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POW monument to be unveiled

By Justin B. Duke

A project nearly 14 years in the making is nearly complete. The POW/MIA monument has been added to the Boone County Veterans Memorial in Florence. The monument is made of African granite and was installed May 18. It will remain under cover until its dedication ceremony that is part of Florence’s Memorial Day celebration. The POW/MIA monument is the last planned monument for the veterans memorial located on the Florence Government Center campus at 8100 Ewing Blvd. “This completes it,” said H.B. Deatherage, a Vietnam veteran who conceived the memorial in 1998. Deatherage wanted to add the monument when the Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., was exhibited in Florence last October. “I’m glad I could do it,” Deatherage said.


A crew from Newport-based Rolf Monument Co. loads the base of the POW/MIA monument at the Boone County Veterans Memorial in Florence. Completing the memorial has been Deatherage’s passion for more than a decade, and the final piece is just as important as all the others, he said.

“I’m as excited for this piece as I was for the first piece 14 years ago,” Deatherage said. The monument will be unveiled during Florence’s annual

‘Enjoy every second of high school’

Grad hopes to start own business

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Can you guess the Mystery Photo?

This week’s “Mystery Photo” is shown here. Can you identify the building along with the community where it is located? The first five people to identify this location will be mentioned on June 2. Please do not call until noon Thursday, May 26. E-mail your answer to You may also call 859-578-1059. We will accept only calls and emails after noon Thursday. Results of this week’s Mystery Photo will be published on June 2.

Union pool opens Saturday

The Boone County Parks Department’s Union pool, 10165 Old Union Road, Union, will open for the season Saturday, May 28. Pool hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday and noon to 6 p.m. on holidays.

Graduation season is here, and principals from high schools in Boone County nominated students to answer a few questions about their high school years and their futures.

By Justin B. Duke

Alvie Poweleit Boone County High School

Q: What was your fondest memory in high school? A: My fondest memory of high school was playing on the boys soccer team for six years. Throughout this time I made some great friends and developed not only as a player but as a person as well. Q: What is the biggest change you’ve seen in yourself since you started high school? A: I feel that I am much more outgoing and confident in myself than I was four years ago when I entered high school. Q: What will you miss most about high school? A: I will miss playing soccer and all of the great friends that I have made here at Boone County High School. Q: Do you have any advice for the classes below you? A: Enjoy every second of high school while it lasts because, before you know it, it is over and you will want it back.

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Q: What was your fondest memory in high school? A: My fondest memory in high school was the fun we had at out proms my junior and senior year. JUSTIN B. DUKE/STAFF

Boone County High School class of 2011 graduate Alvie Poweleit will pursue a career in physical therapy at the University of Kentucky. letes get back on the field or court.

after high school? A: I plan to attend the University of Kentucky. There I will pursue an undergraduate degree in education and then a doctorate degree in physical therapy. Q: Why do you want to be a physical therapist? A: As an athlete, I have gotten hurt a couple times and needed to go to therapy to heal. While undergoing this process, I felt it would be great to help other ath-


Q: Were you a member of any teams or clubs while in high school? A: I played soccer for six years and baseball for three. I am the class president of my senior class and a part of the senior board, National Honors Society and the Men of Boone. Q: How has your time in high school helped prepare you for the rest of your life? A: I feel that high school has helped me prepare myself for difficult decisions I may have to make in the future. Also I feel that I have challenged myself academically to ready myself for the work load in college.

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Memorial Day celebrations on May 30, which is fitting because of the community’s backing of the veterans memorial, he said. “The support of the community, the city and the county has always been outstanding,” Deatherage said. The festivities begin with the parade that starts at 10 a.m. and runs from Boone County High School, down Ky. 18 and ends at the veterans memorial. The dedication ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and feature music and recognition of veterans and those who were prisoners of war. “We’re expecting quite a few POWs here,” Deatherage said. Along with the parade and ceremony, there will be a display of military memorabilia and equipment from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Florence Government Center. In addition to Florence’s events, Walton will host a Memorial Day ceremony at 9 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the Walton Cemetery on Church Street.

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Q: What is the biggest change you’ve seen in yourself since you started high school? A: The biggest change that I have seen in myself is understanding the role I play in society and knowing the work it takes to fill this role. Q: What will you miss most about high school? A: The thing I will miss most about high school is the friendships. Q: Do you have any advice for the classes below you? A: The advice I would give to the younger students is to never wish away time in high school because it is over quicker than you think and one day you will wish you could go back.

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Q: What are your plans for after high school? A: After high school I will go to college at Harvard University and major in economics. Then, I plan to work on Wall Street coming out of college.

Q: What are career plans? A: The future career I have in mind is becoming an entrepreneur and starting my own companies some day. My dad has allowed me to see what it is like to be an entrepreneur, and I have found that it interests me a lot.

Q: Were you a member of any teams or clubs while in high school? A: I was a member of the football team four years, baseball team four years, basketball team one year, National Honor Society three years, FBLA four years and Spanish Honor Society one year.

Q: How has your time in high school helped prepare you for the rest of your life? A: It has taught me hard work and dedication and

how essential they are to one’s success in life. It has also taught me how important relationships are and what they mean to us.

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Graduation season is here, and principals from high schools in Boone County nominated students to answer a few questions about their high school years and their futures.

Robert Yeomanson Cooper High School

Q: What was your fondest memory in high school? A: My favorite memory of high school was performing at our school’s talent show and hearing the crowd sing with me. Q: What is the biggest change you’ve seen in yourself since you started high school? A: I have changed from a boy who put his hands in his pockets and held his head down to a young man who walks to class confi-

dently, taking any challenge possible and always trying to meet new people. Q: What will you miss most about high school? A: I will always miss the friends and peers that I got to share my senior year with. They have helped me grow more than I could have imagined. Q: Do you have any advice for the classes below you? A: I would tell students to take all the opportunities you get and to become a leader in any situation. If you push yourself and step up to the challenge you learn a lot about who you are as a person.

Q: What are your plans for after high school? A: I plan to attend the Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville to study computer science. Q: Do you have a future career in mind? If so, how did you pick that? A: I plan to use my degree in computer science to help design medical devices such as internal defibrillators. I came to this after having open heart surgery the third quarter of my senior year. My life was saved by many different pumps and defibrillators

Q: Were you a member of any teams or clubs while in high school? A: I was a captain of the varsity soccer team, kicker for the varsity football team and played varsity tennis. I was part of senior board, and was part of the Student Technology Leadership Program. I also really enjoyed taking part in Envirathon. Q: How has your time in high school helped prepare you for the rest of your life? A: High school has prepared me for the rest of my life by helping me improve my skills in communication with other people and networking. Taking rigorous courses and taking part in extracurricular activities has taught me how to handle my time and how to work with deadlines.


Cooper High School class of 2011 Robert Yeomanson plans to study engineering at the University of Louisville.

Slain man’s estate sues 5/3, Fidelity The estate of a reclusive Hebron millionaire who was kidnapped and killed in 2009 has filed a federal lawsuit seeking more than $1 million from two financial institutions that held his accounts. The estate of Walter Sartory, whose burned body was found in March 2009, wants Fidelity Brokerage Services and Fifth Third Bank to return the $210,000 it says was taken by the woman accused of killing the 73-yearold retired scientist. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Covington, the estate also seeks to recover $1 million that Sartory’s investment account would have

gained had it not been liquidated at Willa Blanc’s request. Prosecutors say Blanc, 48, and her son Louis Wilkinson, 28, kidnapped Sartory in mid-February 2009, drugged him and held him duct taped to a chair in the basement of their Union home. Sartory died about a week later, said investigators who found his body March 13 in an Indiana field. Blanc and Wilkinson are charged with murder, kidnapping, abuse of corpse and exploitation of an adult. The pair face the death penalty when the case goes to trial. The suit, filed by Florence Attorney

Joe Conley on behalf of estate administrator David Koenig, details how Blanc used fake documents, including a power of attorney, in order to gain access to the more than $2 million in Sartory’s accounts. “All of the documents...purporting to be signed by Sartory were forged,” the lawsuit states. “None of the signatures bore any resemblance to the actual signature of Sartory.” Both Fidelity and Fifth Third had several of Sartory’s signatures on file and should have known the documents were fake, the suit states. Kentucky News Service

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Scout saves choking friend Nine-year-old Megan Mogus of Florence has been awarded the Life Saving Medal of Honor from the Girl Scouts of America. She received the award April 30 at the 2011 annual meeting and awards ceremony in Lexington. Due to her quick thinking and calm reaction in a terrible situation, Mogus performed the Heimlich maneuver on her friend Laura who was choking on a piece of hard candy during a game of tag. Thankfully she learned the maneuver two years ago when her Brownie troop leader, Jennifer Jones, taught it to Troop 462 at one of their meetings. Little did Mogus realize the life-saving technique she learned from Girl Scout Brownies would one day be used to save her best friend’s life. Mogus is a third-grader at Longbranch Elementary School.

Valerie Whisnant knows her son’s school nurse well. Due to a medical condition, the Ockerman Middle School student requires medication within five minutes if he has a seizure. Kelly Buys, who works in the school’s health center, knows about the condition well and has built a relationship with Whisnant and her son. Whisnant is upset because Buys will likely not be returning to the Florence school next year. Buys is a nurse who works in one of four schoolbased health centers in Boone County Schools that are staffed by nurses and nurse practitioners. Being staffed by nurse practitioners, the centers can offer immunizations, prescriptions and some diagnoses. The centers are funded by the Northern Kentucky Health Department, which will no longer provide the nurse practitioners or the centers. “It’s really due to a lack of funding,” said Lynne Saddler, district director of health for the health department. The health department is facing funding cuts and layoffs due to a troubled econ-

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Megan Mogus, of Florence, is awarded the Medal of Honor from the Girl Scouts of America. She was honored for quick thinking and doing the Heimlich maneuver on her best friend who was choking on a piece of candy.

Health clinic cuts a burden to families By Justin B. Duke


Funding issues at the federal level School-based health centers are facing funding issues at the federal level as well. U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, RHebron, voted May 3 to repeal mandatory funding for the construction, renovation and equipment for school-based health clinics. The bill passed the House 235-191. The mandatory funding was part of the health care reform law passed last year. The bill is expected to face opposition in the Senate. omy, Saddler said. “We’ve got our own share of financial issues – just like everyone else in government,” she said. Boone County Schools and the Northern Kentucky Health Department are working together to try to find some solution that will keep the health centers open, but the funding just isn’t there, said Kathy Reutman, executive director of student services for Boone County Schools. Whisnant isn’t impressed with what the school district and health department have told her. “I know they can find funding,” she said. Because Whisnant’s son has special needs, the dis-

trict will meet the needs called for in his individual education plan, a list of requirements needed for students with special needs to succeed in school. That will likely mean a nurse in the building, but it won’t be the one they’ve gotten to know. “The school needs to find the funding to keep these nurses who have the rapport already,” Whisnant said. Cutting the health centers will also hurt those struggling financially, she said. “If you don’t have insurance, what are these families supposed to do?” Whisnant said. All sides of the argument are in favor of keeping the health centers, but without the health department’s backing, Boone County Schools is not allowed to have its employees function as they did in the health centers, said Superintendent Randy Poe. “We’re not in the medical field,” Poe said. While the centers won’t be in the school buildings, the Northern Kentucky Health Department is working to offer most of the services at its Boone County Health Center, located at 7505 Burlington Pike in Florence, Saddler said.

The Dinsmore Homestead, 5656 Burlington Pike, Burlington, will have a New Orleans style summer concert from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Robin Lacy and DeZydeco will perform. Concessions will be for sale but attendees can also bring their own picnic dinner. Cajun food prepared by Don and Edie Attebery will be available along with hot dog, snacks, desserts, soft drinks and a cash bar with wine and beer. Admission is $10 in advance or $12 at the gate. Children under 12 get in free. All proceeds will benefit the Dinsmore Homestead.

State offices close for furlough day

State offices will be closed Friday, May 27, as part of the state’s budget balancing plan to furlough state government workers a total of six days in fiscal year 2011. The furlough days are estimated to save taxpayers approximately $24 million as well as prevent the layoffs of more than 400 state employees. State offices will also be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.

Boone parks offers summer programs

The Boone County Parks Department is prepared for summer, with a number of events lined up through the season. Friday night movies kick off June 3 at the Union Community Building, where they’ll be shown through the month. During July and August, the movies will be screened at Boone Woods Park. Movies are free and begin at dusk. For a list of movies that will be playing, visit ks. Concert at Creekside series begins Friday, June 10. They will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the stage in Boone Woods Park. • June 10 – Blue Chip City Big Band • June 17 – Florence Community Band • June 24 – Swingtime (Glen Miller/Duke Ellington)

Family Fun nights with Madcap Puppets will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Boone Woods Park. Saturday, June 18, features “Jack and the Gentle Giant,” while Saturday, July 16, features “Tales of Flight with the Brothers Wright.” The rain site is at Conner Middle School. The rain out number is 859-334-2283.

Library plans summer reading celebration

Celebrate the beginning of summer reading with face painting, carnival games, magic tricks and more at all Boone County Public Library locations on Wednesday, June 1. Times vary by location. The Chapin Memorial Library and the Walton branch will have festivities 4-6 p.m., while the Main, Lents, Florence and Scheben branches will have events 5-7 p.m. All ages are welcome. Online reading logs are available for all ages. Visit beginning June 1, to start tracking your progress. The adult summer reading theme is “Books Go Better with Burritos.” Read, watch or listen to something from the library’s collection and be entered into weekly drawings for burritos and book bags. Pick up entry tickets beginning June 1, or submit your entries online. All entries will be included in the end-of-summer drawings for a Chipotle burrito party and a Barnes and Noble Nook e-book reader.

S. Airfield Road project moving forward By Stephanie Salmons

The drizzly day couldn’t dampen spirits May 18 as dozens came together for the groundbreaking of a major, and long discussed, road project – South Airfield Road. The project got its start in 1999 or 2000, when there was an idea of building a road from Ky. 18 to Turfway Road, Judge-executive Gary Moore said at the groundbreaking ceremony. Many options were discussed before arriving at this point, he said. This project started as a concept drawn on a map, he said. “Quickly the county staff, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Congressman (Geoff) Davis’ office began to work and discuss ways we might streamline this project and get it moving.”

Moore took time to thank those who have worked to move the project forward, including County Administrator Jeff Earlywine, the “driver behind this project.” The new road will run from Ky. 18 across from Oakbrook and across Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport property to Turfway Road. A connector road will be built to Houston Road, across from Woodspoint Drive. The road is funded through local and federal funds, and is one of the largest road projects Boone County has ever undertaken. “It will open up acres and acres of land for future economic development potential which will create jobs for our community and region and we all know how important that is,” Moore said. Bob Green, senior vice president of manufacturing

and existing industry for TriED, said the road is “tremendous,” not only for traffic but the land potential it opens up. “There’s a lot of undeveloped land and with a major four-lane road (and) the infrastructure in place, that opens up the potential for further development,” Green said. Florence business/community development Joshua Wice said the Houston Road connector is “very important” to the city of Florence. “That opens up the entire Houston Road business district so that’s obviously a very important component from an economic development standpoint.” Approximately 800 acres will be opened up for development thanks to the new road. It is projected to carry 49,000 cars per day by 2030.


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Ryle student fundraising for tornado victims

By Justin B. Duke

A student with Southern ties is looking to help tornado victims. Ryle sophomore Katie Connor organized a fundraiser to benefit victims of the tornadoes that devastated Southern states last month.

“I wanted to do something to help,” Connor said. When the tornadoes hit, the news had a big impact on Connor. “I was born in Tuscaloosa, (Ala.),” she said. Connor still knows people in Tuscaloosa and is hoping to visit them this summer. Once Connor decided she

wanted to help, it was time to get a fundraiser organized. She met with management at Tom’s Papa Dino’s in Florence who agreed to host the fundraiser and give to the cause. The fundraiser is scheduled from 6 p.m. to midnight, Friday, May 27, at the restaurant. Tom’s Papa Dino’s is giving 10

percent of the revenue to the cause on anyone’s order who mentions the fundraiser, and tips from the night will be donated as well. To drum up support, they’re also offering free delivery that night. While the fundraiser is happening, there will be a DJ playing music and cornhole.

Connor doesn’t have a particular goal in mind for how much she’s looking to raise. “I just want to get as much as possible, so we can help as much as possible,” she said. Tom’s Papa Dino’s is located at 290 Main St. in Florence. To order by phone call 859-371-5567.


Florence Elementary at the Pig

Florence Elementary’s runners club participated in the Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon on April 30. The runners club came to school early twice a week to run one mile each day for a total of 25 miles before the marathon. They ran the final 1.2 miles in the midst of 4,000 kids from surrounding schools. Lisa Resing and her assistant, Laura Janzsen, coached the club.




Florence Elementary fifth-grader Zoe Stegman posing with a flying pig mascot after completing the kids’ race.

Parent Lisa Sullinger hugs Florence Elementary students Zoe Stegman, fifth grade; Lisa Sullinger, second grade; Katherine Sullinger, third grade; and Autumn Sullinger, a sibling, before the Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon.

Florence Elementary runners club members Zoe Stegman, fifth grade; Christian Nitschke, fourth grade; Landen Miles, third grade; Malachi Miles, first grade; and chaperone Debbie Nitschke pose at the Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon on April 30.

N. Ky. schools recognized for excellence in school health Many schools in Northern Kentucky are actively shaping the health and wellness of their students and staff. The Northern Kentucky Health Department supports these efforts through its school health programming. The Award of Excellence in School Health was developed to recognize schools in Northern Kentucky that have policies, programs and the infrastructure to promote school health. This year, 14 Northern Ken-

tucky schools will be recognized with either a gold, silver or bronze level Award of Excellence in School Health. Fourteen schools received awards for addressing many areas of school health. Of these, four showed improvement from the award level received in 2008-2009, the last time the awards were presented – Crossroads Elementary in Cold Spring, Dixie Heights High School in Edgewood, Sherman Elementary in Dry Ridge, and Walton-

Verona High School in Walton. Some innovative activities were noted by the reviewers of the award applications, such as these Boone County schools:

Bronze level awards

• Longbranch Elementary in Union: Collaborates with certified community instructors to offer a variety of staff wellness options (i.e. Zumba, boot camp, yoga and Pilates) to staff, parents and community members, weekly on Monday through Thursday evenings.

Silver level awards

• North Pointe Elementary in Hebron: All students take part in a comprehensive, sequential health education program. The school is serving as a pilot site for program review of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Practical Living curriculum. • Walton Verona Middle School in Walton: Offers a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables and salad daily in addition to granola, yogurt parfaits, cereal bars and trail mixes as

healthy options for breakfast and lunch.

Gold level awards

• Walton-Verona High School in Walton: Replaced candy fundraisers with a variety of non-food fundraisers, including fruit, nut and flower sales. Each school will receive gift certificates to support physical activity, nutrition and staff wellness and a banner to hang in the school.

Heritage Bank awards scholarships to local students Heritage Bank has presented annual scholarship awards to the high schools of Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Grant counties. After having completed a rigorous scholastic level of achievement and presenting a winning application to their respective high schools, applicants were then selected by senior counselors for individual interviews with the scholarship committee of the Heritage Bank to compete for the annual college scholarships given by the bank.

Criteria for selection is a high grade point average, significant community service, a personal report of values and character traits and a personal review of their work ethic.

Boone County

Emily Christine Hancock of Ryle High School received $1,000 and plans to pursue an education beginning at University of Kentucky. She plans to major in kinesiology on her

way to becoming a physical therapist. Hancock ranks in the upper 10 percent of her graduating class. She has participated in the creation and editing of “Why Me? Why not me?,” an inspirational book for newly diagnosed cancer patients. She is president of the school’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America and historian of the National Honors Society. Austin Way of Conner County High School also received $1,000

scholarship award and plans to go to UK and plans to become a physician. He has achieved a perfect attendance from the first grade through the present. He has been invited and attended the National FBLA conference in Minnesota and is a member of the National Honor Society. Way was a member of the varsity baseball, basketball and football all four years of high school. He attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine during

his 10th grade. He is a member of Lakeside Christian Church. Mitchell Behle of Boone County High School, Lauren Humpert of St. Henry District High School, Peyton Hammonds e of Cooper High School and Kyla Edmonson of Walton-Verona High School also participated in the scholarship interviews and will be given monetary assistance by the bank in their advancement into their chosen college or university.


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May 26, 2011


NKU approves 5-percent tuition hike HIGHLAND HEIGHTS - Undergraduate Kentucky residents will pay $240 more per semester at Northern Kentucky University starting this fall. NKU regents Wednesday approved a 5 percent tuition increase to $3,744 per semester for full-time students, plus a new $60 per-semester student fee to pay for a $45.7 million expansion and renovation of the campus recreation center. Undergraduates from nearby Greater Cincinnati counties will pay a Metro rate of $6,084 per semes-

ter. Counting the new student fee, their bill will grow by $348. Tuition for most graduate programs will increase by about 5 percent. State officials had capped tuition increases at 5 percent for four-year colleges and are expected to approve NKU’s final tuition this summer. NKU officials said the increase still leaves it significantly less expensive than the University of Cincinnati or other regional options. UC offers Northern Kentucky residents tuition of $10 per credit hour

more than in-state rates, which will be $10,419 in fall 2011. In Kentucky, the NKU tuition and fees trail the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University. UK has proposed tuition of $9,128 per year for new Kentucky undergraduates. “NKU still is a very affordable option,” NKU President Jim Votruba said. NKU said it will ramp up institutional aid to $10.5 million to help NKU students taking out loans to pay for tuition.

Very few students pay the full sticker price. Last year at NKU, the average financial aid package was $6,886 per year, the College Board said. But the average student with financial aid accumulated debt of more than $23,000 before graduation. “The students are graduating with so much debt that they’re immediately in distress when they leave,” said regent Elizabeth Thompson, a bankruptcy attorney in Lexington. NKU’s tuition increase is in line

with others around the region ranging from 3 percent to 5 percent. The tuition increase will bring in millions more dollars to help NKU balance a $214 million budget. That includes new costs such as $3 million for a merit salary increase pool averaging 3 percent, $2 million to maintain the new Griffin Hall and boosting budget reserves to about $6.5 million. To help pay for those costs, NKU has shaved $5.3 million through a budget restructuring. Kentucky News Service

Boone adult education earns performance funding The Boone County Adult Education program was one of 24 Kentucky adult education programs to earn program performance funding for demonstrating excellent performance in the 2010 fiscal year. To qualify for program performance funding, local adult education programs must meet or exceed enrollment and academic performance goals set by Kentucky Adult Education, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education. For

meeting or exceeding goals, Boone County received $51,236. “For Kentucky to move forward as a state, we must continue to raise the educational attainment levels of our adults, which these 24 counties are helping to achieve,” said Reecie D. Stagnolia, vice president of Kentucky Adult Education. “For every person who becomes better educated, Kentucky has one more person better prepared to pursue postsecondary educa-

tion, earn a living and to be an educational role model for their children.” The issue of undereducated and underprepared adults is one of Kentucky’s most significant public policy challenges; however, Kentucky has made progress in this area. For example: • In the past 10 years, nearly 106,000 Kentuckians earned a GED, ranking Kentucky 13th highest nationally in the percentage of non-high school com-

pleters earning a GED. • GED attainment has a significant impact on our economy, as well as on the lives of these individuals. In 2010 alone, the 9,357 students who earned GEDs potentially will increase their earnings by more than $2.4 billion over a 30-year career given the average salary gap between high school dropouts and those citizens with a high school certification. • While GED attainment is extremely valuable, it is

simply no longer enough to prepare Kentuckians for the workforce. All our citizens need at least some postsecondary education to be successful in the workforce. Over the past eight years, nearly 18,000 GED graduates have transitioned to postsecondary education. More information about

Tekouk of Florence, a second-year student, for “How Soccer Earned Me the Worst Spanking Ever.” Winners in the poetry competition are Teresa Meyer, a fourth-year student from Covington, first place for “Voices II;” Bethany Survant, a second-

year student from Florence, second place for “Taking the Hill;” and Rachele Johnson, third-year student from Edgewood, third place for “Lonely Strange Fellow.” Voices 2011 will be available May 30. A copy of Voices can be viewed online at

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ROTC visits St. Henry

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Schwan’s and Ockerman Middle School in Florence each year team together as BEST (Business Education Success Teams) partners to raise money for American Cancer Society. This year’s Relay for Life event will be held in June at Cooper High School. “Our team was the highest fundraising team in Boone County last year,� said Sandra Moore, team captain for the Schwan’s Ockerman BEST team. The team is working hard again this year on various events to raise even more money. One such event the team is planning its annual Yard Sale for a Cure at 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4 at Ockerman Middle School. Last year’s event was a huge success with the parking lot full of people selling everything from furniture to clothing and household items. Parking spaces are available for $10 per space and can be reserved by contacting 859-746-5449.


The week at Cooper

• The Cooper baseball team beat Highlands 17-6 in six innings, May 16. Cooper’s Hunter Dunn was 2-2 with five RBI and a homerun. On May 19, Holy Cross beat Cooper 6-0. • In the first round of the Ninth Region boys tennis tournament, May 16, Cooper’s Jake Honschopp beat Conner’s Eberhard 6-2, 6-4; and Tyler Honschopp beat Villa Madonna’s Froehling 6-2, 6-1.

The week at Holy Cross

• In the second round of the Ninth Region girls tennis tournament, May 16, Cooper’s Chelsea Nibert beat St. Henry’s Bieger.

The week at Ryle

• The Ryle softball team beat Grant County 6-0, May 16. Ryle’s Cassie Hamilton was 3-4 with three RBI. On May 19, Ryle beat Newport Central Catholic. Ryle’s Haylee Smith was 3-4 with a double and two RBI. • In the first round of the Ninth Region boys tennis tournament, May 16, Ryle’s Kento Okita beat Holy Cross’ Tewes 60, 6-0; and Yushi Okita beat Covington Latin’s Manning 6-0, 6-0. In the second round, Kento Okita beat Simon Kenton’s Daniels 6-2, 6-0; and Yushi Okita beat Scott’s Berk 6-0, 6-4. In the first round of doubles, Ryle’s Arnett and David Geis beat Calvary Christian’s Wallon and Garbig 7-6, 6-2; Evan Wagner and Logan North beat Scott’s Padgett and Thompson 4-6, 6-4, 64. In the second round, Ryle’s Arnett and Geis beat Simon Kenton’s Kentrap and Hargett 62, 6-2; and Wagner and North beat Calvary Christian’s Mian and Woughter 6-1, 6-0. • In the second round of the Ninth Region girls tennis tournament, May 16, Ryle’s Maddie Lucas and Harlee Hornsby beat Beechwood’s Stuempel and Pawsat. • In baseball, Ryle lost 5-3 to Lexington Bryan Station, May 19. Ryle’s Caleb Lonkard was 23.

The week at Heritage

• The Bellevue softball team beat Heritage 21-6 in three innings, May 16. Heritage’s Heinrich was 2-2 with a homerun and two RBI.

The week at Boone Co.

• In the first round of the Ninth Region boys tennis tournament, May 16. Boone’s Schmitz beat Covington Latin’s Bitter 7-5, 6-3; and in the second round, Schmitz lost 6-1, 6-1 to Covington Catholic’s Schafer. In the first round of doubles, Boone’s Black and McQueary beat St. Henry’s Boelsher and Best 3-6, 6-2, 7-6; Powelett and Means beat Covington Latin’s Back and Grant 6-1, 6-1. In the second round, Black and McQueary lost to Covington Catholic’s Schult and Drees 6-2, 6-1; and Powelett and Means lost to Covington Catholic’s Reidinger and Kendall 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. • In baseball, Boone County beat Walton-Verona 8-3, May 17. Boone’s Jackson Laumann pitched eight strikeouts, and was 2-2 with four RBI and a homerun. • In softball on May 19, Boone County beat Holy Cross 11-8. Boone’s Erika Stein was 45 with three runs, and Dallis Knotts was 3-5 with a homerun and two RBI.

The week at Walton

• In the first round of the Ninth Region boys tennis tournament, May 16, Walton-Verona’s Reynolds beat Hillman 6-0, 6-2. • In the second round of the Ninth Region girls tennis tournament, May 16, Walton’s Kirdiner beat Bachschneider. • The softball team beat Clark County 1-0, May 19. Walton’s Julann Ginn was 2-3 with a double.

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Ryle, Cooper serve up state tennis berths

By James Weber

BOONE COUNTY - Covington Catholic won its 10th straight team championship in the Ninth Region boys tennis tournament May 20. But not without a fight from the Ryle High School Raiders. Ryle had a chance to win the title before the singles and doubles finals posted their first serves at Boone Woods park in Burlington. Cov Cath head coach Al Hertsenberg estimated it was only the second time in his team’s streak it has been that close. Ryle still sent four athletes to the individual state tournament, which begins May 26 in Lexington. The team champion would have played in a separate state tournament as well. Cov Cath clinched the team title by winning the doubles title over Villa Madonna. But Ryle senior Yushi Okita still had a chance at individual glory in the singles final against Cov Cath’s Stephen Schafer, which was still going on. Okita lost in a long threeset match, falling 7-3 in the third-set tiebreaker after having trouble with cramps late in the set. He will still play at state for the third straight year. “Yushi played a great game,” said Ryle boys head coach Amy Bates. “It would have been a great way to end his senior year with the team title, but he played well.”



Lauren McQueary of Boone County hits in the second round of the Ninth Region girls singles tournament in tennis May 16. She lost to Summer Manning of Scott.

regional semifinals. They had won a tight three-set match over Calvary Christian to advance. “They’ve gelled together at the end of the year,” said Ryle girls tennis head coach Stephen Collins. “I expect big things from them this year and next. I expect them to be one of the top doubles teams in the area next year.” Collins was pleased with his young team’s performance during the season. Ryle was 18-3 in dual matches, with all the losses coming to either Ninth Region champ Notre Dame or 10th Region titlist Highlands.

The Raiders had lost most of their starters from last year and had one senior this season in Kara Worley. “I started from scratch with a bunch of young girls,” Collins said. “I knew by the end of the year that we would be better. I don’t know if I imagined we would be 18-3 with then. We were pointing towards next year.” Cooper High School has its first state qualifier in its three-year tennis history. Chelsea Nibert reached the semifinals of girls singles to advance.

Ryle junior Erin Bellhorn hits in the second round of the Ninth Region girls singles tournament in tennis May 16. She lost to Kelli Taylor of Notre Dame.


Chelsea Nibert of Cooper hits in the second round of the Ninth Region girls singles tournament in tennis May 16. She reached the semifinals and qualified for state. Twin brother Kento Okita lost in the semifinals of singles and will play in the individual state tournament as well – as will the doubles team of Evan Wagner and Logan North, who lost in the regional semifinals. Both are seniors. They won two three-set matches on their way to the semis. Wagner battled injuries during the semis. If Cov Cath had lost both regional final matches, Ryle and Cov

Cath would have had a playoff for the team title that night. Bates said Wagner would have had a hard time being able to play in that match. “He’s a former racquetball player so he dives for everything,” Bates said. “We’re hoping he’s able to be better for state.” The Ryle girls doubles team of Maddie Lucas and Harlee Hornsby will compete at state after losing the

Boone County, Conner rivalry key for Rebels By Adam Turer

Northern Kentucky softball powers Boone County and Conner squared off for the fourth time this season, Tuesday, May 24, after deadline. This time, the stakes were at their highest. The winner advanced to play for the District 33 championship, likely against the district’s top seed, Ryle. (Check our blog, for game winner.) The Rebels won two out of their three regular season matchups against Conner. Those victories not only improved the Rebels’ position in the district standings, but they gave the young Rebels team an added boost of confidence. “I think the turning point for our team this year was when we beat Conner the first time we played them,” head coach Andy Petridis said. “That was when our girls started to get over the hump and realize that they can play with anyone.” In addition to defeating Conner twice, the Rebels defeated Simon Kenton. It was the first time that the girls on this year’s Boone County team had beaten Simon Kenton at the varsity level. The early-season victories over Conner and Simon Kenton were part of a 9-2 start for the Rebels. “We’ve got a young group, and getting that confidence early on was big,” Petridis said. Unfortunately for the Rebels, their momentum


Boone County Jenna Johnson (19) bunts the ball against Conner in the second inning against Conner High School April 14. Conner won 2 to 0 over Boone County that day. was slowed by weather. Like every team in the area, Boone County lost several scheduled games this season. The team finished the regular season 15-11 overall, but was unable to make up nine postponed games. The young team has been led most of the season by junior pitcher Rachel Johnson. Johnson and fellow junior Pam Wisniewski are battling late-season injuries and hope to be available and at full strength for the postseason. In Rachel’s absence, her younger sister, freshman Jenna Johnson, has stepped as the team’s starting pitcher. “Jenna’s done a real nice


Boone County pitcher Rachel Johnson (8) throws a pitch against Conner in the first inning of their April 14 game. job pitching for us over the past week,” Petridis said. “She is not too far behind

her sister.” The Rebels aim to advance to the Ninth

Region tournament for the first time since 2006. To get there, they will have to go through Ryle and their familiar foe, Conner. It is a friendly rivalry, as many girls from the two teams play together on travel teams in the offseason and grew up playing with or against one another. The Cougars are eager to even up the season series, while the Rebels are determined to notch another big win over Conner. “The kids know each other and there’s a familiarity between the girls,” Petridis said. “The team that shows up the most ready to play will have the best chance to win.”


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May 26, 2011

Sports & recreation

Sportsman of Year voting under way Voting has begun for the third-annual Community Press Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest. The award – whose winners are determined online by newspaper readers – recognizes student-athletes of the highest caliber who show excellence in the classroom, community and in their sports.

On the ballot for Boone County are: Sankeerth Chinthala, Boone County; Zach Fisher, Conner; Conner Hempel, Ryle; Caleb Lonkard, Ryle; Yushi Okita, Ryle; Matthew Schafer, Cooper; Cole Wendeln, Boone County. Sportswomen – Lauren Bennett, Walton-Verona; Brandy Deaton, Cooper; Toria Fischer, Conner; Gabby

Gonzales, Ryle; Cassie Hamilton, Ryle; Abby Janszen, St. Henry; Brooke Warning, Boone County. You can reach the ballots by clicking on any of the links designated for each of the three counties in Northern Kentucky and 12 Ohio ballots attached to specific Community Press newspapers. Schools covered by that newspaper are listed

below the newspaper name. These names were derived from about 250 nominations received online from the readership, coaches and athletic directors. Not all nominations were used. Some top-name athletes might not be on these ballots because they do not attend schools covered by the weekly newspapers. Voting starts Friday, May

20, and runs until midnight Monday, June 6. Top votegetter wins. Voters can cast up to 150 votes per day. The winners will be announced publicly online and in print June 22-23. Voters will need a user account to cast a ballot. Sign up by using the link at the top, left-hand corner of or the link attached

to your desired ballot. Contact Jordan Kellogg at for assistance to get your account set up. For all other questions on the Sportsman of the Year, contact Melanie Laughman at

Florence Freedom play home games this week The 2011 Florence Freedom Opening Day roster includes six returning players and a total of eight players who have previously played for the Freedom. Florence started out winning its first three games of the 2011 season May 20-22 in Evansville, Ind. The Freedom are at home through May 29. New manager Fran Riordan, the winningest manager in Frontier League history, has built the roster around two established Freedom aces, Preston Vancil and Andy Clark. Vancil returns to the Freedom after spending 2010 in the Seattle Mariners organization. He threw


the first no-hitter in Freedom history as a rookie in 2009 and had a 1.98 ERA for the Mariners rookie level affiliates last season. Clark enters his fourth season with the Freedom after anchoring the staff with a 9-4 record and 3.41 ERA in 2010. He ranked in the Top 10 in the Frontier League in wins and strikeouts last season. He picked up a win against Evansville. “Those guys (Clark and Vancil) are two rocks in the starting rotation,” Riordan said. “They have had a lot of success and can throw a lot of innings and keep the team in the game. That gives us a huge advantage.”

Right-hander Tim Holmes returns to the pitching staff and southpaw Chris Ingoglia comes back to Florence after pitching for the Freedom in 2008. Ingoglia won a game against Evansville last week. Returning veteran Michael Campbell and former Cleveland Indians farmhand Juan Valdes will anchor the Freedom outfield. Campbell hit .317 in 41 games for the Freedom in 2010 before suffering a season-ending arm injury. Valdes hit .292 in 51 games as a member of Riordan’s Lake County Fielders team in the Northern League. “Michael has a lot of experience

in this league,” Riordan said. “He is a good veteran who handles himself like a pro and is a positive influence in the clubhouse. Juan gives us a versatile defensive player and an advanced hitter who works counts and has professional at-bats.” Third-round Frontier League draft pick Drew Rundle will compete for playing time at first base and in the outfield. Rundle split the 2010 season between the Cubs and Phillies organizations. Infielders Stephen Shults and Jimmy Baker return and look to once again bring power and run production to the Freedom batting order. Shults led the league with


23 home runs last year while Baker was fourth with 17. Each also ranked in the Top 20 in the league in batting average and RBI. Chris Curley, an Edgewood native and Beechwood alum will also be in the mix in the infield. He spent the last two seasons in the Atlanta Braves organization. He hit .385 with five RBI in the first three games. Returning catcher Justin Holloway will split time at the position with newcomer Jonathan Cisneros, who batted .383 as a member of the Laredo Broncos and was United League Baseball’s Co-Rookie of the Year in 2010.


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Team: 1. Dixie Heights 125, 2. Ryle 103, 3. Campbell County 88, 4. Boone County 70, 5. Cooper 56, 6. Simon Kenton 54, 7. Conner 23, 8. Grant County 20, 9. Scott 19. 100: 1. Tony Leroy (Boone) 11.36, 2. Logan Norris-Sayres (Dixie) 11.37. 200: 1. Logan Norris-Sayres (Dixie) 22.64, 2. Travis Elliott (Ryle) 22.65. 400: 1. Mason Hutchinson (Cooper) 50.36, 2. Joey Caudill (Dixie) 51.75. 800: 1. Ben Rawe (Campbell) 2:03.29, 2. Matt Reekers (Dixie) 2:04.99. 1,600: 1. Ben Rawe (Campbell) 4:34.94, 2. Matt Reekers (Dixie) 4:35.24. 3,200: 1. Michael Menkhaus (Dixie) 10:12.67, 2. Stephen Pair (Boone) 10:16.01. 110 hurdles: 1. Jeff Huntley (Ryle) 15.08. 2. Tanner McConvey (Ryle) 15.26. 300 hurdles: 1. Trey Naber (Dixie) 39.93, 2. Tanner McConvey (Ryle) 42.37. 4x100: 1. Ryle 43.97, 2. Dixie 44.13. 4x200: 1. Dixie 1:32.37, 2. Cooper 1:33.14. 4x400: 1. Cooper 3:28.67, 2. Dixie 3:33.86. 4x800: 1. Campbell 8:23.94, 2. Dixie 8:26.87. High jump: 1. Nathan Davis (Grant) 6-2, 2. Jeff Huntley (Ryle) 6-2. Pole vault: 1. Doug Long (Campbell) 12-6, 2. Chris Sikra (Dixie) 11-6. Long jump: 1. Sage Powell (SK) 22-3.5, 2. Jeff Huntley (Ryle) 20-9.25. Triple jump: 1. Sage Powell (SK) 45-1.75, 2. Zhock Mason (Ryle) 415.5. Shot put: 1. Jacob Groneck (Campbell) 41-5.5, 2. Ryan Arey (Boone) 40-4. Discus: 1. Austin Baldwin (SK) 1249, 2. Jacob Groeschen (Scott) 124-8.


Team: 1. Campbell County 148, 2. Notre Dame (NDA) 111, 3. Ryle 69, 4. Dixie Heights 58, 5. Scott 52, 6. Boone County 51, 7. Cooper 44, 8. Simon Kenton 17, 9. Grant County 4, 9. Conner 4. 100: 1. Katherine Koplyay (NDA) 12.72, 2. Molly Kitchen (Campbell) 12.80. 200: 1. Anna Carrigan (Campbell) 25.48, 2. Katherine Koplyay (NDA) 26.20. 400: 1. Anna Carrigan (Campbell) 57.95, 2. Christina Cook (SK) 58.45. 800: 1. Carolynn Dreyer (Campbell) 2:25.83, 2. Brenna Schutzman (NDA)

4x400: 1. WV 3:35.17, 2. BB 3:35.33. Shot put: 1. Jay Nellis (Dayton) 450, 2. Tony Thoerner (Beechwood) 411. Discus: 1. Jason Hering (BB) 1255, 2. Tony Thoerner (Beechwood) 1176. Long jump: 1. Cameron Vocke (Beechwood) 20-6.75. Triple jump: 1. Cameron Vocke (Beechwood) 42-9. High jump: 1. Craig Aldridge (St. Henry) 5-10, 2. Brandon Brockman (WV) 5-10. Pole vault: 1. Zach Haacke (St. Henry) 10-0, 2. Simon Burkhardt (BB) and Sam Schaefer (NCC) 9-6.

2:26.27. 1,600: 1. Mary List (NDA) 5:23.74, 2. Gabby Gonzales (Ryle) 5:26.41. 3,200: 1. Gabby Gonzales (Ryle) 11:58.64, 2. Haylee Rose (Campbell) 12:22.53. 100 hurdles: 1. Jessica Jones (Boone) 15.78, 2. Kennedy Berkley (Campbell) 16.06. 300 hurdles: 1. Christina Heilman (Campbell) 47.20, 2. Katie Zembrodt (NDA) 47.98. 4x100: 1. Campbell 51.98, 2. Dixie 52.83. 4x200: 1. Campbell 1:44.65, 2. NDA 1:47.09. 4x400: 1. Campbell 4:03.61, 2. NDA 4:06.19. 4x800: 1. Campbell 9:53.66, 2. Boone 10:06.20. High jump: 1. Hannah Held (Cooper) 5-0, 2. Kate Hengelbrok (NDA) 5-0. Pole vault: 1. Leah Bramlage (NDA) 8-6, 2. Paige Turner (Dixie) 8-6. Long jump: 1. Katie Bell (Scott) 170.25, 2. Katie Zembrodt (NDA) 15-9.5. Triple jump: 1. Ashlee Howe (Ryle) 33-8.25, 2. Kennedy Berkley (Campbell) 32-11.5. Shot put: 1. Jenna Lehkamp (Scott) 32-11.75, 2. Kristen Rice (Campbell) 31-9. Discus: 1. Brooke Kitinic (Scott) 898, 2. Ellie Terlep (Cooper) 85-5.



Team: 1. Newport Central Catholic 158.5, 2. St. Henry 154, 3. Brossart 101, 4. Walton-Verona 46, 5. Beechwood 31, 6. Villa Madonna 26.5, 7. Bellevue 15, 8. Holy Cross 8, 8. Ludlow 8, 10. Newport 6, 11. Cov. Latin 4. 4x800: 1. St. Henry 10:11.33, 2. WV 10:12.09. 100 hurdles: 1. Melanie Fleissner (BB) 16.03, 2. Nicole Ridder (BB) 16.23. 100: 1. Chandler Cain (NCC) 12.94, 2. Sully Culbertson (St. Henry) 13.20. 4x200: 1. NCC 1:46.68, 2. St. Henry 1:48.23. 1,600: 1. Ashley Svec (St. Henry) 5:34.93, 2. Olivia Nienaber (BB) 5:36.58. 4x100: 1. NCC 51.14, 2. WV 51.88. 400: 1. Abby Janszen (St. Henry) 59.93, 2. Sarah Klump (BB) 1:01.09. 300 hurdles: 1. Aubrey Muench (NCC) 48.36, 2. Meghan Burke (St. Henry) 48.37. 800: 1. Ashley Svec (St. Henry) 2:24.86, 2. Mallory Niemer (NCC) 2:25.44. 200: 1. Chandler Cain (NCC) 26.87, 2. Cathy Holt (VMA) 27.77. 3,200: 1. Ashley Svec (St. Henry) 12:12.19, 2. Lindsey Hinken (St. Henry) 12:15.25. 4x400: 1. St. Henry 4:10.53, 2. BB 4:12.42. Shot put: 1. Brianna McCarthy (Beechwood) 36-1, 2. Abbie Lukens (NCC) 35-11. Discus: 1. Brianna McCarthy (Beechwood) 123-4, 2. Liz Gruenschlaeger (NCC) 104-10. Long jump: 1. Kiley Bartels (NCC) 15-6, 2. Brittany Fryer (NCC) 15-5. Triple jump: 1. Celia Eltzroth (St. Henry) 32-11.5, 2. Suzi Brown (BB) 32-3. High jump: 1. Emma Heil (NCC) 54, 2. Brittany Bohn (Bellevue) 5-0. Pole vault: 1. Jamie Kruer (NCC) 80, 2. Jackie Brockman (St. Henry) 8-0.


Team: 1. Brossart 142, 2. St. Henry 104, 3. Walton-Verona 101, 4. Beechwood 79, 5. NCC 27, 6. Holy Cross and Williamstown 25, 8. Dayton 14, 9. VMA 12, 10. Cov. Latin and Calvary 8, 12. Ludlow and Newport 5, 14. Bellevue 3. 4x800: 1. St. Henry 8:34.64, 2. Brossart 8:47.49. 110 hurdles: 1. Clay Cuzick (WV) 16.07, 2. Zach MacAdams (WV) 16.40. 100: 1. Matt Stover (BB) 11.33, 2. Max Nussbaum (Beechwood) 11.52. 4x200: 1. BB 1:33.16, 2. Beechwood 1:33.30. 1,600: 1. Zac Holtkamp (BB) 4:32.94, 2. Trevin Peterson (WV) 4:34.46. 4x100: 1. BB 45.15, 2. Beechwood 45.23. 400: 1. Brandon Brockman (WV) 51.46, 2. Tucker Glass (Calvary) 51.74. 300 hurdles: 1. Zach MacAdams (WV) 40.59, 2. Taylor Bergman (Holy Cross) 44.04. 800: 1. Zac Holtkamp (BB) 1:59.92, 2. Cameron Rohmann (St. Henry) 2:00.10. 200: 1. Matt Stover (BB) 23.51, 2. Jake Schubert (VMA) 23.54. 3,200: 1. Andy Wolfer (BB) 10:13.34, 2. Michael Caldwell (BB) 10:19.74.


Several Boone athletes win track titles By James Weber

BOONE COUNTY – Schools in Boone County will have plenty to root for at this week’s state track and field meets after a strong regional weekend. In Class 3A, Boone County’s Tony Leroy won the 100 meters in a very closely matched competition May 21 at Ryle. Stephen Pair was second in the 3,200 and Ryan Arey was second in the shot put to claim automatic berths to the state meet. In the girls meet, Jessica Jones won the 100 hurdles for the Rebels. Cooper’s Mason Hutchinson won the 400 in the Class 3A regional. He also anchored the 4x400 relay that claimed the championship with Chris Shinkle, Kyle Henderson and Nick Ballinger. Cooper was also second in the 4x200. Hannah Held won the high jump for the Jaguars girls team. Ryle’s Jeff Huntley won the boys 110 hurdles in 3A. He was second in the high jump and long jump. Ryle won the 4x100 with Travis Elliott, Jake Nutter, Luke Boggs and Braden Fargo. Tanner McConvey was runner-up in both hurdle events. Zhock Mason and Travis Elliott also picked up runner-up finishes. Ryle won two titles in the girls meet. Gabby Gonzales was first in the 3,200 and second in the 1,600. Ashlee Howe won the triple jump. St. Henry finished second in both the boys and

girls regional meets in Class 1A. In girls, Ashley Svec won the three longest races, the 800, 1,600 and 3,200. Abby Janszen won the 400 and Celia Eltzroth the triple jump. St. Henry won the 4x400 with Janszen, Sarah Wheeler, Taylor Connett and Taylor Gamm. Connett and Gamm also won the 4x800 with Alyssa Whittle and Sydney Pitts. In boys, Craig Aldridge won the high jump and Zach Haacke the pole vault. St. Henry also won the 4x800 relay. Walton-Verona won four events in the 1A regional boys meet. Brandon Brockman won

the 400, Zach MacAdams the 300 hurdles and Clay Cuzick the 110 hurdles. MacAdams and Brockman teamed with Trevin Peterson and Sam Schmitt to win the 4x400. The state meets are this week at the University of Louisville. Class 2A is Thursday, May 26. Class 1A runs Friday and 3A on Saturday. Multiple other locals gained state berths. The top two finishers in each region gained automatic berths, with 10 at-large spots in each event awarded statewide. See more sports coverage at spreps.

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Memorial Day: Honoring their service, our freedoms candidate forms, Gazing at the flag and hearing meet and greets the trumpeter’s Taps, Americans and fundraisers take pause in a moment of reverand providing ent silence, knowing that a hero opportunities for has paid the ultimate sacrifice to voters to learn ensure our protection and freemore about the dom. candidates. Memorial Day or RememBecause of brance Day is woven in a long State Rep. your efforts weekend devoted to family getAddia those of us who togethers, parades, firing up the grill and the unofficial beginning Wuchner were “the candidates” were of summer. Community blessed with the Yet, as the sound of Taps stirs Recorder wonderful expeour emotions, this day reminds us of the countless men and women guest rience meeting who came before us and valiantly columnist folks around the state and sharplaced their lives on the line for ing some great Kentucky hospitalour nation. Today, brave men and women ity. My companions on the jourput on their uniforms, place their personal lives on hold, leaving ney, the other candidates whom I families and friends behind to now call cherished friends, we have traveled many miles and defend the promise of America. We just had an election for shared many meals these last five statewide offices, for many the months, thank you for your primary election went unnoticed courage and willingness to step out, give of your not even on the time and energy radar screen – A s w e j o i n together with and offer to record low family and friends this serve the cititurnout across the commonholiday, may we each zens. My family wealth. Boone take a moment and and I, including County turnout our “Vote for My was sadly under pause to remember not Nana” team, 7 percent. only those who have and the entire Every patriot for Audiwho first sought served to defend our Addia tor 2011 camour shores and freedom and tranquility, paign team, fought to form you our nation, and but those who brave men thank Boone County every brave soland women serving today and Northern dier who has for every put on a and their noble sacrifice, Kentucky your support. uniform willing and vigilant service May our to defend our libideals and prinerties and our protecting the foundation ciples continue freedom to of liberty and our beloved to be the banner “choose” who unites us. serves and leads nation and keeping alive thatThe primary our government, the American dream for is behind us and deserves that we and exercise our all our children. Republicans Democrats on birthright and the ticket begin privilege of vottheir journey to the General Elecing. As citizens, it is important that tion in November. Let’s honor those who fought honor their services and study the issues and the positions of those for our privilege to choose with on the ballot and remember to our vote this fall. As we join together with famivote this November. I was on the ticket for a ly and friends this holiday, may statewide office, running for state we each take a moment and pause to remember not only those who auditor of public accounts. It was a great honor to have have served to defend our freedom been asked to be part of the GOP and tranquility, but those who primary 2011 journey and I will brave men and women serving forever cherish having had the today and their noble sacrifice, opportunity to be considered for a and vigilant service protecting the statewide office and serve our foundation of liberty and our beloved nation and keeping alive commonwealth. I thank each of you who sup- the American dream for all our ported Addia for Auditor 2011, children. God bless each of you and with your time, energy, prayers and financial support and I sin- may God bless the commonwealth cerely appreciate your confidence of Kentucky. Have a safe and blessed and encouragement. I want to acknowledge every- Memorial Day. one who worked so hard organizState Rep. Addia Wuchner, ing and attending Lincoln Day R-Florence, is a member of the Dinners, tea party events, hosting Kentucky House of Representatives.

The Cherry Hill Swim & Dive Team picked up trash over a three-mile route.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Swim team tackles trash

For the third year in a row, the Cherry Hill Swim & Dive Team took to the roads in Boone County and picked up trash. When you first think about picking up trash, you think, eww, why should we do that ... well, once you don your bright orange vest, put on your gloves and arm yourself with the team favorite “picker-upper stick,” it really isn’t that bad. Whether you’re a kid or an adult, it’s kind of fun to see what

trash “treasures” you can find while picking up your everyday trash. Again this year, there’s the hunt for the elusive “best piece of garbage find.” While we didn’t come across any hubcaps or bumpers this year, some of our favorite treasures included: a pocket knife, a steak knife, lots of power drink cans, empty plastic water bottles, a wine bottle, beer cans, a 10-inch bolt and, of course lots of candy, food and wrappers were also found along the road. We covered three miles in just an hour and a half, filled six huge

Memorial Day is set aside to remember those who performed the most patriotic duty possible: sacrificing their lives for their country and for freedom. In this day and age, it may seem easy to generalize about love for your country and patriotism, but patriotism is the thing that truly made, and makes, our country great. It embodies the true spirit of sacrifice and enables us to renew our own dedication to the great principles this country represents. The word “memorial” means to hold in memory. We must never forget the countless veterans – many from right here in this community, many who were known and loved by you – who made the supreme sacrifice for their country. It was once said, “After what I owe to God, nothing should be more dear or more sacred than the love and respect I owe to my country.” These words, uttered long before any of us were born, have as much meaning today as then. The sacrifices of these most honored dead go beyond their individual lives. The sacrifices they made

touched others: friends, families and children that some never saw. It is a price they paid willingly because they cared for and loved this great State Rep. country. Sal Santoro We can honor Community our dead in many ways. We Recorder can build monuguest ments, for columnist instance. In Washington, millions of Americans now visit the World War II Memorial, and this is only one of the many monuments. But we can go beyond monuments and dedicate our lives to making certain these people did not die in vain. The commitment to ideals, to freedom, to worship freely, to select a career and to have individual rights allows each American to live life to its fullest potential. Those are the things for which our friends and countrymen died. To ensure this great nation’s

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bountiful offerings, to guarantee its preservation now and in the future, we must work hard to educate the public and our youth on the importance and values of the American philosophy. We pay tribute to all the men and women who have given their lives in all the wars of our nation. But as we honor our fallen military heroes, let us also issue a call to all the living men and women of America, to build on the foundation of liberty. As Americans, we should aside personal interests for the common good and to protect and advance the noble cause of freedom. While speaking at a Memorial Day ceremony on May 30, 1868, America’s 20th president, James A. Garfield stated, “For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.” We must never forget that sacrifice which has been made so that we may live in freedom and tranquility. State Rep. Sal Santoro, R-Florence, is a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives.

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Work ethic diploma says grads have skills to succeed By Stephanie Salmons


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Pediatric dentistry introduces good practices By Patricia A. Scheyer Community Recorder Contributor

BURLINGTON - Pediatric Dental Center, located at 5495 North Bend Road in Burlington, is a dental center just for children. Dr. Eric Soper is a board certified pediatric dentist, and he is a home-grown boy, having graduated from Boone County High School and Northern Kentucky University. “I always thought I’d come back home,” Dr. Soper said. “I started my practice here in August of 2004, and I’ve been at this location 1 1/2 years. As the father of two young daughters, I think parents appreciate a dental office where everything is centered around children, from age 12 months through college.” Very young children are allowed to sit in their mother’s lap for a knee-to-knee

examination, because Dr. Soper knows that a lot of patterns are set as young children. Children who need a lot of dental work or children with behavioral issues can be treated under anesthesia at the hospital, and future visits can be at the office, which has a very child-friendly atmosphere. “We want to educate parents and children about lifelong dental care,” said Dr. Soper. “A lot of dental decay is preventable with behavior modification, and using different techniques when brushing. Kids feel comfortable here, because they see other children getting their teeth cleaned, and there are televisions on the ceilings with cartoons and movies. It’s a great place to introduce children to good dental practices, because they want to come back.” Phone: 859-534-5640



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Four-year-old Ella Phillips of Florence enjoys driving the equipment provided by the Boone County Public Works Department in honor of Public Works Week May 21 at the old Farmer’s Market off Burlington Pike in Burlington.


Easter at the White House

Sam Murray, 7, of Hebron, front, runs to find eggs at the 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C. His brother Jack, 4, a few steps behind him, goes after an egg with a new friend he met at the event. Dad Jim Murray said they got the tickets through the National Park Service lottery that takes place every year for the event. President Obama, the first lady and their daughters were in attendance.

A number of high school seniors around the area have what they need to succeed – work ethic – and the diploma to prove it. According to information provided by Kelly Jones, workforce talent solutions coordinator with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the chamber launched a regional work ethic diploma program in 2001. The concept was proposed by employers that felt students were not completing high shcool with the “soft skills” needed to be successful employees. The diploma was designed to supply local employers with skilled workers and produce an emerging workforce prepared to face the challenges of a global market place. A number of standards were developed to measure work ethic in students including attendance, absenteeism, tardiness, community service, discipline, GPA, organization, punctuality, respectfulness and team work. Nearly 10,000 students have earned the award to date and 28 high schools have implemented the program. 2011 recipients of the work ethic diploma include:

Boone County High School

Erica Abdon, Abdulfatah Abdulle, Zachary Adams, Katelyn Anderson, Ashley Arnold, Fatimata Ba, Alexandra Barker, Christian Barker, Mitchell Behle, Chad Beneker, Brandi Bowen, Annie Browning, Erick Calderon, Sankeerth Chinthala, Amanda Claxon, Tasha Combs, Travis Combs, Alexis Dever, Storm Dickerson, Edward Dobrzykowski, Nicole Dodd; Nathaniel Engel, Nicholas Fahey, Anthony Folz, Hailey Ford, Emily Fordyce, Hailey Fossitt, Steven Garner, Halee Gascon, Chelsea Goble, Alma Gonzalez, Luis Gonzalez, Brooke Hall, Abigail Hallock, Sarah Hannan, Laura Hicks, Johnathan Hines, Katherine Krebs, Heather Laughlin, Jackson Laumann, John Leese, Zachary Leister, Alexandra Letsinger, Erin Linville, Emily Lobenstein; Emily Martin, Tyler Means, Landon Mimms, Nichole Moore, Andrew Murton, Taylor Napier, Chloe Nauglebaugh, Kim Nguyen, Kevin Noll, Mckenzie Onkst, Jordan Oppenheimer, Rachel Ormsbee, Stephen Pair, Avani Patel, Alyssa Pelcha, Alvin Poweleit, Jade Raisor, Jewel Reynolds, Alexus Rice, Sierra Riley, Kayla Robertson, William Rogers, Anakaren Rosas, Jeston Rosch; Kayla Scott, Stacie Shrout, Tanner Smith, Jacoby Steele, Andrew Steele, Kristina Stewart, Daniel Sutton, Miranda Szameit, Alan Tanner, Macey Teaford, Lyna Than, Carina Vela, Brooke Warning,


Students talk with an employer at a job fair held at Turfway Park. The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce offers students who meet certain standards a work ethic diploma. The diploma was designed to supply local employers with skilled workers and produce an emerging workforce prepared to face the challenges of a global market place. Allison Webber, Cole Wendeln, Julia Whalen, Spencer Zembrodt, Travis Montgomery and Samantha Smith.

Conner High School

Joseph Allbrecht, Kristen Armstrong, Christian Arnold, Andrew Barry, Brittany Berry, Miranda Paige Bleier, Heather Boyd, Steven Brashear, Lauren Broughton, Adam Buck, Brian Butler, Kristen Butler, Whitney Carter, Allyssa Coyle, Ashley Domaschko, Tyler Dunn, Anthony Echevste, Amanda Ewing, Toria Fischer; Justin Gallacher, Lauren Ghouse, Rachel Green, Mallory Griffin, Courtney Grigson, Kelly Hacker, Stephen Hall, Lauren Heeman, Megan Herrmann, Ross Hofele, Crystal Holmes, Tiara Hony, Danielle Hopson, Scarlett Jiha, Haley Jones, Danielle Kandrock, Jared Kennedy, Dakota King, Logan Kremer, Jeremy Leick, Lauren Leick, Phyllica Lindo, Kasey Long; Hannah Madden, Jessica Mahoney, Kayla Matola, Adam Mattingly, Damian McVaigh, Jarred Meyer, Christina Miranda, Danielle Morgan, Kaylee Nelson, Maxwell Norris, Nick Ostertag, Tyler Ouzts, Jared Owens, Devin Redmon, Kyle Reeves, Benjamin Richardson, Grace Riley, Spencer Roden, Savannah Ross, Taylor Ross, Kayla Schiraldi, Lucas Garrett Schmeing, Amy Shirden, Lydia Slayden, Jon Spears, Alycia Spivey, Brett Stegner, Chelsea Stratton, Elizabeth Suit, Laura Sullenbarger; Ashlee Taylor, Taylor White, Shleby Wiley, Mac Wilburn, Dallas Willoughby, Michael Wright and Amelia Zumwalde.

Cooper High School

Bradley Frost, Hiral Patel, Edwin Schafer and Andrew Brownfield.

Ryle High School

Jessica Ankenman, Mei Aoki, Samantha Ayres, Katlin Bennett, Christina Bennett, Catherine Ben-

ton, Joseph Bloom, Jason Boone, Alanna Briggs, Andrew Nathan Buchanan, Natasha Buhler, Michael Carlton, Lindsay Cason, Nathan Chambers, Ashley Chambless, Connor Clites, Darby Cochran, Brittany Cook, Jessica Coots, Logan Courie, Jonathan Crase, Kathryn Cremer; Amber Deja, Alice Deters, Duong Do, Ashley Dunsing, Meredith Eckstein, Leonora Edwards, Nicole Ehme, Essam Elgusain, Tiffany Ernst, Julie Felthaus, Mollie Ford, Jeffrey Forlenza Jr., Hannah Gamble, Emilie Garnier, Lauren Goderwis, Gabriella Gonzales, William Greenhill, Natalie Grimme, Emilee Hancock, Kimberly Hatfield, Scott Henderson, Kodi Henderson, Amber Hester, Sarah Hodge, Andrea Howes; Kaitlynn Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, Meredith Johnson, Kaitlyn Kelley, Emily Kelly, Erika Koester, Clancy Laile, Kathleen Langsdale, Sarah Leavens, Emily Rachel Leitsinger, Tyler Lindon, Taylor Logsdon, Christopher Lower, Shelby Loyd, Edward Mahoney, Spencer Manning, Samantha McKeough, Allison Marlo, Amber Mercedes, Frances Meredith, Krista Middendorf, Kylie Norberg, Shelby Nutter; Sarah Poe, Amanda Postolowski, Hannah Rich, Karlie Runge, Kimberly Rymers, Jenna Sander, Matthew See, Zachary Senvisky, Matthew Shepard, Cassandra Shepherd, Emily Shnider, Morgan Smith, Meaghen Sorrell, Austin Stinson, Scott Stuckenschneider, Kyle Sullivan, Nicole Svenson, Tanner Teepen, Sarah Truskot, Shleby Turner, Andrew Tursic, Brett Uminger, Zachary Vagedes, Jessica Wagoner, Megan Ward, Ryan Whitaker, Andrea Wilhoite, Michael Willett, Ashley Wilson, Renee Wilson, Sara Wood and Kara Worley.

Walton-Verona High School

Lauren Bennett, Casey Bushelman, Emma Combs, Joshua Dane, Kyla Edmondson, Natalie Hargett, Tori Lay, Krista Lehnhardt, Andrew Lucas, Devin Meadows, Lacey Piraro, Alexis Reynolds and Travis Roy.

Care for your body with lifestyle changes As philosopher and theologian Paul Tillich wisely said, “The first duty of love is to listen.” If we are to love our bodies, then listening to them is paramount. Attend to your body’s signals, release unnecessary tension, and see if your body wants anything in particular. “Listen” to hunger signals and food preferences. Know when you need to stretch, take a break, play, or drink some water. You might try journaling as a way of tuning into and responding to your body’s needs. Give your body high quality rest. Many Americans suffer from inadequate sleep, which compromises their health, contributes to tension and edginess, subdues creativity, and is a factor in a wide range of mishaps and accidents. When your body sends legitimate signals that it wants to rest and rejuvenate, heed that wisdom. Don’t take food for granted; it is a gift; honor it. In a spirit of thanksgiving, eat a moderate and bal-

anced diet – one that includes a variety of wholesome foods that meet your utritional Diane nneeds. And Mason be sure to Extension drink plenty Notes of water and o t h e r healthy liquids. The Food Guide Pyramid published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture gives a practical summary of general dietary recommendations. Each day a variety of foods in all colors from all areas of the Pyramid. Focus on whole grains, fruits and vegetables, lean meats and proteins, and low-fat dairy products. Consume only small amounts of fats, oils, and sweets. Learn to enjoy eating well and remember that the serving sizes we are referring to are small. Besides helping to ensure a balanced intake of nutrients, foods with a broad range of tastes, textures,

smells, and colors add to the pleasure and adventure of eating. Have fun experimenting with new foods and recipes. Regular and enjoyable exercise has many benefits. You feel better and tend to enjoy life more. Exercise also helps to keep your heart, lungs, muscles, and bones strong; reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke; and helps you keep your weight and blood pressure at healthy levels. Healthy movement promotes mental alertness, improves circulation, and increases energy. It reduces stress, depression, and sleeping problems. Three important components of a well-rounded exercise program are: aerobic conditioning, those forms of exercise that comfortably speed up your heart and breathing rates, such as walking, swimming, and bicycling; strength building, such as safe forms of weight lifting and resistance training; and flexibility exercises, the gradual, gentle stretching of muscle groups. For many reasons, walk-

ing is a superb form of exercise. It’s essentially costfree; it’s easy and enjoyable; it’s a great stress reliever; and it can be done almost anytime and anywhere. People of all ages can benefit from walking. It’s a good way to be in nature and enjoy peaceful solitude or share with family and friends. Be creative in finding types of exercise that you enjoy and make them a part of your daily life. Of course, it’s always a good idea to touch base with a healthcare professional before starting a diet or exercise program. Go out of your way to encourage those around you in their healthy lifestyle efforts. And be very respectful and kind to yourself. The more you accept and appreciate yourself just as you are, the easier it will be for you to follow through successfully on your healthy lifestyle ambitions. Diane Mason is county extension agent for family and consumer sciences at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service.


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Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., The Liquor Cabinet, 1990 North Bend Road, Free. 859-5869270. Hebron.


Karaoke Night, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Bar Monet, 837 Willard St., With Chill Will, also known as DJ Love MD. No cover. 859-491-2403. Covington/Mainstrasse. Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Ralph Fulton VFW Post 6423, 4435 Dixie Highway, With Jay. 859866-6810. Elsmere.


In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! Knothole Baseball in Northern Kentucky, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859491-4003; Covington.


Holly Spears, 6-10 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Free. 859-291-0550; Newport.


The Flock Trio, 8-11 p.m., Vintage Wine Bar Kitchen - Market, 2141 North Bend Road, 859-689-9463; Hebron.


The Rusty Griswolds, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200. Newport.


David Allan Coe, 9 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., With Dallas Moore. Doors open 8 p.m. Tickets for April 8 will be honored. Performing his top original hits. $20. 859-491-2444. Covington.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Directed by Bill Gemmer and features John Von Ohlen. 859-2612365; Covington.


Norma Jean, 6 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., With After the Burial, Motionless In White, For the Fallen Dreams and Stray From the Path. Explosions II Part Deux Tour. $17, $15 advance. 859-291-2233; Covington. The Why Store, 8 p.m., Radiodown, 620 Scott Blvd., $12 advance. 859-291-2233; Covington.


Dan Cummins, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $17. Ages 18 and up. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Showtune, 8 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St., Musical revue celebrates words and music of Jerry Herman, composer and lyricist for Broadway shows. $20. Presented by Footlighters Inc. Through May 28. 513-4748711; Newport. Best of the Best, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Most popular-by-demand sketches and songs. Food and drink available. $20-$30. Through July 9. 859-957-7625; Newport.


Tai Chi, 9 a.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Free. Presented by Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. 859-485-7611; Walton. Euchre Tournaments, 12:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Arrive early. All money goes back to participant winners. $3 cover charge, ten cents every euchre. Presented by Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. 859-4857611; Walton.


Burlington Spring Horse Show, 7-11 p.m., Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, Horse show, vendors, activities, concessions and more. Benefits BAWAC Community Rehabilitation Center. $4; free for ages 9 and under. Presented by Burlington Spring Horse Show. 859-371-4410; Burlington.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 7:05 p.m. vs. River City Rascals., Champion Window Field, 7950 Freedom Way, Fireworks Friday. $12 VIP, $10 reserved, $7 lawn. Presented by Florence Freedom Professional Baseball. Through Sept. 1. 859-594-4487; Florence.


Women’s Basketball Leagues, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Games start June 24. Deposit of $100 required at time of registration with balance due day of first game. Family friendly. $475 per team. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 859372-7754. Union. Basketball Summer Camp Sign-ups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Camp features former UK basketball stars Troy McKinley, Dickey Beal, Cedric Jenkins, Kyle Macy, Jack Givens, Leroy Byrd, Roger Harden and Tom Heitz. Grades 112. Camp held June 13-17. $175. Registration required. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 859-372-7754. Union. Summer Slam Sports Day Camp Signups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Camp designed to provide top-shelf recreational experience and safe and growing social experience. Family friendly. $125. Registration required. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 859-372-7754. Union. Coach Ken Shields Summer Camp Signups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Camp led by former NKU head coach. Camp held July 25-28. $125. Registration required. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 859-372-7754. Union. Sports of All Sorts Basketball Camp SignUps, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Camps to be held June 27-30 and July 6-9. Fundamental camps open to any boy or girl going into grades 1-9 of next school year and will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. $100. Registration required. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 859-372-7754; Union. S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 2 8

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

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Dinsmore Homestead, 1-5 p.m., Dinsmore Homestead, 5656 Burlington Pike, 1842 farmhouse and furnishings of the Dinsmore family. Tours begin on the hour; the last tour begins at 4 p.m. Includes gift shop. $5, $3 ages 60 and up, $2 ages 7-17, members and ages 6 and under free. 859-586-6117; Burlington.


In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! Knothole Baseball in Northern Kentucky, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-4914003; Covington.


Justin Lynch, 8-11 p.m., Vintage Wine Bar Kitchen - Market, 2141 North Bend Road, Free. 859-689-9463; Hebron. Sasha, 7-10 p.m., Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd., Gypsy Latin Jazz. Free. 859-426-1042; Crestview Hills.


The Florence Memorial Day Parade will be 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, from Boone County High School to the Boone County Veterans Memorial. A program will follow the parade at 11 a.m. to unveil the new POW/MIA monument at the Memorial. There will be a display of military equipment and memorabilia on the Florence Government Center campus from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Walton will hold a Memorial Day Service at 9 a.m. Monday, May 20, at the Walton Cemetery on Church Street, behind City Hall. Pictured is the Florence Police Department Color Guard leading last year’s Florence Memorial Day Parade.


Burlington Spring Horse Show, 9 a.m., Boone County Fairgrounds, Championships begin 7 p.m. $4; free for ages 9 and under. 859-3714410; Burlington.


American Graffiti Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, $5. 869-441-4888. Cold Spring.


Pulse8 CD Release Show, 9 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Doors open at 8 p.m. With the Earth Laid Bare, Beyond the Divide and Black Tractor. Each paid admission will receive a copy of new 10 song CD. $10. 859-491-2444; Covington.


Big Rock Club, 9 p.m., Jerzee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Featuring guitarist Curtis Dressman, drummer Glenn Davis and bassist Tom Dressman. Family friendly. Free. 859-491-3500. Newport. Surf Night, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., With the Cocktail Preachers, Team Void and the AmpFibians. Surf rock music. Includes beach drink specials. Dinner available 6 p.m. Family friendly. $5. 859-261-1029. Latonia.


Dan Cummins, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $17. Ages 21 and up. 859-957-2000; Newport. Live Bait Comedy, 9 p.m., Strikers Grill & Bar, 7704 Dixie Hwy., Comics performing are Ray Price, Jack Wilson, Ranaan Hershberg and John Mayhugh. With Phil Castellano and DJ Timmy G. No cover. 859-363-9848. Florence.


Just for Fun Dog Show, 11:30 a.m., Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, Registration, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Judging at 1 p.m. Door prizes. Competition classes include best groomed, best dressed, cutest, ugliest, best trick and others, $5 entry fee per class. No pedigree required. Awards. Benefits Bawac Rehabilitation Center. Registration required for participants. Presented by Bawac Rehabilitation Center. 859-371-4410; Burlington.


Taste of Cincinnati returns for Memorial Day weekend, with food and music for the 32nd annual edition. Hours are noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29; and noon to 9 p.m. Monday, May 30, over six blocks of Fifth Street, from Race Street to Broadway, downtown. Some of the 45 participating restaurants include Bella Luna, City BBQ and Habanero Latin America. Each won Best of Taste awards this year. There are more than 60 musical acts, stand-up comedians and “Dancing with the Stars’” Mark Ballas will perform on the Metromix stage at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Visit Pictured is a booth from last year’s festival.

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COMMUNITY DANCE Line Dancing, 7-9 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. 859-727-0904. Fort Wright. HEALTH / WELLNESS


Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. River City Rascals., Champion Window Field, Rockin’ Saturday. Post-game concert by Sonny Moorman Group. $12 VIP, $10 reserved, $7 lawn. 859-594-4487; Florence. S U N D A Y, M A Y 2 9


Dinsmore Homestead, 1-5 p.m., Dinsmore Homestead, $5, $3 ages 60 and up, $2 ages 7-17, members and ages 6 and under free. 859-586-6117; Burlington.


Dan Cummins, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15. Ages 21 and up. 859-9572000; Newport.


Mommy & Me Time, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Star Lanes on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Unlimited bowling, shoe rental and soft drinks. Includes cheese pizza, popcorn and cartoons on endof-lane screens. Reservations available in two-hour increments. $15 per child with same day purchase, $10 advance. Through Dec. 18. 859-625-7250; Newport.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. River City Rascals., Champion Window Field, Kids Club. Family Sunday includes Honey Hill Farm petting zoo and Liberty’s Newport Aquarium Kids Club-all children may join via website. $12 VIP, $10 reserved, $7 lawn. 859-594-4487; Florence. M O N D A Y, M A Y 3 0


Zumba Class, 6-7 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, $35 per month unlimited classes; $10 drop in fee, or $5 per class punch cards available for purchase. 859-291-2300. Covington.


Memorial Day Parade, 9 a.m., Ralph Fulton VFW Post 6423, 4435 Dixie Highway, Participants gather in post parking lot 8 a.m. Small service for fallen commands from Korean War and Vietnam war given at intersection of Dixie Highway and Stevenson Road at Vietnam/Korean Memorials. Parade ends at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Free. 859-816-7423. Elsmere. Veterans Honored at Creation Museum, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Free admission to veterans. A state-of-the-art 60,000-square foot museum of the Bible. $21.95 ages 1359, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg. Memorial Day Parade and Program, 10 a.m., Boone County High School, 7056 Burlington Pike, Parade begins ant school and goes down Burlington Pike/KY 18 onto Ewing Boulevard to the Boone County Veterans Memorial. Program will begin at 11 a.m. 859282-5655; Florence. Camp Springs Memorial Day Service, 11:30 a.m., Camp Springs Firehouse, 6844 Four Mile Road, After parade a presentation of the Citizen of the Year and Grade School Essay Awards. Community reception follows at noon. Free. Presented by Simon Gosney of American Legion Post 219. 859-635-9255. Camp Springs. Camp Springs Memorial Day Parade, 10:30 a.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church Camp Springs, 5977 Lower Tug Fork Road, Parade participants assemble at 10 a.m. Free. Presented by Simon Gosney of American Legion Post 219. 859-635-5013. Campbell County.

Weight Loss Class, 5:30-6 p.m., Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road, $30 per month, $20 per month with three month membership. First class free. 859-802-8965. Independence.


Open Mic/College Night, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Musicians, singers, comedians, jugglers and spoken word. All ages. Dinner available at 6 p.m. Free. 859-261-1029. Latonia.


Kylesa, 8:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. With Hour of 13. Doors open 7:30 p.m. $13, $10 advance. 859431-2201; Newport.


Bingo, 12:20 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., All collected money goes to the winning players. $1 for two cards. Presented by Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. 859-485-7611. Walton. W E D N E S D A Y, J U N E 1

CIVIC Kenton County Conservation District Board Meeting, 5-6:30 p.m., Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission, 2332 Royal Drive, Commission Chambers. Board of supervisors monthly meeting. Free. Presented by Kenton County Conservation District. 859-586-7903. Fort Mitchell. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Backroads Farm Tour Meeting, 3 p.m., Campbell County Environmental Education Center, 1261 Race Track Road, Presented by Campbell County Conservation District. 859635-9587. Alexandria.


Do You Google?, 10 a.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, In-depth look at the many features Google has to offer, such as math calculations, tracking packages and flights, finding the latest movies in your area and more. Free. 859-342-2665. Union.


Resistance Band Boot Camp, 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., All American Athletic Training Center, 7944 Tanners Gate Lane, New twist on athletic training, weight management, increased flexibility and overall health and wellness. $50 for month, $10 per session. 859-3930911; Florence.


Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m., Midway Cafe, 1017 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Hosted by Dick and the Roadmasters, award-winning blues band. Free. 859-781-7666. Fort Thomas.


Wild Wednesday: Wildlife from the Cincinnati Zoo, 10 a.m., Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Shelterhouse 2. Pre-Program at 9:30 a.m.: Julia Schenk and Whitney Rich for Cincinnati Children’s Outpatient Northern Kentucky. Rain or shine. Free, donations of nonperishable food and personal care items accepted. Presented by Kenton County Parks and Recreation. 859-525-7529; Independence.


Art Social, 9 a.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Bring your own supplies. Free. Presented by Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. 859-4857611. Walton. Euchre Tournaments, Noon, Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, $3 cover charge, ten cents every euchre. 859485-7611; Walton.


You Can Compute, 10 a.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Learn basic parts of computer system, how to turn it on and shut it down, use mouse and more. Family friendly. Free. Registration required, available online. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Florence.


Young Band Night, 6-9 p.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Four young or new bands perform. Free. 859-261-1029. Latonia.


Women’s Bridge, 10:30 a.m., Covington Art Club, 604 Greenup St., Kate Scudder House. Bring lunch; drinks provided. $2. Through Aug. 16. 859-431-2543. Covington.


NKY Lunch Buddies: Living with MS Support Group, 1-3 p.m., Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant, 6835 Houston Road, For multiple sclerosis clients, family, friends and other interested individuals. Family friendly. Presented by National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 859-817-9144. Florence.


The Cincinnati May Festival continues with its last weekend of choral concerts Friday and Saturday, May 27-28, at Music Hall. Concerts begin at 8 p.m., with a pre-concert recital at 7 p.m. each night. The May Festival Chorus is joined by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and performs Hadyn, May 27; and Mendelssohn, May 28. Tickets are $19-$105. Pre-concert dinners are available at Corbett Tower for $34. Visit or call 513-381-3300.


When a civilization loses its civility Is the civility we It’s obvious that the noun show one another riscivility, and the verb to civiing or declining? Are lize, come from the same we becoming better root word. educated, courteous The dictionary says that and less brutish? to civilize means “to bring To answer these out of a savage, uneducated questions, consider the or rude state and elevate in social and private life; Father Lou behaviors we tolerate in the workplace, in enlighten; refine.” Guntzelman public, on television, in A nation can be called a civilization when they have Perspectives entertainment, in our schools, on the Interreached a high level of culture, science, industry and gov- net, while driving, etc. Everyone of us can compile our ernment, as well as when the citizens demonstrate courtesy, polite- own list of observations and expeness and good breeding – which is riences: constant adolescent sitcom titillations, crude political the meaning of civility. So, after acknowledging the barbs, violence, partial-birth aborabove, let’s observe our society tions, greed, verbal and sexual abuse, increased drug use, dehuand ask some questions. As a country, are we still man- manizing pornography, preying ifesting the characteristics that on the very young, road rage, indicate a nation becoming ever admiration for dysfunctional celebrities, etc. more civilized?

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It’s tragically comical that we’ve run out of curse words. The profanities of old have become so overused that all we have left in our barrel of crudities is the fword. So we just use it over and over and over. Civility is dying. Who holds a door open for another? Who gets up and gives a seat to an older person? Who refrains from using harsh or hurtful language? If civility is dying that means civilization is as well. We are going downhill, regressing to the savage aggressiveness of the more primitive person. It’s no surprise that an increasing number of young men thrill at watching two men in a cage permitted to kick, punch and assault each other viciously. We euphemistically call it “extreme sport.”

Sport? A civilized society’s first line of defense is not more policemen and more laws. What is more powerful is when desirable behaviors are entrenched in a civilization’s traditions, moral values and selfrespect. When these elements are taught and practiced, they modify the brutish tendencies that lurk in the shadow-part of human nature. The collective power and lived examples of a civilized society says to others who contemplate following such tendencies, “If you’re going to live here, that’s not done among us.” The respected historian Arnold Toynbee noted in his studies that of all the previous civilizations that have ever existed, most of them waned or fell not because of conquest from without, but from a disintegration from within.


It’s tragically comical that we’ve run out of curse words. The profanities of old have become so overused that all we have left in our barrel of crudities is the f-word. A healthy civilization is the opposite of a mob. Mob psychology is characterized by a lack of consciousness that leaves its members unaware of themselves and what they’re really doing. A true civilization is marked by an increase in consciousness that makes them aware of their actions and the results. Mobs are frightening, violent and uncivil. A genuine civilization is mostly peaceful, a much safer place, and profoundly civil. 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.

When you call a locksmith are they really local? failed to c a l l Kenneda again with the estim a t e b e f o r e doing any Howard Ain work. “They Hey Howard! were supposed to call me for everything and, obviously, if I didn’t agree with the price I would have just told him to leave. I would have had somebody else come over. It would have been cheaper to get a hammer and knock the lock off and I would have replaced the lock for $30,” Kenneda said. Instead, the locksmith demanded the cousin pay him $160 dollars cash for the opening the door. “For 10 minutes worth of work it costs $160. It’s a joke,” said Kenneda. He said when he heard about the amount later he immediately called the company but got nowhere and thought about going over to the firm’s Main Street location. He didn’t go, but I did

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Corn bread, iced tea a hit no matter the occasion A couple of days of sunny weather and now we’re back to rain and cool temperatures. O n e g o o d t h i n g , though. The garRita dens are of Heikenfeld full h a p p y Rita’s kitchen w o r m s , and that makes for healthy veggies and herbs along with easy pickings for the birds. And I’m looking forward to Memorial Day, which is official start of the outdoor party season. And I know lots of you are celebrating graduations so I’m sharing some favorite recipes for those occasions.

Corn bread salad for Memorial Day

Every year I get requests for this recipe always around Memorial Day. I change it up ever year, and this year I’m adding more bacon and a bit more oregano and cheese. I know, it’s not low-fat or low anything, but a real treat to have occasionally. Don’t be put off by the long

utes to lightly crisp. Surround the spread with bread, pita crisps and celery.

list of ingredients. It’s easy to make. Feel free to substitute lower fat ingredients if you want. My editor Lisa suggested plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Make sure it’s Greek and not the sweetened type. 1 pkg. (81⠄2 oz.) corn bread/muffin mix 1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies, undrained or 1-2 jalapeùos, chopped 1 teaspoon cumin 3 ⠄4 teaspoon oregano 1 cup each mayonnaise and sour cream 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix 2 cans (15 oz. each) Great Northern beans, drained 2 cans (15 oz. each) whole kernel corn, drained or equivalent frozen corn, thawed 4 good sized tomatoes, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled 4 cups shredded cheddar Prepare corn bread according to package directions but stir in chilies, cumin, oregano. Pour into sprayed 8-inch pan.

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I love this punch! You’ll be surprised at the flavor – very mild but with a zing. And such a pretty amber color. Perfect for graduations and large gatherings. Serves 16 to 20.

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Corn bread salad is a perfect dish for summer grillouts and potlucks. Bake at 400 degrees for 1 (8-oz.) package cream 20 to 25 minutes. Cool. cheese, softened Combine mayonnaise, sour 1 cup ricotta cheese 1 cream and dressing mix; set ⠄2 cup chopped hazelaside. nuts, toasted Crumble half the corn1 sliced whole-grain bread into a 13-by-9 pan. baguette Layer with half of the rest of Parmesan pita crisps, the ingredients and repeat store-bought layers, ending with cheese. 1 celery heart, cut into Cover and refrigerate for sticks two hours or more. Serves 10 to 12. Preheat oven 425 degrees. Place olives in food processor and grate in garRachel Ray’s spread lic, add cream cheese and adapted by Betty Neal ricotta cheese. Pulse the Betty is an avid cook and cheese and olives into a loyal reader. fairly smooth spread. Transfer to a serving 1 cup large olives with bowl and top with hazelpimento nuts. Toast the bread on a 1 clove garlic baking sheet five to 10 min-

2 cups lemon-flavored iced tea mix (I used Lipton) 2 two-liter bottles of ginger ale Orange and lemons, thinly sliced (optional but nice) Ice

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What you need to know when baking with sugar substitutes: Remember that most sugar substitutes come with specific substitution formulas. Always check the package. Keep in mind that baked goods will not be the same when baked with sugar substitutes, mainly because non-sugars do not have the ability to melt and caramelize. When attempting to substitute, be sure to run a test

batch. Note that some sweeteners cook much faster than sugar, so be sure to adjust your baking times. Always add extra flavoring everywhere you can; extra vanilla, citrus juice or zest, spices, extracts. Be creative and keep in mind that you need to override the inherent “cool� flavor sensation of the sweetener you are using. To boost moistness in baked goods, try adding a bit of molasses or honey. To achieve a more golden brown color, try spraying the top of your batter or dough with cooking spray before placing in the oven. When making cookies, remember to flatten them a bit – since the substitute sugars are slower to melt, cookies made with it tend to be slower to spread. For a natural, one-to-one baking blend check out They have lots of Stevia (a natural, herbal sugar substitute) products and there’s no bitter taste. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen� in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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May 26, 2011


Rotary Club honors ministers The Florence Rotary Club honored 27 priests, church pastors and ministry leaders for their service to the community at a recent luncheon. “I never met a member of the clergy who said he went into the ministry to make a lot of money and retire early,” Rotarian Rhonda Hancock said during the recognition ceremony. “The call came from God. He put the passion in your hearts to serve the community without regard to personal benefit. … I have had the pleasure to serve alongside many who have served with their whole hearts.” The call to the ministry came by surprise to Hancock, the director of early childhood ministries at First Church of Christ in Burlington. A former schoolteacher, she pointed out a need for a children’s ministry at a church she attended in Franklin, Tenn. The pastor promptly put her in charge

“Their hearts are filled with love and passion and mercy, and they are eager to share it. They bring comfort to the broken hearted … a shoulder to lean on when you need it.”

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of the project. She now has served as a full-time minister for 18 years. Quoting Ephesians 4:11, Hancock said God calls people of faith to different roles of service in ministry - some as evangelists, some as pastors and some as preachers and teachers. She explained what makes each type of ministry special. Evangelists are the “foot soldiers on the front lines of spiritual warfare,” Hancock said. “They try to meet the needs of people wherever they are.” Evangelists are messengers who tell people about Jesus, but they also plant churches, do missionary work and serve the human needs of people, whether in

the United States or foreign countries. Pastors are the “firstresponders,” the shepherds of the flock. They typically are the local leaders in churches and parishes. “Their hearts are filled with love and passion and mercy, and they are eager to share it,” Hancock said. “They bring comfort to the broken hearted … a shoulder to lean on when you need it.” Preachers and teachers are the communicators of truth. They spend countless hours in the study of the Bible, Hancock said, to make sure their teaching is accurate and relevant to people’s lives. All these clergy “serve


The Florence Rotary Club honored clergy from throughout the community at the Clergy Appreciation Luncheon on May 16. In attendance were 27 clergy from a variety of churches in Northern Kentucky. daily with fervor and passion,” Hancock said. “We are so grateful for your tireless efforts. You serve with joy and the love of the Lord.” For information about the weekly meetings, guest speakers, and community service opportunities of the

Florence Rotary Club, contact Greg Palmer, president, at or 859-282-1220. Visit the group’s website at Florence Rotary meets weekly on Mondays at noon at the Airport Hilton Hotel in Florence.

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BUSINESS UPDATE Brames promoted at Furlong

Nanette Brames was promoted to controller and director of human resources with Furlong Building Enterprises LLC, a commercial and industrial construction firm in Florence. She previously held the title of office/business assistant and prior to joining Furlong, worked in accounting at Paul Hemmer Co. Brames worked at Thermal Equipment Sales in Louisville before relocating to Northern Kentucky and recently graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a degree in accounting. She is responsible for all accounting functions, insurance, human resources and payroll and administrative management for Furlong. Brames resides in Burlington with her husband and children. For more information, visit www.FurlongBuild-

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Carolyn Hollis-Nixon found this block on the Internet and included University of Kentucky blue in the design. The farm where the barn is located was originally owned by the Gaines family who migrated into Kentucky from Virginia and New England in the 1800s. It was approximately 2,000 acres in size at that time. Bernard C. Gaines sold the farm out of the family in 1929. The barn was built in approximately 1902. The Hollis family purchased the farm in the early 1950s when it contained 450 acres, and have cared for the gambrel roof barn after all weather events. The barn has seen many storms, a tornado in 1972 and Hurricane Ike on Sept. 14, 2008, but it has weathered all of these. In 2010 it was given a vibrant red coat of paint. Carolyn grew up on the farm and is sponsoring the board. It was painted by the Florence Woman’s Club who volunteer their labor as a gift of public art to the community in the form of the Boone County Barn Quilt Trail project. The board was hung by the Owen Electric Cooperative. Heading south, the barn can be seen in the field to the right near 3239 Bullittsville Road between Brentwood and Mullakin roads. Three silos nearby help you locate the barn. If you have questions, turn

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Walton Senior Center announces June activities

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Enquirer Women of the Year The Florence Woman’s Club member JoAnn Knock was one of the Women of the Year for 2010. Members cheering her on are, from left, Vickie Eggerts, Lynn Gosnell, 2001 Woman of the Year Sherrie Lou Noel, Knock, 1997 Woman of the Year Sarah Kahmann, Nancy Lucus, Chris Sturgil, Jan Lawson and Rita Bitter. Other members to receive this award were Hannah Baird in 1979 and Mary Middleton in 1981. THANKS TO RITA BITTER

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The Walton Senior Center has announced its list of activities for June. Every Monday: 9:30 a.m. Zumba Gold (free); 11 a.m. Yoga Fitness (free) Monday, June 13: 7 p.m. p.m., Council Meeting Monday, June 20: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Senior Commodity pickup and signup (free) Every Tuesday: 9 a.m., cards and Wii sports (free); 12:20 p.m. bingo Tuesday, June 7: 11 a.m. blood and sugar checks (free); osteoporosis testing (free) Tuesday, June 14 and June 28: Rhythm drumming (free) Tuesday, June 21: 11 a.m., blood and sugar checks (free) Every Wednesday: 9 a.m. Zumba Gold (free); 10 a.m., art social (free, bring your supplies); noon, Euchre Tournament Every Thursday: 9 a.m., cards and Wii sports (free); 11:30 a.m. potluck (Senior’s Pick); 12:20 p.m., bingo Thursday, June 2: 9:30 a.m., blood pressure checks (free); noon, Visiting Physi-

cians Presentation (free) Thursday, June 9: 10:30 a.m. nutrition with fiber presentation (free); noon, birthday party for seniors for the month of June (free). Birthday cake donated by Walton Dairy Queen and flowers donated by Walton Florist. Thursday, June 16: 10:30 a.m., nutrition and food taste testing presentation with PAC (free) Every Friday: 9 a.m., Tai Chi Fitness (free); 12:30 p.m. Euchre Tournament Friday, June 10: 11:30 a.m., Euchre Luncheon (free) Every Monday through Friday: 11:30 a.m., Fighting Adult Senior Hunger (free) Nutritional Congregate Hot Meal. Interested seniors must be 60 years or older. Call one day in advance before 11 a.m. for meal reservation. Contact Christine Miskell, center director and Meals on Wheels supervisor, at 4857611. Walton Senior Center hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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Owners, dogs can get their exercise together

“Come on!” I sighed, exasperated, tugging at Nosey’s leash for what seemed like the hundredth time since we left the house; and we were only half way down the street. “They call it a ‘walk’ not a ‘sniff’ for a reason!” “But, there are so many great smells out here,” she said, giving the fire hydrant we were passing a longing look. “You just don’t understand what it is like to be a dog!”’ No, I don’t understand what it is like to be a dog, but I do know how much fun it is to walk with your best pal. I’m not a big fan of exercise (and have the thighs to prove it), but love getting out in the fresh air and clearing my mind a bit. Just last week I happened to weigh myself and noticed that I’d lost five pounds without even trying. The only thing I can attribute it to is having taken so many walks with Nosey since we adopted her in January. “I’m not surprised,” personal trainer Doug Gibson said. “Dog walking is good exercise.” And Doug should know, he’s owner of the very popular Sensible Fitness studio in Blue Ash. “For someone who hasn’t been exercising,” he said, “Walking is the best place to start. It is low intensity and allows your muscles, joints and tendons to get accustomed to the demands of exercise without getting too aggressive.” He cautions that dog walking can’t be considered cardiovascular exercise, though. The downfall of walking with a dog is he or she (Nosey for example) wants to stop and sniff, so you can’t keep up a brisk enough pace long enough for it to raise the heart rate

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Marsie Newbold and Nosey taking a walk together. much. To put this into perspective, according to Doug, a 160-pound person would have to walk nine and a half hours to burn one pound of fat. “Dog walking is more an activity than exercise,” Doug says, “But, activity is part of a healthy lifestyle and it might inspire a person who hasn’t been doing much to do more.” There are other things that dog owners can do besides walking, he counsels, such as jogging or running. Those activities do burn more calories. Dr. Megan Kramer of Highland Heights Animal Hospital used to run with her German shorthaired pointer, Ginger, before an injury forced the good doc to slow down the pace. So, she’s a great proponent of exercising with your dog. “Owners need to start their pets out the same as they would themselves,” she said. “They can get sore muscles just like we do.

Whatever activity you choose, take it slow, especially if they haven’t been very active over the winter months. “If they have been indoors a lot, their paws might be more sensitive and the pads need a little time on rough terrain to toughen up.” She also points out that you should always take your dog’s breed into consideration when planning your activities together. The physiology of dogs varies from breed to breed. “A basset hound is not as much of an endurance dog as a pointer or lab,” she said. “Breeds with smooshed faces,” she adds as an example, “can’t cool themselves as quickly as a longmuzzled dog.” So, you shouldn’t exercise as vigorously with a pug as you can with a golden retriever.

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Seven Boy Scouts and five leaders from Troop 1 chartered by Florence Christian Church participated in a weekend backpacking experience on the Twin Lakes Trail in the Hoosier National Forest near Tell City, Ind. The group covered about 7 miles of trails. Youth participants were: Noah Fredrick, Stephen Lee, David Randall, Patrick Fales, Gary Deadmond, Jake Anderson, and Brennen Jones. Adult participants were Ron Coble, Rob Deadmond, Sheila Fales, Andrew Murton, and Tim Iott. Troop 1 meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Florence Christian Church.

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Victim assaulted by known subject at 7134 Turfway Rd., April 10. Reported at Frogtown Rd., May 1.


Reported at 45 Kuchle Dr., May 4. Electronics stolen at 4994 Petersburg Rd., May 3. Electronics stolen at 192 Greenlawn Ave., April 29. Reported at 6803 Sebree Dr., April 27.

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Vehicles vandalized at 350 Meijer Dr., April 16. Property vandalized at 9000 Spruce Dr., April 15. Vehicles vandalized at I-75 northbound, April 15. Vehicle vandalized at 212 Locust Ln., April 12. Property vandalized at 7631 Dixie Hwy., April 12. Vehicles damaged at 5578 Limaburg Rd., May 6. Vehicles damaged at 7375 Industrial Rd., May 5. Structures damaged at 2127 Lumberjack Dr., May 4. Vehicles damaged at 240 Shorland

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. Dr., May 1. Vehicles damaged at 6021 Spicewood Ave., April 25. Vehicles damaged at 2 Circle Dr., April 26.

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Money seized at 8101 U.S. 42, April 27.

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Reported at 6501 Dixie Hwy., April 26. Reported at Action Blvd., April 28.


Subject tried to pay for goods with fraudulent bill at 6906 Dixie Hwy., April 14. Subject tried to cash a fraudulent check at 7705 U.S. 42, April 13. Subject tried to use stolen credit card at JC Penney at 6000 Mall Rd., April 13. Victim’s credit card stolen and used multiple times at 228 Merravay Dr., April 12. Victim’s credit card stolen and used multiple times at 232 Merravay Dr., April 11. Victim’s credit card stolen and used multiple times at 321 Mt. Zion Rd., April 10.

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Money stolen at 2592 Bethlehem Ln., May 6. Goods stolen at 1744 Tanglewood Ct., May 3. Merchandise stolen at Doering Dr., April 26. Merchandise stolen at Doering Dr., April 26.

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Subject exposed himself to victim at 430 Meijer Dr., April 15.

Tools stolen at 12998 Percival Rd., May 5. Reported at 5344 Chinquapin Hill Rd., May 3. Reported at 1739 Hunters Trce., April 30. Vehicle parts stolen at 7600 Industrial Rd., April 25. Money stolen at 7690 Burlington Pk., April 25. Goods stolen at 8050 U.S. 42, April 25. Reported at Mall Rd., April 26. Reported at 7153 Spruce St., April 26. Shoplifting at 3000 Mall Rd., April 27. Subject tried to steal merchandise from Kohl’s at 61 Spiral Dr., April 14. Subject tried to steal items from Walmart at 7625 Doering Dr., April 13. Subject tried to steal items from Walmart at 7625 Doering Dr., April 13. Subject tried to steal goods from Meijer at 4990 Houston Rd., April 12. Subject tried to shoplift items from business at 2108 Mall Rd., April 12. Items stolen from business at 8039 Burlington Pk., April 16. Money stolen from victim at 7628 Burlington Pk., April 15. Registration plate stolen from vehicle at 102 Pinehurst Dr., April 15. Registration plate stolen from vehicle at 7704 Dixie Hwy., April 15. Items stolen from business at 7500 Turfway Rd., April 14. Items stolen from business at 8020 Veterans Memorial Dr., April 14. Items stolen from hotel room at 7905 Freedom Way, April 12. Items stolen from residence at 6058 Celtic Ash Ave., April 12. Subject stole gasoline from business at 985 Burlington Pk., April 12. Subject tried to use a counterfeit bill to purchase items at 7816 U.S. 42, April 11. Victim’s vehicle stolen and not recovered at 8049 Dream St., April 10. Vehicle broken into and items taken at 7010 Shenandoah Dr., April 9.

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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is partnering with several organizations to conduct the 2011 Child Health Needs Assessment of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In April, May and June more than 2,000 families in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area will be contacted to complete a brief telephone survey. The data collected will be used to help health care professionals, policy makers and community leaders plan community-based, child-focused programs and will be made

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James B. Messer, 27, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 8 Tee St., April 14. Shawndella R. Anderson, 36, DUI at U.S. 42, April 13. Rebeca L. Hammock, 20, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Dr., April 13. Robert C. Northcutt, 72, arrest of mentally ill subject who is a danger to themselves and others at 6845 Shenandoah Dr., April 12. Cody D. Hare, 19, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at City Park Dr., April 12. Jarrad L. Burge, 33, shoplifting at 2108 Mall Rd., April 12. Oscar Cortes, 30, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 8101 Connector Dr., April 11. Kyle R. Houp, 27, possession of drug paraphernalia at 61 Spiral Dr., April 10. Michael C. Cossette, 22, possession of controlled substance at Interstate 275, May 6. Cedrick Bounds, 27, DUI at Douglas Dr., May 5. Donald Bott, 36, alcohol intoxication at 1307 Boone Aire Rd., May 5. John W. Powell Jr., 25, possession of marijuana at Featherstone Dr., May 4. Mary K. Haggard, 52, DUI at 2476 Petersburg Rd., May 3. Nicholas A. Newman, 21, alcohol intoxication at 121 Pinehurst Dr., April 24. Edward S. Borneman, 49, alcohol intoxication at 7672 Catawba Ln., April 25. Benito G. Swarz, 23, robbery at Dixie Hwy., April 25. Jessic G. Kaiser, 21, theft at 8050 U.S. 42, April 25. Elijah Ryan R. Stephens, 18, theft at 4990 Houston Rd., April 26.



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Kathleen Anderson

Kathleen Anderson, 86, Hebron, died May 21, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Florence after a short illness. Her husband, Vernon, died previously. She loved entertaining with large family gatherings and was happiest when everyone was able to be together. Survivors include children, Barbara Millican, Carol Hamm, Verna West, Richard Anderson and Kathy Long; 15 grandchldren; 22 greatgrandchildren; and brother, Donald

Barnett. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: Kosair Children’s Hospital, 231 E. Chestnut St., Louisville, KY 40202 or Bullittsville Christian Church, 3094 Petersburg Road, Burlington, KY 41005.

Donald Lewis Beckett

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Lucille Eades

Lucille Miller Eades, 79, of Florence, died May 20, 2011, at her residence. She was a retired waitress at Burns Bros. Truckstop and Colonial Cottage. She was a member of Beaverlick Baptist Church and enjoyed crossword puzzles. Her brothers Bill Miller, Marshal Miller, Bobby Miller and Austin Miller and sisters Opal Thornsberg, Jessie Hunt, Dova Eades and Doris Miller died previously. Survivors include her husband, Cecil Eades; daughter, DeLana Eades of Florence; brother, John Miller of Florence; and one grandson. Burial was in Rice Cemetery, Union. Memorials: Beaverlick Baptist Church, 11460 U.S. 42, Union, KY 41091 or Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203.

Barbara Goodin

Barbara “Bobbie” Goodin, 77, of Burlington, died May 19, 2011, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, surrounded by her family. Survivors include her husband, Carl; son, Carl Jr.; daughter, Jennifer Neal; sister, Thelma Benson of Louisville; and four grandchildren.

Entombment was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Cincinnati. Memorials: Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 801 Roeder Road, Silver Springs, MD 20910 or Pregnancy Center West, 4900 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Ruth M. Hon

Ruth M. Hon, 81, of Walton, died May 18, 2011, at Woodcrest Manor in Elsmere. She was an employee of Johnny’s Toy’s for more than 40 years and enjoyed traveling and gardening. A daughter, Sharon Hon; her son, Dale Hon; and a sister, Barbara Ann Napier, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Robert H. Hon; daughter, Tamara Covey of Grant County; adopted daughter, Kim Reinersman of Grant County; sister, Marie Nixon of Taylor Mill; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was at Floral Hills Cemetery.

Peggy Ann Iles

Peggy Ann Iles, 70, of Covington, died May 18, 2011, at her home. She was a retired nurse after 33 years. A sister, Jean Horn, died previously. Survivors include her companion, Robert Iles; sons, Donald Reed of Newport and David Reed of West Covington; daughter, Victoria Jennings of New Albany, Ind.; brother, Charles Moore of Brookville, Ind.; sister, Patricia Robinson of Florence; 10 grandchildren; and many greatgrandchildren. Interment was at Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Kenton County Animal Shelter, 1020 Mary Laidley Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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Vernon Kinman, 75, of Taylor Mill, died May 18, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired police officer with the Covington Police Department and Kenton County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of FOP Lodge No. 1, an avid sportsman and outdoorsman, and served as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. Survivors include his wife, Marie Kinman; daughters, Holly List of Taylor Mill and Heather Beckett of Burlington; sons, Kelly Kinman of Independence and Steve Kinman of Taylor Mill; sister, Linda Riley of Covington; and three grandchildren. Interment was at Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright.

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Porter R. Lanigan, 78, of Union, died May 21, 2011. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Newport and was a self-employed real estate owner. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Lanigan; sons, Randy, Michael and Darrell Lanigan; daughter, Barbara Ruehl; 11 grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; and 14 brothers and sisters. Burial was in Rice Cemetery, Union.

ing enthusiast. Survivors include daughters, Mona Gail Caminiti of Cincinnati and Jenny Murphy of Florence; sons, Joe Murphy of Morningview and Jim Murphy of Florence; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth.

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Bruce P. Lay Sr., 65, of Florence, died May 17, 2011, at his residence. He was a truck driver for Brinks Inc. and a former member of the Florence Elks Lodge No. 314. A stepson, Todd Baker; his brother, Pete Lay; and a grandson, Wyatt Stanley, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Schulte Lay; daughter, Tracy Stanley of Ludlow; sons, Bruce “B.J.” Lay Jr. of Burlington and Chris Lay of Covington; stepson, Jeremy Baker of Florence; stepdaughters, Melissa Lay of Burlington and Michelle McElmurray of Frankfort; sisters, Delores Reasons and Rose Richardson, both of Florence; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Bruce Lay Memorial Fund, c/o any 5/3 Bank.

Helen Alberta McGuire

Helen Alberta McGuire, 96, of Union, formerly of Latonia, died May 15, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a retired assembler for Jamica Valve Company and Cue Master, and loved to garden. Her husband, Maurice V. McGuire, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Karen McGuire of Union; son, Garry McGuire of Florence; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Garden. Memorials: First Church of God, P.O. Box 15074, Latonia, KY.

Ruby Murphy

Ruby Frances Hyatt Murphy, 81, of Florence, died May 20, 2011, at her residence. She was a retired production line worker for Palm Beach Clothing. She was a member of Unite Here, a Cincinnati Reds fan and horse rac-

Kathleen Marie Quinlan, 54, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Covington, died May 15, 2011, at the Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring Hospice. She worked in health care and was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading and relaxing by the pool and spending time with her grandchildren. Her father, Richard Edward Murray, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth M. Quinlan of Jacksonville, Fla.; sons, Jason Edward Quinlan of Fort Worth, Texas, and Kenneth Michael Quinlan and Joseph M. Quinlan, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; mother, Sally Ann Murray of Edgewood; brother, Richard Murray of Covington; sisters, Mickey Tibbs of Covington, Sheila Young of Baltimore, Md., and Susie Cathman of Florence; and four grandchildren. Memorial Mass will be 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at St. Pius X, in Edgewood. Memorials: Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL or The Brooks Health Foundation, 3599 University Blvd. S., Jacksonville, FL 32216.

Ora Orville Turner

Ora Orville Turner, 79, of Covington, died May 17, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He formerly worked at Standard Casting and was a member of the New Macedonia Old Regular Baptist Church. A son, Bruce, and a daughter, JoAnne Turner, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Tena Turner of Covington; sons, Mike Turner of Florence and Bobby Turner of Covington; daughter, Beulah Newcomb of Michigan; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Taylor Mill.

Celebrate Older Americans Month May is Older Americans Month, a time when the spotlight is on the nation’s aging population. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Older Americans: Connecting the Community.” “If Kentucky residents work together, they can create opportunities in their communities to encourage healthier living for all ages,” said Deborah Anderson, commissioner for the state’s Department for Aging and Independent Living. “The shared histories, diverse experiences and wealth of knowledge of our older citizens have made our culture,

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