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Burbank hosts 9/11 fundraiser By Amy Scalf

CRESCENT SPRINGS — Laughter can be serious business when it comes to supporting the Northern Kentucky 9/11 Memorial. Legendary Radio Hall of Famer Gary Burbank will serve as master of ceremonies for “Stand Up For 9/11,” a comedy fundraiser for the memorial, at 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Radisson Hotel in Covington. Community groups have worked together since March 2011 to raise $150,000 to create the Northern Kentucky 9/11 Memorial to honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, and to represent all of Northern Kentucky. “I’m happy to help a truly important cause, and I’ll get to in-

Legendary radio host Gary Burbank will host “Stand Up for 9/11,” a comedy fundraiser for the Northern Kentucky 9/11 Memorial. FILE PHOTO

troduce some of the funniest comedians around,” said Burbank. Nationally known comic and regular guest on “The Bob &

Tom Show” Mike Armstrong will headline the night along with local stand-up comedians Loraine Braun, Dave Hyden and Rob Wilfong for two hours

of laughs and family fun for ages 16 and older. “I am so looking forward to this fun night of comedy,” stated Armstrong. Wilfong, who also manages Live Bait Comedy throughout Northern Kentucky, said he looks forward to the event for several reasons. “Gary Burbank is a pro. It will be fun to watch him bring his radio personality to the stage. I will be honored to share the stage with the comedy talent that will be there on April 26,” he said. “I am supporting the 9/11 Memorial because it is a project brought forth in patriotism and the caring concern that I have observed as being what Northern Kentucky represents.” The event will also include a cash bar, raffles, split the pot

FLORENCE — The Kentucky

Symphony Orchestra is continuing its tradition of one-ofa-kind programming with an upcoming performance combining virtuoso musicianship and zany comedy. Internet sensations Igudesman and Joo will make their regional debut 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion. The duo, including Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyungki Joo, will perform “A Big Nightmare Music.” This will only be the Viennabased duo’s second time performing with an orchestra in the United States, KSO music director James Cassidy said. They first played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Cassidy first discovered the pair online and says he found them funny and different. “What was interesting about it, they’re really fabulous virtuoso musicians. They can really play,” he said. But there’s a lot of slapstick to their shows too, as well as participation – both vocal and movement – from the orchestra, Cassidy said.

According to Cassidy, while putting together this season’s performances, he wanted a couple of things the KSO had never done. Bringing performers from other countries “isn’t something we do.” This performance is an opportunity to “see something you’d never see otherwise,” he said. “Here we are, a little group in Northern Kentucky and we’re bringing people that sell out across Europe and Asia.” The duo, Cassidy says, fits in with where the KSO is – wanting to reach an audience that isn’t necessarily a classical music audience. He saw the performers and thought “they’d be great to have with the orchestra.” While an often-heard phrase may be “if you can’t beat them, join them,” Cassidy says the KSO’s” motto is “if you can’t beat them, do something else. “We usually beat them or do something else. That’s the way we look at it.” Tickets are $24, $32 and $40. Prices are half-off for children ages 6-18. For more information or tickets, call 859-431-6216 or visit



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CHEMICAL REACTION Fifth-grade students at Villa Madonna Academy added sulfuric acid to table sugar to break the compound apart into its elements. They observed the gases oxygen and hydrogen being released. The black solid that was left behind is carbon. THANKS TO NEENA VOLK

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Ky. Symphony performing with Igudesman, Joo By Stephanie Salmons

and more opportunities. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for the show. A 200-pound twisted and melted steel I-beam officially secured from Ground Zero at the World Trade Center in New York will be on display during the event. The steel beam will be incorporated into the Northern Kentucky 9/11 Memorial, which will be built next to the Veteran’s Memorial in Crescent Springs City Park, near the intersection of Collins Road and Buttermilk Pike. For more information about the memorial, visit Tickets are available for $20 each at the Crescent Springs City Building, 739 Buttermilk Pike. Tickets will cost $25 at the event.

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ERLANGER — Has winter left you longing for horse racing? If so, you will want to mark your calendar for Saturday, April 20. The Lloyd Memorial High School Athletic Boosters and Band Boosters are holding a fundraising event called “Night at the Races” that will feature wagering on pre-recorded horse races from all around the world. The aim is to help cover expenses for around 400 students active in the school’s athletic teams and bands. Mike Key, the athletic director, is hoping they can raise somewhere between $2,000 to $5,000. “If we can make that much on the first year, it’ll be successful,” he said. However Randy Webb, the band director, said that they don’t really have a target amount in mind. “This is our first one,” he explained. “Night at the Races” will be held at the Erlanger Lions Club between 6:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Guests must be at least 21 years of age. Tickets are $25 if pur-

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LUDLOW — The Italian Chefs at Ludlow’s Father Kehoe Council at 828 Elm St. will be serving an allyou-can-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner, including tossed salad and garlic Texas toast 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Bring the whole family and invite friends. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Desserts and refreshments are extra. Carry-outs are available. Call 859-261-2704 for more information.

Free event tests kids’ baseball skills

COVINGTON — Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit and Run Competition will take place 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Pioneer Park, 3951 Madison Pike. The free competition for boys and girls ages 7-

14 is sponsored nationally by Scotts. Pitch, Hit and Run allows kids to showcase their talents in throwing, running and hitting off a tee. Participants must fill out an entry form that can be obtained on site. A valid birth certificate and parental signature are required. No metal cleats are allowed. Participants may compete in only one local contest. For more information, call Kenton County Recreation at 859-525-7529 or Independence Parks and Recreation at 859-3566264.

Network at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at Oriental Wok on Buttermilk Pike. This event will provide structured groups and timed rotations to maximize the number of networking connections among attendees. Cost to attend is $10 for chamber members and $20 for non-members. Info: 859-578-8800.

Ramage hosts Blue and Gray Dinner

FORT WRIGHT — The James A. Ramage Civil War Museum will hold its third annual Blue and Gray Dinner April 24 at The Gardens of Park Hills, 1622 Dixie Hwy. The event includes a cocktail hour and silent auction at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Keynote speaker for the event is David Mowery, author of “Morgan’s Great Raid: The Remarkable Expedition from Kentucky to Ohio.” Mowery is a Cincinnati resident who has visited more than 600 battlefields across all 50 states and eight countries. Tickets are available at the Fort Wright City Building, 409 Kyles Lane. Info: 859-261-3045.

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chased by Tuesday April 16, or $35 at the door. The price of admission includes two beverage tickets, food and a chance to win door prizes. The event will also feature basket raffles. Families, organizations and companies are invited to sponsor a race. A full race sponsorship is

$100, and includes the opportunity to name the race and all of the 10 horses in it. Any donations are fully tax-deductible. For the athletic teams the money will be used mainly to cover transportation costs. “Anything on top of that will go for athletic gear and uniforms,” Key said. For the school’s bands the money will be used for the maintenance of the instruments. “Every

summer we send them out to be cleaned and have any dents removed,” Webb said. Key admitted that it’s always a challenge to raise money. “The kids are constantly fundraising,” he said. They sell things such as gift cards, pizza dough and raffle tickets. “There’s probably someone selling candy bars in the halls of the school right now.” Visit for more community news

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Students, teachers, businesses honored State Farm Insurance, & PNC Bank and Kenton County Schools, Thomas More College and Latonia Elementary, Toyota and Lindeman Elementary, Boone County Public Library and Longbranch Elementary, Northern Kentucky Health Department and Longbranch Elementary, Thomas More College and Newport High School, Remke bigg’s Hebron and North Pointe Elementary, Arlinghaus Builders and North Pointe Elementary, Schwan’s Global Supply and Ockerman Middle School, Ticona and Piner Elementary, Thomas More College and R.C. Hinsdale Elementary, Toyota and Ryland Heights Elementary, PNC Bank, Union and Ryle High School, U.S. Bank and Simon Kenton High School, Gateway Community and Technical College and Sixth District Elementary, PNC, Fort Wright and St. Augustine School, The Bank of KY, Independence and St. Cecilia Elementary, Karate Town USA and Stephens Elementary, The Bank of Kentucky, Burlington and Stephens Elementary, Central Bank, Crestview Hills and Turkey Foot Middle School 2013 Outstanding BEST Business Partner of the Year: Toyota The Robert J. Storer Toyota Business-Education Collaboration award: Superintendent Lynda Jackson, Covington The Northern Ken-

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The Northern Kentucky Education Council and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce honored students, educators, individuals and businesses for contributions toward education at their March 28 Excellence in Education Celebration in Covington. The winners are: The Academic AllStar Awards, seniors who excel in academics: Jenna Garofolo, Campbell County High School; Madeline Gates, Highlands High School; Nathan Grosser, Newport Central Catholic High School; Caitlin Sullivan, Beechwood High School; Jared Wittrock, Campbell County High School Student Leadership Awards, leadership skills: Dexter Smith from Lloyd Memorial High School and Shannon Redfield from Beechwood High School The Against All Odds Award, has overcome obstacles to achieve academic success: Alea Cardenas from Holmes High School. Golden Apple Awards, teachers that have had a significant impact on students’ education: Stefanie Borders from Summit View Elementary; Robyn Burk from Lloyd High School; Nancy Burns from Reiley Elementary; Christina Frazier from WaltonVerona Elementary; Bonnie Kepf from Camp Ernst Middle School; Susan Loechle from Beech-

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Beechwood teams qualify for world finals Community Recorder

On March 9 at Northern Kentucky University, Beechwood had three Odyssey of the Mind teams qualify for the World Finals at Michigan State University. The high school Division III Classics, ARTchitecture: The Musical team of Wendy Loomis, Hannah Burns, Katie Enzweiler, Rachel Reed, Lauren Reed, Carter Morris and Emily Russ were required to produce a replica of a structure that was built between 1000 and 1600 AD, perform two original live pieces of music, sing two original songs, perform two dances, have three pieces of artwork – any style, and have two characters go on a quest. The team had to incorporate all of these problem requirements into an eight-minute skit before a panel of judges. The team placed second to qualify for the international tournament. This team is coached by Sally Andress. The seventh- and eighthgrade Division II Pet Project vehicle team of Paul Alley, Reagan Alley, David Dodge, Emily Russ, Logan Bolton, Tate Schroder and Sydney Blair along with the elementary Division I Pet Project vehicle team of Kylie Deatherage, Henry Alley, Meredith Johnson, Jax Ludmann, Zach Norris, Joey Boyle and Eric Wiesner each placed second in their divisions to qual-

Beechwood’s Odyssey of the Mind Division III Classics Team placed second in its division to qualify for the world finals. From left: Rachel Reed, Hannah Burns, Carter Morris and Emily Russ. Absent from photo are Wendy Loomis, Lauren Reed and Katie Enzweiler. THANKS TO SALLY ANDRESS

Beechwood’s Odyssey of the Mind Division I Team placed second in its division to qualify for the world finals. From left: Kylie Deatherage, Eric Wiesner, Henry Alley with trophy, Meredith Johnson, Joey Boyle Jax Ludmann (next to Henry) and Zach Norris. THANKS TO SALLY ANDRESS

ify for the tournament. The vehicle teams were required to design and build three separate vehicles with different propulsion methods that would make three trips each carrying parts of a “pet” to an assembly area. Two of the vehicles encountered obstacles on their trips. Once the trips had been completed, the pet was assembled in the assembly area and had to perform a trick. These teams also had to incorporate a theme with their presentations. The Division II team is coached by Darlene Alley and Bob Russ. The Division I team is coached by Darlene Alley and Sally Andress.

Odyssey of the Mind teams are required to work within a budget, a timeline, do research, design, and build or make, anything that they use in their performances without the assistance of coaches, parents, or other adults. Sally Andress, Beechwood Odyssey of the Mind Coordinator and coach, said, “Odyssey is student-driven. They learn that they do not have to be good at everything and that the different talents of the individual students merge together to help achieve a common goal – to solve the problem in the most creative way possible.”


Prince of Peace students Ben Wilson and Ross Halverstadt get help with schoolwork from Covington Catholic students Nik Knipper and Cameron Stansberry. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Covington Catholic students learn service through school PARK HILLS — Covington Catholic High School students have to give back in order to graduate. Each student at the private institution is required to do 15 hours of community service each year, but according to program director Bill Snyder, the boys average almost twice that much. In 2012, more than 50 students received varsity letters for participating in 40 or more hours of community service. They also get a T-shirt with a Blues Brothers theme, because Snyder said, “They’re on a mission from God.” Last year, Covington Catholic students collectively performed more than 16,000 hours of service. Snyder said the students help at Special Olympics events, go on mission trips during school breaks and perform several other volunteer duties through more than 100 local agencies. More than a quarter of the school’s upperclassmen, or 67 of the school’s 500-plus population, serve as tutors and men-

tors for younger students throughout Northern Kentucky. “It’s amazing to get that kind of response. They really want to do it,” said Snyder. “We enjoy it, too. We love it,” said Nik Knipper, a senior who tutors students at Prince of Peace School in Covington and St. Paul Catholic School in Florence. “I like working with kids. I think it’s great bonding time, and I see things I could improve as an older brother and mentor and as a teacher,” said Knipper. His mentee, sixth-grader Ross Halverstadt, said he likes spending time with his big buddy, too. “He makes things fun,” Ross said. Covington Catholic students Trevor Wendt and Jon Beiersdorfer tutor younger students as well, and they also dug ditches in Nicaragua last summer. “There are a lot of projects, not just tutoring,” said Wendt. “It’s important to be able to interact with people you don’t

Beechwood’s Odyssey of the Mind Division II Team placed second in its division to qualify for the world finals. From left: Paul Alley, Tate Schroder, Emily Russ, David Dodge, Logan Bolton and Reagan Alley holding trophy. Absent from photo is Sydney Blair. THANKS TO SALLY

know and build relationships.” Beiersdorfer expects to have completed more than 160 hours of service this year before graduation. Wendt and Knipper aren’t too far behind. Knipper, Wendt and Beiersdorfer are also student ambassadors, members of the National Honor Society and several clubs as well as intramural team players in more than one sport. "They step right up to the plate. They want to do it. A lot of them have jobs, too. It’s amazing,” said Snyder. “This service is so good because they can see they’re doing something that makes a difference in somebody’s life. So many of them give so much of themselves to do this. I love it.” Snyder said if students don’t complete their community service requirement, they won’t graduate. “It’s happened, but most of these boys, they really want to serve,” he said. “Most of these guys are going to do this for the rest of their lives. It’s amazing. They really get it in their blood.”

St. Agnes students ‘fair’ well in science Community Recorder

Students from St. Agnes School recently competed in the 2013 Science and Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky at Northern Kentucky University. The school received the Junior Division Best of Fair School Award. Individual winners included: » Jack Anneken – third place, earth sciences; Kentucky Society of Professional Geologists Earth Science Award. » Carolyn Collins – second

place, engineering material management. » Morgan Dickhaus – U.S. Public Health Award. » Ellie Kathman – first place, engineering material management. » Sophie Middendorf – first place, animal sciences. » Paige Montfort – first place, chemistry; NKU Department of Chemistry Award. » Will Schulte – first place, behavioral sciences; NKU Department of Psychology Award. » Bridget Wall – second place, medicine and health.

Students from St. Agnes School won several awards at the 2013 Science and Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky at Northern Kentucky University. THANKS TO MONICA WAINSCOTT





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Kenton County tennis action under way By James Weber

As former Bengals head coach Sam Wyche said long ago, there is golf to be teed up and tennis to be served. As far as Kentucky high schools go, any golf action will be strictly personal or club play on the greens. On the other hand, the official KHSAA tennis season is well under way as teams have been to able to find dry, if not necessarily warm, courts to hit on in March. Here is a look at some local prep teams from Kenton County. Many coaches did not submit requested information.

Beechwood girls

Beechwood sophomore Jake Schmidt gets to second safely. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Tiger baseball starts 5-1

Beechwood beat Campbell County 3-2 March 30 at NKU as part of the Reds Showcase series. Beechwood improved to 5-1 and hosts Walton-Verona April 4 and Holy Cross April 5.

Teammates watch as Beechwood freshman Ethan Stringer warms up to enter the game. Stringer would get the save. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Barb Wentz, longtime director of the regional tournament, returns for her 19th year as head coach of the Tigers girls team. Beechwood was runnerup last season in its first try in Division II of the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference, and later was runner-up to Notre Dame in the regional meet. Sisters Emily and Liz Pawsat lead the way this year after qualifying for state together in doubles in 2012. Other returning starters are Savanah Jones and Ellen Cardosi. Other players to watch include Claire Johnson and Monica Wessels. Wentz said there’s little experience besides her returning starters, so building that experience is a priority.

Covington Catholic boys

Beechwood’s Jason Suchanek pitches to Campbell County. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

The Colonels look to make their usual noise in the regional and state tournaments. CovCath was conference and regional champions for the 11th straight year. Sophomore Austin Hussey was regional champion last year and made a name on the state scene by reaching the quarterfinals of the state tournament. Other returning starters include senior Ben Reis in singles, and seniors Scott Drees, Ryan Cunningham and Joe Kendall in doubles. Drees was half of the regional champions last year and reached the third round at state. Cunningham and Kendall were regional runner-up and reached the second round at state.

CovCath’s Austin Hussey reacts during last season’s state tournament. FILE PHOTO

Other players to watch include sophomore Laine Harrett, junior Nathan Wichmann, junior C.J. Moellering and sophomore Parker Kennedy. The Colonels have a lot of matches this year against statewide and Cincinnati competition. “This is the toughest schedule we have had in over a decade,” said head coach Al Hertsenberg. “We have a lot of options in front of us. The focus will be to solidify a steady lineup before the regional tournament.”

Dixie Heights girls

Veteran basketball coach Ken Chevalier takes over on the outdoor courts with the big nets in the middle this spring. His Colonels had a 3-1 start to 2013 with wins over Villa Madonna, St. Henry and Calvary and a 3-2 loss to 10th Region power Highlands. Freshman Brooke Warden qualified for state in singles last year after reaching the regional semifinals. Junior Skyler Petty plays third singles. Sophomores Anna Starosciak and Jesseca Lesuer have valuable varsity experience. Sisters Lindsey and Kristen Snider should make noise at first doubles. Middle-schoolers Alaina Moore and Annie Atkinson add quality depth. See TENNIS, Page A7


Sportsman: Game on

The fifth-annual Community Press and Recorder Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award nomination period for the 2013 award is now open, running Wednesday, April 3, though

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Wednesday, April 17. Go to Click on the Sportsman of the Year icon to get to the nomination forms. 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 nomi-

nate 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 Cincinnati Enquirer/ subscriber to nominate or vote on your favorite candidate.

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Tigers, Pandas ready to prowl on the track

By James Weber

Beechwood and Notre Dame Academy sent in extensive track preview forms last week, but too late to be included in the March 28 Recorder. Here is a look at those teams: Beechwood is led by veteran head coach Jeremy Fisher. The Beechwood boys team has 2013 Indoor State Champion Chad Evans in the shot put, The boys also have experienced and talented sprinters led by Max Nussbaum, Mitchell Thomas, Jaylen Hayden, Max Shover, Cameron Lane and Trey Hicks. Grant Birindelli leads the distance crew. He was nationally ranked as an eighth-grader with a 4:42 in the 1,600. Ben Stacey and Bogden Shoyat are also leading distance runners. The hurdling crew is deep with Devon Everett, Cameron Lane, and Dalton Everett. Returning starters are Max Nussbaum, Chad Evans, Devon Everett, Jaylen Hayden, Max Shover, Mitchell Thomas, Trey Hicks, Grant Birindelli, Ben Stacey, Daniel Middendorf and Roman Richmond. Others to watch are Cameron Lane, Joe Macejko, Brad Cleveland, Christian Buckley, Jack Talley. Girls returning starters are Alexis Hunter, Anna Claire Schilling, Taylor Weibel, Brooke Dosker, Sarah Laake, Natalie Sweasy, Maddie Heist, Rebecca Slagle, Sophie Colosimo and Claire Joswick. Others to watch start with Samantha

Ruedebusch, Tanvi Brar and Katherine Skeen. Team strengths are experienced sprinters (led by Alexis Hunter), distance (led by Brooke Dosker, Samantha Ruedebusch, Sarah Laake, Natalie Sweasy and Tanvi Brar) and hurdlers (Anna Claire Schilling, Rebecca Slagle, Taylor Weibel, Claire Joswick and Leah Johnson). Beechwood will compete in Bardstown April 13 and at the Ryle Relays April 18. Notre Dame was second place in the regionals and conference champions in girls track. Sophomore Mandy Arnzen was seventh in the state meet in the triple jump, setting a school record. The 4x200 relay also set a Pandas record. Amy Hansen and Skyler Green lead the distance crew. Brenna Schutzman, Monica McFadden and Carly Wolnitzek are the top middle distance runners. Sprinters and long/triple jumpers include Katie Zembrodt, Jamie Bramlage, Katherine Koplyay, Kiersten Furnish and Arnzun. Mackenzie Scaringi is the team’s top thrower. High jumpers include Marissa Lorsh, Marty Wallace and Sarah Biesl, and Molly Kirn leads in the pole vault. “We have an outstanding senior class returning plus several underclassmen,” said head coach Jim Parsons. “We think several other records are in jeopardy. Our goal is to win conference again and make a strong run to win regionals.”

Newport Central Catholic Michael Bueter (3) slid safely into third base against Covington Catholic’s Noah Galvin (15) in the seventh inning. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


Covington Catholic baseball beat Newport Central Catholic 5-1 March 28 as part of the Reds Showcase series at NKU. CovCath, who only returns one starter from last year’s 33-6 team, improved to 4-2. The Colonels host the Scott Knochelman tournament April 5-6.


that Michael J. Cusack, former Wright State University director of athletics, will serve as interim athletic director, effective April 15. Cusack served as Wright State AD from 1982 through 2008. He led a period of dramatic growth and transition for Raider athletics. He managed the school’s reclassification from NCAA Division II to Division I in 1987 and its move to the Mid-Continent Conference in 1990 and to the Horizon League in 1994. Cusack said while he is excited for a temporary return to college athletics, he doesn’t expect to be a candidate for the permanent NKU position.


» Simon Kenton beat Holy

Cross 15-5 March 27. Samantha Perkins had two hits and two RBI. Madyson Moran had a home run and three RBI for the Indians.


» Beechwood beat Conner 4-2 March 29. Brayden Combs had a homer and four RBI. Blake Schumann got the win.

Roller Derby

» The Black-N-Bluegrass Roller Derby team from Northern Kentucky has its first home match April 13 at Sports of All Sorts in Florence. For more information and tickets, go to

Freedom promotions

» The Florence Freedom are eager to get back onto the field in 2013 after falling just

two wins shy of a Frontier League championship last season. The team has released its 2013 promotional calendar. The action during the regular season kick-starts on opening night, Thursday, May 16, at 6:35 p.m., as UC Health presents the UCMC Stadium Rally Towel giveaway to the first 2,000 fans. This specialty towel will feature the new stadium logo. For a full list of promotions, check out

Coaching news

» Villa Madonna is seeking a head boys’ soccer coach. Contact Athletic Director Larry Cox at » Dixie Heights is seeking a head cheerleading coach. Contact Matt Wilhoite at matt.wilhoite@




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the varsity squad.” Lloyd hosts St. Henry April 9 and Villa Madonna April 10.

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Rhonda Smith is the boys head coach in addition to the girls team this year at Lloyd. She returns three starters in senior Joe Luken at second singles and doubles players Jarice Ewell (senior) and Tim Main (junior). The coach has been very pleased with the team’s practice and conditioning leading into the season, with the players constantly trying to work on things. “We have been able to get a lot of athletes to come out this season,” she said. “They will be very competitive not only with other teams, but with each other, pushing each other to be the best they can be on the court as well as off the court.” Smith returns for her ninth season as girls head coach. She has five returning starters including senior Felicia Pelfrey, senior Shelby Phillips, seniors Sophia Perry and Joey Kleisinger and junior Maggie Lewis. Pelfrey returns at first singles, while Phillips and Lewis move from doubles to singles this year. Perry and Kleisinger are returning doubles players. Pelfrey has a chance to make a deep run in the regional. “Most of the varsity will be seasoned veterans, they will be hungry to win and they are playing in spots that they want to play in,” Smith said. “Now we just need to find a good doubles team that works well together to round out

Before making more than their usual noise in the state tournament, the Pandas were 20-4 in dual matches and won the regional championship. In the state tourney itself, Madie Cook won the state singles championship, but has graduated to continue the sport at Saint Louis University. NDA also graduated regional singles runner-up Kelli Taylor. The Pandas have plenty of depth coming back, though, finding a dominant first singles player like Cook may not happen right away. Senior Catriona Shaughessy returns after reaching the state finals in doubles last season, falling in three sets in the championship match. The latest member of the longtime NDA doubles clan teamed with departed graduate Alyssa Kennedy to win the regional title along the way. Juniors Bess Fley and Abby Roebker teamed up to reach the round of 16 at state last year after finishing as regional runnerup to their Panda teammates. Seniors Laura Irons and Megan Beischel, and junior Caroline Krumme are the other most experienced returners. Beischel was junior varsity singles champion in 2012. Emma Hughes and Abigail Kennedy were JV regional doubles champions last season, beating Sarah Frisch and Maryann Meadows. Managing it all is head

coach Rob Hardin, who has a 174-33 record at NDA in 17 years. “We have flexibility and team balance to put players in singles or doubles without hesitation,” he said. “The top eight players on this year’s team can play singles or doubles.” In between snowflakes, NDA will play St. Henry April 8 and play at home April 10 against East Central. NDA will start defense of its conference title April 15.

St. Henry girls

Fifth-year head coach Elizabeth Brennan returns to lead the Crusaders, who were third place in the conference last season. Returning starters include Rachel Berling, Anna Rowland, Heidi Deters, Kelsey Humpert, Whitney Oggy and Kara Crowe. Others to watch start with Taylor Spiering, Blair Boone, Corey Flood and Becky Ubelhor. Brennan said she has a good mix of older and newer players who are meshing well so far in the season. St. Henry plays Notre Dame April 8 and Lloyd April 9 before starting the conference tournament April 15.

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Scott returns junior A.J. Berk, a state qualifier in singles. Seniors on the roster include Kyle Emery, Billy Henry and Luka Jovicic.

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Villa Madonna returns senior Deuce Gibson, who was regional singles runner-up.

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This ranking is cause for shame It’s not always a good thing to be at the top of a list. In a region ranked among the best in the country for college sports, places to raise a family and start a business, there is one ranking many of us may not be aware of and one we must change immediately. Kentucky is one of the top – meaning worst – Dr. Stephen states in the Wright nation for COMMUNITY frequency of RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST child abuse and deaths due to non-accidental trauma. Child abuse is an unspeakable injustice that doesn’t discriminate against race, religion or socioeconomic status. Each year in Kentucky there are more than 14,000 substantiated reports of abuse and neglect. The result is that Kentucky averages 30 to 40 child deaths each year involving abuse and neglect, with another 30 to 60 near fatalities annu-

ally. Also, children who survive physical abuse often are left with lifetime debilitating injuries. Equally as heartbreaking to know is that child abuse is completely preventable. We see firsthand the devastating effects of abuse to our children on a far too regular basis. Incidents of child abuse must become a top priority for Kentucky residents. It is critical that we band together, as health care professionals, educators, lawmakers, business leaders, community members and human beings, to eliminate this horrible blight on our region. Sadly, a number of factors and pressures impact child abuse, including a lack of understanding of how children develop and expectations of how a child should behave. Patterns of alcohol and substance abuse, financial pressures, job loss and the inability to provide for the family can cause a parent to feel overwhelmed, unable to cope and more likely to lose control of emotions and tempers when pressures become too great.

PARTNERSHIP TO ELIMINATE CHILD ABUSE April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Newspaper in Kentucky are working in cooperation with the Partnership to Eliminate Child Abuse to provide information including guest columns throughout April in the Recorder.

The best way we can eliminate child abuse within our community is through preventive education and resources focused on teaching parents and other caregivers how to react when tensions run high to prevent situations from getting out of control; helping parents understand the importance of knowing and trusting

Legislature delivers in 2013 Following the 2012 election cycle, there was widespread optimism across Kentucky for what the General Assembly had the ability to accomplish during the 2013 legislative session. All the stars were aligning with fresh, new leadership in the Kentucky Senate under the guide of President Robert Stivers. Recent sessions of the General Assembly have missed opportunities to produce needSteve Stevens ed and substantive public COMMUNITY policy changes RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST to not only advance this region, but the entire commonwealth. The 2013 General Assembly will go down in history as one that saw lawmakers come together to solve the most pressing issues impacting our future. There was no greater issue facing the state than the reform of our public pension system. Schools don’t have the funds to purchase textbooks for students. Roads and bridges are deteriorating. Critical public investment needs are unable to be met. These problems may be attributed to the fact that the $30+ billion unfunded liability of our public pension system was limiting the state from meeting its obligations. During 2012, the NKY Chamber monitored and supported the efforts of the bipartisan, bicameral Task Force on Pension Reform. The result of that Task Force was Senate Bill 2 (sponsored by NKY Legislative Caucus Member and Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer) which offered substantial policy changes to the public pension system to put it on a sustainable path. Senate Bill 2 worked its way through the legislative process creating spirited debate and

meeting many challenges. Because of what had been witnessed in previous legislative sessions, many were quick to write off the possibility its passage. In a time when every public dollar must be invested wisely, the actions of the General Assembly have put Kentucky back on a path where dollars can be appropriated to key areas like education and economic development. Our elected officials did not stop there. In addition to solving our state’s own version of the “fiscal cliff” in its public pension system, the General Assembly also passed other important pieces of legislation, each having their own legacylike implications. These bills include: » Special Taxing District Reform/House Bill 1 was a result of the work of Auditor Adam Edelen and will bring greater transparency for taxpayers through a centralized registry for Kentucky’s special taxing districts. It requires districts to create that demonstrate funds are being used for their intended purposes. » Heroin Epidemic Solution/ House Bill 366 was promoted by the NKY Heroin Impact Task Force to allow third parties to administer nasal naloxone as an opioid overdose treatment. Northern Kentucky now has a treatment tool to combat the heroin epidemic and improve the chance for rehabilitation of users to become productive members of society. » High-School Dropout Age/ Senate Bill 97 gives local districts the ability to raise the dropout age from 16 to 18. Once 55 percent of local school districts adopt the policy, all school districts will then be required to adopt the compulsory attendance requirement. This bill will ensure our students are prepared for the 21st century workforce. » Industrial Hemp/Senate Bill 50 creates a structure for the regulation and production



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of what could be Kentucky’s next great cash crop: industrial hemp. Of course there were items that did not get addressed by the General Assembly, but the NKY Chamber will be working on major priorities for the next legislative session. Our No. 1 priority will be to build a new Brent Spence Bridge (BSB) Corridor safer, quicker and with the most positive benefit to the region. Although challenges remain, we should spend this time acknowledging and thanking members of the Kentucky General Assembly for being the leaders we need. In the past, we have come to expect partisan gridlock to be a barrier to solving complex issues. Fortunately, 2013 was different. This General Assembly came into the legislative session with new ideas to benefit businesses, employees, and citizens and … they delivered the results we needed. Steve Stevens is president and CEO of Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

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the people they leave their children with; and recognizing the signs and knowing how to report incidents of abuse or suspected abuse. Understanding the longreaching effects of child abuse also is important in the campaign to eliminate it forever. For the children who are lucky enough to survive physical abuse, their trauma doesn’t end when the hitting, punching and shaking stops. For many child abuse survivors, the emotional and financial burdens impact the family and caregivers, and extend throughout the community as well. The aftermath of physical abuse usually requires ongoing treatment and therapy and often results in irreversible brain damage and limits cognitive development, causing lifelong learning and socialization challenges. What can you do? First, be aware of tips and steps to staying in control to prevent abuse. Remember that it is normal to feel frustrated when a baby or young child cries, but also remember that crying is the

way a baby or young child communicates. If you are feeling frustrated or angry – take a break. It’s OK to leave the baby in a crib or other safe place while you take a moment to regroup. Use extreme care when deciding who can watch your child. If you don’t have total and complete trust in the person, then don’t trust him or her with your child. Be aware that bruising is not normal on a young baby who is not yet walking. If you see bruising on your baby, seek medical attention immediately. Second, know how to report child abuse. Federal and state laws require that you report any suspected child abuse, and you have several options to do so. In situations involving children in immediate danger, call 911. In Kentucky, if you need an immediate response to your report, call the Kentucky Child Protection Hotline toll free 24/7 at 877- 597-2331. Anonymous calls are accepted. Dr. Stephen Wright is medical director of Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

Democrats are enslaving people Recent letters have stated Republicans have changed. However, neither Republican nor Democrat parties have changed much. Their principles are the same. But first, it appears from other writers that Democrats have conceded points that it was Democrats who led Ted Smith the Confederacy’s fight to COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST continue COLUMNIST slavery, created segregation after the Civil War and that Democrats created the KKK to intimidate blacks into submission. They can’t deny it. Now Democrats revise history. Democrats refer to Lincoln as a “progressive” to make people think he was a Democrat, call Southern segregationists “conservatives” to make people think they were Republicans. Even Barack Obama even wraps himself in Republican Lincoln’s mantel. The Republican Party was formed by a group of people opposed to slavery. They either wanted to contain it in the South or abolish it altogether. Abolitionists like Fredrick Douglass became Republicans. Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican U.S. President. He freed slaves and urged the Republican dominated 39th Congress to pass the 13th Amendment which outlawed slavery. Lincoln signed it. It went to the states on Feb. 1, 1865. and ratified on Dec. 6, 1865. Shamefully, Kentucky Democrats voted against the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments in the late 1860s and

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didn’t ratify them until 1976 because they were afraid the former slaves would take over the state. Thomas Jefferson is celebrated now as the first Democrat President. He tried to legitimize slavery, but failed. He owned 200 slaves, the most notable of whom, Sally Hemmings, bore him children. See the difference? Republican Lincoln freed slaves and helped outlaw slavery. Democrat Jefferson owned slaves and had sex with at least one of them. Democrats claim the 1964 Civil Rights Act as proof that their party changed. But, it was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who coerced President Lyndon Johnson into supporting the act. King and his father, Martin Sr., were registered Republicans. In 2010, the South elected the first black Republican congressmen since 1935, Rep. Tim Scott, (S.C.), now a U.S. Senator, and Lt. Col. Allen West (Fla.). West was defeated for re-election in 2012 by a Democrat. Republicans haven’t changed. We are still the party of liberty and life. Democrats haven’t changed, either. While Democrats claim to be “the party of the people,” they always leave out two most critical words, “control of.” From the people control of slavery, segregation and the KKK to thuggish unions, our mediocre public schools, to initiative robbing welfare programs, to ObamaCare forcing us into a government health care, the Democrats are enslaving people all over again. Ted Smith is former chairman of the Kenton Co. Republican Party.

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all-natural local food trend By Amy Scalf

INDEPENDENCE — Something healthy is sprouting in south Kenton County. “The local food movement is getting bigger and bigger and bigger,” said Amy Powell, a third-generation farmer known for growing beautiful flowers and several varieties of heirloom tomatoes at Atwood Village Family Farm. Powell has partnered with Barry Schlimme of Red Sunflower Farm to start the Sustainable FarmShare Cooperative, a community supported agriculture (CSA) venture. Farmshare produce will also come from a third grower, Gretchen Vaughn of Greensleeves Farm in Alexandria. Their plan is to offer the most healthy, vibrant, all-natural produce to the region, starting April 17. More information about FarmShare is available at the website,, but Schlimme says it’s simple. “We’d rather take a bullet than put poison on your food,” he said. “We can walk out there and take a bite of anything. It’s only been touched by the sun and the rain, and it’s the most nutrient-rich, healthy food you can get. We are what we eat.” At all three farms, everything is certified naturally grown, and no chemicals or fertilizers are used, Vaughn said. Their nine-week spring shares, limited to 35 participants, are expected to include beets, carrots, chard, kale, lettuce, radishes, peas, spinach and turnips. “We have some good surprises up our sleeves,” said Schlimme. “People who join in know they have to go with the flow of Mother Nature and the farmers. They feel strongly enough about joining a CSA to take that risk. Even if the season starts light, they know they’ll make up for it in the heat of the season.” Schlimme felt the heat while he boiled 400 gallons of sugar maple sap water to make 15 gallons of maple syrup. He set up 83 taps to collect all that sap, and said he wanted to see how much syrup he could make. Maple syrup is one of the add-ons shareholders can purchase, along with herbs, eggs, bread and flowers. Greensleeves CSA members are in the process of planting 400 nut and fruit trees people

can sponsor individually in memory of someone and then share in the harvest, said Vaughn. Shareholders will be able to pick up their produce at distribution locations in Fort Wright and Newport on Wednesdays or on Saturdays in Villa Hills. Powell and Schlimme are looking for another location in northern Campbell County for Saturday pick-ups, and they’ll offer a half-price share for the help. Schlimme also invites people to check out his farm. “Come see what we’re doing. We’re doing what we say we’re doing,” he said. “Community supported agriculture is really a great name for it. It’s a way for a bond to be created between the farmer and the consumer.” Powell helped Schlimme create “yellow sticky traps” to catch the flea beetles that ate so much of his eggplants’ leaves “they looked like lace.” “It takes a lot more time than spraying, but I was able to stay true to myself and my customers,” he said. Eggplants are expected for the summer shares, along with basil, cucumbers, green beans, okra, tomatoes, summer squash and sweet corn. Fifty summer shares will be available. “A lot of people like corn and tomatoes who don’t eat kale or bok choy or kohlrabi,” said Powell. “We will be offering lots and lots of tried and true recipes for things people aren’t used to eating. People who are getting kale every week and don’t know what to do with it. There are so many ways to cook these delicious foods. It’s so exciting.” Fall shares, for nine weeks in October and November, are to include cabbage, carrots, lettuce, potatoes, spinach, sweet potatoes, turnips, winter squash and more. Schlimme and Powell each plan to grow 40 percent of the FarmShare offerings, and Vaughn will contribute the other 20 percent. “The real advantage of having all three of us working together is that I can’t grow potatoes to save my shirt. Gretchen has a hard time growing squash, but she’s great at potatoes. So I’m going to take her squash and she’s going to grow my potatoes. We’ll take our own personal strengths and our soils and do our best,” said Schlimme. Reporter Chris Mayhew contributed to this story. Want to continue the conversation? Tweet at @AmyScalfNky

Jennifer Soto of Alexandria and Gretchen Vaughn of Alexandria, both with Greensleeves Farm from Alexandria replenish their produce display at the Farmers Market in Bellevue at the Party Source April 30, 2011. Greensleeves will not be at the market in Bellevue in 2013, and instead will be part of the Loveland, Ohio farmers market, Vaughn said. THE ENQUIRER/JEFF SWINGER

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Sprouting vegetable plants indoors helps extend the growing season up to six weeks for local farmers. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 5 Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-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.-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.

Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo combine virtuoso musicianship with zany comedy with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra 8 p.m. April 6, at the Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion. THANKS TO J.R. CASSIDY


Art Openings Liquids-In-Motion, 6-9 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Semmens Gallery. Collection of high-speed digital photographs of various liquids in collision with objects and other liquids. Displayed prints printed directly on sheets of aluminum. Exhibit continues through May 15. $8. 859-491-2030; Covington.

Jeanne Bryner, a poet, nurse, creative-writing teacher, and award-winning author of plays, stories, nonfiction and children’s literature, is the featured guest during Thomas More College’s Creative Writing Vision Program, “Writing and Healing: A Residency with Jeanne Bryner,” a series of events, April 6-11. THANKS TO STACY SMITH ROGERS

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.

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.

Music - Rock

Karaoke and Open Mic

Radio Rescue and Boy Meets World Record Release Party, 7 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., $8. 859-491-2444; Covington.

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 - Theater

Music - Concerts

Parade, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Tony Award winner for Best Book and Best Score. Transformational story of a country at odds with its declarations of equality, brought to life by talent of CCM’s musical theatre program. $19-$26. Through April 21. 859-957-3456; Covington.

Timeflies, 8 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Musical duo. $20. 859-491-2444; Covington.

Exercise Classes

SATURDAY, APRIL 6 Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Liquids-In-Motion, noon-3 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Semmens Gallery. Collection of high-speed digital photographs of various liquids in collision with objects and other liquids. Displayed prints printed directly on sheets of aluminum. Through May 15. 859-491-2030; Covington.


Collin Kessler, front, and, back row from left, Matt Hill, Jenny Hickman, Noah Ricketts and Alison Bagli star in the Tony-Award-winning musical, "Parade," playing weekends April 5-21 at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. in Covington. THANKS TO SHANNAN BOYER

cherry bombs. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-491-6659. Covington. Kevin Fox, 10 p.m., Strasse Haus, 630 Main St., Free. 859-261-1199. Covington.

Parade, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $19-$26. 859-9573456; Covington.

Recreation Basic Fly Fishing Class, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., William E. Durr Branch Library, 1992 WaltonNicholson Road, All equipment provided. Learn what fly-fishing is and what it isn’t, what tackle and gear you really need, how to put it all together and how to use it. For adults and ages 10-16 with parent. Free. Registration required. Presented by Northern Kentucky Fly Fishers Inc.. 859240-5839; Independence.

Cooking Classes

Pampered for a Purpose, 1-5 p.m., Holiday Inn Riverfront, 600 W. Third St., Facials, massages, manicures, hair styling, makeovers and more. Benefits Lindenberger family in their adoption from Haiti. $25. Presented by Forever Family Run. 270-5763666; Covington.

Jazzercise Classes, 8-9 a.m., 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778;

Literary - Signings

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.


Exercise Classes

Health / Wellness Runner’s Injury Clinic, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Edgewood Sports Medicine, 830 Thomas More Parkway, Suite 101. Receive assistance from local medical providers, including physical therapists, athletic trainers, physicians and registered dietician. Free. Registration required. Presented by Bob Roncker’s Running Spot. 859-301-5600; Edgewood.

Music - Acoustic

Brighton Beach Memoirs, 3-6 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St., No appointment necessary. Auditioners will be taken in the approximate order of arrival and should be prepared to read from the script. Free. Presented by Footlighters Inc.. Through April 9. 859-291-7464; Newport. 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. 513-3350297; Covington. Weight Watchers Influenced Food for Everyone, 2-4 p.m., Argentine Bistro, 2875 Town Center Blvd., $25. 859-426-1042; Crestview Hills.

nade Palace, $32 monthly unlimited classes. 859-341-4392. Covington.

Music - Jazz

On Stage - Theater

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.

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

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Music - Concerts An Evening with the Dear Hunter, 8 p.m. With Naive Thieves. Doors open 7 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Band will play a long set with music from all their albums. $15. 859-491-2444; Covington.

On Stage - Theater Parade, 3-6 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $19-$26. 859-957-3456; Covington.

MONDAY, APRIL 8 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. Liquids-In-Motion, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 859-4912030; Covington.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 8-9 a.m., 9:30-10:30 a.m., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-3317778; Crescent Springs. Jazzercise, 6:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, $32 monthly unlimited classes. 859-341-4392. Covington.

Music - Bluegrass 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.

On Stage - Theater Foxglove Canyon, noon-1 p.m.,

Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Theater. Staged reading. Set in small nursing home, Jeanne Bryner’s play focuses on lives of residents and nurse near end of her career. Part of TMC Bite-Sized Theater program. Free. 859-3443309. Crestview Hills.

TUESDAY, APRIL 9 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. Liquids-In-Motion, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 859-4912030; Covington.

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 Art Exhibits

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.

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. Liquids-In-Motion, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 859-4912030; 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.

Enrollment Information Session, 3 p.m., Gateway Community and Technical College Edgewood Campus, 790 Thomas Moore Parkway, Student Services Center E210. Learn about admissions, financial aid, academic programs, advising and how to enroll. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Gateway Community and Technical College. Through May 29. 859-441-4500; Edgewood.

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Exercise 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 fitness levels welcome. $5. Presented by Zumba with Gabrielle. 513-702-4776. Edgewood. Jazzercise Classes, 8:30-9:30 a.m., 9:30-10:30 a.m., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes.

Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5-6 p.m., 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., Prome-

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Jeanne Bryner, 7 p.m., JosephBeth Booksellers-Crestview Hills, 2785 Dixie Highway, Poetry reading and book signing by award-winning poet and nurse. Free. Presented by Thomas More College. 859-344-3309. Crestview Hills.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11 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. Liquids-In-Motion, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 859-4912030; Covington.

Benefits Toast for Hope, 5:30 p.m., Drees Pavilion, 790 Park Lane, Gourmet hors d’oeuvres, wine selections and music. Wine paired with cuisine by Jeff Thomas Catering. Raffle tickets cost $20 each. Benefits Women’s Crisis Center. $70, $65 advance. Registration required. Presented by Women’s Crisis Center. 859-2507597; Covington.

Exercise Classes 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., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 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., 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.



Green bean salad satisfies your taste

Fresh green bean and chickpea salad

Green beans are not only as good for our eyes as carrots, but they also contain silicon, which is a mineral for bone health and formation of connective tissue. 12-16 oz. green beans, trimmed 1 14.5 oz. can chickpeas, drained

2 tomatoes, cut up 1 small red onion, sliced thin (you may not need all of it)

Dressing: 1 envelope Zesty Italian dressing Balsamic vinegar and olive oil Salt and pepper to taste

Garnish: Feta cheese

Blanch green beans: Cook for just a couple of minutes or so in boiling water, until they turn bright green but are cooked enough to be crisp/tender. Immediately drain and put into ice-cold water to stop cooking. Drain. Can be done several hours ahead and kept in refrigerator. Mix beans with peas, tomatoes and go to taste on the onions. Set aside while making dressing. Mix dressing according to directions, substituting balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Toss with salad. Add salt and pepper. Garnish with feta.

Bird seed snack mix for a crowd

No, not for the birdie crowd, but for you and the kids. I have had this in my files for a while and my notes say “mix in big bowl.” When you look at this all mixed up, you’ll understand the name bird seed. This is for the reader who needs to make up bags of snack mix for her daughter’s soccer team. It has ev-

Rita’s recipe for green bean and chickpea salad can help satisfy any cravings for fresh vegetables. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

erything kids (and adults) like – a variety of sweet and salty flavors. If there’s something in here you don’t like, you can substitute a similar item, or simply leave it out. Amounts are approximate. This makes about 30 cups or so. Mix together: 1 jar dry-roasted peanuts 1 pound each plain M&Ms and peanut M&Ms 12 oz. jar dry roasted or regular cashews 1 pound can mixed nuts, salted or unsalted 11⁄2pounds dried fruit, your choice 15 oz. bag pretzel sticks 12 oz. sesame sticks 1 ⁄2pound yogurt-covered raisins 1 ⁄2pound yogurt-covered peanuts

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Readers want to know about cilantro and coriander Cilantro is an annual herb that likes cooler weather. If it gets too hot or too much sun, you’ll see it quickly bolting to seed. The seed is called coriander. Cilantro and coriander can’t be used interchangeably, as cilantro is the leafy part of the herb and has a citrusy, green taste, quite distinctive. The seed, coriander, has more of a lemony profile. Cilantro cools a hot tummy and is used in Asian, Indian, and Southwestern foods. Add it the last few minutes of cooking time, as it doesn’t hold up in extended heat. Plant cilantro in early

spring and, if you want a continual harvest, plant seeds every couple of weeks. Cilantro helps remove toxic metals like mercury from the body and contains powerful antioxidants for good overall health.

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The Yearlings are hosting their annual membership meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Metropolitan Club, 50

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tucky and Cincinnati region. The group holds numerous fundraisers and social events including an annual golf outing on July 27.

Beechwood student’s patriotic poster takes state Community Recorder

The Sons of the American Revolution picks only one winner from each state in the group’s annual poster contest. This year, Kentucky’s winner is fifth-grade Beechwood student Claire Ward. Claire was already selected as a regional winner for the Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest. Now she is selected as the one and only state winner. In addition to her $100 regional award, Claire was rewarded with $200 for her state win. Her poster will now be displayed at the national contest in Washington, D.C. The Americanism Committee will announce first-, second- and thirdplace winners during the Youth Awards Luncheon at the National Congress. The national winners will receive a Rosette Ribbon with the first-place, second-place and third-place winners receiving a monetary award funded from the Americanism Trust Fund. Fifth-grade social studies teacher Heather Dunn assigned the post-

ers as part of the fifthgrade social studies curriculum, but let the students decide how and what they’d create. Claire designed a comic strip on her poster showing how the Declaration of Independence came about. Dunn said she’s incredibly proud of Claire’s success in this contest. “She was shocked that she won,” said Dunn. “Then, after it sunk in, she was so excited!” Claire told Dunn that she was putting her reward money into a college fund.

The aim of this contest is to stimulate interest in American history in support of school curriculum, and is directed at students in the third, fourth and fifth grades, depending on which year the American Revolution is taught in the school system. Each year the Sons of the American Revolution changes the theme of the poster contest. Fifth-grader Michael Moore also placed in the state competition. He placed third in the state level and received $50.

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I guess it’s looking at all the seed catalogs that makes me hungry for fresh vegetables. When I browse through the catalogs, I can see myself planting a row of my favorite bush green beans, mounding up the soil around the red onion sets and staking the heirloom tomatoes. Well, none of that is happening any time soon but I can still get highquality produce Rita from the Heikenfeld store to RITA’S KITCHEN make one of my favorite, healthy green bean salads. Here it is, and if you don’t have red onion, use a bit less of a white or yellow, or even a sweet onion. And if your onions are sprouting, you can eat the green sprouts along with the onion. Use the onion quickly, though, because once it sprouts, the bulb loses texture and weight.



Blue ribbons symbolize child abuse prevention April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

By Stephanie Salmons

Blue ribbons – an international symbol of child abuse prevention – will soon abound in Boone County. Elected officials, judges, law enforcement, business leaders and community agencies Starishevsky will proclaim April as Child Abuse Prevention month in Northern Kentucky at a blue ribbon ceremony hosted by Tom Gill Chevrolet at11:30 a.m. Friday, April 5, at the dealership, 7830 Commerce

Drive, Florence. Following the ceremony, guests may tie blue ribbons along the white picket fence facing the interstate where they’ll remain for the entire month. Blue ribbons will also be displayed elsewhere around Boone County. According to information provided by Tracy Fuchs, director of development for the Florencebased Family Nurturing Center, the month is a time set aside “to recognize our collective responsibility to prevent and confront all forms of child abuse and neglect here in Northern Kentucky.” This region ranks higher than state and national averages in the area of child abuse and neglect and Kentucky leads the nation in child abuse fatalities. “Children’s well-being is an adult responsibility,” said Jane Herms, executive director of the Family Nurturing Center. “Per-

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Caleb Feinhauer hangs a blue ribbon at last year’s blue ribbon ceremony. Blue ribbons are a symbol of child abuse prevention. This year’s blue ribbon ceremony will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 5, at Tom Gill Chevrolet. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. THANKS TO TRACY FUCHS

manent cultural change in the way a community prevents and responds to child abuse occurs by educating adults and empowering individuals. Committing time and resources to do this is an investment in a better future.” According to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, in 2011, more than 5,000 children were reported abused or neglected in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties combined. “The U.S. annually spends almost $104 billion on foster care, hospitalization, law enforcement and loss of productivity to society to address the needs of child abuse,” Herms said. “But we are not without hope. Child abuse is entirely preventable but it

cannot end without the support of every adult.”

Guest speaker prosecutes abuse, sex crimes A New York City assistant district attorney who prosecutes child abuse and sex crimes – Jill Starishevsky – will be the guest speaker at the blue ribbon event. “It’s really an opportunity to bring together people and organizations working to teach people how to prevent child abuse,” she said. Starishevsky authored “My Body Belongs to Me,” a book that, according to her website, “endeavors to teach children that they don’t have to endure abuse in silence.” According to the site, she prosecuted the case of a 9-year-old who had been raped by her stepfather for three years and told no one. The girl saw an episode of the Oprah Winfrey


Show about children who were physically abused, with a message if one is being abused, tell your parents and if you can’t tell your parents, tell a teacher. The next day the girl told her teacher. Starishevsky says when her daughter turned 3, she knew she should have a conversation about “good touch and bad touch,” but didn’t know what to say. All the books she found were geared toward older audiences. There was, she said, “nothing basic for young children.” After speaking with her pediatrician, whom she asked “what do I say and how do I say it,” Starishevsky said she went home and wrote a poem about how she would explain the matter to her daughter. That poem became “My Body Belongs to Me,” and with the exception of two modified lines, she said it remained largely unchanged. The information, Starishevsky said, is presented in a “very non-scary way.” In 2011, Starishevsky discussed her book on the Oprah Winfrey Show. “Instead of avoiding the conversation, I’m making it easy for people through this book.”

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DID YOU KNOW? There are many physical and behavioral indicators of physical and sexual abuse, neglect and emotional maltreatment. Unwillingness to participate in certain physical activities and bizarre, sophisticated or unusual sexual behavior or knowledge may indicate sexual abuse while wariness of adult contact or displays of behavioral extremes like aggressiveness or withdrawal may indicate physical abuse. To report suspicions of child abuse and neglect in Kentucky, call 859-2926550 on weekdays and 877-KYSAFE1 on nights and weekends.

known to the child. “When parents start with the premise that this is not going to happen, their child becomes that much more vulnerable.” Besides prevention, education is key, said Starishevsky. This isn’t a discussion about sex, it’s a talk about body safety, she said. “You teach them about their body ... Avoiding the subject is the worst thing we can do.”

Events all month

» Blue Ribbon 5K Race: Racing to end child abuse – 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20. The race starts and finishes at General Cable, 4 Tesseneer Drive, Highland Heights. For registration information, visit or call Tracy Fuchs at 859538-1630.



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DEATHS Anna Bilz Anna Marie Bilz, 85, of Covington, died March 24, 2013, at her home. She worked more than 25 years as a driver and monitor with the Covington Board of Education, and was a member of St. Augustine Church. Her husband, Lawrence C. Bilz, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Melissa Wilfong of Independence; sons, Lawrence Charles Bilz of Albuquerque, N.M., and Randall Joseph Bilz of Covington; also Steve Miefert of Covington; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Interment was at Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright. Memorials: St. Augustine Church, 1839 Euclid Ave., Covington, KY 41014.

Judy Blaschke Judy Schneider Blaschke, 73, of Latonia, died March 23, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood. She owned the former Christmas Shoppe in MainStrasse, was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral Church, and a former member of Holy Cross Church and the PTA at Holy Cross. Her brother, Mark Schneider, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Blaschke of Latonia; daughters, Julie Mullins of Taylor Mill, and Jeanne Berger of Fort Mitchell; sons, Gerry Blaschke of Covington, and Jon Blaschke of Georgetown; sisters, Gerry Zembrodt of Covington and LeeAnn Kordenbrock of Erlanger; brothers, Ron Schneider of Taylor Mill, and Justin Schneider of Independence; and seven grandchildren. Memorials: Parish Kitchen, P.O. Box 1234, Covington, KY 41012.

Miranda Bowen Miranda Bowen, 20, of Hebron, died March 22, 2013, at her home. Survivors include her parents, James M. and Melissa Becker Bowen; sister, Erica Bowen of Hebron; brother, Chris Bowen of Independence; paternal grandmother, Elva Bowen of Hebron; and maternal grandparents, Anthony and Mary Becker of Newport. Interment was at Oakland Cemetery in Grants Lick. Memorials: Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, 7321 New LaGrange Road, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40222.

Janice Cantrell Janice Cantrell, 70, of Florence, formerly of Park Hills, died Feb. 25, 2013, at her home. Janice was a retired Delta Airline employee, a volunteer at Boone County Animal Shelter and Pet Smart Adoption, member of Friends of the Shelter and Animal Welfare of Kentucky, member of the Park Hills Garden Club, and enjoyed gardening, cooking, antiquing and traveling. Survivors include her cousin, Pat Carlton of Tampa, Fla. Memorials: Friends of the Shelter, P.O. Box 93, Union, KY 41091; or Save the Animals Foundation, P.O. Box 9356, Cincinnati, OH 45209.

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Edward Chapman Edward Chapman, 92, of Elsmere, died March 24, 2013. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, and member of Erlanger Baptist Church. His wife, Ginny Chapman, and son, Danny Chapman, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Ann Baker of Hernando, Fla., and Edna Snider of Elsmere; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Memorials: Kenton County Animal Shelter Supporters, Inc., P.O. Box 17596, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017-0596.

Margaret Coontz Margaret P. Coontz, 55, of Dayton, died March 21, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a teacher with Easter Seals Preschool, and was active in the St. Bernard Church. Her father, Richard Berhiet, and mother, Janet Maxwell, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Katie Wardia of Columbus, Ohio, Kami Younger of Delhi, Ohio, and Sara Coontz of Newport; brothers, Rick Berhiet of Union, and Gary Berhiet of Erlanger; sisters, Leslie Beck of Algonquin, Ill., Judi Wilcox of Williamsburg, Ohio, and Janet Lang of Cheviot, Ohio; and eight grandchildren. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Oleda Edwards Oleda Edwards, 93, of Newport, died March 22, 2013. Her husband, Harry Edwards, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Jerry Edwards of Independence, and Steven Edwards of Highland Heights; daughter, Audrey Buchanan of Alexandria; and five grandchildren. Burial was at Butler Cemetery in Butler. Memorials: Newport Baptist Convalescent Center, 120 Main St., Newport, KY.

Delphis Elbert Delphis Wayne Elbert, 78, of Independence, died March 26, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood. He was a retired core handler supervisor at Cincinnati Milacron, member of St. Cecilia Parish, avid UK basketball fan, loved to play softball, and enjoyed dancing with the Jubilee Cloggers group. His wife, Dorothy; brothers; Herb, Dode, Randall “Whitey” and Alford Elbert; an infant sister; and step-grandson, Frank, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Tim Elbert of Covington, and Terrence Elbert of Taylor Mill; daughters, Tammy Elbert of

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Richard Henry Richard “Keith” Henry, 61, died March 25, 2013, at his residence in Williamstown. He was a Kentucky Colonel, member of the Williamstown Baptist Church, served on the Erlanger City Council for 16 years, had been a land developer for the Drees Co. and a selfemployed home builder. His father, Richard “Jack” Henry, died previously. Survivors include his mother, Thelma Faulkner Henry of Crittenden; his wife, Dolores “Dee” Barclay Henry; his son, Owen Henry of Independence; his daughter, Laura Amos of Yorktown, Va.; stepsons, Mark Potent of Ewing, N.J. and Brian Barclay of Taylor Mill; and seven grandchildren. Burial was at Williamstown Cemetery. Memorials: Colorectal Cancer Society c/o American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Church. Survivors include her sister, Lois A. Flach of Edgewood; nieces, Patti Catton, Sue Flach, Terri DeYong, Carolyn Theis and Kathy Brunot; and nephews, Jim Flach and Bob Flach. Interment was at St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Holy Cross Church, 3612 Church St., Latonia, KY 41015; or Holy Cross High School, 3617 Church St., Latonia, KY 41015.

Anna Loebker Anna Louise Loebker, 97, died March 25, 2013. Her husband, Bernard Loebker, and daughter, Gail McDonald, died previously. Survivors include her children, Sue Higgins of Fort Mitchell, June Crawford of Florence, Terri Schierberg of Lakeside Park, Jan Paselsky of Hebron, Maureen

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James D. Mullins, 70, of Erlanger, died March 28, 2013, at his home. He was a security guard, and served in the Army. His wife, Mary Jo Mullins, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Suzie Mullins and Mary Ann Bentley; grandson, James Mullins; and great-grandson, Seamus Mullins. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

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Maria “Marie” Collins Matracia, 81, of Lakeside Park, died at St. Elizabeth Edgewood, March 24, 2013. Her husband, Joseph Matracia, died previously. Survivors include her children, Joseph Matracia Jr., David Matracia, Vince Matracia, and Annette Matracia Gabbard; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was at Mother of God

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Mary Kleinman Mary Rae Kleinman, 76, of Edgewood, formerly of Latonia, died March 24, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood. She worked for more than 30 years as a tax examiner for the Internal Revenue Service, and was a member of Holy Cross

Loebker of Lakeside Park, and Ben Loebker of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; 14 grandchildren, 16 greatgrandchildren and two greatgreat grandchildren. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, P.O. Box 5202, Cincinnati, OH 45201-5202.


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Flora Peddicord Flora Belle Taulbee Peddicord, 73, of Walton, died March 25, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Florence. She worked 27 years as a metal fabricator with Lit-Ning Products of Florence, was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Cold Spring, and a

homemaker who loved spending time with her family and friends. Her husband, Hanly “June” Peddicord, Jr., and son, James Dale Peddicord, died previously. Survivors include her children, Donna Anglin of Walton, Angela Waller of Verona, and Jeffrey Glenn Peddicord of Erlanger; four grandchildren four greatgrandchildren. Interment was at Morgan Cemetery in Pendleton County.

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William Scroggins William Gilbert Scroggins, 91, of Fort Mitchell, died March 26, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a graduate of Lexington Lafayette High School, where he is a member of the

school’s alumni Hall of Fame, served in the Army Air Corps, worked as a sales manager for American Airlines, was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, and had his genealogy research published in the book, “Leaves of a Stunted Shrub” in 2009. His wife, Patricia, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Cynthia of Fort Mitchell; son,

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

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Scottie Snyder Scottie Sudduth Snyder, 91, of Latonia, died March 25, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood. She was a 1939 graduate of Holmes High School, member of the Holy Cross Parish and retired from the IRS in Covington as a tax examiner. She loved music, enjoyed traveling around the world, and found delight in collecting mementos from her journeys, which included musical instruments and stamps. Her husband, Walter Douglas Snyder, and sister, Virginia Sudduth Thomas, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Carole Hart Snyder of Columbus, Ohio; niece, Judi Beal Jr. of Mount Morris, Mich.; four grandchildren, eight greatgrandchildren and four greatgreat-grandchildren. Interment was at Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright. Memorials: Holy Cross Church Restoration Fund, 3612 Church St., Latonia, KY 41015.

Tobin Talbert Tobin Talbert, 6 1⁄2 months, of Latonia, died March 28, 2013, at Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati. Survivors include his parents, Travis and Heather Talbert; grandparents, Jeff and Carole Talbert, and Tom and Laura Dorning; and great-grandmother, Patricia Karlage. Interment was at Mother of

God Cemetery in Fort Wright. Memorials: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital c/o Heart Institute, P.O. Box 5202, Cincinnati, OH 45201.

Elizabeth Wegener Elizabeth Wegener, 95, of Lakeside Park, died March 25, 2013. She was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy and was a homemaker. Her husband, Paul P. Wegener, and brother, John Foltz, died previously. Survivors include her children, John P. Wegener and Mary Beth Peavler; brother, Larry Foltz; sisters, Henrietta Foltz Donoghue and Philomena Foltz; and three grandchildren. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery. Memorials: Notre Dame Academy, 1699 Hilton Drive, Park Hills, KY 41011; or Our Lady of The Assumption Roman Catholic Church, 472 Beaver Road, Walton, KY 41094.

Georgia Wilson Georgia G. Wilson, 84, of Taylor Mill, died March 24, 2013. Her son, Danny Genereux, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Willard Wilson; children, Jeanette Drew, Sandra Gann, Shelia Vires, Jerry, Robert, Richard, and Debbie Genereux, and Linda Coomer; 37 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright. Memorials: Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301.

POLICE REPORTS FORT WRIGHT Arrests/Citations Wesley A. Ansteatt Jr., 37, 120 Southern Pine Ln., No. 98D, burglary at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., March 22. Christopher J. Henry, 34, 1948 Alexander St., shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., March 21.

Incidents/Investigations Burglary Merchandise stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., March 22. Robbery Masked man robbed hotel at

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. 1945 Dixie Hwy., March 20. Shoplifting Groceries stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., March 21.

Carnegie presents ‘Parade’ exhibit Community Recorder

The Carnegie’s gallery season continues with the opening of “Parade” in the Carnegie Galleries, 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 5. In the Ohio National Financial Services Gallery, “Parade” will feature the work of artists Daniel Smith, Kent Krugh and Jennifer Beresford. The second-floor galleries will feature shows selected to bring a balance to the emotional side of the works in the first-floor gallery. Metal and wood reliefs, colorful abstract paintings and photography will each allow a new experience for the viewer and a duality of ideas in contrast to the main gallery. Selections from Art Design Consultants will be on display along with the work of artists Collin

Rowland, Daniel Augur, Suzanne Lambert, James Kramer and Issac Logsdon. “Parade” also marks the gallery department’s first programming collaboration with the Carnegie’s Theatre department, which is presenting the Tony-Award-winning musical “Parade” with CCM Musical Theatre weekends April 5–21 in the Otto M. Budig Theatre. The opening reception for “Parade” in the Carnegie Galleries will run 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 5, and will include food and a cash bar. Admission to the opening is $8 for the general public, $5 for seniors and students. The “Parade” exhibition runs through May 15. For more information, go online at

Health department receives national accreditation Community Recorder

Northern Kentucky Health Department has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. It was one of the first 11 health departments across the country to be

granted accreditation . The health department had to undergo a rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-reviewed assessment process. It had to assure it is providing the 10 essential public health services, and demonstrate it supports quality improvement.

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