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Learning a lot

The football players at Tichenor Middle School are learning as much off the field as they are on. Coach J Lail is keeping his first year teams on their best behavior and grades up as the first season of middle school football continues. Read more about the rewards, and discipline, participants learn. SCHOOLS, A6

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Erlanger residents and business owners who pay property taxes and tangible taxes by Oct. 31 will receive a two percent discount on their bill. Tax bills can be paid in person at the Erlanger city building or at the Bank of Kentucky in Erlanger. Postmarks will also be accepted with payments mailed to the City of Erlanger, P.O. Box 18755, Erlanger, KY 41018. The city building, located at 505 Commonwealth Ave., will remain open until 6 p.m. on Oct. 29 for payments in person. For more information, visit or call 727-2525.

Spooktacular events

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It’s not Halloween until there are screams coming from Sharon Bennett’s backyard. Bennett and her family will once again be running the “Terror on Timberlake” haunted house this year, located in their backyard at 300 Timberlake Drive in Erlanger. This will be the fifth year for the event that is put together by Bennett’s son, Chris Loechle. Last year, Loechle said the house drew over 700 guests on Halloween night, using a combination of live actors, animatronics and pneumatics, as well as light, sound and fog machines, to give

Terror on Timberlake

The Terror on Timberlake neighborhood haunt will run on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. each evening, weather permitting. It is located at 300 Timberlake Avenue in Erlanger, at the intersection of Timberlake Avenue and Mary Street. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, visit


Creative decorations are no problems for Chris Loechle, Sharon Bennett and Laura Loechle, who run the "Terror on Timberlake" haunted house based in Bennett's Erlanger backyard. They will be open Oct. 30-31 this year. their guestis a good scare. “It was unbelievable to see the line of people waiting to get in - it was all the way down the block,” he said. “That’s why we have to keep making it bigger and better each year, so people keep coming back.”

The idea for the haunted house, which this year will feature 10 rooms with themes such as creepy carnival clowns or an insane asylum, started when Loechle was living in Florida. He decorated his garage one year for Halloween. Drawing rave reviews

from friends and neighbors, he expanded the decorations into his front yard the next year, and upon moving back to the area, saw a perfect opportunity to run a “yard haunt,” using the flat, rectangu-

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Two seek Elsmere mayor’s seat By Jason Brubaker

For the first time since 1998, someone other than Billy Bradford will sit in the mayor’s seat in Elsmere. Current council members Marty Lenhof and Nancy Bowman will square off for the seat in the Nov. 2 election, as Bradford will instead run unopposed for one of the city’s six council seats. Lenhof is currently in his second term on the council while Bowman, formerly the city’s treasurer, is in her first term. Both candidates stressed that their priority would be continuing to provide excellent city services with an increasingly tight budget. Lenhof, 55, said he wants to see the city increase their commercial tax revenue, which would help their budget. Lenhof is retired from the Erlanger-Elsmere School District after serving as a teacher for 24 years “We need to promote the

industrial park to bring in new businesses and look for ways to save money without taking away from services,” said Lenhof. “As mayor, I’d like to talk to business owners and see what the city might be able to do to help them, and also inform them of our citywide loan that has been expanded to businesses.” The city-wide loan program, which allows the city to loan money to residents if they meet certain criteria and requirements, was expanded in 2009 to include businesses, as a way of enticing more businesses to locate within the city. Bowman, 68, also said the city needs to address the budget, but said she also wants to focus on the city’s codes and zoning issues. Bowman is a seasonal worker at the Perry Park Golf Resort in Carrollton. “Enforcing building codes is very difficult, but our current code enforcement officer is very knowledgeable and we’ll continue to

help him address the issues,” she said, citing blighted properties as an issue in the city. Bowman also said that the current council and city staff has developed a good working relationship, and that will be critical to carry over as the city moves forward. “I feel the council and the employees are on the same page,” she said. “I’m proud of the accomplishments over the past two years, because the current council worked together in adopting new policies after a tumultuous few years.” Lenhof also touted some accomplishments of the council over his tenure, including securing a $400,000 grant to renovate the Elsmere Senior Center, as well as chairing the city’s street committee and helping to oversee repairs and maintenance. “We need to continue updating the comprehensive street plan,” he said. “Safety and security should continue to be a big priori-

ty for us.” Overall, both candidates emphasized that the city is on the right track, but improvements can always be made. “I want to continue to create a good relationship with the employees and other phases of the city’s operations,” said Bowman. “I feel my knowledge of the financial areas of the city will be a benefit in doing this.” Lenhof cited his experience working with the council over the last four years as his driving force in running for mayor. “I think communication between the city and the citizens can be improved by having a mayor who is visible in the community,” he said. “As elected officials, we need to remember that we represent all our citizens.” The new mayor will work incumbents Gloria Grubbs, Alexis Tanner, Mary Lou Neal and Kama Greene, as well as Bradford and Joanne Barnett-Smith, who are all running unopposed for council.

Erlanger may offer new incentives By Jason Brubaker

The Erlanger City Council is considering a new ordinance to offer an economic incentive for new businesses to locate in the city. At their Oct. 5 meeting, council heard a first reading of the ordinance to establish the “Erlanger Development, Growth and Employment (EDGE) Incentive,” that would allow eligible businesses to retain one-third of the total amount of their occupational license fees for 10 years.

The incentive is open to both new businesses and current businesses that are expanding. Those businesses must meet requirements, such as gross wages of $1 million outside of the Renaissance Area or $250,000 inside the city’s Renaissance area, a specially-zoned area of the city along Dixie Highway between the overpass near the Railroad Depot Museum and the Boone County line. Each business that qualifies will have to be certified by the mayor before receiving the EDGE incentive.

“We’re hopeful that this is the first step in bringing some new businesses to the city, which will obviously help our tax base,” said city Administrator Linda Carter. “This is a progressive step, but it’s something we think could really pay off for the city.” David Hahn, the city’s economic development director, said that a business with gross wages of $1,000,000 that qualifies for the credit would save $50,000 over the life of the 10-year incentive. The ordinance also includes ways that the incentive could be terminated, such as if the busi-

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nesses already receives incentives from the state that involve occupational license fees, if the employer engages in any sexually-oriented business activities, or if the gross wages fail to meet the required amounts. “We think this is a great piece of legislation,” said Mayor Tom Rouse. “We’re all for letting businesses know we want them here and that we’ll help them out once they are here.” A second reading and vote on the ordinance is expected at the next council meeting at 7 p.m., Nov. 2.


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that first year, and I think that’s when we saw that this could be a really fun thing.” Even Bennett became a believer after that first night. “I didn’t think there was any way that we could do this,” she said. “But then I saw the first group of kids go in, and I heard them screaming and laughing, and I had to admit, it was pretty neat.” And while they do set out to give you a thrilling evening, Loechle said their decorations tend to stay awy from unusually bloody or gory scenes. “I know for me, that stuff doesn’t scare me as much as just kind of grosses me out,” he said. “So we go for the real scare here - stuff


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lar-shaped backyard at the Timberlake house However, when he pitched his idea to his friends and family, he was met with more than a little skepticism. “I could tell, even when we were building things and putting it all together, that people still weren’t totally believing this could work,” he said. “But we had about 250 people come through

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while, and he listened to what everyone had to say and you could tell he was very sincere,” said Brown. “I just want to publicly thank him for his service to the city.” Burger, who works for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, said he was just glad to have had the opportunity to serve the city for so long. In addition to the key and proclamation, he also received a standing ovation from the audience, hugs and handshakes from all of his former council mates, and even his silver name plate from his council seat. “Just in case you’re ever sitting in your office and not feeling great, you can always remember you were

“Jim represented the citizens well and was very dedicated to the city,” said Rouse. “We’ll miss him dearly here, but we certainly wish him the best as he moves on.” Burger was first elected to the council in 1993, and served in a variety of roles over the years, working with the administrative and human resources committees most recently. He was also known for his availability to talk to citizens, as recalled by resident Jim Brown, who said Burger made a point of attending a neighborhood meeting a few years ago and talking with all of the residents about their concerns. “He was there for a

that will have you checking behind you, or stuff that just makes you jump and scream. The best part of this is just trying to figure out what will scare people the most.” Since they don’t charge admission, Loechle said all of the decorations are home-made or purchased by his family. A team of family members and friends who begin meeting in April to start planning the haunt, and then about six weeks before Halloween, they get to work on construction of decorations and temporary walls. “It’s a lot of work that goes into this, but once you hear that first scream, it’s all worth it,” said Loechle, who said they hope to attract 1,000 visitors this year. This year’s haunt will be open on Oct. 30 and 31, weather-permitting, from 710 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. There are no age restrictions, but Loechle said parents should use good judgment before bringing younger children. “It’s designed to scare people, and we think we do a pretty good job of it,” he said. “We’re just excited that it’s almost here.” For more information about the Terror on Timberlake, visit

Library hosts Puppy Tales The Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Public Library will once again host the Puppy Tales program from 2-4 p.m. on Oct. 17. The program, intended for students in grades 1-6, allows children to gain confidence in and improve their reading skills by reading aloud to dogs. Dogs will be provided, and at the end of each session, the student will receive a certificate and a picture with their dog. The program is in the children’s wing of the library, located at 301 Kenton Lands Road. It is free, but registration is required. For more information, or to register, visit or call 9624003.


McDowell challenges Arlinghaus By Regan Coomer

Republican primary winner Steve Arlinghaus, a former county commissioner, will challenge Independent Alyssa Dara McDowell in November for the county’s top job: judge-executive. Arlinghaus, 57, is a former Fort Mitchell councilman, a Kenton County Commissioner and a member of the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission board. Arlinghaus, the owner of Arlinghaus Realty LLC, graduated from Covington Catholic High School in 1971 and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Northern Kentucky University in 2003. Currently, Arlinghaus is a volunteer at Holy Cross Elementary and High School; St. Joseph Church in Crescent springs and the St. Michael School in Paintsville, Ky. Arlinghaus decided to run for Kenton County Judgeexecutive because of the lack of communication between the cities and county. “This disconnect between them has not only stalled progress, but has enhanced the alarming issue of public safety,” he said, explaining that the three 911 dispatch systems in Kenton County need to be consolidated to


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form a “cost-saving, efficient system.” If elected, Arlinghaus believes a merger of the county police and sheriff’s departments will produce “instant dividends to taxpayers.” “We can reduce the cost of providing this service while improving the quality of services received,” he said. “As public officials, we need to start thinking more about the taxpayers than our own parochial domains that some public officials view as off-limits.” Arlinghaus feels his established working relationships and the experience of his chosen deputyjudge, Taylor Mill Mayor Mark Kreimborg, will allow them “ to function smoothly, regardless of the problems we may encounter over the next four years.” McDowell, 41, is a Taylor Mill resident and mother of eight children as well as the owner of A-1 Limousine. McDowell has taken business finance courses at NKU, including business law, public speaking,

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accounting, managerialaccounting, and entrepreneurship. McDowell is also a licensed stock broker and the recipient of 22 early childhood education certificates she earned while owning and operating a family day care center. In the past, McDowell has volunteered in political campaigns for the Republican party, Rep. Geoff Davis and Sen. Mitch McConnell. McDowell is a member of The Bridge Community Church in Wilder, where she teaches classes. McDowell is a member of her church’s women’s ministry. “As a resident that has been affected by the laws made by my government and as a parent who wants to feel secure knowing that her children, and all children, will have a nice place to raise a family when they are grown, I wanted to help our community tap into our potential and serve as an example to break through the glass ceiling,” McDowell said. If elected, McDowell would like to “represent the average, everyday citizen that desires to see more money in their pockets to spend on their families and to invest, rather than have it be wasted on government run-away spending” and als to make “Kenton County more inviting to businesses locating here.”


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Sharpen your spooky pencils. Students grades one to six can write an original poem or contest to enter the Mary Ann Mongan branch of the Kenton County Library’s Eighth Annual Haunt Your Library Writing Contest, ending Oct. 20. The winners of the contest will receive prizes of books, games, toys and more that go bump in the night; plus, their winning story or poem may be published in The Community Recorder. Children are encouraged to use their imaginations, but the stories and poems must be Halloween or spooky-related. Library-sponsored writing contests encourage all literacy skills, Children’s Librarian Terri Diebel said. “We feel that writing and literacy go hand-in-hand and the library is all about literacy, so many of the skills that are involved in writing, such as grammar and spelling, both reinforce reading,” she explained. The contest also supports creativity, Diebel said. “We want to provide an opportunity for kids to write and make it fun - all kids enjoy Halloween, why not combine the two?” Submissions to the Haunt Your Library Writing Contest are due Wednesday, Oct. 20. Entries must include name, age, school the child attends and phone number. E-mail entries can be sent to or dropped off at the Covington Children’s Department, 502 Scott Street. For more information, call 859-962-4060 ext. 4246.

Draud, Elfers contend for District 2 seat By Regan Coomer

The only contested seat on the Kenton County Fiscal Court will come down to Republican Jon Draud and Democrat Tom Elfers. Draud, 72, is an Edgewood resident who served on Crestview Hills City Council and the Kenton County Board of Education before becoming state representative for the 63rd district. Draud, who is retired, is married to Beverly, with whom he has three children and six grandchildren. Draud earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1960, a master’s degree from EKU in 1963 and a master’s degree at Xavier University in 1973. Draud earned a doctorate of education from the University of Cincinnati in 1978. Currently, Draud is a member of the Republican Party, Northern Kentucky Right to Life and Blessed Sacrament Church.

If elected, Draud hopes to provided “good leadership” to the Kenton County Fiscal Court. “The Fiscal Court needs to involve all stakeholders to improve morale,” he said, adding he will create an advisory council made up of county officials and employees that will look at finding a solution for the issue. Draud also hopes to improve productivity “by evaluating all positions to determine if they are necessary” and better the budgeting process by adopting zero-based budgeting, which “will establish more

accountability for expenditures.” Elfers, 46, is an Edgewood resident married to Vickie, with whom he has two daughters. Elfers, the manager of a Cincinnati conference center, graduated from Beechwood High School in 1982 before earning a bachelor’s degree in political science from Xavier University in 1986. Elfers was formerly a member of the Northern Kentucky Restaurant Association Board and is currently a member of the Kenton County Democratic Party and the Marriott Business

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Tichenor football players Nathan Phillips and Cody Estes finish some homework during a Monday study hall. Instead of football practice, the team meets every Monday in the library at Lloyd Memorial High School to make sure their academics are in order.

Trojans becoming winners on, off the field

As the quiet hum of conversation from the Tichenor football team slowly began to fill the library at Lloyd Memorial High School on Oct. 11, one voice quickly drowned them out. “That’s five,” boomed head coach J Lail, his stern voice commanding attention. “You guys want to make it six?” Eighth-grader Dominick Joseph immediately snapped to attention, his smile vanishing. “Come on you guys - quiet down!” he exclaimed. “I don’t want to be running hills all day.” Such is life for the Tichenor Trojans, who in their first year of existence are learning not only about football, but also about the importance of academics. Every Monday instead of strapping on the pads, the Trojans meet in the Lloyd library for a one-hour study hall, where they can catch up on old homework, finish any leftover assignments or try to get a head start in their classes. And when Lail feels that the conversation level is getting to be a bit too much for quality work to be getting done, that’s when he begins giving out “hills.” “Whenever we start talking a whole lot, he just starts saying numbers,” said defensive end Zack Riddle. “Every time he says a number, that’s one more time we have to run up the hill by the football field, which isn’t fun.” Lail, who stressed that academics would be a big focal point when starting up the program this summer, said that the players have adjusted well throughout the season, and are understanding the significance of putting their best foot forward in the classroom. “It’s tough for them to come in here after a full day of school and do more work when they just want to take a break and hang out with their friends,” said Lail. “But I think having this discipline and the goal of remaining eligible to play has really motivated them to work harder in their classes, and that’s what’s really


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important.” Indeed, quarterback Hayden Molitor said the threat of having to sit out games for bad grades has served as motivation for many of the players. “I think a lot of guys are taking it more seriously, because they know Coach Lail isn’t going to let them on the field if they’re messing around in class,” he said. “Plus, if we’re talking a lot in study hall or not paying attention, he makes us do a bunch of pushups.” Indeed, Lail, who teaches at Lloyd, said he occasionally spends his lunch break down at Tichenor if he’s received a call from a teacher about one of his players. “If they tell me that one of the kids is disrupting class or not turning in work, they know I’ll be down there to take care of it,” he said. “But as the year has gone on, the players have done a really good job of keeping themselves in line and on task, because they see what’s at stake.” Lail also feels that the discipline and self-motivation the players have learned in the classroom has carried over to the field, where the Trojans are one win away from clinching the Northern Kentucky Middle School Football League championship. Since dropping their opener, they’ve won seven straight games, and will take on Newport Catholic at Scott High School on Oct. 16 for the title. “I really didn’t have any clue we’d have this type of success in our first year,” admitted Lail. “But the kids just kept working hard, kept getting better and now we’re really on a roll. I couldn’t be more proud of how hard they’ve worked, both in the classroom and on the field, to get to this point.” Defensive end Brent Christiansen agreed that the players have put in a lot of work, but also said the season has been a blast. “We’ve still got one more game, but it’s definitely been a fun year,” he said. “Coach Lail has really pushed us to be better player and to do better in school, and I think everyone has learned a lot.”

Thomas More College is inviting the community to enjoy the colors of the season at a Fall Walk Oct. 16. Visitors will take a tour of the newly-named William S. Bryant Arboretum, named for the former Thomas More professor, and learn about the trees on campus and their role in the local habitat. “It’s a way to learn more about your immediate surroundings,” said Dr. Shannon Galbraith-Kent, a biology professor. “A lot of the time people think to learn about nature, you’ve got to get in your car and go to a forest, but a lot of times nature is right in our backyards,” she said. The free event will begin at 9 a.m. with a welcome and introduction by Bryant followed by the Fall Walk, led by Galbraith-Kent

through grassy terrain and sloping hills. The Arboretum, essentially all of Thomas More’s on-campus trees, is a fitting tribute to Bryant, a plant ecologist who taught at the college for more than 30 years, Galbraith-Kent said. “The arboretum is a memorial to his legacy on campus,” she said. In the spring, Galbraith-Kent plans to host another walk through campus that will also give people the opportunity to plant new trees. Eventually, Galbraith-Kent would like to identify all the trees on campus as well as create a trail that goes through the arboretum. Galbraith-Kent will also emphasize the importance of suburban “patches” of trees, like the trees at Thomas More, during the Fall Walk. “They really do serve as

refuges and connections to bigger patches of forests and woods,” she explained. “Places where there are trees are still really helpful and can serve an ecological purpose.” These patches serve as a “corridor” for animals searching for food or shelter who can travel from one patch to another to reach a bigger forest. “If you have big patches of habitat that are completely isolated, you don’t have movement between them. Movement adds a lot of diversity to the wildlife that exists in our subdivisions, neighborhoods and campuses,” she said. Comfortable walking shoes are suggested for the Fall Walk at Thomas More, 333 Thomas More Parkway. For more information, call Galbraith-Kent at 859-344-3370 or visit


Here are those who participated in, and made the Mary Queen of Heaven School garden possible. Back row, left to right is Cafeteria Manager Arkie McMahon, Colleen Parsons from First Security, Assistant Cafeteria Manager Carmen Summy, Andrea Dee an agent with the Kenton County Extension Office and Steven Kramer, a third grader. Middle row is fifth grader Sean McMahon, eighth grader Nick Croyle, sixth grader Grant Webster, first grader Sydney Reymond, and second grader Diego Calvo. In the front are second grader Grace Summy and fifth grader Ian Jansen.

Erlanger students grow green Mary, Queen of Heaven School in Erlanger has constructed two raised bed gardens behind the school with the help of Andrea Dee, an agent with Kenton County Extension Office and Tom Ferguson, a parishioner. Laura Moser, eighth-grade teacher, planted lettuce to be used by the cafeteria staff for salad to be served to staff and students. The students will be observing the process from beginning to end. The hope is to even further educate students about the positive impact of having fresh foods as part of a daily diet. Currently, fresh vegetables or fruit or both are available daily in the cafeteria. First Security Bank and Trust, a BEST(Business Education Success Team) partner with the school, provided the funds for the project. An herb garden was also made possible by the generosity of Dick Jansen and Stephanie RenakerJansen. Reminiscent Herb Farm donated all the herbs which were planted by Dick Jansen. The herbs are used daily in preparing cafeteria lunches as well


Students view their enclosed herb garden at Mary Queen of Heaven school. Front row kneeling: eighth grader Nick Croyle, fifth grader Ian Jansen, second grader Diego Calvo, and third grader Steven Kramer. Kneeling in back are fifth grader Sean McMahon, and sixth grader Grant Webster.

SCHOOL NOTES Students of the month named

J.D. Patton Area Technology Center recently named Kevin Aylor and Jesse Mauck as Students of the Month for September. Kevin, the son of Gregory and Patricia Aylor of Taylor Mill, is a senior at Simon Kenton High School

and a second-year Welding student. Jesse, the son of Tracey Mauck of Taylor Mill, is a senior at Dixie Heights School and a second-year HVAC/MES student. Each student received a certificate of achievement, a Student of the Month pin and a $50 gift certificate. Student of the Month for Sep-

tember was sponsored by the Goshen Christian Church.

St. Henry hosts open house

St. Henry District High School is hosting its Fall Open House from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 16, at the school, 3755 Scheben Drive, Erlanger. The community is invited to

attend and there will be a $500 drawing for a tuition credit. For details, call the school at 859-5250255 or visit

Villa Madonna craft fair

The Villa Madonna Academy PTAO will hold their 13th Annual Craft Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 30.

Many new and returning quality vendors are participating. A bake sale and concessions will be available during show hours. The event will take place in the Villa Madonna Academy gymnasium at 2500 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY. Admission is $3 for adults; no charge for children under 18.


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Harlem Wizards bringing style, fun to Turkey Foot By Jason Brubaker

Arthur "King Arthur" Lewis of the Harlem Wizards shows off some fancy dribbling during one of the Wizards' games. The Wizards, a traveling team full of former college and pro players, will take on the Northern Kentucky Hotshots at Turkey Foot Middle School on Oct. 15.


games are similar to those of the Harlem Globetrotters, where basketball fundamentals often take a back seat to entertainment and antics to involve the crowd. “We let them play competitively for a little while, but the game is really about having fun more than anything else,” she explained. “As long as the audience is enjoying themselves, we’re doing a good job.” However, the evening will start long before tip-off. Beginning at 5 p.m., the school will hold an open house, allowing guests to tour the new, state-of the art facility which opened this school year. There will be concessions and games during the open house, and Harlem Wizards souvenirs

will also be available. “I think there’s a lot of people in the community who may not have a child at Turkey Foot, but still want to see it and walk through it, so this a perfect

They may also be purchased online at, under the “Events” tab. Advance tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults, or $10 and $12 respectively at the gate. “This is always a great night, and we’re really excited for it,” said Helton. “We just hope we get a great turnout, because people aren’t going to want to miss this!” For more information, visit www.harlemwizards .com or contact the school at 341-0216.

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The gym at the new Turkey Foot Middle School is going to be christened in style. The school is welcoming in the Harlem Wizards on Oct. 15 for a fun-filled, charity basketball game. The Wizards, a traveling team of former college and professional players, will take on the Northern Kentucky Hotshots, a team comprised of local community leaders, Turkey Foot officials and alumni, and even Edgewood Mayor John Link. “I guess I’m going to have to try to find my basketball shoes so I can be ready for this,” joked Link. “But this should be a really fun event and I’m excited to be able to take part.” Proceeds from the game will go toward the Turkey Foot Indians Club, a parent organization that supports the school. “This is a great way to not only show off the new school, but to give families a really fun evening,” said Shelley Helton, a Turkey Foot parent who also works for the Harlem Wizards and is organizing the event. “This is always a great time for everyone.” Helton said the Wizards’

chance for that,” explained Helton. Following the open house, the game will tip off at 7 p.m., and Turkey Foot alumni will be recognized during a special halftime ceremony. Helton also said the school is pushing for as many alumni as possible to attend the game this year to celebrate the opening of the new school. Additionally there will be an autograph session for the players following the game. Tickets are available at the school or at Central Bank in Crestview Hills.


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Veteran group leads Lloyd volleyball team in 2010-11

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A deep and experienced team has produced a strong season for the Lloyd Memorial volleyball team. Seven seniors will leave the program after the postseason ends, which potentially could have happened Oct. 12. The Juggernauts are 17-9 after the regular season. Lloyd is the No. 2 seed in the 34th District Tournament and will play Villa Madonna in a tourney semifinal Oct. 12 for the right to advance to the Ninth Region championships. The final is Oct. 13. Lloyd split two matches with VMA this year, winning in three tight sets Aug. 26 and losing to the Blue Lightning in the All “A” tourney. The Juggernauts did not graduate any seniors from last year. “It has made a huge difference not losing anybody and gaining that experience,” head coach Darrell Cammack said. “Seventeen wins is something to be proud of. We have a scrappy defense. When we’re digging balls and making passes, the rest falls into place. A good defense leads to a better offense and that has been key for us.” The seniors include Kirsten Carroll, Taylor Dashner, Lashawn Ford, Jessi Fulmer, Lindsay Netto, Ashley Powers and Jordan Smith. Those seven and junior hitter Carly Wood have led the way. Fulmer is a second-year starter at setter. Dashner and Smith are the strongest at the net. Carroll has made a big difference since Cammack switched her


Members of the Dixie Heights girls’ cross country team celebrate at the Ryle meet in September. From left: Janelle Poole, Sarah Moore and Ally Tekulve. Tekulve was the individual champion at the Kenton County meet Oct. 5. Poole and Moore were in the top six.

Colonels rule the road at Kenton meet By James Weber

Kirsten Carroll is one of Lloyd’s top veteran players. from outside hitter last year to libero (defensive specialist). The Juggernauts won the Ludlow Classic for the second straight year in August, then finished third in the All “A” Ninth Region Tournament. Cammack is not looking forward to replacing his


veteran talent. “I’ve coached the seniors since middle school,” he said. “We’ve been together for five or six years. I’ve enjoyed seeing them progress as not just volleyball players but as students and people. That’s been the biggest pleasure.”

Dixie Heights ruled the Kenton County cross country championships for the third straight year Oct. 5. The Colonels swept the boys’ and girls’ races at the annual meeting of the three county school district rivals. Dixie, Scott and Simon Kenton were able to run their entire rosters, with the top five for each school counting in the team score. In boys’ action, Dixie had 29 points to edge Scott (32). Simon Kenton had 68. Scott senior Brett Pierce ran a Scott course record 17:05 to win the individual title. Dixie’s Matt Reekers was second in 17:14. Dixie’s Michael Menkhaus was fourth, Max McGehee sixth, Alex Walz seventh and Austin Althaver 10th for the five scorers.

Scott’s Keegan Hanrahan was third, Jeremy Jackson fifth, Alex Marksberry 11th and Jonathan Ruckle. Casey Jones led SK in eighth place, and Kevin Cooper was ninth. Andrew Adams was 18th, Austin Kidwell 22nd and Eric Hicks 26th. In the girls’ race, Dixie’s Ally Tekulve ran 21:07 to win the title by 27 seconds over Scott’s Natalie Jehn. For Dixie, Sarah Moore was third, Darcy Whitehead fifth, Janelle Poole sixth and Courtney Hutchison seventh. Kelcy Clinebell was fourth for Scott. Atavia Scribner was 11th, Morgan Sweeney 13th and Jessica Martin 14th. SK’s top runner was Caitlin Graham in eighth, followed by Alex Antrobus-Algier in 12th, Malia Kidwell in 16th and Michelle Kloentrup 17th.

Postseason soccer, volleyball head off to district finals By James Weber

The postseason for soccer and volleyball began Monday, Oct. 11. Here is the schedule for all the district finals:

Boys’ soccer

17th District (Boone, Conner, Cooper, Ryle, Gallatin County, St. Henry): 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Boone County. Semifinals are Thursday, Oct. 14, starting at 5:30 p.m.

18th District (Villa Madonna, Dixie Heights, Simon Kenton, Calvary, Scott): 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Dixie Heights. 19th District (Highlands, NewCath, Campbell County, Brossart): Final was scheduled for Oct. 13. 20th District (Holy Cross, Cov. Latin, Cov. Catholic): 4:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Eva G. Farris Field (Latonia). 23rd District (Walton-Verona): 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Grant County.

Girls’ soccer

17th District (Boone, Conner, Cooper, Ryle, St. Henry): 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Boone County. 18th District (Villa Madonna, Dixie Heights, Simon Kenton, Calvary, Scott): 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Dixie Heights. 19th District (Bellevue,Highlands, NewCath, Campbell County, Brossart): 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Tower Park, Fort Thomas. 20th District: (Notre Dame, Cov. Latin, Holmes, Beechwood,

Ludlow, Holy Cross): 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Notre Dame. 23rd District: (Walton-Verona). Oct. 13 at Mason County.


32nd District (Walton-Verona): 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Gallatin County. 33rd District (Boone, Cooper, Conner, Heritage, Ryle): 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Conner. 34th District (St. Henry, Dixie, Lloyd, VMA): Oct. 13 at Dixie Heights.

35th District (Beechwood, Notre Dame, Ludlow, Cov. Latin): 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Beechwood. 36th District (Holy Cross, Simon Kenton, Holmes, Calvary, Scott): 6 p.m Thursday, Oct. 14, at Scott. 37th (NewCath, Newport, Dayton, Highlands, Bellevue): Oct. 13 at Dayton. 39th (Campbell, Pendleton, Brossart, Silver Grove): Oct. 13 at Silver Grove.

CovCath routs Scott in district opener By James Weber

Covington Catholic routed Scott 40-7 in the 5A district opener for both teams. Cov Cath is 4-3 overall, Scott is 2-5. Brady Reese had two TDs, Gabe Gray one, Alex Slabaugh one and Leo Schaeffer one. Paul Ritter returned a punt for a touchdown. The Colonels travel to Highlands 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 in the latest renewal of their heated rivalry. Ryan Sowder rushed for 75 yards and the Eagles’ lone touchdown. Joey Heeb threw for 106 yards, 91 of them to Alex Swinford. Scott goes to Holmes for a non-district game 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15. Dixie Heights beat Holmes 47-20 in a non-dis-

trict game to improve to 4-4. Zeke Pike threw two touchdowns to Bobby Leonard, who had 133 receiving yards. Seth Bruns had two TD runs, as did Colin Justice. The Colonels are off this week. The Colonels, 1-1 in 5A district play, finish seeding action at Covington Catholic 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Holmes lost 47-20 to Dixie Heights in a non-district game to suffer its first loss of the year against six wins. Jesse Jensen threw for 162 yards and rushed for 121. Jensen rushed for a score and threw a TD pass to Carlos Gipson. Tyrique Simpson had a TD run. The Bulldogs host Scott 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 in a non-district contest. Holmes is 2-0 in 4A district play.

Holy Cross lost 28-14 to Newport Central Catholic, dropping to 2-5, 0-1 in 2A district play. Jerry Arlinghaus threw for 223 yards and rushed for 27 yards and two scores. Chad Fuller rushed for 129 on the ground. Kyle Fuller had five catches for 117 yards. Paul Lampone had 13 tackles. HC continues district play at Lloyd 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15. Lloyd lost 29-13 to Newport to drop to 1-6, 0-1 in 2A district play. Lloyd had 258 yards offense and allowed 450. Dexter Smith threw for 82 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 88 yards and a score. Jon Danks had a touchdown reception and picked off a Newport pass on defense. The Juggernauts host

Holy Cross 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 in a 2A seeding game. Simon Kenton lost 38-35 to Ryle in overtime Oct. 8. SK drops to 5-2, 21 in district play in 6A. C h a d Lawrence threw for 235 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 121. Ryan MATTHEW BECK/CONTRIBUTOR Winkler caught Covington Catholic’s Gabe Gray dives into the end zone during the first quarter of the Oct. 8 game seven passes against Scott. He was ruled out of bounds at the 1-yard line. He would get a touchdown on the for 112 yards. next play. Cody Welte and Cody Herald had two Senior Austin Baldwin Matt Reilly had TD catches. Zach Carroll had an had 14 total tackles to break field goals to break the interception return for a the school career record school record with his touchdown. Derek Mills and with 305. The record had eighth of the season. SK hosts Boone County 7 Tyler Spegal had defensive lasted for more than a p.m. Friday, Oct. 15. decade (Craig Cooper). fumble recoveries.


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While the media wrings its hands trying to determine what is causing the rash of young lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender teens to commit suicide, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing whether the Westboro church has the right to picket funerals holding “God Hates Fags” signs. University of Michigan student body President Christopher Armstrong asked a Michigan court for a restraining order against assistant State Attorney General, Andrew Shirvell who has stalked,

harassed and cyber bullied him continuously for months. Our government refuses to allow gays to fight in our military much less get married, have the same tax benefits or, in some states, adopt children. Rand Paul, Goeff Davis, Mitch McConnell and countless other Tea Party and Republican candidates and politicians run on an anti-gay platform. Gee, I wonder why these kids are feeling like they don’t deserve to live? Natalie MacDonald Edgewood

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What do you think of the Obama administration’s plans to expand the government’s ability to intercept and decode Internet communications? “Totally against it. Big Brother is getting fatter, and it’s not a good look.” M.J.Y. “The sooner the misguided idiot Obama is out of office, the better place the U.S. will be to live!” J.G. “I am really conflicted about this. On the one hand, we know that terrorists are using the Internet, including social media, to communicate and plan murderous acts. “But on the other hand, in the wrong hands, this power could be used to spy on U.S. citizens and to intimidate and harass political opponents. I think there needs to be some kind of judicial review of the use of this, like there is for wiretaps, that prevents abuse.” T.H. “It’s my understanding that the administration’s primary reason for wanting to expand its ability to intercept and decode certain communications on the Internet is to prevent more widespread terrorist activity. “Unfortunately, the Internet doesn’t fall under the type of privacy laws that apply to many other types of communication. So, if you’re communicating something over the Internet that probably shouldn’t be intercepted and decoded, then you just shouldn’t be! ‘Nuff said . . .” M.M. “I realize that anything having to do with Obama will prompt a biased reaction from me, because I truly believe he is inept (though well educated) and is frankly guessing about most of the things he has done or pushed for. “The consequences of action by the executive or legislative branches of government are too grave to allow someone to play guessing games that affect not only 300 million Americans, but the rest of the world as well. “I am a believer in limited government. If I could believe that the CIA or FBI could act totally independently of the president and

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Tricks ’n’ treats for boys, ghouls this Halloween By Regan Coomer

and can enjoy trick or treating in the library. For more information, call library at (859) 962-4000. For a full list of Halloween events at the Kenton County Public Library, visit

Don a pointy hat, fill your pockets with candy corn and pick your favorite pillow case or plastic jack-o-lantern for Kenton County’s spooktastic Halloween happenings.

Park events:

City/Neighborhood Events The Fifth Annual Latonia Hal loween Block Party will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at historic Ritte’s Corner. The free event will include a costume contest, children’s games, a car show, petting zoo and carriage rides. “For the last four years, our Halloween parities have exceeded all expectations,” said Marvin Wischer, Latonia Business Association President, in a statement. All activities and refreshments are free. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Costume contest participants must arrive by 2:30 p.m. Call 581-8974 ext. 147 for more information. Crescent Springs’ Halloween in the Park will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 in the Crescent Springs Community Park, 800 Buttermilk Pike. The event will include a costume contest for children ages 0-10 at 1:15 p.m., a trick or treat walk along the park trail and family games. “It’s just one more place for parents to let their kids show off their costumes,” said City Clerk Sue Hill. “It’s an opportunity to see their beautiful park and take advantage of community spirit.” Admission is free, but the city is asking for a donation to send to their adopted unit, the 1-320th Far, Golf Battery. The battery is currently serving in Afghanistan and is in need of personal care items, individually-wrapped snacks (no chocolate), stationary and small hand-held games. Call 341-3017 for more information. Crestview Hills Town Center’s Family Fun Day & Trick-or-Treat will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 30 at the town center. Activities for children will include trick-or-treating at the town center stores, face painting, balloon animals, a caricaturist, story time with the Boone County Public Library and a visit by Scooby Doo. Parents can take advantage of coupons and samples for use at the town center. The Ninth Annual Mainstrasse Village Dog Costume Pawrade will take place at 1 p.m. Oct. 24 at Goebel Park. The event will include food and drinks, activities, booth, and trick or treating. The pawrade will begin at 3 p.m. Registration cost is $5; proceeds benefit the Mainstrasse Village Paw Park. The pawrade is open to dogs only. Three top prizes will be awarded: Best original costume, best store-bought costume and

Steve Davis, (left) of Covington, and Howard Ridner, of Colerain Township, bring a spooky feel to Rosie’s Tavern in Covington.


will be awarded in three categories: most original, scariest and cutest. First-place winners will receive a prize. Call (859) 3565302 for more information. Lakeside Park’s Halloween Party will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday Oct. 30 on Barleycorn’s patio. The event will include lunch, a costume contest for all ages (including adults), games and hay rides throughout the neighborhood. RSVP for the Halloween Party by calling (859) 426-7200 and leaving a message with the number of adults and children attending as well as a contact number. FILE PHOTO

Taylor Mill resident Sandy Rusch, dressed as a parrot, scratches her dog/pirate Mowgli Joe’s belly at last year’s Halloween Dog Pawrade at Goebel Park in Covington. best theme costume. The theme of this year’s pawrade is Reality TV Show Characters. For more information, call 859-491-0458. Edgewood’s Spooky Sunday will take place at 4 p.m. Oct. 24 in Presidents Park, 281 Dudley Pike. The event, which is for children age 12 and under, will include a costume parade from St. Pius, costume judging, a haunted forest, Beetlejuice Magic Show and trickor-treat bags while supplies last. Parade participants should gather at St. Pius at 3:45. If it rains, event will be held at the Edgewood Senior Center at 4 p.m. For more information, call the city at 859-331-5910. “This is something the kids enjoy every year, and there’s usually some great costumes. Hopefully we’ll have another good year for it,” Mayor John Link said. Villa Hills’ Haunted Trails will take place from 6:30 to 11 p.m.

Oct. 30 at the Villa Hills Civic Club, 729 Rogers Road. The event will include a hayride, pumpkin patch and haunted trails tours. Guests should bring a hygiene item to donate to the Family Resource Center. For more information, call the city at 859-341-1515. The Park Hills Fire Depart ment’s Annual Halloweenie will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the fire house, 1106 Amsterdam Road. Parents and their trick-or-treaters can stop by the fire department for hot dogs and refreshments. Independence’s Annual HowlO-Ween Pet Costume Contest will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday Oct. 16 at the Memorial Park Amphitheater. Pre-register by visiting or register the day of the event starting at 10 a.m. The costume contest is open to dogs only. First, second and third-place ribbons

Library events: The Durr branch will host a Spooktacular Haunted Library at 5:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 15 at the library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road. The haunted library is family-friendly. For more information, call (859) 962-4032. The Mary Ann Mongan branch will host a Halloween Dance for teens at 7 p.m. Friday Oct. 15 at the library, 502 Scott Blvd. Costumes are welcome. Permission slip is required. For more information, call (859) 962-4077. A second dance for teens grades 6-12 will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday Oct. 28 at the Durr branch. The Erlanger branch will hold a Pumpkin Carving Party at 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 23 at the library, 401 Kenton Lands Road. Children grades K-6 can carve or paint pumpkins. Everything is provided, but only while supplies last. The city of Erlanger has partnered with the Erlanger branch for a Halloween Party at 5 p.m. Friday Oct. 29. Kids should wear costumes

Kenton County Parks & Recreation will present the Annual Haunted Halloween Trail from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 22 at Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road. The trail is a quarter-mile of a torch-lit path through the woods, where ghosts, goblins, witches and more Halloween creatures and displays will be waiting for passersby. Snappy Tomato Pizza will be available for purchase at the shelterhouse at the end of the Haunted Trail. Afterward, participants can take a hayride shuttle back to their vehicles. Everyone in line by 10:30 p.m. will be able to walk the trail, but the gate at the entrance of the park will be closed by that time. Kenton County Parks & Recreation will also host the Great Pumpkin Races at 1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 15 in Middleton-Mills Park. Registration begins at noon. Families are invited to bring the roundest pumpkin to race against other pumpkins in the same weight classes. Wannabe Great Pumpkins weigh up to five pounds. The Couldbe’s weigh between five and 10 pounds. Great Pumpkins weight more than 10 pounds. Bring your own pumpkin. No altered pumpkins are allowed, other than painting. Admission is free to both events, but a donation of a nonperishable food or person care item is requested for the Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. For more information, call (859) 525-7529.


Sally the dog, of Cincinnati, chose to wear her princess gear at last year’s Eighth Annual Costume Pawrade in Mainstrasse Village.


Restaurant all about crepes made fast, fresh By Regan Coomer

At It’s Just Crepes, a new restaurant opening Oct. 14 in Crescent Springs, the name says it all. “We do one thing and we do it well,” said Karrah Paizanoglou, a Kenton County resident who owns three It’s Just Crepes locations with her husband Keven.

The restaurant, located at 2343 Buttermilk Crossing, Crescent Springs in the Buttermilk Crossing Plaza, features 40 varieties of sweet and savory crepes inspired by crepes sold from street carts in Europe. “My husband was born and raised in Greece. He would eat crepes two meals a day, sometimes four meals a day,” Paizanoglou said. “When he moved from

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Greece to Florence, Ky., he said to himself, ‘I can’t live without crepes.’” To fill that niche in Northern Kentucky, the couple opened their first location in Cincinnati two years ago. “We really believe this is something Greater Cincinnati was missing. If you just have one, you’ll find something missing you didn’t have in your life before,” she said. The crepes are cooked to a crispy brown perfection, meant to be eaten with customers’ hands, Paizanoglou explained. “It’s something new, fun

and interesting served fresh and fast,” she said. Prices at It’s Just Crepes range from $3.49 to $6.29. At the Crescent Springs location, the restaurant will offer outdoor patio seating and free Wi-Fi. A Monday through Friday breakfast special where customers can choose between two breakfast crepes for $3.99 is offered between 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. “We’re so happy to be in our neck of the woods,” she said. It’s Just Crepes will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Owner Karrah Paizanoglou stands in front of the Crescent Springs location of It’s Just Crepes, set to open Oct. 14. Sundays. For more information, call the Crescent Springs location at 859-

331-6700 or visit


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A Time to Celebrate, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Works by M. Katherine Hurley, Oliver Debikey, Katham, M.P. Wiggins, Maureen Holub and Alex Hibbitt. Vintage bicycles from the collection of Hugh Rosensweig. Free. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Covington, 501 Crescent Ave., Free. Through Dec. 18. 859-261-8333; Covington. Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Crescent Springs, 584 Buttermilk Pike, 859-3419600; Crescent Springs. Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, 670 W. Third St., Zinfandel IV: Quarterly look at a favorite wine. Free. 859-291-2550; Covington. Beer Tasting, 4-7 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Covington, 501 Crescent Ave., Flowing Fridays Casual Beer Tasting. $1 for 4-8 beers. Registration required. 859-261-8333. Covington. Beer Tasting, 4-7 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Crescent Springs, 584 Buttermilk Pike, Flowing Fridays Casual Beer Tasting. $1 for 4-8 beers. Advance tickets sold at both store locations. 859-341-9600; Crescent Springs.


USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, 30minute 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. Ages 10 and under with adult. Family friendly. $20 RIP express, $16. Online discounts include family four-pack for $48 and Wednesday six-pack for $60. Presented by USS Nightmare. 859-802-5826; Newport.


A Steamboat Bill, 8-10:30 p.m., Notre Dame Academy, 1699 Hilton Drive, Francis K. Carlisle Auditorium. KSO celebrates riverboats and a famous former Cincinnati resident, Stephen Collins Foster. $10-$28. Presented by Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. 859-431-6216; Park Hills.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Directed by Bill Gemmer and features John Von Ohlen. 859-2612365; Covington.


The Moving Wall, 6 a.m., Florence Government Center, 8100 Ewing Blvd., Half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Wall open 24 hours. Rain or shine. Guided tours for schools and other groups available. Concessions not available. Free. Presented by City of Florence. 859-371-5491; Florence.


Northern Kentucky Wine Festival, 3-10 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Goose Girl Fountain, Sixth Street Promenade. Featuring Kentucky’s wineries. Food, artisans and entertainment. Rain or shine. Ages 21 and up. $10 admission includes souvenir glass and four samples; $1 per sample ticket or $5 for 6, $5 glass of wine. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. 859491-0458; Covington.

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Tandem Squares, 8-10:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Plus-level Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. 513-929-2427. Covington.


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


Math Checkups, 10 a.m.-noon, Sylvan Learning Center, 328 Thomas More Parkway, Seminar room. Math skills test pinpoints specific areas your child may need extra focus on. Grades K-12. Free. 859-3445080; Crestview Hills.


Totter’s Pumpkin Patch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Totter’s Otterville, 4314 Boron Drive, Ride on Pumpkin Express to Totter’s pumpkin patch to select pumpkin. Includes pumpkin decorating station. Weather permitting. Family friendly. $9.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 859-491-1441. Latonia. Haunted Duck Tours, 6 p.m. and 7:30 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, Taft Museum, Music Hall and Union Terminal, and dip into the river to hear about the haunted mansion on Covington’s shoreline and Bobby Mackey’s Music World. Recommended for ages 16 years and up. $15. 859-815-1439; Newport. Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride, 8 p.m.midnight, Sandyland Acres, 4172 Belleview Road, 25-minute tractor drawn wagon ride, sending you into the deep darkness of corn fields and woods. $12. 859-322-0516; Petersburg.

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Covington Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Promenade behind the goose girl fountain under the trees. Fruit and vegetables, baked goods, pumpkins in season, cut flowers and more. 859-292-2163; Covington. Simon Kenton High School Farmer’s Market, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Independence Courthouse, 5272 Madison Pike, Includes local vendors’ produce and products and organic produce grown by Simon Kenton’s Future Farmers of America. 859-803-9483. Independence.



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


USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $20 RIP express, $16. Online discounts include family four-pack for $48 and Wednesday six-pack for $60. 859802-5826; Newport. Totter’s Pumpkin Patch, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Totter’s Otterville, $9.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 859-491-1441. Latonia. Haunted Duck Tours, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Ride the Ducks Newport, $15. 859-8151439; Newport. Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride, 8 p.m.midnight, Sandyland Acres, $12. 859-3220516; Petersburg.


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


A Steamboat Bill, 8-10:30 p.m., Notre Dame Academy, $10-$28. 859-431-6216; Park Hills.

Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Totter’s Otterville, 4314 Boron Drive, Trolley ride to Totter’s pumpkin patch, tie-dye T-shirt craft, marshmallow roast, fall crafts and festival games with prizes. Family friendly. $14.95 per child, $9 pass holders; $12.95 per child, $7 pass holders in advance. Pre-Sale tickets available. 859-491-1441. Latonia.



The Moving Wall, 6 a.m., Florence Government Center, Vietnam Veterans biker’s rally and ceremony 3 p.m. Blue Star Mothers program and release of 13 doves, representing the 13 Boone County veterans killed in Vietnam 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. 859-371-5491; Florence.

Full Spectrum Cinema, Noon-11 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Glimpse of what local film community is working on. Presented by Covington Arts District - Full Spectrum. 859957-1940; Covington.

Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Doors open 7 p.m. $18. 859-4912444; Covington.



The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s world-premiere production of “Happy Worst Day Ever,” by Arlene Hutton is being performed at Greater Cincinnati community centers through Oct. 31. It will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Baker Hunt Art and Culture Center, 620 Greenup St., Covington. “Happy Worst Day Ever” tells the story of an unlikely friendship between the most popular girl in the fourth grade and the nerdiest boy at school, who have more in common than they imagined. Pictured are Anne Marie Damman and Rae Dohar in “Happy Worst Day Ever.” For ticket information call 859431-0020 or visit S U N D A Y, O C T . 1 7


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. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427; Covington.


USS Nightmare, 7-11 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $20 RIP express, $16. Online discounts include family four-pack for $48 and Wednesday six-pack for $60. 859802-5826; Newport. Totter’s Pumpkin Patch, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Totter’s Otterville, $9.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 859-491-1441. Latonia. Haunted Basement Tours for the Underaged, 7-10 p.m., Bobby Mackey’s Music World, 44 Licking Pike, Includes the Wall of Faces, the well, the stairs to nowhere and the dressing room where Johanna joined the spirit world. Ages 18 and under, must be accompanied by an adult. $10. 859-4315588; Wilder.

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

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Math Checkups, 5-7 p.m., Sylvan Learning Center, Free. 859-344-5080; Crestview Hills.


CIVIC Libertarian Party of Kentucky District 4 Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., Judges Chambers, level 3R. Meeting starts 6:35 p.m. Guest speaker or special topic discussion begins 7 p.m. Social hour begins 7:30 p.m. 859-652-3575; Covington. COMMUNITY DANCE

SwinGallery, 8-11:30 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, All ages. No partner required. Free beginner East Coast Swing lesson 8-9 p.m. Dancing to music by DJ 911:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $5. Presented by SwinGallery. 513-290-9022; Covington.


Sunday Jazz in the Afternoon, 4:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., With The Phil DeGreg Trio. 859-261-2365; Covington.

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Math Checkups, 5-7 p.m., Sylvan Learning Center, Free. 859-344-5080; Crestview Hills.


Midday Musical Menu, 12:15 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Ave., Free; $6 lunch available at 11:30 a.m. 859-4311786. Covington.

Q102 Bosom Ball, 4-5 p.m. (Sound Check Party. With Crystal Bowersox. $10.) and 7:30 p.m. (Music by Sara Bareilles, Crystal Bowersox, V V Brown and Angel Tauylor), Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Benefits American Cancer Society. Ages 21 and up. $25. Presented by Q102-FM. 859-491-2444; Covington.


Lee Stolar Trio, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859-261-2365; Covington.

Totter’s Pumpkin Patch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Totter’s Otterville, $9.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 859-4911441. Latonia. T U E S D A Y, O C T . 1 9


Line Dancing, 7-9 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co. 859-727-0904. Fort Wright. Dance for a Cause, 7-9:30 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Line dancing and door prizes. Wear pink to show support. Benefits I Have Wings Breast Cancer Foundation. Family friendly. $6. Presented by H & B Dance Co. 859-727-0904. Fort Wright.


Totter’s Pumpkin Patch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Totter’s Otterville, $9.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 859-4911441. Latonia.


The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents the swashbuckling musical, “How I Became a Pirate,” Oct. 15-17 and Oct. 23, at the Taft Theatre. It is based on the children’s book by Melinda Long. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15; 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 and Sunday, Oct. 17; and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Long is scheduled to sign books before the Oct. 15 performance. Tickets are $20, $18, and $7. A Family Gala is at 5 p.m. Oct. 16, with a private performance, dinner, games, dancing and fun for all ages in the Scottish Rite Ballroom. Tickets are $100, adults and $50, children. Call 513-5698080, ext. 10 or visit

Mike Darrah, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Pianist. 859-261-2365; Covington.


Women’s Bridge, 10:30 a.m., Covington Art Club, 604 Greenup St., Kate Scudder House. Bring lunch; drinks provided. $2. 859-4312543. Covington.


arts innovation movement: aim cincinnati, formerly balle tech cincinnati, presents its 10th season series opening production, the world premiere of “TwiNight: From Dracula to Edward,” a twist on vampire lore from centuries past and current pop culture fascination with vampires, at the Aronoff Center at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. Tickets are $26. Call 513-621-2787 or visit


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Love between humans is not a spectator sport “For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparatory,” writes Czech poet Rainer Maria Rilke. I totally agree with him. To be human we must love. We’re crazy if we think we can watch it on a computer, TV or movie screen. Nor can we “make love” by the juxtaposition of bodies Something so spiritually and psychologically essential to a human can only be lived. That’s why I choose to write about it often. Love is like a diamond on a girl’s engagement ring. Everywhich-way we turn it offers a different and beautiful facet of itself. Let’s consider four of many possible aspects of love.

1.) Lovers who wish to keep growing in love must “be there for the other.” Of course this doesn’t mean only physical closeness, though that’s important. The most important kind of closeness is a psychological availability to each other. This means a consistent effort to be with rather than just next to each other. Dr. Eugene Kennedy notes, “Married people learn, as good friends do, that they get better at being there as the years go by, especially if they weather trials of illness, separation or misunderstanding together.” 2.) Love demands that lovers work continually to see more clearly each other’s inner world. This doesn’t mean curiosity. It means one heart learns to see into the other’s heart. We call it understanding or sensitivity.

that’s a sign I am only loving myself – not her or him. One of the miracles of love lies in the fact that two separate human beings can draw very close to the other and yet remain separate. Once again, Rilke emphasizes this healthy uniqueness: “I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other.”

To do so, our defenses must crack. Our preconceived ideas of what the one we love must be or do or feel must yield to reality and change. Such sensitivity results in a deeper union without the destruction of the other’s personal identity. When people work at listening and understanding each other, positive results occur. Closeness increases and many misunderstandings can be avoided. Attempts at sensitivity and understanding, however, are extremely difficult for a person who is self-centered and lost in their own world. The growth of love then becomes unlikely.

4.) Lovers truly committed to each other must genuinely show and communicate it. Presumed affection doesn’t “cut it.” Relationships can’t get by on harshness, empty promises or deferred signs of love. Human beings need to give and receive these signs all the time. That’s why people send cards and notes and never tire of hearing the words, “I love you.”

3.) Lovers, no matter how close they become, must respect and give each other the freedom to be themselves. If I expect another to become my clone and be just as I expect,

Love is one thing that does not take care of itself. It craves to Father Lou express itself Guntzelman and receive similar expressions. Perspectives When it comes to love, passivity is deadly. Love can stand a lot but it cannot bear to undergo the quiet death of inattention or indifference. The lyrics to an old song will always be true of passivity: “You don’t bring me flowers, you don’t sing me love songs; you never talk to me anymore when you come through the door at the end of a day.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Remember 10 percent rule when hiring contractors In recent weeks I’ve received letters from two homeowners who have been ripped off by home repair contractors who took their money but performed little or no work. There are ways to protect yourself, even if you don’t live in the city of Cincinnati, which actually has a law to try to protect residents. The Cincinnati Home Remodeling Ordinance was enacted in the early 1980s and, while I was among those who helped write it, I’m sorry to say a good many people don’t realize it’s still on the books. The ordinance limits the down payment a contractor can charge to just 10 percent of the total cost, except for special order items. It would have helped Carolyn Wilson when she

hired a man to fix up her Winton H i l l s house. “ H e was to p o w e r Howard Ain wash the Hey Howard! deck and stain the deck, power wash the entire house and paint, and recement the area in front of the garage door,” she says. Wilson had a long list of items and the man she hired gave her a written contract. “It was for close to $12,000 and I didn’t know you only had to give 10 percent down.” He asked for $3,766, which is more than the required 10 percent. Although Wilson paid

that money upfront, she says the man only showed up a few times to do any work. “The contract has no start date but it says he will finish the work on or before Aug. 31,” Wilson says. After that date she informed him she’d had enough and wanted her money back. The man offered to return $1,742, claiming he had prepared the house to be painted. Wilson declined that offer and sued to recover it all. I told her file a complaint with the Cincinnati police because he broke the 10 percent ordinance. She’s now done that. Michelle Gibson says she, too, wishes she had known about that ordinance when she hired a man to put in a wheelchair ramp at

her Northside home. Gibson has multiple sclerosis and now needs a wheelchair to get around. She paid a contractor half the cost upfront, more than $3,300, but says the man never returned to do the job. Gibson has filed a criminal theft charge but police haven’t been able to find the contractor. Her loss would have

been considerably less had she only paid 10 percent upfront. Another warning sign – he failed to take out a building permit, claiming it’s not needed when it is required. The Cincinnati ordinance makes all contractors responsible for taking out the necessary permits. In neither case did the homeowner get several




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Eating healthy with Cat Cora’s roasted beet salad I had an enjoyable time last week with the mom of my editor, Lisa Mauch. Nancy and I attended the ninth annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon at D u k e Rita E n e r g y Heikenfeld Center. T a l k Rita’s kitchen about sup-

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2 cups frozen cheese tortellini (I tested the recipe with Kroger brand) Garlic powder – a couple shakes or 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed

Cat Cora’s beet salad

This recipe for roasted beet salad was one of Cat Cora’s served at the luncheon. It it made with grilled chicken, vinaigrette and goat cheese crostini. 3 cups lightly packed fresh arugula 11⁄2 cups roasted beet chunks 2 paper-thin red onion slices 1 ⁄2 rotisserie chicken, precooked or chicken breast, grilled and cut into 1⁄2” strips 8 thin baguette slices, lightly toasted 4 tablespoons soft, fresh goat cheese Divide arugula between four salad plates. Divide beets evenly between the plates. Fan out four to five strips of chicken per plate on top of salad and add some red onion, pulling apart the half rings and scattering the onion over the greens. Drizzle dressing over salads and around the plate. Spread about 1⁄2 tablespoon goat cheese on each of the toasts. Garnish each late with two goat cheese toasts and


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Tortellini soup with spinach and Parmesan

I am developing recipes for breast cancer victims – I think we’ve all been touched with this disease in some fashion, and what I have learned is that the appetite is the first to go. But one still needs to be nourished, and soups, like this one, are easy to swallow and very nutritious. Once the broth boils, it’s done in about five minutes. This is a delicious soup! 1 quart chicken or vegetable broth, organic if you can get it

As much fresh spinach as you like (use more than you think you’ll need – it shrinks so much) Parmesan or Romano cheese Bring chicken broth and garlic to a boil. Add tortellini, lower to a gentle boil and cook until tortellini floats to the top, about five minutes or so. Take off heat and stir in spinach. Serve with a generous amount of cheese.

Rita’s braciole (Stuffed flank steak with marinara)

There are lots of recipes for bracciole, most of which use sliced meat and cheeses for the stuffing. This is a twist on that old favorite. Don’t be intimidated by the word “butterfly” in the directions. This is not hard and a favorite with my family. 1 flank steak 1 ⁄2 pound Italian or favorite sausage, uncooked 8 oz. Ricotta cheese, drained a bit 1 large jar favorite pasta/marinara sauce 1 ⁄2 pound boiled pasta Parmesan cheese, shredded Butterfly



have grain running vertically. Cut slowly through the center, holding your knife flat against the steak almost all the way through to the other side. The steak should open like a book. You’ll have a piece of meat that is half the original thickness but twice the width. Don’t worry if there are a few tears. If you want, pound out the center for even thickness. Spread sausage and ricotta over steak. Roll up meat tightly (if you want you can tie it in several places – this will keep the shape nicely) and place in sprayed roasting pan, seam side down. Cover with sauce. Bake in preheated 350degree oven for 45 to 60 minutes or until meat is cooked through. Thermometer will read 155 to 160 degrees. Remove from oven and let sit 10 minutes. Slice and serve on pasta shells, pouring sauce on top of meat. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Serves four to six.

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Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Coat drive launched for winter The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and WLWT News 5 will kick off the ninth annual 5 Cares Coat Drive on Monday, Oct. 18, at Gold Star in Hartwell. Coat drive partners are Gold Star Chili, City Dash, Kemba Credit Union, local fire departments and Starr Printing Services Inc. With convenient drop off locations across the Tristate at Gold Star Chili restaurants, Kemba Credit Union branches and local fire stations, it is easy to make a difference. “For many local families,

More information The Fort Mitchell Fire Department is participating as a drop off point for this year’s St. Vincent de Paul coat drive. The department is located at 2355 Dixie Highway, Fort especially those with young children who have outgrown their coats from last year, there simply isn’t money in the budget this year to purchase new coats, which is why the 5 Cares Coat Drive is so important,” said Liz Carter, executive director of St. Vincent de

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Kimberly Carlisle and Keri Schrand, both of Union, are on the committee working on the Ghoulish Gala this year.

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Angeline Marie Barth, 74, of Florence, died Oct. 6, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and member of Mary Queen of Heaven Church, Erlanger. Survivors include her husband, Bob Barth of Florence; daughter, Donna Barth Paoli of Florence; sons, Patrick Barth of Covington, Robert D. Barth of Florence and Douglas Barth of Springboro, Ohio; sisters, Jacqueline Kaye of Florence, Virginia Bardua of Florence, Lois Pikar of Fort Thomas, Joan Connelly

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Mary Louise Cook Colwell, 72, of Erlanger, died Oct. 7, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and a Member of Holy Cross Church, Latonia. Survivors include daughter, Nora Holloway of Erlanger; sons, Jim Milles of Latonia and Bob Milles of Columbus; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Interment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Memorials: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 9435 Waterstone Blvd., Cincinnati, OH 45249.

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Gerald H. Dressman, 84, of Erlanger, died Oct. 4, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a World War II U.S. Marine veteran and a member of Knights of Columbus, United Christian Volunteers and St. Henry Church. He was on the Board of Education for Erlanger and a teacher and principal in Covington, Cincinnati, Erlanger and Silver Grove.

His brother James Dressman died previously. Survivors include his wife, Helen M. (Schuttemeyer) Dressman; daughter, Andrea Brinkman of Villa Hills; son, Mark Dressman of Champaign, Ill.; brother, Thomas Dressman of Fort Wright; sisters, Sister Margaret Mary Dressman, OSB, of Villa Hills, Kathleen Ryan of Fort Thomas, Theresa Schuler of Fort Mitchell, Ann Zembeck of Akron, Ohio, Helen Carroll of Fort Thomas and Judith Sweet of Mason, Ohio; three grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild. Entombment was in Mother of God Cemetery Mausoleum, Fort Wright.

enjoyed fishing and hunting. His daughters Deborah Jones and Judy Carol Jones and brother Bobby Lou Jones died previously. Survivors include sons, Ronald D. Jones of Erlanger and James “Bill” Jones of Covington; daughters, Theresa Rothfuss of Covington, Judy Long of Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Pamela Eggleston of Ludlow; sister, Lottie Gilbert of Park Hills; 21 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Davis Cemetery, Sadieville. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017 or American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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Harry Eugene Rich, 74, of Erlanger, died Sept. 5, 2010. His son Randy Rich died previously. Survivors include sons, Bobby Rich and Jimmy Rich; daughters, Connie Haywood, Brenda Bell and Phyllis Schrode; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. No public services were held.

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John “Jack” Thorburn, 85, of Hebron, formerly of Ludlow, died Oct. 6, 2010, at the Florence Park Care Center. He was an engineer assistant for the Baldwin Piano Company and served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Burlington, the Kehoe Council Knights of Columbus, the St. Vincent DePaul Society, and a volunteer at St. Charles Care Center. He served as an Eucharistic Minister and Lector and was a former member of Saints Boniface and James Church, Ludlow.

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Paul Walls, 58, of Covington and formerly of Bellevue, died Sept. 21, 2010, at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Tulsa, Okla. He was a cab driver with Yellow Cab. His father, Walter Walls, mother, Anna Walls, stepson Roger Jones and brother Robert Lee Walls died previously. Survivors include his wife, Karen Walls; daughter, Tonya Walls Lofton of Tulsa, Okla.; stepdaughters, Michelle Jones of Tulsa, Okla., Delila Sloan of Port Charlotte, Fla., Serina Riley of Walton, Tamara Webb of Fort Campbell and Vanessa Clair of Independence; stepsons, Robert “Buck” Jones of Cincinnati and George Kilgore of Port Charlotte, Fla.; sister, Anna Dove, Marquita Johnson and Sheila Lewis; brothers, Walter Noonan, Mark Walls, Darrell Walls and Doug Walls; 28 grandchildren; and one great-grandchildren. Burial was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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Gerald R. Patrick, 205 Springwood Drive, menacing, carrying a concealed weapon, alcohol intoxication in a public place, third-degree terroristic threatening at 329 E. 47th St., Oct. 2. Brian C. Lapham, 309 E. 16th St., first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 1300 Wood St., Oct. 2. Michael W. Harris, no address given, theft, second-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, resisting arrest, third-degree alcohol intoxication in a public place, third-degree terroristic threatening at 600 block of W. 4th St., Oct. 2. Treena G. Millay, 301 E. 43rd St., first-degree possession of a controlled substance at Madison Pike and Rogers St., Oct. 2. Vincent J. Bologh, no address given, alcohol intoxication in a public place, third-degree terroristic threatening at Madison Ave., Oct. 2. Gary Jones, no address given, thirddegree criminal mischief, receiving stolen property, possession of burglary tools, theft at 1616 Woodburn St., Oct. 3. Carson S. Lewis, 811 Greenup St., possession of marijuana at 811 Greenup St., Oct. 1. Floyd R. Crank, 126 Dilcrest Drive, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, tampering with physical evidence at 302 Philadelphia St., Sept. 30. Eugene Dubose, 2508 Saint Leo Place, No. 1, theft at 1601 Madison Ave., Sept. 30. Edward L. Sweet, 2011 Russell St., first-degree forgery, receiving stolen property at 1611 Madison Ave., Sept. 30. Jeremy W. Herald, 228 W. 6th St., No. 1, second-degree disorderly conduct, third-degree criminal trespassing, third-degree criminal mischief at 410 Watkins St., Sept. 29. Joshua S. Amman, 1922 Glenway Ave., first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 520 W. 5th St., Sept. 29. John M. Malott, 802 Oak St., theft, second-degree fleeing or evading police at 2001 Madison Ave., Sept. 27. Jason L. Valentine, 3121B Churchhill Ave., first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 668 W. 5th St., Sept. 29. Michael W. Setser, 1546 Nancy St., second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, carrying a concealed weapon at 1546 Nancy St., Sept. 28. Anthony L. Simpson, 557 Muse Drive, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), firstdegree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, carrying a concealed weapon at 925 Highland Pike, Sept. 29. Joshua L. Weller, 6865 Curtis Way, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 600 W. 3rd St., Sept. 28. Timara T. Weller, 6885 Curtis Way, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 600 W. 3rd St., Sept. 28. Johnathan D. Drew, 9883 Decoursey Pike, second-degree criminal trespassing at Eagle Drive, Sept. 28. Travis Russell, 3466 Misty Creek, trafficking in a controlled substance within 1000 yards of a school at 12 Madison Ave., Sept. 28. Michael W. Setser, 1546 Nancy St., second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, carrying a concealed weapon at 1546 Nancy St., Sept. 28. Linda L. Fairbanks, 1236 Hermes St., disregarding stop sign, possession of marijuana at W. Robbins Ave., Sept. 27.

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Several pieces of jewelry were stolen at 320 Byrd St., Sept. 30. A TV, DVD player, watch, $80 in cash, a checkbook, and a bracelet were stolen at 248 Tando Way, Sept. 30. A wallet and shirt were stolen at 1312 Scott St., No. 2, Sept. 30. A man broke into a residence at 1029 Forest Ave., Sept. 29. A computer, TV, clothing, dolls, purses, a wallet, and CDs were stolen at 515 Watkins St., Sept. 28. Someone broke into a residence at 3716 Winston Ave., Sept. 27. Twelve rolls of insulation was stolen at 1405 Scott St., Sept. 27. Several items were stolen at 4352 Vermont Ave., Sept. 27. A guitar and two computers were stolen at 322 Southern Ave., Sept. 27. $150, USB cables, and a key were stolen at 1506 Kavanaugh St., Sept. 27. A sofa, textbook, change purse, and a PDA were stolen at 500 W. 3rd St., Oct. 2.






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POLICE REPORTS Terroristic threatening, harassing communications

Two women reported being harassed and threatened at 16 W. 36th St., Oct. 1. A woman was harassed and threatened by phone at 520 Main St., Sept. 30.


A game system and bottle of liquor was stolen at 421 Lehmer St., Oct. 1. A cell phone was stolen at 314 E. 12th St., No. 2, Oct. 1. A wallet and cell phone was stolen at 1708 Scott St., Oct. 1.

A license plate was stolen at 4208 Church St., Sept. 30. $1,000 in cash and numerous checks were stolen at 390 Greenup St., Sept. 30. $700, a driver’s license, and a food stamp card were stolen at 119 Promontory Drive, Sept. 29. Several CDs were stolen at 125 43rd St., Sept. 29. A generator was stolen at 709 Greenup St., Sept. 29. A driver’s license, a bag, $84, dog toys, and a cell phone were stolen at 1718 Garrard St., Sept. 29. An engine hoist was stolen at 1229 Hermes St., Sept. 29. With this ad receive 10% off any regularly priced retail lighting fixture fixture.

Burglary, criminal mischief

A purse was stolen at 4303 Winston Ave., Sept. 28. A wallet was stolen at Highway Ave., Sept. 28. A bicycle was stolen at 43 Indiana Drive, Sept. 28. A catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle at 609 Union St., Sept. 28. A flag was stolen at 507 W. 6th St., Sept. 28.

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A vehicle was stolen at 1307 Banklick St., Sept. 28. A purse was stolen at 630 Main St., Sept. 27. An amp was stolen from a vehicle at 817 Scott St., Sept. 28. A credit card was stolen at 2979 Madison Pike, Sept. 27. A wireless router was stolen at 106 E. 32nd St., Sept. 27.

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Someone broke into a residence and vandalized it at 604 E. 18th St., Oct. 2.

Burglary, theft

A air conditioning unit and the “A” coil from a furnace was stolen at 2012 Mackoy Ave., Sept. 30.

Criminal mischief

A rock was thrown into the rear window of a vehicle at 129 41st St., Oct. 2. Several structures had graffiti written on them at 1800 block of Scott St., Sept. 28. A tire was destroyed at 1036 Hands Pike, Sept. 28. A large metal door was spray painted at 94 Magellan Drive, Sept. 28. The left window of a vehicle was damaged at 817 Scott St., Sept. 28. Several vehicles were damaged at 2321 Madison Pike, Sept. 27. Furniture was damaged at Wallace Ave., Sept. 27.

Custodial interference

A man failed to show up to deliver a child at 1 Police Memorial Drive, Oct. 3.

Fraudulent use of a credit card

Items were ordered using another person’s credit card without permission at 18 Meadow Hill Drive, Sept. 29. Fraudulent charges were made on another’s credit card at 520 W. 5th St., Sept. 29.

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A man reported being harassed with repeated calls at 2010 Benton Road, Apt. A, Sept. 29.

Possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess

A man was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana seeds at 1223 Fisk St., Oct. 1.


$245 was stolen at E. 13th St., Oct. 2. $94 was stolen at 1550 Banklick St., Sept. 28.

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