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Farewell, Mr. Northern Kentucky

Bushelman, longtime CVG voice, dies By Nancy Daly

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Ted Bushelman, 75, spokesperson for Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport for 41 years, died on Sunday, March 6. He retired in 2008 as CVG senior director of communications and was a well-known source for television, radio and print media in Greater Cincinnati. Bushelman was a member of Florence City Council and had been active for decades in the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. H.B. Deatherage, a friend for 25 years, said Bushelman was preparing to go out to dinner Sunday and had an apparent heart attack before he and his wife, Gloria, could leave. Mrs. Bushelman was publisher of the Boone County Recorder in the 1980s. “Ted was a giving person, a great community leader and a model for many of us,” Deatherage said. “He will be so very missed. He and I were working with Thomas More College with all their sports and he provided TV coverage for them.” A celebration of Bushelman’s life will take place 3-7 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in the community room at World of Golf in Florence. The public is welcome.


Ted Bushelman, who served 41 years as senior director of communications at Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport, died on March 6. that won’t soon be filled.” Patrick Raverty The Boone Blog, of Rabbit Hash, thebooneblog has ongoing coverage of tributes to Ted knew Bushelman Bushelman including Saturday’s celebration of life. since 1973. “Ted had an “Ted was Mr. Northern Kentucky,” Mayor Diane E. Whalen unbeatable enthusiasm for life, said. “He believed that being people and bettering our commuinvolved in your community is nity. His community spirit and what made it a better, stronger kindness was unmatched. He will place. Northern Kentucky is a bet- be missed by many.” Deatherage, president of the ter and stronger place because of Ted. His passing has left a void for Boone County Businessmen’s all of us that knew and loved him, Association, said Bushelman was

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scheduled to succeed him as president in July. Brenda Sparks, of Florence, was friends with Bushelman since the 1960s when they belonged to the Boone County Jaycees. Sparks, who handles publicity for a variety of community events, said Bushelman was always willing to help out. “Ted was a very giving person ... He always came through and worked so many events,” Sparks said.

Ollie Horn, 86, of Florence was a prisoner of war in Japan during World War II. He is shown here with his dog Buddy.

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Ollie Horn, 86, is known for helping start Boone County’s Knothole baseball program decades ago. His three children all still live in Northern Kentucky. He’s an active member of Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion. Horn plays tennis three times a week. There is a bounce to his step. His eyes are sharp blue, his hair a distinguished silver. But many who know the Florence resident may be surprised to learn he is a former prisoner of war. A monument to POWs and those missing in action is planned for unveiling Memorial Day at the Boone County Veterans Memorial. Horn’s POW experience became known to the monument’s organizer, H.B. Deatherage, and Horn was convinced to come forward with his story, though somewhat reluctantly. “Nobody in Boone County knew I was a POW. It never occurred to me to tell anybody,” Horn said. He’d actually prefer that today’s fighting men and

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Organizers of the POW/MIA monument in Boone County would like to hear from other ex-POWs – including those from beyond Northern Kentucky – to participate in the parade and POW monument unveiling ceremony on Memorial Day. Send an e-mail to or call 859-512-2247. women in Iraq and Afghanistan get any public acclaim. His son Brad Horn, a code enforcement officer for Boone County, said although his father is modest about his POW experience, it’s good he has stepped forward to participate in the Memorial Day ceremony. “I think it’s a good thing because people should know,” Brad Horn said.

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Oliver Lee Horn entered the Navy in July 1943. In summer of 1945, bombings over Japan increased in intensity. An aviation machinist’s mate third class

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From A1 Bushelman and Sparks attended a meeting last week to plan Charity Night at the Tables, a large community fundraiser at Turfway Park. “He was worried about what kind of outfit to wear,” Sparks said. Bushelman was known for wearing bright tuxedos as he spun the big roulette wheel at the event. Charity Night at the Tables will have its 10th anniversary on March 19, and Sparks said Bushelman had hoped to help make the event special. Pam Porter, who worked as Bushelman’s administrative assistant at CVG for 9 1/2 years, said, “He absolutely loved being a

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A celebration of Ted Bushelman’s life will take place 3-7 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in the community room at World of Golf in Florence. According to Florence Mayor Diane Whalen, there will be no visitation or funeral. The public is invited to the celebration of his life. “Ted did not believe that there was a need to mourn him,” Whalen said. “He simply wanted people to celebrate and enjoy life. “So it’s more of an opportunity to spend time with people who loved Ted, who worked with Ted, were involved with Ted in the numerous community ventures he was part of,” she said. “It will be a party Ted-style,” the mayor said. “We will try to honor him” and it will be a chance for people to share stories about the Florence city councilman and community volunteer. World of Golf is located at 7400 Woodspoint Drive. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. by a lot of people and he was probably one of my favorite bosses that I ever had,” Porter said.

representative of the airport. He enjoyed the people he worked with. He loved being a large part of the community and he made many contributions. “He’s going to be missed


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man spotted me and took off. About three or four hours later here comes some Japanese military people pointing their rifles at me,” he said. “I held up my hands and said ‘I surrender.’” Horn, then 20 years old, was captured on July 28, 1945. Blindfolded, he was taken by ship and train and eventually arrived at Ofuna Prison Camp. Eating rice and tea just once a day, he was among other American and British detainees, but all were in solitary confinement. During captivity, Horn was largely unaware of what was happening in the war. The prisoners didn’t know American planes dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, and on Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945. Japan surrendered on Aug. 15, 1945. The U.S. occupation of Japan began on Aug. 28, 1945. Two weeks before their release, an American in the prison camp somehow got news on a radio that the war was over. “We had to make believe we didn’t know the war was over,” he said. Horn lost about 20 pounds during his captivity. According to historical photos of Ofuna Prison Camp,

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During captivity, Ollie Horn was largely unaware of what was happening in the war. The prisoners didn’t know American planes dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, and on Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945. Japan surrendered on Aug. 15, 1945. The U.S. occupation of Japan began on Aug. 28, 1945.

aboard the aircraft carrier Lexington, he was a gunner on a plane called a torpedo bomber. “We had made several missions before and this mission ... we were bombing a battleship at Kure Naval Base in Japan,” he said of the late July 1945 raid. “After we had dropped our bombs, we turned and were heading back to the ship and got hit,” he said. “We were on fire, we ditched.” The plane hit the sea. The pilot and radio man died, but Horn says he “was in the best possible place on top of the torpedo bomber and I was able to get out.” He tried to grab the plane’s life raft, but it was too late. “So I just had on my ‘Mae West’ (a life preserver) and inflated it and jumped in the ocean.” Horn, despite his years of reticence, describes the incident in detail, “One of our planes came by and saw me and dropped me a raft. I went to the raft and it would not inflate. Another plane saw the problem. He dropped a raft and it was fine. “I paddled for a long time in the wrong direction,” he said. “I kept paddling and paddling and I wasn’t going anyplace.”


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American military units released Horn from the prison camp on Sept. 1, 1945. Horn’s mother in Latonia received a Western Union message. Repeated photocopying makes the date unreadable but the message from Oliver Lee Horn is clear: “RESCUED BY AMERICAN AM FINE WILL BE HOME SOON LOVE” Horn received medical treatment while making the long trip home to the States. He was eventually discharged from Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Illinois where he’d done his boot camp. Horn settled in Boone County about 50 years ago with his wife, the late Jean Horn. Son Brad lives in Rabbit Hash, son Mike lives in Erlanger and daughter Beverly Laughlin lives on Mt. Zion Road. Horn lives on a quiet cul-de-sac in Florence with his dog Buddy. Though his dad didn’t talk about it much, Brad Horn is clearly proud his father managed to survive the war, the plane crash and his time as a POW. “He’s just a strong individual. He’s got strong faith,” Brad Horn said.

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Union theater group plans auditions

Local thespians of all ages will have the chance to audition for two upcoming plays produced by the Union Community Theatre. Auditions for “All Shook Up” are set for Thursday, March 31, and Friday, April 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Union Community Building on Old Union Road. The play is for middle and high school students only and those auditioning should prepare a short monologue and song, director Lindsey Huffaker said. “It is for middle and high school students only because we are trying to bring more opportunities to the students in and around Boone County,” she said. She’s also looking for students interested in the behind-the-scenes production positions as well. “They don’t need to be experienced in theater, dance or music, but just come with a love for it,” Huffaker said. “We need hard workers for

on the stage and behind it.” Two audition dates are set for “Wizard of Oz,” which has roles available for children and adults. Director Amanda Wolery is looking for children 8-17 for the “munchkin” roles. Those auditioning for Dorothy need to be 16 and older and all other character roles are 18 and older. Auditions will be 6-8 p.m. April 28 at the Union Community Building for adults, ages 18 and up, as well as for those auditioning for Dorothy. Kids auditions will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 1. Actors should bring a headshot and resume if possible and adults need to prepare a one-minute monologue and 16-24 measures of musical theater, Wolery said.

They need to provide sheet music for the pianist and may not sing a cappella. Children auditioning will undergo a “personality audition” instead of preparing a monologue, where the director asks the auditioning kids questions about themselves, she said. They will also have to sing 16-24 measures of a song of their choosing. She’s searching out “strong dancers” age 14 and up for featured dancing roles. Those interested in a danceronly role should prepare a short dance. “We were looking for a familiar show that would highlight adults and children so we could make it a family affair,” Wolery said. “This show fit the bill.” Wolery said she grew up with the “Wizard of Oz” characters and it’s an “honor” to bring the movie tradition to the stage. Appointments for all auditions need to be made by emailing Resumes for production positions should be sent to that address as well.

Veterans field rep has new office The Kentucky Department of Veteran Affairs provides professional assistance, free of charge, to veterans in obtaining and using all the federal and state benefits to which they are entitled. Veterans field representative Emily Stilkey has a new office located at 7129 Price Pike, Florence. For questions related to

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Quads donate to Locks of Love

Six-year-old Jessica Francis, from Union, sits in the hot seat at Mi Salon Spa in Florence Feb. 24 ready to get her long hair cut for the Locks of Love program. Hair donated to Locks of Love is used to make wigs for cancer patients. Her sisters, Leah and Hannah, also 6, wait their turn to donate their hair, specifically in classmate Kaiden Alm’s name. The children are quadruplets, and brother Tyler watches the process because the children are very close. Hair stylist Marley McCloskey readies the hair.




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Notice is hereby given that on March 29, 2011, at 11:00 AM, at 98 Brookwood Drive, Walton, Kentucky, in order to raise the sum of $26,572.33 principal, together with interest credit subsidy granted in the amount of $52,310.69, plus interest in the amount of $5,937.83 as of May 15, 2010, plus amounts in escrow and other pending fees and charges to the account as provided by the loan instruments and applicable law in the amount of $9,159.07, and interest thereafter on the principal at $10,2337 per day from May 15, 2010 until the date of Judgment, plus interest on the Judgment amount (principal plus interest to the date of Judgment) at the rate of .31%, computed daily and compounded annually, until paid in full and for the costs of this action, pursuant to Judgment and Order of Sale, being Civil Action No. 2:09-cv-194 on the Covington Docket of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, entered on July 7, 2010, in the case of United States of America vs. PATRICIA D. WILLEN, ET AL., the following described property will be sold to the highest and best bidder: Group # 1349 Plat # 15/25. Being all of Lot No. Ninety-eight (98), Chris-Chad Subdivision, Section Two, as shown by plat recorded in Plat Book 15, Page 25, Boone County Clerk’s records at Burlington, Kentucky. Being the same property conveyed to Roy Lee Willen and Patricia Darlene Willen, husband and wife, by deed from Burlington Estates, Inc., dated December 18, 1985 and recorded in Deed Book 339, Page 226, Boone County Clerk’s Office at Burlington, KY. TERMS OF SALE: Ten percent (10%) of the bid price (in the form of a Cashiers Check made payable to the U.S. Marshal) on the day of the sale with good and sufficient bond for the balance, bearing interest at the rate of 0.31_% per annum until paid, due and payable in 60 days and said bond having the effect of a Judgment. Upon a default by the Purchaser, the deposit shall be forfeited and retained by the U.S. Marshal as a part of the Proceeds of the sale, and the property shall again be offered for sale subject to confirmation by the Court. This sale shall be in bar and foreclosure of all right, title, interest, estate claim, demand or equity of redemption of the defendant(s) and of all persons claiming by, through, under or against them, provided the purchase price is equal to twothirds of the appraised value. If the purchase price is not equal to two-thirds of the appraised value, the Deed shall contain in a lien in favor of the defendant (s) reflecting the right of the defendant(s) to redeem during the period provided by law (KRS 426.530). Under law, the purchaser is deemed to be on notice of all matters affecting the property of record in the local County Clerk’s Office. Inquiries should be directed to: W. Gene Floyd, Area Director, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AREA OFFICE Williamstown, Kentucky Telephone: 859-824-7171 CE-0000448403

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Students get lesson from Junior Achievement

By Patricia A. Scheyer

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On a rainy Friday morning, 15 students from Gray Middle School in Union gathered in the conference room at Joseph Cadillac in Florence to listen to advice from John Salierno, board member of Junior Achievement and sales and leasing consultant for Joseph Cadillac. “I have worked with Gray Middle School before, when they helped us build houses in Walton,” said Salierno. “These kids are around 14, and in two years they will be driving. I wanted to impart a message about how important credit is, because kids are hit early with offers of credit, and if they don’t know to keep their credit good, they can ruin their credit, and it will follow them through their lives.” But Salierno didn’t stop there. He advised the students how much they had to have down, for both cars and houses, and how to establish good credit by starting a savings account. He gave them written instructions as to how to wash cars to help their parents, and warned them about wearing seat belts. “I will tell you now, if you are nice to people, it comes back to


Chuck Adomitis of Joseph Cadillac in Florence passes out hats to 15 students from Gray Middle School in Union just before they toured the business as a Junior Achievement project last Friday. you,” Salierno said. “There are not many of you who will become a car salesman, but in whatever you do, being nice to people always pays off.” Just before a lunch of Papa John pizza, chips from Kroger, Coke and napkins from Procter & Gamble and Keebler cookies – all companies that support JA – the students and their teacher, Heather Amon, were given a tour


Fifteen students from Gray Middle School in Union get ready to have lunch at Joseph Cadillac in Florence, after touring the business and listening to a talk from John Salierno, a member of the board for Junior Achievement, last Friday. of the Cadillac company by Chuck Adomitis. The students paid attention, and seemed to enjoy the special attention. “I learned how to be a salesperson, and that you have to wel-

come the customers,” said Savannah Osborne, 14, from Union. “I didn’t know a lot of the stuff about credit, so I thought it was helpful.” For Mason Bauer, 13, from Union, it was more of a review. “I learned to be careful what

you do with your credit, and don’t accept the offers you will get in the mail,” he said. “Save money, and pay bills on time. And always be responsible. I already knew some of the stuff, but it was helpful to hear it again.”

Essay contest focuses on attitudes, actions Entries are now being accepted for “Attitudes,” a United Cerebral Palsy contest to increase the awareness of how attitudes and actions can serve as barriers to the achievement and well-being of people with disabilities. The essay contest is open to all third- through eighth-graders in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. All entries must be postmarked or received via e-mail by Friday, April 15. The overall winner of each grade receives a $50 gift card and is honored at an award luncheon. In addition, the overall contest winner receives a Kings Island

Family Season Gold Pass. Teacher packets are available upon request and include teacher guides and entry forms to get the essay contest under way at local school. For teacher packets call or e-mail the essay hotline at 513221-4606 ext. 20 or United Cerebral Palsy is also available to speak to classes. UCP’s goal is to create a “Life Without Limits for People with Disabilities.” Its vision is to live in a society where people with disabilities have the same opportunities to live, learn, work and play as do people without disabilities.

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Longbranch building dedication

Longbranch Elementary students show off the items they chose to put in a time capsule during the school’s new building dedication. The capsule will be opened in 50 years. Students placed spirit wear T-shirts with the school’s logo, a staff information booklet, longhorn silly band, newspaper articles regarding the opening and more into the capsule.

Longbranch Elementary School Principal Erika Bowles stands with Assistant Principal Jeff Rollins, holding the time capsule, during the school’s new building dedication. After Bowles’ speech, students came up and placed items in the time capsule that will be opened in 50 years. PROVIDED/STACIE KEGLEY

Grade 5: Madeline Bloemer, Delaney Burke, Margaret Cook, Sheena Delp, Jacob Detwiler, Olivia Forman, Emma Foster, Tatsuya Fukui, Dylan Gaines, Christine Hadley, Conner Hadley, Julia Harrison, Lauren Hsu, Seth Hughes; Catherine Iracondo, Brooke Jacobs, Aidan Jordan, Kyle Klaber, Rachael Lappin, Emily Mays, Hannah Merritt, Allison Moore, Hannah Palaschak, Sarah Poe, Gwyneth Robinson, Andrew Roe; Tanner Schmidt, Braden Trischler, Thuytien Truong, Megan Webster, Aubrey Wehry, Amanda Wright, Amber Wu and Weston Yorke. Grade 4: Nathan Anderson, Gracynne Apke, Rachel Bludworth, Joshua Bugg, Savanna Butler, Dominic Caggiano, Kennedy Fong, Matthew Henn, Gavin Holley, Olivia Howes, Aiden Huff; Sierra Irvine, Drew Janszen, Mackenzie Kingerski, Yuta Kita, Michael Koch, Aaron Lanham, Carter McIntire, Manu Nair, Jane Nalbandian, Molly Palaschak, Jacob Pelton, Jessica Pelton; Jordan Reed, Jenna Reinhart, Andrew Schmitt, Amanda Shane, Jackson Snowden, Elizabeth Sorrell, Logan Tucker, Scott Tursic, Olivia Ziegler and Jacob Zirkle.


Grade 5: Brynn Barckholtz, Gillian Barnes, Logan Beagle, Benjamin Bloom, Brett Bolin, Juliana Breeze, Maxwell Brinkley, Austin Brownell, Sarah Butler, Haley Charlesworth, Tate Christopher, Sela Conley; Willis Dickman, Samantha Duty, David Echeverria, Kyla England, Caleb Engstrom, Jeraan Fernando, Blake Garrison, Alex Hamilton, Madalyn Herbert, Cullen Higgins, Megan Hugenberg, Daniel Hunt III;

Savanna Innes, Mary Kirby, Graden Knapp, Brenden Lynch, Cameron McCabe, Emily McCracken, Madeleine McGinnis, Alexis Mendell, Madeline Morgan, Olivia Morrow, Katelyn Nichols, Riya Nigudkar, Austin Nolan; Lucas Perricelli, Conner Ryle, Zachary Rytlewski, Griffin Senvisky, Alison Shepard, Elizabeth Shrout, Jacob Smith, Andrew Storer, Richard Tarvin, Allison Trostle, Joel Vines, Alana Willis, Lindsey Yowan and Benjamin Ziegelmeyer. Grade 4: Joseph Adams, Keagen Alm, Madison Anardi, Allison Anderson, Mizuki Asakuma, Lauren Bailey, Ashley Bales, Reece Barber, Logan Batte, Braden Bauer, Brooke Berry, Logan Blaut, Allen Bloomhuff, Ryan Bowman, Conor Brennan, Samuel Brinkman, Jade Bryson; Sophia Cates, Peyton Chaney, Clayton Coleman, Kaylin Conley, Christopher Darna, Ian Dennis, Adam Derry, Alexa Duncan, Devyn Eubank, Samuel Fitzmorris, John Fitzpatrick, Hannah Fox; Hannah Grubbs, Elizabeth Hamilton, Ryuji Hara, Hallie Heimbrock, Eli Henson, Garrett Holley, Kennedy Howes, Samuel Huseman, Theresa Johnson, Tanner Jones, Grace Lawler, Alexa Lockhart; Olivia Mason, Mason McCubbin, James Mead, Pierce Mendell, Anna Meyers, Mason Molique, McKenna Moore, Shota Moriyama, Madison Morris, Branden Morrow, Brooke Northcutt, Abigale O’Brien, Mckenzie Overton; John Palen, Cristobal Pastrana, Elizabeth Proffitt, Samuel Pullen, Connor Puthoff, Austin Riddle, Kyle Rieman, Lauren Schwartz, Kaitlyn Skaggs, Jacob Smith, Kelsie Smith, Madison Smith, William Snyder, Kennedy Suraski, Dana Sweeney; Olivia Teleky, Savanah Terrell, An Andrew Truong, Ally Tucker, Katsuya Uchida, Mitchell Wartman, Evan Webster and Cameron Willis.

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Walton-Verona ready for 1st Sweet 16

By James Weber

The Walton-Verona High School girls basketball team has learned how to win big games. No game will be bigger than the one the Bearcats were to play March 9, when they start play in the girls Sweet 16 at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Walton got that chance after a 40-39 win over Anderson County in the Eighth Region final March 5 at Gallatin County. It is the first regional title in team history. “I’m very excited,” said W-V senior forward Kelli Dixon. “It was really emotional. I don’t think we could have asked for a better ending. We held tough even though we were trailing the entire game.” The Bearcats are 25-8 after bringing out the high wire for their regional tournament success. In a semifinal win over South Oldham, sophomore forward Courtney Sandlin hit a long jump shot in the final seconds to send the game to overtime. A three-pointer by Molly Clinkenbeard gave the Bearcats the lead for good in the extra session. In the final against Anderson County, Sandlin hit a 12-foot jumper with 13 seconds to play to give Walton a one-point lead, and the Bearcats forced a tough shot by Anderson (also called Bearcats) at the buzzer. “Some of them were nerve-wracking but after I made them I was like, ‘Why am I so nervous?’” Sandlin said. “We’re really happy because Kelli is a senior, and we get to play for her. It’s so exciting.” Dixon was named tournament most valuable play-



Walton-Verona senior Kelli Dixon (with trophy) and teammates celebrate their Eighth Region girls basketball championship March 5 at Gallatin County High School, er. Sandlin was all-tournament with Jenalee Ginn, Kara Taulbee and Michele Judy. “We feel we’re well balanced,” head coach Cory Miller said. “We have nine players who we can put in the game and get production from. It’s a different player every night.” Big games are nothing new for the Bearcats, who have played in the All “A” Classic state tournament at Eastern Kentucky University the last two years and also won the 32nd District both years with heartpounding nail-biters over Simon Kenton. This year’s district win came in double overtime. “Playing on the big stage

Girls Sweet 16 schedule

At Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green. All times are Central. Wednesday, March 9: Noon, Walton-Verona vs. Bowling Green; 1:30 p.m., Manual vs. Crittendon County; 6:30 p.m., Butler vs. Perry County Central; 8 p.m., Marion County vs. Montgomery County. Thursday, March 10: 12 p.m., Sheldon Clark vs. Boyd County; 1:30 p.m., Calloway County vs. Newport Central Catholic; 6:30 p.m., Madison Central vs. Rockcastle County; 8 p.m., Clay County vs. Owensboro Catholic. Friday, March 11: Wednesday winners, noon and 1:30 p.m.; Thursday winners, 6:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 12: Semifinals, 10 and 11:30 a.m.; Final, 8 p.m. the past two years has really helped us down the stretch,” Miller said. “Our girls have that extra confidence when we leave the huddle late in the game that somehow, some way, we will find a way and not be denied.”

Said Dixon: “You just have to keep fighting, believe in yourself and never give up, never take a possession off. The team that has the most heart and the will to do the little things right will come out on top.”

Miller, who played in the 1991 boys Sweet 16 with Holy Cross, had the Bearcats practice at Northern Kentucky University Monday to get reacquainted with the college floor and its length and shooting backdrops. The school pulled all the stops, scheduling a pep rally Tuesday and canceling school the day of the game. “This school and this community really embraces these students,” said Miller. “Our support this season, especially in the regional, was tremendous. That inspired our girls to play even harder.” W-V will play the “home team,” Bowling Green (241), who won the Fourth

Walton-Verona sophomore Courtney Sandlin shoots against Anderson County during the Eighth Region girls basketball championship March 5 at Gallatin County High School. Sandlin would later make the game-winning shot in Walton’s 40-39 win. Region in the same arena at WKU last week. BG’s only loss was Dec. 22 to DuPont Manual, one of the top contenders in the state tourney. BG has four players averaging 12 points or more. “They’re athletic and they shoot very well,” Miller said. “That’s a dangerous combination at the high-school level. To find a team that does both is very a rare.” With a win, Walton would play DuPont Manual or Crittenden County (likely Manual) in Friday’s first quarterfinal. See more sports coverage at blogs/presspreps.

Rough quarters doom Ryle, Boone hoops By James Weber


Boone County senior Trevan Brown grabs a rebound during the Ninth Region boys semifinals at NKU March 5.


Dixie Heights freshman Brandon Hatton shoots against Boone County guard Cooper Downs during the Ninth Region boys semifinals at NKU March 5.

Boone County and Ryle high schools, 33rd and school district rivals, played eight quarters of boys basketball March 5 in the Ninth Region Tournament semifinals at Northern Kentucky University. The middle two of those eight quarters doomed the teams to defeat to end their season and regional championship hopes. Ryle lost 56-42 to Newport Central Catholic to end the season with a 20-13 record. Boone fell 53-48 to Dixie Heights and finished 21-11. A disastrous fourth quarter ruined the Raiders’ chances in the first game of the night. Less than an hour later, an early nine-point deficit had the Rebels playing catch-up all game in the nightcap. Ryle entered the fourth quarter tied at 34 with NewCath, but NewCath scored all 22 points in the final frame before Raider reserves finished the game with eight straight points of their own in the final minute. NewCath’s 6-foot-8 center Jake Giesler scored nine points of those 22. “We weren’t executing


Ryle senior guard Zach Perkins shoots over Newport Central Catholic’s Jake Schulte during the Ninth Region boys semifinals at NKU March 5. (in the fourth),” Ryle head coach Alan Mullins said. “We weren’t moving the basketball. When we got a little bit behind, we started doing jack-up threes and lost all rhythm and continuity. Our guys played hard, they just didn’t execute.” Ryle trailed by nine

points late in the first half, 23-14, but scored 11 straight points continuing into the third quarter. The teams traded baskets the rest of the period to get that 34-all tie. Giesler started the fourth period with four straight points, then junior guard Brady Hightchew

scored the next five for NewCath with his penetration inside. Bobby Stauffer led Ryle with 13 points. Zach Perkins had eight and Tate Mullins eight. Seniors are Stauffer, Perkins, Todd Vollet, Jeff Richards, Tyler King and A.C. Stinson. Stauffer and Perkins were all-tourney picks. They led the way in the quarterfinals against Covington Catholic, a 61-55 overtime victory by Ryle. Ryle won its first game in the regional tourney since winning the championship in 2002. Ryle had gone 0-3 in the first round since then, including each of the previous two years. “It has a lot to do with our senior leadership,” Mullins said. “We have four seniors who play most of the game and two others who give us great minutes. They understand how to be leaders.” The Rebels fell behind 17-8 in the first quarter to Dixie Heights, as the Colonels hit jumper after jumper. Boone scored the next eight points, including six on a pair of three-pointers by Chase Stanley, and trailed by one at 17-16. But the Rebels could never take

the lead. Boone trailed by seven points at the half but started the third quarter with a 7-2 run, five points coming from Stanley. Down three late in the game, Boone turned it over before getting a shot off. “Dixie did a good job,” Boone head coach Greg McQueary said. “They kept us from being able to get the thing tied up or get the lead. We had two chances down three, and we don’t get a very good shot one time and turn it over the next. They made the plays and we didn’t.” Cooper Downs led Boone with 15 points and Stanley had 13. They were Boone’s all-tourney picks. Trevan Brown had seven points for Boone, Zane McQueary six, Chris Fookes four and Curtis Crabtree three. Fookes, Crabtree, and Brown are seniors with Travis Montgomery, Daniel Boateng and Josh Burgess. “I’m proud of our kids,” McQueary said. “To get back to where we were last year with five different starters, win 21 games. We’re losing a good group of seniors. They’re good kids. We didn’t have headaches with them all year, they’re good students.”


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Rebels’ 3-peat hopes end against NCC By James Weber


Boone County junior Sydney Moss shoots over Newport Central Catholic freshman Nicole Kiernan and Boone teammate Stacie Shrout (25) during the Ninth Region girls basketball final March 6 at NKU’s Bank of Kentucky Center in Highland Heights. NCC won 50-40.

The players on the Boone County High School girls basketball team wanted nothing less than a three-peat. On March 6, the Rebels played for their straight Ninth Region championship March 6 at Northern Kentucky University. They were denied after a 50-40 defeat to Newport Central Catholic in the regional final. Boone ends the season with a 286 record. The Rebels were looking to return to the Sweet 16 in Bowling Green after reaching the second round the last two years. “It’s disappointing because they know what they’re missing,” head coach Nell Fookes said. “It’s the biggest stage for basketball in Kentucky. Boone led 14-6 early in the second quarter after senior guard Stacie Shrout hit her second three-point basket of the game. NewCath rallied to tie the game at 21 and Boone led 24-23 at the half. The teams were not separated by more than three points again until NCC senior guard Kiley Bartels hit

Boone averaged 5.5 made threes a contest this year. Boone made just 6-of-17 free throws. consecutive baskets and NCC added two free throws to give NCC an eight-point lead (44-36) in the fourth quarter. The Rebels had trouble all game with NewCath’s strong defense. Boone shot 26 percent (15-of-57) for the game. Rebels junior standout Sydney Moss was limited to 18 points, five below her average, and the Rebels had no three-point baskets in the second half after connecting on four in the first half. Boone averaged 5.5 made threes a contest this year. Boone made just 6-of17 free throws. “I just think we never got into any kind of flow offensively,” Fookes said. “They played tough defense on (Moss) all night. They had a tent around her.” Moss also had 10 rebounds. Shrout had six points and six assists. Lydia Nash posted seven points and 14 rebounds.


Boone County Stacie Shrout shoots against Newport Central Catholic senior Brittany Fryer during the Ninth Region girls basketball final March 6 at NKU’s Bank of Kentucky Center in Highland Heights. NCC won 50-40. “It was a great group of girls,” Fookes said. “The seniors probably won 100 games in four years (102), four district championships, two region-

al championships. They’ve been fun to coach and a great group to be around.” See more sports coverage at blogs/presspreps.

Ryle girls team ends season 23-7 By James Weber

Ryle (23-7) lost 72-62 to Notre Dame in a Ninth Region girls quarterfinal March 1 at NKU. Ryle trailed by 20 points and rallied to within five, but could not come back all the way as NDA shot 24-of-


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Walton-Verona boys

Walton-Verona (15-13) lost 55-54 to North Oldham in the Eighth Region boys quarterfinals March 3 at Henry County. Zach McNeil had 20 points and Matt Hargett 19. Brandon Brockman had a shot blocked in the final seconds. The Bearcats trailed by 12 points at halftime and by eight entering the fourth quarter. Hargett gave Walton the lead with a basket in the final minute, but North Oldham scored right back to set up the frantic finish.

St. Henry boys

St. Henry (5-18) ended a trying season in the Ninth Region Tournament, losing 63-33 to Newport Central Catholic in the boys basketball quarterfinals March 2. NewCath and 6-foot-8 center Jake Giesler controlled play from the get-go. “You can’t do anything about the size, but we didn’t do a lot of things,” St. Henry head coach Dave Faust said. “When you score 30 points, you’re not going to win many games.” Zach Barnett led St. Henry with nine points. He


Ryle’s Jenna Crittendon (35, front) and Notre Dame’s Hannah Thelen battle for a rebound during the Ninth Region girls basketball quarterfinals March 1 at Northern Kentucky University. Notre Dame won 72-62. is one of four seniors on the team with Jake Goetz, John Patula and Alec Beeghly. Barnett’s return helped St. Henry get into the regional tournament, as St. Henry beat Lloyd in the 34th District tournament to reverse a regular-season loss.


Ryle senior Abby Jump (23) shoots during the Ninth Region girls basketball quarterfinals March 1 at Northern Kentucky University. Notre Dame won 72-62. Faust said the team picked up confidence as the year went on. “There were several games where they went in there thinking they can win instead of some other

games where they just hoped they could win,” Faust said. “It’s always a goal for us to get to the regional. I hope the younger ones see what you have to do to play at that level.”


The Kings U-13 Super Y team travel to Tampa, Fla., in November to win the Super Y National Title. They faced tough competition from all over the country. The team went undefeated in season play and tournament play. In front, from left, are Madeline Pickup (team manager), Sydney Goins, Taylor Vaughn, Meghan Martella, Kaitlyn Bigner, Mallory Foley, Abby Stevens, Lauren Nemeroff, Kendall Browing, Maryellen Tully and Marissa Stone. In back, from left, are Coach Jon Pickup, Courtney Hansel, Lindsay Endres, Jana Owen, Annie Meisman, Megan Desrosiers, Caroline Mink, Lauren Duggins, Kelly Polacek, Brittany Mahoney, Emily Wiser and Payton Atkins.



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Family expresses thanks

The family of Anita K. Evans would like to thank all of our extended family and friends for your support over the last 17 months. We would like to especially thank Bob Hightchew and our family at South Fork Christian Church. The love that was shown our family have been beyond words, and we sincerely appreciate your efforts. We will all miss her, but we know that she is in a much better place.

Anita loved her family, friends, church and God. During her battle, the love that was shown to her and to us was a testimony for the love that everyone had for her. Although Anita is no longer with us, the memories, photos, and stories that we have will be forever cherished. Anita was a loving wife, nurturing mother, caring grandmother, and honest friend. Anita loved this community, and she will be greatly missed. Earl Evans Union

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Racing against legislative clock be reduced from With little time remaining in $50 to $25; the 2011 Regular Session, my colthere would be a leagues and I used this week as fee for retailers the opportunity to amend and act to sell consumer on legislation. fireworks seaThis was done with the hope sonally or yearthat each chamber will have an round. opportunity to consider and conWinning pascur upon a great number of bills State Rep. sage on a 98-0 before we adjourn for the 10-day veto period. Sal Santoro vote, Senate Bill 112 would save A sense of urgency was eviCommunity money for Kendent on some of the committee Recorder tuckians seeking agendas, with numerous Senate guest physical therabills slated for consideration. Senate Bill 75 came to the House columnist py. The provisions contained Banking and Insurance committee as legislation that would permit in this bill would limit a health chiropractors to collect more from insurance company from charging a copayment for physical therapy insurers for certain procedures. Thanks to a committee amend- no more than required for an office visit with a ment, Senate Bill 75 family practice left as a bill that doctor. would limit the This legislation would This session’s number of co-paymost pressing ments insurance create a one-stop issue, plugging companies can electronic portal to our Medicaid charge for a chiroremains practic visit. facilitate interaction ushortfall, nresolved. Senate Bill 12 among businesses House Bill 305, was received by the as originally House Education and government approved, would Committee, amended, and then given agencies in Kentucky. plug the $166.5 million hole by passage. Under this moving money measure, a school superintendent would serve as the forward from Fiscal Year 2012 chairman of the site-based council with that year’s budget being of the principal selection process reduced through anticipated cost and be given a vote in the hiring savings. Late in the week, the Senate process. The full House approved this approved their version of House measure on Thursday and the full Bill 305, which would make broad-based cuts across state govSenate is expected to concur. In an effort to help small busi- ernment to make up the Medicaid nesses, which are the heart and shortfall. With the House and Senate soul of our communities’ economic viability, members of the House unable to agree on one version of gave their 99-0 seal of approval to the bill, a conference committee has been appointed to hammer Senate Bill 8. This legislation would create a out a compromised, final version. While we continue to complete one-stop electronic portal to facilitate interaction among businesses our work on pending legislation, and government agencies in Ken- please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. I am tucky. One of the lone bills originating always available to you either at in the House and approved in our home or in Frankfort. You may leave a message for chamber this week was House Bill 333. Should this bill, which me on the toll-free line by calling passed 92-6, become law, the sale 1-800-372-7181 or e-mail me at of display fireworks would be legal in Kentucky. Rep. Sal Santoro, R-Florence, The fee to sell novelty fireis a member of the Kentucky works, such as sparklers, would House of Representatives.

Ted Bushelman, who died Sunday, is shown in his office at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron.

Even great oaks must fall Ted Bushelman has been one of those great oaks for Kentucky and for the Greater Cincinnati area. Ted was a visionary and he always seemed to see the big picture. Rarely was any major progress made in the fabric of the social economic growth and development of the Northern Kentucky area without the touch and moving hands of Ted’s public relations enhancement. Ted Bushelman was not just a PR man. He caused an event to become an extravaganza whether it was the kids’ back yard popcicle sale or the development of one of the greatest airports in the world. Ted was a strong ole’ oak because he did not bend much. When Ted Bushelman got an idea you might as well hop on the wagon because he was not one to tolerate the faint of heart. Ted believed! In fact, it is somewhat ironic that his heart gave way because I suppose in Ted’s mind he was thinking of what project he could promote next. It may just have been too much for his physical heart to carry so the Lord had to call him home; where there are no limits on the size of the project.

Fret not because the Lord has a big project in mind for Ted called earth. I am quite confident that Ted will think outside the box John with ways he Stephenson can convince all of us “left Community behind” to Recorder return to Godly guest principals for columnist now Ted sees the bigger picture from God’s perspective. This giant oak had seen most all of what the earth has to offer and his life was filled with the highest mountain tops and some of the lowest valleys, but Ted never forgot the show, the next event and the good it would provide for the community. From the Jaycee’s to the businessmen, from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to the commonwealth you will seldom find another person with the heart to carry an area into stardom. Ted was one of those oaks which garnered the respect for


Northern Kentucky throughout Kentucky. I loved the man, I respected the man and his talents. Ted was smart enough to marry Gloria Roberts from Simon Kenton who brought a sense of balance and love into his life. Today we both mourn and celebrate the life of a person who saw us, the Northern Kentucky community as “bigger than life” and he made us believe in ourselves. At every charity, business, or group from our Community Program Center where Ted and I served together, I witnessed the many benefits and community building skills that Ted “produced.” I thank God for placing in Ted such an amazing servant’s heart and for a man who loved his community and his goals and hopes for the betterment of Northern Kentucky, Greater Cincinnati and the international air community. Ted will be missed but his legacy lives on through his efforts and because of a better Northern Kentucky. God’s speed to you Ted and to Gloria, peace and the promise of your place at home with God. John Stephenson is former superintendent of public instruction in Kentucky.

Gearing up for summer, Boone Parks benefits from fish stocking The Boone County Parks Department is gearing up for spring and summer. Check out what’s coming up by visiting Along with our upcoming programs and events, the Boone County Parks Department is excited to announce our partnership with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to provide a great fishing opportunity at Camp Ernst Lake. The 22-acre lake is participating in the Fishing in Neighborhoods (FINs) program. The FINs program began in 2006 with five lakes. During the last two years, it has expanded to include 34 lakes statewide. The goal of the FINs program is to provide high quality fishing opportunities near cities of all sizes throughout the commonwealth. Camp Ernst Lake will receive four yearly stockings of channel catfish and three annual stockings of rainbow trout. Trout will be stocked during February, March and November and catfish will be stocked during March, April, May and August. In February, Camp Ernst Lake received 1,250 rain-

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bow trout and on March 1, the lake received 2,500 channel catfish already this year. Please make sure to read the regulations sign when you visit Camp Ernst Lake to fish. For more information on the FINs program visit or contact the Boone County Parks office at 859-334-2117. Boone County Parks is bringing back camps for the summer. All campers age 6-11 years and all 12- to 14-year-old Counselors-inTraining (CITs) are invited to join the Boone County Parks Department at Camp Goodridge, Camp North Pointe and now Camp Erpenbeck. Our camps offer affordable summer arrangements for your children. The camps will run nine weeks, June 6 through Aug. 5, 7

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a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Note that the camp start date is not officially set until all snow days are accounted for. The maximum enrollment for each location is 60 campers and six CITs. The staff at camp consists of two on-site coordinators and six counselors. These positions are filled by responsible college and high school students hired and approved by the Boone County Fiscal Court in February. Our staff is trained/certified in CPR, first aid and blood-borne pathogens. Our staff also trains with the Parks Department Program Planners to learn their onthe-job responsibilities and expectations. For more information about camps or how to register, contact the Boone County Parks office or visit our website. You can also find a copy of the Recreation Times Newsletter on our website, which includes all upcoming programs and events, or you can contact the Boone County Parks office to request a copy. Jackie Heyenbruch, a lifelong Boone County resident, is marketing and resources coordinator for the Boone County Parks Department.


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Holly Harvard, customer service manager at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, received the Pinnacle Award from the Cincinnati Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for outstanding customer service. Airport CEO John Mok, COO Tim Zeis and customer service director Brian Cobb presented Harvard with flowers in honor of the occassion.

Airport employee receives award The Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau presented Holly Harvard, customer service manager at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, its Pinnacle Award Feb. 17. The Pinnacle Award honors individuals on the front line of the hospitality industry – those who set an example for others by their excellent customer service and who go beyond the call of duty. “On behalf of CVG, I would like to thank the CCVB for recognizing Holly’s contributions to customer service,” airport CEO John Mok said. “Holly has dedicated more than 21 years to improving the passenger experience at CVG. Her welcome, friendly personality has been instrumental to the success of the

120-plus volunteer community Ambassador Program she manages.” Harvard also oversees the airport’s educational tour program, CVG’s Military Lounge and assists individuals and groups with specific needs – all efforts to exceed customer expectations. “I would like to personally congratulate Holly and her team for this honor,” customer service director Brian Cobb said. “Their passion for improving CVG is what will continue to set us apart from our competition moving forward.” “Catch a Star” features people in the neighborhood who go above and beyond the call of duty to “wow” their customers. To make a nomination, e-mail or call 578-1059.



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Longbranch Elementary students Makenna Lanham, Gage Kegley and Zane Kegley show the item they’ve chosen to place in the time capsule – a staff information booklet. The capsule was filled at the school’s new building dedication and will be opened in 50 years.


Verona author Keri Steven released her first paranormal romance novel, “Stone Kissed,” in December.

Verona author publishes first romance novel

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Keri Stevens, who moved to Kentucky from Missouri in 2005, studied creative writing in graduate school where she was taught writers should avoid specific genres like romance, horror, westerns or science fiction.

When her husband, as a joke, gave her a romance novel for Christmas a few years back, Verona author Keri Stevens rolled her eyes. “Then I read it. And I loved it. It turned out this author had written 10 other books, and then I read them and I loved them,” she said. “Then I was at the Walton and Scheben branches of the library and I read every romance paperback (they had).” Stevens published her first romance novel, “Stone Kissed,” in December. The book, released by Carina Press, was published electronically. Only a select few books from Carina – “Stone Kissed” isn’t one – are published traditionally. “People ask me a lot, ‘How do you get your book?’ You download it,” she said. “You don’t even have to leave your house. At 2 a.m. on a Tuesday, you can read your book.” She’s pleased that her book is available electronically, but two years ago the fact wouldn’t have been as well received. “I would have looked at you blankly and ask you why would I do that,” she said. “Now I’m actually very excited about it because my book will be out there forever.” Most books typically have a print run of a few months to a year, Stevens said. And with the influx of electronic reading devices like Amazon’s Kindle or the Barnes and Noble Nook, reading habits are changing. “I think I hit digital publishing at the right time to be doing digital pub-


“Stone Kissed,” written by Verona author Keri Stevens, was released in December. lishing,” she said. “When digital books become the norm, and all the predictions are digital books will become the norm, my romance novels will be right there waiting for you. I know a lot of people swear they will never leave paper, but the books are leaving paper.” Stevens, who moved to Kentucky from Missouri in 2005, studied creative writing in graduate school where she was taught writers should avoid specific genres like romance, horror, westerns or science fiction. “You don’t write anything that you could box on a shelf in a book store,” she said.

That didn’t resonate with her. “I’ve always had a love for fantasy. My earliest reading was (J.R.R.) Tolkien and all these famous fantasy and science fiction authors. But philosophically at heart, I’m a romance writer, so it’s a marriage of those two genres for me,” she said. “Stone Kissed” is a paranormal romance about a woman who can speak to statues. It features a “classic romantic hero” and a cousin who pretends to be a friend, but really isn’t, Stevens said. “And in true romance fashion, we all end up happy ever after,” she said. “Well, except for the cousin. She gets what she deserves.” Response so far has generally been positive, Stevens said. “I’m getting pretty good reviews and that’s very heartening because it’s very scary,” she said. “I think it’s great, the editor thinks it’s great, the agent thinks it’s great and of course my friends and my mother think it’s great. But it’s totally different when absolute strangers you’ve never met are reading it and weighing in.”

Many families forced to live on a reduced income Many families are facing economic hardship from being laid off, suffering a job loss, shortened hours per week, and other reductions driven by a weak economy. With a high level of debt and low level of savings, families can find themselves in difficult financial situations. Reconciling to this new reality isn't easy, requiring communication, soul searching, and belt-tightening. These tips from a publication available from our office and written by Suzanne Badenhop, retired University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension fami-

ly resource management specialist, might help. • Communicate with family and loved ones. Extension Sit down with Notes your family to Diane both explain has Mason what happened and to listen to their ideas and points of view. A family council will help everyone understand the gravity of the new situation, and listening to your spouse and children may generate new

ideas on how to proceed. • Apply for unemployment if eligible. Collect the necessary information and go to the local unemployment office without delay. Apply immediately so you start receiving benefits as soon as possible. • Assess your income level and outgoing money flow. Use a two-week chart if you don't currently track expenses. This exercise helps separate essentials from non-essentials. This is critical since you will have to make adjustments to your standard of living. • Reduce living expenses

and cut unnecessary spending. Eliminate non-essentials, such as eating out, buying new clothes, cable TV, and other items from your budget. The two-week tracking exercise will help you determine other unnecessary expenditures. • Write a plan for how you will pay creditors. Be frank with them about your situation. Creditors may be able to work with you either by reducing monthly payments, allowing you to enter hardship programs, or by reducing interest levels for a period of time. The key is to communicate with

those you owe. • Use this opportunity to examine your current insurance expenditures and make changes to reduce costs while preserving the right level of protection. • Talk to banks and mortgage companies. Can you reduce your monthly mortgage payment with refinancing? Are you eligible for any bridge loans? • Find ways to create additional income. Explore parttime jobs, working from home, and other means at your disposal to create income. • Turn to social agencies. Contact your local office for the

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, which offers programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid to help families in need. Above all, don't blame yourself and don't ignore your bills. By communicating with lenders, banks, and family, you will have a more positive outlook and a more realistic idea of what you need to do each month to survive. Diane Mason is county extension agent for family and consumer sciences at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service.


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Quarter Craze, 7-9 p.m., Microtel Inn and Suites, 7490 Woodspoint Drive, Bidding on items from Mary Kay, Tastefully Simple, Scentsy, Lia Sophia, Thirty One, Gold Canyon Candles, Dove Chocolate, Tupperware and more. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Paddles $1 or six for $5. E-mail for more information. Presented by Quarter Craze. 513-5463035. Florence.


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. 859-3422665; Burlington.


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. $40-$45 family dinners; $9.50 dinners; $6.50 seniors and children’s dinners; $5 child’s pizza dinner. 859-485-6444; Walton. St. Timothy Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Timothy Parish, 10272 U.S. 42, Baked and fried fish dinners and sandwiches, shrimp dinner, pizza and desserts. Crafts and activities for children. Dine-in 5-7:30 p.m., drive-thru 4:30-7:30 p.m. Carryout available. $4-$8.50. 859-384-1100; Union.


Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Oakbrook Cafe, 6072 Limaburg Road, Presented by Lipsmackers Karaoke. 859-814-1250; Burlington.


Ricky Nye Inc., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., 859-491-8027. Covington.


Arnez J, 8 p.m. 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Special engagement, no coupons or passes accepted. $22. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Ringing on the River South, 2-9:30 p.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Registration 2-6 p.m. Early bird classes 4-5 p.m. Director’s ringing track 5-6:30 p.m. Opening concert 7 p.m. Massed rehearsal 8-9:30 p.m. Region V Festival of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers. Attendees from Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and West Virginia. With Dr. William Payn, ship’s captain and director. $60 early-bird registration, free spectators. Registration required. Presented by Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau. 859-261-1500. Covington.


Winter/Spring Meet, 5:30 p.m., Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Free, except March 26. Through April 3. 859-371-0200; Florence.

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High School AAU Basketball Leagues, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Boys and girls high school basketball league. Deposit of $100 to hold team’s place required to register. Balance due day of first game. Games start March 26. $175. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 859372-7754. Union. Men’s Basketball League, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Monday league: register April 3-24, games start May 2. Thursday league: register March 6-April 3, games start April 14. Sunday league: register April 17May 8, games start May 15. $300. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 859-372-7754. Union. Women’s Basketball Leagues, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Games start March 25. Deposit of $100 required to register team with balance due day of first game. $475 per team. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 859-372-7754. Union. Basketball Summer Camp Sign-ups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Camp features former UK basketball stars Troy McKinley, Dickey Beal, Cedric Jenkins, Kyle Macy, Jack Givens, Leroy Byrd, Roger Harden and Tom Heitz. Grades 1-12. Camp held June 13-17. $175. Registration required. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 859-372-7754. Union. Summer Slam Sports Day Camp Signups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Camp designed to provide top-shelf recreational experience and safe and growing social experience. Family friendly. $125. Registration required. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 859-372-7754. Union. S A T U R D A Y, M A R C H 1 2


Master MOPS Crop, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., First Church of Christ, 6080 Camp Ernst Road, Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, 4-by-6 of scrapbooking space, on-site shopping from local vendors and goodie bag. Benefits MASTER Provisions and FCC MOPS. $45. Registration required. Presented by MASTER Provisions. 859-466-6182. Burlington.


Biker Bash: American Legion Riders, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., American Legion Boone Post 4, 8385 U.S. Highway 42, Leather and Lace contest, dinner, sodas, music, door prizes, raffles and cash bar. Benefits veterans and community. Ages 21 and up. $25 couple, $15 single. 859-371-7024; Florence.

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Senses Fail, 7 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., With Transit and Man Overboard. $17, $13.50 advance. 859-291-2233; Covington. World Piano Competition Concert, 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., Two students from the World Piano Competition perform selections from their repertoire. All ages. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 859-431-0020; Covington. The Legendary Drifters, 8:30 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Doors open 7:30 p.m. With Tina Turner Review and Elvis Presley Tribute. $20. 859-491-2444; Covington.


Celtic Music with Dave Hawkins, 2-3 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with a performance by this local folk/Celtic artist. All ages. Part of the ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 859-5725035; Newport.


Emerald Miles 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Registration 7:30-8:30 a.m. Begins at Newport on the Levee, crosses over Purple People Bridge, continues through Sawyer Point, along Ohio River and back to Newport on the Levee. New addition: Awards given to the top three finishers with strollers or wagons. All participants who pre-register receive commemorative long-sleeve T-shirt along with refreshments, awards and door prizes following 5K. Benefits Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. Family friendly. $25, $15 ages 11 and under. Registration required, available online. Presented by Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. 513-721-2905. Newport.


Winter/Spring Meet, 1:10 p.m., Turfway Park, Free, except March 26. 859-371-0200; Florence. S U N D A Y, M A R C H 1 3


The Life & Times, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. Doors open 8:30 p.m. $13, $10 advance. 859-4312201; Newport.


Wine Tasting, 2-6 p.m., The Liquor Cabinet, Free. 859-586-9270. Hebron.

DIY Wedding, 6:30 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Part 1: Learn some great ideas for your save-the-dates, invitations, programs and thank-you notes. Budget-conscious ideas discussed at each session and participants create samples. $6. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Hebron.


High School AAU Basketball Leagues, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $175. 859-372-7754. Union. Men’s Basketball League, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $300. 859-3727754. Union. Basketball Summer Camp Sign-ups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $175. Registration required. 859-372-7754. Union. Summer Slam Sports Day Camp Signups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $125. Registration required. 859-3727754. Union. T U E S D A Y, M A R C H 1 5


Twitter, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Share your thoughts with friends and make new friends on this short and sweet social networking site. Family friendly. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. The Books of Kells, 7 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Information on one of the most ornate and best preserved Celtic manuscripts of the medieval era. Artist Cynthia Matyi discusses how it was made and its colorful history. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Florence. Insects of Kentucky, 7 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Regina Edwards of Nature Pals presents insects that are native to Kentucky and how they benefit us and the environment. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Union.


Donny Bray and Jeff Tolle, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859491-6200; Newport. Bridge, 12:30-3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Open play. All ages. Family friendly. Free. 859-342-2665. Union.

Ricky Nye Inc., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Chez Nora, With Bekah Williams. 859-491-8027. Covington. Fast Forward, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, $5. 859-441-4888. Cold Spring.

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.





Sundays by the Stove, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Rabbit Hash General Store, 10021 Lower River Road, With Gunpowder Creek. 859-3343151. Boone County.



High School AAU Basketball Leagues, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $175. 859-372-7754. Union. Men’s Basketball League, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $300. 859-3727754. Union.


The opening reception for the fifth “The Art of Food” exhibition will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 11, at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. Attendees will sample culinary creations by top chefs of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati and view local artists’ culinary-inspired artwork, many pieces actually made of food. Advanced tickets are $40, $25 for members. Tickets at the door are $50, $35 for members. Tickets are available through The Carnegie Box Office, open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, online at or by phone at 859-957-1940. Admission to “The Art of Food” is free after opening night and will run Monday, March 14, through Friday, April 15. Gallery Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Pictured is an image that will be on exhibit, “Trouble on Cupcake Mountain” by Bill Ross. W E D N E S D A Y, M A R C H 1 6


The Freelance Lifestyle: Making a Living as a Writer in the 21st Century, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, With Judi Ketteler, full-time freelance writer for eight years, specializing in home/garden and health/fitness journalism. Free. 859-342-2665; Burlington.


Chess Club, 7-8 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, All ages and levels. Instruction available. Family friendly. 859-342-2665. Florence.


Midday Musical Menu, 12:15 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Ave., Music for voice and piano. With Elise Hyder, mezzosoprano, and John A. Deaver, pianist. Free parking in church lots. Free; $6 lunch available at 11:30 a.m. 859-431-1786. Covington.


High School AAU Basketball Leagues, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $175. 859-372-7754. Union. Men’s Basketball League, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $300. 859-3727754. Union. Basketball Summer Camp Sign-ups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $175. Registration required. 859-372-7754. Union.


Epilepsy Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Florence, 4900 Houston Road, Share tips, mutual concerns, common issues, challenges and successes with other members. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. 513-721-2905; Florence.

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Boone County Historical Society: The Life of Dr. Edward Sperti, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Presented by Lana Brueggen. Sperti was Mendel Medal recipient for 1943 and University of Cincinnati’s director of research from 1925-1935. He owned a working farm in Burlington and raised champion bulls and other animals. 859-342-2665. Burlington.


Internet, 10 a.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Level 1. How to connect to the Internet from home, what you can find online and how to get a website. Free. Registration required. 859342-2665. Florence. Spotlight on Genealogy, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Informal discussion of genealogy news and resources, plus guest speakers on family history topics. Snacks served. 859-3422665. Burlington.


Yoga, 6 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Basic/beginner yoga practice offers holistic approach to maintaining healthy weight with increased flexibility, more stamina and lean muscle. Bring mat. All levels. $25 per month. Registration required.859334-2117. Union.


Is Your House Making You Sick?, 6:30-8 p.m., Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Discuss basics of mold, radon, lead, dust mites and more. Ages 21 and up. Free. Registration required, available online. 859-586-6101; Burlington.

Winter/Spring Meet, 1:10 p.m., Turfway Park, Free, except March 26. 859-371-0200; Florence.


High School AAU Basketball Leagues, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $175. 859-372-7754. Union. Men’s Basketball League, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $300. 859-3727754. Union. Women’s Basketball Leagues, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $475 per team. 859-372-7754. Union. Summer Slam Sports Day Camp Signups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $125. Registration required. 859-3727754. Union. M O N D A Y, M A R C H 1 4


The Cincinnati International Wine Festival, held March 10-12 at the Duke Energy Convention Center, will feature more than 600 domestic and international wines from more than 100 exhibitors. Grand Tasting tickets are $60-$70 in advance, with a $5 increase if purchased at the door; Special Tasting Room tickets are $35 with purchase of a Grand Tasting ticket; and charity auction and luncheon tickets are $125. The festival benefits local charities. For tickets and tasting times, visit or call 513-723-9463.

EXERCISE CLASSES 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. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Yoga, 7 a.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Hatha yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation. Bring yoga mat. $25 per month. 859-342-2665. Burlington.


Multi-platinum and Grammy-award-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor and his band will perform at the Aronoff Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 12. Special guest is Ben Taylor. For tickets, visit or call 513-621-2787.


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We have only a limited time in which to bloom It is easier to be a couch potato than an Olympic participant. There are no gold medals for sitting and watching. To be a contestant in the Olympics requires that a person be able to say “no” to themselves and “yes” to a goal. To be a participant in intensifying life we must learn to say “no” to ourselves and “yes” to soul growth. For years an Olympian athlete must say “no” to an easier way of life; “no” to sleeping in; “no” to eating what they want; “no” to doing whatever they feel like doing. How we hate to say “no” ourselves. Yet, to live a successful life it’s necessary. Good parents frequently say “no” to themselves so they can say “yes” to their children; athletes say “no” to their comfort and “yes” to difficult training in order to win; loving spouses say “no” to tantalizing affairs in order to say “yes” to their own love relationship; and resolute students say “no” to television so they can say “yes” to their homework and a brighter future. All such self-discipline is extremely difficult. Many Christians are just beginning a six-week period of spiritual self-discipline

c a l l e d Lent. T h e type of discipline chosen is d e t e r mined by the person Father Lou who takes Guntzelman their spirit u a l Perspectives g r o w t h seriously. Lent is a sort of reality check on ourselves. A television “reality show” is one where we sit and watch how others handle their lives and on-screen relationships. In Lent we are called upon to honestly look at our own lives. We ask, “How well am I really living my life, my relationships, my responsibilities? Where we see we’re deficient in some way we select some plan to work on our weaknesses in this concentrated period of time. What are some of the disciplines we might consider? Traditionally, Lenten observers “give up” something or “take on” some worthwhile action. The main areas ripe for discipline are food, money, time and relationships. Food is given up by fasting; money by almsgiving to the poor or those who

help the poor; overly busy people moderate their busyness by “taking on” periods of silent meditation, reflection and prayer; and relationships are deepened by sharing more quality time together. Once I suggested to a group of married people that a husband might consider taking his wife out to eat dinner once a week during Lent. They smiled and thought I was kidding. I wasn’t. What really frightens some people is to suggest that they stay away from the computer, or turn off the television, one night a week. Instead, they could read, talk, play games as a family. That suggestion is usually greeted by rolling eyes and a desperate cry, “Then what will we do?” Only gradually do we discover that self-discipline counteracts self-centered egos and the tendency toward instant gratification and ease. It develops a certain mental toughness and sense of responsibility. Too many lives are floundering, aimless and stuck in a rut. Lent urges us to take charge of our own life. Replace stress with

Girl Scout cookies on sale The annual Girl Scout cookie sale is under way. Girl Scout troops are selling cookies at retailers across Northern Kentucky until March 20. Approximately twothirds of the selling price of every box of Girl Scout cookies goes directly to support Girl Scouting in the local area. Girl Scouts use the money raised from the annual cookie sale to implement service projects that help the community. Proceeds also go toward providing Girl Scout enrichment and leadership training programs. The enrichment programs consist of adventure activities for more than 7,000 girls at camp properties across Kentucky including the Licking Valley Cluster’s summer day camp located in Erlanger. “Although our annual cookie sale is an important fund-raiser, it means much more to the girls than just selling cookies,” said Ruby

Webster, Center Director for the Girl Scout Wilderness Road Council. “The girls are involved in every aspect of the sale - from planning, to selling, to deciding how the money raised is spent. In the process, the girls learn very valuable life skills.” Those who do not wish to purchase cookies for their own consumption still can support Girl Scouts by making a purchase and donating the cookies to be shipped overseas for the military. Besides cookie booths, cookies can be obtained at the Licking Valley Cluster Girl Scout office, located just off I-75 at 607 Watson Road, Erlanger.

hear the same call encouraging us this Lenten springtime. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the

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Enjoy ‘mixing’ it up with gluten-free goodies asked how she acquired this cake mix doctor empire. Her career began simply. Anne was writing a food column for a Nashville newspaper.


I met Anne Byrn, aka “The Cake Mix Doctor” at a book signing event at Joseph-Beth last week. Anne and I were chatting before the event, and I

O n e s u m m e r, r i g h t before she went on vacation, she put in recipes for five of her Rita f a m i l y ’s Heikenfeld favorite cakes. Rita’s kitchen T h e hook: start with a boxed mix. This began a frenzy of requests for more “doctored cake mix recipes.” So the cake mix doctor series of books was born, using mixes as a primary ingredient. That idea morphed into her newest book “The Cake Mix Doctor Bakes Gluten Free.” “Thirty million in the U.S. are gluten-intolerant or have a gluten sensitivity,” she said. Her readers begged for a gluten-free dessert book. “They didn’t let up,” she told me. I can understand the need since I get requests all the time for gluten-free goodies, including the latest from reader Brenda Nicholson, who specifically asked for “recipes tweaking boxed gluten-free cake mixes.” Anne makes it easy for people challenged with

gluten (and dairy) to enjoy desserts. The book has cakes, bars, cookies and muffins. And talk about connecting with the crowd: Anne shared stories of her own life raising a family, juggling a career, etc. We left feeling like we made a new friend.

Gluten-free orange bundt cake

Vegetable oil spray for misting pan 1 tablespoon rice flour, for dusting pan 1 medium orange Orange juice 15 oz. pkg. yellow gluten-free cake mix 1 ⁄4 cup sugar 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Glaze (optional):

1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted and blended with 3 tablespoons orange juice

Dairy free:

Substitute margarine for butter Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Lightly mist 12-cup bundt pan with oil spray and dust with rice flour. Shake out excess flour. Grate enough orange zest to measure 2 teaspoons. Squeeze enough juice to measure 2⁄3 cup. If necessary, add juice from carton or more freshly squeezed juice to make 2⁄3 cup.

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Put zest, juice, cake mix, sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla in bowl. Beat with electric mixer on low until ingredients are just incorporated, 30 seconds. Scrape down sides. Increase speed to medium and beat until smooth, 11⁄2 to 2 minutes, scraping down sides again if needed. Pour into pan, smoothing top, and bake until golden brown and top springs back when lightly pressed, 35 to 40 minutes. Transfer pan to wire rack and let cool 10 minutes. Run long, sharp knife around edge of cake, shake pan gently, and invert onto wire rack. Transfer to serving plate and, using a toothpick or skewer, poke a dozen holes in top. Slowly pour glaze over cake so that it soaks into holes and dribbles down sides. Or omit glaze and sift confectioner’s sugar on top. Let cool completely before serving. Store at room temperature up to three days, or freeze unglazed cake, wrapped in foil, up to one month. Let thaw on counter overnight before glazing.

So many requests for this! Makes sense since Lent is here. The recipe originally came from friend and former colleague, Bonnie Kareth, a Northern Kentucky reader. Here’s my adaptation. Go to taste on onion and celery. 1 can salmon (I used pink salmon) 1 egg, lightly beaten Finely diced onion and celery, 1⁄3 cup each 1 ⁄2 cup Panko bread crumbs or your favorite Pepper to taste Drain salmon and mix everything together lightly. Form into patties and fry in olive oil over medium heat until brown on both sides and serve with lemon wedge and/or dill sauce. Nice sides are sautéed potatoes and mixed veggies.

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I like this so much I use it on other seafood dishes, as well.

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⁄2 cup mayo Juice of half a lemon or more to taste 1 generous teaspoon dried dill leaves or palmful fresh chopped Hot sauce to taste 1 tomato, finely chopped (opt.) Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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A home away from home is neither owned nor fully funded by the Children’s Hospital or the McDonald’s Corporation. However both help in their own way, such as McDonald’s administrative support for the global effort of the Charity. It is not a United Way agency and receives no city, state or federal grant funds. Help, both financial and volunteer, from the Greater Cincinnati community including Northern Kentucky is always needed and appreciated. The house is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by 12 full-time and 13 part-time staff members and more than 350 volunteers who dedicate more than 20,000 hours each year. Oughterson says the services would not exist without volunteer help. Volunteers provide assistance with

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cooking, cleaning, teaching, driving, facility maintenance, even landscaping. For ways to support Ronald McDonald House, to make a donation or to volunteer your time, call 513636-7642 or check their website, For information about the weekly meetings, guest speakers, and community service opportunities of the Florence Rotary Club, contact Greg Palmer, president, at or 859-282-1220. Visit the group’s website at Florence Rotary meets weekly on Mondays at noon at the Airport Hilton Hotel in Florence. This article was submitted by Chuck Seal.

Boone businesses are finalists in the Best of Metromix 2011 Boone County had there nominees in the Best of Metromix 2011. There were 24 categories, and Boone nominees showed up in three of them. Bourbon House and Pizzeria was nominated in the Best Pizza category. It is located at 7500 Oakbrook Drive, Florence. According to Metromix, “Bourbon House claims to serve ‘the best Chicago-style pizza in the Tristate.’ You can find out for yourself with a sample of Bourbon House’s pizza for only $2. Cooks hand roll the dough fresh daily. Bourbon House also serves appetizers, hoagies, and sandwiches. Customers prefer the Italian hoagie, made with capicola: Italian ham, pepperoni and salami.” The winner in the Best Pizza category was Dewey’s Pizza at Newport

on the Levee. Shakey’s Pub & Grub was nominated in the Best Chicken Wings category. It is located at 7718 U.S. 42, Florence. According to Metromix, “Shakey’s has become a Florence fixture. With lots of TVs, including plasma screens, if you can’t find the game on here, you’re not looking hard enough! From the usual burgers and wings to the catfish and cod, the menu is diverse enough to appeal to almost everyone. During nice weather, head outside to the courtyard to enjoy your drink.” The winner in the Best Chicken Wings category was Wild Mike’s on the West Side in Cincinnati. Rave Motion Pictures Florence 14 was nominated in the Best Movie Theater category. It is located at 760 Mall Road, Florence.

According to Metromix, “Welcome to the Mecca of all movie houses. Enjoy dinner and a movie in a way you never have before. It’s a 14-theater, 2,700-seat facility with stadium seating, digital sound and projection, two party rooms, free Wi-Fi lounges and six different food options, including an upgraded concession. This theater is home to the newly innovated ‘Lux Level’ reserved seating program introduced by Showcase. For an extra $10 per film, ($5 really, because ‘Lux Level’ tickets include a $5 food/ drink voucher) you get full bar access and leather, reclining love seats with moveable armrests and swivel dining trays. Open to ages 21 and up.” The winner in the Best Movie Theater category was Esquire 6 Theatre in Clifton.

BUSINESS UPDATE Cracker Barrel welcomes new GM

Barbara Brown has been transferred as general manager of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in Florence. She has been with the company since December 2002, most recently as general manager in Georgetown. As general manager, Brown will be responsible for all aspects of the day-today business. Before joining Cracker Barrel, she had four years experience in the restaurant industry.

Florence man named to President’s Cabinet

Verizon Wireless has named Jesse George of Florence to the company’s President’s Cabinet. Verizon says that George, a senior sales representative at the Verizon Wireless Communications Store at 4601 Eastgate Blvd. in Cincinnati, demonstrated exceptional sales leadership in 2010 by providing customers with outstanding service related to company products and service plans. George earned the award by meeting several criteria, including being ranked in

the top 1 percent in 2010 sales, placing him as one of the company’s top performers among its more than 25,000 sales people. George is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University.

Tastefully Simple consultant recognized

Tastefully Simple consultant Julie Lee of Union served up a banquet of success with her independent business last year. As a result, Lee was recently honored at the easy-to-prepare food company’s Tastefully Simple On Tour event in Louisville,

New moms group forms Richwood Presbyterian Church in Boone County has started a MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers International) group. The group meets every

second Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. beginning March 10. Moms of preschoolers are invited to join in the fun, fellowship and refreshments. Childcare is provid-

ed. Dress is casual. For more information call the church office at 859485-7200 or Love Alive Montessori Preschool at 859-485-1900.

Sports memorabilia needed A special exhibit on “March Madness and More – Early Boone County Sports Heroes” will be featured March 26 at the Boone County Historical Society Museum. The museum, 2965 Gallatin St., Burlington, will be open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Boone County Historical Society asks people to loan the museum any memorabilia from early Boone County sports. They will be exhibited at the museum on March 26. To loan Boone County sports memorabilia to the Boone County Historical

Society Museum, call Virginia Lainhart at 859-6897240, or Steve Conrad at 859-371-5882, or Ann Leake at 859-485-1063. Loaned items can be picked up at the museum at closing at 3 p.m. Saturday March 26.

The Boone County Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its March 2011 business meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday March 12, at the Scheben facility of the Boone County Public Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Union. All chapter members and prospective members are encouraged to attend. The program will be on Hillside School Inc., a Daughters of the American Revolution supported school in Marlborough, Mass. For information on the March meeting contact Marjorie Thompson at 859689-7474 or Pat Yannarella at 859-371-0446.

Schrand appointed to Sanitation District 1

Boone County Fiscal Court commissioners unanimously appointed Greg Schrand, of Union, to the Sanitation District 1 board of directors. “I hope Mr. Schrand will be extremely conservative sitting on this board,” Commissioner Matt Dedden said. “These rate increases SD1 has are out of control and have been out of control. I hope we can get a grasp on that.” Commissioner Charlie Walton agreed with that and said he appreciated the “openness at which we approach this board appointment.”

Sperti topic at historical society meeting

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National Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold their monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, March 14, at Golden Corral Restaurant on Houston Road. This meeting is the quarterly luncheon meeting and gives everyone a chance to get acquainted in a social setting. There will be an update on any changes

The Florence Masonic Lodge No. 949 will conduct its first annual CPR/First Aid Certification Class. Class will be offered 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 19 at the lodge, 7009 Burlington Pike, in Florence (across the street from Boone County High School). The fee to participate is $30 paid the day of the class. Class size is limited to the first 50 participants. Call 859-6090035 to reserve a spot. The class will cover the latest techniques on performing CPR and basic first aid instruction. Participants will receive a CPR/First Aid card provided by the American Safety and Health Institute. CRP/PRO cards will be available for health care providers. Call Steve Jernigan at 859609-0035 or send an e-mail to

Congress is proposing to benefits. All current and retired federal employees are invited to attend. For more information, call Noreene Morgan, 859283-9688.

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Ronald McDonald House on Erkenbrecher Avenue in Cincinnati currently serves families with critically ill children seeking treatment at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, which is just across the street. About 20,000 families have received care since the house was opened in 1982. “A home away from home” is how Clark Oughterson and Bill Page, both volunteers with Ronald McDonald House Charities, described this

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Verena M. Hyden, 43, shoplifting at 4990 Houston Rd., Feb. 19. Callie G. Smith, 44, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Dr., Feb. 19. Nathaniel E. Fancher, 22, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license at Fantasy Frontier Dr., Feb. 20. Crystle N. Cheesman, 26, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license at Burlington Pk., Feb. 20. Robert J. Finks, 27, shoplifting at 4990 Houston Rd., Feb. 20. Mario Byrd, 30, possession of marijuana, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license at 6920 Burlington Pk., Feb. 20. Kevin Trespalacios, 21, shoplifting at 61 Spiral Dr., Feb. 20. Charles E. Troxel, 33, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Dr., Feb. 15. Monica R. McGlasson, 42, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Dr., Feb. 15. Rachel Cuneo, 23, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Dr., Feb. 17. Zachary V. Hill, 20, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Dr., Feb. 17.

Nicholas H. Ryan, 22, third-degree criminal trespassing, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 17 Lloyd Ave., Feb. 18. Frank R. Stetter, 28, possession of drug paraphernalia at 7340 Hopeful Rd., Feb. 18. Frank R. Stetter, 28, first-degree possession of a controlled substance at 7340 Hopeful Rd., Feb. 18. Sai K. Madduri, 26, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Dr., Feb. 18. Jessica Martin, 21, DUI at Triple Crown Blvd., Feb. 13. Mickey Stamper, 36, careless driving, possession of open container, operating on suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to produce insurance card at Commerce Dr., Feb. 12. Peter J. Wasiela Jr., 23, disregarding traffic light, failure to produce insurance card, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at U.S. 42 at Dream St., Feb. 24. Daniel L. Ashcraft, 28, criminal mischief, third degree at 6058 Celtic Ash Ave., Feb. 22. Dana Stevenson, 44, public intoxication at 7991 Mall Rd., Feb. 22. Walter J. Cline, 33, theft at 7625 Doering Dr., Feb. 22.

Joseph A. Weir, 38, theft at 6920 Burlington Pk., Feb. 21. Alicia M. Darlington, 24, warrant for failure to appear at 7200 Hopeful Church Rd., Feb. 22. Scott E. Shepherd, 21, trafficking controlled substance, possession of controlled substance, possession of controlled substance third degree, trafficking controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school at 7625 Doering Dr., Feb. 17.

Incidents/Reports Criminal mischief

Business vandalized at 7593 Turfway Rd., Feb. 15. Structures vandalized at 2155 Lumberjack Dr., Feb. 13. Cars vandalized/damaged/destroyed at 6067 Celtic Ash Ave., Feb. 22.

Criminal mischief, theft, criminal trespassing Items vandalized and stolen at 4400 River Rd., Feb. 13.

Incident report

Subject falsely reported an incident to police at Turfway Rd., Feb. 16.

Leaving the scene of an accident

Leaving the scene of an accident, driving on DUI suspended license,

unauthorized use of motor vehicle at Circle Dr., Feb. 21.


Menacing at Interstate 75, Feb. 13.


Officers discovered a controlled substance on subject at 7340 Hopeful Rd., Feb. 18.

Recovered theft

Recovery of stolen property at Interstate 75, Feb. 22.


Subject tried to steal goods from Meijer at 4990 Houston Rd., Feb. 19. Subject tried to steal items from Walmart at 7625 Doering Dr., Feb. 19. Subject tried to steal goods from Meijer at 4990 Houston Rd., Feb. 20. Subject tried to take merchandise from Kohl’s at 61 Spiral Dr., Feb. 20. Subject tried to steal goods from Meijer at 4990 Houston Rd., Feb. 19. Subject tried to shoplift goods from Best Buy at 100 Meijer Dr., Feb. 15. Subject tried to steal items from Walmart at 7625 Doering Dr., Feb. 15. Subject tried to take merchandise from Kohl’s at 61 Spiral Dr., Feb. 17. Subject tried to steal items from Walmart at 7625 Doering Dr., Feb. 17. Subject tried to steal merchandise from

TJ Maxx at 7629 Mall Rd., Feb. 17. Subject tried to steal items from Walmart at 7625 Doering Dr., Feb. 18. Victim’s checkbook stolen at 47 Grand Ave., Feb. 20. Victim’s identity stolen at 8513 US 42, Feb. 15. Victim’s vehicle broken into and items taken at 4800 Houston Rd., Feb. 15. Victim’s vehicle broken into and items taken at 7350 Turfway Rd., Feb. 16. Items stolen at 8171 Dixie Hwy., Feb. 13. Vehicle parts/accessories stolen at 284 Melinda Ln., Feb. 13. Shoplifting, merchandise stolen at 1714 Patrick Dr., Feb. 12. Jewelry stolen at Remy Ln., Feb. 11. Jewelry stolen at Saddlebrook Dr., Feb. 22. Items stolen and recovered at 7625 Doering Dr., Feb. 22. Household goods stolen at 6920 Burlington Pk., Feb. 21. Items stolen at 7350 Turfway Rd., Feb. 19. Jewelery stolen, cars destroyed/damaged/vandalized, assault fourth degree at 2745 Dorado Ct., Feb. 13. Electronics stolen, car damaged/van-


Helen Merrill Duesing

Helen Marie Merrill Duesing, 88, of Highland Heights, died March 3, 2011, at Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport. She was a homemaker, waitress and banker. She was a member of St. Therese Church, Mothers Club and Lawler-Hanlon VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Newport. She enjoyed playing bingo and dancing. Her husband, Leonard Duesing Sr., died previously. Survivors include her son, Leonard Duesing of Florence; daughters, Susan Bischoff of Wilder and Kathy Carter of Highland Heights; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Baptist Convalescent Center, 120 Main St., Newport, KY 41071.

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Walter James Harris

Walter James Harris, 80, of Florence, died Feb. 26, 2011, in Edgewood. He was a maintenance supervisor with Christ Hospital and a U.S. Army veteran. His wife, Imogene Harris, died previously. Survivors include stepdaughter, Patsy Hornsby of Alexandria; stepson, James Keyes of Southgate; and six grandchildren. The funeral service will be at the convenience of the family.

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Carin Kendall

Carin Kendall, 33, of Crescent Springs, died Feb. 28, 2011, at Cardinal Hill Specialty Hospital, Fort Thomas. She was a customer service representative for Pomeroy IT Solutions, Hebron, and a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church, Bromley. Survivors include her parents, Rocky Kendall Sr. of Independence and Connie Kendall of Crescent Springs; daughter, Jilliann Kendall of Crescent Springs; and brothers, Rocky Kendall Jr. of Independence, Roy Kendall of Lawrenceburg, Ind., Dwayne Kendall of Dry Ridge and Shane Kendall of Crittenden. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Jilliann Kendall Trust Fund, c/o Roy Kendall, 21526 Georgetown Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.

Robert ‘Bob’ Kidwell Sr.

Robert “Bob” “JC” Kidwell Sr., 87, of Covington, died March 1, 2011, at his residence. He was a yardman for Ideal Supply Company. His wife, June Barnett Kidwell, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Douglas Kidwell, Roger Kidwell Sr. and William Kidwell, all of Covington, Randy Kidwell of Elsmere, Robert Kidwell Jr. of Erlanger, Russell Adams of Cincinnati, Dale Adams Sr. of Hebron and Darryl King of Washington; daughters, Meryl Patterson of Georgetown, Ramona Jennings of Park Hills and Rebecca Cooper of Dayton; sister, Janet Norris of Elsmere; 30 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three greatgreat-grandchildren. Interment was in Davis Cemetery, Sadieville, Ky. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Rose Marie Manning

Rose Marie Manning, 85, of Newport, died Feb. 28, 2011, at her residence. She was a retired executive secretary with General Electric and a member of the Retired GE Women Generalite. She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish where she was church secretary, chairman of the Alter Society, prayer line chairman and member of the bereavement committee. Survivors include her husband, John J. Manning; daughter, Marianne Sullivan of Cincinnati; sons, David Manning of Florence, William Manning of Fort Thomas, Joseph Man-

John ‘Junior’ Rudde III

John Vincent “Junior” Rudde III, 23, of Morning View, died March 4, 2011, in an automobile accident on Rector Road in Morning View. He was a heavy equipment operator for M&W Excavation Company, Alexandria. He enjoyed driving dune buggies at M.V.M. Cross Country Club, racing at Florence Speedway and hunting and fishing. Survivors include his father, John Vincent Rudde Jr. of Morning View; mother, Tammy Graziani Mann of Berry, Ky.; sisters, Shelly Rudde of Owenton and Thalynn Moses Gibson of Dry Ridge; stepbrother, Danny Mann of Berry; maternal grandparents, Jerry and Betty Graziani of Union; and girlfriend, Felicia Martin of Independence. Disposition was cremation.

Bonnie Olbert Smith

Bonnie Jean Olbert Smith, 68, of Florence, died March 1, 2011, at her home. She was a retired bank teller for Chase Bank in Florence. Survivors include her husband,

Anna E. Strunk

Anna E. Strunk, 76, of Union, died March 2, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and member of Hopeful Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband, Bob Strunk; daughters, Rebecca Strunk Mills and Susan Trumble; and three grandsons. Interment was in Richwood Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017 or Hopeful Lutheran Church, 6430 Hopeful Church Road, Florence, KY 41042.

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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 647-5420. dalized at 6802 Sebree Dr., Feb. 6. Credit cards and money stolen at 7725 Plantation Dr., Jan. 24.


Trafficking, possession of controlled substances, first and third degrees at 7625 Doering Dr., Feb. 17.

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Wrongful registration, false personation of voter at 2950 Washington St. Feb. 9.


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Marjorie Worley

Marjorie “Jackie” Simpson Worley, 58, of Cincinnati, formerly of Florence and Woodbine, Ky., died Feb. 28, 2011. She was a registered nurse with St. Elizabeth Health Care in Fort Thomas. Her husband, Mark Steven Worley, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Gaylene Worley; sister, Beulah West; brother, Frank Simpson; and friends, Hazel and Jim Simpson. Interment was at Trosper-Worley Cemetery in Woodbine, Ky. Memorials: SPCA Hamilton County, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223.

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Norma Jean Jobert, 77, of Union, died Feb. 27, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a former owner of Jobert Market, Latonia. Survivors include her husband, Ronald; daughter, Brenda Kroth of Union; son, David Jobert of Union; sisters, Delores Wolfe of Owenton and JoAnn Huffman of Burlington;

Eileen F. Jones, 61, of Newport, died Feb. 26, 2011, at her home. Her parents, Allen Abrams and Jean Figgins Boyers, and a son, Thomas Jones, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Daniel Jones; son, Timothy Jones of Newport; daughters, Chrissy Jones of Fort Thomas and Patricia Patrick of Newport; brothers, Allan Abrams of Elsmere, Rick Smith of Burlington and Emmert “Boo” Boyers of Claryville; sister, Judy Brooks of Shelbyville, Ky.; and eight grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Jo Ann Scott, 78, of Dry Ridge, died Feb. 28, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and member of the Hopeful Lutheran Church in Florence. Survivors include her husband, Vernon Scott; daughters, Debbie Jo Fogle of Dry Ridge and Diana Forti of Greers Ferry, Ark.; son, Jeffrey Scott of Sparta; brothers, Ronnie Yelton of Walton and Terry Yelton of Hebron; sisters, Ruth Brown and Nancy Dringenburg, both of Florence, and Linda Yelton of Hebron; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Burial was in Hopeful Church Cemetery, Florence. Memorials: Hopeful Lutheran Memorial Fund, 6431 Hopeful Church Road, Florence, KY 41042.



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Robert Gatman, 65, formerly of Independence, died March 3, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Arnheim, Ohio, and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He enjoyed fishing, boating and doing yard work. Survivors include his wife, Diane Gatman; daughters, Karen DiNoia of Summerfield, N.C., and Katie Krohman of Walton; sons, Michael Gatman of Covington and Mark Gatman of Erlanger; sister, Arlene Neal of Morehead; brothers, Richard Gatman of Erlanger and Rev. Ronald Gatman of Savannah, Ga.; and 14 grandchildren. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Memorials: American Lung Association or St. Cecilia Church.

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Erma Mae Connelly, 96, of Warsaw, died March 2, 2011, at Gallatin County Healthcare, Warsaw. She was a homemaker and a member of the South Fork Christian Church, Verona. She enjoyed sewing and loved her cats. Her husband, Thomas J. Connelly, died previously. Survivors include nieces, Ola Bischoff of Warsaw and Arlene Simmons of Boone County; and nephew, Pryce Scott of Warsaw. Burial was in Napoleon Cemetery, Gallatin County. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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