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Soggy start to construction season By Jason Brubaker

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Summer fun

A grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation has allowed Miles Elementary students to have a particularly interesting summer. For two weeks children enjoyed a variety of activities, as well as visits from Sunrock Farms and the Erlanger police. SCHOOLS, A5

Fourth of July

Night skies will light up and communities will gather this weekend to celebrate the beginnings of our nation. Read what some local cities and other institutions are planning in terms of honoring the nations birth in our Life cover this week. LIFE, B1

An evening with Sting

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Sportsmen of the Year announced

See the winners of the 2010 Sportsmen of the Year for Kenton County conducted by the Recorder newspapers. Athletes were nominated by readers and then put up for an online poll with reader voting determining the winner. – SPORTS, PAGE A7

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Stan Goetz has seen enough of the rain. “It gets to be a little frustrating at times, because it does delay what you can get done,” said the director of general services for Edgewood. “The weather always is a factor for us, but it seems like it’s been a little more than usual this year.” Goetz is among the city officials who have seen several road and/or sidewalk projects delayed by the unusual amounts of rainfall in the area this year. According to figures from the National Weather Service, the average May rainfall in the Northern Kentucky area is slightly over 4 inches, yet the total for this May was between The average 3 and 4 inches more May rainfall is than that. slightly over 4 Additioninches, yet the ally, figures for June total for this (through May was June 28) also showed an between 3 and increase of 4 inches more almost 4 than that. inches above the yearly average. “There’s definitely been a noticeable difference this year with the volume of rain compared to past years,” said Erlanger Public Works Director Rick Bogard. “We’ve had to push some things back, and it’s affected our schedule for other projects, so it’s taken a little bit of a toll.” Bogard said some of the city’s planned repair projects have had to be pushed back because there rarely seems to be an extended stretch of days without rain, a vital component to working with


With the rainfall totals for May and June nearly doubling the yearly averages, public works officials have seen several projects incur slight delays to account for the weather. concrete or asphalt. “You certainly don’t want to open up a street to do some work if there’s rain headed in, so you have to make adjustments to your schedule,” he said. “There hasn’t been anything drastic, but there’s definitely been some small delays, and that can be irritating after a while.” Goetz agreed, pointing to a sidewalk project the city has planned near South Loop Road that has been held up by the weather. “A lot of our major road projects have been OK for the most part, but the sidewalk keeps get-

ting pushed back because we can’t get enough dry days to get really going on it,” he said. “We’ll do a section, then the rain will come and we’ll have to leave it for a couple days.” But ironically, while the influx of rain has delayed some projects, it has also created more work for the departments. “We handle all of the city’s landscaping, and with all of this rain, we’ve been incredibly busy trying to keep up with that,” said Bogard. “That’s turned into a big job for us, because things are growing so fast now. We’re really having to

work hard to stay on top of that.” However, even though the departments have had to adjust to the small delays caused by the weather, both Goetz and Bogard said they’re just doing the best they can with what they can control. “I can’t remember a year with this much rain, but I guess there’s not much we can do about it except to get done what we can,” said Goetz. “Everything we planned will still get done - it’s just a matter of being a little more flexible.”

Vote on smoking ban could occur this summer By Regan Coomer,

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Rumors are flying about a July or August vote on a smoking ban in public places in Northern Kentucky fiscal courts. While most officials do not know when the vote will take place, county activists believe the vote is approaching, and fast. “I am told that this is an issue that will come up in the near future,” said Campbell County Commissioner Ken Rechtin, the one vote against the ban in Campbell county. “And I am told that the expectation is to have something passed by the end of August.” Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery said it was only in June that he and representatives from other counties asked the board of the Northern Kentucky Independent District Health

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Department if they would be willing to play a part in enforcing a law. “They’ll be a while thinking about that, I don’t know how long it will take them,” Pendery said of the health department. Pendery did say that it’s possible, but not likely, that a ban could get passed before the end of August. However, at the fiscal court meeting June 22, Kenton County Judge-executive Ralph Drees said he has no idea when a vote will take place. While Kenton County does have the votes to pass a ban, commissioners are waiting on the other two fiscal courts in Boone and Campbell counties to make a decision before moving forward. “Everyone is kind of discussing it among themselves. I’m hopeful down the road we’ll get a yes or no and so be it,” he said. Like Drees, Boone County Judge-executive Gary Moore said there is no timeline to vote on the ban. While all three county judgeexecutives are vague about when

a ban could be passed, Northern Kentucky Choice spokesman Ken Moellman Jr. recently addressed the Kenton fiscal court, saying, “I know the ban is coming. I know it’s being worked on.” Later, Moellman said “the issue is coming up in July with the goal of it being a done deal by August.” Northern Kentucky ACTION member Cara Stewart said she also believes the fiscal courts will take a vote in July and plans to attend as many meetings as possible to ensure she’s there when local fiscal courts vote on the ban. “It feels like we’ve built and built for five years to this summer,” she said. Of the three fiscal courts, officials in Kenton and Campbell counties have stated definitively how they plan to vote on the ban, with 3-1 in favor of the ban in both counties. However, most Boone County officials have not made a decision either way at this time. Judge-executive Moore and Commissioner Terri Moore stated they have not made decisions on

how they would vote, while Commissioner Charlie Kenner stated he would not support a comprehensive smoking ban. Commissioner Cathy Flaig believes it should be up to the property owner to decide whether or not to go non-smoking. Some officials did say a model smoking ban ordinance is being circulated to officials in all three fiscal courts. Judge-executive Moore said the model ordinance that is being circulated is fairly comprehensive to all businesses. Boone County Commissioner Terri Moore said the ordinance she has seen has very few exemptions, including ones for gentleman’s clubs and smoking outside at restaurants. “It’s just smoke-free or not,” she said. Rechtin, a Campbell County commissioner, said he’s been told the judge-executives of all three counties are in agreement that it will be a comprehensive ban in all “private spaces open to the public,” but will exclude private clubs.

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TV show gives desperate front yards a face lift By Regan Coomer Desperate landscapes around Kenton County are getting the boot. The DIY Network revamped the front yards of two homes June 23 and 24 as part of its show “Desperate Landscapes.” Park Hills homeowner Jason Deller applied for the show because he had to compete with his neighbors’

landscaping. “I was in the U.S. Marine Corps and my wife works a lot and I’ve got neighbors who have really nice yards,” he laughed. “But I was only home once in a while.” Before the TV show took over, Deller said, his yard was nothing but grass and “mulch around a tree.” “There wasn’t much before,” his wife Dina agreed. “It’s really nice now.

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It’s a great opportunity.” “Desperate Landscapes” experts planted 20 varieties of 100 plants in the Deller’s front yard, built a stone planter to match existing retaining walls, painted parts of the house and door and built decorative fences and window boxes to match the house. Fort Wright resident Greg Durr didn’t fully move into his home until last October, so he put off landscaping until recently, when he decided to give “Desperate Landscapes” a try. “It was pretty desperate,” Durr said, “But they basically transformed the entire front yard.” Durr is extremely pleased with his home’s new landscaping, but the result didn’t come easy. “We worked an 8-hour day in 100-degree temperatures, but it was worth it. I’m thankful to ‘Desperate


Nine-year-olds Clara Davenport and Morgan Rains spread mulch June 24 at Davenport’s home, where the DIY Network was filming an episode of “Desperate Landscapes.” Landscapes’ and my friends and family who helped me out,” he said.

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If the DIY Network hadn’t chosen his home, Durr said he wouldn’t have been able to do anything close to what the show did. “I couldn’t even imagine being able to do that myself. It’s way out of my league,” he said. While the work done to

his home is complete, including brick planters to match the house, a grander entrance to the yard, a concrete patio, new shutters and staining and sealing the sidewalk, the real work is yet to come: upkeep. “I told them to come back in a year to do the weeding. They laughed,” Durr said.’ The Derrels’ episode will air at 7 p.m. Aug. 9. Durr’s episode will air at 7 p.m. Aug. 23. Both episodes are part of the seventh season of “Desperate Landscapes.” In the past, other homeowners from Park Hills, Fort Wright, Fort Mitchell and Erlanger have participated in the show. For more information about the DIY Network or to apply for “Desperate Landscapes,” visit The production company is looking for personable, fun homeowners with a great sense of humor and a horrible front yard. Homeowners must be willing to work alongside licensed contractor Jason Cameron to transform their landscape.

BRIEFLY Kenton Public Library closed for holiday

All locations of the Kenton County Public Library will be closed on Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5. The Library will reopen on Tuesday, July 6 at 9 a.m. Please visit the Library’s Web site at to place holds, renew materials and to search online databases. Visit for answers to reference questions. Then on Sunday, July 11 at 2 p.m. children in grades first through sixth are invited to participate in the Durr Branch Library’s Movie Magic Costume Party. Celebrate the summer movie season with popcorn, candy, games and costumes. Walk down the Library’s red carpet dressed as your favorite movie character and you could win an Oscar for your performance at this blockbuster party. Registration required. Call 859-962-4032 to register. All Library programs are free and registration is not required. For more information or directions to any of the three Kenton County Public Library locations visit

Splash and Dash

The annual Silverlake Splash and Dash will be held July 24 this year, with proceeds benefiting Scarf It Up, a local charity that provides scarves and hats to low income and needy residents. The event consists of a 250-meter swim and 5K run, and it will start and finish at Silverlake, located at 301 Kenton

Lands Road in Erlanger. Participants may pre-register by July 10 for $17, or register the day of the race for $20. The race will begin at 8 a.m., and there will also be a Kids Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female in each age division. For more information, or to get a registration form, visit or call 426-7777.

‘Twilight’ special

The Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Public Library is holding a special event on July 2 to celebrate the release of the latest movie in the “Twilight” series, “Eclipse.” The program will begin at 6:30 p.m., and will include a viewing of the last Twilight movie, called “New Moon.” There will also be Twilightthemed trivia and games, and guests can get their pictures taken with a life-sized Edward Cullen. The program is intended for teenagers, and is free to attend. Registration is requested, and can be done online at

Bethany Lutheran holds dedication

Bethany Lutheran Church will hold a dedication for their new playground on July 8, beginning at 6 p.m. The church, located off Turkeyfoot Road, will follow the dedication with an ice cream social. The event is expected to last until around 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit

Each participant will receive a Portion Plate and education about lifestyle choices that influence metabolism, reduce craving, and foster heart healthy compliance. Visual aids, handouts, and a food log will be provided at each session.

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Pantry brings 10K pounds of food to needy By Regan Coomer


Volunteers hand out groceries at the Freestore Foodbank's Kraft Mobile Pantry June 25 at Howard Hall. Families could pick items from 10 food categories, including fresh produce, bakery and deli items.

The Kraft Mobile Food Pantry, ran by the Freestore Foodbank with help from Welcome House, sent 216 households home with food June 25. The mobile food pantry volunteers passed out 10,000 pounds of meat, produce, bread, vegetables and more to waiting families. “We are constantly seeing a demand for food and hygiene items, but Welcome House can only accommodate 36 households in a single day,” said Welcome House Development Coordinator Ashley Anderson. “The mobile food pantry gave us the opportunity to assist more families than we are typically able to help.” This is the first time Welcome House has teamed up with the Freestore Foodbank’s Kraft Mobile Pantry. While volunteers passed out food, volunteers also shared information about the education, housing and employment programs at Welcome House. Anderson said most of the community’s giving


People wait in line while the sun beats down for their share of 10,000 pounds of food given by Covington’s Welcome House and the Freestore Foodbank Friday June 25. takes place during November and December, but it’s just as important to keep the homeless and needy in mind throughout the year. “The need is just as high in the summer,” she said, adding there is a “drastic decline” in donations during the summer, but that is when the need increases, especially because school isn’t in session. “When school is out, more parents are trying to feed their kids and it becomes a huge burden on household budgets,” she explained. Welcome House volunteer Shelli Brothers works in the food pantry to meet a

need in the community. “I think it’s my responsibility to the people who have a need to give what I can,” she said. Brothers praised the families who waited in the hot sun for their food, calling them “fabulous.” “People have been so nice,” she said. Colleen Nuttall, a Fort Mitchell resident, took home three bags of apples in addition to her other food when she visited the mobile pantry. “I’m a single mama. It’s only me, so this helps out a lot,” she said. Nuttall said she can’t work during the summer

because she has to care for her young son. “This is what I got to do. If not, I wouldn’t be here. I don’t get child support,” she said. “It’s hard. I do what I can.” One person who received food, who wishes to remain anonymous, said food from the pantry is a big help. “This will help me feed my children. Other expenses eat into my food money. This is very much needed.” For more information about donating to Welcome House or the Freestore Foodbank, visit or






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Crescent Springs City Council approved a fiscally responsible, yet flexible, budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year June 28. New businesses have resulted in increased occupational taxes while administration expenses have decreased, said Mayor Jim Collett “It shows the city is really growing in difficult economic conditions. We’re not seeing the downturn in the economy,” he said. The $2.4 million dollar budget includes a 5 percent pay increase for employees as well as no tax increase above the compensating rate in 20102011. For the last two years, city council has voted to take the compensating rate, which includes inflation

but keeps the city’s tax revenue at approximately the same amount it was the year prior. Currently, residents pay $2.30 per $1,000 of assessed property value. Collett also credits the city merging police departments with the City of Erlanger for the Crescent Springs’ positive financial position, calling it a “success story.” “We are benefiting as a result of some of these moves that we’ve made to be able to help sustain the city and provide decent wages,” he said. Council Member Matt Zeck, the chair of the city’s finance committee, said in the past year occupational license fees went from $176,000 to $209,000, a big jump due to new businesses. “I think it’s a great reflection of the community. We are situated between the airport and downtown. It’s the

gateway to get into southern Kentucky or Ohio,” he said. A carryover balance from the prior fiscal year to that of 2010-1011 of more than $259,000 could be spent in various capacities around the city, including purchasing new public works vehicles, improving recreation and adding to existing sidewalks. Zeck said the city is in a good position to spend the money, considering the $1 million or so built up in reserves from carryover balances saved over the years. “We have a nice supply of ammunition in the checking account already. If you spend $259,000, we still have a nice blanket there,” he said. Council will discuss the options between now and the regular meeting in July, when they expect to make a decision regarding the extra funds.


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Local grad wins silver medals in Scholastic contest By Regan Coomer


Tracy Molley of the Miles Elementary Family Resource Center shows Joe Cooley how to make designs on his tie-dye shirt on June 23. Molley organized the activities for the summer program at Miles Elementary.

Miles’ summer program a hit

By Jason Brubaker

Thanks to a grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, students at Miles Elementary have had an interesting start to the summer. The grant, applied for by Family Resource Center Director Tracy Molley, allowed the school to fund a two-week summer program full of various activities. The kids enjoyed a movie day, game day and tie-dye shirt day, as well as visits from Sunrock Farms and the Erlanger Police Department. Molley said this was the first year for the program, and they had 22 kids enroll. In addition to the activity of the day, the program also included a free breakfast and lunch for the kids. “It’s been fun for the kids, and we’re just glad we were able to do it,” she said. “I think they’ve all had a good time doing some different things.” Jamie Adams, a rising fourthgrader who has attended nearly every day of the program, said she’s had a blast, especially enjoying the visit from the police officer, who brought along his canine partner. “We got to pet him and everything- it was awesome!” she said.


Lennon Stolz and Morgan Ball work on their tie-dye shirts during the Miles Elementary summer program. The program was funded through a grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. “Plus, the officer talked to us about everything he does for his job, so it was cool to learn about that.” Classmate Andrew Privett agreed, adding that he also enjoyed the animals from Sunrock Farms, which included a pig, two baby goats, a rabbit and some chicks. The kids were able to pet and/or hold most of the animals, and they learned some interesting facts about each as well.

“It was cool to see those things, and feeding the goat was my favorite part,” he said. “But they’ve all been fun, and it’s been cool to do all of the different things.” The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports a variety of outreach and charitable organizations and programs. For more information, visit www.greater

Simon Kenton graduate Lindsay Roe recently traveled to New York City, bringing home two silver medals from the 87th Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards ceremony held at Carnegie Hall June 9. More than 600 teens across the country were awarded medals in across 25 categories at the event. “It was an unreal experience. The city was like nothing I’d ever seen before and it was really cool to be honored like that,” she said. “It’s Carnegie Hall. I wouldn’t expect to be recognized in a place like that, especially for writing.” This is the first time Roe has participated in the contest. Her short stories “Isaiah’s Runner” and “The Farewell Address of Charlie Eckler” won silver at nationals. Roe originally submitted 11 short stories to the regional contest, where all 11 won something – six were awarded gold, four awarded silver and one was given a certificate of merit. The goldwinning stories went on to the national competition. “Isaiah’s Runner” tells the story of a boy who thinks of his little brother, who passed away, whenever he runs because he used to be his brother’s runner on a Special Olympics baseball team. “I like running. There’s a lot of dedication involved in it. Whenever you’re upset about something, the physical pain of running helps with whatever emotional thing you’re going through and I wanted to write a story about that,” Roe explained. Roe plans to attend Berea College in the fall, where she will study elementary education and continue writing on the side. “They’re just fun to work with,” said Roe, who has cotaught a preschool Sunday school class at her church for the last five years. “When you’re with kids, you don’t have to pretend to be someone else. You just love them and be yourself - that’s all they


Simon Kenton High School graduate Lindsay Roe recently visited New York City to claim two silver medals she won for her short stories at the 87th Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. An excerpt from one of Simon Kenton graduate Lindsay Roe’s winning short stories, “Isaiah’s Runner,” which won a silver medal at the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in New York City. Every Sunday afternoon, he would run for Isaiah. Isaiah would stand at the plate, sweat gleaming in a perfectly straight line beneath that Yankees cap, legs like metal trees, twisting the bat in his palms in the same way he had seen “Pee Rose” handle a bat on his favorite television station. Then the ball would make contact with the aluminum bat, there would be a millisecond of perfect tranquility, and then the crack would reverberate across the diamond. The ball would soar into the outfield, and he would soar, in his brother's place, to first base, second base, third, then home, where Isaiah would embrace him and their sweats and their dusts and their laughter would mingle, and, in these moments, he genuinely loved his brother. really need.” Roe’s mother Debbie is proud of her daughter’s accomplishment. “It’s a very prestigious thing,” she said. “It’s just a God-given gift for her to be a writer.”

CLASS REUNIONS S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 1 7 Campbell County High School graduates of 1990 are holding their 20th year class reunion Saturday, July 17, 2010 at the Syndicate in Newport. The cost is $50 per person for appetizers, drinks and music. For more information, call 859-512-6213 or visit Facebook “CCHS Class of 1990 Reunion.” The Syndicate is located at 18 East 5th Street.

S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 1 1 Walton Verona High School graduates of 1985 are holding their 25th year class reunion Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. For more information, contact Kevin Flynn at 859-4856128 or e-mail

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‘Tis the season at Arnett school By Jason Brubaker

Although it’s most certainly summer outside, Bethany Lutheran Church is determined not to forget spring, winter and fall too. For the 10th consecutive year, the church sponsored a summer program at Arnett Elementary, with this year’s theme centering around the four seasons. Participants learned about a different season each day through crafts, stories, songs and projects. The program is sponsored by Bethany Lutheran Church, who also provides volunteers, many of whom are teachers during the school year. The Erlanger/Elsmere Family Resource Center also chips in to provide snacks for the kids during the four-day camp. “It’s fun to get in here and work with the kids,” said Elaine Roy, one


Students from the Erlanger/Elsmere School District work on paintings on June 24 during the Bethany Lutheran Church summer program. This is the 10th year of the program.


Elaine Roy works with Gage Nussbaum on his drawing as Katrina Rolfsen finishes up her project. Roy is one of the volunteers from Bethany Lutheran Church who helps to run the summer program. of the volunteers. “It’s just a way that the church likes to give back and help kids during the summer, and it’s something we really enjoy being able to do.” Roy said the campers are typi-

cally split into two age groups, so they can tailor the day’s lesson and activity to suit the children. “The younger kids, they’re all fine with just a story and then being able to draw a picture,” said

Roy, grinning. “But with the older kids, we may focus more on the scientific aspect of the seasons, and give them some more information to digest. But I think both groups enjoy themselves.” And with the entire day planned around the theme, Roy said the kids are able to learn while having fun. During the lesson on autumn, the kids were able to take different colors of paper to create their own tree with changing leaves. They

also enjoyed making a snowball collage and playing freeze tag on the day they talked about winter. “That was the best day,” said Arnett student Jesse Hicks. “It was cool learning about the snow and ice and how it’s all formed.” Next year, the program will focus on farm life, including planting crops and caring for animals. For more information about the church, visit


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Finstitute Summer Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sharks! Daily through July 9. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Newport Aquarium tours, animal encounters, games, arts and crafts and more. Ages 7-12. $190, $150 passholders; $170, $130 passholders advance by May 5. Registration required. Presented by WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium. 815-1442. Newport. Young Stewards of the Earth, 8 a.m.-noon, Northern Kentucky Montessori Center, $150$180 per week. Registration required. 3313725. Crescent Springs.


University of Kentucky Coach Calipari Satellite Camp, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Newport Central Catholic High School, 13 Carothers Road, Check-in one hour before. Instruction from coach and staff, autograph session and T-shirt. Boys and girls. Grades K-6. $75. Registration required. Presented by University of Kentucky. 257-1916; Newport.


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through July 9. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Under the Big Top: Lions, tigers and bears. Daily through July 9. R.C. Durr YMCA, $170, $125 members; part-day: $105, $75 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Teen Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 9. R.C. Durr YMCA, $175, $130 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. Teen Adventure Trips, 8 a.m. Parent/Teen Greenbrier River WV and Bike Trail/Whitewater rafting. $990 per pair. Teens entering grades 6-9. Five days and four nights. Daily through July 9. Camp Ernst, Registration required. 586-6181; Burlington. Kenton County YMCA Traditional Day Camp, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Survivor: Outwit, Outlast, Olympics. Daily through July 9. Kenton County YMCA, $120, $100 members; registration fee: $40 family, $25 child. Registration required. 781-1814. Independence. Advanced Camping Experience Camp, 8:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 16. Kenton County YMCA, $120, $100 members; registration fee: $40 family, $25 child. Registration required. 356-3178. Independence. Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Survivor: Outwit, Outlast, Olympics. Daily through July 9. Campbell County YMCA, $140, $110 members. Registration required. 781-1814; Fort Thomas. Preschool Camp, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Daily through July 9. Campbell County YMCA, 1437 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Scholarships and financial assistance available. Ages 3-5. $85, $65 members. Registration required. 7811814; Fort Thomas. Campbell County YMCA Adventure Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 9. Campbell County YMCA, $140, $110 members. Registration required. 572-3063. Fort Thomas. Campbell County YMCA A.C.E.S. Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 9. Campbell County YMCA, $140, $110 members. Registration required. 572-3063. Fort Thomas. Campbell County YMCA Pre and post Camp, 6:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Pre-camp care. Daily through July 9. 4:15 p.m.-6 p.m. Postcamp care. Daily through July 9. Campbell County YMCA, Pre: $35, $25 members; post: $30, $20 members. Registration required. 781-1814; Fort Thomas. R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Camp Leadership in Training Program, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 9. R.C. Durr YMCA, $60, $30 members. Registration required. 5345700; Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Sports and Specialty Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Flag Football Camp and Cheer Camp. Daily through July 9. R.C. Durr YMCA, $175, $130 members. 5345700; Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Day Camp, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 9. R.C. Durr YMCA, $125-$175 per week. Registration required. 534-5700; Burlington. T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 6


Skidaddles Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Skidaddles Inc. $170 for five days, $140 for four days, $115 for three days. Registration required. 647-7529; Florence. SummerCare: Adventures in Wonderland, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 9. Fort Wright Elementary School, $128 week; $29 per day. Registration required online. 4312075; Fort Wright. SummerCare: Adventures in Wonderland, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 9. Ockerman Elementary School, $128 week; $29 per day. Registration required online. 4312075; Florence.


Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball Summer Camp, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Daily through July 8. Better Bodies Fitness Center, 2230 Grandview Drive. Players divided into training groups according to skill level and taught at most beneficial pace. Ages 4-12. $75. Registration required. Presented by Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball. 620-6520; Fort Mitchell.

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Parent/Camper Day, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunrock Farm, 103 Gibson Lane, Parents join campers for a day of hands-on activities with animals and nature. $90 parent and child. Registration required. 781-5502; Wilder. Skidaddles Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Skidaddles Inc. $170 for five days, $140 for four days, $115 for three days. Registration required. 647-7529; Florence. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 1 1


High School Summer Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Institute, 7 p.m. Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Five days and nights high school students live on campus and work with professors. Participate in hands-on projects out in the field, on the Ohio River, at the Biology Field Station, at the Observatory and in science labs. Ages 9-12. $500; $50 discount if registration received by April 15. Registration required by May 31. 635-6941; Crestview Hills. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 1 2


CSI Camp, 8 a.m.-noon Daily through July 15. Gateway Community and Technical College Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way. Basic CSI techniques, including finger-printing, interrogation, photography and computer forensics. Staged crime scene on final day. Ages 11-12. Free. Registration required by June 30. 442-1104. Florence.


Camp Carnegie Art and Drama Workshops, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Production: The Bad Guy Talk Show. Workshop 3. Snack provided. Mondays and Wednesdays. July 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Includes art making, dramatic exercises, writing, brainstorming, team-building, problem solving and performance in the Otto M. Budig Theatre. Ages 6-12. Free; $10 registration deposit. Registration required. 491-2030; Covington. Newport Central Catholic Summer Drama Program, 9 a.m.-noon Grades K-4. Monday-Friday. Continues through July 22. Performance 7:30 p.m. on July 23. $150. Newport Central Catholic High School, 13 Carothers Road, Black Box Theatre. Lunch, acting, dancing and music. With drama coach and assistants. Each session limited to 30 students. Registration required. 2920001; Newport. Camp Ernst Middle School Drama Camp, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Grades: 3-5. Daily through July 15. Camp Ernst Middle School, 6515 Camp Ernst Rd. Disney’s Aristocats Kids performed by 3-5 graders. Dear Edwina Jr. performed by 6-8 graders. Seminars in theatre. With Karen Wiebe, director. Ages 3-8. $75 grades 6-8 for week; $65 grades 3-5 for week. Registration required by June 15. 534-4000.


Little Britain Stables Horse Camp, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Daily through July 16. Little Britain Stables, $300. Registration required. 586-7990; Burlington.


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This is a public service position and the person appointed will not be employed by the Erlanger-Elsmere Public Schools.


Board members must be: • At least 24 years old. • A Kentucky citizen for the last three years. • A registered voter in the district and voter precinct(s) of the vacancy. • Have a high school diploma or a GED certificate. • Must be in compliance with anti-nepotism state laws. • Cannot provide contract services for the school district.


School board members are involved primarily in the following areas: • Developing policy that governs the operation of schools. • Providing visionary leadership that establishes long-range plans and programs for the district. • Hiring the district superintendent and issuing annual evaluation reports. • Setting local tax rates and practicing vigorous stewardship to ensure that all school district funds are spent wisely.

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July 16. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center, Highland Heights, $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 581-6166. Highland Heights. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 16. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center, Taylor Mill, $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 5816166. Taylor Mill. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 16. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center, Florence, $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 5816166. Florence. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 16. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center, $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 581-6166. Richwood. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 16. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center, Fort Thomas, $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 5816166. Fort Thomas. Skidaddles Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Skidaddles Inc. $170 for five days, $140 for four days, $115 for three days. Registration required. 647-7529; Florence. SummerCare: Adventures in Wonderland, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 16. Fort Wright Elementary School, $128 week; $29 per day. Registration required online. 4312075; Fort Wright. SummerCare: Adventures in Wonderland, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 16. Ockerman Elementary School, $128 week; $29 per day. Registration required online. 4312075; Florence.


Finstitute Summer Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Eco-Explorer. Daily through July 16. Newport Aquarium, $190, $150 passholders; $170, $130 passholders advance by May 5. Registration required. 815-1442. Newport. Sunrock Farm Nature Camp, 9:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. Daily through July 16. Sunrock Farm, $195 per week. Registration required. 781-5502. Wilder. Young Stewards of the Earth, 8 a.m.-noon, Northern Kentucky Montessori Center, $150$180 per week. Registration required. 3313725. Crescent Springs.


High Seas Vacation Bible School, 6 p.m.8:30 p.m. Daily through July 16. Florence United Methodist Church, 8585 Old Toll Road, Grades 1-6. Free. 371-7961; Florence.


Bishop Brossart High School Boys’ Soccer, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Daily through July 15. Bishop Brossart High School, 4 Grove St. Beiting Fields. With Brian Goller, instructor and coach. $70, $60 before July 1. Registration required. 635-2108. Alexandria.


R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. World of Discovery. Daily through July 16. R.C. Durr YMCA, $170, $125 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Preschool Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-noon Part-day. Barn Yard Bonanza. Daily through July 16. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Barn Yard Bonanza. Daily through July 16. R.C. Durr YMCA, $170, $125 members; part-day: $105, $75 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Teen Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 16. R.C. Durr YMCA, $175, $130 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. Kenton County YMCA Traditional Day Camp, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Hollywood Bound. Daily through July 16. Kenton County YMCA, $120, $100 members; registration fee: $40 family, $25 child. Registration required. 7811814. Independence. Advanced Camping Experience Camp, 8:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 23. Kenton County YMCA, $120, $100 members; registration fee: $40 family, $25 child. Registration required. 356-3178. Independence. Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hollywood Bound. Daily through July 16. Campbell County YMCA, $140, $110 members. Registration required. 781-1814; Fort Thomas. Campbell County YMCA Adventure Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 16. Campbell County YMCA, $140, $110 members. Registration required. 572-3063. Fort Thomas. Campbell County YMCA A.C.E.S. Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 16. Campbell County YMCA, $140, $110 members. Registration required. 572-3063. Fort Thomas. Campbell County YMCA Pre and post Camp, 6:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Pre-camp care. Daily through July 16. 4:15 p.m.-6 p.m. Post-camp care. Daily through July 16. Campbell County YMCA, Pre: $35, $25 members; post: $30, $20 members. Registration required. 781-1814; Fort Thomas. R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Camp Leadership in Training Program, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 16. R.C. Durr YMCA, $60, $30 members. Registration required. 5345700; Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Sports and Specialty Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Soccer Camp and fine Arts Camp. Daily through July 16. R.C. Durr YMCA, $175, $130 members. 5345700; Burlington.


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July 1, 2010

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All the sports are Kohls’ stage

By James Weber

Pierce Kohls had a busy spring this year. The 2010 Calvary Christian graduate was recovering from the end of basketball season and getting ready to play both tennis and baseball during the spring campaign. That was when he asked to add something else to his plate. The school needed a new lead for its production of “The Music Man,” and the director asked Kohls to step in just weeks before the opening. Kohls had taken up drama class and after a few days of deliberating, he decided to unleash his vocal skills the way he does his tennis serves. He said he couldn’t have succeeded without the help of Calvary parents Joe and Amy Moss, who worked with the cast. “I’ve never done anything like that before,” he said. “It was so far out of my comfort zone, it was

The Kohls file • Six-time Ninth Region runner-up in boys’ tennis singles. • State quarterfinalist in boys’ singles in 2009. • Received a tennis scholarship at Northern Kentucky University. • Starting point guard in basketball for Calvary’s All “A” Classic state tournament team. • Starting left fielder for Calvary’s conference champion baseball team in 2010. • Starter on soccer team. • Drama club member. • Volunteers for elementary after-school programs.

ridiculous. There was pressure on me, but I didn’t want to let anyone down. I had to sing and dance by myself, but it ended up being Kohls a great show.” Kohls is the 2010 Kenton County Sportsman of the Year in a contest conducted by the Recorder Newspapers. Readers nominated athletes and then voted for them in an online poll. Kohls, a resident of California in Campbell County, is headed to Northern Kentucky University this fall to study pre-pharmacy and play on the tennis team. He got there after an outstanding prep career in which he was Ninth region singles runner-up six times and played in the state tournament those same years. “I’m proud to represent Calvary,” he said. “It’s a great honor. Being up there with (Holmes basketball star) Ricardo Johnson and the other nominees, there are a lot of great names on this list. It’s a privilege.” This spring, Kohls added the home plate of baseball to his plate of jobs, playing left field for the Cougars. He also played soccer in the fall and was point guard for the basketball team in the winter. He was a starter for Calvary’s 10th Region All “A” championship team in 2009. Baseball made him a rare foursport athlete in the same year. He helped Calvary post a 13-9 record,

6-1 in the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference to win the championship. He balanced baseball with his tennis matches. “He challenged himself,” said Jody Hilsher, Calvary’s athletic director and head baseball coach. “He worked it out and probably made about 90 percent of the baseball activities. He didn’t just play a lot of sports, he contributed. He helped lead the team in basketball at point guard. We had three season-ending injuries (in baseball) and he came in and helped, and he was one of the top offensive threats on the soccer team.” Kohls regretted missing Calvary’s biggest win of the baseball season, an extra-inning win over Beechwood to claim the NKAC title. But tennis came first that week as he was in the state tournament at the time. He enjoyed getting better on the diamond as the season proFILE PHOTO gressed. Pierce Kohls plays in the All “A” Classic state tournament in 2009. “I loved it,” he said. “I started off not great. I was batting about head tennis coach at Calvary, first his life recently as one of 700 peo.250 and I was kind of discour- put him on a tennis court as a 1 ple in NKU’s freshman orientaaged but as time went on I hit year old. tion. Calvary’s senior class had about .444 and that was pretty “He was 3 years old and hit the less than 50 students. He’ll never good. I have to give credit to Jesus ball 100 times over the net with- forget his time at the small school. for batting that well, because I had out missing,” Mike Kohls said. “It was a great year. I’ll rememno structural foundation. I had no “He ended up loving all the ber it my whole life,” he said. idea what I was doing.” “There were so many great things: sports.” Kohls has always enjoyed Both father and Hilsher said Going to high school retreat, senbeing part of a team more than Pierce remains humble after all his ior trip to Disney World. That’s individual glory. what’s great about Calvary. It’s success. “I’m more of a team-sport play“He went for a job interview smaller and I know everyone. er and baseball was great,” he the other day and told me ‘I had to We’re all close. I give all the credsaid. “l loved being with the guys state my attributes and brag on it to God and I love my family.” and having fun.” myself, and I just couldn’t do it,’” Ultimately, tennis earned him a Mike Kohls said. scholarship and his college future. Kohls began the next stage of His father, Mike, who is also his

Williamson armed with competitive spirit By James Weber

When she was a little girl, Ellen Williamson competed in a swimming meet with a cast on her arm and won her event. Since those early days at the Fort Mitchell Country Club, Williamson has been even harder to beat in the pool with two healthy arms. The incoming senior at Notre Dame Academy has won four state titles the past two years and set seven records at the regional and state levels last February. She is the 2010 Sportswoman of the Year for Kenton County in a contest conducted by the Recorder Newspapers. Athletes were nominated and then put up for an online poll with reader voting determining the winner. “She broke her arm riding her bike but still got in the pool and swam backstroke,” said her mother, Cindy Williamson, of Fort Mitchell. “She’s competitive, but she’s also very friendly. She loves being around all her swim team members.” Williamson has been a key figure for the always


Ellen Williamson (middle) joins her parents, Kenny and Cindy Williamson. strong Pandas high school program and year-round is on the national team for the Northern Kentucky Clippers club program. Recently, she went to Dublin, Ireland, for a m e e t with fellow Clippers Caitlyn Forman (also NDA) and Krissie Brandenburg (Beechwood).

They were part of Team USA at the Irish national championships, a meet they qualified for in Orlando in March. “It was so much fun,” Ellen said. “That was my first international trip. It was cool to be on the same team with people all over the country. England brought their national team. In my 400 IM, I was with the British national record holder.” While the trip was mostly business, Williamson got

to do some sightseeing during her 11-day stay. “After going on this trip, I want to train really hard and go even faster,” she said. The year-round dedication is fun for Williamson with her Clippers teammates, who go to different high schools. “I love training with other people. In high school, we’re split up, but we all come back and train with each other,” she said. “Caitlyn and Krissie and I, we all do backstroke a lot. One of us gets better, the rest of us work to catch up. We push each other.” Williamson said she enjoys the team aspect of relays more than her individual swims. She was part of the 200 medley relay state champs in February. When not swimming, Williamson enjoys math in school and coaching younger kids in the pool, including Clippers and Special Olympics. “It’s cool to get to know the younger kids,” she said. “When I was younger, the national team was so awesome. You always look up to them. I think it means a lot to the younger kids to know what the older kids are like.” Her swimming skills will


Ellen Williamson of Notre Dame in her 200 IM state title swim at the 2010 state meet.

The Williamson file • 2010 state champion and state record holder in 100 butterfly, 200 individual medley and 200 medley relay. Regional champion and recordholder in those three events and the 200 freestyle relay. • Also won the state championship in the butterfly in 2009. • Ranked fourth in the send her to the junior nationals in California this summer, and likely to a Division I college to continue her career. Williamson is making unofficial visits this summer.

nation in the 100 butterfly for 18 and unders. • Five top-eight finishes at NCSA Junior Nationals. • Coaches youth swimmers for Northern Kentucky Clippers and Special Olympics. • Cumulative GPA of 4.29. • National Honor Society member. “Swimming is a very social event when you’re not working,” her mother said. “She enjoys being around her friends. When they’re in the pool, they’re very competitive.” Brought to you by:

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The Northern Kentucky Ohio Volleyball Club, based at Town and Country Sports Complex in Wilder, is conducting programs designed to prepare the volleyball athlete and coach for their school try-outs in July and August. â&#x20AC;˘ Volleyball Boot Camp, scheduled for Friday, July 9, through Sunday, July 11, will teach all skills instruction and drilling, game situation drilling and intensity and endurance training. Cost is $85 and covers all three

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Baseball tryouts

The Kentucky Colonels are having tryouts for their 16U 2011 team on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-8, and Aug. 14-15 at St. Henry High School. Saturday times are from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with registration starting at 9 a.m. Sunday times are from 1:15-3:30 p.m. with registration starting 1 p.m. Eligible players cannot turn 17 before May 1, 2011.

Simon Kenton on air

Simon Kenton High School varsity football will have their entire regular season and post-season games broadcast live on the radio for the upcoming season. Steve Jarnicki of Steve Jarnicki Productions will provide radio play-by-play coverage for Simon Kenton as all games can be heard on radio

station WQRT Real Talk 1160 AM Cincinnati and will stream online at Jarnicki will host a 30minute pre-game show, which will air prior to kickoff before every game. Included in the pre-game show will be an interview with Jeff Marksberry, head football coach of Simon Kenton.

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Michele Hudson, a freshman softball player for Thomas More College and a Notre Dame Academy graduate, was recently named to the Presidentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll for the spring semester. Also named to the list was Thomas More sophomore womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball player Katie Tierney, a Notre Dame Academy graduate; and Simon Kenton High School graduate Chelsea Tolliver, a sophomore womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball player at Thomas More. The PAC Academic Honor Roll honors student-athletes on winter and spring varsity sports teams who have earned a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale during their semester of competition.


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If you had one day to do anything, where would you spend the day locally? Why?

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“I would happily spend the day on my front porch, reading. My front porch is my summertime oasis – lush with plants and comfortable wicker furniture. Great place to read, nap, chat with neighbors as they pass by.” J.S.B.

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“If I had one day to do anything locally, I would spend it in the company of my wife and our daughter, providing she could find someone to watch her two little ones so we could relax. “My oldest son doesn’t like this kind of stuff, so I wouldn’t make him join in, and our youngest son is out of town. “We could include my wonderful next door neighbors, and have a nice meal catered in, with a bunch of firewood, some cold ones, and some good music. “May not sound like much, but boy, I like it!!” Bill B. “Most likely in a comfortable hammock under a large shade tree on a low humidity/low temperature day listening to the natural surroundings. No phone, no internet, no interruptions. Why? Stress relief.” O.H.R. “One day to do something locally...I’d want to be on a yacht cruising the Ohio River with blue skies and sunshine. I’d want to be waited on with whatever I wanted to eat and drink and have my family and friends with me. That would be a great day!” E.E.C. “Would love to spend one day, when not so hot, on a gravel bar in a secluded area of the Little Miami River fly fishing and bird watching.” J.Z. “Start the day at the street stalls on Court Street buying fresh produce then go to the Anderson Ferry and ride it into Kentucky. From there visit Devou Park in Covington. Then visit the Peace Bell in Newport and have lunch at Pompilio’s. From there visit the Krohn Conservatory and other museums in Eden Park. Check out Mount Adams on the way down to visit Fountain Square and stroll around. Go to Sawyer Point and stroll around then have dinner at the Boat House. If there’s a Reds’ game, take that in then call it a day.” R.V. “I grew up in the ‘40s and ‘50s in the city of Wyoming, and seldom






get back out to the Valley. That’s where I’d spend a leisurely summer day. “I’d stop by both of my family homes and my grandparents Sears house (I’ve been fortunate to go through them as an adult). I’d drive by homes where relatives and friends lived so long ago, the golf course where we went sled riding and the convent grounds next to it, where we picked blackberries, had picnic lunches, picked wildflowers for our mothers, and visited the chapel. “The bakery where we got our birthday cakes is still there, and I’d stop for a treat. Of course many of the landmarks of my youth are long gone: the two drugstores with soda fountains, the 5 and 10 cent store, Kraus’ Hardware store, a hodgepodge of merchandise including penny candy, bubble gum, and bulk marbles for kids; the Vogue Theater, where we spent Saturday afternoon watching double features and where I got my first job; the dairy, where we watched milk being bottled and visited the horses in their barn; and the wonderful old library across from my school. “As I drove around Wyoming on my day there, all I’d have to do is close my eyes and I’d see them all again. It would be a wonderful day.” S.S. “I would like to check into a hotel with a lovely pool with no children splashing about. Then lazily float on a raft while someone brings me umbrella drinks (a swim up bar would be great too!)” C.A.S. “Probably at Kings Island or at a picnic at the home of a family member. Why, because it doesn’t get any better than being with family.” B.N. “From the time I was a little kid I always looked forward to going to Coney Island,so I guess as I have got older my one day would be spent at Coney to bring back old memories.” L.S. “At a park with my family. Western Hills has some great ones, especially for children: West Fork Park, Mitchell Memorial Forest, Miami Whitewater, Garden Paradise Park in Delhi, and Fernbank Park are out favorites. Our daughter also loves the playground at Harvest Home.” R.R.

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Jobs vs. the environment The mountains of Kentucky have always been home to coal miners. In more recent years, mountaintop removal has replaced traditional forms of mining causing a riptide of debate. In an NPR article mountaintop removal is compared to a layered cake. The icing is the coal seam beneath the surface. The top layer of cake is removed to reach the icing or in the case of mining, coal. Coal companies use explosives to stir the mountaintops from their peaks. Often debris from the explosions lands in the neighboring valleys and streams. Frequently the mountain communities are confounded by the side effects of the mines. Sludge ponds overflow and spill into towns after storms, parts of the local fish population are killed as a result of toxic run-off, and homes are experiencing damage from nearby blasts. While mountain mining is a cheaper technique for both producers and consumers, the technique requires less manpower than traditional forms of mining. With the new technique, many miners are out of the job. According to Kentucky Coal Facts on a “Kentucky Coal Association” website, the numbers of Kentuckians employed as coal miners decreased from roughly 47,000 in 1979 to 17,000 in 2006. Those numbers coincide with the advent of mountaintop removal in the late ’70s. Eastern Kentucky has long established itself as coal

country. Many residents make their livelihood in the mines, but now coal companies are filling their positions with machinery. Eastern KenRosemarie tuckians are Santos divided on the I recently Community issue. interviewed two Recorder solid waste guest c o o r d i n a t o r s columnist from Eastern Kentucky. Angie Muncy is the coordinator from Leslie County and according to her without mountaintop removal the community would have no economic support. She hopes that the mining will bring development to the area. Willard Burton, coordinator from Johnson County, firmly asserts that ending mountain mining will cause great job loss in their community. What a conundrum? Mountaintop removal replaces many miners, but without it, there are even less jobs. On the contrary, the famous Eastern Kentucky author Wendell Berry was quoted saying, “The worst inflictor of poverty and ecological damage has been the coal industry … Some are scars on the land that will not be healed in any length of time imaginable by human.” Silas House is another wellknown author, mountain advo-

cate and Eastern Kentucky resident. House recently posted a blog comparing the spill in the Gulf to mountaintop removal, “Most of the people who live on the Gulf are not wealthy. Those in the fishing industry are much like our underground miners: Hardworking, determined, and very proud of their jobs. The big difference is that since the Gulf is not caught up in a mono-economy, we actually have fishermen on the news complaining about the oil companies. Here in Appalachia, miners fear they will lose their jobs and we’ve been taught by the industry that if we say anything at all against coal, we’re downright unpatriotic.” So why should Boone County residents care about the Appalachian Mountains? Not only are the mountains beautiful and provide Boone Countians with close-to-home tourism, but also the majority of our energy in Boone County comes from Eastern Kentucky. You can track which mines your energy comes from on Google Earth. Every time you flick a switch in your house, every time you watch television, you use energy that originated from the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. The state of coal and the future of coal communities will affect us at home on a daily basis. Rosemarie Santos is Boone County solid waste education coordinator.


Scott Senior Coop Olano won the Cappie Award for Comic Actor in a Musical at the Cappie’s Gala at the Aronoff P&G Pavillion. The original producer of The Frog Princess, D. Lynn Myers of Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati and the lyricist, David Kisor were presenters at the event and were delighted to see the Baba Yaga snippet, and to see Coop accept the award for his role as Baba Yaga.


Kenton County library writers group hones skills I had played at writing for years when I learned that a writers group was holding regular meetings at the Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Public Library. Feeling that I needed some structure and, yes, pressure, to be more consistent in my efforts, I decided to check it out. After sitting in on a meeting, seeing the caliber of writers present, and hearing the quality of feedback they gave to one another, I was convinced. The Erlanger Branch Writers Group had formed a community of which I wanted to be a part. Considering the fringe benefits that have come along with it, my decision to join

has paid off far better than I ever imagined. The positive effects of being in the Library's Writers Group have not only been confined to the realm of pen and paper. I have also found new friends; people who both share and at times contradict some of my closest held beliefs, all in the spirit of accepting the diversity that naturally exists within any group. There are many evenings when we are late getting to the “business” of our meeting and late getting out the door at the conclusion because of all the “catching up” with each other that we find absolutely necessary.

We are a cross section of our community, and having the opportunity to come together as we do for a common purpose is quite a gift. Just being at the writers group meetings has also introduced me to other aspects of the Kenton County Library's outreach. Observing or taking part in the different events connected with the annual Northern Kentucky One Book One Community program – supported by the libraries of Kenton, Campbell, Boone and Grant Counties – is just another way that I have been drawn into a greater recognition of and participation in the expanded neighborhood in which I live.

Need a break from participation in the day's drudgery? Like a little escape? The Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Library is just the place to go. In the same room where the writers group meets, the Library also holds Indie Film Night. Hollywood hits and lesser known but critically acclaimed movies are regularly screened complete with popcorn and discussion afterward, if you wish to take part. If not, enjoy the show and go home refreshed and ready for life's next round. If I had not joined the Library's writers group, I would have missed out on so much more than

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just the opportunity to interact with other keyboard pounders. It opened a door into a wider world that I am only now beginning to fully explore. For all the writers group has given me, both in professional support and the opportunity to become a more active participant in the greater neighborhood in which I live, I want to thank the Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Public Library. Doug Clifton participates in The Erlanger Branch Writers Group



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Independence Nie’s Pharmacy & Wellness Center owner Jack Nie holds a one-onone consultation with a customer Friday June 25. The family-owned business, which has been open since 1936, provides a myriad of heath services to customers.

Just health care at Nie’s

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Customers won’t find much more than medical supplies, hard-working pharmacists and over-thecounter medicine at Nie’s Pharmacy in Independence, but to owner Jack Nie, that’s what it’s all about. “We don’t sell Easter bunnies or garden gnomes,” he said. “We’re trying to focus on health care.” Nie’s Pharmacy & Wellness Center, located at 11745 Madison Pike, has been family owned and operated since 1936. Nie’s provides services hard to find anywhere else, including private consultations with patients to resolves questions or concerns about their condition or prescription. “You don’t get a lot of time in a physician’s office. Patients walk away with a lot of questions,” Nie said. “We try to offer that kind of information.”

Patients can also take advantage of Nie’s custom compounding service, which allows the pharmacy to customize the form or dosage of a medicine. “We combine specific chemicals to make medicine specifically for you. We also make custom compounds for exotic animals you’d find in the zoo or on the farm,” Nie said. A certification, extra training and specialized equipment is required to make custom compound medicines, Nie said. All custom compound medicines are tested by a third-party laboratory. Nie’s also devotes a portion of the shop to durable medical equipment, including wheel chairs, walkers, hospital beds, shoes, lift chairs and more. Nie’s Pharmacy is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Call 356-3941 for more information or visit

The county’s July 4 celebrations will bring good times to everyone with good food, rides, live music and of course, fireworks.

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• Independence

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Get your motor running

Check out all the different rides at the 7th annual Newport Motorcycle Rally at Newport Festival Park July 2-5. The rally will include fireworks on the riverfront, games, live entertainment, food, contest and prizes. Awards will also be given to the best bikes. More than 28,000 visitors went to this event in 2009. For hours and more information, visit

THINGS TO DO Midsummer classic

Lead your team onto the field in the FireCracker Classic wiffle ball tournament at Heritage Academy, Saturday, July 3. Two divisions, slow-pitch and modified-pitch, will compete in the tournament. The cost per team is $75. The event, which is being presented by the National Wiffle Ball Federation, begins at 8 a.m. and will last until 6 p.m. For more information, visit or call 8171614. Heritage Academy is located at 7216 U.S. 42 in Florence.

Art exhibits

Check out summer themes and colorways by more than 30 regional artists at the “Some ‘R Happening!” art exhibit at the Passionate Arts Center in Covington from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 2. The exhibit will feature paintings, pottery, sculpture, hand-painted silks, custom jewelry, hats, enameling and more. The exhibit is family friendly and free to attend. For more information, call 393-8358. The Passionate Arts Center is located at 31-33 W. Pike Street.

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Officials from cities all over Kenton County have some advice for residents for Independence Day this year … sit back and enjoy the show. The July 4th holiday will again be marked by celebrations in a number of cities this year, with parades, cookouts, games, concerts and of course fireworks, to headline the parties. No matter in what part of the county you find yourself over the holiday weekend, there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself engulfed in a red, white and blue bash. Here’s a look at some of the highlights from around the area.

• Edgewood

The city will hold its annual Independence Day celebration on July 3 this year, kicking things off with the 5K race that begins at Presidents Park at 8 a.m. Following the race, the always popular parade will begin, leaving the K-Mart parking lot around 9:30 a.m., and making its way through the city to Presidents Park, where there will be an awards ceremony for the floats. “The parade is always one of the biggest things here, and people always look forward to it,” said Edgewood Mayor John Link. Following the conclusion of the parade, the action will shift to Freedom Park, where there will be volleyball tournaments throughout the afternoon, as well as a free concert at 7 p.m., courtesy of the classic rock band Red Idle. Food and drinks will be available for purchase during the day as well. Finally, the fireworks show, fromRozzi Fireworks, will begin at dusk in Freedom Park. In case of rain, the fireworks will be pushed back to July 4 at dusk. For more information about any of the events, visit, or call the city at 331-5910.



Fort Wright resident Jackson Anderson stopped by last year’s Independence Fourth of July Celebration to make sand art.

• Fort Mitchell

Fort Mitchell’s annual Independence Day parade will coincide with the celebration of their centennial this year. The parade, which will again feature a variety of floats from local businesses and organizations, will also have a special centennial theme, as the city will display cars of different eras to help mark their 100th birthday. The parade will begin at the Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home around 11:30 a.m., and will end at Beechwood High School. Residents are encouraged to line Dixie Highway for the parade, as many of the past parade participants have been known to toss candy to the spectators. “People love the parade, and it’s a lot of fun for the city,” said council member Vicki Boerger. For more information about the parade, contact the city at 331-1212.

The City of Independence’s Fourth of July Celebration will start at 5 p.m. on July 2 with a fireworks preview at 10 p.m. and continue from 4 to 11 p.m. July 3 with fireworks at 10 p.m. This is the 12th annual celebration, which should draw large crowds from all over the region and beyond, said Parks Director Nita Brake. “If you love fireworks, we probably have the best show in Northern Kentucky for the Fourth of July,” she said. And while the celebration always includes carnival fare, games and rides, vendors and live music, if families need to stretch the dollar, they can just come and watch the fireworks for free, Brake said. “Bring a chair and set up by the amphitheater – that’s the best spot,” she said. Residents cannot bring their own alcohol to the event, but they’re welcome to bring a cooler of soft drinks and snacks. A Fourth of July parade will begin at 3 p.m. July 3 at the Summit View Campus and ends at Memorial Park. To participate in the parade, call Brake at 356-5302. A shuttle will be available for fireworks July 3. The shuttle will leave Summit View Campus at 8 p.m. For more shuttle information, call Captain Anthony Lucas at 356-2697.

• Notre Dame

The Sisters of Notre Dame Fourth of July Festival will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 4, at St. Joseph Heights, located at 1601 Dixie Highway. The festival will include food, raffles, silent auctions, music, a magician, Sunrock Farm animals, bingo and more. Events will happen rain or shine. All proceeds benefit the Notre Dame Urban Education Center in Covington. For more information, call 2912040.


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Some ‘R Happening!, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Passionate Arts Center, 31-33 W. Pike St. Gallery 31, exhibit; Gallery 33, Art Bar. Summer themes and colorways by more than 30 regional artists; including painting, pottery, sculpture, hand painted silks, custom jewelry, hats, enameling and more. Family friendly. Free. 393-8358. Covington. The Little Voyageurs, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. The BLDG, 30 W. Pike St. New work by Matt Haber, including the unveiling of his first lifesize sculpture. He presents a catalog of characters in scenarios, which explore moral and ethical dilemmas in a stage-like setting. Through Aug. 6. 491-4228; Covington.


Ride the Ducks Newport, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Ride the Ducks Newport, 1 Levee Way, A 60minute amphibious sightseeing tour of Newport, Covington and Cincinnati waterfronts. All ages. $15, $11 children. 815-1439. Newport.


Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, 670 W. Third St. Free. 291-2550; Covington. Tickets Sports Cafe Fish Fry, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tickets Sports Cafe, 100 W. Sixth St. All-you-can-eat fried fish, fries and coleslaw. Mixed drinks, beer and soft drinks available. No sharing and no carryout. $7.95. 4311839; Covington.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sidebar, 322 Greenup St. 431-3456. Covington.


Fast Forward, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Riverside Marina Bar and Grill, 145 Mary Ingles Highway (Ky. 8), Presented by Riverside Marina. 4428111; Dayton, Ky.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. Directed by Bill Gemmer and features John Von Ohlen. 261-2365; Covington.


Tom Segura, 8 p.m. $14. 10:15 p.m. $14. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Ages 21 and up. 957-2000; Newport. Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, More than 20 species of the world’s most weird and wonderful aquatic creatures. With new technology, new display cases and expanded gallery. Free kids during summer family hours with every adult paying full price 4-7 p.m. until Sept. 3. Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12. 261-7444; Newport.


Campbell County Farmers’ MarketAlexandria, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Southern Lanes Sports Center, 7634 Alexandria Pike, Parking lot. Includes produce, plants, flowers, jams, jellies, honey and arts and crafts. Presented by Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. 572-2600; Alexandria. McGlasson Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. McGlasson Farms, 5832 River Road, Vegetables and fruits while in season-calendar on website. Some you-pick. Includes tomatoes, sweet corn, peaches, apples, red potatoes, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, green peppers, cabbage, green onions, watermelons, squash, okra, eggplant, pumpkins, fall decorations and apple cider and more. 6895229; Hebron. Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, Ky. 18 and Camp Ernst Road, From apples to zucchini, and everything in between. With perennial plants, there are annuals and hanging baskets for all occasions. Presented by Boone County Cooperative Extension Service. 586-6101. Burlington. Boone County Farmers Market Florence Satellite, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Locally grown and produced food items. Presented by Boone County Cooperative Extension Service. 3422665; Florence.


Newport Motorcycle Rally, 5 p.m.-midnight Music by the Natalie Wells Band 7-11 p.m. Festival Park Newport, Riverboat Row, Music, food, games, motorcycle show, contests and prizes. Free. Presented by City of Newport. 912-2509; Newport.


Independence Fourth of July Fireworks, 10 p.m. Preview. Independence Memorial Park, Delaware Crossing, Entertainment and fireworks show. Bring seating. Family-friendly. Free. Presented by City of Independence. Through July 3. 356-5302; Independence.

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Fast Forward, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Riverside Marina Bar and Grill, 442-8111; Dayton, Ky.


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


Tom Segura, 7:30 p.m. $14. 10 p.m. $14. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000; Newport.


Equinox Women’s Party, 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Yadda Club, 404 Pike St. Drinks specials and fun for the ladies. Presented by Equinox Cincinnati. 491-5600; Covington. Equinox Bear Party, 3 p.m.-9 p.m. 701, 701 Bakewell St. Drink specials and fun for men. Presented by Equinox Cincinnati. 431-7011; Covington.


Kentucky Kuzzins, 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Mainstream level Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427; Covington.

FireCracker Classic Wiffle Ball Tournament, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Heritage Academy, 7216 U.S. 42, Two-division competitive wiffle ball event with top teams in slow pitch and modified pitch. Teams guaranteed three games. $75 per team, $60 advance by June 20. Presented by National Wiffle Ball Federation. 817-1614; Florence.




Ride the Ducks Newport, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Ride the Ducks Newport, $15, $11 children. 815-1439. Newport. Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12. 261-7444; Newport.


Zumba Class, 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Latin dance fitness party. First class free. Packages available. Family friendly. $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 291-2300. Covington.


Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Promenade. Mushrooms, onions, apples, baked goods, pumpkins, cut flowers and more. Presented by Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market. 2922163. Covington. Campbell County Farmers’ Market-Newport, 9 a.m.-noon, Historic Newport Business District, Monmouth Street, At 7th and Monmouth streets. Includes produce, plants, flowers, jams, jellies, honey and arts and crafts. Presented by Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. 572-2600; Newport. Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington. Simon Kenton High School Farmer’s Market, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Independence Courthouse, 5272 Madison Pike, Includes local vendors’ produce and products and organic produce grown by Simon Kenton’s Future Farmers of America. Presented by Simon Kenton High School. 803-9483. Independence.


Newport Motorcycle Rally, noon-midnight Fireworks at 10 p.m. Music by the Natalie Wells Band 7-11 p.m. Festival Park Newport, Free. 912-2509; Newport.

Newport Gangster Walking Tour, 1 p.m. 5 p.m. Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. 5th St. Explore Newport’s connection to wellknown crime figures, including gangsters, gamblers and ladies of the night. See buildings that housed casinos, brothels and speakeasies. $15. 491-8000. Newport. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 4


Ride the Ducks Newport, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Ride the Ducks Newport, $15, $11 children. 815-1439. Newport. Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12. 261-7444; Newport.


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


Newport Motorcycle Rally, noon-midnight Music by G Miles & the Hitmen 7-10 p.m. Festival Park Newport, Free. 912-2509; Newport.


Tom Segura, 7:30 p.m. $12. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000; Newport.


Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night, 5 p.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Includes Shimmers gift certificate prizes. Free. 426-0490. Fort Wright.


Jaylie Lommel (left) and Alisia Juarez took a ride in a fairy-tale themed horse and carriage at last year’s Independence Fourth of July celebration. This year’s event will take place July 2-3 and includes rides, food, games and live music. Hours are 5-11 p.m. Friday, July 2; and 4-11 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at Independence Memorial Park, Delaware Crossing. Fireworks are at 10 p.m. both nights. A parade is at 3 p.m. Saturday from Summit View to Memorial Park. Visit M O N D A Y, J U L Y 5


McGlasson Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. McGlasson Farms, 689-5229; Hebron. Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington.


Newport Motorcycle Rally, noon-6 p.m. Warriors for the Children July Casino Ride at noon. Festival Park Newport, Free. 9122509; Newport.


Karaoke with DJ Will Corson, 9:30 p.m.1:30 a.m. The Avenue Lounge, 411 Madison Ave. $5 wine and $10 domestic buckets. 261-6120. Covington.


We Came As Romans & Close To Home, 6 p.m. With Back to the Sky and Lights Down Low. Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St. $14, $12 advance. 291-2233; Covington.


Adoption Support Group, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Cornerstone Church of God, 3413 Hillcrest Drive, Covers adoption topics allowing time to share. Free. Presented by Adoption Support Group. 380-7325. Erlanger. T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 6

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. KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Karaoke, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, 426-0490. Fort Wright.


Bob Cushing, 9:30 p.m. Sidebar, 322 Greenup St. Food and cheap drink specials. Free. 431-3456. Covington.

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COMMUNITY DANCE SwinGallery, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, All ages. No partner required. Free beginner East Coast Swing lesson 8-9 p.m. Dancing to music by DJ 9-11:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $5. Presented by SwinGallery. 513-290-9022; Covington.

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


Earth Mother Market, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Stables Building, 1038 S. Fort Thomas Ave. “Certified Organic” or “Certified Naturally Grown” growers. Includes produce, eggs and meat, value added products, flowers and soap. 572-1225; Fort Thomas.


Ricky Nye and Bekah Williams, 7:30 p.m.11:30 p.m. Chez Nora, 530 Main St. 4918027; Covington. Original Wed Blues Jam, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave. Hosted by Dick and the Roadmasters award winning blues band. 2611029; Latonia.


Church Girls, 8 p.m. Stauss Theatre, 101 Fine Arts Center, Northern Kentucky University, Musical comedy. Chaos and calamity insue when the Umatilla Second Christian Church Women’s Auxilary League gets ready for its annual Mother’s Day Pageant. Dinner served in the Corbett Theatre Lobby one and a half hours prior to performance. $55 two shows, $30; show only $15. Registration required. 572-5464; Highland Heights.


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


Runner’s Injury Clinic, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. St. Elizabeth Edgewood Sports Medicine, 830 Thomas More Parkway, Receive assistance from local medical providers, including physical therapists, athletic trainers, physicians and registered dietician. Free. Registration required. Presented by Bob Roncker’s Running Spot. 301-6300; Edgewood.


Bride’s Night Out, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St. Choose from hundreds of new and consigned designer bridal gowns from Snooty Fox, attend Bachelorette Party Remix and get tips and tricks from local experts on creating cool custom cocktails for wedding reception. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Wedding Magazine. 513-562-2781; Newport.


Mike Darrah, 7 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. Pianist. 261-2365; Covington.


Underbelly, 9:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Doors open 8:30 p.m. Cincinnati’s strangest comedy show features improv, sketches, poetry, music and more. Ages 18 and up. $6 ages 18-20; $3 ages 21 and up. 431-2201. Newport.


Cornhole Tournament, 7 p.m. Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, $5. 356-1440. Independence.



Coney Island is hosting the Coney Island Balloon Glow from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 3, on the banks of Lake Como at Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. The event includes music, entertainment, more than 20 glowing hot air balloons and Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks display. The glow is free, but pool and ride pricing applies; $10 parking after 4 p.m. Call 513-232-8230 or visit Pictured are some glowing balloons from last year’s event.

Florence Freedom Baseball, 7:05 p.m. vs. Lake Erie Crushers. Two for Tuesday: Margaritas $2 and tacos will be two for one. Tuesdays for a Cause where different area charities will be supported. Champion Window Field, 7950 Freedom Way, VIP includes wait service. Lawn available on game day only. Fans must show a lawn chair or blanket at time of purchase. $10-$12 VIP, $9, $7 lawn. 594-4487; Florence.


The All-American Birthday Party at Sawyer Point Park is 4-11 p.m. Sunday, July 4, and includes food, drink, beer and live entertainment throughout the day, with headliner, the Carter Twins, pictured. The family-friendly event will have fireworks at 10 p.m. This year, the event honors United States military, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Yellow Ribbon Support Center. Attendees are encouraged to bring toiletry items that will be shipped to servicemen and women overseas.


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Some basic considerations about freedom

Most Fourth of July holidays come and go casually. It’s good to get off work, take in a game, have a cookout, watch a parade or fireworks. To be honest, however, very little or no time is spent thinking about the blessings of freedom. During the last decade, the collective life of our country has been undergoing change and freedom threatened. The World Trade Towers destruction, the shoe and underwear bombers, the SUV packed with explosives left in Times Square on a Saturday night, the prediction that more such attempts are coming, etc. – keep us looking over our shoulders. There are enemies who don’t understand what true freedom nor our respect of it. Add to this the catastrophic spill of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, the staggering debt of $13 trillion, the immigration issue – and a mood develops that waits for

commitment to freedom. We could question if China, which curtails individual rights and restricts freedom, could rise to world power status. Yet, it’s been done before. That’s why our ancestors came to America in the first place – to escape such governments and rulers. To keep our freedom pure and effective, we must learn what freedom means today and what it demands of us. For too long we have equated freedom with license – and many have paid the price for that misconception. Many arrogantly claim, “This is a free country, I can do what I want!” Accepting this concept as true has led us to push the envelope too far, generated a coarse incivility, immodesty, narcissism, violence and the slow erosion of our morals. Freedom does not mean the ability to do anything I want. Freedom means the ability to do

another tragic shoe to drop. English historian Arnold Toynbee noted all the major civilizations that have come and gone or diminFather Lou ished over the Guntzelman centuries. For a few Perspectives their diminishment was due to conquest from without. But most of the civilizations declined because of deterioration from within. He also theorized that as new civilizations arose they tended to be located in a westerly direction from the previous one. If he’s correct, we may wonder, is China the next major civilization that will rise to great power and prestige we as decline? America is and has been a great country because of our dedication to individual rights and a

what I ought. License means doing whatever I want, irrespective of the consequences or harm to self or others. American Baptist minister and Harvard chaplain Peter Gomes explains, “Freedom’s only virtue is that it enables us to pursue that which God desires for us and which we, in our heart of hearts, desire for ourselves.” (italics mine) Freedom requires reflective choices about the purpose of life. Our Declaration of Independence is actually a Declaration of Dependence. The Constitution of the United States makes its citizens independent of kings, dictators, parliaments and even majorities as regards to basic rights and liberties. But our dependence is grounded on “the Creator,” who “has endowed man with certain inalienable rights among which are the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

If our freedom came from a king or the government, then that king or government could take it away. It is only because our freedom comes from God that it is called “inalienable,” i.e. it cannot be taken away. If we enslave ourselves to ego, power, government, drugs, prejudice or religious fanaticism, we’re not free. God wants none of these for us. Paul writes, “For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters, only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for selfindulgence, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ” (Galatians 5:13-14) Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Take a bite out of summer fruit, veggies Last week we were picking black raspberries from my bushes. T h i s week I went with daughterin-law Jessie and grandkids Rita Luke, Will Heikenfeld and Jack Rita’s kitchen tRouster’so u-pick blueberry farm in Clermont County. The blueberries, like everything else, are a couple weeks early this year. They were beautiful and we left with loaded buckets of blueberries. Jess freezes most of hers for pancakes; I freeze some and make jam, as well. You’ll find a recipe in the box of pectin.

Lemon parfait with fresh berries

This is a very soft-set parfait, perfect for layering with seasonal fruits. I made it mostly with blueberries. All berries have lots of vitamin C and are full of fiber, so eat up! 6 oz. cream cheese, softened 3 ⁄4 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 cup whipping cream 2 tablespoons lemon juice 4 cups fresh berries Combine cream cheese

and sugar. Beat on low speed until smooth. Add cream and beat until smooth. Increase speed to medium high and beat until cream is billowy – it won’t hold stiff peaks. Add lemon juice and stir briefly just to blend. Line up four parfait or wineglasses. Beginning with berries, evenly layer berries and cream. Garnish with mint sprig. Can be made three hours before serving. Serves four.

Love at First Bite’s yellow squash and tomato parmesan

Thank God I have a young editor, Lisa Mauch, who turned me on to this cookbook. It’s inspired by the four hugely popular vampire-based fantasy romance “Twilight” novels by Stephenie Meyer. The novels chart a period in the life of Isabella “Bella” Swan, a teenage girl who moves to Forks, Wash., and falls in love with a 104year-old vampire named Edward Cullen. The series is told primarily from Bella’s point of view. Book No. 3, “Eclipse,” is coming out as a movie and opens June 30. The cookbook, “Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook” by Gina Meyers, is a fun read, plus the recipes look pretty darn good. Here’s one I’m going to try, since my squash is


“Love at First Bite” is a cookbook written by Gina Meyers based on the “Twilight” series of books and movies. already bearing abundantly. The recipe wasn’t clear – it didn’t tell what to do with the other half of the veggies, etc. so I am assuming the whole dish is a layered one. 2 yellow crookneck squash, cut into 1⁄2-inch slices (I’ll be using zucchini) 2 large tomatoes, cut into 1⁄2-inch slices 1 ⁄2 cup grated Parmesan, divided 1 tablespoon dried oregano (I’ll be using 2 tablespoons fresh) 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted (I’d use a bit more) In an 8-by-8-inch baking dish, layer half the squash and tomatoes on the bottom. Sprinkle half the cheese and half the oregano. Drizzle with half the butter.

Rita and grandsons Luke, Will and Jack at Rouster’s blueberry field. Make more layers, topping Preheat oven to 375 with cheese and oregano. degrees. Drain cherries, Serves six. reserving 1 cup juice. ComAnd here’s the quote at bine Splenda and cornstarch the end: “What if I’m not in saucepan and stir in the hero? What if I’m the reserved juice. Cook until bad guy?” - Edward. mixture begins to boil. Boil one minute, stirring Remove from Cherry pie with Splenda constantly. heat; stir in lemon juice, For Helen Kane, who extract and food coloring. wanted a sugar-free pie with Fold in cherries; cool slightcanned cherries. ly and spoon into pie shell. Place second shell over 2 cans, 14.5 oz. each, filling and make slits in top. pitted tart red cherries Bake 40 to 50 minutes or 3 ⁄4 cup Splenda granulatuntil crust is nice and golden. ed Cover edges with foil to 1 ⁄4 cup cornstarch prevent overbrowning, if 2 teaspoons lemon juice necessary. Cool an hour 1 ⁄4 teaspoon almond before setting up. extract Few drops red food coloring if you want Quick pickled beets We should all be eating


more beets. They help prevent cancer and birth defects. For Laura, a Northern Kentucky reader. No real recipe, but here’s how I do it: drain a can of sliced or small whole beets. Slice a medium onion thinly and add to beets. In a saucepan, bring to a boil a cup of cider vinegar, sugar to taste (start with about 1⁄3 cup) and a dash or two of salt. Pour this over beets. Some people add a dash or two of allspice or cloves. Cool and chill. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Summer heat poses health risks With the summer heat continuing, issues like overexertion, heat stroke and dehydration have become important public health concerns. “Summer weather is inviting and encourages many of us to spend more time outdoors, but the rising temperatures also present serious health concerns,” said Department for Public Health Commissioner William Hacker, M.D. “Everyone should follow simple precautions that keep us safe from heat-related illness and injury.” According to DPH, following these precautions can make the difference between just being hot or being seriously ill: • Stay cool indoors. The most efficient way to beat the heat is to stay in an air-conditioned area. If you do not have an air conditioner, consider visiting a mall or public library. • Carefully schedule outdoor activities. If you must be out in the heat, try

to plan your activities so that you are outdoors either before noon or in the evening. Rest periodically so your body’s thermostat will have a chance to recover. • Drink plenty of fluids. Increase your normal fluid intake regardless of your activity level. You will need to drink more fluids than your thirst level indicates. This is especially true for people age 65 or older who often have a decreased ability to respond to external temperature changes. In addition, avoid drinking beverages containing alcohol because they will actually cause you to lose more fluid. • Wear appropriate clothing and sunscreen. Choose lightweight, lightcolored, loose-fitting clothing. In the hot sun, wear a wide-brimmed hat that will provide shade and keep the head cool. Sunscreen should be SPF 15 or greater and applied 30 minutes before going out into the sun.

• Use a buddy system. When working in the heat, monitor the condition of your co-workers and have someone do the same for you. Heatinduced illness can cause a person to become confused or lose consciousness. • Monitor those at high risk. Those at greatest risk of heat-related illness include infants and children up to 4 years old, people 65 or older, people who are overweight, people who overexert during work or exercise, and people who are ill or on certain medications for blood pressure or diuretics. “We also cannot stress enough the dangers of extremely hot cars and not to leave children or pets in vehicles during these heat waves,” said Hacker. “Also, don’t forget to give your pet plenty of water, shade and a place to stay cool.”

Transportation work schedule The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 Superintendent Billy Riley announced the following maintenance activities in Kenton County:

from state right of way on KY 3187 (Kyles Lane) from KY 17 to Highland Ave. (0 1 mile marker). Watch for crews, equipment and lane closures.

Thursday, July 1 • Crews will be removing trees and brush from state right of way on KY 1303 (Bristow - Turkeyfoot Road) from Mt Zion Road to KY 1829 (Richardson Road) from the 0 - 2 mile marker. Watch for crews, equipment and lane closures.

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If you have a pothole to report on a state route, you can call Kenton County Maintenance at 859-3567041 or you can call a toll free direct line to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to report potholes or other problems on all state maintained highways. The number is 1-800-PATCH IT or 1-800-728-2448.

Maintenance activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions, emergencies and other factors beyond the control of the Department of Highways. Motorists are urged to use caution in work areas, and to be alert for flaggers workers equipment which may block a portion of the roadway, and other items of concern in work zone speed limits where applicable. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 maintains nearly 579 lane miles of highways in Kenton County.

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St. Elizabeth Healthcare - Second Time Around Thrift Shop, Covington. Call 859-301-2140. Volunteers staff the Second Time Around Shop located at 2014 Eastern Avenue, Covington. Duties include picking up donated clothing, sorting, pricing, and stocking the merchandise on shelves and racks. They also pack and unpack boxes, ring up sales, make change and fill out deposit slips and take daily deposits to the bank.

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Scarf It Up For Those In Need, Erlanger. Call 859-802-4881. Volunteers are needed to participate in Silverlake "The Family Place" 9th Annual Splash n Dash 5K Run, 5K Fitness Walk Or 5K Run/250 Meter Swim Saturday July 24, 2010 Proceeds from the race will go to Scarf It Up For Those In Need to purchase hats & gloves to go with handmade scarves for

inner city youth, homeless the elderly or others in need. The race begins at 8 am Registration fee $17 Day of Race $20 Price Includes T-Shirt For More Information Call Silverlake at 859-4267777 or This is a stroller friendly event

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Sisters of Notre Dame, Covington. Call 859-291-2040. Help with pricing items, set up and clean up, and help selling

Executive staff; •merge acknowledgement letters & coordinate with the administrative assistant & other volunteers to process & mail the letters; •and/or others duties as needed.

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Ex-Change House, Inc., Mentoring Plus, Dayton. Call 859-982--5895. Mentor a teen once each week for a minimum of one year at the Salvation Army in Newport Kentucky


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American Red Cross, Cincinnati Region, Cincinnati. Call 513.579.3000. The Fund Development department of the Cincinnati Region is looking for a Fundraising Data Volunteer. The volunteer would assist the Development Operations Specialist with duties. These Duties include: •Entering gifts in to the Raiser’s Edge database; •running reports for other Development and

Frankies Furry Friends Rescue Inc., Alexandria. Call 859-635-9114. Planning for fundraisers throughout the year.

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Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859.491.8303. We are looking for responsible adults who are free during the day to transport youth (ages 11-17) to school and doctor's appointments.

Summer Series Volunteers

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Newport. Call 859 431-6216. The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra is actively seeking volunteers for its 2010 Summer Series, July 10, August 7 & September 4. The KSO's Summer Series concerts are held at Devou Park in Covington, Kentucky.

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St. Elizabeth Healthcare - Fort Thomas, Fort Thomas. Call 859301-2140. To staff the Gift Shop and providing service to all customers. Accept responsibility for shop operation and ringing in all sales on the register.

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Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859.491.8303. Lead an AA and or NA group for youth and young adults ages 1521 at Brighton Center's facility for homeless youth.

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Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859.491.8303. Plan and execute weekly and monthly activities for senior residents living independently, such as bingo, birthday parties, exercise routines. Provide transportation to local stores, banks and doctor appointments.

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Safe Place Program of Homeward Bound, Covington. Call 859-5811111. We are looking for energetic people to assist staff at various fairs, festivals, and events. Some tasks will include helping to set up and take down our table, handing out goodies, and assisting with any activities we’ve set up. They will mostly occur on weekends and will be scheduled in shifts. You choose to help when you’re available.

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Scarf It Up For Those In Need, Erlanger. Call 859-802-4881. To teach knitting at various location and tell about Scarf It Up

Men's program mentor

Care Net Pregnancy Services of Northern KY, Covington. Call 859.431.9178. Mentoring male clients by walking with them through a predesigned educational curriculum to prepare men to be great dads. Mentors are needed at Williamstown, Highland Heights, Florence and Covington.

Life Skills mentor

Care Net Pregnancy Services of Northern KY, Covington. Call 859.431.9178. Educating and mentor clients interested in focusing on life skills. Through our pre-designed curriculum volunteers aid clients in education of topics such as: Budgeting, Housecleaning 101, Establishing Good Credit and Buying a Used Car.

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Safe Place Program of Homeward Bound, Covington. Call 859-5811111. The main responsibilities of a public representative volunteer would be to visit our partner businesses (Safe Place sites) to ensure that they have everything they need to be a successful Safe Place site. Each visit usually takes around 10 minutes. It’s a great way to feel connected to the local community and an easy way to help kids if you have a busy schedule. There is no schedule or hourly requirements. You can work at your own pace. All we ask is that you finish all of your site checks within 6 months.

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American Diabetes Association (Cincinnati), Cincinnati. Call 513759-9330. There are nearly 24 million children and adults in the United States with diabetes who need your time and skills. Make a difference in their lives by becoming a volunteer . As an American Diabetes Association volunteer, you can use your expertise and experience in leadership, business, health care, marketing, public relations, advocacy, or fund raising to make a vital difference. Get involved and help make a difference for children and adults affected by diabetes in your town. We are in need of help in our office to help prepare for our upcoming events! St. Elizabeth Healthcare - Edgewood, Edgewood. Call 859-301-2140. Operate the Shuttle Service mini-van in a safe manner to provide courteous, convenient transportation to and from the hospital parking lot.

Frankies Furry Friends Rescue Inc., Alexandria. Call 859-635-9114. Foster homes are needed for the small breed dogs this would include taking care of the dog until he/she has found a forever home. We provide all supplies for this dog until it is adopted. You would need to possibly transport the dog to a vet appointment or an adoption event.

Newport, Kentucky. Volunteers under the age of 18 might be limited to helping Members ages 6-12 years old. Time shows Club availability. Volunteer may select schedule. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least 2 days per month.

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries, Cincinnati. Call 513-771-4800. Purpose: By engaging youth in positive activities with adults who are strong role models, youth receive the encouragement and support they need to maximize their potential. GoodGuides™ engages adult volunteers who are expected to commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person for a period of at least one year. By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about youth in the community, the mentor can help youth develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals. Types of Mentoring: GoodGuides™ mentors can mentor youth in a one-on-one relationship, or engage in group mentoring with small groups of young people (five or less). Young mentors may serve as peer mentors who can demonstrate how positive choices result in opportunities and the realization of dreams. Volunteer Mentor Role • Serve as a positive role model and friend. • Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together. • Be willing to share information about your career and career path and explore career options with your mentee(s). • Strive for mutual respect. • Help your mentee build self-esteem and motivation. • Promote and exhibit personal and social responsibility. • Help set goals and support youth as they work toward accomplishing them. • Be respectful of the mentee’s time, opinions, and decision-making. • Serve as a positive role model by modeling desirable behaviors e.g. patience, tolerance, and reflective listening. • Be comfortable and able to establish appropriate boundaries with the mentee and his or her family.

Frankies Furry Friends Rescue Inc., Alexandria. Call 859-635-9114. If you are a crafter and would like to help with the animals in our care we are in need of people with the special talents such as: sewing, crocheting, and knitting items for the animals.

Sisters of Notre Dame, Covington. Call 859-291-2040. Booth Chairs, Booth workers, set up & Clean up


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Scarf It Up For Those In Need, Erlanger. Call 859-802-4881. Scarf It Up For Those In Need Fall Kickoff Event September 25, 2010 At Receptions in Erlanger Volunteers needed for Registration Table, Silent Auction Tables, Ticket Sales Set Up & Clean Up Lunch Provided for workers.

Youth Mentor

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati. Call 513-4218909. The Gym in a Boys & Girls Club is an active and busy place. Members spend time in the gym when ever they get the chance. Whether it’s playing organized games, practicing a sport, or just shooting hoops with a good friend, staff member or friendly volunteer. Volunteer Objectives: • Help monitor Members playing in the Gym • Organize group games for large groups of Members • Play games with Members • Encourage good sportsmanship and fair play This opportunity is for our Clem & Ann Buenger Club in

Children, Inc., Covington. Call 859431-2075. Assisting classroom teachers in preparation of materials for classroom instruction. Help with small repairs at the centers. Help with individual instruction of children.

Shelter Receptionist

Welcome House, Covington. Call 859-431-8717. A volunteer is needed to answer phones and help with daily shelter activities every other Tuesday from 10:45-1:15pm beginning June 1st. Volunteer must be a woman because the shelter only houses women and children.

Logo Designer

Amazing Grace Cats, Inc., Edgewood. Call 859.426.5038. We are a new non profit and we need a logo. If you can do one for us

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MARRIAGE LICENSES Angela Gibson, 42, and Paul Hess, 44, both of Florence, issued June 11, 2010. Shelby Boyd, 33, and Michael Parham, 45, both of Florence, issued June 11, 2010. Sandra Reeves, 61, and Paul Carter, 54, both of Covington, issued June 14, 2010. Karen Cope, 23, and Travis Rasso, 23, both of Covington, issued June 14, 2010. Christina Gripshover, 22, and Stephen Griffin, 21, both of

Hebron, issued June 15, 2010. Angela Farmer, 26, and Harley Armstrong IV, 27, both of Independence, issued June 16, 2010. Kathy Powell, 52, of Fort Mitchell and Sidi Elmeddi, 25, of Africa, issued June 16, 2010. Amy Kruse, 37, and Michael Clary, 48, both of Ludlow, issued June 16, 2010. Kristen Marsh, 27, and Robert Evans, 39, both of Union, issued June 17, 2010. Stephanie Rutttle, 31, and Brett Eby,

31, both of Fort Wright, issued June 17, 2010. Emily Bradley, 30, of Erlanger and Robert Messer, 30, of Kentucky, issued June 17, 2010. Doris Caldwell, 25, of Covington and Famory Ketta, 20, of Cincinnati, issued June 18, 2010. Nicole Pierce, 30, and Ryan Jansen, 32, both of Crescent Springs, issued June 18, 2010. Naomi Bray, 30, and Dustin Dean, 25, both of Florence, issued June 18, 2010.

RELIGION NOTES Erlanger Church of Christ VBS

Erlanger Church of Christ will have its Vacation Bible School July 12-16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call 859-727-1468. Erlanger Church of Christ is located at 458 Graves Ave.

Trucker’s Chapel

A non-denominational prayer service for our service men and women serving overseas will be held at 7 p.m. July 1 at the Trucker’s Chapel at the TA truck stop on Ky. 18 in Florence. Volunteers from the community hold this service the first Thursday of each month

to pray for people from all over the Greater Cincinnati area who are stationed overseas. This service is open to anyone. Have an event at your church? Please send your information to




Stanley Ahr

Stanley G. Ahr, 81, Highland Heights, died June 24, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center in Fort Thomas. He was a salesman with Storer Cable, member of Newport Elks Lodge No. 273, Bellevue Vets and Democratic Club. His first wife, Marianne Zimmerman Ahr, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Doris Stephens Ahr of Highland Heights; sons, Steve Ahr from Louisville, David and Kurt Ahr, both from Erlanger; daughters, Deborah Turner and Leah Britt, both from Alexandria; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery in Cincinnati. Memorials: Wood Hudson Cancer Research Lab, 931 Isabella St., Newport, KY 41071.

Ruth Bogenschutz

Ruth Bogenschutz, 94, Covington, died June 22, 2010, at St. Charles Care Center, Covington. She was a bookkeeper for Auto Car Parts. Survivors included five nieces and nephews. Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home, Covington, handled the arrangements. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: St. Charles Care Center, 500 Farrell Drive, Covington, KY 41011 or a charity of choice.

Mark Botdorf

Mark Allen Botdorf, 45, Florence, died June 22, 2010, at University Hospital in Cincinnati. He was a senior computer-aided design technician for HDR in Blue Ash, a member of Christ’s Chapel Assembly of God Church in Erlanger and a road captain for Bond Slaves Motorcycle Club. His brother, Steven Botdorf, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Karen Hurtt Botdorf of Florence; sons, Tyler Botdorf of Latonia, Corey Botdorf of Florence; brother, James Botdorf of Covington; sister, Nancy Carrillo of Albuquerque, N.M.; guardians, Jim and Ann Stein of Minnesota; and grandparents, Fred and Doris Stein of Tucson, Ariz. Burial was in Independence Cemetery in Independence. Memorials: Mark Botdorf Memorial Fund, c/o Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, 8461 Dixie Highway, Florence, KY 41042.

Julia Clarke

Julia Robstock Clarke, 79, Florence, died June 21, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care, Edgewood. She was an administrative assis-

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tant at Post Glover in Erlanger and a member of the Senior Center in Elsmere. Survivors include her son, Donald Clarke of New Jersey; daughters, Patricia Goetz of Villa Hills, Mary Allen of Union, and Eileen Clarke and Christine James, both of Florence; sister, Gertrude Parky of Connecticut; brother, Larry Robstock of Milford, Conn.; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care, 483 South Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Marvin Cox

Marvin L. Cox, 51, of Cincinnati, formerly of Fort Thomas, died June 19, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center in Fort Thomas. He was disabled. Survivors include his son, Chris Cox of Cincinnati; brothers, Richard Cox of Bethel, Ohio, Ralph Cox, Jr. of Fort Wright and Jeff Cox of Cincinnati; sisters, Melissa Gertz of Mason and two grandsons. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home in Bellevue handled the arrangements.

Donald Connelly

Donald Charles Connelly, 80, Covington, died June 19, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a greens keeper at the Devou Golf Course in Covington, a Navy veteran, member of Scottish Rite, Colonel Clay Masonic Lodge No. 159 and Rosedale Baptist Church. His son, Jeffery Connelly, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Sandra “Sandy” DeMoss Connelly of Covington; daughters, Kim Briedis of Florence and Cassie Tippitt of Covington; sons, Christopher Steers of Walton, Clayton Steers of Erlanger and Curtis Steers of Middletown, Conn.; sister, Betty Sexton of Corinth; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Taylor Mill. Memorials: Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1080 Nimitzview Drive, Suite 101, Cincinnati, OH 45230.

Dixie Dawkins

Dixie Louise Macklin Dawkins, 87, Fort Wright, died June 25, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker. Her husband, George D. Dawkins, died in 2008. Survivors include her sons, John Dawkins of Erlanger, Duncan Dawkins of Ryland Heights and Michael Dawkins of Independence; daughters, Debbie Thompson of Bend, Ore., Betsy Dawkins of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and Dixie Dawkins of Las Vegas; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.





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free of charge we would greatly appreciate it. This is something we need very quickly so we can get our materials ordered.

Adoption Volunteer Coordinator

Amazing Grace Cats, Inc., Edgewood. Call 859.426.5038. We are looking for an Adoption Counselor. We will be holding Saturday adoptions at the Florence Petsmart and need someone to assist with cat adoptions.

Emergency/Transport Volunteer

New Perceptions Inc., Edgewood. Call 859-344-9322. Individual will be responsible for greeting all guests. Will also learn to use phone system to transfer calls to appropriate staff member. Other duties may be assigned depending on ability and need. Position open one to five days per week.

Front Desk Assistant

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati. Call 513-4218909. The front desk of a Boys & Girls Club is a vital part of the Club and is often a very busy place. The front desk attendant is in charge of scanning Members & volunteers in and out. They, also, interact with

Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Allison & Rose Funeral Home of Taylor Mill handled the arrangements. Memorials: The Action Ministries, 4375 Boron Drive, Covington, KY 41015.

Joan Foltz

Joan I. Foltz, 81, Burlington, died June 23, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care, Edgewood. She was an executive assistant for Wiedemann Brewery in Newport. Her son, Gary Foltz, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Michael G. Foltz; son, Mike Foltz of Burlington; sisters, Carol Bishop of Florence and Shirley Ahlers of Fort Mitchell and two grandsons. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery in Covington. Linnemann Family Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Erlanger handled the arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care, 1 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Mary Fulford

Mary C. Fulford, 81, of Hamilton, Ohio, formerly of Taylor Mill, died June 23, 2010, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Beta Sigma Phi. Her husband, Robert O. Fulford Sr., died previously. Survivors include her sons, Robert O. Fulford Jr., of Indianapolis and James Fulford of Hamilton; daughters, Sandee Sick of Hamilton, Ohio, and Kelly Black of Taylor Mill; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in Greendale Cemetery in Lawrenceburg, Ind. Memorial: American Heart Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693 or Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater Cincinnati Affiliate, 522 Cincinnati Mills Drive, Suite B248, Cincinnati, OH 45240.

Mildred Helton

Mildred Helton, 85, homemaker, of Elsmere, formerly of Latonia, died June 24, 2010, at Woodcrest Manor in Elsmere. Her husbands, Lance Helton and Arnold Helton, and daughter, Nella McIntosh, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Burd of Cincinnati; son, Tommy Helton of Taylor Mill; brother, Curtis Strunk of Loveland, Ohio; sister, Louis Peterson of St. Petersburg, Fla., 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and one greatgreat-grandchild. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery in Covington.

2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care, Edgewood. She was a homemaker, volunteer and member of Hebron Baptist Church. Survivors include husband William E. Holt of Burlington; daughter Jessie Wiley of Burlington; sisters, Wilma Colson of Keefer, Elenor Cook of Dry Ridge; and two grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mills. Memorials: Hebron Baptist Church, 3435 Limaburg Road, Hebron KY 41048.

Gordon Hood

Gordon Hubbard Hood, 82, Fort Mitchell, died June 20, 2010, at St. Elizabeth in Edgewood. He was an attorney with Strauss & Troy L.P.A., attorney for the Beechwood Board of Education, former member of the Kentucky Council on Higher Education, board of directors member of the Kentucky Governor Scholars Program, former board of trustees member of Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati Inc., former director of PNC Bank and former vestry at Trinity Episcopal Church in Covington. Survivors include his wife, Joann Zeidler Hood of Fort Mitchell; daughters, Robin Clayton and Denise Halpin, both of Fort Mitchell; sons, Gordon H. Hood Jr. of Carlsbad, Calif. and Bradford Hood of Fort Mitchell and 10 grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Beechwood Educational Foundation, 54 Beechwood Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.



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Steven Jones

Steven Thomas Jones, 2 months, Covington, died June 20, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. Survivors include his mother, Dawnwell Jennings of Covington; brother, Titus Wilson of Covington; sister, DeAnndra Swain of Covington; grandparents, Donald and JoAnn Jennings of Elsmere and great-grandmother, Ernestine Jennings of Covington. Don Catchen and Son Funeral Home in Elsmere handled the arrangements.

Robert Lawrence

Robert K. Lawrence, 83, of Florence, formerly of Grant County, died June 20, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood.

James Henry Huser, 77, Independence, died June 19, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a marketing manager for Cincinnati Bell and an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Candace Huser of Independence; stepson, Marc Upton of Santa Cruz, Calif. and sister, Marian Remke of Edgewood. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright. Middendorf Funeral Home in Fort Wright handled the arrangements. Memorials: St. Augustine Church, 1839 Euclid Ave., Covington, KY 41014.





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Mr. & Mrs. Martin & Dianna Steinbach of Burlington, KY are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Victoria Widner to Mr. Michael David McGrath of Alexandria, KY. Michael’s parents are David & Suzanne McGrath of Alexandria. Miss Widner is a 2003 graduate of Seton High School and Mr.McGrath is a 2002 graduate of Bishop Brossart High School. A July 30, 2010 wedding is planned at the Wiedemann Hill Mansion in Newport, KY.


Tucker-Lea Sarah H. Lea of Burlington, KY and Thomas H. Tucker of Loveland, OH were married in Covington, KY at the Madison Event Center on November 21, 2009. Maid of Honor was her sister, Heather S. Lea and Best Man was Chris Nusbaum of Savannah, Georgia. Sarah is a 2006 graduate of Conner High School and Thomas is a 2002 graduate of Loveland High School. Sarah is the daughter of Martin & Dianna Steinbach of Burlington, KY and Jack & Alice Lea of Cincinnati, OH. Thomas’ mother is Bobbie Bowman of Loveland, OH. The couple will reside in Amelia, OH.

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On June 18, 2010 Jerome Sr and Susan Berling celebrated their anniversary with children and grandchildren in attendance.

Christian James Johnson, 5 months, Florence, died June 17, 2010, at his home. Survivors include his parents, Cliston J. Johnson and Britney Renae Stancel of Florence; maternal



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Geraldine Holt, 83, of Covington, formerly of Burlington, died June 22,

Members & parents and answer or direct, to appropriate staff member, questions about the Club. Front Desk Assistant would: • Assist with answering Club phone • Make Club announcements and page Members to the desk when needed • Help manage traffic flow of Members and Parents • Some data entering This position is for our Marge SchottUnnewehr Club in Covington KY. Times listed show Club availability. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator to set up a specific schedule.

He was a clerk for CSX railroad for 37 years, a farmer for 49 years, WWII Army veteran and member of First Church of Christ in Burlington. His wife, Janet Roland Lawrence; son, Michael Lawrence and daughter, Vicki Holland died previously. Survivors include his sons, Rodney Lawrence of Florence and Kenneth Lawrence of Morning View; brother, Marvin Lawrence of Williamstown; companion, Lena Henderson of Florence; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Williamstown Cemetery in Williamstown. Memorials: American Heart Association, 240 Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222 or American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

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grandparents, Vic and Judy Stancel of Burlington and paternal grandmother, Lora Johnson of Erlanger. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

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Class of 1979 is having a 30+1 Reunion, July 24th at Sweetwine Lodge on Nordyke Rd. Visit our official class website for complete reunion activites & ticket purchase.


Mr. & Mrs. Mark D. Hunt of Cold Spring, KY, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth, to Nicholas Joseph Volpenhein, son of Mr. & Mrs. Mark J. Volpenhein of Covington, KY. The bride-elect is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and is employed by Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss. The groom-elect is also a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and is employed by Omnicare. The wedding will be held July 17, 2010 at St. Joseph Church, Cold Spring.

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Scarf It Up For Those In Need 859-802-4881

Fleece Material Needed Community Family Church 513-315-9003

Coffee With A Cause!


Bound 859-491-8303

Crayons to Computers 513-482-3290

Dog Items

Frankies Furry Friends Rescue Inc. 859-635-9114

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Frankies Furry Friends Rescue Inc. 859-635-9114

heartprints inc. 5132953533

Feminine Hygiene Products

Safe Place Program of Homeward Bound 859-491-8303


Safe Place Program of Homeward

White Board

The Point/ARC of Northern Kentucky 859-491-9191


Used but good bed linens

New Perceptions Inc. 859-344-9322


Frankies Furry Friends Rescue Inc. 859-635-9114

New Perceptions Inc. 859-344-9322

Prizes to be used for Project Sticker Shock participants

Matress Pads ,queen size,Baby bed ,Summer clothes 4t and 2t girls,

Kenton County Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse 859-760-2051

Sidewalk chalk, bubbles, crayons, scissors, paper, pencils

Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission 859-581-6607

Crayons to Computers 513-482-3290

Used/New Picture Frames

Children, Inc. 859-431-2075

Fabric markers.Trash cans with lids, Chalk Boards,paper,Infant toys, small drinking cups.

Children, Inc. 859-431-2075

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Boone County Schools 859.282.4628

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children's puzzles,multi-cultural dolls

Children, Inc. 859-431-2075

Play Dishes, Play Tools,Bean Bags Chairs,Sensory Balls

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Child size table seats 4 Children, Inc. 859-431-2075

Hygiene items

Be Concerned, Inc 859-291-1340

Cleaning supplies

Be Concerned, Inc 859-291-1340

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati 513-421-8909

DEATHS From B7 died June 22, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Raymond Laycock Sr.; daughters, Debbie Fultz of Foster, Kathy Scarbrough of Kokomo, Ind., Vicky Taylor of Taylor Mill and Lorie Wells of Fort Thomas; son, Raymond Laycock, Jr. of Bellevue; brothers, Wayne Wever of Fort Wayne, Ind. and Joe Wever of Bellevue; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria.

Theresa Meek

Theresa J. Meek, 58, Florence, died June 21, 2010, at her home. She was a licensed practical nurse with Patient First. Survivors include daughters, Laura Parrish of Cincinnati and Elizabeth Macke of Independence; son, Brian Macke of Crystal Lake, Ill; mother, Mary Meek of Villa Hills; brothers, Robert Meek of Edgewood, David Meek of Cold Spring, Steven Meek of Cincinnati and five grandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Theresa Meek’s

Grandchildren’s Fund, make checks payable to Laura Parrish, c/o Middendorf Funeral Home, 3312 Madison Pike, Fort Wright, KY 41017.

Mary Nuxoll

Mary Diane Guenther Nuxoll, 64, Glencoe, died June 20, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a homemaker, a lay missionary of charity and a member of All Saints Church in Walton. Survivors include husband, Joseph A. Nuxoll of Glencoe; daughter, Susan Nuxoll of Glencoe; sons, Joe Nuxoll of Villa Hills, Andy Nuxoll of West Chester, Ohio; sister, Joan Jasper of Villa Hills; brothers, David and Joe Guenther, both of Edgewood, Gary Guenther of Erlanger and five grandchildren. Burial was in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown. Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia handled the arrangements. Memorials: The Missionaries of Charity, 727 N.W. 17th St., Miami, FL 33136 or Annabelle’s Wish, P.O. Box 210003, Nashville, TN 37221.

Ruth O’Bryan

Ruth Steuerle O’Bryan, 100, Skokie, Ill., died June 4, 2010, at her home in Skokie, Illinois.

Mrs. O’Bryan was a teacher, music and choir director at St. Joan of Arc Elementary School and at St. Joan of Arc Parish in Skokie. She earned two master’s degrees, in theology and in music, from DePaul University in Chicago. Preceded in death by her husband, Marnell O’Bryan. Survivors include daughters, Joan Moser of Fort Mitchell, Maureen Urso of Niles, Ill. and Annell Buch of Huntley, Ill.; a son, Robert O’Bryan of Detroit, Mich.; 23 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, Illinois.

John Osborn

John Everett Osborn, 66, Villa Hills, died June 21, 2010, at his home. He was national sales manager for Campbell, Hausfeld, and Coleman, a researcher for the Internal Revenue Service and a Vietnam War Marine veteran. Survivors include his wife, Barb Osborn of Villa Hills and brother, Donald Osborn of Columbus. Memorials: Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

Evelene Phillips

Evelene Phillips, 62, of Dry Ridge, formerly of Villa Hills, died June 21, 2010, at the Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a file clerk for the Internal Revenue Service, a beautician, and a member of the All Saints Catholic Church in Walton. Survivors include her husband, Dan Phillips of Dry Ridge; sons, Jason Phillips of Villa Hills, Dustin Phillips of Haughton, La.; daughter, Jennifer Phillips-Reanier of Villa Hills; step-sister, Darlene Reeder of Barberton and four grandchildren. Burial was in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-North in Williamstown. Memorials: The Rose Garden Home Mission, P. O. Box 122070, Covington, KY 41012-2070.

Isabella Ratliff

Isabella Rayna Ratliff, stillborn, Florence, died June 6, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. Survivors include mother, Sarah Caldwell of Florence; father, Steven Ratliff of Florence; grandmothers, Karen Hoskins of Florence, Donna Damron of Erlanger; grandfather, David Hawkey of Indiana; sisters, Alyssa Jones, Annabelle Ratliff and Serenity Ebbers, all of Florence and brother, Shane Estepp of Florence. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill. Isabella Rayna Ratliff, stillborn, died Sunday, June 6, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati.

Arthur Reid Jr.

How to enter: You can enter your baby into the contest through mail or online. To mail in an entry complete the form and include a clear, color or black/white photo of your baby along with a suggested $5 entry donation to Newspapers In Education. NO PHOTOS WILL BE RETURNED. To enter online visit our Web site at Cincinnati.Com/babyidol and complete the entry form. All photos must be received by 5:00pm Monday, July 12, 2010. PHOTOS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE ENQUIRER.

Arthur “Dick” Reid Jr., 76, Covington, died June 17, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a laborer at Newport Steel and an Army veteran. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Mary E. Smith Cemetery in Elsmere. Jones, Simpson & Gee Funeral Home in Covington handled the arrangements.

How to win: Sunday, August 1, 2010 all entrants will appear in The Enquirer and the first of three voting rounds will begin. We ask that all votes be accompanied by a donation to the Newspapers In Education program, however a donation is not necessary to vote or to win the Baby Idol 2010 contest. This contest is just one of the many fun and innovative programs we use to raise money to promote literacy in our local schools.

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Prizes: There will be one (1) First Place Winner, one (1) Runner-Up Winner and one (1) Randomly Selected Winner. First Place Winner will receive a $1,000.00 American Express gift card and a Gold Level Cincinnati Zoo family membership for the 2011 season. Runner-Up Winner and Randomly Selected Winner will each receive a $500 American Express gift card. Rules: All photographs must be of a baby or infant born on or after July 12, 2007. Baby’s name, Parent’s name and phone number should be written on the back of the photo. You must be the parent or legal guardian of the baby in the photograph in order to enter the contest. Professional photographs are allowed, with faxed copyright release from the photographer. We reserve the right to refuse a photograph submission that the staff defines as unacceptable or inappropriate.

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Jessica “Jessie” Baker Robinson, 70, Independence, died June 22, 2010, at her home. She was executive secretary for the Kentucky Department of Transportation District 6 and a member of Staffordsburg United Methodist Church, Independence. Survivors include her husband, Clyde R. Robinson; son, Greg Robinson of Frankfort; daughters, Lesley Walters of Walton and Lora Evans of Verona; brothers, Darrell Baker of Lawrenceburg, Ronald Baker of Big Creek, Eddie Montgomery of Kingsport, Tenn., and Terry Montgomery of Roark; sisters, Mona Dickerson of Roark and Patricia King of Paint Lick and seven grandchildren.

Lloyd Russell

Lloyd Thomas Russell, 85, Crittenden, died June 23, 2010, at his home. He was a butcher for Kahn’s Meats in Cincinnati, a World War II Army veteran and an assistant scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America. His wife, Irene Martin Russell, died previously. Survivors include sons, Dennis Russell of Crittenden, Steven Russell of Erlanger, Joseph Russell of Covington; daughters, Patricia Dion of Corinth, Diana Horn of Florence, Teresa Russell of Fort Mitchell, Molly Black of Crittenden; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Dry Ridge. Memorials: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780.

Daniel Shore

Daniel Wayne Shore, 30, of Lexington, formerly of Pendleton County, died June 19, 2010, at his home. Survivors include his mother, Elaine Shore of Covington; father, Clarence Crain of Lexington; sons, Tyler Reynolds of Cincinnati, Brandon Seibert of Covington, Janison Douglass of Monticello, Ind.; daughter, Serenity Shore of Pendleton County; brother, David Crain of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sisters, Jennifer Crain of Highland Heights, Rebecca Crain of Asheville, N.C., Sandra Lynn Rund of Monticello, Ind. Burial was in Peach Grove Cemetery in Pendleton County.

Frances Silbernagel

Frances Rose “Bink” Silbernagel, 59, Covington, died June 18, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood. She was a child care provider and homemaker. Survivors include her sons, Zachary Silbernagel of Taylor Mill, Maxwell Silbernagel and Noah Silbernagel, both of Covington; daughters, Hedy Silbernagel of Newport, Greta Schwass and Aimee Silbernagel, both of Covington; brothers, George Schumacher and Richard Schumacher, both of Covington, Fred Schumacher of Mobile, Ala., John Schumacher of South Carolina and Thomas Schumacher of Cottonwood, Ariz.; sisters, Annie Mize and Betty Schumacher, both of Covington, Margaret Green of N.M. and two grandchildren. Don Catchen and Son Funeral Home in Elsmere handled the arrangements.

Donald Sizelove Sr.

Donald Lee Sizelove Sr., 69, Covington, died June 21, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a Covington police officer, past president of the Fraternal Order of Police No. 1 and a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Sizelove of Covington; sons, Donald Sizelove Jr. and Joe Sizelove, both of Covington; daughter, Shannon Sizelove of Kenton Vale; and sisters, Emma Sidney of Covington and Tammy Mizell of Hebron. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, National Processing Center, Attn: Honor & Memorial Gifts, PO Box 1245, Albert Lea, MN, 56007-9976.

Charles Smith

Charles Andrew Smith, 58, of Covington, died June 19, 2010, at his home. He was a mail handler for the U.S. Postal Service. Survivors include his son, Charles A. Smith Jr. of Chesapeake, Va..; daughter, Harley Smith of Covington; brothers, William Smith Jr. of Ludlow, Rob Smith of Independence, and Raymond Smith of Sarasota, Fla.; sister, Linda McClure of Villa Hills and two grandchildren. Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Emma Spada

Emma Spada, 93, Ludlow, died June 22, 2010, at her home. She was a homemaker and member of Sand Run Baptist Church in Bullittsville. Her husband, Henry Spada, died previously. Survivors include sons, Jerry Spada of Burlington, Jimmy Spada of Ludlow; daughter, Judy Hatter of Ludlow; sister, Louise Gibson of Madisonville, Tenn.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop

Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Robert Stuart

Robert Stephen Stuart, 66, Florence, died June 22, 2010, at his home. He was a mechanic for Johnson Control Inc., and a Vietnam War Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Stuart of Florence; daughters, SueAnn Lovell of Independence; Catherine Cabrera of Houston, Texas; Theresa Daigle of Hudson, Ohio; son, Robert Stuart of Florence; sisters, Mary Lou Dube and Eleanor Stuart, both of Brunswick, Maine, Sandra Magno of East Hartford, Conn., Johanna Harnish of West Springfield, Mass., Linda Stuart of South Windsor, Conn., Gail Paradis of Winter Haven, Fla., Sally Cote of Lisbon, N.H.; brothers, Harry Stuart of Boston, Mass. and John Stuart of Southwick, Mass. and 12 grandchildren. Memorial: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 401 E. 20th St., Covington, KY 41014.

Betty Vastine

Betty J. Sullivan Vastine, 90, a homemaker, Erlanger, died June 20, 2010, at Villaspring of Erlanger. Her husband, Ben Vastine, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Diane Vastine of Lake Worth, Fla.; brother, Jerry Sullivan of Irvine. Ky. and three grandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery.

Clyde Walker

Clyde F. Walker, 81, of Florence, formerly of Erlanger, died June 19, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. His son, Gary Walker, died previously. He was a printer at the Cincinnati Time Star for 28 years, member of Freemasons and Erlanger Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Walker of Florence; daughter, Teresa Quatman of Florence; brother, John Walker of Oneida, Tenn.; sisters, Annette Melton of Westland, Mich., and Aileen Baker of Swartz Creek, Mich.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Oneida Baptist Institute, P.O. Box 67, Oneida, KY 40972.

Boyd Webster

Boyd Webster, 76, Crestview Hills, died June 19, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He worked in sales at Crown Cork & Seal Company in Cincinnati, was an Army veteran and member of American Legion in Bellevue, American Legion Post No. 0153, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Immanuel United Methodist Church in Lakeside Park. His wife, Mildred Webster, died previously. He is survived by his sister, Jackie Franklin of Florence. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Debra Willen

Debra K. Barnes Willen, 52, a homemaker, Taylor Mill, died June 24, 2010, at her home. Survivors include her husband, Joseph Willen; daughter, Jackee Willen of Hebron; son, Joseph A. Willen II of Hebron; stepson, John R. Willen of Crittenden; brothers, Jerry Barnes of Burlington and Billy Barnes of Crestview; and six grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials to: Memorial and Honor Donation Program - American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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July 1, 2010

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Daryl L. Bueter, 9920 Milford, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence at 613 W. 4th St., June 15. Irma J. Garcia, 112 Promontory Dr., no. D, theft, serving bench warrant for court at 1616 Madison Ave., June 15. Martin B. Jones, No Address Given, first degree robbery at 207 W. 4th St., June 15. Eugene R. Brown, 201 Elm St., no. 2, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, third degree terroristic threatening at 1113 Parkway Ave., June 15. Aimee Kellner, 48 Decker Ave., careless driving, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at 1200 Madison Ave., June 14. Brian P. Stiebel, 260 Ludlow Ave., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 1 Roebling Way, June 14. Danielle J. Burk, 455 Lenernann Dr., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 1 Roebling Way, June 14. Brian R. Green, 17 E. 41St St., no. 2, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at Park Ln., June 16. Jason T. Finan, 8637 Lower River Rd., first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at Park Ln., June 16. Quincy D. Showes, 2851 Shaffer Ave., second degree disorderly conduct, menacing, carrying a concealed weapon at 617 W. 3rd St., June 17. Leya J. Moore, 1628 Dewey Ave., second degree disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana at 107 Brent Spence Sq., June 17. William N. Monson, 1311 Hazen St., second degree disorderly conduct, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 3800 Winston Ave., June 20. Paula S. Carr, 2006 Russell St., first degree criminal trespassing at 1913 Denver St., June 20. Nicholas Lanzillota, 4550 Carnation, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct, first degree promoting contraband, second degree possession of a controlled substance, prescription medication not in proper container at W. 5th St. Center Lot, June 20. Karen Martin, 1418 Wheeler St., second degree disorderly conduct, menacing, resisting arrest, fourth degree assault at 1416 Wheeler Ave., June 19. Thomas J. Busher, 268 W. Pike St., failure to surrender revoked operators license at 226 Pike St., June 19. Ryan C. Daniels, 1202 Westwood Dr., possession of marijuana at E. 8th St., June 19. Timothy L. Rankin, 326 Lilleston Ave., third degree criminal trespassing, second degree fleeing or evading police at 200 block of E. 8th St., June 19. Gary D. Brown, 3913 Leslie Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, giving officer false name or address at 3826 Winston Ave., June 18. Jessica M. Milligan, 522 Washington Ave., no. 1, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence at 803 Greenup St., no. 3, June 18. Aaron Vaughn, No Address Given, second degree escape, first degree promoting contraband at Scott St., June 18. Russell Mccombs, 145 W. 21st St., possession of marijuana at 145 W. 21st St., June 16. Amer N. Chitwood, 3253 Fairwood Ct., first degree criminal possession of a forged instrument at 1713 Madison Ave., June 15.

Incidents/investigations Assault

A woman reported being assaulted at 50 Indiana Dr., June 14. A woman reported being assaulted at 264 W. Pike St., June 17. A woman was struck in the face at 1721 Holman Ave., June 16. A man was assaulted at 330 W. 7th St., Apt. 3, June 19. A woman was pushed and punched several times at 500 W. 3rd St., June 19. A man was assaulted at 1536 Holman Ave., June 19. A woman was punched in the face at 1228 Scott St., June 18. A woman was assaulted at 2410 Todd St., June 18. A man was assaulted at 3530 Decoursey Ave., June 18. A man was punched at 2023 Garrard St., June 20. Two men assaulted one another at 1526 Wheeler St., June 16.


A TV and jewelry were stolen at 1036 John St., June 15. $140 in cash was stolen at 411 Pat-

ton St., June 15. A lockbox containing $800 was taken from a vehicle at 4209 Church St., June 14. A game system was stolen at 1220 Russell St., June 14. A camera was stolen at 46 Tripoli Ln., June 14. A gold necklace was stolen at 40 Juarez, June 17. A computer, camera, necklace, and change were stolen at 178 Tando Way, June 20. $154 in cash, a carton of cigarettes, and prescription medication were stolen at 1515 Garrard St., June 20. A firearm was stolen at 836 Perry St., June 20. Two computers, jewelry, and a backpack were stolen at 140 Tando Way, June 18. A purse and rescue inhaler were stolen at 1838 Holman Ave., June 18. A purse was stolen at 220 Garrard St., June 18. Several items were stolen at 220 4th St., June 20. A game system was stolen at 5 Madison Ct., Apt. 1, June 15.

Burglary, criminal mischief

Copper pipes were stolen from a residence at 1234 Pike St., June 18.

Criminal mischief

A screen door was damaged at 182 Alexandria Dr., June 14. The rear window of a vehicle was broken out with a rock at 963 Western Ave., June 14. Two tires of a vehicle were punctured at 302 Philadelphia St., June 17. Someone drove through the wooden arm of a parking garage at 10 W. Rivercenter Blvd., June 17.

Criminal possession of a forged instrument

Someone tried to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at 334 Greenup St., June 16.

Fraudulent use of a credit card

$1,536.70 was charged to another's account without authorization at E. 20th St., June 15. A stolen credit card was used to make gas purchases at 332 Greenup St., June 15. A debit card was used without permission at 3803 Park Ave., June 15.


A robbery was committed at 231 Scott St., June 15. $90 and a cell phone were taken from a man at gunpoint at Top of Indiana Dr., June 15.

Terroristic threatening

A man threatened a woman at 3211 Rogers St., #1, June 16.


A vehicle was stolen at 1261 Parkway Ave., #32, June 16. A drill and hammer drill were stolen at 324 Trevor St., June 16. A check was written against a closed account at 3712 Winston Ave., June 17. A house key was stolen at 700 Main St., June 16. A coat was stolen from a vehicle at W. 6th St., June 20. A bad check was written at 1713 Madison Ave., June 19. A purse was stolen at 109 Promontory Dr., June 19. A vehicle was stolen at 639 W. 12th St., June 18. A game system, games, two cameras, and a ring were stolen at 66 Tripoli Ln., June 18. A firearm, tools, and a VCR, and jewelry were stolen at 1417 Banklick St., June 17. A bicycle was stolen at 327 W. 7th St., June 20. A vehicle was stolen at 1117 John St., June 14. Someone drove off without paying for $38 in gas at 4303 Winston Ave., June 14. A cell phone was stolen at 311 W. 21st St., June 14. A debit card was stolen from a vehicle at 921 Western Ave., June 14. Bicycles were stolen at 2109 B Center St., June 14. Prescription medication and compact discs were stolen from a vehicle at 2201 Center St., June 14. Three cases of beer were stolen at 3926 Winston Ave., June 16.

Theft by deception

A bad check was passed at 540 Madison Ave., June 16.

Theft of identity

Fraudulent charges were made to a credit card at 624 Wayskin Dr., June 16.

Theft, criminal mischief

A flower pot was damaged during the theft of cigarettes at 27 Wallace Ave., June 14. $50 in coins were stolen from an arcade game at 1605 Madison Ave., June 17. A speaker and amplifier were stolen from a vehicle at 1924 Franklin St., June 20.

Theft, fraudulent use of a credit card

A vehicle was stolen at 2237 Rolling Hills Dr., June 18. A purse was stolen and charges

made to a credit card that was in it at 4303 Winston Ave., June 17. Someone used another persons bankcard to withdraw funds from an ATM at 959 Highway Ave., June 16.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

A vehicle was taken at 933 Main St., June 15. A vehicle was stolen at 1326 Hazen St., June 16.

Possession of controlled substance

Theft of property

Possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia

Terroristic threatening

$100 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at 528 Buttermilk Pike, June 20.

$30 worth of computer hardware reported stolen at 794 Donaldson Road, June 24. Reported at 3235 Riggs Avenue, June 21.

$30 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at 3904 Lloyd Avenue, June 19.

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Reporte at 3346 Sycamore Tree Lane, June 19.

Ashley Steenbergen, 20, 63 Thompson Avenue, suspended operator's license, expired tags, June 21. Samantha M Neeld, 31, 830 Slopes Road, alcohol intoxication, June 22. Herman M Tellez, 24, 2512 Winthrop Court, no operator's license, excessive tint, June 22. Grant P Galley, 18, 9 West Lakeside Avenue, speeding, reckless driving, June 21. Hassan D Thompson, 25, 1732 Valdosta Drive, speeding, reckless driving, June 21. Denisa L Schrand, 31, 6351 Crossing Drive, first degree driving under the influence, June 21. Heidi S Hamlin, 34, 186 Plaza Way, alcohol intoxication, June 22. Johnny M Fish, 25, 490 Mcpherson Road, third degree criminal trespassing, alcohol intoxication, June 22. John M Stewart, 19, 5405 Cull Road, first degree possession of controlled substance, speeding, suspended operator's license, June 23.

Criminal mischief



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Wanton endangerment

A woman was pushed out of a moving vehicle at E. 4th St., June 19.



William C Jones, 23, 740 Highland Avenue, possession of controlled substance at Dixie Highway, June 22. Tanner J Kennedy, 18, 4391 Courier Court, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of marijuana at Campus Drive, June 16. Roger E Mccane, 30, , theft, fleeing or evading police at Dixie Highway, June 14. Shawn W Speakman, 38, 3130 Royal Windsor Drive, fourth degree assault at 3130 Royal Windsor Drive, June 13.

Incidents/investigations Criminal possession of forged instrument

$431 seized at Madison Pike, June 22.

$1,500 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 11 Price Avenue, June 19. $899 worth of radios/TVs/VCRs reported stolen at 560 Clock Tower Way, June 19. Reported at 54 General Stuart Court, June 19. $1,165 reported stolen at 417 Locust Street, June 19. $150 worth fo computer hardware reported stolen at 2380 Buttermilk Crossing, June 22. $700 worth of jewelry reported stolen at 124 Erlanger Road, June 22. Reported at 536 Rosary Court, June 23. $50 reported stolen at 3044 Dixie Highway, June 23.

Theft, possession of controlled substance

$1,096 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 705 Buttermilk Pike, June 18.

Theft of identity


Joshua A Slone, 19, 8570 Highway 355, unlicensed driver operating motor vehicle, June 23. Shannon C Collings, 32, 2335 Anderson Road, first degree driving under the influence, June 23. Abdidek M Eed, 28, 3198 Heathrow Court, reckless driving, June 24. Daries D Smith, 21, 1331 Russell Street, operating on suspended license, June 25. Edgar N Lopez, 20, 315 West 18Th Street, displaying fictitious license, June 25. Michael J Randolph, 24, 500 Quincy Court, disregarding stop sign, operating on suspended license, June 26. Henry T Hans, 21, 402 West 5th Street, careless driving, suspended operator's license, June 27.

Incidents/investigations Criminal mischief

Reported at 2360 Royal Drive, June 17.


$100 worth of vehicle damage reported, $300 worth of vehicle parts reported stolen at 2356 Dixie Highway, June 17.

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Assault Reported at 3041 Edgemar Drive, June 17. Reported at 3950 Madison Pike, June 1.


$9,110 worth of jewelry reported stolen at 517 Metcalfe Drive, June 18. $1,694.94 worth of computer hardware reported stolen at 61 Beech Drive, June 25. $25 worth of vehicle damage reported at 3421 Meadowlark Drive, June 13.

Reported at 140 Dudley Road, June 26.


$300 reported stolen at 112 Barnwood Drive, June 23. $286 worth of tools reported stolen at Colony Court, June 27. $1,400 worth of firearms reported stolen at Oakmont Court, June 22. Reported at 240 Colony Drive, June 17. $19,100 worth of jewelry reported stolen at Friars Lane, June 17. $30 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 3097 Dixie Highway, June 13. Reported at 790 Thomas More Parkway, June 14. $250 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 64 Beech Drive, June 11. Purse reported stolen at Thomas More Parkway, June 7.

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Criminal trespasssing Reported at 3422 Cintonya Drive, June 24.


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Fraudulent use of credit card

$233.62 worth of audio/visual recordings reported stolen at 805 Rosewood Drive, June 21.

Impersonating a peace officer

Reported at 401 Kenton Lands Road, June 15.

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