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New playground

By the end of May students at Blessed Sacrament in Fort Mitchell will have a new play space behind the Catholic school on Dixie Highway. Thanks to the donations of the parish and community a lot of man power will go into giving the students a place to play beyond the parking lot where they now spend a good portion of their breaks. SCHOOLS, A6

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Fort Wright’s new site on ‘top of it all’

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Fort Wright has debuted its new website featuring the recently developed city logo and taglines, “on top of it all” and “Wright time. Wright place. Wright now.” The site,, launched at the end of April with a more modern look. The site is the second phase of the city’s economic development plan, which began by developing the new city logo, a road in between two hillsides. “It’s easier to use. Locations within the site are much easier to use and find,” said City Administrator Gary Huff.

“We hope to have sites specific to Dixie Highway, what can be done and what the city envisions for that area. Hopefully that will attract new businesses or developments to the city.”

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The website includes information about the city’s history, its departments, news and events, photo galleries and ordinances. Eventually Huff said the economic development committee hopes to add the city’s available properties, especially Dixie Highway, to a page on the site. “We hope to have sites specific to Dixie Highway, what can be done and what the city envisions

for that area. Hopefully that will attract new businesses or developments to the city,” he said. PRISM Consulting, a Fort Wright business, was chosen to create the site for $3,500, Huff said, adding the city solicited three quotes, all of which came back at the $3,500 figure. Huff said PRISM was the right choice because the company’s marketing strategist, Kim Jehn, is

a member of Fort Wright’s economic development committee and participated in choosing the new logo and setting up the marking plan. “She has so much inside knowledge from attending all the meetings,” Huff explained. Jehn said the new website will “generate excitement and let people know the city’s open for business.” The next step for the marketing plan is to organize an event for developers to let them know what Fort Wright has to offer, Jehn said. “There (are) some changes and excitement going on,” she said. “A new website really sparks that.”

Memorial service honors fallen officers By Jason Brubaker

The annual Northern Kentucky Police Memorial Service will be held on May 14 in Covington. The service brings together departments from all over Northern Kentucky to remember officers who have given their life in the line of duty, as well as to honor the officers currently serving. The service is always held at the Police Memorial, located at the foot of the Suspension Bridge near the Kenton County Sheriff’s Office. The memorial contains the names of the 32 Northern Kentucky officers who have lost their lives while serving. “It’s always a moving ceremony,” said Edgewood Police Chief Tony Kramer. “It’s a great way to remember the officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice.” Kramer said the timing of the ceremony this year was appropriate, given the death of Lexington police officer Bryan Durman on April 29. The 27-year-old Dur-


Honor Guards from the Boone and Kenton County sheriff's offices, as well as the Erlanger, Kenton County and Independence police departments present the Kentucky and American flags during the 2009 Police Memorial ceremony. man was struck and killed by a car while a call about a noise ordinance violation. “Even though that was down in Lexington, it really hits close to home for all officers,” said Kramer. “Our thoughts certainly go out to his family.”

Edgewood Mayor John Link encouraged residents to attend the ceremony to pay their respects to the officers who risk their lives to keep the communities safe every day. “It takes a special mindset and a dedicated person to be a police

officer,” he said. “This is a good way for all of us to show our appreciation and to thank them for what they do for us.” The service will begin at 10 a.m. May 14. For more information, contact the Kenton County Sheriff’s Office at 392-1800.

Elsmere looks at safety after shooting By Jason Brubaker

Following a shooting that left two people injured, including a 4year-old child, the Elsmere Police Department and city council are looking into ways to increase safety in and around a mobile home community near Woodside Park. Around 10 p.m. on April 20, two men entered one of the mobile homes on Lytle Avenue and fired one shot, which injured 20-yearold Brandi Mullins and her 4-yearold daughter. Both were treated at the hospital and released, and the suspects remain at large. Because the investigation into

the shooting is still ongoing, Police Chief Tim Greene said he couldn’t comment on the details of the case. However, he did acknowledge that the community has been a source of trouble for the department, and they plan to step up patrols even more around the area. At the April 27 council meeting, a group of residents from nearby streets urged the city to look into ways to curtail the sometimes raucous activity in the community, including loud arguments, fighting and trespassing. “Something has to be done,” said Judy Zeiser. “I shouldn’t have to live with my phone to my ear, ready to call the police.” Greene said that the police are

always on call, and while they may not always be able to catch perpetrators in the act, they will be glad to respond as many times as necessary. “Your concerns are our concerns,” he told the residents. “Don’t ever be afraid to call us if there’s an issue - that’s why we’re here, and that’s what we do.” City attorney Paul Markgraf also said the city is looking into several avenues of legislation to help improve the safety of the area, but declined to go into specifics. He did say that any potential legislation would have to be applicable to the entire city, and could not target one specific area. “This is something we’re very

aware of, and we’re looking at all of our options,” he said. “Unfortunately, there are no hard and fast answers right now, but trust me when I say that the safety of our citizens is our utmost concern.” Council member Mary Lou Neal said the council would continue to monitor the issue, and would work closely with Markgraf and the police department on any possible solutions. “There are legal procedures to follow and we can’t just go gangbusters like you see in the movies,” she said. “But we’ll definitely (do) whatever we can.” The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be May 11 at 7:30 p.m.

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Drees: pass smoking ban with two counties By Regan Coomer

A smoking ban in public places could see action this summer in Northern Kentucky. Judge-executives of Kenton, Boone and Campbell counties have expressed interest in moving forward with the ban after May’s primary. While the judge-executives had originally agreed all counties must be ready to move forward before passing a ban, Kenton County Judge-executive Ralph Drees said that if nothing else, he’s willing to accept two out of three. “We just got to move this thing forward. I’m inclined, if worse comes to worse, that if we have to do two counties, we’ll do two counties,” Drees said, adding he had heard the votes were there in Campbell County, but not Boone. However, Boone County Judge-executive Gary

Moore and Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery are still unwilling to move forward without all three counties in agreement. “I believe it needs to be a regional solution for all three counties,” Moore said. “I do believe that is important. If the other two choose to move forward, that’s their decision, but for Boone to be a part of it, I believe it needs to be all three.” Pendery hopes to pass an ordinance that all three counties can agree on. “I think we’ll all have this issue before us again before the summer is out, and that includes Boone County,” Pendery said. “I think there’s enough support in all three counties to visit it again.” Drees said he is eager to enact the ban with this fiscal court, who have the votes to pass the ban. “It has to be done while I’m here,” he said. While Commissioner

Sara Reeder Voelker is still opposed to the ban, saying it should be a business’s choice, commissioners Dan Humpert and Kris Knochelmann are in favor. Knochelmann agreed with Drees’ idea of enacting a ban with two out of three counties if there’s no other choice. “I’m in the same boat,” he said. Northern Kentucky ACTION Chair Linda Vogelpohl said her organization has no problem with two out of three counties moving forward with the ban. “That was never our stipulation,” she said. “That was the fiscal courts. All of the studies and evidence-based research we have seen indicate there is no economic fallout in other places in Kentucky that have done the same thing.” Reporter Chris Mayhew contributed.

Union man charged in Ryle teen’s death A 20-year-old Union man was indicted April 29 on a charge that he provided alcohol to a 15-year-old Ryle High School student who was later found dead in the snow outside her apartment. Jordan Hart is charged in Kenton County with one count of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. The misdemeanor is punishable by up to a year in jail and a $500 fine. Hart was arrested April 30. Boone County Sheriff’s deputies say that Karen Kappelman and a friend sneaked out of Karen’s Walton apartment the night of Feb. 27 and went to a party in Independence. At the party, Hart, who graduated from Ryle in 2007, gave the girls shots of Jagermeister and pink lemonade-flavored vodka,

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said Boone County Sheriff’s spokesman Tom Scheben. The alcohol was originally purchased by another under-age person who left it at a house on Staffordsburg Road where at least five young people gathered that night, Scheben said. In addition to Karen, her friend and Hart, there were also two other underage boys at the party, Scheben said. The girls got drunk and then were dropped off at Karen’s apartment early Feb. 28. Karen’s friend, who deputies did not identify, made it back inside the apartment, but Karen did not. She was found about 10 a.m. lying in the snow on a hill near her building. Her parents, Danette and David Kappelman, thought she was asleep and learned she was missing only when

By Regan Coomer

The Northern Kentucky Senior Games may not be able to match the intensity and pressure of the latest Olympic Games, but it certainly won’t be for lack of competitiveness. “We definitely have some regulars who have developed some rivalries over the years, and they love to come in and go after each other,” said Penny Kramer, the Fort Thomas Recreation Department assistant director. “But it’s all in good fun, and this is something they look forward to all year.” This year’s Senior Games will take place May 10-14, with a variety of events planned for venues all over Northern Kentucky. Included among the games, designed for people over the age of 50, are shuffleboard, bowling, miniature golf, billiards, cornhole, free throw shooting, bocce ball, horse-

shoes and tennis. Participants will be broken down into age groups for the various competitions, and there will be awards ceremonies for each of the winners. And although the events are designed primarily for fun and friendly competition, Kenton County Parks Coordinator Steve Trauger said the participants take it fairly seriously at times. “Most people enter as many events as possible because it’s all fun,” he said. “You’re not going to win a car or anything, but you’ll have some bragging rights, plus the medals this year are candy dollars.” Paul Ankenbauer, a program planner for Boone County Parks, agreed. The games have a number of local sponsors, including parks and recreation departments from all three counties, as well several local businesses. “It’s definitely a lot of fun for the seniors,” he said. “There’s all kinds of different activities, and it’s just a great way for them to get

they saw the sheriff’s department activity outside. Her friend was asleep in the room. The Boone County coroner determined that Karen’s death was an accident. He ruled that Karen died of hypothermia from prolonged exposure to the 29degree temperatures that night. She also had a bloodalcohol level of 0.128, about one and half times the minimum for a driver to be presumed impaired. Coroner Doug Stith said Karen’s blood-alcohol level was probably much higher, but had gone down by the time the analysis was done. Kenton County Attorney Garry Edmondson, whose office is prosecuting Hart, said others could potentially be charged. Kentucky News Service

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The games will run from May 10-14, and will be held at different venues across the area, including the Fort Thomas Armory, World of Sports in Florence, Five Seasons Country Club in Crestview Hills, Walt’s Center Lanes in Newport, and Boone Woods in Burlington. For a completed schedule of events, contact the Northern Kentucky Area Development District at 859-283-1885. out, have a good time and maybe make some new friends.” The cost to enter the games is $10, with some additional fees due for golf and bowling. Most events will have on-site registration. For more information, or a schedule of events visit Once there, click on “Seniors” to be directed to the right page. A schedule can also be obtained by contacting the Northern Kentucky Area Development District at 859-283-1885.

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Veteran’s 5k

The annual Kenton County Veterans Memorial 5K Run/Walk will be May 15 at Crescent Springs Community Park. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m., with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. Following that, there is a breakfast scheduled with soldiers from the AdoptA-Troop program, at the Crescent Springs/Villa Hills Firehouse.


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Then, at 3 p.m., there will be booths, games and activities set up to honor the men and women of the armed forces. There will also be a fireworks display at dusk. Proceeds go toward the Kenton County Veterans Memorial. Call 341-3017

Keeping it green

Park Hill’s Village Green Committee is asking for resident volunteers to keep the city spring-ready. The committee is seeking resident members because the number of city plantings have outnumbered volunteers. Each volunteer is required to weed his or her designated planting, which usually takes about an hour a week during the summer. Call Millie Fangman at 581-0022 or e-mail


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Job well done

Lloyd Memorial senior Brandon Coyle and teacher Jessica Rouse were honored by the Erlanger City Council and Mayor Tom Rouse in April. Coyle helped design the city's new website, while Rouse helped facilitate the project. PROVIDED.

Lindeman Elementary face-lift on the way By Jason Brubaker

Lindeman Elementary students may not recognize their school when they arrive on May 17. That’s because a team of volunteers plan to spend the entire afternoon on May 15 redoing the front entrance to the school, including new landscaping and two eightfoot benches that will be added near the doorway. Additionally, there will be a new pumpkin patch put in behind the school, which will be used next school year for the students’ science classes. “We’re just thrilled to see this happening,” said Principal Mike Shires, who has been pushing for a way to improve the aesthetics of the entranceway since he took over at the school two years ago. “It’s definitely

going to be a big day for us.” To help with the project, Shires was able to enlist the help of several local businesses, who supplied the school with donations. Architects from Viox & Viox supplied the landscaping plans for free, while the Target store on Houston Road in Florence donated the money for the two benches and a planter that will sit near the doorway. Ashley Landscaping will be doing the work on the pumpkin patch, while Seven Hills Church is covering the cost of the materials for the front of the school. Jordan Adams, a member of Seven Hills who owns his own landscaping business, said he plans to do some prep work at the school before May 15, and then the church will provide around 50 volunteers to

help with the planting on May 15. Overall, he said there will be close to 200 flowers, trees and bushes planted that day. “It’s a good way to give back and improve the community,” said Adams. “We’re happy to do it, and it should be a fun day.” Since the projects are coming at no cost to the school, Shires said they’ll instead donate effort to the cause. He said they hope to get around 40-50 volunteers of their own, everyone from parents to school staff members to neighbors, to help out that afternoon. The PTO will also be on hand providing drinks and food for all of the volunteers. “We’re incredibly grateful for everyone who has helped us get to this point, because it’s really going to be a great thing for our school,” he said. “Now,


Lindeman Elementary Principal Mike Shires will be among those hard at work redesigning the front entrance to the school on May 15. Through donations and volunteer efforts, the school will be able to add landscaping, a pumpkin patch and new benches for no cost. we’re just ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work.” The work is expected to begin at 8 a.m. that morning, and volunteers should

arrive with clothes they can get dirty, as well as any landscaping or gardening tools they may own. “It’s going to be an entirely different look for

the school, and I can’t wait,” said Shires. For more information about the project, call the Lindeman Elementary front office at 727-1188.

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Independence gets history book By Regan Coomer

The history of Independence will soon find its way to the pages of a book. Residents Gailen and Debra Bridges are asking the community for their old photos and postcards to use in the newest edition of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series featuring the city of Independence. “We believe this book will be a coming of age milestone for Independence,” Gailen Bridges said. “All of these other established cities have one and Independence is an up and

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This postcard of the old Kenton County Jail is just one of the many images Independence residents Gailen and Debra Bridges hope to include in the newest edition of the Images of America series, which will feature the city of Independence. To share old-time photos of the city for inclusion in the book, e-mail coming city and should be recognized as such.” The Bridges are hoping Independence organizations, churches and residents will share their photos from 25 years ago all the way back to the 1800s. Gailen Bridges said all photos will be returned to their lenders – some don’t even have to leave the family home, he said. “We’re not harming them or keeping them in any way. We can even come to their homes and scan the photos there. They never have to leave the house,” he said. Bridges encourages the community to lend him photos saying it will be a neat feeling to see the fami-


This postcard of a Victorian home on Madison Pike in Independence will be included in the Independence Images of America book, set to come out next year. ly homestead in the book. “I hope people come forward and bring some wonderful pictures to celebrate the community,” he said.

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Taylor Mill resident Teresa Wilson met up with one of her benefactors after her apartment complex caught on fire in April. Wilson wanted to thank Cherokee Laundry owner Rich Zinnecker and other businesses, the American Red Cross and family and friends who helped her family and other displaced residents cope after the fire.

The Bridges are in the very beginning stages of putting the Independence book together, which should be out sometime next year, Gailen Bridges said. In addition to chapters on Independence’s history, Bridges hopes to include photos of surrounding smaller communities such as Morning View, Piner, Atwood and Nicholson because residents of these areas are just as engaged in Independence as actual residents. “If you live in the southern part of the county you drive through Independence everyday to go anywhere,” he said. Mayor Chris Moriconi said he is very pleased about the Independence edition, saying “I can’t wait to get my first copy.” Moriconi encourages residents to open up their collections for the book. “I think that would be neat to have some family photos in a book like that. I think it’s a good way to preserve the past,” he said. To share family photos with the Bridges, call (859) 356-9401 or e-mail

When Taylor Mill resident Teresa Wilson’s home was part of the April explosion at the Oxford Hills Apartments, she said couldn’t have made it without the help of the community. “I’m so very thankful,” she said, pulling out a list of her helpers. “I’m just happy and grateful.” Wilson, whose apartment suffered severe water and smoke damage, said the American Red Cross gave her and other residents three nights in a hotel, $300 for clothing, $95 for food and a pair of sweats. “They were really great,” she said. Other residents offered shelter and clothing and one anonymous woman brought by her coffee pot, cereal and doughnuts for everyone, Wilson said. The Taylor Mill Snappy Tomato Pizza gave the Wilsons a deal on two Beasts and threw in another for free. The self-serve Cherokee Laundry in Independence also let the family do $90 worth of laundry for free. “He let us do $90 of laundry that was just going to ruin. It was on its way to molding already,” Wilson said. Cherokee Laundry owner Rich Zinnecker said it was a “very easy decision,” adding “You almost can’t say ‘no’ to that.” However, two other

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laundromats did say no, Teresa said, telling Zinnecker, “You’ll be so blessed.” Zinnecker said it’s important for small businesses to give back. “We accept customers and their business and sometimes you need to reciprocate that back in the community,” he said. Wilson, who is currently getting discounted rent in another apartment in the Oxford Hills complex, also wanted to thank family and friends, whose support pulled her through the crisis. Wilson’s husband’s coworkers donated shirts and $30, a friend at Fidelity Investments gave the family a $40 Wal-mart gift card and other family members fed the Wilsons and helped them move to the new apartment. “We would have just lost everything. We were so exhausted going up and down those steps. If it wasn’t for them, we would have just left that stuff,” Wilson said. While Wilson lost some things that couldn’t be replaced, she’s still thankful for her family’s and others’ safety during the fire. “The lady that lived above us lost everything. How am I sitting here saying ‘I lost this, I lost that?’” she asked. The Kenton County Fire Investigation Task Force ruled the fire accidental. Officials believe a Coleman camping lantern ignited a third-floor balcony, damaging 12 units.

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Scott High School prom Students from Scott High School in Taylor Mill came out Saturday, May 1, for their annual prom. The evening was filled with dancing, friends and fond memories.

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College giving first music degree in years By Regan Coomer


Seventh-graders from Blessed Sacrament play on the school's current play area in the parking lot behind the school this spring. The Blessed Sacrament Boosters are planning to build a new playground in a nearby field, which they hope to complete by the end of the school year.

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Blessed Sacrament plans new playground By Jason Brubaker

A new playground is on the way at Blessed Sacrament. The Blessed Sacrament Boosters are in the process of finalizing plans for a new playground, which will be constructed on a small, grassy field behind the school. Currently, the play area for the students is the back parking lot, where there are two basketball goals and four-square and hopscotch lines drawn on the pavement. Principal Maureen Hannon said the new playground will be a welcome addition to the school. “I think it’s going to be great for the kids,” she said. “This is something we’ve been talking about for a

while, so to see it coming together now is exciting for us.” Even though the school goes to great safety lengths for the students by blocking off the parking lot during recess, she said that parishioners still visit the nearby undercroft during school hours, causing the kids to have to temporarily move. “Right now, we sometimes have to pull them off the play area to let cars through, so it will be nice not to have to do that anymore,” she said. Scott Kresser, a booster who has spearheaded the project, said they are still in the process of gathering the proper building permits for the project. He said they’ll also have to do some slight grading of the field to ensure it’s entirely level, but

barring any setbacks, he expects the entire project to be completed by the end of May. He said the total project cost is expected to be around $80,000, although the Boosters received a grant that will cover approximately half of the equipment cost, and they plan to do a lot of the labor themselves to save even more money. “We’re thrilled that this is finally going to happen,” he said. “The kids are going to really enjoy this.” The new playground will include a large jungle-gym structure, and will sit on engineered wood fiber, a specialized type of mulch that is made specifically for playgrounds. There will also be a handicap-accessible ramp.

Kresser, who has had three children attend Blessed Sacrament, said the idea for a new playground has been burning in the minds of the boosters for quite a while. And although the last day of classes for Blessed Sacrament students is June 4, he said the playground should still get plenty of use during the summer. “This is for the school, but it’s also for the parish, and I really hope to see kids take advantage of it,” he said. “This has been something in the back of minds for a while now, and things started falling into place to get it done now, so we’re going for it.” For more information about Blessed Sacrament, v i s i t

When her professors asked Assistant Registrar and music student Aimee Zimmer to be Sally in “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” she balked at first. “I had never done anything like that in my whole life,” she said. Zimmer is about to receive her associate’s of music degree from Thomas More College, the first recipient of the degree in 17 years. Zimmer, 35, wasn’t sure she could compete with her 18 and 19-year-old costars. “I was the oldest member of the cast playing the youngest member of the cast,” she laughed. “I really didn’t think I was going to make it during six weeks of dancing.” But she did, and that’s what really counts. “You know, the best thing about it is I actually made it,” Zimmer said. The wife and mother of two has the same sense of accomplishment about her associate’s degree in music. Even though Zimmer has a master’s in higher education, her life-long passion for music has always made her want a degree in the subject. “I was very lucky. My supervisors were very willing to let me do my lunches in class and did a lot of independent study so I was able to work around my schedule,” Zimmer said. Zimmer played flute in college, so she focused on that instrument as well as piano and vocals. “It was very individualized versus a whole class full of people. Throughout the whole program I could focus on more things I was interested in versus having a set curriculum to follow,” she said.


Aimee Miller will be the first Thomas More College student to receive an associate’s degree in music in 17 years. Miller, the assistant to the registrar at the college, has always wanted to study music. Miller now uses her musical skills with the choir and band at her church in Florence. While Zimmer plans to continue her work in the registrar, she said she’s already using her degree at church, where she is active in the band and choir. “I’m able to understand and break down some of the music better and hear things I didn’t necessarily know to listen to before,” she said. Music professor Stephen Goforth said he was pleased to see the program in use after so long. “It’s pretty exciting to reinstate the program after it’s been left idle for a while,” he said. Zimmer plans to walk for her degree May 15, predicting it will be an emotional day. “It’s going to be bittersweet because a lot of the students I’ve grown to know are seniors and will be graduating with me. I’m going to be all teary eyed,” she laughed. “And it’s my 11th wedding anniversary.”

Kenton students selected for program The Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program is a highly competitive summer residential program for outstanding high school students. Hundreds of students across Kentucky apply each year. The Kenton County School District had 21 students accepted to the program this year. The Program's mission is to enhance Kentucky's next generation of civic and economic leaders. Students are challenged during their stay at one of the state's university campuses. Students take classes in their subject of study as indicated on their application, take part in general studies, and are led in discussion-based small group sessions. A variety of speakers and performers in various disciplines provide lectures and seminars. Students also participate in field trips and special events. In order to participate in the Program, students must be nominated by their high schools and then compete on a state-wide level. Selection for the program is high-


Dixie Heights’ Governor’s Scholars, left to right: Annabelle Michaele Carrell, Victoria Amanda Kuhlman, Emma Marie McGregor, William Cristophe Menkhaus, Franklin Robert Muntis, Lauren Alycia Schuck, and Lauren Elizabeth Schultz.


Scott High School Governor’s Scholar students, left to right; Coty Michael Groeschen, Tyler David Groneck, Colton Atticus Gurley. Back row, left to right; Amanda Jane Barth, Jennifer Lee Fredley, Jenna Marie Lehkamp, and Sarah Francis Handlon. ly competitive, with an application process similar to that of prestigious colleges and universities. The academic profile includes the difficulty of course load, GPA, at least one standardized test score, a list of extracurricular activities, volunteer service, any jobs held, and an original essay.

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Simon Kenton’s Governor’s Scholars, left to right; Erica Rae Blau, Emily Mary Braunwart, Elyssa Nicole Carmony, Jessie Lynn Cooper, Kaitlyn Marie Marsh, and Shelby Elizabeth Meier.


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This week in baseball

• Simon-Kenton beat Ryle 4-2, April 26. Simon’s winning pitcher was Vic Newberry and Mike O’Hara hit a double and had two RBI. • Beechwood beat Boone County 10-8, April 27. Beechwood’s Tyler Knauf was the winning pitcher, and Bradley was 2-4, hit a double and scored a homerun. • Ludlow beat Villa Madonna 15-5 in six innings, April 27. Villa’s Blake Bryan had two basehits and two RBI. • Dixie Heights beat Lloyd 10-0 in five innings, April 27. Dixie’s Brice Smallwood pitched 11 strikeouts, and Brett Stansberry was 2-3, scored two homeruns and had five RBIs. • Boone County beat Dixie Heights 2-0, April 28. • Beechwood beat Bellevue 12-2 in five innings, April 28. Beechwood’s Darrick Brilz was the winning pitcher, and Josh Bertke was 2-2, hit a double and had three RBI.

This week in tennis

• Highlands boys beat Scott 5-0, April 26. Scott falls to 3-6 with the defeat. • Covington Catholic boys beat Lexington Catholic 4-1, April 27. Cov Cath’s Jimmy Roebker beat Akers 6-1, 6-1; Shephen Shafer beat W. DeSeroux 3-6, 7-6, 6-4; John Fagel beat Cloud 6-0, 6-1; Jacob Litmer and Andrew Schult beat P. DeSeroux and Shannon 1-6, 6-2, 10-7. Cov Cath advances to 9-3 with the win. • Beechwood boys beat St. Henry 4-1, April 27. Beechwood’s Ben Hackett beat Bungenstock 6-4, 6-0; Michael Craig beat Palazzo 60, 6-0; Carter Richardson beat Boelsher 6-2, 6-3; Kyle Nienaber and Matt Craig beat Hils and Linkugel 6-0, 6-1. Beechwood advances to 7-4 with the win.

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Kaiser in world cup

Emmy Kaiser, a native of Fort Mitchell and a student at Thomas More College, will represent the United States in the 2010 Invacare Wheelchair Tennis World Team Cup in Antalya, Turkey. Kaiser, who is participating in her sixth year of international wheelchair tennis, is ranked in the top three in the United States and in the top 25 in the world. The top-three players in the United States were chosen by the U.S. Tennis Association to represent the United States. The Invacare World Team Cup tournament will bring 300 players from more than 30 nations to Turkey from May 3-7 to compete on the clay courts of the Club Ali Bey Manavgat on the Turkish Riviera. Kaiser left April 28 to fly to Turkey with her personal coach, Keri Preng of Cold Spring, who is the U.S. Juniors’ Team coach.



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Motivation key for Colonels’ track title By James Weber

The Covington Catholic track and field team has had some skeptics this year. Coming off their team state championship at last year’s Class 2A meet, the Colonels had been dealing with doubters who felt they couldn’t do it again this year. The Colonels fired back in the debate by winning the big school championship at the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference meet April 29 at Dixie Heights. CovCath had 111 points to 86 for second-place Campbell County. “We had a lot of inspiration tonight,” said Cov Cath senior Alex Menne. “People were calling us out, saying we’re not as good this year, and I think we proved them wrong. I’m excited about state.” Head coach Josh McCoy agreed the motivation was a big factor. “We had a lot of PR’s. A lot of guys stepped up,” he said. “There has been some talk lately that they might be down from last year. They were fired up to make a statement.” The Colonels won five of


Dixie Heights senior Ryan Smith runs in the distance medley relay April 29 at the NKAC large school track championships at Dixie Heights. the 14 events in the meet, which was a relay format. Each field event combined the marks of two teammates for one score, and there were eight different fourperson races. “It was fun. We all tried really hard. We had a lot of guys doing a lot of events and we pulled it through,” Menne said. CovCath won the 4x100 relay and the 4x200. Thomas Batts, Austin Hudepohl, Grant Irons and

This week in track and field

• Villa Madonna boys placed third in the Grant County Invitational, April 26. Villa’s Schubert won the 400 meter in 53.74, and Pete Miller won the 1600 meter in 4:44.28. • Villa Madonna girls placed second in the Grant County Invitational, April 26. Scott placed third. Villa’s Holt won the 100 meter in 13.88, and the 200 meter in 28.50; Cunha won the 1600 meter in 5:57.60, and the 3200 meter run in 13:03.96. Scott’s Bell won the long jump at 16 feet, 1 inch, Jackson won the 100 meter hurdles in 17:97.



Notre Dame junior Amber McGaha throws the discus April 29 at the NKAC large school track championships at Dixie Heights.

Connor Maschinot were on the 4x100, Maschinot and Hudepohl also ran the 4x2 with Michael Bowdy and Paul Cusick. Andy Deglow and Brayden Erpenbeck won the shot put. Michael Bowdy and Connor Maschinot won the long jump. Alex Connelly and Stephen Ruh won the high jump. They were second in the 4x400, 4x800 and 4x110 shuttle hurdles. Cole Taylor and Cary Thaxton were second in discus. Ryan Cahill and Alex Connelly tied for second in triple jump. CovCath was third in the 4x1,600-meter relay and 800 sprint medley. Steven Knapik and Doug Kaiser were third in pole vault. Menne ran the sprint medley and 4x400. He is looking for the Colonels to be ready for the state meet. “I’d love it, back to back,” he said. “Last year was awesome. If we could do it two years in a row, it would be amazing.” Dixie Heights won the 4x1,600 with Billy Menkhaus, Michael Menkhaus, Ryan Smith and Matt Reekers. The Colonels won the sprint medley with Kyle Hocker, Nathan Meyer, Nathan McKinney and Chris Sikra. Stephen Zumdick and Wes Smith won the discus. Dixie was second in girls’ 4x400 and third in girls’ 4x1,600, 4x800, shuttle hurdles and pole vault. Simon Kenton won the boys’ triple jump with Sage Powell and Trey Pinkelton. Simon Kenton was third in the boys’ 4x800 with Chris Palladino, Kody Hutchins, Bain Fisk and Tyler Lincoln. Cody Aubrey and Austin Baldwin were third in discus. Sage Powell and Dylan Harris were third in long jump. In girls’, Notre Dame won the 4x1,600 with Brenna Schutzman, Morgan

NKAC track results


Covington Catholic senior James Simms runs in the distance medley relay April 29 at the NKAC large school track championships at Dixie Heights. Stenger, Megan Good and Mary List. NDA was also third in 4x100, sprint medley, distance medley. Beechwood won the girls’ discus title in the small-school meet. St. Henry won the boys’ small-school title with 102 points to 79 for Bishop Brossart. St. Henry won the high

Boys’ large school: Covington Catholic 111, Campbell County 86, Dixie Heights 64, Ryle 47, Simon Kenton 38, Boone 33, Conner 26, Cooper 24, Scott 3, Highlands 1. Girls’ large school: Campbell County 84, Highlands 68, Ryle 65, Simon Kenton 52, Notre Dame 40, Cooper 39, Dixie 36, Scott 26, Boone 22, Conner 1, Holmes 1. Boys’ small school: 1. St. Henry 102; 2. Bishop Brossart 79; 3. Newport 78; 4. Lloyd 56; 5. Ludlow 40; 6. Newport Central Catholic 39; 7. Villa Madonna 17; 8. Bellevue 13; 9. Dayton 6. Girls’ small school: 1. Newport Central Catholic 115; 2. St. Henry 114; 3. Lloyd 62; 4. Villa Madonna 44; 5. Beechwood 41; 6. Bishop Brossart 25; 7. Bellevue 16; 8. Newport 5; T-9. Dayton, Ludlow 4. jump, 4x800, 4x1,600, pole vault and distance medley in boys’. In girls’, St. Henry won the long jump, 4x800, 4x1,600, pole vault and distance medley. Lloyd won the boys’ discus and sprint medley.


Covington Catholic senior Alex Menne (right) runs the anchor leg of the sprint medley relay April 29 at the NKAC large school track championships at Dixie Heights.

Villa increases victories in tennis By James Weber

Andres Garcia is nearing the end of his one and only season at Villa Madonna Academy. He hopes it’s a memorable one for him and the team. Garcia, a sophomore exchange student from Mexico City, Mexico, wants his year in Northern Kentucky to end in the state tournament in mid-May. Head coach Dan Gibson said Garcia and freshman Dan “Deuce” Gibson II, the coach’s son, have a chance to qualify for the state tourney in doubles this year. “We are excited for region and we’re hoping to do well and go to state,” Garcia said. Garcia and Gibson beat the Holy Cross pair of Marcus Lea and Jared Andrews in a close two-set match April 29. For Deuce, it was a reversal of fortune from the past two regional tournaments, where he was knocked out by the same Holy Cross pair. “I was really happy because we lost to them twice,” Deuce said. “We try to go to the net on them because it worked before,


Villa Madonna’s Deuce Gibson (right) serves as doubles teammate Andres Garcia gets ready during their win over Holy Cross April 29. hit to their weaknesses.” Deuce was a nickname for Dan II long before he took up tennis and its “deuces” in scoring. Coach Gibson said it was a big win as the Ninth Region tourney approaches. “(They) could be seeded as high as No. 3 for the

regional tournament and I expect they will make it to the state tournament,” the coach said. “They are our No. 1 and No. 2 singles guys. They play singles for us unless we have a match like this where we’re playing someone who could be seeded.”

VMA has not qualified anyone for the boys’ state tourney since a doubles team in 2007, and no one in singles since 2005. Garcia is a nationally ranked player in Mexico in paddle tennis, which has a smaller court and differentstyle racket but is mostly the same as regular tennis. He played in a major tournament in Spain last year. He has enjoyed this area. “It’s a lot of fun,” he said. “The sports are really tough here. We have a lot of games. I like the competition.” Garcia sometimes says “Vamos” as a rally cry, which translates to “Let’s Go!” in Spanish. As a result, the Blue Lightning sometimes use their alliterative skills to yell “Vamos Villa!” as a team chant. As a doubles team, Gibson and Garcia have lost twice through April 30. Once was to the defending 10th Region champions from Highlands, the other was to a Covington Catholic team that had 2009 state singles champ Jimmy Roebker on it. VMA’s coach said Cov Cath changed around its lineup that day because


Villa Madonna’s Remy Brundage hits the ball during his singles match April 29.

several players were at the funeral of Notre Dame Academy senior Maria Schaffstein. “When we get mad, we pick each other up,” Deuce said. “We work well together. We’re both good at the net and we hit good groundstrokes.” VMA has a young team with just one senior and two juniors. Many of the players have been on the team since sixth grade. Starters against Holy Cross were Alexander VanMelle, Hawken Lord and Remy Brundage in singles, and Zack Kenney and Andy Poos at second doubles. VanMelle is the lone senior on the team.

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Beechwood High School eighthgrader Raquel Barry makes contact during the Tigers’ softball loss to Holy Cross April 27. The game was in the quarterfinals of the All “A” Classic 9th Region tourney at Knights Sports Complex in Taylor Mill.


Tigers fall to Indians

Beechwood High School freshman Alli Berger makes a catch during the Tigers’ softball loss to Holy Cross April 27. The game was in the quarterfinals of the All “A” Classic Ninth Region tourney at Knights Sports Complex in Taylor Mill.



BRIEFLY • Villa Madonna beat Augusta 11-3, April 28. Villa’s winning pitcher was Thomas Steinkoneig, and Dan Hillenmeyer was 2-3 and had three RBI. • Covington Catholic beat Conner 2-0, April 28. Cov Cath’s David Brueggeman was the winning pitcher, and Cory Severson was 2-2. • Newport Central Catholic beat Scott 12-4, April 29. Scott’s Zach Sowder was 2-3, hit a triple and a homerun. • Covington Catholic beat Newport 12-2, April 29. Cov Cath’s Michael Hellmann was the winning pitcher, and Matt Klein was 3-4, hit a double, scored a homerun and had four RBI.

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Martz and Scott 6-4, 6-2. Notre Dame advances to 9-0 with the win. • Boone County girls beat Dixie Heights 4-1, April 29. Dixie’s Elliot and Schoettker beat Pendleton and Abdule 62, 6-1. • Beechwood beat Conner 4-1, April 29. Beechwood’s Wilson beat Schreiver 6-4, 62; Davies beat Malone 6-4, 75; White-Pawsat beat Stellman-Osuna 6-1, 4-6, 6-1; Cardosi-Stumpel beat HeemanRalenkotter 6-1, 6-0. Beechwood advances to 7-3 with the win. • Beechwood boys beat Scott 4-1, April 29. Beechwood’s Ben Hackett beat Chadd Allender 6-3, 7-6 (9-7); Michael Craig beat A.J. Berk 6-7, 6-2, 6-4; Carter Richardson beat Corey Thompson 61, 6-3; Kyle Nienaber and Matthew Craig beat Billy Henry and David Schumacher 6-0, 6-0. Scott’s Jacob Anneken and Jimmy Hillman beat Tim Barry and Quinn Sesher. Beechwood advances to 8-5 with the win. • Holy Cross boys beat Villa Madonna 4-1, April 29. Villa’s Gibson and Andres Garcia beat Lea and Andrews 6-4, 7-6 (7-3). Villa falls to 6-7 with the loss. • Villa Madonna boys beat

Calvary Christian 4-1, April 30. Villa’s Garcia beat Lichter 6-0, 7-5; Lord beat Grinsted 7-5, 1-6, 6-2; Vanmelle-Gibson beat Garbis-Mian 7-5, 107; Poos-Froehling beat Walton-Woeghter 3-6, 6-3, 14-12. Villa advances to 8-7 with the win. • Beechwood boys beat Bellevue 5-0, April 30. Craig beat Thompson 6-0, 6-0; Carter Richardson beat Berkemeier 6-0, 6-0; Tim Barry beat Blanken 6-0, 6-0; Quinn Sesher and Logan Burns beat Duffy and Schweinzger 6-0, 6-0; Drew Cardosi and Bobby Rechel beat Isbell and Rosenbaum 60, 6-3. Beechwood advances to 9-5 with the win. • Scott girls beat Beechwood 3-2, April 30. Scott’s Su. Manning beat Davies 6-0, 6-2; Padgett beat L. Pawsat 5-7, 6-4, 6-1; Beach-Kuhse beat White-E. Pawsat 6-2, 6-2. Beechwood’s Wilkson beat Sa. Manning 6-1, 6-0; Jaindl and Cardosi beat Heath and Fox 6-1, 6-3. Scott advances to 11-2 with the win; Beechwood falls to 7-4. • Calvary girls beat Covington Latin 4-1, April 30. Covington Latin’s Rabe beat Dugger 6-1, 6-3.

This week in softball

• Villa Madonna beat Bellevue 11-2, April 28. Villa’s winning pitcher was Natalie Spicker, and was 3-3 and scored four runs. • Scott beat Dixie Heights 8-7. Scott’s Audrey Williamson was the winning pitcher, and Roma Maloney was 2-5, hit two doubles and had two RBI. Dixie’s Chelsea Dietz hit a double. • Dayton beat Beechwood 19-3 in five innings, April 28. • Villa Madonna beat Heritage 10-0 in six innings, April 29. Villa’s Natalie Spicker pitched eight strikeouts, and Sydney Maxwell was 2-4, had two RBI, hit a double and





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The 10th Region girls basketball coaches recently had their awards banquet. Scott High School’s Rhonda Klette was co-coach of the year with Bracken County’s Patrick Kelsch. Scott’s Lauren Tibbs was First Team All-Region, and Taylor Stinson was third team.








scored a run. • Grant County beat Dixie Heights 5-2, April 29. • Conner beat Scott 2-1, April 29. Scott’s Tara Wells hit a double.


• Scott boys beat Villa Madonna 3-2, April 27. Scott’s Chadd Allender beat Gibson 6-3, 6-3; Jacob Anneken and Jimmy Hillmann beat Zach Kenney and Brundage 7-5, 62. Villa’s VanMelle beat Corey Thompson 6-3, 6-2 and Lord and VanMelle beat David Schumacher and Billy Henry, 6-2, 6-2. Scott advances to 46 with the win; Villa falls to 65. • Notre Dame girls beat Lexington Catholic 4-1, April 27. Madie Cook beat Pizer 62, 6-0; Abbey Moellering beat Molik 6-2, 6-2; Catriona Shaughnessy and Laura Irons beat The and Beaton 6-2, 6-4; Beischel and Ali Cheesman beat Smith and Coralis 6-4, 64. Notre Dame advances to 70 with the win. • Highlands girls beat Scott 4-1, April 27. Scott’s Beach and Kuhse beat H. Laskey and A. Herman 1-6, 64, 6-3. Scott falls to 9-2 with the loss. • Lloyd girls beat Dixie 3-2, April 27. Dixie’s Shultz beat Maria Wise 6-0, 6-4; and Schoettker and Claypole beat Emily Lunn and Shelby Phillips 6-3, 6-7, 6-4. • Scott boys beat Lloyd 50, April 28. Scott’s A.J. Berk beat Reese 6-0, 6-1; Chadd Allender beat Lewis 6-2, 6-1; Corey Thompson beat Kudo 6-0, 6-1; David Schumacher and Billy Henry beat Bogard and Luken 6-1, 6-1; Jacob Anneken and Jimmy Hillmann beat McGue and Luken 6-0, 6-0. Scott advances to 5-6 with the win. • Covington Catholic boys beat Ryle 3-2, April 28. Cov Cath’s Jimmy Roebker beat K. Okita 6-0, 6-1; Haden Cotton and Daniel Sullivan beat Fukushima and North 6-2, 60; Jacob Litmer and Andrew Schult beat Maynard and Wagner 6-3, 6-2. Cov Cath advances to 10-3 with the win. • Campbell County beat Beechwood 3-2, April 28. Beechwood’s Carter Richardson beat Humbert 6-0, 6-0; Kyle Neinaber and Craig beat Geiman and Graff 6-1, 6-6(17), 6-4. • Notre Dame girls beat Ryle 4-1, April 28. Notre Dame’s Catriona Shaughnessy beat Coughlin 6-0, 6-1;

Laura Irons beat Lesser 6-1, 6-1; Beischel and Alyssa Kennedy beat Greene- Hornsby 6-1, 6-0; Ali Cheesman and Abbey Moellering beat Bellhorn and Dubis 6-1, 6-1. Notre Dame advances to 8-0 with the win. • Scott girls beat Cooper 5-0, April 28. Scott’s Sa. Manning beat Nibert 6-4, 6-3; Su. Manning beat Russell 6-1, 60; Padgett beat Wedden 6-1, 7-5; Beach-Kuhse beat Wigginton-O'Daniel 6-0, 6-0; FoxHeath beat Biery-Cobb 6-0, 60. Scott advances to 10-2 with the win. • Beechwood girls beat St. Henry 5-0, April 28. Beechwood’s Wilson beat Reinert 61, 6-1; Jaindl d. Snodgrass 62, 6-1; Cardosi beat Adams 16, 6-2, 7-6; White-Pawsat beat Osterhage-Doyle 6-0, 60; Stuempel-Melville beat Heitzman-Snodgrass 6-1, 6-0. Beechwood advances to 6-3 with the win. • Notre Dame girls beat Highlands 5-0, April 29. Notre Dame’s Madie Cook beat M. Laskey 4-6, 6-3, 6-3; Ally Westling beat C. Laskey 6-0, 6-4; Alli Cheesman beat L. Herman 6-0, 6-2; Catriona Shaughnessy and Laura Irons beat H. Laskey and A. Herman 6-0, 6-0; Megan Beischel and Alyssa Kennedy beat


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Children have no choice on second-hand smoke No doubt you are aware that Campbell, Kenton and Boone Counties have been talking about a comprehensive smoke free law for years. The concerns range from “I have a right to smoke” to “business has a right to decide.” You may say that smoking is a choice and people have the right to choose. Children have no choice where second hand smoke is concerned. They are exposed to tobacco smoke in homes, cars and public places. For teens, even part time and summer jobs can be a threat. Many work as cooks and cashiers in establishments where smoking is allowed. We've all heard and let's face

it; we know that smoking is not a healthy choice. We know that exposure to secondhand smoke is harmful. Here are some ways Kathy Nafus that smoking and secondhand Community smoke affect Recorder child developand guest ment columnist young brains: • Exposure to tobacco smoke can be linked to learning disabilities. • A Temple University

study showed that “teens exposed to secondhand smoke at home are at increased risk of test failure in school.” • Secondhand smoke has been linked to ADHD, asthma and allergies. • Smoking affects sports performance because of reduced lung capacity. When communities implement smoke free laws for all indoor workplaces, adults quit smoking at higher rates than in communities without smoke free laws. That's a definite benefit for our children, but did you know that communities that implement

these laws see a decrease in youth smoking rates as well? Tobacco is a gateway drug and it is addictive. Teens that use tobacco are more likely to use other drugs, especially marijuana. Shenghan Lai, MD, MPH, associate research professor, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, says that "...those who smoked cigarettes before the age of 15 were up to 80 times more likely to use illegal drugs than those who did not." Surveys show that in Kenton County, youth who use tobacco begin smoking at the average age of 12 years old. The implication here is huge -

we can reduce drug use by reducing youth smoking. We can reduce youth smoking with smoke free laws. We can even influence children's grades and sports performance with smoke free laws. Why wouldn't we want to do that? Remember, smoke free laws for indoor workplaces don't take away your choice to smoke; they protect those who don't want to smoke or who are not old enough to make the choice. Just take it outside! Kathy Nafus is the Coordinator of Kenton County Alliance

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

Do you or would you let your high schoolage child go on a spring break trip? Why or why not?

“Never! Why is it that parents think their kids need to go away on their own before they are 18 on a trip that will mostly be unsupervised? Even if chaperones are present they can't possibly monitor every minute of every child there (Natalee Holloway is a prime example). “Usually when something tragic happens (the St. Xavier football player who fell to his death, highly intoxicated, or the Notre Dame student who crashed her car full of fellow students, most of whom did not wear seatbelts), it's preventable. Letting an inexperienced person drive a whole car full of students (if they are under 18 drivers in Ohio, they are not allowed to have more than one other person in the car with them unless related) on a long trip, or another to go where there will always be alcohol just invites trouble.” R.L.H. “Yes I would. I went on break in high school with no parent within 700 miles. No cell phones or any communication devices, expect your good old fashioned land-line. “We called home when we got there, once in the middle of the week and then saw our parents when we got home. “My parents trusted that I wouldn't get out of control, based on the fact that they had already given me on many occassions, responsibilty tests out on my own, to screw up and learn ... and I did. “We have to trust ourselves that we have given our kids some solid advice, let them go out in the world and hope that they listened.

Next question: Is wind power a viable solution to our dependence on oil? Why or why not? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. “Parents who hover over their kids too much can cause more harm than good. Let them go explore, have fun and leave the praying to God to us the parents that they stay safe from harm and use their heads. “Unfortunately, sometimes, even the best parenting in the world can't stop tragic events, accidents, that change our lives forever. It's no one person's fault, it's, well life lived, no matter how long.” M.J.Y. “I would not allow my highschool age child to go on spring break. To be in an unsupervised environment away from home with all the different temptations this is just irresponsible. “No matter how mature your child is, why put them in a situation that even grown adults can not handle?” I.B. “Oh, that would be a big, fat ‘NO!’ Why, because the ‘kid’ is only 17 maybe 18 years old. AND, more to the point, the only reason teenage boys go to Florida for spring break is to drink and have sex and the only reason teenage girls go is to ‘be seen’ by teenage boys. “You need a ‘break?’ Stay home, unplug the computer, don't answer your cell phone and read a good book!” Lisa D.


Day camp offered

Children enjoy last year’s Touched By Cancer Youth Day Camp. The American Cancer Society is offering the 13th annual day camp on June 18 at President’s Park in Edgewood. This free, one-day camp is for children age 6-12 whose lives have been touched by cancer. All children who have cancer or have known someone with cancer are invited to attend. Call 859-647-2200 for more information or to register a child.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Trash an obsession

I had to laugh when I saw news of a possible new garbage can ordinance making front page headlines news in the Erlanger recorder last week (4/29/10). First Erlanger city council insist

on uniformity of receptacles for garbage and now they are worried about bringing the oversized cans in, in a timely manner? Really? It almost seems like garbage has become an obsession with the council. I truly appreciate the

Erlanger police force and hope they are not reduced to being the “garbage can patrol.” Jo Martin Woodlyn Hills Dr Erlanger

Horses and Hope saves lives affected by cancer In a little over one year, it is remarkable just how many people the Horses and Hope program has touched across the Commonwealth. Every year between 2,800 and 3,200 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, making it the second leading cause of death for women in Kentucky. When presented with such a staggering statistic in 2008, I knew something must be done. My drive to help tackle this issue head on led to the development of Horses and Hope: an initiative to educate, improve awareness and offer screenings for the often overlooked members of Kentucky’s horse industry.

Since its inception, we have hit the ground running in every corner of the state, mobilizing survivors, doctors and advocates Jane Beshear to help us Community spread the word and wide Recorder far about the guest importance of columnist being screened. Recently we hosted a successful race day at Keeneland, where a sea of pink dresses, scarves, ties and ribbons flooded the grandstands. Conver-

sations between mothers, sisters and daughters about the importance of telling their friends and neighbors to get screened filled the racetrack. These are the conversations that save lives. The overwhelming amount of support from partners for the Horses and Hope program has been truly outstanding. Due to the hard work of partner groups as well as our committed volunteers and steering committee – The Pink Stable – we will be able to ensure that our next years of operation are even more inclusive as we work together to provide information about the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

The figures to date for Horses and Hope are extraordinary: • Four of Kentucky’s primary racetracks – Ellis Park, Turfway Park, Keeneland and Churchill Downs – have been the site of multiple Breast Cancer Race Day celebrations. • More than 760 track workers were educated about the importance of testing for breast cancer. • Six screening dates using mobile mammogram technologies at Kentucky’s racetracks led to the further testing and diagnosis of breast cancer in two individuals. • 1,790 Race Day survivors and guests were in attendance at Horses and Hope events, including 135 at the 2009 Kentucky

Oaks “Pink Out” Day. • More than 125,246 Race Day fans have learned more about the importance of being tested as well as about the prevalence of breast cancer in the commonwealth. • To date, approximately $96,361 has been raised to help continue this important, life-saving program. For more information about how to become involved in the Horses and Hope program and for information about upcoming 2009 Breast Cancer Race Days, visit: Jane Beshear is first lady of Kentucky.

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Celebrate spring with economical day trips By Regan Coomer

Go daytrippin’ this spring. Taking a day trip is an inexpensive, and fun way to spend sunny spring days. We’ve rounded up a selection of under-an-hour trips to chase away the cabin fever blues. REGAN COOMER/STAFF

Jackie Dean Miller I of World Genealogy U.S.A. in Park Hills uses his 40 years of experience in family tree research to complete his clients’ family trees. Miller also teaches his clients how to find the records and research family history themselves.

Genealogy business helps you pass the torch By Regan Coomer World Genealogy U.S.A. in Park Hills hopes to help community members pass the torch of family knowledge to the next generation. “We’re only a torch bearer,” said owner Jackie Lee Miller, who has made genealogy his business for the last 40 years. “When we go, we have to pass the torch to our children so they can carry our family pride and heritage so that it will never die.” Miller is available for hire on an individual or group basis to either research your genealogy himself or give people the tools to do it on their own. “The first thing you do is give me as much data as you can so I can find more information to expand it,” he said. Miller first was exposed to researching one’s family history at the age of 13 when recovering from rheumatic fever. Miller’s aunt

sent him a book about 8feet-tall Kentucky man Martin Van Buren Bates, Miller’s ancestor. “I was amazed that I was related to somebody 8 feet tall,” he said. “I wanted to know who else I was related to.” Resources Miller uses include, as well as library, U.S. Census and military records. “We teach you how to do this instead of paying gobs of money. It’s not as hard as some people make it out to be,” he said. Pricing starts at about $100 depending on how much information customers start out with, Miller said. How far back customers want to go is also a factor. “If I have to take your tree from the first two generations or so and build from there, the cost is a little bit more,” he said. For more information call 261-2191.

THINGS TO DO Culture Fest

The Erlanger Branch Library is hosting a special event May 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. when it celebrates Culture Fest. The event will include booths with information, crafts and activities showcasing different cultures from around the world. Culture Fest is free to attend. For more information, call 859-962-4002 or visit The Erlanger Branch Library is located at 401 Kenton Lands Road.

Tennis lessons

The Family Tennis Academy is providing tennis lessons


Visiting Kentucky wineries is a chance to check out the scenery and get a taste of state-grown grapes. Most wineries hold tastings every week, starting out as low as $5. There are more than 50 wineries in Kentucky that produce 100,000 cases of wine annually. Visit for a full list of Kentucky wineries. About 45 minutes from Northern Kentucky is Elk Creek Wineries, which features more than 27 different types of wine ranging from very sweet to super dry, said General Manager Kristine Walker. Walker said the vineyard produces four state wines made with grapes grown in Elk Creek’s vineyards. “We try to remain very Kentucky proud,” she said. Walker recommended making a reservation or calling ahead if the tasting party is larger than eight, especially on the weekend. During the spring, Elk Creek is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information about Elk Creek, visit A little closer to home is Atwood Hill Winery in Morning View, which is open from 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays, 1 to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays. Tastings of the winery’s 12 wines are free. For more

Tastings start at $5 at ElK Creek Vineyards in Owenton, Ky., one of several low-cost day trip options residents can take during the summer. information, visit

Eden Park round-up

Nestled in Cincinnati’s Eden Park are three not-tomiss spots at an affordable price: free. In one day, day-trip seekers can visit Eden Park, tour the Cincinnati Art Museum and marvel at Krohn Conservatory’s 3,500 plant species from all over the world. The art museum and conservatory are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday, except the museum is closed Mondays. Krohn Conservatory General Manager Andrea Schepmann said Eden Park has a rich history. “We have great history in the Eden Park area,” she said, explaining in the 1800s Cincinnati resident Nicholas Longworth owned a vineyard there called the Garden of Eden, where the park got its name.

“It’s a spot for great traditions with families and the many people who share their histories with us,” she said. The 15th Annual Butterfly Show is happening now at Krohn through June 20 and is featuring the butterflies of Japan. For more information about the attractions in Eden Park, visit butterflys h o w . c o m , and

The outdoors

For some outdoor adventures this summer, Bethel, Ohio’s East Fork State Park offers a little bit of everything, from hiking and mountain biking trails to a large beach on the lake, where swimming, boating and fishing are allowed. There are also bridle trails, as well as several picnic areas. The best part, according to park manager Chris

Dauner, is that all of theday-use activities are free. "There's no fees to enter the park, or ramp fees for boats or anything like that," he said. "That makes it nice for families who just want to come out for the afternoon and have some fun, but not spend a ton of money." Dauner also said the location of the park, about 10 miles off of Interstate 275 in Bethel, makes for fewer crowds than some other parks. He said that although there can be larger crowds in the summer, the natural layout of the park provides plenty of privacy. "It's kind of a hidden gem once you get back there," said Dauner. "We've got a little something for everyone, and it's just a fun place to explore." For more information about East Fork or other parks, or to get a map of the park, visit

for all skill levels and all ages at Conner High School May 8. Various lessons will take place throughout the day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is required and the cost for five lessons is $65. For more information, call 859-283-5331 or visit m. Conner High School is located at 3310 Cougar Path in Hebron.

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Covington Art Club Scholarship Art Exhibit, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Passionate Arts Center, 31-33 W. Pike St. Students from Northern Kentucky high schools are invited to submit artwork for judging, to receive scholarships from Covington Art Club. Students on site to share about their work. Free. Presented by Covington Art Club. 393-8358. Covington.


Friday Night Ballroom Dance, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Group lesson 8-8:30 p.m. DJ dance to multiple styles of ballroom dance music begins 8:30-10 p.m. $5. Through Dec. 17. 2912300; Covington.


Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, Ky. 18 and Camp Ernst Road, From apples to zucchini, and everything in between. With perennial plants, there are annuals and hanging baskets for all occasions. Presented by Boone County Cooperative Extension Service. 586-6101. Burlington.


The World Premiere of: Cornhole, The Movie, 7 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. Mockumentary that examines the lives of four groups of quirky characters who have sacrificed, exploited and shamed loved ones to gain a certain level of minimal fame in the localbased sport of cornhole. $10. 491-2444; Covington.


Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, 670 W. Third St. Free. 291-2550; Covington.


Get Fit with Melody’s Boot Camp Fitness Finale, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. First Church of Christ, 6080 Camp Ernst Road, Worship Center. Finale of 16-week exercise and wellness program with Melody Hoppius, owner of Melody’s Boot Camp Fitness. Abby Rike from reality TV show “The Biggest Loser,” guest speaker. Benefits Burlington Elementary walking track. $10. Registration required, available at Presented by Melody’s Boot Camp Fitness. 393-0157. Burlington.


History Unearthed: Archaeology Speaks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Exhibit explores world of archaeology through photography, dig-site information and hands-on activities. Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free for members and ages 2 and under. 491-4003; Covington.


Ricky Nye and the Paris Blues Band, 9 p.m. With Gred Schaber and Straw Boss. Doors open 8 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. $10. 431-2201; Newport.


Metrio, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Chez Nora, 530 Main St. Featuring Mickey Foellger, Eddie Wilbers and Tom Kohlhepp. 491-8027; Covington. The Roasters, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. KJ’s Pub, 2379 Buttermilk Crossing, $5 after 9 p.m. 3441413. Crescent Springs.


Javier Mendoza, 8 p.m. Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd. $5. Reservations recommended. 426-1042. Crestview Hills.


Greg Warren, 8 p.m. $16. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, 957-2000; Newport.


Gilligan’s Island: The Musical, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St. Gilligan, the Skipper, too, the millionaire and his wife (et cetera) are cast away in a musical version by the creator of the TV classic. $15, $12 seniors and students. Presented by Falcon Theater. Through May 15. 513-479-6783. Newport. The Wedding Singer, 8 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St. Based on hit movie starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. $17. Presented by Footlighters Inc. Through May 22. 513-474-8711; Newport. Spring Fling, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Fresh sketch comedy and vibrant rock ‘n’ roll celebrate life, love and laughter. $20-$30. Through June 12. 957-7625; Newport. S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 8


Mutual UFO Network Meeting, 12:30 p.m.4:30 p.m. Mary Ann Mongan Library, 502 Scott Blvd. Scientific investigation of UFO phenomenon. Free. Presented by Mutual UFO Network. 802-6889; Covington.


Cork and Fork Cooking Class, 2 p.m. Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd. Cooking demonstrations with wine pairings. Family friendly. $20. Reservations required. 426-1042. Crestview Hills.


Zumba Class, 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Latin dance fitness party. First class free. Packages available. $10. 291-2300. Covington.


Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington.


Culture Fest, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Booths with information, crafts and activities highlighting different cultures around the world. Free. Presented by Kenton County Public Library. 962-4002; Erlanger.


Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, Free. 291-2550; Covington.


History Unearthed: Archaeology Speaks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free for members and ages 2 and under. 491-4003; Covington.


Metrio, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Chez Nora, 4918027; Covington.


Leon Russell, 8 p.m. With Johnny Fink and the Intrusion. Doors open at 7 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. Singer, musician, song writer, arranger and producer. $25. 491-2444; Covington.

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The Websters, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. DJ continues until 2 a.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, $5. 4414888. Cold Spring.


Mule Shine, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Riverside Marina Bar and Grill, 145 Mary Ingles Highway (Ky. 8), Presented by Riverside Marina. 4428111; Dayton, Ky.


Greg Warren, 7:30 p.m. $16. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000; Newport. Peppermint with Bill Cruz, 8 p.m. With Linda Gambino and Mike Cody. Leapin Lizard Gallery, 726 Main St. Chicago native and comedian recently released his first CD, “Athletic Supporter.”. Ages 21 and up. $15. 581-2728; Covington.


Gilligan’s Island: The Musical, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, $15, $12 seniors and students. 513-479-6783. Newport. The Wedding Singer, 8 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, $17. 513-474-8711; Newport. Spring Fling, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. 957-7625; Newport. I’m Getting Murdered in the Morning, 7:30 p.m. St. Catherine of Siena Church, $15, $12 seniors and ages 17 and under. Registration required. 513-477-7324. Fort Thomas. S U N D A Y, M A Y 9


2010-11 Season, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Prepare musical selection in style show for which you wish to be considered. If auditioning for both, prepare song in style of each show. Accompanist provided. A capella or pre-recorded accompaniment not considered. Prepare one 60 second monologue. Bring three copies of resume and at least one copy of headshot. Same day invited callbacks and dance call 7-9 p.m. Production dates: “Big River,” Aug. 20-Sept. 4; “Carousel,” April 1-17. By appointment. Covington.


Duveneck Memorial Art Show, noon-5 p.m. Rain date: May 16. George Rogers Clark Park, Riverside Drive, Juried show and sale of original works by regional artists. Painting, sculpture, graphics and fine crafts. Includes music performances. Free. Presented by Northern Kentucky Heritage League. 6537797. Covington.


Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington.


Independence Inklings Writer’s Group, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. William E. Durr Branch Library, 1992 WaltonNicholson Road, Open to all writers, all skill levels and genres. Group interaction and guest speakers. Adults. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Kenton County Public Library. 962-4030. Independence.


Director Tim Clarke (left) and camera operator Cory Coriona (right) compose a shot as they film a car scene for “Cornhole: The Movie,” which will celebrate its world premiere at the Madison Theater at 7 p.m. Friday, May 7. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The cost is $10. For more information, call 491-2444 or visit


History Unearthed: Archaeology Speaks, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free for members and ages 2 and under. 491-4003; Covington.


Greg Warren, 7:30 p.m. $14. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000; Newport.


The Wedding Singer, 2 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, $17. 513-474-8711; Newport.


Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night, 5 p.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Includes Shimmers gift certificate prizes. Free. 426-0490. Fort Wright. M O N D A Y, M A Y 1 0


Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington.


Mothers of Preschoolers Meeting, 9:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. First Church of Christ, 6080 Camp Ernst Road, For mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten. Family friendly. $23.95 registration per year. Reservations required. Presented by Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS). 620-9191; Burlington. T U E S D A Y, M A Y 1 1


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

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Ricky Nye, 7:30 p.m. Chez Nora, 530 Main St. Free. 491-8027. Covington. Original Wed Blues Jam, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave. Hosted by Dick and the Roadmasters award winning blues band. Burgers & Blues Dinner starts 6 p.m. 261-1029; Latonia.


These United States, 9 p.m. Doors open 8 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. $10, $8 advance. 431-2201; Newport. The Verve Pipe, 9 p.m. With Mia Carruthers and the Retros. Doors open 8 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. $15, $12 advance. 4312201; Newport.


Running Word Wednesday, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Share writing or monologue, or listen to readings by others. Free. 431-2326. Covington.


Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night, 7 p.m. Shimmers, Free. 426-0490. Fort Wright.

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COMMUNITY DANCE SwinGallery, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, All ages. No partner required. Free beginner East Coast Swing lesson 8-9 p.m. Dancing to music by DJ 9-11:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $5. Presented by SwinGallery. 513-290-9022; Covington. HEALTH / WELLNESS

Runner’s Injury Clinic, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. St. Elizabeth Edgewood Sports Medicine, 830 Thomas More Parkway, Receive assistance from local medical providers, including physical therapists, athletic trainers, physicians and registered dietician. Free. Registration required. Presented by Bob Roncker‚Äôs Running Spot. 301-6300; Edgewood.


Employment Extravaganza, 10:30 a.m.5:30 p.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Erlanger, 1379 Donaldson Road, Registration and networking 10:30-11 a.m. Lunch and presentation about “Being Present When You Are Present” from Dr. Steve Boyd follows. Job fair 2-5:30 p.m. $150, $125 members for booth; $45, $35 members for luncheon only. Registration required. Presented by Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. 578-6399. Erlanger.


Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington.


Karaoke, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, 426-0490. Fort Wright.


History Unearthed: Archaeology Speaks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free for members and ages 2 and under. 491-4003; Covington.


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Claddagh Irish Pub Newport, One Levee Way, Through May 25. 581-8888; Newport. W E D N E S D A Y, M A Y 1 2


Catch the last few days of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s exhibit of color photography and celebrate Mother’s Day with “Starburst: Color Photography in America." The exhibit, through Sunday, May 9, shows how the common snapshot becomes high art with photos taken through the 1970s. The art museum is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. Special Mother's Day activities will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 9, including family portraits by Robert Flischel, a silhouette artist, an art-making activity for children, music by the Chris Comer Trio and brunch in the Terrace Café from noon to 3 p.m. Brunch requires reservations. Call 513-639-2986. Visit Pictured is “Untitled,” by Jan Groover, 1978. A chromomeric print, part of “Starburst: Color Photography in America.”

BUSINESS CLASSES Social Media Workshop, 8 a.m.-11 a.m. PRISM, 809 Wrights Summit Parkway, PRISM Training Room. Topic: “What your business can gain from Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.”. Family friendly. $69. Registration required. Presented by PRISM Consulting. 344-2731. Fort Mitchell. CIVIC

District Board of Health Meeting, 6 p.m. Executive Committee meeting. Northern Kentucky Health Department District Office, 610 Medical Village Drive, Presented by Northern Kentucky Health Department. 363-2001. Edgewood.


The Appalachian Community Development Association is hosting the Appalachian Festival Friday-Sunday, May 7-9, at Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township, Ohio. The event features artisans, crafts, dance and food vendors, storytelling and bluegrass music entertainment. The event is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 7; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 8; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 9. Fantastic Friday pricing is: $4, $2 seniors and children. Admission Saturday and Sunday is $8, $4 ages 55 and up, $2 ages 4-11, free ages 3 and under; parking $6. Call 513-251-3378 or visit Above, Leah Head participates in the Living History demonstration at the festival.


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Those who can’t love their neighbors as themselves The scriptures direct us to “love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew: 22:39). The “as yourself,” is usually considered a fait accompli. We presuppose we do love ourselves. Yet, myriads of us don’t. And if we don’t, relationships, friendships and marriages are negatively affected. Over the last century psychology has recognized an almost epidemic-like rise in narcissism. This term is misunderstood by most. Narcissistic persons are imagined as people over-dosed on pride, absorbed in themselves and oblivious to the needs and feelings of anymore else. This persona is a veneer, an unconscious strategy, a compensation to hide their core perception of their inferiority.

Narcissists usually come from adequateappearing families. They are impoverished, nevertheless, by the lack of appreciation of Father Lou self conveyed to Guntzelman them in their Perspectives upbringing. They did not get enough attention from parents or guardians, especially attention in the way they needed it. Narcissism is not too much self but, rather, not enough self. As young children, their true self was not acknowledged and fostered. They were not permitted enough authentic and spontaneous expression of who they

really are. Author and psychotherapist Stephanie Dowrick states in her book, “Intimacy & Solitude,” “The narcissistic adult is not one who has been ‘spoilt’ by too much attention, but someone whose life has been spoilt because those who cared for him in infancy and childhood were unable to see or know who he was, and to respond to that. Instead they saw a reflection of their own needs, or someone who intruded upon their own needs.” This treatment gradually forms and launches into life an empty person who doesn’t know who he is, who feels inadequate, and certainly doesn’t (as scripture asks) love the pathetic person he perceives himself to be. So, he or she learns to conceal

Letter carriers to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Northern Kentucky letter carriers will again help “Stamp Out Hunger” May 8 across America with your help in order to provide assistance to the rapidly increasing number of Americans who are struggling with hunger. Now in its 18th year, the “Stamp Out Hunger” effort is the nation’s largest singleday food drive. In 2010, drive organizers hope to exceed last year’s record-set-

ting total of 73.4 million pounds of donated food, as well as surpass one billion pounds of food collected over the history of the drive. To help “Stamp Out Hunger” in Northern Kentucky, simply leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, like canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal, next to your mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 8. Food items

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The Bridging the Gap 5K Race on Saturday, May 22, will benefit New Perceptions Children’s Program. The race takes place at Oakbrook Town Center, located at the corner of Pleasant Valley Road and Oakbrook Drive in Florence. The race starts at 9 a.m.

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The 5K race is hosted by New Perceptions to benefit children with developmental or physical disabilities. The Bridging the Gap Summer Program offers children with special needs the opportunity to continue therapy and education during the summer months.

The eight-week sessions will provide the tools needed to be ready for school in the fall and prepare them for an educational setting in a group. Register online at or call 859-344-9322.


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May 6, 2010

What moms are asking for – recipes Mother’s Day is coming up, so I wanted to devote this column to all the requests from our Community Press and Recorder moms. And I know I preach this all the time, but remember all the “moms,” biological or otherwise, who’ve been a blessing to you. They come in many forms and guises! Give them a call, a card, or an invitation to share your table.

Grilled chicken breast with watermelonjalapeño salsa

For Georgeann Kennedy who wanted a fruit salsa recipe. I’m going her one better with this duo. Jessie, my daughter-inlaw, made this and it’s a favorite at everyone’s house now. The salsa is great with just about any kind of grilled meat. If you can’t find mango, then papaya will work well.


1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon chili powder 3 ⁄4 teaspoon cumin 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 3 garlic cloves, minced Four 6-ounce chicken breasts Put together in bag and marinate in refrigerator for at least four hours.


2 cups watermelon 1 cup mango 1 ⁄4 cup finely chopped red onion 2 tablespoon cilantro 2 tablespoon jalapeño pepper 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 ⁄2 teaspoon sugar 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt Mix together and put on top of grilled chicken.

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OK, I’m sharing this again especially for Dottie, a Northern Kentucky reader who lost her recipe. “It’s been a favorite, everyone loves it and I can’t find it,” she said. Happy Mother’s Day, Dottie! 1 to 11⁄4 pounds pound ground beef (Sirloin is good) 1 generous cup diced onion 1 generous cup julienned carrot 1 generous cup chopped celery 1 very generous teaspoon minced garlic 28-ounce can diced tomatoes 15-ounce red kidney beans, undrained 15-ounce Great Northern beans, undrained 15-ounce tomato sauce 12-ounce V-8 1 tablespoon white vinegar Salt and pepper to taste 1 teaspoon each: dried oregano and basil



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Brown beef and drain off most of fat. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic and sauté for 10 minutes. Add rest of ingredients, except pasta, and simmer one hour. About 50 minutes into simmering, cook pasta in boiling water just until it is al dente, or slightly tough. Drain. Add to soup. Simmer about 10 more minutes and serve. Serves eight.

Easy potato pancakes

For Mrs. Ratterman. Check out our Web version for potato pancakes like Perkins restaurant at Now, don’t turn up your nose at frozen shredded potatoes. These are actually my preference in this dish, since they keep their color and are ready to go. 1 pound shredded fresh potatoes, or frozen potatoes, thawed and squeezed very dry 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons flour or bit

more to hold mixture together Salt and pepper or seasoning salt to taste 1 small onion, minced finely Handful of fresh parsley, minced

Mix everything together. With a small ice cream scoop or 1⁄4 cup measuring cup, scoop out portions of potatoes on hot griddle or omelet pan which has been filmed with a light coating of olive or other healthy oil. Cook until golden brown on both sides.

Tips from readers: Cottage cheese pie

Boy, the recipes keep pouring in for this heirloom pie. Thanks to everyone who is sharing. We’ll keep an active archive of them. Now some folks have been having trouble with the baking time on the cottage cheese pie with Splenda printed recently. Joan Maegley of Delhi called me as hers was baking – I told her to continue to bake it at 350 and if it browned too much before it was done, to cover edges

with foil. J o a n reported back that it took about 1 hour and 15 minutes (origRita inal recipe Heikenfeld said 30 minutes). Rita’s kitchen “It was perfect,” she said. If any of you are having trouble with any of the cottage cheese pie recipes and the baking time, just bake it until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out fairly clean.

Rooting out recipes

• Requests for Ruth Lyons coffeecake are still coming in. You can e-mail or call us (check out the info at the end of this column) if you want the recipe. I have been getting so many requests I can’t keep up! • Sauerbraten gravy too light. Mrs. Ratterman makes this yummy dish “but the gravy is too light – any way to darken it without using Kitchen Bouquet?” Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. Email columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.



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Locally grown fruits and vegetables are usually sold within 24 hours of being harvested. Produce picked and eaten at the height of ripeness has exceptional flavor and, when handled properly, is packed with nutrients.


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Health dept. offers diabetes workshop If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, the Northern Kentucky Health Department's diabetes program is holding a free workshop for you to learn more about the disorder. The workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2010, at the Newport Branch of the

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Library receives grant • Job Searching on the Internet In addition, grant funds will be used to add John other proGraham grams and Community resources: oming Recorder to Cthe webguest site soon columnist will be the Job and Career Accelerator online database. This online resource will help you look for jobs, complete resumes, and develop job search skills. Patrons will soon see new scanners and software at each branch so they can easily scan, print or update previously prepared documents, such as cover letters or resumes. Finally, grant funds will be used to offer a series of workshops to help atten-

The Kenton County Public Library recently received a generous Kentucky Workforce Grant to help provide additional services and resources for job seekers. With these grant funds, the Library will be able to offer even more assistance to those looking for work, changing careers or learning new skills. Good computer skills are essential to finding and keeping a job today. With the grant funds, the Library is offering over 100 additional computer classes at all three branches. The additional classes will run May, 2010 through June, 2011. These classes cover the basics for any job seeker: • First Time Computer Users, a basic orientation • Searching the Internet • Microsoft Word • Getting an Email address, a basic for any job searching


dees write resumes, improve interviewing skills and conduct effective job searches. In addition, the Kenton County Public Library continues its ongoing support for job seekers during these tough economic times. • Using free computers to write a resume, apply online for a job or file unemployment claims • Attending a program to get one-on-one guidance on resume preparation and interview skills • Getting vocational practice tests for civil service jobs • Checking out resume, job search books, and much more All classes, events, and programs are free of charge, but registration is required. To register or for more information, contact your nearest Kenton County Public Library branch or visit us online at


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The Tri-City unit of Church Women United (CWU) will host its annual Friendship Day celebration at 6 p.m. May 7 at Burlington Baptist Church. The evening’s program will be based on Nehemiah 1-6 (And So the Wall Was Built), and the Bible study will be led by Rev. Audrey DuPuy. The event is free and open to women of all faiths and beliefs. Guests are asked to bring a covered dish for the potluck supper, loose change for the Fellowship of the Least Coin offering, and receiving blankets which will be sent to Church World Service disaster relief. For more information, call Joan Morgan at 859-5257599. Burlington Baptist Church is located at 3031 Washington St.

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Mary Brown

Mary Elizabeth Damon Brown, 81, Morning View, died April 29, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and member of Kenton Baptist Church. Her husband, Albert Berry Brown, died in 2009. Survivors include her daughter, Ginny Hamilton of Independence; son, Charles Brown of Williamstown; sister, Emma Herald of Butler; brother, Leslie Damon of Taylor Mill; three grandsons and one great-grandson. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Kenton Baptist Church, 14071 Decoursey Pike, Kenton, KY 41053.

Alice Clemons

Alice Baker Jones Clemons, 68, Independence, a homemaker, died April 27, 2010, in Independence. Survivors include her sons, Tom Jones of Pembroke Pines, Fla. and Tim Jones of Taylor Mill; mother, Virginia Baker of Richmond; brothers, Roy and Ronnie Baker, both of Richmond, James and Don Baker, both of Lexington; sisters, Ella Rafferty of Jewell, Kan., Gloria Mango

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of Springfield, Miss., Barbara Kingsbury of Cooper City, Fla., Jackie Roden of Taylor Mill and Judy Baker of Sebring, Fla. and three grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: National MS Society, Ohio Valley Chapter, 4440 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 120 Blue Ash, OH 45241.

Maynard Cook

Maynard Walter Cook, 87, Edgewood, died April 24, 2010, at his home. He was an engineer with General Electric for 35 years and member of First Presbyterian Church in Covington. His wife, Priscilla Cook, died in 2009. Survivors include his son, Todd Cook of Edgewood; daughters, Candis Shafer of Daytona Beach, Fla., Melissa Loftin of Woodland Park, Colo. and Shelley Gottis of Florence; and brothers, Ralph Cook Jr. of Elizabeth City N.C. and Richard Cook of Gainesville Fla. Memorials: Cincinnati Zoo, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45220; Lloyd High School, 450 Bartlett

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June Craig

June Schwerin Craig, 82, of Naples, Fla., died April 21, 2010. She was born and raised in Covington. Craig was the daughter of Willy and Bertha (nee McDaniel) Schwerin. Craig was a former state archery champion and an avid golfer. She also loved music and dancing. She was preceded in death by her brother, William Schwerin and daughter, Heidi Craig. Survivors include her loving husband of 62 years, Clyde; daughters, Holly Craig of Philadelphia, Pa., and Candice Overbeck of Maineville, Ohio; sister, Wanda Painter of Alexandria. A celebration of June’s life will be held on Friday, May 7th, 2:00 p.m., Highland Country Club, Ft. Thomas. In lieu of flowers contributions in Jane’s memory may be made to Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.

Kelly Doyle

Kelly Doyle, 54, Burlington, died April 26, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. He was a woodworker. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Doyle of Burlington; son, Kevin Doyle of Petersburg; daughters, Gina Gripshover and Marie Doyle, both of Petersburg; mother and stepfather, Darlene and Jim Monk of Fort Mitchell; father, Frank Doyle of Cincinnati; brother, Mike Doyle of Hillsboro, Ohio; sister, Kim Metz of

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The House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Kentucky hereby pays tribute to the memory of and joins with

Representative Addia K. Wuchner in expressing deepest sympathy to the Hays Family and all who share in the profound loss of this esteemed gentleman on February 25, 2010. Preceded in death by his cherished wife, Mary V. Hayes, and daughter, Victoria Ober, he is survived by his beloved children, Arnold Hays, Art Hays, Charlotte Sue Pelrey, Mary Kathryn Breedlove and Linda Lutz; brother, Archie Powers; sisters, Mildred Beavers and Alberta Damas; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; one great-greatgrandchild; and, a host of other family members, friends and loved ones. This respected citizen, past captain of the Emlyn Fire Department and longtime employee of Ellison Funeral Home, is remembered on this day for the many and generous contributions he made to his family, friends and community. Arnold Hays will be deeply missed by all whose lives were touched by his remarkable presence.

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Erlanger and six grandchildren. Memorials: Kelly Doyle Memorial Fund, c/o Bank of Kentucky, 1065 Burlington Pike, Florence, KY 41042.

William Ebner

William John Ebner, 52, Dry Ridge, died April 30, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Survivors include his daughters, Morgan and Sara Ebner of Independence; parents, Richard and Carolyn Ebner of Dry Ridge; brothers, Richard Ebner Jr. of Dry Ridge, Joseph Ebner of Sarasota, Fla. and Michael Ebner of Fairfield, Ohio; sisters, Ann Marie Ebner of Dry Ridge, Patricia Glaser of Mason, Ohio, Mary Thatcher of Independence and Susan Webster of Covington. Services are private. Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes and Crematory is serving the family. Memorials: Our Daily Bread, P.O. Box 14862, Cincinnati, OH 45250.

Florence Embry

Florence Maxine McElroy Embry, 80, Independence, died April 26, 2010, at her home. She was a homemaker, attended Salem Baptist Church of Walton and more recently Fowler Creek Free Will Baptist. Her husband, James Embry, died in 2007. Survivors include her daughter, Jo Ann Hand of Owenton; sons, Dennis Embry of Erlanger and Melvin Embry of Independence; sisters, Eva Hardy of Piner and Kathleen Moore of Florence; brother, Athal McElroy of Park Hills; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Rando Emerson

Rando C. Emerson, 94, Elsmere, died April 30, 2010, at Woodcrest Manor, Elsmere. He was a laborer and member of Mount Eden Baptist Church. His wife, Mary O. Emerson, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Bob Emerson of Las Vegas, Nev., Jerry Emerson of Florence, Dwight Emerson of Verona, Jack and Cecil Emerson of Walton; a daughter, Nancy Sandlin of Florence; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: Marc Sandlin Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o any Bank of Kentucky.

Madison Foster

Madison Leigh Foster, 5 months, Covington, died April 25, 2010, at her home. Survivors include her mother, Beth Brewer of Covington; father, Marcus Foster of Covington; brothers, Tyrell Cash and Brayden Foster, both of Covington; sisters Latasha and Jasmine Foster, both of Kettering, Ohio and Deasia O’Brien of Covington; grandparents, Shelly Brewer of Florence, Jeff Brewer of Walton, Valerie Foster of Covington and Rusty Ridner of Taylor Mill; and great-grandmothers, Josephine Bell of Ludlow and Genida Foster of Newport. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: In Memory of Miss Madi, c/o Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051.

Loraine Fritsch

Loraine Requardt Fritsch, 87, Latonia, died May 1, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a dental assistant, member of St. Anthony Church in Taylor Mill, Holy Cross Boosters, St. Helen’s Society and Holy Cross 50 Plus Club. Her husband, James N. Fritsch and grandson, Steven Elledge, both died in 2005. Survivors include her sons, Steven Fritsch of Crestview Hills and Martin Fritsch of Independence; daughters, Jane Kennedy of Edgewood, Carol Hickey of Crestview Hills, Terri Elledge of Eau Gallie, Fla., and Michelle Muck of Edgewood; 13 grandchildren; and nine greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Holy Cross High School, c/o James & Loraine Fritsch Scholarship Fund, 3617 Church St., Latonia, KY 41015.

Randall Fryman

Randall E. Fryman, 48, Demossville, died April 26, 2010, at St Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a construction worker. Survivors include his sons, Jamie Fryman of Covington, Denny Griffth and Tim Turner, both of Newport; daughters, Amanda Turner of Wilder, Tiffany Griffith, Mary Tipton and Kristy Earls, all of Newport; mother, Dorothy Coleman of Rabbit Hash; brothers, Robert Fryman of Morning View, Kenneth Fryman of Falmouth, John and Herbert Fryman, both of Newport; sisters, Diane Butke of Alexandria, Linda Fryman of Rabbit Hash, Robin Trimble of Cold Spring and Patricia Utz

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Sister Geraldine Gajniak, Order of St. Benedict, 90, Villa Hills, died April 24, 2010, at St. Walburg Monastery, Villa Hills. She was a nurse. Survivors include her brother, John Gajniak of Alsip, Ill. and sister, Anne Cook of Chicago, Ill. Burial was in St. Walburg Monastery Cemetery. Memorials: St. Walburg Monastery, 2500 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017.

Sarah Garrett

Sarah Louise Garrett, 91, of Newport, formerly of Shelby County, died April 26, 2010, at Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport. She was a homemaker and member of Waddy Christian Church. Survivors include her daughters, Paula Guzman of Treasure Island, Fla. and Doris Whitley of Fort Wright; sisters, Edith Armstrong of Ludlow and Hazel Ends of Louisville; brother, Burnice Gaines of Milton; stepmother, Iva Gaines of Shelbyville; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville. Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, Ludlow, handled the local arrangements. Memorials: Waddy Christian Church Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 2, Waddy, KY 40076; or Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Clyde Gavin

Clyde Gavin, 53, Crescent Springs, died April 29, 2010, at his home. He worked with computer information technology for the I.B.M. Company in Cincinnati, was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Bromley, volunteer for the Bromley Fire Department and a ham radio operator. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Gavin; mother, Louise Gavin of Bromley; and brother, Stephen Gavin of Ludlow. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Immanuel United Church of Christ, Clyde Gavin Memorial Fund, 110 Boone St., Bromley, KY 41016.

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Beverly J. “Bunny” Gerth, 71, of Cincinnati, formerly of Ludlow, died April 23, 2010, at Mercy Anderson Hospital, Anderson Township. She was a homemaker and member of St. Veronica Church. Survivors include her husband, Donald Gerth; sons, Jeffery Gerth of Columbus and Christopher Gerth of Cincinnati; daughter, Joan Kelly of Plano, Texas; brother, Bruce Eubanks of Cincinnati; sisters, Barbara McNeal of Parumph, Nev., and Bonnie Willoughby of Cincinnati; and seven grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: American Legion Post #72, Needy Children’s Program, 497 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati, OH 45244.

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George M. Hackman Sr., 79, Fort Wright, died April 26, 2010, at his home. He was an office manager for Airport Ford and a Korean War Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Arbogast Hackman of Fort Wright; daughters, Christine Hackman of Arlington, Va. and Florence Schumacher of Chicago, Ill.; son, George Hackman Jr. of California and four grandchildren. Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Father Murphy Endowment Fund, c/o St. Agnes Church, 1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright 41011; Covington Latin School, 21 E. 11th St., Covington, KY 41011 or Notre Dame Academy, 1699 Hilton Drive, Park Hills, KY 41011; or Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

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William Hayes

William E. Hayes, 55, Covington, died April 27, 2010, at his home. Survivors include several cousins. Burial was in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown. Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home, Elsmere, handled the arrangements.

Frank Herald

Frank D. Herald, 57, Newport, died April 22, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Survivors include his daughters, Robin Sanderson of Leesburg, Ohio, Edna Teague of Newport, Tina Crabtree of Covington and Rhonda Fugate of Fort Wright; sons, Frank Herald Jr. of Maryville, Tenn., David Cowan of Cincinnati; sisters, Josie Dunaway of Miamisburg, Ohio and Clara Herald of Lebanon, Ohio; brother, Ervin Herald of Latterbranch; 16 grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford, Ohio.

William Hicks

William “Bill” C. Hicks, 81, Edgewood, died April 29, 2010, at Hospice at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood. He was a brewer with Wiedemann Brewery, a WWII Navy veteran and a member of St. Pius X Church, Edgewood, a member of the N. Ky. Sports Hall of Fame, coached Hut A/C., played catcher as a semi-pro player and was a member of the 1953 World Champion slow pitch softball team and coached American Legion baseball. His daughter, Connie Kaiser, died in 2003. Survivors include his wife, Doris M. Benz Hicks; daughter, Jody Hicks of Independence; son, Gary Hicks of Union; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Holy Cross High School, 3617 Church St., Latonia, KY 41015.

William Hightchew

William S. Hightchew IV, 4 days, Dayton, died April 28, 2010, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Corryville. Survivors include his mother, Ciara Hightchew of Dayton; father, Billy Hightchew III of Dayton; sister, Lilly Hightchew of Dayton; grandparents, Bill Hightchew II of Fort Mitchell, Holly O’ Neal of Independence, Keith Grenzebach and Gayla Grenzebach of Sanders. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

John Janiszewski

John W. “Janis” Janiszewski, 76, of Edgewood, formerly of Chicago, Ill., died May 1, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retail manager, Korean War Army veteran and member of Moose Lodge 1104. Survivors include his wife, Diane Janiszewski of Union; daughters, Debbie Winters of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Sue Derry of Mediapolis, Iowa, Nancy Baczynski of Channahon, Ill., Kelly Douglas and Liz Chada of Chicago, Ill.; sons, Kevin Barry of New Lenox, Ill. and John Barry of Union; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Her husband, Clarence Hall, died in 1960 and sons, Floyd and Clarence Alan Hall, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Millie Little of Fairview and Debbie Brashear of Napoleon; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Napoleon. Memorials: Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, Remembrance Fund, 1032 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011; or Baptist Convalescent Center, 120 Main St., Newport, KY 41071.

Rose Kramer

Rose Mary Kramer, 72, of Villa Hills, formerly of Southgate, died April 27, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a teacher for more than 27 years with the Covington Schools District, worked for the Internal Revenue Service in Covington, was an associate member of the Congregation of Divine Providence at St. Anne Convent in Melbourne and member of St. Philip Church in Melbourne and St. Therese Church in Southgate. Survivors include her sisters, Sister Rose Magdalene Kramer of Melbourne and Sister Agnes Clare Kramer of Dayton, Ohio; brothers, Victor Kramer of Fort Thomas, Jake Kramer of Edgewood and Bernie Kramer of Fort Wright. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Camp Springs. Memorials: Congregation of Divine Providence, 1000 St. Anne Drive, Melbourne, KY 41059.

Nannie Lainhart

Nannie R. Pearson Lainhart, 89, of Erlanger, formerly of Petersburg, died April 24, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a homemaker, member of Petersburg Baptist Church and Waterloo Holiness Church of Burlington. Her husband, Hubert Lainhart, died in 1977; stepdaughters, Madie Kaiser and Gladys Lainhart; son, Charles Lainhart; and stepson, Chester Lainhart, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Dora Johnson of Burlington and Judy Unthank of Fairfield, Ohio; sons, Elmer Lainhart of Latonia, Odis Lainhart of Petersburg, Orville Lainhart and Ernie Lainhart, both of Erlanger; brother, Robert Pearson of McKee; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Belleview Cemetery.

Andrew Loke

Andrew J. Loke, 76, Florence, died April 26, 2010, at Bridgepoint Care & Rehabilitation Center, Florence. He was a salesman for Furniture Fair in Erlanger and formerly with Value City Furniture. He was a Korean War Army veteran. His wife, Bette Ann Daniel Loke, died in 2009. Survivors include his daughters, Lisa Forrester of Covington and Amber Daniel of Erlanger; sons, Ralph Daniel Jr. of Williamstown and Joe Daniel of Latonia; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia handled the arrangements.

Donald Lowe

John F. Johnson, 83, Union, died April 22, 2010, at his home. He was a supervisor for CSX Railroad and an Army and Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Johnson; daughters, Brenda of Washington D.C., Michele of Florence, Nannette, Johnnie and Cheryl, all of Union; sons, William of Erlanger, Chad of Alexandria, Barry and Daryl, both of Florence; sister, Helen Kennedy of Erlanger and six grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Jones, Simpson & Gee Funeral Home, Covington, handled the arrangements.

Donald Ray Lowe, 74, Covington, died April 29, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He worked in building maintenance for Cincinnati Gas & Electric Co. in Covington, was a Korean War Army veteran and member of Veterans of Foreign War Post No. 9555Japan. Survivors include his wife, Donna Lowe; sons, Donald W. and John Lowe, both of Covington; daughter, Barbara Lowe of Covington; brothers, Richard Lowe of Independence and James Lowe of Anderson, S.C.; sisters, Catherine Fields of Blue Ash, Ohio, Barbara Jones of Middletown, Ohio and Margaret Meyers of Orlando, Fla. and two grandchildren. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Church of the Living God, 1279 Parkway Ave., Covington, KY 41011.

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Daniel L. “Danny” Justice, 54, Covington, died April 24, 2010, at his home. He worked for Powell Construction. Survivors include his son, Jesse Justice; daughters, Jennifer Gamble and Dana, Melissa and Michelle Justice; brothers, Robert and Michael Justice; sisters, April Potzick and Sandra Wilkinson. Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home, Elsmere, handled the arrangements.

Bertha Kingery

Bertha Mae Kingery, 97, Covington, died April 25, 2010, at Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport. She was a homemaker and member of Calvary Baptist Church in Latonia.

Donald George Marsh, 80, Cold Spring, died April 24, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. He was a diesel mechanic and Korean War Air Force veteran. His wife, Carolyn Ann Tedrow, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Robert Marsh of Cold Spring, Ronald Marsh of Reseda, Calif., Richard Marsh of Cold Spring and Randell Marsh of Beeville, Texas; daughter, Kathlene Raverty of Cold Spring; brother, Ralph Marsh of Erlanger; sister, Jackie Jones of Hamilton, Ohio; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway, Road, Suite 200, Florence, KY 41042.

Gail McKinney

Gail McKinney, 59, Covington, died April 28, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Survivors include her son, Jeremy King; daughter, Tonya King; brothers, Bob and Timothy King and five grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home, Elsmere, handled the arrangements.

Ella Meyer

Ella Ann Meyer, 94, Highland Heights, died April 27, 2010, at Gallatin Health Care Center, Warsaw. She was a homemaker and member of Senior Citizens of Northern Kentucky. Her husband, Joseph Meyer, died previously. Survivors include her son, Paul Meyer of Crittenden; daughters, Dorothy Marshall of Fort Mitchell, Ruth Eckford of Highland Heights and Evelyn Cain of Cold Spring; sister, Marcedes Schweitzer of Sun Valley; 11 grandchildren and 21 greatgrandchildren. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Cold Spring. MuehlenkampErschell Funeral Home, Fort Thomas, is handling arrangements. Memorials: St. Joseph Church Capital Campaign Fund, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Jack Nantz

Jack Nantz, 75, Florence, died April 28, 2010, at Woodcrest Manor, Elsmere. He was a carman for the CSX Railroad, member of Union Assembly Church of God and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and Engineers. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Ida Rains Nantz; daughters, Gwen Harris of Taylor Mill, Kim Dedden of Independence and Jackie Ely of Charlotte, N.C.; brother, Hobert Nantz of Corbin; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Mildred Niewahner

Mildred “Millie” Mary Niewahner, 68, Villa Hills, died April 24, 2010, at her home. She was a bond manager for St. Paul, Marine/Krum Forester and member of St. Joseph Church, Crescent Springs. Survivors include her brothers, Jim Niewahner of Fort Thomas and Mike Niewahner of Toledo, Iowa; and sisters, Gayle Starks and Renee Niewahner of Villa Hills. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Linnemann Family Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Erlanger, handled the arrangements. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 or St. Walburg Monastery, 2500 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017.

William Oldham

William R. “Billy” Oldham, 50, Taylor Mill, died April 29, 2010, at his home. Survivors include his sons, Matt and Brad King; daughter, Leah Rowland; brothers, Robert and Donald Oldham; sisters, Cherie Shuller and Sandra Oldham. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger.

Frederick Orta

Frederick Orta, 41, Covington, died April 27, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Covington. He was a landscaper for We Care Lawn & Landscape and member of St. Augustine Church in Covington. Survivors include his wife, Valorie Orta; daughter, Carrie Orta of Covington; father, Daniel Orta of Covington, mother, Betty Orta of Covington, brothers, Daniel Orta of Las Vegas, Nev., Marty Orta of Oakland, Calif., David Klein of Southgate and Steve Klein of Taylor Mill; sisters, Jenny Current of Latonia, Brenda McCracken of Independence and Tina Stevens of Covington and one grandchild. Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, Ludlow, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Frederick Orta Memorial Fund, c/o Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, 316 Elm St., Ludlow, KY 41016.

Martha Runge

Martha Jean Wellbrock Runge, 84, Latonia, died April 29, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker, member of St. Benedict Church in Covington, Women’s Social Club and a volunteer coach at St. Benedict School. Her husband, John C. Runge, died in 2001. Survivors include her son, John S. Runge of Corinth; daughters, Gloria Adams of Crestview Hills, Linda Gresham of Owenton and Leah Wight of Independence; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Entombment was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: St. Benedict Church, 338 E. 17th St., Covington, KY 41014.

Alfred Ryan

Alfred E. “Pappy” Ryan, 79, Independence, died April 29, 2010, at Villaspring of Erlanger. He was a Covington police officer, worked security for 18 years at St. Elizabeth Covington, a Korean War Marine Corps veteran, member of Holy Cross Church in Latonia, Knights of Columbus and the Fraternal Order of Police. His wife, Kathleen T. Ryan, died in 2005. Survivors include his daughter, Charleen Ryan of Villa Hills; son, retired Maj. Patrick Ryan of Woodbridge, Va.; sister, Sister Frances William, C.D.P. of Melbourne; and three grandchildren. Entombment with Honor Guard service was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Holy Cross Church, 3612 Church St., Latonia, KY 41015.

Evelyn Seng

Evelyn Vaught Seng, 89, Crescent Springs, died April 23, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Robert Seng, and sons, William Kent, Robert L. Seng, John Seng, Ronald Seng and Danny Seng, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Jo Ann Bloomfield of Orlando, Fla., Jeanette Eilers of Osprey, Fla., Bernetta Zimmerman and Paula Seng, both of Erlanger; a son, Jimmy Kent of Denver, Colo.; and 11 grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1080 Nimitzview Drive, Suite 101, Cincinnati, OH 45230.

Sandra Shafer

Sandra Coldiron Shafer, 63, Latonia, died April 27, 2010. She was a supervisor for Speedway Super American Store in Florence and former store manager for United Dairy Farmers in Fort Wright. Survivors include her sons, Brian Shafer of Louisville and Scott Shafer of Florence; daughters, Kathy Pugh of Burlington and Mindy Bailey of Norwood; brother, Ronald Coldiron of Park Hills; sisters, Pamela Curtis of Latonia and Karen Murphy of Park Hills and 11 grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Women’s Crisis Center, 835 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011.

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John Stallmeyer

John “Jack” C. Stallmeyer, 82, Crescent Springs, died April 29, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was an inventory analyst for Gibson Greeting, a World War II Navy and Korean War veteran and member of the Knights of Columbus. His first wife, Marva Lee Schmidt Stallmeyer, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Carole Brink Stallmeyer; daughters, Pat Stricker of Edgewood, Carol Baker of Burlington and Marlene Beumer of Cincinnati; son, Ken Stallmeyer of Park Hills; stepson, Bob Case of Anderson Township and five grandchildren. Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Alliance for Catholic Urban Education, P.O. Box 15550, Covington, KY 41015-0550; or Be Concerned, 714 Washington St., Covington, KY 41011. Middendorf Funeral Home, Fort Wright, handled the arrangements.

Mary Stone

Mary E. Stone, 74, Burlington, died April 23, 2010, at her home. She was an administration assistant for University of Cincinnati. Survivors include her husband, William Stone; sons, Mark Stone of Erlanger and Bob Stone Jr. of Glencoe; daughters, Cindy Gardner of Mt. Washington, Ohio and Amy Prather of Burlington; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Don Catchen and Son Funeral Home, Elsmere, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop

Road, Edgewood, KY 41017; or St. Charles Care Center, 500 Farrell Drive, Covington, KY 41011.

Jayden Tapia

Jayden Lee Tapia, 3 weeks, Covington, died April 27, 2010, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Survivors include his parents, Jose Tapia and Tiffany Cardenas; brothers, Alexander Snedicor, Devon, Andres, and Kayden Cardenas; sister, Malena Cardenas; grandparents, Clarence and Lisa Snedicor; greatgrandfather, Urvin Moore, all of Covington. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens of Taylor Mill.

Daniel Webster

Daniel Garrett Webster, 28, Florence, died April 28, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a student at Northern Kentucky University. His brother, Travis Webster, died previously. Survivors include his parents, Rick Webster of Erlanger; Dorothy Webster of Florence; and grandparents, Clifton and Kathleen Webster of Williamstown. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery, Verona.

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Eloise Smith, 91, Florence, died April 29, 2010, at Florence Park Care Center. She was a homemaker and member of St. Benedict Church, Covington. Survivors include her daughter, Ruth Roberts of Independence; brothers, Earl Kahrs of Batavia and Stanley Kahrs of Independence; sister, Lola Cook of Florence; four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright.



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Ethel M. Wingate Reeves, 85, Independence, formerly of Centerville, died April 29, 2010, at her home. She was a homemaker and member of Crescent Springs Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband, Charles Junior Reeves, and daughter, Joyce Glaser of Erlanger; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in Confidence IOOF Cemetery, Georgetown, Ohio. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.


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Kelvin V. Marshall, 1044 Greenup Ave., Apt. 6, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana at 1044 Greenup Ave., Apt. 6, April 23. Elizabeth M. Shipwash, 4250 Aspen Dr., first degree possession of a controlled substance at 613 W. 4th St., April 19. David D. Smith, 275 Farmview Way, improper lane usage, no operators-moped license, first degree promoting contraband at 303 Court St., April 19. William P. Crooks, 310 E. 12th St., serving bench warrant for court, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance at 1318 Madison Ave., April 20. Presley J. Tarpeh, 3895 Springhouse Ln., disregarding stop sign, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, no operatorsmoped license at 730 Welsh Dr., April 19. Mary L. Carpenter, 2228 Kristen Dr., operating motor vehicle under influence of drugs or alcohol at W. 3rd St. and Crescent Ave., April 19. Jason D. Daniels, 8478 Monroe Ave., no. 2, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance at 419 Main St., April 19. John A. Newton, 435 Thornton St., no. 2, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, receiving stolen property (firearm), fleeing or evading police at 215 E. 19th St., April 20. Rita G. Stone, 4102 Decoursey Ave., operating motor vehicle under influence of drugs or alcohol, pos-

session of a controlled substance, reckless driving, failure to produce insurance card at 500 Madison Ave., April 22. Toney E. Dunson, 126 Ashland Dr., possession of marijuana at Ashland Dr., April 21. James R. Jeffers, 4517 Clifton Ave., possession of marijuana at W. 12th St. and Bullock, April 21. Mark R. Carter, 815 Philadelphia St., no. 2, theft at 613 4th St., April 20. Jerome D. Price, No Address Given, possession of marijuana at 410 W. 8th St., April 20. Zack A. Hall, 713 Greer St., alcohol intoxication in a public place, drink alcoholic beverage in a public place, menacing, resisting arrest at Pershing and Craig, April 20. Matthew F. Burton, 67 Brower Rd., trafficking controlled substance within 1000 yards of a school, possession of a controlled substance at Lincoln and E. Southern, April 25. Patrick R. Dennler, 218 E. 24th St., first degree possession of a controlled substance, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 107 River Rd., April 24. Quincy D. Black, 1554 Madison Ave., possession of marijuana at Scott St., April 24. Marlon Barber, 106 Park Pl., operating on suspended or revoked driver's license, possession of marijuana, serving warrant at 1200 Scott St., April 24. Ryan C. Busse, 715 Vincent Dr., resisting arrest, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 21 4th St., April 23. Sabrina Paff, 4310 Decoursey Ave., disorderly conduct, terroristic threatening at 4310 Decoursey


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Ave., April 21. Donald J. Tomes, No Address Given, assault, disorderly conduct at 624 Madison Ave., April 22. John L. Bell, 205 Pike St., first degree criminal mischief, fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, burglary at 14 E. 8th St., April 22. Jerry S. Farthing, 1112 High St., assault at 1112 High St., April 25. Matthew A. Benge, 1350 Scott Blvd., first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence at 1300 Wood St., April 24. Amanda Ilg, 1163 Waterworks Rd., theft at 4293 Winston Ave., April 24. Corey M. Edwards, 6040 Hazel Dr., reckless driving at 3024 Madison Pike, April 23.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Two men assaulted each other at 1723 Holman Ave., April 19. A man was punched several times at 4211 Church St., April 23. Two women were assaulted at 525 Bakewell St., April 24. A woman was assaulted at 638 Western Ave., April 24. Two individuals assaulted each other at 729 Edgecliff Rd., April 22. A man was assaulted at 3706 Huntington Ave., April 24. A woman was assaulted at 1 Police Memorial Dr., April 24.

Assault, terroristic threatening

A woman was assaulted and threatened at 144 Ashland Dr., April 20.


Tree climbing gear was stolen at


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A window was broken by a golf ball at 213 Alexandria Dr., April 19. A tire was cut on a vehicle and a door was dented at 1304 Banklick St., April 19. A rock was thrown through the front windshield of a vehicle at 1229 Hermes St., April 25. Profanity was written on a door with a black marker at 1609 Garrard St., no. 2, April 22. A tow truck's wench cable and two hooks were damaged at 907 Greenup St., April 22. The window of a vehicle was smashed out at 502 Main St., April 21. A building's windows were damaged by thrown rocks at 329 W. 34th St., April 21. A vehicle's windows were broken at W. 11th St., April 25. A large glass panel was shattered at 4345 Winston Ave., April 24.

Criminal mischief, theft of services

A man driver through the mechanical arm blocking the exit of a parking garage at 50 W. Rivercenter Blvd., April 24.


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4552 Ashley Jo Dr., April 20. A TV was stolen at 2037 Madison Ave., April 22. A computer was stolen at 2235 Hanser Dr., April 25. A computer was stolen at 639 Main St., April 25. Copper pipes were stolen at 715 Short John St., April 23.

Criminal possession of a forged instrument

A counterfeit $50 bill was passed at 613 W. 4th St., April 23. A counterfeit $100 bill was passed at 3926 Winston Ave., April 20.


A woman was threatened with violence at 502 Scott St., April 21.

Terroristic threatening

A woman threatened to kill another woman and burn her house down at 1218 Banklick St., April 19. A woman was threatened via phone and text at 524 Highland Pike, April 19. A woman's life was threatened at 603 Highland Pike, no. 1, April 25. A man's property was threatened at 1619 Garrard St., April 23.


Copper pipes were stolen at 619-629 Madison Ave., April 19. A motorized scooter was stolen at 1902 Eastern Ave., April 19. A cell phone was stolen at 2037 Pine St., April 19. A purse was stolen at 600 Philadelphia St., April 20. Three subwoofers were stolen at 1236 Scott St., April 20. A ladder was stolen at 326 E. 18th St., April 20. A radio, sawzall, circular saw, and a roll of napco was stolen at 510 E. 21st St., April 20. A bicycle was stolen at Pearl St., April 23. A cell phone was stolen at 1005 Madison Ave., April 23. A wallet was taken from a purse at 419 Altamont Rd., April 22. A purse was taken at 702 Greenup St., April 22. A air conditioning unit was stolen at 410 Bakewell St., April 22. A jackhammer was stolen at Wright St., April 21. A radio/CD player was stolen at 314 Berry St., April 25. Jewelry, a computer, tools and electronics were stolen from a residence at 339 Bond St., April 25. $82 was taken at Main St., April 25. Two air conditioning units were stolen at 101 W. 24th St., April 25. $52.82 was stolen at 311 Philadelphia St., April 25. An ATM card was stolen at 707 Madison Ave., April 23. A stove was stolen at 2794 Madison Pike, April 23.

Theft by deception

A bad check was written at 2001 Madison Ave., April 24.

Theft of a controlled substance

Prescription medication was stolen at 1550 Banklick St., April 24. Prescription medication was stolen at 1112 High St., April 22.

Theft of a controlled substance, assault, criminal mischief

A man stole prescription medication, caused physical injury to a woman, and punched two holes in the walls of her residence at 119 Promontory Dr., Apt. D., April 23.

Theft of a controlled substance, theft

A purse, boots, and a sweatshirt were stolen at 2 E. 32nd St., April 20.

Theft of identity

Another person's identity was used to obtain cell phone services at 1321 Parkway Ave., April 21.

Theft, burglary

A TV and game system were stolen at 305 W. 19th St., April 25. A tool set, 12 paint ball guns, a trailer full of scrap, and two engines were stolen at 2241 Madison Pike, April 24.

Theft, criminal mischief

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Theft, fraudulent use of a credit card

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A credit card was stolen and used at Madison Ave., April 19. A debit card was stolen and used to make withdrawals at 2010 Howell St., April 21. Two purses were stolen and the credit/debit cards inside were used at 615 Delmar Pl., April 24.

Theft, unauthorized use of motor vehicle A vehicle was taken at 643 W. 19th St., April 19.

Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle

A vehicle was stolen at 524 Highland Pike, April 22.

Wanton endangerment, criminal mischief A shot was fired through a bedroom window at 410 8th St., no. 106, April 20.

ERLANGER/CRESCENT SPRINGS Incidents/investigations Assault

Reported at 2440 High Street, April 21.


$600 worth of jewelry/precious metals reported stolen at 3530 Cherry Tree Lane, April 24. $410 worth of radios/TVs/VCRs reported stolen at 458 Erlanger Road, April 22.

Burglary, first degree fleeing/evading

Reported at 3414 Lindenwood Drive, April 22.

Criminal mischief

$300 worth of damage to structure reported at 3872 Lahinch Road, April 20. $100 worth of damage to structure reported at 537 Greenfield Lane, April 21. $499 worth of damage to structure reported at 102 Division Street, April 25.

Criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking

$250 worth of vehicle damage reported at 2310 Buttermilk Crossing, April 27.

Criminal possession of a forged instrument Reported at 3518 Mary Street, April 27.

Possession of a forgery device $290 counterfeited at 3516 Dixie Highway, April 27.

Possession of controlled substance

Reported at 537 Buttermilk Pike, April 21.

Possession of marijauna, possession of drug paraphernalia

$10 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at Pacific Avenue, April 22.


Reported at 3104 Dixie Highway, April 22.


$307 worth of computer hardware reported stolen at 839 Eubanks Road, April 25. $300 worth of drugs/narcotics reported stolen at 2499 Woodhill Court, April 23. Reported at 721 Meadow Wood Drive, April 21. Reported at 170 Herrington Court, April 23.



Michael Hegge, 23, 2557 Evergreen Drive, alcohol intoxication, April 24. James K Anglian, 26, 3844 Dry Creek Road, Kenton County warrant, April 24. Jesse L Golsby, 24, 2106 Eastern Avenue, operating on suspended license, no insurance, April 25. Glendon K Arvin, 44, 78 Greenbriar Avenue, assault, April 26. Wesley S Kiraly, 39, 2530 Lowell Court, failure to illuminate, careless driving, first degree driving under the influence, April 27. Virgie M Yung, 25, 10129 Plagg Springs Pike, operating on suspended license, April 28. William Myron, 61, 2100 Dixie Highway, Boone County warrant, April 28. Shannon R Burton, 31, 2349 Reserve Drive, public intoxication, possession of controlled substance, April 29. Troy M Purdum, 39, 243 Gaines Street, no operator's license, failure to produce insurance card, April 29. Marcus H Pryor III, 24, 32 North Avenue, alcohol intoxication, April 30.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Reported at 78 Greenbriar Avenue, April 26.

Criminal possession of forged instrument

Reported at 2501 Dixie Highway, April 28.


$20 worth of computer software reported stolen at 2220 Grandview Drive, April 20.

Theft of identity

Reported at 2340 Reserve Drive, April 27.



Keyah P. Ard, 19, 2980 Sugar Camp Road, failure to appear at 9008 Supreme Court, April 26. Shelly Matzet, 39, 631 Lyonia, execution of warrant for failure to appear at 631 Lyonia Drive, April 27. Estill K. Bates, 40, 804 Cox Road, assault domestic violence, terroristic threatening at 804 Cox Road, April 28. Caleb A. Bays, 18, 5296 Fowler Creek Road, dui alcohol, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, person 18-20 poss/purch/att purch/have another purch alcohol at Regal Ridge Road, April 23.


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