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Budget cuts one school day By Jason Brubaker

Last chance to vote your favorites

More than 555,000 ballots have been cast in Ohio and Kentucky for the 2010 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year and there’s not much time to add yours. Go online to preps and find the yellow and green Community Recorder Sportsman of the Year icon on the right-hand side of the page. Find your ballot by newspaper and vote as often as you like through midnight Thursday, June 10. On the ballot for the Kenton County Sportsman of the Year: Ryan Anderson, St. Henry; Jerry Arlinghaus, Holy Cross; Anthony (A.J.) Berk, Scott; Blake Bryan, Villa Madonna; Shane Coltharp, Beechwood; Ricardo Johnson, Holmes; Matt Klein, Covington Catholic; Pierce Kohls, Calvary Christian; Jibril-Iman McCaster, Lloyd; Dylan McGuire, Lloyd; Joshua Raleigh, Dixie Heights; Jimmy Roebker, Covington Catholic; Miles Simpson, Simon Kenton; Wes Smith, Dixie Heights; Zack Sowder, Scott; Jacob Wells, Holmes; Ryan Wilson, Dixie Heights Sportswoman of the Year candidates are: Krissie Brandenburg, Beechwood; Abby Felthaus, St. Henry; Ali Ponzer, Simon Kenton; Kim Schroer, Villa Madonna; Courtney Turner, Ludlow; Ellen Williamson, Notre Dame Academy; Samantha Victor, Calvary Christian.

By Regan Coomer

The proposed state budget, which is awaiting a signature from Gov. Steve Beshear, proposes cutting one day of state funding for school districts, which would require them to fund that day on their own. The budget, which has passed through both the House and the Senate, allows for state funding for 176 school days on the 177-school day calendar. The local school districts would be required to fund the extra day. Kenton County Finance Director Kelly Gamble estimated that the costs for one of school for the district would be around $500,000, while Erlanger/Elsmere Superintendent Kathy Burkhardt estimated the cost for her district for each day to be around $150,000. Despite the costs, Kenton County Superintendent Tim Hanner said there are no plans within the district to shorten the school year. “The district has already planned not to cut days – our kids need to be in school,” he said. “We’re just hoping to weather the storm and maintain where we are.” In Erlanger, Burkhardt said they’ll simply just do whatever they can with the resources they have. “It’s tough for all districts right now, but we’re just going to do the best job we possibly can to educate our students the right way,” she said. “That’s the most important thing.” Hanner said the district has been preparing for potential cuts in the last three years by trimming down their budget, and said that funding an extra day of school would likely require them to dip into their savings. “We’ll have to dip into our fund balance this year and next year and hope this things turn around,” he said.


Congrats grads

Marysa Snelling, 18, of Erlanger, Emily Jones, 18, of Crestview Hills, and Alexa Lyons, 18, of Villa Hills decorated their mortar board hats with jewels to maintain their “princess” image at the Dixie Heights High School graduation June 6. For more graduation photos see page A5.

Fort Mitchell offers up taste By Jason Brubaker

Guests at the “Taste of Fort Mitchell” are certainly going to be able to satisfy much more than just their hunger. The city’s kick-off to their centennial celebration will begin with the Taste, which will be held at the Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home on June 26-27. In addition to featuring items from local restaurants, guests will be able to learn about the history of the city as they tour a Civil War encampment, take in a battle reenactment and even do some star-gazing, courtesy of the Cincinnati Observatory. “It’s going to be a really great weekend,” promised Vicki Boerger, a member of the city’s centennial committee who as helped plan all of the events. “It’s a great way to show off what our city is all about.” Boerger said the encampment and reenactment, courtesy of the Mid States Living History Group, will allow residents to learn about the battles raged by General Ormsby Mitchell (the city’s

Taste of Fort Mitchell

The Taste of Fort Mitchell will be held June 26-27 at the Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home Picnic Grounds, located just off Orphanage Road. It will run from noon until 10 p.m. on Saturday, and from noon until 8 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free, but there will be a charge for food and for certain kids’ activities. For details, visit nameksake) and his troops as they fought off Confederate troops. During the reenactments, which will feature everything from cannons to calvary, the soldiers will also be taking breaks to answer questions and provide information about the Civil War and the roles played by the local forts. However, the weekend isn’t just for history buffs. There will be a “Kid’s Land” set up away from the encampment where children can enjoy a variety of games, as well as a magician and face-painting. And, of course, there is the food. Boerger said that seven restau-

rants will be on hand with items for residents to munch on as they explore the grounds; Papa John’s, Barleycorn’s, Greyhound Tavern, Oriental Wok, Grandview Tavern and Grille, Montgomery Inn and Indigo Restaurant. “It’ll be neat because people can try some thing they haven’t had before,” said Boerger. “There’s going to be such a variety that you’ll be able to find something you like no matter what!” Additionally, there will also be a star-gazing session on Saturday night, thanks to five telescopes brought in by the Cincinnati Observatory, of which General Mitchel helped found. In fact, the night before the Taste of Fort Mitchell, the Observatory will offer free admission to all Fort Mitchell residents for a night of exploring the skies. “That should be really neat, and we’re so grateful to the observatory for getting on board with us,” said Boerger. Admission to the Taste of Fort Mitchell is free, although there will be a charge for food at the various booths. For more information, visit

Fort Wright OKs ‘bare bones’ budget By Regan Coomer

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Fort Wright passed the second reading on a $4.8 million “bare bones” 2010-2011 budget June 2. “We have cut costs at every level as much as we can without affecting service,” said City Administrator Gary Huff. A 2 percent tax increase is budgeted for the coming fiscal year. Currently the city taxes $2.10 per $1,000 of assessed property. Mayor Joe Nienaber Jr. isn’t sure exactly what increase council will take, but believes council will take an additional 2 percent, the same amount as last year. “This council has a history the

past two years of not taking the allowed 4 percent - they’ve taken 2,” he said. Huff said about $375,000 will be spent on road projects at St. Agnes and Vidot Court as well as Morris Place and Glacier Road in the coming year. Other expenditures include a new police cruiser. The city has cut two full-time positions to part-time, saving about $40,000 a year and charging for use of the South Hills Civic Club, which Huff said will generate about $15,000 a year. Also cut was Battery Hooper Days at the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum, which normally cost Fort Wright about $4,200.

City officials hope the museum will be completely self-sufficient by the 2011-2012 fiscal year. While the city will continue to own the land, the museum board will be responsible for the remainder of expenses. About $20,000 is budgeted for the museum each year. “We appreciate the museum board, but in lean times, we have to ask, ‘What is the most prudent use of taxpayers’ money?” Nienaber asked. Museum board member Bob Clements is confident the board can raise the money to keep the museum going. “Without a doubt,” he said. “Two years ago, we raised $7,000

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in a single year without a concerted effort.” The museum’s fifth anniversary has made it eligible for more grants, which Clements said the board will work hard to secure. Another way the museum could sustain itself is by charging admission at some point in the future, perhaps when the museum takes over in 2011-2012, Clements said. “A majority of museums charge from $3 to $10 for somebody to come visit,” he said. “We like the fact we’re the most family-friendly museum in Northern Kentucky. We want people to come to the museum and it doesn’t cost a lot to do it.”


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June 10, 2010

FM travel policy studied

By Jason Brubaker

The Fort Mitchell city administration is looking into revising their travel policy to help add a layer of accountability to their record keeping. City administrator Steve Hensley said the staff has been working with officials from the IRS to ensure that their policy meets certain requirements and would be viable for recordkeeping purposes. The current policy requires employees who are set to travel for city business, such as training or conferences, to get clearance from their department head. Each department is allotted some money in their yearly budget to cover travel expenses for their employees. “We’re in the process of going over our policy now, and we fully expect it to be ready soon,” he said. “We just wanted to make sure we had all our bases covered.” At the June 7 council meeting, councilman Will Terwort proposed a budget amendment that would have

required council approval for reimbursement for any trips taken by an employee out of the state. However, city attorney Rob Ziegler said that since the travel policy was part of the personnel policy of the city, he didn’t feel that the council has the power to go in and adjust it. “The personnel policy is a function of the city administration, and the policy as a whole is subject to approval by the council,” said Ziegler. “But the council’s job isn’t really to go in there and make changes to it whenever they see fit.” Councilman Bill Reis also pointed out that the proposed amendment could adversely affect important travel for city employees, such as training for fire or police employees that may occur across the river. “You realize that the way this is written, it would mean we can’t go into Cincinnati without getting council approval?” asked Reis. “I’m just not sure this is the way to go.” Councilman David Stoeckle agreed, saying that there’s not always time before a trip to get council approval,

and if an employee feels that the trip may not be approved retroactively by the council, they may not go. He cited fire training as an example, saying late spots for classes open up all the time, often with little notice. “We may get a call the morning of a class in Columbus, and they tell us there’s an opening if we can get up there,” he said. “But if we don’t know for sure if the council will approve it, we may not go, and then we miss out on valuable training that’s to the benefit of the city. It’s just not a good idea.” The council ultimately voted against the amendment, wanting to first see the policy being put together by the city staff and the IRS. Hensley said that policy could be ready as soon as the next council meeting. “I’d be hesitant to do anything with this amendment until we see what the IRS recommends, just to make sure there’s no contrary information,” said Hensley. “We just want to make sure we have the best policy in place.” The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be June 21 at 7 p.m.

BRIEFLYS Local author gets award

Fort Mitchell resident and author Rick Robinson has received the New York Book Festival’s 2010 Best Fiction Award for his book, “Manifest Destiny.” Robinson will be honored at a reception at the Algo-

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nquin Hotel in New York City on June 11. In “Manifest Destiny”, Robinson brings to life a story a story about the theft of the Mace of the United States House of Representatives, a historical staff of silver and ebony that symbolizes the legislative power of the body. It is Robinson’s third book


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centered around politics, following “The Maximum Contribution” and “Sniper Bid,” which was a finalist for the “Best Book Award” from USA Books. Robinson formerly worked as a legislative director for Senator Jim Bunning in Washington, D.C., and draws upon his knowledge of politics on all levels as backgrounds for his stories. Robinson will also be appearing on a panel to discuss politics in fiction at ThrillerFest V in New York on July 10.

Explore fossils in area

The newest program at Highland Cemetery in Fort

Mitchell will allow residents to learn about fossils found in the Northern Kentucky area. Scheduled for June 17, the program will feature naturalist Michael Kreate. Kreate will talk about all the different fossils found in the area that date back as far as 450 million years, including crinoids, bryozoans, brachiopods and trilobites. The program will be held in the cemetery chapel, and will begin at 6:30 p.m. After the presentation, guests can join Kreate to hunt fossils along the nature trail in the cemetery. For more information, contact the cemetery at 3313220.

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Sande Caldwell of the Kenton County Animal Shelter gives some attention to Kate, a lab puppy who is awaiting adoption. The shelter is holding an Adopt-AThon on June 12.

Reds players highlight shelter event By Jason Brubaker

The Kenton County Animal Shelter is looking to find a new home. In fact, they’re looking to find quite a few new homes. The shelter will host an Adopt-A-Thon on June 12 to give residents discounts on adoption fees for dogs, puppies, kittens and cats. With the shelter usually seeing their greatest intake of animals during the springtime, Elizabeth Cochran said they have plenty of terrific animals who are ready to find a loving home. “It’s a great way to show off our new adoption center, and let people see how many animals we have that would make great pets,” she said. “We haven’t held one of these in a while, but we’re pretty excited about it.” Among the special discounts being offered that day are two-for-one adoption prices for cats or kitten, where guests can adopt two for $60. Adoption fees include spaying or neutering, first vaccinations and microchipping, as well as tests for certain diseases. Microchipping

will also be available for only $20 for all pets, and all Covington residents can receive free microchipping for their cats that day as well. However, the animals won’t be the only ones in the spotlight that day. Three players from the Cincinnati Reds will also make a visit during the afternoon to meet fans and promote the shelter’s mission. “That should be really neat - I think people will get a kick out of that,” said Cochran, who said the identity of the players was a surprise. Additionally, there will be dog-training demonstrations by the Four-Star Dog Training Academy, as well as pet portraits being drawn by an artist from Lapis Wolf Studios. Food will be provided by Giuseppe’s Neighborhood Pizzeria, and Pets Plus will be on hand to give out treats to the animals. “It should be a fun afternoon, and more importantly, it should help our pets to find good homes,” said Cochran. The event will run from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. For more information about the shelter or the Adopt-AThon, call 356-7400.


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Flea market benefits troops By Regan Coomer


CVG welcomes trade delegation

Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport CEO John Mok and local leaders greeted the trade delegation from China led by Assistant Minister of Commerce Wang Chao upon their arrival at CVG May 26. “What a great opportunity to be part of this event,” said Mok. “This is the largest trade and investment delegation from China to visit this area. As international businesses grow in our Region, CVG will continue to execute an air service agenda to meet local demand – including opportunities for service to Asia. This community and the airport have a lot to offer and we look forward to working with our local business partners to make new opportunities a reality.”

Road funds makes city’s development possible By Regan Coomer

State funding for the new Ky-16 will make a planned business district in Taylor Mill more of a reality. For the past few years city commission has looked ahead to the eventual re-construction of the highway, even going so far to plan a business district surrounding I-275 that will be similar to the Crestview Hills Town Center with retail, restaurants and offices. “This has been a four or five year process,” said Commissioner Dan Bell. “The mayor and commission have

worked on developing this area around where the road will be.” Bell said the business district will be a “focal point” of Taylor Mill. “We’re ready for it. Everything is in place for that to happen,” he said. City Administrator Jill Bailey agreed, saying the district plan’s purpose is two-fold. “Our design plans and standards are detailed to make it easier for the developer, but also to make doubly sure for the residents that they’re going to get a quality development with nice structural features to it,” she said. The recently-approved state road

plan allocates $14.6 million to the construction of the northern and southern ends of Ky-16 over the next few years. The state will have to allocate additional money to complete the middle portions of Ky-16. Sen. Damon Thayer and Rep. Thomas Kerr worked with the city and the rest of the legislature to bring about funding for the highway. “It will alleviate congestion and provide safer travel as well as allow for economic development to take place in the business district the city has in mind that will create jobs and tax revenue for the city and state,” Thayer said.

Shop bargains while supporting the troops at the Villa Hills/Crescent Springs Adopta-Unit Flea Market and bake sale Saturday June 12. The Adopt-a-Unit group is asking community members to attend and to donate any un-needed items for sale at the flea market in order to raise proceeds for their regiment’s fourth tour, this time in Afghanistan. Conditions are very different in Afghanistan from Iraq, where the 1-320th Field Artillery Regiment from Fort Campbell was stationed the last three tours, said flea market organizer Jane Terrell, a Villa Hills resident. “In Afghanistan they’ll be in a remote village. They will be living out of tents and we’re going to need to go back to the basics they’ll be needing things like lip balm and disposable shavers,” Terrell explained. Depending on the pro-

ceeds, Terrell hopes to send as many care packages as possible to the cities’ troops. “We plan to be as generous as we possibly can for the year they’re over there,” she said. Crescent Springs City Clerk Sue Hill agreed that the unit’s needs are different this tour. “They’ve got to be ready to move,” she said. “We’re praying for the guys that they can adapt and come home safe.” Residents can help by stopping by the sale or donating items for the flea market itself. Donations needed for sale at the flea market include toys, tools, children’s clothing, decorative and household items, books and electronics. To donate to the flea market, stop by the Crescent Springs City Building, 739 Buttermilk Pike from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through June 11. The flea market itself will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 12 at the Crescent Springs City Building.




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Kenton sweeps Golden Apples By Regan Coomer

Award winners

Of the 12 teachers honored with a 2010 Golden Apple Award at the Excellence in Education Awards May 19 at Receptions in Erlanger, eight teach in Kenton County schools. “I give credit not only to the teachers, but also to the principals who nominated them,� said Kenton County Schools Superintendent Tim Hanner. “I truly commend principals for seeing excellence in our staff.� The Golden Apple Awards are given by the Education Alliance of Northern Kentucky and the Northern Kentucky Education Council to exceptional teachers educating the chil-

The Kenton County winners at the 2010 Excellence in Education dinner include 8 teachers who received a 2010 Golden Apple Award, including Dory Adams of Summit View Elementary, Melissa Davis and Shannon Herald of R.C. Hinsdale Elementary, Ryan Burch of Fort Wright Elementary, Wendy Furman of Caywood Elementary, Christy Jones of White’s Tower Elementary, Paula House of Ryland Heights Elementary and dren of Northern Kentucky. Hanner said he was “thrilled� with the outcome and called the event a “special night.� “I’ve worked with so many of those teachers who were recognized, and they deserve it,� he said.

Tom Pitts of J.D. Patton Area Technology Center. Greg Nicaise, a student at Scott High School, was awarded the Academic All-Star Award for fine arts. Earlier this year, area high school principals were invited to nominate the top senior at their school in each of seven academic categories. A panel of professors from Northern Kentucky University judged the nominations. Scott High School student Greg Nicaise was also the recipient of the Academic All-Star Award in fine arts. One student is chosen per subject area. This was the first year for the event, which was sponsored by the Education

Alliance of Northern Kentucky and the Northern Kentucky Education Council. In prior years, the two organizations held separate events honoring the region’s educators. Education Solutions Manager Amanda Dixon, who is affiliated with the Education Alliance and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, said it made sense to combine the two events. “We’re just really looking at doing some collaboration among education groups here in the region. The whole concept is to do it in one large event to recognize outstanding folks in education for the year,� Dixon said.

Student donates hair for cancer patients By Regan Coomer

Piner Elementary second grader Elizabeth Hinsdale isn’t sure why she began growing her out for Locks of Love two years ago, but at the age of 5, even she knew how important it is to help children battling cancer. “I really wanted to do it because my Mom told me when doctors give kids medicine they lose their hair sometimes,� said Elizabeth, now 7. Elizabeth’s mother, Vanessa, said her daughter would get frustrated with her long, thick hair and would want to cut it. “Then she’d think about it and say ‘No, I’m going to donate it. I’m going to wait,’� Hinsdale recalled. But Elizabeth, who will turn 8 later this month, didn’t know just how important her wait would be.

Recently, Elizabeth’s grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer and will soon undergo chemotherapy treatments. Two weeks ago, Elizabeth decided the wait was over and cut her hair to her chin to make her “Gram� a wig. “When I heard, I said ‘It’s getting cut off,’� she said with a smile. Elizabeth told her grandmother the news over the phone. “She said she was proud of me,� Elizabeth said. “It made me feel really happy because my Gram is proud of me for doing a thing like that.� Elizabeth’s grandmother, who lives in North Carolina, cut off her own hair, which will be mixed with Elizabeth’s to make a wig. “I felt really proud of myself for doing that,� she said.

Whether she’ll grow her hair again for Locks of Love is still up in the air, but for now, Elizabeth is enjoying her shorn freedom. “I like my hair short. I used a lot of conditioner and shampoo to get it all clean so now we’re saving a lot of money on shampoo and conditioner,� she said. In her free time, Elizabeth teaches and plays with her two little brothers, works in her garden, rides her horse Dixie and reads. In addition to helping out others by growing her hair for Locks of Love, Elizabeth has donated a big portion of her books to her classroom at Piner and last summer, sold enough of her own homegrown vegetables to buy school clothes for herself and split the rest with her brothers. “I buy books for my brothers too. I helped Reuben learn his ABC’s. I


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Dallas Lake, 4, of Latonia, doesn't want to touch the catfish he caught, so his mother Carmen holds it at the annual Fishing Derby at Middleton Mills Park Saturday, June 5.

City passes tight budget By Regan Coomer


Piner Elementary second grader Elizabeth Hinsdale recently cut her hair to make a wig for her grandmother, who is about to undergo chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer. While Elizabeth recently learned of her grandmother's illness, she has been growing her hair for Locks of Love since kindergarten. Here Elizabeth shows off books she donated to her classroom. read to them but I can’t get them to sit down all the time,� she laughed. “They won’t stay in one spot.�

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Independence City Council passed the second reading of a “challenging� budget 5-1 for the 2010-2011 fiscal year June 7. “It is one of the most challenging budgets I’ve put together in the last 10 years,� said Independence Mayor Chris Moriconi.� The $5.7 million budget does not include a tax increase, Moriconi said, but the ultimate decision is up to council. Currently city property taxes are $2 per $1,000 of assessed property. “We want to keep residents’ cost of living as low as possible while maintaining our current level of service,� said City Administrator Dan Groth. Groth said there are no planned purchases of equipment or police vehicles and that road projects will be mostly paving and other routine maintenance. Two building permit positions totaling about $100,000 have been eliminated because the home building isn’t what is used to be, Moriconi said. “Five years ago we had 500 new homes a year,� he said. “Last year, we had 169.� Payroll tax revenue is also down this year, Groth

said, adding that the 20092010 budget had estimated a $2.1 million receipt of payroll taxes, but the actual number is closer to $1.8 million. “We’re doing this budget the same way we’re doing our home budgets. We’re not buying new equipment. We’re holding the line on new purchases because that’s what our taxpayers expect us to do,� Moriconi said. However, Independence is still growing and 12 new businesses have come to the city in the last year and a half, Moriconi said. “That shows the vitality of Independence. Even in tough times there’s an enormous amount of interest. People want to locate their businesses here,� Moriconi said. City Council Member Mary Pat Behler cast the only “no� vote against the budget because she objected to the budgeted rental license fees. Last month, city council passed an ordinance charging rental property owners for a license to operate in Independence. Behler believes the city will expend too much enforcing the ordinance. “I believe it’s going to be detrimental to the budget in the long run,� she said.

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SCHOOLS Dixie grads say farewell

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Photos by Patricia Scheyer/contributor Students gathered in caps and gowns on Northern Kentucky University’s campus Sunday, June 5 to say fairwell to each other and celebrate their time together. Caps flew in the air and speaches were made.







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Scott High School graduates celebrate the end of high school with the traditional tossing of hats June 5. Kelsey Vaal, Salutorian for the Dixie Heights Graduating class of 2010, gives her speech before her twin sister Chelsea gave her Valedictorian speech.

Scott High School salutatorian Hayley Myers stands with pride at her graduation June 5, held at the Bank of Kentucky Center at Northern Kentucky University.

Clay Dawson, Principal of Success Academy, congratulates one of his students, Jake Ernst, 17, of Fort Wright, at the Dixie Heights graduation ceremony at the Bank of America Center June 6.


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Seventeen-year-old Cameron Lewis of Elsmere adjusts the tassel of his girlfriend, Aarika Foley, 18, of Erlanger at the Dixie Heights Graduation at the Bank of Kentucky center June 6. ALLPHOTOS BY PATRICIA SCHEYER/ CONTRIBUTOR

Kenton County Schools’ Class of 2010 hold their heads high during graduation ceremonies June 4, 5 and 6.

Eighteen-year-old Chelsea Swinford of Independence and 18year-old Carly Walz of Villa Hills are excited to be graduates at the Dixie Heights Graduation ceremony on June 6. Scott High School graduate Elise Reynolds smiles at one of her favorite teachers June 5.

Hats off to 2010 Simon Kenton graduates By Regan Coomer

“Here’s to the nights we felt alive/here’s to the tears you’d knew you’d cry/here’s to goodbye/tomorrow’s gonna come too soon.” Simon Kenton High School’s class song “Here’s to

the Night” set the tone for the 2010 Kenton County Schools’ graduation ceremonies held June 4-6 at Northern Kentucky University’s Bank of Kentucky Center. Choirs sang, diplomas were presented and hats flew at the graduations while class valedictorians

and salutatorians carried the responsibility of a final message to their classes. SKHS’ Class of 2010 valedictorian and salutatorian are Elizabeth Feinauer and Lindsay Roe. Scott’s Class of 2010 valedictorian and salutatorian are Samantha Manning and Hayley Myers.

SCHOOL NOTES McCaffrey awarded scholarship

Kelsey McCaffrey has been awarded a college scholarship from the Kentucky Grocers Education Foundation (KGEF). The KGEF is a non-profit organization dedicated to

provide college scholarships to student employees, the children of employees and the grandchildren of KGA/KACS member companies. McCaffrey graduated from the Notre Dame Academy. She was senior class president, a Spanish student men-

tor, National Honor Society member, Spanish National Honor Society member and a volunteer at Kenton County Animal Shelter. She will attend the University of Kentucky. For information about KGEF scholarships, visit

COLLEGE CORNER Local students named to dean’s list at Transylvania

Transylvania University recently released its dean’s list for the 2010 winter term. Sarah Zembrodt and Lauren Thomas, both of Edgewood, made the dean’s list.

Zembrodt graduated from Notre Dame and Thomas graduated from Scott. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average during the term. For information about the school, visit

Local students named to dean’s list at Bellarmine

Bellarmine University recently released its dean’s list for the 2010 spring semester. Laura Stamm of Crestview Hills, Sarah Roebker of Fort Mitchell, Nicholas Rightmire of

Edgewood, Eric Meier of Villa Hills, Alissa Reuther of Villa Hills, Candace McGraw of Villa Hills, Melissa Tuemler of Edgewood, Maria Chal of Fort Mitchell, Ellen Stamm of Crestview Hills, Jennifer Rechtin of Villa Hills, Elisa Helton of Lakeside Park, Kathleen Chal of

Fort Mitchell and Kathryn Stephens of Crestview Hills made the list. The dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. For information about the school, visit


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June 10, 2010

YMCA honored kids with character By Regan Coomer

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Three Kenton County students were honored for strong characters and dedication to community service at the YMCA Character Awards May 24 in Cincinnati. The YMCA recognized 40 students around the region who exemplify caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and give their time unselfishly to others. Fourteen-year-old Tyler Dorgan of Independence was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. Dorgan has worked hard to be self-reliant and in doing so, is able to help many other students at Twenhofel Middle School with tasks like carrying their backpacks and food trays or putting them on the right school bus. “He helps other students. I believe that makes him very special because he helps out in the community and tries to get those kids to be like he is,” said Dorgan’s mother Linda. Dorgan, who will attend Scott High School in the fall, plays Special Olympics bowling and rides horses at Milestones in Independence. Dorgan has placed in the top three bowlers since he’s been on the team and has won one gold and three silver medals in equestrian events.



Independence resident Tyler Dorgan, who will be a senior at Scott High School in the fall, was recently one of 40 students in the region honored with a YMCA Character Award, which recognizes honesty, respect, caring and responsibility in its winners. Hannah Braun, 16, will be a senior at Holy Cross High School in the fall. The Lakeside Park resident’s dedication to helping children through her volunteer efforts earned her the YMCA Character Award. Braun has volunteered


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Holy Cross High School student Hannah Braun was recently honored with a Character Award from the YMCA. Here Bruan poses with her aunt, who nominated her for the award. into that,” said the 2010 Beechwood grad. “I’ve just always felt that you only live once, so you may as well do as much as you can to leave a positive impact on the world.” Nienaber has certainly been doing his part. In addition to be an excellent student, French Club president and captain of the tennis team, Nienaber also regularly volunteers at the Hospice, where he aids the nursing staff and offers comfort and support to families there. He also has been involved with the Salvation Army, where he helped to serve Thanksgiving dinner, and even traveled to South Africa last year on a mission trip. As for the YMCA Character Award, Nienaber said he was honored, but was even happier to just know that other students also willingly give of their time to help out. “That was the coolest thing for me – to just see other people my age who feel the same way I do about making a positive

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This week in tennis

• Covington Catholic’s Jimmy Roebker beat Maks Gold of Kentucky Country Day 6-3, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the state tournament May 28. In the finals, May 29, Roebker beat Tate Creek’s Roberts 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. • Notre Dame Academy’s Ally Westling beat Christian Academy’s Ellie Gerlach 6-3, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the state tournament May 28. In the semifinals May 29, Westling was defeated by Boyle County’s Witten 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.

This week in track

Covington Catholic boys placed first in the Class 2A Regional Meet May 29. Cov Cath’s Stephen Schwab won the 800 meter in 2:01.62; Alex Connelly won the high jump at 6 feet, 2 inches, and Ruh placed second at 6 feet, 2 inches; Michael Bowdy won the long jump at 21 feet, 5.5 inches, and Conner Maschinot placed second at 20 feet, .5 inches; Paul C u s i c k placed second in the 110 meter hurdles at 15.87, and placed second in the Fishburn 300 meter hurdles at 41 feet, 96 inches; Cov Cath won the 4x100 meter relay in 44.30, placed second in the 4x200 meter relay at 1:33.336, won the 4x400 meter relay in 3:33.22 and won the 4x800 meter relay in 8:26.28; Deglow placed second in the shot put at 45 feet, .5 inches; Brayden Erpenbeck placed second in the discus at 116 feet, 5 inches and Ryan Cahill won the triple jump at 41 feet, 2 inches.

All-Mideast Region awards

Thomas More College sophomore pitcher Paul Uhl, a McNicholas High School graduate, senior second baseman Chris Fishburn, an Elder High School graduate and senior right fielder Marty Kersting, an Elder grad, were all named All-Mideast Region by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). Uhl was named to the first team and will move onto the All-American ballot as he had a 10-1 record in 14 appearances this season. He had a 2.21 earned run average as he pitched 81.1 innings and gave up 29 runs (20 earned) on 61 hits and struck out 64. Fishburn and Kersting were both selected to the second team. Fishburn, the team captain, batted .386 as he was 73-for-189 with seven home runs, 11 doubles, a triple, 56 runs batted-in and 55 runs scored. Kersting was third on the team in batting with a .94 as he was 76-for-193 at the plate with eight home runs, 12 doubles, a triple, 57 RBI and 43 runs scored. His 76 hits and 193 at-bats are both Thomas More single-season records. Uhl, Fishburn, Kersting and the rest of the Saints went 33-16 this season and captured the program’s first Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championship Tournament title and finished regional semifinalists. The team's 33 wins tied the single-season school record for wins.

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Jamison, McCarthy win state track titles By James Weber

It wasn’t the ideal conditions for a personal milestone. Dixie Heights High School senior Hillary Jamison returned to the high jump area fatigued after running in the 4x100-meter relay in the Class 3A state track and field meet June 5 at the University of Louisville. With two other contestants having failed in three attempts at 5-foot-4, Jamison still had all three of her chances at that height. If she cleared the bar, she would win her first state title. With all eyes on her, she did just that on her last attempt to win the Class 3A title. It was her first time clearing 5-4. “It’s the best feeling I’ve ever had,” she said. “It feels great. It took a lot of heart,


Notre Dame placed eighth in the 3A 4x200 relay June 5 at the University of Louisville. From left: Sullivan Culbertson, Darrian Johnson, Jamie Bramlage, Katie Zembrodt. JAMES WEBER/STAFF

Beechwood junior Brianna McCarthy (right) poses with her state championship medal in the Class 1A discus June 5 at the University of Louisville. but I knew I could do it. I did it for my family and my school. We go to state, but we don’t get many state champs.” Jamison was one of several Colonel medalists (top eight) in the state meet. The girls’ 4x800 team finished


Villa Madonna sophomore Kelsi Pickens finished sixth in the Class 1A high jump June 5 at the University of Louisville.

sixth. On the boys’ side, senior Ryan Smith finished second in the 1,600 and eighth in the 3,200. Matt Reekers and Nathan McKinney also won medals. Beechwood junior Brianna McCarthy repeated as state champ in the Class 1A girls’ discus with a personal-best 118 feet, 2 inches. “It’s awesome,” she said. “I thought it was a great feeling last year, but to repeat feels even better. I’ve been struggling throughout the year, going up and down, but I got it together the last couple of weeks. I improved my throw and got a PR so I’m really happy about that.” McCarthy also finished second in the shot put while getting close to a PR. Beechwood continued its run of success in the girls’ 4x100 relay, finishing third in the state. Hillary Miniard, Robin Hood, Alexis Hunter and Olivia Miniard were the runners. Hood and H.


Dixie Heights senior Lyndsay Wehage runs in the Class 3A 800 meters June 5 at the University of Louisville. Miniard are seniors. Notre Dame won three medals in 3A. Sullivan Culbertson won two, including part of NDA’s eighth-place 4x200 relay. Leah Bramlage was fourth in pole vault. Lily Rodgers of Covington Latin won two medals in the 800 and 1,600 in 1A. For Villa Madonna, Pete Miller was third in the 3,200, and Kelsi Pickens sixth in girls’ high jump. Scott medalled once in 3A, with Jenna Lehkamp taking eighth in the girls’ shot put.


Dixie Heights senior Hillary Jamison poses with her state championship medal in the Class 3A high jump June 5 at the University of Louisville.


4x800: 21st (10:39.75), Brenna Schutzman, Morgan Stenger, Amy Schlachter, Skyler Green. 4x200: 8th (1:47.22), Sullivan Culbertson, Darrian Johnson, Jamie Bramlage, Katie Zembrodt. 4x100: 18th (52.10), Sullivan Culbertson, Jamie Bramlage, Emily Staat, Katie Zembrodt. 4x400: 15th (4:16.17), Darrian Johnson, Brenna Schutzman, Leah Bramlage, Jamie Bramlage. Sullivan Culbertson: 7th in 100 (13.06). Melissa Koch: 11th in 300 hurdles (49.62). Morgan Stenger: 3,200 (did not finish). Jamie Bramlage: 16th in long jump (15-0.25). Leah Bramlage: 4th in pole vault (8-6). Lindsey Hartmann: 21st in triple jump (31-7.25), high jump (no height).

Covington Latin (1A)

4x400: 15th (4:28.46), Lily

Rodgers, Christine Smith, Anna Matchinga, Catherine Smith. Lily Rodgers: 5th in 1,600 (5:29.77), 7th in 800 (2:30.28). Anna Matchinga: 19th in 300 hurdles (53.49). Christine Smith: 12th in 800 (2:35.44).

Villa Madonna girls (1A)

Brianna McCarthy: State champ in discus (118-2), 2nd in shot put (35-2.25). Ellie Vittetoe: 20th in 100 hurdles (18.18). 4x100: 3rd (52.33), Hillary Miniard, Robin Hood, Alexis Hunter, Olivia Miniard. Robin Hood: 12th in 200 (28.21), 12th in high jump (4-8) Lauren Miller: Shot put. Hillary Miniard: 5th in long jump (15-10.25).

4x800: 14th (11:03.01), Melissa Cunha, Brooke Eliot, Jessa Plattner, Katie Miller. 4x200: 18th (1:55.95), Emily Hurtt, Katie Desmarais, Brooke Cauhorn, Haley Duggan. 4x100: 24th (56.32), Cecily Kennedy, Katie Desmarais, Brooke Cauhorn, Alicia Helfrich. 4x400: 17th (4:30.55), Emily Hurtt, Cecily Kennedy, Brooke Cauhorn, Brooke Eliot. Kelsi Pickens: 15th in 100 hurdles (17.74), 13th in 300 hurdles (52.21), 6th in high jump (4-10). Lauren Dumaine: 9th in shot put (30-6.75). Melissa Cunha: 15th in 1,600 (5:58.16). Emily Hurtt: 14th in long jump (14-5.75).

Villa Madonna boys (1A)

Dixie Heights boys (3A)

Beechwood girls (1A)

Daniel Block: 16th in 200 (24.37), 11th in 400 (53.11). Pete Miller: 3rd in 3,200 (10:06.11).

4x100: 20th (45.20), Nathan Meyer, Kyle Hocker, Joey Caudill, Alex Furman. 4x400: 11th (3:29.33), Kyle

Hocker, Nathan McKinney, Matt Reekers, Chris Sikra. Ryan Smith: 2nd in 1,600 (4:22.07), 8th in 3,200 (10:03.11). Matt Reekers: 8th in 1,600 (4:33.24). Nathan McKinney: 8th in 400 (50.44). Stephen Zumdick: 18th in discus (123-3). Chris Sikra: 9th in pole vault (11-6).

(50.13). Ally Tekulve: 20th in 1,600 (5:57.16). Anna Ochs: 11th in 400 (1:01.33). Lyndsay Wehage: 18th in 800 (2:30.65). Paige Turner: 10th in pole vault (7-6). Marissa Lopez: 19th in pole vault (7-0).

Dixie Heights girls (3A)

Scott boys (3A)

Hillary Jamison: State champ in high jump (5-4). 4x100: 15th (51.84), McKenna Edgett, Anna Ochs, Chelsea Perdue, Hillary Jamison. 4x200: 18th (1:51.18), Anna Ochs, Paige Turner, Carly Walz, Chelsea Perdue. 4x400: 11th (4:13.72), Anna Ochs, Carly Walz, Lyndsay Wehage, Hillary Jamison. 4x800: 6th (10:13.49), Lyndsay Wehage, Ally Tekulve, Courtney Hutchison, Sarah Moore. McKenna Edgett: 12th in 100 hurdles (17.09), 14th in 300 hurdles

4x800: 23rd (8:59.42), Sean LaBarge, Brett Pierce, Stephen Supe, Keegan Hanrahan.

Scott girls (3A)

Taylor Jackson: 16th in 100 hurdles (17.49). Jenna Lehkamp: 8th in shot put (32-5). Katie Bell: 10th in long jump (158.5). Eva Ross: 11th in long jump (156.5), 25th in high jump (4-8). Jen Fredley: 11th in high jump (4-10).


Colonels fall in final

Dixie Heights’ baseball team holds up its Ninth Region runner-up trophy after losing to Boone County 3-1 in the regional final June 5 at Champion Window Field. Dixie ended with a school record 30 wins.


Dixie Heights’ Corbin DeMatteo runs down Boone County’s Justin Carzoli in the regional final June 5 at Champion Window Field.


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Sports & recreation

June 10, 2010

Colonels third in 2A state track meet By James Weber

Covington Catholic finished third in the Class 2A state track and field meet June 3 at the University of Louisville. Central won the title with 100 points to end Cov Cath’s hopes of repeating its 2009 title. The Colonels won 11 top-eight medals overall, including placing fifth or better in all four relays. Paul Cusick was sixth in the 110 hurdles (15.65) and eighth in the 300 hurdles (40.95). He was part of two relay medals for the maximum four total. Stephen Schwab was third in the 800 (2:00.02) and Alex Flynn was sixth

(2:02.45). Ryan Cahill was eighth in triple jump (41-9.5). Alex Connelly was second in high jump (6-2) and Stephen Ruh was sixth (60). Cov Cath was third in the 4x100 (43.75) with Michael Bowdy, Connor Maschinot, Thomas Batts and Austin Hudepohl. Cov Cath was fourth in the 4x800 (8:21.75) with Alex Flynn, Evan Haag, James Simms and Stephen Schwab. CCH was fourth in the 4x400 (3:27.92) with Peter Thomas, Ryan Snyder, Alex Menne and Paul Cusick. CCH was fifth in the 4x200 (1:32.96) with Michael Bowdy, Thomas Batts, Austin Hudepohl and

Paul Cusick. Austin Hudepohl was 12th in the 110 hurdles (16.07). Matt Smith was 14th in the 1,600 (4:45.56) and Khang Le 16th (4:46.66). James Simms was 12th in the 3,200 (10:31.43) and Braden Schlagbaum 15th (10:34.05). Brayden Erpenbeck was 14th in the shot put (42-9) and 18th in the discus (113-2). Andy Deglow was 16th in shot put (42-7.5). Michael Bowdy was ninth in long jump (207.25). Connor Maschinot was 14th in long jump (198.75). Steven Knapik was 14th in pole vault (10-0).

Signing on

Four seniors at Beechwood High School signed letters of intent to play collegiate sports May 12. Matt Rigdon will play football for Thomas More College, Melissa Thurman will swim for the University of Evansville, Maddie Mescher will swim for Centre College and Paige Gooch will golf for DePauw University.

Senior all-stars return to field By James Weber

Bob Schneider will be the honoree at the Northern Kentucky East/West football all-star game. The annual senior allstar contest will take place 7 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at Dixie Heights High School. Admission is $5, $3 for students, with proceeds going to scholarship funds.

Schneider retired following last season after 44 years as head coach at Newport Central Catholic. He is the state’s all-time winningest coach. “His 44 years of dedication to (Northern Kentucky) youth and to Kentucky football and baseball may stand forever as the benchmark for high school coaching greatness,� said Holy Cross head coach Bruce Kozerski

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What was the best advice your father gave you, and did you follow it? What happened? “Please don’t think that I did not love my father based on my answer to this question. He was a good man, and a hard working man. But there wasn’t a real parental connection between him and me. “Dad was born in Austria Hungary in 1892, and migrated to this country in the early 20th century. He had only a meager primary school education, and thus ended up being a laborer in the steel mills of southern Ohio. He and my mother had 12 children, raising 11 of them to adulthood. Life was so very difficult for both of them, but they persevered, and in my opinion, they did a wonderful job. My mother was the dominant figure in my childhood, and I was the second youngest of the 12. Dad was 44 when I was born, and although he worked hard all of his life to help support his family, he wasn’t equipped with the intellectual skills to give me advice, per se. “I had the benefit of a good education that he did not, and I accept that. He died in 1968, and he was a good, good man.” Bill B. “My best advice from my Dad (and my Mom) was to save. ‘It isn’t what you make but what you save.’ So when I was making $12 a week at Wolfer’s Forestville Pharmacy, I started buying a Series E bond once a month ... and then I got lucky and obtained an $18 a week position at the bank on Hyde Park Square and started buying a $50 bond a month. “To make this shorter, when my husband and I went to buy our first home my boss said if I could come up with $7,500 they could make me a 4 percent loan. By that time, I’d piled up several $100 bonds (they were only $50 each at buying time). I raised the $7,500. I worked at that bank for 19 years. And what was my salary in the end? $75 a week.” J.F. “‘Pay your credit card bill in full every month – don’t spend money you don’t have.’ I absolutely followed it. “Dad was a banker, heading up consumer financing when credit cards were the new big idea. He signed me up for one – and sent it to me with that warning. “He also threatened to cancel my card the first time he found out I paid interest on my account. Not such a good thing for his bank - but excellent financial advice I still heed it today, 40 years later.” J.S.B. “The best advice my father ever gave me: “Never buy anything on credit except your house and maybe your car.” Tough advice to adhere to in these economic times, but sound enough that if anyone could actually do this, they would undoubtedly be in safer, more stable financial condition than most people. ‘Nuff said.” M.M. “My father always said, ‘I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.’ This is in fact a quote from Thomas Jefferson. “I tell my own children this and I think it has held true in my life. I work hard in my job and I







What movie, scene from a movie, or song is guaranteed to make you cry? Send answer to with “Chatroom” in the subject line. feel lucky that I still love it after 31 years. I work at my marriage and I am lucky to be more in love now than 18 years ago. “I have wonderful friends and family. I feel very lucky indeed.” K.L.S. The best advice my father ever gave me – be true to yourself and your family. Work hard, play hard. Be honest. Have fun ... life here on earth is way too short enjoy it. “Thanks Dad – I love you!” L.R. “My father gave me advice by the way he lived his life. I try daily to follow his example. He showed me how to overcome failure, forgive, laugh, listen and most importantly how to love unconditionally. He is my hero! He touched so many lives during his 74 years on earth. We all miss him.” D.M.R. “When interviewing for my first real job out of college he said, ‘Don't be intimidated by the old boys.’ I listened, I wasn’t, and I got the job.” C.A.S.

“The best advice he gave me was to remember anything you got for nothing is worth nothing. I came to find out that to be very true on several occasions someone gave me something for nothing and it usually turned out that I would pay more to keep in repair than if I had gone out and purchased the item new.” L.S. “When something bad or unfortunate happened in my life as a kid and as an adult – he would say, ‘It will all work out, pray about it and another door will open when one closes.’ Not only did that work but has gotten me through some tough days in my life and with my family. I give the same advise now to others in time of crisis. You may not see the new opportunity on the other side of the door , but it will be there. Pray about it and you will see it!” C.A.P.

It’s that time of year again. No, not baseball season, beach season, or the holiday season. Something else that occurs year after year is smog season. While people don’t look forward to smog season it faithfully returns each summer, starting in April and extending through October. Smog is at its peak intensity during summer. Ground-level ozone is the type of smog that is of main concern for the greater Cincinnati area. Ground-level ozone results from motor vehicle exhaust, industrial emissions, gasoline and chemicals that have been “baked” by sunlight. Smog is an air pollutant that can negatively affect anyone. People especially at-risk include children, the elderly and individuals suffering from respiratory problems. Symptoms from smog exposure include a limited ability to breathe, irritation of the throat and lungs, which cause coughing and sometimes choking. In addition, the impact smog has on the ecosystem is far-reaching. Steve Pendery, president of the Ohio- Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) and Campbell County Executive Judge recognizes the multi-faceted impact of smog, “Smog is a very serious issue in our region that extends to the health of our resi-

dents, the environment we live in, and the economy we spend in.” A survey of greater Cincinnati residents found that an Callie overwhelming Holtegel m a j o r i t y acknowledge Community the seriousness Recorder of smog and guest genuinely want columnist to help improve it. 49.4 percent of respondents believe that air pollution in greater Cincinnati is a problem and want to make an effort to improve the situation, and 22 percent of respondents found the seriousness of air pollution in greater Cincinnati extremely important and want to see change now. In order to see Cincinnati’s smog decrease and the air quality to improve, individuals need to do their share for cleaner air. While taking on responsibility for Cincinnati’s air quality might initially seem like a burden or chore, it’s actually very simple and easy to do! “It doesn’t take much effort to change your daily habits and advocate for clean air in Cincinnati,” said OKI Executive Director



Mark Policinski. “Being conscientious and planning ahead can make a big difference.” The survey, conducted by OKI, revealed how real people apply clean air principles in everyday life. When posed the question, “How do you do your share for cleaner air?” individuals reflected on their clean air habits. A mother of two responded, “Having good carpooling practices through riding with friends to social events, church, and the mall.” A Xavier University student said, “Walking to campus with my roommates, instead of all of us driving separately.” Some additional ways to reduce smog include taking the bus (call METRO 513-621-4455 or TANK 859-331-8265), ride a bike, refuel your vehicle after 8 p.m., conserve electricity, eliminate unnecessary vehicle trips, creating a smog alert notification system for employees, and avoid use of gasoline powered lawn equipment on smog alert days. There are resources available regarding air pollution, smog, and how you can make an impact in Cincinnati. Visit the website or call 1800-621-SMOG. Callie Holtegel is a Communications Intern for the Ohio- Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments.


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Blaise Wintersheimer explains to fifth grade students at St. Augustine School the challenges individuals with dyslexia have in deciphering certain letters when reading. Mr. Wintersheimer's presentation was part of the Everybody Counts week-long celebration at the school.

Session a good deal for N. Ky. The old saying “You can't see the forest through the trees” is true about the mainstream news reporting on the special session of the Kentucky General Assembly. All we read in the papers was the $60,000 a day it cost taxpayers to have the special session. Here are the facts: By the Senate holding the line and not agreeing to a budget during the regular session, we saved Kentucky taxpayers millions. The old saying you need to “know when to hold 'em, and know when to fold 'em” could not have been more true. Just the interest on the $1 billion worth of borrowing that the House proposed and the Senate refused to go along with would be approximately $1.2 million a day, according to Debra Gabbard with the Budget Office of the Legislative Research Commission. This comes to $365 million a

year alone on interest, compared to the $ 3 0 0 , 0 0 0 ($60,000 a day) the special session cost taxpayers. Do the math. State Sen. As you can John see, it would Schickel have been a bad deal for the SenCommunity ate to go along Recorder with the goverguest nor and the columnist House leadership, just to agree on a budget during the regular session. As it turned out, in the special session, the governor proposed a budget almost identical to the original Senate budget proposed during the regular session, and everything worked out fine. Thank goodness we did not

agree to a bad budget simply to avoid a special session because of pressure from the press as some wanted to do. All along we in the Senate believed you cannot spend, borrow or gamble your way to prosperity and that now is a time for shared sacrifice and government belt-tightening, just like Kentucky families and businesses have been doing for the past three years. Add into that the $160 million Northern Kentucky received in much-needed road funds, and I believe that the special session was truly a good deal for Northern Kentucky taxpayers. State Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, represents the 11th Senate District which includes Boone and Gallatin Counties and part of Kenton County. He welcomes your concerns or comments toll-free at 1-800-372-7181 or online at S011.htm.

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“The best advice my father gave was when I was in high school and had a paycheck from my first job. I wanted to open a charge card from a department store down town, (Shillito’s). My father advised me to open a card requiring the balance be paid off in full each month instead of paying a minimun balance and accruing finance charges. He stressed the importance of paying bills on time and how using a credit card wisely would help establish a good credit rating for future purchases of a car and later on a home. “That was the best financial advice I could have received. To this day all credit cards are paid in full on a monthly basis! K.K. “My dad always told me to finish what I started. He must’ve said it enough since now I do it without thinking. I still try to avoid procrastination and always take responsibility. Not a bad lesson.” D.R.

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Shelter volunteers to create nonprofit By Regan Coomer

Field days

It’s a ritual all children look forward to as the school year draws to a close: Field days and the approaching beginning of summer fun. Students at River Ridge Elementary in Villa Hills tossed balloons, played tug-of-war, and just had a good time in general. See pictures from the day. SCHOOL, A7

Sticker shock

A program in Kenton County to raise awareness about responsibility and preventing underage drinking continues to grow. Sticker Shock will be back in participating stores, applying labels and reminding adults it is their job to keep adult beverages out of the hands of kids. LIFE, B1

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Kenton County Animal Shelter volunteers plan to start their own 501-C3 nonprofit to keep track of donations and purchase extras for the shelter. Volunteer Janet Scanlon said the nonprofit is needed because using the fiscal court’s system of dolling out donation money is inconvenient for the day-to-day business of the shelter. “When we do something and need to pay for it, the fiscal court only meets twice a month and if we miss that, it could be a month. The people we deal with can’t wait that long to get the bills paid,” she said. Currently, when donations are made to the animal shelter and shelter employees want to expend that money, it must first be approved by the fiscal court. Scanlon said some people hesitate to donate to the shelter because they’re not sure where the money is going or if it will be spent in the way they’d like it to be spent. “How can we run any kind of program like that?” Scanlon asked. County Treasurer Jerry REGAN COOMER/STAFF Knochelmann said starting a 501- Kenton County Animal Shelter volunteer Janet Scanlon plans to start a nonprofit organization that will provide extras for the shelter’s inhabitants. C3 is an “excellent solution,” tesy of donations, are a reasonmoney like we have.” adding it’s diffiMore information Scanlon also plans to start a ably-priced spay and neuter procult for the counwebsite for the nonprofit to keep gram for the community, a new Kenton County Animal Shelter volunteer Janet Scanlon ty to track dona- recently shared 2009 shelter statistics with the Kenton people up-to-date and share sound system and commercials tions year to County Fiscal Court: happy “tails” with shelter support- advertising the shelter as a comyear if they’re In 2009, 6,097 animals stayed in the shelter. There were munity resource similar to the ers. not spent, espe- 24,000 visitors and more than 4,000 volunteer hours. “The whole reason I brought Kenton County Extension Office. Therapy animals visited nursing homes 45 times and 30 cially if there are If anyone is interested in helpthis to the attention of the court is caveats attached girl scout troops visited the shelter, earning badges. I think people who donate their ing out with the in-progress 501to that money. e-mail Scanlon at money intend for it to go to things C3, “We don’t want to not fulfill set up for that kind of tracking,” above and beyond what the coun- the requirements of the people he said. “The nonprofit won’t ty would provide,” she said. who donate money, but we’re not have restrictions on spending Coming up for the shelter, cour-

Teacher chosen for international summit By Regan Coomer

St. Joseph School teacher Kathy Schlachter’s classroom is SMART(er) than the average board. Schlachter incorporates her interactive, electronic SMART Board into about 70 percent of her student’s course work to help them be more interested and invested in the material. “My kids would be lost without the SMART Board. School would really boring for them, I think,” she laughed. Now Schlachter will get the chance to showcase her skills at a SMART Board Exemplary Educator Summit in July in Alberta, Canada. The SMART Exemplary Educator program recognizes educators internationally who are using SMART products in innovative ways. Schlachter was one of 50 Exemplary Educators chosen from around the world to attend the summit, which will introduce new SMART technologies and feature training workshops, project planning and the opportunity to network with other educators, some-


Students hurried to beat the clock in a counting change game on St. Joseph School teacher Kathy Schlachter’s SMART board May 28. Schlachter was one of 50 educators recently chosen to attend a SMART board conference in Canada this summer. thing Schlachter is excited about. “We’re going to get to play with all the new stuff that hasn’t come out yet; I’m so psyched about that,” she said. “I know I’m going to learn more and I can’t wait to get up there to be with other teachers and share files back and forth.” Schlachter uses the SMART Board for activities ranging from

the simple, such as taking attendance, to the more complex games that teach necessary skills. The attendance program is fun for students because each one has his or her name on a piece of season-appropriate clipart which they then drag to the “present” box. “They know it’s the first thing I want them to do in the morning. It has instructions on it about

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whether or not I want homework collected or if I want them to do a workbook page,” Schlachter explained. But the program also just makes attendance fun for students, who are eager to see the clipart change each month - from elves in December to kids in bathing suits close to summertime. “The first day of the month they can’t wait to see what the new thing is going to be,” she said. Next school year Schlachter will help students in the computer club make similar attendance programs for other teachers. “They’ll love doing it, teachers love the program so it’s a win-win all around,” she said. St. Jo Principal Cathy Stover wasn’t surprised Schlachter was chosen for the summit. “Kathy has attended several workshops on the use of the SMART Board in the classroom. She has shared her knowledge not only with the teachers here at St. Jo’s, but also with teachers in other schools.”


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Safety is focus of upcoming bike rodeos By Jason Brubaker

Whether you’re on two wheels or three, there’s never a bad time to learn about safety. That’s why the police departments in Villa Hills and Edgewood will again be sponsoring their annual Bike Rodeos this month, designed to teach kids about the importance of bicycle safety. The rodeos will include safety inspections and obstacles course for the kids, whether they’re on bikes or tricycles. “It’s just a way to ensure that all of the kids learn about safety,” said Villa Hills Officer Mel Wright. “It’s always a fun event for the kids, and it’s something we enjoy doing.” In Edgewood, Office Terry Chinn said their event will once again be dubbed the “Justin Schumacher


Jonathan and Christopher Fitz ride through an obstacle course at Freedom Park during the Justin Schumacher Rodeo on Wheels bike safety program in 2009. JASON BRUBAKER/STAFF

Villa Hills Explorer Broderick Schmeing helps Will Bolin through the obstacle course during the Villa Hills Bike Rodeo last year. Rode on Wheels,” in a tribute to former Edgewood resident Justin Schumacher,

who was killed in 1992 at the age of 12 while riding rollerblades near Dixie

Highway. The event will be held at Freedom Park on June 8, and will start at 10

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a.m. There will be an obstacle course for both the younger and older children, and bikes will be provided for any child who doesn’t have one and wants to participate. “It’s a fun event for them, but it also really important for the kids to learn the proper signaling and how to tighten their helmets - things like that,” said Chinn. “We usually have a pretty good turnout, and we hope that’s the case again this year.” In Villa Hills, Wright said the department will have a brief safety lecture before inspecting the equipment and putting the kids

BRIEFS Large-item pickup June 7

The city of Park Hills will hold its large-item pickup along with regular trash pickup Wednesday June 7. Residents may sit out their large items on Tuesday evening. If residents have any questions about which items are acceptable, they should call the city building at (859) 431-6252.

Spring Fling show

Organizers have released the list of winners of the Second Annual Spring Fling Juried Arts & Craft Show. The last day to view the show is Friday May 28 at the Crescent Springs Presbyterian Church, 710 Western Reserve Road. Best of Show and a cash prize of $150 went to Marianna Lutes Briner’s oil painting, “Dr. Tom.” First place and $75 went to Sandy Kent for her


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through an obstacle course in the Tom Braun Field parking lot on June 16. Although the younger kids will have a truncated course, he said he is trying to make the obstacle course for the older children more challenging this year. “I think last year, it was a little to easy for them, so we’re going to change it up a bit,” he said. Both rodeos are free to attend, and registration is not required. For more information, contact the Villa Hills Police Department at 341-3535 or the Edgewood Police Department at 331-5910.

acrylic painting, “Nature Trail 2.” Second place and $50 went to Joel Rader for his pastel painting, “3-year-old Portrait.” Third place and $25 went to Margie Lakeberg for her oil painting, “Devou Guards.” Certificates of Merit Awards went to: • Becky Burdick, acrylic painting, "Pink Cornflowers" • Evelyn Elliott, acrylic painting, “Tidal Pools” •Patricia Foxworthy, watercolor painting, “The Pecking Order” • Donald Koos, oil/bead painting, “Choices” • Debby Raymond, oil pastel, “Eastern by Eden” • Elmira Scott, painted porcelain vase, “Tulips” • Holly Spraul, oil painting, “New Delhi” • Grace Thoeny, fabric paper mache sculpture, “Study in Blue”

Villa celebrates birthday

The city of Villa Hills will celebrate their 48th anniversary with a party at the Villa Hills Civic Club on June 12. The party will run from 11 a.m. until around 3 p.m., and is open to all residents. For more information, call 341-1515, or visit


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Girl Scouts Katie Warner, 6 of Independence and Isabella Baker, 7 of Walton, from troop 1333, wave their flags from the float in the Erlanger Memorial Day parade. The parade was hosted by the communities of Erlanger and Elsmere, along with the Ralph Fulton VFW Post 6423 located in Erlanger.



Five-year-old Brooklyn Stoffel of Erlanger waves at the parade on Memorial Day. There were multiple parades held throughout Kenton County on Monday, May 31.

Alex Ward, 7, of Erlanger, and his brother, Max, sport antique military hats as they watch the Erlanger Memorial Day parade. The parade was hosted by the communities of Erlanger and Elsmere, along with the Ralph Fulton VFW Post 6423 of Erlanger.

Good day for parades

Parades marked a day of community and rememberance throughout Kenton County Monday, May 31. Almost every community in the county had celebrations. Here are a select few held along Dixie Highway.


Spc. Matthew Hurst holds his daughters, Kaylyn, 2, and Piper, 1, as they watch the Memorial Day parade. The parade was hosted by the communities of Erlanger and Elsmere, along with the Ralph Fulton VFW Post 6423 located in Erlanger. PATRICIA SCHEYER/CONTRIBUTOR

Gabrielle Baker, 4 of Fort Wright and her sister Katherine, 7, wave to the parade in Park Hills. The Park Hills Memorial Day parade began at the Northern Kentucky University Covington Campus at 10:30 a.m. Memorial Day.

Riley Hurst, 7 of Fort Wright, and his brother Lucas, 5, watch the Memorial Day parade with their dog Echo, a one and a half year old boxer. The Park Hills Memorial Day parade began at the Northern Kentucky University Covington Campus at 10:30 a.m. Memorial Day.

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An Army truck sports the sign, Support Our Troops in the Park hills Memorial Day parade. PATRICIA SCHEYER/CONTRIBUTOR

The Veterans of Foreign Wars color guard in the Park Hills Memorial Day parade.

The grand marshalls, Dave and Char Fangman at the Park Hills Memorial Day Parade.



Park Hills Civic Association's float is Thomas the Train, in the Park Hills Memorial Day parade.


Brayden Wulfeck, 8 of Edgewood and his siblings, Brian, 11, and Briana, 13, pet Ready, the horse, after the Covington Mounted Police took part in the Edgewood Memorial Day celebration. Spc. Eric Higgins rides Ready, while Spc. Jon Mangus is mounted on Bull.



Boy Scouts from troop 779, Mark Ryan, 12, from Edgewood, Anthony Kruetzkamp, 12, Elsmere, Hayden Skinner-Fine, 14 Villa Hills, Eddie Kruetzkamp, 16, Elsmere, and Tim Garcia, 14, Walton, stand at attention after the wreath has been placed at the Edgewood Memorial.



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By Jason Brubaker

River Ridge firstgrader Noah Jefferson took one final look at the yellow water balloon in his hand before glancing, hesitantly, back across the approximately 15 feet of grass separating him from classmate Brady Macke. “Okay, don’t drop this one,” he cautioned, preparing to throw it. “Well make sure it’s a good throw then,” Macke replied, barely getting the words out before the balloon landed short of him and burst on the ground. “Oh no, I guess that’s it!” Flying water balloons and smiles filled the air at River Ridge on May 26-27, as the students took part in the annual Field Day activities. The students played a number of fun games in the large field behind the school, including the water balloon toss, hula hoop race, tug-of-war and bean bag toss. The students rotated through the games, their shouts filling the humid afternoon air. “This has been fun,” confirmed firstgrader Avery Hicks, trying to catch his breath after the hula hoop race. “I wish we could do it every day!”

Volunteer Charles Frazier encourages a group of River Ridge first-graders during the Tug-of-War on Field Day.



River Ridge first-graders Avery Hicks and Zach Ernst try to keep their balance during the hula hoop race on Field Day on May 26.


River Ridge first-grader Drake Pitz sizes up the target in the bean bag toss during Field Day.

River Ridge firstgraders Noah Jefferson and Brady Macke carefully toss a water balloon during Field Day on May 26. They ended up winning the event.


Notre Dame Academy student achieves first place Notre Dame Academy student, Kelly Kleier, took first place at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in environmental science in Bethesda, Maryland, Saturday, May 1. Kleier was awarded a $12,000 scholarship to the school of her choice from the Department of Defense and an all-expensepaid two-week trip to the London International Youth Science Forum where she will represent the U.S. this summer. Two NDA students attended the symposium. Kelly, a junior at NDA, presented her research on the “Prototype Solar-Powered Liquid Piston Engine” and Monica McFadden, an NDA freshman, presented her research “Nitrate Removal by Biobarriers.” Under the direction and guidance of Sister Mary Ethel Parrot, SND, both students also

recently participated in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in San Jose, California. The National Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program promotes original research and experimentation in the sciences, engineering and mathematics at the high school level and publicly recognizes students for outstanding achievement. The National JSHS is jointly sponsored by the United States Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force in cooperation with leading research universities throughout the nations. The national competition included the winning projects from 49 regions including the Department of Defense schools abroad.

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Kenton students dance for greener tomorrow By Regan Coomer

Need to blow off steam from the school year? Dancing around in lab coats to “The Electric Slide” should just about do it. More than 200 students slid around to the time-honored dance at Kenton County Schools’ Third Annual E=WISE2 luncheon May 26. When the dance was over, school officials got to the real business of the luncheon – giving out awards to Energy Wise teams across the district for their accomplishments toward a greener, more environmentally-friendly school. “In our district, teachers and staff members used to take energy for granted. But that has changed,” said Chris Baker, the district’s Energy Systems Coordinator. “School districts in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and North Carolina are using the E=WISE2 program as a model to create their own energy awareness programs.” Superintendent Tim Hanner and Board of Education President Karen Collins gave out the bronze, silver and gold awards to each elementary, middle and


Kenton County Schools hosted the Third Annual E=WISE2 luncheon Wednesday, May 26. Kenton County Administrator Gary McCormick “entertained” students with a not-so-interesting talk about energy while the E=WISE2 mascot, Wise Guy, snuck up behind him and held up signs reading “Let’s pull the plug on this guy”, much to the delight of students present. high school. Summit View Elementary was the big winner of the luncheon: the school was named the Gold school in the elementary category and awarded $750. Later, the school was named the Green School of the Year across the district and

hard work, he was glad they got a chance to cut lose: “The focus was on the kids. They were getting out of their chairs and dancing and really celebrating all the work they’ve done this year.” The luncheon was also attended by members of the Kentucky School Board Association. KSBA member Ron Willhite is the director of the association’s School Energy Manger’s Project (SEMP), which is working to hire energy managers like Baker to 132 districts across the state using federal stimulus money. “It’s really going to be a great thing for districts,” Willhite said. “By saving energy you save costs. These costs savings can then be transferred by to the classroom.” Willhite said the energy managers will be in place by July 1.

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Kenton County Schools hosted the Third Annual E=WISE2 luncheon Wednesday, May 26. The district’s Wise Guy literally pulled the plug on Gary McCormick’s talk: at the event the lights were dimmed and the Wise Guy single-handedly dragged McCormick, a district literacy administrator, off the stage.




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The Regional Youth Leadership Class of 2010 celebrated its graduation on March 7 at The Phoenix.

The Regional Youth Leadership Class of 2010 celebrated its graduation on March 7 at The Phoenix. The students recently completed the eight-month program which helps build leadership skills and encourages community involvement among young people. Students were exposed to complex issues and challenges facing the region through interactive sessions with community leaders and decision makers. The sessions covered diversity, local government, economic development, law, arts and culture, money, health care and community service. The Class of 2010 consists of 41 students representing 40 different Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area high schools.

Regional Youth Leadership is a nonprofit program. The title sponsor for this year's program was Ohio National Financial Services; presenting sponsors were KeyBank Foundation, Walmart (Fort Wright, Florence and Alexandria) and Turner Construction. Members of the Class of 2010 from local Kenton County schools are: Robin Brundage - Villa Madonna Academy Addison Cain - Covington Latin School Michael Danahy - St. Henry District High School Hannah DeJarnette - Calvary Christian School Lauren Harrett - Notre Dame Academy Matthew Judy - WaltonVerona High School Sungkwon Kudo - Lloyd Memorial High School Brianna McCarthy -

B.E.S.T celebrated Education Alliance of Northern Kentucky recently recognized the impact made by B.E.S.T. partnerships across the region at a special Eggs ‘N Issues event, the B.E.S.T. Celebration Breakfast on Tuesday, May 11. The breakfast was a wonderful opportunity to congratulate the partnerships on their success throughout the year, while also allowing special achievements of the partnerships to be celebrated.

2010 B.E.S.T. Award recipients included:

Outstanding Work Ethic K-8 Award: Piner Elementary and Ticona Ockerman Middle School and Schwan Food Company

B.E.S.T. Service Learning Partnership Award:

Walton Verona Middle School and McDonalds

BEST “Rookie” Outstanding Partnership of the Year:

New Haven Elementary and Skyline Twenhofel Middle School and NKY Health Department

BEST Outstanding Projects of the Year:

Boone County High School and Citi Holmes High School and Citi

B.E.S.T. Hall of Fame Inductees included:

Goodridge Elementary and Citi, Ockerman Middle School and Schwan Food, 6th District Elementary and Gateway Community and Technical College, and Boone County High School and Citi.

In addition to annual awards, a new honor was presented to Gold Standard B.E.S.T. Partnerships, based on their focus throughout

the year to producing measurable results, implementing high impact partnership activities, providing equal benefits to the school and business partner and displaying identifiable community impact. These partnerships for the 2009-2010 school year were selected based on the data that was submitted on the partnership tracking tools and include: Twenhofel Middle School and NKY Health Department, St. Augustine and PNC Bank, Holmes High School and Citi, Ockerman Middle School and Schwan’s Global Supply Chain, Inc., Piner Elementary and Ticona Engineering Solutions, Conner High School and Citi, New Haven Elementary and Skyline Chili, Boone County High School and Citi, Sixth District Elementary and Gateway Community and Technical College, and Goodridge Elementary and Citi. The event was presented by PNC Bank and The Bank of Kentucky with The Kentucky Enquirer/ serving at the title sponsor. The B.E.S.T. Awards sponsors were Central Bank, City of Crestview Hills, Toyota, and C.K. Ash Insurance. For questions or more information about the B.E.S.T. program and how to get involved, please contact Amanda Dixon at or 859-578-6396.

Beechwood High School Emma McGregor - Dixie Heights High School Quentin Muth - Scott High School Brett Riedinger - Covington Catholic High School Katelyn Stenger - Notre Dame Academy Ellen Sterry -Ludlow High School

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Edgewood Police Officer Terry Chinn always enjoys reading over the D.A.R.E. student essays each year, wanting to see what the kids have learned. However, picking the best ones is not always an easy chore. “We had a lot of terrific kids this year, and it was a hard decision,” he said. “So I’m proud of all of the kids and the work they did this year.” Here are some excerpts from the winning essays from Caywood Elementary fifth-graders.

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Does the Reds’ early-season success make it more likely that you will go to a game, or more games, this season? Why or why not? “It doesn’t influence my decision to go or not to go. I love going to the Reds games and try to catch a game (at least) once a year. It’s always fun and the stadium is (still) so beautiful with a great view. If they don’t win the night I’m there, no big deal – you win some and you lose some. I’m a Reds fan through the highs and lows.” J.K. “My son and I were making plans for going to at least one Reds game this summer. It would be our third since The Great American Ball Park opened a few years ago. Obviously we’re glad the Reds are doing so well. We might go to more than one game due to that.” R.V. “I really don’t care where the Reds are in the standings. I like to go anytime the Cubs are in town. Was born and raised in Wrigley and am sticking with them till they win.

Next question What was the best advice your father gave you, and did you follow it? What happened? Send your answer to “” with Chatroom in the subject line. “However, Great American Ballpark, while not Wrigley Field, is a great venue for baseball, especially compared to that stadium monstrosity called Riverfront. Went just a week ago to see St. Louis and really enjoyed the atmosphere. So support your team, the facilities, the city, even if they are the Reds.” J.Z. “It has been years since I enjoyed a Reds game. I was there when Pete hit 4,192 and I also went to a World Series game years ago. “I enjoyed the Big Red Machine of the 1970s. The Reds of the last 25 years have not impressed me very much. However, if they continue to perform I could take in a day game.” J.S.D.

Reasons for not buckling up don’t add up Excuses, excuses. Those who drive or ride without using seat belts often have excuses. But how do excuses stack up against statistics that show seat belts save lives? As Kentuckians prepared to travel this Memorial Day weekend, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) wants all motorists to forget the excuses and listen to the facts. “Thousands of lives could be saved and critical injuries could be prevented if occupants would just buckle up,” said KOHS Executive Director Chuck Geveden. Statistics for 2009 indicate 398 (61.3 percent) of the 649 people who were killed in motor vehicles last year in Kentucky were not wearing a seat belt. When worn correctly, seat belts are proven to reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat occupants by 45 percent – and by 60 percent in pickup trucks, SUVs, and minivans. Despite a wealth of data showing that seat belts save lives – and also despite implementation of a primary seat belt law – Kentucky’s 80 percent seat belt usage rate lags behind the national rate of 84 percent. What reasons do people give for not using a seat belt? • Seat belts can cause injuries, such as a broken collar bone. Seat belts reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45 percent and the risk of moderate to critical injury by 50 percent. • I don’t need a seat belt when driving at slow speeds or on short trips. Most crash deaths occur within 25 miles of home and at speeds less than 40 mph. • I might be trapped if my car catches fire or becomes submerged. Crashes involving fire or water amount to one-half of 1 percent of all crashes. • I don’t need to wear a seat belt because my vehicle has air bags. Air bags are designed to work in combination with seat belts, providing supplemental protection during certain types of crashes. • It makes me feel restrained. That’s the function of a seat

belt! All seat belts allow free movement of the occupant until a crash occurs or until you slam the brakes. Nationwide, 75 Nancy percent of people Wood ejected from a Community motor vehicle are Recorder killed. • It irritates the guest columnist schkiensto. n my neck or Most vehicles have adjustable shoulder belts that can be raised or lowered for comfort. • I am too big to wear a seat belt; it doesn’t fit. Purchasing a seat belt extender may solve this issue. • This is just government trying to control individuals. Every state has traffic laws that set limits on individual behavior. For instance, it is illegal to drink and drive or to speed. It also is illegal to drive or ride without a seat belt. Driving is a privilege, not a right. • I can’t reach my children if they should need attention. If you’re trying to feed, calm or play with your baby in the backseat, attention is not focused on the road and both lives are at risk. Please pull over to a safe location if you need to tend to your child. • I have a medical condition, I can’t wear it. This can be a valid excuse but only if a doctor provides you with a written medical note. The KOHS is coordinating the annual Click It or Ticket campaign in partnership with over 260 law enforcement agencies, including Kentucky State Police. Traffic safety checkpoints and saturation patrols began Monday, May 24, and will run through June 6. “Although the title of the campaign emphasizes the law – that if you don’t wear a seat belt you will be ticketed – the goal of the campaign is to educate the public about the importance of wearing a seat belt and, most importantly, save lives” Geveden said. Nancy Wood is the Public Information Officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 Office.


Walk along

Father Mario Tizziani gives the students encouragement and a high five as they begin the Walk-A-Thon held on Friday, May 21, at St. Cecilia school and Memorial Park in Independence. The students and senior members of St. Cecilia's parish raised money to help upgrade the school library into a state-of-the-art media center.

Mall Road a continued success

It was an early Sunday morning in October 1977, 6:30 a.m. I had just reported for my first day’s work on the Florence Police Department. At that time I was living in a rooming house in Newport and would move to the Normandy Green Apartments several weeks later to begin my 33-year love affair with Boone County. My training sergeant, Chester Snow, said, “Let’s take a ride around and I’ll show you the town.” We went west on U.S. 42 and turned right on Mall Road. The sun was just coming up over the famous “Florence Y’all” water tower, and Sgt. Snow told me that the city hoped the road would be developed for retail someday. Florence Mall had just opened and he explained to me how the water tower had originally read “Florence Mall” but since the mall was not yet built when the water tower was done, the state highway department said it would

have to be changed. Then-Mayor “Hop” Ewing simply changed the “M” to a “Y,” added an apostrophe, and the rest is history. “Hop” Ewing State Sen. John was the father Schickel of the current mayor, Diane Community Whalen, and he, Recorder along with Floguest rence City CounDon columnist cilmen Mager, W.A. Brown, and John Woods, Commissioner Irene Patrick, and State Sen. John Weaver, were living examples of what public service is all about. All are no longer with us. Mall Road exceeded their dreams and soon became the retail shopping destination for the area and the front door of Flo-

rence and Boone County. Last week Florence officials were justifiably proud when the governor officially dedicated the construction of the long-awaited $13 million improvements paid for by the state. This is an excellent investment. Businesses in the Mall Road area generate $26 million in taxes annually and employ 4,000 people with nearly $120 million in wages. More important than this, it updates the front door of our community in a way that would make those great public servants of yesteryear proud of us. State Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, represents the 11th Senate District which includes Boone and Gallatin counties and part of Kenton County. He welcomes your concerns or comments toll-free at 1-800-372-7181 or online at tm.

Uniform supply of nutrients needed Question: Now that my vegetable garden is all planted and growing well, I’m wondering when and how I should fertilize it. Is it OK to fertilize all the different vegetables the same way and at the same time, or do they have different requirements? Answer: The type of fertilizer used should be based on the results of your soil test (a free service through your local county extension office). If you don’t have soil test results, at least apply nitrogen, since that nutrient is used up quickly by the plants, and eventually leaches out of the root zone. A good source of nitrogen for vegetable gardens is ammonium nitrate (34-0-0), which is 34 percent nitrogen, by weight. If a fertilizer containing only 10 percent nitrogen is used, such as 10-1010, or a 12 percent nitrogen fertilizer is used, such as 12-12-12,

then you will need to apply approximately three times as much fertilizer as you would if using ammonium nitrate, since these ferMike Klahr tilizers contain Community only about oneas much Recorder third nitrogen as the columnist a m m o n i u m nitrate. For vegetables to produce lush, continuous growth throughout the season, they need a uniform supply of nutrients. However, many chemical fertilizers are very soluble, so the initial application may leach beyond the root zone before the growing season ends. Thus, many gardeners “sidedress” their crops with an extra application of fertilizer during the growing season. The usual rate is

5 tablespoons of ammonium nitrate/10 feet of row. Asparagus and onions require twice as much, and potatoes should receive about 7 tablespoons/10 feet row. Place the fertilizer in bands about 6 inches to both sides of the rows, then rake it in and water. A combination of chemical fertilizer, organic fertilizer and mulch makes a good side-dressing. The chemical fertilizers give the initial boost required by young plants; organic fertilizers provide nutrients uniformly throughout the season; and mulch keeps the soil more evenly moist and the nutrients more uniformly available. The accompanying table gives the recommended times for sidedressing different vegetables. Mike Klahr is the Boone County Extension Agent for Horticulture.

Working hard

Sydney Egan, a fourth-grade student at White's Tower Elementary, was awarded the "Work Ethic Award" and fulfilled her community service hours at the Kenton County Library in Erlanger on May 18. She created party favors and name tags for an event at the library. She is the daughter of Gretchen and Chris Egan of Independence. PROVIDED

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Christina Marsh of Erlanger enjoys the fish pond at the Mary Queen of Heaven festival last year. The festival includes rides and games for people of all ages.


Greg “Shakey” Shaw, owner of Shakey’s Pub and Grub, says the patrons are his family, along with his dog Buster.

Shakey’s a Florence landmark By Patricia A. Scheyer Community Recorder Contributor

Shakey’s Pub and Grub, located at the corner of U.S. 42 and Ewing Boulevard, has been serving families for nine years now and is more popular than ever. Owner Greg “Shakey” Shaw says the patrons are his family, along with his dog Buster, and Shaw is a well-known face at his establishment. “I went to school in New Orleans for cooking, so most of the food we serve is from my recipes,” said Shaw. “Our fish is terrific, and so are the soups and stews. We have eight cooks, and serve anything from

salads to ribs.” Thirty-two televisions dot the walls, so it is rare to sit and not view a TV. Patrons can also play trivia, darts or the jukebox. Smoke free since last April, Shaw says his business has increased, and he can seat 160 people inside, and an additional 80 outside on the patio in nice weather. “Shakey Shaw has been a friend and a partner in our community for a long time,” said Florence Mayor Diane Whalen. “He is a shining example of what makes Florence a great place to live and play as well!” “I love it here,” said Shaw, and it shows. “I love what I do.”


Freedom fireworks

Enjoy a fireworks show after the Florence Freedom baseball game Friday, June 11, at Champion Window Field. The Florence Freedom will play the Traverse City Beach Bums at 7:05 p.m. Tickets range from $7 to $12. For game and ticket information, visit or call 859-5944487. Champion Window Field is located at 7950 Freedom Way in Florence.

Learn to fly

The Amazing Portable Circus is providing classes at Newport on the Levee for

those wanting to learn how to fly on a trapeze bar like a circus pro. Two-hour classes are being offered for ages 13 and older for $35 to $55 per person. Short classes for children, ages six to 12, are available for $7. The flying trapeze school is open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays and Friday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sundays through October. For more information, visit or call 513-9215454.

CD release party

Ellery will be releasing its latest album, “This Isn’t Over Yet,” at a special CD release party at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center Friday, June 11, at 8 p.m. The show will also include special guest Denison Witmer. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door and $10 in advance. For more information, visit or call 859-957-1940. The Carnegie is located at 1028 Scott Blvd. in Covington.

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Celebrate summer at Kenton’s festivals By Regan Coomer

and Jason Brubaker

It’s summertime, which means party time at Kenton County’s many festivals this season. We’ve compiled a list of summer festivals for your enjoyment. The Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home Festival will take place June 11, 12 and 13 at the home, 75 Orphanage Road. Events include live music each night from local bands such as Code 9, Doghouse and Revolver. There will also be Noll Family Chicken Dinners on Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m., fireworks on Saturday starting at 10 p.m., and a variety of games and rides for all ages. New adult games this year include the “Stein Slide”, where participants try to slide a beer stein down a table into a hole, similar to shuffleboard. “It’s not an easy game, but it should be a lot of fun,” said Morgan Kells, development coordinator. “Between all of the games and rides, we’re pretty sure there will be something for everyone.” Additionally, at 5 p.m. on Sunday, four-time National Cornhole Champion Matt Guy will be on hand to show off his skills and challenge guests to a game. “Apparently, he never misses, so it should be fun to see people try to take him on,” said Kells. More information is available at Mary Queen of Heaven’s Caribbean-themed Funfest will take place June 25 to June 27 at the church, 1150 Donaldson Road. The festival will include rides and games, food from Salvador’s Pizza, chicken and fish dinners and Kona Ice. There will also be a Kid-land area and petting zoo for children. “It’s always a great time,” said Jenny Kunst, secretary at MQH. “People really look forward to this all year, so we do our best to make a it a great event.” There will be a raffle with a grand prize of $15,000 or a Jeep Compass. Parking will be available at the St. Henry District High School lot, with a shuttle to transport guests to MQH. For more information, visit The St. Joseph Church annual festival will take place from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday Aug. 13 and 14 and 1 to 10 p.m. Sunday at the church, 2470 Lorraine Court in Crescent Springs. The event will feature live music, raffles, 25 cent-games for kids, air-

Austin Domaschko and his sister, Dakota, enjoy a ride at the Erlanger Lions Festival in 2009. conditioned bingo and of course, the Noll family’s famous fried chicken dinner, to be served Saturday, said event co-chair Laura Rohling. Rohling said the Noll family has had fried chicken for the festival for the last 50 years, and for good reason. “It’s awesome. We crave it,” Rohling said. “We have people come back year after year who don’t live here anymore to get a chicken dinner.”

Other festival information: The St. Augustine Church Festival will take place from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 18 and 19, at the church, 1839 Euclid Avenue. The event will include a $1,500 split the pot raffle, games of chance and a kiddie land. Fried fish will be available for purchase Friday and baked chicken is on the menu Saturday. For more information, call 4313943. The Holy Cross Parish Festival will take place from 6 p.m. to midnight July 25 and 26 at 36th and Church streets in Covington. The festival will have fun for all ages with a kiddie land, raffles, games and live music. Call 431-0636 for more information. St. Cecilia Church in Independence will host a Party in the Lot July 24 at the church 5313 Madison Pike. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. The event will feature live music, food vendors and a chance to meet up with friends. Call 363-4311 for more information. The 10th Annual Mainstrasse Village Goettafest will take place from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday June 18, from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday June 19 and noon to 9 p.m. June 20. Named for the eighth year in a row as one of the Summer’s Top Ten Festivals and Events by the Kentucky Tourism Council, Goettafest brings goetta in all varieties for visitors including goetta burgers, chili, pizza and more. The festival will also include games, arts and crafts, live music and


shopping. Visit for more information. The St. Pius X Festival will take place July 9 through July 11. Held at St. Pius X Church, 348 Dudley Pike. The festival will offer a variety of games and rides for the whole family. In addition to the usual carnival and arcade style games, there will be camel rides for kids. Food will be available from a number of local businesses along with local favorites, such as goetta reubens, goetta dogs, and fried Twinkies. There will also be early bird drink specials Friday and Saturday, with giveaways and prizes. Guests can also enter the Grand Raffle, with the prize being the choice of a 2010 Chevy Camaro or up to $50,000 cash, depending on the number of entries. For more information, visit The Sixth Annual Robelingfest at Park Place and Court Street will take start at 11 a.m. Saturday June 12 and end with fireworks after nightfall. The event will include live music, a petting zoo, face painting, a farmers market, a corn-hole tournament as well as tours of the Roebling floodwall murals, statues along Riverside Drive and the suspension bridge itself from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit for more information. The St. Henry Church Festival in Elsmere will take place June 18 to 20 at the intersection of Dixie Highway and Garvey Road. The festival will include a variety of food, rides and games for children and adults. Visitors can also participate in a $10,000 raffle. Call (859) 342-2540 for more information. The Erlanger Lions Festival will be held from June 15 to 17 at the Erlanger Lions Park at the end of Sunset Drive. The festival will include food, games and rides for all ages.


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June 10, 2010



Impressions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Encompasses printmaking, sculpture, urban images and photography by local and regional artists: the Print Club of Northern Kentucky University, Dennis Maker, Ki Jong Do, Christian Schmit, Mary Gaynier and local photography students. Exhibit continues through June 25. Exhibit is free. 859-9571940; Covington.


Some ‘R Happening!, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Passionate Arts Center, 31-33 W. Pike St., Gallery 31, exhibit; Gallery 33, Art Bar. Summer themes and colorways by more than 30 regional artists; including painting, pottery, sculpture, hand painted silks, custom jewelry, hats, enameling and more. Family friendly. Free. Through Aug. 20. 859-393-8358. Covington.


Concours d’Elegance Cruisin’ For A Cure Dinner and Live Auction, 7-11 p.m., Drees Pavilion, 790 Park Lane, Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by buffet dinner, entertainment and live auction. Beach theme. Benefits Juvenile Arthritis. Ages 21 and up. $125. Reservations required. Presented by Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance Foundation. 513-321-1951; Covington.


Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Boone County Farmers Market, Ky. 18 and Camp Ernst Road, From apples to zucchini, and everything in between. With perennial plants, there are annuals and hanging baskets for all occasions. Presented by Boone County Cooperative Extension Service. 859-586-6101. Burlington.


Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, 670 W. Third St., Free. Southern Hemisphere: Wine exploration of South America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. 859-291-2550; Covington.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m., Cosmo’s, 604 Main St., $5. 859-2611330; Covington.


Ellery, 8 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., $12, $10 advance. “This Isn’t Over Yet” CD Release Performances and 10th Anniversary Party. With Denison Witmer. Doors open 7 p.m. Reservations required. 859-957-1940; Covington.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Directed by Bill Gemmer and features John Von Ohlen. 859-2612365; Covington.


Filthy Rich and the Walls Bros., 10 p.m., Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, Cover varies. 859-342-7000; Erlanger. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 1 2


Impressions, Noon-3 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Exhibit is free. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Lazer Kraze, 10 a.m.-midnight, Lazer Kraze Erlanger, 859-371-5729. Florence.


Katalyst Talent Agency Open Call, 2-5 p.m., Katalyst, LLC, 525 West Fifth Street, Suite 118, All experience levels seeking representation with Katalyst. First come, first served. Requirements at Web site. Family friendly. Free. 859-581-4555. Covington.


Mutual UFO Network Meeting, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Mary Ann Mongan Library, 502 Scott Blvd., Scientific investigation of UFO phenomenon. Free. 859-802-6889; Covington.

COOKING CLASSES Cork and Fork Cooking Class, 2 p.m., Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd., Cooking demonstrations with wine pairings. Family friendly. $20. Reservations required. 859-426-1042. Crestview Hills.


Zumba Class, 9-10 a.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Latin dance fitness party. First class free. Packages available. Family friendly. $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 859-291-2300. Covington.


Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Promenade. Mushrooms, onions, apples, baked goods, pumpkins, cut flowers and more. Presented by Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market. 859292-2163. Covington. Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Boone County Farmers Market, 859586-6101. Burlington. Simon Kenton High School Farmer’s Market, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Independence Courthouse, 5272 Madison Pike, Includes local vendors’ produce and products and organic produce grown by Simon Kenton’s Future Farmers of America. Presented by Simon Kenton High School. 859-803-9483. Independence.


Wine Tasting, 2-6 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, White Burgundy: An international selection of chardonnay. Free. 859291-2550; Covington.


Dinsmore Homestead, 1-5 p.m., Dinsmore Homestead, 5656 Burlington Pike, 1842 farmhouse and furnishings of the Dinsmore family. Tours begin on the hour; the last tour begins at 4 p.m. Includes gift shop. $5, $3 ages 60 and up, $2 ages 7-17, members and ages 6 and under free. 859-586-6117; Burlington.

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Racing to Read 5K Run and Walk, 9 a.m.noon, Mary Ann Mongan Library, 502 Scott Blvd., Race includes awards, free pancake breakfast from First Watch for participants, Kids’ Fun Run, family-friendly activities and appearance by library’s mascot, Booker. $95, $75 for family; $25, $20 single. Registration required, available online. Presented by Kenton County Public Library. 859-962-4083; Covington. S U N D A Y, J U N E 1 3


Lazer Kraze, Noon-8 p.m., Lazer Kraze Erlanger, 859-371-5729. Florence.


Zumba Class, 3-4 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 859291-2300. Covington.


Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Boone County Farmers Market, 859586-6101. Burlington.


Dinsmore Homestead, 1-5 p.m., Dinsmore Homestead, $5, $3 ages 60 and up, $2 ages 7-17, members and ages 6 and under free. 859-586-6117; Burlington.


Independence Inklings Writer’s Group, 2-4 p.m., William E. Durr Branch Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Open to all writers, all skill levels and genres. Group interaction and guest speakers. Adults. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Kenton County Public Library. 859-962-4030. Independence.


Allison Durham Speer, 6 p.m., Central Church of the Nazarene, 2006 Pieck St., Christian recording artist. Donations accepted. 859-331-1964. Fort Wright.


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


Corner Pocket, 10 p.m., Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 859-342-7000; Erlanger. Bobaflex, 7 p.m., Radiodown, 620 Scott Blvd., With Session 9, Stoning Mary and Hydrashock. 859-291-2233; Covington. Saving Stimpy, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, $3. 859-4260490. Fort Wright.


Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 315 W. Southern Ave., Climb aboard a caboose or a diesel switch engine. $4, $2 ages 10 and under. 513-574-7672; www, Covington.


Voice of Independence Toastmasters Club Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., William E. Durr Branch Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Open to area residents interested in improving speaking, listening and leadership skills in supportive environment. 859-6523348; Independence.


SummerCare: Adventures in Wonderland, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Fort Wright Elementary School, 501 Farrell Drive, Daily through June 18. Make learning come alive with zany arts and crafts, science, reading, drama, math service learning, dance, sports and adventure. With field trips weekly activities and special visitors. Ages 5-11. $128 week; $29 per day. Registration required online. Presented by Children Inc. 859-431-2075; Fort Wright.



Rusty Williams, 11 a.m., Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, 411 E. 10th St., Author discusses and signs “My Old Confederate Home: A Respectable Place for Civil War Veterans.” The story of the Kentucky Confederate Home. 859-261-4287. Newport.


Roeblingfest will take place Saturday, June 12, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on the Roebling Suspension Bridge in Covington. The event will feature a petting zoo, tricycle and Segway races for adults, moonbounce, cornhole tournaments, dunking booth, face painting, farmer’s market, music, karaoke, bag pipers and fireworks after nightfall. It is free to attend. For more information, visit


Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night, 5 p.m., Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Includes Shimmers gift certificate prizes. Free. 859-4260490. Fort Wright.

SUMMER CAMP - YMCA Teen Adventure Trips, 8 a.m., Camp Ernst, 7615 Camp Ernst Road, COED Teen Trips: Greenbrier River West Virginia Bike. Biking, whitewater rafting and mountain biking. $820; teens entering grades 8-10. Six days and five nights. Daily through June 18. Exploring Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail. Registration required. 859-586-6181; Burlington. M O N D A Y, J U N E 1 4


Impressions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Exhibit is free. 859-957-1940; Covington.

Young Stewards of the Earth, 8 a.m.-noon, Northern Kentucky Montessori Center, 2625 Anderson Road, Montessori-based camp. Learn to recycle, compost and reduce waste; importance of local farming and the origins of the food we eat; and importance of nutritious food and sustainable packaging. Two-week sessions culminate with field trip including Turner Farms, the Cincinnati Zoo and Gorman Heritage Farm. Children may attend any number of weeks. Ages pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. $150-$180 per week. Registration required. 859-331-3725. Crescent Springs. T U E S D A Y, J U N E 1 5


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


Take Charge of Your Health, 6-7 p.m., Burlington Pharmacy Healthcare, 5555 North Bend Road, Information on staying healthy with local health experts and staff. $10. 859586-5700; Burlington.

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS BUSINESS CLASSES Hex Squares, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Western square dance club specializing in hexagon style for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427. Covington.


Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 859291-2300. Covington.

Work Smart, Not Hard Workshop, 8 a.m.noon, PRISM, 809 Wrights Summit Parkway, Learn to implement time management tools to increase productivity, reduce stress and begin your new journey to success you’ve always dreamed of. Family friendly. $99. Registration required.859-344-2731; Fort Mitchell.



Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Shimmers, 859-4260490. Fort Wright.

(Almost) Every Other Thursday Science, 10 a.m., Pioneer Park, 3951 Madison Pike, Shelterhouse 1. All ages. Free. The Incredible Human Machine with COSI On Wheels. Presented by Kenton County Parks and Recreation. 859-525-7529. Covington.



Original Wed Blues Jam, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Hosted by Dick and the Roadmasters award winning blues band. Burgers & Blues Dinner starts 6 p.m. 859-2611029; Latonia.


Mike Darrah, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 859261-2365; Covington.


Wild Wednesday, 9:45 a.m., Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Shelterhouse 2. Mr. Cowpie’s Party Animals. Hour-long programs. Rain or shine. Free, donations of nonperishable food and personal care items accepted. Presented by Kenton County Parks and Recreation. 859-525-7529; Independence.

Dixie Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m., Erlanger Baptist Church, 116 Commonwealth Ave., Fresh produce, fruits, baked goods and flowers. 859-727-2525. Erlanger.


What is Buried in Your Backyard..Fossils, 6:30-8 p.m., Highland Cemetery, 2167 Dixie Highway, Chapel. Local naturalist Michael Kreate introduces a variety of fossils commonly seen in local backyards, streams and hillsides from the Ordovician Period. Hands on. Family friendly. Rain or shine. Registration required. 859-331-3220; Fort Mitchell.


Karaoke, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, 859-426-0490. Fort Wright.


Bob Cushing, 9:30 p.m., Sidebar, 322 Greenup St., Food and cheap drink specials. Free. 859-431-3456. Covington.


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


Polar Bear Club, 6 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., With Moving Mountains, Lemuria and Living with Lions. $12, $10 advance. 859-2912233; Covington. PROVIDED

The Queen City Invitational Vintage Base Ball Festival returns to the Heritage Village at Sharon Woods Park Saturday, June 12, to show spectators how baseball was originally played, as a gentleman’s sport. The Cincinnati Red Stockings and Buckeyes will host the Queen City Invitational with teams coming from North Carolina, Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio. The vintage baseball games will be played according to the 1869 rules. For $2 per person, guests can watch the games or for $5 for adults and $3 for children, guests can watch the games and go on a tour of the Heritage Village Museum’s 11 historic buildings. Tours and games will begin at 10 a.m., the last games are at 2:30 p.m. and the last tour will begin at 3:30 p.m. The location is 11450 Lebanon Pike, Sharonville, Ohio. Call 513-563-9484 or visit or Pictured are the Red Stockings.


Cornhole Tournament, 7 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, $5. 859-356-1440. Independence.


Family and Friends of Incarcerated Persons, 7-8 p.m., Catholic Charities, 3629 Church St., Free. 859-581-8974. Covington.


Dave Matthews Band will make its annual stop at Riverbend Music Center on Tuesday, June 15, with special guest Robert Earl Keen. Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 and $70 plus service charges. Visit or call 800-745-3000.


June 10, 2010

Community Recorder


Does God’s love always go easy on us?

The scriptures insist that God loves us. The problem is we’re confused about what love is and the ways it can be shown. To us, love is always pleasing, comforting and brings pleasant feelings. In love stories it’s always accompanied by violins, roses and dinners on the town. It’s understandable then, when we hear that God loves us, that we expect to live on Easy Street. Televangelists urge us to turn ourselves over to God. If we do, they imply, God will heal our illnesses, give us twice as much money as we donate, and take the rough times out of our lives. When this doesn’t happen we may think it means God doesn’t hear, doesn’t care, doesn’t love. Cynicism and despair can nest in our minds. Suppose a sculptor promised only good feelings to a block of

marble as he brought forth a beautiful statue from within it. If he did promise that, he could never strike the first blow. The marble could Father Lou legitimately comGuntzelman plain that the was Perspectives sculptor being untrue to his word. Parents have their young son inoculated though he cries. They enroll their daughter in school though she’s homesick. Young children experience times they doubt their parents love because of unpleasant events they don’t understand. At times, good parents seem rough – but it’s for love’s sake. God does too. Love can be

expressed in many ways. It can be playful, sacrificial, giving, formative, romantic, passionate and demanding. Recently we’ve coined the term “tough love.” It expresses unpleasant demands made on the one loved for their greater good – even though making the demands may pain the one making them. Real love is not known only for stroking egos but for forming them. We accept bad-tasting medicine because we trust the love of the one who administers it. Why is it, then, when we look for signs of God’s love, we expect them to only be those things that make us comfortable? An insightful prayer says: “I asked God to take away my sickness and give me health, but he permitted my illness to continue longer so I could learn compassion for others; I prayed for a better-

paying job, and instead he gave me appreciation for what I already have.” God’s love doesn’t always come in the language of human logic. In his autobiography, Nikos Kazantzakis tells how as a young man he went to visit a famous monk: He found the old monk in a cave. He writes: “I did not know what to say… Finally I gathered up courage. ‘Do you still wrestle with the devil, Father Makarios?’ I asked him.” “Not any longer, my child. I have grown old now and he has grown old with me. He doesn’t have the strength… I wrestle with God.” “With God!’ I exclaimed in astonishment. And you hope to win?” “I hope to lose, my child.” Like a child lacking insight, we

all wrestle with God at times about what is good for us and what is not. We accuse God of dealing with us uncaringly because he allows us to sometimes be harshly treated by life and seems to do nothing to help us. Understandably, we think we know what’s good for us in our struggles. Sometimes we do. But only Perfect Love knows perfectly. Simone Weil says, “Isn’t the greatest possible disaster, when you are wresting with God, not to be beaten?” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Graduates need to plug their health insurance gap This is the time of year when students are graduating from college and looking for work. They have a lot on their minds and, perhaps because of that, they may not be thinking about one important thing they need to get – health insurance. College students are generally covered under their parent’s health insurance plan, but when they graduate that coverage ends and they must get their own insurance. They can do so under their parents’ COBRA plan, or they can take out their own coverage until they get a job that provides health insurance. Kelly Ives of Ross learned even a short gap in coverage can cause major problems. “I graduated from college last year, in March 2009. After that I was employed, but it took about two months for my insurance to be activated. It’s mandatory for new hires, anywhere

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Community Recorder

June 10, 2010


You’ll want to piccata this chicken for dinner I had a fun time in Nashville last week presenting before the Herb Society of America. My topic was on culinary herbs of the Bible and, thankfully, everyone enjoyed it. We ate our way through Nashville barbecue restaurants, too. Now I’m addicted to the blend of spices used in Nashville’s special rubs and sauces. If any of you have a favorite southern rub or bar-

becue sauce that you’d like to share, that would be awesome. I’ll share some of my recipes in an upcoming column.

Chicken piccata

This is what I served to participants of a heart healthy class I taught recently. It was delicious. When I make this at home, I use real butter and it’s still a relatively healthy dish. 4 chicken cutlets

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2 tablespoons olive oil 1 ⁄4 cup dry white wine like Chardonnay 1 teaRita spoon garHeikenfeld lic, minced 1 ⁄2 cup Rita’s kitchen fat free low sodium chicken broth 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon capers, drained, rinsed and drained again 2 tablespoons healthy butter substitute (or even real butter if you like) Fresh lemon slices Fresh chopped parsley Season cutlets with salt and pepper (go very light on salt) and dust with flour, shaking off excess. Sauté 23 minutes per side. When sautéing other side, cover pan with serving platter – this keeps moisture in the cutlets and also warms the platter. Don’t overcook. Transfer to warm platter. Deglaze pan with wine and add garlic. Cook

Can you help?

Through the Garden Restaurant’s Cajun chicken and shrimp salad with cilantro ranch dressing. For Sally. “Looking for a clone for the rub and dressing – salad is amazing.” Old Shillito’s seasoning for fried chicken. For Grace Robinson. “A couple came in every year and made fried chicken right on the first floor. I bought the seasoning from them way back when. It was called ‘Vadon’ and had salt, black pepper, white pepper, other spices & herbs. It was the best in the world and I can’t find anything like it.” until garlic is only slightly golden and liquid is nicely reduced. Add broth, lemon juice and capers. Return cutlets to pan and cook a minute or so on each side. Put back on platter. Stir in butter substitute and pour over cutlets. Garnish with lemon slices and parsley.

Like Lofthouse Cookies

Reader Annie Hoffman is a fine baker and shared this recipe. All called it “The Best rolled Sugar Cookie.” Anyone who has eaten those Lofthouse cookies that you buy will like having this clone to make at home. I haven’t yet tried it but intend to do so this week. For the readers who request this on an on-going basis. 1 ⁄2 cup soft butter 2 ⁄3 cup sugar 11⁄3 eggs **see Annie’s note for measuring 12⁄3 cups all purpose flour 3 ⁄4 teaspoon baking powder 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt

1 ⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt which have been whisked together. Cover and chill dough for at least one hour or overnight. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough on floured surface 1⁄2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 6 to 8 minutes, the trick here is not to get them too brown, just until the edges seem to brown slightly. Cool, leave out overnight uncovered and then frost with butter cream, then add sprinkles. Now you cover them if there are any left! Ice as desired. **Annie just beats one egg in a cup and takes a third out of it.

Buttercream frosting

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soft icing. 11⁄2 cups butter, softened 4 cups confectioners’ sugar 2 tablespoons half & half or milk 1 teaspoon vanilla or other extract Beat butter until creamy, gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add half & half; beat until spreading consistency. Stir in vanilla. Refrigerate leftovers up to two weeks.

Browned butter frosting

For the reader who wanted this old fashioned icing to top banana cake. 1 stick (1/2 cup) cup real butter 4 cups confectioners’ sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 3-5 tablespoons milk. Melt butter over medium heat. Cook 4-6 minutes, stirring constantly and watching closely, until butter just begins to turn golden - it will get foamy and bubble. Remove from heat right away. Cool 15 minutes. Then beat in sugar, vanilla and enough milk to make frosting smooth. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail m with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.


June 10, 2010

Community Recorder



Skidaddles Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Skidaddles Inc. 8660 Bankers St. Explore wonders of nature, walk on the wild side, sports week, snacks, hands-on projects and more. Ages -1-5. $170 for five days, $140 for four days, $115 for three days. Registration required. 647-7529; Florence.


Ryle Raiderette Summer Dance Camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Ryle High School, 10379 U.S. 42, Includes T-shirt, lunch, crafts and snack. Learn routines from dance team. Ages 1-8. $60. Registration required by June 1. Presented by Ryle Raiderette Dance Team. 3848020. Union. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 1 2


Skidaddles Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Skidaddles Inc. $170 for five days, $140 for four days, $115 for three days. Registration required. 647-7529; Florence. S U N D A Y, J U N E 1 3


BOOT Camp VBS: Be All God Wants You to Be, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Daily through June 18. Petersburg Baptist Church, 6537 Market St. Games, snacks, crafts, projects and more as you learn about God through Bible teaching, drama skits and music. Ages 1-5. Free. 689-2820;


Teen Adventure Trips, 8 a.m. COED Teen Trips: Greenbrier River West Virginia Bike. Biking, whitewater rafting and mountain biking. $820; teens entering grades 8-10. Six days and five nights. Daily through June 18. Camp Ernst, 7615 Camp Ernst Road, Exploring Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail. Swimming, canoeing and camping. Registration required. 586-6181; Burlington. M O N D A Y, J U N E 1 4


Little Britain Stables Horse Camp, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Daily through June 18. Little Britain Stables, 5309 Idlewild Road, Horse care, riding instruction, leading, lunging, ground driving, driving and riding. Ages 7-16. $300. Registration required. 586-7990; Burlington.


Miss Julia’s Camp for Young Ladies, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Daily through June 18. Dinsmore Homestead, 5656 Burlington Pike, Heritage activities and etiquette for girls. Includes embroidery, dancing, tea party, etiquette lessons, and more. Snacks and water provided. Lunch not included. For Ages 11 and up. $100, $85 members. Registration required. 586-6117; Burlington. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through June 18. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Highland Heights, 2907 Alexandria Pike, Hands-on activities, arts and craft projects, visits from community resources, field trips

and more. Additional weekly summer fees for optional activities may apply. Ages 2-10. $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 581-6166. Highland Heights. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through June 18. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Taylor Mill, 710 Valley Square Drive, Handson activities, arts and craft projects, visits from community resources, field trips and more. Additional weekly summer fees for optional activities may apply. Ages 2-10. $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 581-6166. Taylor Mill. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through June 18. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Florence, 2012 Terrace Court, Hands-on activities, arts and craft projects, visits from community resources, field trips and more. Additional weekly summer fees for optional activities may apply. Ages 2-10. $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 581-6166. Florence. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through June 18. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center, 11293 Grand National Blvd. Hands-on activities, arts and craft projects, visits from community resources, field trips and more. Additional weekly summer fees for optional activities may apply. Ages 2-10. $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 581-6166. Richwood. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through June 18. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Fort Thomas, 29 Churchhill Dr. Hands-on activities, arts and craft projects, visits from community resources, field trips and more. Additional weekly summer fees for optional activities may apply. Ages 2-10. $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 581-6166. Fort Thomas. Skidaddles Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Skidaddles Inc. $170 for five days,

$140 for four days, $115 for three days. Registration required. 647-7529; Florence. SummerCare: Adventures in Wonderland, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through June 18. Fort Wright Elementary School, 501 Farrell Drive, Make learning come alive with zany arts and crafts, science, reading, drama, math service learning, dance, sports and adventure. With field trips weekly activities and special visitors. Ages 5-11. $128 week; $29 per day. Registration required online. Presented by Children Inc. 431-2075; Fort Wright. SummerCare: Adventures in Wonderland, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through June 18. Ockerman Elementary School, 8250 U.S. 42, Make learning come alive with zany arts and crafts, science, reading, drama, math service learning, dance, sports and adventure. With field trips weekly activities and special visitors. Ages 5-11. $128 week; $29 per day. Registration required online. Presented by Children Inc. 431-2075; Florence.


Sunrock Farm Nature Camp, 8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m. Daily through June 18. 9:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. Daily through June 18. Sunrock Farm, 103 Gibson Lane, Hands-on activities with farm animals, creek exploration, woodland adventures, gardening, crafts and games. Campers bring own lunch. Ages 415. $195 per week. Registration required. 781-5502. Wilder. Young Stewards of the Earth, 8 a.m.-noon, Northern Kentucky Montessori Center, 2625 Anderson Road, Montessori-based camp. Learn to recycle, compost and reduce waste; importance of local farming and the origins of the food we eat; and importance of nutritious food and sustainable packaging. Twoweek sessions culminate with field trip including Turner Farms, the Cincinnati Zoo and Gorman Heritage Farm. Children may attend any number of weeks. Ages 3-7.

$150-$180 per week. Registration required. 331-3725. Crescent Springs.

Big Baseball Giveback: Boone County Summer Camp, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Daily through June 16. Ages 6-9. 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Daily through June 16. Ages 10-13. England-Idlewild Park, Idlewild Road, Brandon Berger presents baseball fundamentals. $99. Registration required. Presented by At The Yard Baseball Training Center. 647-7400. Burlington.


Vacation Bible School, 6 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Daily through June 17. St. Timothy Parish, 10272 U.S. 42, “High Seas Expedition� children’s program for ages 4-10. “Book of Acts� adult program 7-8 p.m. with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Closing Mass and Family Night June 18. Family friendly. $30. Registration required for children’s program. 3841100; Union.


R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Get a Clue. Daily through June 18. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, Themed weeks. Scholarships and care available. State child care assistance accepted. Ages 5-11. $170, $125 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Preschool Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-noon Part-day. Under the Sea. Daily through June 18. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Under the Sea. Daily through June 18. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, Themed weeks. Scholarship and daycare available. State child care assistance accepted. Ages 3-5. $170, $125 members; part-day: $105, $75 members. Registration required. 5345700. Burlington.


NewCath Hoops Camp, 9 a.m.-noon Boys’ Sessions. Grades 5-8. Daily through June 17. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Boys’ Sessions. Grades 14. Daily through June 17. Newport Central Catholic High School, 13 Carothers Road, Emphasis on fundamentals, camp T-shirt, snack and soft drink daily, guest speakers, contests and door prizes. Family discounts available. $65 after May 15; $55 advance. Registration required by May 15. 292-0656. Newport.

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NKY SUMMER CAMPS From B5 R.C. Durr YMCA Teen Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through June 18. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, Themed weeks. Scholarships available. State child care assistance accepted. Ages 11-15. $175, $130 members. Registration required. 5345700. Burlington. Kenton County YMCA Traditional Day Camp, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Games Galore. Daily through June 18. Kenton County YMCA, 10987 Marshall Road, Weeklythemed activities. Scholarship assistance available. Ages 5-11. $120, $100 members; registration fee: $40 family, $25 child. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County YMCA. 781-1814. Independence. Advanced Camping Experience Camp, 8:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Daily through June 25. Kenton County YMCA, 10987 Marshall Road, Learn about leadership development, cultural awareness and self-worth. Scholarship assistance available. Ages 13-16. $120, $100 members; registration fee: $40 family, $25 child. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County YMCA. 356-3178. Independence. Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Games Galore. Daily through June 18. Campbell County YMCA, 1437 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Swimming, environmental education, arts and crafts, service learning, science, literature, free time and more. Extended hours available. Financial assistance available. Ages 5-10. $140, $110 members. Registration

required. 781-1814; Fort Thomas. Campbell County YMCA Adventure Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through June 18. Campbell County YMCA, 1437 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Teen Camping. Themes, activities, swimming and fun traditional day camp. Ages 11-12. $140, $110 members. Registration required. 572-3063. Fort Thomas. Campbell County YMCA A.C.E.S. Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through June 18. Campbell County YMCA, 1437 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Work on learning projects in surrounding communities and participate in several team building experiences. Financial assistance available. Ages 13-16. $140, $110 members. Registration required. 572-3063. Fort Thomas. Campbell County YMCA Pre and post Camp, 6:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Pre-camp care. Daily through June 18. 4:15 p.m.-6 p.m. Post-camp care. Daily through June 18. Campbell County YMCA, 1437 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Extended care for any family available. Ages 5-16. Pre: $35, $25 members; post: $30, $20 members. Registration required. 781-1814; Fort Thomas. R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Camp Leadership in Training Program, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through June 18. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, Assist staff wit activities. Participants are selected through an interview process. Ages 13-16. $60, $30 members. Registration required. 534-5700; Burlington.


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Velia Ayala

Velia Medina Ayala, 64, Florence, a homemaker, died May 27, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. Her husband, Luis Ayala, died in 1983. Survivors include her daughters, Alejandrina Ayala Medina of Fort Mitchell, Julia Ayala Medina of Erlanger, Cristina Ayala Medina, Bertha Ayala Medina, and Azucena Ayala Medina, all of Florence; sons, Fransisco Ayala Medina and Jose Ayala Medina, Los Angeles, Calif., and Rogelio Ayala Medina of Florence; mother, Bertha Flores De Medina of Phoenix, Ariz.; sisters, Gloria Medina Flores, Lupe Medina Flores, Yolanda Medina Flores, Petra Medina Flores, Matilde Medina Flores, all of Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers, Luis Medina Flores and Ernesto Medina Flores, Los Angeles, Calif., Antonio Medina Flores of Bakersfield, Calif., Marin Medina Flores, Anselmo Medina Flores and David Medina Flores, all of Phoenix, Ariz. and 15 grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Nancy Bailey

Nancy Anastasia Bailey, 64, Pendleton County, died May 29, 2010, at Drake Center, Hartwell. She was a homemaker. Her parents, Louis and Liberty Jungberg, preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, Paul Bailey of Fort Mitchell; three daughters, Maria Marmo of Cincinnati, Courtney Harler of Spokane, Wash., and Morgan Hoskins of Butler; a sister, Maria Bonilla of Alexandria; and eight grandchildren. Burial was at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Pendleton County. Memorials: St. Vincent DePaul, 518 Barkley St., Falmouth, KY 41040.

Ron Bokern

Ron E. Von Bokern, 59, Covington, died June 1, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He worked at UPS and was also a self-employed construction worker. Survivors include his sisters, Laverne Williamson of Ludlow, Betty Herold of Fort Wright, Sister Barbara Von Bokern, S.C.N, Darlene Hill of Independence, Marie Roberts of Owenton, Bird Von Bokern of Elsmere and Shirley German of Florence; brothers, Bernard Von Bokern Jr. of Owenton, Jerry Von Bokern of Shelbyville, Ind., David Von Bokern of Covington and Bobby Von Bokern of Owenton; sons, Joe Von Bokern of Elsmere, Ron Von Bokern of Owenton, Jason Von Bokern of Taylor Mill and Quintez Johnson of Covington; daughter, Katherine Bennett of New Richmond and one grandchild. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Fairhaven Rescue Mission, 260 Pike St., Covington, KY 41011, or Parish Kitchen, 141 W. Pike St., Covington, KY 41011.

Daniel Boone

Daniel W. Boone, 86, Dry Ridge, died May 26, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Grant County. He was an electrician with Kent Electric and Kent Refrigeration, a Navy veteran, member of Pit Bull Weight Lifting Club, National Electrical Contractors Association, Local 212 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and St. William Church, Williamstown.





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His wife, Carol J. Boone, and son, Bradley Boone, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Connie Gerwe of Hebron, Linda Cogswell of Crestview Hills, Christine McKinney of Burlington and Kimberly Reaves of Williamstown; sons, Michael Boone of Dry Ridge and Daniel Boone of Walton; 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Entombment was in St. Mary Cemetery Mausoleum, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: St. William Church, 6 Church St., Williamstown, KY 41097.

Frances Cammack

Frances M. Cammack, 98, Erlanger, died June 4, 2010, at her home. She was a homemaker and seamstress. Her husband, Roy S. Cammack, died in 2001. Survivors include her sons, James Cammack of Erlanger and Robert Cammack or Fort Wright; daughters, Kathryn Mullikin of Taylor Mill and Marie Campbell of Smyrna, Tenn.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Jill Frances Urlage Coleman

Jill Frances Urlage Coleman, 61, Taylor Mill, died May 28, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care, Edgewood. She was a data entry coordinator for 33 years with Duke Energy, and a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Taylor Mill. She is survived by her husband, Dennis Coleman; son, Matt Coleman of Independence; daughter, Missi Bolton of Taylor Mill; two brothers, Jim Urlage of Blue Ash and Jack Urlage of Cincinnati; two sisters, Judy Hodson of Taylor Mill and Jane Bohman of Edgewood; and four grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery Mausoleum, Fort Wright. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

the Bronze Star. He was a member of Mother of God Church in Covington, the National Association of Social Workers and the 104th Infantry Timberwolves. His wife, Helen Margaret Breen Daly, died in 2004. Survivors include his daughters, Mary E. Daly of New York, N.Y., Sheila Daly and Nancy Daly, both of Erlanger, Kathy Daly of Ely, England, and Eileen Daly of London, England; sons, James Daly of Acton, Mass., and Hugh F. "Trey" Daly of Cincinnati; sister, Mary L. Daly of Roslindale, Mass.; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 12, with a Mass of Christian Burial following at Mother of God Church, Covington. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia, is handling arrangements. Memorials: Hugh F. Daly Human Needs Fund, c/o Social Work Department, The Christ Hospital, 2139 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219.

William Eddington

William Edward Eddington, 93, Erlanger, died June 5, 2010, at Woodcrest Manor, Erlanger. He was a maintenance man at Florence Christian Church and a volunteer at the Parish Kitchen. His wife, Kathryn Eddington; a son, Robert Eddington; and grandsons, Robert Hutson, Billy Eddington and Donald Eddington, all died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Charlotte Hutson of Covington, Renee Stephens of Florence and Vickie Jean Callahan and Peggy Cavins, both of Independence; sons, Edward Eddington of Erlanger and Donald Eddington of Crestview Hills; brother, Thomas Eddington of Tellico Plains, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: The Parish Kitchen, 141 W. Pike St., Covington, KY 41011-2362.

Richard Gilligan

Richard L. Gilligan, 28, of New Salisbury, Ind., formerly of Walton, died June 2, 2010, in Louisville. He was an IT specialist with Regions Bank. Survivors include wife, Laina Gilligan of New Salisbury, Ind.; parents, Elaine and Richard Gilligan of Walton; grandparents, Dorothy Bloemer of Fort Mitchell; Kathryn Courtney of Covington; Norris and Geneva Wright of Bedford. Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Union Fire Department, 9611 U.S. 42, Union, KY 41091.

Danny Courtney

Danny Franklin Courtney, 62, Butler, died June 5, 2010, at his home. The U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran worked for the Sara Lee Corp. and attended the Summit Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Bettie Courtney of Butler; daughter, Danielle Courtney Cooper of Fort Wright; stepdaughter, Donia Rahe of Alexandria; father, Herman Courtney of Butler; brother, William Ray Courtney of Butler, and sister, Vickie Cooper of Butler. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pendleton County. Memorials: Hospice of Hope, Maysville, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, KY 41056.

Rita Holt

Rita Zimmerman Holt, 89, Covington, died June 4, 2010, at St. Charles Care Center, Covington. She was a medical transcriptionist for Freiberg Orthopedics, a lioness for the Florence Lions and member of St. Paul Church. Her husband, Kendall W. Holt and daughter, Karen Slayback, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Diane Carr of Elsmere; Nancy Walsh of Crescent Springs; Denise Keeton of Cincinnati; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Middendorf

Hugh Daly Jr.

Hugh Francis Daly Jr., 88, Park Hills, died June 7, 2010, at his home. He was retired director of social work at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati and was also a retired lieutenant colonel with the Army, serving in World War II. He received


Funeral Home, Fort Wright, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203; or American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Evelyn McCrann

Evelyn Virginia McCrann, 95, Alexandria, died May 29, 2010, at River Valley Nursing Home in Butler. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Thomas McCrann, preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, Larry McCrann of Alexandria; two daughters, Linda Caldwell of Alexandria and Jo Ellen Wolfford of Fort Wright; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Restaurant in Covington and a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Bromley. Her husband, Robert D. McKenzie, died in 2004 and daughter, LaDonna Wartman, died in 2003. Survivors include her daughter, Cathy Miller of Fort Wright; brother, Basil McDavid of Erlanger; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorials: Special Olympics in Honor of Phil Wartman, P.O. Box 393, Area 7, Florence, KY 410220393.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie Merrell; son, Todd Merrell of Vancouver, Canada; sister, Terry Reeves of Florence; stepson, Brett Marshall of Louisville and two grandchildren Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: Toy’s for Kids, 226 Main St., Florence, KY 41042.

Jeanne Pike

Jeanne Pike, 79, Erlanger, died May 14, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a librarian in the audiovisual department at Thomas More College. Survivors include her brother, Charles Carrol Pike of Newbern, N.C., and several nieces and nephews. Her body was donated to the University of Cincinnati Body Donation Program. Ronald B. Jones

C. Dempsey Merrell

C. Dempsey Merrell, 79, Lakeside Park, died May 31, 2010, at St Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a real estate broker with Dempsey’s Realty for 35 years and owner/operator of the Village Inn Pizza in Erlanger. He was also past president of the Covington Optimist Club.

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Police Reports From B8 A man was assaulted at 200 Madison Pike, May 26. A man was grabbed and choked at 10 E. 29th St., May 26. A man was punched and kicked at 3618 Decoursey Ave., May 25. Two people assaulted each other at 113 Promontory Dr., May 30. A man was stabbed at Intersection of 6th St. and Main St., May 30.


A residence was entered and rummaged through at 316 E. 16th St., May 28. $50 in cash was stolen at 924 Main St., May 28. An ATM machine was stolen at 20 W. Pike St., May 26. A miter saw was stolen at 129 E. 41st St., May 26. Prescription medication was stolen at 400 Farrell St., no. 342, May 26. A wallet was stolen at 633 W.11th St., May 25. Someone tried to remove an air conditiner at 511 Highland Pike, Apt. 1, May 24. A ring and prescription medication was stolen at 710 Greer St., May 30.

Criminal mischief

The passenger side window of a vehicle was smashed in at 500 W. 3rd St., May 29. Someone punched a whole in a wall at 100 Riverside Pl., May 27. The window of a residence was damaged at 1026 Lee St., May 26. The window of a vehicle was damaged at 836 Main St., May 25. A sticky liquid was thrown onto a vehicle at 17 E. 41st St., May 25. An air conditioning unit was damaged at 529 Madison Ave., May 25. A man pushed a shopping cart into two parked vehicles at 1525 Madison Ave., May 30. A door was written on in black marker at 1600 Russell St., May 30.

Criminal possession of a forged instrument

Someone tried to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at 520 W. 5th St., May 24. Two people tried to pass a forged check at 1713 Madison Ave., May 30.


A stolen check was cashed at 1433 Banklick St., May 29. Several bad checks were passed at 602 Madison Ave., May 28.

Fraudulent use of a credit card

Someone used another's credit card number to make a bank withdrawal at 231 Scott St., May 24.


A man was yelled at and followed at 803 Greenup St., May 28. A man reported being harassed at 1708 Holman Ave., May 26.

Harassment, stalking

A woman reported being harassed and stalked at 1211 Greenup St., May 27.

Terroristic threatening

A woman was threatened over the phone at Greenup St., May 29. A man was threatened via text message at 1110 Promontory Dr., May 29. A bomb threat was called into a hotel at 10 Rivercenter Blvd., May 26. A man was threatened at 1610 Banklick St., May 25. A man was threatened with bodily harm at E. 13th St., May 24.


A stereo was stolen from a vehicle at 417 Madison Ave., May 29. A game system was stolen at 3 Wallace Ave., May 29. A purse was stolen at 596 3rd St., May 28. Two hot dogs were stolen at 613 4th St., May 27. A TV was stolen at 2025 Russell St., May 27. Several pieces of heavy construction equipment were stolen at 3769 Old KY 17, May 27. Someone drove off without paying for $30.05 in gasoline at 4303 Winston Ave., May 27. A subwoofer and amplifier were stolen at W. 14th St at Banklick, May 27. A trailer was stolen at 3812 Lincoln Ave., May 26. A grinder was stolen at 720 Madison Ave., May 26. Candy and donuts were stolen at 613 4th St., May 25. A wallet and keys were stolen at 210 E. 19th St., May 25. A cell phone was stolen at 320 Garrard St., May 25. A ring was stolen at 5 E. 29th St., May 24. A vehicle was stolen at 517 E. 21st St., May 24. Clothing was stolen at 4293 Winston Ave., May 24. A bicycle was stolen at 530 Garrard St., May 30. A bicycle was stolen at 603 Edgecliff

Rd., May 30. A bicycle was stolen at 17 Martin St., May 28.

LIndenwood Drive, June 2.

Theft of a controlled substance

Prescription medication was stolen at 2001 Madison Pike, May 29. Prescription medication was stolen at 400 Farrell St., May 25.

$10 worth of vehicle damage reported at 4097 Circlewood Drive, June 3. $200 worth of vehicle damage reported at 2521 Ravenwood Court, June 2.

Theft of mail matter


Theft, criminal mischief

Possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia

Mail was stolen at 9132 Clear Brook Ln., May 26. A purse was stolen at 3980 Madison Pike, May 30.

Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle

A vehicle was used without permission at 107 W. 33rd St., May 27. A vehicle was stolen at 103 E. 30th St., May 25. A vehicle was stolen at 408 E. 45th St., May 24.

Wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police

A man endangered others while fleeing police at 0-100 block of E. Pike St., May 25.

Criminal mischief

Reported at 3470 Misty Creek Drive, June 1.

Reported at 2513 Hazelwood Drive, June 2.

Possession of marijuana

Reported at Erlanger Road, May 27.

Trafficking controlled substance $20 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at 510 Commonwealth Avenue, June 3.


$1,606.70 reported stolen at 3147 Dixie Highway, May 27.

ERLANGER/CRESCENT FORT MITCHELL Arrests/citations SPRINGS Jebediah R Holbrook, 35, 23 West Incidents/investigations

Assault Reported at 719 Bromley Crescent Springs Road, June 1. Reported at 4183 Farmwood Court, May 26.

Assault, disorderly conduct

$150 worth of firearms seized at 2531 Enid Drive, June 2.


$600 reported stolen at 538 Rosary Court, June 2. $200 worth of computer hardware reported stolen at 314 Commonwealth Avenue, June 1. $4,000 worth of computer hardware reported stolen at 3396 Cedar Tree Lane, May 31. $6,855 worth of jewelry, $700 worth of clothes, $150 worth of radios/TVs/VCRs, $290 worth of computer hardware reported stolen at 570 Walnut Street, June 1. theft by unlawful taking at 3418


Maple, first degree wanton endangerment, May 27. Charles Walker, 39, 208 West 7th Street, campbell county warrant, May 29. Christopher M Dehner, 31, 1336 Parkway Aveue, kenton county warrant, May 29. Mario Coronel-Ruiz, 22, 8 Huckleberry Hill, no operator's license, speeding, May 30. Bridgette Lafollettee, 27, 115 Village Green, alcohol intoxication, third degree criminal mischief, fourth degree assault, May 31. Richard B Keith, 49, 115 Village Green, first degree possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, May 31. Mark W Messer, 49, , suspended operator's license, June 3.

Incidents/investigations Criminal possession of forged instrument, theft by unlawful taking

$650 reported stolen at Dixie Highway, June 2.


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Radio/tv/vcr $2,944, computer hardware/software $700, jewelry/precious metals $8,300, household goods $540 at 825 Cox Road, May 30.

Criminal mischief

Reported at 10213 Limerick Circle, May 31.

Fraudulent use of credit cards

Reported at 1339 Brisbane Court, May 28.


Reported at 84 Sylvan Drive, May 30.

Theft by unlawful taking from auto

Vehicle parts acessories $200 at 4062 Richardson Road, May 28. Vehicles parts accessories $175 at 10745 Lakefront Circle, May 29. Money $80, recordings-audio visual $30 at 54 Carrie Way, May 30. Other $200, other $45 at 27 McMillan Drive, May 31. Radio/tv/vcr $100 at 5205 Belle Drive, May 30.



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There are many Amish shops with baked goods, furniture and cheese. If you are hunting for unique items for yourself or someone special, you can check out the antique shops and art gallery. For outdoorsy adventures within a short drive, you will find Adams Lake Nature Walk, Chaparral Prairie, Edge of Appalachia, Lynx Prairie, Buzzards’ Roost and Serpent Mound. An oasis of sophistication, The Rooster’s Nest was featured in the 2009 Best of Midwest Living. It offers a memorable retreat, a romantic getaway or a mid-week respite. It is a perfect location for smaller business meetings or receptions or for a Mom’s scrap-booking weekend. Gift certificates are available.

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Incidents/investigations Burglary

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Jasmin K. Haughian, 24, 914 Western Avenue, operating on suspended/revoked license at Beechgrove Drive, May 29. Alesha M. Brown, 25, 4227 Beechgrove Drive no. 3, execution of warrant for contempt of court libel at Richardson Road, May 30. John G. Wiley, 55, 4403 St. Francis Drive, assault domestic violence at 4403 St. Francis Drive, May 30. Andrew F. Hendren, 24, 850 Concord Road, possession of a handgun by convicted felon, carrying a concealed weapon, execution of bench warrant for fta, execution of bench warrant for fta at 4189 Richardson Road, May 30. David E. Prather, 39, 470 Colby Court, alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct at Regal Ridge Road, May 27. Katie J. Pope, 21, 5824 Mary Ingles Highway, reckless driving, inadequate silencer, improper equipment, speedin 26 mph over limit at Harris Road, May 28. Daniel D. Evans II, 26, 7542 East Bend Road, assault fourth degree at Richardson Road, June 2.



The Rooster’s Nest is a unique Bed and Breakfast located in Winchester, Ohio, off State Route 32, about an hour east of Cincinnati.

The Rooster’s Nest is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a break from busy routines. Walk on the 25 acres of woodlands, fish in the 1.25 acre stocked pond, curl up with a book or site outside by the campfire.


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Bed & Breakfast

The B&B consists of a log of constructed building logs dating back to 1788, yet is complete will modern amenities. There are three rooms available, each with a queen bed and private bath.

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SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

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