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Freshman keeps taking the plunge

Bailey Harrison has big goals for his first year at Dixie Heights High School. As a freshman, Bailey wants to take first place in the state’s high school diving competition. Last year, while still attending middle school the Erlanger resident took third place in the same competition. Read how Bailey is preparing to fulfill his goal and what others have to say about his drive to dive. SCHOOLS, A6

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Church keeps Labor Day rocking Coming up roses

By Regan Coomer

Celebrate Labor Day with fireworks, live music, games, raffles and a homemade chicken dinner at the St. Cecilia Labor Day Weekend Festival Sept. 4-6. Named the 2010 No. 1 Church Festival of the Year by City Beat, the St. Cecilia Festival is known for providing a variety of fun for every taste. “We really just focus on trying to have something for everybody,” she said. “We have different themes, rides and booth each year.” New to the 2010 festival are themed music nights. Saturday Sept. 4 has been dubbed County Music Night and will feature live music by KY Myle at 7 p.m. and Marty Raybon of Shenandoah at 9 p.m.; Sunday Sept. 5 is Classic Rock Night kicking off at 7 p.m. with AM and at 9 p.m. with Frontiers, a Journey tribute band; and Monday Sept. 6 is Family Fun Day with The Remains at 4 p.m. and the Van-Dells at 7 p.m. “We’re trying something different with the themes to pique everybody’s interest,” Pretty said. While the church is shaking things up, the old favorites are back at the festival, including a

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Alsatia Corwin and Matthew Tarka of the 4H Young Entrepreneurs Club help Alicia Dawson and her children, Avery, Luke and Chloe, pick out some flowers at the Erlanger Farmer's Market on Aug. 26.

Parade and bonfire on the way By Jason Brubaker

On Sept. 22, students and teachers from the Erlanger/ Elsmere School District will be marching through the streets of Erlanger, yelling and screaming, before they arrive to Lloyd Memorial High School, where they plan to start a fire. But don’t worry - it’s all in fun. “Last year, it was a blast and we want to make it even bigger this year,” said Lloyd teacher Jessica Rouse of the annual homecoming parade and bonfire. “We want this to become a community event that people really look forward to all year.” The parade will start at 6 p.m. that night in the parking lot of St. Henry Church on Dixie Highway, where the football players, cheerleaders, marching band and students from every school in the district will gather. Rouse, who is

organizing the event, said they are also inviting local businesses and alumni groups to participate. She said that the groups can be as large or small as they want, and current students will even help them with making a sign or banner to carry in the parade. “Whether it’s the entire class of 1975 or maybe just the baseball team of 1992, we want to get as many alumni involved as possible,” she said. “We want our kids to see that people are proud of being Juggernauts, because that will only build our school spirit.” The parade will travel down Dixie Highway to Bartlett Avenue, and will eventually wind up on the side lawn of Lloyd Memorial, where they will start the bonfire. The bonfire is open to everyone, and will serve as a chance to catch up with old friends and build excitement for Lloyd’s homecoming game against Montgomery County on Friday night.

However Rouse, who said she received a lot of positive feedback from the event last year, said there is a bigger goal than generating excitement for the football game. By getting more community members involved in the festivities, she said they’re hoping to establish a much stronger relationship between the school and the community. “By building relationships with the businesses and keeping our alumni involved, it opens a lot of doors for our students,” she said. “That’s why it’s so important to get as many people participating as possible.” Anyone interested in participating in the parade should contact Rouse as soon as possible, and no later than Sept. 15. She can be reached at 727-1555, ext. 45, or by sending an e-mail to

Kenton Co. Alliance to increase programs Facebook draws on history

Two residents, from two different Kenton County communities have taken it upon themselves to start up Facebook pages that educate, and celebrate, the towns they live in. Richard Hines started Old Seminary Square and Erce Gokham Park Hills, KY. Each post photos and share in discussions about their neighboring towns, showing the power of networking with residents and friends about community. Read more about their works, and why they decided to do it, in this week’s Life section. LIFE, B1

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By Jason Brubaker

Armed with new data, the Kenton County Alliance is looking to increase their programs to reduce alcohol and tobacco usage in Kenton County teenagers. Recently-released results from the 2008 Kentucky Incentives for Prevention (KIP) test showed that students in Kenton County, on average, have used tobacco and alcohol more than the state or national averages. The KIP is a free survey, offered every two years, by the Kentucky Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy and the Federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. The survey, which has been given in the county in 2006 and 2008, questions students in grades, 6, 8, 10 and 12 anonymously about using alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, as well as about issues such as school violence and gambling. Fourteen Kenton County schools, both public and private,

took the test in 2008, although the identities of those schools are confidential. “It’s really about changing a culture, and that takes time,” said Kathy Nafus, a coordinator with the Alliance, which is based in Erlanger. “I’m optimistic we can bring about a change, but it’s going to take a team effort, with multiple sources delivering the same message to our children.” According to the data, 20 percent of the 10th-grade students surveyed in Kenton County had smoked cigarettes within the last 30 days, compared to the national average of 12.3 percent. The Alliance had previously discovered that, on average, youth in Kenton County who smoke or use tobacco begin smoking by the age of 12. “That’s really staggering when you think about it,” said Nafus. “That means there are people who start younger than 12, which is just startling to hear.” Nafus said that the data also showed that alcohol usage by Kenton County youth was higher

than the state average, as were the numbers for prescription drug abuse in 12th-graders, although she said that number has been going down. She said the Alliance has been targeting prescription drug abuse with a new program that places drop boxes at local police stations. Currently, six stations in Kenton County have the drop boxes, which allow residents to dispose of unwanted, unused or leftover prescription drugs. “It’s too soon into that program to really look for trends, but we certainly hope it’s having an impact,” she said. “It’s been great to see it grow, and hopefully when we get more numbers, we can see that’s it been an effective tool for us.” She also said the Alliance is focusing on reducing alcohol and tobacco use through a number of initiatives. She said they continue to support the proposed smoking ban that has been discussed by Northern Kentucky officials over the last year, and they also are in the second year of their “Sticker Shock” program, designed to pre-

vent residents from purchasing alcohol for minors. The program involves visiting local retailers during the spring, prior to graduations and prom, and placing bright orange stickers on cases of beer that alert the buyer to the possible penalties of purchasing alcohol for underage drinkers. “That’s been going really well, and we hope that it continues to get bigger,” she said. The KIP is expected to be given to Kenton County students again this year in October. Once data is received and analyzed from that test, Nafus said they may be able to start looking for early trends in the numbers, although she admitted they’ll probably need at least five tests, or ten years’ worth of data, before they can really judge the numbers. “It takes a long time to get people to change their attitudes, but we’ll just continue to work at it,” she said. “If we all work together, I really believe we can make a difference.” For more information, visit

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September 2, 2010

Tea party protests library’s rising taxes By Regan Coomer

The Northern Kentucky Tea Party is questioning the Kenton County Public Library’s tax increases over the last few years. Tea party members attended the library board meeting en masse Aug. 17 to protest a vote to increase the Kenton library’s taxes to 11.3 cents per $100 of assessed value. “They need to reign themselves in and get it under control,” said Tea Party representative Garth Kuhnhein. “And we wonder why businesses don’t want to come to Kenton County.” Tea party representatives say the library is taking increases above the allowed amount, but the library, like cities, is allowed by law to enact a compensating rate plus and additional 4 percent, said Library Director Dave Schroeder. The compensating rate is determined by the state to generate the same amount of money in taxes as the year before, and when added with the allowed 4 percent, an actual increase is always more than 4 percent. “That formula was set by the Kentucky legislature and it was recently reaffirmed by the attorney general. We

receive a letter in the mail that gives us a compensating rate and a 4 percent rate and that’s what we work from,” Schroeder said. After hearing comments from visitors, including the tea party, the KCPL Board decided to take an additional 2 percent on the compensating rate, rather than 4 percent, an actual increase of 8 percent from last year’s rate: 10.4 cents per $100 of assessed value.Prior to this year, the KCPL had raised taxes by 4 percent on top of the compensating rate for the last 5 years. “There needs to be some changes made in the way library boards are established. The fiscal court has no control over them and the voting public has no control,” Kuhnhein said. Kuhnhein hopes the tea party’s input will convince the library board to reconsider their tax rates. If not, the tea party may file a petition to lower the tax. However, Schroeder said the library board did what it felt was fiscally responsible when members voted to approve a tax increase. State aid has been cut while health care and retirement costs have gone up, Schroeder said, on top of a short-

fall in actual revenue in the last year. On the flip side, the library is being used more and more.Circulation was up 7 percent last year, a “huge jump” for a library that circulated 2.28 million items last year, Schroeder said. Program attendance was also up 14 percent, Schroeder said. “During these hard fiscal times we’re being overwhelmed with customers. We are doing our best to keep costs under control, but there are some things you have to pay for like retirement, healthcare and utilities,” he said. Taxes aside, the tea party is also opposed to the planned renovations to the Covington library. “That’s a wonderful library in Covington and it functions quite well,” Kuhnhein said. “Spending $11.5 million on an existing building is just not warranted.” However, Schroeder said the Covington branch’s roof, boiler and air flow system need to be replaced, the stairwells and elevator aren’t compliant with code and the electrical system, installed in the ‘70s, is not equipped to handle the several hundred computers in the building.

BRIEFLY To the dogs

Boone County recently announced they have pulled out of the talks for now. Officials in Kenton and Campbell County continue to discuss the ban, but no official action has been taken. The event will be held at the Receptions Conference Center on Donaldson Road in Erlanger, and will begin at 7:15 a.m. The cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members, or $25 for non-members. For more information, or to reserve a spot, visit

The Cherry Hill Swim & Dive Team is inviting dog owners to swim with their dogs from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 6. The cost is $5 per dog. All dogs must have rabies certificate or letter from a veterinarian stating shots are current. Dogs must stay under the owner's control at all times. Owners must clean up after their dogs. Cherry Hill Swim Club is located at 705 Peach Tree Lane in Erlanger. Overflow parking is available at St. Henry District High School. For more information, call 859-371-9979.


The Erlanger and Elsmere city buildings will be closed on Sept. 6 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Emergency services will still be available by calling 911, or by contacting the Erlanger dispatch center at 727-2424. Both buildings will re-open on Sept. 7 with normal business hours. Contact Erlanger at 727-2525 or Elsmere at 342-7911.

Smoking ban discussion

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will discuss the pros and cons of a potential smoking ban in Northern Kentucky at their next Eggs ‘N Issues meeting on Sept. 21. The smoking ban has been a topic of discussion for all three counties over the last year, although

Lions to host golf outing By Jason Brubaker

dinner for all of the players. All of the proceeds will go toward the Lions, said Meese, who said the club sometimes spends close to $1,000 each month providing assistance to residents. He said the club, which will celebrate their 70th anniversary this year, works closely with several local eye doctors to get discounted rates, but with a tough economy, they’re seeing more demand than ever before. “With things the way they are right now, a lot of people are in need and we’re trying to keep up,” he said. “This is always important, but it may be even more important this year, just because we’re seeing more people who need our help.” Sponsorships are still available for the outing, which will begin at 10:30 a.m. For more information, or to register, contact tournament director Bill Yates at 630-1054 or, or contact Meese at 331-4619.

The Covington/Kenton Lions will host their annual Jim Kelly Memorial “Drive Out Blindness” Golf Scramble on Sept. 8 at the Twin Oaks Golf Course in Covington. The outing, named after the former pediatrician and Lions Club member, will help the club raise money to continue their mission of helping residents get eyeglasses and vision assistance. This will be the 17th tournament hosted by the club. “This is one of our biggest events, and it’s very important that we raise as much as possible so we can help more people out,” said president Bernie Meese. “It’s always a great time, and it’s a way for people to really help us spread our mission.” The outing, which will be $90 per player, will feature a shotgun start and will include door prizes, a silent auction and raffles in addition to the golf. There will also be lunch and a steak

Rocking fireworks show Sunday evening as well as the homemade chicken dinner costing $8 for adults and $5 for kids and the Classic Car Raffle drawing Monday. The classic car up for grabs this year is a ‘57 Thunder-

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Continued from A1 bird. Winners of the raffle also have the choice to take $50,000 instead of the car. Making sure the festival is family friendly is also important to St. Cecilia, Pretty said. “We’re trying to keep things affordable. Some festivals are raising their prices, but we’re keeping our costs the same.” All proceeds of the festival benefit the school and church. For more information about the St. Cecilia Labor Day Festival, including a schedule, visit


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River Ridge sees big increase in enrollment By Jason Brubaker

Things are a little more crowded around River Ridge Elementary these days. And the administrators couldn’t be happier. The school’s enrollment is up to 1,064 students this year, an increase of close to 150 students from last year. The most noticeable increase has been seen at the first-grade level, where two additional classes had to be added this year, including one in the week before school started. “I think it’s exciting, because it means people want their children to go to school here,” said assistant principal Kelly Conner. “It shows us that we have a lot

of positive things going on here.” Principal Shawna Harney said the school had a feeling that the increase in enrollment was going to happen, seeing as how they had one of their largest kindergarten classes last year. River Ridge draws students from Villa Hills, Erlanger, Crescent Springs, Bromley, Lakeside Park and Fort Mitchell, offering classes for students in preschool through fifth grade. However, she said they couldn’t anticipate the need for two more full first grade classes, which has brought them to nine total. They had received approval and funding for two more teachers - one first grade and one second grade - heading into


River Ridge first-grade teacher Mikel Meyer works with Jason Kreinbrink and Brynn Guenther on August 26. Meyer is one of three new homeroom teachers this year at the school, whose enrollment is up almost 150 students. the year, but they quickly needed to add one more in the days leading up to the school year just to accommodate the incoming stu-

dents. And even though the three new homeroom teachers required some shuffling of classrooms and last-

minute supply orders, she said there wasn’t any major concerns. “It wasn’t anything huge, it was just doing of more of what we normally do in trying to get ready for the year,” she said. “We’re lucky enough to have some rooms that we could use, and things have gone pretty smoothly in getting everyone settled in.” Harney and Conner both pointed to the school’s academic record as reasons why enrollment might be up this year, and why they expect the trend to continue. The school has consistently met or exceeded the standards and goals for state testing, such as the CATS test, and has been recognized by the district in the

past for their efforts. “There’s a lot of school options for families in this area, and the fact that we’ve been able to grow reaffirms that we’re doing a good job,” said Harney. “It’s been exciting to see so many kids and parents eager to come here.” Even better, the additional students haven’t changed the school’s dynamic or altered their mission, said Harney. “We have a structure set up here that gives us a small school feel, and it’s basically been business as usual so far,” she said. “We’re just very happy to have them all here.” For information, visit or call 341-5260.

Kenton County dispatch talks delayed a month By Regan Coomer

and Jason Brubaker

Despite hopes of a tentative 911 dispatch agreement before a meeting with Erlanger Aug. 23, not much got done, said Judge-executive Ralph Drees. “Nothing took place,” he said. “It might have if we didn’t have different sets of numbers that we’d never seen before.” Tuesday marked the first time Erlanger and Kenton County had discussed a possible merger of 911 dispatch systems since February. The lack of results was the due to disparity between the numbers each entity brought to the table, Drees said, explaining that while “we’re not that far apart, the way they go about it is totally different.” Earlier in the day, Drees told the Fiscal Court he would “love” to walk out of the meeting with a “tentative agreement.” However, now it appears another month is needed for Kenton and Erlanger to sort out the opposing numbers, Drees said, estimating the earliest a merged dispatch system could begin would be July 1, 2011. Erlanger City Administrator Linda Carter agreed another month is needed before talks can proceed. “We’re going to fine tune some of our numbers and come back with a proposal for the county, and we’ll see

what happens from that point,” she said. “These discussions have been going on for a while, so it’s important we all have the most up-to-date numbers and information before we make any decision. So we’ll come back with what we have, put it on the table, and go from there.” Carter’s timeline is a little

shorter than Drees’; she said it would take at least six months for a merger to go online if an agreement is reached. By the time Erlanger meets again with Kenton County officials, Carter expects to have a new proposal ready for the county’s perusal. Kenton’s current proposal on the table would

require the county to pay half of the merger costs, $400,000, with the state paying the other half as part of a merger incentive program the first year, and then $200,000 annually for the next five years. Under this proposal, Erlanger would not have to contribute any funds to the needed equipment upgrades for a merger.

“I think we’re being more than fair,” Drees said. Another change at the next meeting could be the attedance of Judge-executive hopeful Steve Arlinghaus at the invitation of Kenton County and Erlanger, Carter said. Erlanger dispatches for 11 cities: Erlanger, Elsmere, Bromley, Edgewood, Villa

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Golden Age club offers fun for seniors By Jason Brubaker

Nancy Rece said there’s a very definite way to tell people enjoy being a member of the Golden Age Social Club. “Whenever it comes time to start the business part of our meeting, we have to ask people to quiet down a couple of times because they’re just enjoying talking with each other and catching up,” said the chairperson of the board with a laugh. “You can just see how much they all enjoy getting together.” The Golden Age Club, which is based at the Edgewood Senior Center, was started in 1986 to give seniors an opportunity to get together and enjoy social activities. The club now boasts close to 200 members, and their activities agendas have expanded to

include guest speakers, lunches and even trips, such as a week-long visit to Cape Cod coming up at the end of September. They also take smaller trips throughout the year, such as heading down to Keeneland in Lexington for horse racing, touring the Flowerman Warehouse in Cincinnati, or enjoying a luncheon at Whitmore’s Bed & Breakfast among their English gardens. “It’s a lot of fun, and it’s a great way to meet new people and stay connected in the community,” said Phil Landwehr, the club’s membership coordinator and a member since 2007. “The trips are a blast too, because you get to see some thing and do some thing that you may not otherwise get a chance to do.” The club monthly at the senior center, where they discuss and old and

new business before getting out the cards and games for the members. The club also looks to raise money for local charities with monthly games of “split the pot.” Rece said they regularly have around 100 members at each meeting, although they are looking to add more. The yearly dues are $5, and the club is open to anyone over the age of 60. “We definitely would love to have more people involved,” said Rece. “It’s really a great opportunity to get involved with the community and make some new friends.” For more information about the club, contact Rece at 341-7761 or visit Membership forms are also available at the city building, located at 385 Dudley Road.


Braeden Day, 5, of Independence, takes a victory lap after making a goal at the makeshift hockey ring at the Florence Meijer store Aug. 21 during a promotional event for the Cyclones hockey team.




The Emergency Cold Shelter of Northern Kentucky is asking for contributions to continue the shelter’s new summer program, which helps summer guests find a permanent home. Established in 2008, the




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Senior programming to debut in Latonia Oct. 4 By Regan Coomer

Latonia will soon be a spot for seniors. Minister Michael Sweeney of Latonia Christian Church first saw a need for senior programs in Covington when he made house calls and found that some seniors spend a lot of time alone. “We need to realize our seniors have been a vital part of our community and now they have needs and it’s time for people to step up and help meet those needs,” he said. Sweeney is meeting those needs by hosting programs for seniors starting Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. four days a week at the church in Latonia, 39th Street and Decoursey Avenue. Programs have already been scheduled for seniors, including bingo, fire safety

awareness, exercise classes, money management, monthly birthday parties and more. “We’re trying to promote a healthy lifestyle for seniors,” said Senior Center Committee Chair Sherry Barhorst. “The program is needed to give our seniors something to look forward to and also give them a purpose.” Sweeney got the city involved as well - Mayor Denny Bowman is a member of the senior program’s 12-person committee. “They are wanting this to happen,” Barhorst said. “As large as Covington is, there are only activities for seniors at individual living communities.” Sweeney and Barhorst know the interest is there at an open house held Aug. 22, attendance tripled the expected number of 50 guests. “People showed up and

stayed for the day,” Barhorst said. “People are so interested and willing to help. It’s so overwhelming.” More than 100 seniors at the open house also filled out surveys about what kinds of activities they’d like to see at Latonia Christian. “It was fantastic,” Sweeney said of the open house. “The whole time people sought me out to thank me for getting this up and going. It may have been my idea, but I’ve had a great committee with the city and neighborhood groups joining forces with us.” For more information about the senior programming at Latonia Christian Church, e-mail or call Barhorst at 859663-1261. Membership is free and open to all.

By Regan Coomer

Exercise will be a snap at a new fitness facility opening Oct. 1 in Independence. Snap Fitness, a 24-hour gym and a national franchise, will open in the shopping center next to Ace Hardware at 2160 Declaration Drive. The club will offer cardio and strength training equipment, personal training and tanning to its customers. Independence’s location will be the first of five or more to locate in Northern Kentucky, said General Manager Joe Gormally. Members’ key cards to the gym will also give them discounts at participating national and local businesses. Gormally said he is currently working on developing partners in the Independence community. Coming soon on the Independence locations’ Web site, independenceky, will be a discounted member price that will never be offered again, Gormally said. The

offer will expire Oct. 1. “That will be probably be the best price ever. It’s an opportunity to get some great substantially discounted memberships.” Once members join up, they start out with a free fitness assessment, which is then uploaded to the gym’s database. Each member can then check their information


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Arnett fifth-grader Hannah Reeves takes a swing at a pitch thrown by Jeremy Moses of the YMCA during the after-school program on August 26.

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Dixie Heights freshman Bailey Harrison won first place on the 1-meter and 3-meter boards at the AAU National Diving Championships this summer.

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By Jason Brubaker

Many teenagers would be pretty satisfied with taking third-place in the state high school diving championships, especially when they haven’t even reached high school. Not Bailey Harrison. “I’d like to take first place this year- that’s what I’m working toward,” said the Dixie Heights freshman. “It’s going to be tough, but that’s the goal.” Harrison, who lives in Erlanger, appears to be on the right path for that goal. He took first place in both the 1-meter and 3-meter board events at the National Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Championships in Florida this summer, and will be entering his third year on the Dixie Heights diving team, having started in the seventh grade. “He’s an incredibly hard worker and he pushes himself every day,” said Allyson Heger, the diving coach for Dixie Heights, Beechwood, Simon Kenton and Scott High School. “There’s some great competition in the area, but the sky is the limit for him as long as he keeps putting in the work.” Now 14, Harrison started diving at the age of nine, drawing on his experience in gymnastics to help him. In addition to diving for Dixie Heights, he also dives for the Redhawk Elite Diving Team at Miami (Oh.) University, where he works with several other local divers. “The biggest thing from gymnastics to diving was learning to land on my head, which you obviously don’t want to do in gymnastics,” said Harrison with a grin. “It was definitely different, but I think overall it helped me learn some of the dives a little quicker.” Joe Harrison said he’s been impressed by his son’s work ethic, which includes practicing with both the school team and Redhawk team, as well as individual workouts to keep in shape. “He’s very self-motivated,” said Joe. “He really wants to get better every time, and it’s been really fun to see how fast he’s improved.” After his third-place finish at the state tournament, Harrison took his talents to the AAU Championships in Coral Springs, Flori-


Bailey Harrison was greeted by the marquee at Dixie Heights High School on his first day. da, in early August. The tournament not only included divers from all over the country, but also featured four events taking place at once, leading to an arena filled with noise, excitement and pressure. Between scores being announced, parents cheering and coaches giving last minute instructions at one of the eight springboards in the arena, Joe and Bailey said it was, to say the least, a unique atmosphere. “It was like nothing I’d ever seen,” said Joe. “I have no idea how [Bailey] was able to focus through all of that, but he clearly did a terrific job. And while he was proud of his accomplishments, Bailey said he was surprised at the attention he received back home. His first day of high school, his name ran on the marquee outside of Dixie Heights, announcing his championships to all of the drivers passing by on Dixie Highway. “I don’t think he even saw it until after school that day - he had no idea,” said his mother, Paula. “But it was pretty neat to be recognized like that, and he deserved it for all of his hard work.” With four years of high school still ahead of him, Harrison said he’s just taking it slowly when it comes his diving career. In fact, he shuns talk of competing in the Olympics one day, instead preferring to focus on winning a state championship and earning a college scholarship. “That would be awesome to earn a scholarship, but I know I have a lot of work left to do to get there,” said Harrison, who is also a member of National Junior Honor Society. “I’m just trying to get better every day, and hopefully it will work out for me in the end.”

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Hannah Reeves wiggled the bat back and forth, eyeing pitcher Jeremy Moses about 15 feet away. “Give me a good pitch this time!” commanded the Arnett Elementary fifth-grader as Moses began his motion. Moses released the ball and grinned as he watched Reeves take a giant cut, only to come up empty. “I can’t throw it any better than that,” he teased. “You should worry more about hitting it than telling me how to pitch.” Moses is one of the YMCA staff members who have been participating in the after-school program at Arnett Elementary this year. The program, which is also being held at several other schools in the Erlanger/Elsmere District, allows kids to get some recreational time outside, as well as homework help and other learning activities, such as arts and crafts. “It’s been fun, and I think the kids are really enjoying it,” said Greg Payne, who is running the program. “It’s a good chance for them to stay active and be productive, rather than just heading home to watch TV or something.” Payne said the structure of the program is also helpful to the kids, as they set aside time specifically


Greg Payne helps students with some homework during the after-school program at Arnett Elementary. to do homework. The kids can use the time to seek help from one of the counselors for their homework, listen to a book on tape or simply to get ahead on their assignments. “That’s a big focus, and I think it will make a difference as the year moves forward,” said Payne. “It’s important to keep them all engaged and wanting to learn, and that’s what this program is all about.” Payne will also be running a similar program at Arnett starting on Sept. 20, thanks to the 21st Century grant the school received in the spring. In that program, he

will be working with 100 at-risk kids at the school to provide many of the same opportunities. He will also be using a partnership with the YMCA to provide unique activities for those kids, such as archery. “I’m really looking forward to kicking that off, but this has been a good time too,” he said. “I know we all enjoy getting out here and working with the kids to make a difference in their lives.” For more information about the after-school program, or the 21st Century grant, contact the school at 727-1488.

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Highway poster contest begins The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet today announced the beginning of the 2010 Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest. Students from across the Commonwealth are invited to submit creative works for use in the Adopt-a-Highway calendar

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Dillon Hyden (L) and Dylan Buckingham (R) enjoyed a balloon release at R.C. Hinsdale Elementary School in Edgewood to celebrate the opening of the 2010-2011 school year Friday, Aug. 20.

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There are several ways to keep in touch with high school sports coverage the Community Recorder newspapers provide. • Preps blog – www. preps • Twitter – www.twitter. com/crkysports • Facebook – • Online stories and photos – Check in as Kentucky sports writer James Weber, along with contributors like Adam Turer, give insight and news gathered as they cover the high schools under the Community Recorder umbrella.

This week at Dixie Heights

• The Dixie Heights girls’ golf team beat Cooper 195222, Aug. 23. Dixie’s Kayley Mauer medaled with an 8 over par 44 on the front nine at Lassing. On Aug. 25, the girls beat Bishop Brossart 205251. Dixie’s Megan Mauer medaled with 10 over par 46 on the back nine at Pioneer. • In girls’ volleyball, Brossart beat Dixie Heights 25-14, 21-25, 25-19, Aug. 24. • In boys’ golf, Dixie Heights beat Villa Madonna 164-238, Aug. 26. Dixie’s Fangman medaled with 4 over par 40 on the back nine of the Willows Golf Course.

This week at St. Henry

• The St. Henry girls’ volleyball team beat Newport 254, 25-5, Aug. 23. On Aug. 25, Louisville Assumption beat St. Henry 25-23, 25-13, 28-26. St. Henry beat Holmes 25-5, 25-6, Aug. 26. • In girls’ soccer, St. Henry shut out Conner 5-0. St. Henry’s Liz Vagedes and Avery Robinson made one save each, Natalie Vaught and Catie Garcia scored two goals each and Leedom scored one goal. • The boys’ soccer team beat Bishop Brossart 2-1 in the All “A” Classic semifinals, Aug. 26. St. Henry’s Zach Barnett scored for his team. On Aug. 28, NCC beat St. Henry 2-1. • In girls’ golf, St. Henry beat Conner 186-238, Aug. 26. St. Henry’s Sara Fronk and Katelyn Beatrice medaled with 10 over par on the front nine of Pioneer Golf Course.

This week at Lloyd

• The Lloyd girls’ volleyball team lost to Highlands 25-10, 25-18, Aug. 24. The girls beat Villa Madonna 25-27, 25-22, 25-22, Aug. 26.

This week at Holy Cross

• The Holy Cross girls’ golf team beat Beechwood 231282, Aug. 23. • In girls’ soccer, NCC beat Holy Cross 2-0, Aug. 25. • In boys’ golf, Holy Cross beat Beechwood 173-182, Aug. 26. Holy Cross’ Robby Broering medaled with 6 over par 41 on the front nine at Fort Mitchell Country Club.

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Colonels football picks up big win By James Weber

Covington Catholic High School stunned host Lexington Catholic 54-21 to improve to 1-1, just a week after a 61-7 loss to Ryle. The Colonels rolled up 579 yards offense. Blake Bir threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns. Alex Connelly caught four passes for 118 yards, three of them for touchdowns. Gabe Gray threw for a TD and rushed for one. Chris Schulte, Alex Slabaugh, Brady Reese and Bobby Beatrice also had scores. Beatrice led the team in rushing with 86 and Slabaugh had 76. Slabaugh had 120 yards receivng and Schulte 75. Cov Cath crosses the river to play La Salle 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3. Dixie Heights beat Beechwood 35-21 in Fort Mitchell to improve to 1-1. It was Beechwood’s season opener. Zeke Pike rushed for 74 and two touchdowns and threw a TD pass to Goose Cohorn. Seth Bruns rushed for 168 yards and two scores as Dixie led 21-7 at halftime. Beechwood’s Cameron Vocke rushed for 130 yards and two scores. Taylor Davis threw a TD pass to Corey Cruse. Davis spelled starter Michael Colosimo at


Lloyd sophomore Dexter Smith (right) brings down Holmes senior Damian Oden in the first half of their football game Aug. 27 at Lloyd. Holmes won 46-0.


Dixie Heights junior running back Seth Bruns gains yardage against Beechwood Aug. 27 in Fort Mitchell. times in the game. Beechwood travels to Highlands 7 p.m. Friday,

Sept. 3, to try to snap the Bluebirds’ 30-game winning streak.


Lloyd sophomore Dillon Smith (background) and senior Charles Jouett (58, right) tackle Holmes junior Greg Clemons in the first half of their football game Aug. 27 at Lloyd. Holmes won 46-0. Dixie hosts Simon Kenton 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3. Simon Kenton was shut out by Middletown, 34-0 Aug. 28 at Nippert Stadium. Simon had 102 yards offense and allowed 301 to the Middies. Chad Lawrence threw for 67 yards. Ryan Winkler had five catches for 65 yards. The Pioneers rushed for just 23 yards on 17 carries. Keith Cubert and Parker Deters had interceptions on defense for the Pioneers. Jared Bowling recovered a fumble. Holy Cross fell to 1-1 after losing to Belfry 20-14. Jerry Arlinghaus threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns, both to Josh Jasper for 60 and 26 yards. Jasper

had four receptions for 128 yards Holy Cross is off this week and will host Beechwood Sept. 10. Scott fell 46-6 at Conner to fall to 0-2 on the season. Joey Heeb threw a 79yard pass to Alex Swinford for the Eagles’ lone score. Rob Swinford led the Eagles with 11 tackles. Scott returns to Boone County this week to play at Cooper 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3. Lloyd was shut out 46-0 by Holmes in the season opener for both teams in Erlanger. Lloyd returns home to host Conner 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3.

St. Henry CC looks to repeat

By James Weber

St. Henry is looking for more state titles this fall in cross country Brendan Dooley was 19th to lead the way for St. Henry at the St. Xavier meet Aug. 28. Frank Bruni, Nathan Mark, Zach Haacke, Cameron Rohmann, Daniel Wolfer and Nathan Lentz all finished between 64th and 81st in a field that included many big schools. St. Henry’s boys’ team will run in the Henry Clay Invitational Sept. 4 and at Grant County Sept. 11. St. Henry doesn’t run locally until the Diocese meet Oct. 5. The girls’ team’s run of success will have to continue without Maria Frigo, the 2009 regional champion who is now at the University of Louisville. The Crusaders also graduated Kelsey Hinken and Paige Dooley but have five returning starters from last

This week at Scott

• The Scott boys’ soccer team shut out Cooper 7-0, Aug. 24. Scott’s Matt Kees made three saves; Richie Supe scored two goals; and Jared Wagner, Sean Marshall, Walker Mettens, Alec Robbins and Dexter Morgan each scored one goal. On Aug. 26, Scott tied with Campbell County 1-1. Scott’s goal was scored by Alec Robbins. • In girls’ volleyball, Scott beat Conner 25-15, 25-11, Aug. 25. The girls beat Lexington Lafayette 25-10, 25-11, Aug. 26. • In girls’ golf, Brossart girls beat Scott 213-227, Aug. 26.



Sarah Duncan, pictured, and her sister, Torey, are two of Lloyd’s top returning runners.


Frank Bruni (left) and Brendan Dooley are returning juniors for the St. Henry cross country team. year’s state champs. They are Lindsey Hinken, Ashley Svec, Allysa Brady, Kirsti Ryan, and Jackie Gedney. Katie Mauntel and Allie Goderwis. Hinken and Svec were in the top seven at state last year. Ashley Svec was eighth in the St. Xavier meet Aug. 28 to start the year, and Hinken was 21st. Tony Harden’s team runs in Shelby County Sept. 11 and North Oldham Sept. 11. Like the boys’ team, the Crusaders won’t run locally until the Diocese of Covington meet Oct. 5. The star power is gone, but Erin Pifer is happy about the depth and future star power of her cross country teams at Lloyd Memorial High School. The Juggernauts graduated three decorated veterans who went on to college programs in Joey Landrum, Courtney Siefert and Elisha Overpeck. Pifer, entering her fourth year as head

coach and eighth overall, is hopeful about the legacy they have built. Besides Siefert and Overpeck, Lloyd returns the other five regular starters from last year’s team, which repeated as Class 2A regional champs and placed fourth at state. Sisters Torey and Sarah Duncan enter their junior and freshman years, respectively. They were both in the top 25 at state last year. Torey won the Holmes Licking River Run to start this season Aug. 28. Sarah was 10th. Courtney Davis was 24th. The boys’ team also returns five of its top seven. Junior Alex Henn and sophomore Camron Musk ran in the state meet last year. Junior Chris Silva and senior Matt Lemox are other veterans, and a group of freshmen round out the lineup. Henn was fifth in the Holmes meet. Musk was

26th. Lloyd runs in the Shelby County invitational Sept. 4 and a meet at North Oldham Sept. 11 before returning home Sept. 18 for the Covington Catholic meet at Devou Park. Covington Catholic was second in the 2A state meet last year but graduated five of its top seven runners from that meet. The Colonels open the season Sept. 4 at Hillsboro, Ohio and will host the Cov Cath Invitational Saturday, Sept. 18 at Devou Park. Notre Dame returns senior Mary List, who was 14th at the 3A state meet last year. Dixie Heights was 13th in the 3A girls race last year. Covington Latin looks to have one of its deepest teams in recent memory. The girls’ team graduated long-time standout Lily Rodgers, who ran at the 1A state meet last year, but they return three starters including Brittaney Ingram, Elizabeth Clements, and Emily Clements. Christine Smith is the top newcomer. The boys’ team returns 2009 state qualifier John Deis plus Donnie Meyer, Peter Rodgers, EJ Schroeder, Andrew Fields, and Phillip Dressman. Head coach Brad Dunlevy is optimistic that both teams can qualify their full lineup to the state meet this year. Latin makes its local debut Sept. 4 in the Ryle Invitational. Holy Cross was fourth in the region last year in girls’ Class 1A. Tricia Sturgeon returns for her second year as head


St. Henry’s Lindsey Hinken took sixth place in the Class 1A state meet last year. coach. She returns starters Gabby Bergman, Maddie Schweitzer, Lillian Frantz, Julie Arlinghaus, Kaitlyn Bryant and Lily Barth. Celeste Bergman and Sarah Sandfoss are the top newcomers. Gabby Bergman was fourth to lead the way at the Holmes meet Aug. 28 to start the year. The boys’ team was seventh at Holmes. William Hemmer was 11th. Taylor Bergman was 32nd and Nicholas Jehn 35th. Villa Madonna was second in the girls’ Licking River Run Aug. 28 to start the year. Elena Hamilton was sixth, Melissa Cunha eighth, Jessa Plattner 12th and Lauren Vennefron 14th. The boys’ team was fifth, led by Ryan Laber in seventh and Brent Lamping in 10th. VMA was third at state in the boys’ meet last year and fifth in girls’.

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Trap team wins state championship On Aug. 7-8, 18 members of the Northern Kentucky Scholastic Trap Shooting team traveled to Sparta, Ill., to attend the AIM Grand American (national) Championship Trapshoot. The Junior No. 1 squad (ages 15 -18) won the Junior “Class C” Squad Championship with a score of 942 (out of 1,000 targets). A review of the records showed that they outscored the other 47 C squads as well as 17 of the 27 Class B squads who participated. Overall, they finished 20th in a field of 89 Junior squads. The members of this

ior at Simon Kenton High School (188 of 200). • Nicholas Staggs, freshman at Augusta Independent (186 of 200). • Alec Wolfert, freshman at Holy Cross (183 of 200). Alex Smith, a 2010 graduate of Northern Kentucky University, won the Collegiate Class C individual championship with a score of 194 (out of 200). He finished ninth overall in a field of 51 collegiate

The Junior Class C state champions from Northern Kentucky Scholastic Trap Shooting, from left: Coach Ed Livezey, Michael Strange, Taylor Bisig, Alec Wolfert, Nicholas Staggs, David Abell, coach Dennis Menning.


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Caucus works to benefit Northern Ky.

Morning comes early, the coffee is hot, and the company is good at the E-Z Stop in Old Union. The other morning I was listening to fellow old-timers who congregate there for coffee, and topics of conversation included how the vegetable garden was doing, the hot weather, Ronnie Fultz’ fishing report, and the redhot Reds. Someone asked, “Hey John, what is the Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus?” Webster’s defines a caucus as a conclave, an assembly, or a discussion group. By that definition, I guess the boys at the E-Z Stop would be a caucus. In the legislature, we have all kinds of caucuses. We have the Republican Caucus, the Democratic Caucus, the Sportsmen’s Caucus, the Coal Caucus, etc. All of these groups are important to their members. The Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus, which we read about so often, is a regional caucus that represents the Northern

K e n t u c k y region. The counties which our members serve are Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen, and State Sen. Pendleton. John Schickel The caucus the imporCommunity has tant job of repRecorder resenting the guest region. Memcolumnist bers of both parties work together for the region. It is rewarding to work with members of the other party on legislation which benefits the region. Although we disagree on some issues, the welfare of Northern Kentucky is important to all of us. One of the major items that bring us together is that we are a donor region and we send more tax to Frankfort than we receive. I am happy to report during my short time in the legislature, caucus members have worked

together on behalf of the region to increase the amount of return the region receives from Frankfort. Areas of critical focus are school funding and roads. The caucus elects its leadership every two years and its current chair is Boone County’s own Rep. Sal Santoro. This is especially gratifying to me because we serve the same constituency. His leadership has been outstanding. Sal has built a reputation for resolving conflicts and moving forward on behalf of the region without making anyone mad. It is not easy, and it’s a thankless task. I am confident I can say without fear of contradiction that all the members of the Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus are thankful for his leadership. State Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, represents the 11th Senate District which includes Boone and Gallatin Counties and part of Kenton County. He welcomes your concerns or comments toll-free at 1-800-372-7181 or online at Mailform/S011.htm.


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Second grader Maria Motz (left) and Teacher Assistant Kit Ball are all smiles as they prepare to head back to school at Kenton Elementary in Independence. Kenton Elementary began it's 2010/2011 year on Wednesday, August 18.

Support young people with love, care and attention Is there a magic formula for making a difference in the life of a youth? Unfortunately, there is not; but research over the past two decades has confirmed that having caring and supportive relationships with family members is critical to raising healthy, resilient youth. Supporting youth includes the many ways we care, love and accept them both verbally and nonverbally. When we hug them and tell them “I love you,” the expression is obvious. Paying attention, listening, and taking an interest in what they’re doing are less obvious ways of giving support, but are just as important. Research also shows that when youth feel support from their family, they are less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as substance use or sexual activity. Family support has the power to build a youth’s self esteem and their ability to thrive. According to a 2007 survey of Campbell County youth, 69 percent reported having high levels of love and support from their family. The love and support of the family lays a foundation for our youth. They are the future of Campbell County.

Here are some tips to help build family support in your home: • Prepare and eat a family meal together. • Have a Jody weekly game Take Christerson night. turns choosing Community the game. Recorder • Find lots of guest ways to show family columnist your members you love them: leave notes where they will find them, do a chore that isn’t your responsibility, give hugs, be kind to one another. • Spend alone time with each of your children. Take a walk, listen to music or just hang out. For more information about how to help youth achieve a healthy future, please visit the Health Department’s website at This article contains information from the Search Institute: Jody Christerson is a Senior Health Educator for the Northern Kentucky Health Department.


James Buescher (3) leads Justin Lofton in the Buckle Up Kentucky 150 ARCA RE/MAX Series race at Kentucky Speedway in May 2009. The track will host the sport’s biggest names next July when a Sprint Cup Series race comes to Sparta.

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What do you think about Kentucky Speedway getting a NASCAR Sprint Cup event for 2011? Do you plan to attend? “Having watched the track since its inception, I think it is great that it is finally getting a race. It is a wonderful opportunity for more people to see a beautiful part of Kentucky. And it doesn’t hurt that the race can bring in some much needed revenue.” J.H. “I think the speedway and NASCAR will be an economic stimulus to the state. I doubt that I attend but glad the facility is being used. It should significantly help the Sparta area’s economy.” G.G. “Anything that helps the local economy (legally) is a good thing! I’m all for the Speedway event, if they can get it. I won’t be attending, though. Not my cup of STP. :-)” B.B. “NASCAR is an example of what went on 100 years ago in business when Rockefeller and Standard Oil ran the little guys out

Next question Would you consider buying one of the new models of electric cars, such as Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt? Why or why not? Send your answer to “” with Chatroom in the subject line. of the oil business. “Bruton Smith, who recently bought the Kentucky Speedway, also owns seven other major speedways. The former owner of the Kentucky Speedway, Jerry Carroll, created Kentucky Speedway from nothing. “NASCAR would not award him a major ‘Cup’ race. It was not until after Bruton Smith purchased the speedway in 2008 that NASCAR thought about allowing a ‘Cup’ race there. “Carroll had filed a federal lawsuit to challenge NASCAR’s decision to not award a ‘Cup’ race there until Bruton Smith owned the speedway. “There is no better example of modern day restraint of trade that is illegal than what has occurred with NASCAR and Bruton Smith. “One plus one still adds up to two. I am an ardent race fan. I will

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Taylor Mill resident Julie Mullins is the mastermind behind Visual Personality, a business she started to help her customers find the right colors, items, arrangements and “stories” to their home and business. Pictured is a display from Mullin’s old store, Saraline Gift Company.

Designer creates stories for homes, businesses By Regan Coomer

Visual Personality owner Julie Mullins wants to tell a story with your home and business decor. The Taylor Mill resident helps customers pick colors for rooms, find one-of-akind accessories and arrange furniture as well as décor. “I relate to people on a real-world level. I put myself in their shoes,” she said. “It’s thinking about their tastes versus just what I like.” Customers can hire Mullins to decorate an entire room or just that one task you’re having problems with, such as paint color. “You can immediately identify a person’s personality by the décor on the wall and the color on the wall,” she said. “I help them identify what they like and what they need to change.” A total design change can be effected in the home

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and in your business economically, Mullins said. New paint, hardware or accessories can make a big difference. In addition to homes, Mullins said she can be put on retainer to freshen a business’ look every other month - holiday decorations, new window displays, etc. “Presentation is very important,” said Mullins, who has 20 years’ experience in advertising. “I can go to a business and keep things looking visually appealing. I love pulling stories together with what you have in the store.” Mullins made lots of sales at her old store in Fort Wright, Saraline Gift Company, after pairing certain combinations of accessories or decorations together Mullins’ initial consultation is free; once hired, her fee is $55 an hour. For more information about Visual Personality, visit

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Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Bar Monet, 837 Willard St., Free. 859-491-2403. Covington/Mainstrasse.

Simon Kenton High School Farmer’s Market, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Independence Courthouse, 5272 Madison Pike, Includes local vendors’ produce and products and organic produce grown by Simon Kenton’s Future Farmers of America. Presented by Simon Kenton High School. 859-803-9483. Independence.



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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.


Kentucky Myle, 10 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 859-356-1440; Independence.

Old Timer’s Day Festival, 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Rabbit Hash General Store, 10021 Lower River Road, Music by Gunpowder Creek, Jake Speed and the Freddies, the Downtown County Band, Michael McEntyre and the Marmalade Brigade, Kelly Thomas and the Fabulous Pickups, Keshvar Project, Magnolia Mountain, the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, Pure Grain and others. Games, food, drinks, art show, artistic demonstrations, children’s activities, belly dancing performance and more. Hayrides take guests from parking areas to festival. 859-334-3151. Boone County. Alexandria Fair & Horse Show, 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Alexandria Fairgrounds, Includes horse show and flag raising. $8. 859-635-2667. Alexandria.


Unleashed, 10 p.m., Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 859-342-7000; Erlanger.

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Katalyst Talent Agency Open Call, 2-5 p.m., Katalyst, LLC, 3037 Dixie Highway, Suite 214, All experience levels seeking representation with Katalyst. First come, first served. Requirements at Web site. Family friendly. Free. 859-581-4555. Edgewood.


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.


Cork and Fork Cooking Class, 2 p.m., Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd., Cooking demonstrations with wine pairings. Family friendly. $20. Reservations required. 859-426-1042. Crestview Hills.


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.


Best of Shadowbox, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, $30, $20 seniors and students. 859-957-7625; Newport. Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $26; $23 Carnegie, Enjoy The Arts and WVXU members; $21 with groups of 10 or more; $19 students. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Last Chance Pool Party, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Kenton Paw Park, Pioneer Park, 3950 Madison Pike. Free. Baby pools placed in paw park. Food, beverages, treats, raffles. Benefits Friends of Kenton Paw Park. 859-4315776. Covington.



Best of Shadowbox, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Sketch comedy shorts and music by BillWho? $30, $20 seniors and students. Through Sept. 4. 859-957-7625; Newport. Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Music and lyrics by Roger Miller. Book by William Hauptman. Adapted from novel by Mark Twain. Directed by Dee Anne Bryll and Ed Cohen. $26; $23 Carnegie, Enjoy The Arts and WVXU members; $21 with groups of 10 or more; $19 students. Through Sept. 4. 859-957-1940; Covington.

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St. Cecilia Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Cecilia Church - Independence, 5313 Madison Pike, Country music by Marty Raybon. Food, games, rides, euchre, grand raffle and more. Presented by St. Cecilia ChurchIndependence. Through Sept. 6. 859-3634311. Independence.


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.


Sasha, 7 p.m., Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd., Free. 859426-1042; Crestview Hills.


The Catfish Nation Celebration, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Celebrate life of Phelps “Catfish” Collins, rhythm guitarist and Cincinnati native. He died Aug. 6 after battling cancer. With comedians, dancers, poets, singers and bands. Hosted by Bootsy Collins. Benefits Catfish Musicians Fund. Free, donations accepted. Presented by The Bootsy Collins Foundation. 859-4912444; Covington.


Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Devou Park, 1344 Audubon Road, Amphitheater. Cirque De Devou. Circus Mojo brings trapeze artists, acrobats, daring feats of skill and clowns. Bring seating, picnics welcome. Free, $5 suggested donation. Presented by Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. 859-4316216; Covington.


The Remains, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, $5. 859-441-4888; Cold Spring. Boneyard, 10 p.m., Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 859-342-7000; Erlanger.


Kenny Smith, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Comedian. Dinner available. $14. 859-9572000; Newport.

Children’s Flying Trapeze School, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Newport on the Levee, $7. Registration required. 513-921-5454; Newport.


Newport Gangster Walking Tour, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. Fifth St., Explore Newport’s connection to well-known crime figures, including gangsters, gamblers and ladies of the night. See buildings that housed casinos, brothels and speakeasies. $15. 859-491-8000. Newport. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 5


Alexandria Fair & Horse Show, 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Alexandria Fairgrounds, Includes horse show and children’s activities. $8. 859-6352667. Alexandria. St. Cecilia Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Cecilia Church - Independence, Classic rock with AM and the Frontiers, Journey tribute band. 859-363-4311. Independence.


Fireworks After Party, 10 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., $5. 859-291-2233. Covington.



Styx will perform at Champion Window Field, 7950 Freedom Way, in Florence, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4. Also performing will be the Rusty Griswolds. Tickets are $50, $39.50, $28.50. The day prior, Friday, Sept. 3, Dierks Bentley will take to the field at 6 p.m., with James Otto and Jypsi. Tickets to that concert are $52, $43.50 and $35. For tickets to either concert, call 594-4487 or visit M O N D A Y, S E P T . 6


Alexandria Fair & Horse Show, 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Alexandria Fairgrounds, Includes horse show. $8. 859-635-2667. Alexandria. St. Cecilia Parish Festival, 1-9 p.m., St. Cecilia Church - Independence, Family Day. Chicken dinners available. Music by the Remains and the Van Dells. 859-363-4311. 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.


Tub Ring, 7 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., With Boldface, Mr. Twelve Ft Band and Lazy Ass Destroyer. $10, $8 advance. 859-2912233; Covington.

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.


Boneyard, 10 p.m., Peecox, 859-342-7000; Erlanger.


Rubber Duck Regatta, 3 p.m., Purple People Bridge, Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati; Third Street, Newport. More than 100,000 ducks race along Serpentine Wall for prizes. Owner of duck to cross finish line first wins brand new 2010 Honda Fit Sport and chance to win $1 million if their duck is the Million Dollar Duck. Benefits Freestore Foodbank. $100 for 24; $50 for 12; $25 for six; $5 per duck. Advance purchase required. Presented by Freestore Foodbank. 513-929-3825; Newport.

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FARMERS MARKET Earth Mother Market, 3-7 p.m., Stables Building, 1038 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Certified organic or certified naturally grown growers. Rain or shine. Family friendly. Presented by Fort Thomas Renaissance. 859-572-1225; Fort Thomas.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Tri-State Artists Meeting, 7-9 p.m., Florence Government Center, 8100 Ewing Blvd., Meet with local artists to exchange ideas and see what is going on in the art community. Call to confirm meeting location. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Boone County Visual Arts Association. 859-992-1857; Florence.


Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, $4, $2 ages 10 and under. 513574-7672; Covington.



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

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Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Shimmers, 859-4260490. Fort Wright.


Adoption Support Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cornerstone Church of God, 3413 Hillcrest Drive, Covers adoption topics allowing time to share. Free. Presented by Adoption Support Group. 859-380-7325. Erlanger. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 7

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Triangle Toastmasters Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service, 3500 Alexandria Pike, Become a confident, more effective speaker. Free. Presented by Triangle Toastmasters. 859652-3348. Highland Heights.


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.


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.


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.


Set It Off, 6 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., With Aristo, Make This Your Summer, All This Time, Lights Down Low, Harmon and Cosmic Affliction. $10, $8 advance. 859-291-2233; Covington.


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. Presented by SwinGallery. 513-290-9022; Covington.


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


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. Presented by Bob Roncker’s Running Spot. 859-301-6300; Edgewood.


Let It Happen, 7 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., With All Out Best, Sleeptalkers, All This Time and Fear Me Dear. $5. 859-291-2233; Covington.


Conversational Spanish for Adults, 6-8 p.m., Nevada Building, 1049 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Netherland 1 room. Continues through Oct. 12. Six-week course. $150. Registration required. Presented by Spanish on the Fly LLC. 859-360-0600. Fort Thomas.


Campbell County Farmers’ Market-Highland Heights, 3-6 p.m., Campbell County Senior Center, 3504 Alexandria Pike, Parking lot. Presented by Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. 859-572-2600; Highland Heights.


Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, 10 a.m., Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, Free, donations requested. 859-466-0638; e-mail Alexandria. PROVIDED

Queen Elizabeth I and more than 150 costumed characters welcome visitors at the Ohio Renaissance Festival, held Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day, Sept. 4 through Oct. 17, at Renaissance Park, Ohio 73, Harveysburg, Ohio. There are 11 stages, thrice daily jousts, more than 140 arts and crafts shops, with many displaying crafts such as stone carving and glassblowing, and food, including turkey legs, ales, and steak on a stake. For the opening weekend, Sept. 4-6, adult tickets (ages 13 and up) are buy one admission, get one admission free. Adult tickets are $19.99, children 5-12 years old, $9.99; and under 5 years old, admitted free. Visit


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 Playhouse in the Park premieres “High,” starring movie and stage actress Kathleen Turner, pictured, with actor Evan Jonigkeit, Saturday, Sept. 4. The play will open on Broadway after showing in Cincinnati through Oct. 2. Turner plays Sister Jamison Connelly, who works in a church-sponsored rehab center. “High” is for mature audiences only. No one under 18 admitted. For tickets, call 800-582-3208 or visit


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How are celebrities and heroes different? Are being a celebrity and a hero the same thing? No way! It’s much more demanding to be a real hero than a celebrity. Why? Because being a celebrity flows right along with our human ego desires. From birth we all like to be approved, applauded and considered special. We thrill when we cause a look of awe in someone else’s eyes. Though these desires to be admired are natural and normal, yet they’re also precarious because of what they can lead us to surmise about ourselves. Society extols the body more than the soul. We learn quickly that the way to be a celebrity is through qualities of our body: coordination, having a wellformed and beautiful body, good voice, being able to hit or throw a ball far, act well, etc. These positive talents can be stepping stones to celebrity in America and of benefit to those

who possess them. Being a hero is far more difficult. That’s because being heroic requires going against the natural Father Lou desires of our Guntzelman ego. It means Perspectives achieving harder and higher goals that usually lie dormant in us – sacrificing our comfort, pleasure or risking our life for the good of another, overcoming self-centeredness, acting altruistically. For example, we all have a natural desire for self-preservation. When a soldier risks his or her life to save a combat buddy, or a passerby braves a river current to save someone from drowning, they go against their natural instinct of self-preservation and

make a more difficult choice to risk themselves for the good of another. That’s a hero. We often see this displayed in police, fire or medical personnel. Whereas celebrity-hood deals with talents of the body, being a hero deals with the deeper talents of the soul and heart. It involves varying amounts of courage. JetBlue’s Steven Slater (sliding down the chute away from his duties) and Lady Gaga are celebrities. The 10 non-military aid workers risking their lives to help poor Afgans for many years, and recently murdered by the Taliban, are heroes. That doesn’t mean celebrities are awful people. It just means it takes so much more giving of ourselves to be called a hero or role model. We don’t lack celebrities today. We lack heroes. We lack people

who will go against societal pressures, easy instinct, greed and self-centeredness for higher goals such as love, the common good, and genuine concern for others. We need people who will choose an action because it is right, and not because it will “make more money,” “make me famous,” or “get me elected.” Occasionally there are publicly noticed heroes. But there are even more silent heroes. Silent heroes are people not recognized by others. They are mothers and fathers who go against the natural desire of their own comfort and choose instead the growth and good of their children; businesspersons who forego a lucrative deal because it’s unjust; students who refuse to cheat on their exams; spouses who won’t betray the other … they’re all heroes of the strong, silent sort. Celebrities attract us to them-

selves; heroes attract us to goodness and service. Celebrities give autographs; heroes give powerful examples to live by. The distinction between celebrity and hero is crucial, especially for teens and young adults. For, as Dr. Drew Pinsky states, “They are the sponges of our culture. Their values are now being set. Are they really the values we want for our young people to be absorbing? Do we want them to have a revolving-door love life, or a stable relationship? … “I speculate that what drives us toward this phenomenon of elevating people to almost godlike status is not so much the glamour we like focusing on – rather it’s the dysfunction.” I wonder why. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

When you’re flooded with FEMA insurance demands More than 300 Hamilton County homeowners are among thousands from around the nation who have been told they must purchase federal flood insurance to protect their homes. But many say new federal flood plain maps are just plain wrong. John Wright of Springfield Township said he’s upset that the new Federal Emergency Management Flood maps show he’s in a flood plain. He said he’s certain it’s not true, but when he failed

to buy flood insurance his mortgage lender bought it for him. “They’re getting $2,175 from me for flood insurance unless I appeal the process,” said Wright. So, Wright has begun his appeal by first hiring a survey company to check his property. There is a creek in his backyard, but during the six years Wright has lived there he said, “We’ve never had any water at all in our backyard – much less come up the hill to the property.” Nevertheless, it’s that

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creek that F E M A saw on a e r i a l m a p s w h i c h prompted it to design a t e W r i g h t ’s house as being in a

flood plain. Wright argues FEMA never took into account the elevation of his house compared with that of the creek. The company Wright hired to survey his property

has completed its work and he said. “They told me the elevation (of my house) was 20 feet above the creek. They are dealing with FEMA as far as the appeals process but they told me they didn’t think I’m in a flood zone whatsoever,” he said. The survey cost Wright more than $700 and, combined with the cost of the flood insurance, he said it’s costing him dearly for what

he says is a monumental mistake by FEMA. Other homeowners have also fought the new flood plain designation. So much fuss has been raised by homeowners that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure calling for reimbursement of those who successfully challenge FEMA. The measure has yet to be passed by the Senate. Bottom line, if you’re

been told your house is now in a flood plain and you believe FEMA is wrong, the first thing to do is hire a surveyor to check out your property. 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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Tune in for the highly sought radio rolls recipe I’m looking out at the cornfield right now and it is amazing to me how much change can occur in a garden over the span of a couple weeks. Now the stalks are turning brown and there are just a few stray ears stubbornly hanging on. My peppers and tomatoes are still bearing nicely, and the gourds climbing up the corn stalks look healthy, so the kids will have fun picking those in a couple of months.

Radio roll recipe

I have to thank Mount Lookout reader Tom Heitkamp for sleuthing out this recipe and tweaking it to his satisfaction. For Pat and other readers who remembered these rolls from their childhood. Apparently, it’s a German bakery specialty, and there are two versions of it: Tom’s and the elephant ears made with a puff type pastry (though the elephant ears are shaped a bit differ-

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ent). T o m made this recipe a couple of times and he told me he is h a p p y with this o n e . Thanks, Tom!

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⁄2 cup shortening (Crisco) 1 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄4 cup sugar 1 ⁄2 cup boiling water 1 package active dry yeast 1 ⁄2 cup lukewarm water (110-115 degrees F.) 1 large egg, beaten 21⁄2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups All Bran


1 stick butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 cup chopped nuts (Tom uses walnuts)

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Place shortening, sugar and salt in mixing bowl; pour boiling water over, whisk to blend and let cool until lukewarm. Meanwhile, dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Add yeast mixture, egg, flour and All Bran to cooled ingredients. Stir until well blended. The dough will be soft. Place dough, covered, in refrigerator overnight. When ready to bake, combine filling ingredients in a small bowl; stir well to blend and set aside. Remove dough from refrigerator, and on a wellfloured work surface, roll out dough to a 10-by-16by-1⁄4 thick rectangle. Spread filling mixture evenly on top to within 1⁄2 inch of edges. Starting with a long side, roll up like a jelly roll into a log; moisten

seam and pinch to seal. Roll log back and forth to even it, extending it to 20 inches long. Cut log crosswise into ten 2-inch thick slices. Place slices, cut side down, on greased or parchment-lined baking sheets pressing and patting them into 31⁄2-inch rounds. Cover lightly and place in warm place to rise. When rolls are puffy (after 11⁄2 to 2 hours), place baking sheets on upperthird and lower-third oven racks of preheated 350degree oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned, rotating positions halfway through for even baking. For glaze, melt butter in small saucepan. Add brown sugar; bring to a slow boil, stirring constantly, for two minutes. Remove from heat. Add milk, stir to blend. Return to heat and heat to a boil. Remove from heat, add powdered sugar and whisk until smooth. Glaze thickens on cool-

ing; if necessary, reheat glaze to maintain spreading consistency. Remove rolls from oven, and immediately brush them with glaze mixture. Let rest on baking sheets 10 minutes then cool on wire racks. Makes 10 rolls. More roll recipes: For some similar roll recipes, go to Rita’s online column at or call 513-591-6163.

Carol Etter’s easy chocolate zucchini bread/cake

Make cake mix according to package directions. Add zucchini and chocolate pieces. Bake in a tube pan, sprayed, at 350 degrees 40 minutes or until cake tester is clean. Cool on rack for minimum 1⁄2 hour before removing from pan. Complete cooling and ice if desired.

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Here’s another fun recipe to add to your zucchini bread/cake file. Carol told me she has made my chocolate zucchini bread/ cake recipe and liked it. “Very moist and freezes well,” she said. She saw an even easier version in a magazine, and says it’s also very moist and easy. One chocolate cake mix 1 cup shredded and squeezed zucchini

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Shillito’s chicken pot pie. For Irene Johnson. “I believe it was in the Enquirer many years ago, in the 1980s or ’90s,” she told me.

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Woman’s journey is Exhibit traces African-American history ‘One Book’ selection On June 14, 1998, Tori Murden McClure set off on a journey that would change her life forever, rowing solo across the Atlantic Ocean in what would become one of the worst hurricane seasons on record. Her voyage was one of self-discovery, adventure and survival is the topic of this year’s Northern Kentucky One Book One Community selection “A Pearl in the Storm.” Northern Kentucky One Book, One Community is a reading program built around the shared experience of people reading and talking about the same book. Libraries in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton encourage people to get and read the book, attend supplemental programs in September, book discussions in October, and meet the author in November. This year’s book, “A Pearl in the Storm,” is the true story about Tori McClure’s effort to be the first woman to row across the Atlantic solo. Three weeks into a 14-week journey, McClure lost her longrange communication system, leaving her alone in the Atlantic. The book details what led to McClure’s need to row solo by looking back into the years that led up to the day she launched her 23-foot long boat, the American Pearl, from the Outer Banks. McClure was also the first woman and first American to travel over land to the geographic South Pole. She is currently the president of Spalding University in Louisville. Northern Kentucky Libraries are hosting free kick-off events for One Book One Community at the following dates and locations. Copies of the book “A Pearl in the Storm” will be

available to check out at these events: A Party Before the Storm: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Sept. 8, Erlanger Branch, Kenton County Public Library. Live Caribbean music, themed hors d’oeuvres and goodies, and a touring exhibit. Enter to win the book “A Pearl in the Storm.” Books, Boats, Maidens IV & More: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, Cold Spring Branch, Campbell County Public Library. View a fantastic boat display from the Sea Scouts and see a 54foot Dragon Boat. Enjoy a captivating performance by Maidens IV, known for intricate harmonies, choreography and costumes. Sample appetizers and desserts while viewing a pictorial display of the author’s life and accomplishments. Enter to win a copy of the book or a canoe trip for two. Renovation, Rowing & Refreshments: 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, Scheben Branch, Boone County Public Library. Join branch manager Donald Crews for a guided tour of the newly renovated building at 10 a.m. and sample treats after the tour. Then at 11 a.m., find out what it takes to row a 2,800-pound vessel for 2,962 miles. Members of the Cincinnati Rowing Club will demonstrate rowing and let you try, too. Pick up your copy of “A Pearl in the Storm” from “Captain Jack Sparrow” and bring your camera for a picture. Make sure you enter the drawing to win your own, personal copy of the book. For more information about Northern Kentucky, One Book, One Community and details about the author visits, go to:

Cincinnati Museum Center is presenting “America I AM: The African American Imprint” through Jan. 2, 2011. An exhibit featuring more than 200 rarely toured artifacts spread across approximately 13,000 square feet, America I AM explores pivotal moments in African American history in four core areas: Economic, socio-political, cultural and spiritual. The exhibition outlines pivotal moments of African American courage, conviction and creativity that have helped shape the culture and society in which we live today. “America I AM Our History” places visitors inside a passageway where they will travel along in time beginning with modern icons and journeying in reverse with depictions of African Americans of generations past. Next up is “America I AM



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Rooted in Africa,” where artifacts – such as a Kente cloth and slave ship manifest – and text merge to depict African society, origins of the slave trade and how it impacted the “new” world. The next gallery, “America I AM the Measure of Justice,” takes a look at how free and enslaved Africans fought for their newfound homeland dating back to the Revolutionary War. In 1862, as Confederate forces threatened the borders of Cincinnati, a group of local African Americans were called upon to dig trenches and erect barricades in Northern Kentucky. In doing so, they became the first group of African Americans to be organized for American military purposes; this flag flew over their work area, showing their commitment to their new country and hope they would survive the war to be

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After winning two gold medals and a silver medal at the 2009 AAU National Karate Championship, and three gold medals in karate at the 2009 Junior Olympic games, Elizabeth Davis of Lakeside Park, then 9-




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Notre Dame Pandas celebrate future college athletes While it was a sad month for students at Notre Dame Academy, they found room for celebration May 25. A few days before the school’s graduation ceremony, NDA honored 12 seniors who committed to compete in college athletics next school year. Four of the signees were involved in an auto accident April 16 in Alabama that claimed the life of fellow NDA senior Maria Schaffstein. One of those four, Jessie Russo, was in an induced coma for several weeks and recently returned home after a long stay at a rehabilitation facility in Atlanta. Jessie was honored with the rest of the group during a signing ceremony at the school. While Athletic Director Kim Gunning read a list of her accomplishments, the other signees, including twin sister, Katie, bowed their heads in silence. Gunning said a videotape of the ceremony would be sent to Jessie. “When she fully recovers, she can watch the ceremony and feel like she was recognized in a special way,” Gunning said. “The family has a lot of high hopes that she can make a full recovery. Time will tell.”


Ten of the 12 Notre Dame Academy seniors who will play sports in college: Front row, from left: Megan Berberich, Catie Ammerman, Leslie Schellhaas, Courtney Clark, Kia Bakunawa. Back row: Tully Bradford, Ally Westling, Torrie Lange, Morgan Ebner, Katie Russo. The Russo family is updating Jessie’s condition on a public website: jessicarusso. The family recently had a fundraiser and is accepting donations for medical expenses at Fifth Third Bank locations. The Maria Schaffstein Scholarship Fund continues to accept donations at the school or any Bank of Kentucky branch. Gunning said all the senior signees continue the championship tradition at NDA, noting there are 52 Pandas currently playing college sports. This year’s 12 signees represent six different sports. “We wanted to appreciate and recognize the four years the seniors have given to the athletic program,” Gunning said. “We

have such a strong tradition here. Each and every one of them are very deserving of being recognized.” Gunning said the support from the community since the accident has given strength to the students. “The community at large has been so wonderful in reaching out to the families,” she said. “It has strengthened our own spirits. It’s a reminder we’re not in it alone.” A list of the college commitments:


Catie Ammerman, DePauw. She also played soccer for NDA and was a conference all-star in hoops this past season. Her proudest moment was winning the 35th District title this season.


Kia Bakunawa, Bellarmine. She was academic all-state this year and finished second in the conference championships and seventh in the regional tourney. Her proudest moment was being part of the school’s sixth straight regional title last fall.


Megan Berberich, Louisville. She was first team all-state last year and the team’s defensive MVP. Her proudest moment was playing in NDA’s state final loss to Sacred Heart last fall. Courtney Clark, Thomas More. She was the team’s offensive player of the year and MVP. Her proudest moment was winning those awards. Torrie Lange, Western Kentucky. A four-year

varsity starter, she was first team all-state last year. Her proudest moment was playing in the state finals last year. Katie Russo, Lincoln Memorial. She was an allstate pick last fall and a three-year varsity player. She was a four-time academic all-state pick. Her proudest moment is playing in the finals last year. Jessie Russo, Lincoln Memorial. A three-year varsity player, her proudest moment was being in the state finals last year.



Liz Barton, South Florida. She was a starter on last year’s state semifinalists. Morgan Ebner, Quincy. She was first team all-conference and four-time honorable mention academic all-state. Her proudest moment was beating Sacred Heart in the regular season last fall in a five-set match. Leslie Schellhaas, Morehead State. She was the Ninth Region player of the year last year and first team all-state. Her proudest moment was beating Mercy and Sacred Heart in 2009.

Tully Bradford, Denison. She was an Academic AllAmerican for four years and her proudest moment was qualifying for state as a freshman.



Ally Westling, Xavier. A four-time academic all-state selection and a state semifinalist doubles, her proudest moment is playing in the soccer state final as well.

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Allen R. Borne, 67, Edgewood, died Aug. 24, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was an automotive body repairman for Robke Ford, an Army veteran, member of Campbell County Game and Fish Club, American Legion Post 4 in Florence and St. Pius X Church, Edgewood. Survivors include his wife, Janice Cline Borne; sons, Troy Borne of Cincinnati and Brian Borne of Petersburg; brothers, Paul Borne of Arizona, Bruce Borne of Florence and David Borne of Cincinnati; sister, Carole Reiger of Wisconsin; and two granddaughters. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017; or Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 401 East 20th St., Covington, KY 41014.


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Randall Byrd

Randall Byrd, 77, Ryland Heights, died Aug. 27, 2010, at his home. He was a warehouseman for Renfro Supply Co. in Williamsburg and a Navy veteran. His son, Roy Barrett, died in 1999. Survivors include his son, Eddie Byrd of Stanford; daughter, Cindy Lovitt of Ryland Heights; brother, Robert Byrd of Williamsburg; sisters, Georgia Caywood of Monroe, Mich., and Ruth Peace of Williamsburg; eight grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. No public services. Swindler & Currin Funeral Home, Latonia, is handling arrangements.

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Hazel Krechting Chism, 91, Highland Heights, a homemaker, died Aug. 26, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. Her husband, Jesse Clay Chism, died previously. Survivors include her daughter,

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Lawrence “Larry� Arnzen, 65, Fort Thomas, died Aug. 25, 2010, at the home of a family member in Highland Heights. He was a human resource representative with Duke Energy, a member of St. Therese Church in Southgate, a Marine Corps veteran and an avid bowler. Survivors include his sisters, Janet Gish of Highland Heights and Joyce Emminger of Taylor Mill; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 3, at Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home in Fort Thomas. Mass


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Judy Chism Gardner of Highland Heights; son, Gary Chism of Covington; sister, Kathryn Daley of Newport; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

John N. Clark

John N. Clark, 82, Villa Hills, died Aug. 26, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a general organizer for the AFL-CIO. His wife of 53 years, Pauline Clark, died previously. Survivors include his daughter Dawn Marie Case of Canandaigua, N.Y.; sons, Daniel Anthony Clark of Honeoye, N.Y., David John Clark of Camden, N.J., Donnie William Clark of Elsmere, Douglas Robert Clark of Villa Hills and Dayne Patrick Clark of Independence; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at Linnemann Funeral Home, Burlington. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Cincinnati, OH 45203; or Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, 75 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Sheila F. Couch

Sheila F. Couch, 59, Covington, a homemaker, died Aug. 22, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Survivors include her husband, Danny Ray Couch; daughters, Janie Robinson of Covington and Sally Shepard of Erlanger; sons, Christopher Mitchell of Fairfield and Danny Ray Mitchell of Erlanger; stepson, Christopher Scott Couch of Covington; mother, Stella Hibbard of Covington; sisters, Gale Atkins of Burlington, Linda Ashcraft and Theresa Abner, both of Covington; brothers, Danny Reynolds of Independence, Donald Reynolds of Erlanger, Steve Reynolds of Alexandria and Doug Reynolds of Covington; and nine grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: American Cancer

Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Naomi Jean Edwards

Naomi Jean Lawson Edwards, 77, of Clarksville, Tenn., formerly of Independence, died Aug. 18, 2010, at Vanderbilt Hospital, Nashville, Tenn. She was a homemaker and attended Pentecostal Church of God in Clarksville, Tenn. Her daughter, Debi Blevins Holmes, died in March. Survivors include her husband, Michael Edwards; son, Larry Blevins of Independence; daughter, Kathy Schroer of Independence; brothers, Lawrence Lawson of Walton, Luther Lawson Jr. of Florence, and Jess Lawson of Independence; sisters, Opal Adkins of Covington, Meskel Whitaker of Independence, Elizabeth Lawson of Madeira Beach, Fla., Bethalee Filer of Covington and Norma Dohren of St. Petersburg, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorials: Christ’s Chapel Assembly of God, 3819 Turfway Road, Erlanger, KY 41018.

Paul G. James

Paul G. James, 75, of Berry, died Aug. 26, 2010, at his home. He was a former member of Sand Run Baptist Church in Hebron and Lions Club in Berry. Survivors include his wife, Jane James of Berry; daughters, Mindy Trask of Burlington, Cindy Tunning of Hebron, Cheryl Glacken of Crittenden and Teresa Marrs of Erlanger; sons, Sonny James and Robby James, both of Burlington; sisters, Gwen Wester of Independence and Ginger James Judd of Burlington; brothers, Gerald James and Greg James, both of Burlington; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in Belleview Baptist Cemetery in Belleview. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

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Linda Kilgore

Linda Kilgore, 62, Walton, died Aug. 22, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. She was a parent educator for Family Nurturing Center in Florence and a volunteer at Kindervelt. Survivors include her husband, Bruce Kilgore Jr.; daughters, Kindra Kilgore of Independence and Tracey Bellerjeau of West Chester; mother, Nancy Lyons of Union; sister, Sophia Butterfield of Maysville; and three grandchildren. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Family Nurturing Center, 8275 Ewing Blvd., Florence, KY 41042; or American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Doris Lay

Doris Linneman Lay, 87, Villa Hills, a homemaker, died Aug. 24, 2010, at Villaspring of Erlanger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center. Her first husband, William Linneman; second husband, Fred A. Lay; and son, Gary Linneman, died previously. Survivors include her son, Keith Linneman of Covington; stepdaughter, Tami Clark of Villa Hills; brother, Richard Storer of California; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Alan G. Matisak

Alan G. Matisak, 58, Highland Heights, died Aug. 21, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a carpet salesman. Survivors include his sons, Chris Matisak of Highland Heights and Shaun Matisak of Lexington; brother, Phil Matisak of Independence; sister, Marilyn Stull of Denver, Colo.; and caregiver, Vickie Koors.

Glenn McMullen

Glenn McMullen, 59, Union, died Aug. 22, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a fork lift driver and member of Boone County Bow Hunters Club. Survivors include his wife, Connie McMullen; son, Robert Sauer of Erlanger; daughters, Cheryl Loggains of Elsmere, Dianna Desborough of Tucson, Ariz., and Pamela Thomas of Union; mother, Alean McMullen of Florence; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Memorials: American Liver Foundation-Great Lakes Division, 67 E. Madison St., Suite 1614, Chicago, IL 60603.

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William Ramsey

William Ramsey, 83, Covington, died Aug. 23, 2010, at his home. He was executive vice president for the American Society of Internal Medicine and a World War II and Korean War Army Air Corps veteran. His sons, Matthew and Kevin Ramsey, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Linda Ramsey; sons, Thomas Ramsey of Gardnerville, Nev., Robert Ramsey of Union and Jeff Chambers of Cincinnati; daughter, Mary Jo Yelles of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; brother, Robert Ramsey of New Berne, N.C.; sister, Betty Schneider of Canton, Ohio; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Memorials: Mount Union College, 1972 Clark Ave., Alliance, OH 44601.

David Henry Reddert

David Henry Reddert, 66, Cincinnati, formerly of Edgewood died Aug. 22, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare. He was an estimating engineer for Reddert & Associates. His first wife, Nancy Mulberg Reddert, died in 1971. Survivors include his daughters, Paige Williams of Apex, N.C., April Austin of Mankato, Minn., Heidi Yurkin of Columbus, Ohio, and Erica Reddert of Edgewood; brothers, Robert Reddert of Dallas, Texas, and Mark Reddert of Austin, Texas; sister, Patricia Perez of Mexico; former wife, Diane Reddert Walker; and 11 grandchildren.

Billie Jean Reed

Billie Jean Reed, 76, Ludlow, died Aug. 22, 2010, in Edgewood.

She was a data clerk for R. L. Polk Co. Her husband, J. Lonnie Reed, died in 1990 and son, Timothy Ihli, died previously. Survivors include her son, Jeff Chipley of Ludlow; stepson, Scott Reed of Burlington; sisters, Jackie Schmitt of Ludlow, Thelma Roberts of Elsmere, Shirley Beil of Villa Hills and JoAnne Gauck of Independence; and five grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Dorothy Rehkamp

Dorothy Rehkamp, 83, Florence, died Aug. 24, 2010, at her home. She was a homemaker and member of St. Timothy Church in Union. Survivors include her husband, George Rehkamp; sons, George and Bill Rehkamp of Florence; daughters, Eileen Messer, Diane Bressler, Mary Scheitz, Barb Bulmer, and Karen Menke of Florence, and Jeanne Sperry of Edgewood; brothers, Al Merkle of Fort Thomas, John Merkle of Cincinnati and Robert Merkle of Crestview Hills; sister, Rosalyn Smith of Cincinnati; 32 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Passionist Nuns, 1151 Donaldson Hwy., Erlanger, KY 41018; or New Perception Inc., 1 Sperti Dr., Edgewood, KY 41017.

Betty J. Remley

Betty J. Burgraph Remley, 80, Crescent Springs, died Aug. 21, 2010, at her home. She was a tax examiner for 20 years with the Internal Revenue Service, worked for K.D. Lamp and was a member of Elijah Creek Church of the Nazarene, Hebron. Her husband, Melvin E. Remley, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Mary Curran of Independence and Connie Curry of Stone Mountain, Ga.; brother, Darrell Burgraph of Hawaii; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Mary C. Rinehart

Mary C. Rinehart, 70, Covington, died Aug. 22, 2010, at her home. She was a bartender for Godfather Lounge. Survivors include her brother, Raymond Sleet of Covington. Burial was at Hill Dale Cemetery, Danville.

Betty June Robinson

Betty June Robinson, 78, of Ludlow, formerly of Williamstown, died Aug. 26, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She worked for Sechrest Garage and was a member of First Baptist Church of Ludlow. Survivors include her sister, Gladys Chanley of Ludlow. Burial was in Butler Cemetery. Memorials: Grant County Animal Shelter, 218 Barnes Road, Williamstown, KY 41097 (food and blankets)

Ethel W. Rom

Ethel W. Rom, 71, of Brooksville, formerly of Latonia, died Aug. 25, 2010, at her home. She was a cashier for the Kroger Co. Her husband, Jerome Rom, died in 1995. Survivors include her daughters, Krista Phillips of Milford and Cheryl Rom of Brooksville; sons, David Trutschel of Burlington, Robert Rom of Delhi, Michael Rom of Covington and Dan Rom of Brooksville; sisters, Emily Phinney of Latonia and Gayle Reed of Little Rock, Ark.; brother, Bob Elliot of Kiln, Miss.; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

Tony L. Rumsey

Tony L. Rumsey, 58, Covington, died Aug. 21, 2010, at his home. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Rumsey; daughter, Melissa Rumsey of Covington; father, Delmar Rumsey; and stepmother, Barbara Rumsey. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

September 2, 2010 Her husband, William Sowers, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Debbie Gayle Morris of Elsmere and Connie Jean Paden of Raleigh, N.C.; sons, William Robert Sowers of Kentucky and Jeffrey Garnett Sowers of Burlington; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger.

Janna Vee Sowers

Janna Vee Sowers, 75, Hebron, died Aug. 26, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a homemaker and member of Hebron Baptist Church in Hebron.


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Julie Poland, 82, Fort Mitchell, died Aug. 23, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a clerk for more than 25 years with Dillard’s Department Store in Crestview Hills. Her daughter, Julie Battaglia, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Mike Battaglia of Erlanger, Mark Battaglia of Aurora, Ind., and David Poland of Verona; daughter, Ryane Doerman of Fort Mitchell; sister, Donna Brannock of Murphy, N.C.; brothers, Butch Marrs of Florence and David Marrs of Liberty Township, Ohio. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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Don and Ruth Tilley


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Celebrate Their 50th Wedding Anniversary September 3rd, 2010

The Tilley’s have three children; son, Bryan and Rita Tilley, who reside in Kingsport, TN, daughters, Rhonda Honaker and her two children who reside in Florence, KY, and Dana and David Lutz and their four children, who reside in McEwen, TN. On Saturday, September 11th, friends and family are invited to celebrate with the Tilleys at their Open House, between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm, at 1000 Hunterallen Drive, Florence, KY.

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Woods - Kennedy Vern and Barbara (Schwier) Altemeyer were married on August 10, 1960 in Hebron, Kentucky.

Charlette M. Perry

Charlette M. Perry, 55, of Cincinnati, formerly of Fort Mitchell, died Aug. 26, 2010, at Mountaincrest Nursing Home in Cincinnati. She was an artist and member of St. Agnes Church in Fort Wright, Survivors include her daughter, Jinn Nicole Schmitz of Birmingham, Ala.; father, Dr. Charles R. Perry; brothers, David Perry of Florence and Daniel Perry of Taylor Mill; and sister, Eileen Anderson of Cleveland, Ohio. Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: ALS Association, Kentucky Chapter, 2375 Fortune Drive, Lexington, KY 40509.


Anna May Younts, 79, Fort Wright, died Aug. 21, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Her husband, Gerandum Younts Sr., died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Slusher of Taylor Mill; sons, Gerandum Younts Jr. of New Richmond, Ohio, and James Younts of Edgewood; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorial: Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence KY 41042.

Susan Schwier

Susan M. Schwier, 55, Covington, died Aug. 20, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood. She was the inter-library loan manager for the Kenton County Library. Survivors include her son, Mike Schwier of Hebron; mother, Verna Burnet of Amelia, Ohio; brothers, Daniel Schwier of Latonia and David Schwier of Florence; sisters, Peggy Rectin and Jennifer Mansfeld, both of Ludlow; and three grandchildren. Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Kenton County Public Library Foundation, 502 Scott Blvd., Covington, KY 41011.

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Robin & Carol Woods (Cincinnati), and Terry & Charlene Kennedy (Alexandria), are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Joshua Woods and Jennifer Kennedy. Jennifer is a 2001 graduate of Campbell County High School, a 2005 graduate of Morehead State University, and a 2010 graduate of the University of Dayton, where she earned her PhD in Physical Therapy. She is employed at Wellington Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Cincinnati. Joshua is a 2002 graduate of Purcell Marian High School, and a 2009 graduate of the University of Dayton, with a degree in Exercise Physiology. He is employed with Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton (Oh) and is the Worship Leader at Compass Community Church, Cincinnati.

Vern is a 1956 graduate of Scottsburg High School, and was a member of the Indiana All-Star Basketball Team that year. He attended Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky one year and then transferred to the University of Illinois where he graduated in 1960. He worked for Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis for thirty-three years. He was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1985. Barbara is a 1953 graduate of Hebron High School and a 1959 graduate of Transylvania University, where she earned a teaching degree. She taught in Champaign, Illinois for one year and in Indianapolis and Carmel for five years. In 1965 they were moved to Toronto, Canada, and in 1967 to Mexico City, returning to Indianapolis in November, 1968. They are the proud parents of one son, Stuart, his wife Shelli (Salmon) Altemeyer and one grandson, Grey. The plan to celebrate by going on a Caribbean cruise with Stuart and Shelli.


50th Anniversary

Ellen & Bill Garrison celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Aug 28th. They were married in New York on 8-28-60. They have 3 children 3 granddaughters and 2 great-grandsons. Bill & Cindy Garrison, Stephanie Joshua is the grandson of & Carly. Dave Garrison. Shirley Swartz Cathy & Duane Rolfsen, (Senecaville), the late Ri- Elizabeth & Kevin Baker, chard Swartz (Pleasant Owen & Luke. Bill is reCity) and the late Harriett tired and Ellen works part& Raymond Woods time at St Elizabeth. The occasion was celebrated (Cambridge). with a family dinner at The Wedding is set for Pappadeaux’s in SpringCongratulations Sept. 25, 2010, in Erlanger dale. from your family, we love Ky. you!


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Nathaniel L. Poe, 741 Vincent Dr., failure to illuminate head lamps, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at Howard Litzler Dr., Aug. 17. Jeffrey O. Robinson, 16 E. 20Th St., failure to or improper signal, operating on suspended or revoked operator's license, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernaliabuy/possess at 100 E. 11th St., Aug. 17. Angela M. Overstreet, 6806 Sebree Dr., Apt. 4, second degree possession of a controlled substance, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 401 Crescent Ave., Aug. 17. Megan M. Herren, 3127 Woolper Rd., possession of marijuana, third degree possession of a controlled substance, loitering for prostitution purposes at 520 W. 5th St., Aug. 17. Clydale R. Nance, 5013 Hawaiian Terrace, license to be in possession, failure to or improper signal, possession of marijuana at 1700 Madison Ave., Aug. 17. Sean E. Martin, 1442 Summe Dr., fourth degree assault at 2606 Alden Ct., Aug. 17. Antonio T. Buntin, 503 Muse Dr., careless driving, disregarding stop sign, possession of marijuana at Welsh Drive and Alden Dr., Aug. 16. April L. Cracraft, 2563 Amsterdam Rd., first degree possession of a controlled substance, advertisement of drug paraphernalia at 1554 Madison Ave., Aug. 18. Daisy M. Banks, 1332 Scott Blvd., loitering for prostitution purposes at Scott St., Aug. 19. Jorge Maldonado-Garcia, 637 Main St., no. 2, fourth degree assault, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 1228 Scott Blvd., Aug. 18. Anthony M. Anderson, 14 W. 10Th

Police reports

September 2, 2010 St., no. 3, second degree robbery, resisting arrest at 917 Madison Ave., Aug. 22. Charlotte L. Hurry, 104 E. 25Th St., no. 1, first degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 515 Muse Dr., Aug. 22. Kieth R. Miller, 509 Muse Dr., possession of marijuana, public intoxication-controlled substance at 515 Muse Dr., Aug. 22. Paul C. Rose, 744 Ivy Pl., theft of services, menacing, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 721 Scott St., Aug. 22. Andrew J. Mason, 1408 Banklick St., fourth degree assault at 1408 Banklick St., Aug. 21. Tommy D. Holliman, 13 E. 18Th St., no. 2, fourth degree assault at 13 E. 18th St., no. 2, Aug. 21. Sean J. Guilfoile, 816 Willard St., no. 2, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, permit motor vehicle to run unattended at 400 Main St., Aug. 21. Charles E. Gutzwiller, 48 Rawson Woods Circle, operating motor vehicle under the influence, possession of marijuana at 610 W. 5th St., Aug. 21. Dorathy E. Edwards, 1915 Pine St., possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 1602 Madison Ave., Aug. 19. George V. Sexton, 301 E. 43Rd St., third degree possession of a controlled substance at 3700 Tibbatts St., Aug. 19.

Incidents/investigations Assault

A woman was grabbed by the hair and pushed down at 1729 Garrard St., Aug. 17. A woman was slapped in the face, put in a headlock and bitten at 710 Greer St., no. 5, Aug. 17. A woman was punched several times with a closed fist at 617 W. 3rd St., Aug. 22.

A man was struck and kicked several times at 602 Main St., Aug. 22. A woman was assaulted at 3325 Mable Ave., Aug. 21. A woman was assaulted at 208 Alexandria Ave., Aug. 21.


A CD player and $130 in cash was stolen at 1515 Madison Ave., no. 2, Aug. 18. Approximately $100 in cash and several cartons of cigarettes were stolen at 2709 Alexandria Ave., Aug. 17. Approximately 20 feet of copper and an air conditioner was stolen at 316 E. 16th St., Aug. 22. A TV and shoes were stolen at 1222 Lee St., Aug. 22. Someone broke into a building at 2709 Alexandria Ave., Aug. 20. A computer, game system, and GPS unit was stolen from a residence at 517 Watkins St., Aug. 19. A air conditioner condenser, copper pipe and copper wiring were stolen at 2421 Herman St., Aug. 17.

Burglary, criminal mischief

Change and a moped charger were stolen at 537 Muse Dr., Aug. 21. Merchandise was stolen at 208 20th St., Aug. 20. A gym bag, suitcase, game system, MP3 player, and CD case were stolen at 1619 Greenup St., Aug. 20.

Criminal mischief

A basement door and handrail were damaged at 2521 Herman St., Aug. 16. The rear window of a vehicle was destroyed at 1825 S. Garrard St., Aug. 19. The rear driver's side window of a vehicle was shattered at 920 Highland Pike, Aug. 18. The rear window of a vehicle was damaged at 1530 Scott St., Aug. 21. A front window was broken at 1709 Maryland Ave., Aug. 21. The screen and molding around a basement door was damaged at 105 Meadow Hill Dr., Aug. 21.

Furniture and a TV were damaged at 4576 Ashley Jo Dr., Aug. 21. A rock was thrown at a car at 0-100 block of 26th St., Aug. 20. A vehicle was scratched at Cheseapeake Ave., Aug. 20. The window of a vehicle was damaged at 920 Highland Pike, Aug. 18.

Criminal mischief, theft

The catalytic converter of a vehicle was stolen at 117 Brent Spence Square N., Aug. 17. A car stereo, amplier, and subwoofers were stolen at Orchard St., Aug. 18.

Criminal possession of a forged instrument

Someone tried to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at 512 W. Pike St., Aug. 18.

Fraudulent use of a credit card

A credit card was fraudulently used at 409 W. 4th St., Aug. 17.

No other state registration receipt, failure of owner to maintian required insurance, operating on suspended or revoked operators license, possessing when privileges are revoked

A woman was found to be without insurance or a driver's license at Madison Ave. and 19th St., Aug. 17.

Possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess

A man was found to be in possession of marijuana and a pipe at 1501 Greenup St., Aug. 18.


A man was assaulted and had $10 taken from him at 100 E. 11th St., Aug. 22. Several DVDs and $20 were taken at 818 Main St., no. 2, Aug. 21. A cell phone and $20 in cash was taken at 1515 Madison Ave., Aug. 21. Change, a pocket knife, and paperwork were stolen at 1200 block of Wood St., Aug. 20. A cell phone, wallet, and car keys were taken from a man at 600 block of W. 9th St., Aug. 20.


A credit card and $30 was stolen at 1219 Clark St., Aug. 18. A wallet was stolen from a vehicle at 419 E. 45th St., Aug. 16. Someone drove off without paying for $60.02 in cash at 3200 Madison Pike, Aug. 19. Part of a bed was stolen at 1028 Forest Ave., Aug. 19. Hand and power tools were stolen at 201 Crescent Ave., Aug. 19. A vehicle was stolen at 823 Highland Pike, Aug. 21. A vehicle was stolen at 3107 Frazier St., Aug. 21. A vehicle was stolen at 2605 Crisnic Ct., Aug. 21. A TV and rings were stolen at 22 Swain Ct., Aug. 20. Electronic equipment was stolen at 1314 Highway Ave., Aug. 20. An MP3 player and battery pack were stolen from a vehicle at 842 Banklick St., Aug. 20. Two air condensors were stolen at 535 Watkins St., Aug. 20. A wicker sofa and cushions were stolen at 12 E. 32nd St., Aug. 19. A GPS unit, computer, and a cell phone were stolen at 118 Ashland Dr., Aug. 19. A vehicle was stolen at 809 Madison Ave., Aug. 18.

St., Aug. 19.

Theft, criminal mischief

A DVD player was stolen at 2601 Benton Rd., Aug. 18. A car stereo was stolen at 1411 Holman Ave., Aug. 20. A CD player and jumper cables were stolen at 301 E. 41st St., Aug. 19.

Third degree burglary, third degree criminal mischief

$10 in quarters, candy, soft drinks, and lighters were stolen at 208 E. 20th St., Aug. 18.

Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle A vehicle was stolen at 1415 Russell St., Aug. 20.


Theft by deception

Incidents/investigations First degree possession of controlled substance

Theft of a controlled substance

Second degree arson

Someone cashed a bad check at 1611 Madison Ave., Aug. 16.

Prescription medication was stolen at 1120 Banklick St., Aug. 17. Prescription medication was stolen from a vehicle at 1523 Greenup St., Aug. 21.

Theft of identity

A deceased woman's identity was used to obtain goods at 2211 Howell St., Aug. 20. Another person's identity was used for food stamp at 215 E. 13th St., Aug. 20. A bank account was opened in the name of another at 143 W. 21st

$25 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at 3158 Dixie Highway, Aug. 20.

$7,000 worth of vehicles burned at 3320 Crescent Avenue, Aug. 23.

Second degree burglary

At 3501 Kimberly Drive, Aug. 21.

Second degree criminal possession of forged instrument

$60 counterfeited at 3421 Dixie Highway, Aug. 22.

Theft by deception

$3,298 reported stolen at 4224 Dixie Highway, Aug. 20.

Theft by unlawful taking

$98 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 40 Cave Run Drive, Aug. 23.


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