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Moriconi takes Fort Mitchell post Independence mayor stepping down By Cindy Schroeder

FORT MITCHELL — One of Northern Kentucky’s fastestgrowing cities is losing its longtime mayor. Independence Mayor Chris Moriconi was hired as Fort Mitchell’s city administrator at a special meeting of Fort Mitchell City Council on Monday night. The city has a population of just over 8,000. Fort Mitchell Mayor Chris Wiest cited Moriconi’s “remarkable achievements” dur-

ing his tenure as the top elected official in one of the fastestgrowing cities in Kentucky, as well as the U.S., as reasons for his appointment. Moriconi “This is a dynamic candidate with solid connections in the business community, solid results with economic development, solid results in managing (Independence),” Wiest said. “He had to operate (Independence) over five years without a city administrator, and he did it on his own. Honestly, we did not see a candidate that was more

qualified.” Wiest said Moriconi’s initial focus will be working on the city’s upcoming budget, dealing with the possible expansion of the city building, and overseeing economic development projects such as next fall’s opening of Northern Kentucky’s first Mercedes-Benz dealership and the redevelopment of the vacant site of the Drawbridge Hotel & Convention Center. Council approved the appointment by a 6-1 vote. Fort Mitchell Councilwoman Vicki Boerger, who cast the sole dissenting vote, said that her only hesitation was that council was looking for a candidate with a public administration degree

when city officials chose Moriconi’s predecessor, and Moriconi’s degree is in communications. “His work experience, his experience with the city of Independence, I have no doubt that he’s fully capable and has the experience,” Boerger said after Monday’s special meeting. “I just know when we went through this hiring process before, that was one of the criteria we had set.” Fort Mitchell Councilman Dan Rice was absent from Monday’s meeting because of a family commitment but expressed his support for Moriconi, Wiest said. Because state law prohibits

Moriconi, 46, from serving as Independence mayor and Fort Mitchell administrator at the same time, he will resign as mayor on April 17. Independence City Council has 30 days to fill the vacancy, or the governor will appoint someone. “I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Independence, but this opportunity gives me a chance to do full-time what I absolutely love, and that is running a municipal government,” Moriconi said after his appointment. He added that his 13 years in city government “has never felt like work” to him. See MORICONI, Page A2

Beechwood nurse named state’s epinephrine shot resource By Amy Scalf

FORT MITCHELL — Even before Gov. Steve Beshear signed a law requiring schools to make epinephrine auto-injectors available to general school populations, Nicholas Herrick was ready to help Kentucky’s schools plan for allergy preparedness. Beshear signed HB 172 into law on March 21. The new law not only requires schools to provide the life-saving shot to students having an anaphylactic allergic reaction, it also increases the number of people who are authorized to help administer that shot. Herrick, who is district health coordinator for Beechwood Independent Schools, was named Kentucky’s first epinephrine resource school nurse on March 14, and is tasked to train school nurses and other unlicensed school personnel how to use the auto-injectors. As the ti-

tle suggests, he’ll also be a resource for school nurses across the state when they have questions. He said the auto-injectors, commonly called by the brand name EpiPen, have been available at schools for students who have them under their own individual prescriptions for known allergies, but that’s just not the way allergies work. “There are more and more allergic reactions occurring at school. Sometimes it may be the first time someone has had a reaction to an allergen, so they’re not going to have a prescription,” he said. Herrick compared the epinephrine auto-injectors to automated external defibrillators (AEDs) that are required in schools and other public buildings to help remedy cardiac arrest. “It’s important to help people See NURSE, Page A2

Beechwood Independent School District health coordinator Nicholas Herrick is Kentucky’s first epinephrine resource school nurse, whose purpose is to teach others about the use and importance of epinephrine auto-injectors. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Author to share love of history at Ramage fundraiser By Amy Scalf

FORT WRIGHT — Author David Mowery has spent decades learning about the Civil War, and more than 14 years working to make sure Greater Cincinnati’s historical sites are preserved. Mowery will share that knowledge, along with the story of how he’s helped mark the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail, during the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum’s annual fundraising dinner.

The third annual Blue and Gray Dinner will take place Wednesday, 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. Tickets cost $45 each. Two or more tickets cost $40 each and a reserved table for eight costs $320. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 859-2613045. Mowery said the Ramage Museum is “a great example of

the Civil War being presented by volunteers.” He said his work establishing the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Ohio can be related to all volunteer experience. “Re-enactments, commemoration days and these museums are rarely done by paid staff. They’re mostly run by volunteers,” he said. Mowery’s trail guidebook is set to be published in July by the Ohio Historical Society. His book “Morgan’s Great Raid: The Remarkable Expedi-



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tion from Kentucky to Ohio” came out in February. Mowery is a longtime member of the Civil War Trust, the nation’s largest Mowery nonprofit group that focuses on battlefield preservation. “My mom and dad took me to Civil War battlefields before I even knew what one was,” he said. “It hooked on to me. That’s

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what got me interested in the Civil War.” He has visited more than 600 military battlefields around the world. “It’s my love. It’s my passion. I get so much of a thrill out of it,” Mowery said. “What I have loved so much about this project is sharing my knowledge with others. To me, that’s the greatest thing. It’s what I love most to do.”

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get over their fear of it and be able to know how to use it. If a student knows how to use the EpiPen, that’s not going to help him if he’s in shock. That’s why someone else needs to know how to do it. That handson experience is crucial,” he said. “Just raising awareness helps.” Paula Rust, coordinator of school health services for Kenton County Schools, said district leaders have met to determine how they’ll handle the new requirements, but said a lot of questions needed to be answered first. “There’s a lot of language involved that leaves a lot of interpretation,” she said. “We have many, many, many students who have epinephrine at school, but it’s for their own individual use.

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We don’t have generically ordered EpiPens, and that’s what this house bill is about.” She’s concerned about getting access to the medicine, but also wondering who pays for it. The law requires keeping epinephrine auto-injectors in two “secure but unlocked” locations in each school, but says it only applies “to the extent that the epinephrine auto-injectors are donated to a school or a school has sufficient funding to purchase the epinephrine auto-injectors.” “It will take us a while to determine the best steps to take next. It’s not something that happens in just a couple of days after a bill is signed,” said Rust. “This is something that’s still evolving.”

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VILLA HILLS — Mayor Mike Martin says he’ll make a plan for handling public comment by the April 17 City Council meeting, after some criticized him for refusing to recognize supporters of the Villa Hills Police Department at last month’s meeting. “My concern is, ‘What’s going to be the future of public comment?’” Councilman Rod Baehner asked at the April 3 informal caucus meeting. “We’ve set a precedent that we’re not going to have public comment when there’s a controversial topic to be discussed.” “That’s not a fair statement because we were not discussing the police

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or anything (at last month’s council meeting) because nothing’s been done,” Martin said Council also debated whether to proceed with the mayor’s proposal to hire an outside consultant to study whether to contract out police service. Baehner and Councilman Jim Cahill said council could be wasting money if it hires a consultant before letting residents speak on the issue first. However, council members Holly Isenhour and Mary Koenig said they have no problem doing an independent study. “Maybe an outside consultant would be the best avenue to go because then you’d be looking at a professional giving us direction which I think it needed, maybe giving residents some informa-

tion that’s needed, and maybe we’ll all understand it better,” Koenig said. An executive order Martin signed April 3 calls for the Villa Hills police chief or another police officer to be present at all of council’s regularly scheduled legislative and informal caucus meetings and to arrest anyone who causes a disruption. The order calls for police to enforce state laws, including those pertaining to disrupting meetings, inciting to riot, and disorderly conduct. The mayor’s directive followed a contentious March 20 council meeting in which residents with signs expressing their support for the city’s police department engaged in a shouting match with Martin after they were

not allowed to address council. Martin has suggested that city officials solicit bids for police service as a possible cost-cutting measure. Critics say that would jeopardize public safety, but Martin disagrees. Martin also asked council to change its meeting times. He wants council’s legislative meeting to be at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month, effective May 8. The proposed changes would enable new Villa Hills City Attorney Todd McMurtry to attend council meetings. . “I’m only interested in bringing normalcy to the affairs of the city so that things are done in a lawful and appropriate manner,” McMurtry said April 3.

is really what you love doing, and the way you can do that full-time in Kentucky is to be a city administrator,”’ Moriconi said. “I’ve always had that in the back of my mind, and when this opportunity came along, I just couldn’t let it pass by. Fort Mitchell is a great solid city, and there’s a lot of pride with an independent school district such as Beechwood.” He will start his new $84,000-a-year job as Fort Mitchell administrator on April 20. Moriconi also will resign his private sector job in sales management. Independence Councilman Jim Bushong, who’s served in city government alongside Moriconi for more than 10 years, said that Moriconi “has done a great job as mayor,” and he added he’ll be sorry to see him go. “He’s always been very aware of the budget, and he’s done everything that he could for the city,” Bushong said of Moriconi. “During his tenure, we came up with several new buildings. I think he’ll do a

good job for Fort Mitchell, and I’m really sorry to lose him.” Bushong said he expects Independence City Council will announce Moriconi’s successor later this week. Moriconi described his new job as “a tremendous opportunity in a city that has such great community pride” and boasts “a very bright future.” “I feel very fortunate to have been chosen out of many talented candidates,” Moriconi said. “I look forward to utilizing my talents and experience in a vibrant city such as Fort Mitchell serving the mayor, the council and the residents.” Fifteen people applied for the job, Wiest said. Last week, four went before the city’s personnel committee for interviews, and the two finalists later met with department heads, who were unanimous in their recommendation, the mayor said. Moriconi will replace Brian Houillion. Last month, Houillion announced his resignation,

effective by the end of this month. Houillion, who is earning a doctorate in public administration at Valdosta State University in Georgia, will be teaching and doing research there. A third-generation politician, Moriconi followed his grandmother, the late Crescent Springs Mayor Marcella Fieger, and his mother, former Crescent Springs Mayor Claire Moriconi, into politics. Moriconi was elected to Independence City Council in 2000. Two years later, he was elected mayor of that city, and he’s held that city’s top elective office ever since. He also serves as president of the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Council. In 2007, Forbes Magazine recognized Independence as the 99th-fastest-growing U.S. city, and for more than a decade, Independence has been one of Kentucky’s fastestgrowing cities, The Enquirer has previously reported. Independence has a population of about 25,000.




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Notre Dame hosts ‘Dreamcoat’ musical

PARK HILLS — Notre Dame Academy and Covington Catholic High School will present their spring musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” at Notre Dame’s Frances Kathryn Carlisle Center for the Performing Arts, 1699 Hilton Drive. Performances will be 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 21. Tickets cost $5 for students and $10 for adults. The box office opens 30 minutes prior to showtime. Tickets can also be reserved online at Info: 859-292-1863.

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The city of Crestview Hills is hosting a Business Appreciation Luncheon for office park employees 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fri-

day, May 10. Participants should bring an employee badge or office card to the event in the Children’s Hospital Parking Lot, 2765 Chapel Place. Hamburgers, hot dogs, brats and veggie burgers will be provided by Luther’s Catering. The event will also feature live entertainment. Info: 859-341-7373.

Dixie class of ’73 plans reunion

Dixie Heights High School class of 1973 will celebrate its 40th reunion at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Madison Event Center, 700 Madison Ave. in Covington. Cost per person is $35 in advance or $40 at the door. The casual dress event will include free valet parking, hors d’oeuvres, disc jockey entertainment and a buffetstyle dinner, cash bar and unlimited wine, beer, champagne and non-alcoholic beverages. Info: Email EDGEWOOD

Donations help house purple martins

Purple martins need a place to live in Kenton County. Kenton County Parks and Recreation Department seeks housing partners to purchase purple martin condo installations – eight plastic gourds on a telescopic pole – at Middleton-Mills Park, Lincoln Ridge and Pioneer Park. Parks Coordinator Steve Trauger said the

birds “are voracious insect eaters, keeping mosquito and other flying insect populations in check, and are a big part of the reason we’re able to use the parks early and late.” Purple martin partnerships cost $150. Donors can combine forces for $75 each. Info: 859-5257529.

Chamber seeks leadership applicants

FORT MITCHELL — The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the Leadership Northern Kentucky program. The nine-month program is designed to help community leaders acquire an understanding of the strengths and challenges of the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area and to build collaboration. Info: 859-578-6388.

MainStrasse plans shopping event

COVINGTON — MainStrasse Village businesses will host their annual Spring Ladies’ Night from 6-10 p.m. Friday, April 12. The free event features food and drink specials from restaurants, retail specials from local merchants and entertainment from strolling musicians. Visitors can pick up passports at a participating business to get details on how to win a MainStrasse Village Gift Basket. Info: 859-491-0458.




Musicians win gold at national festival By Sarah Hardee Enquirer contributor



Some of Northern Kentucky’s youngest, budding musicians struck gold in the nation’s capital March 21-24 at the WorldStrides Heritage Music Festival. Both the Northern Kentucky Youth Orchestra and Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia received a “Gold” rating, which earned each a spot at next year’s Festival of Gold performance. The Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia also came home with the annual festival’s coveted Best Orchestra Award and Adjudicator Award, and bassist Johnny Herald received its Maestro Award, a solo performance award. Both ensembles are part of the Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel, a secular ministry of Immanuel United Methodist Church. The youth performers in each ensemble come from across the region. “Our kids come from all different backgrounds, but they love their instruments and love music, and all come together as an eclectic group,” said Ellen Stephens, the school’s strings division director. “These are students with a real passion for music who are looking to augment their education.” Many of the performers in the School of Music’s audition-only youth orchestras are also involved in school-spon-

Alec Vivian, center, a performer with the Northern Kentucky School of Music's Youth Orchestra, practices during rehearsal on April 3. The youth orchestra just gave a top-rated performance at the recent WorldStrides Heritage Music festival in Washington, D.C. The Northern Kentucky Youth Orchestra won a "Gold Rating" at the event. AMANDA DAVIDSON/THE ENQUIRER

sored music programs, Stephens said. Herald, a Campbell County High School senior, plays in the school’s jazz band and is a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra. Joining the School of Music’s 18-member Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia gave him another opportunity to do what he loves – in a smaller orchestra. “In a smaller orchestra, you have to get it just right,” Herald, 18, said of the Youth Sinfonia. “Every part counts more, so you have to be as close to perfect as possible. “I think that’s a big part of what makes us successful as a group.” The Northern Kentucky School of Music offers private lessons, before- and after-school, beginner strings programs at nine local elementary schools and has orchestra groups for every level, from its first-year “Mo-

zart Strings” group to its elite Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia. The school also includes the Northern Kentucky Children’s Ensemble choir and Voices of the Commonwealth adult choir. For details and upcoming performances, visit

Kristin Whiteker plays harpsichord at the youth orchestra’s rehearsal. Two school ensembles earned “gold” ratings at a national festival in March.




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‘Math Night’ adds up for scholarship fund By Amy Scalf

INDEPENDENCE — Kenton Elementary students and their families raised more than $1,800 during the school’s Family Math Night March 14 to provide scholarships in honor of a beloved teacher. Donations were accepted during the free event featuring the “Amazing Math Race” for the Donna Griffin Memorial Scholarship fund. Griffin’s deep love of teaching mathematics during her 13 years at the school motivated staff members and her husband, Joe, to create the scholarship fund in her memory four years ago for former Kenton Elementary students who show an interest in math. For more information about the scholarship or to donate, call Kenton Elementary at 859-3563781.

Howell Elementary students pose in the Kentucky Capitol during a field trip sponsored by Mazak Corp, the school’s BEST partner. THANKS TO HOWELL ELEMENTARY

Mazak, Howell Elementary team up for BEST Kenton Elementary third-grader Jackson Belk enjoys a Family Math Night activity. THANKS TO MELODY SIMMS

Second-grader Gabe Jordan and his mom, Jennifer, work together during Kenton Elementary's Family Math Night in March. THANKS TO MELODY SIMMS

Twenhofel Middle School Academic Team members pictured with coach Chris Girard. THANKS TO TERESA WILKINS

Twenhofel academic team places first The Twenhofel Middle School Academic Team placed first in the regional. The following students also received recognition: First place in quick recall: Sam Roberts, Chelsea Russell, Chris Hellmann, Aaron Anderson, Brooke Jones, Nick Griffey and Emily Girard. Third place in composition: Sabrina Collins. Third place in future prob-

lem solving: Haylee Mitchell, Hanna Howard, Allie Taylor and Caden Dosier. First place in math: Chelsea Russell. First place in social studies: Sam Roberts. First place in language arts: Emily Girard. First place in arts and humanities: Emily Girard. Second place in arts and humanities: Sam Roberts.

By Amy Scalf

ERLANGER — For 24 years, Mazak Corp. has teamed up with Howell Elementary School in an effort to create the best possible community. These partners are involved in the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Business Education Success Teams (BEST). The best of the BEST received awards at the Excellence in Education Celebration March 28 sponsored by the Chamber and the Northern Kentucky Education Council at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. According to the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce website,, “These awards symbolize our region’s longstanding commitment to our youth and the vital role that education, businesses and community leaders play in ensuring that all students are prepared for college, work and life.” Through the BEST program, businesses such as Mazak help the schools financially, and Mazak has more than 300 employees who share their time and resources with Howell Elementary’s students and staff of more than 300. In addition to purchasing technology for the school and sponsoring school field trips, like the fifth-grade trip to Frankfort, Mazak funds recognition programs including Student of the Month and the school’s Work Ethics Initiative. According to Michael Vogt, Mazak’s vice president of human resources and general affairs, “Student of the Month” has been a consistent program that pays off with personal and social rewards.

Fifth-grade students from Howell Elementary line up outside their bus on a trip to Frankfort sponsored by Mazak Corp., the school’s business partner. THANKS TO HOWELL ELEMENTARY

Students of the month are chosen by teachers, based on their reading and math achievements. Students receive a T-shirt, a $25 gift card to Toys R Us, and dinner at Golden Corral restaurant. “It’s a well-recognized program,” said Vogt. “There are students who strive and work hard so they can be named ‘Student of the Month.’ I’ve seen plenty of repeat winners. The important thing is that it does motivate kids to excel. That’s the real success.” Howell’s principal, Eric Salyers, said he’s seen students proudly wearing their “Student of the Month” shirts two or three years after they’ve been earned. “Students who do well sometimes don’t get the teacher’s attention, because they have to help other students, so it’s good to be recognized and it’s great that Mazak steps in and helps us do that,” said Salyers. Vogt and Salyers could make a long list of the activities from their partnership, including a “Penny War” to donate change for community

projects, students Christmas caroling at the manufacturing plant, Mazak employees purchasing holiday gifts for needy students, and students raising money to donate to Japan following the 2011 earthquake. Salyers said Mazak engineers show students how they use math skills every day, and Vogt has joined other employees who come in and read to students. "Obviously there’s many companies that have been involved in the Chamber’s BEST program who do a lot of things. There’s a lot of creativity. There’s many more examples out there, all geared toward trying to help students learn and become better citizens,” said Vogt. “I’ve always looked at it as an investment on Mazak’s part. I recognize that some of the kids I saw at this school 20 years ago, they could be our employees. So if we help them succeed in school, ultimately we’re helping ourselves succeed.” Want to continue the conversation? Tweet at @AmyScalfNky

Registration open for chess tournament Registration is open for the annual Knights of Northern Kentucky Chess Tournament, which is set for April 20 at Scott High School, 5400 Old Taylor Mill Road, Taylor Mill. Doors open 8:30 a.m., and the players’ meeting will be

held at 9:15 a.m. This is the largest scholastic tournament in Northern Kentucky open to both rated and non-rated players, according to a tournament announcement. Last year more than 200 competitors attended from

Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee. Entry fees begin at $10 for novice/non-rated players and $15 for rated players. The cost goes up after April 13. For details or to register, visit nkchess.





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Colonel track sweeps title

By James Weber

EDGEWOOD — The postseason is a long time in the future, but the Dixie Heights boys track team can enjoy the present of one of its top in-season goals April 3. The Colonels won the Kenton County championship at Scott High School, beating their school-district rivals Scott and Simon Kenton. Dixie also won the girls championship. “We take a lot of pride in the Kenton County championship,” said Dixie boys track head coach Steve Saunders. That trophy means a lot to us. We’ll go at all costs to win that thing.” Dixie won nine of the 18 events. One of them, the 1,600, wasn’t included in the team score because there were errors in the lane assignments to start the race. Dixie beat Simon Kenton by13 points without that race, which had Max McGehee winning and Quentin Cole second for Dixie. The Colonels had the option to rerun the race at the end if they needed to. “My guys were ready to do it but they didn’t have to,” Saunders said. McGehee also won the 3,200. Miles Payne won the110 hurdles and Jackson Stanek the 300 hurdles. Spencer Mason claimed the 800 and Peter Fields the long jump. Dixie won three of the four relays. “We won it the last two years so were pretty confident going in,” Saunders said. “Simon and Scott have some good kids as well. Simon Kenton is really good in the field so we knew we had to make up points in other areas.” After the Kenton meet, the Colonels went right back to work the next two days, going to

Dixie Heights celebrates with its county championship April 2. THANKS TO STEVE SAUNDERS

New Richmond, Ohio, and finished second in a field of 16 teams. They then don’t have a meet until April 18. “We’ve had a hard week but they did real well,” Saunders said. Dixie rolled in the girls meet, beating Scott by 25 points. Chelsea Perdue won the 100 and 200. Ally Tekulve won the 800 and Jessica Riddle the 3,200. Molly Diamon claimed the shot put and Ella Edgett won the pole vault. Dixie won three relays. Karley Abel led Simon Kenton, winning all three girls jumping events. Christina Cook took the 400 and Erica Enzweiler the discus. SK won the 4x200 girls relay. SK won the 4x200 in boys as well, with Kevin Roberts (400), Austin Kelly (triple jump) and Hunter Ramos (pole vault) claiming wins. For Scott, Matt Johnson and Jake Groechen picked up a pair of wins and Collin Myers one. In girls, Vivian Sowder won both hurdle races, and Megan Buckner the 1,600.

Boys Team scores: Dixie Heights 71.5, Simon Kenton 58.5, Scott 44. 4x100: Dixie 46.33, SK 48.24. 4x200: SK 1:40.97, Dixie 1:42.13. 4x400: Dixie 3:43.41, Scott 3:50.93. 4x800: Dixie 8:50.85, Scott 9:01.09. 110 hurdles: Miles Payne (Dixie) 17.00, Carson Bennett (SK) 19.04, Devin Mick (SK) 20.02. 300 hurdles: Jackson Stanek (Dixie) 42.68, Miles Payne (Dixie) 44.26, Carson Bennett (SK) 47.39, Devin Mick (SK) 47.85. 100: Matt Johnson (Scott) 11.42, Aaron Springer (Dixie) 12.08, Austin Stacy (Dixie) 12.25, Ben Mulberry (SK) 12.28. 200: Matt Johnson (Scott) 23.30, Aaron Springer (Dixie), 24.89, Nathan Staley (SK) 25.72, Cody Grooms (Scott) 26.26. 400: Kevin Roberts (SK) 54.66, Jacob Hartman (Dixie) 56.74, Keegan Hanrahan (Scott) 57.73, Ryan Giles (SK) 58.54. 800: Spencer Mason (Dixie), 2:13.20, Jeremy Jackson (Scott) 2:14.25, Chris Risch (Dixie), 2:17.79, Ben Martin (SK) 2:17.87. 1,600: Max McGehee (Dixie) 4:42.41, Quentin Cole (Dixie) 4:56.38, Kee-

gan Hanrahan (Scott) 5:02.05, Owen Powell (SK) 5:05.66. 3,200: Max McGehee (Dixie) 10:44.28, Owen Powell (SK)11:23.12, Andrew Perry (Dixie) 11:59.69, Austin Kidwell (SK) 12:19.68. High jump: Collin Myers (Scott) 5-10, Luke Stone (SK) 5-6, Logan Winkler (SK) and Chris Risch (Dixie) 5-6. Long jump: Peter Fields (Dixie) 18-5, Matt Johnson (Scott) 18-3, Derrick Berry (Scott)17-4, Austin Stacy (Dixie) 17-3.25. Triple jump: Austin Kelly (SK) 38-4.5, Logan Winkler (SK) 37-1, Collin Myers (Scott) 36-0, Peter Fields (Dixie) 35-1.5. Discus: Jake Groeschen (Scott) 135-7, Grant Vercheak (SK) 134-0, Tyler Todd (SK) 114-3, Branden Johnson (Dixie) 104-6. Shot put: Jake Groeschen (Scott) 40-8, Cameron Hansel (SK) 40-4, Branden Johnson (Dixie) 38-6, Grant Vercheak (SK) 38-5. Pole vault: Hunter Ramos (SK) 10-6, Bailey Harrison (Dixie) 10-6, Drew Harris (SK)10-0, Blake Howard (Dixie) 7-6.


Team scores: Dixie Heights 77, Scott 52, Simon Kenton 50.

4x100: Dixie 52.76, Scott 56.81. 4x200: SK 1:54.66, Scott 1:59.65. 4x400: Dixie 4:15.64, SK 4:43.15. 4x800: Dixie 10:48.72, Scott 11:38.28. 100 hurdles: Vivian Sowder (Scott) 18.26, Samantha Koth (Dixie)19.34, Margo McGehee (Dixie) 19.80, Mia Lee (Scott) 20.24. 300 hurdles: Vivian Sowder (Scott) 53.65, Samantha Koth (Dixie) 57.25, Margo McGehee (Dixie) 57.46, Emma Donaldson (Scott) 1:03.02. 100: Chelsea Perdue (Dixie) 13.51, Mary Conti (Dixie) 13.54, Taylor Ivey (SK) 14.57, Sasha Powell (SK) 14.81. 200: Chelsea Perdue (Dixie) 26.76, Christina Cook (SK) 26.79, Mary Conti (Dixie) 27.75, Hannah Dixon (Scott). 400: Christina Cook (SK) 59.33, Anna Ochs (Dixie) 1:00.83, Mackenzie Wessel (Dixie) 1:08.37, Lauren Radenhausen (Scott) 1:11.93. 800: Ally Tekulve (Dixie) 2:32.97, Alexis Flynn (Scott) 2:44.91, Megan Buckner (Scott) 2:45.77, Hailey Williams (Dixie) 2:48.85. 1,600: Megan Buckner (Scott) 5:51.85, Alexis Flynn (Scott) 5:56.43, Hailey Williams (Dixie) 6:01.77, Katrina Hellmann (SK) 6:03.55. 3,200: Jessica Riddle (Dixie) 13:35.66, Katrina Hellmann (SK) 13:36.09, Atavia Scribner (Scott) 13:36.63. High jump: Karley Abel (SK) 4-10, Tori Dant (Scott) 4-8, Alexis Haggard (SK) 4-6, Aubrey Moore (Dixie) 4-0. Long jump: Karley Abel (SK) 14-10, Maranda Althaver (Dixie)14-3, Holly Kallmeyer (Scott) 14-0.5, Lindsey Jasper (Dixie) 12-10. Triple jump: Karley Abel (SK) 30-9, Maranda Althaver (Dixie) 28-2, Michea Supinger (SK) 28-0. Discus: Erica Enzweiller (SK) 87-2, Haley Robinson (SK) 72-0, Brooke Kitinic (Scott) 71-4, Bridget Fallis (Scott) 63-0. Shot put: Molly Diamon (Dixie) 327.5, Brooke Kitnic (Scott) 28-8, Andrea Porter (Scott) 26-7, Hannah Cook (Dixie) 24-8. Pole vault: Ella Edgett (Dixie) 7-0.


This Week’s MVP

» Walton-Verona senior Wolfgang Davis for his two home runs and seven RBI April 6. » Dixie Heights tennis player Brooke Warden for starting 8-0. » Holy Cross senior softballer Madyson Moran for two more home runs April 4. » Newport Central Catholic senior Connor Bartels for six shutout innings against Brossart April 5.


» The Bryan Stevenson Memorial Tournament is April 2627 at Dixie Heights and Simon Kenton. Stevenson was a former Scott High School baseball standout who was murdered three years ago. Proceeds from the tournament will go to a scholarship fund for players from participating schools. Friday, April 26: At SK - 5 p.m., Villa Madonna at Simon Kenton; 7 p.m., Scott at Simon Kenton. At Dixie - 5 p.m., Cooper at Dixie; 7 p.m., Covington Catholic at Dixie. Saturday, April 27: At SK - 10 a.m., CovCath vs. Cooper; 12:30 p.m., CovCath vs. SK; 3 p.m., Cooper vs. Scott. At Dixie - 11 a.m., VMA vs. Scott; 1:30 p.m., Villa vs. Dixie. » St. Henry beat Brossart 6-0 and Beechwood 6-3 March 30. Tony LaCorte pitched a threehit shutout against Brossart. Mitch Kuebbing had three hits against Beechwood. Peter Markgraf was 4-for-6 hitting

and threw out six runners trying to steal in addition to picking off one. St. Henry beat Newport 6-5 in extra innings April 1. » St. Henry beat Ludlow 11-0 April 3. William Baumann had a home run. Colson Holland held Ludlow to only one hit and struck out six. St. Henry beat Boone County 3-0 April 5. Mitch Kuebbing threw six shutout innings and Tony Lacorte hit a home run. » Conner beat Covington Catholic 6-4 April 5. Cameron Ross had a key three-run triple. » Cooper beat Carroll County 10-1 April 2. Eric Estenfelder had three hits and three RBI. Hunter Dunn had four hits. Cooper beat Covington Catholic 4-2 April 3. Jared Blank and A.J. Collins had two hits each. Hunter Dunn got the win. » Ryle beat Bryan Station April 2. Dylan Pivan had a homer and three RBI. Thomas Baumann had three hits and four RBI. Ryle beat Cooper 7-2 for its eighth straight win to open the season before falling to Covington Catholic April 6. » Beechwood beat Scott 8-4 April 2. Brayden Combs had a homer and four RBI. Ryan Rengering had two hits and two RBI. » Covington Catholic beat Simon Kenton 9-2 April 1. Nick Davis improved to 3-0 on the mound. » Dixie Heights beat Conner 9-8 April 3. Seth Caple had three hits. » Lloyd beat Bracken County 14-4 April 1. Hayden Molitor had three hits and the win on the mound. » Bellevue beat Waggener 14-2 April 4.

» NewCath beat Beechwood 4-1 April 1. Kevin Hoffstedder and Zach Pangallo had two hits each.


» Dixie Heights beat Scott 10-0 April 4. Courtney Garrett pitched a three-hit shutout. Julie Morehead and Haley Schulte drove in two runs apiece. » Lloyd beat St. Henry 11-0 April 2. Samantha Elmore threw a no-hitter and drove in three runs. » Notre Dame beat Holmes 10-0 and 22-1 April 2. Haylee Smith had seven hits and seven RBI in the doubleheader. Meredith Jones had htree hits and three RBI in game two. Baker drove in four runs in game two. NDA beat Cooper 17-1, with Mickie Terry driving in five runs. » Covington Catholic beat Elder 3-2 April 5. Winners were Scott Drees, Kenney and Schaefer/Reis. » Lloyd beat St. Henry 3-2 April 1. Winners were Smith, Luken and Hernandez/Torres. St. Henry winners were Schultz and Whitlock/Hils. » Scott beat St. Henry 4-1 April 5 with wins for A.J. Berk, Emery, Ashford/Fox and Cooper/Jovicic.

Lloyd senior Addison Brown pitches to Somerset early in the game. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Juggernauts play well in loss Community Recorder

Lloyd baseball fell 5-4 to Somerset April 5 to fall to 2-6 on the season. The Juggernauts play big games at Ludlow April 11 and St. Henry April 12 before hosting Iroquois April 13.

Girls tennis

» Ryle beat Dixie Heights 3-2 April 5 with wins from Watson, Fry/Guard and Knott/Stuhr. » Dixie Heights beat Simon Kenton 5-0 April 1. Winners were Warden, Petty, Starosciak, Snider/Snider and Lesuer/A. Moore.

Lloyd senior Jimmy Stevens hits the ball. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER




Editor: Nancy Daly,, 578-1059


Health dept. earns seal of approval Good Housekeeping magazine has its seal of approval, which designates high-quality consumer products. At the Northern Kentucky Health Department, we recently earned our own seal of approval – a circular logo from the Public Health Accreditation Board notes that we are an accredited health department. We were one of the first 11 health departments in the country to be accredited. The accreditation seal is also a mark of quality. It shows that the Northern Kentucky Health Department stands out among the best in the nation. It shows that we’ve met national standards for high quality public health

services, leadership and accountability. Good Housekeeping runs meticulous tests on products beLynne Saddler fore giving them their COMMUNITY seal. The same RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST is true for accreditation. To become accredited, the health department had to undergo a rigorous, multi-year process. We submitted more than 600 documents to demonstrate standards in 12 areas, or domains. Then, we were evaluated by a team of public health experts from around the country in a grueling two-day site

Outsourcing police not smart for Villa Hills I have been a resident of Villa Hills for the past 14 years, serving on the Public Works and Sidewalk Committee when the city constructed sidewalks on the main roads of Collins, Amsterdam and Highwater, which I believed were needed for public safety. I am once again concerned about public safety in Villa Hills, and I strongly disagree with last week’s Community Recorder guest columnist, James Noll, on this subject. Crime in Villa Hills has increased since our adjoining city, Crescent Springs, outsourced their police protection to Erlanger. As a result, police response times have greatly increased. Criminals know an easy target and that at any given time there is typically one police officer (Villa Hills) on duty from I-75 to the Ohio River. The Orchard Homeowners Association alone, where I live, recently experienced 20 crimes, including mailbox theft, car break-ins and home invasions. Outsourcing our police department will increase the crime rate in Villa Hills further, lower our property values due to inadequate police protection and ultimately result in lower tax revenue. Unlike Mr. Noll, I don’t think Villa Hills is any different from other small communities where the bulk of revenue is spent on police protection and road maintenance. Mr. Noll then proceeded to insult police officers everywhere saying that they lead a boring existence. I don’t think that the police officer who recently arrested Mr. Noll, charging him with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, reckless driving and operating a vehicle under the influence (while a SWAT team was responding to an active shooting in the city), would agree. That officer was keeping residents away from danger and had to leave that post when Mr. Noll al-


legedly drove around the blockade and through front yards. For him to level insults against all police officers participating in the “Shop With A Cop” program is dis-

graceful. He further complained about our detective’s combined pay while serving the city as building inspector (while not on duty with the police department). The city would have to pay someone to provide the inspection service. Why not have it be the individual who lives in the community and knows it well? His complaint about $90,000 in overtime pay fails to acknowledge the police department is operating one officer short because the mayor refuses to fully staff it. Mr. Noll mentions a lawsuit by our detective against the mayor, while conveniently failing to mention that the mayor entered office with lawsuits against the city and police department stemming from their executing an arrest warrant of the Commonwealth Attorney on forgery charges (later dismissed only after the judge allowed Mr. Martin to correct his errors of administering his mother’s estate from which the forgery charge originated). His lawsuit was later thrown out of court. The mayor has now replaced our city attorney and the replacement is the mayor’s private attorney from his removal hearing. His administration is riddled with multiple conflicts of interest. Is the police outsourcing issue more about cost savings to the city or about revenge? Larry Heinzelman is a resident of Villa Hills.



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visit. When a product has the Good Housekeeping seal, the magazine has a money back guarantee. While the health department can’t offer such a generous claim, I strongly believe that accreditation has value for Northern Kentucky’s taxpayers, who help fund our work. First off, you can be confident that the health department is meeting the needs of those we serve as effectively as possible, based on a framework called the 10 Essential Public Health Services. As local taxpayers, you know that your accredited public health department has been vetted, or audited in a

way, against national standards. In these difficult economic times, accreditation gives us a framework for setting priorities. With all of the vital public health services health departments provide to their communities, we have to be as smart as possible with existing resources. Accreditation gives us a national standard for quality in public health against which to compare ourselves. Accreditation also positions the health department for success in the future. We already stand out in the public health community as being a leader, since we were among the first to become accredited. However, down the road accreditation may become a

requirement for things like grant funding. For all these reasons, we at the health department are proud to show off our accreditation seal. On April 19, we’ll have an Accreditation Celebration at each of our sites. We’ll share photos and facts throughout the day on our Facebook and Twitter profiles. Look for us under @nkyhealth. We are proud of our seal of approval from the accreditation board, and will display it with honor as we continue to provide services to protect and promote the health of Northern Kentucky. Lynne M. Saddler is the district director of health for the Northern Kentucky Health Department.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Death penalty serves purpose

I am responding to a letter to the editor in the March 28 issue from Nancy Rowles, of Covington, about abolishing the death penalty. She is so wrong! I lived my whole life thinking if an injustice was done to me the law would take care of it. Then I found out Kentucky didn’t even have a true life sentence. I found out when my daughter was brutally murdered by a stalker, knowing he could never have her. He stabbed her about 30 times (a knife broken in half lying by her body) with bloodsplattered walls. She never hurt anyone. She was kind and caring. He showed no remorse in court. And while this case was going on, he let a reporter know he loved the dress she had on while she was on TV. He ruined my life. I will never see her get married or hold her children. He’s been incarcerated before. He doesn’t deserve to live. I hope and pray he never gets out, for my safety and my family’s safety. He would kill again. He has a death threat on me. We, law-abiding citizens, should not have to worry about someone like him lurking in society. Isn’t there enough violence? It is getting worse and more heinous everyday. Actually, only a few of the violent criminals meet the criteria for the death penalty. Do your homework. I would like a safe, peaceful place to live. How about the rest of you? Barbara Briede Walton

Villa Hills police deserve respect

I would like to ask a few questions to all the elected officials and citizens of Villa Hills that continuously trash the Police Department. What makes you think you know more about law enforcement than the professionals that are trained to do this job and have been doing so for many years? What training or education do you have in public service that qualifies you to think and portray yourselves as suddenly knowing more than the real professionals just because you happen to be able to convince enough people to vote for you?

If you are so-called or selfproclaimed citizens and leaders of Villa Hills, would it not concern you that some clueless person would write an article to the editor of a local paper proclaiming that Villa Hills does not need police protection on a local and personal level? Does it also bother you that the Police Department is being falsely accused of lying, cheating, falsely reporting reports, and fabricating records? It does me and I am not a citizen. However, I have firsthand knowledge of this atrocity because my husband is a Villa Hills police specialist, and I am proud to say so. Jim Noll has taken it upon himself to throw a letter together with false accusations and false information that comes straight from the mouths of certain council members and a mayor that will not and do not have the guts to come out and say exactly what they want to do; which is disband the police department and/or flush the city completely away if necessary, only for the sole purpose of revenge. They also have stooped so far as to now erode the First Amendment of anyone who is opposed to disbandment and wants to keep a local police department. If you are questioning the abilities of one person on the police department, and pointing out that he is presenting false information to you, then you are now making the accusation against every VHPD police officer, one of which is my husband. You have taken sleazy politics to an entire new level and now it is personal. Enough is enough! You think that by retaliating against the officers that it is no big deal. But you are really affecting the families of those officers. How you say? Well if you cannot figure that one out for yourselves then you should really be ashamed. How would you like it if someone suddenly came in your workplace without any real qualifications and did this to you? Diane Wendeln Taylor Mill

Denouncing other party not enough

It is understandable that Ted Smith continues to promote the Republican Party as its former Kenton County chairman (April 4 letter, “Democrats are enslaving people”). But why such acrimony toward Democrats?

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The GOP has enough going for it to become a positive beacon on its own merits. Perhaps Mr. Smith’s arguments would indicate that he does have that confidence. This line of reasoning betrays the intelligence and kindness of my Republican friends. Anyone, either side of the political aisle, can cite chapter and verse how wicked the other is over history and in this moment. The wise exhibit humility about themselves and their fellow party members. Pick a subject. Irresponsible spending? Unjust war? Thievery? Sexual improprieties? Racism? Ineptitude? Lack of compassion? Any student of history would do well to read “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power” by Jon Meacham. Change a few names, dates and particulars here and there and the same scenarios for good or evil are as contemporary as today. Human nature does not change. Political parties do not prevail by merely denouncing the other party. Any consultant worth her fee would advise to state the merits of one’s positions, not a constant vilification of the opponent. That angry shouting is too loud to be heard! Nancy Rowles Covington

Progress preferable to revisiting slavery

The guest column headlined “Democrats are enslaving people” by Ted Smith in the April 4 Community Recorder is good rhetoric, but a bad and untrue headline. I had to read the column four times to make sure Mr. Smith hadn’t fallen off his party rocker and gone Django. Smith’s own attempts to reframe history serves neither his Republican party nor my Democratic one. No political party today has an exclusive claim on “liberty and life,” nor the privilege to call itself the “party of the people.” We must constantly compete in a marketplace of ideas, policies and decisions. Populism and progress in the 21st century are preferable to revisiting slavery of the 18th and 19th centuries when talking politics. The direction that President Obama has charted for the nation is head and shoulders above the disastrous one that President W. Bush steered us into.

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brings families together to fight cancer sentative Kila Hanrahan, the event will include a disc jockey, games, a bouncy house for kids EDGEWOOD — For Jodi and a silent auction. Crouch, Relay For Life is not a “Even if you don’t want to one-night commitment. walk the track during the event, It’s a celebration she works you can donate items to the sifor all year round and a fight lent auction, or make a donation against the disease that has at- via the website,” she said. “Even tacked her family. if you can't get a team together, “I do this, basically, because you can come to support the of my parents,” said Crouch, an event. And if you come, you're Independence resident who has going to want to get a team toled a team at the American Can- gether for the following year.” cer Society’s Kenton County Registration and donation infundraising event for two years. formation is available at She’s very much on track to- ward her goal of raising $1,000 The site allows donations to a this year for the event that will specific participant, a team or be held from 6 p.m. Saturday, they can donate to an event. June 1, to 6 a.m. Sunday, June 2, There is also a way to dedicate a at Dixie luminaria to Heights High remember or School, 3010 honor a loved Dixie Hwy. one. Crouch’s Hanrahan father, John said more than Popham, has 100 particiwon the battle pants have so far against registered, throat cancer, and people can but he lost his continue to larynx. sign up until Her moththe night of the er, Lois, has event. been wresThey don’t tling for more Participants of all ages, like even have to than four Lauren Popham, help celebrate be part of a years with Relay for Life. THANKS TO JODI team, people leiomyosarCROUCH can register coma, a rare individually, and incurable cancer of the she said. body’s smooth muscle cells. “It’s more than just a fundCrouch loves to watch them raiser. It’s an opportunity to celwalk together for the first lap of ebrate the cancer survivors in Relay For Life. our lives and our community “All the cancer survivors do and lets us honor the memories the first lap and caregivers join of loved ones we’ve lost,” Hanin for the second. It’s very emo- rahan said. “Relay For Life tional to watch them do that gives people a voice to fight first lap,” she said. “Cancer af- back against something that can fects everybody at some point. make them feel really helpless.” Everyone has lost a friend of a This year’s event will be family member to cancer. Can- more of a celebration than usucer touches so many people, and al, because it marks the Amerall those people fighting back ican Cancer Society’s 100th ancan make a difference.” niversary. Hanrahan said the Wearing matching lion- event theme is "100 years of themed T-shirts for “Popham’s Hope and Heroes.” Pride,” Crouch and numerous The lions of Popham’s Pride friends and relatives join forces will be decked out with masks for Relay For Life, where they and capes this year to celebrate take shifts during the 12-hour their beloved heroes. event. “It’s a great event, and I plan “It amazes me that people on doing this every year until sign up to walk from 2 to 4 a.m. they find a cure,” said Crouch. or 4 to 6. It’s amazing that people “We’re going to do everything come out in the middle of the we can to make a difference.” night,” she said. Want to continue the According to American Canconversation? Tweet at cer Society Community Repre@AmyScalfNky By Amy Scalf

Alex Wells, a Popham's Pride team member, kicks back at Relay for Life 2012. THANKS TO JODI CROUCH

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Jodi Crouch, center, poses with Carter and Alex Crouch during Relay for Life 2012. THANKS TO JODI CROUCH

Lois Popham was crowned "People's Choice" during the Cancer Patient Beauty Pageant at Kenton County's Relay for Life 2012. THANKS TO JODI CROUCH

Popham's Pride is a Kenton County Relay for Life team comprised of friends and family members honoring cancer survivors John and Lois Popham. THANKS TO JODI CROUCH

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 12 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. Liquids-In-Motion, 10 a.m.-5 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. Parade, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Five second floor galleries. Three artists whose work echoes the themes of the dramatic performance. Exhibit continues through May 15. Through May 11. 859-957-1940; Covington.

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

Music - Choral A Cappella Choral Competition, Sweet Adelines International Region No. 4, noon, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Women a cappella singers compete. $35, $15 ages 18 and under. Presented by Sweet Adelines International Region No. 4. 513-554-2648; Covington.

Music - Hip-Hop Lets Work Hip Hop Showcase with Powder - Hosted by Dusty, 9 p.m. With DJ Fresh, Kalyko, Macho Means and Trademark Aaron. Doors open 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Standing room only on main floor. All ages. $15 VIP; $10. 859-491-2444; Covington.

On Stage - Theater 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.

Shopping Spring Ladies Night Out, 6-10 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Special promotions just for women in shops, restaurants and bars. Free. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. 859-491-0458; Covington.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 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, 859-4912030; Covington. Parade, noon-3 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 859-957-1940; Covington.

Cooking Classes Sushi Rolling and Dining Experience, 7:30 p.m., Sushi

The Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls play 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Sports of All Sorts in Mount Zion. FILE PHOTO

Jim Stump, sitting left, Tracy M. Schoster, sitting right, and Julie Pergrem, standing, perform in Falcon Theater's presentation of “And Then There Were None.” The show runs at the Monmouth Theatre in Newport this weekend, 8 p.m. April 12-13. THANKS TO TED WEIL Cincinnati, 20 W. Pike St., Includes training, choice of at least three sushi rolls, BYOB and recipe/product information. $25. Reservations required. Through Dec. 28. 513-335-0297; Covington. Sunday Supper, 2-4 p.m., Argentine Bistro, 2875 Town Center Blvd., $25. Registration required. 859-426-1042; Crestview Hills.

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

Karaoke and Open Mic 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.

Music - Choral

Tot Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Story, craft and activity. Included with admission. 859-491-4003; Covington.

Music - Jazz

Toca Madera, 3-3:45 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Nick Tuttle and Liz Wu perform music of Spain and Latin America. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 859962-4000; Erlanger.

On Stage - Theater Parade, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $19-$26. 859-9573456; Covington. Parade: Sneak Peek, 2-2:45 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Transformational story of a country at odds with its declarations of equality, brought to life by talent of CCM’s musical theatre program. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 859-957-1940; Covington.

Runs / Walks Strides for Stars, 9 a.m., Dixie Heights High School, 3010 Dixie Highway, 5K run/walk. Course begins and ends at school. Age-group awards for men and women in both running and walking divisions. Registration begins 8 a.m. Benefits STARS: Grief Support For Kids, free grief support program for children who have experienced death of loved one. $30, $25 advance; ages 17 and under: $20, $15 advance. Presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare. 859-301-5426; Edgewood.

Sports Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls Kick-Off, 6:30 p.m. Doors open 5:30 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Double header: local derby team vs. An Harbor Derby Dimes. National Anthem per-

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A Cappella Choral Competition, Sweet Adelines International Region No. 4, noon, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, $35, $15 ages 18 and under. 513-554-2648; Covington.

Music - Latin

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.. Through Dec. 17. 859-727-0904. Fort Wright. 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. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs. Jazzercise, 6:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, $32 monthly unlimited classes. 859-341-4392. Covington.

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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.

859-292-2322. Covington. Liquids-In-Motion, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 859-4912030. Covington. Parade, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 859-957-1940; Covington.

Music - Acoustic A glass piece, by artists Carrie Battista and Pat Frost, is among the many works displayed in the Liquids-In-Motion exhibit at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center. THANKS TO SHANNAN BOYER

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 formed by Veronica Grimm, local musician, and halftime performances by the Highsteppers Dance and Drill Team. Benefits Rob’s Kids. $15, $10 advance. Presented by Black-nBluegrass Rollergirls. 859-4740809; Union.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14 Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington.

Craft Shows Ultimate Craft Expo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Erlanger, 1379 Donaldson Road, Crafts, jewelry, health and beauty products, candles, pastries and more. More than 50 exhibitors. Free admission. Presented by JStorrEvents. 513-405-3085; Erlanger.

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 cherry bombs. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-491-6659. Covington.

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


MONDAY, APRIL 15 Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Parade, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 859-957-1940; Covington.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 8 a.m.-9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs.

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.

Senior Citizens Yoga Fitness for Seniors, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16 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,

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 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. Parade, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 859-957-1940; Covington.

Education Enrollment Information Session, 3-4 p.m., Gateway Community and Technical College Covington Campus, 1025 Amsterdam Road, Room C 202. Learn about admissions, financial aid, academic programs, advising and how to enroll. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Gateway Community and Technical College. Through May 22. 859-441-4500; Covington.

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

Music - Jazz Mike Darrah, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Pianist. 859-261-2365; Covington.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 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. Parade, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 859-957-1940; Covington.

Education Life Story: How Your History Can Help You, 10 a.m.-noon, Kenton County Cooperative Extension Service, 10990 Marshall Road, Learn to create life story to explain who you are, where you’ve been, how you got there, where you are now and even what you will be doing in the future. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 859-356-3155; 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.

Music - Jazz Lee Stolar Trio, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859261-2365; Covington. Music@BCM: Wine and Spring, 6-8 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Featuring the MJQ Deja Vu Tribute Ensemble: keyboards, vibes, bass and drums. $5. 859-491-4003; Covington.

Recreation Men’s Senior Golf League, 8-10:30 a.m., Kenton County Golf Course, 3908 Richardson Road, Ages 55 and up. League set up for 80 two-man teams and four flights.League format is nine-hole play every Thursday morning. $37. Presented by Kenton County Senior Golf League. 859-581-8012. Independence.



Rita shares Jamie’s chili, corn bread recipes I have known Jamie Carmody for a while, and what an interesting and talented person she is. She is known throughout our area as a creative personal chef, cooking teacher and media personality. Jamie takes classic recipes and gives them a healthy twist. She was a guest on my cable show (“Cooking Rita with Rita” Heikenfeld on Union RITA’S KITCHEN Township community access) and made, among other yummies, a delicious chicken chili with cornbread on the side. I asked her to share for you. Get in touch with Jamie through her site

Jamie Carmody’s white chicken chili

I have made this myself and have used chicken thighs and yellow onion, with good results. The zucchini not only makes the chili appealing, looks-wise, it adds extra nutrition. Zucchini has vitamin A, found mostly in the skin, for eye health, along with potassium for heart and muscle

arate bowl, mix the buttermilk and egg. Add the wet to the dry ingredients, stirring to combine. Add in the cheese and chili flakes and stir to combine. Pour into the hot skillet. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden, and slightly crunchy on top. Cool slightly and cut into 8 wedges.

Ham, turkey and cheese stromboli

I’ve gotten several requests for recipes to use that leftover ham. This is such a tasty recipe that it’s worth going to the deli if you don’t have ham and turkey in the refrigerator.

Rita shares Jamie Carmody’s recipe for white chicken chili. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

health. 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped into spoon-sized pieces 2 14.5 oz. cans great northern beans, drained 1 medium white onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. cumin 1 quart chicken broth 1 zucchini, small diced (optional)

Sauté onions in a large sauté pan for 3-4 minutes, until softened but not browned. If using, add the zucchini and cook 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic, cook for 1 minute then add the chicken and

beans and stir. Add the seasonings, salt and pepper, stir and then add the chicken broth. Simmer over medium heat for 30 minutes. Serve with cornbread.

Cheesy cornbread Serves 8

2 tbsp. vegetable oil or bacon grease 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1 tbsp. all purpose flour 11⁄2tsp. baking powder 1 ⁄4 tsp. baking soda 1 ⁄4tsp. salt 1 cup buttermilk 1 large egg 1 cup colby jack, shredded (or any favorite) 1 pinch red chili flakes

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Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Heat oil or grease in a 8-inch cast iron skillet or muffin pan for 5 minutes by placing it in oven while the oven is warming. Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. In a sep-

COMMUNITY BRIEFS New Life Church hosts block party

ELSMERE — New Life Church in Elsmere is having a block party 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Swan Floral and Gift Shop, 4311 Dixie Hwy. in Erlanger. The party features free food, live music and door prizes, including shopping gift cards, restaurant gift cards and grocery gift cards. For more information, call 859-586-8595.

Program needs summer tutors

Notre Dame Urban Education Center (NDUEC) is seeking volunteers who wish to help provide educational support services to young children in Covington. Tutors are greatly needed for the summer program. NDUEC will be open mornings, 9 a.m. to noon, for summer school June 10

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through July 11, Monday through Thursday. If you have a couple hours a week to assist a child to develop their talents, call Mary Gray at 859-261-4487 or email her at

Mullins completes recruit training

Brett Mullins of Lakeside Park/Crestview Hills Police Department graduated April 5 from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training. The 29 officers in the class completed 18 weeks of training, which consisted of nearly 770 hours of recruit-level-officer academy instruction. Major training areas included homeland security, law offenses and procedures, vehicle operations, firearms, investigations, first aid/CPR, patrol procedures, orientation for new law enforcement families and mechanics of arrest, restraint and control.

Free class focuses on diabetes prevention

Those who have been told that they have pre-diabetes or have a “touch of sugar” will benefit from the education provided by the Northern Kentucky

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Health Department this month. The diabetes prevention class is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, Burlington. The course covers what is pre-diabetes, lifestyle changes such as how to eat and exercise, as well as the criteria for diagnosing. It will be taught by a registered nurse/certified diabetes educator and a registered dietitian. Registration is not required, but is preferred. To register, call Joan Geohegan at 859-363-2115 or Julie Shapero at 859-363-2116.

1 sheet puff pastry, thawed Dijon mustard 1 egg mixed with 1 tablespoon water 1 ⁄2pound thinly sliced ham 1 ⁄2pound thinly sliced turkey 1 generous cup shredded cheddar or Swiss cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Unfold pastry on lightly floured surface. Roll into a 16-inch by 12-inch rectangle. With short side facing you, brush lightly with mustard, then layer meats on bottom half of pastry to within 1 inch of edge. Sprinkle with cheese. Starting at short side, roll up like jelly roll. Place seam side down onto sprayed baking sheet.

Tuck ends under to seal. Brush with egg mixture. Bake about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet and cool on rack about 10 minutes before serving.

Herb of the week: Dill

Michelle, a Clermont County reader, wants to grow dill, but in containers. Dill has a long taproot so use a container that’s about 12 inches high. There are two varieties that grow well in containers: fernleaf grows up to 18 inches high and dukat grows up to 24 inches high. Both have lots of foliage and are slower to bolt than the taller varieties.

Can you help?

Zino Burger recipe. For Mark, a Glendale reader, who wants to share this with someone who helped him during an illness. “My caregiver really missed Zino’s and would love to have some of the old recipes, including the Zino burger or something similar.”

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

4-H Homecoming planned for April 20 Community Recorder

The Kentucky 4-H Homecoming, the annual signature event for the Kentucky 4-H Foundation, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Georgetown. The event reconnects former 4-H members with each other, as well as with friends, volunteers and supporters of Kentucky 4-H. The evening will include a reception, dinner, silent auction, slide

show of historic photos, and a homecoming program. The dress for 2013 Homecoming is casual and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $40 per person and RSVPs should be made by April 12. New to this year’s Homecoming is an optional outing at Keeneland, Sunday, April 21. To register for both events or for more information about them, go to the 4-H Foundation website at


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Get second opinion of furnace repairs Some area homeowners are questioning if the new furnace they bought was really necessary. They bought it after being told their old furnace was dangerous and needed to be fixed or replaced. Many, like Sally Harrison, spent thousands of dollars on new furnaces. Last December Harrison was getting a routine cleaning for the furnace in her Maineville home. Suddenly, the serviceman told her he found a dangerous crack in the heat exchanger and was shutting down the furnace in the dead of winter. “I was suspicious and I said to him, ‘How do I know that you’re not one of those companies that they reported on the news.’ He said, ‘Because we use a scope to show you where the crack is,’” Harrison said. Harrison said she was told the crack could lead to the carbon monoxide death of everyone in the house. “He said it was a safety issue so he tagged it. He put a little red tag on it and he turned it off because he said it’s got to be shut down because it’s a safety risk,” she said. The serviceman then checked the other furnace in Harrison’s house, found the same problem and shut it down too. “I think there


was a scare tactic used. I think it was convenient that there was a Howard person Ain available HEY HOWARD! within an hour to sell me new ones and they could install them immediately the next day,” Harrison said. A neighbor, Kathy Kilroy, was told all three of the furnaces in her house were hazardous. All three were red tagged and turned off. Kilroy said she ended up replacing all her furnaces as well. “When they tell you that your life is at stake, you definitely can’t stay in the house without the furnace running so you do something immediately,” Kilroy said. Kilroy said she later learned others in the neighborhood had encountered the same thing. “I know of three other people that have done that. Basically the same company, the same furnace,” she said. Although many homeowners replaced their furnaces right away, some sought out second opinions. Kilroy said about one neighbor, “She had two other companies come in and they both said the fur-

nace was not defective. There were no cracks and their furnace was completely reliable.” I contacted the heating contractor and received this statement: “In the past year our experienced technicians have found approximately 1,000 cracked heat exchangers in customers’ furnaces and have recommended that they replace these parts to prevent unsafe conditions in their homes. Based on industry standards, the presence of abnormal splits, cracks or holes in a heat exchanger required that it be replaced. With time, abnormal cracks could allow harmful gases into the home and it’s our obligation to communicate this risk to the customer” The heating contractor acknowledged to me other HVAC companies don’t always agree with their findings. It says federal regulators are now investigating. Bottom line, if someone tells you your furnace is bad and wants to shut it down, immediately contact Duke Energy or another furnace expert and get a second opinion. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Cynthia Lawhorn Williams, CEO of CFNKY, presents the check for the first award recipients to Andrew Aiello, general manager of TANK. THANKS TO JULIE BUDDEN

RAMP Fund helps riders Community Recorder

Employees of the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky and its Board of Trustees are making life easier for their riders with special needs. TANK’s Northern Kentucky Regional Area Mobility Program is the doorto-door shared ride service available to disabled citizens in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties who are unable to use regular routes or a traditional bus. “The fee for this important service is nominal, but it adds up quickly for those who are on a fixed income and must use it frequently,” said Bryan Carlisle, TANK board chairman. To help address this challenge, TANK board members responded and provided personal gifts to launch the Project RAMP

Fund. Shortly after its creation, TANK employees also contributed to the fund and are continuing to do so by payroll deductions. “Project RAMP now provides financial assistance to registered RAMP users who find it difficult to pay for their transportation on RAMP,” said Carlisle. In a presentation at TANK offices on March 12, seven RAMP riders received their official notification of extra financial assistance for RAMP services. Riders must qualify for RAMP under the Americans with Disabilities Act and demonstrate certain levels of economic disadvantage. “These awards were made possible by a combination of funds from the generous TANK employees who see these riders every day and the leader-

ship of the TANK Board,” said Cynthia Lawhorn Williams, CEO of the Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky, who officially presented the awards. Williams praised the TANK employees for their generosity and thanked them for being role models for the community. The next open application period will be May 130 for awards to be used the second half of 2013. Applications will be available April 15 on the TANK website. To make a tax-deductible donation, go to the Project RAMP website at and click on the “donate” button. Checks can also be mailed to Project RAMP c/o The Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky at 4890 Houston Road, Florence, KY 41042.



IN THE SERVICE Barron graduates combat training

High School.

Army Pvt. James G. Barron has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Barron is the son of Teresa and James Barron of Erlanger and a 2012 graduate of Dixie Heights

bachelor’s degree in 2011 from Georgetown College.

Ellis graduates

Army National Guard Spc. Ian A. Ellis has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, and field tactics. Ellis is the son of JoAnn Kerns and nephew of Katie Campbell, both of Fort Mitchell. He is a 2007 graduate of Holmes High School in Covington. He earned a

Dixie grad earns promotion

Navy Seaman Apprentice Corey A. Klei, son of Mary K. and John S. Klei of Edgewood, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Klei received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. Klei is a 2010 graduate of Dixie Heights High School.

BUSINESS UPDATE Smith earns promotion

Nathan Smith has been elevated to the role of chairman for the Manufactured Housing Institute, the only national trade association representing all aspects of factory-built housing. Headquartered in Arlington, Va., for proximity to Capitol Hill, MHI serves its membership by providing industry research, promotion, education and advocacy efforts. Smith is a partner in Erlanger-based SSK Communities, a company that sells, finances, and in-

sures homes and manages manufactured home communities . Smith is a past president of the Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute Board of Directors . Smith is an alumnus of Northern Kentucky University and also serves on its Board of Regents.

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POLICE REPORTS LAKESIDE PARK/CRESTVIEW HILLS Arrests/Citations Kenneth E. Tebelman, 35, 1211 Scott St., theft at Dixie Hwy., March 6. Nicholas E. Pike, 35, 5065 Chase Ln., DUI at I-275, March 8. Sandra L. Toebbe, 67, 2701 Leatherwood, DUI at Leatherwood, March 7. Shane M. Iles, 34, 100009 Calava

Ct., DUI at I-275, March 17. Jonathan R. Davis, 33, 35 Country Seat, public drunkenness at Hudson Ave., March 18. Frank E. Noack, 50, 1861 Grove Point Dr., DUI at I-275, March 24. Shelby A. Sterling, 20, 2752 Berwood Ln., menacing at Arcadia Ave., March 21. Theresa S. Brinson, 33, 18150 Possum Ridge Rd., DUI at Dixie and I-275, March 31.

Incidents/Investigations Criminal mischief Reported at 179 Farmview Way, March 10. Shoplifting Reported at 2900 Town Center Blvd., March 3. Reported at 2787 Town Center Blvd., March 16. Theft Reported at 333 Thomas More Pkwy., March 11. Theft from building Reported at 541 Tuscany Valley

Ct., No. 7, March 1.

FORT MITCHELL Incidents/Investigations Marijuana possession Driver found to have marijuana at Dixie Hwy., March 21.

FORT WRIGHT Arrests/Citations Robert D. Peters, 28, 2521 Warren St., No. 1, shoplifting at

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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3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., March 25. Harry A. Huelsman, 42, 2521 Warren St., No. 1, robbery at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., March 25. Mandy N. Deakins, 23, 2045 Scott St., shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., March 27. Alicia M. Lantry, 22, 412 W. 5th St., shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., March 27. Sandra L. Eversole, 32, 633 Highland Pike, shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., March 28. Elizabeth A. King, 19, 4730 Hwy. 16, shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., March 28. William P. Mincey, 36, 803 Isabella St., shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., March 28. Clayton T. Cochran, 36, 724 Parkview Dr., shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., March 28.

Incidents/Investigations Shoplifting Electronics stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., March 27. Merchandise stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., March 28. DVDs stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., March 28. Fishing reel stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., March 28. Computer stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., March 28. Shoplifting, robbery

Megan Fisher, 28, and Andrew Scholle, 28, both of Cincinnati, issued March 7. Ann Corpman, 30, and Paul Wimmer, 30, both of Cincinnati, issued March 7. Sveltlana Tsetsenkova, 29, of Estonia and Jeremy Frisby, 29, of Somerset, issued March 7. Melissa Cain, 23, of Crescent Springs and Charro Peeno, 36, of Erlanger, issued March 7. Meghann Owings, 28, of Fort Thomas and Nathan Acreman, 33, of Conroe, issued March 8. Christina Jones, 56, and David Moore, 63, both of Ashland, issued March 8. Elise Tapp, 29, of Fort Thomas and Judson Phillips, 41, of Dallas, issued March 8. Jenna Jackson, 23, and Joshua Collins, 25, both of Cincinnati, issued March 8. Felicia Matthews, 26, and Santosh Singh, 31, both of Cincinnati, issued March 22. Emily Margolen, 34, of Latonia and Bard Crenner, 32, of Loveland, issued March 22. Emily Chunbley, 28, and Seth Thitoff, 29, both of Cincinnati, issued March 22.

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Two men resisted arrest when stopped for shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., March 25.

PARK HILLS Arrests/Citations Jeremy W. Rice, 25, 2626 Tiverton, DUI, terroristic threatening at 1138 Mt. Allen Rd., March 30.

Incidents/Investigations Credit card fraud Card charged for services not provided at Cleveland Ave., March 12. Criminal mischief Coin operated washer and dryer damaged at Elberta Cir., March 11. Theft $240 cash stolen at 1207 Elberta Cir., No. 151, March 1. Household items stolen at 1188 Far Hills Dr., March 6.

Vanessa Willis, 28, of Massillon and Gregory Cannon, 29, of Cincinnati, issued March 22. Joanna Giovanna, 20, of Weston and Edward Focer, 25, of Porter, issued March 25. Helen Elliston-Bennett, 33, and Jason Towles, 35, both of Erlanger, issued March 25. Angela Unthank, 46, of Chicago and Dennis Parsons, 47, of Covington, issued March 25. Krisden Burke, 18, and Jordan Young, 19, both of Park Hills, issued March 25. Anne Barrett, 49, of Biloxi and Robert Fuchs II, of Ossining, issued March 26. Candace Phillips, 23, and Kenton Martin, 25, both of Cincinnati, issued March 26. Tonia Collier, 41, of Burlington and G. Andrew Gray, 45, of Independence, issued March 26. Maggie Hasson, 24, of Walton and James Carmack, 33, of Demosseville, issued March 27. Ashley Garnett, 20, and Ronald Blevins Jr., 24, both of Edgewood, issued March 27. Kristine Noble, 29, and Michael Crosby Jr., 26, both of Florence, issued March 28. Estella Hall, 46, of Covington and Alden Wilson, 46, of Newport, issued March 28. Robyn Leasure, 40, and Christopher Gilb, 36, both of Covington, issued March 28. Christina Smothers, 29, and Thomas Rauf, 30, both of Covington, issued March 28. Mary Roach, 32, and Joseph Dewald, 32, both of Independence, issued March 28. Karen Byerly, 35, and Brian Lamm, 37, both of Villa Hills, issued March 28. Amanda Lageman, 27, and Michael Elam, 27, both of Taylor Mill, issued March 28.

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MCFALLS Terry and Diane McFalls, of Union, celebrate 47 years of marriage on April 16, 2013, with their children, Michael and Suzzane McFalls of Hebron, Dr. Michael and Christine Seger of Loveland, Ohio, Joe and Katie McFalls, of Fort Thomas, Jeff and Jackie McFalls and granddaugh ter Genevieve of Fort Thomas.



DEATHS Marion Bogner Marion R. Bogner, 92, of Edgewood, died April 4, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a member of St. Pius X Church. Her husband, George Bogner, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Tom Bogner of Villa Hills, and David Bogner of Edgewood; sister, Hilda Kloenne of Fort Wright; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Interment was at St. John Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: St. Pius X Church Building Fund, 348 Dudley Road, Edgewood, KY 41017; or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Robert Cahill Robert L. “Pete” Cahill, 78, of Villa Hills, died April 1, 2013, at his residence. He was a retired golf course superintendent at Summit Hills Country Club, former president of the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America, member of Summit Hills Country Club, and avid golfer. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Cahill of Villa Hills; sons, Kevin Cahill of Salt Lake City, and Mark Cahill of Fort Wright; daughters, Mary Johnson of Florence, and Amy Schoenbachler of Louisville; brother, Bill Cahill of Fort Wright; sisters, Birdie Michels of Erlanger, Ritzi Brake of Erlanger, Sister Betty Cahill of Villa Hills, and Dolly Egan of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and five grandchildren. Memorials: Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio St., Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611.

Filomena Catalano Filomena Catalano, 80, of Fort Wright, died March 31, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She worked as a seamstress for Burkhardt Clothing, and was a member of St. Agnes Church. Her husband Ralph Catalano died previously. Survivors include her children, Mary Neuhaus of Edgewood, Vincent Catalano of Fort Wright, and Nick Catalano of Fort Wright; and grandchildren, Nina Neuhaus and Brian Neuhaus. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017; or the Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Robert Fuehner Robert “Bob” G. Fuehner, 82, of Florence, died April 3, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a printer for more than 40 years, and a Knight of St. John. His sister, Lorraine Fuehner, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Mildred “Millie” Fuehner of Florence; daughter, Theresa Brummer of Dry Ridge; son, Mark Fuehner of Villa Hills; and six grandchildren. Memorials: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 8050 Hosbrook Road, No. 314, Cincinnati, OH 45236; or the American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Ann Goshorn Gaylor; daughter, Terri Gaylor of Fort Mitchell; sons, Bill Gaylor of Fort Mitchell, and Dave Gaylor of Warsaw; brothers, Terry Lee Gaylor of Knoxville, Tenn., and Johnny Ray Graham of Morning View; and eight grandchildren. Burial was at Kentucky Veteran Cemetery North in Williamstown. Memorials: the family of Lynn Gaylor.

Robert Harden Robert A. Harden, 82 of Edgewood, formerly of Bellevue, died April 2, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was retired from Westerman Printing Co. in Cincinnati as a litho-plate maker after 40 years of service, was a member of Lakeside Presbyterian Church, attended Immanuel United Methodist Church, was a deacon at the Union Presbyterian Church, Scottish Drummer with the Cincinnati Caledonia Pipe Band, member of Colonel Clay Masonic Lodge No. 159 F&AM, member of the Masonic Golf League of Cincinnati, and was in the Naval Reserve. His sister, Mary Jane Smith, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Gladys S. Young Harden of Edgewood; daughters, Michelle Berberich of Lexington, Donna Wuest of Harrison, Ohio, and Nancy McCurdy of Austin, Texas; sons, Dr. Darin Harden of Louisville, and Raymond Harden of Williamstown; sister, Betty Lou Larman of Villa Hills; brother, Ed C. Harden of Edgewood; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Interment was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516; or the charity of donor’s choice.

Jesse Harney Jr. Jesse R. Harney Jr., 77, of Newport, died March 30, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired truck driver for Ryerson Trucking, teamster for Local 100, and a Kentucky Colonel. His wife, Donna L. GoetzHarney, died previously. Survivors include his children, Cyndi Jordan of Fort Thomas, David Harney of Newport, Jeff Harney of Fort Wright, and Patrick Harney of Florence; brother, William Harney of Dayton; sister, Verna Lee Fenhoff of Newport; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and former wife, Bernadette Harney of Fort Thomas. Interment was at St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: American Stroke Association, 5211 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 283-0404 for more information. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513-2424000 for pricing details. For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the “Obituaries” link at Survivors include his fiance, Sharlene Adams, parents, Jim and Mildred Hedrick of Villa Hills; sons, Rob Hedrick of Covington, and Ryan Hedrick of Newport; sister, Sherrie Foppe of Alexandria; and granddaughter, Layla Hedrick. Memorials: Special Olympics of Northern Kentucky, P.O. Box 393, Florence, KY 41042; or Transitions, Development Director, 700 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073; or the charity of donor’s choice.

Walter Kirkpatrick Walter Herbert Kirkpatrick, 85, of Erlanger, died March 15, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a retired structural iron worker, member of the Iron Workers Local 44 for more than 62 years, member of Florence Masonic Lodge No. 949 F&AM where he served as past master, and was a member of Florence Baptist Church where he formerly was a deacon. His brothers, Earl and Lyter Kirkpatrick, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn “Fay” Arnold Kirkpatrick; children, Keith Kirkpatrick, Mark Kirkpatrick, and Lesa G. Adams; sisters, Rowena Houze, Frances Bruce, and Pauline Pemberton; and a grandson, Matthew Adams. Burial will be at Hopeful Lutheran Cemetery in Florence. Memorials: Hopeful Lutheran Church Cemetery, 6430 Hopeful Church Road, Florence, KY 41042; or Florence Masonic Lodge, P.O. Box 893, Florence, KY 41022.

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William Lommel William Lommel, 96, of Covington, died March 29, 2013, at the Providence Pavilion in Covington. He worked for 50 years with Dr. George Sperti at the Institutum Divi Thomae, was a lifelong member of St. Benedict Church in Covington, and member of the Holy Name Society. His wife, LaVerne, and sister, Dorothy Cummins, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Carolyn Baugh of Richmond, and Mary Lou Hansen of Fort Wright; grandson, Jeffrey Lommel of Fort Mitchell; and great-grandchildren, Billy and Tommy Lommel of Fort Mitchell. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery. Memorials: St. Benedict Church or School, 338 East 17th St., Covington, KY 41014.

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George A. Read, 92, of Fort Wright, died March 29, 2013. He was a Merchant Marine and Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Anne Read; children, Sharon Delany, Colleen Read, Beth Mattia, Gar Read, Kelly Read, and Kevin Read; 10 grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren. Interment was at St. Mary Cemetery. Memorials: St. Agnes Church, 1680 Dixie Hwy., Fort Wright, KY 41011; or Notre Dame Academy, 1699 Hilton Drive, Park Hills, KY 41011.

Mary Alice Parr, 90, of Fort Thomas, died April 1, 2013, at St. Margaret Hall in Cincinnati. She was a lifelong member of St. Thomas Church in Fort Thomas. Her husband, Joseph John Parr, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Thomas Parr of Cold Spring, and Ken Parr of Lexington; daughters, Mary Beth Parr Perry of Alexandria, Linda Parr Wright of Erlanger, and Patty Parr Schla-


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also worked at and retired from the Drawbridge Inn where she served in many different positions, and worked in traffic and the tea room at Shillito’s. Her husband, Robert F. Voskuhl, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara A. Gold; sons, Michael R. Voskuhl, Stephen C. Voskuhl, and Jeffrey L. Voskuhl; sister, Agnes Staverman; nine grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Interment was at Mother of God Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017; or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017; or charity of the donor’s choice.

Barbara Hanlon of Cincinnati, and Michelle Pharo of Cincinnati, 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorials: Carmel Manor Care Center in Fort Thomas.

Betty Schappert Betty Boone Schappert, 84, of Dillsboro, Ind., died March 29, 2013, at Shady Nook Care Center. She worked for Lite Craft of California in Florence. Survivors include her son, Tommy Boone of Burlington; daughters, Sharon Garnett Johnson of Dillsboro, Ind., Ruth Ann Conway of Elsmere, and Tammy Lynn Kinsey of Florence; sister, Patricia Scott of Dayton; eight grandchildren, 14 greatgrandchildren and two greatgreat-grandchildren. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Erlanger.

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Dorothy Voskuhl Dorothy Ann Voskuhl, 89, of Crescent Springs, died March 27, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker but

Leslie Wolfe Sr., 87, of Buford, Ga, formerly of Falmouth, died April 1, 2013. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and worked for 30 years at General Motors in Norwood, Ohio. Two sisters and a brother died previously in infancy. His sister,

Aleida, also died previously. Survivors include his wife, Yvonne; daughters, Christy Lynne of Buford, Ga., and Regina Etheridge of Albuquerque, N.M.; son, Leslie Jr. of Buford, Ga., and Roy Brent Wolfe of Grayson; siblings, Zola Moore and Reta Wright, and Paul Wolfe, of Falmouth, Marvin Wolfe of Erlanger, Ronnie Wolfe of Richmond, and Llano Wolfe of Batavia, Ohio. Burial with military honors was at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga.

Judy Zeiser Judy A. Zeiser, 68, of Elsmere, died March 31, 2013. She was a homemaker, and member of St. Henry Church. Survivors include her husband, Bob Zeiser; daughters, Paige Hermann, and Shannon Wong; sister, Sharon Wehry; and four grandchildren. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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Helping abused and neglected children is as easy as taking pennies to the bank. During April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, all Republic Bank banking centers in Kentucky are collecting miles of pennies to help the thousands of children served by Sunrise Children’s Services. Donation jars are available in each of Republic Bank’s 34 locations around the state. The month-long partnership with Sunrise includes

promotions with Sunrise’s “Penny Miles,” an animated character who teaches kids that it takes 84,840 pennies laid side by side to stretch a mile. Each mile of pennies collected amounts to $844.80, money that is used to serve more abused and neglected children. “We hope our clients will join in our spirit of fun for this very serious cause,” commented Michael Sadofsky, senior vice president of marketing. To further promote the program, Republic has

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