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May 8 forum to deal with police Villa Hills residents may raise questions, comments

By Cindy Schroeder

VILLA HILLS — Residents who have questions about a proposal to contract out police services in Villa Hills can attend a public forum on May 8 at River Ridge Elementary School. The 7 p.m. hearing will replace council’s regularly scheduled informal caucus meeting. Mayor Mike Martin originally suggested holding the public hearing to discuss the possibility of outsourcing police service. However, at the suggestion of Councilwoman Mary Koenig, he agreed to hear comments and questions from the public on all matters related to the police department.

“We’ll have a signup sheet and everybody, whether it’s 35 or 40 people, can talk,” Martin said. The mayor previously suggested that city officials solicit bids for police service as a possible cost-cutting measure. Critics have said that would jeopardize public safety, but Martin disagrees. In recent weeks, signs have popped up around the city expressing support for the Villa Hills Police Department. At the outset of the April 17 Villa Hills City Council meeting, the mayor announced that he was putting the topic of outsourcing police service “on hold” for several months, but he said he will hold a public hearing on the topic next month. Martin said he will schedule other hearings when he’s ready to put a request for proposals out. In response to questions from Councilman Jim Cahill, the mayor said next month’s hearing will focus on outsourc-

ing police services, if that’s what residents want to talk about. Martin said he’ll come to council before doing anything, but he said it probably will be several months before he presents any proposals to council. “I really haven’t put a time frame on it,” Martin said. “As I sit here, August, maybe. I’m not locked into that. It’s not going to be the next several months. I can tell you that.” “Will you commit to coming to council before you do anything?” Cahill asked. “Council will know before I do anything,” Martin said. “I will have a plan laid out.” At Koenig’s suggestion, Martin agreed to broaden the topic at the public forum rather than just focus on outsourcing police services. “Maybe somebody out there has an alternative or some other thoughts out there,” Koenig said.

Dirty Hands Club helps spruce up Fort Wright

After more than 20 years in business, Indigo Casual Gourmet Cafe in Fort Mitchell is closing at the end of the month. CINDY SCHROEDER/THE ENQUIRER

Indigo closing in Fort Mitchell

By Amy Scalf

FORT WRIGHT — The Dirty Hands Gardening Club’s efforts can be seen blooming across the city and they hope to add even more to the local landscape. The Fort Wright horticultural organization’s annual plant sale and swap will feature tried-and-true perennials, tubers, bulbs, herbs and shrubs from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 27, at the Fort Wright City Building, 409 Kyles Lane. “The best part of the sale is that you already know these plants will thrive here. They’ve been thriving and that’s why these gardeners can divide them,” said Mary Lee Scheper, a longtime member of the Dirty Hands Gardening Club. Scheper plans and plants the gardens around the Fort Wright City Building. She said the swap began in 1992 as a way for neighbors to share their favorite perennial, but now the swap is open to everyone. Shoppers can purchase plants, or anyone who has perennials to share, may bring them from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 26, or before the sale, from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, to trade them for “Dirty Bucks.” The bucks can be used to purchase items from the sale. Scheper said swappers should not bring more than four of one kind of plant,

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Fort Wright Dirty Hands Garden Club members Ginny Bolte and Mary Lee Scheper keep the city in bloom. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER



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“I would just like to discuss police, if you will. It doesn’t have to be strictly outsourcing.” Councilman Rod Baehner said one alternative “is to look internally first, if there are perceived issues or cost concerns about the police department.” Two residents expressed support for the Villa Hills Police Department. “I live in the Orchard Subdivision, and myself and a number of my neighbors came to the last meeting hoping to talk about our police protection, and of course, we were not able to do that at that time,” said Larry Heinzelman. At the March 20 council meeting, several residents engaged in a shouting match with the mayor when they were not allowed to address council. Several at that meeting held up signs expressing their support for the police department. The mayor said that was not the proper time to discuss the police department.

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FORT MITCHELL — After more than 20 years in business, Indigo Casual Gourmet Cafe is closing its Fort Mitchell restaurant at the end of the month. Indigo’s last day of business will be April 30, said Andy Rauf, front of the house manager for the Fort Mitchell restaurant. Indigo’s serves lunch and dinner and offers indoor and outdoor dining. Rauf said the Hyde Park Indigo’s, which recently was sold, will stay open. The restaurant is in the 2300 block of Dixie Highway near the Interstate 71/75 corridor. Someone has leased the Fort Mitchell Indigo’s, and plans to open another restaurant in that space soon. “Their lease starts May 1,” Rauf said. “(The leaseholder is) going to do some renovation and will open a new restaurant shortly after that.” Some of the 20 employees may stay on with the new restaurant, Rauf said. Others may go to the Hyde Park Indigo’s.

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Dispatch center Tapke hopes to be next adding member Kenton County attorney By Cindy Schroeder


Hills has become the latest city to agree to join Kenton County’s 911emergency dispatch center. Villa Hills City Council has unanimously approved a resolution expressing the city’s intent to leave Erlanger’s 911dispatch center to join the Kenton County Emergency Communications Center. Under terms of its contract with Erlanger, Villa Hills must give Erlanger 90 days notice if it plans to leave. A resolution approved April 17 by Villa Hills City Council authorizes the mayor to, “in a timely manner that is consistent with the county’s ability to accept the city into its 911 dispatch service, to notify the city of Erlanger and to coordinate with the county, accomplishing a seamless transition from one to the other.” For months, Kenton County and Erlanger, which both operate 911 dispatch centers, have

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haggled over the funding and operation of a consolidated dispatch center. Even though Villa Hills and Crescent Springs use the same fire department, Villa Hills city officials said Wednesday that Villa Hills’ police chief and the chief of the Crescent Springs/Villa Hills Fire & EMS Department have said that switching to the county’s dispatch system won’t affect residents’ safety. The switch could happen as early as Aug. 1, but no later than Sept. 1, Kenton County Judge-executive Steve Arlinghaus told Villa Hills City Council. Villa Hills would join the county’s dispatch system at the same time as the cities of Fort Mitchell, Lakeside Park, Crestview Hills and Edgewood, he said. “Initially, Villa Hills was going to be (accepted into the county’s dispatch system) toward the end of the year, but given the fact that Erlanger and Crescent Springs have opted to stay on their own, the (Kenton County Emergency Communications) board has accepted the fact that all five cities would be brought on at one time,” Arlinghaus said. Construction of an addition to Kenton County’s dispatch center to enable the county to provide 911 emergency dispatch service to more cities is scheduled to be finished next month.

By Cindy Schroeder

Stacy Tapke, an assistant Kenton County attorney, has announced she’ll seek her boss’ job next year after Kenton County Attorney Garry Edmondson opted not to seek a sixth term. Tapke, a Republican, has Edmondson’s endorsement, as the Edgewood resident becomes the first to announce her candidacy for Kenton County attorney. Her father-in-law, Richard H. Tapke Jr., will serve as her campaign treasurer, as she seeks a four-year term. “Stacy has the right experience for the position,” Edmondson said. “She understands all of the ins and outs of the office and is highly regarded by her co-workers and fellow attorneys. She has dedicated her career to enhancing the quality of life for our community through her strong work ethic and dedication to the community. It is with great pride that I endorse her candidacy for county attorney.” Col Owens, chairman of the Kenton County Democrats, said he doesn’t know of any Democrat who plans to run for county attorney in November 2014. “That doesn’t mean we won’t have a candidate,” Owens said. “It’s pretty early. But I don’t know of a candidate at

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Stacy Tapke, an assistant Kenton County attorney for 81⁄2 years, has announced she is running for Kenton County attorney. PATRICK REDDY/THE ENQUIRER

STACY TAPKE BIO Personal: Age, 35. Married to Trey Tapke. Has two sons Community: Edgewood Education: Bachelor of Arts with a double major in history and Spanish from Purdue University. Received her Juris Doctor from the Maryland School of Law. Current job: Assistant Kenton County attorney and lawyer in private practice with Edmondson & Associates

this point.” Tapke handles all civil matters for Kenton County and is a criminal prosecutor in Kenton District Court. Before going to law school, she was a caseworker in Kenton County’s child support office in 2000-01. “I feel like I’m prepared to do the job,” Tapke said. “I’ve decided

to do it, so I see no reason not to go ahead and declare my candidacy.” Tapke, who has been an assistant Kenton County attorney since August 2004, said she has the necessary experience. The county attorney’s office is responsible for prosecuting all misdemeanor and juvenile offenses in the county. The county attorney also advises the fiscal court and other elected county officials on civil matters. The office is also responsible for prosecuting Kenton County parents who don’t pay their child support. “I am excited to serve Kenton County as its next county attorney,” Tapke said. “Running for this office will allow me to continue my work to ensure that families in Kenton County are protected by aggressive criminal prosecution of those who violate the laws of our commonwealth.” Tapke decided to become a lawyer during a job shadow day in high school. “That sort of planted the seed of interest,” she said. “That was reinforced when I was a caseworker in the child support office before I went to law school.” A couple of years ago, she successfully argued before the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on the issue of whether Kenton County could aggressively regulate sexually oriented businesses.


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and each specimen should be labeled in pots. "It’s a great sale. We have bargain prices and knowledgeable gardeners who can tell you about each plant and how to take care of it,” said club member Ginny Bolte. “I think it’s a really good deal.” Bolte said the group does a lot more than growing greenery. They award a “Garden of the Month” during June, July and August, choosing winners on both the east and west sides of Interstate 75. The Dirty Hands Gardening Club also makes wreaths and bows for city signs before Christmas each year, and they also host educational programs. “My favorite part is the educational component,” said Bolte. “We have speakers come in, so we learn new things.” She said they also go on field trips, such as a recent journey to Spring Grove Cemetery where the arborist taught them about different trees. “We’re always doing something,” she said.

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“We have a really strong clientele, and the majority of our business is regulars,” Rauf said of the Fort Mitchell Indigo’s. “It’s going to be sad to see everybody go, but some employees may stay on with the new restaurant that will be opening at this location.” The Fort Mitchell Indigo’s opened in 1991, three years after the Hyde Park restaurant opened, Rauf said. Although restaurant business in general has been down, Rauf said he doesn’t think the closure was a monetary decision. He said it’s difficult for Indigo’s owner, who now lives in Florida, to run a restaurant from a distance. “I just think the owner was ready to try some new things,” he said.

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Panel is searching for dispatch funding solutions


By Amy Scalf

COVINGTON — The nine-member Kenton County Dispatch Center Funding Panel has been sifting through history, budgets, projected numbers, and piles of other information to try to find the best and most equitable way to collect $5 million each year to fund the county’s dispatch center. Kenton County’s dispatch took over operations from Covington in September 2012, with the cities of Bromley, Fort Wright, Ludlow and Park Hills joining the service in March 2013. The center also provides emergency service dispatching for Fairview, Independence, Kenton Vale, Ryland Heights, Taylor Mill and unincorporated parts of Kenton County. County leaders had planned on funding the service through a $6 fee attached to electric bills, but Kenton commissioners couldn’t reach agreement on that funding solution. Instead, they voted to implement an $85 parcel fee attached to the county’s annual property tax bills, which has also met with resistance. Leaders acknowledge the fee doesn’t apply to apartment dwellers, and that businesses are charged the same amount as residents, who are all charged the same regardless of their property’s value. Kenton County Judgeexecutive Steve Arling-


Dave Heidrich leads the Kenton County Dispatch Center Funding Panel during a meeting at the Kenton County Building in Covington April 10. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

haus formed the panel to try to create an alternative solution to the funding problem. Five panel members were chosen by Arlinghaus and the three Kenton commissioners: Jon Draud, Kris Knochelmann and Beth Sewell. Four other members represent the county’s realtors, homebuilders, apartments and the Chamber of Commerce. Chairman Dave Heidrich said the panel has met four times, and has “started to learn more about the issue so we can recommend a fair and sustainable way to fund 911 service.” Their working meetings include discussion of several possible scenarios, which range from revisiting the electric bill fee and researching adding fees to water meters or land line phones, to

raising ad valorem rates or enacting a vehicle registration fee. They’re also examining different ways to approach the parcel fee, to charge per parcel or by each address point so each apartment would be charged the same rate as each residential home. Panel members also recently completed a survey so they could see areas where they agree. Heidrich said their work is “in progress,” and they are in the process of building consensus. They are beginning work on a written report to present to the county commissioners, but have not determined when it will be prepared. “People have always been paying for dispatch services, now it’s just in a different way,” he said.


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Bonhaus earns national recognition Community Recorder

Kenton County School District technology integration specialist Ed Bonhaus recently was named a “20 to Watch” Technology Leader by the National School Board Association. “I have seen firsthand the personal and professional growth teachers experience when they integrate technology and instruction,” Bonhaus said. “It is sheer joy for me to see their growth.” Bonhaus was selected for the honor based on his technology

initiatives. He has trained teachers in SMART Board instruction, iPad integration, and numerous technology tools. In addition he maintains a SMART Board blog and “Ed On Tech” blog that has many worldwide followers. According to the NSBA the “20 to Watch” selections are education leaders who have the ability to inspire colleagues to incorporate innovative technology solutions that contribute to high-quality learning environments and more efficient school district operations. Of Bonhaus’ selection, the

NSBA wrote: “Ed Bonhaus provided critical firsthand knowledge about technology in Kentucky’s Race to the Top grant process. But he didn’t stop there. He is now providing online professional development and working on the first flipped classroom for the Kentucky iTunes campus. And inspired by what he saw during NSBA’s site visit to the Clark County (Nev.) School District in 2012, he is pursuing a vision to transform a low-performing elementary school with minimal technology into a 21st-century school.”

Kenton County School District technology integration specialist Ed Bonhaus was named a “20 to Watch” Technology Leader.

Prince of Peace students’ Odyssey continues Community Recorder

St. Joseph School students collected, sorted and boxed shoes while barefoot on Tuesday, April 16. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

St. Joseph students go shoeless for global cause DAY WITHOUT SHOES

By Amy Scalf

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seph middle-schoolers stepped into a global demonstration Tuesday by taking off their shoes. Students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades went barefoot during “One Day Without Shoes,” a worldwide program organized by Toms, a company built on a mission of providing one pair of shoes for someone in need for every pair of shoes purchased. Teacher Jessy Kirkwood said her students participated as part of their community service project. They collected hundreds of pairs of shoes between April 8 and 16, then sorted and boxed the shoes to be sent to The Catholic Church of the Good Shepard in Campton, Ky. She said the church is “in the heart of Appalachia” and provides a food pantry and thrift store to help residents of the community.

Haley Planicka, left, and Whitney Campbell box donated shoes to help residents of Campton, Ky. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

“It’s something I participated in when I was in college, and I brought it here to St. Joseph,” said Kirkwood. “It’s something I’m really passionate about and it’s a great opportunity for students to get a glimpse of what it’s like to not have shoes. It’s also good for them to be part of a movement and to feel that re-

sponsibility and empowerment.” Shoeless students went through their regular days, turning in homework, taking tests, eating lunch and playing at recess, while a mountain of boxed shoes formed in the faculty workroom. Students had also made colorful posters that hung along hallways to let others know why they were participating. Kirkwood’s students were right in step with her ideas. “I like that we’re spreading awareness for those who don’t have shoes because I know they go through it every day,” said Julia Stegman, age 12. “It feels good to know we’re doing something good.” Want to continue the conversation? Tweet at @AmyScalfNky

COLLEGE CORNER Local students earn EKU scholarships

Many incoming freshmen and transfer students have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University. Local recipients include: McKinley Rose Cole (Dixie Heights High School), of Park Hills, has accepted a Founders Scholarship; Jared Gregory Bowling (Simon Kenton), of Independence, has accepted a Presidential Scholarship; Jor-

dan Michelle Linkugel (Scott), of Covington, has accepted a Presidential Scholarship; Lydia Ann Shepherd (Simon Kenton), of Park Hills, has accepted a Presidential Scholarship; Adam Robert Crabbs (St. Henry), of Erlanger, has accepted a Presidential Scholarship; Raymond Louis Moehlman (Villa Madonna), of Edgewood, has accepted a Presidential Scholarship; Rebecca Kayla Jaeger (Dixie Heights), of Erlanger, has accepted a Presidential Scholarship; Alexander Stull

Hoffman (Simon Kenton), of Independence, has accepted a Presidential Scholarship; Deemi Lee Fitterer (Scott), of Taylor Mill, has accepted a Presidential Honor Scholarship; Courtney Elizabeth Davis (Lloyd Memorial), of Erlanger, has accepted a Regents Scholarship; Molly Ann McMath (Beechwood), of Fort Mitchell, has accepted a Regents Scholarship; and Trevor Nicole Goodridge (Dixie Heights), of Villa Hills, has accepted a Regents Scholarship.

Prince of Peace Montessori qualified five students for the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals May 22-25 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. The Prince of Peace Montessori students, ages 9-11, qualified after placing first at the Kentucky Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament in March. The World Finals features more than 800 teams from various countries, including China, Japan, Germany, South Korea, Mexico and Canada. Odyssey of The Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. The Prince of Peace students qualified to compete in Division I and will be solving a structure problem, where they will design and build a structure using only balsa wood and glue. They will test to see which structures can hold the most professional weight. In order to attend the tournament, the team must raise $4,000 by April 26 to cover registration, room and board

Prince of Peace Montessori School qualified five students to May’s Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in East Lansing, Mich. THANKS TO SHANNAN BOYER

expenses. To make a donation, visit or mail a check, made out to Prince of Peace Montessori, to Prince of Peace Montessori, 625 Pike St., Covington, KY 41011.

St. Agnes academic team dazzles at districts Community Recorder

The St. Agnes School fifthgrade academic team recently competed in the Governor’s Cup district tournament. The team won the district title, won the sportsmanship award and finished second in the quick recall competition. St. Agnes students who placed in the written-assignment portion of the tournament include: » Matthew Allison – third place, social studies. » Paul Allison – second place, composition; second

place (tie), science. » Ella David – fifth place, arts and humanities. » Neil Green – second place, math. » Kate Hail – second place (tie), science. » Peter Maier – fourth place, math. » Alyssa Monson – third place, language arts. » Connor Ryan – first place, science. » Maddie Schmidt – second place, arts and humanities. » Jacob Schulte – fourth place, composition; first place, language arts.

The St. Agnes School fifth-grade academic team won the Governor's Cup district tournament. THANKS TO MONICA WAINSCOTT




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Archery a prime target for Beechwood By James Weber

Covington Catholic junior Max Boyle tries to get an out at second. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Young Colonels on track for more wins

By James Weber

PARK HILLS — It hasn’t been easy at times, but the Covington Catholic baseball team is on its way to another 20-win season for head coach Bill Krumpelbeck. The Colonels are 13-8 after beating Campbell County 9-6 on April 22. Cov Cath plays at district rival Beechwood Thursday, April 25 then plays three games in two days at the Bryan Stevenson Memorial tourney at Dixie Heights and Simon Kenton April 26-27. “We’re a work in progress,” Krumpelbeck said. “We’ve played games without all the errors. We’re just trying to get better. That’s all we can do.” Krumpelbeck was lamenting an 11-2 loss at Ryle, currently 17-2 for the season, April 17. The Colonels have had several games like that but also have several quality wins, including an earlier victory over Ryle.

Cov Cath has beaten defending Ninth Region champ Newport Central Catholic twice, 2012 10th Region champ Bishop Brossart once, and Louisville St. Xavier. Cov Cath beat Shelby County 13-2 and lost to Louisville power Pleasure Ridge Park 11-0 in the Doc Morris scholarship tournament. “We’ll see some very good teams,” he said before the tourney. “We’ll find out where we stand against some of the top teams in the state.” The Colonels are having expected pains after losing every starter but junior Grant Schreiver, who has committed to Louisville. He has three home runs and 20 RBI to rank high on the Northern Kentucky charts and is second in runs scored. Nate Bailey, Nate Kunkel, Adam Atkinson and Ben Heppler have been the leading hitters in average so far. Heppler has four wins on the mound and a 3.69 ERA.

Covington Catholic senior Ryan Basford pitches to Ryle. Ryle won 11-2 over Covington Catholic April 17 at Ryle. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

FORT MITCHELL — Joe Oka is confident about the future of the Beechwood High School archery program. He is the head coach of the Beechwood High School archery program, which ended its first full season and is awaiting approval from the board of education to continue on. “Archery is 90 percent breathing, 10 percent mechanics,” he said. “That’s why I think Beechwood will excel in it because the minds of the children there are so good.” Archery just finished its first season under Kentucky High School Athletic Association jurisdiction and awarded championships concurrent with the NASP titles. KHSAA requires that teams have at least five members of each gender for a team score counting the top 12 finishers. The new high school sport uses a standard one design bow with a 20-pound draw weight to shoot 80cm targets at 10 and 15 meters. A competition consists of 15 arrows at each distance for a total possible score of 300 points. Senior Brant Coleman is one of the Tigers who got to benefit from the new challenge. “There is something very cathartic in shooting and that’s one of the things I enjoy most about archery,” he said. “It is a challenge of concentration.” Oka is a local archer who runs a summer program for the city of Ft. Mitchell and has competed in national events and the Olympic Trials for the 2012 London Games. For several years, archery had been banned in Fort Mitchell for safety reasons, and the lifting of that ban coincided with the first year of KHSAA involvement. That prompted

Eighth-graders Andrew Robbins, left, and Jessica Gieske were the top finishers for Beechwood in the regional archery competition. THANKS TO JOE OKA

Beechwood parents to recruit Oka to form a team at Beechwood. Oka had been lobbying the city to remove the ban, in the process meeting and learning from Milford, Ohio, Olympic medalist Darrell Pace. While that was going, he was enjoying teaching the children the sport. “It was seeing the kids at the children’s home light when they hit the target that stirred me,” he said. “Here were these kids who probably have never had anything positive said to them in their lives seeing something positive in themselves. Something came alive in them that was not there before, and you could see confidence blossom.” Archery has grown by leaps and bounds in popularity since the Hunger Games book series, which has recently turned into movies and where bows and arrows are prominent. Oka was glad the ban was lifted in the city because of the extensive safety measures used at every competition and practice. “Regionals was a two-day See ARCHERY, Page A8

The Beechwood archery team completed its first season of competition. THANKS TO JOE OKA


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» Dixie Heights tennis player Brooke Warden for a 10-0 start.

SOY voting: May 1

The fifth-annual Community Press and Recorder Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award voting period for the 2013 award will run Wednesday, May 1, through Tuesday, May 22. When it’s time to vote, you’ll go to Click on the Sportsman of the Year item on the right-hand side of the page. Readers will be able to vote once a day for their favorite athlete per paper. Winners for 2013 will receive two Reds tickets courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds, a certificate and a story to be published in a late June edition. Neither the articles nor ballots will count against the me-

ter, so you do not have to be a Cincinnati Enquirer/ subscriber to vote on your favorite candidate. Email with questions and follow the hashtag #SOY2013 for updates on Twitter.


» Beechwood beat Greenup County 7-1 and Wheelersburg 6-1 April 20 to improve to 15-5. » Dixie Heights beat Cooper 4-2 April15. Adam Daria and Eric Elkus had two hits each. » Dixie beat Newport Central Catholic 7-3 April 18. Nick Niehaus struck out eight to get the complete-game win. Dixie beat Danville and Lewis County April 20 to improve to 10-7. » Lloyd beat Brossart 6-5 April 20. James Stevens had two hits and two RBI. » St. Henry beat Lloyd 8-7 April 15. Alex Conradi drove in three runs and Will Baumann drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.

» Scott beat Anderson 6-4 April 18. Nick Brinkman had three hits. » Scott beat Anderson County 3-2 April 20. Pete Ohmer had a home run. Reed Spata had three hits including a triple. » Villa Madonna beat Dayton 11-1 April 15. Nick Kermes had three hits and three RBI, Andrew Wagner two hits and three RBI.


» Calvary Christian beat Augusta 25-3 April 16. Dayne Merkley had three hits including a grand slam home run, and drove in six for the game. » Holy Cross beat Ludlow 10-0 April 17. Madyson Moran had two home runs and four RBI. » Sophomore pitcher Haylee Smith tossed a perfect game to lead Notre Dame past Dixie Heights, 6-0 April 16. Smith struck out four batters, and did not allow a ball out of the infield. Abby Jones hit her first career

varsity home run and was 3for-3 at the plate. Junior Laura Finke finished 2-for-4 with a RBI.

Boys tennis

» St. Henry beat Dixie Heights 4-1 April 17 with wins from Schultz, Keller, Gill and Plattner/Atkison. » Covington Catholic beat Scott 5-0 April 16. Winners were Laine Harrett, Ben Reis, Tim Fritz, Joe Kendall/Nate Wichmann and Cole Jameson/Parker Kenney. » Holy Cross beat Lloyd 4-1 April 15 with wins from Reynolds, Bergman, Sizemore/ Garrett and Turner/Boggett. » Villa Madonna beat Lloyd 5-0 April 17 with wins from VanMelle, Gibson, Shearn, Kenney/McQueen and Gerst/Spicker.

Girls tennis

» Dixie Heights beat Conner 5-0 April 15. Winners were Brooke Warden, Anna Staros-

ciak and Skyler Petty, Lindsey Snider/Kristen Snider and Jesseca Lesuer/Alaina Moore. Warden is 10-0 through April 18 and Petty is 8-2 and Starosciak 8-1. » Lloyd beat Holy Cross 5-0 April 16. Pelfrey/Lewis and Perry/Kleisinger won in doubles. » Notre Dame beat Highlands 3-2 April 16. Winners were Bess Fley and Abby Roebker, and Laura Irons/Caroline Krumme. NDA beat Lexington Catholic 5-0 April 18 to improve to 9-2. » Scott improved to 7-0 by beating Simon Kenton 3-2 April 15. Winners were Hillmann, Hancock and Bishop.


» St. Henry senior Cheyenne Tobler will play volleyball for the College of Mount St. Joseph. Tobler, at 5-foot-11, played as an opposite-side hitter and a middle blocker. During her 2012 See HIGHLIGHTS, Page A7



New pitching key for Holy Cross baseball


By James Weber

Preston Roberson from Dixie Heights High School has committed to play football at Union College (Ky). He is not only receiving a football scholarship but a dean’s scholarship as well. He holds varsity letters in football and swimming. He has been part of Hanner’s Heroes, in which Kenton County students mentor elementary students. He also started an Adopt-a-Grandparent program at Dixie, in which his team went into nursing homes to visit with the residents and hold holiday parties. THANKS TO DONNA ROBERSON


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season, she recorded 128 kills and 56 blocks. Tobler was her team’s Most Improved Player her junior season. As a senior she was a Kentucky All “A” Ninth Region All-Tournament team member, and was on the Kentucky All “A” State AllTournament team. She was an All-Opponent Division II Second Team selection as both a junior and a senior. In 2012 she was named a Crusader of the Week; and this year won a third place banner and first place tshirt for design at the Latin Convention. She was in the Crusaders for Life and Latin Club all four years of high school. Cheyenne, the daughter of Marie and Tom Tobler, is planning on majoring in biology/physical therapy.

» Spencer Franzoi (Dixie Heights 2011) helped the Ohio Northern University men’s swim team capture their ninth consecutive Ohio Athletic Conference championship Feb. 14-16 at the University of Akron. The ONU pharmacy Franzoi school student raced to his second conference championship in the 400 Individual Medley while placing third in the 200 IM and fourth in the 200 Breaststroke. Franzoi, a former Northern Kentucky Clipper, has been named All-Conference four times in his first two seasons.

Pat Ryan hasn’t been able to beat the weather in his first season as a head baseball coach in a quarter century, but his Holy Cross High School baseball team is ready to start beating teams on a regular basis. Ryan’s Indians have been affected by the cold and wet first month of the year more than most, having played only 11 games through April 22. HC is 5-6 heading into what shaped up to be a busy and warm week, culminating in home games April 27, April 29 and May 1. “The weather is working us very hard right now,” Ryan said. “That being said, I feel like we’re playing as well as we can right now. We’ve been in every game.” Ryan, an assistant at HC under longtime head coach Mike Holtz, took over the program when Holtz was named principal at the school. He is looking forward to special Saturdays coming up, as the program will have an alumni night Saturday surrounding HC’s 3 p.m. game with Bourbon at Meinken Field. On Saturday, May 4, the team will induct Gary Bamberger and Kevin List as the first members of the program’s Diamond Club hall of fame. “It’s been a real enjoyable experience. What I’m trying to do is build around the positive things that Mike Holtz has developed,” Ryan said. “I have really enjoyed the players and the parents have contributed time and effort and money. I’m happy to be a part of it and I’m thankful for the guys.”

Holy Cross players warm up before a victory over Cooper March 30. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Seniors Connor Callery and Blake Tiberi have picked up where they left off last year, ranking among the area leaders in hitting. Senior Mike Hewitt has 20 RBI to rank among Northern Kentucky leaders and senior Vinnie Pangallo is hitting over. 300. Juniors Trevor Niehaus, Trevor Kincaid, Travis Webster, Tyler Hoog and Jake Ketron; and sophomore Jared Seibert have formed the nucleus of the team around the seniors. Most of that group is new to varsity play. Tiberi, who will play for Louisville, was the most experienced pitcher coming back from last year and the new pitchers have been learning.

“We had to turn some guys into pitchers and they’re doing well,” Ryan said. “Callery has been an all-region catcher and hitter. He won’t be an all-region pitcher but he’s doing well. He throws strikes. We’re working with them on changing speed, throwing strikes, holding runners. It’s been a learning experience for them.” While his young players gain experience, Ryan is looking forward to continuing the upgrade of Meinken Field, which has been a gradual process in recent years. He’s also looking forward to just playing anywhere. “We have a full week ahead and I’m looking forward to it,” he said.














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Swimmers finish season at record ‘Clip’


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The Northern Kentucky Clippers completed their shortcourse season with success at both the NCSA Junior Nationals in Orlando, Fla., March 12-16, and the 2013 Ohio J.O. Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, March 8-10. The meets were highlighted by four Ohio State LSC records and 21 team records broken by the Clippers.

2013 NCSA Junior Nationals

The Clipper Seniors sent 15 swimmers who accounted for 75 individual swims. The meet as a whole had more than 1,700 swimmers and more than 7,000 swims representing 255 clubs. Ohio LSC record-breakers included: Sharli Brady of Burlington, 400 individual medley; Max Williamson of Fort Mitchell, 100 breaststroke, 200 IM, and 400 IM. Team record-breakers included: Annie Davies of Fort Mitchell, 15-16 girls 200 breast; Sharli Brady, 17-and-over girls 200 freestyle, and 400 IM; Mike Summe of Edgewood,15-16 boys 100 breast; Max Williamson: 17and-over 100 breaststroke, 200 IM, and 400 IM. Relay team record-breakers included: 15-and-over boys 200 medley, Max Williamson, Chase Vennefron of Fort Mitchell, Rob Newman of Fort Mitchell, and Mike Summe; 15-and-over boys 400 medley, Max Williamson, Mike Summe, Rob Newman, and Chase Vennefron; 15-andover boys 800 free, Max Williamson, Mike Summe, Rob Newman, and Zach Smith of Fort Mitchell; 15-and-over girls

Both the girls and boys varsity basketball teams at Villa Madonna Academy earned Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference Division III championships this season. THANKS TO NEENA VOLK


The 15-and-over boys 800 freestyle relay of Rob Newman, Zach Smith, Max Williamson and Mike Summe swam well at the 2013 Junior Nationals for the Northern Kentucky Clippers. THANKS TO JENNIFER SUMME

800 free, Kenzie Margroum of Fort Thomas, Lauren Herich of Hebron, Hanna Gillcrist of Burlington, and Sharli Brady.

2013 Short-Course Ohio Age Group Junior Olympics Championship The Clippers 14-and-unders finished second overall, with the girls winning the meet and the boys finishing third. The 10and-under girls and 13-14 girls both won their respective age groups. Individual event winners included: Seth Young of Florence, 50 breaststroke; Sophie Skinner of Independence, 13-14 girls 1,650 free; Kenzie Skaggs of Edgewood, 10-and-under girls 100 backstroke; Amanda Smith of Walton, 13-14 girls 200 back; Mallory Beil of Edgewood, 13-14 girls 100 butterfly; Jake Lentsch of Hebron, 13-14 boys 200 breast, and 200 fly; Abbi Richards of Crescent Springs, 11-12 girls 200 IM; Ma-

deleine Vonderhaar of Lakeside Park, 13-14 girls 200 IM, and 200 butterfly. Relay event winners included: 10-and-under girls 200 medley, Mariah Denigan of Walton, Anna Long, Kenzie Skaggs, and Alexa Arkenberg of Union; 1314 girls 400 medley, Sophie Skinner, Madeleine Vonderhaar, Mallory Beil, and Amanda Smith;13-14 girls 400 free: Sophie Skinner, Mallory Beil, Mikayla Herich, and Bray Zimmerman. Team record-breakers included: Kenzie Skaggs, 9-10 girls 50 fly (30.21), and 100 fly (1:06.58); Alexa Arkenberg, 9-10 girls 100 fly (1:08.28); Madeleine Vonderhaar, 13-14 girls 100 breast (1:03.80), and 200 breast (2:19.12); Seth Young, 9-10 boys 100 IM (1:07.48) and 200 IM (2:24.16); Jake Lentsch, 13-14 boys 100 breast (59.80), and 200 breast (2:10.33). For more information about the Clippers, go online at

NewCath basketball

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Registration is open for the the NewCath 2013 Hoops Camp. The girls session is 9 a.m. to noon, June 3-6, for girls in grades 3-8. The boys session is 9 a.m. to noon, June 10-13 for boys in grades 3-8. For more information, visit or call 859-292-0001.

Church softball

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

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event with about 18 hours of shooting, with people coming and going through the gym,” he said. “The process is very regulated and deliberate and that is what makes it so safe.” Oka is trying to build the program, which had 20 members this year. He said only nine of them have played other sports at Beechwood, and for five of them, it is their only extracurricular activity. Anyone can participate.

Kenton County Parks and Recreation needs one more softball team for Monday Men’s Church League play. The season begins Monday, April 29. League fees for a 10-game season, plus a single-elimination tournament, are $250 per team. Umpires fees are an additional $15 per team. Games will be played at 6:15 and 7:15 p.m. Monday nights at Lincoln Ridge, Pioneer, and Middleton-Mills parks. Teams compete for a league champion trophy, T-shirts, and tournament seeding, and then a winning team trophy and T-shirts in the tournament. Call 525-PLAY if interested.

Oka said one of his members has been battling fibromyalgia and arthritis, which has limited her mobility and prevented her from most athletic activities. Male archers at Beechwood are Andrew Robbins, Tate Schroder, Brennan Gregory, Phil Cheek, Zach Ruhland, Brant Coleman, Silas Petermann, Joseph Juska, Chase Spahn, Matt O’Hare and Salvador Ballinas. Girls are Jessica Gieske, Elizabeth Gieske, Samantha Allen, Katie Campbell, Emily Russ, Aleta Hegge, Anna Teremi, Cameron Haskell and Lindsay Prince.





Editor: Nancy Daly,, 578-1059


On library taxes: ‘I see nothing’ Why does Kentucky’s General Assembly pass new laws if bureaucrats refuse to follow the old ones? Here’s a tale of two groups. One plays the role of a victim and one plays a villain. See if you can guess which is which. In 2011, petitioners fought to place the $3.4 million taxing authority, Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission (NKAPC), on the November ballot. Petitioners needed over 17,000 signatures to accomplish that goal. In the Kenton County 2011 primary, only 6,866 voters voted. That was a huge task, but that was the law. Since the Northern Kentucky Tea Party consists of law-abiding citizens, they followed the law. Petitioners collected over

24,000 petitions that were scrutinized more closely than the hanging chads in the 2000 presidential elecTom Wurtz tion. County COMMUNITY officials even RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST had police chase petitioners off public property to hinder petitioners’ efforts. Newspaper ads by a mystery group of local politicians lambasted the ethics of the out-of-town petition gatherers. They established a website (4nkapc) so they could smear petitioners and implied many petition signatures were

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Where are the Democrats’ women?

It was interesting to see that two men, Paul Whalen and Col Owens, were selected to lead the Fourth District Congressional Democrats. Where are the women? The Republican Party of Kentucky requires that the district and state chairs be of the opposite sex. In other words, if the chair is a woman, the vice-chair must be a man. The “opposite sex” rule applies at all levels of the National Republican Party – state, regional and national. Republicans give equal leadership opportunities to men and women. Apparently the Democrats don’t.

Ted Smith Park Hills

Satirical ‘Chronicles’ not so funny

Hmm, did I hear Tim Sogar call the Villa Hills City Attorney, Todd McMurtry, “Toad” at the city council meeting on Wednesday night? Slip of the tongue – you think? Or maybe, just maybe it was a clue as to whom the individual or individuals may be who are part of the website, The Martin Chronicles. Hush, they say, don’t mention this website. It will only add fuel to their fire. Well, I say, hogwash, the people of Villa Hills need to know about this website. They need to know just what kind of people Mayor Mike Martin is dealing with on a daily basis. The Martin Chronicles, “they say,” is a satirical look at Mayor Mike Martin, the City Council and anything they try to do. Well, I say it is hateful, vicious, vengeful, and full of lies and half truths. It is evil. Above all it is hurtful. Consider the source, they say. I say stop the source. Not only do they attack the actions of the mayor and City Council, they attack each person. They attack the family members. They attack the Villa Hills Civic Club and the St. Joe’s Men’s Society. No one is safe if you disagree with their thinking. On a personal note, they have attacked my husband, Eddie. They have called him a liar, a nitwit, a traitor, Judas Iscariot and a backstabber

just to name a few. This is mild compared to what the mayor, City Council members and other citizens of Villa Hills have had to endure. Also, because of Eddie’s stature they posted a picture of the Pillsbury Doughboy – funny – you think so? I’m not laughing. This website has nothing positive to say. It is all negative. It is being a bully with words. It only incites the people who have been trying to get rid of Mayor Mike Martin from the get-go. It is childish and hurtful. Anyone who is involved with this website in any way, shape or form has no business being a part of running our city or receiving a paycheck. We need to find out who these cowards are since they aren’t proud enough to sign their names on the dotted line. Maybe Tim Sogar could be the snitch to come forward. With all of the sadness that has gone on in our country this past week we certainly don’t need hateful, hurtful, vindictive, childish individuals stirring up trouble in our city. Who knows what trouble this website will incite. Freedom of speech and a difference of opinion, yes, we all want this. It is our right – but downright meanness, I don’t think so.

Donna Vogt Villa Hills

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forged. Kenton politicians acted like Barney Fife with Andy out of town. The entire county was a Dragnet crime scene for 90 days. The Kenton County Clerk’s Office later failed to certify the 24,000 petitions. Petitioners played by the rules and lost. How ironic is it that for over 30 years the Kenton County Library has violated the law, per Kenton County Circuit Court Judge Patricia Summe, by refusing to secure petitions prior to raising taxes? Where was Kenton County’s attorney, commonwealth’s attorney, state senators, state legislatures, county judge-executives, county commissioners, mayors, city council members or even the

dog-catcher on this issue? Kenton County had an illegal operation confiscating millions of dollars from taxpayers and not one of these dedicated public servants detected this illegal behavior? County and local officials look like Sgt. Schultz from the television show Hogan’s Heroes who famously said, “I see nothing!” It’s obvious that public servants are not there to protect the taxpayers. They’re there to protect the tax takers. Kenton County Library’s taxing scam and the NKAPC petition fiasco should serve as a major wake-up call that no one in government is looking out for us. We’re on our own. The news coverage has not been surprising. Instead of

drilling the library on their illegal actions, the media is presenting the library as a victim even though they stole millions from taxpayers. Sadly, taxpayers, like the Tea Party, are cast as a villain for pointing out this illegal behavior. I’m sure the children of Kenton County are about to learn a valuable lesson. They will discover if the rule of law still matters in Kenton County or if laws only apply to taxpayers, not tax takers. I hope the court doesn’t let the children down. It’s all about educating children about right and wrong. Isn’t it? Tom Wurtz is president of Tom Wurtz Consulting and a resident of Fort Mitchell.

New parents need extra support As amplification of child abuse cases reaches media outlets, we are constantly barraged by the horrific fact that children are suffering on a daily basis from physical abuse inflicted by an adult caregiver – a caregiver who has been entrusted to nurture and care for the most vulnerable and innocent of our citizens. As adults, it is our responsibility to keep all children safe. The truth is that in society, regardless of position in Therese Sirles life, adults play a unique COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST role in providCOLUMNIST ing for the safety and well-being of all children and their families. As citizens, how can we work to prevent child abuse? The first thing we must do is recognize that the birth of a child is not only a joyous occasion, but also one that changes the dynamics of a family, leaving the family structure vulnerable. Even the most wellprepared parents may be challenged by the new rigors of providing care for a baby who is so totally dependent. New parents need support, even if they do not ask for it. Here are a few simple ways to help eliminate child abuse: » Reach out and be a mentor to new parents. Encourage them, listen to them and be empathetic to their voiced concerns. Be supportive of their efforts and offer your assistance.

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

» Educate new parents about infant crying. Crying is the No. 1 trigger in cases of abusive head trauma in infants. Explain to new parents that crying is normal – it is how infants communicate. » Explain that frustration is a normal feeling for new parents. Explain that acting upon that frustration in a positive way, such as listening to music, calling a friend or taking a deep relaxing breath and counting to 10 are effective tools to prevent the stress that leads to potentially harmful behaviors. Caregiver frustration left unattended is harmful. Make sure new parents know that crying never hurt a baby and that it is OK to call someone they trust for relief. Emphasize that even if they are the only caregiver in the home, they can follow the ABCs – place the baby alone on his or her back in a safety-approved crib. Many times, stepping out of the room just long enough

to allow frustration levels to decrease is all a caregiver needs to do to calm down. It is incredibly important that new parents be counseled on how to choose a prospective caregiver for those times when they must be away. Children should never be left in the care of someone the parent or parents do not trust implicitly. Children are at increased risk for abuse with caregivers who use drugs or alcohol, display any kind of violent behavior or have a criminal history. Partnering with new parents is one of the most effective tools in increasing their knowledge, reaffirming their capabilities and helping them respond to their new role with confidence and adaptability. By taking the time to become a resource, a teacher and a mentor, each of us has the opportunity to eliminate child abuse by helping new families adapt to the changes that occur with the birth of a baby, thereby enhancing stability within the home. If you have questions about how to be a resource for new parents, contact Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky at 859-2258879, toll free at 800-244-5373 or or The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is available toll free 24/7 at 800-4224453, or This article was written by Therese Sirles, R.N., of Kosair Children’s Hospital along with Dr. Jaime Pittenger of UK HealthCare and Dr. Seema Sachdeva of Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine.

WHEN THEY MEET Kenton Fiscal Court

Meetings: Second Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Independence Court House, 5272 Madison Pike Meetings: Fourth Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Kenton County Courthouse, 303 Court St., Covington Address: 303 Court St., Covington Phone: 859-392-1400 Judge-executive Steve Arlinghaus Commissioner Beth Sewell, First District Commissioner Jon Draud, Second District Commissioner Kris Knochelmann, Third District http://www.kenton

Crescent Springs City Council

Meetings: Second Monday at 7 p.m. Address: 739 Buttermilk Pike Phone: 859-341-3017 Mayor: Jim Collett

Crestview Hills City Council

Meetings: Second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Address: 50 Town Center Blvd. Phone: 859-341-7373 Mayor: Paul Meier

Edgewood City Council Meetings: First and third Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Address: 385 Dudley Road

228 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 654 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075 phone: 283-0404 email: web site:

Phone: 859-331-5910 Mayor: John Link

Erlanger City Council

Meetings: First Tuesday at 7 p.m. Address: 505 Commonwealth Ave. Phone: 859-727-2525 Mayor: Tom Rouse

Fort Mitchell City Council Meetings: First and third Mondays at 7 p.m. Address: 2355 Dixie Hwy. Phone: 859-331-1212 Mayor: Chris Wiest

Community Recorder Editor Nancy Daly, 578-1059 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.






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Charlotte, one of the Katahdin Hair Sheep found on Free Radical Ranch Farm, walked out into the grass on April 19, with her two lambs, which were born April 17. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Heritage Farm tour celebrates natural, traditional methods

Mary Leming of Rising Phoenix Farm holds Perdito, a 2-week-old orphan lamb. Perdito is a Hog Island Sheep, a rare and critically endangered breed, several of which Leming purchased from George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate in Alexandria, Va. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

By Amy Scalf

MORNING VIEW — Kenton County’s heritage farm tour will allow visitors to look at the history and future of farming at the same time. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 4, five Kenton County farms will open their barn doors and farm gates for the first-ever Today’s Heritage Farm event. The free self-guided farm tour is a partnership of the Cooperative Extension Service, Kenton County Conservation District and the local farmers who want to share their traditions with the public. More information is available online at or at, by calling 859-356-3155 or visiting the Cooperative Extension Office at 10990 Marshall Road in Covington. “This is a celebration of our heritage. It’s a labor of love, no question,” said Bill Schneider of Lil’ Cruisey View Farm in Morning View. Schneider will host an open barn and petting areas after 10 a.m. during the heritage farm tour. He’ll also have several informative sessions throughout the day from sharing how to raise rabbits, chickens and dairy goats to wood furnituremaking and searching for woodland mushrooms. His secluded farm will also feature traditional music and Irish music during the day, and a walk through the woods to the Wehner Family Heritage Farmstead. The farmstead includes a preserved 1830s pioneer farm museum with vintage tools and farm equipment and a working timber operation. “We’re just trying to give folks a little taste of the flavor of southern Kenton County,” said Schneider. “If we can establish friendships with our city neighbors, we’ll be successful. That’s kind of the way we do things in the country. Plus, it promotes a lifestyle that’s healthy and wholesome and family-oriented.” Farm babies will be on full display at Free Radical Ranch

On Lil’ Cruisey View Farm, Bill Schneider bottle-feeds Curly, a 6-week-old lamb. Curly is one of the baby animals visitors will get to meet during Today’s Heritage Farm tour on Saturday, May 4. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Farm in Crittenden. Jennifer Leigh Myka and Thomas Brackman maintain a flock of Animal Welfare Approved Katahdin Hair Sheep, several of which are expecting lambs in late April and early May. “What I’m really excited about is to be able to share that we are managing our farms in what seems like a new way but is really an old way. It used to be everybody did this,” said Myka. “We’re stewards of the land who need to protect it for the future.” Free Radical Ranch also hosts award-winning Suri Alpacas, horses and chickens. As Myka also runs Free Radical Ranch’s Fiber Division, the farm will feature a demonstration of carding and spinning of alpaca wool. The Kenton County Conservation District’s Morning View Heritage Area will also be open during the tour, where visitors can hike around a 200acre farm dedicated to preserving the natural areas of Kenton County. Board members and staff will be at the barn to provide information about this land restoration project and lead short guided walks around the property. The land, purchased by the Conservation District in 2010, was home to six generations of the Steinhauser family after John Steinhauser emigrated from Germany in 1853. At Rising Phoenix Farm in Morning View, Mary Leming preserves not only farming traditions, but also rare and critically endangered animal

breeds. She has 13 Randall Cattle, listed by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy as the only genetically pure landrace breed cattle in the United States. There are fewer than 500 of them left in the world, up from less than 20 in existence in 1985. Randalls are a “triple purpose breed” used for dairy production, meat and oxen. Leming’s farm also features nearly a dozen varieties of fowl, including Royal Palm and Chocolate turkeys, French Maran chickens, and Guinea Fowl, as well as Hog Island sheep, a formerly feral breed from Hog Island, Va., which she purchased from George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate. Her laying hens, sheep and cattle are Animal Welfare Approved. She said it’s important for farms to participate in events like Today’s Heritage Farm program “so the public knows what’s out here and they can support us.” Leming said working on her farm is her passion, “but everything needs to have a purpose. I can’t keep raising cows just to raise cows. Heritage breeds taste better. They’re more intelligent and healthy. There are no antibiotics, no hormones. Everything we do is natural and pasture-raised. It’s important for people to know that we do this right here in Kenton County.”

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Rising Phoenix Farm in Morning View features 90 acres of endangered animals, including 13 pasture raised Randall Cattle. There are fewer than 500 of these cattle in the world. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Salvador is one of the Suri Alpacas who lives at Free Radical Ranch Farm in Morning View. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 26 Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Collection of artwork created by local artist and author. Collection reflects spirit of simplicity and beauty of nature Hubbard admired during his lifetime. Included with admission. 859-491-4003; Covington. Liquids-In-Motion, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Semmens Gallery. Collection of high-speed digital photographs of various liquids in collision with objects and other liquids. Displayed prints printed directly on sheets of aluminum. Through May 15. 859-491-2030; Covington. Parade, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Five second floor galleries. Three artists whose work echoes the themes of the dramatic performance. Exhibit continues through May 15. Through May 11. 859-957-1940; Covington.

The Village Vintage and Arts Bazaar – formerly known as 4th Sunday MainStrasse Antiques, Etc. – opens its fifth year, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, April 28. The Bazaar is free to shoppers, and all are welcome to browse and buy from vendors lining the 6th Street promenade in MainStrasse Village in Covington. THANKS TO DONNA KREMER Covington.

TUESDAY, APRIL 30 Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Liquids-In-Motion, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-4912030; Covington. Parade, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-957-1940; Covington. Disruptors: QRtifacts by Peiter Griga, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, Free. 859-2922322. Covington.

Art Openings Disruptors: QRtifacts by Peiter Griga, 6-10 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 27 W. Seventh St., Guest curated by Morgan Cobb. Interactive exhibition exploring intersection of fine art and disruptive technology featuring local entrepreneurs. Opening features Analogue Silhouettes performance by Hark + Hark and DJ Zealous Knock. Exhibit continues through May 24. Free. 859-2922322. Covington.

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

Community Dance

The Carnegie’s Otto M. Budig Theatre presents Buster Keaton’s 1926 classic “The General,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2 with a live modern underscore by Jeff Rapsis, pictured. THANKS

Music - Classic Rock


Phatty and the Mojo, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Sidebar, 322 Greenup St., 859-431-3456. Covington.

Jazzercise Classes, 8-9 a.m. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs. Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Burn up to 600 calories in an effective 60-minute total body workout. Jazzercise is jazz dance, resistance training, yoga and kickboxing. Wear loose, cool stretchy clothing. Aerobic or a cross trainer shoes is recommended. Arrive to first class 15-20 minutes ahead of time. $32 monthly unlimited classes. 859-341-4392. Covington.

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

Music - Rock Orchid in the Ivy, 8 p.m. With Department Store Alligator and Addis Ackbar. Doors open 7 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., $5. 859-491-2444; Covington.

On Stage - Comedy Stand Up for 9/11, 8-10 p.m. Comedians Mike Armstrong, Dave Hyden, Rob Wilfong and Lorain Braun. Gary Burbank, radio Hall of Famer, master of ceremony. Doors open at 7 p.m., Radisson Hotel Covington, 668 W. Fifth St., Cash bar, raffles, split-the-pot and more. On display a 200 pound steel I-beam from Ground Zero at World Trade Center in New York after terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Beam will be part of Northern Kentucky 9/11 Memorial. $25, $20 advance. 859-3413017. Covington.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Liquids-In-Motion, noon-3 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-4912030; Covington. Parade, noon-3 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-957-1940; Covington.

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Karaoke and Open Mic Super Bowl of Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Super Bowl, 510 Commonwealth Ave., Drink specials: $12 buckets, $3 domestics and $2 jello shots. With DJ Matt V and DJ Love MD. Free. 859-727-2000. Erlanger. Karl Dappen on Sax, 7-10 p.m., Argentine Bistro, 2875 Town Center Blvd., Variety of music from jazz to soft rock. Free. 859-426-1042; Crestview Hills. The John Von Ohlen Trio, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859-261-2365; Covington.

Shopping Voguevert Trunk Show and Fundraiser, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Talented eco-conscious designers from around the world create upscale accessories. Benefits Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center. Free. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Cooking Classes Sushi Rolling and Dining Experience, 7:30 p.m., Sushi Cincinnati, 20 W. Pike St., Includes training, choice of at least three sushi rolls, BYOB and recipe/product information. $25. Reservations required. Through May 11. 513-335-0297; Covington. Steakhouse DIY, 2-4 p.m., Argentine Bistro, 2875 Town Center Blvd., $25. Registration required. 859-426-1042; Crestview Hills.

The Village Vintage and Arts Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Antiques and collectibles available for sale along MainStrasse’s Promenade. Free admission. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. 859-468-4820; Covington.

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

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Turkey Foot Middle School, 3230 Turkey Foot Road, Exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. All fitness levels welcome. $5. Presented by Zumba with Gabrielle. 513-702-4776. Edgewood. Jazzercise Classes, 8:30-9:30 a.m. 9:30-10:30 a.m. 4:30-5:30 p.m. 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs. Jazzercise, 6:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, $32 monthly unlimited classes. 859-341-4392. Covington.

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

Toro on the Levee hosts DJ Battles from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday, April 29. The event is open all DJs. DJs must register. The championship finals are May 13. THANKS TO BROOKE COSTIDES


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

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

Music - Acoustic Kevin Fox, 10 p.m., Strasse Haus, 630 Main St., Free. 859-261-1199. Covington.

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

MONDAY, APRIL 29 Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington.

Liquids-In-Motion, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-4912030; Covington. Parade, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-957-1940; Covington. Disruptors: QRtifacts by Peiter Griga, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 27 W. Seventh St., Guest curated by Morgan Cobb. Interactive exhibition exploring intersection of fine art and disruptive technology featuring local entrepreneurs. Free. Through May 24. 859-2922322. Covington.

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

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Liquids-In-Motion, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-4912030; Covington. Parade, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-957-1940; Covington. Disruptors: QRtifacts by Peiter Griga, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, Free. 859-2922322. Covington.

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

Education Enrollment Information

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

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

THURSDAY, MAY 2 Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Liquids-In-Motion, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-4912030; Covington. Parade, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-957-1940; Covington. Disruptors: QRtifacts by Peiter Griga, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, Free. 859-2922322. Covington.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Turkey Foot Middle School, $5. 513-702-4776. Edgewood. Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m. 4:30-5:30 p.m. 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs. Zumba Fitness, 6:30 p.m., Independence Senior and Community Center, 2001 Jack Woods Drive, $30 six-week session, $7 drop in. Registration required. 859-356-6264; Independence. Jazzercise, 6:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, $32 monthly unlimited classes. 859-341-4392. Covington.

Farmers Market Dixie Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m., Erlanger Baptist Church, 116 Commonwealth Ave., Presented by City of Erlanger. 859-727-2525; Erlanger.

Music - Concerts Buster Keaton’s The General, 7:30 p.m., The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Silent film with live music. Jeff Rapsis, composer of more than 100 film scores for keyboard and renowned New England silent film accompanist, proffers modern underscoring to Buster Keaton’s 1926 classic. $19. 859-957-3456; Covington.

Music - Rock Dro Mayne, 8 p.m. With 17 Stacks, J-Sheetz, Charakter, Marty Scars, Yung N Official and Brick Tight. Doors open 7 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., $8. 859-491-2444; Covington.



Celebrate spring with roasted asparagus not only reduces the risk of heart disease, but it can help prevent birth defects. It’s in season now so pick some up at your local farmer’s market or grocery. Like all seasonal, local produce, asparagus contains optimum nutrition levels right now.

What a difference a few warm days make. The Caudill kids who live down the road brought me a baggie full of wild violets that they patiently picked. I’ll add that to what I’ve picked and I’ll have enough to make a batch of violet jelly (so gourmet!) and violet vinegar. Rita After Heikenfeld they left, I RITA’S KITCHEN started pulling weeds away from the elderberry bushes when I happened to look over at the asparagus patch. Beautiful asparagus poking up everywhere! And a couple of the stalks were already feathering out at the top, which means they’re too tough to eat. Well, I stopped what I was doing, ran into the house to get a paring knife and basket, and started harvesting asparagus. I got about a pound from his first cutting, and that’s pretty good. Asparagus can help detoxify our system, has anti-aging properties and

Cynthia Beischel, coauthor of “Virginia Bakery Remembered,” is working on a new book, “Cincinnati Bygone Department Store Tea Rooms.” She is looking for recipes and memories from the downtown department store restaurants, like Pogues, Shillito’s/Lazarus/Macy’s and McAlpin’s. Email me and I’ll pass the information on to Cynthia.

Roasted asparagus with brie

Sound different? I first tasted this when Tom Keegan of Keegan’s Specialty Seafood in Mount Washington was a guest on my cable show. “We make this all the time to serve alongside our entrees for our classes,” he said. (Check out his site at No kidding, asparagus this way is addictive. Here’s my adaptation: Snap tough ends off. Lay in single layer on baking sheet. Sprinkle with lemon pepper. Remove rind from brie (it’s edible but a bit tough and is easier to do when the cheese is cold). Lay slices of brie on top. Roast or grill at high temperature (475 degrees) for a few minutes or until asparagus just starts to wrinkle but turns bright green

recipe, too. Mix together: ⁄3cup sour cream Up to 1⁄3cup Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons whole-grain mustard 2 tablespoons apricot jam


Rita adapted an asparagus with brie recipe from Tom Keegan of Keegan’s Specialty Seafood. THANKS TO RITA

Can be refrigerated up to a week.


Sausage stew with root veggies

and is still plump and Brie starts to melt.

Phyllis Lowe’s apricot mustard sauce for pork tenderloin I need to eat more rosemary. That’s the herb for remembrance. Or maybe sage, which is good for the mind. The

reason I need to munch on these herbs is I can’t for the life of me remember which engagement I was doing where I met Phyllis. Actually, she attended a couple of my presentations and raved about this sauce, which she says is delicious alongside pork. Well, I can’t wait to try it and wanted you to have the

Each Thursday morning at 7:20 a.m., I have a live segment on Sacred Heart Radio with Brian Patrick about Bible foods and herbs. Recently we talked about carrots and turnips (check out my blog for a recap). About an hour later, a fax came in with this recipe “from a fan.” He/she indicated

that “the stew is delicious.” That’s what makes this column so fun, the ability to share recipes like this. I’ll be making this as soon as our carrots and turnips are ready! ⁄2to 3⁄4pound bulk pork sausage 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 2 medium carrots, cut into chunks 1 small turnip, peeled and cubed 1/2medium onion, chopped, or more to taste 31⁄2cups water or broth (vegetable or chicken) Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup stewed tomatoes or more to taste 1

Cook sausage until done. Add potatoes, carrots, turnip, onion, water and seasonings. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until veggies are tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and heat through. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

One man’s journey into ‘Alligator Alley’ to write never left him. In 2007, he published his first political thriller, “The Maximum Contribution.” The book was named a finalist in the 2008 Next Generation Indie Books Awards in the genre of political fiction. Three other thrillers, each featuring the fictional Kentucky Congressman Richard Thompson, have followed along with “Strange Bedfellow,” a book of political rants. Still, Robinson felt drawn to tell a different kind of story. “With ‘Alligator Alley,’ Robinson breaks new ground and shows his continued growth as a storyteller. This time he leaves the cloak and dagger in the closet and crafts an intimate and personal story filled with agony and angst and humor,” said author Rod Pennington. His latest work leaves behind his familiar characters to delve into the story Robinson carried

By Juli Hale Enquirer contributor

Rick Robinson has been wrestling alligators, at least figuratively, for 30 years. Though he had already published four successful novels and a book of political humor, it was the story of one man’s journey along the Everglades’ Alligator Alley in search of family memories that Robinson struggled to write for more than three decades. “This story has been in the back of my head for 30 years,” said Robinson. “My first memory of wanting to write ever was that someday I wanted to write the great American coming-of-age novel.” That realization came after meeting Kentucky author Jesse Stuart as a teen. While he went on to become an attorney and later a partner with Graydon Head and Ritchey in Fort Mitchell, the desire

Rick Robinson is the author of “Alligator Alley,” the story of one man’s Everglades journey in search of family memories. PROVIDED

with him for so long. The book was selected as the winner of the 2013 Great Southeast Book Festival. The book is dedicated to Clifford “Chippie” Thompson, Robinson’s great uncle, who provided much of the underlying story behind the novel. While the novel is fiction, many of its components and details are based in reality – including a story about alligators being dis-

covered in Prisoner’s Lake in Devou Park. Uncle Chippie brought alligators from his home

in the Everglades to Ludlow to give as gifts to the two sons of his best fishing buddy. After caring for the gators for a brief time, the boys – Bill and Tom Gaither – donated them to Behringer-Crawford Museum, from which they escaped and made their way to the lake. Tom Gaither, along with his brother, are also included in the dedication which Gaither called “an honor.” “It’s neat to have the story of the alligators recognized,” said Gaither who added that he looks forward to reading the book, which is currently available in print at Jo-

seph Beth Booksellers and as a Kindle download. “The books have been doing very well, and I’m having a blast doing what I’m doing on the writing side. I would love to be a full-time writer but right now it is a good mix. I tell people I write really boring stuff during the day and fun, exciting stuff at night,” Robinson said. For those waiting for the next chapter of Richard Thompson, the wait will not be long. Robinson is already working on “Advancemen,” a continuation of his political thriller series, which he hopes will be released next spring.


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If the company doesn’t have enough money to do the job without first getting your money, then I believe you should look for a different firm. Get a firm that’s been in business long enough to both have money and good credit to get the needed materials. Brooks said the contractor walked off the job last September. He had bought some drywall, but it was just sitting on the floor of the room uninstalled. Brooks said the room is worse now than its ever been. “They never answer the phone. I’ve left numerous messages,” she said. So I contacted the company and am happy to report they sent out a worker to finish the room. In addition, Brooks said her son was able to stop the leaks. Bottom line, when you get an insurance check, don’t sign it over to the repair company. Instead, deposit it into your own bank account and pay the firm a little at a time. It should all be spelled out in a written contract.

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said. An insurance adjuster checked the roof and talked with the roof repairman, but only authorized minor repairs to the roof. However, he agreed there was major damage in her back room. “So, they did print out a check that day. I signed it over to him,” Brooks says. The check was for more than $1,200 and Brooks says the firm started working right away. “The guy took all of the paneling off the back room and put it in my backyard and left it there. Now I have no walls on my back room,” she said. In fact, that was the last she saw of that company. The problem here is that Brooks signed over the entire insurance check to the roofer before any work had been done. “He said that that’s the money that would get him started on purchasing the material,” Brooks said.

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Ky. Symphony wraps season with Vespers Community Recorder

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra winds down its 21st season with reflection and introspection as it performs the music of Mozart in two area cathedrals. Amadeus at Vespers (Mozart in the Cathedral) will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati followed by a concert-only performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington. The season finale offers the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in two unique contexts – Vespers prayer service and selections used in the 1984 movie “Amadeus.” Vespers is one of the liturgy of the hours within the Roman Catholic Church day, nominally celebrated today in the late afternoon to early evening as a brief prayer service incorporating several Psalms and liturgy that are chanted or sung. Mozart’s Vesperae so-

lennes de confessore will be presented in its quasioriginal 1780 prayer service context with Fr. JonPaul Bevak presiding at St. Peter in Chains. The KSO Chorale and the Voices of the Commonwealth together with vocal soloists from the choir of St. Peter in Chains will join the KSO to perform. To frame the vesper service, the KSO will perform Symphony No. 25 in G minor, which opens the 1984 film “Amadeus,” and the movie’s closing scene music, “Lacrimosa,” from the Requiem, and the “Romanze,” from Piano Concert No. 20 in D minor. Tickets for the May 2 program at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral are $19, $27 and $35. These tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 858-431-6216 or at the door and are half off for children 6-18. The May 3 performance at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption is concert only, without liturgy or celebrant. Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone only.

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Dixie Class of ‘73 plans reunion

MainStrasse Village’s Sixth Street promenade is the home of the Village Vintage and Arts Bazaar, formerly known as the Fourth Sunday MainStrasse Antiques, Etc. Heading into its fifth year, the event remains on the fourth Sunday, beginning April 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to featuring a marketplace for art, antiques and repurposed items, the bazaar will host art from a local school or nonprofit. For more information about participating, call 859-468-4820 or email The

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

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COVINGTON — The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge will be closed to traffic for up to two days due to a planned inspection of the north tower. The closure will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, and possibly also on Wednesday, May 1, during the same times if necessary. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 spokesperson Nancy Wood suggested drivers take Ky. 8, or 4th Street, to U.S. 42, or Main Street, for the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge as a detour option.


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FORT WRIGHT — When a fellow vendor at the Spring Craft Fair at Fort Wright Elementary asked for an orange and black headband, Michelle Hammers assumed it was for a Bengals fan. It turns out the headband, which Hammers started making during the April 20 event, was for a Harley-Davidson enthusiast. Hammers, whose son Marcus is in third grade at the school, also makes scarves and bracelets from recycled Tshirts. She has an Etsy shop at and even got a request for a recycled rug last week. Another busy vendor at the Spring Craft Fair was Kim Vercheak of Covington who was selling jewelry made of recycled silverware. “All of our items are things people are tossing out – yard sales, flea markets, rummage sales. We have a sign in our basement that says ‘Recycle for

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The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center has opened its annual call to artists for the 2014 exhibition season. More than 30 solo and group shows will be selected for the six galleries in the upcoming season. Any artist living in the U.S. may apply. All media and styles are eligible. The Carnegie will also host three special exhibitions in 2014 – The Art of Hair and The Art of Beauty (January 2014), The Art of Food (March 2014) and With and Without: Challenges (September and October 2014). Artists interested in participating in either of these shows will need to submit a proposal or examples of their work, along with their applications outlining the work they envision creating. All artist submissions for solo and group shows will be reviewed by a panel of independent jurors and top scoring artists will be awarded shows. Cost to apply is $20 member; $25 non-member for solo shows and $35 member; $40 non-member for group shows. There is no cost to apply for the special exhibitions. All entries must be postmarked by April 15. Results will be mailed by May 30. Call 859-491-2030 for an application.

A bracelet made of recycled silverware was one of several earth-friendly items found at the Spring Craft Fair April 20 at Fort Wright Elementary School. NANCY DALY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

a better tomorrow.” April 21 Vercheak was going to the Burlington Antique Show to see if she could find any treasures. Fort Wright’s Spring Craft Fair featured more than 30 vendors, both direct vendors and those making handcrafted items. It was a first-time event organized by the PTA. Organizer Amy Quinn said there are already plans for a follow-up event in October.

Michelle Hammers works on a headband for another vendor at the Spring Craft Fair on April 20 at Fort Wright Elementary. Hammers uses recycled T-shirts as the fabric. NANCY DALY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Bunbury Music Festival lineup set Community Recorder

Bunbury Music Festival has announced the lineup for its return to downtown Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove for three days of music across six stages on Friday through Sunday, July 12-14. The lineup is as follows:

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Ross Medical Education Center opened a new location in Erlanger at 600 Rodeo Drive, Suite 2. The school is enrolling students for programs in medical assistance, pharmacy tech or medical insurance billing and office administration. The first class session begins on May 16. Ross is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. Sherry Feltson is the supervisor in Erlanger. Felton has 19 years of experience in the allied health field, with the last four years as an education coordinator.

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Sound of music, Kentucky-style Library group learns about our musical heritage By Kamellia Soenjoto Smith Recorder Contributor

ERLANGER — He clicked “play” and the sound of old-time music filled the room. I am a man of constant sorrow. The people listening quickly recognized the song. Together they mouthed the lyrics. I bid farewell to old Kentucky, the place where I was born and raised. The man stopped the CD player and told a story about the songwriter, Richard Burnett of Monticello, Ky. “One night, about 1908, he took a short cut through the rail yard,” he began. A hobo put a shotgun to his face asking for money. Burnett refused and the hobo pulled the trigger. “So Richard Burnett became the Blind Troubadour, writing songs and making his living all over Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia.” He played another track, the same song but with slightly different words. There was no mention of Kentucky; instead it was California, the place where I was born and raised. This version was by Peter, Paul and Mary. Mary was Mary Travers. “She was born in Louisville,” the man pointed out. He continued, talking about another young man from Kentucky. “One day he took his old Buick and off to California he went. And he became a movie star. His name was George Clooney.” He played a third version of the tune, from the film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” starring Clooney as a singer in the fictitious band The Soggy Bottom

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Boys. When the song reached a certain point, everyone in the room laughed. The word California was gone, changed back to Kentucky. “So, Kentucky songs have a way of traveling.” The source for all this musical knowledge was James Claypool, professor emeritus of history at Northern Kentucky University and author of the Images of America book “Kentucky’s Bluegrass Music.” Last Tuesday, April 16, at the Erlanger Branch of Kenton County Public Library, he gave a talk about the roots of Kentucky music. To illustrate just how far Kentucky songs can travel, he played other examples, such as “House of the Rising Sun” by Georgia Turner of Middlesboro.

Bob Dylan included the song on his debut album in1962, and a later recording by the English band The Animals was a worldwide hit. Claypool grew up in Fort Mitchell. He learned to sing, indirectly, from the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe. “My grandfather was an old fiddle player,” he explained. “And he’d bought the Bill Monroe song books.” One time he and two friends had a chance to perform at Renfro Valley in Rockcastle County. “It was a center of country music in America in the late 1930s into the mid 1940s,” he said. Claypool remembered that they were “handsomely rewarded.” They were paid $10 and had to split it three ways, $3.33 each. But Claypool got $3.34, “because I was driving,” he laughed.

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The song, of course, was the hugely popular “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” Over 6,000 different versions of it have been recorded. Grabbing a stack of old LPs, Claypool began passing them around the room. “This shows that Kentucky music spread all over the world,” he said. On the covers were photos of musicians from the old days, all from Kentucky. Among them were jazzman Lionel Hampton, pop singer Rosemary Clooney, Loretta Lynn of country, and The Everly Brothers of early rock and roll. “Kentucky has more professional musicians than any other state in the U.S., except Texas,” he said. “But Texas is four times the size of Kentucky. So, proportionate to our population, it’s absolutely no contest.”

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Claypool also shared childhood memories of spending Saturdays at a bowling alley with his father and a man named Haven Gillespie of Covington. Though a printer by trade “Gillespie was perhaps the greatest songwriter Kentucky ever had,” according to Claypool. His first big song was “Breezin’ Along with the Breeze,” published in the 1920s. He went on to write over 800 songs. One day at the bowling alley Gillespie told young Claypool about a time when he was having trouble writing a song. But then, Gillespie said, “There was a little boy sitting in front of me on a bus. I asked ‘Have you been good? Christmas is coming.’ And it hit me, what I should say. You better watch out, you better not pout.”




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Earlier this year, Paul T. Verst was named The 2013 Northern Kentuckian of the Year. Verst will be honored on May 10 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. The ceremony will include a reception at 11:15 a.m. and a noon luncheon. The Northern Kentuckian of the Year Award was established in 1996 to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves as leaders dedicated to the economic and social wellbeing of the Northern Kentucky region. Covington Catholic hosts this event to show appreciation to an individual that has gone beyond the call of duty to make Northern Kentucky a better place. Verst is president and CEO of Verst Group Logistics, a family-owned third party logistics and


supply chain management company specializing in warehousing, transportation and contract

packaging. He assumed the leadership reins from his father, Bill, in 1993. Since that time, he has overseen the expansion of company facilities. Verst Group Logistics companies comprise 4.5 million square feet of state-of-the-art warehousing space in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana and Zenith Logistics in Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Louisville. Verst also operates trucking companies in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Louisville. Verst graduated from Covington Catholic High School in 1973 and obtained a BSBA in account-

ing in 1977 and a MBA from Xavier University in 1979. A strong believer in giving back, he is on the boards of the Dan Beard Boy Scout Council, Kenton County Airport Board and Gateway Community & Technical College Foundation. Verst is a lay minister in the Diocese of Covington and an active parishioner at St. Joseph Parish, Cold Spring where he serves as an extraordinary minister. The Very Rev. Gerald Reinersman, pastor of St. Joseph Parish said, “Paul exemplifies faith in action. He often begins his day at 6:30 AM Mass here. At a recent groundbreaking for the company’s newest warehouse, it was important to Paul that prayer be a part of the ceremony.” He resides in Cold Spring with his wife, Sue, and their three children Christine, Christopher


and Patrick. His hobbies include golf, reading, coin collecting, Xavier basketball and spending time at their summer house in Charlevoix, Mich. The Northern Kentuckian of the Year Award was established in 1996 to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves as leaders dedicated to the economic and social wellbeing of the Northern Kentucky region. This event has raised over $750,000 for Covington Catholic High School with close to 6,500 in attendance over the past 16 years. Monies earned through this event help support the tuition assistance program. For reservations or to sponsor this event, please go to or contact the Advancement Office at 859-4482247.

FORT WRIGHT Arrests/Citations James R. Powell, 34, 4705 Victory, possession of marijuana at I-75 Exit 191 off ramp, April 9. Michael L. Roberson, 40, 2120 Chalk Ridge Rd., robbery at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., April 15. Megan D. Crouch, 26, 1601 St. Anthony Cir. N., assault at 1601 St. Anthony Cir. N., April 14. John D. Peterson II, 35, 401 E. 16th St., robbery at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., April 13. Joshua S. Russell, 27, 2098 Verona Mudlick Rd., shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., April 13. Shayla R. Thomas, 19, 50 Waterside Way, shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., April 12. Sharon A. Simmons, 33, 207 Short May St., shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., April 11.

Incidents/Investigations Assault Woman slapped her husband's face at 1601 St. Anthony Cir. N., April 14.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. Possession of marijuana Marijuana found in car during traffic stop at I-75 Exit 191 off ramp, April 9. Robbery Merchandise stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., April 15. Cash stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., April 13. Shoplifting Merchandise stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., April 13. Merchandise stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., April 12. Clothes and jewelry stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., April 11. Theft Purse stolen at 3445 Highland Pike, April 8.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Brittany Yates, 23, of Covington and Thomas McDonald, 26, of Independence, issued April 5. Stephanie Clark, 28, of Cold Spring and William Wehmann, 27, of Cincinnati, issued April 5. Anne Fanning, 56, of Cincinnati and Jack James, 59, of Xenia, issued April 5. Valerie Tutt, 56, of Florence and Terry Bandy, 58, of Ludlow, issued April 8. Patricia Ward, 34, and Fermin Begnoche, 51, both of Kentucky, issued April 8. Deborah Donaldson, 56, and Michael Donaldson, 49, both of Foster, issued April 8. Leslie Christler, 27, of Loveland and Russell Salisbury, 27, of Park Hills, issued April 8. Elizabeth Bornhorst, 32, and Nicholas Browning, 34, both of Fort Mitchell, issued April 8. Stacey Jerauld, 37, of Orlando and Billy Cowans, 35, of Covington, issued April 8.

Gretchen Kroger, 22, of Cincinnati and Robert Caudill, 23, of Fort Thomas, issued April 9. Brittany Skaleski, 26, of Kettering and Christopher Houlhaus, 38, of Fort Thomas, issued April 9. Raushanah Reed, 32, and Brian Cole, 34, both of Cincinnati, issued April 10. Nicole Hall, 27, of Burlington and Donald Stegmoller II, 33, of Erlanger, issued April 10. Amber Kelly, 25, of Cincinnati and Nathanial Dotse, 28, of Dayton, issued April 10. Amanda Gillum, 31, of Covington and Michael Roush, 41, of Columbus, issued April 11. Angelia Reynolds, 42, and Randy Cole, 40, both of Covington, issued April 11. Kelly Ferguson, 31, and Domanic Catacora, 32, both of Dayton, issued April 11. Christina Gray, 28, and Mi-

chael Heiob, 31, both of Cincinnati, issued April 11. Jessica Peterson, 23, of Cincinnati and Michael Broering, 25, of Fort Thomas, issued April 11. Stephanie McGee, 45, of Covington and John France, 47, of Cincinnati, issued April 12. Victoria Zic, 36, and Chris Rice, 37 both of Park Hills, issued April 12. Jennifer Dulle, 24, of Batavia and Aaron Dries, 26, of Cincinnati, issued April 12. Victoria Vermeersch, 24, and Brian Hacker, 28, both of Rochester, issued April 12. Jennifer Hester, 29, and David Bross, 34, both of Cincinnati, issued April 12,2 013. Lucinda Dillion, 23, and Bryan Crockett, 31, both of Cincinnati, issued April 12. Rhonda King, 55, of Detroit and Charles Tucker, 51, of Hazard, issued April 12. Robin Corbin, 34, and Michael

BUSINESS UPDATE The Business Benefits Insurance Solutions of Fort Mitchell was named one of the top 10 growth agencies for the company in the state of Kentucky for 2012. From left, Rod Rupp, executive vice president, Jim Garner, of Business Benefits Insurance Solutions, and Lee Rademacher, regional vice president-Kentucky region.

Local business cracks top 10

Auto-Owners Insurance recently announced the Business Benefits Insurance Solutions of Fort Mitchell has been named one of the top 10 growth agencies for the company in the state of Kentucky for 2012.

The agency was recognized at a luncheon meeting in Lexington and at a reception with all regional associates, where they and other recipients were presented with a plaque commemorating their accomplishment. Business Benefits Insurance Solutions has represented Auto-Owners since 1999.

Rod Rupp, executive vice president of AutoOwners, thanked the agency for its support and its business, saying, “Their growth and support only help to make the entire community stronger and more secure. We are grateful they choose to do business with us.”

Writing workshop joins art and words Community Recorder

The “Contemplative Creativity: Writing Workshop” is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Behringer-Crawford Museum, as part of the exhibit “Harlan Hubbard: The Complexity of Simplicity,” which runs through May 5. This workshop will explore how to be attentive to the world and how to describe it in the manner of

Harlan Hubbard. Open to all levels of writers, participants will get a chance to learn about Hubbard’s way of describing landscapes and respond to some of Hubbard’s work in the gallery. Reservations for this event are requested and only a writing utensil and notebook are needed to participate. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors (60and-older), $4 for children

(3-17), and free for members and children younger than 3. The Behringer-Crawford Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. The museum located at 1600 Montague Road (in Devou Park), Covington, KY 41011. For more information, visit or call 859-4914003.

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DEATHS Stephen Ament Stephen D. Ament, 69, of Alexandria, died April 5 at his residence. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, retired machine operator with United Dairy Farmers in Norwood, Ohio, member of First Christian Church in Fort Thomas, and member of the Tuesday Night Dance Group in Fort Wright. His stepson, Kevin Ament, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Bette Ament of Alexandria; son, David Chrzanowski of Fort Thomas; daughters, Julie Perry of Maineville, Ohio, and Dawn Koesters of Liberty Township, Ohio; stepson, Keith Ament; brothers, William Ament Jr. of Independence, and Andrew R. Ament of Edgewood; sisters, Virginia Herrmann of Cold Spring, and Carol Paden of Highland Heights; close friend, Barry Siemereight; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorials: Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association, 1133 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Suite 190, Dayton, OH 45417.

Raymond Cain Raymond Cain, 71, of Covington, died April 17, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a member of NRA and enjoyed hunting, fishing and going to yard sales. His wife, Marcella Cain; sister, Ruby Daneen; and brother, Moe Cain, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Linda Thompson of Covington; sons, Raymond Cain Jr. of Latonia, John Cain of Florence, and Terry Cain of Vanceburg; four sisters; three brothers; 38 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Hughes Chapel Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

William Clemons William “Bill” Nelson Clemons, 77, of Portland, Ind., died April 15, 2013. He was an Army veteran of

the Korean War as a paratrooper in the 82nd airborne division, was a fireman for the Pennsylvania railroad, retired as passenger engineer after 15 years of service, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting coins, and restoring old cars and trucks. Survivors include his wife, Linda Rismiller Clemons of Portland, Ind.; children from his marriage to Ila “Sam” Jones of Erlanger, Deborah Clemons of Greensfork, Ind., Sheila Kurtnick of Eaton, Ohio, Valerie Clemons of Westerville, Ohio, and Bill Clemons of Erlanger; stepchildren, Carla Weiser and Adam Follrod; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery in Dry Ridge.

She was retired from Latonia Bakery as a salesperson, was a member of Holy Cross Church, loved spending time with her family, and enjoyed shopping and cheering on UK basketball. Her husband, James Thomas Ficke, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Janice F. Kleem of Villa Hills, Linda L. Nageleisen of Edgewood, Debbie A. Schmidt of Edgewood, and Kathleen F. Hartke of Fort Wright; sons, Jerry T. Ficke of Villa Hills, and Randy J. Ficke of Lakeside Park; 16 grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren. Interment was at St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Holy Cross Church, 3612 Church St., Latonia, KY 41015.

Donald Craft

Shirley Forgue

Donald E. Craft, 84, of Florence, died April 10, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired Army colonel, worked as an IRS agent and proprietor for a tax business in Houston, was a member of the Masonic Boone-Union Lodge, Scottish Rite, Shriners, Jesters, Retired Officers Association and MENSA. His first wife, Joyce Craft of Texas; stepson, John R. Halsey of Walton; and brother, Carl Craft of Texas, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Bernice Craft of Florence; son, Michael Craft of Katy, TX; stepsons, George Halsey of Norway, and James Halsey of Cincinnati; stepdaughters, Elizabeth Craddock of Elsmere, and Rose Kelley of Walton; brother, Bill Craft of Percival, Va.; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery in Williamstown. Memorials: Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675; or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road Edgewood, KY 41017.

Shirley Ann Forgue, 87, of Covington, died April 15, 2013, at Rosedale Manor. She was a cook at Bob Evans, and enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, reading, knitting and crocheting. Her daughter, Tammy Sandusky; son, Harry Forgue; brother, Donald Lindstrom; and grandsons, Scottie and Shawn Davis, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Shirley Davis of Fort Wright, and Flo Varie of Covington; sons, Tommy Davis of Covington, and Larry Davis of Walton; 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Mother of God Cemetery.

Dorothy Ficke Dorothy “Dot” Marie Ficke, 96, of Latonia, died April 18, 2013, at her home.

William Fortner William Douglas Fortner, 90, of Fort Thomas, died April 14, 2013, at the VA Nursing Home in Fort Thomas. He was a bookkeeper with the DAV, and an Army veteran of World War II, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. His wife, Eleanor; sisters, Vera Duesing, Lillian Kaiser, and Thelma Goebel; and brothers, Wilber and Arthur Fortner, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, JoAnn Tischner of Taylor Mill, and Theresa Huber of Fort

Wright; sons, Douglas and Mark Fortner, both of Cincinnati; and three grandchildren. Interment was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas.


Rosemary Huesing Rosemary Deutsch Huesing, 90, of Fort Thomas, died April 17, 2013. She was a member of St. Thomas Church. Survivors include her husband, William Huesing; sons, Bill Huesing, Barry Huesing, and Robert Huesing; daughter, Mariann Hollmann; brother, Carl Deutsch; sister, Jo Ann Pierce; 22 grandchildren and 15 greatgrandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery. Memorials: St. Charles Care Center, 600 Farrell Drive, Covington, KY 41011.

Jo Ann Huninghake Jo Ann Huninghake, 78, of Elsmere, died April 10, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She worked as a beautician, and was a foster parent for more than 25 years. Her son, Joseph Frank Huninghake Jr., and sister, Betty Lou Ginn; died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Terri Thompson of Florence; son, James Paul Huninghake of Burlington; and sisters, Sharon Saylor of New Richmond, Ohio, and Dorothy Riehemann of Union; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Roy Martin Roy Kenneth “Shag” Martin, 96, of Williamstown, died April 11, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Grant County. He was an Army veteran of World War II, farmer, former employee of the Northern Kentucky Production Credit Association, deacon of the Dry Ridge Christian Church, Kentucky Colonel, and member of the Robert P. McLachlin American Legion Post in Williamstown. Survivors include his wife, Stella Marie McClanahan; sons, Roy C. Martin of Williamstown, and Bill Martin of Edgewood; and two grandchildren. Memorials: Dry Ridge Christian Church Building Fund, 13 School Road, Dry Ridge, KY 41035; or the St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41018.

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 283-0404 for more information. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513-2424000 for pricing details. For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the “Obituaries” link at usher for the Cincinnati Reds, and enjoyed fishing. His brother, Carlos Petty, and sister, Connie Woodrum, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie McCune Petty of Walton; daughters, Connie AdkinsIhle of West Chester, Ohio, and Juli Ludwig of Walton; sons, Michael Petty of Verona, Eldon “Glenn” Petty Jr. of Burlington, Douglas Leugers of Independence, Christopher Leugers of Botkins, Ohio; sisters, Mary Beth Sams of Independence, and Harla Gibson of Boone County; brothers, Frank Armstrong of Independence, and Lowell Petty of Williamstown; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Independence Cemetery. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Harriet Price Harriet Sue Wilson Price, 62, of Florence, died April 15, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a 1969 graduate of Simon Kenton High School, office worker for Levi Strauss Co., member of St. Barbara Catholic Church of Erlanger, and enjoyed genealogy. Her parents, Robert Wilson and Hazel Sexton Wilson; brothers, John Sexton and Robert Wilson Jr.; and stepfather, Herbie Wyle. Survivors include her fiance, David Wayne Smith of Florence; son, Jeffrey Price of Florence; stepdaughter Lisa Washknock of Florence; sisters, Edith Hornsby of Dry Ridge and Norma McIntosh of Independence; and one granddaughter. Burial was at Highland Cemetery of Fort Mitchell. Memorials: the family of Harriet Price c/o Chambers & Grubbs, 8461 Dixie Hwy., Florence, KY 41042.

Dorothy Suchanek Dorothy Suchanek, 66, of Fort Mitchell, died April 12, 2013. She was a retired manager with the Postal Service in Cincinnati. Survivors include her husband, Jason Suchanek of Fort Mitchell; children, Jason Suchanek of Fort Mitchell, David Suchanek of Fort Mitchell, Paul Suchanek of Fort Mitchell, Susan Suchanek of Park Hills, J.B. Suchanek of Fort Wright, Greg Suchanek of Fort Wright, and Mark Suchanek of

Eldon Petty Sr. Eldon G. Petty Sr., 82, of Walton, died April 15, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a Catholic, served in the Army, was a truck driver for Central Transport, bus driver for Kenton County, loved being an

Fort Mitchell; brother, Bernard Panko of Elsmere; sister, Maricarol Furlong of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada; and nine grandchildren. Interment was at St. John Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Ruth Tipton Ruth Jean Tipton, 85, died April 10, 2013, at Villa Springs Nursing Home in Erlanger. Her husband, James Douglas Tipton, died previously. Survivors include her brother, Robert Redman of Independence. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY.

Nancy Weaver Nancy K. Weaver, 69, of Newport, died April 17, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She retired as a deputy clerk with the Campbell County District Court. Her sister, Judy Weier, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Karen Pope of Erlanger, and Cindy Weaver of Newport; sister, Joyce Dorsey; brother, Paul Weier; and grandson, Bryce Polley. Interment was at St. Stephen Cemetery. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017; or American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Navaylah Webster Navaylah Aubrey Webster, 3 months, of Erlanger, died April 9, 2013. Survivors include her mother, Kristen Faith Webster; father, Davin Sha Braswell; maternal grandparents, Edward and Sam Webster; maternal great-grandfather, Connie Breaden Sr.; maternal great-grandmother, Margaret Collinsworth; maternal great-grandfather, Michael W. Webster; paternal grandmother, Doris A. Sinclair; paternal grandfather: Michael L. Braswell; and paternal greatgrandparents, Inge and Heinz Stern. Interment was at Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright. Memorials: the Navaylah Fund,

Workshop on pond scum is April 27 Community Recorder

The Boone, Kenton and Campbell County

conservation districts are sponsoring a workshop to help limit pond scum, from 9 a.m. to


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noon, Saturday, April 27, at Northern Kentucky University, in Room SC 167 of the Dorothy W. Herrmann Natural Science Center. Parking is free in the Kenton Drive Parking Garage (bring ticket to the workshop for validation). The workshop will focus on how to identify certain algal blooms with the naked eye and what to do to remedy specific problems, as well as preventative measures and best-management practices. Dr. Miriam Kannan from Northern Kentucky University is the featured speaker, along with conservation district staff and board members. Dr. Kannan is a Regents Professor in the biological sciences, specializing in algae. Dress for the weather and laboratory work. Register by calling 859-635-9587 or email