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Lloyd football’s standout is not on field By Melissa Stewart

ERLANGER — Every high school football team has that one standout that everyone loves to rally around. At Lloyd Memorial High School that student isn’t a player. Sam Gausepohl, 18, of Erlanger, who serves as the equipment manager for the team, is that standout. Having Down syndrome, Gausepohl hasn’t had the opportunity to make a touchdown, but he’s certainly touched the hearts of those on and off the field. “He’s great to the team,” said junior player Zack Riddle, 16. “He’s here for us. He cheers us on at the games. He means a lot to every one of these kids on the team. He’s there when we need him. We need him and he needs us. He’s just like one of us, he’s no different. He likes being a part of this team and we like having him.” Riddle said he’s known Gausepohl for six years and considers him a good friend. He said he appreciates how Gausepohl can get the team “fired up.” Gausepohl is there for every practice and every game. He’s always on the sidelines cheering on his teammates with his familiar shout of “Yeah boy!” According to Gausepohl, he’s there for his team – win or lose – because they are his “friends.” “It keeps them strong and keeps them my friends,” he said.

Sam Gausepohl, 18, of Erlanger, equipment manager for the Lloyd High School football team, is an important team member. MELISSA STEWART/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Gausepohl has been the team’s equipment manager for three years and said he likes his job. His favorite things are, of course wins, and cheering on the team. Head football coach Eric Turner said Gausepohl is his “right-hand man.” “Sam is so loyal, that’s the most amazing thing about him,” he said. “He works hard. He’s out here with us every day for practice and no matter what we do – if we lose a game he can always bring us up with his loyalty and forever friendship.” When he’s not with the team, Gausepohl is fulfilling his duties as elected co-president of See STANDOUT, Page A2

New Erlanger fire chief says there’s room for improvement By Melilssa Stewart


William Todd Whitaker said he’ll undertake the same practice with the Erlanger Fire Department as Nick Saban Whitaker takes with the University of Alabama football team. “They’ll play a pretty near perfect game,” he said. “Then they’ll ask the coach for his thoughts and he’ll say, ‘We can be better here or there.’ He’s all about improving and doing bet-

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ter. That’s what I want to do – I want us to be even better at everything we do. There’s room for improvement” Whitaker was recently appointed as chief of the Erlanger Fire and EMS Department. The position became vacant when then chief Terry Allen left the department in March. A committee made up of staff and council reviewed applications, conducted interviews and made recommendations to Mayor Tom Rouse, who made the final decision. “He’s an engaging person,” Rouse said. “That makes it easy for people to work with See CHIEF, Page A2

Veteran Sam Deeds inspired his wife April to start an organization to help wounded veterans get their own therapy dogs. With the Deeds are Addy, his therapy dog in training in front of Sam, and another dog Hope,AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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INDEPENDENCE — April Deeds knows pets can help veterans recover from post-traumatic stress disorder, because she’s seen it work with her husband, Sam, a retired Marine who served in Afghanistan. She wants other veterans to have the same comfort, so she has started an organization to help them get pets of their own, and at the same time, they’ll be rescuing shelter animals from imminent death. Abandoned Pets For Wounded Vets, online at and on the

til now, but veterans all over the world could use this kind of help,” said Deeds. “You don’t see the wounds from post-traumatic stress disorder that veterans have, so they don’t think they need a therapy dog. But I see the way our dogs go around Sam, and they do help. They sense how he’s feeling and crowd around him. They do calm him.” According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, online at, “Owning a dog can lift your mood or help you feel less stressed. Some people with See PETS, Page A2

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group’s Facebook page, is the first step toward letting the veterans and the shelter animals help each other. The nonprofit is organized under Paws and Claws Animal Rescue in Hebron, run by animal trainer Angie More. Deeds said up to 4 million pets are euthanized each year, and more than 8,000 veterans a year commit suicide. “We hope to team the two up and reduce those statistics dramatically,” she said. Now she needs sponsors and donations so there is no cost to the veterans. “There’s nowhere nearby that does anything like this, un-

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partments will be working together and sharing equipment with each other. We want a leader who understands that and who is open to it. We want someone who wants to be flexible and do the best for the city even if it breaks old molds.” In addition to improving upon service and community outreach, Whit-

aker said he’d like to see the now part-time staffed department become fulltime. Whitaker began his career with Covington in 1987 as a firefighter, retiring as a paramedic and captain in 2011. During his tenure with Covington, he also worked as a part-time firefighter and paramedic with the Erlanger Fire

The only homeless shelter in Northern Kentucky needs to raise more than $1 million for a new home. The Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky, which housed 439 people last year, is losing its home after Kenton County sold its current building to Community and Technical College as part the college’s urban campus expansion in Covington. The shelter is launching a $1.5 million capital campaign to fund its relocation by July of next year, according Rachael Winters, shelter director. “The Shelter Board is diligently working with governmental leaders from Kenton County, the city of Covington and business leaders, including the 2013 Leadership Class of Northern Kentucky in search of a new location and facility,” John Carey, president of shelter’s board of directors said in a release. Of the $1.5 million, $1 million is to cover the

Kennel Club. More said the training costs from $400 to $800, which she said is out of reach for most veterans. “We work with the temperament and energy level of the dog,” said More. “It’s not that dogs can replace medicine and therapy,” said Deeds. “It’s a different kind of medicine. When a veteran feels like no one else cares, a dog always cares and a dog is always there no matter what. We can save the dogs from euthanization, and then they come and save the veteran.”

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cost of acquiring a facility, renovating it and securing a long-term lease. The $500,000 will include $200,000 for parttime shelter staff and $300,000 to seed an endowment, he said. The shelter has operated in a one-story 5,000 square foot building at 634 Scott Boulevard since 2008. The shelter leased the building from the county for $1at year.. The Enquirer reported in December, the shelter’s search for a new home is the result of Gateway’s $81.5 million expansion in Covington. The community and technical college is buying about nine properties in the heart of the city's business district. When the shelter moves, it will need at least 10,000 square feet, nearly double the current space, and it must be big enough to shelter 90 adults, Carey said in December. To get involved shelter as a donor or volunteer, call Rachael Winters at 859-291-4555.

post-traumatic stress disorder find that service dogs or emotional support dogs help them manage PTSD symptoms. Research to support these claims is still at an early stage.” Deeds has four dogs, one of which is in training as a therapy dog, as well as six cats and two children at home. Potential therapy dogs like Addy, a three-legged pit bull mix, start their training by becoming certified as a Canine Good Citizen by the American

Standout sepohl’s mother, Pam, and younger brother Max, are also very proud of him and happy he has so many friends. “He is a pure joy and brings a smile to everyone and a hug,” his grandmother Sugar said. “It’s very heartwarming to see how the kids are with him. They love him.”

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the junior class. He also participates in the Special Olympics. Gausepohl bowls skis, runs track and field, and plays basketball,and on weekends, he plays golf with his dad, Greg. Greg said he is proud of his son’s involvement in school and his acceptance among students is “indescribable.” He said Gau-

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Hatter announces mayoral bid By Amy Scalf

FORT WRIGHT — City Councilman Dave Hatter announced he intends to run for mayor in 2014. Hatter, who was first elected to council in 1998, said he decided to make his move because current Mayor Joe Nie-

naber is running for NienabKenton County Comer credits mission’s District 3 seat, Hatter and also in the Nov. 2014 Councilelection. man Joe Nienaber supports Averdick, Hatter’s candidacy. as leaders “I don’t think there’s of the city’s anyone I could support Hatter finance more for this job than committee, Dave Hatter, even if my for improving Fort dad put his hat in the Wright’s financial ring,” said Nienaber. standing.

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Fort Wright attorney to lead bar association By Amy Scalf

FORT WRIGHT — A former city council member and current city attorney, Todd McMurtry will soon get the title of president. McMurtry, 50, is a partner at Gerner and Kearns and was elected president of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association beginning in 2015; he’ll work in 2014 as the legal organization’s president-elect. “It’s basically a threeyear term,” said Julie Jones, the bar association’s executive director. McMurtry will serve as immediate past president in 2016. She said that in addi-

Fort Wright attorney Todd McMurtry heads into a new job in 2014, president-elect of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association, to be followed in 2015 by his presidency. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

tion to presiding over the organization in 2015, the first and third years of the role require McMurtry to support the president at the time. “Rob Ziegler of Ziegler

and Schneider is president next year,” she said. “Since I came in the Northern Kentucky Bar Association has been growing at a record pace, and I think those are two motivated strong presidents who will help us keep providing resources and benefits for our members. I’m very excited about these two gentlemen coming in.” McMurtry, who resides in Fort Wright, is a graduate of Covington Latin High School and Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law. “I think he’s the perfect choice,” said Fort Wright Mayor Joe Nienaber.

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and Technical College, through its Workforce Solutions and Innovation Division, has been admitted to the Kentucky Retail Federation. “This is part of our new initiative to keep in touch with and address the training needs of Northern Kentucky’s retail sector,” said Phil Accardi, director of Gateway’s Workforce Development Center. “We plan to offer training in customized customer service, management skills, and related topics to the retail industry, all relevant to the ‘store’ environment.” The Kentucky Retail

Federation is the “voice of retailing” throughout the Commonwealth, representing retailers of all types and sizes since 1939. As the state’s only association representing the retail industry, the Kentucky Retail Federation brings together the strength of more than 6,000 members. Retail employers interested in employee development training may contact Phil Accardi at 859-442-1110 or for more information.

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INDEPENDENCE — Do you remember to change your smoke detector batteries when you set your clocks back? The Independence Fire District has free AA and 9-volt batteries for residents, according to Firefighter John Seitz. He said they also have free smoke detectors for those in need. “A lot of local fire departments have batteries and smoke detectors available, so residents of other cities should contact their fire departments if they need one,” said Seitz. For more information, call Station One at 859-356-2011

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Beechwood marching band wins state championship By Stephanie Salmons

FORT MITCHELL — The Beechwood Marching Tigers took home a fourth consecutive Kentucky Music Educators Association Class A state championship Oct. 26. “I’m just really proud of the kids for their work this season,” band director Joe Craig said. The 96-member band is comprised of students between grades seven and 12. According to Craig, the performance was titled “Dangerous Beauty,” and was one they’ve been performing throughout

the competitive season. The group began working on the routine during band camp this summer. It’s a very demanding show to perform and is probably one of the band’s most difficult, he said. After finishing first out of 16 semi-finalist bands earlier that day, the Marching Tigers finished first in the finals among the four Class A state finalists. Drum major and senior Ben Schneider said the band’s expectations were “super high” and the win was “extremely exciting.” While the band works hard and expects to do

trophy.” School district Superintendent Steve Hutton said he was proud of the win and said the entire school and the community are proud of the band, too. Held this year at the University of Louisville, this is Beechwood’s 16th appearance in the KMEA state finals and the sixth overall championship. Five of those six wins were within the last eight years, according to Craig. The band’s final competition is Nov. 15-16 at the Bands of America Grand National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.

The Beechwood Marching Tigers won its fourth consecutive Kentucky Music Educators Association Class A state championship Oct. 26. THANKS TO JOE CRAIG

was very nice. It was a very exciting time.” Schneider said winning meant a lot to him and his fellow seniors, having won the past three

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Floor raising for women in manufacturing The Workforce Solutions and Innovation Division of Gateway Community and Technical College has launched Raise the Floor, an initiative designed to promote manufacturing careers to women and to prepare them for stable, highly paid, high performance production jobs. Raise the Floor has two primary goals: to help women improve their economic well-being and increase the pipeline of skilled workers, in this case women, to ease the current and projected manufacturing labor shortage. “We are delighted to announce this new initiative that joins our existing efforts to promote manufacturing careers to high school students, displaced workers, and veterans,” said Ed Hughes, Gateway president/CEO. “We now have recruitment efforts aimed at four of the five worker populations identified by the Northern Kentucky Industrial Partnership, and we are working to develop outreach



to the fifth, which is senior citizens.” “This new program was developed by women for women,” said Angie Taylor, vice president of Workforce Solutions and Innovation. “A consortium of 26 female manufacturing executives and community leaders met throughout the summer and fall to pull the program together, with the assistance of our Dean of Workforce Solutions, Carissa Schutzman.” Hughes said resources from the $2.74 million Project IMPACT grant that Gateway recently received from the Department of Labor would be available to help fund the initiative. Raise the Floor is designed

to help women complete manufacturing training, find manufacturing jobs, and maintain employment to increase their economic self-sufficiency. Currently, women hold 10 percent of manufacturing jobs in the region, and the initiative also aims to increase the number of women in the manufacturing labor pool. “Raise The Floor is an initiative that provides the opportunity for women to enter the manufacturing sector. This is a pathway to obtain skills that enable a sustainable living. Manufacturing is good business for Greater Cincinnati, Kentucky, and residents,” said Laura Lyons, president of ATech Training Inc., and chairwoman of the Raise the Floor development consortium. Raise the Floor will be implemented through four components, including awareness, training, support and process: » The awareness component focuses on promoting the initiative to the public and po-

tential students to increase awareness of the benefits of manufacturing careers. » The training component will oversee the design and delivery of education and training to enable participants to be work-ready for manufacturing employers. » The support component involves overseeing the support system women need to be hired and effective in manufacturing positions. » The process component will focus on maintaining the initiative through innovative approaches to funding, programming and sustainability. A Raise the Floor pilot program is currently under way with a small group of women from other Gateway programs who are involved in an introductory class, which will conclude Nov. 8. The training portion formally kick s off in January when a group of 10 to 15 women are expected to take the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council’s Certified Production

Technician class. This fourcredit-hour Gateway course ends in May and includes four assessments. When students pass all four assessments, they receive the nationally recognized Certified Production Technician certification. Beginning in March, women may enroll in the Mechatronics and Machining Career Pathways to be employment ready by May 15. One company has already asked to interview all of the candidates for its apprenticeship program, which provides full-time employment and full tuition benefit for those wanting to pursue an associate degree. “The Raise the Floor initiative is a shot in the arm for our extensive manufacturing pipeline efforts,” Hughes said. “We are very grateful to the United Way, which has cosponsored this effort, Partners for a Competitive Workforce, and all of the 26 women who so generously volunteered their time to develop this dynamic new initiative.”

Kindergarten students at St. Henry School, Mikki Reckers, Leah Shields and Jack Lewis, wear the fire hats given to them by the Elsmere Fire Department following a talk about fire safety. THANKS TO LAURIE BAUER

Important lessons

Kindergarten students at St. Henry School enjoy a special lesson about fire safety. THANKS TO LAURIE BAUER

COLLEGE CORNER Powell completes law degree at DePaul

Elizabeth Powell recently graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor degree from the DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. She attended law school part-time while working full-time as a special education teacher for Chicago Public Schools. During her time at DePaul, Powell was a published member of the DePaul Law Review, a research assistant for Professor Mark Weber, and a judicial intern in the Circuit Court of Cook County. She will sit for the Illinois Bar exam this July. She graduated from Beechwood High School in 1997, from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2001, from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in 2002, and from Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus with a Master of Science in Education in 2008. Prior to law school,

she served with AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer for Service to America) and as a New York City TeachingFellow. Powell is the daughter of Ron and Kathy Powell of Fort Mitchell.

Centre honors local students

The following local students were named to the dean’s list (minimum 3.6 grade-point average) at Centre College for the spring semester: Rachel Brannen is the daughter of James and Dianne Brannen of Fort Mitchell, and is a graduate of Villa Madonna Academy. Torie Dimartile is the daughter of Arthur and Patricia Dimartile of Fort Mitchell, and is a graduate of Beechwood High School. Julia Fleming is the daughter of Don and Mary Kay Fleming of Crescent Springs, and is a graduate of Notre Dame Academy. Amy Hebbeler is the daughter of Gary and Taffy Hebbeler of Fort Wright, and is a graduate

of Notre Dame Academy. Olivia Keller is the daughter of Jim and Michelle Keller of Fort Mitchell, and is a graduate of Villa Madonna Academy. Greg Nicaise is the son of Kurt Nicaise and Susan Mospens of Covington, and is a graduate of Scott High School. Annie Wolff is the daughter of Mark and Patricia Wolff of Edgewood, and is a graduate of Holy Cross District High School.

Kenton students honored

The following local students achieved dean’s list honors a Bluegrass Community and Technical College for the spring semester: Ryan Cornett, Luke Finke and Charlie Wilson. The dean’s list honors full-time students who earn a semester gradepoint average of 3.5 or better.

Hamilton graduates

Kelia Hamilton, of Erlanger, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree

from Fontbonne University during the school’s commencement ceremony.

Locals honored at Morehead

The following local students made the dean’s list at Morehead State University for the spring semester: Covington: Rachael E. Moser Crestview Hills: Emma Pauline Muntis Edgewood: Caitlin Alysse Clark, Evan Patrick Hatter, Evan Ross Middendorf, Leslie Marie Schellhaas, Taylor Madison Zurborg Elsmere: Stephanie Nicole Abney, Julie M. Morris Erlanger: Eric Chandler Hicks, Kelli Marie Hollenkamp Independence: Laurel D. Baker, Megan Dorothy Threlkeld, Danielle Emily Weik Lakeside Park: Emily Christine Bishop, Brice Colby Smallwood Taylor Mill: McKenzie L. Baker, Adam Gregory Lyon, Logan T. Williams Villa Hills: Ashton P.

Bingman, Emily Nicole Hayden, Sara Marie Mize, Kelsey Elizabeth St. John To be named to the dean’s list a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and achieve at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale for the semester.

Locals graduate from EKU

The following local students graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in the spring: Taylor Mill: Jordan Raquel Franxman, magna cum laude with a B.S. in psychology; and Alexandra Rae Krallman, M.B.A. in business administration.

Locals make Wake dean’s list

Alec Birmingham, of Edgewood, Taylor Prewitt, of Fort Mitchell, and Tess Stowers, of Edgewood, each were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Wake Forest University. Students who achieve a 3.4 grade-point average

and have no grade below a C were named to the list.

Parker off to Clarkson Univ.

Justin Michael Parker of Fort Mitchell, will attend Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., as a member of the Class of 2017. Parker, a graduate of Beechwood High School, will be majoring in chemical engineering, will begin studying at Clarkson in the fall.

Prewitt graduates

Taylor Prewitt, of Fort Mitchell, recently graduated from Wake Forest University in WinstonSalem, N.C.

Edgewood student earns 4.0

Connor Romito, a sophomore marine-science major from Edgewood, made the president’s list at Coastal Carolina University for the spring semester. To qualify for the president’s List, students must earn a 4.0 gradepoint average and be enrolled full-time.





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NDA volleyball focuses on state run By James Weber

PARK HILLS — Playing a new opponent in a regional final, but on that rival’s home court, the Notre Dame Academy volleyball team used its experience in championship matches to full effect Nov. 2. The Pandas beat Ryle in the Ninth Region final 3-0 (25-14, 2523, 25-20). The tourney was played at Ryle’s gymnasium in Union. Ryle was in a regional final for the first time in team history. “There’s a lot of pressure coming in and feeling like you’re expected to win when you have other talented teams out there,” said NDA head coach Andrea Lanham. “I’m happy that it worked out.” The Pandas take a 27-7 record into the state tournament beginning Friday night, Nov. 8,H against conference rival Campbell County, the 10th Region champion. Notre Dame beat Campbell 25-9, 25-12 this season.

Notre Dame players celebrate their regional title after Notre Dame beat Ryle 3-0 in the Ninth Region volleyball final Nov. 2. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

If successful. the Pandas would play two matches on Saturday and the championship match 2 p.m. Sunday. The tourney is at Valley High School in southwestern Louisville. State powers Mercy and Assumption are on the other side of the bracket from the Pandas. “We’ve had a lot of success

this year,” Lanham said. “We’re going in the right direction. We just have to play a full game.” The Pandas earned that chance by winning their thirdstraight regional championship and sixth in the past seven years. NDA rolled to a 25-14 win in the first set but had to rally

from late deficits in the final two sets. In the second set, the teams were tied at 17 before Ryle went for a 6-1 run to lead 23-18. 21 Notre Dame scored the final seven points in quick order. NDA senior Lauren Hollman started the rally with a kill. Heidi Thelen had two straight kills and a combined block with Abby Thelen to tie the match at 23. The Pandas scored the final two points on Ryle errors. Sophomore Morgan Hentz had six kills in the set. Libero Micaela Stephenson was the Notre Dame server for the run. “Micaela stays focused and hits her zone,” Lanham said. “She’s focused and it was great that she was back there at that time. One of our things we’ve been working on has been serving aggressive.” In the third set, NDA trailed 3-0 and kept behind until 16-12. Both Thelens had one kill and combined on a block to tie the set at 16. After Ryle scored the next point, Notre Dame scored four in a row. Heidi Thelen had a

Simon Kenton ready for 11th win By James Weber

KENTON COUNTY — A bye week can be a blessing or a curse this late in the season. The Simon Kenton High School football team planned to take advantage of a week off as the Pioneers try to be at their postseason peak following a perfect 10-0 campaign. “It doesn’t change how we prepare,” said SK Head coach Jeff Marksberry. “Every week we prepare, we want to work on us and make what we do the best it can be. The bye week gives us a chance to go back and look at the things we’ve done over the course of the year and make that stuff better.” Simon averaged 40 points per game on offense and14 on defense, with three of the wins coming by seven points or less. The bye week gave Dillon Powell a chance to get back to full health. The senior running back was cleared to dress and warm up with the team Oct. 25 during the regular-season finale, and was expected to have a full week of practice during the bye. Powell had a strong first half of

Dixie Heights QB Drew Moore, 7, congratulates RB Darion Washington, 34, after Washington’s TD run made it 27-0 in the second quarter Nov. 1 JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Dixie RB Shawn Brown, 15, escapes a tackle. Dixie Heights beat Cooper 27-7 Nov. 1 at Cooper. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

the season, rushing for 477 yards and seven scores in five games. “It’s obvious the first five games of the year, he’s a playmaker for us,” Marksberry said. “He can take a handoff and go 85 yards, catch passes out of the backfield, He’s a special teams threat. He gives us another person that people have to defend. Now they’ll have to defend the run game again.” The passing game, led by threeyear starting quarterback Brenan Kuntz, will face a Southern team that is 4-6, having lost five games in a row. With a win, SK will host Seneca or Dixie Heights in round two. Also in 6A, Dixie Heights takes a 7-3 record into Louisville to play Seneca. Dixie grabbed the three seed and travels to the Redhawks, who are 2-8 but both wins came in district play. Seneca averages 14 points and allows 28. With a win, Dixie would host Louisville Southern or travel to Simon Kenton. In 4A, Covington Catholic goes in on a roll after a resounding 40-6 win over Conner. The Colonels limited University of Kentuckybound Conner quarterback Drew Barker to 55 yards passing and 40 rushing. CCH is 8-2, entering the

postseason on a five-game winning streak. Cov Cath hosts Rowan County 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. With a win, the Colonels would either host Harrison County or travel to Johnson Central in round two. Lloyd Memorial High School will take on a familiar opponent when it travels to Walton-Verona in the Class 2A playoff opener 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. Walton finished second in District 5 and will host the three seed Juggernauts. The Bearcats were 8-2 in the regular season, finishing it with a 23-7 win over Lexington Christian. Mason Compton enters the playoffs with 895 yards and 12 scores. The Northern Kentucky battle is a rematch of two memorable 2012 shootouts, a 33-26 W-V win in the playoffs and a 38-33 Lloyd win in the regular season. The teams also split two meetings in 2011, with Lloyd winning 13-0 in the playoffs. Lloyd is 6-4 and has averaged 29 points a game on offense while allowing 17 on defense. Lloyd was off last week. The winner will travel to Newport Central Catholic or host Owen See FOOTBALL, Page A9

kill and a combined block, then senior Kylie Colvin recorded an ace. After Notre Dame took a 2318 lead, Hentz scored the Pandas’ final two points on kills. The coach appreciated her team’s resilience. “We just let the game get away for a few points,” she said. “You can go back and forth, but if you give them thre points in a row, you feel like you’re trailing the whole game. It was a matter of stopping that.” Senior setter Elly Ogle had 30 assists in the final and was the tourney most valuable player. Hentz had 15 kills and was on the all-tourney team with Heidi Thelen and Stephenson. “We played well and got the job done,” Ogle said. “Our intensity was up. We had to pull together and play as a team. We had to focus on us and focus on our errors to make ourselves better.” Follow James on Twitter @RecorderWeber



» On Saturday, Nov. 23, Simon Kenton High School will host the sixth annual Kelsey Sorrell Memorial preseason basketball scrimmages. This year’s scrimmages will feature 16 southern Ohio/ northern Kentucky boys high school basketball teams. Kelsey Sorrell was killed in an automobile accident in Northern Kentucky in 2008. Kelsey was an 18-year-old Notre Dame Academy graduate and was a freshmen at UK. Her father Steve is longtime Covington Catholic freshmen coach. A memorial fund was set up in her honor. All proceeds from this event will go to the Kelsey Sorrell Memorial Scholarship Fund, which helps needy high school students further their education. To date this fund has awarded more than $50,000. The schedule is as follows: Varsity team plays in main gym while JV team plays in auxiliary gym. 9 a.m., St. Henry vs. Owen County; 10:30 a.m., Conner vs. Western Hills; 12 p.m., Cooper vs. Augusta; 1:30 p.m., Dixie Heights vs. Wilmington; 3 p.m., Scott vs. Oak Hills; 4:30 p.m., Ryle vs Springfield; 6 p.m., Cov Cath vs. Mason County; 7:30 p.m., Simon Kenton vs. Newport.

Girls soccer

» Notre Dame beat West Jessamine 4-0 in the state round-of-16. Taylor Watts had two goals, Mandy Arnzen and Christin Sherrard one. NDA beat Russell in the quarterfinals, 4-0, with goals from Arnzen, Sherrard, Zoe Stovik and Anna Eckerle. NDA enters the state semifinals with a 22-2-3 record and nine consecutive shutouts. NDA will play defending state champion Tates Creek (21-4-3) in the semis 8 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 7. The winner will face Oldham County (23-0-1) or Sacred Heart (22-0-3) in the championship game 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Those games will be at Dunbar High School in Lexington.


» St. Henry lost to Notre Dame in the Ninth Region semifinals, 26-24, 2515, 25-13. Leaders for St. Henry were freshman outside hitter Paige Noble with nine kills and sophomore middle hitter Janelle Tobler with seven. Tobler and Karlee Schreiber were the team’s all-tourney picks. » Beechwood lost to Newport Central Catholic in the Ninth Region quarterfinals, 22-25, 25-12, 2518, 25-16. Jenna Fessler was the all-tourney pick. » Dixie Heights lost to Ryle in the Ninth Region quarterfinals, 25-3, 25-6, 25-21. Bailie Parker was the all-tourney pick. » In the 10th Region volleyball quarterfinals at Montgomery County, Scott defeated Augusta in three games, 25-10, 25-11, 25-7. The Eagles were led by sophomore outside hitter Jessica Tapp with nine kills. Eighth-grade outside hitter Kelly Franxman totaled eight aces and junior setter Jenna Trimpe recorded 23 assists. Scott fell to Campbell County in the 10th Region final in five sets. Scott had four players record at least eight kills: sophomore Jessica Tapp had 13, seniors Faith Gerhardstein and Claire Gerhardstein had nine each and eighth-grader Kelly Franxman tallied eight. Junior Jenna Trimpe set the table with 37 assists and added four aces. Senior Ashleigh Fields also had four aces, three of which came in a row late in the first set, and sophomore Allie Bishop recorded 17 digs. » Simon Kenton beat Carroll County in the Eighth Region quarterfiSee PREPS, Page A9



Colonels edge XC rival By James Weber

The Covington Catholic runners all put their hands on the back of one teammate and cheer before the start of their race Nov. 2.TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

KENTON COUNTY — The Covington Catholic High School cross country team had math teachers on standby after its runners finished their regional championship race Nov. 2. Advanced calculus wasn’t needed when the Colonels and rival Highlands evenly split the top 10 finishers in the Class 2A, Region 4 meet at Sherman Elementary in Dry Ridge. With both teams placing its five scoring runners in the top 10, the fact that Cov Cath had five of the top eight lifted the Colonels to a one-point win over Highlands, 27-28. “It was a total team effort,” said head coach Tom Arnold. “Our one-to-five split was about 30 seconds, which is much closer than it has been all year. The senior leadership showing up at the top and that experience was great.”


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County in round two. Seeds determine the site for round three, Lloyd traveling if the seed is the same. The Juggernauts would travel for the state semifinals as well. Scott will travel to high-powered Franklin County (9-1) for a firstround game in 5A. Scott won the three seed and travels to the two seed Flyers. The Eagles have lost three in a row after an alltime best 7-0 start. Scott lost 34-21 to 10-0 Mason County to end the regular season. Scott rushed for 276 yards in the game led by senior tailback Josh Castleman’s 145 yards on 27 carries. That gives him 1,201 yards rushing on the season with 19 touchdowns. Senior quarterback Ben Osborne ran for 50 yards on nine carries and sophomore Roberto London had 62 yards rushing on five carries, pushing each over 500 yards rushing on the season. The Flyers average 45

Dixie TE Andrew Hedger, 82, tries to get to the goal line as Dixie Heights beat Cooper 27-7 Nov. 1. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

points a game on offense and 19 on defense. Franklin averages 260 yards per game on the ground and 163 in the air. With a win, Scott would travel to South Oldham or host West Jessamine. In 1A, Beechwood will host Bracken County 7:30 p.m. Friday. Beechwood lost 34-31 to Newport Central Catholic to end the regular season. Kyle Fieger completed 18 of 30 passes for 217 yards. Bracken County is 2-8. Ludlow (4-6) will play at Paris (8-2). The winners of the two games play each other, with Beechwood hosting with a win. The Tigers would have

home-field advantage through the first three rounds of the playoffs but would travel for the semifinals. Holmes starts the 4A playoffs at Ashland Blazer 7:30 p.m. Friday. Holmes is 5-5 but has lost its last three games. With a win, Holmes, the three seed, will likely play at Highlands in round two. Holy Cross, 1-9, starts the 2A playoffs at district champion Gallatin County Friday. With a win, the Indians will play at Newport or Carroll County.

nals 25-7, 25-10, 25-5. Senior Kaitlin Murray had seven kills, senior setter Sophie Dunn had 30 assists and junior Ellie Smith recorded seven aces.

NKU Notes

» Jayden Julian had a career-high 22 kills to lead the Northern Kentucky University volleyball team from a two-set deficit to post a 19-25,24-26,2519,25-22,15-11 win over Mercer in Atlantic Sun Conference action on Nov. 1. Julian (Holy Cross) added 13 digs to post her sixth double-double of the season, while Taylor Snyder (Newport Central Catholic) had 55 assists and 15 digs for her 16th doubledouble as well. Jenna Ruble added 18 kills for the Norse (10-16, 5-8 A-Sun), including four in the deciding fifth set.

NKY hall inductees

» The next Northern Kentucky Hall of Fame Meeting and Induction

will be at 1 p.m., Nov. 20, at Villa Hills Civic Club. The Hall of Fame is celebrating a 40-year anniversary. The inductees are: Van Durstock of Holy Cross; Al Trame of Covington Turners; William Dennis of Simon Kenton; Kerri (Shields) Kuebler of Notre Dame; Michele (Bishop) Shields of Boone County and David Meier of Scott.

Catching up with college athletes

» Indiana University East junior guard Tyler Fangman (Cold Spring, Ky./Beechwood High School) was named the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball player of the week by KIAC officials Nov. 4. Fangman averaged 31 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 3.0 steals as IU East split two games at the Indiana Wesleyan University Caleb Dimmich Memorial Tournament on Nov. 1 and 2. Fangman recorded 27

World of Golf, 7400 Woodspoint Drive in Florence, is offering four Golf Boot Camps 5-7 p.m., Nov. 12, Nov. 14, Dec. 5, Dec. 12. Each class is taught by PGA Master Professional Ralph Landrum. Limited to first five paid students. Cost is $35 per camp or $120 for all four. Call 859-371-8255 to register. World of Golf also offers a After School Junior League for golfers ages 8-15. Cost is $60 per child, with classes running 4:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays, Nov. 8 through Dec. 6 (no class on Nov. 29). Registration:

Menke said. “We don’t exactly have the outstanding individuals but we knew as a pack we could win this thing. We knew what we were capable of. We just went out there and gave it everything we got.” Dixie Heights runner Jessica Riddle finished eighth in 3A to qualify for state. A.J. Plitzuweit finished 16th in boys to earn a state berth. Notre Dame finished third in 3A. Sara Borchers was ninth, Natalie Kleier 11th, Olivia Kuykendall 14th, Eliza Lenihan 15th and Alexa Colvin 23rd. In 1A, Beechwood finished fourth in girls to earn a team berth. Ally Johnson led the way in third place individually. Gillian Bradley was 22nd, Mackenzie Rylee 24th, Maddie Heist 29th and Samantha Ruedebusch 32nd. In boys, sophomore Grant Birindelli finished 11th to earn an individual berth to the state meet.

Lloyd was fifth as a team to earn a state berth. Senior Sarah Duncan was second overall, followed by Candice Meredith in 16th, Micaela Marshall in 23rd, Shelby Green 34th and Emily Burgheim 38th. Lloyd also was fifth in boys to qualify for state. Tyler Breeden was 12th, Addison Bosley 24th, Austin Robbins, Brody Harmon 34th and Kyle Davis 47th. Villa Madonna senior Allison Laber placed 15th and junior Amanda Werner 21st. Both runners earned individual berths at state. The boys team finished third as a team to gain a team berth at state. Eric Baugh was second, Marcus Schwarting sixth, Grant Giesbrecht 31st, Nick Boucher 36th and Zach Werner 43rd. Follow James on Twitter @RecorderWeber


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Cov Cath qualified for the state meet this Saturday, Nov. 9, in Lexington at the Kentucky Horse Park. Head coach Tom Arnold expects the local rivals to be in the state title hunt with 2012 champion North Oldham. “We knew it would be very close with Highlands and it would probably come down to a point or two,” Arnold said. “It’s been close every time. All of us match up pretty evenly, so it will be interesting to see it play out.” While Highlands posted the top two runners, Cov Cath took the next three spots with seniors Brian Menke, Sean Panoushek and Bradley Couch. Junior Grant Guenther finished seventh and sophomore Matt Rose eighth. Rose beat the ninth-place Highlands runner by three seconds. “We knew it was going to be close and it would take a team effort to win,”

points, nine rebounds and five assists in a 94-86 win against Missouri Baptist on Nov. 1. He had a careerhigh 35 points along with nine rebounds and three steals against Southern Wesleyan on Nov. 2.

Fall senior moments

» Senior Night is an important time in an athlete’s high school career and the Community Press & Recorder, along with, would like to highlight those moments. Please send a photo from your Senior Night to Include the names of the people in the photo as they are shown, the school and the sport by Friday, Nov. 22. The photo can be of all the team’s seniors or a photo of athletes with their parents. Photos relevant to the Community Press weeklies will run in print sometime in December and all will be used in a photo gallery. Questions can be directed to

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Tips on keeping the holiday cheer

Your to-do list for the holiday season is a mile long. There are presents to buy and wrap, cards to sign and mail, parties to plan and attend, food to prepare and serve. But your ability to accomplish the items on your list grinds to a halt if you or a family member gets sick. It doesn’t help matters that the holidays are a prime time for germ transmission. You’ve got the weather helping, as it gets colder and we tend to spend more time inside. Groups of people are congregating at parties and events. Plus, we’re worn down from all the extra holiday activity, which can weaken our immune system. So, I’d like to share some tips for spreading holiday cheer and not illness this

year: Get vaccinated. If you haven’t done so already this fall, get an annual flu vaccine. Lynne Saddler There are more options COMMUNITY for vaccinaRECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST tion than ever, including a vaccine that protects against four strains of flu, rather than three; a vaccine for people allergic to eggs; a nasal spray and a vaccine with a smaller needle. Your options for where to get the vaccine are plentiful, too: pharmacies, doctors’ offices, employers and the health department as well. While you’re getting the flu vac-

cine, ask about the Tdap vaccine. It protects against whooping cough, which makes this vaccine especially important to get if your holiday plans involve infants – who are most at risk for complications if they catch whooping cough. Wash your hands often. If available, use soap and water; if not, hand sanitizer works as a second choice. Wash after using the bathroom, before you eat, before you prepare food, and before/after caring for someone who is sick. Stay home when you’re sick. No one likes to miss holiday festivities, but if you are genuinely sick, it’s best to keep the germs to yourself. If you are running a fever, vomiting or have diarrhea, skip events until you feel better. If

you have a minor illness, like a cold, you’re usually okay – but do consider whom you’ll be coming in contact with. It’s best to avoid small babies and people with weak immune systems if you have even a minor illness. You should avoid shaking hands, kissing elderly Aunt Mildred, and for goodness sake, cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue. Make food that’s delicious, not suspicious. Part of being a great host or hostess is serving guests food that’s safe. If you’ve been ill – especially with a stomach bug – don’t prepare food. Keep food safe by washing hands before you prepare and after you handle raw meats. Watch food temperatures closely – you want to keep hot foods hot

and cold foods cold. Don’t let foods sit at room temperature for more than two hours. Be kind to yourself. Stress can wear down our immune systems and make us more likely to get sick. Don’t let the holiday rush keep you from getting enough sleep, eating regular and healthy meals, and getting exercise. A bonus of this: When it’s time to make your New Year’s resolution come January, you’ll be in better shape. Here’s to a happy – and healthy – 2013 holiday season! Dr. Lynne Saddler is the district director of health for the Northern Kentucky Health Department. For more information go to

Armor is needed to win in your everyday life


Casey Bennett of Independence attends a Halloween event at the Kenton County Public Library’s Erlanger branch Oct. 29 with Blakely, 6 months, and Ryan Bennett, 2. STEPHANIE SALMONS/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

My husband can attest to the fact that I have a hard time dressing appropriately for cold weather. I will put off pulling out my winter coat until the bitter end. As for a hat, forget it. Therefore, when the temperature begins to fall, I walk around and suffer the fate of being uncomfortable and cold when simply putting on the right clothes for protection and comfort could save me. The same is true for dressing appropriately for the battles in life. Referred to as “The Whole Armor of God,” in the Bible, Ephesians 6:13-18, defines what person must wear to “withstand in the evil day” Ephesians 6:13. In other words, what we need to survive in the day to day. Most of us think we know what we need; a little prayer in the morning and at bedtime, and church once a week. That should be more than sufficient for success. Although correct, we are leaving ourselves wide open for the “fiery darts of the wicked one,” (pain, suffering, mental anguish) when we aren’t fully protected with the “whole armor.” The Bible lists six very impor-

tant pieces of armor we need to “take up” in order to stand and win in everyday life. How protected are you? Before you left the house this Julie House morning, did you COMMUNITY strap on your RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST “belt of truth?’ (vs. 13) Did you take time to read God’s word to remind yourself of His truths and plans for your life? Did you put on your “breastplate of righteousness?” (vs.14) As a child of God, you are righteous in His eyes, did you look yourself in the mirror this morning and allow Him to remind you of that before walking out the door? How about your “boots of peace,” (vs. 15) are you wearing them? Before, frustration and bitterness strike, did you allow the peace of God to plant your firm on the ground today? Did you remember your “shield of faith?” (vs. 16) It’s the protection of your faith in Christ that will allow you to “quench all the fiery darts of the wicked

one.” Do you need to quench the negativity around you? And how about protection for you head; did you put on your “helmet of salvation?” (vs. 17) Did you leave the house without reminding yourself of who you are in Christ Jesus? Did you remember that it is He who fights for you? And finally, did you pack the “sword of the Spirit?” (vs. 17) Do you have a word from God planted in your heart and on your mind that you can pull from at any given moment for nourishment and support? Just as we can open the closet and pull out the fall/winter jackets for protection and comfort, we can open the Bible and pull out the precious promises of Christ. Promises that will protect, offer comfort and provide lasting peace. Open your Bible and pull yours out today! Julie House is a resident of Independence, and founder of Equipped Ministries, a Christian-based health and wellness program. She can be reached at 802-8965 or on

Let’s pick our low hanging job fruit

Kentucky and Ohio have many things in common, good and bad. Unfortunately, we share two drags on prosperity – prevailing wages and the absence of right to work laws. When we begin talking about various laws, even as an attorney, my eyes can glaze over. However, I perk up when we talk about honorable common ground, such as jobs for working families. Prevailing wage reform and right to work occupy this ground. Right to work simply means an employee may decide whether or not to pay money to a union. Michigan economist Mark Perry crunched the numbers and found that right to work states recently created four times as many new jobs as non right to work states. Eco-

nomic development experts at Tri-Ed, working in the trenches, know we’ve lost out on opportunities. Unless Rob Hudson and until states stop competing COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST with one anothCOLUMNIST er, we must accept this economic reality. Advanced manufacturers with better paying jobs, who tend to like right to work, decide where they will do business, not us. I represent a client which will expand into Tennessee or Indiana because these neighboring states have right to work laws. We chose not to change; now they’re



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choosing to do business with the people who did. When this happens (and when it does, not many people know about it), workers here lose. With prevailing wages, our federal and state governments mandate high wages on most government-funded infrastructure projects. Projects cost more (estimates range from 10 percent to 30 percent) and fewer can be funded, which of course means we have fewer people working on construction projects. Our desire to provide an opportunity for a new construction worker should be as strong as the desire to pay some people more, but that’s not how it went “back in the day.” Prevailing wages started in 1931 under Herbert Hoover, a president not exactly known

for visionary leadership. It’s not like we haven’t thought before about making it right. In the 1970s, the U.S. Government Accountability Office published a prevailing wage report suggesting that prevailing wages should be repealed because they slow us down. On right to work, the issue would be hard to miss. If you look at a map of the many states which have already made the change, we’re beginning to look like an island unto ourselves. Advanced manufacturing companies have seen this map. Other states revel in using it against us. Only one thing prevents us from making these changes. Unions don’t agree with them. I respect their opinions, but they

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represent fewer than 7 percent of company workers. Noisy protests and political donations aside, a better choice would be to help the unemployed and the other 93 percent of workers. It’s hard to operate in a political fog, but it can be done. Come closer. Can you see the low hanging job fruit for unemployed workers who want a chance to succeed? It’s been right there, in front of our faces, all along. Let’s reach through the fog and pick it for them. Rob Hudson is an attorney and partner with Frost Brown Todd LLC in Florence and the author of a business and political book “A Better Tomorrow.”

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LIFE Letters share wartime memories COMMUNITY RECORDER



Memories will be shared at Highlands Cemetery veterans ceremony By Amy Scalf

FORT MITCHELL — Larry Coen’s letters from World War II were written to let his family know how he was doing. Now, some 60 years later, their vivid battle details will relay his experience to other veterans and their families during “A Salute to All Veterans” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Highlands Cemetery, 2167 Dixie Hwy. The service is sponsored by the cities of Fort Mitchell and Fort Wright, the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum and Highland Cemetery. Coen’s letters illuminate the day-today reality of fighting for 281 days straight, covering more than 12,000 miles while traveling from France to Germany as a member of the 775th Battalion Artillery under Gen. George S. Patton. Coen stayed in Europe until 1946 to help with the repatriation, which included the return of 125,000 prisoners of war to their homes across the war-torn continent. His letters were left in a box for 50 years, until his death at age 70 in 1995. “We never knew the letters existed until he died,” said Lori Flerlage, Coen’s niece who lives in Walton. “He never talked about it, which is very common for men of that era.” Flerlage will share some of Coen’s letters at the Highland Cemetery ceremony to highlight the sacrifices made by all service members, from the past or current times. During the time her Uncle Buddy was writing home from the trenches, Flerlage was born, and her mom, Janie, was living in Ludlow while her father, George, prepared to go to the Pacific front. She grew up in Park Hills with two sisters and a brother, who all adored their Uncle Buddy. Flerlage has distinct memories of the wooden swing set he built for them, and she has photos of herself as flower girl in Coen’s wedding. She also remembers him writing and recording country music, but didn’t realize how much she didn’t know about him until she read the letters. When Coen came home, he got a hero’s welcome along with all the other sailors, soldiers and Marines returning from around the world. It wasn’t the same for Jerry Riches, an Army helicopter pilot from the 119th Assault Helicopter Company, who completed his two-year tour in Vietnam in 1966. “Some guys would change into civilian clothes at the base because people would spit on them and call them baby killers and stuff like that. For a while none of us got the recognition that veterans did before or after then,” he said. “People didn’t understand that the guys

Lori Flerlage will read letters from her uncle, WWII Veteran Larry Coen, during “A Salute to All Veterans,” 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

over there were following orders, and if you’re supposed to follow orders, then you follow orders.” Riches of Fort Thomas said he wasn’t confronted with such outbursts, but he knew many people who did.

“Consequently, our inclusion and participation in a veterans ceremony is good. Any time I can participate, then I will,” he said. “Today, people take the time to bring attention to the veterans and I think that should be done. A lot of

young kids today do not see the commitment they should have to God and country.”

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VETERANS DAY EVENTS Several Kenton County schools are inviting alumni who served and other veterans to join a Veteran Day program. » Piner Elementary asks local veterans to join them at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11. for its annual assembly and veterans program. Contact Christi Jefferds at 356-2155. » Simon Kenton High School staff and students invite local veterans for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria on Nov. 11. Alumni and parents/grandparents of students are especially welcomed. Contact Tim Mefford or Stephanie Schneider at 960-0100. Assembly will follow. » Taylor Mill Elementary School invites veterans to an assembly starting at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11; come between 2 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. for seating. Questions can be directed to Rebecca Lohmoeller at 356-2566. Please make contact, in advance, if you plan to attend. ■ The new Independence Kroger

Marketplace is also hosting brunch for local veterans and a guest at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11. Contact Dianna (or Derek) at 898-1600 to reserve your meal. Veteran meals are free and you can include a guest for $5.99. ■ Moon Brothers Post 275 plans to adopt the families of two local needy veterans and would appreciate your help in making their Thanksgiving Day dinner more complete. The post has partnered with Kroger Marketplace to place a donation box near the uniform display on Veterans Day. Feel free to purchase an extra food item (canned or dried goods). The box will be there for one day only.


Non-Denominational Prayer Service for Military, 7 p.m., Travel Centers of America, 7777 Burlington Pike, Florence. Trucker's Chapel. Community gathers to pray for people from the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

area stationed overseas. Call to add names to prayer list. Free. 859-462-4652.

or 859-371-5882.


Freedom is not Free Veterans Day Celebration, 2 p.m., Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Florence. Music by the 202nd Army Band of the Kentucky National Guard, Xavier University Symphonic Winds, Southern Gateway Chorus, Cincinnati Sound Chorus, Voices of the Commonwealth, Three Guys and a Piano and Joy Burdette. Appearances by Mr. Redlegs and Gapper from Cincinnati Reds and Twister from Cincinnati Cyclones. Free. 513-641-6671. Veterans Day Program, 2 p.m., Highland Cemetery, 2167 Dixie Highway, Fort Mitchell. Theme: Salute to All Veterans, honoring all who have served and who are currently serving our country. Sponsored by cities of Fort Wright and Fort Mitchell. Free. 859-3312499; Veterans Day Celebration, 2 p.m. Mess Hall at Tower Park, 801 Cochran St., Fort Thomas. More than 120 second-

Veterans Day Observance, 10 a.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington. Opening of Vietnam: Our Story exhibit reflecting upon experiences, contributions and impact of Northern Kentuckians during and following the Vietnam War, on display through Aug. 31. Celebration includes music, color guard and special guests including former Congressman Geoff Davis and other community leaders. 859-491-4003; Veterans Day Museum Exhibit honoring Boone County veterans, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Boone County Historical Society Museum, behind the Boone County Administration Building, 2965 Gallatin St., Burlington. The exhibit will include photographs, uniforms, and memorabilia from Boone County Veterans. 869-689-7240, 859-835-2435


grade students from Johnson, Moyer and Woodfill elementary schools will perform songs specific to each of the five military branches as well as a final song thanking soldiers. Additionally, performances by the second-grade students are included in each individual elementary school’s Veterans’ Day celebration. Part of city of Fort Thomas Veterans Day celebration. 859-441-1055.


Veterans Day Program, 6 p.m., Florence Government Center, 8100 Ewing Blvd. Honoring veterans of all wars. The program will include guest speaker Lornee Friedman, president of the Northern Kentucky Blue Star Mothers Chapter 5. Free. 859-647-5439; Veterans Day Program, 10 a.m., Calvary Christian School, 5955 Taylor Mill Road. An event for veterans, active duty, reserves, National Guard and their families. Contact Bill Dickens at 859356-9201.


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, NOV. 8 Art Exhibits Six Exhibitions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Ohio Financial Services Main Gallery: Summerfair Select. Duveneck: Julie Mader-Meersman. Rieveschl: Renee Harris / JoAnne Russo. Hutson: Barbara Houghton. Semmens: Marcia Shortt. Youth: The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts Carnegie Scholarship Winner. 859-491-2030; Covington. Outside/Inside, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 27 W. Seventh St., Curated by Jennifer Grote. Explores transformative potential of public space and blurs boundaries between architecture and artistry. Through Dec. 27. 859-292-2322; Covington.

Benefits A Taste of Luxury, 6-9 p.m., Lexus RiverCenter, 633 W. Third St., Appetizers, wine tasting, raffle, silent auction and entertainment. Benefits The Yearlings’ efforts raising funds to provide scholarships for female students to attend college. $40; $10 raffle tickets. Presented by The Yearlings. 859-547-5300; Covington.

Drink Tastings Friday Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, 670 W. Third St., Free. 859291-2550; Covington.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, 519 Enterprise Drive, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs. Lean and Mean Circuit Class, 5:30-6:30 a.m. and 7-8 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Yolo Fitness, 1516 Dixie Highway, $15. 859-429-2225. Park Hills.

Music - Concerts Drive-By Truckers, 8 p.m. With Old 97’s. Doors open 7 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Alternative country and southern rock band based in Athens, Ga. All ages. $25. 859-4912444; Covington.

Music - Pop The Gamut, 9:30 p.m., KJ’s Pub, 2379 Buttermilk Crossing, 859-3441413. Crescent Springs.

On Stage - Theater Boeing Boeing, 7:30 p.m., The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Otto M. Budig Theatre. High-flying physical comedy classic featuring emerging talent of CCM Drama in debut of new faculty director. $17-$24. Through Nov. 24. 859491-2030; Covington.

SATURDAY, NOV. 9 Art Exhibits

the Levee, Wine, beer and spirits from around the world and cuisine from top local restaurants. Benefits Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. $100, $150 VIP. Presented by Party Source. 513-698-2429; Newport.

Holiday - Veterans Day Veterans Day Museum Exhibit, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Boone County Historical Society Museum, 2965 Gallatin St., Photographs, uniforms and memorabilia from Boone County veterans on display. Presented by Boone County Historical Society. 869-689-7240; Burlington. Veterans Day Observance, 10 a.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Opening of Vietnam: Our Story exhibit reflecting upon experiences, contributions and impact of Northern Kentuckians during and following the Vietnam War, on display through Aug. 31. Celebration includes music, color guard and special guests including former Congressman Geoff Davis and other community leaders. 859-491-4003; Covington.

Music - Concerts

TUESDAY, NOV. 12 Art Exhibits Six Exhibitions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-491-2030; Covington. Outside/Inside, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 859292-2322; Covington.

Community Dance

Exercise Classes

Karl Dappen on Sax, 7-10 p.m., Argentine Bistro, 2875 Town Center Blvd., Variety of music from jazz to soft rock. Free. 859-4261042; Crestview Hills.

Zumba Class, 6-7 p.m., Edgewood Senior Center, 550 Freedom Park Drive, Exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. $5. Presented by Zumba with Gabrielle. 513-7024776. Edgewood. Zumba Class, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Turkey Foot Middle School, 3230 Turkey Foot Road, Exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. All fitness levels welcome. $5. Presented by Zumba with Gabrielle. 513-7024776. Edgewood. Jazzercise Classes, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859331-7778; Crescent Springs. Yoga, 6:30-7:30 a.m., Yolo Fitness, 1516 Dixie Highway, Master postures while increasing flexibility and strength. $10. 859-4292225; Park Hills. Lean and Mean Circuit Class, 7-8 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Yolo Fitness, $15. 859-429-2225. Park Hills.

On Stage - Theater Boeing Boeing, 7:30 p.m., The Carnegie, $17-$24. 859-491-2030; Covington.

Runs / Walks Turkeyfoot Trot 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m., St. Barbara Church, 4042 Turkeyfoot Road, Race presented by Tri-State Running Co and Oxford Physical Therapy. Fun run for children, door prizes and food after race. Benefits St. Barbara/St. Vincent DePaul. $25, $20 advance. Registration required. 859-2827405; Erlanger.

Schools Preview Day, 9 a.m.-noon, Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Introduction to how TMC might be the right fit for you. With faculty, staff and students. Academic and student services browsing fair. Chat with professors one-on-one. Free. 859-344-3332; Crestview Hills.

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

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

On Stage - Theater Boeing Boeing, 3 p.m., The Carnegie, $17-$24. 859-491-2030; Covington.

MONDAY, NOV. 11 Art Exhibits

Six Exhibitions, noon-3 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-491-2030; Covington.

Six Exhibitions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-491-2030; Covington. Outside/Inside, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 859292-2322; Covington.

Exercise Classes

Dance Classes

Jazzercise Classes, 8-9 a.m. and 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859331-7778; Crescent Springs.

Square Dance Lessons, 7:309:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 859-441-9155; Covington.

Taste of the World Wine and Beer Festival, 7:30-11 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Newport on

Flex Tai Chi for Seniors, noon-1 p.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., Reduce stress, increase endurance and feel better overall. For seniors. Free. 859-609-6504. Elsmere.

Music - Jazz

Music - Acoustic


Senior Citizens

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

Karaoke, 9 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., With DJ Will Corson. $10 buckets and $4 grape and cherry bombs. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-491-6659. Covington.


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

Reverend Horton Heat, 9 p.m. With the Loveless and the Makeshifts., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., $23, $18 advance. 859-491-2444; Covington.

Karaoke and Open Mic

The Artisans Enterprise Center in Covington hosts the “Outside/Inside” exhibit through Dec. 27. 859-292-2322.THANKS TO CATE

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

Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 8-9 a.m. and

Health / Wellness Weight Loss That Works, 6:30-7 p.m., Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road, $60 for 12-week membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-802-8965; Independence.

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

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13 Art Exhibits Six Exhibitions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-491-2030; Covington. Outside/Inside, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 859292-2322; Covington.

Civic Northern Kentucky Tea Party Meeting, 6-7:30 p.m., PeeWee’s Place, 2325 Anderson Road, Free. Presented by Northern Kentucky Tea Party. Through Dec. 11. 859992-6615; Crescent Springs.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 5-6 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs. Zumba, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Diamond Dance Academy, 5030 Old Taylor Mill Road, No dancing skills required. $5. 859-814-8375; Taylor Mill. Lean and Mean Circuit Class, 5:30-6:30 a.m. and 7-8 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Yolo Fitness, $15. 859429-2225. Park Hills.

Health / Wellness Runner’s Injury Clinic, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Edgewood

Fitz and the Tantrums perform 7:30 p.m Thursday, Nov. 14, with Capital Cities, at Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Covington. Call 859-491-2444.THANKS TO SHANNON COSGROVE Sports Medicine, 830 Thomas More Parkway, Suite 101. Receive assistance from local medical providers, including physical therapists, athletic trainers, physicians and registered dietician. Free. Registration required. Presented by Bob Roncker’s Running Spot. 859-301-5600; Edgewood.

Literary - Signings

Michael Henson, Rhonda Pettit and Pauletta Hansel, 7-8 p.m., Joseph-Beth BooksellersCrestview Hills, 2785 Dixie Highway, Authors read from and sign their newest books: “Tommy Perdue” (Henson), “Fetal Waters” (Pettit) and “The Lives We Live in Houses” (Hansel). Free. Presented by Thomas More College. 859-9127860. Crestview Hills.

Recreation Ryle Band Bingo, 6:30-10 p.m., Erlanger Lions Club Hall, 5996 Belair Drive, Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Early games begin 6:45 p.m. Regular games begin 7:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. Benefits Ryle Marching Band Boosters. Free. Presented by Ryle Band Boosters. 859-468-5736. Erlanger.

THURSDAY, NOV. 14 Art Exhibits Six Exhibitions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-491-2030; Covington. Outside/Inside, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 859292-2322; Covington.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Turkey Foot Middle School, $5. 513-702-4776. Edgewood. Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs. Zumba Fitness, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Independence Senior and Community Center, 2001 Jack Woods Drive, $30 six-week session, $7 drop in. Registration required. 859-356-6264; Independence. Lean and Mean Circuit Class, 5:30-6:30 a.m. and 7-8 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Yolo Fitness, $15. 859429-2225. Park Hills.

Health / Wellness The Conversation Project, 6:30-8 p.m., St. Charles Lodge, 600 Farrell Drive, Charleston Room. Panel discusses their experiences with talking about end-of-life wishes with families. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Hospice of the Bluegrass - Northern Kentucky. 859-331-3224, ext. 1450. Covington.

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FRIDAY, NOV. 15 Art Exhibits Six Exhibitions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-491-2030; Covington. Outside/Inside, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 859292-2322; Covington.

Drink Tastings Friday Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, Free. 859-291-2550; Covington.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs. Lean and Mean Circuit Class, 5:30-6:30 a.m. and 7-8 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Yolo Fitness, $15. 859429-2225. Park Hills.

On Stage - Theater Boeing Boeing, 7:30 p.m., The Carnegie, $17-$24. 859-491-2030; Covington.

Shopping Flea Market Pre-Sale, 9 a.m.noon, Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, Free admission. 859-3312040, ext. 8555; Fort Mitchell.

SATURDAY, NOV. 16 Art & Craft Classes Create a Pottery Planter and Saucer, 10 a.m.-noon, Covington Clay, 16 W. Pike St., Hand-build a planter and saucer from clay, then decorate and glaze it. $45. Registration required. Presented by Communiversity at UC. 513-5566932. Covington.

Art Exhibits Six Exhibitions, noon-3 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-491-2030; Covington.

Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Plus-level Westernstyle square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 21. 513-9292427. Covington.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 8-9 a.m. and 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859331-7778; Crescent Springs.

Holiday - Christmas Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Layout features Lionel trains and Plasticville. More than 250 feet of track. Patrons welcome to operate more than 30 accessories from buttons on layout. Through Jan. 19. Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Covington.

Music - Jazz Karl Dappen on Sax, 7-10 p.m., Argentine Bistro, Free. 859-4261042; Crestview Hills.

On Stage - Theater Boeing Boeing, 7:30 p.m., The Carnegie, $17-$24. 859-491-2030; Covington.

Shopping Flea Market Pre-Sale, 9 a.m.noon, Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, Free admission. 859-3312040, ext. 8555; Fort Mitchell.

SUNDAY, NOV. 17 Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs.

Dance Classes Tandem Squares, 8-10 p.m.,

Music - Concerts Fitz and the Tantrums, 7:30 p.m. With Capital Cities. The Bright Futures Tour., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., $31. 859-4912444; Covington.

Shopping Flea Market Pre-Sale, 9 a.m.noon, Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, 75 Orphanage Road, Festival Grounds. Featuring seasonal items, holiday items, jewelry, household furniture and more. Benefits Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home. Free admission. 859-331-2040, ext. 8555; Fort Mitchell.

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Breast cancer awareness month is over. It went out with a Rita bang for Heikenfeld me in a very speRITA’S KITCHEN cial way. I was the presenter once again at Mercy Health Women’s Center reception in Anderson Township. Standing before 100plus radiant survivors was more than inspiring; it showed the resilience of the human spirit when faith is paired with good medicine. My presentation was on the history of tea and tea parties. Some trivia: Did you know the reason cream was first poured into tea was to prevent the very thin, fine china cups from cracking when boiling tea was poured into them? Also, the earliest tea cups had no handles. They were held cupped in the hands to keep hands warm. And tea sandwiches were originally made a bit dry since women wore gloves and they didn’t want to get them soiled. We had the best time, laughing and sharing stories. Among the treats to take home from Gail Greenburg and her staff were my shortbread cookies. Shortbread is perfect for a tea party since it’s such a versatile dough.

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Drizzle icing over cooled cookies, or make a thicker icing with less water, add food coloring if using, and spread on cookies. Makes about two dozen.

Tips from Rita’s Kitchen To test to see if your baking powder is still active enough to leaven, put a teaspoonful in a cup of warm water. It should fizz right away.

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I’m still waiting for someone to come up with a Frisch’s Restaurant ranch dressing clone for a reader. I have called Karen Maier at the corporate office a couple of times and have left messages with Lisa Norman in marketing, so I hope to hear something soon. Meanwhile, here’s a recipe from Marie N., a Northwest Press reader. “This goes together quicker than you’d think, and is delicious,” she said. A friend gave the recipe to her. Blend together either in blender, food processor or by hand: 1 cup mayonnaise (Marie uses Hellman’s) 1 ⁄2 cup regular sour cream 1 teaspoon garlic or to taste Palmful fresh dill, minced 1 tablespoon minced fresh onion chives (Marie said you can also used minced green onions) Worcestershire, salt and

black pepper to taste ⁄2 to 3⁄4 teaspoon clear or cider vinegar Several dashes paprika Cayenne pepper to taste (Marie said go easy on this) Buttermilk, enough to make desired consistency (start with 1⁄3 cup) Handful fresh minced parsley or 1 teaspoon dry


Chill several hours before using and, if necessary, add more buttermilk to get proper pouring consistency.

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Pick a perfect pineapple: It should smell fragrant when you give it a sniff. Just one cup of pineapple has enough manganese, a trace mineral, for building healthy bones and connective tissue. Plus pineapple has lots of vitamin C. Canned pineapple is a good source of these nutrients too, but buy pineapple packed in juice, not in sugary syrup. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Turfway Park has new food manager ed,” said DePew. “Our Turfway Park has goal is to rise above hired veteran restaurathat crowd as a standateur Richard DePew to lone restaurant, not just manage its food and as where you eat during beverage operations. the races. At the same The operations intime, live racing adds a clude Turfway Concesfascinating dimension sionaire, the racethat no other restaurant track’s restaurant and in the area can offer. concessions division, “Our menus will and Park Avenue Caterfeature only fresh ining, its on- and off-site gredients cooked fresh, catering service. including hand-cut A 25-year veteran of Delmonico and rib-eye food and beverage steaks,” DePew conmanagement, DePew tinued. “They will recomes to Turfway from flect not only Kentucky Lone Star Steakhouse but also the influence in Anderson, Ind., of my grandmother, where he was the who emigrated from store’s general manSicily to the United ager. For five years States when my mother earlier in his career he was 10 years old; my served as Lone Star’s grandmother is the one training general manwho first taught me ager. He also has held how to cook. We also the position of general have the advantage manager at Buffalo here of tapping into the Wild Wings, Denny’s, Kentucky Proud proand Cracker Barrel gram. locations as well as Turfway has two other food and beverkitchens, one on the age management posifirst floor that services tions at properties in the Homestretch resArizona and California. taurant and a second on In addition to his the fifth floor that sermanagement experivices the Top of the ence, DePew has been Park and the Racing an executive chef at Club. hotels in Ohio. He is Live racing returns also trained in gardeto Turfway on Dec. 1 manger – the detailed with the holiday meet art of preparation and presentation particular- and continues uninterrupted from January ly of cold foods – a skill through March with the important both to the winter/spring meet. Go racetrack’s restaurant to offerings and to its catering services. “We’re excited to welcome Rick to our team,” said Turfway’s general manager Chip Bach. “He has a history of developing his staff Since 1857 to become manageEXPERT WATCH AND JEWELRY REPAIR • FULL WATCH REPAIR ment-caliber leaders and is well versed in project management, strategic planning, safety management, and budgeting. We look forward to offering our patrons a fresh perspective on food and beverage service.” “There are at least FULL SERVICE 200 restaurants in FlorJEWELRY STORE ence, and a lot of them 613 Madison Avenue are concentrated along Covington, Kentucky 41011 the section of I-75 where Turfway is locat- WE BUY GOLD! 859-757-4757



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Scammers try to get your financial information Scam artists are using what continue to be tough economic times for many to try to get money from them – so you need to beware. Jill, who prefers I not use her last name, wrote she received a call from a man named Brian. “He called my home and left a long recorded voicemail threatening me and my husband that he was from the IRS and that we had to call back immediately or legal action would be taken,” Jill wrote. The man left a phone number with a New

York area code and Jill says when she and her husband called back, “Another man Howard with an Ain Indian HEY HOWARD! accent answered and wanted our attorney’s name. We said we don’t have one and he was very nasty saying, ‘How much money can you send today?’ We said, ‘Maybe a thousand dollars by next Thursday,’ and he said,

‘That’s not good enough, you will be arrested today!’” Jill said that really shook them up because they were already on a payment plan with the Internal Revenue Service, but their next payment wasn’t due for another month. But the so-called IRS man said that payment plan had been rejected. All the money needed to be sent immediately, they were told, or they would be arrested. “He wanted our bank information or credit card number but we said

‘No’ and the guy hung up. We called our attorney who said it was a scam … I’ll bet a lot of other people sent money and still owe the IRS. Just a heads up because I’m sure you are already aware of this crazy scam preying on innocent people,” Jill wrote. Yes, this scam has been going around for a few years. In some cases the caller leaves a recorded message claiming to be from a credit card company, a lawyer or a payday loan company in addition to claiming to be from the IRS.

The Better Business Bureau says some of these scammers are out to get money while others are just trying to get your personal information. The BBB says never reply to unsolicited phone messages or click on links provided in an email asking for your personal information. If a caller claims you owe a debt, ask questions. The caller should state who they are, whom they represent and, upon request, send you written proof you owe the debt. Never give out

financial information over the phone. Bottom line, if someone calls and tells you they’ll have you arrested unless you pay them immediately: Remember, it’s just a scam. Instead, you should contact the police, the state attorney general and the Better Business Bureau to report the phone call. Howard Ain’s column appears bi-weekly in the Community Press newspapers. He appears regularly as the Troubleshooter on WKRC-TV Local 12 News. Email him at

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n August 15, 2013, Covington Catholic High School held its 36th annual Alumni Cross Country Meet in Devou Park this summer. Twenty-three alumni, 27 current Covington Catholic students and 10 friends of the school participated. Top finisher was Notre Dame Academy coach Chris Herren. Senior Brian Menke finished second, and Chris Davis from the Class of 2002 finished third.

Race participants pictured with Covington Catholic High School cross country coach Tom Arnold, standing fourth from right. Terry Boehmker, kneeling front left, from the Class of 1972 was oldest graduate to participate; 2013 graduate Chase Moriconi, standing ninth from right, was most recent graduate to run.

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Gateway faculty contribute to industrial textbook Kevin Donohoo of Edgewood, associate professor at Gateway Community and Technical College, has been cited as a reviewer of a college textbook widely used in higher education to teach industrial maintenance. Donohoo assisted in re-organizing Industrial Maintenance, Second Edition by Michael E. Brumbach and Jeffrey A. Clade. Jerry Mahan, assistant professor, also contributed to the revised edition published this year. Donohoo teaches in the two-year college’s Industrial Maintenance Technology program. Mahan, of Florence, teaches electrical motor controls, programmable logic controllers, robotics and industrial automation.

Trees will help seniors this Christmas season This season, holiday shoppers in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties can give cheer to area seniors by participating in the Be a Santa to a Senior program. The program – run by the local Home Instead Senior Care office in partnership with the Area Office on Aging, Northern Kentucky Ombudsman and Northern Kentucky nursing and rehabilitation facilities, area retailers, volunteers and members of the community – helps ensure isolated seniors receive gifts and companionship during the holidays. This can be a difficult time for many, especially those who live alone or have lost spouses and loved ones. An estimated 27 percent of people 65 and older (10.8 million people) are widowed, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Fur-




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ther, the Administration on Aging reports about 28 percent (11.8 million) non-institutionalized people 65 and older live alone. Retailers participating in Be a Santa to a Senior will display Christmas trees from Nov. 15 to Dec. 13 that feature ornaments with seniors’ first names and their gift requests. Holiday shoppers can pick an ornament from these trees, buy the items listed and return them unwrapped to the store, with the ornament attached. Be a Santa to a Senior trees will be at: » Walgreens at 606 Buttermilk Pike, Crescent Springs, and 8193 Mall Road, Florence; » Walmart Supercenter at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Fort Wright. The local Home Instead Senior Care office will enlist volunteers from its staff, seniorcare business associates, non-profit workers and others to collect, wrap and distribute the gifts to local seniors who might otherwise spend the holiday alone. “Be a Santa to a Senior gives back to older adults in our area, many of whom have had significant, positive influence on our lives,” said Les Murphy, general manager at the local Home Instead Senior Care office. Important dates in the program are: » Nov. 15: Trees go up in area stores and businesses » Dec. 18: Community gift wrapping party – the general public is invited to come and help! » Dec. 18-20: Delivery of gifts to seniors in the community For more information, visit or call 859282-8682.



Mums may need help to survive winter Question: I have several pots of mums on my front porch. How soon do I need to cover them or bring inside for winter? Answer: You need to go ahead and get the mums planted in the ground as soon as possible, so they can establish their roots before the ground freezes. You don’t need to cover them, however, since they need to continue receiving sunlight and continue naturally hardening off and acclimating to the colder outdoor temperatures as they prepare for winter. Although often referred to as hardy mums, many varieties of florist and greenhouse mums may not survive if we have a very cold winter. In order to increase the chance that your mums will survive the winter, do the following: As soon as the flowers are killed by a hard freeze, the blooms should be cut off. This can be done quickly with hedge shears. However, don’t be tempted to cut down the mum stems with leaves as long as the foliage remains green

and normal looking. Like all perennials, the leaves must produce Mike food (sugKlahr ars) for HORTICULTURE as long as CONCERNS possible, which can then be stored in the roots as carbohydrates over the winter. The sugars in the roots act like antifreeze, keeping the roots from freezing. After the leaves begin to look brown or pale and limp, those stems can be cut down (not broken off) to about 2 inches above the ground. Good soil drainage and adequate winter mulch are important for increasing winter survival of mums. If the flower bed where your chrysanthemums are located tends to be wet during the winter, there may not be much that can be done to insure survival of the mum roots. Of course, if the winter wetness problem is created by gutters or other water runoff systems, maybe something can be done with drainage pipes

COMING UP » Winter Tree Identification: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, Boone County Arboretum, Shelter No. 1 (on the right, past Children’s Garden), 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union. Free, but call 586-6101 to register, or enroll online at Limited enrollment. » Friends of Boone Co. Arboretum: 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 25, Boone County Extension Office, Burlington. Learn about the local arboretum, upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Call Laura at 586-6101.

and rerouting drains that will help. If your mums are planted in a bed where you always pile winter snow as you shovel, try shoveling another direction. The other factor, winter mulching, has 2 critical components : don’t apply the mulch over the mums or other perennials until the soil has been well chilled and we’ve had several hard frosts; and if the area tends to be a little wet at times, go easy on the thickness of mulch. A good winter mulch for chrysanthemums can be a 3 inch layer of leaves (shredded leaves stay in place better than whole leaves), clean straw, or pine needles. If this mulch is applied while the soil is still fairly warm, the mums’ roots may not reach a completely

dormant condition, and winter injury can occur. Normally, it’s best to wait until around Thanksgiving time before mulching over mums and other perennial flowers for the winter. Mike Klahr is the Boone County extension agent for horticulture.

Camp Ernst having two weekend camps YMCA Camp Ernst wil lhave its specialty camp weekends this fall and winter. The Lumberjack Camp weekend will be Nov. 8-10, and the Winter Wonderland Camp weekend is Dec. 30-Jan. 1. Campers between the ages of 6 and 15 are welcome; fees for individual camp weekends are $115 for YMCA members and $125 for community members. YMCA Camp Ernst is at 7615 Camp Ernst Road in Burlington. “We’re excited to show that YMCA Camp Ernst is much more than a summer fun destination,” said YMCA Camp Ernst Director Elizabeth Cochran. Campers will stay in a

centrally heated cabin called Lakeview Lodge with camp counselors, and participate in a jampacked weekend of outdoor activities, including zip-lining, horseback riding, archery, capture the flag, bonfires, and so much more! “At the Winter Wonderland event, campers will ring in the New Year – Camp Ernst style – with songs, dancing, snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn, and other winter activities,” said Cochran. For more information or to register for the camps,contact the YMCA Camp Ernst office at 859-586-6181, or visit the website www.MyYCamp .org for a registration form.

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The Yearlings host its Fabulous Fall Event, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Lexus Rivercenter, 633 W. Third St. in Covington. The event features food, wine-tasting, auction baskets from “Pamper Yourself,” a Taste of Luxury raffle, and music from Like Minds. The Yearlings hope to raise $20,000 for the Yearlings scholarship funds. The co-chairs are Karen Keenan and Marty

Uttley. The emcee will be Todd Dykes of WLWT, with special guest, Paige Klee, Miss Boone County Fair 2013. Cost is $40 per person. The Yearlings have raised more than $830,000 since 1986 and given to many charitable organizations and scholarships. For more information, call 513-535-1811, visit, or mail a donation check to P.O. Box 17903, Lakeside Park, KY 41017. Pictured, back row front left, Melanie Cunningham and Cathy Albani; middle row, Kelly Camm and Brenda Sparks; front row, Karen Keenan and Marty Uttley, have helped prepare this year’s Yearlings Fabulous Fall Event, scheduled for Nov. 8 at the Lexus Rivercenter in Covington. THANKS TO BRENDA SPARKS

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Quarter Mania will help fight ALS Turfway Park will host the first Quarter Mania and Craft Fair for ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a motor neuron disease often called Lou Gehrig’s disease, on Monday, Nov. 18. This fair is being held by The ALS Association Kentucky Chapter, one of 45 chapters nationwide that work to fund research, patient care, and family and caregiver support. The doors will open at 6 p.m. for the craft and vendor fair. More than 30 vendors featuring products, home goods and crafts will be featured. Turfway Park will provide food and drinks for

Quarter Mania. The quarter auction will begin at 7 p.m. with an intermission to check out the vendor tables. “We look forward to making this an annual event and continuing our awareness efforts for ALS year-round” said Jennifer Lepa, administrative project coordinator for The ALS Association’s Kentucky Chapter in Villa Hills. “For the first year holding this event our goal is to raise $5,000 through the efforts of at least 200 attendees.” Space is still available for vendors by calling 859-331-1384 or emailing Jennifer Lepa at

Beacon Orthopaedics opens new office in Erlanger Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has opened in Erlanger. The 12,000-squarefoot office at 600 Rodeo Drive will include clinic space, imaging services and physical therapy. Beacon’s board certified and fellowship-trained physicians will treat patients for all sports medicine and orthopaedic conditions including spine and physical medicine and rehabilitation care. Cincinnati-based CORE Resources Inc. has been overseeing the renovation. MSA Architects, also of Cincinnati, provided space planning and architectural design services. Design Details and Northern Kentucky resident Molly Dietz provided the interior design.

Over the past several months, Beacon’s CEO Glen Prasser and CFO Mary Ellen Pope have worked closely with Erlanger, Northern Kentucky Tri-Ed officials and others in establishing the new office. “We are excited to open an office in Erlanger and provide more convenient care to our patients who live and work in Northern Kentucky,” Prasser said. “The city of Erlanger, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and everyone we’ve worked with have been very welcoming and accommodating. We look forward to being a good neighbor and a part of this growing community for years to come.” The new location will add about 20 jobs.

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What can a toy mean to someone? Jim Black of Indiana had been a fan of Transformers Optimus Prime since he was a kid. “He’s like the embodiment of compassion and loyalty. He would never ask someone to do something that he wouldn’t be willing to do himself,” he explained at Slagacon 2013, a toy and comic convention Oct. 26 and 27 at the Hilton Hotel in Florence. Robert Simmons drove five hours from his home in Tennessee to attend. “At work, I always have toys with me at my desk,” he said. Simmons has a collection of more than 1,600 toys. “I like to fiddle with them when I’m thinking through things as a nice distraction.”

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shop. “When you buy a toy from the store, it’s not always exactly what you want,” said Michael Accardi, the instructor, who taught participants how to assemble and paint their model robots. “You want to make it more unique, make it more like what you want.” “This is fun for me because this is my excuse to get my husband to craft with me,” said Ashley Dethy of Cincinnati. “And it’s my excuse to spend money on toys,” her husband Chandler added with a laugh. A father of three who prefers to be called “Megamus” has more than a thousand toys at his home in Florence. “I actually like the painting and the customizing,” he said,

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DEATHS Ralph Adams Jr. Ralph William Adams Jr., 60, of Williamstown, died Oct. 25, 2013. He was a truck driver for Smith Transport in Roaring Springs, Pa., and was an Army veteran. His mother, Margaret Ann Trimbur, and father, Ralph William Adams Sr., died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Angelena Adams of Covington; brothers, Michael Adams of Calvin, Pa., and Chris Adams of Edgewood; sisters, Sherry Webster of Dry Ridge, Joy Jones of Williamstown, and Mary Grubbs of Villa Hills; and stepmother, Mary Sue Adams of Venice, Fla. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Rd Edgewood, KY 41017.

Mary Arrasmith Mary Lou Arrasmith, 87, of Erlanger, died Oct. 24, 2013, at her residence. She was a homemaker, and worked at Meijer for a number of years. Her husband, John F. Arrasmith II; brothers, Charlie and Frank Pulsfort; sister, Eva Schneider; and grandson, Jason Arrasmith, died previously. Survivors include her sons, John F. Arrasmith III of Maysville, Jerry Arrasmith of Crescent Springs, and Jeff Arrasmith of Hebron; daughters, Karen Baillie of Rising Sun, Ind., and Kimberly Bradley of Florence; brother, Dick Pulsfort of Fort Thomas; sister, Ginny Graham of Cold Spring; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Memorials: Mary Queen of Heaven Church, 1150 Donaldson Road, Erlanger, KY 41018; or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Chad Aylor Chad Michael Aylor, 37, of Florence, died Oct. 29, 2013, at University Hospital in Cincinnati. He was an avid fan of UK and the Cincinnati Bengals. His father, Thomas Aylor; and grandparents, Helen and Vince Dickman, and Majorie and Carroll Aylor, died previously. Survivors include his wife, April Aylor; daughter, Danielle Aylor; son, Nicholas Aylor, all of Florence; mother, Linda Gehrum; and brothers, Jeffrey Aylor and Christopher Aylor, all of Ludlow. Interment was at St. John’s Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Aylor Family Donation Account, care of Huntington Bank or The Brighton Center, 741 Central Ave., Newport, KY 41071.

Chester Beckham Chester Glen “Fuzzy” Beckham, 74, of Independence, died Oct. 22, 2013, at his residence. He was a former machine operator for AMF (Voit Tire Company), bus driver and maintenance worker for the Kenton County Board of Education, previously served as the mayor of Ryland Heights, enjoyed fishing, UK basketball, playing cards, and baking (especially Christmas cookies), was a Navy veteran, and member of St. Cecilia Church. Survivors include his sweetheart, Carole Anne Krebs Beckham; daughters, Amy Denise Foster, Beth Ann Faughn and Cari Lynn Brady; stepchildren, George Scherder, Geneva Shay and Sherry Deters; brother, Donald Thomas Beckham; three grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Interment was at St. Cecilia Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042; or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Ann Berkemeier Ann L. Berkemeier, 72, of Edgewood, died Oct. 13, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Her husband, Roger Berkemeier, and daughter, Pamela R. Berkemeier, died previously. Survivors include her children, Steven Berkemeier of Erlanger, Lynne Daley of Edgewood, Richard Berkemeier of Edgewood, Timothy Berkemeier of Edgewood, and Julie Webster of Edgewood; brothers; Richard Kabitsch of Union, and Carl Kabitsch of Park Hills; and four grandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery. Memorials: DCCH Center for Children and Families, 75 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017; or Faith Community Pharmacy, 2355 Buttermilk Crossing, Crescent Springs, KY 41017; or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Shannon Butler Shannon Patterson Butler, 46, of Latonia, died Oct. 25, 2013. Survivors include her husband, Christopher Scott Butler of Latonia; children, Kelby Michael Block and Kagen Marshall Butler; parents, Susan and Jack Washburn of Crescent Springs; and brother, David Patterson of Independence. She grew up in Florence and Villa Hills, attended Yealey Elementary and Jones Middle School, graduated from Dixie Heights High School in 1985, graduated from Eastern Kentucky University, and received her RN degree from Jefferson Community College. Memorials: Ruth Lyons Children’s Christmas Fund; or the Diabetes Association.

Wesley Fyffe Wesley Shane Fyffe, 37, of Flat Gap, formerly of Taylor Mill, died Oct. 10, 2013. He was a mechanic with Delta Air Lines. His father, Terry Fyffe, died previously. Survivors include his mother, Karen Kelly Fyffe Gallosa; wife, Tiffany Carl Fyffe; sons, William Kenneth Fyffe, Christopher Patrick Fyffe and Bradley Shane Fyffe, all of Flat Gap; daughters, Alexis and Elizabeth Fyffe, both of Flat Gap; paternal grandmother, Sybil Fyffe; and maternal grandmother, Marie Kelly of Martha.

Nancy Haynes Nancy J. Haynes, 64, of Florence, died Oct. 26, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a cashier with Walgreens in Florence. Her husband, David G. Haynes, and sister, Oneida Vearil, died previously. Survivors include her son, Shawn Haynes of Florence; daughters, Krista Vickers of Florence, Twila Manies of Erlanger; and four grandchildren.

Donna Kolde loving family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Jasper of Erlanger; son, Brendon Jasper of Erlanger; mother, Brenda Harper Jasper of Danville; father, Richard Charles Jasper of Somerset; brother, Kevin Charles Jasper of Madison, Miss.; and paternal grandparents, H.D. and Dixie Jasper of Paris. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger. Memorials: All Blessings International, 3808 South Griffith Ave., Owensboro KY 42301; or Lifeline Ministries of Northern Kentucky, 2335 Buttermilk Crossing, Suite 246, Crescent Springs, KY 41017.

Teresita Johnson Teresita F. Johnson, 87, of Covington, formerly of Fort Mitchell, died Oct. 24, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker, member of Blessed Sacrament Church, and member of the Ladies Society and the Benedictine Guild. Her husband, Sylvester K. Johnson; son, Mark A. Johnson; brother, Bill Foltz; and sisters, Viola Boschert and Rosella Foltz Elkin, died previously. Survivors include her son, William S. “Bill” Johnson of Marlton, N.J.; sister, Mary Stephanic of Atwater, Calif.; and four grandchildren. Interment was at Mother of God Cemetery Mausoleum in Fort Wright. Memorials: Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, 75 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017; or charity of donor’s choice.

Marilyn Maley Marilyn Maley, 88, of Elsmere, died Oct. 28, 2013. She was an avid golfer in her younger years, and member of the LaSalette “Lunch” Group who recently celebrated graduating from LaSalette 70 years ago. Her husband, Donald Maley; daughter, Nancy Cahill; sister, Peggy Pattison; and brother, Richard Schulte, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Pat Maley of Florence, and Jay Maley of Southgate; daughter, Donna Sinclair of Edgewood; nine grandchildren and one

Phyllis Minshall Phyllis “Gavin” Minshall, 79, of Erlanger, died Oct. 25, 2013. She was a member of St. Henry Parish where she was a greeter and usher, a volunteer at Redwood Rehabilitation Center and United Christian Volunteers, and a member of Notre Dame Club Girls. Her first husband, George “Pat” Gavin; and siblings, Jerry Hayden and Judy Hall, died

previously. Survivors include her husband, James Minshall of Erlanger; daughters, Patti Beth Gavin and Margie Moll, both of Erlanger; sons, Timothy Gavin of Burlington, Daniel Gavin of Erlanger, and Shawn Gavin of Cincinnati; sisters, Gloria Robinson of Sugarland, Texas, and Beverly Hayden of Cincinnati; brothers, Charles Hayden of Cincinnati, Ronald Hayden of Florence, and Gordon Hayden of Florence; 13 grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren. Interment was at St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Redwood Reha-

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Keith Alvin Kallmeyer, 70, of Villa Hills, died Oct. 22, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a member of the Crescent Springs-Villa Hills Fire/EMS for more than 50 years, joining in 1959 at age 16. His daughter, Jennifer Kallmeyer; and brothers, Leonard J. and Kenneth E., died previously. Survivors include his wife, Judy C. Kallmeyer of Villa Hills; children, Christopher of Taylor Mill, Amy Ring of Taylor Mill, Adam of N. Ky., and Aaron of Independence; brother, Robert A. Kallmeyer of Union; sisters, Katherine A. Kallmeyer of Taylor Mill, Karen E. Kallmeyer of Florence, and Linda J. Parker of Taylor Mill; and four grand-



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Donna Lee Kolde, 78, of Fort Thomas, died Oct. 27, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a graduate of the Notre Dame Academy class of 1953, worked for a short time for Cincinnati Bell as a keypunch operator, worked at Midland Guardian Insurance, was a homemaker, and was a member of Divine Mercy Parish in Bellevue. Survivors include her husband, Richard Kolde of Fort Thomas; daughter, Diane Davis of Anderson Township, Ohio, and Beth Otten of Cold Spring; sons, Rick Kolde of Lakeside Park, and Michael Kolde of Louisville; five grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Divine Mercy Parish, 318 Division St., Bellevue, KY 41073; or DAV Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.

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Mike and Marla Clifton of Richwood, Kentucky are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Megan Noelle, to Zachery Tyler Migliozzi, son of Tony and JoAn Migliozzi of Union, Kentucky. Megan, a graduate of Northern Kentucky University, is a registered nurse at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. Zach graduated from Northern Kentucky University and is an infrastructure analyst at Xerox Corporation, Erlanger, Kentucky. The wedding is planned for December 20, 2013.

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Vivian Roth Vivian Roth, 93, of Erlanger, died Oct. 28, 2013, at Villa Spring of Erlanger. She was a member of St. Henry Church, and worked for more than 40 years with Gibson Greeting Cards as a press operator and in the office. Her brothers, Clifford, Robert and Milton Roth, died previously. Survivors include her brother, Joseph P. Roth; sisters, Dorothy Wolfe, Rosemary Frietch and Carol Frietch; and nieces and nephews. Interment was at St. John’s Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: charity of donor’s choice.

Norma Ruschman Norma M. Ruschman, 88, of Erlanger, died Oct. 28, 2013, at her son’s home in Lexington. She was a homemaker, and retired manager for the gift shop at Marydale Retreat Center in Erlanger. Her husband, Charles W. Ruschman, died previously. Survivors include her son, Eric Ruschman; sister, Josephine Wischer; brothers, Tony and Johnny DiMuzio; and two granddaughters. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

Nancy Sayers Nancy White Sayers, 72, of Burlington, died Oct. 25, 2013, at her daughter’s home in Lexington. She was a retired medical technologist for Boone County Medical Lab and St. Luke West Hospital, and enjoyed tax preparation at H&R Block. Her brothers, Robert White, William D. White and John White, died previously. Survivors include her daugh-

ter, Anne E. Sayers; husband, Todd Florence of Lexington; son, E. Matthew Sayers; and fiancée, Emily A. Ping of Erlanger. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Bernard Schmidt Jr. Bernard Leonard Schmidt Jr., of Erlanger, died Oct. 25, 2013, in Cincinnati. He was a graduate of Villa Madonna College, Notre Dame University and Ohio State University, was a professor of art at Thomas More College, Edgecliff College and Xavier University, was an accomplished sculptor with pieces displayed locally and nationally, traveled extensively, and enjoyed East Coast swing music and dancing. His wife, Patricia Brady Schmidt, died previously. Survivors include his children, Bernard, Daniel and Nicholas; siblings, James F., Daniel G., Stephen, Lynne Noll and Rosalie McDavid; and seven grandchildren. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Holy Family School, 338 E. 16th St., Covington, KY 41014.

Wilfrid Schroder Wilfrid Albert “Wil” Schroder, 67, of Fort Mitchell, died Oct. 26, 2013. His first wife, Nancy Quirk Schroder, and sister, Marlene Schroder, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Susan Wahlbrink Schroder; children, Stephanie Rosen, Lydia Austin and Wilfrid R. Schroder; brothers, Bob, Urban, Roger and Jeff Schroder; sisters, Gail Rider, Penny Dietrich, Lana Rutterer, Melanie Boone and Laurie Kuhlman; and two grandchildren. He started his legal career in private practice in 1975, and served on the judicial bench from 1983 until 2013. He served on the Kenton County District Court 1983-1991, and on the

Kentucky State Court of Appeals 1991-2006. He was elected in 2006 to the Kentucky Supreme Court, where he served until his retirement earlier this year. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042; or to the Justice Wil Schroder Scholarship at NKU Chase College of Law, NKU Chase College of Law, 100 Nunn Drive, Suite 521, Highland Heights, KY 41099.

James Sholler Sr. James E. “Geno” Sholler Sr., 63, of Covington, died Oct. 22, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired maintenance person, equipment operator for the City of Covington Parks and Recreation Department, past member and board member of ASMSCE Union Local 237 AFLCIO, member of Linden Social Club in Covington, coach for the CAMERS softball league, volunteer for the Bengal Tigers Little League in Covington, Twin Oaks Golf Club member, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking for his family. Survivors include his wife, Judy Hamilton Sholler; sons, James E. “Geno” Sholler Jr. of Latonia, Richard A. “Bobby” Sholler and Keith W. Sholler of Covington; daughters, Casie Kunz and Carmie Jean Mardis, of Covington; brothers, Richard A. “Butch” Sholler of Independence, Mark L. “Grumpy” Sholler of Covington, Ralph F. “Junior” Sholler Jr. of La Grange; sisters, Marilyn Phillips, Julie Hicks, Christina Jensen, Janice Woodall, Jina Sholler, of Covington, Donna Carroll of Latonia, and Trina G. Sholler of Williamstown; and 14 grandchildren. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill.

Beverly Sizelove Beverly A. Sizelove, 60, of Covington, died Oct. 24, 2013, at Hospice of Blue Ash. Survivors include her husband, David Sizelove; son, Kevin Eilers of Louisville; daughter, Kelli Pernell of Independence; brothers, Mark, Gary and Tim Mersch

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Doyal Stephens Doyal Raymond Stephens, 77, of Napoleon, died Oct. 22, 2013, at his home. He was an electrician at Northern Kentucky University, former owner of Frontier Electric, and member of the Ten Mile Baptist Church in Napoleon. His son, Jeffrey Bruce Stephens, and stepfather, Leonard Allen, died previously. Survivors include his son, Timothy Stephens of Glencoe; daughters, Veronica Bishop of Latonia, Connie Pyke of Union, Theresa Wallen of Russell Springs, Angela Reynolds of Glencoe, and Kimberly Nobles of Glencoe; companion, Jeri Neeley; brother, Bruce Allen of Yosemite; sisters, Ruth Bartle of Mount Healthy, Ohio, Verna Kilgore of Mount Healthy, Ohio, and Diana Davidson of Somerset; 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Burial was at the Napoleon IOOF Cemetery in Gallatin County.

Hazel Watson Hazel Watson, 101, of Indianapolis, formerly of Ludlow, died Oct. 28, 2013, at University Heights Health and Living Community in Indianapolis. She was a retired hairdresser, and member of Madison Avenue Christian Church in Covington and Fort Wright Senior Citizens. Her husband, George Watson, and sister, Ruby Fletcher, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Michele Williams of Indianapolis; brother, Robert “Bob” Rose of Florence; sister, Wanda Heckman of Fort Thomas; one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Erlanger.

ERLANGER Incidents/investigations Burglary At 401 James Ave., Oct. 16. 52-inch Samsung Flat Screen at 663 Stevenson Road, Oct. 18. Playstation 3, 30 video games at 663 Stevenson Road, No. B, Oct. 17. Criminal mischief Vandalized gas meter at 476 Erlanger Road, W. No. B, Oct. 15. Vandalized Chevrolet at 500 Clock Tower Way, Oct. 18. Criminal mischief, assault Vandalized PT Cruiser GT at 455 Forest Ave., Oct. 11. Criminal possession of forged instrument Counterfeit $50 bill at 528 Buttermilk Pike, Oct. 24. Lottery influencing winning price through fraud At 794 Donaldson Road, Oct. 15. Possession of Marijuana At 472 Erlanger Road, Oct. 20. Public intoxication, possession of controlled substance Barbiturates, Lorazepam, marijuana at 2119 Woodhill Court, No. 18, Oct. 17. Rape At Crestbrook Drive, Oct. 24. Robbery $64 at 2518 Woodhill Court, Oct. 16. Theft of identity, theft Duke energy utilities at 3886 Carriage Hill Drive, E., Oct. 18. Theft Playstation game console at 3204 Crescent Ave., Oct. 8. At 3225 Talbot Ave., Oct. 8. GPS at 2320 Crestbrook Drive, No. 15, Oct. 13. Driver’s license, social security card, insurance card at 2990 Riggs Ave., Oct. 12. Orange weed eater at 3517 Mary St., Oct. 15. Ray Ban Club Master black and red sunglasses at 304 Forest Ave., Oct. 15. Kindle paperwhite at 105 McAlpin Ave., Oct. 15. Catalytic converters at 3210 Dixie Hwy., Oct. 16. Five cases of Budweiser beer at 560 Clock Tower Way, Oct. 23.

Drill bits X2, cast tee, cop tee at 500 Colck Tower Way, Oct. 24. Theft of services Water bill at 2835 Crescent Springs Road, Oct. 18. Theft, burglary Chevrolet at 4121 Fitzgerald Ave., Oct. 16. Trafficking in controlled substance Heroin at 505 Commonwealth, Oct. 17.

FORT MITCHELL Arrests/citations Jamie L. Cobb, 40, 2337 Royal Drive, No. 40, warrant, Oct. 7. Randy Moore, 38, 1041 Highway 17, possession of controlled substance/heroin, drug paraphernalia, theft of identity, Oct. 8. Anthony Kays, 31, 3328 Carlisle, failure to use signal, careless driving, driving under the influence, Oct. 8. Tina M. Stroud, 33, 9148 Evergreen Drive, possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, Oct. 8. Scott L. Green, 28, 85 Indiana Drive, suspended license, speeding, failure to produce insurance card, Oct. 14. William W. Lovelace, 23, 12 Huckleberry Hill No. 1, assault, Oct. 16. Latonia T. Cross, 21, 12 Huckleberry Hill No. 1, assault, Oct. 16. Sanda F. Toebbe, 67, 2701 Leatherwood Court, driving under the influence, careless driving, Oct. 18. Erik J. Rowekamp, 41, 35 E. 40th St., driving under the influence, suspended license, expired registration, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, Oct. 18. Tiffany Griffith, 28, warrant, Oct. 21. Jessica Schatzman, 26, 3114 Hubert Ave., careless driving, driving under the influence, resisting arrest, wanton endangerment, improper turning, Oct. 27.

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Frontline Linen 87” Sofa


Gavin 89” Reclining Sofa


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Special Orders welcome! In your home in 30 days.

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Venice 86” Sofa


Digby 80” Sofa


This Contemporary sofa features contoured arms, shaped legs , and two large accent pillows

This heirloom quality sofa features two accent pillows and Flexsteel’s patented blue steel frame

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Porter 54” TV Stand LOWEST PRICE


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Julio 87” Power Reclining Sofa Features heavy duty construction, leather everywhere you sit, and power reclining! CE-0000574005


Porter Entertainment Wall Includes 54” TV stand, two pillars, and bridge



687 1197 $LOWEST PRICE

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Kateri 6 Piece Dining Set

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30 Mattress Sets


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