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Flag placement honors vets 2,000 flags placed in Boone County

Legion Boone Post 4, based in Florence. “I started it because I had done some research and realized that in Boone County no one was putting flags on the graves of veterans,” Lude said. “I saw this as an opportunity. Veterans should be recognized for their service. I’m glad to see this program continue and grow.” Now twice a year, around Memorial Day and Veterans Day, the flags are displayed by members of Sons of the American Legion Squadron 4 with the help of many local Boy Scouts. They cover 20 cemeteries and the CVG entrance. “Many troops will come through CVG to visit their homes during these weekends,” Paratchek said. “The first thing they’ll see when they come home are our flags and they’ll know we’re proud of them.” The flags also remind those who see them of the sacrifices

By Melissa Stewart mstewart@nky.com

FLORENCE — They’re a symbol of pride, a reminder of sacrifice and, in Boone County, these mini stars and stripes are a beacon of hope. By Memorial Day 2,000 of these mini American flags will be placed on veterans’ graves throughout the county and the entrance of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. “We do this to honor and respect those who’ve gone before us and served this country,” said Sons of the American Legion Squadron 4 Boone Post member Ken Paratchek. The Flags for Veterans Graves program was started in 2000 by George Lude when he was a member of the American

Members of Sons of the American Legion Squadron 4 and many local Boy Scouts will place flags on the graves of veterans in honor of Memorial Day. FILE PHOTO

veterans have made, according to John Jenkins, 10, of Florence Elementary. Jenkins is a junior member, one of the youngest, of Squadron 4. His grandfather served in the Korean War. For the last few years Jenkins has helped place flags at CVG.

He feels tired after the hard work, but is proud to recognize veterans. Without the flags he said, “people might not know how important veterans serving our country is. They (served to) protect all citizens.” According to Norb Lankheit,

Sons of the American Legion Squadron 4 commander, program costs vary each year, but it’s estimated that $500 goes toward the program. That includes replacement of any damaged flags and an appreciation pizza party hosted for the Scouts. American Legion 4 Boone Post covers the cost of the flags, however, donations are always appreciated, he said. Donations can be made to Flags for Veterans by sending a check or money order to S.A.L. Squadron 4, Vets Flag program, P.O. Box 6023, Florence, KY 41042. “We need donations too so we can continue to honor our veterans,” he said. “We want to keep this program going, everything takes money to thrive. I’d hate to think we as a community would ever forget our veterans who gave us our freedom and our way of life.” Tweet @MStewartReports

Wildcats spotted on Houston Road The Kentucky Shop finds new home By Melissa Stewart mstewart@nky.com

Girl Scout Lorali Edwards, 10, of Florence helps shovel dirt to plant a tree during the city’s Arbor Day program May 11. THE COMMUNITY RECORDER/MELISSA STEWART

Florence Arbor Day spreads beauty, consciousness By Melissa Stewart mstewart@nky.com

FLORENCE — Sporting green lipstick to show her Earth pride, 16-year-old Allison Lindsey of Florence

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helped plant trees on a chilly May 11 morning. Lindsey was part of a group of about 30 residents, city employees and officials who gathered for the city’s 22nd annual Arbor Day pro-

gram. The event, at the Florence Government Center on Ewing Blvd, recognizes and fulfills a requirement for the city’s

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Sean Surber, 6, of Florence, at the Florence Arbor Day program. MELISSA STEWART/ RECORDER

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FLORENCE — Wildcats have been spotted on Houston Road, well Wildcat fans anyway. Florence’s The Kentucky Shop, offering products featuring the marks of University of Kentucky Wildcats, has moved to a new location on Houston Road. “I think the expansion to Houston Road is going to really expose us to the people who didn’t know we were here and all Northern Kentucky UK fans,” owner Jim Ransdell of Florence said. “It’s time to meet those people and have them join the family.” The new location, which opened May 1, is nearly double the size of the former Connector Drive location, Ransdell said. The free-standing mini shopping strip that also includes AT&T and Panda Express is next to Chuy’s, in front of Walmart. The inside of The Kentucky Shop’s portion of the building was custom made for the store. It features that famous blue from top to bottom and is filled with every piece of merchandise that’s fit to print the Wildcats logo upon, including T-shirts, clocks, key chains, jewelry and

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Arbor the city and create environmental consciousness. “It’s important that people know that with all the building that’s gone on and all the runoff that you have to come back and plant more trees to sustain nature,” he said. Huddleston’s hope is that when someone sits beneath these recently planted trees, they’ll think about those who planted them and become inspired to do the same. “I can’t think of any better legacy for the city than to plant a tree,” Huddleston said.

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designation as a Tree City USA. Florence has received this designation from the National Arbor Day Foundation since 1991. Lindsey attended the event because of her respect and love for nature. “I really think people need to understand how important nature is,” she said. “Nature was here first and we need to make sure it continues to exist. Without it, we can’t live.” Ed Huddleston, chairperson of the Florence Urban Forestry Commission and professed “tree hugger,” said the event is an opportunity to beautify

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more. Ransdell’s favorite part of the new store is the location itself. “We’re just excited to be in the heart of the new retail district and a little more visible on the road,” he said. “I’m also really proud to be (in Florence). I know that the UK fans in Northern Kentucky is an under appreciated market. But there’s as much love for UK up here as there is down there and we know how to tap into that.” The Kentucky Shop opened three years ago in Florence and opened a

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second location in the Crestview Hills Town Center last August. The dream for the business originally started with Ransdell’s father-in-law Bill Sharp who operated Touchdown Sportswear inside the Florence Mall from 1989 to 1997. Sharp said he is proud of the success The Kentucky Shop has had. He’s also glad about the new location. “The other destination, you had to be going there to find us,” Sharp said. “Here the amount of traffic that goes up and down Houston Road is unbelievable. New people will find us and our existing cus-

Thompson, of Burlington. “I bleed blue myself. I appreciate having UK merchandise readily available and I like talking UK sports.”

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Gather documents for free shred day By Melissa Stewart mstewart@nky.com

FLORENCE — Protect your identity, save the environment and help a child. Do all this at the free Smart Shred Day event 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at The Bank of Kentucky, 7900 Tanners Gate Lane, Florence. The second annual event is sponsored by The Bank of Kentucky and Cintas Corp. Taking part in Smart Shred Day and properly disposing of documents containing important personal information can help protect your identity, according to Karen Carnahan, president and chief operating officer of Cintas document management division. “Identity theft is a growing threat for individuals and businesses across the nation,” Carnahan said. “This event will

bring awareness of proper document management to the community and provide them with a secure method to safely dispose information. More importantly, it will provide individuals with the peace of mind that their sensitive information will not end up in the wrong hands.” Mark Exterkamp, executive vice president of The Bank of Kentucky, said the event was such a success last year they decided to hold another. Besides helping to prevent identity theft, he said it also protects the environment. Last year’s event won the Cintas Green Award. “On that day, according to statistics from Cintas, we saved a total of 132 trees, 113,000 gallons of water and 9,800 pounds of solid waste.” The event is open to everyone. Kona Ice will be avail-

able for purchase and 25 percent of proceeds made will be donated to the Family Nurturing Center. The center is a nonprofit social service agency dedicated to ending child abuse. Jane Herms, executive director for the center, said she is grateful for the effort to raise funds. “Prevention of child abuse is a noble cause, but one that cannot be accomplished without every adult taking the responsibility to protect a child,” she said. “Through (this effort) we are able to not only raise funds to support our continuum of services for child abuse treatment, prevention and education, but also promote our shared vision of safe children, thriving families and nurturing communities.” Want to continue the conversation? Tweet @MStewartReports

BRIEFLY Program highlights county fair history

The Boone County Historical Society meeting and program, “History of the Boone County Fair,” will be 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Boone County Public Library’s Main library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington. During the free program, speaker John Walton will explain the history of the annual Boone County 4-H and Utopia Fair.

Gaines Tavern to open for season

WALTON — Gaines Tavern History Center season opening will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at 150 Old Nicholson Road, Walton. Cost is $3 for adults; $2 students; $1 children. Built in 1814, the Federal-style brick house is a 2½-story building that is on the National Register of Historic Places. The house was restored and opened to the public in 2011 as the history center. For more information, call 859-485-4383.

Graduations scheduled in Boone

scheduled for high schools in Boone County. The ceremonies will take place at the respective schools, unless otherwise noted. » Heritage Academy, 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Heritage Fellowship Church, Florence » Walton-Verona High School, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23 » Ryle High School, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 24 » Boone County High School, 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25 » Conner High School, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 25 » Cooper High School, 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26

brate National Public Works Appreciation Week, May 19-25, with the Boone County Public Works Department, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Boone County Administration Building parking lot, 2950 Washington St., Burlington. Learn about the services public works crews provide like snow removal, road maintenance, signage, code enforcement, inspection services, contract services, solid waste management and fleet maintenance. Trucks and equipment will be on display.

Arboretum plans plant sale

Turfway hosts ALS walk

UNION — A spring plant sale is set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at the Boone County Arboretum, shelter No. 1, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union. All proceeds benefit Friends of Boone County Arboretum. For questions or to donate plants, call Laura at 859-586-6101 or the arboretum office at 859-384-4999.

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FLORENCE — The third annual Northern Kentucky Walk to Defeat ALS will be Saturday, May18, at Turfway Park in Florence. Registration and a silent auction will be at 8:30 a.m. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and the one-mile walk be at10 a.m. The walk will begin at Turfway’s paddock. To register, call 1-800406-7702. All walkers who raise $75 will receive a Walk to Defeat ALS Tshirt.

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UK honors local students

Collins Elementary teachers Jenny Brown, Emily Menetrey and Angela Brinegar dressed, respectively, as Pippi Longstocking, Mary Poppins and Miss Frizzle. THANKS TO CAROL M. ELLIOTT

Collins celebrates reading

Austin Neace dressed as Zeus from the Percy Jackson Series.

Emily Schaffer poses as Hollyleaf from “The Warriors.”

Ronny Ochoa poses as Abraham Lincoln.

Students in the third, fourth and fifth grades at Collins Elementary School celebrated reading March 1. Students participated in the Read Across America competition, while also dressing as characters from their favorite pieces of literature. Warren Combs dressed as a character from “The Tale of Despereaux.”

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Boone County Area Technology Center students fared well at the recent 2013 SkillsUSA Kentucky Leadership Conference and Skills Championship in Louisville.

Christian Jones, a senior at Ryle High School, won first place in the sheet metal category, followed by Josh Cooper, also a senior at Ryle, in second. Boone students swept the diesel equipment technology category. Jo-

han Kahmann (St. Henry) was first, followed by Garrett Smeal (WaltonVerona) in second, and Benjamin Morris (Walton-Verona) in third. Jones and Kahmann advance to the SkillsUSA national competition in June in Kansas City.

The following students from Boone County made the University of Kentucky dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester: Micah Adams, Ross Adams, Shelby Albers, Bryan Angel, Jessica Ankenman, Ashley Arlinghaus, Victoria Aulick, Corbin Bailey, Elizabeth Bailey, Alex Baker, Kathryn Ball, Alisa Behrens, Erin Bellhorn, Maggie Bellhorn, Daniel Blankenburg, Johanna Blythe Reske, Taylor Boehmer, Samantha Bosshammer, Alison Brannon, Abigail Brennan, Jonathan Brigham, Andrew Brown, Shawn Brown, Annie Browning, Zachariah Burkhardt, Brandon Butler, Michael Butler, Emily Cain, Emily Canterna, Michelle Canterna, Matthew Childers, Nicholas Cobb, Audrey Cochran, Jesse Coe, Olivia Coleman, Taylor Collis, Leah Combs, Kyle Cooper, Colleen Costello, Logan Craven, Cory Creekmore, Kathryn Cremer, Michael Danahy, Joseph Daniels, Stefanie Dauwe, Samuel Dedden, Sandra Deitz, Erin Deja, Christopher Desmarais, Julia Dubis, Andrew Dunn, Kaitlyn Eichinger, Allison England, Kiefer Eubank, John Eubanks, Lauren Fallon, Sean Ferguson, Thomas Fields, Jordan Findley, Toria Fischer, Mollie Ford, Cory Fowler, Katlyn Frohlich, Catherine Garcia, Elizabeth Gardinier, Lindsey Goderwis, Taylor Grayson, Natalie Grimme, David Gullett, Hana Hafer, Mara Hafer, Katherine Hahnel, Emilee Hancock, Rachel Hancock, Jessica Harden, Christina Hargett, Alexandria Harrington, Adria Hearn, Scott Heckman, Raquel Hegge, Christine Hill, Andrew Hille, Alexandra Hughes, Lauren Iglesias, Kentaro Imai, Bryan Ingoglia, Dylan James, Zachary Johnson, Megan Jordan, Bradley Jury, Machi Kaneko, Paul Kasinski Jr., Sarah Kenkel, Scott Kenkel, Neil Kennedy, Maxwell Kilbourn, Kelly King, Allison Klare, Chelsea Knott, Erika Koester, Travis Koopmans, Thomas Kramer, Nisa Krull, Lauren Leeke, Krista Lehnhardt, Katherine Lesser, Jordan Liechty, Phyllicia Lindo, Brandon Loschiavo, Zachary Lutes, Zachary MacAdams, Hannah Madden, Casey Magyarics, Olivia Maines, Jordan Manning, Kelsey Marciano, William Martin, Cory Matsko, Sean McDaniel, Ryan McFerran, Connor McLaughlin, Ian McManus, Justin Menke, Andrew Merkle, Alexandra Michael, Augustus Murray, Nick Murray, Alisa Nesta, Kim Nguyen, Kelly O’Brien, Grant Palmer, Jenna Parrett, Rooshil Patel, Austin Patterson, Lee Pinkston, Katherine Poe, Michelle Pressly, Taylar Pulice, Michael Puthoff, Emily Ralenkotter, Richard Rathbun, Crystal Reyes, Joseph Rhyne, Elizabeth Rodgers, Louis Rowe, Scott Rowe, Brandon Rozanski, Kelsey Rozanski, Parker Ryle, Kimberly Rymers, Brittany Scanlon, Nathan Schock, Lucas Sciamanna, Derek Shew, James Siler, Forrest Simmons, Keith Slayden, Lydia Slayden, Evin Slusher, Hagen Smith, Rebekah Smith, Casey Sparks, Kelsey Spaulding, Cameron Speed, Krista Speed, Mackenzi Steenken, Austin Stinson, Chelsea Swinford, Samantha Tagher, Jacob Taylor, Cody Thamann, Jessica Tope, Brooke Trainer, Devan Trenkamp, Kindall Tucker, Jason Turner, Max Turner, Claire Valentine, Ana Vanway, Courtney Vanway, Jessica Vest, Katherine Waggoner, Joseph Walbourn, John Walker, Austin Way, Jordan Waymeyer, Anastasia Weiss, Brian Wesselman, Julia Whalen, Kevin Williams, Renee Wilson, and Olivia Winshurst. 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.


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Dillon Riddell, Kearsten Connelly, Chris Knight, Amanda Staat, Carie Wainscott, James Johnson and Valerie Fry arrive at the Ryle High School prom at Bank of Kentucky Center in style. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

RYLE PROM SHOWS BIG-CITY STYLE

Connor Schierloh, Hayley King, Sara Nafziger and Matthew Reif posed outside the Bank of Kentucky Center before the Ryle High School prom on April 27. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Students from Ryle High School enjoyed prom in the Bank of Kentucky Center decorated in a New York City theme on April 27.

Ethan Losier and Sydney Long pause on Central Park West at Ryle High School’s New York-themed prom at Bank of Kentucky Center. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Kaitlyn Stewart and Sam Lutes arrive at the Ryle High School prom at the Bank of Kentucky Center on April 27. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Tyesha Johnson, Deanna Williams, Kaitlyn Mayor, Cierra Louden-Brock and Megan Mayon pose together at Ryle High School prom at Bank of Kentucky Center on April 27. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Chris Cundiff and Courtney Baell were all smiles on the way into the Bank of Kentucky Center for Ryle High School prom on April 27. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Janel Longano and Brandon Rettig are pretty in pink at Ryle High School prom at Bank of Kentucky Center. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Paige Barrett, Laurel Tapia, Hannah Widner and Jenson Shields gather together at Ryle High School prom at Bank of Kentucky Center on April 27. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Abby Trapp and Austin Black pause at Avenue of the Americas at Ryle High School’s New York-themed prom at Bank of Kentucky Center. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Abby Marsh and Tyler Dever pose together at the Ryle High School prom at Bank of Kentucky Center on April 27. AMY SCALF/THE Leslie Shaffer and Tanner Clifton look peachy keen at the Ryle High School prom at Bank of Kentucky Center. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Alex Brownell and Olivia McGregor looked brilliant in blue for Ryle High School prom at Bank of Kentucky Center on April 27. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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Claire Manning, Hanna Brumback and Paige Taylor sparkle at the Ryle High School prom at Bank of Kentucky Center on April 27. AMY

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Trey Miller, Taylor Atkinson, McKenzee Martin and Brad Weber pose on their way into the Bank of Kentucky Center for the Ryle High School prom on April 27. AMY SCALF/THE

Courtney Ferguson and Virginia Imhof prepare to enter the Ryle High School prom at Bank of Kentucky Center on April 27.

Lexie Creech, Matt Swinford, Kyle Kirkland and Kayla Caldwell achieve pastel perfection on their way into the Ryle High School prom at Bank of Kentucky Center. AMY SCALF/THE

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Kennedy paces Ryle to regional track title

St. Henry’s Meghan Burke competes in the long jump during the regional track meet. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Crusaders win regional track Boys, girls take Region 4 titles By James Weber jweber@nky.com

Ryle senior Nick Kennedy, left, won the 100 meters and teammate Nick Salmen, right, was fourth. Scott junior Matt Johnson, middle, was sixth. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Ryle defends 2012 championship By James Weber jweber@nky.com

UNION — Two years ago, Nick Kennedy was a tennis player who was asked to run a sprint relay as a late-season replacement. Now, he’s a six-time regional champion who will go for state titles this week during the Class 3A state track and field meet Saturday, May 18, at the University of Louisville. Kennedy won three regional championships, the100 meters, 200 meters and long jump. He set a track record in the long jump (22-7) along the way and currently possesses school records in all those events plus the 4x200 and sprint relays. He defended 2012 regional titles in all three events. Kennedy barely missed a fourth title on the

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day, anchoring the 4x100 relay that finished second to Campbell County by just 0.13 seconds. “We thought (four titles) could happen,” said Ryle coach Russell Harden. “We thought he could get (Campbell) but we still qualified

for state. That counts a whole lot.” Kennedy’s points led the Raiders to the team title as Ryle defended its 2012 championship. In the spring of his sophomore year, Kennedy was playing doubles tennis with one of his best friends, fellow senior Corey Ahern. Kennedy was later recruited in May to fill in for a 4x100 relay race when two of the regulars were busy with graduation. The next season, Ahern, a regional champion and state medalist wrestler, had to focus on that sport and gave up tennis, so Kennedy decided to give track more attention. Ahern played basketball this winter because of knee problems. “They wanted him to wrestle during tennis season and I didn’t want to play without him.” Kennedy said. Kennedy also plays football for See TRACK, Page A8

Ryle tennis meets expectations By Adam Turer presspreps@gmail.com

UNION — Ryle High School enjoyed one of the deepest boys tennis rosters in Northern Kentucky this season. That depth helped the Raiders to a nearly perfect season. Banding together were 34 young men who posted a 14-2 record. The Raiders could not get past Covington Catholic in the Ninth Region, but enjoyed a very successful season. “I expected our team to grown as tennis players and young men, giving one hundred percent,” said head coach Amy Bates. “They met all expecta-

tions.” Seniors Avery Williams, Adam Rost, Kyle James, and Ethan Smith led the way. The Raiders will graduate nine seniors, but return 25 players next season. Most teams would be lost after graduating that many seniors, but the Raiders have a nice foundation that benefitted from the class of 2013’s leadership and will be back next year to build on this season’s success. “Of the nine seniors graduating, I will miss their positive outlooks, their desire to do their personal best on the court for their team, the examples that they have set for our new players,” said Bates. “Several of

them have been playing on the team since middle school. I've had the pleasure of watching them grow into young men.” Teamwork and selflessness were keys to the Raiders’ success this season. With so many players battling in practice each day and only seven starting varsity spots open for each meet, it took a total team effort to finish 14-2. “I feel like our team really pulled together as a team this season,” said Bates. “They supported each other without prompting. I really hope the team will keep that cohesive attitude, supporting each other on and off the court.”

St. Henry won both the boys and girls team championships in the Class 1A Region 4 meet May 10 at Walton-Verona. The boys team edged Bishop Brossart by two points, 122 to 120, as the Crusaders attempt to defend their overall team championship from last year. St. Henry dominated the girls meet, scoring 201 points to 121 for Newport Central Catholic. Madison Culbertson won the 100 and 200 meters. Sam Hentz won the 1,600 and 3,200 and also won the high jump. Taylor Connett was second in the 800 and 1,600, finishing runnerup to Hentz in the 1,600. Renee Svec was second in the 3,200. St. Henry won the 4x200 and 4x800. St.

Henry was second in the 4x100 relay in girls and the 4x400. Meghan Burke won the 100 hurdles and Celia Eltzroth was second. They finished the same order in the triple jump. Burke was second in the long jump. Laura Felix won the pole vault. In boys, Daniel Wolfer won the 3,200. Craig Aldridge won the high jump. Aldridge was second in long jump. Austin Eibel was second in the 110 hurdles and high jump and won the 300 hurdles. Nick Staub was second in pole vault. St. Henry was second in the 4x400 relay. Walton-Verona’s Madison Peace won the 800 and was second in the high jump. Shelby Mullikin won the long jump. Jon Jones was second in the 100 and the 400. W-V was second in the 4x100 relay and 4x800.

FORMER RAIDER TENNIS PLAYER DIES Unfortunately, the offseason started on a tragic note. Former Raiders tennis player Jonathan Brigham died May 12. Brigham, a 2010 Ryle graduate, was far more than a tennis player. He was also his class’s valedictorian and prom king. Brigham was a pre-med student at the University of Kentucky. He collapsed while jogging on Tuesday, May 7. His loss has hit the entire Raiders community hard. “I was fortunate to have had him in class his sophomore year,” said Bates, who teaches math at Ryle. “He was without a doubt the most orgaBrigham nized student I have ever had the privileged of teaching or coaching.” Brigham was a well-rounded leader at Ryle and carried those same traits with him to UK. At both stops, he was involved in several extracurricular activities, always taking on leadership roles and working tirelessly to better himself and others. “Jonathan was a fabulous young man, the kind that always met you with a smile and a kind word,” said Bates. “He made everyone around him feel special for just knowing him.”


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NKY Clippers break swim records Community Recorder

The Northern Kentucky Clippers completed their short course season with success at both the NCSA Junior Nationals in Orlando, Fla., from March 12-16 and the 2013 Ohio J.O. Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, from March 8-10. The meets were highlighted by four Ohio State LSC records and 21 team records broken by the Clippers.

2013 NCSA Junior Nationals

Clipper Seniors closed out a great season with some very exciting swims at NCSA Junior Nationals in Orlando. The Clippers sent 15 swimmers that accounted for 75 individual swims. The meet as a whole had over 1,700 swimmers and over 7,000

swims representing 255 clubs. Record breakers: Sharli Brady (Burlington, Cooper HS) - 400 IM; Max Williamson (Fort Mitchell, Covington Catholic) 100 Breaststroke, 200 IM, and 400 IM Team record breakers: Annie Davies (Fort Mitchell, Beechwood) - 15-16 girls 200 Breast; Sharli Brady (Burlington, Cooper) - 17 and over girls 200 free and 400 IM; Mike Summe (Edgewood) - 1516 boys 100 breast; Max Williamson - 17 and over 100 breaststroke, 200 IM, and 400 IM Relay team record breakers: 15 and over boys 200 Medley - Max Williamson, Chase Vennefron (Fort Mitchell), Rob Newman (Fort Mitchell), and Mike Summe; 15 and over boys 400 Medley Max Williamson, Mike

Summe, Rob Newman, and Chase Vennefron; 15 and over boys 800 free Max Williamson, Mike Summe, Rob Newman, and Zach Smith (Fort Mitchell); 15 and over girls 800 free relay - Kenzie Margroum (Fort Thomas, Notre Dame Academy), Lauren Herich (Hebron), Hanna Gillcrist (Burlington), and Sharli Brady.

The 15 and over girls 800 free relay, from left, Sharli Brady (Burlington), Kenzie Margroum (Fort Thomas, Notre Dame Academy), Hanna Gillcrist (Burlington), Lauren Herich (Hebron). THANKS TO DEB HERICH

Short Course Ohio Age Group

The Clippers 14 and unders also finished strong at Bowling Green, for the 2013 Ohio LSC Junior Olympic Championship Meet. The Clippers came home in second place with the girls winning the meet and the boys finishing third overall. The 10 and under girls and 13-14 girls both won their respective age groups. Below is a re-

cap of event winners and team record breakers. Individual event winners: Seth Young (Florence), 50 breaststroke; Sophie Skinner (Independence), 13-14 girls 1650 free; Kenzie Skaggs (Edgewood), 10 and under girls 100 back; Amanda Smith (Walton), 13-14 girls 200 backstroke; Mallory

Beil (Edgewood), 13-14 girls 100 butterfly; Jake Lentsch (Hebron), 13-14 boys 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly; Abbi Richards (Crescent Springs), 11-12 girls 200 IM; Madeleine Vonderhaar (Lakeside Park), 13-14 girls 200 IM, 200 butterfly. Relay event winners: 10 and under girls 200

Medley Relay - Mariah Denigan (Walton), Anna Long, Kenzie Skaggs, and Alexa Arkenberg (Union); 13-14 girls 400 medley relay - Sophie Skinner, Madeleine Vonderhaar, Mallory Beil, and Amanda Smith; 13-14 girls 400 free relay - Sophie Skinner, Mallory Beil, Mikayla Herich, and Bray Zimmerman. Team record breakers: Kenzie Skaggs - 9-10 girls 50 fly (30.21) and 100 fly (1:06.58); Alexa Arkenberg - 9-10 girls 100 fly (1:08.28); Madeleine Vonderhaar—13-14 girls 100 breast (1:03.80) and 200 breast (2:19.12); Seth Young - 9-10 boys 100 IM (1:07.48) and 200 IM (2:24.16); Jake Lentsch 13-14 boys 100 breast (59.80) and 200 breast (2:10.33).

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» Ryle senior Nick Kennedy for leading the Ryle track team to the 3A regional championship.

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for the Rebels, ranks (10th in steals and ninth in assists in KHSAA history). McFarland also played collegiately at NKU (2005-09) under current head coach Dave Bezold. David was also a fouryear starter at NKU and team captain. He won the prestigious Thomas J. Kearns Career Achievement Award at NKU in 2009. This award is given annually to NKU athletes that display academic excellence, athletic ability, character and leadership.

» Ryle High School has selected David McFarland as its new boys basketball coach. McFarland becomes the fourth head coach in the 21-year history of the Raiders. David, a Boone County High School graduate, was an assistant coach at Dixie Heights High School the past three seasons. McFarland had a stellar high school career at Boone County (2001-05), earning NKAC Defensive Player of the Year awards in 2004 and 2005. McFarland, a four-year starter

begin the week of May 19. Several brackets weren’t set at press time. » Cooper beat Scott 15-6 May 11. Nick Carr had three hits and three RBI. Jared Blank drove in three. Spencer Holland and Jacob Lawhorn had three hits each, with Lawhorn driving in three. » Ryle beat Boone County 6-4 May 8. Justin Hoard improved to 8-0 on the mound. Jackson Brennan had three hits. Tyler Lonnemann had the save. Thomas Baumann had two RBI. Ryle took a 26-5 record into play May 15.

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Blake Roth is a seventh-grade student at Walton-Verona Middle School. From April 12-14 he competed in the Brute Nationals Wrestling Tournament in Independence, Mo., where he placed first beating the defending Brute Nationals champion, and nationally ranked wrestler from Illinois, by a 10-2 major decision. There were 34 states represented and he competed against kids from Missouri, Florida, Illinois, and Minnesota. Since starting in the fourth grade, he is a fourtime Kentucky middle school state qualifier and three-time state finalist,

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the Raiders and will attend the University of Louisville to study international business but is unsure if he will be on the track team. At 5-foot-7, Kennedy uses his football strength to his advantage, Harden said. “His running form is incredible,” Harden said. “I talk to my youngest run-

Walton-Verona seventh-grader Blake Roth, right, competes in the championship match at Brute Nationals April 14 in Independence, Mo., where he won the title, 10-2. THANKS TO JOE ROTH

winning the state title in 2013. He is a two-time member of National Team Kentucky and has a career record of 161 wins and 23 losses with 137 pins.

Walton-Verona teammates Mason Smith and Braden Mulcahy finished in third place in their weight classes at the Nationals and achieved AllAmerican status.

ners, I tell them to watch him. His form is excellent, he gets his knees high, his stride is long and he’s very powerful. Football has helped with the weightlifting and strength is huge for all the sprinters.” Also for the Ryle boys, Ryan Hill was second in the 400 meters. Zane Siemer was second in long jump. Ryle also won the 4x400 relay and was second in the 4x800. Ryle was second in the girls 3A regional meet. Alexandra

Patterson won the 800 and Casey Springer the pole vault. Alexis Stockton was second in shot put. Cooper was second in the team standings in the boys 3A meet and fourth in girls. Julia Henderson was second in the 200 and 400. They were second in the 4x200 and 4x800 relay and won the 4x400. In boys, Cooper swept the 800, 1,600 and 3,200, with Ethan Brennan winning the 800, Mitchell Greenhalgh the 1,600 and Zachary Stewart the 3,200. Cooper won the 4x800. Cooper was second in the 4x400. For Boone, Jessica Jones won three regional titles, the100 hurdles, long jump and triple jump. She was third in the 300 hurdles. Jena Doellman won the high jump. Jose Sanchez was second in the 110 hurdles. Philip Mensah won the shot put.

SIDELINES Walk to Defeat ALS The third-annual Northern Kentucky Walk to Defeat ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is Saturday, May 18, at Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road in Florence. Registration and a silent auction begin at 8:30 a.m. A

ribbon-cutting ceremony and the one-mile walk begin at 10 a.m. The walk will begin at Turfway’s paddock and progress around the grounds. Walkers can register online at http://webky.alsa.org. All walkers who raise $75 or more will receive a Walk to Defeat ALS T-shirt.


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Tell us more about your news interests News has been defined many different ways over the years. Charles Dana, a 19th century American journalist, said famously, “When a dog bites a man, that is not news, but when a man bites a dog that is news.” Former Washington Post Publisher Philip Graham somewhat high-mindedly called news “a first rough draft of history.” A tongue-in-cheek definition sometimes tossed around newsrooms says, “News is whatever happens to or near an editor.” While there may be a grain of truth in that line (we’re human, after all), it turns the way news ought to be regarded squarely on its head. The news we report every day should be a smart mix of information people in our audience want and need. Or put differently, a blend of stories that are most important and

interesting to readers. Striking the right balance is no easy task. It requires us to know the people we serve and have a sound grasp of their shifting news interests and the content – local, state, national and world – they prefer. To gain a better sense of those preferences, we want to hear from more readers and reach out to more groups in Northern Kentucky. We would like to have the chance to speak to organizations or engage with them in whatever way can be useful. Gaining a solid grasp of people’s constantly changing news interests is a challenge in any market, and that’s especially true for The Kentucky Enquirer. While our primary local

news focus will always be on Northern Kentucky, as part of Greater Cincinnati we need to report the news from north of the Ohio River that people here want to read. We offer it all online, but selecting what will fit in the newspaper often requires tough choices. And in covering Northern Kentucky, the task is complicated by the region’s unusually large number of cities and towns. We have to weigh how much attention to give a city council controversy, for example, that may matter a lot to the residents of that particular community but little to the large majority of readers. While our primary goal is learning more about your views of the news we should be reporting, we also will be glad to talk about the ways the news industry has been changing in recent years – both at The Enquirer and nationally. From meeting the growing

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Medicaid expansion good physically, financially On May 9, I announced what I believe is the most important single decision for the health of Kentuckians in our lifetimes: the expansion of Medicaid coverage to the approximately 308,000 uninsured Kentuckians. This expansion, coupled with the creation of the Health Benefit Exchange under the Affordable Care Act, means that for the first time in Kentucky’s history, every Kentuckian will have access to affordable health care. Who will be covered by this expansion? These are single working men or women with incomes below 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level – less than $16,000 a year, or families of four making less than $32,500. Contrary to what some might have you believe, these are not individuals waiting for a handout, content to live off of government support. These are people we all know and interact with every day. They live in our communities, they go to our churches and our children attend school with them. They are hardworking individuals and families doing all that they can to pay their bills, put a roof over their heads, food on their tables and

clothes on their backs. Health care coverage is not provided by their employer, individual coverage is Steve Beshear too expensive for them to COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST afford on COLUMNIST their own, but they don’t qualify for Medicaid under the current system. These folks currently do without health insurance, at an alarming cost to themselves and our entire society. Kentucky is one of the least healthy states in the nation. In 2012, Kentucky’s overall health ranking was 44th. Kentucky is at or near the very bottom of many national health rankings. We are 50th in smoking, 40th in obesity, 41st in diabetes, 50th in cancer deaths, 49th in cardiac heart disease, 43rd in high cholesterol and 48th in heart attacks. And the list goes on. A multitude of state and national reports have shown the positive impacts on health status that occur when an individual becomes insured. They are more likely to get

preventive care and seek out medical treatment when they need it. When they do have serious health problems, they are better prepared to deal with them, and the costs of treatment are less. They miss fewer days of work and school. And they live longer and more productive lives. And while my primary concern is for the improved health outcomes that will be possible for many of our citizens through the expansion of Medicaid, my decision was not solely based on the obvious health benefits that extending insurance coverage will provide to the people of Kentucky. It was also based on the far-reaching economic benefits of expanding Medicaid. The federal government will pay 100 percent of the cost of the expansion through 2016 with federal funding gradually decreasing to 90 percent by 2020. The expansion of Medicaid will create nearly 17,000 new jobs for Kentuckians and a $15.6 billion positive economic impact to the commonwealth between 2014 and 2021. In that same time frame, our state budget will see a positive impact of $802.4 million. If we

What to do about spring allergies If allergy testing reveals that a person has tree/spring pollen allergies, there are lots of steps they can take to decrease their symptoms: The first step is to monitor pollen counts. Our practice regularly updates our Facebook page and our website’s blog (http://bit.ly/allergynky) with the latest pollen and mold counts. Keep windows and doors shut at home, and in your car during allergy season. Some cars have an option to recycle air in the car rather than continuously bringing in outside air, and this is a good option to use if you have pollen aller-

gies. Take a shower, wash hair and change clothing after being outdoors working or playing. Wear a high-quality Dr. Marshall mask when Wise doing outdoor COMMUNITY chores like RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST mowing the lawn. Although prescription and over-the-counter medication can be helpful, one of the most effective ways to treat pollen allergies is with allergy in-

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jections. These injections slowly introduce an individual’s body to what causes their allergy, so their body learns to tolerate it rather than react with allergy symptoms. A recent article in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology affirmed that allergy injections were not only helpful, but were more helpful than sublingual allergy drops (drops placed under the tongue to relieve allergy symptoms). Dr. Marshall Wise is with Allergy Partners of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky.

chose not to expand, our budget would see a negative impact of nearly $40 million. Not only is expansion the right thing to do, it’s a savvy financial investment. Finally, the expansion is good news for local and county budgets as well. Not only will the expansion generate additional local taxes, it will ease some of the burden of paying medical costs at county jails. It comes down to this; if a company was willing to invest billions of dollars in Kentucky over the next seven years, creating nearly 17,000 jobs and significantly reducing the uninsured population, while greatly improving the health of our citizens, we would not hesitate to welcome them into our state. Medicaid expansion is no different. Extending coverage to more individuals will improve the physical and financial health of our state and our citizens for generations to come. It is an opportunity we cannot afford to miss and a decision I am proud to make. Steve Beshear is governor of Kentucky.

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Great American Cleanup a success

On April 20, Boy Scout Troop 228 participated in the Great American Cleanup. We worked on the riverbanks in Rabbit Hash. We were amazed at the amount of Styrofoam we picked up. We also found a lot of shoes and sandals. There were way too many glass bottles. We filled many garbage bags in the course of three hours. Rabbit Hash is a beautiful community and we need to take better care of it. Anything you throw into a local creek or stream can end up on the banks of or pollute the river. Mark Rothdiener Troop 228 Hebron

Conner FFA appreciates support

The Conner FFA held its annual awards banquet on April 26. A big thanks goes out to our sponsors who donated money and door prizes for this joyful event. Conner FFA members and their families were in attendance, along with our special guest The Stattman (from B105). Donald and Barbara Snow of All Rite Ready Mix presented the Darren Snow Scholarships for FFA Leadership Camp to Jessica Smith and two post-secondary education scholarships for $2,000 to Tim Lawry and Tiffany Lawson. After recognizing all of the hard work and accomplishments of the Conner FFA Chapter, the new 2013-2014 officer team was announced: President, Karley Michels; Vice President, Lance Dallary II; Secretary, Bradii Walton; Treasurer, Hannah Birdwell; Assistant Treasurer, Shelby Frye; Reporter, Tyler Smith; Assistant Reporter, Landen Finke; Chaplain, Sammy Brookover; and Parliamentarian, Katie Cress. As we move forward, we would like to say farewell to all of our FFA seniors and good luck with their goals. Lance Dallary II Vice President Conner FFA

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mann lifts the top of his hive and honey bees soon fill the air. “It sounds like a busy airport,” he says. With a device that looks like a skinny teapot he blows white smoke on the bees to help calm them. His hive stands at the corner of his backyard in Edgewood. Those who don’t know would probably mistake it as a dresser with three drawers. Around 30,000 bees live there. “It’s a strong hive,” he says. “There can be as many as 60,000 in the summer.” A bee lands on his arm. “Look, it’s carrying pollen,” he says. The bee stands still as if it wants to show off its hard work. On one of its hind legs is a sac of yellow pollen. “It’s from a dandelion.” This bee is one of the worker bees, infertile females charged with many jobs, ranging from guarding and cleaning the hive to foraging for nectar and pollen. They also feed the queen, the mother of all the other bees in the hive. Male bees are called drones. They do nothing but eat and wait to mate with the queen, after which they immediately die. In recent years there have been reports about a strange phenomenon with honeybees known as Colony Collapse Disorder. More than half of the honeybees in the U.S. died this spring. “No one really knows why,” Knochelmann says, but he suspects it might be caused by issues with pesticides. The European Commission just voted to enact a ban on a class of pesticides thought to be

TO LEARN MORE The Northern Kentucky Beekeepers Association is an organization of beekeeping enthusiasts. Their next meeting is June 4 at the Campbell County Environmental Center from 7-9 p.m. Visit nkybeekeepers.com for more information.

harming the global bee population. Knochelmann is glad that the mysterious malady didn’t hit his bees. “Knock on wood. I have not had any problems with wax moths or hive beetles either,” he continues. “If you have a strong hive, bees can take care of themselves really well.” He started beekeeping in the 1980s but then stopped for awhile. He’s been at it again for the past 10 years as a member of the Northern Kentucky Beekeepers Association. “I like to treat them organically,” he says, sharing a tip that helps bees clean and groom each other. “Take some granulated sugar and put it in a food processor so you make your own powder sugar.” The next step is to use a shaker to pour the sugar all over the bees. “Make them look like Casper the Ghost,” he says, recalling a character from an old cartoon series. “Sometimes bees won’t check each other out unless they’ve got sugar on them,” he continues. “First, they’ll eat the sugar, which is good, and if there are any mites growing on them, they’ll help pick those things off.” Bees play a vital role in the production of food and fruits. The U.S. Department of Agriculture states that over 80 percent of the world’s flowering plants require a pollinator

An inside look at Knochelmann’s hive. KAMELLIA SMITH FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

A honey bee carries a load of pollen. KAMELLIA SMITH FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

to reproduce, including almonds, apples, onions and citrus fruits. And bees are the most efficient pollinator. “It’s amazing what they do,” Knochelmann explains. He enjoys the honey they produce and gives it away to family and friends. But he takes more pleasure in watching how the bees operate. “When it starts getting cold, they crowd around the queen and vibrate

their bodies to generate heat. They want to keep the temperature inside the hive at around 70 degrees.” Another thing that amazes him is how hives can multiply. “Somewhere along the line somebody says ‘hey let’s make another queen and split the hive.’” As many as half the bees can leave the hive in what is called a swarm. “This is the season of bee swarms,” he points out. Last year a bee swarm was found in Taylor Mill. But it wasn’t in a tree, it was on the ground. Knochelmann was called. He brought an empty hive and herded the swarm into it. “If you want to start a hive, a bee swarm can mean free bees for you,” he says. It costs around $80 to buy enough bees to start a hive. For Knochelmann the appeal of beekeeping is simple. “They’re pets that basically feed themselves and take care of themselves,” he laughs.


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, MAY 17 Community Dance Friday Night Open Dance, 7:30-10 p.m., The Ritz Ballroom Dance Studio, 8150 Mall Road, Group dance class starts at 7:45 p.m. Open dancing starts at 8:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $5 group class, $5 party. 859-371-1151. Florence.

Dining Events New York Style Shabbat, 7-9 p.m., Metropolitan Club, 50 E. RiverCenter Blvd., Featuring popular ethnic flavors made famous in Manhattan, including an Italian pasta bar, Latin and Asian entrees and Jewish deli desserts. Cash bar. Ages 21 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by Access: Social Events for Jewish Young Professionals Ages 21-35. 513-3730300; www.jypaccess.org. Covington. Stonebrook Winery Sunset Cruise, 7:30-10 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Unique and festive evening aboard royal ship. Buffet dinner and music along with Stonebrook Winery’s award-winning wines. Ages 21 and up. $55. Reservations required. Presented by BB Riverboats. 859-261-8500; www.bbriverboats.com. Newport.

Exercise Classes Friday Night Out Dance Party, 7-8 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, 8406 U.S. 42, With Gabrielle Williams. $7, $6 advance. 859379-5143; www.bolerosdanceclub.com. Florence.

Festivals Maifest, 5-11:30 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Arts and crafts booths, German and international foods, music, children’s play area, amusement rides, street chalk art contest and more. Music on four stages. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. 859-491-0458; www.mainstrasse.org. Covington.

Karaoke and Open Mic Friday Night Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Florence Elks Lodge 314, 7704 Dixie Highway, Karaoke and dance. Ages 21 and up. Free. Through Dec. 27. 859-7463557. Florence.

Literary - Libraries Marshmallow Wars, 3:30 p.m., Chapin Memorial Library, 6517 Market St., Create PVC pipe mini-marshmallow shooter. 859-342-2665. Petersburg.

Music - Classical Peter Fletcher, 7 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Guitarist from New York City. Free. 859-342-2665. Union.

Senior Citizens Get Healthy with Tai Chi, 9-10 a.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton. Walk @ Walton, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-4857611. Walton. Euchre Tournament, noon-2 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton.

SATURDAY, MAY 18 Exercise Classes Zumba, 11 a.m.-noon, Boleros Dance Club, 8406 U.S. 42, $7, $6 advance. 859-379-5143;

The Northern Kentucky Horse Network will host its fourth annual Equestrian Drill Team Competition, 9 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Alexandria Fairgrounds. THANKS TO KIM HENLEY admission. $3, free ages 12 and under. Presented by Burlington Antique Show. 513-922-6847; www.burlingtonantiqueshow.com. Burlington.

www.bolerosdanceclub.com. Florence. Club Z, 7:30-11 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, 8406 U.S. 42, Zumba event and afterparty. Ages 18 and up. $10. 859-379-5143; www.bolerosdanceclub.com. Florence. PiYo, 10-11 a.m., Boleros Dance Club, 8406 U.S. 42, Combines strength of pilates with stretch of yoga. Ages 18 and up. $7, $6 advance. Registration recommended. 859-379-5143; www.bolerosdanceclub.com. Florence.

Art Exhibits

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Spring Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-noon, Boone County Arboretum at Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Under Shelter No. 1. Annuals and perennials. Benefits Friends of Boone County Arboretum. Presented by Boone County Arboretum. 859-5866101. Union.

Boone County Conservation District Board Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Regular meeting to discuss conservation programs, projects and events. Free. Presented by Boone County Conservation District. Through July 15. 859-586-7903; www.boonecountyky.org/bccd/default.aspx. Burlington. Tea Party Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Sub Station II, 7905 Dream St., Meet and discuss limited government, free markets and fiscal responsibility. Free. Presented by Grassroots Tea Party of Boone County. 859-586-9207; www.teapartyboonecounty.org. Florence.

Literary - Libraries Amateur Photo Expo, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Drop-in classes provided by photographers from Tri-state Photographic Society. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington.

Music - Acoustic Saturday Night Music, 6-7:30 p.m. Music by Tyler Wichus (acoustic)., Velocity Bike & Bean, 7560 Burlington Pike, Fresh baked goods, desserts and coffee available. Free. 859-3718356; www.velocitybb.com. Florence.

Runs / Walks Walk to Defeat ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, 10 a.m., Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Registration and silent auction begins 8:30 a.m. Ribboncutting ceremony and one-mil walk starts 10 a.m. Trek begins at paddock area and travels around park grounds. All walkers raising $875 or more will receive an official event T-shirt. Benefits ALS Association Kentucky Chapter. $75 for walkers. Registration required. Presented by ALS Association Kentucky Chapter. 800-406-7702; www.alsaky.org. Florence.

SUNDAY, MAY 19 Antiques Shows Burlington Antique Show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, More than 200 vendors with antiques, vintage jewelry and furniture, primitives, architectural elements, mid-century collectibles, American and memorabilia. Early buying, 6-8 a.m. with $5

Music - Big Band Jammin’ at Jane’s, 3-6 p.m., Jane’s Saddlebag, 13989 Ryle Road, Free. 859-384-6617; www.janessaddlebag.com. Union.

MONDAY, MAY 20

Exercise Classes Zumba, 7-8 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, $7, $6 advance. 859-3795143; www.bolerosdanceclub.com. Florence. Jimmi Jamz Fitness, 8-9 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, 8406 U.S. 42, Interval fitness class set to music. Ages 18 and up. $7, $6 advance. Registration recommended. 859-379-5143; www.bolerosdanceclub.com. Florence.

Literary - Libraries Microsoft PowerPoint Basics, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn how to customize slides, print handouts and add transitions, images, hyperlinks and sounds. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Let’s Talk About It: War of 1812, Part 2 of 3, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn about the way the United States and Kentucky changed as a result of the war. Discussion revolves around reading materials that will be provided. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington. Monday 4 Mystery Book Group, 7 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Discuss

“The Hound of the Baskervilles” by Sir Arthur Conon Doyle. 859-342-2665. Florence. Movie Night, 6:30 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, “The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes.” When a bored Holmes eagerly takes the case of Gabrielle Valladon after an attempt on her life, the search for her missing husband leads to Loch Ness and the legendary monster. Rated PG-13. 859-3422665. Hebron. Mermaids and Pirates, 10:30 a.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Celebrate mighty rulers of sand and sea. Registration required. 859-342-2665. Hebron.

To submit calendar items, go to www.NKY.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to life@communitypress.com along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to www.NKY.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page.

Senior Citizens Yoga Fitness for Seniors, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. Through Oct. 7. 859-4857611. Walton.

TUESDAY, MAY 21 Community Dance Open Tuesday Night Dances, 7:45-10 p.m., The Ritz Ballroom Dance Studio, 8150 Mall Road, Open dancing and group class. $5 for group and $5 for dance. 859-371-1151; www.theritzstudio.com. Florence.

Exercise Classes Zumba, 1-2 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, $7, $6 advance. 859-3795143; www.bolerosdanceclub.com. Florence.

Health / Wellness Eat Healthy, Be Active, 6:30-8 p.m., Boone County Extension Environmental and Nature Center, 9101 Camp Ernst Road, In six-week series: discover healthier eating, weight loss and physical activity tips to improve your overall health and wellbeing in a peaceful, outdoor setting. Ages 21 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Cooperative Extenson Service. 859-586-6101; www.ca.uky.edu/boone. Union.

Literary - Libraries Writers Group, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Share work for feedback, encouragement and inspiration. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington. Adventure Time, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Jake the Dog and Finn the Human have a mystery, and they need your help to solve it. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Bike Rodeo, 6 p.m., Walton Branch Library, 21 S. Main St., Explore obstacle course and learn bike safety with Florence Police Department. Bring bike and helmet. 859-342-2665. Walton.

Senior Citizens Bingo, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton. Walk @ Walton, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 859485-7611. Walton.

The 34th Annual MainStrasse Village Maifest is May 17-19. THANKS TO DONNA KREMER

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Indie-rock band Of Montreal performs at the Madison Theater, Saturday, May 18. Tickets are $12, and doors open at 7 p.m. FILE PHOTO .com. Florence. Zumba for Beginners, 6-7 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, 8406 U.S. 42, $7, $6 advance. 859-3795143; www.bolerosdanceclub.com. Florence. Zumba Gold, 6 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Slow-paced, low-impact version of regular Zumba, perfect for anyone with physical limitations or just starting out an exercise program. $3. 859-342-2665. Florence. Jimmi Jamz Fitness, 1-2 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, $7, $6 advance. Registration recommended. 859-3795143; www.bolerosdanceclub.com. Florence.

Literary - Libraries Homework Help (grades K-12), 5-7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Yarn Bombing the Library (grades 3-12), 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn to crochet, and then yarn bomb the library. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Chess Club, 7 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, 859-342-2665. Florence. Come Sail Away, 6:30 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Travel high seas and make boat to take home. 859342-2665. Florence.

Senior Citizens Euchre Tournament, noon-2 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

THURSDAY, MAY 23

Exercise Classes

Education

Zumba, 8-9 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, $7, $6 advance. 859-3795143; www.bolerosdanceclub-

Classical Conversations Homeschool Information Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Boone County

Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn about providing structure and community that enables you to lead your students in classical learning. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington.

Exercise Classes Zumba, 1-2 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, $7, $6 advance. 859-3795143; www.bolerosdanceclub.com. Florence.

Farmers Market Dixie Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m., Erlanger Baptist Church, 116 Commonwealth Ave., Presented by City of Erlanger. 859-727-2525; www.ci.erlanger.ky.us. Erlanger.

Literary - Libraries Digital Photography, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn tricks to taking great photos digitally. With Jerry Fritsch from Tri-State Photographic Society. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Bridge, noon-3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, 859-342-2665. Union. Yoga, 6 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, This class is suitable for all levels! Join Karen Landrum, RYT, for this basic/ beginner yoga practice that offers a holistic approach to maintaining a healthy weight with increased flexibility, more stamina & lean muscle! Please bring a yoga mat & small handheld or wrist weights to improve lean muscle tone (weights are optional). $25 fee per month. Call Boone County Parks at 334-2117 to register. 859-3422665. Union.

Senior Citizens Bingo, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 859-485-7611. Walton.


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Spring morels make elegant bisque Tip from Rita’s kitchen

ly common food way Normally I keep a back when. You can pretty clean home. But purchase fresh morels this time of year, the and other wild offerings house cleaning gets at some groceries or pushed further down on farmers’ markets. my to do list. I never know when I 1 ⁄2 cup butter have to leave to 1 tablespoon minced pick morels, garlic those delicious 1 large onion, diced and gourmet 8 ounces fresh morel wild mushrooms, mushrooms, sliced along with 1 tablespoon chicken ramps, which are soup base wild leeks. And 1 tablespoon flour right now the Rita 2 cups water wild watercress Heikenfeld 2 cups whipping is growing abun- RITA’S KITCHEN cream dantly in the 1 ⁄8 teaspoon ground creek. So for several dried thyme, or fresh weeks the house is less thyme to taste than perfect but our Salt and pepper to taste tummies are more than happy. Melt butter over medium heat. Stir in garlic, Morel mushroom onion and morels; cook, bisque stirring frequently, until My best friend, Carol onions have softened Spry Vanover, lives in and turned translucent, Indiana and has a secret about 5 minutes. Stir in place where she goes base and flour; cook for mushroom hunting. Last 1 to 2 minutes. Pour in week she found a bunch water and cream; bring of morels and made this to simmer, and cook 5 wonderful bisque from a minutes. Puree half the recipe she found online. soup in very small “It was divine!” Carol batches. Return puree to said. Tom, Carol’s huspot. Cook on low 10 to 15 band, raved about it and minutes. Season with even Tom’s mom, Aggie, thyme, salt and pepper. liked it. “Mama Aggie Tip from Rita’s was skeptical, never kitchen having eaten morels or fresh herbs. I used fresh No morels? Cremini thyme instead of dry,” mushrooms make a good Carol said. substitute for morels. Mama Aggie called it an “elegant rich people’s Quiche for two meal.” Funny, what is After my master gourmet today was realrecipe for quiche was

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Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix flour and cereal. Stir in oil. It will be lumpy. Gradually stir in liquid, enough to make soft dough. Roll out on lightly floured surface to about 1⁄8-inch thickness. Bake on ungreased sheet 10-12 minutes. Store covered at room temperature. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Cinder Ella (ID No. 11588) is a 4-year-old domestic short hair cat who is a beauty and can be adopted for no fee with an approved application. All animals are microchipped and healthy and come with a free vet visit and more. All adult spay/neutered cats are available for no fee. Call Boone County Animal Shelter at 586-5285. THANKS

Elsa (ID No. 11793) is a 5-year-old spayed beagle in need of a home due to a family move. She was originally adopted from Boone County Animal Shelter and is a very sweet girl. THANKS TO JAN CHAPMAN

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this summer… something for ALL ages All are welcome…always

COMMUNITY BRIEFS Hebron Lions host pancake breakfast

HEBRON — Hebron Lions Club Annual Pancake Breakfast will take place 8-11 a.m. May 18 at Hebron Lutheran Church 3140 Limaburg Road, Hebron. Sausage, goetta, pancakes, coffee, orange juice and milk will be served. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. The pancake breakfast will benefit local projects. For any questions, call Harvey Richardson at 859689-7249.

Tara at Plantation Pointe hosts sale

FLORENCE — Fischer Homes is hosting a onestop shop 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Tara at Plantation Pointe, 2305 Twelve Oaks Drive, in Florence. The event is open to the public and features several vendors including Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Miche Bags, Avon, and more. For more information, call 859-609-2731.

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cent de Paul Northern Kentucky has started its annual Summer Breeze Program. Through this heat relief program, fans are provided to neighbors in need to help them cope with the Northern Kentucky summer heat and humidity. Room air-conditioner units are provided to those with a documented medical condition requiring them to have air conditioning. “A long stretch of 100plus degree days can become a true emergency for the medically fragile,” said executive director Ralph Bradburn. This program, which operates solely from donations, runs from May through September. Those needing a fan or air conditioner are asked to call 859-341-3219. St. Vincent also needs donations of fans, air conditioners or financial assistance to help with purchasing units. Visit www.svdpnky.org to help.

Urban ed center seeks volunteers

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Dame Urban Education Center (NDUEC) is seeking volunteers who wish to help provide educational support services to young children in Covington. Tutors are needed for the summer program, as well as people to monitor PE activity. NDUEC will be open mornings, 9 a.m. to noon, for summer school June 10 through July 11, Monday through Thursday. If you have a couple hours a week to assist a child to develop their talents, call Mary Gray at 859-261-4487 or email her at nduecvolunteer@s ndky.org.

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County Animal Shelter is offering the opportunity for students age 13-17 to volunteer at the shelter during the summer. Junior volunteers will learn about working with kittens and puppies to keep them healthy and ready for adoption. Students will also assist the shelter staff with other duties such as washing feeding dishes, stuffing Kong toys and assisting in the laundry. Junior volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied at all times by his or her parents while volunteering in the shelter. Parents of junior volunteers 13-17 must attend training with the student. Students will be expected to volunteer a minimum of 20 hours per month. Training sessions will be held at the shelter from 12:30-2:30 p.m. each of the following days: May 25, May 28, May 29, June 12, June 13 and June 14. Please reserve your place in the training by emailing your preference for one of the sessions to jpea1215@aol.com.

Officers graduate from basic training

Law enforcement officers from 19 agencies across the state – including three in Boone County – graduated May 3 from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training. The 27 officers of Class 443 completed 18 weeks of training, which consisted of nearly 770 hours of recruit-level-officer academy instruction. Major training areas included homeland security, law offenses and procedures, vehicle operations, firearms, investigations, first aid/ CPR, patrol procedures, orientation for new law enforcement families and mechanics of arrest, restraint and control. Basic training is mandatory for Kentucky law enforcement officers who are required to comply with the state’s Peace Officer Professional Standards Act of 1998. The Department of Criminal Justice Training provides basic training for city and county police officers, sheriffs’ deputies, university police, airport police and others.

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LUTHERAN HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE TO HOST A FREE SEMINAR TO HELP ALL WAR-TIME VETERANS AND THEIR WIDOWS RECEIVE PENSION BENEFITS TO PAY FOR ELDER CARE SERVICES Home Instead Senior Care is offering 2 FREE seminars to help all veterans obtain pension benefits to pay for the cost of elder care. They will be offered as follows: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. – Boone County Library in Burlington Thursday, May 23, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. – Campbell County Library in Fort Thomas

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The Department of Criminal Justice Training is a state agency located on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus. Graduates included: » Richard A. Crowder, Boone County Sheriff’s Office » Ben Kolkmeier, Florence Police Department » Justin Kuhn, Cincinnati/Northern Ky. International Airport Police Department.

Brown awarded Break the Mold

UNION — Mary “Bunny” Brown, second-grade teacher at Mann Elementary, was given the April Break the Mold Award by the Boone County Schools Board of Education. Brown, who has 34 years of teaching experience, will retire at the end of this year. The Break the Mold Award is given monthly to honor staff members. Yesterday’s Cafe and Tea Room sponsors the award.

Public Services Night Out planned

FLORENCE — The Florence Public Services Department will hold its annual Public Services Night Out 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in the Florence Mall parking lot. The event, hosted in conjunction with National Public Works Week, is an opportunity to raise awareness and recognize the impact of the public services staff. There will be free ballpark style food and drinks, a bounce house, live demonstrations, and equipment used on a daily basis by the Florence Public Services Department. For more information, call 859-647-5416.

Parade spots still available

FLORENCE — Florence residents will celebrate Memorial Day by honoring their adopted troop, The Renegades, and all military personnel Monday, May 27, with a parade, military display and program. Members of The Renegades will be attending the events. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Boone County High School and travels to Ewing Boulevard to the Florence Government Center. Spots in the parade are still available. Deadline to register is May 17. The city is also looking for military memorabilia or equipment for the display. For more information, call 859-647-5439.

Volunteers give rides to seniors

ITNGreaterCincinnati is offering two trainings in May for volunteers interested in providing rides for seniors (60 plus) and visually impaired adults who need transportation to medical appointments, shopping or just a visit with a friend. Trainings are for one hour and will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Library and 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Cold Spring Branch of the Campbell County Library. Volunteers can receive mileage reimbursement for part of the miles driven plus many more benefits. Find out more and reserve a place at one of these trainings by calling Kathy at 859-441-8111.


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BUSINESS UPDATE Hebron resident named partner

participate in the Leadership Northern Kentucky Keating Muething and Class of 2012. In 2011, she received the Next GeneraKlekamp recently tion Leader announced that KaAward, presentsey L. Bond has ed by Legacy, a joined the firm as a young profespartner in the Labor sionals group. and Employment Bond also has Practice Group. been named to Bond has 15 years Ohio Super Lawof experience in the yers Rising Stars areas of employment in 2007 and 2009. Bond litigation, employShe earned ment practices and proceher J.D. from Vanderbilt dures, labor and management relations, and labor University Law School and her B.A. from the Unilaw compliance. versity of Kentucky. Bond was selected to She lives in Hebron

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Bigger building for Burch Sheet Metal

Burch Sheet Metal and Building Supply recently moved to a new, larger building at 13113 Apex Drive in Walton. The company was started five years ago by owner William Burch in the old Massey Ferguson Building. The larger building will provide the company with more space to carry a better selection for its customers. It will also provide better access for custom-

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Hebron resident Erinn McKee Hannigan has been elected to Strauss Troy’s board of directors. Hannigan is the first woman to hold this distinguished position at Strauss Troy, one of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s leading law firms. She practices exclusively in the field of family law. Hannigan’s practice includes collaborative law, mediation, negotiation, complex divorce litiga- Hannigan tion, dissolutions, and custody and support matters in the Domestic Relations and Juvenile Courts of Hamilton, Clermont, Butler and Warren counties. Hannigan also was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2012 and 2013.

Ice Cream Machine hits streets

Forcht Bank is introducing its “Ice Cream Machine,” a van that will bring free ice cream to community events in various Kentucky cities throughout the summer. For more information, including a schedule of upcoming appearances, go online to Facebook at www.facebook.com/ forchtbank.

DRI promotes Florence resident

Directions Research Inc. has promoted Andrea Rehkamp to associate research analyst. In her new role, Rehkamp analyzes and interprets data in a wide range of applications for marketing research projects such as concept testing, seg- Rehkamp mentation and tracking studies in the preparation of client-ready reports. She joined DRI in February, 2012 and lives in Florence. DRI provides marketing research services to clients in the food retailing, consumer packaging, food manufacturing, financial services, technology and health-care fields.

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POLICE REPORTS BOONE COUNTY Arrests/Citations Jarrod J. Weemes, 35, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Dr., April 25. Dale R. Mueller, 35, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Dr., April 25. Artemio A. Juarez, 26, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 7239 Turfway Rd., April 24. Timothy D. Locke, 32, alcohol intoxication in a public place at U.S. 42, April 24. Daryl K. Day, 35, DUI at U.S. 42, April 24. David Gillespie, 19, public intoxication of a controlled substance at Burlington Pk., April 23. Dustin C. Miller, 24, firstdegree possession of a controlled substance (heroin) at 8039 Burlington Pk., April 23. Shelia E. Ingram, 62, possession of marijuana, DUI, possession of open alcoholic beverages at Turfway Rd., April 22. Alanna A. Feliciano, 46, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Dr., April 22. Michelle R. Smith, 42, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Dr., April 22. Jared M. Justice, 23, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin) at 8061 U.S. 42, April 22. Lori Yount-Eyyash, 42, possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a forged instrument, prescription of a controlled substance not in its proper container, possession of open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle at U.S. 42, April 21. Rolando Mechen Garcia, 24, public intoxication at 7103 Turfway Rd., Feb. 17. Lance R. Sharp, 48, theft at 3000 Mall Rd., Feb. 17. Nature Elliott, 18, theft at 3000 Mall Rd., Feb. 16. Craig A. Minardi, 37, disregarding traffic light, operating on a suspended license at Holiday Pl. at U.S. 42, Feb. 16. John L. Frank Jr., 35, violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO at 8405 U.S. 42, Feb. 17. Michael C. Gauspohl, 23, theft at 3000 Mall Rd., Feb. 14. Michael C. Arrowood, 32, operating on a suspended license, failure non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, no registration plates, prescription not in proper container at Hopeful Church Rd./Amarillo, Feb. 14. Ethan R. Swope, 18, theft at 4990 Houston Rd., Feb. 14. Adrian Armstead, 23, theft at 5000 Mall Rd., Feb. 14. Tina M. Caudill, 50, theft at 7625 Doering Dr., Feb. 14. Peyton A. Ward, 19, theft at 99 Spiral Dr., Feb. 14. Kimberly D. Sexton, 26, theft at 99 Spiral Dr., Feb. 14. Anthony R. Hunter, 29, theft at 4990 Houston Rd., Feb. 14. Christopher J. Swope, 19, theft at 4990 Houston Rd., Feb. 14. Jesse T. Wise, 20, theft at 4990 Houston Rd., Feb. 14. Brandy M. McClanahan, 28, theft at 1751 Patrick Dr., March 5. Arthur W. Auxier, 44, theft at Towne Center Dr., March 5. Jeffrey S. Schindler, 45, driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, possession of open alcholic beverage at Burlington Pike/Beil Rd., March 6. Kyle J. Hon, 30, driving under the influence at S. Main St., March 4. Michelle L. Widner, 22, assault at 1821 Williams Rd., March 3. Charles E. McAdams, 51, leaving scene of accident, criminal mischief at 1277 Petersburg Rd., March 3.

Incidents/Investigations Arson Stolen vehicle found partially burned at 8444 Summer Pl., April 25. Assault Victim assaulted by known subject at 8000 block of Burlington Pk., April 23.

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POLICE REPORTS Burglary Residence broken into and items taken at 10 Roger Ln., April 23. Residence broken into and items taken at 7079 Manderlay Dr., April 23. Hotel room broken into and items taken at 7810 Commerce Dr., April 22. Criminal mischief Structure vandalized at 8628 U.S. 42, April 25. Property vandalized at 7239 Turfway Rd., April 24. Vehicles vandalized at 6908 Sebree Dr., April 22. Property vandalized at 136 Honeysuckle Dr., April 22. Vehicle vandalized at 7000 Shenandoah Dr., April 22. Vehicles vandalized at 7200 Nature Park Dr., April 8. Vandalism at 7692 Banklick St., Feb. 17. Vandalism at 7249 Turfway Rd., Feb. 17. Vandalism at U.S. 42, Feb. 15. Vandalism at 1821 Williams Rd. N., March 3. Vandalism at 1270 Rivermeade Dr., March 3. Fraud Victim’s identity stolen at 6851 Curtis Way, April 23. Subject in possession of forged checks and fraudulent prescription medications at 8055 U.S. 42, April 21. Subject tried using counterfeit money at 7625 Doering Dr., April 19. Gift cards at 430 Meijer Dr., Feb. 17. Credit card charges at 7937 Dream St., Feb. 13. Debit card at 8731 Camp Ernst Rd., March 4. Incident reports Subject found in possession of stolen property at Quick Cash at 167 Lloyd Ave., April 24. Subject found in possession of stolen property at Play It Again Sports at 8499 U.S. 42, April 23. Subject found in possession of stolen property at Quick Cash

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. at 167 Lloyd Ave., March 21. Narcotics Subject found in possession of heroin at 8039 Burlington Pk., April 23. Heroin found on a subject at Arby’s at 8061 U.S. 42, April 22. Receiving stolen property Clothing at 7719 Mall Rd., Feb. 15. Robbery Check N Go robbed by subject with a weapon at 8201 U.S. 42, April 24. Cash and rolled coins at 1862 Petersburg Rd., March 5. Shoplifting Subject tried to steal goods from Walmart at 7625 Doering Dr., April 25. Subject tried to steal goods from Walmart at 7625 Doering Dr., April 25. Subject tried to steal goods from Walmart at 7625 Doering Dr., April 22. Subject tried to steal goods from business at 100 Meijer Dr., March 21.

Terroristic threats Reported at Meadowlands Trc., Feb. 14. Theft Property stolen from business at 2004 Mall Rd., April 25. Property stolen from residence at 7771 Kernal Dr., April 24. Property lost or stolen at 7101 Turfway Rd., April 24. Money stolen from Garden Ridge at 4874 Houston Rd., April 24. Property stolen from J & L Furniture at 7851 Tanners Ln., April 24. Property stolen from residence at 1060 Tamarack Cir., April 23. Property stolen from residence at 8332 Grande Fir Ct., April 23. Property stolen from residence at 50 Achates Ave., April 23. Property stolen or mislaid at Ewing Blvd., April 22. Property lost or stolen from St. Elizabeth Hospital at 4900 Houston Rd., April 22.

Property lost or stolen at 6855 Shenandoah Dr., April 22. Property lost or stolen at 113 Wellington Dr., April 22. Money stolen from restaurant at 8050 Holiday Pl., April 22. Property stolen from hotel room at 7928 Dream St., April 21. Property stolen from business at 2285 Litton Ln., April 27. Gasoline at 8635 William Haines Dr., Feb. 17. Tennis shoes at 7661 Mall Rd., Feb. 17. Merchandise at 1026 Mall Rd., Feb. 17. Tools at 3000 Mall Rd., Feb. 17. Vehicle mirror at 70 Kelley Dr., Jan. 17. Clothing at 3000 Mall Rd., Feb. 16. Washcloths at 4990 Houston Rd., Feb. 15.

iPhone at 7747 Mall Rd., Feb. 15. Perfume, bracelet, earrings at 300 Mall Rd., Feb. 14. Vera Bardley wallet at 7866 Tanners Ln., Feb. 14. Play Sation 3 Game at 4990 Houston Rd., Feb. 14. Jean jacket, jean shirt, jeans, Timberland boots at 5000 Mall Rd., Feb. 14. Food, clothing at 7625 Doering Dr., Feb. 14. Sharkbite tee plumbing fittings at 99 Spiral Blvd., Feb. 14. Groceries at 1751 Patrick Dr., March 5. Television at 7193 Solomon Dr., March 5. New Balance gym shoes at 12300 Towne Center Dr., March 5. Gasoline at 321 Mt. Zion Rd.,

March 4. Nailgun at 328 University Dr., March 4. Laptop at 209 Villa Dr., March 3. Truck battery at 8257 Camp Ernst Rd., March 3. Theft from auto Vehicle broken into and items taken at Charleston Ct., April 25. Theft of auto Vehicle stolen and not recovered from JD Byrider at 6619 Dixie Hwy., April 25. Vehicle stolen and not recovered at 8639 Heritage Dr., April 25. Trafficking in marijuana Value $300 at 7915 U.S. 42 Hwy., Feb. 16.

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DEATHS Jeffrey Alley Jeffrey Brian Alley, 43, of Elsmere, died April 27, 2013, at his home. He was an assistant for U-Haul in Elsmere. Survivors include his son, Travis Alley; daughter, Ashlea Alley; brothers, Charles Alley of Florence, and David Alley of Elsmere. Memorials: David Alley care of Bank of Kentucky.

Viola Bailey Viola M. Bailey, 99, of Florence, died May 6, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She retired from the former Crosley Electronics in Covington. Her daughters, Viola Prather and Mildred Marsh; and sons, George Marsh and Robert Marsh, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Harriet B. Tyson of Long Beach, Calif.; son, Earl Bailey of Cincinnati; 18 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Esther Dishon Esther E. Dishon, 79, of Florence, died May 4, 2013, at her home. She worked for Keebler Co. for 33 years. Survivors include her husband, Sirgues Dishon; son,

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Ruth Gooch Ruth Black Gooch, 86, of Fort Mitchell, died April 30, 2013, at her residence. She was a homemaker, former administrative assistant with the Southern Ohio College, lifelong member, deacon, and Sunday School superintendent of Madison Avenue Christian Church, member of the Phillip Bruckner D.A.R. chapter, past president of the Beechwood Independent Schools PTA, past president of the Fort Mitchell Garden Club, member of the Fort Mitchell Country Club, and 1944 graduate of Holmes High School. Her husband, Marshall Henry Gooch, and sister, Mary Louise Rose, died previ-

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Cathy Griffin Cathy Jo McCormick Griffin, 50, of Florence, died May 5, 2013, at University of Cincinnati Hospital. She was a transfer specialist for Fidelity Investments, member of First Church of Christ of Burlington, loved playing softball with the church, running, camping, and being outside in the sun. Her father, Lloyd McCormick, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Jennifer Griffin of Birmingham, Ala., and Lindsey Griffin of Florence; mother, Evelyn McCormick; sister, Terrie Pecenka of Peoria, Ill.; and companion, Keith Underwood of Florence. Burial was at Burlington Cemetery.

David Lampl David John Lampl, 62, of Union, died May 3, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a financial adviser and president of the American Investment Group. Survivors include his wife, See DEATHS, Page B9


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Continued from Page B8 Carol Lampl; sons, Chad Lampl and Clay Lampl; mother, Virginia Lampl, brother, Greg Lampl; and sister, Debbie Murray. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Gerald Lunsford Gerald M. Lunsford, 76, of Florence, died May 3, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a graduate of Boone County High School and Eastern Kentucky University, spent several years teaching music in Kentucky public schools, worked for the Internal Revenue Service, was church organist and member of the choir at Erlanger United Church, was active in the United Methodist Men’s Organization, and was the 2013 recipient of the Mayo Taylor Award, an annual award given by the Erlanger United Methodist Church to recognize the outstanding contributions made by individuals on behalf of the church. Interment was at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Erlanger. Memorials: United Methodist Committee on Relief (checks payable to Kentucky Conference Treasurer), P.O. Box 1529, Crestwood, KY 40014.

Remona Mahoney Remona Jean Mahoney, 55, of Florence, died May 5, 2013, at her residence. Survivors include her father, James Blaine; daughter, Halona Davidson; sons, Heath and Jeremy Spada; six sisters, one brother, and four grandchildren.

Phyllis “Jean” Margrave, 77, of Union, died March 26, 2013. She was a member for more than 50 years of Big Bone Baptist Church where she was active in various roles, and retired from the Union Deposit Bank after more than 25 years of work. Her husband, John W. Margrave, died previously. Survivors include her sister, Patsy LaVerne Seale of Dayton, Ohio; brother, Lowell Randolph Brewer of Sturgeon; son, Edward Lee Margrave; daughter, Barbara Jean Beil; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was at Big Bone Baptist Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice Of The Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042; or Big Bone Baptist Cemetery Fund.

Raymond Miley Raymond “Todd” Miley, 50, of Ludlow, died April 27, 2013, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He was a warehouse manager for Closson’s Fine Furniture, a skilled artist who won many art competitions and awards, and avid fan of baseball and the UK Wildcats. His parents, Robert and Bonnie Miley; and brothers, Joe Miley and Terry Miley, died previously. Survivors include Carol Wagner of Ludlow; daughter, Andrea Evans of Fort Mitchell; siblings, Janet Moore of Florence, Jayne Stoeckle of Fort Mitchell, Lynda White of Florence, Stephen Miley of Ludlow, David Miley of Orlando, Fla., and Robert Miley of Orlando, Fla.; and two grand-

children. Interment was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Todd Miley Memorial Fund care of Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, 316 Elm St., Ludlow, KY 41016.

Jerry Nevil Jerry V. Nevil, 75, of Florence, died May 8, 2013. He was a retired banker. His wife, Carolyn K. Nevil, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Michael and Adam Nevil; sister, Reba Nevil; brothers, Larry and Bobby Nevil; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Robert Phelps Robert S. Phelps, 88, of Erlanger, formerly of Florence and Norwood, Ohio, died May 6, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a World War II veteran, retired machine operator with Husky Burndy Co., and attended Greenview Baptist Church. His sisters, Hilma J. Edwards and Doris Boyd Crawford; and brother, Tommy Lee Phelps, died previously. Survivors include his wife Evalene Phelps of Erlanger; son, David Phelps of Jefferson City, Mo.; daughters, Charlotte Ploetner of Bagdad, and Beverly Simon of Florence; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was Mt. Zion Cemetery in Hail. Memorials: Mt. Zion Cemetery Fund, 3269 Poplarville Road, Hail, KY 42501; or Greenview Baptist Church, 1050 Burlington Pike, Florence, KY 41042.

Evelyn Schmitt

Evelyn Loud Schmitt, 94, of Erlanger, formerly of Verona, died May 2, 2013, at her daughter’s home. She was a retired employee of Wadsworth Electric in Covington, was a member of Concord Baptist Church of Verona, and holds the record at Miami International Airport as the oldest skydiver, having done so at the age of 82. Her husband, Fred G. Schmitt, died previously. Survivors include her son, Robert Gordon Schmitt of Ludlow; daughters, Joy Brewer of Independence, and Carol Schmitt of Erlanger; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Interment was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

ing. His brothers, Thomas B. Squires and Joseph Squires; and sisters, Margaret Christ, Mary D. Harrison, Mary Elizabeth Brown and Judith Cannon, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Miller Squires; daughter, Alice Westbrook; son, Andrew Squires; brother, Kenneth F. Squires; and four grandchildren. Memorials: Gideons International; or St. Elizabeth Hospice.

Terrill Townson Terrill “Terri” Townson, 81, of Florence, died May 5, 2013, at Emeritus Long Cove Pointe in Mason. She was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, and worked at the Book Rack (859) 904-4640 www.bryanthvac.com

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