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Transportation cabinet shares Brent Spence corridor plans By Melissa Stewart

Crescent Springs resident Lou Hartfiel picks up a package of 12 candles and paper bags inside the city's public works garage to place in a package with baggies of sand to create luminary kits in support of the Northern Kentucky 9/11 Memorial being built in the city. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Luminaries will light 9/11 Memorial progress By Chris Mayhew

CRESCENT SPRINGS — The Northern Kentucky 9/11 Memorial is rising up in the city as organizers of the monument ask people to raise flags Sept. 11 and “Light The Night” with luminaries. The monument is being built inside the city’s Community Park off Buttermilk Pike near the intersection with Collins Road. And luminary kits are being sold for donations of $15 each at the city building to help further work at the monument. The NKY 9/11 Memorial Committee is asking people all over Northern Kentucky to fly their flags, and line their sidewalks, driveways and porches with luminaries on the anniversary day. Volunteers from the Northern Kentucky ironworkers, welders, the Kenton County Veterans Association and city firefighters were scheduled to to erect the first phase of the memorial Aug. 31 – a likeness of the twin World Trade Center Towers. Ironworkers from Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties were volunteering because 9/11 and the World Trade Center Towers are important to the union on an international level, said Jason Mullins, business

LUMINARY KITS AVAILABLE Luminary kits with 12 bags, 12 candles and sand will be available at the Crescent Springs City Building, 801 Buttermilk Pike. Kits are $15 each and support the Northern Kentucky 9/11 Memorial. For information call Sue at the city building 859-341-3017. For information about the memorial visit

manager for Ironworkers Local Union 44, of Edgewood. On the day the towers fell 12 years ago, and before others could react besides the initial firefighter and police response, ironworkers from around Manhattan left job sites and showed up to help, Mullins said. Ironworkers were one of two crafts allowed around the World Trade Center initially because of their skills and knowledge, he said. “The towers, they built the place and understood how the World Trade Center was built, it was built with a lot of structural steel,” he said. Ironworkers brought tools to cut steel beams apart and brought cranes to pull chunks of metal and concrete away as digging for the living and dead commenced. Mullins said he has talked to

ironworkers who were at the World Trade Center helping who told him how they were personally changed by finding the dead. Erecting the first phase of the monument around Labor Day is an appropriate time to consider what happened on 9/11 and remember what the people who were killed were doing, he said. “The people in those towers, they just went to work that day,” Mullins said. The idea for the memorial started when Crescent Springs/ Villa Hills Fire and EMS Department Chief Jeff Wendt applied for and received a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, said Lou Hartfiel, one of the memorial committee members. The steel remnant will be incorporated into the NKY 9/11 Memorial. “When he got that, the fire chief asked if we would do a memorial,” said Hartfiel, who is also a member of city council. As a fundraiser for the memorial, and to show patriotism on 9/11, Hartfiel said he is making luminary kits as people order them. The memorial is important because it will tell the stories of fire and police responders, what happened as the Pentagon was damaged in Washington, D.C., and with the plane crash at Shanksville, Pa., Hartfiel said.



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FORT MITCHELL — As plans for the Brent Spence Bridge replacement project are underway, so too are plans for the reconfiguration and update of several miles of highway leading to and from the bridge. At the Aug. 19 Fort Mitchell Council meeting, Robert Hans, executive director of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, gave a presentation on the impact the corridor project could have on the city. The cabinet has been meeting with surrounding communities the last several months discussing the project and spark discussion. “A key component of the project is to keep the communities growing and vibrant,” Hans said. “The project is not just the replacement of a bridge over the Ohio River.” The corridor project focuses on improving safety

and efficiency of traffic flow. The Kentucky side of the project includes Interstate 71/75 to the interchange at Dixie Highway (exit 188). Plans are preliminary, Hans said. Possible changes that would impact Fort Mitchell, however, include the linking of Kyles Lane and Dixie Highway interchanges, noise barriers, the expansion to six lanes and tolls. Fort Mitchell Mayor Chris Wiest said the project is a concern to many residents and that’s why council invited the cabinet to make a presentation.

Linking Kyles Lane and Dixie Highway

According to Hans the close proximity of the Kyles Lane and Dixie Highway interchanges creates safety concerns and lowers the level of traffic flow efficiency. See BRENT, Page A2

Property owners weigh in on project’s impact By Melissa Stewart

Dan Wachs, 65, of Park Hills, understands the magnitude of the Brent Spence Bridge and corridor projects. “I realize the need for the projects,” he said. “I’m in favor of the bridge.” With his property on a list of those potentially impacted by the corridor project, however, Wachs said he has some concerns. He rents out the building at 502 St. Joseph Lane, Park Hills. The rent he’s paid has served as a supplemental income since he retired from the Kenton County School District. Wachs’ property could po-

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tentially be completely acquired for the corridor project that includes the expansion to six lanes, and the linking of Kyles Lane and Dixie Highway interchanges. “I hope to get a fair shake for the property,” Wachs said. “It’s a big part of my income, hopefully I’ll be compensated fairly. There’s also the sentimental value. The property (originally owned by his grandfather) has been a part of my whole life. I had my first job there and it’s grown into a bigger responsibility.” He also worries about his tenants. See IMPACT, Page A2

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According to Hans, anytime there is an improvement project along the interstate, by Federal guidelines, the cabinet must evaluate noise levels. If noise levels increase by a certain amount, some

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type of noise barrier may be necessary, he said. Although the cabinet can make suggestions, Hans said it is ultimately up to the community to approve or disapprove the construction of noise barriers. “We’re required to have public hearings to discuss effects of noise walls and to determine if commu-

According to Stacee Hans, environmental coordinator for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, when and if the right-of-way process is necessary, each property would be appraised and assigned a negotiator to work out the details of acquisition. In addition, a relocation agent will be available to any persons dwelling in any structure that is taken with the property, even if they are renting. The list of potentially impacted properties, however, Hans said is a worse case scenario. “We’re still working on ways to stay in our existing right-of-way as much as possible,” she said.

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nity wants a noise wall and if so what the specifics would look like,” he said. Right now, the cabinet sees the possibility for two noise barriers. The first would be constructed along the east side of the interstate from the beginning of the project, south to Dixie Highway, up to the ramp connection. The second would be on the east side, north of Dixie Highway, to Kyles Lane.

Six lanes

According to Hans, the plan is to expand the interstate to six lanes, both north and south, for a total of 12 lanes. In this option, as vehicles cross the newly constructed bridge (located to the west of the current Brent Spence) they will merge into eight lanes in both directions, for a total of 16 lanes. “This will double the potential capacity,” he said. “About 172,000 vehicles drive the corridor daily; $417 billion in freight cross through.”

Financial impact

The future of the project, however, is completely dependent on funding, which will ultimately be decided at the legislative level. The transportation cabinet has been charged with the giving recommendations as to how to financially deliver this project. According to Hans, the only way the cabinet sees to fund the project is through the use of tolls. A private partnership, however, is possible. The tolling option has been met with much debate throughout the region. Fort Mitchell officials were quite concerned about this possible funding method.

According to a chart and maps compiled by the cabinet a total of 183 properties stretched along Interstate 71/75 to the interchange at Dixie Highway (exit 188) could be impacted. Fifty-six of those properties, located in Fort Wright, Park Hills and Covington, could be completely acquired, Hans said. Days Inn in Fort Wright is one of those properties that could be taken. “As far as how we feel about it, it’s a good and bad situation,” Days Inn general manager Bill Bushey said. “The bridge is badly needed by the area. The flip side of that is that we’re sad to know there is a possibility we may have to close our business.” Other properties along the corridor on the cabinet’s maps show slivers possibly needing to be acquired for construction of the project. Fort Wright Councilman Bernie Wessels’ business, Construction and Development Company Inc., could be partially impacted. The building on the property would not be impacted. “That’s a worst-case

scenario list, and that’s consistent with what they’ve been saying for years,” Wessels said. According to Hans all owners of the potentially impacted properties have been notified. In the fall of 2011, she said, the owners were surveyed to give the cabinet a better picture of the potential impact of two particular plan options they were looking into for the project. Public meetings were held, as well, to discuss that survey and the steps that occur in the right-of-way process. In addition, the cabinet, she said, is willing to continue communication with property owners. “We can definitely sit down with individual property owners who want to know specifics,” Hans said. As of now, there is no set time frame for the construction or right-ofway process. The future of the project is completely dependent on funding, which will ultimately be decided at the legislative level.

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FORT WRIGHT — The city’s property tax rates will be staying about the same, a slight bump up for real property and a little less for personal property, according to the first reading of an ordinance Aug. 21. The rates will be set at the next meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 4. “The city is on good financial ground. We have chipped away most of the debt, probably within the next two years, we’ll be debtfree,” said Mayor Joe Nienaber. “By holding the compensating rate, we’ll be able to accomplish everything we’ve budgeted for next year. For the first time probably in 10 years we’re engaging in an aggressive road program, and we’re doing full street replacement again, and the city’s going to benefit from it.” City Administrative Officer Gary Huff presented proposed rates for 2013-2014, taking the compensating rate for both real and personal property. The compensating rate is defined as the tax rate that will produce approximately the same revenue as the previous year, according to Kentucky Revised Statute 132.010. Tax revenues can change depending on assessed property

values. Council members approved the real property rate at $2.57 per $1,000 of assessed value, up from last year’s rate of $2.51. “The tax value went down about a million dollars, that’s why the tax rate went up a little,” said Huff. The personal property rate went down, from $3.42 per $1,000 of assessed value last year to $3.19 per $1,000 of assessed value for the coming year. Huff also reported that the city came in $401,455 under budget at the end of the 2012-2013 year. He said that amount is reflected in the city’s carryover balance of $3,507,723. The city’s website can be found at The 2013-2014 budget, which was passed by City Council in April, anticipates $4,058,750 in revenue, an increase of $341,100 over 2012-2013’s revenue of $3,717,650. During the Aug. 21CQ meeting, city leaders also updated the city’s waste collection fee, which went up from $143.52CQ per dwelling each year to $145.22.CQ Huff said the amount is collected by the city and simply passes through its account to pay Rumpke Consolidated Companies.

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“Our proposal has the Kyles Lane and Dixie Highway interchanges linked together with a collector-distributor roadway system,” Hans said. The system will be similar to the I-75/Donaldson Road Interchange. “So, as you’re traveling northbound, signs will (indicate that in order to) exit to Dixie Highway or Kyles Lane, you will exit off the interstate onto this roadway system,” he said. Drivers will have the option of exiting off Dixie Highway or Kyles Lane or continuing north back on to the interstate. The same situation applies to southbound travelers. Wiest said he has concerns about the potential traffic impacts of the proposed roadway system. Currently during rush hour, Wiest pointed out, the Kyles Lane exit is often backed up. With the proposed collector-distributor roadway system southbound travelers wanting to exit off Dixie Highway to Fort Mitchell will be forced to take the roadway system that includes the heavily used Kyles Lane exit. “I want to do some more digging,” he said. “I’m concerned about the congestion at that exit point during rush hour traffic.”


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Locals earn College Book Award

The following local high school students were awarded the 2013 Saint Michael’s College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience: K Grome, of Burlington, a student at St. Henry District High School, Maria Linkugal, of Florence, a student at St. Henry District High School, and Nicole Zatorski, of Fort Mitchell, a student at Villa Madonna Academy. The award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in volunteer service and academic achievement. Award recipients, named at schools throughout the country, are high school juniors who are inductees of the National Honor Society or an equivalent schoolsponsored honors organization. They must demonstrate a commitment to service activities in high school or community organizations, taking leadership roles in these activities.

Connor completes degree

Danielle Elizabeth Connor, of Crescent Springs, recently received a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

The sixth-grade students at St. Henry School created Cincinnati Reds Brochures, which they mailed to the team. In return, each student received four Reds tickets and a Cincinnati Reds balance bracelet. THANKS TO LAURIE BAUER

Gentry named NKU vice president for university advancement


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Geoffrey S. Mearns, president of Northern Kentucky University, recently announced that Eric C. Gentry has been named vice president for university advancement. He will begin on Oct. 1. Gentry has served as associate vice president for Gentry development at the University of Texas at San Antonio since 2008. As vice president, Gentry will lead an NKU advancement division that includes fundraising, alumni programs, marketing and communications, media relations, the NKU Foundation, special events and WNKU public radio. He replaces Gerard St. Amand, who announced earlier this year he would be returning to the NKU Chase College of Law as a full-time professor after serving as vice president since 2006. Gentry and his wife, Loni, are the parents of 1-year-old twins, Parker and Emery Lynn.

The faculty of Beechgrove Elementary School begin the first day of the new school year with enthusiasm. THANKS TO TONYA BRUMMER

Toolkit encourages business engagement in education Community Recorder

Is your business engaged in education? As a business you can support the education pipeline and be a key partner for student success. Simply put, successful students equal a quality future workforce. Not sure how to get involved? Now there is a new business engagement toolkit that employers can use to help them focus their efforts. “Our company has been committed to education for a number of years, but now we have a new toolkit that provides us with concrete information about programs that have measurable results and demonstrated impact in our schools,” said Jean Loftus of

Loftus Plastic Surgery. “We want our commitment of time and resources to make a real difference, and having this toolkit makes it possible to do so.” This year, the Northern Kentucky Education Council’s volunteer Action Team that focuses on business engagement developed the toolkit which outlines ways in which a business can help impact student achievement. The toolkit provides concise program overviews, success stories, and ways to get involved. By using the toolkit, businesses can easily match their available resources and areas of interest with specific programs and initiatives. Graphic design for the

toolkit was made possible by establishing a unique collaboration with Thomas More College’s Art Department. Assistant Professor Rebecca Ruehl Amann and her students donated both time and talent to the project for the graphic design. The Action Team, comprised of business, education and community leaders, is currently developing a strategic distribution plan to get the toolkit into “the hands” of business leaders. In partnership with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the team is identifying local companies that may be interested in connecting with neighboring schools and engaging in toolkit programs.

Locals garner Hanover honors

The following local students made the dean’s list for the Spring 2013 semester at Hanover College. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.5 or better: Stephen Otte, a junior psychology major, is the son of Robert and Sally Otte of Edgewood, and is a graduate of Covington Catholic High School. Tara McMahon, a junior Spanish and elementary education major, is the daughter of Pam and Michael McMahon of Erlanger, and is a graduate of Highlands High School. Lauren Schultz, a sophomore communication major, is the daughter of Barry and Rebecca Schultz of Erlanger, and is a graduate of Dixie Heights High School. Aaren Kettelhut, a junior chemistry major, is the daughter of Brett Kettelhut and Teresa Intemann of Villa Hills, and is a graduate of Beechwood High School.

Fort Mitchell student earns faculty honors

Michael Maurer, of Fort Mitchell, earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for Spring 2013 at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester.

Moran enrolls at JMU

Madyson Moran, of Taylor Mill, enrolled at James Madison University for the Fall 2013 semester. Moran has yet to declare a major.

Proffitt graduates

The following local students were among the 208 students who received the Bachelor of Arts degree during Hanover College’s 180th annual commencement: Stephanie Proffitt majored in art. She is the daughter of Steven and Rebecca Proffitt of Independence, and is a graduate of Simon Kenton High School.


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Young Lloyd cross country team ready to attack 1A By James Weber

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Dixie Heights defense ready to step up

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EDGEWOOD — Defense was a major issue for the Dixie Heights High School football team in 2012. One need look no further than the 57 points allowed to Henry Clay in a first-round playoff matchup last November, on a night when the Colonels posted 50 themselves. The opposing output was typical of a year in which Dixie allowed 35 points per game on its way to a 3-8 record. Now, with seven returning starters on defense, all older and wiser, the Colonels are already seeing improvement, although the record doesn’t show it yet. Dixie lost 21-13 on Aug. 30 to its blue Colonel neighbors from Covington Catholic in the season opener for the red ones of Edgewood. Cov Cath had posted 40 points in its scrimmage and 42 in its season opener Aug. 23. CCH lost its starting quarterback, mobile Adam Wagner, to injury during the game, but its stable of running backs and big offensive line remained intact. “We’re very optimistic,” Dixie head coach Dave Brossart said. “We played a team that can give Highlands a run for their money. We thought we were very physical against them. We gave them a touchdown on third

IF YOU GO: What: Beechwood vs. Dixie Heights football game When: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 Where: Beechwood High School, 54 Beechwood Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 Records: Beechwood 1-0, Dixie Heights 0-1 Last week: Both teams played in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown. The Tigers beat Lima Senior 20-14 and the Colonels lost to Covington Catholic 21-13.

and 20. We controlled the clock and time of possession. We made them punt five or six times. Give Cov Cath credit: They made two great plays in the end zone and made interceptions at critical times.” Dixie will hope to keep making stops as the Colonels play another nearby rival with a strong pedigree this Friday, Sept. 6, making the short trip north on Dixie Highway to take on Beechwood High School. For Brossart, one of the biggest challenges is mental, as his players only know the sting of two 3-8 seasons on the varsity level as they go up against a Tigers team used to advancing deep into the Class 1A playoffs. Beechwood had its first regular game last week as well, beating a Lima Senior squad from Ohio

20-14. “They have great tradition and they know how to win,” Brossart said. “They have a lot of pride. They played good special teams, We have to play well in all phases of the game. Those kids know how to win and we’re trying to learn how to win. We feel we have good matchups up front and if we play well we’ll have a chance to win the game.” To beat Beechwood, Dixie will need a solid game from junior quarterback Drew Moore. He played well against a blue Colonel team which had shut out Boone County Aug. 23, limiting the Rebels to 101 yards offense. Moore ended the 2012 season on a strong note, accounting for more than 500 yards and four touchdowns in the shootout loss to Henry Clay. He also leads the rushing attack with backs Darion Washington, Ben Owens and Seth Caple. “We’ve very pleased with Drew,” Brossart said. “He’s done a great job with the team. We want to run the football and put long drives together. We were playing one of the best defenses we’ll play all year and we did a great job against them.” After Beechwood, Dixie will host a strong Cincinnati program in Turpin Sept. 13 then Class 2A state champ Newport Central Catholic Sept. 20 before playing Boone County Sept. 27 in the local 6A district opener.

ERLANGER — The Lloyd Memorial High School cross country program has to adjust to new competition this season. The Juggernauts will be in a new class of competition, as they were moved to Class 1A from 2A in the state’s new alignment from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Before, Lloyd was with mostly downstate schools in a smaller region. Now, the Juggernauts will be competing with most of their nearby small-school rivals in Northern Kentucky. The local 1A field is deep and accomplished, led by neighbor and perennial state title favorite St. Henry plus others such as Bishop Brossart, Walton-Verona and Newport Central Catholic. The Juggernauts are used to state powers in their region, battling Covington Catholic, Highlands and Lexington Catholic on a regular basis. While the competition will be different and still difficult, there will be more of it, which could actually make things easier for Lloyd. The number of teams each region sends to the state meet depends on how many teams enter the regional championship meet, on a scale where roughly half the entrants will get a berth to Lexington. The Juggernauts have a young but deep team this year, with three seniors among 36 listed runners. The leader is senior Sarah Duncan, who finished 17th at the Ryle Invitational to start the 2013 season Aug. 31. She was the conference champion last season and the NKAC Runner of the Year. Senior Shelby Green and junior Kayley Westwood lead a young rest of the lineup that includes sophomores Micaela Marshall and Amanda Rogers; freshmen Stella Homecilla, Jackie Oshon, Candice Meredith and Olivia Schnorbus; and eighth-grader Emily Burgheim. Green, Marshall, Rogers and Burgheim all ran in the Class 2A state meet last

Lloyd senior Sarah Duncan was 17th in the Ryle Invitational cross country meet. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

season. “We are newcomers to A so it will be interesting to see how the switch works out for us,” said head coach Erin Pifer, who enters her 11th season. “We hope to be competitive with St. Henry and Brossart’s programs on the regional level and hope that we can finish in the top five at the state level, but being new to A and not really knowing the teams will make for an interesting year.” The boys team was sixth in the 2A regional last year. Returning starters are junior Addison Bosley; sophomores Tyler Breeden and Kyle Davis; and freshman Austin Robbins. Top newcomers are senior Brody Harmon and junior Nathan Heyob. Breeden was the top finisher at Ryle, placing 36th. Bosley is the top returning runner from last year’s 2A regional meet, where he finished 27th. “Moving down to A where there are more teams in our region could really help this youthful team out,” Pifer said. “Our old region only had 10 teams and usually only eight or nine showed up at regionals making it harder for us to advance.”

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS » Scott and Cooper tied 6-6 in a wild, high-powered shootout Aug. 29. Devin Morgan had three of Scott’s goals.

By James Weber


» Beechwood edged Lima Senior 20-14 on a 45-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Fieger to Jalen Hayden midway through the fourth quarter. » Covington Catholic beat Dixie Heights 21-13. Matthew Way had three interceptions, the last ending Dixie’s threat with 2.1 seconds left in the game. Adam Wagner threw two touchdown passes but his status is in doubt after a knee injury. » Lloyd beat Dayton 63-12. Senior running back Brian Warren accounted for 210 of Lloyd’s 264 first-half rushing yards and three of the seven first-half touchdowns to give first-year Lloyd coach Eric Turner his first victory. Lloyd took advantage of Dayton turnovers resulting in seven different players scoring a touchdown.

Girls soccer

Dixie Heights’ Lauren Nemoroff (40) is tripped up during the Colonels girls soccer game. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

» Scott beat Holy Cross 4014 to improve to 2-0. The Eagles rushed for 379 yards in the impressive win. Scott ran behind its offensive line of senior left tackle Kameron Crim, senior left guard Trey Davis, senior center Nathan Penick, junior right guard Brenden Sebree, senior right tackle Corey Fitzwater, senior tight end Logan Herzog and senior wide receiv-

er/tight end Nick Wolfe.

Boys soccer

» Covington Catholic beat Campbell County 6-1 Aug. 27. Bryce Day scored twice. » Dixie Heights beat Villa Madonna 5-0 Aug. 27. Zachary Kilmer scored twice and Conner Spivey got the shutout in goal. Mitchell Reeves and Jeremy Sweet also had Dixie goals.

» Beechwood tied St. Henry 1-1 Aug. 26. Jessica Schilling scored for the Tigers. » Dixie Heights beat Scott 4-1 Aug. 26. Jenna Wolfe scored twice, and Lauren Nemeroff and Maddie Caple once as Dixie improved to 4-0. Caple also had two assists and Nemeroff one. Madi Critcher also had an assist. Hanna Dixon scored for Scott. » Ludlow beat Calvary Christian 5-2 Aug. 27. Breeann Bailey had four of the Ludlow goals. Skyler Petty and Sarah Roaden scored for the Cougars. » Notre Dame beat Highlands 3-0 Aug. 29 on goals by Ellen Combs, Taylor Watts and Ashley Justice. » Scott beat Conner 2-1 Aug. 28. Dulci Gurley and Madison Meyer scored for the Eagles,

who earned their first win. » Villa Madonna and Holy Cross tied 1-1. Brenna D’Amico scored for HC and Paulette Moser for VMA.

Boys golf

» Beechwood beat Villa Madonna 173-197 Aug. 27. Schilling and Redfield each shot 37 for the Tigers to lead the way. Beechwood beat Holy Cross 185-187 to improve to 7-0. » Covington Catholic beat St. Xavier 143-155 Aug. 26 at Fort Mitchell. Paul Huber and Brett Bauereis medalled with a 34 and Griffin Flesch had 36. CCH then beat Moeller 163-170 Aug. 28 with Bauereis earning the medal by shooting 39. » Holy Cross beat Brossart 168-183 Aug. 26 at Flagg Springs. Nolan Schrand shot 38 to medal. Holy Cross lost 185187 to Beechwood Aug. 29. Tyler Hoog medaled for the Indians with a 43 at Fort Mitchell. See HIGHLIGHTS, Page A6



HIGHLIGHTS Continued from Page A5

» St. Henry beat Cooper 152158 Aug. 29 at Lassing Pointe. Jordan Noble shot 36 to medal for the Crusaders. Teammate Luke Tobergte and Cooper’s Zach McNeil each posted a 37.

Covington Catholic’s Robert Lilly (5) heads the ball against Campbell County’s Zach Schneider (10) in the first half.

Girls golf

Notre Dame senior Heidi Thelen, 12, and senior Kylie Colvin go for the block during a win over Scott. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Pandas beat Eagles Notre Dame beat Scott 25-11, 25-14 in volleyball Aug. 29 to improve to 4-1on the season. NDA plays in the Louisville Invitational Sept. 5-7, which is always a star-studded statewide tournament. Scott is 3-2 and hosts Clark County Sept. 7.

» Dixie Heights lost 195-200 to Conner Aug. 27. Megan Mauer shot a 35 to medal. Mauer shot a 41 to medal in a 186-223 win over Brossart Aug. 26. » Holy Cross beat Brossart 187-200 Aug. 29. Emily Armbrecht of HC shot a 41 to medal at Flagg Springs. » Villa Madonna beat Mercy 177-196. Villa Madonna’s Madison Trenkamp earned medalist honors with a 7-over par 36 on the front nine while Monica Spritzky and Natalie Boucher each shot 44s.


» Scott beat Beechwood 2518, 25-10, 25-22 Aug. 27 and Highlands 18-25, 25-19, 25-17 Aug. 26. » Simon Kenton beat Dixie Heights 25-16, 27-25, 25-19 Aug. 27. » Villa Madonna beat Newport 25-7, 25-18 Aug. 28 and Lloyd 25-20, 25-17 Aug. 29.

Freedom Trail


» The Florence Freedom announced third baseman Jacob Tanis has been named as the Frontier League’s Most Valuable Player. Tanis, 24, was elected the Morgan Burk Award winner as the MVP by managers, coaches, general managers and members of the league’s media. Through 91 games this season, the Peachtree, Ga., native is fourth in the league with 17 home runs, and leads the league with 72 RBIs. “We’re so excited to honor Jacob as the MVP,” Freedom manager Fran Riordan said. “He has been such a productive player for us both offensively

and defensively. He’s a great teammate and one of the most professional young men I’ve ever had the privilege to manage.” The Freedom are trying to make it back-to-back seasons with a post-season run. In 2012, the Freedom were league runners-up to the Southern Illinois Miners as the team fell 3-1 in the championship series. Should Tanis and the Freedom clinch another playoff berth, the most likely scenario for the team to play its first home game would be at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium.


Notre Dame senior Lauren Hollman returns serve during a win over Scott. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Fall basketball

Golf for a cause

Town and Country Sports and Health Club in Wilder is registering teams for the fall session of men’s basketball. The eight-game session begins Sept. 22, with games on Sundays after 6 p.m. Cost is $250 per team, with additional referee fees of $25 per game. Registration deadline is Sept. 13. For more information, visit, or call 859-442-5800.

Golfers will have a chance to take a swing at poverty at the 12th annual MASTER Pro Golf Outing, Saturday, Sept. 7, at Lassing Pointe in Union. The event begins with lunch at 12:30 p.m. at nearby Union Baptist Church prior to the 2 p.m. shotgun start. Proceeds from the day will benefit the work of MASTER Provisions and Lifeline Ministries, Northern Kentucky non-profit organizations who work as

partners in area hunger relief. The event can accommodate 112 golfers and foursomes can still sign up. There are also opportunities for “hope” sponsors to help fund event expenses. Golfers are asked to make a love offering as they register for the outing, keeping in mind that the actual cost of the day is $60 per person. To register a foursome or become a sponsor, call Vince Meiman at 859-803-5939, or Roger Babik at 859-816-6087.

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Ponzer goal validates NKU offensive attack

By Adam Turer

It took until the 84th minute of the fourth game of the season, but the Norse are on the board. Northern Kentucky University’s women’s soccer team notched its first goal of the season Sept. 1 against Tennessee Tech. The goal, scored by Simon Kenton High School graduate Allison Ponzer, also gave the Norse their first victory of the season. “We’ve been working really hard all year just to get a goal and get our first win,” said Ponzer, a senior midfielder/forward. Ponzer netted the only goal of the match after receiving a pass from senior forward Megan Frye. It was the first goal Ponzer scored since her sophomore season. As one of the senior leaders on the team, she felt that it was important to give the young squad a boost. “It is good for our girls to get a win and get some confidence,” said Ponzer. The Norse are off to a 1-2-1 start to 2013, after finishing the 2012 season 6-11. This is the program’s second season competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference at the Division I level. After missing on several chances in the first three matches of the season, the pressure began to mount. A lot of that pressure and anxiety

Campbell County junior Mark Chaplin finished 11th and Villa Madonna senior Marcus Schwarting 14th. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Runners race well to open season The Ryle Invitational started cross country season Aug. 31 in Union. St. Henry was second in girls. Sam Hentz of St. Henry was fourth, and Alexis Flynn of Scott was fifth. Katie Schweitzer led Notre Dame in 10th place. Eric Baugh of Villa Madonna finished third and teammate Marcus Schwarting finished 14th.

NKU’s Allison Ponzer (Simon Kenton) reacts after scoring the winning goal in the Norse’s 1-0 win over Tennessee Tech Sept. 1. THANKS TO JEFF MCCURRY/NKU

was lifted when Ponzer’s ball found the back of the net. “It was a really great feeling,” said Ponzer. “Thank goodness — it was about time!” The offense has been a major focal point early in the season for the Norse. The defense has been solid, allowing just four goals through the first four games of the year. Sophomore goalie Tanner Ruberg has held her own, posting two shutouts. If Ponzer’s goal

breaks the seal and opens the offensive floodgates, the Norse could contend for a conference title. “We have been focused on our offensive attack all year,” said Ponzer. “I feel like now that we finally got that first goal, we’ll get a lot more opportunities and be able to finish.” The Norse travel to Morehead State on Sept. 6, and return home to host Canisius on Sunday, Sept. 8.

Notre Dame senior Katie Schweitzer finished 10th. JAMES

St. Henry junior Sam Hentz finished fourth. JAMES WEBER/THE







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Covington/Kenton Lions Club

Meeting time: General meetings, fourth Thursday of each month; Board meetings, second Thursday of each month Where: General meetings at Madonna Manor Community Center; Board meetings at PeeWee’s Contact: 859-572-2049 Description: The Covington/ Kenton Lions Club has been a chartered member of the Lions International for more than 70 years and provides eye examinations and eyeglasses to those who can’t afford them.

Covington Rotary Club

Meeting time: 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays Where: Radisson Hotel in Covington Contact: President David Miller at

Florence Rotary Club

The Kenton County Parks and Recreation department invites volunteers to help clean up the Banklick Creek at Pioneer Park, 3951 Madison Pike, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 7. A clean creek helps make park science events extra fun, like the “Critters in the Creek” program shown here. A free hot dog lunch will be served to volunteers. Participants should meet at the soccer fields at the north end of the park. For more information or to pre-register, call 859-525-7529. FILE PHOTO

How are you feeling about the future? All of us know the phrase, “Survey says…” used by Steve Harvey (and Richard Dawson before him) in the popular TV game show, “Family Feud.” So, let’s play Family Feud today. This will be fun, and it’s all about us. And there will be only four questions. For our survey results we will be using the 2013 survey in which the National Council on Aging, UnitedHealthcare and USA Today asked 4,000 U.S. adults, including seniors ages 60 and older, their thoughts on aging. The first question: What percentage of seniors report never exercising? Survey says: Almost 1 in 5 (18 percent) say they never exercise. The United States of Aging Survey finds that while most seniors are not worried about the status of their health today, many are not investing in activities that could help them manage their health for the long term, such as setting personal health goals or exercising. More than half (51 percent) of seniors have not set any specific goals to manage their health

LETTER TO THE EDITOR I have muscular dystrophy and have been in a wheelchair for 64 years. I benefit greatly from the Personal Care Attendant Program (PCAP). It helps people like me stay out of nursing homes, which would cost Kentucky far more money. My income is too high for me to get welfare, but not high enough to pay for my living expenses plus my caregiving. The PCAP reimburses me for 40 hours of help per week at $7.25 per hour. It’s hard to hire good help at that wage rate. I urge our state legislators to support more funding for the PCAP. Thank you. Robert Doll Crescent Springs

in the past year, and 65 percent of seniors report having at least two chronic health conditions, Ken Rechtin such as high blood presCOMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST sure, arthritis COLUMNIST and high cholesterol. Second question: What percentage of future seniors plan on using Social Security as their primary source of income? Survey says: Only 23 percent of adults age 18-59 plan to rely primarily on Social Security. According to the survey, most seniors say they are comfortable with their current financial situation, yet a majority express concern about their long-term financial security: more than half (53 percent) of seniors are concerned about whether their savings and income will be sufficient to last the rest of their life. The survey also found generational differences when it comes to retirement. Nearly half (47 per-

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cent) of retired seniors currently have access to pensions, and among seniors that are not yet retired, 41 percent plan to rely on Social Security as their primary source of retirement income. The third question: What percentage of adults surveyed feel that their community is adequately prepared for the onslaught of seniors? Survey says: 41 percent of adults ages 18-59 do not believe that their community is prepared. This year’s survey finds that both seniors and younger adults think the community they live in could do more to prepare for a booming senior population. Specifically, 26 percent say their community should invest in better public transportation and 23 percent say their city or town should invest more in affordable health care services and housing. The final question: Is Northern Kentucky prepared for the onslaught of Boomers? Survey says: Oh, sorry, we haven’t done a survey. The survey above only surveyed parts of the country. But, Senior Services of Northern

Kentucky believes that the results of the national survey provide interesting insights on seniors’ evolving needs and how we can work at the community level to help prepare America’s seniors to age successfully. SSNK is focused on the needs of area seniors; we are committed to encouraging discussions and building awareness of the importance of aging preparedness in the community. We want to know what you think. As part of this ongoing discussion, Senior Services has posted on its website the national survey results. Be a part of this discussion. You do not need to be old to participate, we will all be part of the “senior” population someday (we hope). Visit and click on the National Survey. Call me at 859-292-7971 or email me at or write to me at SSNK, 1032 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011. Ken Rechtin is the interim executive director of Senior Services of Northern Kentucky.

Meetings: Second Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Independence Court House, 5272 Madison Pike Meetings: Fourth Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Kenton County Courthouse, 303 Court St., Covington Address: 303 Court St., Covington Phone: 859-392-1400 Judge-executive Steve Arlinghaus Commissioner Beth Sewell, First District Commissioner Jon Draud, Second District Commissioner Kris Knochelmann, Third District kenton

Beechwood Board of Education

Meetings: Second Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Address: Beechwood School Library, 54 Beechwood Road Phone: 859-331-3250 Superintendent: Steve Hutton

Erlanger/Elsmere School Board

Meetings: Second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Address: 500 Graves Ave. Phone: 859-727-2009 Superintendent: Kathy Burkhardt

Kenton County Schools

Meetings: First Monday at 7 p.m. Address: 1055 Eaton Drive Phone: 859-344-8888 Superintendent: Terri Cox-Cruey

228 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 654 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075 phone: 283-0404 email: web site:

Independence Lions Club

Meeting time: 6 p.m. first and third Mondays of each month Where: El Jinete, 6477 Taylor Mill Road, Independence Contact: Membership chairperson Website: sites/independence_ky Description: The Independence Lions Club’s primary mission is to provide local eyesight care for those who need help in Independence and the surrounding area. Additionally, the club works to identify other opportunities to support the community.

Kenton County Republican Women’s Club

Meeting time: Fourth Monday of each month (except August and December). Times vary. Where: Oriental Wok, 317 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell Contact: President Kim Kraft, Website: Description: Interested in promoting the objectives and policies of the Republican Party.

Kenton County Tea Party

Meeting time: 6-7:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday of each month (except only second Wednesday in November and December) Where: PeeWee’s, 2325 Anderson Road, Crescent Springs Contact: 859-992-6615 Description: Goals include limited government, free markets and fiscal responsibility.

Kiwanis Club of Riverfront

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Meeting time: Noon Mondays Where: Airport Hilton Hotel, Florence Contact: President Billy Santos, or 859-4262285 Website:

Meeting time: 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays Where: Chez Nora’s in Covington Contact: Website: Description: Celebrating 50 years helping needy underprivileged children, the club has supplied eyeglasses, coats, uniforms, dental care, shoes and basic school supplies to needy children in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky schools.

Optimist Club of Covington

Meeting time: Noon Thursdays Where: Chez Nora’s in Covington Contact:; call Dan Humpert at 859-491-0674 Description: Chartered in 1925, it’s known as a “Friend of Youth” with programs aimed at educating and promoting good physical and mental health in youth. The cub also promotes voter awareness.

Community Recorder Editor Marc Emral, 578-1053 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.





Olivia Thomas, 13, and Regan Hearn, 13, both of Taylor Mill, pose for a photo at the Erlanger library’s Harry Potter Party photo booth. MELISSA STEWART/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Erlanger library hosts

Harry Potter bash

By Melissa Stewart

ERLANGER — The Erlanger branch of the Kenton County Library magically transformed into Hogwarts Castle during a Harry Potter Party Aug. 27. The party was in honor of the 15th anniversary of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” the first book in the award winning series by J.K. Rowling. The party featured food, costumes, baby Hogwarts and live owls. The party was made possible due to the Kenton County Public Library’s winning of the Harry Potter Public Librarian Contest from Scholastic. The library was one of 15 libraries nationwide to win the contest. The Kenton library was also the only library in Kentucky to be selected. Each of the winners received: » 100 copies of the new trade paperback edition of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” with the new cover illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi, to give away at the celebration » One new paperback boxed set of all seven Harry Potter books signed by Kibuishi for the library » $100 gift card towards the Harry Potter celebration » A Harry Potter event kit with sticker sheets, name tags, bookmarks and activities

Madeline Mozea 7, of Covington stomps her feet to demonstrate the great horned owl’s constant focus on his surroundings. Mozea was selected as a volunteer from the audience watching the Raptors Inc. presentation at the Erlanger library. MELISSA STEWART/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

On display during Erlanger library’s Harry Potter Party was this cake designed by Fantasy ‘n Frosting in Newport. MELISSA STEWART/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Erlanger library children’s services coordinator Lise Tewes holds a Hedwig puppet so Nancy Henson of Edgewood and Cullen Dopker, 18 months, of Boone County can give him a pet during the Babes in Hogwarts activity. MELISSA STEWART/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Library staff members Andrew Berman of Independence and Taylor Barger of Erlanger dressed as characters from the Harry Potter books for the Erlanger library’s Harry Potter Party Aug. 27. MELISSA STEWART/THE COMMUNITY

Keeli Short, 2 weeks, of Crescent Springs enjoys the soft fur of a puppet Hedwig. Short was the youngest of the next generation of Harry Potter readers to participate in the Erlanger library’s Babes in Hogwarts activity. MELISSA STEWART/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

A great horned owl from Raptors Inc. was a special guest during the Erlanger library’s Harry Potter Party Aug. 27. MELISSA STEWART/THE

Harry Potter, aka Casey Moore, a staff member at the Erlanger library, dressed up for the library’s special Harry Potter Party in honor of the 15th anniversary of the U.S. release of the first book in the famed series. MELISSA

Leo Short, 3, of Crescent Springs, bounces to “Hogwarts Rap” during the Babes in Hogwarts activity at the Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Public Library.MELISSA STEWART/THE








Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, 519 Enterprise Drive, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs.

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Exhibits Verbum Domini Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Verbum Domini, “The Word of the Lord,” is made up of a couple dozen Bible-related items in an exhibit that celebrates God’s word throughout the ages. Also called the Green Collection, it’s funded by Hobby Lobby chain of arts and crafts stores. $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg. Dragon Invasion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Portico. Come face-to-face with tales of dragons from all over the world. View artwork and other adornments strolling beneath Chinese dragons. Learn about encounters with these beasts from China to Africa, Europe to the Americas and Australia to the Middle East. Discover what ancient historians have written about these creatures, and examine armaments that may have been used by valiant dragon slayers. $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg. Dr. Crawley’s Insectorium, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Near Palm Plaza and downstairs from Dinosaur Den. Learn interesting facts, such as, not all insects are bugs, but all bugs are insects. Collection represents a lifetime of collecting by Dr. Crawley. With an animatronic person, named Dr. Arthur Pod, who answers many questions about insects. Included with admission: $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg.

Festivals MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest, 5-11:30 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, German and American food and entertainment. Free. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. 859-491-0458; Covington. Holy Cross High School Indian Summer Festival, 6 p.m.midnight, Holy Cross High School, 3617 Church St., Music: Cef Michaels Band and Doghouse. Food: Green Lantern, Sweet Frog, Giuseppe’s, BackStage Grill, Skyline, Mics Grill, LaRosa’s and Original Wok. Beer and wine tasting, raffle, gaming and games for children. Through Sept. 7. 859-816-1645. Covington.

Holiday - Christmas Saint Nicolas’ Arrival, 6 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Traditional German Saint Nicholas arrives on horseback with goodies for all. Free. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. 859-491-0458; Covington.

Karaoke and Open Mic Friday Night Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Florence Elks Lodge 314, 7704 Dixie Highway, Karaoke and dance. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-746-3557. Florence.

Music - Benefits Footlighters’ 50th Anniversary Gala, 7 p.m.-midnight, Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St., Dinner-by-the-bite, drinks, a band with dancing, surprise entertainment, Monte Carlo tables and prizes. Music by Swingtime Band. Benefits Footlighters Inc.. $50 VIP, $20. Reservations required. Presented by Footlighters Inc.. 859-6523849; Newport.

welcome. Smoke-free. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co.. 859-727-0904. Fort Wright.

Exercise Classes

The 35th annual MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest is Sept. 6-8.FILE PHOTO

Health / Wellness Weight Loss That Works, 6:30-7 p.m., Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road, $60 for 12-week membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-8028965; Independence.

Music - Acoustic

Kentucky artist Ken Page opens his latest exhibition, Artist At Work, Sept. 6 at the York Street Cafe Gallery, 738 York St., Newport. The solo exhibition will feature works depicting artists mastering their craft and runs through Oct. 25. THANKS TO SHANNAN BOYER Pepper Pod Restaurant. Homegrown fruits, vegetables and annual and perennial flowers. Presented by City of Newport. 859-292-3666. Newport.

Festivals Pompilio’s Restaurant celebrates its 80th anniversary, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, featuring Don Fangman singing Frank Sinatra songs.FILE PHOTO JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-4913500. Newport.

Cooking Classes

Friday Night Cruise In with DJ Ray, 5-8 p.m., Jane’s Saddlebag, 13989 Ryle Road, Door prizes, $1 hot dogs and free color photo. Bring car for discounted meals. Free. 859-384-6617. Union. Florence Lions Golf Outing, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Kenton County Golf Course, 3908 Richardson Road, Cost includes golf, cart, lunch on course and prime rib dinner at Lions clubhouse after golf. Scramble format, door prizes are included. Benefits Florence Lions Club. $80. Reservations required. Presented by Florence Lions Club. 859-525-6460; Independence.

Sushi Rolling and Dining, 7 p.m., Sushi Cincinnati, 130 W. Pike St., Includes training, choice of at least three sushi rolls, BYOB and recipe/product information. $25. Reservations required. 513-335-0297; Covington.

Senior Citizens Euchre Tournament, noon-2 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton.

Special Events Cincinnati ComiCon, 3-7 p.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Meet lineup of comic creators from Tony Moore of “The Walking Dead” to Katie Cook from “My Little Pony.” Comic book and toy exhibitors from around the country. Afterhours events from drink and draw to live art auction. $50 3-day VIP, $35 3-day, $20 1-day. Presented by Cincinnati ComiCon. 513-3254913; Covington.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 Community Dance

Magnolia Mountain, 7 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Free. 859-342-2665. Union.

Kentucky Kuzzins, 8-10:30 p.m. Free dance for public at 7 p.m.; no experience required., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Mainstream level Westernstyle square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/

Skut Farkis Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.,

Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 7. 513-929-2427. Covington.


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Jazzercise Classes, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs.

Dining events Juicy Steak Night, 5-7:30 p.m., Erlanger United Methodist Church. Tickets: steak ($10) or hamburger ($6), includes potato, salad, corn, roll, dessert and drink. 859-727-2136. Erlanger.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 8-9 a.m. and 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs.

Exhibits Verbum Domini Exhibit, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg. Dragon Invasion Exhibit, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg. Dr. Crawley’s Insectorium, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, Included with admission: $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg.

Farmers Market Newport Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Historic Newport Business District, Monmouth Street, Held at 709 Monmouth St. in city parking lot adjacent to

MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest, noon-11:30 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Free. 859-4910458; Covington. Edgewood Fall Festival, noon-9 p.m. Performance by Wump Mucket Puppets noon-2:30 p.m., Freedom Park, Thomas More Parkway, Arts and crafts, food, amusement rides, entertainment and demonstrations. Free. Presented by City of Edgewood. No phone; Edgewood. Holy Cross High School Indian Summer Festival, 6 p.m.midnight, Holy Cross High School, 859-816-1645. Covington. Kentucky Dragon Boat Festival, Paddling for the Pink, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., A.J. Jolly Lake, 1495 Race Track Road, Presented by Kentucky Thorough-Breasts. Benefits Paddling for Cancer Awareness. $650. Presented by The Kentucky Thorough-Breasts. 859-472-2202; Alexandria.

Special Events Cincinnati ComiCon, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, $50 3-day VIP, $35 3-day, $20 1-day. 513-3254913; Covington.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 8 Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs.

630 Main St., Free. 859-261-1199. Covington.

Special Events Cincinnati ComiCon, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, $50 3-day VIP, $35 3-day, $20 1-day. 513-3254913; Covington.

MONDAY, SEPT. 9 Auditions Bat Boy the Musical, 7-9 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St., Bring 16 bars of a song and sheet music, accompanist provided. Cold readings from the script. Free. Presented by Falcon Theater. Through Sept. 10. 859-655-9140; Newport.

Civic Tea Party Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Sub Station II, 7905 Dream St., Meet and discuss limited government, free markets and fiscal responsibility. Free. Presented by Grassroots Tea Party of Boone County. 859-586-9207; Florence.

Roger Drawdy, 8 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., Irish music. Free. 859-491-6659; Covington.

Senior Citizens Bingo, 12:30-3 p.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., 859-727-2306. Elsmere. Bingo, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11 Education EmpowerU, 6-7:30 p.m., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 2718 Dixie Highway, Enter through Fellowship Hall. Attorney Tom Lynch from Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan discusses religious freedom in United States. Free. Presented by Empower U Ohio. 859-992-6615; Crestview Hills.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 5-6 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs. Zumba, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Diamond Dance Academy, 5030 Old Taylor Mill Road, No dancing skills required. $5. 859-814-8375; Taylor Mill.

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Jazzercise Classes, 8-9 a.m. and 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs.

Runner’s Injury Clinic, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Edgewood Sports Medicine, 830 Thomas More Parkway, Suite 101. Receive assistance from local medical providers, including physical therapists, athletic trainers, physicians and registered dietician. Free. Registration required. Presented by Bob Roncker’s Running Spot. 859-301-5600; Edgewood.

Music - Bluegrass Bluegrass Jam Session, 8 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., All bluegrass pickers invited to participate. Free. 859-491-6659; Covington.


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Exercise Classes

MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest, noon-9 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Free. 859-491-0458; Covington.

Yoga Fitness for Seniors, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton.

Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs.


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Karaoke, 9 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., With DJ Will Corson. $10 buckets and $4 grape and cherry bombs. Ages 21 and up. Free. Through Aug. 28. 859-4916659. Covington.

Bat Boy the Musical, 7-9 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, Free. 859-655-9140; Newport.

Dixie Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m., Erlanger Baptist Church, 116 Commonwealth Ave., Presented by City of Erlanger. 859-727-2525; Erlanger.

Community Dance

Senior Citizens

Line Dancing, 7-9 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners

Bingo, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 859-485-7611. Walton.


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Easy lasagna, healthy homemade power bars

Sausage lasagna using uncooked noodles For Darren, a Western Hills reader who saw a sausage lasagna recipe in a magazine at the doctor’s office. He said: “It called for uncooked noodles. I didn’t want to tear the recipe out, but it looked so good.” Here’s one from my files. There are special “no-cook” lasagna noodles you can buy. Leftovers can be frozen and microwaved to reheat.

1 pound favorite sausage 26-32 oz. favorite pasta sauce 3 ⁄4 cup water 2 eggs, beaten lightly 11⁄2 pounds (24 oz.) cottage cheese 1 ⁄2 cup Parmesan 1 ⁄2 teaspoon each: garlic powder, dried basil and oregano 9 uncooked lasagna noodles 3 cups mozzarella

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook sausage. Drain. Stir in sauce and water. Simmer 10 minutes. Combine eggs, cottage cheese, Parmesan and seasonings. Spread 1⁄2 cup meat sauce into sprayed 13-inch by 9-inch pan. Layer with three noodles, a third of cheese mixture, meat sauce and mozzarella. Repeat twice. Cover and bake 45 minutes. Uncover, bake 10 minutes longer or until noodles are tender. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Tip: Use a combo of beef and sausage, all beef or turkey sausage.

No-bake grain/gluten-free power bars Daughter-in-law Jess

found this on the Joyful Abode site. This is a protein-packed bar for kids and adults alike. Great for packing into kids’ lunch boxes, too and I like the fact that they’re grain/gluten free. I can never eat just one. I renamed the recipe to fit my slight adaptation. Check out Joyful site for step-by-step photos and my blog for more power bar recipes.

sprayed 13-inch by 9-inch pan that has been lined with sprayed foil or parchment. Press mixture evenly into pan. Press real hard so mixture sticks together. Put plastic wrap on top to make pressing down easier. Cool completely and cut into bars. Can be frozen up to three months.

21⁄2 cups favorite nuts and seeds (I used mixed nuts, flax and hemp seeds) 1 cup dried fruit (I used dried Michigan cherries, chopped) 2 cups shredded coconut 1 ⁄4 cup coconut oil 1 ⁄2 cup honey (I used raw honey) 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt Cinnamon to taste

Don’t have coconut oil, which is a healthy oil? I believe a vegetable or olive oil will work, it just won’t have that extra element of flavor.

Roughly chop 1 cup of nuts and seeds. Place in bowl. Process remaining nuts and seeds in processor, or by hand, to make a finer chop. Add to bowl. Add fruit and coconut. Pour oil, honey, vanilla, salt and cinnamon in pan and, over low heat, cook until it boils gently, then pour over fruit mixture and blend. Pour into

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Readers want to know

“What channel is your cable show ‘Love Starts in the Kitchen’ on?” Watch it on Time Warner Channel 8 or 15. Diluting concentrated fruit juices for kids: Younger kids, especially those in sports, may benefit from diluted fruit juice (make sure it’s got 100 percent vitamin C). It’s easier to digest, will hydrate and provide energy. Use at least twice as much water as is rec-

From reader MaryAnn G. regarding the roasted tomatoes recipes: “I roasted several per your directions and raided my herb garden for basil, rosemary and oregano. After roasting I let them cool and removed the skin. After chopping them slightly, I tossed them (along with the delicious tomato broth) with some spinach tortellini and bacon. It made an amazing meal.”

ommended on label. Saving tomato and other seeds: On my Abouteating YouTube channel at Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Long-time assistant starter Larry McGlasson is now the starter at Turfway Park. McGlasson, 61, replaces Steve Peterman, who was Turfway’s starter for seven years before moving to Calder Race Course in Florida. McGlasson brings 27 years of experience on the starting gate to his new role, but his skill with horses reaches back decades earlier. He started by galloping horses on the family farm, Lakeview

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and you win – when he gets out safely – that’s really satisfying. It’s just something you have to like to do. “You also have to like and trust the people you work with. You never know when one of them will have to get you out of there. A horse might be striking out and throwing his head, and you’re loaded with him in that little cage. The guys on the crew have to click together. Safety depends on it.” During his years on the gate, McGlasson has endured kicks, broken ribs, a fractured sternum, and broken fingers. One horse he was handling reared in the gate, flipped, and landed on its back. McGlasson went down with it, landing on the thrashing animal’s belly. “One guy grabbed my collar and another guy grabbed my belt loop, and they pulled me out,” McGlasson recalled. “This is a ‘we’ process,”





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Cheese should be eaten in moderation Consumption of cheese in America has grown over the years. In 2010, U.S. per capita consumption of natural cheese was just over 33 pounds, the second highest Diane amount on Mason record. EXTENSION The most NOTES consumed natural cheese types are mozzarella and cheddar. The International Dairy Foods Association reports there are more than 2,000 varieties of cheese. There are a number of artisan cheeses available at farmers markets and in specialty cheese stores. If you take a look at products on grocery store shelves you’ll find all kinds of items that include cheese. From foods in the freezer case to those on the bakery shelves, cheese is a popular addition to many convenience foods. Cheese is also a popular addition for home cooks. Cheese has nutritional

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your lawn needs. Many lawns in this area only need nitrogen, and most don’t require lime. Phosphorus or potassium levels in the soil are often adequate, but the only way to know what your soil needs is to do a soil test. Take several random samples to a depth of 2-4 inches, mix these in a bucket, air dry, and then bring in two cups of the soil mix for testing. Test the backyard separate from the front-yard samples. Although the soil test measures several important elements, it does not measure nitrogen. Turf growth is highly dependent on nitrogen fertilization, but applying nitrogen at the wrong time or in heavy amounts may severely damage your lawn. A general recommendation is to apply one pound actual nitrogen per 1,000 square feet for each application. This could be accomplished by applying three pounds of ammonium nitrate (34-0-0), or 2.2 pounds of urea (46-0-0), or 10 pounds of 10-10-10 fertilizer per 1,000 square feet of lawn. Once your soil

Run for Hope 5K takes off Sept. 7 Community Recorder

The Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope presents the second annual Jaymie’s Rockin’ Run for Hope, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Devou Park in Covington. The 5K race awards prizes to the top runners. Walkers are welcome as well. New this year will be a kids fun run. September is Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month – an important month to the Jaymie Ja-

Train rides benefit advocacy center The Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center will be host a family-friendly community awareness event at the Richwood Tahoe Railroad on Saturday, Sept.7. Train rides will be available from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Columbia Sussex Corporation, at 740 Centre View Boule-

reaches a high level of phosphate and potash in the soil, you may not need to add more phosphate or potash for several years. When they are not needed, a single nutrient nitrogen fertilizer may be the most effective and economical choice. Too much phosphorus, potassium or lime can cause problems by interfering with the uptake of other nutrients. One to three applications of fall and/or early winter nitrogen fertilization is best for fescues, Kentucky bluegrass, and ryegrass because they grow best during cool weather. The turf develops a better root system, becomes very dense, and has much better late fall and early spring color if nitrogen is applied in the fall. By eliminating or minimizing spring fertilization you: (1) Prevent the heavy flush of growth that occurs with spring fertilization; (2) Reduce frequency of mowing during spring; (3) Develop a better root system; (4) Reduce disease problems; and (5) Develop a more heat-tolerant, weed-free turf. Mike Klahr is the Boone County extension agent for horticulture.

mison Foundation for Hope. Jamison was a 34-yearold mother of four when she lost her 10-month battle with cervical cancer. Friends and family created a foundation in her honor to help make all women aware of gynecological cancers, so no one has to experience the loss like they did with Jamison. For more information, email shelton@jaymie, or visit www.jaymiejami

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Assault At 537 Buttermilk Pike Aug. 22. At 4 Rho Court, Aug. 5. Burglary At 3472 Lindenwood Drive, Aug. 21. CD/DVD Surround Sound System at 3302 Kruer Court, Aug. 21. Criminal mischief Tire punctured at 3344 Northway Drive, Aug. 13. Chase Banks checks at 3085 Candlewood Court, Aug. 8. Fraud At 3158 Dixie Hwy., Aug. 9. Possession of controlled substance Oxycontin at Erlanger Road, Aug. 7. Possession of controlled substance, giving false name, address, warrant Heroin at 537 Buttermilk Pike Aug. 15. Possession of marijuana At I-75 exit 184 off ramp to KY 236, Aug. 11. Possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia Marijuana, three syringes at Erlanger Road, Aug. 7. Robbery Zarbee Cough Medicine and Zicam Decongestant Nasal at 3158 Dixie Hwy., Aug. 22. Febreeze scent candle at 3158 Dixie Hwy., Aug. 21. Theft Pistol at 337 Erlanger Road, Aug. 22. Assorted hand and power tools at 500 Clock Tower Way, Aug. 21. Concrete saw at 520 Clock Tower Way, Aug. 20. Cash at 594 Clock Tower Way, Aug. 21. Wallet at 3111 Candlewood Court, Aug. 21. Identity at 1209 Brightleaf Blvd., Aug. 15. Clonazepam and other depressants at 3115 Churchill Lane, Aug. 14. Mountain bike at 4016 Dixie Hwy., Aug. 15. Spark Chevrolet at 3413 Cintonya Drive, Aug. 13. Diamond cocktail ring at 17 Rosebud Ave. N., Aug. 13. Various packages of pens and

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. crayons at 40 Cave Run Drive, Aug. 12. Misc. consumable goods at 40 Cave Run Drive, Aug. 3. Kenwood CD/AM/FM car stereo at 4066 Circlewood Drive, Aug. 7. Direct express social security card at 1846 Brady Court, Aug. 7. Mrano Nissan at 113 McAlpin Ave., Aug. 2. Cash at 3812 Lori Drive, No. 15, Aug. 3. Violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO At 514 Greenfield Lane, W. No. 2, Aug. 19.

FORT MITCHELL Arrests/citations Casey J. Held, 20, possession of heroin, controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, Aug. 11. Lana Sanders, 32, warrant, Aug. 13. Edward M. Lawson, 25, possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, Aug. 13. Theodore J. Knass, no age give, possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, Aug. 14. Obryan A. Broner, 28, driving under the influence, speeding, Aug. 15. Mark E. Hall, 113, possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, Aug. 14. Samantha Bryant, 27, tampering with evidence, Aug. 14. Samantha Bryant, 27, warrant, Aug. 14. Donna R. Washburn, 59, shoplifting, Aug. 13. Ryan C. Reed, 26, possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, Aug. 14. Joshua A. Traylor, 23, possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, Aug. 15.

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EDGEWOOD — The Sept. 16 Edgewood City Council meeting has been canceled. Council will hold a special meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the city building, 385 Dudley Road, Edgewood. For more information, call 331-5910.

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Obryan A. Broner, 28, speeding, driving under the influence, Aug. 15. Joshua Traylor, 23, warrant, Aug. 15. Victor Jent, 46, warrant, Aug. 16. Justin K. Dews, 25, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence, Aug. 16. Gary W. Lee, 50, possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, Aug. 16. Jamie C. Castello, no age given, warrant, Aug. 18. Brian Brammer, 44, assault, Aug. 18. Susan T. Chraibi, 27, possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, Aug. 18. Shawn T. Cox, 40, driving under the influence, no insurance, Aug. 19. Filemon C. Sosa, 26, public intoxication, Aug. 20. Mario D. Contrerotsreras, 37, public intoxication, Aug. 20. Jeremy M. Applegate, 27, possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, Aug. 20. Cortney Comisar, 27, suspended license, no insurance, Aug. 21. Jonathan Hall, no age given, warrant, Aug. 21. Jonathan H. Hall, no age given, possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, loitering, suspended license, Aug. 21. Skiler Wilson, 25, possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, loitering, Aug. 21. Chad Schnele, no age given, criminal mischief, criminal trespassing, public intoxication, Aug. 22. Benjamin Blank, 23, public intoxication, Aug. 24. Dylan Conn, 19, warrant, Aug. 24. Dylan Conn, 19, careless driving, driving under the influence, Aug. 24. Michael L. Biddle, 36, driving on a suspended license, Aug. 23. Trisha L. Schuchart, no age given, possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, Aug. 24. Andrew M. Mahoney, 34, possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, Aug. 24. Andrew M. Mahoney, 83, warrant, Aug. 24.

Melissa A. Carpenter, 32, no license, expired registration, theft, Aug. 27.

Incidents/investigations Assault At 2533 Avon Drive, July 30. Criminal mischief Vandalism at 16 Huckleberry Hill Drive, No. 8, July 31. Possession of drug paraphernalia At 2150 Dixie Hwy., Aug. 2. Possession of marijuana At 2150 Dixie Hwy., July 30. Theft Cash at 4 Superior Drive, July 31.

FORT WRIGHT Arrests/citations Gary L. Deaton, 31, 516 Patterson St., shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 20. Ashley Starr, 18, 1206 Pike St., shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 19. Daryl Hamilton, 38, unknown, shoplifting, possession of controlled substance at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 20. Antonio L. Castleberry, 19, 3365 Ninann St., shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 21. Nicholas A. Dunham, 29, 7221 Tollgate Road, shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 21. Michael L. Crenshaw, 29, 131 Daniels St., shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 21. Karenjean L. Montgomery, 27, 906 Washington St. No. 4B, shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 22.

Incidents/investigations Shoplifting Cigarettes stolen at 1820 Dixie Hwy., Aug. 20. Merchandise stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 20. Merchandise stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 19. Video games stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 21. Pressure washer stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 21. Shoes stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 21. Merchandise stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 22.



DEATHS Carolyn Addison Carolyn J. Addison, 70, of Taylor Mill, died Aug. 24, 2013, at her home. She was a member of Taylored with Pride Senior Center of Taylor Mill, and she enjoyed traveling. Her husband, Robert Dudley Addison, died previously. Survivors include her son, Todd Addison of Independence; daughters, Colleen Addison of Fairfield, Ohio, and Carrie Sparks of Covington; brother, Dennis New Sr. of Covington; nine grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Interment was at Highland Cemetery. Memorials: charity of the donor’s choice.

Karen Baker Karen Baker, 62, of Fort Mitchell, died Aug. 28, 2013. She was a member at St. John Church in Covington, and member of Phi Beta Kappa. Survivors include her husband, Joseph L. Baker; father, Peter Burris Jr.; children, Michael B. Baker, Mary Monica Claire Baker Grey, Alma Zecevic Faust and Jonathan L. Baker; and one grandson. Burial was at St. John Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: St. John Church, 627 Pike St., Covington, KY 41011; or St. Ann Church, 1274 Parkway Ave., Covington, KY 41011; or Northkey Community Care, 722 Scott St., Covington, KY 41011.

Rodney Bryson Rodney Sawyer “Bud” Bryson, 80, formerly of Villa Hills, died Aug. 21, 2013, at the Baptist Village Care Center in Erlanger. He practiced law for 53 years with the firm, Ware, Bryson, West and Kummer, after graduating with a J.D. from University of Cincinnati in 1949. He was member of Phi Delta Phi and Beta Theta Pi, the Order the Coif, Emeritus Fellow of the American College of Trial lawyers, the National Association of Railroad Trial Council, was past president of the Kenton County Bar Association. member of the American Bar Association, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the N. Ky. Bar Association, was a charter member of the N. Ky. Defense Council, and a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. Survivors include his wife, Jean Darnell Reilly Bryson; daughter, Carla Bryson Price; stepchildren, Karen Clos, Peggy Winters, Rene O’Shaghnessy, Michael Reilly and Patrick Reilly; 11 grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Mary, Queen of Heaven Church, 1150 Donaldson Road, Erlanger, KY 41018.

Everett Chambers Everett Lee Chambers, 61, of Independence, died Aug. 23, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a former maintenance technician for Levi Strauss, and loved working on cars and drag racing. Survivors include his wife,

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Rhonda Ann Emmert Chambers; daughters, Jenny Lynn Chambers, Marcie Clark and Briana Richardson; sons, Ryan Chambers and Brent Emmert; and four grandchildren. Interment was at Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Chambers Family, care of Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051.

Frederick Dietz III Frederick Joseph “Fred” Dietz III, 55, of Erlanger, died Aug. 21, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. His parents, Frederick Joseph Dietz Jr. and Elizabeth; and sister, Dianne Marie Dietz, died previously. Survivors include his children, Christine Nieporte and Eric Dietz; siblings, Sandra Morgan, Jerry Dietz and John Dietz; fiancee, Cynthia Davidson; and one granddaughter. Burial was at St. John Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Dortha Hauschildt Dortha May Hauschildt, 95, formerly of Latonia, died Aug. 20, 2013, at Baptist Village Care Center in Erlanger. She was a retired cook for Finneytown schools in Ohio, and longtime member of Latonia Baptist Church. Her husband, William J. Hauschildt; son, Wallace F. Gillispie; and grandson, Jay Gillispie, died previously. Survivors include her son, William M. Gillispie, and grandson, Mark Gillispie, both of Cape Coral, Fla. Burial was at Arlington Cemetery. Memorials: Latonia Baptist Church, 38th and Church St., Latonia, KY.

Claudia Hicks Claudia Marie Roa Hicks, 63, of Cincinnati, died Aug. 27, 2013. She attended Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Cincinnati, and enjoyed ceramics, crafts and camping. Her brother, Charles Roa; son, Shawn Hicks; and significant other, James Daniels Jr., died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Julie Ann Marie Matteucci; foster daughter, Allasandra Niehaus of Independence; son, Ken Hicks of Independence; sisters, Collette Weigand, Carol Schobert and Patsy Lee, all of Cincinnati; brothers, Jack Roa and Joseph Roa, both of Cincinnati; and two grandchildren. Memorials: charity of donor’s choice.

Leroy Keeton Jr. Leroy Keeton Jr., 67, of Burnside, formerly of Newport and Taylor Mill, died Aug. 2, 2013, at his residence. He retired after 32 years as a plant manager for a resistor manufacturing company in Northern Kentucky, and was a truck driver for Tri B Trucking, attended Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Herald Keeton; daughter, Lori Clark; son, Duane Scott Keeton; and six grandchildren.

Memorials: American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge, 1500 College Way, Lexington, KY 40502.

Dorothy Miracle Dorothy Mae Miracle, 87, of Covington, died Aug. 29, 2013, at the Providence Pavilion in Covington. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Fort Wright. Survivors include her husband, Carl Miracle of Covington; daughter, Amy Miracle of Covington; and son, Robert Miracle of Colorado Springs, Colo. Interment was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Charles Patton Charles Patton, 69, of Taylor Mill, died Aug. 23, 2013, at his residence. He was self-employed in home improvement and construction. His sister, Lois Brimm Poole, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Jenny; daughters, Pam Kelley and Jessica Patton; and sons, Chuck Patton, Chris Rossi, Adam Rossi, Matthew Patton, Nick Patton and Joey Patton. Burial was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Richard Poole Richard E. Poole, 68, of Walton, died Aug. 22, 2013, in Fort Wright. He was an Army veteran, member of the American Legion Post No. 277, a truck driver and escort for S&H Contractors, and member of the All Saints Catholic Church in Walton. His wife, Janet Faye Jones, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Lisa K. Terrell of Fort Wright, and Sarah Jo Purcell of Falmouth; brothers, Jim Poole of Florence, and Donnie Poole of Walton; sisters, Jean Phipps of Walton, and Nell Jo Nantz of Taylor Mill; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Verona.

Lorie Bailey and Tracy Maccioli; son, Randy Rump; sisters, Carolyn Blasingame and Teresa Rump; brothers, Tom Rump, Ken Rump and Steve Rump; 15 Grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Memorials: the Lisa Rump Scholarship Fund, care of Holy Cross High School, 3617 Church St. Latonia, KY 41015.

Sister Ann Mary Russell Sister Ann Mary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus “Pamela” Russell, FDM, 50, of Covington, died Aug. 25, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She entered the Franciscan Daughters of Mary on May 24, 2008 and served at the Rose Garden Home Mission in Covington since 2007. Her sister, Sherry, died previously. Survivors include her son, William Russell of Covington; daughter, Anna Virginia Russell of Newport; siblings, Sandy, Terry, Kimberly and Karen; and three grandchildren. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery in Covington. Memorials: Rose Garden Home Mission, P.O. Box 122070, Covington, KY 41012. Lena Awanna Short, of Alexandria, died Aug. 22, 2013. She was a homemaker and loved cooking and her family. Her husband, Charles Delbert Short, died previously. Survivors include her sister, Florence Kinney of Crestview Hills; sons, Steve of Melbourne, Jerry of California, Ky., Phil of Falmouth, Robert, Roger and Fred of Alexandria; daughter, Lalla Marie of Alexandria; seven grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. Burial will be held at Mount Gilead Cemetery in California, Ky.

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Jerry Rump Jerry Rump, 72, of Crestview Hills, died Aug. 21, 2013, at Madonna Manor Nursing Home in Villa Hills. He was the owner and president of Jero Inc., a manufacturing company in Florence, was awarded several patents throughout the years, was the owner of Sableux, a salon/spa in Crestview Hills, was an avid golfer who spent the winter months in Naples, Fla., and loved to travel and dine out. He played basketball for Adolph Rupp at the University of Kentucky and also played at Xavier University. Before college he was drafted to play baseball by the Milwaukee Brewers but chose basketball instead. His first wife, Becky Rump; second wife, Sandra Rump; and brother, Chubby Rump, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Shelly Summe, Barb Wulker,

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DOUBLE TALK TICKETS Tickets for Double Talk cost $20 for adults; $10 for children under 12. For more information about Double Talk 2013 or to purchase tickets, visit or call 859-341-0461.

By Melissa Stewart

Ventriloquist Ronn Lucas will perform during Vent Haven Museum’s Double Talk 2013.


see two personalities on the stage. You hear two voices. In ventriloquism, however, there’s really only one living being on the stage and they’re the only one talking. Yet, your eyes and ears are fooled, said ventriloquist Tom Ladshaw of Taylor Mill. “It’s also a bit of magic. What you see is an illusion, but it’s not just visual, it’s an audio illusion,” he said. “The secret is that the ears are easily deceived.” Ladshaw, a member of the board of advisers of the Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell, has been dabbling in the art of ventriloquism for 48 years. He started when only 5 years old. “Ventriloquism evokes in everyone a little bit of their childhood. It’s one of those things that’s just in our DNA,” Ladshaw said. “We respond to a puppet, an inanimate object that has life breathed into it. It’s like the classic tale ‘Pinocchio,’ we want that puppet to come to life.” According to Ladshaw, Vent Haven is focused on preserving and educating the public on these qualities of ventriloquism. The museum’s caretakers are reaching out to the community next


Tom Ladshaw, a ventriloquist and member of the board of advisers of Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell. Ladshaw is producing the museum’s second annual Double Talk featuring Ronn Lucas. FILE PHOTO

month by hosting Double Talk 2013, a family-friendly show featuring ventriloquist Ronn Lucas. The show will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Notre Dame Academy Performing Arts Center, 1699 Hilton Drive, Park Hills. Lucas mixes stand-up comedy, improvisation and audience interaction with “astonishing” voice gymnastics, Ladshaw explained. He has appeared on and starred in national TV programs including The “Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “L.A. Law” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” “He is one of those guys that is capable of connecting with every

member of the audience,” said Ladshaw, producer of Double Talk. “Whether you’re 5 years old seeing your first show or a senior citizen, you’ll enjoy his performance. He gets right to the heart of the art form – he goes for the funny bone and touches the heart.” The show will serve two purposes, according to Lisa Sweasy, another member of the museum’s board of directors. The event serves as a fundraiser for Vent Haven, as a way to promote the art of ventriloquism to locals and as a way to raise awareness of the museum. “Vent Haven is really a treasure, the only one of its kind in the world,” Sweasy said.

The museum houses more than 700 figures, thousands of photographs and playbills, and a library of books, some of which date back to the 1700s. It all started with founder William Shakespeare better known as W.S. Berger. Berger was a collector of ventriloquist memorabilia. In 1973, his collection went public with the opening of the museum. The museum, living up to its name, is a haven for ventriloquists around the world, especially during the annual international ConVENTion that gathers more than 400 ventriloquists. Between 900 and 1,200 people visit Vent Haven each year. However, “lo-

cally, not a lot of people come,” Sweasy said. She and Ladshaw are hoping this event, the second annual Double Talk, will change that. “There’s this feeling that just comes over you when you walk in the museum,” Ladshaw said. “I’ve been going for years

and it still happens to me. The museum offers an intimate connection. You don’t just learn about the ventriloquist, their puppet, and their act, but who they were and what they were about.”

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