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Celebrate Erlanger’s history at Heritage Day By Amy Scalf

ERLANGER — More than 115 years of history will be explored during the 22nd annual Heritage Day from 1-5 p.m., Sunday, Sept.15, at the Erlanger Depot Museum and Park, 3313 Crescent Ave. The Southern Railroad Depot, which serves as the home for the Erlanger Historical Society, is 20 years older than the city, which was incorporated in 1897. History ties together the story of railroad and the city. “The reason there’s a depot in Erlanger is because we were higher up and as steam engines came up the hill to Erlanger, they ran out of water, so they had to stop and refuel the water tanks,” said Pat Hahn of the city’s historical society. “The railroad built Silverlake, which is now a park and all of that, but it was originally a lake with a big water tower for them to pump the water into the steam engines for them to go on into Lexington.” She said that after diesel engines replace steam engines, the city took over the lake because it was no longer needed. The depot and a caboose are two stops on the historical walking tour that will be featured for the first time during Heritage Day. Hahn said the route includes seven stops around the park, including the Boone Kenton Lumber Co., which is

Diane Schadler and Travis Caudill of Twenhofel Middle School display their PBIS banner for achieving one year in the positive behavior program. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Schools applaud positive behavior By Amy Scalf

INDEPENDENCE — Each of Kenton County’s 18 schools were commended on Sept. 4 for their participation in a districtwide program to help reduce student behavior problems by reinforcing positive actions. Kenton County Schools Superintendent Terri Cox-Cruey believes the program, Positive Behavioral Inteventions and Supports, or PBIS, is already

changing school culture. “I felt strongly that all schools needed to participate. We had a behavior specialist working at the district level who would get involved once behavior escalated, but with this program, we can reduce the incidents of bad behavior in the first place,” she said. “If you want to change behavior, you have to change instruction, and teach students what’s expected. When students aren’t having behavioral problems, we can do

more on an academic and instructional level.” She said each of the district’s schools has met goals to reduce the number of bad behavior referrals, and they each have banners on display to show their participation. Of Kenton’s 18 schools, 17 were recognized by the Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline for participating in PBIS during the 2012-2013 See SCHOOLS, Page A2

Pat and Paul Hahn of Erlanger celebrate Erlanger’s history at the 2012 Heritage Day at Depot Park. PROVIDED

Erlanger’s oldest business. Another features will be Civil War reenactors discussing the 150th anniversary of Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s raid and escape. Admission to the event is free, but food, beverages, crafts and other items will be available for purchase from 40 different vendors. The celebration includes carriage rides, face painting, petting zoo, a blowup slide, martial arts demonstrations, storytelling by the Elsmere Historical Society and visits from Erlanger’s public services employees and vehicles. See HERITAGE, Page A2

Chamber leaders get in the video game SEE THE TRAILER

By Amy Scalf

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will be serving up tradition with a twist at its annual dinner on Thursday, Sept. 12. In addition to recognizing the end of the fiscal year and honoring chamber members during the dinner at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, the region’s top business leaders will also pass the gavel to a new chamber chairman. The gavel will be delivered, along with a few giggles, from soon-to-be former Chairman Lytle Thomas to incoming FORT

Outgoing Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Chairman Lytle Thomas stars as “Agent Chairman” in an entertaining video for the chamber’s annual dinner Thursday, Sept. 12. PROVIDED



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Chairwoman Debbie Simpson by way of an action-packed video featuring one of film’s international men of mystery. The video gavel-passing started last year when C-Forward President Brent Cooper became chamber chairman, and he wanted to do something different. “The past chairs had done the same thing every year and line up on stage and say their name and year and pass the gavel to the new chair,” he said. “It

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got so long. There are so many great guys and gals who get up there and get recognized, so we didn’t want to take that away. We just wanted to make it more fun, so we did a video.” “I think it’s just great that folks are willing to let their hair down and have fun with this,” said chamber President Steve Stevens, adding that including past chairs in the video also helps ensure their presence at the event. “Not everyone can make it to the dinner,” said Stevens. “So by doing the video, we can go out and collect a piece of video on See CHAMBER, Page A2 Vol. 17 No. 45 © 2013 The Community Recorder ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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every single person and they’ll be there on the screen. It’s a nice way to change it up. It was really fun, and the reaction from the audience was terrific.” This year’s video features Thomas doing an impression of spy parody character Austin Powers. “It’s pretty impressive,” said Cooper. “He’s been a top business leader and one groovy chair.” Cooper said the video incorporates the chamber business with the busi-

ness community as well as displaying interesting points around the region. “The theme with the annual dinner is ‘Get your game on,’ so we’re getting the community as a whole to get in the game. We also have each of the past chairs doing something different, and highlighting different aspects of Northern Kentucky and some scenes are at tennis courts or golf courses. It’s a double bonus.” Cooper has released a video trailer that runs about a minute and a half to promote the 5-minute gavel-passing video that will premiere at the annual event.

“It’s full of funny things and a couple of surprises. I think people are really going to like it. It’s going to be a new tradition to try to top it each year and see what the new chair and past chairs are going to do,” Cooper said. “Part of being a good business community is being able to network with one another and laugh together and to have fun. It’s being professional and also having a good time. We’re coming to the table about some pretty heavy issues, so it’s good to have a moment to laugh.”

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HONORING VOLUNTEERS As part of its annual dinner, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce recognizes individuals who have shown exceptional community service and chamber volunteerism. Those being honored on Thursday, Sept. 12, are: » Robert Hudson, an attorney with Frost Brown Todd in Florence, is this year’s recipient of the Walter R. Dunlevy/ Frontiersman award, sponsored by Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc. It recognizes individuals who have a lifelong history of outstanding service to the Northern

Kentucky community, exhibited outstanding service to the nominee’s profession or industry and exemplified the highest standards of personal integrity and family responsibility. » Barbara Moran Johnson, an associate vice president of investments with Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, is the recipient of the Walter L. Pieschel award, named after the chamber’s first volunteer leader and given to an individual who exemplifies outstanding service to the Chamber. » St. Elizabeth Healthcare is recipient of the Imagemaker award,

sponsored by PNC Bank, and presented to a chamber member who has brought national or international attention to Northern Kentucky through their achievements. » Bill and Sue Butler are the recipients of the the Devou Cup Award, awarded by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, which was created to honor the generosity of a donor who has made a profound difference in the quality of community life in Northern Kentucky. Bill Butler is the chairman and chief executive officer of Corporex Companies.


ed, and participants will have a chance to win prizes including a Samsung tablet or Frisch’s gift certificates. “I think my favorite part is seeing all the people who come, and I enjoy all the camaraderie that

goes on. I like going to all the different booths and seeing the crafts and how talented people are,” said Hahn. “It’s just a wonderful day for families.”

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Vigil supports service members By Amanda Hopkins Recorder contributor

Florence — To keep with the tradition of supporting service members, the Kentucky Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers of America and the U.S. Marine Riders of America are hosting the fifth annual candlelight vigil, “Until They All Come Home” in honor of the National POW/MIA Recognition Day. The candlelight vigil will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the Florence Government Center, 8100 Ewing Drive. There also will be a special dedication in honor of the 109 fallen warriors from Kentucky who have died during the war on terrorism. Lorene Friedman, along with her daughter Kimberly Piol Clark, helped the Northern Kentucky Chapter get its start in 2006. Since then, the group has grown to 67 members. They send care packages to troops overseas, attend funerals of fallen soldiers to support the families, lay wreaths at the grave sites at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Wil-




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school year. Dixie Heights High School was the only school not included, but the school started the program later in the year and is “on track to meet benchmark this year,” according to Jess Dykes, spokeswoman for the Kenton County School

liamstown, volunteer at the Northern Kentucky Veteran’s Hospital and attend deployment and re-deployment ceremonies. “We wear our title of Blue Star Mothers of America Inc. with extreme pride and honor and we never falter from supporting our Military Armed Forces ... past, present and future,” Friedman said. “Since the start of our BSMA chapter in Kentucky, I have dedicated my time to seeing that our local women and men serving in the military have received the recognition and care they so deserve.” Blue Star Mothers of America are mothers who now have, or have had, children serving in the military. They are a Congressionally chartered, 501 (c) 3; and were formed six weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor. They support each other and their children while promoting patriotism. The candlelight vigil in Florence is important for Friedman because she has many family members that have

served and are serving in the military. The vigil got its start in 2008 in order to combine services for Patriot Day on Sept. 11 and for National POW/MIA Recognition Day on Sept. 20. The candles symbolize not forgetting the sacrifices made by military men and women. “I have always had a sincere and undying love, for our country, for those serving to protect us and my God who oversees it all. I love every minute of the time I spend in coming up with bigger and better ways to support our troops and our chapter,” Friedman said. “This is our home, our families and our friends. As a community we should vow that we will always remember and never ever forget! A Nation that forgets is a Nation soon to be forgotten.” The candlelight vigil will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the Florence Government Center, 8100 Ewing Drive. There will also be a special dedication in honor of the 109 fallen warriors from Kentucky who have died during the war on terrorism.

District. According to the Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline, a project of the Kentucky Department of Education, the program started in 2001 “to create a more positive, safe and supportive learning environment for both staff and students.” The center’s mission, online at, is “to train and support schools in the implemen-

tation of positive, proactive and instructional strategies so students become self-disciplined, responsible and productive members of their community and ultimately the Commonwealth of Kentucky.” So far, 29 Kentucky school districts participate in PBIS. The program, which also includes anti-bullying support, features an agreed-upon and common approach to discipline, positively stated expectations for students and staff, a rewards system, a systematic approach to addressing misbehavior and procedures to monitor and evaluate the system’s effectiveness regularly and frequently.


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Elisabeth Logan gives the valedictorian address during Covington Latin High School’s commencement ceremonies at the St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. PROVIDED

Covington Latin High School seniors listen to a speaker during commencement ceremonies at the St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. PROVIDED

COLLEGE CORNER Clark makes dean’s list

Elizabeth Clark, of Independence, was named to the dean’s list with distinction for the Spring 2013 semester at William Peace University in Raleigh, N.C. To earn this distinction, a student must maintain at least a 3.7 grade-point average in all courses.

Makovore gets MBA degree

Modern Makovore, of Independence, recently received a Master of Business Administration degree from California Lutheran University.

Myers completes degree

Leigh Ann Myers, of Erlanger, recently graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a Master of Accountancy degree. A 2004 graduate of Scott High School, Myers is the daughter of Elmer and Julie Myers of Edgewood.


Bowling inducted into honor society

Xavier University recently had its All Honors Day. Megan Bowling, of Taylor Mill, was inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society.

UK honors Kenton students

The following students from Kenton County made the University of Kentucky dean’s list for the Fall 2012 semester: Cory Abeling, Kelvin Adams, Zachary Adams, Michael Albers, Samira Ansari,

Carrie Ayers, Brittany Barron, Brittany Nicole, Karen Barth, Lillian Barth, Sean Baute, Abigail Beausir, Holly Beck, Alec Beeghly, Grant Berberich, Joseph Bernhard, Amy Blankenship, Megan Bowling, James Boyd, Shannon Brady, Christopher Bright, David Brueggeman, Brent Buckley, Allison Burke, Ellen Burns, Addison Cain, Hannah Cain, Corey Campbell, Elliott Campbell, Brandon Capps, Holly Claypole, Rachel Coghill, Abigail Cole, Jon Connor, Shelby Coons, Emily Cottingham, Chase Cox, Peter Craig, Adam Creamer, Emily Crocetti, Eric Curran, Brianna D’Alessandri, Caroline Davis, Clair Deglow, Lydia Doggett, Stefanie Durrett, Katharine Elmore, Robert Emmitt III, John Fagel, Emily Fannin, Heather Federmann, Ryan Fields, Joseph Flanigan, Alexander Flynn, Joseph Fredrick, Aaron Fritsch, Alexis Frye, Craig Furnish, Amanda Gerakos, Christian Gerwe, Paul Gerwe, Joseph Gieske, Jillian Goins, Cory Gray, Hannah Griese, Zachary Grove, Patrick Hafenbridle, Shannon Haggard, Erin Hall, Emily Harmeling, Jennifer Harvey, Megan Heath, Samantha Heidrich, Joshua Heller, Steven Helton, Kelli Hemsath, Kathryn Hill, Christopher Hoffman, Geneva Hoffmann, Robin Hood, Courtney Howard, Mark Huffmyer, Michael Huffmyer, Mark Humpert, Kyle Ihli, Riku Imanishi, Amanda Jacob, Edward Jeffries, Nicholas Jehn, Megan Kaiser, Dimitar Kamacharov, Brandon Kanter, Megan Kanter, Sean Karlage, Olivia Kennedy, William Kistler, Lauren Knasel, Kayla Kreft, Ashley Kunzelman, Emily Lange, Elizabeth Lanham, Emily Lanham, Grant Laugherty, Richard Lawless, Khang Si Le, Alexandra Lewin, Joel Lubrano, Timothy Luken, Katherine Lukey, Payton Lutz, Andrew Malott, Mark Manczyk, Kaitlyn Marsh, Katelyn Marshall, Jacob Maus, Kelsey McCaffrey, Madison McGhee, Emma McGregor, Christopher Meier, Nicholas Meier, Robert Meier, Shelby Meier,

Paige Menke, Maddie Meyer, Ashley Micek, Dominic Michels, Brian Miller, Angela Mischke, Kayla Mitchell, Abbey Moellering, Joseph Moffitt, Abigail Moorman, Lucas Morrison, Timothy Morrison, Preslee Mortenson, Elizabeth Myers, Susan Myers, Jessica Nelms, Giang Din Nguyen, Leah Ochs, Lindsey O’Donnell, Charles O’Keefe, Carrie Osterhage, Michael Parrott, John Pauly, Grant Peach, Lisa Polak, William Pritchett, Brittney Reed, Thomas Reitzes, Malori Renda, Paul Ritter, Andrea Schilling, Amy Schlachter, Jacob Schlarman, Karly Schmidt, Courtney Schoettker, Marc Schuler, Stephen Schwab, Abigail Shipp, Margaret Sketch, Lauren Slabaugh, Jenna Sommerkamp, Laura Sommerkamp, Trevor Sorrell, Katherine Stamm, Chelsea Stamper, Casey Stanley, Michael Stegman, Tyler Stewart, Daniel Sullivan, Kyle Surace, Laura Talbert, Eric Teipel, Abbey Tillman, Eric Torres, Lauren Trame, Evan Trauth, Alexandra Tsoras, Angela Tuemler, Michael Vaughn, Yasamin Vieth, Shelby Vogelpohl, Ross Walker, Carly Walz, Mitchell Watts, Grace Webb, Jessica Wessels, Elizabeth Williams, Joel Winnike, Brandon Witte, Benjamin Wolfe, Claire Wurtenberger, Amber Zembrodt, and Margaret Zerhusen. To qualify, a student must earn a gradepoint average of 3.6 or higher and must have earned 12 credits or more in that semester, excluding credits earned in pass-fail classes.

Locals make EKU dean’s list

The following students made the dean's list at Eastern Kentucky University for the Fall 2012 semester: Independence: Kristina Ray Beighle, a senior homeland security major; Holly Ann Cain, a junior mathematics teaching major; Erica Kay Childress, a senior public relations major; and Elizabeth Katherine Reilly, a senior public health

major. Taylor Mill: Jordan Raquel Franxman, a senior psychology major; Kirsten Rochelle Franxman, a sophomore marketing major; Jessica Nicole Kentrup, a freshman undeclared; Keifer Austin Kentrup, a sophomore philosophy major; Elizabeth Ashley Krallman, a senior child and family studies major; and Megan Elizabeth Scheper, a freshman middle grade education major. To achieve dean's list honors at Eastern, students attempting 14 or more credit hours must earn a 3.5 grade-point average out of a possible 4.0. Students attempting 13 credit hours must earn a 3.65 GPA, and students attempting 12 credit hours must earn a 3.75 GPA.

Reardon named to dean’s list

Cody A Reardon of Taylor Mill was named to the Western Illinois University fall dean’s list. The list includes undergraduate students who earn at least a 3.6 gradepoint average on a scale of 4.0 in a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded courses.

Locals earn EKU scholarships

Many incoming freshmen and transfer students have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University. Local recipients include: Jared Gregory Bowling (Simon Kenton High School), of Independence, Presidential Scholarship; Jordan Michelle Linkugel (Scott), of Covington, Presidential Scholarship; Lydia Ann Shepherd (Simon Kenton), of Park Hills, Presidential Scholarship; Alexander Stull Hoffman (Simon Kenton), of Independence, Presidential Scholarship; and Deemi Lee Fitterer (Scott), of Taylor Mill, Presidential Honor Scholarship.

Gateway college now accepting applications Community Recorder

Gateway Community and Technical College is currently accepting students to start classes Sept. 16 or Oct. 17. “We have a 12-week semester starting Sept. 16 and an eight-week semester that begins Oct. 17, so it isn’t too late for people to start college this fall,” said Andre Washington, Gateway dean of enrollment services. “But classes are filling up fast so anyone who is interested should contact us right away.” Gateway accepts students

who have graduated from high school, who have earned a high school general equivalency diploma (GED), who are eligible to pursue a GED, who want to transfer from another college, or who are dually enrolled in high school and Gateway. “Our quality takes you anywhere,” Washington said. “Our credits transfer by law to any public university in Kentucky. Because we are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the credits students earn at Gateway transfer to virtually any other accredit-

ed university in the country.” Gateway offers a wide variety of majors that prepare students for high-wage, high-demand jobs in currently hiring industries, such as manufacturing, information technology, business and emerging new fields in health care. Classes are offered at Gateway campuses in Covington, Edgewood and Florence and at the Urban Center and Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Covington. A complete list of online classes can be downloaded at under the Class Schedules me-

nu. Tuition is $144 per credit hour, roughly half the rate of any public university in Kentucky. Financial aid is available for those who need it, and Gateway provides help with the application process. For more information on HPOG eligibility and careers, email To enroll, call 859-441-4500 or apply online at Full academic and admissions information is available on the website.

TMC opening its observatory Community Recorder

The Bank of Kentucky Observatory at Thomas More College is scheduled to host a lecture, open house and night sky viewing on the evening of Saturday, Sept.14. Prior to the open house, TMC professor Wes Ryle will present a brief introduction and lecture titled “The Real End of the World” at 8 p.m. in Thomas More College’s Steigerwald Hall inside the TMC Saints Center (formerly the Student Center). Every few years, a major doomsday prediction makes headlines, such as last year’s end of the Mayan calendar on Dec. 21. While these armageddons never seem to pan out, it is a certainty that the world will come to an end at some point in the future. Ryle’s lecture will focus on astronomical phenomenon that could cause an end to life as people know it on the Earth. Following the lecture, at about 9 p.m., TMC faculty and students will guide participants in moving to The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (located behind the lake at the rear of campus) to gaze at the stars, the moon and more through telescopes (weather-permitting). The lecture is intended for a general audience, and all ages are welcome. The event is free and open to the public with no reservation required. Thomas More College faculty and students will assist visitors in using the telescopes at the observatory, which is an outdoor facility, so guests should dress accordingly. Thomas More College is at 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills. Future open house dates: » 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, » 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, » 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. For more information or directions, visit





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Young NDA golf team prospers on links By James Weber

Scott sophomore Danny Fitzgerald (18) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Scott beat Aiken 70-8 Sept. 6 at Scott. JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Eagles keep 3-0 start in perspective By James Weber

TAYLOR MILL — None of the

program’s current players were alive the last time the Scott High School football team started a season by winning the first three games. Despite the exciting new experience, the Eagles are keeping their hot start in perspective after routing Cincinnati visitor Aiken 70-8 Sept. 6 at home. Scott is 3-0 for the first time since 1986 and is on the flight path for its second winning season in program history. Senior offensive lineman Kameron Crim, a Division I college prospect, said the Eagles haven’t accomplished much yet as they don’t play 5A district games until Sept. 27, when 2012 state runner-up Cooper comes to Taylor Mill. “We want that district championship,” Crim said. “We have to keep working, don’t let this get to our head. It feels good, but it’s not over yet. We have to keep grinding. We have to practice, do more agility things, do more work like this the next two weeks.” The Eagles have rolled over a solid Holmes team, 40-14 and beaten West Jessamine 21-20 on a last-minute touchdown, a win which Dan Woolley said truly

PARK HILLS — Despite plenty of youth, the Notre Dame Academy girls golf team has had a strong season this fall. Their goal now is to prepare for a postseason that shapes up to be tough and competitive, according to NDA head coach Karen Henderson. The Pandas have spent a good deal of time this fall battling some of the top teams in the state, and those skirmishes will continue Saturday, Sept. 14 in Louisville. There, NDA will pay in the Sacred Heart Invitational at Hurstbourne Country Club. “That will be a tough one,” Henderson said. “There are a lot of great teams up there. It’s a beautiful course. There are a lot of great teams in the state and they’re shooting really low. State should be interesting this year. It will be a dogfight to get to the second day.” Henderson said NDA has a couple of tournament wins under its belt, most recently

the Grant County tournament. NDA has mostly played 18hole tournaments and done well with a young team, led by senior Jill Edgington, that has had some growing pains at times. “We’ve had real good rounds and we’ve had some rounds that weren’t our best,” Henderson said. “The consistency is not there yet. We’re looking for a consistent performance. The thing we’ve been working on most is the short game.” Edgington was third in the region last year and 34th at state. She has been the team’s top performer this year. “Jill has been doing really well,” Henderson said. “She’s been putting up the scores that we knew she would put up. She’s helping mentor the younger girls. We have a couple of freshmen that she’s been working with.” Sophomore Erin Durstock has stepped up as the No. 2 golfer this year. Follow James on Twitter @RecorderWeber

Scott junior Chris Hammons looks for running room in the fourth quarter. Scott beat Aiken 70-8 Sept. 6 at Scott in Taylor Mill. JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER

UP NEXT What: Scott football team travels to Newport When: 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13 Where: Newport High School, 900 E 6th St., Newport, KY 41071 Last week: Scott (3-0) beat Cincinnati Aiken 70-8 and Newport (0-2) lost to Walton-Verona 48-13.

showed the potential of a program that is used to losing. Scott has averaged two wins per season since its lone winning campaign in 1990.

“The biggest thing about 3-0 is coming out and playing to our potential,” Woolley said. “We played well on both sides of the ball. It looks like we’re going in the right direction and hopefully momentum keeps building as we get to the district games.” The Aiken win came much like the first two, as the Eagles rushed for 361 yards, averaging 14 yards per carry. Nick Brinkman, Roberto London and Josh Castleman all had 70-plus yards apiece and the Eagles slightly raised their season average to See SCOTT, Page A6

Jill Edgington lines up a putt in 2011. FILE PHOTO



Covington Catholic defenders force a turnover as Moeller wide receiver Jack Gruber fumbles the ball Sept. 7 at home. CovCath (2-1) lost 45-7.GREG LORING/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

» Dixie Heights beat Beechwood 41-20. Dixie Heights pounded out more than 400 yards on the ground to rally from a 13-0 first-quarter deficit. Senior running back Seth Caple scored two touchdowns, including an 8-yard TD run in the second quarter that put Dixie ahead for good, 19-13. Dixie junior quarterback Drew Moore threw two touchdowns passes and ran for another and senior tailback Darion Washington rushed for one touchdown and had another TD receiving. » Holmes beat Lloyd 34-28, scoring three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to come from behind.

Boys soccer

» Scott beat Brossart 1-0 Sept. 3 in a 37th District game. Blake Schneider had the goal and C.J. Seay posted the shutout with nine saves.

Girls soccer

» Ludlow beat Mason County 6-1 Sept. 3. Breeann Bailey had all the Panther tallies. » Dixie Heights is 5-1 heading into play Sept. 9. Lauren Nemeroff has five goals and Madi Critcher four. » Notre Dame beat Brossart 1-0 Sept. 4. Maddie Tierney had the goal. » Villa Madonna tied Boone County 1-1 Sept. 4. Paulette Moser had the goal.

Boys golf

» St. Henry beat Bishop Brossart 167-190 Sept. 4. Luke Tobergte shot a 39 to medal.

» Covington Catholic beat Mason 154-162 Sept. 3. Brett Bauereis medaled with a 36. » Dixie Heights beat Scott 193-200 Sept. 3. Scott’s Grant Kuether medaled with a 44. » Holy Cross tied Augusta 168-168 Sept. 5. Leighton Schrand was co-medalist with 40.

Girls golf

» Beechwood beat Villa Madonna 158-172 Sept. 4. Olivia Sletto medaled with a 50. » Holy Cross beat Dixie Heights 191-197. Dixie’s Madi Gulla shot a 42 to medal. » Villa Madonna beat Highlands 179-213 Sept. 4. Madison Trenkamp shot a 41 to medal.


» Scott beat Conner Sept. 5, 25-20, 25-10, 25-17. » Villa Madonna beat Dayton 25-16, 25-10.



Freedom enjoy 2nd-straight Frontier League playoff berth By Adam Turer

FLORENCE — The Florence Freedom qualified for the Frontier League playoffs for the secondstraight season. They certainly made it interesting, waiting until the penultimate day of the regular season to clinch a postseason berth. Florence posted a 53-43 regular season record and held the tiebreaker over the Gateway Grizzlies for the league’s final wild card spot. A strong second half propelled the Freedom to the playoffs. The team is eager to get back to the Frontier League Championship Series after losing coming just short of the championship last year. “The guys from last year feel like we want some payback,” said AllStar shortstop Junior Arrojo, one of the team’s veteran leaders. “We want that ring so much more after getting so close last year.” The Freedom’s pitching staff was a key to the team’s improvement down the stretch. The bullpen was taxed by the starters’ struggles to go deep into ballgames. Once the starters found their groove, the bullpen grew rested and stronger. “Our bullpen’s really been big for us,” said starting pitcher Michael Oros. “Once our starters started getting into the sixth inning of games, it

The Florence Freedom celebrate clinching a playoff berth in the Frontier League after winning their home game Sept. 4. THANKS TO THE FLORENCE FREEDOM

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took pressure off of the bullpen.” Oros earned the victory that clinched the Freedom’s playoff spot, pitching seven strong innings to defeat Windy City on Sept. 4. He also took the mound in the Freedom’s first home playoff game of the season, played on Sept. 10 after Recorder deadlines. The Freedom were eager to return home after losing the first two playoff games on the road to the Schaumburg Boomers. Down in an 0-2 hole in the best-of-five series, the Freedom need to win both games at University of Cincinnati Medical Center to keep their season alive.

PLAYOFF PICTURE The Florence Freedom took on the Schaumburg Boomers Tuesday, Sept. 10, at University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium in game 3 of the Frontier League's Divisional playoff round after Recorder deadline. Heading into that game, the Boomers led the series 2-0. The series is a best-of-five format. Should the Freedom win game 3, game 4 would have been Wednesday night in Florence. No information on a potential game 5 was available.

“Our home crowd has been great and having people come out for us really makes it fun for us to play,” said Oros. “We haven’t been home in a

while. We’re happy to be back home, especially with our backs against the wall.” The lineup has been strong, led by Arrojo, slugger Byron Wiley, and league MVP Jacob Tanis. The Freedom held their own in Schaumburg, losing a heartbreaking walkoff 9-8 in the opener and losing late in Game Two, 6-2, after being tied through seven innings. “One through nine in our lineup, you never know who will step up,” Arrojo said. “When we get hot, we’re tough to beat.” The pressure is on Florence to keep the season going, but this is familiar territory for the veterans who were a part of the 2012 playoff run. “The urgency is there,” Arrojo said. “We were down to our last out of the season a couple of times last year.” The newcomers also want to keep the season going, especially in front of the home crowd. Being in a battle for the final playoff spot until the next to last day of the season helped prepare the Freedom for the postseason pressure. “I’ve had an absolute blast here,” said Oros, in his first year playing for Florence and in his second year of professional baseball. “I’ve got nothing but positive things to say about the entire organization. We hope to finish off this season on a positive note.”


The 15U Cincinnati Stix of Loveland are crowned champions of the CABA Qualifier Tournament in Oxford, Ohio. The team was 4-1 during the weekend and won 4-2 in the championship game. In front, from left, are Gage Taylor, Cody Rose, Kamren Jordan Brady Suddendorf, Cade Woolston, and Blake Schlesner. In second row are Coach Randy Russell, Drew Steinbrunner, Andrew Wodzisz, Noah Billingsley, Alex Wagner, Grant Helton of Villa Hills and coach Dave Steinbrunner. THANKS TO STEVE SUDDENDORF

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355 yards per game. The easy win was fun to experience. “To see some of the younger guys come out and do some things,” Crim said. “It feels good to see the third and fourth string guys go out there and have some fun just like we do on Friday nights. Up front, we’re real big so when we’re running like this it shows our line is really dominant. We work hard.” Scott plays at Newport and Holy Cross the next two weeks before returning home for the

Cooper showdown to start district play. On paper, Scott could be 5-0 going in, but the Eagles’ focus will be on being at their peak as the season goes on. “We have to get better at blocking and tackling,” Woolley said. “We’ll play a district where we have several good teams who are fundamentally sound and we have to play well. The biggest thing is confidence borne out of ability. These guys have been successful at every level: Pee Wees and freshmen, and now varsity. They believe they can do it.” Follow James on Twitter @RecorderWeber

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River Monsters football ready to return Community Recorder

The Continental Indoor Football League recently announced the Northern Kentucky River Monsters will join the league for the 2014 CIFL Season. All of the Northern Kentucky River Monsters’ home arena football games will once again be played at the Bank of Kentucky Center on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. The CIFL was founded in 2006, and is the longest-standing professional indoor football league in the country.

The team will play five regular season home games during the 2014 season, which will run from mid-February through May. “We’re excited to bring the Northern Kentucky River Monsters back to the Bank of Kentucky Center,” said Molly Pascucci, general manager of the Bank of Kentucky Center. “The River Monsters were a great tenant for us in 2011, and we are thrilled to be able to partner with them again. We believe this team will bring a fast-paced professional football prod-

NATIONAL CHAMP Lauren Frevola, a 13-year-old girl from Edgewood, recently competed in the USA Gymnastics National Championships in Kansas City. She placed first in the double-mini-trampoline, marking the second time in three years Frevola has won a national championship. She attends Top Flight Gymnastics in Crestview Hills. THANKS TO MARC FREVOLA

uct that is family-friendly, entertaining and affordable.” The Northern Kentucky River Monsters’ goal is to serve as a training ground to develop professional players, coaches and personnel on and off the field. The River Monsters also plan to be involved in the local community with several different nonprofit organizations, and the local schools within the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati areas. For more information, visit

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The Northern Kentucky Girls Shooting Stars traveling fastpitch softball team is having its first tryout for the 2014 season, 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Walton Park Field. The team seeks girls, ages 14-16, who have played for either their JV or varsity school team. Email or call coach Mark at 859-6409531 if interested.

Basketball tryouts The Kentucky Warriors will have tryouts for the winter and spring AAU basketball sessions, Friday, Sept. 13, at the Aspen Center, 7111 Dixie Highway, in Florence. Boys: Grades 3-5 at 5:30 p.m.; grades 6-7 at 6 p.m.; grades 8-9 at 7:30 p.m. Girls: Grades 4-6 at 8 p.m.; grades 7-9 at 8:30 p.m. There is a $5-per-player tryout fee. For more information, visit

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Survey: Vulnerable Kentuckians want charter schools toward Little Johnny becoming Big John who can’t read or do basic math but nevertheless is wearJim Waters ing a cap and gown at comCOMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST mencement COLUMNIST time. In fact, many teachers at successful charter schools run by organizations like Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP academies) are required to make their cellphone numbers available to their students so they can reach them 24/7. Fortunately, the success that charter schools have with many of our nation’s most vulnerable children – those in danger of dropping out, selling drugs or who-knows-what on the street corner or, worse, landing in prison or the morgue – is not being lost on a constituency whose kids are falling through the academic and social cracks in our traditional public schools right here in Kentucky. A new report by the nationally respected Black Alliance for Educational Options reports: » Nine in 10 black Kentuck-

ians believe government should provide parents with as many choices as possible to ensure their children receive a good education. » Black Kentuckians are like their fellow whites in that the more they know about charter schools – particularly that they help give lowerincome black students trapped in failing schools more opportunities – the more likely they are to support giving charters a chance in Kentucky. This groundbreaking survey should help shut the mouths of those legislative lions who claim to represent the black community in the Kentucky General Assembly but who allege that their constituents don’t support – or aren’t interested – in charter schools. But black politicians, who represent primarily Kentucky’s urban areas, would be wise to pay attention to a couple of other results from this survey: » Support for charters was highest among younger black voters with lower incomes and fewer years of formal education; opposition was strongest among blacks with higher incomes and more years of formal education. The good news here is that

support for charters is highest among those families most in need of options; the sad news is that too many successful blacks ignore the fact that too many of our black students bear the brunt of a failing education system. Successful black businessmen and women are in a position to help, but too often selfishly don’t. Politicians who oppose charter schools for flimsy reasons might want to reconsider their claims to represent the truly needy in their communities. » There’s strong support for charters in each of Kentucky’s six congressional districts. Reasonable Kentuckians statewide know our publiceducation system fails too many of our black and lowincome students – a demographic that tests between 21 and 30 points lower than their white affluent and middleclass peers. It’s unreasonable – and simply unacceptable – for their representatives in Frankfort to ignore the need for real options any longer. Jim Waters is president of the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s freemarket think tank.

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT 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



Herculean efforts by labor bosses at Kentucky’s teachers unions to convince lawmakers that charter schools are neither needed nor wanted in the commonwealth have succeeded. Our commonwealth remains one of only eight states without charter schools – publicly funded schools operated differently than the traditional public schools. For example, the principal of a successful charter school doesn’t have to check with some overpaid bureaucrat at the central office to determine if the union contract allows him to hire the bright young math teacher sitting in front of him instead of being forced to employ a hanger-on coasting toward a big taxpayerfunded pension who long ago lost interest in teaching. Also, teachers at the nation’s nearly 6,000 successful charter schools can stay past 2:45 in the afternoon – without risking the wrath of the union boss or jealous colleagues – to ensure that Little Johnny doesn’t get pushed into tomorrow’s new lesson without having fully mastered today’s material. Such refusal to go above and beyond teachers union contracts goes a long way


Where: Radisson Hotel in Covington Contact: President David Miller at

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.



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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

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.

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I’m tired. No, make that exhausted. Chances are I’m not alone. We are living in a practicethree-times-a-week, homework-every-night, overtimemandatory, 24/7 kind of world. Rest is simply not sacred anymore. In fact, many see rest as a byproduct of laziness and take great pride when being able to say, “I only get three hours of sleep every night.” The problem with this mindset is that Julie House it counters COMMUNITY everything RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST experts teach us about health and wellness. Experts tell us that adequate rest and seven to eight hours of sleep every night is vital for increasing our ability to think more clearly, be quicker on our feet, and it increases our capacity to learn and grow as well. (Now there’s a great reason to get those kiddos to bed 30 minutes earlier tonight.) To add to this, we are now finding that a lack of adequate sleep and rest contributes directly to weight gain and obesity as well. “Wait a minute,” you say. “How can a lack of sleep cause me to gain weight?” The answer is very simple. Without adequate sleep and rest several things happen: » My ability to think clearly and focus is impacted; therefore I make poor choices or opt for fast food more readily because I am too tired to cook. » I am much less likely to be active or exercise without adequate rest/sleep. (So, before you purchase those diet pills, try getting an extra hour or two of sleep instead.) The bible has much to say on the topic as well. In the book of Isaiah we are reminded. “Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength.” (Isaiah 30:15) Where do we find the strength to continue? Returning to God and quietly resting in him. Can’t seem to get rest even when you long for it? Remember what Jesus told those following him, in Matthew 11:28: “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Praying for a peaceful night’s sleep and talking with God about your burdens, can have a powerful impact on your sleep. The bible is also very clear regarding the effects of a lack of rest as well. In the book of Hebrews, the author states, “For all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labors, just as God did after creating the world. So let us do our best to enter that rest. But if we disobey God, as the people of Israel did, we will fall. (Hebrews 4:10-11) Julie House is a resident of Independence and founder of Equipped Ministries, a Christ-centered health and wellness program with a focus on weight loss.She can be reached at 859-802-8965 or on EquippedMinistries.

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Florence resident Michael Stutler practices throwing javelin as University of Cincinnati track and field coach Susan Seaton watches in July of 2009 at the VA nursing home in Fort Thomas. FILE PHOTO

Florence resident Michael Stutler lifts a bowling ball onto his lap during a game with fellow members of Wheelchair Veterans in Sports at Super Bowl Bellewood in Woodlawn. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Wheelchair vets avoid seclusion with sports

Sept. 28 benefit in Cold Spring pays for participation By Chris Mayhew

Florence resident Michael Stutler bowls and hurls javelins from the seat of a wheelchair. Through the nonprofit Wheelchair Veterans in Sports, Stutler and others compete with other people in wheelchairs in national, regional and local competitions. The nonprofit’s biggest annual fundraiser – a night of dinner, dancing and raffles – will be at the Newport Elks Lodge in Cold Spring Saturday, Sept. 28. Money from the fundraiser will pay to send disabled veterans to compete in events, including track and field, swimming, and skiing, Stutler said. Veterans who compete feel better physically and builds self-esteem, he said. “I mean, you’ve got other people that are rootin’ and screamin’ and hollerin’ to get you motivated and keep you going,” Stutler said. “And that all transfers into your home life because then you’ll want to get out and do stuff.” Each Wednesday, he said he bowls with other wheelchair vets at Super Bowl Bellewood in Woodlawn, near Fort Thomas. It is handicap accessible, and there are ramps for people who can’t lift up the bowling ball. Stutler, a U.S. Air Force vet-

Tom Niehoff of Anderson Township aims a bowling ball at Super Bowl Bellewood in Woodlawn in a game with fellow members of Wheelchair Veterans in Sports. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE

Cold Spring resident Lisa Wilson waits for her turn to trap shoot at the 2011 National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Pittsburgh. THANKS TO LISA



eran, said he was paralyzed in a surfing accident while on base, but off duty, in Hawaii. “When I first got hurt back in 1986 I didn’t think there was going to be a whole lot open to me, and when you first get hurt you think, ‘well, I can’t do this, I can’t do that,” he said. Working with a physical therapist, Stutler said he found out there were many things he can do. “There’s just about everything,” he said. “I saw video today that there’s this guy in a wheelchair and he’s base jumping.” Stutler said he also is part of a wheelchair pool player association, and travels to the National Veterans Wheelchair Games each year to compete in javelin and shot put. Any Cincinnati-area veteran in a wheelchair interested in pursuing a sport, whether it is for a sanctioned veteran’s

WHEELCHAIR VETERANS FUNDRAISER The fourth Wheelchair Veterans in Sports benefit will be 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Newport Elks, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring. The evening will feature music by the group Borrowed Time. The $15 ticket cost includes appetizers and drinks, and a chance to win a 51-inch flat screen television. People do not need to be present to win the door prize. For information call Mike at 859-391-2058 or Rick at 513-708-7173. Donations can be made to the Wheelchair Veterans in Sports fund at any Fifth Third Bank location.

wheelchair event or a private cycling competition, is welcome to apply for funding from the group, Stutler said. Helping other veterans stay active is what the group is all about. The nonprofit group is also seeking to buy a new throwing chair for team members to share at the national wheelchair games in sports including shot put and the javelin, Stutler said. Stutler said he has used a

throwing chair while throwing javelin, and it puts him about 12 inches higher and in a more stable position than his regular wheelchair. “The last time I threw out of a throwing chair ... my longest javelin throw was 12.2 meters,” he said. Lisa Wilson, of Cold Spring, said Wheelchair Veterans motivated her to go back and get her nursing license to become a registered nurse. An Army vet-


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eran, she is still recovering from a traumatic brain injury from a Dec. 11, 2000, auto accident when she hydroplaned and crashed on her way home from work. “I was in a coma for three months,” she said. Wheelchair sports helped her learn about herself, Wilson said. “If it wasn’t for the group, I would have ended up secluding myself because of my disability, so it’s a motivation for me getting involved,” she said. Wilson said one of the sports she learned was airsoft gun and trap shooting. She was at the Disabled American Veterans’s winter sports clinic in Snowmass, Colo., when she first shot from a chair. She used to shoot guns before being injured. “I was at the range at Snowmass, and I remember I was so excited at being able to shoot again I was boohooing and crying,” she said. Wheelchair Veterans in Sports member Rick Olson of Withamsville, Ohio, said he loves to kayak. A Vietnam War era Army veteran who served in Germany, he said he had to start using a wheelchair after a 1981 motorcycle accident. The group has bought airsoft guns for competitions and pays for people to travel and stay at athletic events, Olson said. Some have reunited with other veterans they haven’t seen for years at the competitions, and it’s a lot of fun. “It’s getting veterans out of the house so they don’t feel sorry for themselves,” Olson said.

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Art Exhibits

Art Exhibits

Five Exhibitions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Ohio National Financial Services Main Gallery and Duveneck Gallery: Angels curated by Gary Gaffney. Rieveschl: Jack Girard. Hutson: Stanka Kordic. Semmens: Michael Nichols. Youth: The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts Carnegie Scholarship Winner. Through Oct. 12. 859-957-1940; Covington.

Artist at Work, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., York St. Cafe, Free. 859-2619675; Newport. Five Exhibitions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-957-1940; Covington.

Community Dance

Drink Tastings

The Northern Kentucky Parrot Rescue hosts its annual fundraiser, featuring adoptions, bake sales and more, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at 5255 Courtney Court, in Independence.THANKS TO GINA

Friday Night in the Aisles Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., Party Source, 95 Riviera Drive, Flight of four wines, free of charge. Ages 21 and up. 859-291-4007; Bellevue.

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.


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. Daily exhibit. $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. Daily exhibit. $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. Daily exhibit. 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 Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest, 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St., Contests, music, entertainment, authentic Bavarian fare and Oktoberfest beer imported from Hofbrauhaus Munich. Free. 859-491-7200; Newport.

Holiday - Halloween USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Walkthrough haunted tour built on real steamboat. Experience 30-minute tour with more than 40 areas and two levels of fright. Through Nov. 2. $18 ThursdaySunday, $13 Wednesday. Presented by USS Nightmare. Through Nov. 2. 859-740-2293; Newport. Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride and Farmers Revenge, 8 p.m.-midnight, Sandyland Acres, 4172 Belleview Road, Voted Best Hayride in Kentucky seven years straight, or try Farmers Revenge walk through haunted barn. Through Oct. 26. Hayride: $12. Farmers Revenge: $10. Combo: $20. 859-322-0516; Petersburg.

Music - Blues Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Mansion Hill Tavern, 502 Washington

Bellevue Beach Park plays host to Art in the Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14.THANKS TO JODY ROBINSON

Ave., $4. 859-581-0100. Newport.

Music - Rock Stonehaus Trail, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Includes drink specials. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-491-3500; Newport.

Kevin Fox, 10 p.m., Strasse Haus, 630 Main St., Free. 859-261-1199. Covington.

Live Bait Comedy, 8 p.m., Leapin Lizard Gallery, 726 Main St., With Leah McBride. Rob Wilfong, Homer Hodge, Hayward Thompson, Curt Repka and Angelo Catanzaro. $5. 859-581-2788. Covington. Josh Wolf, 8 and 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $15-$17. Through Sept. 15. 859-957-2000; Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Double Talk 2013, 3-5 p.m., Notre Dame Academy, 1699 Hilton Drive, Family-friendly show featuring professional ventriloquist Ronn Lucas. Benefits Vent Haven Museum. $20. Presented by Vent Haven Museum. 859-341-0461; Park Hills.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 Art in the Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Bellevue Beach Park, 100 Ward Ave., Regional artists and craftsmen selling original work. Exhibit and sale is also juried competition. Activities for children, dance class, music and more. Presented by Bellevue Renaissance. 859-431-8866; Bellevue.

Art Exhibits Five Exhibitions, noon-3 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-957-1940; Covington.

Benefits freshART, 6-11 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Celebrate works of region’s finest artists. More than 30 artists create works at Devou Park during day for inclusion in auction at museum. Benefits Behringer-Crawford Museum’s educational children’s programs. $65, includes dinner. Works on view in park 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free. 859-491-4003; Covington. Northern Kentucky Parrot Rescue, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 5255 Courtney Court, Annual fundraising event with adoptions, bake sales and more. Independence.

Cooking Classes 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.

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.

Festivals Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest, 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Hofbrauhaus, Free. 859-491-7200; Newport.

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Exercise Classes 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.

Health / Wellness Weight Loss That Works, 6:30 p.m.-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.

Museums Tot Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Story, craft and activity. Included with admission. 859-491-4003; Covington.

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Line Dancing, 7-9 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. Smoke-free. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co.. Through Dec. 17. 859-727-0904. Fort Wright.

Pets John Waite is among the featured performers, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way.FILE PHOTO USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $18 Thursday-Sunday, $13 Wednesday. 859-740-2293; Newport. Pistol Holler Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-4913500. Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Live Bait Comedy, 9 p.m. With Brashean, Matt Linville, Tony Kordenbrock, Deber Wilson, Goober, David Williams, Ron Gabbard, Jason Goodall and Rob Wilfong., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., $5. 859-314-9543; Latonia. Josh Wolf, 7:30 and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15-$17. 859-957-2000; Newport.

Recreation St. Henry Boosters Golf Outing, 1-6 p.m., Kenton County Golf Course, 3908 Richardson Road, Four-person scramble. Includes 18 holes of golf, riding cart, beverages, steak dinner, chance to win prizes and various awards. Benefits St. Henry Grade School Athletic Boosters. $75. Registration required. Presented by St. Henry Elementary School. 859-760-3325; Independence.

Runs / Walks Robin’s Nest 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m., Pioneer Park, 3950 Madison Pike, Benefits the Robin’s Nest, an organization committed to assisting those battling cancer. $25. Presented by Robin’s Nest Charitable Fund. 859-4098815; Covington.

Tours Ultimate Gangster Tour, 2 p.m., Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. Fifth St., More in-depth tour expands on Newport’s history. Includes visiting three additional

locations not on regular tour. $30. Presented by American Legacy Tours. 859-491-8000; Newport.

Pool Party, noon-4 p.m., Kenton Paw Park, 3951 Madison Pike, Baby pools located throughout park. Food, beverages, pet and people treats available. Includes raffles for prizes. Free parking. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Friends of Kenton Paw Park. 859-356-7400; Covington.



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Triple Crown Doll Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Radisson Hotel Covington, 668 W. Fifth St., Antique to modern dolls and accessories for sale. Royal doll display, door prizes and raffles. Benefits United Federation of Doll Clubs and local children’s charities. $4, $1 ages 11 and under. Presented by Triple Crown Doll Club. 513-376-1670. Covington.

Burlington Antique Show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, More than 200 vendors with antiques, vintage jewelry and furniture, primitives, architectural elements, mid-century collectibles, American and memorabilia. Early buying, 6-8 a.m. with $5 admission. $3, free ages 12 and under. Presented by Burlington Antique Show. 513-922-6847; Burlington.

Auditions The Sound of Music, 4-8 p.m., The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Actors should prepare 32 bars of one musical theatre selection in the style of the show. Please also have a contrasting selection prepared. Some actors may be asked for a cold reading from the script. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. A cappella auditions, or those with pre-recorded accompaniment, will not be considered. Please provide four copies of your résumé and at least one headshot. Free. 859-957-1940; Covington.

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

Karaoke and Open Mic 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.

MONDAY, SEPT. 16 Art & Craft Classes Wine and Canvas, 6:30-9:30 p.m., John Phillip’s Restaurant & Bar, 2809 Dixie Highway, Painting class with cocktails. No experience necessary. Local professional guides step by step through painting. $35. Reservations required. Presented by Wine and Canvas. 513-317-1305; Crestview Hills.

Art Exhibits Five Exhibitions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-957-1940; Covington.

Exercise Classes 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.

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.

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.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18 Art Exhibits Five Exhibitions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-957-1940; Covington.

Community Dance Hex Squares, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Western square dance club specializing in hexagon style for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 18. 513-929-2427. Covington.

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.

Karaoke and Open Mic DJ-led Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Miller’s Fill Inn, Free. 859-431-3455; Bellevue.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 19 Art Exhibits Five Exhibitions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-957-1940; Covington.

Exercise Classes 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. Zumba Fitness, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Independence Senior and Community Center, 2001 Jack Woods Drive, $30 six-week session, $7 drop in. Registration required. 859-356-6264; Independence.

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



Cake recipe ushers in apple season

Every cloud has a silver lining. There’s a reason for everything. Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional. Our family friend, Ruth Ann Ashburn, could have quoted Rita these sayHeikenfeld ings after RITA’S KITCHEN a storm wrecked havoc with two of her favorite trees: A maple she raised from a sapling and the tallest wild cherry tree I’ve ever seen. My husband, Frank, and I went over to help. Frank brought his saw and tackled the smaller limbs. The professionals came in for the rest. The silver lining here is we now have a good amount of wood aging for next year. The storm also knocked a lot of our apples off our trees, so I had to use the fallen ones up. Granddaughter Eva and I made applesauce for her little sister, Emerson. She washed the apples and I chunked them up for the slow cooker. I also dehydrated some apples and have apple leather/rollups drying in the sun. Check my blog for those recipes plus photos.

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Chris, a Kentucky reader, immigrated to this country from Germany. Chris, like my

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Roasted smashed potato cakes

For Susan B., an Eastside reader, who ate these at a restaurant. “They were seasoned with just salt and pepper, and garnished with chives,” she said. About 2 pounds small or baby potatoes (I used my little garden potatoes) Olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Onion chives Sour cream (optional)

Cook potatoes and drain. Preheat oven to Rita’s granddaughter, Eva, helps pick apples.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

daughter-in-law Inge, is an expert baker. Chris shared this recipe a while back and I get requests for it when apple season rolls around. A moist and “good keeper” cake. “Everyone wants the recipe,” Chris told me. 3 eggs 2 cups sugar 11⁄4 cups canola oil 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 ⁄2 teaspoon each cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt 11⁄2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 cups peeled and chopped apples (Chris likes Granny Smith) 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour Bundt pan. Beat sugar and eggs until creamy. Add oil slowly and beat until blended.

Sift flour with spices, salt and soda. Pour into egg mixture and blend. Add vanilla, apples and nuts. Blend well and pour into pan. Bake 11⁄4 hours. Cool and remove from pan. Dust with powdered sugar or make glaze of lemon juice and powdered sugar.

Kathy L.’s poor man’s lobster

I knew I could count on you! A reader who had lost her recipe and was hoping beyond all hope that I could help find it requested this. “I’ve made this quite a bit although not recently. This recipe is probably at least 20 years old. Since I dusted this off, I think I will fix it again soon,” Kathy said. 1 lb. cod frozen, thawed

450 degrees. Brush baking sheet with oil and heat in oven for 5 minutes. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, gently flatten and brush with oil, and add seasonings. Roast about 15 minutes or so. Turn over and roast until golden, another 15 minutes or so. Garnish with chives and side of sour cream. 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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It’s time to plant pansies Question: Someone told me you should plant pansies in the fall. Is that true? If so, how soon should I plant them? Answer: You can plant pansies any time this month. Pansies planted in late August or early September are usually twice as large and showy by the following May as they would be if not planted until spring. If you plant pansies this weekend, bloom will continue into the winter, and spring flowering usually starts by early March, continuing through next June. Pansies, usually classified as cool-season annuals or short-lived perennials, are winter hardy if planted in early fall to allow the roots to get established before

freezing temperatures arrive. For fall plantings, it is best to plant pansies Mike in the Klahr ground HORTICULTURE rather CONCERNS than in containers, since the roots are the least coldhardy part of the plant, and plants in containers have their roots exposed to the cold over the winter. The flowers will tolerate temperatures down to 15 degrees. Some foliage is damaged by temperatures less than 10 degrees, but basal portions of the stems are hardy to temperatures of minus-15 degrees. Pansies prefer a full

Beware of e-mail delivery scams I’ve received several e-mails recently claiming to come from the post office and Federal Express telling me they were unable to deliver a package. The e-mails look suspicious and, upon checking, I’ve learned I’m one of many people receiving them. Two such e-mails came in August, allegedly from the United States Postal Service, asking me to download and print out a label, then take it at the nearest post office. Fortunately, I didn’t do that because it could have caused big problems. Federal Express has a warning on its website saying scammers are using its corporate logo, colors and legal disclaimers to make them appear authentic. But it says this is all just a scam to trick you into divulging your personal or account information. Scammers could try to get you to send them money or do something

sun to partial shade location in the garden (sunny at least five hours per day). Plants often flower in the fall nearly until Christmas and begin to flower in late February or early March if they are planted in a protected southern exposure. Choose a planting site with rich, moist, well-drained soil high in organic matter. Plant pansies six inches apart. Mulch to keep soil moist and roots cool. And one more thing: as long as no sprays have been used, pansy flowers are edible. They can be used as a garnish, or may be candied and used for decorating cakes, etc. Mike Klahr is the Boone County extension agent for horticulture.

else that will result in you getting defrauded. FedEx says these e-mail attacks Howard have been Ain going on HEY HOWARD! for the past few years because they are low-tech and can easily be deployed on a massive scale. These so-called “phishing” scams continue to fool people – and some contain a virus that will be unleashed on your equipment if you download anything they send. That virus can be used to steal personal information from your computer. FedEx says the main thing the scammers want is to collect usernames, passwords, Social Security numbers, and credit card details. Consumer Reports says one of its staffers received one of these emails last year which

stated he’d have to pay a fee if he failed to act. Like FedEx, the U.S Postal Service has a warning on its website about e-mails claiming to be from the postal service seeking online postage charges or telling of attempted or intercepted package deliveries. Postal officials say you should delete these messages without taking further action. It says, “The Postal Inspection Service is working hard to resolve the issue and shut down the malicious program.” Remember, neither FedEx nor the post office will send you an e-mail. If they need you, they’ll drop a note off at your home or send you a letter. They have your address, but not your e-mail information. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219.

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auctioned at BehringerCrawford Museum that same evening as part of a gala dinner event. All proceeds benefit BCM’s educational programs for children. The public is welcome to drive through Devou

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Park and visit with the artists who will be at work throughout the park during the day. Admission to the park is free, as is admission to BCM from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day. On display within the museum will be silentART, a collection of previously completed artworks by regional artists that are also available for sale through silent bidding. Reservations are required for the 6 p.m. evening gala and live auction at $65 per person. This is the 21st freshART event at BCM. Since its beginning in 1992, freshART has generated more than $500,000 to support the museum’s youth programming, enriching the lives of more than 191,000 area children. For more information, call 859-491-4003 or visit




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Helen Beck Helen Marie Beck, 95, formerly of Hebron, of died Sept. 1, 2013, at the Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport. She was a longtime member of the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, where she was a member of the Mothers’ Club and president of the St. Mary’s Ladies Society, was a bowling instructor and an avid golfer. Her husband, John Franklin “Fritz” Beck Jr., died previously. Survivors include her children, Bernie Beck of Edgewood, and Judy Walker of Hebron; five grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery. Memorials: the Parish Kitchen, P.O. Box 1234, Covington, KY 41012; or the Welcome House, 205 Pike St., Covington, KY 41011.

Betty Bowman Betty Jo Spangler Bowman, 75, of Walton, died Aug. 29, 2013, at her residence. She was a homemaker and member of Rosedale Baptist Church. Her husband, David Bowman; and brothers, John, Dick, Bill and Earl, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Theresa R. Cason of Walton, and Geraldine Boshears of Dry Ridge; son, Hampton “David” Bowman of Falmouth; sisters Linda Weigand and

Her husband, Ulysses Browning; son, Jack Browning; three sisters and two brothers, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Douglas, Grant, Daniel, Cletis and Rick Browning; daughters, Maxie Wolfinbarger and Tammy Gulley; three sisters, two brothers, 18 grandchildren, 21 greatgrandchildren and four greatgreat-grandchildren. Memorials: Community Family Church, 11875 Taylor Mill Road, Independence, KY 41051.


Jerry A. Ashcraft, 73, of Latonia, died Sept. 4, 2013, at Mercy Fairfield Hospital in Fairfield, Ohio. He worked as a self-employed contractor who specialized in fire restoration, was a Kentucky Colonel and enjoyed the outdoors. Survivors include his wife, Carol Klusman Ashcraft of Latonia; daughter, Bobbie D. Fabre of Latonia; brother, James B. Ashcraft of Taylor Mill; sisters: Virginia Bracke of Taylor Mill, and Anna Roberts of Covington; and one granddaughter. Interment was at Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright.

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Martha Brickler Martha Jane Brickler, 88, of Latonia, died Sept. 2, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker, and a longtime member of Latonia Baptist Church. Her husband, Melvin S. Brickler, and daughter, Patricia Ann Loggans, died previously. Survivors include her son, Gary Alan Brickler of Latonia; daughters, Pamela Kay Menefee of Edgewood, and Paula Andrea Brickler of Latonia; sisters, Lora Jean Iseral of Taylor Mill, and Opal Joyce Smallwood of Crittenden; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Interment was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Latonia Baptist Church, 3800 Church St., Latonia, KY 41015; or National Kidney Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 615 Elsinore Place (Suite 400), Cincinnati, OH 45202 (

Eureka Browning Eureka Browning, 91, of Independence, died Aug. 29, 2013, at Rosedale Green. She was a member of Community Family Church.

Gail Ann Creutzinger, 79, of Crescent Springs, died Aug. 30, 2013, at her residence. She retired from the finance department at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, was a member of Sts. Boniface and James Church in Ludlow, was a member of St. Lawrence Church in Price Hill, Ohio, for 40 years where she was PTA resident, member of the church school board and a coach of several sports. Survivors include her husband, Robert “Bob” Creutzinger of Crescent Springs; sons, John Creutzinger of White Oak, Ohio, and Steve Creutzinger of Colerain Township, Ohio; daughter, Angie Ellison of Edgewood; sister, Thelma Jo Pope of Georgetown, Ohio; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Interment was at St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Hospice of Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Suite 202, Florence, KY 41042.

“Tony” Gronotte; brother, Edward Joseph Reynolds, died previously. Survivors include her sons, J. Timothy Gronotte of Fort Mitchell, and J. Thaddeus Gronotte of Covington; sisters, Marge Klee of Fort Mitchell, Betty Coleman and Frances Kelly, both of Taylor Mill, and Judy Woodhead of Falmouth; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Camp River Ridge, 7196 Willowood Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45241,, care of Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908; or charity of donor’s choice.

Lodge of Kentucky in Latonia, F&AM, 33rd degree. His wife, Mary Hudson Moore Hurst, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Karen Hurst Hills of Indian Hill, Ohio; brother, Thomas Hurst of Covington; sister, Gladys Burke of Fort Wright; and two grandchildren. Interment was at Morgan Cemetery in Pendleton County. Memorials: Morgan Cemetery.

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DEATHS Continued from Page B5 sisters, Phyllis Johnson of Taylor Mill, and Nancy Murphy of Batavia, Ohio. Memorials: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation,

Donna Kathman Donna Kathman, 66, of Kenton Hills, died Aug. 28, 2013, at her residence. She was a former teacher of five years at St. Pius X and Visalia

Elementary School, freelance journalist for the Cincinnati Enquirer and Cincinnati Magazine, spent 16 years in the Ryder School Bus Division as the corporate production editor, and was an associate at Dillard’s, Macy’s and Kohl’s. Survivors include her husband, Bernard “Buck” Kathman of Covington; son, Devin Kathman of Covington; daughter, Robin Rogers of Fort Mitchell; mother, Cleo McKnight of Covington; and two grandchildren. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Richard Knaley Richard Paul Knaley, 81, of Erlanger, died Aug. 31, 2013, at Providence Pavillion in Covington. He was retired from Whitehouse Jewelers where he was a jewelry polisher for many years. Survivors include his wife, Betty Knaley; sons, R. Brian Knaley and Russell C. Knaley; four grandchildren. Burial was at Belleview Cemetery. Memorials: American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.

50th Anniversary

James Malone James “Mike” Malone, 71, of Covington, died Sept. 2, 2013, at Village Care Center in Erlanger. He was a carrier for Priority Inc. in Kentucky, was an Air Force veteran, and was an avid golfer and bowler. Survivors include his daughter, Cynthia Niebeling of Woodville, Wisc.; brothers, Denny Malone of Ludlow, and Artie Malone of Ludlow; sisters, Sharon Sizemore of Bromley, Debbie Whittington of Falmouth, Barbara Roaden of Edgewood, and Karen Denham of Bromley; and two grandchildren. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Rebecca McVay Rebecca Ann “Becky” McVay, 41, of Latonia, died Aug. 29, 2013, at University Hospital in Cincinnati. She was a homemaker. Her parents, John and Alice Taylor, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Mike McVay; son, Nicholas McVay; daughter, Taylor McVay; brothers, Jonathan, Timothy and Blake Taylor; sisters, Belinda

Boggs, Beverly Brewer, Sandra Ciulla, Norma Furman and Alice Schaffer. Memorials: Rebecca McVay Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 15104, Covington, KY 41015.

Robert Oberjohn Robert W. “Bob” Oberjohn, 88, of Crestview Hills, died Sept. 2, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was the president and owner of OEM Electric in Covington, was a Navy veteran of World War II and fought in the Battle of Okinawa, was a Kentucky Colonel, and member of St. Pius X Church, the Automotive Parts Rebuilder Association, Summit Hills Country Club and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Sue Oberjohn of Crestview Hills; sons, Gary Oberjohn of Villa Hills, and Bill Eilerman of Edgewood; daughters, Jane Eilerman of Newport, and Terri Fugate of Edgewood; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Interment was at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Cincinnati. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017; or St. Charles Community, 600 Farrell

Drive, Fort Wright, KY 41011.

Margaret Robinson Margaret D. Race Bramlage Robinson, 75, of Independence, died Aug. 31, 2013. She was a retired branch manager with Huntington Bank, member of Staffordsburg United Methodist Church and Independence Senior Citizens, and enjoyed traveling, shopping and gardening. Her son, Mark Bramlage; brothers, Charles, Mitchell, Hobert Jr., Harold, “Little George” Race, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Brian Robinson and Wayne Robinson; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorials: Independence Senior Citizens Center Inc., P.O. Box 5, Independence, KY 41051.

Verna Shryock Verna Mae Shryock, 101, formerly of Ludlow and Erlanger, died Aug. 29, 2013. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church since her infancy, and received a plaque from Epworth recognizing 100 years of service as a Sunday School teacher, lay leader, pianist and organist. She

was named Woman of the Year by the Northern Kentucky District of United Methodist Women, was a Kentucky Colonel, enjoyed spending time on the family houseboat, the Gaylo, built by her husband, liked to travel with her husband to his barbershop quartet conventions and enjoyed crocheting and sewing. Her husband, Edgar Shryock; and brothers, Earl and Ralph Henthorn, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Lois Runden of Crestview Hills, and Gayle Pauley of Southgate; one grandchild, two great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Memorials: Epworth United Methodist Church, 1229 Highway Ave., Covington, KY, 41011.

Ruth Steinhart Ruth Steinhart, 63, of Latonia, died Aug. 27, 2013, at her home. Her son, Richard West, died previously. Survivors include her son, Michael Price; brothers, Michael West and Eddie West; sisters, Laura Smiddy and Sharleen Haire; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


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Ron and Norma (Lawson) Peace celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversa ry on September 7, 2013. The couple was married on September 7, 1963 in Williamsburg, KY. Ron is retired from Commonwealth Life Insurance Company. Norma is retired from the Covington School System. They have three sons, Tim, Phillip, and Todd. They also have 9 grandchildren, Christopher, Alexis, Spencer, Trenton, Leah, Arissa, Kirsten, Ariana, and Bryson. The couple celebrated with a party given in their honor.

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Angela R. Collins, 38, 3027 St. Rt. 143 Lot 91, shoplifting, tampering with evidence, possession of a controlled substance, Aug. 25. Angelica R. Jeffers, 26, 1929 Augustine Ave. No. 1, shoplifting, Aug. 25. Kayla S. Gay, 21, 844 Monroe Road, shoplifting, Aug. 25. Melissa L. Eldridge, 31, 944 John St., shoplifting, Aug. 27. Hamilton R. Hodges, 40, 1302 Scott St., shoplifting, Aug. 27. Shelia M. Duncan, 43, 436 Hwy. 9, shoplifting, possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, Aug. 30. Sarah M. Hood, 22, 319 Weather-

vane Lane, shoplifting, Aug. 30. Mitchell J. Peyton, 27, 811 Bakewell St. No. 1, shoplifting, Aug. 31.

Incidents/investigations Burglary Cash and cell phone stolen at 447 Morris Road, Aug. 27. Shoplifting Microwave stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 21. Merchandise stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 25. Clothing stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 25. Merchandise stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 27. Headphones stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 27. Merchandise stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 30.

Fishing poles stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 31. Shoplifting, possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia Drugs found after merchandise was stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 30. Shoplifting, tampering with evidence, possession of controlled substance Merchandise stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 25. Theft Cell phone stolen at 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Aug. 25. Wallet stolen at 488 Orphanage Road, Aug. 31. Theft from auto Purse and wallet stolen from car at 1680 Dixie Hwy., Aug. 25.


St. Elizabeth Healthcare CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit Presents

Heart Health Information Sessions Peripheral Artery Disease Education with Dr. Daniel Kim WHEN:

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 11a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Florence Senior Activity Center 7431 U.S 42 Florence, Ky. 41042 FREE Boxed Lunch Provided.

Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention Presented by Dr. J. Christian Hays and Dr. James Bardgett WHEN: Wednesday, Oct.9, 2013

Registration: 8:30 a.m. Complimentary Breakfast: 9:00 a.m. Physician presentations: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: The Marquise Event Center 1016 Town Dr. Wilder, Ky. 41076

Free blood pressure screenings and door prizes at each event. Limited seating, reservations accepted. Call (859) 301-WELL (9355) CE-0000566183




BRIEFLY Paw Park’s last pool party planned

The Kenton Paw Park will host the season’s last pool party for dogs noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. The Kenton Paw Park is adjacent to Pioneer Park, 3950 Madison Pike, Covington. Admission to the park and the party is free, and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Donations will be accepted. Proceeds benefit the operation and maintenance of the Paw Park. For more information, contact Dan Evans of the Kenton County Animal Shelter at 859-356-7400 or

Euchre tournament supports veterans

INDEPENDENCE — LaRosa’s Pizzeria and the American Legion Moon Brothers Post 275 will host a euchre tournament from 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. LaRosa’s is at 2047 Harris Pike at the intersection with Madison Pike or Ky. 17 in Independence. The tournament is limited to 36 players at a cost of $8 each All fees will be paid back in prize money. A split-the-pot raffle of 150 $1 tickets will begin at 5 p.m., with proceeds to honor prisoners of war and service members missing in action at Memorial Oaks of South Kenton. Register or mention your favorite service member or veteran and LaRosa’s will donate to Moon Brothers 275.

Kroger hosting cooking school

Twelve Baskets Café and Cooking School teaches area shoppers how to make real changes to their food shopping habits, to benefit both their health and their wallets. On September 14, Twelve Baskets Café and Cooking School will have a supermarket tour to show area families how to make healthy choices at the store on a limited budget at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Fort Mithcell Kroger store, 215 Dixie Highway. Advanced registration is required. For more information, contact Chef Kevin Gleason at 859-7605694.

Lions Club hosts fall fundraising shoots

The Independence Lions Club will have meatshoot fundraising events1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Sunday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Nov. 10, at the American Legion Post No. 277, 415 Jones Road, in Walton. Shotgun shells will be provided. Participants are welcome to free chili and dessert. Prizes include ham, pork tenderloin and bacon. Email

Breakfast details state of N.Ky.

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will host its annual State of Northern Kentucky Address at the Eggs ‘N Issues breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Receptions Banquet and Conference Center, Erlanger. This event will feature Boone County Judge-executive Gary Moore, Campbell County Judgeexecutive Steve Pendery, and Kenton County Judge-executive Steve Arlinghaus. During their comments, each judgeexecutive will share their perspective on the progress, opportunities and challenges facing their counties and the Northern Kentucky region. The judges-executive will also respond to questions submitted by members of the Chamber business community. Carolyn Washburn, editor of The Enquirer, will moderate the discussion. The cost to attend is $25 for chamber members and $50 for future members. Reservations can be made by calling 859-578-8800 or online at The title sponsor of the event is Enquirer Media. The monthly sponsors are Central Bank, C-Forward, HealthPoint, Heritage Bank, and the Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau.

grams specifically for homeschooled students. From 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, “Who Wants to be a Paleontologist?” invites students to explore fossils found throughout the Northern Kentucky area. And from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 18, students can learn about mastodons and woolly mammoths at “Ice Age Mammals.” Other programs offered are: “The Siege that Never Occurred” (Civil War), “At Home, at School, at Play Over 100 Years Ago,” “The Beauty

of Folk Art,” “Harlan Hubbard: Art of Life, Life of Art,” “How Do They Do That?” and “American Indian Design.” To learn more, contact Education Director Regina Siegrist at educa or by calling 859-491-4003.

Doll show in Covington Sept. 15

The Triple Crown Doll Club annual doll show and sale is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept.15, at the Radisson Hotel, 668 West Fifth St., Covington. Vendors from around

the region will be selling antique and modern dolls, collectible dolls, bears, doll clothing, accessories and furniture. The show also features a royal doll display. Admission is $4; children 12-and-younger $1. For more information, email or call 513-376-1670.

AAA checking car seats

AAA is having free car seat checks for parents on Friday, Sept. 20, at the AAA Express, 620 Chest-

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You make small choices every day.

Help for homeschoolers

Behringer-Crawford Museum provides innovative educational opportunities for students in the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area. It offers a wide range of programs for schoolchildren, including events highlighting regional history and culture, arts and the sciences. As part of this commitment to education, the museum offers two pro-

With something as big as cancer care, why wouldn’t you make your own choice?

Gateway Community and Technical College Non-Discrimination Policy Gateway Community and Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with the regulations implementing Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. For more information contact Phyllis Yeager, Director of Human Resources, 500 Technology Way, Florence, KY 41042, (859) 442-1150. GCTC welcomes anyone 16 or older with a high school diploma, GED or eligible to pursue a GED. GCTC offers degrees, diplomas or certificates in 30 manufacturing, automotive, health care, business, information technology, criminal justice, visual communication, education and personal services fields. For more information, call (859) 441-4500.

OHC treats every form of adult cancer or blood disorder. We offer access to more leading-edge clinical research trials than any other community practice in the tri-state area. With more than 60 physicians and advanced practice providers, OHC delivers innovative, compassionate care close to home at 17 convenient neighborhood locations. Make the best choice for your cancer or blood disorder care. Choose OHC.

To learn more about the OHC choice, visit or call (513) 751-CARE.

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nut Drive in the Walton Towne Center. It is in part of celebrate Child Passenger Safety Week Sept. 15-21. Three out of every four car seats is improperly installed. Child passenger safety technicians report well-intentioned parents are using all types of everyday items, from bungee cords and plywood to zip ties and shoe laces to secure car seats. For more information on the free car seat checks, call 859-485-3430.





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