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Smoking ban called burden to business

By Regan Coomer and Jason Brubaker

Letters abound

Two students at River Ridge Elementary have already lettered for state and they are only in the fifth grade. Actually the two qualified for a state-level competition where they voiced their opinons on books they read to authors and were judged locally on the content of those letters. Read more about Laura Hudson and Will Snedegar in schools. SCHOOLS, A5

‘Wings’ soar

By leaps and bounds the I Have Wings annual fundraising event “Spring Bling” grows. This year’s event will take place at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center and promises to attract a large number of attendees and be a moving experience for all of those affected by breast cancer. Since 2002 I Have Wings has supported those who’ve confronted the disease in some way in their lives. LIFE, B1

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At noon Thursday, April 14, Michelle Eversole, senior health educator, and Emily Gresham Wherle, public information administrator for the Northern Kentucky Health Department, will be chatting about the Kenton County smoke-free ordinance – what businesses need to do to comply, how complaints can be filed, and other issues on To participate in the chat go to for more information near noon April 14.

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Kenton County’s controversial smoking ban on public places, excluding private clubs and 21and-over establishments, will go into effect April 15. While bars and private clubs are exempted, county businesses operating as a bar/restaurant could find difficulties in the middle ground – if a business’s smoking area is separate, it must be truly so with a separate air system as well as its own entrance. “We’re a small business. We don’t have a fortune to put in this kind of stuff,” said Kevin Novesl, owner of the Knuk-n-Futz in Taylor Mill. “With the economy the way it is, it’s hard enough to make ends meet. It was an idiotic thing to do at this time.” County officials, business owners, activists, health professionals and others have debated the legality of a smoking ban in Northern Kentucky for more than two years. With Boone County’s officials deciding to drop the issue last July and Campbell County’s new fiscal court overturning the comprehensive ban passed by the prior fiscal court in February, Kenton County stands alone as the only Northern Kentucky county with a smoking ban, albeit exempted. Kenton’s solitary position regarding the smoking ban in turn puts business owners in jeopardy, Novesl said. “If someone wants to go out


Daniel and Connie Pennington enjoy some drinks and cigarettes at Peecox in Erlanger on April 11. With the smoking ban set to go into effect, both say they may go out less, and predict that small businesses will be hurt if other customers do the same. and have a few drinks and smoke a cigarette, they can drive right over to Campbell County, five miles from me, and go to four or five places,” he said. “They’ve literally just chased business out of the county.” Crescent Springs resident Daniel Pennington agreed that the ban will affect where he and his wife go out. “We don’t go over to Cincin-

nati anymore because of the ban there,” said Pennington, while enjoying a cigarette at the Erlanger Peecox Bar & Grill. “And if people aren’t allowed to smoke at their favorite places anymore, I think a lot of people will just stay home more or they may go to other counties around here that don’t have the ban.” Other regulations affecting business owners in Kenton Coun-

ty's exempted smoking ban include a list of duties: owners must ask smokers to refrain from smoking in a nonsmoking area, require a smoker to leave the premises if the smoker refuses to extinguish any smoking materials after being requested to do so and contact the police if the smoker refuses to leave the premises. The ordinance can be viewed in full at

Parties see need for dispatch study By Regan Coomer

At an April 7 public forum meant to solicit opinions from emergency responders about a possible consolidation of the region’s 911 dispatch centers, the directive to Northern Kentucky officials was simple: conduct a study. Since taking office in 2011, Kenton County Judge-executive Steve Arlinghaus has had a few meetings with his fellow county judges to discuss a possible consolidation of the Boone and Campbell county dispatches with Kenton County’s three dispatch centers in Covington, Erlanger and Kenton County. Edgewood Police Chief Tony Kramer, representing the Northern Kentucky Police Chiefs Association, told the three judge-executives that a dispatch consolidation would be a “complicated process.” “This process will be so complex that all the issues cannot be identified or discussed in a simple

“This really is an issue of safety for me. I know less than a mile from here from I-275 when I call 911 on my cellular phone service I get switched between Covington, Kenton County and Erlanger and at the end of the day, I don’t care who comes as long as somebody comes.”

Jill Bailey Taylor Mill city administrator

letter of public forum,” he continued. “This will require an indepth, carefully thought-out exploration with continued input from various shareholders that will be affected throughout this entire process.” Dennis Halpin, Taylor Mill fire chief, told the judges that members of the Kenton County Fire Chiefs Association “positively agree on the study of combining dispatch services.” Other speakers at the forum included city officials, residents and representatives of regional and state organizations. Taylor Mill City Administrator Jill Bailey spoke as a wife of a police officer. “This really is an issue of safe-

ty for me,” she said. “I know less than a mile from here from I-275 when I call 911 on my cellular phone service I get switched between Covington, Kenton County and Erlanger and at the end of the day, I don’t care who comes as long as somebody comes.” Kenton County resident and Libertarian Party of Kentucky member Courtney Jung expressed concerns that a tri-county dispatch could become “unaccountable.” “It seems as though existing multi-county organizations all began with good intentions, but grow into somewhat unaccountable bureaucracies with new taxes and fee increases,” she said.

“What would prevent this new proposed agency from becoming the next Sanitation District No. 1?” Covington City Commissioner Steve Frank told county leaders that action is of the essence, especially because the FCC has mandated that all dispatch centers must update to narrowband channels by 2013. “I would urge that whatever our commitments are that this be a timely thing. We shouldn’t just sit around on our hands,” he said. While no decisions have been made regarding a study, Arlinghaus said, the first step is to put together a committee made up of first responders in police, fire and EMS as well as city and county officials. At that time a decision can be made to do the study in-house or to hire a third party individual to mediate and consult with the committee, Arlinghaus said. “They all seem to be very supportive of that concept,” he said of the emergency responders. “We all realize that we need to move on this.”

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Fort Mitchell trying to entice new businesses By Jason Brubaker

The Fort Mitchell City Council is optimistic that an economic incentive will attract new businesses. The incentive calls for new businesses that create and retain at least 25 jobs and maintain an annual payroll of at least $2.5 million to be eligible for an abatement on their occupational license fees. Mayor Chris Wiest said the

amount of the abatement will be at the city’s discretion, but could be up to a 50 percent break for five years, or a 25 percent break for 10 years. If a new business met the minimum requirements, Wiest said they would typically generate $25,000 in payroll tax annually for the city. However, if the business were to receive a 25 percent abatement over a 10-year period, they would save $6,250 each year, or $62,500 over the life of the abatement.

“As a city, we’re competing for jobs, growth and revenue,� said Wiest. “We wanted the ability to offer an incentive, or we run the risk of losing out to cities that do.� Dave Heidrich, the general manager of Zalla Cos., said the incentive will make a big difference in attracting new, quality businesses to the city. Zalla Companies manages the Chamber Office Park off Buttermilk Pike. “We’re very fortunate that Fort Mitchell is an attractive place for businesses to locate, given its

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location and the amenities offered by the city,� he said. “But now with the market the way it is, we’re out there competing with cities who may not have an insurance tax or a school tax, and that makes a big difference. So this is something I think the city needed to do, to make sure we continue to get good businesses here.� Wiest said the incentive is designed only for new businesses, although the city could offer it to an existing business only if there were “reasonable probability� that

the business was going to relocate outside of the city. The council unanimously approved the incentive at a special council meeting on April 5. “I think it’s a good plan, because we can bring more people and more money into the city,� said council member Mary Burns. “Once we get more people in here, they visit the city’s restaurants and gas stations and things of that nature, and the city benefits as a whole.�

Woman dies after pulled from lake

An elderly woman pulled from a small lake Monday morning by two Boone County Sheriff’s deputies has died at St. Elizabeth in Florence. Ethel Hall, 81, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, had been missing for about 10 minutes from Demia Way when Deputy Anthony Lusty saw shoes in the lake at the end of Lakeside Drive. Lusty, who was searching the area on a bicycle, jumped into the lake and pulled Hall to shore, said

Rob Reuthe, sheriff’s operations administrator. Deputy Scott Dhonau arrived and the two began performing CPR, Reuthe said. They continued to try to resuscitate Hall until paramedics arrived. Florence/Fire and EMS continued CPR as they took Hall to the hospital. Hall and her husband, of Crescent Springs, often came to the small lake because their son owns a business on Demia Way, Reuthe said. Hall’s husband was

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Cities press county to fill job vacancy By Regan Coomer and Jason Brubaker

A heated discussion at the March Kenton County Mayor’s Group meeting initiated the hiring process for one full-time and one part-time employee in the county treasurer’s office. With tax collections down and a large amount of delinquent taxes still unpaid, some mayors feel an unfilled position at the Kenton County Treasurer’s Office could be partially at fault. Erlanger City Administrator Linda Carter, who attended the mayor’s group meeting, said that while there have been improvements in the last few years, tracking the collection of delinquent taxes is still difficult. For that reason, a full-time auditor at the treasurer’s office could be helpful, Carter said. “We need someone who has that auditing background to where they fully understand the tax process,” she said. “We need someone with that kind of expertise who can handle this process and make it more efficient at the same time.” Kenton County is responsible for the collection of payroll taxes, occupational license fees and business taxes for county cities and in 2009

raised the fee for collection from 1 percent to 2 percent of the collection amount. Collection fees for the county come in around $300,000 annually. Taylor Mill Mayor Dan Bell said it’s the county’s duty to hire enough manpower to keep collections as high as possible. “We paid you. We doubled our fee for you to collect these taxes, now the county needs to provide the manpower,” said Bell, who was also at the March mayor’s group meeting and in favor of the hiring. “I thought we made it clear,” he said. Since the mayor’s group meeting, the Kenton County Fiscal Court gave County Treasurer Jerry Knochelmann the go-ahead to fill the position, which has been vacant since September. Applications for a full-time and a part-time employee were due April 4, Knochelmann said. Knochelmann said he waited to fill the position because he didn’t want to bring on a new person during tax time because it’s hectic and hard to train a new employee. In addition, Knochelmann waited so that he could assess exactly what type of person is needed to keep the tax season running as smooth as possible. “I don’t want to hire somebody and two years down the road figure

out we don’t need them,” he explained. As to delinquent taxes, Knochelmann said the current amount is half of what it was in 2007 when he started as treasurer: at that time there were about 7,000 delinquent tax collections. Today, there are about 3,500. “We’ve made great strides in the three years I’ve been here,” he said. As for Crescent Springs Mayor Jim Collett, since the county enacted the 2 percent collection fee, collections have been down in Crescent Springs. Whether the economy or the county is at fault, he isn’t sure, said Collett, who also attended the mayor’s group meeting. “The fact of the matter is they’re understaffed compared to where they used to be and receipts are down,” he said. Fort Mitchell Mayor Chris Wiest, who spoke at the mayor’s group meeting, said the county not filling the full-time auditor’s position has hurt the collection process. “It’s a revenue stream for the city, so absolutely we’d like to see everything cleaned up to get where it needs to be,” he said. “I think we’ll get what we need when the county gets going, but we don’t quote know when that might be,” said Wiest.

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Autozone possible for Centennial Blvd. By Regan Coomer

While the opening of an AutoZone is months away, the preliminary steps began at the last Independence council meeting. At the April 4 meeting, council unanimously approved a request for a zoning text amendment that would allow AutoZone, and like businesses, to build in the Planned Unit Development (PUD) zone along Centennial Boulevard. The possible AutoZone property is between Walgreens and Centennial Plaza. Now that Independence officials have OK’d the request, the zoning text amendment will be reviewed by the Kenton County Planning Commission (KCPC). The KCPC will send it back to the city with its recommendation for approval or disapproval. It’s then up to council to pass two more readings before the change is official. PUD zones require businesses to draw up a two-

stage plan that must be approved by city council before construction begins. The site could also work for a fast-food restaurant in addition to the AutoZone, said Mark Sennet of Beckmark Properties, a real estate development company in West Chester. Sennett said the AutoZone and/or restaurant would fit the aesthetics of the rest of the buildings in the area. Council Member Carol Franzen asked that the restaurant be a sit-down type of restaurant. “I get all kinds of requests from residents asking for more sit-down restaurants,” she said. “Residents tell me ‘We have enough fast food/drive thru type of restaurants.’ They want some place for their family to go and eat.” Should the AutoZone build in Sennet’s location, it would be down the street from the proposed Advanced Auto Parts set to go in the in-progress shopping center on Ky. 17 across from Centennial Boulevard.


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Lessons in caring planted at Schoolhouse By Regan Coomer

Little Red Schoolhouse parent Dana Grizzell looked on with a smile while her girls watered the cherry tree dedicated to her April 8. The Independence school hosted a breast cancer awareness walk, Walk for a Cure, as well as a tree dedication in Grizzell’s honor, a parent whose children have been going to the school for their entire lives. Grizzell is in the midst of battling inflammatory breast cancer, a rare and aggressive type of cancer. The Double Pink Weeping cherry tree was planted for Grizzell in front of the Little Red Schoolhouse after the 3, 4 and 5-year-old children walked to Sterling Staggs Park and back. “It’s overwhelming,” said Grizzell, a Crittenden resident. “Little Red has been our family for nine years now.”

Easter Egg scramble

The Villa Hills Civic Club will hold a Easter Egg scramble from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 17. The event is sponsored by the VHCC Ladies Auxilliary, and will include crafts, a petting zoo, a visit from the Easter Bunny and refreshments. There will also be an egg hunt, with children split into age groups. Contact the VHCC at 341-7227.


Little Red Schoolhouse parent Dana Grizzell, right, hugs the school’s director Kylene Blackburn after a breast cancer awareness walk April 8. In the foreground is the Double Pink Weeping Cherry Tree provided by TW’s Landscape & Design dedicated to Grizzell after the walk.


The Independence Little Red Schoolhouse hosted a breast cancer awareness walk, Walk for a Cure, April 8. The walk was held in honor of parent Dana Grizzell, pictured with her daughters Emily and Caitlyn. While the love and support her family is receiving is gratifying, promoting breast cancer awareness is just as important, Grizzell

BRIEFLY owl to show off to the audience. The program is free to attend, and is intended for families with children ages 10 and older. It will be held in the cemetery’s chapel. For more information, call 331-3220.

Edgewood holds race

The 3,400-square-foot Sephora store will open its doors in the Crestview Hills Town Center Friday, April 22. Located at 2854 Town Center Blvd., the store’s hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The first 100 clients to show up at the grand opening will dip into a stash of Sephora gift cards with mystery values of up to $100.

The Edgewood Recreation Department is sponsoring an Amazing Race Scavenger Hunt at 6:30 p.m. April 30 at the Edgewood Senior Center. The race is open to all ages, and teams will consist of two to six players. Each team must have a digital camera to capture the images in the challenge. Teams will have two hours to complete the challenge, and refreshments will be provided following the contest. The entry fee is $25 per team, and registration is required because space is limited. For more information, or to register, visit or call 331-5910.

Nature program

Graeter’s returning

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Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell is holding the next program in its nature series at 6:30 p.m. April 28. That night, the cemetery will welcome in representatives of Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky. They will bring a golden eagle, barred owl, turkey vulture and screech

said. “Education is power. You can never start too young with education, compassion and giving.”

The Graeter family announced it is bringing Graeter’s Ice Cream back to Northern Kentucky this summer. The company has signed leases for two of the locations operated by its former franchisee. The first location to reopen will be at 301 Buttermilk Pike in Fort Mitchell, with

the second location being on Grand Avenue in Fort Thomas. Both stores will now be under Graeter’s ownership and will be completely renovated. Both stores will also feature Graeter’s full line of bakery and candy products. The fourth-generation, family-owned Graeter’s Ice Cream has been a Cincinnati institution for more than 140 years. For more information, visit

Grant to help Kenton

The Kenton County Fire Chiefs Association announced that they have received a grant to help upgrade radio equipment and systems within the county. The Assistance to Firefighters Grant, which is part of FEMA, totals $537,108 for all 15 departments that the association oversees. The local match required for the grant is $134,276. The grant was hosted by the Crescent Springs/ Villa Hills Fire Department. Chief Jeff Wendt said the grant will be used to upgrade the departments’ radios, which will be obsolete by 2013 with current technology. He said they’ll first address the Kenton County and Erlanger emergency dispatch centers to get them operating with the new technology before moving on to each department.

Proceeds of the walk will benefit Grizzell, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and inflammatory breast cancer research.

While the walk’s proceeds goal was originally $500, parents, teachers, community members and even students tripled that goal by donating more than $1,700 to the cause, said Kylene Blackburn, director of the Independence Little Red Schoolhouse. During the past week,

one student even asked for money to donate to the Grizzell family rather than birthday presents, Blackburn said. “It’s amazing,” she said. “The kids did great. They were excited and they were really really ready for it.” For more Independence news visit

Thomas More College launches STEM program Kentucky News Service Hoping to boost the number of local high school students majoring in math and science, Thomas More College Friday launched a new program that will provide 3,000 Northern Kentucky students more resources to pursue college degrees and jobs in those areas. The three-year program begins this summer and is funded by $360,000 grant from the Toyota USA Foundation. It’s geared to develop long-term partnerships between the college faculty and local high school teachers to encourage more students to participate in activities in science, technology, engineering and math, fields referred to as STEM. Known as the Thomas More STEM Initiative (TSI), organizers hope the program urges more students to major in those fields and ultimately become professional workers in STEMrelated fields for companies in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

TSI also is a professional development program for teachers designed to increase and sustain the number, quality and diversity of STEM teachers, especially in underserved areas in Northern Kentucky. Thomas More will partner with eight Northern Kentucky schools in the program, including Bellevue High School, Bishop Brossart High School, Dayton High School, Holy Cross High School, Lloyd Memorial High School, Ludlow High School, Newport High School and Newport Central Catholic High School. He said the grant will also pay for field trips for students to visit such places as Thomas More’s science labs on campus, the Bank of Kentucky Observatory and the college’s Biology Field Station in California, Ky., of which Lorentz is director. About 1,000 students will be involved in the program each academic year. After all these activities, teachers, along with TMC faculty, will identify up to

five qualified students from each school to attend a weeklong summer camp on campus. Students who achieve academic success and show a sincere interest in the STEM disciplines will be selected to receive a full scholarship to attend the camp. Matthew Broering, 17, a junior at Newport Central Catholic High School, is confident the program will be helpful. He plans to major in biology or pre-med in college after he graduates next year, eventually hoping to become a medical doctor. “It will help enhance Northern Kentucky students’ education in STEM fields that people in other countries won’t get to experience,” Broering said. Thomas More president Margaret Stallmeyer also believes the program will be a plus. “We’re confident this project will reap benefits for our schools and Northern Kentucky businesses,” she said.


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River Ridge Elem. students’ letters move on to state level By Jason Brubaker


It all adds up

Students at St. Pius X school in Edgewood raised more than $8,000 recently by participating in a Math-a-Thon event to support St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. For raising the most money of all the classrooms, Jaime Nelson's second-grade class earned a party in their room. Shown in this picture are students Jason Reid (left), Jaden Siemer, and Jackson Frisch.

Students Ross Lux (left), Ella Weaver and Jason Reid.


Lauren Hudson and Will Snedegar should have no trouble with their next book report. The two River Ridge Elementary fifth–graders recently qualified for the state level in the Letters About Literature contest, a national competition that challenges students to write a letter to an author about a book they’ve read. The letter had to express how the book impacted or changed them, as well as whether they enjoyed it and why. Hudson wrote her letter to Wilson Rawls about “Where the Red Fern Grows,” while Snedegar wrote his letter to Lois Lowry about “Number the Stars.” “I never thought my letter would be one of the best ones, because it was kind of hard to write,” said Snedegar. “There was a word limit, and it was hard to say everything I wanted to say without going over the limit, so I was surprised when they told me I was one of the winners.” Hudson said she was pleasantly surprised also, given that they originally wrote their letters before Christmas. “We wrote it so long ago that I didn’t really know what was going on,” she said. “But it’s pretty cool to have our letters picked, because we worked hard on them.” In her letter, Hudson praised Rawls for the story, saying she liked the plot and the emotions the book explored.


River Ridge fifth–graders Will Snedegar and Lauren Hudson have advanced to the state level of the Letters About Literature contest. “The ending was sad, but it was a really good book,” she said. Sendegar however, didn’t take such a positive tone with his letter. He wrote Lowry about how there wasn’t a lot of action in the book, and that he found himself bored at times. “I wanted to give constructive criticism, so they didn’t think I was really angry or something,” he said. “But it did feel kind of good to be able to explain why I didn’t like the book.” According to a letter received by Katy Murray, who is Hudson

and Snedegar’s teacher, over 69,000 letters across the country were submitted for the contest, and only about 7,000 were selected to move on to the state level for judging. All of the state–winning letters will be graded by national judges, and national winners will be announced by the end of the school year. “It definitely feels pretty cool just to make it this far,” said Hudson. For more information about the contest, visit


Sydney Foster (left), Ben Atkins, Corinne Laws, and Isabelle Bennett enjoy their reward.

COVINGTON CATHOLIC H.S. HONOR ROLL Here are the third-quarter honor roll students for Covington Catholic High School:

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Grade 12: Lucas Armor, Alexander Emerson, Alexander Glavan, Daniel Gregory, Sean Hamm, Matthew Jeffrey, Khang Le, Connor Maschinot, Cory Matsko, Joshua Moorman, Brett Riedinger, Kevin Schoettle and Troy Timmerman. Grade 11: Sean Baute, Joseph Bernhard, Tanner Coyne-Chailland, Brian Fagel, Grant Guess, Michael Helton, Tyler Hoefinghoff, Paul Kleier, Michael Maurer, Dominic Michels, Garret Oien; Blake Perkins, Matthew Rolf, Stephen Schafer, Eric Schieman, Brayden Schlagbaum, Eric Schneider, Austin Schroder, Corey Severson, Nick Weber and Kurt Wittmer. Grade 10: Ryan Bowman, Andrew Brueggeman, Prescott Drees, Tanner Fangman, Adam Goddard, Joseph Kendall, Liem Le, Grant Lyons, Kyle Massie, Alexander Mize; William Nutter, Alex Scanlon, Andrew Schwartz, Benjamin Schweitzer, Nathan Wainscott, Jonathan Wessels and David Zalla. Grade 9: Brett Bauereis, Joseph Berns, Maxwell Boyle, Samuel Burchell, Nicholas Cheesman, Bradley Couch, Anthony Goebel, Jeremiah Greer, Kyle Hennies, Benjamin Heppler, Adam Holstein-Seibert, Nicholas Kathman, Riley Kinsella; Thomas Lawler, William McMurtry, William Neltner, Sean Nemann, Keith Radcliff, Thomas Ryan, Aaron Schilling, Daniel Schlachter, Zachary Smith, Neal Stansel, Andrew Whitacre and Nathan Wichmann.


Grade 12: Matthew Baker, Andrew

Baldridge, John Bayer, Nicholas Bessler, Reid Butler, Patrick Ciuccio, Joseph Fredrick, Michael Hellmann, Nathan Kathman, Andrew Kendall, Neil Kennedy, Nicholas Meier; Jacob Read, Luke Schutzman, Jordan Seitz, Adam Shumate, William Stengle, Jacob Thelen, Kevin Tillman, William Torbeck, Brent Webster and Nathan Zembrodt. Grade 11: Thomas Batts, Quinn Birch, David Bitter, Christian Clark, Jacob Condon, Ian Dollenmayer, Alexander Flynn, Mark Hiltz, Mitchell Jacobs, Kevin Jeffrey, Sean Kiely, Joshua Kissel; Clinton Massie, Clinton Massie, Mitchell McDowell, Bryan Metzger, Daniel Mlinarik, Dylan Neff, James Nutter, Ryan Panoushek, Thomas Reitzes, Casey Stewart, Kyle Surace, Evan Talkers and Eric Torres. Grade 10: Robert Beatrice, Kevin Boerger, Noah Gripshover, Christian Gruner, William Henry, Alex Hodge, William Huber, Kellen Jenkins, Nikolaus Knipper, Bradley Knochelmann; Corbin Maschinot, Christopher Molony, Nicholas Otte, Daniel Sandfoss, Daniel Shumate, Zachary Tobler, Samuel Wehrman, Nicholas Wessels, Maxwell Williamson and Eric Zimmer. Grade 9: Jacob Blank, Luke Bolden, Michael Brunot, Daniel Chal, Colin Cummings, Brian Day, Connor Field, Adam Fischer, Anthony Flesch, David Hacker, Alec Hardcorn, Evan Harmeling, Samuel Hatter, Drew Henize, Thomas Hiltz; Jacob Kleier, Nathan LaMarre, Zachary Landwehr, Austin Oberhausen, Tyler O’Connell, John Pieper, Nicholas Pope, Matthew Quinn, Alex Riedinger, Matt Schmahl, Andrew Skubak, Christian Stewart, Jonathan Thiel, Louis Vennefron and Evan Wall.


Georgetown kudos

Former Gov. of Kentucky Martha Layne Collins congratulates Brittney Bailey for the scholarship she was awarded from Georgetown College. A senior at Scott High School, Brittney is the daughter of David Emmett of Edgewood.


Former Gov. Martha Layne Collins congratulates Katelyn Starnes for the scholarship she was awarded from Georgetown College. A senior at Dixie Heights High School, Katelyn is the daughter of Michael and Rachelle Starnes of Edgewood.

Bee winners

Rachel Turnwald of St. Joseph School in Crescent Springs was the finalist in the area school geography bee, and will now compete on the state level in the National Geographic Society Geography Bee in April. Logan Boyle, also of St. Joseph School, was the winner of the school spelling bee, and competed in the regional competition of the Scripps Spelling Bee held at the National Underground Railroad Center.



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Ky. Historical Society recognizes local students

Magnetic mystery

Nick Jacobs, a seventh-grader at St. Pius X school in Edgewood, shows his Science Fair display, “Magnetic Mystery,” at the North Area Counties of Kentucky Exposition of Science. Out of the 15 St. Pius students who attended NACKES, Nick, along with 10 other St. Pius students, were then selected to participate in the State Exposition of Science at Eastern Kentucky University. PROVIDED

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Students from around the Commonwealth were rewarded for their efforts at the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) 2011 Kentucky History Day (KHD) district three contest at the Frazier International History Museum in Louisville on Saturday, March 26. KHD is part of the National History Day program, which is an annual, year-long program designed to promote teaching and learning history in America’s schools. Students analyze the historical significance of their topics and present conclusions in dramatic performances, imaginative exhibits, multimedia documentaries, websites and research papers to audiences throughout the country. The theme for this year’s contest is “Debate

and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures and Consequences.” “A recent national study confirmed that students who participate in National History Day outperform their non-participating peers in all subjects, not just history. These students are better-prepared for college, are better writers and researchers, are more confident in their abilities, and outperform their peers on standardized testing in all subject areas. Also, by researching into the past, they become enthusiastic about history and its relevance to their present lives,” said Tim Talbott, KHS education project assistant and KHD coordinator. Eighteen schools, seven counties and 109 students participated in the district

three contest in hopes of advancing to the state contest on April 30 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. The top three students in each category received a medal, while all finishers in the top five received recognition and will advance to the state competition. Local winners in Kenton County included: • Leigha Moore, Anna Gregory and Emily Witt of Notre Dame Academy, fourth place, senior group performance, “Women in Society: Wollstonecraft vs. Rousseau” • Hannah Regan and Monica McFadden of Notre Dame Academy, fifth place, senior group exhibit, “End of Japanese Isolationism: Fuels Successes and Failures”

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Twenhofel chorus catches the ears of Disney judges By Regan Coomer

The Twenhofel Middle School Honors Chorus impressed one famous mouse last month at Festival Disney, a vocal competition held annually at Walt Disney World. The chorus, made up of 26 seventh and eighth graders, took home top honors from Festival Disney, held March 23-27. The chorus earned a trophy for its superior-rated performance as well as a Best in Class trophy and the Festival Disney Gold trophy (a gold statue of Mickey Mouse) for scoring the highest among all middle schools that competed. “When we got on the bus afterward, I told them ‘You guys did your personal best,’” said Director Sherry Clark.

“I was shocked, but so proud. It was electric.” The students performed four songs, including “Cantar,” sung in Spanish, and one dubbed “Lightening.” While the students have participated in choral competitions in the past, including an annual event held at King’s Island, this was the first time her students got the experience of performing in a concert hall, Clark said. Prior to the competition, students had to make a commitment to practice once a week every week since January. “It’s something pretty special to do,” Clark said. “I see many of my students making music a career or a big part of their future lives.” Going to the competition couldn’t have been possible with the district and

school’s support, said Clark, as well as the parents who chaperoned on the trip. “I see the whole school taking pride in our chorus,” she said. “The teachers and the school are more than supportive.” Eighth-grade chorus member Josh Ball, who performed at Festival Disney, credits Clark his dedication to performing. “It’s worth it for her,” said Ball of the weekly commitment to practice. “She’s an amazing director. We’re lucky to have such a caring teacher.” Fellow eighth grademember Monica Mullins said the competition was “awesome,” but being in chorus is just as fun. “I love chorus. It’s my favorite time of the day,” she said. For more Kenton County news visit

VMA awards high school scholarships Villa Madonna Academy High School has offered high school scholarships for the 2011- 2012 school year to the following eighth grade students: $2,000 Academic Schol-

arship - Craig Wagner, St. Thomas Elementary School; and Eric Baugh, Villa Madonna Academy. $800 VMA Alumni Scholarship - Charissa Junker, Villa Madonna

Academy. $1,000 Academic Scholarship - Michael Dumaine, Sts. Peter and Paul Elementary; Nicholas Boucher, Grant Giesbrecht and Amanda Werner, Villa Madonna Academy.

Fall Eastern Kentucky University graduates


The following local students graduated from Eastern Kentucky University on Dec. 18: Benjamin Johnson of Fort Mitchell, B.S. in recreation and park administra-

tion; Caroline Raymond of Villa Hills, B.A. general studies in health sciences; Curtis Robison of Fort Wright, B.B.A. in accounting; Richard Schiebelhuth of Villa Hills, B.S. in criminal

justice; Margaret Spears of Edgewood, B.A. general studies in business and technology; and Shaya Swift of Fort Mitchell, B.S. in elementary education teaching.


The week at Beechwood

The Beechwood baseball team beat Ashland Blazer 111, April 7. Beechwood’s Darrick Brliz pitched eight strikeouts, and Cody Gohs was 2-3, scored a homerun and had three RBI.

The week at Dixie

• The Dixie Heights softball team beat Simon Kenton 6-0, April 5. Dixie’s Katelyn Starnes had two RBI. Simon’s Courtney Morgan was 3-4 with a double and three RBI. On April 8, Dixie Heights beat Harrison County 4-3 in the Kenton County Classic. Dixie’s Starnes was 2-3 and hit a double. • In girls tennis, Dixie Heights beat Cooper 4-1, April 5. Dixie’s Starosciak beat Russell 6-2, 6-1; Petty beat O’Daniel 6-1, 6-0; NowlandGraves beat Biery-Biery 6-4, 62; Kuhlman-Margolen beat Patel-Large 6-1, 6-0. On April 7, Highlands beat Dixie Heights 5-0.

The week at Notre Dame

• In softball, Boone County beat Notre Dame 10-3, April 5. Notre Dame’s Laura Finke was 2-2, hit a double, scored a homerun and had two RBI. Highlands beat Notre Dame 12-11, April 6. Notre Dame’s Alyssa Sumpter was 2-5 with three RBI. On April 7, Notre Dame beat Heritage 15-0 in three innings, then 12-2 in five innings. In game one, Notre Dame’s Hannah Sullivan was 2-2, scored two runs, hit a triple and had five RBI. In game two, Maria Schaefer was 1-1, hit a double and scored two runs. On April 8, Brossart beat Notre Dame 10-0 in five innings in the Pete Knoll Invitational. • In girls tennis, Notre Dame beat Conner 5-0, April 5. Notre Dame’s Kelli Taylor beat Kaseke 6-0, 6-0; Abby Roebker beat North 6-2, 6-0; Eden Trimpe beat Frisch 6-2, 6-3; Jennifer Lestingi and Jessica Williams beat Heeman and Leick 6-4, 6-3; Gamel and Meagan Sullivan beat Bolwick and Glahn 5-7, 6-1, 10-7. On April 6, Notre Dame beat Villa Madonna 5-0. Megan Beischel beat Backscheider 61, 6-3; Emily Ryan beat Krems 6-2, 6-2; Erica Morrison beat Noll 6-0, 6-4; Grace Thoeny and Jennifer Lestingi beat Plummer and Geisbreght 6-1, 6-4; Hayleigh Deininger and Haley Bridwell beat Desmorris and Nester 7-5, 6-2.

The week at Villa

• In boys tennis, Calvary beat Villa Madonna 3-2, April 5. Villa’s Marius Vanmelle beat Garbig 6-7, 6-4, 6-4; and McLean and Zach Kenney beat Mian and Woughter 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. On April 6, Villa Madonna beat Scott 4-1. Villa’s Marius Van Melle beat Jimmy Hillmann 3-6, 6-1, 6-2; Zach Kenney beat Corey Thompson 6-2, 6-2; Gibson and McLean beat Billy Henry and Jacob Anneken 6-1, 6-1; Darien Lord and Radek Lord beat Lane Padgett and Keifer Kentrup 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Scott’s A.J. Berk beat Hawken Lord 6-4, 6-2. On April 7, Villa Madonna beat St. Henry 5-0. Gibson beat Boescher 6-0, 6-0; Zach Kenney beat Best 6-3, 6-1; Hawken Lord beat Linkugel 7-6 (7-4), 6-1; McLean and Marius Vanmelle beat Keller and Jaindel 6-1, 6-3; Radek Lord and Andy Poos beat Hils and Glaser 6-3, 6-1. • The boys track team placed eighth with a score of 33 in the Dixie Heights Invitational, April 5. Villa’s Schubert won the 400 meter in 53.71 seconds.

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New format, same goals for NDA tennis By James Weber

They are the last team state champions in girls tennis under the old Kentucky state championship structure. Now the Notre Dame Academy tennis team will look to win the title again under the new format. This season, there will be two separate championship tournaments. Last year's rules, in which separate singles and doubles brackets determined the team champion as well, will remain but only for individual glory. A new team format championship is added this year, involving the standard dual match format of three singles matches and two doubles matches, with the team victory going to the school that wins three or more matches. The Pandas return four of the six players from their 2010 state championship team including the state quarterfinalist doubles team of Laura Irons and Catriona Shaughnessy and state singles quarterfinalist Madie Cook, the top ranked junior in the state of Kentucky. Junior Alyssa Kennedy also made the quarterfinals in state in doubles. "Going into this year with the new team format, we’ll have flexibility and team balance to put play-


Members of the Notre Dame Academy tennis team stand on their court at Notre Dame Academy March 3. From left are: Madie Cook, Laura Irons, Catriona Shaughnessy and Alyssa Kennedy. ers in singles or doubles without hesitation," head coach Rob Hardin said. "The top eight to 10 players on this year’s team can play singles or doubles. We also have a strong freshman class coming in that will compete for doubles position at the varsity level." Among the top newcomers are

junior Ali Cheesman and sophomore Kelli Taylor. Like in most years, Hardin has a lot of depth at his disposal and has been liberally using that depth in regular-season matches so far. Hardin, in his 15th year at Notre Dame, has a 139-23 record at the school and posted his 200th career

win last season. "Making the final four and winning the team title in the new format is our goal this season," Hardin said. See more sports coverage at

A look at Kenton County tennis teams By James Weber

Here is a look at high school tennis teams in Kenton County, based on information provided by head coaches as of April 8. Not every team has provided information.

Beechwood boys

The Tigers were third in the region last year but return only two starters for long-time head coach Suzy Wera, who has a 204-70 record in 20 years with the program. Junior Michael Craig and sophomore Carter Richardson return to the starting lineup this year. Since neither graduates, Wera said this will be a transition year as she develops underclassmen to build for next year. Beechwood plays Covington Latin April 11 at NKU then goes to Boone County April 12 and Walton-Verona April 14.

Calvary Christian girls

The Cougars are on the prowl for their best season ever under sixth-year head coach Eric Hogarth. Calvary was 11-8 last year, setting a school record for most wins in a season. The Cougars were also second in the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference in Division III. Returning starters include Liz Myers, Ashley Dugger, Sam Hackman, Allie Myers, Paige Thoerner, and Lauren Webster. Thoerner was runner-up in the coaches invitational, one of the season’s top tournaments. Promising newcomers include Jenna Wright, Hannah Hogarth, and Jenna Webster. Coach Hogarth expects the team to have its best record ever with few losses in team matches. He has 24 girls in the program, which is 10 more than he usually has at his disposal. Six of


Covington Catholic senior Haden Cotton was regional doubles champion with graduate Daniel Sullivan in 2010. They reached the third round at state. April 14 and Beechwood April 19.

Lloyd girls


Covington Catholic junior Stephen Schafer, seen here practicing in March 2011, reached the second round of the state boys tennis singles tournament in 2010. the starters take lessons. “We are a deep team that has strong reserves,” the coach said. Calvary plays at Campbell County April 7. After spring break, Calvary plays at Beechwood April 18 and returns home to host Simon Kenton April 19.

CovCath boys

The Colonels said goodbye to Jimmy Roebker, who is now serving it up at Xavier University after winning the last two state singles championships. Al Hertsenberg, who enters his 21st year as head coach, said the team has designs on its 10th straight Ninth Region championship with its usual depth. Seniors Haden Cotton and Andrew Schult return from last year’s state lineup, where they both competed at state in doubles with different partners. Junior Stephen Schafer returns after qualifying for state in singles last year. Cotton will move to singles this year

and battle with Schafer for the No. 1 slot. Top newcomers include sophomore Scott Drees, senior Brett Riedinger and sophomore Joe Kendall. “We are relying on the leadership of our returning starters to help the new varsity players,” Hertsenberg said.


Erika Ludwig is the new head coach for both tennis teams for the Bulldogs. She is building the program from the ground up but expects to have a full lineup this year.

Lloyd boys

Desta Donnell returns for her 10th year as head coach. She returns five starters include senior Dustin Sexton, senior Dylan Bogard, junior Keith Lewis, junior Sungkwon Kudo and sophomore Joe Luken. The top newcomer is eighth-grader Nathan Heyob. Lloyd plays Holy Cross

The Juggernauts are looking to keep improving after an 11-8 record last season. They won the Carroll County tournament along the way. Returning starters include Emily Lunn, Becca Knauss, Shelly Martin, Felicia Pelfrey, and Shelby Phillips. The top newcomer is Maggie Lewis. Michaela Schnorbus, Lacy Fox, Sophia Perry, and Joy Kleisinger are also in the mix. “With some returning players from the JV team to move up to the varsity we should have a solid group of varsity players to choose from by mid-season,” said head coach Rhonda Smith, who enters her seventh season. “We will be searching for the right combination of doubles players for the first part of the season, but it should work itself out before too long. We have a full schedule this year to get ready for the end of the season and hopefully postseason play.” Lloyd hosts Highlands April 11 and goes to Beechwood April 13 before returning to the Carroll County tourney April 16.

Scott girls

Joan Sturgeon returns for her eighth season as head

coach. She must replace six seniors from last year’s team. Summer Manning is the top returning player. She should be strong at No. 1 singles this year after playing No. 2 last year. Top newcomers include Abby Hillman, Jessica Tapp, Lexi Flynn, Meg Sparks, and Allie Bishop. Scott is 2-1 in dual matches after beating Simon Kenton 3-2 April 7. Manning, Hillman and Flynn won in singles. Sturgeon said the team is young with potential. The team has four juniors and nine middle-schoolers.

Simon Kenton girls

The Pioneers made great strides in girls tennis last season, qualifying a doubles team to the state tournament for the first time in recent history and having a college signee graduate in Kelsie Peckham. Half of that doubles team returns in junior Katherine Hahnel. Seniors Justine Saner, Olivia Wassom and Becca Branch also return to the starting lineup. The top new varsity contributors include sophomores Kristen Bach and Erika Casson. Head coach Nathan Gilbert has seven seniors in all among 21 players overall on the varsity roster. “We are looking forward to a great team record as well as a couple more state qualifiers,” Gilbert said. SK is 5-2 in dual matches after losing to Scott April 7. Wasson and Branch won as a doubles team, as did Casson and senior Katelyn French. After spring break, SK will host Beechwood April 20 and travel to Campbell County April 21. See more sports coverage at spreps.


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Timmerman soars as That’s My Boy winner “It is a big honor just to be a finalist,” Timmerman said. “I was shocked. I didn’t expect to win.” The senior defensive end signed with the Air Force Academy and will play for the Falcons starting in August. He reports to Colorado for basic training in June. “I like the quality of the program,” he said when asked why he chose Air Force. “I like the quality of the coaches and the kind of guys they recruit.” His rigorous high school schedule should serve him well at the Air Force Academy. At CovCath, Timmerman led the football team, was a member of the National Honor Society, participated in several community service activities and posted an impressive grade point average.

By Adam Turer

Covington Catholic High School’s Troy Timmerman is this year’s Kentucky recipient of the National Football Foundation’s “That’s My Boy” award. Timmerman became the fourth Colonel to win the award and the second in the past three years. The award is presented annually to a top student athlete from both Kentucky and Ohio. Colerain High School’s Jarrett Grace won the Ohio award. The award is given to the finalist who accumulates the most points in three criteria: Football achievement, academic achievement and community service activity. Timmerman was one of four Kentucky finalists who were invited to the 44th


David Wirth, CCH Varsity Football Coach with Troy Timmerman after the award ceremony. annual NFF awards ceremony March 3 at the Westin Cincinnati. He did not

know he won the award until it was announced at the ceremony.

“It is difficult to balance everything,” Timmerman said. “You have to really prioritize and figure out what’s important and what needs to get done and when it needs to get done.” His favorite community service projects included reading to the elderly, building a grotto at his high school, and cleaning up the church at St. Augustine’s. Colonels head coach Dave Wirth attended the awards ceremony with Timmerman. The defensive end credits his head coach with helping him achieve many of his goals in his senior year. Timmerman said Wirth helped him sort through the recruiting process, as he fielded offers from several Division I programs. Wirth also helped Timmerman and his teammates grow on and off the field.

“Coach Wirth is always trying to make men out of us athletes,” Timmerman said. “He helps us develop responsibility and respect for other people.” Timmerman has worked hard to leave a legacy at Covington Catholic. This latest award represents the talent and drive that makes him so well-rounded and admired by his mentors and peers. “Troy Timmerman exemplifies the true definition of a student-athlete,” CovCath principal Bob Rowe said. “He excels in the classroom and performs at a high level on the football field. He has been a tremendous asset to Covington Catholic High School over the past four years and we wish him nothing but success at the U.S. Air Force Academy.”

Doc Morris baseball tourney returns April 16 By James Weber

For the 23rd year, the “Doc” Morris Scholarship Tournament will bring together 16 Northern Kentucky baseball teams in a single-elimination tournament April 16-17. The Morris tourney raises scholarship money for

local ballplayers. It honors a deceased Northern Kentucky umpire and will be played with wooden bats. The tourney begins with 16 teams divided into four sites Saturday, April 16. One team from each site will play semifinal games Sunday, April 17, with the winners advancing to the final. Holy Cross is the defend-

same field. Admission charge for each session is $5 adults, $3 students. The schedule (10 a.m. games listed first): At Simon Kenton: Simon Kenton vs. Cooper, Ryle vs. Scott. At Dixie Heights: Holy Cross vs. Highlands, Dixie Heights vs. Boone County. At Morscher Field (New-

ing champion. Covington Catholic, Newport Central Catholic, Dixie Heights and Simon Kenton will host tournament games and have its teams in the field. Saturday action starts at 10 a.m. with three games at each location. The winners of the first two meet in a quarterfinal game on the

port Central Catholic): Beechwood vs. NCC, Campbell County vs. Bellevue. At Covington Catholic : CovCath vs. Conner, Lloyd vs. St. Henry. The semifinals are 1 p.m. Sunday, April 17: The Simon Kenton and Dixie bracket winners will play at Dixie, and the CovCath/NewCath bracket

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• In boys track, Dixie Heights placed first with a score of 146 in the Dixie Heights Invitational, April 5. Dixie’s Sikra won the 100 meter in 11.53 seconds; Naber won the 110 meter hurdles in 16 seconds; Naber won the 300 meter hurdles in 42.28 seconds; Dixie Heights won the 4x100 meter relay in 45.83 seconds; the 4x400 meter relay in 3 minutes, 39.44 seconds and the 4x800 meter relay in 8 minutes, 50.35 seconds; and Chris Sikra won the pole vault at 10 feet.


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Smoking ordinance set to take effect After years of discussion on secondhand smoke ordinances, one is set to go into effect in Kenton County on April 15. Secondhand smoke is the smoke given off by a burning tobacco product and the smoke exhaled by a smoker. It contains at least 69 chemicals that are known to cause cancer. The law is designed to protect visitors and workers at Kenton County public buildings and places of employment from exposure to secondhand smoke. More than 5,500 businesses in Kenton County will be responsible for complying with it. The Kenton County Fiscal Court approved the smoking ordinance on December 21, 2010, and has asked the Northern Kentucky Health Department to assist in enforcement. To help make the transition a

smooth one, we are trying to share information with both businesses and the public about who is impacted, what plans are in place for enforcement and how complaints can be submitted. WHO: Most public buildings and workplaces in Kenton County must prohibit smoking. The new law forbids smoking in any building or place of employment where the public is invited or permitted, such as: offices, factories, churches, restaurants, bingo halls, bowling alleys and stores. The new law does not apply to private homes unless used as a licensed child care, adult day care or health care facility. Hotels and motels may permit smoking in private rooms; however, common areas, such as lobbies and elevators, must be smoke-free. The law does contain a provi-

sion to exempt private clubs and drinking establishments which meet certain criteria. For details on those exemptions and information on how to apply, please visit WHAT : In most cases, the smoke-free ordinance will be self enforcing. Businesses are responsible for educating employees and customers about the regulations and politely asking that smokers go outside. Signs at the doors to all businesses will remind individuals of the ordinance. Businesses must also eliminate smoking paraphernalia, including ashtrays. When further enforcement is necessary, the Health Department will be involved. HOW: Should a business or individual be believed to be in violation of the ordinance, a com-

plaint can be filed with the Health Department, by calling 392-0101 or visiting Complaints will be investigated by Health Department staff. To reinforce the ordinance, fines are in place. For businesses, this includes a warning for the first offense; a $100 fine for the second offense within one year; a $250 fine for the third offense within one year; and a $250 fine for each subsequent offense within one year. Individuals may also be fined $100 per offense. Business toolkits on the ordinance will be available on the Health Department’s Web site, along with information about smoking cessation. Additional materials may also be available at select locations throughout Kenton County. Visit for resources

and details. It is the Health Department’s goal to assure that this Lynn Saddler new ordinance Community is implemented Recorder in an efficient guest manner that best serves the columnist residents and visitors of Kenton County. We must stretch our resources by relying on assistance from local business leaders, residents and visitors. With your help, we can, as the ordinance states, “protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens while promoting the economic well being of Kenton County.” Lynne Saddler, MD, MPH is the District Director of Health for the Northern Kentucky Health Department

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Rabbits for pets

Over the next few weeks, thousands of local adults will be tempted to buy an Easter rabbit for a beloved child, godchild, grandchild, niece, or nephew. A few months from now, our local animal shelters will be, as they are every year, inundated by a flood of cast-off bunnies. Anyone who is considering buying a rabbit this year should stop and think about two important facts: First, although rabbits can make wonderful pets, they are naturally fragile and timid. An active child who expects a cuddly pet can easily terrify or even injure a rabbit. Second, a well cared for rabbit should live as long as a large dog (ten years or more) and will require just as much love, attention, and veterinary care as a dog or cat would. So, don’t give an Easter rabbit to a child unless you know that the child’s parents will be happy to take on a decade-long commitment. If you are considering buying or adopting a rabbit this Easter, please educate yourself on proper rabbit care by visiting and If you want to make a child’s Easter happy, don’t give a live rabbit unless you know it will be loved and cared for throughout its natural life. If there’s any doubt, give a stuffed or chocolate bunny instead. Rebecca Lindhorst Covington-Kenton County Jaycees

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Former Kentucky Gov. Martha Layne Collins congratulated Sara Bishop March 26 for the scholarship she was awarded by Georgetown College during the annual “Celebration of Scholars” banquet in Davis-Reid Alumni Gym. A senior at Scott High School, Sara is the daughter of Stanley and Amber Bishop of Independence.

You can’t run or hide from The Commerce Clause Like a giant, supernatural Pac Man, last year the federal government gobbled up about 40 percent of our gross domestic product. We now have over $14 trillion of debt and over 150,000 pages of federal laws. Love it or hate it, the scope of our federal government boggles the mind. In discussing the federal government, I hear people ask a question, “How in the heck did we get here?” Being a smug lawyer, I explain that the answer is simple. Our Founders, who drafted a Constitution hailed by many as the greatest legal document of all time, intended very limited powers for the federal government. However, they created a giant loophole with the Commerce Clause, which gives the federal government blanket power to regulate commerce “among the several states.” With these vague words, more than any others, the Founders gave birth to the federal government as we know it today.

We “got here” because most things we do relate to commerce. On a typical day, we awake with an alarm clock purchased in commerce, listen to radio or watch television in commerce, go to a job which is commerce, and live in a house or apartment built through commerce. We eat meals purchased in commerce and travel in vehicles moving through commerce, on roads paved for commerce. We call it life – the federal government calls it regulated commerce. If Congress can regulate all forms of commerce, and most courts have basically said that it can, then the federal government can tell us what to eat, drink, drive, watch, wear, own, and what we should get paid. If you doubt this, think again. The federal government is already, to some degree, regulating each of these

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things. Outlawed regular flow toilets and incandescent light bulbs are pretty good examples. There is something unique to large government which indicates we’re nowhere close to reaching the limits of federal power. The political party in power makes rules which impact everyone, even if the minority party (usually just short of half the country) might disagree. When power changes hands, the new majority party never removes old rules, and it always chooses to issue its own additional rules. No business on earth could be successfully run this way. But where did all the debt come from? You guessed it much of it comes from the Commerce Clause. Imagine you have reached exalted status. You believe (perhaps erroneously) that you have unlimited money to spend, print, and borrow. And the kicker - what if you thought you were spending someone else’s money, while hearing praise for

doing so? A sea of debt would be inevitable. Squawking from a thousand Tea Parties can’t overcome the foibles of human nature. The die was cast when the Founders and the courts effectively granted the unlimited power to spend for any purpose. If you want more federal government, pay homage to the Commerce Clause. In 1789, the Founders unwittingly planted a seed which began blossoming in the 1930’s. Whether you see it as a beautiful flower coming into full bloom, or crabgrass overrunning a manicured lawn, one thing is clear. If the Founders’ intended limited government, they left a hole so big that we’re trying to simultaneously steer the Titanic and Hindenburg through it. Here’s to safe passage. Rob Hudson, former Board Chairman of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Covington Business Council, is a Member of Frost Brown, Todd LLC in Florence.

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‘I Have Wings’ soars

By Jason Brubaker

For Kathy Ray and her family, there is no more aptly named foundation than I Have Wings, the Erlanger-based breast cancer support foundation. “To us, that name says it all, because they lifted our family up and inspired us,” said Ray, whose sister-inlaw Heather died in 2010 from breast cancer. “That was such a tough time in all of our lives, but they came through and touched our family more than they’ll ever know. That’s why we’re so committed to being involved this year.” When the 2011 Spring Bling, the foundation’s largest annual fundraiser, arrives on April 30, the event will carry bittersweet memories for Ray and her family. That’s because Heather Ray was set to be honored at the 2010 Spring Bling as the 2010 WINGS Award Winner, given each year to a breast cancer patient or survivor who has inspired others. However, Heather passed away shortly before the event, leading to an emotional afternoon for everyone involved. “It was such a powerful moment for all of us, when we showed the video of Heather on the big screen,” said Janet Chambers, founder of I Have Wings. “She wanted to have that

video as a legacy for her children, and to know that we were a part of that is just an amazing feeling. She was truly an inspiration to all of us.” However, it was what happened after the event that may have had the most profound impact on the Ray family. Kathy said I Have Wings used some of their funds from the event to ensure that Heather’s two young children received Christmas presents, which wasn’t always a certainty with Heather’s rising medical expenses. “That was so amazing of them, and that’s why we’re so dedicated to helping them do that for other families now,” said Kathy. “They were truly angels in our lives, and if we just want to help pay that forward to another family who is going through what we did.” The 2011 Spring Bling will provide plenty of chances for that, according to Chambers. The event was started in 2005 to help raise money for the foundation, and grown to become one of the largest fundraising events in Northern Kentucky, attracting close to 700 people last year. The money raised goes toward the mission of I Have Wings, which includes offering financial and emotional support to women who are battling breast cancer.



Terry Lauret demonstrates how he can detect any blockages in the ear canal by testing his wife, Dee. The two have opened the Lauret Hearing Care Center.

Laurets spotlight latest in hearing aids By Patricia A. Scheyer Community Recorder Contributor

The Lauret Hearing Care Center has opened for business, and Terry and Dee Lauret would like everyone to come and see their new facilities and help welcome them to the neighborhood. Located at 8780 U.S. 42, across the street from the Union Kroger in the Farmview Building, the Lauret Hearing Care Center will showcase the latest in hearing aid technology, including deep canal fitting for that invisible look. “All initial testing is free,” said Terry Lauret, who has been in the hearing aid business since 1988. “Computers have done wonders with hearing aids, making them smaller

and better. And here at the center, we want to provide people with better hearing. We can increase the intelligibility, rather than just making sounds louder.” The Laurets moved their business here to be closer to their family, and they are very impressed with how friendly the Boone County area is. Their phone number is 859-384-0333. “Terry wears hearing aids himself and he knows the importance of hearing well,” said Dee Lauret, who assists Terry in everything. “We belong to the Florence Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce and we are involved with the community. We are looking forward to meeting people and promoting better hearing.”


Janet Chambers, founder of I Have Wings, said they’re expecting close to 700 people to attend the 2011 Spring Bling. The event is the largest fundraiser for the Erlanger-based breast cancer support foundation. For more information, visit “I never imagined this would be as big as it is,” said Chambers, who started I Have Wings in 2002 after her own battle with breast cancer. “It’s been great to know that we’re able to touch so many lives with this, and that’s why we

want to keep growing and help even more families.” This year’s event, which will be held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, is being dubbed “Garden Tea,” and will feature music, lunch, a silent auction, jewelry exchange and enter-

tainment. Tickets are $40 each, although the first 100 survivors to register through the Web site will receive a free ticket. “We’re definitely going to be in attendance, and we’re really excited to be involved with such a won-

derful organization,” said Kathy. “They really provided a light for our family, and we want to help do the same for someone else.” For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit or call 743-3044.

Dust mites are a common allergy Dust in our homes is composed of many things – animal dander, insect parts, mold spores and pollen. One of the most common allergenic components of house dust come from house dust mites. House dust mites are tiny creatures, about 0.5 mm long, related to ticks, spiders and chiggers. They live in close association with humans. Their primary food is skin scales shed from humans and pets. House dust mites are not parasitic nor are they capable of biting or stinging humans. Symptoms of a house dust mite allergy include stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, coughing or watery eyes. Inhalation of dust mite allergens by hypersensitive individuals can result in acute attacks of bronchial asthma, accompanied by wheezing, shortness of breath, and perhaps even death. Unlike “seasonal” allergies caused by molds and pollen, people who are allergic to dust mites often will have symptoms year round. House dust mites have specific environmental requirements for their development. The mites tend to be most numerous in warm homes with high humidity. The mites tend to gather in beds, overstuffed chairs, and adjacent carpet areas. It is not uncommon to find thousands of mites in a single gram of house dust (a gram is about the

weight of a paperclip). An infested mattress can contain millions of dust mites. Individuals with diagnosed allergies should work with their health care professional to manage Diane Mason their symptoms. Controlling dust Extension mites in the home Notes may be challenging. Some of the following steps are recommended for those with known allergies. Remove or modify furnishings that accumulate dust. This includes carpeting, upholstered furniture, drapes, curtains, and stuffed toys. Choose hardwood, tile or linoleum floors when possible. Encase mattress, box springs and pillows in allergen-impermeable covers. Use only washable bedding and launder it weekly in hot water. Monitor and control the relative humidity inside the home. House dust mites have a difficult time surviving when the relative humidity is below 50 percent. Use a vacuum with a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Arrestor) filtration system so microscopic allergens are trapped in the vacuum bag. This has been shown to remove dust parti-

Symptoms of a house dust mite allergy include stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, coughing or watery eyes. Inhalation of dust mite allergens by hypersensitive individuals can result in acute attacks of bronchial asthma, accompanied by wheezing, shortness of breath, and perhaps even death. cles but not necessarily reduce the dust mite population. Dust surfaces with a damp or oiled cloth to keep allergens from becoming airborne. Again, it may not remove a lot of dust mites but it may help reduce allergy attacks. Because of the environmental needs of dust mites, they most likely are not living in the duct system of your home. Having a duct system cleaned may remove unwanted dust but will most likely not affect the dust mite population in your home. Diane Mason is county extension agent for family and consumer sciences at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service.

Share your St. Elizabeth stories In celebration of its 150th anniversary, St. Elizabeth Healthcare is honoring its past – and invites you to share your St. Elizabeth story. St. Elizabeth has grown

and expanded to become the leading healthcare provider in Northern Kentucky. This year the healthcare system commemorates its beginnings and accomplishments, but also takes time

to thank the community it has impacted and honor the people it has served. Whether you were a patient or a visitor, share how St. Elizabeth has positively impacted your life by

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International Film Fridays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Award-winning Chilean drama presented in Spanish with English subtitles. Watch and discuss recently released international film. Bring drink, popcorn provided. Ages 18 and up. Free. 859-962-4000. Erlanger.


Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Covington, 501 Crescent Ave., Free. Presented by Cork ‘n Bottle. 859-261-8333; Covington. Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, 670 W. Third St., Free. 859-291-2550; Covington. Lenten Fish Fry Dinner, 4:30-8 p.m., Knights of Columbus 3908, Father Bealer Council, 605 Lytle Ave., Includes fried or baked fish, chicken, shrimp, hamburgers and hot dogs, sides and drinks. Carry-out available. Benefits Charities of Knights of Columbus 3908. $1.50-$7. 859-342-6643. Elsmere. St. Barbara Fish Fry, 4:30-8 p.m., St. Barbara Church, 4042 Turkeyfoot Road, Fish, shrimp, salmon, cheese pizza and sides. Carryout available. Benefits St. Barbara Holy Name Society. Dinner: $7-$9, $4 children; $1.50 pizza slice, $3 sandwich, $1 sides. 859-371-3100; Erlanger. Mary, Queen of Heaven Fish Fry, 4-8 p.m., Mary Queen of Heaven School, 1130 Donaldson Highway, Multi Purpose Room. Includes cod and haddock sandwiches and platters, fish and chips, butterfly shrimp baked cod, southwestern grilled cheese, pizza, sides beverages and desserts. Carryout and Drive-thru available. $2-$9.75. 859371-2622; Erlanger. Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Staffordsburg United Methodist Church, 11815 Staffordsburg Road, Carryout available. Benefits Staffordsburg United Methodist Church ministry programs. $3-$8. 859-356-0029. Independence. ILenten Fish Fry Lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Knights of Columbus 3908, Father Bealer Council, 605 Lytle Ave., Includes fried or baked fish, chicken, shrimp, hamburgers and hot dogs, sides and drinks. Carry-out available. Benefits Charities of Knights of Columbus 3908. $1.50-$7. 859-342-6643. Elsmere. Edgewood Fire/EMS Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Edgewood Senior Center, 550 Freedom Park Drive, Fried fish, beer-battered fish, baked fish, shrimp, hot dogs or chicken nuggets. Includes choice of 2 sides: french fries, onion rings, coleslaw or macaroni and cheese. Call 859-331-0033 for carryout orders. $6.50$7; children $2-$4. Presented by Edgewood Fire/EMS. 859-341-2628; Edgewood. Drive Thru Fish Fry, 4-7:30 p.m., Dixie Heights High School, 3010 Dixie Highway, Back of concession stand by football field. Dinner No. 1 is fish and a bun. Dinner No. 2 is grilled cheese on Texas toast. Both dinners include macaroni and cheese, French fries and cole slaw. Soft drinks and water available, $1 each. Benefits Dixie Heights High School Marching Band. Benefits Dixie Heights Marching Colonels band. Dinner No. 1 $6; Dinner No. 2 $5. 859-341-7650; Edgewood. Holy Cross High School Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Holy Cross High School, 3617 Church St., Alumni Hall. Fish sandwiches, shrimp baskets and cheese pizza. Sides: hush puppies, green beans, macaroni and cheese or French fries and dessert. Drinks available for purchase. 859-431-1335. Covington. St. Cecilia Holy Name Society Fish Fry, 58 p.m., St. Cecilia Church-Independence, 5313 Madison Pike, Includes fried and baked fish, fish sandwich, sides, pizza and dessert. Carryout available. $$1-$7.50. 859363-3874. Independence.


Prime Time Singles Dance, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Erlanger, 1379 Donaldson Road, Hot hors d’oeuvres and music by DJ. $12. Presented by Prime Time Singles. 513-7462700. Erlanger. S A T U R D A Y, A P R I L 1 6

BENEFITS A Day at the Races: Kids Count Keeneland Outing, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., MainStrasse Village Pub, 619 Main St., Bus leaves from MainStrasse Village Pub. Bus trip to Keeneland Horse Park for live horse racing. Includes snacks and drinks. Leaves track at 6 p.m. Returns to Village Pub for dinner buffet, drinks and after-party with raffle prizes. Benefits Kids Count Inc. Ages 21 and up. $50. Registration required. Presented by Kids Count Inc. 859-342-0655. Covington. FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 1-5 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Covington, Free. 859-261-8333; Covington.


In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! Knothole Baseball in Northern Kentucky, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-4914003; Covington.



Sara Bareilles, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Doors open 7 p.m. With Elizabeth and the Catapult, and Ximena Sarinana. $22. 859-491-2444; Covington.


Straw Boss, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Lounge. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; Newport. Quintana, 10 p.m., Peecox II, 859-356-1440; Independence.


New Sleepcat Band, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 859-261-2365; Covington.


New Hollow, 5-6 p.m., Justice Store - Florence Mall, 1128 Florence Mall, Three teenagers make up pop band New Hollow from New Albany, Ohio. Band will perform and sign autographs. Free. 859-282-9099; Florence.


Saving Stimpy, 10 p.m., Peecox, $5. 859342-7000; Erlanger. Thistle, Autumn Rising, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Parlour. With United Sons of Toil, Northless and White Walls. $5$8. 859-431-2201; Newport. Forever the Sickest Kids, 6 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., With Breathe Carolina, We Are the In Crowd, Before Their Eyes, Tonight Alive and Anderson State. The Spring Break Your Heart Tour. $18, $16 advance. 859291-2233; Covington.


Whiskey Daredevils, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. With Rumble Club, Heavy Cream and the Prohibitionists. Doors open 8:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $5-$8. 859-431-2201; Newport.

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Kentucky Chautauqua: Rosemary Clooney, 2 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Bet Stewart portrays Rosemary Clooney in this special Kentucky Chautauqua living history performance. Brought to us through generous support from the Kentucky Humanities Council, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Registration required, available online. Presented by Kenton County Public Library. 859-962-4002; Erlanger.


Black-n-Bluegrass Roller Girls, 6 p.m., Midwest Hoops, 25 Cavalier Blvd., vs. Vette City. Double header. $13, $10 advance; $5 ages 7-12. Presented by Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls. 859-372-7751; Florence.


Adult Co-Ed Volleyball, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $300 per team. Registration required. 859-372-7754. Union. Northern Kentucky AAU Basketball Leagues, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $175. 859-372-7754. Union. Grade and Middle School Basketball Leagues, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $475 per team. 859-372-7754. Union. Men’s Basketball League, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $300. 859-3727754. Union. Basketball Summer Camp Sign-ups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $175. Registration required. 859-372-7754. Union. Summer Slam Sports Day Camp Signups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $125. Registration required. 859-3727754. Union. Coach Ken Shields Summer Camp Signups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $125. Registration required. 859-3727754. Union. S U N D A Y, A P R I L 1 7


Karaoke with DJ Will Carson, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., Includes drink specials. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-491-6659. Covington.


In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! Knothole Baseball in Northern Kentucky, 15 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Lee Stolar Trio, 7-11 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., With Mary Ellen Tanner. Free. 859491-8027; Covington.


Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, 3 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $19-$28. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Adult Co-Ed Volleyball, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $300 per team. Registration required. 859-372-7754. Union. Northern Kentucky AAU Basketball Leagues, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $175. 859-372-7754. Union. Grade and Middle School Basketball Leagues, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $475 per team. 859-372-7754. Union.


The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Carousel” featuring dancers from Cincinnati Ballet’s trainee company, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15; and Saturday, April 16 and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, in the historic Otto M. Budig Theatre, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. Directed by Broadway veteran Mark Hardy, music direction by Cincinnati Ballet Music Director Carmon DeLeone, “Carousel” is a story of love and redemption in a lively 19th century Maine coastal village. Tickets are $28; $25, Carnegie, Enjoy The Arts and WVXU Perks Card members; $23, groups of 10; and $19, students. Tickets can be purchased at The Carnegie Box Office, open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, by calling 859-9571940 or visiting Pictured is Joshua Jeremiah as Billy Bigelow and Emily Lorini as Julie Jordan. M O N D A Y, A P R I L 1 8


Bluegrass Jam, 8-11 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., No sign-up required. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-491-6659. Covington.


The Pink Spiders, 7 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., $10. 859-291-2233; Covington.


Adult Co-Ed Volleyball, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $300 per team. Registration required. 859-372-7754. Union. Northern Kentucky AAU Basketball Leagues, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $175. 859372-7754. Union. Grade and Middle School Basketball Leagues, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $475 per team. 859-372-7754. Union. T U E S D A Y, A P R I L 1 9


From the Garden to the Kitchen, 6-9 p.m., Summit Hills Country Club, 236 Dudley Road, With gardening expert Ron Wilson and culinary/herbal expert Rita Heikenfeld. Information on what’s hot in the garden, growing herbs in containers and how to cook what you grow. Bring new, unwrapped shower gifts to benefit women and children moving out of Welcome House Shelter and into independent living. Benefits Welcome House of Northern Kentucky. $25. Reservations required. Presented by Welcome House of Northern Kentucky. 859-341-8456; Crestview Hills.

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Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein, 7 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 859-957-1940; Covington.


Weight Loss Class, 5:45-6:15 p.m., Lakeside Christian Church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, $30 per month, $20 per month with three month membership. First class free. 859-8028965. Lakeside Park.


In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003; Covington.

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COMMUNITY DANCE SwinGallery, 8-11:30 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, All ages. No partner required. Free beginner East Coast Swing lesson 8-9 p.m. Dancing to music by DJ 911:30 p.m. Family friendly. $5. Presented by SwinGallery. 513-290-9022. Covington. HEALTH / WELLNESS

Diabetes Self-Management Support, 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Covington, 1500 James Simpson Jr. Way, Free information and support group open to people with diabetes and their families. Free. 859-655-8910; Covington.


Ricky Nye, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., Free. 859-491-8027; Covington.


Midday Musical Menu, 12:15 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Ave., Music of Bach with Jim Gard, bass, Rodney Hill, flutist and John A. Deaver, organist. Free parking in church lots. Free; $6 lunch available at 11:30 a.m. 859-431-1786. Covington.


Wine ‘n’ Spring Concert, 6-9 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Music by Faux Frenchmen. Celebration of new spring and tasting of carefully chosen wine to match mood. Family friendly. $5. 859-491-4003. Covington.


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


Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein, 7 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slum Dog Millionaire), returns to the theater to direct a unique adaptation of Frankenstein. Staged at the Royal National Theatre in London, the production is part of the NT Live series – captured live in high definition for transmission to cinemas around the world. Presented by Cincinnati World Cinema. 859957-1940; Covington.


Weight Loss Class, 5:30-6 p.m., Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road, $30 per month, $20 per month with three month membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-8028965. Independence.


The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents a gender-reversed cast for its production of “Julius Caesar,” through April 23. Performing as Brutus is Sherman Fracher, left; Caesar is Liz Vosmeier; and Kelly Mengelkoch as Cassius. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10-$28, student tickets, $10. Theater location is 719 Race St., downtown. Call 513-381-2272 or visit

Tot Tuesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Stories and craft. $1 craft fee. Ages 2-5. Included with admission, free for members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


“Shrek the Musical” comes to the Aronoff Center through April 24. The story of the swamp-dwelling ogre, Princess Fiona and wise-cracking donkey, is performed at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $22.50-$66.50. Call 800-982-2787 or visit


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Attentiveness is the prerequisite for appreciating spring The sin against springtime is inattention. How can we not be affected by so much beauty and the insistence of life? Spring is the time when life reminds us it is never gone. It strains against the walls of earth’s confinement and always finds cracks to slide free into open air. Cabin fever is now replaced by freedom. Where death claimed victory, life says, “Oh no you don’t!” Though throughout winter our daily lives may feel frosted and forlorn, spring’s warm breezes laugh, play with our hair, and tell us we were wrong. Spring makes liars of pessimists. It sprouts hope, vitality, and an encouragement to live more enthusiastically. We recognize a call to revel in the sensuality of our bodies and let loose the love in our hearts. Attentiveness is the prerequisite for appreciating springtime. We have to be there in it. Put everything else aside and permit it to

envelop us. John O’Donohue writes, “Beauty is not to be captured or controlled for there is something intrinsically elusive in its nature. More like a visitation than a solid fact, beauty infuses a landscape with an unexpected intimacy that satisfies our longing.” Routine is an enemy of appreciating beauty. Routine creates ruts. And wellworn ruts can become so deep they prevent us from seeing over the sides. Spring taunts us to climb out of our ruts and be young again in feeling and memories. How can we get out of our ruts? That’s probably part of what was going on in the mind of Nicodemus when he talked with Christ one day. “How can I be born and be new again when I’m old?” he asked. Undoubtedly his life had become more and more rigid, more captured by cynicism and harnessed by rep-

etition. Life was getting old for him. He was envious of the young, rarely laughed, and wondered how he could become young again. Evidently he didn’t realize that to be alive we must maintain a sense of wonder, walk more slowly, and become closer to those we love. Rushing through spring is like the lady vacationing in Paris. She went to see the works of art in the Louvre. When she came back home she bragged that she had seen all there was to see there in an hour, and she could have made it in 45 minutes if she wasn’t wearing heels. Springtime elicits movement from us but it’s not a hurrying movement in high heels. It is a walking in bare feet on fresh grass. It is a collaboration with God, who never tires of making everything young and new again inside us. “See, I am making all things new!” (Revelation 21:5)

We are part of the natural world. We’re interdependent with it even though our culture tends to isolate us from it. But we cannot exist in a healthy balance outside of nature because our bodies evolved in concert with it. The great biologist René Dubos believed that we are retreating further and further from nature and becoming mutants. Many have ceased living in nature and have now made their home in Technology Land. Their fascination in now with the latest ear plugs, iPods, iPads, iPhones, etc. A change of season occurs for them on the day a new gadget is released for sale. Thankfully, however, most people still enjoy the beauty of springtime. Along with author Edward Hays, we say:

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Go green (blue, red) with natural Easter egg dyes All during Lent, I’ve been tossing yellow and red onion skins into my old hand-carved wooden salad bowl from Lebanon. The reason? To make homemade dye for coloring Easter eggs naturally. Along with the onion skins I’ll use red cabbage and the spice turmeric, and beet juice. I always let the little ones help. This year, Eva, our youngest grandchild, will join her cousins coloring the eggs. They watch in awe as they learn their first lessons in food chemistry: the red cabbage turns the eggs a gorgeous teal blue, the turmeric gives a sunshine yellow hue to the eggs and the onion skins are unpredictable but always beautiful in shades of amber to brick red. I have my mom, Mary Nader, to thank for making us such “green advocates.” She colored our eggs with onion skins. When we were kids, we liked commercially colored eggs better, but as I grew

older, I came to appreciate just what the onion skin eggs meant. More than just Rita coloring, Heikenfeld they were Rita’s kitchen a way of telling a story and passing history on to the next generation.

Naturally colored Easter eggs

In a saucepan, place as many papery outer skins of yellow and/or red onions that you have. Cover with an inch of water. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook until onion skins have colored the water, about 10 minutes. Use this same method for red cabbage (just chunk it up), beets, etc. Even used coffee grounds can be used. Strain and add a tablespoon or so of clear vinegar


Go green and dye your Easter eggs naturally by using items such as onions skins, beet juice and tumeric. to set the dye. Put boiled eggs in. Depending upon how long they sit in the dye, the eggs made with yellow onion skins will be pale yellow to dark amber. Red onion skins produce eggs that are brick/brown red. Red cabbage is the winner: it makes beautiful teal blue eggs but these take the longest time so you may want to put them in the fridge until they turn the shade you like. Turmeric makes the eggs more brilliantly yellow than the marigolds my dad, Charlie Nader, used to plant in front of the porch. Turmeric colored eggs

require a different method. Stir 3 tablespoons or so of turmeric in 11⁄2 cups water in saucepan . Bring to boil. Remove, let cool but don’t strain. Add a tablespoon or so of vinegar. Place boiled eggs in dye, stirring to coat. When you remove the eggs, gently wipe off turmeric with soft cloth or run them very quickly under running water.

Perfect hard-cooked eggs

Cover eggs with an inch or so of cold water. Bring slowly to a boil over medium heat. Then put the lid on, remove from fire and let sit 12 to 15 minutes.

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Refrigerate hard-cooked eggs within two hours after they’ve been found on Easter morning.

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Adapted from Zel Schulman’s book “Let My People Eat!” I love this brisket. I like to make mine in a crockpot.

2-3 pounds brisket 1 bottle, 12 oz., chili sauce 1 ⁄3 cup dark brown sugar, packed or more to taste 1 can, 10 oz., beef broth 1 large onion, sliced 1 ⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves 2 bay leaves Put everything in crockpot and cook on low eight to 11 hours or until tender. Or bake covered, in preheated 325-degree oven for about one hour per pound. Remove bay leaves. Serves four to six.

Reader question: Honing steels

From a Milford Miami Advertiser reader: “My honing steel doesn’t work anymore. Should I replace it?” Run your thumbnail around the circumference of the tool. If you can still feel grooves, your steel is still useful. It is magnetized to pick up microscopic fillings that come off the knife’s

blade. So it’s a good idea to rub the steel with a cloth after use so the grooves don’t get clogged. Now unless the honer has diamond chips in it, most steels won’t sharpen a dull knife (they restore the knife’s bite by straightening the microscopic “teeth” at the edge that fold with use). If a knife doesn’t respond to honing, it’s time to get it sharpened professionally.

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For the nest cookie recipe from the Virginia Bakery cookbook, go to Rita’s online column at www. For more Easter recipes, check her blog daily at Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.s

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Nurses offer cardiac screenings The Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives will hold an Advanced Cardiac Risk Assessment screening 7-9 a.m. Thursday, April 21, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. It is free and open to the public 18 years old and older. No advance or preregistration is required to receive the complimentary Advanced Cardiac Risk Assessment. The “walk-in” screening event will be conducted at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center's Exhibit Hall 2 located at 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Covington. The free public outreach event is part of the nurses’ group’s 2011 conference that will bring approximate-

ly 650 nursing professionals to Northern Kentucky April 19-22 from throughout Kentucky for continuing education and networking opportunities. At the nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and clinical nurse specialists will perform cardiac risk screening procedures including: • Checking vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, respiration) • Taking a cardiac physical (listening to heart and carotid arteries in the neck) • Full Lipid Panel testing, including total cholesterol, triglyceride and HDL, as well as blood glucose (Note: individuals seeking lipid testing should fast for 12 hours prior to the test; water or black coffee

only) • Conducting a complete cardiac screening history (assessing risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, family history, etc.) • EKGs (for those individuals identified as needing one). Once the screening is performed, results will be tallied and discussed with each participant including information on how they may be able to reduce their risk for heart disease. Participants can take their screening information with them to share with their own health care providers. For more information, contact Dottie Baker at 859992-4756 or


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The Eagle Scout class of 2010 from the Trailblazer district visited Frankfort on Feb. 17. The 16 Eagles were honored by the governor, Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives. Front row, from left: Ryan Mahoney of Fort Thomas, James Andrae of Wilder, Christopher Froendhoff and Zachary Lanham of Southgate. Second row: Thomas O’Connell of Florence, Evan Crocco of Villa Hills, John Palermo of Florence, Robert Parmele of Union and Robert Huck of Falmouth. Third row: Matthew Stark of Fort Mitchell, James Duane of Florence, Zachary Potsatko and David Potsatko, Eagle class of 1974, of Crestview Hills. Fourth row: Event organizer George Lude, Eagle class of 1953, Kristoffer Sullivan and William Modrall of Florence, John Callahan of California and William Rader of Hebron. Assisting the event were Jim Kaufman, Kay Lude and Tim Iott.

Blue Ribbon 5K race, fun walk is April 23 Kids Fun Lane activities are free and begin at 8 a.m., the Kids Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by the race start at 9 a.m. Teams and individuals will enjoy the intermediate level course, which is handicap accessible. Awards will be given for

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Sons of the American Revolution contest winners named The Simon Kenton Chapter won awards at the annual Kentucky Society of the Sons of the American Revolution state meeting in Bardstown. Will Ahlers of Beechwood Elementary School won the Americanism poster contest. Mollie Mason of Holmes High School wons the JROTC contest. Gabriel Moore, a home school student, won the

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Quilt makers

The Quilt Club from St. Joseph School in Crescent Springs made a lap quilt for Father Dominic Fosu to take with him when he went to All Saints Church in Walton. Fosu is filling in there until the All Saints pastor returns from a sabbatical later this spring.


Cincinnati Playhouse offers play at Baker-Hunt The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s production of “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse” by Kevin Henkes, adapted by Kevin Kling, will be performed 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at The Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center. The show is open to the public. At 5:30 p.m. preceding the play, volunteers from Villa Madonna Montessori School will be conducting an Easter Egg Hunt for children under 10. Both the Easter Egg Hunt and the play are free, but reservations must be made by calling The Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center at 859-431-0020. “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse” tells the story of one-of-a-kind Lilly, the spunky little mouse. She speaks a secret backwards language and wears disguises, glittery glasses and red cowboy boots. One day she brings her magical, musical purse to school. Trouble at school and resentment about a new baby brother sets Lilly off on a whirlwind of adventures that will captivate young audiences. Kevin

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Chamber hosts ladies golf outing Plans are under way for the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual ladies golf outing. The afternoon of golf and networking will be Tuesday, May 17, at Summit Hills Country Club. This event sells out every year with more than 100 lady golfers of all skill levels in attendance. The outing begins at 11:30 a.m. with a buffet lunch followed by the shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Following the afternoon

of nine holes of golf, the 19th Hole Social will be held in the clubhouse. This social from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. consists of complimentary beverages, appetizers and specialty vendors. “This outing is a great opportunity to have fun and network with women from a variety of Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati businesses,” said Dare Miller, event chair. “The scramble format allows both beginner and veteran golfers to create a


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Adrienne Frazier, 25, and Daniel Bullard, 34, both of Cincinnati, issued March 11. Trisha Cherry, 32, and Scott Hoyes, 38, both of Georgia, issued March 11. Cherri Millss, 36, and Owen Webb Jr., 40, both of Independence, issued March 11. Andrea Searp, 39, and Darren Matlock, 47, both of Cincinnati, issued March 11. Danielle Underhill, 22, and Matthew Dreyer, 27, both of Covington, issued March 14. Julie Dragston, 31, and Amir Rasras, 30, both of Cincinnati, issued March 14. Chastity Smith, 33, and Jose

foursome and share talents and ideas while playing a game outside on a warm, sunny May afternoon. After the winter we’ve all experienced, this event is one not to be missed,” said Miller. The cost to play in the outing is $80 per player which includes golf fees, golf cart rental, lunch and the 19th Hole Social. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 859-578-6384 or online at


Rodriguez, 30, both of Cincinnati, issued March 14. Whitney Buemi, 23, and Adam Corman, 27, both of Covington, issued March 15. Melissa Larison, 24, and James Short, 37, both of Covington, issued March 15. Jessica Theissen, 25, and Anthony Colley IV, 23, both of Florence, issued March 16. Amber Godlewski, 25, and Andrew Orahoske, 25, both of Cincinnati, issued March 16. Angela Whitaker, 25, and James Smith, 44, both of Covington, issued March 17. Brittany Loadman, 24, of Florence and Jacob Smith, 32, of Ludlow,

issued March 17. Angela Iacobucci, 38, and Anthony Iacobucci, 40, both of Tennessee, issued March 17. Christina Finney, 31, and John Hubbard, 33, both of West Chester, issued March 17. Kristen Herthel, 30, and Jeremy Gordon, 29, both of Park Hills, issued March 18. Mary Staten, 50, of Covington and Francis Abisina, 40, of Fairfield, issued March 21. Nicole Browning, 36, and Bradley Simpson, 33, both of Independence, issued March 21. Heather Hoskins, 34, and Mark Kriedler, 31, both of Taylor Mill, issued March 21.

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So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they’ve earned. There’s so much to know – and so many changes from one year to the next. That’s why the nonprofit DAV offers help. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the DAV location in Cold

Volunteer for the Kentucky ALS Association, which fights Lou Gehrig’s disease. Volunteer opportunities are in the office and at the upcoming walk on May 21 at Devou Park. You may also volunteer in your own home. Contact Jennifer Lepa at or at 859-331-1384 for more information.

Spring to personally provide counseling and claim filing assistance. On Monday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., assistance will be offered at the Northern Kentucky Chapter No. 19, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring.

Help from the Mobile Service Office is free to all veterans and members of their families. For further information regarding these visits, please contact NSO Randy A. Bunting at 502-5664482.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny to be April 16 The Covington/Kenton Lions Club will have “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny” from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill in Crestview Hills.

Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for children ages 3-12; and free for ages 2 and under. All proceeds will go toward providing eye care for the visually needy of Kenton County.




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Christopher T. Jones, 111, 6042 Woodford Ave., trafficking in a controlled substance, seconddegree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, tampering with physical evidence at 722 Craig St., April 3. Eric L. Mueller, 111, 1218 Wheeler St., fourth-degree assault, serving bench warrant for court at 1218 Wheeler St., April 3. Craig R. Kilhefner, 111, no address, third-degree burglary at 246 E. 10th St., April 3. David R. Whisenant, 111, 3817 Huntington Ave., third-degree burglary at 246 E. 10th St., April 3. Debra A. Donovan, 111, 923 Leonard St., operating motor vehicle under the influence, third-degree possession of a controlled substance at 900 block of Leonard St., April 3. Joshua R. Burnette, 111, 2736 Indiana Dr., possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 2736 Indiana Ave., April 2. Brittany L. Exterkamp, 111, 3716 Huntington Ave., giving officer false name, possession of marijuana at 613 Philadelphia St., April 2. Lewis M. Klopfer, 111, 1255 Parkway Ave., possession of marijuana at 613 Philadelphia St., April 2. Isaiah Smith, 111, 113 Trevor St., possession of marijuana, serving bench warrant for court at 434 Scott Blvd., April 2. Lawrence E. Watters, 111, 216 Grand Ave., second-degree disorderly conduct, public intoxicationcontrolled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance at 300 E. 43rd St., April 2. Terry L. Holt, 111, 906 Banklick St., fourth-degree assault at 906 Banklick St., April 2. Steve W. Allender, 111, 1540 Greenup St., drug paraphernaliabuy/possess at 1540 Greenup St., March 30. Johnny P. Daniels, 111, 3310 Winchester Ave., possession of marijuana, drug paraphernaliabuy/possess, third-degree possession of a controlled substance at 223 E. 33rd St., March 29. Ann F. Otten, 111, 410 Lehmer St., giving officer false name, firstdegree possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, serving bench warrant for court at 417 W.

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A vehicle was set afire intentionally at 0-100 W. Seventh St., April 1. A building was set afire at 1543 Maryland Ave., March 31.


A man was assaulted at 1044 Greenup St., No. 148, April 4. A woman was punched and hit with a

screwdriver. at 1114 Parkway Ave., April 3. A man was assaulted with a high heel shoe at 613 W. Fourth St., April 3. A man was assaulted with a vehicle at 1318 Madison Ave., April 1. A woman was assaulted. at 1221 S. Garrard St., April 1. A woman was punched in the eye. at 521 E. 16th St., No. 2, April 1. Someone was struck by something thrown from a vehicle at 300 W. 13th St., March 31. A woman was punched and kicked. at 900 Highway Ave., March 31.

Assault, fleeing or evading police A man assault another man then fled from police at 1552 Holman Ave., April 2.


A game system and games were stolen at 310 Hawthorne St., April 3. A computer was stolen at 274 W. Eighth St., March 31. Assorted copper pipes and fittings were stolen at 802 Greer Ave., March 30. Prescription medication was stolen at 642 W. 12th St., March 30. A sander, a buffer and a drill were stolen at 32 W. Levassor Ave., March 30. A condo unit was damaged at 920 Virginia Ln., March 30. Prescription medication was stolen at 831 Crescent Ave., March 30. Someone entered a residence illegally at 32 Levassor Ave., March 29. Cash and change were stolen. at 716 Highland Pike, March 29. Someone entered a residence and assaulted a man at 33 Hideaway Dr., March 29. Several pieces of jewelry were stolen at 3616 Park Dr., March 28. Someone forced entry into a building. at 5957 Taylor Mill Rd., March 28.

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Three computers and a modem were stolen. at 611 Bakewell St., April 3.

Criminal mischief

A TV was stolen at 600 W. 3rd St., April 3. A vehicle was struck by a thrown rock at Pike St., April 3. A chunk of asphalt was thrown through a window at 226 W. 15th St., April 3. Construction equipment was damaged at W. 12th St., April 1. A bottle was thrown through a window at 316 E. 20th St., No. 1, March 31. A door was damaged. at 32 Levassor

Ave., March 28. A vehicle was damaged at 24 E. 5th St., March 28. A vehicle door window was shattered at 336 E. 18th St., March 28.

Menacing, assault

A man was assaulted and threatened at 109 E. 13th St., March 30.


$15 was taken from a man at Scott St., April 3. $40 in cash and keys were stolen at 409 13th St., March 28. A cell phone and wallet were stolen at W. 19th St., March 28.

Terroristic threatening

A man was threatened with assault over the phone at 1920 Scott St., April 3. A woman was threatened at 315 E. 12th St., April 1. Someone threatened another person’s son at 327 E. 13th St., March 29.


A DVD player, 10 DVDs, prescription medication and needles were stolen at 122 E. 13th St., April 3. A GPS unit was stolen from a vehicle at 1825 Greenup St., April 3. Jewelry was stolen at 10 W. Rivercenter Blvd., April 2. A food stamp card and military ID were stolen at 1132 Banklick St., April 2. $1090 was stolen at 1528 Greenup St., No. 6, April 1. A laptop, handgun, a laptop case, a knife, clothing and $20 in cash were stolen at 668 W. Fifth St., April 1. A game system and games were stolen at 1326 Wood St., March 31. A recycle bin was stolen at 2635 Eastern Ave., March 31. Two game systems and three games were stolen at 504 E. 17th St., March 30. Two garden gnomes were stolen at 321 W. 34th St., March 30. Two rings were stolen at Fourth St., March 30. $40 in cash was stolen at 422 E. 45th St., March 29. A recycle bin was stolen at 1616 Garrard St., March 29. A leaf blower and lawn trimmer were stolen at 1050 Scott St., March 29. A computer was stolen at 2232 Hanser Dr., March 29. Keys were stolen at W. 38th St. and Tibbatts, March 28. $100 was stolen at 420 W. Fourth St., March 28.

A garbage can was stolen at 27 E. Ninth St., March 28. A purse was snatched at 1500 James Simpson Jr. Way, March 31. A vehicle was stolen at 1553 Greenup St., March 28.

Theft by deception

Someone obtained services under several false names at 812 Perry St., March 31. $2,250 in cash was stolen at 711 Monte Ln., March 30.

Theft of a controlled substance

Bruce A. Pfetzer, 60, 715 Lakeshore Drive, first degree driving under the influence, careless driving, April 3. Edward J. Arlinghaus, 47, no address given, warrant, April 3. Steven O. Van Hook, 26, 5840 Puncheon Creek Road, theft by unlawful taking, prescription not in proper container, April 4. Laurie M. Shields, 48, 912 Collins Road, first degree driving under the influence, April 4.

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Prescription medication was stolen at 725 Edgecliff Rd., C-2, April 1.

$19 reported stolen at Beechwood Drive, April 3.


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Dwayne S. Luttrell, 32, 1615 Waterworks Road, disregarding traffic control device, second degree driving under the influence, April 3. Shawn D. Russell, 36, 10275 Meadowglen Drive, first degree driving under the influence, failure to produce insurance, careless driving, April 3.

$20 reported stolen at 127 Pleasant Ridge Ave., April 1. $300 worth of computer hardware, $1,000 worth of audio/visual recordings, $10,000 worth of jewelry/precious metals reported stolen at 330 Iris Drive, April 1. $79.96 worth of clothes, $171.16 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 2156 Dixie Highway, April 2.

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Obituaries DEATHS

James Michael Baker

James Michael Baker, 54, of Cincinnati, died March 30, 2011. A brother, William Baker Jr., and sister, Stella Wolfinbarger, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Shelley Baker of Fort Mitchell; brothers, Thomas, Robert, David, Dennis, Daniel and Clyde; sisters, Rhonda Richardson and Dorothy Brown; and one grandchild. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Marjorie Fisk

Marjorie Clinkenbeard Fisk, 95, of Erlanger, died April 4, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Hospice. She was a sales associate for Pogue’s and a member of Goshen Christian Church. Her husband, McKenzie Lee Fisk; two sisters, Betty Webster and Martha Bowling; and three brothers, Charles, William and Thomas Clinkenbeard, died previously. Survivors include her sister, Jane Hembree of Florence; and brothers, Ed Clinkenbeard and James Clinkenbeard of Morning View. Burial was at Floral Hill Cemetery. Memorials: Goshen Christian Church, 1773 Bracht-Piner Road, Morning View, KY 41063 or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 1 Medical Village Drive, Suite 213, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Olive Heckler Glidden

Olive Jean Heckler Glidden, 79, of Edgewood, formerly of Lexington, died April 7, 2011. She was a nurse anesthetist at St. Elizabeth Hospital for 20 years. Survivors include her sister, Gloria Nicolosi, and several nieces and nephews. Interment was in Lexington Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice.

Mary ‘Mae’ Hensgen

Mary “Mae” A. Hensgen, 94, of Ludlow, died April 6, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood.

She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Ludlow. Her husband, Henry Hensgen, and son, Lee Armstrong, died previously. Interment was at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: First Baptist Church, 400 Linden St., Ludlow, Kentucky 41016.

Thomas Lee Iles Sr.

Thomas Lee Iles Sr., 65, of Covington, died April 6, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired pressman for Wadsworth Electric and LSI Industries. Survivors include his wife, Sherry S. Raper Iles; son, Thomas Iles Jr. of Covington; daughter, Lola Iles of Cincinnati; brothers, Earl Iles of Newport, Jerry Iles, Richard Iles, David Iles and Billy Iles, all of Independence, Jesse Iles, Mitchell Iles, Terry Iles and Jack Iles, all of Covington, and Kenny Iles of Erlanger; sisters, Shirley Bradford of Independence, Mary Parks of Covington, Bessie Younger of St. Augustine, Fla., and Linda Fields of Cold Spring; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Entombment was at Highland Cemetery Mausoleum, Fort Mitchell.

Bertha H. Lemen

Bertha H. Lemen, 70, of Providence Pavilion, Covington, died, April 3, 2011. Survivors include sons, Jamie Lemen of Villa Hills and Kenny Lemen of Union; daughter, Tracy Reis of Florence; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Beaver Lick Christian Cemetery, Walton.

Paul R. McIntosh

Paul R. “Big Mac” McIntosh, 64, of Erlanger, died April 7, 2011, at Veterans Community Living Center in Fort Thomas. He was a decorated U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam veteran, retired from production at SKF Company in Hebron and a former plant manager/facilities engineer for Leggett & Platt Company in Cincinnati. He was a member of Mary Queen of Heaven Church in Erlanger. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Miranda McIntosh; sons, Joseph P. McIntosh and John Paul McIntosh; daughter, Jacqueline Fowee; stepsister, Brenda Sebastian; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Interment was at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown.

Jeanne L. Merrell

Ruth Ann Gibson Lundberg, 58, of Lanexa, Va., formerly of Kenton County, died April 4, 2011, at her home from brain cancer. In her youth she was a leader in Latonia Baptist Church. She served as a missionary in New York City

Jeanne L. Merrell, 81, of Florence, formerly of Crestview Hills, died April 1, 2011, at Woodcrest Manor, Elsmere. She had been an accessory coordinator for Kordenbrock Interior Decorators and retired from Lloyd High School as a bookkeeper. She was a member of Wesley Methodist Church, Ludlow.



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grandchildren; stepsons, Ralph Griffin and Jimmie Griffin; stepdaughters, Myrtle Toole, Lillian Barn and Corinna Pelitzer; and several stepgrandchildren. Interment was in Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown. Memorials: Kinghom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Covington East, 5433 Taylor Mill Road, Taylor Mill, KY 41015.

Lula Moore

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Lula Moore, 68, of Petersburg, died April 9, 2011. Her son, Timothy Moore, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Billy E. Moore; daughter, Linda Kittle of Petersburg; brothers, Benjamin Gould of Warsaw and Lawrence Gould of Elsmere; sister, Mollie Colston of Walton; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Petersburg Cemetery.

Richard Gordon Morris

Richard Gordon Morris, 83, of Independence, died April 1, 2011, at Hospice of Blue Ash. His wife, Beverly Rigby Morris; and sisters, Phyllis and Dorothy Morris, died previously. Survivors include his son, Stanley Morris of Independence; daughter, Patricia Morris Townsend of San Francisco, Calif.; brothers, Robert Morris of Morrow and Alfred Morris of Mainville; and two grandchildren. Burial was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Montgomery. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Willie Hager Music

Willie Hager Music, 96, of Covington, died April 4, 2011, St. Elizabeth Hospice, Edgewood. He was a retired heavy equiptment operator, World War II Army veteran, and member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. His first wife, Ivel Irene Stapleton Music; wife, Martha LaPlanate Music; a son, Willie Hager Music Jr.; and a daughter, Minnie Carole Music Smith, died previously. Survivors include his son, Charles Music; daughters, Irene Music Daniels Akridge and Laverne Music Reynolds; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-

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Alexander Arnold Nielsen, 88, of Independence, died April 4, 2011.

Sandra Oldham

Sandra “Sandy” Oldham, 49, of Covington, died April 4, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Survivors include her sons, Mike and Mitch Chandler; daughter; Alicia Barton; brothers, Robert and Donald Oldham; sister, Cherie Sholler; and four grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Barbara Stickrod

Barbara Stickrod, 58, of Covington, died April 6, 2011, at Cardinal Hill, Fort Thomas. Survivors include her husband, Bruce Stickrod; son, Gary Wayne Stickrod; daughters, Cynthia and Christina Stickrod; brother, James Richie; sisters, Pearlie Collins; and six grandchildren.

Lona Mildred Turner

Lona Mildred Turner, 89, of Covington, died April 7, 2011, at her residence. Survivors include her daughter, Shirley Sharp; sisters, Lena Evans and Louise Jones; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery, Latonia.

Rebecca ‘Becky’ Wood

Rebecca “Becky” Evelyn McDonald Wood, 72, of Florence, died April 5, 2011, at her home. She was a volunteer with the Women’s Crisis Center for years and later became a court advocate for Boone County aiding sexual assault victims. She was a member of the Northern Kentucky/Kentucky Mental Health Board of Directors, the Gov-


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ernor’s Advisory Council on Social Insurance, Boone County Animal Shelter Board of Directors and the Boone County Friends of the Shelter. She was cofounder of the Boone County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, served on the CASA Board of Directors, and founded the Pet Protection Program through the Women’s Crisis Center. She was the 1989 spokesperson for the United Way campaign and recipient of the Boone County Jaycees Ruth Baker Hunt Humanitarian Award. She was active in Grace Episcopal Church where she taught Sunday school and was involved in the church vestry, church camp retreats and writing the church newsletter. In 2005, she was appointed secretary for the Episcopalian Churchwomen for the Diocese of Lexington. She was the first female volunteer firefighter for the city of Florence and was named to the Lloyd Memorial High School Alumni Hall of Fame. Her daughter, Karen Lee Wood, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Chester S. “Dick” Wood; daughter, Sharon Lenhof of Elsmere; son, Michael T. Wood of Burlington; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials: Grace Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 6590, Florence, KY 41042 or the Women’s Crisis Center, 835 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011.

Patricia Jane Wren

Patricia Jane Wren, 79, of Covington, died April 4, 2011, at Rosedale Manor. A son, Robert Wren, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Robert Wren; son, James Wren; daughters, Rebecca Wren, Mary Jo Prather, Evelyn Hegener and Bonnie Krohman; brother, James Blackburn; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

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