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Annexation ‘not likely’ for streets

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Kruer, Karlenia tax revenues to stay in Erlanger By Jason Brubaker

Grade change

Parents of students at Miles Elementary will notice something different on their children’s report cards this year, a lack of grades. Trying to better measure a child’s progress and success, Principal Bryant Gillis describes a new standardsbased approach towards those ends. Read about what the school came up with and how it will be implemented. SCHOOLS, A5

Father Lou

Read what Father Lou has to say in his regular weekly column relocated into the A section for this week. This week Father Lou discusses how crises arrive in our life and what we can do about them. A6


Read what others think from issues of politics, to thanks for organizing, to tips on gardening on our Viewpoints page. See also what your neighbors think about topics of the week in the Chatroom panel. VIEWPOINTS, A8

First day


Two Notre Dame Academy students shared a laugh over schedules on the first day of school Aug. 19.

Edgewood city administrator Roger Rolfes said a potential annexation of two Erlanger streets into Edgewood isn’t likely to happen at this time. Rolfes and Erlanger city administrator Linda Carter said that residents from Kruer Court and Karlenia Court have approached both cities with a petition requesting the annex, feeling that their location made them better suited to be considered a part of Edgewood. The two courts are located back off Charter Oak Road in Edgewood. “We have no problems at all

with the city of Erlanger, but considering where we are, it just makes more sense to be a part of Edgewood,” said resident Walt Nordloh, who lives on Kruer Court. “We use Edgewood parks, and everything around us is Edgewood, so it’s just common sense.” However, if the two streets were annexed, Carter estimated Erlanger would lose close to $75,000 in property and insurance premium taxes. There are currently 24 homes and seven undeveloped lots on the two streets. “I understand the residents’ perspective, but we can’t just give away that kind of money, because it puts a burden on the rest of our taxpayers,” she said. “We’re certainly willing to work out some kind of deal with Edgewood, but with the economy where it is, we can’t afford to give away tax dollars like that.” At a August 18 committee

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meeting, Carter said the city could work to arrange a “trade” with Edgewood, taking back some Edgewood property to help alleviate the tax dollars they would lose. However, Rolfes said Edgewood doesn’t have any residential property that would make sense to

Readers’ Choice Awards announced By Jason Brubaker

The people have spoken. In June, The Community Recorder presented readers with a ballot of 100 categories so they could choose their favorites ranging from American vehicles to produce to women’s clothing. And r e a d e r s responded, filling out newspaper and online ballots with their choices. You can find the complete list of Readers’ Choice favorites in today’s special section. We’ve talked with some of our readers’ top choices about how they keep their customers coming back. • Jenny Engelhart, General Manager of Barleycorn’s Restau rant, 2642 Dixie Highway, Lake side Park (Friendliest Restaurant) “What an honor,” said Engelhart. “We go out of our way to meet new people and develop new relationships.” Engelhart said it wasn’t unusual for regular customers to visit the restaurant once or twice a day. Great service, relaxed atmosphere, quality food and live music keep them coming back, Engelhart said. “We just go out and get to know our guests and make them feel like they’re a part of our family,” she said. For more information on Barleycorn’s Restaurant, visit


Daniel Nikolich, the manager of the Erlanger Furniture Fair, says the store's secret to success is their familiarity with the community, having opened their location in 1963. • John Goderwis, Manager of Don’s Garage, 39 Erlanger Road, Elsmere (Best Auto Repair Shop) Goderwis, one of four brothers to work at the garage, attributed their success to a family atmosphere that has grown up with the community. Started in 1961, the shop has become known for its great service and friendly staff. “I think because we’re a part of the community, people feel comfortable coming in here,” he said. “We get to see a lot of family and friends in here, and it’s great for us to see people keep coming back to us because they had a good experience.” As for the vote of support from

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swap, and trading commercial property would be more difficult, given tax rules and regulations. And while he said Erlanger has yet to make a formal proposal of that nature, he said the trade scenario appears to be unlikely. “It just doesn’t appear it’s going to happen at this time,” he said. “Something certainly could change down the road, but right now, it doesn’t look like it will work out for both cities.” But despite not being able to reach an agreement, both Carter and Rolfes were quick to point out that the two cities still maintain an excellent relationship. “Both cities just have to do what is in their best interests,” he said. “With the boundaries the way they are in Northern Kentucky, sometimes you’ll have some odd situations like this. But we have a great parternship with Erlanger, and we look forward to continuing to work with them.”

the public, Goderwis said they’re honored. “It’s pretty awesome to know that people voted for us,” he said. “Customer service is huge for us, so it feels great to be recognized.” • Daniel Nikolich, Manager of Furniture Fair, 2932 Dixie Highway, Erlanger (Best Furniture Store) Nikolich likes to say the store has been “selling to generations,” citing their long relationship with the community. The Erlanger location opened in 1963, and there are now six locations in Greater Cincinnati. “We see a lot of people who used to come in with their parents

now coming back in with their own kids, and it’s neat to see that,” said Nikolich, adding that he remembers his parents buying furniture when he was younger in the store he now runs. “I think people are just really familiar with us because we’ve been here for so long and we really enjoy being a part of this community.” He said the store emphasizes customer service above all else. “Our best advertisement is people out there talking about us,” he said. “To be voted to best furniture store is really an honor for us, and that speaks to how we try to do business around here.”


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Fields honored by NKADD By Jason Brubaker

Erlanger Police Chief Marc Fields was honored as the Outstanding Police Chief of the Year by the Northern Kentucky Area Development District at their August 24 dinner. Other honorees included Outstanding Firefighter/ EMT David Jansing, Outstanding Public Works Official Kelly Chapman, Outstanding Municipal Clerk Karen Barto and Outstanding City/County Administrator Brian Dehner. “These are among the most prestigious awards in our region, and this is quite an honor for all our recipients tonight,” said Philip Accardi, who works with the NKADD to offer Quality Improvement seminars across Northern Kentucky. Fields, who previously won the 2008 NKADD

Intergovernmental Unity of Effort Award, started his career with the Erlanger Police Department in 1986 as a patrol officer, eventually being moved to the detective’s bureau in 1989. In 1992, he was promoted to Sergeant in the patrol division, and 1998, he was promoted to Lieutenant. He became the Assistant Chief in 2000, and was appointed Chief in 2002. “He is certainly deserving of this award, and we’re so excited for him,” said council member Patty Suedkamp. Fields, who was also named the 2008 Kentucky Crime Prevention Police Chief of the Year, said he was humbled by the award. “It’s always special to be recognized by your peers, so this is pretty neat for me,” he said. “To know that you have their respect is a great feeling.”

BRIEFLY Open house

ERLANGER Lloyd Memorial High School will hold an open house for students and parents Aug. 27. Guests will be able to tour the school, meet with staff ad administrators, and enjoy a meal. The open house will run from 6-7:30 p.m. For information, contact the school at 727-1555.


ERLANGER – The Erlanger city council will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 1 in the council chambers, located at 505 Commonwealth Avenue. The meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact the city at 727-2525. ELSMERE - The Elsmere city council will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 8 in the council chambers, locate at 318 Garvey Avenue. For more information, contact the city at 342-7911. JASON BRUBAKER/STAFF

Erlanger Chief Marc Fields (right) is greeted by NKADD Board Chairman Dan Humpert as he accepts his award for Outstanding Police Chief.


CRESTVIEW HILLS - University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari will be at the Borders Bookstore on Sept. 1 signing copies of his new book, entitled “Bounce Back: Overcoming Setbacks to Succeed in Business and in Life”. Calipari, who previously coached at the University of Massachusetts and Memphis University, as well as the NBA’s New Jersey Nets, is in

his first season as the coach at UK. The book signing will run from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The event is expected to draw a crowd, so residents are encouraged to arrive early. For more information, contact Borders at 331-8200.


ERLANGER – The Erlanger Lions will be holding a flea market on Sept. 26 at Lions Park, located at the end of Sunset Drive. The flea market will run from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., and there will be a variety of vendors on hand. There will also be space available for independent vendors, with a cost of $10 for two parking spaces. The spaces will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To donate items, or for more information, call 7575012 or send an e-mail to


ERLANGER – The Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Public Library will welcome Ronald McDonald for a special program on August 29. Ronald will be on hand to talk to the kids about using their imagination with books. The program will begin at 2 p.m., and is free to attend. For more information, call 962-4000 or visit


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Best-selling ‘Shack’ author visits area By Jason Brubaker

William Paul Young is as surprised as anyone by the success of his only book, and he’s not too proud to admit it. “If you guys think I’m in over my head here, you don’t know the half of it,” he joked to a crowd of about 300 in the Dixie Heights auditorium Aug. 14. “I never in my wildest dreams could have imagined this – it still doesn’t seem real sometimes.” Young, the author of the best-selling Christian fiction novel “The Shack,” visited the area that day as a guest of Watermark Community Church, which meets regularly at Dixie Heights.

He spoke about the book for about 45 minutes before taking time to sign copies and greet all of the guests with a hug and a few kind words. Young said he wrote the story, which is based metaphorically on his own life, originally as a gift for his six children in 2005, making copies of the manuscript at Kinko’s and binding it himself. Those manuscripts eventually were passed on to friends, and then to friends of friends, and then to people Young had never met. “I normally go by ‘Paul’, so I had people approaching me and telling me I had to read this story by ‘William Young’ that was passed to them,” he recalled with a

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“So my friends and I did some research, and turns out, all you need to start your own publishing company is to sign a couple pieces of paper and about $250,” he said. “So we finally had a publisher who would take on my book … me.” Young said they approached the publishing cautiously, ordering only 10,000 copies and hoping to be sold out in two years. Six months later, they


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had to order 20,000 more. Ninety days later, they had to order 30,000 more. “It was like a spark starting a fire- it just spread so quickly,” he said. Young said the book has now sold over seven million copies in English, and spent 49 weeks atop the New York Times Best Seller list. He now spends the majority of his time traveling around the country and speaking at various churches and conferences about

The Shack For more information about William Paul Young or “The Shack,” visit For more information about Watermark Community Church, visit the message in his book, which deals with having faith in times of extreme tragedy. He has also appeared on “The Today Show” and “Good Morning America,” and has even visited Germany and Australia to talk about “The Shack.” “I didn’t ask for any of this,” he said. “But to be able to touch so many people and to read the e-mails from people who say this story helped them rediscover their faith … it’s just awesome.” Watermark Pastor Chad Caddell said the book is one of the best he’s ever read. “Paul is just like anyone else in that he knows what it is to question his faith sometimes,” he said. “But the way he expressed that in this book is unlike anything I’ve ever seen, and this is really just an amazing story that I would recommend to anyone.”

Erlanger looking at slight increase in tax rate By Jason Brubaker

The Erlanger city council is expected to approve a slight increase in the property tax rate for 2009, although not nearly what would be allowed under state statutes. At a special meeting on August 18, the city council heard a first reading of an ordinance that would set the tax rate at $2.98 per $1,000 of assessed property. That rate is expected to generate approximately $3, 136,320 in revenue. It is defined as the “compensating rate plus four”, meaning it will allow for a four percent increase in revenue from last year. However, since the total property value assessment in the city went down, the council actually had the option of taking a substitute rate, which would have been $3.01, or the substitute plus four, which would have been $3.13 per $1,000. “By law, we could have done that but I just don’t think it would have been right for our citizens,” said city administrator Linda Carter. “I think this is a good compromise and it helps us to maintain the budget that we’re already in.” Mayor Tom Rouse said the city will continue to operate as conservatively as possible, given the economic times. “I’ve seen what not taking what you’re allowed can lead to three or four years down the road for a city’s financial well-being,” he said. “But I do think this is a good compromise for our citizens.” Under the new rate, the owner of a home valued at $100,000 would pay $298 in property tax, an increase of $12 from last year. The council is expected to hear a second reading of the ordinance and take a final vote at their Sept. 1 meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. at the city building.


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Miles adopts standards-based grading By Jason Brubaker

Parents of Miles Elementary students will notice something missing from their child’s report cards this year...grades. “I don’t believe that a number or a letter inspires a kid to work harder like it used to,” said Principal Bryant Gillis. “We want to be able to show true learning for all our students, and this is the way to do just that.” Toward that goal, Gillis and the rest of the school have been working diligently since last spring to overhaul their grading system, replacing the typical As and Bs with standards, which are set by the teachers and students. Each grade level has certain standards that the students are required to meet, which then lead into the standards required for the next grade. For example, second-grade students will be required in the first quarter of the year to be able to identify two and three-digit numbers that are odd or even. By the last quarter of the year, they’ll be required to solve threedigit addition problems, which will lead them into the first quarter of their third-grade year, where they’ll learn to apply and describe


Miles Elementary Principal Bryant Gillis talks to Della Kemper's fourth-grade class Aug. 21. As part of their standards-based grading system, Gillis has been regularly visiting classrooms to see what the students have learned that day. place value up to thousands. “This really has been a collaboration by all of our teachers to make sure we’ve not only got everything covered, but that this

is getting our students ready to move on,” said Gillis. To measure progress towards meeting these standards, students will fall into one of five categories;

Not Assessed, No Progress, Making Progress, Meeting Standards and Above Standards. The teachers will use rubrics they designed during professional development

days to measure the students’ progress, with the harder standards requiring more specific assessments by the teachers. “We have pretty specific things we’re looking for to see how the students is progressing toward meeting that standard, and that’s where this system really makes sense,” said Gillis. “We can really identify where a student is having trouble, why he is having that trouble and work to fix it rather than just assigning a letter to say he either did good or bad.” Gillis said that parents have also been involved in getting the new grading system going, meeting regularly to talk about how they can help their child exceed the standards. “To see everyone come together and to see how excited the kids are about this has been really neat,” he said. Fourth-grade teacher Della Kemper agreed as she watched her students enthusiastically talk to Mr. Gillis during a classroom visit, eagerly catching him up on what they had learned that morning. “We’re still early in the process, but it’s obviously going pretty well so far,” she said. “I think this is going to be a really great thing for us.”


New first-grade teacher Sarah Stulberg prepares her room for the start of the new school year.

MQH sees increase Teachers at Mary, Queen of Heaven School in Erlanger prepare for the new school year. The school underwent a major renovation during the summer and everything is finally coming together. Smart Boards are in every classroom, new shelving and storage areas have been installed in every classroom, new flooring and


Kindergarten teacher Mary Ann Fisher helping five year old Logan Baute and his mom, Rose, become familiar with his classroom. Last year Fisher’s kindergarten classroom was in a separate building from the rest of the school. With the renovations of this summer, Fisher’s class will now be in the main school building with the other students.

ceiling has been installed throughout the building and a new modular classroom building has been added to the school campus to house two classrooms due to enrollment increases. Enrollment has increased so much this year that the school now has second first grade class in addition to the two kindergarten classes.


New music teacher, Elizabeth Rehnborg on the left and returning fifth-grade teacher Pat Wilson heading into the modular classrooms. Wilson’s fifth-grade class will be in one of the two classrooms in the modular building.

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Where do our personal crises come from?

Everyone lives a drama. We try to be playwright and write the script to our lives. But it never works out that way. There are twists and turns both good and bad, unexpected surprises, disappointments and losses and challenging situations. And there are crises sprinkled throughout. Some of them can rock us to our toes. Where do our crises come from? I don’t accept the idea that God causes suffering and crises. In this imperfect world, they come along like hurricanes, lightening strikes causing forest fires, and volcanic eruptions. I agree with the analysis of various crises expressed by author Sue Monk Kidd. She says that the crises of life come mainly from three sources: developmental transitions, intrusive events, and internal uprisings. Developmental transitions occur naturally in everyone’s life. We move from stage to stage though after awhile we hate the changing. Think of some of our changing stages: birth, beginning school, puberty, moving away from home, risking and forming relationships, choosing a career, entering the work force, and of course, marriage. Add to these raising children, dealing with midlife, the empty nest, retiring, losing a loved person, etc. Each occurrence usually brings varying degrees of crisis. They cause turmoil and rattle our illusion of control. There is a tug toward growth but a stronger tug to stay where we are.

Intrusive events are a second source of life crises. Too many to number, they include accidents, serious illness, a loved person’s death, natural catastrophes, a miscarFather Lou riage, a terminated Guntzelman relationship, losing our job, a wayward Perspectives child, dashed dreams, etc. Though harsh on us, crises are also doorways. How we handle them changes us into bitter or better persons. The greatest factor affecting our lives for good or ill is the attitude we take in the face of things we cannot change. Internal uprisings are the third source of personal crises. Their coming is usually subtle and unspecified. We may begin to notice a vague sense of restlessness, emptiness, or a tinge of depression that hangs on. There may be spiritual doubts, insomnia, blossoming addictions, heightened anxiety, etc. We try to explain them by the terminology of today – stress, burnout, exhaustion. From where do these come? There is a life-force within us straining toward wholeness. What do we think pulls us through all the stages of growth and development in our lives? This life-force has its own ways of getting our attention when healthy development is stymied or stuck. Creating some sort of inner crises in us is its usual technique. Typically we only make significant changes when we hurt. Such crises are meant to nudge us

Though harsh on us, crises are also doorways. How we handle them changes us into bitter or better persons. The greatest factor affecting our lives for good or ill is the attitude we take in the face of things we cannot change. toward some doorway we need to pass through. The trouble is, we never think of a crisis in this way. We just pour another drink, get busy, or use our cell phone. A crises is always considered as something wrong, not something potentially helpful. Such thinking keeps us from looking for the new doorway. A crisis can be a holy summons to become more the person God made us to be. The best way to meet the crises of life is to admit them, name as specifically as we can the feelings we are experiencing, spend time in genuine reflection (seek competent help if necessary), and be painfully honest with ourselves. In short: feel, reflect, learn, and seek understanding which is the key. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.


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Mastering the art of salmon grilling personal. And guess what? She even sent me a signed thank you note. So that’s my Julia story and that’s why she was so loved and that’s why my copy of her book “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” is dog-eared with use.

Perfectly grilled salmon

The 70-30 rule applies to any seafood on the grill. Have the grill hot, lightly brush both sides of the fish with oil, and start grilling skin side up with the grill closed as much as possible. (Or just put a disposable pan over the fish). Leave it alone until about 70 percent of the fish is done on the first side. You’ll know it by the looks and also if it will release easily. This allows the fish to form a nice crust. Turn it and finish cooking. The rule seven to 10 minutes per inch of thickness works well, too. Here’s how I season mine: Brush four salmon fillets, about 6 ounces each, with skin (or not) on both sides with olive or other oil. Season both sides with salt and 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (this is enough for all four) and the juice of a lime (about 2 tablespoons). Grill as indicated above.

Easy zucchini pineapple peach jam

For several readers who wanted this recipe again. Go to taste on the sugar. I find 3 cups is plenty, but most

folks like 4-5. A nonstick pan is best for this. Use your favorite flavor of Jell-O.

6 cups grated zucchini, skin left on 1 ⁄2 cup water 3-5 cups sugar 20 oz crushed pineapple in juice or syrup 6 oz favorite Jell-O: try peach, strawberry, apricot Boil zucchini in water for 5 minutes. Drain well and return to pan. Add sugar and pineapple. Boil 10 minutes, stirring frequently so it doesn’t stick. Remove from heat

and stir in Jell-O. Cool, spoon into jars and refrigerate.

Tips from Rita on keeping kids hydrated

• So important especially during this hot weather when they’re in sports, since a child’s body takes longer to adjust to heat and humidity. • Kids produce more body heat but don’t sweat as much as adults so in hot weather they are at increased risk for dehydration. • In the body, water

works as a shock absorber protecting joints. • Cold water is absorbed best and kids will drink more if it’s cold. • Make a homemade power drink. Dilute a drink that contains 100 percent Vitamin C by using at least twice the water recommended on the package.

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Last week’s question

What do you expect from the Bengals this year?

“If history repeats itself, not much.” J.H. “Not much, thanks.”


“Same old, same old! Need a running back, Carson will probably be out most of the year, no pass rush defense, etc. ... as long as MB controls the team the Bengals are going nowhere. I predict six wins and 10 losses.” Duke “More of the same!”


“If they could stay sober, keep off drugs, stay out of barroom brawls, and quit beating their wives and/or girlfriends, they might have a chance. If I had to pay taxes in Cincinnati, I’d be ticked off. They built a brand new stadium and got nothing in return. They could also use some management. Mr. Brown just doesn’t have what it takes. He will never be like his dad. G.M. “Nothing.”


“Well I just finished watching ‘Hard Knocks’ on HBO which is featuring the Bengals. HBO did a great job, I really enjoyed it and was enthused about the upcoming season until they showed the segment in which Mike Brown was sharing his ideas with the coaches: ‘How about if we move the defensive end to tight end.’ “Mike is still micro-managing and that is not encouraging.” B.M. “I expect them to waste our time and money as usual.” R.S.H. “I expect the usual from these guys; absolutely nothing ... and I have never been disappointed!” J.G. “What do I expect ... or what do I hope?!! :-) “Expect: sadly, another losing season. “Hope: undefeated, Superbowl-bound.” J.K. “This is what I’d like to see: a







Next question Do you think allowing casino gambling would hurt charitable events and fundraisers such as Monte Carlo nights and church festivals? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. team that plays to their skill potential, obeys the law off the field, does good work in the community and earns the loyalty and esteem of the fans. “Here’s what we will probably see: a team that seldom wins, players charged with crimes and no one caring about the community. I hope I’m very wrong.” E.E.C. “Time tells all and over the past few years the Bengals have proven that we should expect nothing from them this year. “Until the Brown family – who know little about professional football and much about hijacking the population of Hamilton County into paying for a beautiful new stadium designed for a real franchise – is gone forever, and until our ‘team’ is comprised of dedicated, hard-working players instead of criminals and self-serving egoists then we should expect nothing more than the same old Bungles.” “Oh how I long for the days of Ken Anderson, Cris Collinsworth, Mike Reid and Anthony Munoz – just to a name a few of the greats – when we were occasionally contenders and even came close to a Super Bowl victory. “But those days are gone and now I don’t know whether to be proud of or stunned by the people who continue to be ‘fans’ and follow this ailing franchise to the bottom of the heap. “Let the Bengals leave town the next time they threaten to do so – then we can concentrate on reviving the Reds into the world class team we all know they are. “We can spend our money on The Banks and try to catch up with our neighbors to the south in developing our riverfront into a destination spot for visitors and native alike. “Cincinnati needs a shot in the arm – let it start with a wave goodbye to the Bengals!” M.M. “Not much. Just like every year.” J.B.

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Trunk splitting is not unusual Question: I have a red maple tree about 7 years old and it is in a wind path. My problem is about 6 inches up from the ground the trunk is splitting and I’m worried I may lose it. Answer: This type of damage is usually, but not always, on the southwest side of the tree trunk. I’ve seen a lot of this damage to young red maples recently, plus a few other types of trees. Sometimes the bark is totally separated from the trunk and peeling away in large sections, originating from a vertical crack or split in the bark. This past January and February, we had some extreme, sudden temperature fluctuations. We also had several very cold days when the sun was shining powerfully bright in the afternoons. This warmed the bark on the south, southwest and south sides of tree trunks as the sun shone brightly all afternoon, even though the air temperature at the time was very cold. Then when the sun set in the evening, suddenly those plant

cells just under the bark (which had thawed during the afternoon) froze and burst open. This occurred in the layer of cells just the bark Mike Klahr under (this is called Community the vascular Recorder cambium). result, columnist theAs avascular cambium was killed on the southwest side of the tree (or whichever side was most exposed to the sun … sometimes it’s the east side if the bark is shaded in the afternoon but exposed to sun in the morning). Outer bark damage and splitting was not visible until spring or summer. The vascular cambium is an essential part of the tree for growth. When part of it is killed, no more trunk expansion occurs in that zone, and water cannot easily get to the top of the tree,

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and sugars from the leaves cannot sufficiently get to the roots of the tree (the roots need sugar in the winter because it acts like anti-freeze to keep the roots from freezing). This often leads to early fall color in damaged trees, and if bark damage is sufficient, eventually branch dieback or even death occurs. All you can do now is spray the trunk with an insecticidal borer spray (since borers often attack trees under stress). Also mulch around the tree, but don’t let the mulch actually touch the tree trunk, and apply one inch of water per week if the rains stop later this summer or fall. Next year, apply borer spray in April, May and June, or use a systemic insecticide in the fall or spring. Test the soil (free through your local Northern Kentucky Cooperative Extension Office) this fall, then fertilize accordingly in late November and/or early March. Mike Klahr is the Boone County Extension Agent for Horticulture.


Beechwood Superintendent Glen Miller poses with Fort Mitchell city officials, several school board members and soem of the project engineers at a groundbreaking for the new Beechwood Elementary on August 24.

Setting politics aside for a quicker economic recovery A few years ago we never would have thought our local unemployment figures could exceed 10 percent, but thankfully a variety of indicators show portions of our national economy to be stabilizing. The issue now is whether we will have fewer jobs. A stable, but smaller, economy won’t offer relief to those who want to work. All of us are searching for answers. I believe in the end we will get it right. History suggests that economic policy on recovery has had little to do with party politics. Both parties have gotten it right and wrong. In 1932, in the midst of the Great Depression, at first Republican President Herbert Hoover did little or nothing. Later he supported the Emergency Relief and Construction Act to fund public works programs. He

also supported the creation of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, which provided loans for gove r n m e n t bailouts. Robert D. To attempt to Hudson pay for these PresCommunity programs, ident Hoover Recorder supported one guest of the largest columnist tax increases in history and interest rates soared. The economy did not enter into a period of sustained growth until World War II in the 1940s. Republican President Hoover’s outcome can be contrasted with the approach undertaken by Republican Presi-

dent Ronald Reagan and Democratic Speaker Tip O’Neil. President Reagan took office with 12 percent inflation, interest rates at 16 percent, and high unemployment. In relatively short order, President Reagan and a bipartisan coalition led the nation to its longest period of peace-time economic expansion. It began in the spring of 1983, just over a year after a Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed across-the-board tax cuts and shortly after interest rates began returning to reasonable levels. It might be said that Republican President Hoover’s approach to economic recovery lacked solid fundamentals. President Reagan and Speaker O’Neill appear to have gotten it right. There are questions about job recovery which are at the core of

American dreams. They are about restoring retirement funds and home values. And there are some answers more Americans are confronting. We know that printing money and government borrowing causes interest rates to rise, which could crowd out growth. We know that increasing marginal tax rates in a recession, with new energy and health care taxes, can cause some businesses to think twice about rehiring workers. Because American manufacturers did not cause this recession, subjecting them to new regulations is unlikely to fix it. Nationalizing additional segments of health care seems very unlikely to restore the value of houses and retirement funds. History will judge fondly the public servants who rise to the challenge and focus on restoring

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jobs. President Reagan and Speaker O’Neill, two political giants from different sides of the aisle, came together and did what needed to be done to help a country in crisis, representing all Americans. One of the most encouraging signs over the last year is that entrepreneurs and workers throughout our region have something to say. Their message has far more to do with this country’s history of job growth than it does partisan politics. But at the end of the day, they will help elect (or re-elect) leaders who present the ideas which will help steer the economy toward true recovery. Robert D. Hudson is chairman of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. His term ends Sept. 1.



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BRIEFLY This week in golf

• Holy Cross High School’s Brandon Trame shot a 4-overpar 39 on the front nine at Eagle Creek Country Club, Aug. 18, helping his team beat Walton Verona High School with 167 points against Walton’s 192. Holy Cross moved to 1-1. Walton Verona became 3-4. • Dixie Heights High School’s Blake Adkins shot a 4-over-39 on the front nine at Summit Hills Country Club, Aug. 18, helping his team defeat Beechwood with a score of 177 over Beechwood’s 179. Dixie Heights is now 4-2. Beechwood advanced to 3-3. • Holy Cross High School girls defeated Newport Central Catholic High School with a score of 233 over NCC’s 237, Aug. 18. • St. Henry High School girls defeated Bishop Brossart, 171-205, Aug. 19, at World of Sports. St. Henry advanced to 6-2.

This week in volleyball

St. Henry High School girls defeated Highlands High School, 25-7, 25-13. St. Henry advanced to 2-1.

Girls’ basketball tryout

Midwest Lady Knights (formerly Kentucky Elite) has openings for fourth-grade girls who want to play on an AAU team. The Knights will play in fall and winter leagues to get ready for AAU spring season. The team teaches girls the fundamentals to take them to the next level. The coaches have coached basketball for more than 20 years in all levels. Call Dave Brock at 6097111 or 513-460-2867.

Remke football coverage

Insight Communications Channel 6 will bring viewers five live high school football games – seven games total – as part of “Remke High School Football.” • Beechwood vs. Dixie Heights, Aug. 29, 5 p.m. • Newport Central Catholic vs. Simon Kenton, Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m. • Covington Catholic at Campbell County, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. live • Conner @ Simon Kenton, Sept. 25, 7 p.m. live. • Holy Cross at NewCath, Oct. 9, 7 p.m. live. • Bellevue at Ludlow, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. live. • Boone County at Ryle, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. live. Visit for details about replay times.

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CovCath seeks 1st football win of season Dixie Heights, 19, vs. NewCath, 7

By Adam Turer

Covington Catholic High School will need to improve on offense and defense as the Colonels seek their first football win of 2009 against Lexington Catholic Saturday, Aug. 29. Major mistakes on both sides of the ball cost the Colonels in their season opening 34-14 loss to Ryle Aug. 21. In new head coach Dave Wirth’s first game leading the Colonels, CovCath put itself in an early hole and played from behind all night. Lexington Catholic put up 43 points in its opener, a 10-point victory over Whitley County. The Colonels travel down to Lexington for a Saturday night showdown and will need to be prepared to stop the Knights’ offensive attack. “LexCath has a very potent offense,” Wirth said. “We need to play solid defense. We can’t give up any big plays.” Big plays crushed the Colonels in the loss to Ryle. The Raiders scored on three plays of more than 30 yards each. On the first play from scrimmage, Ryle running back Travis Elliott sprinted off tackle for an 80-yard touchdown run. CovCath spent the game playing catch-up, but had opportunities to make the game even closer. Down 13-0 at halftime, the Colonels cut the lead to six early in the third quarter. Paul Ritter returned the second half kickoff 60 yards, giving the Colonels a short field. A few plays later, Leo Schaffer scored the first CovCath points of 2009 on an 11-yard touchdown run. “I liked that our kids didn’t quit,” Wirth said. “Our


Covington Catholic High School quarterback Brayden Erpenbeck (10) is sacked by Tanner Teepen and Winston Field of Ryle High School.


CovCath wide receiver Joey Keene tries to break free of Clay Coleman of Ryle.

demeanor stayed strong.” When the CovCath offense got on track, the defense faltered. Ryle responded with a quick scoring drive, then tacked on two long touchdown runs to finish their scoring. When the CovCath defense kept the Raiders in check earlier in the game, the offense faltered. Penalties and turnovers stalled several drives for the Colonels, some deep in Raider territory. “We hurt ourselves by committing costly turnovers and by giving up big plays,” Wirth said. There is a lot of work to be done before the Colonels head to Lexington on Saturday. If the Colonels are to give Wirth his first win as Cov Cath head coach, they will need to come to the game prepared to play a complete 48 minutes on both sides of the ball.

“We need to play consistently on offense,” said Wirth. The Colonels offense, led by quarterback Brayden Erpenbeck who rushed for 105 yards, showed flashes of reaching its potential but made far too many mistakes to be successful. CovCath was penalized nine times for 90 yards, often stalling drives in Raider territory. Wirth and his staff will continue to evaluate the roster and look for the best 22 players to put on the field. He expects his team to be more game-ready when they take the field against the Knights. “Our expectations for the opener were not met whatsoever,” said Wirth. With a week of varsity experience, the expectations will be higher for the Colonels this week as they look for their first victory of 2009.

Holy Cross, 36 vs. Bellevue, 20

The Bellevue Tigers lost 36-20 at Holy Cross to open


Holy Cross running back Andy Roncker tries to break a tackle during HC’s 3620 win over Bellevue Aug. 21. the 2009 season. The Tigers had little answer for a potent Indians’ offense led by senior quarterback Markel Walker, who is projected as a potential Division I college player at safety. Walker rushed for 107 yards and threw for 87 as he led the Indians on sustained scoring drives through the first three quarters. HC led 22-0 at halftime. Bellevue prospered late, mostly against Indian reserves. Senior running back Ricky Buckler had 177 yards, including a 64-yard touchdown. Junior D.J. Slater had TD runs of 13 and 23 yards.

In a matchup between two preseason top-10 teams, Dixie Heights held off Newport Central Catholic 19-7 in the season opener for both schools. The Colonels defense proved to be the difference, as Dixie Heights held the Thoroughbreds to 212 total yards of offense and one score. With the defense keeping the defending state runner-up in check and the offense taking care of the football, the Colonels were able to start the season off with a victory. Quarterback Ryan Wilson led the Colonels offense, which did not commit a turnover. Wilson rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries and completed 12 of 24 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown. Wilson found receiver Ben Haggerty on the Colonels’ opening drive. The offense put together two more drives deep into Thoroughbreds territory but failed to come away with points. Kicker Zach Bronner hit a field goal as time expired in the first half to extend the lead to 10-0. He hit another field goal late in the game to finish the scoring. Chris Kelly got NewCath on the board with a 19-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to cut the lead to three. Kelly finished with 96 yards on 22 carries. After the lead was cut to three, Wilson put the Colonels offense on his shoulders and carried them to another scoring drive which he capped himself with a 9-yard touchdown run. He led the Colonels to 310 yards of total offense. The win will likely move Dixie Heights, ranked No. 9 in the preseason coaches’ poll, ahead of preseason No. 7 NewCath.

Kenton County boys’ soccer strikes By James Weber

Soccer season is striking interest in Northern Kentucky. Here is a look at Kenton County boys’ teams:

anchor an experienced defense, with Justice returning as sweeper. The Colonels started the year with wins of 9-0 and 10-0. Evan Talkers has five goals so far.

Calvary Christian

Covington Latin

The Cougars had a landmark season last year, going 10-8 for their second 10-win season and claiming the 18th District title. Steve Leichter returns after scoring 17 goals last year. Victor Amelang and Andrew Moran are skilled returning midfielders. Aaron Hatfield is the top returning defender. The Cougars are 1-1 this year.

Covington Catholic

The Colonels were 10-54 last year and 10th Region runner-up. Michael Huffmyer is the top returning scorer with 11 goals and 10 assists a year ago. Trey Evans had seven goals and three assists. Garrett Justice, Tyler Stewart and Matt McDonald

The Trojans were 5-9 last season. Justin Simms had 10 goals last year and is a fourth-year varsity player. Sam Powers is the team’s best defender and Nathan Hales a top marking back. Grant Berberich returns in goal for head coach Adam Iadipaolo. The Trojans started 1-1 this year.

Dixie Heights

The Colonels were 7-122 last year and district runner-up. They are 1-2 in 2009. Seniors Cody Landrum (midfield), Brandon Catchen (keeper) and Jon Shreck (marking back) are twoyear starters.

Holy Cross

The Indians were 7-11 and district runner-up last

year. Marcus Lea is the top returning goal scorer with nine last season. Veterans Cory Seibert, Luke Knochelmann and Xavier Hassert return in the back. Seibert is returning sweeper and Knochelmann the keeper, where he had four shutouts last year. HC began the year 1-2.

St. Henry

Third-year head coach Steve Hahn returns several players from last year’s 710 unit. Top returning seniors are midfielder Jake Hils, defender Tyler Farrer and forwards Ryan Anderson and Chris Reiger. Returning juniors are midfielder Jesse Zilio, forward/midfielder Luke Dehner and defender Kevin Beaten. Hahn said the team’s strengths are discipline, passion, skill and physical play. The Crusaders began the season losing to Highlands and Trinity.


Casey Seibert takes over

as head coach for the Eagles, who were 7-9-1 last year. Junior Alec Robbins had 22 goals last year to be one of Northern Kentucky’s top scorers. Matt Kees returns in goal with a 1.72 GAA average last year. Senior Chadd Allender returns in the back, and Dexter Morgan is a top returner in the midfield. “This year’s team will be very talented and skilled with a range of older and younger players all determined to end the season with a bang and some shiny hardware to go along with it,” Seibert said. “A great group of seniors will be counted on to lead a very talented group of younger players to a successful season. The new coaching staff has their eyes set on a very successful first season at Scott with many, many more to come.” The Eagles began the year 2-0. Robbins had three of the team’s six goals in the wins.

Simon Kenton

Jeremy Wolfe returns for


St. Henry junior Craig Fiedler (right) controls the ball against Highlands Aug. 20 in Fort Thomas. St. Henry lost, 2-0.

his 12th season as Pioneers head coach. The team was 4-11-2 last season. Returning starters are Sam Benner (goalkeeper), Tyler Kelley (defender), Kody Hutchins (midfield), Tanner 0’Hara (midfield), and Cody Herald (forward). The top newcomer is Eli Dalton (defender). Wolfe expects a growing year with a lot of inexperienced players. SK started the year 0-2.

Villa Madonna

VMA went 4-11-1 last year. The Blue Lightning did not submit information. They started this year with a loss and two ties against a tough schedule. Beechwood, Heritage, Holmes, Lloyd and Ludlow do not sponsor boys’ soccer.


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Kenton County girls’ soccer kicks into gear Ludlow

By James Weber

Girls soccer teams are kicking into gear this fall. Here is a look at Kenton County teams:

The Panthers are 0-4-1 to start the year after going 5-12 last season. The Panthers did not submit information to the Recorder.


Notre Dame

The Tigers embark on their first varsity season behind head coach Mark O’Connor. “We’ll leave our paw print wherever we go,” he said. “Though it is our first varsity year, we have some talent and have worked hard in the offseason. Our goal is to have a winning season and hope to establish a name for Beechwood in Northern Kentucky high school girls’ soccer.” Beechwood returns 10 players from last year’s junior varsity team, including four seniors in Ellen Burns, Lesa Gambil, Hillary Miniard and Mackinley Motzer. The Tigers are 1-2, having beaten Ludlow 4-0 for their first varsity win Aug. 24.


The Cougars started this season 2-1 and have five seniors in Kara Heineman, Mallory Robinson, Gracie Warnemunde, Sarah Schock and Jessica Theaderman. Mikayla Turner scored 12 goals in the first three games. Turner and sophomore Brittany Bowers are the top returning scorers with seven apiece. The Cougars graduated Kayla Durden, who


Simon Kenton defender Elyssa Carmony (44) and St. Henry’s Carly McArtor battle for control of the ball. MATTHEW BECK/CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Kenton junior Jessie Cooper (16) brings the ball under control while pressured from St. Henry’s Kelsey O'Daniel (5). scored 18 goals last year. Calvary was 4-9 last year and lost in the 18th District tournament.

Covington Latin

The Trojans have defeated Ludlow and Dayton so far this season. They have several veteran seniors back including Beth Whitacre, Grace Wyatt, Kelsey Sparks, Morrison Elizabeth, Catherine Smith, Abbygail Chaney and Emily Wolz.

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Whitacre had six goals in two games, and Bridgette Hildreth four. Covington Latin was 106 last year. Whitacre had 21 goals and Wyatt 19.

Dixie Heights

Dixie defeated Holmes and Scott to start the season. Dixie was 11-8-1 last year and 18th District runner-up. The Colonels did not submit information to the Recorder.


Holmes is 1-2 to start the season after going 3-11 last year. The Bulldogs did not submit information to the Recorder.

Holy Cross

The Indians are off to a tough 0-4 start against a tough schedule and have given up nine goals in those games. HC was 8-11 last year and 20th District runner-up. The Indians did not submit information to the Recorder.

Sara Raaker returns for her sixth season with a record of 83-20-14. The Pandas were 13-5-2 and regional runner-up. Torrie Lange, Megan Berberich, Courtney Clark, Ally Westling, Heather Shelton, and Shannon Stenger. Lange has committed to Western Kentucky and Berberich to Louisville. Katie Russo, 2007’s leading scorer, is back from sitting out her junior year due to knee surgery. Alexa Clark, a junior in her first year with the program, will contribute to the offense at both striker and midfield. Rachael Rolfsen and Olivia Voskuhl look to build experience at goalkeeper. Ellyn Abdelghany, Chandler Clark, and Corrine Brown are sophomores who return with key varsity and starting experience.


The Eagles started the season 1-2. Head coach Bessie McGraw lists three seniors in Courtney Wren, Jayme Bauer and Megan Radenhausen. Scott was 6-12-2 last year. The Eagles graduated six seniors, including goalkeeper Shelbi Benzinger, a

Mount St. Joseph recruit, leading scorer Ashley Krallman. The Eagles did not submit information to the Recorder.

Simon Kenton

Dusty Jones enters his ninth year at Simon Kenton with 74-76-10 record. SK was 11-9-2 last year and 18th District champions. SK returns five starters in Allison Ponzer, Jill Russell, Kelsey Abel, Jessie Cooper, and Kelsey Russell. Ponzer, Abel and Jill Russell are seniors. Top newcomers are Ashley Repka, Kennedy Vercheak, Hannah Stephenson, Kaitlyn Book, Malorie Steele, Kassidy Able, Meghan Meyer, and Tiffany Landrum.

Villa Madonna

Steve Ridley enters his fifth year as head coach with a record of 42-21-7. VMA was 9-6-3 last year. Returning starters are Kim Schroer, Chloe Nemann, Lauren Mikhail, Kiley Stoll, and Cecily Kennedy. Top newcomers are Alexis Simpson, Megan Barton, Lauren Dumaine, and Elsa Kennedy “Our success this season will be determined by each player performing at their best every time we step onto the field and working together as a team,” Ridley said. Lloyd does not sponsor girls’ soccer.


The following stores and volunteers participated in Project Sticker Shock, our annual campaign against underage drinking.

The campaign warns consumers that supplying alcohol to minors is illegal. The stores allowed our volunteers to place Project Sticker Shock stickers on multi packs of beer.

It takes all of us to make a difference. Thank you to our community partners! Covington Stores: CVS, Dicks Wine & Liquor, Ron’s Sunoco, Covington Liquor,

The Grocery Bag, Stadium Liquor, Covington Tobacco Shop, Gentleman Jim’s, 5th Street Liquor Carryout, Pony Keg Express, Marathon, Kroger Crescent Springs Stores: Remke, Crescent Springs Tobacco, Liquor/Wine, Ameristop Food Mart, Road Ranger, Sunoco, Kremer’s Market Elsmere Stores: Ron’s BP, My Corner, Discount Liquor, Sunoco, Stop N Save, Elsmere Mini Mart Edgewood Stores: Big Kmart, Sunoco, Edgewood Superette Erlanger Stores: CVS, Shell, Speedway, Ameristop Foodmart, Erlanger Tobacco & Food Mart, Gramer’s Market Ft. Mitchell Stores: Kroger, Remke Ft. Wright Stores: Walmart Supercenter, Marathon Independence Stores: Kroger, BP Mart, Good Spirits Wine & Tobacco, Remke, Blue Pantry, Community Liquor, Ameristop Foodmart, In & Out Mart, Hollywood Tobacco & Liquor Taylor Mill Stores: Ameristop Food Mart, Remke





• Melissa Deaton and the Simon Kenton Teen Leadership Club • Erlanger Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) • St. Patrick’s Church, Taylor Mill • Arlene, Katherine and Jack Truitt • Randy, Erica and Lauren Bluford • St. Barbara Church, Turkeyfoot Road • Dixie Heights Youth Service Center • Peggi Benner and Family • Center for Great Neighborhoods, Covington • Ramona Coyle • Diane Martin and Vicki McMullen • Central Bank, Florence • Chief Marc Fields and the Erlanger/Crescent Springs Police Departments • Covington Independent Schools Leadership and Resiliency Club, Mentors and Students • Covington Partners in Prevention • Lazer Kraze for rewarding our volunteers with free laser tag.

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Harlan Hubbard: the Complexity of Simplicity, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Works by Kentucky artist, author, eco-pioneer and riverman Harlan Hubbard. Continues through Sept. 20. $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 4914003; Covington. A Mix of Mediums & Styles, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Reality Tuesday Cafe, 1518 Dixie Highway, Works by Leah Combs. Free. Through Aug. 30. 261-4939; Park Hills.


Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St. Appetizers and drink specials available. Ages 21 and up. Presented by Irish American Theater Company. 491-6659. Covington.


Friends of the Children benefit concert, 7 p.m.-midnight, Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St. Cash bar. Performances by Just Gravy, Revolver and The Turkeys. Benefits Friends of the Children. $10. Presented by Friends of the Children. 4916659; Covington.


Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, Ky. 18 and Camp Ernst Road, From apples to zucchini, and everything in between. With perennial plants, there are annuals and hanging baskets for all occasions. Presented by Boone County Cooperative Extension Service. 5866101. Burlington. Kinman Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Kinman Farms, 4175 Burlington Pike, Fresh produce, baked goods, pumpkins, flowers, and more. 6892682. Boone County.


Enzoani, Blue by Enzoani and Love Bridesmaids Trunk Show, noon-5 p.m. Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Bridal Boutique, 601 Madison Ave. The latest in bridal designs. Special purchasing incentives will apply. Free. Reservations required. 291-9222; Covington.


Family Movie Nights, 7:30 p.m. “Madagascar 2.” Voices by Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and Jada PinkettSmith. Rated PG. Boone Woods Park, Veterans Way and Ky. 18, Bring lawn chair or blanket. Rain moves movie to Conner Middle School. All ages. Free. Presented by Boone County Parks. 334-2283. Burlington.


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


Turfway Turns 50: Photographs and Memorabilia, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Recall Turfway’s first 50 years through exhibits. Also on exhibit at Behringer-Crawford Museum through Oct. 31. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665. Burlington.

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


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


Friends of the Children Benefit Concert, 7 p.m. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St. Music by Just Gravy, with special guests The Turkeys and Revolver. Cash bar and full menu available. Door prizes. Benefits Friends of the Children. $10. Presented by Friends of the Children. 513-354-5673. Covington.


Ricky Nye Inc. 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. With Little Frank and Tom Moore. Chez Nora, 530 Main St. 491-8027. Covington.


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


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


Motion Sick Love Slaves, 10 p.m. Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 342-7000. Erlanger.


American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St. $4. Presented by Northern Kentucky Bridge Club. 689-5743; Elsmere.

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY Beth Moore Live Simulcast, 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m. Immanuel United Methodist Church, 2551 Dixie Highway, Bible teaching and music. $15. RegMoore istration required. 341-5330; Lakeside Park.


Plenty of Fish Meet and Greet Singles Party, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave. Free. 2611029; Latonia. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 2 9


Harlan Hubbard: the Complexity of Simplicity, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 4914003; Covington. A Mix of Mediums & Styles, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Reality Tuesday Cafe, Free. 261-4939; Park Hills.

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Cork and Fork Cooking Class, 2 p.m. Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd. Cooking demonstrations with wine pairings. With Arthur Leech. $30. Reservations required. 426-1042; Crestview Hills.


Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Promenade. Mushrooms, onions, apples, baked goods, pumpkins, cut flowers and more. 292-2163. Covington.


Enzoani, Blue by Enzoani and Love Bridesmaids Trunk Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Bridal Boutique, Free. Reservations required. 291-9222; Covington.


Northern Wrestling Federation, 7 p.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Family friendly entertainment. $10, $8 advance. 426-0490; Fort Wright. S U N D A Y, A U G . 3 0


Industry Appreciation Night, 9 p.m. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St. Three olives bombs with Redbull, Spartan draft, and 1800 Cuervo shots for $3. Molly’s sliders, three, for $5. Ages 21 and up. 491-6659. Covington.


Dinsmore Homestead, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Dinsmore Homestead, 5656 Burlington Pike, 1842 farmhouse and furnishings of the Dinsmore family. Tours begin on the hour; the last tour begins at 4 p.m. Includes gift shop. $5, $3 ages 60 and up, $2 ages 7-17, members and ages 6 and under free. 586-6117; Burlington.


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


Ricky Nye Inc. 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. With Little Frank and Tom Moore. Chez Nora, 4918027. Covington.


Quintana, 10 p.m. Peecox II, 356-1440. Independence.


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


Late Nite Catechism, 7 p.m. Tickets purchased for original production date on April 18 honored. Mary Queen of Heaven School, 1130 Donaldson Highway, Interactive comedy relives Catholic education. Includes dessert social. Benefits Mary Queen of Heaven School. $35. Presented by Mary Queen of Heaven Church. 525-6909; Erlanger.


Simon Kenton High School Class of 1964, 7 p.m.-midnight, Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport, 1717 Airport Exchange Blvd. Dinner, music and dancing. $40 per person. Reservations required. Presented by Simon Kenton High School. 468-8170. Erlanger.

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Irish Session, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St. Irish ballets by Roger. Discounted Irish drafts and Crafts. 491-6659. Covington.


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


Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Malbec Mania. Malbecs from Argentina and other locales. Liquor Direct Covington, Free. 291-2550; Covington.


University of Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari will be signing “Bounce Back: Overcoming Setbacks to Succeed in Business and in Life,” at Borders in Crestview Hills from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1. Call 331-8200.


Enzoani, Blue by Enzoani and Love Bridesmaids Trunk Show, noon-4 p.m. Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Bridal Boutique, Free. Reservations required. 291-9222; Covington.


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


Turfway Turns 50: Photographs and Memorabilia, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 342-2665. Burlington.


Mary Ellen Tanner, 7 p.m. Chez Nora, 530 Main St. 491-8027. Covington.


Romeo and Juliet, 7 p.m. Presidents Park, 281 Dudley Road, Bring seating and optional picnic. Part of Shakespeare in the Park series. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. 331-5330. Edgewood.

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Faith Community United Methodist Church, 4310 Richardson Road, All ages. Free. 282-8889. Independence. M O N D A Y, A U G . 3 1


Bluegrass Session, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St. BBC Bourbon Barrel Stout, BBC Seasonal and BBC Seasonal Cask, $3. With Scott Risner and Friends. Presented by Irish American Theater Company. 491-6659. Covington.


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


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


John Calipari, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Borders Books, Music and Cafe Crestview Hills, 2785 Dixie Highway, University of Kentucky head basketball coach discusses and signs “Bounce Back: Overcoming Setbacks to Succeed in Business and in Life.”. Free. 331-8200. Crestview Hills.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES Baby Time, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Children’s Activity Center. On-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books and begins to build six pre-reading skills through books, finger plays, songs and playtime. Ages birth to 18 months. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 3422665; Burlington. Babies & Tots, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Children’s Activity Center. On-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books and begins to build six pre-reading skills through books, finger plays, songs and playtime. Ages birth to 2 1/2 years. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 3422665; Burlington. Toddler Tales, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities. Ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Burlington. Bookworms, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Boone County Main Library, Free. 342-2665; Burlington.

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


Alexandria Fair & Horse Show, 6:45 p.m.-11 p.m. Parade and ceremony. Alexandria Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Lane, Rides, livestock shows, pageants and horse show. All ages. $7 ages 3 and up. Through Sept. 7. 635-2667. Alexandria.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 7:05 p.m. vs. Lake Erie Crushers. Liberty’s X-treme Reading Team Night. Champion Window Field, $10 VIP, $8.50, $6 lawn. 594-4487; Florence. T H U R S D A Y, S E P T . 3


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



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

Beginner Lindy Hop Series, 8 p.m.-9 p.m. Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Learn basic steps to classic swing dance and other moves to get started. Stay after class for open dancing. $40 four-class session; $12 one night. 513-290-9022; Covington.



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


Florence Freedom Baseball, 7:05 p.m. vs. Lake Erie Crushers. Two for Tuesday. Champion Window Field, 7950 Freedom Way, VIP includes wait service. $10 VIP, $8.50, $6 lawn. Presented by Florence Freedom Professional Baseball. 594-4487; Florence.

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


Board Game Night, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Come and play one of our board games or bring own games. Free.9/24/2009 12:00:00 AM 432-2326. Covington.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 7:05 p.m. vs. Lake Erie Crushers.Thirsty Thursday. Champion Window Field, $10 VIP, $8.50, $6 lawn. 5944487; Florence.


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 7 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Screening of 1998 film. Free popcorn and cash bar. $5. 957-1940. Covington.

LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS Book Discussion, 7 p.m. Gear up for release of Catching Fire. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Ages 12 and up. Free. Registration required, available online. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 3422665; Burlington.



The Cincinnati Salsa Festival returns to Sawyer Point and expands to a four-day event from Thursday, Aug. 27, through Sunday, Aug. 30. It includes entertainment for all ages – music, dance, a children’s world with games and rides, dance workshops, concessions and performances, including headliners Chamaco Rivera and the Casablanca Tribute to Tito Puente. From 7-10 p.m. Thursday, there is a free concert by Son del Caribe and a free Salsa class at Fountain Square. A pre-party is 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, at the Contemporary Arts Center. Cost is $15. The festival is noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. It is free. Dancing workshops will be held Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency of Cincinnati for beginner to advanced dancers for $15. Visit

Tiny Tots, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Children’s Activity Center. On-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books and begins to build six pre-reading skills through books, finger plays, songs and playtime. Ages 18 months to 2 1/2 years. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Burlington. Family Storytime, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Children ages develop pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities. Guardian/parent welcome. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Burlington.


FreestoreFoodbank is hosting Rubber Duck Regatta Duck Sales from 11 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Jeff Wyler, 949 Burlington Pike, Florence. Purchase ducks for the 15th annual Rubber Duck Regatta Sept. 6. Owner of the first duck to cross the finish line wins a 2010 Honda Insight and a chance to win $1 million. Ducks are also available online: Proceeds to benefit the FreestoreFoodbank. Call 888-4730907.


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Event celebrates recovery month Northern Kentucky People Advocating Recovery (PAR), will be hosting its fifth celebration of recovery at Goebel Park in Covington on Sept. 19 from noon until 3 p.m. Free food and entertainment will be provided. This event is part of the 20th anniversary of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, recognizing people in recovery from substance use disorders, as well as their families, friends, and treatment providers. The entire community is welcome. Every September, Recovery Month events remind us about the reality of the dis-

ease of addiction, the importance of making treatment accessible, and the advantages of communication and education, which can open doors to treatment, support, and long-term recovery. This year's theme, Together We Learn, Together We Heal, promotes the need for better awareness about addiction and educates the entire community about the importance of access to treatment and recovery tools. For more information contact Charlotte Wethington at Transitions Grateful Life Center, 359-4500,

Success by 6 at MQH

Five-year-olds were tested for Kindergarten at Mary, Queen of Heaven School in Erlanger. The testing was part of the Boone County Schools “Success By 6� Program. The county tests approximately 1,900 five year olds entering Kindergarten in Boone County. 36 students were tested at Mary, Queen of Heaven School.


Layne Rabe and her mom, Paige wait to be tested.


Joan Fitzsimmons, District Health Coordinator for Boone County Schools weighs five year old Jack Ledbetter as part of the health screening.

Jullia Carrion is being tested by Speech Pathologist, Susan Forman.


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“As we head into the fall and winter season, swine flu is expected to continue to affect our community,� said Steven R. Katkowsky, M.D., District Director of Health. “The best way to plan for this unusual flu season is to become informed. These community presentations are the first phase of an ongoing public information campaign to educate Northern Kentucky residents in hopes of reducing the spread of the infection in our community.� The Health Department has also planned a summit on swine flu for professionals, including health care workers, local government officials and school staff on Sept. 9. Professionals wanting more information or to register should contact Taffiny Paul at 341-4264, ext. 2226. For more information on the swine flu, please visit the Health Department's Web site at Anyone with questions about the community presentations may contact Emily Gresham Wherle at 344-5470 or Emily.


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Art Affair benefits child abuse prevention Family Nurturing Center is hosting the 15th annual Art Affair, a live art and silent auction on Friday, Aug. 28, at The Grand in Covington. Tickets to Art Affair - Fiesta Artistica are $60 in advance and $70 at the door. All proceeds benefit Family Nurturing Center’s comprehensive programs designed to prevent, educate and treat all forms of child abuse and neglect and promote healthy family relationships. “We’ve planned a special ‘trip to Spain,’ complete with flamenco dancers, sangria, and more,” said Laura Cook Kroeger, chair of the

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Ronnie R. Maloney Jr., 10242 Locust Pike, no operators - moped license, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphrenalia at E. 43rd St., Aug. 11. David T. Thompkins, 1012 York St., no operators - moped license, possession of marijuana at 1722 Madison Ave., Aug. 10. Todd Negich, No Address Given, serving warrant at 1026 Madison Ave., Aug. 10. Daniel L. Haubner Jr., 33 W. 28th St., fourth degree assault, at 33 W. 28th St., Aug. 10. Robert Gregory, No Address Given, serving bench warrant for court at John Roebling Bridge, Aug. 12. Kevin D. Emerson, 1598 Anthony St., disregarding stop sign, operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol, trafficking in controlled substance within 1000 yards of school, third possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphrenalia at W. 6th St., Aug. 12. Maichael A. Gray, 916 Boone St., theft at 220 E. 12th St., Aug. 11. Luke A. Grippa, 1332 Kendall St., 2Nd Fl., failure to improper signal, trafficking in marijuana at 726 Greenup St., Aug. 11. Adam J. Sturwold, 141 Grace Ct., Apt. 2, fourth degree assault at I75 N., Aug. 13. Lisa Simon, 116 Indian Creek Dr., disregarding stop sign, first degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs at Hideaway Dr., Aug. 11. Robert E. Cain, 2514 Alden Ct., fourth degree assault at 2514 Alden Ct., Aug. 16. Jason L. Lawrence, 202 W. 34Th St., public intoxication-control substance, third degree terroristic threatening at Caroline Ave., Aug. 15. Guillermo C. Correra, 205 Pike Shl, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphrenalia, tampering with physical evidence at 600 Philadelphia St., Aug. 13. Danny L. Jones, No Address Given, theft at 613 W. 4th St., Aug. 13. Alyssa L. Poling, 7170 County Rd., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphrenalia at 600 W. 3rd St., Aug. 13. Abner U. Santiago Carrero, 2033 Garrard St., first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphrenalia at 220 W. 19th St., Aug. 13. Ian M. Henry, 615 Overton St., carrying a concealed weapon at 1300 Garrard St., Aug. 13. Kenneth R. Roberts, 1935 State Ave., theft at 1318 Madison Ave., Aug. 12. James D. Norton, 131 E. 10Th St., cultivating in marijuana, posses-

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sion of marijuana, possession of drug paraphrenalia at 131 E. 10th St., Aug. 16. Rochelle L. Mason, 103 Stonehenge Dr., first degree possession of a controlled substance, third degee possession of a controlled substance at 1100 Scott St., Aug. 15. David F. Russell, 1614 Euclid Ave., failure to comply with sex offender registration, registered sex offender registration restrictions at 1614 Euclid Ave., Aug. 10.

Incidents/investigations Assault

A man was assaulted by another man at Garrard St., Aug. 10. A woman was assaulted by a man at Greenup St., Aug. 11. A woman was assaulted by a man at Bush St., Aug. 13. A woman was assaulted by a man at Crisnic Ct., Aug. 14. A woman was assaulted by a man at E. 25th St., Aug. 14. A man grabbed a woman and threatened her at E. 16th St., Aug. 13. A man was punched in the mouth at W. Pike St., Aug. 12. A woman was assaulted by a man at Clark St., Aug. 16. A woman was struck in the face at W. 9th St., Aug. 15. A man was assaulted by two other men at Main St., Aug. 15.


An air conditioner and stereo was stolen at 13 E. 18th St., Aug. 10. A TV was stolen at 322 E. 42nd St., Aug. 11. An air conditioner, water heater and refrigerator were stolen at 913 Baker St., Aug. 13. Several items were stoelen from a business at 704 Main St., Aug. 16. A computer and MP3 player was stolen at 416 W. 9th St., Aug. 16. Several items were stolen at 2601 Alden Ct., Aug. 15. A TV was stolen at 1123 Banklick St., Aug. 15. Several tools were stolen at 510 E. 21st St., Aug. 15. $125 in cash and about $20 in change was stolen at 718 Southern Ave., Aug. 15. A bar was broken into at 417 Scott St., Aug. 15. Prescription medication and cash






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POLICE REPORTS was stolen at 3486 Clover Ave., Aug. 14. A TV was stolen at 811 Greenup St., Aug. 14. A DVD and DVD player was stolen at 1325 Garrard St., Aug. 14. A computer, MP3 player, and camcorder were stolen at 47 Hideaway Dr., Aug. 14.


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Second degree criminal mischief

$800 worth of vehicle damage reported at 112 Ridgewood Drive, Aug. 15.

Theft by unlawful taking

$548 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 500 Clock Tower Way, Aug. 13. $80 reported stolen at 337 Terry Lane, Aug. 16. $4,000 worth of jewelry/precious metals reported stolen at 1261

Pacific Avenue, Aug. 14. $763 worth of jewelry/precious metals reported stolen at 624 Hallam Avenue, Aug. 17. Reported at 2518 Ravenwood Road, Aug. 19.

$200 worth of vehicle damage reported at 693 Bromley Crescent Springs Road, Aug. 14.

$150 worth of vehicle damage reported at 25 Atlantic Avenue, Aug. 17. $500 worth of vehicle damage reported at 2522 Ravenwood Road, Aug. 16.

Third degree terroristic threatening

Third degree criminal mischief

Third degree criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking

$500 worth of firearms reported stolen at 3135 Dixie Highway, Aug. 14. Reported at Turkeyfoot Road, Aug. 15. Reported at Pacific Avenue, Aug. 18.


Marc A Rozier, 31, 868 Northbend Road, no registration plates, careless driving, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol at I-75, Aug. 13. Parker J Lillie III, 21, 5055 Petersburg Road, careless driving, operating motor vehicle under the influence, possession of marijuana at I-75, Aug. 14.

Incidents/investigations Careless driving, operating motor vehicle under the influence, possession of marijuana

$10 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at I-75, Aug. 14.

First degree criminal mischief, second degree burglary

$5,000 worth of damage to structure reported at 45 Carriage Hill Drive, Aug. 17.

Fourth degree assault, third degree terroristic threatening

Repored at 3161 Riggs Avenue, Aug. 14.

Fraudulent use of credit card

$39.95 reported stolen at 31 Sagebrush Lane, Aug. 17.


Reported at Jefferson Davis Place, Aug. 17.

Operating motor vehicle under the influence, public intoxication Reported at 2513 Hazelwood Drive, Aug. 4.

Possession of marijuana

$10 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at 3220 Meadow Lane, Aug. 15.

Second degree burglary

$4,900 worth of household goods reported stolen at 2515 Woodhill


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Paul Alderson Jr.

Paul D. Alderson Jr., 45, Covington, died Aug. 15, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. His father, Paul Alderson Sr. of Elsmere, survives. Burial was in Mary E. Smith Memorial Cemetery, Elsmere. Jones, Simpson & Gee Funeral Home, Covington, handled the arrangements.

Casey Beck

Casey Lawrence Beck, 45, Florence, died Aug. 15, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He worked in warranties for Kelly Service Toyota. Survivors include his son, Thomas Brown of Grant County; mother, Geraldine Beck of Erlanger; father, Arthur Beck of Erlanger; sister, Michelle Koch of Grant County; and grandmother, Margaret Brown of Glencoe. Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Margaret Towe Brady

Margaret Towe Brady, 82, of Erlanger died Aug. 18, 2009, at Woodcrest Manor, Erlanger. She was a homemaker, retail salesperson for Casual Corner and Hit or Miss and member of the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington. Her husband, Thomas P. Brady, died in July. Survivors include her sons, Patrick Brady of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Tommy P. Brady of Covington; brother, Paul Towe of Erlanger; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorials: American Cancer


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John Gillispie

John B. Gillispie, 86, of Elsmere, died Aug. 19, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a truck driver and member of Cornerstone Church of God, Erlanger. His wife, Beulah Gillispie, died previously. Survivors include his son, David Gillispie of Falmouth; daughter, Linda Seaman of Union; brother, Ray Gillispie of Georgetown; sister, Dorothy Moore of Florence; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

William Clark

William L. Clark, 81, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Erlanger, died July 19, 2009. at his home. He was a vice president of engineering for KZF design in Walnut Hills, an Army Corps of Engineers veteran and engineer for the Boone County Planning Commission for 15 years, Brooks Hershey in Phoenix and member of Lakeside Presbyterian Church. His first wife, Lorraine Clark; second wife, Barbara Joyce Clark; daughter, Kathleen White; stepson, Timothy Davis; and stepdaughter, Kim Baker, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Wayne Clark of Crestview Hills, Thomas Clark of Edgewood, Brian Clark of Owenton; stepdaughters, Patricia Kendall of Gilbert, Ariz., Barbara Jean Weiss of San Antonio, Texas, and Lisa Callahan of Trenton, N.J.; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, Erlanger, handled arrangements. Memorials: Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 2690 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017.

John Hagedorn

John “Jack” A. Hagedorn, 76, Erlanger, died Aug. 15, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a salesman for Knapp Shoes in Brockton, Mass. and member of Mary Queen of Heaven Church in Erlanger. His wife, Joan Fessler Hagedorn, died in 2007. Survivors include his sons, Daniel and Dale Hagedorn of Warsaw; daughter, Debbie Chessey of Cincinnati; brother, Tim Hagedorn of Burlington; sister, LaVerne Sullivan of Florida; six 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.

Thelma Cooper

Thelma M. Cooper, 43, Falmouth, died Aug. 16, 2009, at her home. Survivors include her husband, Frank Cooper; sons, Shane Gaunt of Gallatin County, Joseph and Jesse Cooper of Falmouth; daughter, Jody Cooper of Campbell County; brothers, Greg Bowling of Kenton County and Lionel Bowling of Owsley County; sister, Sherry





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Gaige Alan Pyles, 7 months, of Elsmere, died Aug. 17, 2009, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His brother, Shane Town, died in 1999. Survivors include his mother, Johnna Town of Elsmere; father, Matthew Pyles of Elsmere; sister, Caitlyn Town; brothers, Michael and Jack Town, all of Elsmere; grandparents, Sue Griffin of Elsmere, J.T. Gulley of Sanders, Sissy Miller of Covington and Gary Pyles of Florida; and great-grandmother, Jean Akins of Grant County. Memorials: Gaige Pyles Memorial Fund, Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home,11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051.

Robert Reinhart

Robert Howard Reinhart, 86, of Tulsa, Okla. formerly of Erlanger, died Aug. 19, 2009, at Forest Hills Health Care Center in Broken Arrow, Okla. He was a mechanic for American Airlines and a member of the United Methodist Church and Transport Workers Union. Survivors include his daughters, Shauna L. Reinhart of Kerrville, Texas, Susan Jane Reinhart of Corpus Christi, Texas and Consuela N. Reinhart of Louisville. Stith Funeral Home, Florence, handled the arrangements.

Lula Tallent

Lula Tallent, 93, Erlanger, died Aug. 20, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Survivors include her daughter, Myrna Sayers of Erlanger; sister, Eunice Muncy of Florida; and two stepgrandchildren.

Edna Vessing

Edna Marie Tungate Vessing, 93, of Independence died Aug. 20, 2009, at Grant Manor, Williamstown. She was a home economist for Cincinnati Gas & Electric Co. Her husbands, Viley J. Riddell and “Buck” Lawrence Vessing, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Sue Gouge of Crittenden, J. Gayle McClure and June Williams of Independence; sons, Ronald Riddell of Latonia and Billy Riddell of Mineola, Texas; 14 grandchildren; 30 greatgrandchildren; and four great-greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Dry Ridge. Memorials: Ashland Avenue Baptist Church, 2735 Ashland Ave., Covington, KY 41015; or Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Troy Vohl

Troy D. Vohl, 45, Florence, died Aug. 17, 2009, at his home. He was a laborer for Rumpke Corp. in Northern Kentucky, member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Ludlow and a Marine Corps veteran. Survivors include his mother, Judith A. Noel; stepfather, James L. Richardson Sr.; and brothers, James L. Richardson Jr. of Newport, Brian S. and Gary Vohl of Cov-



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Frank Weatherford

Frank Weatherford, 85, Edgewood, died Aug. 11, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a World War II Army veteran and member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Jean Weatherford; sons, Earl Martin Weatherford of Edgewood and Gary Weatherford of Florence; sisters, Mildred Duncan of Florida and Grace Baker of Florence; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren. Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes and Crematory handled the arrangements.

Rosa Whittington

Rosa Fay Whittington, 79, Crittenden, died Aug. 20, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a laundry attendant at Turfway Laundromat in Florence. Her husband, James C. Whittington, died in 1995 and son, James Whittington, died in 1999. Survivors include her sons, Rusty Whittington of Crescent Springs, Steven Whittington of Falmouth, daughters, Sandra Markley of Covington, Jacqueline Embry of Crittenden and Pamela Olliges of Ludlow; brothers, Larry Daily of Noorefield, W.Va. and Carey Elwood Daily of Corbin; sister, Jean Cooper of Lexington, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and five greatgreat-grandchildren. Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, Ludlow, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Northern Kentucky Animal Shelter, 1020 Mary Laidley Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.


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There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…

died Aug. 12, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Survivors include his mother, Helen McIntosh Bell of Covington; brothers, Eugene Bell of Covington and R.D. Bell of Erlanger. Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home, Covington, handled the arrangements.

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