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Club seeks members By Regan Coomer

The Grandmothers Club in Fort Wright is looking for new grandmothers to join the fold. The club meets the second Wednesday of each month and makes donations to the needy throughout the year, said longtime member and former president Jean Niehaus. Currently there are about 60 members, but Niehaus said there is plenty of room for more grandmothers. Grandmothers don’t necessarily have to live in Fort Wright, Niehaus said. “We’ll take anyone who wants to join,” she said. Even if the grandmothers are 30, said President Marge Kohne with a laugh. “We would like people from our general area, not just Fort Wright,” she said. “We are a community. What happens in Fort Wright affects Fort Mitchell, Park Hills and everybody else.” Annual membership dues is $5 and a lunch catered by Chef Barone is $7 per meeting, Kohne said. A split-the-pot raffle and bingo is held each month as well. Holidays such as Mother’s Day, Christmas and Easter are celebrated by the Grandmothers Club. Guest speakers attend meetings on occasion. Niehaus, who has been a member for the last 13 or so years, said the club is a great way for seniors to socialize. “I think older people need an excuse to get out of the house,” she said. “It’s good for them to socialize instead of staying home all the time.” If interest is there, eventually Niehaus and Kohne hope to let grandfathers join the club, which then could be dubbed the “Grandparents Club.” For more information, call Niehaus at 859-803-3048 or Kohne at 859-341-2434.


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Fort Mitchell Fire Capt. Dave Schrand talks with Northern Kentucky University student Adam Hartke at the grand opening of the Fort Mitchell Centennial Exhibit at the Behringer-Crawford Museum at 1600 Montague Road in Covington on June 29. The exhibit features a variety of artifacts from the city's history, as well as a working diorama of the Fort Mitchell business district from 1943. The exhibit will be open through Sept. 25. For more information call 859-491-4003.

Two scholarships awarded By Regan Coomer

The Lookout Heights Civic Club awarded two college scholarships to the first-ever recipients Monday June 21. The club awarded $1,000 each to Fort Wright residents and Notre Dame Academy 2010 graduates Autumn Ward and Megan Berberich, who were chosen from about 20 applicants to be the first winners of the club’s scholarship program. Club members chose the recipients based on GPA, community involvement and extracurricular activities. Seniors also wrote

essays about themselves and their accomplishments. Applications were made anonymous before they were sent to the scholarship committee. Club President Lee Strimel said the club plans to award two scholarships annually to graduating seniors in Fort Wright. Children of club members are also eligible, regardless of residence. “Once the word gets out, it’s going to grow,” Strimel said. “I think it’s the best thing to ever happen to the city of Fort Wright as far as the civic club.” The scholarships are funded by the club’s annual golf outing, to be held in August this year, Strimel said.

Berberich will attend the University of Louisville in the fall, where she will play soccer and study engineering. “I was happily surprised and glad to get it,” Berberich said. Berberich plans to use her Lookout Heights scholarship money to purchase her college books this semester. “It’ll definitely help out with that,” she laughed. Ward was not available for an interview. Ward will attend Western Kentucky University in the fall. For more information about the Lookout Heights Civic Club Scholarship Fund, call 331-4278.

WWII vet will go on D.C. honor flight By Regan Coomer

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Organizers are gearing up for another summer festival, this time at the Kenton County Fair Grounds. Demolition derbies, games, rides, livestock, and this year a cornhole tournament will all make their way to the grounds. Read what all is new and what is the same at this yearly community gathering. LIFE, B1

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One local man will get a chance to see the memorial created for him and other World War II veterans at the end of a veteran’s Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., July 21. Fort Wright resident and Covington Rotarian Larry Schell, 92, enlisted in the army in 1942, where he eventually became a first lieutenant and specialized in antiaircraft maintenance. Upon his return to the states, Schell married his sweetheart, had three children and moved to Cincinnati, where he managed local J.C. Penney stores. “It felt awful good. It was one of the greatest days of my life,” recalled Schell of his first day home. “I had a girlfriend and we were going to get married as soon as the war was over and we did.” Past president of the Covington Rotary, Arun Lai, nominated

Schell to take part in the Honor Flight Network, which recognizes veterans for their sacrifices by flying them to see the memorial in their honor at no cost. “I know Larry. I know what’s in his heart and I became aware of this privilege that has been afforded to veterans and I wanted very much for him to avail of this opportunity,” Lai said. Schell has visited D.C. before, but he has never seen the World War II Memorial and had no idea Lai had nominated him for the honor flight. “I understand it’s quite a nice affair,” he said. While Lai and many other organizations honor veterans like Schell, the Kansas native himself is modest when it comes to his own accomplishments. “I don’t think much about it,” he said. When not spending time with his three children, six grandchil-


dren and nine great-grandchildren, Schell serves his community by being a member of the Covington Rotary since 1961, as well as being a board member of Covington’s BeConcerned and the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum. “I do it because I want to,” Schell said of his volunteerism. “I like the principles of the rotary and the camaraderie and meetings every week. Most of my best friends are Rotarians.” Lai applauds Schell’s dedication to the community, saying people can be a rotary member or a Rotarian. “A rotary member is someone who pays the dues and comes for the fellowship. However, a Rotarian is looking for ways to serve others everyday and not expecting any recognition or any plaques or accolades. I would say Larry is a Rotarian,” Lai said. For more information, visit


World War II veteran and Fort Wright resident Larry Schell will board an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. July 21 to view the World War II Memorial for the first time. Schell was nominated for the flight by the Covington Rotary, of which he has been a member since 1961.

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Local resident cleans up on popular game show By Jason Brubaker

At this rate, Fort Mitchell resident Billy Lewis is going to run out of game shows. Lewis, 30, has spent the last six months living up to his reputation as a “game show junkie” by visiting the tapings of both “The Price is Right” and “Let’s Make a Deal.” He also hasn’t come home empty-handed, having won a new car and a week-long trip to St. Croix for his efforts. “It’s definitely been kind of crazy,” he admitted. “But it’s been a lot of fun too. I never imagined all this would happen to me.” Lewis’ journey started

with a trip to Los Angeles for “The Price is Right” with his parents and ex-girlfriend, where he said he was holding out hope to be one of the audience members selected to compete on the wildy popular daytime show. Although the catch phrase “come one down” wasn’t meant to be for him, that didn’t mean his traveling party was left out. “My ex-girlfriend was picked to go up on the stage, and you could see me and my parents in the front row behind her trying to yell advice,” he recalled with a chuckle. “I had really wanted to be up there myself, but it was still pretty neat to see someone we know make it on stage.”

But with his thirst for game shows still not satisfied, Lewis decided to make a trip to Las Vegas in January for “Let’s Make a Deal,” where audience members often wear crazy outfits in order to grab the host’s attention and become a participant. Wanting to stand out, Lewis said he donned an old leisure suit, complete with a polka dotted shirt underneath. Although he applied online for a chance to appear as a player, he said he still went through a group screening process upon entering the studio, and even as the show started, he was unsure whether he would get to play. But about 10 minutes in, host Wayne Brady approached

his section and called his name. “I couldn’t believe it because the only reason we went to Vegas was so I could get on the show, and then it actually happened,” he said. “I just tried to keep calm, but it was hard because it was so crazy and loud in there. The whole thing was almost like a blur.” Lewis would win his first game, earning himself a free trip to Mexico in the process. However, he also qualified for the final round, where participants can make a deal to keep their original prize, or trade it for a chance to win something bigger and better. Even with the trip already in his pocket, Lewis decided to take a


Billy Lewis of Fort Mitchell shows off the leisure suit he wore on the popular game show “Let's Make A Deal,” where he won a car and a trip to St. Croix. “It was pretty exciting to be on there and to come home a winner,” he said. chance, opting to select the prize behind one of three doors. “There’s obviously no strategy - it’s just guessing the right door,” he said. “I kind of had my mind set on the third door, and then I glanced at my mom, who also was telling me to go with No. 3.” Still debating his options, Lewis glanced further around his section, when he received what he interpreted to be an obvious, if not humorous, sign. “There was a guy in a leprechaun suit a couple rows behind us, and he was also yelling that I should go with the third door, so that sealed the deal right there,” said Lewis. “It seemed like everything was pointing to that door.” Sure enough, Lewis’ optimism was founded, as the door was opened to reveal a brand-new Ford

Focus, as well as the trip to St. Croix. “I didn’t even know what to do,” he said. “My parents were crying and I was just so excited – it was nuts!” Lewis has since picked up his car from a local dealership, and is in the process of plotting out a time to take the free trip. In the meantime, he said he’s gotten plenty of comments from friends and family who have seen the show, which as if by fate, originally aired on St. Patrick’s’ Day. It has since re-aired a few more times as well. It can also be viewed online at As for Lewis, he’s got plenty of great memories to go along with his prizes. “The whole experience was just awesome,” he said. “I guess now I just have to start looking for the next show!”

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has re-appointed Lakeside Park resident Judith Gibbons to the Kentucky Board of Education. Gibbons will represent the Sixth Supreme Court District. She has been a member of the board since 2006, and will now serve through April 14, 2014. “Providing a quality education to Kentucky’s youth is essential to advancing our workforce and our economy and no one knows that better than the team I have assembled to serve on this board,” said Beshear in a released statement. “They all understand and share the value and significance of education to the personal growth of Kentuckians and the economic prosperity of our Commonwealth.” For more information, visit

UK golf scramble

Summit Hills Country Club will host golf scramble on July 26 for the University of Kentucky. The scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 10 a.m., and will feature UK celebrities such as Kenny Walker, Troy McKinely, Melvin Turpin and Mark Krebs. The outing will also include a continental breakfast and grilled

lunch. The outing is $140 per person, and registration will begin at 9 a.m. the day of the event. For more information or to register, call Bev Breitenstein at 512-0486 or send an e-mail to Nicole Bishop at

Lakeside survey

The city of Lakeside Park is asking residents to fill out a survey about city services by Friday July 2. While the survey was mailed to residents, it is also available under the link “Hot, Hot, Hot” on the left side of the home page at The survey asks residents to weigh in on the quality of city services, including fire protection, snow removal, street cleaning, city signage, ordinance enforcement and more. Residents can also respond to the question “What is the most important issue for the city to address?” as well as why they like living in Lakeside Park. Residents are also asked to provide demographic information such as age, number of years in the city and whether or not they own their homes. For information, call the city building at 859-341-6670.

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Splash & Dash to benefit charity By Jason Brubaker

A little running and a little swimming can add up to a lot of fun. Silverlake Recreation Center will hold their annual Splash & Dash event on July 24, starting at 8 a.m. The day will not only include the running and swimming races, but will also serve as an open house for the center, located off Kenton Lands Road in Erlanger. “It’s one of our biggest events of the year, so we’re pretty excited,” said Tim Geraci, the director of Silverlake. “We always have a good turnout, and we think that will be the case again this year.” The event will begin with the 5K run/walk, which will start and end in the Silver-

lake parking lot. Following that, participants can choose to take part in the 250-meter swim. There will also be a Kids Fun Run for younger children that will start around 9:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female in each age group for the running, as well as the top overall runner/swimmer for both males and females. “They don’t have to do both, but we imagine that after the run outside in the sun, most people will want to jump in the pool anyway,” said Geraci. “But it’s definitely a great workout to do both of them if you can.” For the second consecutive year, proceeds from the event will benefit Scarf It Up, a local charity that provides scarves, hats and gloves to low income or needy families.


The 9th annual Splash & Dash at Silverlake will be held on July 24. Proceeds from the event will go toward Scarf It Up, a local charity that provides scarves, hats and gloves to needy families. “They do some great things in our community, so we know the money is going to a worthy cause,” said Geraci. “We’re happy to help out.” Tammy Simpson, the founder of Scarf It Up, said last year the event raised a little over $1,000, allowing them to purchase hats and gloves for close to 600 people. “It was fantastic - we were absolutely thrilled,” she said. “We’re incredibly

grateful that they’re doing this for us, and we just hope we can raise even more this year.” Anyone interested in participating can pre-register by July 10 for $17. There will also be race-day registration for $20 beginning at 7 a.m. Registration forms can be picked up at Silverlake, or downloaded at For more information, call 426-7777.

Nature trails project set to begin By Jason Brubaker

With the plans and a timeline in place, Jordan Seitz knows there’s really only one thing left to do...the actual work. Seitz, a member of Troop 717 out of Lakeside Christian Church, will be taking the lead on the city’s nature trails project as part of earning his Eagle Scout rank. Seitz expects to get started on the project in July, and said most of the work on the initial trail should be done by September, barring any unforeseen circumstances. “I’ll be able to get plenty of people to help, from my troop and my church, so it shouldn’t be too bad,” said Seitz, 17. “Actually, it will probably be kind of fun.” The city began floating the idea of the trails earlier this year, originally wanting to pursue a federal grant to help fund the project. However, wanting to avoid putting up funds to match the grant, and looking to build a bigger sense of community through the project, they decided to move ahead with the trails project using volunteers from the area. The first trail is expected to run through the woods near Franzen Field, and will also connect to the land near the police department, where the Villa Hills Garden Club is planning a Memorial Garden. On June 23, Seitz walked the area with some city offi-

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Villa Hills councilman Steve Ruebusch and Covington Catholic student Jordan Seitz walk through the area near Franzen Field where the nature trails will be. Seitz, a member of Troop 717 out of Lakeside Christian Church, will be working on the trails for his Eagle Scout project. cials, including councilman Steve Ruebusch and Mayor Mike Sadouskas, to get a feel for the land and make any necessary adjustments to his plans. “Jordan approached the city and asked if he could do the trails for his Eagle Scout, and we’re incredibly grateful to have had him step up,” said Ruebusch. “Because of people like Jordan and the other volunteers, this is going to be done at virtually no cost to the city, which is awesome.” Seitz said the first thing he’ll have to do is clear the path through the woods for the initial trail, which Ruebusch estimates to be about half of a mile.

Following that, the trail will be covered in wood chips, and Seitz said he’d also like to have a botanist come through and identify the various plants on the trail so he could place signs or do some additional planting for aesthetics. He said he plans to pursue donations from local businesses to cover the cost of materials, and also said his troop could do some fundraising at local summer festivals as well. “I don’t think there will be too much of a problem getting people together and on board with this,” he said. Once this trail is completed, the city also has plans for additional trails, including a bike trail, that would

run around the land behind the Villa Hills Civic Club. However, Ruebusch said their efforts will be focused on the first trail for now. “We’re excited to get this going, because we think people are really going to like it,” he said. “We’ve been planning it for a little while, so we’re ready to get out here and actually get to work.” For more information, call 341-1515.

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July 8, 2010


Developments on way in Independence By Regan Coomer

Two new developments are on the way in Independence. Independence Oaks, a 144-unit six-building apartment complex, is in progress behind Buffalo Wild Wings on Centennial Boulevard and is expected to be completed by the early fall, said City Administrator Dan Groth. The complex will be situated between the new Ky17, Madison Pike with its main entrance located on Centennial Boulevard.

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The buildings will have three stories and will be made of mostly brick with some vinyl siding, Groth said, adding Independence Oaks will include walking trails, a dog park, a playground and a 24-hour fitness center. Fred Burns & Associates is building Independence Oaks and will manage the apartments once they’re built. Fred Burns & Associates is the owner/operator of the Mt. Zion Apartments in Florence. “This should go over very well,” Groth said. “They know what they’re

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doing and they will be managed very efficiently.” Meanwhile, a three-story 36,000-square-feet office building is in the works next to Ace Hardware on Declaration Drive, spearheaded by Mayor Chris Moriconi. If the project proceeds as planned, Moriconi said the building could be open by spring 2011. Moriconi recently approached Squire Hill Properties, a subsidiary of his employer, about investing in a professional office building in Independence – a niche he said needs filling. “There is no daytime workforce in Independence. In other words, people wake up in the morning and tend to leave to go to other cities to work,” he said. “What Independence needs is a daytime workforce in a professional office.” Currently Squire Hill Properties and Moriconi are in talks with professionals such as attorneys or doctors about signing leases to occupy the building. Moriconi said the investor is under contract with The Deters Company to

Independence Oaks, a 144-unit sixbuilding apartment complex, is in progress behind Buffalo Wild Wings on Centennial Boulevard. get a certain percentage of businesses to sign on within 120 days. “As mayor, it’s one of my jobs to promote my city and I see an opportunity out there,” he said. Moriconi estimates a building of that size could bring an additional $75,000 in payroll and property taxes to the city’s budget. “I’m excited about it. It will provide jobs and tax base,” he said. “My goal during my next term as mayor is to provide additional businesses to support our restaurants and other retail out here.” Moriconi said a site plan and rendering of the office building should be available in the next couple of weeks.


Members of the 1204th Aviation Support Battalion of the Kentucky Army National Guard were the special guests of Mayor Chris Moriconi and helped hit the “go” button for the fireworks Saturday July 3. Left to right: Master Sgt. Ben Hellard, Staff Sgt. Tim Kamholz, Lt. Col. Tom Roach Jr. and Staff Sgt. Jad Davis.

July 4 kicks off with a bang at two-day event By Regan Coomer

Visitors from around the region and beyond celebrated their holiday at the Independence July Fourth Celebration July 2 and 3. The annual event draws 20,000 plus crowds for live music, parades, carnival rides, food, and two days of fireworks.

When crowds weren’t in line for “The Round-up,” they were setting up chairs and coolers in preparation for the 30-minute plus fireworks show Friday and Saturday evenings, presented by Vito’s Fireworks. For more information on the Independence July Fourth Celebration, visit the city’s facebook page or



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Arnett preschoolers enjoy summer program

Melanie Triplett stifled a smile as she reached out to stop preschooler Ben Ignatowski from shaking the jar in his hand. “Don’t do that- all the monkeys will fall out of their trees!” she said. “You have to be careful with them in there- they don’t like to be shaken up like that.” The “rain forest in a jar” was just one of the projects completed by the kids as the Arnett Elementary Summer Preschool Program kicked off another year in late June. The program, open to kids entering preschool or those who

just completed it, allows children to learn and socialize during the summer to better prepare them for the start of the school year. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Triplett, who runs the program. “It gives the kids a chance to keep learning and do some unique activities, and they really enjoy it.” Triplett said the theme of this year’s program is rain forests, and all of their crafts and lessons have centered around learning about life in the rain forests. The kids have been able to enjoy stories and crafts relating to the rain forest, including the creation of their “rain forest in a jar”, complete with simulated trees,




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plant life and animals. “It was fun to do that,” said preschooler Dominic Door, showing off his rain forest. The kids also get to enjoy an outside activity each day, and even get a free breakfast or lunch courtesy of the Erlanger/Elsmere School District. To celebrate the end of the program, the kids will also enjoy a visit from Cool Critters, the educational reptile center, on July 29. “That should be a lot of fun for the kids, and it will fit in nicely with some of what we’ve been learning about,” said Triplett. For more information about the Arnett Elementary Preschool Program, call 727-1488.



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Stephanie Kontcho and Scott Loy work in the Arnett Elementary garden on July 1 during the summer preschool program. The program's theme this year is rain forests.

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The National Collegiate Athlet- and marketing, was a first team ic Association (NCAA) ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America announced that recent Thomas selection this More College graduate Chris Fishseason by the burn has been named a recipient College Sports of the NCAA Spring Postgraduate Information Scholarship. Directors of He is just one of 29 male America. scholar-athletes across all three He was a NCAA Divisions to receive this third team selechonor. tion in 2009 Fishburn will be awarded a Chris Fishburn and was named $7,500 scholarship to be used towards graduate school expens- to the Presidents' Athletic Conferes next year at the University of ence (PAC) Academic Honor Roll Cincinnati where he will attend all four season, while also being named All-PAC three times. graduate school. He leaves “Chris is an outThomas More standing example Chris Fishburn, who with three of a true studentathlete as he balgraduated last month with a career records. owns anced academics 3.96 grade point average in theHe Thomas and athletics sucsports entertainment and More career cessfully to have an outstanding marketing, was a first team record in hits (215), runs career at Thomas ESPN The Magazine scored (162) More on the baseAcademic All-America and at-bats ball diamond and in the classroom,” selection this season by the (603). Fishburn is also in said Athletic DirecCollege Sports Information the top-10 in tor Terry Connor. “This award Directors of America. two other categories as he couldn't be going is seven in to a better studentathlete and person then Chris,” RBI with 129 and tied for eighth Head Baseball Coach Jeff Hetzer in doubles with 34. This scholarship is presented said. “Excelling in the classroom to student-athletes in their final and on the baseball field is very season of competition, who have important to the Thomas More shown high performances in both baseball program and Chris is a the classroom and on the playing good example to the underclass- field. Since 1964, the NCAA scholmen and future Saints to show arship has annually been awardhow to excel in both arenas. Fishburn, who graduated last ed to 174 student-athletes promonth with a 3.96 grade point moting and encouraging postaverage in sports entertainment graduate education.

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The Nursing and Allied Health Division of Gateway Community and Technical College presented nursing pins to 23 graduates of the associate degree and practical nursing programs in a special pinning ceremony at Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills. Toni Schklar, a registered nurse and manager of St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s holistic health and women’s heart centers, welcomed the graduates into the profession. The semi-annual nurse pin-



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Tammy Townsend and Melanie Triplett work with preschoolers (L-R) Dominic Door and Ben Ignatowski during the Arnett Elementary summer preschool program. The program runs throughout the month of July.

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Laura M. Handy Florence: Nancy A. Wagner Fort Thomas: Janice J. Frost Hebron: Amber D. Steele Independence: Amy L. Carpenter, Shannon M. Schawe Verona: Stacey N. Gripshover Walton: Jennifer A. Meyer Four students graduated with diplomas in practical nursing including: Alexandria: Amanda N. Black Erlanger: Nikki L. Tuttle Florence: Alisa N. Turner Hebron: Robyn M. Stamper

Joseph Bernhard, Tanner Coyne-Chailland, Ian Dollenmayer, Joseph Drees, Brian Fagel, Alexander Flynn, Grant Guess, Tyler Hoefinghoff, Benjamin Kleier, Paul Kleier, Clinton Massie, Michael Maurer, Dylan Neff, Matthew Rolf, Stephen Schafer, Eric Schieman, Brayden Schlagbaum, Austin Schroder, Corey Severson, Kyle Surace, D. Nick Weber, Kurt Wittmer and J. Chase Zimmer.

Second honors Freshmen

Robert Bayer, Blake Bir, Kevin Boerger, Andrew Brueggeman, Jacob Futscher, Nathan Gradel, Chad Hayden, J. William Huber, Mitchell Humphrey, Clay Jackson, Grant Lyons, Kyle Massie, Michael Mettey, Christopher Molony, Clint Noble, Sawyer Pauly, Benjamin Reis, Ross Rohling, Andrew Sander, Daniel Sandfoss, S. Alex Scanlon, Benjamin Schweitzer, Daniel Shumate, Zachary Stegman, James Stratman, Brandon Sullivan, Matthew Summe, Austin Wesley, Maxwell Williamson and Samuel Williamson.

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Sean Baute, Michael Best, Nathan Burk, Sean Cooney, Michael Helton, Jacob Henderson, Mitchell Jacobs, Kevin Jeffrey, Nicholas Kanter, Sean Kiely, Patrick McGlade, Dominic Michels, David Moser, James Nutter, Garret Oien, Ryan Panoushek, Blake Perkins, Samuel Ruwe, Eric Schneider, Edward Sketch, Austin Stetter, Benjamin Stetter, Casey Stewart, Evan Talkers, Eric Torres and W. John Yung.

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Lucas Armor, Matthew Baker, Andrew Baldridge, Nicholas Bessler, Alexander Emerson, Alexander Glavan, Daniel Gregory, Matthew Jeffrey, Neil Kennedy, Khang Le, Cory Matsko and Joshua Moorman.

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Second honors Seniors

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Tyler Arlinghaus, Brian Baxter, Jason Bessler, Michael Biecker, Chad Calo, Joel Cerimele, Michael Cerimele, Trevor Collinsworth, Jon Connor, Kyle Couch, Matthew Dorman, Brian Ebenschweiger, John Fagel, Wesley Fowler-Johnson, Christopher Garnick, Christian Gerwe, Evan Haag, Cole Heimbrock, Brandon Kanter, Joshua Krems, Jacob Litmer, Christopher Meier, Alex Menne, Michael Rabe, Stephen Ruh, Benjamin Schieman, Marc Schuler, Stephen Schwab, Matthew Smith and Jacob Toebben.

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July 8, 2010

Freedom hit reading home runs Last season the Florence Freedom hit 122 home runs on the field, however far more “home runs” were hit off it, as kids read their way to free Freedom tickets on Wednesday home games. Liberty’s X-Treme Reading Club, as it’s officially named, offers kids the opportunity to read their way to a home run which scores them free tickets. To “hit it out of the park,” kids must read four books. The program has made one Kentucky state representative take notice. “The Florence Freedom are to be commended for their community partnership with our schools and their contributions to improving students reading through their reading program,” Kentucky State Rep. Addia Wuchner said. The “home runs” have been fly-

ing for three seasons now as the Florence Freedom and Xavier University’s College of Social Sciences, Health and Education first teamed up back in 2008, using minor league baseball as a platform promoting youth reading. “What a tremendous program.” Wuchner said. “Not only are students encouraged to read for enjoyment and improve their reading mastery, but they have the opportunity to come out for a game at the Freedom ballpark! I truly hope more schools and students will participate. “ The execution in getting the vouchers to the kids is done all online via e-mail. However the Freedom and mascot Liberty routinely go above and beyond in getting the local schools on board. “The Florence Freedom provided posters that showed the students

progress and acknowledged their accomplishments base by base until they made a homerun,” Florence Elementary Technology Assistant Kathy Kuhn said. “The mascot Liberty even joined us on the morning announcement program “Wakin and Skakin” before making the rounds at the school and visiting many of the students in their classrooms.” To ensure kids get the free ticket voucher, parents must sign up online at under the “Kids Zone” tab. “The Florence Elementary Accelerated Reader program has excelled year after year with the contributions of local businesses such as Florence Freedom. The Accelerated Reader program theme this year was baseball and at the kick-off the students were

entertained by not one but both of the Florence Freedom mascots, Liberty and Belle the Diva.” The fun for the students didn’t stop with mascots. “To end this great reading season, the Florence Freedom graciously loaned us two sumo wrestling suits that also includes bun helmets. The assistant principal and the school counselor competed in a friendly wrestling match with Liberty stirring up even more excitement.” Kuhn and the rest of the Florence Elementary schools look forward to the successful relationship to continue with their community partner in the Freedom. “Florence Elementary is extremely fortunate to have Florence Freedom as a reading partner.”

CLASS REUNIONS S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 1 7 Campbell County High School graduates of 1990 are holding their 20th year class reunion Saturday, July 17, 2010 at the Syndicate in Newport. The cost is $50 per person for appetizers, drinks and music. For more information, call 859-512-6213 or visit Facebook “CCHS Class of 1990 Reunion.” The Syndicate is located at 18 East 5th Street. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 1 1 Walton Verona High School graduates of 1985 are holding their 25th year class reunion Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. For more information, contact Kevin Flynn at 859-485-6128 or e-mail

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Farnworth’s mother Sherrie said her children’s paper routes serve a double purpose: the routes allow them to engage in community, but they also teach them the value of money: each child’s profits are divided four ways: piano lessons, paying for the papers, tithe for their church and spending money. “We wanted to make sure our kids knew how to relate to people. I think they do very well,” she said. In addition to his carrier money, Farnsworth earned his way by selling Boy Scout popcorn each year - the first year he participated, he sold more than $2,000 worth, which he used to purchase a tent big enough for his entire family. “I never paid a dime for all of my scouting stuff. It gave me a lot of life values and experiences that real life wouldn’t throw at you,” Farnsworth said. In the past, Farnsworth chose to send part of his money to missionaries

and participated in a mission himself in El Salvador, where he helped in construction and volunteered at an orphanage. “It gives you a better perspective of how much we have even when we think we don’t have a lot,” he explained. “It’s weird when you go down there thinking you’re going to bless them and help them when you get back and they really blessed you.” When Farnsworth isn’t doing his best in the community, he’s playing basketball and baseball and wowing his family with his skills on the grill. “I do it all,” he laughed, confiding lemon pepper and salt are the ingredients behind the best medium-well steak. And though Farnsworth is proud of his contributions to the community, he knows he couldn’t have done it alone. “Thanks to all the family and friends who contributed to my success,” he said.

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Gateway Community and Technical College has begun offering an energy utility technician certificate that can be completed in less than one year and qualifies students to become an entry-level technician at utility companies. The 19-credit-hour course of study includes an opportunity for an apprenticeship and offers students real-life experience working with bucket trucks and climbing utility poles. Courses teach aspects of utility operation, line maintenance, underground operations, substation operations, transmission distribution and how to stay safe on the job. All courses are offered after 5 p.m. weekdays and on Saturdays. The certificate can be applied toward an associate in applied science degree in electrical or industrial maintenance technology. Workforce Investment Act funding is available for students who quality. For further information, contact the Florence One Stop at 859-371-0808 or the Covington One Stop at 859292-6666. Gateway offers additional training opportunities aimed at energy careers. These include the voice and data wiring installer certificate, as well as courses in energy efficiency and auditing, solar/photovoltaic systems, wind energy technologies and outside plant technologies. For information about the certificate, visit www. and search “Energy Certificate” or contact Dr. Meichtry, Yvonne.meichtry@kctcs.ed, 859-442-4190.


Thomas More names coach

Thomas More College recently named Ryan Meyer as the new head women’s tennis coach at Thomas More. Meyer comes to Thomas More from the University of Cincinnati where he was a volunteer assistant coach for the Bearcats’ women's tennis team for the past year. Before Cincinnati he was an assistant men's and women’s tennis coach at Franklin College from 2007 to 2009. Meyer earned his undergraduate degree from Franklin College in 2008 and his masters degree from Concordia University in California. He played four years of tennis at Franklin and served as the team captain in 2007 and was conference champion in 2005. Meyer is in his fourth year as a staff professional and director of stringing at Five Seasons Sports Club in Crestview Hills. The Saints were 3-11 and finished fifth at the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championships and return all seven student-athletes from last year's squad.

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Michele Hudson, a freshman softball player for Thomas More College and a Notre Dame Academy graduate, was recently named to the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll for the spring semester. Also named to the list was Notre Dame graduate Katie Tierney, a sophomore basketball player at Thomas More; and Chelsea Tolliver, a freshman basketball player and a Simon Kenton High School graduate. The PAC Academic Honor Roll honors student-athletes on winter and spring varsity sports teams who have earned a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale during their semester of competition.

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Thomas More College earned its highest ever finish in the Learfield Sports NCAA Division III Directors' Cup Standings as it finished 57th out of 410 eligible Division III schools in the 2009-2010 academic year. The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in up to 18 sports - nine women’s and nine men’s, but the Saints finished in the top 14 percent in the nation with 13 sponsored sports. The Saints had seven of their 13 teams advance to NCAA Championships during the 2009-2010 academic year as football, men’s soccer, volleyball, women’s basketball, men’s golf, softball and baseball all represent Thomas More in their respective national championships and earned the school 279.5 points in the standings. Thomas More was the topranked Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) school as Grove City College (139), Thiel College (160), Washington & Jefferson College (177) and Westminster College (190) also finished in the top 50 percent of NCAA Division III eligible schools.

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Grant alumni relive 50-year history By James Weber

While the fate of the former William Grant High School in Covington is up in the air, its legacy remains solid. Grant, open from 193065, was an all-black school necessitated by the segregation laws of the time. Its boys’ basketball team played in an all-black conference before the school was admitted to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association in 1956. In 1957, the Grant boys’ basketball team played a district tournament game at Dixie Heights High School, the first racially integrated game in Northern Kentucky history. In 1958, Grant made its first of four appearances in the Sweet 16. On June 30, a few members of that Grant team gathered at the Skyline Chili in Erlanger, just a few blocks from Dixie Heights. They joined friends for lunch. Two of the Grant alumni got their first chance to see their pictures on one wall of the restaurant. Eddie Brock and Tom Thacker are recent additions to the wall, which honors three members of


James Brock and Tom Thacker gathered with friends at the Erlanger Skyline Chili June 30 to see their Hall of Fame pictures (background). From left are Thacker and Brock.


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James Brock and Tom Thacker gathered with friends at the Erlanger Skyline Chili June 30 to see their Hall of Fame pictures (background). the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame, including Holmes graduate Donna Wolfe. The pictures are part of a collection of sports memorabilia displayed by the Zang family at their four Skyline locations in the area, including Highland Heights and Florence (two). Brock, the former Grant head coach, and standout player Thacker enjoyed the atmosphere at Skyline, a new site for their regular reunions. Thacker is the only basketball player to win national championships in the NCAA, National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association. He was on the University of Cincinnati’s national title teams in 1961-62. A former UC teammate from those title teams, George Wilson, was with the group June 30. “Some of the happiest years of my life were in high school, all the good memories we had,” Thacker said. “We were beginning to learn everything about life. Coach Brock was not only a coach, but a father, a brother, an adviser to us. He got us young guys to do everything and steered us in the


James Brock and Tom Thacker gathered with friends at the Erlanger Skyline Chili June 30 to see their Hall of Fame pictures (background). Sitting, from left: George Wilson (Thacker’s UC teammate), Brock, Covington Mayor Denny Bowman. Back: Skyline co-owner Mike Zang, Thacker. right direction.” Brock, 83, came to Covington from Alabama in 1955. He led Grant to four regional championships and had a 185-84 career record before finishing his career in Cincinnati. He lives in Glendale, Ohio. He enjoyed the camaraderie and the pictures. “I am impressed with this,” he said. “I am impressed that people remember us. A lot of the

guys I coached are now getting older. I enjoy seeing them. I come back to Covington from time to time. I don’t know many of the people anymore, but they say ‘My dad talked about you or my granddad talked about you.’” He said in the late 1950s, while black players generally still received harsh prejudice in the South, they didn’t have as many problems in Northern

Kentucky. “There was prejudice then, but people seemed to get along,” Brock said. “Things were under control. Everyone treated me very good. When we were playing basketball and winning games, everything was good.” Grant closed in 1965 and merged with Holmes High School. Now its former tenants hope to preserve the former Grant High School building, which is now called the Northern Kentucky Community Center. The building, at Eighth and Greenup streets, has sat unused the past two years after being claimed in auction, said Covington mayor Denny Bowman. Bowman said the city loaned the money for the sale and is trying to reclaim the deed at the loan’s face value. He expects that process to begin in earnest within the next two to three months. If successful, the building could eventually be designated as a historic landmark and rehabilitated for other purposes. Thacker said if he had the money, he would do all that himself. “I’m getting ready to go in my wallet and buy the building,” Thacker said. “I’d like to preserve it and make it a community center. It’s historic.”

Kenton teams pick up spring honors By James Weber

Dixie Heights 2010 graduate Brice Smallwood was named player of the year in Northern Kentucky by the Kentucky Enquirer in that paper’s list of spring all-stars. Smallwood, a left-handed pitcher, was 11-0 with a 1.21 ERA this season, striking out nearly two batters per inning - 112 in 58 IP. Dixie Heights’ Tyler Sexton was also one of the paper’s 13 first team allNorthern Kentucky picks. Matt Klein of Covington Catholic and Zach Sowder of Scott were other area firstteam selections. Several area players were honorable mention by the Enquirer. Beechwood had two in Josh Bertke and Brad Leeke. Calvary had two in Mitch Davenport and Andrew Moran. Covington Catholic had Brett Stayton and Adam Warning. Dixie had three in Corey Klei, Luis Leon and Brett Stansberry. Holmes’ Tommy Court-


Brice Smallwood of Dixie Heights pitches in a May 8 game. ney was honorable mention, as was St. Henry’s Travis Miller and Simon Kenton’s Chad Lawrence. Three Holy Cross players were honorable mention in Rob Broering, Nick Ritter and Andy Roenker. The Enquirer takes recommendations from local coaches for its all-star teams. The coaches also compile the official Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference honors, which have not been released because

several schools have not submitted nominations. Kenton County had three first-team picks in softball. St. Henry’s Mamee Salzer and Jen Hoff made the first team, as did Scott’s Tara Wells. Holmes had one honorable mention pick in Megan Bohman. Holy Cross had two in Brooke Crail and Madyson Moran. Simon Kenton had two in Lindsey Bridges and Courtney Morgan.

Ludlow’s Miranda Ladanyi was honorable mention, as was Jordan Wesley of Notre Dame and Roma Maloney of Scott. St. Henry head boys’ coach Ernie Brooks was the boys’ track coach of the year after leading the Crusaders to the regional title and second place in the state meet. Three-time state high jump champ Ben Bessler was first team for St. Henry. St. Henry had two honorable mention picks in Ross Emerson and Justin Ziegler. Simon Kenton thrower Jordan Hansel and jumper Sage Powell were first team picks. Brayson Smith, 1A state champ in the 200, was first team, as was Dixie Heights’ distance runner Ryan Smith, who was second in 3A in the 1,600. Covington Catholic had eight honorable mention picks including Michael Bowdy, Ryan Cahill, Alex Connelly, Paul Cusick, Alex Flynn, Austin Hudepohl, Steven Schwab, and James Simms. Dixie had two in Nathan

McKinney and Chris Sikra. Lloyd had two in Charles Johnson and Joey Landrum. Villa Madonna had one in Pete Miller. In girls’, Dixie Heights’ Hillary Jamison was first team after winning the 3A state title in high jump. Beechwood’s Brianna McCarthy was first team after winning the Class 1A discus, beating all the 2A and 3A throwers as well. SK’s Allison Ponzer was first team after winning the 3A state title in the long jump. Lloyd had five honorable mention picks in Jessica Crabtree, Torey Duncan, Lashawn Ford, Tati Jouett, and Elisha Overpeck. Ludlow had one in Jade Stansberry. Notre Dame had two in Leah Bramlage and Sullivan Culbertson. SK had two in Sarah Austin and Christina Cook. Scott’s Jenna Lekhamp was honorable mention as well The St. Henry quartet of Katie Addler, Paige Dooley, Maria Frigo and Meghan Helmer were all honorable mention.


Community Recorder

July 8, 2010

Sports & recreation

Cincinnati Steam baseball season heats up 2006, in partnership with the Cincinnati Reds, as a way to keep those players close to home in Cincinnati. “The Steam was created to keep local talent in town and give them a chance to play in the summer, in front of Major League scouts,� said manager Joe Regruth, who is in his second year as skipper of the Steam. Of the 33 players on the roster, two players were selected by Major League teams in the June amateur draft. Regruth speculates that at least four or five other players have a good chance of being drafted and maybe one day making it to the Majors. But for right now the players goal is to improve their abilities before returning to their collegiate teams and also to win games, something the Steam has done a lot of the past two years. The Steam’s 40game 2010 season opened

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The college baseball season may have come to a close last week, but for 33 college ballplayers with Major League dreams, the season is just beginning. Those ballplayers make up the roster of the Cincinnati Steam, which is beginning its fifth season of play in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. The GLSCL is made up of teams from Ohio and Indiana and is one of several summer, wooden bat leagues sponsored by Major League Baseball. For those players, who are mostly from Ohio, the Steam offers a chance to hone their skills, make the adjustment from metal to wood bats, and ultimately to show off for scouts, in the hopes of being drafted by a major league club. The Steam began play in

Steam roster Mike Morris, Tennessee Tech, Sycamore Bryan Rose, Northern Kentucky University Ryan Hopkins, Tennessee Tech, Western Brown Jake Proctor, University of Cincinnati, Oak Hills J.R. Reynolds, Ohio University, Moeller Jon Edgington, Miami University, Wyoming Jordan Keur, Michigan State University Noah Zipko, Campbell University, Tallawanda Michael Basil, Indiana University, St. Xavier Walker Stadler, Indiana University Ryan Bellamy, Xavier June 11 and follows backto-back GLSCL championship seasons. Beyond trying to win games, Regruth does not focus on teaching the play-

University, Northwest Paul Uhl, Thomas More, McNicholas Tyler Hollestegge, UNC Greensboro, St. Xavier Brad Gschwind, Miami University, Lakota West Markus Kuykendall, Xavier University, Harrison Tim Issler, Ball State University, St. Xavier Nick Priessman, Eastern Illinois, Colerain Sam Dawes, Miami University, Princeton Andrew Brown, Marietta, Centerville Mike Jefferson, Louisiana Tech, Clermont Northeastern Brian Sand, University of Cincinnati, Oak Hills

Brian Bobinski, Ohio State, Mason Mark Lincoln, Sonoma State Ryan Martin, Michigan State, Turpin Michael Peterson, DePauw University, Summit Country Day Nathan Smith, Furman, Lakota West Brent Wagner, Northern Kentucky University, Lakota West Steve Matre, College of Mount St. Joseph, Purcell Marian Corey Farris, Kentucky, Boone County Nathan Mutsch, Xavier University, Bishop Brossart Ben Thomas, Xavier University Zach Isler, University of Cincinnati, Covington Catholic

ers new skills, but rather augmenting the skills they already possess. “In the short summer season, there’s not a whole lot of teaching,� Regruth

said. “It’s more about college teams and what they want the players to work on. We do everything we can to further their development based on what their

college coaches want.� The most difficult part of managing a roster full of college kids, Regruth said, is managing their playing time. “It’s hard knowing you can only put nine guys on the field with a roster of good baseball players,� Regruth said. “I try to keep guys busy enough to keep them developing.� For baseball fans, the Steam offers a chance to watch good baseball in a family setting, at family prices. Tickets for the team’s home games, which are played at Western Hills High School, cost just $5. Thursday, July 1, the Steam defeated Grand Lake to even its record at 7-7 on the season. They return home for three games beginning July 8 and remain home until the GLSCL All-star Game July 14, also at Western Hills High School.

Girls swim their way to Ireland Northern Kentucky Clipper Swim Team members, Caitlyn Forman of California, Ky., Ellen Williamson of Ft. Wright and Krissie Brandenburg of Erlanger qualified to swim with Team USA at the 2010 Irish National Cham-

Three swimmers from Northern Kentucky traveled from the bluegrass state to the rolling green hills of Dublin, Ireland. Based on their performance at the NCSA Junior Nationals back in March,

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What does patriotism mean to you? Who is the most patriotic person you know? Why? “I think the most ‘patriotic person’ cannot be a single individual. It is the men and women of the U.S. military who have perished in defense of this country.” B.L. “It’s simple. It’s loving your country, for all its good and its bad, and a willingness to stick out your neck and defend it when necessary. Some people make it out to be a bad quality, but it isn’t. Patriotism is what makes any nation, ours included, what it is. “The most patriotic person I know is me. I’m the type of person who sings the National Anthem at ballgames, salutes the flag whenever I ride by it, and love being a citizen of the United States of America.” C.J.G. “Patriotism means to me being proud of the country we live in, doing little things like displaying the American Flag each day, serving your country in the military when called to do so, casting your ballot thus insuring good politicians to protect our freedom. “As to the most patriotic person I know, I guess it would have to be some of the veterans I run into from time to time who have lost a limb or the like or the widow whose husband was killed many years ago while serving his country.” L.S. “Being patriotic is doing what is right for your country, not the popular thing. Too many groups and individuals wrap themselves in the flag and think they are patriots. “Real patriotism does not include the mindless parroting of the ultra-right wing. A true patriot does not need to yell epitaphs at our president because he is not ultra-conservative. “A true patriot needs to think and a lot of the flag wavers do it by rote. People who do not use cognitive reasoning are just puppets. “That does not mean we all should come to the same conclusions, only that Fox News and the pundits are a poor source for a thinking person. “Think. Then wave the flag.” J.Z. “Unfortunately many folks think that patriotism is unqualified support of our country no matter what activities are being conducted. “I believe that a true patriot is 1) a thoughtful person, 2) not afraid to articulate an opinion







Do you think weather warning sirens are effective? Why or why not? What changes would you make to the warning system? Send your answer to with Chatroom in the subject line. even when it is contrary to the popular opinion, 3) not afraid to be critical of activities in which the country is engaged (war or some other public policy) when their opinion is intellectually honest and thoughtfully supported by reason and logic. “A patriot is willing to support their country/government even when it means sacrificing personal pleasures and comfort to accomplish a desirable goal or resort. “As has been said a true patriot is one who can be critical even when their position is contrary to the popular opinion. Courage to be critical for improving a situation even when this subjects them to disparaging comments. “Making sure that they understand how government really works and what must be done to make it work the way it was designed. Going along with the crowd when they do not agree with the crowd is being a coward not a patriot. “Too many folks are ignorant of what our country really stands for. It is liberty and justice for all not just a few.” J.S.D. “Patriotism to me is the love and devotion to our country. To be a patriot, one must obey and support the authority and interest of their country. “In today’s narration, I do not feel that our government stands behind our Constitution, as there seems to be ever-ending amendments trying to change our way of life. “We have laws that support the criminal, we have laws against the disciplining of children, and we have laws against the protection of our property, etc ..., etc ... “Our country was founded on the premise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Today, we have to fear not only for our lives, but for the lives of our family, friends and neighbors. “Our freedom rights seem to less and less, not only physical but economically. Many surveys given on TV indicate that we are not happy campers. “We all can be patriotic, not only this July 4th, but everyday – flying our flag, say the pledge, singing the national anthem, viewing patriotic parades, and especially honoring our soldiers, past and present.” D.J.

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Looking forward to a bright future By Eleshia Scholes Community Recorder guest columnist

Stories about people overcoming the odds to make a difference or reach a dream are throughout history. It’s important to have goals and dreams. Studies show when people see themselves reaching their goals and dreams, they are more likely to make them happen. A positive view of personal future is also one of the 40 Developmental Assets, which are the building blocks that all youth need to grow up to be healthy, caring and responsible adults. Research shows that young people are more likely to grow up healthy when they are optimistic about their future. Youth who are hopeful about the future tend to have better relationships with their parents, increased selfesteem, and decreased emotional or behavioral problems, such as depression, early sexual activity and violence. According to the Attitudes and Behaviors survey, which measures the 40 Developmental Assets, about 70 percent of youth within Campbell County have a positive view of their future. Since kids are our future, it’s important to help them realize the positive

aspects of their lives now and in the years to come. Here are some ways you can help young people become more optimistic the Eleshia about future: Scholes • Talk with Community them about the Ask Recorder future. them what guest excites them columnist about the future. • React positively when they tell you about their dreams, no matter how far-fetched or unreachable they may seem. Together choose one way to make a dream a reality. • Point out the good things you see people doing to improve the world. Encourage them to do the same. • When bad things happen or mistakes occur, help them to focus on solutions or positive aspects of the situation instead of problems. For more information about the 40 Developmental Assets and how you can help youth to have a bright future, please visit the

County Fairs, Why? “Most people just don’t get it,” said Ron, bemoaning the urban politicians that continue to whittle away at funding for county fairs and the Ag Extension Service. “It’s all about the kids learning real life.” To their misfortune, urban children have much less opportunity to connect with real life. They look at some farm kid working on his show steer every day for months. It is beyond their comprehension. “Why,” they think, “Would anyone want to waste their time in such a mindless pursuit?” and then they whip out their Game Boy and fall into a trance. Thank goodness there are some politicians, corporations and influential associations that DO get it. As farmers and livestock raisers continue to decline in numbers, it is even more critical that parents, county agents, ag teachers, 4-H leaders, scientists and teachers instill in the next generations the realities of life that farming depends on. Does America want to become a net importer of food in fifty years?

I appreciate Mrs. Obama’s garden, Whole Foods specialty markets, organic and natural producers. They have a niche market. But who is going to feed the other 99% of our burgeoning population, much less a hungry third world? Those kids, our kids who are fitting steers, doing chores, picking apples, showing hogs, driving the grain truck, learning to weld, riding pens, irrigating strawberries, managing a pasture, hosing the milk room, stacking hay and learning to read the sky are assimilating the mountain of knowledge that it takes to make dirt and rain into food. Farm kids start learning the land and the livestock when they are old enough to carry a bucket. When they help with the daily chores they are practicing. It’s like taking piano lessons or tennis lessons except what farm kids learn has a much more profound objective; feeding us all. Our culture expends a great deal of effort on future NBA stars, astro-

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But for every 100 rock stars, Rhodes Scholars and Heisman trophy winners our country produces, we better make sure we spend enough to train at least two future farmers, so the rest of them can eat. That is the essence of the county fair. nauts, environmental lawyers, doctors, and political science majors. But for every 100 rock stars, Rhodes Scholars and Heisman Trophy winners our country produces, we better make sure we spend enough to train at least two future farmers, so the rest of them can eat. That is the essence of the county fair. Beneath all the fun, auctions, and show ribbons, the serious business of learning how to make a living off the land continues like an underground river. The list of ‘essential professions’ is a short one. That’s the reality of real life. Farm kids hold our future intheir hands. They are in training to feed the world. And fair board members and county agents get it. www. The Kenton County fair is the week of July 12.

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Nicki Maselli is the first winner of the Lady Ruth Adams Memorial Scholarship, given by Erlanger attorney Ron Adams (front). The scholarship is given to children of local firefighters to help with college tuition. Maselli, whose father Steve and stepmother Lindsey are firefighters in Walton, is pictured here with her family and Walton Fire Chief Tom Ollier.


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Debbie Koury (left) started Madison Hill Home Staging last October along with friend Jo Oligee. The duo will help prepare and improve homes to go on the market and sell quickly.

All the world’s a stage By Jason Brubaker

To hear Debbie Koury, Madison Hill Home Staging’s mission is simple. “Our goal is just to assist people with selling their home as quickly as possible for as much money as possible,” said Koury, who started the company last October. “Whatever we can do to help the resale value, we will.” Along with friend Jo Oligee, Koury begins each staging with a free consultation, after which they offer suggestions to the homeowner about potential improvements or upgrades that should be made before

the home goes on the market. Whether it’s chipped paint, a leaky faucet or even a yard full of weeds, Koury said they assist with a variety of issues. Homeowners are then presented with a detailed proposal, and Madison Hill works within all levels of budgets to accomplish as many goals as possible. “Each person and each house is different, so we just work as best we can within the means available,” said Koury. “It’s very rewarding to help someone like this.” For more information, or to schedule a consultation, visit


The 2009 Kenton County Fair featured fun for every age and interest. This year’s fair will kick off July 12 and continue through July 17. Visit for more information.

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Movie premiere

The Cincinnati premiere of the Pete Rose documentary “4192: The Crowning of the Hit King” will be shown at AMC Newport on the Levee Wednesday, July 14, at 7 p.m. The film highlights the career of Pete Rose, who is one of baseball’s most honored and controversial stars. Tickets for the show and for the after-party can be purchased by visiting or by calling 2616742. For more information on the film, visit

THINGS TO DO Bark in the Park

Bring your dog to the Florence Freedom game, Sunday, July 11, for Bark in the Park night at Champion Window Field. Fans, who bring their dog, will receive a voucher for a free coney dog. Fans with dogs must sit in section 115 or in the lawn. The game, between the Freedom and the Washington Wild Things, begins at 6:05 p.m. For ticket information, call 594-HITS or visit Champion Window Field is located 7950 Freedom Way.

Remembering the King of Pop

Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band will perform at the Madison Theater, Saturday, July 10, at 9 p.m. The show should spark memories of the late Michael Jackson, who died June 25, 2009. Doors will open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. For more information, call 491-2444 or visit The Madison Theater is located at 730 Madison Ave. in Covington.

Funnel cakes, rides, exhibitions, horse and livestock shows and the demolition derby are what it’s all about at the 2010 Kenton County Fair, coming up July 12-17. Fair-goers should look for the usual crowd pleasers in the fair lineup, including the Barnyard Olympics Monday, July 12; the tractor pulls Friday, July 16; and the FFA and 4-H shows all week long. Kenton County Fair Board President Allen Jones called the fair’s $8 admission a bargain for family fun. “With the economy, the fair is a low-cost week of entertainment for a lot of people, and it’s close to home,” Jones said. Once you’ve had your fill of rides and the demolition derby, Kenton County Extension agents Dan Allen and Diane Kelley said the fair’s 4-H livestock events shouldn’t be missed. More than 400 local kids participate in shows or exhibit their work at the fair, Kelley said. “People should see the great sense of accomplishment these 4-H kids have,” she said. Allen said 4-H members prepare for the county and state fairs for months and “learn right on through the judging.” “If you don’t know anything about it, you just might learn something,”


Kevin Jones, 10, of Erlanger dunked Kenton County Police Chief Ed Butler with a powerful throw at last year’s Kenton County Fair. Allen laughed. Not all the of the 4-H events are serious; Kelley said the poultry costume contest is just plain fun, and “that’s OK too.” Olivia Mueller, 17, said the county fair is one of her favorite weeks in the summertime. Mueller, a 4-H member, has shown lambs and hogs since the age of 5 or 6. Recently, Mueller won first place at the Kentucky State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest and she has a chance to be on the national 4-H judging team.

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“You learn how to work with people,” she said of showing livestock. “You have to be able to communicate and understand what you’re talking about.” New to the fair this year is the Kenton County Cornhole Classic at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 16. Cost to participate is $5 a person with the first and second place winners getting a cut of the admission pot. “It’s something that everybody can do. You don’t have to learn how to ride a horse for half of you life; you can just come out, throw a bean bag and spend an hour or two and see what happens,” said Steve Kitchen, fair board member. Kitchen will DJ during the tournament for a “down home” feel during what he hopes will be a “casual, cool” event. Some events have been scheduled for different nights than in past years, so fair organizers encourage people to check the fair line-up at or visit the fair’s Facebook or twitter pages for up-to-date information. Result data and other updates are also posted daily on the website during fair week.

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Plein Air Painting, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 11. $175. Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St. Outdoor painting includes basic setups and ways to transport materials to and from sites, getting started finding a subject by doing thumbnail sketches and establishing a composition and the five basics. Painting locations around Cincinnati. Open to all media and students of all experience levels. Adults. Registration required. 431-0020; 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. 393-8358. Covington. The Little Voyageurs, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. The BLDG, 30 W. Pike St. New work by Matt Haber, including the unveiling of his first lifesize sculpture. He presents a catalog of characters in scenarios, which explore moral and ethical dilemmas in a stage-like setting. Through Aug. 6. 491-4228; Covington.


Simple Ideas for Farmers Market Foods, 3 p.m. Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Pick up recipes and ideas on ways to use and preserve foods found at farmers’ market. Samples available. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665. Florence.


St. Pius X Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Pius X Church, 348 Dudley Road, Rides, games, food, music, silent auction and raffle with 2010 Chevrolet Camaro grand prize. Benefits St. Pius X Parish. Free. 341-4900. Edgewood.


Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Celebrate a century of regional history. Find out about one of the founders of the Boy Scouts who was a resident of Covington, how the trolley from Cincinnati helped establish Fort Mitchell and how one of the largest urban parks in Greater Cincinnati is in Northern Kentucky. $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. Through Sept. 26. 491-4003; Covington.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. Directed by Bill Gemmer and features John Von Ohlen. 261-2365; Covington.


Weezy Jefferson, 10 p.m. Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, Formerly known as Motion Sick Love Slaves. 342-7000; Erlanger. BigCar Jack, 9:30 p.m. Cosmo’s, 604 Main St. 261-1330. Covington.


Lisa Landry, 8 p.m. $14. 10:15 p.m. $14. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, 957-2000; Newport.


Best of Shadowbox, 7:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Sketch comedy shorts and music by BillWho?. $30, $20 seniors and students. Through Sept. 4. 957-7625; Newport.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 7:05 p.m. vs. Washington Wild Things. Postgame fireworks show. Champion Window Field, 7950 Freedom Way, VIP includes wait service. Lawn available on game day only. Fans must show a lawn chair or blanket at time of purchase. $10-$12 VIP, $9, $7 lawn. Presented by Florence Freedom Professional Baseball. Through Aug. 29. 594-4487; Florence. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 1 0


Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12. 261-7444; Newport.


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


Zumba Class, 9 a.m.-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. 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. 2922163. Covington. 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. 803-9483. Independence.


St. Pius X Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Pius X Church, Free. 341-4900. Edgewood.


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. Collection of engines, cars and cabooses. $4, $2 ages 10 and under. 513-574-7672; Covington.


Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 491-4003; Covington.


Dave Webster, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. With Gary Devoto Band. Riverside Marina Bar and Grill, 145 Mary Ingles Highway (Ky. 8), Presented by Riverside Marina. 442-8111; Dayton, Ky.


Kelly Thomas, 8:30 p.m. With Noah Sugarman, 500 Miles to Memphis, Melismatics and 6 Nights Alone. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. Doors open 8 p.m. $10 ages 18-20; $8 ages 21 and up. 431-2201. Newport. Who’s Bad - Michael Jackson Tribute Band, 9 p.m. Doors open 8 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. $12. 491-2444; Covington.

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Lisa Landry, 7:30 p.m. $14. 10 p.m. $14. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000; Newport.


Beast Bash, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Pioneer Park, 3950 Madison Pike, Features Donnetta, the animal communicator, pet contests, vendors, canine demonstrations, food concessions, and pool party in the Kenton Paw Park. Benefits Kenton County Animal Shelter and Friends of Kenton Paw Park. Benefits Kenton County Animal Shelter/ Friends of Kenton Paw Park. $5 parking donation. Presented by Kenton County Animal Shelter. 4090298; Covington.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. Washington Wild Things. Post Game Band: Doghouse. Champion Window Field, $10$12 VIP, $9, $7 lawn. 594-4487; Florence. Kentucky Stallions, 7 p.m. vs. Southern Ohio Wolfpack. Dixie Heights High School, 3010 Dixie Highway, Gates open 6 p.m. Minor league football team. $5. Presented by Kentucky Stallions. 468-3208; Edgewood.


Newport Gangster Walking Tour, 1 p.m. 5 p.m. Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. 5th St. Explore Newport’s connection to wellknown crime figures, including gangsters, gamblers and ladies of the night. $15. 4918000. Newport. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 1 1


Zumba Class, 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Step-N-Out Studio, $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 291-2300. Covington.


St. Pius X Parish Festival, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. St. Pius X Church, Free. 341-4900. Edgewood.


Northern Kentucky History, Art and Culture Lecture Series, 2 p.m. The Devou Centennial- The Devou Family. With Joshua Byers, Northern Kentucky University student. Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St. Light refreshments. $7 per lecture. 291-0542; Covington.


Independence Inklings Writer’s Group, 2 p.m.-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. 962-4030. Independence.


Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 491-4003; Covington.


Benefit for Scott Caldwell, 1 p.m. Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, Food, drinks and more available. Music by Kentucky Myle and Saving Stimpy. Benefits Scott Caldwell. Free. 342-7000; Erlanger.


A crowd gathers at Devou Park for a past performance of the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. This Saturday, July 10, KSO returns to the park with a 7:30 p.m. concert titled, “We’ve Got Your Bach.” Since Bach had 20 children with two wives, prizes will be awarded for the largest nuclear family and extended family in attendance. It is recommended that concert-goers bring their own seating. The event is free. Parking is a suggested $5 donation. For more information, visit or call 431-6216. Devou Park Amphitheater is located at 1344 Audubon Road in Covington. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 1 2


Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12. 261-7444; Newport.


Voice of Independence Toastmasters Club Meeting, 7 p.m.-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. Presented by Voice of Independence Toastmasters. 652-3348; Independence.


McGlasson’s Fruit & Vegetable Farm, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. McGlasson’s Fruit & Vegetable Farm, 6895229; Hebron. Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 586-6101. Burlington.


Karaoke with DJ Will Corson, 9:30 p.m.1:30 a.m. The Avenue Lounge, 411 Madison Ave. $5 wine and $10 domestic buckets. 261-6120. Covington. T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 1 3

ART EXHIBITS The Little Voyageurs, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. The BLDG, 491-4228; Covington. COMMUNITY DANCE

Line Dancing, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road. $6, $3 for firsttimers. 727-0904. Fort Wright.

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4192: The Crowning of the Hit King - Red Carpet Premiere, 7 p.m. AMC Newport On The Levee 20, One Levee Way, Suite 4100, Introductions 7 p.m. Movie is a love letter to baseball that highlights the playing career of one of the game’s most honored and controversial stars. $200 VIP, gift bag and afterparty; $50 seating and after-party: $20 seating. Registration required. 261-6742; Newport.


Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, $4, $2 ages 10 and under. 513574-7672; Covington.


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ART EXHIBITS Some ‘R Happening!, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Passionate Arts Center, Free. 393-8358. Covington. The Little Voyageurs, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. The BLDG, 491-4228; Covington. EDUCATION

(Almost) Every Other Thursday Science, 10 a.m. Wonderful Water with Crystal Clear Science. Pioneer Park, 3950 Madison Pike, Shelterhouse 1. All ages. Free. 525-7529. Covington.


Dixie Farmers Market, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Erlanger Baptist Church, 116 Commonwealth Ave. 727-2525. Erlanger.

Ricky Nye, 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Chez Nora, 530 Main St. Free. 491-8027. Covington. Original Wed Blues Jam, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave. Hosted by Dick and the Roadmasters award winning blues band. Burgers & Blues Dinner starts 6 p.m. 261-1029; Latonia.


Wild Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Skinks and ‘Roos with Kentucky Down Under. Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Shelterhouse 2. Hour long programs. Rain or shine. Free, donations of nonperishable food and personal care items accepted. Presented by Kenton County Parks and Recreation. 525-7529; Independence.


The Gift of Foster Parenting, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. William E. Durr Branch Library, 1992 WaltonNicholson Road. Brief video with discussion about requirements, qualifications and training needed to become approved as a foster or foster-to-adopt parent. Free. Presented by Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home. 3312040. Independence.


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


LEAP for Health, 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Boone County Farmers Market, Ky. 18 and Camp Ernst Road, Story time for preschoolers ages 4-6. Hear book, taste food sample from farmers market and participate in physical activity. Adult must remain in area during program. Free. Presented by Boone County Cooperative Extension Service. 586-6101. Burlington.


Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 491-4003; Covington.


Monster Jam trucks, including Grave Digger, pictured, roar into Paul Brown Stadium Saturday, July 10. Twelve monster trucks will take on racing competitions and car-crushing freestyle moves. Party in the Pits begins at 2 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. The Party in the Pits allows for a meet and get autographs with the drivers, see the trucks up close and watch the crew members ready the trucks for racing. There is also a live band, face painters, balloon artists and other family-friendly entertainment. Tickets are $10-$50, adults; and $5, children. Call 800-745-3000 or visit For information, visit


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


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


Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band will perform at Riverbend at 8 p.m. Friday, July 9. Prior to the concert, at 6:30 p.m., Starr will exhibit his limited edition, signed computer artwork. There will also be signed drumheads, art T-shirts, books and more. Proceeds from exhibit sales benefit the Lotus Foundation. There is also a free pre-show cook-out at 6:30 p.m. Concert tickets are $49.50, $79.50 and $125. Call 800-745-3000 or visit


July 8, 2010

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Do we recognize much of our ego in Nellie? Let’s speak about our ego for a minute. The ego is our center of consciousness and our contact with the world around us. It’s our identity and who we think we are at any given moment. The ego’s characteristics? Our ego has a preference for certainty over uncertainty, predictability over surprise, clarity over ambiguity, control over others rather than tending to their preferences. In his book, “What Matters Most,” Dr. James Hollis describes our egos this way: “This Nervous Nellie ego flits about trying to make everything work… obsessed with staying in charge. Nellie seeks to live in a world of nouns, comforting nouns, that is, fixed identities… predictable entities that can be controlled, maneuvered, and contained. “And all the while, Nellie really swims in a sea of verbs. This is, not things fixed, but things happening.”

Do we recognize much of our ego in Nellie? The fantasy of controlling fortune or the hearts and lives of others runs deep in us. We Father Lou connive, engage Guntzelman in manipulaPerspectives tions, triangulations, twist truths, obsess about health and safety, put warning labels on everything from plastic bags to Levelor blind cords – all to better control others and the world around us. We even try to control God. We look for a never-fail prayer or point to our good behavior to finagle God into giving us what we ask or make happen what we want to happen. We use special ego strategies in trying to control our spouse, friends, work colleagues and grown children –

oblivious to the fact that their lives are in their hands, not ours. As individuals we do have certain responsibilities for our own lives, work, and any young children in our charge. But do we ever come to a time of greater maturation and spiritual growth when we realize the best thing we can do is resign as the General Manager of the Universe? Our priority then becomes: run our own lives as well as we can. We must realize life as a mystery, God is God, and my ego, Nellie, must tolerate questions, unfulfilled plans and unexpected happenings. Older adults who have lived full lives have many stories to tell. Their telling is often the occasion of laughter or tears or nostalgia. Later on, analyze their life stories. They often contain intriguing wisdom we need to learn. The storytellers’ tales will include many times when they were evidently not in control of their lives. There were occasions when

We must realize life as a mystery, God is God, and my ego, Nellie, must tolerate questions, unfulfilled plans and unexpected happenings. they barely survived a storm by hiding in the basement, when they were fired and had to find a new job, suffered an accident, had their heart broken by losing someone they deeply loved, were drafted and had to go off to war, or felt a confusing ecstasy the first time they fell in love. There were so many events and emotional times, positive and negative, when their egos were not in control and all they could do was to try to cope. Note something else about our senior storytellers. These earlier out-of-control events are worn as ribbons of honor on a military uniform coat.

The tellers seem proud to have gone through uncertain times and survived. Perhaps they have even become stronger because of them, and their lives more rich and colorful. Too much emphasis on control can mean we are trying to suppress the mystery of life. There is something rewarding and formative hidden in the ambiguities of life. Though we desperately seek on one level to control so much of life, in retrospect it seems on another level we value being out of control and in the hands of mystery. We want a life containing more adventure and courage than our Nervous Nellie ego can safely plan. As poet Mary Oliver says: “I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Store makes him pay to get back his stolen goods Imagine having your house burglarized and then being told you have to pay to get back some of the stolen items. A young man says that’s what’s happened to him and he feels he’s been victimized twice. A recent ruling by Ohio courts says he’s right. Paul Ambrosius said someone broke into his Cheviot house in May and got away with a lot of items. “They came in and stole my laptop off a table, and my iPod and my Playstation 3,” he says. Ambrosius said the thieves had broken out a back window in order to unlock a door and enter. “The police came, did a report and everything and they told me to check out stores. There’s a couple of pawn shops and game-trading places. They told me to check those out and see if I can match my serial numbers up,” Ambrosius said. Fortunately, Ambrosius still had the box in which the Playstation 3 had been packed. It has the serial number of the unit so he was able to use that to can-

vas local s t o r e s looking for the stolen item. H e found one store that had taken Howard Ain in several Hey Howard! P l a y s t a tion 3 units and one of them had his serial number. Ambrosius immediately notified the police. “That night they found the guy and put him in jail,” he said. “His excuse was that somebody paid him to sell the Playstation and that was the only thing he knew about.” The man has since been convicted of receiving stolen property. Ambrosius says his big surprise was when he tried to get back the stolen items he had located. The store wanted him to pay the same amount the store had paid for the Playstation, a game and controller. Ambrosius paid the money, $165, but isn’t

at all happy he had to pay. “They want the people that got their stuff stolen to pay the price and not them – and that’s not fair,” he said. “I didn’t commit a crime and yet I have to pay out of my own pocket to get my own property back. It’s just not right.” Last year an Ohio Appeals Court agreed with him when it upheld a lower court ruling that the true owners of stolen property have a right to get it back from a licensed pawn shop without having to pay for it. That case involved a Canton pawn shop that had charged the owners of stolen jewelry to get it back. In Ambrosius’ case, he’s not sure whether or not the store that bought his items is a licensed pawn shop. Under the law, a purchaser other than a pawn shop can take good title to items, even from a thief, if they do so in good faith. In this case, Ambrosius argues the shop should have suspected the items were stolen when the seller accepted so little money for them.

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July 8, 2010

Recipes that will have you in a pickle

So many of you are growing cucumbers and peppers that my mail on a daily basis has requests for recipes, mainly pickles. As for me, right now I’m making Mary Rudloff’s solar dills. Mary was my good friend, Ann’s Mom, and before she passed away she shared her wonderful German recipe for making dill pickles. You layer dill and cucumbers in a jar with a vinegar brine and lay, of all things, a piece of rye bread on top. “The yeast in the rye bread (and I recall Mary telling me only rye will work) makes the pickles ferment and they taste like old fashioned pickles from a barrel,” Mary told me. You let them sit in the sun three days, changing the bread daily. Anyway, I’m not sharing that recipe today since I have to make them again and measure as I go. Mary’s recipe, like so many heirloom ones, was a little of this and a little of

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4 cups thinly sliced cucumbers, unpeeled 1 ⁄2 cup or so thinly sliced onion 1 cup sugar 1 ⁄2 teaspoon dill seed or handful fresh dill leaves, minced 1 ⁄4 cup cold water 1 ⁄8 teaspoon turmeric 1 ⁄4 teaspoon each: mustard seed and celery seed 1 tablespoon salt 1 ⁄2 cup vinegar, either cider or clear Mix cucumbers and onions together. Set aside.

Mix rest of ingredients and stir well to dissolve some of the sugar. Pour over cucumbers and onions. Put a plate on top to keep the veggies under the brine. Cover and refrigerate a day or so before eating. Can be kept up to a month, tightly covered in the fridge. Good add-ins: 1 garlic clove, smashed

1 quart 5 percent acid vinegar (I like cider, but clear works well, too) 1 quart water 3 tablespoons mixed pickling spices

Green or dry dill heads (1 large one per jar) or 2 tablespoons dill seed per jar Combine sugar, salt, vinegar and water in a big pot. Tie spices in a cheesecloth bag or put in teaball if you want. Simmer for 15 minutes. Pack cucumbers into hot clean jars, leaving 1⁄4” head space; put dill in each jar. Bring vinegar mixture to a boil and pour boiling liquid over cucumbers. Wipe rims clean, adjust caps and process pints and quarts 15 minutes in boiling water bath. This recipe makes about 7 pints. Good add-ins: Jalapeño or other hot pepper, sliced down the center; clove of garlic Kosher style: Add to each jar a bay leaf, a clove of garlic, 1⁄2 teaspoon mustard seed and if you like, a piece of hot pepper.

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You can use fresh or dry dill heads. If you have to use dill seed, use at least 2 tablespoons per jar. Don’t use waxed cucumbers from the store as they won’t pickle well. My mom, Mary Nader, gave me this recipe from her old Ball Blue Book. I have many fond memories of her with me making jars and jars of all kinds of pickles. 8 pounds pickling or small cucumbers, cut as desired or left whole 1 ⁄2 to 3⁄4 cup sugar 1 ⁄2 cup canning, pickling or Kosher salt

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My sister, Sonia, loves her garden and each year makes these awesome pickles. 4 cups thinly sliced cucumbers, unpeeled 1 medium onion, sliced thin 2 tablespoons salt Up to 11⁄2 cups sugar 1 ⁄2 cup vinegar 11⁄2 teaspoons pickling spice 1 red bell pepper, diced (opt.) 1 clove garlic, smashed (opt.) Arrange cucumbers and onions in large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and mix. Pour enough water over to just cover them. Stir again. Soak at room temperature for two hours. Drain, but don’t rinse. Meanwhile, mix sugar, vinegar and pickling spice in small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook until sugar dissolves. Let cool while pickles are soaking. After pickles have been drained, add bell pep-

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Friends of library make donations for projects


Jamie Earl, President of the Friends of Kenton County Public Library, awards Paul Duryea, circulation manager at the Erlanger Branch, with scholarship funds. Duryea was recently awarded the Friends' Mary Ann Mongan 2010 Scholarship Award. pursuit of an MLIS degree at Kent State University. “I am deeply honored and appreciative that I was selected as this year’s recipient,” said Duryea. “The professional development of library staff is vital to sustaining the success of our

system and continuing to inspire a love of learning and reading. The Library is fortunate to have such a generous and supportive Friends organization to partner in this effort.” This award was named after the Library’s former

director, Mary Ann Mongan, who started her career at the Covington Library. Mongan spearheaded the growth of a county-wide system for more than 40 years. In addition to providing scholarships, in 2010, the Friends have contributed support to sponsor the Booker Buddy Club, El Dia de los Libros, and the Foundation’s Annual Racing to Read 5K Walk and Run. Additionally, the Friends donated $14,000 to the Summer Reading Club. Support of these efforts benefits early childhood literacy. Toys, puzzles, aquariums, popcorn machines and LCD projectors have been funded to aid in Library programming. “Every dollar we raise, every program we support and every decision we make is all done to ultimately

impact the people in our community,” said Jamie Earl, President of the Friends. “2010 has been a great year for us and we are enjoying tremendous success in supporting many of the Library’s most popular

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District 1 honors environmental heroes with awards

The 2010 Protecting the Environment Award ceremony was held on June 29 at Twenhofel Middle School. The award ceremony recognized three Scout troops, six teachers and three individual students who have gone above and beyond to protect the environment and water resources in Northern Kentucky. For the second year in a row, the $2,500 in cash prizes was sponsored by Walmart in Fort Wright. Additional event needs and prizes were donated by John R. Green Co. of Covington, Kenton County School District, Kroger of Erlanger, Meijer of Florence, Natorp's Garden Stores of Florence, Panera Bread of Crestview Hills, and the WAVE Foundation at the Newport Aquarium. The Scout troop winners have committed to completing projects with an emphasis on education and environmental service during the 2010-2011 school year. The recipients were: • Boy Scout Troop 727 of Burlington, $500 to complete a Gunpowder Creek cleanup. • Girl Scout Troop 281 of Alexandria, $500 to install a rain garden at the Campbell County Environmental Education Center. • Girl Scout Troop 9216 of Campbell County, $300 to install a rain garden at Cline Elementary School. Six local teachers were awarded $200 mini-grants to purchase supplies for teaching water-related topics to their classes next

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July 8, 2010

Girl Scouts Council appoints Clabes to board


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Frankies Furry Friends Rescue Inc. 859-635-9114

Prizes to be used for Project Sticker Shock participants

Kenton County Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse 859-760-2051

Sidewalk chalk, bubbles, crayons, scissors, paper, pencils

Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission 859-581-6607

Children, Inc. 859-431-2075

Fabric markers.Trash cans with lids, Chalk Boards,paper,Infant toys, small drinking cups.

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Cincinnati Horticultural Society 513-872-9555

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati 513-421-8909

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Sisters of Notre Dame 859 392-8229

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Wooden clothes pins

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Plastic Easter Eggs

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children's puzzles,multi-cultural dolls

Pet Adoption Center House Boone County

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Play Dishes, Play Tools,Bean Bags Chairs,Sensory Balls Children, Inc. 859-431-2075

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Be Concerned, Inc 859-291-1340

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The Pet Castle, Inc. Animal Rescue 8597607098

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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.


High Seas Vacation Bible School, 6 p.m.8:30 p.m. Daily through July 16. Florence United Methodist Church, 8585 Old Toll Road, Grades 1-6. Free. 371-7961; Florence.


Bishop Brossart High School Boys’ Soccer, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Daily through July 15. Bishop Brossart High School, 4 Grove St. Beiting Fields. With Brian Goller, instructor and coach. Grades K-8. $70, $60 before July 1. Registration required. 635-2108. Alexandria.


R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. World of Discovery. Daily through July 16. 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. Barn Yard Bonanza. Daily through July 16. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Barn Yard Bonanza. Daily through July 16. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, Themed weeks. Scholarship and daycare available. State child care assistance accepted. Ages 3-5. $170, $125 members; partday: $105, $75 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Teen Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 16. 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. Hollywood Bound. Daily through July 16. Kenton County YMCA, 10987 Marshall Road, Weekly-themed 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 July 23. 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. Hollywood Bound. Daily through July 16. 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 July 16. 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 July 16. 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 July 16. 4:15 p.m.-6 p.m. Post-camp care. Daily through July 16. 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 July 16. 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. R.C. Durr YMCA Sports and Specialty

Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Soccer Camp and fine Arts Camp. Daily through July 16. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, $175, $130 members. 534-5700; Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Day Camp, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 16. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, Camp Outback. Campers develop healthy spirits, minds and bodies through variety of sports and activities. Ages 3-15. $125-$175 per week. Registration required. 534-5700; Burlington. T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 1 3


High School Summer Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Institute, 9 a.m. Thomas More College, $500; $50 discount if registration received by April 15. Registration required by May 31. 635-6941; Crestview Hills.

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Laura Kay Findley and Bradley Wayne Clifton are proud to announce their marriage on July 10, 2010 during a seaside ceremony on Venice Beach in Venice, Florida. A reception will follow at the Nokomis Eagles Club. Laura, the daughter of Mike and Karen Findley, is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and is currently employed as a case manager at Lighthouse Youth Services. Bradley, the son of Lois Clifton, attended Northern Kentucky University and Gateway Community and Technical College and currently owns Cliftons Creative Design. For more information please visit their site at www.bradleyandlauraswe


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Camp Carnegie Art and Drama Workshops, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Production: The Bad Guy Talk Show. Workshop 4. Snack provided. Mondays and Wednesdays. July 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free; $10 registration deposit. Registration required. 491-2030; Covington.

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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.

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July 8, 2010

SERVICE NOTES Edmonds finishes basic infantry training

Army Pfc. Robert W. Edmonds has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available

to the infantry crewman. He is the son of Joe Spratt of Fairfield, Ohio, and Sue Cecil of Independence. Edmonds is a 2000 graduate of Scott High School.

Orue Jr. will return to U.S.

Army Reserve Cpl. Augusto F. Orue Jr. is returning to the U.S. after a deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The soldiers return to Fort Dix, N.J., for debriefing, evaluations and out-processing procedures before returning to their regularly assigned Army Reserve or National Guard units.

The corporal served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Southwest Asia. Orue, a psychological operations specialist, is a member of the 310th Psychological Operation Company, Forest Park, Ga. He has served in the military for two years. He is the son of Augusto F. and Linda D. Orue of Cincinnati. His wife, Maria, is the daughter of Daniel Lutes of Independence. Orue graduated from Mount Healthy High School in 1992 and received an associate degree in 1996 from the University of Cincinnati.

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Thomas More is a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon Program, matching funds to cover the cost of education for Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients.

offered a summer shelter program that will last until September. The shelter is currently assisting 15 men in seeking employment and permanent housing. The shelter hopes to receive $25,000 for the summer program, which will pay for utilities, securing housing, phone/internet, trash collection, supplies and staff payroll.

Make your financial contribution out to the Emergency Cold Shelter of Northern Kentucky and mail to P.O. Box 176601, Covington, KY 41017. If you have any questions, or would like to drop off your donation in person and receive a tour of the shelter, please call Rachael Winters at (859) 496-5434 or email

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Wanda Austin

Wanda Lowe Austin, 85, Williamstown, died June 26, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Grant County. She worked for the Bank of Williamstown, Selective Service and T.C.I. in Williamstown; member of Williamstown Christian Church, Grant County Historical Society and former Carlsbad Garden Club. Her husband Homer Lee “Bud” Austin died previously. Survivors include her son, Richard Austin; daughter, Penny Lawrence; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, all of Williamstown and niece, Connie Martin of Independence. Burial was in Williamstown Cemetery in Williamstown. Memorials: Grant County Historical Society, c/o Mrs. Betty Barnes, 12 Charlotte Heights, Williamstown, KY 41097.

Carl Bauer

Carl W. Bauer, 73, Independence, died June 28, 2010, at his home. He was an accountant for Cincinnati Bell and an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Donna Richardson Bauer of Independence; sons, Dane Richardson, Eric Richardson, M.D., Cevan Bauer and Chad Bauer, all of Independence and Robert Bauer of Tampa. Fla.; daughters, Lori Beighle of Independence and Diane Keeler of Fort Thomas; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Independence Cemetery in Independence. Memorials: National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 11700 Commonwealth Drive, Suite 500, Louisville, KY 40299.

Genevieve Beach

Genevieve R. Willis Beach, 78, Florence, died June 30, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood. She was a homemaker and member of St. Timothy Church in Union. Survivors include her daughters, Sharon Shields of Independence and Eileen Price of Florence; sons, Wayne Staggs of Burlington and Greg Staggs of Union; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill. Memorials: Beach Family, c/o Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home, 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051.

Clyde Buckhart

Clyde Buckhart, 88, Erlanger, died June 26, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care, Edgewood. He worked in upholstery for Kenny Lounge Company, was a member of Covington Masonic Lodge No. 109 F.&A.M and a WW II United States Army veteran. Survivors include wife, Pauline Buckhart of Erlanger; son, Larry Buckhart of Union; daughter, Joan Walker of Independence; brothers, Andrew Buckhart of Anderson Township, Ohio Dock Buckhart of Amelia, Ohio; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger.

Ethel ‘Bernie’ Davidson

Ethel Bernice “Bernie” Davidson, 71, Latonia, died June 28, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood. She was a homemaker and a member of Newport Church of God and Seven Hills Rod & Gun Club. Her son, Larry Wayne Miracle, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Bobby G. Davidson; daughters, Sherry Miracle of Latonia, and Debbie Cook of Independence; sisters, Willajean Lefevers of Florence, Jenetta Hawkins of Taylor Mill, and Christine Muncy of Covington; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Mary Dirkes

Mary E. Dirkes, 49, Crescent Springs, died June 30, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. Her brother, Steven Dirkes, died previously. Survivors include her sisters, Anne Sanders of Fort Wright and Elaine Oldiges of Camp Springs; brothers, Nicholas Dirkes of Taylor Mill, Terrence Dirkes of Cincinnati and James Dirkes of Crescent Park. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203, or Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Valley Chapter, 4440 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 120, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Margie Ford

Margie Lother Ford, 80, Covington, died June 28, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care, Edgewood. She was a secretary for Robke Chevrolet Co. in Covington, a member of Hill Topers, Be Concerned, and St. Augustine Church in Covington where she served in the church’s St. Monica Society and was president of the church’s Pathfinder Seniors. Her husband, Jack Harold Ford, died previously. Survivors include sons, Tom and Mike Ford, both of Crestview Hills; brother, John Lother, of Fort Thomas; sister, Marcie Dailey of Villa Hills; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren: Memorials: St. Augustine Church, 1839 Euclid Ave., Covington, KY 41014-1162 Allison & Rose Funeral Home, Inc. in Covington handled the arrangements.

Denise Furnish

Denise L. Furnish, 40, Burlington, died June 26, 2010, in Burlington. She was a clerk at Tucker’s Corner Store in Burlington and president of Ralph Fulton Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 6423. Survivors include her mother, Yvonne Furnish of Florence; daughters, Amber Pauly and Autumn Pauly, both of Burlington; son, Austin Pauly of Burlington; sisters, Linda Henry of Independence, Diane Tanner of Elsmere, Connie Emerson of Verona, Anna Adams of Florence, Janice Whitaker of Union; brothers, Bill Kincaid of Union, Robert Kincaid of Walton and Terry Furnish of Verona. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger. Memorials: Pauly Children Fund, in Memory of Denise L. Furnish, c/o any Northern Kentucky Heritage Bank.

Mabel Goetz

Mabel Rita Goetz, 89, Latonia, died June 28, 2010, at her home. She worked at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Corryville, was a Fifty Plus Club member of Holy Cross Church, a founder of the Molly and Katie Animal Assistance Fund , a volunteer at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood, member of the Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. Survivors include her sister, Alice L. Smith, Edgewood. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Covington, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Holy Cross Church, 3612 Church St., Latonia, KY 41015.

Ronald Gosney

Ronald F. Gosney, 61, Verona, died June 27, 2010, at his home. He was an appliance technician for Sears for 35 years, a member of Florence Christian Church and F&AM Lodge 264 in Burlington.





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DEATHS Survivors include his wife, Brenda Rudd Gosney; daughters, Rhonda Glatting of Edgewood, Erin Thurston of Burlington and Katherine Gosney of Covington; sons, David Tackett of Warsaw, Brian Tackett and Darren Tackett of Verona, and Loren Tackett of Sanders; sister, Donna Anness of Florence; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in the New Bethel Cemetery, Verona. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

William Hall

William P. Hall, 79, of Fairfield, Ohio, formerly of Erlanger, died June 29, 2010, at Mercy Hospital in Fairfield, Ohio. He was a manager for Standex International in Mt. Healthy, Ohio; member of Tri-County Baptist Church in West Chester, Ohio and the British Army Royal Engineers. Survivors include his wife, Joanne E. Hall of Fairfield, Ohio; sons, David Hall of Lynchburg, Va. and Daniel Hall of Columbus, Ohio. Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia handled the arrangements. Memorials: One Way Farm, 6131 River Road, Fairfield, OH 45014.

Lillian ‘Kay’ Harris

Lillian “Kay” Harris, 64, Bellevue, died June 29, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center in Fort Thomas. She was the owner of Dolls Etc., in Bellevue, member of First Baptist Church in Dayton, a seamstress, upholsterer and caregiver for many friends. Her sister, Judy Spencer, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Bill and Jim Harris, both of Bellevue; sisters, Linda Dragan of Cincinnati, Beverly Markwell of Dayton and Joyce Downs of Elsmere; brother, William Hill Jr. of Florence and three grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Joel Johnson Sr.

Joel Johnson Sr., 72, Dayton, died June 27, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a pouroff man with Reliable Castings and a member of the New Macedonia Old Regular Baptist Church. His son, Bishop Johnson, died previously. Survivors include wife, Gayle Johnson of Dayton; son, Joel Johnson Jr. of Erlanger; daughter, Teresa Donaldson of Florence; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Donald Lehmkuhl

Donald J. Lehmkuhl, 86, Florence, died June 30, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center in Fort Thomas. He was a sign designer for Barrows, a World War II Army Air Corps veteran and prisoner of war in Germany, and a member of St. Timothy Church in Union. His first wife, Margaret Lehmkuhl, and stepdaughter, Susan Cunningham, died previously. Survivors include his second wife, Pauline Lehmkuhl of Florence; sons, Mark Lehmkuhl of Erlanger, Rick Lehmkuhl of Burlington and Tim Lehmkuhl of Walton; stepdaughter, Ann Cave of Indianapolis; stepsons, Mike Lyons and Paul Lyons, both of Florence; sisters, Marian Gibson of Fort Wright and Vivian Wordeman of Covington; six grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery in Covington. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Manor in Latonia. He was a route manager for Pepsi Cola, a WWII Navy veteran and a member of Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in Latonia. His wife, Thelma Colvin Martin, died previously. Survivors include daughters, Roberta Ward of Latonia, Carolyn Baker of Alexandria; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial was Thursday, July 1, in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill. Memorials: Ashland Avenue Baptist Church, 2735 Ashland Ave., Latonia, KY 41015.

Paul Ridner

Paul Milton Ridner, 78, of Demossville, died June 26, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a truck driver for Aristocraft, Evendale, Ohio, and a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Newport. His wife, Alice Arline Ridner, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Lester Ridner of Demossville and Rusty Ridner of Taylor Mill; daughter, Michelle Brunner of Kettering, Ohio; brothers, Calvin Ridner of Winchester, Lloyd Ridner of Florence and Leroy Ridner of Wilmington, Ohio; sisters, Corena Shafer of Mount Orab, Ohio, Ella Colliver of Greensburg, S.C., Mary Head of Lindale, Tex. and Margaret Beard of Independence; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Independence Cemetery, Independence.

Fannie Ross

Fannie B. Ross, 92, Walton, died June 29, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a seamstress at Sizemore Manufacturing Company in Walton and a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Verona. Survivors include her sons, Bennie Ross of Erlanger and John Ross of Walton. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery in Verona. Memorials: New Bethel Baptist Church, 2022 Verona-Mudlick Road, Verona, KY 41092.

War veteran. Survivors include his son, Charles A. Smith Jr. of Chesapeake, Va..; daughter, Harley Smith of Covington; brothers, William Smith Jr. of Ludlow, Rob Smith of Independence, and Raymond Smith of Sarasota, Fla.; sister, Lida McClure of Villa Hills and two grandchildren. Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Robert Steinher

Robert L. Steinher, 87, of Cincinnati, formerly of Pendleton County, died June 29, 2010, at Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati. He was a crossing guard at Evendale Elementary School in Ohio for 14 years, a member of Grassy Creek Christian Church in Demossville and Sharonville Senior Citizens in Ohio. Survivors include his wife, Ora Thornton Steinher of Cincinnati; daughters, Ginger Altevers of Fort Mitchell and Karen Kohut of Pittsburgh; sons, Mark Lovelace of Amelia, Ohio, Robert Steinher and Raymond Steinher, both of Cincinnati and James Steinher of Columbus, Ohio; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Burial was in Gardnersville Cemetery in Pendleton County. Peoples Funeral Home in Butler handled the arrangements. Memorials: Grassy Creek Christian Church, 6884 Highway 17 North, Demossville, KY 41033.

Frances Swope

Frances Swope, 83, of Orange, Calif., formerly of Fort Thomas, died June 24, 2010, at St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, Calif. She was a homemaker a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Thomas. She taught Sunday school at the church and was also a member of the Order of the Easter Star and a volunteer and PTA member at Woodfill and Ruth Moyer elementary schools in Fort Thomas. Her husband, Howard A. Swope, died in 1999.

Willis Vest

Willis Leo Vest, 69, Foster, died June 29, 2010, at his home. Survivors include his wife, Bessie Barrett Vest; daughters, Lisa Clark of Taylor Mill and Eva DeNoma of Taipei, Taiwan; son, Virgil Spivey of Mt. Sterling, Ky.; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Moore and Parker Funeral Home in Brooksville handled the arrangements.

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Charles Ryder

Charles Patrick Ryder, 76, Wilder, died June 28, 2010, in Wilder. He was a repairman for Cincinnati Bell, a Grand Knight of the Bishop Mulloy Council, a faithful navigator of the Bishop Flaget Assembly of Northern Kentucky, a leader with the Boy Scout Explorers and a member of the Cincinnati Bell Pioneer Camping Club. His wife, Carol Ann Ryder, died previously. Survivors include sons, Charlie Ryder Jr. of Edgewood, David Ryder of Fort Thomas and Edward Ryder of Alexandria; daughters, Connie Robertson of Bellevue, Anna Kitchen of St. Mary’s, Ohio and Sharon Johnson of Virginia Beach, Va.; sister, Ruth Gander of Harrison, Ohio; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Entombment was in St. Stephen Cemetery Mausoleum in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

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Charles Smith

Charles Andrew Smith, 58, of Covington, died June 19, 2010, at his home. He was a mail handler for the U.S. Postal Service and a Vietnam

Survivors include her daughters, Mary Kaye Kessler of Springfield, Ky., Carol Smith of Orange, Calif.; brother, Ted Padgett of Fort Wright; sister, Patty Ebersole of Dry Ridge; five grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.



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Holly F. Whiteley, 2411 Bell Ct., possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at 613 W. 4th St., June 24. Nina L. Bock, 2663 Wendee Dr., possession of a controlled substance at 613 W. 4th St., June 22. Edward H. German, 336 E. 41St St., theft at 3926 Winston Ave., June 22. Holly D. Navarre, 12609 Spruce St., theft at 4303 Winston Ave., June 22. Harry W. Taylor, 1314 Banklick St., possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at Banklick St., June 22. Shawn L. Ellis, 1533 Maryland Ave., assault, disorderly conduct at 1533 Maryland Ave., June 21. Rachael K. Crump, 1417 Holman St., criminal trespassing, possession of a controlled substance at 2009 Mackoy Ave., June 23. Kristy Sydnor, 707 Madison Ave., #3, alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct, presciption for a controlled substance not in proper container at 0-100 block of W. 8th St., June 22. Kenneth E. Strong, 1212 Farhills Dr., criminal trespassing, receiving stolen property at 116 Promontory Dr., Apt.1, June 24. Randy J. Poteete, 32 W. 6Th St., #7, assault at 32 W. 6th St., #7, June 24. Adan G. Salinas, No Address Given, criminal mischief, alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct, menacing at 1301 Holman Ave., June 24. David L. Pool, 27 W. 12Th St., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 600 Philadelphia St., June 23. Sean A. Johnson, 141 E. 43Rd St., criminal trespassing, giving officer false name or address at I-75 SB Brent Spence Bridge, June 27. Randy P. Worthington, 1121 Wessex

Police reports

July 8, 2010

Glen Ave., operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon at 50 11th St., June 27. Tony R. Simpson, 2422 Herman St., alcohol intoxication in a public place at Winston Ave., June 27. Justin A. Felton, 944 John St., serving warrant for court, possession of a controlled substance at 500 Philadelphia St., June 27. Rick Hadden, Homeless, assault at 302 Philadelphia St., June 26. Brian A. Dhonau, 4686 Chaple St., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 401 Crescent Ave., June 26. Daniel Jahnke, 1515 Madison Ave., failure or improper signal, no operators-moped license, possession of a controlled substance at 1400 Banklick St., June 25. James M. Barbour, 10210 Waterford Ct., possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 613 W. 4th St., June 25. Christie M. Darrell, 4004 Decoursey Ave., possession of a forged instrument, theft of identity at 1831 Madison Ave., June 25. Marvell E. Grimes, 2728 Glendora Ave., disorderly conduct, prescription for a controlled substance not in proper container at 2214 Scott St., June 25. Brandon E. Lafever, 545 Beaumont Ct., trafficking in marijuana, trafficking in a controlled substance within 1000 yards of a school at 1 Police Memorial Dr., June 27. Jesse Ritchie, 3328 Carlisle Ave., disorderly conduct, menacing, resisting arrest at 3328 Carlisle St., June 27.

Incidents/investigations Assault

A woman was punched in the mouth at Lincoln Ave., June 22. A woman's hair was forcibly cut off at 1556 Madison Ave., June 22.

A woman was punched in the back of the head at 102 Ashland Dr., June 24. A woman was struck in the head and face at 409 W. Southern Ave., June 24. A man was assaulted at 4425 Huntington Ave., June 23. A man was struck in the face at 800 Madison Ave., June 27. A woman was struck in the ear at 4508 Clifton Ave., June 27. A man was stabbed at 220 E. 15th St., June 26. A woman was punched in the mouth at 1232 Russell St., June 27.


A TV was stolen at 231 E. 11th St., June 22. $850 and prescription medication was stolen at 417 E. 16th St., June 22. $40 and prescription medication was stolen at 134 W. 32nd St., June 22. A fire safety box was stolen at 3911 Gilbert Ave., June 21. Prescription medication was stolen at 400 Farrell Dr., June 21. Several items were stolen at 1822 Euclid Ave., June 24. Someone broken into a residence at 2402 Alden Ct., June 24. A power washer was stolen at 3207 Latonia Ave., June 23. $100 was stolen at 15 W. 8th St., Apt. 1, June 23. A MP3 player and camera were stolen at 501 Wallace Ave., June 26. A game system was stolen at 3 Levassor Ave., June 26. A TV was stolen at 8 W. 18th St., June 25. Copper piping was stolen at 1819 Holman Ave., June 25. $252 in cash was stolen at 4147 Madison Pike, June 25. A game system, 9 games, a cell phone, loose change, and keys were stolen at 13 Otter Dr., June 24.

A laptop was stolen at 7 Otter Dr., June 24.

Criminal mischief

A window and gate were vandalized at 219 Kentucky St., June 22. Two tires of a vehicle were punctured and the paint was scratched at E. 7th St., June 21. A vehicle was vandalized at 4306 Michigan Ave., June 21. A window was broken at 1 Rivercenter Blvd., June 21. Graffiti was spray painted onto several objects at 699 Edgecliff Rd., June 23. A bill changer was vandalized at 55 E. Rivercenter Blvd., June 23. Two vehicle's were scratched at 1044 Greenup St., June 22. Someone tried to pry open the door of a vehicle at 800 Craig St., June 22. Someone place a house in a furnace exhauset pipe and turned on the water destroying the furnace at 3105 Beech Ave., June 24. A vehicle was dented at 200 8th St., June 27. All four tires on a vehicle were punctured at 1704 Madison Ave., June 27. A brick was thrown through the windshield of a vehicle at 1100 Hermes Ave., June 26. The wiring harness of a moped was ripped out at 2 Wallace Ave., June 26. An unknown liquid was thrown on a vehicle hood damaging the paint at 622 E. Delmar Pl. , June 26. The front left tire of a van was punctured at 2405 Phelps Ln., June 26. A vehicle was scratched at 1500 Garrard St., June 25.

Criminal possession of a forged instrument A bad check was passed at 1713 Madison Ave., June 25.

Criminal trespassing

Someone had been living in a residence without permission at 103 E. 35th St., Apt. 1, June 23.


A phone, jewelry and clothing were stolen at 112 Promontory Dr., June 22. A woman was punched and had her cell phone stolen at 25 E. 13th St., June 23. A revolver was stolen at Caroline Ave., June 24.

Robbery, burglary




A cell phone, $100, and a shotgun were stolen at 117 E. 42nd St., June 22.

Terroristic threatening

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A purse was stolen at 709 Park Ln., June 22. A computer and golf clubs were stolen at 722 Highland Pike, June 22. A bicycle was stolen at 4320 Decoursey Ave., June 22. A purse was stolen at Pioneer Park, June 21. A computer was stolen at 141 W. Pike St., June 23. Eight dolly carts were stolen at 1601 Madison Ave., June 23. A pressure washer and seven fishing poles were stolen at 4316 Decoursey Ave., June 22. A stereo and work gloves were stolen from a vehicle at 327 Orchard St., June 22. A cell phone was stolen at 119 Promontory Dr., June 24. A vehicle was stolen at 32 W. 7th St., June 24. A cooler was stolen at 1124 Parkway Ave., June 27. Cash was taken from a register at 2601 Benton Rd., June 27. A washer and dryer were stolen at 410 E. 46th St., June 27. A handbag was stolen at 1710 Madison Ave., June 27. A GPS unit was stolen at 1 E. Rivercenter Blvd., June 26. A GPS unit was stolen at 1 E. Rivercenter Blvd., June 26. A GPS unit was stolen at 227 E. 3rd St., June 26. A registration sticker was stolen at 2836 Ashland Ave., June 26. A computer, GPS unit, $60 and 5 CDs were stolen at 600 3rd St., June 26. A laptop was stolen at 1628 Holman Ave., June 26. A GPS unit, CD player, and $40 was stolen at 655 5th St., June 26. A GPS unit was stolen at 525 5th St., June 26. A vehicle was stolen at 1211 Scott St., June 26. A vehicle was stolen at 633 3rd St., June 25. A credit card and $3000 was stolen from a purse at 1500 James Simpson Way, June 24. A wallet was stolen at 102 Promontory Dr., June 24.

Theft of a controlled substance

A purse was stolen at 4303 Winston Ave., June 22. A wallet and prescription medication was stolen at 4303 Winston Ave., June 22. Prescription medication was stolen at 1523 Greenup St., June 23. Prescription medication was stolen at 131 Daniels St., June 25.

Theft of a controlled substance, theft

Three commemorative coins and prescription medication were stolen at 215 E. 10th St., no. 1, June 24.

Theft of legend drug

Prescription medication was stolen at 227 E. 7th St., June 22.

Theft, criminal mischief

A GPS unit was stolen at 301 Pershing Ave., June 21.

Wanton endangerment

stolen at 2516 Adams Court, June 27.


Incidents/investigations Criminal mischief, theft from auto

Reported at 2381 Harris Road, June 19. Reported at 10678 Sinclair Drive, June 21. Reported at 1102 Stonewall Ridge Drive, June 23.

Shots were fired from one moving vehicle to another at 700 W. 9th St., June 25.

Possession of a controlled substance

Erlanger/Crescent Springs

Possession of a firearm by convicted felon


Assault Reported at 3428 Ridgewood Drive, June 30.


$300 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 3396 Cedar Tree Lane, June 27. $200 reported stolen at 3340 Appomattox Drive, June 30.

Criminal mischief

$400 worth of damage to structure reported at 2440 High Street, June 29. $700 worth of vehicle damage reported at 2515 Woodhill Court, June 29.

Criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking

$500 worth of vehicle parts reported stolen, $200 worth of vehicle damage reported at 594 Clock Tower Way, June 26. Reported at 3220 Meadow Lane, June 25. Fraudulent use of credit card Reported at 3204 Dixie Highway, June 29. Indecent exposure Reported at 3606 Dixie Highway, June 25. Possession of marijuana $10 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at 4229 Lafayette Court, June 28.

Theft by deception

$360 reported stolen at 160 Herrington Court, June 25.


Reported at 533 Perimeter Drive, June 26. Reported at 401 Kenton lands Road, June 24. $200 worth of radios/TVs/VCRs reported stolen at 3158 Dixie Highway, June 29. Reported at 301 Kenton Lands Road, June 29. $100 worth of radios/TVs/VCRs reported stolen at 603 Euclid Avenue, June 30. $49 worth of consumable goods reported stolen at 3204 Dixie Highway, June 30. $10 worth of vehicle parts reported stolen at 3508 Cowie Avenue, June 30. $20 worth of clothes reported stolen at 4218 Dixie Highway, June 30.

Theft by unlawful taking, criminal trespassing

$202 worth of consumable goods reported stolen at 3158 Dixie Highway, June 24.

Fort Mitchell


Henry T Hans, 21, 402 West 5tih Street, careless driving, suspended operator's license, June 27. Merri M Jackson, 48, 624 Dudley Road, careless driving, suspended operator's license, July 1. Glenn A Jackson, 54, 624 Dudley Road, warrant, July 1.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Reported at 2500 Dixie Highway, June 18.


Reported at Regal Ridge Road, June 20.

Reported at 4034 Charwood no. G4, June 21.

Theft by deception

Reported at 1409 Shenandoah Court, June 22.


Reported at 4012 Flintlock Court, June 16. Reported at 4181 Richardson Road, June 18. Reported at 1201 Cannonball Way, June 18. Reported at Hidden Knoll Drive, June 22. Reported at 6307 Filly Court, June 16. Reported at 4102 Turkeyfoot Road, June 16. Reported at 719 Cherokee Drive, June 18. Reported at 10319 Calvary Road, June 22. Reported at 3960 Turkeyfoot Road, June 22.

Theft of identity of another without consent

Reported at 3063 Senour Road, June 22.

Taylor Mill


Edgar Morales, 27, 2304 Wood Hill no. 22, speeding, no operators license at 275 E/Licking Bridge, May 31. Daniel Roy Lippent, 22, 3363 Summit Run Drive, warrant contempt of court at 5600 Block of Old Taylor Mill, May 28. Julie M. Dwyer, 36, 307 Walnut, identity theft, theft at Kenton County Jail, June 1. Jonathan K. Davis, 29, 5078 Old Taylor Mill Road no. 161, served kenton county warrant, assault domestic violence at 5078 Old Taylor Mill Road no. 161, June 6. Walter L. Casterline, 54, 810 Rockdale Court, assault domestic violence at 810 Rockdale, June 13. William G. Whaley, 43, 716 Sunset, possession of marijuana, failure to wear seat belts, possession of drug paraphernalia at Taylor Mill Road, June 3. Ronald J. Baker, 60, 23 Spiral Drive, trespassing at 608 Grand, June 4. Mark J. Forte, 50, 3389 Robert E. Lee Drive, trespassing at 608 Grand, Aug. 19. Ryan J. Bianchi, 20, 5330 Taylor Mill Road, possession of marijuana at 5055 Sandman, May 23. Alycia Collins, 20, 1018 Washington, served campbell county warrant, served kenton county warrant at Ameristop, June 3. Jeremiah Clark, 22, 5219 Eureka, served boone county warrant, served campbell county warrant, served campbell county warrant at Ameristop, June 3.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Reported at 724 Parkview Drive, May 19.

criminal mischief

Reported at 1 Doris Drive, June 12.

Criminal mischief ,theft by unlawful from auto

Reported at 5341 Bayview Drive, June 1. Reported at 723 Sharon Drive, May 29. Reported at No name, June 1.

$5,100 worth of jewelry, $1,535 worth of radios/TVs/VCRs reported stolen at 318 Cherrywood Drive, June 1.

Fraudulent use of credit cards

Criminal mischief

Harassment, stalking

$1,000 worth of damage to construction equipment reported at 2156 Dixie Highway, June 25. $400 worth of damage to construction equipment reported at 2156 Dixie Highway, June 18.

Criminal possession of forged instrument Reported at 2501 Dixie Highway, June 10.

Possession of controlled substance

$240 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at I-75, June 23.


$100 reported stolen at 2470 Royal Drive, June 25. $200 worth of radios/TVs/VCRs reported stolen at Grandview Drive, June 26. $350 worth of vehicle parts reported

Reported at Old Taylor Mill Road, June 8. Reported at 5084 Old Taylor Mill Road, June 17.


Reported at Eagle Drive, June 4. Reported at 750 Sharon Drive, June 6. Reported at 814 Rockdale Court, June 18. Reported at 13 Grand Avenue, June 13.

Theft, criminal mischief

Reported at Locust Pike, June 8.

Theft by deception including cold checks

Reported at 546 Mason Road, June 1.

Theft of identity of another without consent

Reported at 3233 McCowan Drive, May 27.


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