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Explore history at Battery Hooper By Amy Scalf

FORT WRIGHT — History is cel-

ebrated year-round at the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum, but during Battery Hooper Days, visitors can see it in action. The Eighth Annual Battery Hooper Days will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 and 19, at the museum and Battery Hooper Park,1402 Highland Ave. The free family-friendly event lasts from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Museum board member Bob Clements, who died suddenly on Aug. 13, served as the event spokesperson. Clements’ brother James said most of their family will attend the event in his honor. “Bob was very involved with the museum, and there were so many events, we couldn’t make every one of them, but we need to show up for this,” James Clements said. Earlier in the week, Bob Clements said he was looking forward to the annual historical event. “We are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Siege of Cincinnati and the Black Brigade of Cincinnati. We were the first museum in the Tristate to promote the Black Brigade,” he said. Bob Clements said the museum’s namesake, James Ramage, will be the event’s keynote speaker Saturday. A Black Brigade member’s descendant will attend the event as an honored guest. This is the second year the museum has sustained itself financially. Bob Clements said Battery Hooper Days attract more than a third of the museum’s total annual attendance, and the event raises almost a quarter of its funding from memberships and donations. An individual membership costs $20 and a family membership costs $35. All proceeds directly benefit the museum.

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Broad Internet scam dupes secret shoppers

By Amy Scalf

FORT WRIGHT — A local business and more than 300 people across the country have been the victims of an Internet scam costing more than $600,000. Tim Iott, vice president and controller for Eason Horticultural Resources in Fort Wright, called the city police on July 30 after hearing from his bank that fraudulent checks bearing his company’s name had come through their system. The company sells plants, flowers, bulbs, seeds, soil mix

and containers to retail and wholesale greenhouse growers, plant nurseries and landscapers. Iott said the checks were part of an Internet scam searching for “secret shoppers.” So far, he’s aware of more than 300 checks totaling more than $600,000. The report filed at the Fort Wright Police Department lists theft by deception and theft by unlawful taking, both for $10,000 or more. On the date of the report, Aug. 2, the total was $512,627.45, but officers noted the amount was “expected to grow.”

“Essentially, people received a check for a large amount of money, and they got to keep a portion of that after sending some overseas and purchasing items at local stores,” said Iott. “These people end up wiring funds out of the country, so they’re gone. Some people took that check to the bank and said, ‘I think this is fraudulent. Can you check it?’ Which is good, because otherwise they would have lost money. If it seems too good to be true, it definitely is.” The police report says someone got access to the company’s banking information, which was

used to send checks for $1,979.85 issued on PNC Bank. The person receiving the check was to send a total of $1,578 to two individuals overseas, keep $350 and spend the rest at Home Depot, Walmart, Best Buy or Costco to evaluate each company’s services. Because the fraud happened online, Iott said the victims, and possibly the perpetrators behind the scam, could be anywhere. “It’s a nationwide thing,” he said. “We’ve gotten reports from coast to coast.” See SCAM, Page A2

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Bob Byrns (left) and Bill Smith, right, water the the flowers that Nate Urban, center, has brought to Madonna Manor in Villa Hills. Nate is working on his Eagle Scout project with Troop 717. LIBBY CUNNINGHAM/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Eagle project makes flowers accessible at Madonna Manor By Libby Cunningham

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VILLA HILLS — The path that winds behind Madonna Manor in Villa Hills leads to a surprise. A giant four-leaf clover and several flowers, sized to create depth and accessibility, bloom outside of the senior living community’s rehabilitation center. It was a 15-year-old’s idea to put them there in the first place. Thanks to Nathan Urban, a Villa



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Hills Boy Scout who’s working on his Eagle Scout award, residents can take a therapeutic moment to stop and smell the flowers. “I noticed I was making a lot of progress with (my Eagle Scout project) early on,” Nate said. “So I decided to follow it because of the benefits and scholarships.” To earn the Eagle Scout award boys have to complete a community service project, the

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Troop 717 member said. Since February Nate’s been making cold calls to flower companies, asking for donations. “It was pretty hard,” Nathan said. “Like a lot of people at most places said ‘Yeah, our manager is gone, call back in a week.’” But floral stores, as well as others, came through. Among the donors were Highland Heights Garden Center, Sherwin-Williams paint store in Erlanger, Home Depot in Crescent

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Springs, Lowe’s in Florence and Denny Zahler of Zahler & Associates in Fort Mitchell. On Aug. 8 Nate and his father, Mark, put up the display. Using PVC piping and “the kind of wood they use for billboards,” Nate said, he and his dad erected the flower holders, which are designed to stand at different heights so residents with wheelchairs and walkers can enjoy them. Lisa Mason, Madonna Manor’s director of rehabilitation, See BLOOM, Page A2

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‘Mike, you’re still here’ Bramlage retires after 50 years at Dixie Chili

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ERLANGER — In a little over 50 minutes, eight people have stopped Mike Bramlage while he’s eating his two-way, covered in oyster crackers. “They have good salads,” he says earlier, while in line to order at Dixie Chili. But right now it’s chili time and has been for the past 50 years for Bramlage. Since he was 17 years old, Bramlage, now of Union, has worked for the Sarakatsannis family at Dixie Chili on Dixie Highway in Erlanger. He was the first non-family member to be hired to work at the location. Erlanger’s Dixie Chili is celebrating 50 years in the city on Aug. 16-18. On Aug. 10, Bramlage sits in the dining room, with seating for 66, which has been open on this corner of Dixie Highway since 1978. Before that, Erlanger’s Dixie Chili was located on the opposite corner of its strip on Dixie Highway. A half century, exactly, has passed since his first shift, he says that afternoon. He retired in June. But there’s one thing he can’t put a number on: coneys, specifically the number the retired store manager has made. “They’ll say ‘Mike, how many coneys have you

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He said anyone who had information about the scam, especially if they received checks, should call their local bank or police office.

Bloom Laughing with Mark Sarakatsannis, left, Mike Bramlage stands outside the Dixie Chili location in Erlanger. LIBBY CUNNINGHAM/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

made?’ and I’ll say ‘I think I’m on my second million,’” Bramlage said. “It’s just a joke. There’s no way I’d ever keep up with that.” While seeing men build the original Dixie Chili location, Bramlage’s mother asked if they needed help. “I was 17,” he said. “My summer job lasted 50 summers.” A self-described “people person,” Bramlage takes breaks during his own meal to sneak a smile at every customer who walks past. Sometimes he gazes toward the counter, especially when the store gets busy, to see if his former workers need help. He says the store’s cleanliness and friendliness of the workers is what’s kept Dixie Chili popular and he’s happy to have been a part of it. “That’s why you see a

lot of businesses fold,” he said about lack of hospitality. “It doesn’t take a whole lot to smile.” Jo Phillips, of Erlanger, recognizes Bramlage’s smile and stops by to chat. “I used to come in here religiously and I’d see you at the counter,” she says to Bramlage. “He really is a staple in the community,” Sarakatsannis said of Bramlage, who’s watched him grow up and has helped train him. “He really has a sense of humor ... one of the things he’s taught me was to basically get to know these people’s names and treat them.” Patrons notice it, too. “I had one lady come and say ‘Mike, you’re still here,’” Bramlage said, laughing.

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said the display is beneficial for residents. “I think the patients will benefit from this,” she said. “It’s really adaptable. They can turn it to water it.”

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Past events have featured living history actors portraying Civil War-era icons, but this year will include a discussion between Kentucky’s Civil War presidents, Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, portrayed by Stan Wernz and David Walker. Another new addition for 2012 is Mary Todd Lincoln, portrayed by Tracy Ciresi, who will answer general questions. Other performers include Joyce Huggins as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Pat Fan as Harriet Tubman, Tom Kreidler as Union General Horatio Wright and Bernie O’Bryan as Union General Lew Wallace.

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Sgt. Michael Knight of the Fort Wright Police Department said the investigation is ongoing, and information has been turned over to the FBI. The Louisville FBI office did not return calls seeking more information. “We’re continuing to get information from the vic-

tim,” said Knight. “If anyone has received anything in the mail regarding Eason or ‘secret shoppers,’ then they should contact us.” To reach the Fort Wright Police Department, call 859-331-2191.

Resident Judy Long, who is originally from Kansas City, Kan., said that the display is “lovely.” “The colorful things really make a difference,” she said. Long has ties to the Boy Scouts. When she was younger she was the Explorer Scouts queen for

Kansas City. Bob Byrns, Madonna Manor’s unofficial resident gardener, who contributed a plant to Nate’s creation, also has ties to Boy Scouts. He was telling Nate about a knife his mother gave him when he was a Scout. “Seventy years old and I still got it,” he said.

Richard Cooper of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center of Cincinnati will host a presentation on Saturday. Battery Hooper Days also includes the Holly Hill Petting Zoo, face painting and live music. Food, drinks and homemade ice cream will be sold next door at the Community of Faith Presbyterian Church, where free parking will be available. Civil War re-enacting groups from the area will attend, including the 5th Ohio Independent Battery of Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, the 6th and 35th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and the 9th Kentucky Company C, a Confederate Infantry known as the Orphan Brigade. The event will also feature the Kenton County

Historical Society, the Ludlow Historical Society, the Cincinnati Civil War Round Table and Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, author of “Cincinnati Germans in the Civil War” and “John A. Roebling and his Suspension Bridge on the Ohio River,” among other titles, will discuss his books. Author Stuart Sanders of the Kentucky Historical Society will promote his new book on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Perryville. “We tell Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati’s story from the Civil War,” said Bob Clements. “The James A. Ramage Civil War Museum keeps alive the memories of the Black Brigade of Cincinnati and the soldiers and citizens from the Siege of Cincinnati. Without the museum, this story would become just a memory.” For additional information and directions, visit the city of Fort Wright’s website at and click on the Civil War Museum tab.


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Senior Services of Northern Kentucky is taking over the Transportation Authority of Northern Kentucky’s Day Tripper routes for seniors. “Because of economic downturn and TANK trying to deal with its budget issues, they’ve decided to discontinue the services,” said Sarah Siegrist, advancement associate with Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. Day Tripper services provided transportation for seniors to doctors and various appointments by van. The service transitioned out of TANK in July. A Freedom Grant has allowed Senior Services of Northern Kentucky to provide the rides, she said. “They have asked their clients to contact Senior Services (of Northern Kentucky) and have them get their transportation through us now,” she said. Although free rides are given based on income, any senior or disabled Northern Kentucky resident can get a lift for a reasonable fee. Those interested can call 859-292-7958.

PARK HILLS — Former City Councilman Greg Claypole was appointed Aug. 1 to fill the council seat recently vacated by Albert Fedders. Claypole served as a council member from June 25, 1990, through Dec. 31, 1993. Before and since then, he has been active in the civic association and

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son-in-law John Lewis, as well as Brent Collins, Steve Elkins and Louise Niemer. Claypole received three votes from the five council members, and Elkins won two. “I stayed out of that discussion entirely. I stayed completely neutral, and couldn’t even vote if it had been a tie,” said Catchen. “I’ve known Greg for years. We’ve been on council together. I think he’s a

good man.” Catchen said Claypole has served as the city’s police judge, for minor traffic incidents, and because Claypole has to resign that post to serve on council, he has appointed Elkins to take that position. Both will be sworn in during the meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13. Visit for more community news

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has worked on the city’s Memorial Day parade and community yard sale. “Now my children are grown and I’m somewhat retired so I have more time so I can give back to the city that’s given me so much,” said Claypole, who owns a painting contractor business. “This city is filled with such good people. I still think it’s kind of a small secret. We’re very well-blessed to be in the

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“My first impression of Erin was that she is obviously compassionate and intelligent,” Gentry said. “I also believed she was a woman of action.” Level began to volunteer with Owen County in 2007. Volunteering turned into fostering. Since 2007, she has fostered more than 65 dogs in and out of her house. Most of the dogs were fostered under the care of Good Buddies, her own nonprofit based in Florence. The rescue has pulled from Owen, Rowan, Gallatin, Carroll, Campbell, Garrard and Lincoln counties. There is no physical shelter, but a small network of approved foster homes keep the dogs until a forever home is screened and approved. Level ensures that the dogs are up-to-date on shots and healthy before entering an adoptive home, all at no cost to the foster family. “I want to do everything

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Green Dot program educates to stop violence By Amy Scalf

INDEPENDENCE — Simon Kenton is not only going to be one of Kentucky’s first “green dots,” it will be one of the country’s first. Entering the third year of a five-year research pilot program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Green Dot program at Simon Kenton aims to stop bullying and other kinds of violence by ending tolerance for violence. “When news broadcasts showed the beginning of the swine flu, they showed a red dot for every infection. Every day there were more red dots on the map. If you put a map of Kentucky up there, and the red dots, instead of swine flu, they are instances of violence: a hit or slap, bullying, online bullying, stalking, sexual violence. Then, you replace the red dot with a green dot when one of us intervenes when we see instances of violence,” said Ann Brandon, facilitator of the Green Dot

program in Northern Kentucky through the Women’s Crisis Center in Hebron. “A red dot can also represent the moment when someone chooses to tolerate violence or walk away without doing anything.” She said if the moment isn’t “green,” it’s “red.” “A green dot is any thought, action, behavior or word that communicates utter intolerance of violence of any kind,” she said. “It’s either green or red. You can’t be neutral. Once you know your part, there is no more being neutral. There is no more walking away and saying this is none of my business.” Brandon said Simon Kenton was chosen as the initial experimental site, and Campbell County is a control school in the Northern Kentucky region where the program will be instituted next, because the two schools shared similar population demographics. Simon Kenton Principal Martha Setters is “very pleased” to host the program and believes "all teen-

agers can benefit from” it. The Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation supports Green Dot. Ryan Courtade, NKYF executive director, said the direct peer intervention program fits the foundation’s collaborative approach. “It’s ridiculous to spend time and money to, kind of, re-create the wheel. If someone somewhere has a program that’s working, that’s getting real results, then we should get together and do that, instead of trying to start a whole new thing,” he said. Brandon said the program trains “popular opinion leaders” in school social groups “to intervene when they see a high risk for power-based personal violence: bullying, sexual assault or stalking and dating violence. It’s social diffusion theory: when people see people intervening and doing the right thing, other kids will see them, and do the same thing, which changes the culture of violence. It makes bullying not

cool. It’s like a student-led civil rights revolution.” Simon Kenton students have learned about the Green Dot program, but that’s just the beginning. “It’s a community effort,” said Brandon. “It’s teachers, parents, students and the community. It can’t just be kids. It can’t just be school staff. It has to be ev-

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‘Writ of Mandamus’ featured liked that the book was written by a local author and set in Northern Kentucky but it also has “a political feel to it without having politics per se. It doesn’t take sides.” That ties into the fact it’s an election year, she said. “Plus the book will appeal to such a wide audience,” said Boone County Public Library’s public relation coordinator Becky Kempf. Foster agreed. “Men, women, young, old – we thought it had broad cross-appeal and sometimes that can be challenging to find a book that a majority of people will like because you have to appeal to a lot of demographics.” Even Robinson said the book has something for all readers. “If you love politics, you’ll love my books,” he said. “If you hate politics, I kill politicians, so there’s something for everybody.” Robinson said he always weaves local spots into his books, “not only for the local flavor, but (because) we have so many good places to weave into stories.” According to Foster, one of the local settings, Chez Nora in Covington, is one of the library’s partners for the program and will cater author events planned in all four counties. Readers can meet Robinson at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Grant County Public Library, Williamstown; Oct. 24 at the main branch of the Boone County Public Library, Burlington; Oct. 25 at the Erlanger branch of

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According to Fort Mitchell author Rick Robinson, the best way to think of his book “Writ of Mandamus” is to think of “Kentucky horses, Irish whiskey and Middle East conflict.” The book, which Robinson said is the continuing story of Richard Thompson, a fictional congressman from Northern Kentucky who finds himself in the middle of “intrigue and trouble,” is this year’s reading selection for the Northern Kentucky One Book One Community program. The library systems of Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Grant counties are teaming up for the annual reading program. Committee chair Amy Foster, manager of the Boone County Public Library’s Scheben branch, said the program began in 2007 as an initiative to get everyone in the Northern Kentucky counties reading and talking about the same book. The desire to support a local author was one of the major reasons Robinson’s book was selected, she said. Foster said organizers



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In addition to the author events planned as part of the Northern Kentucky One Book One Community program, Becky Ryder, director of Keeneland Library, will speak in all four counties. Some scenes in the book take place at Keeneland in Lexington. “Keeneland: A Rich Heritage and History” will be held: » Sept. 29, 11 a.m., Grant County Public Library, Williamstown. » Oct. 2, 7 p.m., Campbell County Public Library, Carrico/Fort Thomas branch. » Oct. 9, 7 p.m., Kenton County Public Library, Erlanger branch. » Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Boone County Public Library, Scheben branch. Keeping with the political theme of the One Book One Community selection, residents can learn about some of Kentucky’s historical political figures. Local libraries will also host Chautauqua presentations. Henry Clay, portrayed by George McGee, will be a the Cold Spring branch of the Campbell County Public Library at 7 p.m. Sept. 10. Emilie Todd Helm, portrayed by Betsy Smith, will be at the main branch of the Boone County Public Library in Burlington at 7 p.m. Sept. 21. Justice John Marshall Harlan, played by Edward Smith, will be at the Erlanger branch of the Kenton County Public Li-

“Writ of Mandamus,” by Fort Mitchell author Rick Robinson, is this year’s selection for the Northern Kentucky One Book One Community program provided by the libraries in Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Grant counties. PROVIDED ly neat experience for the author and the readers,” he said. According to Kempf, Northern Kentucky One Book One Community is a great way to meet your neighbors. “The reason we do this program year after year and why we like it so much – as a library today, we’re trying to be a community center.” Events are planned in all four counties during September and October.

the Kenton County Public Library and Oct. 26 at the Carrico/Fort Thomas branch of the Campbell County Public Library. “This is really, really exciting and a really neat experience not only for the reader, but the author as well,” Robinson said. Writers get to interact with a lot of readers when out on book tours. “To get to do it not only in your hometown, but in front of so many readers in successive nights is a real-

brary at 7 p.m., Sept. 27. A number of book discussions are also planned through September and October around Northern Kentucky. Dates include: » Sept. 10, noon, Campbell County Public Library, Carrico/Fort Thomas branch. » Oct. 2, 7 p.m., Kenton County Public Library, William E. Durr branch. » Oct. 2, 7 p.m., Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, Covington. » Oct. 2, 7 p.m., Campbell County Public Library, Newport branch. » Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Kenton County Public Library, Erlanger branch. » Oct. 4, 3 p.m., Boone County Public Library, Florence Branch. » Oct. 9, 11 a.m., Campbell County Public Library, Cold Spring branch. » Oct. 9, 7 p.m., Boone County Public Library, Scheben branch. » Oct. 10, 2 p.m., Campbell County Public Library, Cold Spring branch. » Oct. 11, 10 a.m. Boone County Public Library, Lents branch. » Oct. 17, 7 p.m. Campbell County Public Library, Cold Spring branch. » Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Kenton County Public Library, Erlanger branch. » Oct. 18, 9:30 a.m., Boone County Public Library, Walton branch. » Oct. 18 10 a.m., Boone County Public Library, main branch. » Oct. 18, 2 p.m. Grant County Public Library, Williamstown. » Oct. 18, 2 p.m. Kenton County Public Library, Erlanger.

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Crestview Hills to raise real property tax By Amy Scalf



City leaders have taken the first step toward raising property tax by more than 2 percent. Crestview Hills City Council had the first reading of an ordinance raising the city’s real property tax

rate from 1.520 to 1.545 per thousand dollars of assessed value during the meeting Aug. 9. City Administrator Tim Williams said the amount of the increase is rounded off to 2 percent, although it is slightly more than that. He said the rate is calculated by the amount of revenue expected, so the in-

crease is not fully 2.5 percent, but it is more than 2 percent. “Taxes for a $200,000 home would be about $5 more a year,” said Crestview Hills Mayor Paul Meier. He said the increase would generate an additional $12,100 this year. “We have some city road construction that needs to

be done and other cost increases. Unlike other cities, we don’t have a park tax, street tax, recreation tax, insurance premium tax, tangible property tax or personal property tax. We don’t even charge for garbage collection; the city pays that for the residents,” said Meier. “Not to toot our own horn, but those

are facts.” According to the city’s website,, the real estate tax rate remained the same through 2010 and 2011. The city also has a business payroll tax of “1 percent, capped at the Social Security limit, currently $106,800 for 2011, and a net

profit tax of .75 percent.” Crestview Hills also imposes an annual $50 city occupational license fee, which is collected by Kenton County Fiscal Court. Second reading, which will require a council vote for approval or denial, is expected to take place on Sept. 13.

Enzweiler artwork on display Community Recorder The works of local artist, writer and historian Stephen Enzweiler are on display Aug. 8 through Aug. 26 at Thomas More College. “Clutter from an Empty Head” features caricatures and cartoons that reflect Enzweiler’s attraction to the complexities,


Calling all couch potatoes EDGEWOOD — Northern Kentuckians are taking eight weeks to improve their physical fitness and they have some friends along for the ride. Sit to Fit, a workout program that partners St. Elizabeth’s Sports Medicine with Bob Roncker’s Running Spot, prepares people to run a 5K race. Kristen Smith, one of the program’s coaches, has been running for 18 years. The Independence resident said she was first interested in helping out after running in a similar event in Anderson, Ohio. “The goal is to run a 5K,” she said in the waiting room of St. Elizabeth’s sports medicine building before practice. Participants, who pay


$50 to join, break off into groups after doing some stretching, Smith said. They’re able to exercise with others who have similar 5K goals. “The runners run, the walkers walk and over the eight weeks we increase our time,” she said, adding that in the first week they ran for 20 minutes. Edwin Tanaye, of Florence, has only been running since January of last year, but is also coaching. “I think it’s a great way to get out there,” he said. “(You) get a little bit more fit and feel good about yourself.” The team is aiming to participate in a Sept. 22 race, although completing the race isn’t mandatory. Still, Smith said that of around 50 participants in the Anderson, Ohio, group, about 40 of them completed

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Development district hosts annual meeting Community Recorder The Northern Kentucky Area Development District will hold its 41st annual meeting11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at Turfway

BRIEFLY Noll joins Beechwood administration

FORT MITCHELL — Beechwood High School has named Robert Noll III its new assistant principal. Noll spent 12 years at Newport Catholic High School, serving as principal, before accepting the job at Beechwood. “Mr. Noll’s Noll educational experiences helped him rise to the top of our list of candidates but his character references set him apart,” said Beechwood Principal Ben Zimmerman in a release. “We expect all employees to develop relationships across the Beechwood community especially with the students.” Noll has spent 25 years in education. He’s also taught at Covington Catholic High School and was assistant principal at Bishop Brossart High School. “I am excited and look forward to being a part of one of the best high schools in the area,” Noll said in a release.

Park Hills hosts movie night on Saturday

PARK HILLS — The Park Hills Village Green Committee is sponsoring its first “Family Fun Movie in the Park” on Saturday, Aug. 18.

Park in Florence. The event will begin with light hors d’oeuvres and networking, and the meeting will start at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Admission is $17. For more information or to register, visit and click on the “Register Now” box. Registration is available until Wednesday, Aug. 15.

The fun starts at 8 p.m. and the family movie “Wallace & Gromit – The Curse of the WereRabbit” starts between 8:30 and 9 p.m. Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest. The movie will be shown in Trolley Park. There will be popcorn. Bring your own blanket, chairs, snacks and drinks. In the event of rain, the movie will be moved to the Faith Christian Center, 1101 Amsterdam Road, Park Hills.

He said drivers can access the schools from Wayman Branch and Taylor Mill Road. For more information, call Scott High School at 859-3563146 or Woodland Middle at 859356-7300.

Village Green committee meets

PARK HILLS — There will be a meeting of the Park Hills Village Green Committee at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, in Council Chambers.

Construction causes detour to Scott and Woodland Middle

TAYLOR MILL — Parents, teachers, staff and students headed to Woodland Middle School and Scott High School on Old Taylor Mill Road will need to find an alternate route to school during construction. Portions of Old Taylor Mill Road are closed during construction of new Ky. 16, making the regular entrances unusable until around October, according to Scott High School Principal Brennon Sapp.

Taylor Mill August meeting date postponed

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TAYLOR MILL — The Taylor Mill City Commission will have its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 22, moved from the regular meeting date of Aug. 8. A road hearing will be held at 6:45 p.m. The commission meeting will begin after the hearing. For more information, call 859-581-3234.

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Remke bigg’s and St. Elizabeth Healthcare invite parents, teachers, kids and anyone else preparing for the school year to a free healthy eating demonstration at Remke biggs, 560 Clock Tower Way, at 10 or 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. Remke bigg’s chef and deli manager Larry Anderson will cook up dishes for guests to sample. People who attend will also be able to speak with a St. Elizabeth nutrition expert. Register at www.steliz or by calling 859-301-6300 by Friday, Aug. 17, to be entered into a drawing for a Remke bigg’s gift card and Pump Perks.

Philanthropist honored by council Community Recorder The Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council recently honored Villa Hills resident Brian Brinkmoeller with a Voices of Giving Award for his planned gift to the Covington-based Children Inc. He is among 24 local philanthropists who received Voices of Giving Awards. Brinkmoeller began his relationship with Children Inc. as a single parent of three little girls attending Cathedral Child Development Center. When times were tough, the agency committed to serving his daughters when he couldn’t afford tuition. Now a successful business owner, Brinkmoeller has remained steadfast to giving back to the agency that helped his family. In addition to serving on its board, Brinkmoeller established the Monica Hughes Children’s

Fund at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation to support families who otherwise also wouldn’t be able to afford Children Inc. program tuition. The fund commemorates a young teacher at the Cathedral Center who died suddenly at age 32, and the very teacher who treated Brian and his girls as her own. “Brian’s thoughtful gift will keep giving, ensuring that Children Inc. will always be able to serve kids regardless of their family’s financial situation,” said Jordan Huizenga, director of development for Children Inc. The 14th annual Voices of Giving Awards were presented by PNC. The Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council is a professional association for people whose work includes developing, marketing and administering charitable planned gifts for nonprofit institutions and a variety of other legal and financial settings.

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Teachers get schooled before class starts By Amy Scalf

INDEPENDENCE — Kenton County School District teachers, staff and administrators filled Summit View Middle School a full week before school started Aug. 15 in order to learn a few more things for the new school year. More than 1,000 district employees attended almost 100 professional development sessions held Aug. 6-8 at Summit View Middle School during the Professional Growth Academy, organized by Deneen Zimmerman,

COLLEGE CORNER Kenton residents named to dean’s list Annie Wolff of Edgewood, Julia Fleming of Crescent Springs and Greg Nicaise of Covington have been named to the Centre College winter/spring dean’s list. The list includes students who maintain at least a 3.6 grade-point average.

Kenton residents named to dean’s list

The following Kenton County students have been named to the University of Dayton spring semester dean’s list: Crescent Springs: Katelyn Arnold and Candice Otrembiak. Edgewood: Alexa Arlinghaus, Reid Butler, and Michael Williams. Lakeside Park: Caroline Wise. Park Hills: John Bayer and Natalie McGregor. Villa Hills: Stefanie Arlinghaus, Matthew Giese and Jordan Seitz. The list includes students who achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

Benken wins fellowship

The James Graham Brown Foundation announced that Emily Benken from Dixie Heights High School has accepted an invitation to the Brown Fellows Program Class of 2012-2016. Benken will join 19 other incoming college freshmen chosen for this individualized development program. The Brown Fellows are a group of high-achieving undergraduate students who build leadership skills and a global perspective through the program. In July, Benken and other members of this year’s incoming class went to Istanbul, Turkey, and surrounding areas to study economics, culture and history.

Kenton students graduate

The following Kenton County students graduated from the Florence Campus of National College May 22: Covington: Shelly T. Ford, Brandi L. Shields, Luz S. King, Connie L. Kurtz, Michael P. Maley, Stephen T. Sally, Danielle R. Cooper, Caitlyn E. Denham, Pamela L. Leger and Kevin T. Stallkamp. Erlanger: Byron R. Alvarez. Fort Mitchell: Helen D. McGillicuddy. Independence: Evelyn E. Boyajian, Margie R. Burch and Starlite G. Huneycutt. Latonia: Ruby A Smith. Park Hills: Claire N. Finke and Joshua D. Hammons. Taylor Mill: Matthew W. Kurtz.

professional development coordinator and director of elementary education. “Teachers get trained on new laws and regulations that apply to their jobs, as well as new curriculum, cutting-edge technology and teaching techniques,” she said. Zimmerman said the district has hosted the event for at least 10 years, because it’s informative, effectual and cost-effective. “The PGA is a win-win for everyone. Teachers and staff receive focused instruction by peers without having to travel outside of Kenton County,” Zimmerman said. She said teachers

are required to complete 24 hours of professional development each year. Some of the sessions offered included special education law, organization for students with attention deficit disorders, confidentiality, promoting literacy, arts integration, numeracy intervention and medication training. Zimmerman said one of the more innovative programs presented was a poverty simulator, which required participants to assume the personas of povertystricken family members and consider the choices they would have to make throughout the

month. Tammy Jacobson Teets of the Community Action Commission presented the poverty simulation to more than 50 teachers and family resource center coordinators throughout the district. “It’s especially important for people to get to see it’s not as easy as they think it is and what kind of challenges people face,” she said. “It’s really scary,” said Debbie Morris, an art teacher at White’s Tower Elementary. She attended the simulator and has been teaching for 27 years. “It’s amazing to see how quickly one little thing can make everything turn out

badly. It definitely made me more aware and made me want to be more nurturing.” Simon Kenton teacher Laura Medley Schneider, Kentucky Education Association’s Teacher of the Year, said the event was a good place for teachers to learn about the benefits they receive from the organization. The group offered prizes, treats, goodie bags and free massages during the educational event. “We wanted to treat them all like VIPs, because we believe that everyone here is a very important professional,” said Medley Schneider.

School bells will ring soon By Libby Cunningham

ERLANGER — Despite a full parking lot, Miles Elementary School’s Back to School Fair was casual this year, just as new Principal Josh Jackson was hoping. Jackson’s new to the school, but not to education. He served as Ludlow Independent Schools’ Elementary School principal for three years and has worked in Newport Independent Schools. Although Erlanger-Elsmere Schools are not the urban districts he’s used to, he says there isn’t a large difference. “I saw the position open and it, to me, is a dream job,” he said. “It really is great, the leadership at the district level.” Jackson lives in Union with his wife, Stephanie, and children

Claire and Colin. He went into teaching because he’s always liked kids. Judging by his friendliness and warmth at the Back to School Fair, it’s true. He stops for a moment, while wheeling one of two bicycles that are being auctioned off at the event, to shake hands with Foster Gulick, whose daughter Libby is going into third grade. Libby, from Elsmere, said she’s looking forward to the new year, which started Aug. 15. “Meeting new friends,” she said, is what she’s excited about. Tiffany Gildea, a first-grade teacher, invites students into her beach-themed classroom, including 5-year-old Sydney McAdams. Sydney’s mother, Karla Jackson, says events like this help

Whitney Mason, center, won free school supplies at the Back to School Fair. She is pictured with her mother, Sarah, and brothers Zachary and Gabe. LIBBY CUNNINGHAM/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER her get to know her daughter’s teacher. “Because you get to meet

them, that’s what I was telling her (Gildea,)” Jackson said. “I’m pretty involved, you know.”

Students attend School for the Arts Community Recorder This summer the Kentucky Center welcomed more than 200 young artists from every region of the commonwealth as the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts celebrated its 25th anniversary at Lexington’s Transylvania University from June 17 to July 7. During their three-week stay, 225 student artists from 43 counties were immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips to regional arts attractions. Instruction was offered in nine disciplines: architecture, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theater,

Several Kenton County students participated in The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts summer program. PROVIDED new media, visual art and vocal music. Since 1987, more than 4,200

Kenton residents receive EKU scholarships Community Recorder The following Kenton County residents received merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University: Covington Presidential Scholarship: Frances Collins, Allison Halpin and Rebecca Mays. Excellence Scholarship: David Horton. Founders Scholarship: Claire Sketch. Regents Scholarship: Leah Volpenhein. Edgewood Regents Scholarship: Victoria Critcher and Lindsey

Otis. Founders Scholarship: Madelyn Wendling. Erlanger Presidential Scholarship: Mackenzie Franks and Katelyn Powell. Maroon Scholarship: Jaclyn Hammel. Morning View Presidential Scholarship: Cody Hill. Taylor Mill Founders Scholarship: Keifer Kentrup and Megan Scheper. Independence Presidential Scholarship: Diana Williams.

talented high school sophomores and juniors have attended the school summer program. Addi-

tionally, 21 colleges and universities currently offer scholarships to alumni of the school. The following Kenton County students participated: Beechwood High School: Evan Brown and Adrian Hurley. Calvary Christian: Megan Urz. Covington Catholic: Aaron Schilling and Justin VanDusen. Covington Latin High School: Mindy Reutter. Dixie Heights High School: Nathan Petrie. Holy Cross High School: Ashley Kim and Daniel Reynolds. Notre Dame Academy: Cassidy Gephart, Katie Klensch, Hanna Rapp, and Abby Thomas. St. Henry High School: Natalie Spicker.

Notre Dame students serve on mission trip Community Recorder A group of 23 Notre Dame Academy students traveled to Marquez, Peru, this summer where they experienced firsthand the experience of making a difference in the world. This is the second year that Notre Dame students organized a mission trip to this small community church, Luz Divina, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. In the two years that NDA students have traveled to Luz Divina, they have painted an entire library with an original mural, painted Sunday school classrooms inside and out, painted a

villager’s home with termite protection, provided meals for the school children, supplied the library with more than 50 children’s books, brought jackets and hats for the children to keep them warm through the winter, and provided toiletries for the community. Recent Notre Dame graduate Lauren Crossman went on the mission trip to Peru last summer and returned again this year. At Notre Dame, a key component of a well-rounded education is global understanding. Mission trips such as this broaden the scope of community service for students.




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Is (community) college worth it? One can scarcely open a newspaper, surf the web, or watch a news program these days without encountering this question: Is college worth it? Naysayers point to the rising cost of tuition, the growing level of student debt and persistent, high unemployment rates to argue that a college education doesn’t have the value it once did. Instead of merely entering the debate, we need to reframe the question: Is a community college education of value? The facts about the value of graduating from a community college like Gateway are too important for any parent of a college-age student or any student paying his or her own way through school to overlook. There is no escaping this fact: on average, the more you learn, the more you earn. The data overwhelming show that there is a direct correlation between personal earnings and

the level of educational attainment. Statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor consistently reveal that people G. Edward with postsecHughes ondary educaCOMMUNITY tion have a RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST lower unemployment rate and higher median weekly earnings than people with a high school education. Earning a credential like a certificate, diploma or degree makes a big difference. In addition, information from the Labor Department demonstrates that people with an associate degree or higher are more likely to be employed and earn higher wages than those who have some college but no degree. This trend will continue for

the foreseeable future. Today, even in the current economic climate, the Department of Labor reports that unemployment rate for people with associate degrees is 6.8 percent, well under the average of 9.4 percent for high school graduates and 14.1 percent for high school dropouts. Looking ahead to 2020, job growth of 18 percent for associate degree graduates is expected to outpace the 12.2 percent growth in jobs for high school or GED graduates and even the 16.5 percent growth for jobs requiring bachelor’s degrees. An associate degree delivers significant value from an earnings perspective as well. Labor statistics show the median annual wage in 2010 for a person with an associate degree was $61,560. That is 80 percent more than the average earnings of a high school graduate and just $2,000 a year shy of the median

Kentucky must lead on new health exchange The federal mandate is clear: Kentucky either creates its own online marketplace to help its citizens find and qualify for health insurance or it moves aside and the federal government takes over. These online marketplaces, known as exchanges, are required by the Federal Affordable Care Act, which was recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. That’s a fact. The only question is: who runs it? Us, or Washington, D.C.? Equally clear is the best answer to that choice: Kentucky – not the federal government – should manage its program. So recently I signed an executive order establishing what’s called the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange. Beginning in 2014, the exchange required by federal law will provide one-stop shopping for Kentuckians to enroll in qualified health care plans or through federal and state programs like Medicaid and KCHIP. It also will be the place where employers can enroll their workers in health plans, small businesses can qualify for tax credits and individuals can qualify for tax credits and subsidies to help pay their premiums. My executive order also established an 11-member

Exchange Advisory Board whose members will be announced by mid-August. It sets in motion six Steve Beshear upcoming forums COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST around the COLUMNIST state beginning July 25 with insurers, providers, agents, consumers, employers and advocates to educate the public on insurance reforms and to solicit input on the development of a Kentucky exchange. My decision followed the recommendations of multiple stakeholders – including business groups, hospitals, insurers and health care advocates, groups with as varied points of view as the Kentucky Hospital Association, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Kentucky Voices for Health. They have argued loudly and clearly that they don’t want the federal government running this program for Kentucky. Yet when it came time to find office space to house the program, a legislative committee – voting strictly along partisan lines – tried to block

the creation of the exchange by rejecting that proposal. I overrode their action and authorized the Secretary of Finance to enter into the lease. When are we going to get partisan politics out of policy discussions? The Affordable Care Act is neither perfect nor the end-all solution to health care reform. But it’s a start, and it’s the law. Regardless of your political affiliation, Kentucky and all other states are under federal order to create benefits exchanges for access to coverage for all citizens. With Kentucky’s high rates of cancer and other chronic diseases, this exchange will help our citizens find affordable, quality health care that can help them get on a path to wellness. We can either hide and let the federal government run this program, or we can step up. I am determined that Kentucky will not fall behind in the implementation of our state health care exchange. People who care about Kentuckians know they need help. That’s what we’re going to give them. Steve Beshear is governor of Kentucky.

annual wage for those with a bachelor’s degree. But there is more to the value of a community college education. Public community colleges like Gateway provide the best form of access to higher education. Our tuition rates are significantly lower than public four-year colleges and universities and dramatically lower than for-profit colleges. For example, Gateway’s tuition of $140 per credit hour is less than half the tuition cost of any public university in Kentucky, and a variety of scholarships and financial aid are available to help offset that cost. Plus, credits earned at regionally accredited colleges like Gateway transfer to four-year universities. In Kentucky, our credits transfer to public universities by law. Many independent institutions, like Thomas More College, as well as public ones, such as Northern Kentucky University, offer Gateway grad-

uates significant scholarships to transfer and complete a degree. By going to Gateway for two years and completing an associate’s degree, students can save 40 percent or more of the total cost of a four-year degree! So if you want a college degree without much debt, with highly qualified faculty in small classes, enroll at colleges like Gateway for the first two years, obtain an associate’s degree and then transfer. Is community college worth it? The answer is a resounding yes. At Gateway, we know that education truly does pay, and we would be delighted to show you how. For more information about Gateway, including financial aid opportunities, visit or call 859-4414500. G. Edward Hughes is president and CEO of Gateway Community and Technical College.

Effort under way to reduce whooping cough The Center for Disease Control reports the U.S. is heading for the worst year for pertussis or whooping cough since 1959, with more than 19,000 cases and nine infant deaths reported so far this year. This is twice the usual number of cases. The state of Kentucky also has high rates of whooping cough with 179 cases statewide and 79 (44.1 percent) of these cases coming from Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Grant counties. Northern Kentucky usually sees 25 cases of whooping cough per year. Whooping cough is a very contagious disease spread from person to person by coughing or sneezing while in close contact with others. Many infants and children get whooping cough from their mothers, fathers, older brothers or sisters, or baby-sitters who may not even know they have whooping cough. Infants less than 6 months of age are at high risk for getting whooping cough because they have not received all of their whooping cough (DTaP) vaccinations. These infants get very sick and many must be hospitalized. Adults can also get whooping cough and they can become very sick too. Tdap is the whooping cough vaccine given to adults who are more than 18 years of age. Signs of whooping cough usually begin within seven to 10 days after having close contact with someone who has whooping cough. If

you or your child develops a cold, congestion, fever, runny nose and severe cough, or a cough that lasts more than Christina Rust two weeks, it may be whoopCOMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST ing cough. The COLUMNIST best way to know is to contact your doctor so you can be tested and receive antibiotics if the test for whooping cough is positive. Women who are more than 20 weeks pregnant should also get the Tdap vaccine so they can pass their antibodies to their baby for protection against whooping cough during the first months of life. Pregnant patients who are delivering their babies at St. Elizabeth Edgewood and their immediate family members or infant caregivers more than 18 years old can get the Tdap vaccine for free at the Pertussis Cocooning Clinic. The Clinic is located at St. Elizabeth Edgewood and is open 1-2 p.m Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Fridays; and 3-4 p.m. Wednesdays. The Tdap vaccine is also available for $4 at the Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton County Health Department Centers. Christina Rust is a maternal child educator at St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Income inequality a growing problem

Regarding Tom Wurtz’s guest column, “Why Dems should never run groceries,” any discussion about the fairness of a progressive tax system is incomplete without a discussion about the growing problem of income inequality in this country. Mr. Wurtz wondered how a

progressive would feel about a wealthy woman paying the same amount for a soft drink at the grocery store as an average Joe. Well, I’m perfectly fine with it. But I’m less satisfied with the question of how the wealthy shopper may have been awarded a couple hundred times as much grocery money to spend as the average worker over the same time period.



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A study by the Congressional Budget Office found that since 1979, the richest Americans saw an increase in wealth of about 275 percent, while the bottom 80 percent of Americans saw their incomes increase by only 13 percent. According to a study by the AFL-CIO, the average CEO is compensated 380 times as much as a regular employee. Not all jobs are the same, of

course; CEOs are certainly smart, talented people with tremendous responsibility, and they deserve to be well-compensated. But 380 times as much as one of their own employees, during this time of high unemployment? So much for the theory of “trickle-down economics.” The fairness of a progressive tax system is a legitimate topic

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of debate. Likewise, I challenge Mr. Wurtz to justify the fairness of a CEO having 380 times as much money to spend in his grocery store as the average hard-working American. Until then, I’ll be shedding crocodile tears over the wealthy’s tax rate.

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Colonels gear up for postseason By James Weber

PARK HILLS — Blake Bir has already made history as he begins his third year as starting quarterback for the Covington Catholic football team. The only new history he wants now is to win Class 4A state championship, which would likely require the Colonels to beat Highlands for the first time since 2006. Bir and the Colonels went 10-3 last season, with two of the losses coming to Highlands, including a 49-14 drubbing in the state quarterfinals. Fourth-year head coach Dave Wirth returns a group he labels as fast, athletic and strong. Bir is the top returning signalcaller statistically in Northern Kentucky after throwing for 2,429 yards and 28 touchdowns last year. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Bir led the Colonels to 42 points per game on offense nad has 4,665 aerial yards and 50 scores in his career. Most of his targets graduated,

including record-setting tailback Gabe Gray and his 1,834 rushing yards from 2011. The Colonels have plenty of talent, still. Senior Spencer Hemmer had three TD catches at tight end. Bobby Beatrice, a senior, has 505 career rushing yards and five TDs. Senior receiver Ethan Egbers had 13 receptions last year, and junior Sam Dressman, a 6-4 athlete, had 315 rushing yards and 10 TDs a year ago. Junior giants Christian Stewart and Nick Kathman anchor the offensive line. Both are over 6foot-5, with Stewart coming in at 6-6, 285. The defense could shape up to be the best Cov Cath has had since the 2006 state championship season. Wirth is high on a group that includes eight returning starters, whom Wirth says are big, fast, physical and skilled. Junior Sam Burchell led the team in tackles with 88 from a linebacker slot. The 6-2, 220pound backer had 10 tackles for loss and two sacks. He also made waves in a nationwide under-

Wide receiver Ethan Egbers looks to be a key target this year. FILE PHOTO

COVINGTON CATHOLIC SCHEDULE Aug. 17 Campbell County, 6 p.m. at Dixie Heights Aug. 25 Dixie Heights, 1 p.m. Aug. 31 at LaSalle, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 Boone County, 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at Beechwood, 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Highlands, 7 p.m. Sept. 29 Pendleton County, 1 p.m. Oct. 13 Harrison County, 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at Holmes, 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Conner, 7 p.m.

Covington Catholic High senior D.J. Powell (44) runs through drills July 20. THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER classman camp at Ohio State University this summer, ranking in the top 10 among linebackers there. Hemmer, who plays defensive end as well as tight end, used his 6-3, 265-pound frame to record 65 tackles and 4.5 sacks last year. Senior D.J. Powell is a third-

year starter at linebacker. He has 124 career tackles including 14 for loss. Senior Tanner Fangman, a safety and linebacker, had 15 tackles for loss and four sacks despite missing a lot of time with mononucleosis. Junior safeties Matthew Way

and Austin Oberhausen anchor the secondary as well. Oberhausen was second on the team in tackles, and the pair combined for five interceptions. Cov Cath will start the season with Campbell County Aug. 17 as part of the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown at Dixie Heights. The Colonels will then host Dixie Aug. 25 in CCH’s first home game. Cov Cath will start district play Sept. 21 on the road against those pesky Bluebirds. Follow James on Twitter @RecorderWeber

Juggernauts build depth, momentum By James Weber


ERLANGER — Josh Stratton and his players on the Lloyd Memorial High School football team took a while to get used to each other last year. Once they did, the Juggernauts started to build some momentum into the offseason, and now they’re focused on a strong 2012 season. “We’ve been training hard,” said senior linebacker Dillon Smith. “Last year we came out .500 and ended on a pretty good note. That was our best record in three years so we have to capitalize on that and leave with a good record.” The Juggernauts return seven starters on offense and six on defense from last year’s team that finished 5-7. They reached the second round of the Class 2A playoffs, beating Walton-Verona 13-0 in the first round after losing to the same team 42-14 in week four. “Walton destroyed us in the season and we came back to beat them and it came together,” Smith said. Stratton came back to Northern Kentucky last year after a successful career in St. Louis. He and the Juggernauts took a long time last season to gel with each other. “The second half of last year we ran a different defense than we did the first half, and we’ve now added a lot to that,” he said. “We use different fronts for different offenses. I was too committed to running the ball last year when it

Aug. 17 Owen County, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at Dayton Aug. 31 at Garrard County, 8 p.m. Sept. 7 Walton Verona Sept. 14 Gallatin County Sept. 21 at Holy Cross (Holmes) Sept. 28 Brossart Oct. 6 at Newport C. Catholic Oct. 19 Newport Oct. 26 at Bellevue All games are 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Lloyd senior QB Dexter Smith throws the ball Aug. 2. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER didn’t really fit our personnel. Now we’ll try to get our kids out in space more and give them room to run. We don’t have a lot of big maulers up front.” Stratton said the team’s strengths are team speed, particularly on defense, and the passing game. He said the team needs to improve on its depth, though the program has its biggest numbers, nearly 50 players, in recent years. “We’re much stronger than last year,” Stratton said. “On defense we have nine guys running under 5.0 in the 40 (yard dash). We don’t have 4.4 guys but a lot of guys who are 4.8. In a 2A defense, if you can run like that you can stop

some people.” “We haven’t been this wellconditioned in years,” said senior lineman Chris Schagene. “We haven’t had this many people either. Everything is great.” Senior quarterback Dexter Smith threw for 1,700 yards and 12 touchdowns last year and rushed for 628 yards and seven scores. Dillon Smith, Dexter’s twin brother, returns at linebacker and leads the defense from the middle. He was the team’s leading tackler last year despite missing four games and Stratton considers him the most underrated player in Northern Kentucky. Dexter’s top target is senior Tomi Mejolagbe, a 6-3 receiver who averaged 22 yards a catch last season. It was only his second year ever in the sport, and he has drawn a lot of attention during summer combines. Schagene anchors the lines

with his 6-foot, 300-pound frame. He was the team lineman of the year in 2011. Junior Jacob Sand is a returning starter on both lines this year and gained 30 pounds since 2011. Sophomore Brent Christiansen has sound technique and a bright future on the lines. Senior lineman Mathias Braboy will be a key leader on defense. “We’re looking pretty good,” Braboy said. “We’re practicing our fundamentals and learning the plays. Our defense is really solid and they’re running around the field and doing well.” Junior safety Brian Warren had three interceptions last year and rushed for two scores, but was most dangerous on returns, as he scored four times on punt returns. Senior defensive back Khalid Mohamed is a very hard worker who has had a great offseason, ac-

cording to Stratton. Senior Jared Gabbard is a key returner at running back and safety. Junior Kyle Grant also Stratton plays running back and could be the team’s best cover guy in the secondary, Stratton said. Sophomore Zack Riddle plays receiver and outside linebacker and has a bright future in both spots. Lloyd hosts Owen County Aug. 17 to start the season and plays at Dayton Aug. 24. Lloyd begins district play Sept. 21 at Holy Cross. The Juggernauts are focused on Owen County, chanting “Beat the Rebels” to each other after huddles. Stratton said the players have worked hard in the summer to get off to a better start. “They need to compete like it’s not the first game, not have any nerves,” Stratton said. “Last year we started the year off like a very nervous team. The first game against Owen we had seven or eight turnovers and only lost by two touchdowns. This year, we have to eliminate those turnovers and play good defense like we did then.”



Tigers won’t settle for semis By James Weber

FORT MITCHELL — The seniors on the Beechwood High School football team have not been part of a state championship team. That doesn’t sit well with the group, who were eighth-graders the last time the Tigers won it all in Class 1A in 2008. Since then, Beechwood has lost to Mayfield three straight times in the state semifinals, the latest a backbreaking 19-14 defeat last year out west. That game is never far from the consciousness of the returning players. “It’s on my mind every day,” said senior lineman Corey Biddle. “We worked out every day over the winter, just thinking about beating Mayfield. We have to get the ring this year.” Beechwood has 12 seniors this year. Biddle and 295-pound senior Daniel Middendorf help anchor the lines, which will have allnew starters. Middendorf is by far the largest player on the Beechwood roster. They and seniors Taylor Overstreet and Chad Evans are returning lettermen up front. “We have guys who can play. We’re just young,” Middendorf said. “We’re working hard.” The Tigers lost recordbreaking tailback Cameron Vocke and his 2,038 yards and 32 scores to graduation, but 6-foot-1 senior Max Nussbaum returns to lead the way. He rushed for 1,053 yards and 14 TDs last season. He also had three receiving scores. Nussbaum, who also plays middle linebacker and leads the defense, has a 4.57 speed in the 40-

yard dash. Senior Gage Erdman plays running back, slot and safety and is another speedster in the lineup. He and Nussbaum had a stand- Biddle out season in track last spring in the sprints. “We have a great backfield,” Biddle said. “If we mess up, they can still make plays. Max made an unbelievable Middendorf run last year against Mayfield. He’s huge.” Cameron Lane and Jason Suchanek are returning quarterbacks, as they look to replace 2012 graduate Taylor Davis. Nussbaum also had some time at QB last season. Lane is listed as starter two weeks before the opener. Besides Nussbaum and Erdman, the only returning starter on defense is senior linebacker Chris Lightner. Suchanek is a returning letterman in the secondary. Junior free safety and junior defensive back/ running back Mitch Thomas also bring Beechwood experience. Among top new contributors include junior running back/linebacker Colin Justice, a transfer from Dixie Heights who was one of that team’s top weapons last year. Linemen Mitch McKenzie and Joe Macejko, senior fullback/ linebacker Nate Kinman and junior wide receiver/defensive back Max Shover lead the newcomers to the lineup. “We have big and fast players

BEECHWOOD SCHEDULE Aug. 24 at Simon Kenton, 6 p.m. Aug. 31 Holmes, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at Holy Cross (Holmes) Sept 14 Covington Catholic Sept. 21 Elizabethtown, 8 p.m. Sept. 28 Dixie Heights Oct. 5 Bellevue Oct. 12 at Dayton Oct. 19 at Ludlow Oct. 26 at Newport Catholic All games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

for 2012, but none of that will matter if we don’t have the mental focus and maturity needed to carry us through 15 weeks,” Rash said. “We must develop a tough and nasty approach to the daily grind and every Friday night. Our linemen must dominate the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. This team has a chance to do something special and that is saying a lot considering the huge successes of so many past teams.” The Tigers will play a second scrimmage this year at Goshen in Clermont County, Ohio, Aug. 17. Beechwood’s first regular game is Aug. 24 at Simon Kenton as part of the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown. Beechwood will host Holmes Aug. 31 and then play Class 2A state champion Holy Cross. “We’re actually going to be bigger up front across the line than we were last year,” said Rash. “We won’t have the experience, but hopefully, with some coaching sprinkled in and with some positive attitudes, we can be really special up front because that’s what it’s going to come down to at the end of the thing.” Follow James on Twitter @RecorderWeber and check out local news at

Beechwood head coach Noel Rash gives instructions Aug. 1. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

New coach takes over young Dixie team By James Weber

Dixie Heights junior Joe Radenhausen is one of the team’s top running backs this year. FILE PHOTO

EDGEWOOD — It may not be the same as Rick Pitino taking over as Louisville, but Dave Brossart debuts as head coach for the Dixie Heights football team this year. Brossart was defensive coordinator for the red Colonels of Dixie last season, joining the staff at Dixie after a two-year stay as the head coach of the blue Colonels of Covington Catholic. He takes over for longtime head coach Tom Spritzky, who retired after Dixie went 3-8 last season. Brossart inherits a young team that graduated a lot on both sides of the ball. The offense lost nearly everyone who gained a yard a year ago, most notably standout quarterback Zeke Pike, who originally signed with Auburn but has since transferred to Louisville. Junior Evan Hicks and sophomore Drew Moore are battling at the quarterback slot. Joe Radenhausen is the top contender at running back, and Matt Glad and Aaron Cahill at receiver. Scoring points will be key while the Colonels try to fix a defense that struggled mightily

DIXIE HEIGHTS SCHEDULE Aug. 17 NewCath, 8 p.m. Aug. 25 at Covington Catholic, 1 p.m. Sept. 7 Conner Sept. 14 at Boyle County, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Boone County Sept. 28 at Beechwood Oct. 5 Campbell County Oct. 12 Simon Kenton Oct. 19 at Ryle Oct. 26 Cooper All games are 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

last year. Junior linebacker Seth Caple led the team with 74 tackles and four sacks last year. Alex Milligan, a senior, is a top returning lineman, leading the way on defense, and junior Trey Simmons is the leader of the secondary. Dixie hosts NewCath Aug. 17 to start the season in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown, then will play the blue Colonels Aug. 25 at Cov Cath. Dixie starts district play Sept. 21 at Boone County. Follow James on Twitter @RecorderWeber



Eagles welcome new head coach By James Weber

TAYLOR MILL — Dan Woolley was training himself to someday become the head coach of the football program at Scott High School. That day came sooner than expected, as he steps up to replace Dave Campbell, who had to resign when he took over as assistant principal at Woodland Middle School on the same campus. The transition happened early this summer, but with Woolley and other coaches already being established in Campbell’s system, the Eagles shouldn’t have Woolley any roadblocks as they try to climb the road to success. “It’s been tough replacing a guy who has been one of my mentors,” Woolley said. “It’s been fun to get to something I’ve been looking forward to since I was younger. I wanted to be the next coach whenever he stepped down. Sometimes it doesn’t work out on your schedule, but we’re ready to go.” Woolley, who was assistant coach at Scott the previous four years, takes over an Eagles’ program that was 4-6 last season, losing to Franklin County in the first round of the 5A playoffs. The four wins ties the most the Eagles have since their last winning season, a 6-5 mark in 1990. Scott has averaged two wins a season since then. The Eagles have reasons for optimism, with one of their deepest teams in recent years and new facilities, including a fieldhouse that just opened and the artificial turf football field, which enters its second season. “I’m really excited about this

SCOTT SCHEDULE Aug. 18 at Leslie County, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at Holmes, 7 p.m. Aug. 31 at Taylor, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 Newport, 7 p.m. Sept. 14 Franklin County, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Cooper, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 Grant County, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at South Oldham, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 Conner, 7 p.m. Oct. 26 Brossart, 7 p.m.

Scott head coach Dan Woolley, far left, observes conditioning drills Aug. 6. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER year because we’re working hard and we have a lot of kids coming back who know what they’re doing,” said senior Jacob Smith. “This may be the first time in Scott history we have more than one line of subs. We have second string and third string.” Woolley said the Scott program has its own Pee Wee team in the area, the Taylor Mill Eagles, for the first time. “A lot of those kids, hopefully, will be going to Woodland Middle School and then here, and then we’ll have a feeder school,” Woolley said. “Finally we’re on par facility-wise with the other schools in our district. I think our facilities are second to none, and we’re

really thankful for that. Some of our seniors have been with us for five years and hopefully they’ll see the fruits of their labor this year.” Woolley’s chief on-field task is replacing Ryan Sowder, who rushed for 864 yards and nine touchdowns and was a key cog on defense. The Eagles also graduated receiver Brandon Stamper, who had 507 yards of total offense a year ago. “I think we’re ahead of where we’ve been in the past,” Woolley said. “We have a lot of talented players coming back. We lost Sowder and Stamper, who were our big statistical guys on offense, but we have guys who have

just as much talent. And our whole offensive line is back, and that is huge for any team.” Junior Ben Osborne, a 6-foot-3 junior, returns at quarterback after throwing for 525 yards and five touchdowns a year ago. He also rushed for 297 yards. Junior speedster Josh Castleman is a running back and defensive back who scored three rushing touchdowns last season. Chris Roberts, Nick Thurza, Reed Spata and Nick Brinkman are also likely to see touches in the backfield. Receivers include Nick Wolfe, Ray Everett and Jordan Smith. “We have a lot of guys we feel comfortable with,” Woolley said. “They rotate in on defense, too, so

we have a chance to keep them fresh. And they are fast and athletic. Our skill players can run, so that’s a good thing.” Scott has a lot of returning experience on defense, led by senior defensive back Jordan Smith. The 5-10, 170-pound Smith led the team in interceptions and tackles last year. Senior Trevor Evans and juniors Chris Roberts and Nick Thurza anchor the linebackers. Senior Chase Ford and junior Nathan Pennick are the top returning linemen. Scott will play at Leslie County Aug. 18 to start the season and will play Holmes and Taylor before hosting its first home game Sept. 7 against Newport. Scott starts district play Sept. 21 at Cooper. Follow James on Twitter @RecorderWeber and check out local news at

Pioneers’ path to improvement: Offense By James Weber

INDEPENDENCE — It’s easy to look at the numbers for the 2011 season and see what the Simon Kenton High School football team needs to improve. The Pioneers went 2-9 last year, snapping a string of three straight years of double-digit wins, the best stretch in program history. It was also SK’s first losing season in six years. After beating Casey County 34-9 to open the season, the Pioneers only scored 67 points on offense in the final 10 games. In seven of those games, they scored one touchdown or less, and were shut out four times. Simon returns seven starters on offense, led by Brenan Kuntz who returns for his second season as starting quarterback. Kuntz threw for 1,065 yards and four TDs last year. Three starting linemen return on offense, Ben Racke, Cam Hansel and Nick Fredricks. Racke, a 6-foot-2, 260-pounder is a threeyear starter. Fredricks is 280 pounds. Jacob Huesman and Grant Wassom return as receivers. Andrew Sampson, who played defensive back last year, moves into the offensive backfield and has made some positive waves since then. Veteran head coach Jeff Marksberry, entering his 13th season, called him a great athlete and versatile back. “We believe that our offensive line should be much improved, which will help our run game, pass protection, and overall offensive production,” Marksberry said. “We struggled to get the ball in the end zone last year and now believe Kuntz has a much better command of the offense. Both he and the team went through some

SIMON KENTON SCHEDULE Aug. 17 vs. Danville, 8 p.m. (at Lincoln County) Aug. 24 Beechwood 6 p.m. Aug. 31 Pulaski County, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Holmes Sept. 15 at Newport Catholic Sept. 21 at Ryle Sept. 28 Campbell County Oct. 5 Boone County Oct. 12 at Dixie Heights Oct. 26 at Scott County, 7:30 p.m. All games are 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Simon Kenton QB Brenan Kuntz evades a teammate Aug. 2. Kuntz returns for his second year under center. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

growing pains in 2011. “Overall, our group of receivers is shaping up nicely. We have good depth there. We have the ability to have a productive offense that should be able to run and pass equally well.” The returning starters on defense are Jared Bowling and Mikey Krallman at linebacker, Jared Swanson in the secondary and Brady Gowen on the line.

Chase Wilson, a wide receiver last year, moves to free safety in 2012. Bowling, a senior and one of the top defenders in Northern Kentucky, had 95 tackles last year including 10 for loss and four sacks. Swanson, with four career interceptions, is an explosive athlete who will anchor the secondary. “Our defensive line will have a

couple of new faces this year,” Marksberry said. “The 2011 defensive line was very productive and we feel like we will be solid in this area again. Finding a few more solid linebackers is a must for our 3-5 defensive scheme to be successful. We have been a solid defensive team for the past few seasons and hope to improve on that.” Linemen Ben Walling (of-

fense) and Quinton Marksberry (defense) are among the top newcomers to playing time this year. Simon reached the Class 6A playoffs last year, losing to Louisville Trinity 72-0 in the first round. The Pioneers would like to avoid that fate this year, and aim for prominence in the district once again. “We have a team full of hardworking, committed players that expect to win football games,” Marksberry said. “Our guys have had a bad taste in their mouths all offseason. Several of our athletes have had great offseasons and will look to lead us this season. We are bigger and stronger. We have great team chemistry and our kids know the road is not easy.”



Holy Cross senior RB Jalen Beal, foreground, is one of the top offensive threats in Northern Kentucky. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Indians ready to defend title

By James Weber

COVINGTON — They broke through last season, and now it’s encore time for the Holy Cross football team. The Indians won their firstever Class 2A sate championship last year, bursting through the Newport Central Catholic glass ceiling along the way. Holy Cross had a 12-3 record, edging NewCath by three points in the playoffs before eventually rolling over Glasgow in the state final. The Indians scored 40 points per game last year, but a lot of that production is gone after quarterback Kyle Fuller graduated and took his 4,400 yards of total offense with him. Standout receiver Eric Walker and his

1,283 yards and 20 TDs are also missing. Head coach Bruce Kozerski does have a plan to replace them. “We’ll have some new guys in key spots but we have players who know how to win,” said Kozerski. “We lost some big linemen and we’ll have to make up for it.” Junior running back Jalen Beal will carry a lot of the load after rushing for 576 yards and 13 touchdowns a year ago and catching 50 balls for 820 yards and seven TDs. The dynamic athlete will have to carry the load, at least in the early going. Burt Pouncy, an explosive athlete who became eligible for the team late in the year after transferring from Ludlow, will get a chance to contribute more this year. Senior Travis Gabbard will

HOLY CROSS SCHEDULE Aug. 17 Dayton Aug. 24 at Cooper, 8 p.m. Aug. 31 at Conner Sept. 6 Beechwood Sept. 14 at Oldham County, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 Lloyd Sept. 28 at Newport Oct. 12 at Brossart Oct. 18 Newport Catholic Oct. 26 at Holmes All games are 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Home games played at Holmes High School.

take over under center after years of experience at the JV level. Mike Trail, who just moved in from Arizona, could also be in the mix. Senior Will Knochelmann, a 6foot-5 tight end, will get a chance to be a key receiving target this year.


SIDELINES Ping Pong for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Cincinnati will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Newport on The Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport, Kentucky. This family-friendly event will include a ping pong tournament, activities, raffles, refreshments and more. The goal of Ping Pong for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Cincinnati is to raise awareness and understanding of obsessive compulsive disorder and funds for specialized treatment, ERP and quality of care. Sponsors include Tide Dry Cleaners, Pediatric Care Inc., Lindner Center of Hope, Lindner Center Professional Associates, Crestview Presbyterian Church and Newport of the Levee.

Kentucky Bulldogs The Kentucky Bulldogs will host individual tryouts for the 2013 season in the month of August. The 12-and-under Bulldogs will compete in the Southwest


The offensive line returns three starters in Andrew Munsen, Alex Russell and Jacob Ketron. Pouncy and Beal will also start at defensive back. Senior Devyn Herndon, who returned an interception for a TD in last year’s state final, anchors the line at nose tackle. Kenton, Munson, Russell and Kyle Fischer are also key d-lineman. Vinnie Pangallo is also a re-

turning linebacker, and Cary Sketch adds experience to the secondary. Holy Cross starts the season at home against Dayton Aug. 17, then plays Cooper in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown Aug. 24 at Simon Kenton. HC starts district play Sept. 21 by hosting Lloyd. Follow James on Twitter @RecorderWeber


The 8U boy swimmers from Brookwood Swim Club of Edgewood get in the loop at a meet against Bluegrass. Pictured are (back row) Owen Napier, Ryan Ward, Elias Meiman, Finn Fry, Luke Slusher, (front row) Barrett Dirst and Nicholas Bonta. THANKS TO CYNTHIA SCHOETTKER

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Holy Cross head coach Bruce Kozerski gives instructions in practice Aug. 6 at the Eva Farris complex in Latonia. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY

Ohio League’s Continental Division. The team is mostly made up of Boone County residents. Players must be 12 or under on May 1, 2013. Contact Jeff Bowman at 513-315-4353 or by email at for more information and to schedule a tryout.

Baseball tryouts Competitive Northern Kentucky youth baseball team, formerly known as the RDP Reds (will chose a new name), is currently holding August tryouts for the 2012 fall season. The team’s home field is Dorothy Howell Field, Elsmere. Eligible players must not turn 13 before May 1, 2013. For more information contact Tony at 859-4623503 or email

Officials needed The Northern Kentucky Volleyball Officials Association is seeking individuals who might be interested in officiating high school volleyball matches for

the 2012 season. Training is provided. Contact Sharan Bornhorn at or 859-760-4373. Additional information can be found at

The NKJV 13-1 team shows its state pride at the AAU National Volleyball Tournament Opening Ceremony. The team went on to place 27th out of 121 teams. Players are from Boone and Kenton counties. Pictured are, from left: Top, Leah Metzger, Cali Helinski, Perrin Long, Chloe Klusman, Carlee Lambert, Angel Wilson; bottom, Alli Stinson, Kylee Howard and Taylor Klein. THANKS TO HEATHER HELINSKI


Freedom special events The Florence Freedom, Northern Kentucky’s professional baseball team, will host the following specials: » Shaggin’ Wagon will perform Thursday, Aug. 23 after the game. » Network Sports Broadcast is the Friday night firework theme Aug. 17. » Rockin’ Saturday presented by 92.5 The Fox will feature DV 8 6:05 p.m. Aug. 18. The Freedom will have post-game on-field kickball and other activities supervised by Freedom staff for kids. One fan will be eligible each Saturday night to compete in the back-to-back home run contest to claim $5,000 in cash. For more information, call 859-5944487 or visit

Brookwood swimmer, Mitchell Day, glows during his senioring out swim at Brookwood's last home meet of the Northern Kentucky Swim League regular season. Brookwood is based in Edgewood. THANKS TO CYNTHIA SCHOETTKER



Here is easy-to-make fudge recipe for children Update on Silverglade’s chicken salad clone

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The last couple of years, my grandsons Luke, Will and Jack have submitted items to the junior division at our Clermont County Fair. This year they made fudge, cinnamon spirals and decorated cupcakes. They were so excited, as usual. I brought their offerings in, but I was a bit late in getting them there, so their items couldn’t be judged. They did get ribbons for participation and I learned a valuable lesson. This fudge recipe is easy and really good, an excellent starter recipe for kids wanting to learn to cook.

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Line an 8-inch by 8-inch pan with foil, letting foil hang over sides, and spray the foil. Bring milk to a boil. Add chips and cook on low until melted. Add everything else. Mix. Pour into pan. Chill until hard and cut into shapes.

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Chamber golf outing set The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is taking registrations for its annual Chamber Golf Classic. The event will take place Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Summit Hills Country Club in Crestview Hills. One of the largest golf outings in Northern Kentucky, more than 200 golfers are expected to participate. The golf outing will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with morning and afternoon flights, starting at 7 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively. New this year, morning golfers will play in a scramble format and after-



Rick W. Wurth of Union has been appointed chief executive officer of Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky. Wurth assumes the role after working over the past 20 months as the organization’s vice president for development and facilities director. Founded in 1882, Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky operates two campuses in Burlington

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As mentioned previously, Annie Hoffman’s recipe for chicken salad (her version of this popular salad) is not the recipe that Silverglade’s makes and sells. Their recipe is proprietary and Mike Silverglade said Annie’s recipe is not even close to his recipe. To get the “real deal,” stop by Silverglades at their Findlay Market location or their deli at Eighth and Sycamore streets in downtown Cincinnati.

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the week in which the tire was made – in the case of one of her tires it was week 13. The next numbers tell you the year in which it was made – in that case it simply said 4, which meant 1994. “He really didn’t look at all four tires, he just looked at one and told me that they shouldn’t be on the car because they’re way outdated,” Metzger said. The tires Metzger bought new are actually 17 years old. Clearly, the

tires sat on a store shelf for years before they were sold. And technically there is no expiration date on tires, but now the government says after six years tires tend to rot and can be dangerous. Metzger said as a result of what she’s learned, “I’m very concerned. I haven’t been driving my car for the last few days. I just would like a refund or all new tires.” Remember, tires can deteriorate inside even if they look alright on the

outside. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says tires are only good for six to 10 years. Anything older than that, it says, are just not safe on the roads. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12.

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Old Fashion Day, Sept. 8 Old Fashion Day: 11 a.m to 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, Walton. Parade, craft and food vendors, petting zoo, inflatables, games for children, and musical entertainment. Presented by city of Walton.

6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Sept. 1; 4 p.m.-midnight Sunday, Sept. 2; and 1-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, St. Cecilia Church, 5313 Madison Pike, Independence. Featuring music from Bad Company, The Rusty Griswolds, and The Van Dell’s.

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Riverfest, Sept. 3

3-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, Tower Park Amphitheater in Fort Thomas. Featuring female singer JoDee Messina and locals Tupelo Honey and The Danny Frazier Band. Presented by Fort Thomas Renaissance. Free.

Noon-10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, Newport Riverfront. Live entertainment on Riverboat Row from noon-9 p.m., food, beverages and Rozzi’s largest and oldest fireworks display at dark.

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5-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, Newport Riverfront. Each tent will have food, beer and music. 513-477-3320.

6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8, Holy Cross High School, 3617 Church St., Covington. Northern Kentucky wine tasting 7-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, live music, food court with local restaurants, games, silent auction, raffle prizes. Grand raffle prize will be $10,000 or two year lease on Chevy Cruze. Proceeds benefit the high school. 859 431-1335.

Art off Pike, Sept. 30 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, Pike and Seventh streets., Covington. Artists will exhibit and sell their work.

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11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Immanuel United Methodist Church, 2551 Dixie Hwy., Lakeside Park. Food, arts and crafts for sale, tickets for bounce houses and games. Craft vendor space available. Free. 859-341-5330.

5-11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, noon-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Covington. Mix of German and international foods, music and arts and crafts. Kinderplatz area with rides for children. Through

Community Recorder St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Greater Cincinnati were in the spotlight in the nation’s capital last week, when the administration met with the nation’s healthcare technology leaders to learn what works and what doesn’t in electronic medical recordkeeping. St. Elizabeth Physicians president and chief executive officer Dr. Glenn Loomis was among an eightmember delegation of Greater Cincinnati health technology leaders chosen to go to the two-day event because of their depth of experience and success

with the implementation of electronic medical records (EMR) and health information exchanges. Loomis The Greater Cincinnati healthcare community is considered to be a national leader in the successful implementation of EMR, largely thanks to the work of HealthBridge, a health information exchange organization. The innovative health information network currently encompasses more than 50 hospitals and 7,500 physicians

Scheyer elected to board Community Recorder Health Care Access Now elected Bill Scheyer, president of Vision 2015 and a resident of Erlanger, to its board of directors. He was one of four new board members elected. As presiScheyer dent of Vision 2015, Scheyer is responsible for the strategic direction and operations of the organization that manages the implementation of Northern Kentucky’s 10-year strategic plan, launched in 2005. Before coming to Vision 2015 Scheyer was president of Southbank Partners Inc. Prior to Southbank, Scheyer served as city ad-



health. “I think they chose us to attend this event because of our history in Greater Cincinnati. All parties – the healthcare systems, government entities and employers – work together to effectively implement EMR and exchange healthcare information across the region. The Obama administration really encourages that type of collaboration and they wanted to learn what we’ve been doing and how we see these kinds of initiatives working in the future.” St. Elizabeth Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Physicians implemented EMR between 2010 and 2012.

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Rob Munson of Taylor Mill will be vice president for finance at Xavier University, effective Aug. 16. Munson has been at Xavier since 2003 and was recently promoted to assistant vice president for planning and budgeting. Prior to joining Xavier University, he held positions of controller and vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer for two years at Thomas More College. His corporate experience includes 12 years as vice president of finance and chief financial officer at CBS Personnel Services, and five years at KPMG where he attained the position of tax manager. Munson earned his mas-

ter of business administration at Xavier University in 2008, and his bachelor of business administration in accounting at the University of Cincinnati in 1985. He has been a certified public accountant since 1988 and holds an active license in Ohio. As vice president for finance, Munson will provide leadership to the financial and business affairs of the university. He will be responsible for ensuring financial and business polices and processes, and see that services are developed and executed to advance the mission and priorities of the university. He will lead treasury, controller’s office, purchasing, and auxiliary services and support.

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The Northern Kentucky District Board of Health selected Kurt Pohlgeers, Richard Schuck and Kirk Kavanaugh as officers for its fiscal year 2013, which runs from July 1 through June 30, 2013. Pohlgeers, representing Kenton County, was selected as chair. The owner of J. Kurt Pohlgeers Insurance Agency, he represents the Shelter Insurance Companies. He was appointed to the board in 2011. Schuck, representing Campbell County, will service as vice chair. He is an optometrist with Northern Kentucky Eye Care Center

in Fort Thomas. Schuck was previously chair of the board in 2006-2007. Kavanaugh, repPohlgeers resenting Boone County, will serve as immediate past chair. He is the director of Human Services and Assisted Housing for the Boone County Fiscal Court and has been a member of the board since 2005. Lynne M. Saddler, district director of health, serves as secretary to the board. Other newly appointed

Families needed to host exchange students Boys and girls 15-18 in program Community Recorder ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking families to host boys and girls ages 15 to 18 from a variety of countries from around the world. Students come with an enthusiasm to practice

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their English, experience American culture and share their culture. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a member of their family, giving both the students and families a rich cultural experience. In addition, students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. Stu-

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dents are academically selected onto program, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests. To become a host family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, call Lisa Ries or Rebecca Watson at 1-800-473-0696 or visit

Dixie Heights class of ‘72 to host reunion Community Recorder Dixie Heights class of 1972 will host reunion Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8. The group will meet Sept. 7 at the Dixie Heights football game followed by a casual get-together. A golf scramble will be 10:30 a.m. Sept. 8 at Kenton County Willows Course. A gathering event will be held 8 p.m. to midnight at the Newport Syndicate and includes hot appetizers, beverages and cash bar. Reservations required. Follow Dixie Heights High School class of 1972 on Facebook for more details or call John Wright at 812-284-2352 or email



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Art Exhibits Color Wheel in the Brain: The Art and Life of Dr. Wolfgang Ritschel, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Celebrate life and work of Dr. Wolfgang Ritschel through artist’s visionary blending of color, sight and perception in his paintings, stained glass pieces and sculpture. $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. Through Sept. 2. 859-491-4003; Covington. International Colored Pencil Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Featuring 122 color pencil works culled from more than 500 entries by juror Jamie Markle of F&W Media. Work from dozens of artists explore expressive aspects of color pencil, highlighting its versatility and multifaceted uses. Free. Presented by Colored Pencil Society of America. Through Aug. 30. 859-4912030; Covington. Doug Meyer, 4 p.m.-2 a.m., The Avenue Lounge, 411 Madison Ave., Artwork on display and for sale. Ages 21 and up. Free. Through Aug. 31. 859-261-6120; Covington.

Benefits August Affair: Boots and Heels to End Child Abuse, 7-11 p.m., Radisson Hotel Covington, 668 W. Fifth St., Ballroom. With Big Dave from B105 FM. Music by Off-R-Rockers, rock and country cover band. Dancing, food/drinks and 100 auction items. Highlights include electric guitar signed by Rolling Stones and Ellen DeGeneres Show tickets. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Family Nurturing Center. $80, $70 advance. Reservations required. Presented by Family Nurturing Center. 859-538-1630; Covington.

Exercise Classes Summer Yoga Classes, 3:304:30 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, $32 per person per four-week session. Registration required. 859-491-4003; Covington.

Xanadu, 7:30 p.m. Closed captioning and American Sign Language interpretation., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Otto M. Budig Theatre. Romantic, funny roller skating musical fantasy about a girl who makes her dreams come true. $26, $23 members, $19 students. Through Aug. 26. 859-957-1940; Covington.

Saturday, Aug. 18 Art Exhibits Color Wheel in the Brain: The Art and Life of Dr. Wolfgang Ritschel, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 859-4914003; Covington. International Colored Pencil Exhibition, noon-3 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-491-2030; Covington. Doug Meyer, 4 p.m.-2 a.m. 8 p.m.-2 a.m., The Avenue Lounge, Free. 859-261-6120; Covington.

Dance Classes Tandem Squares, 8-10:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Plus-level Westernstyle square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/ Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-9292427. Covington.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 9-10 a.m., Step-NOut Studio, 721 Madison Road, Latin dance fitness party. First class free. Packages available. Family friendly. $55 for 10-class punch card, $40 for unlimited monthly, $30 for 5-class punch card; $8 drop in. First class free. 859-291-2300; Covington.

Festivals Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social, noon-6 p.m., Community of Faith Presbyterian Church, 1400 Highland Pike, In conjunction with Batterhy Hooper Days. Homemade ice cream, food, soft drinks and cookies. Family friendly. 859-331-3238. Fort Wright. Battery Hooper Days, noon-6 p.m., James A. Ramage Civil War Museum, 1402 Highland Ave., Civil War reenactors, living history actors, petting zoo, family fun and food. Benefits James A. Ramage Civil War Museum. Free. Through Aug. 19. 859-344-1145; Fort Wright.

Health / Wellness A Taste of Health, 10 a.m. Sessions at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Remke-bigg’s Buttermilk Towne

Music - Blues Ricky Nye Inc., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. With Little Frank, guitarist., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., 859491-8027; Covington.

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Bugs Galore, for ages 2-5, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington. Cost included with admission. For more information, call 859-491-4003 or visit THANKS TO REGINA SIEGRIST Center, 560 Clock Tower Way, St. Elizabeth Healthcare professionals present on healthy eating for back-to-school while Remke bigg’s chef Larry Anderson cooks up dishes for guests to sample, including granola, homemade veggie pizza and surprise casserole. Free. Presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare. 859-3016300; atasteofhealth.aspx. Crescent Springs.

Music - Blues Ricky Nye Inc., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. With Little Frank, guitarist., Chez Nora, 859-491-8027; Covington.

Music - Classic Rock Swan, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Shimmers Tavern, 1939 Dixie Highway, $3. 859-426-0490. Fort Wright.

Music - Concerts Punch Brothers, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Folk-based songwriting, dynamic, virtuosic instrumental interplay, improvisation, jazz-like harmonic movement and incisive vocal melodies with lyrics that form a sort of epic poem. $30. On sale 10 a.m., June 15. 800-745-3000; Covington.

Manuel, 7-10 p.m., Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, Free. 859-426-1042. Crestview Hills.

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social, noon-5:30 p.m., Community of Faith Presbyterian Church, 859-331-3238. Fort Wright. Battery Hooper Days, noon-6 p.m., James A. Ramage Civil War Museum, Free. 859-344-1145; Fort Wright.

On Stage - Theater Xanadu, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $26, $23 members, $19 students. 859-957-1940; Covington. Big K 5K, 9 a.m.-noon, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Fruit, water, Big K soda, bagels and a Kroger ice cream sundae bar for all, as well as circus performers, face painting, games, prizes and a free "fun run" for children.

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Fundraising for memorial a success Community Recorder With less than a month away until the Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund’s Ride II Remember on Sept. 2 fundraising intensity is heating up across the commonwealth. Online registrations for the motorcycle ride-in event, as well as advanced ticket sales for the Kentucky Headhunters concert, continue to pick up momentum with over 1,200 attendees expected at the event. Financial and inkind contributions from area companies combined with the support of hundreds of volunteers and donors are making headway toward the event fundraising goal of $100,000. A total of $1.2 million is needed for the construction of the memorial. Money is also being raised by volunteers across Kentucky. These funds will be used for the design and construction of a memorial at the entrance to Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort. The memorial is intended to honor all Kentucky Guardsmen who have served in any duty status from March 1912 to present. It is especially intended to remember those who perished in the line of duty.


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Names of 141 Kentucky Guardsmen have already been preliminarily confirmed for inclusion on the memorial. Verification and research is ongoing to ensure that all Kentucky Guardsmen are properly recognized. More than 1,000 motorcycle riders will be departing at various times from starting points including Ashland, Bardstown, Beaver Dam, Columbia, Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Frankfort, Georgetown, Glasgow, Lexington, London, Louisville, Owensboro, Paducah, Somerset and Walton. All will gather at the Healing Field in Lawrenceburg for fellowship, food and live entertainment. A classic car cruise-in and motorcycle rally will take place that afternoon. Numerous raffles, door prizes and silent auction items are being donated by individuals, local companies and organizations. For more information, visit www.kyngmemorial. com/html/ride_to_ remember. To register, visit

The Northern Kentucky Health Department is offering a continuing education course on HIV for health care providers 5:307:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Health Department’s District Office, 610 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood. The course covers basic medical information about HIV disease, progression, transmission and prevention; management of HIV

in the workplace; legal issues; statistics; and local resources for HIV testing and case management. Cost is $20. A check made out to the Northern Kentucky Health Department or cash is payable at the time of class. Scholarships are available. Class is limited to 30 participants. Reservation deadline is Monday, Aug. 20. To register, visit For more information, call Bob Ford at 859-363-2085.

Museum receives grant Community Recorder Behringer-Crawford Museum Board of Trustees, Inc. has received a $55,000 grant from the Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee to renovate and update the Fifth Third Bank Schmidlapp Education Amphitheater located at the museum. The Fifth Third Bank Schmidlapp Education Amphitheater, in operation

since 1994, is one of the museum’s most popular features. Visitors can enjoy educational programs, art shows and open air concerts on a summer afternoon or underneath the stars – surrounded by the natural beauty of Devou Park. It has been the site for numerous weddings, corporate receptions and special museum events.

Eva Burris Eva Burris, 88, of Erlanger, died Aug. 6, 2012. She was a retired nurse who worked at T.B. Sanatorium and Children’s Psychiatric Hospital, taught Sunday school for 30 years and received a 50-year pin from the Eastern Star. Her husband, Walter Burris, and brothers Leonard and Alexander Abrams died previously. Survivors include her sons, William Michael Burris, Samuel Nathan Burris, and Steven Anthony Burris; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and sister, Irene Leikin of Chicago. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger. Memorials: Sunrise Children’s Services, 300 Hope St., Mount Washington, KY 40047 or Erlanger Church of Christ, 458 Graves Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018.

Della Kuntz Della May Kuntz, 101, of Fort Wright, died Aug. 4, 2012, at Madonna Manor in Villa Hills. Della was a member of Lakeside Christian Church in Lakeside Park, a past president of the American Business Women’s Association, the National Office

Manager’s Association and the Northern Kentucky Chapter of the Toastmistress’ Association, a former office manager for both the Cincinnati Symphony and Architectural Products of Crescent Springs, and was active in the Greater Cincinnati Girl Scouts of America. Her husband, William Kuntz, died previously. Survivors include her nephew and niece, and a great-niece and two great-nephews. Interment was in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Erlanger. Memorials: Lakeside Christian Church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, Lakeside Park, KY 41017.

Vera Von Handorf Vera A. Von Handorf, 90, of Lakeside Park, died Aug. 6, 2012. Survivors include her husband, Harry J. Von Handorf of Lakeside Park; children, Jim Von Handorf of Bellbrook, Ohio, Dave Von Handorf of Fort Mitchell, Margie Cross of Edgewood and Tom Von Handorf of Burlington; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and sister, Norma Wilson of Cincinnati. Entombment was at St. Mary Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorials: Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, 75 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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Dorothy Fairbanks, 43, of Cincinnati and Brian Kramer, 45, of Taylor Mill, issued July 31. Gabriella Leite, 28, of Toronto and Kevin Hein, 48, of Erlanger, issued July 31. Melodye Gibson, 54, and Kevin Pollard, 51, both of Cincinnati, issued Aug. 1. Meleia Teegarden, 20, of Morningview and Justin Hunt, 21, of Independence, issued Aug. 1. Catherine Gregory, 37, and Anthony Russell, 32, both of Cincinnati, issued Aug. 1. Laura Scruggs, 55, and James Brandy, 52, both of Covington, issued Aug. 1. Amber Redman, 31, of Morningview and James Stephens, 32, of Independence, issued

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Alison Warken, 30, of Covington and Stephen Braun, 33, of Cincinnati, issued Aug. 3. Sandra Paul, 47, and Robert Clifton, 46, both of Cincinnati, issued Aug. 3. Valerie Hensley, 28, and Charles Goetz II, 31, both of Covington, issued Aug. 3. Danielle Fultz, 26, and Stephen Ventus, 26, both of Loveland, issued Aug. 3. Liz Farris, 34, of Erlanger and David Wilson, 28, of Cincinnati, issued Aug. 6. Katrina Clark, 41, of Reynoldsburg and Carvell Williams, 40, of Cincinnati, issued Aug. 7. Megan Stapleton, 24, of Cold Spring and Chase Autry, 26, of Florence, issued Aug. 7.

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Possession of drug paraphernalia Needle found during car search at 1937 Dixie Hwy., Aug. 5. Public intoxication, possession of controlled substance Pills found on man sitting in parking lot car at 3339 Madison Pike, July 27. Shoplifting Merchandise stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 3. Merchandise stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., July 14. Merchandise stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., July 15. DVDs stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., July 17. Merchandise stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., July 18. Video games stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., July 21.

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produce insurance card at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 1. Christina M. Vires, 23, 3796 Autumn Rd., shoplifting, possession of suspended license at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 1. John M. Rauck, 40, 3522 Kimberly Dr., No. 6, shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 3.

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Restrictions: Coupon required for each person. One coupon per person per visit. Not valid after 8 PM on Friday or Saturday. No cash refunds. Expires 10/31/12.

Madison Avenue Christian Church, Covington is celebrating its Centennial year. During the month of September, MACC is honoring those couples who were married at the church. If you were married at Madison Avenue Christian Church, please contact us

via email at or by phone at 859-261-0226.

Let us know your name, contact number, and wedding date. The church would like to invite you to be honored in the worship service on

Sunday, September 9 at 10:45am with a reception following the service.


School supplies stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., July 22. Merchandise stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., July 24. Shoplifting, possession of drug paraphernalia Needles found after jeans stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., July 23. Shoplifting, possession of suspended driver license Electronics stolen, suspended driver license displayed at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 1. Theft Fraudulent checks used at 939 Helen Ruth Dr., Aug. 2. Electronics and tools stolen from car at 2481 Stonewell Trl., Aug. 6. Wallet, cash and cards stolen at 1125 W. 33rd St., Aug. 6.

PARK HILLS Arrests/Citations Joshua P. Newborn, 26, 1204 Elberta Cir. Apt. 6, driving on DUI suspended license at St. Joseph Ln. and Elberta Cir., July 19.

Incidents/Investigations Auto theft Black Cadillac sedan stolen at 1035 Hamilton Rd., July 22. Burglary Refrigerant stolen at 1450 Dixie Hwy., July 27. Criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness Man broke car windshield and window and dented car at 1109 Mt. Allen Rd., July 21. Identity theft Accounts opened and money taken without permission at 1028 Rose Cir., Aug. 4. Theft Radio stolen from car at 1220 Elberta Cir., Aug. 6. Man's name forged on business checks at Arlington Rd., July 14. Wanton endangerment Man fired .38-caliber revolver inside a residence at 918 Terrace Dr., July 31.


Our stores are


Thursday August 16th

for our company picnic. We will re-open Friday at 10:00am for this tremendous 3-day event


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Thursday August 16th

for our company picnic. We will re-open Friday at 10:00am for this tremendous 3-day event


days only! don’t miss out

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Queen Mattress




Limit 2 per customer



Advanced comfort, cushion firm support

Sale Twin XL Set ............ $899 Full Set ..................$1099 Queen Set ............$1299 King Set ................$1699

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-$150 -$200 -$225 -$300

Final Set Sale Price $749 749




Goodnight Refined™ A new level of cradling comfort and deep down suppor

Sale Twin XL Set ..........$1849


Full Set ..................$2299


Queen Set ............$2499


King Set ................$2999


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Renewal Refined™ A new level of cradling comfort and deep down suppor

Final Set Sale Price $1699 1699

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Twin XL Set ..........$2349


Full Set ..................$2799


Queen Set ............$2999


King Set ................$3499



Supreme comfort, advanced support

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Less Boxspring Savings

Twin XL Set ..........$1349


Full Set ..................$1799


Queen Set ............$1999


King Set ................$2499


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Final Set Sale Price $1199 1199

$1599 $1774


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Full Set ..................$2299


Queen Set ............$2499


King Set ................$2999


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Well BeingRefined™ Experience Serta’s Newest iComfort Bed.


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Twin XL Set ..........$3049


Queen Set ............$3999


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NO INTEREST if paid in full in

60 up to


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