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PROM PHOTOS A4 High school students are making memories at this season’s proms.


Cov Cath may get Friday night lights Hearings planned on zoning change By Amy Scalf

PARK HILLS — City residents have two opportunities to speak out about a proposed zoning change. On Thursday, June 7, the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission will host a hearing at 2332 Royal Drive, Fort Mitchell at 6:15 p.m. to create a new institutional zone encompassing the campuses of Covington Catholic High School and Notre Dame Academy, an area which has always been zoned residential. Residents are required to sign in before speaking during the event. Once the NKAPC recommends the zoning change, the Park Hills City Council will have a second reading on the ordinance, scheduled for the Monday, June 11, meeting. Mike Ionna, associate planner for NKAPC, said the agency sent out more than 100 letters notifying adjacent property owners of the proposed zoning change on April 24 and fewer than five people had called by May 4. The new ordinance creates a 12th zone for the city, comprising slightly more than 72 acres along Dixie Highway between South Arlington and Sleepy Hollow Road, including eight parcels owned by Covington Catholic High School, the Catholic Diocese of Covington, Notre Dame Academy and the Sisters of Notre Dame. Mayor Don Catchen said that the schools’ conditional use in the residential zone has made even minor changes costly for the schools. “They have to go through a lot of rigamarole every time they want to put up a sign or make a change. The new zone allows them to do some things without additional permits, but they are still under certain guidelines,” he said. “I think it’s a good thing for both the schools and the city in the long run.” The new institutional zone permits churches, public and parochial schools, convents and oth-


er uses, as well as their accessory buildings, fencing and signs. In addition to limiting noise, the ordinance allows lighting one athletic field, according to specific regulations. The field is permitted no more than four poles with a total of 72 light bulbs and “a lighting level of no more than 55 constant horizontal foot candles.” Catchen also supports the field lighting, not only because Covington Catholic is the only Northern Kentucky high school without lights on its field, but also because he believes the students deserve the tradition of Friday night football games. “Friday night football games is a high school tradition, and they can’t do Friday night games. They’ve had to do games on Saturday mornings or afternoons,” said Catchen. “Other schools have had to rearrange their games to accommodate Covington Catholic’s schedule. I only think it’s right that they should get to do the same things as other kids.” The outdoor lights are not allowed to be used on Sundays, for no more than 10 games per year, and lights go off before 11 p.m. Fridays and 10 p.m. on other nights. Night games also require either three or four off-duty police officers for security and traffic control, as determined by the city’s police chief. Ed Schuh and his wife, Martha, have lived on Old State Road since 1980, but Kenton County property records show their lot’s legal description as “Kremer Avenue.” Schuh said he clearly remembers when Kremer Avenue was an actual street dividing his property and the neighbor’s instead of the fence that stands there now. “Kremer went from here up to Dixie Highway,” said Schuh. “When we moved here, we thought people were going to live there. We never expected a football field.” He’s not happy about the constant activity behind his home now, and doesn’t like the idea of adding lights for evening events. “I’d rather they wouldn’t,” he said. “I’m sure none of the neighbors likes it.”

Studying grave markers, Pam Boyle and students from her American history class are helping Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell by documenting Civil War grave sites that need repairs. From left, Hunter Pike, Kimberly Hostetter, Amber Gamon, Amanda Courtney, Boyle and Megan Blackwell. LIBBY CUNNINGHAM/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Students survey Civil War graves

By Libby Cunningham

ERLANGER — Hot weather and blinding sunshine didn’t keep students from properly examining grave stones. “Is the stone level?” asked Pam Boyle, who teaches American history at Tichenor Middle

By Libby Cunningham

Chris, John and Ashley Saylor have turned Fort Mitchell’s Molly Maid into a family affair. LIBBY CUNNINGHAM/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Forty-seven high school students tutor kids at Notre Dame Urban Education Center. A5

to commemorate the 150-year anniversary of the Civil War. They will help Tom Honebrink, the cemetery’s director, figure out which Civil War veterans’ graves need to be refurbished, and on April 30 and May 2, they completed the first See GRAVES, Page A2

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School. “Is the stone damaged or chipped? Does the grave need to be receded? Pressure washed?” Marked by bright orange flags, the students were identifying Civil War graves at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. It’s for a project that Boyle’s classes can elect to be a part of

FORT MITCHELL — Almost 28 years after he was commissioned in the Army, John Saylor took over Molly Maid on Grandview Drive in Fort Mitchell. He’s looking to make a difference, he says, and with four years in the Army, many years at Procter & Gamble and life in three different countries under his belt, he still is. Clad in matching pink Oxford-style shirts he sits with his children Ashley and Christo-

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pher in the Molly Maid location that he’s called his own since Nov. 1 of last year. “I’ve never seen my dad in this kind of environment,” said Ashley, who serves as the location’s vice president of customer relations. For the Saylors the business is a family affair, with Ashley using her public relations degree and Christopher acting as vice president of finance and operations. See VETERAN, Page A2

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Abeln sworn in as new Fort Wright councilman By Amy Scalf

FORT WRIGHT — Engineer David Abeln was sworn in as the city’s newest council member during a regular meeting May 2. Abeln, who said he has lived in Fort Wright for 40 of his 44 years, was appointed to fill the council seat vacated by Todd McMurtry when he became the city’s attorney in April. “I look forward to helping out where I can,” said Abeln. He is employed by Cincinnati Testing Laboratories. Abeln and his wife,

Lynn, have three daughters. He said he will run during the November election to keep the Abeln seat. “I made that decision when I decided to put my name in the hat for the appointment,” he said. Abeln lost a bid for a council seat in 2008. “I came in seventh, and 10 people ran,” he said. “What that told me was that the people of Fort Wright were really satisfied with the people who

were running the city.” He also said he believed it was his “sustained interest in serving on council that made the difference” in his success this time. Fort Wright Mayor Joe Nienaber Jr. helped swear in Abeln to his post, and said he was pleased with the group that applied to fill the open spot. “I knew all but one of the applicants, and I have a tremendous amount of respect for everyone who applied,” said Nienaber. He said Abeln is “active and aware of happenings in our city,” and that he will be a “great councilperson who will fit right in.”

KSO wraps 20th season By Stephanie Salmons

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra will wrap its regular 20th season, “again doing something relatively unique,” music director James Cassidy said. “The Cinematic Piano,” which will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion, will feature piano works composed for and used in films from 1940 and 1960.


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looks for pieces that haven’t been covered in the KSO’s 20 years, then tries to find things that would be engaging and interesting for everybody. Cassidy says the program is really something different. “It’s a good way to bring the season to a close,” he said. “(The season has) been quite remarkable in terms of the different programming.” Unique programming is something that has been carried throughout the season, he said. “We really did this season to highlight how our program makes the Kentucky Symphony different from most orchestras out there,” said Cassidy.

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Christopher, also a veteran, said he never thought he’d be working with his father and sister but is happy with how it’s turned out. “I welcomed the idea as soon as I thought about it,” Christopher said. For Saylor, though, the road to Molly Maid has been paved by his ability to problem solve. He worked in military intelligence and as an Airborne Ranger before taking a job with P&G where he had a variety of duties internationally and domestically. “Basically, the same

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round: discovering which are in need. Amanda Courtney, of Erlanger, noticed that many of the governmentissued markers didn’t have death dates. She plans to see the project through when it ends in 2015. “If they (soldiers) dedicated their time to help fight the war and sacrificed their lives the least I can do is help,” she said. Helping is part of the reason Boyle encouraged her class to participate in the project, which almost 100 students have dedicated time outside of school to do. “All eighth-grade students had this opportunity, an after school project that went from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.,” Boyle said. “Fiftythree students went Mon-

skill set I acquired with P&G is 100 percent applicable,” he said of owning a Molly Maid franchise. “Problem solving, creative thinking. It’s a great fit.” He left P&G to care for his parents and when it came time to look for a different profession he confided in a career counselor who found a constant in all of his jobs. “(She said) every job they sent me on something was not working or broken,” he said. “‘You should really think about being your own boss’ (she said.)” He then talked to a franchise coach and chose Molly Maid as his business because he liked the model, and the difference it

can make in a customer’s life. “We’re only as good as our last clean,” he said, adding there’s a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee. Fort Mitchell’s Molly Maid location employs 35 workers and Saylor said he’s always hiring. Currently, he is working on the company’s Miss Molly Foundation, which donates items to women’s shelters. He’s trying to localize his donations so they can be received by women in Hebron, Covington and Maysville, he said. “A portion of every clean we donate to the Miss Molly Foundation,” he said.

day and 43 came today (Wednesday.)” During those hours they surveyed the grounds and learned more about the war. They were also asked to identify any graves that could use some refurbishing, even if the markers weren’t for Civil War veterans. Children’s Inc., of Covington, helped to support and coordinate the pro-

ject, said service learning coordinator Julie Wharton. For the students, an afternoon learning about Civil War history so close to home is worth the extra time. “I didn’t know there were going to be so many people that have died from around our area,” said Amber Gamon, of Elsmere.


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Thomas More graduation set for May 12

Some Villa Hills residents are taking their opinions of embattled Mayor Mike Martin to the streets. On the corner of Buttermilk Pike at the entrance of Villa Hills a sign reading "Mayor Martin Please Resign Now" has been placed by the city's entrance placard. Several of these red signs can be seen around the city. They come on the tail of special meeting, held April 30, which revealed the findings of Villa Hills' City Council investigation of Martin. LIBBY CUNNINGHAM/THE



Teacher Award and the Outstanding Part-Time Teacher Award, respectively. College Board of Trustees Chair Jeanne-Marie Tapke will offer congratulatory remarks. The Villa Madonna College Class of 1962 will be honored in recognition of its 50th anniversary.

ment at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in honor of 350 graduates in the Connor Convocation Center. The baccalaureate Mass will take place the same day at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 1140 Madison Ave., Covington. Kit Andrews, Local 12 WKRC news anchor, will deliver the commencement address. Helen M. Carroll, community relations manager of Toyota, will receive an honorary doctorate degree. Ray Hebert and David Lloyd will receive the Outstanding

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Sarah Adams, sophomore, and Adrian Hurley, junior, pose for pictures at Beechwood High School's prom at Drees Pavilion in Devou Park. AMANDA COLE/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


Seniors Josh Bradley and Keean Betrey pose for photos with the Cincinnati skyline behind them at the Drees Pavilion during Beechwood High School's prom on April 27. AMANDA COLE/THE

Beechwood High School senior Dane Everett poses for a photo with Kiley Vonlintel, a junior at Conner High School, at Beechwood's prom on April 27.

R.J. Estrella, senior, and Ashley Baker, sophomore, take a moment away from the dance floor at Beechwood High School's prom on April 27. AMANDA COLE/THE





tudents in recent weeks have donned tuxedos and dresses for prom night. Readers and Recorder photographers captured the moments. Readers can submit prom photos to Please include first and last names, the school’s name and the date and place of the prom.

Maddie Heist, sophomore, and Corey Biddle, junior, at Beechwood High School's prom at Drees Pavilion on April 27. AMANDA COLE/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Students make memories at prom Beechwood High School students gathered outside the Drees Pavilion in Devou Park to take photographs during prom on April 27. Pictured, from left, Cassidy Gerwe, junior, Maggie Schneider, senior, Cassi Hoober, senior, Samantha Wyatt, senior, Catherine Lilly, senior, and Sierra Whitfield, sophomore. AMANDA COLE/THE

Danielle Browning, junior, Taylor Finney, sophomore, and Irina Raskovic, freshman, at Beechwood High School's prom at Drees Pavilion on April 27. AMANDA COLE/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Beechwood High School seniors Joanna Loomis, Olivia Morris and Sarah Loomis hang out at prom on April 27. AMANDA COLE/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


Graham Fessler, senior, Max Nussbaum, junior, and Austin Crowe, junior, at Beechwood High School's prom at Drees Pavilion on April 27. AMANDA COLE/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Lauren Stoker, sophomore, Taylor Davis, senior, and Alex Vessels, a freshman at the University of Kentucky, during Beechwood High School's prom on April 27. AMANDA COLE/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Emily McGlone, sophomore, and Ben Jackson, senior, at Beechwood High School's prom on April 27. AMANDA COLE/THE

Seniors Shannon Daughtery and Kyle McHugh at Beechwood High School's prom on April 27. AMANDA



Beechwood High School students gathered outside the Drees Pavilion in Devou Park to take photographs during prom on April 27. Pictured, from left, front: Irina Raskovic, freshman, Taylor Finney, sophomore, Daniel Middendorf, junior, Maddie Heist, sophomore, Max Nussbaum, junior, Corey Biddle, junior, and Raquel Barry, sophomore; back, Joe Nussbaum, senior. AMANDA COLE/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Courtney McCutcheon, junior, Karissa Clemens, senior, and Ashley Baker, sophomore, take a moment away from the dance floor at Beechwood High School's prom on April 27. AMANDA COLE/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Taylor Brandenburg and Heather Armstrong, seniors, pose for a quick photo at Beechwood High School's prom at Drees Pavilion on April 27. AMANDA COLE/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER



COLLEGE CORNER Jackson named to dean’s list

Philip Jackson of Fort Mitchell was named to the dean’s list for the winter 2012 term at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. Jackson is a member of the class of 2012. Dean’s list status represents a term grade-average of at least 3.4.

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Working on math problems with tutor Olivia Rienert of Cold Spring, left, Cierra Hammons, of Covington, considers a division problem. LIBBY CUNNINGHAM/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Urban education center helps youth with school By Libby Cunningham

COVINGTON — Cierra Hammons, a 10-year-old from Covington, travels from Holy Family School in the city to Eighth Street four times a week. She comes to the Notre Dame Urban Education Center, a facility aimed at helping inner-city youth from first to eighth grade brush up on school subjects. On April 19, Olivia Reinert, a 15-year-old Notre Dame Academy student from Cold Spring, helps Cierra tackle division. “I love doing service,” Olivia said. “I was raised that service always comes first. Always put other people first. My sister did this as a sophomore.” Olivia is not alone. She volunteers at the center along with 47 other high school students. They travel from Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties and Ohio once a week to tutor. Volunteer coordinator Mary Gray said about 25 volunteers

come each day to tutor youth. “The premise is to help kids from the inner city and innercity parochial schools,” Gray said. The center opened in 2010 and if a sunny afternoon in April two years later is an indication, the students are willing and excited to attend after school. “Certain schools that are more inner city may not have a lot of resources,” Gray explained. “How could we be of service to kids in the inner city by enabling the Sisters of Notre Dame to continue in a mission of helping the less fortunate?” They do it by spending three hours with them after school. Students shuffle in after a regular school day, Monday through Thursday, because there’s usually no homework on Fridays, Gray said. This year there’s even busing service from the schools. Students are usually given individual attention on trouble subjects and engage in art class-

es and physical education. The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center gives an acting class and volunteers almost always give the students one-on-one attention. “Each child gets a 15-minute session each day to help with homework,” Gray said. When they aren’t being tutored, there are other activities like reading, in which 10-yearold Kristen Roebins is focusing on a book about aliens. She’s a Covington resident and attends Holy Family School, and says that she has fun at the center. “I have more friends and do more of my homework (now),” she said. For executive director Sister Mary Reinette Kroeger, the biggest change she’s seen with the students since starting at the center is their change in attitude. “They’re starting to believe in themselves,” she said. “That they can do something.”

Notre Dame hosts crowning By Amy Scalf

PARK HILLS — Notre Dame

Academy students and their families gathered for the annual May crowning ceremony to honor the school’s namesake and to bestow class rings to sophomore students. During the May 4 ceremony, which also included celebration of Mass with Monsignor Don Enzweiler, students gathered red rosebuds in a vase before a statue of Mary upon which a crown of flowers was placed. Enzweiler said, “We crown Mary today to acknowledge and celebrate her place in Heaven.” Sister Lynette Shelton, Notre Dame Academy board of directors president, also discussed Mary’s connection to present times. “When we think of Mary, we need to remember she was a real woman in a real place,”

Notre Dame Academy's annual May Crowning Ceremony on May 4 brought together friends, family members and students including Eggla Mason, Amanda Macke, Jessie Lankheit, Emily Bautista, Ali Cheesman, Claire Reinert, Melanie Boehmer, Carlee Clemons, Hannah Hatch, Rachel Birrer and Monsignor Don Enzweiler. AMY SCALF/ THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

said Shelton. “In her realness, we can connect to her as a friend, a sister, a mother.” The ceremony also included time to distribute class rings to

sophomores, who will be the school’s Class of 2014. Shelton said the rings were also to serve as reminders of Mary for the students.

Students named Governor’s Scholars Community Recorder Beechwood High School juniors Lydia Allen, Chase Maus and Matthew Wetherell were named Governor’s Scholars on April 16. The Governor’s Scholars Program provides an experience in academic and personal growth for top students from across the state through summer study at Bellarmine University, Centre College or Morehead State University. Governor’s Scholars take college-level courses in one

of 25 different academic areas to study. The mission of the Governor’s Scholars Program is to enhance Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders and to create models of educational excellence for teachers and students. The program brings together top students from across the state for a strong liberal arts program and a full co-curricular and residential college life experience. For more information, visit

Mallory Mathena of Latonia was selected to membership in Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges during University of the Cumberlands’ annual Honors Convocation on April 23. Who’s Who is open to juniors and seniors who have been selected by the faculty and staff. These students have excelled in one or more of the following areas: participation and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities; citizenship and service to the school and community; and potential for future achievement.

Luber named to dean’s list

Anna Luber of Crescent Springs was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at Villanova University in Villanova, Pa. Luber is enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. To qualify for the dean’s list, a full-time student must earn a semester grade-point average of at least 3.5.

Kroger selected for Who’s Who, honor society


Kenton students recognized at honors hay

The following students from Kenton County were honored at Xavier University’s All Honors Day on April 21: » Allyson Westling of Fort Wright received the Athletic Director’s Award, presented to student-athletes who have maintained a GPA of 3.25-3.49. » Megan E. Bowling of Taylor Mill received the Silver X-Key Achievement Award, which recognizes students’ well-rounded co-curricular involvement and contributions to the Xavier community. First year and sophomore students are eligible for the Silver X-Key based upon the breadth of their campus involvement and academic achievement. » Kyle Darpel of Edgewood was inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society. » Julie Holt of Fort Mitchell received the Financial Executives International Undergraduate Award, presented to an accounting major in their junior year who has demonstrated excellence in the study of accounting. » James Roebker of Fort Mitchell received the Academic Excellence Award, given to students who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.67 or above after at least three full semesters at Xavier. He also received the Dean’s Athletic Award, given to student-athletes who have maintained a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. As the athlete with the highest cumulative GPA on the men’s tennis team, James received the Kohlhepp Top Team Scholar Award. » Christine Zalla of Erlanger received the Excellence in Taxation Award, presented to students majoring in accounting who have demonstrated excellence in the study of taxation. She also received the Tax Executives Institute Scholarship, presented to an undergraduate accounting major who will be pursuing a professional career in the field of taxation.

Michelle Kroger of Fort Mitchell was selected to membership in Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges and named to the J.T. Vallandingham Scholastic Honor Society during University of the Cumberlands’ annual Honors Convocation on April 23. Who’s Who is open to juniors and seniors who have been selected by the faculty and staff. These students have excelled in one or more of the following areas: participation and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities; citizenship and service to the school and community; and potential for future achievement. In order to be eligible for the J.T. Vallandingham Scholastic Honor Society, a student must have completed at least 96 semester hours as a full-time student and have a 3.5 standing or better grade-point average each semester. The student must have a cumulative standing of 3.7 or better. Kroger is studying music education.

Stefan Pleli of Erlanger has received a Trustee Scholarship from Xavier University. Stefan, son of Linda and Josef Pleli, will graduate from Dixie Heights High School this spring. He is active in National Honor Society, FBLA, student council and Boy Scouts. Stefan plans to major in marketing.

EKU mock trial team finishes 15th at nationals

Graves awarded scholarship to Xavier

Four local students were on the Eastern Kentucky University mock trial team that finished 15th at the American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament in Minneapolis April 13-15. Katelyn Connor of Erlanger, Josh Lang and Marcus Segura, both of Fort Thomas, and Caleb Taylor of Union were on the nine-

Pleli awarded scholarship to Xavier

Katelyn Graves of Crestview Hills has received a Presidential Scholarship from Xavier University. Katelyn, daughter of Jane and Bill Graves, will graduate from Dixie Heights High School this spring. She is active in varsity golf and tennis. She plans to major in psychology and mathematics.

Hall selected to visit Australia Community Recorder

Beechwood High School juniors Lydia Allen, Chase Maus and Matthew Wetherell were named Governor’s Scholars and will attend the Governor’s Scholars program this summer. THANKS TO

member team representing EKU at the national tournament. The team finished its 2011-12 season ahead of teams from the University of California at Berkeley, Princeton University, Stanford University, University of Michigan and University of Cincinnati.

Melissa Ann Hall, a St. Henry District High School junior, has been selected as a Student Ambassador in the People to People Program. The Crestview Hills resident will leave June 30 for a two-week trip to Australia. While there, she will have the

opportunity to tour the Sydney Opera House, attend a Parliament session during election season, rappel in the rainforest, spend time with Aborigines, and swim the Great Barrier Reef. Hall will also do various service projects during the trip, as well as meet new friends within her travel group and in Australia.




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Colonels tennis preps for tourney

Covington Catholic senior Ben Maile pitches to Beechwood May 2. Maile pitched a five-inning shutout. Cov Cath won 10-0 May 2 at Covington Catholic in Park Hills. JAMES

By James Weber



PARK HILLS — These are heady days for the Covington Catholic baseball program. Ben Maile has plenty of connections to the past and present of the school, and the senior is enjoying the current success of the Colonels. Covington Catholic improved to 25-2 with a 10-0 win over Beechwood in five innings May 2. The game was cut short by the mercy rule. “We’re playing the game and having fun,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of talent his year and we’re having a lot of fun using it, just working hard and working on the small things, getting the job done every day.” Maile, a lefthander, pitched five shutout innings against the Tigers and hit his seventh home run as part of a three-hit night. He has seven wins on the mound, and both “sevens” lead Northern Kentucky through May 5. Maile has a 0.92 ERA. “He’s a gamer,” said Cov Cath head coach Bill Krumpelbeck. “He comes out and plays hard, and the pressure doesn’t really bother him that much. He comes out and loves to play the game.” Cov Cath has a deep pitching staff, and Maile was proud to get the ball in the key district game against the rival Tigers. “It’s fun to be able to pitch against teams like this to see what you’re made of,” Maile


Covington Catholic sophomore A.J. Schreiver scores the game-ending run against Beechwood May 2 as CCH took a 10-0 lead in the fifth inning at Covington Catholic. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

2009 grads do well in college By James Weber

Ben Maile’s brother Luke, who was Mr. Baseball in Kentucky in 2009, has taken that success to the University of Kentucky, helping the Wildcats to first place in the Southeastern Conference and a topfive national ranking entering a series with Florida May 3-5. The day after Cov Cath’s win over Beechwood, UK was set to start its series against Florida with a live broadcast on ESPNU. Luke was named on the midseason watch list for the

Golden Spikes player of the year honor, and entered the Florida series with 11 homers, second in the SEC. “I’m proud of him,” Ben said. “It looks like we have a little rivalry going on. We push each other and make sure we’re both staying on track with our goals.” Zach Isler, another member of the Covington Catholic class of 2009, was a first-team all-state pitcher that year, going 12-0 in 2009. He leads the University of Cincinnati with five saves so far this season and has recently moved into the Bearcats’ starting rotation.

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PARK HILLS — Stephen Schafer has had to make a lot of adjustments in his senior season for the Covington Catholic tennis team. He wants one thing to stay the same as the Colonels entered play in the Ninth Region Tournament May 5: To stay part of the team champions. Cov Cath is looking for its 11th straight team title. “Our goal every year is to win the region,” said head coach Al Hertsenberg. “The guys want to get further than they did last year. We lost in the elite eight last year and they want to play in the semifinals in Lexington.” Schafer wore a T-shirt celebrating his team’s 10-year streak as he helped the Colonels win the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference championship with a dual match win over Campbell County May 1 at Summit Hills Country Club. He wore the shirt while playing doubles with senior J.B. Bernhard in the match. Schafer will pair with junior Scott Drees in the regional. Schafer, the regional singles champ last year, has been limited to doubles because of shoulder issues. “There’s room to improve, go through region and get ready for state,” Schafer said. “The season doesn’t mean that much. What we’re focused on is doing well at the end of the year and trying to win state. We want to keep it going. We have 10 regional titles in a row but we want to make it 20.” Schafer and Bernhard are the lone seniors on the roster. Against Campbell, freshman Austin Hussey won at first singles and junior Ben Reis at second singles. Freshman Parker Kenney was well on his way to victory before a lightning warning at the country club stopped play Drees and sophomore Nathan Wichmann won at second doubles. Hussey, recently featured in the national “Hot 100” list by tennis company Prince, leads the next generation of the Molony family, which has been synonymous with tennis success . His mother is Kara Molony Hussey,

Covington Catholic Austin Hussey hits to Campbell County's Collin Johnson in first singles. Cov Cath beat Campbell County to win the NKAC title May 1 at Summit Hills Country Club in Crestview Hills. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

who is a Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Famer and former Notre Dame Academy standout. His aunts Lyndsay and Molly Molony also had plenty of wins at Notre Dame and the college level. Austin Hussey was the No. 1 singles seed in the Ninth Region Tournament that began May 5. “I just play smart and try to find a way to win. I’ve been watching Cov Cath since I was little.” Said Hertsenberg: “I’ve known Austin his whole life and I taught his dad. He has had a very successful season. He’s undefeated and has some really good matches down state. I’m looking forward to watching him in the regional tournament and hopefully after that.” The Colonels hope to peak in the regional. All the semifinalists advance to the individual singles and doubles state tournaments May 17-19 in Lexington. The team champion plays in a four-team sectional tournament May 12 at the Region 10 champion. That tourney features regular dual matches to decide a state team champ. Hertsenberg said one of the team’s biggest wins was the Model Invitational in Richmond. Model High School knocked CovCath out of the state team tournament last year.


This week’s MVP

» Covington Catholic senior Ben Maile for leading Northern Kentucky baseball players in both pitching wins and home runs.


» Holy Cross senior Kyle Fuller is the LaRosa’s MVP of the

Week for May 1. He is part of the school’s state football and All “A” state basketball champions, and the top pitcher on the baseball team. A good student active in community service, he will continue both his football and baseball careers at Thomas More College. His favorite athlete is Jordan Shipley and favorite entertainer is Adam Sandler. “Kyle is a natural leader, an exceptional athlete and most importantly a great person. He sets the

tone on and off the field for the team and embraces the responsibility of being the team leader,” said baseball coach Mike Holtz.


» Thomas More College head baseball coach Jeff Hetzer earned his 300th career win (all at Thomas More) April 24 when his Saints defeated Capital University, 11-3, in a non-conference game in Columbus, Ohio. Hetzer, the winningest base-

to three NCAA Division III Championship Tournament berths where they finished regional finalists in 2003 and regional semifinalists in 2010 and 2011. Hetzer has had 40 players named All-PAC, including 16 named first team since joining the PAC in 2006. He has had two PAC Players of the Year as well as one PAC Pitcher of the Year. Hetzer, a graduate Northern

ball coach in Thomas More history, took over the program in 2001 and has guided the Saints to 12 consecutive winning seasons and have won 20 plus games in 11 of his 12 seasons. Since joining the Presidents’ Athletic Conference during the 2005-2006 academic year, he has led the Saints to two PAC regular season title and two PAC tournament titles, while never missing the four-team PAC Championship Tournament. Hetzer has also guided the Saints


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Great 1st week for Sportsmen voting Community Recorder readers had a wonderful first week of voting for the 2012 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, which opened April 30. To place a vote, go to Find the red and blue Sportsman of the Year logo on the right-hand side (you may need to scroll down) and click on it for a list of newspaper ballots/ links. If you do not already have a account needed to vote, you can create one the first time you vote. You may also log in using your Facebook account and link that Facebook account to your account. You may need to clear the cache on your Internet browser for the voting process to go smoothly for you the first time. Once logged in, you can vote every day up to 150 times until midnight Friday, May 18. Winners will receive a pair of tickets to an upcoming Cincinnati Reds game, courtesy of the club, and a story in the June 20-21 issue. Twitter updates on voting trends can be found at #soy12 or by following @PressPrepsMel.

Kentucky University, also serves as the assistant athletic director at Thomas More and lives in Taylor Mill, with his wife, Rebecca, their son, Ryan, and daughter, Olivia.


» Holy Cross beat Holmes 12-0 May 2. Kyle Fuller got the win and three hits. Blake Tiberi had three hits and Justin Kohake had a homer and three RBI. » Dixie Heights beat NCC 5-3 May 3 to improve to 20-8. » Scott beat Bourbon County 5-4 May 2. Seth Robinson got the win. Josh Castleman had three hits. Scott beat Gallatin County 9-3 May 3. Joey Heeb had four hits. Scott is 15-10.


» St. Henry beat Dixie Heights 4-0 May 1. Mamee Salzer got her10th win of the season. Abbey Kirkwood had two RBI. St. Henry is 18-6 through May 3. » Notre Dame beat Beechwood 9-0 May 2. Maria Schaefer had a home run and two RBI as NDA improved to 16-5 through May 3. » Scott beat Dayton 8-6 May 2. Anna Shoemake had four hits.

Boys tennis

» Beechwood beat NewCath 5-0 May 1. Winners were Craig, Richardson, Burns, Crowe/Sesher and Barry/Yokokura. » Villa Madonna beat Holy Cross 3-0 May 1. Winners were


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Mitchell Blewett, Covington Latin Charley Cornett, Dixie Heights Gabe Gray, Covington Catholic Michael Menkhaus, Dixie Heights, Andy Poos, Villa Madonna Cameron Vocke, Beechwood Max Williamson, Covington Catholic Justin Youtsey, Beechwood

The Dixie Heights High School football team hosted an old fashion ice cream social for Easter at Villaspring of Erlanger on March 24. The residents enjoyed ice cream and cupcakes provided by the players. The social is part of the Dixie football team's program to reach out and give back to the community. PROVIDED



Torey Duncan, Lloyd Caitlyn Forman, Notre Dame Bridgette Hildreth, Covington Latin Lindsey Hinken, St. Henry Libby Leedom, St. Henry Anna Matchinga, Covington Latin Sydney Scheben, Notre Dame Carly Scheper, Notre Dame

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VanMelle, Kenney and Gibson/ Gibson.

Girls tennis

» Notre Dame won the NKAC tournament May 3, beating Ryle 5-0. NDA winners were Madie Cook, Kelli Taylor, Bess Fley, Catriona Shaughnessy/Laura Irons and Abby Roebker/Alyssa Kennedy.


» St. Henry won both the boys and girls titles at the Diocese of Covington meet May 1. The meet was cut short because of rain. The regional meets are this week. The local 3A region is May 10 at Scott, 1A is May 11 at WaltonVerona’s complex, and 2A May 12 at Harrison County.


» The U.S. Tennis Association announced the players and coaches who will represent the United States at the 2012 BNP Paribas World Team Cup. The nation’s top wheelchair tennis players will compete against participants from around the globe, May 21-27, on hard court hosted by Seoul, Korea Republic. The competition will take place at the Seoul Olympic Tennis Center, home of the 1988 Summer Olympics, and will be the first time the event will take place in Asia. More than 160 players and 52 teams from more than 25 nations are expected to participate in the 2012 event in Seoul. Fort Mitchell’s Emmy Kaiser is one of the participants.

The Fort Mitchell Bulls, coached by Dave Mattingly of Fort Mitchell, won second place in the Kentucky AAU Championship Tournament March 16-18. The team of third-grade boys had five wins and two loses for their first year of participation. Pictured, from left: Back, Gavin Rabe, Anthony Estrada and Walter Mattingly; front, Drew Fieger, Griffin Smith, Will Vonderhaar, Will Downton and Will Rolf. THANKS TO JIM DOWNTON

Lakeside Park resident on UK committee Vickie Bell of Lakeside Park will be a community leader on the University of Kentucky’s eightperson Athletics Committee of the Board of Trustees (BOT). The committee, composed of five BOT members and three community leaders, was established by the board last year to provide advice to the UK president on the athletics department’s budget as well as programs and initiatives underway to support the academic and athletic progress of some 500 student athletes who participate in 22 NCAA sports. The committee’s first meeting was May 8 prior to the full BOT meeting.

SIDELINES NKY Legends seeks players NKY Legends 14U needs two players to complete its 2012 summer team. They are looking for players with outfield, pitching or catching experience; 13U players can tryout. Contact Jeff Purnell at 859-760-8299 or

Celebrity golf outing The first Transitions Inc. Celebrity Golf Outing will be June 6 at Fox Run Golf Course, 3908 Richardson Road, Independence. The outing will be a shotgun start, scramble format and proceeds will benefit Transitions Inc. Cost is $175 per person or $700 per foursome and includes 18 holes of golf, box lunch, BBQ dinner, a $20,000 hole-in-one

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said. “Coach always puts us in environments in practice where you get nervous and prepare yourself for this stuff.” The win set up a showdown with Holy Cross for the top seed in the 35th District Tournament. That game is Thursday, May 10, at Meinken Field.

giveaway, door prizes, and a postdinner celebrity Q&A. Registration deadline is June 1. Sponsorship s are available at the Gold, $1,500; Silver, $500; and Bronze, $250, levels and include ads in the event’s program, mentions on Transitions’ web site, on-site signage, sponsorship of one hole and more. To sponsor or register, call 859-491-4435 or visit

and refreshments on the course. A celebrity tailgate party will be 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Barleycorn's in Florence. Event will include appetizers, cash bar and silent auction. Visit or email

OPT Golf Outing

The 12th Joe Walter Celebrity Golf Tournament will be Friday, May 11, at The Golf Courses of Kenton County. Proceeds benefit the Special Olympics of Northern Kentucky. Cost is $125-$250 depending on the course. There will be games, split the pot, raffles, a live auction, lunch at the turn

The Omega Phi Tau Sorority, a philanthropic group that raises money for local charities, will host a golf outing at 12:30 p.m. May 19 at the Kenton County Pioneer Golf Course . The outing is a four-person, shotgun start 18-hole scramble. The cost is $65 . All proceeds from the outing will go to local charities, including the Grateful Life Foundation and Peggy Foster Memorial Fund. Call Martha at 859331-4233 or Amy at 859-620-4446.

Cov Cath, who is ranked seventh in the May 1 coaches association state poll, has thrived on its veteran leadership. Thirteen seniors get most of the playing time and all the mound work. Brian Fagel has a 6-1 record and 1.64 ERA. Tommy Arnzen and Charlie Mader are both 4-0 with ERAs under 2. Jake Lankheit, the catcher and one of the team’s top hitters, recently committed to NAIA Shawnee State in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Seniors Brady Reese and Michael Best have been strong tablesetters at the top of the order. A.J. Schreiver, the lone sophomore in the lineup, has three home runs. Cov Cath has had to cancel several games in the season’s final two weeks to stay under the KHSAA 36-game limit. Like many teams, the Colonels scheduled over the limit to account for rainouts, which have been rare this spring.

Joe Walter Celebrity Golf

NKY Sports Hall of Fame inducts 6 more

The Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame inducted six new members at the April 18 meeting at the Villa Hills Civic Club. April inductees include Ken Mueller, Arnold Griffith, Bob Griffin, Timothy Schulte, Todd Etler and Melissa Slone. The guest speaker was Dr. James “Jimmy” Boothe, an associate professor for the Department of Educational Leadership and Human Resources Development at Xavier University. Inductees of interest to Kenton County include: Ken Mueller played basketball at Covington Catholic High School. He averaged 14 points, 14 rebounds and blocked five shots per game. In 1975, he played in the Kentucky Indiana All Stars Game. He was a member of the

WSAI Greater Cincinnati All Star Team, All 9th Region and All State Honorable Mention his senior year. He played in the National AAU Tournament and the team finished as runner-up in the national finals. Mueller played against the Russian Junior Olympics Team at the Cincinnati Gardens. From 1975-1979, he played basketball at Northern Kentucky University and was a member of the 1978 team that was ranked sixth. Mueller was an official for the NKU Recreational Department from 1978-1985. He coached basketball at St. Henry High School and served as athletic director from 1979 -1986. From 1988-1993, Mueller coached basketball at Scott High School and is currently in his fifth year as athletic director. Arnold “Harold” Griffith has

coached girls eighth-grade basketball at St. Mary’s School in Alexandria for more than 25 years. Griffith has a record of 328 wins for St. Mary’s. During his 25 seasons he has coached two teams to the Diocesan Championships and two AAU girls teams to the state championships. He has served as an athletic director and athletic boosters president. Griffith has championed many charitable fundraisers for St. Mary’s and the community. His greatest thrills were watching all the girls he coached move on to the next level and having the opportunity to coach Camey Geiman at St. Mary’s. Timothy Schulte attended Covington Catholic High School and the University of Michigan. He played football, baseball and basketball and was on the track team.

Schulte received numerous awards from Covington Catholic High School. He was named AllAcademic Big Ten in 1986 at Michigan. An outside linebacker, Schulte played with his twin brother, Todd, an inside linebacker, on Michigan teams for Bo Schembechler that finished 27-9-1 in three seasons and finished second in the nation and seventh in 1985 and 1986 as a junior and senior. His greatest thrills were playing in the Rose Bowl as a senior against Arizona State and playing on a team that beat Nebraska in the the Fiesta Bowl to finish second in the nation in 1985 and the Holiday Bowl in 1984. Todd Etler played baseball and basketball at Covington Catholic High School. He held

the school records for the lowest ERA at .83 and most strike outs, 218 in 151 innings pitched, until they were broken by Rob Harmon in 2002. During Etler’s three varsity seasons, Covington Catholic had 90 wins. He led the Colonels to two district championships in 1991 and 1992. Etler was a member of the 9th Region Team his sophomore, junior and senior years. He was named All American his senior year and was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds. Etler lettered three years in basketball and was named team MVP his junior and senior years. He is ranked fifth in all-time scorers with 1,198 points. He played on the 1992 Regional Championship Team that set a record 31 wins. Etler is a member of the Covington Catholic Hall of Fame.




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Business mindset needed in D.C.

I’m running for U.S. Congress because Congress is bankrupting America. The federal government spends $3.8 trillion per year while only receiving revenue of $2.2 trillion. The federal debt is now approaching $16 trillion. I want the job to go and clean up this mess. The federal government’s budget for the following programs is $2.343 trillion Social Security ($820 billion), welfare ($717 billion), Medicare ($523 billion) and Medicaid ($283 billion). If these programs are not solved quickly, the great American experiment of selfrule is over. It’s time for a business mindset to solve political disasters. I’m optimistic in this mission

because I’m convinced that at least 40 percent of the cost of these programs is littered with waste and fraud. That Tom amounts to $937 Wurtz billion. This COMMUNITY fact has caused RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST me to propose that the federal government must exit the management of these four programs over a 10-year period. It’s America’s only hope. The federal government does not solve problems, they only expand them. Our seniors need not be concerned as I believe once

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had properly done their jobs. Instead, we are now slaves to a massive government bureaucracy. So what went wrong? Social Security was turned over to politicians to manage and securing votes became more important than fiscal responsibility. Social Security should have been developed in the free market and it would not be an issue today. America needs a leader who’s willing to fight the big battles today instead of delaying these issues for our children and grandchildren to deal with. One of my favorite Founding Fathers, Thomas Paine, said, “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, so my child may have peace.” We need to clean this

mess up before our kids realize what we’ve done. I’m terrified that America’s greatest generation is going to be followed by America’s worst generation. That’s unacceptable! Please visit to learn more. I’ve posted over 70,000 words outlining my positions on all the issues and I post new articles every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I’ve dedicated my campaign to voter education. I urge you to give me a chance to fight these battles by voting for me in the May 22 Republican primary. Tom Wurtz, of Fort Mitchell, is a candidate for the Republican nomination for Congress.

Keep this summer free of Shigella The 2011 swim season got off to a bumpy start in Northern Kentucky. We’d been watching cases of Shigella all spring, and early in the outdoor pool season, the illness had migrated to local swimming pools. Last June 2, the health department asked pools to not allow children in diapers to swim until the outbreak was contained. While this measure was effective to control the outbreak, it created an inconvenience for thousands Lynne of families, not Saddler to mention pool COMMUNITY operators. RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST Let’s try not to repeat that experience this summer. Shigella, if you recall, is a diarrhea illness. The symptoms include watery diarrhea, nausea, fever and sometimes vomiting, lasting four to seven days. Generally, Shigella goes away without major complications, unless the diarrhea becomes so severe that the infected person gets dehydrated. It can also be treated with antibiotics. Shigella is spread by coming in contact with the stool of an infected person. This could be from changing a diaper and not cleaning up properly. It can spread when someone touches a contaminated surface, like a shopping cart for example, and then doesn’t wash his/her hands before eating. And, it can be transmitted if someone who was infected or was recently ill goes swimming and has an accident in the pool. The Shigella bacteria is killed by properly chlorinated pool water within minutes, but if a pool is not continuously maintained at proper chlorine levels, Shigella can survive and be transmitted. Poolside surfaces such as chairs and tables can also be contaminated, so they should be regularly disinfected. At the health department, we’re trying to prevent Shigella from taking root again this summer. You can help. If you’re sick with diarrhea, stay home. Don’t go to school, work or send your kids to child care. Stay out of swimming pools for at least two weeks after you recover (you can still give off

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Shigella bacteria even when you feel better). Wash your hands often. Wash before preparing meals or eating, after using the bathroom. Use soap and water and dry with a paper towel. Your actions will go a long way in curbing the spread of Shigella, and the health department will take it a step further: We promise to spread the word right away if we see a higher than usual number of Shigella cases (numbers are below average for the first part of 2012). We are also reaching out to swimming pools, child care centers, schools and other groups with information on prevention. We’re up against a pretty hardy germ in the Shigella bacteria, but I am confident that with education, proactive measures like staying home and washing hands, we’ll be able to prevent an outbreak this summer. We all remember the summer of 2011, with its memories of being ill, stuck at home with a child who doesn’t understand why she can’t go swimming or investigating a disease outbreak. Let’s stop Shigella before it starts this year and create memories of the summer of 2012 filled with relaxing days by the pool, where our biggest concern is making sure to reapply our sunscreen. Dr. Lynne Saddler is district director of health at the Northern Kentucky Health Department.

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THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012



WHY MY MOM ROCKS Readers share ideas on why their mother’s the greatest

By Nancy Daly

Sister: Leah Evans


he gives great advice, cooks dinner and offers a shoulder to lean on. She’s the biggest fan at your football games, school plays or music recitals. Funny, strong and diplomatic, she gives unconditional love. These are the qualities readers shared when the Recorder asked “Why Your Mom Rocks.” We join you in giving a shout-out to all the moms in Northern Kentucky this Mother’s Day.

Mom: Stephanie Smiley-Roach Does your mom rock? Mine does! My mom rocks because she is always there for me. She cheers me up when I am down and lifts me when I feel bad. She has always been there for me and she rocks because of that. I love her so much and I always wish the best in her. When I don’t know what to do in a situation she will always help me figure out Makayla Lee Sellers, 10, what to do and that is why of Independence is shown with her mother my mom rocks! Makayla Lee Sellers, 10 Stephanie Smiley-Roach. Independence

Mom: Crystal Rene Sturgill

I’m writing about my sister Leah because in the past several years she has overcome many obstacles in her life. In 2007 Leah, her son Jacob and daughter Heather were in an automobile accident that took the Peggy Berkemeyer, left, honors life of Heather and left her sister Leah Evans, right, this Jacob and Leah se- Mother’s Day. PROVIDED verely injured. Leah still continues to heal. She has a smile on her face and encourages others to believe and trust in God and He will take care of you. My sister is “The Wind Beneath My Wings.” Happy Mother’s Day.

My name is Sarah Sturgill writing to wish my mom a Happy Mothers Day! She’s my best friend and I don’t know what I would do without her. She’s a mother of five kids. She’s the strongest, loving, most caring woman I know! Mom I just wanna let you know I love you. You’re awesome, my best friend and of course the bestest mamaw ever! Thanks for everything you do for me. Happy Mother’s Day mom and mamaw! Sarah, Jon and Krista Sturgill Independence

Peggy Berkemeyer Alexandria

Doris Florimonte, of Alexandria, is shown on her last night at work at Baptist Convalescent Center. She retired in December after working there 35 years. PROVIDED

Christie and Syd Fillhardt live in Highland Heights. PROVIDED


Grandmother: Carol Devenny

Mom: Stephanie Smiley-Roach I love my mom so much. She means the world to me. I can tell her everything and I know she won’t tell a single person. I can trust her with a lot. She does so much for me it’s unbelievable. She does stuff for me even when she’s feeling sick or under the weather. She rocks my world. Cassidy Smiley-Roach Independence

Mom: Nancy Taylor If you look up “mother” in the dictionary you will see various forms of the following definition: “a female parent.” My mother is so much more than just my parent. She is a great listener, a voice of reason, a shoulder to lean on, and one of my Heather Custer, of best friends. My mom Independence, is show with gave me an opportuni- her mother Nancy Taylor. ty to learn life’s tough PROVIDED lessons on my own, but was always right there to offer guidance and give support. I wouldn’t be where I am today without her. I love her more than words can say because my mom ROCKS! Heather Custer Independence

Mom: Tyra Singer My mom is the best mom ever. We might fuss and she’s always there for me. Even when I feel like the whole world has turned against me. She always does things for me when I need something to be done. I always show my love for her when I cook for her and I clean for her. I always stay home with her on the weekends because she means that much to me. I appreciate her so much. I couldn’t imagine my life without her. She’s the most gorgeous, talented, intelligent woman I know. Hunter Payne Taylor Mill

From left are Hannah Lembright, Sarah Lembright, Jill Lembright and Caroline Lembright. PROVIDED

Stepmom: Alexis Taylor My mom has always been there for me and she will never leave me. My mom is like my best friend. We are always together. She loves me and I love her. She helps me with my problems and is amazing. She is close to me and we are tight dog! Makayla Lee Sellers Independence

Mom: Lori Shaw My mom rocks for a lot of different reasons. First, even is she’s the busiest in the house she’s always there to help me. She cooks, cleans and does anything else you can think of for me. She’s always there for me and she loves me and I love her. Even when she’s busy she still makes time to take me out shopping or to get our nails done. She’s the best mom you could ever think of. She is amazing and I couldn’t live without her.

You say your mom rocks but my grandma rocks. I guess if you think about it grandma has the word “ma” in it so, like, it means mom. Anyway I love my grandma. She is always there for me. We go shopping and eat lunch and dinner together and it is so fun. That is why my grandma rocks. Makayla Lee Sellers Independence

Mom: Esther Lenehan My mom is special because she makes my dinner and she loves me very much and she signed me up for swim lessons. She lets me go to my friends’ house and she lets me go to my friends’ birthday parties because she is so nice to me. My friends are named Noah and Lindsey and Erin. Ava Lenehan, 5 Fort Wright

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Mom: Andrea Birkemeier Our mom rocks because she always plays outside with us and always takes us to fun places like rock climbing, Kings Island, camping or on a bike ride. She is not afraid to do anything and always encourages us to do new things. She is always there for us and helps us when we fall or have trouble with school work. Our mom is the greatest and we love Mom Andrea Birkemeier, of her very much! Ruben and Harper Fort Mitchell, helps her Birkemeier daughter Harper with rock Fort Mitchell climbing. PROVIDED

Joan Goessling, right, is shown with her son Eric. PROVIDED

Mom: (Mary) Joan Goessling Born in 1930, my Mom still regularly visits her 101year-old mother. Mom raised seven children and is very proud of all. The toughest thing for mom was recently becoming an empty-nester at 81. My youngest brother, Eric, who is nonverbal Down syndrome, recently moved out to live in a group home. Mom and Eric have a special relationship and are a great team. Mom knows for Eric’s long-term well being, the best thing she can do is help him leave the nest. Mom taught all of us how to take care of ourselves and continue giving. Mom’s unconditional love for Eric is just an example of her unselfish love for all of her children. Doug Goessling Edgewood

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Art Exhibits

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Layered Abstractions, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 27 W. Seventh St., Works by Trish Weeks, Paige Williams and Robert Pulley. Each artist works with some level of abstraction that invokes viewer to form completely emotional and subjective experience. Free. 859-292-2322; Covington.

Exhibits Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Taking special look at regional floods, including the flood of 1937, exhibit explores how floods changed landscape of Ohio River Valley. Multisensory experiences through interactive components and documentaries produced by Local 12 and Dan Hurley. Family friendly. $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 859-491-4003. Covington.

Home & Garden The Garden Mart at Trinity, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Ave., Annuals, perennials, herbs and pass-alongs. Gardeners available. Lunch available. Family friendly. 859-431-1786. Covington.

Job Fairs Plaza Recovery Job Fair, noon-2 p.m., ACB Recovery, 4351 Winston Ave., Outside in front of building, rain or shine. Food and door prizes. Resumes and applications accepted, interviews on the spot. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Plaza Recovery. 800-899-8745; Latonia.

Music - Jazz New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Directed by Bill Gemmer and features John Von Ohlen. 859261-2365; Covington.

Music - Rock Broken, 8 p.m. With Above Only, Altered, Suicide Lane and Mercuric., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., $7. 859-491-2444; Covington. Hogwild, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 859342-7000. Erlanger. Scott Miller and Rayna Gellert, 8 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., $18, $15 advance. 859-491-6659; Covington.

Music - World Manuel, 7-10 p.m., Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd., Chilean guitarist performs upbeat music from Spanish guitar to American classics. Free. 859-426-1042. Crestview Hills.

Recreation Joe Walter Celebrity Golf Tournament, 9 a.m. Registration begins 7:30 a.m., Golf Courses of Kenton County, 3908 Richardson Road, At the course: games, split-the-pot, raffles, lunch and refreshments. Dinner at 4 p.m. Called auction and awards, 5 p.m. Benefits Special Olympics Northern Kentucky. $250 Fox Celebrity level, $140 Willows level, $125 Pioneer level. Registration required. Presented by Special Olympics Northern Kentucky. 859-3713200; Independence.

SATURDAY, MAY 12 Benefits St. Jude Kick A Thon, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ichiban Karate School, 5736 Limaburg Road, Free. 859-760-8229. Burlington.

Exhibits Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 859-4914003. Covington.

Home & Garden The Garden Mart at Trinity, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 859-431-1786. Covington.

Music - Concerts 500 Miles to Memphis, 9 p.m.

Newport on the Levee will present a the Newport Jazz Festival from noon-10 p.m. Saturday, May 12, and noon-6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13, on the Newport Riverfront. The inaugural festival will feature diverse jazz bands and beverages. Tickets are $5-20. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit THANKS TO MARK BYRON

Doors open 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., $10. 859-491-2444; Covington.

Music - Jazz New Sleepcat Band, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 859-261-2365; Covington. Newport, KY Jazz Festival, noon-10 p.m. Traditional Jazz featuring Old Green Eyes at noon. Latin jazz featuring Monk River at 3:30 p.m. Modern jazz featuring Cincy Brass at 7 p.m., Festival Park Newport, Riverboat Row, Inaugural year of festival. Beverages available. One day: $10-$15 VIP, $5-$10 lawn. Two days: $20 VIP, $12 lawn. Presented by Newport on the Levee. 859-815-1389; Newport.

Music - Latin Jorge Wojtas, 7-10 p.m., Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd., Free. 859-426-1042; Crestview Hills.

Sunday, May 13 Dining Events Sunday Brunch, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Kroger Fort Mitchell, 2156 Dixie Hwy., Bistro. Variety of brunch items to choose from, including eggs cooked to order, entrees, side dishes, fresh fruit, breakfast breads and more. Milk, juice and coffee included. Family friendly. $7.99, $2.99 ages 9 and under. 859-331-0080. Fort Mitchell.

Exercise Classes Wrestling Open Mats, 5-6:30 p.m., All Star Performance Training, 8419 U.S. 42, Designed for the committed wrestler, grades K-12, who want to reach full potential. Intense drilling and live wrestling to prepare you for your upcoming season. $6. Registration required. 859912-0764; Elsmere. Belly Dance Fitness, 6-7 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Must bring yoga mat to class. Program weaves in stretching, belly-dance movements, travel steps, hip drills and upperbody movements to provide workout. $10. 859-291-2300. Covington.

Exhibits Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods, 1-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 859-491-4003. Covington.

Holiday - Mother’s Day Mother’s Day Brunch, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Dinner 5-8 p.m., Vito’s Cafe, 654 Highland Ave., Suite 29, A la carte menu. Buildyour-own unlimited Bloody Mary Bar, $15. Reservations required. 859-442-9444. Fort Thomas. Mother’s Day at the Creation Museum, noon-6 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Moms receive free admission and will receive a gift while supplies last. $21.95 ages 13-59, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. 800-778-3390; Petersburg. Mother’s Day Buffet, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Dinner served at 5 p.m.. Jazz music at 5:30 p.m. $21.95, $10.95 ages 11 and under. Reservations required. 859-261-2365;

The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center will present J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan," a silent movie with live music, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17. Seattle area harpist Leslie McMichael unfurls her original film score with a screening of the 1924 silent film "Peter Pan" at the Otto M. Budig Theatre at The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd. in Covington. Tickets are $19 and can be purchased at the box office, by calling 859-957-1940 or online at THANKS TO SHANNON BOYER

Opening day for the Florence Freedom, Northern Kentucky's professional baseball team, will be Thursday, May 17, when they take on the Traverse City Beach Bums at 7:05 p.m. For more information, call 859-594-4487 or visit Pictured is Florence Freedom mascot Belle in the dugout. THANKS TO KEVIN SCHWAB Covington. Mother’s Day Brunch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Blinkers Tavern, 318 Greenup St., Breakfast and lunch items, including fried chicken. Reservations suggested for indoor and outdoor seating. $15.95, $7.95 ages 12 and under. 859-360-0840; Covington.

Music - Concerts Cincinnati May Festival, 8-9:30 p.m. May Festival Youth Chorus opens concert. James Conlon opens May Festival Chorus portion with remaining two acappella works from Verdi’s Four Sacred Pieces., Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 1140 Madison Ave., $35. Reservations required. Presented by Cincinnati May Festival. 513-381-3300; Covington.

Youth Sports Volleyball Training Team Session II, 7:30-9 p.m., The Fun Center at Pleasure Isle, 313 Madison Pike, Open to girls, grades 6-8. Teams divided by skill level and grade level. Training team participants will not have uniforms, but will receive a T-shirt. $300. Registration required. Presented by Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball. 859-620-6520. Independence.

MONDAY, MAY 14 Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 6-7 p.m., Step-NOut Studio, 721 Madison Road, Latin dance fitness party. First class free. Packages available. Family friendly. $55 for 10-class punch card, $40 for unlimited monthly, $30 for 5-class punch card; $8 drop in. First class free. 859-291-2300; Covington.

Karaoke and Open Mic Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m., The Pub Crestview Hills, 2853 Dixie Highway, With Mike Liggett. 859-426-7827; Crestview Hills.

Recreation Duplicate Bridge, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., Lower Level. Open to all players. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Boone County Bridge Center. 859-391-8639; Elsmere.

Tuesday, May 15 Business Meetings Eggs ’N Issues: Revitalizing the Urban Core through Catalytic Innovation, 7:45-9:15 a.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Erlanger, 1379 Donaldson Road, Join Dr. G. Edward Hughes, president/ CEO of Gateway Technical and Community College, and Jeanne Schroer, executive director of the Catalytic Fund. Discussion of revitalization efforts in River Cities region. Sponsored by Enquirer Media. $15 NKY Chamber members; $30 future members. Registration required. Presented by Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. 859426-3652; Erlanger.

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

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 6-7 p.m., Edgewood Senior Center, 550 Freedom Park Drive, Exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Zumba with Gabrielle. 513-702-4776. Edgewood. Zumba Class, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Turkey Foot Middle School, 3230 Turkey Foot Road, Exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. All fitness levels welcome. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Zumba with Gabrielle. 513-702-4776. Edgewood.

Exhibits Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 859-4914003. Covington.

Health / Wellness Weight Loss Class, 6:30-7 p.m., Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road, $60 for 12-week membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-802-8965; Independence.

Karaoke and Open Mic Open Mic/College Night, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Mahogany’s Coffee

House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Hosted by Pete Wallace. Free. 859-261-1029. Latonia.

Museums Tot Tuesday: Garden Sense, 10:30 a.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Come bloom into the season with your tot. Ages 2-5. Included with admission. 859-491-4003; Covington.

Music - Bluegrass Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band, 9 p.m.-midnight, Zola, 626 Main St., Free. 859-261-7510. Covington.

Music - Concerts The Trailer Park Boys, 7:30 p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., $32; plus fees. On sale Feb. 17. 859491-2444; Covington.

ing issues. Slow-paced, graceful, low-impact form of exercise. Family friendly. $1. Through June 27. 859-727-2306. Elsmere.

Thursday, May 17 Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Turkey Foot Middle School, $5. 513-702-4776. Edgewood.

Health / Wellness An Evening of Beauty and Friends, 5-8 p.m., The Loftus Plastic Surgery Center, 1881 Dixie Highway, Suite 300, Evening of beauty, skin care and discussion on plastic surgery options, TCA peels, tummy tucks and more. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Loftus Plastic Surgery Center. 859-426-5000. Fort Wright.

Literary - Libraries

Wednesday, May 16

Writers’ Group, 6:30 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Support, critique, inside tips and techniques and more. All genres and skill levels. Adults. Family friendly. Presented by Kenton County Public Library. 859-962-4000, ext. 4107. Erlanger.

Clubs & Organizations

Music - Acoustic

Pioneer Toastmasters Public Speaking Club Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Riverfront, 600 W. Third St., Ages 18 and up. Non-profit and open to adults interested in improving speaking and communication skills. $15 meal available. Presented by Pioneer Toastmasters. 513-541-9319; Covington.

The Turkeys, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Zola, 626 Main St., Folk rock. Free. 859-261-7510. Covington. Bob Cushing, 8 p.m., Geez’l Pete’s, 508 Madison Ave., 859261-1030; Covington.

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

Exhibits Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 859-4914003. Covington.

Health / Wellness Weight Loss Class, 5:30-6 p.m., Lakeside Christian Church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, $60 for 12-week membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-802-8965; Lakeside Park.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Pike St. Lounge, 266 W. Pike St., Hosted by Bree. 513-402-2733. Covington.

Music - Concerts Carnegie in Concert, 7:30 p.m. J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan.” A silent film with music., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Chamber music series. $94 six concerts, $51 three concerts of choice, $19; $16 Carnegie, WVXU Perks, Enjoy the Arts Members and students. 859-957-1940; Covington. Dub Collective 8 featuring Hulk, 10 p.m. Doors open 9 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., $10. 859-4912444; Covington.

Senior Citizens Zumba Gold, 9:30-10:15 a.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., Lower Level. Latin-inspired dance/aerobic class toned-down and designed to fit needs of older adults, beginners or anyone with limited mobility. Ages 21 and up. $1. 859-7272306. Elsmere.

Senior Citizens

Youth Sports

Tai Chi for Seniors, 10-11 a.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., Designed to help improve quality of life for people with arthritis, limited mobility or anyone wanting to work on balance, strength and/or breath-

Volleyball Training Team Session II, 7:30-9 p.m., The Fun Center at Pleasure Isle, $300. Registration required. 859-6206520. Independence.



Mom’s Day treat is herb spread With Mother’s Day approaching, I am reminded of my own mom, Mary Nader. You would have loved her – mom stood out in a crowd, but in a quiet, beautiful way. That describes her, both inside and out. What I try to do as a mom and grandmom is to share my traditions with my family like my parents did. Mom used to say to know who you are, you Rita have to Heikenfeld know RITA’S KITCHEN where you came from. This Mother’s Day, share your story with your family, especially the little ones. That’s how traditions begin. Remember the “other” moms too, the ones who may not be biologically related, but who are blessings in your life.

Belgian endive water lily with fresh herb spread This was a featured recipe when Country Gardens magazine came out to my home for a day of photographing my herb garden and making herbal recipes. It is so easy, looks elegant and every time I make it in class, it becomes a student favorite. Sprinkle a few fresh herbs (even parsley looks nice) and edible flowers on top for a real treat for mom. This spread is better than the boursin cheese spread you can buy. The spread is also delicious on crostini or as a dip for veggies. Notice the range in

Belgian endive water lily with fresh herb spread was a featured recipe when Country Gardens magazine came out to Rita’s home for a day of photographing her herb garden\. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

herb amounts. Start with first amount listed and then go from there, adding more if you like. Endive leaves: 3-4 heads. Cut bottoms from endive heads. Wash leaves gently and drain well to dry. Set aside while making herb spread. Mix together either in food processor or mixer until well blended: 8 oz cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup, 1 stick butter, softened 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons each fresh herbs: oregano, thyme, basil, dill and onion chives 1/4 teaspoon black pepper or dash or two of cayenne pepper, ground 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese Squeeze or two of lemon juice

Place mixture on large round plate. Shape into a disk. Starting with largest endive leaves first, insert leaves into bottom of mound and push in about an inch, making a single layer of leaves. Keep inserting layers of leaves in alternate rows, making a flower petal pattern. This can be made several hours ahead to this point. Cover lightly and refrigerate.

Adult spelling bee set for May 17 Community Recorder

The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati (LNGC) will host the 22nd annual Scripps Adult Spelling Bee at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Holy Grail at the Banks. LNGC challenges businesses to batter up and put their thinking ball cap on for this year’s theme, “Bringing the Ball Park to the Bee.”

Immediately following the Spelling Bee with host Chris Carr and B-105.1 FM, the Literacy Network will have a happy hour. Admission is $20 and includes two drink tickets, live music from Jim Conway and raffle prizes. To register a team or sponsor the event, call 513621-7323 or visit calendar to fill out a form.

When ready to serve, sprinkle with chopped edible flowers or insert an edible flower petal into the base of each endive leave where it meets the cream cheese mixture. This spread is a good keeper, covered, in the refrigerator, up to two weeks. Even easier: Use dry herbs along with the fresh garlic, Parmesan and lemon juice. Use these herbs in place of fresh: 1/2 t ea: dried oregano, thyme, marjoram, basil, dill weed. This version is from friend and colleague, Kay Hitzler, a multi-talented nurse and cook.

Version with carrot and celery sticks

This one is fun for the kids to make. Instead of endive leaves, poke carrot and celery sticks into the mound.

Spaghetti salad

I can’t tell you how many good recipes for this salad came through, and we will be posting them on my blog (http:// blogs/cookingwithrita/). Thanks to all who shared. Here’s a family favorite for Janice Wallace that JoAnn Marston sent in. JoAnn said: “I have had this one since the late 70's.

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Hope it's what Janice Wallace is looking for!” 1 box thin spaghetti (cooked according to directions on box) 1 medium red onion-chopped 1 green pepper-chopped (or mix red and green pepper) 2 cucumbers-chopped 3-4 tomatoes-chopped 1/2 bottle McCormick’s Salad Supreme seasoning 1 16oz Italian salad dressing

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Edgewood resident with May Festival chorus for 10 years vice ranging from five years to 40. In addition, this year will be particularly special for Karolyn Johnsen of Loveland, Ohio, who celebrates her fortieth May Festival this year. Johnsen has been with the May Festival even longer than conductor James Conlon, whose 33year tenure at the May Festival is among the longest in the country. The 2012 May Festival will take place on May 1112, May 18-19 at Music Hall in Cincinnati and on May 13 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington. For more information about the concerts, visit

Community Recorder Edgewood resident Jason Ramler will be honored at this year’s 2012 May Festival for his 10 years of service to the May Festival Chorus. Members of the chorus are honored with a service pin, worn onstage at the May Festival, and recognized in the program of the May Festival as they pass fiveyear milestones of service. The chorus is a considerable commitment of time, and it takes tremendous dedication and talent to be involved with the chorus year after year. In all, 20 singers will be recognized this year for lengths of ser-



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Bourbon n’ Blues features The Bluebirds Community Recorder Break out the bourbon and bring on the blues. Behringer-Crawford Museum presents Music@BCM: Bourbon n’ Blues featuring Cincinnati rhythm and blues band The Bluebirds. The five-piece band, founded by Marcos Sastre, brings to the stage both original and cover songs. Attendees can taste the specialty bourbon drink and bourbon provided by Party Town of Florence.

Besides playing music, Sastre also writes many of the songs that the group performs and records. In addition, he produces music and CDs from his own studio. His CD “Shades of Blue,” coproduced with Larry Goshorn, won the Cammy Award in 1999 for Album of the Year. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for the event are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. For information call 859-491-4003 or email

Duveneck art show set for Mother’s Day Community Recorder The 44th Annual Duveneck Memorial Art Show will be noon-5 p.m. Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, at the George Rogers Clark Park on Riverside Drive in Covington. The free show includes 55 individual tents featuring original works by regional artists from Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, and live music. Artwork includes paintings, sculptures, graphics and fine

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When the Recorder asked readers “Why Your Mom Rocks,” Sandy Beyersdoerfer Tolle of Erlanger wrote about twins Dorthy Beyersdoerfer and Norma Ramsey of Fort Thomas: When the four kids in my family were little, we couldn’t tell the girls apart. Dorthy Beyersdoerfer and Norma Ramsey are 91 years old and twins. They each have their own home. Dorthy drives locally and takes Aunt Nor-

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Community Recorder Rising Star Studios, a program of New Perceptions in Northern Kentucky, is now enrolling youth (age 3 through teen) and young adults with autism spectrum disorders and other communication challenges in various classes in arts and life skills for 2012. The six-week summer session will begin June 11 and will run through the week of July 17. Classes will be offered on Mondays and Tuesdays after school in computers, art, independent living and social skills, photography,

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DEATHS Kathleen Boyers Kathleen Boyers, 72, of Fort Mitchell, died April 28, 2012, at her home. She was a member of St. Agnes Church. Survivors include her children, David Boyers and Robin Sorrell; sisters, Jean McCord and BeBe Peare; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Entombment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Memorials: St. Agnes Church, 1680 Dixie Hwy., Fort Wright, KY 41011.

Roger Brandenburg Sr. Roger Lee Brandenburg Sr., 45, of Southgate, died April 28, 2012, at his home. He was a construction foreman with Asplundh. A brother, Brian Scroggins, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Kim McCall Brandenburg; sons, Roger Brandenburg Jr. of Erlanger and Nathan Lyons of Hills-

boro, Ohio; stepdaughter, Jennifer Hall of Southgate; sisters, Tresa “Terry” Bleser of Covington and Belinda Scroggins of Independence; brothers, Chester “JR” Brandenburg of Newport and Billy Cole of Newport; and three grandchildren. Burial was at Independence Cemetery.

Howard Bundy Howard E. Bundy, 79, of Bellevue, died April 29, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a truck driver for 36 years with Hill & Griffith in Cincinnati and a U.S. Air Force Korean War veteran. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Kersten O’Day V.F.W. Post No. 2899 in Dayton. Survivors include his wife, Patsy Bundy; sons, Bob Bundy of Bellevue and Jim Bundy of Erlanger; sisters, Minnie Irene Rogers of Edgewood and Joyce Dunton of Riverside, Calif.; five grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren.

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Mary Byrns Mary Byrns, 78, of Florence, died May 1, 2012, at her residence. She was a retired bank teller for Hebron Deposit Bank and a member of Hebron Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Robert Byrns; sons, Robert Byrns of Burlington and Timothy Byrns of Hebron; daughter, Pamela Holloway of Florence; brothers, Donnie Ray Pettit of Covington and David Lee Pettit of Erlanger; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Entombment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Memorials: Hebron Baptist Church, 3435 Limaburg Road, Hebron, KY 41048.

Allen Coleman Allen Coleman, 57, of Independence, died April 29, 2012, in his home under Hospice of St. Elizabeth’s care. He was a member of The Shield of Faith Pentecostal Church in Newport. His father, Donald G. Coleman Sr.; mother, Agnes Joyce Smith Coleman; and a daughter, Angie Nadler, died previously. Survivors include his wife,


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Michael Day Michael Allen Day, 61, of Erlanger, died April 30, 2012. He served in the U.S. Navy and was an active union member of the V.A. Medical Center where he worked. He loved traveling, Civil War history and coaching football. His parents, two brothers and two sisters died previously. Survivors include his wife, Irene Matzen; sons, Jim Day, Chip Day and Mike Day; and five grandchildren. Burial was in Hopeful Lutheran Cemetery, Florence.

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Virginia L. Jansen, 96, of Florence, died April 29, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She worked for Frank Tea and Spice in Cincinnati for 31 years. Survivors include her brotherin-law, Bill Jansen of Florence;

nieces, Pam Lawrence of Erlanger and Mary Lee Hartman of Cleveland, Ohio; and nephews, David Jansen of Covington and Gary Eilers of Villa Hills. Burial was at Forest lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood KY 41017.

Rita Kahmann Rita Ann Dwyer Kahmann, 82, of Erlanger, died April 26, 2012, at Baptist Village Care Center in Erlanger. She retired as a clerk for Dolly Madison in Covington and was a longtime member of St. Henry Church in Elsmere. Survivors include her husband, Fred B. Kahmann; daughters, Karen Yeager of Florence and Lisa Uehlein of Burlington; sons, Fred J. Kahmann of Wilder, Dale Kahmann of Burlington and Fr. Kevin Kahmann of Erlanger; 13 grandchildren; and nine greatgrandchildren. Burial was at St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Notre Dame Academy, 1699 Hilton Drive, Park Hills, KY 41011 or Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Peggy Newby Peggy Ann Hiles Newby, 72, of Florence, died April 25, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a high school bus driver for Boone County and an avid card and bingo player. A daughter, Linda Byrne, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Virgie Love of Erlanger and Phyllis Newby of Florence; brother, Eugene Hiles; four grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren.

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Ruth Rolf Ruth A. Rolf, 76, of Villa Hills, died April 26, 2012, at Madonna Manor in Villa Hills. She worked as an x-ray technician with St. Elizabeth Covington for five years before becoming a homemaker. She was a member of St. Henry Church in Elsmere and Hope Cottage Guild in Fort Wright. A son, David Gerard, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Stanley Rolf of Villa Hills; daughters, Laura Rice of Crittenden, Nancy Longshore of Florence and Geri Eckstein of Union; son, Christopher Rolf of Florence; sisters, Eleanor Dietz and Norma Broering, both of Fort Wright; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: David Rolf Scholarship Fund, 3755 Scheben Drive, Erlanger, KY 41018 or Madonna Manor, 2344 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017.

Mary Ann Waymeyer Mary Ann Waymeyer, 85, of Highland Heights, died April 30, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Church, St. Mary’s Ladies Society, St. Joseph Seniors and the Campbell County Senior Center. She enjoyed swimming and playing card games. Her brothers, Charles Stander and Joseph Stander, and a sister, Rosemary Ross, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Franklin “Bud” Waymeyer; sons, Joe Waymeyer of Erlanger, Tim Waymeyer and Dave Waymeyer, both of Alexandria, Mike Waymeyer of Burlington and John Waymeyer of Melbourne; daughters, Nancy Ritchie and Joan Cline, both of Alexandria; sister, Cecelia Smith of Florence; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4420 Carver Woods Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45242; Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 8050 Hosbrook Road, Suite 314, Cincinnati, OH 45236; or Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 895 Central Ave., Suite 550, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Bill Westerman Bill Westerman, 62, of Independence, died April 30, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a religion teacher at Holy Cross High School and was inducted into the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame for coaching. He was an accomplished musician and drummer, founder of Independence Soccer Club and worked 20 years as an insurance agent. He was a member of St. Patrick Church in Taylor Mill. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Westerman; daughters, Kasey Gray of Fort Wright and Angie Isaacs of Independence; son, Billy Westerman of Independence; sisters, Kathy Drake, Shelly Smith and Toni McDonald, all of Independence; brother, Doug Westerman of Alexandria; and five grandchildren. Interment was in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Holy Cross High School, 3617 Church St., Latonia, KY 41015.



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Incidents/Investigations Credit card fraud Card used fraudulently at 1806 Mt. Vernon Dr., April 30. Drug paraphernalia possession Spoon and syringe found in

St., executed Campbell County warrant for contempt of court at Central Ave., April 25. Brittany L. Medlock, 26, 204 W. 34th St., shoplifting, marijuana possession at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., April 27. Daniel S. Jahnke, 27, 416 Daytona Ave., shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., April 28. Janilee R. Jennings, 22, 9720 St. Rt. 774, shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., April 28. Pauline R. Marsh, 19, 305 N. Pleasant St., No. B, shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., April 28. Jerry D. Wiseman, 34, 1945 Dixie Hwy., No. 109, driving with suspended license at 1945 Dixie Hwy., April 28. Stephanie N. Davis, 22, 4750 Ky. 133, shoplifting at 3450 Valley

MARRIAGE LICENSES Jennifer Tackett, 26, of Park Hills and Robert Stuve Jr., 27, of Covington, issued April 23. Sandra Wills, 28, and Christopher Jones, 29, both of Covington, issued April 23. Melissa Stegall, 29, and Wesley Leahy, 28, both of Ludlow, issued April 23. Molly Hemsath, 33, and James Barnes, 32, both Erlanger, issued April 23. Rachel Strasser, 28, and Patrick Burke, 26, both Covington, issued April 24. Samantha Ott, 22, and Benjamin McArthru, 24, both of Erlanger, issued April 24. Patricia Campbell, 48, and Ricardo Scharf, 47, both of Ludlow, issued April 24.

Rachel Pierce, 27, and Brian Tester, 25, both of Erlanger, issued April 25. Noelle Nageleisen, 32, and Michael Setters, 30, both of Edgewood, issued April 25. Sharon Cooper, 35, and Charles Sanders, 31, both of Fort Wright, issued April 25.


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aid totaling more than $100,000. The evening was also the official kick-off of the club’s Hesburgh Month of Service, part of the NDAA’s national month of service held each May in honor of the university’s president emeritus, the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh. The lead-off project for the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati is a book drive for the LeBlond Boys & Girls Club in Over-theRhine. The club has community service events planned throughout May at Prince of Peace Catholic School, Tender Mercies, Habitat for Humanity, Bernie’s Place, and Kids Against Hunger. For more information, visit

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Pictured are Katie and Steve Wolnitzek of Fort Wright at the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati's annual Universal Notre Dame Night at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in Norwood, Ohio, on April 27. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

The Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati presented a check for $16,800 for the club’s endowed scholarship fund at the annual Universal Notre Dame Night on April 27. The fund is used to grant financial aid to local Tristate students attending Notre Dame. Originally established by Albert Castellini, a 1924 graduate of Notre Dame, the Cincinnati endowment is one of the oldest and largest Notre Dame club scholarship funds in the country. The fund has a current value of more than $2 million, and is comprised entirely of contributions from the club’s fundraising efforts, individual donations and investment

Pictured, from left, are Pat Weber of Western Hills, Ohio, Marc Wolnitzek of Fort Wright and Jon Dannemiller of Amelia, Ohio, presenting the $16,800 contribution to the club’s endowed scholarship fund at the annual Universal Notre Dame Night on April 27. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT income. A reverse raffle has been the primary fundraiser for the scholarship fund recently, along with a summer golf outing and an annual bus trip to a football

game. Approximately 30 local students are receiving financial aid to attend Notre Dame this year through the club’s scholarship program, with the combined

POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B7 possession at Dixie Hwy., April 1. Tommy Poston, 27, 1212 Elberta Cir., executed Dearborn County, in warrant at 1212 Elberta, April 7. Floyd B. Whaley Jr., 54, 5075 Grandview Pl., executed Kenton County warrant for improper equipment at Amsterdam Rd., April 21. Clarence L. Stephens, 29, unknown, public drunkenness at 1003 Parkvale Ct., April 29.

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Assault, criminal mischief Men fought and caused damage to car at 1192 Far Hills Dr., April 25. Burglary Baseball cards stolen at 1159 Morgan Ct., April 2. Jewelry and computer stolen at 1025 Montague Rd., April 11. Residence entered and caused more than $3,000 damage at 1204 Elberta Cir., April 29. Criminal mischief Car damaged at 1209 Far Hills Dr., April 19. Theft One ton metal plate stolen at 831 Arlington Rd., April 16. Tools stolen from vehicle at 1208 Far Hills Dr., April 13. Electronics and CDs stolen from vehicle at 1412 Amsterdam Rd., April 30.

Jason E. Abeln of Villa Hills was named to the 2012-2013 Cincinnati Bar Association (CBA) Board of Trustees at the organization’s annual meeting on April 27 at the Westin Cincinnati downtown. Abeln, an attorney with Garvey Shearer PSC, is the chair-elect of the Young Lawyers Section.

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