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Fort Wright city council recently revealed a branding campaign for the city. A committee revealed its “Right Now” campaign during the Second Annual Hopebox Derby Saturday, Sept. 12. Read more about the campaign and its future. NEWS, A4

On a good note

Beechwood Elementary school music teacher Alyssa Vanderpool was recently recognized for what she loves to do, give the gift of music appreciation. The Music Educators Association recently named her the Northern Kentucky Music Teacher of the Year. Read what Vanderpool loves about her job as she looks forward to possibly being named a state winner in February. SCHOOLS, A7


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District maintaining flu precautions By Jason Brubaker

Kenton County Superintendent Tim Hanner said the district is continuing to exercise caution with regards to the H1N1 flu virus after several alleged cases have been reported around the Northern Kentucky area in recent weeks. The H1N1 flu virus, which was originally called the swine flu, has had 17 cases confirmed by the Northern Kentucky Health Department since April. However, that number might not be an accurate representation, as individuals who test positive for the flu are presumed to have swine flu and not a seasonal strain. Only in certain cases are individuals being tested specifically for the swine flu, such as a person sick enough to be hospitalized or a pregnant woman. Hanner said the district has had no such reported cases, either with students or staff, and is still taking precautions to ensure it remains that way. “This is something we’re taking very seriously, but it’s also a case where we’re not looking to cause a panic,” he said. “It’s a situation we’re monitoring very closely, and we’ll continue to do just that.” Hanner said the district has formed a task force that meets weekly to discuss new information about the H1N1 strain, extra precautions the schools could be taking, and any other news that could be relevant.


River Ridge third-grader Bethany Waddey smiles as she uses some hand sanitizer in the office on Sept. 8. Hand sanitizer is each classroom is one precaution the district is using to guard against the spread of germs, especially the H1N1 flu virus. The district has not had any reported cases. “This is something we’re evolving with, and it’s going to change as we learn more,” he said. “We’re just working to stay ahead of it and making sure we’re doing all we can.” Among precautions Hanner said the district is taking include placement bottles of hand sanitizer all over the school to guard against the spread of germs. The district is also notifying parents

about symptoms of the flu, and encouraging them to keep their children at home if symptoms start to appear. Children are also being encouraged to do all they can to avoid spreading germs, such as not sharing drinking containers in the lunchroom, washing their hands during the day, covering their mouths when coughing, and using tissues whenever possible.

Book delves into Fort Wright photo history By Regan Coomer

Book signings

Helping hands

The Community Family Church is lending a hand to those in need throughout Northern Kentucky. Recently the church expanded its food pantry space to accomodate more supplies to more residents of the area. Read about the church’s mission and how the plan to celebrate their ability to give more. LIFE, B1

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“There’s always a fine line between being concerned and creating paranoia,” said Hanner. “We’re not trying to cause any undue concern, but we’re taking this very seriously, just as we have been all along.” For more information about the district’s H1N1 policy, visit or contact your child’s school.

Ever wonder about The Lookout House, the advent of the fire department or why there’s a Lorup Avenue in the city of Fort Wright? Find your answers about the “City of Cities” (dubbed that after the incorporation of the cities of South Hills, Lookout Heights and Lakeview into Fort Wright) in the newest installment of the Images of America series by Arcadia Publishing. Lifelong resident Julia Hurst wrote the book, which became available for sale at Walgreens, Barnes & Noble and Sept. 7. Hurst is the granddaughter of Pete Nienaber, the city’s longestserving fire chief. “I believe every person who reads the book will see at least one picture they’ve never seen before or learn some bit of history they didn’t know,” said Hurst, who is the executive director of the National Lieutenant Governors Association. More than 40 residents allowed Hurst to use their personal collection of photos, Hurst said, and residents’ excitement about the book has been “wonderful,” she said. For that reason, Hurst made sure one of her three book signings in the area would take place

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Julia Hurst will hold book signings of the Fort Wright edition of the Images of America series at 11 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Walgreens in Fort Wright, at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Florence Barnes & Noble, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Newport Barnes & Noble. All Hurst’s author royalties will be donated to St. Agnes Catholic Church in Fort Wright.


This photo of a gas station taken in 1925 in Fort Wright is just one of the many photographs of the city’s bygone days in the Fort Wright edition of the Images of America Series by Arcadia Publishing. The book, written by lifelong resident Julia Hurst, was released Sept. 7. Hurst will sign copies of her book at Sept. 19 at the Fort Wright Walgreens, Sept. 26 at the Florence Barnes & Noble and Oct. 3 at the Newport Barnes & Noble. in Fort Wright. The first signing will be Sept. 19 at the Walgreens in the city. “We had so many people who were enthusiastic about the book. I hope the local population comes out, shares stories, swaps ideas and lets me know what they think,” Hurst said. Hurst said the city has a “sto-

ried and fascinating” history ranging from the defense of Northern Kentucky at Battery Hooper to an overnight visit from President Richard Nixon. Hurst said she also uncovered information about Fort Wright’s connection to a small town in Germany called Lorup. In 1930, George Kreutzjans Sr.

left Lorup and settled in Fort Wright. Called the “father of Fort Wright,” Kreutzjans built more than 200 homes in early Fort Wright and served more than 20 years on city council. People who knew Kreutzjans in the old country followed him and settled there as well, including the parents of Bernie Wessels, who is also a lifelong resident and one of the owners of Wessels Construction. Wessels’ parents immigrated from Lorup, but didn’t meet until they had both settled in Fort Wright. “I feel like I have some awfully big shoes to fill as far as service to the city and the community,” said Wessels, whose family contributed many of the photos used in Hurst’s book. “There’s a lot of good people who did a lot of good things for this city and you just didn’t realize it until Julia put it all together.”

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Edgewood still looking into leaf collection options By Jason Brubaker

Edgewood city officials say they’ll continue to explore the possibility of contracting for leaf collection, although several council members aren’t optimistic it will become a reality this year. Stan Goetz, the city’s general services director, said that numerous residents had requested the city look into the possibility of a city-wide leaf collection this fall. Goetz reported at the Sept. 14 council meeting that a quote for a one-time, city-wide collection was $16,000. An additional pick-up, which would likely happen near the end of fall, would be $20,000. “I just don’t know that

this is the year to spend $36,000 on this,” said councilman Dale Henson. “With the economy where it is, I think we’ll have to take a pass for right now.” Goetz also said that the company would work with individual households, but would need a minimum of 200 houses to sign up. If 200 houses signed up, the cost per household would be $50. If 300 houses signed up, the cost would be $35. The city would be responsible for the billing of the houses. To date, city administrator Roger Rolfes said only about 30 households had expressed interest in an arrangement. “The leaves haven’t really fallen yet, so I guess there is a chance we could get some more people inter-

ested in the next few weeks,” said Henson. “But I just don’t see a lot of people wanting to sign up for this. I think most people would rather take care of it themselves.” Rolfes said the city would continue to collect names of interested residents, but unless they are able to meet the minimum, the program likely won’t happen this year. “We had people ask us to look into it, and it just doesn’t look like it’s something that will work this year,” said councilman Ray Spears. “We gave it a shot, but sometimes things just don’t work out.” Anyone interested in leaf collection, or for more information, should contact the city at 331-5910.

BRIEFLY Lions Club

VILLA HILLS – The Covington-Kenton Lions Club will welcome Alan Vicory, the Executive and Chief Engineer of the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, as their featured speaker on Sept. 24. Vicory will speak about the regional impact of the Ohio River to the area, including sovereignty issues that have arisen over the years. Vicory’s visit is part of the Lions Club Speakers Program, a monthly gathering to discuss issues of interest to the community. The programs are held at the Madonna Manor Club House, and are open to the public. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., and all Lions Club mem-

bers will receive a free meal. Anyone interested in attending should make reservations at least 48 hours in advance. To make a reservation, call Club President Brian Kelly at 331-7891 or program chairman William Schmaedecke at 341-0348.

sional roles in January. “This is a wonderful opportunity and honor for Annie,” said Beechwood Principal Ginger Webb. “We are so proud that she has attained this level of excellence in pursuit of her dream.” For more, visit www.

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FORT MITCHELL – Beechwood High School senior Annie Honebrink has joined the CBII, a program with the Cincinnati Ballet that advances dancers from the Ballet Academy to a training program with the CBC. Honebrink is one of just two students selected to the CBII, and will start be able to start auditioning for profes-

KENTON COUNTY – The Kenton County Golf Course is celebrating the Pioneer golf course’s 40th anniversary by rolling back game prices to 1969. Golfers will pay just $1.30 for nine holes and $2.35 for 19 holes Sept. 20 and 27. The Kenton County Golf Course is located at 3908 Richardson Road in Independence. Call 371-3200.

Dixie to honor soldier at homecoming By Jason Brubaker

Dixie Heights High School plans to honor Viet-

nam War veteran and alum Steven Tanner at their homecoming football game on Sept. 18. Tanner, a 1968 graduate of Dixie, turned down numerous athletic scholarships after high school to join the Marines. He was killed in action on Feb. 19, 1969. Principal Kim Banta says the school will unveil a permanent marker near the football field to honor Tanner and other veterans. The ceremony will start at 6:30 p.m. “We figured this would be a great way to honor the memory of Mr. Tanner and all of our veterans who

have served this country proudly,” she said. The ceremony will include a 21-gun salute and the playing of Taps. All veterans will receive free admission to the game against Ryle, which is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Additionally, the football team will wear special stickers on their helmets displaying Tanner’s No. 88. “It should be a neat evening and a way to show all of our veterans how much we appreciate what they have done for us,” said Banta. For information, call 341-7650 or visit www.

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Fort Wright ‘right now’

The city of Fort Wright unveiled its new marketing brand at the Second Annual Hopebox Derby Saturday Sept. 12. The brand, which depicts two hills with a road in between and the tagline “Right Now,� is the first phase of a marketing plan proposed by the city’s economic development committee. Fort Wright Mayor Joe Nienaber said the brand was “specific,� adding “we’re

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one of the highest points in Kenton County. We wanted our logo to reflect our geographic positioning as well as the tagline – we’re on top of this market and we’re aggressive about pursuing business interests in Fort Wright.� Coming soon will be folders with both static and changeable information that can be used “on all levels of the city,� said City Administrator Gary Huff. By the end of this year Huff hopes to send the folders to prospective developers with information on site availability. The folders will also be used by city staff

and realtors. “I think it’s going to get people to take another look at Fort Wright,� Huff said of the brand. City officials hope the marketing campaign will stimulate growth in all areas of the city, especially on Dixie Highway and KY-17. Huff agreed with Nienaber in that the city’s convenient location to I-75 and I-275 should be advertised to potential developers. “We’re perfectly situated,� Huff said. “We’re 10 to 15 minutes away from Greater Cincinnati and 10 to 15 minutes away from the airport.�


The city of Fort Wright debuted its new marketing logo at the Second Annual HealthPoint Hopebox Derby on its soapbox car Sept. 12. Mayor Joe Nienaber said the logo, which depicts a road between two mountains and the tagline “On Top of It All,� is a way to make the city be “very inviting to prospective businesses and residents.�

Fort Mitchell Baptist to celebrate 85th anniversary By Jason Brubaker

Fort Mitchell Baptist Church is planning on doing things a little differently as they celebrate their 85th anniversary this fall. Instead of receiving gifts, the church will be passing them out instead, as they launch the second phase of their “Share the Love� ministry, starting on Sept. 22.

The six-week outreach program involves visiting every home in the city to deliver fresh-baked cookies, as well as a packet of information about the church and a prayer request card. “Part of our mission has always been to reach out to the community, and this is something we really enjoy doing,� said Joyce Hamberg, chairman of the anniversary committee.

“Since the anniversary is such a big event for us, we figured this was the perfect time to get back out in the community and let people know what we’re all about.� The church launched the first phase of the minstry this spring with positive results, said Hamberg. “It’a a really neat program, and people have responded to it,� she said. Hamberg said Share the Love ministry falls right in line with the theme of the 85th anniversary, which is “Homecoming: A Celebration of the Family�. The church will welcome back in former pastor Rev. Jim Taulman for a special

worship service on Sept. 27, and has a variety of ongoing programs and activities to stay connected to fellow and former members. “We have a group that writes card to people who may have missed a couple services - just to let them know we’re thinking about them,� offered Hamberg as an example. “We just try to do the little things that make people feel like they’re part of a family, and that’s why we’ve been able to be here for so long.� The anniversary week will kick-off on Sept. 21, with the sanctuary remaining open from 8 a.m. until 8

p.m. all week for special prayer time. There is also be a breakfast planned for 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 27 on the church lawn, with worship services scheduled for 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Following the final worship service, there will be a lunch served in the Fellowship Hall and a concert by Gary Greiser starting at 1 p.m. The anniversary celebration is open to all current and former members, as well as the community. For more information, call 331-2160 or visit

OKI launches Web redesign

The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) has unveiled its new Web site at The redesign has transformed OKI’s previous Web site by updating the existing information and adding new links and features. “After months of hard work from our staff, we are proud to unveil the new Web site,� said OKI Board President and Campbell County Judge Executive Steve Pendery. “The new site increases OKI’s ability to communicate how it is improving the region’s transportation network and the economic vitality of communities throughout the region.� Visitors to OKI’s newly

designed Web site can easily access the latest OKI news, find upcoming events, download maps and link to other OKI pages with information involving its Clean Air and RideShare programs. Some other key features of the site include access to information such as developments involving the I71/I-75/Brent Spence Bridge project or area American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects. It also enables visitors to easily browse important planning documents such as the latest Transportation Improvement Program amendments or the 2030 Regional Transportation Plan. The new Web design also vaults OKI into the

social media universe through links to the agency’s Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts. OKI is experimenting with the social media sites to improve the availability of information and to provide an interactive component for the public. “The enhancements to our Web page allows us to offer volumes of information involving upcoming plans, projects and meetings in a more concise and easily navigable format,� said OKI Executive Director Mark Policinski. “It furthers our pursuit to tell the community we’re here, we’re listening and we’re working hard to improve the Greater Cincinnati area.�






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Dixie Heights Class of 1964 Reunion, 6-11:30 p.m. Walt’s Hitching Post, 3300 Madison Pike, Fort Wright. Dinner served 7 p.m. $35. Reservations required. Presented by Dixie Heights Class of 1964. Call 371-7056.

Boone County High School Class Reunion of 1969 and 1970, 6 p.m. Carnegie Events Center and Museum, 401 Monmouth St., Newport. Includes dinner and dancing. Music by DJ. $30. Presented by Boone County High School. 653-0444; 283-1458.

S U N D A Y, S E P T . 2 0 The Newport High School Alumni and Associates All-Class Reunion. Cash bar at 5 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. Program and festivities at 7 p.m. Marquis Banquet Center, 1016 Town Drive, Wilder. Dinner is $32. Call 442-9050. M O N D A Y, S E P T . 2 1 Newport Central Catholic Class Reunion of 1949 stag, 1-5 p.m. Barleycorn’s Restaurant, 1073 Industrial Road, Cold Spring.Call 581-5047 or 442-7464.

S U N D A Y, O C T . 4 Annual Campbell County High School Picnic Reunion, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Pendery Park, Williams Lane, Melbourne. Classes of 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1966. Bring food to share, drinks and seating. Presented by Campbell County High School. 635-3592. S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 1 0 Dayton High School Class of 1989’s 20th Year Reunion, 8

p.m.-midnight, Embassy Suites Rivercenter, 10 E. Rivercenter Blvd. Covington. Includes dinner, beer, wine, soft drinks music by DJ. $120 couple, $65 single. Reservations required. Presented by Dayton High School Class of ‘89 Committee. 261-8400. JUNE 11-12, 2010 Boone County High School Class of 1960’s 50th Year Reunion. The following classmates have not been located: Pat Bowling, Carol Brashear Copher, Nancy Stevers Bihl, Barbara Youell, Beverly Romans, Carol Smith, Siguard Papratta and Terry Elliott. If anyone has any information on those classmates, call Hope Ellis Kinman at 283-2796 or Pat Jurtsen Tanner 371-9254.

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Scott High School seniors Jordan Padgett and Erin Wentworth are the co-founders of a new Writing Club at the high school. Wentworth (right) was also recently chosen out of more than 40 applicants to attend a series of workshops with Cincinnati Enquirer drama critic Jackie Demaline at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

Cappies student to review shows at Playhouse in the Park By Regan Coomer

Scott High School student Erin Wentworth has been critiquing high school theatrical productions for two years and soon she’ll begin doing the same for shows at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. The high school senior, who critiques local high school theatre as part of the national Cappies review and journalism program, was one of 10 local students chosen out of more than 40 applicants to take part in monthly woirkshops with Cincinnati Enquirer drama critic Jackie Demaline. “I was really excited; it was similar to Cappies, but it’s just taking it to the next level with professional shows,” she said. Wentworth will receive complimentary tickets to five productions, which she will review and then discuss with other members of the workshop. “It was harder, it wasn’t what I was expecting it to be,” Wentworth said of writing critically. “You’re actually contributing. When you’re reviewing a play it’s not only being published, but also

actors and actresses get to read it and they get to see your feedback.” The 17-year-old was also pleasantly surprised by the quality of productions by fellow high school students. “In some high schools, it seems like a professional play,” she said. “If you want to see some theater productions and can’t afford to pay $50, the high school theater in some schools is definitely incredible.” Wentworth is also bringing her writing home to Scott by starting up a writing club with fellow senior Jordan Padgett. The students hope to publish a literary magazine with works by Scott students by the end of the school year. “Jordan and I were talking about it and we said ‘We can’t be the only people in Scott who enjoy writing,’” Wentworth said. The duo hope the club will meet every few weeks to do writing exercises and peer edit one another’s work, whether it’s essays, poetry or short stories. “If you’re interesting in writing, a writing club is going to give you better feedback so you can grow,” Padgett said.


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Blessed Sacrament second grade students Molly Kleier (left) and Emily Ernst were welcomed to their first day of the new school year by their teacher, Mrs. Betsy Greenwell. Classes resumed on Aug. 20.

Six Kenton students awarded elite Presidential Scholarships Six students from Kenton County have been awarded a Presidential Scholarship to attend the University of Kentucky this fall. The Presidential Scholarship is worth over $31,500. It provides the cost of in-state tuition for four years. The recipients from Kenton County who have been awarded

Presidential Scholarships are: Emily Cain, from Simon Kenton High School, daughter of Norman and Karen Cain; Paul William Gerwe, from Covington Catholic High School, son of Larry and Sue Gerwe; Alexander Lee Hoffmann, from Dixie Heights High School, daughter of Bob and Pat Hoff-

mann; Madison Lee McGhee, from Highlands High School, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth McGhee; Carrie Osterhage, from Dixie Heights High School, daughter of John and Diana Osterhage; and Anna Wehry, from Notre Dame Academy, daughter of Mark and Teri Wehry.

Kenton Schools avoid tax increase By Jason Brubaker

Citing a track record of conservative spending and cost-cutting measures, the Kenton County School Board voted not to increase the tax rate in 2009 at their August 17 meeting. Board President Karen Collins said the board chose not to increase the tax rate based mainly on the economic struggles facing many residents. The 2009 rate for real estate will be $5.58 per $1,000 of assessed value, with the personal property rate being set at $5.59 per $1,000 of assessed value. The real estate rate remains the same as 2008, with the personal property rate rising one cent. The expected revenue for the 2009 rates is $40,532,797. “We felt this was the responsible thing to do in this economy,” said Collins. “We wanted to do our part to help out residents, because these are tough times for everyone.” Superintendent Tim Hanner said the board was able to avoid a

rate increase because of their financial efficiency in recent years, including cutting their operating costs by approximately $3.1 million last school year. “The best part of that though is that we didn’t impact the classroom,” said Hanner, saying most of the reduction can be attributed to reorganization of transportation and reducing energy costs. “Whenever we’re looking for ways to reduce our costs, the biggest thing is making sure it doesn’t effect out students’ learning, and we’ve been able to do that.” Despite the expected decrease in state funding over the next few years, Hanner said the school board didn’t hesitate to approve the compensating rate. “I’m real proud of the board for doing what they thought was right,” he said. “Because we’ve always been so efficient with our dollars, we’re able to react like this when times are tough.” For more information about the Kenton County School District, visit

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River Ridge first-grader Brady Macke listens intently as his grandmother, Jennifer Hopkins reads to his class on Sept. 11. To help celebrate National Grandparents Day on Sept. 13, the school invited grandparents to read to classes during the school day.


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Beechwood teacher honored By Jason Brubaker


Beechwood music teacher Alyssa Vanderpool works with second-grader Mason Bushelman during class on Sept. 14. Vanderpool was recently named the Northern Kentucky Music Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Music Educator's Association. the KMEA to represent the eight-county Northern Kentucky District. “I had no idea Mr. Craig even nominated me, so it came as a real surprise to me,” admitted Vanderpool with a laugh. “I just couldn’t believe it, because there are so many great music teach-

ers in the district.” Vanderpool said she’s always wanted to be a teacher, but didn’t really begin to focus on a music career until high school, despite the fact she had taken piano lessons and voice lessons growing up. “Ever since I can remem-

Howell students set to show work ethic By Jason Brubaker

focus on another great year for her students. “I just try to keep things fun in here and constantly change things to keep the

kids interested,” she said. “Music is so important, and to be honored like this for teaching music is really exciting for me.”

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Students in Stephanie Clark's class at Howell Elementary look over some of their assignments on Sept. 11. The school is offering a Work Ethic Certificate this year to students who demonstrate strong effort in and out of the classroom. way to reward them for their effort during the year

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Students at Howell Elementary will see their hard work pay off a little more than usual this year. The school is starting a program with Mazak, their business partner, to issue students who meet certain criteria a Work Ethic Certificate at the end of the school year. The certificates are available for all students in the school, no matter the age or grade level. To be eligible to receive a certificate, the students must have fewer than five absences, no suspensions and fewer than two detentions. They also must improve their MAP scores, as well as perform at least four hours of community service. Counselor Jennifer Weber said that students and teachers will set their goals for the MAP tests, an assessment given a few times each year that focuses on core content, meaning that students will only be judged against their prior performances, not against other students. And since some students might have trouble scheduling community service opportunities, Weber said the school is offering some chances of their own. “The community service can include doing things around the school, like staying after to help their teacher and working to clean up the area around the school - things like that,” explained counselor Jennifer Weber. “We just want the kids to build good character and take pride in their school.” Principal Eric Saylor said although this is the first year for the program, the school is excited to see the results. “We think it’s going to be a real benefit for the school, because it will keep kids focused on what they need to do,” he said. The students will be assessed throughout the year, and the ones who qualify will receive their certificate at the school’s annual end of the year award ceremony. “It’s really just a cool idea for the kids, and a good


Alyssa Vanderpool, in her 10th year as the music teacher at Beechwood, explains how to read music to a second-grade class on Sept. 14. Vanderpool was recently named the Northern Kentucky Music Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Music Educator's Association.

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Beechwood second-grader Mason Bushelman stared intently at the music sheet in front of him, trying to follow teacher Alyssa Vanderpool’s lead on the keyboard. “There you go Mason – good job!” exclaimed Vanderpool, watching carefully as he worked his way through the notes. Bushelman grinned back at his teacher. “I knew I could do it,” he said with a proud smile. Smiles are plentiful around Vanderpool’s music room this year, as she was just named the Northern Kentucky Music Teacher of the Year by the Music Educators Association. As a district winner, Vanderpool will also have a chance to be selected as the Kentucky Music Teach of the Year in February. Vanderpool was nominated by Beechwood Band Director Joe Craig for the award, and was selected by

ber, I knew I wanted to be a teacher and help people learn,” she said. “But when I got to high school, it really started to click for me that music could be a great way to reach my dream.” She attended Eastern Kentucky University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in music education, before receiving master’s degrees in Arts Education and Instructional Leadership from Northern Kentucky University. Now in her 10th year at Beechwood, she teaches all aspects of music to a variety of age levels. She works with the high school and eighth-grade choirs, and also teaches general music to students in kindergarten through fourth grade. “I get the best of both worlds, because I get to do all different levels of teaching every day,” she said. “It’s what I love doing.” And despite the looming state awards in February, she said she’s just trying to


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This week in soccer

• Scott High School boys beat Conner High School in a 3-0 shutout, Sept. 8. Scott’s Matt Kees made six saves. Dexter Morgan scored two goals and Alec Robbins scored one goal. Scott advances to 60 with the win. • Simon Kenton High School boys beat Owen County 4-0, Sept. 9. Simon’s Sam Benner made four saves. Kody Hutchins scored two goals and Eric Schadler scored one. Simon Kenton advances to 16-1 with the win. • Villa Madonna girls beat Pendleton County 6-0, Sept. 9. • St. Henry High School girls shut out Boone County High School 9-0, Sept. 9. • Simon Kenton girls beat Holy Cross High School 2-1 Sept. 9. Simon’s Alli Ponzer scored the team’s two goals. • Dixie Heights High School girls shut out Walton Verona High School 9-0, Sept. 9. Dixie’s Snyder made five saves. Critcher scored four goals, Kremmer scored two goals, and Hoffmann, Eiben and T. Critcher each scored a goal. Dixie Heights advances to 5-1 with the win.

This week in golf

• Villa Madonna’s David Schuh shot 1 under par 34 on the back nine at Eagle Creek Country Club, Sept. 8. Villa fell to Walton Verona by one point 166-167. Villa’s record falls to 63 with the loss. • St. Henry High School’s Adam Dietz shot 5 over par 41 at Boone Links, Sept. 9, helping his team beat Dixie 181-186. St. Henry advances to 4-3-1 with the win. • Notre Dame Academy’s Kia Bakunawa and Angela Pugliano shot 3 over par 38 on the front nine at Lassing Pointe, Sept. 10, helping her team girls beat Boone County 163-219. Notre Dame advances to 3-2 with the win. • Beechwood High School’s Drew Kinman shot 3 over par 38 on the front nine at Fort Mitchell, Sept. 10, helping his team beat Walton-Verona High School 170-188. Beechwood advances to 9-4 with the win. • Villa Madonna’s Kimberly Yocom shot 12 over par 41 on the back nine at World of Sports, Sept. 10, helping her team beat Boone County 179183. Villa advances to 5-2 with the win.

This week in cross country

Villa Madonna’s Miller was the top runner in the small schools with a time of 17:40 at the Princeton Cross Country Invitational, Sept. 12. Villa’s Laber was second with a time of 18:08. Villa came in first for small schools with a score of 36. Oakwood was second with 49, Reading was third, Fenwick was fourth, Indian Hill was fifth, St. Bernard was sixth, Deer Park was seventh, Middletown Christian was eighth and Landmark was ninth.

September 17, 2009

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Next games: Better defense expected By Adam Turer

Bellevue and Scott high schools expect to get more out of their defenses in their next games after each team surrendered more than 40 points in their last contest. The Eagles defense will need to bounce back quickly after surrendering 48 points, including the game winning touchdown and two-point conversion with 15 seconds remaining. Bellevue has a bye the weekend of Sept. 18. The Tigers have more time to recover after giving up 41 points but escaping with a victory. These two teams played each other to a thrilling finish Friday, Sept. 11. Senior running back Ricky Buckler scored a threeyard touchdown run with 15 seconds remaining to give the Tigers the 48-41 win. Buckler rushed 31 times for 285 yards and four touchdowns to carry the Tigers to victory. He got plenty of help from his quarterback, senior Richard Wills. Wills completed 13 of 16 passes for 148 yards and a touchdown. He led his team 80 yards down the field for the winning score in just over two minutes. “He played a whale of a game,” Bellevue head coach Dave Eckstein of his quarterback said. “That last drive was phenomenal.” Tigers kicker Kaylynn Dill was 2-4 on extra point tries in the game. Eckstein did not want to put his kicker in a position to attempt a game-winning field goal. He wanted Wills to drive his team down the field for a touchdown. The senior quarterback delivered. His counterpart also turned in a gutsy performance. Eagles senior quarterback/kicker/punter/punt returner/kick returner/ strong safety Zach Sowder nearly led his team to a come-from-behind victory. Sowder rushed for 279 yards, passed for 45 yards, rushed for two touchdowns, threw for another, and kicked five extra points. “He does a little bit of everything for us and does it all extremely well,” Scott offensive coordinator Dan Wolley said. Bellevue built a 28-14 lead late in the first half. Buckler scored on the Tigers first offensive play of the game, an 86-yard run. The Eagles scored with less than a minute remaining in the half on a 51-yard halfback pass from Ryan Sowder to Aaron Smith to cut the halftime deficit to seven.


Kyle Jones (86) of Scott looks for an opening as Rob Swinford (36) and Jon Gaupel (43) look for a block during the first quarter.


Beechwood’s No. 32 Joe Colosimo pushes Holy Cross No. 8 Jordan Norris out of the way Sept. 11 during the game at Beechwood. Simon Kenton hosts undefeated Lexington Henry Clay High School at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18.

“That play changed the momentum going into the second half,” said Eckstein, who was not happy with his team’s mental lapse on the play. The teams exchanged touchdowns throughout the second half. Zach Sowder connected with Nick Farris for a 23yard score to give the Eagles their first lead of the game with less than three minutes to play. That was enough time for Wills to lead the Tigers back down the field. Bellevue, a Class 1A team, split its first four game of the season, all against bigger schools. “We challenged our team and it made us better,” Eckstein said. “We think it will really help us for district play. We’ve seen what we need to beat good teams.” Scott, a Class 5A team, drops to 0-3 on the year after suffering a heartbreakingly close loss for the second straight week. They bounced back against Bellevue after a one-point loss to Cooper. They will look to rebound again Sept. 18 against Harrison County. “Our kids are still fighting, still believing,” Wolley said. “We’ve gotten better every week. We’re proud of our team for putting ourselves in games and fighting to the end.”

Beechwood 36, Holy Cross 35 (OT)

Special teams and turnovers allowed Beechwood (1-2) to eke out its first win of the season. Holy Cross (2-1) lost its first game of the season and what looked to be its firstever win over the Tigers. Beechwood capitalized on a late Indians turnover to tie

Conner 36, Dixie Heights 20

Nick West had a 26-yard touchdown pass to Eric Champ and later scored on a 24-yard keeper for the Cougars. Conner (4-0) plays at Holy Cross Sept. 18, while Dixie Heights (2-2) hosts Ryle. Before the Dixie Heights game, around 6:35 p.m., there will be tribute to Dixie Heights graduate, Steven Tanner, who was killed in the Vietnam War.


Dixie Heights quarterback Ryan Wilson wraps up the ball on a keeper in the game against Conner Sept. 11.


Holy Cross No. 8 Jordan Norris picks up yards after making a catch on Sept. 11 as Beechwood’s 11 Cory Schuler moves in to stop him on the play. the game at 29 with less than a minute to play, forcing overtime. Quarterback Markel Walker rushed for a touchdown on the Indians’ overtime possession, but the extra point attempt was no good. Beechwood running back Joe Colosimo scored his fourth touchdown of the game on the Tigers OT possession. Joey Nussbaum’s extra point was good and the Tigers came away with a win. Beechwood travels to Covington Catholic at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 and Holy Cross hosts Conner Sept. 18.

Simon Kenton 56, Shroder Paideia 21

Simon Kenton (3-0) had no trouble against its opponent from Cincinnati. Miles Simpson rushed 12 times for 101 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Chad Lawrence added 13 carries for 49 yards and two scores. He also completed 11 of 15 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns. The Pioneers scored the first 28 points of the game and led 42-6 at halftime.

Covington Catholic 33, Campbell County 14

Capturing his first win since taking over Covington Catholic’s program, head coach Dave Wirth and the Colonels improved to 1-3 with its win over Campbell County, 33-14. Covington Catholic hosts Beechwood (1-2) at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. The Colonels gained 205 yards on the ground and produced 383 yards of total offense during its win over Campbell County. Quarterback Brayden Erpenbeck had 308 yards of total offense including 131 yards rushing on 26 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground. Erpenbeck also was 16for-24 passing for 178 yards. On his 18th birthday, tight end Beau Geisen scored on a 31-yard touchdown reception for Covington Catholic while catching four passes for 57 yards. Alex Connelly led Covington Catholic’s receivers with 101 yards on eight receptions. Leading the way for the Camels was Michael Kremer. The quarterback was 21-for-42 passing for 222 yards. Campbell County travels to face Newport Central Catholic (1-3) at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18.

Beechwood’s Gooch ESPN Top 10 golfer Beechwood High School Lady Tigers’ Paige Gooch has been named to ESPN Rise magazine’s listing of the top 10 girls’ golfers in the Greater Cincinnati region. A senior, Gooch has been a member of the Lady Tigers’ golf team since seventh grade. She now serves as team captain. Gooch is among the top of her class; takes advanced placement classes; is involved in a number of extracurricular activities, and is active in com-

munity service, as a peer tutor and as a member of Ft. Mitchell Baptist Church. She is president of the National Honor Society and co-president of the Beechwood chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. This summer, Gooch won the women’s golf championship at Fort Mitchell Country Club, and was a top finisher in the Cincinnati Junior Metropolitan Golf Championship and Kentucky Junior Amateur Golf Championship.

As both a sophomore and junior, she qualified for the KHSAA golf tournament, representing the ninth region, and this year was runner-up in the All “A” Classic state tournament. She shot a 69 to finish tied for first, and lost in sudden death to become runner-up. Two weeks ago, she played in the Bardstown Invitational, finishing second there as well. Gooch has attended Beechwood schools since kindergarten.

Beechwood High School Lady Tiger Paige Gooch is in ESPN Rise magazine's top 10 girls’ golfers in the Greater Cincinnati region. PROVIDED

Sports & recreation

September 17, 2009

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UK recruit O’Conner focused on season

Lauren O’Conner is focused on helping the Scott volleyball team have an outstanding season. The towering junior hitter was recently named Kentucky’s state player of the week by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

She led Northern Kentucky in kills as the Eagles flew off to an outstanding 19-2 start to the season. “It was exciting,” she said of the AVCA award. “We’ve had some good wins. We’re playing really well. We have a really good chemistry.” O’Conner has verbally committed to play at the next level for the University

of Kentucky. “I always wanted to go to UK. It’s my dream school,” she said. “Everything is perfect there – the coaches and the girls.” O’Conner and the Eagles won their home-court September Slam tourney for the first time in several years Sept. 5. They beat tough regional rivals such as Conner, Highlands and Simon

Lightning leave opponents blue By James Weber

This was the first year for a full-fledged All “A” Classic state tournament in volleyball. Villa Madonna Academy head coach Sandi Kitchen said her team should learn a lot from the championship atmosphere at Eastern Kentucky University Sept. 12. “I’m encouraged by the enthusiasm they have for this,” she said. “It’s nice to have this for volleyball.” It was also good for the Blue Lightning to have a 15-3 record heading into the All “A” tourney. They beat bigger school Conner in their last regular match before heading to Richmond. That broke a two-match losing streak to Beechwood and Highlands when Kitchen said the team came down a little from winning the All “A” regional. “We didn’t pass the ball real well,” Kitchen said. “That is the main skill of our team. It has to be there or we don’t go anywhere. We’re not going to overpower anybody so we have to run a skilled offense.” A big part of that offense is seniors Amy Kreutzer, Stephanie Sias and Kacy Corbit. A fourth senior, Jessica Gresham, is a libero. Sias, Corbit and junior Hannah Knochelmann are the team leaders in kills. Sophomore Jasmine Beal is among the Northern Kentucky leaders in assists. Sias was the most valuable player in the regional tourney. Kreutzer and Beal were all-tournament picks. After the state tourney, VMA will prepare for the overall postseason.

After beating Dixie Heights and Lloyd in district play, the Lightning look to be the No. 2 seed behind power St. Henry. That could lead to Villa qualifying for the Ninth Region tourney for the first time since 2000. They would likely play Dixie in a district tourney semifinal in an elimination match to get to the regional. “Dixie is strong and an up-and-coming team,” Kitchen said. “It was a battle to beat them. They have a new coach and they should improve along the way.”


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Simon Kenton senior Kathryn Smith serves the ball during the Scott September Slam Sept. 5.

The defending Ninth Region champion Pandas lost 3-0 to Cincinnati Ursuline but have beaten Cincy foes Seton and St. Ursula leading into the Louisville Invitational Sept. 11-12.

The Colonels were one of several teams who played in both Scott’s and Highlands’ weekend tournaments in September. Dixie went 3-2 in the Scott tourney.

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The Tigers are off to a solid 62 start with impressive wins over Boone County, Ryle and Villa Madonna.

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The Cougars lost a tight match to Bishop Brossart in the 10th Region All “A” final. Kenda Anderson, Sara Boone and Samantha Victor were named to the all-tournament team.

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Gateway Community College a tremendous asset I had an interesting visit at Gateway Community and Technical College’s Boone Campus recently to learn about the economic development programs the school offers. Jim Volz, vice president of Kustom Group in Richwood, and I met with Gateway President Dr. Ed Hughes and members of the college faculty and staff. One mission of the college is skills training – working with businesses in our community to provide customized services and training for their employees. By making sure workers have the skills employers need, we can keep those jobs here in Northern Kentucky rather than overseas. By creating jobs locally, we can raise needed revenue for quality schools and roads without raising taxes.

The college’s Workforce Solutions Department has offered training in a wide variety of programs and workshops, many on-site at State Sen. the company’s John plants places of Schickel business. I’m fascinated at Community how the GateRecorder way staff conguest tact area busiand columnist nesses industry on a regular basis to assess their needs and follow up with them afterwards. It’s a handin-hand partnership and real boost to our local economy.


factory shipment, eliminating waste and saving money. The Gateway Workforce Solutions Department offers lean simulation training as well as lean implementation. Participants work in a simulated factory floor environment, producing an actual product. Students see, feel, and measure the effects as different principles are incorporated into the simulated factory. It’s amazing to see the difference, and it’s an attitude that workers will take with them wherever they go, even if they change jobs down the road. Another benefit that Gateway offers is a program, funded by the General Assembly, that provides 75 percent of the cost of eligible training that a company needs. It’s a simple but effective program

that helps keep jobs here at home by making sure workers have the skills nobody else has. I travel by the campus every day, as do many of you, and I asked Dr. Hughes about the new construction I’ve seen. He explained that it’s the Center for Advanced Manufacturing, which will open in the spring. Business and industry leaders consulted on its design, so we know it will meet their needs. With so many manufacturing jobs in our community, the new center is just what we need to remain competitive with our workforce. Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, represents the 11th Senate District which includes Boone and Gallatin Counties and part of Kenton County. He welcomes your concerns or comments toll-free at 800-372-7181.

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Last week’s question

Should there be laws banning all use of cell phones while driving? Why or why not?

“This question struck a raw nerve with me and I’m sure with anyone else who has lost a loved one due to the actions of a distacted driver. Absolutely! There should be laws banning all use of cell phones while driving and with severe and costly penalties. It’s bad enough we deal with people that drive under the influence, and now they’re on the phone. I cannot think of any reason that would justify a person using a cell phone while driving.” N.C., Florence “Absolutely! You cannot keep your mind on traffic and on a phone conversation at the same time no matter how smart you think you are. I tried it once to see how it felt and almost ran into three cars. I was sitting at a red light on U.S. 42 and looked to my left, my right and in the rearview mirror. Guess what? All three were on the cells. And drove off yakking.” Duke “Why stop at cell phone use? Why not ban driving with one hand, talking to passengers, eating,

Has there been a decline of civility at town hall and public meetings in general? Why do you think there has been a decline?

This is in response to a letter to the editor published Sept. 10. I commend the Kenton County School District for allowing students to opt-out of the presidential speech Sept. 8. By doing so, the KCSD reinforced to its students the freedom we have as American citizens and recognized the fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children. No one argues the importance of education and personal responsibility. In fact, such a message has greater impact on children coming from parents than from the president. And that’s how it’s supposed to be. However, certain questions children were required to discuss in connection with the address raised understandable cause for concern for some people. The authors’ charge that allowing the choice to opt out was “unAmerican” is erroneous. Freedom is American. It’s duplicitous to call for respect for opposing views then cry “shame on the KCSD” for doing so. I question the authors’

Serving off the court

Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. drinking, smoking, singing, adjusting the radio/heater/air conditioner, looking at people/scenery/billboards, reading the newspaper, putting on make-up, changing clothes, etc.? All of these behaviors have resulted in accidents of varying levels of severity in the past. There will always be idiot drivers. Drive defensively. And you control freaks, socialists and hypocrites who want to ban cell phone use while driving, listen up: you can’t effectively run your own lives, so stop trying to run mine.” Jeffrey Learman, Florence “Yes. The distraction while driving only increases the chance of auto accidents. Phones should be used only when the car is parked.” G.G. “There should be laws banning cell phones while driving unless they are completely ‘hands-free.’ A driver’s eyes need to be focused on the road, not looking down at a cell phone.” H.S.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Power resides in family

These services cover a wide range, from lean manufacturing, health care, and customer service skills to Spanish language, Microsoft Office, and even leadership and management training. There’s even training to help workers become certified or licensed in their technical fields like plumbing. Recently, lean manufacturing has been of particular interest to many businesses. That was one of the reasons Jim and I wanted to learn more about Gateway’s programs, because Toyota has become a leader in the automotive field and a real asset to Kentucky’s economy because of their emphasis on lean manufacturing. It’s not just a skill; it’s a philosophy of efficiency that shortens the time between customer order and

true motives when they label legitimate views which oppose theirs as, “hatred, hostility, intolerance.” Disagreement is necessary to the “meaningful debate” the authors claim to want while at the same time implying opposing voices should be silenced. The authors call on people to think for themselves. That is precisely why a choice to opt out was appropriate. We don’t live in a dictatorship. The country fails if “We the People” fail. To President Obama, “moving forward” means to “fundamentally transform” America. Thankfully, “We the People” still realize the potential consequences of relinquishing our freedoms and power to the government. “Our children” is also “my children.” And “We the People” don’t want a fundamental transformation of America, especially if it means the real seat of power, which resides within the family, is usurped by the president. Rebecca Weigold Westerman Court Villa Hills

Players from the Holy Cross varsity volleyball team took time off from serving on the court to serve more than 155 needy people at the Henry Hosea House in Newport on Saturday, Aug. 22. Pictured left to right is Jayden Julian, Stephanie Sinclair, Megan Krumpelman, Sydney Sizemore and Ali Doggett. PROVIDED.

Key developments show promise for improving Kentucky schools As we begin a new school year, it is time for fresh excitement about Kentucky education. In just the past few months, key developments have positioned Kentucky for more rapid improvement than we’ve seen at any time since the early 1990s. Here’s a quick summary of what’s happened and why it matters. First, Kentucky is developing new academic standards that will be shorter, clearer and better aligned with college readiness and global competition. Senate Bill 1, passed this spring, commits us to that major revision and to matching tests that will start in 2012. Second, national developments will strengthen our SB 1 work. Forty-six states have committed voluntarily to develop Common Core standards in mathematics and language arts, with Kentucky poised to be one of the very first to apply those expectations in our teaching, our testing and our accountability process. Kentucky will also benefit from the federal Department of Education’s commitment of $350 million to develop robust testing based on the Common Core approach. Third, state leadership is now unified on education in a way we have rarely seen. Leaders in both parties and both houses of the legislature backed SB 1, and they and Gov. Steve Beshear intend to see it succeed. Terry Holliday, our new commissioner of education, is off to a great start, as is Bob King, the new president of the Council on Postsecondary Education. Together, Commissioner Holliday and President King have already launched major collaborations, including a longitudinal student data system to track students’ progress from pre-k to college and beyond.

Fourth, we have growing clarity about a central fact: standards, tests, data systems and state political commitments will only yield higher achievement if they are implemented well in classrooms. At this spring’s Prichard Committee meeting, Sir Michael Barbour identified teaching quality as the essential factor in the success of top-performing school systems around the world. In his words, “The only way to improve outcomes is to improve instruction.” Barbour, a partner of McKinsey & Co. and a former official in the administration of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, made a compelling case for four main strategies that work to build consistently effective teaching for all students: • Recruiting and training strong candidates to enter the education profession. • Strengthening current teaching through collaborative professional development that changes classroom practice. • Using data from tests and school inspection systems to measure progress and to intervene when progress is too slow. • Developing school leadership able to forge those three elements-new teachers, support for current teachers, and data on results-into schools that deliver rapid achievement growth for all students. In hindsight, it is easy to see that our 1990 reform often fell short on the teaching quality front. We offered rewards for success and consequences for failure, and we assumed our educators were already equipped to respond

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to those incentives. In reality, they needed more direct and robust support-just as athletes reaching for a major prize need sustained coaching to deliver their best performance. Teaching quality work could be the Achilles’ heel of our new efforts as well. Senate Bill 1 did call for new attention to effective instruction, directing the state department to ensure training for current educators on implementing the new standards and directing the Education Professional Standards Board to ensure that teacher preparation programs do the same thing for teacher candidates. Unfortunately, those two agencies have endured a decade of funding cuts. Stripped to the bare bones, they will be very hard pressed to implement robust new learning activities with their current funding. That makes the fifth and final reason for new excitement especially important. The federal government is offering $4 billion in competitive “Race to the Top” grants for states that can show the best records of past reform and the best new plans to push those reforms further. Commissioner Holliday has already mobilized his staff and an impressively representative advisory board to draft a strong Kentucky application. Together, these developments offer Kentucky a great opportunity. If we seize the day, working together with great energy in the coming months, we can ensure that our new standards translate into new teaching strength in every classroom and new levels of achievement for all our children. Sam Corbett is chair of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.

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Karen Wehage, owner of Karen’s Consignments on Anderson Road in Crescent Springs, is proud of her shop’s friendly atmosphere and efficient record system that ensures sellers get their cash fast.

Consignment proud of friendly, honest service By Regan Coomer

The staff of Karen’s Consignments on Anderson Road in Crescent Springs wants you to shop and sell in the friendliest consignment store around. Owner Karen Wehage opened the shop four and a half years ago at 2456 Anderson Road. Karen’s specializes in women’s clothing, jewelry, purses, home decor, furniture and more. “When I was a teenager I worked at a consignment store and I always thought how neat – I always wanted my own and thought I could do well with it,” Wehage said. For a $15 startup fee, consignors can sell their unwanted items at a 50/50 split. After 60 days, sellers can pick up their wares or allow Karen’s to donate the items to a local church. “We take just a little bit of everything,” she said. Everything sold in the

store is logged into a computer so that a seller can pick up their cash whenever they want it, Wahage said, adding cleaning out your house and consigning is a good way to de-clutter and to recycle. “It’s a win-win for everybody,” she said. “It’s their money and it’s there waiting for them when they want it.” For shoppers, new items are put on display every Monday and Saturday, so frequent visits could result in great finds. “It’s a good place to shop – there’s no pressure. We make consigning easy,” Wahage said. Currently, Karen’s Consignments is accepting fall wear. Starting Oct. 1, Karen’s will accept winter clothing. Karen’s Consignments is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information about Karen’s Consignments, call 341-3111.


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St. Timothy Parish in Union will host its annual Oktoberfest this weekend, Sept. 18-20. The festival will go from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 5:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 12:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday. Sunday is “Family Day” and features raffles that include a plasma television, a cornhole tournament for kids and adults and “all you can ride” bracelets for $15. For more information, including directions, visit

Help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation by taking part in the “Walk to Cure Diabetes” this Saturday, Sept. 19. The check-in time is 8 a.m. and the start time is at 9 a.m. The 5K walk begins at the World Peace Bell Center, 425 York St. in Newport. Registration is required and dogs are allowed on the route. For more information, including walking route, call 513-793-3223 or visit

Listen to a legend

Considered by many to be one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Buckethead will playing at the Madison Theater in Covington this Sunday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. Buckethead, otherwise known as Brian Patrick Carroll, was also the lead guitarist for Guns N’ Roses. Tickets are $25 at the door and $20 in advance. For ticket information, call 491-2444 or visit

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The Community Family Church in Independence will be opening the doors to its expanded Family Pantry at a free pancake breakfast Sept. 26. Pantry volunteers Mamie Tapp and Paul Olzeski showed Pastor Tommy Bates (center) around the pantry Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Church opening pantry doors wide to Tristate By Regan Coomer

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Community Family Church wants to help feed the needy in Northern Kentucky. The church, located on Ky-16 in Independence, will open the doors to the newly-expanded Family Pantry at a ribbon cutting and pancake breakfast Saturday Sept. 26. The breakfast is open one and all. Family Pantry and church member Paul Olzeski said while the pantry has been open for years, it used to be in a limited space so “there was a limited amount of people we could help,” he said. Now the pantry can be stocked to feed 50 people and still have plenty of room to spare. “We want the community to know it’s available. We want to help the people of Independence,” he said. The pantry is currently open twice a week after the Wednesday evening and 11 a.m. Sunday services. “I know there are people out there who are hurting and can’t afford to buy food or medication,” Olzeski said.

What: Ribbon cutting and pancake breakfast. When: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 Where: Community Family Church, 11875 Taylor Mill Road, Independence “You take people who are laid off from their jobs with a wife and two children – they’re hurting.” Anyone in the community can come by the pantry twice a month to take home two pounds of hamburger, hot dogs, cheese, bacon, eggs, milk, various canned and nonperishable products and more. If a family needs more than just food, they can also get help with clothing for the entire family as well as cleaning and personal hygiene products. “We’re not going to judge anybody, we’re just going to help them,” Olzeski said. In order to visit the pantry, Community Family Church is asking peo-

ple to attend a church service to get a card authorizing them to go the pantry. “We hope they attend one of the services from Pastor Tommy Bates and get some insight about life and get some help,” Olzeski said. As for Bates, he hopes attending a service will “strengthen” people in need. “We want to let them meet the people who gave them these things to let them know there are people willing to help other people,” Bates said. Getting help from the pantry is not just limited to people living in Independence or even Kenton County, Bates said. “This is not just a ministry that is contained here in Independence, Ky. It reaches Over the Rhine into the Tristate,” he said. The Family Pantry expansion ribbon cutting and pancake breakfast will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday Sept. 26 at the Community Family Church, 11875 Taylor Mill Road in Independence.

N.Ky. Forum examines diversity, inclusion The Northern Kentucky Forum will examine diversity and inclusion in our region with a powerful program entitled “A Day of Dialogue on Northern Kentucky's Culture of Inclusion: How Close are We to Our Vision” at Northern Kentucky University's Student Union at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. The event will be conducted by trained facilitators from the Intercommunity Justice & Peace Center . IJPC

uses a reflective listening technique that allows for respective dialogue around sensitive topics. The audience will first hear from a diverse set of panelists that represent different perspectives, and then will break out into smaller groups to participate in a structured dialogue with a trained facilitator. “The small group experience provides a pressurefree, respectful place for people of diverse back-

grounds and perspectives to come together to listen, learn, and dialogue with one another,” said Kristen Barker, a staff member and trained facilitator from IJPC. Panelists include Pamela Smith, Ed.D., director of diversity and multicultural affairs at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; Leo Calderon, Latino Student Affairs at NKU; Dr. Michael Posey, pastor of St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church; Dr. Monica Posey, vice pres-


Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center uses a reflective listening technique that allows for respective dialogue around sensitive topics. ident of academic affairs at Cincinnati State; and Charles King, retired, Kenton County Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.

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Portraits of Africa, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Passionate Arts Center, 31-33 W. Pike St. Gallery 31. Paintings, photographs, textiles, sculpture, pottery and jewelry centered on African theme, with emphasis on children orphaned by AIDS. Works by Ron Peake, David Whitelaw, Ann Harrod, Carin Hebenstreit, John Weber, Don Seither, Pat Jacunski, Paula Cole, Sue Friedmann, Linda Martin, Vernita Henderson and Paula Peake. Free. Through Sept. 25. 393-8358; Covington.


Harlan Hubbard: the Complexity of Simplicity, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Works by Kentucky artist, author, eco-pioneer and riverman Harlan Hubbard. Continues through Sept. 20. $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 4914003; Covington. Ars Longa. Vita Brevis: Recent Works by Bekka Sage, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Through Sept. 19. 341-5800; Crestview Hills. Six New Exhibitions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Works by Leslie Shiels, Craig Lloyd, Timothy Tepe, Igo Mintch, Patrice Trauth and Carnegie Kids. Free. Through Oct. 16. 957-1940. Covington. Tia Ellis Paintings, 7 a.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Works on display and for sale. Free. Through Sept. 30. 431-2326. Covington.


Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Quintessential Wines from Around the World. Liquor Direct Covington, 670 W. Third St. Free. 291-2550; Covington. Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Knights of Columbus #3908, Father Bealer Council, 605 Lytle Ave. Includes fish, shrimp, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs and sides. Drinks available. Carry-out available. Benefits charities of Knights of Columbus #3908. $1.25-$7. Presented by Knights of Columbus #3908, Fr. Bealer Council. 342-6643. Elsmere.


Rock The Benefit Charity Show with Close To Home, 7 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. With Watson Park, The Paramedic, Made Avail, Gold Shoes, Inept and Delta Delta. Benefits Leukemia Research Foundation. $10. 491-2444. Covington.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. 261-2365. Covington.



Crosstown Traffic, 10 p.m. Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 342-7000. Erlanger.


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Musical comedy based on 1988 film. $25, $20 members, $18 students. Through Sept. 20. 957-1940. Covington.


American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St. $4. Presented by Northern Kentucky Bridge Club. 689-5743; Elsmere. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 1 9

Toddler Tales, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing prereading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities. Ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Burlington. Bookworms, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Children’s Activity Center. Young library users, with active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities. Ages 3 1/2 years to 5 years old and up. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Burlington.


Turfway Turns 50: Photographs and Memorabilia, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Recall Turfway’s first 50 years through exhibits. Also on exhibit at Boone County Main Library through Sept. 25. Free with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free members. 491-4003; Covington.

Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Points vs. PointsThe Relevance of Wine Scores. Liquor Direct Covington, Free. 291-2550; Covington.


Turfway Turns 50: Photographs and Memorabilia, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, Free with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free members. 491-4003; Covington.


Chakras, 9 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. With 8Kount and Zebras In Public. $7. 491-2444. Covington.


Keith Swinney, 10 p.m. Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 356-1440. Independence.


freshART, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Outside dinner and reception. Auction of works created in one day in Devou Park by local artists. Benefits BehringerCrawford Museum. $60. Reservations required. 4914003; Covington. Talk Like A Pirate, Drink Like A Fish, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Leapin Lizard Gallery, 726 Main St. Grand re-opening party and fun-raiser. DJ, Pirates, mermaids, surf and turf appetizers, costume contests and giveaways. With Captain Jack Sparrow. Two floors and two themes. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Performing Arts of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. $100 VIP, $80 VIP advance; $15, $10 advance. 513-509-0951; Covington.


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Tandem Squares, 8 p.m. Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Plus level Westernstyle square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427. Covington.


Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Promenade. Mushrooms, onions, apples, baked goods, pumpkins, cut flowers and more. Presented by Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market. 2922163. Covington. Simon Kenton High School Farmer’s Market, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Independence Courthouse, 5272 Madison Pike, Includes local vendors’ produce and products and organic produce grown by Simon Kenton’s Future Farmers of America. Presented by Simon Kenton High School. 803-9483. Independence.


Kinman Farms Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Kinman Farms, 4175 Burlington Pike, Hay rides, corn maze, concessions, pony rides, bonfires, picnic shelter area and fall decor. $7. Through Oct. 31. 689-2682; Boone County.


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


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $25, $20 members, $18 students. 957-1940. Covington.

SPORTS Northern Wrestling Federation, 7 p.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Family friendly entertainment. $10, $8 advance. 426-0490; Fort Wright. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 2 0


Kinman Farms Fall Festival, noon-7 p.m. Kinman Farms, $7. 689-2682; Boone County.


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Cast Party, Wine and Woodford Reserve Tasting and Mini-Cabaret, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Mingle with cast, sample Rhone wines and Woodford Reserve Bourbon. Minicabaret performed by cast. Acclaim Guest Equity Contract Fund. Benefits Acclaim Guest Equity Contract Fund.. $15. Reservations recommended. Presented by Acclaim Awards. 513-621-2787; Covington.


The USS Nightmare is back and will feature three levels and more than 40 horrifying areas. Come aboard if you dare, during the grand opening weekend, Sept. 18 and 19, from 7 p.m. to midnight at 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, for a 40-minute tour of the haunted boat. For more information call 261-8500 or visit Pictured is a vampire aboard the USS Nightmare last year. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 2 2


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


Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Social hour and cash bar 6:30 p.m. Movie about the power of one man’s voice to inspire tolerance and change. Discussion follows with Dr. Babacar Camara, Miami University professor. $11, $8 advance, $8 students and Enjoy the Arts members. Presented by Cincinnati World Cinema. 781-8151; Covington.


Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band, 9 p.m.-midnight, Zola, 626 Main St. 2617510. Covington.


Don Fangman, 11 a.m.-noon, Covington Art Club, 604 Greenup St. Pops and standards performance followed by luncheon. Free. Reservations recommended. 261-1762. Covington.


Fat Tuesday, 7 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. Royal Palm Orchestra with Bill Gemmer, director. 261-2365. Covington.


Buckethead, 8 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. Multi-instrumentalist wears white bucket on his head and white costume mask. $25, $20 advance. 491-2444; Covington.

Scrabble Rama!, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Scrabble tournament; prizes. 431-2326; Covington. Texas Hold’em Tournaments, 9 p.m. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St. Players gather in tables of eight for the five-card game. Prizes from local beer and liquor distributors available for winners. Final game held at end of an eight week period. Winner of final game receives $500. Ages 21 and up. 491-6659. Covington.





Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 3 p.m. American sign language interpreted and close captioning available. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $25, $20 members, $18 students. 957-1940. Covington. M O N D A Y, S E P T . 2 1

Impresa Quarter Fest, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Edgewood Senior Center, 550 Freedom Park Drive, $1. Presented by Impresa Business Network. 818-0803. Edgewood.

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Knitting and Crocheting Group, 4:30 p.m.6 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Practice knitting and crochet, exchange patterns and tips. Ages 11 and up. Free. 491-3942. Covington.


Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $11, $8 advance, $8 students and Enjoy the Arts members. 781-8151; Covington.


Cory Moore, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. KJ’s Pub, 2379 Buttermilk Crossing, 344-1413. Crescent Springs.


Dick & the Roadmasters Original Blues Jam, 6 p.m.-midnight, Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave. All ages. 261-1029. Latonia.

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It’s Sew Fun, 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Teens and adults. Free. Registration required. 491-3942; Covington.


Swing Dancing, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Step-NOut Studio, 721 Madison Road, Music by DJ. Free beginner lesson before open dancing. All ages. $5. Presented by CincySwing.Com Ltd.. 513-290-9022. Covington.


Beginner Lindy Hop Series, 8 p.m.-9 p.m. Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Learn basic steps to classic swing dance and other moves to get started. $40 fourclass session; $12 one night. 513-2909022; Covington.


Dixie Farmers Market, 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Erlanger Baptist Church, 116 Commonwealth Ave. Fresh produce, fruits, baked goods and flowers. 727-2525. Erlanger.


Running Word Wednesday, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Share writing or monologue, or listen to readings by others. Free. Through Dec. 30. 431-2326. Covington.

Over-the-Rhine’s Brewery History, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m. Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, “Over-the-Rhine’s Brewery District: The Center of Cincinnati’s Beer Brewing History.” Learn about German culture that drove consumption and production of beer and numerous historic brewery buildings. Ages 18 and up. Free.962-4002; Erlanger.




Volleyball Parent Informational Meeting, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Beechwood High School, 50 Beechwood Road, Cafeteria. Information on Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball organization. Free. Presented by Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball. 620-6520. Fort Mitchell.

Katie Laur Tribute Show, 8 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. With The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, The Turkeys, Ma Crow, Magnolia Mountain, Scott Risner, Brandt Smith and Brenda Wolferberger, Katie Laur and others. $10. 491-2444. Covington.


Six New Exhibitions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 957-1940. Covington. Tia Ellis Paintings, 7 a.m. Bean Haus, Free. 431-2326. Covington.


Beginner Square Dance Class, 7:30 p.m. Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Casual dress. Smooth-soled shoes required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427. Covington.


Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington. Kinman Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Kinman Farms, 689-2682. Boone County.


“Disney on Ice presents 100 Years of Magic” comes to the U.S. Bank Arena, Wednesday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 27. It is a celebration of 65 of Disney’s characters. Times are: 7:30 p.m. through Saturday; 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Visit

In Haus Comedy Night, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Local comedians perform. Free. Through Dec. 21. 432-2326; Covington.


Oktoberfest Zinzinnati USA brings beer, pretzels and all things German downtown, Saturday, Sept. 19, and Sunday, Sept. 20, on Fifth Street, from Race Street to Broadway. Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. The World’s Largest Chicken Dance will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, at Fountain Square. Visit


Shipping and handling charges alert Ads for products on TV and in print that don’t disclose the shipping and handling charges are becoming increasingly common. Such charges should be carefully considered before ordering because sometimes they can be quite substantial. That’s what a Westwood woman has learned. Sue LaRue has been analyzing ads and found several that either don’t disclose the charge or do so in very small print. “I think they’re saying two things. I think they’re saying ‘free shipping’ or ‘plus shipping,’ but they’re not saying how much the shipping is. That’s what happened in my case,” she said. LaRue answered an ad she saw on TV. But, even after she placed the order for two of the items, she just got a printout without the prices. “I agreed to pay $39.98. The shipping and handling was $65.80, but I didn’t know that till I got the package in the mail,” LaRue said. The packing slip showed the total cost came to more than $100 – something she says should have been disclosed upfront. After LaRue complained to the company about the shipping charges, a representative agreed to give her a $15 credit. But that still means the

September 17, 2009

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When people turn into sheep For sheep to be sheep is admirable. That’s their true nature. Sheep are never extolled today or in the scriptures as being clever or courageous. They seem more helpless than resourceful. They frequently wander off and get lost and are easy prey for predators. When in trouble, they usually panic and bleat for help from the shepherd. Sheep are not very smart. Yet, who can blame a sheep for being a sheep? They live what they are. What would be troubling would be to see a bird or a human try to live as a sheep. Especially a human. We’ve been created with a rational nature. We are to grow, develop insight and wisdom, possess a mind that enables us to seek and recognize truth and have the courage to live by it. Humans are supposed to need other human shepherds less and less as they mature. When immature, and still growing, we need parents, disciplinarians and teachers – guides outside ourselves. When we grow up – if we grow up – our guidance comes chiefly from within ourselves; a well-formed conscience and sense of responsibility. Guides outside of us never become completely unimportant, but much less necessary. A sad thing seems to be happening. Too many people seem to be acting as sheep. Sheeple are people

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items she wanted cost her $40, and the shipping and handling cost $50 – more than the items themselves. “I just feel like they’re deceptive and if people aren’t paying attention they’re going to end up spending a lot of money they may not be able to get back,” LaRue said. So, I contacted the company LaRue had ordered from and was told they don’t disclose the shipping and handling charges in the ad because the same ad is used in Canada and charges will be quite different there. They maintain they do disclose the charges before the transaction is completed – and after the state sales taxes are added. But, LaRue said she never saw that disclosure. And, while you can cancel your order and get back your money, you can’t get back the shipping costs. Bottom line, carefully watch out for shipping and handling charges in both TV and print ads. If they are not disclosed in the ad, be sure to look for the charges before you place your order. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints and questions weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

to speak for God. The masses of people have been pictured as a huge pyramid. Most of us are depicted toward the bottom somewhere, and the numbers become fewer as the pyramid narrows and ascends. Psychologists such as Abraham Maslow urge us to become self-actualized and move upward. That means to grow in knowledge and personal awareness of our own state and truths of reality. The journey upward is very difficult, but possible. Great spiritual teachers such as Jesus Christ told us what happens when we are transformed from sheeple to people, “ … you will know the truth and the truth will

who act like sheep. When t h a t occurs, we don’t use our minds to study problems thoroughly and unders t a n d t h e m

Father Lou Guntzelman Perspectives

effectively. We stop looking for truth. We graze on sound bites, slogans and little bits of information lying on the ground that taste good. When we are turning into sheeple, we lose sight of truth and priorities. We become easy prey for manipulation by politicians, advertisers, bureaucrats, and sometimes even by people we call religious leaders. Our shepherds are called spin doctors – false shepherds who have no interest in the common good, us, or the truth, only their own agenda. As sheeple we have a strong flock instinct. We need to think and act as everybody else. It’s said that the instincts and logic of a mob gradually become lower than the individuals that comprise the mob. We turn our minds over to others. Sheeple are dazzled by words and forget justice; are moved by emotions and forget logic. We believe peers, advertisers, politicians and celebrities about what is important in life. We acquiesce to anyone who claims

set you free.” Free from what? Free from a flock mentality. Free from not recognizing our dignity. Free from ignorance, deception and being used by others. Free from our defenses and illusions in order to become our truest self. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

Course winds through historic downtown neighborhood streets and wooded, paved trails through two river front parks.

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September 17, 2009

Relish your fresh peppers this season

My husband Frank and I went to an A m i s h country produce auction in B a i n bridge, Ohio, near The Seven Rita Caves, at Heikenfeld the invitation of Rita s kitchen f r i e n d s Bert and Bob Villing. It was something to see. As we approached the auction shelter, we saw horse-drawn wagons with huge amounts of pumpkins, melons and produce enter the graveled area. I understood that folks could bid on the whole wagonload. Inside the shelter you could walk around and check out the produce in smaller units, like a bushel of squash, three pecks of cucumbers, even up to 100 or so pumpkins and gourds. The little Amish boys were so cute – running around barefoot with sus-

brown sugar 1 generous tablespoon cinnamon

pendered overalls and hats. Bert and I bought some beautiful red and green peppers. I couldn’t wait to get home to make Bert’s red pepper relish. I also made stuffed peppers for supper, with rice, lamb, tomato sauce and seasonings.

Bert’s red pepper relish

No real recipe, but here are Bert’s guidelines slightly adapted by me. Makes 7 to 8 half pints. Measure ingredients after dicing. 6 cups of finely diced red bell peppers (or green, yellow, etc.) 1 1 ⁄2 cups finely diced onions Boiling water 1 ⁄2 cup diced jalapeños (opt.) Grind up peppers and onions in food processor, blender or just chop fine. Put in bowl and pour boiling water to cover. Let sit five minutes, then drain. Make brine.

Rita’s rendition of Bert’s pepper relish.

Bring to boil:

2 cups vinegar (I used cider, but clear is OK) 1 cup sugar (more to taste) 1 1 ⁄2 teaspoons each: mustard seeds, celery seeds and dry mustard Put drained pepper mixture into brine and cook for five minutes. Pour into hot jars, clean rims and seal. Process in boiling water bath five min-

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utes. You can also just cook this up, cool, put in freezer containers and freeze.

Marge Miller’s apple dumplings

Marge is known as the apple dumpling lady in Clermont County and at my church, Holy Trinity in Batavia. I love her dumplings with the wonderful cinnamon flavor. They are always the first thing to go at any of our events. This is for Nancy, who began cooking at age 11. “My mother was a wonderful cook and my best friend. She passed away last year,” she wrote. Nancy wanted to re-create her Mom’s dumpling recipe which used brown sugar and cinnamon. Nancy said her Mom’s sauce was a thin vanilla sauce using cinnamon. I’ve adapted this only slightly.

1 double pie crust 8 Golden Delicious apples, peeled and cored (I’ve used whatever apples I had on hand) 4 teaspoons butter Mix the following and set aside: 1 cup granulated or


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Wildwood Elementary Pleasant Run Middle School

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Divide the prepared pie crust into eight equal pieces. Roll out each piece into the shape of a square about 6 to 8 inches. To test the size, place an apple in the center of it and see if you can bring the 4 corners up to meet at the top. Place 1 peeled and cored apple in the center of one of the squares of rolled pie crust. Fill the cavity with some of the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Dot the top of the sugar with 1⁄2 tsp. butter. Bring one corner of the pastry up over the top of the apple. Take the opposite corner and overlap it over the first one. Moisten to seal these two together. Repeat with the last two corners of the pastry. Moisten to seal the last two corners together. Place the 8 dumplings in a sprayed baking dish.

Cinnamon sauce:

Combine the following syrup ingredients and cook for three minutes. If you can’t find cinnamon hearts, use a teaspoon of cinnamon and a drop or two of red food coloring if you want. 11⁄2 cups sugar 11⁄2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 cups water 3 tablespoons lemon juice 7-8 cinnamon decorations (little cinnamon Valentine hearts) or more to taste 1 teaspoon vanilla (Rita’s addition) Pour the syrup over the dumplings in the baking dish. If you want, baste as they bake. Bake at 375 degrees for

Cooking with Rita and Friends

Join Rita Heikenfeld, Nick Tolbert (aka Midnight Gourmet) and Former Top Chef Chicago contestant Antonia Lofaso Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. as they host a dinner party. Sample some of Antonia’s favorite recipes as well as the recipes of local restaurants and chefs. Ticket price: $15 RSVP at: 513-247-6411 All proceeds will benefit the Freestore Foodbank. Ticket transaction will be completed at Kenwood Macy’s prior to start of the event. Cash or check only. Make check payable to the Freestore Foodbank. 50 to 60 minutes until well browned and a fork pressed into the apple tests soft.

On the Web

Additional recipes for slaw stuffed peppers, pepper relish, pepper hash and vanilla sauce are in Rita’s online column at Or call 513-591-6163 and leave your name and mailing address.

Coming soon

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September 17, 2009

Community Recorder


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William Raleigh of Erlanger, son of Mark and Anne Raleigh, had a great time at the Boone County Fair “driving” all the tractors.

Panera Bread’s Second Annual Panerathon raises the goal for this year’s event Breads of the World, the local franchisee for Panera Bread will be hosting its second annual Panerathon on Sunday, September 20, 2009. The race will begin at the Panera Bread on Paxton Road and participants will have the option to participate in a 2-mile walk/run or a 4-mile run. All proceeds will benefit Kid’s Café, a division of The Freestore Foodbank. Breads of the World encourages competitors of all ages and abilities to participate. Participants will receive an event t-shirt and a race bag filled with gifts and goodies provided by Panera Bread. The top three finishers, both male and female, as well as to the top

three finishers in each age group will be awarded medals. Fresh bagels, pastries and sandwiches from Panera Bread will be available for racers as they cross the finish line. The event will also feature a special quarter-mile course for kids under the age of 12. This year Panera Bread is encouraging local businesses to get involved through the team component. The Group entry fee is $150 per ten-person team. Local Cincinnati-area businesses have an opportunity to show support for an important cause, while team building within their own organization. “Panera Bread strives to be a community partner putting the emphasis on the children,” said Jim Hach, Operating Partner for

Cincinnati area Panera Bread bakery-cafes. “Ending hunger is a significant long term goal for Panera Bread.” Last year’s event drew 240 participants and raised $5,450 for The Freestore Foodbank. This year’s event hopes to increase in both participation and donations to benefit Kid’s Cafe. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. The children’s run is held separately at 8:30 a.m. in the Hyde Park Parking Lot. Pre-registration for the event is available online The pre-registration fee is $20 and the registration fee on race day will be $25. For more information on the event, visit

Design college helps start-up companies with marketing projects. These include layout and production design of magazines, journals, promotional displays, packaging, brochures, and Web sites that drive brand awareness. The college recently completed a project for The Northern Kentucky Quarter Horse Association by successfully redesigning their member magazine, KyQHA Quarterly. Earlier this year, students finalized a series of lighthearted book illustrations for the Losantiville Press

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Air Force Airman Michael B. Schmidt graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete

basic training earn four c r e d i t s toward an associate in applied science degree through the Schmidt Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Jeffrey Schmidt of Independence. Schmidt is a 2006 graduate of Scott High School.

and the Losantiville Society of Limericists and also designed vibrant and colorful posters for the Newport on the Levee Fall Festival. Students will soon complete an extensive menu and website redesign for a

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MARRIAGE LICENSES Katherine Tapke, 29, and Adam McNeely, 29, both of Park Hills, issued September 1, 2009. Ashley Wenz, 22, of Erlanger and David Cremeans, 28, of Bellevue, issued September 1, 2009. Kelly O'Brien, 25, of Erlanger and James Lindsey, 25, of Covington, issued September 2, 2009. Shannon Sieken, 38, of West Chester and Robert McCoy, 40, of Fort Thomas, issue September 2, 2009. Katherine Bridge, 28, of Georgetown and Scott Sullivan, 28, of Covington, issued September 3, 2009. Katie Nunnally, 24, of Kentucky and Stephen Myles II, 34, of West Vir-

ginia, issued September 3, 2009. Christy Cumblidge, 37, and Stace Keeney, 44, both of Fort Wright, issued September 4, 2009. Desarae Bays, 25, and James Snapp, 35, both of Covington, issued September 4, 2009. Mary Smith, 51, of Latonia and Jan Werpff, 54, of Covington, issued September 4, 2009. Carolyn Randoll, 40, and Daniel Crenshaw, 29, both of Erlanger, issued September 4, 2009. Linda Davis, 56, of Villa Hills and Victor Demras, 56, of New York, issued September 4, 2009.

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spend a leisurely afternoon at the farm. Alpacas, cousins to the llama and camel, are beautiful, intelligent animals native to the Andean Mountain range of South America particularly Peru, Bolivia, and Chile. The United States first commercially imported alpacas in 1984. There are now more than 150,000 registered alpacas in North America. Eagle Bend is home to 80 of these wonderful creatures, and is the largest and

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Deaths Edward A. Berkemeier, Jr., 86, Walton, died Sept. 12, 2009, at his home. He was an electrician foreman for Veterans Hospital in Cincinnati, a command sergeant major and World War II Army veteran, a member of All Saints Church in Walton, member and prior Grand Knight at Knights of Columbus and former fire chief and EMT with the Walton Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Mary Meiman Berkemeier of Walton; sons, Tony Berkemeier of Indianapolis, Charles Berkemeier of Union, Dave Berkemeier of Edgewood and Mike Berkemeier of Walton; daughters, Darlene Ryan of Walton and Rita Dixon of Candler, N.C.; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery in Latonia. Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Irene Brownfield

Irene Juanita Brownfield, 89, Erlanger, died Sept. 6, 2009, at Baptist Village Care Center, Erlanger. She was an administrator assistant at Northern Kentucky University. Her husband, Edward Brownfield, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Vicki Hammond of West Chester, Susan Releford of Fort Mitchell, Lynn Ricke of Washington, Ind.; brother, Kenneth Victor of Florence; six grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. Memorials: Fort Mitchell Baptist Church, 2323 Dixie Highway, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 or American Heart Association, 240 Whittington Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40222-4904.

Milbourne Butler

Milbourne L. Butler, 86, Fort Mitchell, died Sept. 5, 2009, at Hospice Center of St. Elizabeth, Edgewood. He was a production worker for F.H. Lawson Company. He was a World War II Army staff sergeant. He was a member of Greenview Baptist Church, Burlington, Ky., and a deacon at the church since 1950. Survivors include his wife, Lucille Marie Butler of Fort Mitchell; daughters, Melba L. Baur of Florence and Valarie Kepler of Erlanger; and five grandchildren. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Dry Ridge, Ky. Memorials made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 222,

Williamstown, KY 41097; Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 803 South Loop Road, Edgewood 41018.

Rev. Robert Butler Jr.

Rev. Robert L. Butler Jr., 49, Alexandria, died Sept. 7, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was an inventory control analyst for R.A. Jones & Company and a minister at Butler Baptist Church and Demossville Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Lynn Campbell Butler; daughter, Traci Fryer of Southgate; sons, Robert Butler III and Tim Butler, both of Alexandria; mother, Delores Cole Butler of Alexandra and brother, Jeff Butler of Independence. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Flagg Springs Baptist Church, 12204 Flagg Springs Pike, California, KY 41007.

Lawrence Callen

Lawrence “Larry” Callen, 73, Cold Spring, died Sept. 6, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a member of the Lakeside Christian Church, Lakeside Park, Ky. He was a court baliff for Kenton County Sheriff’s office. He was a Kenton County deputy jailer. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Carol Callen of Cold Spring, Ky.; daughters, Kimberly Callen of Temple, GA., and Kathryn M. Adams of Crittenden, Ky.; sons, Greg Callen of Erlanger, Denny Callen of Caruthersville, MO, and George Jump of Mount Orab, OH.; 16 grandchildren; and one grandchild. Memorials made to lakeside Christian church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, Lakeside Park, KY 41-17; American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati 45227.

Richard Coyne

Richard M. Coyne, 85, Edgewood, died Sept. 5, 2009, at Baptist Village Care Center in Erlanger. He was a shipper. He served in the Army Air Corps. He was an avid golfer and worked for the Kenton Co. Golf Course for 21 years. He was a member of VFW Post 1484. His son, Mike Coyne, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Delores Coyne of Edgewood; daughter, Debbie Potter of Georgetown, Ky., Teri Schaber of Orlando, Fla.; brother Jim Coyne of Urbana, Il; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Forest lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials made to Florence Baptist Church, 642 Mount Zion

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Charles Dahlenburg

Charles William Dahlenburg, 89, Park Hills, died Sept. 7, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a pharmacist, a World War II Navy veteran, member of St. Agnes Parish in Fort Wright and volunteere at St. Vincent de Paul Society. His wife, Ruth Heidrich Dahlenburg, and daughter, Marilyn Halloran, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Charles Dahlenburg Jr. of Orchard Park, N.Y., and Greg Dahlenburg of Covington; daughters, Diane Geiger of Park Hills, Barbara Bonar of Lakeside Park, Anita Main of Austin, Texas, Clare Reiss of Chicago, Ill., Fran Hemmer of Fort Wright, Jo Stieritz of Independence, Seana Hue of Amberley Village, Ohio, Nancy Dahlenburg of Fort Thomas and Amy Kelley of Edgewood; brother, Gene Dahlenburg of Alvin, Texas; 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Covington Latin School, 21 E. 11th St., Covington, KY 41011 or the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Agnes Church, 1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, KY 41011-2794.

Anna Duddey

Anna Mae A. Duddey, 83, Villa Hills, died Sept. 10, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and former City Clerk for Villa Hills, a member of Mary Queen of Heaven Church in Erlanger, Association of City Clerks of Kentucky, Mary Queen of Heaven Seniors, St. Joseph Seniors, Edgewood Seniors and volunteered for the city of Villa Hills. Her husband, James H. Duddey, died previously.

Survivors include her daughters, Cathy A. Tabeling of Burlington, Jalaine Ann Barth of Union and Peggy Sue Gallo of Reading, Ohio; sons, Michael Duddey and Ronnie James Duddey of Independence and Andrew J. Duddey of Georgetown, Ky.; brother, Edward Foltz of Villa Hills; 19 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. John Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Parish Kitchen, 141 W. Pike St., Covington, KY 41011.

August Felice

August Joseph “Sonny” Felice, 83, Erlanger, died Sept. 6, 2009, at his home. He was owner/operator of the Fruit Bowl in Erlanger for 35 years. He was a member of St. Henry Church and a WWII Navy Veteran. His wife, Helen Dorgan Felice, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Jerry Felice of West Harrison, Ind., Jeffrey Felice and Richard Felice of Erlanger; daughters, Lori Day of Cincinnati and Pamela Delmonaco of Edgewood; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in St Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.





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Edward Goetz

Edward L. “Boo” Goetz, 91, Latonia, died Sept. 9, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood. He was a representative with Doppes Lumber Company for over 40 years is a member of the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame, a member of Holy Cross Church and a WWII Army veteran. Survivors include his daughter, Sylvia Wagenlander of Villa Hills; son, Bob Goetz of Taylor Mill; sisters, Mabel Goetz of Latonia and Alice Smith of Edgewood; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Holy Cross Catholic Church, 3612 Church St., Latonia, KY 41015, or Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Virginia Huff

Virginia R. Huff, 88, Covington, died Sept. 4, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a sales clerk for Shillito’s Department Store. Her husband, Charlie Huff, died in 2000 and daughter, Sandy Parton, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Gary

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Allen Kidwell

Allen Kidwell, 69, Butler, died Sept. 10, 2009, at UC Medical Center, Cincinnati. He was a member of Falmouth Wesleyan Church. He was a truck driver for Superior Carriers, Cincinnati. His sons, Carl Kidwell and Michael Upchurch, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Kidwell of Butler; sons, Chris Kidwell of Foster, Ky., and Ronald Upchurch of Dayton, Ohio; daughters, Deborah Eubanks of Hamilton. and Tami Glaser of Harrison; brother, Eugene Kidwell of Independence; sisters, Trena Roberts and Regina Plummer both of Alexandria, and Diana Johnson of Butler; five grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Butler Cemetery, Pendleton County. Memorials made to Falmouth Wesleyan Church, 105 Monument St., Falmouth, KY 41040.

Margie Loze

Margie H. Loze, 86, Hebron, died Sept. 3, 2009, at her son’s home. She was a sales representative for more than 30 years with Avon Products. Her husband, John W. Loze, died in 1995 and son, John E. Loze, died in 2003. Survivors include her son, Jason W. Loze of Florence; daughters, Louise Meyers of Anderson, Patricia Neff of Bullittsville, Connie Loze of Fort Wright; foster son, Darryl Isaacs of Cincinnati; sisters, Betty Ranshaw of Moore’s Hill, Ind., and Patsy Frank of Taylor Mill; brothers, Bud Holt of Petersburg, Jack Holt of Ludlow, Lee Holt of Erlanger and Donald Holt of Rising Sun, Ind.; 18 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Burial was in Petersburg Cemetery.

Traci Lynch

Traci Lynn Knapp Lynch, 40, Independence, died Sept. 9, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was an order puller for Gibson Greeting Card Company. Survivors include her husband, Dennis A. Lynch; daughter, Somer Lynch of Independence; stepdaughter, Nicole Lynch of Covington; father, Butch Knapp of New Holland, Ohio; mother, Marie Bolton Welte and stepfather, Jack Welte of Latonia; brother,

Matt Knapp of Union; paternal grandmother, Marie Knapp of New Holland, Ohio; maternal stepgrandmother, Betty Wing of Clearfield, Pa.; one step grandson. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

John McGinnis

John C. “Mac” McGinnis, 80, Crescent Springs, died Sept. 10, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was an electrical manufacturing sales representative, a Korean War veteran, member of St. Pius X Church in Edgewood and St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring, founding team member of Be-Concerned and a member of the Cursillo movement. His daughter, Sally Monahan, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lee McGinnis of Crescent Springs; daughters, Molly Barth of Fort Thomas, Connie Flynn of Villa Hills, Kathleen Tucker of Campbellsville, Ky., Mary Eilerman of Ludlow and Erin Cline of West Chester Township, Ohio; sons, John McGinnis of Edgewood and Joe McGinnis of Hebron; sisters, Mary Kroeger of North College Hill, Ohio, and Pat Cahill of Lakeside Park, and 19 grandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Linnemann Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: Sally’s Caring Hands scholarship fund, c/o St. Rita School for the Deaf, 1720 Glendale-Milford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215 or BeConcerned, 714 Washington St., Covington, KY 41011.

Don McNeese

Don McNeese, 67, Covington, died Sept. 9, 2009, at his home. He was a hair stylist for Premier Salon, Cincinnati, and previously worked at L.A. Salon, Saks Fifth Avenue and the former Shillito’s. He was also a Navy veteran. Survivors include his brother, Dan McNeese of Edgewood. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia, handled the arrangements. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Elroy Perry

Elroy C. Perry, 86, Highland Heights, died Sept. 12, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a crane operator for Interlake Steel Corp. in Newport, a World War II Army veteran, member of First Presbyterian Church in Fort Thomas, F&AM Lodge 858 in Newport and American Legion Post 11 in Newport.




His wife, Virgie Maxine Taylor Perry, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Rita Perry Barnett of Highland Heights; brothers, Wayne and Elmo Perry of Elsmere, Karl Perry of Delhi Township, Ohio and James Perry of Mount Washington, Ohio; sister, Velma Hiatt of Florence; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Woodcrest Manor, 3876 Turkeyfoot Road, Elsmere, KY 41018 .

Florine Poole

Florine (McNabb) Poole, 95, Erlanger, died Sept. 6, 2009, at Baptist Village Erlanger, Ky. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Grandparent’s Club with Crescent Springs Church of God. Her husband, James Beverly McNabb, died previously. Survivors include sons, Norman McNabb of Florence, Charles McNabb of Walton; daughters, Frances Jones of Burlington Faye Kimberlin of Walton; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Burlington Cemetery, Burlington.

Jean Porter

Jean H. Porter, 89, Erlanger, died Sept. 7, 2009, at Baptist Village Care Center, Erlanger. She taught school for 42 years at Holmes High School and Highlands High School and was a member of St. Mark United Church of Christ, Latonia. Survivors include her sister, Gayle Hicks of Lakeside Park. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: St. Mark United Church of Christ, 38th & Park Ave., Latonia, KY 41015.

Linda Rauen

Linda Sue Rauen, 60, Taylor Mill, died Sept. 5, 2009, at her home. She was a homemaker, member of St. Anthony Church in Taylor Mill, St. Vincent De Paul Society and a gemologist with Schultz & Sons Jewelers. Survivors include her husband, Fred J. Rauen Jr.; daughter, Margie Giffen of Covington; and two grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: St. Anthony Church, 485 Grand Ave., Taylor Mill, KY 41015.

Rosemary Riehl

Rosemary Riehl, 58, Bellevue, died Sept. 5, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass - Northern Kentucky Care Center in Fort Thomas. She was a produce manager at Riverside IGA in Dayton and volunteered at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati as a judge for the

fine arts and photo exhibits. Survivors include her sisters, Theresa Riehl of Fort Thomas, Virginia Riehl of Washington D.C., and Gloria Riehl of Cincinnati; brothers, David Riehl of Edgewood and Edward Riehl of Bellevue. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Ft. Thomas. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Robert Saalfeld

Robert H. Saalfeld, 84, of Longboat Key, Fla., formerly of Villa Hills, died Sept. 4, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was the CEO of Saalfeld Paper in Cincinnati, a World War II Army veteran who was a Purple Heart recipient. Survivors include his daughters, Nancy Bright of Fort Wright, Susan Williamson and Barbara Asbury both of Lexington; son, Robert T. Saalfeld of Longboat Key, Fla.; and eight grandchildren. Entombment was in Mother of God Cemetery Mausoleum, Fort Wright. Middendorf Funeral Home, Fort Wright, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, P.O. Box 17007, 75 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017-0007; or Redwood School and Rehabilitation Center, 71 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Jollyenna Sexton

Jollyenna Kaye Sexton, 49, Newport, died Sept. 7, 2009, at her home. Survivors include her husband, Dan Sexton of Florence; daughters, Dana Smith of Paynesville, Celina Sexton and Deirdre Wright, both of Florence and Tamara Sexton of Park Hills; 12 brothers and sisters and eight grandchildren. Burial was in Neave Cemetery, Bracken County.

Dennis Shields

Dennis A. Shields Sr., 58, Florence, died Sept. 5, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Hospice Center, Edgewood. He was an equipment operator for Carlisle Construction. He was a member of the NRA, loved to hunt deer and turkey, shooting trap and skeet. He collected knives and guns. Survivors include his mother, Marie Shields of Florence; sons, Dennis Shields Jr. of Price Hill and Dave Shields of Independence; sisters, Mary Ann Williams of Alexandria and Judy Miller of Florence; and three grandchildren. Memorials made to National Riffle Association Foundation, Inc. 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, Va., 22030.

John Siemer

John Patrick “Jack” Siemer, 87, Fort Mitchell, died Sept. 7, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Florence.

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He was a deliveryman for H. Meyer Dairy and worked for Cloverleaf and Hanneken dairies, was a WWII Navy veteran and a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, Fort Mitchell. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary M. Talbert Siemer; son, Barry Siemer of Cincinnati; brother, Joe Siemer of Taylor Mill; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, Covington, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Children’s Hospital Von Willebrand Disease Research Department, c/o Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Hemostasis Thrombosis Center ML 7015, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229. Note on donation, “In Memory of John Siemer.”

Michael Straw

Michael Straw, 57, Independence, died Sept. 6, 2009, at his home. He was a professional artist for over 30 years, performed around greater Cincinnati and throughout the country as a trumpeter in several groups and assisted his father in the development of the Aristocrat Pear Tree. Survivors include his mother, Inez Straw of Independence; brothers, Bill Straw of Gig Harbor, Wash., John Straw of Montrose, Colo. and Dan Straw of Bayfield, Colo. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made in Michael’s memory to an appropriate cancer charity.

Patrick Sturgeon

Patrick Jude Sturgeon, 45, of Palm Springs, Calif., formerly of Florence, died Aug. 28, 2009, in Palm Springs. He was a general manager for Bella Monte Resort in Palm Springs and previously the general manager of the Cliff Resort and The Two Bunch Palms, also in California. He was a member of the Palm Springs & Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce. His father, Jack Sturgeon, died previously. Survivors include his mother, Betty Sturgeon of Erlanger and sister, Heidi Sturgeon of Gilbert, Ariz. Memorials to American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227, or the American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017.

Mary Tarvin

Mary J. “Jackie” Tarvin, 75, Independence, died Sept. 5, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Heathcare in Edgewood. She was a self-employed caregiver. Her husband, Ernest K. Tarvin and sons, Edward A. Tarvin and Daniel Tarvin, died previously. Survivors include her son Kenneth Tarvin of Fort Mitchell; daughter, Lisa Tarvin of Independence; brother, Wayne Puckett of Las Vegas, Nev.; sisters, Millie Puckett of Fontana, Calif. and Linda Hughes of Las Vegas; one granddaughter. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017 or American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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James Earl Temple Jr., 58, Walton, died Sept. 10, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was an executive for Interstate Brands Corporation. Survivors include his wife, Ausma Temple; daughter, Angela Kim of Morning View; son, James Temple III of Independence; sisters, Tina Goldman and Cynthia Temple of Alabama, Lynn Temple of Louisville; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.


Fenton Thomas True, 79, Ryland Heights, died Sept. 7, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a pressman for Otto Zimmerman Printers. He was an active member of the Ambassadors class and served as usher for over 40 years at Calvary Baptist Church, Latonia. His first wife, Betty True, died in 2001. Survivors include his wife, Cymantha True; daughter, Vicki Coppage of Ryland Heights; son, Barry True of Ryland Heights, stepson, Andrew Nelson of Manchester, Ohio; brother, Charlie True of Cold Spring; three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. Memorials: Calvary Baptist Church Mission Fund, 3711 Tibbatts St., Covington, KY 41015.





Matthew J. Haddix, 2414 1/2 Warren St., possession of marijuana at W. 21st St. and Howell St., Aug. 31. Robert Hatmaker, 13 Martin St., failure to improper signal, no operator's license, carrying a concealed weapon at Winston Ave. and E. 40th St., Sept. 1. Daniel W. Southwick, 210 Bluegrass Ave., first degree possession of a controlled substance, first degree fleeing or evading police, second degree disorderly conduct, operating on suspended or revoked operator's license at E. 16th St., Aug. 31. Carri L. Lindsay, 3812 Lincoln Ave., second degree assault at W. 19th St., Aug. 31. Kristin Dye, 823 Shawnee Trace Ct., first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphrenalia at 401 Crescent Ave., Aug. 31. Timothy R. Hill, 304 Clay St., first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphrenalia at 401 Crescent Ave., Aug. 31. Brian E. Frazier, 301 E. 41St St., fourth degree assault, third degree terroristic threatening at 301 E. 41st St., Aug. 31. Kandy K. Loudermilk, 214 W. 6Th St., #1, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphrenalia at 214 W. 6th St., #1, Sept. 1. Joshua A. Klette, 4310 Vermont Ave., improper turning, obstructed vision and/or windshield, failure to or improper signal, failure of owner to maintain required ins/sec, trafficking a controlled substance within 1000 yards of a school, possession of drug paraphrenalia, public intoxication, second degree possession of a controlled substance, third degree possession of a controlled substance at W. 32nd St. and Decoursey Ave., Sept. 2. Rico A. Salguero, 739 David St., first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon at 1325 Garrard St., Sept. 2. Barbara J. Spradlin, 15560 Aberdeen Rd., second degree disorderly conduct, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree possession of a controlled substance at 933 Main St., Sept. 2. Darryl A. Pabst, 1227 High St., carrying a concealed weapon, menacing, second degree disorderly conduct at 1200 High St., Sept. 3. Jeremiah J. Clark, 1227 High St., carrying a concealed weapon, menacing, second degree disorderly conduct at 1200 High St., Sept. 3. Jamie L. Walters, 301 E. 41St St., fourth degree assault at 301 E. 43rd St., Sept. 6. Christopher A. Williams, 1103 Holman St., loitering, first degree fleeing or evading police at W. 12th St., Sept. 6. Carrie Setser, 635 W. 11Th St., theft at 4303 Winston Ave., Sept. 6. Charles E. Keeton, 807 Madison Ave., Apt. 4, menacing, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphrenalia at 131 E. 5th St., Sept. 6. Tina M. Riley, 116 Promontory Dr., first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphrenalia at 116 Promontory Dr., Sept. 6. Kevin Wills, 1948 Kentucky Ave., second degree assault at 1224 Scott St., Apt. #1, Sept. 6. Vada C. Rucker, 4308 Decoursey Ave., Apt. 1, first degree possession of a controlled substance at Daniels St., Sept. 5. Robert Davis, 6308 Chandler St., theft at 1525 Madison Ave., Sept. 5. Randy L. Dauwe, 547 Linden St., operating motor vehicle under

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influence of alcohol or drugs, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 811 Madison Ave., Sept. 4. Branden T. Evans, 832 Madison Ave., receiving stolen property, first degree fleeing or evading police, leaving scene of accident, no operators license, recovery of stolen property at 1511 Scott St., Sept. 4. Thomas B. Hurst Jr., 2810 Aberdeen Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place at W. 36th St. and Southern Ave., Sept. 4. Ryan C. Dixon, 1842 Euclid Ave., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphrenalia, third degree possession of a controlled substance at W. 18th St. and Holman Ave., Sept. 3. Gary P. Shively, 210 Bluegrass Ave., #97, third degree assault-police or probation officer, resisting arrest, menacing, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphrenalia at 208 Byrd St., Sept. 1. David L. Norris, 2514 Woodhill Ct., Apt. 10, fourth degree assault, second degree disorderly conduct, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 525 W. 5th St., Sept. 6.

Incidents/investigations Arson

A man set fire to a porch at 404 W. 22nd St., Sept. 2. Someone attempted to set a deck on fire at 728 Highland Ave., Sept. 5.


A man assaulted a woman at E. 13th St., Aug. 31. A man assaulted a woman at Madison Ave., Sept. 6. A woman reported being assaulted at Alden Ct., Sept. 5.


10 cans of beer and half a wedding cake was stolen at 9109 Tamarack Dr., Aug. 31. A watch and $150 was stolen at 315 E. 40th St., Aug. 31. A sawz-all, circular saw, torch, and copper fittings were stolen at 1711 Greenup St., Aug. 31. Copper pipes were stolen at 1056 Hands Pike, Aug. 31. Someone entered a building and damaged walls at 3022 Madison Pike, Aug. 31. Two socket sets were stolen at 4219 Decoursey Ave., Sept. 2. Prescription medication was stolen at 411 Patton St., Apt. 1-B, Sept. 1. Copper piping and wiring was taken from a residence at 119 E. 12th St., Sept. 2. A laptop, cell phone, and safe were stolen at 3906 Locke St., Sept. 2. Copper pipe was stolen from a residence at 115 W. Robbins Ave., Sept. 1. About $290 was taken from a cash drawer at 641 Main St., Sept. 6. Several items were taken from a residence at 2815 Rogers St., Sept. 3.


An ignition system was stolen at 1 Riverside Dr., Sept. 2. Multiple cars were scratched with a key at 1023 Russell St., Sept. 1.

Criminal mischief, theft

Two packs of cigarettes were stolen from a vehicle at 725 Monte Ln., Sept. 3.


A man reported being harassed at 112 Promontory Dr., Sept. 1. A man reported being harassed at 4399 Boron Dr., Sept. 1. A man reported being harassed at 1026 Madison Ave., Sept. 3.


A woman reported being raped at Altamont Rd., Sept. 3.


A man was assaulted and had his wallet stolen from him at Phelps Lane, Sept. 1. $182 in cash was taken at gunpoint at 610 W.4th St., Sept. 1. $1500 was taken at gunpoint at W. 13th St. and Russell St., Sept. 6. A man was assaulted and was threatened with having his money taken at 1300 Greenup St., Sept. 5. Several items were taken at gunpoint at 2000 Greenup St., Sept. 3.

Terroristic threatening

A woman threatened to kill a man at 4500 block of Huntington Ave., Aug. 31. A man reported being harassed at 214 W. 6th St., Sept. 2. A man threatened to shoot another man at 2237 Janes Ln., Sept. 6. A woman received a threatening phone call at 50 E. 11th St., Sept. 5. A woman was threatened at 1420 Scott St., #1, Sept. 3. A was was threatened at 2237 Janes Ln., Sept. 2.

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A pack of crackers and a lighter was stolen at 4301 Winston Ave., Aug. 31. Several electronic items were stolen at 4309 Winston Ave., Aug. 31. A wallet was stolen at 630 Main St., Aug. 31. A birth certificate, social security card, and Puerto Rican identification was stolen at E. 11th St. and Scott St., Aug. 31. A bicycle was stolen at 122 W. 5th St., Aug. 31. An air compressor, tool set, and reciprocating saw was stolen at 2040 Madison Ave., Sept. 1. Food items were stolen at 613 W. 4th St., Sept. 1. A wallet was stolen at 438 Pike St., Aug. 31. Several pieces of jewelry was stolen at 438 Old Lexington Rd., Sept. 2. Air conditioning units were stolen at 122 Martin St., Sept. 2. Collectible dolls, a flat screen TV, stereo system, game system and 25 CDs were stolen at 919 Worth St., #2, Sept. 2. A handgun was stolen at 339 E. 40th St., Sept. 2. Money and bags were stolen at 1809 Madison Ave., Sept. 2. A bicycle was stolen at 117 Wallace Ave., Aug. 31. A moped was stolen at 401 Scott St., Sept. 6. A purse was stolen at 200 W. 19th St., Sept. 5. A diamond watch and earrings were stolen at 1525 Madison Ave., Sept. 5. A bag of clothes were stolen from a vehicle at 3614 Myrtle Ave., Sept. 5. A GPS unit and MP3 player were stolen from a vehicle at 3901 Locke St., Sept. 5. A stereo was taken from a vehicle at

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Theft of controlled substance

Prescription medication was stolen at 641 W. 12th St., Aug. 31. Prescription medication was stolen. at 3306 Emerson Ave., Sept. 4.


Theft, criminal mischief

A GPS unit was stolen from a vehicle at 2420 Herman St., Sept. 5. A GPS unit was stolen from a vehicle at 2401 Herman St., Sept. 5.

Theft, harassing communications

A car was stolen at Worth St., Sept. 3.

Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle

A vehicle was taken at 807 Scott Blvd., #3, Sept. 1.


Michael V Sullinger, 21, 10 East 25th Street, third degree burglary at 2517 Woodhill Court, Sept. 2.

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Criminal mischief

A vehicle was scratched at 4510 Decoursey Ave., Aug. 31. A vehicle was scratched at 1111 Russell St., Sept. 1. Paint was thrown onto a vehicle at 19 E. 41st St., Sept. 2. Brown paint was poured onto a vehicle. at 3521 Myrtle Ave., Sept. 1. A vehicle was scratched. at 517 Delmar Pl., Sept. 1. Two of a vehicle's tires were punctured. at 32 W. 8th St., Sept. 5. Two of a vehicle's tires were punctured at 649 W. 12th St., Sept. 5. Two vehicles were scratched at 4520 Virginia Ave., Sept. 4. The window of a vehicle was shattered at 2043 Franklin St., Sept. 4. Someone poured sugar into a vehicle's gas tank. at 649 W. 12th St., Sept. 3.





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Covington-Kenton Lions Club holds meeting Sept. 24 advance The scheduled Speaker for September 24 is Alan Vicory, Executive Director and Chief Engineer of ORSANCO (Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission). ORANSCO is a commission established in 1948 by State Compact and consists of the States of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the United States. His topic for discussion will be: “A river runs through you: The Ohio River and how it serves and sustains you, the Region and the Nation”. In his remarks Mr. Vicory will

The Covington-Kenton Lions Club sponsors a monthly Speakers Program in the Community Interest. The monthly meeting is open to any interested citizen, male or female, and is held regularly at the Madonna Manor Club House beginning at 6:30 p.m. with an evening meal at no cost to any guest of a member of the Lions Club. Any person interested in attending may contact any member of the Covington-Kenton Lions Club, Brian Kelly, Club President at 331-7891 or Speakers Program Chairman, William Schmaedecke at 341-0348 to make reservations to attend at least 48 hours in

address the scope of his office as Executive Director and Chief Engineer. He will also discuss how the chemical and pharmaceutical content of water of the Ohio River as the source of the potable water of us as residents affects each of us. He may also discuss some of the colorful and “knotty” issues of sovereignty that have arisen between the several states as members of the ORANSCO Compact as well as the Regional Impact of the “Mighty Ohio” to the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. Mr. Vicory is highly regarded statewide and nationally. He holds a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering

from Virginia Military Institute and is a registered Professional Engineer, and is certified in Environmental Engineering,( dealing with potable and waste waters) and holds many other Professional Certifications dealing with his chosen career in Water Treatment and Purification. He began his career as Chief Engineer with ORANSCO in 1987 and after having previously served as Commission Staff Engineer and Manager of Technical Services for ORANSCO following his professional degree from VMI. Mr. Vicory lives in Villa Hills and in addition to his degree from VMI is Past Chair and Vice Chair of

many other Regional and National water environmental control agencies. He has published many treatises and professional papers dealing with the critical topic of water purity and safety. His presentation will be an informal one not lasting longer than 30 minutes and will be open to questions from the attendees. For further information on the Activities and Programs of the Covington-Kenton Lions Club log into or Email


Second degree burglary, first degree criminal mischief

Incidents/investigations Falsely reporting an incident

$2,000 worth of damage to building reported at 208 Sunset Avenue, Sept. 4.

Reported at 505 Commonwealth Avenue, Sept. 4.

First degree disorderly conduct Reported at 3158 Dixie Highway, Sept. 7.

Fraudulent use of credit card

Third degree burglary $340 worth of computer hardware reported stolen at 2643 Crescent Springs Road, Sept. 8.

Second degree criminal mischief

$450 worth of damage to structure at 301 Kenton Lands Road, Sept. 1. Reported at 4101 Rankin Drive, Sept. 7.

Third degree criminal mischief

Reported at 2571 Ritchie Avenue, Sept. 4. $150 worth of vehicle damage reported at 63 Delphi Drive, Aug. 31.

Theft by deception

$166.54 reported stolen at 106 Country Road, Sept. 7.

Second degree burglary

Reported at 3232 Talbot Avenue, Sept. 5. $2,255.34 reported stolen at 3050 Dixie Highway, Sept. 9.

$5,877.24 reported stolen at 129 Barren River Drive, Sept. 8.

$200 reported stolen at 2521 Ravenwood Court, Sept. 6. $100 worth of drugs/narcotics reported stolen at 537 Greenfield Lane, Sept. 7.

Third degree possession of controlled substance, operating motor vehicle under the influence

Theft by unlawful taking

$7,000 vehicle reported stolen at 3180 Dixie Highway, Sept. 2. $1,200 worth of radios/TVs/VCRs reported stolen at 502 Greenfield Lane, Aug. 30. Reported at 3204 Dixie Highway, Sept. 5.





$10 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at 22 Commonwealth Avenue, Sept. 5.


Melissa I Johnson, 27, 2345 Reserve, careless driving, open container, Sept. 7. Michael F Chandler, 34, 312 Foote Avenue, operating on suspended license, disregarding stop sign, Sept. 8. Jason A Sorrell, 22, 5422 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road, operating on suspended license, disregarding stop sign, Sept. 8. Daniel A Tebeling, 49, criminal trespassing, Sept. 6. Miguel Posadas-Mura, 22, 2526 Elliott Court, no operator's license, Sept. 10. Cleveland G Parker, 29, 1138 Lois Avenue, operating on suspended license, no registration, Sept. 11. Michael J Thornton, 25, 6043 Montrose Avenue, second degree driving under the influence, reckless

driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, Sept. 11. Angela G Randolph, 33, 762 Western Reserve, theft by unlawful taking, Sept. 11.

Incidents/investigations Criminal mischief

$100 worht of damage to structure reported at Grace Court, Sept. 3.


$2,000 vehicle reported stolen at 3 Orchard Drive, Sept. 1. $100 worth of CDs, $5 worth of tools reported stolen at 2100 Dixie Highway, Sept. 1. $100 worht of damage to structure reported at Grace Court, Sept. 3.



Terran G. Brown, 20, 1913 Howell, execution of warrant for assault at Still Meadow Lane, Sept. 4. Miranda N. Straub, 23, 1913 Howell, execution of bench warrant for contempt of court libel at Still Meadow Lane, Sept. 4. Lolena F. Wehby, 37, 4645 Beechgrove Drive, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 4645 Beech Grove Drive, Sept. 4. Justin T. Phillips, 22, 4256 Aspen Drive Apt. 2, execution of bench warrant for contempt of court libel at 4256 Aspen Drive Apt 2, Sept. 6. Kristine M. Waller, 24, 1343 Theodore Place, execution of bench warrant for a kenton county warrant, failure to wear seat belts, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, driving on dui suspended license at Richardson Road, Sept. 3.

Travel & Resort Directory Jenny Eilermann


Bed & Breakfast Feature of the Week

RAVENWOOD CASTLE: A MOST UNUSUAL GETAWAY Visit a “medieval castle” on a high hilltop on 115 secluded and forested acres of the most beautiful area of Southeast Ohiothe Hocking Hills! Owners Sue & Jim Maxwell are creating the most unusual guest experience of stepping back 800 years in a reconstruction of a “12th century Norman castle.” The Maxwells have traveled throughout England & Scotland & have always loved castles & the medieval era. Although the building is new, the couple has been collecting architectural antiques for several years. Each guest room or suite has a stained glass window, usually in the bedroom, a Victorian fireplace mantel with a gas log unit, antique light fixtures and some have beautiful old doors. The wood mouldings around the door & windows & the 5 stairways are inspired by centuries old motifs from Great Britain’s stately homes & castles. Most rooms also have a French door with a balcony, private deck overlooking the forest. There are also “medieval” themed cottages with fireplaces and whirlpools. Ravenwood has


its own food service for guests, so they can spend their entire visit immersed in solitude if they wish, surrounded by tall trees, huge rocks, the castle‘s own hiking trails and plenty of peace and quiet. Or guests can drive the few miles to outside attractions & other dramatic scenery in the Hocking Hills. Ravenwood offers popular “murder mystery” weekends and also plans “medieval dinners”, getaway workshops, and other special events. Facilities are also perfect for small weddings and other festive occasions. The building has no steps into the 1st floor level - a “drawbridge” leads from the driveway to the massive front door and the first floor guest rms. Nearby are caves, waterfalls, lots of hiking trails, a scenic railway, arts & crafts studios & shop, antique malls and much more. There are often midweek discounts and a special “Royal Family” Adventure Package in the summer.

For info call 800-477-1541 or visit

BED AND BREAKFAST THE DOOLIN HOUSE INN. Premier Inn. Gourmet breakfast. Minutes from Lake Cumberland. Join us for a romantic weekend/women’s retreat. 606-678-9494


FLORIDA leads you to NW Florida’s Beach Vacation Rentals along the beaches of South Walton. Luxurious gulf-front homes, seaside condos and cottages. Dune Allen Realty, 50 yrs of excellent service and accommodations. 888-267-2121 or visit

Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent & Relax. Nr Destin, between famous Seaside & Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials. 1-800-537-5387

CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2br, 2ba Gulf Front condo. Heated pool, balcony. Many up grades. 513-771-1373, 260-3208

DAYTONA BEACH Feb 13 through Feb 20, 11 mi. to Daytona Speedway! Fantasy Island Resort, efficiency condo on beach, sleeps 2-4, pool. Near many attrac tions. $950 negotiable. 513-471-1208 DESTIN. Edgewater Beach Condos on the Gulf. 1-3 BR, beachfront, pvt balconies, FREE wi-fi, beach set-up & fitness center. New massage/facial salon, 2 pools (1 heated), area golf & deep sea fishing. $20 gift cert to poolside grill (weekly renters, in season). Pay for 3, 4 or 5 nights & receive one additional night free! 800-8224929,

FLORIDA LONGBOAT KEY . Amazing 2 br, 2 ba beach-to-bay condo, private beach, tennis, fishing, bikes, kayaks, deck. Local owner. Great fall rates, short-term notice! 513-662-6678 (Unit 829)


VENICE. Beautifully furnished 2BR, 2BA ranch with lake view, ga rage. 5 mi. to Venice Beach. Close to golf courses and Sarasota. $2500/mo. Discount for multiple months. Local owner, 859-746-9220, 653-9602

INDIANA Luxuriate on the amazing Gulf beaches of ANNA MARIA ISLAND Super fall rates, just $499/wk + tax. Book early for winter! 513-236-5091

MARCO ISLAND The Chalet, 3 Bdrm, 3 Ba, on the beach. Pool, tennis, beautiful sunsets. Three month rental minimum. Avail Nov. thru April for $7000/mo. Local owner. 513-315-1700

SANIBEL ISLAND Quality, beachfront condos. Excellent service! Great rates! 1-888-451-7277


LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit

NEW YORK MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 800-245-7746 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty


BUS TOURS BRANSON. Christmas Show Tour, Nov. 29-Dec. 5, $650 pp. Includes transportation, hotels & most meals. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Cherry Blossom Time, Mar 26-29. Only $425 pp. NIAGARA FALLS & TORONTO - June 21-25, $499 pp. CincyGroupTravel, 513-245-9992

DESTIN. New, furnished 2 br, 2 ba condo, golf, pools, dazzling Gulf view. Available weekly Sept/Oct.; monthly Nov/Dec. 30% off! 513-561-4683 Visit or EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Dinsey. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513

N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

TENNESSEE BROWN COUNTY Be renewed by fall’s magnificent colors! Delight your family with a visit to Indiana’s autumn haven and family playground! Comfort Inn, in the ! of all of Nashville’s attractions. 812-988-6118

NORTH CAROLINA SEBRING - Winner’s Nest In the ! of Florida, near 6 golf cours es! 3BR, 2BA, fully equip duplex incls washer/dryer, 2 car garage. Available daily, weekly or monthly. For rates & availability 863-557-4717


1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge.Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. A Beautiful Luxury Log Cabin Resort minutes from Dollywood & Pigeon Forge! Great amenities, pet friendly cabins. Excellent rates! Call now or visit us online 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366) CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661 Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

TIME SHARES SIESTA KEY Condos 2 & 3 bedrm, 2 bath, directly on world-famous Crescent Beach. Owner offers Great Fall Specials thru November! 847-931-9113

HILTON HEAD. Beautiful 1BR, 1BA condo on beach near Coligny. Sleeps six. Great Reduced Rates! Sept-Oct and March-May, $550/wk; Nov-Feb, $400/wk or $900/mo. Call local owner, 513-829-5099

DISCOUNT TIMESHARES Save 60-80% off Retail! Worldwide Locations! Call for Free InfoPack! 1-800-731-0307


The Community Family Church is lending a hand to those in need throughout Northern Kentucky. Recently the church expanded its food pantry sp...


The Community Family Church is lending a hand to those in need throughout Northern Kentucky. Recently the church expanded its food pantry sp...