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The Community Recorder invited “Leap Year Babies” – those celebrating their birthdays on Feb. 29 only once every four years – for cake at the newspaper office in Fort Mitchell.

Hightchew leads Rebel success Like many sports, bowling is one where you can gain an advantage by starting early in life. Brad Hightchew has been rolling the ball down the lane since he was age 5. As a high school senior, the Boone County High School bowler is rolling better than anyone in Northern Kentucky. Sports, A8

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Buca di Beppo coming

Restaurant to open at Florence Mall By Justin B. Duke

FLORENCE — Family style Italian meals are coming to the Florence Mall. The mall announced Feb. 15 on Facebook that Buca di Beppo is opening in the mall this summer. Buca di Beppo is a Minnesotabased chain with more than 80 restaurants nationwide, including one in Cincinnati's Rookwood Commons. The restaurant focuses on southern Italian meals served family style with a decor that features walls covered in Italian memorabilia and vintage photos.

"They will be a welcome addition to our mall," said Florence Mall general manager Greg Comte. The restaurant will be located "just inside the mall between Sears and Macy's Home," Comte said. The announcement comes after a big year of new stores in the mall including Aerie, rue 21 and Skechers. "We do expect another exciting year as we continue our efforts to bring new and exciting retailers and services to Florence Mall," Comte said. Buca di Beppo is the second restaurant in the mall's 2012 plans. The food court recently opened Pholicious, a rice, noodle and soup dishes.

Buca di Beppo in Rookwood Commons in Norwood is known for its "Pope" room. The Italian eatery is opening a new location at Florence Mall this summer. FILE PHOTO

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For the second year, Boone County Clerk Kenny Brown is holding a drawing for Cincinnati Reds tickets. The owner of each standard passenger plate renewed online in March will be entered in the drawing. Currently only “Unbridled Spirit” standard passenger plates are renewable online. The winner will receive two field level tickets for the 7:10 p.m. Monday, April 9, Reds game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park. Since taking office in 2011, Brown has made the promotion of the online renewal process a priority. Changes made to the office’s website and phone answering system, along with the Reds ticket drawings, have paid off. “We just had our biggest month ever in January with 226 online renewals,” Brown said. “Now we are often doing more online renewals in one day than were done during an entire month before I took office.” Brown is donating the tickets for the drawing. “There is no cost to taxpayers for

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt is scheduled to open on Mall Road next month. JUSTIN B. DUKE/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Orange Leaf opening first N. Ky. shop in Florence

Owner aiming for March opening By Justin B. Duke

FLORENCE — The Mall Road District is getting a spot to get sweet treats. Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt is opening its first Northern Kentucky store in Florence next month. The Oklahoma-based company has 130 stores nationwide including several locations in Lexington and Louisville. “We’ve kind of taken over Kentucky,” said Meredith Lynn, director of public relations for Orange Leaf.

Orange Leaf specializes in self-serve frozen yogurt where customers can add any toppings they want and get the exact size they’d like. “You go through and get as much or as little as you want then put it on a scale and pay by the ounce,” Lynn said. Orange Leaf aims to make its stores accessible to everyone, she said. “It’s a family friendly environment without being kid focused,” Lynn said. B.J. Patel is opening the Florence franchise after seeing success in the West Chester location he opened last August. “Orange Leaf has a great product,” Patel said. Patel had been eyeing a

freestanding Florence location when the building at 7651 Mall Road opened up. The building formerly housed J. Gumbo’s. “We think Florence is a great location in the mall area,” Patel said. As remodeling takes place on the building, Patel is making sure there is plenty of outdoor seating so customers can enjoy the weather during the warmer months. Patel is aiming for Orange Leaf to open before the end of March and plans to host a grand opening event where customers can get free yogurt. For more about your community, visit

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this drawing and it is a way for me to give something back and promote a convenient service provided by the clerk’s office,” he said. Renewal decals are typically delivered within two business days via standard mail. A $5 credit card convenience fee is applied to all online renewals. For complete details of the online renewable requirements visit quirementpage.jsp. The drawing will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, April 2, at the clerk’s Burlington office. For more information contact the Boone County Clerk’s Office at 859-3342108.

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RICHWOOD — Louisa Luk is presumably one busy lady. While she and her husband own and operate Raymond’s Hong Kong Cafe in Richwood, she’s also the executive director and vice president of the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce and she was recently named president of the upstart Richwood Business Association. Luk and her husband, Raymond – who owned CathayKitcheninFlorencefor

20 years – were both born and raised in Hong Kong, but met here in Boone County. “Hong Kong is very westernized,” she said. Luk said she was never “shortofanything”growing up. Her dad, a self-taught engineer, was different from the rest of her relatives, she said. “He always wanted to give us the full education,” Luk said. “He always (said) education is what you can keep.” Luk ended up in Boone County because of a previ-


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ous job. When she was in Hong Kong, Luk said she worked for a multinational company. She traveled frequently and was relocated first to New York and then to Cincinnati. She kept her Boone County residence while continuing to travel for work, she said. She quit that job in 2001. By that point, she had been a “commuting wife” for five or six years, working in New York City and coming home on the week-

Hong Kong native Louisa Luk of Florence owns and operates, along with her husband and restaurant namesake, Raymond's Hong Kong Cafe in Richwood. She is also executive director and vice president of the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce and president of the newly established Richwood Business Association. STEPHANIE SALMONS/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

ends. It was “about time for metosettledown,”Luksaid. She had to choose – bring her husband there or stay here for him. Luk chose to stay. Luk began to work with the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce toward the end of the organization’s second year. The organization, which was established about six years ago, is the bridge between U.S. businesses and

Chinese businesses, she said. Though she grew up in Hong Kong, Luk said China was “as foreign to you as to me for a long time.” Working with the Chinese Chamber created “a good opportunity for me to look at China more closely,” she said. She was recently named president of the newly established Richwood Business Association. “We want people to know about the area,” Luk said. “The people that live in Richwood, we want them to think about shop local.” The organization wants to keep the community together and make them aware of county decisions that will affect the area, Luk said. There are currently about 10 different businesses in the group, which talks about both the community’s retailers and manufacturers, she said.

Salyers to serve as Rotary district governor in 2014 Community Recorder John Salyers of the Florence Rotary Club as been selected district governor nominee-designate by the Rotary District 6740 Nominating Committee. Salyers will service as district governor of Rotary District 6740 in the 2014-2015 program year. Salyers is a past president of the Florence Rotary Club and presently serves as an assistant gov-

ernor for Area 1 (Northern Kentucky) of District 6740. The district includes 42 clubs with 1,750 members in the eastern half of Kentucky. Salyers joined the Florence club in 2005 and is a graduate of the District Leadership Academy. He is also a Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Benefactor, and Florence Rotarian of the Year in 2006 and 2007. The Florence club is a member of Rotary Inter-

national – a worldwide service organization with 34,000 clubs and 1.2 million professional and business men and women – dedicated to the ideals of service, leadership, integrity, diversity and fellowship. More Rotary information is available for Florence Rotary at, District 6740 at and for Rotary International at .

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Oakbrook Cafe expanding, changing name By Stephanie Salmons

BURLINGTON — Feeling ducky? The owners of Oakbrook Cafe are. Brothers Zach and Travis Fields, along with their father, Brian, purchased the restaurant and bar in September 2010. They’ve already made some minor changes since they’ve owned the spot, but now some major modifications are under way, including an expansion and name change. The Lucky Duck Pub will have its official grand opening on March 17. Festivities kick off at 8 a.m. with “Kegs n’Eggs,” followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. There will be live music and hourly giveaways, including a 42-inch TV. Patrons can even help choose the bar’s new slogan. A cab service has already been rented for the night – 8 p.m. to close – for

Brian and Zach Fields, who own Oakbrook Cafe along with Travis Fields, stand in front of the new darts area. The restaurant and bar is expanding and changing its name. The Lucky Duck Pub will have its grand opening on March 17. STEPHANIE SALMONS/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

residents in the Florence, Hebron and Burlington area, Zach Fields said. They thought expansion

was a possibility from the very beginning, Brian Fields said, when the business next to them said they

were “going out the same week that we bought the bar.” That business stayed for

another year, but when it left last October, the trio “seriously contemplated expanding again,” he said. They took over the space next to the cafe on Jan.1and aimed for a St. Patrick’s Day unveiling – a “perfect storm,” Zach Fields said, because of the holiday and NCAA basketball’s “March Madness.” Lucky Duck’s grand opening will have a lot of activities going on throughout the day “that are going to make it entertaining,” he said. “You really can be here all day because there’s going to be plenty to do, plenty to see in addition to drinking and eating. We want to have entertainment value as well.” The expansion will include a second bar, a new stage, more TVs, a lounge area, a new darts area and a partition. The pub will now have the ability to have private parties exclusive of the operation of the bar, Brian

Fields said. They decided to change the name six months ago, Zach Fields said. “We like the name Oakbrook Cafe and we’re very grateful for everything it did for us as far as the business and the regulars who were already a part of it, but we made so many changes and upgrades ... we felt like we needed to name it something that was meaningful to us,” Zach Fields said. “We made the restaurant our own, so we wanted our own name.” “It’s different than it’s ever been and we thought it needed a different name to go along with the different look,” Brian Fields said. While Zach Fields said they hope to have a second location within five years, his goal is for the bar to become “a destination rather than an afterthought.” The pub, located at 6072 Limaburg Road, will remain non-smoking still aims to have "something going on” every night of the week.

Boone County approves rural road recommendations By Stephanie Salmons

Boone County leaders heard, and subsequently approved, recommendations for a number of statefunded road projects for 2012-2013. The road work comes as part of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Rural Secondary program. These funds are used for the construction, reconstruction and maintenance of second-

ary and rural roads in each county. There are four major projects the KYTC would like to cover with this year, transportation engineer Nick Hendrix told commissioners. First on the list is a slide repair along a 513-foot section of Hathaway Road. “Anybody that drives that route knows that we fought slides for years and years and years,” Hendrix said. “The rains last year

didn’t help matters any.” The other projects include resurfacing and drainage work for a stretch of Hathaway Road from Ky. 338 to Gunpowder Creek Bridge and resurfacing Big Bone Road from Rice Pike to Ky. 536 and Chambers Lane from Ky. 338 to U.S. 25. There’s an additional $229,678 in “flex funds” that can be used at the discretion of the county for additional state-recommended projects or for county

road projects. “If we don’t approve the projects that are given to us by the district, we still have to use this on road projects,” Boone County Judge-executive Gary Moore said of the flex funds. A few years ago, the county used its portion of the flex funds on Camp Ernst Road which is a state road from Ky.18 to Pleasant Valley but a county road from Pleasant Valley to

Hathaway Road, Moore said. Recommended flex fund projects include resurfacing the difference of Big Bone Road from Ky. 338 to Rice Pike and drainage work along nearly 2.4 miles of Walton Beaver Road. An additional project is always included “if bids come in favorably,” Hendrix said. That recommended project would be base repair and in-place patching along Riddles Run Road.

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Rotary seeks Citizen of Year Community Recorder

Florence Rotary is requesting nominations for its annual Citizen of the Year award. For the past 16 years Florence Rotary has honored “unsung heroes and heroines” in the community. Roy Lutes was awarded the first Citizen of the Year award in 1995. Every year since, Florence Rotary has awarded the “Roy Lutes Citizen of the Year Award” to an outstanding and welldeserving individual.

Rotary is now seeking nominations from throughout Northern Kentucky to identify and recognize the most deserving and selfless individuals in our community. To make a nomination submit a letter containing the following information: » Name and phone number of the nominee » Narrative account of how the nominee has exhibited the Rotary Creed of “Service above Self” through their work and volunteerism in their daily activity in the community

and beyond. » Your name and contact information All nominations must be received by March 16. To be eligible an individual should have exemplified the Rotary Creed of “Service above Self” as a lifetime achievement, not as a single significant service. The individual should live and/or work in Florence or the eight counties of Northern Kentucky comprised of Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Pendleton, Carroll and Owen counties.

Think of those people in your community that have consistently gone out of their way to help others, to set an example, and who make this area a better place in which to live. Those are the people Rotary would like to recognize. Submit nominations by mail to Herbert Booth, 6296 Saddle Ridge, Burlington, KY 41005 or email A committee of Rotarians will make the final selection.

‘Rags to Riches’ highlights musical past By Stephanie Salmons

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turing tunes by AfricanAmerican musicians/composers Scott Joplin, James Reese Europe, W.C. Handy, Jelly Roll Morton, Eubie Blake and others. There will also be a 2 p.m. performance Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Kenton County Public Library’s Erlanger branch, 401 Kenton Lands Road, which is free and open to the public. Reservations, however, are required. Registration can be

completed online or by calling 859-962-4002. The Newport Ragtime Band is one subsidiary group developed by the KSO that allows them to go to different locales, KSO music director James Cassidy said. “It’s really different and very listenable types of things that people are familiar with but don’t normally get to hear live,” he said of the smaller groups.

Clerk’s budget wins approval Office getting same as 2011 By Stephanie Salmons

Following a report highlighting the work done in 2011 and what the budget calls for in 2012, the Boone County Clerk’s budget was unanimously approved by the Fiscal Court Jan. 10. According to clerk’s office employee Jenny Coldiron, who spoke during a portion of the presentation, there is no increase in salary or operational expenses – even with a projected 10 percent increase in health insurance and a 3 percent increase in retirement contribution. The office is asking “for the same” $2.3 million they asked for in 2011, she said. Some $1.9 million of that will go toward deputies salaries and benefits, she said. Salary increases or additional staffing will be based on budget requirements, salary survey, mer-

it and/or increased job duties, the presentation read. Earlier in the presentation, Boone County Clerk Kenny Brown said staff levels are currently at 27 full-time and eight parttime employees. The offices are understaffed, but Brown said he’s trying to keep customer service levels where they need to be. “Kenny feels very strongly he wants to balance his customer service with the efficiency and fiscal responsibility,” Coldiron said. During the 2012 presidential election, Brown said staff members are projecting almost 6,000 people will “utilize the office for absentee voting.” To accommodate this, Brown said the office will “probably bring on” four part-time seasonal poll workers. The clerk’s office is self-sufficient and solely funded from 75 percent of fees and commissions collected from transactions within the office, Coldiron said.

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By Stephanie Salmons

BURLINGTON — For the first time in more than 20 years, Boone County has its own Head Start center. Located in the countyowned Maplewood facility in Burlington – which once housed the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky – the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission’s Boone County Head Start Center had its official grand opening Jan. 24. “We’ve always served


Registration is open for the Dogwood Dash, an annual 5K run/walk. The race will be 9 a.m. April 21 at the Boone County Arboretum at Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Friends of the Boone County Arboretum group. Registration forms can be found online at /DogwoodDash.aspx

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BELLEVUE — From painting techniques to energy efficiency, Bellevue will become a one-stop shop for those looking to renovate and restore buildings and homes during the first-ever Northern Kentucky Restoration Weekend. The event, planned Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3, will feature how-to-classes, workshops, panel discussions, vendors and more. Jody Robinson, Bellevue’s renaissance coordinator, said the idea started out small-scale, but since word has spread, the event has grown and now includes participants from all around Greater Cincinnati. Sponsors and participants for the event in-

clude the Cincinnati Preservation Association, Tiburon Energy, Tri-State Whole Building Supplies, American Chimney and Masonry, the Kentucky Heritage Council and more. Robinson said places like Holy Trinity School and the Campbell County Public Library have opened their doors to host classes and workshops. “All of a sudden it’s this really wonderful group of people all collaborating for this event,” Robinson said. Beth Johnson, preservation specialist with the city of Covington, said the event would give homeowners an opportunity to learn the right way to restore historic houses. “A lot of people want to do work on their homes,” Johnson said. “We want to make sure to get them the



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Erpenbeck class honored By Justin B. Duke

FLORENCE — A Florence teacher is ready to hang another banner. Sara Schreckenhofer, second-grade teacher at Erpenbeck Elementary, was awarded the Reading Model Classroom Certification from Renaissance Learning for the third straight year. The award comes after Schreckenhofer’s classes show measurable improvements in reading through the Accelerated Reader program. Accelerated Reader provides tests for books at all reading levels that measure a student’s comprehension of what he or she read. “It helps them find books they are interested in at a level where they can be successful,” Schreckenhofer said. Now that Schreckenhofer’s classes have earned the award for a few years, she can use the successes of the previous years as motivation at the start of the school year. “I show them the previous banners,” Schreckenhofer said.

While Schreckenhofer gets the award, she admits the students deserve the credit. “They work hard and they’re proud of it,” she said. The award is nice, the greatest honor as a teacher is seeing students improve, Schreckenhofer said. Through the program, Schreckenhofer is seeing students’ confidence in reading improving. When it’s time to read out loud in class, Schreckenhofer is never short on volunteers. “Their little hands are fighting,” she said. Also rewarding is seeing students who come in at any reading level, ranging from below or above grade level, and make improvements. This applies to English Language Learners as well, Schreckenhofer said. “Even those children are reading at grade level, and they can barely speak the language,” she said. The program has more benefits than just getting a good grade. Students are excited to go to the library and get new books, Schreckenhofer said. “My goal is to get them loving books,” she said.

Erpenbeck Elementary teacher Sara Schreckenhofer and her second-grade class recently earned the Reading Model Classroom Certification from Renaissance Learning. THANKS TO BELINDA TAYLOR

Smith wins Regent’s Scholarship Community Recorder Lindsey Marie Smith, who will graduate Ryle High School this spring, has won the Regent’s Scholarship at Eastern Kentucky University. The Regent’s Scholarship is awarded when the student’s high school grade point average is 3.75 or above and ACT composite score is from 25 to 28. Smith will be awarded $24,000 over the four-year undergraduate program. She has maintained an exceptional work ethic and GPA throughout her entire elementary,

middle and senior high academic career. She was voted as senior class vice president for the Ryle High Smith School class of 2012, she is in the top 10 percent of her graduating class at Ryle, and won second runner-up for homecoming queen this year. Smith is planning on a premed undergraduate program. She is the daughter of Lauren Hesse of Union and Gary Smith of Florence.


Seventh-graders at St. Paul School hosted a picnic to get to know their future first-grade buddies. After the picnic, they made friendship bracelets together. THANKS TO MICHELLE MEAD

LONGBRANCH ELEM. HONOR ROLL Here are the second-term honor roll students for Longbranch Elementary: A Grade 5: Isabelle Armstrong, Austin Baker, Zayne Beal, Chloe Black, Owen Bohman, Ethan Bull, Sofia Capek, Kaylee Cataldo, Spencer Chaney, Klaire Chitwood, Erin Coburn, Ashley Craddock; Bridgette Day, Alexia Dolan, Kennedy Drish, Brett Fecher, Lauren Fredrickson, Natashja Gentry, Hannah Giles, Claire Gregory; Kaylee Harris, Myles Hinton, Jamie Holt, Jacob Houser, Tori Hubbard, Logan Johnson, Olivia Kanatzer, Morgan Kelly, Tyler Kennedy; Lauren Lambert, Zachary Lancaster, Kendall Maley, Cassidy Martin, Sara Mathew, Anastasia McClane, Hallie McCoy, Kayleigh McGowan, Mackenzie Milner, Robert Moody, Emma Mulligan, Autumn Mullins; Madeline Newport, Alex Ollier, Camilla Padilla, Kameron Robbins, Brandon Schanding, Samuel Smith, Michael Spencer, Julia Stepner; Mackenzie Turner, Hannah Walker, Hayleigh Walker and Ignatius Wirasakti. Grade 4: Gage Ashcraft, Kelsey Bain, Noah Ballard, Samantha Belbot, Bryce Brodebeck, Jonathan Cantrell, Brandon Carty, Emily Chaney, Ben Codell; Darren Duncan, Sakeeban Farah, Shyanne Farmer, Matthew Fischer, Ryan Garuccio, Mallory Gray; David Hall, Spencer Handel,

Nina Hesiter, Tyler Holt, Erin Hubbard, Haley Huff, Chandler Hughes, Kailee Humphrey; Hannah Jamison, Sophia Jones, Kathryn Justice, Riley King, Karri Long, Alexandra Lortz, C.J. Lutsch, Kennedy Maydak, Megan Mogus, Austin Morvik, Julian Mulligan; Danielle Pitzer, Kendall Price, Shelby Reinert, Noah Richardson, Caleb Runion, Cianna Sadler, Kobe Smith; Cheryl Thomas, Madelyn Thomas, Jakob Trester, Kelsey Tucker, Max Turner, Trevor Turner, Sage Vanneman, Tristan Vaughn, Natalie Weber and Sarah Willman. A/B Grade 5: Teagan Adams, Jessica Allen, Alexis Balog, Tess Barnes, Cova Bates, Kyrah Beesley, Gage Berry, Elijah Boyd, Jenna Brown, Jade Bryson, Houston Buckler; Chris Collins, Tanner Conley, Lalah Dabbs, Hunter Davis, Colten Dickson, Ethan Dierig, Devin Eha, Hailey Eilers, Aiyanah Esparza; Roble Farah, Sean Farrand, Jenna Farris, Brandon Fewer, Gavin Floyd, Avery Glass, Gabrielle Goodness; Alyssa Haakenson, Camren Hagedorn, Madison Hatfield, Hunter Heichelbech, Zoey Henson, Patrick Hirsch, Kenneth Hodge, Samantha Inabnit; Reagan Kakalow, Gage Kegley, Abigail Knapmeyer, Riley Krueger, Autumn Lawson, Liliana Lozano; James Martin, Mariah-Lee Mason, Mercedes Massie, Tris-

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Plenty of history for wrestlers

Boone County area kids get milestones By James Weber

LEXINGTON — Dave Barnes has taught his Walton-Verona High School wrestlers to appreciate a good challenge. The head coach saw his Bearcats nearly rise above all challengers, but even though they fell short of the ultimate goal, three of them made school history at the state meet. Brothers Logan and Lane Jones were state runner-up Feb. 18 at Alltech Arena. Clay Brown was a third-place finisher. “We made accomplishments that we haven’t seen before,” Barnes said. “Each year we improve on the number of qualifiers and the number of placers. Today was outstanding. We put two guys in the finals who weren’t expected to be there. Clay was in one of the toughest weight classes in the tournament.” Logan, a sophomore, finished second at 145 pounds after placing third in Region 6. The seventh-ranked wrestler in the class by, he beat the No. 2-ranked wrestler along the way. Two of his wins were in overtime, and another by three points. Then he fell to Kevin Cooper of Simon Kenton, who won his second state title and was undefeated for the year. Lane, a junior, was ranked fourth going in. He rolled to four wins before losing 24-5 to Campbell County junior Stephen Myers. Lane had also finished third in the regional before outdoing that at state. Logan was 52-9 for the season and Lane 51-5.

Sam Steele of Boone County, top, looks to the referee against Blake Schaffer of Lawrence County. Steele won the match Feb. 18 at the Kentucky state wrestling championships. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

“Hats off to Kevin Cooper and Stephen Myers,” Barnes said. “They’re great wrestlers, they’re a level above everyone here right now. A lot of kids ran from those weight classes. I taught my guys not to run from anybody. They were mentally tough and prepared every time they got on the mat.” Brown finished third at 120, going 6-1 for the tourney and 49-8 for the year. He lost in the quarterfinals to the eventual state runner-up, then won four straight matches in the consolation bracket. Colin Roth went 1-2 at 106 and finished 42-16. Senior Quincy Page, W-V’s lone regional champ last week, went 1-2 at 195 and finished 34-13. Patrick Higgins was 0-2 at 132 and 27-20 overall. A week after being Conner’s first regional champion in six years, senior Zack Fisher became the first Cougar state medalist since 2007. Fisher finished in See BOONE, Page A8

Logan Jones of Walton-Verona, left, wrestles Corey McCall of Woodford County. Jones won the match in overtime at the Kentucky state wrestling championships Feb. 18 at Alltech Arena. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

T.J. Ruschell of Ryle, right, wrestles Roy Bisenius of South Oldham. Ruschell won the match at the Kentucky state wrestling championships Feb. 18 at Alltech Arena in Lexington. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Ruschell leads Ryle state medalists

Wrestler leaves with school records By James Weber

LEXINGTON — He didn’t end his career the perfect way, but T.J. Ruschell ended as one of the most decorated wrestlers in Ryle High School history. Ruschell finished second in the 126-pound weight class at the Kentucky state wrestling meet Feb. 18 at Alltech Arena. Ruschell lost 5-4 in the final to Brock Ervin of Union County. Both wrestlers were defending state champs in other weight classes. Ruschell trailed 5-1 in the match before ending with a flourish. Ruschell ended the season with a 58-3 record and the Ryle school record for career wins with 219. He recently passed Bryan Peace, who finished with 205 wins. Older brother Kyle Ruschell, who graduated in 2005, had 191. T.J., like Kyle, will wrestle at Wisconsin next year. Juniors Gus Adams, Corey Ahern, and Keegan North also medalled for the Raiders. Adams and Ahern both won their 100th career match during the state meet and also had their state championship dreams dashed by a Union County foe. Ahern finished third at 132. He lost in the semifinals to Union’s Jayce Carr, 11-4, then toughed out two 4-1 wins in the consolation bracket. Ahern fin-

Gus Adams of Ryle, top, wrestles Kyle Shults of North Hardin. Adams won the match. The Kentucky state wrestling championships were Feb. 18, 2012 at Alltech Arena in Lexington. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

ished with a 60-5 record and became the fifth junior in Ryle history to win 50 matches in a season. “I wrestled a tough kid in the semis then I had a tough match in the consolation round,” Ahern said. “So I came back and felt I did pretty good.” He enjoyed the season and is ready to take the next step in his senior year. “We had a lot of tough competition,” he said. “I feel like I have the best coaches in the state. We have great kids. Everyone is leading me in the right direction. It will take hard work, coaches pushing me as hard as I can, and kids like T.J. Ruschell coming in this summer to help me achieve my goal.” Adams finished fifth at 113 and was 4-2 in the tourney and 51-10 for the season. He lost to eventual state champ Trae

Blackwell of Union, 18-6 in the semis. North went 3-3 at 120 and finished sixth. He lost in the semis to eventual state champ Garth Yenter of Campbell County, 21-5, and finished 41-21 for the year. Senior Jake Williamson finished 3-2 at195 and 42-18 overall. Logan Erdman went 2-2 at 103 and finished 39-9. Jake Sander was 2-2 at 138 and 34-18. Johnny Meiman was 2-2 at145 and 3013 overall. Brad Weber went 0-2 at 285 and 24-23 Erdman won his second middle school state championship this year. He was a three-time regional champion and fourtime state placer at that level. Meiman also enjoyed his seconnd state title in middle school. He won four regional titles and qualified for state seven times.


This week’s MVP

» Ryle senior T.J. Ruschell for ending his wrestling career as a Raider with the school’s all-time wins record.

Boys basketball

» Ryle beat Tates Creek 6463 in overtime Feb. 17. Tate Mullins led four Raiders in double figures with 13 points.

Girls basketball

» Boone County beat Sacred Heart 65-54 Feb. 14. Lyd-

ia Nash and Zuri Hill had 18 points apiece, and Sydney Moss 17. » Cooper beat Pendleton County 41-39 Feb. 14. Andrea Thompson had 14 points. » Ryle beat NCC 53-40 on Senior Night Feb. 16. Jenna Crittendon scored 19 points for Ryle, who improved to 24-5. The 24 wins is a school record. » St. Henry beat NCC 56-51 Feb. 15. Annie Fugate and Jessica Knaley scored 19 points apiece. St. Henry beat Holmes 49-41 Feb. 18 to improve to 22-6. Jessica Knaley scored 12 points.

District finals

32nd (Grant County): Boys 7 p.m. Friday, girls 7 p.m. Thursday. 33rd (Conner): Boys 7 p.m. Friday, girls 7 p.m. Thursday 34th (Lloyd): Boys 7:30 p.m. Friday, girls 7:30 p.m. Thursday. 35th: Boys (NKU) 8 p.m. Friday, girls (Holy Cross) 7 p.m. Saturday.


» The complete list of local qualifiers for the state meet Feb. 23-25 in Louisville. The number is the rank of the en-

try among the 32 qualifiers based on regional performance. Boys 200 medley relay: 3. CCH, 16. Dixie, 18. Ryle, 20. Highlands. 200 free: 12. Mikey Summe (CCH), 15. Conner Downard (Highlands), 24. Zach Smith (CCH), 28. Austin Haney (Beechwood), 29. Mayson Hurtt (Highlands), 30. Connor Bright (Dixie), 31. Evan Dulaney (Dixie). 200 IM: 1. Max Williamson (CCH), 11. Cole Garriott (Dixie), 22. Chase Vennefron (CCH), 26. Chris Weinstein

(Beechwood), 27. Jacob Mader (Brossart), 32. Liam Galloway (Ryle) 2:08.18. 50 free: 9. Robbie Newman (CCH). Diving: 1. Justin Youtsey (Beechwood), 2. Logan Stevens (Scott), 3. Bailey Harrison (Dixie), 5. Louie Hunt (CCH), 7. Nick Fox (Scott), 8. Evan Brungs (Boone), 12. Ryan Brown (Boone), 21. Bryce Craven (Ryle), 24. Matt Brownfield (Dixie), 25. Gabe Gray (CCH), 26. Spencer Dummitt (Scott). 100 fly: 5. Hunter Pasek See HIGHLIGHTS, Page A8



Hightchews lead Rebel success


By James Weber

Bryce Ashley (No. 1), Tanner Morgan (No. 2) and Chase Ross (No. 77) were selected all-state seventh-grade players for the 2011 season and competed against a select Illinois team (won 38-0) and Minnesota (won 30-28) to claim the regional 7th grade championship. All three played for the Union Raiders seventh-grade team that competed in the Kentucky Middle School League. Ashley played WR and LB for the Raiders catching 13 TDs from Morgan and scoring 15 TDs on the season. Morgan played QB and threw for more than 2,000 yards and more than 25 TDs. Ross was a dominant tackle on both sides of the ball, recording numerous tackles for loss and blocking for an offense that had more than 1,000 yards rushing and more than 2,000 yards passing. All three started on the all-state team. PROVIDED

St. Henry alum among inductees For three decades, Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky legendary athletes and coaches annually have been enshrined in Buddy LaRosa’s High School Sports Hall of Fame, and this holiday season brings another class of superstar inductees representing local high school sports at its finest. Six all-time great athletes and a legendary coach are the new electees to the LaRosa’s Hall of Fame, with official induction ceremonies to be June 2012. Now in its 37th year of recognizing outstanding local high school athletes and coaches, the Buddy LaRosa’s High School Sports Hall of Fame has honored 230 exceptional people since its founding in 1975. It is the oldest and one of the only halls of fame of its kind in the country. This year’s class includes the first athlete from Lloyd Memorial High School, an Olympic Gold Medalist and the ninth set of siblings to be inducted. The new 2011 LaRosa’s Sports Hall of Fame inductees are: » Jelani Brandon, Lloyd Memorial High School, class of 1992 » Maureen Egan Corl, St. Henry High School, class of 1993

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fifth place at182. He went 5-2 in the tourney and 41-9 for the season. He enjoyed winning his final match 15-3 to clinch fifth place. “I set my goals, my coaches pushed me, all the other wrestlers pushed me, and it paid off. I’m really happy about it,” Fisher said. “(Assistant coach) Clint Bell, every single match, we had a gameplan and stuck to it and I just outpaced everyone with my cardio. It’s amazing: My last match, to completely dominate, was just the way I wanted to go out.” Trevor Thompson went 2-2 at 220 and 38-8 for the season. Jacob Warwick was 0-2 at 160 and 30-17 for the year. Fisher beat Boone County junior Sam Steele in the consolation rounds in the tourney. Steele still

» Richard Hall, Wyoming High School, class of 1999 » Dan Ketchum, Sycamore High School, class of 2000 » Ron Krechting, Elder High School class of 1968 » Steve Sollmann, St. Xavier High School, class of 2000 » Coach Tom Chambers, Withrow High School 19661998, 2001-2008 Here's more about the local inductee:

Maureen Egan Corl

Maureen Egan Corl, a 1993 graduate of St. Henry High School, re-wrote the record books during her cross country and track high school career at St. Henry. Nearly 20 years after her 1993 graduation from St. Henry, three of her running records still stand as Kentucky state standards. She started running in the state meet as a seventh grader for St. Henry and proceeded to win a staggering 15 state titles during her sixyear high school varsity career. In track, Maureen won the 800-meter state title five times, the 1600-meter title four times, the 3,200-meter title three times and twice won the 3200-meter relay title. She also won the Class A

became the first Rebel to win a state medal since the school revived the wrestling program four years ago. Steele finished eighth at 182 pounds. He went 4-3 in the tourney and finished 41-11 overall. “It’s a huge honor,” Steele said. “Our squad has a lot of history, and to be that guy to reopen the floodgates is a big honor for me. I appreciated everything the school has given me, and I’m glad I could give a little something back.” Steele said the key match was a 4-2 win over John Garrett of Henry Clay to clinch a medal, the second time he has beaten Garrett this season. Braden Jones was 1-2 at 170 and 39-16 overall. Brent Taylor went 0-2 at 113 and 27-24 overall. Cooper junior Trent Presnell went 2-2 at 145 and 30-16 for the year. Senior Taylor Eschan was 1-2 at 152 and 26-10 for the year.

state cross-country title as a sophomore. Her still-standing state records in track include the 800-meter run (2:14.50) Class A 1600-meter run (95:02.25), and the Class A 3200-meter run (11:13.82). Among her numerous awards, Maureen was first-team all-state in cross-country five times, and first-team all-state track four times. She was the Kentucky Post and Kentucky Enquirer Cross-Country Runner of the Year four times, Northern Kentucky High School CrossCountry Coaches Association Runner of Year four times, Kentucky State Runner of Year by the State Coaches Association (1990-1991), AAU National Championship AllAmerican (sixth in nation) in 1992-93 and a Keebler AllAmerican. She was the LaRosa’s Female Athlete of the Year in 1992-93. Collegiately, Maureen lettered four years at the University of Kentucky, where she was an Academic AllAmerican. Currently, Maureen, who is a registered nurse at University and Christ hospitals in nursing research, lives in Indian Hill with her husband J.D., and daughters Kaelynn, 11; and Camryn, 6; and sons Bradley, 9; Jaeden, 4; and Davis, 2.

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(CCH), 16. Robbie Newman (CCH), 18. Chris Schoettker (Dixie), 21. Evan Dulaney (Dixie). 100 free: 6. Cole Garriott (Dixie), 31. Trey Zimmerman (Dixie). 500 free: 4. Max Williamson (CCH), 12. Conner Downard (Highlands), 13. Chris Weinstein (Beechwood), 15. Zach Smith (CCH), 20. Austin Haney (Beechwood), 21. Mayson Hurtt (Highlands), 22. Connor Bright (Dixie), 28. T.J. Albright (Ryle). 200 free relay: 4. CCH, 21. Dixie. 100 backstroke: 9. Hunter Pasek (CCH), 22. Sam Mullen (CCH), 24. T.J. Albright (Ryle), 26. Davis Hanna (Dixie), 30. Christopher Schoettker (Dixie). 100 breaststroke: 12. Chase Vennefron (CCH),

FLORENCE — Like many sports, bowling is one where you can gain an advantage by starting early in life. Brad Hightchew has been rolling the ball down the lane since he was age 5. As a high school senior, the Boone County High School bowler is rolling better than anyone in Northern Kentucky. Hightchew is averaging an areabest 220 in local matches after shooting a near-perfect 279 against Bishop Brossart Feb. 9 at Super Bowl Erlanger. He had a 289 earlier in the season. His father, Bruce, is the head coach at Boone and will also be his head coach next year when Brad joins the bowling team at Northern Kentucky University, where Bruce is also the leader. “He’s been bowling almost since he could walk,” Bruce said. “His game’s elevated now and revolutionized at times. He can make his own adjustments and help the other guys.” Brad and the Rebels are 48.5-14.5 in points, where a team can win seven games in a match, and 3-2 in district play, having lost matches to Campbell County and Simon Kenton. In district matches, the team that gets the majority of the seven points gains a match win. The girls team is 51-12 and 4-1 in district play, having also lost to Campbell County. “They work very hard on their games,” the coach said. “We have a lot of newcomers who have picked it up. I work with the girls on spareshooting and reading the lane, and they really respond to that.” When Hightchew rolled his 279

Feb. 9, it was the result of using a different ball to react the way he wanted to the lane conditions. He changed balls after shooting a 204 in his first game of the day. “Practice, nothing but practice,” Brad said. “You have to find a good coach and read up on things, and the Internet and magazines, how other people do it, then feed off that and choose your own way. Practice is the No. 1 thing in any sport.” Brad has become a leader for the younger Rebels and enjoys helping them improve their games. He said that while sometimes he and his father disagree in the bowling alley, they are always a loving father and son afterward. “It’s amazing how fast guys have improved,” Brad said. “We had guys throwing straight balls and backup balls, now they’re hooking the ball and shooting above 200. It shows what kind of a coach my dad is. I wouldn’t have anyone else helping me.” Jared Gilliam and Cory Black both average over 180 for the Rebels. Nicole Howe averages 165 to lead the way for the girls team. The coach’s daughter Kayla posts a 160 and Shannon Ramey a 156. The Rebels are thrilled to even be bowling after getting a late start to their inaugural season in sanctioned Kentucky High School Athletic Association play after a decade as a club sport. The school district couldn’t fund the Rebels’ varsity status so the team had to raise all their own monies to play. The Rebels weren’t approved to form a team until a few weeks before the season. “When I found out we were bowling, I said ‘We are winning state this year,’” Brad Hightchew said. “We’ve come close every year.”


Winter Deardorff, Townsley Roberts, Claire Lange, Katherine Skeen, Isabella Roth and Emma Perentesis take a break after program practice at Northern Kentucky Ice Center. These skaters train year round and are members of the Northern Kentucky Skating Club and the U.S. Figure Skating Association competing in the Eastern Great Lakes area. THANKS TO DENA RANDALL-ROBERTS

16. Mikey Summe (CCH), 28. Jacob Mader (Brossart), 32. Trey Zimmerman (Dixie). 400 free relay: 9. CCH, 10. Dixie, 21. Ryle, 23. Highlands. Girls 200 medley relay: 4. NDA, 14. Beechwood, 17. Cooper, 20. Highlands, 26. Dixie, 29. Ryle. 200 free: 15. Markie Duffy (Scott), 20. Maddie Heist (Beechwood), 22. Kandis Arlinghaus (Cooper), 24. Shelby Whitt (Highlands), 28. Katherine Redden (Highlands), 30. Bray Zimmerman (Beechwood), 31. Madeline Huber (Highlands). 200 IM: 2. Sharli Brady (Cooper), 9. Olivia Kuykendall (NDA), 16. Lilly Morgan (NDA), 19. Mallory Meier (Beechwood), 29. Taylor Piatt (Ryle), 30. Whitney Sprague (Dixie). 50 free: 2. MacKenzie Margroum (NDA), 18. Kirsten Larson (Cal-

vary), 26. Natalie Schultz (Highlands), 28. Katie Mauntel (St. Henry), 29. Samantha Bosshammer (Cooper), 30. Mollie Bushelman (Beechwood). Diving: 3. Carly Hill (Highlands), 4. Meredith Brownell (Ryle), 6. Carly Scheper (NDA), 8. Madison Rylee (Beechwood), 12. Karly Crail (NDA), 13. Sydney Bouras (Highlands), 19. Bridget Fallis (Scott), 22. Clair Brunson (NDA), 24. Caroline Schilling (Beechwood), 25. Karly Brungs (Boone), 27. Maeghen Knox (Boone), 29. Lindsey Fox (Scott). 100 fly: 3. Caitlyn Forman (NDA), 15. Julia Johnson (NDA), 18. Markie Duffy (Scott), 20. Taylor Piatt (Ryle), 28. Abby Shoyat (Beechwood). 100 free: 1. MacKenzie Margroum (NDA), 3. Annie Davies (Beechwood), 23. Samantha Bosshammer (Cooper), 25. Natalie

Schultz (Highlands), 26. Kandis Arlinghaus (Cooper). 500 free:1. Sharli Brady (Cooper), 17. Maddie Heist (Beechwood), 21. Shelby Whitt (Highlands), 22. Jessica Peck (NDA), 24. Katherine Redden (Highlands), 26. Madeline Huber (Highlands). 200 free relay: 5. NDA, 9. Highlands, 10. Beechwood, 18. Cooper, 25. Dixie. 100 back: 2. Caitlyn Forman (NDA), 12. Lilly Morgan (NDA), 14, Julia Johnson (NDA), 30. Maggie Bushelman (Beechwood). 100 breaststroke: 4. Annie Davies (Beechwood), 5. Olivia Kuykendall (NDA), 17. Mallory Meier (Beechwood), 29. Jessica Peck (NDA), 31. Samantha Huffman (Dixie). 400 free relay: 3. NDA, 13. Beechwod, 18. Cooper, 23. Highlands, 24. Cov. Latin, 28. Ryle.





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Let Kentuckians vote on expanded gaming The right to vote. It is fundamental to us as Americans and as Kentuckians. Most often we exercise it by electing our representatives who then pass laws that govern our commonwealth and our country. Sometimes, though, an issue demands that the voters of Kentucky have more direct input. When a new law would require a change in Kentucky’s constitution, that decision must be put directly in the hands of Kentucky voters. Often, these are decisions that have such pivotal impact that they should be decided by the majority of Kentuckians – not just a majority of their representatives. That is the situation we face as we try to recapture some of the gaming dollars – Kentucky dollars – that are leaving our state by the truckload. If Kentuckians are going to spend that kind of money on entertainment, let’s spend it and tax it at home. Hundreds of millions of

dollars in tax revenue are leaving our state as thousands of Kentuckians drive to Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Steve West Virginia Beshear and elsewhere to spend their COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST entertainment COLUMNIST dollars on gaming. Kentucky money is funding early childhood education, schools, libraries, police officers, roads and bridges in our neighboring states. It makes no sense to continue watching that happen. Furthermore, one of Kentucky’s signature industries – our equine industry – is losing stature as other states use gaming earnings to boost purses and breeders’ incentives. They’re luring race horses, broodmares and stallions away from the Horse Capital of the World, as well as the jobs that go with them. We can – and must – re-

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Speak for yourself, not on behalf of others

In response to the editorial contribution of Ms. Rowles, Covington, titled “Confusing creation story with history,” I would like to add a postscript. Ms. Rowles asserts an opinion for a “legion” of Christians, but her response does not identify the authority to speak for anyone other than herself. I respect her right to share her comments with other readers; this dialogue is essential to a democratic society. However, I believe that we should only assert our views on a given issue and refrain from generalizing beliefs of a given class unless elected or appointed to do so. As for my opinion, I believe the first sentence in the Bible: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1-2 (NIV). To me, the remaining sentences of the Bible exist because of the first. If creation is an allegory, could grace and resurrection be allegory as well? Please don’t misunderstand the intent of this letter; it isn’t to criticize others’ views or the right to express them. I also don’t want to spark a theological debate in this column. These conversations can be passionately charged for a variety of reasons; the matter will not be resolved with a barrage of editorial content from each side. I simply want to request that we each only assert our own opinions on a given matter and refrain from speaking on behalf of a certain group (i.e. “legion of Christians”) unless duly appointed to do so.

Clayton James Florence

Legislation is flawed

During the recent Northern Kentucky Day Event of the Chamber of Commerce, it was reported that both David Williams and Greg Stumbo expressed opposition to the Beshear gambling amendment. I was delighted to see this kind of bipartisan work against flawed legislation and potentially damaging constitutional

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language. The House made a promise under the leadership of Rep. Bill Donnermeyer years ago, and I think they should uphold that and allow the people to decide. It was also noted that Sen. David Williams criticized the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce for being single-minded in their support of the expansion of gaming. The Chamber is supposed to be a probusiness organization with multiple issues such as tax reform, prevailing wage and job creation. I applaud President Williams’ criticism of the Chamber and its singledminded approach. I also applaud Speaker Stumbo’s comments against “giving one industry a monopoly” and changing a constitution that would “provide a license to one industry.” I found it shocking that the Northern Kentucky Chamber President Steve Stevens even spoke to this criticism and said that “we are not talking about it out loud, but we will when we believe the time is right.” Aside from the fact that a business association does not set the agenda or timing of such, we all know that the timing for growth and job creation is now.



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verse that trend. That is why I, along with many of our legislators from both political parties, propose to give the voters of Kentucky the opportunity to allow similar types of expanded gaming in our commonwealth, and keep that money inside our borders. This week, Sen. Damon Thayer and I introduced a constitutional amendment in the state Senate that would allow you – the citizens of this state – the opportunity to decide if our state should reap the benefits of expanded gaming in Kentucky. This bill is co-sponsored by both Republicans and Democrats in the Senate. A change to Kentucky’s constitution would require the approval of an amendment during the next general election, in November. Before that vote can happen, your senators and representatives in Frankfort will have to decide to put it on the ballot. Only then do you get to exercise your right and make your voice heard in how

we chart the future in Kentucky. The proposed biennial budget is bleak, thanks to a sagging national economy and slow-torecover state revenues. All the big cost-saving measures have been taken. Deep and painful cuts are being made across state government. Even critical areas like education will see some reductions, though not as much as most state services. Agencies and services will be cut to the bone. We are running a real risk of taking steps backward in multiple areas – education, public protection, job creation – and until our state generates more revenue, we will always fall behind. It’s simply time for us to decide where we want to go as a state. We can muddle along, and we can keep our head just above water. But is just getting by enough for our families, for our children, or for our future? We don’t think so. If we want to attack the fundamental weak-

nesses that have held our state back for generations, it has to begin with more revenue. We can step out and really attack these persistent weaknesses such as education, health and job training. We can do it by getting expanded gaming on the ballot and letting people vote on it this November. We’ve all heard arguments for or against allowing expanded gaming in Kentucky. But what we haven’t heard is one single reason why Kentuckians shouldn’t be allowed to vote on it and make the decision themselves. Those elected officials who disagree with expanded gaming should not deny their fellow citizens the right to vote on the issue. Kentuckians deserve the opportunity to cast their ballots and have their votes counted on this important question. We want to hear your voices on this issue in November. Steve Beshear is the governor of Kentucky.

Much to do at the halfway point This past week we reached the halfway point of the 2012 Legislative Session, and the best way to describe it is like Secretariat running at the back of the pack. But like the great horse’s run to the Triple Crown, it is my hope we finish very strong. Redistricting has dominated the discussion during the first 30 days of this year’s session. Majority leadership in the House and Senate did finally reach a compromise on new lines for congressional districts with the passage of House Bill 302. However many members of both chambers continue to have great concerns, both in the shifting of counties and also reopening the filing deadline for congressional candidates. By reopening the deadline several days after filings for congressional races have closed, we are sliding down a slippery slope that could have great implications later. As for House and Senate redistricting, majority leadership in the House and Senate through the guise of the Legis-

lative Research Commission decided to appeal a lower court ruling declaring new district boundaries unconstiSal tutional to the Santoro Kentucky Supreme Court. It COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST remains to be COLUMNIST seen when the high court could rule and what impact it could have on the General Assembly. Despite ongoing issues with redistricting we have been able to pass several bills, including House Bill 121 which passed both chambers this week. House Bill 121 requires any Prisoner of War/Missing in Action flags purchased and displayed by a public institution be manufactured in the United States. In addition, the House has also passed bills dealing with teacher evaluation, advertising on school buses, requiring statewide candidates to file financial

reports electronically, and expansion of incentives for the creation and development of alternative energy sources. All in all, more than 60 bills have been passed by the House since the start of this year’s session. However we still have a lot of work to do on important legislation, including drafting a new two-year budget for the commonwealth and consideration of other bills that are in the public eye, including proposals on expanded gaming, making pseudoephedrine available only by a prescription, and raising the dropout age. It is my hope that as the General Assembly heads down the stretch for this year’s session we can finish strong in accomplishing what you, the voter, elects us to do. As always, I welcome your comments and concerns for the upcoming session. I can be reached through the toll-free message line in Frankfort at 1-800-372-7181. State Rep. Sal Santoro, R-Florence, is a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives.

WHEN THEY MEET Boone County Fiscal Court

2950 Washington St., Burlington, KY 41005 859-334-2242 Meets 5:30 p.m., twice a month (Tuesdays). Judge-executive Gary Moore; Matt Dedden, commissioner District 1; Dr. Charlie Kenner, commissioner District 2; Charlie Walton, commissioner District 3. www.boonecountyky. org

City of Florence

8100 Ewing Blvd. Florence, KY

859-647-8177 Meets the first four Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m.

City of Union

1843 Mt. Zion Rd., Union, KY 41091 859-384-1511 Meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month

City of Walton

40 North Main St., Walton, KY 859-485-4383 Meets the second Monday of the

month at 7:30 p.m.

Boone County Schools

8330 U.S. 42, Florence KY 859-283-1003 Meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at 99 Center St., Florence. www.boone.kyschools. us

Walton-Verona Schools

16 School Road, Walton, KY 859-485-4181 Meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.


Mitch McConnell Washington D.C. phone: 202-224-2541 Local phone: 859-578-0188 Website: http://mcconnell. Rand Paul Washington D.C. phone: 202-224-4343

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Geoff Davis, Fourth District Washington, D.C. phone: 202-225-3465 Local phone: 859-426-0080

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State Senator

John Schickel, District 11 Frankfort phone: 502-564-8100 ext. 617 Local phone: 859-384-7506

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“Leap Year Babies” gather at the Recorder for an early birthday celebration. Seated, from left, are Amy Arlinghaus of Villa Hills and Megan Steffen of Crescent Springs. Standing: Eric Babanskyj of Independence and Jim Johnson of Florence. All will celebrate their once-every-four-years birthday on Feb. 29. NANCY DALY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


FEB. 29

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Once every four years, an extra day gets tacked onto February so that our calendar aligns with the astronomical year. That’s why we have Leap Year babies, those born on Feb. 29. They’ll celebrate their actual birthday next Wednesday for the first time since 2008. It’s a day for good-natured teasing and special celebrations. The Recorder hosted a get-together on Feb. 18 for Leap Year babies from Boone and Kenton counties. “I have a daughter that just turned 50 on Jan. 1 and I always tease her I’m younger than she is,” said Barbara Jean Smith of Florence. On Feb. 29 Smith will celebrate her 18th birthday, but she’ll be 72 years old. Growing up, “we’d always have a special cake from Latonia Bakery. Now we go to Emerson’s. It has to be a white cake with white icing,” Smith said. Jim Johnson, a retired educator and athletic director in Kenton County Schools, heard teasing from other kids when he was younger. “Sometimes I got into fights because I was 8 years old and they told me I was 2,” Johnson said with a laugh. In his first year teaching at Lloyd High School, “I turned 6 and the librarians gave me a stuffed mouse. “They said every 6-year-old should have a stuffed animal,” said Johnson, who’ll celebrate his 16th birthday next Wednesday. (That’ll make him 64.)

fice manager recently said, “we won’t have to argue with Rick this year over these darn doughnuts.” Like most Leap Year babies, Megan Steffen of Crescent Springs celebrates on Feb. 28 or March 1 in the off years. On the actual Leap Year, “It’s just an extra special birthday because the other ones don’t even feel like your birthday,” she said. “I want to have one of my kids on my birthday,” said Steffen, a bank officer who’ll celebrate her seventh birthday (28 in calendar years). Steffen got the nickname “Skippy” when she was little because she used to skip on the soccer field. Later, though, people assumed it was because her birthdays were skipped. “I actually met two girls in college from around here who were born on the exact same day,” Steffen said.

A Leap Year cruise

Amy Arlinghaus of Villa Hills remembers some very special Leap Year celebrations of her birthday growing up. “When I was 4, I went on the ‘Uncle Al Show,’” she said. At age 8 she went on the “Skipper Ryle Show.”

“One time we went on a cruise and it was a Leap Day cruise. There were probably eight or10 of us. If you were a Leap Year baby you got a balcony upgrade,” Arlinghaus said. The cruise went to Key West and Cozumel. Her five children always got a kick out their mom’s special birthday. “When they were older than me they thought that was really funny,” said Arlinghaus, who will turn 14 this year (real age, 56). Stegner’s family also had special celebrations. “For a few years in a row, (the whole family) always went to Perfect North” for his birthday. Smith, the Florence resident, said one time her Feb. 29 birthday created some official confusion. “I went to the courthouse to get my driver’s license renewed and they sent it to me for March. I knew it was wrong and I would be driving illegally because that’s a month overdue,” Smith said. She went back to the courthouse and said, “Sorry I’m one of those odd people with a Leap Year birthday” and got it fixed.

Every four years an extra day has to be added to the modern calendar to keep it in sync with the Earth’s actual revolution period around the sun and the four seasons. While our calendar year is 365 days long, it actually takes us 364.2422 days to orbit the sun. If we didn’t make this adjustment in about 100 years we’d be celebrating the 4th of July in the middle of June. Source: Cincinnati Astronomical Society

Confusing to bureaucrats “I’ve had people card me and ask me how old I am and they think my ID is fake. I say it’s really Leap Day, it’s not fake,” Stegner said. “I’ve had people actually change my date of birth on applications,” Hatton said. “They scratch out the 29th and put the 28th. I call them up and say you changed my birthday. They say it won’t go in the computer. Their computer system isn’t geared toward that.” Every year Smith gets a kick out of going to Stith Funeral Home in Florence to get a new complimentary calendar. While there she usually runs into Doug Stith, Boone County coroner, who is also a Leap Year baby. “I tease him when I go in to get the calendar. ‘Oh Doug, you get a birthday this year,’” Smith said. Despite the minor hassles, most of the Leap Year babies say they enjoy the oddity of their once-every-fouryears birthday. “I kind of enjoy it,” Hatton said. “It gives you some extra attention and I hear from people I haven’t heard from in awhile.”

Good-natured teasing

“My friends teased me all the time about it,” said Josh Stegner, a University of Cincinnati sophomore from Lakeside Park. “I don’t take it personally. I’m special and they’re not.” The sports administration major will have his fifth birthday (making him 20). Rick Hatton, who’ll turn 15 in “leap years,” is a project manager for an insurance restoration firm and dive instructor for Boone County Water Rescue. “My older grandkids get a kick out of it. They always kid me that they’re older than me,” said Hatton, of Union, who’ll turn 60. Hatton makes the most of his Leap Year birthday at work. Anybody with a birthday brings in doughnuts for the whole office. He usually gets to argue that he’s not technically responsible for bringing in the treats, though his of-

Eric Babanskyj, right, enjoys an early Leap Year birthday celebration at the Recorder with his daughter Ella, 6, left, and August, 3. The family lives in Independence. NANCY DALY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER



first 50 years of the golden era of Cincinnati Radio with local Arcadia Publishing author Michael A. Martini. Free. Registration required. 859-962-4002. Erlanger. PEP Information Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Burlington Baptist Church, 3031 Washington St., Education Building, Room 100. Learn about unique and effective concept in education for 7th-12th grade students. Ages 7-12. Free. Presented by Providence Extension Program. 859-663-8315; Burlington.

Art Exhibits Beyond The Brush - A Collaborative Art Show, 7-10 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, 8406 U.S. 42, Works of local artists C. Pic Michel, Louise Aug, Kevin McQuade and Kyle Carpenter. Each brings a unique style and approach to their work that challenges the traditional constructs of the paint and canvas. Free. Through March 3. 859-3795143. Florence.


Exercise Classes

Just Wish For It Gala, 8 p.m.midnight, The Madison Event Center, 700 Madison Ave., Silent auction, DJ and dancing. Drinks and appetizers included in admission. Benefits Make-aWish Foundation. $30. 859-2913300. Covington. Cincinnati YPACS Wine Tasting, 6:30-9 p.m., Embassy Suites Rivercenter, 10 E. Rivercenter Blvd., Presented by Cincinnati YPACS. Benefits the American Cancer Society. Wine provided by Treasury Wine Estates. Benefits Benefits the American Cancer Society. $30 person advance; $50 couple advance; $40. 859-261-8400. Covington.

With the start of Lent, local organizations, schools and churches will be offering fish fries on Fridays Feb. 24 through April 6. Be sure to check out the fish fry listings here on the calendar page and throughout the paper. Pictured are Peter and Angie Thaler of Crittenden with their sons at a previous fish fry at St. Joseph Academy in Walton. FILE PHOTO


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Community Dance Couples Date Night Dancing, 6:30-9 p.m., Elmcroft Senior Living, 212 Main St., Ages 18 and up. Sodas and snacks provided. Learn swing, salsa, foxtrot, line dancing and more. Ages 18 and up. $20. Presented by LA Talent Academy. 859-496-2088; Florence.

Special Events Youth Sports

Dining Events Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-8 p.m., St. Joseph Academy, 48 Needmore St., Fried or baked fish, shrimp, children’s pizza dinner, desserts, drinks and sides. Cash drawing for those attending all six Fridays. Drive-through available. Family friendly. $40-$45 family dinners; $9.50 dinners; $6.50 seniors and children’s dinners; $5 children’s pizza dinner. 859-485-6444; Walton. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Florence Elks Lodge 314, 7704 Dixie Highway, Upper level. Hand-breaded cod dinners. 859-746-3557. Florence. St. Timothy Lenten Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., St. Timothy Parish, 10272 U.S. 42, Baked and fried fish dinners and sandwiches, shrimp dinner, pizza and desserts. Dine-in 5-7:30 p.m., drivethru 4:30-7p.m. Carryout available. Family friendly. $4-$8.50. 859-384-1100; Union. Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., Fellowcraft Club of Burlington Lodge 264, 7072 Pleasant Valley Road, Meals, side items, beverages and dessert. Family friendly. $7, $4 children’s plate, $4 fish sandwich. 859-746-3225. Florence.

"Beyond The Brush," a collaborative art show, will be at Boleros Dance Club, 8406 U.S. 42 in Florence through March 3. Works by local artists C. Pic Michel, Louise Aug, Kevin McQuade and Kyle Carpenter will be on display. Pictured is "Fools Fall" by C. Pic Michel. THANKS TO GARY BLEVINS

Literary - Libraries Zak Morgan, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Clap, jump and dance along to energetic musical show. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Burlington.

Music - Rock The Truth, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., WilKat Tavern, 8074 U.S. 42, Free. 859-746-3600; Florence.

Recreation Duplicate Bridge, 6-9 p.m., Panorama Plus, 8510 Old Toll Road, Common Room. Open to all players. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Boone County Bridge Center. Through Dec. 21. 859-391-8639; Florence.

MONDAY, FEB. 27 Civic Tea Party Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Sub Station II, 7905 Dream St., Meet and discuss limited government, free markets and fiscal responsibility. Free. Presented by Grassroots Tea Party of Boone County. 859-746-3573; Florence.

Exercise Classes

If the sap is ready Sugar Camp - Makin' Maple Syrup will be 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Feb. 27 through March 3, at Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road in Covington. Reservations required for time slots Monday-Friday. No reservations needed Saturday, March 3. To schedule a visit, call 859-525-7529. Pictured is Michael Strohm at last year's Sugar Camp. FILE PHOTO A’cat’emy Awards Extravaganza, 6:30-10 p.m., Gardens of Park Hills, 1622 Dixie Highway, Red carpet entry with guest "paparazzi" photos, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, full plated dinner, dessert and glass of wine (vegetarian options available), movie trivia for prizes. Silent auction and called auction benefitting Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic. With host Katy Morgan, FOX 19 Meteorologist. $50. RSVP by Feb. 13. Presented by Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic. 513-871-7297. Park Hills.

Literary - Libraries

Beyond The Brush - A Collaborative Art Show, 7-10 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, Free. 859379-5143. Florence.


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Art Exhibits

SUNDAY, FEB. 26 Boone County Parks: Basics of Fly Tying, 2:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn basics of tying flies. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington.

Bouncing Babies, 10 a.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Get active with your little one as you bounce and play on special baby playground. Ages 2 and under. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington.


Become a Soccer Referee, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Grade 9 entry-level one-day course., Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Re-certification for 2012 or become new referee. $65. Reservations required. Presented by KY Soccer Referee Association Inc.. Through March 4. 859-282-0222; Crestview Hills.

Literary - Libraries

Education AARP Tax-Aide, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Middle and low-income taxpayers are eligible for tax preparation service. Those with complex tax returns advised to seek professional assistance. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Burlington.

Zumba Class, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Turkey Foot Middle School, 3230 Turkey Foot Road, Cafeteria. Exotic rhythms set to highenergy Latin and international beats. All fitness levels welcome. $5. Presented by Zumba with Gabrielle. 513-702-4776. Edgewood.

Paws to Read, 10 a.m.-noon, Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Children read books to therapy dogs. Family friendly. Free. Registration required for 15-minute time slot. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Union.

Music - Classical Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s Newport Ragtime Band, 2 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Songs from "Rags to Riches: the Roots of America’s Musical Heritage" CD including those by Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller, Scott Joplin and more. Free. Registration required. 859-962-4002; Erlanger.

Recreation Duplicate Bridge, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Panorama Plus, $5. 859-391-8639; Florence.

Gentle Yoga, 6 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn basic postures and flows. Bring yoga mat. Family friendly. $25 per month. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington. Zumba, 6 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Latininspired dance-fitness program blends international music and dance steps. Family friendly. $25 per month. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Union.

Home & Garden Clean it Healthy, Clean it Right, 6:30-8 p.m., Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Discuss mold, soot, asthma, dust mites, cleaning products, dusting, vacuuming and more while exploring methods for ensuring a healthy home for everyday living. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-586-6101. Burlington.

Karaoke and Open Mic Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m., The Pub Crestview Hills, 2853 Dixie Highway, With Mike Liggett. 859-426-7827; Crestview Hills.

Literary - Book Clubs Monday for Mystery Book Discussion Group, 7 p.m. Discuss "Fragile" by Lisa Unger., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Florence.

Literary - Crafts True Blood, 6:30 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar

Path, Create bleeding cupcakes and play some vampire games. Bring T-shirt to decorate with "True Blood" themes. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Hebron.

Literary - Libraries Writers Group, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Join local writing enthusiasts. Share work and get feedback. Family friendly. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. In the Loop, 10:30 a.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Knit or crochet in relaxed, friendly company. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665; Florence.

Recreation Duplicate Bridge, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., Lower Level. Open to all players. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Boone County Bridge Center. 859-391-8639; Elsmere.

TUESDAY, FEB. 28 Art Exhibits Beyond The Brush - A Collaborative Art Show, 6-9 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, Free. 859379-5143. Florence.

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

Education What Every Spouse (and Family) Should Know, 6:30-8 p.m., Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Learn about organizing financial and personal information you should know about your significant others. Learn what papers to keep and what to toss. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-586-6101. Burlington. Hidden Treasures: Rookwood Pottery, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Riley Humler, Rookwood expert and appraiser, sheds light on history and resilient value of these treasured items. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Job Searching and the Internet, 10 a.m., Mary Ann Mongan Library, 502 Scott Blvd., Go over various websites where you can upload your resume so companies can see you, how to create a resume for a specific company website and some other ways to get hired. Free. Registration required. Presented by Mary Ann Mongan Branch Library. 859-962-4071; Covington. The Golden Era of Cincinnati Radio, 7 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Through rare and often unpublished images, experience the

Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 859-4914003. Covington.

Health / Wellness Weight Loss Class, 6:30-7 p.m., Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road, $60 for 12-week membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-802-8965; Independence.

Karaoke and Open Mic Open Mic/College Night, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Hosted by Pete Wallace. Free. 859-261-1029. Latonia.

Literary - Crafts Paint with Color Me Mine!, 6-8 p.m., William E. Durr Branch Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Paint a cereal bowl with Color Me Mine! First 12 teens who arrive will get to paint. Ages 6-12. Free. 859-962-4031; Independence.

Literary - Libraries LEGO Lab, 6:30 p.m., Walton Branch Library, 21 S. Main St., Let your imagination run wild and build some amazing LEGO creations. LEGOS provided. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Walton.

Music - Bluegrass Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band, 9 p.m.-midnight, Zola, 626 Main St., Free. 859-261-7510. Covington.

Music - Classical Rags to Riches, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Florence Baptist Church at Mount Zion, 642 Mount Zion, Multimedia concert presentation of historical rise of ragtime, blues and early jazz music for middle school to high school students. Part of Education Concerts Series. Free. Registration required. Presented by Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. 859-431-6216; Florence.

Music - Concerts Taddy Porter, 7 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., $10. 859-4912444; Covington.

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

Recreation Bridge, 12:30-3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Open play. All ages. Family friendly. Free. 859-342-2665. Union.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29 Art Exhibits Beyond The Brush - A Collaborative Art Show, 6-9 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, Free. 859379-5143. Florence.

Education What Every Spouse (and Family) Should Know, 1-2:30 p.m., Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, Free. 859-5866101. Burlington.



Goetta is a Greater Cincinnati ‘thing’

Sometimes when I put this column together, I have so many recipes running through my mind that I don’t know which ones to share at any given time. Right now I have goetta recipes, the Heritage Restaurant’s Rita signature Heikenfeld house dressing, RITA’S KITCHEN awesome chunky granola and a host of others for naturally colored Easter eggs. I guess I’ll start from square one with goetta and go from there. Goetta has Germanic origins, but most people who live in Germany have never heard of it. Inge, my German daughter-in-law who grew up in Germany, said she didn’t have a clue until she moved to Cincinnati. Yes, it’s definitely a Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky “thing.” A possibility about the name is that it comes from the German word “gote” or “gotte,” which means peeled grain. The word became Americanized to mean “goetta,” since the ingredient you cannot do

powder and poultry seasoning Couple dashes ground allspice 1-2 tablespoons seasoning salt Pepper to taste 8 cups water 3 generous cups pinhead oats

Thanks to Rita Heikenfeld. Goetta and eggs are a quintessential Cincinnati breakfast. without for authentic goetta is pinhead oats (also called steel-cut oats). Dorsel’s is a common brand.

Rita’s goetta

I’ve been making my mother-in-law Clara’s goetta for years with pork shoulder, just as she made it when they slaughtered hogs in the fall. We fry it with bacon, which is THE way. Goetta freezes well. I’ve changed my recipe over the years and this is my latest one. If you’d like my original one using pork shoulder alone with very few seasonings,

check out my blog at You’ll find West Side reader Bill Sander’s recipe, there, as well as Milford reader Don Deimling’s recipe made in a roaster. I’ve borrowed some of Don’s ideas for this recipe. 2 pounds fresh pork shoulder 1/2 of a 19 oz package Johnsonville original bratwurst, skinned (no substitutes) ½ pound ground chuck 1 large onion, chunked up 2-3 ribs celery, chopped 5 bay leaves 1 teaspoon each: garlic

Put everything but oats into big pot. Bring to a boil, lower to simmer and cook 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Strain, pour liquid back in pot, chop everything finely and set aside. Add oats to liquid and simmer 2 hours, stirring often, until oats are fully cooked. Stir in meat mixture. Cook another hour or more until a spoon can stand straight up without falling over in the center of the pot. Mixture should be stiff. This is important so goetta sets up later. Pour into plastic wrap-lined pans, and refrigerate uncovered for a day or so. Cover, store in refrigerator, or freeze.

Jim Reinhart’s slow cooker goetta Jim is an Indiana reader who makes his in a slow cooker. A timetested reader favorite. 3 cups pinhead oatmeal

5 cups water 1½-2 tablespoons salt 1 pound each: ground pork and ground beef 2 medium onions, diced 6 bay leaves 1 teaspoon each: garlic powder, black pepper, crushed red pepper, sage 2 teaspoons allspice 4 beef bouillon cubes 2 additional cups water

Combine 3 cups of oatmeal with 5 cups water in sprayed slow cooker and cook on high for two hours, stirring occasionally. An hour and a half after putting oatmeal in slow cooker, combine bay leaves, garlic powder, sage, allspice, red pepper, black pepper and bouillon with 2 cups water in saucepan. Bring to boil, then simmer for about 30 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup. Strain and add liquid to slow cooker. While spices are cooking, brown beef and pork with onions. Drain grease and add mixture to slow cooker, either before or after spice mixture goes in. When all ingredients are in slow cooker, turn to low and mix well, stirring often for another two hours. Don’t be tempted to add water, even though goetta gets very

thick. If it becomes too thick to stir, add water sparingly but remember, the thicker it is when done, the better it will fry up. Spoon into casseroles, seal tightly and after it cools, put one in the refrigerator and the other in the freezer if desired. To serve, sauté in a non-stick or cast iron skillet until both sides are browned. (Add enough salt or it will be bland. The bouillon cubes will help with this.) Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Bishop announces Year of Women Religious Community Recorder Bishop Roger Foys has announced a “Year of Women Religious,” a yearlong celebration of the vocation and contributions of women religious, to be observed in the Diocese of Covington. The opening ceremony will be Mass in the Cathedral at 10:0 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. All are welcome to this inaugural celebration. Representatives of the five women religious orders serving the Diocese will attend. A reception will follow in the Covington Latin School. In his letter announcing the year, Bishop Foys said, since the diocese’s founding in 1853, “the faithful dedication and charisms of the many congregations and orders of Sisters who have served our Diocese has

resulted in the establishment of schools, orphanages, a hospital, a college, and nursing and adult care centers.” “These ministries were administered and staffed by the Sisters. Women religious continue to be a vital part of our ministry to God’s people. Today women religious still serve in many of the apostolates begun in those early days of our diocese as well as in new apostolates in our parishes and other institutions.” Currently five mother and provincial houses of Sisters are established in the Diocese of Covington. They are the Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg, the Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence, the Passionist Sisters, the Sisters of Notre Dame, and the Sisters of St. Joseph the Worker.

“We thank them for their continued presence in our Diocese and for the contributions and sacrifices they continue to make for the care and welfare of our people,” Bishop Foys said. Representatives of the Sisters are part of the committee planning both diocesanwide and local observations during the year. Each of the five women religious communities will host one or more local celebrations, scheduled throughout the year, highlighting particular aspects of their ministries and charisms. “Each successive Bishop, including myself, has relied on these Sisters and Sisters from many other congregations to assist in answering the needs of the Diocese of Covington,” Bishop Foys said. “I look forward with

great anticipation to this Year of Women Religious and ask you to join me in praying for and thanking

those who work so selflessly for our needs as the bridesmaids of Jesus Christ.”



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Heavy rains, along with new home construction and the subsequent increase in rainwater Howard runoff, Ain have led to HEY HOWARD! the increase in the size of the creek. “We had a bridge put in about 15 years ago and we came out one night and saw the bridge had washed down the stream to the neighbor’s yard,” Kevin says. After that, they bought a new, longer bridge and erected it over the span of the creek. Unfortunately,

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With home buying starting to pick up, it’s important to carefully check out not only the house you’re considering but the surrounding property. That’s what an Independence woman learned after she bought a house with a creek in the backyard. Ardella Bachmann bought her house in 1988 and says she didn’t think much about the small creek running through the back of her property. “The creek was not even close to the width it is now. It was much, much narrower. You could stand in it and touch the sides. Since then it’s gone out of control,” her grandson Kevin says.

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The city of Florence declared Boone County Jaycees Week Feb. 13-19 at the council meeting. According to President Caitlin Askapour, “Jaycee Week is an exciting time for the community and individuals to learn about the impact the Jaycees make in our local community.” Some upcoming spring events the chapter is hosting include: » March 9: Redwood St. Patrick’s Day Dance » March 24: Chapter Outing to the Cyclones Game » March 28: Sandal Donation and Clothing Packing for Zimbabwe aid relief » April 14: Beer Tasting and Educational Seminar The Boone County Jaycees are a young professional organization that works toward leadership development through community service. The Boone County chapter has been recognized as one of the leading chapters in the state of Kentucky and in the nation.The Jaycees have their monthly meetings the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Florence Government Center (lower level). For more information email at




Derrick Zanders and Logan Overstreet served as Sen. John Schickel’s pages on Feb. 8. Derrick, son of Derrick and Angela Zanders, is a fifth-grader at Goodridge Elementary and Logan, son of Mark and Tammy Overstreet, is a fifth-grader at Collins Elementary. THANKS TO LRC PUBLIC INFORMATION

Gateway hosts workshop for veterans Community Recorder Gateway Community and Technical College will host a special veterans’ enrollment workshop Feb. 29 at 6 p.m. at the college’ Boone Campus in Florence. The event will take place in the Classroom and Training Building.

The 90-minute session will provide information about all of Gateway’s academic and technical programs as well as how to enroll and apply for financial aid. Gateway speakers also will discuss how to use military benefits and earn credit for prior military experience. Attendees also will

tour the Boone Campus. The session is free and open to all veterans. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Craig Beesten at 859-8157687, or The Boone Campus is located at 500 Technology Way in Florence.

Community proud of ‘Walton Idol’for accomplishments Mayor Paula Jolley presented “Walton Idol” Courtney Flege with a proclamation recognizing her singing talents at the City Council meeting last Monday. Mayor and City Council said Courtney’s acRuth complishMeadows ments on WALTON NEWS the “American Idol” show helped our city to be recognized nationally. Maybe she should be our goodwill ambassador, I am sure she will have many more recognitions. In other city news, Evelyn Hance and Cynthia Hurtt have agreed to co-chair the Friends of the Gaines Tavern this

year. They will have a meeting for volunteers at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at City Hall. They are looking for help for this year’s activities. One goal is to have regular hours for people to tour the home. Garrett Hensley has been renovating the past Kentucky Motors building to start Garrett’s Sport Bar. Hensley is planning on a “soft opening” this week with grand opening on March 17. There will be special foods plus 20 TV’s to provide you with your up-todate sporting events. We wish him good luck in his new business. I noticed that Dairy Delight has delivery service. If you just don’t want to get out, call 859485-0033 for a quick service of food to your door. Congratulations to

Randy and Denise Lawrence, they celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary. My apologies to the family of Theora Locke. In last week’s column I failed to mention that Theora was not only survived by her family members, but also her husband Bill. Bill and Theora were married over 60 years and resided in our area all that time. Ruth Meadows (391-7282) writes a column about Walton. Feel free to call her with Walton neighborhood news items.


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4-7:30 p.m. Fridays Feb. 24 through April 6 at 7072 Pleasant Valley Road in Florence. Dinners are $7; beverages, $1; and desserts, $2. Child’s plate is $4 including beverage. A fish sandwich is $4.

4:30-8 p.m. Fridays Feb. 24 through March 30 at the church, 4042 Turkeyfoot Road in Erlanger. Fish dinner is $7.50; shrimp dinner, $9.50; and children's dinner, $4. Carry-out available.

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4-7:30 p.m. Fridays Feb. 24 through March 30 at St. Joseph Church, 6833 Four Mile Road in Camp Springs. Fish fry will feature Mr. Herb's fried fish, baked fish, fried catfish, salmon, deep fried shrimp, crab cakes and a sampler platter. Set-ups start at $8 and sandwiches are $6. Eat in and carry-out available.

4:30-7 p.m. March 2 and 23 at the church, 1803 N. Fort Thomas Ave. in Fort Thomas. Green Derby Catering will provide hand-dipped cod and homemade macaroni and cheese. Dinners include choice of salad, macaroni and cheese or french fries, cole slaw or applesauce, hush puppies made from scratch and dessert. Adult dinners are $7 and a child dinner is $4. Cheese pizza is also available.

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4:30-8 p.m. Fridays Feb. 24 through April 6 at 605 Lytle Ave. in Elsmere. Menu items include fish, chicken, jumbo and popcorn shrimp, hamburgers, hot dogs, dinners and sandwiches. Sides include fries, macaroni and cheese, and cole slaw. Prices range from $1.50-$7. Carry-out available. For more information, call 859-342-6643.

Fr. Dejaco Knights of Columbus Council No. 5220 Fish Fry 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22; 4-8 p.m. Fridays through March 30; and 2-8 p.m. Friday, April 6, at 11186 S. Licking Pike in Alexandria. Dine in or carry-out. Full dinner is $6, carry-out is $6.50. Full menu includes baked and cod dinners, and all-you-caneat spaghetti and meatballs.

Mary, Queen of Heaven Parish Fish Fry 4-8 p.m. Fridays Feb. 24 through March 30 at the church, 1130 Donaldson Hwy. in Erlanger. Proceeds support Mary, Queen of Heaven School. Dine in or call ahead and carry-out. Drive-thru also available. Menu includes fish sandwiches, Holy haddock, fish and chips, baked cod and shrimp, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw and salad. For the full menu and more information, visit For more information, call 859371-2622.

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St. Therese Parish Fish Fry 5-7:30 Fridays Feb. 24 through March 30 at 11 Temple Place in Southgate. Menu features baked or fried cod, breaded shrimp, and tuna melt. Dinners include choice of two sides: marconi and cheese, fries, seasoned green beans and coleslaw. Fish, shrimp or tuna melt dinners are $7. A la carte grilled cheese, cheese pizza and hush puppies available. Dine in or carry-out. Curbside service available by calling 859-441-5187.

Admission is $20 and includes cocktails and appetizers plus 15 percent off all merchandise in the showroom. The event is held during the FabulousFurs Warehouse Sale. For tickets or more information, contact an alumni member that regularly attends the meetings or call Brenda Sparks, chairman, at 859-371-8718.

Community Recorder The Boone County High School Alumni will hold their annual Fabulous Faux Fur Style Show 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs Showroom, 20 W. 11th St., Covington. A Fabulous Faux Fur throw, valued at $349, will be raffled at $1 a ticket.

Pee Wee's Fish Fry Lunch and dinner buffet on Fridays during Lent at Pee Wee's, 2325 Anderson Road in Crescent Springs. Lunch is $10.95, dinner is $12.95. The following items will be offered on a rotating schedule: salad, slaw, tuna casserole, tuna melt, clam chowder, tomato soup, grilled cheese, bean burrito, veggie lasagna, spaghetti/marinara, veggie stir-fry, grilled blackened vegetables, quesadillas, fish tacos, shrimp fettucini, seafood jambalaya, cheese tortellini, bread stix, red beans/rice, macaroni and cheese, broccoli fettucini alfredo and twice-baked potatoes. For more information, call 859-341-4977. Hosting a fish fry? Send the information, including the name of your organization, menu items, prices and the time, date and place to to be included in our listing.

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Transitions benefit set Transitions Inc. and the Grateful Life Foundation are hosting “Dressed to the Tea,” a high tea and style show, at 11:30 a.m. March 1 at the Embassy Suites in Covington. Proceeds from the event will benefit Transitions Inc.


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St. Elizabeth Business Health Services is adding a third Business Health Center at 2200 Conner Road in Hebron. The clinic will open in April under the supervision of Dr. James Keller, board certified in occupational and environmental medicine. The Hebron Business Health Center will provide a full array of occupational health services including injury care and management, pre-employment physical exams, drug and alcohol testing and OSHA regulatory medical surveillance. In

Kumon holds literacy open house Community Recorder Kumon, the world’s largest after-school enrichment program, is partnering this month with Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s largest children’s literacy organization dedicated to providing books and literacy resources to underserved children across the country. The local Kumon Center in Florence is celebrating this partnership with a literacy open house event at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at 8170 Mall Road, Florence. Families of schoolaged children are invited to attend the free event, which will feature fun games, raffles, prizes read aloud sessions from classics like “Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss, and more. For every student that enrolls this month, Kumon of Florence will donate $10, equivalent to four new books, in support of RIF. Kumon North America is committed to donating a minimum of $50,000 in support of RIF’s mission. “Reading is essential to the academic and personal development of children, opening their minds to new worlds, people, and experiences,” said local Kumon instructor Lekha Nair. “I’m excited to celebrate the joy of reading with families of the Florence and Union communities.” For more information about the open house or for a free placement test, contact the Florence Kumon Center at 859-7460007 or email to florence_ky@ikum You can also visit their website at www.kumonof .

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David Roger Beasley, 83, of Florence, died Feb. 9, 2012, at his home. He was a retired journalist and copy editor with the Cincinnati Enquirer. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps and Air Force veteran, having served in World War II and Korea. He was a member of the Friends of the Boone County Library and Boone County Historical Society, and a former volunteer at Florence Volunteer Fire Department. An infant grandson, Robert David Fessler, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Rae Mangold Beasley; daughters, Terry Timmers of Erlanger and Cindy Fessler of Bellevue; son, Kevin Beasley of Burlington; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He donated his body to the University of Cincinnati Anatomical Department. Memorials: Honor Flight Tri-State, 8627 Calumet Way, Cincinnati, OH 45249; American Diabetes Association, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 396, Cincinnati, OH 45242; or donor's favorite charity.

Carrie Marie Wesley Estes, 70, of Petersburg, formerly of Somerset, died Feb. 10, 2012, at her residence. She was a former cook for Boone County Schools and Bullittsburg Baptist Campground. She was a member of Bullittsburg Baptist Church and enjoyed reading and writing poems. Her husband, Esto Estes Jr., died in 2003. Survivors include her sons, Tim Estes of Hebron and Rick Estes of Petersburg; daughters, April Abdon and Debbie S. Widener, both of Petersburg; sisters, Violet Wesley of Wright City, Ark., and Ruthie Noe of Goshen, Ohio; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Interment was at Bullittsburg Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials: Hebron Lions Club, P.O. Box 242, Hebron, KY 41048.

Patricia Borland Patricia A. Wert Borland, 73, of Villa Hills, died Feb. 11, 2012, at her residence. She was an ardent supporter of Master Provisions in Florence, a member of New Friends of Northern Kentucky and a former board member of the Wood-Hudson Cancer Center. She volunteered with Welcome Wagon of Northern Kentucky and Welcome House in Covington. Her husband, Clifford R. Borland Sr., died in 2007. Survivors include her children, Clifford Borland Jr. of Fort Mitchell, Lisa Borland of Erlanger and Douglas Borland of Union; and sisters, Agnes Adler, Mary Gahagan and Joan Beck, all of Bethlehem, Pa. Interment was at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Master Provisions, 7725 Foundation Drive, Florence, KY 41042.

Patsy Bruner Patsy L. Bruner, 66, of Hamilton, Ohio, formerly of Northern Kentucky, died Feb. 9, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Her parents, Patton Bruner and Martha Brown Bruner; a daughter, Martha Adams; a sister, Mable Barnett; and her brother, Johnny Bruner, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Tammy Hall; sons, James Centers, Wayne Center and Michael Helvey; sister, Betty Mahan; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Diane Bruner.

Shirley Davies Shirley Mae Davies, 84, of Petersburg, died Feb. 14, 2012. She was a homemaker and member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. A son, David Davies; a brother, Tommy Sullivan; and a grandchild died previously. Survivors include her husband, Harold Davies; daughter, Shari Engle; son, Tim Davies; brother, Jimmy Yunker; eight grandchildren; and 14 greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro, Ind. Memorials: Cornerstone Baptist Church, 3920 Petersburg Road, Burlington, KY 41005 or St. Elizabeth Edgewood Cancer Center.

Lawrence Felthaus Lawrence J. Felthaus, 91, of Erlanger, died Feb. 14, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was the president of Stanley's Auto Parts and a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame. He was an avid golfer and bowler. His wife, Shirley Felthaus; and sisters, Eleanor Exterkamp, Jeanette Exterkamp, Martha Canfield and Charlotte Vaske, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Larney Felthaus of Harriman, Tenn., and Todd Felthaus of Florence; brother, Robert Felthaus of Lakeside Park; four grandchildren; and one step grandchild. Memorials: St. Henry District High School, 3755 Scheben Drive, Erlanger, KY 41018.

Jane Huber Jane Katherine Huber, 76, of Independence, died Feb. 5, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She helped with maintenance at Covington Latin School and enjoyed remodeling and gardening. Her husband, James Carl Huber, died previously. Survivors include her sons, James “Jay” A. Huber of Independence, Joseph Michael Huber of Hyde Park, Ohio, and Jonathan Paul Huber of Florence; sister, Nancy Dunaway of Covington; brother, Lee Roy Dunaway of Burlington; and one grandchild. Memorials: Covington Latin School Building Campaign, 21 E. 11th St., Covington, KY 41011.

Bradley Martin, a native of Union, was one of three Xavier University ROTC Cadets of the All For One Battalion, ranked in the top 10 percent in the nation among 5,643 cadets, to earn recognition as a Distinguished Military Graduate. Martin, son of Karen Martin, was ranked 251. He is in Xavier’s bachelor of arts honors program, majoring in political science

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Thomas Kennedy Thomas Charles Kennedy, 71, of Villa Hills, formerly of London, Ky., died Feb. 11, 2012, at St. Elizabeth. He was a retired mechanic with Federal Express and a member of Crescent Springs Baptist Church for 43 years. He served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. Three siblings, William Earl Kennedy, Joe Robert Kennedy and Ruth Ann Pruitt, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Joan Helen Barrett Kennedy; siblings, John Milton Kennedy, Carl Wayne Kennedy, Mary Elaine Abbott, James Finley Kennedy and Vernon Eugene Kennedy, all of London, Ky., Helen Rese Whitaker of Avon, Ind., and Margaret Faye Settles of Bradenton, Fla.; daughters, Stacy Anne Brunker of Hebron and Susan Willette Hale of Erlanger; and three grandchildren. Memorials: Crescent Springs Baptist Church.

Charles Martin Charles M. Martin, 39, of Richmond, formerly of Boone County, died Feb. 7, 2012, in Williamstown. He was the owner/operator of Apollo Pizza in Richmond. Survivors include his parents, William R. and Neva Montgomery Martin of Walton; son, Logan Locke Martin of London; and brother, James R. Martin of Verona.

Bessie Moore Bessie Beatrice Moore, 91, of Burlington, died Feb. 12, 2012, at Florence Park Care Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Burlington Baptist Church. Her husband, William Moore, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Wm. E. Moore Jr., Bernard L. Moore and Robert H. Moore, all of Burlington; daughters, Victoria S. Fields and Rose D. Smith, both of Burlington; brother, Chester Beach of Dayton; sisters, Roberta Glacken of Glencoe and Mary F. See of Union; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Memorials: Burlington Baptist Church, 3031 Washington

St., Burlington, KY 41005; Family Nurturing Center, 8275 Ewing Blvd., Florence, KY 41042; or Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Elsie Poe Elsie D. Poe, 78, of Latonia, formerly of Newport, died Feb. 11, 2012, at Rosedale Manor in Latonia. She enjoyed playing bingo and was a member of the St. Ann's Society at Holy Spirit Church. She retired after working for 22 years in the cafeteria at Newport High School. Survivors include her husband, Edward L. Poe; sons, Edward Poe of Florence, Ronald Poe of Alexandria and Randolph Poe of Union; daughters, Peggy Borrero of Columbus, Ga., and Karen Bingham of Alexandria; sister, Rita Baumgardner of Latonia; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Holy Spirit Parish, 825 Washington Ave., Newport, KY 41071.

Pamela Sassin Pamela Abdon Sassin, 54, of Cincinnati, died Feb. 8, 2012. She was a homemaker. Her father, Richard Abdon, died previously. Survivors include her mother, Betty Watts Abdon of Burlington; brother, Tim Abdon of Chickasha, Okla.; daughters, Jennifer Liver and Kelly Liver, both of Cincinnati, and Sarah Napier of Grafenwoehr, Germany; son, Gary Douglas “Doug” Liver; stepson, William Michael Liver of Lakeside Park; stepdaughter, Angie Williamson of Crittenden; nine grandchildren; and seven step grandchildren.

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Erlanger, died Feb. 11, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He worked for General Electric and coached football for 19 years at the Erlanger Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, Linda Schmidt; children, Philip Schmidt Jr. and Michael Schmidt, both of Erlanger, Dee Reusch of Independence, Chris Schmidt and Heather Randolph, both of Fort Wright, and Cheryl Marable of Walton; and seven grandchildren. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 4555 Lake Forrest Drive, Suite 396, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Robin Stephenson Robin L. Stephenson, 42, of Hebron, died Feb. 14, 2012, at her residence. She was a sixth-grade teacher at Conner Middle School. Survivors include her husband, Kirk Stephenson; children, Sydney and Spencer Stephenson; mother, Harriett Christman; father, Robert Christman; brother, Rob Christman; sister, Erin McVay; grandmother, Grace Christman; and mother-in-law, Carmelita Stephenson. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Dora Wesselman Dora Rosa Martin Wesselman, 59, of Walton, died Feb. 14, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Cecilia Church in Independence. She loved animals, crocheting, sewing and going for walks. She was a wonderful baker and always

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Gene A. Ingram, 72, of Burlington, died Feb. 14, 2012, at his home. He was a member of Vineyard Christian Church in Florence and retired from both Heckett Multiserve Harsco Corp. and the Internal Revenue Service. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ingram; sons, James L. “Trey” Nelson III of Burlington and David Ingram of Lombard, Ill.; daughters, Pamela Siler of Houston and Laura Fortner of Homewood, Ill.; brother, Joseph “Frank” Ingram of McKinney, Texas; and two grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, 202, Florence, KY 41042 or Vineyard Christian Church, 7101 Pleasant Valley Road, Florence, KY 41042.

with a minor in international studies. Yearly the U.S. Army Cadet Command establishes a National Order of Merit List for all Cadets to be commissioned in that fiscal year. The score is based on GPA, Army physical fitness test scores and Leadership Development and Assessment testing. Martin achieved an Overall Excellent Rating in the Leadership Development Assessment Course. Five of the 20 Cadets in Xavier’s All for One Battalion achieved this rating.

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POLICE REPORTS BOONE COUNTY Arrests/Citations Roy B. Collins, 60, reckless driving at Interstate 75, Jan. 8. Roy B. Collins, 60, DUI at Interstate 75, Jan. 8. Antonio J. Piacente, 19, possession of marijuana at St. Annes Ct., Jan. 8. Jerry M. Snoor Jr., 32, DUI at Ash Creek Dr., Jan. 10. John D. Lusby, 22, criminal mischief at 6450 Camp Ernst Rd., Jan. 10. John D. Lusby, 22, alcohol intoxication in public place at 6450 Camp Ernst Rd., Jan. 10. Jessica N. Jett, 18, DUI at Burlington Pk., Jan. 11. Andrew J. West, 39, DUI at Carlton Dr., Jan. 16. Darrin C. Pauly, 39, possession of controlled substance at 10358 Dixie Hwy., Dec. 29. Kelly Perry, 21, DUI at Petersburg Rd., Dec. 30. Jason E. Mitts, 36, DUI at North Bend Rd., Dec. 30. Kevin R. Boyd, 39, disorderly conduct at 460 Marian Ln., Dec. 30. Sandoval Ramirez, 21, reckless driving at Garden Drive Connector, Dec. 30. Sandoval Ramirez, 21, possession of open alcoholic beverage in motor vehicle at Garden Drive Connector, Dec. 30. Darin H. Edwards, 47, DUI at Mt. Zion Rd., Dec. 31. Warren Brown, 37, possession of controlled substance at 3402 Queensway Dr., Dec. 30. Robert A. Freeman, 69, disorderly conduct at Interstate 75, Dec. 31. Tracey D. Miller, 48, DUI at 3472 Beaver Rd., Dec. 31. Larry R. Freeman, 40, DUI at Hathaway Rd., Dec. 31.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Boone County Sheriff Mike Helmig at 334-2175; Florence Police Chief Tom Szurlinski at 6475420. Chester W. Brown, 51, DUI at 5400 Burlington Pk., Dec. 14. Samantha J. Dobbs, 25, seconddegree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, presciption not in its proper container, shoplifting at 12300 Towne Center Dr., Dec. 14. Kenneth R. Compton Jr., 22, third-degree criminal abuse to a child under 12 years of age, possession of marijuana at I-75 northbound, Dec. 14. Benjamin A. Bellerson, 34, second-degree disorderly conduct at 251 Carpenter Dr., Dec. 14. Ryan M. Jones, 25, third-degree criminal abuse to a child under 12 years of age at I-75 northbound, Dec. 14. Caitlin S. Roberts, 22, DUI at Camp Ernst Rd., Dec. 16. Dena Masters, 50, DUI, operating a motor vehicle on a DUI suspended license at 967 Kingston Ct., Dec. 16. Michael J. Smith, 23, possession


of marijuana at Weaver Rd. and U.S. 42, Dec. 17. Christopher M. Rott, 21, DUI, reckless driving at I-75 northbound, Dec. 17. Tasha N. Corey, 24, fourthdegree assault, menacing, resisting arrest, second-degree disorderly conduct, thirddegree terroristic threatening, third-degree assault on a police officer, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 6100 block of Ancient Oak Ct., Dec. 17. Kristin A. Fleek, 30, reckless driving, DUI, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle at I-275 eastbound, Dec. 18. Anthony Whiteside, 24, DUI at I-75 southbound, Dec. 18. Curtis E. Brant, 28, alcohol intoxication in a public place, possession of synthetic cannabinoid agonists or piperazines at 5952 Peoples Ln., Dec. 18. Jeffrey S. Lathrop, 51, shoplifting at Chestnut Dr., Dec. 18. Zackary E. Timmerman, 22, theft by unlawful taking at 6717 Snead Ln., Dec. 16. Sue Meyer, 65, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Turfway Rd., Dec. 11. Katelyn E. Horn, 23, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 6741 Parkland Pl., Dec. 11. Cody A. Bundy, 20, third-degree criminal trespassing, public intoxication of a controlled substance at 5900 Houston Rd., Dec. 10. Jeannie N. Klopper, 27, shoplifting at 61 Spiral Dr., Dec. 10. Joshua W. Northcutt, 27, shoplifting at 61 Spiral Dr., Dec. 10. Micah W. Leonard, 21, DUI, careless driving at I-75 southbound, Dec. 10.

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used at multiple locations at 1130 Donaldson Hwy., Dec. 14. Someone wrote a fraudulent check in victim’s name at 10137 Timbercreek Rd., Dec. 14. Victim’s credit card stolen and used at multiple locations at 6543 Oak Crest Dr., Dec. 6. Victim’s credit card stolen and used at multiple locations at 3099 Country Place Ct., Dec. 16. Subject tried to forge victim’s name on a check at 5977 Merchants St., Dec. 16. Victim’s credit card stolen and used at multiple locations at 8825 U.S. 42, Dec. 16. Incident report Subject found to be intoxicated in public at 6167 Ancient Oak Ct., Dec. 17. Menacing Subject threatened to harm victims at residence at 200 block of Maranatha Ct., Dec. 11. Possession of controlled substance Drugs seized at 185 Mary Grubbs Hwy., Jan. 10. Drugs seized at 3402 Queensway Dr., Dec. 30. Possession of marijuana Reported at St. Annes Ct., Jan. 8. Robbery Wallet stolen at 13019 WaltonVerona Rd., Jan. 10. Reported at 11093 Clay Dr., Dec. 30. Terroristic threatening Reported at 2305 Litton Ln., Jan. 9.

Theft Firearm stolen at 12521 Bender Rd., Dec. 30. Money stolen at 8039 Burlington Pk., Jan. 8. Clothes stolen at 8333 Dixie Hwy., Jan. 9. Firewood stolen at 130 Main St., Jan. 10. Money stolen at 2244 Kyle Dr., Jan. 6. Recordings stolen at 8333 Dixie Hwy., Jan. 10. Firearm stolen at 1752 Apple Cider Ct., Jan. 10. Vehicle parts stolen at 500 Technology Way, Jan. 11. Credit card stolen at 2003 Hathaway Rd., Jan. 14. Credit card stolen at 196 Mary Grubbs Hwy., Dec. 30. Subject tried to steal goods from Kroger at 12300 Towne Center Dr., Dec. 14. Subject tried to steal goods from Kroger at 635 Chestnut Dr., Dec. 18. Subject tried to steal merchandise from business at 2012 Mall Rd., Dec. 11. Subjects tried to steal items from Kohl’s at 61 Spiral Dr., Dec. 10. Subject tried to steal goods from business inside the Florence Mall at 3000 Mall Rd., Dec. 10. Subject tried to steal items from a business at 1038 Mall Rd., Dec. 10.

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DESTIN. Luxury 2 BR, 2 BA oceanfront condos. Heated pool, spas, kids’ pool & tennis. Sleeps 6. Local owner. . D- 513-528-9800, E- 513-752-1735

SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.


GULF FRONT û SIESTA KEY Our complex is directly on Crescent Beach within 75 ft. from our balcony! Available March 10-24 & after April 6. Cincy owner, 513-232-4854

1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

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DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit

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