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Kenton officials take office Regan Coomer

Preschool success

St. Joseph School in Crescent Springs launched a preschool program for 3- and 4-year-olds this past August to great success. Halfway through the program has proved its worth, said Principal Cathy Stover. And the future of the program looks even better, as there are hopes for more classes, and division of ages next year already. SCHOOLS, A3

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Recovery International, which offers weekly support groups for persons dealing with mental health issues, hosts a weekly group at Lakeside Immanuel Methodist Church, 2551 Dixie Highway. Groups are free to the public and peer-operated. For more information, call 513-3796233.

Resolution time

Be it wanting to tighten the belt or the wallet, perhaps start a new hobbie, or just learn something new, there are multiple outlets in Kenton County to help you reach that New Year’s resolution before it fades to a distant memory. Read our life cover this week on just a few options as to what to do in 2011. LIFE, B1

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Kenton County’s incoming officials, including Judge-executive Steve Arlinghaus, were sworn into office Sunday Jan. 2 at Notre Dame Academy. Many officials’ loved ones showed their support by holding the Bible officials swore by. After the ceremony, Arlinghaus shared his plans for 2011, including discussions about a possible 911 dispatch merger not only county-wide, but also regionwide. “It’s a monumental task in and of itself, but if you start early on it with four years to go, there’s no reason why we can’t accomplish that,” Arlinghaus said. Arlinghaus said he has already met with Boone County Judgeexecutive Gary Moore and Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery to discuss 911 dispatch. Another meeting with the three judge-executives and their staff members has been scheduled for mid to late January, Arlinghaus said. “We will actively pursue an agenda to get something started with 911 dispatch,” he said.


Kenton County Judge-executive Steve Arlinghaus takes the oath of office Jan. 2. Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Wil Schroder (far left), Arlinghaus' first cousin, administered the oath, while his wife Cathy (center) held the Bible. Other officials sworn into office were the fiscal court, the county attorney, county jailer, county clerk and county sheriff. In 2011, County Jailer Terry Carl hopes to add more programs for female prisoners, County Clerk Gabrielle Summe wants a more user-friendly clerk’s office within

six months and political newcomer and Kenton County Commissioner Beth Sewell plans to listen to the will of the voters. “I think the voters sent a clear message, not only to Kenton County but across the state and country, that they want to see government change the way it

does business,” she said. “The primary thing is costing voters less money. As a fiscal court, we need to begin to acknowledge that by establishing goals and starting to work towards that.” For more Kenton County news go to

Two people sought after one leaves The city of Fort Mitchell hopes to fill the police chief and city administrator positions as soon as possible, both of which are currently vacant following the departure of Steve Hensley. Hensley, who is now the Kenton County Homeland Security director, had been filling both positions for the city before stepping down on Dec. 31. “We’re certainly going to miss Steve because he did a lot of great things for the city,” said Mayor Chris Wiest. “But this does present two openings that we’d like to fill as soon as we can, and that’s what

our focus is now.” According to Wiest, a big factor in the hiring process of the next city administrator would be determining if the position should be a full-time or part-time one. Since Hensley split duties, he was technically a part-time city administrator, but the council agreed he put in what likely amounted to full-time hours. “I don’t think that’s a part-time position when you look at all the work that goes into it,” said council member Dave Stoeckle. After a brief discussion, Wiest said the city would advertise the position as both, and would make

a final determination after judging the candidate responses and interview process. “I just don’t want to tie our hands until we start meeting with potential candidates and getting further into the process,” explained Wiest, adding that he hopes to have the position filled by mid-March. Wiest also said he didn’t plan to appoint an interim police chief unless the search for a replacement drags on or problems arise in the department, despite Sgt. Tom Loos and Stoeckle both saying they felt an interim chief should be named to keep the

department’s chain of command in order. “If something comes up where there’s a problem, then we can step in and do that,” said Wiest. “But I think we should be fine right now, and hopefully we’ll have someone to fill the position soon.” The council agreed to enlist the help of the Northern Kentucky Area Development District in advertising the openings, and approved the spending of up to $3,000 to help with the process. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the council will be Monday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m.

Edgewood store hits the ground running

Jason Brubaker

Cameron Simoneau knows what makes a good runner. “There’s no magic formula - it just takes willpower and desire,” he said. “You just have to be willing to do it.” The same can be said of opening a business. Simoneau is the owner of TriState Running, a new run/walk store on Barnwood Drive in Edgewood. Simoneau, who originally hails from Massachusetts but has lived in the area for about five years, opened the store in early December, wanting to fill a niche in the area. “I felt the running community was being underserved here, because the closest speciality stores seem to all be in Cincinnati,” he said. “There’s obviously


Craig Currens and Cameron Simoneau show off the interior of Tri-State Running, the new run/walk store located off Barnwood Drive in Edgewood. The store, which features a variety of shoes, apparel and nutritional supplements, opened in early December. a lot of runners here, so we looked at the demographics and figured this would be a great fit for the area.”

The store offers a little bit of everything for walkers and runners, including shoes, apparel, nutritional supplements and even

injury recovery and prevention equipment. Along with manager Craig Currens, Simoneau also said the store will offer run/walk groups for people who want to meet at the store during the year. “Craig and myself are just runners like anyone else,” said Simoneau. “This is really a passion of ours, and that’s what we want to pass on to the customers.” And even with winter bringing in freezing temperatures, Simoneau said the public response to the store has been good so far. “This is the time when a lot of people start training for marathons and half-marathons in the spring,” he said, “So we figured this was a great time to open, and we’re really excited about being here.” For more details about Tri-State Running, visit www.tristate or call 341-9999.

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District gears up for Celebration Regan Coomer

Kenton County School District students are living the dream each and every day, Superintendent Tim Hanner said. The district will celebrate


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student and educator accomplishments in the areas of academics, the arts and sports during the Fifth Annual Education Celebration from Jan. 6 to Jan. 22. The week is “strategically placed” during the time of year when people are thinking about their dreams, Hanner said. The Education Celebration is also placed near Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday to encourage a “live the dream” approach to life.


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“The message is through education anything is possible, but you have to take advantage of opportunities along the way,” Hanner said. Celebrating the school district’s opportunities is what Education Week is all about, Hanner said. During the two-week period, each school will host events highlighting the best of what goes on every day. Events will include basketball games, grandparent visits, spirit days, All-Star band concerts and more. “It’s a chance for us to

showcase all the positive opportunities that we have in our schools,” Hanner said. Parents shouldn’t miss the Rivalry Games between the varsity boys and girls’ basketball teams at each high school, Hanner said. During half time, elementary school students will perform. “Parents can feel a part of it knowing that ‘Someday, my child will go here’ and our elementary students will be looking forward to the day they go to Dixie, Simon Kenton or


Fort Wright Elementary students Donald Williams ,11, and Sawyer Green, 9, hang a poster to prepare for the Kenton County School District's FifthAnnual Education Celebration. Scott,” he said. For more information about the Education Cele-

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Wiest creates eight committees Jason Brubaker

Fort Mitchell Mayor Chris Wiest has named the chairs of the newlyformed council committees. Wiest, in his first term as mayor, said he formed the committees to help the city work better with residents and involve more people in the decision-making process. Each of the eight committees will be chaired by a council member, and most contain a mix of council members and residents. “I think it’s important to have a

good cross-section of people on these committees, because that means we’re getting a variety of thoughts and opinions,” he said. “Getting more people involved means that our decisions will be that much more representative of the community as a whole, and that’s one reason we’re going this way.” At the Jan. 3 meeting, Wiest appointed Bill Reis as chair of the beautification/aesthetics committee, Renee Oka as chair of the budget committee, David Noll as chair of the eco-

nomic development committee, Mary Burns as chair of the personnel committee, Dave Schrand as chair of the public works committee, Vicki Boerger as chair of the recreation committee, Dave Stoeckle as chair of the safety committee and Will Terwort as chair of the transparency/communications committee. Wiest also said that some vacancies exist on the committees, which could be filled by residents. For more information about the committees, including how to get involved, contact the city at 331-1212.


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St. Joseph’s preschool program off to good start Regan Coomer


The seniors on the Lloyd Memorial basketball team used their holiday invitational tournament to promote healthy lifestyles and sportsmanship. Donnie Cheatum, John Danks, Coach Oberschlake, Cory Marsh, Jabril McCaster and team manager Donovon Braswell received a proclamation from Elsmere Mayor Billy Bradford for their work.

Athletes demonstrate healthy living at tourney

For the seniors on the Lloyd Memorial High School basketball team, their annual holiday invitational tournament was about more than just winning a few games. As part of their work with, a national youth organization that promotes healthy living and staying active, seniors Jon Danks, Donnie Cheatum, Jibril McCaster and Corey Marsh used the weekend tournament to promote sportsmanship to all of the players, coaches, fans and officials involved in the games. Along with student manager Donavan Braswell, the seniors used halftime speeches, as well as their in-game actions, to promote fair play, respect for the game and citizenship in action. “They had a really good time with it, and I think it was important for them to demonstrate what they were talking about during the games,” said Serena Owen, McCaster’s mother. “It was definitely something a little unique for them to do during the tournament, especially talking at halftime, but it worked out well.” As some of their sportsmanship tips, the seniors talked about respecting their opponents, whether it was just clean play or helping them back to their feet if they’ve fallen. They also talked about respecting the game by playing hard at all times, how coaches should hold players accountable for their actions, and using encouragement to help players improve rather than discouraging or disparaging them. Finally, they talked to the fans about providing a good environment, free of demeaning chants toward the other team. “ does

a lot with healthy lifestyles as far as eating right and that sort of thing, but they also talk about being a good role model in your community, and that’s where the sportsmanship fit in,” said Owen. “The kids and the coaches jumped on board with the idea, and I think they did a good job.” For their efforts, Elsmere Mayor Billy Bradford presented the seniors with a proclamation. “I urge all our citizens and organizations interested in a healthier future for our children to unite in the observance of such exercises as will acquaint the people of Elsmere with the fun-


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damentals necessity to secure a healthier future,” he said in the proclamation. Additionally, Owen said the students plan to submit their project to the board of in hopes that their efforts will win them each a $1,000 scholarship. “We don’t know if we’ll win anything, but we thought the boys did a good job and figured it was worth a shot,” said Owen."But the most important thing is the lessons the boys learned and passed on during the whole project.” Visit for more information about the organization.

St. Joseph School in Crescent Springs added a preschool program for three and four-year-old children to the school’s curriculum in fall of 2010. The program started in response to parents’ requests, Principal Cathy Stover said. “They were looking for a faith-based program and that’s something we can offer different from other preschool programs in the area,” she said. While the students are taught reading readiness, colors, shapes, numbers and letters, they also attend special activities in music, the gymnasium and the library, Stover said. Childhood education 19year veteran and current kindergarten teacher Jane Noll took over the 10-student preschool class. Noll uses a SMART Board as well as other interactive programs such as Letter People and Touch Math to teach her students.

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St. Joseph School preschoolers Caylee N. and Tabitha C. take time out to play at the Crescent Springs school, which just started a preschool program this year. Parents can register their children for preschool classes for the 2011-2011 school year starting now by calling 578-2742. “That is certainly an asset especially with the little ones,” Stover said of the SMART Board. “You want to keep their attention while giving them the content they need.” The preschool program was needed at St. Joseph School because it gives the students a kick-start in needed skills, not only academic but also social, Noll said. “Socially, they’re ready to interact with their peers; when they’ve been to preschool it’s a little bit easier for them to adjust to leaving

mom and dad,” she explained. Next fall, Noll hopes to have enough students to teach separate preschool classes for three and fouryear-olds. St. Joseph School is now accepting registration for new preschool classes. For more information about St. Joseph School and how to register your preschooler, visit the school website or call 578-2742. Get more Crescent Springs news from crescentsprings



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Beechwood’s Cameron Vocke (left) turns to the goal line for the game-winning two-point conversion during Beechwood’s 40-39 doubleovertime win Oct. 30 at Newport Stadium. Vocke fumbled as he was hit at the goal line, prompting controversy over whether he scored the two points. A definitive picture of him crossing the goal line was too blurry for print.

Scott junior Ryan Stivers rises on the shoulders of teammates and Scott students after Stivers’ three-pointer won the 37th District championship Feb. 27 at Campbell County Middle School.

A picturesque 2010 Here are some of the Recorder’s top photographs for the sports year 2010 in Kenton County.


Scott sophomore Logan Batson (right) and senior Matt Kees hug during pregame ceremonies retiring the No. 11 jersey of Cameron Batson Oct. 9. Cameron Batson, a 2010 Scott graduate and older brother of Logan, died Oct. 6. Logan Batson played in the game honoring his brother.

St. Henry senior Abby Janszen (standing) comforts senior teammate Sarah Wheeler after St. Henry’s 2-1 win over Lexington Christian in the girls’ soccer state championship game Nov. 6 at Georgetown College. Wheeler and sister/teammate Heather had lost their mother to cancer months earlier. Holy Cross baseball players celebrate their championship of the Doc Morris Scholarship Tournament in April at Dixie Heights. The Indians beat Covington Catholic in the championship game after Justin Kohake threw out a Cov Cath runner at home plate to end the game.

Dixie Heights head basketball coach Ken Chevalier and the Colonels got mohawk haircuts for the postseason in February.

Simon Kenton’s Ryan Winkler (35) skies to recover an onside kick attempt against defense from Ryle sophomore Jaquori Lewis (33) during their Class 6A regional football final Nov. 19 at Ryle. While Winkler recovered, the play was called back for fair-catch interference because Ryle senior Zach Senvisky (24) had called for a fair catch. Ryle won the game to end SK’s season.

St. Henry 2010 graduate Ben Bessler goes up for a shot against Covington Catholic 2010 graduates Trevor Wellbrock (25) and Alex Connelly (20) March 3 in the Ninth Region Tournament at NKU. This was a fun picture because Bessler and Connelly were defending state high jump champions in track in their respective classes.

St. Henry volleyball players celebrate their 9th Region championship win over Notre Dame Oct. 23 at Scott High School. It was St. Henry’s first regional title since 2006.

Chadd Allender, a 2010 Scott High School graduate, keeps a poster honoring former teammate Cameron Batson from being knocked over by the wind Oct. 9. Cameron Batson, a 2010 Scott graduate and older brother of Logan, died Oct. 6. Beechwood swimmers shake hands with Shane Coltharp (in pool) after he finished their win in the 400 freestyle relay Feb. 13 in Louisville. From left: Michael Miller, David O’Hare, John Eubanks. That was one of seven state events won by Beechwood swimmers that day.

Beechwood eighth-grader Elly Ogle (left) battles Notre Dame freshman Hanna Thelen for the ball during NDA’s win in the 35th District semifinals Feb. 23.

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Kenton County sports hit highs during 2010

By James Weber


A school year, of course, is August through June, but in this space the Recorder likes to take time to review the highlights of the traditional January to December calendar in the high school and college worlds in Northern Kentucky. • St. Henry won the state championship in girls soccer, rallying to beat Lexington Christian 2-1 Nov. 6 in Georgetown. Melissa Spare scored the winning goal with seven minutes left in regulation. Libby Leedom scored the tying goal, her 35th of the year. She was the tournament’s most valuable player. Abby Janszen, Jill Leedom and senior forward Natalie Vaught were also all-tournament picks. Jill Leedom also won the National Guard Leadership Award. Seniors are Taylor Gamm, Abby Janszen, Jill Leedom, Shannon O’Daniel, Kelsey O’Daniel, Avery Robinson, Natalie Vaught, and Sarah Wheeler. St. Henry finished 24-2-1. • St. Henry won its ninth straight team state championship in boys cross country, winning the 1A title Nov. 13 in Lexington. Brendan Dooley, Daniel Wolfer and Cameron Rohmann won individual medals. Senior Nathan Lentz and junior Frank Bruni also scored, as the top five out of seven starters are counted in the team score. Harrison Davis and Nathan Mark also finished in the top 37. St. Henry was second in girls. Ashley Svec was fourth. • Simon Kenton 2010 graduate Allison Ponzer won the Class 3A state title in the long jump June 5. She had a personal best 18-0.25 on her last attempt to win the title. SK won five total medals at state. • Scott reached the state semifinals in boys soccer for the first time ever, falling to Henry Clay 21. Scott finished 19-6-2. Alec Robbins led the team with 29 goals. Seniors are Dylan Lankheit, Dexter Morgan, Alec Robbins, Matt Kees, Beau Gergel, Brett Pierce, Atticus Gurley, Adam Muenchen, and Richard Supe. The Eagles dedicated their run to Cameron Batson, a 2010 graduate who died Oct. 6 of a heart ailment. He had collapsed while working out with his former teammates on the Scott field. The Eagles played Ryle on their home field three days later. The school retired Batson’s jersey No. 11, and sophomore brother Logan Batson played most of the game. • Holy Cross 2010 graduate Brandon Smith won the 1A state track title in the 200 meters. HC won six total medals. • Dixie Heights 2010 graduate Hillary Jamison won the 3A state title in the high jump of 5-foot-4, her first state title. Dixie won six total medals in the meet. Notre Dame had three and Villa Madonna two. • Beechwood won seven state titles at the 2010 state swim meet in February. Shane Coltharp ended his highly decorated career by repeating as individual champion in the 200 individual medley and the 500 freestyle. He did both in All-

“It’s great. I’ve been here since sixth-grade dressing varsity when I remember not even having double digits at halftime. This is amazing.” Beechwood basketball player Brittany Del Barba after a Jan. 8 win improved the Tigers to 8-5 after winning just five games total the previous three years. “It means a lot because they came in last year and dominated us. We were really excited to come in and beat them on our court because there’s a lot of rivalry between our schools.” Scott girls basketball player Taylor Stinson on the Eagles’ first win over Simon Kenton in five years Jan. 13. “She knows it’s her time. She’s a warrior. She knew she was going to have to step up this year a lot more than in the past. She’s a diehard leader. She hates to lose. She just gets after it no matter what the score is.” Simon Kenton girls basketball coach Jeff Stowers on guard Sydni Wainscott, a senior in 2010-11.

“Everyone is so close here. I can walk down the hall and name every person.” Four-sport standout Pierce Kohls on going to school at Calvary Christian. “It’s the best feeling I’ve ever had. It feels great. It took a lot of heart, but I knew I could do it. I did it for my family and my school. We go to state, but we don’t get many state champs.” Dixie Heights 2010 graduate Hillary Jamison on winning the 3A state title in the high jump. “The community at large has been so wonderful in reaching out to the families. It has strengthened our own spirits. It’s a reminder we’re not in it alone.” Notre Dame athletic director Kim Gunning on the eight NDA students who were in a car crash April 16, including Maria Schaffstein, who died in the accident.

“I love everything about the game. Hearing the swish and the crowd go wild when you hit that last shot to pick up everybody’s game. I love the intensity of it.” Lloyd 2010 graduate Brittnie Sharbono on her love of basketball.

“We were beginning to learn everything about life. Coach Brock was not only a coach, but a father, a brother, an adviser to us. He got us young guys to do everything and steered us in the right direction.” Tom Thacker, former University of Cincinnati and Covington Grant star basketball player on head coach James Brock.

“We worked four years for this. We had so much passion and heart to win this. It’s such a great feeling to do this with this group of guys. It feels fantastic.” Beechwood 2010 graduate David O’Hare on winning two relay state titles in swimming.

“It woke us up a lot. Getting this win today, scratch week 1, it’s over. We lost five games sophomore year and went to the state championship so we can roll from here on out.” Simon Kenton quarterback Chad Lawrence on a lastsecond win over Dixie Heights.

“It was a lot of pressure. I’m pretty sure I got some gray hair.” Simon Kenton 2010 graduate Miles Simpson on signing to play football for Kentucky after a long recruiting process.

“It felt good to play. He always played soccer and we played it together. It still feels like he’s out there with me...He always could put a smile on anyone’s face at any time, lighten the mood.” Scott sophomore Logan Batson on his brother Cameron, a 2010 graduate who died Oct. 6. Logan and the Eagles played a game three days later and the school retired Cameron’s No. 11.

“I like to help people. With soccer, I’ve had a lot of injuries and I’ve had a lot of great doctors. I want to be able to do the same thing for people.” Simon Kenton 2010 graduate Kody Hutchins on playing soccer at Thomas More College and going into premed studies. “The team wanted to do it as a unity thing. The coaching staff went and surprised the kids and got on board with that. I’m 44 years old. I have bad hair days all the time anyway, so what difference does it make? Nothing creates team unity like bad hair.” Dixie Heights boys basketball coach Ken Chevalier, who got a Mohawk haircut along with his players for the postseason. “We might of had one easy win. The other 17 wins have just been knockdown, drag out, bust your tail, find a way to win. Make a play. That’s what we did tonight.” Covington Catholic basketball coach Mike Listerman after an overtime win in the Ninth Region tourney. “I just came in, they were sagging off me, so I thought if I shot it, it would go in. It’s the best feeling in the world, definitely the highlight of my basketball career.” Scott basketball player Ryan Stivers on his game-winning three-pointer in the 37th District final. “It feels good. It really hurt me not being able to play those last couple of games with my teammates. I was thinking of not playing this game, but I felt like this might be the last chance I’ll play in Kentucky, so why not.” Holmes 2010 graduate Regal Lowe on playing in the East/West All-Star Game in June. Lowe had missed the 2009 playoffs due to injury.

American times. He was part of two relay champions with David O’Hare, Michael Miller and John Eubanks. Coltharp signed with LSU and is a freshman this fall. Justin Youtsey won in diving. Krissie Brandenburg won state titles in the 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle. She won both in All-American time and swims for Louisville this year. Eubanks and Miller added two individual medals to the relays. Mallory Meier and Melissa Thurman also won individual medals. • Notre Dame Academy won the state championship in girls tennis for the first time since 1998. Senior Ally Westling made the singles semifinals, and Madie Cook reached the quarterfinals. The doubles teams of Laura

“I told them I’m not coming to you as a coach, I’m coming to you as a friend who has been here before. This is something we’ll carry with us for years to come. It’s unfair that these kids have had to deal with this. For the kids to pull together and go through what they have and to come out and play in his honor – these kids amaze me every day.” Scott head soccer coach Casey Seibert on the Eagles playing Oct. 9, three days after Cameron Batson’s death. “I’m thankful that Brady Reese had an interception, Blake (Bir) put the ball where it needed to be, and that guys like Paul Ritter and the other defensive guys make tackles and the line makes great blocks. After you’re done, you’re really thankful for everybody.” Covington Catholic football receiver Alex Connelly after a crucial win over Dixie Heights in October. “This was so much fun. I am really looking forward to next year. We’re going to play so hard because we know what it’s like and what we have to do. We can close the gap if we play our best game.” St. Henry sophomore Rachel Fortner on the team’s run to the state semifinals in volleyball. “When we were little, we always played with each other. To be able to share this moment with them, I couldn’t ask for anything more. The seniors, we’re all close and we really do play for each other and that’s what makes us special. It’s not who we have and how skilled people are; it’s how we play for the person next to us.” St. Henry senior Jill Leedom on the Crusaders’ state soccer title in November.

Irons/Catriona Shaughnessy and Amy Beischel/Alyssa Kennedy made the quarterfinals. Both doubles teams pulled off key upsets to lift NDA to the team title. • Notre Dame swimming standout Ellen Williamson won three state titles in February. She won the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly, and the 200 medley relay Caitlyn Forman, Mackenzie Margroum and Molly Hinken. All three titles were state records. In the IM, she swam 2:01.14 to break a 17-year-old record by former Panda Michelle Schroeder, a University of Texas star. NDA finished third in the team standings. Covington Catholic won seven total medals, Dixie Heights six and Scott three. • St. Henry’s Ben Bessler won his third state track title in the

Class 1A high jump June 5. The St. Henry boys team won the 4x800 relay with Ryan Anderson, Nathan Mark, Cameron Rohmann and Zach Haacke. Rohmann won a photo finish for the title. Taylor Gamm, Marissa Vujnovich, Ashley Svec and Lindsey Hinken won the girls 4x800, with Vujnovich also pulling out a close win on the anchor leg. The boys team won 12 total medals and the girls team 15. • Covington Catholic 2010 graduate Jimmy Roebker won his second straight state championship in boys tennis. The No. 3 seed going in, Roebker won a pair of three-set matches on the final day of the tourney to repeat. He signed with Xavier University. • Eight members of Notre

Dame Academy’s Class of 2010 were involved in an automobile accident April 16 in Alabama. Maria Schaffstein, who had run track and played soccer at the school, died in the crash. Jessie Russo suffered a serious brain injury and is still facing a long recovery process at home. Katie Russo, Catie Ammerman, Megan Downing, Krista Noll, Megan Berberich and Jordan Zumdick also were involved. • St. Henry played in the state tournament in volleyball for the first time since 2006. The Crusaders lost to Assumption in the semifinals to end the season 2411. • Covington Catholic won the regional championship in boys golf and Notre Dame claimed the girls title. • Covington Catholic finished third in the Class 2A state boys track meet. The Colonels won 11 top-eight medals overall, including placing fifth or better in all four relays. • Villa Madonna played in the Ninth Region girls basketball tournament for the first time, losing to Notre Dame in the quarterfinals. VMA graduated three 1,000-point scorers in Amy Kreutzer, Chelsea Case and Kim Schroer. • Lloyd sent three 2010 graduate runners to colleges. Courtney Siefert signed with NCAA Division II Mount Olive College. Joey Landrum signed with NAIA Union. Elisha Overpeck signed with NAIA Georgetown. Landrum finished third at state in the 1,600. He broke a 35-year old school record in that event earlier in the year with 4:27.99. The girls track team won nine total medals at state. Football player David Carroll signed with Union College. • Lloyd junior Torey Duncan won the cross country regional championship this fall and medalled at state. • Simon Kenton freshman Kevin Cooper finished second at 130 pounds in the state wrestling meet Feb. 20. Scott brothers Stephen Supe medalled at 130 and Ritchie Supe at 119. Zach Sowder was fifth at 171. • Northern Kentucky University won the NCAA Division II men’s soccer championship with a 3-2 win over Rollins Dec. 5 in Louisville. NKU finished 20-2-3. • The Kentucky High School Athletic Association decided to sanction bowling as a championship sport beginning with the 2011-12 school year. Bowling has been a club sport in the area for nearly a decade. • Julian Tackett took over as KHSAA commissioner this summer. • Dixie Heights senior Matt Reekers won the individual regional title in Class 3A. Notre Dame won the team title in girls. Senior Mary List won her second career state medal, finishing 15th at state. • Holy Cross freshman Gabrielle Bergman finished eighth in the 1A state cross country meet to win a medal. • Thomas More reached the second round of the Division III football playoffs for the second straight year. TMC was 11-0 this season before suffering a 69-7 rout at Mary Hardin-Baylor in central Texas.

BRIEFLY The week at Simon

• The Simon Kenton boys basketball team beat Rusell 66-45, Dec. 27. Simon’s topscorer as Andrew Sampson with 21 points. On Dec. 28, Simon Kenton beat Knott County Central 6758 in overtime in the Ashland Invitational. Simon’s leading scorer was Cody Chambers with 19 points.

• In wrestling, Simon Kenton placed 23rd with a score of 45 in the GMVWA Holiday Tournament, Dec. 28. Simon’s Cooper beat Butler’s Hafer in a 10-3 decision; Herald beat Centerville’s Duffy in an 11-5 decision.

The week at CovCath

• The Covington Catholic boys basketball team beat

University Heights 65-53, Dec. 27. Jake Thelen was CovCath’s top-scorer with 29 points. On Dec. 28, CovCath lost 92-56 to Ballard in the Republic Bank Classic. Cov Cath’s top-scorer was Jake Thelen with 24 points. On Dec. 29, CovCath beat Henry Clay 67-57. CovCath’s top-scorer was Jake Thelen

with 18 points.

The week at Scott

• The Scott boys basketball team beat Knox Central 70-56, Dec. 27. Scott’s topscorer was Kellen Smith with 22 points. On Dec. 28, Scott lost 6362 in the Republic Bank Classic. Scott’s top-scorer was Smith with 16 points.

• In girls basketball on Dec. 29, Scott beat West Greene (Tenn.) 61-49, in the Greenbank Ladies Classic. Scott’s top-scorer was Lauren Tibbs with 36 points.

60-21, Dec. 28. Dixie’s Meredith Hartfiel led her team in scoring with 23 points.

The week at Dixie Heights

The Beechwood girls basketball team beat Shelby County 66-44, Dec. 28. Beechwood’s top-scorer was Emily Pawsat with 26 points.

The Dixie Heights girls basketball team beat Ludlow

The week at Beechwood



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January 6, 2011


Do you think the economy will improve in 2011? Why or why not? “I hope with all my heart that it will improve, but my head tells me that the root causes for our economic woes are still with us. For openers, our national debt is terribly high, and the interest alone is a crushing expense. Next, our economy has become heavily dependent on “service” rather than “manufacturing.” So many products are made outside the US. Third, without adequate disposable income, people are unable to purchase houses as they once did. Fourth, the cost of welfare programs is high, and not likely to decline. Although the Dow Jones has shown good recovery in 2010, I do not know if this can be sustained in 2011. God willing, I’m wrong.” Bill B. “The economy will stay at about 3 percent GDP for next year. The continuation of the Bush tax cuts will keep it limping along. “Unfortunately, the unemployment rate will stay high – probably for the next 5 years or so. The ‘joker in the deck’ is the housing market, which could easily take a turn for the worse. “In 2012 we will be arguing once again the merits of Bush’s tax cuts, which will likely make businesses cautious again.” T.H. “I do not see the economy improving in 2011. I think it will hold steady. Why don't I think it will improve? Very simple. I have no faith in the government. “I do however have faith in the American people in that they will continue to vote out the ‘cancers’ which exist in present government.” C.P. “The ‘economy’ means different things to different people. The price of gasoline is going to be higher. That always causes increases in consumer prices for everything that is transported. That includes most products and some services. “If someone has good credit ( 750800 FICO credit score) this would be the time to buy a home if they are a firsttime home buyer. Mortgage rates are low, but you need to have that good credit rating. “For those that are in the stock market it will be a good year. In 2010 the market was up 15 percent. I see a repeat. “Employment statistics are improving, albeit slowly. So it should be a mixed economy depending on your needs. For some it will be good and others not so good, but a modest improvement none the less. “The crisis in Europe will get worse. Eventually the European Union will break up. The business cycle continues to be cyclical. The USA is still the world's leading economy.” J.S.D. “Do I think the economy will improve in 2011? If gasoline prices stabilize at or below $3 a gallon a slow recovery will continue. If we hit $3.50 or more for even a few months I think we’re headed back down. (Some ‘experts’ say $5 a gallon is in our near future.) “I think the high gas prices in the summer of ‘08 were the needle that helped pop the real estate bubble which was already at the bursting point. High fuel prices in general put a huge drain on household finances not only in increased transportation costs, but higher prices on everything you buy that is delivered by truck or train. “Air travel will also become more expensive. During the Bush presidency, the loony left claimed high oil prices were because he was helping his big oil buddies. What’s the loony left excuse now when much of the current increase is caused by dollar devaluation brought on by the government printing billions of dollars. Obamanomics at its best.” J.M.






Next question Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution that you actually kept? What was it? How did you accomplish it? Send your answer to “” with Chatroom in the subject line. “The economy was greatly inflated. Too many new homes and retail locations were built. Investment values grew too much, too quickly. Saving by families and governments were too low to cover unexpected problems. “The economy adjusted and houses sell at greatly reduced prices. Their previous inflated value was not their actual worth. “Depressed selling prices turned owner occupied starter homes into government subsidized rental property. The lower evaluation results in reduced tax receipts for governments along with demand for increased services. “Many people and governments from D.C. down to the local level ‘bought things they did not need with money they did not have.’ And those shortsighted practices have greatly hurt the economy. “Some families and governments have realized that those extravagant purchases and programs cannot continue. “Unfortunately, our economy no longer offers easily accessible good-paying, entry level factory jobs for young people without college degrees. This affects both their purchasing power and the taxes they pay. “Americans assumed children will live better than their parents. Will that be true for fewer and fewer Americans?” J.K. “ Yes. A combination of further stimulus spending, private companies unleashing that huge cash reserve, more federal healthcare parts kicking in, and, more hiring.” J.G. “Yes, I think the economy will improve in 2011, but very slightly. This country has a long way to go to get back on its feet but shoppers spent more this year than in past years so that is a good sign.” B.S. “Yes, the economy will definitely improve in 2011. The groundwork has been laid by the present administration; banks are lending again, auto manufacturers kept thousands of people employed and are paying back their debt, health care will be available to more working people, Ohio’s Gov. Strickland reduced taxes, helped seniors, businesses and improved our education status, all of which will help the economy. New hiring is slowly taking place. “Tax breaks may help the economy in the short term, but that did not create jobs during the Bush administration so we will have to wait again for robust economic progress. “But corporate America is beginning to put the billions of dollars they had stashed, back into the market. Unfortunately our governor-elect has put the brakes on progress in Ohio which would have created jobs. We have been mugged by reality but we will survive. The last depression took 10 to 12 years to recover.” A.T. “It seems the retail economy is a bit better right now. What the long run will be is not clear. I don’t think the large amount of borrowed money doled out to numerous sources created the jobs we were told would appear. My concerns include higher property tax with declining property value and inflation or further decline of the U.S. dollar. How will the economy rebound with these additional worries?” D.M.

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N. Kentucky should revisit consolidated government Consolidated government is a hot topic of conversation in Cincinnati. We have some consolidation successes in Northern Kentucky, but we also have some baggage. Following unsuccessful talks about full-fledged regional government several years ago, the subject nearly became taboo. Recent events, however, make clear that we should renew regional discussions. We have as much or more to gain from consolidated government than any other region in the country. We need more clout to bring more of our federal and state dollars back to the region. We receive only about 60 cents back of every dollar we send to Washington D.C. and Frankfort. It appears that those governments will be facing or fixing deficits for years to come. Pennies on the dollar of an even smaller future pie could strangle our competitiveness. If united, we could boast the Commonwealth’s second largest city. Our region’s impact and potential would be a “given” in political discourse. We need to regain our edge over other regions which have improved and gained ground. We no longer have lower unemployment than the nation and we can’t rely as heavily on the airport to help drive our economy. NKU has made great strides, but the General Assembly will probably never fund it on par with UK or U of L. Our region is known for getting things done and for growing jobs. Without bold moves, we risk mediocrity, which is unacceptable. We’re better equipped to become regional. Larger local

government could be a negative, unless managed wisely and monitored closely. I like our Robert chances of Hudson doing this now more Community than ever. Recorder The antiguest s m o k i n g columnist o r d i n a n c e and other regional debates about government costs prove our high level of engagement. We’ve also seen turnover in several city and county offices. We could accomplish great things by eliminating duplication and streamlining government, with renewed accountability to the electorate. Our public clamors for the most efficient, cost-effective government. In lean times, footing the bill for forty cities and three counties looks more like a luxury than a necessity. Northern Kentucky has plenty of great cities, but we have separate clerks, administrators, and entire departments which perform the same types of functions. Forward-thinking cities have asked the Northern Kentucky Area Development District to study consolidations. If done correctly, extraordinary savings can occur. More consolidation will eventually happen when remaining separate becomes financially impossible. If a regional movement takes hold voluntarily and strategically, we could be in a better position to maximize its benefits. Now is also the time to

We should renew regional discussions. We have as much or more to gain from consolidated government than any other region in the country. consider some favorable intangibles of consolidation. People in Villa Hills should care just as much about Covington’s problems as Covington residents, and vice versa. It’s far too easy, given our many political boundaries, to turn away from our neighbors’ challenges in other Northern Kentucky cities. United government means formal sharing of responsibilities for outcomes. I believe that more Northern Kentuckians are ready to embrace this regional perspective. In many ways, we’ve already become “Northern Kentucky.” We created the Tri-County Economic Development Corporation. We set regional priorities through the Northern Kentucky Chamber and the Regional Consensus Committee. Each successful regional initiative had its skeptics and critics. The visionary leaders who helped us do these things probably wonder how the current generation will build on their legacy. 2011 would be a great year for our public servants to expend some of their political courage and capital to take another run at regional, urban-county government. Rob Hudson is a partner with Frost Brown Todd, LLC, in Florence where his practice focuses on labor relations. He is a former chair of the Northern Kentucky Chamber and the Covington Business Council.

Library offers resolution solutions to patrons The New Year means New Year’s resolutions. Many people resolve to get fit, save more money, find a new job or learn a new hobby. But they often find it’s hard to keep resolutions because they don’t have the support from others or the finances to do so. The Kenton County Public Library can help you keep your resolution without spending a dime and provide the support system you need. Want to read more? Join a book club at any of the three branches. Are you sick of all those pictures lying around in boxes? Create a new page for your scrapbook each month at the Durr Branch. Want to learn how to knit? Take a class at the Library. Maybe you have always wanted to research your family tree but didn’t know where to start. The Library’s history and genealogy department can help. Sign up for a class or just stop by the department

in Covington. Do you need to improve your computer skills in order to get a proGina Holt motion or Community to just keep with Recorder up kids? guest your T h e columnist L i b r a r y offers a variety of computer classes including how to setup your computer, using basic Microsoft, how to use the Internet for your job search, using excel and using email. There is even a class on how to use E-readers, Ipods and Ipads. The Library also offers specific job-skill classes like Job Searching on the Internet. Reconnecting with old friends may be your resolution this year. The free Social Networking Class at the Library is just the thing for

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you. You can learn how to use Twitter and Facebook to find your high school buds and long lost cousins. You can also reconnect with your family through free family programming at the Library. Movies, storytimes, craft programs and Puppy Tales are great activities for the children. The Library can even help you get fit with introductory classes to yoga, Pilates and Zumba. Wanting to workout more at home but don’t know what program to use? Check out a few workout DVDs and books so you can make an informed decision before buying something. Saving money by checking out books, movies, video games, music and magazines is easy at the Library. Visit for more information, put items on hold or register for a program. Gina Holt is the Public Relations Coordinator for the Kenton County Library System.


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Gentle Dental Care in Independence provides dental services in a one-on-one, relaxed setting. Here Dr. Tara L. Dallmann sees a patient taking advantage of Gentle Dental's various comfort measures.


Gardeners prep soil with the help of the Kenton County Cooperative Extension in 2009. The extension office can help keep New Year’s resolutions year-round with gardening, cooking, computer classes and more.

Denistry with Stick to New Year’s resolutions a gentle touch with local resources, programs in Independence Regan Coomer

Gentle Dental Care in Independence combines a relaxing atmosphere with a variety of dental services for visitors Dr. Tara L. Dallmann, owner of Gentle Dental, believes it’s important to never rush a patient. “If you rush people that’s what gives them bad experiences,” she said. “What makes us different is that we don’t rush. We don’t see a lot of patients at the same time.” Before giving birth to her children, Dallmann’s practice was much busier with more patients at one time and more staff. It was also less fulfilling, Dallmann said. “It doesn’t make you rich to do it this way, but it’s a lot more rewarding,” she said. “You have a personal connection with your

patients.” Services offered at Gentle Dental include sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, invisalign invisible braces, dental implants and more. Sedation dentistry, administered orally or with an IV, is one good way for nervous patients to get their teeth taken care of without the stress, Dallmann said, adding that Gentle Dental Care is one of the few local offices that offer this service. While under sedation, patients sleep through procedures and are under the constant care of Dallmann and her assistants. “We really shut down our office to accommodate our patients,” said Kim Fisk, Patient Coordinator. For more information about Gentle Dental Care, call 363-1616 or visit to learn about sedation dentistry and to view videos of Dallmann at work.

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Making, and keeping, New Year’s resolutions isn’t as hard with the free services and programs offered by the Kenton County Library, the Kenton County Cooperative Extension Office and St. Elizabeth Healthcare. The library, St. Elizabeth and the extension can help with resolutions ranging from learning how to knit or garden to keeping weight off. In January, all three branches of the Kenton County Public Library are offering classes in knitting, introductory zumba and yoga, scrapbooking and researching genealogy. Using the library’s resources to try out a new hobby or learn a new skill is a good way to keep New Year’s resolutions, said Gina Holt, Public Relations Coordinator for the library. “The library continues to save money for our patrons by allowing them to borrow and try out items before deciding to purchase it,” she said. “Today’s library is more than just a place to run in and check out a book. The library is a community center that


Mary Minnette Lange (far right) gets active in the Kenton County Cooperative Extention’s Active for Life program, held twice a week at the Erlanger Library. serves as a meeting place and provides patrons the opportunity to interact with others.” Learn more about what the Kenton County Library offers at kentonli-


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Second graders at Villa Madonna collected and wrapped gifts for children at Welcome House is Covington. Pictured are Paige Graf and Max McCauley.


Carter Deyhle thinks hard about the next piece to add to his creation as mom Lauren Frederick looks on at the Durr Branch of the Kenton County Public Library. The library is one free resource for the activities parents would like to try with their children. or call 962-4060. As for St. Elizabeth Healthcare, citizens can participate in a Smoking Cessation Support group Tuesdays at the Crestview Hills campus for just $5 or join a 10-week program starting Jan. 10 called “Healthy Directions: Your Path to a Healthy Weight.” Charlie Schicht of St. Elizabeth Healthcare said the hospital offers programs year-round for people trying to better their health. “People are keyed into improving their health and well-being at the beginning of every year so a lot of these events, classes and programs kind of help individuals manage that care,” he said. Keep track of events sponsored by St. Elizabeth under the Community Calendar tab on the front page of, Schicht said, or call 655-8800. The Kenton County Cooperative Extension Office also offers classes and programs throughout the year using University of Kentucky research to teach people about computers, food preparation, child care, gardening, bird feeding and more. Citizens can sign up for these classes online at or by calling 356-3155.

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People We Knew/Didn’t Know, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 25 W. Seventh St., Exhibit by photographers Michael Wilson, Jerry Mussman, Bob Lorig and Ed Davis. Photos span period between 1978 and present and include pictures of Northern Kentucky. 859-292-2322; Covington.


Filly Tracks Art Show, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, Paintings, screen prints, photography and more from local artists. Benefits select horse rescues. Free. Through Jan. 31. 859-2615770; Newport.


Isolation & Togetherness, 6-9 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Works by Matthew Andrews, Dominic Sansone, Mallory Felktz, Marcia Alscher, Alan Grizzell, Patrick Meier, Sherman Cahal and Janie Marino. Bring non-perishable food donation to benefit Be Concerned. Exhibit continues through Feb. 18 with free admission. $8, $5 seniors and students, free ages 11 and under and members. 859-9571940; Covington.


Friday Night Ballroom Dance, 8-10 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Group lesson 8-8:30 p.m. DJ dance to multiple styles of ballroom dance music begins 8:30-10 p.m. Family friendly. $5. 859-291-2300. Covington.


Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, $5. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., The Liquor Cabinet, 1990 North Bend Road, Free. 859-5869270. Hebron. Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m. 5-9 p.m., Camp Springs Vineyard, 6685 Four Mile Road, $1. 859-448-0253. Camp Springs.


NKU Celiac Support Group, 7-8 p.m., St. Elizabeth Florence, 4900 Houston Road, Lower level conference room. For anyone including family and friends of those who suffer from celiac disease and Gluten Intolerence. Bi-monthly guest speakers. Includes education, counseling, mentor program, food samples and reading material. Free. Presented by NKY Celiac Support. 859-653-5595; Florence.


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


Springfield Special, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Juney’s Lounge. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK Revolver, 10 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 859-356-1440; Independence.


Girl Talk, 9 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Doors open 8 p.m. Standing only on main floor. $22. 859-491-2444; Covington.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Directed by Bill Gemmer and features John Von Ohlen. 859-2612365; Covington.


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The Websters, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200; Newport. Saving Stimpy, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, $3. 859-4260490; Fort Wright. Burning Vegas, 10 p.m., Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 859-342-7000; Erlanger.

National Theatre Live, 7 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., London’s National Theatre production of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” in high definition. Cash bar and entrees available. Benefits Acclaim Awards. Doors open 6 p.m. $20, $16 advance; $16 students and ETA members, $12 students groups of eight or more. 859-957-1940; Covington.



Dysfunctional Comedy Tour, 8 p.m., Keefer’s Irish Pub, 902 Madison Ave., With Jason Robbins, Jay Armstrong, Larry Love, Rob Wilfong and Landon Faulkner. Drink specials all night. $5. 859-261-5333. Covington.


Holiday Hoopla, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Sketch comedy shorts and music by BillWho? $20-$30. Reservations recommended. Through Jan. 8. 859-581-7625; Newport.


Winter/Spring Meet, 5:30 p.m., Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Free, except March 26. Through April 3. 859-371-0200; Florence. S A T U R D A Y, J A N . 8


Isolation & Togetherness, Noon-3 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Works by Matthew Andrews, Dominic Sansone, Mallory Felktz, Marcia Alscher, Alan Grizzell, Patrick Meier, Sherman Cahal and Janie Marino. Free. Through Feb. 18. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Katalyst Talent Agency Open Call, 2-5 p.m., Katalyst, LLC, 3037 Dixie Highway, Suite 214, All experience levels seeking representation with Katalyst. First come, first served. Requirements at website. Family friendly. Free. 859-581-4555. Edgewood.


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


Musikgarten Open House, 10 a.m.-noon, Florence Music Academy, 240 Main St., Information on classes, music craft, experiment with instruments and small snack. Ages 7 and under. Family friendly. Free. 859547-8765; Florence.


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

Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, $5. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 2-6 p.m., The Liquor Cabinet, Free. 859-586-9270. Hebron. Wine Tasting, 1-8 p.m., Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 859-448-0253. Camp Springs.


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


Little Builders, 10:30 a.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Families play with provided Duplos and Legos. Ages 3-7. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES Paws to Read, 10 a.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Ages 5-10 read books to Squirt, Doc, Bailey, or other therapy dogs. Free. Registration required for 15-minute time slot. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Union.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 10 p.m.2 a.m., Mansion Hill Tavern, 502 Washington Ave., $4. 859-581-0100. Newport.


Signs Of Life - Pink Floyd Tribute, 9 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Doors open at 8 p.m. $15. 859-491-2444; Covington.


Cef Michael Band, 10 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 859-356-1440; www.myspace. com/cefmichaelband. Independence.


Like Minds, 7:30 p.m., York St. Cafe, 738 York St., White knuckle jazz. $5. 859-261-9675; Newport.


Holiday Hoopla, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. Reservations recommended. 859-581-7625; Newport.


Winter/Spring Meet, 1:10 p.m., Turfway Park, Free, except March 26. 859-371-0200; Florence.

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FOOD & DRINK Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, $5. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs. HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS

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


Cathedral Concert Series, 3 p.m., Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 1140 Madison Ave., An Epiphany Epilogue. Basilica Brass Quintet; Gregory Schaffer, synthesizer and organ; LeeAnn Kordenbrock, vocal soloist; Cathedral Angelus Singers; Robert Schaffer, organ; Nell Schaffer, piano. Free, donations accepted. 859-431-2060; Covington.


Matt Cowherd and Jamie Combs, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200; Newport.


Winter/Spring Meet, 1:10 p.m., Turfway Park, Free, except March 26. 859-371-0200; Florence. M O N D A Y, J A N . 1 0


Zumba Class, 6-7 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, $30 per month for unlimited classes; $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 859-2912300. Covington.


Songwriter Showcase and Open Mic Night, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Hosted by Mike Kuntz. Free. 859-4312201; Newport.


Teen Cafe, 3-5 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Friends, video games, snacks and more. Teens ages 12 and up. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Florence. Middle School Mondays, 3:15-4:45 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Wii gaming and snacks. Teens ages 12 and up. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Hebron. Snowed In PJ Party, 6:30 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Wintry bedtime stories. Includes hot chocolate. Ages 2-5. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859342-2665; Florence. Chakra Balancing, 6:30 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Discover the rainbow within as Carissa Hund-Bunten of Seventh Street Gifts discusses how to balance your chakras with stones and essential oils. Attendees take home seven semi-precious tumbled stones. Adults. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035; Newport.


The opening reception for “Isolation & Togetherness” will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. The exhibition will run through Feb. 18 and features the work of Matthew Andrews, Dominic Sansone, Mallory Feltz, Marcia Alscher, Alan Grizzell, Patrick Meier, Sherman Cahal and Janie Marino. Pictured is some of Andrews’ work, who has worked to document those who are homeless in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. Bring in three or more nonperishable food items for donation to Be Concerned and be entered to win two tickets to “The Art of Food” exhibition in March. Admission to “Isolation & Togetherness” is $8; $5 seniors and students, free for ages 12 and under and Carnegie members. Free admission following reception. For tickets call 859-957-1940 or visit Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-3 p.m. Saturday. W E D N E S D A Y, J A N . 1 2


Crafters’ Corner, 10 a.m., Chapin Memorial Library, 6517 Market Street, Bring supplies to work on own project. All mediums welcome, from macaroni to knitting; crochet, scrapbooking, beading, jewelry, embroidery, quilting, plastic canvas, and more. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859342-2665; Petersburg.


Regional Youth Leadership 2011 - Local Government and Economic Development Session, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky, 1045 Eaton Drive, Examine complexities of economic development in our region through interactive exercises. Students learn how communities package themselves to attract and retain talent and business. Free. Presented by Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. 859-578-6398; Fort Wright. How to Market Your Business Through the Chamber, 3:30-5 p.m., Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Center, 300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 330, Learn more about website analytics, such as click-through data to your site, number of times you’ve been mapped or the business has been searched. Ages 21 and up. Free. Presented by Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. 859578-8800; Fort Mitchell.


Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, $30 per month for unlimited classes; $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 859-2912300. Covington.


Film Noir Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., “The Postman Always Rings Twice.” Explore the world of crime, deception and femmes fatale. Adults. Ages 21 and up. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-5725033; Fort Thomas.


Weight Loss Class, 5:45-6:15 p.m., Lakeside Christian Church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, $30 per month, $20 per month with three month membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-802-8965. Lakeside Park. T H U R S D A Y, J A N . 1 3


HR Group 100: What Challenges Will HR Face in 2011?, 8-10 a.m., Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Center, 300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 330, Topics discussed: How will the economy impact HR and the businesses we work for? What will be the impact of the Health Care Reform Act? What legal issues are looming? Will we be able to keep our top talent and recruit new stars?. $10. Presented by Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. 859-578-8800; Fort Mitchell.


Open Gaming, 3:30-5 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Teens ages 12 and up. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Burlington. T U E S D A Y, J A N . 1 1

HEALTH / WELLNESS Weight Loss Class, 5:30-6 p.m., Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road, $30 per month, $20 per month with three month membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-8028965. Independence. HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS

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


Karaoke Vocal Social, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Juney’s Lounge. With DJ Swirl. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-4312201; Newport.


The Cincinnati Art Museum’s exhibit “Wedded Perfection: Two Centuries of Wedding Gowns,” shows the evolution of the wedding gown from a symbol of purity to a vehicle for displaying wealth. It is through Jan. 30. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays. Admission is free. Call 513-639-2995 or visit Pictured is Christian Dior, “Wedding Ensemble: Dress, Crinoline and Headpiece,” 1954, Gift of Countess de Rochambeau, 2008.


Anime & Manga, 6 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Discuss your favorite manga and watch an anime provided by Operation Anime. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington.


Comedian Brian Regan comes to the Taft Theatre Friday, Jan. 7, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Known for his specials on Comedy Central and DVDs, Regan also makes frequent appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” For tickets, call 800-745-3000 or visit

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Community Recorder

January 6, 2011


Is there a reason why these years are given to me? As any new year begins, two opposing complaints can be heard. For a few, eager for an awaited goal, it is that time moves too slowly. The more frequent complaint is that it moves too fast. Its speed stuns us. On some rare occasions we surprise ourselves ready to date some paper with 1990-something rather than 2011. Whichever way time appears to us, the life we’re living makes it so. Watching the second hand of a clock is proof enough that time maintains a stead pace. Life’s rule of thumb is: Time passes at a speed relative to the intensity of the life that is lived and the quality of life that is experienced. Author Henri Boulad says, “Perhaps there are people of ninety who in fact have readily lived for only three years of their lives. Why? Because their lives were so empty, so hollow, so inconsistent

that they amounted to a few days or years. These people have not lived. They have lasted.” This is not to encourage Father Lou hyperactive livGuntzelman ing. For it is our Perspectives fast-paced lives and absorption with technology that causes the illusion of speed and leaves too many days hollow. Multitasking is a friend of business, not of the psyche and soul. Neither speed nor length is what makes a life significant. It is our hearts which determine how old we are and how well we’ve lived. As we take stock of time that is past, the future we hope to have, and the specter of our passing in death, consider this essential

question. Write it down and take it with you into your quiet times. Reflect on it until you’ve come up with your personal and finest answer. It was written by Admiral Byrd in the wastes of the South Pole. If you were alone, a thousand miles from every other person, possessing no form of communication, and it was fifty degrees below zero and you were dying. What would have had to have happened in your life to allow you to die with integrity and a sense of fulfillment? What a revealing question if we consider it honestly! Doing so shows us the meaning we find in life as well as the direction our choices are leading us. We are the sole evaluator of our motives and goals. It’s also one of those questions

in my own creation? From the fact that I can consciously contemplate my own life and recognize its growth, does that affirm in some way that I am beyond my physical life and therefore beyond my death? In some respects our death in passing from time is seen as a catastrophe. In other respects it is a consummation and fulfillment of being a rational human called to growth. As Father Maurice Zundel comments: “Physical death thus coincides with the explosion of an inner life which has achieved its full maturity and is totally freed from time, so that it now surpasses it’s own limits.” 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.

that inevitably lead to ask ourselves further questions. “Is my goal a worthy one?” “Is my life proceeding toward or away from my overall goal and who I want to be?” “Are there any changes I must make in my life to better lead me to that final sense of satisfaction?” And … “Will God be pleased with my life according to what he intended when he created me?” We humans are the only animals with rationality and will; we know that we are born and know we will die; we are conscious that we have begun this cycle and that our leaving is only a “matter of time,” Why did God create me and place me in time? If God intended that I come to the end of my earthly time as a Z, why didn’t he create me at Z instead of at A? Could it be that God actually wants me to participate with him

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how her replacement cost insurance policy works. Her $124 check represents the depreciated value of her stolen items. Although she has receipts for most of them, they were bought about a year and a half ago. The insurance company will depreciate all items more than one year old. It will only pay to the replacement value after the items are replaced and new receipts are sent to the insurance company. Independent Insurance Agent Steve Wheeler said Godfrey’s insurance policy is actually quite typical. “The premise of the property insurance is to make you whole again, put you where you were before the loss occurred,” he said. “You are responsible for going out

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January 6, 2011

Start new year out right with healthy yogurt treat Every year when I see the coming food trends, I have to chuckle. And, yes, pat myself on the back. For the most part, I’ve been ahead of the curve for a long time. Home canning is gaining popularity for both economy and health. One of the most fun classes I taught at Jungle Jims this year was on canning. Yogurt, both regular and frozen, continues to be “in,” and Greek yogurt reigns supreme, due to its high protein and calcium content, along with being unbelievably rich and creamy. Use it in place of sour cream. One of our favorite desserts is frozen Greek yogurt. I expect pies to edge out cupcakes this year, too. Though judging from the desserts I’ve seen at parties lately, cupcakes and “cake on a stick” are holding strong. Mom-and-pop restaurants are coming back, too. And that’s something dear to my heart, as my own mom and dad, Mary and Charles Nader, had a restaurant at the corner of Cambridge and Plainville in

Madison Place. I loved helping her after school, and will never forget the time I got a 75-cent tip for serving her legendary deep-fried seafood along with her equally famous chocolate pie. Pimiento cheese, Korean food and gourmet popsicles are on the list, too. There’s nothing better or healthier than a popsicle made with freshly squeezed grape or orange juice with a little honey added for sweetness. And guess what else? Foraging for wild edibles, like wild nuts, berries and wild violets. I love foraging! I still have a couple of jars of wild violet jelly and jam in my old pie safe. Pop-up restaurants, like food trucks, are in every big city. Food stalls with specialty products, like artisan breads, produce and homecured meats are a common site at neighborhood markets and our own Findlay Market. The reasons? Good food at a good price from people who are passionate about their craft. Growing your own produce, whether in the ground or in containers,

Bulgogi (Korean beef)

Here’s my version of this popular dish. Leave out the honey and you have simple stir-fried beef.

Rita’s version of Yagööt’s frozen yogurt. continues to gain fans. And I think you’re going to see more recipes using whole and unusual grains, like quinoa and bulghur wheat. So if you want to jump on the trend wagon, here are some recipes to get you started.

Frozen yogurt like Yagööt’s

Here’s my clone and it’s creamy and delicious. It’s important to use the best quality yogurt here to get a creamy texture. 2 cups strained full fat Greek yogurt 1 ⁄3 to 1⁄2 cup sugar or more


to taste. Mix yogurt and sugar. Stir it for about five minutes, until the sugar is dissolved, then put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Freeze in your ice cream maker. Vanilla yogurt: add 2-3 teaspoons vanilla to the yogurt before mixing. Tip: You either have to buy 4 cups of yogurt, strain it in cheesecloth set in a strainer for 12 hours or so in the refrigerator – that will reduce down to 2 cups) or buy the Greek yogurt already strained.

1 pound flank steak, sliced very thin 1 ⁄4 cup high quality soy sauce or to taste 2-3 teaspoons corn starch 1 tablespoon sesame oil or to taste 1 ⁄2 teaspoon minced garlic 2 teaspoons honey Pepper to taste Handful or so shredded carrots 1 bunch green onions, sliced thin, both white and green parts Shredded carrots to taste (opt.) Tomato quarters for garnish Combine soy, sesame oil, garlic and honey. Mix with meat and veggies. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Film a pan with peanut or canola oil. When it gets hot, put in beef and veggies. Stir fry quickly, adjust soy

and sesame oil to taste, and serve over hot rice and a couple of tomato quarters.

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Pimiento cheese spread

Go to taste on ingredients here, especially the pimientos. This makes a lot, so go ahead and divide the recipe in half if you want. Just put everything in the food processor or mixer and mix until smooth. This is good with crackers. 1


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Incidents/investigations Second degree burglary

$300 worth of computer hardware reported stolen at 719 Bromely Crescent Springs Road, Dec. 22.

Theft by unlawful taking

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Connie J. Sketch, 52, 941 Palomino Drive, expired registration, operating on suspended license, Dec. 18. Lawrence K. Mudd, 64, 107 Burdsall Avenue, Kenton County warrant, Dec. 22.




Darryl A. Vaughn, 11701 Hinkley Drive, first degree possession of a controlled substance, third degree possession of a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana, trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle at 520 W. 5th St., Dec. 14. Vivian M. Erskine, 2751 Madison Ave., theft at 32 32nd St., Dec. 14. Jesse T. Ruffin, 5180 Holland Drive, second degree fleeing or evading police, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 540 Watkins St., Dec. 13. Christopher J. Mancino, 668 Sipple Drive, fourth degree assault at 668

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Sipple Drive, Dec. 13. Kevin N. Bentley, 707 Delmar, menacing, resisting arrest, third degree terroristic threatening at 707 E. Delmar Place, Dec. 15. Timothy L. Harris, 1612 Monroe St., third degree burglary at 419 W. 11th St., Dec. 14. Amanda M. Williams, 45 Indian Hill Drive, first degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 401 Crescent Ave., Dec. 13. Benjamin D. Lawrence, 1327 Russell St., second degree forgery at 1234 Madison Ave., Dec. 13. Christopher A. Williams, 1728 Maryland, theft at 1318 Madison Ave., Dec. 16. James A. Gregory, 1834 Euclid St., first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third degree trafficking in a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence at 1600 block of Scott St., Dec. 18. Victoria L. Faulkner, 611 W. 7th St., theft at 4345 Winston Ave., Dec. 18. Cassandra M. Huels, 2847 Madison Ave., first degree criminal possession of a forged instrument at 1722 Madison Ave., Dec. 18. David Jacobs, 2403 Hayden, possession of marijuana at 3903 Winston Ave., Dec. 17. Carol Groves, 2234 Hanser St., No. 4, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree escape at 200 W. 19th St., Dec. 17. David Torres, 226 Pleasant Ave., theft, second degree disorderly conduct, failure to notify address change to department of transportation at 4303 Winston Ave., Dec. 17.






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POLICE REPORTS Bonnie L. Foster, 435 River Road, No. 2, second degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at Philadelphia St., Dec. 17. Scott A. Kreinbrook, 12900 Lake Ave., Apt. 117, alcohol intoxication in a public place, theft of services at 10 W. Rivercenter Blvd., Dec. 19. Gordon R. Jones, 3212 Hackberry, first degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 1322 Garrard St., Dec. 24. William J. Cain, 117 Sioux Trail, first degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 100 Howard Litzler Drive, Dec. 24. Amber A. Gilliam, 1810 Garrard St., No. 5, first degree promoting contraband, possession of marijuana at Mary Laidley Drive, Dec. 24. Ryan P. Rickey, 1708 Greenup St., fourth degree assault at 1358 Scott St., Dec. 23. Renee E. Wilder, 3708 Decoursey Ave., serving warrant, serving warrant for court, theft at 25 E. 32nd St., Dec. 23. Daryl G. Sanders, no address given, carrying a concealed weapon at 1600 Banklick St., Dec. 23. Edward C. Zipp, 3421 Senor Road, alcohol intoxication in a public place, third degree criminal trespassing, second degree fleeing or evading police, failure to notify address change to department of transportation at 318 E. Southern Ave., Dec. 23. Hugh D. Schroeder, no address given, theft at 613 W. 4th St., Dec. 22. Jonathan B. Hall, 615 1/2 Greenup St., theft at 613 W. 4th St., Dec. 22.

Stephanie L. Durham, 1413 Russell St., resisting arrest, second degree disorderly conduct, loitering for prostitution purposes at Holman Ave., Dec. 22. Carmon E. Lewallen, 24 W. 36th St., theft at 4303 Winston Ave., Dec. 21. Antwon T. Latham, 4724 Glenway Ave., fourth degree assault at 628 Welsh Drive, Dec. 21. William Wanamaker Jr., no address given, theft at 1616 Madison Ave., Dec. 20. Holly F. Whiteley, 315 W. 34Th St., theft at 4293 Winston Ave., Dec. 18. Bradley A. Scharstein, 1207 Maryland Ave., Apt. 2, fourth degree assault at 1207 Maryland Ave., Dec. 20. Benjamin F. Patterson III, 4232 Cloverhill Terrace, possession of marijuana at 1200 Garrard St., Dec. 20.

Incidents/investigations Assault

A woman was assaulted at 2521 Warren St., Dec. 18. A man was assaulted at 1722 Banklick St., Dec. 20. A man was assaulted with a knife at 1946 Eastern Ave., Dec. 24.

Assault, criminal mischief

Two people were bitten and property was damaged at 1551 Maryland Ave., Dec. 25.

Assault, terroristic threatening

A woman was pushed and threatened with being shot at 1708 Greenup St., Dec. 24.

Assault, theft

$100 in cash and a set of keys were stolen at 1528 Greenup St., Dec. 18.


Two rings were stolen at 417 W. 16th St., Dec. 14. Copper pipe and wiring was stolen at

719 Philadelphia St., Dec. 14. $20 in cash, several DVDs and CDs, a cell phone, perfume, a pair of jeans, and a sweatshirt were stolen at 1515 Madison Ave., No. 22, Dec. 14. Copper piping was stolen at 424 W. 9th St., Dec. 14. Electronic games were stolen at 2754 Alexandria Ave., Dec. 14. Copper piping was stolen at 230 E. 10th St., Dec. 14. A cordless drill and a batter charger were stolen at 139 42nd St., Dec. 14. A checkbook was stolen from a residence at 1617 Banklick St., Dec. 13. A TV and bass guitar was stolen at 27 E. 9th St., Dec. 18. A TV was stolen at 329 47th St., Dec. 18. An air conditioning unit and copper piping was stolen at 307 Altamont Road, Dec. 17. A computer, game system, and a game were stolen at 1913 Augustine Ave., Dec. 26. $40 in cash was stolen at 29 E. 7th St., Dec. 26. Two TVs, two dolls, and prescription medication was stolen at 1818 Garrard St., Dec. 25. Several items were stolen from a building at 347 Madison Pike, Dec. 25. A game system, games, TV, computer, jewelry, a cordless drill, and DVDs were stolen at 215 E. 15th St., Dec. 24. A CD player and laptop were stolen at 31 E. 31st St., Dec. 23. An air conditioning unit and AC coil from a furnace were stolen at 1631 Russell St., Dec. 23. $600 in cash was stolen at 1551 Maryland Ave., Dec. 22. All the copper piping, electrical wiring, fuse box, kitchen sink, fireplace mantel, four cast iron radiators,

and an electric baseboard heater were stolen at 1808 Garrard St., Dec. 22. Copper piping was stolen at 200 Home Road, Dec. 22. Approximately $67 was stolen at 612 W. 7th St., Dec. 21. Several items were stolen from a residence at 2531 Warren St., Dec. 20. A TV, CD changer, two cell phones, eight pair of pants, pills and $20 in cash was stolen at 637 Main St., Dec. 20.

Burglary, criminal mischief

A TV, camera, TV/DVD combo, and $210 in cash was stolen at 903 Monte Lane, Dec. 20. Copper piping and two shower line assemblies were stolen at 127 W. 10th St., Dec. 20.

Criminal mischief

A vehicle was damaged at 1551 Maryland Ave., Dec. 26. The front door of a residence was damaged by kicking at 725 Edgecliff Road, Dec. 26. The driver’s side window of a vehicle was shattered at 1246 Hermest St., Dec. 25. A front glass door was kicked out at 1322 Garrard St., Dec. 24. A vehicle was vandalized at 1104 Short Main St., Dec. 22. Several windows of a vehicle were smashed at 2312 Casino Drive, Dec. 21. The windows of a vehicle were cracked at 1529 St. Clair St., Dec. 21.

Criminal mischief, harassing communications

Someone threatened another over the phone and smashed the window of a business at 836 Main St., Dec. 13.


Community Recorder

Carol Imhoff Andes

Carol Jean Imhoff Andes, 71, of Independence, died Dec. 30, 2010, at her residence. She retired in 2001 as an elementary teacher at St. Henry and was formerly an Eucharistic minister at St. Elizabeth. Survivors include her husband, Charles Andes; daughters, Jennifer Treft of Cold Spring and Sarah Lewis of Springfield Township, Ohio; son, Bryan Andes of Corinth; sisters, Jolene Vogt of Fort Mitchell and Judy Shoemaker of Erlanger; and three grandchildren. Burial was in St. Cecilia Cemetery. Memorials: St. Cecilia Church, 5313 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051.

Betty Jane Bodkin

Betty Jane Bodkin, 89, of Ludlow, died Dec. 23, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and member of Sts. Boniface and James Church in Ludlow. Her husband, Louis, died previously. Survivors include her sons, David Bodkin and Steve Bodkin, both of Edgewood, and Mark Bodkin of Mason, Ohio; daughter, Beth Nicholas of Fort Wright; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arthur ‘AP’ Brosmore

Arthur “AP” Brosmore, 82, of Edgewood, died Dec. 26, 2010, at Brighton Gardens.


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A son, Jim Brosmore, died previously. Survivors include sons, Dennis Brosmore of Edgewood and Richard Brosmore of Johnson City, Tenn. Burial was in Floral Hills Cemetery, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, Parkinson Foundation, St. Elizabeth Hospice Center or Lakeside Christian Church.

Orville E. ‘Sonny’ Haire

Orville E. “Sonny” Haire Jr., 73, of Independence, died Dec. 27, 2010, at home. He was a disc jockey in Columbus, Xenia, London and Springfield in Ohio with the “The Sonny Haire Show” and was vice president of WSWO in Springfield, Ohio. After retiring he worked at Dynamec Inc. of Walton and Mosiac Inc. and was president of SONAN Enterprises. He enjoyed coaching youth sports, fishing and bowling. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Presta Haire; daughters, Cheryl Middleton of Owensboro, Lynn Strittholt of Dillsboro, Ind., Katherine Haire of Norwood, Ohio, and Amie Carder of Hilton Head, S.C.; sons, Mark Haire Sr. and Michael Haire Sr., both of Independence, and Joseph Haire Sr. of Cincinnati; sister, Nancy Nau of Des Moines, Iowa; 18 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Floral Hills Cemetery of Taylor Mill. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105, in memory of Jackson L. Durst or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 4420 Carver Woods Drive, Blue Ash, OH 45242.

Donna L. Hale

Donald S. Keeney, 81, of Independence, died Dec. 27, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired assembler for Powell Valve, a member of Grace Baptist Church in Independence and enjoyed motorcycles and gardening. His wife, Marjorie Carolyn Damon Keeney, died previously. Survivors include sons, Clayton W. Keeney of Walton, Stephen C. Keeney of Cincinnati and Barry Damon Keeney of Independence; sisters, Emily Klette of Park Hills and Ruth Fryer of Texas; and four grandchildren. Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home, Independence, is handling the arrangements. Memorials: Ruth Lyons Children’s Fund, P.O. Box 59, Cincinnati, OH 45201.

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Dorothy Geraldine “Gerri” Hardin, 84, of Crescent Springs, died Dec. 28, 2010, in Verona. She was a member of St. Joseph Church in Crescent Springs. Her husband, James “Jim” Hardin, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Gail Ruedebusch, Debbie McDonald, Cherlyn Webb and Lois Stadtmiller; sons, Michael Hardin, Roger Hardin, Steve Hardin and Mark Hardin; brother, J.B. Wethington; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Interment was in St. Bernard Cemetery in Clementsville. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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Dorothy Hempsted, 93, of Fort Wright, died Jan. 1, 2011, at her residence. She was a homemaker, member of St. Agnes Church and a former square dancer with Crescent Square’s. Her husband, Vernon Hempsted, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Bernadene White of Fort Wright; sister, Della Marie Madden of Fort Wright; grandson, Martin O’Madden of Walton; and one great-grandchild. Interment was at St. Patrick Cemetery, Verona. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 8899 Brookside Ave., West Chester, OH 45069.

Daisy Elizabeth Hutson

Daisy Elizabeth Hutson, 87, of Independence, died Dec. 31, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Her husband, John Cecil Hutson; sons, Wayne, Jackie and Michael Hutson; a daughter, Lennis Furnish; brothers, Charles, Shelby, Harrison, Junior and George Hurst, Willus and Wes Parton; and sister, Jenivea Smith died previously. She is survived by sons, Johnny, Victor and Timothy Hutson; daughters, Kathy Gabbard and Anna Edmonds; brother, Ulysus Hurst; 22 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Gregory Long Sr.

Gregory Kornell Long Sr., 65, of Edgewood, died Dec. 29, 2010, at his home. He was a sales manager and partner with Cincinnati Drum Services Inc. His children, Bridget and Gregory Long, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Carol Rose Long; daughter-in-law, Daina Long of Erlanger; three grandchildren; brothers, Jeoffrey Long of Lakeside Park, Jon Long of Villa Hills, Cal Long of Burlington and Brad Long of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; and sisters, Becky Long and Pam Merritt, both of Erlanger, Kate Hobbs of Fort Mitchell, Laura Maldoon of Hebron and Leslie Donohoe of Villa Hills. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: The Greg and Carol Long Grandchildren’s Fund at any U.S. Bank location; or the Erlanger Baptist Church, 116 Commonwealth Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018-1739.

John Paul Lunsford

John Paul Lunsford, 71, of Walton, died Dec. 28, 2010, at University Hospital of Cincinnati. He served in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and was a Vietnam War veteran. He was a member of Latonia Christian Church, formerly trained horses and enjoyed fishing. Survivors include his wife, Jean Bruin Lunsford; stepdaughters, Karen Baldwin of Independence, Donna Roberson of Edgewood and Lori Tristan of Walton; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Entombment was at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown. Memorial: Huntington Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10018.

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Carlos L. Mahaney, 81, of Taylor Mill, died Dec. 28, 2010, at home. He was a lithographer for Gibson Greeting Cards for more than 40 years, a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Janet Mahaney of Taylor Mill; sons, Shawn Mahaney of Covington and Kevin Mahaney of Taylor Mill; daughter, Kelly Mahaney of Taylor Mill; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Disposition was cremation. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH or St. Patrick Church, 3285 Mills Road, Taylor Mill, KY 41015.

Rose Ann Matracia

Rose Ann Matracia, 101, of Fort Mitchell, died Dec. 31, 2010, at Baptist Village Care Center, Erlanger. She was a homemaker, an avid painter and a member of Blessed Sacrament Church. Her husband, August A. “Gus” Matracia, died previously. Survivors include sons, Mike Matracia of Fort Wright and Ray Matracia of Union; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Fr. Bob Warren, SA c/o Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, Graymoor P.O. Box 301, Garrison, NY 10524-0301 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

William R. May

William R. May, 78, of Erlanger, died Dec. 31, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired CSX Railroad engineer and a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. He was a member of the Generations Church of the Nazarene in Hebron, a retired police chief of Erlanger Police Department, former Kenton County Constable and a former Elsmere police officer. His wife, Geneva May, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Kathy Bandy of Burlington, Cindy Patrick of Edgewood, Karen Hibbard of Vallejo, Calif., and Cheryl McIntosh of Florence; sister, Flora May of Walton; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two greatgreat-grandchildren. Interment with honor guard service was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Charles R. Palmer

Charles R. Palmer, 78, of Latonia, died Dec. 24, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was retired from Henke Paper Company, Cincinnati, after 29 years of service and was a member of Runyan Memorial Christian Church in Latonia, Golden Rule Masonic Lodge No. 345 F&AM in Latonia and Scottish Rite 32nd degree. He was a Kentucky Colonel, past master and secretary of Golden Rule Masonic Lodge No. 345 F&AM and served in the National Guard. Survivors include his wife, Geneva F. Carroll Palmer of Latonia; daughters, Terri P. Botkin and Susan Durstock, both of Covington; sons, Rick Palmer of Florence and Keith Palmer of Indianapolis, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Interment was in Floral Hills. Memorials: Runyan Memorial

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Mary Alice Krolage, 87, of Fort Thomas, formerly of Latonia, died Dec. 29, 2010, at her home. She retired from Cincinnati Bell as a clerk in the accounting department after more than 30 years of service. Survivors include her niece, Jennie O’Hara; nephews, Robert Krolage and Robert Robinson; and sister-in-law, Helen Jean Krolage. Interment was in Highland Cemetery.

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Donna L. Hale, 59, of Cold Spring, died Dec. 26, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a personnel management specialist with the Internal Revenue Service and a member of the Alexandria United Methodist Church. She was a decorative painter and enjoyed quilting, sewing and traveling. Survivors include her husband, Terry Hale; son, Scott M. Hale of Taylor Mill; daughter, Michelle Wilkens of Alexandria; sister, Barbara Wood of Trenton, Fla.; and four grandchildren. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Homes is handling the arrangements. Memorials: Alexandria United Methodist Church, 8286 W. Main St., Alexandria, KY 41001.

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Jane A. Phillips, 53, of Latonia, died Dec. 30, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Services were private. Connley Brothers Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Freda R. Ruschman Schmitz, 96, of Villa Hills, died Dec. 27, 2010, at Madonna Manor Nursing Home. She was retired as the owner/operator of Fairfield Avenue Bakery in Bellevue and was the former owner of Dutch Master Bakery in Newport. Her husband, Bernard Schmitz, and sisters, Sr. Mary Clara Ruschman, C.D.P., and Sr. Mary Joseph Ruschman, O.S.B., died previously. Survivors include sisters, Sr. Mary Agnes Ruschman, O.S.B., Bernadette Cunningham, Rita Kenner, Sr. Mary David Ruschman, O.S.B., Therese Humpert and Agnes Rumker; and brother, Joseph Ruschman. Entombment was be in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg Monastery, 2500 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017.

Art L. Schultz

Art L. Schultz, 70, of Fort Wright, died Dec. 31, 2010, at St. Elizabeth. He was a salesman with Eastside Lincoln Mercury. Survivors include his wife, Sandy Behle Schultz; children, Jennifer Star Schultz, Gina Schibi, Stacy Morgan, Jody Schultz, Annie Schultz, Jamie Romer, Arthur Schultz, Jeff Schultz, Ben Schultz and Jim Schultz; siblings, Winnie Schultz, Ren’e Mattingly, Louis Schultz and Lenny Schultz; and 18 grandchildren. Internment was at St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Glioma Research ABTA, 2720 River Road, Des Plains, IL 60018.

Kenneth Tebelman Sr.

Kenneth Eugene Tebelman Sr., 52, of Erlanger, died Dec. 26, 2010, at his residence. His daughter Nicole Tebelman died previously. Survivors include his wife, Louise Tebelman; sons, Kenneth Tebelman Jr. and Justin Massengale; daughter, Michelle Nickel; brothers; Raymond, George and Dale Tebelman; sister, Sharon Collins and Rose Ferrell; and several grandchildren.

Alberta Varner

Alberta Varner, 90, died Dec. 29, 2010, at Rosedale Manor Nursing Home in Latonia. Survivors include four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Robert Wayne Weir

Robert Wayne Weir, 81, of Lexington, formerly of Oxford, Mich., and Erlanger, died Dec. 25, 2010. He was a U.S. Navy Korean War veteran and an active member at Faith Lutheran in Erlanger, Shepherd by the Sea in Myrtle beach. S.C., and Central Christian Church in Lexington. His baritone voice and wry sense of humor will be missed. His brother, Roy V. Weir, and sister, Helen Kitchen, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Sally Dye Weir; children, Wendy, Robbin, Shawn, Tobin, Kevin, Robert and Martin; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Committal Service will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville. Memorials: American Diabetes Association.

Wallace L. Williams

Wallace L. Williams, 87, of Covington, died Jan. 1, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He retired as a sheet metal worker in the heating, plumbing and air conditioning business, was a U.S. Army Air Corps World War II veteran and a member of South Side Baptist Church and Golden Rule Masonic Lodge No. 345 F&AM. His wife, Hilda Ruth Frakes Williams, died previously. Survivors include daughters, Barb Hollan of Florence and Sandra Williams and Debra Williams, both of Covington; son, Jerald Williams of Portland, Ore.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Interment and Honor Guard Service was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

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