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Elfers calls for hearing

Residents worried smoke ban could happen without input By Regan Coomer

Reading coaches make a difference

While other people were grabbing a bite on their lunch hour, two local women spent their lunchtimes helping children improve their reading. The prior school year was the first time adults became One-to-One Reading Program coaches at Fort Wright Elementary. – SCHOOLS, PAGE A6

Fort Mitchell looks at nuisance law

The Fort Mitchell city council is looking to crack down on chronic offenders by updating their nuisance ordinance to include stricter penalties. Nuisance activities include, but aren’t limited to, harassment, disorderly conduct, assault, criminal mischief, arson, theft, alcoholrelated offenses and noise violations. – PAGE A5

Police to get drug disposal boxes

The Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force is planning to install boxes at Northern Kentucky law enforcement agencies where residents can dispose of their prescription drugs. – PAGE A4

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Tom Elfers, Democratic candidate for Kenton County Commissioner District 2, is asking county officials to host a smoking ban public hearing. Elfers said he has heard from residents who are “worried” that a smoking ban in public places could take effect without their input. “A cornerstone of my campaign is communication and transparency and I know there are people in the county still upset over the way the county jail decision was made,” he said. Elfers hopes the fiscal court will allow people to be “part of the conversation” early enough “to make a difference.” Republican candidate for the District 2 seat, Jon Draud, agrees with Elfers. “I’d like to listen to what everyone has to say about the ban before a decision is made,” he said. Draud has not made a decision on where he stands about the ban at this time. If he is elected and the fiscal court hasn’t taken action yet, he hopes to put together a committee to study the viability of a ban. “I have mixed feelings about the ban,” he said. “I understand the health issue; when I was in the General Assembly I sponsored bills to raise taxes on cigarettes, but at the same time I can understand the impact on businesses.” However, while Elfers wants resident and business owners’ voices to be heard, he believes the ban, under discussion in Northern Kentucky fiscal courts for some time now, is unnecessary. Elfers said most restaurants in Northern Kentucky are smokefree already and he believes if restaurants are left alone, the “market” will take care of it. Secondly, Elfers said enforcement will be difficult. “It’s an added expense and distraction at a time when the fiscal courts need to focus all energies on bringing business back to the county and getting people back to work,” he said. Deputy Judge-executive Joe Shriver said no public hearing has been planned at this time, but stressed that residents and business owners are always welcome to speak at the public input portion of each fiscal court meeting. “There’s not even an ordinance we’re considering for adoption yet. It’s premature to say what’s going to happen,” he said.


Former residents of Arcadia Avenue in Lakeside Park are hoping to get their old chums from 1940 to 1960 together for a reunion Sept. 11 at the Diocesan Children’s Home in Fort Mitchell. The committee is organizing the event. Standing, from left: Ruth Seligman Doering, Myra Blaine Yates, Sue Blaine Wehrman, Marianne Roeding Carr and Barbara Rettig. Seated: Pidgy Bailor Utz,Sugar Roeding Gausepohl and Judy Blaine Schulze.

Women invite Arcadia residents to reunion

By Regan Coomer

Times were different on Arcadia Avenue in Lakeside Park. Just ask the “committee,” a group of women organizing a reunion for the families who lived on Arcadia between 1940 and 1960. “We’re always saying we should have an Arcadia family reunion. It was a fun, fun neighborhood to grow up in so finally this year we decided this is it,” said Marianne Roeding Carr. The reunion will take place from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Diocesan Children’s Home in Fort Mitchell. Admission is $15 per person, which covers dinner and drinks, Carr said. If you lived on Arcadia during

that time period, neighbors helped each other, celebrated holidays together and really focused on fun and friendship, Carr recalled. “There’s people who didn’t really grow up on the street, but they lived nearby and they all want to come too because they had so much fun with everybody,” she said. So far more than 100 people have been invited to the Arcadia reunion, but if you once lived or spent a lot of time on Arcadia, you’re welcome to come, Carr said. Sugar Roeding Gausepohl, Carr’s cousin, didn’t live on Arcadia, but she said she was an “honorary Arcadian” because of all the time she spent there. “I think this will be loads of fun,” she said. “Most people will have good

memories from living on Arcadia and growing up with a nice group of people.” Memories and reminiscences are what Carr and Gausepohl hope people will share at the event, including their old snapshots, which they’re welcome to bring and display. “When you look back on your childhood and you talk to the people who grew up with you, you just go back,” Gausepohl said. There’s no better feeling, Carr agreed, than meeting back up with people who knew you when you were young. “You don’t miss a beat. You are just so comfortable and you pick up and go right on from where you were,” she said. For more information about the Arcadia Avenue Reunion, call Carr at 859-331-0062.

Trails project takes shape By Jason Brubaker

Volunteer Jordan Seitz and Councilman Steve Ruebusch will begin marking the areas for the proposed nature trail in late July, with the entire project expected to be completed by late September. Seitz, a member of Troop 717 out of Lakeside Christian Church, is heading up the project for his Eagle Scout Badge. He presented his final plans to the City Council at its July 21 meeting, and said he plans to enlist the help of his troopmates and friends to help with the project. The trail, which will be covered in wood chips, will run through the woods by the baseball fields at Franzen Field.


“We’re definitely ready to get started,” he said. “It’s going to be a lot of work, but we’ll get it done.” Ruebusch said the first step will be clearly marking the trail location and determining what areas may need to be cleared, although he said they will not be removing any trees, unless the trees are dead. He also said they have talked with nearby neighbors about plants or vegetation that could serve as a nice border between their property and the woods. They plan to bring in a botanist to identify the plants and flowers currently along the trail. Once the project is completed, Seitz’s troop will also handle the maintenance and upkeep, as well as the addition of items like bird-

houses, benches or plant signs. “Jordan has done a terrific job with these plans, and we’re so grateful that he’s been willing to do this,” Ruebusch said. The city originally explored the idea of securing a grant for the project, but chose instead to utilize volunteers to save money. Between the work of the Boy Scouts and donations from others, Ruebusch said the current trail will cost the city nothing. “That’s the best part of this whole project,” he said. “We’re getting something great for the city, but we’re not spending tax dollars on it.” For more information about the trails, including volunteer opportunities, contact the city at 3311515 or send an e-mail to

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July 29, 2010

Officials to get pay raise in 2011 By Regan Coomer

A 2011 pay increase for Lakeside Park city officials is intact after a motion to postpone the ordinance was allowed to die. While councils cannot vote to give themselves pay increases, they can do so prior to a new council taking office. In 2008, the Lakeside Park Council unanimously voted to increase mayor and council salaries by $25 a month, bringing the mayor’s salary up to $425 and the council’s up to $140 monthly. Prior to the ordinance, the city official salaries had not been changed since 2002. Recently, Council Member John Rhodes asked the city’s attorney to draft an ordinance suspending the pay increase for council members until 2013 and the mayor’s until 2015. However, at the July 19 council meeting, his proposed ordinance to

postpone the pay increases died due to lack of a second motion. Rhodes called it a “good faith” action for residents. “Do you think it’s a good time at this point in time to raise salaries of anyone?” he asked. While acknowledging the small pay increase amount, Rhodes said it’s not a “money issue.” “It’s the principle of the thing. We shouldn’t raise anything if we can avoid it, especially when people are struggling financially. To me it’s simple. No tax or salary raises and keep expenses as low as possible,” he said. Council Paul Markgraf voted to raise the council salaries in 2008. Markgraf called the raises “minor” in light of the time council puts into running the city. “We do not have a city administrator. Our council members are the ones who actively do a lot of the work,” he said.

Unlike Rhodes, Markgraf said the increases are “not unreasonable in light of the entire budget of the city.” Mayor Katherine Terwort said she would support council regardless of their decision on pay increases. “I was willing to go either way. I thought the increase was fine. We have a hardworking council and the pay hasn’t been raised in a long time, but with the economic times I can see that, too,” she said. Terwort did agree with Markgraf in that the raises are insignificant when taking the city’s $2.8 million budget into account. Terwort said the city finances are in good shape because of the conservative way it is run. “No I don’t think the increase is that significant. It was more the principle than the actual importance of the figures,” she explained. Lakeside Park will meet again Aug. 9.

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Strip club owner convicted of murder A former strip club owner was found guilty July 22 of murder and tampering with physical evidence in the death of a Latonia woman 16 years ago. But Special Judge David Melcher found Raymond Clutter, 62, not guilty of rape. Clutter, already in prison on a different conviction, will be sentenced Aug. 30. Clutter was charged with raping, killing and dismembering Peggy Casey 16 years ago in Boone County. The prosecution argued that Clutter killed Casey to cover up the fact he raped the woman in April 1994 after picking her up at the recently shuttered Bottoms Up bar in Covington. While Commonwealth’s Attorney Linda Tally Smith presented no physical evidence to tie Clutter to the cold case, a former friend of Clutters testified that he witnessed Casey’s throat being slit by a Ginsu knife. Tony White said he then helped cut Casey’s head off and dispose of the body in the Ohio counties of Miami, Clark and Champaign. White is charged with first-degree rape, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence but said he was offered no plea deal in exchange for his testimo-

ny against Clutter. Smith said Clutter’s son, Floyd, also participated in disposing of the body, but the son was killed 11 years ago in Indiana before authorities had gathered enough evidence to charge him. Smith conceded during the closings that her case hinged on White’s credibility, but said he delivered some of the most chilling and believable evidence she had every heard. Clutter once lived in a sprawling brick ranch on U.S. 42 in Warsaw. It featured an in-ground pool where he kept an alligator. A wrought iron fence kept in a tiger. Clutter even crash landed a helicopter on the property after he tried to fly it without a license. Clutter, the former owner of nightclubs including Klassy Kats and the Livin’ End, has already completed a 10-year federal sentence handed down in 1999 for hiring someone to kill his ex-girlfriend and evading taxes. Judge Melcher spent 22 days reviewing the evidence presented at Clutter’s bench trial in Boone Circuit Court in preparation of rendering the verdict. Kentucky News Service

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Loomis named CEO at St. Elizabeth

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July 29, 2010

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Independence woman runs parrot rescue By Regan Coomer

Gina Daily’s home is a haven for cats, dogs, 15 birds and four children. The Independence resident’s home is also the headquarters of Northern Kentucky Parrot Rescue, a certified shelter and one of the few in the area, and the only one in Kenton County, that caters to domesticated birds in need of care and shelter. “I’ve been around parrots all my life,” said Daily, who has been officially rescuing parrots since 1995. “I have some parrots that have broken wings and may never fly right again. That’s why I’m doing this. It’s so sad.” While local animal shelters can temporarily house parrots and other domesticated birds, the presence of so many dogs and cats is not ideal for the birds, who can become stressed, Daily said. The number of birds Daily rescues is fairly steady. While Daily herself can house and treat many of



Independence resident Gina Daily is the woman behind Northern Kentucky Parrot Rescue, a nonprofit organization that harbors parrots and other domesticated birds in an effort to find them permanent housing in a foster or adoptive home. these birds, she needs more foster homes. Currently Daily administers a foster network of four homes for domesticated birds. Parrots are given up or released into the wild for

many reasons, Daily said. The slow economy has played a part; people lose their jobs and can no longer provide care to their pets, Daily said, explaining that medical care is higher

for parrots because there are only a few doctors that can care for them. A second factor, Daily said, is lack of education as to what owning a parrot means: parrots can live 80

Proper care and training years or more and require just as much love and atten- parrots can take patience and time, but the payoff is tion as other pets. Fostering can be the worth it, Daily said, adding solution for families consid- “parrots are wonderful, colering getting a parrot orful companions.” Kenton because it County Aniallows families to find out if Parrot rescue info mal Shelter Director Dan that particular Northern Kentucky Parrot E v a n s bird works for Rescue, located at 5255 agreed that them. Courtney Court in housing parDaily also Independence, rescues rots, howevfinds adoptive abandoned parrots and er tempofamilies for provides training and care rary, is not the birds she advice to potential adopters. good for rescues. Visiting the rescue is their welA d o p t i n g appointment only. Call 859fare. birds can cost 359-5211 to make an “To have from $15 to appointment. Visit to her shelter $300, dependnow is a ing on the bird view photos of parrots up for benefit to and the acces- adoption and to download application forms to become a us,” he said. sories that parrot foster home. A n d come with it Northern Kentucky Parrot while there such as cages, Rescue is a state and countyare many toys, food and certified shelter and a member birds in need more. of ASPCA: The American of adoption, “This res- Society for the Prevention of Evans said, cue isn’t a Cruelty to Animals. the economy source of income. It’s a true rescue, has also played a part in the meaning if you were to go abandonment of cats and to a shelter and find a $600 dogs. “People are still giving Pomeranian, it’s still just a $25 fee. I don’t up my away their cats and dogs. prices because it’s big and We get 400 cats and 250 dogs a month,” he said. beautiful,” she said.


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July 29, 2010


Police to get drug disposal boxes By Paul McKibben

The Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force is planning to install boxes at Northern Kentucky law enforcement agencies where residents can dispose of their prescription drugs. The boxes will be at the Boone County Sheriff, Florence Police and Campbell County Police departments. A fourth box will be placed at Highland Heights’ new city building which is under construction. Bill Mark, the drug strike force’s director, said studies have shown the key to preventing drug abuse by adults is to encourage safe practices when it comes to dealing with drugs when a person is younger. “And if we can keep prescription drugs out of the hands of teenagers and young adults, they’re less likely to abuse drugs when they’re older,” he said. “And ... especially for a teenager, the most likely place for them to get prescription drugs that they’ll abuse is in the family’s medicine cabinet.” Mark said the boxes are similar in dimension to the blue mailboxes used by the U.S. Postal Service. He said the strike force will continue to place the boxes as funding becomes available. The Boone, Florence, Campbell and Highland Heights boxes have been obtained through a partnership with the Household Hazardous Waste Action Coalition, according to Mark. He said that’s a partnership between Sanitation

prescription drug trafficking comprises a signification portion of the investigations the strike force conducts. Mark said the boxes are secure. He said drug strike force empties the boxes monthly and the contents are destroyed through incineration. The Erlanger Police empties its own box. The drug strike force empties the one at Kenton County Police Department. The drug strike force will empty the boxes at Florence Police, Boone County Sheriff, Campbell County Police and the Highland Heights City Building. The federal government also has guidelines on how to properly dispose of prescription drugs. Those include: • Follow the drug’s label and patient information for disposal • Do not flush drugs in the toilet unless the information says it’s allowed PAUL MCKIBBEN/STAFF • If there are no instrucBill Mark, director of the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force, holds a medicine tions, throw drugs out in the bottle next to a box at the Boone County Sheriff’s Department in Burlington where household trash but first residents will be able to drop off unwanted prescriptions. take it out of its original District 1 and the solid Edgewood, Villa Hills and container and mix it with waste management divi- Fort Wright city buildings. undesirable substances such sions of the Boone, Kenton Since March, almost 4 1/2 as used cat litter or coffee and Campbell county fiscal pounds of prescription drugs grounds. • Put the courts. The coalition provided the boxes. The Boone, Florence, Campbell and Highland medication in a bag, Two boxes are Heights boxes have been obtained through a sealed empty can or already in place in partnership with the Household Hazardous other container Kenton County. The Kenton Waste Action Coalition. that will prevent it from being County Alliance to leaked out of a Prevent Substance Abuse provided a box at the were removed from the box trash bag. Jamie Holtzapfel, a SD1 Erlanger City Building and at the Kenton County Police spokeswoman, said the Kenton County Police Department. The Office of National researchers are still trying to Department in Independence. Mark said the Drug Control Policy said determine what the direct alliance is in the process of prescription drug abuse is effect is on fish, wildlife, obtaining more and those the nation’s fastest growing waterways and drinking will be in the Park Hills, drug problem. Mark said water. The water is able to be treated, however, there are just extra steps that citizens can take to make treating water more efficient, she said.


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Villa Hills Councilman George Bruns (right) presents a plaque to longtime police officer Steve Siereveld at the July 21 council meeting. Siereveld, who worked for the department for a little more than eight years, is stepping down as he moves out of the area with his family.

Nonprofit renovating Greenup building By Regan Coomer

Welcome House has started work on renovating a Greenup Street building that will eventually become offices and permanent apartments for homeless people with disabilities. The 14,000-square-foot building, to be called King’s Crossing, is located at 1132 Greenup and will be home to eight individuals or families and provide office space for employment and Social Security outreach services.

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The $1 million project is estimated to be complete by early spring of 2011. Once complete, the apartments will add to the 20 units at the Gardens at Greenup Apartments already owned and operated by Welcome House. “We don’t have near enough affordable housing,” said Welcome House Executive Director Linda Young. “Most of the folks we work with don’t have enough income coming in to take care of their basic needs. There’s a gap between what people bring in and the cost of housing.” Once individuals at risk for homelessness are moved into Welcome House’s apartments, the nonprofit works with them on financial planning, educational opportunities and finding employment. Part of the renovation will involve reconfiguring and enlarging rooms – the vacant building used to house HealthPoint Family Services. Welcome House purchased the building in December 2008 and has been securing funding for the project ever since. The organization received Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds through the Department of Local Government, a Federal Home Loan Bank grant sponsored by US Bank and $128,000 in federal HOME funds awarded by the city of Covington. “Welcome House does a great job and has plenty of capacity for projects like this. They have the knowledge and expertise to manage federal funding,” said City Manager Larry Klein, who called King’s Crossing an “excellent project for Covington.” Welcome House provides services for individuals and families who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to eradicate homelessness, foster stability and promote a just society. Visit for more information.


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July 29, 2010


Villa Hills vehicle sticker still under debate By Jason Brubaker

A proposal to cap the city’s vehicle sticker tax for households with multiple drivers would be a bad idea, according to a former council member. Loraine Braun spoke at the July 21 City Council meeting urging the council not to cap the sticker tax and cost the city additional revenue. The city currently imposes a $40 sticker tax on every Villa Hills driver to help fund road repair and

maintenance projects. However, there has been a proposed ordinance that would cap the number of stickers a household with multiple drivers would be required to buy, with that cap most likely being three or four stickers. “When this sticker first was approved, we were told that even with this extra money, we still were going to be short of what we needed for roads each year,” said Braun. “So I don’t understand how in good conscience we could decide

to take away even more revenue, when we’re already falling short.” According to Mayor Mike Sadouskas, the city began exploring the idea of a cap in response to complaints from residents who had to purchase multiple stickers, such as families with older children or children who spend most of the year away at college. According to numbers provided by Sadouskas, if the city were to cap the number of stickers at three per household, they would lose approximately $7,840 in revenue.

If the number was capped at four stickers, the city would lose approximately $1,800. Sadouskas previously said the city could look at lowering the cost of the stickers, as opposed to capping the total number, once a certain threshold was reached. However, Braun said that any revenue loss, no matter how slight, would be in contrast with the intent of the tax. “We can’t start going backwards,” she said. “If people feel that the $40 tax

on multiple cars is really going to break them, than perhaps they shouldn’t own those cars.” The council didn’t engage in discussion about the sticker tax at the meeting, and Sadouskas was not in attendance. However, Councilman Mike Pope has previously expressed his objection to capping the stickers. “We talk about needing money for roads, yet we would lose this revenue,” he said. “It doesn’t add up.” The next regularly scheduled meeting will be Aug. 18 at 7 p.m.

Beshear announces funding for Kenton County for students of Ludlow High School, Ludlow Middle School and Mary A. Goetz Elementary School. The Ludlow Independent School District serves an urban community, has only limited bus service, and the majority of students must walk to school. • City of Crescent Springs – $163,840, SRTS The city of Crescent Springs will now be able to construct a quarter of a mile of sidewalks along Western Reserve Road from the Nordman Drive intersection to the Anderson Road intersection. Students of St. Joseph School will gain a safe route to and from school from the surrounding neighborhoods. • Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky $1,521,328, CMAQ The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky will purchase five full-size, fixed route replacement buses

Gov. Steve Beshear, joined by local officials, last week announced over $1.7 million in federal funding to various Kenton County communities. The funding is from two programs – Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) and Safe Routes to School (SRTS). Both programs go hand in hand with Beshear’s emphasis on investing in local communities. “My administration is working to help communities thrive,” said Gov. Beshear. “This funding will help provide the citizens of Kenton County with projects that promote community pride and enhance quality of life.” The projects announced today include: • City of Ludlow – $40,000, SRTS This funding will allow construction of a new sidewalk and improve pedestrian crossing at two intersections to provide safe travel

Nuisance law updated By Jason Brubaker

lations of city ordinances. The new penalty schedule calls for civil penalties for nuisance violations, which range from $10 to $1,000 based on the number and severity of the offenses. Violators of the chronic nuisance ordinance will be subject to penalties ranging from $100 to $10,000. Additionally, violators of the chronic nuisance ordinance could be found guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, and subject to additional civil fines. There may also be criminal penalties, and if the chronic offender is a property with an occupational license, that license could be taken by the city. “I think our current fines aren’t getting everyone’s attention, so maybe this will wake them up so they can start fixing these issues,” said Wiest. “We need to show we’re serious about this.” City attorney Rob Ziegler who worked on the ordinance with Wiest and city administrator Steve Hensley, said he plans to show the proposed ordinance to the legal staff at the Kentucky League of Cities to garner any advice they may have regarding enforcement. The next meeting will be Aug. 2 at 7 p.m.

The Fort Mitchell city council is looking to crack down on chronic offenders by updating their nuisance ordinance to include stricter penalties. The council heard a first reading of the ordinance at their July 19 meeting and expects to have a second reading and vote at their next regular meeting, scheduled for Aug. 2. “We have a lot of people who spend a lot of time working to get properties in compliance, and there’s been some frustration,” said Councilman Chris Wiest, who helped draft the ordinance. “It’s been a real headache for our police and fire department and code enforcement people, and this is a way to really strengthen our ordinance to help them out.” Among the biggest changes in the new ordinance is the penalty schedule for chronic offenders of the nuisance ordinance, defined as “three or more nuisance activities in 60 days, or 12 or more in a 12month period.” Nuisance activities include, but aren’t limited to, harassment, disorderly conduct, assault, criminal mischief, arson, theft, alcohol-related offenses, noise violations, or vio-

with these funds. The buses are 40-foot, low-floor buses equipped with bike racks, security cameras and wheelchair lifts. The current fleet includes 101 fixed route buses, which are set on a 12-year replacement cycle averaging eight new buses per year to maintain a safe, reliable fleet. This transportation improvement will greatly benefit the economic development of Northern Kentucky by continuing to connect employers with employees and by improving the overall efficiency of the transportation network. CMAQ provides a flexible funding source for state and local governments to fund transportation projects and programs to help meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act and its amendments. The CMAQ Program supports two

important goals of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet: improving air quality and relieving congestion. CMAQ funds support transportation projects that reduce mobile source emissions in areas designated by the federal Environmental Protection Agency as in nonattainment or mainte-

nance of National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Safe Routes to School projects are designed to encourage students in kindergarten through eighth grade to walk or ride bicycles to school – getting exercise and reducing motor vehicle traffic at the same time. The Kentucky Trans-

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July 29, 2010


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Reading coaches make a difference By Regan Coomer


Two Kenton County Elementary employees won awards at the Kentucky PTA Conference earlier this month. Abbey Kuhn, left, a fourth-grade teacher, won Certified Educator of the Year. Donnie Barnett, building operations supervisor, won Classified Personnel of the Year.

Two Kenton staffers win state PTA awards

By Regan Coomer

Two Kenton Elementary employees were honored at the Kentucky PTA Convention held July 16-17 in Louisville. Fourth-grade teacher Abbey Kuhn was named the Certified Educator of the Year for her work in the school’s community garden while Building Operations Supervisor Donnie Barnett was awarded Classified Personnel of the Year for his years of dedication to the school and its students. Kuhn and Barnett were nominated by the school’s parent teacher association. Kuhn, who will start her third year at Kenton Elementary this fall, grew up on a farm in Boone County, so running the school’s community garden just made sense. “It’s a really good project. It goes along really well with core content such as plant growth – they get to see the life cycle of a plant,” said Kuhn, who was “honored and excited” at her win. The students involved in the garden plant seeds and tend the plants every day until the vegetables and fruit are ready to harvest, which is then donated to local nonprofits such as Action Ministries in Latonia.

Last school year, the school was able to donate more than 100 pounds of food to Action Ministries, Kuhn said. “The kids take a lot of pride in it because they did it all,” she said. Barnett is an 18-year veteran of Kenton Elementary and has spent 22 years total in the Kenton County School District. Barnett is proud to call himself the friend of each of the 600 or more students who attend Kenton Elementary. In fact, if a student tells him it’s his or her birthday, Barnett buys them a special birthday ice cream, which can get expensive with 600 students in one school. But the cost is worth it. “That’s why I started the birthday ice cream. I wanted to give them one good memory of the custodial guys; usually you see them and they never talk to you. I decided I wasn’t going to be like one of those guys,” he said. Besides his special birthday treats, Barnett knows every student’s name and goes out of his way to make them feel good: a kind word, a helping hand and a smile make a big difference. “My wife and I were never able to have children, but we came to the realization that the students are kind of our kids. For seven hours a day for nine months out of the year, I’ve got kids,” he said.

While other people are grabbing a bite on their lunch hour, two local women spent their lunchtimes helping children improve their reading. The prior school year was the first time adults became One-toOne Reading Program coaches at Fort Wright Elementary. The five adult mentors expanded the already-in-place Hanner’s Heroes, a Kenton County Schools program training high school students to be mentors and reading coaches. “Students who had a hero or adult reading coach improved drastically from their scores at the beginning of the year to the ending of the year,” said Assistant Principal Tina Wartman. “Students look forward to them coming and will do anything, work to their maximum ability, to please these ladies.” These ladies including Diane Bielo and Kathy Jenisch, both employees at Sanitation District No. 1, who took their lunch hour once a week to tutor two Fort Wright students. “It sounded like something fun and rewarding. I definitely would like to do it again next year,” Bielo said. Bielo recalled how her student would get impatient and once she got the first sound, would just guess the rest of the word. “Once I got to know her, we built a rapport and I’d say, ‘Did you even look at that word?’” she laughed. “I think it made her realize that she could read better than she thought.” Jenisch said taking the time and dedication to coach her second-grader wasn’t a difficulty, especially because she knew how much the tutoring time meant to him. “To us it’s just an hour a week, but you realize how exciting it is


Fort Wright Elementary student Jacob Henson and his reading coach, Kathy Jenisch, celebrate a successful year of tutoring.

One-to-One Reading Coach Diane Bielo shares a smile with her student, Jalynn Brown, at the end of last school year.


to them,” she said. Wartman agreed, saying the students know when it’s time for tutoring and they “watch the clock.” “It’s fulfilling because you

know you’re helping that child become a better reader,” she said. For information about how to become a reading coach in Kenton County schools, call 859-3448888

Classes to improve productivity The Workforce Solutions Division of Gateway Community and Technical College is offering a series of eight Lean instructional programs to help businesses identify ways to improve productivity and quality. Lean techniques can be applied in both manufacturing and office environments and have been proven to help businesses serve customers better, more efficiently and with less waste. The training courses begin Aug. 4 with a Lean Manufacturing Simulation, followed on Aug. 11 with a Lean Office Simulation. Specific training modules are scheduled for Aug. 25, Module 1, Value Stream Mapping, which

identifies and charts work flows; Sept. 15, Module II, 5S, which focuses on workplace organization; Oct. 13, Module III, Standardized Work tools and principles; Nov. 3, Module IV, Kanban, Kaizen and TPM, which looks at a pull system, continuous improvement and total productive maintenance. Module V and Module VI are scheduled for Nov. 17 and 18 and repeat on Dec. 15 and 16. These modules focus on using the A3 management process and how to implement and sustain Lean management practices on a long-term basis. All simulations and modules will be conducted from 8 a.m. to

12:30 p.m. at Gateway’s Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way, Florence. The cost is $150 per person per simulation or module for Modules 1 through IV. The cost per person is $300 per module for Modules V and VI. Seating is limited, and interested persons are encouraged to sign up now. To register, contact Regina Schadler at 859-442-1170, or For more information on Lean training, contact Barry Wilhite at 859-442-1145, or More information on Workforce Solutions is at

Gateway College still accepting applications for fall There’s good news for those who need to upgrade their job skills or get a college degree. Gateway Community and Technical College offers students unparalleled value that includes affordable tuition, an opportunity to be job-ready in a few months, as well as the ability to transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree. The better news is that Gateway is still accepting applications for students to start this fall. “As Northern Kentucky’s only publicly supported two-year comprehensive community and technical college, we provide outstanding value to students,” said G. Edward Hughes, Gateway president and CEO. The value begins with tuition. Gateway’s in-state tuition is $130 per credit hour, about half the rate

of any four-year university in Kentucky. Reciprocity agreements mean most tri-state residents can attend at the in-state rate, depending on their major. In addition, for students who enroll this fall, tuition will be frozen at the current rate through the 2011-12 academic year. “That means this year’s class will not be subject to tuition increases that might occur next year,” he adds. “Since most of our programs can be completed in two academic years if the student attends full-time and has no developmental needs requiring additional classes, locking in tuition at this year’s rate makes it easier for students to plan their finances for two years.” For students who want or need to improve their job skills in a

shorter period, Gateway offers credentials that can prepare them to be job-ready in one semester, depending on the program. “That adds to the value because students can complete a certificate, find a job in their field and continue part-time until they complete a degree,” Dr. Hughes said. Gateway’s regional accreditation means the credits students earn at Gateway are accepted at four-year universities such as Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More College and the University of Cincinnati. Gateway’s membership in the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities enables Gateway students to take classes at any GCCCU member college at Gateway tuition rates. “These benefits, plus the wide

variety of degrees, diplomas and certificates we offer in 30 academic programs, add to the list of reasons why students are increasingly choosing to begin their postsecondary education at Gateway,” Hughes explains, noting that enrollment increased more than 20 percent last fall. “We also offer a variety of student services designed to assure success, including programs specifically aimed at easing the transition to college for first-generation college students or people coming back to school after an absence of several years.” Gateway’s traditional fall semester begins Aug. 16, but the college has additional fall terms beginning Sept. 8, Sept. 22 and 23, Oct. 13 and Nov. 4. The next information session for prospec-

tive students is at 10 a.m. Aug. 6 at the college’s Edgewood Campus, 790 Thomas More Parkway. Sessions are free and designed to answer questions about the admissions process. A financial aid workshop follows at 11 a.m. when Gateway will provide assistance in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). People who plan to complete the FAFSA for financial aid for a fall 2010 term need to bring their 2009 federal tax return. For more information, prospective students should call Gateway at 859-441-4500 or visit the website at and select “Admissions.”


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Chamber links colleges, employers Across the nation, college graduates are entering the workforce during what has been called one of the toughest job markets of this generation, according to a study by the Economic Policy Institute. The National Center for Education Statistics says that there are 2.4 million students set to graduate with bachelor and associate degree this year. Across the country local papers are filled with reports of new college graduates not being able to get jobs in their fields. To address this challenge, the Northern Kentucky Chamber has designed a program that

streamlines this connection for both colleges and regional employers who are seeking talent. Through the College Connect network and the Growing Local Talent series, programs are organized that allow local employers to share their story as a way to recruit and create awareness among the college population, letting students know that they don’t need to leave our region to find great opportunities after graduation. Most recently, three area employers – including Citi, St. Elizabeth Healthcare and TiER 1 Performance Solutions – welcomed the opportunity to host a group of representatives from 12 col-

leges and universities located throughout Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. For these employers, bringing the colleges onsite to learn about their hiring practices, workplace culture and employment opportunities is a great way to build relationships that will support the pipeline of workers needed for each company. And, the colleges can take this message back to their students, reassuring them that opportunities are available in Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati. “This type of event is great for us because it really allows us to show people what TiER1 is all about by immersing them in our


Representatives from colleges and universities gather at Citi in Florence to learn about career opportunities, hiring processes, and areas of growth among local employers. environment. Not to mention that it’s a great use of our time to reach that many people at once. The Growing Local Talent series is a great example of how public/private partnerships can

help everyone. I hope it translates into tangible results for the community, job seekers, and employers,” said John Krebsbach, TiER 1 Performance Solutions.

For more information on College Connect and the Growing Local Talent series, contact Amanda Dixon, manager education solutions, at 859-578-6396 or

Senior shares passion for horseback riding Lindsay Bosse was born to be a horse girl. That’s what she told her grandma when she was 6 years old. The Northern Kentucky University senior business management/English literature major has virtually grown up on the back of horse. “It’s my job,” she said. “It’s what I do for fun. It’s basically my life. I get a huge adrenaline rush by jumping and perfecting and working on how well I set and working on courses. A lot of the other girls feel the same way because basically horseback riding is their lives.” Bosse transferred from the University of Cincinnati, where she served as the treasurer of its equestrian team. Upon her arrival, she determined to establish an equestrian team at NKU. She set up a table at NKU’s freshman orientation to find others who shared her passion, and in 2008 the Norse Equestrian Club and Northern Kentucky Equestrian Team (NKET) were founded. The club is an officially recognized NKU student organization open to anyone interested in horseback riding. Members of the team,

most of whom are also members of the club, participate in regional and national competitions, and 2009-10 saw unprecedented success. The team competes through an organization called the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), which is dedicated to giving riders a chance to compete individually or as a team in various equestrian events. IHSA represents more than 8,300 students from more than 370 colleges nationwide. “Many people say horseback riding isn’t a real sport,” Bosse said. “It takes as much practice as anything else. You’re not just working on you and your team member’s communication, it’s communication between you and a 1,200-pound animal.” This year Bosse, who serves as president of the NKET, qualified for IHSA nationals by finishing fourth in Intermediate Horsemanship in Morehead and then second in Intermediate Equitation for Zones at Findlay, Ohio. Last month, she competed at IHSA nationals in Lexington as one of the top 20 individuals nationally in the Intermediate Equitation competition.

NKET Vice President Lauren Fehrenbach and team Historian Laura Weber also placed in regional competition. The growing interest in the organization Bosse helped build from scratch doesn’t really surprise her. “Everyone should try horseback riding at least once,” she said. “If you live in Kentucky you pretty much should have been able to sit on a horse before.” And she said students concerned about a lack of experience or resources shouldn’t worry. She said the group welcomes anyone interested in horseback riding – even those with no experience and with no horse. “It’s very inclusive,” she said. “We try to be as open and accepting as possible. We want everyone to ride.” Dues for each semester are just $370, which includes weekly lessons from NKET coach Lynlee Foster at the H&H Ranch in Burlington. Bosse said that when you consider how costly it can be to participate at horse shows, often totaling in the thousands of dollars, that NKET’s involvement in IHSA makes it a much more affordable hobby for college students.

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July 29, 2010

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Two Kenton teams alive in tourney By James Weber

Blair Trusty played all his youth baseball in the knothole organization and never made the city tournament. He has now coached at that level after leading his NKY Reds team to the Division 2 city finals in Class D. The Reds and the KC Tornadoes from B-Junior both won their opening games July 24 at the Blue Ash Sports Complex in Cincinnati. They were part of a perfect 6-0 start for all the Northern Kentucky regional champions. Both Kenton County teams were set to play a semifinal game Tuesday, July 27 in the double-elimination tournament. The championships will be decided Saturday, July 31 at

Blue Ash. “One of the other coaches and I, we both played all the way through and never made it this far,” Trusty said. The Reds are 39-11-1 so far, including 22-1 within Knothole. They lost in the Northern Kentucky regional tournament but came back to beat Victory Community Bank from Boone County twice in the double-elimination regional to advance. “Going into the regional, we may have burned them out a little bit with the number of games we played, but midway through the regional they started to pull it back together,” Trusty said. The team includes 9 year olds from Fort Wright, Villa Hills and Independence. Trusty said pitching and defense are the team’s

strengths, noting the Reds’ hurlers rarely walk batters. Players are Clay Trusty, Bailey Martin, Kolton Early, Nick Tekulve, Jairus Wilder, Mason Fries, John Odom, Sean Casteel, Duncan Summe and Nolan Kresser. Coaches are Blair Trusty, Brian Martin, Scott Early and Mike Tekulve. “We have had a regimented game and practice schedule since February,” Trusty said. “The commitment from the parents matches the passion from the kids.” The KC Tornadoes are in the city final four for the first time ever. They are 11and 12-year olds from Independence, Taylor Mill and Grant County. Head coach Brian Hunley is getting his first opportunity at a title. He coaches

three teams, including this year’s regional runner-up in Class A. “Words can’t explain how this feels,” he said. “I’ve been coaching this for 12 years and this is the first time I’ve been here. It’s hard to explain how you feel when you get there. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing.” The Tornadoes are 20-1 entering play in the semifinals. Hunley said they are well-rounded in all phases of the game. “I’ve got a group of kids who work hard and are very dedicated. They don’t like to lose,” he said. “We execute very well. We have very good pitching and defense. If we come out and hit the ball, I don’t think anyone can beat us.” Hunley said the Tornadoes had a taste of success

School inducts 7 to hall of fame Beechwood High School inducted seven former Beechwood greats into the second class of Beechwood Athletic Hall of Fame on June 9 at the Marriott Hotel at River Center in Covington. West Virginia University men’s head basketball coach, Bob Huggins, was the keynote speaker at the event who spoke to the recently inducted hall of famers and attendees. He spoke about the importance of student-athletes receiving a good college education, the difference between today’s and yesterday’s students, the experiences he has had with student-athletes, and the need for students to keep continually learning in today’s world. The inductees are: Nelson Auge, Paige Bendel (Ellerman), Talor Bendel (Wales), Edgar McNabb (inducted posthumously), Scott Tackett, Jeff Ward, and Tim Wera. Nelson Auge: At Beechwood High School, he earned 20 varsity letters, a record in the history of the school. He earned all-NKAC honors in football as a quarterback in 1962 and was all-NKAC and honorable mention all-state in basketball in 1962 and 1963. He threw 28 touchdown passes in 24 games and was part of the first three-year team to have a winning record. In basketball he averaged 17 points per game over four years and averaged 22 points per game his junior and senior years. In golf he won the regional tournament as a junior and was runner-up as a sophomore and senior and qualified for the state tournament his freshman through senior years. In tennis he played No. 1 on the team from his freshman through senior year and was a contender in the regional tournaments in 1962-63. He supported the swimming team in the 100 yard freestyle and played third and second base on the baseball team as a senior. Paige Bendel (Ellerman): She swam for the Tigers from 1986-91, and was on the All-American team for four years and all-state every year at Beechwood. She was the Kentucky state 50 and 100 freestyle cham-


baseball. McNabb came to Northern Kentucky in 1935 as a coach at Bellevue High School where his Tigers won the NKAC Championship in 1940. Later in 1940, he became the principal and football coach at Ludlow High School and was one of the leaders in constructing the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference. In 1942 he joined Beechwood High School. Edgar McNabb devoted almost three decades of his life to the education and instruction of young students and athletes at Beechwood. He was Beechwood’s head coach for all sports, athletic director and started the football program beginning in 1941. He remained for the next several decades at Beechwood also serving as assistant principal, principal, and finally superintendent. In 1973 to commemorate and honor him, the Beechwood Board of Education named the athletic fields the Edgar McNabb Athletic Fields. He died on May 3, 1977. Scott Tackett: He played on the football team from 1982-84 and earned Beechwood’s Most Valuable Offensive Player 19821984 and LaRosa’s Player of the Week. He was also in the Tennessee-Kentucky High School All-Star game and appeared in the October issue of “Sports Illustrated” in the “faces in the crowd” an article in which he is recognized for gaining 281 yards in only 8 carries (4 TD runs) in Beechwood’s 49-34 win over Nicholas County in 1984. He was also a member of the 1984 State Champion football team - the first. His single season records included most points – 232, most TD’s – 38, most yards

last year, finishing second in the regional after winning their district. Players are Austin Hunley, Artie Santomo, Trent Godbey, Garrett Ainsworth, Trenton Turpin, Brady

Walker, Austin Lutz, Matt Shelton, Darryl Hertzfeldt, Quentin Marksberry, Anthony Wilson, and Denver Ball.

Clippers take titles; one swims 10k

Beechwood 2010 hall of fame inductees, from left: Nelson Auge’, Scott Tackett, Jeff Ward, Paige Bendel and Tim Wera. pion for four consecutive years, the regional champion in the women’s 50 and 100 freestyle five times and named the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Swimmer of the Year. During her swimming career at Beechwood, the Lady Tigers were second in the State of Kentucky in swimming for 1989, Women’s Medley Relay Champions in 1988 and 1989, Freestyle Relay State Champions from 19871991, Regional Runner-up from 1986-1991, and Regional Medley and Freestyle Relay Champions from 1986-1991. Talor Bendel (Wales) : She swam for the Tigers from 1986-1994, was AllAmerican for five years and All-State every year she was on the team. She was the Kentucky 100 Butterfly state champion for four consecutive years (her State record in butterfly stood until 2009), state champion in the women’s 200 freestyle for four consecutive years (and set the freestyle record), regional champion in the women’s 100 butterfly for six years, women’s regional champion in the 200 freestyle for six years and named KHSAA Swimmer of the Year three times. Talor swam for the University of Michigan from 1994-1998, during which she was a four time NCAA All-American, NCAA Individual Runner-Up, NCAA Relay Champion and a member of the second place NCAA Championship Team. Edgar McNabb : After graduating from Montgomery County High School in 1927, he attended Morehead State University where he lettered for four years in football, basketball and


The NKY Reds are Knothole South Region champions in Class D. Coaches: Blair Trusty, Brian Martin, Scott Early and Mike Tekulve. Players: Clay Trusty, Bailey Martin, Kolton Early, Nick Tekulve, Jairus Wilder, Mason Fries, John Odom, Sean Casteel, Duncan Summe and Nolan Kresser.

running – 2,337 and best average per rush 9.7. His career records include most points – 302, most TD’s – 49, most yards running – 4,025 and most carries 544. Jeff Ward: He played on the basketball team from 1979-82 and was a member of the first Beechwood team to win 20 games that qualified for the regional tournament in 1981. In the 1981-82 season he was second in scoring and rebounding in Northern Kentucky. He scored more than 1,000 points during his career at Beechwood. He was first All Northern Kentucky, played in the All-Star games and received AllState Honorable Mention. Tim Wera : At Beechwood High School, he competed on the varsity swimming, golf and tennis teams. During his high school swimming career, he was a KHSAA State Champion in 200 freestyle (1998) and 500 freestyle (1999, 2000), voted to the KHSAA All-State team (1998, 1999, 2000), earned First-Team AllAmerican honors in 200, 500 freestyle (1999, 2000), won U.S. Swimming Junior National Championships in 400 Freestyle (2000), won YMCA National Championships in 500 Freestyle (2000) and 800 Free Relay in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., (1998, 1999, 2000), and named to the Enquirer AllStar Team (1998, 1999, 2000). While on the golf team, he qualified for the KHSAA state tournament. After graduating from Beechwood High School in 2000, he attended the University of Michigan where he swam for the varsity swim team and earned four varsity letters.

For the second time in the history of the club, the Northern Kentucky Clippers have won both the short course and the long course championship meets in the same year, the weekend of July 17. Swimmers from Ohio and Northern Kentucky with state qualifying times, participated in the Ohio Junior Olympics Long Course Championship. This is the first time the club has scored more than 3,000 points with swimmers only being allowed to compete in seven individual events. After four days of swimming, the Clippers came out on top, out scoring the second-place Dayton Raiders swim club by over 500 points. The official scores were as follows: • First place – Clippers with 3,046 points; second place, Dayton Raiders with 2449.50 points; and third place, Cincinnati Marlins with 1,951 points. • The Clipper’s 10 and under girls, 11-12 girls, 1112 boys and 13-14 girls were the overall age group champions. • Clippers set 14 new team records and 11 new relay records. • Individual event winners were: 10 and under girls – Sophie Skinner, 50 backstroke, 50 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 freestyle; and Sam Glass, 50 butterfly and 100 butterfly. • 11-12 girls – Olivia Hagen, 400 freestyle and 200 freestyle; and Katherine Akin, 50 butterfly. • 11-12 boys – Brendan Meyer, 400 freestyle. • 13-14 girls – Sharli Brady, 200 freestyle, 400 IM, 200 butterfly, 200 IM, 100 freestyle, 100 butterfly. • 13-14 boys – Chase Vennefron, 200 breaststroke. Relay even winners were: • 10 and under girls – 200 freestyle and 200 medley • 11-12 girls – 200 freestyle, 200 medley, 400 freestyle, and 400 medley. • 11-12 boys – 200 freestyle, 200 medley, 400 freestyle, and 400 medley. • 13-14 girls – 200 medley, 400 freestyle, and 400 medley.


Northern Kentucky Clipper swimmer Carlie Herich shows off her medal after competing in the 2010 U.S. Master National Open Water Championship the weekend of July 17. Meet records: • Sharli Brady – 13-14 girls 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly. • Sophie Skinner – 10 and under 50 backstroke and 100 backstroke. State records: • 10 and under boys – 200 medley relay (but placed second). • 10 and under girls – 200 freestyle relay. This same weekend, Northern Kentucky Clipper, Carlie Herich completed her first ever 10k open water swim by competing in the 2010 U.S. Master National Open Water Championships. This 10k swim also marks a first for the Clippers as well. Herich has always been intrigued by the idea of trying a 10k. She has had success in previous open water swims but none of them were as long as the 6.2 miles. After two hours and 16 minutes she climbed out of the lake nearly one minute and 30 seconds faster than the next closest female competitor. Only five male competitors finished ahead of her. The competition had more than 100 participants ranging from 18-66. The next goal for her will be to participate in the U.S. Swimming Open Water Nationals next year.

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July 29, 2010

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Starting for life

Villa Madonna’s Alec Luensman starts one of the relays. Luensman’s mom, also a runner, is one of the honorees of the Villa Invitational Relay for Life. Villa Madonna’s Track and Field athletes help fight cancer by sponsoring the Villa Invitational Relay for Life May 18. Team members, aided by coaches and parents, created this event to support friends whose parents are affected by cancer. Athletes from 10 area high schools competed, with profits from the gate and concessions benefiting the American Cancer Society. Competitors decorated their arms with the names of loved ones battling cancer.


Good intentions

Meaghan Boynton and Chelsea Dietz, seniors at Dixie Heights High School, celebrate signing letters of intent to play soccer in college. Boynton will play soccer in the fall at the College of Mount St. Joseph and Dietz will play for Thomas More College. From left are Tiffany Behne, 2009 assistant Dixie Heights soccer coach; Dietz; Erik Larson, 2009 DHHS varsity soccer coach; and Boynton.

N.Kentucky men make pitch for world contest By Adam Turer

Four local men will travel to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for the 2010 World Horseshoe Pitching Championships, which began July 26 and continue through Aug. 7. Donald Fleissner of California, Dick Ellis of Fort Mitchell, Mitch Duncan of Independence and Henry Bass of Florence will compete in their respective age groups and divisions for a chance to win trophies, prize money, and bragging rights. The chance to compete at this level is reward enough for these men. Ellis, 78, competed at the World Championships last year in Springfield, Ill. He is making his second trip to the championships this year. Bass, 87, is making his 15th trip to the World Championships. He placed fourth in his division last year. Ellis, Bass, and Duncan pitch together on Tuesday nights at Boone Woods Park. During the winter, they pitch in an indoor league in Cincinnati. The competition and cama-


raderie keep the sport interesting. “Pitching horseshoes is something that I like to do,” Ellis said. He credits Bass with inspiring him to join the competitive circuit. To qualify for Worlds, one must pitch in at least four sanctioned tournaments in the past year. The National Horseshoe Pitchers Association regulates the tournaments and then places each pitcher into a division at Worlds based on his or her ringer average. Ellis said his average is up to 53.27 percent. Bass said his average is 67 percent. The top six pitchers in each division earn a prize at the end of the competition. Each man will pitch five games a day for three days while they are in Cedar Rapids. Bass, Ellis, and Duncan are driving up together. They enjoy the

Baseball tryouts

The Northern Kentucky Hitmen 17U baseball team is looking for pitchers and a catcher for 2011. Tryouts are at Morscher Field from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14. Call Rick Pangallo with questions at 393-6647.

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softball for many years, competing at the softball world championships in St. Louis in 1979. He has been pitching horseshoes competitively for 15 years. “I’ve always liked sports,” he said. “It makes you feel good.” The trio of Bass, Duncan, and Ellis plan on departing from Northern Kentucky

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agreed that additional sponsorships would be helpful. They will compete against the world’s best with a chance to win prize money next week. But when they return, you can be sure to find them back at Boone Woods Park the following Tuesday night.

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Saturday, July 31. They will split the nine-hour drive over two days and arrive in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, Aug. 1. The competition begins early Monday, Aug. 2. Duncan’s first game is at 7 a.m. that day. Bass said he has received some sponsorship assistance from his local Huntington Bank, but all men



Swimming open house

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opportunity to compete against the world’s best. They are looking for sponsors to help cover their travel and tournament entry expenses. “We each have 15 games in three days and hope to win them all,” said Bass. Bass is 87 years young and manages to feed his competitive fire on a regular basis. He bowls two days a week in the winter (and averages a 170 score), and pitches horseshoes yearround all over the state of Kentucky. He and Duncan, 62, drive south every Saturday to pitch horseshoes in Mount Sterling, Cumberland, and several other areas. “If it wasn’t for Mitch driving, I probably wouldn’t pitch as much,” Bass said. Bass played basketball and football in his younger days. He played competitive

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Last week’s question

Should Congress extend unemployment benefits? Why or why not? For how long? “No. We are too much in debt now. “We should cut spending and make it better for business so they are not fearful of expanding which in turn will put more people back to work.” M.C. “Congress should focus its resources and energies on ways to stimulate job growth and employment opportunities rather than using its resources and energies to create and fund a welfare mentality through government handouts.” G.G. “Let’s say that you and your spouse have a combined income of $120,000 and you are both laid off. “You are laid off after seven years with your employer and your spouse after 16 years with their employer. Luckily, you are both eligible for unemployment. “However, even though it pays about 40 percent of your previous salary, it maxes out at about $425 a week. “So, if your spouse was making $80,000, they will not get 40 percent of that, they will get only about $425 per week. “You collect a little less. Combined family income is now about 35 percent of what you were making last month. What are you going to do now? “Do you really think that money is going to pay all the bills, mortgage, insurance, utilities, groceries, etc? “Plus, if you want health insurance you now have to pay for COBRA, which is not cheap. “To survive and keep your house (which you have been in for 16 years) and your 8-year-old cars, you go through a pile of money from your savings while searching for jobs equivalent to what you had previously. “Jobs are scarce. The economy is in the toilet. Do you really think you would be satisfied to remain on unemployment? Ridiculous! “Or to be offered a job making $10 an hour when you were used to making $18 and $38 per hour? To know that you will have to save extra hard to build back up your savings to what it was prior to being laid off? “Yes, unemployment benefits should be extended! They should be evaluated about every six months. Yes, this is a true story.” K.M.H. “We need to support our friends, neighbors and family members that are unemployed due to the economic woes of the United States over the past couple of years. “ ‘We’ also includes Congress that needs to provide ‘unemployment compensation’ to people who have worked all their lives, paid taxes and now cannot find a job. “On an individual basis, invite an unemployed person to dinner, take them some groceries, pass on job news when you have and make a call today to someone who needs their spirits raised who look for a job every day.” E.E.C. “Extend the benefits only for as long as it takes to put together a jobs program – something simi-

Next question: What was your favorite summer job? Or, what was your worst? Why? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. lar to the WPA – and move with all haste on his. “Extended unemployment takes a psychological toll as well as an economic one. “So many skilled, talented people have nothing to do – we need to find a way to put their skills and talents to work so they can once again be contributors to the community. “And they need to work to keep their skills up-do-date so they will be employable.” J.S.B. “We have been paying people not to work for much longer than unemployment was ever intended to cover. “How about paying them the same amount but requiring that they do something productive for the public good? “Examples might include physical labor in parks, fixing potholes, cutting weeds, picking up litter, painting out graffiti, if they are able. “For those who can’t do physical labor, how about routine basic administrative work for cities and states, things like reviewing backlogged parking and traffic tickets, hunting for deadbeat child support parents, mechanizing police files?” F.S.D. “Unemployment benefits should not be extended because, like any government benefit, it will produce what it ‘buys’ – unemployment. “In other words, if you pay people not the work, then that is what they will do. Bear in mind, I favor INITIAL unemployment benefits for a short period of time. I opposed the EXTENSION of such benefits for long periods of time. “In any event, if the extension is approved, it MUST be paid for. We can’t keep running up our national ‘credit card.’ If the Dems must have this, they need to take it from the stimulus funds. T.H. “Unemployment benefits are currently, I think, 26 weeks. I believe that in some states, there are provisions to extend this by an additional 13 weeks. “There is little doubt that we are in a frightening period of time when jobs, especially good jobs, are scarce, and unemployment is over 10 percent. “Many of those people who are out of work have lost their employment through no fault of their own, even though there certainly are some who are just too lazy to work, or who have lost their jobs because of their behavior. “I believe that the majority of the unemployed would be grateful to find work that would help them pay their living expenses; and I believe that these employment opportunities are too scarce. “As much as I dislike the idea of ‘welfare,’ I think we have little choice but to make a reasonable extension to benefits, even though our government expenditures are already strained. “Not an easy question.” Bill B.


Donald Lainhart, a World War II veteran from Hebron, holds a commemorative T-shirt he received during the Honor Flight tour of veterans to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Trip to D.C. was an honor

(Editor’s note: Donald Lainhart recently visited the World War II Memorial as a guest of Honor Flight Tristate. Honor Flight was created to honor America’s veterans for their sacrifices. They transport them to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at their memorials. Here are Lainhart’s recollections of the trip.) My day started at the Windgate Hotel in Blue Ash, Ohio, at 5:15 in the morning with registering in, instructions, a name tag and T-shirt. Breakfast was danish and coffee. All I needed to take was my driver’s license and medicine. I would not need money. There were 109 on the tour, 83 veterans and 26 staff and guardians. My itinerary was to Columbus Ohio, plane to Baltimore, tour bus from Baltimore to around Washington, D.C. There was a guardian for each veteran in a wheelchair or who needed help walking. These people pay their own way and I’ve never seen handicap receive better care. They were on top of everything. The bus trip to Columbus was filled with talk of branch of service, home and what was ahead

plus a very good video of the construction of the memorial. The plane trip to Baltimore sure brought back memories. This was my first flight since leaving the service. I had forgotten the noise of takeoff. How beautiful the clouds are. As we left the plane and entered the rotunda of the airport there was a huge crowd of people who gave us a real ovation from the first veteran to the last. I’ll admit I teared up and so did several of the other veterans. Our stop at the World War II Memorial cannot be explained in words. There is just a feeling you get as you stand before the Wall of Stars, the column of your state, read the names of the major battles, the comments of the important people of the time. Then look across the Reflecting Pool at the Lincoln Memorial, turn around and look at the Washington Monument. There is just a feeling you cannot explain but will never forget. We left the memorial and saw the Korea and Vietnam walls, stopped at the Marine Memorial,

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Donald Lainhart stands in front of the Wall of Stars, officially known as the Freedom Wall. It has a view of the Reflecting Pool and Lincoln Memorial. The wall has 4,048 gold stars, each representing 100 Americans who died in World War II.

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Winners honored from veggies to derbies at Kenton County Fair By Regan Coomer

The Kenton County Fair, which took place July 12-17, shone with winners in categories ranging from pageants, quilting, vegetables to the car and lawnmower demolition derbies. Check below to find out who won in your favorite category. For more information about the Kenton County Fair, visit

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Annie Vickers reads to kids at Little Rascals In Erlanger July 20.

Little Rascals provides care, learning By Jason Brubaker

Whether they’re reading books, going over flashcards, playing games or just enjoying a video, the kids at Little Rascals Daycare are not lacking for ways to pass the time. “We definitely make it fun and educational so they’re always learning,” said Annie Vickers, one of the teachers. “We want to give them some new experiences and keep them engaged at all times.” Located next to the Super Bowl in Erlanger, Lit-

tle Rascals prides themselves on their flexible hours with daily rates, weekly rates, a drop in service and weekend hours by appointment. Open for everyone from newborns to 12-year-olds, owner Linda Titus said they always have a registered nurse on hand and meals are provided each day. They also have special guests and activities for the kids when possible, and have a set curriculum to help with learning. For more information about Little Rascals, call 342-5400 or send an e-mail to

Senior Sewing: Katy Fuerst, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Junior Sewing: Kendyll Kraus, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Senior Knitting: Katy Fuerst, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Junior Quilting: Bethany Stockman, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Senior Arts & Crafts: Mariah Pike, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Junior Arts & Crafts: Allison Linkugel, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Senior Fine Arts: Mariah Pike, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Junior Fine Arts: Kendyll Kraus, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Senior Ceramics: Sarah Sears, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Junior Ceramics: Gillian Gottschalk, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Junior Electric: Samantha Ford, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Junior Foods: Kelsey Schmiade, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Senior Vegetable: Joseph Schmiade, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Juinor Vegetable: Kelsey Schmiade, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Senior Flower: Lisa Kloentrup, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Junior Flower: Kendall Burns, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Junior Horticulture & Plant Science: Jessica Easybuck, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Senior Photography: Mariah Pike, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Junior Photography: Isabel Beck, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Senior Field Crop: Lisa Kloentrup, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Junior Wood Science: David Weller, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Senior Home Environment: Jacqueline Oka, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Junior Home Environment: Jessica Easybuck, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Senior Miscellaneous: Katy Fuerst, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Junior Miscellaneous: Brayden Bezilla, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Senior Cake Decorating: Mariah Pike, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner Junior Cake Decorating, Alsatia Corwin, 2010 Kroger Trophy Winner

4-H Market and Reserve Grand Champion

Grand Champion: James Murray, Steer Reserve Champion: Lisa Kloentrup, Steer Grand Champion, Taylor Bergman, Lamb Reserve Champion, Gabrielle Bergman, Lamb Grand Champion, Tanner Mueller, Hog Reserve Champion Tucker Mueller, Hog

4-H Overall Showmanship Winners

Grand Champion: Austin Penick, Steer Reserve Champion: Lisa Kloentrup, Steer Grand Champion: Taylor Bergman, Lamb Reserve Champion: Celeste Bergman, Lamb Grand Champion: Austin Penick, Hog Reserve Champion Tanner Mueller, Hog

Pageant winners:

Miss Kenton County 2010: Alicia Beach Miss Teen Kenton County 2010: Sophia Marie Dunn

Miss Kenton County 2010 is Alicia Beach. Beach won her crown Monday, July 12. Miss Pre-Teen Kenton County 2010: Samantha Ford Kenton County Fair 2010 Senior Little Miss: Samantha Glover Kenton County Fair 2010 Senior Little Master: Blake Sebree Kenton County Fair 2010 Little Miss: Cara True Kenton County Fair 2010 Little Master: Reid Stewart Kenton County Fair 2010 Baby Show 4 to 5 years: Solace Richardson and Alyssa Jones Kenton County Fair 2010 Baby Show 3 to 4 years: Kaleb Holtman and Olivia Helson Kenton County Fair 2010 Baby Show 2 to 3 years: Blake Taylor and Ava Hammond Kenton County Fair 2010 Baby Show 1 to 2 years: Jeffery Young and Ayden Johnson Kenton County Fair 2010 Baby Show 6 months to 1 year: Gavin Parnell and Kassie Deaton


Mad Dog Award/$100: Bobbie Jo Dalton

Big Car Derby July 15

First place/$1,000: Jason Kinman Second place/$400: Brandon Adams Third place/$100: Mike Wittle Mad Dog Award/$200: Eric Bedel

Demolition Derby winners:

Lawn Mower Derby July 12 winner: Russell Holloway Lawn Mower Derby July 15 winner: Seth Coldiron

Mini Car Derby July 12

First place/$700: Roger Coldiron Second place/$400: Bobbie Jo Dalton Third Place/$100: Dewayne Schleuter


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Students Casey Hall and Abigail Adams stay cool blowing bubbles and running through sprinklers at Love Alive Montessori Preschool in Richwood. Send your photos, along with a caption identifying the people and explaining the action, to “Community Faces.” E-mail to, mail to 228 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell KY 41107. Or upload your photo to

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The Western Pleasure Horse Show took place July 15 at the Kenton County Fair.


The Lawn Mower Derby warmed up the crowd Thursday, July 15, before the Demolition Derby.

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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. 859-393-8358. Covington. The Little Voyageurs, 1-6 p.m., The BLDG, 30 W. Pike St., New work by Matt Haber, including the unveiling of his first life-size sculpture. Characters in scenarios that explore moral and ethical dilemmas in a stage-like setting. Through Aug. 6. 859-4914228; Covington.


Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, 670 W. Third St., Free. Lighter-styled reds, including barbera, syrah and pinot noir. 859-291-2550; Covington. Ruffino Wine Reception & Dinner, 6-10 p.m., Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Racing Club. “Savor the taste of Italy!” Reception and five-course dinner featuring wines of Ruffino and Italian cuisine of Chef Peter Haubi. Presented by Turfway Park, Southern Wine & Spirits of Kentucky and Ruffino of Italy. Ages 21 and up. $85. Reservations required. 859-371-0200; Florence.


Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Bar Monet, 837 Willard St., Free. 859-491-2403. Covington/Mainstrasse.


Creation Museum’s Petting Zoo, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Outdoors. Children can touch and feed the animals. Included with admission: $21.95 ages 13-59, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg. 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. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Blackberry Smoke, 9 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., With Sidewinders. Doors open 8 p.m. Southern rock band from Atlanta. $10. 859-491-2444; Covington.


Midnight Rain, 10 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 859-356-1440. Independence.


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


Children’s Flying Trapeze School, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Learn to fly circus-style. Must be in reasonable physical condition. Ages 6-12. Must be accompanied by adult. $7. Registration required. 513-921-5454; Newport.


Arrasmith Farm Open Field Daylily Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Arrasmith Farm, 3595 Fender Road, Come stroll through row after row of blooms available for purchase directly from the field. 859-639-1711; Melbourne.


Lewis & Clark and the Indian Country National Touring Exhibit, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, National exhibit tells the story of the explorers’ historic 1804-1806 expedition from a different point of view – Indians who lived along their route. Lewis & Clark crossed the traditional homelands of more than 50 Native American tribes. Exhibit examines the encounter of cultures and examines its past and present effects on the lives of the tribes which still live in the region. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665; Burlington. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 3 1


Party at the Paddock, 5 p.m.-midnight, Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Features dueling pianos, food and drinks. Balloon artists, face painters and jumpy house for children 5-9 p.m. Benefits Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp Children’s Trust Foundation. $25 family; $10 individual. Reservations required. Presented by Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp Children’s Trust Foundation. 513-287-3794; Florence.


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


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, cut flowers and more. Presented by Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market. 859-292-2163; Covington.


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. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Suits That Rock, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Doors open 6:30 p.m. Professionals and executives play music. Clyde Gray, emcee. Food and cash bar. Dancing encouraged; best of 1985 fashion requested. Benefits Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center. $75. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Surf & Blues Winterfest, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Music by the Maladroits, the AmpFibians, the Surfer Tiki Bandits and the Southgate Boys. Includes beach drink specials. Dinner available 6 p.m. Family friendly. 859-261-1029. Latonia.

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Quintana, 10 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 859-356-1440. Independence.


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


Freedy Johnston, 8-11 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., With Misty Perholtz of the Newbees. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Part of WNKU 25th Anniversary Concert Series. $15, $12 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions Inc. 859-4916659; Covington. An Evening with: The Maine, 8 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., With This Century. $17, $15 advance. 859-291-2233; Covington.


Children’s Flying Trapeze School, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Newport on the Levee, $7. Registration required. 513-921-5454; Newport.


Lewis & Clark and the Indian Country National Touring Exhibit, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Boone County Main Library, Free. 859-3422665; Burlington. S U N D A Y, A U G . 1


McGlasson’s Fruit & Vegetable Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., McGlasson’s Fruit & Vegetable Farm, 859-689-5229; Hebron.


Creation Museum’s Petting Zoo, Noon-6 p.m., Creation Museum, Included with admission: $21.95 ages 13-59, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg. Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 15 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Sunday Jazz in the Afternoon, 4:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859-2612365; Covington.


Secondhand Serenade, 7 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., With the White Tie Affair, Runner Runner and Go Radio. $20, $17 advance. 859-291-2233; Covington.


The MainStrasse Car Show will take place in the village Sunday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The show will feature hot rods, customs and classics. Vehicle registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost to register is $15. Awards will given out at 4 p.m. For more information, call 513-491-0458. M O N D A Y, A U G . 2


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. 859-261-6120. Covington.


Creation Museum’s Petting Zoo, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Creation Museum, Included with admission: $21.95 ages 13-59, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg.


Rosetta, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., With City of Ships, Sabre and All Dinosaurs. Doors open 8:30 p.m. $8 ages 18-20, $5 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport.


Lewis & Clark and the Indian Country National Touring Exhibit, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Boone County Main Library, Free. 859-3422665; Burlington.


Adoption Support Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cornerstone Church of God, 3413 Hillcrest Drive, Covers adoption topics allowing time to share. Free. Presented by Adoption Support Group. 859-380-7325. Erlanger. T U E S D A Y, A U G . 3



Kenton Paw Park Pool Party, Noon-4 p.m., Kenton Paw Park, 3951 Madison Pike, Baby pools located throughout park. Water and food available. Raffles. Benefits Friends of Kenton Paw Park. Free, donations accepted. 859-431-5776; Covington. Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night, 5 p.m., Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Includes Shimmers gift certificate prizes. Free. 859-4260490. Fort Wright.

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


Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, 10 a.m., Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, Free, donations requested. 859-466-0638; e-mail Alexandria.

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Hex Squares, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Western square dance club specializing in hexagon style for experienced dancers. $5. 513-9292427. Covington.

EDUCATION (Almost) Every Other Thursday Science, 10 a.m., Pioneer Park, 3950 Madison Pike, Shelterhouse 1. Spellbound: By the Magic of Science with Crystal Clear Science. All ages. Free. Presented by Kenton County Parks and Recreation. 859-525-7529. Covington.


Wild Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Shelterhouse 2. Appalachian Beekeeping Buzz with Granville and Kayla Griffith. Hour-long programs. Rain or shine. Free, donations of nonperishable food and personal care items accepted. Presented by Kenton County Parks and Recreation. 859-525-7529; Independence.


Devou Park Race Series, 7-9 p.m., Devou Park, 1344 Audubon Road, One mile loop in Devou Park. For entry level racers, women and high school aged juniors. Five cycling races each night, lasting 30-40 minutes each. Racers receive points for each race depending on their finishing positions. At conclusion of five week series, a winner will be announced based on accumulated points. Streets closed down during races, and to increase safety of racers and attendees, $15. Registration required, available online. Presented by Reser Bicycle Outfitters. 513560-6193; Covington.


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


Dive In Movie Nights, 810:30 p.m., R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, Poolside. “Twilight.” Pizza and soft drinks available. 859-5345700. Burlington.


Baker Hunt Garden Volunteers, 9 a.m.noon, Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., Activities include weeding, mulching, and more. 859-431-0020; Covington. Baker Hunt Friends, Noon, Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., Help with fundraisers, and social gatherings. Potluck with Garden Volunteers during the summer. 859-743-8183; Covington.


Karaoke, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, 859-426-0490. Fort Wright. Karaoke, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Arnie’s on the Levee, 120 E. Third St., $3 Red Stag cocktails. 859431-4340. Newport.


Creation Museum’s Petting Zoo, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Creation Museum, Included with admission: $21.95 ages 13-59, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg. 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. 859-491-4003; Covington.



Drake Planetarium shows a laser show series through Aug. 8, including “Legends of the Night Sky,” pictured, which is an animated family-friendly look at the myths and stories associated with some of the constellations. Other shows in the laser series feature the Beatles, Green Day and U2, Pink Floyd, a mix of heavy metal bands (Metallica, Led Zepellin and more,) and female singers of pop, such as Gwen Stefani and Christina Aguilera. Tickets are $7 advance, $8 at the door, $25 family fourpack advance, $30 at the door. For the show schedule and tickets, visit Call 513-396-5578. Location is 2020 Sherman Ave., Norwood.

Summer Cornhole League, 8-10 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. 859-426-0490; Fort Wright. Cornhole Tournament, 7 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, $5. 859-356-1440. Independence.


The photographs of the pictorialist movement are featured in “TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845–1945,” at the Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., downtown Cincinnati. Included are works from the George Eastman House by Julia M. Cameron, Frederick Evans, Alfred Stieglitz, Clarence White, Edward Steichen, and early works by Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. The exhibit runs through Aug. 8. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission is $8, $6 for seniors and students, free to ages 18 and under, free to all on Sundays. Pictured is Eva Watson-Schütze’s “Young girl seated on bench,” ca. 1910, platinum print. For details, call 513-241-0343 or visit


July 29, 2010

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What you’ll feel when a close relationship ends It’s said a most precious situation in life occurs when we are able to achieve three important things: to love someone; to have this someone love me; and to have both these things happen at the same time. We smile and knowingly admit, “Yes, but it doesn’t always happen this way.” In his book, “To Love and Be Loved,” Sam Keen relates a crucial time in his life. He was a young man in college and in love with a girl who said she loved him. They often discussed, and really believed, that their relationship was destined for a lifelong journey of bliss. Then, he writes, “In April, the cruelest of months, she came for the spring dance, and after the last waltz, sudden as death, she told me she didn’t love me anymore… “When she left, I collapsed into grief and incomprehension. I

never heard from her again. No letter. No calls. No explanations … All meaning, delight and promise seemed to have from Father Lou vanished my life.” Guntzelman Millions of can Perspectives people empathize with his feelings. And whether it happens when we’re young or old, it’s always painful. We never want it to happen again. Numbed by our grief, we often resort to one of the following defenses. 1. Pessimism: we conclude we’re unlovable, people are untrustworthy, or we decide love is an illusion and try to protect ourselves from loving again. 2. Pseudoromanticism: we

engage in sex for merely selfish purposes, play at being romantic or pretend we love another – but cut and run when things get too serious. That way, we’re never hurt, our ego is soothed, and the pain happens to someone else. It’s sort of a revenge for what happened to us. 3. Pragmatism: We settle for platonic or practical relationships, avoid intense expressions of romance, and relate as a good friend rather than lover. At times of hurt, disillusionment or cynicism, we see no wisdom in the centuries-old adage: “Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.” Heartaches, though never sought, are part of human existence. When they happen to us they seem devoid of any good aspect, they’re only catastrophic. It takes time to grasp the bigger picture of our lives.

We can’t see how the relational suffering in our lives accomplishes anything but a broken heart. Only later do we dare admit that they often can have some benefit for us: they open unrevealed places in our hearts, create compassion for others, and give birth to a greater wisdom about ourselves, life and the real meaning of love. Ernest Hemingway stated a great truth when he wrote, “Life breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong in the broken places.” Those are just some of the reasons why it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Yet there is even a greater reason. Though we may lose the one we love, we have still accomplished what many yearn for but do not savor. For anytime we gen-

uinely love, we are a magnificent success both spiritually and psychologically. As Rilke attests, “For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate test, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is preparatory.” The challenge to every human is to love. If our love is not returned, our call still remains. As Dr. James Hollis puts it: “The great rhythm of gain and loss is outside our control; what remains within our control is the attitude of willingness to find, in even the bitterest losses, what remains to be lived.” 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.

Crestview Hills woman publishes book for cancer patients Brenda Simpson of Crestview Hills is publishing a book inspired by her mother, Leona (Lee) Patterson. Her mother passed away

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Chowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; down on local cathedral chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recipes There are a lot of cookbooks brought to my attention to review. Joanne â&#x20AC;&#x153;Giovannaâ&#x20AC;? Delli Carpini Trimpeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Holy Chowâ&#x20AC;? really stands out in the stack. Giovanna is the chef at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in downtown Cincinnati and is the author of this book, thus the name. The book itself is vibrant with color and reflects Giovannaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unorthodox approach to cooking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The hardest thing about the book was having to measure everything,â&#x20AC;? she told me. She has been cooking since she was 14 and never measured, just cooked â&#x20AC;&#x153;to tasteâ&#x20AC;? like many of us. Career-wise, she worked for family, doing accounting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I did not like that,â&#x20AC;? she told me. Her interest in food led to catering and volunteering for school dinners and church events. Giovanna has a rich cooking background, having lived in Italy, Venezuela and in the U.S. Her passion for good

Rita Heikenfeld Ritaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen

food made with love h a s become legendary here in our area, and that led her to the job she currently occupies at St.

Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. So how did she get the job? Her husband, Mike, working on his masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in lay ministry, invited Deacon David Klingshirn to dinner. He told her their chef was leaving and that she should apply. The book itself is an interesting read, with stories and Bible quotes (from her husband) that go along with each recipe. It is available online at or by calling 513-295-2510.

Giovanna Trimpeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chicken Marsala Prepare chicken:

Use 4 chicken breasts

Prepare final chicken:


Ritaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s version of chicken Marsala over whole-wheat spaghetti. pounded thin, to about 1 inch. Sprinkle 1â &#x201E;2 teaspoon each kosher salt and 1â &#x201E;2 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper on chicken. Put 1 cup all-purpose flour in a bowl and dip chicken in to cover both sides. Shake off excess. Put 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add 3 cloves chopped garlic and cook to light brown; donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t burn. Add 1â &#x201E;2 teaspoon each kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper. Add chicken. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t crowd. Cook each side for



Local chef Joanne â&#x20AC;&#x153;Giovannaâ&#x20AC;? Delli Carpini Trimpe wrote a cookbook titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Holy Chow.â&#x20AC;? three minutes. Add another teaspoon of olive oil if necessary.

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Take chicken out of skillet and add 1 cup fresh mushrooms or a 7-ounce can. Cook one to two minutes. Then on simmering heat add 3â &#x201E;4 cup Marsala wine. Loosen residue and add 1 â &#x201E;4 cup fresh chopped flat leaf parsley and 1â &#x201E;2 cup mascarpone cheese. Whisk until melted, about three minutes. Taste and add salt or wine. Add 2 tablespoons water if too thick.

Put chicken back in sauce and cook on simmer for five minutes. Flip occasionally and just before removing pour 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice over. Take chicken out and add 1â &#x201E;4 cup water and whisk again on high for 15 seconds to deglaze the sauce and make it smoother. Pour over chicken when served â&#x20AC;&#x201C; use a rubber spatula to get all the sauce out. Good with rice, potatoes, fettuccine Alfredo.

Update on radio rolls

Tom Heitkamp, a Mount Lookout reader, made the recipe that he sent me from a website. They turned out well, though he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re authentic. The glaze was a disappointment, however, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working on that part. I checked with Rose Levy Beranbaum, the queen of baking, and she has never heard of these rolls. Does anybody know of a bakery here that still sells them?

Ritaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pasta with Pecorino Romano and arugula

The arugula in my herb garden is still producing like crazy, though with the heat it is becoming a bit hotter in flavor. 12 oz. or so pasta, boiled 1 stick butter or substitute 2 nice cloves chopped garlic (optional) Romano cheese, grated â&#x20AC;&#x201C; about 2 cups Salt and pepper to taste Arugula â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a few handfuls, chopped (go to taste, using less than you think you want at first) Reserved pasta water, about 2 cups Toss hot pasta with butter and garlic. Sprinkle in a little over half the cheese, salt and pepper, and just enough of the reserved water to make a sauce. If you need more water, add it. Add arugula, mix and serve, garnished with rest of cheese. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ritaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchenâ&#x20AC;? in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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Rinken to ride for cancer society

Independence resident Michael Rinken will participate in the American Cancer Society’s fourth annual Pan Ohio Hope Ride at the end of July to benefit the Society’s Hope Lodges and other critical cancer programs. The Pan Ohio Hope Ride is a four-day touring ride from Cleveland to Cincinnati July 29 through Aug. 1 with overnights at some of Ohio’s college campuses. Rinken, a four-day participant, will join more than 350 cyclists of all skill levels and enjoy a mix of scenic by-ways, country roads and trails. Participating cyclists are

given tips to reach individual fund-raising goals. Riders can participate in one, two or four days of the route. Portions of the Hope Ride route will include challenge options for more experienced cyclists. The ride includes all meals, rest stops every 18 to 20 miles and full support from traveling mechanics and safety crews. Learn more about the event by visiting or calling 888-227-6446 ext. 1222. American Cancer Society Hope Lodges provide com-

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HealthCare Friends to hold FIRST EVER!! NATIONAL BOWLING annual golf outing Aug. 16 FLORENCE WEEK IS JULY 31st ANTIQUE MALL THRU AUGUST 7th HealthCare Friends will be holding its sixth annual 9 Hole Charity Golf Outing 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, at the Heritage Club in Mason, Ohio. Proceeds benefit S.A.R.A.H., a program designed to provide temporary emergency shelter for older adult victims of violence, abuse or neglect who must be removed from dangerous home situations. “This event means a lot to us because it benefits a program that is much need-

ed in our area,” said Kathy Myers, a member of the board of HealthCare Friends. “We hope the community joins us to raise awareness for the large number of older adults in need of emergency shelter.” In collaboration with Adult Protective Services, S.A.R.A.H. provides temporary assistance to ensure a safe environment for these victims. S.A.R.A.H. stands for Sheltering, Advocating, Removing And Housing.

With economic factors impacting the area and government funding being cut, private support of this program is critical. To register or learn more about the event, contact Cindee Tresslar at 513-7083599, Heidi Brown at 859512-4787 or Kit O’Hara at 859-426-1888. For information on the Senior Services of Northern Kentucky in Covington, call 859-491-0522 or visit .

Declaration of Independence coming to museum center It is the document in which all of America's freedoms are written out for every man, woman and child to see. But at the time, all of the inalienable rights it described within it were not extended to all those who, by choice or circumstance, called our great nation home. “It” is the Declaration of Independence – and you will soon have a chance to see this prestigious, essential document on display in America I AM: The African American Imprint at Cincinnati Museum Center. A rare original copy of the Declaration of Independence will go on display Saturday, July 31, as part of the current America I AM exhibition at Cincinnati Museum Center. The document is the featured attraction of the “Declaration of Independence Road Trip.” On July 4, 1776, approximately 200 copies of the newly drafted and approved Declaration of Independence were printed by John Dunlap of Philadelphia. As of 1989, only 24 copies of the “Dunlap broadsides” were known to exist until a flea market shopper bought a framed painting for $4. While inspecting a tear in the painting, the owner discovered a folded Dunlap broadside behind it. Twenty-one of the sur-

viving copies are owned by colleges, historical societies, libraries and city halls. The remaining four are in private collections - including this copy which Lear, his wife Lyn and a friend purchased the rare document at an online auction in June 2000 conducted by Sotheby's. The Lears now own the document outright. The Declaration of Inde-

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president of Southbank Partners and a long-time government and community leader in Northern Kentucky, was given the Founders Award. Mike Claypool, owner and founder of MAC Productions in Covington, was named Volunteer of the Year. Both awards were given during a July 15 dinner and ceremony at Covington’s Drees Pavilion. The awards were a surprise; neither Pagan nor Claypool knew they were going to receive the awards. Southbank President Jack Moreland said the organization was “blessed to be served by two outstanding people like Wally Pagan and Mike Claypool.” Pagan was given two proclamations recognizing his contributions to Southbank and the Northern Ken-

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Giant lawn-damaging wasps are ‘cicada killers’ Question: Some kind of giant yellow and black wasps are making holes in my lawn and flying around me when I mow. How can I kill them? Answer: Those are called “cicada killers.” They have been flying about and burrowing into local lawns, gardens and play areas, prompting many calls from homeowners. Despite their menacing appearance (up to 2 inches long with rusty red head/thorax, amber yellow wings, and black and yellow striped abdomen), the wasps seldom sting unless provoked. Biology: Cicada killers do

not live in communal nests like hornets or yellowjackets. They overwinter larvae Mike Klahr as w i t h i n Community c o c o o n s Recorder deep in the columnist soil, emerging as adults during July. The females feed, mate, and excavate burrows in the ground about 1⁄2 inch in diameter, ending in a series of brood chambers. Bare ground or sand is especially prone to infestation. Excess soil is pushed out of the bur-

row, leaving a mound of dirt at the entrance. Each female excavates numerous burrows and provisions them with adult cicadas which she ambushes, paralyzes with her venom, and stuffs into individual brood chambers. She then lays an egg on top, backs out, and seals the cell behind her. The egg hatches within a few days and the hungry larva devours the offering, eventually transforming into an adult the following summer. Management : Cicada killers seldom sting and the females normally do not defend their burrows. The males, while incapable of stinging, sometimes dive-

bomb passers-by, or hover menacingly nearby. Insecticide treatment may be warranted where the soil burrows become unsightly, or the wasps are digging in a high-traffic area such as along a sidewalk, playground, or sand trap on a golf course. Individual burrows can be effectively sprayed or dusted with most lawn and garden insecticides (Sevin, Bayer Advanced Lawn & Garden Multi-Insect Killer, Spectracide Triazicide Soil & Turf Insect Killer, etc.), or a wasp and hornet control aerosol. Multiple nests may need to be treated with a broadcast application to the

ground surface, using a pump-up or hose-end sprayer. As a deterrent to future nesting, it is helpful to eliminate bare-ground areas. Cicada killers generally do not prefer burrowing into well-managed turf, gravel, pebbles or mulch. In situations such as playgrounds, camping areas, or commercial landscapes, these materials may be substituted for sand or bare soil. Another option is to wait and do nothing – in a matter of weeks the adults will die off and there's a chance the problem will not recur next year.

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Crestview Hills firm helps Armenian lawyers years.” The program is funded by USAID, with World Learning as the programming agent. As the local training organization, the World Affairs Council is designing and conducting the program, its 45th. The broad public diplomacy goals of Community Connections are to contribute to economic and democratic reform and to promote mutual under-


Ten Armenian lawyers explored the workings of the Dressman Benzinger Lavelle law firm for ideas to build their new law firms in Yerevan. Attorney Jim Dressman and managing partner Gerry Benzinger (center, standing) answered two hours of questions from (front row, left to right) Karapet Aghajanyan, Inessa Petrosyan, Karen Manucharyan, Arayik Papikyan and (standing) Arpine Melikbekyan, Armen Baghdasaryan, Ovsanna Stepanyan, Marine Ghandilyan, Sedrak Asatryan, Babken Sahradyan. Attorney Dan McKinney, back left, arranged the event. Union, is transitioning to a more democratic legal system and independent judiciary. The topic of this Community Connections program is Independent Private Practice by Emerging Legal Professionals. During the threeweek program the group visits law firms, courts, judges, law professionals, universities and bar associations, each of which fills in a piece of the puzzle, such as law firm organization and practices, technology,

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Sarah E. Clore, 2352 Harper Ave., Apt. 5, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at 302 Philadelphia St., July 6. Christopher S. Renchen, 205 Pike Walk, possession of marijuana at 512 Pike St., July 6. Adam C. Williams, 3817 Glenn Ave., operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, possession of open alcohol beverage container in motor vehicle at Howard Litzler Dr., July 6. Steven A. Jacobs, 805 Greenup St., Apt. 5, fourth degree assault, possession of marijuana at 805 Greenup St., July 6. Charles L. Knox, 1210 Banklick St., trafficking in marijuana, second degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at 1200 Madison Ave., July 5. Michael A. Cansler, 32 Marian Dr., first degree criminal possession of a forged instrument at 613 W. 4th St., July 5. John A. Maley, 2549 Thirs Dr., drinking alcohol beverage in a public place, trafficking controlled substance within 1000 yards of school, trafficking in marijuana at 3900 Decoursey Ave., July 5. Charles M. Cook, 5321 State Route 132, possession of drug paraphernalia, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 401 Crescent Ave., July 5. Chandeas J. Donavan, 6406 South Lois Ave., operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, receiving stolen property, first degree wanton endangerment, leaving scene of accidentfailure to render aid or assistance at 606 Welsh Dr., July 5. Christopher R. Self, 6145 Murnan Dr., first degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), possession of drug paraphernalia, second degree possession of a controlled substance, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 401 Crescent Ave., July 7. James M. Rieskamp, 108 West Pl., theft of services, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 630 Main St., July 7. Raymond F. Greenwell, 2037 Pine St., theft of services, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 630 Main St., July 7. Jimmy R. Collins, 1228 Madison Ave., theft, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 1616 Madison Ave., July 6. Connie Reimer, 1714 Monroe St., fourth degree assault at 1714 Monroe St., July 6. Durrell A. Shanks, 1815 Chanceler St., possession of marijuana at 2791 Madison Pike, July 6. Janet C. Brown, 30 Indiana Dr., first degree criminal possession of a

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forged instrument, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 1558 Eastern Ave., July 6. Gary W. Brown, 30 Indiana Dr., first degree criminal possession of a forged instrument at 1558 Eastern Ave., July 6. Daniel S. Jahnke, 1515 Madison Ave., Apt. 23, criminal mischief at 1515 Madison Ave., July 6. Opal R. Cook, 1810 Garrard St., Apt. 3, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at 668 5th St., July 8. Gregory M. Best, 713 Monte Lane., improper registration plate, operating on suspended or revoked operators license at W. 4th St. and Philadelphia St., July 11. Tamelq Q. Alexander, 1422 Holman Ave., fourth degree assault at 1422 Holman Ave., July 11. Dwight J. Chamber, 134 Martin St., possession of marijuana at 134 Martin St., July 11. Keith R. Miller, 1026 Schiff Ave., possession of marijuana at 134 Martin St., July 11. James Willman, 9420 Locust Pike, theft at 4303 Winston Ave., July 10. Maurice L. Whitlow, 1512 Woodburn Ave., #2, fourth degree assault, second degree unlawful imprisonment at 1512 Woodburn Ave., #2, July 10. Jeshajah R. Israel, 1738 Chaucer Dr., Apt. B, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 610 W. 4th St., July 10. Matthew E. Greene, 795 Mannington Ave., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 610 W. 4th St., July 10. Lisa S. Engleman, 1718 Scott Blvd., #2, fourth degree assault at 1718 Scott Blvd., #2, July 10. Robert G. Taylor Jr., 1718 Scott Blvd., #2, fourth degree assault at 1718 Scott Blvd., #2, July 10. Vincent A. Miranda, 9170 Nopal Pl., menacing, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 619 Main St., July 10. Timothy A. Searp, 1611 Garrard St., #2, third degree criminal mischief, second degree disorderly conduct at Bullock St., July 10. Mark S. Polston, 310 E. 15th St., #2, serving bench warrant for court, possession of marijuana at Martin St at Scott St., July 9. Mitchell E. Mcintosh, 4 Lakeview Dr., failure to improper signal, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs at E. 12th St., and Garrard St., July 9. Brandon S. Bowlin, 557 Lassing Way, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to or improper signal at 1500 block of Holman Ave., July 9. Gregory K. Robinson, 16218 Lebanon Crittenden Road, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 1500

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POLICE REPORTS block of Holman Ave., July 9. Stepfanie E. Hoffer, 537 Crowley Rd., possession of drug paraphernalia at 328 Bush St., July 9. Gregory M. Hairston Jr., 1043 W. Galbraith Road, failure to illuminate head lamps, failure to produce insurance cards, operating vehicle with expired operators license, possession of marijuana at 149 W. 19th St., July 8.

Incidents/investigations Arson, criminal mischief

A vehicle was set on fire at 323 E. 42nd St., July 7.


A woman was assaulted at 1900 block of Scott Blvd., July 10. A woman was assaulted at E. 13th St., July 6. A man was assaulted by two men at 2715 Alexandria Ave., July 11. A man tried to strangle a woman at 2403 Alden Ct., July 10. A woman reported being assaulted at 433 Johnson St., July 10. A woman was assaulted at 701 Bakewell St., July 10. A woman assaulted another woman at 520 W. 5th St., July 8. A man had several items thrown at him at 86 Magellan Way, July 8. A man was assaulted at 4400 Decoursey Ave., July 11.


Rings, silver spoons, serving pieces, and a spoon were stolen at 216 E. 24th St., July 6. A ladder, game console, weed eater, remote control helicopter, and a tray with $50 in change and $30 in stamps was stolen at 1406 Scott St., July 6. A computer and camera were stolen at 415 Emma St., July 5. The glass of a front door was smashed at 2501 Madison Ave., July 5. Two cameras, a video camera, a MP3 player, and two watches were stolen at 227 Wallace Ave., July 6. A bicycle was stolen from a garage at 643A W. 19th St., July 6. A game console was stolen at 824 Willard St., July 8. A TV, air conditioner, and $210 in cash were stolen at 2211 Busse St., July 7. Three air conditioners, 2 TVs, and 1 DVD player were stolen at 910 Greenup St., July 8. A computer, a CD case, a hollow fake book, and a cell phone was stolen at 319 Garrard St., July 11. A refrigerator and a camera were stolen at 111 Trevor St., July 11. $60 in cash was stolen at 306 W. 8th St., July 11. A vehicle, two TVs, and a set of keys were stolen at 260 W. 8th St., July 11. A large collection of Beanie Babies were stolen at 3803 Park Ave., July 9. A TV and $575 in change were stolen at 944 Philadelphia St., July 9.

Eight dollars in rolled quarters were stolen at 2602 Madison Ave., July 9. A hand held game system and a carton of cigarettes were stolen at 34 Waterside Way, July 9. A TV, computer, MP3 player, camera, and a wallet were stolen at 1531 Garrard St., July 9. A game system, 8 games, 4 DVDs, and approximately $250 was stolen at 1515 Madison Ave., July 9. A TV, game system, blue ray player, computer, a couch, and a chair were stolen at 24 Juarez Circle, July 9. A TV and computer were stolen at 112 Promontory Dr., July 7. Approximately 3 feet of copper piping was stolen at 308 E. 16th St., July 7.

Criminal mischief

A vehicle was scratched and dented at 163 E. 42nd St., July 4. A window was broken at 619 W. 11th St., July 7. The passenger side window of a vehicle was broken out at 214 W. 20th St., July 5. Three dents were put into a vehicle at 3806 Tracy St., July 9. A chain link fence was damaged at Robbins Ave., July 9. A door was damaged when someone tried to kick it in at 329 W. 7th St., July 9. The passenger window of a vehicle was damaged at W. 7th St., July 9.

Criminal mischief, assault

A man was assaulted at 420 W. 4th St., July 8.

Criminal possession of a forged instrument

A man had a $50 counterfeit bill at 613 W. 4th St., July 8. A person tried to pass a counterfeit $5 bill at 3200 Madison Pike, July 11.

Criminal trespassing

A man entered and remained in a residence at 3410 Graff St., July 8. A man was in a residence without permission at 2609 Todd Ct., July 11.

Fraudulent use of a credit card

A debit card was used to make unauthorized purchases at 626 Pointe Benton St., July 7.

Harassing communications

A man received a threatening note at 1104 Banklick St., #3, July 7.


A woman reported being harassed by a man at 1522 Eastern Ave., July 6. A woman reported being harassed at 416 Emma St., July 8.

Possession of marijuana

Marijuana was found in a room at 2013 Scott St., July 8.


A woman was raped by two men at 300 E. 4th St., July 7.


A wallet was stolen at 600 block of Russell St., July 5.

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A man was sprayed with pepper spray and had cash stolen from him at 2712 James Ave., July 7. A wallet was stolen at 9th and Willard, July 10.

Street, theft by unlawful taking, July 18. Melanie L Robbins, 43 Sunnymeade, first degree driving under the influence, July 22.

A man threatened a clerk at 404 Madison Ave., July 8. A woman was threatened at W. 35th St. and Latonia Ave., July 10.

Incidents/investigations Possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia

Terroristic threatening


Change was stolen from two vehicles at 3910 Locke St., July 10. A hand jack was stolen at 3100 Sugarcamp Rd., July 6. A vehicle was stolen at 211 E. 12th St., July 6. A car jack, jack stands, bat, FM transmitter, grill and a mower were stolen at 1533 Greenup St., July 6. A wallet was stolen at 714 Washington Ave., July 6. A piece of jewelry was stolen at 1315 Maryland Ave., July 6. A firearm was stolen at 2044 Garrard St., July 6. A ladder was stolen at 1552 Madison Ave., July 6. A welder was stolen at 114 W. 12th St., July 6. A stereo was stolen at 501 Highland Pike, July 6. Three cartons of cigarettes were stolen at 207 W. 4th St., July 5. $50 was taken from a wallet at 1616 Madison Ave., July 5. A GPS unit was stolen at 666 W. 5th St., July 5. A clock radio, stereo system, and a bluetooth headset were stolen at 1114 Pike St., July 6. A person’s food stamp card was used by another person without permission at 515 E. 18th St., July 6. A vehicle was stolen at 902 Madison Ave., July 7. A stove was stolen at 4445 Decoursey Ave., #1, July 8. A drill, saw, and torch head were stolen at 1701 S. Garrard St., July 10. A 12-pack of beer was stolen at 613 W. 4th St., July 9. A computer, camera, and jewelry were stolen at 1720 Holman Ave., July 9. A GPS unit was stolen at 4511 Clifton Ave., July 9. A wallet was stolen at 4341 Winston Ave., July 9. 2 spools of wire were stolen at 1 Castle Ct., July 9. A purse was stolen at 322 Greenup St., July 9. A purse was stolen at St. Elizabeth Covington, July 11. A vehicle was stolen at 3909 Lincoln Ave., July 12.

Theft by deception

$1440 was taken at 9 Tripoli Ln., July 8.

Theft of identity

Another person’s name was used to obtain utility services at 1234 Pike St., July 9. A woman’s social security number was used to obtain a tax refund at 402 E. 18th St., July 9.

Theft of identity, forgery-altering registration form

Someone signed another’s name to a car registration at 1035 Banklick St., July 6.

Theft of motor vehicle registration plate

A Kentucky registration plate decal was stolen at 2727 Birch Ave., July 5.

Theft, criminal mischief

The detachable face of a stereo was stolen at 3807 Glenn Ave., July 7. Cash was taken from two vending machines at 668 W. 5th St., July 8.

Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle

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Amanda R Chasteen, 25, 2334 Reserve Drive, speeding, operating on suspended license, failure to produce insurance card, warrant, July 16. Michael D Rasnake, 21, 1701 Forest Avenue, careless driving, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, July 17. Angela R Wilder, 38, 3147 Place

$20 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at Buttermilk Pike, July 17.

Theft by unlawful taking

$300 worth of vehicle parts reported stolen at 22 Maple Avenue, July 17. Reported at 2100 Dixie Highway, July 17. Reported at 27 Oxford Drive, July 17. $150 worth of computer hardware reported stolen at 2100 Dixie Highway, July 18.


Incidents/investigations Fourth degree assault

Reported at 301 Timberlake Avenue, July 13. Reported at 723 Meadow Wood Drive, July 14. Reported at 4081 Woodchase Drive, July 15. Reported at 4183 Farmwood Court, July 15.

Fraudulent use of credit card

$30.95 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 619 Stevenson Road, July 20.


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Second degree burglary

$50 worth of firearms seized at 201 Center Street, July 20.

Theft by deception

Reported at 3100 Arbor Lane, July 16.

Theft by unlawful taking

$500 reported stolen at 3155 Dixie Highway, July 18. $80 reported stolen at 3000 Riggs Avenue, July 19. Reported at 633 Donaldson Highway, July 17. $60 worth of household goods reported stolen at 2655 Erlanger/Crescent Springs Road, July 17. $530 worth of vehicle parts reported stolen at 4094 Madison Pike, July 14. $500 worth of vehicle parts reported stolen at Houston Road, July 15. $1,900 reported stolen at 3158 Dixie Highway, July 15. Reported at 2447 Anderson Road, July 16. $400 reported stolen at 2990 Riggs Avenue, July 15. $250 worth of radios/TVs/VCRs reported stolen at 3904 Lori Drive, July 21. Reported at 2006 Lakelyn Court, July 20. $100 worth of bicycles reported stolen at 461 Forest Avenue, July 20. Reported at 48 Carriage Hill Drive, July 20. $251 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 510 Commonwealth Avenue, July 21. $300 worth of computer hardware reported stolen at 3801 Narrows Road, July 21.

Theft by unlawful taking, third degree criminal mischief

$150 worth of computer hardware reported stolen, $200 worth of vehicle damage reported at 570 Clock Tower Way, July 21.

Third degree criminal mischief

$100 worth of damage to structure reported at 543 Greenfield Lane, July 19. $420 worth of vehicle damage reported at 301 Kenton Lands Road, July 19. $100 worth of damage to structure reported at 532 Greenfield Lane, July 15. $250 worth of damage to structure reported at 102 Division Street, July 19. $50 worth of damage to structure reported at 831 Twilight Drive, July 20.

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DEATHS Joan Estelle Cetrulo Andrews, 81, of Cincinnati, formerly of Covington, died July 17, 2010, at Little Sisters of the Poor, Cincinnati. She was a roofing contractor in Tampa, Fla. Survivors include her son, R. Barry Andrews of Cincinnati and brother, Robert Cetrulo of Ludlow. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Little Sisters of the Poor, 476 Riddle Road, Cincinnati, OH 45220; or the Northern Kentucky Right to Life, P.O. Box 1202, Covington, KY 41011.

Ruth A. Bornhorst

Ruth A. Bornhorst, 94, Edgewood, died July 19 at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a homemaker, member of Edgewood Senior Citizens and St Pius X Church in Edgewood. Her husband, Leonard Bornhorst and daughter, Donna Ryan, died previously. Survivors include her son, Gary Bornhorst of Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Ministry of the Sick and Homebound, c/o St Pius X Church, 340 Dudley Pike, Edgewood KY 41017.

Nancy J. Brock

Nancy Janice Scaggs Brock, 60, Falmouth, died July 23, 2010, at University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati. She worked for IGA and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Falmouth. Survivors include her husband, Rondall Brock of Falmouth; son, Tony Brock of Falmouth; stepson, Mike Brock of Falmouth; stepdaughter, Pam Brock of Elsmere; brother, Gary Scaggs of Latonia; sisters, Evelyn Brock of Elsmere, Pat Sexton of Williamstown; and five step-grandchildren. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Falmouth.

Ann Burris

Ann M. Burris, 80, Fort Mitchell, died July 24, 2010, at her home. She was a member of Summit Hills Country Club and enjoyed golf and gardening. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Peter Burris Jr. of Fort Mitchell; daughters, Karen Baker of Fort Mitchell and Michele Little of Hebron; son, Peter W. Burris of Las Vegas; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Redwood School and

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Everett F. Flanagan, 77, Williamstown, died July 18, 2010, at his home. He was the owner of Saratoga Auto Sales in Williamstown, member of the Williamstown Baptist Church and member for 45 years with E.T. Carson Masonic Lodge 0598 in Cincinnati. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Richmond Flanagan; sons, Roger Flanagan of Corinth, Johnny Lee of Erlanger, Joseph Lee of Williamstown and Daniel Flanagan of Crittenden; brother, Johnathan Flanagan of Frederick, Md.; sister, Wanda Hopper of Faubush; 16 grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. Burial was in the Williamstown Cemetery. Memorials: Williamstown Baptist Church-Building Fund, 214 North Main St., Williamstown, KY 41097.

Sherry Lynn Colonel

Sherry Lynn Colonel, 29, Florence, died July 17, 2010, at her home. She was a student and member of St. Henry Church, Elsmere. Survivors include her son, Zachary Joseph Colonel; father, Gerald Colonel; mother, Nancy Colonel, all of Florence, and sister, Jennifer Hall of Erlanger. Burial was in St. Peters Cemetery, New Richmond, Ohio.

John Anthony Couch

John Anthony “Jac” Couch, 10 weeks, Crescent Springs, died July 18, 2010, at his home. Survivors include his parents, Bradley and Jennifer King Couch; sister, Ava Couch, all of Crescent Springs; and grandparents, Dan and Martha Couch of Burlington and Fred and Charlotte Klopsch of Boone County. Burial was in Hebron Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials: John Anthony Couch, Memorial Fund c/o any Fifth Third Bank.

Thomas Flannery

Thomas Robert Flannery, 73, Villa Hills, died July 18, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He owned Tom and Jerry’s Tavern in Park Hills and was a member of Mother of God Church in Covington. Survivors include his wife, Theresa Spitzmiller Flannery; sons, Kelly Flannery of Louisville and Ryan Flannery of Cincinnati and brother, Gerald Flannery of Cincinnati. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 1117 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242.

Harry P. Eldridge

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

Matthew Gabis

Matthew Anthony Gabis, 57, Cold Spring, died July 23, 2010, at University Hospital in Cincinnati. He was owner/operator of AmeriStop Food Mart in Erlanger and Villa Hills and managed the Erlanger store, member of St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring, a Boy Scout Leader at St. Joseph and a member of Alcoholics Anonymous with 20 years of sobriety. Survivors include his wife, Catherine Gerrein Gabis of Cold Spring; daughter, Nicole Sternberg of Fort Thomas; sons, Jonathan Gabis of Cold Spring, Jeremy Gabis of Columbus, Ohio and Zachary Gabis of Dayton; brothers, Damien Gabis of Valparaiso, Ind., Joe Gabis of Wheeling, W.Va., Mark Gabis of Owensboro, Ky., Jerome Gabis of Cincinnati, Paul Gabis of Cold Spring and John Gabis of Chillicothe, Ohio; sisters, Mary Lou Deku of Toronto, Ohio, Margie Parker of Colorado Springs, Colo., and three grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Joseph Church Capital Campaign Fund, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY

Judith Finn

Judith K. Chapman Finn, 67, Covington, died July 24, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a telephone operator for 27 years at St. Elizabeth Health Care and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include her husband, Bill Finn of Covington; daughters, Kymie Woolums and Michelle Finn, both of Covington; brothers, Marshall Chapman of Warsaw, Roy Chapman of Corinth and Bill Chapman of Independence. Memorials: Charity of donor’s choice.

41076 or University of Cincinnati Cancer Center, c/o Pancreatic Cancer Research, 234 Goodman Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219.

Adele Grote

Adele G. Grote, 79, Crestview Hills, died July 24, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Leo G. Grote of Crestview Hills; sons, Leo F. Grote of Cincinnati and Greg Grote of Edgewood; daughter, Cindy Carris of Edgewood; sisters, Elaine Berberich of Crestview Hills and Jeanine Kalker of Edgewood; brother, Frank Broering of Crestview Hills; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Thomas More College Chapel Fund, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017.

Dixie B. Gunkel

Dixie B. Gunkel, 77, Alexandira, died July 23, 2010, at Rosedale Manor Nursing Home in Latonia. She was a cook for Lakeside Place Nursing Home in Highland Heights. Her husband, Ralph Gunkel died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Maxine Weber of Independence; sons, Ray Gunkel of Union and Van Gunkel of Cincinnati; sister, Pam Seibert of Alexandria; five grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. Burial was in Saint Joseph Cemetery in Camp Springs. Memorials: Rosedale Manor Nursing Home, 4250 Glen Avenue, Latonia, KY 41015.

Robert E. Howard

Robert E. Howard, 71, Crescent Springs, died July 16, 2010, at his home. He was a dispatcher with Ram Motor and member of Northern Kentucky Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Sue Howard; sons, Stephen Howard of Hebron and Chad Howard of Villa Hills; daughter, Tammy Stein of Cincinnati and three grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Linda Sue Justice

Linda Sue Robbins Justice, 57, Independence, died July 18, 2010, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Independence. Survivors include her husband, Reeford Justice Jr.; father, John Robbins Sr. of Morning View; stepmother, Barbara Robbins of Morning View; sister, Connie Redix of Covington; and brothers, Ricky Robbins of Independence and Marty Robbins of Taylor Mill. Memorials: First Baptist Church, 11659 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051-8636.

Lois C. Knaley

Lois C. Knaley, 71, Florence, died July 20, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a line leader for Chester Labs in Cincinnati and member of St. Paul Church in Florence. Her husband, Thomas Knaley, daughter, Karen Holland, and one great-grandchild died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Robin Cooper of Erlanger and Chris Rothfuss of Florence; sons, Tim Knaley of Verona, Tom and Larry Knaley, both of Florence; sister, Eleanor Maddox of Florence; brothers, William Finke of Cold Spring and Richard Finke, Ludlow and 16 grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: St. Paul Church, 7301 Dixie Highway, Florence, KY 41042; or St. Elizabeth Cancer Center, 1 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

David Kriege Sr.

David Kriege Sr., 72, Edgewood, died July 17, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a chemist researcher and

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William A. Hosea

William A. Hosea, 90, Cold Spring, died July 22, 2010, at Rosedale Manor Nursing Home, Latonia. He was in the shipping and export business, vice-president of H.J. Hosea & Sons and served on the U.S.S. Yorktown during World War II and fought in the Battle of Coral Sea and the Battle of Midway. Survivors include his nieces, Linda Barrett of Fort Thomas, Kathryn Hosea of Taylor Mill, Cindy Roth of Fort Thomas, and nephews, Carl Hosea of Erlanger and David Hosea of Fort Thomas. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 106, Cincinnati, OH 45203; or Campbell County Animal Shelter, 1989 Poplar Ridge Road, Melbourne, KY 41059.


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Community Recorder

July 29, 2010

On the record DEATHS

From B9 director of quality for Emery Industries of Cincinnati for 38 years, a member of St. Pius X Church in Edgewood, Diocese of Covington Cursillo Movement, Cincinnati Athletic Club, Co-Op Board at Thomas More College, and an inductee into the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame for basketball at Newport Catholic and Villa Madonna College. Survivors include his wife, Jackie Kriege of Edgewood; daughters, Jennifer Weaver of Hyde Park and Monica Mackie of Independence; sons, David Kriege Jr. of Erlanger and Tom Kriege of Independence; mother, Mary Kriege of Bellevue; sisters, Kathie Hill of Villa Hills and Jane Kriege of Bellevue; brother, Greg Kriege of Alexandria and eight grandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Diocese of Covington Cursillo Movement, c/o Jean Cate, 57 Southview Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075; or Carmel Manor, 100 Carmel Manor Road, Fort Thomas, KY 41075; or Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Gabriel Scott Litzler

Gabriel Scott Litzler, stillborn, Erlanger, died July 22, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. Survivors include his mother, Cassandra Shaw of Erlanger; father, David Litzler of Erlanger; grand-


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Brian F. McNulty

Brian F. McNulty, 52, Edgewood, died July 22, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Hospice, Edgewood. He was a safety coordinator for Delta Air Lines. Survivors include his wife, Danita Wuest McNulty; daughters, Emily and Megan McNulty, both of Edgewood; mother, Patricia McNulty of Hollywood, Fla.; and brothers, Thomas McNulty of Orchard Park, N.Y., Brendan McNulty of Hollywood, Fla., and Kevin McNulty of Vero Beach, Fla. Memorials: Brian McNulty Memorial Fund (for his daughter’s college education), c/o First Security Bank, 160 Barnwood Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.



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Clarence “Junior” Meriweather Jr., 82, Newport, died June 23, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. He worked in maintenance for the hotel industry for many years. His daughters, Theresa and Martha Meriweather; and three grandchildren, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Mary Ann Long of Union and Deanna Lenz of Fort Thomas; sister, Irene Keeton of Independence; brother, Stanley Meriweather; 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Emma Paige Meyer

Emma Paige Meyer, 20 days, Covington, died July 13, 2010, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Corryville. Survivors include her father, Randall Meyer II; mother, Kimberly Eades; brothers, Landen Eades and Randall Meyer III; sisters, Kiala Meyer, Nevaeh Eades, Alyssa Meyer, all of Covington and Aleigha Mains of Williamstown; grandparents; Alexandra Eades, Jim and Kim Mann, Jim and Connie Mann, all of Covington and Eugene McIntee of Detroit, Mich.


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Warren A. Mitchell

Warren A. Mitchell, 69, Covington, died July 19, 2010, at Providence Pavilion, Covington. He was self-employed. Survivors include his wife, Violet Mitchell; sisters, Katherine Weakley of Carthage, Ohio, Juanita Walker of Cincinnati, Edna Spaulding of Madisonville and Anna Edwards of North College Hill. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Russell V. Mueller

Russell V. Mueller, 92, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Park Hills and Florence, died July 18, 2010, in Houston. He worked in sheet metal and truck building industries, designer of large tractor-trailer body for beverage transport and the owner of College Hill Camera and Card Shop near Cincinnati. His first wife, Lillian Mueller; second wife, Louise Mueller and stepson, Gary Whitis, died previously. Survivors include his son, Donald Mueller; stepson, Donald Whitis; stepbrother, Clifford Webster and four grandchildren.

Ella Mae Mullins

Ella Mae Mullins, 85, Morning View, died July 24, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood. She was a member of the Wilmington Baptist Church. Her husband, Richard Mullins, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Kenneth Mullins and James Mullins, both of Erlanger, and Daniel Mullins of Morning View; three grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Wilmington Cemetery of Demossville. Memorials: Wilmington Baptist Church, 15472 Madison Pike, Demossville, KY 41033.

Ron Neuhaus

Ron Neuhaus, 77, Erlanger, died July 24, 2010, at Rosedale Manor Nursing Home, Covington. The Coast Guard veteran was a supervisor at several different companies. He attended St. Henry Church. His daughter, Kathleen Neuhaus, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Neuhaus of Latonia; daughter, Lisa Duncan of Elsmere; son, Ken Neuhaus of Southgate; sister, Joyce Sanders of Yorktown, Ind.; and two grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: American Heart Association Ohio Valley, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, Ohio 432163549; or Rosedale Manor, 4250 Glenn Ave., Covington, KY 410151641.

Eugene H. O’Hara

Eugene H. O’Hara, 76, Florence, died July 22, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a newspaper carrier for 50 years with the Kentucky Post, a Navy veteran, member of Mary Queen of Heaven Church and a Knothole baseball coach for 12 years. Survivors include his wife, Kathy O’Hara; sons, Ron and Gene O’Hara Jr., both of Florence; daughters, Debbie O’Hara of LaGrange, Darlene Hamer of Verona, Cindy O’Hara and Kim Miller, both of Union, Mary Kay and Michelle O’Hara, both of Florence; brothers, Jim and Ken O’Hara, both of Walton; sisters, Dorothy Crimmins of Florence and Sister Esther O’Hara of Crescent Springs; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorials: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2011 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208.

Ralph Pfalzgraf

Ralph Pfalzgraf, 86, Burlington, died July 22, 2010, at Jewish Hospital, Kenwood in Cincinnati. He was a master mechanic for Fuller Ford and Boone County Board of Education, and past-president of Huntsman Camping Club. His wife, Dorothy M. Tipton Pfalzgraf, died previously. Survivors include his son, Fred Pfalzgraf of Covington; daughters, Margie Adams of Haines City, Fla., Linda Tapley of Dillsboro, Ind., and Cindy Pfalzgraf of Florence; sisters, Florence Becht of Columbus Ind., Martha Cass of Cincinnati; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in Greendale Cemetery in Lawrenceburg, Ind. Memorials: Woodhaven Baptist Church, 3132 Featherstone Drive, Burlington, KY 41005 or Bullittsville Christian Church, 3094 Petersburg Road, Hebron, KY 41048.

Donald E. Ross

Donald E. Ross, 73, Covington, died July 20, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a delivery driver for Kentucky Motors and member of New Banklick Baptist Church in Walton. Survivors include his daughter, Lisa Perrin of Florence; son, Martin Ross of Las Vegas, Nev.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Lee Ellen Rust

Lee Ellen Johnson Rust, 89, of Independence died July 19, 2010, at Rosedale Manor Nursing Home, Latonia. She was a clerk for Cherokee Drugs and member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church. Her husband, Roy Rust, and son, Gregg Rust, died previously. She is survived by four grandchildren and one great-grandson. Memorials: Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 6056 Taylor Mill Road, Covington, KY 41015; or the American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

David Edward Sander

David Edward Sander, 75, Florence, died July 22, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a product manager for R.A. Jones Co. in Crescent Springs, a volunteer with the Florence Fire Department, Erlanger/Elsmere Senior Center, Junior Achievement, Knothole baseball coach, board member of Tri City YMCA and member Mary Queen of Heaven Church in Erlanger. Survivors include his wife, Vivian Sander; sons, Mark Sander of Florence and Michael Sander of Blue Ash; sisters, Mary Vogt of Fort Wright and Mary Williams of Edgewood; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery City, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, 179 Dell St., Elsmere, KY 41018.

Gypsy Lee Scott

Gypsy Lee Scott, 73, Fort Mitchell, a homemaker, died July 20, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Her husband, Gerald R. Scott Sr., died in 1999 and son, Timothy Whitmore Scott, died in 2008. Survivors include her daughters, Sandra Brown of Park Hills, Connie Scott of Edisto Island, S.C., Cindy Hughes of Springdale; Pamela Pauley and Lisa Palmisano, both of Fairfield; sons, Gerald Scott II of Dayton, Ky., Richard Gangwish of Erlanger; brother, Phillip Krauss of Covington; sister, Sue Armstrong of Florence; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati, 8120 Maxfield Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45243.

James Howard Spencer

James Howard Spencer, 69, of Lawrenceburg, Ind., formerly of Latonia, died July 17, 2010, at University Hospital, Corryville. He was a self-employed machinist. Survivors include his wife, Judy Beekman Spencer of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; daughters, Gail Baker and Barbie Doss, both of Brown County, Ohio, Pamela Blevins and April Wagner, both of Covington; son, James Spencer of Englewood, Fla.; two brothers; four sisters; 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

James P. Theissen

James P. Theissen, 85, Edgewood, died July 23, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was former CEO and president of Suburban Federal Savings and Loan, a World War II Marine veteran, served on the Board of Directors for the Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home for 10 years, served in programs at Notre Dame Academy, Xavier University, Covington Catholic High School, St. Henry District High School and Thomas More College; was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Diocesan Cursillo Movement, St. Henry Volunteer Hall of Fame; instrumental in St. Pius X Church and St. Henry District High School, and member of St. Pius X Church, serving as president of Holy Name Society. His sons Jimmy Theissen and Billy Theissen died previously. Survivors include his wife, Esther Theissen of Crestview Hills, daughters, Mary Lou Lemker of Crestview Hills and Terry Lubrecht of Edgewood; sons, Steve Theissen of Crescent Springs and John Theissen of Fort Mitchell; sisters, Ruth

Roth of Villa Hills, Norma Broering and Eleanor Dietz, both of Fort Wright, and Louise Theissen of Taylor Mill; brother, Paul Theissen of Covington, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Catholic educational institution of donor’s choice.

Anna Veronica Uckotter

Anna Veronica Kundek Uckotter, 90, Fort Mitchell, died July 21, 2010, at Madonna Manor, Villa Hills. She was a World War II Navy veteran, a homemaker, member of the Legion of Mary and St. Augustine Church in Covington. Her husband, Joseph F. Uckotter, died in 2006. Survivors include her sons, Kenneth Uckotter of Cincinnati; David Uckotter of Lexington; Daniel Uckotter of Huntsville, Ala., and Tim Uckotter of Villa Hills; daughter, Mary Uckotter of Fort Mitchell; sisters, Mary Morey and Irene Moss, both of Mishawaka, Ind.; 14 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Eternal Word Television Network, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210.

Patricia A. Ulrlich

Patricia A. Ulrich, 71, Newport, died July 19, 2010, at her home. She was a medical assistant for Lakeside Place in Highland Heights. Survivors include her son, Shawn Burnett of New Jersey; daughters, Dora DaWalt of Georgia, Susan Payne of Pennsylvania, Penny Cooper of Texas, Laura Sechrist of Covington, Deloris Turner of Newport and Lisa West of Latonia; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Rev. Lawrence Eugene Vance

The Rev. Lawrence Eugene Vance, 77, Independence, died July 18, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. He was pastor for 32 years with Gods Pentecostal Church in Dayton; worked for Lovett’s Meat Co., member of the Full Gospel House of Praise in Taylor Mill and a volunteer for Independence Fire Department. Survivors include his wife, Eula Mae Vance of Independence; daughter, Gail Young of Independence; sons, Mike and Greg Mitchell, both of Cincinnati, Kenny and Danny Mitchell, both of Independence; brother, the Rev. Russell Vance of Taylor Mill; sisters, Linda Williams of Williamstown, Lilly Sands and Lula Carroll, both of Independence; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

Harlan ‘Butch’ Vollmer

Harlan “Butch” Vollmer, 68, Latonia, died July 19, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Health Care, Edgewood. He was a retired employee of Kenner Toys in Cincinnati and a member of St. Patrick Parish in Taylor Mill. Survivors include his sister Ruth Reinersman of Verona. Interment was in Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright.

Patricia L. Wainscott

Patricia L. Wainscott, 66, Covington, died July 17, 2010, at Christ Hospital, Mt. Auburn. She was a cafeteria worker at Holmes High School in Covington. Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Ballinger of Latonia; sons, Greg and Robert Hall, both of Covington, James Hall of Casper, Wyo.; 10 grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227; or American Lung Association, 4050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 402, Cincinnati, OH 45241.

Virginia Lorraine Wiser

Virginia Lorraine Cobb Wiser, 87, Elsmere, formerly of Independence, died July 16, 2010, at Woodcrest Manor of Elsmere. She retired from Owen Electric, was a member of Nicholson Christian Church and enjoyed square dancing and playing cards. Her husband, Chester James Wiser, died in 2004 and son Garrett Wayne Wiser died in 1995. Survivors include one granddaughter. Burial was in Owenton Cemetery. Memorials: Nicholson Christian Church, 1970 Walton-Nicholson Pike, Independence, KY 41030.


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