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St. Henry gets new principal

When students return to Saint Henry Elementary School this year, they’ll be greated by a friendly new face in the form of Principal Sue Greis. A Northern Kentucky native, Greis comes from St. Mary School in Alexandria where she was an assistant principal. Read about the new head of the school. SCHOOLS, A6

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Is there a Paw McCartney or Charles Barkley in your life? If you’ve named one of your pets after a famous person, we’d like to hear your story and see a photo. Just visit, log in or create a free account, and click “Publish photos.” Look for the “Pets” gallery and be sure to include the story behind your pet’s name and the community you live in.

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Mayor could informally serve on Fiscal Court By Regan Coomer

Next year, the Kenton County Fiscal Court could have an unofficial new member. In April officials from all over Kenton County attended a discussion about how the county and cities can improve communication and collaboration. Out of that discussion came the idea of the Kenton County Mayor’s Group appointing a member from its ranks to sit in on Fiscal Court meetings for an as-yetundecided length of time. The appointee would be a nonvoting member of the Fiscal Court and could not attend executive sessions. However, the person could weigh in on issues during public meetings. Kenton County Commissioner Kris Knochelmann, who piloted the forum and is the only return-

ing member of the current Fiscal Court, is gung-ho about the possibility of a Kenton County mayor becoming a Fiscal Court member. Before the Fiscal Court can invite the mayor’s group to make an appointment, Knochelmann said the group must finish adopting bylaws, which he called a “great idea.” “They’re putting together a unified set of bylaws that will allow for the rotation of leadership, add more structure to the organization and allow them to speak as a unified group,” he said. However, Knochelmann told the Fiscal Court he hopes the county can approach the mayor’s group sooner rather than later. “What I’d like to see us do, Garry (Edmondson) and myself, is look at the legal limitations of it. What could be done in short order to allow us to formally make an invitation?” he asked.

“I don’t think it would be the total solution, but I think there’s always a concern about what cities are doing and what the county doesn’t know, and likewise what the counties are doing and the cities don’t know.” Paul Meier Crestview Hills mayor Crestview Hills Mayor Paul Meier, who is on the mayor’s group bylaws committee, thinks an appointed member from the organization on the Fiscal Court would help communication. “I don’t think it would be the total solution, but I think there’s always a concern about what

Super Bowl aims to be part of world record By Jason Brubaker

Stallions take off

Northern Kentucky has another venue for sports entertainment. In their second year the Kentucky Stallions’ semi-pro football team has taken off on the field. With home games at Dixie Heights High School the team hopes to advance into a playoff spot, and also in the hearts of local football fans. Read more about the team, and its home grown players, in this week’s Life. LIFE, B1

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cities are doing and what the county doesn’t know, and likewise what the counties are doing and the cities don’t know,” he said. Currently, a representative of the county attends the mayor’s group monthly meetings, and if they keep that up should an appointment be made, Meier said partnerships will continue to improve. “I would hope they would continue attending. I think that’s very important,” he said. Meier hopes the bylaws will be adopted by the end of this year. The bylaws establishing the rules and practices of the group have been drafted and are currently being reviewed by members, Meier said. The next mayor’s group meeting will take place at 9 a.m. Aug. 21 at Sanitation District No. 1 in Fort Wright. The public is welcome to attend.

A world record is headed to Northern Kentucky. And bowling pins everywhere are shaking with fear. As part of National Bowling Week, which runs from July 31August 7, lanes across Northern Kentucky will be taking part in World Record Day on Aug. 7, as they will try to break the record for the most games bowled in one day. The record was set last year at just over two million games. “This started a few years ago as way to end the week-long celebration, and we’ve broken it every year since,” said Michele Colangelo, the general manager of Super Bowl in Erlanger. “We think we can do it again this year - we just need everyone to show up and do their part.” Colangelo said National Bowling Week was started to help celebrate the sport and attract new members. The sport has grown in popularity recently, as Colangelo said there are now close to 25 local high school with bowling


Howell Elementary fifth-grader Ethan Wells bowls a game at the Super Bowl in Erlanger during a special class trip in June. Super Bowl will be one of lanes participating in National Bowling Week’s World Record Day on August 7, where they’ll try to set the record for most games bowled in one day. teams, compared to less than 10 about five years ago. “It’s definitely growing, and this is a way to celebrate that,” she said. “We’ve got a ton of activities that the whole family can get into.” Leading up to World Record Day, Colangelo said that Super

Bowl will have a “All Day BOGO Day” on Wednesday and Thursday, where guests can purchase on game and get another game for free. On Friday, guests can enjoy “Pizza, Pins & Pop” as $25 will allow them to purchase a one-topping pizza, pitcher of soda and a

2-hour lane rental for up to six people. However, the biggest day will be Saturday, when they look to set the world record. To entice guests, the day has been dubbed “Dollar Day.” “Every game will cost only $1, shoe rental will only be $1 and a lot of our concessions will only be $1,” said Colangelo. “There’s not much you can do for $1 anymore, so we think it’s pretty fantastic deal.” In addition to being part of the world record, guests will also be able to enjoy giveaways, music and drawings throughout the day, as Colangelo said they want to have a party atmosphere. “There’s going to be something for everyone, and it’s going to be a great time,” she promised. Dollar Day at Super Bowl will run from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. For more information about National Bowling Week, visit For more information about the Super Bowl or any of their weekly activities, visit or call 727-2000.

Community Heroes honored in new program By Jason Brubaker

First Baptist Church of Elsmere is making sure good deeds don’t go unnoticed. The church launched its first “Community Heroes” program this year, wanting to honor those in the community who serve others. The program was part of the church’s youth ministry, and sought out nominations from church members to find local heroes. “There’s a lot of people who do good things but don’t do them for recognition, so we wanted a way to recognize them,” explained Serena Owen, a church member who helped organize the program. “We’re hoping this is something we can do every year.”

Among the honorees were Elsmere Mayor Billy Bradford, President of the Northern Kentucky Chapter of the NAACP Jerome Bowles, Reverend Norman Blankenship and Lloyd Memorial sophomore Niko Carter. All of the winners were honored with a special trophy and proclamation, and each of them were asked to continue the “cycle of appreciation” by passing on their gratitude to people who may have helped them in their lives, such as co-workers, family or friends. “We want them to keep this feeling going, because the more people who give back, the better off the community will be,” said Owen. Indeed, when Bradford was honored at the July 13 city council


Community Heroes The following people were named “Community Heroes” by the First Baptist Church of Elsmere: Norman Blankenship, Laura Blankenship, Billy Bradford, Niko Carter, Dorothy Franklin, Herbert Franklin, Natasha Gentry, Camiya Gibbs-Ewell, Donna Johnson, Jessie Johnson, Marie meeting, he immediately praised the city staff. “I work with good people who make my job a lot easier,” he said. “I’m certainly honored to be recognized, but this is a team effort here, and everyone deserves some credit.” Owen said that by recognizing the people in the community who serve others, it may inspire more people to serve, and everyone will

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By Amanda Joering Alley What went from a oneday event with 5,000 visitors 10 years ago is now a three-day festival bringing in more than 100,000 people to Newport’s riverfront to celebrate one thing: Goetta. Fans of the pork, beef and oats mixture have made it clear that goetta is not just food, it’s a tradition. Mark Balasa, marketing director for Covington-based Glier’s Goetta, said since German immigrants brought goetta to the United States in the 1880s, it has been a staple in many local families. “Goetta has a lot of history and a whole lot of followers,” Balasa said. “We started Goettafest as a way



Aug. 7; and 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8. Also new this year, along with the main music stage, which will feature bands throughout the weekend, a new Goetta Unplugged stage will feature local musicians. “Goettafest is all about local, it’s a local company, a local product, and this is another way we can support local people,” Balasa said. For more information about Goettafest, which runs 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday, visit www.


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COVINGTON – The Covington-Kenton County Kiwanis will hold a wine tasting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at the Mansion Hill Studio & Gallery, Watertower Square, 601 Washington St. in Newport. Cost is $25 per person beforehand or $30 at the door. To reserve tickets in advance by credit card, visit Proceeds will benefit two charities: 4 Paws for Ability Inc. and Children’s Inc. Sponsors of the event are Mansion Hill Studio & Gallery, McHale’s Hospitality Group, Mae Ploy Thai Cuisine and Sushi Bar, and Grimes Promotional Products, LLC. For more information, contact Kelly Camm at 859-802-0122.

Flood relief group asking for donations

The Pike County 2010 Flood Recovery Committee is asking for donations for victims of the recent Pike County flood. The donations can be mailed to the North Point Academy at 5270 North Mayo Trail, Pikeville, KY, 41501. Call 606-433-0181. Donations of the following are appreciated: • Sheets/blankets • Large storage containers • Cleaning supplies • Brooms • Dust masks • Latex/work gloves • Boots • Nonperishable food items • Underclothes • Toys • Diapers/baby wipes • Baby wash • Toiletry items

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A history lesson

COVINGTON – Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center along with the Northern Kentucky Historical Society will present “Music and Musicians from the Encyclopedia” as part of their 2010 Northern Kentucky History Art and Culture Lecture Series. Northern Kentucky University Steely Library Assistant Professor John Schlipp will be the featured speaker. The lecture will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 8 in the Kate Scudder House on the campus of Baker Hunt, 620 Greenup Street. Parking is available on Seventh Street, east of Greenup. Cost is $7 at the door. Call 859-431-0020 or visit

Milestones outing

INDEPENDENCE – The Annual Steve Cauthen Golf Classic will take place at 11 a.m. Sept. 24 at the Hickory Sticks Golf Course, 3812 Painter Road in California, Ky. Proceeds benefit the Milestones Equestrian Achievement Riding Program in Independence. Sponsorships ranging from $50 to $2,500 are still available. Donations are also being accepted for use in the silent auction and raffle at the outing. Limited spots are available for golfers. Gift certificates will be awarded as prizes to the best golfers. For price and general information, e-mail Natalie at

BRIEFLY Correction

A headline in the July 29 edition of the Erlanger Recorder incorrectly identified a man convicted of murder.

Raymond Clutter, 62, was found guilty of murder and tampering with evidence July 22 in the 1994 murder of Latonia woman Peggy Casey. The story was correct.


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Residents preparing for World Equestrian Games By Jason Brubaker

When the World Equestrian Games hit Lexington in late September, Carolyn Borgert will be right there in the middle of them. Borgert, of Villa Hills, will be volunteering at the games, serving as a judge for eventing, a competition that includes dressage, cross-country and show-jumping. A lifetime horse lover, Borgert has been volunteering at equestrian events for close to 40 years, including the annual Rolex ThreeDay Event in Lexington and even the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. “I started riding when I was in first grade, and it’s been a passion of mine ever since,” she said. “To be able to be a part of the World

Equestrian Games is truly an honor, and I’m just so thrilled.” Borgert said she has been counting down the days until the games start, knowing how significant they will be to the state. This will be the first time the games, which are held every four years, have ever been held in the United States, and there is expected to be 250,000-300,000 people in attendance during the 16-day event. Officials have also estimated that the games could bring in an estimated $150 million in revenue. “I don’t know that some people realize how big this is,” she said. “It’s basically like a miniOlympics, and it’s going to be an absolute blast.” In addition to the numerous

competitions, Borgert said there will be other activities going on during the games too, such as a trade fair featuring a variety of vendors, as well as numerous music shows and unlimited equine celebrations. There will also be a special “Kentucky Experience” program set up by the state, which will allow visitors from other states and countries to get a feel for what makes Kentucky so unique, from the bourbon to the basketball to the horse racing. “There’s going to be something that everyone can enjoy,” she said. “This is going to be a historical event for the state, so we’re just hoping everyone gets a chance to get down there and take it in.”

For her part, Borgert said she’s looking forward to the eventing competition, because of the quality of the competitors, as well as the variety the event offers. Formerly an avid competitor in riding events, she said she has developed a fine eye for watching the events. However, she said the beauty of the horses and the atmosphere of the games are something everyone can appreciate, whether they have a background in the equine industry or not. “It’s a really cool event for people to check out, even if they’re not real familiar with it, because you get to see some good action pretty close-up,” she said. “I’m just so excited to be a part of it.” The World Equestrian Games,

held at the Kentucky Horse Park, will begin Sept. 25 with the Opening Ceremonies, and will run through Oct. 10. There will be eight disciplines, including eventing, jumping, vaulting and reining, and the games will broadcast live on NBC. Tickets may be purchased for specific events, or guests can also purchase general admission tickets to walk the grounds. “I just can’t say enough about how great this is going to be,” promised Borgert. “I’ve been counting down the days and I hope the closer it gets, the more people will start to get into it.” For more information about the World Equestrian Games, including a schedule of events, visit

GPS monitoring called ‘unrealistic’ by Kenton officials By Regan Coomer

After some discussion July 27, Kenton County officials agreed not to use enforcement practices set down in a new voluntary statute designed to protect victims of domestic violence. Implementation of

Amanda’s Law involves utilizing GPS monitoring equipment for people seeking a protective order and people with protective orders filed against them. The law also requires judges to have criminal background reports on the person seeking a protective order as well as the person they want the order against.

These victims or potential victims can also designate certain locations, such as a school, to be off-limits to the person with a protective order against them. Kenton County Fiscal Court members said the county already has the capability to track offenders with its electronic monitoring program. As to alerting

victims when the pursuer is a certain number of feet from them, officials called the idea well-intentioned, but unrealistic. “The tracker may give a false sense of security,” said County Attorney Garry Edmondson. “It’s good intentioned, but in terms of practicality it has some real problems.”

Edmondson said 500 to 1,000 feet doesn’t allow enough time for the victim to run away or seek aid from his or her pursuer. Commissioner Dan Humpert agreed, saying he didn’t like the system’s “overdependence on technology.” “They’re thinking by putting on an ankle bracelet they’re keeping the bad guy

away from the person they may or may not be stalking,” he said. Cost is also a factor. While actual start-up costs wouldn’t be extensive because the current system could adapt to the new features, Edmondson said, expense could be an issue with the assignation of GPS monitoring equipment.


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City gets peek at new office center By Regan Coomer

unique in its design, but it takes into account the historical effort that’s being made in the area,” he said. The core of each floor will include two elevators, a restroom and areas for building services, Wuest said. “I’m excited about it,” said Mayor Chris Moriconi. “I think it’s a large office building that will become a reality in the near future.” Talks for the building came about after Moriconi approached Squire Hill Properties, a subsidiary of his employer, Beck Financial Management in Florence, about the need for an office building in that area of Independence. “The local businesses we have here now need workers during the day,” he said. “If 100 or 150 people work there during the day, it would be a great shot in the arm to support afternoon businesses.” Council Member Mary Pat Behler agreed that a commercial office building is needed in the Independence

Independence City Council got a first look at the design of an in-the-works professional center on Declaration Drive Aug. 2. The 36,000-square-foot, three-story professional office building could be open next to Ace Hardware as soon as the summer of 2011. K4 Architecture Group, the firm handling the design of the building, presented drawings and a floor plan to council members. The entrance to the building will face Declaration Drive. All four sides of the professional center will have architectural treatments and each corner will have a glass-topped tower element. In the center, Wuest said, the professional building will have a cupola, a small structure on a dome, in keeping with the requirements of the Independence Towne Center. “The building is fairly

Charming Charlie, a new women’s fashion accessories shop, opened in the Crestview Hills Town Center Aug. 3.



K4 Architects presented a rendering of a three-story, 36,000-square-footbuilding to be located on Declaration Drive next to Ace Hardware. Before construction, owner Squire Hill Properties hopes to get 60 percent of the building filled with professionals.

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Towne Center. “One of the problems we have in bringing in restaurants and retail is that we are a bedroom community. We need people to work here during the day to sustain these businesses,” she said. Currently Squire Hill Properties and Moriconi are in talks with professionals about signing leases to occupy the building. Moriconi said the investor is under contract with The Deters Company to get a certain percentage of businesses to sign on within 120 days. Moriconi estimates a building of that size could bring an additional $65,000 in payroll and property taxes to the city's budget.

Two new stores have opened their doors in the Crestview Hills Town Center. Learning Express returned to the outdoor shopping mall under new ownership July 30. Previous owners had moved the store to a bigger space across from Borders before it closed earlier this year. The new store is located between Skeffington’s Formalwear and Hallmark and will offer 20 percent off storewide during opening weekend. New to the area is Charming Charlie, a Houston-based fashion accessories shop. The Crestview Hills location will be the first in the state and was set to open Aug. 3. The 14,000square-feet store is located

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in the space next to DSW. Crestview Hills Town Center Property Manager Christine Wesselkamper said the accessories chain is a “great fit.” “It is our exact demographic, which is women of all ages, and the store sells accessories to women, which is a nice complement to all of our fashion tenants,” she said. Wesselkamper said Learning Express is a welcome return addition to the town center, explaining it was a “bad time” for them to move to a larger space before. “The community is going to be glad to have them back,” she said. In addition to the new stores, Portrait Innovation is expanding to its current location to add on another studio, Wesselkamper said.

And of all the spaces in the town center, only three are vacant. “We hope to have more stores coming soon, but no official announcements yet,” she said. Crestview Hills Mayor Paul Meier said that while vacant space is a concern, the town center, which opened in fall 2005, is doing well. “The city is very pleased with how it’s worked out. We’re very pleased with the management; they keep the property up well and we’re looking forward to future enhancements.” For information about Charming Charlie, visit or call the store at 859-331-1038. For more about Learning Express, visit www.learning or call the store at 859-331-2094.



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Charlie Meyers celebrated with his wife, Margaret, their children and grandchildren July 30. Meyers’ family asked District 6 to name Ky-17 after him for his years of dedication and work on that particular highway and Northern Kentucky roadways as a whole.

Ky. 17’s new name honors Kenton man

“It’s just a great day,� said Charlie Lee Meyers with a smile as he gazed at the crowd of friends and family at Pioneer Park celebrating the naming of a portion of Ky. 17 in his honor July 30. Park Hills resident Meyers, 73, is the former chief district engineer of the Kentucky Transportation District 6, where he worked more than 30 years in different capacities. He started out as the assistant resident engineer in 1964 before moving up to chief engineer in 1999. Ky. 17 will be known as the Charles Lee Meyers Highway from I-275 to the intersection of Ky. 16, an honor that left Meyers, now an engineer for Kenton County, “dumbfounded.� “I never ever in my wildest dreams thought this would happen,� Meyers said after the ceremony, which included speakers Sen. Jack Westwood, Chief District Engineer Rob Hans, former Chief District Engineer Joe Kearnes, former District 6 Transportation Secretary James C. Codell III, Tony Saliba, dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Dayton (Meyers’ alma mater) and Judi Gerding, president of The Point, an organization Meyers helped found. Meyers’ daughter, Annie Wuestefeld, asked District 6

officials more than a year ago to name Ky. 17 after her father, because that was his last project. Meyers’ family told him the news the week before Father’s Day. “He was speechless for a while. He’s a modest man, he’d never dream of asking for anything like that,� she said. Hans called Meyers “instrumental� in the planning and construction necessary for widening and realignment of Ky. 17 while Westwood praised Meyers, saying “Northern Kentucky has the best and safest highways as a result of his leadership.� Gerding praised Meyers for his 38 years of support of The Point, which provides educational, residential, social and vocational opportunities for people with special needs. “I’m sure he’ll be with us a lot longer than the highway department,� she laughed. Codell shared “Meyersisms,� words of wisdom Meyers has shared over the years, including “If you want it done right, do it right the first time� and “If you do the right thing and tell the truth, you’ll sleep well at night.� Before Meyers left the stage to a standing ovation from the crowd, he thanked them for coming, asking, “How do I begin to say thank you for a day like this?�

Taylor Mill city officials stopped by the new location of Skyline Chili in the city for a ribbon cutting Aug. 2. Left to right: City Administrator Jill Bailey, Commissioner Dan Bell, Mayor Mark Kreimborg, Commissioner Roger Reis, Public Works Director Marc Roden and Police Chief Steve Knauf. The restaurant moved from one location to another in the shopping center, opening up a couple weeks ago with 113 seats compared to 60 seats at the old location. Aug. 2 was also Taylor Mill night at Skyline, where a portion of the proceeds from 4 to 8 p.m. will be donated to Pride Park, 5614 Taylor Mill Road.

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Greis excited about opportunity at St. Henry By Jason Brubaker

The students at St. Henry won’t be the only ones learning this year. “Every day I’m here, I learn something new and that’s how it’s going to be for a while,” said new St. Henry Principal Sue Greis. “This is a wonderful place with a great tradition, and I’m just excited to be a part of it.” Greis will take over the principal’s position this year for Phil Gessner, who retired in June after 28 years at the school. A native of Northern Kentucky, Greis comes to the school from St. Mary School in Alexandria, where she served as the assistant


Sue Greis will take over as principal at St. Henry School this year, following the retirement of Phil Gessner. Greis was formerly the assistant principal at St. Mary School in Alexandria. principal for four year. She also previously taught at both St. Mary and at St. Joseph School in Crescent Springs.

“I wasn’t necessarily looking to become a principal yet, but this was such a great opportunity that I couldn’t pass it up,” she


Representatives of Beechwood High School carried a banner in the city’s centennial parade to celebrate the school’s 150th anniversary. The school, which starts classes Aug. 19, will celebrate with a variety of activities this year.

explained. “There’s so many great things about this school and this community, and I’ve been blessed to have this chance.” Although she grew up in Campbell County, Greis attended Notre Dame Academy as a child, allowing her to become familiar with Kenton County and build relationships with the Catholic community here. “I’m still learning, but I have gotten to know a lot of people in this area over the years, so I think that will help me while I adjust here,” she said. “I definitely feel like I’m walking into a good situation.” Since taking the position, Greis said she’s been busy acclimating herself with the staff and teachers, as well

as learning the traditions of the school. She has been meeting with teachers on a regular basis, and even has a program planned for late August at St. Henry Parish in which she wants to lay out her vision of the school’s future for parents. She also said that while she won’t be afraid to make changes if she feels its necessary, she also wants to continue to build upon the foundation left by Gessner. “It’s not easy to follow someone who did so much, but he’s been a terrific resource in helping me learn what the school is all about,” she said. “There’s a lot of good things that have happened here that I just want to con-

tinue to build on, and keep the school moving forward like it has been.” And even as she said she still has work to do before the year starts, she said she still is anxious for the first day of classes Aug. 18. “I hate having an empty building - I’m ready for the kids to be here,” she said with a smile. The Vision 10/11 event will be held at St. Henry Parish Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m. All students should have at least one parent or guardian in attendance. Following Greis’ presentation, parents will also be able to tour the school and meet with the teachers and staff. For more information about St. Henry, visit


Brian Gill, owner of Cool Critters shows off Darwin, a green iguana recently donated to him. Cool Critters is an animal rescue operation.


Lucas Cooley grins as he holds an alligator during the Cool Critters visit to Arnett Elementary July 29.

Beechwood Critters invade Arnett Elementary prepares for 150th By Jason Brubaker

By Jason Brubaker

The annual Beechwood/Covington Catholic football game always has a lot on the line... namely pride, traditions and bragging rights. This year however, there will be a little history involved as well. Beechwood will be celebrating their 150th anniversary that weekend, Sept. 1719, with a variety of activities for alumni. There will be a tailgate leading up to the game, a dedication ceremony of the new elementary school, a special dinner and a brunch on Sunday morning. The event will also double as the 50th reunion for the class of 1960, and Carol Stenken Beirne, one of the event organizers, expects a good turnout for the weekend. “It should be a great time,” said Beirne, a 1963 graduate. “We think we’ll have a lot of people come back and participate, because this is such a huge thing for us.” Beechwood began as just a two-room schoolhouse for children in grades 1-8, a realization of the local residents to have a neighborhood school. The high school was added in 1930, and the first graduating class had six seniors. Today, there are roughly 1,100 total students at Beechwood Elementary and Beechwood High School, and the school has become known across the region for their commitment to academics and athletics. Both of those will be on display during the weekend, promised Beirne. The weekend will kick-off with a Friday night tailgate at the Hawes’ home on Beechwood Road, beginning at

5:30 p.m. For $20, guests can enjoy food and drinks, as well as receive a special Beechwood visor to wear to the game. “That will be a blast, because anyone who has ever gone to Beechwood knows and remembers how important the Cov Cath game is,” said Beirne. “So we think everyone is going to be pumped up for the game and ready to have a good time it’ll be great!” The festivities will continue the next morning with the dedication of the new elementary school, which will include tours of the new facility and a reception, sponsored by the Beechwood PTSA. Later that evening, there will also be a special dinner at the Airport Marriott in Hebron, which will include cocktails, dancing and a special anniversary program put together by current Beechwood students. “They’ve been going through old yearbooks and things like that to find out some more about the history of the school, so it should be a neat program,” said Beirne. “It should bring back a lot of memories for people there.” Finally, the weekend will conclude with a farewell brunch on Sunday morning at the Fort Mitchell Country Club, giving people one final chance to catch up and relive some high school memories. “It’s worked out pretty well, with the city celebrating their centennial this summer and now we get to have our big celebration this fall,” said Beirne. “This is going to be a great time for everyone in the Beechwood family to come together.” For more information about the events, or to update alumni information, visit www.beechwood.kyschools. us.

William Raleigh couldn’t hold back as he looked up at the nearly 25pound iguana being held by Brian Gill. “No way am I holding that thing!” he exclaimed, his eyes never leaving its razor sharp claws. “It looks mean!” Gill just grinned. “Yeah- I don’t think we’ll pass this guy around,” he said. “He tends to get a little feisty.” Gill, the owner and founder of Cool Critters, visited Arnett Elementary July 29 to show off some of the approximately 70 animals he owns. Located in Cincinnati, Gill started the rescue organization to help save the lives of reptiles and other exotic animals that were no longer able to be cared for as pets by their original owners. He currently has a variety of snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, spiders and even a baby alligator. “People think these would make great pets and then they don’t realize how big they get, or how expensive they are to care for, and they want to get rid of them,” he said. “That’s where I come in, and I just do my best to care for them until we can find a way to get them to a good home.” Gill regularly shows off his animals in programs at schools, churches and other group functions as he tries to educate people about the animals and how to properly care for them. He said he also hopes to soon build a facility where people could visit and examine all of the animals he owns. For more information about Cool Critters, visit


T.J. Wald, William Raleigh and Brandi Wald pet a blue-tongued skink at Arnett Elementary July 29.


Students from Arnett Elementary help Brian Gill hold an albino Burmese python during his visit July 29. The snake weighed a little more than 100 pounds.


Jonah Winans checks out a turtle during the Cool Critters visit to Arnett Elementary.


Brian Gill shows Rosie, a tarantula, to the kids at Arnett Elementary. In addition to reptiles, Gill also takes in spiders and frogs for Cool Critters.


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Gateway to hold information session ‘Backpacks There’s good news for those who need to upgrade their job skills or get a college degree. Gateway Community and Technical College offers students unparalleled value that includes affordable tuition, an opportunity to be job-ready in a few months, as well as the ability to transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree. The better news is that Gateway is still accepting applications for students to start this fall. Gateway’s traditional fall semester begins Aug. 16, but the college has additional fall terms beginning Sept. 8, Sept. 22 and 23, Oct. 13 and Nov. 4. The next information session for prospective students is 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at the college’s Edgewood Campus, 790 Thomas More Parkway. Sessions are free and designed to answer questions about the admissions process. A financial aid workshop follows at 11 a.m. when Gateway will provide assistance in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). People who plan to complete the FAFSA for financial aid for a fall 2010 term need to bring their 2009 federal tax return. “As Northern Kentucky’s only publicly supported two-year comprehen-

sive community and technical college, we provide outstanding value to students,” says G. Edward Hughes, Gateway president and CEO. The value begins with tuition. Gateway’s in-state tuition is $130 per credit hour, about half the rate of any four-year university in Kentucky. Reciprocity agreements mean most Tristate residents can attend at the instate rate, depending on their major. In addition, for students who enroll this fall, tuition will be frozen at the current rate through the 2011-12 academic year. “That means this year’s class will not be subject to tuition increases that might occur next year,” said Hughes. “Since most of our programs can be completed in two academic years if the student attends full-time and has no developmental needs requiring additional classes, locking in tuition at this year’s rate makes it easier for students to plan their finances for two years,” he said. For students who want or need to improve their job skills in a shorter period, Gateway offers credentials that can prepare them to be job-ready in one semester, depending on the program. “That adds to the value because students can complete a certificate, find a job in their field and continue

part-time until they complete a degree,” Hughes said. Gateway’s regional accreditation means the credits students earn at Gateway are accepted at four-year universities such as Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More College and the University of Cincinnati. Gateway’s membership in the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities enables Gateway students to take classes at any GCCCU member college at Gateway tuition rates. “These benefits, plus the wide variety of degrees, diplomas and certificates we offer in 30 academic programs, add to the list of reasons why students are increasingly choosing to begin their postsecondary education at Gateway,” Hughes said, noting that enrollment increased more than 20 percent last fall. “We also offer a variety of student services designed to assure success, including programs specifically aimed at easing the transition to college for first-generation college students or people coming back to school after an absence of several years,” he said. For more information, prospective students should call Gateway at 859441-4500 or visit the website at and select “Admissions.”

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Residents make dean’s list, graduate The University of Louisville recently released its list of students, who graduated in the spring of 2010 and who made the dean’s list. The following students graduated from the school; from Erlanger, Katherine Brandner, Ellis Otte, Stephen Reynolds, Jessica Newman, Steven Grayson and Matthew Tignor; from Elsmere, Jeffrey Braun and Zachary Seiler. The school also released its dean’s list. Students making the list include, from Erlanger, Dana Amundsen, Tyler Dorsey, Jodi Lonneman, Ashley Morden, Kasey Ohr, Olivia Benzing, Rachel Bartsch, Trey Mulligan, Stephen Reynolds, Shelby Budrick, Joanna Thompson, James Sebree, Sara McPhillips and Naseem Ansari; from Elsmere, Shahana Reese. For information about the school, visit www.

but our strategic priorities in the coming years.” The next step is to prepare to defend the application to a panel of reviewers in Washington, D.C. Race to the Top is a $4.35 billion competitive grant program, designed to reward states that are improving schools.

of the Race to the Top funding competition,” Holliday said. “Our application is strong, and the feedback we received from the first round helped us improve our plan. I’m optimistic about our chances in this round; however, this application represents not only our plans related to Race to the Top,

Northern Kentucky Harvest will host its 10th annual Backpacks and Breakfast event starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7. More than 900 backpacks loaded with school supplies will be given away to school children from low-income families. A free breakfast, courtesy of Frisch’s Restaurants and Trauth Dairy, also will be served and the Covington Recreation Commission will provide face painting, pony rides and other entertainment for children. The event will take place in Covington’s Goebel Park in the MainStrasse neighborhood at Fifth and Philadelphia. Backpacks and Breakfast is open to qualified families in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties. In past years most participants have come from Covington, where 89 percent of the public school district’s 3,700 students receive free or reduced price lunches. Northern Kentucky Har-


Gov. Steve Beshear, Education Commissioner Terry Holliday and congressional members announced that Kentucky is among the finalists for the second round of federal Race to the Top funding, a pot of over $3.3 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to be used for education reform. “We are thrilled to once again see Kentucky in the list of finalists for Race to the Top funding,” Beshear said. “Kentucky has shown repeatedly that it is a leader in education reform, and our selection reflects the high quality of our application and reinforces the validity of the work we are engaging in for Kentucky’s children.” Kentucky has multiple education reform efforts

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Hut AC celebrates its knothole baseball city title in Class AA.

Hut AC wins AA Knothole title By James Weber

Both Kenton County teams finished as city runner-up in the knothole baseball Division 2 city finals July 31 in Blue Ash, Ohio, as another local team won a city title earlier in July. The KC Tornadoes fell in Class BJunior, losing to the Wilmington Hurricanes. The Tornadoes had also lost the battle of weather phenomena in the winner’s bracket. The Tornadoes beat a team from Amelia twice in the tournament. Players are Austin Hunley, Artie Santomo, Trent Godbey, Garrett Ainsworth, Trenton Turpin, Brady Walker, Austin Lutz, Matt Shelton, Darryl Hertzfeldt, Quentin Marksberry, Anthony Wilson, and Denver Ball. The head coach was Brian Hunley. The NKY Reds lost to the Mason Redhawks in the Class D finals after also losing to Mason in the winner’s bracket. The Reds beat the other two teams in the bracket, the Milford Vipers and Westside Seminoles, during

Volleyball begins Aug. 9 By James Weber

The Kentucky high school volleyball season starts Aug. 9. Here is a look at the opening week schedule and major local tournaments. The Recorder will have more on local teams in next week’s issue: Monday, Aug. 9: Newport at Dayton, Sacred Heart at Newport Central Catholic. Tuesday, Aug. 10: Beechwood at Bellevue, Silver Grove at Calvary, Walton-Verona at Grant County, Newport at Highlands, Simon Kenton at Lloyd, Conner at Notre Dame, Heritage at Villa Madonna. Wednesday, Aug. 11: Dayton at Cooper, Pendleton County at Ludlow, Villa Madonna at St. Henry. Thursday, Aug. 12: Ryle at Beechwood, Ludlow at Conner, Bellevue at Dixie Heights, Covington Latin at Grant County, Boone County at Highlands, Calvary at Lloyd, Campbell County at Simon Kenton, Louisville Mercy at St. Henry, Trimble County at Walton-Verona. Friday, Aug. 13: Brossart at VMA. Saturday, Aug. 14: Ludlow Classic, 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28: All “A” Ninth Region, Lloyd. Sept. 3-4: Scott September Slam. Sept. 11: All “A” Classic state tourney in Richmond and Berea. Sept. 24: Highlands’ Cake Classic.

the city finals. Players are Clay Trusty, Bailey Martin, Kolton Early, Nick Tekulve, Jairus Wilder, Mason Fries, John Odom, Sean Casteel, Duncan Summe and Nolan Kresser. Coaches are Blair Trusty, Brian Martin, Scott Early and Mike Tekulve. Hut AC won the AA knothole city title earlier in July. The team is comprised of players from Boone and Kenton counties. They are ages 16-18 and go to high school at Boone County, Ryle, Conner, Holmes, Holy Cross and Covington Latin and Covington Catholic. According to head coach Shawn Carroll, they were led by the pitching of Tyler Gregory (14 innings, 23 strikeouts and one earned run), Logan Faehr (14 innings, 21 strikeouts and three earned runs), and Tyler Kincaid (13 innings, five strikeouts and no earned runs). The battery mate was either Cody Meier or Brennan Carroll, who threw out 90 percent of opposing basestealers. That helped Hut AC to move out of

the losers’ bracket all the way to the city finals where they had to beat the same USA team twice to claim the championship. The closest game was a 1-0 win in which Rob Broering won with a walkoff squeeze bunt. The goal now was to beat Team USA (Indian Hill/ Madeira) twice. USA led 1-0 going into the top of the seventh. Patrick Eggemeier pinch-hit to lead off the seventh with a single. Jay Hatfield sacrificed him to second. Scooter Englemon singled, then with two outs Brennan Carroll hit a two-run double and Hut AC won 3-1. The next game was a completegame victory 8-0 for Tyler Kincaid, winning the city title for Hut AC. Leading hitters for the tournament were Brennan Carroll .423, Jay Hatfield .407, Charlie Riley .346, Rob Broering .350 and Jeff Minks .333. Shawn Carroll said outstanding defense came from Tyler Kincaid, Tyler Gregory, Jay Hatfield and Charlie Riley. Carroll said Tyler Kincaid organized the team to come back after losing in the city finals last year.


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Abby Ziegelmeyer of the Cherry Hill Swim Club starts her dive in the finals of the Northern Kentucky Swim League in the girls' 11-12 division July 27 at Five Seasons in Crestview Hills.

7-Up Tour awards year-end titles By James Weber

The 7-Up Junior Golf Tour concluded play this summer with its tour championships July 26-27. One girls’ division and four boys’ divisions awarded championships in the two-day tournament. The first day was at Lassing Pointe in Union, the second day at Boone Links in Burlington. Katie-Scarlett Skinner of Burlington and Villa Madonna Academy won by

eight shots in the girls’ division. Griffin Flesch of Union, the son of PGA Tour golfer Steve Flesch, won the boys’ 11 and under division in dominating fashion, shooting 120 for 27 holes to win by 18 shots. Blake Hamilton, an incoming junior at Ryle High School, won the boys’ 16-18 division. Lane Weaver of Pendleton County High School won the boys’ 14-15 division and Cody Kellam of Grant County won the boys’

12-13 group. Only the top golfers in points in the regular season qualified for the two-day tour finals. Everyone played the first day and the top six in each division made the cut to the second round at Boone Links in Burlington. Girls: Katie-Scarlett Skinner 160, Morgan Larison 168, Tiara Harris 171, Kristen Smith 174, Sarah Kellam 175, Jill Edgington 184. Missed cut: Christen Cropper, Kodie Hall, Jenna McGuire, Kara McCord,

Emily Armbrecht, Nicole Volpenhein, Haley Berling, Ellen Kendall, Katie Gross, Maggie Miles. Boys 11 & under (27 holes): Griffin Flesch 120, Jacob Vrolijk 138, Ryan Clements 138, Jared Reid 160, Lincoln Herbst 168, Blake Garrison 201. Boys 12-13: Cody Kellam 150, Drew McDonald 151, Paul Huber 161, Matt Striegel 164, Logan Gamm 170, Parker Harris 178. Missed cut: Austin Squires, Daniel Lee, Jeff Lynne. Boys 14-15 : Lane

Weaver 160, Alex Scanlon 162, Zach Adams 164, Brett Bauereis 165, Sean Kiely 166, Hunter Hughes 166. Missed cut: Paul Clancy, Merik Berling, Jackson Frame, Jim Kelly, Blake Adkins, Austin Beck. Boys 16-18 : Blake Hamilton 151, Adam Millson 155, Tanner Walton 155, Russell Rigg 158, Joey Fredrick 159, Brad Jury 160. Missed cut: Tim Livingood, Brad Litzinger, Phoenix Ramsey, Brandon Houston, Chase Hughes, Hunter Majewski.


Clippers head to college

The Northern Kentucky Clippers’ college signees from 2010: From left: Coach Karen Chitwood, Jared Herich (Cornerstone University), Rob Walsh (University of Kentucky), Katie Eichinger (University of Kentucky), Maddie Mescher (Centre College), Mary Bank (Kenyon College), Coach Jason Roberts, Melissa Thurman (University of Evansville), Carlie Herich (Wheaton College), Coach Marcy.

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NKAC honors spread to several schools


Division I: Player of the Year - Haylee Smith (Ryle); OF - Muriel Gerhardt (Boone), Lindsey Bridges (Simon Kenton), Ashton VanGordon (Conner); 3B Cassie Hamilton (Ryle), 2B - Carson Gray (Campbell), SS - Megan Bohman (Holmes), 1B - Sarah Begley (Conner), C - Tara Wells (Scott), DH - Taylor Griffin (Campbell), P - Haylee Smith (Ryle), Audrey Williamson (Scott). Conference team champion: Ryle. Division II: Player of the Year Alicia Miller

(Brossart); OF - Jen Hoff (St. Henry), Jenna Theisen (Highlands), Paige Baynum (Brossart); P - Alicia Miller (Brossart), Mamee Salzer (St. Henry), Danielle Hausfeld (NCC); 3B - Alex Sorrell (Highlands); SS - Jackie Gedney (St. Henry); 2B Allison Martin (Lloyd); 1B Katelyn Stanley (Holy Cross); C - Lindsay Griffith (Brossart); DH - Hannah Thiem (NCC). Conference team champion: Brossart. Division III: Player of the Year - Caroline Spicker (Villa Madonna); P - Samantha Victor (Calvary), Miranda Ladanyi (Ludlow); 1B Raquel Barry (Beechwood); 2B - Savannah Brunner (Heritage); SS - Caroline Spicker (VMA); 3B - Ashley Francis (Calvary); DH Cassie Glancy (Bellevue); OF - Morgan Cook (VMA), Ali Banegas (Ludlow), Sydney Stuart (Ludlow); C Madeline Blevins (Bellevue). Conference team champion: Ludlow.


Division I: Player of the Year - Brice Smallwood (Dixie); OF - Ronald Cotton (Boone), Nick West (Conner), Caleb Lonkard (Ryle); C - Austin Pugh (Conner); 1B - Joel Lubrano (Dixie); 2B - Zach Sowder (Scott); SS - Ryan Thompson (Cooper); 3B - Conner Hempel (Ryle); DH - Matt Klein (Cov Cath); P - Brice Smallwood (Dixie), Adam Warning (Cov Cath). Conference team champion: Boone County. Division II: Player of the Year - Travis Norton (Brossart); P - Jake Cain (NCC), Travis Norton (Brossart), Andy Roenker (Holy Cross); 1B - Nick Ritter (HC); 2B - Rob Broering (HC); SS - Shaun Meyer (NCC); 3B - Blake Tiberi (HC); OF - T.J. Schowalter (NCC), Trevor Bezold (Brossart), Troy Hebel (Highlands); C - Sam Liggett (Highlands); DH - Brady Gray (NCC). Conference team champion: Holy Cross. Division III: Player of the Year - Josh Bertke (Beechwood); P - Josh Bertke (Beechwood), Zak Duty

(Calvary); DH - Tony Piper (Bellevue); 1B - Mike Young (Dayton); 2B - Dylan Huff (Bellevue); SS - Zach Stegemoller (Ludlow); 3B - Mitch Davenport (Calvary); OF Brad Leake (Beechwood), Zach Steinkoenig (VMA), Jason Gier (Ludlow); C Alex Hegge (Bellevue). Conference team champion: Calvary Christian.

Boys’ tennis

Division I: Player of the Year - Jimmy Roebker (Cov Cath); Others - Eric Thompson (Dixie), Kento Okita (Ryle), Yuya Kimura (Boone), Yushi Okita (Ryle), A.J. Berk (Scott), Daniel Sullivan (Cov Cath). Conference team champion: Covington Catholic. Division II: Player of the Year - Drew Freyberger (Highlands); Others - Marcus Andrews (Holy Cross), Jarrod Andrews (HC), Tony Wiseman (HC), John Drennen (Highlands), Austin Reese (Lloyd), Kevin Prigge (NCC). Conference team champion: Highlands. Division III: Player of the Year - Pierce Kohls (Calvary); Others - Ben Hackett (Beechwood), Steve Leichter (Calvary), Ryan Grinstead (Calvary), Tommy Berkmeier (Bellevue), Alex Thompson (Bellevue), Deuce Gibson (VMA). Conference team champion: Villa Madonna.

Girls’ tennis

Division I: Player of the Year - Ally Westling (Notre Dame); Others - Sammy Manning (Scott), Machi Kuroyanagi (Boone), Catriona Shaughnessy (NDA), Laura Irons (NDA), Madie Cook (NDA), Kelsie Peckham (Simon Kenton). Conference team champion: Notre Dame. Division II: Player of the Year - Meredith Laskey (Highlands); Others - Carrie Laskey (Highlands), Hannah Laskey (Highlands), Morgan Reinert (St. Henry), Traci Bard (Lloyd), Taylor Reynolds (Holy Cross), Gabby Guenthner (Holy Cross). Conference team champion: Highlands. Division III: Player of the

Year - Carly Wilson (Beechwood); Others - Ellen White (Beechwood), Emily Pawsat (Beechwood), Mary Jaindl (Beechwood), Mary Kate Greenwood (VMA), Molley Backsheider (VMA), Susan Myers (Calvary), Mackenzie Phelps (Bellevue). Conference team champion: Beechwood.

He knew it might be his last chance. So Kyle O’Brien is cherishing the national Tae Kwon Do title he won July 3 in Orlando, Fla. O’Brien, a 2010 Dixie Heights High School graduate, won gold to become the 2010 Senior National Champion for Olympic sparring in the 18-32 age Flyweight Elite division. “It means a lot,” he said. “It was a lot of hard work and it finally paid off for me. It was my final shot in this tournament before I head off to college.” O’Brien is a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a martial art which emphasizes kicking. He has been at it for about eight years. “It’s like boxing with your feet,” he said. “I wanted to start a sport and I wanted to try martial arts. I tried a couple of different ones and I liked Tae Kwon Do. I really like the style; it’s


Kyle O’Brien won gold to become the 2010 Senior National Champion for Olympic sparring in the 18-32 age Fly weight Elite division. He is pictured with his coach Christina Bayley of Kettering, Ohio. different than the other martial arts.” In competition, athletes score points with hits to the body, up to three points for a head shot. A combination of sensors and human judging award the scoring. In one match in Orlando, O’Brien scored a head shot in the final three seconds to win, then he won the championship match by judge’s decision after they went to overtime and didn’t score.

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Several schools spread out the spring sports honors as the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference released its spring awards in early July. Beechwood won the Division III team championship in girls’ tennis and had the player of the year in Carly Wilson. Beechwood also had the baseball player of the year in D-III in Josh Bertke. Calvary won the team title in baseball. Caroline Spicker of Villa Madonna was D-III player of the year in softball. Ludlow won the team championship. Pierce Kohls of Calvary Christian was D-III player of the year in boys’ tennis. He was Ninth Region singles runner-up. VMA won the team title. In Division II, Holy Cross won the team title in baseball and had four all-conference picks. St. Henry’s Maria Frigo was the track athlete of the year for Division II and III combined. In Division I, Dixie Heights 2010 graduate Brice Smallwood, the area’s winningest pitcher was the player of the year in baseball. Covington Catholic’s Jimmy Roebker, who ended his career with his second straight singles state title, was NKAC player of the year. The Colonels were team champions. Notre Dame, the state champ in girls’ tennis, won the NKAC title and state semifinalist Ally Westling was player of the year.

O’Brien is also a twotime Kentucky AAU gold medalist in the senior division. O’Brien started Tae Kwon Do with Master Sung Tae Kim in Erlanger, and has spent the past three years with Christina Bayley of Kettering, Ohio, a USA National Team coach. He will have to leave there when O’Brien goes south for college, attending East Tennessee State. A National Honor Society and Beta Club honoree at Dixie, he will be studying 3D animation and art. O’Brien was accepted into the Performing and Fine Arts Scholars Program and is an Honors In Discipline Scholar. “When I go into college, I probably won’t be able to keep it up at the same level,” he said. “Where I train at is an hour away. She’s a really good coach. I haven’t found any schools down there that compete at a real high level.” CE-0000411299

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Leave wild mushroom harvesting to experts Question: I found some mushrooms growing on a tree stump. How can I tell if they are edible or poisonous? Answer: Mushrooms are more commonly found in the spring and fall, especially after several rains, but you may also see them popping up after summer rains. They are also commonly seen on decaying logs and tree stumps, dead branches, and even on live trees. For many people, there is a great temptation to gather and eat these fruiting bodies of fungi that we call mushrooms, toadstools, brackets, or conks. The most frequent answer we give to the question “To eat or not to eat?” is “NO, do not eat wild mushrooms!” It takes years of experience and a high level of expertise to tell the poisonous

ones from the edible mushrooms. According to Dr. John Hartman, plant pathologist at the University of Kentucky, Mike Klahr even when a Community sample is subto the Recorder mitted plant disease columnist diagnostic laboratory in Lexington, they will say no. Who knows if the specimen that was brought in is actually the same as, or is representative of, what the mushroom hunter is gathering and eating? Similarly, county extension agents giving advice to mushroom hunters are advised to just say no when it comes to fun-

gal edibility. Mulch, in the landscape, especially wood chips used as a ground cover or to protect trees, is a good substrate for a variety of mushrooms. But mushrooms can emerge out of the lawn or even the driveway in the absence of visible decaying vegetable matter. In such cases, the fungi are growing on decaying wood or dead tree roots buried in the ground. Some mushrooms, such as mycorrhizal fungi growing in the lawn, are symbiotic with live roots, the symbiosis benefitting both the fungus and the tree. Still others growing from the roots, the base of the tree trunk, or even up on the trunk and limbs may be parasites in the process of killing their host. Mushrooms with typical stalks and caps are often found growing

in the lawn, sometimes in circles called fairy rings. Also sometimes referred to as toadstools, these fungi also initiate from buried organic material such as a decaying root. Other mushrooms such as the shoestring root rot fungus grow at the base of trees infected with root and butt rot. Another fungus, called the dead man’s fingers, grows as hard, black projections resembling a mummified hand from the roots of live trees in the lawn. The dead man’s fingers fungus also causes root rot disease. And yes, some toadstools are so tough they push their fruiting bodies right up through an asphalt driveway. Growing on wood or organic material buried beneath the drive, in their struggle for survival they can damage property. In the meadow, giant puffballs are among the most

spectacular of mushrooms. These white spheres, often baseballsized, may grow to the size of a basketball. Mature puffballs will emit a cloud of powdery brown spores through an opening in the top when prodded. Thus, mushrooms are an important part of the awe and wonder of nature that is present in the wild and even in our own yards. They are mostly helpful in the natural scheme of things, keeping dead plant material from accumulating to intolerable levels. Although some mushrooms can be eaten, mushrooms can also be enjoyed just for being fungi – for their uniqueness, variety, and unusual life habits. Mike Klahr is the Boone County Extension Agent for Horticulture.

Living out your independence?

Bright feet


Fourth-grader Jenna Schmahl of Edgewood shows off some seriously orange feet while working on a project for the 2010 St. Pius X Vacation Bible School. More than 100 children attended the weeklong event.

Now that the Fourth of July has come and gone, are you living out your Independence? In health and wellness that is. So many of us treat a healthy lifestyle as a restrictive, controlling battle or virtual prison that threatens to rip away at our independence to “eat what I want, when I want!” Diets are too restrictive, you say. I don’t want to give up certain foods or eating out, you say. Here’s a newsflash: The healthy lifestyle isn’t the battle or “prison” we deem it to be. The prison is the high blood pressure, high cholesterol, 34 pills we take every day, regular doctor appointments to monitor all our health issues, anxiety and stress we chalk up to a busy lifestyle, not to mention the weight problem that prohibits us from going outside (or getting on the floor for that matter) and playing with our kids, grandkids, going to an amusement park or taking walks. It’s time to once again to reclaim our independence and freedom to live and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. • Did you know that losing just 10 percent of your weight drastically reduces your risks for certain diseases including some cancers

and will most likely lower your blood pressure and cholesterol significantly? • Did you know that anxiety and stress are often lowJulie House ered as well a person Community when loses weight? Recorder Why? Too often, guest theses issues are columnist exacerbated by obesity: embarrassment about weight, frustrations regarding clothes and energy levels all work to increase stress and anxiety can be alleviated significantly when a person loses as little as 10 pounds. • Did you know that the summer season is the best (not worst) time to start living healthier? Why? It’s when the best of the best fruits and vegetables are in season and available at your local farmers market. With two farmers markets right here in Kenton County every week and several others in neighboring counties, its possible to visit a farmers market every day of the week and find the freshest, most colorful and incredibly

healthy treats for your body. Bonus: We’re giving back to the local economy and saving the environment as well (produce doesn’t travel very far to get to the farmers market, so we’re reducing harm to the ozone, emissions). You get the point. Health and wellness is a freedom and independence we need to reclaim for ourselves and future generations. In the words of Earl Pitts (am I really old enough to remember him?) “Wake up America!” Farmers Market times: • Erlanger Baptist Church, Commonwealth Road, Tuesday 2:30-6 p.m. • Independence Court House parking lot, Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information about either of these, contact the Kenton County Cooperative Extension Program at 356-3155. Julie House is a former member and leader for Weight Watchers and founder of Equipped Ministries, a faithbased health and wellness program with a focus on weight loss. She can be reached at 859-802-8965 or visit her blog at

CH@TROOM Last week’s question:

What was your best summer job? Your worst? Why?’ “Worst - Putting in hay or cutting and housing tobacco. Hot, dirty and wasp nests were always present. Favorite - Retirement! I think the why is obvious.” G.G.

“My favorite summer job was at a little man-made lake with a sand beach called ‘Tara Beach.’ I worked the concession stand. It was my first job (16 years old) and paid less than minimum wage. I worked six days a week – long days with very short breaks in a hot little building making burgers, grilled cheese, popcorn and sticky cotton candy. And I wouldn’t trade it for anything! I learned a sense of pride for working hard and earning my own money and saved almost all of my two summer’s worth of earnings to pay my first year’s college tuition.” J.K.T. “My best summer job was at a camp called Camp Nuhop. It was

a camp for children with disabilities. It was located by Mohican State Park. I learned all kinds of skills pertaining to group control and positive discipline. “I went on to a career as a special educator going on 32 years now. The camp is still operating and I refer many students there.” K.S. “My best summer job was when I was between my junior and senior years in high school. I worked, along with my nephew, at the Easterly Sewage Plant in Cleveland, spreading gravel. It was also my worst summer job, since it’s the only summer job I ever held.” Bill B. “For the summer between high school graduation and college I landed a job as a temporary postal carrier. Besides it being a decent paying job, I got to be outdoors and meet lots of people all over Greater Cincinnati. It was also a transition for me since, for the first time in my life, adults treated me as an adult.” R.V.

“My best summer job was the summer I was 16. A family I babysat for had a little boy who was 2. About 2 weeks before summer break his mom gave birth to twin girls. My summer job was going to their house Monday–Friday during the day to help with the kids. “Some days I was there with Michele and the kids, some days I would have one kid, two kids, or all 3 kids. I learned how to determine who was crying, why they were crying, and could tend to all three at the same time if need be. “This remained my summer job for the next couple of summers. I loved the job and those kids. It was so rewarding. And 16 years when my husband and I had twin boys I could not thank them enough for all great experience to hit the ground running.” T.S. “Worst summer job was working at Mr. Gatti’s Pizza on Beechmont (about 25 years ago). I worked mostly until closing, and after work I would drive to Dunkin’ Donuts and get two donuts for my ride home.

Next question How much of a difference will Terrell Owens make for the Bengals, both on the field and off the field? Send your answer to “” with Chatroom in the subject line. “What I didn’t gain in work experience, I gained in weight!” L.D.B. “My best summer job was working the tennis courts for the Cincinnati Recreation Commission at Withrow High School in the days when they had clay courts. It was hard work, but I met a lot of nice people, including a coworker that I still keep in touch with today. I kept the courts in shape, daily treating them and restriping them to await the barrage of players that would come out even in the 90-plus degree heat. “My worst summer job would have to be when I was in high school and it was my job to pass

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out coupons for free RC and DietRite cola after the riots of 1968. It was hot, sticky work walking door to door making blind calls. Obviously people were skeptical, but gladly accepted free pop. If only life’s problems could be solved so ‘easily’ with free soft drinks.” R.L.H. “My favorite was working in a small grocery store in a little country town. It was enjoyable because I knew most of the customers and there were always interesting conversations about family, friends, etc.” B.N. “My one and only summer job was working at Kings Island its first and second season! Oh what fun. I enjoyed meeting all the guests that came to the park, plus other teen employees from different areas of Cincinnati – Anderson Township, Indian Hill, Wyoming, etc. Oh my gosh, not to mention that we got free admission to the park when we weren’t working.” C.A.S.



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From left to right (bottom row first) is Mary Kay Gibson of Florence, Diane Molique of Edgewood, Mary Jo Rechtin of Union, Lorna Rechtin of Edgewood, Barb Droege of Villa Hills, Jackie Elfers of Edgewood, Bobbie Moore of Union and Sue Teasley of Walton.

Boone, Kenton women have been friends for decades By Paul McKibben

Eight women, four who live in Boone County and four who reside in Kenton County, have been friends for 40 years. Union resident Mary Jo Rechtin said their husbands attended high school together and that’s how the women got to know each other. Rechtin said the women play cards together, go to dinner and talk about their families. She said they share their troubles and good times. Rechtin said the women usually meet about once a

month at someone’s house. She said they have a lot of common interests and raised their families at the same time. All of the women have children. And there will be quite a picnic on Aug. 8 at Presidents Park in Edgewood. That’s when the friends are gathering with their husbands, children and grandchildren. Members of the group are Mary Kay Gibson of Florence, Diane Molique of Edgewood, Lorna Rechtin of Edgewood, Barb Droege of Villa Hills, Jackie Elfers of Edgewood, Bobbie Moore of Union and Sue Teasley of Walton.


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Kentucky Stallions assistant coach Jim Butler puts some lineman through a drill during practice. In their second year, the Stallions have started to see their popularity increase in the community and appear to be headed for the playoffs for a second consecutive season.

Stallions galloping strong in second season

By Jason Brubaker

Fans who are new to Kentucky Stallions’ football often come away with same impression. “Wow - these guys are pretty good.” The Stallions, a semi-pro team comprised of 57 players from all over Northern Kentucky, are in their second year of existence, and have already established themselves as a force to be reckoned with. After a successful first season that ended with a trip to the Heartland Football League playoffs, they are once again challenging for a playoff spot this year, having knocked off the defending champion Mid-Ohio Jets earlier this season. But perhaps even more importantly, they are slowly but steadily growing in popularity, as more and more fans are turning out to check out the team’s home games at Dixie Heights High School. Official numbers are hard to come by, but the stands at Stallions games are gradually starting to fill up a little more with each passing game, something that isn’t lost on the players. “I think the fan support this year has grown, just because more people know about us now and the word is getting out,” said Kyle Hogan, a team captain who has played both seasons. “We definitely feel like we’re building something good here, and it’s great to see more fans coming out now.” And while the team’s success may be part of the reason for their growing popularity, Coach Mike Metzger also said the club has gone to great lengths

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The Stallions play their home games at Dixie Heights High School at 7 p.m. Their next regular season game will be Aug. 7 against the Trenton Trojans. The first playoff game is scheduled for Aug. 14, although the location is yet to be determined. Tickets are $5 for general admission or $7 for reserved seating. Children under the age of 18 are admitted free. For more information about the Stallions, visit to make the games family-friendly. Kids under the age of 18 are admitted free, and periodically throughout the games, there are items tossed into the crowd, such as plastic footballs. There is also a full concession stand open during the games, and with cheap ticket prices for adults, Metzger said it’s a very affordable Saturday-night option for a family. “It’s hard to advertise a lot because our budget is so tight, but we definitely feel like our profile is growing with families, and that’s what we want to see,” he said. “We want this to be a a fun event that everyone in the family can enjoy, and that’s why we work so hard to make sure we can put on the best show possible.” Part of the challenge of attracting new fans is the stigma that sometimes accompanies the term “semi-pro,” admitted Metzger. Because people may not be familiar with the league, they may make the assumption that the games feature players with average skill sets who would be better suited for backyard games of touch football.


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Cornerback Jason Grubb goes up for an interception during a game. Grubb is among the core of the team who has played for the Stallions both years.

Big mistake. “We have a ton of talent out here, not just on our team but throughout the whole league,” he said. “A lot of guys have played college football and have played Arena League football, and some of them even have shots at moving up to the next level still. The level of play for these games is probably much higher than some people can imagine.” Hogan, who played at Union College and also played some arena football, agreed. “I think now that we’re more established, we’re getting more talented guys who want to be here, and it’s raised everybody’s level of play,” he said. “I think we’re all a lot more confident now, and we’re just going to keep getting better.” Although players and coaches aren’t paid, Metzger said the Stallions have to stick to a tight budget, counting on gate receipts to help them cover their costs. He said that with attendance slowly climbing, they are on pace to meet their five-year goal for the program, and hope to one day have enough of a budget surplus to begin getting more involved with local charities. “No matter what we might make as a program in the future, it won’t be going into anyone’s pocket,” he said. “There’s so many ways that we can reach out to the community through this, and that’s one of our ultimate goals. Of course we want to win games, but we also want to positively impact the community, because that’s something that last forever.” And although they’re still a relatively new program, winning games has not been an issue for the Stallions. After posting a 6-4 record in their first year, the Stallions have flown out of the gate in year two with a 6-2 record through eight games, with their two losses coming by a combined eight points. Even though the HFL added 12 new teams this year, the Stallions are still headed toward another playoff berth, with the first playoff game scheduled for Aug. 14. A playoff game that Metzger, Hogan and the rest of the Stallions hope to see filled stands for. “These guys are out here for the love of the game, and it’s great to be able to watch the passion they play with,” said Metzger. “If anyone hasn’t been to a game, they need to get to one, because we know they’ll love it.” For more information about the Stallions, visit


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Some ‘R Happening!, 6-10 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. 859-393-8358. Covington. The Little Voyageurs, 1-6 p.m., The BLDG, 30 W. Pike St., New work by Matt Haber, including the unveiling of his first life-size sculpture. He presents a catalog of characters in scenarios, which explore moral and ethical dilemmas in a stage-like setting. 859-491-4228; Covington.


Glier’s Goettafest, 5-11 p.m., Festival Park Newport, Riverboat Row, Celebrating goetta with food, music, games and rides. Daily harbor cruises. Free. Presented by Glier’s Meats. 859-291-1800, ext. 225; Newport.


Zumba Class, 9-10 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. 859-291-2300. Covington.


Covington Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Mainstrasse Village, Main Street, Promenade behind the goose girl fountain under the trees. Presented by Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market. 859-292-2163; Covington. Simon Kenton High School Farmer’s Market, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Independence Courthouse, 5272 Madison Pike. Presented by Simon Kenton High School. 859-803-9483. Independence.


Glier’s Goettafest, Noon-11 p.m., Festival Park Newport, Free. 859-291-1800, ext. 225; Newport.


Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, 670 W. Third St., Free. Oregon Revisited: A look at some great Oregon producers. 859-291-2550; 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 carry-out. $7.95. 859431-1839; Covington.


Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Celebrate a century of regional history. Find out about one of the founders of the Boy Scouts who was a resident of Covington, how the trolley from Cincinnati helped establish Fort Mitchell and how one of the largest urban parks in Greater Cincinnati is in Northern Kentucky. $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Noah Wotherspoon Band, 10 p.m., Mansion Hill Tavern, 502 Washington Ave., 859-5810100. Newport.


The Hounds Below, 9:30 p.m. With the Prohibitionists and Kopecky Family Band. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., $10, $8 advance. 859-431-2201; Newport.


BigCar Jack, 9:30 p.m., Cosmo’s, 604 Main St., 859-261-1330. Covington.


World’s Longest Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Mainstrasse Village, Main Street, Bargain hunting for 675 miles from Hudson, Mich. to Gadsden, Ala. Mainstrasse spaces located along Sixth Street. Free. Presented by Mainstrasse Village Association. 859-491-0458; Covington. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 7


Kentucky Kuzzins, 8-10:30 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.

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World’s Longest Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Mainstrasse Village, Free. 859-491-0458; Covington. Flea Market, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, 75 Orphanage Road, Antiques, china, cut glass, dolls, new silk flowers and home decor, rugs, new items, furniture and more. Benefits Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home. 859-331-2040. Fort Mitchell. Flea for All, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Pride Park, 5614 Taylor Mill Road, Flea market, yard sale, craft and home show. Presented by Taylor Mill Recreation Department. 859-581-3234. Taylor Mill. S U N D A Y, A U G . 8


Wine Tasting, 2-6 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, Free. Cape Classics: A flight of five from South Africa. 859-2912550; Covington.


No Cost Mammograms, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Richwood Flea Market, 10915 Dixie Highway, Women ages 35 and up. Financial assistance available. Co-pays covered for those with insurance; complete cost covered for those without. Free. Presented by YWCA Breast and Cervical Health Network. 859655-7400. Richwood.


Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 315 W. Southern Ave., Climb aboard a caboose or a diesel switch engine. Collection of engines, cars and cabooses. $4, $2 ages 10 and under. 513-574-7672; Covington.


Karaoke, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Knuk-N-Futz, 5468 Taylor Mill Road, 859-261-9464. Taylor Mill.


Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.

Zumba Class, Noon-1 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 859-291-2300. Covington.


Northern Kentucky History, Art and Culture Lecture Series, 2 p.m., Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., Music and Musicians from the Encyclopedia. With John Schlipp, assistant professor at Northern Kentucky University. Light refreshments. $7 per lecture. 859-291-0542; Covington.


Independence Inklings Writer’s Group, 2-4 p.m., William E. Durr Branch Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Open to all writers, all skill levels and genres. Group interaction and guest speakers. Adults. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Kenton County Public Library. 859-962-4030. Independence.


Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 15 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Sunday Jazz in the Afternoon, 4:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859-2612365; Covington.


Suits That Rock, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Doors open 6:30 p.m. Professionals and executives play music. Clyde Gray, emcee. Food and cash bar. Dancing encouraged; best of 1985 fashion requested. Benefits Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center. $75. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Devou Park, 1344 Audubon Road, Amphitheater. Fun Fun Fun. 1960s pop without the protest songs. Think Beach Boys, Petula, Monkees, Supremes, Elvis and more. Bring seating, picnics welcome. Free, $5 suggested donation. Presented by Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. 859-431-6216; Covington.


Get goetta pizza, nachos or brownies at Glier’s Goettafest, held Aug. 6-8 at Newport on the Levee in Newport. Hours are 5-11 p.m. Friday; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. The festival offers more than 30 goetta dishes, including a brand new Graeter’s ice cream topping. The event also offers live music, games and rides. Free admission. Call 859-2911800, ext. 225; Kyle Lung flips goetta at last year’s fest. M O N D A Y, A U G . 9


Voice of Independence Toastmasters Club Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., William E. Durr Branch Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Open to area residents interested in improving speaking, listening and leadership skills in supportive environment. 859-6523348; Independence.


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. 859-261-6120. Covington. T U E S D A Y, A U G . 1 0


Line Dancing, 7-9 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.. 859-727-0904. Fort Wright.


Queen City Jobs Career Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Erlanger, 1379 Donaldson Road, Q102, B105, The Wolf & Rewind 94.9 FM broadcast on site with prize giveaways for job seekers & employers. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Queen City Jobs. 513699-5065. Erlanger.


Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night, 5 p.m., Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Includes Shimmers gift certificate prizes. Free. 859-4260490. Fort Wright.


World’s Longest Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Mainstrasse Village, Free. 859-491-0458; Covington. Flea Market, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, 859-331-2040. Fort Mitchell.

Karaoke, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, 859-426-0490. Fort Wright.


Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m., Tower Park, 950 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Variety of music includes the classics, Broadway, patriotic and vocal. Bring seating. Food and drinks welcome. Free, donations suggested. Presented by Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra. 513941-8956; Fort Thomas. Spoon, 8:30 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Doors open 7:30 p.m. Texas-based indie pop outfit. Standing only on main floor. $25, $22 advance. Presented by Mad Hatter. 859-491-2444. Covington.

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EXERCISE CLASSES Zumba Class, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 859-291-2300. Covington. MUSIC - BLUES

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. Burgers & Blues Dinner starts 6 p.m. 859-2611029; Latonia.


Wild Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Shelterhouse 2. Eagle Bend Alpacas. Hourlong programs. Rain or shine. Free, donations of nonperishable food and personal care items accepted. Presented by Kenton County Parks and Recreation. 859525-7529; Independence.


Devou Park Race Series, 7-9 p.m., Devou Park, 1344 Audubon Road, One mile loop in Devou Park. For entry level racers, women and high school aged juniors. Five cycling races each night, lasting 30-40 minutes each. Racers receive points for each race depending on their finishing positions. At conclusion of five week series, a winner will be announced based on accumulated points. Streets closed down during races, and to increase safety of racers and attendees, Busam Subaru provides pace car. $15. Registration required, available online. Presented by Reser Bicycle Outfitters. 513-560-6193; Covington.

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COMMUNITY DANCE SwinGallery, 8-11:30 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 911:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $5. 513-2909022; Covington. FARMERS MARKET

Dixie Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m. Erlanger Baptist Church, 116 Commonwealth Ave., Fresh produce, fruits, baked goods and flowers. 859-727-2525. Erlanger.


Great Inland Seafood Festival, 6-11 p.m., Festival Park Newport, Riverboat Row, Seafood dishes from regional restaurants, music and daily harbor cruises. 513-4773320; Newport.


Runner’s Injury Clinic, 5-6:30 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 dietitian. Free. Registration required. 859-301-6300; Edgewood.


Baker Hunt Garden Volunteers, 9 a.m.noon, Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., Activities include several new projects in addition to weeding, mulching, pruning, dividing and transplanting and harvesting. 859-431-0020; Covington. Baker Hunt Friends, Noon, Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., Help with fundraisers, mailings, scholarship committee, outreach and social gatherings. 859743-8183; Covington.


Summer Cornhole League, 8-10 p.m., Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Competitors play three games. Round robin structure, players draw a player and play three games. $5 per game. Registration required. 859-426-0490; Fort Wright. Cornhole Tournament, 7 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, $5. 859-356-1440. Independence.



Rascal Flatts will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at Riverbend Music Center. Guest performers are Kellie Pickler and Chris Young. Tickets are $99 four-pack lawn, $75 and $34.50. Call 800-745-3000 or visit

Florence Freedom Baseball, 7:05 p.m. vs. Kalamazoo Kings, Champion Window Field, 7950 Freedom Way, Two for Tuesday: Margaritas $2 and tacos will be two for one. Tuesdays for a Cause where different area charities will be supported. School Days: Notre Dame Academy. 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. Presented by Florence Freedom Professional Baseball. 859-594-4487; Florence.


The Greater Cincinnati Radio Control Club hosts its 50th Annual Flying Circus from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 7-8, at the Butler County Regional Airport, 2820 Bobmeyer Road, Hamilton. The radio control model air show will include such aircraft as a space shuttle, World War I and II planes engaged in battles, and Sponge Bob and Harry Potter taking to the air. For information, visit or call 513-608-8521.


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Here are ten rules for being human Father Lou is off this week. The Community Press is running a column that was orginally published Jan. 3, 2007.

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or dislike it, but it’s yours for life. Make friends with it, respect it, and listen to it. Your body always tells you many truths about yourself. 2. There are no mistakes, only lessons. You are made to grow, and growth is a process of trial and error, learning, and moving on. The pains of past failures are even more a teacher than the joys of gains and successes. Live and learn! 3. A lesson will be repeated until it is learned. Realize that

you cannot keep performing the same behavior and expect different results. Who, or whatever, hurts you and goes against your true growth, let go of and move on. Wise up! 4. The most important things in life are loving relationships. Your Creator’s initial advice was, “It is not good to be alone.” That was not advice against enjoying solitude but a warning about being unconnected and emotionally alone. Being in orbit around your own ego makes a mighty small world and a selfish person. Care about others! Learn to love! 5. Other people can serve as mirrors. The significant traits you like or despise about another per-

son frequently reflect something unconscious you like or despise about yourself - but which you find it hard to admit. Know thyself! 6. Whether it’s a place or a time of life, “there” is not always better than “here.” Too often the best seems to be happening “there.” But if you get “there” it then becomes a “here” and you will likely yearn for another “there” that seems better than “here.” Don’t always be living looking at a “there.” Always appreciate the “here,” the “now!” 7. Every human person has many aspects: body, soul, mind and heart. Leaving any part of yourself undeveloped produces a lop-sided and unfulfilled

person. To the extent that you develop all the parts of your humanness makes your life either a work of art or a blurred picture. Become more whole! 8. The most wonderful part of you lies deep within. It’s called “soul,” or “core,” or “true self.” It starts talking to you the loudest in the second half of your life. If you listen, it will impart wisdom, truths, and exquisite understanding you’ve never had before. If you don’t listen, you’ll miss the meaning of your life. Don’t be afraid to reflect! To listen! 9. You create your own climate. That’s because of the power of the thoughts you entertain, the attitudes you keep, the choices you make. Gripe and think nega-

tively and your life will always Father Lou be overcast and Guntzelman dark. Appreciate, and you’ll Perspectives start noticing the many good things you have. You get the emotional climate you develop. Why rain on yourself? 10. There are many “important” things in this life, and there are a few things that are really “essential.” Never, never exchange the essential for the important. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Be careful before purchasing appliance warranty I’m seeing more and more companies these days offering warranties that claim to cover all your home appliances. But, is it a good idea to sign up, or are you better off saving your money and just paying for repairs as needed? It’s not unusual to find a whole house appliance warranty offered by the seller when you looking to buy an existing house. Now some national firms, and even some local appliance repair shops, have begun offering this to all. Sherri Burton of Amelia received an ad from a national company for such a warranty for about $40 a

m o n t h and said it looked like a great deal. “ I f something w e n t r o n g Howard Ain w you were Hey Howard! to contact them and you got a claim number. I guess they subcontract. They would come out here. I would pay a $75 deductible,” said Burton. Soon after signing up she encountered a problem with her stove and called, but was very surprised at the response she received. “Bottom line, they didn’t

want to fix it. They just wanted to replace a knob and then, if something else went wrong, they’d have to come back here and fix it,” she said. Burton had to pay the $75 deductible but says she just went out and bought a new stove. Next, Burton’s furnace started making a lot of noise so she again called the warranty company. A repairman came out but, “He said as long as the furnace was running he can’t do anything. It has to not be running,” she said. The furnace then started overheating so she called again. “He turned the furnace

on and said, ‘As long as the furnace is running there’s nothing I can do.’ I said, ‘Would you like a Coke because after it kicks on the second or third time it’s going to overheat?’ Well, it did,” said Burton. Burton was then told the repairman couldn’t fix the furnace because he couldn’t get parts since it was too old. But now, in the warm summer weather, the air conditioner is also overheating so she can’t get her house cool. “I thought it was going to be a great company for $40 a month, $75 deductible,” said Burton. “It’s about saving me money, but appar-

ently it’s about making them money.” The company wouldn’t respond to my phone calls so I had Burton file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. The company has responded to complaints filed with the bureau. After Burton filed her complaint, the warranty company sent out another repairman to check the furnace. He found the problem was with the blower motor and it had to be replaced. Burton had to pay $500, but the new motor solved the problem. Now Burton is trying to get back that $500 from the warranty compa-

ny. The Better Business Bureau says it’s received about 700 complaints about this company from people who say the firm would not pay for needed repairs. In response, the company says consumers need to read the contract thoroughly and fully understand exactly what’s included and what’s excluded. Bottom line, you need to be very careful before agreeing to any of these warranties. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Rub shoulders with old-fashioned pork barbeque Our little flock of chickens has one less member today. And it’s my fault. L a s t Rita night, I Heikenfeld forgot to Rita’s kitchen lock the chickens in their pen. This morning, when I went out to feed them, I saw a trail of white feathers leading down to the river bank. Not a good sign – I immediately thought “raccoons.” And that’s how our only white feathered hen, “Whitey,” as the kids called her, met her untimely demise. So you can understand when I say I just don’t feel like sharing any recipes today for, you guessed it: chicken.

Easy pork shoulder for barbeque

There’s an old-fashioned type of meat that folks are starting to rediscover. It’s fresh pork shoulder (and when it’s smoked it’s sometimes called cottage ham or smoked pork butt). I use it to make goetta since it has a nice layer of fat which keeps the goetta moist. (See sidebar on Glier’s Goettafest.) I also use it to make barbeque. It’s so delicious that I’ll save some of the roasted pork to serve for supper before I make the barbecue,


pans halfway through. Let cool, then coarsely chop.

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Rita clips the blooms off fresh basil to keep the plant focused on its leaves.

Rita picking berries at her elderberry bush. and serve it with boiled noodles. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Score the fat on top of a boneless pork shoulder, about 5 to 7 pounds. Season with salt and pepper and place, fat side up, in a Dutch oven or roasting pan with about a cup of water. Roast until some of the fat has melted, about an hour. Remove pan and reduce temperature to 350 degrees. Tightly cover pan with foil or a lid. Cook about three to four hours more, or until meat is tender enough to shred with forks. When cool enough to


handle, remove fat if you want and shred meat into bite size pieces. This freezes well. To serve, stir in favorite barbecue sauce to taste, and heat until hot throughout.

Rita’s do-ahead marinated slaw

This is delicious with the barbecue, and a bit different than the norm.


Combine and set aside while making dressing: 6-8 cups shredded cabbage or cole slaw mix

2 carrots, sliced thin or shredded 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 cup onion, chopped


Bring to a boil, then simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or so, until slightly thickened: 1 cup sugar 1 cup cider vinegar 1 ⁄2 cup water 2 teaspoons mustard seed (optional but good) or 1 ⁄2 teaspoon celery seed (also optional) Pour dressing over cabbage mixture. Cover and refrigerate four hours or overnight. Stir before serving.

Tips from Rita’s garden

Harvesting basil: Be

sure and snip the flower heads that are forming on basil. Otherwise, energy will go into the flowers and seeds, and leaf production will suffer. The flowers of all culinary herbs are edible. (I do let one plant go to seed for next year’s crop). Roasted whole plum tomatoes: These make a delicious sauce for pasta. You can also freeze them up to six months. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Toss tomatoes with a bit of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Lay in single layer on rimmed baking sheets. If you have some fresh thyme, tuck several sprigs in between the tomatoes. Bake until they burst, about 45 to 60 minutes, rotating

Salsa verde at Rincon Mexicano restaurant in Eastgate. For Denise Martinez. “I have tried several different recipes and can’t seem to duplicate the one at Rincon.” Applespice Junction’s chicken tortilla soup. For Amy. “I cannot figure out how to duplicate this chain restaurant’s soup.” She said it has a little spice flavor, and thicker than other chicken tortilla soups. The Polo Grille’s corn and tomato salsa and Bravo!’s original focaccia bread and dipping oil. For Jane in Montgomery. She said the salsa looked pretty simple with roasted corn, tomatoes, garlic salt. “So good.” And about Bravo!’s focaccia, Jane said they changed their recipe and it’s not nearly as good as the original, which she thinks may have had mashed potatoes in it. Like Panera Bread’s black bean soup. For MaryAlice Staats, a Forest Hills Journal reader. “There are a couple in some of my cookbooks but none that compare with theirs. Any help would be appreciated.” 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.


Festival to celebrate ‘all things goetta’ The 10th annual Glier’s Goettafest will be held Aug. 6-8, at Newport’s Riverfront Levee, just down the steps from the Newport Aquarium. Goetta is a blend of pork, beef, spices, and nutritious steel cut oats. Glier’s, founded in 1946, is the largest producer of goetta in the world. Glier’s Goettafest began in 2001. Its story is very simple according to Mark Balasa, marketing director for Glier’s Goetta. “Greater Cincinnatians love their goetta and many make it a special family tradition,” he said. “Goettafest is a terrific way to bring everyone together to try new and familiar goetta dishes and be entertained. Goettafest is like a big family reunion,” said Balasa Over 100,000 Goetta lovers, and the soon to be anointed, gather from near and far at the 3-day festival. This year’s festival will feature more than 30 different Goetta dishes. Many of the best local festival food vendors and restaurants gather to cook a variety of goetta dishes. Expect to see

returning favorites such as the Goetta Reuben, and Goetta Balls. Papa John’s offers the famous Goetta Pizza and Goetta Calzones. Cincinnati favorites such as Busken Bakery (Goetta Goobers and Goetta Fudge Brownies) will also participate. Colonial Cottage returns with the famous Goetta Nachos. New to this year’s Goettafest are: • Competitive Goetta Coney Eating Contest: George Phelps, owner of the Chili Rocks will coordinate the daily contest. • Graeter’s Ice Cream Introduces a Goetta topping. • Goetta Unplugged: A second stage has been added spotlighting local musical talent. The setting will be under a tent with views of the Ohio River. Local musician Tom Bodner manages this. • Brand New Goetta Vending Machine: This classic icon of Goettafest will premier at Goettafest 10 as a brand new, state-of-theart vending machine. This is the only Goetta Vending Machine in the world! Dispenses specially priced one

Cloggers get in step at Drawbridge Hotel About 200 cloggers from several states will converge on the Drawbridge Hotel in Fort Mitchell for the 17th Annual Midwest Clogging Workshop Aug. 5-7. Workshops for all levels of cloggers will be part of the agenda, as will evening dances that are open to the public. Dances open to the public will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5. The public also is invited to dances on Friday, Aug. 6, and Saturday, Aug. 7, at the same time. Public admission is $5

Super Bowl celebrates Bowling Week Super Bowl of Erlanger will join more than 3,200 bowling centers in celebrating National Bowling Week. The 2010 National Bowling Week kicked off on J u l y 31. T o launch t h e weekl o n g celeb r a tion, Erlanger will host special events that include activities for all ages, quick and easy league sign-up, daily discounts on bowling and fun. Specials include: All U Can Bowl, High School Bowling Day, QuarterMania, All Day Buy One Get One, Family Package Specials, Dollar Day, and World Record Day. National Bowling Week is sponsored by the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA), Strike Ten Entertainment (STE), the International Bowling Pro Shop and others. For more information k, a free game coupon and bowling in general, visit

per day. For information, call 859-760-8497 or Four years ago, thenKentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher named clogging the official dance of the commonwealth. According to the Midwest Clogging Workshop organizer Fonda Hill, Kentucky’s annual Clogfest will take place Oct. 4 in Frankfort, attracting clogging enthusiasts from throughout the commonwealth.

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When Kayarash Karimian moved to Fort Mitchell from Iran several years back, he wanted to get involved in his new community and feel like he was making a difference. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati believes he’s done just that. Two years ago while at Dixie Heights High School, Kayarash approached the organization about becoming a Big Brother in the school-based program. He was matched with a child from the agency’s waiting list, a boy named Larry at Lindeman Elementary. The mentoring relationship had a rocky start. Kayarash couldn’t get Larry to talk or open up at all, and didn’t know how to play American games like Yahtzee and Jenga, which Larry loved. As his Little Brother took the lead and taught him the games, Kayarash watched Larry’s confidence grow. Now Kayarash is busy helping Larry find answers to all his questions, from ones about the solar systems to the ones he has for homework. He also helped his Little

pound rolls of Goetta. • Local beers: Goettafest is all about celebrating the region’s local specialties so adding Hudy Delight and other local beers just makes sense. • All new www.goetta The new site features all aspects of Glier’s Goettafest including menu, activities, and entertainment. Continuous live music from the main stage is a tradition at Goettafest. Along with the music, festival guests can enjoy the many Goettafest games and children’s rides. Look for the return of the popular Goetta Toss and the Goetta Slide games. Proceeds from the games will go to the local Covington charity, Welcome House. For more information please contact Mark Balasa at 859-291-1800, ext. 225, 513-910-8232c, or at Also be sure to check out for menu and entertainment listings. In addition, visit Tom Bodner can be reached at




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August 5, 2010

Business joins safety effort


Victor Munson, president of Erlanger Window Cleaning Co., joined members of the International Window Cleaning Association in Washington, D.C., for the signing of their alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to promote safety in the window cleaning industry.

Local business owner Victor Munson traveled to Washington, D.C., this past month to be part of an industry announcement. The International Window Cleaning Association (IWCA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced their alliance to promote safe and healthful working conditions for professionals who work within the window cleaning industry. “We pursued the alliance

with OSHA to promote the importance of ongoing safety education in our industry,” said Victor Munson, IWCA President and owner of Erlanger Window Cleaning on O’Hara Road. “With representatives of both organizations working together, we should be able to achieve our goal of increasing safe and healthful working conditions.” The new alliance will concentrate on educating members by providing them with information and guid-

ance to help them protect their employees. It is IWCA’s intention to focus on improving fall protection education, reducing other job site hazards and addressing challenges of small business owners and low literacy and limited English of employees in the window cleaning industry. In addition to member education, IWCA and OSHA will work together to promote workplace safety and health on a national level. “We want our members,

and everyone in our industry, to know we take workplace safety very seriously,” said Debra Nemec, IWCA executive director. “Together, SWRI and OSHA will be able to utilize their combined resources to maximize job site safety and awareness.” Both groups formalized their alliance at a June 10 meeting at OSHA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. For more information about the alliance, contact Munson at 859-371-4210.


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The driving course designer for the upcoming Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Richard Nicoll, was recently on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park for several days to work with the course builder, meet with various decorators, and generally check on the progress of the marathon obstacles. According to Nicoll, construction is now about 95 percent complete on the marathon obstacles. Once everything is finished, all that will remain is the decorating. Some of this will need to be completed at the last minute because two obstacles contain portable elements that will be moved into place after the eventing cross-country phase (on the first Saturday during the WEG). After his meeting with the decorators, Nicoll was pleased to note how enthusiastic and, with the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event having been at the Kentucky Horse Park for so many years, how experienced they are. He expects that spectators familiar with driving, and those new to the sport, will be wowed by the beauty of the course. The drivers themselves may not appreciate the beauty of the obstacles to the same degree that the spectators will, but they will


A portion of one of the two marathon water obstacles, as seen from above, at the grounds for the World Equestrian Games. have their own beautiful views earlier in the day. While he was here, Nicoll inspected the course he had laid out for Sections A and D of the marathon. The track does not just go “round and round a field,” as he said, but follows roads, pathways, and pastures through several working farms adjoining the Kentucky Horse Park. So the drivers will get a unique view of some truly beautiful Kentucky countryside and farmland. Nicoll says that he’s “very encouraged and excited about all the progress that’s been made at the Horse Park.” And he encourages everyone to

come out on Saturday, Oct. 9, to watch the driving marathon, if for no other reason than this is probably the only time in our lifetimes that we’ll be able to see so many FEI-level fourin-hand drivers in one North American location. Nicoll recalled how, after the 1993 World Pairs Championship in New Jersey, a number of people said they had heard how wonderful the championship was and how much they regretted having missed it. “This time around, don’t be someone who regrets not having come to see the driving championship. This is going to be too good to miss!”

Legacy honors young leaders Legacy, a Tristate young professionals organization, presented its first annual 2010 “Next Generation Leader Awards” on July 29. With more than 170 nominations, 34 individual judges narrowed the nominations down to 57 finalists across 13 professions based on criteria including: answers to a variety of questions; level of professional achievement; demonstration of leadership and community impact. The awards were presented to 14 young professionals representing 13 different professions during an awards ceremony at the Drawbridge Inn Hotel in Fort Mitchell. “Young professionals are the future leaders of our community and now more than ever we need to be recognizing and supporting them,” said Diane Bielo of Sanitation Distrit 1, co-chair of Legacy’s leadership and professional development committee. The Winners of Legacy’s 2010 Next Generation Leader Awards are:

Architecture, Engineering and Construction – Daniel Oerther, director, Center for Sustaining the Urban Environment & Professor, Environmental Biotechnology for the University of Cincinnati. Arts, Entertainment and Music Business – Paul Miller, president and motivational clown of Circus Mojo. Community Service and Non-Profit – Dacia Snider, publisher for Soapbox Cincinnati. Education – Jerome Gels, biology teacher at Lloyd Memorial High School. Financial Services (tie) – Brian Berning, managing director for SS&G Financial Services, and Jason Jackman, director of institutional management and fixed income for Johnson Investment Counsel Inc. Government and Public Affairs – Lisa Cooper, development and public administration coordinator for Northern Kentucky Area Development District. Hospitality and Tourism Alexander Blust, general

manager for Winegardner and Hammons. Human Resources – Daniel Best, regional senior human resources manager for Wal-Mart. Legal Services – Stacy Christman Blomeke, partner/member at Frost Brown Todd LLC. Medical and Health Care Services – Sarah Oerther, registered nurse at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing – Michelle Class, marketing director for Barnes Dennig. Real Estate Services – Travis Price, transaction manager for CB Richard Ellis. Technology – Chris Sturm, president of Capital Software Inc. “We were pleased with the quality and quantity of applications for the awards in its first year,” said Emily Gresham Wherle of the Northern Kentucky Health Department, co-chair of Legacy’s leadership and professional development committee.


August 5, 2010

Diocese planning pilgrimage to Madrid and experience the universality of the Catholic Church with Pope Benedict XVI and hundreds of thousands of fellow young Catholics. The pilgrimage will take place Aug. 10-22, 2011, and will include several days in Barcelona as well as the World Youth Day festivities in Madrid Aug. 16-21.

The $2,999 per person cost includes airfare, accommodations and meals. Only about 40 spots are left open. Initial registration and down payment are due Aug. 15. Contact the Diocese of Covington Department of Catechesis and Formation at 859-392-1533 or e-mail Youth and adults from the Diocese of Covington have attended previous World Youth Days in Denver, Paris, Rome, Toronto, Cologne and Sydney. Pope John Paul II started World Youth Day in 1985; they have been scheduled every two to three years.

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Social Media Designer

The Frank Duveneck Arts and Cultural Center, Covington. Call 859-4913942. Our youth media team is looking for volunteers to help with video production, in all areas, to assist with Saturday classes from 2 - 4 p.m.

Welcome House, Covington. Call 859-431-8717. We are looking for a volunteer that can help us make our Facebook page unique. This includes using FBML to create custom tabs on our Fan Page.

The Frank Duveneck Arts and Cultural Center, Covington. Call 859-4913942. Weeding and trimming curbside, caring for small courtyard, picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms and wood floors. Must be willing to undergo a background check.

Redwood Center, Fort Mitchell. Call 859-331-0880 . Volunteers will identify and report employment opportunities, matching pre-determined criteria, to submit to our Employment Specialist. This service provides valuable information to support qualified job seeking individuals with disabilities. Volunteers can perform this service in our computer lab, or from their home, a minimum of two hours a week.


Direct Mail Design Help

Welcome House, Covington. Call 859-431-8717. Volunteer is needed to help design holiday direct mail. The planning and designing takes place between Sept. and Nov. with a detailed statement of work decided on between the volunteer and Development Coordinator.

Leisure/Recreational Services

Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Cincinnati. Call 513-728-6261. As a Recreation Assistant, you serve as a sighted guide for a consumer with a visual impairment on outings and activities help in other ways that enable the consumer to more fully participate in the activity/community. One-to-One: As a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friendly Visitorâ&#x20AC;?, you build a one-to-one relationship with a consumer who is visually impaired. Personal Reading: As a Personal Reader, you assist the consumer who is visually impaired with printed materials such as reading mail, writing letters and or labeling household items. Proofreading: As a Copyholder working in the Transcription Department, you literally help thousands of people by assisting in the production of Braille materials by reading printed materials with an employee who is visually impaired. The employee works as a proofreader who is reading the Braille copy. Log errors that are identified. NO knowledge of Braille is necessary. Personal Assistance: As a Personal Assistant, help the consumer who is visually impaired with shopping for groceries, clothes and other household items. Transportation: Drive consumers with visual impairments on a variety of trips. Youth Services: As a Youth Development Assistant, serve as a sighted guide for a young consumer with a visual impairment on outings and activities so as to enable the consumer to more fully participate in the activity. Administrative/Clerical Assistance: Activities include but are not limited to filing, data entry, office organization, phone surveys, labeling, copying, collating and preparing mailings. Typically involves a regularly scheduled time weekly or biweekly.

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Youth Mentor

The National Committee on Youth, Covington. Call 859-292-0444. Mentor will work with youth in Northern Kentucky to help raising awareness about attending college.

Buddy Walk

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati. Call 513-761-5400. Help us host the largest Buddy Walk in the world. We need volunteers for set up, clean up, games, route helpers, kids area and serving food to families.


Be Concerned, Inc, Covington. Call 859-291-1340. Answer phones weekdays 1-4 p.m. Help customers reschedule appointments, answer questions about food program and donations.

Donation Driver

Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859-491-8303. Pick up USDA Commodity program food items from warehouse site in Northern Kentucky. Deliver items to Brighton Center's Family Center and our three senior living facilities.

Thrift Shop Volunteer

St. Elizabeth Healthcare - Second Time Around Thrift Shop, Covington. Call 859-301-2140. Volunteers staff the Second Time Around Shop. Duties include picking up donated clothing, sorting, pricing, and stocking the merchandise on shelves and racks. Volunteers will 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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Sisters of Notre Dame, Covington. Call 859-291-2040. Help with pricing items, set up and clean up, and help selling items.

Data Development Entry

American Red Cross, Cincinnati Region, Cincinnati. Call 513-5793000. 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 including entering gifts in to the Raiserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Edge database, running reports for other Development and Executive staff, merge acknowledgement letters, coordinate with the administrative assistant and other volunteers to process and mail letters; Other duties as needed.

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


Frankies Furry Friends Rescue Inc., Alexandria. Call 859-635-9114. Volunteer needed to for planning fundraisers throughout the year.

Youth Transportation

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 and September 4.

Gift Shop Cashier

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.

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.

Fosters homes for small breed dogs

Frankies Furry Friends Rescue Inc., Alexandria. Call 859-635-9114. Foster homes are needed for 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.

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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.

Men's program mentor

Care Net Pregnancy Services of Northern KY, Covington. Call 859431-9178. Mentoring male clients by walking them through a predesigned educational curriculum to prepare men to be great dads. Mentors are needed at Williamstown, Highland Heights, Florence and Covington.

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Public Representative/Site Check Volunteer 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. There is no schedule or hourly requirements, but all site checks must be completed within 6 months.

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

Cardinal Hill of Northern Kentucky, Kentucky Easter Seal Society and Scheben Group present the 12th annual Hickory Seals Golf Shootout. The event is Thursday, Aug. 12, at Hickory Sticks Golf Club in California, Ky. Proceeds will benefit services provided by Cardinal Hill and Easter Seals. Registration and breakfast are between 9 and 10 a.m. Shotgun start is at 10:05 a.m. Lunch will be provided by Chick-fil-A . There will be a Graeterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ice Cream reception with awards and raffle following the golfing. To reserve a foursome, call 525-1128, ext. 238.


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Charles M. Knox, 9 Ridgeway Ave., possession of marijuana at 608 W. 11th St., July 22. Charlsteven C. Jones, 29 W. Daniels St., theft of services at W. 12th St., July 20. Steven C. Bridge, 29 E. 43rd St., fourth degree assault at 29 E. 43rd St., July 19. Kris A. Bridge, 29 E. 43rd St., fourth degree assault at 29 E. 43rd St., July 19. Natasha Y. Snell, 2231 Hanser Dr., no. 4, fourth degree assault at 2231 Hanser Dr., July 19. Frances T. Rogers, 182 S. Washington Ave., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 1300 Scott St., July 21. Tracy L. Evans, 5609 Tompkins Ave., operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, possession of marijuana, failure to illuminate head lamps at 1300 Holman Ave., July 20. Joseph J. Wright, 537 Patterson St., trafficking controlled substance within 1000 yards of a school, menacing, resisting arrest, third degree assault, first degree fleeing or evading police, tampering with physical evidence, giving officer false name or address, first degree possession of a controlled substance, first degree promoting contraband at 1200 Greenup St., July 20. Stephanie L. Durham, 1413 Russell St., no. 3, loitering for prostitution

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POLICE REPORTS tact-no injury at 176 E. 43rd St., July 24. James C. Eckler, 309 Linden St., theft of identity, first degree possession of a controlled substance, serving bench warrant for court at 10 W. 7th St., July 24. Eric D. Henderson, No Address Given, first degree criminal trespassing, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 910 Greenup St., July 23. Robert A. Davis, 1504 St. Clair St., no. 2, possession of marijuana at 1600 Madison Ave., July 23. Brooke N. Goerman, 3277 Summitrun Dr., operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, possession of marijuana, careless driving at 5700 Taylor Mill Rd., July 22. Ronaid A. Hensley, 910 Columbia St., disregarding traffic control devicetraffic light, second degree fleeing or evading police at 4th and Scott St., July 20. Denorris F. Bush II, 1304 Russell St., fourth degree assault at 1304 Russell St., July 25.



A man was assaulted at 620 Bakewell St., July 21. A woman was thrown to the ground at 171 E. 42nd St., July 20. A man was struck and thrown to the ground at 1217 Banklick St., July 20. A woman was assaulted at 9187 Blue Ridge Dr., July 19. A woman reported being assaulted at 3806 Lipscomb Rd., July 19. A woman was hit with a stick and bottle at 2418 Phelps Ln., July 21. A woman was assaulted at 35 W. 5th St., July 21. A woman was assaulted at 223 Bush St., July 20. A woman was assaulted at 1714 Greenup St., July 25. A woman was assaulted at 14 E. 32nd St., July 25.

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A woman was choked and her vehicle's windshield was damaged at 2500 Alden Rd., July 21.


Two TVs, a game system, and a DVD player were stolen at 45 E. 40th St., July 20. A purse and overnight bag was stolen at 725 Edgecliff Rd., Apt. A19, July 19. Several items were stolen from a vehicle at 713 Lewis St., no. 1, July 21. A curling iron, hair dryer, and hat were stolen at 1520 Maryland Ave., July 20. A radio and two tool combo kits were stolen at 509 Craig St., July 22. Several feet of copper pipe was stolen at 832 Philadelphia St., July 22. A game system, games, laptop computer, and a MP3 player were stolen at 305 E. 13th St., July 22. A TV, speakers, and frozen foods were stolen at 504 Muse Dr., July 22. Lottery tickets, $203 in cahs, a game system, and games were stolen at 1704 Garrard St., July 25.

Criminal mischief

An office was vandalized at 801 Dalton Ave., July 20. The tires of a vehicle were punctured at 1722 S. Garrard St., July 19. A vehicle was scratched at 138 Daniels St., July 19. The rear window of a vehicle was damaged at 324 Bond St., July 21. Two windows of a vehicle were broken out at 126 Martin St., July 22. The rear window of a vehicle was damaged at 3809 Wolf Rd., July 21. The driver's side window of a vehicle was broken at Edgecliff Rd., July 25. The windshield of a vehicle was broken at 600 block of W. 8th St., July 25. A rock was thrown through a windshield at 207 E. Southern Ave., July 25. A screen door was damaged at 2214 Scott St., July 23. A vehicle was dented at 1418 Russell St., July 23. The tires of a vehicle were slashed at 12 E. 42nd St., July 23.

Criminal possession of a forged instrument, serving warrant

Someone passed a counterfeit $50 bill at 401 Crescent Ave., July 21.

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Someone used another's credit card without permission at E. 20th St. and Madison Ave., July 22.


A man was threatened at 1344 Audobon Rd, July 23.


A woman was put in fear of another person at 50 E. 11th St., July 25.


$200 in cash and a cell phone was stolen at 1331 Kendall St., July 20. $200 was stolen at 4521 Huntington Ave., July 22. A man was punched and kicked at 1200 Holman Ave., July 24. A man was hit in the head with a handgun at 0-100 block fo W. 9th St., July 23. $460 was taken from a man at gunpoint at 400 block of Muse Dr., July 21.

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St., July 22. A camera, memory cards, and a check card were stolen at 630 Main St., July 25. A vehicle was stolen at 1731 Madison Ave., July 25. Keys were stolen at 102 Promontory Dr., July 25. $240 was taken from a purse at 379 Altamont Rd., July 24. A wallet was stolen from a vehicle at 2714 Madison Pike, July 23. $400 was stolen at 613 W. 4th St., July 23. A book of checks were stolen at 3803 E. 38th St., July 23. A GPS system was stolen from a vehicle at 503 E. Southern Ave., July 23. Two screw type bottle jacks were stolen at 1038 Banklick St., July 23. $30 was stolen at 1308 Scott St., July 22. A cell phone was stolen at 2409 Todd St., July 22.

Reported at 34 General Stuart Court, July 29.



Shaquanna Metcalf, 26, 136 Grace Court, careless driving, first degree driving under the influence, July 24. Dylan R Magee, 23, 148 Grace Court, fourth degree assault, July 25. Scott A Middendorf, 47, 2517 Bluebird, driving on suspended license, no insurance, July 29. Mark S Kaimbach, 44, 2468 Cherry Street, boone county warrant, July 29. Gregory Hill, 44, 43 Sunnymeade, first degree possession of controlled substance, July 29. Melanie L Robbins, 35, 43 Sunnymeade, first degree possession of controlled substance, July 29.

Incidents/reports Fourth degree assault

Theft by deception, criminal possession of a forged instrument

Theft by unlawful taking

Someone passed a forged check on a closed account at 917 Madison Ave., July 19.

Theft of a controlled substance

Prescription medication was stolen at 314 Hawthorne St., no. 1, July 20. Prescription medication was stolen at 1707 Woodburn St., July 23.

Theft, criminal mischief

An MP3 player was stolen at 666 W. 5th St., July 25.

Theft, criminal mischief

A night deposit was stolen and a window broken at 102 W. Southern Ave., July 23.

Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle

A vehicle was stolen at 1306 Russell St., July 25. A vehicle was stolen at 341 E. 13th St., July 24. A vehicle was stolen at 4572 Ashley Jo Dr., July 23. A vehicle was stolen at 127 E. 8th St., July 23.


Incidents/reports Alcohol intoxication, second degree disorderly conduct, second degree criminal mischief

$501 worth of vehicle damage reported at 719 Bromley Crescent Springs Road, July 22.

Criminal possession of forged instrument

Reported at 3141 Dixie Highway, July 27.

First degree burglary

$130 firearm, $150 worth of radios/TV/sVCRs, $40 worth of drugs/narcotics, $300 worth of jewelry, $275 reported stolen at 3456 Ridgewood Drive, July 28.

First degree fleeing/evading

Reported at Hazelwood Drive, July 25.

Fourth degree assault

Terroristic threatening


$200 worth of audio/visual recordings reported stolen at 323 Forest Avenue, July 23. $1,500 worth of computer hardware, $1,000 worth of jewelry reported stolen at 25 Center Street, July 27. $1,600 worth of jewelry reported stolen at 409 Clay Street, July 28. $10,000 worth of jewelry reported stolen at 3512 Susan Lewis Drive, July 29.

$100 in cash and medication was stolen from a vehicle at 14 Inez St., July 21. A box of tatoo equipment was stolen at 131 E. 10th St., July 20. A bicycle was stolen at 4415 Decoursey Ave., July 19. A purse was stolen at 1601 Madison Ave., July 19. Two brands of sunglasses were stolen at 139 E. 42nd St., July 19. A cell phone was stolen at 230 Madison Ave., July 19. A cell phone was stolen at 316 Philadelphia St., July 21. An ornamental windmill was stolen from a yard at 3818 Winston Ave., July 21. Five air conditioning units were stolen at 400 Farrell St., July 21. A DVD/CD player, two sub-woofers, and a CD player were stolen from a vehicle at 2416 Warren St., July 21. A vehicle was stolen at 1704 Madison Ave., July 21. A vehicle was stolen at 2791 Madison Pike, July 22. A ceramic globe was stolen from a yard at 4353 Vermont Ave., July 22. A wallet and locket were stolen at 1804 Scott St., July 22. A bicycle was stolen at 516 W. 8th

Springs Road, July 23.

Third degree terroristic threatening

Theft by deception

Someone walked out on a $56.40 bar tab at 701 Bakewell St., July 22.

Reported at 403 Forest Avenue, July 26. Reported at 599 Donaldson Road, July 29.

A man threatened another man at 213 E. 26th St., July 19. A man threatened another man at 502 W. 6th St., July 21. A woman received calls and text messages threatening her life at 1311 Parkway Ave., July 21. A man received threatening voicemails at 14 W. 31st St., July 25. A woman was threatened with bodily harm at 524 Highland Pike, July 23.



Second degree burglary


Reported at 3158 Dixie Highway, July 29. Reported at 117 Locust Street, July 29.

Theft by unlawful taking

$150 worth of tools reported stolen at 535 Buttermilk Pike, July 23. $300 reported stolen at 3369 Northway Drive, July 22. $7 reported stolen at 3137 Dixie Highway, July 23. $1,614 worth of tools reported stolen at 106 Greenwood Court, July 22. $500 worth of vehicle parts/accessories reported stolen at 652 Donaldson Highway, July 26. $24 worth fo merchandise reported stolen at 560 Clock Tower Way, July 27. Reported at 3902 Lori Drive, July 28. $850 worth of heavy construction equipment reported stolen at 450 Commonwealth Avenue, July 27. $10 reported stolen at 3000 Riggs Avenue, July 28.

Theft of controlled substance

Reported at 433 Locust Street, July 27. $20 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at 3501 Kimberly Drive, July 29.

Third degree criminal mischief

$300 worth of vehicle damage reported at 719 Bromley Crescent

Reported at 148 Grace Court, July 25.

$250 bicycle reported stolen at 34 Fort Mitchell Avenue, July 23.

Unauhorized use of motor vehicle

$2,000 vehicle reported stolen at 2242 Venus Way, July 23.



Lea Ann Vickers, 31, 5051 Sandman no. 88, careless driving, DUI alcohol, expired registration plates, no insurance at Taylor Mill Road and Grand, July 1. Derick Wagner, 24, 715 Sharon Drive Apt. 31, disorderly conduct, endangering the welfare of a minor, resisting arrest at 715 Sharon Drive Apt. 31, July 1. Michael R. Lippert, 54, 3363 Summit Run Drive, failure to use signal, DUI-alcohol at McDonalds, July 4. Alan E. Agviar, 23, 460 Purcell Avenue, improper turning, DUIalcohol at Ramp to 275 from KY 16 South, July 7. Sherman L. Dixon Jr., 34, 199 Eagle Creek Drive, DUI-alcohol at I-275 E at 77.4, July 8. James R. Morris, 19, 3449 Misty Creek, criminal possession of a forged instrument, possession of marijuana at 4802 Taylor Mill Road, July 9. Peter M. Hoersten, 35, 724 Lakefield, careless driving, DUI-alcohol at 5614 Taylor Mill Road, July 11. Joshua A. Huth, 32, 1328 Eagle View Drive, expired tags, suspended/revoked operators license, failure to produce insurance card, possession of marijuana, served Kenton County warrant, served kenton county warrant, served kenton county warrant at Ramp to I 275 from Ky 16, July 12. Nichole R. Hensley, 31, 110 Sunset Place, served Kenton County warrant at Ameristop, July 20. Kimberly Collins, 33, 69 Griess Lane, served Boone County warrants, served Campbell County warrant, served Kenton County warrant, giving officer a false name, receiving stolen property under $100 at I-275 E, July 21. Kimberly N. Lester, 27, 412 Kenton Avenue, served Kenton County warrant, false report incident at 4533 Huntington Avenue, July 22. Steven Earl Houze, 38, 110 E 41St, served Kenton County warrants at 715 Rosewood, July 28. Robert C. Linneman, 23, 3602 Wolf Road, assault domestic violence at 3602 Wolf Road, July 24. Jimmy W. Mounts, 34, 509 Lookaway Drive, failure to appear, fleeing or evading police at 4300 Decoursey Avenue, July 29. Antonio F. Estrada, 27, 6664 Fountains Blvd Apt. 307, no operators moped license, failure of non owner operator to maintain required insurance at 5100 Taylor Mill Road, July 29. Jeremiah Clark, 23, 5219 Eureka, served Campbell County warrants, served Boone County warrant at 4802 Taylor Mill Road, June 3. Alycia Collins, 20, 1018 Washington, served Kenton County warrant, served Campbell County warrant at Ameristop, June 3. Mark J. Forte, 20, 3389 Robert E. Lee Drive, trespassing at 608 Grand, June 19. Ronald Jay Baker, 60, 23 Spiral Drive, trespassing at 608 Grand, June 19. William G. Whaley, 43, 716 Sunset, possession of marijuana, failure to wear seat belts, possession of drug paraphernalia at Taylor Mill Road, June 3. Walter L. Casterline, 54, 810 Rockdale Court, assault domestic violence at 810 Rockdale Court, June 13.

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Judy Ann Akers

Judy Ann Akers, 65, Independence, a homemaker, died July 23, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Survivors include her husband, Paul Akers of Independence; daughters, Barb Akers of Newport and Amy Akers of Independence; sons, Darren Akers of Independence, Mike, Randy and Don Akers, all of Newport; sisters, Marilyn Daniels of Newport, Betty Rickels of Covington and Helen Ford of Covington; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Larry Ray Anderson

Larry Ray Anderson, 57, Covington, died July 28, 2010, at his home. He was a machinist and union steward for General Electric, a Vietnam War veteran, member of Verona Masonic Lodge No. 129 and attended First Church of Christ of Burlington. Survivors include his daughters, Missy Anderson of Boone County and Melanie Anderson of Kenton County; sister Cindy Aylor of Union; father, Ray Anderson of Union and five grandchildren. Entombment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Kenneth L. Angel

Kenneth L. Angel, 78, Florence, died July 25, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a mechanical design engineer for Cincinnati Electronics, a Korean War Army veteran and member of St. Paul Church Florence. His wife, Ramona Bishop Angel, died in 2008. Survivors include his sons, Kenneth Angel of Liberty Township, Ohio, Guy Angel of Union; daughters, Melissa Eilers of Edgewood, Dawn Leedom and Lynn Montgomery, both of Florence; brothers, Thomas Angel of Verona and James Angel, both of Florence; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: St. Paul School Tuition Fund, 7301 Dixie Hwy., Florence, KY 41042.

Robert Armbruster

Robert Armbruster, 89, Erlanger, died July 24, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He owned Armbruster Plumbing and was a Jehovah’s Witness. Survivors include his wife, Ester Emma Michaelis; sons, Kenneth Armbruster of Atlanta, Ga., Roger Armbruster of Orlando, Fla., and Dale Armbruster of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Sharon Perry of Alexandria; brother, Howard Armbruster of Cincinnati, Lowell Armbruster of Erlanger and Donald Armbruster; sister, Alma Heeman of Mt. Healthy; nine grandchildren and 15 greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Arlington Cemetery, Cincinnati.

Mary Belle Baker

Mary Belle Bamonte Baker, 85, Erlanger, died July 31, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a homemaker and member of St. Henry Church, Elsmere Her first husband, Walter Smith, died in 1970. Survivors include her husband, John “Bob” Baker; daughter, Janet Wadsworth of Florence; stepdaughter, Linda Seiter of Florence; stepson, Bob Baker of Erlanger; sister, Jean Motter of Vero Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

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Barbara Blesi

Barbara W. Blesi, 54, a homemaker, of Clifton Va., formerly of Covington, died July 24, 2010. at Georgetown University Hospital, Va. Survivors include her husband, Samuel D. Blesi; daughters, Maddi and Lucy Blesi; son, Sammy Blesi; mother, Lucille Wilson; sisters, Becky Tiefenbach and Beth Pisciotta; and brothers, James, Chuck and David Wilson. Burial was in Fairfax Memorial Park. Memorials: Barbara Blesi, c/o Clifton Presbyterian Church, 12748 Richards Lane, Clifton VA 20124.

Rylee Marie Bostwick

Rylee Marie Bostwick, 10 months, Independence, died July 24, 2010, at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill. Survivors include her parents, Marc and Robin Bostwick of Independence; brother, Colin Bostwick of Independence; grandparents, Kenneth Bostwick of Deer Park, Ohio, and William and Barbara Burden of Independence. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Memorials: American Liver Foundation, 921 E. 86th St., Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

James Bo Brewer

James Bo Brewer, 96, Latonia, died July 28, 2010, at Rosedale Manor Nursing Home, Covington. He worked as a pipe fitter for Ford Motor Co. in Sharonville, was a member of Holy Cross Church in Latonia, Holy Name Society, past president of the St. Anthony Fun Club, member of St. Vincent DePaul Society and a World War II Navy veteran. His wife, Dolores Brockmeier Brewer, died in 1998. Survivors include his daughters, Susan Ashcraft of Villa Hills and Pam Keitz of Dry Ridge; sons, James Brewer of Cincinnati and Stephen Brewer of Edgewood; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Holy Cross Church, 3612 Church St., Latonia, KY 41015.

Linda Hicks Brown

Linda Hicks Brown, 60, Cold Spring, formerly of Covington, died July 29, 2010, at University Hospital, Corryville. She was a courier for Lab Corps for over 20 years. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include a son, Anthony “Tony” Bowman of Independence; a sister, Barbara Kotter of Cincinnati; and one grandson. Burial was at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Lucille Neal Butler

Lucille Neal Butler, 80, Villa Hills, died July 29, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a payroll administrator for AAA in Cincinnati, member of the Greenview Baptist Church, Florence where she had served as clerk and assistant to the pastor. Her husband, Milbourne Lee Roy Butler, died in 2009. Survivors include her daughters, Melba Baur of Florence and Valarie Kepler of Erlanger and five grandchildren. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Dry Ridge. Memorials: Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 222, Williamstown, KY 41097; or Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Charles ‘Bud’ Cheesman

Charles R. “Bud” Cheesman, 83, Covington, died July 29, 2010. He was in charge of maintenance at the Ryland Heights Country Club, a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, and served in the Army during World War II. Two sisters preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Cheesman, of Covington; five sons: Clifford Cheesman of Independence, Robert Cheesman of Augusta, Ralph Cheesman of Visalia, Ky., and Charles and Clifton Cheeseman, both of Covington; six daughters: Charlene Davis of Alexandria, Christine Jenkins of Vicco, Ky., Patty Wienel of Melbourne, Ky., Mary Bryant of Brooksville, Ky., Margaret Sturgill of Walton, and Betty Gosney of Cincinnati; and 30 grandchildren; and 47 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family.

Rita Coldiron

Rita Coldiron, 84, Lakeside Park, died July 27, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Fort Mitchell. Her husband, James Coldiron, died previously. Survivors include her son, Jamie Coldiron of Lexington; daughters, Judy DeMarco of Hebron, Jill Stofer of Lexington and Jannis D’Alessandri of Edgewood; sisters, Rosemary McHarg of Chillicothe and Marie Kraft of Marietta, Ga., and five grandchildren. Entombment was in Highland Cemetery Mausoleum, Fort Mitchell. Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, Ludlow, is handling arrangements. Memorials: The Passionist Nuns, 1151 Donaldson Highway, Erlanger 41018.

Paula Doerger

Paula Sheid Doerger, 63, of Delhi Township, formerly of Bromley, died July 25, 2010, at Hospice of Cincinnati, Mercy Western Hills. She was a sales person for the Coca Cola Co. and member of St. Dominic Church in Cincinnati. Her husband, John Doerger, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Brian and Brad Doerger, and two grandchildren. Burial was in St. Joseph New Cemetery, Cincinnati. Memorials: St. Dominic Church 4551 Delhi Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45238; or Delhi Township Police Department, 934 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233.

Dorothea Amelia Douglas

Dorothea Amelia Simms Douglas, 80, Cynthiana, died July 28, 2010, at Cedar Ridge Health Campus, Cynthiana. She worked for National Bank of Cynthiana, was a farmer, homemaker, member of Cynthiana First United Methodist Church, regent for Cynthiana Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and state regent for the Kentucky DAR. During her tenure as state regent was instrumental in beginning the restoration project for Duncan Tavern in Paris. Her husband, John Larry Douglas, died in 2008. Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia Rorer of Fort Mitchell; son, John Douglas of Lexington; sister, Patricia Deaton of Mt. Pleasant and two grandchildren. Burial was in Battle Grove Cemetery Memorials: Cynthiana First United Methodist Church, 302 E. Pike St., P.O. Box 307, Cynthiana, KY 41031 or Duncan Tavern Shrine, 323 High St., Paris, KY 40361.

Walter R. Fitzwater Jr.

Walter R. Fitzwater Jr., 74, Covington, died July 27, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a customer service associate for Wal-Mart, former member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Latonia and an Army veteran. Survivors include his former spouse, Pat Fitzwater of Newport; stepdaughter, Debbie Ruby of Yamhill, Ore.; sister, Juanita York of Ariz., and two grandchildren. No public services. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp & Erschell Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Troy D. Gray

Troy D. Gray, 49, Florence, died July 31, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass - Northern Kentucky Care Center in Fort Thomas. He was an employee of NACAM Manufacturing in Hebron; a United States Marine, and a member of the Kento-Boo Baptist Church in Florence. His father preceded him in death. Survivors include two daughters, Jennifer N. Gray of Independence and Jessica McMillan of Dayton, Ohio; his mother, Judy L. Truitt Gray of Florence; four sisters, Tonia D.

Spille of Florence, Kathy Darby of Oviedo, Fla., Tomi Dawn Gray of Erlanger, and Robin L. Veneman of Independence; and one grandchild. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Kento-Boo Baptist Church, 7037 Curtis Ave., Florence, KY 41042; Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 3537 Epley Road, Monfort Heights, Ohio, 45247.

Billie Faye Hamilton

Billie Faye Hamilton, 71, Independence, died July 30, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Charles R. Hamilton, died previously. She is survived by her son, Robby Hamilton of Morning View; a daughter, Kim Brake of Independence; three brothers, Pete Jones of Leesburg, Fla., Charles Jones of Independence, and Jimmy Jones of Dry Ridge; six sisters, Audrey Williams, Mildred Centers and Lucy Davis, all of Fort Wright, Goldie Johnson and Wilma Smith, both of Independence, and Shirley Haas of Covington; and six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

Thelma M. Harris

Thelma M. Harris, 93, Ludlow, died July 28, 2010, at Florence Park Care Center, Florence She was a bank teller for Home Federal Savings & Loan in Ludlow and a member of Sts. Boniface & James Church in Ludlow. Her husband, Austin Harris, died in 1955. Survivors include her sons, Tom Harris of Walton, Terry Harris of Burlington and Rick Harris of Fort Wright; daughter, Gayle Lightner of Fort Mitchell; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Sts. Boniface & James Church, 304 Oak Street, Ludlow, KY 41016.

Donald Ray Huber

Donald Ray Huber, 70, Fort Mitchell, died July 28, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a merchandiser for the Kroger Co. and member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in LaRue County. Survivors include his daughters, Pamela Copus of Parker, Texas and Victoria Saibara of Woodlands, Texas; and companion, Julie Goddard of Fort Mitchell and four grandchildren.


No public service. MiddendorfBullock Funeral Home, Erlanger, is handling arrangements.

Alma Jane Hughes

Alma Jane Hughes, 86, Latonia, died July 31, 2010, at Rosedale Manor, Latonia. She was a homemaker, and a member of Latonia Baptist Church and the choir. Her husband, Robert Aubrey Hughes, died in 1990. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Schaefer of Latonia; sister, Billie Baker of Florence; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Entombment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Latonia Baptist Church Music Program, 38th & Church Sts. Latonia, KY 41015; or Kenton County Animal Shelter, 1020 Mary Laidley Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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Roy Lee Age, 81, Ludlow, died July 30, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a Realtor for Sibcy Cline Real Estate Co., was a Korean War Marine Corps veteran, member of Ludlow Vets and former owner of Lee’s Mini Mart in Ludlow. Survivors include his wife, Marrian Lee; son, David Lee of Hamilton, Ohio, Michael Lee of Florence and Rodney Lee of Union; daughter, Joyhoya Lee of Erlanger; sister, Helen Wiener of Pineville; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood 41017 or Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring 41076.


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Mary Lee Hutchinson

Mary Lee Hutchinson, 67, Newport, a homemaker, died July 15, 2010. at Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky Care Center in Fort Thomas. Her husband, James R Hutchinson, died in 1990. Survivors include her daughters, Mary Sparks of Elsmere and Barbara Teal of Falmouth; sons, Ira Donathan of Clermont County, Terry Donathan of Covington, Jerry Donathan, Charles Hutchinson and James Hutchinson, all of Newport, William Hutchinson of Covington and Tony Hutchinson of Erlanger; brothers, Bobby Ard of Mount Olive, George Ard of Newport and Floyd Ard of Covington; sister, Tammy Ard Christian of Newport; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Burial was at the Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Emmanuel Johnson

Emmanuel Johnson, stillborn, Covington, died July 26, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital, University Heights. Survivors include his parents, Pat and Ruby Johnson of Covington; brothers, Dakota Weatherholt and Patton Johnson Jr. of Covington; sisters, Karen, Twila, Martina and Jasmine Johnson of Covington; and grandparents, Cleta Mitchell of Campton and Linda and Lloyd Johnson of Dayton.


August 5, 2010 years, Bertha A. Fulmer Jones of Goshen, Ohio; five sons: Bill Jones of Goshen, Ohio, Keith Jones of Ventura, Calif., Michael Jones of Ann Arbor, Mich., Derek Jones of Erlanger and Matt Jones of Florence; four daughters: Jean Jarusiewic of Kettering, Ohio, Linda Walker of Amelia, Merry Leyes of Dayton, Ohio and Kim Malin of Southgate; three brothers: Robert Jones and Charles Jones of Florida, and Jimmy Jones of Versailles, Ky.; a sister, Daisy Young of New Port Richey, Fla.; 27 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and one greatgreat grandchild.

Shelli Marie Langdon

Shelli Marie Ross Langdon, 38, of Crittenden, formerly of Fort Mitchell, died July 25, 2010, St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a forklift operator for NFI Inc. in Hebron. Survivors include her husband, Chris Langdon; daughter, Sydney Ross of Crittenden; son, Zachary Miller of Cincinnati; stepson, Zachary Langdon of Crittenden; parents, Patrick and Carolyn Ross of Lakeside Park; sister, Veronica Pieper of Burlington and one grandson. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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Dorothy McDermott

Dorothy McDermott, 91, of Fort Wright, formerly of Pendleton County, died July 27, 2010, at Rosedale Manor, Covington. She was a waitress for Frisch’s Restaurant. Survivors include her sons, Ron McDermott of Lakeside Park, Don McDermott of Ludlow and Barry McDermott of Asheville, N.C.; three grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Morgan Cemetery, Pendleton County.

Reba Mofford

Reba Setters Mofford, 77, Covington, a homemaker, died July 23, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Her husband, Robert Eugene Mofford, and daughter, Sue Thomas, died previously. Survivors include her sons, John and Robert Mofford, both of Butler, Ernest Mofford of Williamstown, Eugene Mofford of Covington; daughter, Lousie Shelton of Phoenix, Ariz., and Bertha Brummet of Covington; brother, Gary Boblee of Sherwood, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. No public services. Peoples Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Walter C. Jones, 86, Erlanger, died Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Mercy Hospital Clermont, Batavia. He served in the United States Army during World War II in Japan and the Asian Theatre, was a past master of the Masonic Lodge, a Boy Scout leader, a member of the Erlanger Baptist Church and was a desktop publisher with the Cincinnati Enquirer. Two sons, Walter and Kenneth Jones, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 67

William F. “Bill” Marsh, 89, Edgewood, died July 25, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood. He was operations manager for American Airlines, an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and a Pearl Harbor survivor, a member of the American Legion in Latonia, Twin Oaks Golf Club and St. Benedict Church, Covington. His wife, Dorothy “Dotty” Gleeson Marsh, died in 2006. Survivors include his sons, Tom, Steve and Ray Marsh, all of Edgewood; daughter, Jane Buckler of Florence; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Covington. Memorials: St. Benedict Church, 338 E. 17th St., Covington, KY

James V. Murphy, 83, of Cincinnati, formerly of Ludlow, died July 26, 2010, at Bethesda North Hospital, Montgomery. He was a conductor for Conrail Railway System and served in the Navy. He was a member of the Paul Vail Post VFW, Sharonville, American Legion Post No. 69, Reading, and the Calvary Masonic Lodge No. 700, Pleasant Ridge. His wife, Rythma Winscott Murphy, died previously. Survivors include his caregiver and friends, Joe and Anne Sloan of Cincinnati; sisters-in-law, Sis Murphy of Florida and Betty Murphy of Crescent Springs. Burial was in Highland Cemetery,




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Jean H. Obel

Jean H. Kissel Obel, 85, of Erlanger, formerly of Taylor Mill, died July 22, 2010, at Baptist Village Care Center, Erlanger. She was secretary to the editor of the Cincinnati Post and Times Star, and member of St. Pius X Church in Edgewood. Her husband, Jesse R. “Bud” Obel, died in April. Survivors include her brother, Ray Kissel of Montgomery, and several nieces and nephews. Entombment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Taylor Mill. Memorials: St. Pius X Church, 340 Dudley Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Harry L. Poe

Harry L. Poe, 92, Holbrook, died July 30, 2010, at Walters Nursing Home in Williamstown. He was a farmer, member of Knoxville Baptist Church in Pendleton County, Bethany Cemetery Board in Holbrook and World War II Navy veteran who received the Purple Heart. His wife, Kathleen Hutton Poe, died in 1989. Survivors include his daughter, Patty Poor of Crittenden; son, Roger Poe of Dry Ridge; sisters, Melva Rosencrans of Lebanon, Ohio and Donna Mae Taylor of Erlanger; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, in Bethany Cemetery, Holbrook. Memorials: Knoxville Baptist Church, 110 E. Fairview Road, Williamstown, KY 41097; Bethany Baptist Church, 9610 U.S. 22 East, Owenton, KY 40359; or Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 222, Williamstown, KY 41097.

Mary Lou Ryan

Mary Lou Ryan, 80, Ludlow, died July 25, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a retired supervisor for Western & Southern Life Insurance Co., Cincinnati, a member of St. Agnes Church and a longtime volunteer for Be Concerned. Survivors include her nieces, Laura Brinkman of Falmouth and Dr. Kathy Szabo, DVM, of Silver Spring, Md.; nephews, Joseph Ryan III of Florence and Patrick Ryan of Midland, Ga.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Be Concerned, 714 Washington St., P.O. Box 921, Covington, KY 41012.

Robert L. Snyder

Robert L. Snyder, 61, Florence, died July 22, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Hospital Florence. He worked at the Kroger Co. for 30 years and owned his own business in Moraine, Ohio, for 15 years. Survivors include his sons, Robert Snyder of Fort Mitchell, Phillip Snyder of Covington and David Snyder of Florence; sister, Patricia Robinson of Missouri; brother, Mark Snyder of Alexandria, Ohio and five grandchildren.

Keegan Southers

Keegan Scot Southers, 1, Hebron, died July 25, 2010, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Corryville. Survivors include his parents, Bruce and Julie Southers; sister, Fiona Southers; twin brother, Wyatt Southers; grandparents, Bill and Sheila Southers of Harrodsburg, Marcia Swiger of Elsmere, Mel Gerwe of Crestview Hills; uncle, Barry Southers of West Chester Township and aunt, Gina Gerwe of Villa Hills. Burial was Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: CCHMC Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Special Purpose Fund, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

Grover J. Summerlin

Grover J. Summerlin, 89, Covington, died July 25, 2010, in San Diego, Calif. He was the owner of Dixie Crane and Dixie Tree Service in Covington and a World War II Army veteran. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia, handled arrangements.

Brenda L. Taylor

Brenda L. Taylor, 52, Union, died July 25, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. She worked for the U.S. Postal Service. Survivors include her husband, Ken Taylor; son, James Taylor of Union; daughter, Kara Centers of Petersburg; sisters, Patricia Sharp of Bland, Mo., Vivian Foltz of Elsmere and Rita Fryman of Burlington; brothers, Thomas Moore of Burlington, Ronald Moore of Hastings, Fla., Paul Moore of Milford; Timothy Moore of Jacksonville, Fla., Gregory Moore of Union and Garry Moore of Aurora, Ind., and four grandsons. Memorial service will be 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Christopher Fryman’s Lake, 12316 Lower River Road, Union (Rabbit Hash). The body will be cremated. Linnemann Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Burlington, is handling arrangements. Memorials: The National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd St., New

York, NY 10016; or American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.

Robert Lewis Treiling

Robert Lewis “Bob” Treiling, 67, of Tyler, Texas, formerly of Covington, died June 21, 2010. at Hospice of East Texas, Tyler. He was a manager of a grocery store. Survivors include his sister, Georgia Tucker of Covington; and caregivers, Charlie and Sarah Sturgeon of Tyler, Texas. The body was cremated. Burial is in Tyler, Texas. Memorials: Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, 1032 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011.

Hazel Turner

Hazel Turner, 66, Newport, died Friday, July 30, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Macedonia Old Regular Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Carson Turner; sons David Michael Turner of Jackson, Ky. and Robbie Turner of Athol, Ky.; daughters Tonya Lynn Turner of Newport and Diana Turner of Jackson, Ky.; a brother, John B. Turner of Ross Creek, Ky., four sisters, Elizabeth Watts of Elkatawa, Ky., Sally Devita of Edgewood, Mima Turner of Austin, Ind., and Katherine Herald of Talbert, Ky.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Rick Wienecke

Rick Wienecke, 53, Erlanger, died July 24, 2010, at his home. He was a mechanic for Cincinnati Bell. Survivors include his parents, George and Gerri Wienecke of Erlanger and brother, Randy Wienecke of Covington.

Sharon Zimmer

Sharon Christy Jacobs Zimmer, 56, Covington, a homemaker, died July 23, 2010. at University Hospital, Corryville. Her husband, James Michael Zimmer, died in 2004. Survivors include her daughter, Heather Zimmer of Covington; sons, James Zimmer III of Covington and Joshua Zimmer of Georgetown; mother, Dolores Ross of Ripley; father, William Jacobs of Hamersville, Ohio; stepfather; Robert Ross of Ripley; stepmother, Alice Jacobs of Hamersville; sister, Kay Wilson of Harrison; brothers, William Jacobs of Georgetown, Ohio, and Robert Jacobs of Cincinnati and four grandchildren. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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