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Shouting erupts after Villa Hills mayor bars comments at council By Cindy Schroeder

A Villa Hills City Council meeting became a shouting match March 20 when the mayor refused to let residents concerned about the fate of the city’s police department address council. Some in the standing room only crowd held signs that read: “Hire an 8th Police Officer” and “Mayor, Stop Bullying Our Police Department.” Mayor Mike Martin has sug-

gested that city officials solicit bids for police service as a possible cost-cutting measure, citing Villa Hills’ tight budget. Some have questioned whether that would be a wise move, in light of recent break-ins in neighborhoods. Martin said March 21 that he would not do anything to jeopardize public safety. Martin said that he has talked with individuals in four cities about providing police service, but has not requested bids. He declined to say which

four cities he talked to, adding, “Somebody might approach me about providing police service, but that doesn’t mean their mayor or their whole council might be on board with it.” Martin said public hearings will be held on the issue at an unspecified future date. “Once we get the process going, we will have public hearings on this,” Martin said March 21. “I’ve not even put the RFPs (requests for proposals) out yet. When we ask for

bids, I’m going to look at putting together a task force, and once the bids come back, give them to that committee.” Martin said any public hearings scheduled on the issue would likely be at Villa Madonna Academy or River Ridge Elementary School and would be advertised on the city’s website and elsewhere. Fort Mitchell Mayor Chris Wiest said March 21 that Martin had said Villa Hills might be going out to bid for police service and asked him if officials

in that city “would be interested in seeing a bid as a conceptual matter.” If bids were solicited for police service for Villa Hills, Wiest said he would have to discuss the issue with Fort Mitchell Council as well as the city’s police chief and members of the police department before deciding whether to respond to any bid or request for proposals that Villa Hills might solicit. Denny Stein, who was Villa See COUNCIL, Page A2

Purses serve a purpose for The Point By Karen Meiman

Linda Kennedy of Hebron and her husband, Frank Kennedy, who served in the Army, chat with Casey Brookbank of Omnicare Pharmacy Services during the Northern Kentucky Veterans Job Fair. MELISSA STEWART/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Job fair gives vets career connections ERLANGER — Former serviceman David Bain left the Northern Kentucky Veterans Job Fair March 19 feeling pretty good. “I love that we have something like this,” said Bain, who served in the Army National Guard. “You can go to different (employers) and talk to people about job opportunities. The people are friendly and will help you in any way they can.”

WHO’S THE BEST BOSS The deadline is approaching to vote for NKY’s Best Boss. Details, A2

The Kenton County resident gained several job leads at the free event that is part of a nationwide initiative, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes. The event, held at Receptions Banquet Conference Center in Erlanger, was organized in partnership with Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development (Tri-ED) and the Northern Kentucky Career Center.





“This is good for all (servicemen and women), especially when they come home, they need to find a job,” Bain said. That is the goal of the job fair, according to Ken Wocher of the Northern Kentucky Career Center. “Our goal for the event is to get as many people employed as we can, especially veterans,

RITA’S KITCHEN Fruited gelatin terrine is an easy, fruity Easter dessert. B3

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COVINGTON — The pastel Coach handbag is organized next to the purse created out of recycled military boots. A rich brown Gucci sits alongside the pink bag made out of seat belts and a colorful vintage creation with fringes. From the eccentric to the expensive, Julea Schuh inventories dozens of purses at The Point offices on Pike Street in Covington. She’s hoping she’ll collect 500 purses by next month. Schuh, founder of Journey, a marketing and social media company, and fellow marketing executive Judy VonHandorf, are banking on the well-known fact that when it comes to buying purses, women have a hard time saying “No,” especially when proceeds go to a good cause. Schuh and VonHandorf are hosting a Purses 4 A Purpose fundraiser April 23 at the Marquise in Wilder. Up to 350 women will be able to buy designer and designer-inspired purses at a reasonable price, have some fun and appetizers. “We will also have a few purses to raffle,” Schuh said. “It’s just an opportunity to have some ‘girl time’ and to give back.” In addition to raising funds, Judi Gerding, president of The Point, and The Point development director Ted Kluemper see purses as a good way to reach a specific group of poten-

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Julea Schuh is surrounded by some of the purses she has collected for Purses 4 A Purpose, a fundraiser for The Point next month. KAREN MEIMAN FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

tial donors. “There will be friends of The Point there and women invited by friends. We see this as an opportunity to share the services of The Point with women who may not know everything The Point offers,” Kluemper said. Founded in 1972, the mission of The Point is to provide opportunities to people with special needs so they can reach their highest potential educationally, residentially, socially and vocationally. Those opportunities range from housing to a laundry staffed by those The Point serve. Schuh said she came up with the event idea after coming back from a New York trip several years ago. “I brought back purses and everyone wanted to come over and see them,” she See PURSES, Page A2

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Still time to vote for NKY Best Boss NKY’s

The Community Recorder asked employees to nominate their boss for NKY’s Best Boss contest. Below are the five finalists for Kenton County. Go to to vote once a day for your favorite. The public will have until April 1 to vote online for the Best Boss of Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties. The winners will be announced in the Community Recorder on April 18.

BEST BOSS all over Northern Kentucky. Mike Sexton, who’s worked there for 15 years, describes Erpenbeck as a steady and selfless leader who is compassionate toward his employees. “He’s an in-touch boss,” he said.

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said. “There is just something about purses.” Schuh also saw other agencies raise a lot of funds from similar events and figured it to be a potential “purse heaven” for the agency and the women who attend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the April 23 event. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be pur-

JOHN HAMILTON Universal Underwriters Insurance

As president of an insurance company, John Hamilton is used to giving people guidance. The chased at the agency’s website at or by calling 859-491-9191. Tickets, if any are left, will be $25. Coach, Vera Bradley, Michael Kohrs, Guess, Jessica Simpson, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Tory Burch are a few brands organizers have assembled. Vintage and unique purses are also welcome. People with purses to donate can call 859-491-9191. Schuh needs more designer or designer-inspired purses to reach her goal.


of us when we need a friend and confidante. Evelyn is knowledgeable and wise, discreet when she needs to be, frank when she needs to be, and calm in the face of overwhelming ignorance or belligerence. “Evelyn is always the first to show appreciation of others and looks for creative ways to do so - by sending cards, upbeat emails. She even made us hot fudge cake for Associate Appreciation Day.”

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founder of Universal Underwriters Insurance in Independence is also helpful to his employees, said nominator Ariel Beighle, and will guide you in the right direction. “He is truly amazing and loved and respected by many. If every workplace had a boss like mine, there would be many more people happier about their jobs and careers,” Beighle said.

As practice manager at St. Elizabeth Physicians Heart & Vascular in Edgewood, Evelyn Hitch shows a lot of heart. Employee Jessica Morris describes her as a kindhearted, humble boss. “She is there for all

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that is our bread and butter,” he said. The first hour of the job fair is strictly dedicated to servicemen and women and their spouses. “If anyone deserves a chance, it’s those who’ve put their lives on the line for our country,” said Joseph Pennington, U.S. Navy retired, and military recruiting coordinator for Combined Insurance. Combined Insurance,

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As executive director of Children Inc. in Covington, Rick Hulefeld encourages his employees to dream big. “Not only does he encourage dreams but he ranked 8th on G.I. Jobs magazine’s 2013 Military Friendly Employer list, is a regular participant in Hiring Our Heroes job fairs. “We understand that unemployment among veterans remains a problem,” Pennington said. “Our goal is to help them transfer their skills to a non-military job or a new career.” According to, joblessness among veterans remains high – well above the national unemployment rate of 7.7 percent. In fact, about 205,000 of those who served in or during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are without work.



Valvoline Instant Oil Change

The employees at Valvoline Instant Oil Change in Independence appreciate that store manager Alan Murrah treats them with respect. He’s understanding when an employee is ill or has a death in the family. Mostly he believes in teamwork and shows employees how to be hard workers and achieve goals. “But at the same time he’s the kind of boss you can joke around and laugh with,” said Macie Neff. “Not only is he a good boss but he’s awesome with the customers and their vehicles,” Neff added.


mayor. I have control of the agenda,’’’ Stein said. “I told him he’s violating my First Amendment rights.” Martin said March 21: “There will be a time, without a doubt, that I will hear their comments (on who should provide police service to Villa Hills), but our normal business meeting was not the time.” Martin said he was considering putting police service out for bid because it makes up $1 million of the city’s $2.6 million general fund. With Villa Hills’ lack of commercial base, he said the city is spending about $370,000 a year to repair and maintain city streets, just over half of the $700,000 a year that engineers say is needed. Stein said he believes most Villa Hills residents want to keep their local police department.



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Hills’ mayor for nine years starting in the mid-1980s and served more than 20 years in city government, was at the March 20 meeting with a sign expressing his support for the seven-member Villa Hills Police Department. Stein said he was among five people who’d signed up to speak on the police department issue during the public comment part of that meeting. However, he said the mayor refused to recognize them. “He said, ‘I’m the


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Crestview Hills resident David Thiel received two tickets to Reds Opening Day on Monday, April 1, through the city’s Recreation Committee. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

14 sets of tickets. Mayor Paul Meier said if winners don’t want their tickets, they should contact the city at 859-3417373 and they’ll go down the waiting list for willing takers. Recreation Committee chair and City Council member Colleen CollinsBright said the city has continued to offer the discounted tickets “because it’s fun.” She said city employees go to Redsfest before the season starts to buy

blocks of tickets at the residents’ most requested games. “You do get a better deal if you go as a group,” said Collins-Bright. “It is a great deal, and it’s so much fun. It’s a great way to meet other people in the city.” She also said tickets become available to residents of other cities if they’re not claimed by Crestview Hills residents. Want to continue the conversation? Tweet at @AmyScalfNky

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David Thiel will be rooting for the Cincinnati Reds on Opening Day from ballpark seats secured through a Crestview Hills ticket program. The city’s Recreation Committee holds an annual drawing for Opening Day tickets, allowing city resident winners to purchase pairs of discounted tickets. They also have discount ticket nights for residents throughout the year, for both the Reds and Florence Freedom baseball games. On Monday, April 1, Thiel and a guest who is yet to be determined will join thousands of other Reds fans for the celebrated game which features a match against the Los Angeles Angels this year. Thiel said he has three sons who would like to go, but “maybe I’ll take my dad, because he used to take me all the time.” He called the ticket program “a huge perk” of living in Crestview Hills, where he’s been a resident for 15 years. “It’s great. I don’t know how many people take advantage of it,” he said. “There are very few opportunities to get Opening Day tickets,” said Thiel. “It’s a great way to go to Opening Day without buying season tickets or a big ticket package, and they’re good seats.” This year, the city had


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Democratic League seeks to undo conservative gains By Scott Wartman

At first glance, the political landscape of Kentucky might seem like a contradiction. For the past three decades, Kentuckians have voted for a Republican president, with the exception of Bill Clinton, even though registered Democrats still outnumber Republicans statewide 55 percent to 38 percent. The past 15 years have seen Republican gains throughout the state, though, with the GOP becoming dominant in Northern Kentucky and building voting majorities in all three counties after Democrats had dominated for much of the last century. A new group headed by former Covington City Commissioner Shawn Masters will seek to stem the growing conservative tide and field a strong set of candidates in 2014. The Northern Kentucky Democratic League will raise funds and bring in Democratic speakers to encourage more Democratic candidates to run in Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Grant counties next year. Masters said they will connect potential candidates with Democratic politicians to mentor them. “When the voice for the Democratic party is small and whispering, we want to build our base and appeal to our constituencies and get as many people in-



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volved as we can in 2014,” said Masters. “We’re trying to gear up and make a splash.” The Democratic League hopes to raise $15,000 to $20,000 this year. The league is defined as a nonprofit political organization, which can raise money and make some political campaign contributions. Whether it will become a political action committee so it could raise unlimited funds for political causes is uncertain, Masters said. Republicans will continue their push for more growth. Campbell County about a year ago became the third Northern Kentucky county in the past15 years to have a Republican majority in the electorate. Boone County went from majority Dem-

ocrat to majority Republican in 1999, and Kenton County made the transition in 2010, according to the Kentucky Board of Elections. The GOP has recruited heavily among new residents in the southern end of his county, said Campbell County Republican Chairman and Campbell County Sheriff Jeff Kidwell. “At the county fair we do each year, we see a lot of party-switchers that come up and want to change parties,” Kidwell said. “That puts us that much further ahead.” A younger generation, however, gives Democrats hope. As the 18-40 age group becomes more involved, it will go more toward the Democrats, said Paul Whalen, Democratic chairman for Campbell County.








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Little bridges, big ideas

Close-up of Thomas McGrath's model bridge after testing at the Balsawood Bridge Competition at Northern Kentucky University.KAMELLIA SMITH FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Student learn at balsawood competition

How can such a light material hold such a heavy load? Some models break within seconds, others hold up much longer.

By Kamellia Soenjoto Smith

His bridge looks like the Purple People Bridge that stretches from Cincinnati to Newport, except it’s not purple and it’s much, much smaller, about the size of a loaf of bread. It weighs no more than a handful of leaves. That’s because it’s made from a very lightweight material, balsawood. The tiny bridge is straddling two classroom tables and is connected to a contraption with a bucket hanging from it. The boy pours sand from a bowl into the bucket. The bridge begins to bend, but he keeps pouring. Lots of sand now, and then “Crack!” His bridge is broken. The bucket is lifted onto a scale and weighed – 98.2 pounds, about the same as 12 gallons of milk. The bridge is the creation of Thomas McGrath, a sophomore at St. Henry District High School in Erlanger. He is interested in civil engineering and has come to Northern Kentucky University to test his handmade bridge at the Balsawood Bridge Competition. The challenge for students is to design and construct a lightweight bridge that can hold the most weight. Last year McGrath won second place in the competition. And he learned a lesson. “I used the same design but added more supports,” he explains. It took him nine days to build this year’s model. Some 200 students took part in the competition March 11, most of them from schools in Northern Kentucky. They prepared their own models with a wide variety of designs, all of them made from just balsawood and glue.

Hunter Humphrey of R.A. Jones Middle School shows his model bridge after testing at the Balsawood Bridge Competition at Northern Kentucky University. KAMELLIA SMITH FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

How can such a light material hold such a heavy load? “It requires a knowledge of physics,” says Dr. Ausbra E. McFarland, coordinator of the event. Some models break within seconds, others hold up much longer. Hunter Humphrey is trying

to make his bridge last as long as possible. Kneeling on the floor, he pours the sand into the bucket, little by little. The eighth-grader from R.A. Jones Middle School in Florence hopes this will help his bridge withstand the weight. “I saw the other bridges shake a lot when

the sand was poured in,” he says. “I believe that’s part of the problem of why they fall so quickly.” It’s been 30 minutes and he’s still sprinkling sand. His friends grab a chair for him to sit on. Jeff May, his teacher, stands next to him. “He’s al-

ways careful and meticulous,” May says. But finally his bridge fails, too. Humphrey has to accept that his model can’t hold more than 15.6 pounds. “I’m disappointed,” he admits. “But I know I can do better next time.” Humphrey is already thinking of going to engineering school. “I enjoy building things,” he says. The purpose of the competition is to introduce students to the world of design and construction. “We allow the students to test their bridges themselves,” Dr. McFarland explains. “That way, they get the chance to see the results themselves.” When all the figures are tallied Thomas McGrath wins first place. His model is even stronger than last year’s winning bridge which could hold “only” 89.4 pounds. McGrath shares this tip: “Support on the bottom is important.” The Balsawood Bridge Competition is hosted by the NKU Construction Management Department and is co-sponsored by Reece-Campbell, a construction company in Cincinnati. They provide all of the supplies. With this competition, Dr. McFarland explains, “The hope is that the students will better understand the construction world.”

COLLEGE CORNER Birmingham named to Wake Forest dean’s list Alec Birmingham of Edgewood has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Wake Forest University.

Kenton residents named to UK dean’s list

The following Kenton County residents were named to the University of Kentucky fall semester dean's list: Cory Michael Abeling, Kelvin Jordre Adams, Zachary Alexander Adams, Michael Louis Albers, Samira Cassandra Ansari, Carrie Michelle Ayers, Brittany Nicole Barron, Karen Grace Barth, Lillian Rose Barth, Sean Robert Baute, Abigail Marie Beausir, Holly Elizabeth Beck, Alec Joseph Beeghly, Grant Alexander Berberich, Joseph B. Bernhard, Amy Michelle Blankenship, Megan Nichole Bowling, James Daniel Boyd, Shannon Colleen Brady, Christopher Ryan Bright, David Anthony Brueggeman, Brent Joseph Buckley, Allison Nicole Burke, Ellen Claire Burns, Addison Dell Cain, Hannah Malone Cain, Corey Lee Campbell, Elliott Harrison Campbell, Brandon Scott Capps, Holly Marie Claypole, Rachel Elizabeth Coghill, Abigail Marie Cole, Jon Vincent Connor, Shelby Marie Coons, Emily Marie Cottingham,

Chase Alexander Cox, Peter Studer Craig, Adam Ray Creamer, Emily Joy Crocetti, Eric Nicholas Curran, Brianna Sarah D'Alessandri, Caroline Patrice Davis, Claire Elizabeth Deglow, Lydia M. Doggett, Stefanie Paige Durrett, Katharine Ann Elmore, Robert Smith Emmitt, III, John Jerome Fagel, Emily Paige Fannin, Heather Lynn Federmann, Ryan Joseph Fields, Joseph N. Flanigan, Alexander Thomas Flynn, Joseph William Fredrick, Aaron James Fritsch, Alexis Marie Frye, Craig James Furnish, Amanda Noel Gerakos, Christian Scott Gerwe, Paul William Gerwe, Joseph Daniel Gieske, Jillian Jenna Goins, Cory T. Gray, Hannah E. Griese, Zachary John Grove, Patrick F. Hafenbridle, Shannon Russell Haggard, Erin Elizabeth Hall, Emily Anne Harmeling, Jennifer Louise Harvey, Megan Margaret Heath, Samantha Rachel Heidrich, Joshua Douglas Heller, Steven David Helton, Kelli Nicole Hemsath, Kathryn J. Hill, Christopher Paul Hoffman, Geneva H. Hoffmann, Robin Elaine Hood, Courtney Marie Howard, Mark James Huffmyer, Michael Scott Huffmyer, Mark Daniel Humpert, Kyle Anthony Ihli, Riku Imanishi, Amanda Elizabeth Jacob, Edward Logan Jeffries, Nicholas L. Jehn, Megan Marie Kaiser, Dimi-

tar Tsvetomirov Kamacharov, Brandon Joseph Kanter, Megan Elizabeth Kanter, Sean Christopher Karlage, Olivia Katherine Kennedy, William Norbert Kistler, Lauren Michelle Knasel, Kayla Nicole Kreft, Ashley Lynne Kunzelman, Emily Jordan Lange, Elizabeth Ann Lanham, Emily Astor Lanham, Grant Lawson Laugherty, Richard Dylan Lawless, Khang Si Le, Alexandra Christine Lewin, Joel Douglas Lubrano, Timothy M. Luken, Katherine Elizabeth Lukey, Payton Grace Lutz, Andrew James Malott, Mark N. Manczyk, Kaitlyn Marie Marsh, Katelyn Ann Marshall, Jacob Charles Maus, Kelsey Olivia McCaffrey, Madison Lee McGhee, Emma Marie McGregor, Christopher Matthew Meier, Nicholas Meier, Robert William Meier, Shelby Elizabeth Meier, Paige Hume Menke, Maddie Elizabeth Meyer, Ashley Krystyna Micek, Dominic Joseph Michels, Brian Robert Miller, Angela Marie Mischke, Kayla J. Mitchell, Abbey Moellering, Joseph Robert Moffitt, Abigail Frances Moorman, Lucas Emory Morrison, Timothy Joseph Morrison, Preslee Marie Mortenson, Elizabeth Christina Myers, Susan Kathleen Myers, Jessica Marie Nelms, Giang Din Nguyen, Leah Elizabeth Ochs, Lind-

sey Michelle O'Donnell, Charles Michael O'Keefe, Carrie Michelle Osterhage, Michael Charles Parrott, John Maxwell Pauly, Grant Thomas Peach, Lisa Ann Polak, William Pritchett, Brittney Fay Reed, Thomas Edward Reitzes, Malori Beth Renda, Paul Kraft Ritter, Andrea Katherine Schilling, Amy Christine Schlachter, Jacob Paul Schlarman, Karly Alexus Windhorn Schmidt, Courtney Nicole Schoettker, Marc David Schuler, Stephen David Schwab, Abigail Leigh Shipp, Margaret Rose Sketch, Lauren Elizabeth Slabaugh, Jenna Nicole Sommerkamp, Laura Ann Sommerkamp, Trevor Robert Sorrell, Katherine Grace Stamm, Chelsea Nicole Stamper, Casey Lynn Stanley, Michael Andrew Stegman, Tyler Thomas Stewart, Daniel Francis Sullivan, Kyle A. Surace, Laura Kendall Talbert, Eric Paul Teipel, Abbey Michelle Tillman, Eric Manuel Torres, Lauren Elizabeth Trame, Evan James Trauth, Alexandra Nicole Tsoras, Angela Marie Tuemler, Michael Garrett Vaughn, Yasamin Mirage Vieth, Shelby M. Vogelpohl, Ross Michael Walker, Carly Nicole Walz, Mitchell Charles Watts, Grace Elizabeth Webb, Jessica Lyn Wessels, Elizabeth Anna Williams, Joel Aaron Winnike, Brandon Michael Witte,

Benjamin Wyatt Harrison Wolfe, Claire Marie Wurtenberger, Amber Noelle Zembrodt and Margaret Marie Zerhusen.

Vocke enrolls

Cameron Vocke of Erlanger has enrolled at Heidelberg University for the spring semester. Vocke, a freshman, is majoring in education.

Ohlinger named to dean’s list

Cadet Mack Ohlinger, son of Debra and Chris Ohlinger, from the Cincinnati area, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the U.S. Military Academy. He grew up in Union and attended Villa Madonna Academy. Ohlinger, who has achieved dean’s list status for all three semesters, graduated from St. Xavier High School in 2011 and will be commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army upon graduation at West Point.

Reida named to president honor roll

Rose Elizabeth Reida of Fort Mitchell was named to the president honor roll for the fall semester at the University of Oklahoma Norman. The honor roll includes students who earned a 4.0 gradepoint average.



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Kenton runners right on track By James Weber

Notre Dame junior Laura Finke tries to bunt for a base hit. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


Bishop Brossart hosted the16-team Uncle Pete Noll Classic March 22-23 at Softball City in Taylor Mill. Several Recorder teams participated. Here are some pictures from the tourney.

Courtney Garrett pitches for Dixie Heights. JAMES WEBER/THE

Lloyd senior Samantha Elmore pitches to Brossart. JAMES

Notre Dame freshman Abby Jones pitches against Bracken County. JAMES WEBER/THE




St. Henry celebrates the end of the game in their win over Campbell County. The 16-team Uncle Pete Noll Classic was March 22-23 at Softball City in Taylor Mill. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Local athletes are on track this winter-like spring for strong performances. Here is a look at Kenton County teams based on known returners and information submitted by coaches. Some team information was not submitted before deadline. Dixie Heights boys: Steve Saunders returns for his 25th season as head coach. His top returners include cross country standout Max McGehee (distance), Bailey Harrison (pole vault), Brandon Johnson (shot put), Jackson Stanek (Hurdles) and Jacob Hartman (sprints). McGehee could break the school record in the 3,200 meters. “I have some good returning juniors and seniors from last year’s team, plus a very strong sophomore class that had to compete in varsity meets last year as freshmen and gained valuable experience,” Saunders said. “This should make for a stronger, more competitive team this season.” Dixie competes in the Kenton County championship April 2 at Scott. Simon Kenton girls: Sixthyear head coach Eric Kues returns most of his core athletes from last season. Top returners are Christina Cook and Mackenzie Hester. Cook was third in the state in the 400 and Hester is coming off a strong cross country campaign.

Villa Madonna: Joe Cordonnier returns for his 13th year as head coach of both VMA programs. Eric Baugh returns as one of the top distance runners in Northern Kentucky. He was eighth in the state in the 1,600 last year. He should score well in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 this spring. Mitchell Day, Clay Jackson and Thomas Schutzman are other Blue Lightning to watch. In girls, Lauren Dumaine was third in the 1A state meet in the shot put last year. Other leaders include Megan Barton in long and triple jump and Maria Blom in high jump. Others to watch include Allison Laber and Melissa Cunha. St. Henry: Top returning athletes for St. Henry include jumper Craig Aldridge, versatile Austin Eibel, middle distance runner Robert Brockman, distance man Daniel Wolfer and field athlete Matt Martin. They accounted for five top-five finishes at state. Aldridge, a senior, is the defending state champion in the high jump. He placed third in the long jump. He won the indoor state title in the triple jump. Eibel, a senior, can compete in eight events. He was fifth at state in the 300-meter hurdles and sixth in the high jump. He won indoor crowns in the 60 hurdles and 400 meters. Wolfer is returning after a fifthplace state finish in the 3,200. Brockman was seventh in the 800. Both are back for the deSee TRACK, Page A9

Villa Madonna Academy’s Eric Baugh leads a pack of runners up the first hill of the Class 1A Boys' State Cross Country Meet at Kentucky Horse Park last fall. Baugh finished fifth. FILE PHOTO


Sportsman excellence

The Community Recorder staff recently won a 2012 Enquirer Media Award of Excellence for the work and coverage pertaining to the Community Press and Recorder Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award, now in its fifth year. This year’s nomination period for the 2013 award runs Wednesday, April 3, though Wednesday, April 17. The sports staff seeks standout athletes of great character and strong academic standing to represent each newspaper as

its Sportsman or Sportswoman of the Year. Readers will nominate these starting junior or senior athletes via or, names that will be verified through the school as meeting the criteria and placed on ballots for the public’s vote. Readers can vote once a day for their favorite athlete. Winners for 2013 will receive two Reds tickets courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds, a certificate and a story to be published in a late June edition. The nominations and voting are done online at Neither the articles, nominations forms nor ballots will count against the meter, so you do not have to be a Cincin-

nati Enquirer/ subscriber to nominate or vote on your favorite candidate. Email with questions and follow the hashtag #SOY2013 for updates on Twitter.

Girls tennis

» Lloyd beat NCC 3-2 March 20. Winners were Pelfrey, Phillips and Schnorbus.

NKU Notes

» Kennesaw State erupted for seven runs during the fifth inning March 24 and cruised to a 14-4 victory over Northern Kentucky to complete the three-game weekend sweep.

The Owls improved to 14-10 overall and 4-2 in the Atlantic Sun Conference, while the Norse dropped to 2-22 on the season, 0-3 in the A-Sun. The Norse continue Atlantic Sun action on March 28 with a threegame road trip to South Carolina-Upstate in Spartanburg, S. C. » Northern Kentucky University pitcher Emily Schwaeble held Kennesaw State to just three hits March 24, but the Norse were unable to generate any offense in a 3-0 loss to the Owls in an Atlantic Sun Conference game. Schwaeble (1-11) went the distance for the sixth time this season, striking out four and walking four. The Norse (6-21, 0-9 A-Sun) had two

on base and with one out in the seventh, but a pair of fly outs ended the game. The Norse totaled five hits on the game. NKU returns to action next weekend when the Norse make an Easter trip to the Sunshine State to battle Stetson for a three-game conference series March 29-30.

TMC Notes

» The Thomas More College baseball team split a Presidents' Athletic Conference doubleheader March 23 with Thiel College at Thomas More Field in Crestview Hills. Thiel won game one, 5-4, but the Saints won the nightcap, 6-2.



Coaches honor hoops stars By James Weber

Northern Kentucky coaches released their all-star teams recently. In boys basketball, Dixie Heights’ Brandon Hatton, Holy Cross’ Antonio Campbell and Ludlow’s Jerad Howard were players of the year. In girls, Notre Dame’s Olivia Voskuhl, Holy Cross’ DeAsia Beal and Ludlow’s Tori Wofford were the honorees. The full boys list is as follows:

Division I

Brandon Hatton (Dixie Heights), Nick Ruthsatz (CovCath), Andrew Sampson (Simon Kenton), Nick Jackson (Scott), Samuel Hammerich (Conner), Corey Holbrook (Campbell County), A.J. Collins (Cooper), Brenden Stanley (Boone County), Zach McNeil (Cooper), Nate McGovney (Campbell County), Drew Mays (Ryle), Will Stuhr (Ryle). Player of the Year - Brandon Hatton (Dixie Heights). Best Defensive Player - Jared Swanson (Simon Kenton). Mr. Hustle Award - Jared Bowling (Simon Kenton). Academic Award - Collin Myers (Scott).

Division II

Antonio Campbell (Holy Cross), James Bolden (Holmes), Michael Bueter (NewCath), Drew McDonald (NewCath), Justin Saunders (Brossart), Jasean Short (Newport), Christian McClendon (Holy Cross), Alex Trentman (Brossart), Quan Palmer (Holmes), Jordan Noble (St.

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Henry), Chris Engelmon (Holmes), Niko Carter (Lloyd). Player of the Year - Antonio Campbell (Holy Cross). Best Defensive Player - Antonio Campbell (Holy Cross). Mr. Hustle Award - Michael Best (St. Henry). Academic Award Niko Carter (Lloyd).

Division III

Jerad Howard (Ludlow), Mitchell Cody (Ludlow), Cole VonHandorf (Villa Madonna), Zack Poinsett (Bellevue), Joe Hornback (Bellevue), Troy Phelps (Villa Madonna), Andy Piccirillo (Villa Madonna), Derek Holt (Dayton), Nick Whitt (Calvary Christian), Jake Lamb (Calvary Christian), Andrew Smith (Villa Madonna). Player of the Year - Jerad Howard (Ludlow). Best Defensive Player - Andrew Smith (Villa Madonna). Mr. Hustle Award - Andrew Smith (Villa Madonna). Academic Award - Randy Lund (Villa Madonna). The full girls list:

The Northern Kentucky Norse Squirt travel hockey team journeyed to Chicago to compete in the 2013 Chicago President’s Cup Tournament, a part of USA Hockey’s Hockey Week in America. Northern Kentucky compiled a 2–1 record to reach the finals. The Norse took home the championship trophy and were led by forward Jenna Seenberg’s goal in the second period resulting in the 1–0 victory over the St. Louis Rockets. Mark Dugan of Crescent Springs earned the assist, sliding the pass across the crease to the back door for the open net look by Seenberg. Jack Hooker of Union made 19

The Northern Kentucky Norse Squirt compiled a 2-1 record to reach the finals in the 2013 Chicago President’s Cup Tournament, a part of USA Hockey’s Hockey Week in America. THANKS TO ROB RAYNER

saves to preserve the shutout. The Norse Squirt Team, coached by Eric Kathman Rod Rayner, and Dan Hooker, com-



T-ball signup

Christ United Methodist Church Leisure Ministry Team will have youth T-ball and coach-pitch signups online through April 7, at http:// In-person signups will be noon to 2 p.m. April 6, at the church, 1440 Boone Aire Road, Florence. Deadline is April 7.

Division I

Jordan Scott (Conner), Abby Owings (Simon Kenton), Jessica Jones (Boone County), Mckell Oliverio (Ryle), Taylor Robinson (Campbell County), Elly Ogle (Notre Dame), Dawn Johnson (Ryle), Ally Niece (Scott), Haylee Smith (Notre Dame), Paige Bosse (Simon Kenton), Alexis Switzer (Boone County), Liza Tibbs (Dixie Heights), Kaytlin Siegmundt (Campbell County), Jill Buntin (Scott), Madi Meyers (Conner). Co-Coaches of the Year – Nicole Levandusky (Notre Dame) See HOOPS, Page A9

pete in the Buckeye Travel Hockey League representing teams from Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia.

AAU basketball tryouts

The St. Agnes third-grade boys’ basketball team finished first out of 17 teams and won their championship game at the Immaculate Heart of Mary tournament. Team members include: Will Burke, Luke Lenhof, Seth Gruner, Robbie Bright, Sam Fischer, Jack Hovan and Dimitri Dunn. Not Pictured are head coach Gary Lenhof, and assistant coaches J. Burke and Jack Burke.

The Kentucky Warriors AAU basketball organization will have tryouts in April for the spring and summer AAU basketball season – boys and girls, grades 3-12. Contact Ben Coffman at or 859640-6458 for specific grades tryout date. Visit







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Autenrieb named defensive player of the year Community Press

The Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Thomas More College senior defensive back Zach Autenrieb has been named the 2012 Commonwealth Collegiate Defensive Player of the Year. Autenrieb capped a stellar four-year career in a Saints’ uniform as he was named an AllAmerican this season by the American Football Coaches Association, and the Associated Press. He was also one of four finalists for the 2012 Gagliardi Trophy, which is presented to the

top football player at the NCAA Division III level. Autenrieb was also the 2012 Presidents’ Athletic Conference Player of the Year and was to the All-South Region first team. Autenrieb had 48 tackles (36 solo, 12 assisted), including a half tackle for a loss, National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III, leading eight interceptions, five pass break-ups, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery this season. Two of his interceptions were returned for a touchdown. With his eight interceptions he finished his career with 32 inter-


ceptions, which is the new National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III career interception record. Autenrieb will be honored June 28 at the Louisville Palace Theater, as part of the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 11th Anniversary Celebration, taking place June 27-29. Tickets for the induction ceremony are now available at The event will serve as a fundraiser, benefiting the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at the University of Louisville.

Turkey Foot Middle Wrestling had two eighth-grade wrestlers finish first in the Kentucky State Middle School Wrestling Championship that was held at the Montgomery County Arena in Mt. Sterling. Pictured are Zachary Holub, 70 pound weight class, and Casey Cornett, 152 pound weight class. THANKS TO PAT HOLUB

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fending state champion 4x800 relay team. St. Henry won the 1A championship in both the boys and girls competitions at the Mason-Dixon Games indoor high school state meet March 2 in Louisville. The girls 4x800 relay won with Sydney Pitts, Holly Blades, Elizabeth Hoffman and Taylor Connett. The 4x200 won with Laura Felix, Tina Felix, Lauren Cahill and Madison Culbertson. St. Henry was second in the 4x400. Meghan Burke was third in the 60 hurdles. Madison Culbertson was fourth in the 60. Tina Felix was fourth in the 400. Kathy Munzer was third in the long jump. Connett was third in the 1,500 and second in the 800. Holly Blades was fourth in the 3,000. Janelle Tobler was second in high jump. Celia Eltzroth was second in triple jump.

Beechwood lost four-time 2012 medalist Cameron Vocke but returns several state qualifiers. Senior Sarah Irwin won state medals in the long jump, triple jump and 4x100 relay last year. CovCath returns state medalists Ben Metzger and Brian Menke plus multiple other state qualifiers. Dixie returns two-time sprint medalist Chelsea Perdue and hurdles medalist Brittney Turner among several qualifiers. Lloyd lost 2A high jump state champ Tyler Bray, but returns state medalist Dylan Withers in pole vault and two-time throwing medalist Caitlin Carter, plus distance standout Sarah Duncan. Veteran Holy Cross runner Gabby Bergman returns after placing eighth in the 1,600 last season. Ludlow returns four state medalists from last season, led by cross country/distance standouts Byni Dugan, Chesi

Dugan and Amber Victor. Notre Dame returns several state qualifiers, led by Amy Hansen, who was eighth in the state in the 1,600 at the 3A level. Some of the local meets: Kenton County championships (April 2 at Scott), Boone County championship (April 2 at Conner), Boone County Invitational (April 5 at Boone), Campbell County championships (April 9 at Campbell County), Donnie Carnes (April 13 at Campbell County Middle School), NKAC DII meet (April 16 at Lloyd), Ryle Relays (April 18 at Ryle), Newport River City Classic (April 20 at Newport Stadium), NKAC DI meet (April 23 at Scott), Villa 4 Life (April 24 at Dixie), Red Dog Invitational (April 30 at Tower Park, Fort Thomas), Scott Classic (May 2 at Scott), Area 5 championships (May 4 at Dixie Heights), Pole vault meet (May 6 at Dixie), 1A regional (May 10 at Walton-Verona), 3A Regional (May 11 at Dixie), State championships (May 17-18 at Louisville).

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and Aaron Stamm (Conner). Player of the Year – Olivia Voskuhl (Notre Dame). Ms. Hustle – Christina Cook (Simon Kenton).

Division II

Leah Schaefer (Highlands), Nicole Kiernan (NewCath), Sarah Futscher (Bishop Brossart), Courtney Sandlin (Walton-Verona), Tamra Holder (Holmes), Abby Stadmiller (Bishop Brossart), Jesse Daley (Highlands), Michele Judy (Walton-Verona), Shelby Rudd (Lloyd), Deja Turner (Holmes), Ally Mayhaus (Holy Cross), Alexus Mayes (NewCath), Michaela Ware (NewCath), Ally Johnson (Beechwood), Kelly Coburn (St. Henry), Macy Stuempel (Beech-

wood). Coach of the Year – Kes Murphy (Holy Cross). Player of the Year – DeAsia Beal (Holy Cross). Ms. Hustle – Rachel Hartig (Bishop Brossart).

Division III

Nicole Schowalter (Dayton), Jennifer Sexton (Bellevue), Allie Hennard (Villa Madonna), Zania Caudill (Calvary Christian), Kira Ross (Bellevue), Lauren Dumaine (Villa Madonna), Emily Kroger (Ludlow), Sadie Boles (Dayton), Alex Hengge (Villa Madonna), Sarah Roaden (Calvary Christian), Makayla Bishop (Bellevue), Aubry Donelan (Dayton), Taylor Schwarz (Heritage Academy), Kristen Cox (Silver Grove). Coach of the Year – Randy Wofford (Ludlow). Player of the Year – Tori Wofford (Ludlow). Ms. Hustle – Dayne Merkley (Calvary Christian).

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Video opens new storytelling doors

As journalists our job is to stay in the background and report the story. But reporter Melissa Stewart got questions from an Army recruiter at last week’s Northern Kentucky Veterans Job Fair in Erlanger. What was that cool handheld device she was using to take pictures? Our reporters have had company-issued iPhones for a while. But a brand new piece of equipment called an “Owle” transforms the iPhone into a video camera complete with a tripod socket and a boom microphone. We just got our Owle, along with some video training, so you’ll see our reporters – Melissa, Stephanie Salmons, Amy Scalf, Amanda Joering and

Chris Mayhew – taking videos on a variety of topics. Stephanie has an insightful video this week about Civil War Gen. Nancy Daly John Hunt EDITOR’S Morgan’s esNOTEBOOK cape through Boone County. See it online at Amy interviewed South Kenton residents at Piner Baptist Church to commemorate one year after the destructive tornado. See her video at . Alexandria teens rolled out their push for a skateboard park and Chris was there to

Reporter Melissa Stewart aims her iPhone for a video shot using a device called the Owle. You’ll see Recorder staff taking videos from here on out. NANCY DALY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

report – and capture some of their skateboarding moves. See the video at Amanda shows how Highland Heights residents and staff reviewed the city’s draft comprehensive plan. View at Although I won’t be making

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Don’t blame Erlanger for shortage of savings

I just read the article about potential savings being lost because the city of Erlanger chooses not to join the countywide dispatch. I am a resident of Erlanger and I am getting tired of my city being made to look like the “bad guy” in this situation. I hope that everyone reading that article can see what I saw. Kenton County Judge-executive Steve Arlinghaus stated in the article that the entire proposed savings benefit of consolidation of dispatch services would only occur if there was only one center. The savings would most likely vanish if a county center would operate consolidated and if the city of Erlanger did not join in the consolidation. The savings would amount to about $4.5 million. I think that Judge-executive Arlinghaus and others owe the county a huge explanation. If the savings benefit were only applicable if Erlanger joined the consolidation, then why did they consolidate and add on to the center without a written contract/agreement from Erlanger? Why build and consolidate and then complain about the savings being erased just because Erlanger does not want to join? I know that our mayor, Mayor Thomas Rouse, and the council have discussed this, looked

at it from every angle, received input, etc.. and have decided to continue our own dispatch service. I am proud of our mayor and council for thinking of Erlanger. I am proud of our police and safety departments. Hey county, don’t come out and declare in the paper and blame Erlanger for a shortage of savings if you have known all along that a savings benefit was contingent upon Erlanger joining the consolidation. You knew that Erlanger was set on keeping their own services. The disappearing of benefits seems to be on you. Gregor A. Isaacs Erlanger

Ky. should abolish the death penalty

Maryland beat us to it! It became the first state south of the Mason-Dixon line to abolish the death penalty. May Kentucky become the second. The Bluegrass State could find itself among the other 17 civilized American states and the District of Columbia and most foreign countries, except for the likes of Iraq, Iran and North Korea, that have abandoned the barbaric practice. In these contentious political times, indeed even within parties, there is one thing all can agree on, murder is horrendous. Those convicted by due process may deserve the fate of the murdered in our imaginations but we deserve better than to

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become part of a killing machine ourselves. The death penalty solves nothing – the yearned-for victim is gone forever. The murderer warrants punishment and society needs to be protected. That is accomplished in Kentucky with life in prison without the possibility of parole. For those shocked by the cost of that longtime incarceration all studies point toward a higher cost if the death penalty is imposed because of the lengthy appeals process. And for those who would cut short that legality see the law books. Just last week a man in New York who had served over 20 years for a murder he did not commit was released when he and others on his behalf uncovered witness tampering and perjury at his trial. One may ask how this can possibly happen. It does. He was innocent but not before losing much of his life. A bow of humility at the miscarriage of justice and at the same time gratitude that the death penalty in New York has long been abolished are in order. A singular incident? Hardly. The Innocence Project has come to the aid of many wrongly convicted people, not in small part because of poor legal counsel and other egregious injustices like an over-zealous prosecutor. One former Texas governor who presided over a record number of executions during his time in office declared that all were guilty as charged only to be proven wrong after he left office. We are dealing with human life, no matter how degraded the behavior, and too many wrongful convictions. For the record, I am a murder victim’s survivor. A good and decent man, my brother was senselessly murdered by an unstable man with a gun. But that is a whole other subject, the weapons arsenal that the nation has become. Nancy Rowles Covington

WHEN THEY MEET Kenton Fiscal Court

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videos every week, I had video training too and did one about the Northern Kentucky Music Hall of Fame ( and another about an Elsmere church’s fast reaction celebrating the announcement of Pope Francis. View at

In my 30 years in print journalism I never thought I’d be doing voiceovers for video. It’s exciting and I hope you’ll bear with us as we strive to get it just right. Video opens doors to tell stories about your community in fresh and creative ways. As an example, take a look at what our reporters did last week when they visited fish fries across Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties: We invite you to give us feedback. And we’d like to know what ideas you have for videos in your community. Drop me a line at Nancy Daly is senior editor at the Community Recorder.

Villa Hills doesn’t need police force Having been a resident for almost a decade, and serving on City Council for a term, where much of the debate swirled on whether the city should employ six, seven or eight police officers, the time has come to declare what should be obvious: Villa Hills does not need its own police force. Our public safety and law enforcement function can be better and more efficiently administered by joining with adjoining police units to protect and serve our residents. Our law enforcement budget is roughly $950,000 a year, a full one-third of our city’s budget. While law enforcement is an important part of our city’s responsibility – perhaps even the most important – we are not getting an honest value for our tax dollars. Our city and others in Northern Kentucky can do better and get better service. I commend the new City Council and Mayor Martin to act swiftly and transition our police department to a combined forces agency. Competent as he may be, Chief Dan Goodenough’s monthly police reports are an effort in reporting to make the police seem busy and overworked. But we are doing more work and responding to more calls in other cities than our own. Try as he might, additional officers just cannot be justified. The former mayor believed it, as does our current mayor. Like many things in public policy and politics, the Villa Hills Police has become a wedge issue. Just read the chief’s monthly report. It’s filled with confusing, redundant and often meaningless codes. I invite any citizen to review a monthly or yearly report. Being a Villa Hills police officer must be one of the most boring and unsatisfactory jobs in law enforcement in this or any other jurisdiction. Unless your goal is to punch the clock – figuratively not literally because an accurate time keeping system is not actually used – collect a paycheck, build a pension,

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and go Christmas shopping with needy kids in December. My morale gets low just thinking James Noll about the low morale of the COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST Villa Hills COLUMNIST police. In 2011 we paid our detective and parttime building inspector more than $130,000 in salary and benefits while he was suing the city. In January 2012 he submitted an overtime bill, approved by Chief Goodenough, for an additional $90,000. So a detective and part-time building inspector in our city of Villa Hills earned more money in 2011 for doing his job than police chiefs and commissioners in cities like New York, Chicago and San Francisco, not to mention Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati. All the while suing the city and the mayor! So the games and financial unaccountability need to end and the police leadership needs to move on, up or out. By combining our law enforcement function – which I know we all agree is critically important – we would get more professional service at a better value. We are not going to lose our identity just because the words “Villa Hills” on the police cars is written in smaller type face. When’s the last time you saw an officer on bike patrol or foot patrol in Villa Hills? Would you like to? Do we need that? I don’t know, but a combined police force could do those things, using a county or area sector system with substations. Perhaps the current Villa Hills police station would be a substation? Perhaps with current technology it would not be necessary? There’s a lot of ideas to go around. But one thing is certain - Villa Hills does not need its own individual police force. James Noll is a former Villa Hills council member.

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In front of a quilt named “Summer Bounty,” quilters 88-year-old Grace Robinson of Cincinnati, chats with Edna Lindemann, of Fort Wright about the abundance of quilts at the show. KAREN MEIMAN FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Quilts are the thread that binds

By Karen Meiman

Inside the Boone County Cooperative Extension Office March 16, 15-year-old Olivia Sena sat in a chair, her feet crossed. Olivia, the youngest quilter in the packed room, appeared to mentally block out the bustle so she could concentrate on the stitches she meticulously placed into a daintily flowered pattern. It was a small section of her next quilt. “I love doing this,” Olivia said, never pausing to look up. “It’s really not as hard as you would think.” Nearby, Olivia’s mom Anita Sena chatted with passersby. Mrs. Sena loves quilts too and that has added an extra bond with her daughter. “It has really been a blessing,” Mrs. Sena said. “Quilting is something we can do together. We probably quilt together four or five times weekly, sometimes twice a day.” Mrs. Sena and Olivia were among thousands of quilting enthusiasts who came out across the country for the National Quilter’s Day Out March 16. The event is celebrated annually the third Saturday in March. Locally, in Boone County, the event, organized by the Stringtown Quilt Guild, drew hundreds. “This is an opportunity to raise the awareness of quilting,” the event’s chairwoman Jo Ann Abel, said. “There are so many artistic venues of quilting. There is lap quilting and clothing. You can use fi-

ber. The event is also a way to encourage young people about the artistic value of quilting. Quilts are a wonderful form of expression.” The national event actually has its roots in the Bluegrass state, added Abel. In 1990, the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society (KHQS) organized a “Quilters’ Day Out” on the third Saturday of March to celebrate the tradition of Kentucky quilting. Two years later, the National Quilting Association adopted Kentucky’s idea, making it a national event. The displays last week in Boone County were as varied as the attendees. Jennifer Myka was impressed with the “out of the box” creations that hung in the “This and That” section of the show, while Ken Gorz ventured inside to learn more about a hobby that has become his wife Lynn’s passion. “I am very impressed,” Ken said. “As an industrial engineer, I can appreciate the time and artistic ability it took to make these.” Mrs. Gorz’s quilt, “Orient Fantasy,” was one that hung on display. Across the room, 88-yearold Grace Robinson viewed the hanging quilts and said she was happy she made the trip across the river, while Mary Lynn Crail used her sewing machine to work on a bright wall hanging whose mermaid patterns were made of colorful threads. “It is called thread painting,” explained Crail, as onlookers gathered around. More of her “thread painting” creations hung be-

Olivia Sena’s small hands weave the purple thread through the red, white and blue floral pattern. KAREN MEIMAN FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Olivia Sena, 15, works on her next quilt at the Quilter’s Day Out in Burlington March 16 at the Boone County Extension Office. KAREN MEIMAN FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

hind her. Grace Kronicz, of Burlington, was happy she had an event she could bring her granddaughter to see the artistic creations you can make when you learn to sew. Her granddaughter, 5-year-old Alaina Curran, of Florence, watched Pat Maley spin yarn from the cotton Maley grew at her home in Delhi, Ohio. “Seeing someone take an interest is what it is all about,” Maley said.

Pat Maley showed how she spins yarns from the cotton she grew at her home in Delhi, Ohio. KAREN MEIMAN FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER



fitness levels welcome. $5. Presented by Zumba with Gabrielle. 513-702-4776. Edgewood. Jazzercise Classes, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs. Jazzercise, 6:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, $32 monthly unlimited classes. 859-341-4392. Covington.

Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Collection of artwork created by local artist and author. Collection reflects spirit of simplicity and beauty of nature Hubbard admired during his lifetime. Included with admission. 859-491-4003; Covington. Contoured Essence, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 27 W. Seventh St., Curated by Paige Wideman. Exploring one’s innate fascination with the figure; artists transform global viewpoints, incorporate or engage audience on an emotional or imaginative level and encourage collaborative discourse between artist and viewer. Through April 19. 859292-2322; Covington.

Music - Acoustic Roger Drawdy, 8 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., Irish music. Free. 859-491-6659; Covington.

Senior Citizens Bingo, 12:30-3 p.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., 859-727-2306. Elsmere.


Dining Events

Art Exhibits

Fish Fry Dinner, 4:30-8 p.m., Knights of Columbus 3908, Father Bealer Council, 605 Lytle Ave., Includes fried or baked fish, chicken nuggets, shrimp, hamburgers and hot dogs, sides and drinks. Carry-out available. $1.50-$7.50. 859-342-6643. Elsmere. Fort Wright Civic Club Lenten Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m. Benefits Covington Catholic Community Service Club., Fort Wright Civic Club, 115 Kennedy Road, Fried fish, baked fish, chicken, shrimp, fries, coleslaw, green beans, and Macaroni and cheese. Desserts provided by several community organizations. Televisions available for game nights, and special bar pricing. Benefits community organizations. Family friendly. $.75-$7. 859-3311150. Fort Wright. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Bradford Masonic Lodge 123, 5 Peach Drive, $7. 859-393-0248. Independence.

The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Contoured Essence, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 859-292-2322; Covington.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, 519 Enterprise Drive, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs.

Literary - Signings Lynne Bachleda, 5-7 p.m., Roebling Point Books and Coffee, 306 Greenup St., Author discusses her new book, “Wild Cincinnati,” dealing with wildlife in Cincinnati. Free. Presented by Clerisy Press. 859-815-7201. Covington.

Music - Jazz The John Von Ohlen Trio, 7:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859-261-2365; Covington.

Music - Rock

“Summer, 1934” is among the paintings by local artist, Harlan Hubbard, featured in an exhibit of his work that runs through May 5 at Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington. THANKS TO TIFFANY HOPPENJANS

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Super Bowl of Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Super Bowl, 510 Commonwealth Ave., Drink specials: $12 buckets, $3 domestics and $2 jello shots. With DJ Matt V and DJ Love MD. Free. 859-727-2000. Erlanger.

On Stage - Comedy

Music - Jazz

Live Bait Comedy, 9 p.m. With comedians Rob Wilfong, Vincent Gulino, Brendon Charles, Tracey Blackracer, Chris Siemer, Phil Pointer and Demitrius McMullen. Hosted by Belinda Warren., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., $5. 859-314-9543; Latonia.


New Sleepcat Band, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Directed by Bill Gemmer and features John Von Ohlen. 859261-2365; Covington. Karl Dappen on Sax, 7-10 p.m., Argentine Bistro, 2875 Town Center Blvd., Variety of music from jazz to soft rock. Free. 859-426-1042; Crestview Hills.

Art Exhibits

Music - Rock

The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington.

Gabriels Hounds Release Party, 8 p.m. With Dark Region, Holesinger, Serpentarius, Souls for the Taking and Breakneck Pace. Doors open 7 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., $8. 859-491-2444; Covington.

Sushi Rolling and Dining Experience, 7:30 p.m., Sushi Cincinnati, 20 W. Pike St., Includes training, choice of at least three sushi rolls, BYOB and recipe/product information. $25. Reservations required. Through Dec. 28. 513-335-0297; Covington. Cooking Vietnamese, 2-4 p.m., Argentine Bistro, 2875 Town Center Blvd., $25. Registration required. 859-426-1042; Crestview Hills.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 8-9 a.m. and 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise

Education Enrollment Information Session, 3-4 p.m., Gateway Community and Technical College Covington Campus, 1025 Amsterdam Road, Room C 202. Learn about admissions, financial aid, academic programs, advising and how to enroll. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Gateway Community and Technical College. 859-441-4500; Covington.

The Boone County Cooperative Extension Service offers a free class on growing healthy tomatoes and peppers at home, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at 6028 Camp Ernst Road. Exercise Classes FILE PHOTO

SUNDAY, MARCH 31 Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs.

Bluegrass Jam Session, 8 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., All bluegrass pickers invited to participate. Free. 859-491-6659; Covington.

Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 5-6 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs. Zumba, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Diamond Dance Academy, 5030 Old Taylor Mill Road, No dancing skills required. $5. 859-814-8375; Taylor Mill. Jazzercise, 6:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, $32 monthly unlimited classes. 859-341-4392. Covington.



859-331-7778; Crescent Springs. Jazzercise, 6:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, $32 monthly unlimited classes. 859-341-4392. Covington.

Music - Bluegrass

Karaoke and Open Mic

Killer Star Effect, Dead August and Season Ten, 8 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., $8. 859-491-2444; Covington.

Cooking Classes

Kenton County Conservation District Board Meeting, 5-6:30 p.m., Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission, 2332 Royal Drive, Regular meeting to discuss conservation district programs, projects and activities. Free. Presented by Kenton County Conservation District. Through July 3. 859-586-7903. Fort Mitchell.


Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs. Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Burn up to 600 calories in an effective 60-minute total body workout. Jazzercise is jazz dance, resistance training, yoga and kickboxing. Wear loose, cool stretchy clothing. Aerobic or a cross trainer shoes is recommended. Arrive to first class 15-20 minutes ahead of time. $32 monthly unlimited classes. 859-341-4392. Covington.


Lynne Bachleda discusses her new book, "Wild Cincinnati," dealing with local wildlife, 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Roebling Point Books and Coffee, 306 Greenup St. in Covington. THANKS TO RONNIE KUTYS Holiday - Easter Easter Sunday Brunch, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., Reservations is suggested. 859-491-8027; Covington. Easter Brunch, Lunch and Dinner, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Blinkers Tavern, 318 Greenup St., $7.95 and up. 859-360-0840; Covington. Easter Brunch, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 360 Restaurant, 668 W. Fifth St., Buffet. $35, $15 children. Reservations required. Presented by Radisson Hotel Covington. 859-491-5300; Covington.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., With DJ Will Corson. $10 buckets and $4 grape and cherry bombs. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-491-6659. Covington.

Music - Acoustic Kevin Fox, 10 p.m., Strasse Haus,

630 Main St., Free. 859-261-1199. Covington.

Music - Jazz Phil DeGreg Trio, 5 p.m. Sunday Jazz in the Afternoon., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859261-2365; Covington.

Art Exhibits

Art Exhibits

The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Contoured Essence, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 859-292-2322; Covington.

The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Contoured Essence, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 859-292-2322; Covington.

Community Dance

Exercise Classes

Line Dancing, 7-9 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. Smoke-free. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co.. 859-727-0904. Fort Wright.

Zumba Class, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Turkey Foot Middle School, $5. 513-702-4776. Edgewood. Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs. Inner GLOW Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 6:45-7:45 p.m., Glow Gallery Studio, 264 W. Pike St., Faith-based yoga movement class uses breath to guide from one posture to the next while surrounded by artwork in contemporary art gallery space. $10. 513-295-5226; Covington. Zumba Fitness, 6:30 p.m., Independence Senior and Community Center, 2001 Jack Woods Drive, $30 six-week session, $7 drop in. Registration required. 859-356-6264; Independence. Jazzercise, 6:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, $32 monthly unlimited classes. 859-341-4392. Covington.


The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Contoured Essence, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 859-292-2322; Covington.

Life Story Workshop, 10 a.m.noon, Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., Discover new techniques to remember and tell stories of your life journey thus far. Bring pens and sense of adventure. Appropriate for adults of any writing level and both new and returning students. $120. Reservations required. Presented by Extraordinary Lives. 859-4310020; Covington.

Exercise Classes

Exercise Classes

Jazzercise Classes, 8-9 a.m. and 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes.

Zumba Class, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Turkey Foot Middle School, 3230 Turkey Foot Road, Exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. All

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Fruited gelatin terrine, pound Milk can be cake make Easter table special part of a

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As I write this column on the first day of spring, it’s snowing outside! Usually by this time we have our potatoes, early greens and radishes planted. We have to go along with the whims of Mother Nature. I hope each Rita of you has Heikenfeld a memoraRITA’S KITCHEN ble and fun Easter. As I tell you every holiday, remember those who may be alone or who can’t get out. Send a card, make a call or invite them to your table to share your abundant blessings.

Rita’s fruited gelatin terrine

I like to make mine in a terrine, which looks like a skinny, longer loaf pan. A loaf pan works well, too. This is an elegant, easy addition to an Easter dinner. If you want, you can do all individual small bowls, molds, etc. For a smaller batch, just divide the recipe in half.

4 cups mixed fruit (I use strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.) 4 packages unflavored gelatin (four 1⁄4-oz envelopes) 4 cups white grape juice, rose wine, etc. 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice

Arrange fruit in loaf pan. Set aside. Sprinkle gelatin over grape juice and let sit a few minutes to soften and “bloom.” Whisk gently and the gelatin should be incorporated, but not dissolved, into the juice. Pour into pan, and add sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and whisk until sugar and gelatin are dissolved. Remove from heat and cool mixture, stirring occasionally, just to room temperature. Mixture should still be pourable. Slowly and gently pour enough mixture over fruit, just enough to cover nicely. This will set the fruit in a bit of gelatin so it doesn’t float. Chill until firm, about

Rita’s fruited gelatin terrine is an easy, fruity Easter dessert. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

an hour. Pour remaining mixture over fruit (if it gels while it’s sitting, warm up a bit to melt, but let cool before you pour on). To unmold, dip pan in a larger pan of hot water for a few seconds to loosen. Invert a serving plate over terrine and invert terrine onto plate.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

Lower carb: Use a sugar substitute and sugar-free juice. Even easier: Use a light-colored prepared gelatin dessert, cook as package directs and follow instructions for layering fruit. You won’t need to add juice, sugar or lemon juice.

Ruth Roberson’s special pound cake

Remember the request for a buttery pound cake like Whole Foods? I’m still working on a clone, but wanted to share Ruth’s pound cake recipe. Ruth, a Kentucky reader, told me: “I have a recipe that everyone loves. I use it for strawberry shortcake, a quick breakfast, or just as a

great cake to have anytime. It is really easy to make and I have shared the recipe with many people. It’s a very old recipe, but it is delicious and very moist. Most of the remarks I get from people are that they love the little crunch on top and then the moistness that is inside.” 3 cups sugar ⁄2cup Crisco 2 sticks margarine, softened 1 ⁄4teaspoon salt 5 large eggs, room temperature, if possible 5 oz. can evaporated milk mixed with water to make 1 cup 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon lemon extract 1 teaspoon vanilla 1

Beat together sugar, Crisco, margarine and salt. Then add eggs, one at a time, beating until well mixed. Start adding flour alternately with milk mixture. You should start and end with flour. Blend in lemon and vanilla. Pour into a large Bundt or angel food pan, which has been greased with Crisco and floured. Bake at 325 degrees for

about 1 hour and 25 minutes. Keep oven closed while baking. Remove from pan immediately and cool on wire rack.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Ruth said you could substitute 1 tablespoon vanilla butter and nut flavor for the lemon and vanilla. This may make it taste more like Whole Foods cake.

Sunflower Peeps cake

Check out my blog for recipe and photo! Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Thomas More to host author residency Community Recorder

Thomas More College’s Creative Writing Vision Program is scheduled to host “Writing and Healing: A Residency with Jeanne Bryner” in April. Jeanne Bryner is a poet, nurse and creativewriting teacher who has written plays, stories, nonfiction and children’s literature. Her most recent book, “Smoke,” is winner of an American Journal of Nursing 2012 book award. “No Matter How Many Windows” is winner of Working Class Studies’ Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing. Bryner was born in Appalachia and grew up in Newton Falls, Ohio, where she still resides. A series of five public events are planned: » Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Loveland, Ohio – “Writing as Healing” with Jeanne Bryner This workshop at

Grailville Retreat Center uses poetry and narrative to explore physical and spiritual healing and thriving. Registration and information is available at 513-683-2340 or » Monday, April 8, noon, Crestview Hills – Staged reading of Bryner’s “Foxglove Canyon,” in TMC’s theatre. “Foxglove Canyon” focuses on the lives of nursing home residents and a nurse near the end of her career. Free and open to the public. More information is available at 344-3679 or » Tuesday April 9, 7 p.m., Cincinnati, – Appalachian poetry reading at Cincinnati Public Library’s Poetry in The Garden Series. Bryner and TMC’s Sherry Cook Stanforth, poet, fiction writer, singer-songwriter and professor, read together at the library’s annual celebration of Poetry Month. It will be fol-

lowed by an open mic reading. Free and open to the public. For more information, call David Siders at 513-369-6919 or visit » Wednesday, April 10, 7 p.m., Crestview Hills – Poetry reading and book signing by Bryner, at Joseph Beth Booksellers. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 912-7860 or visit . » Thursday, April 11, 6:45 p.m., Crestview Hills – “Words Celebration,” at Thomas More College. Bryner is the featured reader at the annual celebration of “Words,” TMC’s literary arts magazine, a collection of students’ original stories, poems, photographs and artwork. Free and open to the public. For more information, email Dr. Sherry Cook Stanforth at

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Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.




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Harlan Hubbard: The complexity of simplicity


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Influenced by the principles of Thoreau, local Kentucky resident Harlan Hubbard and his wife, Anna, chose to focus on the beauty and simplicity of nature and spend their days living off the land, playing music, and creating art. In his paintings, woodcuts and journals, Hubbard’s quiet wonder and reverence for nature are always present and often depict landscapes, riverboats and other natural scenes. Pieces from Behringer-Crawford Museum’s collection of Hubbard’s paintings and woodblock printings, mostly donated by Hubbard in 1986, will be featured in the exhibit Harlan Hubbard: The Complexity of Simplicity on display March 15 through May 5. Along with the exhibit, visitors can continue to learn about Harlan Hubbard’s life and philosophy by attending a special presentation of the newest documentary on Hubbard, “Wonder: The Lives of Anna and Harlan Hubbard.” The airing takes place at 6 p.m. April 13 in the Digitorium at Northern Kentucky University’s Griffin Hall. The film looks at the Hubbard’s life of freedom and what it means to Americans today. The producer of this documentary, Louisville native Morgan Atkinson, will be present at the

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event. It is free, but donations will be accepted and appreciated and reservations are requested. Venture further into Hubbard’s works with a Brown Bag Book Discussion of Harlan Hubbard’s autobiographical novel “Shanty Boat,” a book about his trip down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers in the 1940s. This event will occur at noon on April 24 at the museum to celebrate Kentucky Writer’s Day. A symposium on Hubbard’s works will take


place at 9 a.m. April 27 at the museum. Also, at 1 p.m. April 28, Kelly Moffett, assistant professor of English at NKU, will host a writing workshop on contemplative creativity. Explore how to be attentive to the world and how to describe it in the manner of Harlan Hubbard. The cost of these two activities is included with admission on each day. The museum is located at 1600 Montague Road, Devou Park, Covington.

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Congratulations to these STAR Rated Early Care and Education Centers in Northern Kentucky! Boone County Abby's Child Enrichment Center-Florence Abby's Child Enrichment Center-Richwood Alisha Lynette Blocker All About Kids Childcare and Learning Center Children Inc Early Learning Center at Erpenbeck Elementary Children Inc Early Learning Center at North Pointe Elementary Children, Inc. Early Learning Center at Walton-Verona Elementary Christ United Methodist Church Kids Day Out Preschool Cindy Lynn Cornerstone Child Development Debra Mason First Place Child Development Center Kids Klub Daycare & Preschool Little Miracles Child Development Center Little Red School House – KY 18 Lonnetta Cottrell Pamela Aleene Phillips R. C. Durr YMCA Y-Kids Child Care Sunshine Korner Nursery School

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IN THE SERVICE Heitzman graduates basic training

pleted an intensive, eightweek program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Those who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Com-

Air Force Airman Payton A. Heitzman, daughter of Chris Heitzman of Erlanger and Tricia Kimla of Winfield, Tenn., graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airwoman com-

munity College of the Air Force. Heitzman is a 2010 graduate of St. Henry High School.

Galvez graduates basic training

Air Force Airman Clark C. Galvez, son of Thelma Okamoto of Villa Hills, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Galvez is a 2010 graduate of Dixie Heights High School.

A MESSAGE TO PARENTS OF CHILDREN THAT WILL BE 3 or 4 years old NEXT YEAR Erlanger-Elsmere Preschool 2013-2014 PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION April 12, 2013 & April 19, 2013 9 - 11:00 am / 12 - 2:00 pm


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Marine Corps Pvt. Joseph M. Robinson, son of Elizabeth F. Robinson of Erlanger, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. For13 weeks, Robinson stayed committed during some of the world’s most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included closeorder drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week prior to graduation, Robinson endured The Crucible, a 54hour final test of recruits’ minds and bodies. Upon

Vanluit graduates

Navy Seaman David A. Vanluit, son of Holly B. and David A. Vanluit of Florence, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Vanluit completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is Battle Stations. This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. Its distinctly “Navy” flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor. Vanluit is a 2012 graduate of Boone County High School.

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Northern Kentucky's biggest springtime party took place March 23 at Turfway Park. The $550,000 Horseshoe Casino Spiral Stakes was won by 3-year-old colt Black Onyx.

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Official Notice Owen Electric Cooperative, with its principal office at Owenton, Kentucky and with its address at 8205 Highway 127 North, Owenton, Kentucky 40359, has filed with the Kentucky Public Service Commission in Case No. 2012-00448 an application to adjust its retail rates and charges. The need for this adjustment is due to an increase in Owen Electric’s expenses in the areas of wholesale power costs, interest, depreciation, and general operating expenses. Owen Electric is also proposing a $0.001 per kWh increase to its Fuel Adjustment Clause to recover fuel costs it has paid to its wholesale power supplier but not collected through its fuel clause. This increase will last for approximately one year until all of these identified fuel costs are recovered. The rates contained in this notice are the rates proposed by Owen Electric Cooperative but the Kentucky Public Service Commission may order rates to be charged that differ from these proposed rates contained in this notice. Any corporation, association, or person may within thirty (30) days after the initial publication or mailing of notice of the proposed rate changes, submit a written request to intervene to the Public Service Commission, 211 Sower Boulevard, P.O. Box 615, Frankfort, Kentucky 40602 that establishes the grounds for the request including the status and interest of the party, and states that intervention may be granted beyond the thirty (30) day period for good cause shown. Written comments regarding the proposed rates may be submitted to the Public Service Commission by mail or through the Public Service Commission’s Web site at Any person may examine the rate application and any other documents the utility has filed with the Public Service Commission at the offices of Owen Electric Cooperative listed below and on the utility’s Web site at Owen Electric Cooperative 8205 Highway 127 North Owenton, KY 40359 502-484-3471 This filing and any other related documents can be found on the Public Service Commission’s Web site at The amount of the change requested in both dollar amounts and The effect of the proposed rates on the average monthly bill by rate percentage change for customer classification to which the proposed class along with average usage are listed below: change will apply is presented below: Rate Class Increase Dollar Percent Average Rate Class kWh Usage Increase Dollar Percent Schedule I Schedule I $3,463,526 4.9% $5.31 4.9% 1,092 Farm and Home Farm and Home Schedule IA Schedule IA Off Peak Retail Marketing Rate (ETS) $50 5.7% Off Peak Retail Marketing Rate (ETS) $0.52 5.7% 178 Schedule 1-B1 Schedule 1-B1 $0% Farm and Home - Time of Day (5 days a week) 0% 0 Farm and Home - Time of Day (5 days a week) $Schedule 1-B2 Schedule 1-B2 Farm and Home - Time of Day (7 days a week) $0% Farm and Home - Time of Day (7 days a week) $0% 0 Schedule 1-B3 Schedule 1-B3 Farm and Home - Time of Day, with Shoulder $16 5.3% Farm and Home - Time of Day, with Shoulder $7.82 5.3% 1,577 Schedule I-D Schedule I-D Farm and Home - Inclining Block $65 3.7% $1.23 3.7% 264 Farm and Home - Inclining Block Schedule I Schedule I Small Commercial $247,960 4.9% $8.60 4.9% 1,830 Small Commercial Schedule 1-C Schedule 1-C Small Commercial - Time of Day $277 5.4% Small Commercial - Time of Day $15.42 5.4% 3,280 Schedule XI Schedule XI Large Industrial Rate LPB1 $(24) 0.0% Large Industrial Rate LPB1 $(0.18) 0.0% 775,793 Schedule XIII Schedule XIII Large Industrial Rate LPB2 $(69) 0.0% Large Industrial Rate LPB2 $(2.87) 0.0% 4,917,037 Schedule XIV Schedule XIV Large Industrial Rate LPB $6 0.0% Large Industrial Rate LPB $0.49 0.0% 265,508 Schedule III Schedule III Outdoor Lights $282,726 34.5% Outdoor Lights $3.09 34.9% 40.2 Schedule I OLS Schedule I OLS $57,389 9.2% Outdoor Lighting Service $1.04 9.2% 43.4 Outdoor Lighting Service Schedule II SOLS Schedule II SOLS Special Outdoor Lighting Service $22,248 23.8% Special Outdoor Lighting Service $3.33 23.8% 43.2 The present and proposed rate structure of Owen Electric Cooperative are listed below: Rate Class Rates Present Proposed Rate Class Rates Present Proposed Schedule 1 and 1-A - Farm and Home Customer charge $14.20 $14.20 Energy charge $0.08545 $0.09031 Energy charge per ETS $0.05286 $0.05419 Schedule 1 and 1-A - Farm and Home (Effective September 1, 2013) Customer charge $17.10 $17.10 Energy charge $0.08280 $0.08766 Schedule 1 and 1-A - Farm and Home (Effective March 1, 2015) Customer charge $20.00 $20.00 Energy charge $0.08015 $0.08501 Schedule 1-B1 - Farm & Home - Time of Day Customer charge $20.00 $20.00 Energy charge On-Peak $0.11859 $0.12345 Off-Peak $0.05789 $0.06275 Schedule 1-B2 - Farm & Home - Time of Day Customer Charge $20.00 $20.00 Energy charge On-Peak energy $0.10101 $0.10587 Off-Peak energy $0.05789 $0.06275 Schedule 1-B3 - Farm & Home - Time of Day, with Shoulder Customer Charge $20.00 $20.00 Energy charge On-Peak energy $0.09980 $0.10488 Off-Peak energy $0.05789 $0.06275 Shoulder $0.07539 $0.08025 Schedule 1-D - Farm & Home - Inclining Block Customer Charge $15.78 $15.78 Energy charge per kWh 0-300 kwh $0.06309 $0.06795 301-500 kwh $0.08559 $0.09045 Over 500 kwh $0.11559 $0.12045 Schedule I - Small Commercial Customer charge $17.23 $17.23 Energy charge $0.08598 $0.09068 Schedule I - Small Commercial (Effective March 1, 2013) Customer charge $21.12 $21.12 Energy charge $0.08386 $0.08856 Schedule I - Small Commercial (Effective September 1, 2015) Customer charge $25.00 $25.00 Energy charge $0.08174 $0.08644 Schedule 1-C Small Commercial - Time of Day Customer Charge $24.51 $24.51 Energy charge On-Peak energy $0.09943 $0.10413 Off-Peak energy $0.05556 $0.06026 Schedule VIII - Large Industrial Rate LPC1 Customer charge $1,521.83 $1,521.83 Demand charge $7.08 $7.25 Energy charge, first 425 hours per KW $0.04993 $0.04950 Energy charge, excess of 425 hours per KW $0.04569 $0.04585 Schedule IX- Large Industrial Rate LPC2 Customer charge $3,042.58 $3,042.58 Demand charge $7.08 $7.25 Energy charge, first 425 hours per KW $0.04499 $0.04450 Energy charge, excess of 425 hours per KW $0.04335 $0.04363 Schedule X - Large Industrial Rate LPC1-A Customer charge $1,521.83 $1,521.83 Demand charge $7.08 $7.25 CE-1001754392-01

Energy charge, first 425 hours per KW $0.04747 Energy charge, excess of 425 hours per KW $0.04462 Schedule XI - Large Industrial Rate LPB1 Customer charge $1,521.83 Demand charge Contract demand $7.08 Excess demand $9.84 Energy charge, first 425 hours per KW $0.04993 Energy charge, excess of 425 hours per KW $0.04569 Schedule XII - Large Industrial Rate LPB1-A Customer charge $1,521.83 Demand charge Contract demand $7.08 Excess demand $9.84 Energy charge, first 425 hours per KW $0.04747 Energy charge, excess of 425 hours per KW $0.04462 Schedule XIII - Large Industrial Rate LPB2 Customer charge $3,042.58 Demand charge Contract demand $7.08 Excess demand $9.84 Energy charge, first 425 hours per KW $0.04499 Energy charge, excess of 425 hours per KW $0.04335 Schedule XIV - Large Industrial Rate LPB Customer charge $1,521.83 Demand charge Contract demand $7.08 Excess demand $9.84 Energy charge $0.05153 Schedule III - Outdoor Lights Existing pole, 120V available $8.52 One pole added $10.33 Two poles added $12.14 Three poles added $13.95 Four poles added $15.77 Transformer required $9.22 One pole, transformer required $11.03 Two poles, transformer required $12.84 Three poles, transformer required $14.65 Four poles, transformer required $16.47 Schedule I OLS - Outdoor Lighting Service 100 Watt, High pressure sodium $10.25 100 Watt, High pressure sodium, 1 pole $15.13 Cobrahead Lighting 100 Watt HPS $13.30 100 Watt HPS, 1 pole added $18.18 250 Watt HPS $18.06 250 Watt HPS, 1 pole added $22.94 400 Watt HPS $22.49 400 Watt HPS, 1 pole added $27.37 Directional Lighting 100 Watt HPS $12.45 100 Watt HPS, 1 pole added $17.33 250 Watt HPS $15.30 250 Watt HPS, 1 pole added $20.18 400 Watt HPS $19.48 400 Watt HPS, 1 pole added $24.36 Schedule II SOLS - Special Outdoor Lighting Service Traditional, w/ fiberglass pole $13.14 Holophane, w/ fiberglass pole $15.60

$0.04500 $0.04370 $1,521.83 $7.25 $9.98 $0.04950 $0.04585 $1,521.83 $7.25 $9.98 $0.04500 $0.04370 $3,042.58 $7.25 $9.98 $0.04450 $0.04363 $1,521.83 $7.25 $9.98 $0.05106 $11.09 $16.09 $16.09 $16.09 $16.09 $11.09 $16.09 $16.09 $16.09 $16.09 $11.09 $16.09 $16.46 $22.50 $22.35 $28.39 $27.83 $33.87 $15.41 $21.45 $18.93 $24.97 $24.11 $30.15 $16.26 $19.31

will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Erlanger Lions Park. The hunt will be set up into four age groups: ages 1-3; ages 4-6; ages 7-9; and ages 10-12. There will be pictures with the Easter Bunny where parents are welcome to take their own pictures. The event is free for all groups. Call 859-2829969 if additional information is needed.

Easter service announced

The Easter Sunday worship service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 31, at Erlanger United Methodist Church. The church is located at 31 Commonwealth Ave. in Erlanger. For information, call 727-2136.

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50th Wedding Anniversary Arthur A. and Lavonne E. Wilson, of Independence, Kentucky, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 22, 2013. They married on March 22, 1963 at the Ludlow Hill Baptist Church outside Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Arthur Wilson was born in Portland, Indiana to Arthur E. Wilson and Mabel Mills Wilson Beard. Bro. Art is the retired pastor of Calvary Baptist Church on Jackson Lane in Middletown, Ohio where he served as senior pastor for 33 years until his retirement in 2003. Lavonne Wilson was born in Aurora, Indiana to Gerald and Leona Mefford Starker. Mrs. Wilson retired from Middletown Christian School in 2004. At MCS Mrs. Wilson was an educator for the high school and later for the elementary school. The Wilson’s met while attending Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Kentucky. As the story is told, they met in college. It was raining and Arthur asked Lavonne if she’d like to stand under his umbrella to get out of the rain. The Wilson’s have three children: Andrew Wilson of Martin, Tennessee, the late Joel Wilson, and Jennifer Wilson of Georgetown, Kentucky. One daughter-in-law, Ami Rogers Wilson and two grandchildren, Emily and David Wilson. Family and friends are encouraged to call or write congratulatory statements to the Wilson’s.

tucky Society for Human Resource Management announces new appointments to the 2013 board. Officers are: President, Michelle Cestaric, Staffmark Vice President, Amy Hehman, trustaff Treasurer, Joan Sears, Columbia Sussex Secretary, Brynn Hahnel, Divisions Inc. Committee chairs are: Legislative Chair, Kelly Schoening, Dressman, Benzinger & Lavelle Membership and Technology Chair, Scott McGarvey, ARCpoint Labs Communications Chair, Ann Lightfoot, Harper Oil Products Inc. Workforce Readiness Chair, Jason Ashbrook, One Stop Northern Kentucky HRCI Certification Chair, Lisa Johnson, Battlespace Flight Services Business Partner Relations, Rick Combs, Edward Jones Diversity Chair, Donna Ridner, LeanCor College Relations Chair, Kathy Yelton, Northern Kentucky University SHRM Foundation Chair, Krista Reinhart, Marriott Rivercenter Chapter Administration, Lori Wilson Past President, Stacey Miller, Johnson Controls Inc. The members of NKYSRHM, a not-forprofit organization, include professionals working in managerial or administrative human resource positions in Northern Kentucky, Greater Cincinnati and Southern Indiana.

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The Northern Kentucky Greater Cincinnati University of Kentucky Alumni Club has set the date for its Scholarship Recognition & Spring Dinner. The April 25 event will feature special guest Dan O’Hair, senior vice provost for student success and dean of the College of Communication and Information. Alumni will recognize the 2013-14 scholarship recipients. Current scholarship recipient and graduating UK senior Andrew Malott will address the audience. The event will be at the Fort Mitchell Country Club, 250 Fort Mitchell Ave. Registration and reception begin at 5:45 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The program begins at 7:15 p.m. For questions, contact LuAnn Holmes at 859-8025400 or Cost to attend is $35 for UK Alumni Association members and $40 for nonmembers. Cost includes dinner and admission to event. RSVP by April 21 if you plan to attend. Reservations can be made by visiting Attire is business.



DEATHS Kenneth Bell Kenneth W. Bell, 48, of Bloomington, Ind., formerly of Erlanger, died March 14, 2013, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. He was an Army veteran, an order-entry specialist at Mazak Corp., a 1982 graduate of Newport High School where he was an all-region basketball player and member of the 1,000-point club. He went on to play basketball at Cincinnati State University, was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and enjoyed playing fantasy football. His mother, Gloria Quisenberry, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Charmaine Matavuli of Bloomington, Ind.; son, Kevin Williams; daughters, Kennedy Bell and Emma Matavuli; sisters, Rhonda Quisenberry and Teresa Crawford; brother, Raymond Crawford; and one grandchild. Memorials: I.U. Health Hospice House, 2810 Deborah Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403, or the American Cancer Society.

Jean Cooper Jean A. Cooper, 81, of Fort Mitchell, died March 17, 2013. Her husband, Donald F. Cooper, and siblings, Edward Miller, Lawrence Miller and Dolores Kroger, died previously. Survivors include children, Donna Brown, Debbie Muth, Dana Miller and Dawn Cooper; siblings, Thomas Miller, Joan Rudemiller, Rita Bond, Angela Modtland and Margie Koehler; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery. Memorials: Beechwood School Education Foundation, 54 Beechwood Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017, or Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, PO Box 17007, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Edward Eviston Edward William Eviston, 75, of Mooreland, died March 18, 2013, at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital. He worked as a supervisor at

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 283-0404 for more information. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513-2424000 for pricing details. For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the “Obituaries” link at Indiana Steel and Wire, was a Catholic priest five years prior to his marriage, working at St. Pius X in Fort Mitchell and teaching English at Covington Catholic School, was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church in New Castle, Ind., enjoyed coin collecting, making jewelry and watching the Cincinnati Reds. His brothers, Thomas “Tucker,” Paul, David, and Donnie Eviston, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Opal Eviston; children, Barbara Bennett of Mooreland, Sharlene Cross of Independence, Tim Urlage of Mooreland, Kevin Urlage of Abilene, Texas, Chris Eviston of Muncie, Ind., and Greg Eviston of Losantville, Ind.; sisters, Mary Kay Hehman of Woodlawn, Pam Grout of Villa Hills, and Terri Carl of Villa Hills; brothers, Bob Eviston of Fort Mitchell, and Kevin Eviston of Wilder; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Losantville, Ind. Memorials: BlountsvilleStoney Creek Fire Department.

Michael Fedders Michael J. Fedders, 63, of Fort Mitchell, died March 15, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Hospital Fort Thomas. He was a veteran of the Navy, retired from J.H. Fedders Inc. after many years of partnership, worked for the Home Depot in Cold Spring and was loved by his co-workers. His parents, William J. Fedders Jr. and Esther Rice Fedders, died previously. Survivors include his immediate family, Kathleen Fedders of Villa Hills, Neil Fedders of Independence, Troy Fedders of

Edgewood and Evan Fedders of Denver; siblings, Rev. William J. Fedders of Frankfort, Nancy Klus of Cincinnati, and Lauren Hill of Seabrook, Texas; and five grandchildren. Memorials: Covington Catholic High School Scholarship Fund, 1600 Dixie Highway, Park Hills, KY 41011; or the American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Kevin Fultz Jr. Kevin D. “Doug” Fultz Jr., 34, of Florence, died March 19, 2013. He was an Army Reservist with the 1204th Aviation Support Battalion, and a student at Gateway Community and Technical College. Survivors include his parents, Kevin D. Fultz Sr. and Deborah A. Shouse Fultz of Erlanger; son, Carson B. Fultz of Florence; brother, Anthony Fultz of Highland Heights; sisters, Cindy Basye of Oklahoma, Casey Fultz of Elsmere, Sarah Wheeler of New York; and nephews, Noah, Ethan and Josh.

Peggy Garrard Peggy Garrard, 81, of Crescent Springs, died March 16, 2013, at her residence. She was a homemaker. Her husband, James Lee Garrard Sr., and sons, James Garrard Jr. and Robert Garrard, died previously. Survivors include children, John Garrard, Tom Garrard, Sharon Niewahner, Nancy Trenkamp, Linda Elmore, Karen Schwabe, Kathy Smith and Peggy Cress; 22 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Interment was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.


Walton, died March 17, 2013, at his residence. He was a veteran of the Air Force, retired from Stewart Industries as a machinist, worked for Securitas Security Services, and enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing, NASCAR, and playing video games. His brother, George Mardis, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Virginia of Walton; former wife, Emily Kay Mardis of Morning View; daughters, Robin Ping of Union, and Rynne Trenkamp of Erlanger; sons Ricky of Walton, Rocky of Crittenden, and Rusty of Independence; stepdaughters, Melody Nienaber of Independence, and Wendy Ward of Independence; stepsons, Terry Mardis of Independence, and

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Kayla Haubner Kayla Haubner, 22, of Independence, died March 14, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a graduate of Calvary Christian School, where she was a cheerleader. Survivors include her father, Paul Haubner Jr. of Independence; mother, Karen Young of Taylor Mill; paternal grandparents, Paul and Bee Haubner of Taylor Mill; maternal grandmother, Carol Young of Edgewood; brother, Paul Haubner III of Edgewood; and sister, Karly Haubner of Independence. Interment was at Floral Hills Cemetery. Memorials: Celebrate Recovery, c/o Calvary Baptist Church, 3711 Tibbatts St., Covington, KY

Helen Marie Heimbrock, 82, of Union, died March 14, 2013, at her home. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Paul J. Heimbrock, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Jane Terrell of Villa Hills, and Karen Williamson of Burlington; sons, Paul David Heimbrock of Florence, and Dale Heimbrock of Union; brother, Jerry Peters of Florence; six grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger. Memorials: Boone County Animal Shelter, 5643 Idlewild Road, Burlington, KY 41005.

Earl Mardis Earl Raymond Mardis, 74, of

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DEATHS Continued from Page B9 Jeff Mardis of Independence; brother, Gary of Independence; 27 grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren. Interment was at Kentucky Veteran Cemetery North in Williamstown. Memorials: the family of Earl Mardis c/o Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051.

Stuart Mathes Stuart C. Mathes, 84, of Elsmere, died March 19, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a supervisor for GE for more than 35 years, and a Freemason. His wife, Evelyn Mathes, died previously. Survivors include his sister-inlaws, Edna Wilson of Union, and Betty Marksberry of Fort Wright; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill. Memorials: St. Paul Christian Church, 429 Fort Henry Drive, Fort Wright, KY 41011.

Dale Moss Dale J. Moss, 60, of Florence, died March 15, 2013, in Corinth. He was a truck driver. Survivors include his parents, Marvin and Margaret Moss of Edgewood; sister, Debbie Luckermann of Cleves, Ohio; and dear friend, Judi Gallagher of Florence. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association.

Joyce Ries Joyce C. Hodges Ries, 83, of Fort Thomas, died March 18,

2013, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a retired bookkeeper with Catholic Social Services Charities, served as the bookkeeper at the former Our Lady of the Highlands in Fort Thomas, received one of the first doses of penicillin at the age of 13 to cure her rheumatic fever, loved her family and friends, golfing and being on her deck with her husband, Dan. Survivors include her husband, Daniel E. Ries Jr. of Fort Thomas; daughters, Terri Roberts of Orem, Utah, Sandy Murphy of Middletown, Rhonda Lott of Valley Grande, Ala., and Lauren Ries of Fort Thomas; sons, Danny Ries of Fort Thomas, and Joe Ries of Villa Hills; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Memorials: Catholic CharitiesDiocese of Covington, 3629 Church St., Covington, KY 41015; or Mother of God Church, 119 W. Sixth St., Covington, KY 41011.

James, Howard and Charles Stewart; and sisters, Elizabeth Osborne and Glendola Leslie, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Ruie “Rae” Amburgey Collins Stewart; sisters, Edith Lewis of Owenton, and Naomi DeYoung of West Chester, Ohio; daughters, Marsha Stewart of Union, and Leslie Markesbery of Florence; stepsons Timothy Collins of Florence, and Roger Collins of Union; stepdaughters, Brenda Ferrell of Burlington, Sandra Hardy of Florence, Donna Fleet of Florence, Deborah Carney of Newport, Pamela Hudgens of Burlington, Kathy Driskell of Erlanger and Connie McDine of Florence; 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Poplar Grove Cemetery in Owen County. Memorials: Florence Community Church of the Nazarene, 199 Richardson Road, Independence, KY 41051; or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

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Gayle D. Stewart, 78, of Florence, formerly of Union, died March 19, 2013. He opened and ran Gayle’s Barbershop in Union for 46 years, worked for Gallatin County FW&L Insurance Company of Warsaw as the Boone County agent, was a member of Burlington Methodist Church where he was a youth leader and a Sunday School Superintendent, and was a charter member of the Florence Community Church of the Nazarene. His first wife, Shirley Mae Davis Stewart, infant son, Stephen; brothers, Paul, Eual,

Steven R. Tolliver, 31, of Erlanger, died Feb. 16, 2013. He worked at BAWAC. Survivors include his parents, Evelyn and Dennis Tolliver; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials: The Point/Arc of N. Ky., 104 West Pike Street, Covington, KY 41011; or Point Pleasant Church of Christ, 3259 Point Pleasant Road, Hebron, KY 41018; or the Community Foundation, 4890 Houston Road, Florence, KY 41042.




Patricia King, 49, of Walton and Daniel Bowlin, 40, of Independence, issued March 5. Natalie Ryan-Ramirez, 49, and Mark Grooms, 51, both of Liberty Township, issued March 5. Crystal Collins, 31, and Yakema Buckley, 33, both of Independence, issued March 5. Christy Morris, 43, and Joseph

Vaughn, 31, both of Covington, issued March 6. Jennifer Davidson, 36, of Morehead and Ronald Doyle, 38, of Cincinnati, issued March 6. Aubrey Luessen, 28, of Pocatello and Jeffrey Cahill, 27, of Cincinnati, issued March 6. Tracie Breadon, 35, of Cincinnati and Cao Yongqing, 40, of

China, issued March 7. Morgan Denison, 22, and Joshua Warren, 31, both of Erlanger, issued March 7. Amber Austin, 22, of Edgewood and Aaron Neeley, 26, of Cincinnati, issued March 7. Lindsey Moore, 30, and Jason Pendleton, 30, both of Ludlow, issued March 7