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A fundraising tradition is celebrating its founder. The 38th annual Bean Bash is noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Turfway Park in Florence. The event benefits BAWAC Inc., Redwood and Special Olympics-Northern Kentucky. All of the organizations support people with disabilities. LIFE, B1

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Looking to spread the word about life and hope with lung cancer, Kathy Rack, Kellie Walsh-Neils, Kathy Sinclair and Connie Householder proudly show their support for the Shine a Light on Lung Cancer event.

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For the second year in a row, Northern Kentucky is shining a light on the many faces of cancer. “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer is part of a national event sponsored by the Lung Cancer Alliance,” said Kathy Sinclair, who is helping to organize the event in Northern Kentucky, and is a cancer survivor herself. Looking to spread the word about life and hope with lung cancer, Kathy Rack, Kellie WalshNeils, Kathy Sinclair and Connie Householder proudly show their support for Shine a Light on Lung Cancer. Thanks to Kathy Sinclair.

On Nov. 1, she invites anyone interested to attend the vigil in Edgewood at the St. Elizabeth Hospital to honor and spread hope to those sickened by lung cancer. It starts at 7 p.m. “It’s to raise awareness for lung cancer,” Sinclair explained. “To offer hope and support to the afflicted and build a grassroots effort to change public health policy to something that is sorely underfunded.” Shine a Light on Lung Cancer vigils will be occurring across the world, so those participating in Edgewood will join others in Afghanistan and Australia in an alliance of hope, she said. Sinclair was diagnosed with lung cancer about 12 years ago and has also survived breast cancer; she calls the diagnosis “really very shocking” and hopes her story can inspire others who are afflicted. “Just so people know there is

somebody (who’s making it through),” she said. “You look at statistics and averages, and you’ve got to stay hopeful.” Kellie Walsh-Neils, a friend of Sinclair’s, will also be participating in the vigil. She knows a thing or two about hope herself. Like Sinclair, she was diagnosed with lung cancer and is also a survivor of breast cancer. “Of course, when we first heard it (the diagnosis) and looked up statistics on the computer I just crumbled,” Walsh-Neils explained. “... I really held on to the fact that hope means different things for different people.” Anyone interested in participating can register for the event at http://www.lungcanceralliance.or g/shinealightonlungcancer/ or e m a i l ShinealightNKY@gmail.com. For more information on your community visit www.NKY.com/Edgewood.

Library looking for literacy leaders By Libby Cunningham Lcunningham@nky.com

The Kenton County Public Library is beckoning all bookworms who are currently working to spread their love of literacy. For the third year, the library is looking for nominees for the Mary Ann Mongan Literacy Award, named after the library system’s former executive director, said current executive director Dave Schroeder. “It’s a way of recognizing people who are working in the field (of literacy) and making a differ-

“It’s a way of recognizing people who are working in the field (of literacy) and making a difference for a child or an adult.”

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name and the year of the award. Anyone who lives in Kenton County and works in the field of literacy is eligible, he said. For many, he explained, reading is still a challenge. “We talk a lot about science and technology and math and certainly that’s important,” he said. “...but what I think a lot of people don’t understand is the ability to read is the foundation of all those disciplines and reading is so essential.” For more information on your community, visit www.NKY.com/KentonCounty.

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“We want to give them a real ‘Welcome Home,’” said Kathleen Romero. Welcome Home is the theme of this year’s Veteran’s Day Program organized by the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum and the cities of Fort Wright and Fort Mitchell. It is hosted by the Highland Cemetery board and staff. The program will have a special focus on Vietnam veterans and takes place 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. The ceremony includes a gun salute from the Sons of the American Revolution, various readings, and the playing of the Taps. There will also be a display featuring the names of all those from Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties who were killed during the war. This is the fifth year for the program. “I think this is going to be a special event because after the (Vietnam) war when the vets came home they were not treated as well as other vets from other wars,” Romero, board member and events organizer for the museum, said. “It was terrible how they were treated. I hope everyone will come away being inspired to thank a Vietnam veteran for their service when they see them.” Romero is in the process of collecting names of living Vietnam veterans to include in the event program. For more information or to submit your name and branch of service for publication in the event program, call Romero at 331-2499. She is also looking for any nurses who served in the Vietnam War or during the war. President of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 88 Drew Vargo, who has attended the program in years past, is looking forward to this celebration. “It’s nice to have the recognition,” he said. “After the war there was no parade welcoming the Vietnam veterans home. This event is going to be very nice and appropriate. The purpose is to remember all the vets but also to recognize what the Vietnam veterans did when they served. The fact is, regardless of political views about the Vietnam War, these vets were called up and served. That should be remembered.” Vargo said this is also an

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years as police chief. On Oct. 4, he and officers Tim Thames and Doug Eagler were honored at the Erlanger Council meeting for their service in Kenton County. Fields, a Covington native, initially took up law enforcement to pay the bills while attending the University of Kentucky. “I was not interested in law enforcement when I began in the law enforcement career,” he explained. In 1983, he was offered a position on the university’s squad and, in 1986, a job in Erlanger. “It was nice to come home and I’ve done pretty much everything here,” Fields said. Starting out as an entry level officer, Fields quickly climbed within the department. He was promoted to detective in 1989, given the title of sergeant in 1992, moved to lieutenant in 1998, became assistant chief in 2000 and finally chief in 2002. “I said, my goal when I started was to make sure I retire,” he said. Police work has changed greatly in 25 years, he said, citing technological advances and the incident with Rodney King in 1991 as major factors. “Technology has been a real struggle for all entities,” he said. The King incident, where police officers were accused of police brutality, was law enforcement’s most major game-changer during Fields’ tenure as a police officer, he said. “Law enforcement began to hold itself to a higher standard,” he said. “(The case) did nothing more than improve what we do.” Locally, one of the most influential periods during his career was in 1994, when the city of Erlanger supported him attending the FBI National Academy. “The FBI National Academy is an academic and course that the FBI puts on for local law enforcement,” he said. He spent 11 weeks in Virginia for the program’s training. In his down time, Fields said he enjoys motorcycle riding and spending time with his family. “I try to focus on family, grand kids now, doing that, and taking them fishing, or camping or whatever,” he said. “... Those are basically my hobbies.”


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Boone County Arboretum hosts ‘Autumn Affair’ By Stephanie Salmons

d’oeurves are included in the cost of event, but there will be a cash bar, arboretum director Kris Stone said. Harpist Michelle Gwynne will perform. Additionally, the event will feature two silent auctions. The first is a plant auction which includes plants new to the nursery industry or those that may be hard to find, Stone said. The other features nature-inspired artwork from BCVAA members, he said. Proceeds from the plant auction will go to the Friends of the Arboretum while proceeds from the art auction will be split between the two groups, he said. Though the arboretum hosts events year-round, this is the first year for this

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Art and nature go hand in hand – at least according to Boone County Visual Arts Association president Linda Lee Whaley. Now, the BCVAA and the Boone County Arboretum are teaming up for “An Autumn Affair.” The fundraiser, sponsored by the Friends of the Boone County Arboretum and the arts group, will take place at 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Boone Links Golf Course clubhouse, 19 Clubhouse Drive, Florence. Reservations are required and can be made online at the arboretum’s website, www.bcarboretum.org (Click “BCA Events” under the site’s Events and Education tab.)

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“Red Barn on Maple” by Linda Lee Whaley is an example of the kind of artwork that will be available as part of a silent auction that will be held as part of “An Autumn Affair” Oct. 27. Cost is $25 and the last day to register is Oct. 21. “We’re hoping we can get people made aware of what a beautiful place the arboretum is and that the arts and nature go hand in hand,” Whaley said. Basic drinks such as tea and coffee and hors

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Public meetings set on land-use plan The Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission (NKAPC) is inviting the public to participate in “Direction 2030: Your Voice, Your Choice,” the planning process that will craft a new comprehensive land-use plan for Kenton County. A series of public meetings are scheduled for members of the public - including residents, builders, developers, business owners and operators, and others - to offer input on the comprehensive plan, a policy and planning document that is designed to guide the development and growth in Kenton County over the next 20 years. The first public engagement meeting is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Dixie Heights High School in Crestview Hills. “NKAPC is in the process of developing a new comprehensive plan that will provide policy and direction for future zoning and landuse decisions,” said Keith Logsdon, NKAPC’s deputy director for long-range plan-

ning. “An effective comprehensive plan starts with strong public participation, which in turn establishes a foundation represents the interests of the entire community. “Direction 2030 will help develop the framework for important decisions that will guide community’s future,” Logsdon said. “This process will serve the community by analyzing community needs, collecting citizen input, crafting plans to address those needs, and helping to ensure a more prosperous, safer tomorrow.” NKAPC, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, works with 20 local governments in Kenton County. The comprehensive plan is an important tool in helping to make Kenton County a more livable and prosperous community over the next two decades. Since the county’s first comprehensive plan was completed in 1972, only minor updates have been made. Direction 2030 will help to create an entirely new plan for the county.

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• Wednesday, Oct. 26 , 5:30-7:30 p.m., Dixie Heights High School, 3010 Dixie Highway, Crestview Hills. • Thursday, Nov. 17, 6:308:30 p.m., Kenton County Agricultural Extension Service, 10990 Marshall Road (corner of Ky. 16 and Marshall Road), south Covington. • Tuesday, Nov. 29, 5:307:30 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 3711 Tibbatts St., Latonia. • Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6:308:30 p.m., Piner Elementary School, 2845 Piner Ridge Road, Morning View.

The first phase of the process to develop a new comprehensive plan will be to address the goals and objectives that reflect the community’s wishes regarding land-use, housing and transportation needs. “Since public input is crucial to this process and will serve as a foundation of the entire plan, citizens will have an key ownership role in creating this important roadmap for the future of Kenton County,” Logsdon said. For more information regarding this effort, visit our website at www.direction2030.org.

In a joint meeting, Kentucky’s justices, judges and circuit court clerks recently gathered for a full day of education on House Bill 463, which implemented sweeping penal code reform when it went into effect June 8, 2011. Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. invited all of the elected officials in the Kentucky Court of Justice to the education program provided by the Administrative Office of the Courts. Supreme Court Justice Wil Schroder – whose district includes Kenton County – participated in the program Aug. 19 in Lexington. Kenton County judges and circuit court clerks who participated in the HB 463 education program: • Kenton County Circuit Court Judge Gregory Bartlett • Kenton County Circuit Court Judge Martin J. Sheehan • Kenton County Circuit Court Judge Patricia M. Summe • Kenton County District Court Judge Douglas J. Grothaus • Kenton County District

Court Judge Ann Ruttle • Kenton County Circuit Court Clerk John C. Middleton HB 463 sets out the most concentrated overhaul of Kentucky’s penal code in more than 30 years and was supported by all three branches of government. The legislation is designed to curb the cost of incarceration without compromising public safety. “It can be challenging to overhaul processes that have been in place for years,” Chief Justice Minton said. “The comprehensive education program offered justices, judges and circuit court clerks an important opportunity to learn more about the changes with House Bill 463 as well as ask questions and express concerns, share their early experiences with the bill and seek clarity on various aspects of the new legislation. “I believe we can all agree that the court system is crucial to the successful implementation of this bill. Just as the passage of this bill called for a multibranch,

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Haunted trail, pumpkin races promise good times By Melissa Stewart mjstewart@nky.com

It’s going to be a spooky night and a tough competition, but fun for all. Kenton County Parks and Recreation will host the 13th annual Haunted Halloween Trail Friday, Oct. 14, and the Great Pumpkin Races Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Middleton-Mills Park on Mills Road between Taylor Mill and Independence. “It’s the kick-off to the Halloween season,” said Steve Trauger, recreation programs coordinator. “It’s one night of fright that’s relatively inexpensive. People need to know that the haunted trail is scary. The Great Pumpkin races is for all ages.” PROVIDED The Haunted Halloween Trail, presented by Jude’s Custom Exhaust Kenton County Parks and Recreation will host the 13th annual Haunted Halloween Trail Friday, Oct. 14, and the Great Auto Repair and Towing, will take Pumpkin Races Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Middleton-Mills Park on Mills Road between Taylor Mill and Independence. place from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The “Seniors often get overlooked dur- p.m. Registration is between noon and quarter-mile, torch-lit trail will feature ing the holidays and donations start to 12:45 p.m. Zookeeper Kat Hammer, a variety of Halloween characters, dry up,” Trauger said. “We are actual- from the Cincinnati Zoo, will be at the creatures, and displays. Snappy Toma- ly looked to (for) help and we hope to park at noon with some of the zoos to Pizza will be on hand selling pizza get donations to stock their shelves.” most creepy creatures for a show and slices and complimentary Orange On Saturday bring the roundest, tell. Drool, donated by McDonald’s will be fastest pumpkin in the patch to race Independence resident Teri Thomas served in the shelter house at the end against other pumpkins in the same has been volunteering at these events of the trail. Everyone in line by 10:30 weight classes: Wannabe-a Great for 10 years. She said she loves both pm. will be able to walk the trail, but Pumpkin are five pounds; Couldbe-a events. the gate at the entrance to the park Great Pumpkin are from five to 10 “People come back every year will be closed at 10:30 p.m. pounds, and finally Great Pumpkins because they love going to the trail,” Admission to the trail is $1 to help are more than 10 pounds. No altered she said. “And the pumpkin races are parks and recreation offset the costs of pumpkins, other than painting, will be fun. I like watching everyone going the trail or a nonperishable or person- permitted. The Great Pumpkin Races, nuts cheering on their pumpkins.” al care item donation for Senior Ser- presented by a-1 Enterprise Signs, For more about your community, visit vices of Northern Kentucky. Designs, Apparel and More, starts at 1 www.nky.com/kentoncounty

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N. Ky. gets Ronald Reagan Highway State Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, announced Sept. 28 that signs will be erected on Interstate 275 in Kentucky, officially designating this stretch of road as “Ronald Reagan Highway” in tribute of the nation’s 40th president, Ronald Wilson Reagan. In the 2011 Legislative Session, Koenig sponsored an amendment to House Joint Resolution 19 that honors the life, service, and accomplishments of President Reagan by designating Interstate 275, for its entire length inside the boundaries of the commonwealth, as the “Ronald Reagan Highway.” This amendment also directed placement of signs denoting this designation. “History paints the 1980s as a time of positive social, economic and political change, which can be largely credited to President Reagan,” said Koenig. “While in office, he pursued policies that reflected his personal belief in individual freedom, brought about

changes to the U.S. economy and the military, and contributed to the end of the both the Koenig Cold War and the fall of the Berlin Wall. He greatly impacted the lives of many, both domestically and abroad, and I was proud to sponsor legislation paying tribute to one of America’s greatest presidents.” According to Koenig, the newly minted “Ronald Reagan Highway” is only recognized in Kentucky and differs from the Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway in Cincinnati which also crosses Interstate 275.

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BURLINGTON - The wet morning couldn’t dampen spirits of state, elected and military officials on hand for the ground breaking – which was moved indoors because of the weather – of a new Kentucky Army National Guard Readiness Center that will be constructed in Burlington. Construction is now under way on the new $19.5 million federally funded facility which will be located on 32 acres adjacent to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department on Conrad Lane and Gateway Industrial Park. Kentucky first lady Jane Beshear spoke during the ceremony and was joined by Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini, adjutant general for Kentucky, U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis and Boone County Judgeexecutive Gary Moore. The National Guard doesn’t just fight foreign wars, Beshear said, but often steps up to battle natural disasters here at home. There have been 10 federally declared natural disasters in the last four years, she said. “With almost 8,500 Kentucky National Guard members serving our state and

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Though it had to be moved indoors because of the weather, the ground breaking ceremony for a new Kentucky Army National Guard Readiness Center took place Sept. 26. From left are Lt. Col. Steve King, Col. Retired Mike Jones, Col. Mike Ferguson, Col. Ben Adams, Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini, contractor Pat Wise-Brown, Joe Wilkins, TRI-ED senior vice president of manufacturing and existing business Bob Green and Michael Jacobs of Omni Architects. nation, this facility will serve the men and women that serve the commonwealth, allowing them to keep up their unbridled spirit and continue their unbridled service,” Beshear said. Davis said he was excited to see this project come to pass. “It’s not only good for the economy, it’s good for our security here in the state and ultimately for our continued response capability,” he said. The facility will be home to two Kentucky Army National Guard units – Headquarters Support Company and A Company, both with the 1204th Aviation Support Battalion.

Approximately 35 fulltime and 390 part-time personnel will be employed at the new readiness center, which will consist of 75,000 square feet of administrative offices, storage facilities, classroom and an assembly hall. According to Lt. Col. Steve King, construction and facility manager for the Kentucky National Guard, the new facility was first realized five years ago. At that point, it was put on the future years development program, which is the federal appropriation for military construction, he said. “We recognized we wanted a greater presence

in Northern Kentucky,” King said before the ceremony started. In addition to the $19.5 million in federal funds for the project, the state also paid $1.2 million for the property, he said. The new facility, which is a “representation of a teamwork effort,” means, among other things, greater response capabilities for state emergencies in the area, King said. Crews were on site Sept. 26, King said, “itching to go and we’re excited for them to start.” The project is expected to take between 16 and 18 months to complete.

Gregory Iocco of Burlington has been an artist for years. The Michigan native, who lived several years in Vermont, moved to Kentucky about eight months ago when he became the zookeeper at the Creation Museum in Petersburg. Now, he can add author to his resume. His book, “The Child Who Saved Our World,” which was released Sept. 6, is a “brief, historical review” about the coming of Jesus Christ, Iocco said. Beginning with Genesis, it tells the prophecies of Christ’s coming, his arrival and fulfillment of those prophecies, Iocco said. It also talks about Christ’s birth, life, death and resurrection. “I love history, I love the Bible,” Iocco said. He was never able to find a book like this, so he decided to write one for himself. Anyone who likes the same subjects may enjoy reading the book, he said. He also wanted to illustrate a book. Iocco’s book features his own pen and ink illustrations throughout.

“It started as a project of my own I was interested in,” Iocco said. “It expanded from there. I Iocco n e v e r dreamed I’d be an author.” He believes the Bible is a historical document, so he wrote the story as history, he said. He wants others to understand the Bible as a historical document too, or Christ’s coming won’t have an “impact on humanity,” Iocco said. Without that understanding, the story of Christ is one that will “make you feel good” but it’s not going to change your life, he said. Iocco hopes the book will be “encouraging to those who trust in Christ.” It’s also something interesting for people who enjoy history or want to “look into things further,” he said. It’s the story of “why Christ came, when He came and the hope we have because He came,” Iocco said. The book can be found on retail sites including www.amazon.com.

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Kindle users can access library’s eBooks Those with Amazon’s Kindle can now download free eBooks from the Kenton County Public Library’s website. “The library is always trying to be on the cutting edge of technology. This is another way to offer our patrons information on what they need how they need it,” the library’s digital librarian Nicole Frilling said. “The Kindle is the most popular e-reader and now instead of just purchasing eBooks they can get them free from the library.” Until recently, Kindle users purchased most of their eBooks from Amazon’s website. This new development will allow Kindle users to download from the nearly 8,000 books in the library’s eBook collection. And eBook usage at the library is on the rise. “Last month we had a 50 percent increase in the number of eBooks checked out,” Frilling said. “Now that Kindle users can download free books, I expect this number to increase dramati-

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Kenton County Public Library staff members Kim Thompson and Gary Pilkington test out the library’s free e-books at the Mary Ann Mongan Library in Covington. cally. Plus, as we approach the holidays, e-readers will mostly likely be one of the most popular gifts for people again this year.” The library’s eBook collection is not just for adults. There are also children and teen titles. “These are really great to have loaded on your phone or reader for when you want to run errands and keep your children occupied and engaged,” said Frilling, a mother of two. “Plus many tweens and teens have phones now that can

down eBooks so they can read them on the school bus or when they have some down time.” Independence resident Jennifer Davis is also excited about the convenience. “I love using the library now, but where I live, it’s at least 20 minutes to any branch, so this is going to be really convenient for me,” she said. She’s also looking forward to the opportunity to save money. “I dropped about $80 on eBooks just to get through

all of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, so being able to borrow books on my Kindle will be terrific,” she said. “Being able to use the library for eBooks will be a godsend. It’ll also be a great way to try out a new series without spending a ton of money. If I can borrow the first book in a series and see how I like it, I’ll usually go ahead and spend money to support the author on the additional books. But, buying the first book feels like a risk, even if it’s not that expensive. Every little bit counts these days.” EBooks are on the rise. Nora Rawlinson co-founder and editor of

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ERLANGER - Members of the Lloyd Memorial High School Marching Band are taking a trip to Western Kentucky University at the end of the month. But, before they can show off their skills at the Kentucky State Marching Band Championships, they will test

their tongues for 12 hours on Oct. 13, in hopes of raising $3,000 to fund the trip. “We are having our first Fall Blowout,” said director Randy Webb. “It’s kind of based on a walk-and-run-a-thon, you go out and get pledges.” From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on that Thursday, which coincides with the school’s fall break, members will be marching with the support

of friends, family and neighbors. Supporters are able to donate amounts at a perhour rate, or in a lump sum, Webb said. “It’s a lot like any other ‘A-Thon’,” he said. Anyone interested in making donations can contact Webb at randy.webb@erlanger.kysch ools.us.

Fire department to buy e-tablets By Libby Cunningham Lcunningham@nky.com

ERLANGER - The City Council met on Oct. 4, announcing the city’s Halloween hours, a grant the Erlanger Fire Department received and honoring police officers for their service. The Erlanger Fire Department has received a

$12,000 training grant, which it will use to purchase electronic tablets, said Chief Terry Allen. “The new generation of firefighters wants that information in their hands,” Allen said, adding that these devices will be at no additional cost to the city. Also discussed at the meeting was the city’s trick-

or-treat hours, which will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. Council also honored three police officers for their years of service with the Erlanger Police Department as well. Marc Fields was honored for 25 years on duty, as was Tim Thames. Doug Eagler celebrated five years with the department on Oct. 4.

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Taylor Mill Elementary gets basketball court By Melissa Stewart mjstewart@nky.com

Taylor Mill Elementary students will soon be playing on their own basketball court at the school playground thanks to the efforts of the PTA. “The PTA wanted to install a piece of equipment to the playground that kids of all ages would enjoy and something that would last for years,” said PTA President Andrea Sipple. “Also, some of the current

playground equipment the kids outgrow or become disinterested by the time they get to the intermediate grades of elementary school.” The group funded the project with money from their playground fund that was started in the 1990s. Most of the money raised comes from their Market Day fundraiser. Market Day is a food order program where families can order restaurant-quality food on a monthly basis.

“We are just lucky to have the resources to be able to add another piece of equipment for the kids,” Sipple said. “We have the best PTA and a great group of supporters. We couldn’t accomplish all we do without our dedicated volunteers that care so much about our kids and our school.” PTA Secretary Susan Balsley agrees. “We are particularly grateful to the families who had the foresight to establish Market Day to fund playground improvements. Many

of those families supported the cause, but did not reap the benefits because their children moved on to middle school before enhancements were made,” she said. A member of one of those families, Dixie Aerni, recently returned to the PTA to chair the Market Day program. The program was in danger of going away, Balsley said, but Aerni stepped up to volunteer her time and effort, even without having any children currently at the

school. “The role of the PTA is to provide the best programs and resources for children to be successful students,” Sipple said. “Our PTA raises and budgets over $20,000 a year for various programs and activities for the students. We couldn’t do this without the support of our Taylor Mill families and of course our great volunteers that run our programs.” For more about your community, visit www.nky.com/taylormill

Teenager directs ‘Glass Menagerie’ It’s not often that you find a high school student with so much drive and passion that they volunteer to tackle on an after school event alone. Scott High School senior Ben Kleymeyer is breaking this mold. Ben is currently directing his own production of Tennessee Williams’s “The Glass Menagerie” and he is flying solo. “The Glass Menagerie” runs at 7 p.m. Oct. 21-22 at Scott. As a leading drama student at Scott, when it came time for a student-led production, Ben leapt at the opportunity. Scott drama director Mandy Volpenhein knew he would give the show his time and dedication. Volpenhein said, “Ben chose the show. He’s been a fan of Tennessee Williams since his freshman year. It’s interesting that a high school kid would have such an interest in Tennessee Williams, but he loves his play and I knew that he would do a good job.” Kleymeyer has been working on developing his production with Volpenhein since last school year, but has only been working with and directing his fourperson cast for three weeks. “It’s unique because

very few high schools have student productions,” said Volpenhein, “and I’m always surKleymeyer prised when they do because they really get it. It’s so good to watch them do a whole production.” Volpenhein helped with a few things such as set design and a few blocking tips, but other than that she says it’s all Ben. “I sign purchase orders,” she jokes, “I get the scripts, and get the rights, and check out some costumes and make sure people are doing what they’re supposed to doing, but it’s his show.” Kleymeyer’s commitment to the show is evident, seeing as he holds rehearsals almost every day of the week. But, it’s not an “all work and no play” situation. Ben truly enjoys working on the production, and it is something he is proud of. “The cast is awesome, and it’s a lot of fun.” says Ben, “It’s one of my favorite shows, so it’s really awesome to make it come alive.” Ben is certainly adding to Scott’s already credible theater reputation by not only taking on this show, but making it one to remember.

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The Workforce Solutions Division of Gateway Community and Technical Colleges has scheduled four continuing education courses for journeyman and master plumbers in November. The four-hour courses will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the college’s Boone Campus. The cost for each course is $60, and lunch is included in the registration fee. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 16. Participants must bring a

photo ID and a plumbing license to class. Two courses will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon. They are: “2010-2011 Continuing Education” and “Water Treatment & Filtration.” Two other courses will be available from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. They are: “Confined Space Awareness” and “First Aid/CPR/Bloodborne Pathogens.” For more information or to register, contact Regina Schadler, 859-442-1170, regina.schadler@kctcs.edu.

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Class studies butterfly migration TAYLOR MILL - Judy Gammon is a biology teacher at Scott High School in Taylor Mill and an avid nature-lover. Among the many living things in Gammon’s plantfilled classroom are the chrysalises of monarch butterflies. As a way to get students out of the classroom, she has teamed up with Monarch Watch, an organization that studies the fall migration of the monarch butterfly. For 20 seasons, Monarch Watch has been tagging and recovering monarch butterflies to better understand the path of their migration. Gammon has been familiar with the organization for a few years, but this year she wanted to get her students involved. Gammon’s classes have tagged 28 monarchs to send off, in the hope that when the monarchs fly south, generally toward Mexico, someone

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Students Clay Groeschen of Ryland Heights and Quinn Ziegelmeyer of Independence tag butterfly wings to track the flight pattern of monarchs. will find them and report the recovery information to Monarch Watch. “It has been really cool,” Gammon said, “and I think the kids really enjoy it. We get to watch a miracle before our eyes.” This system allows for researchers, teachers, and students alike to track and understand the path of the monarch. Chip Taylor, director of Monarch Watch, says

that the data collected is used to “determine mortality during the migration and estimate the number of monarchs in the overwintering population.” The goal of the program is to not only educate the public on monarchs, but “to further science education in primary and secondary school systems.” Gammon’s class is doing just that. The chances of someone

finding, and reporting, one of the 28 butterflies from Gammon’s class are slim, but she is glad for the experience and for being able to share it with her students. Gammon raises the monarchs in class from the time they are eggs, so students are able to watch them transform from caterpillars to butterflies. “Watching the caterpillar change to a chrysalis..it’s just a miracle;” she says, “and watching the butterfly emerge is as well.” Hands-on learning forces students to really think about what is being discussed and be active learners. Gammon is one of many teachers taking the initiative to actually engage students in subject matter. Instead of looking at slides about monarch migration, they are personally contributing to the study of it. “It’s just amazing,” she said.

Covington Catholic class holds reunion The class of 1961 gathered recently, incredulous that it had really been 50 years since they graduated from Covington Catholic High School. On Sept. 16, 75 of the 122 class members made it back to see old friends and note significant changes to campus. On Friday evening, a Mass was held for the deceased members of the class, followed by a reception in the school cafeteria. Father Heitzman, a beloved priest who was on staff at CCH in 1961, presided.

On Saturday the Golden Colonels attended the school football game and then headed over to the Taste of Cincinnati River Boat Dinner Cruise. The class of 1961 gathers annually for a cookout and is noted for their particular sense of brotherhood and tradition. According to class member Dick Maile, “I know I’m biased but there is just something unique about the allmale educational experience. It creates a spirit that you can’t match elsewhere. I also think we have a really

special class. We get together to remember our deceased members, especially Tim Shields, and we’ve set up three scholarships that give significantly to the school.” In thinking back on why the class has maintained strong friendships, Maile reflected, “We grew up in a different time. Our parents lived through the Great Depression and we knew what it was like to work hard and discipline ourselves. I worked in the summer to pay my tuition ($120), which was significant at the time.”

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WKU to host open house in Boone Oct. 19 Western Kentucky University’s Office of Admissions will host an open house for prospective students and their families from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the Hilton Cincinnati Airport Hotel, 7373 Turfway Road, Florence. WKU faculty, staff,

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Dixie Heights junior Ali Critcher (7) celebrates her goal against Conner Oct. 3.

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Dixie Heights junior Lizzy Wolking plays the ball Oct. 3 in the game against Conner.

EDGEWOOD - It was a perfect Senior Night for Tori Critcher. The Dixie Heights High School senior soccer player scored off an assist from her sister Ali, helping the Colonels beat Conner 4-0 on Oct. 3. It was the last game for six Colonels 12thgraders on their home turf. Critcher had just two goals for the season prior to poking in a shot off a corner kick from Ali. The Colonels entered play Oct. 6 with a 14-5-3 record, the most wins the program has had in at least a decade. The Colonels are looking for their first district title since 2001 and first win in the Ninth Region tourney since 2000. They are coached for the second year by a person who knows the Critcher sisters well: Their father, Curt. “It’s experience more than anything,” he said. “We have a team full of juniors and seniors. It’s them playing together as a team.” Ali, a junior, scored her 19th goal that night against Conner, putting her one off the Northern Kentucky leader in that category. She also has seven assists. “Ali does well when she moves without the ball,” the coach said. “She is a hard worker on the field. She has good speed. The thing she brings is intensity. When she’s playing well and aggressively, we put pressure on their defense.” Tori enjoyed her senior night with Alexis Delaney, Kayla Eiben, Jenna Hoffman, Deja Jefferson and Rachel Wilson.

“It’s fun to coach your daughters,” the coach said. “There are times it’s tough to be a dad and a coach at the same time, but it’s fun to watch them play.” Eighth-grader Madi Critcher will be on the team eventually, Curt said. Eiben has been the starting sweeper for a Colonel team that has posted seven straight shutouts and 11 overall. “We put her in sweeper two years ago and she has blossomed this year into one of the top defenders in the area,” Curt Critcher said. “She has really grasped the sweeper role and accepted it.” Jefferson and junior Erin Snyder have split time at goalkeeper this season. The coach said either could start for most schools in Northern Kentucky. Juniors Jamie Witherall, Lizzy Wolking and Anna Ochs have been defensive leaders as well. Another junior, Anna Crosthwaite, has been a key offensive threat. Dixie has had a big freshman campaign from Lauren Nemeroff, who has nine goals and seven assists this year. Her coach considers her one of the top freshmen in the area. The veteran Colonels will look to make some postseason noise. Dixie, the top seed in the 18th District, was set for an Oct. 11 district semifinal and a potential championship game Oct. 13 at Scott High School. “We have to stay aggressive,” Curt Critcher said. “We don’t have a lot of players who play club in the spring. A lot of our girls do other sports. We have to

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Conner junior Bellina Fiorelli, left, and Dixie Heights junior Jamie Witherall go shoulder-to-shoulder to gain control of the ball Oct. 3.

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Dixie Heights senior Kayla Eiben, left, and Conner junior Cori Storms contest the ball Oct. 3.

Conner junior Brooke Mardis, left, and Dixie Heights senior Tori Critcher contest the ball Oct. 3.

continue to work hard and play defense. I don’t know if we can match up with the top teams in the state in a high-scoring match, but if we can keep it close we have a chance.”

See more sports coverage at www.cincinnati.com/blogs/pres spreps, www. facebook.com/presspreps or visit James on Twitter at @RecorderWeber.

Lloyd, Dixie take losses in football week 7 punt recovery. Next up: The Bulldogs play at undefeated Highlands at 7 p.m. Oct. 14.

The following are summaries of last weekend’s Kenton County football action.

Covington Catholic bye

Newcath 45, Lloyd 14

The Colonels (5-2) had a bye and return to action at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, at Harrison County.

The Juggernauts (3-4) fell behind 28-0 after one half of play against the undefeated Thoroughbreds (7-0). Quarterback Dexter Smith passed for 220 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score for the Juggernauts. Next up: Lloyd has a bye next week.

Scott 63, Grant County 6

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Lloyd running back Daishaun Bruton (6) tries to evade Mac Franzen of Newport Central Catholic during the football game Oct. 7.

Campbell County 50, Dixie Heights 14

In one of the biggest shockers of the 2011 season, the Colonels (2-5) were crushed by the Camels (2-5). The loss sends Dixie to 1-1 in District 6, one game behind both Campbell County and Ryle. Zeke Pike threw for two touchdowns, but the Colonels allowed 508 rushing yards. Next up: Dixie Heights tries to get back on track at 7 p.m., Oct. 14, at Simon Kenton.

Beechwood 63, Bellevue 8

The Tigers (6-1) won their district opener in convincing fashion. Cameron Vocke scored on a 95-yard punt return, a 72-yard run,

Boone County 24, Simon Kenton 6

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Lloyd quarterback Dexter Smith (4) scrambles and looks for some running room during the game against Newport Central Catholic Oct. 7. and a 52-yard reception to lead the rout. Quarterback Taylor Davis tossed four touchdown passes. Next up: The Tigers host Dayton at 7:30 p.m. Oct.14.

Ludlow 21, Dayton 7

The Panthers (2-4) relied on a four-man rushing attack to defeat the Greendevils (1-6). Chris Yates, Mitchell Cody, Jake Kleier, and Josh Martin keyed the victory for Ludlow.

Next up: The Panthers host Bellevue at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14.

Holy Cross bye

The Indians (5-2) had a bye and host Bishop Brossart (3-4) at 7 p.m. Oct. 14.

Holmes 25, Harrison Co. 7

The Bulldogs improved to 4-3 with the win. Carlos

The Eagles (3-3) dominated from the opening kickoff, opening up a 35-6 halftime lead. While the offense put up season-high numbers, the defense held Grant County to just 174 total yards of offense. Scott is now 1-0 in District play. District play continues at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, when the Eagles host South Oldham.

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Lloyd running back Dakota Kidd (42) weaves through the Newport Central Catholic defense during the football game Oct. 7. Gipson passed for two first half touchdowns. After the Bulldogs had a 12-0 lead, the running game took over. Greg Clemons rushed 16

times for 133 yards and a touchdown and Jonathon Scruggs carried 13 times for 91 yards. Scruggs added a touchdown on a blocked

Simon Kenton (2-3) jumped out to an early lead, but the offense could not find the end zone and the defense could not pitch a shutout. Boone County (5-3) scored 24 unanswered points. Mikey Krallman recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for the Pioneers’ lone score. Jake Schneider blocked the punt. The Pioneers host Dixie Heights at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14.


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Golf

• Covington Catholic finished 10th in the state golf tournament Oct. 4-5 in Bowling Green. Cov Cath shot 328 each day for a 656 total. Merik Berling finished 36th with a 160. Seattle Stein was 45th with a 163. Austin Beck was 56th with a 165. Sean Kiely finished 70th with 170, and Brett Bauereis was 76th at 176. • Notre Dame finished sixth in the girls tourney Oct. 7-8. Sophomore Jill Edgington finished eighth overall with a 156. Ali Cheesman was 40th (176), Nicole Volpenhein 56th (187) and Ellen Kendall 71st (206).

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Covington Catholic goalkeeper Austin Stetter stops a score as Boone County’s Haven Borkowski (16) tries to not run into the goalkeeper in the first half. Cov Cath tied Boone 2-2 on senior night Oct. 6.

• Dixie Heights won the boys race and Scott the girls race at the Kenton County championships Oct. 4 at Scott High School. Dixie senior Michael Menkhaus won the boys race (17:52), followed by Dixie junior Max McGehee (18:06), Scott sophomore Jeremy Jackson (19:26), Dixie sophomore Austin Althauer (19:36) and Dixie junior Seth Robinson (19:53).

Dixie sophomore Erica Bluford won the girls race (22:13), followed by four in a row from team champ Scott: Natalie Jehn (22:56), Megan Buckner (23:36), Anna Clephane (23:42) and Lexi Flynn (23:42). • Covington Catholic won the boys race at the Diocese of Covington invitational Oct. 4. Brayden Schlagbaum finished fourth to lead the way. Christian Greenwell was seventh, Alex Flynn eighth and Brian Menke ninth. Covington Latin’s Peter Rodgers finished fifth and Holy Cross’ Tim Woeste sixth. St. Henry was second. Daniel Wolfer won the individual title. Brendan Dooley was third. • Notre Dame won the girls title at the Diocese meet. Amy Hansen led five Pandas in the top 10 with a third-place finish. St. Henry’s Lindsey Hinken won the individual title. Sam Hentz was fourth. The Crusaders were second as a team. Gabrielle Bergman of Holy Cross was fifth in the girls race.

Volleyball

• Notre Dame beat Ryle 25-12, 25-9 Oct. 4 and Cincinnati Mercy 3-0 Oct. 8. • Scott beat Cooper in a tight 25-22, 25-23, 25-20 match. Senior Erin Romito had 23 kills and 18 digs, and Alison Weigand posted 19 digs. • Simon Kenton beat Boone County Oct. 5, 25-20, 25-22, 25-11. Carly Caverly had 12 kills and Samantha Eudy posted six kills and seven aces for the Pioneers. • Senior middle hitter Mariah Johnson had five kills and five aces to lead the Ludlow volleyball team to a 2519, 25-11 win on senior night. Ludlow improved to 26-8 and set a school record for wins. • St. Henry (22-6) beat Henry Clay 25-22, 25-15 Oct. 6. • Holy Cross beat Calvary 25-11, 25-11 Oct. 6.

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• Notre Dame beat Campbell County 3-0 to improve to 16-3. The Pandas, who improved to 16-3 on the year, were led in net by goalkeeper Olivia Voskuhl who made five saves on the night. Voskuhl has had a share in each of Notre Dame Academy’s 12 shutouts this season. The Pandas offense came from the trio of Ellyn Abdelghany, Ellen Combs, and Megan Miller, all of whom scored against NewCath. Notre Dame enters the postseason with six straight shutouts. • Calvary beat Ludlow 5-1 Oct. 4. Jenna Wright scored twice for the Cougars. • St. Henry entered the postseason on a nine-game winning streak after beating Holy Cross 1-0 Oct. 5.

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• The Bean Bash will be Oct. 15. Tickets are $1 for a chance to win $500 in gas; $10 tickets for a week at a Hilton Head condo, plus $500 cash. Sponsors and auction items are needed. Visit www.beanbash.org or contact Cindy Fischer at fischercindy66@gmail.com or Mark Staggs at staggsm@fuse.net. • Swimming will start back up Oct. 22 with practices from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays OctoberJune; independent swimmers swim the first 45 minutes and developmental athletes swim 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meets will be most weekends in April and the State Summer Games will be the first weekend of June. Volunteers are needed. Email Debbie

Ogden at swimmom@fuse.net. • Volunteers are needed for Special Olympics bowling. Regionals will be Oct. 29 at SuperBowl in Erlanger. Email Susan Viel at sviel@insightbb.com. State will be Dec. 3 and 4 in Louisville. Contact the state office at 1-800-633-7403. A coach certification clinic will be Nov. 8 at Super Bowl in Erlanger. To register, call Justin Harville at 1-800633-7403. • Certified soccer referees and linesman are needed for the Kentucky State Special Olympics Soccer Tournament on Nov. 5 at Central Park, Burlington. Email Mark Staggs at staggsm@fuse.net.

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Move money to local banks to fight Wall Street I’ve been expecting Occupy Wall Street to happen for the past three years. Anger has been rising on Main Street since the bailouts and the million dollar bonuses. Washington and Wall Street spent so much time talking to each other that they never noticed and figured it had gone away. It has not. Since 2008, I’ve written over 100 columns on Huffington Post and my new book, “Wealth Without Wall Street: A Main Street Guide to Making Money,” is a guide to getting Wall Street out of people’s lives. If I were 22 instead of 52, I’d probably be out on the streets. Instead, like most baby boomers, I’m watching the revolution on television. And supporting the protesters in

a middle-aged way. “Wealth Without Wall Street” was released a few weeks before Occupy Wall Street took place. Along with sharDon McNay ing in the protest, I concrete Community offer for Recorder solutions the guest reducing power of Wall columnist Street. In a chapter called, “Think Globally, Act Locally,” I said: I don’t advocate marching in the streets or writing a letter to your congressman. A better form of protest is to set up your finances in a way that reduces the

influence of Washington and Wall Street in your lives. The book offers four steps to reducing the power of Wall Street over Main Street. Move your money from a Wall Street bank to bank or credit union in your community. By moving your money. you decrease the power and influence of Wall Street. It may stop those trying stunts like charging $5 to use a debit card as Bank of America wants to do. Local banks and credit unions will make sure that money is going back to your community. Use them as much as possible. Get rid of your credit cards. Most of them are issued by Wall Street banks. Dropping your credit cards will take money out of Wall

Street’s pockets and put it yours. Get rich slowly. A lot of the problems on Wall Street stem from their obsession with quick profits, in order to justify their million dollar bonuses. Those of us in the baby boom age range need to think about having money for retirement and for the rest of our lives. There are plenty of opportunities, off Wall Street, for people to develop a safe nest egg if they do it slowly over a long period of time. We don’t need Wall Street to “trade” our money for us. If you fit into the world of selfemployment, now is a time to think about it. In order to make Wall Street stockholders and bond holders happy, many large companies are laying off thousands of employees, or slashing their bene-

fits and pensions. If you can use your skill sets in a business you own yourself, it is a better longterm move. The phrase “think globally, act locally” is one that baby boomers are familiar with. Although it is usually associated with the environmental movement, the best way to think globally, act locally is to do two things at the same time. Every person can work toward being a good citizen. That includes supporting local businesses, being a good neighbor, and gaining financial independence. Then, recognize that your individual actions can ultimately reduce the power of Wall Street and Washington over Main Street. Don McNay of Richmond is a bestselling author and financial columnist.

Big Brother, meet the judge Underestimated allies of freedom are judges who uphold constitutional government and smack down regulatory agencies when they cross the line. In recent months, we’ve had some stellar rulings by fair-andbalanced judges. We’ve also witnessed some of the most egregious decisions, including Kenton Circuit Court Judge Gregory Bartlett’s refusal to issue an injunction against the printing of November’s ballots until county clerk Gabrielle Summe had followed the proper procedure of verifying signatures on a petition seeking to allow voters decide an unwanted government agency’s future. Representatives of the Northern Kentucky Tea Party and the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky sought the injunction after Summe arbitrarily backhanded thousands of signatures of citizens seeking to ax the illegal and bloated Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission. Bartlett refused to step in. But we have some bold judges who remain faithful to both the spirit and letter of the law. Kentucky Court of Appeals judges Kelly Thompson and Michael Caperton rightly ruled that Jefferson County Public Schools violated state law by not allowing parents to enroll children in schools nearest their homes. Among those supporting the district’s nonsense is Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Irv Maze, who earlier decided that parents should have little say in the process, and that only the ruling elite of a school district can “determine what school the students … attend.” But every liberty-loving Kentuckian should thank Divine Providence for the fact that we have some judges who, unlike Maze, uphold the law. Thompson did just that, while deriding the Jefferson County bureaucrats’ claim that the law only allows parents to “enroll” their children in the nearest neighborhood school but doesn’t ensure they can actually attend those schools. It “defies logic,” he said. Thompson then made this request of the Jefferson County school officials: “I’d like to ask that you concentrate on neighborhood schools and get out of the courtroom. You’ve got more litigation than any school district in the country.” The school district’s response?

They’re going to appeal and force taxpayers to continue funding their legal antics. Speaking of taxpayers being compelled to fund courtroom misJim Waters chief, before the Community recent ruling by Judge RodRecorder Circuit ney Burress, Bulguest litt County Health columnist Department Director Swannie Jett bragged that every major Kentucky city that has instituted a smoking ban and faced litigation has won. So Jett’s health department, which reportedly has spent around $100,000 to defend its oppressive smoking ban, concluded it has carte blanche to regulate smoking in Bullitt County, including creating – and using police powers to enforce – its own ban. “Nyet,” said the judge. Accepting the department’s position that “it has the authority to regulate any matter relating to public health would allow (it) to adopt regulations that prohibit the consumption of candy because it is bad for a person’s teeth, to prohibit consumption of deep fried foods, and to limit the consumption of red meat,” Burress stated. Smack! He also made it clear that only elected bodies, not unelected – and unaccountable – health boards, are allowed to create and enforce law. Smack! Burress said that unchecked, the health board’s regulation would also allow it “to regulate the time of night a person has to go to bed based upon the fact that lack of sleep influences a person’s health.” Then he delivered this blow, protecting the individual liberty of every Kentuckian endangered by one of these health boards: “This court does not believe that type of ‘Big Brother’ conduct was anticipated by the Kentucky State Legislature in its grant of power and authority to health boards.” We may not be able to stop “Big Brother” in Bullitt County from watching smokers light up. But at least for now, the judge has kept them from doing anything else. Jim Waters is vice president of communications for the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s free-market think tank.

THANKS TO CYNTHIA SCHOETTKER

Alumni picnic

The Rho Chapter of the Alpha Delta Gamma Fraternity held its Annual Alumni Picnic at President's Park on Aug. 27. The Thomas More alumni and their guests played volleyball and shared a dinner at the event. The alumni shown here, from left, are Vaughn Helmer, Chase Runyan, Aaron Judd, and Matt Beamer.

Planning a visit to Washington, D.C.? Whether you are coming on a school trip, family vacation or business trip, my office can help you make arrangements for some of the more popular attractions and landmarks in our nation’s capital. We are available to help you reserve tours of the U.S. Capitol Building, Pentagon and White House. These tours are an excellent way to see the highlights of Washington at no charge to you. My staff conducts Capitol tours Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays). We also would be happy to schedule a Capitol tour for your group through the Capitol Visitor Center. The Capitol Visitor Center is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Inauguration Day. Tour hours and ticket availability varies throughout the year, so please contact my office as early as possible in order to secure your Capitol tour. The Pentagon tour is a great way to get to see and learn more about our nation’s Department of Defense. Tours are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and normally last approximately an hour. The program

does not operate on federal holidays and weekends. Reservations may be booked from eight to 90 days in advance. Parties of any U.S. Rep. size may request Geoff Davis a tour of the White House Community regardless of age Recorder or type of group. guest There is no maxicolumnist mum or minimum number; however, during peak seasons, smaller groups may have an easier time getting a tour. All tour requests for the White House must first be submitted through your representative or senator’s office and are scheduled on a first-come, firstserved basis by the White House Visitors Office. The tour usually lasts about an hour. All White House tours are selfguided; however, U.S. Secret Service agents are available to help answer questions and share interesting historical information. Requests for tours may be submitted up to six months in advance, and up until 21 days before the requested tour date. Tours are scheduled Tuesday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 11

a.m., Friday from 7:30 a.m. to noon, and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (excluding federal holidays or unless otherwise noted). All guests who plan to visit the White House must provide the following information: full name, date of birth, Social Security number (guests 18 and older), country of citizenship, gender, and city and state of residence. If you wish to visit the White House and are a citizen of a foreign country, please contact your embassy in Washington, D.C., for assistance in submitting a tour request. If my office can help you plan any of these tours during your next visit to Washington, please feel free to submit your request via my website at https://geoffdavisforms.house.gov/ConstituentServices/TourRequest.htm. To learn more about other attractions in the Washington, D.C., area, visit: http://geoffdavis.house.gov/ConstituentServices/visitdc.htm. Anytime you are in Washington, D.C., feel free to stop by the office located in Room 1119 of the Longworth House Office Building. I look forward to seeing you soon in our nation’s capital! U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Hebron, is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Bean Bash honors founder this weekend By Justin B. Duke

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Chris Miller has been with the Florence Fire/EMS Department for six years.

Firefighting career began with a girl By Justin B. Duke jbduke@nky.com

For Chris Miller of the Florence Fire/EMS Department, his path to a firefighting career started in an unexpected way. “In high school, I dated a girl whose dad was the fire chief, and that’s how I got interested,” Miller said. More than 20 years later, the girl is no longer around, but firefighting remains. Miller has been with the Florence department six years after spending 17 years with the Southgate and Delhi Township fire departments. “Really, it’s just loving the job,” Miller said.

Being a firefighter is a great way to help the city, he said. “It’s a way to give back,” Miller said. While there is satisfaction in serving the community and giving back, the variety the profession offers keeps Miller on the job. “There’s never the same day twice,” he said. Getting to share the job with coworkers has always been a highlight, Miller said. “There’s a great camaraderie among the firefighters,” he said. “Keeping Us Safe” is a new Recorder feature about local first reponders. Email ndaly@nky.com with your ideas.

COMMUNITY FACES

FLORENCE - A fundraising tradition is celebrating its founder. The 38th annual Bean Bash is noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Turfway Park in Florence. The event benefits BAWAC Inc., Redwood and Special Olympics-Northern Kentucky. All of the organizations support people with disabilities. The Bean Bash started as a political fundraiser for Democrat Bill McBee who served in the Kentucky House of Representatives. But its purpose later changed to helping charity. The first Bean Bash was on Limaburg Road. It was later moved to the Latonia Race Course (now Turfway Park) in Florence. McBee died last month and this year’s event will honor the man who started it all. “He was the backbone of the event,” said Bean Bash president Dave Schneider. In its previous 37 years, the Bean Bash has raised $2.6 million for Northern Kentucky charities, Schneider said. “That’s touched thousands of families across the community,” he said. McBee always took pride in the Bean Bash being fully run by volunteers, which meant all money raised could go directly to the charities, Schneider said. While planners are being tightlipped about details, many surprises are in store to honor McBee. “It’s a lovely thing to do,” said FILE PHOTO McBee’s wife, Anne. Shawn Carroll offers a paddleful of beans as he cooks the main dish at the 2010 Bean Bash. McBee grew up in a family that focused on serving others, and seeing include a 5K run/walk for all ages, a shine. The 5K’s location isn’t the typical the Bean Bash continuing to raise Texas hold ‘em tournament, a chilspot for such an event. It is, after all, dren’s activity room, live music, silent money for charities is something he’d auctions and an oral auction. Registra- taking place on a horse track. The be happy to see, she said. “That was 90 percent of who Bill tion for the Texas hold ‘em tourna- starting gate for horses is used. The ment starts at 10:30 a.m. with the 5K starts with a call to the post instead McBee was,” she said. of a gun, a bell is rung at the gate and Along with celebrating McBee, this tournament beginning at noon. The 5K is actually on the track at the doors open at it, according to Troiyear’s Bean Bash will also honor Ted Bushelman, a former board member Turfway Park. It begins at 11 a.m. lo. Tickets to the Bean Bash are $5 Medals are awarded for everyone. The who died this year. The Bean Bash draws its name first male and first female who cross each. Children under 12 are free. For information, visit the finish line will each receive a spe- additional from the bean soup that’s served. www.beanbash.org. This year will be no different as cial trophy. To inquire about sponsorships, call Admission for the 5K is $25 which Turfway Park will be “beans galore” after 200 pounds of beans were pur- includes a T-shirt, $20 for no T-shirt 859-816-5287 or 859-426-2295. and groups of 10 or more are $15. The For more about your community, visit chased, Schneider said. www.NKY.com/florence. Festivities during the Bean Bash fees include admission to the Bean Bash. The 5K will take place rain or

THANKS TO MICHELLE MEAD

The muscular system

St. Paul fifth-graders Hannah Smart, Megan Osborn, Mary Kate Sullivan, Alexa Beetam and Madelyn Taylor of Emily Addington’s class present their muscular system project.

THANKS TO BRENDA SPARKS

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Leanne Richardson of Park Hills, right, comes every year to the Bean Bash to have a bowl of the famous bean soup, served up by McKenzie Baker of Taylor Mill, who has been a volunteer for eight years. They are shown at the 2009 Bean Bash.

Bill McBee, founder of the Bean Bash, is shown second from right at a check presentation following last year’s Bean Bash, which set a record. From left are Telly McGaha of Redwood School, Cindy Fischer of Special Olympics, Bean Bash president David Schneider, Rhonda Carrara of BAWAC Inc., McBee and Shannon Hollenkamp of Redwood School.

Winter squash, pumpkins and gourds, oh my! It is the time of year when pumpkins are purchased with thoughts of carving scary or happy faces or scenes into them. However, pumpkins and their other winter squash relatives can also be great additions to our fall menus and recipes. There are a variety of winter squash available in our region. Each has a slightly different texture and flavor. Try several to see which you might like best.

Winter squash are distinguished by their tough outer skins. They come in various shapes and colors. They are all naturally low in fat and sodium. And, they are an excellent source of vitamin A and fiber. Choose squash that are heavy for their size with a hard rind that has no blemishes of soft spots. Wash the outside of the squash thoroughly under running water. Cut the squash open and remove

the seeds and any stringy matter. You may want to peel the squash prior to cooking, but you do not have to. Winter squash can be steamed or baked. To steam, bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a saucepan. Cut squash into pieces and place in a basket or on a rack. Cover the pan tightly and steam the squash until tender, about 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from pan. Squash will pull easily away from the rind after cooking.

Mash squash pulp and use as desired in recipes. To bake, cut washed and cleaned squash in half or into portions. Place in a baking dish and bake at 400 degrees F for 1 hour or until tender. Remove pulp from rind and use as desired. To substitute cooked squash pulp for canned pumpkin, use one and three-fourths to two cups of cooked pumpkin for one 15-ounce can. Cooked squash can be frozen

for later use. Freeze in recipe sized portions in freezer safe containers. Label Diane and date before Mason placing in the freezer. Thaw prior Extension to use in the refrigNotes erator. Diane Mason is county extension agent for family and consumer sciences at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service.


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COMMUNITY DANCE

Second Friday Swing: Fright Night, 811:30 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., Third Floor. Swing dancing to fun and festive music by DJ. Complimentary beginner lesson in East Coast Swing 8-9 p.m. Food and bar service available. Ages 18 and up. $5. Presented by Cincinnati Lindy Exchange. 859-491-6659; www.cincylx.com. Covington.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Newport, 52 Carothers Road, Brief health questionnaire, blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/postural evaluation. Free. Through Dec. 30. 859-291-2225. Newport. Town and Country’s Pump Off Group Competition, 9:30 a.m., Town and Country Sports and Health Club, 1018 Town Drive, Eight-week program focuses on building individual strength and cardiovascular endurance. Meet with personal trainer and group for sessions and then the final week will conclude with a strength competition. Competition concludes Dec. 2. $108 per person. 859-442-5800; www.towncountrysports.com. Wilder.

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MUSIC - ROCK

Jason Ludwig CD Release, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. With the Newbees and Sassy Molasses. Doors 8 p.m. Receive voucher for one free album at the merchandise booth, and a discount of $5 for second album. Ages 18 and up. $12, $9 advance; $3 additional fee at door for ages 18-20. 859-431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport. All Eyes West, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Parlour. With New Strange. Doors open 8:30 p.m. $8 ages 18-20; $5 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Rachel Feinstein, 8 p.m. (Ages 18 and up) and 10:30 p.m. (Ages 21 and up), Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $17. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

ON STAGE - THEATER

HOLIDAY - HALLOWEEN

USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Thirtyminute tour of haunted boat. Two levels and more than 40 horrifying areas. Nightmare Landing, family-fun center with enclosed waiting area. RIP express tickets “skip the line.” Tour not recommended for children under age 10 without adult. Family friendly. $60 super saver six-pack, $48 family fourpack; $20 RIP express, $16, $6 matinee. Group discounts and coupons available online. 859-802-5826; www.ussnightmare.com. Newport. Haunted Duck Tours, 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Ride the Ducks Newport, 1 Levee Way, Tour departs from 3rd St. Ride in World War II vehicles and hear stories of the area’s most famous ghosts and haunted locations like the Omni Netherland Hotel, the Taft Museum, Music Hall, Union Terminal and dip into the river to hear about the haunted mansion on Covington’s shoreline and the famous Bobby Mackey’s Music World. Recommended for ages 16 years and up. For Ages 9 and up. $17. 859-815-1439; www.newportducks.com. Newport. Pumpkin Patch Tour, 3-5 p.m., Sunrock Farm, 103 Gibson Lane, Hands-on animal fun: Milk a goat, hold chicks, brush a horse, feed the sheep and pet many different farm animals. Hay ride to pumpkin patch to purchase pumpkins. Free apple cider and cookies on weekends at farm store. $10 twohour tour, $7 one-hour tour, free under age 1. Registration required. 859-781-5502; www.sunrockfarm.org. Wilder.

KARAOKE & OPEN MIC

Come As You Are Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Bar Monet, 837 Willard St., With DJ Love MD. 859-491-2403. Covington.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

STS9, 9 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Main Floor. Doors open 8 p.m. Standing room only. $20; plus fees. 859-4912444; www.madisontheateronline.com. Covington. Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone, 7:30 p.m., Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., With the New Lime. Dinner at 6 p.m. Performing hits such as “I’m Henry VIII, I am,” “Wonderful World,” “Silhouettes” and more. Part of Newport Syndicate Concert Series. $75, $65, $55, $45, $40; plus fees. 859-491-8000; www.rwatickets.com. Newport.

Footloose, 8 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St., Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford. Music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Dean Pitchford. Directed by Gary Rogers. $20. Presented by Footlighters Inc. Through Oct. 22. 859-652-3849; www.footlighters.org. Newport.

TOURS

Newport Is Haunted: Walking Tour, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Learn several of Newport’s vicious yet unsolved crimes, and discover the origins of Bobby Mackey’s wicked haunting. Hear the stories of the Gangster Ghosts and learn why Newport Middle School may not have been built in the best location. Learn stories of the haunted Stained Glass Theater and York St. Cafe. $20. Presented by Newport Historical Walking Tours. 859-951-8560; www.newportishaunted.com. Newport. Haunted Covington: Walking Tour, 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., Hear the drama that unfolded in this town that put neighbor against neighbor and the ghosts that haunt the area to this day. In the 1860s wealthy slave holding families who help finance the rebellion lived doors down from ardent abolitionists and financiers of the Union. Hear their stories and the spirits that still haunt the grounds. See the bloodiest site in the state of Kentucky, and end your walk looking for ghosts inside two haunted mansions. $20. Presented by American Legacy Tours. 859-951-8560. Covington. S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 1 5

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A Day at the Races: Kids Count Keeneland Outing, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., MainStrasse Village Pub, 619 Main St., Bus leaves from MainStrasse Village Pub. Bus trip to Keeneland Horse Park for live horse racing. Includes snacks and drinks. Leaves track at 6 p.m. Returns to Village Pub for dinner buffet, drinks and afterparty with raffle prizes. Benefits Kids Count Inc. Ages 21 and up. $60. Registration required. 859-342-0655. Covington. Arthritis Foundation Bone Bash, 6:30 p.m., Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Features gourmet dinner, called auction, photo booth, raffle, music, entertainment and costume contests. Benefits Arthritis Foundation. $250 couple, $125. 513-271-4545; www.arthritis.org. Newport.

The first Stained Glass Walking Tour of East Row Historic District will be Saturday, Oct. 15, in Newport. The self-guided tour will feature nearly 40 of the finest stained glass, beveled and leaded glass windows and doors in the historic district. The tour will begin at 7 p.m. at The Sanctuary, Sixth and Monroe streets, with a casual lecture/demonstration on the history, design and artistry of decorative glass. The walking tour will follow at ticket holders’ leisure until 10 p.m. A reception will follow at The Sanctuary from 8:30 p.m.11 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and wine. Participants will be given a map and a small souvenir flashlight. Luminaries will light the front of each private residence or church. The tour is strictly outdoor; visitors will not be allowed to tour the interiors. Tickets are $8, tour only; $12, tour and reception; ages 12 and under are free. Proceeds will go to historic preservation efforts in the City of Newport. For more information, visit www.eastrow.org. Pictured is a stained glass window in a 19th-century home that will be part of the tour. THANKS TO BRUCE MURRAY

CIVIC

Medicare Open Enrollment for 2012, 10 a.m.-noon, Lakeside Christian Church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, Welcome Center. Regional seminar to inform Medicare recipients of their available hospital, medical services and prescription plans for upcoming program year. Ages 65 and up. Free. 859-341-1160. Lakeside Park.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Tandem Squares, 8 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Plus-level Westernstyle square dance club for experienced dancers. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427. Covington.

FESTIVALS

Winefest, 3-10 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Sixth Street Promenade. Food vendors, wine tasting, local artists, independent crafters and music. Free. Presented by Covington Arts District - Full Spectrum. 859-491-0458; covingtonarts.com/fullspectrum. Covington. Family Fall Festival, Noon-4 p.m., Open Door Community Church of God, 3528 Turkeyfoot Road, Petting zoo, inflatables, face painting, balloon animals, crafts, magic show and more. Free. 859-340-8850; www.odky.org. Erlanger.

HOLIDAY - HALLOWEEN

Witches Ball, 8 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Whole House. Doors open 7 p.m. Decorated costume ball with vendors, costume contest, tarot card readers, dancing and other entertainment. Ages 18 and up. $75 for five, $45 for two, $30. 859-4312201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport. USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $60 super saver six-pack, $48 family four-pack; $20 RIP express, $16, $6 matinee. Group discounts and coupons available online. 859-802-5826; www.ussnightmare.com. Newport. Haunted Duck Tours, 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Ride the Ducks Newport, $17. 859-815-1439; www.newportducks.com. Newport. Pumpkin Patch Tour, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., Sunrock Farm, $10 two-hour tour, $7 one-hour tour, free under age 1. Registration required. 859-781-5502; www.sunrockfarm.org. Wilder. Pick Your Own Pumpkins, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Neltner’s Farm, 6922 Four Mile Road, Music by the Rubber Knife Gang 1-4:30 p.m. Horse-drawn wagon rides, two-acre corn maze, petting zoo, pony rides, home-cooked food, farm shop, crafters, pottery, face painting, seasonal apples and folk art. $5 ages 3 and up. 859-496-7535; neltnersfarm.com/news. Camp Springs.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Rachel Feinstein, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $17. Ages 21 and up. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

RECREATION

Open Play Paint Ball, 3-5 p.m., Town and Country Sports and Health Club, 1018 Town Drive, Golf Range Clubhouse to pay and for orientation. Includes field rental, unlimited CO2 and 500 paint balls and refs and two free additional hours of open play, which is normally 3-5 p.m. All paint balls must be purchased from Xtreme Paintball at Town & Country. Field paint only. Ages 10 and up. Ages 17 and under must bring a waiver signed by a parent prior to play. $25, $12 500 additional paint balls, $10 marker/gun, gloves, mask and vest. 859-442-5800; www.towncountrysports.com. Wilder.

RUNS/WALKS

Loop for Lana, 9 a.m.-noon, Columbia Sussex Corporation, 740 Centre View Blvd., 5K run/walk. Age group awards to top male and female runners and walkers in each division. Awards presented immediately following race. Benefits Elana Brophy Scholarship Fund and CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. Family friendly. $30, $20 without T-shirt; $15, $10 without T-shirt for children. Presented by Elana Brophy Scholarship Fund. 859-578-1100; www.runningtime.net. Crestview Hills.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Overeaters Anonymous, 10:30 a.m., Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 2690 Dixie Highway, Free. 513-921-1922. Lakeside Park.

TOURS

Newport Gangster Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. Fifth St., Explore the streets where gangsters made their millions, gamblers lost their fortunes and their lives, and ladies of the night earned their reputations. $15. Presented by American Legacy Tours. 859-491-8000; www.newportgangsters.com. Newport.

THANKS TO SHANNAN BOYER

Carnegie in Concert continues with “An Evening with Rob Reider” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., in Covington. Cincinnati music and television dignitary Rob Reider, pictured, will perform an evening of folk standards including those of The Kingston Trio, John Denver, and Peter, Paul and Mary. His career has included five regional EMMY awards and a tenure on the Bob Braun Show. Tickets are $19; $16 for Carnegie members, WVXU Perks and Enjoy the Arts members, and students. Tickets can be purchased at The Carnegie Box Office, open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, by phone at 859-957-1940, or online at www.thecarnegie.com. Newport Is Haunted: Walking Tour, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Newport Syndicate, $20. 859-951-8560; www.newportishaunted.com. Newport. Stained Glass Walking Tour, 7-10 p.m., The Sanctuary, 417 E. Sixth St., Outdoor walking tour of spectacular stained, beveled and leaded glass windows in homes and churches in East Row Historic District. $12 with wine and hors d’oeuvres reception, $8 tour only. Presented by East Row Historic Foundation. 859-261-1854; www.eastrow.org. Newport. Haunted Covington: Walking Tour, 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, $20. 859-9518560. Covington. S U N D A Y, O C T . 1 6

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Southern Stars Square Dance Club, 5-7 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Family Friendly dances open to experienced western style square dancers and line dancers. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427. Covington.

FILMS

British Arrows Awards Screenings, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., The best in British-made advertising and public service announcements for Television, Cinema and the Internet. Social hour, with food and beverage available for purchase one hour before each screening. $10. Presented by Cincinnati World Cinema. Through Oct. 19. 859957-3456; www.cincyworldcinema.org. Covington.

HOLIDAY - HALLOWEEN

Pumpkin Patch Tour, 10 a.m.-noon and 3-5 p.m., Sunrock Farm, $10 two-hour tour, $7 one-hour tour, free under age 1. Registration required. 859-781-5502; www.sunrockfarm.org. Wilder.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Stand-up Comedy, 8:30 p.m., Beer Sellar, 301 Riverboat Row, Comedy featuring Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s best local comics and national acts seen on: NBC, HBO, FOX, Bob & Tom, BET, Comedy Central and WGN America. Hosted by Mike Gardner. Content rated R. Ages 21 and up. Music by DJ Alex Chinn Chilla 10 p.m. Free. 859-4316969. Newport.

RECREATION

Duplicate Bridge, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., Lower Level. Open to all players. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Boone County Bridge Center. 859391-8639; www.boonecountybridgecenter. com. Elsmere. T U E S D A Y, O C T . 1 8

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Triangle Toastmasters Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth St., Become a confident, more effective speaker. Free. Presented by Triangle Toastmasters. 859-652-3348. Newport.

COMMUNITY DANCE

Line Dancing, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co. 859-727-0904. Fort Wright.

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EDUCATION Women’s Self Defense Class, 6-9 p.m., Edgewood Senior Center, 550 Freedom Park Drive, Learn how to defend yourself in the event of an attack. Attendance required at all four sessions. Continues Oct. 20, 26 and 27. Ages 12 and up. Free. Registration required. 859-393-7345. Edgewood. T H U R S D A Y, O C T . 2 0

COMMUNITY DANCE SwinGallery, 8-11:30 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, All ages. No partner required. Free beginner East Coast Swing lesson 8-9 p.m. Dancing to music by DJ 911:30 p.m. $5. 513-290-9022. Covington. MUSIC - BENEFITS

Q102 Bosom Ball, 7:30 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Standing room only. Music by Hot Chelle Rae, Parachute, Andy Grammer and Christina Perri. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Sound check party with Chelle Rae 4-5 p.m. Benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure and American Cancer Society’s breast cancer programs. Ages 21 and up. $25 ball; $10 sound check party. 859-4912444; www.cincyticket.com. Covington.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Northern Kentucky Senior Expo, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Health screenings, information sharing, flu shots (free with Medicare B card), door prizes and giveaways at more than 85 exhibitor areas. The Carol and Johnny Variety Show and The Pete Wagner Orchestra perform. Free. 859-283-1885; www.nkadd.org. Newport.

RECREATION

Mommy & Me Time, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Star Lanes on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Unlimited bowling, shoe rental and soft drinks. Includes cheese pizza, popcorn and cartoons on endof-lane screens. Reservations available in two-hour increments. $15 per child with same day purchase, $10 advance. 859-6257250; www.starlaneslevee.com. Newport.

SPORTS - TRYOUTS

Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball Tryouts, 9-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-3 p.m. and 3-5 p.m., Campbell County Middle School, 8000 Alexandria Pike, Girls ages 815. Family friendly. $25. Registration required, forms available online. Presented by Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball. 859620-6520. Alexandria.

TOURS

Camp Springs Herbst (Autumn) Tour, Noon-6 p.m., Camp Springs Firehouse, 6844 Four Mile Road, Self-guided auto tour in three-mile radius along Stonehouse Trail. Includes 21 locations. Horses plowing fields, farm produce and pumpkin patch, church tours, demos of antique tools and horses, one-of-a-kind art and photos, pony rides, food and restrooms. Free. Presented by Camp Springs Initiative. 859-635-2228; www.campsprings.com. Camp Springs. M O N D A Y, O C T . 1 7

DANCE CLASSES Square Dance Lessons, 7:45-9:45 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 859441-9155. Covington.

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The annual Blessing of the Dogs will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at Kenton Paw Park of Pioneer Park, 3950 Madison Pike, in Independence. In honor of St. Francis of Assisi Day, the Rev. Matthew Young of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Newport will conduct a blessing for all attending dogs. There will be raffles, as well as dog and human treats for sale. Participants are encouraged to bring dog food donations. All proceeds will benefit St. Paul’s Food Pantry in Newport. For more information, call Hazel at 859-431-5776. Pictured is Dixie, a dog owned by Janet Snyder of Fort Wright, receiving a personal blessing from Young during last year’s pet blessing.


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October 13, 2011

Spicy or traditional, meatloaf is still comfort food Each month, I film my cable TV show “Love Starts in the Kitchen” at Union Township TV located at Firehouse No. 51 in Union Township, Clermont County. Sometimes I have guests and sometimes it’s just me cooking. Justin Hawthorne is the media production specialist who does the filming, and he and Gina DiMario, media/communications manager, do the editing together. Between just the three of us, we put out award-winning cooking shows. I do the shows the same way I do these columns, and jokingly call it “reality cooking” since it’s me who does all the purchasing, prep, cooking, etc. I just finished a show on my favorite comfort foods, and I couldn’t leave out this delicious meatloaf.

Really Good Meatloaf: Two Ways

Meatloaf with spicy glaze/sauce

Mae Ploy is a sweet, yet hot, chili sauce. It’s addictive and can now be found in most grocery stores. Now if you don’t like a sauce with a kick, substitute the optional barbecue sauce. That’s what makes the meatloaf “two ways.”

Preheat oven to 375. Film bottom of skillet with olive oil. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is soft but not brown. Set aside. Mix ketchup and Asian chili sauce together and divide into half. You’ll have 1 cup total and will put 1⁄4 cup into the meatloaf mixture and the rest will be used to baste and serve as extra sauce on the side. Mix together breadcrumbs, milk, eggs, parsley, Worcestershire, oregano, 1⁄4 cup ketchup mixture, salt and pepper. Add meat and onion mixture and gently mix to combine. Shape into a loaf and put on sprayed baking sheet. Bake 50 minutes to 60 minutes or until done – internal temperature will be 160 and/or juices will run clear. About 15 minutes before meatloaf is done, baste with about half of ketchup mixture. After roasting, let sit five minutes before slicing

and serve with extra sauce.

Meatloaf with traditional glaze/sauce:

Mix together: 1 cup ketchup 1 ⁄2 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 ⁄8 teaspoon each: ground allspice and cloves

Tips from Rita’s kitchen:

Use a light hand when forming meatloaf or burgers. Don’t form too “tight” of a mixture – that’s what makes them tough. A light hand gives you a much better texture. Bacon on top? Why not? Regular or turkey bacon works fine. Even easier: Use your favorite purchased barbecue sauce

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Accept it: Your little friend is always going to shed God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. -Unknown

Visit Cincinnati.com/giveaways for your chance to be an honorary ball kid at a Xavier University men’s basketball game. Each winner will be notified by Xavier and will serve as a honorary ball kid at one home game. Winners will receive two tickets to the game, a shirt and shorts and the thrill of being on the Cintas Center floor during the game.

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T h e r e ’s been a lot of controversy through the years over who actually wrote the much-loved “ S e r e n i t y Marsie Hall Prayer,” but Newbold as a life-time Marsie’s pet lover, I Menagerie can tell you that they owned a dog or cat who shedded profusely. I’m not saying this because I am some sort of Sherlock Holmes. The loose hair issue is something that all pet owners have to come to grips with, and there is truly no answer. Some come to this understanding sooner than others, depending on how inherently neurotic they are. It is a personal journey that all depends on your personality type. I liken it to Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’ “Five Stages of Grief.” First, there is “denial.” This happens to all firsttime pet owners. Picture this: You have a job interview and are in a hurry. You are wearing your brand-new charcoal grey “power” suit. Stopping for a moment, for luck, you pick up your precious white Persian kitten or Samoyed puppy and give it a little cuddle to say

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There are many options for removing pet hair from clothing and furniture available. goodbye. “I’ll be home soon,” you call out as you walk out the door. Ten minutes later, you are running back inside desperately searching for a lint brush because you realized once you were in the car and halfway down the street that your outfit is covered in fur. So, by the time you get to the interview you are a frazzled mess because you couldn’t find a descent lint brush and had to resort to using regular Scotch tape to try to get some of the darned stuff off of yourself. That takes us to the second stage: “anger.” You are understandably upset that you had to go to the interview feeling self-conscious about your appearance. Being a reasonable person, you decide so that this won’t happen again you‘ll go to the store and purchase a lint-brush. How hard could that be? Harder than you think, because once you get to the store you will come face to face with floor to ceiling displays of lint removers that look like rollers with sticky tape, Velcro brushes and melted rubber balls on handles. They have fancy names like, “Mr. Sticky,” “The Lint Wizard” and “Pet Hair Buster” and come with price tags to match. All have the word “miracle” somewhere on their packaging. Welcome to the “bargaining” stage, because you are about to embark upon a vicious cycle of try-

ing dozens of versions and ending up with a houseful of lint removers you only used once but don’t throw away because you feel guilty that they cost so much money. At this point “depression” takes over and everyone deals with it differently. This has taken many down the road of getting suckered in by late-night infomercials and ordering “As Seen on TV” pet hair removers that cost $19.95 if you act quickly and call in the next 10 minutes. These contraptions tend to make the problem worse because they usually attach to the vacuum cleaner and scare your pet so much that most of their fur falls out anyway. Eventually though, like me, most pet owners arrive at the final stage: “acceptance.” You not only know, but own the concept that short of wrapping your dog or cat in Saran Wrap (which you should never, ever do) it is possible to remove some, but never all of the pet hair from your clothing. This is a tremendously freeing experience. Plus, there is an upside. Like my friend, Mona Klingenberg who works at Atlas Dry Cleaner in Newport says, “All you have to do is match your pets to your wardrobe and you can save money!” For more pet care tips, visit www.marsiesmenagerie.com. If you have any ideas for future stories please contact Marsie Hall Newbold at marsolete@ insightbb.com.

Mystery at Mackey’s helps Youth Foundation It was considered the crime of the century when the lifeless form the world once knew as Pearl Bryan was discovered near the grounds known in modern times as Bobby Mackey’s Music World. Now, nearly 100 years later, as she hosted a dinner party in benefit of the Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation, Ms. Bryan’s closest relation suffered the unthinkable. One of those in attendance had met an untimely death. Whodunit? You decide. Join the Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation on Sunday, Oct. 23, for the Mystery at Mackey’s, a dinner and mystery event with all proceeds going to benefit the youth organization. Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation helps provide after school and summer camp programming for area children and young adults. This is the first year that CE-0000473589

Bobby Mackey’s Music World has hosted such an event. “Everyone loves a good mystery adventure and we are excited to be partnering with Bobby Mackey’s for such a dynamic event,” youth foundation president Ryan Courtade said. “Mystery at Mackey’s promises to be a great night out that you’ll be talking about for years to come.” Tickets for Mystery at Mackey’s are $50 and include dinner, soft drinks and the show performed by Cincinnati Murder Mystery. The Oct. 23 event has performances at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The event will take place at Bobby Mackey’s Music World. 44 Licking Pike, Wilder. More information about the event and the Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation can be accessed at: h t t p : / / w w w. m y s t e r y a t mackeys.org. No tickets will be sold at the door.


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LOCAL CHURCHES

Bethany Lutheran Church

3501 Turkeyfoot Road, Erlanger Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Traditional Service, 9:45 a.m. Sunday School, 10:45 a.m. Praise Service. Website: www.bethanylutheranky.org. Email: bethanylutheranchurch@hotmail.c om. Phone: (859) 331-3501

New Banklick Baptist Church

10719 Banklick Road, Walton Sunday: Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 11 a.m., Evening Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday Night Worship: 7 p.m. Pastor: Bro. Tim Cochran, Student Pastor: Brad Napier Email: newbanklickbaptist@fuse.net, Website address: www.newbanklickbaptist.org, Phone: (859)356-5538

Bethesda Community Church

989 E. Mt. Zion Road, Independence Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:40 a.m. Service. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Service. Pastor: Rev. Tim Freimuth. Phone: (859) 647-6109. Email: bethesdacc@insightbb.com. Website: www.bethesdacommunitychurch.o rg.

First Baptist Church

11691 Madison Pike, Independence Service Times: Sunday: Sunday School: 10 a.m.; Worship Service 11 a.m. Evening

Worship: 6:00 PM Pastor: Ronald Crisp Phone: (859) 356-8135

Grace Baptist

5288 Madison Pike, Independence Sunday: 9:45-10:45 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Service; and 6 p.m. Evening Service. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Evening Service. Pastor: Michael Smith. Phone: (859) 356-9090.

Hickory Grove Baptist

11969 Taylor Mill Road, Independence Sunday: 8:15 a.m. Early Bird Sunday School for Adults; 9:30 a.m. Service & Bible Study; 11 a.m. Service & Bible Study with interpretation for the deaf. Pastor: Bill Clark. Phone: (859) 3563162. Website: www.hickorygrove.net.

Piner Baptist Church

15044 Madison Pike, Morning View Sunday: 8:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Morning Service; and 6 p.m. Evening Service. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting. Pastor: Tony Robinson. Phone: (859) 356-3222. Email: office@pinerbaptist.org. Website: www.pinerbaptist.org. Facebook group: Piner Baptist Church.

Wilmington Baptist

15472 Madison Pike Independence, Ky 41051 Phone: (859) 356-1393

St. Barbara Church

4042 Turkeyfoot Road, Erlanger Sunday: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mass. Monday-Friday 10 a.m. Mass. Saturday: 4:30 p.m. Mass. Pastor: Rev. John Sterling. Phone: (859) 371-3100. Email: st.barb2@fuse.net. Website:

www.stbarbaraky.org.

St. Cecilia Church

5313 Madison Pike, Independence Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mass. Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. Mass. Saturday: 8:30 a.m. Mass; 5 p.m. Vigil Mass. Rosary payer is a half-hour before all weekend Masses. Pastor: Fr. Mario Tizziani. Phone: (859) 363-4311. Email: stcsec@fuse.net. Website: www.stcindependence.org.

St. Patrick Church

3285 Mill Road, Taylor Mill Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mass. Monday: 7:35 a.m. Mass. Tuesday: 7:35 a.m. Mass. Wednesday: 7:35 a.m. and 7 p.m. Masses. Saturday: 4:30 p.m. Mass. The second Wednesday of every month, Holy Hour will follow 7 p.m. Mass. Pastor: Fr. Jeff VonLehman. Phone: (859) 356-5151. Email: stpats@fuse.net. Website: www.stpatrickchurch.us.

Community Bible

1632 Shaw Road, Independence Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Bible Study; 11 a.m. Service. Pastor: Tom NeCamp. Phone: (859) 356-9835. Email: tom@cbcindependence.com. Website: www.cbcindependence.com.

Independence Christian Church

5221 Madison Pike, Independence Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Service. Pastor: Don Deweese. Phone: (859) 356-3525. Email: independencecc@fuse.net. Website: www.iccdoc.org.

pendence Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Traditional Service, Sunday School and Adult Bible Fellowship; 11 a.m. Contemporary Service, Sunday School and Adult Bible Fellowship. Pastor: Bill Thompson. Phone: (859) 356-7770. Email: eosterbrook.ncc@gmail.com. Website: www.nicholsonchristian.org. Facebook group: Nicholson Christian Church.

Faith Community United Methodist

4310 Richardson Road, Independence Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Service; and 5:30 p.m. Youth-led Bible Service. Prayer Times: 6 a.m. Tuesday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor: Mike Albertson. Phone: (859) 282-8889. Website: www.faithcommunityumc.com.

THANKS TO PAUL ATKINSON

Homecoming court

Elliot Borne, a junior Biology major/Chemistry minor from Edgewood, escorted Lauren Woodard in the Georgetown College Homecoming Court during halftime ceremonies of the Tigers football game against Shorter University Sept. 24. Borne is a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He’s an ‘09 graduate of Scott High School where he played Varsity Soccer. He is the son of Cindy Borne-Walker.

Staffordsburg United Methodist 11815 Staffordsburg Rd. Independence, Ky 41051 Pastor: Rev. John Losey Phone: (859) 356-0029 Website: www.theburgsumc.org

New Hope Tabernacle

1404 Walton-Nicholson Pike Independence, Ky 41051 Phone: (859) 363-1404

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True Vine Praise & Worship Fellowship

691 Persimmon Drive, Independence Sunday: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Services. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Prayer meeting. Pastor: Dan Ison. Phone: (859) 3568979.

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450 Independence Station Road, Independence Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Service; and 6 p.m. Evening Service. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Evening Service. Pastor: Rev. Daniel “Dan” Hillard. Phone: (859) 282-8816. Email: dlhillard@yahoo.com.

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Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington celebrates 35 years The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington is celebrating 35 years of helping the community. A center highlight a day, for 35 days will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and their website, www.greatneighborhoods.org, each business day until the celebration date of Wednesday, Nov. 16. The center’s annual celebration always includes awards for the achieve-

ments of the youth and adults that make the Covington a great community. The event will be at the Grand, 6 East Fifth Avenue in Covington. Nominations for Community Leader Awards and Key to the Future Awards (youth) are being accepted until Oct. 14. Visit the center’s website for a nomination form or call 859-8667526

BUSINESS UPDATE Hatfield joins medical practice

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Helping the Ghoulish Gala

Four National Art Honor Society members from Scott High School created pinwheels to be auctioned off at the third annual Northern Kentucky Children's Advocacy Center Ghoulish Gala Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Receptions Ballroom in Erlanger. From left are Rachael Little of Independence, Anthony Ard of Independence, Kristin Hammitt of Covington and Emily Daniels of Fort Wright.

The Point to host poker tournament The Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky will be hosting its second annual Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Lions Club, at 29 La Cresta Drive, in Florence. Proceeds from the “Poker with a Point” tournament will benefit the Residential Program which currently maintains seven homes serving 28 individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

An eighth home will open this fall. Aside from the tournament, there will be raffles including a seven day, six night stay in Naples, Fla., and a two nights stay at the Hilton Fallsview in Canada. Registration is $70 in advance and $90 at the door with the option to purchase up to two $500 chips for $10 each. First place can win up to $1,700.

Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the tournament begins at 6:30 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase. To register go to www.thepointarc.org. Online registration deadline is available though Oct. 14. For more information, contact Gale Brinkman at 859-491-9191 or gbrinkman@thepointarc.org.

Chadwick W. Hatfield, M.D., has joined Tri-State Gastroenterology Associates in Crestview Hills. A native of Phelps, Ky., Dr. Hatfield completed all of his medical training at the University of Louisville. He obtained his medical degree in 2005, finished his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency in 2008, and in 2011 completed a Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellowship. Dr. Hatfield devoted most of his final year of training performing Endoscopic Ultrasound at two downtown Louisville medical centers. Tri-State Gastroenteroloy Associates will be the first practice in Northern Kentucky to offer this new EUS technology which can be used to evaluate a lump or lesion seen during a previous endoscopy or on an xray test. Dr. Hatfield is affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare and HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Northern Kentucky.

Koo joins Huff Realty

Stefany Koo has joined Huff Realty’s sales team at the Fort Mitchell office. To contact Koo, call 859341 7400 or email skoo@huff.com.

Goddard School nominated for award

The Goddard School in Crestview Hills has been nominated for The Difference Maker Award. The Difference Maker Award, created in 2005 by the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, recognizes individuals, both youth and adult, and organizations that make positive differences in the lives of children in their communities. Nominations are solicited from the community. A judging panel of previous honorees and community members will evaluate the nominations and will choose five honorees to announce as this year’s “Difference Makers” at the awards reception and dinner on Oct. 20 at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. The Goddard School is located at 2613 Legends Way in Crestview Hills.

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Latonia Halloween Block Party set for Oct. 15

Finding a fossil

The Latonia Business Association will host the Sixth annual Latonia Halloween Block Party from 25 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Historic Ritte’s Corner. The family event is free and includes Latonia Baptist Church’s fall festival and Latonia Christian Church’s car show. There will be a petting

Regina Siechrist, educational director from BehringerCrawford Museum, points out why impressions on a rock could be a fossil to Nicholas, 8, and Leo Brown, 6, from Taylor Mill and Faith Chitkara, 10 and her sister Ella, 8, from Independence who all came with their grandmother to the program sponsored by the city of Edgewood and the Behringer-Crawford museum.

zoo, carriage rides, a trickor-treat line, and hot dogs and refreshments. Ronald McDonald will MC the costume contest at 3 p.m. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. Entrants should arrive by 2:30 p.m. For more information, call Karen Rowe at 859581-8974 Ext. 147.

The Artist’s Craft opens Oct. 21 at The Carnegie

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Volunteer skills for medical corps The Northern Kentucky Medical Reserve Corps provides citizens of both medical and non-medical backgrounds with a way to help their communities during a public health emergency. Anyone interested in joining the Medical Reserve Corps is invited to attend an orientation session from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Health Department’s District Office, 610 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood. A light meal will be provided. The Northern Kentucky Medical Reserve Corps is a branch of the feder-

al government’s Medical Reserve Corps program, and its goal is to provide a volunteer pool for the Northern Kentucky region that can enhance and support public health agencies and the health care infrastructure during a crisis. Volunteers would be asked to serve in their own community; but may also choose to volunteer for the Tristate region or for communities in need around Kentucky. Volunteers will be offered trainings throughout the year that will support personal preparedness and basic dis-

aster response skills, as well as developing specialized skills needed for a public health emergency response. Anyone age 18 or older is eligible, and people with both medical and non-medical training are encouraged to join. For more information about the Medical Reserve Corps or to register for the orientation, contact Jean Caudill at 859-363-2009 or Jean.Caudill@nkyhealth.org, or visit http://www.nkyhealth.org/mrc.

The Carnegie’s 20112012 gallery season continues with the opening of its second exhibition of the season, The Artist’s Craft, from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. The Artist’s Craft is highlighted by the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen (KGAC) 50th Anniversary Show, on display in the Ohio National Financial Services Gallery. The show features approximately 20 of the top artists from the KGAC, representing a wide range of media and styles such as glass, painting, photography, jewelry, ceramics and basketry. Admission for the opening reception is $8; $5 for seniors and students; and

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES • Tax preparer needed for Income Assistance Program at Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859491-8303. Help provide free tax help for low to moderate income families who need assistance preparing their tax returns in Campbell, Boone and Grant Counties. • Grant writer needed for Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation, Independence. Call 859-795-1506. Individual with proven grant writing talent to work on a volunteer basis developing funding requests on behalf of the Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation. Work from home. • Fundraising director needed for Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation, Independence. Call 859-7951506. Motivated and result-oriented outside salesperson needed. • Tutor/mentor needed for Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation, Independence. Call 859-795-1506. Help Northern Kentucky Youth with tutoring. All information is provided. • Volunteers needed for several concerts of the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Newport. Call 859 4316216. • Director position available for the Apartment Association OUTREACH, Inc., Covington. Call 859581-5990. The Apartment Association Outreach (AAO), a nonprofit organization, is seeking applicants for a board of directors vacancy. The primary focus of the AAO is rent assistance, canned food distribution and community projects which benefit all ages. If interested, call 859.581.5990 to obtain an application, email viann@gcnkaa.org or visit www.gcnkoutreach.org. • Second annual Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure 5k for Brain Tumor Center: UC Neuroscience Institute, Cincinnati. Call 866-9418264. Volunteer activities: Event registration, basic set up, two water stations, course guides and light clean up. • After-School Program tutor needed

for Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859-491-8303. Help schoolage children complete homework in an after-school program offered at Bright Days Child Development Program. • Marketing Assistant needed for The National Committee on Youth, Covington. Call 859-292-0444. Small nonprofit needs marketing assistant to help with marketing the organization and fundraising ideas. • Corporate groups needed for Ronald McDonald House Charities, Cincinnati. Call 513-6367642. Corporate groups of up to 20 individuals are invited to come in and help with special projects such as painting, cleaning baseboards, deep cleaning our kitchens, gardening, power-washing the garage and patios and more. Everything needed will be provided. Will work with team on choosing project and scheduling. • Truck driver needed for Action Ministries, Covington. Call 859-2613649. • Escort needed for St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Florence. Call 859301-2140. Welcomes, directs and/or escorts patients/guest to appropriate destination by transporting using a wheelchair or by walking them. Able and willing to cover for information desk volunteer during breaks or absence from desk. • Escort needed for St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. Call 859301-2140. Welcomes, directs and/or escorts patients/guest to appropriate destination by transporting using a wheelchair or by walking them to their destination. Able and willing to cover for Information Desk volunteer during breaks or absence from desk. • Weekly volunteering needed for Cincinnati Computer Cooperative, Cincinnati. Call 513-771-3262. Help receive, sort, test and clean equipment from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, excluding national holidays. • Christmas celebration volunteers

needed for Kicks For Kids, Covington. Call 859-331-8484. This program provides an unforgettable evening for kids that would otherwise have a very limited Christmas. Each child that attends, along with their chaperone, commit to one Saturday in November or December to carry out a community service project that helps others. Then in mid-December, the young guests go to Paul Brown stadium, where the meet up with their chaperones, hear the Christmas story, tour the Bengals’ locker room, run on an NFL field, receive gifts inside a personalized locker and visit with Santa Claus. • Golf outing volunteers needed for Kicks For Kids, Covington. Call 859-331-8484. Celebrity drivers: Drive a golf cart for a celebrity participant for the day and take score for the foursome you are paired with. Hole Spotters: Monitor a hole on the course and spot balls that are hit there. Other: Clean up, work registration table, serve food, etc. • Great Outdoor Adventure volunteers needed for Kicks For Kids, Covington. Call 859-331-8484. Serve as a group leader for kids participating in the Great Outdoor Adventure, which provides inner city and rural children with the opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled day of fishing, horseback riding, hayrides, zip lining, archery, team building, seeing animals and experiencing nature. • Grass cutting/lot maintenance needed for Tristate Habitat for Humanity, Cincinnati. Call 513942-9211. Tristate Habitat for Humanity needs help keeping the grass at lots it owns in Latonia Lakes. Must provide own lawn mower/tractor and/or weed wacker. • Visitor services ambassador needed for Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Call 513-287-7025. Activities include: Welcoming guests or school buses, answer questions, provide directional assistance, assist fami-

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lies or groups with table accommodations during lunch time, scan tickets or check membership at museum/exhibit entrances, promote membership sales, distribute promotional information and hold the door for exiting patrons. • Special events and exhibit liaison needed for Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Call 513-287-7025. Exhibit Liaison needed 10:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 2:30-6 p.m. Sunday; 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 1:30-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday for Cleopatra exhibit. • Garden/grow lab volunteer needed for Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Call 513-287-7025. Needed 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 1-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 2-6 p.m. Sunday. Responsibilities include assisting with the daily and long-term, operation, maintenance and upkeep of an organic vegetable and plant garden and grow lab. This includes watering, weeding, harvesting, planting and other garden related upkeep needs. Assist with program research relating to organic gardens, sustainability and environmental education as needed. • Duke Energy Children’s Museum Super Sprouts! assistant needed for Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Call 513-287-7025. Needed 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. Fridays; and 1-6 p.m. Sundays. Assistants with the Super Sprouts! Program interact with children ages four and younger, and their adult companions. Volunteers help with the setup and clean-up of art-based activities, assist with the preparation of materials and interact with the children while they create artwork. • Duke Energy Children’s Museum Exhibit interpreter needed for Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Call 513-287-7025. Needed 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. Fridays; and 1-6 p.m. Sundays. Volunteers in the Children’s Museum interact with visitors in exhibit areas, facilitate educational activities and assist in monitoring safety. • Ethnology assistant needed for

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Call 513-287-7025. Needed 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and 1:15-4:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Ethnology technicians will perform laboratory and collection tasks including cataloging, cleaning artifacts, data entry and photography. • Cincinnati In Motion exhibit specialist volunteer needed for Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Call 513-287-7025. Four-hour shift available 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2-6 p.m. Sunday. Responsibilities include daily and long-term operation, maintenance and upkeep of Cincinnati In Motion, a scale model exhibit that represents 50 years of Cincinnati history. The exhibit includes working model trains, streetcars and inclines. Tasks include model locomotive repair and cleaning, basic electrical work, track cleaning and working with the visiting public. • Wood crafter needed for Children, Inc., Covington. Call 859-4312075. Montessori Early Learning Academy (MELA) is seeking a volunteer to bring the great outdoors right into their classrooms. Looking for someone to craft wood scraps into materials children can build. Blocks need to be carefully sanded, so they’re smooth and safe for little hands. For more information, contact bfugate@childreninc.org. • Client buddy needed for Welcome House, Covington. Call 859-4318717. Volunteers are needed to be a friend and provide minimal assistance to clients. Duties might include: Transporting client to grocery store or doctor appointments, helping with light cleaning and providing conversation to help lift clients spirits. Volunteers need to have a car and be a genuinely friendly and positive person. Volunteer would be matched with one client and continually meet with that same client weekly on a schedule determined by volunteer and client. • Handyman/woman needed for Welcome House, Covington. Call 859431-8717. Individuals needed who are handy with repairs, building and maintenance. Professional

painters, plumbers, electricians and seamstresses needed to assist in the maintenance of five properties. Schedule will be an “on-call” schedule or customized to fit the volunteers schedule. • Assist with mailings at Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, Covington. Call 859-491-0522. Assist with quarterly mailings: Fold letters, stuff envelopes. Flexible scheduling. • Office volunteer needed for ALS Association Kentucky Chapter, Villa Hills. Call 859-331-1384. Mail walk packets, fold brochures, label wristbands, put together informational folders, etc. • Women’s Wellness Breast Center Assistant needed for St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Fort Thomas. Call 859-301-2140. Assist with front desk duties: Greet customers, answer phones, transfer calls, send and receive faxes, restock smocks. Minimum of one fourhour shift per week. • Registered nurse needed for Nurse Advocacy Center for the Underserved, Highland Heights. Call 859-572-5242. NACU of NKU has opportunities for registered nurses to volunteer two hours/month at Welcome House, the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky or Madison Avenue Christian Church. The nurses provide basic nursing care such as health education, health promotion and triage of minor medical issues to the clientele. If interested, please send your information to nacu@nku.edu. • USDA Food Commodity Program at Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859-491-8303. Help register Campbell County individuals to receive the USDA Commodity food program. • Gift shop volunteer needed at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Florence. Call 859-301-2140. Staff and accept responsibility for gift shop operations. Ringing sales on the register and providing service to all customers. • Housing list specialist needed for Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859-491-8303. Research affordable apartments available in the Northern Kentucky area and maintain list to distribute to families and local partner agencies.

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their homes, is actively seeking weatherization clients in Northern Kentucky. With October as National Weatherization Month, it’s a busy season for PWC’s weatherization program but the nonprofit typically has a low number of requests for work in Northern Kentucky. “We are looking to better inform Northern Kentucky homeowners and renters of PWC’s weatherization services,” said Nina Creech, vice president of operations at PWC. “We have the capacity to serve these Kentucky homeowners and renters and can provide them with services to greatly reduce their energy usage, which means a great deal during

cold winter weather.” Weatherization services include an energy audit, furnace cleaning and tuning, carbon monoxide check, and installation of weatherization materials when appropriate. In many cases, PWC can help reduce home energy expenditures by as much as 20 percent, PWC staff also provide simple do-it-yourself tips to clients to help them minimize the colder weather’s effect on local residents’ energy usage. To see if you’re eligible for PWC’s weatherization services, call 513-3517921. For more information on People Working Cooperatively, visit www.pwchomerepairs.org.

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TMC’s to host 8th annual runMORE 5K Oct. 29. CRESTVIEW HILLS - Thomas More College’s eighth annual runMORE 5K Run/Walk will be 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. The course starts and finishes at TMC’s Connor Convocation Center, 333 Thomas More Parkway in Crestview Hills, with a

turnaround at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Post-race festivities will include door prizes, refreshments and more. Prizes will be given to the winners of various age groups in the following categories: runners male, female, age group and over-

A pink lit restorative yoga fundraiser Oct. 17 A little more than 12 percent of women in the United States will get breast cancer at some point in their lives. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month a pink lit restorative yoga lights up the room fundraiser with 100 percent of all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Research. According to The National Cancer Institute, exercising four or more hours a week and maintaining a lower to normal body weight may help lower breast cancer risk by decreasing a woman’s ongoing exposure to estrogen levels that are believed to contribute to cancer growth. A study performed at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, found that the women in the study who exercised the most had a 22% percent decreased risk of breast cancer.

Urban Active is encouraging their community to join them in this class lit by pink candles to honor those affected by this illness. Participants are suggested to make a $25 donation which will provide them with a pink votive candle to light during class, a limited edition T-shirt, silicone bracelet and a pink balloon which will have the name of person that is being recognized, to be tied in the club. • PINK Lit Restorative Yoga Fundraiser will take place at the following locations: Monday, Oct. 17, at 7:05 p.m., at Urban Active located at 119 Fairfield Ave. Ste 200, in Bellevue. Phone: 859-957-2700 • Monday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m., at Urban Active located at 430 Meijer Drive, in Florence. Phone: 859-7469201

all; walkers - age group and overall. The runMORE event benefits the college’s Service Learning Program. runMORE continues its partnership with Team Rise, which helps raise awareness and funds for the Phoenix Society,

www.phoenix-society.org., for burn survivors. Pre-registration is $12 (with no event T-shirt); $20 (with T-shirt). Race-day registration is $15 (no T-shirt); $25 (with T-shirt). Checks should me made payable to “runMORE 5K” and sent to Run

MORE 5K, c/o Steve Prescott, P.O. Box 454, Mason, OH 45040. To register online, visit SPRunning.com. For more information, visit thomasmore.edu/runmore, SPRunning.com or call Steve Prescott at 513-777-1080.

Flu vaccines urged by state State public health officials are encouraging Kentuckians to get the flu vaccine now to reduce the spread of illness this coming flu season. “We recommend that Kentuckians get their flu vaccine now to protect themselves and their families as we move into flu season,” said Dr. Steve Davis, acting commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health. “Getting the flu vaccine each year is the best way to protect against the flu’s spread and severity.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is now recommending flu vaccine for all individuals older than 6 months of age. People who should especially receive the flu vaccine, because they may be at higher risk for complica-

Flu vaccine is recommended for all individuals older than 6 months of age. tions or negative consequences, include: • Children age 6 months to 19 years; • Pregnant women; • People 50 years old or older; • People of any age with chronic health problems; • People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities; • Health care workers; • Caregivers of or people who live with a person at high risk for complications from the flu; and

• Out-of-home caregivers of or people who live with children less than 6 months old. Healthy, non-pregnant people age 2-49 years can receive either the flu shot or the nasal vaccine spray. Children younger than 9 years old who are being vaccinated against flu for the first time should receive a second dose four or more weeks after their first vaccination. Local health departments and private health care providers are expected to have adequate supplies of flu vaccine on hand for this year’s season. Kentuckians should contact their health care provider or local health department for more information.

Infection with the flu virus can cause fever, headache, cough, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing and body aches. Flu is a very contagious disease caused by the flu virus, which spreads from person to person. Approximately 23,000 deaths due to seasonal flu and its complications occur on average each year in the U.S., according to recently updated estimates from the CDC. However, actual numbers of deaths vary from year to year. For more information on influenza or the availability of flu vaccine, please contact your local health department or visit healthalerts.ky.gov.

Mystery at Mackey’s Oct. 23 Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation is hosting a Mystery at Mackey’s dinner theater performance Sunday, Oct. 23, at Bobby Mackey’s Music World in

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Be safe on Internet, governor warns In an effort to draw attention to the importance of cyber security and to increase awareness of online threats, Gov. Steve Beshear designated October as “Cyber Security Awareness Month in Kentucky.” “The Internet is an incredible tool used for business, entertainment and education in our daily lives, but we must also take precautions to protect ourselves and our networks from the dangers associated with cyber crime,” Beshear said. “Maintaining cyber security is a shared responsibility in which we all play a critical role. Increased awareness will improve the security of Kentucky’s information infrastructure.” Internet users and the information infrastructure are challenged by an

increasing threat of malicious cyber attacks resulting from spyware and adware. They also face significant financial and personal privacy losses due to identity theft and fraud. Cyber Security Awareness Month is part of a national outreach effort aimed at increasing cyber security led by a coalition of nonprofit agencies, private companies and government organizations – including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Association of Chief Information Officers and the National Cyber Security Alliance. “Even the most technology-savvy companies and individuals can fall victim to hacking and identify theft,” said Lori Flanery, secretary of the Kentucky Finance

and Administration Cabinet. “That is why it is so important that we promote security awareness, invest wisely in security training and software, and remain diligent in our efforts to keep malicious efforts at bay.” To help boost cyber security awareness throughout state government, the Commonwealth Office of Technology will host seven free seminars during the month of October for state employees. The seminars will feature presentations on security issues from leading experts in both the government and private sector who will focus on topics including global intelligence, identity theft, and securing voice and data infrastructure. For a list of these seminars, visit http://technology.ky.gov.

Carriage and Driving Horse Show Oct. 22 The Northern Kentucky Horse Network will be holding the Carriage and Driving Horse Show, Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Alexandria Fairgrounds, Alexandria. The NKHN welcomes all sizes and styles of carts, buggies, wagons, and the like, and the “horse-power” to pull them, from the giant draft breeds to the Very Small Equine or miniature horses, hackneys, ponies, pairs, teams and singles. With 42 classes, there will be a vast array of driving vehicles and horses. The show starts at 10 a.m. Spectator admission and parking is free and refresh-

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R.C. Hinsdale School celebrated Edgewood “Fireman Joe” Stambush’s retirement from 31 years as a firefighter, including 27 years in fire education. Hinsdale’s principal, Connie Ryle, presented the well-liked firefighter with a framed caricature during the school’s Patriot Day celebrations Sept. 16.

With mammogram proof, Curves waives fee October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Curves continues to work to raise awareness in women

about the life-saving importance of risk management, early detection and treatment.

Throughout the month, Curves fitness clubs in the local community are waiving the joining fee for new members who show proof of a mammogram within the past year or make a $25 donation to breast cancer research.

• Curves of Alexandria, 1035 Moreland Road, Suite A, 859-694-7444 • Curves of Highland Heights, 2899 Alexandria Pike, 859-442-7441 • Curves of Hebron, 2940 Hebron Park Drive, Suite 105, 859-586-0539

• Curves of Independence, 1780 Declaration Drive, 859-363-3300 • Curves of Erlanger, 3176 Dixie Highway, 859426-7385 • Curves of Florence, 8449 U.S. 42, Suite L, 859647-2878

Veteran and Honorary Chair Roger Staubach cordially invites you to attend the

2011 USO Tribute Cincinnati on Saturday November 5th, 5pm at the Duke Energy Convention Center

The 2011 USO Tribute Cincinnati includes a heartfelt tribute to our 2011 Armed Forces Honorees. Guests will enjoy a seated dinner, open bar and patriotic entertainment with master of ceremonies Anthony Munoz and special performances by Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan and the Victory Belles. For tickets please visit www.usotributecincinnati.com or contact Kathy Bechtold at 513.648.4870 for more information. If you are unable to attend the event, please consider donating a ticket for a veteran. Proceeds from the event go to the USO of Metropolitan Washington for programs benefiting wounded warriors and their supportive families at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. This event is sponsored by:

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William F. Addington

William F. Addington, 83, of Covington, died Oct. 3, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He retired from Reliance Medical Products, was a member of Oakland Avenue Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army. His wife, Gertrude Mae Thompson Addington, and a son, Frank Addington, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Beth Strange of Independence, Jennifer Lykins of Lakeside Park, Rebecca Sammons of Erlanger and Julia Addington of Latonia; sons, Tommy Addington, Randy Addington and Jamie Addington, all of Florence, Kenny Addington of Latonia and Rusty Addington of Covington; 30 grandchildren; and 15 greatgrandchildren. Interment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Darlene Sue Baker

Darlene Sue Baker, 57, of Latonia, died Oct. 3, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She enjoyed playing bingo and taking care of her cat, Sassy. Her parents, Joyce and Ralph Sydnor; and a brother, David Baker, died previously. Survivors include her sisters, Donna Edmonds of Elsmere and Sandra Threlkeld of Clinton, Ind.; brothers, Ralph Sydnor Jr. of Elsmere and Robert Baker of Delhi, Ohio; and a special friend, Greg Ross of Latonia. Memorials: Rosedale Manor, 4250 Glenn Ave., Covington, KY 41015 or Hospice of St. Elizabeth, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

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Ruth Risch Connell

Ruth Risch Connell, 62, of Florence, formerly of Latonia, died Oct. 5, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Interment was in Independence Cemetery. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Health Care Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017 or Disabilities Coalition of Northern Kentucky, 525 W. 5th St., Covington, KY 41011.

Jane Spoor Fry

Jane Spoor Fry, 69, of Turtlecreek Township, Ohio, died Oct. 1, 2011. She was the curator of the Elliston Poetry Room at the University of Cincinnati. She loved music and art and had a passion for horses. She was a teacher, performer and a judge in the equestrian discipline of dressage. She was a member of the U.S. Dressage Federation. Survivors include her husband, Nicholas Longworth Fry II of Covington; and brother, Richard Spoor of Park Hills. Memorials: U.S. Dressage Federation, 4051 Ironworks Pkwy., Lexington, KY 40511; Linton Music Series, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH; or Chamber Music Cincinnati, 625 10th Ave., Dayton, KY 41074.

Ronald L. Grant

Ronald L. Grant, 72, of Covington, died Oct. 7, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired teacher with Cincinnati Public Schools and a member of the Central Church of the Nazarene and the Cincinnati’s Teachers Union. Survivors include his wife, Karen Grant; son, Mark Grant of Elsmere; daughter, Jennifer Grant of Ludlow;

bothers, Jerry Grant, David Grant, Charles Grant, Jimmy Grant and Michael Grant, all of Indianapolis, Ind.; sisters, Sandy Cradic and Robin Miebler, both of Indiana, Mary Jane Tessek of Chicago and Sharon Pope of Arizona; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Interment was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Central Church of the Nazarene, 2006 Pieck Drive, Fort Wright, KY 41011.

Mary ‘Kathy’ Gross

Mary “Kathy” Niceley Owens Gross, 54, of Covington, died Sept. 30, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a nurse aide for Garrard Nursing Home for 12 years. Her father, Morris Niceley, died Jan. 10, 2011. Survivors include her husband, Andy Gross; mother, Jean Niceley of Covington; daughters, Kelly Bradley and Tammy Owens, both of Covington, and Andrea Gray of Worthville, Ky.; sister, Pam Byrd of Covington; brothers, George Niceley of Union, Stanley Niceley, Harry Niceley and Boo Niceley, all of Covington, and Kevin Niceley of Hebron; and nine grandchildren. Interment was at Independence Cemetery.

Dorothy Green Hicks

Dorothy Ann Green Hicks, 62, of Somerset, Ky., formerly of Northern Kentucky, died Oct. 5, 2011, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. She was a homemaker. A son, Donnie Ray Green, died in 2005. Survivors include her sons, Robert Aaron Lee Hammonds and

Cameron Stacy Louis Hammonds Sr., both of Somerset; brother, Ralph Thacker of Union; sister, Eva Noreen Barbosa of Somerset; stepchildren, James, Zara, Bobby, Andwele, Sabrina, Cherise, Debra, Mark and Darrell Hammonds; and four grandchildren. Interment was at Warsaw Cemetery.

Stanley F. Kanienberg

previously. Survivors include her daughters, Jayne Eaton of Cold Spring, Kathy Ciafardini of Sherborn, Mass., and Pam Wolfzorn of Alexandria; daughter-in-law, Diane Keating; sisters, Carrie Walsh of Fort Thomas and Mary Lou Jacobs of Latonia; and four grandchildren. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Campbell County Public Library, In memory of Virginia Keating, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Stanley F. Kanienberg, 93, of Taylor Mill, died Oct. 5, 2011. He worked for UPS and then owned and operated Kanienberg Decorating. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, member of V.F.W. Southgate and American Legion No. 70 in Covington, and a volunteer at V.A. Hospital in Fort Thomas and F.O.P. Southgate. A grandchild, Kris Grothaus, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise Heideman Kanienberg; children, Karen Kanienberg-Grothaus and Ronald Kanienberg; sister, Dorothy Bogenschultz; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery. Memorials: St. Therese Church, 11 Temple Place, Southgate, KY 41017 or The DAV, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Springs, KY 41076.

Jeffery Scott Kennedy, 48, of Bellevue, died Oct. 6, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a terminal operator with Benchmark River & Rail in Cincinnati and enjoyed coaching girls basketball and softball for select teams. He was a University of Kentucky fan. His father, Jack D. Kennedy, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Tracy Lambert Kennedy; daughters, Megan Kennedy of Bellevue and Erica Lenz of Independence; mother, Delores Kennedy of Bellevue; brothers, Tim Kennedy of Southgate and Gary Kennedy of Wilder; and one grandchild. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

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Patricia Ann Kremer, 69, of Southgate, died Oct. 1, 2011, at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Therese Church where she was a member of the choir, the garden club, the bereavement committee and an Eucharistic Minister. She volunteered at St.

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Kenton libraries closed Oct. 14 All locations of the Kenton County Public Library will be closed for an in-service day on Friday, Oct. 14. The library will reopen on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. Visit the library’s website at www.kentonlibrary.org to review, place holds or renew materials and to download e-books and music. On Sunday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. the William E. Durr branch library’s writing group, the Independence Inklings, will meet. This group is open to adults who write adult fiction. This group offers advice, critiques and suggestions for writers.

Registration is not required. Also on Sunday, Oct. 16, the Erlanger branch library offers Puppy Tales from 2-4 p.m. Puppy Tales is a program in which children in grades first through sixth can read to a trained dog in order to boost their reading skills and gain confidence. The program is free but registration is required by calling 859-962-4003. Puppy Tales is also offered monthly at the Covington library and throughout the year at the William E. Durr branch. Call 962-4060 for information.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Anna Hehman, 30, and Michael Huesman, 33, both of Covington, issued Sept. 27. Ashley Delay, 22, and Jason Huff, 21, both of Florence, issued Sept. 27. Connie Barham, 25, of Covington and Joshua Redden, 35, of Butler, issue Sept. 27. Emily Fischesser, 29, and Patrick Greenwell, 37, both of Florence, issued Sept. 28. Laura Sparks, 26, and Daniel Dipilla, 26, both of Cincinnati, issued Sept. 28. Jesse Grounds, 24, and James Krejckant Jr., 25, both of Brazil, issued Sept. 28. Julian Gohlke, 23, and Geovany Huston, 39, both of Cincinnati, issued Sept. 28. Adrian Baker, 26, and Emad Abusway, 32, both of Maineville, issued Sept. 28. Cassandra Fetters, 42, and Aaron Kuertz, 39, both of Harrison, issued

Sept. 29. Kaelin Nowak, 23, and Robert Gulla, 28, both of Zionsville, issued Sept. 29. Alexandra Moning, 24, of Fairfield and Kyle Robinson, 25, of Cincinnati, issued Sept. 29. Ashley Younts, 24, and Kenneth Milner, 24, both of Independence, issued Sept. 29. Emily Chalfant, 28, of Taylor Mill and Adam Mahle, 27, of Kettering, issued Sept. 30. Montica Speight, 43, and Robert Powell, 48, both of Cincinnati, issued Sept. 30. Deborah Evers, 37, and Daniel Evers, 44, both of Lockland, issued Sept. 30. Christina Elliott, 30, and Jack Ashby, 27, both of New Richmond, issued Sept. 30. Preshes Matthews, 27, and Ronald Henry, 45, both of Dayton, issued Sept. 30.

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George L. McKinney

George Lawrence McKinney, 71, of Hot Springs Village, Ark., formerly of Cincinnati, died Oct. 3, 2011, in Newport. He formerly worked at National Cash Register and was the owner of McKinney Pools. He was a Master Mason. Survivors include his wife, Monica Chalk McKinney; son, James McKinney of Cincinnati; stepsons, Todd and Troy Swearingen, both of Cincinnati; daughters, Kimberly Hayes of Oklahoma and Kristi Lynn McKinney of Cincinnati; stepdaughters, Tracy Miller of Villa Hills and Trisha Uebel of Cold Spring; brother, Billy McKinney of Cincinnati; sister, Betty Jo McKinney of Florida; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was at West Somerset Cemetery.

Esther Louise Meade

Esther Louise Beckman Meade, 84, of Taylor Mill, died Oct. 3, 2011, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall East. Her husband, Palmer Meade, and a son, Steven Meade, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Theresa Daly of Dry Ridge, Diane Specht of Independence, Denise Frey of Hebron, Brenda Beekman of Latonia, Laurena Lawson of Florence and Kimberley Whitney of Mt. Washington, Ohio; sons, Gerald Meade of Dry Ridge and Michael Meade of Union; 21 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Interment was in Floral Hills Cemetery.

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Mary N. Froelicher Rabe, 73, of Covington, died Oct. 7, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and member of St. Augustine Church of Covington and the Covington Turners Club.

Her husband, James W. Rabe Sr.; father, Howard Froelicher; a sister, Estelle Nunn; and a brother, Teddy Froelicher, died previously. Survivors include her mother, Charlotte Von Handorf Froelicher of Florence; daughters, Michelle Thomas of Newport, Terri Rabe and Diana Rabe, both of Covington; sons, James Rabe Jr. and Jeff Rabe, both of Covington, and Mark Rabe of Crittenden; sisters, Faye Mueller of Covington and Marie Hall of Florence; brothers, Stanley Froelicher of Dry Ridge, Blake Froelicher of Florence and Joe Froelicher of Covington; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Easter Seals, 2901 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Richard St. Onge Sr.

Richard I. St. Onge Sr., 90, of Taylor Mill, formerly of Akron, Ohio, died Sept. 30, 2011, at his home. He was an MAI appraiser of commercial and industrial properties throughout Ohio and West Virginia, and an avid outdoorsman and boater. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy St. Onge; daughters, Pamela Schultz of Marietta, Ga., Patricia Thomley of Charlotte, N.C., and Cynthia Sims of Roswell, Ga.; son, Richard St. Onge Jr. of Florence; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Fred B. Scheufler

Fred B. Scheufler, 94, of Madonna Manor in Villa Hills, formerly of Sandusky and Kirtland, Ohio, and Cape Coral, Fla., died Oct. 7, 2011. He formerly worked at the Cleveland Clinic and owned two pharmacies in Northern Ohio. He was a fourth-degree knight in the Knights of Columbus and a former resident at St. Charles Care Center in Covington. His sister, Ida Mae Link Schofield; first wife, Naomi Kleinfelter Scheufler; and a daughter, Joan Marie Scheufler, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Caroline Riester Diedrichs Scheufler of Madonna Manor in Villa Hills; daughters, Marilyn Saad of Dublin, Ohio, Janice Bauer of Cincinnati and Michele Ann Scheufler of Westlake, Ohio; sons, Gary Diedrichs of

Sausalito, Calif., Raymond Diedrichs of Chestertown, Md., and Robert Diedrichs of Chardon, Ohio; and six grandchildren. Burial was at All Souls Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017; St. Charles Care Center, 500 Farrell Drive, Covington, KY 41011; or Madonna Manor, 2344 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017.

Mary Steenken

Mary Steenken, 68, of Fort Mitchell, died Oct. 3, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She worked in housekeeping at the Drawbridge Hotel in Fort Mitchell. Survivors include her husband, Richard Steenken; son, Rocky Steenken; daughter, Susie Steenken, all of Fort Mitchell; brother, William Crowder of Newport; and sister, Lucy Whittemore of Covington. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Elzie Tyree

Elzie Tyree, 83, of Southgate, died Oct. 6, 2011, at his residence. He was a plant foreman with Newport Steel and a U.S. Army World War II and Korean War veteran. He was a member of MarshallSchildmeyer V.F.W. Post No. 6095 in Covington and the D.A.V. His wife, Reta Fay Hummel Tyree, and a son, Kerry Joe Tyree, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Karen Meyers of Crestview and Kathy Minch of Crestview Hills; son, Kevin Tyree of Latonia; brother, Boyd Tyree of Highland Heights; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203 or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Lloyd W. Waddell

Lloyd William Waddell, 89, of Lexington, formerly of Covington, died Sept. 27, 2011. He was a former partner in the Hall-Waddell Furniture Store in

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Marie Selz Whiles

Marie C. Selz Whiles, 85, of Edgewood, died Oct. 3, 2011, at Emeritus of Edgewood. She was a retired executive secretary for Union Central Life Insurance Co. in Cincinnati. Her husband, Melvin E. “Bud” Whiles; and two brothers, Howard Selz and Leonard Selz, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Janet Marie Insko of Edgewood; sons, Ronald E. Whiles of Winter Haven, Fla., and Thomas R. Whiles of Alexandria; brothers, Harold Selz of Naples, Fla., and Hubert Selz of Claymont, Del.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Interment was at Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: Christ Baptist Church, 3810 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Alma C. Wilson

Alma C. Chambers Wilson, 71, of Independence, died Oct. 8, 2011, at River Valley Nursing Home in Butler, Ky. She enjoyed collecting depression glass, yodeling and cooking. Survivors include her husband, Jack Wilson; daughter, Jacqueline Cade of Fort Thomas; son, Mike Wilson of Independence; twin sister, Willa Mae Wright of Crittenden; sisters, Sandy Palmer of Crittenden and Cheryl Sheriff of Dry Ridge; brothers, Denzil Chambers and Ronnie Chambers, both of Morning View; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Interment was at Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

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