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A science fair

R.C. Hinsdale Elementary students presented their best hypotheses and scientific reasoning at the school’s recent science fair. See what projects the students developed to impress judges and each other in this annual school event. SCHOOLS, A5


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CovCath questions city study By Regan Coomer

Park Hills’ small area study of Dixie Highway does not allow for the “natural expansion” of Covington Catholic High School, officials stated. CCHS Principal Bob Rowe, school board member Don Stegman and attorney Todd McMurtry spoke on behalf of the school and the Diocese of Covington at the Jan. 12 Kenton County Planning Commission meeting, when the body considered adopting the study into the Kenton County Comprehensive Plan. The commission voted to table the amendment to the comprehensive plan for up to six months after hearing testimonies for and against the study in order to allow CCHS and Park Hills to come to an agreement. “You both need to have a little give and take,” said commissioner Phil Ryan. “It sounds like you’re right there.” In December the school purchased land in what the small area study calls the “core area” of Dixie Highway. The study recommends this core area be listed as a “mixed use” for residential, commercial and office development. McMurtry said two land parcels, one of which has a contract for purchase, are incorrectly designated in the core area for mixed use in the study and should be re-listed as “community facility” parcels. And though CCHS has no formal plan set down for any other

Covington Catholic High School officials have raised concerns about the proposed Park Hills small area study. expansion, McMurtry has asked that the core area’s land currently zoned residential have an allowable community facilities use for possible expansion in the future. Park Hills Mayor Michael Hellmann said there’s nothing in the plan that keeps CCHS from growth. “Here’s our vision of what we think could happen. There’s nothing specific that excludes Covington Catholic from expanding. There’s nothing specifically that

makes that a commercial district. It says that is a land-use concept. We’d like this land to be used in this fashion,” he said. A question from some commissioners spurred discussion on the amount of notification CCHS had about the study, which recently concluded but had been ongoing for about 18 months. During small area studies, the community’s stakeholders, including residents and schools, are asked to weigh in on the study and attend public meetings.


Hellmann listed dates when informational e-mails were sent to and the Diocese of Covington. McMurtry said the e-mails were not “sufficient” notice of the study, instead, first class mail would have been more appropriate. “As a general proposition, when you have something that’s going to affect somebody’s property rights you should provide notice by first class mail to the head of the organization,” McMurtry said.

Helping hands

The Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky came together to help fulfill a simple wish for a Kenton County man recently. Read what actions the HBA took to help Ron Baker Jr. find a simple pleasure most people take for granted. LIFE, B1


Read what fellow Recorder readers, and area politicians, have to say in the Community Recorder viewpoints page each week. See what fellow readers have to say about President Barack Obama’s first full year in office, and a reaction from U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis as well to some of Obama’s policies. VIEWPOINTS, A9

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Mayor lays out state of Crestview Hills By Regan Coomer

A diverse tax base kept Crestview Hills’ finances stable in 2009 during the economic downturn, said Mayor Paul Meier. Meier made his annual State of the City Address at the regular city council meeting Jan. 14. “Despite the downturn, the Crestview Hills Town Center was able to replace several vacant retail stores with Five Guys Burgers & Fries and Mattress Firm. Other retail stores and restaurants

continue to weather the downturn,” he said. Crestview Hills’ occupational license fees and payroll taxes remained “constant” in 2009, Meier said. Other accomplishments in 2009 Meier listed included completing construction on city roads in Lookout Farm, Old Crestview and College Park areas; a transfer of the city’s public storm sewer infrastructure to Sanitation District No. 1; a formation of a committee dedicated to reviewing private streets; hired new City Adminis-

trator Tim Williams; and received the Excellence in Financial Reporting Award for the 12th year from the Government Finance Officers Association. “I am happy to report the city remains strong and vibrant with quality housing, a good mix of businesses and a bright future,” he said. “A combination of low tax rates, extension municipal services and an outstanding quality of life for residents continues to make Crestview Hills a top destination.” Council Member Frank Som-

merkamp agreed, saying the city is “fortunate” for its balance of retail, medical and professional businesses to keep the tax base steady. “They are holding up,” he said. Meier also announced his objectives for the coming year that includes extending sidewalks on Dixie Highway from boarder of Edgewood to the Crestview Hills Town Center, continuing progress on the Turkeyfoot Road widening project, street sign improvements, and keeping the city’s finances at a high level of efficiency.

Appointment attempts to clear air for Kimmich By Regan Coomer

A recently appointed special assistant to Judge-Executive Ralph Drees will handle direct federal funds in 2010. Kenton County gave the duty to Special Projects Director Ralph Bailey at the Jan. 12 regular meeting in order to ensure there is no conflict with Deputy Judge Scott Kimmich’s campaign for Kenton judge-executive and the federal Hatch Act. According to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the act “restricts the political activity of individuals employed by state, county or municipal executive agencies whose principal employment is in

connection with programs financed in whole or in part by loans and grants made by the United States or a federal agency.” While Kenton County is not a direct recipient of federal money as it is sent filtered through the state, Kimmich’s outside counsel advised Bailey’s appointment as a precaution. Kimmich’s attorney Rick Robinson with Graydon, Head & Ritchey said Kimmich’s seeking his advice was prompted by a “phone call from an Enquirer reporter who was acting on an anonymous tip,” Robinson said in a statement. “Due to the nature of the very limited federal funds which actually flow to the fiscal court, I

informed him (Kimmich) that it was my opinion that his candidacy did not violate the Hatch Act,” Robinson said. And if for some reason federal money was directly sent to the court in 2010, “the fiscal court should have someone in place to sign documents in Judge Drees’ absence and on his behalf,” Robinson said. The attorney’s release went on to say that any “outlandish and politically motivated claims which Scott’s expected primary opponent may have sent to the Office of Special Counsel will be properly dealt with in connection with the administrative Advisory Opinion process which Scott has himself requested.” Opponent and fellow Republi-

can Steve Arlinghaus denied sending any such claims to the OSC. “I think Rick Robinson is being the lawyer he is for Scott Kimmich. He is putting his own spin on it and trying to divert from the reality of what took place,” Arlinghaus said. Robinson’s analysis is in the process of being confirmed from the Office of Special Counsel in Washington D.C. “We wanted to address it straight up,” Drees explained. Bailey’s appointment was effective Dec. 23, when Drees signed an executive order making the change. The executive order was approved unanimously by the Kenton County Fiscal Court at the Jan. 12 meeting.


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Boone County must wait to start own cable TV operation By Paul McKibben and Regan Coomer and

Boone County will have to wait another year to start its own cable television operation after losing a lawsuit against the Telecommunications Board of Northern Kentucky. The county filed suit last July in Boone Circuit Court against TBNK about how it could get out of the organization and for a proportional share of TBNK’s assets. Unincorporated Boone County, unincorporated


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Kenton County and 15 Kenton County cities comprised TBNK which manages a cable television franchise with Insight Communications Co. and Cincinnati Bell Inc. TBNK also provides local programming. Boone County had notified TBNK of its intention to leave. Boone County Administrator Jeff Earlywine said the county tentatively planned to discontinue its participation on June 30, 2010, meaning on July 1 the county would have been managing its own television franchise for unincorporated Boone County. The county now has to provide TBNK with a oneyear notice, according to Earlywine. The county can’t leave until June 30, 2011. On July 1, 2011, the county will operate its own television franchise. The county gives TBNK


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about $210,000 a year. Earlywine said “certainly economic considerations are part of that policy decision” the Boone County Fiscal Court has made. By leaving TBNK, Boone County will have to provide its own local programming on July 1, 2011. Earlywine said the county will no longer have access to TBNK’s studio and camera equipment. He said the county doesn’t yet have a specific cost to provide the programming as it hasn’t made any final decisions. Earlywine said the county is confident it can provide that service, make some studio time available and do other things for less than the annual fee that it is paying TBNK. He said the county won’t be in a position to do everything TBNK is doing now, but instead will prioritize. TBNK’s franchise agreement with Insight expired in December. Boone County expects to still have Insight as its cable television provider when the county is on its own. Earlywine said TBNK has been negotiating for the county because it’s still a member in good standing. While TBNK Director Tim

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Broering declined to comment on specifics of the suit, he did say the interlocal agreement was written so that one community couldn’t “pull the rug out from under the rest of the communities.” “This lawsuit is about them not taking assets because it would be unfair to other communities,” he said. “We’re currently talking with Boone County to work out a good, amiable, cooperative way to determine going forward with the next proper steps, based on the judge’s ruling.” Boone County Attorney Robert Neace said he does not anticipate the county will appeal. While programming could be affected by the loss of revenue TBNK would have received from Boone County, Broering said TBNK will be able to keep up with current core programming in Kenton County. “We’re only losing Boone County. We’ll still continue to cover a lot of the programs we do with our schools, government meetings, swim meets and football games,” he said. The Boone County Fiscal Court will have to again act on withdrawing.

EDGEWOOD – St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine and Bob Roncker’s Running Spot will offer a free monthly runner’s injury clinic in 2010. The clinic will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at St. Elizabeth Edgewood Sports Medicine, 830 Thomas More Parkway, Suit 101. For more information, visit


FORT MITCHELL - The Fort Mitchell Board of Adjustments will hold a public hearing on Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. to consider a variance for the Kroger property at 2156 Dixie Highway. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m., and will be held in the city council chambers. For more information, contact the city at 331-1212.

Government academy

COVINGTON - The Kenton County Attorney’s Office will host the Kenton County Government Academy 12-week course starting Feb. 15. The class will last about three hours and will take place on Mondays. Class participants will get to spend time with county and city leaders and take advantage of formal classroom discussions, site visits and hands-on opportunities to find out what goes on behind the scenes from the people in charge. This is the sixth year for

the program, which is meant to help the general public understand governmental processes. Topics will include the fiscal court, animal shelters, fire and police departments, the water district, the airport and more. Classes are free and dinner is provided. Registration is limited to 30 applicants, accepted on a first come, first serve basis. There are three ways to register; download an application from or stop by the office at 303 Court Street to fill out an application.

Maple syrup makin’

KENTON COUNTY – Kenton County Parks will host a Sugar Camp at Middleton Mills Park to make maple syrup either March 8 to 12 or March 15 to 19, depending on when the sap is running. The department will operate two separate working sugar camps and will be demonstrating the art and science of making maple syrup and sugar. The camps will be reminiscent of the frontier settlement sugar camps of the mid1800s. Camp leaders will portray a frontier settle and a Delaware Indian. Groups will spend 45 minutes in each camp gathering wood for fires, carrying empty buckets to the tapped sugar maple trees and hauling in sapwater filled buckets. Kenton Recreation is now accepting reservations for class-size groups. Call 5257529 to join a class.

Edgewood sticking by KLC, but wants changes By Jason Brubaker

The Edgewood city council informally approved

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trips, dinners and tickets to sporting events. In December, State Auditor Crit Luallen issued 30 recommendations to the KLC to help implement better financial oversight and transparency. “The KLC overall is a very good organization and they do some great work for the smaller cities,” said Mayor John Link. “But they’ve gone a little astray,

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Mainstrasse preparing for the Mardi Gras party

This will be the 14th year for beads, booze and the Big Head Parade in Mainstrasse Village’s annual Mardi Gras celebration. The two-day event will be held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday Feb. 12 and Saturday Feb. 13 and will feature two parades, Cajun food and live music. “If you’ve never had the chance to go to New Orleans to see a Mardi Gras – while we’re much smaller, the spirit is still there,” said Donna Kremer, administrative coordinator for the vil-

lage. “We’re just a mini New Orleans and we hope people can come down and get into that spirit and have a great time.” For $10 a day or $15 for both days if you buy tickets pre-sale, Mardi Gras-enthusiasts can have access to several participating Mainstrasse bars as well as the entertainment tent, where a live band and fresh food will be brewing all night, Kremer said. This year the entertainment tent is in a new location at the parking lot of the John R. Green building on Sixth Street. On Friday,

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Robin Lacy & DeZydeco will perform followed by Fourth Day Echo Saturday night. “We’re hoping it just feels more like it’s in the heart of Mardi Gras,” she said. Returning this year is the Big Head Parade on Friday evening, featuring walkers wearing paper mache heads depicting cartoon characters, nursery rhymes, famous people and more, Kremer said. This year the Big Head Parade will continue the “Hey Diddle Diddle” nursery-rhyme theme, a dish will join the cat and the fiddle in the parade. On Saturday the Grande Parade will debut a new float by the Three Rivers District Health Department, a 52-foot-long pink dragon boat that is actually used to row in different events that raise awareness of breast cancer, Kremer said. The 14th Annual Mainstrasse Village Mardi Gras will also include a visit from the Northern Kentucky Chapter of the Police Unity Tour. Local officers will participate in a dunking booth to fund raise for the National Law Enforcement Officers


The 14th Annual Mainstrasse Village Mardi Gras will be held Friday Feb. 12 and Saturday Feb. 13. Visit Memorial and the fallen police officers’ families. It is free of charge to watch the parades, but

afterwards participants must be 21 years or older to be in the Mardi Gras area, Kremer said.

To purchase tickets, visit, stop by the village office or call 4910458.

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Hinsdale students show creative side in science fair

By Jason Brubaker

Connor Kluck’s eyes widened and his voice rose as he explained the idea behind his science fair project for R.C. Hinsdale Elementary to the judges. Then, just as quickly, he lowered his head with a sheepish smile. “I thought that since hamsters run so fast, I could get them to power this little light- it seemed like a cool idea,” said the Hinsdale fifth-grader excitedly. “But nope- it never got lit up. I guess he just couldn’t go fast enough for what I needJASON BRUBAKER/STAFF ed.” Olivia Beechem does some last-minute adjustments to ensure her science project JASON BRUBAKER/STAFF Kluck was one approximately 50 students at the is properly displayed. Beechem, a Hinsdale fifth-grader, tested whether the Leah Johnson, a fifth-grader at Hinsdale Elementary, shows off her science project, called "Magnificent Motion." In the project, she explored some of the laws of physics. school who displayed their storage temperature of popcorn kernels affected their popping ability. science fair best results. projects on The stuFifty students at the Jan. 14 in the dents waited school cafeteschool displayed their near their ria for judging projects to science fair projects by professors explain them on Jan. 14. and students to the varifrom Thomas ous judges, More College. talking about their ideas The project ideas and pre- and sometimes offering sentations were as varied as demonstrations. the students themselves, “The kids did a wonderranging from projects about ful job this year,” said assisa miniature trebuchet to tant principal Sharon wondering how age can Kleymeyer. “They have JASON BRUBAKER/STAFF affect the body’s joints, or some really creative projects Hinsdale fifth-graders Connor Kluck and Ian Sweeney explain their projects to JASON BRUBAKER/STAFF discovering which tempera- that they’ve worked hard Tyler Trent and Dan Esterline, both judges from Thomas More College. Both Hinsdale fifth-grader Kellie Knasel explains how a knee joint works to Nichole ture should popcorn kernels on, and we’re proud to students' projects involved trying to generate enough power from a hamster Price, a judge from Thomas More College. Knasel's project looked at how the be stored at to produce the show them off.” body’s joints age over time. running on a wheel to light up a small light bulb.

COLLEGE CORNER Campbellsville University

Campbellsville University Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham has announced the academic honors’ list for the fall 2009 semester. Erik Paul Fortner of Villa Hills has been named to the President’s List. The academic honors’ list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours. The fall 2009 academic honors’ list includes a total of 539 students, with 196 achieving a 4.0 grade point average and having been named to the President’s List. For information on the school, visit

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Room 3122, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays starting Feb. 2 and ending in April. Instructed by Jim Nelson, the fee is $300 plus $299 for a one-year subscription for the software the attendee will be using. To register, please call 859-344-3333.

Moyer appointed president of the WSU Alumni Network

Dr. Christopher Moyer, Professor of Business

Administration at Thomas More College, recently joined the Board of Wright State University Alumni Association and was appointed President of the Greater Cincinnati Wright State University Alumni Network. Dr. Moyer earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science as well as a Master of Business Administration from Wright State University and is eager to give back to his alma mater by partic-

ipating in this way. “Many WSU graduates live in the Greater Cincinnati area and have expressed an interest in reconnecting with former classmates and the University. The Alumni Network will enable us to reach out to them and help facilitate these relationships,” Dr. Moyer said. For more information on the WSU Alumni Network, please go to

Ohio University

Ohio University has announced the names of 3,439 students from the Athens Campus who have been named to the 2009 fall quarter dean’s list. Local students making the list include Nicole Staverman of Edgewood, Milissa Hudepohl of Crescent Springs and Melinda Ruberg of Edgewood. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have earned a grade point average of at least a 3.5 for the quarter and have earned a minimum of 16 quarter hours, 12 of which were taken for letter grades. For more information on the school, visit www.

Walking on


Erika Patterson's class celebrates winning the fifth grade "Pedometer Challenge" at R.C. Hinsdale School in Edgewood. Each student at Hinsdale wore a pedometer for one school day as part of a physical education competition to emphasize the need for daily exercise. Ms. Patterson's class walked over 86,000 steps during that school day, surpassing the other fifth grade classes.



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This week in basketball

• Beechwood High School boys beat Silver Grove High School 66-40, Jan. 11. Beechwood’s top-scorer was Corey Cruse with 18 points. • Beechwood girls lost to St. Henry High School 58-43, Jan. 12. Brianna McCarthy was the top-scorer for Beechwood with 10 points. • Conner High School boys beat Dixie Heights High School 66-45, Jan. 13. Dixie’s topscorer was Brandon Hatton with 18 points, including two three-pointers. • Scott High School boys beat Simon Kenton High School 64-59, Jan. 13. Kellen Smith was the top-scorer for Scott with 22 points, including two three-pointers. Simon Kenton’s top-scorer was Casey Sorrell with 23 points, including one three-pointer. • Villa Madonna High School boys beat Calvary Christian 54-38, Jan. 14. Derek Phelps was the top-scorer for Villa with 23 points. • St. Henry boys beat Villa Madonna 56-49, Jan. 15. Villa’s top-scorer was Blake Bryan with 22 points, including one three-pointer. • Covington Catholic boys beat Newport Central Catholic 47-41, Jan. 15. Trevor Wellbrock and Jake Thelen were Cov Cath’s top-scorers with 12 points each. • Notre Dame Academy girls lost to Sacred Heart 58-41, Jan. 15. Olivia Boskuhl was Notre Dame’s top-scorer with 16 points, including one threepointer. • Simon Kenton girls beat Conner High School 63-37 in the Kenton County Classic, Jan. 15. Simon’s top-scorer was Sydni Wainscott with 26 points, including three 3-pointers. • Highlands girls beat Dixie Heights 62-34, Jan. 15. Dixie’s top-scorer was Meredith Hartfiel with 17 points, including two three-pointers.

This week in swimming

• Covington Catholic boys came in second with a score of 104 to first-place Lakota East High School’s 120, and thirdplace Lakota West High School’s 70. CovCath won the 200-meter medley relay in 1:45.14, and the 400-meter freestyle relay in 3:30.03. CovCath’s Hunter Pasek won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:53.91, Walsh won the 50-meter freestyle in 23.11, Walsh won the 100-meter flystroke in 57.54, Williamson won the 500meter freestyle in 5:12.74 and Williamson won the 100-meter backstroke in 56.72. • Notre Dame Academy girls came in first place with a score of 111 against Lakota West’s 106, and Lakota East’s 83. Notre Dame won the 200meter medley relay in 2:02.69, and the 400-meter freestyle relay in 4:07.29. Notre Dame’s Tully Bradford won the 200meter freestyle in 2:01.11, Ellen Williamson won the 200-meter individual medley in 2:14.06, Holt won the 100-meter flystroke in 1:07.06, Bradford won the 100-meter freestyle in 55.98, Williamson won the 100meter backstroke in 1:01.77 and Natalie Lawson won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:17.05.

Hall of fame

Several athletes and sports figures were recently inducted into the Northern Kentucky Hall of Fame. Included in that list were Mike Ryan, who played baseball and basketball for Holy Cross High School and Thomas More College; David McClanahan, a coach and supervisor from Fort Wright, for promoting knothole baseball and Dennis Bright, for swimming for Dixie High School, the Eastern Kentucky University.

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Eighth-grader leads Dixie in wins By Adam Turer

Led by a sharp-shooting eighth-grader, the Dixie Heights High School boys’ basketball team has reeled off five wins in the last six games to improve to 8-9 on the season. The Colonels entered the holiday break 3-8 and struggling to find their identity. The team’s leading returning scorer entering the season, sophomore Matt Trammel, was bothered by a back injury all season. The point guard decided to have surgery over the break, leaving the point guard duties in the hands of eighth-grader Brandon Hatton. Hatton played varsity last season as a seventhgrader but has taken on a much bigger role this year. Hatton is averaging 18.4 points per game over Dixie’s last eight games, capped by a career-high 34 point outburst in a 77-63 overtime win over Simon Kenton in the All “A” Classic Jan. 15. “Any time a kid scores 34 points in a game you have to stand back and be a little impressed,” Colonels head coach Ken Chevalier said. “That was a phenomenal performance for a kid his age.” The Colonels entered the season with a young team and have been further ham-


Dixie’s Zeke Pike tries to block Nick Gray of Simon Kenton. pered by injuries. In addition to Trammel’s injury, sophomore Zeke Pike has missed five games while battling injuries. Early in the season, Hatton was playing like a youngster who was putting too much pressure on himself to score. Now that he

has eased into the pointguard position, he is playing at a higher comfort level. “He is taking better shots now, which is why he’s scoring more points,” Chevalier said. “I think early in the season he was pressing too much. Now, he’s letting the game come to him.

District standings Updated information on local district hoops races: 32nd boys: Simon Kenton 40, W-V 2-2, Grant 1-2 Williamstown 0-3. Jan. 22, SK at Grant; Jan. 26, Williamstown at SK; Jan. 29, Grant at Williamstown; Feb. 2, Grant at W-V; Feb. 5, Williamstown at W-V. 32nd girls: Simon Kenton 50, Walton-Verona 2-1, Grant Co. 1-3, Williamstown 0-4. Jan. 25, Grant at W’town; Jan. 28, Grant at W-V; Feb. 1, WV at SK; Feb. 5, W’town at W-V. 34th boys: Dixie Heights 3-0, St. Henry 2-1, VMA 1-2, Lloyd 1-

1, Ludlow 0-3. Jan 26, Lloyd at Dixie; Jan. 29, VMA at Lloyd; Feb. 13, Ludlow at St. Henry. 34th girls: St. Henry 2-0, Villa Madonna 2-0, Dixie Heights 1-0, Lloyd 0-2, Ludlow 0-3. Jan. 22, Dixie at St. Henry; Jan. 26, Lloyd at Dixie; Jan. 29, Dixie at VMA; Jan. 30, Lloyd at Ludlow; Feb. 1, VMA at Ludlow; Feb. 10, VMA at St. Henry. 35th boys: Holmes 3-0, CovCath 1-1, Beechwood 0-2, Holy Cross 0-1. Feb. 2, Holy Cross at Beechwood, Feb. 5, CovCath at Holy Cross.

35th girls: Holmes 2-0, Notre Dame 1-0, Holy Cross 1-1, Beechwood 0-3. Jan. 22, Holmes at Notre Dame; Feb. 4, Holy Cross at Notre Dame. 37th boys: Brossart 4-0, Campbell 2-1, Scott 1-1, Silver Grove 0-2, Calvary 0-3. Jan. 25, Scott at Campbell; Jan. 29, Scott at Silver Grove; Feb. 12, Silver Grove at Calvary. 37th girls: Brossart 3-0, Scott 1-0, Campbell County 2-1, Calvary 1-3, Silver Grove 0-3. Jan 19, Scott at Campbell; Jan. 22, Brossart at Scott; Feb. 12, Calvary at Silver Grove.


Brandon Hatton knocks down one of his seven three-pointers during Dixie Height’s 77-63 overtime win. Hatton scored 34 points in the game. He has had a tremendous transformation over the last few weeks.” Hatton’s emergence as one of the area’s leading scorers over the past few weeks did not come as a surprise to his head coach. “I told some other coaches before this season started that I would not be surprised to see Brandon score more than 20 points in a few games this year,” Chevalier said. Hatton’s play has directly coincided with the Colonels improving as a team. When Pike is healthy, the Colonels become a team that can score from anywhere on the court. Pike added 11 points in the overtime win over Simon Kenton and helped free up Hatton, who nailed seven

three-pointers in the win. “It really opens up the perimeter when we have a legitimate scoring threat like Zeke in the post,” said Chevalier. Senior Brett Stansberry has led the upperclassmen as they accept their roles as Hatton’s supporting cast. The juniors and seniors have embraced the youth movement. “The great thing about our juniors and seniors is that they understand Brandon can help us win games,” said Chevalier. “Everybody is understanding his role and our chemistry is getting better every time we take the court.” The Colonels hope to continue their hot streak when they host Holy Cross Saturday, Jan. 23.

Young Saints continue league success By James Weber

Brian Neal was frustrated at times as he watched his Thomas More College women’s basketball team let Thiel make a run in the second half Jan. 16. The occasional angst is understandable as the TMC head coach has been playing six freshmen who are new to the higher level of college basketball. But the young Saints have been getting the same results as the older teams of recent years. TMC is 13-2 and 6-1 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference after beating Thiel, 74-50 at home Jan. 16. Neal had to rebuild his roster after the Saints went 28-3 last year and reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III Tournament. TMC lost four starters, including D-III All-American Jayme Thiem, now an assistant coach for the Saints. “We lost so much from last year,” head coach Brian Neal said. “I find something to complain about every


Thomas More College sophomore Katie Tierney tries to get the ball against Thiel Jan. 16. day, but if you had told me we would be 13-2 two and a half months ago, I would have said you’re crazy. “We have a lot of talent, a lot of good hard-working kids. Once they figure out how to play basketball,

we’ll really have something.” The Saints returned about a third of their scoring from last year. The bulk of that comes from junior center Nicole Dickman, the 6-foot gradu-

ate of Notre Dame Academy. Dickman is averaging 12.1 points and 7.7 rebounds a contest, and makes 58 percent of her field goals. She has stepped up to be a key veteran with the young team. “Being a veteran on this team is very different,” she said. “We have so many freshmen, but we have grown together and worked hard every day. I could have a bad day and know that any of the guards can step up.” Besides Dickman, the Saints are mostly guard-oriented. Neal has had the team run and press more this season than last, and he said the Saints currently aren’t as strong in the halfcourt game than they have been in recent years. “It’s exciting,” said freshman guard Allison Long, a Conner High School product. “Pressing the entire game - it’s a lot of energy, it takes a lot of hard work and communication.” Long and other newcomers have stepped up this

season. Freshman guard Chelsea Tolliver is the leading scorer at 14.5 points per game. She is shooting 39 percent from three-point range. The all-time leading scorer at Simon Kenton High School has made a seamless transition to college ball. Long is the third-leading scorer at 9.3 ppg. Sophomore guard Katie Tierney, also a Notre Dame grad, is the fourth-leading scorer at 7.5 ppg and has started every contest after seeing spot duty in about half the games last year. Six other Saints average four or more points this season. The Saints have been balanced, as Tolliver owns the only 20-point games (four) by a Saint this year. TMC plays at home Jan. 23 against Grove City. The men’s team at Thomas More is off to a high-powered start, going 12-4 and 5-1 in league play. The Saints average 87 points per game and have scored 90 or more in six of their past seven contests.

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January 21, 2010

Community Recorder


Stinson, Eagles growing as a team By James Weber

Taylor Stinson has been growing into her role. Literally. The 5-foot-10 sophomore forward for the Scott High School girls’ basketball team has become a second scoring option to 6-foot-4 junior Lauren Tibbs, the standout junior center averaging 25 points per game. The Eagles have also been growing as a team, evidenced by a 57-39 home win over rival Simon Kenton Jan. 13 in the opening round of the Kenton County Classic. Scott improved to 11-4, surpassing its win total all of last year. The Eagles beat the Pioneers for the first time since in five years. The past two years, when SK was en route to winning the Eighth Region title, the Pioneers beat the Eagles by scores of 87-58 and 77-16. “It means a lot because they came in last year and dominated us,” Stinson said. “We were really excited to come in and beat them

on our court because there’s a lot of rivalry between our schools. We’ve made a lot of progress. We’ve had a lot of adversity with injuries so I think we pushed through it really hard.” Stinson averages 11 points a game this year. An inside player, she helps take attention away from Tibbs, Northern Kentucky’s top scorer. Scott needed that extra production after the graduation of sharpshooting guard Shelbi Benzinger and her 14.5 points a game last year. Stinson has grown as a player and in height since last season. “I played AAU ball and worked a lot in the offseason on my post moves, and I think that has helped a lot,” she said. “Last year I was kind of stuck between a guard and a post and I was a little uncoordinated. I think I’ve grown into my body.” Stinson and Tibbs, also volleyball teammates, have a strong rapport. “(Stinson) is a guard and we kind of made her into a

post player,” Scott head coach Rhonda Klette said. “She wants to do well, and it’s showing. They work great together, high-low, bouncing back and forth. Lauren can go high and Taylor can go low. It’s a great combination.” The top scoring guards on the team are senior Kelsey Bamforth, junior Samantha Kraft and senior Sara Kuhse. Kuhse leads the team with 14 three-point makes. Kraft had 10 points against SK. Bamforth, the starting point guard, had 17 points against Dixie Heights. “Tibbs always draws a couple of girls so we need other girls to take the pressure off of her,” Stinson said. “I’ve been trying to take some of that pressure off her to make the other team not triple-team her.” Tibbs, a Division I college prospect who could pass her coach’s school record of 2,485 points before she graduates, said she has improved a lot in the offseason. “I’ve gotten a lot stronger,” Tibbs said. “That

was the big thing, I got pushed around a little bit last year, but now I’m doing some of the pushing.” Klette said she understands the game better as well. “She’s really starting to learn where the help is coming from, and our kids are trying to identify where the help is coming from more,” Klette said. “They’re reading the double-teams and finding the open person, and she’s becoming more effective at that. We’re getting some multiple weapons that can really help us down the road.” The Eagles are aiming for goals the program hasn’t seen in recent years. Scott plays key 37th District seeding games at Campbell County Jan. 19 and at home against Bishop Brossart Jan. 22. Scott, 1-0, finishes the seeding at Silver Grove Feb. 8. The Eagles, who made the 10th Region semifinals last year, have not had a winning record in 10 years nor a district championship in six. “We want to win district,


Scott senior guard Kelsey Bamforth drives against Simon Kenton junior guard Natalie Wainscott during Scott’s 57-39 win in the opening round of the Kenton County Classic Jan. 13 at Scott. region, and make it down to state,” Tibbs said. “We say before every game and

practice, we say team and we say state. That’s what we want.”

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The Kentucky Amateur Baseball Association (KABA), formerly Northern Kentucky Little League, is taking registrations for the 2010 baseball season. KABA is now operating as a charted member of Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken and is taking registrations for children ages 4 through 15. Registrations are accepted online at or download a form and send it via the postal service. Individual, group and team registrations are accepted.


The KABA encourages you to talk with KABA Directors and Coaches at area registration sites for the 2010 season at the following location: Drawbridge Inn (Ft. Mitchell) – January 31st (Sunday) from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Online Registration or for More Information: - Phone: 859-991-4619


Adults interested in coaching should go to and fill out a volunteer application. Applications are screened for sexual predator and criminal background history. Completed applications should be sent to Jeff Keener at 117 Ridgewood Drive, Erlanger, KY 41018.


The divisions for player 7 years of age through 12 start playing games the first Saturday in April. The 4 year old Tee Ball season is run indoors and starts the 2nd or 3rd week of March, while the 5 & 6 year old Rookie Machine Pitch division starts playing games the third weekend in April. Don’t wait to submit your individual registration form. Teams are formed by grouping children by school they attend, city & county of residence and by request of the parents.

League Structure Tee Ball – 4’s

The KABA offers two sessions of Tee Ball for children 4 years of age. Each will run eight weeks or more. The first session will start in March and play its games on Saturday on the indoor soccer field at Sports of All Sorts. The second session starts in May and is offered at a discount to those players that participate in the first session. Games are planned at Christ’s Chapel in Florence, Silverlake Park in Erlanger and at Friendship Park in Cold Spring (based on county of residence of its players). All games last about one hour. Each child bats every inning and plays the field.

Rookie Machine Pitch – 5 & 6’s

This division will start in late April and is for 5 & 6 year olds. The schedule will include one game per week and each team is required to practice once per week. The games last about one hour & fifteen minutes. The players at this division receive two pitches from a pitching machine and then the batting tee is used. The pitching machine has eliminated children getting hit by a pitch in practice or games and has improved play.

Machine Pitch – 7 & 8’s

The machine pitch division starts playing games the first Saturday in April. The team will play twice per week. One game is played during the week and one on the weekend. This division offers a pre-season tournament, Memorial Weekend Tournament and End of the Season Tournament as part of their league fees. This year KABA will host a State Tournament presenting an additional opportunity for its teams to gain a “select” or “all-star like” experience.

Minor League – 9 & 10’s

This division starts the first Saturday in April. They play one game during the week and one on the weekend. This is the first division where live pitching is used. The base length is 60 feet and the pitching distance is 46 feet. Strict pitch counts insure that multiple children get an opportunity to pitch and limits the risk of an arm injury. We allow coaches to use roster batting or the high school rule for substitution. The league uses the non-lead off and steal rules at this age group and records an out on a dropped third strike. Stealing is allowed, but not until the ball crosses the plate.

Major League – 11 & 12’s

This division starts the first Saturday in April. This division will use 50/70, meaning 50 ft. pitching distance and 70 ft bases. This division makes the full transition into leading off & stealing & it uses the dropped third strike rule where the ball is live. All Star teams are assembled based on county affiliation, but regular season teams are also allowed to participate in the Cal Ripken & Babe Ruth Tournaments. These advance to the World Series through a process that starts with a local District Tournament. KABA also enters its teams into several other tournaments as a way to expand the experience level of its players.

Babe Ruth League 13 & up

This division will start in mid April for the non-High School based teams. The KABA allows its chartered leagues to group players together at 13 years of age or 13 and 14 years of age using the April 30th date. Some of the teams will not start league play until after the High School season is over. All rules are similar to those played in high school, with the exception of pitching and base distances, which can be altered to use the 54 foot pitching distance and 80 foot base distances.

Special Tournaments

KABA sponsors a season opening and end of season tournament for children at the Machine Pitch, Minor and Major league division levels. It also sponsors a Memorial Weekend Tournament for these same divisions where teams outside of KABA are encouraged to participate. This year, KABA will host a state tournament for recreational league teams, all star teams and travel teams over the July 4th weekend. Each classification will be operated separately in naming a state champ.

Coach / Player Development

The KABA sponsors multiple trainings for its coaches and players. This year, it is mandatory that each of the Coaches in KABA pass an online course offered through Cal Ripken Baseball. The course takes a coach through the basics of teaching the skills, forming practice sessions and providing a foundation for the instructional baseball coach. In addition, KABA also offers several coaching sessions for its coaches. The Coaches Trainings are set for the first and second Saturdays in March at Summit View Middle School. Call 859-991-4610 for details.

Community Registration Dates

The KABA encourages you to talk with KABA Directors and Coaches at area registration sites for the 2010 season at its “Open House” on Sunday, January 31st at the Drawbridge Inn (Ft. Mitchell) from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Contact us at 859 – 991 – 4619 to get the specific dates the organization will conduct sign ups at Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Campbell County & St. Marys Registration

The KABA encourages those in Campbell County to assemble teams from within their individual schools. For example St. Mary’s Parish will conduct registration within the school and parish for the purpose of assembling teams to participate in KABA this year. Registrations from Campbell County will be grouped to form teams by school, church, city and county of residence.

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The league uses age to group children into playing divisions. The age of a child on April 30, 2010 determines the players league age. The divisions Tee Ball – 4 year olds; Rookie Machine Pitch 5 & 6 year olds; Machine Pitch - 7 & 8 year olds; Minor League - 9 & 10 year olds; Major League 11 & 12 year olds; Babe Ruth League - 13 & above.


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January 21, 2010

Wainscott leads Pioneers this season By James Weber


Simon Kenton junior Sydni Wainscott drives past Scott sophomore Audra Starnes during SK’s 57-39 loss to the Eagles in the opening round of the Kenton County Classic Jan. 13 at Scott.

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Sydni Wainscott was the second-leading scorer for the Simon Kenton girls’ basketball team last year. With the graduation of the school’s all-time leading scorer Chelsea Tolliver and four other seniors, Wainscott has had to step up this season. That she has, as the junior guard is averaging 19 points per game through Jan. 15, more than double

her average a year ago. “She knows it’s her time,” SK head coach Jeff Stowers said. “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.” Wainscott has scored 20 points or more in five of the last seven games, including a season-high 27 Jan. 9 against Williamstown. She has led the Pioneers

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been inside play. The Pioneers graduated a lot of size last year. “Our strength is our guard play,” Stowers said. “If we get anything inside, we’ll be fine.” SK is already 5-0 in 32nd District play, and its home game against WaltonVerona Feb. 1 will likely decide the No. 1 seed in the postseason tournament. SK owns a 41-35 win in Walton this year. The Pioneers are 3-0 in conference play in Division I.

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• Covington Catholic boys beat Montgomery County 6452, Jan. 16. Jake Thelen was the top-scorer for Cov Cath with 18 points. • Scott High School boys beat Campbell County 67-51, Jan. 16. Scott’s top-scorer was Jacob Niederegger with 30 points, including one three-pointer. • Simon Kenton High School girls beat Dixie Heights High School 38-20, Jan. 16. Simon’s top-scorer was Sydni Wainscott with 19 points, including five threepointers. Dixie’s top-scorer was Meredith Hartfiel with eight points. • Highlands High School girls beat Scott High School 54-42 in the Kenton County Classic, Jan. 16. Scott’s topscorer was Lauren Tibbs with 21 points.

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What have been the biggest accomplishments and biggest failures of the first year of the Obama Administration? “I am impressed with what the president is doing to help Haiti. “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could only focus the resources of the world to help our neighbors in time of need instead of using these resources to fight with our global neighbors.” G.G.

Next question: Will you still watch American Idol after Simon Cowell leaves? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. “Everything the big ‘BO’ has done is a disappointment and he is the biggest loser. I have never been so disgusted by politicians (and not just the Dems). I am revoking my own right to vote. I mean what’s the point they don’t listen to the people who put them there anyway so why make it easy for them.” N.C.

“One of the biggest accomplishments of the Obama administration is just the mere fact that a “Overall, the Administration’s black American was elected as president. While I disagree with ability to multi-task in dealing most of the administration’s goals with an economic crisis, two wars (I would like less government and while assembling a new adminismore freedom!) I did think it was trative team will be seen by histoabout time that the glass ceiling ry as a blessing to the nation.” Paul was broken for black Americans “I am so proud of President and the highest “Accomplishoffice in our land. ments: Restoring Obama. The United States’ I still could not freedoms guarimage in the world has vote for him in all anteed by the improved and will continue to Constitution that good conscience however, since improve. He has only been in the Bush adminhis goals were istration curoffice a year and he has had tailed.” not mine. The Obama adminisa lot of leftover issues C.K. tration’s biggest to deal with.” failures are put“I am so proud ting us into much of President more debt since Obama. The United States’ image in entering office ... this coming from the world has improved and will a president who complained about continue to improve. He has only the last administration leaving the been in office a year and he has had government with huge deficits! a lot of leftover issues to deal with.” His second biggest failure is someC.J.R. thing he is in the middle of now, the healthcare fiasco. In the mid“Obama’s biggest successes: dle of a huge recession, he is try- Saving our country from another ing to pass a humongous new Great Depression; stimulus; getentitlement which I feel will push ting TARP monies back; health Medicare toward collapse even insurance reform (I hope). faster and find the government “Obama’s biggest failures: Not searching for and implementing a putting more strings on the TARP whole new level of economy sup- money; loss of the public option pressing taxes. Pure folly.” in health care.” J.K.T. J.G. “President Obama’s greatest accomplishment is to challenge the status quo when our political leaders are saying ‘This or that can’t be done.’ His greatest failure and that of our Senate and House of Representatives is to spend 95 percent of their time fighting with each other instead of working for the American public they were elected to serve.” J.W.M.







“Getting stimulus money to our state. New emphasis on our veterans’ needs. Much better image for the U.S. around the world. Attempting the reforming of health care. Caring for humanity. Protecting middle class workers across the U.S. Making intelligence popular again.” E.B.

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Transparency needed in talks

President Barack Obama and the Democratic majority in Congress have spent nearly a year entirely focused on one goal: a costly government takeover of health care. On Christmas Eve, the Senate passed its deeply flawed version of health care “reform” (H.R. 3590) by a vote of 60-39. The House of Representatives passed Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s version of the bill (H.R. 3962) on Nov. 7. While substantial differences between the two versions of health care legislation remain, both rely on a combination of tax increases, Medicare cuts and a much larger role for the federal government in health care decisions. Sadly, both bills fail to truly reform our health care system or reduce cost. Negotiations are now under way between Democratic leadership in the House and the Senate to resolve the differences between the two bills. Although President Obama repeatedly promised to broadcast health care negotiations on C-SPAN for all Americans to see, Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have chosen once again to hide the health care debate behind closed doors.

P e l o s i pledged to lead the “most open and transparent Congress in history.” Despite her assurance, Democratic leaders have U.S. Rep. made a habit of Geoff Davis rushing legislato the Community tion House floor for a Recorder vote without guest allowing sufficolumnist cient time for members of Congress or the American public to read and examine its contents. Case in point: last June, House Democrats forced a vote on their cap and trade legislation that would impose a sweeping national energy tax. The final text of the 1,201-page legislation was not released until 3:09 a.m. on the morning of the vote. Rather than include the public in the discussion on the right way to improve our health care system, Democratic leaders seem more interested in pushing their personal agenda for reform in secret. C-SPAN CEO Brian Lamb

offered to provide a medium for fulfilling President Obama’s promise and sent a letter to Pelosi and Reid requesting they allow all health care negotiations to be broadcast live. You can view the C-SPAN letter at span_letter.pdf. In addition to backing CSPAN’s request, I joined over 150 House Republicans in sponsoring a resolution (H. Res. 847) in support of public negotiations and meetings on health care legislation. In this time of record unemployment and economic recession, Americans have every right to be concerned about the true cost and implications of health care reform legislation. In order to successfully reform health care, we need to ensure that the final legislation is crafted in the open with input from members from both sides of the aisle. The people deserve the opportunity to know what is at stake and share their views with their elected representatives before the final vote on health care occurs. U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Hebron, is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Commonsense legislation for Kentucky taxpayer savings

In my last article, we discussed how to apply business principles to state government to make it smarter, smaller and more service-oriented. This is my second week in Frankfort, and I want to give you a summary of some of the legislation I am working on to accomplish these goals. • Senate Bill 32 requires that inmates who file lawsuits against the Department of Corrections or our county jails must first use the facility’s grievance procedure. This piece of commonsense legislation opposed by the trial lawyers will save taxpayers thousands of dollars that we are currently spending to defend against inmates’ frivolous lawsuits and will reflect the current federal law on the state level. • SB 47 will allow county jails

to charge inmates for the medical costs if they had funds in their inmate accounts. This legislation will also save taxpayers thouState Sen. sands of dollars John and will require Schickel inmates to pay a portion of their Community medical costs Recorder just like you or I. • SB 73 will guest columnist give mentally ill persons or their families the option of a jury trial for these proceedings in district court. It will protect the mentally ill from embarrassing proceedings if they

wish while protecting the constitutional right to a jury trial. The Administrative Office of the Courts estimates this will save half a million dollars. • SB 19 is commonsense legislation that will make it possible for retired pharmacy technicians to donate their time on a voluntary basis without costly license renewal. It is an honor to represent the people of Boone, Gallatin and Kenton counties in the Kentucky State Senate. Please contact me in Frankfort with your concerns and comments. Call 1-800-372-7181 or e-mail me at www.lrc. Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, represents the 11th Senate District which includes Boone and Gallatin Counties and part of Kenton County.

Tops in democracy

Villa Madonna students took first, second, and third place in Veterans of Foreign Wars local post 6095’s Voice of Democracy speech contest. Mike Beebe, of the Marshall Sheldmeyer post in Latonia, visited Villa to announce results - First Place, Jacob Cardis; second place, Alayna Hoblik; and third place, Charlie Hsu. An award ceremony will take place on Feb. 19. These winners will advance to District competition. L to R: Alayna Hoblik, Mike Beebe, Jacob Cardis, Charlis Hsu. PROVIDED

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Community Recorder

January 21, 2010





Northern Kentucky Right To Life

Gary Mattison Jack Kenkel, Sr Br Andrew Gronotte, LC Joel Mattison Br Christopher Gronotte, LC Kathleen Kennedy Mildred McCabe Catherine Kennedy Frank & Joan Gross Mark McClorey Dr Mary C Kennedy David Gross Michelle McClorey Mary Theresa Kennedy Brenda Gross Joseph McClorey Thomas Kennedy Julie Gross Lucy McClorey Chris & Amy Kennedy David Gross Andrew McClorey Owen M. Kennedy, Esq Tony Gross Helen McClorey Owen M. Kennedy, Jr Doug Gross On this thirty-seventh anniversary of the infamous Jane McClorey Richard J Klein Andie Gross Claire McClorey Karen L Klein Chris Gross decision of the Supreme Court exercising its raw Gregory McClorey James Kluemper William Gross judicial power over the lives of the defenseless Chris & Jordan Kluemper In Memory Of Beth McClurg Katie Gross Laci McDaniel Leo J Knipper Jacob Gross unborn, we join with a multitude of others in many David & Mary McGrath Virginia C Knipper Amy Gross cities across this nation, to carry the message of Laurie McKinley Sheri Lynn Knipper Dorothy Grothaus Life to President Barrack Obama and to the 111th Jack Grothaus Nikolaus ChristianWilliam Knipper Scott McKinley Barbara Grunenwald Benjamin Gregory Knipper The McMahon Family Congress. We join the over 100,000 people who Paul Grunenwald, M.D. Luke Matthias Josef Knipper Dorothy McpPherson marched in a circle of life around the capital in Ray McPherson Mrs Orine Haacke Mark William Knipper, II In Loving Memory Of Paul Haacke Mark William Knipper, Sr Aloysius Meese Washington DC on January 22. Eileen Mehuron In Loving Memory Of Rev.Henry Haacke Howard Knox As much as we would like to be there, for many Heidi Haddad Dr & Mrs Richard Menke & Family Sharon Knox it is impossible to travel to Washington. Again, Hannah Haegele James Kocher Joseph G Merten Ebert F Haegele Michael Kolb Ken Mertle we March on Paper. We openly lend our names Ebert H. Haegele Mr & Mrs Mark Kolb Roberta Mettey to urge The Adoption of a Mandatory Human Life Michael Haegele James P Konerman, MD Keith Meyer Ann Haegele Dr Wilhelm Kossenjans Rachael Meyer Amendment to the Constitution of the United Dave & Nancy Hampton Rose Ann Kossenjans Kyle Meyer States of America. Juanita Z Hanna William Kossenjans Kathleen Meyer-Nagel We pledge to strive to attain that goal in memorial Kathy Hatton Maria Kossenjans Richard & Allison Meyers Martha A Hauser Ben Kossenjans Vera Meyers & Family of those little ones who have no identity and bear Dr & Mrs S. Hausladen Christina Kossenjans Tim Michel no names but nonetheless are written on the Sonny & Beverly Hay Teis Kossenjans Kyndal Michel Jerome Hay Enriqueta Kraus Kiristin Michel consciences of all Americans. We are all manner David Hay Walter Kraus Kassidy Michel of people - We are Democrats, Republicans, Gary Hay Chris & Laura Kraus Family Karley Michel Independents, Conservatives, Liberals and all the Brian Hay Bernice Krebs Lisa W Michel Brent Hay Jerry & Kathy Kreger Jim Middendorf shades in between. Marilyn Hegener Don Kremer Gay Middendorf The beautiful red rose, symbol of short life Robert Hegener Jill Kremer Greg Middendorf The Tom Hegener Family Jeanne & Jerry Kremer Jay & Lisa Middendorf and martyrdom, will again bloom in Washington Lou & Marlene Hellmann Monica Krivanek David & Michelle Middendorf January 22. In Memory Of Joseph P.Helmers Ryan Krivanek Greg Middendorf WE HAVE TAKEN A STAND! Julie Brown Hengehold Robert & Karen Kruetzkamp Jaime Middendorf In Loving Memory Of George R Heringer Andy Krumme Isabella Middendorf WE WILL NOT COMPROMISE! Kember Herring Clare Krumme Lillian Middendorf AND WE WILL BE HEARD! Margaret Herrmann Andrew Krumme Judy Miemann John L Herrmann Robert Krumme Mitch Miemann David W. Herrmann Patrick Krumme Peggy S. Miller Betty Brewer Frank Calabresi Irene F Acor Jean Heskamp Caroline Krumme William M. Miller Arnold Brinker Mary Cannon Mara Adams Bernard Heskamp Rose Krusling William & Ruth Ann Miller Dr Richard P Broering Brian Carrillo Janet Albers Maggie & Shea Hicks Paul Krusling Glenmary Lay Missioners Rachel Brauley Broering Angie Carrillo Robert Albers Mark Higdon Norma Krusling David L Molique Joseph Broering William Carrillo Dolly Allen Ruth Higdon Martha Kuchle Alma Moore Matthew Broering Samuel Carrillo Paul J Allgeyer Timothy Hillebrand Roger Kuchle Tom Moore Mark Broering Isabella Carrillo Pat Anderson Mr & Mrs Michael Hillebrand Vivian Kuhlman Andy Moore Katie Broering Vincent Carrillo Sr Mary Walter Ann, Snd Katrina Hillebrand Colleen M. Kunath Jim Moore Patricia C Brooks Jean & Clyde Carter Kelly Antony Patrick Hillebrand Caitlin Kunath Diego Gutierrez Del Moral Carla & Ken Brose Kay Cassidy Amy Arlinghaus Von Hilliard Colin Kunath Claire Moriconi Michael P Cetrulo Dale Arlinghaus In Memory Of Nicholas Brosey Bernard Hillman Conor Kunath Robert Moriconi Emily Arlinghaus Bernie Brossart In Loving Memory Of Camillo D Cetrulo Audrey Hillman Sean Kunath Mary Lou Morsby Eric Arlinghaus In Loving MemoryOfEstelle McGrathCetrulo Pat Brossart Marjean Hils Aidan M. Kunath Alanna Morsby Monica Arlinghaus Drs Nadine & Allan Brown Robert C Cetrulo, Jd Jude Hils Arthur M. Kunath, MD Don Morwessel Natalie Arlinghaus Frank Brown Dan & Cindy Chappie Martha Hinkel Joseph Kunkel Nancy Morwessel Stefanie Arlinghaus Mark Brown Megan Chappie Robert Hofacre Bernie Kunkel Dan Moser Paul & MarlysArlinghaus & Family Bob Brown Luke Chappie Bette Hofacre Angela Kunkel Therese Moser Mark G. Arnzen Barb Brown Grace Chappie Frances M Hoffer Anthony Kunkel Margaret Mucker Terri Babey Mae Brueggeman Michael Chappie Ralph & Peggy Hoffer Catherine Kunkel Mary H Muehlenkamp Mark Babey Mr & Mrs James Brueggemann Gianna Chappie Jan Samuel Hoffman Virginia Kunkel Carol J. Muench Jim Brueggemann Andrew Babey Mary Ann Cheevers Jean Hoffman James Kunkel Edward J. Muench Maria Brueggemann Leigha Babey Margi Christos Lawrence Hoffman Marianne Kunkel David Muench Jacinta Brueggemann Barb & Wayne Bach Harry Clark Grace E Hogan Mark Kunkel Ruth Murphy Catherine Brueggemann Anne H. Clarke Mr & Mrs Robert Bacon Charlene M. Holtz Eric Kunkel Joe Murphy Mr & Mrs Dominic Brueggemann Rose, Zach & Lauren Class Christos Bagialtsalief John L. Holtz Lisa Kunkel Shane Murphy Mr & Mrs Nicholas Brueggemann Fred & Harriet Clayton Rossanna Bagialtsalief Laura Horan Mary Kunkel Patrick Murphy Mary Margaret Brueggemann Jerry Ballard Jeremiah Cole Stephen & Mary Darlene Horton Maria Kunkel Cecilia Murphy Mr & Mrs Luis Ballester Gabriel Brueggemann Vivian Cole Al Howe Rachel Kunkel Xavier Murphy Sandy Ballinger Jerome Brueggemann Strephon Cole Margie Howe Julianna Kunkel Kathleen M Murphy Dorothy Bankemper Ignatius Brueggemann Micah Cole Robert & Helen Huber Melissa Kunkel Paul Murphy Stan Barczak Regina Brueggemann Jaron Cole Mr & Mrs Lee Huesman Katherine Kunkel Jayne Murphy Cathy Barczak Stanislaus Brueggemann Lilly Cole Lawrence Hull Nicholas Kunkel Rev Robert Mussman Mary Barczak Joachim Brueggemann Jane Cole Musilli Wogan Nadaud Families Carrie Hull Bridget Kunkel Elizabeth Barczak Mercedes Brueggemann Sr Eleanor Colgan, Snd Den Christopher J. Hull Gerard Kunkel Tim Nagel Joseph & Peggy Collopy Rachel Barczak Victoria Brueggemann James T Hull Nora Kunkel Peggy & Greg Neal Elizabeth Colville, Glm Sarah Barczak Diego Brueggemann Patricia A. Huller Joseph Kunkel, Jr Jean Nehus Karen Combs Rose Barczak Patrick Brueggemann Dr Thomas J. Huller The Kuper Family Lorraine Neltner Tyler CombS Maria Barczak Anna Brueggemann Jack & Marlene Hummel Donna S. La Eace James Neltner Thomas W Condit Cherlyn Barczak Maria Brueggemann Joe Hunt Mary Jo La Eace Linus & Ruth Neltner Family Kristina M Condit Ireneusz Barczak Elizabeth Brueggemann Cindy Hunt In Memory Of Rita La Eace Barb Nieporte Megan A Condit In Memory Of Joe Barket Joseph Brueggemann Louie Hunt Paul Lajoye Vern Nieporte Joseph H Conley John M Barry Michael Brueggemann Bridgette Hunt Bridgette Lajoye Bryan Nieporte Sue J Conley Lilly C Barry Grace Brueggemann Geena Hunt Julianne Lajoye Patty Nieporte Rita Connelly William R Bauereis Nicholas Brueggemann Joey Hunt Adriana Lajoye Jake Nieporte Jon Connelly Joseph Beckerich Mark Brueggemann Taylor Hunt Christine Lajoye Kevin Nieporte Judy Corcoran Wayne Beil Angela Brueggemann Mrs Thomas Huth Joseph Lajoye Kate Nieporte Ronald & Jewell Curtis Tiersa Beil Diana M. Brueggemann In Loving Memory Of DrTom Huth Paul Lajoye, Jr. Justin Nieporte Michael Dant Nicholas Beil Holly Brueggemann Terri & Dave Huwel Mr & Mrs Tom Lamping & Family Josh Nieporte Jack & Marion L Dauer Cristin Beil John Brueggemann Chris Huwel Dolores C Landwehr & Family Frances Nieporte Tom Daugherty Cathy Beil Benedict Brueggemann Greg Huwel Jeffrey S Learman Fran Nieporte Nick Beil Lisa Brueggemann Samantha Daugherty Bucher Ann Huwel Bobby Lederer Ron Nieporte Philomena Beil John Brueggemann Katie Daugherty Carter Joe Huwel Donald Lee Aaron Nieporte Isabella Beil Bernadette Brueggemann Eight Daugherty Grandkids Tom Huwel Carolyna Lenhardt Gina Nieporte Wayne Beil, II Carmelita Brueggemann Sally Daugherty Lindsley Brian & Courtney Huwel David & Melissa Leyland Lindsay Nieporte Wayne Beil, III Mary Brueggemann Tom Daugherty, Jr Michael & Amy Huwel Albert & Rose Littner Family Avery Nieporte Nick Bell Bernard Brueggemann Jeanne Decker Guy & Susan Huxel Ray & Joan Loebker & Family Hannah Nieporte Christy Bell Robert Brueggemann Frank Decker Kate Iadipaolo Wesley Loerich Samantha Nieporte Genevieve Bell Jim & Ann Brun Janet R. Dee Chiara Iadipaolo Lesta Loerich Christine Nieporte Christiana Bell Bob & Honey Brunson In Memory Of James H Dee Gabriel Iadipaolo Michelle Long Kaiya Nieporte Linkugel Giovanni Bell Adam Iadipaolo Oren Donald Long Judge Tim Nolan Patricia Bendel Baby Iadipaolo Michael Lonnemann Julia D. Nolan Mark A Bergman Paula Insho Jill Lonnemann Edward T Norton James & Charlotte Berling In Reparation forYears of Legalized Abortion Tom & Barb Ison & Family Michelle Lonnemann Diane Nuxoll Eleanor Bermingham Taunya Nolan Jack Alexandra Lonnemann Joe Nuxoll Saturday, January 23, 2010 Eric Bermingham Jeff Jack Gabrielle Lonnemann Susan Nuxoll Caitlin Bermingham SPEAKERS: Rachel Jackman Joseph F Lonnemann Margaret O’Brien Noah Bermingham Esther Jackson In Memory Of Loretto John O’Brien Jack Gruber, Chairman of Family First • Chris Monzel, Joseph Bermingham Sam Jackson Mary Luebbe Daniel O’Brien Cincinnati Councilman • Robert C. Cetrulo, NKRTL President Vincent J Bessler Betsy & Henry Jacquez Ralph Luebbe Karen O’Brien Kathleen M Bessler PROCESSION: Charles & Abby Jahnigen Jarrod Lux Kathy O’Brien Jacob C Bessler Joan Jaindl In Memory Of Richard & Helen Lyon Barb O’Brien Time: 11:00 AM Where: Cincinnati City Hall - 801 Plum Street Benjamin V Bessler Daniel Jaindl Michael Macke Mary Lu O’Brien RALLY: Abigail M Bessler Robert Jaindl Charles Macke Margaret Mary O’Brien Anthony E Bessler Joseph Jaindl Jean Macke Margaret O’Conner Time: 11:45 AM Where: Fountain Square Bridget K Bessler Mary Jaindl Agnes Mader Paul A O’Daniel Jude W Bessler Lois Buerger Dan Gottlieb Mary L. Dickerson Andrew Jaindl Edward Mader Samantha A O’Daniel Aloysius J Bessler Tim Buerger Alison Gottlieb Raymond G Dickerson Kenneth Jaindl Colleen Maghaus Bryan E O’Daniel Nathaniel L Bessler Mr & Mrs Cletus Bulcher Tony Dietrich Katie Gottlieb Elizabeth Jaindl Anthony & Elvera Maier Brooke N O’Daniel Bro Blaise Betley Cfp Joe & Joyce Burwinkel In Loving Memory OfThomas X.Dillon David Gottlieb Michael Jaindl, Jr. Sr.Virginia Marie Thomas, Sj.W. Beverly S O’Daniel Richard & Mary Jo Beyer Beth Burwinkel Donna & Will Grady Timothy Dillon Dr. Michael Jaindl, Sr Margie Marshall Linda Ochs Tony Beyer Michele Burwinkel Bill Grady Brenden Dillon Marilyn Janson Ron Marshall Rick Ochs Nick Beyer Andrew Burwinkel Eileen Grady Katie Marie Dillon Paul Janson, M.D. Kathy Marshall Mark Pack Theresa Beyer Christopher Burwinkel The Droege Grandchildren Diana Javins Anne Dillon Jo Martin Carla Padgett Howard Bezold Paul A Busam, MD The Soward Grandchildren James Javins Terry Dillon In Loving Memory Of Mike Martin Janice Paolucci Lucille Bezold Rita Bushelman The Young Grandchildren Mr & Mrs Howard Jent Sean Dillon Bruce & Mary Biedenharn D.J. Bushelman Mark Graven Grace Dillon Mr & Mrs Nathan Jent Joe & Rita Biedenharn Casey Bushelman Joan Green Mary Ellen Dillon Fireman Joe Jeff & Jen Biedenharn Susan Bushelman James Green Chris Dillon Mary Ellen Johnson David Biedenharn Sheri Bushelman Michael Green Lissa Dillon Larry W. Jones Richard & Barbara Blank Bill Butler Claire Dillon Mr & Mrs Roger Greer & Family Julia C. Jones Glenn & Louise Bodde Family Jerilyn Butler Betty L Grimme Brian Dineen Katherine M. Jones Angela Boh Anita Butler Caitlin Dineen Paul A. Grimme Jim Kaelin, Sr Aaron Boh Mary Dolores Butler Shannon Dineen Eric Groeschen Peggy M Kaiser Stephanie Boh Julianna Butler Amy G Dineen Angela Groeschen Cam Kassner Jack Boh Michael Butler Georgiann Dischar Matthew Groeschen Mike Keipert Douglas Boh Helen Butler Nicholas Domville Zachary Groeschen Patti Keipert Dennis Boh Christopher Butler Doug Dornbusch Maria Groeschen Jodi Keller Gary Bolte Gabriel Butler Beverly Draud Hannah Groeschen Steven Keller Matthew Bolte Maria Butler Jon Draud Rachel Groeschen Rev Theodore A Keller Ruth Ann Bolte Suzanne Butler David Dressman Bethany Groeschen Jean Kellerman Greg Martin John P. Paolucci Joanne E Boone Anthony Butler Al Dressman Adam Groeschen Art Kellerman Ed Martin Sandra Paolucci Joseph A Boone Carolyn Butler Thomas & Darla Dressman Virginia Groeschen Sandy Kellerman Dinah Martin Michael Paolucci Charlie Bradley Anne Butler Anne Dulle Gerald G. Groneman Tim Kellerman Gina & Greg Martini Robert & Judith Parsons Mimi Bradley Heather Byerly Geri Duritsch Terry Groneman Dave Kellerman Joe Martino Giles Patterson Constance Hacker Brady Jesse Byerly Marie Duritsch Mary K Gronotte Jeff Kellerman Mary Lou & Joe Marusin Susan Patterson Charles J Breen, MD Ruth L Cahill Clem Dwertman Mary Anne Gronotte Beth Kellerman Emily Mason Isabella Joy Patterson Charles Brewer Marilyn Cahill F. Robert Dwyer Tim Gronotte Tom Kellerman Michael Mason Gabrielle Hope Patterson Lisa Brewer Bon Cahill Kathleen A Dwyer Elizabeth Gronotte Joanne Kemmerer Angie Mattison Alexandra Faith Patterson Arica Egan Dan Egan Isabel Egan Josiah Egan Veronica Rose Egan Anna Eisner Luke Eisner Charlie Eisner Andrew Eisner Molly EIsner Ron & Debbie Engelman Joseph & Elvera Enzweiler Joseph & Cindy Enzweiler, III Larry & Barb Erpenbeck Catherine Exeler Dottie Farrell Bernie Farrell Joan Fasold Don Fasold Charles R Fedders Crystal Fedders Frank Feinauer Trudy Feinauer Janet Feiser Jeff Feiser Tina Feldman Robert Feldman Elizabeth Feldman Jeffrey Feldman Joseph Feldmann Tashawn Feldmann Larry J Felthaus Ed Ferguson Dennis Fessler Norma Fessler Sr Monica Fessler Osb Jeanne & Jeffrey Finck Amy W. Findley Chris Findley Jacob FindLey Ashley Findley Allison Findley George & Diana Finke Fred Fischer Judy Fischer Marlene Miceli Flick Carole A Foltz Janet G Foushee In Loving Memory Of Eugene H Fox Betty A Fragge Ronald G Fragge, MD The Frambes Family Steve Franzen Debbie Franzen Nicholas Franzen Leah Franzen Mac Franzen Vic Freihofer Rex Freihofer Ken & Janie Frey Leonard Fritz & Family In Loving Memory Of Emily Froelicher Sara Fryman Donna & Richard Gabel Rick Gabel Robin Gabel Tonya Gabel Dylan Gabel Dustin Gabel Nick Gallo Family M. Angela Garrett James D. Garrett Joanne Gaynier Jack Gearding The Geise Family Mary Jo Germann Hank Germann Nick Germann Megan Germann Victoria Gesenhues Lucille Gibson Vince & Betty Giglio Family Donald E Gilker Jane Gilkey’s Family The Ellarie Glenn Family The Glenn Family Brenda Bushelman Gluck Keith Gluck Anthony Gluck Lucas Gluck Valerie Gluck Holly Gluck Veronica Gluck Lawrence Goebel Mary Goetz Norbert Goetz Inga Goetz The Goetz Family Dorothy Gold Roy Gold Ben Goldade Theresa Goldade MichellE Goldade Ashley Goldade Francis Goldade Terrance L Good Peter D Goodwin M.D. Valia Gorman Family Aileen Gottlieb

26th ANNUAL Pro-Life Rosary Procession & Rally

Mr & Mrs Andy Shaw Mr & Mrs Gerald Shawhan Michael Shawhan Kate Shawhan Mike & Donna Sheehy Joseph P Sheehy Ann Siebel Paul & Mary Ann Siebel Jerry Siebel Rose R Siegrist Duane & Jan Skavdahl Samantha Skavdahl Dr Smith Mary Smith Lou Smith Suzanne Smith Jim & Erika Smith & Family Bobby & Nicole Smith & Family Mary Jo Sova Todd Sova Gage Sova Keith Sova Christine Sova John R Sower Phyllis A Sower Thomas E Sower Will Sower John R Sower, III Andrew Spoor Dean Spoor Iris Spoor Richard Spoor Robert Spoor Mr & Mrs Richard Spoor Joe Stadtmiller In Loving Memory Of Lorain Stadtmiller Joey Scott Stambush Regina Stambush Joseph Stambush Ricky Stambush Cara Stambush Ray Stamper Amanda Stamper Hannah Stamper William Stamper Emma Stamper Caroline Stamper Shandon Stamper Cyndi Stamper Victoria Stamper Adam Stamper Jonah Stamper Ellianna Stamper Jack Stamper Dr Aaron Stamper Alisha Stamper Raymond Stamper Tallia Stamper Breanna Stamper Caleb Stamper Adelia Stamper Jill Stamper Reuben Stamper Shandon Stamper, II Debbie Starosciak Margie Stegel Jim Stegel Vanessa Stegel Jake Stegel Nathan Stegel Marissa Stegel Ruth M Steltenkamp Tom Steltenkamp Steve Steltenkamp Carrie Brown Strittholt Virginia Strunk Judy Stubenrauch The Gary Studer Family Ed Sulken Max Sulken Marley Sulken Judy Niehaus Sulken Davey Sullivan Andrea Sullivan Theresa Summe Samantha Summe Darlene H. Summe Anthony T. Summe Pam Summe Mark Summe Billy Summe Matthew Summe Lea Ann Summe Maximilian Summe Maria Summe John J Summe Jr Fred H. Summe, Esq Connie Summers Charity Summers Frank Schreiber Terry Summers Edward Schroeder R. Talbert Family Dolores Schroeder Al & Jan Tallarigo Mary G. Schroer Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Themann Mary Schroer Christa L. Themann Ken & Patricia Schulte Daniel J. Themann Theresa Schulz Marybeth Themann William Schulz Rev Mr Daniel Themann Philip J Schutte The Joseph Themann Family Gregory Schutte Carl Thomas Kristen Schutte Russell Thomas Mr & Mrs Carl Schutte Mr & Mrs Stephen Schutte Joanne Thomas Carolyn Thomas Andrew Schutte David Thomas Doug Schwarber Kathy Thomas Eric Schwarber Joe Thomas Maureen Schwarber Jeff Thomas Natalie Schwarber Harry Thomas Amy Schwarber Ginnyq Thomas Abby Schwarber John & Marilyn Thomas & Family Grant Schwarber SrVirginia MarieThomas,S.J.W. Damian Schwarber Don & Crystal Sebastian & Family In Memory Of Mary CatherineThomson Donna & Keith Thornberry Larry Sendelbach Mary Lou Toelke Kay Sendelbach Marilyn Trauth Michelle Sendelbach

HEALTH CARE BILLS ARE INCURABLY FLAWED “Seriously flawed” is how the Family Research Council described both the Senate and House bills, since both, besides funding abortion, “still allow rationing of health care for seniors, raise health costs for families, mandate that families purchase under threat of fines and penalties, offer counsel about assisted suicide in some states, do not offer broad conscience protections for health care workers, and seek to insert the federal government into all aspects of citizens’ lives.” “…thehealthcarebillisfatallyflawedandassuchcannotbesupported,” writes Bishop RobertVasa of Baker, Oregon. Bishop R. Walter Nickless of Sioux City, Iowa, warned: “First and most important, the Church will not accept any legislation that mandates coverage, public or private, for abortion, euthanasia, or embryonic stem-cell research. …As a corollary of this, we insist equally on adequate protection of individual rights of conscience for patients and health care providers not to be made complicit in these evils. … A so-called reform that imposes these evils on us would be far worse than keeping the health care system we now have.” All of the pending bills have been uniformly condemned by all serious pro-lifers, including the Catholic Medical Association, Focus on the Family, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, the Southern Baptist Convention, Family Research Council, and numerous individual bishops throughout the United States. A fuller exposition of the reasons for objection by serious pro-lifers can be found at Abortion Funding Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia, who chairs the U.S. Bishops’ SecretariatofPro-LifeActivities,stated: “Bywhatright,then,andbywhat precedent, would Congress make abortion coverage into a nationwide norm, or force Americans to subsidize it as a condition for participating in a public health program?” The Cardinal concluded that the current legislation being proposed was “not acceptable.” In the House version, even with the Stupak Amendment, “Abortions are covered through private plans…The bill also requires the existence of at least one insurance plan that covers abortion ‘services’ in each state.Tax dollarsmaynotfundabortionsunderprivateinsurance,butthoseprivate planparticipantsarepayingforabortionthroughtheirpremiums,”points out American Life League, an uncompromising pro-life organization. Subsidiarity Even assuming that the moral deficits in both the House and Senate bills could be remedied, which is impossible, there remains yet another very serious problem with the legislation. The introduction of the wholesale takeover of the health care system by the federal government is in violation of the principle of the doctrine of subsidiarity, supported in Christianethicsaswellasinsoundpoliticalphilosophy. Thislongstanding doctrine of subsidiarity teaches quite clearly of the dangers of excessive governmental intervention. Subsidiarity is a basic principle of Catholic social teaching, and was again explained by Pope John Paul II in 1991 in his encyclical Centesimus Annus: “A community of higher order should not interfere in the internal life of a community of a lower order, depriving the [lower] of its functions, but rather should support it in case of need and help to coordinate its activity with the activities of the rest of society.” InadocumentissuedjointlybyMostRev.JohnF.Naumann,Archbishop ofKansasCity,KS,andMostRev.RobertW.Finn,BishopofKansasCitySt. Joseph, MO, this danger was pointed out clearly: “The writings of recent Popes have warned that the neglect of subsidiarity can lead to an excessive centralization of human services, which in turn leads to excessive costs, and loss of personal responsibility and quality of care. …diminishing personal responsibility or creating an inordinately bureaucratic structure which will be vulnerable to financial abuse, be crippling to our national economy, and remove the sense of humanity from the work of healing and helping the sick.” Even assuming that we were able to secure clear language protecting against abortion funding, euthanasia counseling, health care rationing, denial of conscience rights, etc., those in charge of implementing this legislation have made their pro-death inclinations abundantly clear, and would have great authority to corrupt what otherwise might be thought to be clear and incorruptible language of the legislation. This administration, or future ones, having put the feet of this nation on this disastrous path of government-operated health care, would certainlyfindthispowerandcontrolintoxicatingandwouldbeunableto resist further advances in these dangerous policies. Joanne Paul Dr Rand Paul & Family Donna Lee Penick Dorothy Phirman Gayle Piron Dan Piron David Piron Sarah Piron Rev Robert Poandl John & Geri Pohlgeers Kurt & Cindy Pohlgeers Frank & Linda Pohlgeers Katie Pohlgeers Jonathan Pohlgeers Gregory & Amy Pohlgeers Dan & Joan Pohlgeers Dr & Lisa Pohlgeers Dr Anthony Pohlgeers Vic & Sue Ponzer & Family Peggy Premec Paige Premec Kathy & Jim Purcell John David Rabe Family Ryan Ramdass Brendan Ramdass Jill Ramdass, RN Peter J. Readnour Jennifer Readnour Amber Readnour Jennifer Lynn Readnour Ellen Readnour Rosemarie Readnour Lillianne Readnour Peter J. Readnour, II Rev James Reber Lois Reber Doran Reed Georgiana Reed Stephen & Sophie Reen Jackie Regner Timothy Reilly Mary Jane Reilly Brett Reilly Katie Reilly Brady Reilly Mary Kay Reilly Dolores Rettig Pauline Reuter Bill Reuter & Family Lynn & Jay Rice Jane Riehemann Marilyn Riehle, GLM Daniel Risch Will & Ellie Ritter Victor Ritze Doris Ritze Cathy Roberts Dick & Nancy Roeding The Jim &Terry Roessler Family Kal Rogers

Blanche Rogers Lloyd Rogers Kenneth Rogers Paul J Rohling Robert J Rohling Tom & Patti Rolf Michael Rolf Nicholas Rolf Anna Romito Barb Ruh Jim Ruh Stephen Ruh Megan Ruh Gene & Theresa Russell Ronald Rust Kathleen Ryan Pat Ryan Mike Ryan Matt Ryan Delana Sanders Anna Grace Sanders Rob Sanders Maria Sauerland Linda L Sawma Mr & Mrs Terry Schaeper Stephen Schaeper Leo Schappacher Mari Schappacher Elizabeth Schappacher Susanna Schappacher Virginia Schappacher Victoria Schappacher Peter Schappacher Michael Schappacher Leo Schappacher, Jr. Laura Scharf Jeff Scharf Abbigail Scharf Anna Scharf Ann Schenk Margie Schepman Jack Schepman Mrs R Scherrer Jack Schierer Mary Schmidt Dr James L Schmitt Gina Schmitt Kelly Schmitt Brittany Schmitt Austin Schmitt Caleb Schmitt Thane Schmitt Aubrey Schmitt Joseph J. Schmitz Mary E Schneider Eric & Mary Schneider Yandell P Schneider Tom & Trudy Schneider Butch & Gina Schneider & Family Joyce Schreiber

Andy Trauth Marti Tunget Glenn Tunget Sherry Tuschong Elmer Tuschong Thad Tuschong William R. Twehues Sandra L. Twehues Fatima Uribe Nita L Vanasse Mary A. Vennemann Robert F. Vennemann In Loving Memory Of Elizabeth Vennemann Rich Vennemann Linda Vennemann Randy Vennemann Daniel Vennemann Nicholas Vennemann Mr & Mrs Fred Vezina Jackie Vezina Michelle Vezina Erik Vezina Thomas & Carol Voet Charlotte Volpenhein Tom Volpenhein Jim Volpenhein Laura & Richard Wallace & Family Julie Wartman Jennifer Wartman Kyle Wartman Devin Wartman Tyler Wartman Kara Wartman Macy Wartman Jeremy Wartman, II Larry Wartman, Jr Larry Wartman, Sr Jeremy Wartman, Sr Gary Weisenberger Kim Weisenberger Dave Weller David Weller Christina Weller Michael Weller Jerri Weller Emily Wells Matt Wells Marlene Wendling Douglas Wenk John Wenk Ryan Wenk Andrew Wenk Thomas Wenk Susan Wenk, M.D. The Bernard Wesselman Family Paula Westwood Greg Westwood Abigail Westwood Mary Westwood In Memory Of Gayle Whaley In Memory Of Judith Whaley Mr & Mrs Randy Wical Connie Wiedeman Sara Wiedeman Grace Wiedeman Nancy J Wills Dennis Wilson Anna Marie Wilson Edward A. Wilson Jason Wilson Trisha Wilson LaurA Ann Wilson Hope Louise Wilson Richard Wilson Tosha Wilson Adella Annabelle Wilson Emily Elizabeth Wilson Thomas Anthony Wilson James Patrick Wilson Melanie Wilson Evan Alexander Wilson Maria Roseanne Wilson Paul Charles Wilson Ilena Anneliese Wilson Alice R Wintersheimer Justice Donald C.Wintersheimer Blaise Q. Wintersheimer Craig P. Wintersheimer Mark D. Wintersheimer Stephen Witte George K Witte Teresa Woeste Edwin Woeste Jim Woeste Joey Woeste Timmy Woeste Thomas C Wolfe Woltering Joseph “Bud” & Theresa Woltering Mark Wormald Angie Wormald Maria Wormald Robby Wormald Mary Wright Family Anna V. Yaegel Mark S Yaegel Ken Zalewski Jennifer Zalewski William & Barb Zerhusen Mr & Mrs William Zerhusen Angela Zerhusen Evan Zerhusen Mr & Mrs Jaden Zerhusen David E Ziegler Patricia Ziegler Amy Ziegler Mary Lee Zumbiel Robert W. Zumbiel Ruth Zumbiel Greg Zumbiel Edward Zumbiel Michael Zumbiel Patrick Zumbiel

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Dale Shoemaker, who owns Rooftime, points out some of the different products he sells during a Home Expo exhibition at the Sharonville Convention Center Saturday, Feb. 9.

Roofer delivers on promise By Patricia A. Scheyer Community Recorder contributor

Dale Shoemaker wants to be able to look people in the eye and tell them their roof is done exactly the way it should be done, so he doesn’t take shortcuts. “Owens Corning has determined that we are preferred contractors, so they double their warranties on their products because we use them exactly according to instructions,” said Shoemaker. “It all pays off in the end. When you do things right, people come back because you did such a quality job.” The company has an office and a showroom on Limaburg Creek road off Route 18. Among other

things, Rooftime sells insulation, siding, gutters and skylights. In their showroom customers are shown precisely what materials will be used on their house, and how they will fit. “With all the family members, we have many years of experience behind us,” said Sandy Feltner, Office Manager for the company. “Our staff is knowledgeable and can answer any questions you have.” For more information, the company has a web site,, or their phone number is 859341-TIME (8463). If you would like to nominate a small business for our spotlight email Nancy Daly at


Blues Festival

Cincy Blues Society will be hosing the Winter Blues Fest at the Southgate House in Newport Jan. 29-30. The festival will feature 26 different bands, including Miss Lissa & Company (pictured), that will perform on three different stages. BITS Band opens each night at 6 p.m. and each night ends with an open blues jam beginning at 12:30 a.m. Cost to attend the festival is $15 per night and $10 per night for members of the Cincy Blues Society. This event benefits the Blues in the Schools program. For information, call 4312201 or visit

Be healthy

Follow through on that New Year’s Resolution by attending the weekly seminar, “Never Say Diet Again: 10 Steps to a Healthier You,” presented by the Kenton County Cooperative Extension Service. The 10-week series of classes begin Jan. 25 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost for the entire series is only $20. The sessions will be held

at the Durr Annex, which is located at 3099 Dixie Highway in Edgewood. Fore more information, call 356-3155.

Hoops and Hooves

Join fellow University of Louisville alumni at Turfway Park for an action-packed day of horse racing and basketball from noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 30. For $25, fans get a buffet lunch, access to a cash bar, a racing program and a private room to watch Louisville play West Virginia at noon. For more information, call 513-260-3200.

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The Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky built a handicap bathroom for a Covington family. Pictured are Covington residents Ron and Cynthia Baker with their four children. Left to right: Christie Donaldson, Cynthia, Nathan Baker, Ron Sr. and Melissa Maschinot. Center: Ron Jr.

Home Builders made wish come true for man By Regan Coomer

Getting some of the little things back made all the difference for Ron Baker Jr., a paralyzed Covington man. “When people think of losing stuff, they never realize it’s the little stuff you end up missing,” he said. Ron Jr., 32, hadn’t been able to take a shower since the car accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down in 2001. All he wanted was to feel the water on his face, said father Ron Sr., but to do that the family needed a handicapaccessible bathroom that would cost too much for the recently-retired couple. That changed in December when the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky (HBA) made that dream come true for the Bakers. “You’ve heard of the Make-A-Wish Foundation,” Ron Sr. said. “I would say if he had a wish, his has been answered.” The HBA donates labor and materials and solicits donations for projects like the Bakers’ in Northern Kentucky about once every quarter, said former chair Doug Delay. A nurse of Ron Jr.’s proposed the project to the HBA, Delay said. “We help out a needy family or someone who deserves it,” Delay said. “We felt like it was the right thing to do to build a bathroom to accommodate Ron Jr.” Ron Sr. said he had applied for every grant he could think of to help build a bathroom for his son. “We were disbelieving,” Ron Sr. said when he heard of the HBA’s deci-


The Northern Kentucky Home Builders Association built a handicap-accessible bathroom for the Baker family of Covington. The couple’s son, Ron Jr., is paralyzed and wasn’t able to take a shower on his own. Pictured is the new sink, that was placed high enough on the wall so that Ron Jr.’s wheel chair can roll under it. sion. “Everything they put in was first class. They didn’t skimp anywhere at all.” The HBA created a full bathroom in Ron Jr.’s bedroom, Delay said, including a roll-in shower, a handicap toilet and a sink that was built higher so Ron Jr.’s wheelchair would fit underneath it. The project would have cost over $20,000. “They were like angels. They were kind enough to come donate all the materials and build a top-of-the-line bathroom,” Ron Jr. said. “Even if we were able to go and build a bathroom it wouldn’t have been this nice.” Besides making it possible for Ron

Jr. to take a shower, brush his teeth and wash his hands more easily, the HBA’s project allowed Ron Sr. and his wife Cynthia to avoid a financial burden. “We were going to have to eventually get a loan to get a bathroom put in for him,” Ron Sr. said. Since the new bathroom has been built, Ron Jr. has been able to take a shower a few times a week. “It’s perfect. I can fit perfectly in there,” Ron Jr. said. Ron Jr. is one of four of the Baker’s children. Ron and Cynthia have four grandchildren. For more information about the HBA, visit

American Red Cross aiding Haiti relief The American Red Cross is sending money, supplies and staff to Haiti to support relief efforts there after the Jan. 12 earthquake, which caused catastrophic damage and loss of life. According to reports, as many as three million people may have been affected by the quake, which collapsed government buildings and caused major damage to hospitals in the area. The Red Cross is contributing an initial $1 million from the International Response Fund to support the relief operation, and has opened its warehouse in Panama to provide tarps, mosquito nets and cooking sets for approximately 5,000 families. In addition to Red Cross staff already in Haiti, six disaster management specialists are being deployed to the disaster zone to help coordinate relief efforts.

At this time, the American Red Cross is only deploying volunteers specially trained to manage international emergency operations. There has been an outpouring of support from the public. To help, people can make an unrestricted donation to the International Response Fund at or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-7332767). The public can also help by texting “Haiti” to 90999 to send a $10 donation to the Red Cross, through an effort backed by the U.S. State Department. Funds will go to support American Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti. Debris and collapsed bridges are making access to many areas extremely difficult. Telephone service and electricity are out in many places. Haitian Red

Cross staff worked throughout the night to rescue people still trapped in their homes and provide first aid. The priority remains to provide food, water, temporary shelter, medical services and emotional support. The American Red Cross already had 15 staff in Haiti providing ongoing HIV/AIDS prevention and disaster preparedness programs. All are reported to be safe and responding to the disaster. While communication with those in Haiti is still difficult, people should contact the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services at 1-888-407-4747 if trying to reach a U.S. citizen living or traveling in Haiti. If trying to reach a Haitian citizen, callers should continue to call or contact other family members who live nearby.


Community Recorder

January 21, 2010


ART & CRAFT CLASSES Fiber Arts: Sewing Class, 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Ages 10 and up. Volunteers with sewing skills to help younger students needed. Registration required. 491-3942; Covington. ART CENTERS & ART MUSEUMS

Paintings by Ryan Snow, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Works of subtle, grey or nearly white abstracts. 491-3942. Covington. A New Year of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Works by Jommi Chung, Marc Leone, Christopher John Troutman, Scott Donaldson, Cedric Michael Cox and Matt Tullis. Through Feb. 19. 957-1940; Covington.


Interior Views, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Sandra Small Gallery, 124 W. Pike St. Narrative figurative paintings in Classical Realism style. Additional hours by appointment. Free. Through Feb. 12. 291-2345; www.sandrasmallgallery. com. Covington.



Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444; Newport.


Help All the Little Ones League Event, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs, 20 W. 11th St. Benefits DCCH HALO League. $20. Presented by Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home. 331-2040, ext. 255; Covington.


Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Zinfandel I. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, 670 W. Third St. Free. 291-2550; Covington.


Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Crestview Hills Town Center, 2929 Dixie Highway, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointments required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 513-686-3300. Crestview Hills.


Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Two children ages 2-12 admitted free with each adult paying full admission price of $20. Children under 2 always free. Strollers welcome. 261-7444; www.newport Newport.

AMPED! for Autism, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. Noctaluca, Chiva Knievel with Freakbass, Where’s Joe?, The Killbillys and Melodic Connections performers. Ages 18 and up. Benefits Families with Autism Spectrum Disorders. $10 ages 18-20, $7 ages 21 and up. 431-2201. Newport.



Fiery Furnaces, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. $15, $12 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions, Inc. 431-2201. Newport. The Future of Music with the School for Creative and Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Budig Theatre. Sneak peak at musical masters of tomorrow. Part of the Carnegie in Concert series. $18. 491-2030; Covington.


American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 11:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St. Beginners welcome. $4. Presented by Northern Kentucky Bridge Club. 689-5743; Elsmere. F R I D A Y, J A N . 2 2

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Fiber Arts: Crochet, 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Bring an existing project or start a new one. All experience levels. Teens and adults. 491-3942; Covington. ART CENTERS & ART MUSEUMS

Paintings by Ryan Snow, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 4913942. Covington. A New Year of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 9571940; Covington.


Interior Views, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sandra Small Gallery, Free. 291-2345; Covington.

Woodwind Steel, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, DJ music and dancing continues to 2 a.m. $5. 441-4888. Cold Spring.


Richard Marx and Matt Scannell, 7:30 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St. Grand Ballroom. Acoustic renditions of “Endless Summer Nights,” “Everything You Want,” “Save Me From Myself” and more. $70 stage front, $60 VIP, $50, $40. Reservations Scannell required. 4918000; Newport.


Southern Highway, 10 p.m. Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 356-1440. Independence.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. 261-2365; Covington.


Motion Sick Love Slaves, 10 p.m. Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 342-7000. Erlanger. Daniel Orlando, 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. York St. Cafe, 738 York St. 261-9675; Newport. Ladyfingers, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Free. 431-2201. Newport. Bears of Blue River, 9:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Parlour. With the Chocolate Horse and Josiah Wolf of WHY?. $8 ages 18-20, $5 ages 21 and up. 4312201; Newport.


Alpen Echos, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St. 471-7200. Newport.

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ON STAGE - COMEDY Eddie Griffin, 8 p.m. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Comedian and actor. Special engagement. No coupons or passes accepted. Ages Griffin 21 and up. $30. 957-2000. Newport.


American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Elsmere Senior Center, $4. 689-5743; Elsmere. S A T U R D A Y, J A N . 2 3


Arts and Crafts, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Ages 8 and up. 491-3942. Covington.



24/7, 9:30 p.m. KJ’s Pub, 2379 Buttermilk Crossing, 344-1413. Crescent Springs. Corner Pocket, 10 p.m. Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 342-7000. Erlanger. Small Time Crooks, 7 p.m. With Loudmouth, Pilot Around the Stars, The Brothers and The Sisters, and When All Else Fails. Mad Hatter, 620 Scott Blvd. $7. 291-2233. Covington. Scotty Karate, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Juney’s Lounge. Ages 21 and up. Free. 431-2201. Newport. Drummer, 9 p.m. With the Lion’s Rampant and Guitars. Doors open 8 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. All ages. $10. 431-2201. Newport. Between the Trees, 8 p.m. With Rookie of the Year and Action Item. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. $10, $8 advance. 431-2201. Newport.


Stan Ginn Percussion Clinic, 1 p.m. Willis Music Store Performance Hall, 7567 Mall Road, Stan Ginn presents clinic focusing on using Latin percussion instruments in pop music. Free. Presented by Willis Music. 5256050; Florence.


A New Year of Art, noon-3 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 9571940; Covington.


Interior Views, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sandra Small Gallery, Free. 291-2345; Covington.


Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444; Newport.


Cork and Fork Cooking Class, 2 p.m. Valentine’s Dinner for Two. Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd. Cooking demonstrations with wine pairings. $20. Reservations required. Through Jan. 30. 426-1042; Crestview Hills.


Zumba Fitness, 10 a.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Dance to variety of Latin rhythms. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Beginners welcome. Teens and adults. $5. 491-3942. Covington.


Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. From the Rhone wine region. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, Free. 291-2550; Covington. Tea Tasting, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, 411 E. 10th St. In observance of National Tea Month. Featuring Elmwood Inn Teas. Reservations recommended. 2614287. Newport.


The New Lime, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Mokka and the Sunset Bar and Grill, 500 Monmouth St. Music from 60s-70s. Free. 581-3700; Newport. Woodwind Steel, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, $5. 4414888. Cold Spring.

Eddie Griffin, 7:30 p.m. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, $30. 957-2000. Newport.


Hula Hoop Dance, 1 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. With the Cameron Cousins. 491-3942. Covington. S U N D A Y, J A N . 2 4


Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444; Newport.


Richard Marx will be performing Friday, Jan. 22, at the Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., in the Grand Ballroom. Come hear acoustic renditions of “Endless Summer Nights,” “Everything You Want,” “Right Here Waiting,” “Save Me From Myself” and others. Also performing is Matt Scannell, guitarist and lead vocalist of Vertical Horizon. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.; show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $70 stage front, $60 VIP, $50, $40. Reservations required. Call 491-8000 or visit Never Say Diet Again: 10 Steps to a Healthier You!, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Weekly through March 29. Kenton County Cooperative Extension Service Durr Annex, 3099 Dixie Highway, Explore aspect of weight control through healthy eating and living, sharing healthy food and recipe ideas and engage in some form of physical activity. Ages 21 and up. $20 for 10-week series. Registration required. 356-3155; Edgewood.


Mothers of Preschoolers Meeting, 9:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. First Church of Christ, 6080 Camp Ernst Road, For mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten. Family friendly. $23.95 registration per year. Reservations required. 620-9191; Burlington. T U E S D A Y, J A N . 2 6


Karaoke, 10 p.m. Willie’s Sports Cafe, 401 Crescent Ave. Karaoke with Alecia. $1 Miller longnecks. Free. 581-1500. Covington.

Twisted Trivia, 9 p.m.-midnight, The Avenue Lounge, 411 Madison Ave. Bar trivia with prizes and quizzes. Ages 21 and up. Free. 261-6120; Covington.




Devildriver, 7 p.m. With Suffocation, Goatwhore and Thy Will Be Done. Mad Hatter, 620 Scott Blvd. $20, $18 advance. 291-2233; Covington.


Cyrano, 3 p.m. Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St. Adaptation of French classic “Cyrano de Bergerac” uses three actors and one musician to retell romantic and poetic story. Grades 6-12. Part of Playhouse Off the Hill Series. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 431-0020. Covington. M O N D A Y, J A N . 2 5


A New Year of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 9571940; Covington.

Duveneck Media Team, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Media production. Teens and adults. 491-3942. Covington.


Line Dancing, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co. 727-0904. Fort Wright.


Tea Tasting, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, Reservations recommended. 261-4287. Newport.


Scrabble Rama!, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Scrabble tournament; prizes. 431-2326; Covington. W E D N E S D A Y, J A N . 2 7


Sit and Stitch, 10 a.m.-noon, Ellis House, 1973 Burlington Pike, Drop in with stitching project to work on or learn about. Sewing machines available for use. Ages 21 and up. Free. Registration recommended. Presented by Boone County Cooperative Extension Service. 586-6101; Burlington.


Tea Tasting, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, Reservations recommended. 261-4287. Newport.


Ricky Nye, 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Chez Nora, 530 Main St. Free. 491-8027. Covington. T H U R S D A Y, J A N . 2 8

MUSIC - BLUEGRASS Hillbilly Thursday, 9 p.m. With Johnny Berry & the Outliers. Southgate House, Free. 4312201. Newport. Chatham County Line, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. $10. 431-2201. Newport. MUSIC - JAZZ

Lee Stolar Trio, 7 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 2612365; Covington.


American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Elsmere Senior Center, $4. 689-5743; Elsmere.


Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444; Newport.


Boone County Conservation District Board Meeting, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Presented by Boone County Conservation District. 586-7903. Burlington.


Frugal Freds and Fredas, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Discuss and share tips for saving money, energy and time. Focus on different topic each session from home to food to cleaning products and entertainment. Ages 21 and up. Free. Registration recommended. 586-6101; Burlington.


Tea Tasting, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, Reservations recommended. 261-4287. Newport.



Madcap Puppets tell the story of “Toby and the Ice Goblin,” Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 23-24, at the Cincinnati Art Museum. The Ice Goblin has kidnapped the elves who make winter snow and Toby must save them. Performances are at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday. For tickets, call 513-721-ARTS (2787). Visit

Cooper-Clayton Smoking Cessation Program, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Northern Kentucky Health Department District Office, 610 Medical Village Drive, Comprehensive 13-week program. Peer support, educational guidance and nicotine replacement therapy. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Northern Kentucky Health Department. 363-2093. Edgewood.


See cold-climate animals at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden during its Penguin Days Half-Price Zoo Admission daily through Feb. 28. There are special animal encounters on Saturdays and Sundays, such as penguin parades and polar bear Fish-Cicles. There are also indoor animal exhibits. Regular priced admission is $14, adults; $9, ages 2-12 and 62 and up. Under 2, free. Visit


January 21, 2010

Community Recorder


Bookstores, atheists and spiritual hunger Bookstore titles reveal much about a people. One of many noticeable content changes in recent years is the increase of books by atheists. We might wonder why such authors are motivated to expend all that time and effort writing about something they believe doesn’t exist. The reason they write, of course, is because there’s a market for their books. We live at a difficult moment in history. We’re stuck between a growing secular system with which we are uncomfortable, and a religious system we may feel we cannot fully embrace. Countless people sense an emptiness or confusion and wonder “What do I really believe in?” A spirituality revolution is taking place. On one side of the current indecision are writers who are atheists or agnostics. They present their arguments implying it’s foolish to still fall for the God stuff, organ-

ized religion, and beliefs other people instill in us. “Think for yourself and you’ll come to the same conclusion we do,” they insinuate. Currently many people are uneasy saying they are religious. They prefer to say they are spiritual rather than religious. Spiritual indicates they believe in God, prayer, the Bible, Jesus Christ, doing good for others, and possibly an afterlife in heaven. Religious implies an adherence to all the beliefs a particular church may espouse, an association with that church’s historic or present flaws, a perceived legalism rather than personalism, and a moral prudishness. Recent polls have shown a surge in “nones,” i.e. people who profess they are not associated any longer with any religion. “The spirituality revolution is also discovered in the recent upwelling of spiritual feeling in young people throughout the

world, who increasingly realize, often with some desperation, that society is in need of renewal, and that an awareness of spirit holds the key to our personal, social, and ecological survival,” writes David Tacey in “The Spirituality Revolution.” Is this an era becoming more open to being led by God’s Holy Spirit, or, in our arrogance, do we imagine that we have outgrown the sacred and that the notions of soul and spirit are archaisms of a former era? Yet the hunger for the sacred has increased in our time and we don’t know how to respond. What is wisdom and what is delusion? What comprises spiritual health and unhealthiness in ourselves and others? Traditionally churches have distributed catechisms containing summations of beliefs. What seems needed now among searching and intelligent people are adequate contemporary explanations

of beliefs. No longer can people be told just what to believe but convincingly explained why it is believed as truth. One Catholic cardinal recently lamented the degree of “theological illiteracy” among the Church’s membership. Sandra M. Schneiders writes, “The theology which undergirded our spirituality in the past cannot be resuscitated, and intelligent people cannot live a spirituality which is theological bootless. We are, to large extent, running on theological empty.” In a scientific and technological culture, are there still intelligent people around whose hearts grasp the legitimacy of also living a belief in the transcendent? Consider the words of Albert Einstein: “The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and

stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, a snuffed out candle. “To sense that behind anything that can be experienced there is someFather Lou thing that our Guntzelman minds cannot Perspectives grasp, whose beauty and sublimity reaches us only indirectly: this is religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I am a devoutly religious man.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

Watch for exclusions on travel insurance policy When you book an airline ticket on the Internet these days the airlines ask if you’d like to buy travel insurance. But, you need to know not all travel insurance is alike. In fact, many of the disasters that drive the sale of these particular insurance policies are just not covered. Laura Mieling of Clifton thought she was protecting herself when she went on Delta Air Line’s Web site and booked a plane ticket for a vacation three months later. “They give you the option of travel insurance. I looked at the page and it says it’s covered if you and your family gets sick or dies, so that’s why I did it,” she said. Mieling’s 69-year-old mother had been home battling cancer for the past year and a half so she said she bought the insurance just in

case she had to cancel the plane trip. A m o n t h before her trip her mother did Howard Ain b e c o m e Hey Howard! s e r i o u s l y ill. “She went into hospice, basically. We had the meeting and she decided to do hospice. The doctor with hospice said she had two weeks to live,” she said. Mieling immediately canceled her plane ticket and applied to the insurance company for a refund of the air fare. Her mother died the day before she was to have left on that vacation. A few days later she spoke with the travel insurance company about the refund.

“They said, ‘Well, did she have cancer?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ She said, ‘Well, that’s a pre-existing condition so we can’t do it,’ ” said Mieling. Mieling said she never imagined this could happen, but after checking carefully through the insurance policy she did find that exclusion. She said, “They had the 20-something page policy that I didn’t bother to read – I don’t know who does. It said if it’s a pre-existing health condition you can’t

get coverage. So, I said, ‘OK, they got me.’ ” Mieling checked the Internet and found dozens of other complaints about this same type of thing involving insurance policies sold on the Internet. A spokesman for that insurance company told me the policies sold on these Web sites are very inexpensive and so have exclusions contained in them. Instead of buying travel insurance from these Web sites, that insurance company spokesman said you can

buy a policy from your travel agent and, while it will cost you more money, it will not have these exclusions. He said that insurance company is considering adding a more comprehensive policy option to the Delta Air Lines Web site. If this option were offered, consumers would not only be more aware of the exclusions, but they could have a choice of which type of policy to buy. A Delta spokeswoman told me the airline is following up with the insurance

company on this suggestion. Bottom line, before buying a travel insurance policy it’s important to carefully check out all the possible exclusions to make sure it will suit your needs. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints and questions weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.



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Community Recorder


January 21, 2010

A ‘roasty’ dinner for cold weather meals Every January I clean out my files. The problem is, I have a hard time pitching much out. But this year I was uthless Rita rand had Heikenfeld five garRita’s kitchen g a n t u a n garbage bags filled. And I’m looking at four

filing cabinets (and they’re large ones) stuffed to the gills still. My kids tell me I should get rid of all my paper files. I tell them these files are my security blanket. I don’t trust computer-generated anything. I did find a whole bunch of wonderful recipes from readers like Mary Pollock, who sent me a wheat-free gingerbread muffin recipe for Pat Landrum, and a nice lady who personally delivered a “perfect pound cake


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recipe.” I hope to get to all of these soon.

Beef pot roast with garlic and ginger

Perfect for this bonechilling weather. Try roasting in the oven, covered, at about 300 degrees for a couple or so hours.

1 chuck or other inexpensive roast, approx. 3 lbs. Oil for browning 1 ⁄4 cup hot water 3 ⁄4 teaspoon powdered ginger or 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 1 ⁄4 cup soy sauce or more to taste 2 large onions, sliced 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 1⁄4 cup cold water Salt and pepper to taste Brown beef in a small amount of oil. Cover with water, ginger, garlic, soy sauce and onion. Cover and simmer about two to three hours, until tender, adding water as needed, about 1 cup. Remove meat. Add cornstarch mixture to sauce and stir until thick. Adjust seasonings. (May need to add a bit more cornstarch dissolved in a small amount of cold water). Serve over noodles or mashed potatoes.

Pogue’s French dressing I can’t found this sent last Rosemary

believe I finally recipe in a stack, year to me by Auer who lives


downtown. She and I had a nice chat when I was doing a demo at Macy’s Fountain Place. I hope Rosemary forgives me for just now finding it. You can add more ketchup or more vinegar and/or oil.

originating from Our Place Restaurant.

Whisk together:

1 pie shell, 10-inch, baked and cooled 16 oz. crunchy peanut butter 1 pound confectioner’s sugar Large container Cool Whip, thawed, or use whipping cream and whip until stiff Large box vanilla instant pudding

Campbell’s Barn Restaurant & Saloon’s peanut butter pie

Mix peanut butter with sugar. It should be crumbly. Add a bit more sugar if you need to so it crumbles between your fingers. Mix pudding according to directions, add 1 cup Cool Whip and allow to chill. Then mix 3⁄4 peanut butter mixture in with pudding mixture. Cover top with rest of Cool Whip and sprinkle rest of peanut butter mixture on top.


⁄2 cup each: ketchup and sugar 1 ⁄3 cup each: oil and red wine vinegar 21⁄2 tablespoons grated onion (I’d go to taste on this) 1 ⁄2 teaspoon each: paprika, chili powder, salt, dry mustard, celery seed

This restaurant on Ohio Pike, near Amelia, is serving up some mighty good food. I can’t wait to go there again and check out all the new offerings. I’ve had several requests for this pie, including Diana Salmon, who absolutely loves it. Tracy Luginbuhl, owner, graciously shared this recipe, which originated with Our Place Restaurant. Campbell’s makes this pie in large quantities, and I appreciate them working out a home version. Now if you can’t find a 10-inch pie shell, go ahead and use what you have, knowing that you may have some filling left over. The Restaurant also serves a much-requested red wine vinegar Catalina type salad dressing, also

Good cookie icing

This icing dries hard so cookies can be stacked After you make the icing, color as desired. For Marlene, a Northern Ky. reader.

Mix together:

1 cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted 2 teaspoons milk or water 2 teaspoons light corn syrup

Guru in our backyard

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Baptist disaster on alert for Haiti relief Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief is on alert for the developing Southern Baptist relief effort aimed at helping Haitians affected by the deadly earthquake that hit the island on Jan. 12. According to Kentucky Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Associate Coy Webb, the KBC will “more than likely send an assessment team within the next week, but everything right now depends upon transportation.” Webb said the main airport in Port-au-Prince, the Haitian city most affected by the earthquake, is closed and that security is a serious concern. Once transportation reopens, a small team of Kentucky and Mississippi Baptists will travel down to conduct initial assessment of the needs. “There is tremendous devastation. The estimates

are already at 50,000 casualties and tens of thousands of people left homeless,” Webb said. Southern Baptist missionaries stationed in the Dominican Republic prior to the quake have already been able to respond and are currently setting up a feeding operation to begin meeting the needs of those left homeless by the disaster, he said. After the assessment takes place and once a more detailed plan is in place, Webb said Kentucky Baptist disaster relief volunteers will be needed to help with the disaster recovery. “Our first team will be limited to only a few members from our specially trained international rapid response team,” said Webb. “Then, in the coming months, there will be tremendous needs and opportunities for Kentucky

country. Florida Baptists have had ministry relationships for more than 20 years and have staff members stationed in the country. The effort is already anticipated to last several years. Kentucky Baptists desiring to help are encouraged to give monetary donations through the KBC’s fund designated for the Haiti relief effort. Contributions may be sent to the KBC, P.O. Box 856300, Dept. 124, Louisville, KY 40285-9900. Please note “Haiti Earthquake” in the check memo. Online donations are also being accepted at The Kentucky Baptist Convention is a cooperative missions and ministry organization made up of nearly 2,400 autonomous Baptist churches in Kentucky.

Baptist disaster relief volunteers to respond. The most helpful thing for our trained volunteers to do right now is to pray for the effort and wait until we are able to communicate the need for teams.” At that point, the recovery effort will likely include water purification, medical teams, crisis counseling, evangelistic outreach and children’s ministry teams, he said, though interested volunteers should be prepared that the experience will require “extreme roughing it.” According to a report from Baptist Global Response, the Southern Baptist Convention’s international relief and development organization, Florida Baptists are leading the initial relief effort since the International Mission Board does not have long-term personnel stationed in the

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January 21, 2010

McHale’s continues to grow McHale’s Hospitality Group is pleased to announce they have contracted with Drawbridge Inn to handle all existing and new catering and banquet operations. “This is a win-win for both Drawbridge Inn and McHale’s,” stated Chuck McHale, President of McHale’s Hospitality Group. “It is a blending of two well established businesses, with McHale’s being founded in the 1950s and Drawbridge being founded in 1970. We are ecstatic to have the opportunity to work hand in hand with such a Northern Kentucky icon.”

McHale’s Hospitality Group will honor all existing contracts. Customers may now call either Drawbridge Inn or McHale’s for convention and banquet needs at Drawbridge Inn. This is the third new venue for McHale’s this year. McHale’s now manages The Grand in Covington and The Florentine Event Center, formerly Elegance. The Drawbridge Inn venue offers approximately 30,000 square feet of function and exhibit space. There can be up to 18 meeting rooms when all room dividers are in place. Drawbridge offers meeting

spaces from 414 square feet to 13,500 square feet. All meeting rooms are equipped with complimentary high speed wireless internet access. London Hall is perfect for large trade shows, fundraiser and meeting. Renovated in 2008 London is a bright, fresh space with beautiful new carpet and chandeliers. Canterbury Hall is popular for its feel and look, perfect for weddings and smaller social events with its dance floor and stage, and the stained glass lightening that visually tell the “Canterbury Tales.”

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St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine and BobRoncker's Running Spot are working together to offer a free monthly runner's injury clinic in 2010. Beginning on Jan. 14, the clinic will be held on the second Thursday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Edgewood Sports Medicine, 830 Thomas More Parkway,

Suite 101 in Edgewood. These free clinics are part of St. Elizabeth Healthcare's continuing effort to provide top quality sports medicine services to the Northern Kentucky community. Injury clinics have been very successful throughout greater Cincinnati, attracting runners seeking sound medical advice regarding injuries and training.

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Blessed Sacrament students Evan Alexander and Michael Thelen are all smiles after making their First Reconciliation. The students are holding mosaic candles that they made on their retreat.

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Jessie T. Sayers, 338 Bush St., Apt. 2, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct, third degree terroristic threatening, menacing at 300 E. 11th St., Jan. 7. Nicholas A. Bolton, 520 Rice Rd., possession of marijuana at W. 14th St Holman, Jan. 4. Kyle G. Bolton, 6675 Skyway Dr., possession of marijuana at W. 14th St Holman, Jan. 4. Christina M. Cole, 102 Horizon Circle, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at 102 Horizon Circle, Jan. 7. Jeremy W. Scalf, No Address Given, second degree criminal mischief, serving bench warrant for court at 34 15th St., Jan. 6. Edward J. Corman, 1337 Scott St., fourth degree assault at 1525 Madison Ave., Jan. 10. Daniel C. Chartier, 2276 Sunningdale Dr., theft at 613 W. 4th St., Jan. 10. William S. Johnson, 931 York St., possession of marijuana at 200 E. 12th St., Jan. 10. Jerry W. Creamer, 3061 Point Pleasant Rd., alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct, theft of services at Taylor Mill Rd., Jan. 10. Brian T. Wilfong, 517 Scenic Dr., first degree possession of a controlled substance at 508 Madison Ave., Jan. 8. Antoine Meeks, 209 Bush St., improper display of registration plates, failure to produce insurance card, possession of marijuana at 400 block of Greenup St., Jan. 8. Demurel A. Mccloud, 603 Crescent Ave., operating on suspended or revoked operator's license at Philadelphia St. and W. 5th St., Jan. 8. Terrie L. Jasper, 1545 Sleepy Hollow Dr., operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first degree possession of a controlled substance, first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, careless driving at E. 36th St. and Decoursey Ave., Jan. 10. Andreius M. Wimzie, 107 E. 18th St., unauthorized use of a motor vehicle at 44 Jacob Price Dr., Jan. 10. Heather N. Cockram, 6497 Wyndeburne Rd., second degree disorderly conduct, alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest at 700 block of Madison Ave., Jan. 5.

Incidents/investigations Assault

A woman was punched in the face 104 Promontory Dr., Jan. 4. A man was stabbed in the hand 417 W. 7th St., Apt. 203, Jan. 4. A woman was choked 183 Alexandria Dr., Jan. 4. A woman was assaulted 2711 Madison Pike, Jan. 9.

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Assault, theft

A man was assaulted and had his cell phone taken 416 Emma St., Apt. No. 6, Jan. 9.


Tools were stolen 1006 Mary Laidley Dr., Jan. 4. Prescription medication was stolen 1621 Banklick St., Jan. 6. A TV and camera was stolen 264 W. Pike St., No. 3, Jan. 7. A safe containing $1,000 was stolen 210 E. 20th St., Jan. 7. Prescription medication was stolen 4551 Ashley Jo Dr., Jan. 7. A game system, computer, and medication was stolen 561 Muse Dr., Jan. 6. A TV, computer, two game systems, and games were stolen 2613 White Ct., Jan. 9. A laptop was stolen 501 Madison Ave., Jan. 8. $1,011 in change and 32 cartons of cigarettes were stolen 1717 Madison Ave., Jan. 10.

Criminal mischief

Three locks of a vehicle were damaged 419 Baltimore Ave., Jan. 7. Seven used tires were dumped in front of a residence 4344 Decoursey Ave., Jan. 6. A vehicle's mirror was broken off and tire flattened 2607 Alden Ct., Jan. 6. The window of a vehicle was shattered 1035 Lee St., Jan. 6. The rear window of a vehicle was shattered 316 Philadelphia St., Jan. 6. A door was damaged 1030 Emery Dr., No. 5, Jan. 10. The windows of a vehicle were smashed 2210 Buse St., Jan. 9. The front passenger window of a vehicle was smashed 300 E. 40th St., Jan. 9.

Criminal mischief, theft

A stereo was stolen from a vehicle 414 Watkins St., Jan. 4.

Harassing communications

A woman reported being harassed via text messages and phone calls 438 Old Lexington Rd., Jan. 9. A woman has been receiving threatening text messages W. 11th St., Jan. 6.


A woman reported being harassed by neighbors 2311 Alden Ct., Jan. 10.

Menacing, terroristic threatening A man pointed a gun at a woman and threatened to kill her 116 E. 40th St., Jan. 5.

Terroristic threatening

A man threatened to kill a woman's family 2092 Gribble Dr., Jan. 4.

Terroristic threatening, harassing communications

Someone threatened to kill a man and his family 1 E. 43rd St., Jan. 10.


Keys and a social security card were stolen 1725 Madison Ave., Jan. 4. A vehicle was stolen 309 E. 17th St., Jan. 5. Copper pipe was stolen from a residence 25 E. 32nd St., Jan. 4. A stereo, amp, speaker box, poolstick, and glasses were stolen 4323 Michigan Ave., Jan. 7. Several items were stolen from a residence 110 Promontory Dr. C, Jan. 6. A wallet was stolen 401 20th St., Jan. 6. A stereo, MP3 player, watch, driver's license, and a GPS unit was stolen 100 Howe Rd., Jan. 10. Beer, snacks, and a jar for a charity was stolen from a store 3926 Winston Ave., Jan. 10. An air conditioning unit was damaged during an attempt to steal it 805 Main St., Jan. 9. A CD player was stolen from a vehicle 2518 Warren St., Jan. 9. A firearm and stereo face plate was stolen from a vehicle 3926 Gilbert Ave., Jan. 8. A DVD/CD player was stolen from a vehicle 141 E. 41st St., Jan. 7. Someone stolen a check from another's check book and tried to cash it 30 E. 21st St., Jan. 7. A bicycle was stolen 109 W. 32nd St., Jan. 7. A check was stolen, a signature forged, and cashed 1624 Scott St., Jan. 7. Clothing and jewelry was stolen 318 E. 43rd St., Jan. 10.

Theft by deception

A vehicle was purchased with a bad check 550 Pike St., Jan. 4.

Theft of identity

A computer and case was charged to another person's credit card 1211

Hands Pike, Jan. 4. Someone used another's identity to gain employment 2325 Alden Ct., Jan. 7.

Theft of services

$1,500 was paid for home improvement services that were not completed 3801 Lincoln Ave., Jan. 4. Home remodeling services were not paid for 15 Martin St., Jan. 4.

Theft, criminal mischief

A GPS unit and cell phone was stolen from a vehicle 4250 Glenn Ave., Jan. 8. Several vehicles were broken into and had property taken 3900 Lincoln Ave., Jan. 10. A tire was stolen from a vehicle and 2 exterior mirrors were damaged 525 W. 5th St., Jan. 7.

Theft, theft by deception

A vehicle was purchased with a bad check 550 Pike St., Jan. 4.

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Jason A Williams, 31, 2 West Pike Street, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at Bartlett Avenue, Jan. 9. Aaron Thonrton, 21, 4243 Crest Drive, first degree criminal mischief at 3236 Talbot Avenue, Jan. 10.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

$1,000 worth of computer hardware, $2,000 worth of jewelry reported stolen at 3125 Elmwood Drive, Jan. 1.

Criminal mischief

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violence at Thomas More Parkway, Jan. 13. Cory R. Sanford, 19, 4262 Aspen Drive No. 6, execution of boone county warrant at Eagle Creek Apartments parking lot, Jan. 9. Eduard M. Gonzalez, 21, 5643 Saturn , operating on suspended revoked license, execution of bench warrant for failure to appear at Saturn Drive, Jan. 13. Gregory S. Lindsay, 38, 10242 Hamlet Court, execution of bench warrant for disregarding traffic controll at 4217 Briarwood Drive, Jan. 13. Tyler A. Scott, 19, 2424 West Clifton, speeding 13 mph over limit, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, operating on suspended/revoked operators license, display or possession of canceled or fictitious oeprators license at Madison Pike, Jan. 13. Jacqueline L. Lauderman, 52, 4241 Briarwood No. 4, receiving stolen property under $500 at Briarwood Drive, Jan. 13. Nicholas J. Deming, 20, 120 E 36Th Street, operating on suspended/ revoked license, failure of nonowner operator to maintain required insurance, no registration plates at 4181 Richardson Road, Jan. 4.


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The staff of the Kenton County Attorney’s office will donate over $1,000 to the Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home. This money was collected throughout the 2009 year through a voluntary $2 weekly donation. In exchange for the donation, staff wore denim Fridays. “It is rewarding for my staff to be given the opportunity to wear jeans at the end of the work week,” Kenton County Attorney Garry Edmondson said. “More importantly, it is rewarding for the employees to give to a cause in which they believe in and that richly benefits Northern Kentucky and the Tristate area.” Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home is a treatment center for children, ages 6 to 14, who have severe to moderate emotional and/or behavioral problems. The origins of the home date back to over 160 years when a group of citizens met to form the St. John’s Orphan Society. DCCH has evolved over the years to meet the needs of the community. Its mission is to provide care and quality services to address the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of children and families.

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Erik Amlie

Erik Amlie, 46, Villa Hills, died Jan. 13, 2010, St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a self-employed horse breeder. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo Amlie; daughters, Serena and Eliza Amlie, both of Villa Hills; father, Thor Amlie and brother, Karsten Amlie, both of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; sisters, Berit Reiss of Windermere, Fla. and Kari Botek of Pompano Beach, Fla. Linnemann Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Center handled the arrangements. Memorials: Blessed Sacrament School, 2407 Dixie Highway, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017; or Covington Latin School, 21 E. 11th St., Covington, KY 41011.

George Andrews

George William Andrews, 80, Villa Hills, died Jan. 10, 2010, at his home. He worked for the Fort Belvoir, Va,. engineering and research lab, was later the chairman and CEO of Keco Industries, was a member of the Mount Gilead Methodist Church, Mount Healthy Methodist Church and the Northern Kentucky Industrial Park Management Council. His daughter, Debra Andrews, and his son, George William Andrews Jr., died previously. Survivors include his sons, Thomas Andrews of Cincinnati and Jeffrey Andrews of Union; sister, Alice Johnson of Huntsville, Ala., and nine grandchildren. Burial was in Arlington Memorial Gardens, Cincinnati. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Edgewood, 1 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017; or Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Donna Baker

Donna Jo Petty Baker, 78, Erlanger, died Jan. 12, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a homemaker, president and member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 20. Her husband, William A. Baker and son, Timothy W. Baker, died previously. Survivors include her son, Michael Baker of Fort Mitchell; daughters, Deborah Billiter of Erlanger and Gina Cain of Florence; brother, William Petty of Florence; sister, Marilyn Jaeger of Latonia; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memo-


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Mary Blair

Mary A. Blair, 89, Edgewood, died Jan. 9, 2010, at Madonna Manor Nursing Home, Villa Hills. Survivors include her daughter, Laura Seither of Edgewood; sons, Don Blair of Cincinnati; Chris and Jim Blair of Edgewood and Sam Blair of Independence; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. Linnemann Family Funeral Home and Cremation Center handled the arrangements. Memorials: Madonna Manor, 2344 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41016; or Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Thomas Carothers

Thomas Grant Carothers, 85, Fort Wright, died Jan. 10, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a bronze mason for Michael Art Bronze and a WWII Army Veteran. His wife, Loraine Carothers, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Lynn Bradley of Park Hills; son, Thomas George Carothers of Erlanger, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101, or the Salvation Army, 1806 Scott St., Covington, KY 41014, or Fairhaven Rescue Mission, 260 Pike St., Covington, KY 41011.

Marie Caudill

Marie Caudill, 37, Park Hills, died Jan. 11, 2010. She was a customer service representative at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Survivors include her sister, Lesia Lowe of Alexandria; and brothers, Billy Caudill of California and Demetrius Caudill of Cold Spring. Eckler-McDaniel Funeral Home, Dry Ridge, handled the arrangements. Memorials: To the family of Marie Caudill, c/o Eckler-McDaniel Funeral Home, P.O. Box 146, Dry Ridge, KY 41035.

Dora Deren

Dora Van Deren, 93, Covington, died Jan. 14, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood.

She worked for 28 years with Mabley & Carew in Cincinnati and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Covington. Survivors include her nieces, Sharon Long of West Chester, Ohio, Donna Steuber of Hebron and Karen Barry of Richmond, Va., and a nephew, Paul Bichon of Columbus, Ohio. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, 1032 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011; or Rosedale Manor Nursing Home, 4250 Glenn Ave., Latonia, 41015.

Terry Edwards

Terry A. Edwards, 65, Ludlow, died Jan. 8, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood. He was a vendor for Kentucky Business Enterprises and was a member of Small Dog Rescue. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Edwards; daughters, Betty Ann Edwards of Mary Esther, Fla., and Jeanne Neff of Villa Hills; brother, Larry Edwards of Shepherdsville; three grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Memorials: North Central Maltese Rescue Inc., Trudy Peischl, 110 Scenic Lane, Ellensburg, Wash. 98926.

Gertrude Ferguson

Gertrude Ann Ferguson, 83, Fort Mitchell, died Jan. 11, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a bookkeeper for Boone-Kenton Lumber Co. Her husband, Burle C. Ferguson, died in 1995 and son, William C. Ferguson, died in 1997. Survivors include her daughters, Carol Bosley of Cincinnati and Vivian Kiefer of Taylor Mill; sons, Philip Ferguson of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Glenn Ferguson of Fort Mitchell; sister, Chris Trice of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Teresa Gardner

Teresa Small Gardner, 53, Erlanger, died Jan. 8, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood. Her sister, Alana Small, and parents, Mattie Small and Leon Small,

died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Jamie Hensley of Erlanger and Michelle Schlosser of Southgate; son, Ben Gardner of Hebron; sister, Coleen Chapman of Amelia; brothers, Kevin Small and Darin Small, both of Ripley. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

LeRoy Gerhardt

LeRoy Gerhardt, 77, Florence, died Jan. 14, 2010, at Rockcastle Regional Hospital, Mt. Vernon, Ky. He worked for IBM and was president of the University of Kentucky 101 Club. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Janet Hill Gerhardt, of Florence; son, Michael Gerhardt; daughter, Vicki Schlage, both of Colorado; sister, Margie Gerhardt of Covington; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Susan Gilday

Susan Gilday, 60, Edgewood, died Jan. 13, 2010, at Riverview Nursing Home, Delhi, Ohio. Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Vince Gilday; daughters, Colleen and Kathleen Gilday, Kelly Suetholz and Cara Harker; sister, Patricia Raaker; brother, Dennis Rooney and nine grandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Alexandria. Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home, Cincinnati, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

Dolores Gross

Dolores C. Gross, 67, Alexandria, died Jan. 11, 2010, at Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport. She worked for Kenner Toys and Qualex, both in Cincinnati and was a member of St. Francis Church in Newport. Her husband, Clayton Gross, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Mike Gross of Walton and Tim Gross of Independence; daughters, Bonnie King of Alexandria and Linda Gross of Independence; sister, Mary Farmer of Cincinnati; brother, Kenneth Davis of Mason; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

Ronald Gubser

Ronald E. Gubser, 66, Silver

Grove, died Jan. 15, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a printer for 30 years with the Disabled American Veterans and a member of St. Philips Church in Melbourne. Survivors include his wife, Kay Freeman Gubser; daughters, Tesa Clark of Fort Thomas and Ronda Sandfoss of Silver Grove; son, Joseph Gubser of Fort Thomas; sisters, Elaine Baynum of Crestview and Carol Moore of Taylor Mill; and five grandchildren. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017; or American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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Joseph Hoffman

Joseph Bernard Hoffman, 60, of Elsmere, formerly of Independence, died Jan. 10, 2010, at his home. He was a truck driver for Queen City Lumber, a member of Teamsters local 100 and a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Linda C. Denton Hoffman; daughters, Angie Rowe of Alexandria and Sara Rawe of Colorado Springs, Colo., step-daughters, Lisa Hammons and Lora Barnes, both of Covington; son, Adam Hoffman of Sharonville; stepson, James Schadler of Covington; sister, Donna Toner of Cold Spring; brothers, Alan Hoffman of Alexandria, Jim Hoffman of California, Ric Hoffman of Southgate; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Georgia Mae Hauck, 77, Erlanger, died Jan. 9, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood. She was a supervisor for Made-Rite. Her husband, Franklin C. Hauck, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Tracy Johnson of Burlington, Kathleen Brefeld of Walton, Linda Meyers of Dayton and Barbara Gabbard of Newport; sons, John Edward Collett of Park Hills and Joseph Michael Collett of Delhi; brother, Richard Bradford of Mason; sister, Carol Cutshaw of Dayton; 18 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Edward E. Hofstetter, 65, Alexandria, died Jan. 15, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a bartender and member of the Southern Campbell Fire Department. Survivors include his sons, Frank A. Hofstetter of Melbourne and Donald E. Hofstetter of Demossville; daughters, Jennifer L. Moore of Melbourne and Karen Boggs of Butler; brother, Robert Hofstetter of Alexandria; sisters, Carolyn Hellman of Taylor Mill and Marilyn Gilbert of Covington; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery.

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Cora Mae Hengehold, 96, Erlanger, died Jan. 10, 2010, at Baptist Village Care Center, Erlanger. She was a cook and server with St. Henry School for over 25 years. She was also a member of St. Henry Church, St. Henry Altar Society, Tri-City Seniors and other senior card clubs. Her husband, Leo F. Hengehold, and son, Leo Hengehold, died previously. Survivors include her son, Jim Hengehold of Edgewood; daughter, Barbara Jasper of Fort Mitchell; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: New Perceptions Inc., 1 Sperti Dr., Edgewood, KY 41017,

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Clara Mae Horn, 87, Park Hills, died Jan. 11, 2010, at Hospice of St Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a sales associate for 20 years with Shillito’s Department Store in Cincinnati. Her husband, Raymond Horn and son, Barry Horn, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Sandy Nienaber of Villa Hills and five grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017; or Madonna Manor, 2344 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017.


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Cerinne Elizabeth Houston, stillborn, Erlanger, died Jan. 14, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Survivors include her parents, Matthew and Melanie Wood Houston of Erlanger; grandparents, Tom and Sharon Houston of Erlanger, Jack and Jane Wood of Owensboro; and great-grandmother, Mary Elder of Owensboro. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Floral Hills Funeral Home of Taylor Mill handled the arrangements.

Robert Hoyle

Robert Lee Hoyle, 65, Independence, died Jan. 15, 2010, at his home. He was a custodian and worked in housekeeping for Montgomery County Home. His wife, Patricia Hoyle, died in 2008. Survivors include his son, Warren Hoyle of Independence; stepson, Lee Keys of Hubbard, Ohio; several brothers and sisters; two grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Mae Hukle

Mae Harriet Vonderhaar Hukle, 86, Erlanger, died Jan. 15, 2010, at Villaspring of Erlanger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center She worked in the cafeteria for Holy Cross School, Ben Franklin’s Five and Ten in Latonia and was a member of St. Henry Parish in Elsmere. Survivors include her sons, Dan Hukle of Erlanger and Thomas Hukle of Ludlow; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Linnemann Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Elizabeth Hurtt

Elizabeth “Betty” Hurtt, 78, Dayton, died Jan. 16, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. She was a retired advertising clerk for the Cincinnati Enquirer, member of St. Bernard Church in Dayton and the Dayton Eagles. Survivors include her sons, Tim Hurtt of Atlanta, Ga., Larry Hurtt of Phoenix, Ariz., Ted Hurtt of Panama City Beach, Fla., Herb Hurtt of Covington, Dave, Joe and Andy Hurtt, all of Dayton; daughter, Jennifer Hurtt of Butler; brother, Richard Lonneman Sr. of Montgomery; sister, Jean Green of Wilmington, N.C., Alice McDonald of Cincinnati; 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, Bellevue, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Diabete’s Department, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039; St. Bernard Pantry Fund, 401 Berry St., Dayton, KY 41074-1139.

Joan Huneke

Joan E. Sander Huneke, 82, of Crescent Springs, formerly of Park Hills, died Jan. 11, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a secretary for the IRS in Covington for 25 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Church of Crescent Springs, the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) and a member of the IRS Retirees (4 Rs). Her husband, Gregory A. Huneke, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Margaret “Peg” Huneke of Crescent Springs, Joann Tudor-Kiser of Milford, Sandra Driehaus of Villa Hills, Mary Beth Rizzo of Park Hills and Jean Roth of Green Township, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

James Iles

James A. Iles, 33, California, died Jan. 12, 2010, at the Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. Survivors include his father and stepmother, Michael and Patricia Iles of Cincinnati; brother, Steven Iles of Dry Ridge; stepbrothers, Bryan Ramey of Franklin, Tenn. and Junior Mattingly of Cincinnati; sisters, Candy Helphenstein of Ludlow, Roberta Iles of Augusta, Dicie McCalister of Falmouth; stepsisters, Lisa Ramey of Cincinnati, Jackie Watts of Newport, Jeanette Iles of Covington, Laurie Thorton of Ludlow

The Rev. Walker Johnson, 85, Melbourne, died Jan 10, 2010, at his home. He served in the U.S. Army, and was a Veteran of WWII. He was the founder and minister of the Valley Chapel Church, Melbourne, and a bishop of the Evangelical Christian Inc. His wife, Emma Johnson, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Dennis Johnson of Highland Heights, Richard Johnson of Alexandria, Phillip and Ronald Johnson, both of Melbourne, and Charles Johnson, of Alexandria; daughters, Virginia Gambell of Dry Ridge, Leeana Bay of Dayton, Aleisa Arrowood of Alexandria and Laura Zumwalt of Latonia; brothers, Glenn Johnson of Dayton, Ohio, Fred Johnson of Hebron, Henry Johnson of Winchester, Claude Johnson of Newport; sister, Zania Clayton of Alexandria; 42 grandchildren, 43 greatgrandchildren and five great-greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Butler Cemetery.

Judy Loftus

Judy Loftus, 46, Edgewood, died Jan. 15, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a religion teacher for Blessed Sacrament School in Fort Mitchell, cantor for St. Pius X Choir in Edgewood and a cellist. Survivors include her husband, Don Loftus; sons, Bill, James and Michael Loftus, all of Edgewood; mother, Marlyn Steingart of Leesburg, Fla.; father, Ronald Hasselmann of Minneapolis; sister, Laurie Ongley of Madison, Conn. and brother, David Hasselman of Minneapolis. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Connley Brothers Funeral, Latonia, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Children’s Cancer Research Fund, 7801 E. Bursh Lake Road, Suite 130, Minneapolis, MN 55439-3152.

James Lucas

James B. Lucas, 65, Newport, died Jan. 10, 2010, at St. Margaret Hall, Cincinnati. He was a truck driver. Survivors include his daughters, Jamie Cox and Aimee Lucas, both of Florence; step-daughter, Stacy Parrish of Independence; step-son, Michael Parrish of Florence; brother, Leon Lucas of Wilder; sister, Mildred Powell of Erlanger; three grandchildren. Burial was in Peachgrove Cemetery. Memorials: St. Margaret Hall, 1960 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

of Cincinnati, Linda Huesing of Georgetown and Tammy Pipes of Crittenden; brothers, James Pipes of New Port Richey, Fla. and Larry Pipes of Park Hills; sisters, Lois Duddey of Erlanger, Peggy Spurlock of Independence, Sharon Heuser of Taylor Mill and Pammy Schwoer of Park Hills; four grandchildren and three great-grandsons. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: American Lung Association of Ohio, Southwestern Region, Suite 402, 4050 Executive Park Drive, Sharonville, OH 45241.

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Annikka Mosley

Annikka Raylynn Mosley, stillborn, Latonia, died Jan. 8, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. Survivors include her mother, Danisha Mosley; sisters, Makyla and Daisha Bedford of Latonia; and grandparents, Kimberly Hicks of Covington, Jean Lemox and Danial Mosley. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

Jesse Pipes

Jesse Robert Pipes, 74, Taylor Mill, died Jan. 14, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was an auto parts dismantler for Latonia Springs Auto Parts. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Nancy Pipes; sons, Robert Pipes of Walton and James Pipes of Taylor Mill; daughters, Diane Pipes

Mary Schwabe

Helen A. Reed, 84, Wilder, died Jan. 11, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker, worked for National Band and Tag in Newport and was a member of the Camp Springs Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Her husband, Carl Reed, died previously Survivors include her son, Gary Reed of California, Ky.; daughters, Gerry Selvaggio of Cincinnati, Sharon Reed of Florence, Kerry Rosenhagen of California, Ky., Mary Huddleston of Milford and Sue Story of St. Cloud, Fla.; brothers, Tom Hunt of Covington and Bob Hunt of Taylor Mill; sisters, Charlotte Thompson of Burlington and Jenny Lairson of Elkhart, Ind.; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

Michael Releford

Michael A. Releford, 52, Covington, died Jan 10, 2010, at his home. He was a self-employed carpenter. Survivors include his daughters, Christina Releford of Fort Wright, Missy Releford of Ludlow and Holly Releford of Latonia; son, Michael Releford of Fort Wright; brothers, Lee and Dwayne Releford, both of Florence; sisters, Annette Baker of Erlanger and Evonne Catton of Crittenden; and eight grandchildren. Burial was in Peach Grove Cemetery. Memorials: Michael Releford Benefit Fund, c/o any Bank of Kentucky.

Rodman Russell Jr.

Rodman Russell Jr., 82, Covington, died Jan. 9, 2010, at his home. He worked in the maintenance division of the Covington Independent School District and was a

Mary E. Schwabe, 85, Fort Wright, died Jan. 14, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was an office manager and bookkeeper for Eastman Kodak and member of South Hills Civic Club. Survivors include her brother, Harry Schwabe of Fort Wright and many cousins. Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Middendorf Funeral Home, Fort Wright, handled the arrangements. Memorials: St. John Church, 627 W. Pike St., Covington, KY 41011.

Pamela Sebastian

Pamela Sebastian, 51, Covington, a homemaker, died Jan. 9, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. Survivors include her daughters, Natasha Taylor of Normal, Ill., Tehona Sebastian of Covington; sons, Ashaunte Sebastian of Covington and Courtney Jouett of Covington; sisters, Carmen Crews of Cincinnati, Tonda Graves of Covington, Phyllis Tyler of Edgewood and Melanie Sebastian of Cincinnati; brothers, Terrence Sebastian of Cincinnati, Keith and Kim Sebastian, both of Covington; and Kevin Sebastian of Lexington; and seven grandchildren. Burial was in Mary Smith Cemetery, Elsmere.

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Cemetery, Spring Grove Village. Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, Covington, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45224.

James Watts

Elsa Sule

Elsa Marie Heisel Sule, 88, Covington, died Jan. 13, 2010, at her home. She was an executive secretary for Ruth Lyons and her WLW 50/50 television Club, a member of the church and choir of Madison Avenue Christian Church, and a choir member of Mother of God Church in Covington. Her husband, Alader Sule, died in 1990. Allison & Rose Funeral Home, Covington, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Ruth Lyon’s Childrens Fund, P.O. Box 59, Cincinnati, OH 45201; or Elsa Marie Sule Charity Foundation, 250 Grandview Drive, Suite 250, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Mildred Walters

Mildred J. Berling Walters, 95, Erlanger, died Jan. 8, 2010, at Villaspring of Erlanger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, Erlanger. She was a sales person for McAlpin’s. Her son, Ronald E. Walters, died previously. Survivors include her sister, Margaret Kohrman of Fort Mitchell. Burial was in Hillcrest Mausoleum, Dallas, Texas. Middendorf Funeral Home, Fort Wright, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042, or Little Sisters of the Poor, 476 Riddle Road, University Heights, Cincinnati, OH 45220.

James Wilmer Watts, 94, Erlanger, died Jan. 13, 2010, at Villaspring of Erlanger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center. He was a supervisor with the Disabled American Veterans and World War II Army veteran. His wife, Ruth Watts, died previously. Survivors include his sister, Dorothy Watts of Boone County and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger.

Thomas Wilcox

Thomas R. Wilcox, 85, Fort Mitchell, died Jan. 14, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service, Lakeside Presbyterian Church, was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and St. Ann Church in Covington. Survivors include his sons, Larry Wilcox of Edgewood, Mark and Joseph Wilcox of Fort Mitchell; daughters, Connie Swann of Florence, Elaine Schuler and Doris Wilmhoff, both of Fort Mitchell and nine grandchildren. Entombment was in St. Mary Mausoleum Fort Mitchell. Memorials: St. Ann Church, 1274 Parkway Ave., Covington, KY 41011.

Tom Wilking

Tom R. Wilking, 71, Bellevue, died Jan. 11, 2010, at his home. He was a warehouse worker for Sysco Food Service and an Army veteran. Survivors include his son, Tim Wilking of Cincinnati; daughter, Kim Elliott of Taylor Mill and five grandchildren.

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Jeanette Ida Stephan, 86, Lakeside Park, died Jan. 15, 2010, at her home. She was a co-owner of Covington Chili, and a member of Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Cincinnati. Her husband, Michael G. Stephan, died in 1982. Survivors include her sons, George M. Stephan of Fort Mitchell and Charles M. Stephan of Mariemont; sister, Marie Schillinger of Cincinnati; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Spring Grove




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Mabel Munson McMillian, 95, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Covington, died Jan. 8, 2010, at Blake Medical Center, Bradenton. She was a homemaker and secretary to her late husband, Herbert McMillian, an insurance agent in Latonia. She was a member of the Covington Eastside Church of the Nazarene for more than 60 years, where she served as Missions President, Sunday school teacher and church board member. Survivors include her sister, Georgia Whalen of Tacoma, Wash.; brother, Estel Munson of Florence; daughter, Betty Cahill of Independence; son, Herbert McMillian Jr. of Bradenton, Fla.; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. Covell Funeral Home, Bradenton, Fla., handled the arrangements Memorials: Eastside Church of the Nazarene, the World Evangelism Fund, 2505 Eastern Ave., Covington, KY 41014, or American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Army veteran of Korea. His wife, Beverly J. DeNight Russell, and son, Jeffery Russell, died previously. Survivors include his son, John J. Russell of Covington; daughters, Pamala Howell of Newport and Shelly Gregory of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

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