike, Nov. 16. Ian N. Martin, 26, 214 W. 2nd St., alcohol intoxication in a public place - first and second offense, second degree disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at Ky. 8 and Ky. 1998, Nov. 18. Steven Lee Snowden, 38, unknown,


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Report of man slapped woman in face at 8321 E. Main St., Nov. 3.

Bradley Ernst, 19, 55 Indiana Ave., second degree possession of a controlled substance, warrant at 950 Highland Ave., Nov. 19. Danny O’Connell, 55, 1000 South Fort Thomas Ave., warrant at 1000 South Fort Thomas Ave., Nov. 20. Randall Legner Jr., 21, 1041 Rocky View Drive, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, failure to maintain insurance, reckless driving at 600 Mary Ingles highway, Nov. 22. William Asher, 57, 5697 Marathon Edenton Road, second degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana at I-471, Nov. 22.



failure to comply with sex offender registry at 318 Elm St., Nov. 18. Richard A. Straus III, 32, 701 Brant Court, violation of Kentucky epo/dvo at 5619 Dodsworth Lane, Nov. 21. Jennifer M. Rardin, 30, unknown, failure to comply with sex offender registry at 122 W. 13th St., Nov. 16. Donald John Berkemeier, 34, 505 Isabella St., Apt.104, failure to comply with sex offender registry, warrant at 505 Isabella St., apartment 104, Nov. 16. Gregory L. Sydnor Jr., 22, 407 Dickerson Lane, warrant at U.S. 27 and Race Track Road, Nov. 19. James Hughes, 49, 1470 Hwy. 77, PO Box 303, DUI - first offense at U.S. 27 and Nagel Road, Nov. 20. John T. Flaugher, 37, 498 Perkins Ridge Road, DUI - second degree

- aggravated circumstances, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle prohibited, leaving scene of an accident at 6302 Licking Pike, Nov. 20. Chantal E. Nunnlly, 31, 539 W. McMicken Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place - first and second offense, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle at Ky. 9 and Upper Lick Branch, Nov. 20. Thomas E. Eten, 26, 817 Kenton Station Road, warrant at 817 Kenton Station Road, Nov. 22.

Incidents/investigations Animal complaint

Report of person shot dog on property unleashed in area of Four Mile Road after dog growled and jumped toward the man at 5659 Four Mile Road, Nov. 17.

Civil issue regarding property line

Report of dispute over property line at 5521 Owl Creek, Nov. 22.

Failure to comply with sex offender registry

Report of Thomas Jerauld, registered on state offender registry 9-152010 was not living at location

Nov. 19.

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. and warrant filed for his arrest at 5th and Columbia St., Nov. 17. Report of Robert Fite registered state offender on 9-28-2010 not living at address at 1039 Washington St., Nov. 16.

Found property

Report of unknown subjects placed hand rolled cigarette with green leafy substance and cigar left behind bush at 10188 Licking Pike, Nov. 12.

Fourth degree assault domestic

Reported at Four Mile Pike, Nov. 19.

Second degree burglary

Report of door kicked in and computer and jewelry taken at 9820 Persimmon Grove, Nov. 16. Report of door kicked in and house ransacked at 13927 Peach Grove,

Second degree criminal mischief Report of man punched and damaged car - breaking windshield at 956 Kenton Station Road, Nov. 20.

Theft by unlawful taking

Report of license plate taken off car at 1904 Grandview, Nov. 12. Report of jewelry taken from residence at 1190 Rosebud Court, Nov. 13. Report of jewelry and prescription medication taken at 4464 Winters Lane, Nov. 14. Report of bales of hay taken at 10235 Persimmon Grove Pike, Nov. 14. Report of theft of box trailer from front yard at 12031 Burns Road, Nov. 15. Report of wooden dog box taken from barn at 13815 Hissem Road, Nov. 16.

Third degree terroristic threatening

Report of man threatened to kill another man over phone at 11323 Burns Road, Nov. 12.

Verbal domestic

Reported at Terrace Court, Nov. 16. Reported at Flag Springs Pike, Nov. 17.

DEATHS Luella Studer Bertram

Luella R. Studer Bertram, 78, of Cold Spring, died Nov. 18, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a member of St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring, past president of the St. Joseph Mothers Club and a secretary of St. Joseph Senior Club. Survivors include her husband, William Bertram; sons, Bill Bertram of Fort Thomas, Dan Bertram of Cold Spring and Jeff Bertram of California; daughter, Jayne Lickert of Alexandria; brothers, John Studer and Whitey Studer, both of Highland Heights; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 or Bishop Brossart High School, 4 Grove St., Alexandria, KY 41001.

James W. Brown

James W. Brown, 83, of Highland Heights, died Nov. 20, 2010, St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He worked in human resources for several local companies, retired from the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, supported the National Rifle Association, was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association. Survivors include his wife, Alice Mae VanVelzel Brown; sister, Ruth Nolan of Anchorage, Ky.; and sisterin-law, Janet VanVelzel of Lakeland, Fla. Burial was at Forest Lawn

Memorial Park in Erlanger. Memorials: Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250; St. Elizabeth Hospice, St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation, 1 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017; or charity of choice.

both of Dry Ridge; sister, Greta Rymer of Mt. Orab, Ohio; brothers, Ronald Wilson and Archie Wilson, both of Williamsburg, Ohio, and Rick Wilson of Corbin; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Memorials: American Diabetes Association.

Mae Gilley

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Mae Gilley, 90, of Newport, died Nov. 25, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She formerly worked at Mills Restaurant in Cincinnati. Survivors include her son, James Arvel Gilley; and two grandchildren. Burial was at Peach Grove Cemetery.

Ruth Ann Hamilton

Ruth Ann Hamilton, 70, of Williamstown, died Nov. 20, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a retired maintenance supervisor for the Dry Ridge Outlet Mall, former cook and waitress for the Boone Inn in Walton and the B & E Restaurant in Crittenden and a member of the Williamstown Church of God. Her former husband, Robert Deck, and second husband, Thomas J. Hamilton, died previously. Survivors include daughters, Martha Bass of Williamstown and Amiee Duran of Conyers, Ga.; sons, Robert F. Deck of Independence, Timothy L. Deck of Bellevue, Joseph K. Deck of Morning View and Keith A. Deck and Eric M. Iles,

Ellis Daniel “Dan” Huneycutt Jr., 62, of Morning View, died Nov. 27, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a former heavy-equipment operator for Glaza Construction and enjoyed drag racing and working on cars. Survivors include his daughter, Christina Breeden of Morning View; son, Nathan Huneycutt of Independence; parents, Ellis D. Huneycutt Sr. and Lavern Huneycutt of Morning View; sisters, Dinah Burkey and Karan Huneycutt of Morning View and Lynn Hale of Taylor Mill; brother, James David Huneycutt of Morning View; and nine grandchildren. Interment was at Independence Cemetery. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice.

Bernice E. Muench

Bernice E. Muench, 86, of Cold Spring, died Nov. 24, 2010. She was a member of St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring and retired from Western Union as an operator. Survivors include her brother, Ray Muench; and sister, Helen Armenti. Burial was at St. Stephens Cemetery in Fort Thomas.

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Joseph Elliott Rogers

Joseph Elliott Rogers, 94, of Highland Heights, died Nov. 18, 2010, at Highland Spring of Fort Thomas. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, retired assistant vice president of Provident Bank, a member of Alexandria United Methodist Church, past master of Fort Thomas Lodge No. 808 and past patron of Fort Thomas Order of the Eastern Star No. 269. His former wife, Ruth Fisher Rogers, and son Wayne Rogers died previously. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Elizabeth Rogers of Highland Heights; daughter, Jo Ann Weaver of Richmond; sisters, Mildred Teatsorth of Detroit, Mich., and Martha Wagers of Saint Joseph, Mo.; five

grandchildren; and nine greatgrandchildren. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: Alexandria United Methodist Church, 8286 W. Main St., Alexandria, KY 41001.

Wilma Jean South

Wilma Jean South, 69, of Grants Lick, died Nov. 22, 2010, at her home. She was a retired Campbell County School bus driver and a member of the Plum Creek Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, John South; son, Randy South; daughters, Sherry Schwartz and Billie FitzGerald; brother, Herschell Watts; sisters, Sue Stamper, Judy Mullins, Carol Schayler, Irene Hattox and Alice Slaybough; and one grandchild. Burial was at Plum Creek Christian Church Cemetery.

Esther ‘Peggy’ Williams

Esther “Peggy” Williams, 87, of Dayton, died Nov. 18, 2010, at her residence. She worked at Kroger and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Her husband, Ralph Williams, died previously. Survivors include sons, Jerry Williams of Dayton, Tom Williams of Friendswood, Texas, Don Williams of Florence and Tim Williams of Sarasota, Fla.; brothers, Douglas Cooper and Whitford Cooper; sisters, Susan Bain and Faye Celli; 22

grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Memorial Service will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorials: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 522 Cincinnati Mills Road, Suite C281, Cincinnati, OH 45240.

Alice T. Zembrodt

Alice T. Murray Zembrodt, 82, of Taylor Mill, died Nov. 26, 2010, at her home. She was a retired registered nurse in the Pediatric Unit with St. Elizabeth Health Care and a member of St. Anthony Church in Taylor Mill and St. Elizabeth School of Nursing Alumni. Her husband, William “Bill” John Zembrodt, died previously. Survivors include daughters, Marcy Collett of Park Hills, Kay Maynard of Erlanger and Julie Wagner of Louisville; sons, William Zembrodt of New Richmond, Ohio, John Zembrodt of Alexandria and Mark Zembrodt of Covington; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Interment was in St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Ashlei Zembrodt Memorial, c/o Children’s Hospital, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229 and/or Redwood School & Rehabilitation Center, 71 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 and/or Mackenzie Schmitt Memorial, c/o South Bend Memorial Hospital, 615 North Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46601.

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CAVA celebrates MVP graduates recognized expert in the field of volunteer management. MVP was created in 1981 by the United Way’s Voluntary Action Center and CAVA now sponsors this series. Participants learn about the role of the volunteer coordinator, the importance of planning needed in an volunteer program, the varieties of motivation and recruitment, record keeping, interviewing and other retention elements, working with groups and how to be a leader while doing all of this. In addition to complet-

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