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Houston Road stays a retail draw

By Justin B. Duke

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Paws to Read aids young readers

Visiting the children’s department of the main branch of the Boone County Library every other Saturday morning means an extra treat, because children can visit with very special therapy dogs. The Paws to Read program started last spring. Its goal is to improve the reading skills of children by encouraging them to read to dogs. – LIFE, PAGE B1

Rotary honors Teachers of Year

One transformed a high school club into a model of community service. Another solved a conflict over practice times by leading the effort to arrange for another soccer field. And a third turned a field trip to a food pantry into an elementary school “grocery” for needy families. All three are Boone County teachers and the first Florence Rotary Club Teacher of the Year recipients. – STORY, PAGE B9

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While Mall Road is getting a lot of attention, another Florence road keeps getting businesses. Over the past few years, new businesses have flocked to Houston Road, including some former Mall Road tenants like Dick’s Sporting Goods and Michaels. “Retailers like to be located in the most up-to-date, dynamic locations,” said City Coordinator Rick Lunnemann. Before serving as city coordinator, Lunnemann was Florence’s community development director, and worked on shaping Houston Road. A turning point in Houston Road’s development was when the city set standards for the types of buildings that could go in for the section between Woodspoint Drive and Ky. 18 that includes the Super Walmart, IHOP and Cheddar’s, Lunnemann said. “The quality of the development is the result of the development standards,” he said. When Walmart moved up the street, the city worked closely with Walmart to not just leave an “empty box” in the store’s former location. The result is a Guitar Center, Half Price Books and

Babies R Us – all of which have their only Northern Kentucky locations in Florence. Even when businesses don’t do well on Houston Road, vacancies usually don’t last long, as evidenced by the former Linens n’ Things that is now the Christmas Tree Shops. An exception to the rule is the former Media Play that has remained vacant for years. A lot of Houston Road’s success can be credited to the aging status of Mall Road, Lunnemann said. The forthcoming Mall Road revitalization project will serve to give Mall Road a more up-to-date appeal that retailers want, he said. “Houston Road and Mall Road will be on even playing fields in

the near future,” Lunnemann said. City leaders aren’t worried that retailers will want to move back and forth between Mall Road and Houston Road depending on which road has been most recently updated. “They’re two very different kinds of corridors,” said Business/Community Development Director Josh Wice. Once the revitalization project is complete, Mall Road will likely house the smaller, specialized stores and Houston Road will have the larger multipurpose stores, Wice said. Houston Road is nearing a point where there won’t be much more room for development, so filling vacancies will be the


remaining task, he said. Houston Road was recently dealt a blow that created a large vacancy. Longtime tenant Bigg’s is set to close by the end of June, which will cost 111 jobs. City leaders have an internal “wish list” of retailers and restaurants they want to see in Florence. The list isn’t shared with the public, Wice said. Having a small number of vacancies “might not be a bad thing” for getting new retailers, Wice said. Looking forward, Lunnemann and Wice see the mix of restaurants and retailers on Houston Road – along with a revamped Mall Road – helping Florence remain Northern Kentucky’s retail hub.

Pinwheels for a cause

Four-year-old Karly Holleran of Crittenden holds pinwheels to put in the ground in front of the Northern Kentucky Child Advocacy Center in Florence. The 788 pinwheels signify the number of reported cases of child abuse in the eight Northern Kentucky counties.


Florence church’s yard sale for everyone By Justin B. Duke

Spring cleaning can produce a lot of unwanted items, and a local church wants to help get rid of them. Florence Christian Church is hosting a community yard sale from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 10. Rev. Diane Zehr, a co-pastor at the church, knows yard sales are nothing new, nor is the church the first to have a community yard


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sale, but the event is a sign of the church’s efforts to keep some of its traditions while trying something new. The church has had sales in the past, but they’ve always been internal. This is the first time the church sale will allow anyone to sell their goods, Zehr said. “It’s a service that not everyone is able to do at their homes,” she said. On the day of the sale, interested sellers can pay the church $20 for a table to sell whatever they

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have. Any money made from the sale is kept by the sellers. Inviting the community to join in with its yard sale shows the church’s commitment to the area it’s called home since 1831. “We want to be good members of the community,” Zehr said. While the sale does serve as a fundraiser for the church, it is a way for church members to “rub shoulders” with the neighbors, she said. “We see ourselves as an anchor in the community,” Zehr

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said. While the church has a long history, its members have new ideas and the sale is a classic way to put them into practice. “Many of our members are into ecology and recycling,” Zehr said. Allowing the community to sell off unwanted items helps keep something someone else may find useful from ending up in a landfill, she said. For more information, visit


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April 8, 2010

Dogwood Dash a winner By Patricia A. Scheyer Community Recorder Contributor

Runners and walkers alike are invited to take part in the fourth annual Dogwood Dash, a 5K race held at the Boone County Arboretum at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 17, rain or shine. Registration is available online at, or forms are available at, or at the Boone County Extension Office. “If you get a form from the Web site, you still have to mail it in, or turn it in to me at the Extension office,” said Laura Kline, volunteer coordinator for the arbore-

Arboretum. “We put park benches throughout the park and we maintain the children’s garden. In addition, we grow a vegetable garden each year and the produce goes to area churches.” The Friends worked with Cooper High School students to build the children’s garden. Since its inception, the Friends have also installed a fountain and other improvements. Seeds are donated to the Friends for the vegetable garden each year. Besides the Dogwood Dash, the Friends hold two plant sales a year. “This is a great fundraiser, provided the weather is

tum. “If you get on the Running Time site, you can sign up and pay with a credit card.” To participate in the race, pre-registration cost is $20 without a T-shirt and $25 with a T-shirt. After April 9, and including race day, the cost is $25, and there is no shirt included. The 5K run is the largest fundraiser for the Friends of the Arboretum, the group that hosts the race. “We usually raise between $4,000 and $5,000 and the money goes into a general fund that we use for many things inside the arboretum,” said Marea West of Friends of the


good,” said West. “A lot of people come and run because it helps them practice for the Flying Pig Marathon later in the spring.” So far the weather has been fairly good, according to Kline. “One year it rained during the time right after the race when we give out the prizes,” she said. “If we can get through the race without rain, I think it’s a good day.” Prizes will be given out this year, mostly gift certificates to a local running store. For more information, Kline can be contacted at 859-586-6101.

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Florence golf course offers family lessons

World of Sports is offering a new instructional program aimed at families who want to learn and play golf together. Families, up to four members, will receive a 45-minute group golf lesson and play nine holes after the instruction. The program costs $50 and runs from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoons starting April 18. To register call 371-8255.

Boone to participate in cleanup

The Great American Cleanup is 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 24, in Boone County. Volunteers will clean riverbanks and other areas. Gloves, trash bags and T-shirts will be provided. Volunteers will meet at the Rabbit Hash General Store at 10021 Lower River Road, GilesConrad Park on River Road in Hebron, Florence Public Services at 7850 Tanners Lane in Florence and the Walton City Building at Main and Church streets. If you plan to attend the Rabbit Hash and Hebron locations, contact Kelly Chapman at 334-3629. For Florence, call Jeremy Kleier at 647-5416. For Walton, call Connie Goins at 485-4383.

Boone DAR chapter meets

The Boone County chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution meets at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Boone County Public Library’s Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington. The program will feature information on the group’s national and Kentucky Web sites. All prospective and current members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Marjorie Thompson at






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The National Active and Retired Federal Employees will have forums for U.S. Senate candidates 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, and 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at the Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Airport, 1717 Airport Exchange Blvd., Erlanger. The April 13 session is for Democrats and the April 14 event is for Republicans. Democratic Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo is expected to attend. Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway, Republican Secretary of State Trey Grayson and Republican Rand Paul will either attend or have a representative. Each candidate will speak for about 45 minutes followed by a question and answer period. The forums are not open to the public. The forums are part of NARFE’s Kentucky state convention that is April 13-15 at the hotel. All postal and federal employees, retirees and their spouses from the Tristate may attend. Registration is $15 at the door. Registration begins at 10 a.m. April 13. The convention starts at 1 p.m.

Campaign Notes

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul’s tea party bus tour will be in Boone County on Thursday. Paul will make an appearance at 4 p.m. at the Boone County Administration Building, 2950 Washington St., Burlington. Paul will then speak at a fundraiser for Boone/Gallatin district judge candidate Rick Brueggemann at 6 p.m. at the Little Britain Farm Carriage House, 5309 Idewild Road, Burlington. Submit items for Campaign Notes to or fax 2837285.

Campaign signs will be removed As the political campaign season heats up, Kentucky Department of Highways crews face an increasing number of campaign signs on the state highway right of way – signs that must be removed for safety purposes. Acting State Highway Engineer Steve Waddle said state highway workers are required to remove and discard hundreds of signs during each election cycle. The signs can pose hazards for drivers and for maintenance crews.

“Signs on the right of way often restrict sight distance near intersections and create a hazard in the ‘clear zone,’ which is the recovery area for motorists who run off the road,” Waddle said. “They also interfere with maintenance activities such as roadside mowing, which will be starting soon.” Kentucky law and Transportation Cabinet policy prohibit the placement of political or other advertising signs on state right of way, including signs attached to utility poles within the state

right of way. Illegal signs will be moved to the state highway garage in each county and kept for two weeks. Owners may claim them by showing identification and completing a claim form. Unclaimed signs will be discarded. “Employees who are removing signs are acting in the best interest of all motorists and of maintenance crews,” Waddle said. “We appreciate the public’s cooperation and understanding.”


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Florence Recorder

April 8, 2010

Five hoping for judicial seat

By Justin B. Duke and Paul McKibben

About the office and

Five candidates are reaching for two November ballot spots for District Court Judge, 1st Division, 54th Judicial District. The top two candidates in the primary will face off in the Nov. 2 general election. Because the race is non-partisan, the race will appear on the Republican, Democratic and non-partisan primary ballots. Gallatin County residents will also vote on the race. Voters registered independent will only be able to vote on this race in the primary. The district court handles numerous types of cases including probate of wills, misdemeanors, felony preliminary hearings and civil cases up to $4,000.

Stephen Huddleston

Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Stephen Huddleston in September 2009 to the post. The seat was left vacant when Judge Michael C o l l i n s retired in Huddleston 2008 to join the senior judges program. Huddleston, 59, Warsaw, served as the Gallatin County attorney for 14 years and worked as Warsaw’s city attorney for nine

years before that. He said he’s represented county government as county attorney, fire protection districts and the Gallatin County Water District. He once worked as a staff attorney for the Kentucky Department of Justice and was general counsel to the Kentucky Department of Mines and Minerals. Huddleston has prosecuted cases in this district court. As an attorney in private practice, he has handled civil cases (plaintiff and defendant) and has done criminal defense work. He said he’s tried hundreds of cases. “Now perhaps most importantly, unlike many of my opponents, I’ve had hundreds, if not thousands of clients,” he said. “I have spent 30 years in the private practice of law because bear in mind, (the) county attorney position in Gallatin County is not full-time as it is up here.” Huddleston earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1973 from the University of Kentucky. He received his law degree from the University of Louisville in 1976. “And it is the judge’s job to ensure a fair proceeding.

Office: District court judge for the 54th Judicial District, Division 1 (Boone and Gallatin counties) Term: Four years Pay: $112,668 annually for fiscal year 2010 that ends June 30, 2010. The judge is not to be tilted one way or the other,” he said.

Rick Brueggemann

Brueggemann, 45, Union, currently works as an attorney for the Fort Mitchell law firm Hemmer, Pangburn and DeFrank. He said the Brueggemanna Kentucky Constitution requires candidates for district judge be an attorney for at least two years and he’s been one for about 2.5 times that. He said he’s practiced in the areas covered by district court including guardianship, probate, minor criminal and traffic matters and civil actions. “And I think it’s helpful to have a broad background in addition to my years practicing the law, having been a business manager and knowing what it’s like to be a client, I think will serve me well on the bench,” he said. Brueggemann hasn’t

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always worked in the law. He said he initially worked in his family’s auto refinishing business (Brueggemann Auto Body on Pleasant Valley Road). He also worked at Patrick Auto Parts and Bavarian Trucking Co. Inc. Brueggemann graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 2001 with a bachelor of arts degree. He graduated three years later from NKU’s Chase College of Law. “I think that foremost a judge should adhere to the Constitution and the rule of law,” he said. “And I think that a judge should rule according to what that law is and not what he thinks it ought to be.” Brueggemann said Antonin Scalia is his favorite U.S. Supreme Court justice. Scalia is one of the high court’s more conservative members.

judge, he said. “Judges need to be fair and impartial,” McMain said. A judge’s job is to interpret the law legislators have written and not make law from the bench, he said. A Boone County resident for two decades, McMain has bachelor’s degrees from Northern Kentucky University in management and marketing and a law degree from the Chase College of Law. McMain has served in the community for several years including coaching youth soccer and basketball, along with being a member of the Boone County Republican Party’s Executive Committee. McMain sees being a judge as a continuation of his service. “I could contribute to the community,” he said.

Keith McMain

Jeff Smith

McMain, 48, Burlington, is a partner at Noyes, McMain and Hegge in Florence. “I have a deep respect for the law and love for the law,” M c M a i n McMain said. Over his career, McMain has spent 20 years of practice in district court, so he’s no stranger to what is expected of a district court

Smith, 40, Union, is a man who loves the community and has been working with the community for the last seven of his 13 years of practicing law as an assistant Boone County attorney. “I enjoy being in the courtroom with the community,” Smith said. Being a district judge would be the “perfect combination” of two things he loves, he said. Smith is often in the district courtroom in his current position and hopes to

spend even more time there as a judge. “I’d love to have dayto-day contact with the community,”

Jeff Smith Smith said. While the post is one Smith would enjoy, he knows he has a solemn duty to uphold. “You have to apply the law to the facts with each case,” Smith said. Smith has an English degree from Centre College and a law degree from UK. He’s coached youth football, basketball and soccer and served on the boards for Boone County Success by Six, Baptist Life Communities and the Northern Kentucky Area Development District.

Marcia Thomas

Thomas, 50, Hebron, is also an assistant Boone County attorney and runs her own private practice. She graduated from Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill., with a degree in criminal justice and earned her law degree from Chase College of Law. She serves as a team mother for Boone County Pee Wee Football and Knothole. Thomas was not able to be reached for comment.

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Florence Recorder


April 8, 2010

Incumbent Boone County constable faces challenger By Paul McKibben

Republican Boone County District 3 constable Dan Houston is being challenged in the May 18 primary election by U.S. Army veteran and Delta Air Lines pilot Joe Kalil. Houston, 50, Walton, currently works as a supervisor at Emerson Power Transmission in Florence. “I’ve enjoyed what I’ve done. I’ve met a ton of great people. ... I’m out everyday working in this position,” he

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said. This is the first time Kalil, 43, Florence, has sought public office. He has an associate’s degree in military science from Marion Military Institute, a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science/flight from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a master’s degree in aviation/aerospace management from Embry-Riddle. Kalil said he has no

desire to do law enforcement except for maybe helping to direct traffic at the Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair. He said the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, Florence Police Department and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Police all do a great job with law enforcement. He said those departments don’t need an untrained constable’s help. Kalil is a former military officer. He served in Rwanda, Bosnia, Macedonia and northern Iraq. He flew helicopters and airplanes while in the armed forces. He said

he currently serves as a law enforcement officer and a law enforcement firearms instructor but because of the nature of the job, he can’t tell what the agency is. “So I do have experience in this area and I think that’s critical that people know because why not elect somebody that actually has experience,” he said. “Now that’s not a comment on Dan Houston, trust me. ... I’m running on my merits.” Houston doesn’t do law enforcement either. Instead, companies pay him to serve civil summons filed with the Boone circuit court clerk’s

office. Houston said he would love to get the community more familiar with what a constable was and is. Kalil said he has a desire to teach free firearms safety courses to adults and teens through the Boone County Cooperative Extension Office. He also wants to offer advanced firearms training for other constables in Kentucky. He owns Defensive Handgun Training LLC, a firearms training school. He said he doesn’t have any profit intentions but wants to get the constables from the state to complete

advanced training because some of them do not have training. Houston has an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Central Texas College. He was a deputy jailer in Boone County and the chief deputy jailer in Grant County. Barring any write-in candidates, there are no Democrats running for Boone County constable District 3. Boone County has three constables each representing a different district. Only the voters in the particular district choose their constable.

McConnell: Health care reform repeal will be hard By Paul McKibben

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged to the Florence Rotary Club on Monday it will be very difficult to repeal the new health care reform law with President Barack Obama in office “but people are still entitled to know how we feel and what we’re for.” In an interview before he spoke at the club’s luncheon, McConnell said Obama would veto the bill depending “on what the bill looks like and what else is in it and how it’s packaged.” McConnell, R-Louisville, said virtually all GOP candidates this fall will be pledging to trying to repeal and replace the law. He said there are parts of the law Republicans would keep next year such as insurance reforms that Congress could


have passed on a bipartisan basis a long time ago. To reform health care, McConnell told the Rotary Club he “would start with going after junk lawsuits” that are filed against doctors and hospitals. He also would support interstate health insurance competition, allow small businesses to group together to use purchasing power to get the best rates and permit people who purchase an individual policy to deduct that expense off of their taxes. Referring to a provision that requires people to have health insurance, McConnell said “this bill basically turns the health insurance industry into a regulated utility.” “So what we did here was to take a sledge hammer to the whole American health care system, allow the government to take over one-sixth of our economy

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and move us in the direction of turning us into a western European country when we could have ... with precision, targeted the cost problem,” he told the Rotary Club. The health care debate has been contentious. In the interview, McConnell said the level of political discord in the country pales in comparison to what John Adams and Thomas Jefferson said about each other. He said Republicans oppose Obama administration policies “in a respectful way. We don’t throw anything at each other.” On other issues, McConnell said he: • Supports Obama administration’s efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq. • Doubts immigration reform will be done this year. • A financial regulatory reform bill will likely happen and there is an outside chance that it could become


U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Louisville, speaks to the Florence Rotary Club April 5 at the Hilton Cincinnati Airport in Florence. bipartisan. • Hasn’t decided yet whether he is going to officially endorse a candidate in the Kentucky Republican primary for U.S. Senate. He said he knows Secretary of State Trey Grayson better than Rand Paul. Grayson and Paul are the leading GOP candidates. • Is not predicting

Republicans will take control of the House and Senate this fall but if the election were tomorrow, the party would have a very good day. • Declined to say which of the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate in Kentucky he would prefer the GOP nominee face in the Nov. 2 general election.

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Florence Police seized nearly $500,000 in marijuana. Kevin J. Biard, 37, has been charged with cultivating in marijuana and traffickKevin Biard ing in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school. Police served a search

Florence police seized 244 marijuana plants from 113 Dilcrest Drive. warrant April 5 on Biard’s home at 113 Dilcrest Drive in Florence. In the home, police found an “elaborate indoor marijuana growing system.” Police seized 244


marijuana plants and five pounds of processed marijuana ready for street use, said spokesperson John McDermond.

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Boone forensics team state champs

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The Boone County High School Forensics Team won first place with 620 points at the Kentucky Educational Speech and Drama Association State Tournament in Lexington. The Forensics Team was also given the Judge G. Edward Memorial Award Traveling Trophy for continued success. Coach Krista Kohl was also presented with the NFHS Outstanding Speech/Debate Educator of the Year Award. This is BCHS’ first-ever win in the 22-year history of the KESDA state competition. The following students made it to quarter finals: Poetry: Emma Wilczynski, Nic Baynum and Connor Moulton. Prose: Erin Edwards and Kelsie Brown. The following students made it to the semifinals: Declamation: Emily Martin and Katelyn Bertolet. Dramatic interpretation: Olivia McMillian. Duo interpretation: Emily Kemp and Connor Moulton; Nate Reay and Andrew Sherman. Extemperaneous: Kelsie Brown, Alexis Caddel, Katelyn Bertolet and Emily Martin. Impromptu: Alexis Caddell and Katelyn Bertolet. Humorous interpretation: Colin


The Boone County High School Forensics Team won first place with 620 points at the Kentucky Educational Speech and Drama Association State Tournament in Lexington. Drance, Nic Baynum, Connor Moulton and Abby Kohake. Improvisation duo: Morgen Thomas and Skylar Tanner; Erin Taylor and Erica Guenther; and Nate Reay and Andrew Sherman. Informative: Jordan Foster.

The following students made it all the way to finals: Radio: Top novice, Joe Kohake; fifth place, Spencer Stone; second place, Emily Kemp. Congress: Fourth place, Emily Martin, third place, Jordan Foster.

Declamation: Second place, Erin Edwards. Dramatic interpretation: Second place, Erin Edwards. Extemperaneous: Fifth place, Lori Lovell; second place, Jordan Foster.

Humorous interpretation: Sixth place, Erin Edwards, fourth place, Emily Kemp. Impromptu: Fifth place, Kelsie Brown; third place, Emily Martin; second place, Jordan Foster. Improvisation duo: Sixth place, Spencer Stone and Connor Moulton; second place: Jordan Foster and Colin Drance; first place: Wilczynski and Barnes. Informative: First place, Emily Martin. Persuasive: Third place, Emma Wilczynski. Poetry: Sixth place, Erin Edwards. Prose: Second place, Emma Wilczynski; first place, Emily Kemp. Storytelling: Fifth place, Abby Kohake; fourth place, Nic Baynum; second place, Emma Wilcynski; first place, Emily Kemp. Group interpretation: Fifth place, Erin Edwards, Spencer Stone and Morgen Thomas; second place, Alexis Caddell, Lori Lovell, Abby Kohake and Brannon. Pentathlon: 10th place tie, Kelsie Brown and Katelyn Bertolet; fourth place, Emily Martin; third place, Jordan Foster; second place, Emma Wilczynski.

Ockerman wins state speech title

Ockerman Middle School captured the Kentucky High School Speech League Junior Division Championship. The team competed against 59 other Kentucky Middle Schools in Bowling Green to win. It is coached by 21-year veteran Kathy Bacelieri and assistant Christine Drance, both teachers at Ockerman. Along with the team championship, Sam Thomas, Colin Waters and Liz Kasselman won individual first-place trophies and Brianna Berry won first place in two events. Students competed in 11 events including acting, interpretation and public speaking. Teams can field up to three competitors in each event. Ockerman had 21 students who qualified to fill all 33 of their slots. Twenty-eight Ockerman entries advanced to semifinal rounds and 14 semifinalists moved up to the final round. Four students – Brianna Berry, Clay Edwards, Zachary Raleigh and Colin Waters – all

advanced to final rounds in three events each. “We're thrilled to win states this year, but now it's time to get ready for nationals,” said Bacelieri, who has coached her team to several national titles including the 2009 title against 39 schools from across the nation. KHSSL state champions from Ockerman are: Brianna Berry: First in interpretation of literature, first in prose interpretation, fourth in duo acting (with Raleigh). Clay Edwards: Second in interpretation of literature, second in duo acting (with Dowd), fourth in oratorical declamation. Colin Waters: First in duo improvisational acting (with Kasselmann), third in duo acting (with Kasselmann), third in interpretation of literature. Zachary Raleigh: Fourth in duo acting (with Berry), fourth in public speaking, fourth in solo acting. Sam Thomas: First in extemporaneous speaking, second in broadcast announcing.

Ockerman Middle School captured the Kentucky High School Speech League Junior Division Championship. Maya Reich: Sixth in public speaking. Liz Kasselmann: First in duo improvisational acting (with Waters), fourth in duo acting (with Waters).

William Dowd: Second in duo acting (with Edwards). Non advancing semifinalists: Lydia Brooks, Bonnie Dowd, Sydney Foster, Christian Foster, Sam Gormley, Alison Lindsey, Saman-


tha McMillan, Mick Nelson, Allison Sherman and Taylor Thaman. State qualifiers: Paige Pranger, Emily Rutherford and Brook Stivers.

BCHS gathers 850 pounds of food for shelter By Justin B. Duke


Boone County High School seniors Claire Valentine, left, Valynn Honn and Mike Williams deliver 850 pounds of pet food to the Boone County Animal Shelter.

The pound added a lot of pounds to its supply. The Boone County Animal Shelter were the benefactors of the Boone County High School National Honor Society’s annual drive this year. The group does a schoolwide fundraiser and collection drive for a charity every year, and chose the shelter this year, said senior Claire Valentine. “We were thinking of things out of the ordinary,” Valentine said. They came up with the P.A.W.S. (Pets Are Worth Saving) drive and each first block class was given a photo of an animal at the shelter to remind them of what they were helping. “That was their animal,” Valentine said. By the end of the drive, the school

was able to donate around 850 pounds of dog and cat food and around 30 toys for the sheltered animals. “We didn’t expect as much as we got,” Valentine said. Getting so much means the money the shelter would have spent on food can now be used for other needs, said Beckey Reiter, director of the shelter. “Our community is so generous,” Reiter said. Aside from special diet foods, the shelter has not had to buy food in years because of donations like this, she said. The surprises didn’t stop for Reiter, who was overwhelmed when the National Honor Society presented the shelter with a check for $350 from students at the school to help purchase other supplies. “My God, that’s wonderful,” Reiter said as she received the check.


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COLLEGE CORNER Wistuba honored at meeting

Morehead State University’s Dr. Troy Wistuba, associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Sciences, was awarded the Outstanding Young Animal Scientist-Education Award at the annual meeting of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientist. The award was presented to Dr. Wistuba by the Southern Section of the American Society of Animal Science in recognition of the quality and quantity of educational programs that he offers in both academic and applied settings. He is the first person to win this award that has served their career at a regional institution. The conference was in Orlando, Fla. MSU graduates or students that had papers at the conference included: James Caldwell of Scottown, Ohio; Cari Keys of Springfield, Ohio; Kevin Dillon of Lynchburg, Ohio; Ben Williamson of Cedarville, Ohio; Jessica Robinette of Flinstone, Md.; Whitney Turner of Winchester; Megan Voyles, Scottsburg, Ind.; Jonathan Carter of Grayson; Alecia Raymer of Brooksville; and Lauren Melzer of Florence.

Florence students named to UK dean’s list

The University of Kentucky is proud to recognize the outstanding academic performance of its students, including 148 students from Boone County who were named to the UK dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester. To make a dean’s list in one of the

UK colleges, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.6 or higher and must have earned 12 credits or more in that semester, excluding credits earned in pass-fail classes. Some UK colleges require a 3.5 GPA to make the dean’s list. The students from Florence on the UK dean’s list are: Autumn Lynn Abraham, Kathryn Elizabeth Ball, Mark A. Bragg, Justin Wheeler Branham, Andrew Bronston Brown, Rachel Claire Brown, Lauren Nicole Browning, Jennifer LeAnne Clark, Jesse Lauren Coe, Sean Michael Connolly, Kyle John Cooper, Ana Yadira Duran, Lauren Elizabeth Finan, Ryan Anthony Flick, Brian David Fowler, Cory Michael Fowler, Kelsey Marie Funke, Lindsey Marie Goderwis, Carly Anne Green; Cody Jonathan Greer, Amy Elizabeth Grout, David Christopher Herron, Kimberly Jane Hoffmeister, Joseph Andrew Jaindl, Zachary Joseph Johnson, Kelly Nichole King, Sarah Marie Kloentrup, Scott Michael Koenig, Taylor Christian Kuhn, Amy Caitlin Lovell, Mackenzie Leigh Martin, David Jay McLane, Justin T. Menke, Jenna Michelle Noll, Adrienne Jensine Pfendt, Sarah Elizabeth Price, Jonathan Allen Reynolds, Whitney N. Rolf; Kristina Marie Satek, George Wesley Schadler, Jordan Michelle Seiter, Kelsey Rose Spaulding, Cameron Scott Speed, Stephanie Marie Straub, Elizabeth Gray Tankersley, Philip Bradford Timmerman, Sean Thomas Tobey, Jason William Turner, Tyler James VanWay, Denise DuyenNgoc Vu, Joseph Andrew Walbourn, Jordan Andrew Waymeyer, Natalie Lauren White, Lindley Ellen Winchester. For information about the school, visit


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Youth leadership class graduates The Regional Youth Leadership Class of 2010 celebrated its graduation on March 7 at The Phoenix. The students recently completed the eight-month program which helps build leadership skills and encourages community involvement among young people. Students were exposed to complex issues and challenges facing the region through interactive sessions with community leaders and decision makers. The sessions covered diversity, local government, economic development, law, arts and culture, money, health care and community service. The Class of 2010 consists of 41 students representing 40 different Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area high schools. Regional Youth Leadership is a nonprofit program. The title sponsor for this year's program was Ohio National Financial Services; presenting sponsors were KeyBank Foundation, Wal-

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This week in softball

• Walton-Verona High School beat Shelby Valley 7-5 in six innings, March 26. The winning pitcher was Jenalee Ginn with nine strikeouts. Walton’s leaders were Ginn, who went 2-2 with two basehits; Julann Ginn, who had two basehits and Natalie Hargett went 2-3 with two basehits. Walton-Verona advances to 2-0 with the win. • Newport Central Catholic beat Cooper High School 3-2 in six innings, March 27. • Simon Kenton beat Cooper 8-7, March 27. Cooper’s Jenna Ahlbrand went 2-3, and Katie Martz went 2-3, and had two basehits. • Ryle High School beat Heath 11-4, March 30. Ryle’s winning pitcher was Hamilton. Ryle’s Cassie Hamilton went 3-3 with two basehits and two RBIs; Jenna Sander had two basehits; Alex Smith went 2-3 with two RBIs; Kate Cremer went 2-3 with three basehits and Haylee Smith went 3-3 with two RBIs. Ryle advances to 1-3 with the win. • Simon Kenton beat Cooper 10-6, March 30. Cooper’s Jessica Koors went 2-3. • Walton-Verona beat Boone County 2-1, March 30. Walton’s winning pitcher was Jenalee Ginn. Walton’s Natalie Hargett had two RBIs. Walton advances to 4-2 with the win.



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This week in baseball

• Bishop Brossart High School beat Cooper High School 13-3, March 27. Cooper’s Ryan Thompson went 2-3 and had two basehits, and Tyler Ramey went 2-3. • Walton Verona High School beat Owen County 76, March 30. Walton’s winning pitcher was Wolfgang Davis. Walton’s Jared Dwyer went 25; Vance Sullivan had two basehits; Madden went 3-5 with two RBIs. Walton advances to 2-1 with the win. • Cooper High School beat Newport 8-5, March 30. Cooper’s John Bjurquist was the winning pitcher. Cooper’s Reuben Griggs went 3-5 with two basehits; Troy Wilke went 3-4 with two basehits, one homerun and two RBI. Cooper advances to 2-1 with the win. • Newport Central Catholic beat Boone County 5-4, March 30. Boone’s Nate Alford went 2-4 with two basehits; Trevor Dunaway had two basehits and Carzolee went 2-3 with two basehits.

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Raiders win CovCath tournament By James Weber


Ryle infielders Leiff Clarkson (left) and Caleb Lonkard nearly collide chasing a pop fly April 3 against Conner. Clarkson caught the ball for the out.

After hitting a slow chopper, Caleb Lonkard knew he had a chance to get to first base safely. Lonkard, a Ryle infielder and the team’s leadoff hitter, got to the bag the same time as the throw, and when the St. Henry fielder bobbled it, Ryle had a 7-6 walkoff victory over the Crusaders. The game, played April 3 at Covington Catholic, gave Ryle the championship of the Scott Knochelman Memorial Tournament. It was Ryle’s first title in 18 years of the event, and only the second time CovCath has not won the event. “I was like ‘Oh no, I better get my butt in gear and beat it out,’” Lonkard said. “I just put the ball in play and hustled down the line.” Ryle went 3-0 in the tourney, beating CovCath and Conner as well to improve to 4-2 on the season.

This week in tennis

• Boone County High School boys beat Covington Latin 4-1, March 26. Boone’s Kimura beat Davie 6-0, 6-1; Chinthala beat Stephens 6-0, 6-0; Guenther beat Back 6-0, 6-1. In doubles, Black and Piacente beat Machingu and Becker 6-1, 6-1. Boone advances to 2-0 with the win. • Highlands High School girls beat Ryle High School 50, March 26. • Ryle High School boys beat Simon Kenton 5-0, March 27. Ryle’s Kento Okita beat Garrett Daniels 6-0, 6-2; Yushi Okita beat Sadler 7-6, 6-7, 6-2; Jimmy Jamison beat Sam Benner 6-3, 6-0. In doubles, Rhett Schuster and Scott Stuckenschneider beat Tyler Stephens and Steven Koch 6-3, 6-0; and Maynard and Evan Wagner beat Darryl Brown and Nick Kentrup 6-1, 6-0. • Ryle boys beat Connor 5-0, March 29. Kento Okita beat Owens 6-0, 6-0; Yushi Okita beat Hodge 6-1, 6-0; Jimmy Jameson beat Chitwood 6-0, 6-0. In doubles, Fukushima and Rhett Schuster beat Long and Stevens 63, 6-1; Maynard and Evan Wagner beat Mosqueda and Taylor 6-1, 6-1.

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Conner junior Kyle Gottman steals second April 3 with Ryle’s Caleb Lonkard defending.


The tourney honors a deceased former CovCath assistant. Ryle head coach Pat Roesel graduated from CovCath in 1987. He played on two Ninth Region championship teams and coached on one, and his Ryle teams are an annual participant in the event. “Knucks is the greatest,” Roesel said. “He was the greatest Colonel there was. It makes me happy that we finally got the win.” The St. Henry win was a barnburner. Ryle allowed four runs in the top of the seventh inning to trail by one, 6-5. Ryle started its seventh with a walk and a reach by error. Kyle Donovan sacrificed Chris Hensley and Tyler O’Bryan up a base. Pinch-hitter Jake Steinle successfully squeeze bunted Hensley home to tie the game, setting up Lonkard’s ground ball to score O’Bryan. “We had to fight back a couple of times,” senior catcher James Hoskins said. “It took everything we had but we got it done.” Hoskins hit a two-run home run in the third to give Ryle a 4-1 lead. It was his fourth of the year. “As soon as it left the bat, I knew it was gone,” he said. “I hit right on the middle of it. It felt good.” Junior Conner Hempel had three hits and two RBI. Ryle’s previous game of the day was a 14-6 slugfest over Conner. Hoskins had three hits and two RBI. Logan Carney had three hits and one RBI. Lonkard and Ryan Donovan had two RBI as well. Daisuke Imai pitched 3.1 scoreless innings in relief. “We’re just feeling everybody out,” Roesel said. “It’s so early. We’re trying to see what they can


Ryle’s Caleb Lonkard celebrates the Raiders’ walkoff 7-6 win over St. Henry after Lonkard was safe at first on a grounder.

do. Everybody needs to work on things.” Conner went 1-2 in the tourney, beating St. Henry 16-6 and losing to Cov Cath 8-6 in eight innings. Against Ryle, Aaron Hanssen, Wes Walters and Austin Way hit home runs for the Cougars. In the Cov Cath game, Austin Pugh had two homers and three RBI. Michael Gill, Brenon Russell and Ryan Delph each drove in three runs against St. Henry. Nick West had four of Conner’s 25 hits. St. Henry knocked off Covington Catholic 9-2 in the tourney nightcap to go 1-2 in the event. In the Ryle loss, Kevin Peddicord tied the game with a base hit after Dan Markgraf’s two-run homer cut St. Henry’s deficit to 65. Nick Knoebel then broke the tie with a sacrifice fly.

Ryle wrestler heads to Air Force By James Weber

Michael Osborne spent two weeks last summer training at the Air Force Academy, part of his ongoing dream to spend many more weeks there in the future. The Ryle High School senior wrestler had that wish granted as he signed to compete for the Air Force March 31. The academy is an NCAA Division I school in Colorado Springs, Colo. “I’ve been set on this for about three years,” Osborne said. “It’s always been my

goal. If I got in, I was going.” Osborne has dreamed of being a pilot. “I’ve always wanted to be in the military,” he said. “They take their academics and athletics very seriously. I’m an outdoors guy and Colorado Springs is perfect for that.” Osborne won the state championship at 125 pounds in February and was named Most Outstanding Wrestler of the entire meet. He finished with a 43-4 record. As a junior, he was a state runner-up and finished with a career record of 181-33.

“He’s a good person inside and out and he’ll be a fine pillar in our community someday,” Ryle head coach Tim Ruschell said. “He’s a giver. He donates back to the community and he’s a leader in the classroom.” Osborne is undecided on a major but will give the one he chooses everything he has. “I’ll try to excel academically and athletically at the same time,” he said. “Everything will be harder. I have to take everything I’ve done to be successful here and take it up a notch.” Osborne and fellow senior Austin Palmer are the


Ryle High School senior Michael Osborne, with parents Dave and Lori Osborne, signs to wrestle for the Air Force Academy March 31. eighth and ninth wrestlers in Ryle history to win a state title. Osborne is the fifth wrestler in recent years to sign with a college, four in Division I. Ruschell’s son, Kyle, a two-time state champ

(2004-05) recently completed a strong career at Wisconsin. He finished fourth at 149 pounds and will stay at Wisconsin as a graduate assistant. He had a 122-29 career record.

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Boone County’s Muriel Gerhardt slides safely into second base ahead of Lloyd infielder Jessi Fulmer Thursday, April 1, during the Rebels’ 11-1 home win over Lloyd Memorial. Boone improved to 5-3 with the win. Lloyd fell to 1-2. ERNEST COLEMAN/STAFF


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Lacrosse teams cross paths in OT game By James Weber

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shooting the ball from grade school to now.” Lacrosse is not sanctioned by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Several Louisville and Lexington schools play the sport, and the Colonels and Warriors are the only Northern Kentucky teams. The sport employs the same basic rules as soccer and hockey. Players use sticks with nets on the end, and a rubber ball the size of a tennis ball. The Warriors play at Dixie Heights High School and have players from

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Dixie, Beechwood, St. Henry, Ryle and Campbell County high schools. “I like it,” said Dixie senior Patrick Keeley, who scored one of the Warriors’ goals against CCH. “You make a lot of new friendships, you meet people you’re not really used to meeting. It’s basketball, football, hockey just smashed together. It’s physical but you have the finesse side of it, too.” The Warriors were 1-3 after the game, while CovCath improved to 2-4. Both teams play mostly other Kentucky schools. “On purpose I scheduled some tough games to get them ready,” CovCath head coach John Cahill said. “It may have backfired because we’re a little down right now, but after this one hopefully everyone’s excited again.” Said Fischer: “Our goal for this season is to develop players and get them better for next year so we have more of an attacking presence.”


Lucas Morrison of the NKY Warriors (2, left) and Covington Catholic’s Mike Sellmeyer battle for the ball during CovCath’s 3-2 overtime win in lacrosse March 31 at Dixie Heights. Andy Routt, the Warriors head coach and University of Cincinnati student, had coaching experience in Cincinnati before taking over the Warriors this year. “We have a lot of upperclassmen and seven seniors. They have been playing since junior high,” he said. “We’ve got to be able to execute offensively. That’s been our main problem. From day one until today, there has been 100 percent improve-

ment from everybody.” Jake Barnett and Arin Robinson lead the Warriors with four goals apiece. Jackson Adams, who scored the team’s other goal against Cov Cath, leads with five assists. The teams will meet again Tuesday, April 27, at Cov Cath. The Warriors’ next home game is April 21 against Tates Creek. The Colonels host Westerville April 8.

BRIEFLY More in baseball

• Cooper High School beat Lloyd High School 11-10, March 31. Cooper’s Andrew Brownfield was the winning pitcher. • Walton-Verona beat Ludlow 12-0 in six innings, April 1. Walton’s Vance Sullivan pitched nine strikeouts. • Cooper beat Gallatin County 4-3, April 1. Cooper’s Andrew Brownfield was the winning pitcher.

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• Walton-Verona boys beat Covington Latin 5-0, March 30. Reynolds beat Stephens 6-3, 6-1; Lussi beat Back 6-3, 6-2; Williams beat Hsieh 6-0, 6-1. In doubles, Schmitt and Warren beat Semier and Becker 6-3, 6-2; C. Burns and B. Burns beat Smith and Matchinga 6-2, 6-0. Walton advances to 2-0 with the win. • Ryle High School boys beat Villa Madonna 3-2, March 30. Ryle’s Kento Okita beat Brundage 6-0, 6-0; Yushi Okita beat Poff 6-1, 6-0; Jimmy Jamison beat Zach Kenney 6-1, 6-3. Ryle advances to 4-0 with the win. • Ryle boys beat Beechwood 4-0, March 31. Ryle’s Kento Okita beat Ben Hackett 6-2, 6-1; Yushi Okita beat Kyle Neinaber 6-1, 6-1; In doubles, Shotaro Fukushima and Rhett

Schuster beat Quinn Sesher and Tim Barry 6-0, 6-0; Maynard and Evan Wagner beat Logan Burns and Nate Kinman 6-0, 6-0. Ryle advances to 5-0 with the win. • Conner High School boys beat St. Henry 5-0, March 31. Conner’s Hodge beat Bungenstock 6-4, 2-6, 63; Owens beat Linkugel 6-3, 6-3; Chitwood beat Anderson 6-3, 6-2; Lang-Stephens beat Boelsker-Keller 6-2, 7-5; Eberhard-Bullock beat LallyNiebling 6-2, 7-5. Conner advances to 1-2 with the win. • Cooper beat Simon Kenton 3-2, March 31. Cooper’s Jake Honschopp beat Daniels 6-3, 5-7, 6-0; Tyler Honschopp beat Stephens 6-7, 6-0, 6-0; Josh Thibault beat Smith 6-4, 6-1. Cooper advances to 1-1 with the win. • Ryle girls beat Dixie Heights 4-1, April 1. Ryle’s Mary Coughlin beat Schultz 6-0, 6-1; Julia Dubis beat Starsciak 6-0, 6-0. In doubles, Hornsby and Green beat Stowers and Walsh 7-6, 7-5; Maddie Lucas and Erin Bellhorn beat Elliott and Schotker 6-4, 6-0.

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• Walton-Verona beat Scott High School 9-3, March 31. Walton’s Jackie Ginn pitched six strikeouts. Wal-

ton’s Jessica Gregg went 2-3; Ginn went 2-3 and had two basehits and four RBIs; Natalie Harget went 2-2 and had two RBIs; Kirstin Anderson went 2-3, had two RBI and two basehits; Meyers had two basehits. Walton advances to 5-2 with the win. • Walton-Verona beat Boone County 2-1, March 30. Walton’s winning pitcher was Jenalee Ginn. • Walton-Verona beat Scott High School 9-3, March 31. Walton’s Jackie Ginn pitched six strikeouts. • St. Henry beat Ryle 4-2, March 31. St. Henry’s Mamee Salzer was the winning pitcher. • Ryle beat Scott 12-1 in five innings, April 1. Ryle’s Haylee Smith was the winning pitcher. • Boone County beat Lloyd 11-1 in six innings, April 1. Boone’s Rachel Johnson pitched seven strikeouts. • Walton-Verona beat Bracken County 9-6, April 1. Walton’s Ginn was the winning pitcher. • Walton-Verona beat Clark County 5-3 in eight innings; and they beat Scott 12-2 in six innings April 3, in the Webber Farms Invitational at Bracken County. Walton’s Ginn was the winning pitcher in both games.

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April 8, 2010

EDITORIALS | LETTERS | Editor Nancy Daly | | 578-1059


Vietnam veterans deserve recognition

I realize that my complaint is after the fact but I feel I still have to say it. It has only taken the U.S. Senate 37 years to pass a bill to establish March 30, 2010, as the first annual day of recognition for all Vietnam veterans. This day could have meant so much to so many but yet there was no mention whatsoever of this event through the news media. I checked several of the major television news program,

even sent in a request to one of our local TV stations, still nothing was said. But I did hear seven different times from 5 a.m. till 11 p.m. about the poor performance of a pro athlete on “Dancing with the Stars” from the night before. Very important and newsworthy! It breaks my heart to say this but this turn of events is just adding insult to injury. I also hope that you can tell me I am completely wrong in my observations. Lorene Friedman Christian Drive Florence

Kentucky needs your eyes, ears Are you an alert, vigilant citizen? Are you aware of your surroundings? Do you really see or hear what is going on around you? If a vehicle is parked during unusual hours or for extended periods, do you notice? If someone is spending an inordinate amount of time observing, photographing, or sketching a facility or some other “critical infrastructure,” are you cognizant of that activity? When strangers exhibit extraordinary nervousness and other atypical mannerisms at an event, are you concerned? And finally, when something “just does not seem right” to you – especially based on common sense, good judgment, and experience – what do you do? Alert citizens in recent years have done the following: • An Internal Revenue Service employee noticed a plastic drum in the parking lot of the IRS building in Reno, Nev., and notified authorities. The drum was found to be packed with ammonium nitrate and fuel. • A road crew in Oklahoma found a suspicious package and called law enforcement. A bomb squad was dispatched, detonated the package, and determined it did contain explosives. • A worker at a cosmetics warehouse in Colorado called law enforcement when he thought it suspicious that a person purchased large quantities of beautysupply chemicals. The suspect was arrested and is alleged to be the mastermind of plotting a bomb attack in New York City. • A pair of hunters in Tennessee found C-4 plastic explosives in a field and contacted authorities. A Fort Campbell soldier was arrested and charged with knowingly receiving and possessing firearms. • A jogger during his morning run thought it was odd to find a traffic cone with plastic flowers sticking out of the top in front of an elementary school. He called law enforcement. Bomb technicians discovered an explosive device inside the cone primed to detonate if someone picked a flower. Now what would you do if you encountered similar situations in Kentucky? You can call Eyes & Ears on Kentucky, an anonymous telephone tip line enabling anyone to report suspicious activity or items that might reasonably pose a threat to individuals, a community or the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Eyes & Ears number, which goes directly to the Ken-

tucky Intelligence Fusion Center, is 1-866393-6659. The Fusion Center, administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, is Michael a collaborative Embry effort of various state Community federal, and local lawRecorder e n f o r c e m e n t guest agencies. When somecolumnist one calls the Fusion Center, information is sent to an appropriate law enforcement agency, or because of details provided, to a homeland security intelligence specialist for quick analysis and subsequent determination. This tip line is a way Kentuckians can help prevent or reduce prospects of terrorism, ordinary crimes and other illegal acts. It is important to provide accurate information when using the Eyes & Ears tip line, such as reporting exactly what you’ve observed that concerns you and why; the location and time of your observance; descriptions of all individuals involved; and a description of the peculiar or hazardous object. This program also holds personal liberties and privacy in highest esteem. The intent and purpose is improving vigilance and alertness by responsible citizens in reporting suspicious activity that could threaten community safety and security. This can be achieved through awareness, conscientious reporting to law enforcement and respect for the Constitutional rights of others. Although law enforcement, military and intelligence agencies have been successful in preventing numerous deadly plots from terrorists since 9/11, it is essential for citizens to become more vigilant in helping to foil future attacks. Helping protect our state is a primary mission of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security. So if you see or hear suspicious activity, remember Eyes & Ears on Kentucky and report it by calling 1866-393-6659. And by the way, the program is working! Suspicious activities and items have been discovered, reported and through joint efforts, resolved for the security and safety of person and property in Kentucky. Michael Embry is community/state communications coordinator. for the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security.





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Philosophical split on budget Greetings from Frankfort! The Capitol halls are quiet now as we return home for what is referred to as “Veto Days.” Very different from the flurry and tension last week as we worked to reach an agreement on what to include – and what to leave out – to finalize a nearly $17.5 billion two-year state budget. Driving home from Frankfort late last Thursday evening, I tried to think about why things fell apart and what we had accomplished this session. As we began the 2010 Legislative Session, arriving in Frankfort in January facing an unprecedented financial reality and economically turbulent waters, my commitment to you was to work with my colleagues to construct a fiscally responsible budget. I knew we faced a huge challenge to establish a budget that protects our state’s vital services, yet ensures that Kentucky not place a heavier tax burden on our citizens and businesses. You really cannot sugarcoat the reality that at the core of the issues that confront and divide us are the “philosophical differences” I have often written about this session. So what happened? Our budget working group, or “conference committee,” had hoped to reach a budget agreement on Wednesday. But that plan changed on Wednesday; members hit a wall when House Democrats refused to recede from portions of their proposal that would create $2.2 billion in debt and raise $280 million in taxes. Moving once again along the partisan path, the House Democratic leadership rejected the Republican budget plan that was a structurally balanced, fiscally con-

servative proposal that reduced our debt ratio to below 7 percent – a feat that has not been accomplished for many years. State Rep. Folks, these Addia are philosophical Wuchner differences, and I believe that govCommunity ernment cannot Recorder tax and debtguest spend its way columnist into prosperity! I realize that it is expected that both sides will work toward a compromise that is in the best interest of the Commonwealth and our citizens; yet I believe we cannot compromise when such major differences would only increase the state’s debt spiral and economic instability. This impasse, major “philosophical differences” on taxing and spending, ended budget negotiations and prevented us from passing a budget before recessing for the 10-day veto period. The General Assembly did pass the judicial and legislative budgets before recessing on Thursday. Both the judicial budget (House Bill 293) and the legislative budget (HB 511) include budget reductions of 1 percent in fiscal year 2011 and 1.5 percent in FY 2012. These budgets now go to the governor for his signature. We reached consensus last Thursday on HB 540, which would add around $2.8 billion to the state’s retired teachers’ health insurance fund by gradually increasing the premiums of teachers, retired teachers under age 65

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

How do you think passage of health care reform will affect the November elections? “If the short-term benefits are as good as the Democrats say, they will be re-elected without much difficulty. If the long-term costs and limitations are known and seem to be as negative as Republicans say, Tea Party candidates will be a sizeable force in the political scene everywhere.” G.G. “Republicans will benefit in the November elections due to the health care bill and other policies of President Obama. A majority of American people not only do not like this bill, but do not like the way it was pushed through. This

is just one example of the Obama administration trying to move this country more and more to the left and I believe a majority of citizens in this country are right of center and their voices will be heard in November.” R.J. “Think it is too soon to tell! About anything could happen to change things.” W.R. “When a party pushes through Congress a major and thoroughly discussed piece of legislation that voters say they don't like and don't want passed, that is hardly a way to ingratiate yourself with those who oppose it ... like me for instance! The trend is for the president's party to lose seats in

who are non-Medicare eligible, and school districts. This measure is expected to save taxpayers an estimated $61 million over the biennium by reducing how much the state is required to contribute to the fund. That bill also is headed to the governor’s desk. Other closely watched bills that we were able to work out in the days before the veto recess now approved and sent to the governor to be signed into law: • Legislation that would bring transparency to the scandalplagued Kentucky Association of Counties and Kentucky League of Cities.s • HB 415, which would ban all motorists from texting while driving in Kentucky and prohibit drivers under age 18 from talking on their cell phones. • House Bill 265, which would criminalize synthetic marijuana, also called K2 or “spice,” and pills called “piperazines.” The final gavel has not yet landed; we are now adjourned for the constitutionally required 10day veto period. Thank you again for allowing me to represent you and please continue to contact me with questions about this legislation or any of our work in Frankfort. I may be reached at home or through my Frankfort office by calling 1-800-372-7181. If you have Internet access, you can email me at, or you may keep track through the Kentucky Legislature Home Page at State Rep. Addia Wuchner, R-Florence, is a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives.

Next question: Do you agree with President Obama’s decision to open more coastal waters to oil and gas exploration? Why or why not? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. midterms. And that trend could easily be magnified this year, given the controversial nature of health care reform.” Duke “Many people will forget by November. If the health care bill is understood by November and the Republicans are correct in their assessment, Democrats will be removed en masse.”


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State Sen. John Shickel, R-Union, is shown with Brittany Farrell and her mother Christina Farrell. Brittany, a senior at Boone County High School, served as Shickel’s page on March 3. Photo courtesy of LRC Public Information.

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Tim Leatherman stands next to his truck on his way out to a job site.

Service can detect pests others might miss By Patricia A. Scheyer Community Recorder Contributor

Tim Leatherman, owner of Perfection Pest Control in Union, knows there is no such thing as a too clean house or business, because any home or business can acquire a pest problem. “Bed bugs, particularly, are an exploding problem,” he said. “But we are a small, locally owned, Christian organization, and our technicians are licensed and certified, so we can take care of whatever pest problem you have, no matter how severe.” Leatherman also has a way of ferreting out those hard-to-find pests. “Many times people will think they have bed bugs, but there are no physical signs,” Leatherman

explained. “We have a dog whose name is Beddy, and she is a certified bedbug sniffing dog, having completed training in Michigan. She is three times more accurate in finding the pests, and 20 times faster.” Beddy is the second part of Leatherman’s business, Perfection K9 services, which has a Web site, The third part, Perfection Handyman Services, came about because people had trouble finding someone to fix the damage done by pests. Leatherman has treated banks, schools, homes, movie theaters and many other locations. For more information, the Web site is or the phone number is 859525-8560.

Petersburg resident featured “Tom Sawyer: A River Adventure” comes to life at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, April 16-18 and April 24 at the Taft Theatre. This hand-clappin’, legstompin’ version of Mark Twain’s popular novel is fun for the whole family. Nathan Turner of Petersburg plays Muff Potter and a Townsperson. This has been one of Nathan’s favorite shows since he got the chance to play the title role three years ago at the Tall Stacks Festival. Nathan is a recent graduate of the School for Creative and Performing Arts. This is his 13th production with Children’s Theatre. “Tom Sawyer” is ideal for


family with children ages 5 and older. It will be presented for the public at the Taft Theatre at 317 E. Fifth

St., Cincinnati. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 16; 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, April 17; 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18; and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24. Single tickets for each production are $20, $18, and $7 and are available by calling The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Box Office at 513-569-8080 ext. 10.

THINGS TO DO ‘Biff’ to perform stand up

Tom Wilson (pictured), well known for playing “Biff” in the “Back to the Future” movies, will perform his stand up routine at the Funny Bone on the Levee April 8-11. Wilson has made appearances Wilson on “Good Morning America” and “The Today Show,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and the “Late Show with David Letterman.” For tickets and more information, visit or call 957-2000.

Community yard sale

There will be a community yard sale from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 10 at the Florence Chris-

tian Church. Participants can rent a table and bring items to sell from home with the profit going directly to the seller. Reservations are required for a table and cost $20 per table. The event is free for shoppers. For more information, call 647-5000. The church is located at 300 Main St. in Florence.


Seven-year-old Isabella Lasneski of Burlington reads a book to Doc, the year-old pound dog belonging to Kim Fultz of Hebron.

Paws to Read improves skills of young readers By Patricia A. Scheyer

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Visiting the children’s department of the main branch of the Boone County Library every other Saturday morning means an extra treat, because children can visit with very special therapy dogs. The Paws to Read program started last spring. Its goal is to improve the reading skills of children by encouraging them to read to dogs. “Dogs are totally non-judgmental, and they love the attention,” said Denise Vallandingham, youth services librarian. “The children gain confidence and read better.” The program runs weekly during the summer, and there are actually children waiting in line during that time. The program targets children from 5 through 13. But Tim Rose, whose wife Shelley persuaded the library to institute the program last spring, says no children are ever turned away. “This is a national program called READ, which stands for Reading Educational Assistant Dogs,” said Tim Rose. “Shelley adjusted the program for this area, and it is very popular. We



Eight-month-old Logan Purcell of Burlington seems happy to see Patrick, the German shepherd, who came over to say hello while Logan’s sister was reading.

had one child come who was terrified of dogs at first, but now comes right in and sits down next to a dog. We also now are on Facebook, at Paws to Read of Boone County, Ky., and children can see pictures of the dogs and even leave them a message.” Isabella Lasneski, 7, of Burlington is one of the regulars. She picks out four books, one to read to each of the dogs because she loves each of them. The dogs are Patrick, a 4-year-old German shepherd; Bailey, a 2-year-old standard poodle; Doc, a year-old

pound dog; and Cleo, a 6-year-old yellow lab. “We have always read to Isabella, “ said dad Jon Lasneski. “But even though she liked reading before, she loves it now and her reading skills have really improved.” The dogs have to go through a training course in which they’re tested for obedience and how they respond in dog-assisted functions. “The dogs have to be desensitized to loud noises and have to be able to recognize emergencies and get out of the way quickly,” said June Austin, a tester for the program and owner of Patrick the German shepherd. “Patrick also works with Alzheimer patients, and literally children or patients can do anything to these dogs and they are fine with it.” Mark Minton, of Florence, and his wife bring their daughter Amelia, 6, to the library so she can read to the patient canines. “Amelia has been coming a little less than a year, and we have noticed that she doesn’t struggle as much with her reading,” he said. “She has become really attached to these dogs and wants to read to each of them. She always gives them hugs, and it is obvious she loves them. This is a great program.”

Two-year-old Jada Purcell of Burlington laughs as Patrick, the German shepherd belonging to June Austin, rolls over to be petted.

Archaeology exhibit

Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington is featuring an exhibit that explores the world of archaeology through photography and dig-site information. The exhibit, “History Unearthed: Archaeology Speaks,” features a hands-on staged indoor dig for all ages. It is free with price of admission to the museum. For more information, visit or call 491-4003.

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Isabella Lsneski, 7, of Burlington reads to Bailey, a 2-year-old standard poodle all decked out for St. Patrick’s Day. Bailey keeps her paw on Isabella’s arm to show she is listening.


Six-year-old Cleo does a trick for his owner Brett Causin of Florence to break the ice with some of the kids.



Jada Purcell, 2, of Burlington makes sure Cleo understands what she is reading to her.


Micah Lyman, 2 ⁄2, of Florence, shows 6-year-old Cleo some of the trucks in his book while his mom and dad, Maria and Micah, watch.


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History Unearthed: Archaeology Speaks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Exhibit explores world of archaeology through photography, dig-site information and hands-on activities including actual staged indoor dig for all ages. Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free for members and ages 2 and under. 491-4003; Covington. Creation Museum’s Petting Zoo, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Outdoors. Children can touch and feed the animals. Included with admission: $21.95 ages 13-59, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg.


Arctic Monkeys, 8 p.m. With Sleepy Sun. Doors open at 7 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. English alternative rock band. $27.50. 800-745-3000; Covington.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. Directed by Bill Gemmer and features John Von Ohlen. 261-2365; Covington.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Creating in Clay, 10 a.m.-noon, Covington Clay, 16 W. Pike St. Design a square, triangular or free-form plate. Create on first class, glaze on second. Family friendly. $45. Registration required. Presented by Communiversity at UC. 513-556-6932. Covington. BARS/CLUBS

Team Trivia, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Oakbrook Cafe, 6072 Limaburg Road, Free. 282-8570. Burlington.


Mutual UFO Network Meeting, 12:30 p.m.4:30 p.m. Mary Ann Mongan Library, 502 Scott Blvd. Scientific investigation of UFO phenomenon. Free. Presented by Mutual UFO Network. 802-6889; Covington.


Yearlings Community Crop, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport, 1717 Airport Exchange Blvd. Conference Room. Giveaways, goodie bag, door prizes and more. Benefits local charities and scholarships. Ages 18 and up. $50 for admission. Reservations required. Presented by The Yearlings, Inc. 513-238-2373; Erlanger.



Piper Down, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. DJ until 2 a.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, $5. 441-4888. Cold Spring. Crosstown Traffic, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dollar Bill Tavern, 8074 U.S. 42, $3. 746-3600. Florence.


Foxy Shazam, 7 p.m. With Young Veins, Bad Rabbit and Vaudeville Freud. Mad Hatter, 620 Scott Blvd. $12, $10 advance. 2912233; Covington.


Tom Wilson, 8 p.m. Dinner available. $17. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Comedian and actor. 957-2000. Newport.


The Music Man Jr. 7:30 p.m. Spaghetti dinner 6 p.m. $16, $14 students, $8 ages 8 and under. Calvary Christian School, 5955 Taylor Mill Road, $10, $8 student, $5 ages 8 and under. Through April 10. 356-9201; Covington.


Bury the Dead, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Six slain soldiers arise from graves and refuse to be buried, inciting international intrigue. With the UC College-Conservatory of Music Department of Drama. $18, $16 members, $14 students. Through April 24. 957-1940; Covington. Souls Dying, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St. New work by local playwright Josafat Celedon. Story follows interaction between diverse Mexicans at an American counselor’s office. $15, $12 students. Through April 11. 513-246-1529. Newport.


Ladies Night, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, Wine tasting with StoneBrook Winery, $5 for 6 tastes for all attendees. Ladies receive $1 off bottles of wine, 10 percent off cases of wine and 10 percent off art purchases. Includes music. Ages 21 and up. 261-5770; Newport. Florence.

Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. The Liquor Cabinet, Free. 586-9270. Hebron. Wine Tasting, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Party Town, 6823 Burlington Pike, Free. 3714466;


History Unearthed: Archaeology Speaks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free for members and ages 2 and under. 491-4003; Covington. Creation Museum’s Petting Zoo, 9:30 a.m.6 p.m. Creation Museum, Included with admission: $21.95 ages 13-59, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg.


Ricky Nye Inc. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sidebar, Free. 431-3456. Covington. Natalie Wells, 8 p.m. Duck Creek Country Club, 1942 Industrial Road, With Shannon Wood and James Combs. $5. 442-7900. Cold Spring.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK The New Lime, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Mokka and the Sunset Bar and Grill, 500 Monmouth St. Music from 1960s-’70s. Free. 581-3700; Newport.


Jakob Dylan and Three Legs featuring Neko Case & Kelly Hogan, 8 p.m. With Mimicking Birds. Doors open at 7 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. $20. Presented by WNKU. 491-2444. Covington.


Chase Lounge, 7:30 p.m. York St. Cafe, 738 York St. $5. 261-9675; Newport.

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Tom Wilson, 7:30 p.m. Dinner available. $17. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000. Newport.


The Music Man Jr. 5 p.m. Calvary Christian School, $10, $8 student, $5 ages 8 and under. 356-9201; Covington.


Bury the Dead, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $18, $16 members, $14 students. 957-1940; Covington. Souls Dying, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, $15, $12 students. 513-246-1529. Newport.



Community Yard Sale, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Florence Christian Church, 300 Main St. Activity Center. Rent table and bring items to sell from home; profit from sales go directly to seller. Tables set up and broken down by committee. Ages 18 and up. Benefits Florence Christian Church. $20 per table, free for shoppers. Reservations required for table. 647-5000; Florence. S U N D A Y, A P R I L 1 1


Wine Tasting, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Party Town, Free. 371-4466; Florence.


Independence Inklings Writer’s Group, 3 p.m.-4 p.m. William E. Durr Branch Library, 1992 WaltonNicholson Road, Open to all writers, all skill levels and genres. Group interaction and guest speakers. Adults. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Kenton County Public Library. 962-4030. Independence.


Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band, 2 p.m. Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Classic traditional jazz. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Florence.


Tom Wilson, 7:30 p.m. Dinner available. $15. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000. Newport.


Souls Dying, 2 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, $15, $12 students. 513-246-1529. Newport.

The Seedy Seeds (Mike Ingram, left, Margaret Darling and Brian Penick) will be one of the 36 bands featured at the benefit Cincypunk Fest 9 at the Southgate House, April 9-10. Cincypunk Fest is the area’s largest independent charity music festival and has raised $25,500 for local charities since 2005. This year’s event benefits the no kill, non-profit Animal Adoption Foundation in Hamilton, Ohio, which provides a safe and humane environment for dogs and cats that are waiting to be adopted by loving families. For more information, contact the Southgate House at 431-2201. M O N D A Y, A P R I L 1 2


Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport. Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Stories, songs and activities. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Cold Spring. Pajama Story Time, 7 p.m. Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs and activities. Ages 3 and up. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5033. Fort Thomas. Tot Time, 11 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Short stories, games, dancing and baby signing. Ages 18 months2 1/2 years. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Cold Spring.


Creation Museum’s Petting Zoo, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Creation Museum, Included with admission: $21.95 ages 13-59, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg. T U E S D A Y, A P R I L 1 3


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



Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night, 5 p.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Includes Shimmers gift certificate prizes. Free. 426-0490. Fort Wright.

Spring Break Archaeology Camps, 9 a.m.4 p.m. Concludes April 14. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Ages 812. Discover world of archaeology by doing what real archaeologists do, dig in the field. $75 future members, $50 members. 491-4003; Covington.

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The London Police Ride Again, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. The BLDG, Free. 491-4228; Covington.

LITERARY - CRAFTS Play Art, 4 p.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport.


History Unearthed: Archaeology Speaks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free for members and ages 2 and under. 491-4003; Covington.


Ricky Nye, 7:30 p.m. Chez Nora, 530 Main St. Free. 491-8027. Covington.


Tommy Castro Band, 8 p.m. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. Non-smoking show. Ages 18 and up. $20, $17 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions, Inc. 431-2201; Newport.

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MUSEUMS Creation Museum’s Petting Zoo, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Creation Museum, Included with admission: $21.95 ages 13-59, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg. MUSIC - CONCERTS

Big Elebra Fest, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. With Another Tragedy. Mad Hatter, 620 Scott Blvd. Touring music festival including local and national acts. $5. 615-696-9536; Covington.


Tribal Night, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Leapin Lizard Gallery, 726 Main St. Open belly dance and drum jam with Al-Yanna. Dance by local bands and dance troupes. Craft vendors and potluck table. $5. 581-2728. Covington.


Bury the Dead, 7:30 p.m. Sign language interpreting and close captioning available. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $18, $16 members, $14 students. 9571940; Covington. Bye Bye Birdie, 8 p.m. NKU Corbett Auditorium, Nunn Drive, Tony Award-winning musical comedy tells story of rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. $12, $11 NKU faculty, staff, alumni, $10 ages 60 and up, $8 student. Presented by Northern Kentucky University Theatre and Dance. Through April 25. 572-5464; Highland Heights.


Let’s Talk About It, 6:30 p.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Discussion about the character. With Northern Kentucky University faculty. Refreshments provided. Adults. Free. Registration required. 572-5033. Fort Thomas.


Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. 572-5033. Fort Thomas. Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. 781-6166. Cold Spring. Baby Time, 9:30 a.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Clap, sing and bounce with your child. Birth to age 2. Free. Registration required. 572-5035. Newport.


The famous nanny, “Mary Poppins,” comes to the stage at the Aronoff Center, Thursday, April 8, through April 25. The Broadway musical production combines the original stories by P. L. Travers and the Walt Disney film. It is appropriate for all ages. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 800982-2787 or visit

Alzheimer’s Support Group, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Brighton Gardens of Edgewood, 2950 Turkeyfoot Road, Designed to provide emotional support and practical information for family members and caregivers of those experiencing memory loss and dementia. Free. 426-1888. Edgewood.


The Iams Everything Pets Expo will show off animals of all kinds at the Duke Energy Convention Center Friday-Sunday, April 9-11. From seminars to service providers and rescue organizations, the expo will offer education and entertainment. The expo is from 2-8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The expo will also host auditions for the “Late Show with David Letterman” segment, “Stupid Pet Tricks” at noon Saturday. Entrance to the expo is $12, adults; $8, ages 9-13; ages 8 and under, admitted for free. Visit or call 513-421-7387.


Florence Recorder

April 8, 2010


Marriage more about transformation than happiness Editor’s note: This is a reprint of Father Lou’s column. He will be back next week with a new column.

Wise man! Very few people preparing for marriage seem to consider that one of the goals of marriage is for their loving relationship to change and transform them. Father Lou What if God Guntzelman had an end in Perspectives mind that went beyond our happiness, our comfort, and our desire to be continually turned on as if the world were already heaven? What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy? What if some struggle is always involved? The biblical writer of Genesis was extremely wise in the words he selected. For example, in the story of the beginning of human relationships with Adam and Eve, the writer chose a rather unroman-

We’re fast approaching the wedding season. It would be fascinating to ask those soon to marry, “What’s the purpose of marriage; what are your expectations of what will occur in the coming years, and especially to you personally?� And then, to ask them the same question 20 years later. Many years later after his marriage, a man confided to author Gary Thomas, “I found there was a tremendous amount of immaturity within me that my marriage had confronted. The key was that I had to change my view of marriage. If the purpose of marriage was simply to enjoy infatuation and make me ‘happy,’ then I’d have to get a ‘new’ marriage every two or three years. But if I really wanted to see God transform me from the inside out, I’d need to concentrate on changing myself rather than changing my spouse.�

tic phrase to describe Eve – “a fitting helper� for the man. The word for “fitting� in Hebrew – ezer – is itself a paradox. It means both “different and equal,� “facing and separate,� and a person “in devoted opposition.� Eve will not only be one with her lover, she will also challenge him, as will he her. They will help each other become more fully human. “It’s not just that marriage is a lot of work,� remarks Irwin Kula, “it’s that marriage or any close relationship is a place where you learn about yourself, your shadows and your light.� Could that be one of the reasons why the Creator said it’s not good to be alone? For who realistically challenges their own ego? Marriage is a persistent reminder that we are not alone, that our egos are not all that matters. It informs us that there are other people in the world: that they are

there, that they are real, and that they are wildly different from the imaginary beings we carry in our fantasies. They teach us about life outside of ourselves – they teach us how to love. Our narcissistic culture, however, leads us to look at others in quite a self-centered way. All these people are out there for me to use, not love. If they challenge me too much, or resist my manipulations, I can just leave one and seek out another – or another. Our culture degrades potential relationships. Many of them become mere opportunities for sexand-then-move on. Marriage and genuine relationships are those that have the power to transform us. In marriage, a man is given the opportunity of seeing one woman, one person, as he has never seen any other woman or person before – and to know himself as he has never known himself before. In “The Mystery of Marriage,�

best-selling author Mike Mason writes, “To put it simply, marriage is a relationship far more engrossing than we want it to be. It always turns out to be more than we bargained for. It is disturbingly intense, disruptively involving and that is exactly the way it was designed to be. It is supposed to be more – almost – than we can handle. ‌ Only marriage urges us into the deep and unknown waters. For that is its very purpose: to get us out beyond our depth, out of the shallows of our own secure egocentricity and into the dangerous and unpredictable depths of a real interpersonal encounter.â€? Do current statistics warrant the estimate that more and more spouses play for a while in the shallow surf, and never get out into the depths? Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Opera creams will have them singing your praises Easter’s over but I just got a couple requests for this. Georgia, a Campbell County Recorder reader, has been making these for 40 years. Her sister, Sue first told me about these. “Everyone just loves these – better than any commercial brand,” she said. You can free-form these, as well. 4 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 stick butter, softened 11⁄2 teaspoons vanilla 6 cups confectioners’ sugar Cream cheese and butter, then add vanilla. Add sugar 1 cup at a time. Mix well slowly. Form into ball and chill.

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I’m already over my word count before I even do my intro! So I’ll leave it at that – no chatting, just cooking.

Chocolate for a good cause

Episcopal Community Services Foundation is hosting the third annual Chocolate Fest from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Ave., Terrace Park. Call 513-831-2052. Chocolate Fest is a bake-off judged by celebrity chocolatiers that raises funds for community-based programs. Admission is $10 per adult and $5 per child with maximum of $20 per family. Good for unlimited tastings. To buy tickets or enter as a baker, go to or call 513-221-0547. instead of cheesecakes being made today. I’d surely appreciate finding the recipe,” she asked. Well, here’s one from my files which I have not tried. If any of you have wbhat she’s asking for, please share. 1 cup granulated sugar 2 ⁄3 cup cottage cheese 1 generous tablespoon flour 11⁄2 cups whole milk 2 eggs 1 ⁄8 teaspoon salt Butter 1 unbaked pie crust Mix and pour in unbaked pie crust. Dot with butter. Bake at 400 degrees until top is golden, about 30 minutes. Cool before serving.

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Reader Char Williams asks: “What are microgreens?” They’re sprouts of common greens harvested at 1 to 2 inches. You’ll find cress, broccoli, arugula and even clover marketed. Use in stir fries, salads or, as I do, as a garnish. I have my own way of getting these – I just go to my spring-fed pool for the cress and the herb garden for the arugula. Try tiny dandelion greens, too. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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April 8, 2010


Spring cleaning: Make home sparkle

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Kids grow up fast. This simple fact helped build the retail concept at Once Upon A Child and now the company is itself 25 years old. “Once Upon A Child stores provide parents with a practical solution to their constantly growing children’s needs,” said Robert Tevlin, owner of the local Once Upon A Child store. “It is a concept that has been well-received by consumers throughout the nation. According to Tevlin, 2009 was a record-breaking year for the brand, as it experienced the highest number of items purchased from customers and the highest number of shoppers frequenting its stores. “It’s exciting to be part of such an established business model, especially one that helps parents save money and the planet at the same time,” added Tevlin. “It is rewarding to watch Florence-area parents come into our store with gently used items their children have outgrown and then get paid on the spot or trade them for other items they may need.” Call 859-282-8922 for more information.

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quality. • Instead of returning all of the kitchen gadgets to storage, put them in a box or basket. In the coming months, as you need and use the items, return them to the drawers or storage area. After six to 12 months look in the box of items that have not been used. Consider donating those items that have not been used but that have been taking up storage space. • Remove everything from under the bathroom

sink. Again, evaluate each item to see if it really is needed before returning to a cleaned cabinet. • Remove items from the linen and towel storage area. It might be a good time to set those threadbare towels and linens aside. The local animal shelter would likely welcome a donation of the linens and towels you no longer want or need. • Pull items away from the walls in the living and dining rooms and vacuum the areas thoroughly. Take down window treatments and clean them as appropriate. • Take some time to clean behind and under the refrigerator. Use the vacuum to clean the coils on the back of the refrigerator. Also pull the drawer out from under then stove and clean that section of the floor, too. • Don’t forget to change the filters in your duct systems. Clean filters help our heating and air conditioning

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infestations. Additionally, you might find that something that you thought was lost forever! Remember, the whole family can get involved in spring cleaning. It also does not have to happen in one day. Spread the tasks out over a week or more so they don’t seem so overwhelming. Keep your sights focused on how great things

units run more efficiently while removing dust from the air in the home. You may wonder what the value is of cleaning so thoroughly. One great advantage is removing dirt, dust, and dust mites from your indoor living spaces. All of these items can cause allergies and asthma symptoms. A clean environment can also help control insect


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food items into the cleaned cupboards, take a minute to put the date on the packages. As the year progresses you will know which foods need to be used first for the best


It is the time of year where our thoughts turn to lawn care and gardening. But also is a time of year when we start transitioning our wardrobes to spring and summer wear. It also is a great time of year to do some traditional spring cleaning. • Never store clothing dirty. When allowed to remain, soil and stains may become permanent or cause permanent fabric damage. Soil and stains also attract insects. • Plastic bags from the dry cleaner are only meant to keep items clean on the trip home. Items should not be stored in the plastic bags. • Wash or clean bedding items as appropriate for the content. Pull the bedroom furniture away from the walls and vacuum the areas thoroughly. Also take a few minutes to vacuum the mattress to removed dust mites. • Empty the kitchen cupboards and wipe down all of the shelves. As you replace

Sunday Worship 10:00 A.M. Sunday School for all ages 9:00A.M. We meet at the Creation Museum Exit 11, I-275, follow the signs to The Creation Museum Pastor Chuck Hickey 859-486-2923 Trinity Presbyterian is not affiliated with Answers in Genesis or the Creation Museum

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Robin A. Wallace

Everyone loved our son. He left his dad, mother, and brothers Donnie & Jason Wallace. We will never get over losing our son & brother. With the help of our friends and God it has helped a lot but it still hurts. Robin had a heart attack & God took him to heaven to be with him. Some day we will all see him again. We love you Son Mother and Dad

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Don and Mariann Rider announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Meghan Rider to Michael "Bubba" McDonald on Saturday April 10th. The bride is is employed by St. Elizabeth Hospital in the ICU unit.The groom is a math teacher and varsity football coach at Simon Kenton High School.



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April 8, 2010

Legacy Award nominees sought tion of time, service or resources to further the mission of the Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky by enhancing and improving health, social and educational services in Northern Kentucky. The 2009 award presentation noted that while a legacy is based on past accomplishments, it also looks to the future by carrying forward the individual’s previous gifts to make the future better for others. This view of a legacy should be considered in making a nomination. Any member of the community may submit a nomination. In addition to the nominee’s contributions to the community and spirit of service, the nomination should address the nominee’s leadership, perseverance and character.

The Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky is now taking nominations for the 2010 Charlene Erler Legacy Award. The award was established in 2009 to recognize the extraordinary volunteer leadership of Charlene Erler, who helped establish the Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky and now serves as president and chairman of the board. The Legacy Award is presented annually to a volunteer leader who exemplifies Erler’s spirit of service to the Northern Kentucky community. Nominees should have made a significant contribu-

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Eagle Scouts visit Capitol

Eagle Scouts from Northern Kentucky visited the General Assembly. Shown with State Sen. John Schickel, State Rep. Sal Santoro and State Rep. Addia Wuchner are Austin and Dale Adams of Covington, Jonathan Ehlman and Joshua Kramer of Cold Spring, James Sims of Erlanger, Dennis Cahill, Kevin Kleier and Shane Hufford of Florence, Alexander Bruce of Fort Mitchell, Kevin Goldstein and Troy Kremer of Fort Thomas, Tyler Brann, John Scheben III and Conner Click of Independence, Michael Schnaitter of Ludlow, Robert Gerrein of Taylor Mill, Kevin Hoeben, Jordan Miller and Steven Zembrodt of Union, and Andrew and Stephen Carnahan and Daniel Hodge of Walton. Also shown is George Lude, event founder. This year's event was in memory of Eagle Scout Zachary Kertis of Independence who died in January and Scout leader William Kerl of Florence who died last August.

State Independent Living Council seeks public input The Kentucky Statewide Independent Living Council is inviting the public to comment on the proposed fiscal year 2011-2013 state plan of independent living services for people with disabilities during a series of forums across the state. The public forum in Northern Kentucky is 4-6 p.m. Monday, April 19, at

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POLICE REPORTS Arrests/Citations

Trista K. Wagner, 25, DUI at I-275 eastbound, Feb. 6. Jose R. Meija, 29, DUI, first-degree wanton endangerment at I-75 southbound, Feb. 6. Jose M. Ramirez, 23, first-degree wanton endangerment, alcohol intoxication in a public place at I75 southbound, Feb. 6. Brittany S. Coop, 25, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license at 4600 Houston Rd., Feb. 6. Joel A. Hitchcock, 25, possession of marijuana at Richwood Rd., Feb. 5. Gerald L. Hanks, 49, DUI at Tamarack Cir. and Weaver Rd., Feb. 5. Eric J. Anderson, 30, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Hebron Park Dr. and Barbara Dr., Feb. 3. Scott L. Green, 24, possession of marijuana at Country Place Ct., Feb. 3. Ryan H. Holt, 24, reckless driving at I-75 southbound, Feb. 3. Justin R. Houze, 29, possession of drug paraphernalia at 3422 Petersburg Rd., Feb. 3. Richard L. Goddard Jr., 23, theft of a motor vehicle registration plate at I-75 southbound, Feb. 3. Mia S. Randall, 25, theft of a motor vehicle registration plate at I-75 southbound, Feb. 3. Paul E. Cooper III, 25, speeding more than 25 miles per hour over the limit, carrying a concealed weapon at Hopeful Church Rd., Feb. 3. Marlow S. Stallworth, 31, operating a

Reported at 10094 Squire Dr., Jan. 14. Reported at 2454 Petersburg Rd., Jan. 17.

About police reports

The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Boone County Sheriff Mike Helmig at 334-2175; Florence Police Chief Tom Szurlinski at 647-5420. motor vehicle on a suspended license at N. Bend Rd. and Cardinal Dr., Dec. 17. Richard A. Alig II, 30, public intoxication at Petersburg Rd., Jan. 15. Anthony D. Page, 25, possession of controlled substance at 6066 Limaburg Rd., Jan. 15. Christopher W. Gregory, 33, possession of marijuana at Interstate 75, Jan. 15. Terry G. Eibeck, 45, operating on suspended license at Interstate 75, Jan. 15. Michael C. Martin, 33, disorderly conduct at 10020 Demia Way, Jan. 16. Jeremy L. Dunn, 30, public intoxication at 281 Richwood Rd., Jan. 16. Jeremy L. Dunn, 48, wanton endangerment at 219 North Fork Dr., Jan. 16. Christopher J. Rogenbogen, 23, possession of marijuana at Market St., Jan. 16. Matthew A. Goodridge, 20, carrying a concealed weapon at Market St., Jan. 16. Ricky H. Mullins, 51, DUI at U.S. 42, Jan. 17.

Criminal mischief

Vehicle vandalized at 353 Ryan Pl., Dec. 17. Reported at 1980 Litton Ln., Jan. 18. Reported at 40 Cavalier Blvd., Jan. 14.

Peter A. Ronnenbaum, 36, public intoxication at 7928 Dream St., Jan. 14. Robert H. Keyes, 38, theft at 8040 Burlington Pk., Jan. 14. Jennifer M. Halfhill, 26, theft at 7625 Doering Dr., Jan. 14. Quintoria E. North, 23, theft at 7625 Doering Dr., Jan. 14. Anthony T. Bivens, 23, criminal mischief at 40 Cavalier Blvd., Jan. 14. Christopher G. Markgraf, 27, DUI at Interstate 75, Jan. 15. David Barnes, 45, falsely reporting an incident at 8050 Holiday Pl., Jan. 15.

Incidents/Reports Burglary

Residence broken into and items taken at 1053 Amber Dr., Feb. 6. Residence broken into and items taken at 10358 Remy Ln., Jan. 29. Residence broken into and items taken at 6290 Cliffside Dr., Feb. 3. Residence broken into and items taken at 6596 Utz Ln., Jan. 8. Residence broken into and items taken at 6188 Doubletree Ln., Dec. 17.


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Possession of controlled substance

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Reported at 8040 Burlington Pk., Jan. 14. Reported at 7625 Doering Dr., Jan. 14. Reported at 7625 Doering Dr., Jan. 14. Reported at 4990 Houston Rd., Jan. 15.

Money taken from victim at 440 Mt. Zion Rd., Feb. 3. Registration plate stolen and recovered by deputies at I-75 southbound, Feb. 3. Medication stolen from residence at 2988 Front St., Feb. 2. Money taken from residence at 13019 Walton-Verona Rd., Dec. 17. Reported at 10053 Dixie Hwy., Jan. 15. Reported at 3419 Queensway Dr., Jan. 16. Reported at 10358 Dixie Hwy., Jan. 16. Reported at 305 Ryan Pl., Jan. 17. Reported at 1135 Macintosh Ln., Jan. 18.


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John W. Agee, 70, of Ponca City, Okla., formerly of Covington, died April 2, 2010, at his home. He served as a chief petty officer in the Navy for 21 years, worked for the National Weather Service for 16 years, and was a caregiver for his family. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Karen Williams Agee; stepdaughter, Kathryn Conaghan of Ponca City; stepson, Ryan Magel of Jamestown, Calif.; sister, Sherry Luken of Florence and two grandchildren. Grace Memorial Chapel, Ponca City, Okla., handled the arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, 1904 N. Union, Suite 103, Ponca City, OK 74601.

Mary Beagle

Mary K. “Georgie” Beagle, 84, Erlanger, died March 30, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a telegraph operator for Western-Union, member of St. Henry Church and the Altar Society. Her sister, Peg Buechel of Florence, survives. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop


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Clarence Benedict Jr., 86, Highland Heights, died March 28, 2010, at Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport. He was an accountant for Procter & Gamble and after retirement worked as an accountant for Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport, member of First Baptist Church of Newport, First Baptist Church of Highland Heights and one of the founders of ARC. His first wife, Ruth Mattstedt Benedict, died previously. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Luna Shupe Benedict; daughters, Mari Beasley of Union and Debbie Grizzell of California, Ky.; sons, Thomas Benedict of Union, Arthur McNeil of Independence; brother, Quentin Benedict of Hattiesburg, Miss; sister, Clara Dempsey of Lynchburg, Va.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorials: First Baptist Church of Highland Heights, 2315 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights, KY 41076; or Baptist Convalescent Center, 120 Main St., Newport, KY 41071. Dobbling Funeral Home, Fort Thomas, handled the arrangements.


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Mary Cook

Mary E. Bilz Cook, 77, Independence, died March 28, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker, member of St. Barbara Church in Erlanger and Mustard Seed Prayer Group. Her husband, Robert Cook, died in 2002 and son, Bill Cook, died in 2007. Survivors include her daughters, Rose Gerdes of Petersburg, Debbie Cook of Brooksville and Barbara Cook of Dayton; sons, Bob Cook of Hamilton, Ohio, Ben Cook of Erlanger, Randy Cook of Corinth, Dan Cook of Independence, Tony and Gary Cook, both of Union; sisters, Elizabeth Bilz of Elsmere, Margaret Moeller of Decatur, Ind. and Sid Potter of Milan, Tenn.; brother, Buck Bilz of Cold Spring; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia, handled the arrangements.

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Edward Carroll Donahue, 88, Florence, died March 28, 2010, at Florence Park Care Center. He was a kitchen salesman for Sims & Lohman Cabinet Co., a World War II Army veteran, member of St. Timothy Church, Kiwanis Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Homebuilders Association of Kentucky. Survivors include his wife, Jennie Donahue; daughter, Susan Donahue of Hebron; sons, Mark Donahue of Mt. Orab, Ohio, David Donahue of Burlington and Richard Donahue of Bridgetown; sister, Kathleen Cook of Erlanger; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Stith Funeral Home, Florence, handled the arrangements. Memorials: St. Timothy Church, 10272 U.S. 42, Union, KY 41091; or St. Paul Church, 7301 Dixie Hwy., Florence, KY 41042.

Anthony Favalora

Anthony Michael Favalora, 56, Florence, a truck driver, died April 1, 2010, at his home. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Favalora; stepdaughters, Colette Ridge, Florence, Suzanne Bennett, all of Dallas, Texas, Danielle Monier of New Orleans, La., and six grandchildren. Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home, Florence, handled the arrangements.




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Anthony Blake Herzog, 43, Florence, died March 31, 2010, in Edgewood. He was an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Michele Herzog; mother, Betty Herzog Huddle; brother, Blair Herzog of Crescent Springs; and sister, Heidi Donoho of Villa Hills. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Boone County Animal Shelter, 5643 Idlewild Road, Burlington, KY 41015.

Noel Hoppenjans

Noel Haskamp Hoppenjans, 64, Union, died March 28, 2010, at her home. She was a teacher for 20 years and taught at Stephens Elementary School, Burlington. Survivors include her husband, James Hoppenjans; son, Ed Hoppenjans of Burlington; daughters, Sharon Kling of Florence and Laurie Schmidt of Wyoming, Ohio; brothers, Gene Haskamp of Fort Wright, Gary Haskamp of Villa Hills, Tom Haskamp of Alexandria, Paul Haskamp and Richard Haskamp, both of Erlanger; sisters, Mary Bishop of Cincinnati, Rita Stanton of Lawrenceburg, Ind. and Rose Hitch of Florence and five grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Esther Marie Hatton Cancer Center, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 1 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

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Eloise Link, 83, Florence, died March 29, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a homemaker and member of Burlington Baptist Church. Her husband, Maldon Link, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Sandra Beach and Sharon Link, both of Florence; brother, Leroy Martin of Dayton, Ohio; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Burlington Cemetery. Stith Funeral Home, Florence, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Burlington Baptist Church, 3031 Washington St., Burlington, KY 41005; or American Lung Association, P.O. Box 9067, Louisville, KY 45209-0067.

Enrique Mendez

Enrique Olvera Mendez, 37, Florence, died March 26, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a roofer with Kelly Brothers. Survivors include his wife, Rocio Munoz of Florence; daughters, Jazmin and Andrea Olvera, both of Florence; sons, Gabriel Olvera of Florence and Enrique Olvera of Mexico; brothers, Angel Olvera of Florence and Jose Olvera of New York; sisters, Sandra Olvera and Lourdes Olvera, both of Mexico and five grandchildren. Serenity Funeral Care, Covington, handled the arrangements.

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Debbie Lynn Hopperton, 43, Florence, died March 26, 2010, St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a clerk for Sam’s Club in Florence and attended Biker’s Church in Erlanger. Survivors include her brother, Terry Smith of Sharonville; and sisters, Barbara and Donna Hopperton, both of Florence. Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, Hebron, handled the arrangements.

Linda Moore, 94, Elsmere, died April 3, 2010, at Indian Creek Health & Rehabilitation Center in Corydon, Ind. She was a cafeteria supervisor for Lloyd High School in Erlanger. Survivors include her daughters, Charlotte Mann of Corydon, Ind., and Wanda Gripshover of Florence; three grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Erlanger.

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Charles Lafon Houp, 80, formerly of Ludlow, died April 2, 2010, at his home in Danville, Ky. He was a brakeman and switchman for Norfolk Southern Railroad for more than 44 years, a Merchant Marine, member of Boyle Company Fish & Game Club, Casey Company Gun Club, VFW Post #3634, earned several awards in trapshooting at the Bluegrass State Games in Kentucky and was an experienced reloader and talented gunsmith, carving scenes and names on gun stocks. Survivors include his wife, Virginia “Sue” Adams Houp of Danville; first wife, Jean Ferguson of Highland Heights; daughters, Darleen Wynn of Fort Wright and Kimberly Houp of Florence; son, Jim Houp of Ludlow; stepdaughters, Linda Dye of Danville, Ky., and Sherrie Horn of Louisville; stepsons, Jackie Dye of Georgetown and Danny Adams of Lancaster, Ky.; mother, Edna Chambers Houp of Fort Wright; sister, Carol Miller of Mansfield, Ohio; brothers, William “Ralph” Houp and Melvin Houp, both of Fort Wright; three grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Thomas J. Purdy, 67, Union, died March 29, 2010, at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. He was a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service at Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, member of St. Timothy Church in Union, Train Collectors Association and Toy Train Operators Society. Survivors include his wife, Cindy Pfetzer Purdy of Union; daughter, Dawn Harden of Hudson, Ohio; son, Craig Purdy of Florence; brothers, Bill Purdy of Rialto, Calif. and John Purdy Jr. of Florence and three grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Covington Catholic High School, c/o Jeffrey Pfetzer Memorial Scholarship, 1600 Dixie Hwy., Park Hills, KY 41011.

John Roadcup

John Stuart Roadcup, 79, Florence, died April 1, 2010, at Woodcrest Manor, Elsmere. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service at the annex in Cincinnati, was a Korean War Air Force veteran and member of Hebron Church of Christ. His son, Rick Roadcup of Apex, N.C., survives. Burial was in Kentucky Veterans

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Mary Russell

Mary T. Garity Russell, 83, a homemaker of Florence, formerly of Covington, died March 25, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. Her husband, Albert Russell, died in 1980, and her son, James E. Russell, died in 2007. Survivors include her sons, David and Tim Russell of Covington; sister, Winifred Carroll of Ellenton, Fla.; and eight grandchildren. Burial was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

Alma Souleyrette

Alma Souleyrette, 96, Florence, died March 28, 2010, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include her daughters, Patricia Weber of Burlington, Dora Souleyrette and Bettie Smith of Florence; five grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren and 10 great-greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Burlington Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Sammie Smith

Sammie Smith, 85, of Lobeco, S.C., formerly of Florence, died March 29, 2010, at his home. He was a manager for Greenline Bus Co. and a World War II Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Joy Logan-Smith: daughter, Judy Hizer of Aurora, Ind.; stepdaughters, Mel Middleton of Fredericksburg, Va. and Evelyn Kuhn of Hobart, N.Y.; sisters, Mary Newby of Wyandotte, Mich., and Martha Tharp of Middletown, Ohio; and five grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger.

Jerry Thomas

Jerry “J.T.” Thomas, 56, Florence, March 27, 2010, Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a machinist for Nubea Corp. in Florence, a foreman for Mesa Industries in Cincinnati, a truck driver for Midwest Gas Co. in Highland Heights, a Vietnam War Army veteran, member of Highland Wesleyan Methodist Church in Covington and Florence Steel Workers Local No. 1. Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Fightmaster Thomas; son, Andrew Thomas of Highland Heights; daughters, Toni Foy of Jacksonville, Fla. and Erika Cain of Mt. Washington; brothers, Henry Thomas Jr. of Pagutich, Utah, Jimmy Thomas of Denver, Colo., and William Thomas of Greenville, Miss.; sisters, Nellie Ainsworth of Harrison, Ariz., and Jean VanCleve of Winona, Miss. Burial was in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown.

RELIGION NOTES Interfaith Commission

The Northern Kentucky Interfaith Commission (IFC) will host its 16th annual Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Service at the Florence Christian Church April 18 at 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Henry Fenichel, a Holocaust survivor and current board member of The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. The Northern Kentucky Children’s Ensemble Prep Choir will perform under the direction of Joshua Huff. A reception will follow the service. Also available will be an

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Rotary honors Teachers of the Year One transformed a high school club into a model of community service. Another solved a conflict over practice times by leading the effort to arrange for another soccer field. And a third turned a field trip to a food pantry into an elementary school “grocery” for needy families. All three are Boone County teachers and the first Florence Rotary Club Teacher of the Year recipients. The awards, presented at a Florence Rotary meeting on March 29, recognize teachers who not only inspire students to learn but also exemplify the Rotary Club motto of “Service above Self.” The 2010 Teacher of the Year recipients are: • Pamela Zeller, agricultural studies teacher, Conner High School. • Doug Keeling, physics/chemistry teacher and soccer coach, Gray Middle School. • Katie Hiatt, fourthgrade teacher, WaltonVerona Elementary School. Zeller is the adviser to the National FFA Organization, an agricultural educa-



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tion program for middle school and high school students. She helps members to identify and to participate in community projects. She also encourages students to get involved in other service activities, such as 4-H Club and Special Olympics. “Pam inspires her students to do their best and challenges them to get involved in the community as well,” the letter nominating her said. Zeller’s students have participated in a wide range of activities, including an Adopt-A-Family program. They also have put together care packages for U.S. soldiers serving in the Middle

East. “She taught us about the realities of life,” a student wrote in support of Zeller’s nomination. “She taught us always to be an asset to the community.” Keeling spent 11 years in the military and 27 years as a manager at JCPenney before starting his teaching and coaching career. “He felt the future of the country was in education and felt like he could make a contribution,” said Rotarian Joe Reynolds, who introduced Keeling. Keeling tries to make a contribution both inside and outside the classroom, whether it involves arrang-

ing fields for soccer teams or soliciting support for students. He maintains an Adopt a Classroom site to raise funds for science equipment for Gray Middle School. Keeling also improvises, using his old LEGO building blocks to create assignments that remind his students of children’s television show host “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” “We felt like we were part of that show every day,” one former student said in a testimonial letter. A fourth-grade field trip organized by Hiatt blossomed into the “Food for Thought” pantry at WaltonVerona Elementary School, where she has taught for nine years. She wanted her students to understand where canned food they had collected in a school drive went and how it was used. “Food for Thought” soon started as a program to put together packages of food for 20 needy students to take home each weekend. Little more than a year later, it is an extensive grocery in the Walton-Verona gymnasium with a “goodwill


Steve Main of Walmart presents the $500 award to Teacher of the Year Pamela Zeller of Conner High School. army” of eager students who have helped more than 40 families. Hiatt’s sense of community “is beyond measure,” the nomination letter said. She partnered with the Northern Kentucky Businessmen Association to provide a winter coat, a toy and dinner to each of 30 needy children. She also helped to organize three trips for students to visit the U.S. Space Camp in Alabama and one to COSI in Columbus, Ohio. “She has an innate ability to relate to struggling students, both academically and behaviorally, and help them to become better students,” one support letter said. “Mrs. Hiatt also “thinks big” in terms of

experiences her students can have while in class.” All three award winners think first of their students, instead of themselves, too. Each Florence Rotary Teacher of the Year received a $500 award. Each donated the award to a school project or the school. Florence Rotary Club meets at noon on most Mondays at the Hilton Cincinnati Airport on Turfway Road. For more information about the club and service projects, visit the Web site at or contact John Salyers, president, at or 859-653-9399. This article was submitted by Pat Moynahan.

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RELIGION NOTES From B8 original exhibit highlighting the remarkable and insightful works showing an unexpected and unknown aspect of Theodor Seuss Geisel, who is

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The Rooster’s Nest is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a break from busy routines. Walk on the 25 acres of woodlands, fish in the 1.25 acre stocked pond, curl up with a book or sit outside by the campfire. Breakfast is served in the spacious gathering room overlooking the pond while birds and squirrels entertain at the feeders. Innkeepers Sally & Dave White promise to tantalize your taste buds with scrumptious dishes like Rooster Egg Bake, Rhode Island Red Stuffed French Toast, Chanticleer Bananas & Ice Cream or Banty Fruit Parfait along with freshly baked breads, juice and coffee.

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