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A group of students who mentor each other in the Kenton County School District continues to grow. Hanner’s Heroes, a group of older students who work with elementary school students has went from about 100 volunteers to 300 in its second year. SCHOOLS, A5

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City passes smoke ban resolution

By Regan Coomer

Crestview Hills City Council will be asking Kenton, Campbell and Boone fiscal courts to pass a smoking ban in indoor public places. The council passed a resolution urging the fiscal courts to enact the ban at the regular meeting Thursday Nov. 12. The resolution passed 4-3 with a tie break vote cast by Mayor Paul Meier. The city plans to send the resolution to all three fiscal courts. “It’s the right thing to do for the public,” Meier said. “Drinking is legal; drinking and driving is not

legal. Yes, you have a right to smoke, but you don’t have a right to smoke if it’s going to harm someone else.” Council member Thomas Moser cast one of the three dissenting votes on council. “I’m in favor of freedom and not having political people tell people what to do,” he said. “I’m not in favor of politicians telling people what to do on their private property.” The resolution was passed at the recommendation of the city’s zoning and economic development committee, which hosted a public forum Tuesday Nov. 10 for

city business owners and activist groups to weigh in on the issue. At first the city was considering passing a city-wide smoking ban, but some officials felt a ban could negatively impact businesses. “Over half of our restaurants are nonsmoking in the town center, so people do have a choice,” Meier said. “In the long run, if we can pass a ban on a regional basis I think it will make us on an even playing field with other areas like Lexington, Louisville or Cincinnati.” Chair of Northern Kentucky Action Linda Vogelpohl was pleased with the city’s decision. “I’m hopeful this may very

well be a tipping point,” she said. “One city stepping up to the plate and encouraging the fiscal court of all three counties to take action – we’re just very hopeful the counties will really move forward with this.” In a e-mail from NKYchoice on the Crestview Hills resolution, the organization stated “In an era of plans for big government-run health care, it should be no surprise that there are those who seek to use the force of government to deny people their property rights and freedom of association in the name of the ‘public good.’”

Estimated 4,000 receive H1N1 vaccine By Justin B. Duke

Around 4,000 H1N1 vaccines were given away at the vaccine clinic Nov. 14 at Walton-Verona Middle School. Although it started at 10 a.m. by 10:30 a.m. the line wrapped all the way around Walton-Verona High School, down the bus loop and up the sidewalk to WaltonVerona Middle School. “We were busy all the way through the end,” said Emily Gresham Wherle, public information officer for the Northern Kentucky Health Department. The large crowd was credited to warm temperatures and being at a more convenient time for workers. “With this being a Saturday and a nice day, it seemed like the time to do it,” said Tim Glover of Florence. Glover got in line around 9 a.m. but still met a large crowd as the earliest arrivals showed up around 6:30 a.m. The Walton-Verona clinic was the second in a series hosted by the Northern Kentucky Health


Amy Thompson comforts her 6-month-old son Charlie as he gets the H1N1 vaccine at Walton-Verona High School on Nov. 14. Department. The first was Nov. 11 at Northern Kentucky University. “We’re seeing a lot of kids and families that couldn’t do it on Wednesday,” said Walton-Vernao Middle School Principal Troy Ridener. For many standing in line, the large crowd and long wait wasn’t

a surprise. “I figured it’d be a lot,” said Sandy Briede or Erlanger. But even facing a wait of around two hours, the wait wasn’t too bad, Briede said. “It’s free and it’s pretty close,” she said. Taking care of two children,

Briede made sure they could get the vaccine. “We wanted to make sure we protect them as best we can,” she said. The next vaccine clinic will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Summit View Middle School in Independence.

Two Beechwood billboards spark debate By Jason Brubaker

A potential project involving placing two billboards, visible to I-75, on the Beechwood Independent School District’s property has stirred up a debate amongst some Fort Mitchell residents. The school board presented the idea to the city council at their Nov. 2 meeting, saying they wanted to use the billboards as a way to generate extra revenue without having to raise taxes. Since the board would need a text amendment in order to place the billboards, they requested the council submit a text amendment on their behalf to the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission.

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“We want to work together on this, because we want to be a good neighbor,” said board president Michael Dammert at the time. However, several residents turned out at the Nov. 16 meeting to voice their displeasure at the idea. “What if we have to look at these things for the rest of our life, but we only get two or three years of tax relief?” asked Joe Oka. “I’m just not sure what we’re opening ourselves up to by doing this,” he said. Ann Reis agreed, saying that allowing two billboards now could lead to more down the road. “Once a couple billboards go up, we’re going to see them all over because everyone is going to


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jump on the bandwagon,” she argued. However, Dammert and city attorney Rob Ziegler said they’ve been working on language for the potential text amendment that would be restrictive enough so as not to open the city up to other billboards. Dammert and Norton Outdoor Advertising President Tom Norton have both said that they will not accept advertising for sexuallyoriented businesses or any businesses with products or services are illegal to minors, such as drinking or gambling. Dammert also pointed out that the board has been in full cooperation with the city on the process thus far, and hasn’t tried to rush

any decisions. “This isn’t some sinister plot to infiltrate the city with billboards,” he said. “We’re just trying to help our students and save our residents some money because we don’t want to have to take the four-percent tax increase every year.” Mayor Tom Holocher said the council will vote at their next meeting on whether to send a text amendment to the NKAPC. If they do, the NKAPC would then make a recommendation on approving the amendment based on their research, and the council would have a final vote on accepting the NKAPC’s recommendation. The next regularly scheduled meeting is Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.

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Caution urged during Census By Jason Brubaker

With the 2010 U.S Census approaching, city officials have issued some suggestions to help residents avoid becoming victims of fraud or identity theft. Erlanger council member Patty Suedkamp spoke about the Census at the city’s Nov. 3 council meeting, reading aloud several tips and guidelines from the Better Business Bureau relating to the Census. Across the country, census workers and volunteers are in the process of verifying

addresses of households, and will soon begin gathering information including the names, ages, gender and race of every person in the United States. “I just think this is important for our residents to know,” said Suedkamp. “The last thing we want is for someone to become a victim here.” Since workers will soon begin knocking on doors to collect the information needed, the BBB has issued some initial tips for residents to identify if the visitor is a Census worker. All Census workers will be

identified with a badge that is worn in plain sight, and the badge will have the Census logo, as well as the U.S. Department of Commerce logo. Workers will also have a handheld computer to log the addresses, as well as a U.S. Census tote bag. “It’s important that all of our residents understand this, and it’s good we can get this information out there,” said Erlanger councilman John Dunhoft. The BBB has also advised residents to be cautious of giving out financial information. Census work-

ers may ask for basic financial information, such as a salary range, but will never ask for Social Security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. The U.S. Census Bureau also will never solicit donations, and will not contact residents through e-mail, so any emails or attachments allegedly from Census workers should not be opened. Residents are also advised not to invite anyone into their home, and to check for necessary identification before answering any questions. If any residents

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Child literacy fair

KENTON COUNTY – The Northern Kentucky Early Childhood Literacy Fair will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 21 at the Mary Ann Mongan branch of

the Kenton County Public Library, 502 Scott Blvd. The event will feature an afternoon of giveaways, helpful information for parents and childcare providers, children’s activities and concerts

by award-winning musicians Zak Morgan and Thaddeus Rex. The first 400 children will receive a free book. For ages 6 and under. A parent or guardian is required to attend.

2010 U.S. Census With workers collecting information for the 2010 U.S. Census, here’s some tips to avoid becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft. • Always ask for identification before answering any questions. Never invite someone into your home that you don’t know. • Workers may ask for basic financial information such as a salary range, but do not give out personal financial information, such as Social Security numbers feel that they have been the victim of fraud, or they see someone impersonating a Census worker, they should contact their local police department.

or bank account numbers. • Do not open e-mails or attachments allegedly from the U.S. Census Bureau. Census workers may contact residents in person or over the telephone, but will not use e-mail. • Census workers will not solicit donations. If you feel you have been the victim of fraud, or have seen someone impersonating a Census worker, contact your local police department. For more information about the Census, visit For more information about avoiding identify theft, visit

City wants residents to help support battery By Regan Coomer

The city of Lakeside Park is asking for citizen volunteers to help raise funds and organize care packages for soldiers and their families. Lakeside Park along with Taylor Mill, Crescent Springs and Villa Hills support the1st Battalion 320th Field Artillery Regiment, a part of the 101st Airborne Division based in Fort Campbell. While Lakeside Park’s Adopt-a-Unit committee has worked hard in the last year to put together care packages and plan special events for their battery, the committee has dwindled from 15 members to three, said committee chair and recreation director Libby Baker. “I need somebody to step up and help me with it,” Baker said. “A committee of 12 or 15 would do the trick – I think we can accomplish a lot with that many members,” she said. A committee member would be responsible for fundraising efforts, helping entertain the soldiers when they visit and putting together care packages. The city’s battery will most like-

ly be deployed overseas next spring, Baker said. “It is hugely gratifying when a solider tells you ‘Thank you so much.’ We should be thanking them for the sacrifices they make,” Baker said. Mayor Katherine Terwort said she hopes residents will give their time to the committee. “We want this to be as much as a success as it was last year. We need a committee to get donations,” she said. Baker hopes to expand on the care packages sent to soldiers by helping support the soldier’s wives and families as well. “We’ve gotten so close to our soldiers and met their wives. We want to do not just care packages anymore. We want to do bigger and better things for the troops,” Baker said. Baker hopes to send monetary donations or anything else the wives may need. “Those wives are holding their families together and reassuring their children that things will be OK,” she said. For more information about joining the committee, call 341-6670.

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Former Miss America Heather French Henry and her daughter, Taylor, 6, pose after dedicating the 17 gravestones at the Old Mud Church graveyard just outside Harrodsburg in September when the Sons of the American Revolution installed bronze headstones and gave the families flags. Also pictured are Simon Kenton Chapter president George McCain of Fort Wright and son Joshua McCain, along with Tom Geimeier of Burlington and Harry Geimeier of Fort Wright.

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Over 200 years ago, a straggly band of patriots fought to win independence in a new land. The result of that struggle was a new country, called the United States of America, governed by a Constitution, of the people, by the people and for the people. About 120 years ago, a group of descendants of those raggedy patriots formed a group known as the Sons of the American Revolution. That group is alive and well in America,

with chapters in all 50 states. This spring, a Northern Kentucky chapter was formed, and 23 Kentuckians who were in the Cincinnati Chapter now have their own, which they call the Simon Kenton chapter. “People who are interested can come to the meetings, which are at the Commonwealth Hilton in Florence, but to be a member, you have to be able to trace your lineage back to a Revolutionary War soldier,” said Paul Tipton, public relations person for the group. “I have traced mine back to a soldier who served with

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The Colonel Daniel Boone Color Guard, made up of members from the Simon Kenton Chapter in Northern Kentucky, sit in the Old Mud Church Graveyard just outside Harrodsburg, Ky. Seventeen patriot graves were marked with bronze headstones purchased by the Veterans Administration and installed by the Kentucky Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. The ceremony was in September, and family members representing the patriots were given flags. Washington,” he said. The group numbers 25 now, and at least 14 more are working on their genealogy in preparation of joining. Many of the men are interested in history, and some are interested in genealogy as well, which makes them a good fit for the Sons of the Revolution. “I was involved with genealogy for 40 years, and that will take you into all these different groups,” explained Tom Geimeier of Burlington, who will be the incoming president in December. “The Sons of the American Revolution interested me very much, and I have been a member since 2002. In the group we are all compatriots.” George McCain of Fort Wright, the current president, was curious when he was helping his wife research her lineage in order to be a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and thought he would try and trace his back to see where it led him. “The funny thing about the DAR is that they formed after we did, but almost everybody has heard of the DAR, whereas the SAR is much less known,” McCain said with a laugh. “The story is that all the


Harry Geimeier of Fort Wright, Tom Geimeier of Burlington and President George McCain of Fort Wright stand with the Kentucky Society president Tom Higgins during a dedication ceremony for 17 patriot graves just outside Harrodsburg, Ky., in September. wives were sitting around waiting for their husbands to finish their meeting of the SAR, and they decided to form their own group. But they had better PR people, until now.” The Sons of the American Revolution have three main objectives: To be patriotic, historical and educational. All of their activities are geared around those objectives. To that end, the group tries to honor all Revolutionary soldiers by recognizing and decorating their graves, and keeps a record of their location, dedication

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and condition. They also help local Veterans Administration Medical Facility Veterans Volunteer services in their assistance of hospitalized veterans. In schools, the group promotes good citizenship qualities by stressing dependability, cooperation, leadership, patriotism and cleanliness of speech and habit. They offer awards and scholarships and sponsor essay contests. “The intent is to recognize good citizenship and patriotism, and remind us all of our heritage and the sacrifices of our ancestors, whether they immigrated in 1740 or 1980,” said Geimeier. “We want young people to be interested.” In the pledge of the SAR, it states that “we, the descendants of the heroes of the American Revolution, who by their sacrifices established the United States of America, reaffirm our faith in the principles of liberty and our Constitutional Republic, and solemnly pledge ourselves to defend them against every foe.” Get details at www., or by calling George McCain at 331-8309, or Tom Geimeier at 586-8424.

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Talkers, Nick Thelen, Alexander Tilford, Ryan Toler, Eric Torres and J. Chase Zimmer.

First Honors Freshmen

First Honors Juniors

Blake Bir, Kevin Boerger, Andrew Brueggeman, John Frisch, Justin Griffith, Noah Gripshover, Brendan Groneck, Christian Howard, J. William Huber, Mitchell Humphrey, Jacob Kaiser, Daniel Klosterman, Nikolaus Knipper, Grant Lyons, Jeffrey Molony, Casey Moore, Cameron Murphy, Donald Powell, Benjamin Reis, Cole Restle, Ross Rohling, Andrew Sander, Joseph Schaefer, Benjamin Schweitzer, Daniel Shumate, Cameron Stansberry, Zachary Stegman, Justin VanDusen, Samuel Wehrman, Nicholas Wessels, Norbert Wessels and Maxwell Williamson.

First Honors Sophomores


Tim Hanner asks members of Hanner’s Heroes to give Shining Stars Mentors and One-to-One reading coaches a hand at their monthly meeting Monday Nov. 16 at Simon Kenton High School. The program pairs up high school mentors and coaches with elementary school students who need a little extra help with a particular subject. Hanner’s Heroes has grown from 100 students at the end of last school year to 300 now.

Mentoring program reaches 300 mark

Hanner’s Heroes membership has tripled since the Kenton County School District started the reading coaching and mentoring program one year ago. About 200 students are Shining Star Mentors working at least 35 minutes a week with elementary children grades one through three and 107 work weekly with students specifically on improving reading skills. Reading coaches were trained in the Reading One-to-One program by district administrators. “It’s student driven, student lead and student empowered,” said Superintendent Tim Hanner. “It shows when you give students an opportunity to do positive work and make a difference they’ll take advantage of it in pos-

Reading coaches were trained in the Reading One-to-One program by district administrators. itive ways.” There are now heroes in every elementary school. Hanner’s Heroes choose which school they’d like to go to mentor. Many choose to mentor or coach at the elementary school they attended, said program coordinator Sara Callahan. “It’s just so exciting. They email me and say ‘I want to make a difference at the school where I went,’” Callahan said. Scott High School student Alicia Beach said she loves coaching reading at Taylor Mill Elementary School. “It helps me get involved in

Fort Wright First Honors

Stephen McMurtry William McMurtry

Second Honors Whitney Ash Chris Becker

Park Hills First Honors

Villa Hills

Second Honors

Serena Amlie Michelle Schulte

Hannah Griese Anna Matchinga Eddie Hewett

Edgewood First Honors

Kelly Bilz Manh Le Lily Rodgers Peter Rodgers Malory Thelen Michael Zalla Nicholas Zalla

Second Honors

Alec Birmingham EJ Schroeder Annelise Standiford

First Honors

Second Honors Vance Perlmutter

Crescent Springs First Honors

Mitchell Blewett Ben Cady Alexa Mitchell

Second Honors

Michael Blewett Elizabeth Morrison

Joseph Bernhard, Tanner Coyne-Chailland, Brian Fagel, Alexander Flynn, Grant Guess, Tyler Hoefinghoff, Paul Kleier, Clinton Massie, Michael Maurer, Dominic Michels, Dylan Neff, Matthew Rolf, Stephen Schafer, Eric Schieman, Brayden Schlagbaum, Austin Schroder, Corey Severson, Casey Stewart, Kyle Surace, D. Nick Weber and Kurt Wittmer.

Second Honors Sophomores

Nick Ackley, Colin Alig, Andrew Bamberger, Sean Baute, Michael Best, Quinn Birch, Timothy Connaughton, Mitchell Dehlinger, Ryan Dickman, Ian Dollenmayer, Michael Helton, Jacob Henderson, Mitchell Jacobs, Kevin Jeffrey, Kyle Kathman, Sean Kiely, Adam Mardis, Patrick McGlade, Bryan Metzger, Scott Monahan, David Moser, James Nutter, Garret Olen, Ryan Panoushek, Hunter Pasek, Blake Perkins, Eric Schneider, Edward Sketch, Austin Stetter, Benjamin Stetter, Evan

Taylor Mill since that’s where I want to teach. I feel in love with teaching when I went there. I decided to be a teacher in first grade and I haven’t changed my mind since,” she said. Last year Beach was a reading coach to a third grader who had trouble taking his grade level reading test. Eventually, with Beach’s help, he passed. “I see him sometimes. It’s really cool when he comes up to me and talks to me. He’s not shy anymore,” Beach said. Success Academy Student Adam Eversole, a reading coach, said he’s already seen improvement in his third grade student. “We’re a big influence on them. We can show them the right direction not only in reading, but also to take school very seriously so their future will be a lot better,” he said.

Alexander Emerson, Alexander Glavan, Daniel Gregory, Matthew Jeffrey, Khang Le, Cory Matsko, Joshua Moorman, Andrew Schult and Kevin Wagner.

Second Honors Juniors

Matthew Baker, John Bayer, Nicholas Bessler, Reid Butler, Andrew Etling, Jack Grosser, Seth Grothaus, Samuel Groundhoefer, Austin Hudepohl, Andrew Kendall, Neil Kennedy, Connor Maschinot, Jacob Matracia, Nicholas Meier, Jonathan Miller, Brett Riedinger, Brandon Rozanski, J. Leo Schaefer, Jordan Seitz, William Stengle, Kevin Tillman, Troy Timmerman, Mitchell Wendling, Aaron Wilson and Nathan Zembrodt.

First Honors Seniors

Brian Baxter, Jason Bessler, Evan Birch, Brandon Bosch, Ryan Cahill, Joel Cerimele, Michael Cerimele, Trevor Collinsworth, Jon Connor, Brian Ebenschweiger, John Fagel, Wesley Fowler-Johnson, Christopher Garnick, Chrisitan Gerwe, Louis Hehman, Cole Heimbrock, Brandon Kanter, Joshua Krems, Jacob Litmer, Christopher Meier, Alex Menne, Benjamin Neltner, Michael Rabe, Alexander Ruehl, Benjamin Schieman, Brennan Schlagbaum, Marc Schuler, Logan Siemer, Matthew Smith, Michael Sutton and Joel Winnike.

Second Honors Seniors

William Ammerman, Tyler Arlinghaus, Michael Biecker, Taylor Butler, Sam Collins, Elliott Comfort, Kevin Connaughton, Cody Couch, Kevin Crush, Paul Cusick, Matthew Dorman, Brayden Erpenbeck, Trey Evans, Cameron Flick, Ben Frisch, Zachary Fugate, Joseph Graue, Connor Graves, Evan Haag, Theodore Hays, Michael Huffmyer, Grant Irons, Zachary Jacob, Travis Jameson, Franklin Kremer, Andrew Mairose, Kevin Morrison, Colin O’Connell, Daniel Ott, Stephen Otte, Winston Rauch, James Roebker, Leonard Rowekamp, Stephen Ruh, Matthew Stark, Kevin Staverman, Daniel Sullivan, Noah Terry, Peter Thomas, Jacob Toebben, Robert Walsh, Adam Warning and Stephen Wilson.


Drummer boy

Third-grader, Mikey Blaine, beats a drum while on a field trip to the Imago Earth Center to celebrate Native Americans.

HONOR ROLL Below are the names of students who achieved first or second honors at Covington Latin School during the first quarter:


Following is the first-quarter honor roll at Covington Catholic.

Second Honors Freshmen


COVINGTON CATHOLIC HONOR ROLL Robert Beatrice, Ryan Bowman, Tanner Fangman, Adam Goddard, Drew Grefer, Christian Gruner, Chad Hayden, William Henry, Alex Hodge, Clay Jackson, Joseph Kendall, Bradley Knochelmann, Liem Le, Kyle Massie, Clint Noble, William Nutter, Nicholas Otte, Sawyer Pauly, Andrew Schwartz, James Stratman, Zachary Tobler, Nathan Wainscott, Brandon Ward, Jonathan Wessels and Samuel Williamson.

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Fort Mitchell First Honors Justin Simms

Second Honors Emma Ganshirt George Rice

Lakeside Park First Honors

Alexandra Trunnel

Second Honors Alexis Bosley Kevin Burridge Patrick Burridge

Crestview Hills Second Honors

Brendan Connelly Patrick Stewart

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Thomas More faculty, staff increase annual giving Thomas More College is pleased to announce that its faculty and staff have increased monetary contributions to its annual giving campaign by 15.45 percent over the last academic year with 99 percent participation, an increase of 2.5 percent over the last academic year. The majorityof the money raised from this annual campaign goes towards the Annual Fund in support of student scholarships. “Our faculty and staff demon-

strated their commitment to providing needed funds to those students who want to attend Thomas More but because of the tough economy, may need a little extra assistance to realize their dreams of attending here,” noted Cathy Silvers, Vice President of Institutional Advancement. “Giving to others is the most powerful thing we can do for others and for ourselves, and we are very grateful to our faculty and staff for their participation.”

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On to the playoffs

A La Salle High School graduate Aaron Osborne goal off an assist from Joey Tensing, a Mount Healthy High School graduate, just 7:50 into the Nov. 8 game proved to be all Thomas More College needed on Sunday, as the top-seeded Saints (17-21) captured their first-ever PAC Men’s Soccer Championship with a 1-0 home victory over third-seeded Washington & Jefferson College at The Bank of Kentucky Field. With the win, the Saints secured the PAC’s automatic bid to the 2009 NCAA Division III Playoffs. Thomas More held a narrow 14-12 shot advantage over W&J, while the Presidents maintained a 6-5 margin in corner kicks. Thomas More sophomore GK Zack Lawson made three saves in the shutout victory over the Presidents, while W&J freshman GK Simen Myrum (Lillehammer, Norway) stopped five shots in defeat.

Stellman leads Saints

Thomas More senior quarterback Trevor Stellman, a Connor High School graduate, threw three touchdown pass and had 310 all-purpose yards to lead the 10th-ranked Thomas More College football team to a, 21-12, win over Geneva College, Nov. 7, on Senior Day. With the win the Saints improved to 8-0 on the season. The Saints took a 7-0 lead with 6:53 to play in the second quarter when Stellman connected with freshman wide receiver Austin Studer, a Campbell County High School graduate, on a five-yard touchdown pass and junior place kicker junior Dustin Zink, a Newport Central Catholic High School graduate, added the point-afterattempt. Thomas More retook the lead with 9:15 to play in the third quarter when Stellman connected with senior tight end Jeff Brinck, an Elder High School graduate, on a fiveyard touchdown pass and Zink added the PAT. Thomas More closed out the scoring with 9:06 to play in the game when Stellman connected on a nine-yard touchdown pass to defensive end Justin Smith, a Newport Central Catholic grad, and Zink added the PAT for the 21-12 win. Offensively, the Saints were led by Stellman, who was 16-of-22 passing for 204 yards and three touchdowns and also had 16 rushes for 106 yards. Senior wide receiver Chris Farley, an Elder grad, had four catches for 104 yards, while Studer had five catches for 62 yards and one touchdown and Brink had two catches for 19 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, the Saints were led by senior linebacker Brad Steinmetz, who had a game-high 14 tackles, including 11 solo and two and a half for a loss. Junior defensive back Aaron Monk, an Elder grad, added eight tackles and a fumble recovery and senior linebacker Brandon Kohrs, a Newport Central Catholic grad, had seven tackles, including one for a loss and one fumble recovery.

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Beechwood takes care of business By Adam Turer

Simon Kenton 39, DuPont Manual 29

The Beechwood Tigers (8-4) took care of business in the first two rounds of the Class 1A state playoffs and now face district rival Bellevue (9-3) for a chance to advance to the state semifinals. The teams squared off Oct. 23 at Bellevue in a muddy quagmire and Beechwood ground out a 20-8 win. That game decided the district championship. Even more is on the line when the teams meet again Friday, Nov. 20 at Beechwood. The Tigers defeated their first two postseason opponents, Trimble County and Eminence, by a combined score of 112-0. A regular season schedule filled with bigger teams like Covington Catholic, Dixie Heights, and Highlands helped prepare Beechwood for Class 1A competition. According to Beechwood head coach Noel Rash, the lopsided scores in the opening rounds are not a reflection on the competition, but a reflection of how his team


Dixie Heights sophomore running back Seth Bruns carries the ball on a kickoff return against Highlands’ in the Colonels’ season-ending 5A playoff loss Nov. 13.

The Simon Kenton Pioneers were tested early and often in their secondround playoff matchup with Louisville’s DuPont Manual. The Pioneers held on for a 39-29 victory to advance to the regional final. The Pioneers trailed in the second quarter before taking a one-point lead into the locker room at halftime. Zach Kaiser scored the


Beechwood junior Josh Smith leaps to catch a pass from Matt Rigdon in the first half of Beechwood’s 58-0 playoff win over Eminence Nov. 13. Smith would break a tackle and run for a 55-yard touchdown. has performed. “We have had more than enough tests during the regular season,” Rash said. “We could have been tested these past two games, but our kids performed extremely well.” After facing teams with bigger and deeper rosters during the regular season, the Tigers now face opponents dealing with the same disadvantages the Tigers must deal with, being in the smallest class of schools in the state. Most of the Tigers, especially the linemen, play on both sides of the ball. At this point in the season, their opponents are similarly stretched thin. “Our guys up front play both offense and defense, but so does the competition now,” Rash said. “This is when our mental toughness and conditioning really come into play.” The Tigers used a balanced offensive attack to oust Eminence 58-0. Matt Rigdon passed for four

touchdowns and ran for two more. The Tigers passed for 209 yards and rushed for 185, while the defense held Eminence to 105 total yards of offense. This week the defense will need to contain Bellevue running back Ricky Buckler, who has rushed for a school-record 2,689 yards this season. “It always comes back to the simple things,” Rash said. “Run the ball well and stop the run.” Both Rash and Bellevue head coach Dave Eckstein will likely make some minor adjustments based on the first meeting between the teams this season, but do not expect any surprises. Bellevue wants to run the ball; Beechwood wants to stop the run. Rigdon is a dangerous playmaker with his arm and his legs and has help from Joe Colosimo in the backfield. If the weather holds up, these teams should put up a lot more than the combined 28 points scored in their first meeting.

Beechwood has its sights set on a third straight state championship, but all the focus is on getting past Bellevue for the second time this season. “It’s always hard to beat somebody twice in the same season,” Rash said. “You have to challenge yourself this time of year. I feel good about how we’re playing right now.”

Johnson Central 51, Covington Catholic 32

Johnson Central rushed for 562 yards to eliminate the Colonels from the Class

game’s first points on a 90-yard interception return and helped the Pioneer defense hold Manual scoreless in the final quarter. Miles Simpson rushed for three second-half touchdowns. He finished with 131 yards on 25 carries, 122 yards in the second half. The Pioneers (11-1) advance to face Louisville St. Xavier (11-1), the topranked Class 6A team in the state Friday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Louisville. 5A playoffs for the second straight year. Brayden Erpenbeck led the Colonels with 175 yards passing and 108 rushing. The Colonels finished the season 6-6.

Highlands 49, Dixie Heights 0

The Colonels’ season ended at the hands of the Class 5A juggernaut. The Bluebirds returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown and never looked back. Dixie Heights finished the season 5-7.


Beechwood senior Jacob Maus leaps to catch a touchdown from Matt Rigdon on fourth down during Beechwood’s 58-0 playoff win over Eminence Nov. 13.

Tigers commit to D-I college pools By James Weber

It will be hard to improve on their junior seasons, but two Beechwood High School senior swimmers will aim to do just that before making the proverbial splash into Division I college pools. Tiger standouts Shane Coltharp and Krissie Brandenburg signed letters of intent with top college programs Nov. 12. Coltharp will stay a Tiger, committing to Louisiana State University. Brandenburg signed with the University of Louisville. “The recruiting process was really hard,” Coltharp said. “I went to visit five schools and thought I fit in

best with LSU’s team. They’re looking to move up. They’ve had some great recruiting classes and the future is looking good.” Brandenburg originally committed with Arizona before switching to the closer-to-home Cardinals. “I really love the coaches and I clicked with the team really well,” she said. “They have a great engineering school. Having that scholarship pay for my fifth year will really help.” Both Tigers endeared themselves to college coaches with outstanding junior campaigns. Both won a pair of state titles last February. Coltharp won the boys’

Beechwood senior Shane Coltharp signs to swim for Louisiana State University Nov. 12.

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Beechwood senior Krissie Brandenburg signs to swim for the University of Louisville Nov. 12.

200-yard individual medley and 500 freestyle. Brandenburg won the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke, setting state records in both events. She also set the state record in the 50 freestyle while swimming the first leg of the 200 relay. She was the female swimmer of the meet.

The state titles culminated a lucrative career of conference and regional titles. Coltharp has four individual regional titles and Brandenburg six. “I’m very proud of them,” said Beechwood head coach Amanda Johnson. “They’ve worked so hard. They perform in the classroom as


well. They’re great leaders.” They have helped the Tigers win the combined regional team championship two years in a row. “I’m excited about this year,” Coltharp said. “We have a great team and I’m looking forward to it. We’re getting better every single year.”

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Colonels finish 2nd in close finish By James Weber

Notre Dame Academy junior Mary List poses with her state medal and KHSAA commissioner Brigid DeVries after the Class 3A state cross country meet Nov. 14 at the Kentucky Horse Park.


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Covington Catholic senior Stephen Schwab (left) runs in the Class 2A state cross country meet Nov. 14 at the Kentucky Horse Park. In 3A girls, Notre Dame junior Mary List medalled with a 14th-place finish. In 1A, Villa Madonna placed third in the boys’ meet. Pete Miller and Ryan Laber won individual medals by finishing in the top 15.


Villa Madonna (3rd): 8. Pete Miller 16:59, 12. Ryan Laber 17:11, 25. Michael Kresge 17:37, 59. Brent Lamping 18:20, 62. Scott Wright 18:27, 134. Ben Ferrell 19:55, 167. Evan Angus 20:43. Covington Latin: 27. John Deis 17:39.

1A girls

Villa Madonna (5th): 19. Kiley Stoll 21:10, 20. Elena Hamilton 21:10, 30. Melissa Cunha 21:30, 36. Katie Miller 21:41, 63. Monica Pence 22:39, 81. Jessa Plattner 23:30, 117. Sarahmarie Specht Bird 25:03.

2A boys


Dixie Heights senior Ryan Smith runs in the Class 3A state cross country meet Nov. 14 at Kentucky Horse Park.

Covington Catholic (2nd): 4. Stephen Schwab 17:01, 10. Kevin Crush 17:14, 24. James Simms 17:49, 28. Matthew Smith 18:03, 41. Brayden

3A boys

Dixie Heights: 8. Ryan Smith 16:28. Scott: 110: Brett Pierce 18:18.

3A girls

Notre Dame (8th): 14. Mary List 19:47, 48. Carly Scheper 20:48, 57. Morgan Stenger 20:57, 82. Megan Good 21:27, 94. Katie Marshall 21:44, 96. Lauren Lentsch 21:49, 141: Brenna Schutzman 22:33. Dixie Heights (13th): 32. Lyndsey Wehage 20:14, 55. Courtney Hutchison 20:55, 100. Sarah Moore 21:52, 128: Caitlin Brown 22:18, 152: Ally Tekulve 22:45, 159: Mary Conti 22:58, 162: Emily Cottingham 23:05. Simon Kenton: 69. Morgan Yocum 21:14.

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The strain on the runners for the Covington Catholic cross country team was visible. Seniors Kevin Crush and James Simms had to stay in the finish area for several minutes after the 2A state championship meet. Battling fatigue and dehydration, they both sat in chairs for a while, and Simms at one point had to lie on the ground as trainers checked him out. Both runners were fine by the awards ceremony as they collected a state runner-up finish Nov. 14 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The Colonels scored 90 points to 81 for champion South Oldham. North Oldham was third with 95 points. “We knew it would be razor close,” CovCath head coach Pat Anneken said. “We could have run this race 20 times and had three different finishes. The complexion of the race changed dramatically with each mile. Really it was a battle of who could finish the toughest.” Senior Stephen Schwab led the Colonels, and Crush also medalled in 10th place. Anneken was proud of the team’s effort. The Colonels won the regional title the past two years. “It’s been a long time

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Thomas More College senior linebacker Brandon Kohrs, a Newport C e n t r a l Catholic High School graduate, was named to the ESPN The Magazine Kohrs Academic All-District IV First Team Nov. 5. by the College Sports Information Directors of America. As a first team selection, Kohrs advances to the Academic All-American ballot. Kohrs, a three-time Academic All-District honoree, carries a 3.85 grade point average in biology. After eight games he was third on the team in tackles with 48 (24 solo, 24 assisted), including five for a loss and two sacks and has an interception and a force fumble.

Volleyball season ends

Before defeating Thiel College in the championship, Thomas More volleyball team defeated No. 4 Washington & Jefferson 3-1, 24-26, 25-22, 25-12, 25-13, Nov. 7. The top-seeded Thomas More College Saints volleyball team split the first two tight sets with the Washington and Jefferson Presidents, before taking control in the final two sets to advance to the PAC Championship on Saturday. For Thomas More, sophomore Brandi Corbello, a Boone County High School graduate, led the way with 17 kills and 16 digs, while junior

Lindsay Svec, a Seton High School graduate and sophomore Katie Sullivan, also a Seton grad, each added 13 kills. Sophomore Emily Bohman set up 47 assists, while sophomore OH Aimee Ryan, a Notre Dame Academy graduate, added 10 kills and four solo blocks. Then, the Thomas More College volleyball team fell, 31, to St. Mary’s University Nov. 12, in the first round of the Central Regional of the NCAA Division III Volleyball Tournament hosted by Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. St. Mary’s won by the scores of 23-25, 25-21, 25-20 and 27-25. With the loss the Saints end the season at 28-11 overall. Offensively, the Saints were led by Corbello, who had 10 kills. Sophomore outside hitter Aimee Ryan, a Notre Dame Academy graduate, added eight kills, while Svec and Bohman each had six kills. Bohman also finished with 32 sets assists and three service aces. Defensively, Svec and Ryan each finished with three total blocks. Freshman defensive specialist Danilee Beckenhaupt, a Seton grad, led the team with 19 digs, while freshman outside hitter Hanna Lietz, a Seton grad, had 12 and Bohman and Corbello each added 10. The NCAA Tournament appearance was the Saints’ ninth since joining the NCAA IN 1990.

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Is “Sesame Street” still relevant today, 40 years after its television debut? Why or why not? Do you have any favorite memories of the show? “Sesame was great for my kids and now my grandchildren are learning from and relating to it as well. I like the way this show uses music to enhance learning. I relate most to Oscar the Grouch.” G.G. “Ever since they bowed to political correctness and sent ‘Cookie Monster’ off into the twilight they lost me!” C.J.W. “Sesame Street is still relevant because teaching our youngest learners the basics of reading, math and good behavior never goes out of style. I love that the characters that kept me entertained are still around to entertain my children. The addition of new characters has allowed it to stay current while maintaining the same, loving format we enjoyed years ago. I cried when Big Bird told us that Mr. Hooper had died. No kids show today would take on the tough topic of death or some of the other issues they've handled over the years.” J.H.

Next question: Do you plan to participate in “Black Friday” shopping the day after Thanksgiving Day. Why or why not? If so, how early do you go? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. “The mission is the same today as it was then. There are still kids who are being educated by it. Plus it has a following of people who grew up on it and are raising kids today. I always loved the skits with the aliens ... yep yep yep.” A.H. “Sesame Street was a big part of my twin granddaughters’ life. Courtney was very seriously attached to Grover and Sarah was attached to Big Bird. When Courtney had surgery on her left leg, so did Grover. They both came out of surgery sporting a beautiful pink cast on their left leg. Big Bird and Grover made a surprise visit on their fifth birthday and Sarah was frightened so that ended her relationship with him. But at almost 21 years old I am sure Grover is still in someone’s memory. P.S. I dressed as Cookie Monster myself in a Shriner parade 20 years ago and won a prize for our organization.” I.K.

Discover Kentucky’s hunting heritage My brother from Ohio asked me the other day, “John, what’s a deer camp?” In the days of Daniel Boone, a hunting camp was a time when men left home for hunting grounds to harvest meat for the year. Though deer camps have changed in modern times, I am happy to report the tradition is alive and well here in Northern Kentucky. Retired Secret Service Agent and President of the Rabbit Hash Sportsmen Association Bill Murphy is somewhat of a modern day Daniel Boone in today’s deer camps. He has been known to travel from camp to camp enjoying the camaraderie and tall tales around the campfire and offering younger hunters a bit of advice. Rumor has it a bit of “Kentucky brown” is consumed during these evenings. For these Kentucky hunters, mid-November is a special time of year. The air is crisp, trees are ablaze with color and the state’s main deer hunting season has arrived. Every teenage boy hopes that this is the year his dad will say he is old enough to go deer hunting with the men. In many families, hunting brings parents and children closer together. It provides an opportunity to teach responsibility, patience, focus and an appreciation of the natural world. Our state owes many thanks to the sportsman who help care for our state’s land and our wildlife populations, as well as for their efforts to ensure that time-tested values are passed down from generation to generation. Nov. 14 was start of modern gun deer hunting season in Boone, Kenton and Gallatin coun-

ties, as well as other counties in the northern part of the state. It is a reminder to many Kentuckians of how fortunate we are to State Sen. live in a state John with such splenSchickel did beauty and a b u n d a n t Community wildlife. Recorder Kentucky guest enjoys a tradicolumnist tion of hunting, and the beauty of our land and forests is no doubt a big reason why hunting traditions endure. Kentucky’s deer population is one of our state’s success stories. There was a time almost 100 years ago when there were less than 1,000 deer in Kentucky. We have more whitetail deer in Kentucky today than in the time of Daniel Boone. Wise wildlife management practices sustained over the course of years brought the population back to the point where Kentucky is today a top location for trophy whitetail deer. Modern gun deer season in our part of the state lasts until Nov. 29. Late muzzleloader season lasts from Dec. 12 -20. As always, hunters are required to wear orange hats and vests and should review the state’s hunter education requirements. Hunter education is required for Kentucky hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1975. For more information, view the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Web page at State Sen. John Schickel of Union serves in the Kentucky Senate.


Saluting veterans

The Elsmere Honor Guard performs at 21-gun salute during a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 10 at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Burlington. The honor guard is comprised of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6423 and American Legion Post 20.

Spraying firewood is not effective Question: I think there are bugs and spiders coming out of my firewood, since I keep finding them near the fireplace. Is there something I can spray the wood with to kill the bugs in it? Answer: This is the season when many homeowners begin to burn firewood. Firewood is a source of warmth and comfort, but can also be a way for pests to enter homes. Most pests living in firewood pose no harm to people, furniture, or to the structure. Nonetheless, homeowners often become concerned when critters emerge from wood that is brought indoors, and crawl or fly about the house. Several types of insects dwell within firewood. Termites, wood boring beetles, and carpenter ants often tunnel and feed within the logs, but upon emergence, usually will not infest structural wood or furniture indoors. Other kinds of pests hide or overwinter beneath the bark. Examples include centipedes, ground beetles, sowbugs, pillbugs, spiders, scorpions and wood

cockroaches. Typically, they emerge within a few days or weeks of the wood being brought indoors. For the most part they are Mike Klahr harmless other Community than the distress by their Recorder caused mere presence. columnist Control of firewood pests is best accomplished by management of the firewood itself. Spraying/dousing the wood with insecticides is not necessary, effective nor recommended, and could produce harmful vapors when the wood is burned. A better plan is to: 1. Store firewood outdoors, only bringing in what you plan to burn immediately or within a few hours. Storing firewood for extended periods inside the home, garage or basement allows pests in the wood to emerge within the structure. Firewood stacked

indoors can also become a harborage for rodents. 2. Position the woodpile away from the house and off the ground. Firewood stacked against the side of a building impedes ventilation and encourages moisture problems. Storing wood in this manner also provides a direct, hidden avenue for termites and carpenter ants into the building. Stacking firewood off the ground (e.g., on poles suspended between concrete blocks) increases air circulation and drying. 3. Burn older wood first. This shortens the time during which pest infestations can become established. 4. Shake or knock logs together outside to dislodge any pests clinging to loose bark. Don’t forget to also check bottoms of log carriers, since pests often crawl into these when the logs are transported into the home. The occasional insect emerging from firewood can easily be eliminated using a broom or a vacuum. Mike Klahr is the Boone County Extension Agent for Horticulture.


National honors

Twenty seven juniors at Villa Madonna Academy High School were inducted into the National Honor Society during a candle-lit ceremony on Nov. 2. New NHS members are: Ben Conniff, Erin Deye, Abby Gerst, Elena Hamilton, Cecily Kennedy, Hannah Knochelmann, Ryan Laber, Eric Lamping, Kate Landen, Hawken Lord, Connor Louis, Payton Lutz, Corey Martin, Lauren Mikhail, Anna Neikirk, Kendra Newman, Jessa Plattner, Katie Ransdell, Jacob Schubert, Alexis Simpson, Ben Smith, Sarahmarie Specht-Bird, Caroline Spicker, Matt Stapleton, Lauren Vennefron, Lauren Wagner, and Kimberly Yocom. Here new members Hawken Lord and Connor Louis sign the NHS enrollment book.

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Wayne Beckwith, a volunteer at the Boone County Arboretum, is interested in environmental issues.

Beckwith volunteers at arboretum The Boone County Arboretum has a strong volunteer program to help maintain the grounds enjoyed by everyone in Boone County. The volunteer program consists of all levels of gardening skills and commitment. One strong volunteer in our program is Wayne Beckwith of Erlanger. Beckwith is a world traveler and when he is home, makes time to volunteer at the arboretum. Beckwith is interested in various environmental issues and likes to do his part to make a difference. From planting bulbs in the fall to working with students to spread a message of conservation, he is always eager to help. The Boone County

Arboretum is just one place he volunteers. You can also find Beckwith at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, The Cincinnati Museum Center, and Action Ministries in Covington. Some projects that Beckwith has helped with this year include pruning trees along the walking paths, sculpting the bamboo collection, and working to remove invasive species from the arboretum. To find out how you can volunteer at the arboretum, please visit Catch a Star recognizes people who go the extra mile in volunteering or in customer service at their business. To make a nomination, send an email to


Trains back on track

The Holiday Toy Trains (pictured) are back at the Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington. A holiday favorite, the exhibit features over 250 feet of track. The museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information on the exhibit and the museum itself, visit or call 491-4003. The Behringer-Crawford Museum is located at 1600 Montague Road.

Lighting up the Levee

More than one million lights will illuminate Newport

on the Levee’s exterior riverwalk during the holiday light show, “Light Up the Levee.” During the show, which can be seen daily through Jan. 10, lights dance in synchronization to holiday music. Light shows will take place every 20 minutes beginning at 6:10 p.m. and will end with the last show at 11:50 p.m. For more information, visit

Ryle High Craft Show

Approximately 175 craft vendors will be at the Ryle High School Craft Show from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets for Friday are $8 (includes readmission for Saturday) and must be bought in advance at the school. Tickets for Saturday are $3 and can be bought at the door. For more information, call 384-5300. Ryle High School is located at 10379 Highway 42.

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The Kenton County Motor Car building in Independence was caught on a 1938 home movie that features scenes of downtown Independence, Independence High School and more. The Historic Preservation subcommittee of the Independence Strategic Action Committee are looking for photos, newspaper clippings and memories from long-time residents of the city to aid in the Independence History Project, an effort to preserve the city’s past.

Memories, photographs, wanted for city’s history project By Regan Coomer

Share stories, memories and photos of old-time Independence at the library later this month. The William E. Durr branch of the Kenton County Library will host Memories of Independence, a program that gives residents the chance to tell their stories about the city and view a home movie from the ‘30s, at 1 p.m. Sunday Nov. 22. The program is part of a larger history project the historic preservation subcommittee of the Independence Strategic Action Committee (ISAC) has been working on for the past year and a half. Eventually, historic information could be used in the future to revitalize downtown with signage or a permanent display. Mainly, the committee hopes to collect and record reminisces at the library event to ensure the city’s history isn’t lost. “We’re asking long-term residents to come out and be a part of the Independence History Project. Their help is invaluable,” said committee member Chris Reinersman. Reinersman said there was a historical society in the ‘70s with information on Independence, but it disbanded and now no one knows what happened to their collection. “We’re lacking so much historical information on the city – without them, we’re not going to find it,” he said of life-long residents. Jan Hamilton, a member of the historic preservation committee and a library employee, said there’s much history to be found in Independence. “There’s a lot of history in Independence that is going when a person passes on. This way we will have a record of it for the grandchildren,” she said. Reinersman said the committee is especially looking for information about the city from the ‘30s, ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s. “I would love to talk to anybody here prior to 1970,” he said. But he and Hamilton agree anyone who has a story about the city can be


Members of Independence High School’s basketball team were part of a movie filmed in 1938 that captures scenes of downtown Independence, Independence High School and more. The Historic Preservation subcommittee of the Independence Strategic Action Committee are looking for photos, newspaper clippings and memories from long-time residents of the city to aid in the Independence History Project, an effort to preserve the city’s past.

History Project information Memories of Independence will take place from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Durr branch of the Kenton County Public Library. A 1938 home movie of Independence will be shown at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Residents who would like to share their memories in an interview can set up a time or get more information by calling Chris Reinersman at 356-9833. Walk-ins are welcome. REGAN COOMER/STAFF

Independence residents Chris and Jeanette Reinersman, members of the Historic Preservation subcommittee, are asking long-time residents to share their memories of the city prior to the 1970s at a Memories of Independence event at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Durr branch of the Kenton County Public Library. The event is part of the committee’s long-term Independence History Project to preserve the city’s history. The Reinersmans live in a 1800s Victorian home in Independence, pictured here along with their 3-month-old granddaughter Macie Hanna. interviewed. “We will take anybody’s memories,” Hamilton said. Reinersman said the interviewees will be asked about specific spots in

Independence such as downtown, the high school and businesses. Memorabilia, photographs and newspaper clippings will also be welcome and a scanner will be set up at the library to allow residents to take everything home with them that day, Reinersman said. In addition to interviews, the committee will also be showing a home movie made in 1938. The movie shows Independence High School, the junior high and downtown. A clip of the 50minute long movie can be found on if you search “Independence, Ky.” “It gets you excited whether you’re a history buff or not,” Reinersman said.

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November 19, 2009



Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Knights of Columbus No. 3908, Father Bealer Council, 605 Lytle Ave. Includes fish, shrimp, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs and sides. Drinks available. Carry-out available. Benefits charities of Knights of Columbus #3908. $1.25$7. Presented by Knights of Columbus #3908, Fr. Bealer Council. 342-6643. Elsmere. All-You-Can-Eat Prime Rib, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Josh’s Taverne & Grill, 2477 Royal Drive, Josh’s Taverne & Grill. Regular menu and other daily special and children’s menu also available. $22.95. Reservations recommended. Presented by Josh’s Taverne & Grill. 3447850; Fort Mitchell.


Greener Living Series, 10 a.m.-noon Learn about “green” gifts and gift wrapping and how to trim holiday party waste. Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Learn easy and fun ways to “go green.”. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 692-4002; Erlanger.


The Gourmet Strip: Dining, Entertainment and Gambling, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Celebrate this mystical stretch of Dixie Highway from Covington through Florence that was know for its dining establishments such as the White Horse Tavern and Greyhound Grill; first-class entertainment at Lookout House; and illegal gambling. $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, members free. 4914003; Covington.


Black Lillies, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave. Dinner available, 6 p.m. 261-1029. Latonia.


Phil Blank Blues Band, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Chez Nora, 530 Main St. 491-8027. Covington.


Megadeth, 8 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. With Machine Head, Sucide Silence and Arcanium. The Endgame Tour. $38.50. 800-745-3000; Covington.


Fowler Creek, 10 p.m. Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 356-1440. Independence. The Black Lillies, 6 p.m. Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave. Part of first national tour by Knoxville country music group. $5. 261-1029; Latonia.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m. Bill Gemmer, director, with Jon Von Ohlen. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. 261-2365. Covington.


The Modulators, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sidebar, 322 Greenup St. Party and dance band. Free. 431-3456. Covington.


The Prince and The Pauper, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Notre Dame Academy, 1699 Hilton Drive, Performing Arts Center. $10. Tickets required, available via email. 261-4300;; Park Hills.


Angel Street, 8 p.m. Thomas More College Theatre, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Mrs. Manningham is apparently losing her mind and her husband is at his wits’ end. But all is not as it seems, as dark secrets are hidden (literally) in the attic. $10, $8 seniors, $7 students with ID. Presented by Thomas More College Villa Players. Through Nov. 21. 3415800. Crestview Hills.


American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St. Beginners welcome. $4. Presented by Northern Kentucky Bridge Club. Through March 31. 689-5743; Elsmere. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 2 1


Hot Wax Show and Dinner to Support the Troops, 6:30 p.m. American Legion Post No. 203, 3801 Winston Ave. Buffet dinner and cash bar. Show starts 8 p.m. Benefits Support the Troops Program which sends boxes of supplies on the wish lists of overseas troops. $25. Reservations required, available online. 581-3347; Latonia.


Mulled Cider, Spiced Wine and Other Warm Drinks, 2 p.m. Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd. Chef Leech prepares international warm drinks, including Wassail, Grogg, Spiced Cider and Buttered Rum. Includes drinks sampling and recipes. $20. 426-1042. Crestview Hills.


Appalachian Culture Series, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Weaving with Marlene Jump. Reservations required. Gateway Community and Technical College Edgewood Campus, 790 Thomas Moore Parkway, Student Services Center, Room E101. Series celebrates contributions of Appalachian culture. Free. 4421179. Edgewood.


Swine Flu Vaccine Clinic, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Summit View Middle School, 5002 Madison Pike, Some 8,000 doses available on first-come, firstserved basis. Pregnant women, caregivers of young children, parents with children ages 6 month-4 years. Free. Presented by Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department. 392-0678. Independence.


Holiday Toy Trains are on Track, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Largest interactive holiday train display in Northern Kentucky with more than 25 stations for children. Layout features 250 feet of track and Lionel, Marx and Plasticville toy trains and sets from past and present. Family friendly. $7, $6 seniors, $4 ages 3-17. 491-4003; Covington.


Creative Minds: Artistic Discussion, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Sam Hollingsworth: Artistic Views-A Perspective on the Evolutions of Art. $10 advance. Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St. Registration required. 431-0020. Covington.


The Gourmet Strip: Dining, Entertainment and Gambling, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. BehringerCrawford Museum, $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, members free. 491-4003; Covington.

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Phil Blank Blues Band, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Chez Nora, 491-8027. Covington.


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


New Sleepcat Band, 7 p.m. Bill Gemmer, director, with Jon Von Ohlen. Dee Felice Cafe, 261-2365. Covington.


Angel Street, 8 p.m. Thomas More College Theatre, $10, $8 seniors, $7 students with ID. 341-5800. Crestview Hills.


College Preview Day, 9 a.m.-noon, Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Administration Building. Information on how personalized attention, hands-on learning and inclusive faith community prepares you for your whole life. Free. Registration recommended. 3443332; Crestview Hills. S U N D A Y, N O V. 2 2


Karaoke, 10 p.m. Willie’s Sports Cafe - Covington, 401 Crescent Ave. Karaoke with Alecia. $1 Miller longnecks. Free. 581-1500. Covington.


Justice in a Global Economy, 10:30 a.m.noon, St. Joseph Church - Crescent Springs, 2470 Lorraine Court, Free. 341-6609. Crescent Springs.


Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington.


Dinsmore Homestead, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Dinsmore Homestead, $5, $3 ages 60 and up, $2 ages 7-17, members and ages 6 and under free. 586-6117; Burlington.


The Cincinnati Entertainment Awards will take place at the Madison Theater in Covington, Sunday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. Voting for the awards was conducted online. The event, seen here at the Emery Theatre in 2008, benefits the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation. Tickets are $18, $15 advance. Tickets available online. Call 491-2444 or visit The Madison Theater is located at 730 Madison Ave. M O N D A Y, N O V. 2 3

ART EXHIBITS PREFAB77’s Shot at from Both Sides, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. The BLDG, 491-4228. Covington. Something for Everyone, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 957-1940. Covington. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Voice of Independence Toastmasters Club Meeting, 7 p.m. William E. Durr Branch Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Open to area residents interested in improving speaking, listening, and leadership skills in supportive environment. No charge to visitors and guests. Presented by Voice of Independence Toastmasters. 802-9320. Independence.


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



Holiday Toy Trains are on Track, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 ages 3-17. 491-4003; Covington.


The Gourmet Strip: Dining, Entertainment and Gambling, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. BehringerCrawford Museum, $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, members free. 491-4003; Covington.


Sing We and Chant, 3 p.m. Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 1140 Madison Ave. Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. Music based on Gregorian chant. With Michael Chertock, pianist and KSO Chorale. $28, $23; $18 ages 60 and up, $10 students. Tickets required, available online. 431-6216; Covington.

Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 586-6101. Burlington.


ACE Beginner Tennis Lessons, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Five Seasons Country Club Crestview Hills, 345 Thomas More Parkway, Instruction on fundamentals of forehand, backhand, serve, volley and overhead. Play points and implement strategy and tactics. Includes racket. For beginner adults. Ages 18 and up. $140. Reservations required. Presented by Five Seasons Sports Club. 341-3687; Crestview Hills. T U E S D A Y, N O V. 2 4

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Cycle Series: Mixed Media Drawings and Collages by Cynthis Gregory, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 491-3942. Covington.


Holiday Toy Trains are on Track, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 ages 3-17. 491-4003; Covington.


Turkey Bash, 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Drawbridge Inn Hotel, 2477 Royal Drive, London Hall. Music by DJ Doug. Cash bar available. Family friendly. $5. 341-2800. Fort Mitchell. Thanksgiving Eve Blowout, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Party with Doghouse. $8. 426-0490. Fort Wright.



American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Elsmere Senior Center, $4. 689-5743; Elsmere.


Classic Films Program, 1 p.m. Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Friends, theater-style snacks and discussion. Free. 962-4002; Erlanger. T H U R S D A Y, N O V. 2 6


Jellyfish Gallery, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission; $20, $13 ages 2-12. 261-7444; Newport. Frog Bog, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $20, $13 ages 212. 261-7444. Newport. Holiday Light Show, 6 p.m. Newport on the Levee, Free. 291-0550; Newport.

Karaoke, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Willie’s Sports Cafe Covington, 401 Crescent Ave. With $1 Budweiser longnecks and half-price select appetizers from 10 p.m.-midnight. Free. 5811500. Covington.


The Gourmet Strip: Dining, Entertainment and Gambling, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. BehringerCrawford Museum, $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, members free. 491-4003; Covington.


Franksgiving Bash, 9 p.m. Mad Hatter, 620 Scott Blvd. $5. 888-428-7311; Covington.

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

Holiday Toy Trains are on Track, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 ages 3-17. 491-4003; Covington.


The Gourmet Strip: Dining, Entertainment and Gambling, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. BehringerCrawford Museum, $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, members free. 491-4003; Covington.


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


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

Rhonda Coullet is Vera Sanders, Christopher Marchant is Dennis Sanders, Bobby Taylor is Stanley Sanders and Tess Hartman is June Sanders in Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's production of “Sanders Family Christmas: More Smoke on the Mountain.” The comedy runs through Dec. 31 in the Playhouse’s Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre. For tickets call 513-4213888 or visit


Scrabble Rama!, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Scrabble tournament; prizes. 431-2326; Covington.


Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” will play the Aronoff Center through Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday; and at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. It is the musical story of showbiz buddies putting on a show at a Vermont inn. Tickets are $24.50-$64.50. Call 1-800-982-2787 or visit


November 19, 2009

Community Recorder


Has marriage become too frail to carry our dreams? 15 than Swedish kids born to unmarried parents. “Remember, we’re talking about the ‘avant-garde’ Swedes compared to the ‘conservative’ Americans,” Cherlin says. The bottom line is that while marriage is good for kids, it’s best when it results in a stable home. Or, as Cherlin puts it, “Many of the problems faced by American’s children stem not from parents marrying too little but rather too often.” What’s gone wrong? It would take volumes to try to assess. One factor is that most couples still embark on the marriage journey believing that “all we need is love and good sex.” Interestingly, too many still mistake infatuation and active hormones as convincing proof that love exists. Nor do they realize what else is needed even when genuine love is present. M. Bridget Brennan and Jerome L. Shen, in their book “Claiming Our Deepest Desires,” point out important elements missing in today’s new marriages: “Navigational tools of communication, conflict resolution, deep listening, willingness to admit errors and wrongdoings, a sense of humor, trust and emotional maturity are all necessary in a good and lasting marriage.” To these I would add a



A marriage relationship is a dynamic living organism undergoing various stages, cycles, rhythms and moods. Despite superficial pre-marriage “preparation courses” most go into a marriage relationship at a rather superficial level. solid sense of commitment. That’s not just a casual promise but a vow from the deepest core of ourself, that come good times or bad, we’ll both work on our relationship throughout life. A marriage relationship is a dynamic living organism undergoing various stages, cycles, rhythms and moods. Despite superficial premarriage “preparation

courses” most go into a marriage relationship at a rather superficial level. Few expect a lifetime of work. We do not know our self or our spouse as well as we think we do. And what we don’t know can hurt us. Marriage is a process of self-discovery as well as spouse-discovery. That’s why Gary and Betsy Ricucci quipped to newlyweds, “One of the

best wedding gifts God gave you was a full-length mirror called your spouse. Had there been a card attached, it would have said, ‘Here’s to helping you discover what you’re really like.’ ” Psychologically and spiritually the other human we marry is, in the truest sense, to be a helpmate in our selfawareness and growth. The process of self-discovery and spouse discovery is an unending challenge. We are either going forward, going backward, or trying to live our relationship on cruise control – which means coasting along effortlessly.

Y e t , can anything lovi n g , enduring and beautiful ever be constructed without personal effort?

Father Lou Guntzelman Perspectives

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Marriage is being scrutinized today because of its disappearing stability. So is the earth being scrutinized because of its disappearing glaciers. So is organized religion because of its disappearing congregations. Whenever crucial elements of life start fading our concern for them escalates. We worry about marriage because of its immense impact on the collective and individual welfare of society. Our country has the highest divorce rate in the world. “We divorce, re-partner and remarry faster than people in any other country,” says Andrew Cherlin, a Johns Hopkins sociologist, in his book, “The MarriageGo-Round.” A recent column in Time magazine (Aug. 24 and 31) addressed the same concern titled, “Americans Marry Too Much.” It expressed a legitimate worry about our kids, “American kids are more likely than those in other developed countries to live in a household with a revolving cast of parents, stepparents, and live-in partners moving in and out of their lives – a pattern which is definitely not good for children.” Cherlin was amazed to find out that American kids born to married couples experienced 6 percent more household disruption by age

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November 19, 2009

Rita’s readers resurrect Fern’s beloved chili Writing this column week after week never gets “old” to me. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s the sharing of recipes and stories that make it a popular read. Apparently Fern Storer, food editor at the Cincinnati Post for a very long time, had Rita the same elationHeikenfeld rship with Rita s kitchen her readers. When Pam Timme asked for Fern’s chili recipe, I had no idea the response would be so great. I figured a few of you might have a copy. Well, not only did I get a couple dozen responses; one reader offered to send me a copy of Fern’s cookbook (and I will definitely accept!). So thanks, thanks, thanks to all of you who shared recipes and stories of this unique lady. I wish I had met her. I understand she was an enthusiastic gardener, as well. I know my Mom liked Fern’s recipes, and that to me was a great endorsement. I made the chili during a demo at Macy’s on Saturday, and everyone loved the mild taste and thick consistency.

Fern Storer’s chili

Jean King, a Loveland reader, brought this in personally to me. By the way, Fern was a very detailed recipe writer.

She wanted her readers to be able to recreate her recipes without one problem. Here’s my adaptation from her 1989 cookbook. Mount Healthy reader Rob Hiller sent me the recipe, as well, along with the Cincinnati chili story Fern had as a sideline. Rob substituted 1⁄4 each ground cloves and allspice for the 6 whole called in the recipe. 1 pound ground beef (not hamburger – I used sirloin) 6 each: whole cloves and allspice, tied in cheesecloth, coffee filter, tea ball, etc. or 1 ⁄4 teaspoon each ground 1 ⁄2 of a medium-size onion, more if you like, chopped (I used about 1 cup) 1 clove garlic, finely minced, or 1⁄4 teaspoon powdered garlic or garlic salt (I used a teaspoon fresh garlic) Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon chili powder (start with 2 teaspoons) 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 28 oz. diced tomatoes 1 tablespoon brown sugar (I didn’t use) 1 ⁄4 teaspoon liquid hot pepper sauce, optional (I didn’t use) 1-2 regular size cans kidney beans with their liquid 1 ⁄2 cup dry red wine (a mellow burgundy), optional but good (I didn’t use) Cook ground beef until red color is almost gone. Add everything but beans and wine. Simmer gently and cook uncovered, about 20 minutes. Add beans and wine and


Fern Storer’s chili with Rita's homemade cheddar cheese crackers cook another 15 minutes or so. It will be fairly thick. If it becomes thicker than you like, a cup or so of water may be added. Also, if you cool and refrigerate it, you will probably need to add a little water to the amount you reheat. This will make eight to 10 generous servings.

Taffy apple salad for Thanksgiving

Reader Laurel Muhlenbruch shares this favorite recipe. She also shared a wonderful carrot cake recipe from her mother-in-law, Doris Szegda, who lives in Canandaigua, N.Y. The carrot cake is a much requested holiday and birthday cake recipe. It’s in our online version of this column at 20 oz. pineapple chunks or crushed 2 cups mini-marshmallows 2 tablespoon flour 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 11⁄2 tablespoon white or cider vinegar 1 egg, well beaten 8 oz. Cool Whip 11⁄2 cups chopped cocktail nuts

Taste of Lebanon

St. Anthony of Padua Church’s fall festival will take place noon to 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22. The church is located at 2530 Victory Parkway, East Walnut Hills. The festival will feature authentic Lebanese cuisine made by the St. Anthony of Padua parishioners. Traditional dishes such as kibbee, falafel, stuffed cabbage rolls and grape leaves, hummus, salad, and green beans and rice will be available. There will be pastries for dessert. Food items are purchased à la carte and carryout is available. Parking is free. For details, call 513-961-0120. 2 cups diced Jonathan apples, unpeeled Drain pineapple, keep juice. Mix pineapple chunks and marshmallows, refrigerate overnight. In saucepan over low heat, heat juice, sugar, flour, egg and vinegar. Stir continually and cook until thick. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

NKY raises $3.7 million for United Way critical services United Way is celebrating the commitment of donors and volunteers in Northern Kentucky who committed to supporting education, income and health by raising $3,753,341 as part of United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s annual campaign. “This is an accomplishment for our region and the people who worked together for the common good,” says campaign co-chair Mark Reitzes, president, Huntington National Bank. “This campaign relied on the task of reaching out to new donors and companies that have never before participated. We are grateful for the many people and businesses who have joined us in this effort to provide the building blocks for a better life.” Many, long supporting companies reported successful campaigns and relied on a variety of strategies to boost results: • General Cable: 9 percent increase in campaign ($261, 418 total) • Von Lehman and Company: 11 percent increase in campaign ($37,083 total) • Gateway Community and Technical College: 60 percent increase in campaign ($26,488 total) and 49 new donors • Kellogg’s: 55 percent increase in campaign ($16,271 total) • Kenton County School

District: 33 percent increase ($12,222 total) “It’s essential these companies and individuals continue to support United Way’s work in Northern Kentucky,” says Reitzes. “Our region relies on investments from many people to help youth succeed in school and life and help families and individuals achieve financial stability.” Funding decisions for local result-producing programs, services and strategic initiatives will be announced in December and implemented in January 2010. The Northern Kentucky United Way campaign is part of the overall Greater Cincinnati campaign, chaired by A.G. Lafley, chairman, The Procter & Gamble Co. The regional campaign concluded October 30 with a total of $62,025,000 raised and more than 14,700 new donors participating. Companies and individuals in Northern Kentucky still have an opportunity to support United Way. If you would like to make a personal donation to United Way but aren’t part of a workplace campaign, visit If your company is interested in running an internal campaign, please call the United Way Northern Kentucky Area Center at 859525-2600. | cincinnati



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November 19, 2009


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Dancers pictured from left to right: Emily Gilkes, Vivien LaCerda, Emma Phillips, Kaitlyn King. The four are amongst the 86 local youths performing for this year's annual “Nutcracker” production. Each hail from Edgewood and Kenton County.

Locals perform in ‘Nutcracker’ Nothing warms the holiday heart like The Nutcracker. This classic ballet certainly does for 86 children from Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky, who are preparing to kick off the 2009-10 season presentation of Cincinnati

Ballet's Frisch's presents The Nutcracker. The talented kids have been hard at work since their September audition. To put extra sparkle in this year's production, they have been rehearsing every weekend, in addition to completing

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Ninth annual Williams fundraising event Nov. 25 the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati areas. For more information about the event or to learn how even a small donation can provide critical support to families in need, contact Ken and Kate Williams at 341-5187, send an email to, or visit the website at

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Gather together and get in the spirit of Thanksgiving. Kids will feast on classics like Turkey in the Straw, Simple Gifts, Food Glorious Food, and of course it wouldn’t be a Thanksgiving concert without an Old McDonald sing-along! The whole family will be thankful they dove into this musical smorgasbord!

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To build the tradition of helping families who have experienced tragedies, the 9th Annual Kenny & Brian Williams Fund Benefit will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 25. To date, the Fund is proud to have helped over 60 families who have suffered unexpected losses or illness. However, because needs continue to grow, supporters of the Fund are dedicated to expanding their outreach to the community. The annual benefit is an opportunity for anyone who has an interest in helping families in need to contribute to these important fundraising efforts. This year’s event intends to raise significantly more funds, and the festivities promise to provide great entertainment for the attendees. The event will be held at The Marquise in Wilder, Kentucky. A ticket entitles guests to hors d’oeuvres and music for the evening as well as raffles and auctions that feature soughtafter vacation packages including an African Photo Safari and exclusive shopping sprees. Bid on trips to Cabo, Naples, and Hilton Head or edging out the competition for an exciting Notre Dame football weekend. Tables will also be stocked full of toys for children and great deals on special Christmas gifts for friends and family. All proceeds benefit The Kenny & Brian Williams Fund, which provides scholarships to young men attending and graduating from Covington Catholic High School, to grant financial aid to families who experience tragic events or illnesses, and to support general community needs in

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Community Recorder


November 19, 2009

Early Child Literacy Fair comes to library Nov. 21 and a free book for the first 400 children. Children will love Thaddeus Rex, a PBS veteran and award winning songwriter. His unique brand of high octane music and contagious enthusiasm has been hailed by the Washington Post as “part Monty Python, part Dr. Seuss” and by the L.A. Times as “a sincere celebration of reading.” He's also been known to get kids excited about reading along the way. He travels the country non-stop, readin', rockin', and even

The Kenton County Public Library and the Kenton County and Campbell County Community Early Childhood Council will host the fifth annual Early Childhood Literacy Fair on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Mary Ann Mongan Library, 502 Scott Boulevard, Covington. Young children and families will enjoy concerts by Thaddeus Rex and Zak Morgan, an appearance by the Kenton County Public Library's Booker the Reading Retriever, fun activities

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impression. Morgan's second CD, When Bullfrogs Croak, debuted at a sold-out release concert and was nominated for a 2004 Grammy. His first CD, Bloom, was met nationally with rave reviews and many prestigious awards. “Reading is an excellent gateway to other learning activities,” says Amy Schardein, early childhood specialist. “You might have

promotin' a writing contest that New York Magazine called “a more modest, kiddie version of American Idol.” Zak Morgan is a Library favorite. He performs over 200 shows a year, using music, magic, theater and comedy to encourage children to read books and exercise their imaginations. His unrestrained stage presence always leaves a lasting

a great scientific mind but you can't understand it if you can't read the text book. Music is a great way to get children excited about reading and both Zak Morgan and Thaddeus Rex know how to do that.” The free fair is funded by a grant from the Kentucky KIDS NOW initiative. Visit for more information.


12:30 p.m. – Zak Morgan concert 1 p.m. – Book giveaway begins 1-3:30 p.m. – Activities and giveaways from community agencies, face painting and balloon animals, clowns from Rainbow entertainment. 3:30 p.m. – Thaddeus Rex Concert

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Community Christ United Methodist Church in Florence will be having a church craft and fine arts bazaar Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Besides arts and crafts, there will be silent auction baskets, a bake sale and lunch available. For more information, call 525-8878. Christ United Methodist Church is located at 1440 Boone Aire Road.


The Cornerstone Church of God in Erlanger presents Christmas Mosaic by Marty Parks Dec. 10-12 at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. each night. Christmas Mosaic is a musical portrait of Christmas and also includes a live nativity. Admission is free. Inclement weather dates are Dec. 17-19. For more information, call 727-0111. The Cornerstone Church of God is located at 3413 Hillcrest Dr.

Fort Mitchell Baptist

The Fort Mitchell Baptist Church will ring in the Christmas season with a celebration of “Christmas Memories,” which is a musical presentation that will be held Dec. 5-6 at 7 p.m. each night. The concert is free to attend. For more information, call 331-2160 or email

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The Salvation Army is in need of additional sponsors for its Christmas Adopt-aFamily program. The Adopt-a-Family program provides a joyous Christmas to families and seniors in need that won’t otherwise be able to afford gifts. Families are referred to become part of the Adopt-aFamily program through the local Salvation Army Community Centers (Corps) and dozens of local agencies and schools. Those who qualify are paired with a generous sponsor (an individual, family or group), who make Christmas dreams come true.

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St. Catherine of Siena Church in Fort Thomas will host Father Donald Calloway Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Calloway will give two talks: One on his amazing conversion and the second

Kroger and the Freestore Foodbank have launched Kroger’s annual Check-Out Hunger program. Now through Dec. 31 Kroger customers are invited to purchase $1, $3 and $5 coupon available at the registers. The purchase price of each coupon will be donated directly to the Freestore Foodbank. This program has proven to be a quick and convenient way to help those in need this holiday season. “We are all sadly aware of the increasing need for assistance thousands of families in our community are facing at this time. The Freestore Foodbank works very hard to meet the demand for its services. Unfortunately, this need will certainly continue throughout the holiday season and,

St. John’s

St. John’s Congregational Church welcomed in its 12th pastor Nov. 14 in Rev. Paul M. Burden. St. John’s Congregational Church is an independent Congregational church committed to a traditional Protestant worship. St. John’s is located at 1235 Highway Avenue in Covington. For more information, contact Bob Dilts at 6091275.

St. Mary of the Assumption Parish is hosting a No Limit Texas Hold’em tournament Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Undercroft. The pre-registration cost is $60 in advance and $80 at the door. Free pizza and soft drinks will be provided. All proceeds benefit St. Mary School Scholarships. For registration forms, v i s i t Card players must be at least 18 years old to participate. The church is also looking for volunteers. For volunteer info, contact Tim Comer at 6356036. All other inquires, contact Jennifer Keller at 4480733. St. Mary Parish is located at 8246 East Main Street in Alexandria. The KY Charitable License is #143.

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The Sanity Singers will perform in a free concert, “Sing We Now of Christmas,” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Lakeside Park and at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at Latonia Baptist Church. Reservations are not required and free parking will be available at both churches. The Sanity Singers will be taking donations. For information on the group, visit Immanuel UMC is located at 2551 Dixie Hwy and Latonia Baptist is located at 38th and Church Streets.


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Teri Burgoyne

Teri Lynn Burgoyne, 55, Edgewood, died Nov. 8, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a teacher at Beech Grove Elementary School in Independence and also taught in the gifted and talented program at Park Hills Elementary. Her brother, John Burgoyne, died in 2005. Survivors include her husband, John Gregory; step-sons, Chad and Ryan Gregory, both of Sabina, Ohio; brother, Tim Burgoyne of Morning View; sisters, Tami Burgoyne of Covington and Tina Burgoyne of Cold Spring. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Edgewood Homemakers. Her husband, Logan G. Harper, died in 1994. Survivors include her daughters, Ima Jean Webb of Walton and Janice Childress of Crescent Springs; sisters, Hazel Spiers of Richmond, Ind., Wilma Thornburg of Muncie, Ind., Evelyn Louise Reinhart of Erlanger and Lois M. Cave of Waynesburg; brother, Donald E. Gerkey of Leesburg, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: Fort Mitchell Baptist Church Book of Remembrance, 2323 Dixie Highway, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Carol Cox

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Carol Newell Cox, 68, of Cary, N.C., formerly of Edgewood and Cincinnati, died Oct. 25, 2009, in Cary. She was an administrative assistant with the Environmental Protection Agency in Durham, N.C. Survivors include her husband, William M. Cox of Cary; daughter, Amy Klopman of Belmont, Calif.; son, Andrew Cox of Cary; and sister, Betty Corken of Edgewood. Middendorf Funeral Home, Fort Wright, handled the local arrangements. Memorials: Safe Haven for Cats, 8431-137 Garvey Drive, Raleigh, NC 27616; or American Cancer Society, Raleigh Office, 8300 Health Park, Suite 10, Raleigh, NC 27615.

Thelma Harper

Thelma C. McGuffey Harper, 89, Erlanger, died Nov. 10, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare. She was a homemaker, member of Fort Mitchell Baptist Church and


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“J” Frank Heaton, 80, Lakeside Park, died Nov. 9, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a district manager for RVI Resorts of Alberta, Canada, former board member of Whitehall City Schools in Columbus, Ohio, member of Whitehall Baptist Church and was chairman of the Parks & Recreation Board for Whitehall. Survivors include his wife, Linda Freeman Heaton; daughters, Charlee Heaton and Rossi Ison, both of Lexington; son, George C. Heaton of Ruidoso, N.M.; stepsons, Joseph Shane Angel of Hebron and Bryon Todd Daly of Boone County; three grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. Burial was in Williamstown Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Scott Hester

Scott James Hester, 46, Erlanger, died Nov. 2, 2009, at his home. He worked for Redwood School and Rehabilitation Center and was an Army veteran. Survivors include his mother, Dixie Diane Hester of Covington; father, Harold Hester of Alexandria; brother, Stephen Hester of Crescent Springs; sister, Melanie Hester of Villa Hills; grandmother, Martha R. Ratcliffe of Crescent Springs; and caregiver, Cindy Brouillette of Villa Hills. Burial was in Lancaster Cemetery. Ramsey Funeral Home, Lancaster, handled the arrangements.

Independence; sisters, Nancy Certain of Marietta, Ga., and Maryellen Fox of Bridgeport, Conn.; and brother, Richard Kerner of Las Vegas, Nev. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Margaret Littelmann

Helen “LaVerne” Hinton, 78, Edgewood, a homemaker, died Nov. 8, 2009, at St. Elizabeth, Edgewood. Survivors include her husband, Donald E. Hinton; daughters, Dorothy Ryan of Villa Hills, Barbara Durr of Crescent Springs, and Donna Hinton of Florence; son, Paul Hinton of Union; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Burial was at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown.

Margaret Mary Coleman Littelmann, 92, Erlanger, died Nov. 12, 2009, at her home. She was a homemaker, member of St. Henry Church in Elsmere, Legion of Mary and Northern Kentucky Right to Life. Her husband, Charles W. Littelmann, died previously. Survivors include daughters; Veronica Schmidt of Independence, Mary Ellen Joyce of Cincinnati, Anne Stiff of Edgewood and Beverly Carpenter of Covington; brother, William B. Coleman Sr. of Taylor Mill; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Falmouth. Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, handled the arrangements.

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John C. Kerner, 59, Edgewood, died Nov. 6, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He worked with AT&T for 27 years, served as chair for general studies at ITT Tech, was a member of Edgewood Life Squad and volunteer for the Girl Scouts of America. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Kerner of Edgewood; daughters, Kari Ball of Lexington, Alisa Tews of Independence and Hannah Kerner of Edgewood; sons, Michael Kerner of Edgewood and Xavier Tews of

Rudolph Alexander Morow, 83, Edgewood, died Nov. 12, 2009, in Edgewood. He was a professor for 37 years at Thomas More College, teaching business administration, money and banking, and marketing. He served on the college’s Foundation Board and chaired the Faculty Building Committee for its new campus. He was also the golf coach for many years and member of St. Pius X Church in Edgewood. His first wife, Floraetta Morow,

died previously. Survivors include his wife, Lynn Morow; daughter, Andrea Keck of Scottsdale, Ariz.; brother, Robert Morow of Highland, Ind.; and one grandchild. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: The Morow Family Scholarship Fund, 333 Thomas Moore Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017.

Mary Murphy

Mary T. Murphy, 88, Covington, died Nov. 9, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and a member of the St. Mary’s Ladies Society at St. Benedict Church. Her husband, John P. Murphy, died in 2000. Survivors include her sons, Pat Murphy of Cold Spring, Mike Murphy of Covington and Tim Murphy of Lakeside Park; daughter, Margie “Maggie” Murphy of Los Angeles; brothers, William and Richard Herzog of Covington; sisters, JoAnn Hacker and Rita Kramer of Covington; six grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Latonia. Linnemann Funeral Home, Erlanger, handled the arrangements. Memorials: St. Benedict Church, 338 E. 17th St., Covington, KY 41014.

Mary Reising

Mary Catherine “Pat” Reising, 81, Fort Wright, a homemaker, died Nov. 11, 2009, at her home. Her husband, Jack Reising, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Mary Pat Lyons of Fort Wright; sons, James Reising of Park Hills

and John Reising of Union; brother, Albert Schilling of Cold Spring; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky, 200 Home Road, Covington, KY 41011.

Barbara Schlachter

Barbara A. Courtney Schlachter, 67, Erlanger, died Nov. 7, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a front desk receptionist for Sheraton Cincinnati Airport Hotel. Survivors include her daughters, Suzanne Fessler of Fort Mitchell, Lori Schlachter of Los Angeles, Calif.; brother, Danny Courtney of Latonia; and seven grandchildren. Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Alice Taglauer

Alice Edelmaier Taglauer, 92, of Longwood, Fla., formerly of Edgewood, died Nov. 11, 2009, at Hospice of the Comforter, Altamonte Springs, Fla. She was a homemaker and teacher of Early Child Development for Covington Public Schools, member of First United Methodist Church in Longwood, Fla., and Immanuel United Methodist Church in Lakeside Park. Her husband, Edward Robert Taglauer, died in 1997. Survivors include her daughters, Lois Wilson of Naples, Fla., Joyce Green of Orlando, Fla., and Gretchen Krivoslia of Boulder, Colo.; six grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Allison & Rose Funeral Home, Covington, handled the arrangements.







Robert London, 1501 Scott St., trafficking a controlled substance within 1000 yards of a school, second degree fleeing or evading police at Craig St., Nov. 2. Peter A. Macconachie, No Address Given, theft at 613 W. 4th St., Nov. 2. Joseph M. Griffith, 2718 Alexandria Dr., giving officer false name or address at W. 43rd St. and Boron Dr., Nov. 3. Arnett D. Hayes, 2606 Todd Ct., giving officer false name or address, theft of identity at 2600 Muse Dr., Nov. 4. Patrick R. Dennler, 218 E. 24th St., alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest at 800 block of Madison Ave., Nov. 8. Cara L. Hemmer, 2512 Moorman Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct, theft of services at 418 Wallace Ave., Nov. 7. Michael McCracken, 3924 Leslie, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana at 3924 Winston Ave., Nov. 7. Quenton D. Walker, 1415 Tampa Ave., possession of marijuana at 600 block of 5th St., Nov. 6. Karen Y. Powers, 4441 W. 8th St., Apt. 6C, first degree criminal possession of a forged instrument at 613 4th St., Nov. 6. Jeremy R. Creekmore, 416 Johnson St., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphrenalia at 416 Johnson St., Nov. 5. Christopher G. Riley, 201 Clay St., possession of marijuana, disregarding stop sign, failure of nonowner operator to maintain required insurance at 1400 S. Garrard St., Nov. 5. Shawn D. Hamant, 422 River Rd., alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest at I-75 S. Exit 192, Nov. 8. Allison R. Walsh, 1846 Beacon Hill Dr., first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphrenalia at 613 4th St., Nov. 8. Larry D. Cullom, 1928 Denver St., third degree terroristic threatening at 303 Court St., Nov. 8. Chamika S. Judkins, 2522 Todd Ct., theft at 4293 Winston Ave., Nov. 7.

Incidents/investigations Assault

A man was assaulted with a tire iron at 438 Greenup St., Nov. 3. A man was assaulted at John Roebling Bridge, Nov. 2. A man was assaulted at W. 3rd St., Nov. 7. A woman reported being assaulted at E. 18th St., Nov. 5. A man was struck several times. at Clay Wade Bailey Bridge, Nov. 8. A woman was struck at Emery Pl., Nov. 7. A man was struck in the face at Bakewell St., Nov. 6.

Assault, criminal mischief

A woman was assaulted and a vehicle was damaged at 344 E. 13th St., Nov. 2.


Several electronic items were stolen at 3933 Winston Ave., Nov. 2. Electric wire was stolen at 1553 Banklick St., Nov. 4.

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A stove top and kitchen sink were stolen at 1602 Banklick St., Nov. 3. Power tools, copper piping, and wiring was stolen at 302 W. 12th St., Nov. 4. A TV and jewelry were stolen at 2315 Greenup St., Nov. 4. A stereo was stolen from a residence at 539 Muse Dr., Nov. 5. Copper pipes, power tools, and paint was stolen at 1024 Lee St., Nov. 7.

Criminal mischief

A rock was thrown through a window at 254 8th St., Nov. 2. Grass was set on fire at 2901 Sugarcamp Rd., Nov. 2. Two windows and a fan of two excavators were broken at 1500 block of Water St., Nov. 2. A vehicle was keyed at 1621 Holman Ave., Nov. 2. The door of a church was spraypainted at 16 E. 4th St., Nov. 2. A bottle was thrown through the window of a residence at 1417 Scott Blvd., Nov. 2. A vehicle was scratched at 333 Scott St., Nov. 2. A storefront window was damaged at 214 Pike St., Nov. 3. A landscaping block was thrown through an apartment's front window at 2231 Hanser Dr., no. 3, Nov. 3. A vehicle's tires were damaged at 3980 Madison Pike, Nov. 5. A window was damaged at 254 W. 8th St., Nov. 7. A window was damaged at 3612 Decoursey Ave., Nov. 7. An air rifle was used to break a window at 719 Lewis St., Nov. 6. A vehicle was kicked and dented at 929 Western Ave., Nov. 5. The rear window of a vehicle was shattered at 3526 Glenn Ave., Nov. 8. A vehicle was damaged when kicked at 980 Emery Dr. , Nov. 8.

Criminal possession of a forged instrument Two counterfeit $100 bills were passed at 134 Martin St., no.2, Nov. 2. A counterfeit $5 bill was passed. at 1525 Madison Ave., Nov. 5.

Harassing communications

A woman reported receiving threatening text messages at 781 Highland Ave., Nov. 5.

Improper display of registration plates, improper parking violations

A vehicle blocking a sidewalk displayed a plate that was registered to another vehicle at 314 E. 12th St., Nov. 7.

Leaving scene of accident, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, second degree wanton endangerment, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs

A person having a suspected overdose of heroin was in an accident and failed to stop at I-75 S., Nov. 2.


A dispute lead to persons from two groups brandishing knives at 1226 Pike St., Nov. 7. A man reported being menaced at 107 Meadow Hill Dr., Nov. 5.

Possession of marijuana

Marijuana was found in a vehicle at Evergreen Dr., Nov. 8.


A woman was raped at Pike St., Nov. 7.

Rape, theft

A woman was raped and had a phone, camera, $30 in cash, and food taken from her at Madison Ave., Nov. 4.


Approximately $1000 in cash was taken at knifepoint at 3929 Winston Ave., Nov. 4. A man had his wallet taken at 837 Main St., Nov. 4. $50 was taken from a man at 1500 Holman Ave., Nov. 6. $60 in cash was stolen at Maryland Ave., Nov. 5. $300 in cash was stolen at 1500 Maryland Ave., Nov. 8. A woman was assaulted and had her purse taken at 1000 Madison Ave., Nov. 7. A man was robbed of soda and a cell phone at 2000 Madison Ave., Nov. 6.

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his contacts at 2199 Custer Ln., Nov. 6.

Theft, criminal mischief

Steel cables were stolen damaging a retaining wall. at 935 Philadelphia St., Nov. 3. Construction equipment was stolen and damaged at 3000 Decker Crane Ln., Nov. 2.


Holly F Whiteley, 21, 6930 Oakwood Drive, possession of marijuana, possession of controlled substance at 3137 Dixie Highway, Nov. 8. Joseph T Masters, 40, 109 Kenton Street, theft by unlawful taking, possession of controlled substance at 560 Clock Tower Way, Nov. 8. Dorothy I Howard, 22, 625 Debbie Lane, possession of marijuana, warrant at Mary Street, Nov. 5. Avey D Crews, 23, 929 Virginia Avenue, possession of marijuana, warrant at Mary Street, Nov. 5.

Reported at 3418 Cintonya Drive, Nov. 5. Reported at Donaldson Road, Nov. 10.

Terroristic threatening, harassment

$10 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at 506 Commonwealth Avenue, Nov. 12.


$300 in cash was stolen at 1515 E. 15th St., Nov. 2. A power tool was stolen at 3161 Clifford Ave., Nov. 2. A purse was stolen at Pike St., Nov. 3. Prescription medication and $100 in change was stolen at 2039 Madison Ave., Nov. 2. A box of checks were stolen at 223 E. 20th St., Nov. 5. A purse was stolen at 1616 Madison Ave., Nov. 4. $750 in cash and a check were stolen from a vehicle at 116A Promontory Dr., Nov. 7. A game system was stolen at 24 Sterrett Ave., Nov. 7. A vehicle's battery was stolen at 600 W. 9th St., Nov. 6. Jewelry was stolen at 3601 Glenn Ave., Nov. 6. A cell phone and keys were stolen at 980 Emery Dr., no.18, Nov. 8. $600 in cash was stolen at 844 Philadelphia St., Nov. 6.

Theft by deception

A man paid a bar tab with a check that bounced at 112 E. 4th St., Nov. 2. Three cartons of cigarettes and a case of soda were stolen at 2001 Madison Ave., Nov. 4.

Theft of a controlled substance

Prescription medication was stolen at 302 W. 7th St., Nov. 4. Prescription medication was stolen at 3212 Latonia Ave., Nov. 5.

Theft of identity

Someone used another's identity to obtain utility services at 1833 Pearl St., Nov. 6. Someone hacked an individuals email account and solicited money from

Reported at 3421 Dixie Highway, Nov. 10.


$345 reported stolen at 612 Buttermilk Pike, Nov. 6.

Terroristic threatening

Reported at 631 Donaldson Highway, Nov. 4. Reported at 637 Meadowood Drive, Oct. 20.


$250 worth of radios/TVs/VCRs reported stolen at 50 Clock Tower Way, Nov. 6. Reported at 588 Buttermilk Pike, Nov. 3. $5.99 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 3158 Dixie Highway, Nov. 6. Reported at 2571 Ritchie Avenue, Nov. 6. $30 reported stolen at 2406 High Street, Nov. 9.

About police reports

Police reports are gathered from reports on file with local police departments. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. Following disposition of cases in the court system, individuals may supply The Community Recorder with documentation of the disposition for publication. $310 worth of tools reported stolen at 450 Birch Drive, Nov. 10. $200 vehicle reported stolen at 1980 Bullock Pen Road, Nov. 10. theft by unlawful taking at 3155

Criminal mischief

Reported at 657 Stevenson Road, Nov. 8. $500 worth of damage to structure at 630 Donaldson Highway, Nov. 12. $499 worth of vehicle damage reported at 663 Stevenson Road, Nov. 8.

Criminal possession of forged instrument

$320 reported stolen at 3158 Dixie Highway, Nov. 5.

Fraudulent use of credit card

Reported at 3364 Cedar Tree Lane, Nov. 7.

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Incidents/investigations Assault

A woman reported being threatened at 104 E. 25th St., Nov. 2. A woman's life was threatened at 34 W. 34th St., Nov. 5. A woman was threatened at 3005 Madison Pike, Nov. 8.

A man was threatened and pushed at 933 Main St., Nov. 3.





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November 19, 2009

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Community Recorder

November 19, 2009



Hickory Lane, Nov. 10. Reported at 439 Commonwealth Avenue, Nov. 10.



$16 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at 2537 Avon Drive, Nov. 6.

Theft of identity Reported at 3510 Turkeyfoot Road, Nov. 4. $857 reported stolen at 6 Linwood Avenue, Nov. 3.

$26.48 worth of alcohol reported stolen at 2521 Dixie Highway, Nov. 7. $21,165 vehicle reported stolen at 2100 Dixie Highway, Nov. 8.





Shonna M Gregory, 18, 120 Cookbook Lane, alcohol intoxication, Nov. 7. Michael A Roark, 29, 5273 Millcreek Drive, first degree driving under the influence, speeding, Nov. 8. Donald L May, 28, 249 Villa Drive, Boone County warrant, Nov. 11. Gary L Green, 45, 500 Quincy Court, Boone County warrant, Nov. 13. Cody W Godsey, 19, 425 Avon Drive, drving under the influence, Nov. 13. Dennis J Hoerlein, 45, 7130 Highpoint Drive, speeding, first degree driving under the influence, Nov. 14. Carla V Collins, 32, 2415 Adams Court, first degree driving under the influence, no operator's license, open container, expired registration, Nov. 14. Luther R Robinson III, 30, 3407 Belleview Road, failure to appear, Nov. 14. Julie J Walters, 25, 1038 John Street, operating on suspended license, Nov. 15.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Reported at 2477 Royal Drive, Nov. 7.

Criminal mischief

$250 worth of vehicle damage reported at 206 Highland Avenue, Nov. 10. $750 worth of vehicle damage reported at 71 Orphanage Road, Nov. 11.

Possession of marijuana, possession of controlled

John V. Franxman, 53, 4215 Beechgrove Drive Apt. 8, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Independence Station Road at Pearl, Nov. 10. Douglas P. Henderson, 23, 11817 Wilson Road, possession of marijuana at Beechgrove Drive at Arbor, Nov. 8. Marjorie E. Raleigh, 42, 709 Cherokee Drive, shoplifting at 6435 Taylor Mill Road, Nov. 7.

Incidents/investigations Burglary, criminal mischief, criminal trespassing

Tools (hand tools and power tools) $475, automobiles destroyed/damaged/vandalize $500 at 580 Old Bristow Road, Nov. 7.

Criminal mischief

Automobiles destroyed/damaged/vandalized $501 at 930 Regal Ridge Road, Nov. 6.

Harassment, terroristic threatening

Reported at 9953 Cobblestone Blvd., Nov. 8.

Possession of marijuana

Reported at Beechgrove at Arbor Drive, Nov. 8.

Soldier participates in event

Army Sgt. Ryan A. Stahl was one of more than 300 Army soldiers who participated in the "Spirit of America 2009" performance to the citizens of Fairfax, Va., Columbus, Ohio, and in Providence, R.I. The performers paid tribute to the sacrifices and triumphs of the American Soldier, who have remained the U.S. Army's centerpiece for more than 234 years. During the event, soldiers bring history to life with the Spirit of America performance. The performance captures the true stories of those who have answered the call to duty for our nation. The soldiers, dressed in historical uniforms, reenact key moments in the U.S. Army and American history. The re-enactments include battle scenes, short periods of simulated gunfire, and performances by the Army's elite ceremonial units. The show featured the U.S. Army Band, "Pershing's Own," and soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)--the Army's oldest active-duty infantry unit. Elements of the Old Guard

include the Fife and Drum Corps, the Caisson Platoon, the Commander-inChief's Guard, the Continental Color Guard and the U.S. Army Drill Team. Stahl, a team leader regularly assigned to the 4th Battalion, 3rd Infantry at Fort McNair, Washington D.C., has three years of military service. He is the son of Donald A. and Linda Stahl of Bottomwood Drive, Erlanger.

Airman graduates

Air Force Airman Jonathan M. Grimes graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Michael Grimes of

Weatherly Court, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Lisa Hilbert of Thompson Ave., Fort Mitchell. Grimes is a 2004 graduate of La Salle High School, Cincinnati.

Local Airman graduates

Air Force Airman Cullen H. Burke graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Burke is the son of Laura Burke of Thompson Ave., Fort Mitchell. He is a 2009 graduate of Beechwood High School, Fort Mitchell. The airman earned distinction as an honor graduate of the course.

Nominations open for Freedom award Nominations for the 2010 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award are now being accepted. The announcement was made by Bob Silverthorn, Kentucky field chair for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

“Nominations must be made by National Guard and Reserve members or their family members,” said Silverthorn. “Kentucky employers are giving outstanding support to their employees who serve in the Guard and Reservist. I am encouraging

the nomination of the companies that have provided exceptional support to their military employees above the federal law requirements,” said Silverthorn. Nominations may be made at until Jan. 18, 2010. The Secretary of

Defense Employer Support Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for outstanding support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. ESGR is a Department of Defense agency.


Jewelry/precious metals $150, merchandise $100 at 6435 Taylor Mill Road, Nov. 7.

Theft by unlawful taking

Reported at 1118 Wuest Residence Drive, Nov. 9.

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