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Fort Wright and Park Hills officials will soon discuss a possible merger of police departments to see if the cost-saving measure could be of equal benefit to both cities. Fort Wright Mayor Joe Nienaber Jr. approached Park Hills Mayor Michael Hellmann after the announcement of the retirement of Park Hill’s Police Chief, Rick Smith, whose service will continue through July. Nienaber called Park Hills’ situation a “transition point,” adding, “it’s a good time to look at this and finally put to rest, after 30some years, if this makes sense or not.” Nienaber said a merger could happen because the two cities are already close-knit with a lot of “back and forth” of police, fire and residents.

“We sit next to them in church, we stand next to them in volleyball and we’re very close to being the same community,” he said. Fort Wright also provides Basic Life Support services to Park Hills’ residents, an arrangement that has been very successful, Nienaber said. But if a merger is to happen, the two cities would have to work out an arrangement that maintains the same budget numbers and level of service, both mayors agreed. “I’m always open to talking about lower cost at the same level of service,” Hellmann said, adding the start-up cost of the merger, such as changing police uniforms and vehicles, could be a stumbling block. Another consideration for merger is melding the service “philosophy” of each department, Hellmann said.

“I think it needs to be done more throughout Northern Kentucky and it takes two to make it happen. When you have a police chief retiring, that’s an opportunity to really look at it.” Jim Collett Crescent Springs’ mayor “We lean very heavily on our officers to make sure they patrol every city street, every shift,” he explained. Currently, Park Hills has five officers, including the chief, compared to Fort Wright’s 11 officers. Hellmann estimated Park Hills expends about $560,000 on police protection, as opposed to the $800,000

spent in Fort Wright. While a date for the merger discussion has not been set, it will happpen soon, Nienaber said. Crescent Springs and Erlanger merged their police departments in 2008, and despite the cost of start-up, Crescent Springs Mayor Jim Collett said he would “absolutely” recommend mergers to other municipalities. “I think it needs to be done more throughout Northern Kentucky and it takes two to make it happen,” he said. “When you have a police chief retiring, that’s an opportunity to really look at it.” Collett said the merger has allowed the city to keep property taxes down, share cost of pension benefits and give raises to city employees while providing more career opportunities to the former Crescent Springs officers.

Gardens get top bill in Lakeside Park By Regan Coomer

Gardening is a serious business in Lakeside Park. Just ask the five winners of the Lakeside Park Most Beautiful Garden Award. These gardeners are outside every day making sure their gardens are in tip-top shape, a feat their neighbors and nominators took notice of. “There are so many beautiful gardens in Lakeside Park. I just think it’s important we recognize how hard people work at making our area a desirable place to live,” said Libby Baker, Lakeside Park’s Recreation Director. Anonymous judges viewed the nominated gardens and chose the winners, who were announced at the July 12 city meeting. The winners were awarded a $50 gift card to a garden center and a “Most Beautiful” sign for their front yards. Residents Michael and Connie Lenihan, Marie Kreutzjans, Lee and Charlotte Quinn, Sue Schweinefus and Charles and JoAnn Miller were this year’s “Most Beautiful Garden” recipients. “Not only was the award a


During the month of June neighbors nominated neighbor’s gardens in Lakeside Park’s Annual Most Beautiful Gardens contest. Five winners were chosen for top prize, a $50 gift card to a garden center. Pictured are winners Lee and Charlotte Quinn, standing in front of their home. privilege, but now I feel like I have to raise the bar to keep it nice,” Charlotte Quinn laughed. The secret to a beautiful garden is hard work, Quinn said, adding “Get out and work in it. You can’t let it go too long.” Kreutzjans has been a gardener all her life, and at 87, is thankful she’s still able to work in her garden every day. “That is my livelihood in my

old age. I’m so happy that I can do that,” she said. Kreutzjans’ neighbors went along with her to accept her award at the city meeting July 12 - “It’s a wonderful feeling,” she said. Schweinefus didn’t start gardening until about three years ago, but since her retirement she’s been planting full force with differ-

ent themed gardens all around her home. “If you plant what you like, you find that gardening relaxes you, like sitting down with a good book,” she said. For more information about how to view Lakeside Park’s Most Beautiful Gardens, call Baker at 859-331-4108.

Lakeside Park resident and Most Beautiful Garden winner Sue Schweinefus has made every side of her home a garden; a stone fountain in the front, shady fern garden on the side and pleasure garden in the back. This bench is nestled among flowers in Schweinefus’ back yard.

Lakeside Park resident Marie Kreutzjans was one of the five winners of the city’s Most Beautiful Garden contest. Kreutzjans said she grew up on a farm and has gardened her entire life.



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“We’ve done the kinds of things we need to put ourselves in a position to foster it when the economy turns around and certainly we’re poised for growth in Campbell County,� he said during the chamber’s State of Northern Kentucky Address program at Receptions in Erlanger. Pendery mentioned construction of a new justice center that is under way. Construction has also started on an improved U.S. 27 south of Alexandria. Last November, a new county administration building opened. Pendery said Northern Kentucky University continues to grow, noting construction is under way on Griffin Hall that is the future


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home of NKU’s College of Informatics. Last December, a Kroger Marketplace store opened at the Newport Pavilion development. He said much more retail is scheduled to go out there and Target is expected to break ground this month. Pendery said last spring the General Assembly provided funding for construction of a Ky. 9 extension along the west side of Newport. He said the Ovation and Manhattan Harbour riverfront developments once completed will each have an assessed value of nearly $1 billion. Boone County Judgeexecutive Gary Moore said growth is still happening in the county but not as fast as it was. He said job creation is probably the most important issue the county is working on these days.

“And we know government doesn’t create jobs but what we can do at the government level is keep government out of the way,� he said. “We can keep taxes low. Yes, we need to focus on infrastructure (such as) our roads, water and sewer and we’re doing that.� Moore said Boone County and the “region are poised for greater things.� “We are ready for economic recovery or we’re ready for what happens if economic recovery does not happen,� he said. Kenton County Judgeexecutive Ralph Drees mentioned the county’s new jail in Covington that will be completed in September. Grant County Judge-executive Darrell Link said Interstate 75 in Grant County has been widened to three lanes.

BRIEFLY Soldier honored

A soldier in the unit adopted by Villa Hills was killed in action on July 14. PFC Brandon King, a member of the Alpha Battery in the 1/320 Field Artillery Regiment, was killed by small arms fire in Afghanistan at Combat Outpost Nolen. King, 23, was originally from Florida. Three other members of the unit also sustained injuries from IED attacks last week. The unit, based out of Fort Campbell, has been adopted by several Northern Kentucky cities, including Villa Hills, Erlanger, Lakeside Park and Crescent Springs, who all provide care packages, cards, letters and gifts to the troops. Each city has adopted a different battery in the unit. After being notified of his death, Julie Schuler, the Adopt-A-Troop liaison for Villa Hills, requested all of the cities lower their flags to half-mast on July 19 to honor King, and asked that the communities keep all of the soldiers and their families in their thoughts.

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Notre Dame flea market

The Sisters of Notre Dame will host a flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Aug. 7 in the parking lot of Notre Dame Academy, 1699 Hilton Drive. To rent a space or make a donation, call 859-392-8229.

A paw pool party

A Pool Party will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday Aug. 1 at the Kenton Paw Park in Pioneer Park, 3950 Madison Pike. Baby pools will be placed throughout the Paw Park for pet enjoyment and owner entertainment. Food, beverages, pet and people treats, raffles and more will be available for purchase. Admission is free. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of Kenton Paw Park. For more information, visit

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The cost of badly-needed repairs and upgrades to the storm and sanitary sewer systems on Pleasant Ridge Avenue will cost residents once the work begins next April. Officials from Sanitation District No. 1 have discovered that the conditions of both sewer systems along the street are poor, with rainwater overflowing into the sanitary sewer system and the sanitary sewer system overflowing into storm sewers and local creeks. To fund the repair project, SD1 Program Manager Brandon Vatter said they plan to enter into a costshare program with residents on the street, with costs varying by the scope of the project on each residential property. He estimated that most of the projects would be split cost-wise down the middle between the residents and the district, and said that SD1 does offer a financing program to residents who meet certain income thresholds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know construction can be a disturbance, but this is something that needs to be done,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once it is finished, it will be much better for the city in the long run.â&#x20AC;? Vatter said that the problems mostly stem from the designs used when the pipes were installed, such as laterals not functioning properly or pipes just not built big enough to handle the water flow in the area now. He also said that the systemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s age is a large factor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was constructed the right way when it was originally done, but unfortunately itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just not working any longer,â&#x20AC;? he said. Vatter said the total project, which will cost an estimated $5 million, will include the repair of some pipes, the replacement of others, and all of the corre-

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Fishing derby reels in the fun By Jason Brubaker

The kids at the Villa Hills Fishing Derby did their best to make sure they didn’t have any stories about “the one that got away.” The city held their annual fishing derby on July 15 at the lake behind the Villa

Hills Civic Club, allowing kids the chance to try to haul in sunfish, catfish and blue gill. The fish were all measured and weighed before being tossed back into the lake. And while most of the fish caught were of the six or seven inch variety, 11-

year old Riley East drew a crowd when she managed to haul in a 25-inch catfish. “That was pretty cool,” she said as she examined the fish. “It was pretty strong - I didn’t know if I would be able to pull it all the way in.” Councilman Steve Ruebusch said the derby is

always a great event for the kids. “They always have fun with it, especially once they start catching fish,” he said. “We’re just grateful to the Civic Club for helping us out with this.” For more Villa Hills city events, visit


Sam Fischer, 6, shows off a sunfish he hauled in during the Villa Hills Fishing Derby.


George Bruns helps out 11-year old Riley East with a 25-inch catfish she caught during the Villa Hills Fishing Derby on July 15.



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Emily Futscher, 11, checks out her catch during the Villa Hills Fishing Derby on July 15. The derby was held at the lake behind the Civic Club.


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Explore Ryland Heights’ Wilderness Trails at the Annual Benefit Ride Saturday July 24. Ride proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, with half of the requested $10 donation for each rider going to the hospital. The event begins at 9 a.m. at the trails, 9411 Locust Pike, and includes horse-trail riding all day, concessions, raffles, live music and a Poker Ride, in which participants are dealt a hand of poker during the ride and the best poker hand wins the other half of the donation pot. “Come out and explore and have a good day of fun,” said Mayor Bob Miller, who added the trails run along the “best scenery in this part of the country.” Miller said St. Jude is the perfect beneficiary because “children are the future of our country. We want to cater to our youth and those in need and be able to help them.” Sunrise Ranch owner Deb Noem, of Morning

View, helps out with the benefit ride each year, which she said is important for raising awareness of the wilderness trails. “Places to ride are lessening instead of growing,” she said. “I credit Bob Miller. I have to support someone who’s out there making sure we have a place to ride our horses.” Noem hopes letting more people know about Ryland’s Wilderness Trails will lead to opportunities for expansion. “We have about 9 miles of trails and we want to at least double that going north as well as south,” she said. Noem encourages riders to bring their favorite horses to the event to enjoy a “beautiful run.” “It’s mostly shaded and runs along the Licking River and there’s a couple spots that let you get down to the river so you can play in the water with your horse,” she said. “That’s as cool as it gets in July.” For more information about the Annual Benefit Ride, e-mail or call 859-363-7707.



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Fair-goers flew through the air at this year's Kenton County Fair July 12-17.

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Residents of Kenton County celebrated one of the summers biggest events, the 2010 Kenton County Fair, July 12-17. Mud splattered, cars crashed, rides flew and lines to funnel cakes and roasted corn ran long throughout the week, which featured a demolition derby, several pageants, 4-H events and more. Alicia Beach was named Miss Kenton County 2010 while Sophia Marie Dunn was crowned Miss Teen Kenton County 2010. Other winners included Brian Smith, who won first place in the first-ever Corn-


Five-year-old Adia Handsford of Ryland Heights picked up a sweet snack and a new friend at the 2010 Kenton County Fair July 15. hole Tournament July 14. Smith took home $112 for his cornhole prowess. For more results and other information, check


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Kids beat the summer sun at an indoor Day at the Races at the Durr branch of the Kenton County Public Library Saturday July 17. Hailie and Lucy Bowick (left) prepared for a pillowcase race at the event.

Kids race to the finish, bring home glory


Mother-and-son team Jane Schulte and Tyler Hallman co-authored “Work Smart, Not Hard! for College Students,” a book based on time management and organization tips Schulte recommends in the original “Work Smart, Not Hard!” for office workers.

Book helps students with college success

By Regan Coomer

The Durr Library was home to the races Saturday July 17. Kids beat the summer heat by participating in indoor activities including on-foot, pillowcase, big wheel and egg-and-spoon races. Winners took home glory and bragging rights. For more information about the Kenton County Library’s activities at all three branches, visit


Kids beat the summer sun at an indoor Day at the Races at the Durr branch of the Kenton County Public Library Saturday July 17. Charisma Barney (left) shows “Cars” isn’t just a movie when she takes off against John Thomas Thoburn.


Kids beat the summer sun at an indoor Day at the Races at the Durr branch of the Kenton County Public Library Saturday July 17. George Ludwig and Hailie Bowick went head to head in a big-wheel match during the Day at the Races.

Kids beat the summer sun at an indoor Day at the Races at the Durr branch of the Kenton County Public Library Saturday July 17. Kids were up to hijinks and high jumps during pillow case races.


Getting on the Dean’s List is a snap under the tutelage of a local time management expert, whose new book teaches college students how to “Work Smart, Not Hard!” Taylor Mill resident Jane Schulte, who has previously authored “Work Smart, Not Hard!” geared toward the office worker, decided her time-organization and efficiency tips could be as easily and effectively applied to the college student as the workplace. Schulte puts her tips into practice as the Chief Operating Officer of PRISM Title & Closing Services in Fort Wright. Schulte’s son Tyler Hallman, who just completed his freshman year at the University of Kentucky, told Schulte about all-night study sessions and missed deadlines that, with her tips, could be easily avoided. “A lot of my friends were staying up all night at the library. It seemed like the normal thing to do. I go to bed at 12:30 a.m. every night and I get all my studying done,” Hallman said. “They think they have to make a huge stand in the library to get things done. They don’t really know what they

need to do.” Hallman helped out his mother by reading the original “Work Smart, Not Hard!” through the lens of a college student, making suggestions about how to make it more accessible to fellow students. Tips include creating a PEND or “pending” system - a cabinet or drawer with file folders marked by date - which syllabi, assignments and other needed classroom materials can be store in for future use. Just check it everyday, Schulte said, explaining, “You’re trying to figure out what are your priority items, what do I have to do today?” Other tips for students include a clean workspace, using proper etiquette and grammar when writing e-mails to professors and tackling problems on their own before going to their parents for help. Parents don’t think about instilling time management skills in their children when dropping them off at college, Schulte said. “You don’t think about equipping your child with those tools you’re thinking about comforters and school supplies,” she said. “Work Smart, Not Hard! for College Students,” is available for purchase on or can be borrowed from the Cincinnati Public Library.


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Ryle High School graduates of 2000 are holding their 10year class reunion Saturday, Aug. 28, at BlackFinn Restaurant and Saloon. For more information, call 614580-3712 or e-mail The BlackFinn Restaurant and Saloon is located at 19 East Seventh St. in Cincinnati.

Walton Verona High School graduates of 1985 are holding their 25-year class reunion Saturday, Sept. 11. For more information, contact Kevin Flynn at 859-4856128 or e-mail

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Camp Invention returns The Camp Invention program returns to Fort Mitchell this summer. Camp Invention isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just your average summer camp! In this exciting program, children are immersed in a weeklong experience, where the fun of imaginative play leads them through inquiry-based activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), as well as in history and the arts. Renowned for the opportunity it extends to elementary-aged children to explore the unknown, tinker with ideas, and satisfy an innate sense of curiosity, the Camp Invention program provides a safe, creative outlet for them to experience extended summer learning taught by familiar local educators, which builds on their yearlong studies. Each day, children rotate through five integrated modules that employ creative thinking to solve realworld challenges. Working together, they learn vital 21st century life skills such as problem solv-

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Apprenticeship program offers start in trades The Northern Kentucky Pre-Apprenticeship Career Training (NKPACT) is a collaboration with the Greater Cincinnati Building and Construction Trades and the Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (NKWIB). NKPACT is a program where students study a 9 week core curriculum that was designed by the Building Trades that includes: Occupational Safety and Health Administrations 10 hour course, The American Red Cross First Aid and CPR, Blueprint Reading, Orientation, Math Skills, Labor History , Industry Awareness, Tools and Materials. The program will be held at the Urban Campus of Gateway Community and Technical College,525 Scott Blvd. in Covington. There will be three classes a week for nine weeks starting Sept. 21. The next

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Dixie grad prepares for TMC football

By James Weber

Josh Raleigh has always had a close relationship with his family. The 2010 Dixie Heights High School graduate knows that will continue when he begins his college football career at Thomas More College this fall. Family support is one of the things he will remember most about his high school experience. “I’ll miss the Friday night football games the most, the fans, the feeling, the whole family,” he said. “My aunts, uncles, cousins are here. I’ve had at least 10 to 12 people at each and every game.” Raleigh was a nominee for the Recorder Newspapers Sportsman of the Year award for Kenton County this summer. While he didn’t win the final election, he won the primaries by a landslide as a bevy of nominations came to the paper from family members and school personnel. Raleigh graduated with a 3.7 GPA and was a key player in football and basketball. He was


Josh Raleigh is all smiles with his grandfather, Lou, after signing his letter of intent to play football with Thomas More College. FILE PHOTO

Josh Raleigh carries the ball for Dixie.


Dixie Heights High School 2010 graduates, Brett Stansberry, Nolan Boone, Josh Raleigh and Wes Smith, photographed at their last basketball banquet. All four boys will be attending different colleges.

team MVP in basketball, all-conference in football and named to the Northern Kentucky all-star football game. Beyond that, Raleigh volunteers at Fort Wright Elementary and spends a lot of time helping his younger sisters, 9 and 2. “Football is a close second, but my family comes first. Football means a whole lot to me. That’s what I’ve spent my life doing. “I grew up in Newport. We didn’t have much. My mom had me at 17 and she couldn’t be around much. My grandma raised me, Nana would always toss a ball at me, make a hoop with her hands.”

“Josh has attended church since he was 6 weeks old and this has taught him along with all our guidance, right from wrong and to always be a good person,” said grandmother Belle Raleigh in a nomination form. “Josh always strives to be better at everything he does from cutting grass to playing football. He always wants to be better. Josh does a lot of work for people in the community especially the elderly or people who travel out of town.” Cousin Brandon Raleigh considers Josh, who is 2 years older than him, his role model. “When I thought football was

Fuldner wins amateur golf title By James Weber

Eric Fuldner dominated the field to win the Northern Kentucky Men’s Amateur golf championship July 15 at Hickory Sticks in California. Fuldner shot 133 to win by seven shots in the championship finals over Mark Krahe’s 140. Fuldner is a graduate of Campbell County High School and Northern Kentucky University. Krahe is also a former NKU golfer and is an Edgewood native. Ryle graduate and University of Cincinnati golfer Andrew Desmarais finished


NKU graduate Mark Krahe finished second in the Northern Kentucky Mens’ Amateur golf tournament. in third place. St. Henry graduate Sean O’Daniel was

fourth to earn the last championship trophy. Doug Danner of Florence was fifth, tied with Sy Mandle of Union. Florence native Jerod Cahill was seventh and Nick Niehaus of Taylor Mill eighth. Contestants played one round for score, then two rounds of match play to get to the final eight for the final medal-play round. Brandon Allender won the first flight championship over Justin Jolly. Championship flight: Eric Fuldner 133, Mark Krahe 140, Andrew Desmarais 143, Sean O’Daniel 145, Doug Danner 146, Sy Mandle 146, Jerod Cahill 154,

Nick Niehaus 156. Second-round match play losers: Brook Reeves, Charlie Nieman, Joe Ruzick, Brandon Kramer, Andrew Kinman, Lance Lucas, Rob Flanigan, Jason Cahill. First flight: Brandon Allender 74, Justin Jolly 74, Bradley Kohls 75, Steve Rickels 77, Kevin Flynn 78, Greg Schuh 79, Mark McFadden 79, Adam Carroll 79, Alex Vaught 84, Ben Kroger 87. Second-round match play losers: Curtis Bihl, Mark Collett, Trevor Cockayne, Randy Keegan, Mickey Sutton, Todd Brandenburg, Ron Miller, John Hester, Norb Baute, Skip Goley.

Knothole city finals start July 24 By James Weber

The Greater Cincinnati Knothole city tournament in Division 2 reaches its peak in the next week. The final four teams in all six classes will decide the ultimate championship beginning Saturday, July 24. All games will be at the Blue Ash/Crosley Field complex in Cincinnati. The Northern Kentucky champions in all six classes have been decided this week and they will enter play with three other teams from the Ohio side of the river. First-round games will

be Saturday, then barring rain, play will continue July 27 and 29 with the championship games on Saturday, July 31. Kenton County had two of the six regional champions. Here is a list of all the Northern Kentucky finalists. The Recorder will have more info on the winning teams next week. A: The Gold Star Chili Tigers from Boone County beat the KC Wildcats from Kenton County. They will take on the North Region champs at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, July 24, in a first-round game. B: The Rockets from

Union in Boone County and Mark’s Garage Dragons from Fort Thomas in Campbell County were set to finish their regional final Wednesday at the Bill Cappel Youth Sports Complex. They were suspended by rain Monday night, July 19, with the Dragons leading 10-5 in the fifth inning. The winner plays 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 24. B-Jr.: The KC Tornadoes of Kenton County District 28 defeated district rival Hut AC to win the title. The Tornadoes will play 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 24. C: American Legion from Campbell County District 22 won by defeating the Bucks

from District 23/rural Campbell County. The Legion will play at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The Legion won last year as well in another class. C-Jr.: The Gators from Boone County beat the Bellevue Vets Seminoles from Campbell County to advance. The Gators, a repeat champion from 2009, will play at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. D: The NKY Reds from District 28 Kenton County beat Victory Community Bank from Boone. They will play 11:30 a.m. Saturday. In Division I, the Bellevue Vets/NKY Wildcats from Campbell County won the city tournament July 16 in Mason, Ohio.

too hard or I wasn’t tough enough, Josh was there to encourage me, train with me, cheer for me, and help me see how talented I can be as well,” he said in a nomination. Josh said helping his younger relatives has always been a priority. “It makes me want to set an example and do the right things, what my parents think would be the right thing,” he said. He said his favorite game at Dixie was the football team’s playoff win over Ashland Blazer his senior year. “It was the first playoff game we’ve won in four or five years, Blazer beat us last year,” he said. “I had eight tackles, an interception, two deflections. It was the best game I’ve ever played.”

BRIEFLY New softball league

Kenton County Parks and Recreation will offer a new Thursday Men’s Wooden Bat Recreational Softball League, beginning play on Thursday, July 29. This will be an eightgame round-robin league with all games played on Thursdays at Pioneer Park, beginning at 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. Everything to do with the season will be handled from www. The first nine teams to pay the league fee will play in this league. Fees for an eightgame season will be $225 per team. One dozen U.S.S.S.A.approved softballs will be included in the league fee. Entry fees will be accepted until Monday, July 26, or until nine teams are registered. Teams will be responsible for their own wooden softball bats; hardball bats will not be acceptable. Umpire fees are $15 per team and are not included in your league fee. Each team will pay the umpire directly before each game. Teams may list as many as 15 players on their rosters at any given time. Teams will play for a league champion team trophy and T-shirts. There will be no games scheduled for the weekend of Labor Day. The league offers recreational softball for men. If most of the members of a team also play in another organized, competitive softball league, consider not joining this league. Call Steve Trauger at 525PLAY or e-mail steve.

New golf coach

Thomas More College Athletic Director Terry Connor announced Cory Blackson

has been named the new head men’s golf coach. Blackson, who is entering his third year as the sports information director at the College, inherits a team that is coming off its best season in school history as it won the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship and finished tied for 22nd at the NCAA Division III Championship. He served as the assistant men’s golf coach at Capital University, while also serving as the Crusaders’ assistant sports information director. A native of Coshocton, Ohio, Blackson was a four-year member of the Coshocton High School team where he graduated in 1998. He then earned his bachelor’s degree from Capital University in 2002. Blackson and his wife, Susan, live in Hebron.


Thomas More College sophomore defensive back Zach Autenrieb, an Elder High School graduate, and senior defensive tackle Tyler Owens, a Highlands High School graduate, were recently named preseason All-Americans by multiple college football publications. Autenrieb was named to the only team preseason team by The Sporting News, while he and Owens were named to the second team by both Lindy’s and Autenrieb started all 12 games for the Saints last season and had 50 tackles (27 solo, 23 assisted), had one and half tackles for a loss of two yards, had a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC)best nine interceptions and had one fumble recovery.


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July 22, 2010



Scanlon wins junior amateur golf tourney By James Weber

Alex Scanlon won the 14-15 age group at the Northern Kentucky Junior Amateur championship June 23-24 at the Kenton County golf courses. He shot a tworound total of 152 to win by 11 shots. It was the third win of the season for Scanlon, who will be a sophomore at Covington Catholic this fall. He added a fourth in July. Drew McDonald of Cold Spring won the 12-13 age group. The amateur tourney is part of the 7-Up Junior Golf Tour, which has its annual two-day championship tourney July 26-27. The first round is Monday, July 26 at Lassing Pointe, and the second the next day at Boone Links. The full Junior Amateur results: Boys 11 and under: Jacob Vrolijk 78, Ryan Clements 90, Daniel Zalla


Drew Scanlon poses at the site of one of his victories this year in the junior golf tour. 94, Ethan Berling 97, Will Brady 106, Sarah Fite 110, Logan Herbst 118, Blake Garrison 123, Lincoln Herbst 124, Tara-Lynne Skinner 136. Boys 12-13: Drew McDonald 161, Logan Gamm 161, Austin Squires 165, Jeff Lynne 168, Parker Harris 168, Cody Kellam 168, Matt Striegel 170, Jack Hugenberg 172, Paul Huber 176, Daniel Lee 179, Luke Tobergte 194. Boys 14-15: Alex Scanlon 152, Blake Adkins 163, Jackson Frame 164, Austin Beck 164, Hunter Hughes 164, Zach Adams 165, Adam

Ditzel 165, Merik Berling 168, Paul Clancy 169, Jackson Bardo 170, Lane Weaver 170, Brett Bauereis 172, Bailey Youngwirth 182, Jordan Noble 183. Boys 16-18: Phoenix Ramsey 145, Bradley Litzinger 151, Blake Hamilton 151, Adam Millson 151, Joey Fredrick 153, Carter Hibbard 155, Tanner Walton 155, Josh Moorman 160, Brandon Houston 161, Seattle Stein 161, David Schuh 161, Brad Jury 162, Tim Livingood 163, Bryan Kraus 175. Girls Annika: Kristen Smith 160, Brooke Van Skaik 163, Jill Edgington 167, Katie-Scarlett Skinner 167, Tiara Harris 169, Kia Bakunawa 171, Sarah Kellam 173, Ali Cheesman 189, Morgan Larison 183, Lauren Harrett 185. Girls Wie: Kara McCord 183, Briana Aulick 188, Katie Gross 190, Ellen Kendall 193, Nicole Vollman 200, Kelly Kleier 201, Kimberly Yocom 202, Anna Matchina 203, Lauren Wagner 208, Jillian Grosser 216. Other recent tour events: Laurel Oaks: It was a day for playoffs, as winners of four of the six divisions were decided in playoffs involving ten players. In the 16-18 division, Russell Rigg (75) edged out Zach Lemon (75); in the Annika division, Jill Edginton (84) won over Kristen Smith (84) and Christen Cropper (84); in the 14-15 division Austin Beck (80) survived against Brett Bauereis (80) and Sean

Kiley (80); and in the 12-13 division, Austin Squire (84) bested Tyler Lippert (84). Jenna McGuire picked up her second win in the Wie division. And Brianna Littleton won the 11 & under division with a 9 hole 54. Eagle Creek: Matt Hightfiel provided the highlight of the day with a hole-in-one on the 170 yard par-3 ninth hole. Winners: 11& under – Griffin Flesch (37 9-holes)’ 12-13 – Jeff Lynne (74); 14-15 – Benjamin Beausir (74); 16-18 – Chase Hughes (71); Annika – Alex Bruce (77); Wie – Ellen Kendall (91). Twin Oaks: Chet Wehrman shot an even par 70 to win the boys’ 16-18 division at Twin Oaks Golf Club by one stroke over Tim Livingood (71). Sarah Kellam won the girls’ Annika division with an 81. Other winners: 14-15 - Sean Kiely (73); 12-13 (tie) Paul Huber, Jack Hugenberg and Matt Striegel (79); Wie - Anna Matchinga (93); 11& under - Griffin Flesch (42, 9 holes). Flagg Springs: Griffin Flesch won for the seventh time this season in the 11& under division at Flagg Springs with a 37 in the nine-hole competition. Russell Rigg posted the low round of the day, a 72, to win the 16-18 division. Other winners: Annika – Jill Edgington (87); Wie – Sarah Fite; 12-13 – Jeff Lynne (79); 14-15 – Alex Scanlon (76).


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Sue was named Coach of the Year by the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference 20 times for the girls and 22 times for the boys. She was also named the Indiana High School Coach of the year in 2002. In addition to her coaching accomplishments, Sue has been the swim lesson coordinator for the East Central Community for the last 30 years. This program teaches 200-300 swimmers each year. She is a Red Cross instructor for water safety, lifeguarding, and CPR. The Cincinnati Marlins will have an open house at the Northern Kentucky University location from 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 3, and again from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15, for any swimmer interested in joining the Marlins. Assistant Coach Jerri Freimuth, along with several other Marlins coaches, will have a swim clinic for any swimmer in the Northern Kentucky area looking to improve their strokes, turns, and swim faster at Cherry Hill Swim Club from 9:30-11 a.m., Friday, July 23. The cost of the clinic is free. Cherry Hill Swim Club is located at 705 Peachtree Lane, Erlanger. Visit or call 513-761-3320.



The post office has announced plans to raise its price for a first class stamp from 44 cents to 46 cents, effective in January. Do you think this increase is reasonable? Why or why not? “The United States post office does a fabulous job for America! I think 46 cents is still a great deal to get a letter or card across town or the country. “Just think about what they pay for fuel for the trucks to get the mail to us!” E.E.C. “The post office is losing business at a frightening rate and operating in the red. This appears to be caused by a change in the way companies advertise and the way people correspond and pay their bills, not anything to do with the price. “USPS will have to trim their operations and probably cut back service, but these things require political approvals and take a long time. In the meantime, they have no choice but to raise rates. “If you don’t like it do what everyone else has done and start corresponding and paying your bills electronically.” F.S.D. “I believe the 2-cent increase in the first class rate is very reasonable. The post office is having financial difficulties for a number of reasons, one of which is that they have always been a generous employer, paying their employees very good salaries and benefits. “I don’t begrudge post office employees these perks, but in today’s economy there aren’t many non-government employers who can afford to do that. “The other reason for the post office’s problems is, of course, the decline in the use of ‘postal mail’ for correspondence; electronic communication like cell phones, texting, twittering, and other means have encouraged a lot of people to use these methods of communication. That’s a shame, too, because there is a lot of pleasure and satisfaction in the trading of actual ‘letters’ between friends and family. “The only people who I think will suffer from this nominal increase are those who employ mass mailing of first-class mail, and I feel for them. “The bottom line is that a 2cent increase isn’t that difficult for most ordinary people to handle.” Bill B. “Does it really matter whether it is reasonable or not, no, because we have no say in these types of government affairs. The government doesn’t know how to run businesses and this is the perfect illustration why they run everything in debt. Someday, the public must stand up and say: enough is enough. Whether it be local, city, state, or federal – get your house in order. Mine has to be.” D.J. “No, this increase isn’t reasonable – rates were increased from 42 cents to 44 cents just last May. “Plus, the increase is counterproductive; the higher the rates, the less mail people send and the more money the post office loses. “They should take the WalMart approach, and go for volume. The mail carrier walks the same route whether carrying a bagful or five pieces of mail!” J.S.B.







Should Congress extend unemployment benefits? Why or why not? For how long? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. “Probably it is reasonable, however. I buy the Forever stamps so it does not matter when they change the price. “Recently I read that they were thinking of canceling one mail day and only delivering mail six days a week. I think that would be great since most mail that I receive is junk.” K.S. I guess the request is reasonable since the post office is losing business every day and has to make up for lost revenue. Why? Because if anyone is like me, people pay their bills online to avoid the mail and the cost of mailing. It’s easier and faster and you can wait until the last day to make a payment. You can set up automatic payments, you can have your check direct deposited, and in most instances it costs you nothing but your time.” “I think the post office needs to change with the times and offer new, innovative services in order to survive. Personally I like to send cards and occasionally letters via the post office, but more and more, people are turning to the quickest, fastest and most cost-effective means, which isn’t the post office.” R.L.H.

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“The USPS has a right to raise stamp prices as they are not subsidized by the government. Now that they offer FOREVER stamps at the current price I just stock up on them so increases do not affect me. The USPS could save billions by stopping unwanted junk mail. This would allow mail personnel to carry less mail and cover more territory. Between $2 billion to $3 billion dollars could be saved if Saturday home delivery were eliminated. Go figure!” T.D.T.

It is smog season again. This smog season the Ohio-KentuckyIndiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) is raising awareness about the health risks associated with smog and air pollution. The information campaign goal is to get residents to take action against air pollution in the greater Cincinnati region. “Smog is not only an environmental issue, it’s also a health concern” said OKI Board President and Campbell County Judge Executive Steve Pendery. “Because many people are unaware of smog’s health implications, they do nothing to protect themselves.” Exposure to smog can limit the ability to breathe, reduce lung function and irritate respiratory systems. Smog may aggravate chronic lung diseases such as emphysema and bronchitis. Studies have shown that exposure to air pollution may reduce the immune system’s ability to fight off bacterial infections in the respiratory system. Air pollution has even been linked to appendicitis and ear infections. Smog is a pollutant that affects everyone. Those particularly atrisk include children, adults who are active outdoors, people with respiratory diseases and the elder-

ly. It is especially important for sensitive groups to know if a smog alert is in effect. Smog alerts are issued when there is a high Callie level of ozone or Holtegel particle polluCommunity tion making the unhealthy. Recorder air When a Smog guest Alert is in effect, columnist sensitive groups should avoid outdoor activity. Others should limit outdoor exertion and plan outdoor events when the pollution levels are lower, like in the mornings or evenings. In order to know if a smog alert has been issued in the Tri-State, listen or watch local news, or call 1-800621-SMOG to receive smog alerts by email or fax. While limiting time outdoors can help protect your well-being from the negative impact of smog, the best way to ensure a healthy life is to do your share for cleaner air. Joining the fight against smog is the ultimate health protection from air pollution and the greatest contribution to the current state of

air in the Tri-State. The American Lung Association released their annual report card for 2010 on Air Quality in cities in the United States. Cincinnati was ranked as the 9th most polluted city by year round particle pollution and 18th most polluted by ozone. This ranking illustrates the severity of air pollution in the OKI region and the necessity for individuals to make positive contributions to air quality. Doing your share is something that can be simple and easy. Individuals can reduce smog by riding a bike, refueling after 8 p.m., conserving electricity, carpooling, taking the bus, and eliminating unnecessary vehicle trips. “How you deal with smog on a daily basis matters. Changing your daily habits could change your life,” said OKI Executive Director Mark Policinski, “In fact, it may save your life.” These potentially serious and harmful effects illustrate the importance of knowledge and understanding smog levels. For more information and additional tips to reduce air pollution, visit or call 1800-621-SMOG. Callie Holtegel is the OKI Communications Intern

Peace talks

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell met with Paige Brewer of Wilder in his Washington D.C. office. Brewer is a high school honors student at Notre Dame Academy and was selected as the Kentucky State Winner of the U.S. Institute of Peace’s National Peace Essay Contest. She wrote about nonviolent protest in Burma and Chile.


Road projects move forward The 2010 legislative session was good for Northern Kentucky road projects – more than $100 million in the district we live in. This was accomplished by a fullcourt press by myself, Northern Kentucky Caucus Chair Rep. Sal Santoro, Sen. Jack Westwood, Rep. Addia Wuchner, and Rep. Adam Koenig. Local officials also lobbied hard in Frankfort on behalf of much-needed road improvements for Northern Kentucky. Northern Kentucky is one of the economic engines of our state, and we must have adequate roads. Two of the most exciting projects are the re-working of the intersection of Ky. 237 and Ky. 18 and the Richwood Road interchange with I-75. I had a good meeting with Rick Davis, a branch manager for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in Northern Kentucky, about these projects. Many of you may know Rick’s dad, Dick Davis, the owner of the service station at Richwood Road and I-75 as well as a retired bus driver. They’re a fine Boone County family. Rick shared with me the exiting new designs in place for these projects. For the 18/237 intersection, Ky. 237 will be a bridge over Ky. 18, with a single traffic signal regulating traffic flow. It’s designed

to smoothly handle the growing traffic on these roads, and it’s a common plan. The proposed I-75/Richwood Road interState Sen. change will be a John little more Schickel unusual. It will a “diverging Community use diamond” plan Recorder that was first guest used in the U.S. columnist just last summer. Springfield, Mo., is currently the only city in the nation with this design, which will reduce the length of red lights and help smooth traffic flow. In addition to the intersection with Ky. 18, Ky. 237’s widening has been funded all the way to Rogers Lane. The work on the stretch of 237 (Pleasant Valley Road) from U.S. 42 to Woodcreek Drive has already begun. The last phase of the road widening will be construction from Woodcreek to Rogers Lane, which we will be pushing to keep in the two-year road plan during the 2011 legislative session. When this muchneeded project is complete, it will be four lanes of improved road

between Ky. 18 and U.S. 42. While discussing Ky. 237, the road surface on 237 between Ky. 18 and I-275 is totally inadequate and desperately needs to be resurfaced. Myself and other members of the caucus have urged the Transportation Cabinet to make this a priority and I am hopeful it will be resurfaced this summer. In Kenton County, road improvements include the Dixie Highway-Dudley Pike intersection as well as the northbound Turkeyfoot Road approach at I-275. A new right-turn lane is due to be built on Dixie Highway’s intersection with Dudley Pike, across from Dixie Heights High School, easing traffic that builds up at red lights. Other important projects include the Industrial Road Phase 2 and the South Airfield Road from Oakbrook Drive to Turfway Road. All these projects will improve commerce and safety in our community. It will be a busy and exciting year for Northern Kentucky. State Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, represents the 11th Senate District which includes Boone and Gallatin counties and part of Kenton County. He may be reached toll-free at 1-800372-7181 or online at

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“Depends on how you look at it. Reasonable to get a piece of mail to California for 46 cents, it is a bargain. “Hiking the rates again 2 cents for first class mail ... it is not needed if the post office would stop making Saturday deliveries. Savings in fuel, vehicle maintenance, and personnel salaries and benefits is enough to offset the cost of first-class mail rate hikes.” O.H.R. “Each time the US Postal Service requests a rate hike, my first reaction is ‘Oh, No, not again!’ But I quickly realize how reasonable the request is. “I work for the federal government and I know how hard letter carriers work for the small amount of money they make. When one thinks about how incredible it is that we can drop a letter in the mailbox one day and have it arrive at its destination (sometimes across the country) in just two or three days, 46 cents seems pretty fair. “The electronic age is killing the postal service, a privately-run business with monstrous overhead. E-mails are (sadly, in my opinion) rapidly replacing real letters so those of us who either prefer to or need to send “snail mail” should understand that's it's going to cost us a bit more for this service. 'Nuff said ...” M.M.


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Best Friends Forever Grant’s Lick residents Kayla Kavanaugh, left, and Grace Florimonte, both 9, share a friendship dating to when they were 3 years old and in a dance class together.

Friends who stick together Whether sharing a giggle or a helping hand when stuck in a muddy creek, 9year-old best friends Kayla Kavanaugh and Grace Florimonte are always there for one another. Florimonte and Kavanaugh are both residents of the Grant’s Lick area and frequent visitors to one anther’s houses. They both play soccer, go camping, and to the movies together. They’ve known each other since age 3 when they took a dance class together. “We have so much in common, and she’s always there for me if need a hand,” Florimonte said. Florimonte said she once went down to a creek and got stuck in the mud up past her ankles and her best friend “Kayla” was there to help.

“She pulled me out,” Florimonte said. They live about five minutes away from each other and their parents make sure they get to see each other often, Florimonte said. “We have sleepovers maybe once a week,” Florimonte said. Kavanaugh said she likes Florimonte because she’s funny, nice and helpful. Sometimes when playing the Rock Band video game, Florimente starts singing, and it’s funny, Kavanaugh said. “She just knows how to make me laugh a lot,” Kavanaugh said. Both friends said they plan on being friends for a long time. “She’s sort of like family to me,” Florimonte said.


Buy a celebrity duck

Nearly 60 decorated rubber ducks, which are a u t o graphed by celebrities, will be up for auction T h u r s d a y, July 29, at Jefferson Hall in Newport from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Celebrities that have signed ducks this year include Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Chad Ochocinco, John Calipari and Justin Bieber. The event benefits the Freestore Foodbank. The event is free to attend, but a $5 duck adoption fee is suggested. For more information, call 513-482-7534 or visit Jefferson Hall is located at 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, in Newport on the Levee.

Infomercial Night

Enjoy $1 drinks on Infomercial Night at Champion Window Field, as the Flo-

rence Freedom take on the Normal Cornbelters, Thursday, July 29 at 7:05 p.m. During the game, some of the most timeless, funny infomercials of all time will be shown. The game also falls on a “Thirsty Thursday” meaning Miller Lite draft beers and pepsi fountain drinks are only $1. For tickets and more information, call 859-594-4487 or visit Champion Window Field is located at 7950 Freedom Way in Florence.

MainStrasse antiques

This Sunday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. shop for antiques in the MainStrasse Village. More than 30 antique and vintage collectible dealers are expected. Parking is free in the 5th Street lot. The antique show itself is also free. For more information, call 859-460-4820. MainStrasse Village is located off the 5th Street exit in Covington.

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The South Kenton Nittany Lions charge the field just before the start of NKYFL Pee Wee Division Super Bowl. The teams begin play this year in mid-August.


Youth football league about more than winning By Jason Brubaker

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The cleats are laced, the pads adjusted and the chin straps are tightened. Now it’s on to the main mission...having fun. The Northern Kentucky Youth Football League kicked off practice this week in most areas, with the 10 teams all getting their young legs ready for the season. And although the teams will spend the next few weeks practicing, conditioning and learning plays, the league carries a bigger mission than just winning. “I think the biggest thing we try to emphasize, and I’m sure it’s this way with every team, is sportsmanship and teamwork,” said Clayton Plageman, the director of the Erlanger Lions. “We want the kids to learn how to work together for a common goal, because that’s a lesson they can apply to everything in life.” That message is echoed by Tony Thornsburg, the director of the South Kenton Nittany Lions. “Football gets you ready for life more than any other sport,” he said. “You’ve got 11 guys out there and everyone has a job to do. If even one of the guys doesn’t do his job, you won’t have success.” The league, which is split into age divisions, typically begins play in late August, with the season lasting through early November. Each team also has a number of unique events throughout the season, such as golf outings, car washes or bake sales to raise money for the program. The teams also typically have an end-ofthe-year reception, where players receive awards. The teams are split into different ages, with kids 13-14 years-old playing in the Seniors, kids 11-12 playing in the Juniors, 10-year-olds playing in the Midgets, 9-years old playing in the Pee-Wee, and 6-8 year-olds playing in the Starter League. Each division also has a maximum weight requirement, and all players must have a physical before they can compete. Each team also has their own set of cheerleaders, who also practice throughout the summer to be ready for


Leon Marshall, 7, of the Erlanger Lions races for a touchdown during their annual game at Paul Brown Stadium last summer. Playing a game at PBS is just one of the perks for teams in the Northern Kentucky Youth Football League.

Northern Kentucky Youth Football League

The league is comprised of 10 teams from Northern Kentucky; the Erlanger Lions, the Bellevue Tigers, the Dayton Devils, the Ludlow Panthers, the South Kenton Nittany Lions, the Campbell County Red Devils, the Dixie Raiders, the Newport Firefighters, the Northern Kentucky Bengal Tigers, and the Spartans. Each team has different age divisions, as well as a cheerleading squad. Games begin in mid-August, and run through early November. For more information about the league, or for information on how to get involved with a particular team, visit

games. But while winning is stressed and the teams compete for the chance to play in the Super Bowl at the end of the year, there’s more to the league than just the final score on the scoreboard. The coaches said that the youth football league creates a sense of community, as former players often come back to help the programs, serving as coaching or refs at the games. With the teams essentially split by region, including five based in Kenton County, they said it’s easy to feel the support from neighbors and friends each time

they take the field. “So many people have been involved in the program in one way or another over the years, so it definitely is like a family,” said Plageman. “It’s just neat to see people come back to help out the program, because they know what it meant to them when they were young.” Thornsburg said he also takes pride in watching the kids grow and progress in the program before they move on. “The payoff for me is when you go to a Simon Kenton football game and see those kids playing that you coached when they were 6-year-olds,” he said. “That’s why we do what we do.” With the start of the season only about a month away, Plageman said the focus now is just getting the kids ready, both mentally and physically, to be part of a team. “We just want to get the kids ready to play the right way,” he said. “It’s great to win and we want the kids to compete, but at the end of the day, we want them to turn out to be better people for having participated, and that’s what this league is all about.” For more information about the Northern Kentucky Youth Football League, visit

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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.


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. 491-4003; Covington.

A Little Night Murder, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St. Interactive murder mystery. Family friendly. $14, $12 seniors, student and ages 12 and under. Call box office. Through July 31. 655-9140. Newport.


Lewis & Clark and the Indian Country National Touring Exhibit, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, National traveling exhibit tells the story of the explorers’ historic 1804-1806 expedition from a different point of view-that of the Indians who lived along their route.Through Aug. 13. 342-2665; Burlington.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 7:05 p.m. vs. Evansville Otters. Blackout Night: Wear all black. Post-game fireworks. 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. 5944487; Florence. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 2 4


Bluegrass Jam, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Willis Music Store Performance Hall, 7567 Mall Road, All ages and skill levels welcome. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Willis Music. 5256050. Florence.

Covington Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Promenade behind the goose girl fountain under the trees. Fruit and vegetables, baked goods, pumpkins in season, cut flowers and more. Formerly called Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market. 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.




Zachary Thomas Diedrich, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Juney’s Lounge. Alone, Drunk & Stoned Tour. Free. 4312201; Newport.


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.


DV8, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Riverside Marina Bar and Grill, 145 Mary Ingles Highway (Ky. 8), Pop and rock from the 90s. Presented by Riverside Marina. 442-8111; Dayton, Ky.


Church Girls, 8 p.m. Stauss Theatre, 101 Fine Arts Center, Northern Kentucky University, Musical comedy. Chaos and calamity ensue when the Umatilla Second Christian Church Women’s Auxiliary League gets ready for its annual Mother’s Day Pageant. Dinner served in the Corbett Theatre Lobby one and a half hours prior to performance. $55 two shows, $30; show only $15 available beginning April 15. Registration required. Presented by Commonwealth Theatre Company. 5725464; Highland Heights.


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.

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.


Liquid Nation, 8 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. $10. 491-2444; Covington.


Church Girls, 8 p.m. Stauss Theatre, $55 two shows, $30; show only $15 available beginning April 15. Registration required. 5725464; Highland Heights.


Best of Shadowbox, 7:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $30, $20 seniors and students. 957-7625; Newport. A Little Night Murder, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, $14, $12 seniors, student and ages 12 and under. Call box office. 655-9140. Newport.

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Splash-N-Dash, 8 a.m. Silverlake Family Recreation Center, 301 Kenton Lands Road, Registration 7-7:45 p.m. 250-meter swim and 5K run; 5K run; fitness walk and Kids Fun Run. Awards go to top two overall male and female runners, plus top male and female runner in each division. Benefits Scarf It Up For Those in Need. $20, $17 advance by July 10. Presented by Scarf It Up For Those in Need. 802-4881; Erlanger. Club Championship, 11 a.m. Golf Courses of Kenton County, 3908 Richardson Road, Stroke Play Format/USGA rules. Includes two rounds of golf on The Willows course. $80, $60 for season pass holders. Registration required. Presented by Kenton County Parks and Recreation. 371-3200; e-mail; Independence.


Native American Day, noon-4 p.m. Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, In conjunction with the Lewis & Clark and the Indian Country traveling exhibit at the Boone County Main Library. Experience the culture and history of Native Americans in Boone County. Includes crafts, games, storytelling, music and dancing led by members of local tribes. All ages. Free. 334-2117; Union.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 7:05 p.m. vs. Evansville Otters. Post Game Band -Revolver. Champion Window Field, $10-$12 VIP, $9, $7 lawn. 594-4487; Florence. Kentucky Stallions, 7 p.m. vs. Ohio Valley Warriors. Dixie Heights High School, 3010 Dixie Highway, Gates open 6 p.m. Minor league football team. $5. Presented by Kentucky Stallions. 468-3208; Edgewood. A Night of Champions, 7:30 p.m. Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Outdoor event. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Night cap of MMA fights to compliment The First Annual Dirty Grappler Submission Tournament and KYMMAExpo 2010. $55 table, $35 VIP (first two rows of ring), $25. 371-0200; Florence. 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. See buildings that housed casinos, brothels and speakeasies. $15. 491-8000. Newport. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 2 5


4th Sunday MainStrasse Antiques, Etc. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Sixth Street Promenade. More than 30 antique and vintage collectible dealers. Parking in Fifth Street lot free. Rain or shine. Free. 468-4820; e-mail; Covington. Zumba Class, 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Step-N-Out Studio, $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 291-2300. Covington.


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.


Sunday Jazz in the Afternoon, 4:30 p.m. With The Phil DeGreg Trio. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. 261-2365; Covington.


A Little Night Murder, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, $14, $12 seniors, student and ages 12 and under. Call box office. 655-9140. Newport.



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Ride the Ducks Newport, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Ride the Ducks Newport, $15, $11 children. 815-1439. Newport. 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.

Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night, 5 p.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Includes Shimmers gift certificate prizes. Free. 426-0490. Fort Wright. Club Championship, 11 a.m. Tee gifts, dinner, drinks and door prizes. Golf Courses of Kenton County, $80, $60 for season pass holders. Registration required. 371-3200; e-mail; ndex.html. Independence.

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To submit calendar items, go to “” and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to “” along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to “” and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. W E D N E S D A Y, J U L Y 2 8 Zumba Class, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Step-N-Out Studio, $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 291-2300. Covington.

ART EXHIBITS Some ‘R Happening!, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Passionate Arts Center, Free. 393-8358. Covington.



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. 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.2611029; Latonia.


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 2 7

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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John Mayer performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at Riverbend Music Center. Train also performs. Tickets are $105 four-pack, $69.50, $49.50, $36 lawn. Call 800745-3000 or visit


Marcos Sastre jams a guitar riff at Music Hall. Sastre and fellow local blues musicians, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Noah Hunt, Sonny Moorman and the Bluebirdz will be playing a benefit for Play It Forward at the Madison Theater in Covington Friday, July 23, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. The Madison Theater is located at 730 Madison Ave. For more information, visit or call 491-2444.


Wild Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. J.J. Audubon’s Field programs on Fowler Creek. MiddletonMills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Shelterhouse 2. Hour long programs. Rain or shine. Free, donations of nonperishable food and personal care items accepted. 525-7529; Independence.


Lewis & Clark and the Indian Country National Touring Exhibit, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Stanley Hedeen, author of “Big Bone Lick: Birthplace of American Paleontology,” shares a fascinating look at the famous explorers and the national significance of their visit to Boone County. Boone County Main Library, Free. 342-2665; Burlington.

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


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


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.


Lee Stolar Trio, 7 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. 261-2365; Covington.


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


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.


Greg Laswell and Cary Brothers, 6 p.m. With Harper Blynn. Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St. $15, $12 advance. 291-2233; Covington.


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


Summer Cornhole League, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Competitors play three games. Round robin structure, players draw a player and play three games. $5 per game. Registration required. 4260490; Fort Wright. Cornhole Tournament, 7 p.m. Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, $5. 356-1440. Independence.


The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents “Blithe Spirit,” a romantic comedy of the supernatural, though Aug. 8, at 719 Race St., downtown. Pictured is Annie Fitzpatrick as Madame Arcati, who holds a séance, in which a lost love comes back to haunt another character. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $22-$28. Call 513-3812273 or visit


July 22, 2010

Community Recorder


There is a reason why grace is called amazing There’s something peculiar about the appeal of the hymn “Amazing Grace.” It’s a religious song, yet popular in a secular age. Its language expresses human powerlessness during an era of technological genius and human success. Its theme is even about a subject that can’t be accurately defined or scientifically scrutinized. Why its popularity? Why is it sung with such gusto? On an unconscious level it lets us acknowledge a truth we count on dearly – the help of God as we live out our lives. In his book, “The Magnificent Defeat,” Frederick Buechner writes, “For what we need to know is not just that God exists, not just that beyond the steely brightness of the stars there is a cosmic intelligence of some kind that keeps the whole show going, but that there is a God right here

in the thick of our day-by-day lives. … It is not objective proof of God’s existence what we want but the experience of God’s presence.” Father Lou And that’s Guntzelman exactly the truth Perspectives “amazing” that the hymn professes. Many of us come to a point where we can look back and recognize certain accomplishments we’ve experienced exceeded our own strength. The word “grace” has as its root the Latin word gratis, for “gift.” We get grace all mixed up with good fortune. Grace teaches us the opposite. When I am lying flat on my face in the dark and someone hands me a lit candle, that is God’s grace. And when I am flying high

enjoying my own success and powers and I run into a flock of geese, that is God’s grace too. If God is God, then grace is active just as much in the things that threaten and humble me as in the events that help me endure or lift me up on eagles’ wings. It is God’s presence that makes grace, whatever the circumstances. As Barbara Brown Taylor states, “With grace my spiritual math collapses. One plus one does not equal two but at least three and perhaps 3,000.” We are offered more of everything than our own notions of ourselves can hold. Again, Taylor writes, “To give into grace is to surrender our ideas about who God should be in order to embrace God’s idea of who we are and to have the good sense to say ‘Thank you.’ ” Interestingly, we may approach the notion of God’s presence in

our lives with ambiguous sentiments. Certainly we want God’s help in life. Yet … we’re somewhat afraid of losing our human individuality and freedom. In a sense, a person may fear God “messing around with my life.” If that’s the case, we might benefit from knowing something else about grace. Its purpose is not to stifle our humanity but intensify it. Grace is an awesome partnership in which God remains utterly sovereign and we become authentically free. God contributes all that God can and we can open and contribute (if we so choose) all that we can. Grace is God’s self-gift, our response is our self freely unwrapping and accepting the gift. Yet, paradoxically, the ability to open the gift (our freedom) is God-given too. It came when we were created. Sound complicated? What do

we expect when dealing with mystery, free will, and a God beyond all our words? Theologian Karl Rahner wrote, “It is clear from the nature of God’s self offer that the initiative (of grace) must lie with God. But we are not thereby condemned to passivity. A ‘salvation’ that did that would hardly be salvific. Still, the fulfillment of our openness is also something which we receive as a gift, not a product of our own making. ‘We love, because he first loved us’ (1 John 4:19).” It is always emphasized in discussing grace, that no human being can be saved as a result of his or her own goodness, virtue, success or religious practice or belief; we can only be saved by God’s grace. 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.

Always get used car inspection before purchase Used car sales are up these days as buyers look to save money during this recession. But, before you buy a used car, there are certain things you need to do to make sure you don’t buy what had been someone else’s headache. Most people realize they need to take a used car for a test drive, but during that drive be sure you take it on the highway as well as local roads. That’s important so you get a chance to see how well it accelerates, and how smoothly is handles at high speeds. But a test drive is only the beginning. Unless you’re a trained auto mechanic it’s important to get the vehicle checked out by an ASE certified mechanic. If the seller won’t let you take it to be inspected, walk away and do business elsewhere. Sharon Hines of Delhi Township learned the importance of such an

inspection. “There was no warranty. I paid $4,400 – $4,977, with taxes Howard Ain and fees,” Hey Howard! she said. “I love the car. It needed an oxygen sensor and our salesman said other than that it had no mechanical problems.” Unfortunately, when the used car dealer sent the car for the repair, a great many more problems developed. The repair shop kept the car for more than two weeks. “They wouldn’t give me a loaner, so for 16 days I had to find a way to work and a way home,” said Hines. Once she got the car back she found it still had problems and returned it for more repairs. “I had the car for 28 days and they had it for 25,” Hines said. But, she said, the mechanics at the repair shop

were never able to fix it. “Never – and until I contacted you they weren’t going to fix it. They wanted me to pay and that’s why I contacted you,” she said. I suggested Hines take the car to an independent ASE certified mechanic to try to diagnose the problems. She did and, working with the dealer and that repair shop, Hine’s certified mechanic was able to fix a lot of things. The dealer who sold the car has agreed to pay for all the repairs – which so far come to more than $3,300. Hines said she’s learned a valuable lesson. “Get a used car inspected before you buy. It’s a lifelesson learned – big time,” she said. Such an inspection will cost about $100, but it is well worth it if it can keep you from spending thousands of dollars on a vehicle that will give you nothing but headaches. It’s important to get such an inspection whether the

Mom’s sale at Dixie Aug. 14 The Mother's Exchange, bi-annual children's sale, has been a Cincinnati staple for over 20 years. Because of the rise in Northern Kentucky moms who participate, the mothers are kicking off their first Northern Kentucky sale at Dixie Heights High School on August 14. Mothers are invited to join other moms to sell and

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July 22, 2010

Welcome guests with pineapple dishes My husband, Frank, is anxiously awaiting the first of the corn. I’m anxiously awaiting ripe elderberries for jelly. Doesn’t take much to please either of us, does it?

Mary Carol Cox’s special occasion pineapple cake

I know this talented Kenwood reader as “MC,” my dear friend Joanie Manzo’s sister. This has been in my file a while, and it dawned on me the other day that the cake and icing that readers have been requesting may just be this one, since the pineapple icing was a cooked one that they requested. 1 package yellow cake mix 1 can, 30 oz., crushed pineapple, undrained 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 ⁄3 cup cornstarch Dash salt 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 cups whipping cream Prepare mix according to directions and bake in two layers. Cool on racks, split layers, creating four total layers. Combine pineapple, sugar, cornstarch and salt in pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until clear and thick. Remove from heat and stir in butter, lemon juice and vanilla. Cool. Whip cream and spread each layer with about half cup of cream; then spread

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen serve.

each layer w i t h pineapple filling. Stack layers and spread with rest o f whipped cream. Chill until ready to

Robin Maynard’s ‘gotta try this’ shrimp

Robin Maynard is a Mason reader and an enthusiastic and very good cook. Her original name for this recipe was “marinated grilled shrimp.” I think it goes way beyond that, so I’ve renamed it. She told me, “I love to create recipes. Many times I’ll eat at a restaurant and then go home and try to recreate the dish.” Her co-workers are guinea pigs (lucky them) and she recently enrolled in the Midwest Culinary’s program for pastry arts. Her goal? “To own a restaurant or bakery some day.” I think Robin’s on her way. 20 each shrimp, medium, uncooked, peeled and deveined 1 ⁄2 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 teaspoon garlic, minced 2 tablespoons cilantro 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt

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Robin’s Hawaiian teriyaki chicken recipe is on my online column as well. If you don’t have Internet access, call 513591-6163 to have my editor Lisa mail you a copy. SUBMITTED BY ROBIN MAYNARD

Marinated grilled shrimp recipe made by Robin Maynard. 1 ⁄8 teaspoon pepper 4 each bamboo skewers pinch cayenne pepper Mix all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Place shrimp in a gallon Ziploc bag and add mixture. Shake to evenly coat shrimp and marinate in refrigerator for one hour. Soak bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes so they won’t burn on the grill. Remove shrimp from bag, discard remaining liquid. Slide 5 shrimp on each skewer. Place a sheet of foil on grill grate and heat grill on medium. Place skewers on foil and cook for five minutes. Turn shrimp and cook another five minutes or until shrimp is done and golden brown. Serves four.

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Readers’ comments

Mariemont and loved the hot slaw served at the Heritage, asked me for a recipe. I sent him one that I’ve published here before and he said, “The slaw was delicious and so reminiscent of what the Melvins served at The Heritage; our favorite dining spot during the 23 years in Mariemont.” (I can vouch for the popularity of this restaurant and its good food, as well, since my husband was their general manager. It closed several years ago). David said after retiring from P&G, they moved south and now live in Chapel Hill, N.C. David served it with a pork loin that he rubbed with pepper, salt and a bit of thyme. Yum. Buffet bread & butter pickles a hit: Jean Heenan made these and said “they are amazing.” She wanted to know if the brine could be used again since “the pickles won’t last long.” No, it cannot but it makes a nice marinade for fresh cukes. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.



Little Britain Stables Horse Camp, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Daily through July 30. Little Britain Stables, $300. Registration required. 586-7990; Burlington.


Circus Camp, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Daily through July 29. 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Daily through July 29. Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St. Introduction to circus including stilt walking, rolling globe, creative dramatics, free T-shirt and more. Ages 4-7. $110; $90 siblings. Registration required. Presented by My Nose Turns Red Theatre Company. 581-7100; Covington. Skidaddles Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Skidaddles Inc. $170 for five days, $140 for four days, $115 for three days. Registration required. 647-7529; Florence. SummerCare: Adventures in Wonderland, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 30. Fort Wright Elementary School, $128 week; $29 per day. Registration required online. 4312075; Fort Wright. SummerCare: Adventures in Wonderland, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 30. Ockerman Elementary School, $128 week; $29 per day. Registration required online. 4312075; Florence.


Finstitute Summer Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Creepy Crawly Slippery Slimy. Daily through July 30. Newport Aquarium, $190, $150 passholders; $170, $130 passholders advance by May 5. Registration required. 815-1442. Newport. Sunrock Farm Nature Camp, 9:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. Daily through July 30. Sunrock Farm, $195 per week. Registration required. 781-5502. Wilder.


Soccer Camp, 9 a.m.-noon Daily through July 30. Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Boys and girls ages 5-17. $89. Registration required. Presented by Ohio South Youth Soccer Association. 513-576-9555; Union.


Hot slaw like Heritage Restaurant: David Waters, a reader who used to live in

R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Splish Splash. Daily through July 30.

R.C. Durr YMCA, $170, $125 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Preschool Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-noon Part-day. Jungle Jamboree. Daily through July 30. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jungle Jamboree. Daily through July 30. R.C. Durr YMCA, $170, $125 members; part-day: $105, $75 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Teen Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 30. R.C. Durr YMCA, $175, $130 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Camp Leadership in Training Program, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 30. R.C. Durr YMCA, $60, $30 members. Registration required. 5345700; Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Sports and Specialty Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Volleyball Camp and Jedi Camp. Daily through July 30. R.C. Durr YMCA, $175, $130 members. 534-5700; Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Day Camp, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 30. R.C. Durr YMCA, $125-$175 per week. Registration required. 534-5700; Burlington. T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 2 7


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. W E D N E S D A Y, J U L Y 2 8


Kenton County YMCA Traditional Day Camp, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Splish Splash. Daily through July 30. Kenton County YMCA, $120, $100 members; registration fee: $40 family, $25 child. Registration required. 7811814. Independence. Advanced Camping Experience Camp, 8:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 30. Kenton County YMCA, $120, $100 members; registration fee: $40 family, $25 child. Registration required. 356-3178. Independence. Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Splish Splash. Daily through July 30. Campbell County YMCA, $140, $110 members. Registration required. 781-1814; Fort Thomas. Campbell County YMCA Adventure Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 30. Camp-

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NKY SUMMER CAMPS bell County YMCA, $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 30. Campbell County YMCA, $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 30. 4:15 p.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 30. Campbell County YMCA, Pre: $35, $25 members; post: $30, $20 members. Registration required. 7811814; Fort Thomas. T H U R S D A Y, J U L Y 2 9


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.


Teen Adventure Trips, 8 a.m. Utah’s Uinta Wilderness Backpacker. $995, plus roundtrip airfare to Salt Lake City. Coed entering grades 9-11. Nine days and eight nights. Daily through Aug. 7. Camp Ernst, Registration required. 586-6181; Burlington. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 3 0


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. M O N D A Y, A U G . 2


Camp Carnegie Art and Drama Workshops, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Production: The Villain Trials. Workshop 5. Snack provided. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Aug. 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free; $10 registration deposit. Registration required. 491-2030; Covington. Passport to the World Music Camp, 9 a.m.-noon Daily through Aug. 6. Behringer-

Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Hear, learn and move to different culture’s music each day and create own instrument to take home. Ages 6-10. $95 future members, $75 members. 491-4003; Covington.


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.


R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. YMCA’s Got Talent. Daily through Aug. 6. R.C. Durr YMCA, $170, $125 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Preschool Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hollywood. Daily through Aug. 6. 9 a.m.-noon Part-day. Hollywood. Daily through Aug. 6. R.C. Durr YMCA, $170, $125 members; part-day: $105, $75 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Teen Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through Aug. 6. R.C. Durr YMCA, $175, $130 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. Teen Adventure Trips, 8 a.m. Little Miami Mountain Bike/Canoe/Bike. $570; coed entering grades 7-8. Five days and four nights. Daily through Aug. 6. Camp Ernst, Registration required. 586-6181; Burlington. Kenton County YMCA Traditional Day Camp, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Treasure Island. Daily through Aug. 6. Kenton County YMCA, $120, $100 members; registration fee: $40 family, $25 child. Registration required. 7811814. Independence. Advanced Camping Experience Camp, 8:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Daily through Aug. 6. Kenton County YMCA, $120, $100 members; registration fee: $40 family, $25 child. Registration required. 356-3178. Independence. Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Treasure Island. Daily through Aug. 6. Campbell County YMCA, $140, $110 members. Registration required. 781-1814; Fort Thomas. Preschool Camp, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Daily through Aug. 6. Campbell County YMCA, $85, $65 members. Registration required. 781-1814; Fort Thomas. Campbell County YMCA Adventure Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through Aug. 6. Campbell County YMCA, $140, $110 members. Registration required. 572-3063. Fort

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Thomas. Campbell County YMCA A.C.E.S. Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through Aug. 6. Campbell County YMCA, $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 Aug. 6. 4:15 p.m.-6 p.m. Postcamp care. Daily through Aug. 6. Campbell County YMCA, 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 Aug. 6. R.C. Durr YMCA, $60, $30 members. Registration required. 5345700; Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Sports and Specialty Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dodge Ball Camp and Dance Camp. Daily through Aug. 6. R.C. Durr YMCA, $175, $130 members. 5345700; Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Day Camp, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through Aug. 6. R.C. Durr YMCA, $125-$175 per week. Registration required. 534-5700; Burlington. T U E S D A Y, A U G . 3


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.

R.C. Durr YMCA, $170, $125 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Preschool Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-noon Part-day. End of Summer Carnival. Daily through Aug. 13. R.C. Durr YMCA, $170, $125 members; part-day: $105, $75 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Teen Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through Aug. 13. R.C. Durr YMCA, $175, $130 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. Kenton County YMCA Traditional Day Camp, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. It’s a Jungle Out There. Daily through Aug. 13. Kenton County YMCA, $120, $100 members; registration fee: $40 family, $25 child. Registration required. 781-1814. Independence. Advanced Camping Experience Camp, 8:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Daily through Aug. 13. Kenton County YMCA, $120, $100 members; registration fee: $40 family, $25 child. Registration required. 356-3178. Independence. Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. It’s a Jungle out There. Daily through Aug. 13. Campbell County YMCA, $140, $110 members. Registration required. 781-1814; Fort Thomas. Campbell County YMCA Adventure Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through Aug. 13. Campbell County YMCA, $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 Aug. 13. Campbell

County YMCA, $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 Aug. 13. 4:15 p.m.-6 p.m. Post-camp care. Daily through Aug. 13. Campbell County YMCA, 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 Aug. 13. R.C. Durr YMCA, $60, $30 members. Registration required. 5345700; Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Day Camp, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through Aug. 13. R.C. Durr YMCA, $125-$175 per week. Registration required. 534-5700; Burlington. T U E S D A Y, A U G . 1 0


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.


R.C. Durr YMCA Preschool Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. End of Summer Car-

nival. Daily through Aug. 13. R.C. Durr YMCA, $170, $125 members; part-day: $105, $75 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. W E D N E S D A Y, A U G . 1 1


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.


Teen Adventure Trips, 8 a.m. COED Parent/Teen Team. Little Miami Bike Canoe. $395 per pair. Teens entering grades 6-9. Daily through Aug. 13. Camp Ernst, Registration required. 586-6181; Burlington. T H U R S D A Y, A U G . 1 2


Skidaddles Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Skidaddles Inc. $170 for five days, $140 for four days, $115 for three days. Registration required. 647-7529; Florence.

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Alumni Farm Camp, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunrock Farm, 103 Gibson Lane, Day of farming and exploring for past Sunrock Farm campers. Ages 16 and up. $50. Registration required. 781-5502; Wilder. 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. M O N D A Y, A U G . 9


R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wacky Water. Daily through Aug. 13.

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Mass at 10:30 AM Country Style Chicken Dinner Serving 11:30am-5pm (EDST) Fast Time Adults: $9 Children under 12: $4.50 air conditioned hall

MASS at 4 PM Prime Rib Dinner

9 oz Prime Rib, Baked Potato, Salad Bar, Dinner Roll, Homemade Desserts, Beverage

Serving 4:30-8:00 PM (EDST) Adults: $15 • Children Under 12: $5 Indoor or Outdoor Dining


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Lunch Stand • Booths • Games • Raffles • Quilts • Country Store • Kiddy Land • Beer Garden • Crafts Music DJ-Makin Noise

Kiddy Land • Quilts • Concession Stands • Games • Snacks • Raffles • Beer Garden Live Music by Peppertown 8pm-12:30

TEXAS HOLD’EM No Limit Poker Tournament Entry Fee $40 Saturday, 5pm & 8pm • Sunday, 2pm $20 Re-Buys Available Thru First Hour • 50% In Prizes Must Be 21 Or Older To Play

5K COUNTRY RUN Questions Regarding Country Run, Call 812-487-2665

ROUTES TO FESTIVAL Take I-275 to Lawrenceburg (exit #16) - Cross US 50 and follow Rte. #1 (North) to Yorkridge Rd, Guilford (5 miles). Left on Yorkridge Rd to Yorkville, about 4 miles to the church OR

I-74 to St. Rte #1, South on Rte. #1 (3 miles) to North Deaborn Rd (West) to New Alsace, left on Yorkridge to the church

For more info, contact Flocia Braun at 812-623-3408 or 812-487-2096

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Shakespeare Company website at or contact Director of Education Jeanna Vella at (513) 381-2273 ext. 3202 or jeanna.vella@cincyshakes.c om. Please call the individual parks for information regarding weather.


Specializing in new and old replacement of driveways, patios, sidewalks, steps, retaining walls, decorative concrete work, basement and foundation leaks & driveway additions. We also offer Bobcat, Backhoe, Loader, and Dumptruck work, regrading yards & lot cleaning.

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Audiences of all ages will enjoy watching one of William Shakespeare's most performed plays at their favorite local park. For a complete listing of performance dates or more information about the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Shakespeare in the Park Summer Tour please visit the Cincinnati

Hourly or Contract Discounts to Senior Citizens 30 years + experience Call 859-991-7234

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Ian Bond as Hamlet in Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s touring production of “Hamlet.”

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also be featured at parks within a two-hour radius of Cincinnati in cities such as Colerain, Hamilton, Madeira, and Monroe in Ohio and the CSC will finish its touring production of “Hamlet” in Northern Kentucky's President's Park in Edgewood The tour will kick off July 28 in Mt. Echo Park in Cincinnati. Director Chris Guthrie has created a dynamic setting for “Hamlet”, while maintaining Shakespeare's original text. A classic tale of intrigue and suspense, Mr. Guthrie sees “Hamlet” as “a story about a young man who is not a king, but must become through a series of adventures worthy of being a king. Hamlet is the original anti-hero story - Hamlet is not a superhero and he knows it.” Simple contemporary costumes that include cloaks and capes add drama to the staging and allow the company of six actors to play multiple roles with simple changes of dress.

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Admission to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's “Hamlet” is free to the general public all summer long. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has partnered again with Cincinnati Parks Department to provide performances in the city at Eden Park, Lytle Park, and Mt. Echo Park. The tour will



will enjoy this outdoor production of one of William Shakespeare's most famous tragedies. Directed by CSC Production Associate Chris Guthrie, this classic tragedy features young company member Ian Bond as Hamlet and CSC young company member Lauren Shiveley as Ophelia.


Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will feature its production of the timeless classic “Hamlet” in local community parks throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky parks this summer as part of its fourth annual Shakespeare in the Park summer tour. Adults and children alike

Brain Tumor Center: UC Neuroscience Institute, Cincinnati. Call 866-941-8264. General setup of tables ect., registration of runners/walkers, handing out water at water stations, General Cleanup.

Employment Researcher

Redwood Center, Fort Mitchell. Call 859-331-0880 . Volunteers will identify and report employment opportunities, matching pre-determined criteria, to submit to our Employment Specialist. This service provides valuable information to support qualified job seeking individuals with disabilities. Volunteers can perform this service in our computer lab, or from their home, a minimum of 2 hours a week.

Youth Mentor

The National Committee on Youth, Covington. Call 859-292-0444. Mentor will work with youth in Northern Kentucky to help raising awareness about attending college.

Buddy Walk

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati. Call 513 761 5400. Help us host the largest Buddy Walk in the world. We need volunteers for set up, clean up, games, route helpers, kids area and serving food to the families.


Be Concerned, Inc, Covington. Call 859-291-1340. Answer phones weekdays 1-4 p.m.

Help customers reschedule appointments, answer callers' questions about how to sign up for the food program, answer callers' questions about donations.

Donation Driver

Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859.491.8303. Pick up USDA Commodity program food items from warehouse site in N. KY. Deliver items to Brighton Center's Family Center and our 3 senior living facilities.

Includes T-Shirt For More Information Call Silverlake at (859) 4267777 or This is a stroller friendly event

Flea Market

Sisters of Notre Dame, Covington. Call 859-291-2040. Help with pricing items, set up and clean up, and help selling

Data Development Entry

St. Elizabeth Healthcare - Second Time Around Thrift Shop, Covington. Call 859-301-2140. Volunteers staff the Second Time Around Shop located at 2014 Eastern Avenue, Covington, KY. Duties include picking up donated clothing, sorting, pricing, and stocking the merchandise on shelves and racks. They also pack and unpack boxes, ring up sales, make change and fill out deposit slips and take daily deposits to the bank.

American Red Cross, Cincinnati Region, Cincinnati. Call 513.579.3000. The Fund Development department of the Cincinnati Region is looking for a Fundraising Data Volunteer. The volunteer would assist the Development Operations Specialist with duties. These Duties include: •Entering gifts in to the Raiser’s Edge database; •running reports for other Development and Executive staff; •merge acknowledgement letters & coordinate with the administrative assistant & other volunteers to process & mail the letters; •and/or others duties as needed.

Run/Walk For Scarf It Up

Life Coach

Thrift Shop Volunteer

Scarf It Up For Those In Need, Erlanger. Call (859) 802-4881. Volunteers are needed to participate in Silverlake "The Family Place" 9th Annual Splash n Dash 5K Run, 5K Fitness Walk Or 5K Run/250 Meter Swim Saturday July 24, 2010 Proceeds from the race will go to Scarf It Up For Those In Need to purchase hats & gloves to go with handmade scarves for inner city youth, homeless the elderly or others in need. The race begins at 8:00am Registration fee $17 Day of Race $20 Price

Ex-Change House, Inc., Mentoring Plus, Dayton. Call 859-982--5895. Mentor a teen once each week for a minimum of one year at the Salvation Army in Newport Kentucky


Frankies Furry Friends Rescue Inc., Alexandria. Call 859-635-9114. Planning for fundraisers throughout the year.

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VOLUNTEERS Youth Transportation

Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859.491.8303. We are looking for responsible adults who are free during the day to transport youth (ages 11-17) to school and doctor's appointments.

Summer Series Volunteers

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Newport. Call 859 431-6216. The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra is actively seeking volunteers for its 2010 Summer Series, July 10, August 7 & September 4. The KSO's Summer Series concerts are held at Devou Park in Covington, Kentucky.

Gift Shop Cashier

St. Elizabeth Healthcare - Ft. Thomas, Ft. Thomas. Call 859301-2140. To staff the Gift Shop and providing service to all customers. Accept responsibility for shop operation and ringing in all sales on the register.

Teen/Young Adult AA/NA Class

Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859.491.8303. Lead an AA and or NA group for youth and young adults ages 1521 at Brighton Center's facility for homeless youth.

Senior Support

Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859.491.8303. Plan and execute weekly and monthly activities for senior residents living independently, such as bingo, birthday parties, exercise routines. Provide transportation to local stores, banks and doctor appointments.

Volunteers Needed For Fall Kickoff Event

Scarf It Up For Those In Need, Erlanger. Call (859) 802-4881. Scarf It Up For Those In Need Fall Kickoff Event September 25, 2010 At Receptions in Erlanger, Ky Volunteers needed for Registration Table, Silent Auction Tables, Ticket Sales Set Up & Clean Up Lunch Provided for workers.

Youth Mentor

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries, Cincinnati. Call 513-771-4800. Purpose: By engaging youth in positive activities with adults who are strong role models, youth receive the encouragement and support they need to maximize their potential. GoodGuides™ engages adult volunteers who are expected to commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person for a period of at least one year. By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about youth in the community, the mentor can help youth develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals. Types of Mentoring: GoodGuides™ mentors can mentor youth in a one-on-one relationship, or engage in group mentoring with small groups of young people (five or less). Young mentors may serve as peer mentors who can demonstrate how positive choices result in opportunities and the realization of dreams. Volunteer Mentor Role • Serve as a positive role model and friend. • Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together. • Be willing to share information about your career and career path and explore career options with your mentee(s). • Strive for mutual respect. • Help your mentee build self-esteem and motivation. • Promote and exhibit personal and social responsibility. • Help set goals and support youth as they work toward accomplishing them. • Be respectful of the mentee’s time,


opinions, and decision-making. • Serve as a positive role model by modeling desirable behaviors e.g. patience, tolerance, and reflective listening. • Be comfortable and able to establish appropriate boundaries with the mentee and his or her family.

American Diabetes Association (Cincinnati), Cincinnati. Call 513759-9330.

There are nearly 24 million children and adults in the United States with diabetes who need your time and skills. Make a difference in their lives by becoming a volunteer . As an American Diabetes Association volunteer, you can use your expertise and experience in leadership, business, health care, marketing, public relations, advocacy, or fund raising to make a vital difference. Get involved and help make a difference for children and adults affected by diabetes in your town. We are in need of help in our office to help prepare for our upcoming events!

Shuttle Driver

St. Elizabeth Healthcare - Edgewood, Edgewood. Call 859-301-2140. Operate the Shuttle Service mini-van in a safe manner to provide courteous, convenient transportation to and from the hospital parking lot.

Gym Assistant

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati. Call 513-4218909. The Gym in a Boys & Girls Club is an active and busy place. Members spend time in the gym when ever they get the chance. Whether it’s playing organized games, practicing a sport, or just shooting hoops with a good friend, staff member or friendly volunteer. Volunteer Objectives: • Help monitor Members playing in the Gym • Organize group games for large groups of Members • Play games with Members • Encourage good sportsmanship and fair play This opportunity is for our Clem & Ann Buenger Club in Newport, Kentucky. Volunteers under the age of 18 might be limited to helping Members ages 6-12 years old. Time shows Club availability. Volunteer may select schedule. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least 2 days per month.

Knitting Instructor

Scarf It Up For Those In Need, Erlanger. Call (859) 802-4881. To teach knitting at various location and tell about Scarf It Up

Men's program mentor

Care Net Pregnancy Services of Northern KY, Covington. Call 859.431.9178. Mentoring male clients by walking with them through a predesigned educational curriculum to prepare men to be great dads. Mentors are needed at Williamstown, Highland Heights, Florence and Covington.

Life Skills mentor

Care Net Pregnancy Services of Northern KY, Covington. Call 859.431.9178. Educating and mentor clients interested in focusing on life skills.

Through our pre-designed curriculum volunteers aid clients in education of topics such as: Budgeting, Housecleaning 101, Establishing Good Credit and Buying a Used Car.

Public Representative (Site Check Volunteer)

Safe Place Program of Homeward Bound, Covington. Call 859-5811111. The main responsibilities of a public representative volunteer would be to visit our partner businesses (Safe Place sites) to ensure that they have everything they need to be a successful Safe Place site. Each visit usually takes around 10 minutes. It’s a great way to feel connected to the local community and an easy way to help kids if you have a busy schedule. There is no schedule or hourly requirements. You can work at your own pace. All we ask is that you finish all of your site checks within 6 months.

Help at Children, Inc. Early Education and Care Centers

Children, Inc., Covington. Call 859431-2075. Assisting classroom teachers in preparation of materials for classroom instruction. Help with small repairs at the centers. Help with individual instruction of children.

Logo Designer

Amazing Grace Cats, Inc., Edgewood. Call 859.426.5038. We are a new non profit and we need a logo. If you can do one for us free of charge we would greatly appreciate it. This is something we need very quickly so we can get our materials ordered.

Have an event at your church? Please send your information to

Mentoring in Covington (community based)

Covington Partners in Prevention, Covington. Call 859-392-3182. Reach out. Become a mentor to a Covington youth. The Community based mentoring program is offered at Holmes Middle School. Adult volunteers are matched with middle school students (6th-8th grade). Adults meet with students once a week after school, in the evening, or on the weekends for an hour. Mentors listen, support, befriend, and encourage local youth. A one year commitment is required. Background checks are required of all volunteers. One-onone training is provided with a program coordinator before volunteers start to meet with students. On-site program coordinators are available for on going support.

Silverlake Splash & Dash

Amazing Grace Cats, Inc., Edgewood. Call 859.426.5038. We are looking for an Adoption Counselor. We will be holding Saturday adoptions at the Florence Petsmart and need someone to assist with cat adoptions.

Scarf It Up For Those In Need, Erlanger. Call (859) 802-4881. This is a 5K Run, Walk or Swim & Run with all registration fees donated to Scarf It Up We need volunteers to man the water table and to direct runners/walkers along the course at this event

Dish Washer

Vehicle spruce up

Adoption Volunteer Coordinator

Redwood Center, Ft. Mitchell. Call 859-331-0880 . Redwood's dietary department is in need of someone to help run the dishwasher between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

Emergency/Transport Volunteer

St. Elizabeth Healthcare - Covington, Covington. Call 859-301-2140. Greet all guest entering St. Elizabeth, providing directions and assuring registration. Assist staff/patients/visitors with day to day functions in the department.


New Perceptions Inc., Edgewood. Call 859-344-9322. Individual will be responsible for greeting all guests. Will also learn to use phone system to transfer calls to appropriate staff member. Other duties may be assigned depending on ability and need. Position open one to five days per week.

Front Desk Assistant

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati. Call 513-421-

Redwood Center, Ft. Mitchell. Call 859-331-0880 . Vacuum, wash and clean one or all nine of our vehicles.

Computer Skills Specialist

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati. Call 513-4218909. Club Tech builds Members’ technology skills necessary to succeed in school and the job market. Members at our U.S. Bank Club have basic computer knowledge but need more instruction on more advanced skills. Volunteer Objectives • Create entertaining and fun lessons for Members • Teach proper typing skills • Increase Member’s understand and skills of Microsoft Office Suite. Including, but not limited to, Word, Publisher, Power Point, ect. This opportunity is at our U.S. Bank Club in Avondale. The volunteer will be working with Club Members ages 7-12. Times show the Club availability. Volunteer can pick days and specific times based on their schedules. Program should last for an hour, Club closes at 8pm.

cies. Benefits include mileage reimbursement, supplemental accident insurance, appreciation events and recognition from the State of Kentucky Governor's office.

Clean and Disinfect

Redwood Center, Ft. Mitchell. Call 859-331-0880 . Child Development's Nursery, Toddler Classrooms and Pre-School rooms have an ongoing need for volunteers to clean our toys and mats to prevent any unnecessary colds or illness to our children with disabilities.

Gift Shop Cashier

St. Elizabeth Healthcare - Edgewood, Edgewood. Call 859-301-2140. To staff the Gift Shop and providing service to all customers. Accept responsibility for shop operation and ringing in all sales on the register. Weekend Volunteers needed.


Non-Smoking $8 - 6-36 Faces $15 - 90 Faces Computer

Field Trip Chaperone

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati. Call 513-4218909. Boys & Girls Club Members are given the opportunity to attend fun & Education field trips through-out the year. A chaperone serves as an extra pair of eyes for staff on these trips. Objectives: -Attend field trips with Members & Staff Monitor Members during field trip Assist staff when needed -Maintain a positive attitude to ensure a fun and safe trip *Note* Volunteers may sign-up as a Field Trip Chaperone along with another volunteer position. Volunteers wishing to be Field Trip Chaperones are placed on a list for Club staff to contact when trips come up.

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Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Sunday Worship: Traditional 8:00 & 11:00am Contemporary 9:00am Sunday School 9:50am Contemplative 5:30pm

Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859.491.8303. RSVP offers a full range of volunteer oportunities in the Northern Kentucky community for individuals 55 and over. Locations include libraries, hospitals, museums, local schools and social services agen-



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Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle Church will host the Ivan Parker celebration concert in honor of Leroy Mister July 30 at 7 p.m. The concert is free to the public. A love offering will be taken. Doors will open at 6 p.m. For more information, contact the church at 781-4510. Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle Church is located at 1080 Highland Avenue in Fort Thomas.

8909. The front desk of a Boys & Girls Club is a vital part of the Club and is often a very busy place. The front desk attendant is in charge of scanning Members & volunteers in and out. They, also, interact with Members & parents and answer or direct, to appropriate staff member, questions about the Club. Front Desk Assistant would: • Assist with answering Club phone • Make Club announcements and page Members to the desk when needed • Help manage traffic flow of Members and Parents • Some data entering This position is for our Marge SchottUnnewehr Club in Covington KY. Times listed show Club availability. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator to set up a specific schedule.

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Charlie and Mary Wilson are celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary. They were married on July 22, 1950 at the First Christian Church in Covington, Kentucky by Pastor C. Duke Payne. Charlie is a retired building engineer; Mary, a retired domestic engineer. Lifelong residents of Northern Kentucky, they have made their home at the same address in Florence for the last 51 years. The Wilsons have one daughter, Janet. Best wishes for a wonderful anniversary and many more years of happiness!

Crafters’ Day Out

Hebron Baptist MOPS Crafters’ Day Out: Sat, 7/24/10, 9am-9pm, Hebron Baptist Church. Bring scrapbooking, couponing, or other projects to work on without interruptions. $45 per table. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided. Doorprizes. Call Eryn Creusere 859-409-0827 today to reserve your s p o t . Hebronbaptistmops.web.c om for more info.

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Bank of Kentucky supports Rosedale The Bank of Kentucky Financial Corporation, headquartered in Crestview Hills announced that the Bank is participating in the nationally recognized Senior Crimestoppers program through a CRA investment in the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (the “Foundation”). The Foundation’s mission is to provide safe, crime free, highquality living environments for residents of nursing homes and other senior housing facilities.

The Bank’s participation allows the Senior Crimestoppers program to provide services to Rosedale Manor located at 4250 Glenn Avenue in Covington and help provide a crimefree environment to over 285 residents. On July 8, The Bank of Kentucky launched the program with a charter presentation to Rosedale Manor. Londa Knollman, Executive Director of Rosedale Manor, Frank Fessler, CFO of Rosedale Manor and three

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

NKY Farmers Market opens 8am-2pm May 8th and runs every Saturday until October 30th on the Sixth Street Promenade in Mainstrasse, Covington. Both Farmers and Artists are welcome to take booths.

Contact Leah at 859 292 2163 for more info

board members: Jerry Neuhaus, Ed Fritz, and Bonnie Halderman represented the residents of Rosedale Manor. The Bank of Kentucky’s Community Reinvestment Committee was also present to launch the program. Robert W. Zapp, President & Chief Executive Officer of The Bank of Kentucky was joined by Bank Director, Harry Humpert and others. The Senior Crimestoppers program is a coordinated group of services designed to reduce and/or prevent the occurrence of crimes in long-term care facilities and senior housing communities. It has been extremely successful, with a documented reduction in crimes against seniors of approximately 85 percent since 1995. For more information about The Senior Crimestoppers Program, visit www.seniorcrimestoppers.o rg For more information about Rosedale Manor, visit

MARRIAGE LICENSES Alison McCarthy, 34, and Michael Stokes, 36, both of Fort Thomas, issued June 25, 2010. Christine Perry, 32, and Jared Smith, 35, both of Covington, issued June 25, 2010. Lindsey Perry, 21, and Gabriel BazanHernandez, 25, both of Walton, issued June 25, 2010. Sarah Wilson, 26, of Kentucky and David Roellig, 26, of Ohio, issued June 25, 2010. Kristen Cruse, 26, and Roger Stainforth II, 29, both of Edgewood, issued June 25, 2010. Rachel Hammond, 26, of Mount Vernon and James Wood IV, 26, of Cincinnati, issued June 25, 2010. Jessica Godshall, 27, of Fort Mitchell and Bradley Groene, 27, of Ludlow, issued June 25, 2010. Maydie Wilcox, 30, and William Conkin, 30, both of Fort Mitchell, issued June 25, 2010. Deborah Flake, 56, of Cincinnati and Gregory Colston, 51, of Newport, issued June 28, 2010. Caroline Eady, 29, of Covington and Scott Freiermuth, 27, of Erlanger, issued June 28, 2010. Jayna Tharp, 22, and Billy Powers, 22, both of Covington, issued June 28, 2010. Patricia Swing, 46, and Arthur Walker, 42, both of Verona, issued June 28, 2010. Jane Proctor, 44, and Charles Hall, 46, both of Fort Wright, issued June 29, 2010. Bethany Drogman, 25, of Crescent Springs and Chad Kocian, 33, of Baton Rouge, issued June 30, 2010. Mindy Wheeler, 31, and Leon Stamper III, 29, both of Covington, issued June 30, 2010. June 30, 2010. Juanita Sebastian, 22, and Daniel Herald, 24, both of Covington,

issued June 30, 2010. Brandi Eversman, 30, of Indiana and Jesse Hendricks, 24, of Erlanger, issued July 1, 2010. Zohreh Hassani, 28, and Jay Sadrinia, 47, both of Edgewood, issued July 2, 2010. Samantha Beaty, 28, and Robert Schoborg, 30, both of Covington, issued July 2, 2010. Denise White, 45, and Milton Daly Jr., 43, both of Edgewood, issued July 2, 2010. April Mason, 25, of Burlington and Gideon Craymer, 25, of Taylor Mill, issued July 6, 2010. Zeina Robinson, 33, and Robert Higgins, 38, both of Fort Wright, issued July 7, 2010. Melissa Stevenson, 24, and Jason Vernatter, 28, both of Erlanger, issued July 7, 2010. Lindsay Whitehead, 26, and Jesse Clarke, 26, both of Erlanger, issued July 8, 2010. Linda Lewis, 62, and Russell Augustine, 69, both of Villa Hills, issued July 8, 2010. Stefanie Kastner, 37, and Justin Durstock, 39, both of Hebron, issued July 8, 2010. Jasmine Smith, 21, and Phillip Ziegler, 25, both of Elsmere, issued July 8, 2010. Rebekah Mullins, 48, and Christopher Kenney, 32, both of Ludlow, issued July 9, 2010. Mary Stickrod, 23, and Sean Bennett, 23, both of Erlanger, issued July 9, 2010. Megan Roaden, 23, of Ludlow and Gene Couch, 28, of Florence, issued July 9, 2010. Amanda Adkins, 26, of Villa Hills and Eli Liechty, 26, of West Chester, issued July 9, 2010. Loreal Dahl, 29, and William Schaffner, 30, both of Erlanger, issued July 9, 2010.

Frances Perkins, 19, of Dry Ridge and Shiloh McKee, 21, of Covington, issued July 12, 2010. Anna Reister, 31, of Florence and Nicholas Hostelier, 32, of Union, issued July 12, 2010. Leah Fischer, 24, of Dayton and Richard Macke, 24, of Newport, issued July 12, 2010. Lisa Deck, 43, and Darren Baker, 42, both of Latonia, issued July 12, 2010. Doreen Cadlwell, 40, of Hebron and Jacob Jasper, 40, of Villa Hills, issued July 12, 2010. Lora Johnson, 45, and Larry Newman, 51, both of Erlanger, issued July 12, 2010. Michelle Taylor, 23, and Jonathan Dennemann, 26, both of Covington, issued July 13, 2010. Ali Isaacs, 23, and Jonathan Krull, 21, both of Independence, issued July 13, 2010. Charlynn Lambert, 26, of Covington and Michael Ballinger Jr., 32, of Erlanger, issued July 13, 2010. Chrissa Boyle, 28, of Indianapolis and Rodney Jump, 42, of Covington, issued July 13, 2010. Samantha McGraw, 25, of Villa Hills and Fredrick Bradford, 25, of Taylor Mill, issued July 14, 2010. Jill Stulz, 26, and Gregory Aylor, 42, both of Union, issued July 14, 2010. Mary Allen, 65, of Florence and Marshall Slagle, 71, of Covington, issued July 14, 2010. Rachelle Pennington, 35, and Carey Daugherty, 28, both of Villa Hills, issued July 14, 2010. Amanda Elliott, 23, and Ronald Gaylor II, 31, both of Independence, issued July 15, 2010. Nancy Millan, 25, and Rodolfo Espinoza, 29, both of Florence, issued July 15, 2010.





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Incidents/investigations Criminal possession of forged instrument

Reported at 2447 Anderson Road, July 8.


Reported at 302 TImberlake Avenue, July 13.

Public intoxication, possession of marijuana

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POLICE REPORTS Criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking

Reported at 437 Sunset Avenue, July 6. Reported at 3392 Starboard Lane, July 13. Reported at 3392 Starboard Lane, July 13. $500 worth of computer hardware, $150 worth of radios/TVs/VCRs reported stolen at 118 Hillwood Court, July 14. Reported at 2511 Ritchie Avenue, July 10.

$100 worth of radios/TV/s/VCRs reported stolen at 3554 Concord Drive, July 7. $1,150 worth of radios/TVs/VCRs reported stolen, $300 worth of vehicle damage reported at 3502 Lindenwood Drive, July 7. $250 worth of vehicle damage reported, $150 worth of audio/visual recordings reported stolen at 30 Kenton Lands Road, July 8.

Burglary, criminal mischief

$10 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at 3904 Lori Drive, July 9.

$1,500 worth of jewelry, $698 worth of computer hardware, $545 reported stolen at 625 Debbie Lane, July 6.

Criminal possession of forged instrument $5 reported stolen at 3159 Dixie Highway, July 9.


Criminal mischief

Disorderly conduct, alcohol intoxication

$1,200 worth of computer hardware reported stolen at 430 James Avenue, July 7.



Reported at 3702 Concord Drive, July 10.

Reported at Rankin Drive, July 11.

Reported at 2210 Woodhill Court, July 9.

Tampering with physcial evidence

$10 worth of drug/narcotic equipment seized at 427 Silverlake Avenue, July 6.

Theft by deception

$315.35 reported stolen at 456 Commonwealth Avenue, July 12.

Theft by unlawful taking

$88.05 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 2447 Anderson Road, July 10. $100 reported stolen at 302 Timberlake Avenue, July 9. Reported at 500 Clock Tower Way, July 10. Reported at 3424 Bottomwood Drive, July 6.

$65 reported stolen at 3158 Dixie Highway, July 8. $150 worth of vehicle parts reported stolen at 2356 Running Creek Drive, July 8. $1,000 worth of jewelry reported stolen at 3228 Hulbert Avenue, July 7. $2,545.76 reported stolen at 3050 Dixie Highway, July 14. $300 worth of jewelry, $358 worht of computer hardware reported stolen at 3229 Talbot Avenue, July 14. $12,000 vehicle reported stolen at 537 Buttermilk Pike, July 15.

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William E Craft Iii, 22, 1675 State Avenue, wanton endangerment, leaving scene of accident, no

operator's license, no insurance, July 13. Michael R Kirkwood Jr, 20, 1354 Williams Road, kenton county warrant, July 14. Mohammed M Dhan, 23, 6810 Sebree Drive, no operator's licence, reckless driving, July 15.

Incidents/investigations Theft $50 worth of radios/TVs/VCRs reported stolen at 148 Grace Court, July 4. $10 worth of radios/TVs/VCRs reported stolen at 140 Grace Court, July 4. $100 worth of radios/TVs/VCRs reported stolen at 150 Grace Court, July 5.

Is your grass wilting? Could be grubs Answer: White grubs are the most destructive insect pests of turfgrasses in Kentucky. Turf is damaged when the grubs (the larval or immature stages of certain beetles) chew off the grass roots just below the soil surface. The root injury reduces the turf’s ability to take up water and nutrients and withstand the stress of hot, dry weather conditions. Several species of white grubs can cause this damage, but the two that are most common in Kentucky are the larvae of masked

grubs have the curious habit of crawling on their backs. White grub damage is usually most evident in August and September. Early symptoms include gradual thinning, yellowing and weakening of the grass stand followed by the appearance of scattered, irregular dead patches. Sod that is heavily grubdamaged is not well anchored, and you can pull it loose from the soil as if lifting a carpet. If your turf had a serious grub problem last year, the adult beetles are likely to return and reinfest the same areas. If you noticed a large number of adult beetles feeding on your flowers, fruits and landscape plants in June and July, your lawn

chafers and Japanese beetles. O t h e r species occasionally infesting in Mike Klahr turfgrass Kentucky Horticulture are the larConcerns vae of green June beetles, May beetles (“June Bugs”), and the black turfgrass ataenius. All of these grubs have stout, grayish-to-white bodies with brown heads. Depending upon the species, the mature grub ranges in size from 3/8 to 2 inches long. Most species look like a fat, stubby worm with legs, curled into a Cshape when at rest, although green June beetle

is more likely to have grubs this summer.

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• Friends of Boone County Arboretum monthly meeting: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, July 26, Shelter No. 1, Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union. Help plan upcoming arboretum events and volunteer activities. For details, call Laura Kline at 5866101. • Boone County Fair: Aug. 2-7, Fairgrounds, Burlington. Stop by the Vegetable and Crop Exhibit Building Wednesday through Saturday to check out all the entries, and get all your lawn and garden questions answered at the “Ask a Master Gardener” booth.

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Enjoy a day of magic and fun with Professional Magician Brett Sears! Take a ride to our LM&M Junction and enjoy a 30-minute magic show by Mr. Sears. Bring your own, or purchase a picnic lunch on site to enjoy during the remaining time at the destination! One-on-one magic will be provided by Brett during the picnic and the return train ride to Lebanon Station.

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White grubs are the most destructive insect pests of turfgrasses in Kentucky. Turf is damaged when the grubs (the larval or immature stages of certain beetles) chew off the grass roots just below the soil surface. • Wednesday Walks at the Arboretum: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Shelter No. 2, Boone County Arboretum at Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union. Free, and no registration needed. Mike Klahr is the Boone County Extension Agent for Horticulture.

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DEATHS Harry P. Eldridge

Harry P. Eldridge, 75, of Covington died July 15, 2010, in St. Elizabeth Hospice. He was a letter carrier and enjoyed crossword puzzles and football. Survivors include his wife, Ronna Connelly Eldridge; daughters, Sharon Pike of Edgewood, Stacey Fike of Independence; brother, Michael Eldridge of Russellville, Ohio; sisters, Juanita Zimmerman of Redkey, Ind., Peggy Rebish of Dayton, Ohio; and five grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens of Taylor Mills. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood KY 41017.

Ronald Elmore

Ronald Lee Elmore, 62, Walton, died July 13, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. A carpenter, member of Walton Christian Church, Boone Lake Club, Inc., Fifth District Federation League of Kentucky Sportsman and former chairman of Area 7 Special Olympics Fishing Tournament. Survivors include his wife, Wilma Elmore; daughters, Tonya Elmore of Mt. Orab, Ohio, Suzie Stickrod of Williamstown and Nicole Davis of Independence; sons, Joshua Elmore of New Castle, Ind. and Jake Elmore of Walton; parents, Eugene and Margaret Elmore of Union; brothers, Gary Elmore of Florence, Robert and Eddie Elmore of Lexington, Tenn. and three grandchildren. Memorials: National Kidney Foundation, 250 E. Liberty St., Suite 710, Louisville, KY 40202.

Jessie Fisk

Jessie Isabell Armstrong Fisk, 94, Nicholson, died July 12, 2010, at Colonial Gardens Care Center of Florence. She was a homemaker, member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Nicholson, a former secretary for Boone-Kenton Tobacco Warehouse and the Kenton County Fire Assessment Insurance Company of Inde-

pendence and attended Nicholson Christian Church. Her husband, Harry F. Fisk, died in 1997. Survivors include her daughters, Nellie Goodridge of Alexandria and Janet Harding of Edgewood; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Cemetery, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road, Independence, KY 41051 or Colonial Gardens Care Center, 6900 Hopeful Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Dalphene FrenchNaegele

Dalphene French-Naegele (nee Taylor), 67, Erlanger, died July 16, 2010 at University Hospital, Corryville. She was a customer service representative for the Internal Revenue Service in Covington. Survivors include son Rodney French of Cincinnati; daughters Sandy Arnold of Florence, Patty Brinker of Independence and Nicole Schnur of Edgewood; her mother, Elizabeth Siler and a sister, Glenda Newsome, both of Corbin; nine grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Boone County CASA, 2989 Washington St., Burlington, KY 41005.

Fern Graf-Graessle

Fern Eve Schuering GrafGraessle, 90, a homemaker, Fort Wright, died July 12 at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Her first husband, Arthur Graf, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Arthur Graessle; sons, John Graf of Edgewood, Jeff and Jim Graf, both of Fort Wright; daughters, Jill Zegarski of West Chester, Jayne Holian of Hamilton, Ohio and Jody Neuhaus of Edgewood; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.


Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorials can be made in the form of Masses.

Ruby G. Sewell Graven

Ruby G. Sewell Graven, 84, Florence, died July 15, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care, Edgewood. She was a supervisor at United Dairy Farmers in Covington and a member of the Florence First Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold W. Graven, and a son, Timothy R. Graven. Survivors include two sons, Thomas R. Graven of Covington and Harold W. Graven Jr. of Fort Mitchell; daughter Nancy Reilly of Florence; a brother, Jimmy Dale Sewell of Florence; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 or Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St., suite 106, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Charles Gregory

Charles Gregory, 61, Covington, died July 9, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a tree trimmer. Survivors include his wife, Billie Gregory of Covington; daughter, Susan Gregory of Covington; sons, Shon Gregory of Park Hills, Thomas Bennett of Latonia, Scott Gregory of Fort Wright, Jamie and Steven Gregory, both of Covington; mother, Rose Gregory of Crittenden; sisters, Lorene Austin of Toledo, Ohio, Linda Woodruff of Milford and Mary Taylor of Verona; brothers, David and Monroe Gregory, both of Crittenden, Billy and Harry Gregory, both of Covington; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in Independence Cemetery.

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About obituaries

Elizabeth Grimes

Elizabeth Jane Beil Grimes, 90, Bromley, died July 11, 2010, at Rosedale Manor Nursing Home, Covington. She was a secretary for Modern Furniture Co. in Covington, homemaker and member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Bromley. Her husband, Harlan E. Grimes, died in 2004. Survivors include her sons, Thomas Grimes of Bromley and Edward Grimes of Edgewood; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Bromley Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 16205, Bromley, KY 41016.

Elaine Henry

Elaine Henry, 66, of Cincinnati, formerly of Dayton, Ky., died July 11, 2010, at her home. She was a transportation manager with Crosset Produce in Wilder. Survivors include her sons, Joe Henry of Cincinnati and Ron Henry of Bowling Green, Ky., sisters, Regina Tucker of Augusta and Shirley Hoffmann of Erlanger; and three grandchildren. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Brookville, Ky. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 1117 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242.

Mervin 'Bud' Holt

Mervin E. 'Bud' Holt, 83, Petersburg, died July 9, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a distiller for Seagram's Distillery and a World War II United States Navy veteran. His wife, Annie M. Miller Holt, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Helen Stewart of Petersburg; sons, Mervin E. 'Sonny' Holt of Hebron, Danny Holt of Florence; brothers, Lee Holt of Erlanger, Jack Holt of Ludlow, Donald Holt of Rising Sun, Ind.; sisters, Patty Franks of Taylor Mill, Betty Ranshaw of Moores Hill, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; 35 greatgrandchildren; and 1 great-greatgrandchild. Burial was in Petersburg Cemetery in Petersburg. Memorials: Cincinnati Eye Institute, 1945 CEI Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Brian Jackson

Brian Keith Jackson, 32, Cold Spring, died July 12, 2010, at his home. He was owner of Brian Jackson Landscaping Service. Survivors include his son, Austin Clark of Bellevue; daughters, Zoey and McKayla Clark, both of Bellevue; parents, Harold and Carol Jackson of Cold Spring; brothers, Harold Jackson Jr. of Dry Ridge, Bobby Jackson of Dayton, Shawn Jackson of Newport, Brandon Jackson of Cold Spring and Anthony Jackson of Latonia; sisters, Michelle Goemmer of Independence, Ashley Smith and Holly Smith, both of Cincinnati and Renee Burbar of Florence and fiancé, Melony Clark, of Bellevue. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery.

John Jasper

John A. Jasper, 85, Latonia, died July 14, 2010, at Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport. He was a test engineer for General Electric Aviation in Evendale, a WWII Army veteran, member of Holy Cross Parish in Latonia and American Legion Post 203 in Latonia. Survivors include his wife, Adraw Jasper of Latonia; sons, John Jasper of St. Michaels, Md., Paul Jasper of Taylor Mill and Daniel Jasper of Minneapolis, Minn.; daughters, Chris Battaglia of Edgewood, Patty Jasper of Latonia and Michelle Poe of Taylor Mill; brothers, Kenny Jasper of Fort Mitchell and Dennis Jasper of Villa Hills; sisters, Patricia Romes of Fort Wright and Marilyn Thomas of Fort Mitchell; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Entombment was in the Mother of God Cemetery Mausoleum, Fort Wright. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203; or Holy Cross Church, 3612 Church St., Latonia, KY 41015.

Bernadette Koury

Bernadette A. Koury, 91, Covington, died July 15, 2010, at Hospice of Dayton. She was a homemaker, a department clerk at Shillito's and Federated Department Stores in Cincinnati. Her husband, Roy A. Koury, died previously. Survivors include her son, Richard Koury of Edgewood; daughters, Carol Hendricks of

Huber Heights, Ohio; Bernadine Hendricks of Newark, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420; or St. Augustine Church, c/o Adopt a Student Fund, 1839 Euclid Ave., Covington, KY 41014. Middendorf Funeral Home, Fort Wright, is handling arrangements.

Charles Lahrman

Charles William Lahrman, 66, Covington, died July 9, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a construction worker and a member of St. Matthew's Parish in Morning View. Survivors include brothers, Daniel "Sonny" Yeger, Gary Lahrman, Robert Hager; and sisters, Patty Lahrman, Susan Lahrman, and Robin Hager. Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home in Independence handled the arrangements. Memorials: St. Matthews Church, P.O. Box 82, Kenton, KY 41053; Health South, 201 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Thornton ‘Butch’ Loudermilk

Thornton "Butch" Loudermilk, 70, Covington, died July 4, 2010, at his home. He was a baker for Buttermilk Bakery. Survivors include his son, Steve Nelson of Owenton. Don Catchen and Son Funeral Home, Covington, handled the arrangements.

Lola Moore

Lola Moore, 73, Latonia, died July 12, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Hospital Edgewood. She worked for Northern Kentucky University. Survivors include her husband, James Moore II of Latonia; son, James Moore III of Covington; daughter, Patricia Herindon of Latonia; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Arthur Martin Rego

Arthur Martin Rego, 93, Covington, died July 15, 2010, at St. Charles Care Center. He was an accountant for the accountant general for the Indian Government. Survivors include his wife, Jane Sylva Rego; daughter, June Lobo of Lakeside Park; son, Alan Rego of Minneapolis, Minn., and two grandchildren. Memorials: St. Charles Care Center, 500 Farrell Drive, Covington, KY 41011.

Betty Ross

Betty Sue Ross, 49, Dry Ridge, a homemaker, died July 10, 2010, at her home. Her son, Shannon Dixon, died previously. Survivors include her husband of 24 years, Arthur Ray Ross; stepdaughter, Stephanie Ross of Independence; mother, Peggy Wesley of Napoleon; brother, Danny Wesley of Glencoe; sister, Beverly Dallas of Crittenden and three grandchildren. Burial was in the New Bethel Cemetery, Verona. Memorials: Family of Betty Ross, c/o Hamilton-Stanley Funeral Home, 14635 Walton-Verona Road, Verona, KY 41092.

James Schnitzler

James Clifford Schnitzler, 88, Butler, died July 12, 2010, at Dayton VA Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. He was a retired employee of Interlake Steel, Newport, and served in the Army during World War II where he earned a Purple Heart. His daughter, Norma Spangler, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Thomas Schnitzler; daughter, Sherry Beyersdoerfer of California, Ky; sons, James Schnitzler Jr. of Alexandria, Floyd Schnitzler and Steve Schnitzler, both of Butler; sisters, Martha Paynter and Ruth West, both of California, Ky., Betty Williams of Highland Heights and JoAnn Keiler of Tennessee; brothers, Dave Schnitzler of Covington, Gail Schnitzler of Alexandria and Norman Schnitzler of Chicago; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Grand View Cemetery, Mentor.

Robert ‘Buck’ Taylor

Robert "Buck" Mitchell Taylor, 71, Fort Mitchell, died July 11, 2010, at his home. He was a truck driver for Huff Trucking and OK Trucking, was an Army veteran, member of Northern

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For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the “Obituaries” link at Kentucky Baptist Church and Teamsters Local 100. His first wife, Jacqueline M. Taylor, died previously. Survivors includes his wife, Linda G. Taylor of Fort Mitchell; daughters, Rosalyn Crawford of Greencamp, Ohio and Bobbi Jo Havacheck of Denton, Ohio; stepdaughters, Michele Trahan of Independence and Krista Brown of Fort Mitchell; brothers, Jerry Taylor of West Chester, Richard Taylor of Crescent Springs and Joe Taylor of Covington; sisters, Carolyn Ferguson of Independence and Peggy Caldwell of Dover, N.H. and several grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

Robert ‘Bob’ Treiling

Robert L. “Bob” Treiling, 67, of Tyler, Texas, formerly of Covington, died June 21, 2010. He was born June 23, 1942 to the late Louie and Clare Treiling. Survivors include sister Georgia Tucker of Covington; caregivers, Charles and Sarah Sturgeon of Tyler; and nieces and nephews in Kentucky.

Marsha Thibodeaux

Marsha Claudia Bebee Thibodeaux, 63, a homemaker, Burlington, died July 12, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Heatlhcare in Edgewood. Survivors include her husband, Rayford Thibodeaux; daughters, Regina Bellon of Lake Charles, La.., and Trudy Kinser of Edgewood; sons, Shannon Thibodeaux of Lark Charles, La. and Ryan Thibodeaux of Burlington; sisters, Sharon Dubard and Vicki Vizena, both of Sweet Lake, La. and seven grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

June Thomas

June Thomas, 82, Covington, died July 9, 2010, at Rosedale Manor, Covington. She was a homemaker and member of Panorama Organization for Pleasant Relations. Survivors include her daughters, Karla Jones of Spring, Texas. and Vanessa Thomas of Austin, Texas; son, Guy Thomas of Austin Texas; sister, Edith Berg of Bremen, Maine; brother, Roy Kolner of Palatine, Ill. and four grandchildren. Memorials: Susan G. Koman for the Cure, 522 Cincinnati Mills Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45240.

Patricia Willoughby

Patricia Ann Willoughby, 63, Independence, died July 10, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was an Avon representative, worked for Budget and Hertz Rent A Car and was a member of Lion's Club. Survivors include her sons, Scott Goldizen of Fort Wright, Timmy Goldizen of Erlanger, Keith Goldizen of Florence, Larry Goldizen of Demossville and Jay Goldizen of Junction City, Kan.; brothers, Alvin F. Willoughby of Somerset, James Hubbard of Alexandria and Darryl Willoughby of Florence; sisters, Linda Hartke and Darlene Konkright of Independence, Jeannie Parker of Butler, Donna and Missy Willoughby of Ohio; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Virginia Lorraine Cobb Wiser

Virginia Lorraine Cobb Wiser, 87, Elsmere, died July 16, 2010, at Woodcrest Manor in Elsmere. She worked for Owen Electric, was a member of the Nicholson Christian Church and enjoyed square dancing and playing cards. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester James Wiser, in 2004 and son Garrett Wayne Wiser in 1995. She is survived by her granddaughter, Jessica Wiser of Louisville. Burial was in Owenton Cemetery. Memorials: Nicholson Christian Church, 1970 Walton-Nicholson Pike, Independence, KY 41030.


By Regan Coomer Youths have hit the gridiron preparing for their upcoming season in the Northern Kentucky Youth Football League. The season...


By Regan Coomer Youths have hit the gridiron preparing for their upcoming season in the Northern Kentucky Youth Football League. The season...