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Charities are Bean Bash winners

As Shawn Carroll (above) stirs the bean soup at the Oct. 15 Bean Bash, Jerry Rhein of Richwood and Eli Blankenship, 7, of Independence watch. Besides food, the day at Turfway Park included silent auctions, music and games. It was fun for everyone, but the real winers were the Special Olympics, BAWAC and Redwood School. LIFE, B1

One Book author visits libraries

David Giffels, author of this year’s NKY One Book, One Community selection “All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-Down House,” will speak at Northern Kentucky libraries in November. Meet Giffels at the Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Public Library Nov. 3. NEWS, A4

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Catholic Station opens early

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FORT MITCHELL - Curious customers have encouraged a new religious store to open doors earlier than planned. The Catholic Station, located at 2220 Grandview Drive in Fort Mitchell, opened on Oct. 22. The store is planning a grand opening on Nov. 19. “Rather than make our customers wait for our official opening when we are up and set and running, we have decided to open our doors while we are still in the setup process,” said part owner Amy Schult. “To give our customers a sneak peek.” Owned by a group of business partners from both the Cincinnati and Kentucky areas, The Catholic Station will provide the area with a locally owned outlet for religious books and gifts. “We are blessed to have a lot of the same people who (were) involved in a (Catholic) store (they had) in Burlington,” Schult said.

The store offers a range of gifts, including Bibles, religious statues, books, artwork as well as supplies for baptisms and Holy Communions. “There will be many gifts that pertain to all Christian denominations,” Schult said. “Everybody is welcome.” Schult also said the store will appeal to customers who are tired of online shopping. “It’s going to bring choices and options, not everybody’s an online shopper,” she said. “We all think people want to see things in their hands. Open a book and flip it.” If the amount of people popping in to take a look at the venture is any indication, many are already interested. “We’ve had so many stop in already, which is why we are going to open up (early),” said Ann Haegele, who is also a part owner. For more information on your community visit


Emily Stone, 12, traveled from Atlanta to help put finishing touches on The Catholic Station, a new Christian store in Fort Mitchell.

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Kaylyn Hurst, 4, and her sister Piper, 2, of Erlanger, think there should be handles on these big pumpkins as they struggle to pick it up.

Ball to benefit shoe fund

By Amanda Joering Alley

A local orthopedic doctor is partnering up with the Charities Guild of Northern Kentucky (CGNK) to host the inaugural Happy Feet Ball to raise money for the guild’s Children’s Shoe Fund. The shoe fund, which has been providing shoes to underprivileged children for more than 25 years, provides children with $25 vouchers for new shoes through partnerships with local schools, churches and social service agencies. CGNK president Debbie Coulter said for the past few years, the

guild has been holding a home tour as a fundraiser for the shoe fund. Funds raised from the tour are also donate to other local charities. This year, the guild has decided to hold a party-type event and use the money only for the fund. “This year the money is just going to the shoe fund because we want to increase and broaden our reach,” Coulter said. “The need for children’s shoes in the this area has grown quite a bit and we want to address that need.” While the fund usually supplies about $12,000 worth of vouchers yearly, Coulter said last year they

gave out more that $15,000 in vouchers and she expects that number to keep growing. Luckily, Coulter said the CGNK is not alone and has a lot of support for its shoe fund from community members like the event co-sponsor, Dr. Nick Gates from the Commonwealth Orthopedic Centers. Coulter said Gates, a Fort Thomas resident who has been supporting the guild for years, contacted the guild about co-sponsoring the event, which is from 711 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at

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ERLANGER - The city of Erlanger is showing residents a spooky way to spend a Saturday. So, with games for small children, including feeding a findIf you go... monster, ing an eyeball What: Erlanger’s in a haystack Halloween Haunt and picking a When: 5 p.m. to 8 monster’s p.m. Saturday, nose, the city Oct. 29 invites them Where: Flagship to a HalPark loween Haunt 5-8 p.m Saturday, Oct. 29, said city of Erlanger events planner Lisa Anglin. The event will take place at Flagship Park. Kids aren’t the only residents invited though, and there are activities planned for people of all ages, including a haunted trail in the woods and food from Snappy Tomato, Colonial Cottage and hot dogs grilled by the Erlanger Police Department. “We are hoping to make it an annual event for the community members to enjoy,” Anglin said. “We thought the Halloween Haunt would be a good opportunity to bring community members and businesses together.” Anglin said that the activity is a community builder. “I think it’s going to be fantastic,” she said. “I think that there’s something for everyone to enjoy.” For more information on your community visit


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Arnie’s on the Levee. “I decided to partner with them because it is a great way to have an immediate impact on disadvantaged children in our own backyard,” Gates said. “My wife Karen and I feel fortunate to be able to support local causes, and this is one of many great opportunities to make Northern Kentucky a better, safer and healthier place to raise our children.”


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Gates said at the ball, the community can support the shoe fund while having fun with friends and hearing live music by the Naked Karate Girls. Tickets for the event, which also includes appetizers, drink specials, a silent auction, games and prizes, are $25 a person and can be purchased at the CGNK website,

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Can Beshear sweep N. Kentucky? By Scott Wartman

While the number of registered Republicans in Northern Kentucky has increased in recent years, Democrats think Gov. Steve Beshear this year can repeat or exceed his success in Northern Kentucky four years ago. He won Kenton County by 10 percent and Campbell County by 11 percent and lost the heavily Republican Boone County by 1.5 percent in 2007 en route to unseating Republican Ernie Fletcher as governor. Both Beshear and his Republican challenger David Williams see Northern Kentucky as critical in winning statewide office and stumped this week in the region. Beshear leads Williams in some polls by as much as 31 points statewide. Independent candidate Gatewood Galbraith has polled at about 10 percent in some polls. Williams pitched his job plan to residents in Grant and Pendleton counties Oct. 18 when he visited the Toyota dealership in Dry Ridge and Edwardo’s Pizza in Falmouth. He believes his plan to eliminate all state income taxes in favor of sales taxes will resonate with Northern Kentucky voters. “I think in this election that we’re going to do very well in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties because the people in that area, they realize what sort of competition their involved in with Kasich over there and with Mitch Daniels,” Williams said. “They saw what happened to Omnicare. They look at other businesses that are going to be recruited away because of government policies.” Beshear attended fundraisers in Florence and Newport Oct. 18, visited

Frisch’s in Covington Oct. 19 and then attended a rally with the other Democratic candidates in Newport. “In 2007 when I ran for governor, I carried Kenton and Campbell counties and I believe I came within 400 votes of carrying Boone County,” Beshear said. “That’s exciting to me to be able to run that well in Northern Kentucky. I’m hopeful that we can carry every county in Kentucky. Obviously that probably won’t be the case. I think we will carry a lot of them.” Williams must overcome some obstacles in Northern Kentucky, said Trey Grayson, a Boone County Republican who served as the Kentucky Secretary of State from 2003 to 2011 and is the current director of Harvard’s Institute of Politics. Williams’ opposition to expanded gambling hurts him in Northern Kentucky, Grayson said. “Because of his stance on gaming and his inability to convince the tea party to support him, he doesn’t start off with the chunk of votes a Republican candidate normally has,” Grayson said. Grayson said he’s heard from some of his Republican supporters in Northern Kentucky who are not enthusiastic about Williams. “A lot of people see Turfway Park struggling and the horse industry struggling and blame David for that,” Grayson said.

The tea party factor

The tea party in Northern Kentucky might be another obstacle. Many local tea party members backed Louisville businessman Phil Moffett in the May Republican primary against Williams. Moffett won Kenton and Boone counties by 214 and 354 votes, respectively. Williams won Campbell

“But the critical component to that is that the Republicans have got to get out and vote,” Webb-Edgington said.

Northern Kentucky in both parties’ sights

Beshear Williams County by 57 votes. Williams lost every county along the I-75 corridor from Covington to Lexington. Whether tea party members will vote for Williams depends on whom you ask. Williams dismissed the primary results as representing a small fraction of the voters. But many members of the tea party members who supported Moffett said they will vote for Williams. Bob Klette, a tea party member from Florence, said he worked on Phil Moffett’s campaign but will now vote for Williams. “I think we need a change in the state,” Klette said. “I think everything is out of control. I think the present governor is lying to us. He’s not talking about the retirement system in the state of Kentucky. We’re bankrupting this state and nobody even realizes it.” Pat O’Reagan, chairman of the Boone County Republicans, said he doesn’t see a problem with the Republican candidates winning all the Northern Kentucky counties. “There’s no doubt in my mind Williams will win Boone County,” O’Reagan said. “It is a matter of margin.” The low voter turnout expected during a non-presidential election makes the race anyone’s game, said state Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington, who serves as the Fourth District GOP chairwoman.

Republicans said they will aggressively target Northern Kentucky. Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain’s 9-99 plan inspired Pam Dimmerman of Independence on a way to get Republicans to vote. Dimmerman, a member of the Kenton County Republican Women’s Club, a tea party activist and former employee of Sen. Jim Bunning’s office, said she’s encouraging Republicans to send out chain letters to nine friends asking nine other friends and so on to vote for Williams and the Republican ticket. The Democrats, however, also plan on running an aggressive campaign in Northern Kentucky in the next three weeks leading up to Nov. 8. The statewide candidates, including Beshear, will be back in Northern Kentucky, including an event at Turfway Park in Florence, said Col Owens, chairman of the Kenton County Democratic Party. “I don’t think they’re taking anything for granted,” Owens said. The Democrats aren’t ceding Boone County, where Republicans outnumber Democrats 43,000 to 30,000. About 80 to 100 people attended a fundraiser for Beshear at Karlo’s Bistro in Florence. Florence Mayor Diane Whalen, who helped organize the fundraiser, said Beshear has a chance to win Boone County. “There’s not just four of us, no matter what they tell you,” Whalen said of the Democrats numbers in Boone County.

Company’s expansion to create 138 jobs By Mark Hansel





FLORENCE - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear joined community leaders and company officials here Oct. 18 to announce a major expansion project at a company that manufactures and markets automobile parts and components. Linamar Corp. plans to invest $40.8 million in equipment that will bring 138 new jobs to the facility on Industrial Road in Florence. “The fact that Linamar has chosen to invest more than $40 million and double the size of its workforce in

Northern Kentucky speaks volumes to the region’s and the state’s outstanding business climate,” Beshear said. “The commonwealth is pleased to partner with community leaders and Linamar to make this growth possible.” Linamar produces engine components for Ford and Chrysler and will add the new equipment to its existing 360,000-square-foot facility. The equipment is expected to be installed immediately, with production scheduled to begin by January. Beshear credited the region for being able to supply the type of skilled employees that local companies need and singled out two recent Linamar hires for recognition. Vickie Vinson was laid

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off from her previous job with a delivery company after 12 years and Bonnie Pryor began looking for work after her husband died in 2009. “This company has been my saving grace,” Pryor said. “It was a big change, but I love it here.” Florence Mayor Diane Whalen said it is no accident that the region continues to experience growth, even in difficult economic times. “Once again, Florence and Northern Kentucky prove that when a positive business climate is present, that includes a skilled workforce and a supportive community, private investment and job creation will follow,” Whalen said. Last month, Beshear also attended a ribbon cutting ceremony at ZF Steering for the


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$95.8 million expansion of its new facility in Florence. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved Eagle Manufacturing, a division of Linamar, for tax incentives up to $4.5 million through the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows the company to keep a portion of its investment in the form of corporate income tax credits and wage assessments if it meets job and investment targets. Boone County Judgeexecutive Gary Moore said incentive programs are a valuable tool to promote economic development in the state. “We have benefited so much from these programs and it is a partnership with our companies,” Moore said. “Without those programs, I don’t think we’d be standing here today.” Earlier in the day, Beshear gave commemorative remarks at Pomeroy in Hebron at a gathering in recognition of the information technology company’s 30th anniversary. Pomeroy provides IT infrastructure and professional and staffing services, as well as procurement and logistics services to companies throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Beshear wound up his afternoon in Boone County by attending a fundraiser at Karlo’s Bistro Italia on Houston Road in Florence.


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The class on Nov. 12 will start at 10 a.m. till noon at the Edgewood Senior Center. Learn the basic skills to make a scarf. Participants will need: 1 Niffy knitter circle sold at Walmart or Michaels and at least one skein of chunky yarn to make a hat. More will be needed to make a scarf or scarf and hat. Suggestion is No. 5 Bulky or No. 6 Super Bulky or two thinner yarns such as No. 3 light, No. 4 Medium and Fun Fir. Cost for this class is the donation of one skein of yarn or a pair of gloves or hat. Class size is limited to 12. For more information, call

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Matthew Wolfinbarger, 6, from Erlanger, enjoys the game of rolling the pumpkin, but his sleeves keep getting in the way at Fall Festival at Immanuel United Methodist Church Oct. 22.

the road, but Halloween night is often one of the deadliest nights of the year for impaired drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, 48 percent of all highway fatalities across the nation on Halloween night (6 p.m. Oct. 31 to 5:59 a.m. Nov. 1) involved a driver or a motorcycle rider with a Blood Alcohol Concentration of 0.08 or higher, which is illegal in every state. “Don’t make Halloween an event to forget by driving drunk,” said Bell. “It’s a

Mitchell has been reappointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to the Kenton County Airport Board Advisory Committee to serve for a term expiring Sept. 21, 2013. Smith is the chief operating officer at SSK Communities.

Brown appointed to state children’s panel

EDGEWOOD - Marinell C. Brown of Edgewood has been appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to the Kentucky State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children. Brown is a professor at Gateway Community College. She represents faculty from higher education.

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Drunken drivers can’t hide behind Halloween costumes As party-going ghosts and goblins celebrate Halloween this October, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety reminds everyone to keep the party off the road. “There isn’t a Halloween costume clever enough to hide an impaired driver who has made the poor decision to get behind the wheel,” said Director of Highway Safety Bill Bell. “Whether you’ve had one too many or way too many it is just not worth the risk. Remember, Buzzed driving is drunk driving.” Nighttime is an especially dangerous time to be on

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Ghosts and goblins filled the Kenton County Public Library earlier this month as children submitted their stories for the Spooky Library contest. The Covington Library children’s staff read through the 87 entries to pick the top three in each category. “All of the stories were cute,” said Terri Deibel, children’s librarian. “This was the most entries we had ever received. We read each and every story. We had to make tough decisions.” The Covington Library has been offering this contest for several years. It’s a way to get the young patrons writing and have some fun doing it. Small prizes will be awarded to each of the winners.

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Kaelyn Montemayor POETRY, GRADES 4-6 • First place: “A Haunt” by Zaine M. Miller, age 10, Fort Mitchell • Second place: “Ghostly Sneaks” by Shelby Collins, age 11, Morningview • Third place: “The Secrets of Halloween Night” by Nicole Meyer, age 10, Villa Hills PROSE, GRADES 4-6 • First place: “Neighborly Advice” by Syd Fillhardt, age 11, Highland Heights • Second place: “The Best Prank Ever” by River D. Wetzel, age 10, Independence • Third place: “Old Spooky House” by Keegan Robbins, age 10, Taylor Mill POETRY, GRADES 1-3 • First place: “Vampire and Ghost” by Jonah House, age 8, Independence • Second place: “There Once was a Witch …” by Katie McKeown, age 7, Lakeside Park • Third place: “Spooky” by Diamonique A. Barnett, age 6, Elsmere PROSE, GRADES 1-3 • First place: “Ghost’s Adventure” by Kaelyn Montemayor, age 7, Fort Wright • Second place: “A Big Ghostly Storm” by Abigail Kathryn Kane, age 7, Crestview Hills • Third place: “The Scariest Night” by Stephanie Marie Casson, age 7, Crescent Springs Here are the first-place essays:

by Jonah House VAMPIRE Black Cape Biting Howling Scaring Fangs Blood Eyes Mouth Haunting Floating Disappearing White Sheet GHOST – Written by Jonah House, a homeschool third-grader from Independence. He chose a poem style called “Diamante.” It compares two different things and describes them both. He loves Halloween and vampires and ghosts.

by Syd Fillhardt One crisp autumn morning, two days before Halloween, I was sipping hot chocolate at the kitchen table. I heard a knock at the backdoor. Who could that be, I thought as I peeked outside. No one was there. “My ears must be playing tricks on me,” I said to myself. I turned back to take a sip of my drink and all of a sudden

Mr. Robin, my next door neighbor, is in my kitchen! “That was strange, I didn’t hear the door open,” I said to Mr. Robin, “How did you get in?” “Hello dear, I just walked through the door,” said Mr. Robin. “I have come to visit with you.” It was 6:30 a.m., but Mr. Robin always came around that time for breakfast. “Please sit down,” I told him happily. Mr. Robin was a good friend of mine and he always cared about what was going on with me and my family. I felt like I could tell him anything. He is much older and wiser and always offers good advice. He helps me with my homework and I think of him as a grandpa. “I am making pop tarts” I tell him. “Sounds good to me,” says Mr. Robin as we sit down to eat. I start talking about life in the sixth grade, which has been going hard lately. I have a lot of problems; school demands, friends, the bus ride, my grades, teachers and my family life. He listens to me ramble on. “You have to look at the positive things in your life!” says Mr. Robin, “and I guarantee things will get better for you!” He is probably right I thought. “I will always

be there for you, remember that,” says Mr. Robin. Thirty minutes later he leaves and goes back to his house. I watched him walk across the yard to his house next door. I felt sad watching him leave, like something was wrong. I have to get moving, so I won’t be late for school. After school, I walked in the back door, where my mom was sitting at the table with a sad look on her face. “Sit down honey,” says mom, “I need to tell you something.” She told me Mr. Robin had passed away that night in his sleep. I did not know what to say! I had just lost my good friend and had just talked to him this morning, but Mr. Robin died last night! How was this possible? I suddenly burst into tears. Between sobs, I tried to tell mom Mr. Robin was at our house this morning, but she said I was mistaken. That could not be possible. I think he was trying to tell me something, that things would get better. I need to take it one day at a time and he was right. I know for a fact, I had talked to the ghost of Mr. Robin. I will never understand what happened that day. All I know is that the visit was real and that was all that mattered! – Syd Fillhardt, 11, is in sixth grade at Campbell County Middle School. He lives on Ridge Hill Drive in Highland Heights.

by Kaelyn Montemayor Once upon a time there lived a ghost, black cat, and a zombie. They were all friends. The zombie ate people’s brains, the cat scared people away, and the ghost was never shown to spook anyone. He never waned to hurt people. One day the ghost went outside and saw many people playing at the playground. There were lots of things to do and play with, but there were too many people at the playground. Ghost became scared and ran away from home. He went to zombie world at the amusement park. He rode many spooky rides and saw many spooky costumes. Ghost felt better and he went back home. He told cat and zombie about the playground and how scary it was. Cat agreed that it was dangerous outside. Zombie thought ghost was brave for going to zombie world. Zombie went trick-or-treating this year for Halloween and no one hurt him. He said he was more scared when he went to zombie world. Ghost realized he wasn’t as scared of people as he thought he was. Ghost went to the playground and the kids invited him to play. Ghost was very happy. Ghost invited cat and zombie to play with him. They all played together that night! – Kaelyn Montemayor of Fort Wright is a student at Fort Wright Elementary.

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October 27, 2011


School tax factors vary By William Croyle


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Tichenor Football is participating in two events to wrap up their fundraising for the season. Tichenor Football will participate in the chili cook-off at Lloyd High School football game Friday, Oct. 28. Come out and support the chili booth. Then, Wednesday, Nov. 2, a percentage of the cost of a meal at Skyline Chili in Erlanger will be given to the football program for the last fundraiser of the season.

If homeowners in different school districts compared property tax bills, they may be shocked at the variation in the school tax rates. For example, in the 18 districts in the six Northern Kentucky counties, residents in Grant County Schools have the lowest rate at $5.25 per $1,000 of assessed property value. Those in Silver Grove Schools, a one-school district of about 220 students, pay the highest at $11.76 per $1,000. But there is no single reason for the inconsistencies. In fact, several variables come into play when the rate is set by boards of education. Each fall, Kentucky school boards can raise taxes 4 percent without putting it on a ballot. Anything higher would be subject to voter recall and a subsequent vote by citizens in that district. That freedom to increase taxes is the main reason school levies, common in states such as Ohio, rarely happen here. In fact, only a couple have taken place in the last decade. Voters in Southgate Independent Schools passed a 42 percent increase in 2004. A proposed increase of 1.7 cents per $100 of assessed value in Campbell County Schools failed in 2005. In Silver Grove, the school board passed the 4

Walls of library tell a story The original artworks of David Mack’s Kabuki: The Alchemy graphic novel are now installed on walls of the W. Frank Steely Library at Northern Kentucky University. The campus community and public are invited to view Chapters 1-8, more than 100 pages total. Readers can see the mixed-media pages in their larger form, complete with textures and three-dimensional objects. The pages are on display in the Eva G. Farris Reading Room, located on the second floor of the library. Special Collections and Archives, located on the first floor, has a variety of other David Mack works on exhibit, including larger

paintings, graphic novels and early work process that he did as a student at NKU, and his Daredevil work for Marvel Comics. Chapter 9 of The Alchemy is available in the NKU Fine Arts Center. Kabuki: The Alchemy is part of the university’s 2011 Book Connection program, a common reading experience for first-year students. A 1995 NKU graduate, Mack has writer/artist credits with Daredevil (Marvel Comics), Dexter: Early Cuts (Showtime) and a graphic adaptations of Phillip K. Dick’s short story Electric Ant, among other works. Kabuki: The Alchemy, a New York Times bestseller, is the seventh volume of his Kabuki series.

“When I was a student at NKU I spent a lot of time in the library writing and drawing the pages of Kabuki: Circle of Blood, the very first Kabuki volume,” Mack said. “It is enchanting now seeing the newest Kabuki volume, The Alchemy, on display in that very library many years later.” Mack will deliver a free public lecture in the Student Union Ballroom on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 7-8:30 p.m. A reception will follow in Griffin Hall. RSVPs to the reception can be made to Mack’s Kabuki: The Alchemy exhibit in Steely Library runs through early November.

percent increase this year. Melanie Pelle, current chairwoman and member of the board for 16 years, said a big reason was because the tax assessment on Lafarge North America’s gypsum plant, the city’s primary source of tax revenue, was lowered by $7 million. She also said several homes are in foreclosure. “And the state has cut our funds the last three or four years,” Pelle said. “I know it’s tough economic times, but Silver Grove School is the heart of this community.” In Grant County, the school board was able to avoid the 4 percent increase this year because higher property valuations increased revenues. Richard Bredenberg, the board chairman, said he hopes the Creation Museum’s Ark Encounter theme park, which could open as early as 2014 in the county, will significantly boost revenue and keep taxes down. But right now, the board is just taking it year to year. “Every year the (state funding) formula seems to decrease. Next school year will have to be determined by the circumstances then,” Bredenberg said. “But we’ll hold the line as long as we can.” Some districts also benefit from other revenue sources that enable them to keep property taxes lower. For example, the Kenton County School District, which has not taken the 4 percent increase the last

three years, has a utility tax of 3 percent that should generate about $6.4 million this school year. The district also received $1.8 million this year in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for staff professional development, and has a few new energy-efficient schools that have reduced energy costs by more than $3 million the last four years. “The utility tax certainly helps the revenue,” said board chairwoman Karen Collins, “but one of the biggest things is all we’ve saved in utilities.” Covington Independent Schools does not have a utility tax, and has very old buildings. The district passed the 4 percent hike this year, and has the second-highest rate in the area at $11.17 per $1,000. Krista Athey, the board chairwoman, said the 4 percent increase will help pay for a 1 percent raise in teachers’ salaries as the district tries to compete with neighboring districts for the best teachers. “If we’re not competitive with other districts, we will fail our students,” Athey said. Covington also faces the challenges that most urban areas face. The city had more than 1,000 foreclosed homes from 2000 through 2009, and the students the district serves include 89 percent who live below the poverty level, nearly 15 percent classified as homeless, 32 percent who are

Taxes per $1,000 of assessed value

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Reeder attends education summit

Duke Energy executive Johnna Reeder was among business leaders from 34 states who took part in the 2011 National Business Summit on Early Childhood Investment, held in Boston. The conference was convened by the Partnership for America’s Economic Success (PAES), which is managed by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Reeder is a member of the Business Leadership Council for Pre-K, an initiative of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence that was organized with the support of PAES. “The conference strengthened my belief that business people must use their relationships to influence policy at the state and federal level to effect educa-

“The conference strengthened my belief that business people must use their relationships to influence policy at the state and federal level to effect educational standards and accountability across the country. Our future workforce depends on it.” Johnna Reeder vice president for community relations and economic development for Duke Energy Ohio and Duke Energy Kentucky tional standards and accountability across the country,” said Reeder, vice president for community relations and economic development for Duke Energy Ohio and Duke Energy Kentucky. “Our future workforce depends on it.” The summit featured presentations by corporate executives and research scientists on topics ranging

from the return on investments in preschool to the regional economic impact of early childhood programs to new findings from neuroscience. The Prichard Committee’s Business Leadership Council for Pre-K is part of its Strong Start initiative focusing on making highquality preschool available to more Kentucky children.


Design a River Sweep poster Students in primary and secondary schools (public and private, K-12) are invited to design a poster for the 23rd annual River Sweep 2012. Fifteen prizes will be awarded. The grand prize is a $500 U.S. Savings Bond, and the school representing the grand prize winner will also receive an award. A $500 U.S. Savings Bond will be presented to the student with the winning design for the official River Sweep T-shirt. Thirteen $50 U.S. Savings Bonds will be awarded to one winner at each grade level. The poster contest is open to students living in or attending schools in counties bordering the Ohio River, or counties participating in the River Sweep. The 23rd annual River Sweep will be held Saturday, June 16, 2012. River Sweep is a one-day cleanup project for the Ohio River and its tributaries. The sweep covers nearly 3,000

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NKU seeks Lincoln Award nominees By William Croyle

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS Nominations for Northern Kentucky University’s 21st annual Lincoln Award are being accepted through Nov. 18. The list of past winners a “Who’s Who” of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati - includes Carl Lindner, Wendell Ford, Dr. O’dell Owens and R.C. Durr. The award honors current or former Kentucky, Ohio or Indiana residents who “exemplify the qualities of outstanding citizenship, notable achievement and distinguished service in their professions and contributions to the Northern Kentucky or Greater Cincinnati community.” Nominees do not have to be affiliated with the university. “A committee reviews the nominations and makes a recommendation to the president (James Votruba), so he ultimately selects the winner,” said Kathy Stewart, NKU’s director of special events. Nominations should include specific examples of

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Colonels upset Crusaders for regional title By James Weber

EDGEWOOD - While her primary job is defense, Kayla Eiben’s offense lifted her Dixie Heights High School girls soccer team to rare heights. The Dixie senior sweeper scored the winning goal in both of the team’s games in the Ninth Region Tournament. The second one sent the Colonels past St. Henry 3-2 in the regional final Oct. 22 on Dixie’s home turf. “I would never have imagined this in my entire life,” Eiben said. “I love that we’re so close. We get along and we have fun together. I never want it to end.” Dixie improved to 17-4-1 in its first regional final since losing the Ninth Region final in 2000. Dixie coaches were unsure when the team’s last regional title was. The Colonels were set to play East Carter Oct. 25 in the state round-of-16 after Recorder print deadlines, and with a win would play Notre Dame or George Rogers Clark Oct. 27 in the quarterfinals. The Colonels got this far in grand fashion, ousting the 2010 state champions and rallying from behind to do so. St. Henry had beaten Dixie 3-1 earlier this season. Eiben scored the winning goal


Dixie Heights players celebrate their Ninth Region title. Dixie beat St. Henry in the Ninth Region grls soccer final 3-2 Oct. 22 at Dixie Heights High School in Edgewood. on a free kick just outside the penalty box with 20 minutes left. A left-footer, she booted the ball from the left side and curled it into the side net on the far post. In the regional semifinals against Ryle, she scored on a late penalty kick. “She’s a senior, she’s a leader, she’s calm and she has a rocket shot,” Dixie head coach Curt Critcher said. “She wants to take

those shots.” Freshman Lauren Nemeroff opened the scoring with a goal in the fourth minute of the game. St. Henry scored twice in the final nine minutes of the first half to take the lead, but Dixie tied it nine minutes into the second half after Jamie Witherall headed in a corner kick from Ali Critcher. With 20 minutes left, an

aggressive move to the box from Nemeroff drew a foul, and Eiben was called upon to shoot. Eiben was named the tournament's most valuable player. Witherall and Chrissy Wolking were also alltourney for Dixie. Nemeroff is Dixie’s second leading scorer for the year to Ali Critcher. “The last time we played them

we went in kind of scared, so I think we had a nice talk with each other, and we were confident we could take them,” Nemeroff said. “We had a lot of heart.” Following the third goal were the 20 longest minutes of the Colonels’ lives, as St. Henry had several good scoring opportunities. Junior goalkeeper Erin Snyder made two tough saves, and at least three different times another Dixie defender cleared the ball away from near the line. “It was a lot of pressure, but we have a really good defense,” Eiben said. “I felt we handled it really well. We have a lot of faith in each other.” Coach Critcher said the state game at East Carter would be a new test, as the Colonels were going to take a three-hour trip and play on a grass field, different than Dixie’s turf. Critcher was planning on having the team practice on grass Oct. 24. He said the team would be ready. “We need to play together as a team,” he said. “We’re not going to wow people individually, so we have to have hard work and stay positive.” See more sports coverage at, www. or visit James on Twitter at @RecorderWeber.

St. Henry has tough day in regional finals By James Weber

Lloyd senior Torey Duncan finished fourth in the Oct. 22 invitational.

St. Henry junior Daniel Wolfer won the race. St. Henry had its annual cross country invitational at England-Idlewild Park in Burlington Oct. 22.

St. Henry boys team wins meet

St. Henry District High School won its annual cross country invitational Oct. 22 at England-Idlewild Park in Burlington. Daniel Wolfer won the boys race for St. Henry, and Brendan Dooley was second, helping St. Henry to win the team race. Dixie Heights was fourth in the boys race, led by Michael Menkhaus in sixth place and Max McGehee in 10th.


Dixie Heights senior Michael Menkhaus finished sixth in the Oct. 22 invitational.

Lloyd senior Alex Henn finished 13th in the Oct. 22 cross country invitational.

ERLANGER – Oct. 22 was a busy day with a lot of potential for St. Henry District High School. As the school cross country program was hosting its annual invitational meet in Burlington, three Crusader teams were preparing to play for regional championships. Unfortunately for St. Henry, all three teams ended their seasons instead. The boys soccer team fell to Ryle 1-0 in the Ninth Region final at Ryle, ending the year 11-9-1 with its third loss to Ryle in the past three weeks. Seniors Alan Gripshover and Andrew Svec were named to the all-tournament team. Other seniors are Aaron Baeten, Ryan Bailer, Zach Caffaro, Shaun Cawley, Austin Corsmeier, Dominic Green, Nick Kruth, Andrew Mangine, Brenden Murphy, Michael Rieger, Johnathan Rolfsen and Tyler Sauerbeck. The girls soccer team saw its chances of repeating as state champions end with a 3-2 loss to Dixie Heights in the Ninth Region final. St. Henry finished 18-4 after winning 12 in a row, including the All “A” state crown. “We came up one short, and that hurts quite a bit,” St. Henry head coach Steve Lorenz said. “One thing that we put particular emphasis on is being a family, being together as much as we can. Losses hurt even more because you don’t get to be with each other like you were the past few months.” Hayley Leedom and sister Libby Leedom scored in the final nine minutes of the first half to give the Crusaders a 2-1 lead.


St. Henry goalkeeper Morgan Potts makes a save against Dixie Heights. Dixie beat St. Henry in the Ninth Region girls soccer final, 3-2 Oct. 22 at Dixie Heights High School in Edgewood.


St. Henry junior Abbey Bessler goes for the kill against Notre Dame’s Elly Ogle. Notre Dame beat St. Henry 2-1 to win the Ninth Region title Oct. 22 at Ryle High School in Union. But Dixie scored twice in the second half and turned away several Crusader scoring opportunities. Libby Leedom and Madison Foley were named alltourney picks. Leedom finished with 23 goals for the year and 13 assists. Seniors are Jill Bauer, Jessica Bier, Sullivan Culbertson, Madison Foley, MacKenzie Franks, Catie Garcia, Melissa Spare, Liz

Vagedes and Heather Wheeler. That night, the Crusaders volleyball team fell to Notre Dame in the Ninth Region final, 20-25, 25-21, 25-15, at Ryle. St. Henry won the first set and led 15-12 in the second set before the Pandas started to take control. St. Henry (27-7) had lost 3-0 to Notre Dame Sept. 22 but head coach Maureen Kaiser had the Crusaders confident they could reverse that. “The first game we controlled the tempo and played with confidence,” she said. “(After that), we lost it mentally and lost our composure. We had a great group of kids who liked each other and played with heart.” Abbey Bessler led the team with 17 kills. She was named all-tourney with Rachel Fortner and Ashley Thorburn. “We played our hardest,” Bessler said. “We came out to play hard and gave it our all. We had a great season.” Thorburn is a senior, as is Makayla Browning, Jessica Knaley and Maddie Stiene. See more sports coverage at spreps, www. facebook. com/presspreps or visit James on Twitter at @RecorderWeber.


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October 27, 2011

Sports & recreation

Kenton gridiron teams gear up for playoffs By Adam Turer

KENTON COUNTY - With regular season district games in the books, the first round of the Kentucky state football playoffs is set. While one more regular season game remains for each area team, there is little at stake in the final week of the regular season. It is time to look now at which teams surprised, which teams disappointed, and which teams still have work to do in order to make the 2011 season a success.


Two first-year head coaches are in position to guide their respective teams to a .500 season. With wins this week, Josh Stratton’s Lloyd Juggernauts (4-5, 22) and Terry Liggin’s Holmes Bulldogs (4-5, 2-2) will both finish the regular season 5-5. Each coach wanted to post a winning


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Running back Gabe Gray carries the ball down field in the first half at Covington Catholic High School Oct. 22. season right away, but considering the circumstances of each program, a non-losing season in year one should be looked at as a success. Even without a win this week, each coach can still take pride in guiding his team to a four-win season. Under a new coaching regime, it can sometimes take a program years to post that many victories. Lloyd had only won two games each season for the past three years. “It is a big deal to get a .500 season,” said Stratton. “It’s a big deal for our kids to come out and win five

games after winning two each of the last three years.” While they will both be road underdogs in the first round, the programs hope that their regular season success can carry over and lead to an upset or two. Lloyd has momentum after posting a 28-27 win over Newport on Oct. 21. Dakota Kidd scored a touchdown and the go-ahead two point conversion in the final minutes of the third quarter and the defense shut down Newport in the second half to secure the win. “We are definitely an improved football team,"

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Stratton said. “We want to keep the momentum going that we’ve built over the last few weeks.” Liggin came to Holmes from out of state and had to prepare the Bulldogs to compete in-district against defending state champion Highlands and a very strong Covington Catholic team. The fact that the Bulldogs play Holy Cross Oct. 28 with a chance to finish .500 in Liggin’s first season is nothing short of impressive.


It was no secret this would be a transitional season for Simon Kenton (2-7, 0-4). The Pioneers graduated offensive superstars Miles Simpson and Chad Lawrence in consecutive years and did not have the firepower to replace their production right away. Still, zero district wins is a disappointment for a proud program that was recently the state runner-up. A first-round date at national power Louisville Trinity will likely mean a very short and humbling postseason for the Pioneers in 2011. On the bright side, sophomore quarterback Brennan Kuntz gains valuable experience each week and is starting to seize his opportunities. He completed 15 of 28 passes for 212 yards and a score and rushed 13 times for 53 yards and a touchdown in the Pioneers’ 28-20 loss to Ironton (OH) on October 21. Unlike Simon Kenton, Dixie Heights entered the 2011 season with high expectations. Led by quarterback Zeke Pike, the Colonels (3-6, 2-2) were expected to be one of the top teams in Northern Kentucky. Instead, the Colonels failed to earn a home game in the postseason and will travel to Lafayette in the first round. While a postseason run could salvage the season, few expected a losing year from this talented group. Another big night from Pike and receiver Goose Cohorn ended in another loss for the Colonels, as they fell 38-28 to Ryle on Oct. 21. Pike rushed 46 times for 190 yards and two scores. He also completed 14 of 26 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns, both hauled in by Cohorn.

Scott (3-5, 1-3) travels to play undefeated Franklin County in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs. The Eagles had made progress in each of head coach Dave Campbell’s seasons there to date, but seem to have hit a wall this year. In their last district game on Oct. 21, sophomore Reed Spata gave the Eagles an early 7-0 lead with a four-yard touchdown run. After that, Conner’s rushing game took over. The Cougars ran for 408 yards and seven touchdowns en route to a 47-14 win.

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Two teams that have neither surprised nor disappointed squared off on Oct. 21. Beechwood 8-1 (3-0) defeated Ludlow (2-7, 1-2), 61-13. The Tigers look ready to make another state title run, scoring more than 60 points for the sixth time in their last seven games. Cameron Vocke continued to put up huge numbers, rushing for 183 yards and four touchdowns on just six carries. Chris Yates continued to be the Panthers’ main source of offense, scoring both Lloyd touchdowns in the loss. Covington Catholic (7-2, 3-1) still has work to do to reach its goals. In head coach Dave Wirth’s third season, the Colonels had high hopes for 2011. “We planned on beating Highlands and winning the district,” Wirth said. “In that way, we failed to meet our expectations we had for ourselves.” There is a good chance the Colonels will meet up with the Bluebirds again in the postseason. But they cannot look ahead to that potential matchup and must first take care of business in the final week of the regular season and the opening round of the playoffs. “The biggest obstacles are staying healthy and not looking ahead,” Wirth said. “We hope to finish the regular season 8-2 and get momentum going into the playoffs. It’s about being in the moment. Our guys have gotten really good at playing week to week.” Senior running back Gabe Gray set the Colonels’ single-season touchdown record, scoring his 25th of the season during the Colonels’ 34-point second

First-round playoff pairings

1A: Paris (1-8, 0-3) at Beechwood (8-1, 3-0), Bracken County (6-3, 1-2) at Bellevue (5-4, 2-1), Ludlow (27, 1-2) at Eminence (8-1, 2-1), Dayton (1-8, 0-3) at Frankfort (5-4, 3-0). 2A: Gallatin County (4-5, 1-3) at Newport Central Catholic (9-0, 4-0), Carroll County (7-2, 2-2) at Holy Cross (6-3, 3-1), Lloyd (4-5, 2-2) at Walton-Verona (7-2, 3-1), Newport (4-6, 1-3) at Owen County (9-0, 4-0). 4A: Boyd County (4-5, 1-3) at Highlands (9-0, 4-0), Rowan County (7-2, 2-2) at Covington Catholic (7-2, 3-1), Holmes (45, 2-2) at Johnson Central (7-2, 3-1), Harrison County (2-7, 1-3) at Ashland Blazer (8-2, 4-0). 5A: Montgomery County (4-5, 2-3) at Cooper (5-4, 40), East Jessamine (5-4, 2-3) at Conner (5-4, 3-1), South Oldham (5-4, 2-2) at Anderson County (7-2, 4-1), Scott (3-5, 1-3) at Franklin County (10-0, 5-0). 6A: Tates Creek (3-7, 0-3) at Campbell County (3-6, 3-1), George Rogers Clark (3-6, 1-2) at Ryle (6-3, 3-1), Dixie Heights (3-6, 2-2) at Lafayette (7-3, 2-1), Boone County (6-3, 2-2) at Madison Central (5-4, 3-0), Simon Kenton (2-7, 0-4) at Trinity (8-0, 3-0). quarter outburst in a 63-0 win over Holmes on Oct. 21. CovCath lost senior offensive lineman Jake Henderson to a leg injury. Holmes struggled on offense, gaining just 43 yards and two first downs in the first half. Holy Cross (6-3, 3-1) lost the regular season district title game to Newport Central Catholic, 31-14, Oct. 21. While the Thoroughbreds get the top seed and the Indians earned the second seed, there is a good chance these teams will see each other again soon. The Indians jumped out to a 14-7 lead thanks to two big plays from Kyle Fuller, who finished with an even 140 yards rushing and 140 yards passing. After a scoreless first quarter, Fuller connected with Eric Walker for a 44-yard scoring strike. After NewCath tied the game at seven, Fuller put Holy Cross back on top with a 53-yard touchdown run. The second half was a different story, as the Indians were held to just 81 total yards of offense in the final two quarters. Holy Cross now has a regular season game and possibly two postseason games to tune up for a likely rematch.

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• Holy Cross fell to Notre Dame in the Ninth Region semifinals, 25-20, 25-9 on Oct. 20. Holy Cross finished 30-5 after winning the 36th District. Jayden Julian and Georgia Childers were alltournament picks. • Beechwood lost to St. Henry in the Ninth Region quarterfinals Oct. 19, 25-11, 25-13. Beechwood finished 19-10.

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third straight regional title. Jared Wagner was alltournament. Luke Treadway and Jared Wagner were the top scorers for the year. Sean Marshall led the team in assists. • Holy Cross lost 4-1 to Newport Central Catholic in the 10th Region semifinals Oct. 17. HC finished 7-12-2. Jared Fortner and Seth Graham were all-tournament picks.

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• Notre Dame beat Highlands 4-1 in the 10th Regional final Oct. 20. Sydney Scheben, Chandler Clark, Meghan Reed and Belle Leininger scored for the Pandas. Goalkeeper Olivia

Voskuhl was the tourney most valuable player. Ellen Combs, Corinne Brown and Ellyn Abdelghany were all-tourney picks. NDA (20-3) was set to play Clark County after Recorder print deadlines Oct. 25 in the round-of-16 in the state playoffs. With a win, Notre Dame would host the state quarterfinals Oct. 27 at a site to be announced. • Simon Kenton fell 7-0 to St. Henry in the Ninth Region semifinals Oct. 20. SK finished 7-12-2. Aris Kuntz was the top scorer for the season with nine goals. • Holy Cross fell 6-2 to Highlands in the 10th Region semifinals Oct. 19. Grace Herrman and Madyson Moran were all-tourney picks.

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Scott High School’s Teen Leadership Club took part in Cincinnati’s “Free to Breathe 5K” Oct. 1 to raise money for lung cancer awareness, helping to raise more than $20,000 to fight lung cancer. From left are Landon Perraut of Edgewood, Andrew Burns of Edgewood, teacher Michelle Buroker of Taylor Mill, Taylor Theissen of Taylor Mill, Ellen Yates of Covington, Jaclyn Hemmerle of Edgewood and Alison Weigland of Taylor Mill.

Parties can work together on jobs work as advertised. Yet, the president’s latest idea is another massive spending bill, along with a huge tax hike that will do nothing to help create U.S. Sen. jobs. It’s no wonMitch der that so many McConnell of the Kentuckians I talk to, Community regardless of Recorder political stripe, all guest agree on one columnist thing: the solutions coming out of this administration simply miss the mark. If the president and the liberals in Washington had gotten their way, American businesses would be stuck with a permanent tax hike on job creators. That would stifle economic growth and lead to fewer jobs, not more. The president’s latest stimulus proposal has bipartisan opposition in the Senate. But that has not stopped him and his liberal allies

from continuing to pursue the same, failed approach of taxing and spending our way to prosperity. It’s not too late for both parties to work together on legislation that can really create jobs. Recently I joined my friend Sen. Rand Paul to introduce the Jobs Through Growth Act, a commonsense proposal that will remove the government-imposed obstacles to job growth and get our economy moving again. It begins with tax reform – lowering the top income and corporate tax rates, simplifying the tax code, eliminating subsidies and closing loopholes to create a better, fairer tax system that will be better for individuals and small businesses. It includes a moratorium on new government regulations which are stifling job growth in this country. It repeals and in some cases prevents burdensome regulations like those dealing with greenhouse gas emissions and farm-dust regulations that are both absurd and economically disastrous. Our proposal would spur energy production by allowing more min-

ing and exploration. This will not only create jobs, it will also lower energy costs. Most importantly, our proposal does all of this without massive government spending. It puts us on the path to fiscal responsibility by including a balanced budget amendment. These measures will spur job growth without adding to our federal debt. It takes a growing, dynamic private sector to create quality jobs and long-term economic growth in America – not massive government spending and bureaucracy. It’s not too late for both parties to work together in Washington to help make that happen. So far the president doesn’t seem to have gotten the message. But Republicans are ready to work with him when he drops the plans that have proven to be ineffective and joins us in a new bipartisan approach. The millions of Americans still struggling to find work should expect nothing less. U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Louisville, is the senior Senator from Kentucky.

Managed care will hurt Ky. patients on Medicaid Back in May, I had a letter published in which I said that Governor Beshear’s managed care program would have a substantial and negative impact on Medicaid. I said the managed care program would take existing dollars away from services to pay for a layer of bureaucracy between the Medicaid Department and the Medicaid providers and that the bureaucracy would sop up about 20 percent of the Medicaid budget for fees and profits. I said any savings would come from even more cutting of services to people who need them. But, now that we are closer to implementation, things look much worse. Many people are going to be seriously hurt. Beshear has contracted with three out-of-state, for-profit managed care organizations (MCOs). Each has formed a Kentucky MCO Corporation and each is required to have offices in Kentucky. They are now contracting with service

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providers. Two of the MCOs had management problems where upper levels of management were terminated. One had to pay a fine of $170 million for misdeeds in Florida. All of this managed care contracting was done unilaterally by Beshear. The legislature had nothing to do with it. No legislation allowing the contracting was passed by the legislature. Usually, a contracting process takes a year to 18 months to complete. However, Beshear gave the MCOs 90 days to sign up providers and to organize their lists of people getting Medicaid services. That period was extended to Nov. 1. Under the MCO program, providers of Medicaid services (hospitals, primary care physicians, behavioral health care centers, and others) were required to contract


with each of the three MCOs. This means each provider will have three service payers to contend with instead of just one as before, Medicaid. Adding to the complexity will be the need to keep track of the people who move in and out of Medicaid and between each of the MCOs. This will cause poor continuity of care. People will be treated later in their illnesses and that will result in more expensive types of treatment. Beshear said Medicaid managed care would create about 550 new jobs. That will create a huge surge of hiring by the MCOs, the service providers and the Medicaid Department. MCOs need staff people to keep up with all of the payment, authorization procedures and their lists of clients. Providers need staff to keep up with the three MCOs, each with their own billing, client lists and authorization methods. The money going to Medicaid services will be reduced because of the MCO related bureaucracies.

Based on experiences elsewhere, it is expected that the MCOs will take 10 percent off the top for profit. Another 10-15 percent will be taken for the MCO’s staffing expenses. Another 10-20 percent will go for additional staff at the provider and the Medicaid Department levels. All told, as much as 45 percent of the money allocated by the state for Medicaid services could be used for the bureaucracies instead of services depriving a lot of people of the health care they need. Worst of all, the MCOs have instituted plans to deliberately reduce the number of people allowed to access Medicaid services. All in all, the MCO effort will be to deny Medicaid to greater numbers of people and people needing help will get be hurt. Nice job, governor. Edward L. Smith Jr. of Park Hills is a charter member of Northern Kentucky Mental Health/Substance Abuse Regional Planning Council.

So what’s all the hype and fanfare about this Don Clare Steamboat Bicentennial? Boone County Just another Historic bicentennial Preservation event in this Review Board country of ours that is getting older. Before long, everything will be 200 years old! To a lot of people, it’s just another mark of time. Nothing really special. But to those who embrace their heritage, the Steamboat Bicentennial happens to be one of the major milestones in the progress of the human race in North America. In October 1811, Nicholas Roosevelt (yes, THE Roosevelt family) did what very few people throughout history were able to accomplish. He changed American civilization and sparked the technological and industrial revolution in this young country of ours. By conquering the power of the downstream current of the Western Rivers system, Roosevelt (with the financial support of his two supporters, Robert Fulton and Robert Livingston) singlehandedly changed our commerce, our economy, the ease and speed of personal communication, and the skeptic views concerning the benefits of harnessing the amazing power of steam. It brought all aspects of the Southern culture to the North, and the northern culture to the South. It equally changed the lives of blacks, whites and Native Americans, though this change was not always good. It essentially initiated the permanent displacement of the American Indian from his native homeland. It expedited the movement of slaves from the deep South to the northern states early on, and later provided the ease and economy of “selling them down the river” when the circumstances called for a punitive change. The changes brought about by the successful conquest of the steamboat over the downstream river current brought about happiness and riches as well as the first competitive consumer market. But at the same time, it brought sorrow and pain to some: people whose lives and families would be displaced by the ease of locomotion. It opened interstate as well as international trade and commerce. It was the single-most culturalchanging event in our history. And it remained so until the advent of the computer age and the World Wide Web technology hit the scene. Millions upon millions of people lamented the recent passing of Steve Jobs because of the impact of his life’s work on the rest of humanity. How many people lamented the passing of Nicholas Roosevelt, whose life’s work also affected an entire nation? Learn more about the impact and significance of the very first steamboat to successfully negotiate the currents of our western inland river system exactly 200 years ago. Come to the Rabbit Hash Steamboat Bicentennial on Saturday, Oct. 29, from noon to 6 p.m. and experience a very significant aspect of our Ohio River history and heritage. The Boone County Historic Preservation Review Board meets at 4 p.m. the second Thursday of every month. Meetings are open to the public. For more information please contact the Review Board at 859-3342111 or The Review Board is online at

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One of the biggest concerns I hear from constituents across Kentucky is the lack of jobs. In America today, 14 million people are unemployed and 4.5 million of them have been out of work for a year or more. Here in Kentucky, the unemployment rate is 9.7 percent, higher than the national average. People are rightfully demanding the federal government, at the very least, not make things worse when it comes to job creation. I hear your concerns, and I’m working hard to make the situation better. First, let me describe recent events in Washington that have brought us to this point. Three years ago, the president pushed through his so-called stimulus bill, which was supposed to revive the economy and keep unemployment below 8 percent. Now, $825 billion later, we have a bad economy that became worse, record deficits and debts, a first-ever credit downgrade, a national unemployment rate of 9.1 percent, and 1.5 million fewer jobs. Clearly, the stimulus bill didn’t

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Lavonne Bossert of Florence signs up for a basket in the Cindi Minear of Florence has double fisted goodness as she silent auction. carries two bowls of bean soup to her table.

Bean Bash charity event is a fall favorite The 38th annual Bean Bash was held Oct. 15 at Turfway Park and it was dedicated to Bill McBee and Ted Bushelman. The beans were tender and the soup delicious as people wandered around enjoying the music of Lazy River and taking part in the silent auctions. As usual, kids had their own room with games and activities. There was free ice cream, and whoever didn’t like bean soup and cornbread could eat other things, so there was something for everyone. The real winners were the Special Olympics, BAWAC and Redwood School which will receive proceeds of the annual event founded by McBee.

Jessica Allison of Florence dishes up bean soup for Fred Feucht of Alexandria who tries to come to the Bean Bash each year, always for the bean soup.

Nathan Kraemer of Villa Hills enjoys looking at the Legos in the silent auction.


Mary Middleton of Fort Mitchell and Sarah Kahmann of Burlington admire a fall wreath at the silent auction at the Bean Bash.

Betty Roth of Burlington has been in charge of many things at the Bean Bash for 35 years, and she stands by volunteers Eydie Bookman of Erlanger and Sonny Sullivan of Florence.

Shawn Carroll stirs the bean soup, as he does every year for the Bean Bash.

Ellen Combs, 16, and Molly Seiter, 15, of Fort Mitchell carry a new pot of bean soup into the Bean Bash celebration.

Nevaeh Stephens, 1, of Florence has a peace sign painted on her cheek by Emma Schneider, 15, of Florence while her aunt, Charity Stephens, holds her to keep her still.

The band Lazy River entertains the crowd at the Bean Bash. Shannon Hollenkamp of Redwood; Mark Staggs, director of Special Olympics of Northern Kentucky; Dave Schneider and Brenda Sparks of the Bean Bash; and Turfway Park director of marketing Jack Gordon stand by the picture of Bill McBee and the glass of beer set out in his honor. McBee, who died in September, was founder of the Bean Bash.

The Sparks family from Independence came to enjoy bean soup. Pictured are Jill, Arlene and Ed and their two granddaughters Allyson Egan, 6, of Florence and her sister Elizabeth, 3.


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Taylor Mill Fire House Dance, 7-10 p.m., Taylor Mill Fire Department, 5231 Taylor Mill Road, Neon dance for grades 4-8. Concessions available. Benefits Taylor Mill Firefighters Association. $5. Presented by Taylor Mill Firefighters Association. 859-581-6565; Taylor Mill.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK Cincy Rockers, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, $5. 859-441-4888; Cold Spring.


Jay Phillips, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, African-American comedian. $15-$17. 859957-2000; Newport.



Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Newport Elks Lodge, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Serving fish, steak or shrimp. Beer and soft drinks also available. $5.50 and up. 859-441-1273. Cold Spring.


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.


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. 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 WWII 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; 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; Wilder. Halloween Party, 10 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, Music by Cef Michael Band. 859-356-1440; Independence. Blood for Blood, 7 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., With Suffocate Faster, One Nation Under, Iron Rain, Goodbye Cruel World and the Messengers. Doors open 6:30 p.m. $20, $18 advance. 859-291-2233; Covington. Haunted Library, 5:30-8 p.m., William E. Durr Branch Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Haunted maze for family-friendly Halloween experience. Ages 6 and up. Parent required. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Kenton County Public Library. 859-9624030; Independence.


Five Hundy, 6-8 p.m., Olde Fort Thomas Pub, 1041 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Free. 859-4411927. Fort Thomas. Channing and Quinn, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Juney’s Lounge. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Trouble In Mind, 8 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, Nunn Drive, Satiric play based on conflict of not compromising one’s artistic integrity follows journey of mixed-raced cast in 1955 as they rehearse for a racially charged play. By Alice Childress. $14, $13 faculty/staff/alumni, $11 ages 60 and up, $8 students. Presented by Northern Kentucky University Theatre and Dance. Through Nov. 6. 859-572-5464; Highland Heights.


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; 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 . 2 9


Ghoulish Gala, 6:30 p.m.-midnight, Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Erlanger, 1379 Donaldson Road, Ballroom. Costume party with music by the Chuck Taylors. Includes gourmet dinner, grand march of costumes, costume contest, free professional photos, silent and live auctions and grand raffle with top prize of $10,000 shopping spree at Furniture Fair. Benefits Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center. $100. Reservations required. Presented by Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center. 859-572-3365; Erlanger. Souper Serve Saturday Luncheon, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Madonna Manor Recreation Center, 2500 Amsterdam Road, Homemade soup and shopping from Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Proverbs 31 Bags and Heartwork’s Jewelry. Includes Chinese auction. Benefits Martha Mary and Me Foundation. $5. Presented by Martha Mary and Me Foundation Inc.. 859-322-0267; Villa Hills.


Villa Madonna Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Villa Madonna Academy, 2500 Amsterdam Road, Handcrafted items, holiday crafts, jewelry and homemade baked goods. Family friendly. $3, free ages 17 and under. Presented by Villa Madonna Academy PTAO. 859-3316333; Villa Hills.


Fall Festival, 5-8 p.m., Grant’s Lick Baptist Church, 941 Clay Ridge Road, Halloween costume contests for adults and children; chili, soup and dessert cook-off; hayride; singing around bonfire; games; pumpkin coloring craft and cornhole. Family friendly. Free. 859-635-2444. Alexandria.


Dining for the Mind, 8:30-11:30 a.m., METS Center, 3861 Olympic Blvd., Local neurologists and vascular physicians share information on stroke prevention. Learn about signs and symptoms and receive free breakfast. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations required. 859-301-9355; stelizabeth. com/calendar. Erlanger.


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; Newport. Halloween Bash, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Butch’s Sports Bar, 1045 Central Ave., Dance music and karaoke. Costume contest and cash prizes for three places. Wear costume. 859360-2876. Newport. A Spooktacular Crop a Thon, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Alexandria Firehouse, 7951 Alexandria Pike, Food, raffles, scrap booking and card making representatives will be available. Benefits Alexandria and Community Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. $25. Reservations required. Presented by Alexandria and Community Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. 859-409-8588. Alexandria. Booport on the Levee, 2-3 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, “Hansel and Gretel” presented by the Frisch Marionette Company. Other Halloween-themed events all weekend. Family friendly. Free. 859-2910550. Newport. Trunk or Treat, 5-7 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, 3501 Turkeyfoot Road, Food, games and concert follow trunk or treating. Costumes encouraged. Family friendly. Free. 859-331-3501; Erlanger.


Iron Fest, 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Whole House. Part II. Scheduled to appear: Dandelion Death, Martin Luther and the Kings, I Fail, the Mudpies, Smoke Signals, Corpus Christi and others. Costumes encouraged. Benefit show in memory of Mike “Iron” Davidson. Ages 18 and up. $8 ages 18-20, $5 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport.


Paintball Open Play Theme Days, 1-5 p.m., Town and Country Sports and Health Club, 1018 Town Drive, Hawaiian Day. Wear your flower shirt or hula skirt for an afternoon of Hawaiian themes, games and more. Includes field rental, unlimited CO2, refs and two free additional hours of open play. 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 waiver signed by parent. $25; $12 for 500 additional paint balls, $10 marker/gun, gloves, mask and vest. 859-442-5800; Wilder. Things That Go Bump, 10 a.m.-2 a.m., Dickmann’s Kentucky Sports Cafe, 479 Orphanage Road, Halloween volleyball/cornhole tournament. Costumes encouraged. Ages 21 and up. Ages 21 and up. $10 per player for each tournament. Presented by Black-nBluegrass Rollergirls. 859-331-8076; Fort Wright.


runMORE 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m., Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Connor Convocation Center. Includes post-race festivities including door prizes, refreshments and more. Benefits TMC Service Learning Program. $25 with shirt, $15; $20 with shirt, $12 advance. 859-777-1080; Crestview Hills.


The Cincinnati Museum Center hosts BatFest 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, with demonstrations, activities, and conversations with the experts. Even see bats take flight from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., plus many more activities and a costume parade and a make-your-own costume event. Activities are free for members or with the purchase of an All Museums Pass for $12.50. Pictured is a Malayan Flying Fox bat, from a previous year’s Batfest. Visit


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; Newport. S U N D A Y, O C T . 3 0


Turkey Raffle and Dinner, Noon-7 p.m., Newport Elks Lodge, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Full turkey dinner. Includes raffles and games for all ages. $8, $5 children. 859-441-1273. Cold Spring.


USS Nightmare, 7-11 p.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; Newport. Wake the Dead 2, 7 p.m.-6 a.m., Bobby Mackey’s Music World, 44 Licking Pike, Bobby Mackey, the OMEB and Cincinnati Haunted Tours are opening Hell’s Gate to the public for an extra night of Halloween mischief. Come for the Ghosts, stay for the music as OMEB rocks the ghosts out of hiding. Karaoke and dancing with DJ Wanda Kay 7-8 p.m. and 9-10 p.m. Music by OMEB 8-9 p.m. and 10-11 p.m. Special Guest Aron Houdini performs an escape act during OMEB’s grand finale. Famed former Bengals Safety, David Fulcher, on hand to hold a fundraiser his foundation. 859-4315588; Wilder.


Halloween Party, 2 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Trick or Treating. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Kenton County Public Library. 859-9624000; Erlanger.


Trouble In Mind, 3 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, $14, $13 faculty/staff/alumni, $11 ages 60 and up, $8 students. 859-572-5464; Highland Heights.


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; Newport.


Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball Tryouts, 9-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-4 p.m. and 4-5 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.


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.


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


Twilight Saga Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., AMC Newport On The Levee 20, One Levee Way, Suite 4100, “Twilight.” See the movies before premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.” View footage never seen before of Robert Pattinson, cast interviews and fottage of fan festivals over the years. $13.50; plus fees. Presented by Fathom Events. 859-261-6795; Newport.


Weight Loss Class, 6:30-7 p.m., Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road, $30 per month, $20 per month with three-month membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-8028965. Independence. Healthy Happy Hour, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., All Star Performance Training, 8419 U.S. 42, Energy drinks and protein drink cocktails along with samples of nutritional bar hors d’oeuvres. Ages 18 and up. 859-912-0764; Elsmere. Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil: Northern Kentucky, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Edgewood, 1 Medical Village Drive, Floor 6 Confernce Room. Guest speakers from medical community, personal stories, time for tribute and call to action to make lung cancer a national health priority. Free. Presented by Lung Cancer Alliance.; Edgewood.


Don Fangman, 5-7:30 p.m., PeeWee’s Place, 2325 Anderson Road, Cover artist performs music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Neil Diamond, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, George Strait and Billy Joel. Free. Presented by Peewee’s Place. 859-341-4977. Crescent Springs.


Improv Showcase Featuring the House Band, 8-10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Improvised comedy. Ages 18 and up. $8, $5 advance. Presented by The House Band Improv Comedy Troupe. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Northern Kentucky Soccer Academy Supplemental Tryouts, 5:30-9 p.m., The Fun Center at Pleasure Isle, 313 Madison Pike, Tryouts for select teams for Spring 2012. Ages 8-18. Free. Registration required. Presented by Northern Kentucky Soccer Academy. 859-957-5787; Independence. W E D N E S D A Y, N O V. 2

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Pioneer Toastmasters Public Speaking Club Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Riverfront, 600 W. Third St., Learning experience for those who wish to improve speaking and networking skills for work, one-onone or just for fun. Includes dinner if pre-registered. Family friendly. Presented by Pioneer Toastmasters. 513-541-9319. Covington. T H U R S D A Y, N O V. 3

BENEFITS Tichenor Trojans Football Fundraiser, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Skyline Chili, 3159 Dixie Hwy., Tell cashier you are with Tichenor Football and percentage of bill benefits Tichenor Football. Email for more information or flier. Presented by Tichenor Middle School Football. 859-3220217. Erlanger. 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. Family friendly. $5. Presented by SwinGallery. 513-290-9022. Covington.


Brad Williams, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Comedian. $15-$17. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Thrift Sale, 7 a.m.-noon, United Christian Volunteers of Elsmere, 15 Kenton St., Weekly thrift sale. Family friendly. 859-727-4417. Elsmere. The Fall Friendraiser, 6:30-9 p.m., Blessed Sacrament Church, 2409 Dixie Highway, Undercroft. Shopping at 24 local vendors for unique gifts along with prizes and refreshments. Benefits Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home. $3. Presented by Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home. 859-331-2040; Fort Mitchell.

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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. HOLIDAY - HALLOWEEN


Listen to stories about the area’s ghosts and haunted locations during the Ride the Ducks Haunted Tour. The 30-minute tour will be available at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. Friday through Monday, Oct. 28-31. (The 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, tour is sold out.) Tours depart from Third Street at Newport on the Levee. Tickets are $17. Recommended for ages 16 and older. For more information, visit or call 859-815-1439.

Trunk-R-Treat and a Movie, 6-8 p.m., First Baptist Church - Fort Thomas, 600 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Church members line cars up in parking lot with trunks open full of candy. Children trick or treat. Includes grilled hot dogs, popcorn and drinks. “Up” shown in side yard of church. Free. 859-441-8884. Fort Thomas.


Join the USS Nightmare’s ghastly crew for the Unrated eXtreme Captain’s tour from midnight to 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, for a special, unleashed, up close and in-your-face show for visitors 18 and older at $20. The USS Nightmare, on Newport’s Riverboat Row, will have regular showings from 7-11 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 27-30, with a special Halloween show 7-11 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. Tickets are $16. For more information, coupons, special ticket packages and group rates, visit


October 27, 2011

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Make a bowl of Chex mix with some kick to it One of my favorite Halloween traditions is taking the grandkids to buy their Halloween costumes. Luke is going to be a ninja, Will a Rita S W A T Heikenfeld t e a m member Rita’s kitchen and Jack a Tr a n s former bumblebee. I’m not sure at this writing what Little Eva will be, but I think she’s favoring Tinkerbell.

2 cups tiny pretzel twists 1 stick butter or margarine Up to 1⁄4 cup Buffalo hot wings sauce or to taste 1 pouch dry ranch salad dressing mix 2 teaspoons celery seed Mix cereals, crackers and pretzels. Set aside while bringing butter, hot sauce, dressing mix and celery seed to a simmer. Pour over cereal mixture and mix. Microwave on high, uncovered, four to five minutes, stirring thoroughly every two minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool and store in covered container.

Spicy Buffalo Chex Mix

Marshmallow balls, tombstones or ghosts

“Help! I lost the recipe for spicy buffalo Chex mix. It was a hit for my Halloween party last year and I want to make it again.” The recipe has taken on cult status – it’s that popular. 3-4 cups each: Rice Chex and Wheat Chex cereal 2 cups favorite cheese flavored crackers

This is one of those recipes that lends itself to endless variations. Add up to 1 cup M&M candies, chopped peanuts, raisins or your favorite combo to the popped corn. 1

⁄2 cup popcorn, popped or 1 bag microwave popcorn, popped (10-12 cups popped corn)

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10 oz. bag mini marshmallows 6 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 teaspoon vanilla Melt marshmallows and butter over low heat. Add vanilla and blend. Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn mixture. Mix gently with sprayed spatula and form into shapes with sprayed hands or pour into sprayed 13-by9 pan (when chilled, use cookie cutters in desired shapes or just cut into squares).

Scott & Sandy’s Zuppa Toscana soup like Olive Garden

For Steve Braden, along with a “loyal reader” who

wanted this for an adult Halloween party. Reader John Walker sent in a recipe, as well – “dead on like Olive Garden’s,” he said. I couldn’t open the recipe attachment the way he sent it so I’m hoping he’ll re-send. 11⁄2 cups sausage 3 ⁄4 cup diced onion 6 slices bacon 1 1⁄4 teaspoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons chicken broth 1 quart water 2 potatoes, sliced 2 cups kale 1 ⁄4 cup whipping cream Optional but good: pinch red pepper flakes. Cook sausage and leave in chunks. Drain. Cook onion and bacon until onion is translucent. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add rest of ingredients and simmer up to 30 minutes.

Rita’s Zuppa Toscana soup like Olive Garden

A class favorite. 1 pound Italian sausage, regular or hot (I used hot) 1 generous pound potatoes, peeled if you want and diced 1 large onion, chopped 5-8 slices bacon, fried and crumbled 1 tablespoon garlic Several handfuls fresh greens, torn (Swiss chard, spinach or kale) 1 quart chicken broth 2 cups water 1 cup whipping cream or half & half Salt and pepper Sprinkling of Romano for garnish Sauté sausage, potatoes, onion and garlic together. Drain fat. Add broth and water and bring to boil. Lower to simmer and cook until potatoes are

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done. Add bacon, greens and cream. Heat through.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Soup not thick enough? Start adding instant mashed potato flakes a little at a time, stirring and allowing time for them to thicken.

Boxed made better

Blueberry muffins with lemon glaze. My sister, Madelyn Zimmerman, brought blueberry muffins to a luncheon I had. They had a tart/sweet lemon glaze that made everyone want seconds. Madelyn told me: “It’s a box mix but I added lemon zest to the muffin batter and made a glaze with confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice. I let the muffins cool five minutes and then brushed the glaze on.” 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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October 27, 2011

Time to shut down the yard for the 2011 season OK, so October is gone, and you’re thinking to yourself, “What should I be doing in the yard before the season is over?” Well, my friend, here is your “Yardening Checklist” for November.

By the way, remember “fall is for planting,” and fall ends on Dec. 21. So as long as the weather is good, you can keep on planting!

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November ‘Yardening Checklist’

• Keep planting those trees and shrubs. Keep watering newly planted plants as needed until just before Christmas. • Plant spring flowering bulbs. Don’t forget to plant a few in pots to bring indoors next spring. • Plan and plant paperwhite and amaryllis bulbs for holiday colors as well as throughout the winter season. • Check stored summer bulbs for any rotting and remove affected bulbs / tubers. • Inspect tropical plants brought indoors for insects. Rinse off plants every 2-3 weeks to help keep indoor bugs under control. Decrease watering and fertilizing for the winter months.

Nov. 1, 7:00pm The Lemming House 5951 Buckwheat Rd. Nov. 1, 6:30pm Cheviot Library 3711 Robb Rd.

Nov. 4, 7:00pm Erlanger Library 401 Kenton Lands Rd. Nov. 7, 7:00pm Blue Ash Rec Center 4433 Cooper Rd.

Nov. 8, 6:30pm The Lane Library 300 North 3rd St. Nov. 10, 6:30pm Oakley Library 4033 Gilmore Ave.

Nov. 12, 10:00am Countryside YMCA 1699 Deerfield Rd. Nov. 12, 10:00am Ft. Thomas Library 1000 Highland Ave.

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ing, and clean those garden tools. • Do not winter mulch roses until soil temperatures have reached into the 30s. Mulch your strawberry plants. • Keep mowing until the lawn stops growing. At that time, give the lawn its final feeding with a high N fertilizer. • Tie multi-stemmed arborvitae together in the middle of the plant to prevent snow and ice separating the stems (panty hose works great). • Late November / December, spray evergreens with WiltStop for winter protection. • Take your mower and have it serviced – including sharpening the blades! • Feed the birds and make sure they have a source of water. • Order next year’s seed catalogs so you’ll have

some great reading and inspiration over the w i n t e r Ron Wilson months. In the Pre-holigarden day tip: With the upcoming holidays, that usually means an increase in food intake. And in many cases, food that may be a little bit higher in calories than usual. Well, just remember that working in the yard is one of the best calorie-burning, weight-shrinking, stressrelieving activities you can do – and raking is high on the list. Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. Reach him at columns@community

Bag these worms now Question: Would it do any good to pick off the 2inch-long bagworm “bags” from my spruces and arborvitae trees at this time of year? Is the worm still in the bag? How do bagworms overwinter, and should I spray them now? Answer : Picking the bags off by hand and disposing of them is actually the best way to control bagworms in the fall, winter and early spring before the eggs have hatched. When many small bagworms are infesting evergreens, an insecticide may be needed to prevent serious damage. The best time to apply an insecticide is while the larvae are still small (less than 1/2-inch long). In Kentucky, this is usually in June. Preventive treatment in the spring is often justified on plants that were heavily infested with bagworms the previous year. Bagworms are the larval (caterpillar) stage of a moth that is rarely seen. Only the males develop into typical moths capable of flight. The adult female is grub-like and remains inside the bag

until just before she dies. Bagworms pass the winter as eggs inside the bag that ontained Mike Klahr cthe previous Horticulture y e a r ’ s Concerns female. In mid to late May the eggs hatch, and the tiny larvae crawl out from the end of the bag in search of food. By using silk and bits of plant material, they soon construct a small bag around their hind part that looks like a tiny, upright ice cream cone. As the larvae continue to feed and grow, they enlarge the bag enabling them to withdraw into it when disturbed. Older larvae strip evergreens of their needles and consume whole leaves of susceptible deciduous species, leaving only the larger veins. By early fall, the bags reach their maximum size of 1 1/2 to 2 inches. At this time the larvae permanently suspend their bags (pointing downward) from twigs, and transform into the pupa

or resting stage before becoming an adult. Adults emerge from the pupal stage in early fall. Males are active fliers and fly in search of females which remain inside their bags. After the fertilized female has laid several hundred eggs inside her old pupal case within the bag, she drops from the bag and dies. The eggs remain in the bag until the following May, when the cycle begins again. There is one generation per year. Bagworms have two means of dispersing from plant to plant. Very young larvae may spin strands of silk and be carried fairly long distances by wind. Larger larvae may move short distances by crawling.

Upcoming events

• Winter Tree and Shrub Identification: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, Boone County Extension Office, Burlington. Free, but call 859-586-6101 to register, or enroll online at Mike Klahr is the Boone County Extension Agent for Horticulture.


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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: 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:, Website:, 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: 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) 356-

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: Website: 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: Website:

10:45 a.m. Service. Pastor: Don Deweese. Phone: (859) 356-3525. Email: Website:

Staffordsburg United Methodist

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

Nicholson Christian Church

1970 Walton-Nicholson Pike, Independence Sunday: 9:30 a.m. blended service, Adult Bible Fellowship; 11 a.m. blended service, Adult Bible Fellowship. For both services, children’s programming and student fellowship available . Pastor: Bill Thompson. Phone: (859) 356-7770. Email: Website: Facebook group: Nicholson Christian Church.

New Hope Tabernacle

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

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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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: Website:

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: Website:

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: Website:

11875 Taylor Mill Road, Independence Sunday: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Services; and 6:30 p.m. Evening Service. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Family Growth Night. Pastor: Thomas Bates. Phone: (859) 356-8851. Email: Website:

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:

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For Halloween, the Florence Freedom are encouraging everyone to go as a “diva,” as in their Superdiva Belle. As part of a Belle costume contest, the Freedom are searching for best Belle costume this Halloween and will reward the winner with a $50 gift card. To enter, simply tag a Belle costume picture to the Florence Freedom’s Facebook page,

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FORT MITCHELL - SugoiCon, an anime convention, will take place Nov. 46 at the Drawbridge Hotel & Convention Center. A celebration of Japanese animation and popular culture, SugoiCon will feature concerts, a costume competition, a rave, karaoke, guest panels and workshops, and video rooms featuring old and new anime series. Cosplayers (attendees dressed in characterbased costumes) are encouraged to participate in events throughout the weekend, in keeping with this popular aspect of Japanese fandom. The convention has announced the return of popular voice actors from producer-distributors FUNimation Entertainment and Sentai Filmworks as guests, including Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Josh

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These Japanese Anime (animation) fans were among more than 2,000 people who attended SugoiCon last year, where participants dressed in character-based costumes at a masquerade and dance at the Drawbridge Hotel. SugoiCon 2011 is Nov. 4-6. Grelle, Carli Mosier and Ian Sinclair. Ayres can be heard as the villainous “Frieza” in Dragon Ball Z Kai, currently showing on Nicktoons, and has directed and played principal roles in several other series. Guest Greg Ayres, Chris’ brother, boasts an extensive voice acting resume which includes the recent series Angel Beats! and Clannad, among many other projects. Chris Ayres will again offer his workshop for attendees called “Mock Combat for Cosplay” in which Ayres draws upon his skills as a theatrical fight director and choreographer to teach how to stage realistic fights and skits for presentation.

Ayres also oversees the “Voice Acting Improv” where guests improvise a performance around scenarios taken from audience suggestion, with comedic results. SugoiCon will feature the return of Shinichi Watanabe, otherwise known as Nabeshin, as the convention’s Japanese Guest of Honor for 2011. Nabeshin has served as director for the fan-acclaimed comedy series Excel Saga and Nerima Daikon Brothers, and the comedy-drama The Wallflower. SugoiCon will introduce anime fans to the Japanese vocal trio Yamato Nadeshiko (translates as “The Ideal Woman”) who will appear on Saturday


night as part of the convention’s ongoing “Shinjuku at SugoiCon” concert series. Preceding their performance will be a concert by the Columbus-area band Eyes Stained Black. The two concerts will be followed by a rave-style dance. A considerable portion of the convention’s programming is devoted to attendeerun panels, workshops, and performances. SugoiCon panels are designed to give attendees a greater appreciation of Japanese culture, food, folklore, and noteworthy artists, and also offer focus on particular anime series or an entertainment genre. Information:


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mer captain of Xavier’s men’s basketball team, has seen this aspect of sports play out not just on the court, but in life. “Building kids confidence with what they have a passion for makes them a stronger person on the court and in life,” said Anderson, who has been training local basketball players for more than 12 years. “If kids have confidence, success is going to come their way.” Anderson offers basketball training sessions across the Tristate, with a child’s first visit free. “I want an opportunity to meet kids, see their strengths and what options there are for them within our program,” said Anderson. “Basketball can be an avenue for many talented youth to see their full potential.” Anderson has trained current Xavier’s starting point guard Tu Holloway, James Posey, former XU player and currently under contract with Indiana Pacers, and Mel Thomas, who lead Mt. Notre Dame to its first Ohio State basketball championship before going on to play for University of Connecticut. Anderson offers families a free, one-time evaluations and observation at his Saturday morning clinics at Better Bodies Fitness on Buttermilk in Crescent Springs. For more information, call Sherwin at 513-6027827.


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Baker Hunt hosts Master Musician Series Nov. 12

Holiday toy trains are coming The 20th annual Holiday Toy Trains display is on track for its Nov. 12 opening at the Behringer-Crawford Museum in Devou Park. It is the largest interactive holiday train display in Northern Kentucky with more than 25 stations for kids of all ages. The layout features 250 feet of track and Lionel, Marx and Plasticville toy trains and sets from the past and present. Grandparents can take advantage of special “Grandparents Days” every Wednesday all year long, with one child admitted free for each senior paying admission. Also includend in the cost of admissio is the permanent Faragher Train Layout and Model Community with more than 100 buildings and 250 figures popu-

lating the streets of a typical 1940s era city. The Faragher Train exhibit also contains interactive features. The Holiday Toy Train exhibit opens in conjunction with the Studio 56 Dickens Christmas Village displays. See the world of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol characters in miniature. The Dickens Christmas Village display will be located in the Immigrant Gallery next to the Holiday Toy Train display. Admission to the museum, which includes the Holiday Toy Trains, the Faragher Train Layout and Model Community, Dickens Christmas Village, and the permanent collection, is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for children. For more information call, 859-491-4003.

former member of J.D. Crowe and The New South. He began playing mandolin at the age of 10 and spent eight years with the award winning Comet Bluegrass All Stars. • Scotty Anderson, Jan. 14, is an underground legend among guitarists. Known to aficionados across the United States and internationally for his unique approach that fuses country, rockabilly and jazz,

his first album, “Sleight of Hand,” featured liner notes by legendary player Chet Atkins. • Greg Schaber, Feb. 14, is a blues-influenced guitarist, singer and songwriter who performs original and classic compositions on a variety of instruments. Perhaps best known for his work with the largely electric, award-winning Greg Schaber Band, Schaber is a masterful acoustic guitarist

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NVogue Medi Spa and Wellness Center opened its third location in the Tristate at 2853 Town Center Blvd., in the Crestview Hills Town Center. The medical spa is ran and supervised by a board certified physician and registered nurse. Offers include skin rejuvenation, removal of sun damage, chemical peels, oxygen facials, HCG diet therapy, Botox, dermal fillers, day spa amenities, a therapeutic spa pedicure, and massages with couples, corporate and day packages. NVogue has locations in West Chester and Middletown, Ohio. For more information, call 859-291-9777.

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University of Kentucky and has released 10 albums. A master of his instruments, banjo and guitar, Lake’s music displays rare qualities heard on the radio far too infrequently. Dr. Lake has been playing professionally for more than 20 years. The other three performing artists should be familiar to many local music enthusiasts. • Scott Risner, Dec. 10, mandolin and guitar, is a


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More volunteer opportunities are available at Master Provisions, Florence. Call 513205-7785. Volunteers sort clothes for quality and pack them into plastic bags for shipping to international countries.


Bowlers win tournament

The Super Bowl High Rollers Team, consisting of Lynn Winkler of Cincinnati, Deana Johnson and Penny Wichman, both of Petersburg, Patsy Poor of Dry Ridge, and Debbie Evans of Erlanger were the team champions at the Louisville Derby Fillies Tournament. The 43rd annual tournament fielded teams from 10 states and Canada and ran from April through June. In addition to prize money, they each received a “Louisville Derby Fillies 2011 Team Champion” jacket.


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Web/Graphics Support

Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation, Independence. Call 859-7951506. Looking for individuals that can help be responsible for and maintain the graphics and website used by the organization.

Community Relations Director

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Independence. Call 859-7951506. Excellent opportunity for a community relations director to help develop effective communication strategies (print, radio, TV and internet) and managing media relations.

Seeking Santa’s Helpers for Christmas

Children Inc., Covington. Call 859431-2075. Seeking a business, church or any collective group to adopt a preschool center for the holiday. Help decorate a classroom, adopt children’s needs and/or host a special event to deliver gifts.

Dance for Adults with Disabilities

Boone County Jaycees, Florence. Call 859-525-1800. The Jaycees will host a dance for adults with disabilities. A DJ will provide the music and snacks and drinks will be served.

Nursing Home Halloween Visit

Boone County Jaycees, Florence. Call 859-525-1800. This event will allow volunteers to visit with those in a nursing home and deliver halloween treats to them.

Art Class Assistant

Kenton County Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse, Erlanger. Call 859-760-2051. Help set up, clean up and assist fourth- and fifthgrade students with art projects.

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Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859-491-8303. Help provide free tax help for low to moderate income famiiles who need assistance preparing their tax returns in Campbell, Boone and Grant counties.

Grant Writer

Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation, Independence. Call 859-7951506. Opportunity for individual with proven grant writing talent.

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Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation, Independence. Call 859-7951506. Searching for a few individuals that can help Northern Kentucky youth with tutoring.

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Apartment Association OUTREACH Inc, Covington. Call 859-5815990. Seeking applicants for a board of directors vacancy.

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Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859-491-8303. Help school-age children complete homework in an after-school program offered at Bright Days Child Development Program.


The National Committee on Youth, Covington. Call 859-292-0444. Small nonprofit needs marketing assistant to help with marketing the organization and fundraising ideas.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities, Cincinnati. Call 513-636-7642. Corporate groups of up to 20 are invited help with special projects such as painting, cleaning baseboards, deep cleaning our kitchens, gardening, power-washing the garage and patios.

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Action Ministries, Covington. Call 859-261-3649.


St. Elizabeth Florence, 859-3012140. Welcomes, directs and/or escorts patients/guest to appriopriate 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.


St. Elizabeth Edgewood, 859-3012140. 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

Cincinnati Computer Cooperative, Cincinnati. Call 513-771-3262. Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (excluding national holidays). Help receive, sort, test and clean equipment.

Christmas Celebration Volunteers

Kicks For Kids, Covington. Call 859331-8484. This program provides an unforgettable evening for a group of kids tha would otherwise have a very limited Christmas. Each child that attends, alond 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 they meet up with 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

Kicks For Kids, Covington. Call 859331-8484. Drive a golf cart for a celebrity participant for the day. Take score for the foursome you are paired with. Hole spotters needed to monitor a hole on the course and spot balls that are hit there.

Visitor Services Ambassador

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Call 513-2877025. Welcome guests or school buses, answer questions, provide directional assistance, assist families 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.

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Assistants with the Super Sprouts program interact with children ages 4 and younger, and their adult companions, during this educational, creative experience. Volunteers in this position help with the set-up and cleanup of these art-based activities, assist with preparation of materials and interact with children while they create their unique artwork or exciting project.

Duke Energy Children’s Museum Exhibit Interpreter

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Call 513-2877025. Fridays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. Sundays 1-6 p.m. Volunteers in the Children’s Museum interact with visitors in exhibit areas, facilitate educational activities, assist in monitoring safety and stimulate curiosity and learning in a fun environment.

Ethnology Assistant

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Call 513-2877025. Mondays and Tuesdays: 9:15a.m. to 1:15p.m. and 1:154:30 p.m. Ethnology technicians will perform laboratory and collection tasks. Most common tasks are cataloging, cleaning artifacts, data entry and photography.

Cincinnati In Motion Exhibit Specialist Volunteer

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Call 513-2877025. Four-hour shift available Monday through Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2-6 p.m. See to the 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.

Preschool needs a Wood Crafter

Children Inc., Covington. Call 859431-2075. Montessori Early Learning Academy 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 natural-looking structures, examine textures and enjoy frustration-free building. Blocks need to be carefully sanded so they’re smooth and safe for little hands. Contact for further details.

Client Buddy (Welcome House of NKY)

Welcome House, Covington. Call 859-431-8717. Volunteers are needed to be a friend and provide minimal assistance to some of our clients. Duties might include transporting client to grocery store or doctor appointments, helping with light cleaning, and providing conversation and smile 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)

Welcome House, Covington. Call 859-431-8717. Individuals needed who are handy with repairs, building and maintenance. Professional painters, plumbers, electricians and seamstresses to assist in the maintenance of five properties are always wanted.

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Rabbit Hash celebrating steamboat 200th Nominations sought for literacy award October marks the 200th anniversary of the first steamboat, the New Orleans, traveling along the Ohio River under its own power. To commemorate the bicentennial, the Rabbit Hash Historical Society will host a Steamboat Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Steamboat travel “basically changed our whole methods of transportation and commerce,” said local resident and historical society president Don Clare, who kicks the day off with original river-related music. The New Orleans was named for its “ultimate destination,” he said. According to Clare, the idea for the bicentennial celebration came from Hanover College’s Rivers Institute. “It’s a very important mark in our history because

it really, really changed our culture,” he said. Development of the steamboat was important for small river communities and “revolutionized” life in areas like Rabbit Hash, he said. “It sustained life,” he said. “It was our lifeline as far as commerce and trade.” According to information provided by Clare, retired Army Corps of Engineers historian Chuck Parrish will present a special lecture and video about the New Orleans and the age of steamboats at 1 p.m., followed by the late 19th-cen-

tury music of Raison d’etre in full period costume. Another lecture will be held at 3 p.m. in the main barn about river life during the steamboat days, covering the Ohio River from Cincinnati to Louisville. Hitting the river town’s new outdoor stage at 4 p.m. is Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band performing Dixieland and New Orleans jazz music. Paintings, prints and photographs will be on display in the art gallery as well as the Rabbit Hash museum. Local authors including Bridget Striker, Callie Clare, Doc Baker, Robert Schrage and Chuck Parrish will be on hand selling and signing books. Organizers are encouraging everyone that comes to dress in a period costume, Clare said. A group photo will be taken in front of the Rabbit Hash General Store. “I think it’s different than

other events we’ve had,” General Store proprietor Terrie Markesbery said. “This has a more historical flair.” The event is free, but donations are accepted. A raffle for a print “Belle of Cincinnati at Rabbit Hash” by local artist Tom Gaither will be held. Tickets are $1 and on sale now at the General Store and will be sold through the day and each donation receives one free raffle ticket. Second prize is a dinner cruise on the Belle of Cincinnati courtesy of BB Riverboats. Lawn chairs are permitted but coolers are not allowed. Parking is available in lots outside of the town and a shuttle will be provided. For more about your community, visit

Nominate are being accepted for the Mary Ann Mongan Literacy Award. The award is given to an individual or organization that has shown outstanding service in literacy in Northern Kentucky. The recipient must be a Kenton County resident, a Kenton County organization or an organization that serves the Kenton County population. The recipient must be nominated by a third party. Co-workers may nominate co-workers. Employees may nominate their own organization. The Kenton County Public Library and its employees receive the award as long as it or they are nominated by a third party. Nominations will be accepted through Oct. 30.

Chamber featured in report about healthy organizations The Northern Kentucky Chamber is featured in the newly released University of Kentucky’s Institute for Workplace Innovation’s (iwin) research report that highlights new ways for organizations to approach employee health and wellbeing while improving the bottom line. In this extensive report, made possible with funding from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), CVS Caremark and UK HealthCare, iwin showcases the promising practices of 23 Kentucky organizations that contribute to a healthy workforce. An iwin Board member and member of the Employer Advisory Panel, Nancy Spivey, COO and SVP of the Chamber’s Workforce Talent Solutions stated, “The study shows the positive outcomes of strategically integrating employee health and well-being into work

cultures and business objectives, both on the business and on the employee.” Caroline Weltzer, chair of the Northern Kentucky Chamber’s Health Initiatives Council and Director of Finance for Viox & Viox remarked, “As an employer and chair of the Chamber’s Health Initiatives Council, I understand that the health of business involves not only financial and productivity gains but also the health of its workforce.” Dr. Jennifer Swanberg, executive director of iwin, states, “We heard from employers that they needed help in finding innovative, comprehensive ways to promote health and we knew there were great practices occurring right here in Kentucky. We wanted to create a tool to help employers change organizational and employee behavior around health.” In addition to highlighting practices of 23 Ken-

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Marita J. Heist Adams, 68, of Covington, died Oct. 14, 2011, at Rosedale Manor. Survivors include her daughter, Sabrina Adams; and siblings, Lois Knochelmann, Mary Christine Heist, Martha Grout, Cindy Nehring, Gina Steffen, Warren Heist, John Heist, Chuck Heist, Fred Heist, Tim Heist and Ray Heist Jr. Memorials: National Kidney Foundation, 250 E. Liberty St., Suite 710, Louisville, KY 40202-1537.

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Thomas W. Anderson, 57, of Butler, died Oct. 16, 2011, at his residence. He was a sales person for Crossroads Flea Market in Butler for 20 years and a member of Butler Baptist Church. His parents, Shadrack “Shade” James and Mary Elizabeth Decker Anderson, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Rena Fay Anderson; son, Thomas Marsellus Anderson of Butler; stepsons, William Schmidt of Fort Wright and Jimmy Abercrombie of Burlington; stepdaughters, Shawnda Michelle Whitney of Grants Lick, Sheryl Lynn


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Goins of Falmouth and Anita Fay Jones of Burlington; brothers, David Anderson of Burlington, Jimmy Anderson of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Robert Anderson of Florida; sisters, Donna Henry of Mt. Auburn, Ky., and Pat Anderson of Tennessee; and 14 grandchildren. Burial was in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Butler. Memorials: American Heart Association, 240 Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222-4904.

Gloria G. Beck

Gloria G. Beck, 74, of Edgewood, died Oct. 18, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a registered nurse for 37 years at Booth Hospital and St. Luke West in Florence. She loved animals and volunteered at local animal shelters. She also volunteered with senior citizens and Meals on Wheels. Her sister, Virginia Scallan, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Donald Beck; daughter, Krista Beck Stanfield of Edgewood; son, Stephen Beck of Loveland, Ohio; brother, Dr. Allan Collier of Tucson, Ariz.; and six grandchildren. Memorials: Kenton County SPCA, 1020 Mary Laidley Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 or Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, Meals on Wheels Program, 1032 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011.






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DEATHS Lindell Curtis

Lindell Curtis, 71, of Latonia, died Oct. 18, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Hospice. He worked for the Covington Housing Authority. Survivors include his wife, Loraine Curtis; daughter, Patricia Curtis of Latonia; brother, Ray Curtis of Covington; and three grandchildren.

Helen F. Deason

Helen F. Deason, 87, of Clifton, Ohio, formerly of Taylor Mill, died Oct. 19, 2011, at Hospice of Cincinnati East. She was a retired server with the former Bearcat Cafe in Clifton, Ohio. Her husband, Bill Deason, and a son, Miles Bedingfield, died previously. Survivors include her son, Bob Bedingfield of Taylor Mill; sister, Toni Garrett of Kirtland, Ohio; granddaughter, Amy Trimpe of Taylor Mill; and one great-grandchild. Interment was in Arlington Memorial Gardens in Mt. Healthy, Ohio. Memorials: Holy Cross High School c/o Donna Halpin or Missy Goller Scholarship Funds, 3617 Church St., Latonia, KY 41015.

Samuel A. Denham

Samuel Alexander Denham, 13, of Taylor Mill, died Oct. 14, 2011, at his residence. He was a student at Woodland Middle School. He enjoyed reading,

collecting coins and was fascinated by luxury cars. Survivors include his parents, Darryl and Carol Denham; brother, Daniel Denham of Taylor Mill; grandparents, Anna Wambaugh of Fort Wright and Mary Ledington of Batavia, Ohio; and his greyhound dogs, Jake and Kimmy. Interment was at Floral Hills Cemetery, Taylor Mill. Memorials: The Samuel A. Denham Memorial Cause Fund c/o St. Elizabeth Credit Union or

Batesville, Ind. She was a retired secretary for the V.A. Hospital in Cincinnati. Her husband, George H. Eversole Sr., and a daughter, Cindy Eversole, died previously. Survivors include her sons, George H. Eversole Jr. of Verona, Tim Eversole of Covington and Tony Eversole of Mason, Ohio; daughter, Kelly Eversole Cockerill of Batesville, Ind.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

Orrin G. Donohoe

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Orrin G. Donohoe, 89, of Grant’s Lick, died Oct. 20, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a retired service technician for Sears, a member of Campbell County VFW Post No. 3205 and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. His wife, Cordia Evelyn Donohoe, died in 2008. Survivors include his sons, Craig Donohoe and Tweed Donohoe, both of Grant’s Lick, and Patrick Donohoe of Covington; daughter, Sharon Schalk of Cold Spring; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. No visitation. Memorials: Campbell County VFW Post 3205, 8261 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001.

Saundra Kaye Eversole

Saundra Kaye McKinney Eversole, 66, of Covington, died Oct. 15, 2011, at her daughter’s residence in

Jack M. Felts, 72, of Florence, died Oct. 19, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Florence. Survivors include his wife, Joan Felts; daughters, Glenda Garnett of Erlanger and Rhonda Stephenson of Burlington; sisters, Naomi Felts of Florence and Violet Rodgers of Corbin, Ky.; brothers, Vincent Felts of Florence, Hiram Felts of Corbin, Ky., and Lonnie Felts of Hebron; and five grandchildren. Burial was at Burlington Cemetery. Memorial: American Liver Foundation, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603, New York NY 10038.

Bridget N. Ford

Bridget N. Ford, 26, of Edgewood, died Oct. 20, 2011. Survivors include her parents, Gigi Slone Ford and Gary Ford; sisters, Amanda Hill and Heather Ford Martin; grandmother, Mary A. Tid-

well; and nieces, Madalyn and Ellie. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials: Liberty Place Recovery Center For Women, 218 Lake St., Richmond, KY 40475 or Fox Fire Foundation, P.O. Box 175732, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Helen Lorraine Gadd

Helen Lorraine Means Martins Gadd, 82, of Newport, died Oct. 22, 2011. Her husband, Louis Means; and one daughter, Sandra Hoskins, died previously. Survivors include her children, Elaine Turner of Covington, Terry Means of Independence, Roger Means of Newport, Lois Clayton of Latonia and Darrell Means of Cincinnati; brother, Millard Martin Jr.; sister, Patricia Morris; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Fares J. Radel Funeral Home, Newport. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Daniel Joseph Gilbert

Daniel Joseph Gilbert, 68, of Florence, died Oct. 21, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a shuttle bus driver at Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and a member of Kento-Boo Baptist Church and Good Faith Masonic Lodge No. 95. He was a former volunteer for the Elsmere Fire Depart-

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DEATHS From B10 ment. His father, Donald Gilbert, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Margie E. Holcomb Gilbert; daughter, April Lynne Stamper of Florence; mother, Minnie Lou Kuhn Gilbert of Elsmere; brothers, Dave Gilbert of Burlington, Ben Gilbert of Taylor Mill and Mike Gilbert of Cincinnati; and sister, Mary Jane Schopp of Elsmere. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Mary Jane Groves

Mary Jane Groves, 86, of Covington, died Oct. 19, 2011, at Highlandspring of Fort Thomas. She was a sales associate for Shillito’s Department Store and a member of Sts. Boniface and James Church in Ludlow. Her husband, Smith Groves, died in 1980. Survivors include her daughter, Mary Ann Groves of Covington; brother, Joseph Drahman of Lakeside Park; niece, Mary Bandy of Crescent Springs; and nephew, David Ungru of Madison, Ind. Memorials: Thomas More College Scholarship Fund, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017.

Norma L. Henderson

Norma L. Henderson, 82, of Covington, died Oct. 21, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She worked for the Internal Revenue Service. Survivors include her husband, William D. Henderson; daughter, Sandra Richardson of Erlanger; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery.

Irma Jean Henry

Irma Jean Hahn Henry, 83, of Fort Wright, died Oct. 19, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Agnes Church and the Covington Art Club. She enjoyed oil painting. Her husband, William Thomas Henry, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Mark Henry and Kevin Henry, both of

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Paul A. Humpert

Paul A. Humpert, 92, of Lakeside Park, died Oct. 22, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He retired as owner of Paul A. Humpert Insurance Company in Covington. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Fort Mitchell, Knights of Columbus, Elks, Chamber of Commerce and a member of Summit Hills Country Club for more than 50 years. He was a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Madelyn Soffee Humpert; daughter, Paula H. Vinson of Lakeside Park; son, William A. Humpert of Fort Mitchell; brother, Harry Humpert of Covington; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Interment was in St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

John ‘Eddie’ Jenkins

John “Eddie” Jenkins, 56, of Ludlow, died Oct. 17, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was an insulator for Asbestos Workers Union No. 8 and a member of Sts. Boniface & James

Church in Ludlow. Survivors include his wife, Jerri Shields Jenkins; sons, Jonathan Jenkins of Ludlow and Joseph Jenkins of Highland Heights; daughters, Katie Newberry and Sarah Jenkins, both of Alexandria, and Erin Doyle of Newport; brother, Robert Jenkins of Falmouth; sisters, Peggy Burrough of Cincinnati, Phyllis Schenck of Fort Thomas, Marilyn Ansara of Wilder, Diane Ziegler of Ludlow and Carol Fitzpatrick of Delhi, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Memorials: Eddie Jenkins Memorial Fund, c/o Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, 316 Elm St., Ludlow, KY 41016.

William C. Key Jr.

William Cogal Key Jr., 80, of Alexandria, died Oct. 16, 2011, at the VA Medical Center in Cincinnati. He worked as a shipping clerk for John K. Burch Co. in Cincinnati and was a member of the VFW Post No. 3205 in Alexandria. He appreciated poetry, old westerns and gospel music. He was a University of Kentucky fan, a member of the senior golf league at AJ Jolly Golf Course and a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Survivors include his wife, Katherine “Alene” Drew Key; daughters, Deborah Veirs of Butler, Ky., Kim Stitt of Morning View and Teresa Hunt of Clarkston, Mich.; sons, William C. Key III of Sharpsburg, Ky., and James Key of Alexandria; sister, Pearl Collins of Alexandria; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Robert “Bob” Brooks, 68, of Independence, died Oct. 21, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1966. He was an accountant for Procter and Gamble for 28 years and a member of the Local 541 Para Mutuel Tellers where he worked for more 30 years at Turfway, Keeneland and Churchill Downs. He was a long-time member of St. Barbara Church in Erlanger. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Crowe Lee; daughter, Robyn Lee of Washington State; sons, Robert

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Virginia Mary Feldman Lorenz, 95, of Fort Thomas, died Oct. 15, 2011, at Carmel Manor Nursing Home in Fort Thomas. She was a bookkeeper with L & K Coal Co., a member and volunteer at St. Catherine of Siena Church, and a volunteer for Catholic Social Services. Her husband, Charles Lorenz, died previously.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Doherty of East Stroudsburg, Pa.; sisters, Harriet Roth of Villa Hills and Charlotte Vogel of Fort Thomas; brothers, Nicholas Feldman of Fort Thomas, Richard Feldman of Marion, Ohio, Will Feldman of Cincinnati and Tom Feldman of Columbus, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Catherine of Siena School, 1803 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Mary Schaefer Pund

Mary Angela Schaefer Pund, 88, formerly of Covington, died Oct. 15, 2011, at Otterbein Nursing Home in Lebanon, Ohio. She was a retired legal secretary. Her husband. Frank “Bud” Pund, died in 2004.

Survivors include her daughter, Karen Ryan of Lebanon, Ohio; grandchildren, James Ryan III and Jennifer Ryan Feltner; and four great-grandchildren. Interment was at Mother of God Cemetery. Memorials: In the form of Masses to Holy Cross Church, 3612 Church St., Latonia, KY.

Betty Lee Reik

Betty Lee Alma Reik, 94, of Latonia, formerly of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Fort Thomas, died Oct. 21, 2011, at Rosedale Manor in Latonia. She was a retired teacher with the Kentucky Board of Education and worked for the Diocese of St. Petersburg in Florida. She began her teaching career in mining camps

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Russell Richardson Sr.

Russell “Rusty” Elmer Richardson Sr., 67, of Demossville, died Oct. 16, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a self-employed salesman, a member of Morning View United Methodist Church and enjoyed golfing. Survivors include his wife, Sandy Matteoli Richardson; son, Rusty Richardson Jr. of Demossville and Terry Richardson Sr. of Georgetown, Ohio; daughters, Kelli Houp of Independence and Tammi Venable of North Carolina; brothers, Larry Richardson of Walton, Don Richardson of Indiana and Tom Richardson of Independence; sisters, Carla Marston of Owenton and Altagail Wallaes of Crestview Hills; eight grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Memorials: Richardson Family c/o Chambers & Grubbs, 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051.

Vera Ripley

Vera Ripley, 57, of Taylor Mill, died Oct. 15, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She worked as a waitress for Nick and Tony’s, Dixie Chili, White Castle and Wendy’s. Survivors include her husband, David Ripley; sons, Keith Ripley, James Denny and Thomas Toschlog; daughter, Charlotte Dunavent; sisters, Leta, Linda and Sharon; brothers, Jerry, Terry and Jim; and seven grandchildren. Entombment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger.

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Robert “Bob” Rodgers, 79, of Edgewood, died Oct. 17, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran, serving in Japan as a member of the Far East Command. He worked at AT&T as an associate engineer. A daughter, Rebecca Sue Kinkead, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Rodgers; son, Robert Rodgers of Erlanger; daughter, Linda Clark of Grove City, Ohio; brother, George Rodgers of Medina, Ohio; son-inlaw, Michael Kinkead of Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren; one greatgrandchild; and four honorary grandchildren. Second visitation will be 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at Peace United Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio. Celebration of Life service will follow. Memorials: Camp Sychar, 201 Sychar Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050-1365 or Edgewood Fire/EMS Association, 385 Dudley Pike, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Robert ‘Bob’ Sharp

Robert “Bob” Paul Sharp, 81, of Erlanger, died Oct. 18, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He retired from W. R. Grace & Co. in 1991 and from Union Terminal Railroad of Cincinnati. He served in the U.S. Army. His brother, Don Sharp, and sister, Dorothy Huff, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Sharp; sister-in-law, Linda Fronk of Madisonville, Ky.; and niece, Donna West of Falmouth. Burial was at Morgan Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 1 Medical Village Drive, Suite 213, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Dakotah Lee Sizemore

Dakotah Lee Sizemore, 10, of Florence, died Oct. 15, 2011, at his residence. A sister, Meagan Sizemore, died in 2008. Survivors include his parents, Jamie and Joy Sizemore; brothers, Taylor Sizemore and Austyn Sizemore; sister, Madyson Sizemore; and grandparents, Ray and Helen Hood of Barbourville, Ky., and James and Goldie Mills of Latonia. Burial was in Beaver Lick Baptist Church Cemetery, Union.

Charmain T. Smith

Charmain T. Smith, 83, of Independence, died Oct. 23, 2011, at her residence. A son, Patrick L. Smith, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Melvin Smith; sons, Thomas W. Smith of Burlington and Mark D. Smith of Independence; daughter, Judith Ann Lackman of Independence; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Second visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at St. Patrick’s Church, Taylor Mill. Mass of Christian Burial will follow. Burial will be at Floral Hill Mausoleum, Taylor Mill.

Opal Stickels

Opal Stickels, 80, of Florence, died Oct. 17, 2011, at Carmel Manor in Fort Thomas. Her husband, Bill Stickels, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Cathy Stickels of Lakeside Park, Christy Vallandingham of Ludlow and Cindy Williams of Corpus Christi; and four grandchildren. Memorials: Carmel Manor, 100 Carmel Manor Drive, Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Bernice M. Stoeckle

Bernice M. Siebel Stoeckle, 90, of Fort Thomas, formerly of Louisville, died Oct. 21, 2011, at Eastgatespring of Cincinnati. She was a homemaker and formerly worked as a long distance operator for AT&T in Louisville. She was a member of St. Thomas Church, the St. Thomas Rosary Society, Alter Society, 55 Club, Mothers Club and Boosters, Campbell County Historical Society, Ladies Auxiliary of Bishop Carrell Council Knights of Columbus No. 702 and the Auxiliary of the American Legion Post No. 216 in Cincinnati. Her husband, Louis J. Stoeckle; and two sisters, Leona Carpenter and Margaret Dolle, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Jim Stoeckle of Erlanger, Joe Stoeckle of Jupiter, Fla., and Bill Stoeckle of Newport; daughters, Margie Miller of Covington and Betty Jo Stoeckle of Jupiter, Fla.; sister, Colletta Lustig of Louisville; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four greatgreat-grandchildren; and dearest friend, Ruth Reis of Fort Thomas. Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at St. Thomas Church, Fort Thomas. Burial will be in St.

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Rosemary E. Ortwein Weeks, 85, of Fort Wright, died Oct. 16, 2011, at Madonna Manor in Villa Hills. She was a retired accountant for Federated Department Stores and a member of St. Agnes Church in Fort Wright, the Fort Wright Civic Club and Monte Casino Civic Club. She enjoyed traveling, bowling and playing cards. Her husband, Joseph W. Weeks, died previously. Survivors include her stepson, Ron Weeks; sister, Eleanor Smith; and brother, Michael Ortwein. Interment was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: St. Charles Care Center, Village and Lodge, 500 Farrell Drive Covington, KY 41011.

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