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City in search of solution By Regan Coomer

Giving big

Students at Caywood Elementary came together to help those struck by the devastating earthquake in Haiti last month. The students collected a massive amount of cash and canned goods to be given to survivors through the American Red Cross. Read how the school went about its fundraising activities and how it involved Two Men and a Truck as well. SCHOOLS, A6

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Going for the gold

Four local athletes are training to compete on a national stage this summer. Matthew Minning, Paul Fiehrer, Danielle Blakeney, and Christy Farwell will be at the USA National Games of the Special Olympics in Lincoln, Neb., this July. Read about each athlete’s area of expertise and hopes as they gear up to go. LIFE, B1

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A councilman’s suit against the city of Park Hills has placed a stumbling block in the way of a loan needed to pay off city-owned property. In 2006 the city’s council approved the purchase of 1530 Dixie Highway from 1530 Dixie LLC in the hopes of spurring economic development in the area. The company who sold the property is partly owned by city engineer Jay Bayer and three other individuals. Council and 1530 Dixie LLC agreed Park Hills would pay the $300,000 cost plus $27,000 in interest at the end of three years, which was Dec. 18, 2009. The city had hoped to pay for the property by selling it to another developer or business, but no sale was made. Officials’ solution to the problem involved getting a loan for the debt, but a lawsuit filed by Council Member Don Catchen in November stating the purchase was unlawful caused the Bank of Kentucky attor- The city is in neys to refrain default and from giving the loan, now has to resulting in pay 8 percent city officials per year on looking elsewhere for the the $327,000 cash. amount, up “We’re trying to figure from the prior out how to pay 3 percent. for it with our own funds without being able to get a loan,” said Mayor Michael Hellmann. “We don’t happen to have $300,000 on hand or the ability to get a hold of it without the loan, that’s the whole purpose of getting a loan.” Two months after the agreement’s due date, the city is in default and now has to pay 8 percent per year on the $327,000 amount, up from the prior 3 percent. If 1530 LLC. representatives turn in the note, they could foreclose on the property, Hellmann said. “They’re not making us pay anything right now because they know we don’t have anything to pay it with,” he said. “The city needs to put our books straight and start putting money away to pay it off because we can’t get a loan to pay it off.” While Kenton Circuit Judge Gregory Bartlett and an appeals court have already overturned Catchen’s suit’s injunction against procuring a loan for the property, the city is still waiting on a threejudge panel to rule on the injunction for the third time, said City Attorney Bob Winter. Park Hills is also waiting to hear from Bartlett on the city’s request to dismiss Catchen’s suit due to lack of standing. Even if Bartlett were to rule in the city’s favor, Catchen has said he will take the suit as far as it will go. “I feel as though the way the purchase was done was illegal. There were laws broken and until that is clarified I’m going to stand my ground,” he said.

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Liberty, the Florence Freedom mascot, greets students at Caywood Elementary on March 1. Students can win free tickets to Freedom games by participating in the school's reading program.

Resident in state art show By Regan Coomer

A Lakeside Park woman uses watercolor-like paintings to bring out the divine. Catherine Logsdon, whose art is inspired by worship music and scriptures, incorporates spiritual elements and strong colors to bring her art to life. “My aim is to create images that bring resolution, calm, deepened insight, hope and joy to the burning questions of the heart, soul and spirit,” she said. Logsdon will soon be featured in the prestigious Kentucky Crafted: The Market show in Louisville’s Kentucky Exposition Center March 4-7. The show has been produced by the Kentucky Arts Council since 1981 and is dedicated to building and promoting the arts industry in the state. Logsdon’s painting “I’m Coming for You,” depicting an aqua-

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The community can view Lakeside Park resident Catherine Logsdon’s art at Kentucky Crafted: The Market from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday March 6 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday March 7. The show is open to wholesalers March 4 and 5. The Market is located at the Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville. Admission is $8. Children 15 and under get in free. Parking is $6. For more information about Kentucky Crafted: The Market, visit For more information about Logsdon or her classes held at Thou Art Studio in Newport, visit


Lakeside Park resident Catherine Logsdon’s painting “I’m Coming for You” is featured as the program cover for Louisville’s Kentucky Crafted: The Market show, which is open to wholesalers Thursday and Friday March 4 and 5 and the public Saturday and Sunday March 6 and 7. The painting was also featured on the Kentucky Crafted: The Market tickets and ad in the January issue of Southern Living magazine. marine horse in flight, was is also featured on the Kentucky Crafted program and tickets. The artist will have her own booth at Kentucky Crafted, where she expects to display paintings, prints and more than 200 greeting cards. While Logsdon has worked at Kentucky Crafted as a volunteer in the past, this is her first year actually being in the show. “I’ve submitted things for this type of thing many times over the years, but for them to come to me, I don’t know how to describe it,” she laughed. “It’s a real privilege and an honor.” Using images that recall the spiritual side of life is a way to affect many people, Logsdon said. “There might be symbolism of three standing for the trinity, but it might not be three crosses, it might be three stars or groups of three of all kinds of things,” she explained. “People coming from all different backgrounds say my

art has touched them in different ways, but they can’t usually put their finger on it.” While Logsdon paints mainly in acrylics, she prefers the look of watercolor and paints to achieve that “effect.” “I use strong colors and paint thin layers of washes of color so it kinds of builds up,” she said. “I like to hide things in my paintings – I do a subtle image and paint over top of it. When you first look you see one of the top layers, but when you keep looking you can see something hidden underneath.” When Logsdon isn’t painting herself, she’s teaching classes at her studio, called Thou Art Studio, in Newport and at Florence’s Monart School of the Arts. Logsdon’s studio classes are $15 a class and are open to adults and children.


Lakeside Park resident Catherine Logsdon as she works on one of her paintings. Logsdon, who has been painting professionally for the last 10 years, is inspired by worship music and the scriptures. For more information about Logsdon, visit


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March 4, 2010

Kenton officials to meet for talks, ideas at forum

Fort Mitchell to withhold KLC dues By Jason Brubaker

The Fort Mitchell city council has voted to withhold their dues to the Kentucky League of Cities, wanting to see “greater oversight and accountability of the executive staff.” Following a lengthy discussion at their March 1 meeting, the council voted 5-3 to withhold the dues, although it is unclear if that means the city will remain a member of the KLC in the future. City clerk Amy Able said the 2009 dues, approximately $2,100, were due in September, but cities were granted an extension through the end of March. A resolution prepared by councilman Will Terwort suggested the city withhold the dues until they see more financial oversight by the KLC, following a series of reports that detailed excessive spending by some members of the executive staff. In December, State Auditor Crit Luallen released a report on the KLC that included 140 recommendations to strengthen their policies and procedures. “I just don’t know that

[the KLC] is where they need to be at right now in terms of changing that culture,” said councilman Chris Wiest. “I’m not comfortable sending our money down there when they haven’t really made the changes that need to be made yet.” Mayor Tom Holocher, a member of the KLC Board of Directors, pointed out that the KLC is trying to implement changes, but simply hasn’t had the time to review all of the recommendations. “To get people all across the state to look over all of this paperwork and agree on everything and give them only about eight weeks to do it all - I just don’t know if it can be done,” he said. “I do think that they’re making progress, but it’s going to take some time.” Wiest disagreed, saying the KLC should have acted sooner and not waited for the state audit report in December. He also said that since many of the same people are still involved with the KLC that have been named in various reports, he questions whether change is on the way.

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“All of the policies aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on if they’re not enforced,” he said. “They are using taxpayer dollars, and we need to be sure those dollars are being used in the right way.” In addition to their yearly dues, the city currently pays around $90,000 in yearly insurance premiums to the KLC. City administrator Steve Hensley also said that the KLC provides valuable lobbying services for the city in Frankfort, as well as support and training programs for city employees and elected officials. “I don’t agree with everything that has gone on [at the KLC], but they do also do a lot of good things for the city at a pretty good bargain,” he said. “So if we go elsewhere to get those services, there is always a chance we could end up paying more.” The council declined to set a firm timetable on when they would potentially pay the dues. “Until we see that changes are being made, I just don’t want to send our money there,” said Terwort.

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An upcoming forum will give Kenton County officials and election candidates a chance to mingle. County Commissioner Kris Knochelmann has been planning the meeting, scheduled for April 24 at Dixie Heights High School, for the last few months with the help of some city officials. Knochelmann hopes the forum will allow city and county officials to better communicate. “There are tons of ideas that are maybe only spoken about one to one and are not brought up in a group,” he said. “This is an opportunity to do that.” The event will be hosted by Northern Kentucky Forum, a partnership of the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement, Vision 2015 and Legacy – three nonpartisan groups that conduct similar public events throughout the year. The government officials event will kick off with eight-minute speeches by Judge-Executive Ralph Drees, Crestview Hills Mayor Paul Meier, former Fort Wright Mayor Tom Litzler and Salmon P. Chase College of Law Professor

Northern Kentucky Forum will hold an event focusing featuring Kenton County and city officials discussing the betterment of the county from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 24 at Dixie Heights High School. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Kristen Barker of the Intercommunity Center for Peace & Justice at 513-5798547.

Phillip Sparkes. Knochelmann said the speakers will answer the question, “If they were to make a big impact on making city county/government work more efficiently in the county, how would they do it?” Following the talks, the officials will break up into groups of 10 for general discussion, which will be facilitated by The Intercommunity Justice & Peace Center of Cincinnati. “I think oftentimes we’re all so busy and rushed that we don’t have time to sit down and talk. This allows for that – if nothing else you get a chance to talk, or at the most there are enough ideas and suggestions that allows them to solve a problem in a better way,” Knochelmann said.

While all city and county officials and election candidates have been invited to the forum, the event is also open to the community at large, Knochelmann said. “I’d love to see something like this done annually or in a bigger forum. Hopefully everyone gets something out of it,” he said. Fort Wright City Administrator Gary Huff, who has helped planned the event, said it’s a good thing anytime people get together and “have discussions on the future of where not only Kenton County is going, but also where Northern Kentucky is going,” he said. Independence Mayor Chris Moriconi also helped in the planning of the forum. Moriconi said “effective communication” between the county and cities could “increase our ability to create a more effective government, reduce duplication of services and utilities and save the taxpayers money.” Moriconi said there will be no political agendas at the forum. “This is for the betterment of Kenton County and our entire community,” he said. “We’re going in there with an open mind for ideas.”

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VILLA HILLS - Villa Madonna Academy is holding an open house on March 7 for students and parents in grades 6-8. The open house will begin at noon, and will include tours of the school as well as information about the school and light refreshments. The open house will last until about 1:30 p.m. VMA is currently registering students for the freshman class of 2010-11. For more information about the open house, or VMA, call 331-6333 or visit



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she’d be back the next day. Later that day she walked over an hour to tell us her granddaughter had died.” Despite the adversity he faced in Haiti from Jan. 22 to Feb. 13, David Ingala is proud of the time he spent working as a sometimes nurse and pharmacist at the permanent clinic of Nehemiah Vision Ministries, an international organization focused on transforming the lives of Haitian people through education, health and spiritual development. “We worked 12 hours a

An Independence man helped a medical team treat more than 7,000 people during a three-week stay in Haiti. His only regret? The few the team lost. “There was a little girl who hadn’t eaten or drank for eight days. I fed her a bottle of Pedialyte for 15 minutes. We asked her grandmother to leave her with us overnight, but she said no,” he said. “She said

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Hundreds of people lined up daily, starting at 6 a.m., outside of Nehemiah Vision Ministries’ clinic in Haiti, where Independence man David Ingala volunteered for three weeks. said. And while many of Haiti’s people are destitute, Ingala said their fortitude astonished him. “I’ve never seen a culture that has more self dignity in the face of disaster,” he said. “They’re a great people and they deserve the help.” While in Haiti, Ingala kept in touch with his nineyear-old son and family via facebook and e-mail. Here’s an excerpt from his message home Feb. 1: “My outlook on food and eating has been totally changed. When almost every child you see asks for food and water, it

breaks my heart. I feel guilty for being overweight, having a roof over my head and access to clean drinking water.” Ingala’s time in Haiti not only has changed his outlook, but also his life’s purpose: he plans to visit again in April, this time with his son, and in the future, get sponsorship to work for Haiti full time. “Dream scenario I’d do paperwork or fundraising three weeks out of the month and spend a week a month in Haiti,” he said. “Just enough to get by, pay my mortgage and support my son. The ultimate main

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Learn to spot horse neglect, abuse signs By Chris Mayhew

In the Bluegrass state where people love horses, lots of people want to have their own. But, organizers of a free Sunday, March 21 Equine Abuse Education course say not everyone is prepared, able or sometimes even willing to do what it takes to properly care for a horse. The course is for anyone across the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area concerned about the treatment of horses, said Anna Zinkhon, board member of the Northern Kentucky Horse Network, who owns and operates Misty Ridge Farm in Camp Springs. “We are going to be teaching people how to recognize horse abuse,” Zinkhon said. But, just as important will be instructing people about what is and isn’t abuse, she said.

“A horse is perfectly content to be in cold weather, that’s not the problem,” Zinkhon said. “It’s whether they’re being fed enough and treated for an injury.” Zinkhon said it was decided to have the abuse education course in light of the recent issues surrounding the treatment of horses in Clermont County. Animal control officers in Clermont County found dead and malnourished horses on a farm in Bethel in December. Twelve charges of either cruelty to animals or abandoning animals have been filed against Chad Moore, a horse trainer, of Bethel. Moore’s trial was scheduled to begin March 2 in Clermont County Municipal Court. “There was an issue for many months of trying to get someone to react to that situation,” Zinkhon said. But there have also been smaller-scale cases in Northern Kentucky too, she

said. NKHN works directly with animal shelters, animal control officers and horse owners to resolve reported cases of abuse or neglect. “There’s a lot of horses suffering for a lot of reasons,” she said. Horses can be expensive to care for, and some people who bought horses before the economy started getting bad are finding it more difficult to care for them, Zinkhon said. “Nobody’s got money to buy them, and nobody’s got money to feed them,” she said. Getting the word out to the public about how to care for a horse properly is essential, especially for first time horse owners, said Kenton County Animal Shelter Director Dan Evans. “A lot of people will get a horse and not really know enough of what they need,” Evans said. “Then it ends up in neglect.”

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Spotting horse neglect

A free Equine Abuse Education course for the public will be in the cafeteria at Campbell County High School, 909 Camel Crossing, Alexandria, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 21. The event is sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Horse Network, the Kentucky Horse Council and the University of Kentucky Extension Service. Elsie Rogers, who trains animal control officers how to spot abuse and neglect for the Kentucky Horse Council, will be the featured speaker. For information visit the horse network’s Web site Kentucky, being the horse capital of the world, means lots of people want to buy their own horse, Evans said. But, many forget not only how costly horses are, but that they need things like having a farrier come out regularly to care for the horse’s hooves, he said. “It’s a little bit different than just a cat or a dog,” Evans said.


Turfway hosts Irish Day at Races The luck of the Irish will be in full force at Turfway Park on Saturday, March 6, when the thoroughbred racecourse hosts the fourth annual Irish Day at the Races. The family-friendly event is presented by the Fenians of Northern Kentucky, an Irish heritage cultural organization with roots dating from the mid19th century. Scheduled for noon to 6:30 p.m. during Turfway’s live racing program, Irish Day at the Races features all things Irish: jigs, reels, and Celtic roots music from the Vinegar Hill Irish Band, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Glee Club, and bagpiper Patrick Hill; performances by national and international champions the McGing Irish Dancers; and a wide variety of Irish-themed artwork, jewelry, clothing, and other handcrafts. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub in Covington will provide such authentic Irish fare as Irish stew, corned beef and cabbage, and shepherd’s pie, and tradi-

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Caywood students pitch in for Haiti relief

By Jason Brubaker

Caywood Elementary teacher Sarah Ackel had a hunch that a fundraiser to help out victims of the earthquakes in Haiti might be popular. But even she couldn’t have imagined how well it would turn out. In one week, the students at Caywood raised over $1,200, which they presented to the American Red Cross at a Feb. 23 assembly. Additionally, they also collected over 1,000 canned goods and food items that will be donated. “I was blown away,” admitted Ackel. “I didn’t expect to have as much as we did, but the kids and their families did a terrific job, and we’re just so proud of them.” In order to raise the money, the students were able to donate money each day to take part in special activities at the school. By donating a dollar, the students could wear different, crazy outfits at school, including a Pajama Day, Hat Day, and Jersey Day. Although the fundraiser was organized by the fourth grade classes as a service learning project, Ackel said the entire school all chipped in to do their part. Toward that point, Ackel said that although the students could choose between donating one dollar or donating a food item to take part in the day’s activities, many students chose to do both. “A lot of them would bring money and food in every day, and it just shows the generosity of our

kids and families,” she said. “It was really neat to see them get so into giving back and helping out a great cause.” Indeed, fourth-graders Amy Reynolds and Myia Coy said they enjoyed organizing the fundraiser. “We know that it was a poor country before, and this really hurt them, so we wanted to do something to help out,” said Coy. “It was pretty cool to be able to wear our pajamas and things like that at school, and also know that we were going to help people out in Haiti,” added Reynolds. The teachers at the school also got into that act, with many of them donating $10 in order to wear jeans all week to work. When it was all done and accounted for, the school was able to present a check to the Red Cross for $1,292. The students also invited in the Two Men and a Truck moving company for the assembly, after which the kids helped load all of the canned goods onto a waiting truck in the parking lot. “I think what they did here was just amazing,” said Diana Wood, a supervisor with the Cincinnati Area Chapter of the Red Cross. “It was not only a creative and fun idea for the kids, but it also taught them about the importance of helping out others, which is what our mission is.” Wood also said that even though the devastation in Haiti may have started to fade in the public consciousness, there is still plenty of work to be done, and the process of rebuilding the country is just getting started.


Fourth-graders from Caywood Elementary load supplies onto a truck on Feb. 23. The students raised over $1,200 and donated over 1,000 cans of food to the Red Cross to help the relief efforts in Haiti. “It’s one of those situations where we’ll be working long after all the media and camera lights have gone off to look for the next

story,” she said. “There’s so much to be done, and it’s going to take a while. But every little bit helps, and we’re certainly grateful for the

Beechwood student selected as National Merit Finalist By Jason Brubaker

For Beechwood High School senior Ellen Burns, waiting is nothing new. “I had to wait to find out if I made it through each of the earlier rounds, and now I just have a couple more months at the most to find out if I’ll get something, so we’ll just see what happens,” she said. “There’s so many other things going on right now that I just try not to think about it that much.” Burns was recently notified that she has been selected as a National Merit Finalist, one of only 15,000 high school students across the country to receive that designation. Based on her PSAT scores from her junior year, Burns hopes to be one of approximately 8,200 students to ultimately earn a National Merit Scholarship, which can be worth as much $2,500. Burns was one of 50,000 students to be recognized initially for her scores, and in May, was one about 34,000 to move on and receive a Letter of Commendation. In September, she was one of the 16,000 students to be named a Semi-Finalist, and just this month, received word she was selected as a finalist.

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“I was really excited, because I honestly didn’t know how it would work out,” she said. “There’s so many students competing against you, so I’m really honored to have made it this far.” Burns said she had been preparing for the PSAT test since taking it as a sophomore, and scoring high enough to warrant National Merit consideration. “Sophomores aren’t eligible for to compete for the scholarship, but it showed what she was capable of,” said Principal Ginger Webb. “So I think it definitely gave her some confidence for the next year.” Even so, Burns recalled feeling “just a little extra pressure” when she took the test as a junior. “I had some friends who knew I had done pretty well, so they were all telling me I needed to do even better this time,” she recalled with a smile. “But it wasn’t too bad. I knew that I could do it, so I just had to focus on that and not worry about anything else.” Focusing on school has never been a problems for Burns, who boasts a 4.33 grade point average and has also been recognized as a member of the National Honor Society, Academic Club and French Club. She also won the Governor’s Scholar Award, the “I

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Beechwood High School senior Ellen Burns has been named a finalist for a 2010 National Merit Scholarship. "She's just an amazing student," said Principal Ginger Webb (left). Dare You” National Leadership Award, and was a Scholastic Writing Award Gold Key winner. She also has found time to be a member of the Speech and Drama Team, as well as the soccer team. “She’s an amazing student just amazing,” said Webb. “She is really destined for some great things - there’s no doubt in my mind.” Burns, who plans to attend the University of Kentucky next year

and study biology as she prepares for an eventual career in medicine, said she will likely hear whether she was selected as a winner sometimes in the next two months. Until then, she knows all she can do is wait. “I don’t have any control over it right now, but I do get a little anxious whenever someone brings it up,” she said. “It would be a great honor, and I’m just hoping it will work out my way.”

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This week in basketball

• Simon Kenton High School girls beat Williamstown 57-37, Feb. 22, in the 32nd District tournament. Simon’s top-scorer was Ali Ponzer with 21 points, including three 3-pointers. • Notre Dame High School girls beat Beechwood High School 57-41 in 35th districts, Feb. 23. Notre Dame’s topscorer was Payton Schilling with 17 points. Beechwood’s top-scorer was Elly Ogle with 18 points. • St. Henry High School girls beat Dixie Heights High School 64-40, Feb. 24, in 34th District tournament. St. Henry’s top-scorer was Shannon O’Daniel with 16 points, including four three-pointers. Dixie’s top-scorer was Meredith Hartfiel with 13 points. • Villa Madonna girls beat Ludlow 44-21, Feb. 24, in 34th District tournament. Villa’s top-scorer was Morgan Cook with 17 points. • Scott High School girls beat Calvary Christian 59-25, in the 37th District tournament, Feb. 24. Scott’s topscorer was Lauren Tibbs with 26 points. • Dixie Heights boys beat Lloyd High School 57-44, Feb. 25, in 34th District tournament. Dixie’s top-scorer was Brandon Hatton with 20 points, including two threepointers. • St. Henry High School’ boys beat Villa Madonna 5642, Feb. 25, in the 34th District tournament. St. Henry’s top-scorer was Ben Bessler with 19 points. Villa’s topscorer was David Schuh with 21 points, including six threepointers. • Walton-Verona girls beat Simon-Kenton 42-41, Feb. 25, in the 32nd District championship. Simon’s top-scorer was Sydni Wainscott with 12 points, including one threepointer. • St. Henry boys beat Dixie Heights 69-52 in the 34th District final, Feb. 26. Dixie’s topscorer was Brandon Hatton with 19 points, including four three-pointers. • Simon Kenton boys beat Walton-Verona 44-43 in the 38th District championship, Feb. 26. Simon’s top-scorer was Cody Chambers with 20 points, including four threepointers.


Thomas More College senior power forward Daniel McKeehan, has been selected as the College Division ESPN The Magazine Academic McKeehan All-America Men’s Basketball Player of the Year by the College Sports Information Directors of America. A double major in economics and business finance, McKeehan has a perfect 4.0 grade point average. He is the first Saint in school history to win the award in any sport. A starter in 23 of 25 games for the Saints, he leads the team in scoring with a 15.7 average. He also has a teamleading .627 field goal percentage while averaging 4.8 rebounds per game. He is also the team leader with 55 assists and 55 steals. He scored a career-high 33 points this season against Thiel College on Jan. 16. His performance against Thiel earned him a spot on the He has also been selected recently as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the third time this season.

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


Unified Colonels are district runner-ups By James Weber

Ken Chevalier’s haircut didn’t quite match his dapper black suit. Chevalier, the Dixie Heights High School head boys’ basketball coach, shaved his head into a mohawk style to match the cosmetological plan his players had for the postseason. The Colonels, the No. 1 seed in the 34th District, reached the finals of the district tournament before losing to host team St. Henry, 69-52, Feb. 26. “The team wanted to do it as a unity thing,” Chevalier said. “The coaching staff went and surprised the kids and got on board with that. I’m 44 years old. I have bad hair days all the time anyway, so what difference does it make? Nothing creates team unity like bad

hair.” Chevalier said his team had a bad basketball day against St. Henry. After an early Dixie lead, the Crusaders hit eight 3-pointers for the game and led by 14 after three quarters. “We didn’t match their energy,” he said. “We knew coming we had to match their intensity. We knew

with all their seniors playing on their home floor, they’re going to play hard.” Dixie drew defending state champ Holmes in a regional quarterfinal Thursday, March 4. Dixie fell 6764 to the Bulldogs Feb. 2. “Ever since we played Holmes tough a couple of weeks ago, we’ve had a bunch of mediocre games,”


Dixie Heights eighth-grader Brandon Hatton led Dixie with 19 points in the Colonels’ 69-52 loss to St. Henry in the 34th District final Feb. 26. Chevalier said. “Right now, I don’t know what it is. We need to get refocused.” Covington Catholic (1712) lost to Holmes 57-43 in the 35th District Tournament. The Colonels were set to

Boys’ regional schedules Eighth Region at Henry Co.

Wednesday: South Oldham vs. Anderson County, 6:30 p.m.; Gallatin County vs. WaltonVerona, 8 p.m. Thursday, March 4: Shelby County vs. North Oldham, 6:30 p.m.; Simon Kenton vs. Owen County, 8 p.m. Monday, March 8: Wednesday winners, 6:30 p.m.; Thursday winners, 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 9: Final, 7 p.m.

Ninth Region at Bank of Kentucky Center

Wednesday: Ryle vs. Newport, 6 p.m., St. Henry vs. Covington Catholic, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4: Holmes vs. Dixie Heights, 6 p.m.; Newport Central Catholic vs. Boone County, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 6: Wednesday winners, 6 p.m.; Thursday winners, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 7: Final, 3 p.m.

10th Region at Mason County Fieldhouse

Thursday: George Rogers Clark vs. Harrison County, 6:30 p.m.; Scott vs. Bracken County, 8 p.m. Friday: Pendleton County vs. Montgomery County, 6:30 p.m.; Mason County vs. Bishop Brossart, 8 p.m. Saturday: Thursday winners, 5 p.m.; Friday winners, 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 8: Final, 7:30 p.m.

play St. Henry in a Ninth Region quarterfinal March 3. CovCath is back in the regional after a one-year absence. Villa Madonna (11-14) lost to St. Henry 46-32 in a 34th District semifinal. VMA seniors are Zach Steinkoenig, Blake Bryan, David Schuh and Ryan Schroth. Bryan was VMA’s all-tournament selection. Beechwood (17-11) lost to Holmes 61-43 in the 35th District semifinals. John Pohlgeers and Tyler Fangman were Beechwood’s top scorers for the year. Seniors were Pohlgeers, Nick Hall, Ray Barry and Kyle Daniels.

Saints win 4-peat in conference final By James Weber

New team, same title. The Thomas More College women’s basketball team won its fourth straight Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship with a 77-67 win over fourthseeded Westminster College Feb. 27 at the Connor Convocation Center. With the win, the Saints improved to 25-3 and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament. They will host Fontbonne (18-9) in a firstround game this weekend 7 p.m. Friday. A win pits TMC against Washington-St. Louis (23-2) or Maryville (22-5) 7 p.m. Saturday. “It’s great to win this again,” said junior center Nicole Dickman, a Notre Dame Academy graduate. “Now we’ll try to go further in the NCAA Tournament.” This title run was tougher than recent years as the Saints had to work in several freshmen and sophomores into the lineup. “We weren’t sure we were going to be here because we lost so much from last year,” TMC head coach Brian Neal said. Thomas More raced out to a 15-2 lead less than four minutes into the game when Dickman made a

Head coach Brian Neal and the Thomas More College women’s basketball team celebrate their conference title Feb. 27. jumper. The Titans responded but still trailed 42-32 at halftime. Westminster (13-15), the No. 4 seed, cut the lead to 47-42 four minutes into the second half, but Thomas More answered with a 21-8 run to extend the lead to 68-50. “We jumped on them

early on and tried to maintain the lead,” Neal said. “We knew Westminster would play tough. They’re a very physical team. They’re not easy to score on. We knew we would have to grind it out.” Dickman led all scorers with 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the floor.

Chelsea Tolliver (Simon Kenton) joined her in double-figures with 11. Dickman led the team on the boards with six rebounds. Several of the Saints will be new to the NCAA Tournament, including Tolliver, who is TMC’s leading scorer. Tolliver, who played in two Kentucky state tournaments


at Simon Kenton, hopes that experience will help. “I’m honored to be a part of this team,” Tolliver said. “We played together as a team. I feel like I have stepped up and other people have stepped up as well.”

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Pandas stay alive in hoops postseason

Girls’ regional schedules Eighth Region at Simon Kenton

By James Weber

Friday, March 5: South Oldham/Shelby County vs. Owen County/Simon Kenton, 6 p.m.; Walton-Verona/Carroll County vs. Anderson County/Oldham County, 7 p.m. Saturday: Final, 7 p.m.

Payton Schilling has had a strong second half of the season. The Notre Dame Academy sophomore parlayed that into a strong second half of the game as she helped the Pandas (18-13) reach the 35th District semifinal and the Ninth Region Tournament. Schilling scored most of her 17 points in the second half as NDA beat Beechwood, 57-41, Feb. 23. Beechwood led by three points at halftime. “I got really frustrated in the first half and picked it up,” she said. “I just needed to get used to playing and then I get my game back on.” Said NDA head coach Nicole Levandusky: “Schilling has really stepped up. She’s one of our most consistent players, and she showed that tonight. She runs the floor hard and plays great defense. That’s

Ninth Region at Bank of Kentucky Center, NKU

Friday: Boone County/Bellevue vs. Notre Dame/Villa Madonna, 6 p.m.; St. Henry/Holy Cross vs. Newport Central Catholic/Ryle, 7:30 p.m. Sunday: Final, 1 p.m.

10th Region at Mason County Fieldhouse

Wednesday: Brossart/Montgomery County vs. Pendleton County/Bracken County, 6:30 p.m. Clark/Nicholas County vs. Mason County/Scott, 8 p.m. Saturday: Final, noon. JAMES WEBER/STAFF

Notre Dame senior Lesley Drees drives upcourt with Beechwood junior Brittany Del Barba chasing during NDA’s win in the 35th District semifinals Feb. 23. JAMES WEBER/STAFF

Villa Madonna Academy senior Kim Schroer looks to pass during VMA’s 38-26 loss to St. Henry in the 34th District final Feb. 26. why she’s in the starting lineup.” The 17 was Schilling’s


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

season high. She only scored one in the district final win over Holy Cross, but season leading scorer Catie Ammerman had 16 points. Olivia Voskuhl had 12 and Chandler Clark 11. “I love my team,” Schilling said. “We’re really close. We bond. I love my new coaching staff. They have worked with me every day.” The St. Henry District High School girls’ basketball team allowed 53 points to Villa Madonna Academy in their regular season meeting Feb. 11. When they met again in the 34th District championship game Feb. 26, VMA scored less than half that many, 26. Still, by getting that far, VMA is in the Ninth Region Tournament for the first time in team history. Morgan Cook and Amy Kreutzer were all-tourney

picks. “I’m proud of our girls,” said VMA head coach Don Shields. “We’ll see what we can do. (St. Henry was) very quick, very defensiveminded, created some turnovers. We tried to do some things, took some chances we probably shouldn’t have taken.” Notre Dame beat VMA 55-47 in a Ninth Region quarterfinal Monday night, March 1. VMA finished 216. Notre Dame (18-13) plays Boone County (25-3) in a 6 p.m. Friday, March 5, semifinal. NDA lost 61-46 Jan. 9.

The final is 7 p.m. Saturday. Beechwood (16-12) enjoyed its first winning season in seven years and was second in the NKAC Division III standings. Abby Beausir is the lone senior. Dixie Heights lost 64-40 to St. Henry in the 34th District semifinals. Dixie (6-19) seniors are Karli Rader and Deandra Jackson. Sophomore Meredith Hartfiel, Dixie’s leading scorer for the year, was Dixie’s all-tournament pick.

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Regional bowling tourney March 6 By James Weber

The Northern Kentucky regional bowling tournament will take place Saturday, March 6 at La Ru Lanes in Highland Heights. The girls’ tourney begins at 9 a.m. and the boys’ at 1 p.m. Eight teams of each gender will compete for the title. Four boys’ teams and six girls’ teams will advance to the state tournament March 13 at Super Bowl Erlanger. Four of the boys’ competitors won regular season district titles to earn a regional berth. They are Boone County, Campbell County, Newport and Holy Cross. Girls’ district champs were Conner, Campbell, Newport and Holy Cross.

Boys standings

District 1: Boone County 69.5-14.5, Cooper 35-49, Conner 30-54, Ryle 13-71. District 2: Campbell County 63.5-20.5, Dixie Heights 63-21, Covington Catholic 54-30, Highlands 48-36, Scott 39-45. District 3: Newport 6222, Bishop Brossart 62-22, Newport Central Catholic 48-36, Dayton 32-52, Bellevue 21-63. District 4: Holy Cross


61.5-22.5, St. Henry 39.544.5, Walton-Verona 2856, Lloyd 19-65, Villa Madonna 3-81.

Girls standings

District 1: Conner 48.535.5, Boone 47.5-36.5, Cooper 40-44, Ryle 21.562.5. District 2: Campbell 7311, Notre Dame 63-21, Scott 60.5-23.5, Dixie 4242, Highlands 22-62. District 3: Newport 6816, Dayton 42-42, Brossart 39-45, NewCath 35-49, Bellevue 6-78. District 4: Holy Cross 4539, VMA 44.5-39.5, St. Henry 41.5-42.5, Lloyd 1767.

Boys averages (top three):

Cov Cath: Josh Bayless 181, Andrew Mairose 179, Tyler Mairose 171. Bayless’ high game was 254. Dixie: Chris Hamilton 193, Zach Day 191, Derrick Davis 168. Hamilton was fourth in Northern Kentucky and had a high game of 257. Day’s best was 237. Scott: Daniel Brungs 180, Zach Lawson 170, Cody Kindoll 162. Brungs and Kindoll each had highs of 240. Holy Cross: Brian Scheper 198, Eric Gregory 187,

Jon Kidd 177. Scheper had the third-highest average in Northern Kentucky and a high game of 269. St. Henry: Mike Wolfe 182, John Tepe 177, Eric Teipel 162. Wolfe’s high game was 246. Villa Madonna: Gavin Wichman 128, Scott Wright 118, Ray Moehlman 116. Lloyd: Jon McHendrix 150, Sam Banta 148, Robby Moore 139.

Girls averages (top three)

Notre Dame: Christy Kathman 153, Jill Benzinger 150, Maggie Weber 139. Dixie: Alexa Davis 137, Chelsea Houston 134, Dina Alkhateeb 124. Scott: Emily Freking 172, Caroline Beckett 147, Jordan Mastin 140. Freking has the top average in Northern Kentucky. Holy Cross: Brooke Crail 153, Sarah Groeshen 136, Megan Scheper 126. Crail’s high game is 246. St. Henry: Maggie Kloentrup 145, Chelsea Strange 141, Julie Kemp 124. VMA: Taylor Poe 136, Molly Backscheder 133, Alex Jennings 129. Lloyd: Ashley Powers 116, Michelle Powers 114, Lisa Grant 114.


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Indoor baseball signups

Signups for the 2010 Kentucky Amateur Baseball Association Learn to Play Indoor Baseball session are through March 20 for 4-yearolds Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Forms also available at The parent meeting will be conducted at the first practice March 20. This session of t-ball is for younger children that want an introduction to the game. League age is determined by the child’s age on April 30. Call Jeff Keener at 9914619.

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Federico Mas, on right, Spanish teacher and girls’ tennis coach at Villa Madonna Academy, is congratulated by Professional Tennis Registry CEO Dan Santorum for being named Kentucky Member of the Year by the Professional Tennis Registry. Mas is one of 14 tennis professionals from throughout the country to be honored by the PTR this year. Mas learned to play tennis in his native Argentina, and continued when he moved to the United States in 1991. Mas played for Wright State University, has 15 years of competitive experience and 10 years of fulltime tennis teaching and has reached the highest level of certification with the PTR, the designation of professional. Mas will apply his expertise to the Villa girls’ tennis team, hoping to help the students reach higher levels of performance. This summer he will offer tennis clinics for all levels.

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The Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame inducted five new members Jan. 20 in Villa Hills. The guest speaker was former NKU head basketball coach Ken Shields. Front row, from left: Dennis Bright, Shields, Tom McClanahan (son of deceased inductee David McClanahan). Back row: Paul Fiser, Jim Osborn, Mike Ryan.

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BRIEFLY More in basketball

• St. Henry girls beat Villa Madonna 38-26 in the 34th District championship, Feb. 26. Villa’s top-scorer was Amy Kreutzer with 12 points. • Notre Dame Academy girls beat Holy Cross 53-47 in the 35th District championship, Feb. 26. Notre Dame’s top-scorer was Catie Ammerman with 16 points, including two three-pointers. • Bishop Brossart girls beat Scott High School 42-40 in the 38th District championship, Feb. 26. Scott’s topscorer was Lauren Tibbs with 20 points.

Player of the week

Thomas More College junior center Brian Muse, a Bethel-Tate High School graduate, was named the

Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week, Feb. 9, by the conference office. Muse led the Saints to a pair of tight PAC victories that week while averaging 14.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.5 blocked shots and 1.5 steals per game. He recorded 16 points, five boards, three blocks and a pair of steals in a 92-89 road win at PAC foe Geneva College on Feb. 3, then turned around to record 12 points, seven caroms, and a careerhigh eight blocked shots for the Saints in a 72-68 home victory Feb. 6 against Washington & Jefferson College.

Player of the week

Thomas More College junior center Nicole Dickman, a

Notre Dame Academy graduate, was recently named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Dickman Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. Dickman averaged 15.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per game while leading the 14thranked Saints to a 2-0 week against PAC competition, defeating Saint Vincent College (72-55) and Grove City College (69-51). She recorded 17 points and six boards in the win over the Bearcats, then recorded her 13th career double-double with a 13 points and 11 caroms against the Wolverines.


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Snow has slowed spring’s progress Question: I am getting really anxious to start my vegetable garden, work on pruning my apple trees, and see the spring bulbs come up and start flowering. It seems to me like these things should be happening by now. Am I right? What bulbs should we be seeing in bloom soon? It seems like there are usually a few things blooming by late February, but about all we’ve seen so far is snow! Answer: You’re right! All the snow and cold weather this winter has slowed the progress of spring! Some years after a mild winter, we’ll see early bloomers such as yellow crocus, Witchhazel, winter honeysuckle, and winter aconites (Eranthis) starting to flower in early February. In mid-February, we sometimes see blooms of Japanese

Apricot, Helleborus, Leatherleaf Mahonia, early daffodils and Narcissus, Siberian Squill (Scilla), Corneliancherry Dogwood (CorMike Klahr nus mas), and Community silver maple. By late FebRecorder ruary, we can guest o c c a s i o n a l l y columnist enjoy the flowers of purple crocus, Japanese Cornel Dogwood, Snowdrops (Galanthus), overwintered pansies, Anemones, Glory of the Snow (Chionodoxa), pussy willow, red maple, and the elms. If you see any of these or other flowers in bloom, please call me at

586-6101 to report them on our bloom list, or e-mail me at . For a copy of our 2009 Bloom List that shows starting flowering dates for various plants throughout the year, click on the “Horticulture” tab on our website at In the home orchard, you can start pruning your apple and pear trees any time now. Call 5722600 about attending a free demonstration March 13 (at the Campbell County Extension Office) on how to properly prune your fruit trees. As soon as it warms up a bit, on a warm day, you can apply dormant oil to kill overwintering mites and scale insects. Dormant oil is applied to trees in early spring before buds swell, in order to protect them from scale insects.

However, you should not spray dormant oil when air temperature is below 40 degrees F, or when it is likely to drop below 40 degrees within 24 hours. So listen to the weather forecast. Your trees will probably also need a bactericide spray of fixed copper while the tree is dormant, in order to protect against fireblight disease. But don’t mix the fixed copper with the dormant oil. (Note: fixed copper is not the same as copper sulfate). In the vegetable garden, start preparing the soil just as soon as possible, but don’t till it while it’s wet. During the first two weeks of March, weather and soil permitting, you can start planting seeds of spinach, mustard, beets, and peas in your outdoor garden. These “cool-season vegetables” will all tolerate some freezing

temperatures, so they should do fine. By mid-March, you can also plant start planting seeds of radishes, turnips, collards, and rutabaga, plus onion sets, and crowns of asparagus and rhubarb. You can also start planting early potato seed pieces around March 15-20. If you have raised beds that are getting low on soil, you can add new potting soil or soil mix out of bags, or you can add compost. Raised beds will warm faster in the spring, yielding earlier harvests. Also, by mixing in some dry potting soil now, you may be able to go ahead and start planting, even though the bed was too wet before you mixed in the dry materials. Mike Klahr is the Boone County Extension Agent for Horticulture.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

Are you pleased with the way your public works crews have responded to the February snows? What could they have done better?

“I am very pleased with the response of crews that have kept us moving during these challenging winter days. Now fix the potholes quickly!” G.G. “Both state and county road crews did an excellent job in removing the recent snows in a timely fashion. It is great to see competence in government.” Rabbit Hash “Yes, I am very pleased. They did a great job!” Kimberley A. Powell “Yes, I think they did very good. I only counted 12 mailboxes knocked down! Thank you, road crew!” Duke

Next question: Would you consider or are you considering a Toyota for your next car, given the company’s recent recalls and safety concerns? Why or why not? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. “Walton crews have done an amazing job keeping our subdivision roads and main roads clear and safe! I moved here from Georgia and was scared to drive on ice and snow but they have made it much easier to survive here during the winter!” J.K.T. “They've done a wonderful job. I travel through Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties each day and have been quite impressed this year.” J.H.


Blood pressure up?

Advance Placement biology students at Villa Madonna perform a blood pressure lab. Students in grades 6-8, along with their parents, are invited to an open house at Villa Madonna Academy High School on Sunday, March 7 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Villa Madonna is a private, Catholic, college prep school serving boys and girls from throughout Greater Cincinnati. Founded in 1904, the school is sponsored by the Benedictine sisters of St. Walburg Monastery. Villa is located at 2500 Amsterdam Road in Villa Hills.

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Senator John Schickel (R-Union) with Adam Seal. Adam, the son of John and Susan Seal and a fifth-grade student at River Ridge Elementary, served as Schickel’s page on Feb. 17.

Whether it’s March Madness or Mega Millions, we like to play the odds. When it comes to colon cancer screening, the odds are pretty good. It is estimated that 90 percent of colon cancer is preventable with screening. But unfortunately, many people remain unaware of the lifesaving benefit of such screening and one day will hear the words, “you have colon cancer.” Colon cancer kills more than 8,000 Kentuckians every year and is the second leading cause of death due to cancer nationwide. Sadly, many Kentucky lives could have been saved had they had screening for colon cancer through a colonoscopy. A colonoscopy is a procedure which helps detect growths in the lining of the colon, also known as polyps, which can lead to the development of colon cancer. When these growths are removed by your doctor, colon cancer is prevented. But colon cancer can be

sneaky. When people feel well, they assume they don’t have cancer. Unfortunately, the early stages of colon cancer are usually not associated with symptoms. This is also when the disease is most treatable if detected. It is not until the disease has advanced, or had the chance to spread to new places both inside and outside the colon, that an individual will notice changes to his/her health, and at that point it may be too late for effective treatment. Therefore, everyone should receive a screening colonoscopy at age 50. For individuals who have a relative affected with colon cancer or colon polyps, their doctor may even recommend that their first colonoscopy occur prior to age 50 – tell your doctor if you have any family history of cancers. Please do your part to help stop colon cancer. If you are over the age of 50, ask your doctor about having a colonoscopy and schedule to have it done! Do not delay or cancel your appointment

or you may never have one Jody Wallace – remember the Community odds are in your Recorder favor if you are guest screened. columnist Remind your friends, family members, and neighbors over the age of 50 or who have a strong family history of colon cancer about the importance of colon cancer screening so they can improve their odds as well. Finally, help raise community awareness of colon cancer by participating in the national Dress in Blue Day on March 5. Whether it is your favorite Kentucky Wildcat tee or your favorite blue scarf, you can take action and help spread the word that colon cancer can be prevented.

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Couple bring out the tender touch in photos By Regan Coomer

An Independence couple, the owners of Tender Touch Photography, work to cover all bases for their customers. “We do a lot of weddings as a husband and wife team. He does the men getting ready, I do the women getting ready,” Angela Williams explained. “He tells the story, I’ll all about the details and emotions. Together we fill in the whole wedding.” The couple have been in the photography business for about a year and a half, covering weddings, birthdays, family photos, senior photos and more. Before actually starting Tender Touch Photography, the two had taken photos for fun and were in-demand from loved ones, which presented a problem. “We were doing it for a lot of family and friends and every time we would go to have something printed, they wouldn’t want to do it because they said they were professional,” Angela recalled. “We just decided to go for it,” added Johnny Williams. The couple run a home studio, but also can take photos on location; recently the Williams photographed a student in hunting gear on a deer stand for his senior photos “Whatever they want, we want them to be happy because they’ve got an image in their head when they walk in the door,” Johnny said. Shooting on location is especially helpful for mothers who may need to have additional outfits on-hand, Angela explained. On the whole, families are also more comfortable taking photos in a familiar setting.


Paul Fiehrer of Covington takes some laps in the pool at Silverlake Recreation Center in Erlanger, Feb. 23. Fiehrer will be competing in the 50 and 100 freestyle races, as well as the 4x50 medley relay in the 2010 USA National Games this summer in Lincoln, Neb. This will his first Special Olympics at the national level.


Independence couple Johnny and Angela Williams are the talent behind Tender Touch Photography. The Williams specialize in family photos, but are available for a wide range of events, such as parties, weddings and senior photos. Besides making sure customers get the photo they want, another plus the couple offers is unlimited time to take photos - some photographers require a time limit. Angela also has more than 20 years’ experience as a makeup artist, and can do a customer’s hair and makeup for an additional fee. “We’re a family business and we got into this because we enjoy it,” Johnny said. Angela agreed, adding “One of the joys of life is finding something you’re truly passionate about and bringing joy to someone else.” Photo prices start at $50 for a sitting fee at the couple’s home and $75 onlocation. Cost for hair and makeup is $35. For more information about Tender Touch Photography, visit or call 859-743-0896.

THINGS TO DO Play with your food

The Art of Food exhibition at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center will begin with its opening reception Friday, March 5, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibit features top local chefs and culinary experts who work with local artists to display food as an art form. Tickets range from $25 to $50. The exhibition runs through April 2. For details, visit or call 957-1940.

Meet the winemaker

D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits in Fort Thomas will have a special wine tasting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 10. Dennis Hall, who is the winemaker for Cannonball and Perfecta wines, will be at the event discussing his wines. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing D.E.P. is located at 90 W.

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Special Olympians have stories to tell By Adam Kiefaber

Throughout the 2010 Winter Olympics, there have been stories of perseverance and hardship. However, it is hard to imagine that any of those stories can hold a torch to the stories that reside in our local Special Olympians, who will compete in the 2010 USA National Games in Lincoln, Neb., July 18-23. Leading the group of local Olympians is Taylor Mill runner Matthew Minning, who already is a well-decorated track-and-field athlete earning a gold and two bronze medals in the 2006 USA National Games in Ames, Iowa, and two silver medals at the 2007 World summer Games in Shanghai, China. Minning, who boosts the nickname of the “Energizer Bunny,” hasn’t always been the great runner he is today. He had to work at it. When he first started running cross country at Scott High School it was very difficult for him to finish a 5K race. Eventually, finishing the race became more difficult for his teammates. “The boys would always tell me that he needs to run in longer races because he wouldn’t be tired and they would be,” Matthew’s mom, Marjorie said. “Sometimes it would just aggravate them (Scott team) because he would come in just fine, and they would be exhausted.” Minning has gone on to learn other sports and currently enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, wake boarding, roller skating, bowling, fishing, baseball and basketball. He will compete in the 3K, 5K and 10K races at this year’s games. Joining him in Nebraska will be

Learn the fundamentals

Have your child learn the fundamentals of basketball during the Lil Hoopstars Basketball Training Program at Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion. To sign-up for the program visit Sports of All Sorts from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. by March 7. The program will be taught by local AAU and high school coaches. Children, ages 4-7, will attend hour-long sessions each Monday at 6:30 p.m. for eight weeks. For more information, call 372-7754 or visit Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion is located at 10094 Investment Way in Florence. ADAM KIEFABER/STAFF

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Danielle Blakeney practices her routine at MJM Studios in Florence Feb. 24. Blakeney, who is an A/B honor roll student at Boone County High School, will compete in the Special Olympics 2010 USA National Games July 18-23 in Lincoln, Neb. Blakeney will be competing in her first national games.


Christy Farwell of Alexandria is a multiple-sport athlete that excels in track and field, basketball and golf. This summer, as a golfer, she will be the firstever female to represent Kentucky in individual stroke play during the Special Olympics National Games. This year's Olympics will take place in Lincoln, Neb., July 18-23. swimmer Paul Fiehrer of Covington, gymnast Danielle Blakeney of Erlanger and golfer Christy Farwell of Alexandria. Each of the athletes has their own story of perseverance. Six years ago, Fiehrer was 15 when his cousin Jarrod Chaney died in a car accident coming home from work. Fiehrer was devastated as the elder Chaney had embraced him and was teaching him how to be a teenager at Dixie Heights High School. “One time, I asked Paul, why do you try so hard,” Paul’s mom, Paulette Fiehrer said. “Are you swimming for your cousin, Jarrod?” “Yes,” Paul told his mom. Fiehrer, who has been swimming almost his entire life, swam hard and went on to win the 50 and 100 freestyle races at the state meet last June at Eastern Kentucky University. This summer, he will participate in his first National Games in the 50 and 100 freestyle races as well as the 4x50 medley relay. He hopes to add a couple of medals to go along with his “Yes I Can” award and his artistic honors given to him for his watercolor paintings. Currently Minning and Fiehrer play in a basketball league with the Christy Farwell, who will be the first-ever female golfer (not part of a team) to represent the state of Kentucky in the national games. Farwell, who also won a bronze medal for track and field during the 2006 games, prides herself on beating the boys. “I like the challenge because they kind of get mad and it is fun to watch them get mad,” she said. In her basketball league, she is only one of three girls on her team. Her biggest boy-beating accomplishment has to be in golf, where she has defeated her competition despite pick-


Taylor Mill Special Olympian Matthew Minning seen here participating in the 2007 World Summer Games in Shanghai, China, won a pair of silver medals at the event. Minning hopes to add to his medal total at the Special Olympics 2010 USA National Games July 1823 in Lincoln, Neb. In 2006, Minning won a gold and two bronze medals at the national games. ing up the game only two years ago. “She has beat some of the boys that have been playing for 15 years, it is rare but she can,” Christy’s mom, Carol said. “Playing with the boys, that is a feather in anyone’s hat.” Rounding out the group is the incredible story of gymnast Danielle Blakeney. When Blakeney was born she weighed two pounds, four ounces. The doctors told her mother, Coleen, she was going to be blind and unable to walk. Now, she is an 18-year-old senior at Boone County High School that will compete in her first Olympic games. As well as excelling in gymnastics, Blakeney is an honor roll student, a cheerleader and has participated in track and field. “If you ask her why she competes or why it is important to be a gymnast or a cheerleader, she will tell you that when she is in a uniform no one know treats her like she is different,” Coleen Blakeney said. If you would like to support Team Kentucky at the Special Olympics, visit Also, look for profile stories on each of our local Olympians in your Community Recorder newspaper leading up to the national games.


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The Art of Food, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Top local chefs and culinary experts blend with local artists to display food as an art form. Includes works by Bruce Frank, Matt Kotlarczyk, Pam Kravetz, Suzanna Proulx, Alex Reed and sculpture students from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Exhibit continues through April 2. $50, $35 members at door; $40, $25 members advance. Reservations recommended. 957-1940; Covington. Simply Spring, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Passionate Arts Center, 31-33 W. Pike St. Gallery 31. Opening reception. Includes meet and greet with artists. Featuring designer Terry Eklund’s gown, “Strength and Dignity.” Free. 3938358. Covington.


Lenten Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Fort Wright Civic Club, 115 Kennedy Road, Includes sandwich meals and dinners. Carryout available. Benefits Local charities. $4-$7. 3311150. Fort Wright. Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Line forms at 3:30 p.m. Mary Queen of Heaven School, 1130 Donaldson Highway, Gymnasium. Baked and fried fish, shrimp, salad meals for children, desserts and beverages. Codfather, man in fish costume, will visit. Father Rick Wurth passes out snacks to those people waiting in line. Call ahead for carryout. $2-$9. 3712622; Erlanger. Fish Fry Dinner, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Knights of Columbus 3908, Father Bealer Council, 605 Lytle Ave. Fish, chicken, jumbo shrimp, popcorn, hot dogs, hamburgers and sides. Carryout available. $1.50-$7. Presented by Knights of Columbus 3908, Fr. Bealer Council. 589-342-6643. Elsmere. Fish Fry Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Knights of Columbus 3908, Father Bealer Council, 605 Lytle Ave. Fish fries and hushpuppies, fish sandwich fries or coleslaw. $1.75-$5. Presented by Knights of Columbus 3908, Fr. Bealer Council. 342-6643. Elsmere. St. Patrick Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. St. Patrick Catholic Church, 3285 Mills Road, Fried fish, shrimp, grilled salmon, pizza and beer. Carryout available. With entertainment. $4-$8.50. 356-5151. Taylor Mill. Ladies Auxiliary Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Ryland Heights Fire Protection District, 10041 Decoursey Pike, Fish, chicken strips and shrimp along with side items and desserts. Carryout available. $7. 356-7970;


History Unearthed: Archaeology Speaks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Exhibit explores world of archaeology through photography, dig-site information and hands-on activities including actual staged indoor dig for all ages. Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free for members and ages 2 and under. 491-4003; Covington.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. Directed by Bill Gemmer and features John Von Ohlen. 261-2365; Covington.


Alonzo Bodden, 8 p.m. $20. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Ages 21 and up. Reservations required. 957-2000; Newport.


Shadowbox After Dark, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Comedy sketches and music by BillWho? Dedicated to love, relationships and all the fun between the sheets. $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. Through March 13. 581-7625; Newport. Beyond Therapy, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St. Comedy about the absurdities of relationships sparked by medium of personal ads and complicated by intervention of psychoanalysts. $15, $12 students and seniors. Presented by Falcon Theater. Through March 6. 513-479-6783. Newport.


American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St. Beginners welcome. $4. Presented by Northern Kentucky Bridge Club. 689-5743; Elsmere.


Winter/Spring Meet, 5:30 p.m. $1 draft beer, hot dogs, games and prizes. Snow Shoe Crabs performs. Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Free, except March 27. Through March 28. 371-0200; Florence. S A T U R D A Y, M A R C H 6


Elegant Variations, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Eva G. Farris Gallery at Thomas More College, Free. 513-460-1844; Crestview Hills. More Than Ink, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Meet-theartists opening celebration. Includes food. StoneBrook Winery tasting available, $5 for six tastes. Acoustic music by De Los Muertos 7-9 p.m. Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 261-5770; Newport.


Community Family Church Auction, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Twenhofel Middle School, 11846 Taylor Mill Road, Includes silent auction table with homemade cakes and pies. Concessions available. Presented by Community Family Church. 356-8851. Independence.


Sonny Moorman, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sidebar, 322 Greenup St. Free. 431-3456. Covington.

Katalyst Talent Agency Open Call, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Katalyst, LLC, 525 West Fifth Street, Suite 118, All experience levels seeking representation with Katalyst. First come, first served. Requirements at Web site. Free. 581-4555; Covington.




Cavashawn, 8 p.m. With the Heyday and State & Madison. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. $7. 800-7453000; Covington.


Cross-Tie, 10 p.m. Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 356-1440. Independence. Reckless, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dollar Bill Tavern, 8074 US 42, 746-3600. Florence.

Team Trivia, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Oakbrook Cafe, 6072 Limaburg Road, Free. 282-8570. Burlington.


Kentucky Kuzzins, 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Mainstream level Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. 513-9292427; Covington.

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History Unearthed: Archaeology Speaks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free for members and ages 2 and under. 491-4003; Covington.



Sonny Moorman, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sidebar, Free. 431-3456. Covington.


Alonzo Bodden, 7:30 p.m. $20. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Reservations required. 957-2000; Newport.


Shadowbox After Dark, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. 5817625; Newport. Beyond Therapy, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, $15, $12 students and seniors. 513-4796783. Newport. S U N D A Y, M A R C H 7


Food for Thought Filmfest, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Short films, speakers and information about food options that are healthy for you and the environment. Free. Presented by Sierra Club - Northern Kentucky. 5789442; Erlanger.


Vetiver, 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. $13, $10 advance. 431-2201; Newport.


Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night, 5 p.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Includes Shimmers gift certificate prizes. Free. 426-0490. Fort Wright.


Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, AAU/Competitive Basketball Tournaments, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, Teams responsible for paying official fees only and each team is guaranteed three games. Tournament play starts Saturday and runs all day with finals ending Sunday morning. Referee fees are due at time of registration. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 372-7754; Union. SOASYA Youth Recreational Coed Basketball, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, Accepting registrations for spring recreational CO-ED basketball League. The league is open to boys and girls from the ages of 5 to 17 years of age. $95. Registration required. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 3727754; Union. Girls Recreational and Competitive Volleyball, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, Ages 7-18. $95. Registration required. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 3727754. Union.


Umphrey’s McGee will perform with the band The Uglysuit at the Madison Theater Saturday, March 6 at 9 p.m. Doors will open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $20 in advance. For more information, call 491-2444 or visit The Madison Theater is located at 730 Madison Ave. in Covington. SOASYA Youth Weekend Coed Indoor Soccer, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, For ages 4-18. Ages groups 8,9-10,11 play on Sundays, while all other divisions play Saturdays. 95. Registration required. 372-7754. Union. Youth Weeknight Indoor Soccer, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, $500. Registration required. 3727754. Union. Lil Strikers Soccer Training Program, 9 a.m.9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, For ages 4-7. Participants learn basic skills associated with the game. $95. Registration required. 372-7754. Union. Lil Hoopstars Basketball Training Program, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, Class designed to teach basic introductory skills associated with the game. Ages 4-7. $95. 372-7754. Union. M O N D A Y, M A R C H 8

ART EXHIBITS Elegant Variations, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Eva G. Farris Gallery at Thomas More College, Free. 513-460-1844; Crestview Hills. BENEFITS

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Special Wine Tasting, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Dennis Hall, winemaker for Cannonball and Perfecta wines, for a meet-and-greet tasting of his wines during Cincinnati Wine Festival week. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, 90 W. Alexandria Pike, Reservations required. Email; Fort Thomas.


Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Shimmers, 426-0490. Fort Wright.


Original Wed Blues Jam, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave. Hosted by Dick and the Roadmasters award winning blues band. Burgers & Blues Dinner starts 6 p.m. 261-1029; Latonia.

Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky Women’s Community Action Council Fundraiser, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs, 20 W. 11th St. Benefits Meals on Wheels program. $25. Reservations recommended. Presented by Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky. 991-0183; Covington.



Running Word Wednesday, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Share writing or monologue, or listen to readings by others. Free. 431-2326. Covington.

Family Night, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings, 8840 Bankers St. Magic and comedy by Presto Paul. Family friendly. 746-9464; Florence.


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.

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COMMUNITY DANCE SwinGallery, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, All ages. No partner required. Free beginner East Coast Swing lesson 8-9 p.m. Dancing to music by DJ 9-11:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $5. Presented by SwinGallery. 513-290-9022; Covington. HEALTH / WELLNESS

Runner’s Injury Clinic, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. St. Elizabeth Edgewood Sports Medicine, 830 Thomas More Parkway, Receive assistance from local medical providers, including physical therapists, athletic trainers, physicians and registered dietician. Free. Registration required. Presented by Bob Roncker. Running Spot. 301-6300; Edgewood.

Rodrigo Y Gabriela, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. Mexican musical duo playing fast and rhythmic acoustic guitars. $30. 491-2444. Covington.





American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Elsmere Senior Center, $4. 689-5743; Elsmere.

Karaoke, 9 p.m. Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 356-1440. Independence. Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Shimmers, 426-0490. Fort Wright. 2 Fold, 8 p.m. Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, Free. Through March 25. 342-7000. Erlanger.


Passion and Silence: Music by 17th Century Italian Nuns, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Catacoustic Consort performs. Directed by Analisa Pappano. $18. 9571940; Covington.

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COMMUNITY DANCE 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. KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Karaoke, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, 426-0490. Fort Wright.


American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Elsmere Senior Center, $4. 689-5743; Elsmere.


Shen Yun Performing Arts returns to Cincinnati at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Music Hall, for a show of Chinese dance and music. The company is a group of artists who share in a vision of cultural renewal and are classically trained Chinese dancers, choreographers, musicians and vocalists. The performance is part of a 20-country world tour. Tickets are $125, $90, $70, $50, and $30. Call 513-621-2787 or visit

Alzheimer’s Support Group, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Brighton Gardens of Edgewood, 2950 Turkeyfoot Road, Designed to provide emotional support and practical information for family members and caregivers of those experiencing memory loss and dementia. Participants learn coping and communication skills from trained professionals. Free. 4261888. Edgewood.


The classic tale “Jack and the Beanstalk”comes to life as a new comedy presented by the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Taft Theatre, 317 East Fifth St., downtown Cincinnati. It is for ages 4 and up. Tickets are $20, $18 and $7. Call 513-569-8080, ext. 10 or visit


March 4, 2010

Community Recorder


Can there be a thrill in monotony?

Two ways can lead us to more deeply drink of life. One way is that of awareness. We overlook too much meaning, perceive only the veneer, and don’t take enough time to pan for the gold of understanding. As a remedy for superficiality a psychologist might begin by mentioning Plato’s belief that “an unexamined life is not worth living.” To encourage the same awareness a spiritual counselor might facetiously suggest an unaware adult replace the line from a child’s bedtime prayer, “if I should die before I wake…” with, “if I should wake before I die.” Many times I have written of deepening our awareness in life. Today I suggest a secondary mode. It is a paradoxical suggestion – gain the appreciation of life by insights into monotony. Modern minds hate monotony. The repetitious

has little attraction. “ B e e n t h e r e , seen it, d o n e that,” we say as if to a v o i d Father Lou repeating Guntzelman what we think we Perspectives a l r e a d y know. Culturally, the modern mind hates the monotony of the same spouse, the same car, the same fashion, the same morals, and a commitment to anything permanent. We think that makes us more free. So we frenetically search for new thrills, new chemical or experiential highs, new religions, extreme sports, etc. – anything to avoid being swallowed by monotony. Adherents of this search for the new might argue thus: everything that is full of life loves change because

Plates, bill of sale needed to protect car sellers With car dealers offering deals on new cars these days, more and more people are considering selling their old cars. But, if you’re planning on selling your car on your own, a word of warning so you don’t get stung like a local man. Jason Korte is a 22-yearold college student from North College Hill who wanted to sell his truck. He advertised on the Internet, found a buyer and got paid in cash. He said he thought he did everything right, but ended up losing his driving privileges and more. “The buyer and I went to the title office and we basically signed the title, transferred it. But, looking back now he didn’t have the proof of insurance with him nor did he have his driver’s license – and they still let us do the title transfer,” said Korte. Korte had signed the back of his title and the buyer signed acknowledging the odometer statement. “I did not have the tools to take the license plates off the car, so when the buyer went next door to take care of the registration he said he’d take care of it. I guess he went in there and did nothing. He left my license plates on the car,” Korte said. Korte didn’t learn what had happened until three months later when that buyer ran into a parked car. Korte got stuck with a bill from that car owner’s insurance company. “They’re saying I owe them damages of around $7,800. I called them and said I didn’t have a wreck and didn’t know what they were talking about,” he said. “They said it was about a red truck that I let my friend drive, and that I didn’t have insurance. I said I had sold that truck to him,” Korte said. It turns out that sale was never recorded by the Ohio

Bureau of M o t o r Vehicles – a n d remember Korte had left his license plates on Howard Ain the car. Hey Howard! to Failing take your license plates from a car you sell is actually against the law. Korte’s driver’s license has now been suspended because he didn’t have insurance on the truck he still legally owned. The BMV said Korte must settle with the insurance company before he’ll be allowed to drive again. “I don’t even know what to do. It’s driving me nuts. They’re saying I owe them more than $7,000 before I can even start driving,” Korte said. Technically, the insurance company can also go after the driver who ran into the parked car. But, that person was sentenced to a year in jail after being convicted of drunk driving and driving on a suspended license. Korte is now trying to provide proof he had actually sold the vehicle and received payment. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles offers several tips for selling your car. • Always stay with the buyer until you see the vehicle transferred into the buyer’s name. • Always take your license plates with you, which guarantees that the buyer must get his own plates. • Finally, always make up a bill of sale and get it signed and dated by both parties – keeping a copy of the original for yourself. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

life is ever changing. Life is always looking ahead and forward, not here or within. Repetition of what is experienced now only breeds boredom and monotony. But couldn’t the contrary be true? Instead of saying that those who are full of life hate monotony, couldn’t we say that those who are actually full of life also find a positive thrill in monotony? A child is certainly full of life. Yet, if we play a fun game with a child or do an amusing trick, they’ll say, “Do it again.” If we tell them a story, they won’t say Aunt Edna already told me that. They’ll most likely say, “Tell me again.” Patiently build a house of cards, and after it

falls they’ll say “Do it again.” The child is an innocent spark of a God who delights in the new as well as in repetition. I remember the impact on me when, as seminarian, I heard an old song in a new way. One morning, at an early springtime Mass, as the sunlight peeked through chapel window into our sleepy eyes, the musicians began our opening song. It was a song made popular years before by Cat Stevens: “Morning has broken like the first morning; blackbird has spoken like the first bird…” I still remember its impact. The lyrics brought home to me the wonderful repetition of God’s creative act that is repeated each

day. Suddenly, I looked on the monotony (?) of each morning as part of God’s romance of us – using the monotony of daily beauty as a reminder of the primordial beauty with which he first endowed the world. Because God is full of life, he can also enjoy the thrill that comes from sameness as well as newness. “I can imagine Almighty God, with something of the joy and exuberance that belongs to a child, saying each morning to the sun, ‘Do it again,’ and every evening saying to the moon and stars, ‘Do it again,’ and every springtime saying to the daisies, ‘Do it again,’” wrote Bishop Fulton Sheen. God has the eternal appetite of the vibrancy

manifested in infancy. We have sinned and grown old, but our Father is younger than we. The repetition of nature may not be mere monotonous reoccurrence but a divine encore for our enjoyment. And some day, after we have struggled with our lifedramas and repetitive problems – and become victorious through God’s grace – we, too, may be called again and again as a curtain-call before the universe. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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March 4, 2010

Spice up your Lenten fish dish with salsa

At the beginning of Lent, I bring out my Mom’s ancient h a n d h e w n wooden bowl from Lebanon and sit it on the c o u n t e r. Rita Whenever I peel a Heikenfeld y e l l o w Rita’s kitchen onion, the papery skins go into the bowl. Yesterday, our youngest grandchild, little Eva who will be 2 years old this week, helped pull the skins from the onions for the first time. She will join her cousins the day before Easter helping me color the eggs with natural colorings, like the onion skins, turmeric, beet juice, red cabbage, etc. I’ll share the recipe as we get closer to Easter. Lent is a great time to eat less meat, so the recipe I’m sharing today for tilapia is a good one to get you started.


Tilapia with tomatoes and capers salsa

4 pieces tilapia or salmon

Brush with a bit of olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Run under broiler about four to six minutes, turning the fish over if thick. Or sauté. Just don’t overcook it. Check out my blog on for vegetarian recipes for Lent.


2 cups chopped tomato 1 ⁄2 cup chopped parsley 1-2 tablespoons capers, drained (I like 2) 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or rice wine vinegar 1 teaspoon anchovy paste (optional but very good) 1 scant tablespoon minced garlic


Several tablespoons of olive oil – go to taste Salt and pepper to taste

John T’s mock turtle soup

For Lucine Erb, a Hilltop Press reader.

11⁄2 pounds ground beef 3 quarts HOT water 20 to 30 gingersnaps 1 large onion 1 medium carrot 1 lemon 2 ounces Worcestershire sauce 1 small bottle ketchup (14-ounce) 1 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄2 teaspoon pepper 4 hard-boiled eggs (finely chopped) 2 tablespoons sherry wine (or vinegar) Small bag of pickling spice Place the meat and gingersnaps in the hot water and allow to stand for 10 to 15 minutes. Grind or grate


the onion and the carrot and add to mixture. Slice the lemon paper thin and add to mixture. Add ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Suspend bag of pickling spice into mixture. Cook over a low heat for 2 to 3 hours. Stir frequently. Add finely chopped eggs about half-hour before finish. Add wine (or vinegar). Cool quickly by placing in sink of cold water. When cool, place in refrigerator until ready for use. Mixture will keep for a week or more if refrigerated. Can also be frozen for later use. Enjoy!

dressing is sold by the jar at each location. Pudding w/out milk or eggs: For Pat Kremer, a Recorder reader, who wants to make it for someone on a restricted diet due to illness. San Antonio Parish pizza: Mike, a Glendale reader, remembers the pizza served at this church during summer festivals in the 1960s. “The festivals were held in a lot across from the little Italian church on Queen City Avenue in South Fairmount.” It was prepared in the church basement and was square, heavy on seasonings, simple, yet different from restaurant-style pizza.

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Rooting out recipes

Barleycorn’s dressing: Reader Kathy Snow said Barleycorn’s Bleu Cheese



Chicken like old Tasty Bird, Kenwood Plaza store. Bridge Café Milford’s maple bacon dressing and chicken salad Karlos, Springdale’s country penne pasta. Whiskey’s Restaurant, Lawrenceburg’s peanut coleslaw and hearty no-


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Goetta origin update

I can’t wait to share this information with Mark Balasa of Glier’s Meats – they make a great goetta. Charlene Mecklenburg, Manfred Schnetzer and Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, president of the German-American Citizens League and curator of the German Heritage Museum in Cleves, all sent in fascinating information about the origins of goetta. Turns out it comes from northern Germany, and those folks who immigrated to our area carried the goetta-making tradition with them. More on our Web version of this column. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. Email columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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March 4, 2010

Community Recorder


Girl Scouts have cookies on hand

Federico Mas named PTR Kentucky member of the year Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards this week during the 2010 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 50-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a tennis trade show and $25,000 Championships was held February 12-18, at PTR Headquarters on Hilton Head Island, S.C. Federico Mas of Bellevue was named PTR Member of the Year for the State. Mas, a PTR National Tester, is a Tennis Professional at Eastern Hills Tennis Club, in Cincinnati. During the summers, he also teaches tennis at Family Tennis Academy at Boone Woods Tennis Courts and Richardson Road Park in Kenton County. In addition, he serves as the Tennis Coach for Villa Madonna Academy in Villa Hills.

Professional Tennis Registry CEO Dan Santorum and Federico Mas. Mas grew up playing tennis in his native Argentina and continued when he moved to the USA in 1991. He played for Wright State University in Dayton, and has 15 years of competitive experience under his belt. During his 10 years of full time tennis teaching, Mas has worked with high school and ranked juniors and adult interclub teams.

America’s favorite cookies have arrived. Thousands of packages of these delectable treats were delivered to local Girl Scouts. Dozens of Troop Cookie Managers, who volunteer to help coordinate the biggest money-making project for the Girl Scouts, have started distributing the hundreds of thousands of cookies that Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Girl Scout troops have sold this year. Girl Scout troops are now delivering the cookies to customers. Girl Scout cookie booths will also be set up at local retailers throughout the month of March to sell cookies to those who didn’t have a chance to order cookies or have eaten all they originally ordered. Girl Scout cookie sale proceeds make up the majority of the Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council budget. A successful cookie sale


PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 14,000 members in 122 countries. It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization. PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and servicing tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.

means low-cost programs and more opportunities for 25,000 Girl Scouts in Central, Eastern and Northern Kentucky. Recently, Lemon Chalet Crèmes have been recalled by Little Brownie Bakers. Kentucky Girl Scouts sell Lemonades and they are not affected by the recent problems that have involved a small amount of Lemon Chalet Crèmes cookies. There are two companies that supply all the millions of Girl Scout cookies sold in America. Lemon Chalet Crèmes are produced by Little Brownie Bakers. Kentucky’s Girl Scout cookie supplier is ABC Bakers who makes the Lemonades sold by Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council (GSKWRC).

They regularly test Girl Scout Cookies for quality and are proud to produce the best-tasting, top quality cookies on earth. The Lemon Chalet complaints center on the taste and/or smell of the cookies. The Lemon Chalet cookies affected (only 6.5 percent of all Lemon Chalets sold) are safe to eat; but do not pass Little Brownie’s quality test. The Girl Scout councils affected have all have been notified with specific batch numbers. GSKWRC does not sell Lemon Chalet Crèmes. For more information on the Girl Scout Cookie Sale call 800-475-2621 or visit Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who made the world a better place.

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FISH FRIES St. Joseph Church, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Camp Springs, 6833 Four Mile Road. Features Mr. Herb’s baked or fried fish, fried catfish, salmon, deep-fried shrimp, crab cakes, a sampler platter and sides. Dinners and sandwiches. Carryout available. $4.50-$11. Presented by St. Joseph Church. For more information call 635-5652. Camp Springs. Wilder Fire Department Fish Fry, 4 p.m.- 8 p.m., will be hosted every Friday during Lent at the Wilder City Building, 520 Licking Pike. Dinner will include fish, shrimp, chicken, desserts and more. Eat in or carry out is available. For more information call 4315884. Wilder. St. Thomas School, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., 428 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Serving fish sandwiches, shrimp, sides, pizza, french fries, homemade desserts and drinks. Benefits St. Thomas School activities. $1.50-$6. For more information call 572-4641; Fort Thomas. St. Bernard Church, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., 401 Berry St. Church Hall. Fish, salmon patty, shrimp, fries, macaroni and cheese, and sweet or sour coleslaw. Carryout available. $6. For more information call 431-9705. Dayton. Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 5011 Four Mile. Includes fish, shrimp, chicken tenders, frog legs, hush puppies, macaroni and cheese and coleslaw. Carryout available, call ahead. Benefits Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department. $4.75$6.50, 25 cents carryout fee. For more infor-

mation call 441-6251. Silver Grove. Holy Trinity Junior High School, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., 840 Washington Ave. Fish, shrimp, grilled cheese, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, and drink. Carryout available. 75 cents-$7. For more information call 491-7612. Newport. Knights of Columbus, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Father DeJaco Council 5220, 11186 Licking Pike. Fish dinners and sandwiches, baked fish, shrimp, fries, cheese pizza, macaroni and cheese, hush puppies, and coleslaw. Carryout available. 75 cents-$6.50. For more information call 635-9863. Alexandria. St. Therese School, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., 2516 Alexandria Pike, Cafeteria. Fish or shrimp platter, fish sandwich, cheese pizza, beer, soft drinks and desserts. No fish fry on March 19. $5-$7. For more information call 4415755; Southgate. St. Mary, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 8246 East Main Street in Alexandria, will host a fish fry Feb. 26, March 12, 26 in the school cafeteria. Fish (cod or catfish) or shrimp dinners (two sides and dessert). There will also be pizza. Dine in or carry out is available. For more information, call 635-4188. Alexandria. Bellevue Veterans Club, 5. p.m. 24 Fairfield Ave. Menu includes fish, fish sandwich, shrimp, cheese sticks, hush puppies, fries, slaw and macaroni and cheese. Children’s meal includes chicken nuggets and fries. Cost $3-$7, carryout available. For more information, call 360-2046 or visit Bellevue. Fort Wright Civic Club, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., 115 Kennedy Road. Includes sandwich meals and dinners. Carryout available. Benefits Local

The Yearlings hold membership meeting The Yearlings, a women’s club promoting community service in Northern Kentucky, are hosting their annual membership meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at the Madison, 700 Madison Ave., Covington.

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charities. $4-$7. For more information call 331-1150. Fort Wright. Knights of Columbus, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Father Bealer Council, 605 Lytle Ave. Fish, chicken, jumbo shrimp, popcorn, hot dogs, hamburgers and sides. Carryout available. $1.50-$7. Presented by Knights of Columbus 3908, Fr. Bealer Council. For more information call 589-342-6643. Elsmere. Knights of Columbus, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Father Bealer Council, 605 Lytle Ave. Fish fries and hushpuppies, fish sandwich fries or coleslaw. $1.75-$5. Presented by Knights of Columbus 3908, Fr. Bealer Council. For more information call 342-6643. Elsmere. Ryland Heights Fire Protection District, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., 10041 Decoursey Pike. Fish, chicken strips and shrimp along with side items and desserts. Carryout available. $7. For more information call 356-7970; Ryland Heights. St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 3285 Mills Road, Fried fish, shrimp, grilled salmon, pizza and beer. Carryout available. With entertainment. $4-$8.50. For more information call 356-5151. Taylor Mill. Tickets Sports Cafe Fish Fry, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., 100 W. Sixth St. All-you-can-eat fried fish, fries and coleslaw. Mixed drinks, beer and soft drinks available. No sharing and no carryout. $7.95. For more information call 431-1839; Covington. Mary Queen of Heaven School, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., 1130 Donaldson Highway, Gymnasium. Line forms at 3:30 p.m. Mary Queen of Heaven School, Baked and fried fish, shrimp, salad meals for children, desserts and bever-

ages. Codfather, man in fish costume, will visit. Father Rick Wurth passes out snacks to those people waiting in line. Call ahead for carryout. $2-$9. For more information call 371-2622; Erlanger. Chick-fil-A, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m., 4980 Houston Road, Cod filet on Chick-fil-A’s signature buttery bun available for purchase. For more information call 594-4600. Florence. Dollar Bill Tavern Fish Fry, 2 p.m.-2 a.m., 8074 US 42. Fried cod and chips. $6. For more information call 746-3600; Florence. St. Joseph Academy, 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m., 48 Needmore St. Fried or baked fish, shrimp, children’s pizza dinner, desserts, drinks and sides. Weekly raffles. Drive-through available. $40-$45 family dinners; $5-$9.50 dinners or sandwich. For more information call 4856444; Walton. St. Timothy Parish, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 10272 U.S. 42, Brodnick Hall. Baked and fried fish dinners and sandwiches, shrimp dinner, pizza and desserts. Crafts and activities for children. Drive-thru available beginning 4:30 p.m. $4-$8.50. For more information call 384-1100, ext. 23. Union. St. Paul School, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., 7303 Dixie Highway. Fridays through March 26. Weekly specials will include Maine lobster, crab, seafood gumbo and spicy blackened salmon, to name a few. Check online to see the order of items served each Friday. Homemade pies will be available as well as children’s meals. Proceeds from the event will provide school gym equipment and support academic and athletic programs. Information or to place advance order, call 647-4072. Florence.


Crush becomes Eagle Scout

Kevin Russell Crush of Fort Mitchell recently earned Eagle Scout ranking. Russell is a first honors student at Covington Catholic High School. His Eagle project dealt with the renovation of a side terrace and improving the front access to the Madonna House at 25 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell. He is the son of Steve and Susan Crush.

BUSINESS UPDATE Sparks elected as director

Alice Sparks of Crescent Springs has been named a director of The Kentucky State Parks Foundation. A long-time volunteer for CET and KET, Sparks has worked in promoting education reform and served on both the Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents and the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees.

Gregory hired

Vern Gregory has joined Sibcy Cline Realtors’ Fort

Mitchell office as a Realtor. An experienced real estate professional since 1994, Gregory Gregory was awarded the Graduate, Realtors Institute (GRI) and the Certified New Home Specialist (CNHS) designations. He also has more than 42 years experience as an electrician including 14 years as a buildings and utilities manager. Gregory is also a member of the Northern Kentucky

Association of Realtors as well as the Kentucky and National Associations of Realtors. He and his wife Sue live in Edgewood.

Mallory hired

Donald W. Mallory has joined the law office of Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC. Mallory received his Juris Doctorate from Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law and his bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) from the University of Cincinnati College of Busi-

ness. He focuses his practice on: Insolvency, debtors’ and creditors’ r i g h t s ; Mallory bankruptcy; reorganizations; out-ofcourt workouts; and financial and organizational corporate restructuring. Mallory is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He lives in Park Hills.

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King’s Peak region for an unforgettable wilderness camping experience. • Three parent/teen trips will offer families unique close-to-home camping vacation type experiences “Canoeing, biking and rafting together with expert guides was a great bonding experience for my son and I last year. We’ve already registered for this year,” said Scott Glum. For more information on any of these programs or to register, the public is invited to call YMCA Camp Ernst at 859-586-6181 or visit and click on the Adventure page.



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YMCA Camp Ernst, voted Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s most popular overnight camping experience, is expanding its Adventure Trips series with new action packed programs that will take skill development to new heights. “Olympic gold medalist Shaun White – one of the world’s best and most-recognized snowboarders – learned all of his tricks thanks to the mentorship he found at his local YMCA’s skatepark,” said Bill Easley, program coordinator for YMCA Camp Ernst’s Adventure Trips. “We’ve seen firsthand how young people grow when they’re encouraged to challenge their bodies and PROVIDED minds,” “One of our new camps Carol and Cole Amick participated in one of the parent/child trips at Camp Ernst. is a skateboarding camp confidence on scenic trails Adventure trips and we’re already getting a and curvy dirt mazes. Distinctly different, new lot of interest,” Easley said. All participants will be outdoor adventure trips will Registration for Greater supplied with a bike, safety Cincinnati’s overnight gear and will receive train- have teens – and three camping experiences at ing from certified instruc- camping trips will include parents with their teens – YMCA Camp Ernst will offi- tors. exploring the region’s most cially be kicked off Sunday, The mountain biking March 14, from 7 p.m. to experience is made possible beautiful terrains on bicycle, 7:45 p.m. at Ollies Indoor by a generous grant from mountain bike, horseback, Skate Park (8171 Dixie the Paula Nye Memorial canoe, raft, and backpack. Summer wilderness trips Highway) in Florence. Bicycle - Pedestrian Educa- will include: One of many new camp tional Grant from the Ken• A girl’s only journey to adventures for teens this tucky Bicycle and Bikeway magnificent Mammoth Cave year will be skate boarding Commission. National Park where they at Ollies and interested famFunding for the Paula ilies are encouraged to Nye Grant comes from the will horseback ride, do spelunking, and camp in attend. proceeds of the Kentucky YMCA Camp Ernst Open Share the Road license tents under the stars. • A co-ed journey to the Houses are March 28 and plates. beautiful Greenbrier River April 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Teens in the skateboard YMCA Camp Ernst grounds, program will bring their where they will bike ride 7615 Camp Ernst Road in own equipment to spend through West Virginia’s on the Greenbrier River rail Burlington. part of their YMCA Camp trail, ride a steam locomoAdventure staff leaders Ernst day having fun with will be available at all open instructor supervision on tive, mountain bike, and white water raft down the house gatherings. the progressive ramps at rapids on the New River. Ollies World Class Indoor • A co-ed extreme bike Skatepark. What’s new? challenge in upstate New Each program is an addi- York and Vermont that will Students entering grades seven to nine can choose to tional $95 beyond the tradi- involve cycling on scenic add to their YMCA Camp tional camp fee; and they roadways and trails, tubing Ernst experience by spend- are not available every in the Adirondack Mouning part of their day moun- week. tains, and outdoor camping. For a schedule, the pubtain biking or skateboard• A co-ed journey in to lic can call YMCA Camp the heart of Utah’s Unita ing. Beginner to intermediate Ernst at 859-586-6181 or Mountains where particibike riders will build their visit pants will back pack in the

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The Northern Kentucky Health Department is offering a continuing education course on HIV for health care providers from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, at the Health Department’s District Office, 610 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood. This course covers basic medical information about HIV disease, progression, transmission and prevention; management of HIV in the workplace; legal issues; statistics; and local resources for HIV testing and case management. This course will cost $20 per person. A check made out to the Northern Kentucky Health Department or cash is payable at the time of class. Scholarships are available. Two Continuing Education Units are available for the following professions: athletic trainers, chiropractors, dentists, dental hygienists, emergency medical technicians, nurses, optometrists, paramedics, pharmacists, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, physicians, physician assistants, podiatrists and social workers. Class is limited to 30 participants. Please RSVP by March 15 by calling the health department’s district office at 859-341-4264 or register online at For more information, call Bob Ford at 859-3632085.

Randall O. Hudson, 2039 Madison Ave., Apt. 1, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct, third degree criminal mischief at 2039 Madison Ave., Feb. 16. Connie L. Reimer, 1714 Monroe St., failure to notify address change to department of transportation, prescription for a controlled substance not in proper container at 1714 Monroe St., Feb. 15. Demetrious L. Ruff, 4125 Chambers St., second degree disorderly conduct, alcohol intoxication in a public place, possession of marijuana at 411 Madison Ave., Feb. 15. Khaleef K. Smith, 1571 Pleasant Run, possession of marijuana at W. 5th St., Feb. 15. Candace N. Howard, 539 Muse Dr., fourth degree assault at 539 Muse Dr., Feb. 19. Brittany L. Olson, 4029 Applewood Ct., no. 814, operating on suspended or revoked driver's license, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at 5000 Old Madison Pike, Feb. 18. Christopher J. King, 9187 Blue Ridge Dr., possession of marijuana at Promontory Dr., Feb. 17. Brian T. Whalen, 25 Center St., operating motor vehicle under the influence, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 438 W. Pike St., Feb. 20. Rondell M. Brooks Jr., 2070 Millvale St., first degree wanton endangerment, no operators license at 2509 Alden Ct., Feb. 20. Keith A. Arrick, 2267 Galaxy Dr., alcohol intoxication in a public place at 500 block of W. 9th St., Feb. 20. Derrel M. Anderson, 958 Hollytree Dr., fugitive from another state, serving bench warrant for court, giving officer false name or address at 14 W. 10th St., Feb. 20. Douglas H. Rank, 6462 Stover Ave., first degree assault at 12 W. Pike St., 3rd Fl., Feb. 21. Dazzamon R. Jones, 213 E. 15Th St., second degree robbery at 1616 Madison Ave., Feb. 19. Mario Hernandez Del Rio, 738 Central Ave., theft at 1616 Madison Ave., Feb. 18. Christopher L. Thomas, No Address Given, fourth degree assault at 1701 Holman Ave., Feb. 18. Lisa K. Sandlin, 305 Pike St., theft, second degree possession of a controlled substance, third degree trafficking in a controlled substance at 1515 Madison Ave., Feb. 18.





Incidents/investigations Assault

A woman was assaulted 126 Park Pl., Feb. 17. A woman was assaulted by two individuals 2510 Alden Ct., Feb. 16. A man struck another man in the face with his fist 334 E. 13th St., Feb. 18. A man reported being assaulted 3711 Winston Ave., Feb. 18. A woman was kicked and punched Greenup St., Feb. 18. A woman reported being attacked 12 Crystal Lake Rd., Feb. 19. A man reported being struck in the face W. 6th St., Feb. 19.


One hundred CDs, 20 DVDs, 10 pills, and a book of checks were stolen 1513 St. Clair St., Feb. 16. The door of a residence was damaged in order to gain entry 3916 Lincoln Ave., Feb. 17. A game system and games were stolen 2620 White Ct., Feb. 18. Approximately $1600 in cash and coins were stolen 2023 Garrard St., Feb. 21. A building had been ransacked 629 Main St., Feb. 20. A fireplace frame was stolen 2012 Gribble Dr., Feb. 19. A TV was stolen 1025 Amsterdam Rd., Feb. 18. A pistol was stolen 211 E. 16th St., Feb. 18. Someone attempted to break into a residence 806 Monte Ln., Feb. 19.

Burglary, criminal mischief

Copper pipe was stolen from a residence 1531 Woodburn St., Feb. 15.

Criminal mischief

A vehicle's window was damaged 600 W. 3rd St., Feb. 15. The rear window of a vehicle was shattered 3 Crystal Lake Rd., Feb. 17. A vehicle door was damaged 1217 Banklick St., Apt. 3, Feb. 19. A garage door window pane was shattered 827 Main St., Feb. 19. The windshield of a vehicle was shattered 2732 Rosina Ave., Feb. 19. The window of an office building was broken 639 Philadelphia St., Feb. 19. A man kicked and dented the door of a vehicle 1701 Holman Ave., Feb. 19. An iron fence was damaged 1718 Banklick St., Feb. 21.

Criminal possession of a forged instrument

Someone tried to pass a counterfeit $50 bill 302 Philadelphia St., Feb. 19.

Harassing communications

A man is repeatedly making threatening calls to a woman 1247 Hermes Ave., Feb. 17. Two individuals have been making

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A woman reported being harassed 923 Worth St., Feb. 16. A man reported being slapped in the face 226 W. 15th St., no. 2, Feb. 21.

Possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia

A woman was found to be possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia 613 4th St., Feb. 19.


$75 in cash was stolen 1526 Greenup St., Feb. 19.

Sexual abuse

A man grabbed a woman's buttocks W. 15th St., Feb. 20.


Incidents/investigations Assault

Reported at 5 Short Hill Lane, Feb. 4. Reported at 3304 Elizabeth Street, Feb. 18. Reported at 4086 Circlewood Drive, Feb. 19. Reported at 3151 Hickory Lane, Feb. 17.

Criminal trespassing, criminal mischief

$100 worth of damage to structure at 3220 Meadow Lane, Feb. 17.


$7,076.86 counterfeited at 208 Bartlett Avenue, Feb. 18.

Fraudulent use of credit card

Reported at 134 Eagle Creek Drive, Feb. 14.

$650 in cash was stolen 3933 Decoursey Ave., Feb. 20. A bottle of liqour was stolen 220 Crescent Ave., Feb. 16. A purse was stolen 1605 Madison Ave., Feb. 15. Three DVDs were stolen 634 Scott St., Feb. 15. Several tools were stolen 600 W. 3rd St., Feb. 15. A vehicle was stolen 418 Altamont Rd., Feb. 21. A cell phone was stolen 1447 Madison Ave., Feb. 20. Lawn furniture was stolen 1208 Parkway Ave., Feb. 20. $330 in cash was stolen 303 Court St., Feb. 20. A vehicle was stolen Pike and York St., Feb. 20. A vehicle was stolen 1113 Garrard St., Feb. 20. A vehicle was stolen 17 Martin St., Feb. 19. A cell phone was stolen 610 E. 21st St., Feb. 19. An amp and subwoofer were stolen from a vehicle 2006 Glenway Ave., Feb. 19. A concrete saw was stolen 302 Philadelphia St., Feb. 19. A GPS unit and a carton of cigarettes were stolen from a vehicle 1934 Glenway Ave., Feb. 19. A TV was stolen 1 Wooten Ct., Feb. 18. A tool bag with tools were stolen 600 W. 3rd St., Feb. 18.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking

A registration plate was stolen from a vehicle 1715 Euclid Ave., Feb. 21.

Reported at 228 Highland Avenue, Feb. 18.

Menacing, harassing communications

Reported at 719 Bromley Crescent Springs Road, Feb. 23.

Possession of marijuana

$30 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at 201 Elm Street, Feb. 18.


$6.79 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 3158 Dixie Highway, Feb. 17. $7.98 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 535 Buttermilk Pike, Feb. 17.

Wanton endangerment, driving without license

Reported at 33 Price Avenue, Feb. 12.

$15,000 vehicle, $214 reported stolen at 151 Eagle Ridge Drive, Feb. 13.



Joshua M Waters, 25, 228 Highland Avenue, assault, Feb. 18. Michael E Martin, 21, 117 Lynnwood Drive, fleeing, speeding, operating on suspended license, failure to produce insurance card, Feb. 20. Demetrio I Bail-Lopez, 22, 225 Elliot, no operator's license, Feb. 23. Richard T Ellis, 24, 10021 Pebblecreek Lane, alcohol intoxication, Feb. 26.

Theft of motor vehicle registration plate

Incidents/investigations Assault

Theft, criminal mischief

Criminal mischief

Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle


Several items were stolen from a vehicle 1110 John St., Feb. 18.

A vehicle was stolen 407 Hazen St., Feb. 16.

$455 worth of damage to structure reported at 2350 Royal Drive, Feb. 23.

$524 worth of merchandise fraudulently charged to account at 53 Orphanage Road, Feb. 19.



Jonathan J. Wigger, 27, 10994 Decoursey Pike, execution of bench warrant for alcohol intoxication in a public place at 1996 Declaration Drive, Feb. 22. Tamela M. Hensley, 45, 3800 Locke Street no. 1008, receiving stolen property under $500 at 2005 Centennial, Feb. 20. Charles J. Bailey, 47, 2033 Madison Pike, shoplifting at 2005 Centennial, Feb. 20. Lindsey T. Reams, 18, 5205 Belle Drive, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at Madison Pike, Feb. 20. Adam M. Sellers, 30, 1018 Clubhouse Drive, execution of bench warrant for contempt of court libel at 1018 Clubhouse Drive, Feb. 19. Sherry L. Mcdonald, 44, 10138 Hidden Knoll, execution of warrant for theft by deception at 10138 Hidden Knoll Drive, Feb. 20. Cynthia R. Hartman, 22, 27 South Main Street, execution of warrant for non support, execution of warrant for contempt of court libel at US Bank parking lot, Feb. 20. Courtney L. Gutapfel, 17, 4314 Cobblewood Court, execution of bench warrant for contempt of court libel at 4314 Cobblewood Court, Feb. 19. Timothy R. Little, 40, 3418 Spring Valley Drive, execution of bench warrant for theft by unlawful taking from auto at Independence Road at Bristow, Feb. 21.

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Possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia

Reported at Madison Pike, Feb. 20.

Shoplifting, receiving stolen property

Reported at 2005 Centennial Blvd, Feb. 20.

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Reported at 69 McMillan Drive, Feb. 19.

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Harold Adams

Harold C. Adams, 80, Cincinnati, formerly of Walton, died Feb. 25, 2010, at Hospice of Cincinnati East. He was an Engineers Assistant at General Electric and a member of Central Church of Christ in Cincinnati. He was also a member of the Woodward Alumni Association. His first wife, Ruth Adams, and son, Jerry Adams, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Dolores Adams; son, James Adams of Dublin; daughters, Patricia Lane of Walton and Nancy Kloentrup of Morning View; sister, Blanche Penwell of Fairfield; nine grandchildren, seven step-children; 17 step-grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Walton Cemetery. Memorials: Central Church of Christ, 3501 Cheviot Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211-5607.

Sister Juanita Anneken

Sister Juanita (Alvera) Anneken, OSB, 85, Villa Hills, died Feb. 22, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a Benedictine Sister and a member of the community for 66 years. She celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of her monastic profession on June 14, 2003. Her ministry was education. From 1944 until 1986, she taught in 12 different elementary schools in Kentucky, nearly every grade level. She was also periodicals librarian at Thomas More College in 1986 until her retirement in 2001. Survivors include her sisters, Sr. Clarita and Sr. Xavier Anneken, and many nieces and nephews. Memorials: St. Walburg Monastery, 2500 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017-5316.

Mary Brown

Mary J. Brown, 88, Independence, died Feb. 20, 2010, at her home. She was an insurance agent for Purple Shield Insurance Co. Her husband, Stephen Edward Brown, died in 1984. Survivors include her sons, Paul Moon of Hilo, Hawaii, Orson Moon of Aiea, Hawaii, Myron Moon of Honolulu, Hawaii and Stephen Brown Jr. of Hawaii; daughter, Stephanie Brown of Independence; sister, Helen Moon of Hawaii; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Ashes were buried at the Punch Bowl National Cemetery, Hawaii. Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home, Erlanger, handled the arrangements.

Thomas Cassidy

Thomas M. Cassidy, 60, of Blue Ash, formerly of Covington, died Feb. 23, 2010, at his home. He was the owner of Cassidy’s Bar and Grill in Northern Kentucky. Survivors include his daughter, Alexandra Cassidy of Cincinnati; son, Logan Cassidy of Cincinnati; brothers, David and Brennan Cassidy, both of Calif.; Kevin Cassidy of Ohio and Steve Cassidy of Covington; sisters, Eileen Cassidy of Edgewood and Molly Cassidy of Colorado. Serenity Funeral Care in Covington handled the arrangements.

Alice Chester

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ton, formerly of Elsmere, died Feb. 22, 2010, in Covington. She was a secretary for New Perceptions Inc., member of Panorama Social Club, Northern Kentucky Coral Club and Disabled German Veterans. Her husband, Charles Chester, died in 2005 and grandson, Steven Chester, died in 2007. Survivors include her sons, Mark Chester of Independence, Doug Chester of Erlanger and Bruce Chester of Elsmere; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, Ludlow, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Redwood School & Rehabilitation Center, 71 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Leroy Collins

Leroy Collins, 57, Covington, died Feb. 17, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a subcontractor for Cincinnati Bell and the Daniels Co. Survivors include his daughter, Stacy Crail; brothers, Arthur Collins of Dayton, Henry Collins of Southgate, Paul Collins of Covington, Cornell Collins of Tampa, Fla.; sisters, Elizabeth Sebastian and Sharon Finley, both of Newport, Laura Miller and Linda Hatton, both of Erlanger, Naomi Roaden and Wanda Sebastian, both of Independence, and four grandchildren.

Hedrena Davey

Hedrena M. Lenich Davey, 89, Elsmere, died Feb. 26, 2010, at Baptist Village Care Center, Erlanger. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Henry Church, Elsmere. Her husband, Walter James Davey, died in 2008. Survivors include her sons, James Davey of Villa Hills, Dan Davey of Burlington; daughter, Sheryl Hipple of Hurricane, W. Va.; four grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Linnemann Family Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Erlanger, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Arthritis Foundation, 7124 Miami Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45243, or St. Henry Church, 3813 Dixie Highway, Elsmere, KY 41018.

Elma Davis

Elma Davis, 87, Ludlow, died Feb. 19, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a homemaker and member of Central Church of the Nazarene in Fort Wright. Her husband, Virgil Davis, died in 2002. Survivors include her nieces, Gleneda Prewitt of Fort Wright, Dorothy Snellenberger of Florence, Elma Helmer of Covington, Norma Richardson and Shirley Sears, both of Villa Hills; and nephews, Hiram McCauley of Erlanger and Willie McCauley of Northern Kentucky. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Peggy Deupree

Peggy Carter Deupree, 66, Park Hills, Feb. 26, 2010, at Hospice of Cincinnati, Blue Ash.

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DEATHS She was a homemaker, a Realtor and an elementary school teacher in Atlanta and for Beechwood School in Fort Mitchell, member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Second Church of Christ Scientist in Cincinnati, Junior League of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Woman’s Club and she served on several local boards and charities, including the Association of Volunteers and Convalescent Hospital for Children. Survivors include her husband, William J. Deupree III; sons, Will Deupree IV and Carter Deupree, both of Charleston, S.C.; and brother, John Carter of Cincinnati. Swindler and Currin Funeral Home, Covington, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Second Church of Christ Scientist, Cincinnati, 2843 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 452202498; Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, OH 452425613.

Loretta Duble

Loretta E. Duble, 66, Covington, died Feb. 20, 2010, at the Residence of Greystone, Cincinnati. Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Duble; son, Daniel Lyons of Williamstown and brother, Robert Willenbrink of Augusta. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Alice Eble

Alice Smith Costello Eble, 93, Crescent Springs, a homemaker, died Feb. 19, 2010, in Mariemont, Ohio. Her first husband, William Costello, and her second husband, Joseph Eble, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Roberta Baker of Crescent Springs, Alice Sellers of Walport, Ore., Angela Faller of Cincinnati, Julie Davis of Tucson, Ariz. and Robin Storch of Cincinnati; sons, Thomas Costello of Chicago, Ill. and William Costello of Independence; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia, Ohio, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Mercy St. Theresa Outside Deck Building Fund, 7010 Rowan Hills Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227.

Bernard Elsbernd

Bernard C. Elsbernd, 93, Erlanger, died Feb. 25, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a foreman at Carlton Machine Tool in Cincinnati and a member of St. Henry Church in Elsmere. His wife, Lucille Elsbernd, died in 2009. Survivors include his daughter, Joanne Basse of Hebron; sons, Thomas Elsbernd of Milford, Ohio, and Stephen Elsbernd of Fort Mitchell; sisters, Adelle Doeker of Lakeside Park, Delores Willen and Ann Falck of Erlanger; brother, Lawrence Elsbernd of Covington; four grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: St. Henry Church, 3813 Dixie Highway, Elsmere, KY

41018; or Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St. Cincinnati, OH 452031742.

Reva Finnell

Reva Mae Richardson Finnell, 84, Independence, died Feb. 21, 2010, at Rosedale Manor, Covington. She was a secretary for Sam Thompson Insurance Company, member of Staffordsburg United Methodist Church, member of the Eutopia Club and Daughters of America. Survivors include her husband, George Finnell; daughter, Neva Piper of Independence; son, Glenn Finnell of Orlando, Fla. and three grandchildren. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Staffordsburg United Methodist Church, 11815 Staffordsburg Road, Independence, KY 41051-7756; or Rosedale Manor, 4250 Glenn Ave., Covington, KY 41015-1641.

Harry Fornash

Harry E. Fornash, 90, Williamstown, died Feb. 25, 2010, at Veterans Affairs Hospital, Lexington. He was a carpenter, farmer and World War II Navy veteran. His wife, Sue Fornash, died in 2008. Survivors include his sons, Roger Fornash of Dry Ridge and Rick Fornash of Williamstown; brother, Clint Fornash of Independence; sister, Alda Marksberry of Williamstown; four grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery, Dry Ridge. Memorials: Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Robert Franxman

Robert B. Franxman, 81, Covington, died Feb. 23, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a clerk for 35 years with the U.S. Postal Service in Cincinnati, an Army veteran and member of St. Benedict Church in Covington. His wife, Audrey Celeste Franxman, died in 2009. Survivors include his daughters, Linda Franxman of Covington and Susan Sturgeon of Latonia; son, Mark Franxman of Villa Hills; sisters, Ann Franxmann of Lakeside Park and Mary Franxmann of Park Hills and six grandchildren. Entombment was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Old Friends Farm for Retired Thoroughbreds, 1841 Paynes Depot Road, Georgetown, KY 40324.

Robert Gullett

Robert C. Gullett, 85, of Cincinnati, formerly of Lakeside Park, died Feb. 21, 2010, at Mt. Washington Care Center. He was an electrician with Local 212, a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, member of Holy Cross Parish in Latonia and the 456 Bomb Group Association. His first wife, Laraine Gullett, died in 1976. Survivors include his wife, Jayne S. Gullett of Cincinnati; sons,



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Michael Nelms of Louisville and Roger Nelms of Villa Hills; daughters, Laura Bruemmer of Taylor Mill, Elaine Gullett of Covington and Sandy Macbeth of Cincinnati; sister, Marjorie O’Bryan of St. Peters, Mo. and eight grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4360 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242; or Make A Wish Foundation, 10260 Alliance Road, Suite 200, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

William Hall

William A. “Tee” Hall, 27, Elsmere, died Feb. 22, 2010, at Drake Hospital, Hartwell. He was a pharmaceutical student at DayMar College. Survivors include his mother, Deborah Hall of Elsmere; father, William P. Hall of Alabama and sister, Lakicia Hall of Elsmere. Burial was in Mary E. Smith Cemetery, Elsmere. Jones, Simpson & Gee Funeral Home, Covington, handled the arrangements.

Edith Harris

Edith Mae Harris, 83, of Frankfort, formerly of Visalia, died Feb. 22, 2010, at her daughter’s home in Frankfort. She was a clerk with the Internal Revenue Service in Covington, member of Visalia Baptist Church and Independence Homemakers. Survivors include her daughter, Peggy Barber of Frankfort, son, Michael Harris of Latonia; sister, Gloria Phillips of Edgewood; brothers, Charles Hensley of Visalia, Gilbert Hensley of Taylor Mill, Bill Hensley of Morning View, Paul Hensley of Covington, James Hensley of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Randolph Hensley of Morning View; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Arnold Hays

Arnold “Jack” Hays, 84, of Burlington, formerly of Emlyn, died Feb. 25, 2010, at his home. He was past captain of the Emlyn Fire Department and a longtime employee of Ellison Funeral Home. His wife, Mary V. Hays, and daughter, Victoria Ober, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Arnold Hays of Burlington and Art Hays of Erlanger; daughters, Charlotte Sue Petrey, Mary Kathryn Breedlove and Linda Lutz, all of Florence; brother, Archie Powers of Corbin; sisters, Mildred Beavers of Blanchester and Alberta Damas of Chicago; 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one greatgreat-grandchild. Burial was in Belleview Cemetery, Burlington. Ellison Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

June Hedger

June C. Cornelius Hedger, 85, Edgewood, died Feb. 24, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a nurse and politician. She was former chairman of the Republican Party 1967-1980, former member of Welcome Wagon, member of Saint Elizabeth Women’s Auxiliary, member of League of Women Voters, chairman of Quarterback Club (Scott High School), State Representative Candidate (1985-1902) and member of Immanuel United Methodist Church. Her husband, Donald C. Hedger, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Darlene Summe of Villa Hills; sons, Charles Clos of Elsmere, Warren Hedger of Hebron, John Hedger of Erlanger and Danny Hedger of Florence; sister, Bonnie Rost of Cincinnati; 18 grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

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Russ Huddy, 64, of Sardinia, Ohio, formerly of Covington, died Feb. 23, 2010, at his home. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include his sons, Phillip Huddy and Dave Wood, both of Cincinnati; daughters, Dyan Geers and Victoria Wood, of Cincinnati; a sister, Loretta Huddy of Fort Mitchell; and six grandchildren. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn Street, Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203; or Veterans Administration Medical Center, 4903 State Route 125, Georgetown, OH 45121.

Norman Insko

Norman K. Insko, 69, of Florence, formerly of Peach Grove, died Feb. 24, 2010, at his home. He was a carpenter with Peach Grove Builders, owner of L and N Construction, worked for Classic Car Wash and was co-founder of Peach Grove Fire Department. Survivors include his sons, Daniel Insko of Butler, Tracy Insko of Highland Heights, Dennis Insko of Clarksville, Tenn. and Brian Insko of Reno, Nev.; daughters, Donna Insko of Butler and Angela Hughes of Verona; brothers, Larry Insko of Independence, Melvin Insko of Florence and Johnny Insko of Cincinnati; sisters, Jewell Beyersdoerfer of Foster, Linda Sexton of Berea, Marilyn Galloway of Brooksville, Annetta Sturgeln, Joyce Estepp and Ruth Sanders, all of Cincinnati; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Peach Grove Cemetery.

Gerri Jackson

Gerri Nicole O’Brien Jackson, 75, Covington, died Feb. 21, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was an emergency medical technician and certified medical assistant for the Kenton County Detention Center. Her husband, Donald Robert O’Brien, died in 1996. Survivors include her daughters, Cathy Collins of Camp Dennison, Ohio, Bonnie Wilham of Taylor Mill and Bobbie O’Brien of Covington and four grandchildren. Memorials: Kenton County Animal Shelter, Attention: Animal Care, 1020 Mary Laidley Drive, Covington, KY 41017.

Rodney King

Rodney L. King, 72, Covington, died Feb. 22, 2010, at his home. He was a forklift operator for Duro Bag and an Army veteran. His wife, Clara Mae King, died in 1998. Survivors include his daughters, Kimberly Mooney of Independence and Deanne Cottengim of Richmond; son, Ron King of Elsmere; half-brother, Phil Thompson of Taylor Mill; half-sister, Jinny DeMoisey of Hebron; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

Dolores Kroger

Dolores Catherine Kroger, 82, Cold Spring, died Feb. 22, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a manager of the cafeteria of St. Joseph School, member of St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring, Catholic Order of Foresters and Good Sam Campers. Her husband, Harry R. Kroger, died in 2009 and son, Robert Kroger, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Sue Goins of California; sons, Thomas Kroger of West Chester, Ohio, Greg Kroger of Erlanger and Richard and Chris Kroger, both of Cold Spring; brother, Thomas Miller of Highland Heights; sisters, Jean Cooper of Fort Mitchell, Joan Rudemiller of Cincinnati, Rita Bond of Lexington, Margie Koehler of Newport and Angela Modtland of Fort Myers, Fla.; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Cold Spring. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017; or St. Joseph Church Capital Campaign Fund, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Eugene Lankheit

Eugene W. Lankheit, 82, Covington, died Feb. 26, 2010, at Baptist Convalescent Home, Newport. He was owner of L and W Plastering and served in the Coast Guard. His wife, Norma Bohman Lankheit, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Ronald Lankheit of Newport, James Lankheit of Florence, Mark Lankheit of New Lebanon, Ohio, Roger Lankheit of Latonia; daughters, Linda Kessen of Fort Thomas, Terri Haas of Cold Spring, Donna Busse of Taylor Mill, Trisha Gamel of Crescent Springs; brother, Lawrence Lankheit of Erlanger; sister, Betty Corman of Florence; 26 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Middendorf Funeral Home, Fort Wright, handled the arrangements. Memorials: St. Augustine Church, 1839 Euclid Ave., Covington, KY 41014, or American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

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Deaths Mark Luebbe

Mark J. Luebbe, 58, Ludlow, died Feb. 22, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Covington. He was an optician, member of the Erlanger Lions, Luebbe Optical Little League sponsor and a nursing home volunteer. Survivors include his son, Marc C. Luebbe of Ludlow; sister, Barbara Robinson of Richwood; and three grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati OH 45203; or Erlanger Lions Club, 5996 Belair Drive, Erlanger KY 41018.

Devin McGovern

Devin Michael McGovern, 37, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Fort Mitchell, died Feb. 17, 2010, at Cedar Park Regional Hospital, Cedar Park, Texas. He was a member of Hill Country Bible Church Northwest in Texas. Survivors include his wife, Mati McGovern; parents, Thomas and Judith McGovern of Fort Mitchell; brother, Tom McGovern of Fort Mitchell; and sisters, Shannon Carr of Independence and Patricia Nagle of Edgewood. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Middendorf Funeral Home, Fort Wright, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Devin McGovern Memorial Fund, c/o The Bank of Kentucky, P.O. Box 17510, 111 Lookout Farm Drive, Crestview Hills, KY 41017.

Ruth Menefee

Ruth Odella Menefee, Fort Wright, died Feb. 20, 2010, at the St. Charles Care Center, Covington. Her husband, Clyde Menefee, died in 1968. Memorials: Shriners Burn Institute, 202 Goodman St., Cincinnati, OH 45221.

Dorothy Morris

Dorothy “Dody” Jane Waller Morris, 30, Petersburg, died Feb. 15, 2010, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Belleview Baptist Church. Survivors include her fiancé, Tony Reinhart of Petersburg; daughters, Sammantha Waller and Stephanie Morris, both of Petersburg; son, Paul Morris of Petersburg; parents, Steven Waller Sr. and Bonnie Waller of Elsmere; sisters, Sandra Rogers of Hebron and Kelley Brown of Highland Heights; brother, Steven Waller Jr. of Covington.

Covington; 22 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and three greatgreat-grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Latonia.

Camden Riley

Camden Elijah Riley, 7 months, Covington, died Feb. 21, 2010, at his home. Survivors include his mother, Heather Herindon; father, Julian Riley; brothers, Amari and Brayden Riley; grandparents, Sandy Riley, Patricia and Joe Herindon, all of Covington. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia, is handling arrangements. Memorials: Camden Riley Memorial Fund, c/o Huntington Bank, 3517 Decoursey Ave., Latonia, KY 41015.

Larry Robinson

Larry G. Robinson, 66, Erlanger, died Feb. 26, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood. He was an accountant with Carlisle/Maxim Crane Works for 30 years and a member of St. Henry Parish. Survivors include his wife, Judy Robinson of Erlanger; son, Randy Robinson of Edgewood; sister, Donna Stegman of Florence; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 4. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017; or St. Henry District High School, 3755 Scheben Drive, Erlanger, KY 41018.

Laura Schaller

Laura Helen Unkraut Schaller, 90, Edgewood, died Feb. 18, 2010, at Christ Hospital, Mt. Auburn. She was a nurse for the surgical intensive care unit at Christ Hospital and member of the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington and Prime Time Seniors. Her husband, Leonard Schaller, died in 1966. Survivors include her son, Michael Schaller; daughter, Mary Wagner and two grandchildren. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 1140 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011-3116.

Robert Scott

Robert E. Scott, 90, Florence, died Feb. 19, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edge-

wood. He was owner/operator of Cincinnati Trucking and a World War II Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Norma Willenborg Scott of Florence; daughters, Moira Ramsey of Florence, Sharon Steele of Villa Hills and Lisa Noland of Sanders, Ky.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Middendorf Funeral Home in Fort Wright handled the arrangements. Memorials: March of Dimes, Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, 10806 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Diana Simons

Diana Lee Freeman Simons, 57, Covington, died Feb. 22, 2010, at her home. She was a machine adjuster for 30 years at Johnson Controls in Florence. Her son, John Simons Jr., died previously. Survivors include her companion, Russell Addison of Covington; daughters, Laura Simons of Dayton and Jennifer Rohdenburg of Florence; sons, Kevin Simons of Covington, and Christopher Simons of Walton; sister, Bobbie Rayburn of Erlanger; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Rose Smith

Rose E. Fredericks Smith, 78, Erlanger, died Feb. 26, 2010, at her home. She was a clerical worker for Wadsworth Electric Co. and member of Violet Ridge Church of Christ in Crittenden. Her husband, Elmer Smith, died in 1997. Survivors include her daughters, Peggy Dillion of Erlanger and Debbie Chihak of Crittenden; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Violet Ridge Church of Christ, 1000 Violet Road, Crittenden, KY 41030.

Donald Tanner

Donald S. Tanner, 91, of Cincinnati, formerly of Union, died Feb. 24, 2010, at Mercy Anderson, Cincinnati. He was a sales manager for Keebler Company in Fairfax, a World War II Army veteran, member of Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church

and Masonic Lodge 304. His daughter, Janice Mahan, and stepson, Jim Hauer, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Wilma Tanner; daughter, Patricia Peery of Arlington Heights, Ill.; stepdaughters, Terri Suter of Loveland and Connie Wesselman of Villa Hills; son, Mark Tanner of Bellingham, Wash. and nine grandchildren. Burial was in Hopeful Lutheran Cemetery, Florence.

Patricia Thompson

Patricia “Pat” Grinnell Thompson, 84, Taylor Mill, died Feb. 25, 2010, at her home. She was a religious education teacher for 20 years with the Council of Christian Communions in Cincinnati, graduate of Colgate Rochester Divinity School in New York; member of Brucewood Presbyterian Church and Independence Christian Church. Her husband, Elmo C. Thompson, died in 2003. Survivors include her son, Jeffrey Thompson of Fort Mitchell; daughter, Kathleen Thompson of Taylor Mill; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41018; or Independence Christian Church, P.O. Box 8, Independence, KY 41051.

Rebecca Utley

Rebecca Dunn Utley, 89, Florence, died Feb. 26, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood. She was a housekeeper for the Barkley Hotel at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and a member of the Florence Church of God. Her husband, Forest Thomas Utley, and her children, Ida Easton, Roy Utley, Audrey Utley and Ralph Utley, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Sophie Hughes of Chattanooga, Tenn., Louise Freeman of Burlington, and Dorothy Dunaway, Joann Vornberger and Carol Horn, all of Florence; sons, Forest Utley Jr. of Fort Wright, Harry Utley of Union, and Larry Utley of Crescent Springs; brother, Walter Dunn of Indiana; 31 grandchildren 63 great-grandchildren; and 30 great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Burlington Cemetery. Memorials: The Utley Family, c/o Chambers and Grubbs, 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051.

Paul W. Walters, 55, Burlington, died Feb 20, 2010, at St. Elizabeth

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Edward C. Wartmann, 89, of Dearborn, Mich., formerly of Erlanger, died Feb. 11, 2010, in Taylor, Mich. He worked for Travelers Express Co. and was a member of Erlanger Lions Club. His wife, Malva Wartmann, died in 2005. Survivors include his daughter, Deborah Chamberland of Elk Grove Village, Ill.; son, Eric Wartmann of Dearborn, Mich. and two grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia, handled the local arrangements. Memorials: Erlanger Lions Club, 5996 Belair Drive, Florence, KY 41042.

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Frances Teresa Putthoff, 85, Covington, died Feb 17, 2010, at Mountain Crest Nursing Home, Cincinnati. She was a nurse’s aide at St. Elizabeth North in Covington, sang with the Choir Basilica and the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. Her husband, Cecil Putthoff, died in 1983; sons, Tony and David Putthoff; daughter, Rita Whaley; and one great-great-grandchild, all died previously. Survivors include her sons, Charlie, Ricky, Danny and Gary Putthoff, all of Covington; daughters, Mary Baute of Edgewood, Doris Russell of Falmouth and Phyllis Griffin of

Paul Walters

Florence. He was a machinist for Cincinnati Cold Drawn, member of Bradford Lodge 123 in Independence and Latonia Christian Church. His wife, Eva Walters, died in 2007 and son, Paul Walters, died in 1978. Survivors include his sons, Jason Walters of Cold Spring, Justin Walters of Crescent Springs; daughter, Barbara Wolnitzek of Burlington; brother, Roger Walters of Taylor Mill; sister, Connie Short of Williamstown and six grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

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Ruth Catherine Duechle Noll, 88, Villa Hills, a homemaker, died Feb. 24, 2010, at her home. Her husband, Woodrow J. Noll, died in 1996. Survivors include her sons, John Noll of Florence, Gary Noll of Cincinnati, Randy Noll of St. Louis, Mo.,and Rick Noll of Villa Hills; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Linnemann Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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Patricia A. Walsh, 74, Fort Thomas, died Feb. 28, 2010, at her home. The homemaker was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church, where she was a member of the Altar Society, Mother’s Club and St. Catherine’s Seniors. She also was a foster parent through Catholic Social Services and volunteered at various hospitals. Her husband, William Walsh, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Mary Walsh of Independence, Susan McCarthy of Long Island, N.Y., and Debbie Smith, Teri McNamara and Becky Conley, all of Fort Thomas; sons, Bill Walsh of Independence, Mike Walsh of Florence, and Tim Walsh of Bellevue; sisters, Joyce Whaley of Colerain Township, Charlene Wolke of Fort Myers, Fla., and Lora James of Seaman, Ohio; brothers, Orville Daley of Williamstown, Ky., and Gene Daley of Manchester, Ohio; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: The Leukemia Society, 600 East Main St., Suite 102, Louisville, KY 40202; or St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1803 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.


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Margaret “Margie” Moser O’Connell, 73, Lakeside Park, died Feb. 25, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a teacher for St. Pius X and St. Paul. Survivors include her husband, Jim O’Connell; daughters, Maureen Gerner of Fort Thomas, Eileen O’Connell of Erlanger, sons, Jim O’Connell of Newport, Dr. Thomas O’Connell of Crestview Hills; sisters, Mary Ellen Huller of Crescent Springs, Jean Abraham of Bloomfield, Mich.; 11 grandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Middendorf Funeral Home, Fort Wright, handled the arrangements Memorials: Villa Madonna Academy, Margaret O’Connell Scholarship Fund, 2500 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017, or Northern Kentucky Right to Life, P.O. Box 1202, Covington, KY 41012.

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