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Florence City Council budget approved By Justin B. Duke

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Florence City Council approved the city’s $53.5 million budget, but it didn’t come without concern. Before voting on the 20092010 fiscal year budget, Council Member Mike Apgar, in his first year on council, questioned the allotment of $3.1 million for the World of Sports renovation during tough economic times. Of the allotted money, $2.1 million will be carried over from the 2008-2009 fiscal year and an additional $1 million will be added

from the new budget. Over the next fiscal year, the city expects to lose $364,700 through operating World of Sports. The city assumes to lose some money on all its parks and subsidize their availability for Florence residents, Apgar said. “My basic concern is the extent which we subsidize recreational activity,” he said. The coming fiscal year will be an atypical year for the golf course because it will be closed for part of the year to allow for construction, and the city normally subsidizes between $75,000 and $100,000 a year for the course, said Finance

Director Linda Chapman. Over the last year, the city cut costs through laying off employees and eliminating the IT department. “I have a real problem doing these things when we’re subsidizing the golf course,” Apgar said. Before spending the money on the new facility, council will have to have an extensive discussion about whether or not to spend the money, he said. His vote for approving the budget hinged on council agreeing to such a discussion, Apgar said. “If everyone cut out their projects, we should have never put

Relay for Life set for June 26

Collection time

In the next few days your Community Recorder carrier will be stopping by to collect $2.50 for delivery of this month’s Florence Recorder. Your carrier retains half of this amount along with any tip you give to reward good Kemp service. This month we’re featuring Logan Kemp who attends Boone County High School and plays basketball on the Special Olympic team. He likes to play video games with his friends and basketball. He says the best part of delivering papers is meeting his neighbors. For information about our carrier program, call Victoria Martin, 442-3463, or e-mail

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The Florence Woman’s Club presents a new barn quilt during the city’s Memorial Day festivities.


Quilts become county landmarks By Justin B. Duke

A new set of decorations are popping up across the scenery of Boone County. Since 2006, 37 barn quilts have gone on display all over the county. Joyce Foley heads up the quilts, which are usually made of a custom painted wood frame that can be as large as 64 square feet. Foley, a member of the Florence Woman’s Club, helped convince the club to sponsor the quilt program, said member Betsy Conrad. “That was her pet project,”

Conrad said. When someone wants to make a barn quilt, Foley works with them to make a design that means something to the person to make sure it has a personal touch. “Quilts have long been symbols of comfort, family, heritage and community,” Foley said. Once a design is set, Foley’s husband will make the frame and she usually does the painting, unless someone wants to do it. After completion, the barn quilts are hung in locations through out the county that are easily seen from public property. “I don’t want people to come

tramping onto private property,” Foley said. Because of the size and locations of the barn quilts, they’re becoming a countywide gallery. “We’re giving public art to the community,” Foley said. To help track down the growing number of barn quilts, they’ve been included on the “Tourism and Points of Interest Map” offered by the Boone County Planning Commission. For more information about the barn quilts or how to have one made, contact Foley at 525-2451.

Cooper teacher charged with sexual abuse By Justin B. Duke


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out the stimulus,” said Vice Mayor Ted Bushelman. Construction of the new World of Sports will create jobs that can help jump start the economy, Bushelman said. The $3.1 million for the renovations is a place holder, and council will have to have that discussion before it is approved, said Mayor Diane Whalen. “Our budget is a living document,” Whalen said. The budget’s second and final reading was unanimously approved by council.

A Cooper High School teacher has been arrested for two counts of sexual abuse with a student. Special education teacher Jason Collins-Baker, 31, of Union, was allegedly involved with a 17-yearold 2009 graduate of the school throughout the school year. “Investigators determined the two would meet at Collins-Baker's Union home and that there was no inappropriate behavior on school grounds other than their discreet communications,” said Boone County Sheriff’s Department Spokesman Tom Scheben. The department will know

more about their communications after investigating Collins-Baker’s phone, Scheben said. “We believe they both phoned and texted each other,” he said. If convicted, Collins-Baker faces up to five years in state penitentiary. A former University of Cincinnati football player, Collins-Baker served as the school’s boy’s track coach. The student ran track for the school and the Sheriff’s Department was alerted of the siutation through word of mouth, Scheben said. “Apparentely they weren’t as discrete as they thought they were,” he said.

According to his page on, he founded a management consulting company in March and was expected to earn his Masters in Special Education from Northern Kentucky University next year. The school district plans to make an announcement about Collins-Baker’s status as more information becomes available, said Schools/Community Relations Coordinator Laurie Walton. “The district will take all appropriate disciplinary action to lead toward termination of employment,” Walton said. Collins-Baker is being held in the Boone County Detention Center without bond.

A group of walkers and runners plan to go all night for a worthy cause. The Boone County Relay for Life serves as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. So far, 54 teams are signed up to take on the Cooper High School track all night long, going from 7 p.m. Friday, June 26, to 7 a.m. S a t u r d a y, June 27. “ C a n c e r It’s not too late never sleeps; neither will to sign up for we,” said the relay. For Chairperson more Shelly Tudor. Through- information, eout the night, mail Shelly different Tudor at activities like shelly.tudor@d a coney eating contest or a newlywed game and themed laps like poker or crazy hat laps will keep the teams awake and having fun, Tudor said. This year’s relay brings several new additions. First is the venue. For the last several years, the Boone County Relay for Life has been at Ryle High School, but due to construction on the school’s football stadium and track the facility wasn’t available. “We’ve been very appreciative of their support and involvement over the last seven or eight years,” Tudor said. Following in the footsteps of Ryle’s accommodation, Cooper High School will host the event. In addition to the new location, this year’s relays will add tournaments for flag football, cornhole and volleyball starting at midnight. After midnight, participants can begin to feel the lull, but these games should bring the energy back, Tudor said. It’s not too late to sign up for the relay. For more information, email chairperson Shelly Tudor at

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Boone budget sparks debate By Paul McKibben

The Boone County Fiscal Court approved its fiscal year 2010 budget at its June 9 meeting but it wasn’t without a little fireworks. Commissioner Cathy Flaig, who is running against Judge-Executive Gary Moore in next year’s Republican primary, said she was concerned about the proposed budget revenues not being met because of the downturn in the economy. Fiscal management will likely be a top

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Flaig Kenner issue in the race. Judge-Executive Moore said the forecast on property taxes that are in this budget are based on numbers similar to what the county has seen over the last year. He didn’t rule out amending the budget later in the year.


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G. Moore T. Moore The new general budget is $39.4 million, approximately $300,000 less than the current fiscal year general fund budget. Flaig was the lone vote against the budget. “I think the economy is going to ... downturn and I think this budget is too big,” she said before the vote. The judge-executive asked her for specifics. Flaig had several ideas for savings including Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (buses) funding, phasing in information technology, eliminate all conferences except ones in Kentucky, eliminate a proposed government relations position, no overtime except for public works and property maintenance, among other ideas. Commissioner Charlie Kenner criticized Flaig for not bringing up the proposed specific cuts earlier. The Fiscal Court had conducted other meetings about the budget before the June 9 vote. Flaig said she did talk about the information technology. Judge-Executive

Commissioner Cathy Flaig had several ideas for savings including Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (buses) funding, phasing in information technology, eliminate all conferences except ones in Kentucky, eliminate a proposed government relations position, no overtime except for public works and property maintenance, among other ideas. Moore said Flaig made no suggestions at the commissioner workshop. Kenner said it was the tightest budget he’s ever seen. Commissioner Terri Moore said the budget is lean. Employees won’t be receiving pay increases. Judge-Executive Moore said the county doesn’t expect any layoffs. He said the reserve funds in all of its major accounts are at its recommended level of 10 percent. “So even though we have reduced spending, the county is very sound financially,” he said.


Gracie Woodcock, right, holds the hair she had cut off for Locks of Love. She is pictured with Traci Clancy.

Girl donates hair for eighth birthday By Emily Teaford

On June 11 at the Hair Design School in Florence, 11 little girls looked at pic-

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tures of hair designs, squealing at a particularly curly updo. This birthday party seemed no different from any other; a father was walking around filming the action while the girls waved at the camera and parents waited patiently around the perimeter for the party to begin. For this birthday however, Gracie Woodcock, 8, decided to donate her hair to Locks of Love. “I want to do it for another person because it will feel good and so they can wear my hair,” Woodcock said. Brenda Woodcock, Gracie’s mother, said that Gracie came up with the idea herself because of her relationship with a family friend with cancer. Gracie discovered wigs were made of real hair and that through Locks of Love people can help. “My friend Traci Clancy lost her hair,” Woodcock said. “About a year ago Gracie said ‘I want to do (Locks of Love) for Mrs. Clancy.” The party attendees were invited to donate hair or receive updos. Instead of receiving presents, Gracie asked her friends to donate to a Web site called CaringBridge. CaringBridge allows a person to create a personal Web site to share information about events in his or her life. Gracie was exposed to this by reading about Clancy’s breast cancer treatments through her CaringBridge site. Although Clancy received radiation the morning of the party, she came to the party to support Gracie. “I’m just amazed that someone so little could think of something so unselfish,” Clancy said.


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June 25, 2009

BRIEFLY Golf lessons

World of Sports in Florence is offering its annual junior golf program. The July 6-July 16 session remains open. For $125, juniors will receive a half-hour golf lesson, on-course instruction and play nine holes each visit. Interested golfers can visit World of Sports or www.landrum or call 371-8255 for additional information.

Celebrate America

Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion is hosting a Celebrate America program featuring nationally-renowned tenor Steve Amerson. The program is free at the church at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 27 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 28.

PVA inspections

The Boone County Property Valuation Administrator’s Office will be in the Petersburg area and Hanover Park for reassessments during the week of June 29. This will be for reassessments. Don’t be alarmed if you see staff members in these areas. They will be in a marked vehicle and have identification available upon request. If you have questions,

contact Boone County PVA Cindy Rich at

Dem. Women’s Club

The Boone County Democratic Women’s Club meets at 6 p.m. Monday, June 29 at Shakey’s Pub and Grub, 7718 U.S. 42, Florence.

Golf for hospital

The Florence Professional Firefighters Local 3303 is hosting golf outing on Friday, July 31 at Boone Links to benefit Shriners Hospital for Children — Cincinnati. “This is a great way for our community to come together to help one of the finest hospitals in the country,” said Mark Schuchter, a member of the city’s fire department. The cost is $75 per person or $350 a team. Sponsorships start at $50. For more information, e-mail or call him at 322-2632.

Charity benefit

Carriage House Auto Spa & Cafe in Florence will be celebrating its official grand opening with a charity partnership with Cancer Family Care, a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky non-profit organization.

The benefit is Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit Cancer Family Care.

Traffic down at CVG

Passenger traffic at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron dropped 21.6 percent in May as compared with the same month last year. Atlanta-based Delta, which operates a hub locally, announced two weeks ago that it was indefinitely suspending two of Cincinnati’s major international routes - to London’s Gatwick airport and to Frankfurt, Germany. Previously, the airline decided not to reinstate its summer flight to Rome, although it is flying to Amsterdam for the summer and has a full-time route to Paris. The international cuts will probably only make CVG’s numbers decline further. For the year, passenger traffic is down 24.7 percent as compared with the same period last year. Since January 2008, passengers are down 12.8 percent. Total departures averaged 292 daily in May, as compared with 451 in January 2008. Kentucky News Service

Bridges program

Photographer and author Melissa Jurgensen will talk about Kentucky’s covered bridges during a program 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 27 at the Boone County Public Library’s Scheben Branch, 8899 U.S. 42, Union. Jurgensen’s books, “Kentucky’s Covered Bridges” and “River Towns of Central Kentucky” will be available for signing and purchase. A light breakfast will be served. Call 3422665 to register.

Concert at library

Baumann & Feist performs 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28 at the Boone County Public Library’s Florence Branch, 7425 U.S. 42, Florence. Baumann & Feist combines classical Indian music with jazz.

Yard sale fundraiser

St. Timothy Parish is again participating in the World’s Longest Yard Sale. The sale is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 in the parish parking lot at the corner of U.S. 42 and Frogtown Road in Union. Spaces may be rented for $15 and tables for $5 additional. Rentals will benefit St. Charles Academy, the parish’s international mission in Zambia, Africa. Sellers may keep


Art chat

Artist Bill Reinking, from Hebron, explains his technique to fellow artist Ruthe Wyman, of Florence, while they study his colored pencil drawing of a totem pole. Both artists displayed their work at the Boone County Extension Office June 13. their profits or donate to the mission. Donations of household items (no clothing) for the parish booth will be accepted from Aug. 2-7. To

reserve space or for more information, call 384-3777 or 384-4618. The parish’s Web site is


June 25, 2009

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Newspaper carriers deliver more than the news Jordan Kellogg

If the Hodge brothers deliver your Florence Recorder, you’re getting more than the news every week. Before setting out on their paper route each Thursday afternoon, Daniel K., 17, and David II, 15, stuff their newspapers with jokes, musings, candy at Christmas and Halloween, and even random McDonald’s gift cards and vouchers for free grass cutting. “A lot of (the customers) like it,” said Daniel. “A lot of them, I guess it brightens their day because they can tell other people.” Daniel and David are among about 360 junior carriers that help deliver The Community Recorder newspapers to Northern Kentucky residents every week. There are also 2,090 junior carriers who deliver Community Press newspapers to residents of Cincinnati’s suburban communities. The Community Press and Recorder is currently recruiting carriers for the program. Each week, the carriers


David Hodge II delivers the Florence Recorder in his neighborhood. It brings in enough money to have some fun with, he said of the route. Daniel, who delivers his portion of the papers while skating on Rollerblades, said he enjoys being outside and listening to music while he drops off the news. “It is fun, it’s easy, it’s relaxing, you work on your own terms,” he said. While the Hodge brothers use their pay as many teenagers would, on fast food with friends and the latest video games, they


Daniel K. Hodge gets ready to deliver the Florence Recorder in his neighborhood. He said delivering the newspaper is fun. receive stacks of papers that they’re responsible for stuffing into bags. They then hit the streets in their communities to deliver the bundles. The carrier earns 5 cents per paper that they deliver plus $1 for every customer that pays $2.50 for the service they receive each month. They also earn tips

and are eligible to receive a $3 bonus if they exceed their collection goal. “Junior carriers are vital to the success of our newspapers,” said Circulation Manager Sharon Schachleiter. “The newspaper represents the combined effort of many people and thousands of dollars to produce, but

none of that matters until the carrier has delivered it to the customer.” David said delivering papers is a fun experience. “It brings in enough money to have some fun with,” he said. “It makes you feel like you have a lot of responsibility on your shoulders.”

also donate 100 percent of their earnings, one month a year, to a nonprofit organization. They’ve helped Children’s Hospital, among others. “The littlest things can impact someone, can change someone’s life,” said David. For more information about the junior carrier program, call 781-4421.

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June 25, 2009

Union reviews city’s noise law

LEGO land comes to library

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By Paul McKibben

A large LEGO town is coming to Boone County for the public to view. The Boone County Public Library’s Main Library in Burlington will be the site of a three-day display of a LEGO town by Burlington resident Sam Lapin using his LEGOs. The display will be an entire city with trains running through it. It’ll have streets, cars, people, houses, an amusement park, stores and businesses. Lapin, 46, said he’s been playing with LEGOs since he was very little. “Well, I think they’re the greatest toy ever and I just really love the way that they stimulate the imagination,” he said. Lapin plans to include “LEGO celebrities” in the display and patrons can play “Find the Celebrity LEGO


Sam Lapin shows some of his LEGOs inside his Burlington home. People Contest.” If participants find 10 or more celebrities, they can enter a drawing to win LEGO sets from Toys “R” Us in Florence. The celebrities include Batman, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Darth Vader and R2-D2. Lapin said the display will be a rectangle approximately 10 feet by 5 feet. It will have electronic parts including a roller coaster and other amusement park rides, a building under construction with an operating elevator with construction workers that go up and down and multiple trains, he said.

The display have another feature too. Lapin said he will have a miniature camera about the size of a wine bottle cork mounted on a LEGO train engine. He said he’ll have a receiver attached to a television and one will get to see what it is like to ride through the town on the engine. The LEGOs that will be in the display aren’t all the ones that Lapin owns. He said he owns at least a few hundred thousand LEGOs and the display will have somewhere between 60,000 to 70,000 LEGOs.

Lapin has a smaller display at the library’s children’s area already. Betsy Glick, youth services coordinator at the library, said it’s really been fun to watch the children come. She said they set a stool up so they can get up close to it. She said the children are going to be thrilled and adults will be too with what Lapin has planned because so many of them have grown up working with LEGOs. She said “it’s going to be exciting.” Lapin has a video on YouTube of a LEGO display.

The Union City Commission is considering an ordinance to further regulate noise in the community. Officials have said the city has had complaints in the past about primarily construction workers starting at 5 and 6 in the morning and working until really late at night. The provisions include: • Operating any equipment or doing outside construction on buildings and roads would be prohibited from 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. unless a permit has been obtained from the mayor or city clerk. • Motor vehicle work within any residential area that disturbs the comfort of area residents would not be allowed between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. Some activities are exempt. Those are noises of safety signals and warning devices, emergency vehicles, noise from emergency work and noise from the









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discharge of firearms during daylight hours. Also exempt is the noise from garbage removal under contract with the city as long as the service is operating under the time periods in the separate contract. Violators would commit a misdemeanor. They would face a maximum fine of $500 and/or a maximum prison term of 12 months. Violators would also face a $100 civil penalty. Currently, noise is regulated under chapter 92 of the city’s code of ordinances but there is nothing about time restrictions. The city commission unanimously gave preliminary approval to the new ordinance at its June 8 meeting. Final passage could occur when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday, July 6 at the Union City Building, 1843 Mount Zion Road. “If you read this ordinance it really emphasizes continuous (noise),” City Commissioner Bob Kelly said, adding that it’s not like the city is going to run out on every one-time issue.






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IHM teachers named Colonels By Justin B. Duke

Two Immaculate Heart of Mary were given state honors as they retired. Religion teacher Sharon Smith and American history teacher Jacqueline Dolwick were name Kentucky Colonels by State Rep. Addia Wuchner, R-Florence, on their last day of school before retirement. “This award is about being an ambassador,” Wuchner said. The teachers weren’t told the awards were coming, and as they were honored the tears flowed while the entire student body and school staff gave them a standing ovation. “I’m very proud, very happy and a little sad,” Dolwick said. Continuing with the celebration, four students performed a

song written for the teachers. With over 35 years of combined experience at IHM, Smith and Dolwick created a great legacy, said Principal Mike Jacks. “My life has been enriched because of those two,” Jacks said. As a religion teacher, students could recognize her authenticity even at a young age, calling her a “living saint,” he said. “She has been the best role model for kids to develop their faith,” Jacks said. Dolwick spent her years at IHM challenging her students to work hard, he said. “She brings history to life for her students,” Jacks said. With a chance to reflect on their careers, both teachers agreed they’ll miss the students and the staff they work with. “Every year’s a challenge, but it’s always been great,” Smith said.


State Rep. Addia Wuchner presents Kentucky Colonel awards to retiring Immaculate Heart of Mary teachers Jacqueline Dolwick, left, and Sharon Smith.

Couple earn volunteer award By Justin B. Duke


College and beyond

Dan Bisig, left, is president of College and Beyond and Sponsor of four $500 scholarships. Winners are Kelsey St. John, senior at Dixie Heights High School attending Morehead State University; Abigail Brennan, senior at Ryle High School attending the University of Kentucky; Clay Mettens, senior at Scott High School attending the University of South Carolina; and Lauren Hiller, senior at Scott High School attending Georgetown College. These essay winners were selected by a panel of five judges and were required to maintain a 3.0 GPA, a minimum ACT score of 21 and show service to their community.

HONOR ROLL Immaculate Heart of Mary 2008-2009 fourth quarter Saints Award Kindergarten

Hannah Ransom, Lilly Millay, Lizzie Farwick, Anjali McGrath, Kellen McGrath, Richie Blaney and Anna Eilerman.

Saints Award First Grade

Stephanie Grome, Jax Clark, Phillip Hoffman, Sarah Klear, Claire Cullen, Cole Kunstek, Erin Cheek, Brady Cline, Andrew Wagner, Nick Klaene, Connor Shea, Alyssa Land, Maddie Snodgrass and JD Meyer.

Saints Award Second Grade

Colleen Spellman, Noah Wilson, Kennedy Hill, Vincetta Kahmann, Lauren Magary, Kaylee Moore, Harrison Rich, Gracie Stevie, Dominic Branch, Jack Coldiron, Julia Cullen, Patrick Cummings, Reese Foster, Katie Glaser, Oli Marita, Patrick Merse, Madison Middendorf, Lauren Schutte, Genna Pettit, Jonah Plummer and Avery Mardis.

Saints Award Third Grade

Kennedy Brooks, Phillip Schirtzinger, Karoline Soltys, Sam Schutte, Sylvia Baker, Adam Fischer, Conor Hicks, Annie Neiheisel, Nick Rintala, Megan Allphin, Philip Bruni, Haley Cline, Hannah Foster, Clair Lange and Arlyn Shields.

All A Honor Roll Fourth Grade

Saints Award Fourth Grade

Abby Capozza, Brad Deters, Emma Duerstock, Kirk Grome, Emily McGrath, Savanna Stevie, Nick Tolbert, Will Wagner, Hannah Whitlock, Juliette Shields, Jackson Becker, Brittney Donovan, Jessica Goetz, Kaitlyn Goodridge, Tanner Krumpelman and Noah Tolbert.

All A Honor Roll Fifth Grade

Emily Beimesch, Nick Cumming, Katie Ruholt, Kassidy Schreiber, Lucas Timmerman, Allison Van Meter, Sarah Esselman, Joanna Rebitski, Paul Wallenhorst, Holly Blades, Hannah Bockweg, Chris Sanders, Nathan Carr, Allie Coldiron, Chloe Voelker, Morgan McNeely, Paul Rebitski and Madeline Wermeling.

A/B Honor Roll Fifth Grade

Julia Jones, Jack Nelter, Katie Steffen, Danielle Vogt, Keegan Barmore, Caroline Cullen, Mark Dvornak, Olivia Fischer, Becky Goebel, Will Jones, Grace Kahmann, Jacob Steins, Theresa Urban, Ben Darlington, Trevor Harms, McKenzie Jacob, Mary Katherine Otto, Abby Pleas, Robert Rebitski and Craig Williamson.

Saints Award Fifth Grade

Emily Beimesch, Riley Hogan, Kylie Smith, Meredith Wilde, Will Jones, Molly O’Connor, Leah Melching, Taylor Gade, Rachel O'Bryan, Morgan McNeely, Mary Katherine Otto and Madeline Hamlin.

All A Honor Roll Sixth Grade

Maddie Darlington, Brad Deters, Emma Duerstock, Emily McGrath, Savanna Stevie, Will Wagner, Courtney Ziegelmeyer, Paige Avery, Abby Glaser, Jessica Goetz, Connor Holden, Tanner Krumpelman, Noah Tolbert, Allison Villari and Emma VonLehman.

Nathan Freihofer, Connor Kunstek, Madeline Marita Thomas McGrath, Luke Tobergte, Kandis Arlinghaus, John Paul Ferraro, Adam Lannon, Connor McGinnis and Abby McLaughlin.

A/B Honor Roll Fourth Grade

A/B Honor Roll Sixth Grade

Lauren Ackley, Katie Bertke, Will Brady, Abby Capozza, Adam Conradi, Dalton Everett, Spencer Goode, Kirk Grome, Ava Thaman, Maggie Barnett, Jackson Becker, Renee Canterna, Brittney Donovan, Nick Ferraro, Kaitlyn Goodridge, Grace Jacobs, Marlena Kellam, Mitch Sallee, Dylan Silbernagel and Logan Weinfurtner.

Tony Bessler, Kelsey Cline, Brian Garcia, Taylor Matsko, Allie McGlade, Calvin Neltner, Emily Rose, Maria Topmiller, Samantha Conradi, Nick Fedders, Logan Gamm, Anthony Gillespie, Grace Goddard, Savannah Neace, Kyle Steiner, Bradley Whittle, Alex Barton, Ashley Brockman, Chandler Brooks, Susan Gripshover, Gail Marcos, Sam Thorburn and Grant Woodcock.

Saints Award Sixth Grade

A Florence couple aren’t letting retirement slow them down. Dave and Barb Whaley spent the last four years volunteering at Florence Elementary School by listening to students read to them every Thursday. The Whaleys were given the Bill Coleman Volunteer Award from Boone County Schools for their years of service. “If I were able to locate 25 couples like the Whaleys, my achievement scores would go up,” said Principal Charlie Walton. Both in their late 70s, the Whaleys plan to continue volunteering as long as they can. “It’s just something I love,” Dave said. Dave is a retired science

teacher and principal who spent his career either teaching complex lessons or running a school. “It’s just been nice to go back and do the basics,” he said. Having involvement from community members like the Whaleys is key to the success of Boone County Schools, said Superintendent Randy Poe. While the award was an honor, volunteering always boiled down to one thing, Barb said. “Both of us have a very special love for children,” she said. Their passion is catching on, and an elderly neighbor has begun joining the Whaleys at the school. Barb hopes that trend continues. “I just don’t understand why I see so many people wasting time in retirement – it’s what keeps me young,” Dave said.

Kirsten Bartlett, Tyler Cahill, Kelsey Cline, Molly Dietz, Brian Garcia, Megan Kathman, Calvin Neltner, Emily Rose, Sam Schroeder, Maria Topmiller, Grace Goddard, Kyle Steiner, Lisa Mullins, Colin Cunha, Ashley Brockman and John Paul Ferraro.

All A Honor Roll Seventh Grade

Ally Iglesias, Karlee Schreiber, Ryan Puckett, Ashley Bowdy, Michael Glaser, Trisha Marks and William Sanders.

A/B Honor Roll Seventh Grade

Mikaila Dvornak, Ed Feist, KC Grome, Kelsey Michael, Nick Rechtin, Emily Specht, Brianna Vollman, Maddie Weltzer, Samantha West, Dominic Bruni, Drew Esselman, Meredith Ziegelmeyer, Lou Cantrall, Jacob Plummer, Morgan Read, Annie Roch, Nathan Tolbert and Molly Williamson.

Saints Award Seventh Grade

Kelsey Michael, Karlee Schreiber, Emily Specht, Joe Mettey, Samantha West, Garrett Atchison, Caroline Blank, Dominic Bruni, Kelsey Delaney, Drew Esselman, Regina Fanelli, Tony Goebel, Jessica Handorf, Amanda Meagher, Ryan Puckett, Cassie Sallee, Meredith Ziegelmeyer, Michael Glaser, Nathan Tolbert, William Sanders, Kelly Kathman, Annie Roch, Molly Williamson, Moira Bertke, Jake Reams and Morgan Read.

All A Honor Roll Eighth Grade

Katie Gatti, Kevin Royal, Josie Plummer, Anna Trenkamp, Megan Beischel, Abbey Scherrer, Sydney Voss, Megan Barton, Abbey Bessler, Adam Goddard, Madeline Jacob, Cayla Kunstek, Alyssa Whittle and Emily Yocom.

A/B Honor Roll Eighth Grade

Kelly Coburn, Madeline Decker, Olivia Garcia, Kyle McMahon, Craig Rose, Eric Zimmer, Sabrina Landgren, Julia Edmonds, Grant Lyons, Michael Royal, Dorie McMahon, Michael Mettey, Brian Tobergte, Bobby Beatrice, Austin Dumas, Ethan Egbers, Mitchell Kuebbing and Tori Thaman.

Saints Award Eighth Grade

Madeline Decker, Olivia Garcia, Kevin Royal, Craig Rose, Megan Beischel, Abbey Scherrer, Julia Edmonds, Dorie McMahon, Abbey Bessler, Madeline Jacob and Mitchell Kuebbing.


Taylor Malott is surrounded by her father Mike, left, and Albert W. Vontz III, co-chairman of Heidelberg Distributing Co.

Malott wins scholarship Taylor Malott, a recent graduate of Boone County High School, has won a $1,500 tuition scholarship from Heidelberg Distributing Co. She was one of seven recipients of the 2009 Albert W. Vontz Jr. award which is given to children of Heidelberg employees. Her father, Mike Malott, is a warehouse supervisor at the

Cincinnati Heidelberg facility. Taylor, a Florence resident, will attend St. Catherin College near Bardstown where she will pursue a nursing degree. She won the Heidelberg scholarship based on her commitment to community service. Taylor volunteered over 550 hours at St. Luke West Hospital.


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June 25, 2009

COLLEGE CORNER National College

National College student Jackie Reay of Florence has been awarded a $1,200 Joseph E. Hurn Academic Performance Scholarship. Reay is attending the Florence campus of National College in the Reay surgical technology degree program. The Hurn Scholarship is awarded to full-time students who have completed their first year of studies at National College and maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The scholarship is one of several funded by National College that recognizes academic excellence. Students at every level, including those entering National College for the first time, are eligible to receive scholarships worth from $750 to $2,000 per academic year based on their academic performance. The college is dedicated to rewarding academic achievement and has allo-

cated more than $3 million annually for such scholarship aid. For information on National College, visit

Transylvania U.

Austin Brown and Elizabeth Beutel, graduating seniors at Larry A. Ryle High School, have been awarded Transylvania University’s William T. Y o u n g Scholarship. Student applicants participate in a highly competitive p r o c e s s Beutel based on grades and test scores, extracurricular activities, a written essay and a personal i n t e r v i e w. Brown Each scholarship covers tuition and the general fee for four years. The program is named in honor of the late William T. Young, former

chairman of Transylvania’s board of trustees and a Lexington civic leader and businessman. In high school, Brown was a member of the National Honor Society, Science Honor Society, Math Honor Society and Hispanic Honor Society. He was captain of the swim/dive team as well as a state finalist and team record holder. Brown coached a Special Olympics swim team and also performed a shadowship at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Brown is the son of James and Connie Brown of Union. In high school, Beutel was vice president of the French Honor Society, a member of National Honor Society, Math Honor Society and FBLA, and served as first lieutenant of the dance team. Beutel is a recipient of the Commonwealth Diploma as well as the Regional Young American Voices Award. She is a Kentucky Governor’s Scholar and a National Merit Semi-Finalist. Beutel is the daughter of Scott and Lisa Beutel of Florence. •


Notre Dame Academy graduate, Julie Ann Anderson, received Bachelor of Arts degrees from Transylvania University May 23 during a comAnderson mencement ceremony on the front steps of historic Old Morrison. Anderson, a business administration major and biology minor, graduated summa cum laude with honors in business administration. She is the daughter of Anthony and Nancy Anderson of Florence. Founded in 1780 as the nation’s 16th college and the first college west of the Allegheny Mountains. For more on the school, visit


The following Virginia Military Institute cadet is among the 249 cadets who graduated May 16. Daniel S. Johnson of Florence received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and modern languages and cultures. Graduating honors include Distinguished Graduate and Distinguished Military Grad and Army Com-

mission. Cadet Johnson’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Johnson and Dr. and Mrs. Jack D. Amis.


Gabrielle Butts of Florence, the daughter of Steve and Lisa Butts, has accepted a trustee Scholarship from Xavier University. She will graduate from St. Henry District High School, where she is active in soccer, basketball and student council. Butts plans to major in biology at Xavier.

Georgetown College

Kelsey Erin Ryan, daughter of Tom and Ronda Ryan of Florence, has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship and an Alumni Scholarship to attend Georgetown College. Ryan, a senior at Boone County High School, will receive the scholarship upon matriculation in the fall. Presidential Scholarships are renewable for four years. Recipients must maintain academic standard set fourth by the college. Alumni Scholarships are awarded to anyone whose parent or grandparent graduated from Georgetown College. For more about the school, visit

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Samantha Edwards of Union, the daughter of Rick and Jody Edwards, has accepted an Honor Award from Xavier University. She will graduate from B.A.V.E.L. High School, where she has worked as a professional model. Edwards plans to major in pre-pharmacy at Xavier. All incoming freshmen are evaluated for Xavier’s Trustee and Presidential Scholarships and the Honor and Schawe Awards and award levels vary. Tyler Humpert of Union, the son of William and Suzanne Humpert, has accepted an Honor Award from Xavier University. He will graduate from St. Henry District High School, where he is active in athletics, student council, and pep club. Humpert plans to major in business management at Xavier. All incoming freshmen are evaluated for Xavier’s Trustee and Presidential Scholarships and the Honor and Schawe Awards and award levels vary. For more on Xavier, visit

Daniel Jaindl, a resident of Florence, received a Juris Doctor degree from Ave Maria School of Law during the Law School’s Seventh Commencement Exercises held May 15. Jaindl was one of 87 students taking part in this year’s commencement. He is the son of Michael and Joan Jaindl. Jaindl earned his undergraduate degree at Xavier University and plans to take the bar examination for the state of Ohio this summer. This year’s graduates of Ave Maria School of Law have accepted positions with law firms, courts, governmental agencies and businesses across the country. For information on the school, visit

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Meredith Moore was recently awarded an academic scholarship from Sullivan University in Louisville. Scholarship winners are based on three areas: Sixth semester high school GPA, an essay on why and how they selected their career specialization and test scores. To maintain the scholarship students must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 3.0 or above GPA while attending Sullivan University. For information about the school, visit

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Coastal Carolina University student Kayla M. Keyes of Florence was recently named to the school’s Dean’s List for the spring 2009 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average; all students must be enrolled full-time to earn status on either list.

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The right moves

Randy Poe, Boone County superintendent, guides a few moves with Elizabeth Robinson and Morgan Berry, third-graders, during a special appearance from the “Chess Lady” at Florence Elementary School. All second- and third-graders have been involved in the First Move program all year long. Once a week the students are introduced to a new lesson by video from the Chess Lady. The students practice, review and play the game.

Young grads

Aaliyah Martinez and Lisa Sullinger patiently wait during the kindergarten graduation at Florence Elementary School.



NEWS FROM NKU A new Master of Arts in Education program at Northern Kentucky University, called the Teacher as Leader Program (TLP), has received approval by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board. The NKU Teacher as Leader Program is an interdisciplinary program designed and taught by faculty from across the College of Education and Human Services, across the university and with the assistance of school personnel. This collaboration with regional schools and districts, which began during the planning process, will continue with focus groups of teachers and administrators to assess the program’s relevance and impact. The program will feature many delivery systems including school-based activities; online components in all courses; and courses taught online, at alternate sites and with variable schedules. Each candidate will have direct experiences with students in school settings and with diverse populations. Candidates must demonstrate Kentucky Teacher Standards mastery of advanced criteria. The progress of each candidate will be monitored each semester and will be reviewed at each of three transition points for knowledge, skills and dispositions.

All graduates must successfully complete and present a collaborative action research project to university faculty, school colleagues, parents and other community members. NKU’s Teacher as Leader Program received approval May 18. It is the second program in Kentucky to be approved by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board. The first cohort will begin classes this summer.

NKU accepting applications for World Language Camp

Northern Kentucky University is now accepting applications for its popular World Language Camp for young people, ages 10-17, which will be held July 2024, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on the school’s Highland Heights campus. Classes will be offered in Chinese, French, Japanese and Spanish. Students will

conducting interviews, narrating sports events and cheering on their teams. This year the theme will be “Let’s celebrate!” Teaching candidates in NKU’s World Language Intensive Summer Institute Program (WLISIT) will teach classes for one week under the supervision of master teachers. At the end of the week, families will be invited to attend a final presentation and celebration. There will be a charge of $25 per student, which will cover

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Sams learns to lead Hard work, structure young Cooper team drive Ryle wrestler By James Weber

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Cooper High School hardly had any senior athletes last year because most chose to graduate with their original classes in the Boone County school district. That left the leadership roles on the new Jaguar teams to younger players, including athletes such as Katlyn Sams. Sams, who will be a junior this fall, played three sports for the Jaguars and was a co-captain and leader for them. Sams has been named Boone County’s Sportswoman of the Year as part of 26 winners from the Community Press and Recorder among 13 ballots. Athletes were nominated online, with winners being determined by online voting. A total of 89,674 votes were cast on all the ballots in Greater Cincinnati. “It means a lot, especially getting this over all the great athletes in Boone County,” Sams said. Sams is the starting setter for the volleyball team, which compiled a solid 8-11 record last year despite its youth. She was a starting guard and leading scorer in basketball, sometimes playing the point guard position. In softball, she was an infielder and one of the top hitters. Michelle Isaac, her head coach in both volleyball and softball, said Sams had to learn the setter position last summer. “You can’t do anything without a setter,” Isaac said. “She worked all summer to get where she needed to be. Now she owns the position. She’s no longer nervous, wondering ‘What am I doing?’ Now she’s in control.” “It was tough at first but I got into it and started understanding it more,” Sams said. Sams, who has been playing sports since kindergarten, knew she had to step up and be a leader. “Katlyn was an excellent leader,” said head girls’ basketball coach Shannon Turner. “It was tough because she was a sophomore and she really should have been learning from someone else in a typical situation. She really did a good job of stepping up in a rough season. She really maintained a positive attitude and set the tone.” “For being a new school there weren’t many older girls to look up to,” Sams said. “The younger under-

Since the school year ended, Michael Osborne has been working on his future, planning both next year and the following four. Osborne, who will be a senior at FILE PHOTO Ryle High Osborne Michael Osborne, right, during practice at Ryle. School this fall, has spent two weeks at Also on the Boone County ballot: the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Andrew Brown, Boone The first week was a County, football, basketball seminar preparing for a Craig Eisenmenger, St. potential life as a military Henry, basketball student. The second was a Steven McFarland, Boone wrestling camp preparing County, basketball him to advance to the next level in his favorite sport. Will Shuttleworth, Conner, “I’ve always wanted to baseball be in the military,” Osborne Ryan Thompson, Cooper, said. “I’ve always enjoyed a basketball challenge. It’s a very prestiAndrew Tursic, Ryle, cross country, track gious institution and it’s a big honor to go here. I want Tim Ruschell. “He came a to honor my country the few seconds short at the best way I can, and this is a state finals and I look for great way to do that. I can him to be a state champion be in the military and wresnext year. I couldn’t ask for tle at the same time.” a better person. He gets Osborne has been along with everybody. He named Boone County’s leads by his actions because Sportsman of the Year as he’s working harder than part of 26 winners from the everyone.” Community Press and Michael Osborne said he Recorder among 13 ballots. likes helping younger guys Athletes were nominated with wrestling. online, with winners being “My brother wrestles. determined by online votSometimes the coaches ing. A total of 89,674 votes need extra help. My coachwere cast on all the ballots es taught me a lot so I in Greater Cincinnati. decided I need to give Osborne, of Union, was back,” he said. state runner-up last FebruWhen not wrestling, FILE PHOTO ary at 119 pounds, losing a Osborne is involved with Michael Osborne competes in the 2009 4-2 decision in the final. the Young Life Christian state final at 119 pounds. “Being in the state finals ministry. His mother said was a good experience,” he of a cadet. brother Brett, who will be a said. “I was extremely dis“You had to get up really seventh-grader at Gray appointed losing in a close early and do physical train- Middle School, is a fellow match to a very tough ing in the morning,” wrestler who looks up to opponent. It’s very motivat- Osborne said. “We talked to him. ing. I don’t want to walk off cadets about their life and “(Michael) is in a differthe mat next year as any- we did push-ups and they ent league from (his parthing but a state champ. It’s yelled at us for hours. They ents),” she said. “He’s realalways in the back of my showed us what a commit- ly taken the best qualities of mind when I’m training.” ment it was going to be and each of us and expanded on The two weeks at the Air how hard it was going to them. He has great mentors Force have been training be.” - his teammates and coachhim to look ahead. The His mother, Lori es. The people at Ryle have wrestling camp included a Osborne, said her son fin- done such a great job and five-mile run up and down ished second in a fitness he has done so much with the Rocky Mountains. The assessment at the military his talent.” military session included seminar. She said Michael is Soon after coming home the expected tough training always looking ahead to his from Colorado, Osborne will spend five weeks at Centre next goal. “Instead of focusing on College in Danville for a Scouting Report what he just did, he’ll look Governor’s Scholar proforward to the next chal- gram. He carries a 3.7 GPA. • Ryle High School Class of For the short term, havlenge,” she said. “He’ll plan 2010. ing a great last year at Ryle his tactics for his next goal. • State runner-up at 119 He should celebrate a little is his top goal. pounds in the 2009 state “It’s a really good bit more.” wrestling tournament. Osborne was a co-cap- school,” he said. • Fourth place at 112 in 2008 and a three-time state “It’s given me a lot of tain of last year’s Raiders qualifier overall. team, which had several opportunities and I have • Regional champion the seniors. He is looking for- really good coaches. I attribpast two years. ward to an expanded lead- ute my success to the • 47-5 record last season, coaches and the program. If ership role this year. 138 career wins overall to rank “He helps out with the you’re willing to put in the in the top five in Ryle wrestling youth wrestlers in our prac- work here, you’ll be suchistory. tices,” said Ryle head coach cessful.” • Co-captain of wrestling

Katlyn Sams’ Favorites TV show: “Law & Order: SVU” Movie: “Elf” Food: Italian Sports to watch: College athletics in general Hero: My sister Subject: Science


Cooper’s Katlyn Sams (right) hits one against Conner last season.

Also on the Boone County ballot: Jacy Bradley, Boone, basketball, Chelsea Courtney, Boone County, cross country, swimming and diving Lindsey Goderwis, St. Henry, cheerleader Kaitlin McCulloch, Boone, soccer Maya Pillai, St. Henry, basketball and soccer Kelsey Robinson, Conner, softball Kelsey Ryan, Boone County, cheerleader Heather Sandlin, Boone County, basketball Kayla Ziegler, St. Henry, soccer


Katlyn Sams (25) digs a ball last season. classmen had to step up and lead the team and I think we did a great job. “Basketball was probably the toughest because they were very inexperienced girls. We had to go over the rules of the game for some of them, and the coaches were very understanding about that.” Sams learned sports from her older sister, Ryle graduate Meredith Sams, who she said has been a big influence on her life. “She’s become a leader because a lot of the teams she played on in middle school looked at her as a leader and she has adapted to it in high school,” said their mother, Deanna Sams of Burlington. “She gets along with everybody. She’s very friendly.” Isaac said, “She has great parents. They pick her

up when she’s down. She has a great support system.” Balancing three sports means a busy summer for Sams. On a recent June day, she spent several hours at Cooper’s volleyball camp then went on an outing with the basketball team. Her coaches say she doesn’t slight any sport. “She is a strong athlete all around,” Turner said. “She dedicates herself to each one. She works hard at everything and she is successful in every sport. I have her in class, and I tell my players a really great athlete is a really great student, too.” Sams is looking forward to two more years at Cooper and helping to build her three programs from scratch. She enjoyed Cooper’s landmark softball win over Boone County this spring even though she was injured and couldn’t play in the game. “I want to be more of a leader and set more goals for the team,” she said. “We’re not going to stop playing against Boone and Conner and think we’ve already lost. We’re going to work through it and play to win.”

Scouting Report • Cooper High School Class of 2011. • Leading scorer on basketball team with 10 points per game. Played guard. • Starting setter on volleyball team. • Infielder on softball team and one of team’s top hitters. • Co-captain. • Works with youth sports camps. • Excellent student.

team. • Helps coach youth wrestling and football. • Member of Young Life Christian ministry. • Named to National Honor Society and Math Honor society. • Kentucky Governor’s Scholar.

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Do your share Preparation for 2011 during smog season

to local media Warm weather is immersing outlets to find the Tristate, which means smog out when a season is upon us! The Ohiosmog alert has Kentucky-Indiana Regional been issued; Council of Governments (OKI) interested indiasks that everyone do their share viduals can also for cleaner air this summer to call 1-800-621reduce smog and improve the SMOG and sign region’s air quality. Katie Lauber up to receive a “Smog is dangerous because it is an environmental concern that Community smog alert notification when an can negatively affect a person’s Recorder alert is issued. health,” said OKI Board President guest Luckily, there and Campbell County Judge Execcolumnist are many simple utive Steve Pendery. changes every“That is why preventing and reducing smog pollution is impor- one can make to reduce smog and tant for everyone in the Tristate keep the air clean including: carpooling, walking region.” or riding a bike Smog is especially harmful to Smog is dangerous because it short distances, restricts the lungs from refueling and children, the elderly, and those absorbing oxygen, which using gasoline powered lawn with respiratory makes breathing very difficult. equipment after problems. Smog is danInhaling this pollutant can 8 p.m., maintaining vehicles, gerous because it cause short-term health conserving elecrestricts the lungs problems such as shortness tricity, limiting from absorbing oxygen, which of breath, chest pains and car idling, and spreading the makes breathing wheezing. clean air mesvery difficult. sage to friends, Inhaling this pollutant can cause short-term health family and coworkers. Doing these things will have problems such as shortness of breath, chest pains and wheezing. positive health effects and help It can also cause more damag- improve the environment. These ing long-term health problems steps can also save money! “It doesn’t take much effort to such as chronic inflammation of lung tissue, increased respiratory change your daily habits and symptoms, heart attacks, lung become a clean air advocate,” said OKI Executive Director Mark disease and chronic bronchitis. Smog can also have a harmful Policinski. “Simply being conand lasting impact on the environ- scious of your decisions and planment including plants and trees. ning ahead can make a significant Constant smog pollution can alter difference.” For more information and addiand seriously disturb environmentional tips to reduce air pollution, tal growth over time. Smog alerts are issued when visit or call there are high levels of pollution 1-800-621-SMOG. in the presence of sunlight, high Katie Lauber is the Clean Air program temperatures and little cloud covassistant for the Ohio- Kentuckyerage. Indiana Regional Council of It is important to pay attention Governments.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

What features would you like to see included in a health care reform plan? “Not sure what I want, but I don’t want anything that resembles the Canadian or European plan. That would wreck what we already have.” C.J.W. Florence “Downsize involvement!”

government J.B.

“Letting you choose between keeping the private insurance you have, and a public health insurance plan. We need a public option to keep not only the insurers and the politicians but also – perhaps more important – the regulators, honest!” Duke

Next questions What is your favorite Fourth of July event? Why do you like it? Every week the Community Recorder asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to kynews@community with Chatroom in the subject line. “Reform can sometimes do more harm then good. Regulate the industry a little better but let the system work.” M.C. “All health care needs to cover preventative screenings. Mammograms, colonoscopies and such are much too important for health insurance companies to not cover them.” J.H.

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Are you prepared for 2011 (historically speaking)? The year 1811 was known as “Annus Mirabilis” here in the United States. The Roman Latin term could be applied to the events of that year in an endearing, wondrous way or in a terrible and frightening one, depending on one’s perspective. If you had been one of the witnesses of the terrestrial and astrological events that occurred that year, then you would be more inclined to translate it “the year of disasters.” For one just sitting back and retrospectively reviewing all the occurrences of 1811, “year of wonders” may be the translation chosen. In either case, 1811 was not one easily forgotten, and even today is still used as a significant reference point in the history of natural disasters and stupendous occurrences. There is a wealth of learning and fascination in the history of this era related to Kentucky and the frontier and the settlement of our young nation. At the same time, it marked the tragic end of our relationship with the Native Americans and the beginning of their eventual displacement. So many significant and important events, occurrences and natural history phenomena took place in 1811.


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The year 1811 was known as “Annus Mirabilis” here in the United States. The Roman Latin term could be applied to the events of that year in an endearing, wondrous way or in a terrible and frightening one, depending on one’s perspective. Madrid Earthquake today! The destruction, devastation and death would be unimaginable to us. It was so powerful; it rang church bells all the way to the New England coast. It caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards and to completely change its course in many areas of the South. It actually formed the 18,000-acre Reelfoot Lake, and isolated and created Kentucky Bend, a part of Kentucky that is totally surrounded by Tennessee and Missouri and landlocked from Kentucky. The Boone County Historic Preservation Review Board meets at 5 p.m. the second Thursday of every month. Meetings are open to the public. For more information about Historic Preservation in Boone County please contact the Review Board at 859-334-2111 or The Review Board is online at

Americans want real health reform Like millions of Americans, I recognize the need for health care reform. Many Kentuckians I talk to are rightly worried about rising healthcare costs, and far too many go without coverage at all. We can all agree that Congress should enact meaningful reform to address these problems. The question is: what kind of reform? Taking the wrong course would leave millions of Americans worse off by taking away the coverage they already have and like. America has watched nervously in recent months as the federal government has nearly taken over the banking industry, major insurance companies, and now the auto industry. If some liberals in Congress get their way, health care is next – and people won’t like the results. A government-run health insurance plan, as some are urging, may seem like a great option at first, but in reality would soon become the only option. That’s because private companies couldn’t possibly compete with government, which could use an unlimited amount of taxpayer money, dictate prices to doctors and undercut current coverage for millions. Nonpartisan experts have estimated that enacting this so-called option could cause 119 million Americans to lose their current insurance and end up in a government-run plan. And that’s where our real troubles would begin. As we see in countries that already have government-run health care, once government takes over, it starts limiting access. Imagine your health care brought to you by the same bureaucrats who run the Department of Motor Vehicles. Unelected, unaccountable boards get to decide whether you are eligible for surgery, or if you receive a lifesaving drug. And they could make the same

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Recall such documented natural phenomena as the great massive squirrel migration, the appearance of the great comet, the solar eclipse, Don Clare the terrible New Boone Madrid earthand its County quake aftershocks, all Historic occurring in conPreservation junction with the Review Board appearance of a supernatural “fire boat” which was actually the New Orleans, the very first steamboat to ever conquer the great inland river system of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, making it from Pittsburgh to New Orleans by means of harnessing its own selfgenerated steam power and applying it to a mechanical propulsion system. Then there occurs the culmination of years of confrontations, conflicts, national and regional strategies (both political and private) between the land-hungry speculators and the frontiersmen and settlers against the indigenous Native Americans, as the year 1811 marked the end of the epic story of Tecumseh, his brother the Prophet in their fight against their myriad white military counterparts. Imagine a repeat of the New

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decisions for your mother and father, husband or wife, or sick child. This horrific scenario is real for our neighbors to the north Sen Mitch in Canada, who McConnell live with a government-run Community healthcare sysRecorder tem. guest One Canadian columnist doctor wrote in the Wall Street Journal recently of an Ontario woman named Sylvia de Vries who rushed to Michigan to have a large tumor removed from her abdomen. The Michigan doctor told that if not for the operation, she would have died within weeks. In her native Canada, she was still on the surgery waiting list. I think that Americans who are satisfied with their current plan should be allowed to keep it, and I will oppose any attempt to install a government-run plan. Americans don’t want to see the healthcare coverage they already have and like go away. However, there are some positive steps government can take to make health care less expensive and more accessible. Runaway lawsuits drive up health care costs and limit access to health care in many places, including Kentucky. These suits make the amount doctors have to pay in medical malpractice insurance so high, many have been forced to limit the care they provide, and a number of hospitals have stopped delivering babies. Placing reasonable limits on medical-liability lawsuits can lower costs and bring doctors back to many parts of Kentucky and elsewhere. Congress can also fix a funda-

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Americans don’t want to see the health care coverage they already have and like go away. However, there are some positive steps government can take to make health care less expensive and more accessible. mental unfairness in the tax laws concerning health care. Right now, companies that provide health insurance to their employees can deduct the cost of those premiums from their taxes. But individuals who purchase their own coverage cannot. That leaves many families paying more or going without altogether. We can and should change this. While small businesses create the vast majority of new jobs in this country, many of them struggle to provide health insurance for their employees. Government should help these entrepreneurs and their employees, not burden them with new taxes or mandates that will kill jobs. Also, most insurance plans will help pay for people when they get sick, but don’t do enough to encourage people to stay healthy. I will work to make sure that any health care reform Congress enacts provides incentives for prevention and wellness. Common-sense solutions like these are the answers Americans are looking for when they call on government to do something about health care. They will lower costs and expand access to care. But government shouldn’t take away the quality health care that millions of Americans already have and like. That would be a prime example of the “cure” – in this case, a government takeover of health care – proving worse than the disease. McConnell is a U.S. Senator from Kentucky.


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Billijo Piper stands in front of her matchcover collection which she estimates is around 100,000.


The medical team of Primary Pediatrics in Florence posed for a picture in the waiting room. Clockwise from left: Dr. Michael Fiedler, Dr. Sheila Harmeling, Dr. Amanda Dropic and Kristie Thelen, ARNP.

Doctors go beyond healing By Emily Teaford

A pediatrics firm in Florence is more focused on knowing and helping patients than making money. Primary Pediatric’s business model may seem unnatural, but Dr. Sheila Cahill Harmeling said that everything seems to work. “We take care of our patients first, our staff second, and everthing else third,” Cahill Harmeling said. Dr. Michael Fiedler said that each of the doctors answer calls after hours and will make house calls if the situation calls for them. “If it’s difficult for (a patient) to get here we will

go out to see them. Sometimes our co-pay is a dozen eggs,” Fiedler said. Fiedler also said that the group tries to make patients and parents feel comfortable. ‘We are a small practice by design,” Fiedler said. “We enjoy knowing our patients very well and we have fun this way.” Primary Pediatrics saw over 4,000 patients in the last two years. Along with seeing patients, the doctors also serve the community by volunteering at local schools. Along with Drs. Cahill Harmeling and Fiedler is Dr. Amanda Dropic and pediatric nurse practitioner Kristie Thelen.

Ollie’s Skatepark in Florence


Learn how to skateboard

Every Saturday, Ollie’s Skatepark in Florence offers skateboard lessons from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. No appointment is needed for the lesson. Just show up and get two hours of skate time with an instructor. For more information, visit or call 525-9505. Ollie’s Skatepark is located at 8171 Dixie Highway.

Help build a skatepark

No manual labor necessary, just come out to the Southgate House’s Newport Skatepark Benefit Concert, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17. The benefit features local bands like The Lion’s Rampant and The Frankl Project. The proceeds of the bene-

fit will go towards the building of a new concrete skatepark in Newport. For more information, visit or call 431-2201. The Southgate House is located at 24 East 3rd St. in Newport.

Support our troops

Show your support by attending “Soiree for the Soldiers” at the Madison Event Center this Friday, June 26, from 7:15 to 11:30 p.m. The event will feature a buffet dinner, cash bar and entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Yellow Ribbon Support Center. For more information, call 586-0600 or visit The Madison Event Center is located at 700 Madison Ave. in Covington

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Piper has collected hundreds of specialized matchcovers. Picture is a tray of political themed matchcovers.

Collecting matchbooks strikes her interest By Emily Teaford

In a small backroom of a cabin-like house in Florence, more than 100,000 matchbooks sit waiting to be looked at. A wall of shelves is fully stocked from side to side with binders. There is a display of handmade matchbook birdhouses and a lamp filled with matchbooks as decoration. Billijo Piper is a collector. She has bobbleheads, post cards and Barbies just to name a few. But among those collections sits her impressive matchbook collection. In 1989, a friend from church invited her to a matchbook club meeting. “I collect everything, there’s hardly anything I don’t collect. I’d never heard of anybody that collected matches, I thought that was the dumbest thing,” Piper said. “I have got like 10,000 postcards but who collects matches?” After she attended her first meeting, however, she found her love for matchbooks. Describing her favorite sets she uses words like cute and darEMILY TEAFORD/ STAFF ling, lovingly turning the pages of an Billijo Piper shows a book of matchcovers. album that contains a set of matchbooks. Piper said that there are different “I collect what interests me. types of matchbook collections. FeaThey’ve got to strike my fancy. At the tures showcase a picture on the actual end of the day, it’s all just stuff,” Piper matches. There are also combos which said. is when a matchbook is accompanied

by something else from the restaurant or origin of the matchbook. Currently Piper is working on collecting a matchbook from every county in Kentucky. There are 120 counties. “They’re probably out there, it’s just a matter of finding them. I’d say I have half,” Piper said. “The smaller counties are the hard ones to get but I’m sure at one time there was a bar or a store that did have a matchbook.” Because of local smoking bans, Piper said it has been harder to find matchbooks at restaurants. “Most all the bars still have them but I won’t go in a bar,” Piper said. She said that the first thing she asks in a restaurant is if they have any matches. Lately she said that people have been telling her no because of the smoking bans. “Matches are used for lighting fires and candles and other things, not just cigarettes, and it’s the cheapest form of advertising.” Piper said. Piper belongs to five matchbook clubs and the one in the area is called the Tri-state Cardinal Matchcover Club. She said that being part of a club is a way of connecting with other collectors. “There are collectors that have five times as much (as me), millions. Compared to them mine is just a small collection,” Piper said.

Join us Friday for ‘chat party’ The chat this Friday, June Hey moms, you’re invit26, will be from 9 p.m. to mided to a party Friday night. night. At the end, we’ll draw There’ll be lively conversation, laughs and even Karen for 10 winners of tickets each to cocktails if you’re in the Gutiérrez two see “Mamma Mia!” mood. The best part: You don’t managing at the Aronoff Cenneed a baby sitter or a new editor ter for the Performing Arts opening outfit. The festivities all take night, July 14. place online, at CincyMomsTickets to this fun musical, featurEvery few weeks or so ing the greatest hits on Friday nights, we start a of ABBA, are $70, discussion on the site that so this giveaway is a great opportuniwe call our Friday Night Chat Party. Everyone jumps in to chat about ty to see a top-rated show. We’ll be having another chat party anything and everything in a faston the following Friday, July 3, for paced, often silly way. On a recent Friday, for instance, another 10 “Mamma Mia!” winners. We hope you’ll join us, as we love chat-party topics ranged from bra shopping to Zac Efron to babies fight- new people. To find instructions for the chat party, please go to Momsing bedtimes. In total, there were 759 posts made About 7,000 women in Cincinnati in our chat party that night. To add some excitement, we give and Northern Kentucky visit our site away movie or show tickets after the each day. The great thing about our chats is chat is over. Everyone who participated in the that you get to “meet” other moms chat is automatically entered in the and discover what you have in comticket drawing, and the more you post mon, before trying to meet anyone in in the chat, the greater your chances person. We often see moms joining our site to win.

And the Hot Dads are … Winner of the Hot Dads voting was Joe Yunger of Taylor Mill. Winner of the random drawing was Mike Templin of Colerain Township. They will be throwing the first pitch at baseball games downtown July 27 and 28. To see all 180 Hot Dad submissions, go to www. and immediately trying to set up playdates in real-life. This doesn’t work all that well, because our members like to get to know people first through conversation on the site – it helps everyone feel more comfortable. For more on how to get started on, please visit our basic instructions and welcome message at We look forward to “seeing” you on Friday! Karen Gutiérrez is managing editor of Reach her at, and follow local mom topics on


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Stargazer Night, 8:30 p.m. Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road. After-hours exploring some of God’s stellar creations. With Dr. Jason Lisle giving devotion and a planetarium showing. $24.95, $19.95 members. Registration required. 888-582-4253. Petersburg.

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The Artist as Diarist, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sandra Small Gallery, 291-2345. Covington. Photography by Kari Strunk, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Bean Haus, 431-2326. Covington.


Friday Food Fun Group, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road. New and experienced cooks share knowledge and tips on food preparation. Free. Registration requested. 586-6101. Burlington.


Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, Ky. 18 and Camp Ernst Road. From apples to zucchini, and everything in between. With perennial plants, there are annuals and hanging baskets for all occasions. Presented by Boone County Cooperative Extension Service. 586-6101. Burlington. Kinman Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Kinman Farms, 4175 Burlington Pike. Fresh produce, baked goods, pumpkins, flowers, and more. 6892682. Boone County.


Family Movie Nights, 7:30 p.m. “Adventures of Despereaux.” Starring Matthew Broderick, Tracey Ullman, Emma Watson and Sigourney Weaver. Rated G. North Pointe Elementary School, 875 North Bend Road. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Rain moves show to alternate location. All ages. Free. Presented by Boone County Parks. 334-2283. Hebron.


Creation Museum’s Blood Drive, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road. Donate time and a pint of blood to men, women and children of the area. Share the gift of life. Presented by Hoxworth Blood Center. 513-558-1296. Petersburg.


Natural Selection is Not Evolution, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road. Series of displays explores where creation and evolution agree. Includes dog skull and Darwin’s finches displays. Last admission one hour before close. Free with admission: $22.95, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12. 888-5824253. Petersburg.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m. 1st and 10 Sports Bar, 10358 Dixie Hwy, $2. 817-0664. Florence.


Jack Trigger, 9:30 p.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, $3. 426-0490. Fort Wright.


Jamey Johnson, 8 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. Country songwriter, musician and singer. $15. 491-2444. Covington. Summer Concert Series, 6 p.m. Aleatory. Crestview Hills Town Center, 2929 Dixie Highway, Clock tower. Bring seating. Free. 341-4353. Crestview Hills.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. 261-2365. Covington.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 7:05 p.m. vs. Lake Erie Crushers. Fireworks Friday. Champion Window Field, 7950 Freedom Way. VIP includes wait service. $10 VIP, $8.50, $6 lawn. Presented by Florence Freedom Professional Baseball. 594-4487. Florence.


Last Call Trivia, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave. Cash prizes. 261-1029. Latonia.


Cork and Fork Cooking Class, 2 p.m. Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd. Cooking demonstrations with wine pairings. With Arthur Leech. $30. Reservations required. 426-1042. Crestview Hills.


Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. MainStrasse Village, Main Street, promenade. Mushrooms, onions, apples, baked goods, pumpkins, cut flowers and more. Presented by Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market. 2922163. Covington. Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington. Kinman Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Kinman Farms, 689-2682. Boone County.


New Sleepcat Band, 7 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 261-2365. Covington.


Saving Stimpy, 10 p.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Ages 21 and up. $3. 426-0490. Fort Wright. Crosstie, 10 p.m. Peecox II, 356-1440. Independence.


Skateboard Lessons, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Ollie’s Skatepark, 8171 Dixie Hwy. Equipment rentals available. Free skating after lessons. $20. 525-9505. Florence.


Flea Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Community of Faith Presbyterian Church, 1400 Highland Pike. Items from 25 cents to $25. Rain or shine. Table rental available, $15. 331-7087. Fort Wright.


Plenty of Fish Meet and Greet Singles Party, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 261-1029. Latonia.


Carnivorous Plants Workshop, 11 a.m. and noon and 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road. $2.50 with admission: $21.95 ages 13-59, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. Registration required. 888-582-4253. Petersburg.


Legomania by Sam Lapin, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike. Build LEGO creation. Bring own LEGOs or use LEGOs supplied by master builder. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665. Burlington.


Natural Selection is Not Evolution, 9 a.m.6 p.m. Creation Museum, 888-582-4253. Petersburg.


Jeff Henry, 8 p.m. Behle Street Cafe, 50 E. RiverCenter Blvd. 291-4100. Covington. Lap Dulcimer Concert, noon-2 p.m. Appalachian and Celtic music. With Dinah Shelley, Janet Lucas, Elaine and Chuck Caldwell. Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, 411 E. 10th St. 261-4287. Newport. Two Old Guys With Guitars, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Josh’s Taverne & Grill, 2477 Royal Drive, Menu available from 3-11 p.m. Free. 3447850. Fort Mitchell.


ETC, 10 p.m. Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 342-7000. Erlanger.


July For Kings, 8 p.m.-11:40 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. CD Release Party. With Cavashawn. $8. 800-745-3000. Covington.

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Beginner Square Dance Class, 7:30 p.m. Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike. Casual dress. Smooth-soled shoes required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427. Covington.


MainStrasse Village Goettafest and River Raid Renaissance Festival, noon-11 p.m. MainStrasse Village, 491-0458. Covington.


Mick Noll throws goetta dogs on the grill at Fountain Square during the kickoff for Glier’s Goettafest last summer. Before that event, MainStrasse Village hosts its own Goettafest. The MainStrasse version will take place Friday, June 26 (5-11 p.m.), Saturday, June 27 (noon-11 p.m.) and Sunday, June 28 (noon-9 p.m.). Food will include goetta pizza, goetta reubens, goetta balls, goetta chedda’ cheese, goetta chili and more. For more information, visit


Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. Midwest Sliders. Party in the Ballpark. Champion Window Field, 594-4487. Florence. S U N D A Y, J U N E 2 8


MainStrasse Antiques, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. MainStrasse Village, Main Street. Promenade, Sixth Street. Parking in Fifth Street lot free. Rain or shine. Free. 468-4820. Covington.


Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington. Kinman Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Kinman Farms, 689-2682. Boone County.


Prime and Wine, 4 p.m.-midnight, Reserve Restaurant and Piano Lounge, Newport on the Levee. Twelve-ounce applewood smoked prime rib with salad, potato, vegetable, dessert and glass of wine. $25. Reservations requested. 431-7373. Newport.


Photography by Kari Strunk, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Bean Haus, 431-2326. Covington.

Natural Selection is Not Evolution, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Creation Museum, 888-5824253. Petersburg.



Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington. Kinman Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Kinman Farms, 689-2682. Boone County.

Bluegrass Jam, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., first floor. With Scott Risner. 4916659. Covington.


Baumann & Feist, 2 p.m. Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42. Blend of jazz and classical Indian music. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665. Florence.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. Midwest Sliders. Family Day Sunday. Champion Window Field, 594-4487. Florence.

Hex Squares, 7 p.m. Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike. Western square dance club specializing in hexagon style for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427. Covington.

Senior Fitness Class, 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Walton Senior Center, 44 N. Main St. Simple stretching and toning exercises. Drop-ins welcome. Free. Presented by Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. 485-7611. Walton.


Drinking Liberally NKY, 7:30 p.m. Theme: Current Events. Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave. Drinks, networking and conversation. Free. Presented by Drinking Liberally NKY. 261-1029. Latonia.

Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington. Kinman Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Kinman Farms, 689-2682. Boone County.


Community Blood Drive, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Independence Fire District Station One, 1980 Delaware Crossing. Donors get free T-shirt. Free. Registration recommended. Presented by Hoxworth Blood Center. 356-2011. Independence. Health Screening, 9 a.m.-noon, Burlington Family Chiropractic, 2612 Burlington Pike. Blood pressure, height, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Walk-ins welcome. Free. Appointment recommended. 746-2225. Burlington.


Chess Club, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42. All ages and levels. Instruction available. 342-2665. Florence.


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Natural Selection is Not Evolution, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Creation Museum, 888-5824253. Petersburg.

Carnivorous Plants Workshop, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Creation Museum, 888582-4253. Petersburg. Natural Selection is Not Evolution, noon-6 p.m. Creation Museum, 888-582-4253. Petersburg.





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Wednesday Walk, 10 a.m. Boone County Arboretum at Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Shelter 2. Staff member led walk. Questions and discussion about horticulture encouraged. Bring walking shoes. Free. Presented by Boone County Cooperative Extension Service. 586-6101. Union.


Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington. Kinman Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Kinman Farms, 689-2682. Boone County.


Community Blood Drive, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Lookout Corporate Center, 1717 Dixie Highway, All donors receive free T-shirt. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments recommended. Presented by Hoxworth Blood Center. 2832018. Fort Wright.


Leap for Health, 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Boone County Farmers Market, Ky. 18 and Camp Ernst Road. Ages 3-6. Hear story, taste food and do activity to learn about healthy habits. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Cooperative Extension Service. 586-6101. Burlington.


Natural Selection is Not Evolution, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Creation Museum, 888-5824253. Petersburg.

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


Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington. Kinman Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Kinman Farms, 689-2682. Boone County.


Natural Selection is Not Evolution, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Creation Museum, 888-5824253. Petersburg.


Jeff Henry, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Bulldogs Roadhouse, 2015 Declaration Drive, 363-4400. Independence.


Fat Tuesday, 7 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. Royal Palm Orchestra with Bill Gemmer, director. 261-2365. Covington.

VOLUNTEER EVENTS PROVIDED New Kids on the Block perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave. Performing with them are Jesse McCartney and Jabbawockeez. Tickets are $87, $67. Call 800-745-3000 or visit

Dig in the Dirt, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Lunch provided. Boone County Arboretum at Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road. Bring favorite gardening tool. Crew will weed, mulch, plant and tend flower beds, prune and more. 5866101. Union.

PROVIDED “Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys” comes to the Aronoff Center Friday-Sunday, June 26-28. It is based on the Nickelodeon cartoon. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15-$35. Call 800-982-2787 or visit


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A summertime reflection on human sexuality Summertime offers a visual smorgasbord of the human body. Warm air, less clothing, swimming, jogging and sunbathing draw attention and create sexual interest. Regardless of season, our culture celebrates the human body on stage, screen, TV and fashion. Immature and exaggerated as it may be, our focus on the body is a moving away from a centurieslong appraisal of negativity. The body for so long was seen as a prison for the spirit. Some earlier religions and philosophies believed that the best thing that could happen is when we die and are released from our bodies. Now we hold that there is a wholesome unity between body and soul. Our bodies are honorable and essential components of being human. A healthy and spiritual under-

standing of human sexuality has not had good allies. Many moderns think that sexual restrictiveness is the result of Christianity and that the ancients were free of them. Quite the contrary. A perusal of Greek and Roman philosophy shows otherwise. In the “Phaedo,” Plato declared, “It seems that so long as we are alive, we shall continue closest to knowledge if we avoid as much as we can all contact and association with the body unless absolutely necessary.” Aristotle was particularly critical of the pleasures of touch and taste. Western beliefs and church attitudes about sex were especially influenced by Stoicism. Stoics took a stern view of sexual pleasure. Mastery of the mind should be maintained even in marriage. It is wrong to lust after another

man’s wife, and equally wrong to lust after one’s own wife. Augustine thought “for a couple to copulate for any purpose other than procreation was debauchery.” St. Paul, influenced by Hellenism, saw marriage as a concession to human weakness. Since the 1960s, we have been blundering and stumbling toward a more mature and wholesome attitude toward human sexuality. We’re certainly not there yet. A misuse of sex still lies at the heart of many social and psychological problems: rape, incest, pornography, abortion, pedophilia, even casual hooking-up and friends with benefits are all Exhibit A in evidence against a wholesome integration of sexuality into our lives. It’s as though since the 1960s we have made progress from a negative childish attitude toward

sex, and have now arrived at a collective adolescent stage where narcissism and indulgence reign – but still not a responsible appreciation and use. Years ago Fulton Sheen wrote, “Sex is the most psychosomatic of human functions. There is nothing else in which body and soul, finite and infinite, flesh and spirit are so closely intertwined. When sex and love are allowed to link the two, peace and joy result. When flesh and spirit are divorced, and sex is sought alone, boredom and ennui result.” Where are the men who will help in sexuality’s integration? In “Adam’s Return,” Father Richard Rohr, O.F.M., writes, “The most loving men I have met, the most generous to society and to life, are usually men who also have a lusty sense of life, beauty, pleasure, and sex – but they have very realistic expectations of

them. Smaller p l e a s u r e s become a stairFather Lou way and an invitation to Guntzelman higher ones … Perspectives They offer a first taste but then create a taste for something more and something higher. This is the necessary training of the lover archetype.” Such men respect sex, women and God’s gifts. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

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June 25, 2009

‘Orange’ you glad Rita tried again? As I write this column, I’m waiting on clone No. 4 of the Orange Dreamsicle Cake like Fireside Restaurant in Georgetown, and a number of other restaurants’ versions, to cool so I can frost it. I’m taking it to Channel 19 for a live cooking demo tomorrow morning. I know Rob Williams and Sheila Gray, along with Frank Marzullo, Dan Romito and the rest of the crew will have the same reaction as everyone else I’ve tested it on – Delicious! After trying various ways to make it taste “right,” all I can tell you is this is as close as I’m ever going to get to this restaurant favorite. Even after eating all my mistakes, I still love the cake, and the topping even more. Now the restaurants usually make a two or three layer cake. I’m sure you can do that by adjusting the baking time downwards. I made mine in a 9-by-13 pan because it was easier,

especially since my husband kept chiding me with “are you still fooling with that – Rita isn’t it Heikenfeld time to Rita’s kitchen m o v e on?” Easy for him to say.

Rita’s orange dreamsicle/ creamsicle cake clone

1 package (18.25 ounces) lemon supreme cake mix 1 small package orange Jell-O (3 ounces) 1 ⁄3 cup vegetable oil 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon orange extract 11⁄4 cups orange juice 1 ⁄4 teaspoon unsweetened orange Kool-Aid Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9-by13 pan with cooking spray. Place cake mix, Jell-O,

Pineapple cream cheese topping Beat together:


Rita’s version of Dreamsicle cake that she took to the Fox 19 crew. oil, eggs, and orange extract in mixing bowl. Add orange juice and Kool-Aid and beat on low until moistened. Increase to medium and beat a few minutes longer. The batter will be smooth. Pour into pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Don’t overbake. If cake humps up in the center, when you take it out of the oven, put a folded towel over it and press down with your hands. Voilà – a perfectly even cake (what you are doing is pressing the air out). Let it cool while making the topping.

1 can, about 20 ounces, crushed pineapple, drained or not, whatever you like (undrained your frosting will be a little softer – I like that version since it has more flavor) 3 ounces cream cheese, softened Package (3.5 ounces ) instant vanilla pudding

Then fold in:

8 ounces or so thawed whipped topping Spread on cooled cake and garnish as desired.

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Make a double batch of topping. Use half for a wonderful dip for fresh fruit or to make tiny tarts. Use mandarin oranges instead of pineapple.

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fellow readers sent in, go to the Web version of my column at or call 513-5916163 and leave your name and address if you’d like one mailed to you. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

Farmers markets have many benefits Many of us grew up with a family garden and remember the fresh taste of the first tomato of the summer or the crispness of the first ear of corn. While you may not have the time or space to grow your own fruits and vegetables, you can still get the freshest produce available at your local farmers markets. Shopping at the local farmers market has numerous benefits for you, your family, local farmers and the community. Food travels an average of 1,500 miles from farm to

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Farmers markets help develop a sense of community and unity within an area. ensure you’re getting the freshest produce available, but it also helps the environment by cutting down on vehicle emissions, and lowers transportation costs for farmers. Farmers markets help develop a sense of community and unity within an area. Consumers can talk directly with farmers about their products and farming operations. By the end of the season, many find they’ve developed a personal connection to their local farmers. Buying from farmers markets is good for the local economy because it keeps your money in your community. It allows growers with small-to-medium-sized operations to receive a fair price for their products without having to compete against large commercial growers. Make shopping the farmers market a family experience. It provides a great opportunity to teach your children about nutrition, and how food is grown. As children get to see the food up close, they may become interested in trying new foods. Join us this summer for some of the special programs and events at the Boone County Farmers Market. There will be cooking demonstrations, live music, and a children’s story time at the market during the summer. We’ll also be having a health and wealth challenge through the summer beginning on July 11. The market is an exciting place with great, fresh, products where adventure awaits! You’ll find the market, open every day of the week, at the corner of Ky. 18 and Camp Ernst Road! Diane Mason is county extension agent for family and consumer sciences at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service.


June 25, 2009

‘Welcome to Chilitown’ photo contest launched Gold Star Chili is launching the “Welcome to Chilitown USA” Photo Contest this summer. Travelers who take their picture by the Chilitown USA billboard in the Delta Terminal at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport can mail or e-mail the photo to Gold Star Chili to receive a free 3-Way and be registered to win free 3-Ways for one year. With more than 200 neighborhood chili parlors, Cincinnati boasts more chili parlors than any other city in the country. Gold Star Chili is the first company to greet those traveling through the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Photos can be mailed to: Attn. Airport Wall, Gold Star Chili, 650 Lunken Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45226 or emailed to: photos@goldstarchili. com. to Chilitown USA with its billboard in the Delta Terminal. Gold Star Chili is celebrating the personal, emotional connection that Greater Cincinnatians have with their chili and wishes to give credit to Cincinnati for this delicious hometown tradition by proclaiming Cincinnati as Chilitown USA. The “Welcome to Chili-

town USA” Photo Contest takes place between Sunday, June 21, and Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. Travelers’ photos will be featured on Gold Star Chili’s new flickr page, and on Gold Star Chili’s facebook fan page. Photos can be mailed to: Attn. Airport Wall, Gold Star Chili, 650 Lunken Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45226 or emailed to: All photos must be received by Monday, Sept. 14, in order to qualify for a free 3-Way and be registered to win free 3-Ways for a year. The free 3-Way will be given to the person who submits the photo to Gold Star Chili.

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5:30 to 6:30 a.m., about 20 or more Boot Camp members can be found outside of the Florence location of BEAT Personal Training in the Gunpowder Center on U.S. 42. They do stretching, running and many other exercises to improve their physical conditioning, strength and stamina.

RELAY FOR LIFE SCHEDULE Relay for Life of Boone County has released a list of activites for the June 26-27 event at Cooper High School. The event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The 12-hour event opens at 7 p.m. Friday, June 26, with an opening ceremony with a “Survivors Lap” around the track at Cooper. About 50 teams will be stationed throughout the grounds at Cooper, with laps ongoing and with fun events scheduled every hour. Here’s the schedule: 7 p.m.: Survivor Opening Lap; Cupcake walk (ages 9 and under) 8 p.m.: Karate demonstration, Monopoly Money Hour, water balloons. 8:45 p.m.: Coney eating contest; hardboiled egg race and sucker pull (ages 9 and under)

new shaved ice treats, which include snowballs, slushes and snow shakes. “Florence deserves more choices and it’s the little local guys that can provide a good quality product for a lower cost,” says Gary Hutchinson, new co-owner of Jet with wife, Kathy Lee. The Hutchinsons live in Walton. For more information, call 283-1236.

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Rich Sandel, a package car driver for UPS, was recently recognized by the company for completing 25 years without an accident. Sandel works out of the facility located at 7875 Foundation Drive in Florence. He presently provides service in the Walton area. Manager Pat Ehme presented Rich Sandel with the 25-year safe driving award, recognizing his achievement. Sandel and his wife, Cindy, live in Florence. They have two children, Kelli, 33, and Rachel, 30.



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Outdoor pests can be dealt with Question: We are having problems with mosquitoes, chiggers and ticks biting our children. What is the best solution other than staying inside? Answer: Mosquitoes, chiggers and ticks can make the outdoors anything but fun, but there are ways to limit exposure to these itchy pests. Some mosquitoes come because of a consistent water source and are generally an annual problem. They also can come

from areas that are prone to flooding. Eggs are laid in areas likely to flood, and when it does, 10 days later there is a flight of adults. This happens generally in the spring. This year, continued rains have lengthened the mosquito season. If a person has a repetitive difficulty with mosquitoes, then something has to be done to alter the environment. It can be as simple as making sure there is nothing that collects water. In

some communities, tires top that list. A tire is the greatest mosquito breeder ever invented. It is black. It holds water. It is rubber, and it gets warm very quickly. But old pools, soda cups or anything that holds water for two weeks after a rain can be a producer of mosquitoes. Other breeding sources may be more difficult to control, such as a wetland that produces them constantly and has for several

years. There can be some relief through treating the area with an insecticidal product that inflicts naturally occurring diseases into the mosquitoes. For farm ponds, the key is to have a stable water level because it eliminates one type of mosquito. In addition, insecticides targeting mosquitoes with natural diseases can also be used. Control has to be done all year long and with a plan. Ticks and chiggers are a part of summer in Kentucky. Chiggers can be controlled in lawns through mowing. Mowing also can help with ticks, but they are more mobile. If there is a tick problem in the yard, it can be treated with an insecticide, but often people do not get the results they were expecting. The problem is not with the insecti-

cide but with the amount of water used to apply it. It takes a large volume of water because all the plant tissue in the treated area must be covered with the insecticide. If you know where they are coming from, you can spray only in that area and force them to crawl through an insecticidal barrier. When venturing out on hikes or fishing, try to stay away from tall grass to avoid chiggers and ticks. Undergrowth, not trees, is where the bugs are going to be. There are two types of protection that can be used. One is the insecticide called permethrin for use only on shoes and clothing, and there are also the types that can be put on the skin. It is also helpful to wear light color clothes so you can see them moving around on

you. These insects have a tendency Mike Klahr to crawl up, so tucking in Community Recorder pants or guest shirts can help keep columnist them from crawling under clothing. Protecting for ticks will also help in avoiding chiggers. If you get chiggers, all those things your grandmother used aren't going to help. The fact is, when you itch from a chigger it is already gone. It has already fed. When it feeds, it causes a reaction in your body. Treat topically for the itch. If a tick is attached, try to remove all its mouth parts and try not to burst it. Mike Klahr is the Boone County Extension Agent for Horticulture.

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Libraries at eight Kentucky high schools are receiving cash grants from Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies as part of Farm Bureau’s sponsorship of the Player of the Game for the Girls Kentucky State High School Basketball Tournament. Athletes chosen as Player of the Game receive certificates of recognition, while their school libraries receive checks for book purchases. This year Lauren Bowling of Boone County High School was chosen as Player of the Game in a first round game against Rowan County.

Howard Foundation • Rita Wetterstroem, Kenton Co. Airport Board • John Wharton, Toyota New members of the Northern Kentucky Action Council include: • Kara Clark, Vision 2015 • Chuck Hendrix, Toyota • David Olds, Mental Health America • Randy Rawe, The Roeding Group • Maritza Rodriguez, Procter & Gamble • Linda Young, Welcome House The luncheon also included a presentation on United Way’s latest fundraising initiative, the Give 5 - Diaper Drive. The

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Volunteers from Levi Strauss, One Hope Church, Seven Hills Church, and the R.C. Durr YMCA took advantage of the sunshine to provide new landscape and improve the outdoors at the YMCA May 16. Adult and youth volunteers donated time to make this possible, as well as a generous monetary contribution from Levi Strauss in Hebron. Levi Strauss supports the community through volunteer hours by employees. The cleanup day was in preparation for the nearly 300 youth who will be attending summer camp and other YMCA activities. Bottom row, from left: Jake, Howard and Summer Gorman. Middle: Claire Rayner. Back row: Jeff Milner, Mike Szczesny, Trisha Rayner, John Powers and Andy Dischar.

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“It’s a great way for kids to earn cool prizes and also strengthen their reading skills.” While Boone County Public Library’s reading program encourages reading for the fun of it, studies about summer learning show that more than just fun happens when children participate in library programs. One study, conducted by Jimmy Kim at Harvard’s Center for Evaluation, found that reading four or five books over the summer months had a positive impact on fall reading achievement, comparable to attending summer school. To get started, pick up reading logs for your children, teens and yourself, beginning June 1, at any of BCPL’s six locations. Children and teens use their reading logs to record the time they read (or are read to) and adults fill out an entry ticket every time they read, watch or listen to something from the library’s collection. Children and teens can earn a free book and other prizes. Reading logs turned in by Aug. 10 are eligible for the end of summer prize drawings. Adult reading tickets earn library bucks, good for use at library book sales and to pay fines. Each ticket turned in is a chance to win in the monthly drawings for movie tickets and Barnes and Noble gift cards. Adult summer reading is sponsored by Barnes and Noble. Throughout the summer families can enjoy free programs at the library that are sure to thrill imaginations and encourage lifelong learning. Look for performances from the Wulfe Bros., Magician Mark Comley, Space Painter Tom Sparough and Bright Star Children’s Theater. So, bring your family bring your friends. Everybody’s welcome to participate in Boone County Public Library’s summer reading program.





Melissa A. Caldon, 25, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Dr., April 19. Timothy S. Caldon, 29, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Dr., April 19. Stephen E. Roderick, 25, shoplifting at 6920 Burlington Pk., April 29. Johnny L. Putthoff, 109, operating a motor vehicle on a DUI suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident, giving an officer a false name at Houston Rd., April 28.

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Travis A. Hutchinson, 34, theft of services at 7414 Turfway Rd., April 27. Michael J. Lepper, 18, possession of marijuana at Old Union Rd., May 10. Joshua M. Speier, 19, alcohol intoxication at Whispering Pines Dr., May 11. Luke W. Stone, 24, operating on suspended license at Mt. Zion Rd., May 11. Robert E. Burch, 51, wanton endangerment at Conrad Ln., May 12.

Michael W. Crouch, 50, no operator’s license at Main St., May 12. Austin J. Eash, 19, possession of marijuana at 1816 Patrick, May 6. Isaias S. Chavez, 36, criminal possession of forged prescription at 8193 U.S. 42, April 29. Billy B. Jump, 25, theft at 4990 Houston Rd., April 30.



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Laptop stolen from victim’s apartment at 6100 Montrose Ave., April 27. Residence entered without permission at 3038 Country Place, May 10. Residence entered without permission at 6191 Bishop Bend Rd., May 10.

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Victim’s vehicle intentionally damaged at 56 Surrey Ct., April 20. Windows shattered on victim’s vehicle at 7811 U.S. 42, April 21. Victim’s bedroom window broken intentionally at 7822 Riehl Dr., April 26. Vehicle damaged intentionally at 628 Castleton Ln., April 25. Vehicle damaged at 10367 Garden Dr., May 9. Mailbox damaged at 1620 Grandview Dr., May 9.

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Checks stolen at 7816 U.S. 42, May 8.

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Victim attempted to use a stolen credit card at Meijer at Meijer Dr., April 21. Victim’s credit card stolen and used multiple times at Houston Rd., April 27.

DEATHS Nelly Lee Abbott, 82, Park Hills, died June 17, 2009, at her home. She worked 38 years for Covington Chili and was a home health aide. Her husband, Clyde Abbott, and son, William D. Callahan, died previously. Survivors include her son, Marvin L. Callahan of Independence; daughters, Patricia Wilder of Covington, Dianna Fugate of Florence, Charlene Wallace of Covington and Clyda Kissinger of Independence; brothers, Earl Payton of Hatfield, Ind.; Norman Payton of Ohio County, Ky.; sisters, Willie Maude Cook of Evansville, Ind., Betty Howard of Hatfield, Ind., and Laurie Smith of Mt. Vernon; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two greatgreat-grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: To Abbott Family, c/o Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, 917 Main St., Covington, KY 41011.

Arthur Bohman

Arthur G. Bohman, 84, Covington, died June 10, 2009, at his home. He was an insurance investigator, member of Mother of God Church in Covington, Fort Mitchell Prayer Group and an Air Force veteran. His wife, Jane Boylson Bohman, died in July of 2006. Survivors include his daughters, Cheryl Nanberg of Scottsdale, Ariz., Janet Lange of Chesterfield, Mo. and Nancy Ryan of Florence; brother, Richard Bohman of Edgewood; sisters, Alberta Robinson of Edgewood and Lorraine Bohman of Fort Wright; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Inurnment was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Swindler & Currin Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: Mother of God Church, 119 W. Sixth St., Covington, KY 41011; or Covington Catholic Athletic Department, 1600 Dixie Hwy., Park Hills, KY 41011.

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Victoria Egan

Victoria Lynn Egan, 54, Florence, died June 18, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a hairdresser with Second Glance Salon in Florence and member of St. Paul Church in Florence. Survivors include her husband, William “Bill” Egan; daughters, Shannon Mullen and Angela Egan of Florence; mother, Boots Wimsatt of Florence; sisters, Rita Davis of Union, Karen Staub of Florence, Becky Rust of Melbourne, Bev Pelle of Alexandria and Laura Hall of Florence; brothers, Gaylon Wimsatt of Burlington, Tim Wamsatt of Las Vegas, Nev., Keith and Danny Wimsatt of Florence; and six grandchildren. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

George Fightmaster

George Earl Fightmaster, 54, of Temple, Texas, formerly of Florence, died June 15, 2009, in Palestine, Texas. He was an over-the-road truck driver. Survivors include his son, Michael George Fightmaster of Boston, Mass.; parents Beulah and Reece Fightmaster of Florence; sis-

ter, Janice Cain of Florence and brothers, Les Fightmaster of Silver Grove and Jerry and Greg Fightmaster, both of Independence. Memorials: Fightmaster Family c/o Main Street Baptist Church, 213 Main St., Florence, KY 41042.

Letha Fischer

Letha M. Fischer, 94, Latonia, died June 15, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker, member of Latonia Christian Church. Her husband, Andrew Fischer, died in 1981. Survivors include her daughters, Linda Leslie of Edgewood and LuAnn White of Independence; son, Dale Fischer of Verona; sister, Mildred Maher of Florence; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Latonia Christian Church, 3900 Decoursey Ave., Latonia, KY 41015.


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Nikolaus William Kuenneke, 75, formerly of Batavia died April 30. Survivors include wife, Pamela Richard Becker Kuenneke Evans; sons, George (Sherry Warren) of

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Jeffrey S. Edwards, 47, Florence, died on June 14, 2009, at his home. He was a self-employed tile setter. His son, Tristan Edwards, died in 2001. Survivors include his wife, Maureen Edwards; son, Adam Edwards of Florence; daughters, Lorali and Alexis Edwards, both of Florence; mother, Lynn Edwards of Hudson, Fla.; sisters, Deborah Cibulas of Trinity, Fla. and Amy Martin of Sanford, Fla. and brother, Donald C. Edwards of Holiday, Fla. Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, Florence, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Jeff Edwards Chil-

Florence; daughters, Sue Hancock of Los Angeles, Calif., Nanci Rutledge of League City, Texas, Kellie McDermott of Fort Thomas and Laura Jones of Union; sister, Billie Collier of Independence; and five grandchildren. Entombment was in St. Mary Cemetery Mausoleum, Fort Mitchell. Linnemann Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: Parish Kitchen, P.O. Box 1234, Covington, KY 41012; or American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.




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June 25, 2009 Williamstown, died Monday, June 15, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was chief mechanic in the airplane operations department for 24 years with Procter & Gamble Co. in Cincinnati, a mechanic for 10 years with American Airlines, World War II Navy veteran and Air Force Reserve veteran, member of Rabbit Hash String Band, the Relics and Classic Country, Good Faith Lodge 95 F. & A.M. in Erlanger, Model A Ford Restorers club, Grant County Historical Society and Erlanger Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn VanTyle Leming; daughter, Jane McKinley of Goshen, Ky., son, John E. Leming Jr. of Cold Spring; brothers, Carl Allen Leming of Florence and Sam Leming of Independence; sister, Jo Ann Gillespie of Florence; stepson, Dennis Baldwin

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Hemet, Calif. and Vickie L. Roberts of Florence; stepson, Michael J. Swegles of Covington; sister, Rebecca Jones of Oklahoma; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: Florence Baptist Church, 642 Mt. Zion Road, Florence, KY 41042.

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Richard Lee “Rick” Stiene, 58, Richwood, died June 15, 2009, at St. Elizabeth South. He was a self-employed evaluation consultant and a member of the American Society of Appraisers. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Wood Stiene; daughters, Jessica Wells of Erlanger, Laura Blick of Florence and Leann, Cindy and Riley Stiene, all of Richwood; parents, Elmer and Lita Stiene of Erlanger; brothers, Michael Stiene of Erlanger and Doug Stiene of Florence; sister, Lori Poynter and one grandchild. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery in Covington. Memorials: American Lung Association, 11113 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242.

Lydia Swegles

Lydia Mae Henderson Swegles, 83, Erlanger, died June 18, 2009, at Baptist Village Care Center, Erlanger. She worked in nutritional services at St. Luke Hospital and was a member of Florence Baptist Church and Florence Baptist Church Women’s Group. Her husband, Joe Swegles, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Ronald G. Foulks of Villa Hills and Douglas G. Henderson of Florence; daughters, Carolyn Sue Tanner of Florence, Diana G. Tucker of

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Ronnie Lee Troxell, 62, Florence, died June 18, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood. He was a manager and supervisor for the city of Florence Water and Sewer department, a member of the National Rifle Association and Kenton Game and Fish Association in Kenton County. Survivors include his wife, Anna Troxell of Florence; daughter, Crystal Gilliam of Florence and one grandchild. Burial was in Big Bone Cemetery in Union.

Candy VanArsdale

Candy B. Caudill VanArsdale, 69, Florence, died June 14, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood. She was a homemaker, member of Christ’s Chapel Assembly of God in Erlanger, supporter and volunteer for Right to Life, Hope House at Florence Baptist Church in Florence, and Store House Ministries at Community Family Church in Independence. Her husband, Don VanArsdale, and two grandchildren died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Karen Boutwell of Scott, La., Sandy VanArsdale of Acworth, Ga., Amy Storer and Kathy Huff of Union; sisters, Audrey Love of Florence, Louis Burt of Cincinnati and Lilly Suttles of Union; and eight grandchildren. Burial was in Burlington Cemetery. Memorials: Store House Min-

istries c/o Community Family Church, 11875 Taylor Mill Road, Independence, KY 41051 or Hope House, c/o Florence Baptist Church, 642 Mount Zion Road, Florence, KY 41042.

William Watkins Jr.

William R. Watkins Jr., 79, of Florence died June 6, 2009, at Brighton Gardens in Edgewood. He was a retired senior master sergeant in the Air Force who served in the Korean War, the owner of Bill Watkins Construction Co. and a member of St. Paul Church in the Florence and the U.S. Air Force Sergeants Association. Survivors include his wife, Bernadette Rubsam Watkins; a daughter, Roxann Watkins of Florence; sons, Peter Joseph Watkins Sr. of Union and William R. Watkins III of King George, Va.; and two grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill. Memorials are suggested to the Parkinson’s Association, 165 W. Galbraith Road, Suite 218, Cincinnati, OH 45216, American Heart Association, 240 Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222 and American Lung Association of Kentucky, 1636 Nicholasville Road, Suite 1, Lexington, KY 40503.

Greg Wermuth

Greg Wermuth, 65, Independence, died June 14, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was an insurance agent with State Farm Insurance Co. in Independence. Survivors include his wife, Darts Wermuth; sons, Matt and Steven Wermuth; mother, Mabel Wermuth, all of Independence; sister, Paula Hoffman of Edgewood; brothers, Glenn Wermuth of Cincinnati and Mark Wermuth of Florence; and two grandchildren. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice of St. Eliza-

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Paul Wickenhofer

Paul E. Wickenhofer, 70, Elsmere, died on June 15, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. He is survived by his wife, Rosalie Wickenhofer; sons Ed Wickenhofer of Raleigh, N.C., Joseph Wickenhofer of Berkley, Calif., Charles Wickenhofer of Elsmere and J. Richard Wickenhofer of Florence; brother Richard Wickenhofer of Clarksburg, W.Va. and four grandchildren. The Cremation Society of Greater Cincinnati handled the arrangements.

Jody Williams

Jody W. “Joe” Williams, 41, Glencoe, died June 18, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He worked in the construction field. His mother, June Woodrum Williams; father, Wilmer Williams and brother, David Williams, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Kaylie Williams of Indiana; sisters, Debbie Minning of Alexandria, Jana Schraer of Dayton, Ky., Penny Crank of Florence; brothers, Jeff Williams of Alexandria, Greg Williams of Glencoe and Pete Estridge of Goshen, Ky. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Thomas Young

Thomas J. Young, 83, of Burlington died June 16, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was an outside service representative for Cincinnati Bell, a World War II Army veteran, Ludlow fire chief and member of Sts. Boniface and James Church in Ludlow, Cincinnati Bell Pioneers, Ludlow Vets and the Devou Fields Senior Golf League. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Young; sons, Rick Young of Ludlow and Dan Young of Independence; daughter, Valerie Tutt of Florence; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: Ludlow Fire Department, 234 Oak St., Ludlow, KY 41016; or Burlington Fire Department, P.O. Box 479, 6050 Firehouse Drive, Burlington, KY 41005.



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Nominations sought for NKADD annual awards Community Recorder The Northern Kentucky Area Development District is seeking nominations for the principal recognitions made at the NKADD annual meeting. In preparation for the 2009 event scheduled for Aug. 24, nominations are being solicited for the following awards: • The Intergovernmental Awards are designed to recognize contributions in the public arena and for the public good. • Two Intergovernmental Unity of Effort awards will be presented, one to an indi-

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Florence Recorder


June 25, 2009

Curves trim prices Curves locations across Northern Kentucky, the local women’s fitness franchise, are all about strengthening women. And that also includes strengthening their wallets with an offer that allows them to keep more money in their pockets when they join Curves in June. Curves of Northern Kentucky are trimming 50 percent off the service fee and offering the first 30 days free to help new members save more and weigh less. “Good health is priceless, and exercising can help reduce stress when times are tough. This promotion will allow women in the Northern Kentucky area to join Curves at a great price and motivate them to get in shape and achieve their goals. It’s important to us at Curves to help women see real results,” said Michelle Armstrong, owner of Curves of Hebron. Curves provides an exercise and weight control program designed specifically for women. Whether you’re interested in getting more exercise for health and general condition, or want to lose weight or tone your muscles, Curves can help you establish a regimen to help you meet your goal, Armstrong said.



Curves’ exercise program consists of 30 minutes of exercise three times a week, during which participants work all major muscle groups and receive a great cardio workout. It includes all five components of a complete exercise program: warm-up, strength training, cardio, cool down, and stretching. Participating Curves locations also offer monthly weight management classes that are free to attend. Classes are open to both members and nonmembers. Call your local Curves to schedule a class. “We’ve helped millions of women lose millions of pounds. And now, we’re making it really affordable for new members to reach their fitness and weight loss goals. There’s absolutely no reason not to come in and get started today,” Armstrong said. For more information on Curves of Northern Kentucky, or the 50 percent and 30 days free promotion, contact a participating Curves location (Hebron, Villa Hills, Union/Richwood, Florence, Erlanger, Independence, Fort Thomas, Wilder, and Taylor Mill), call 1-800CURVES30, or visit



Elite victory

Cincinnati Elite/Premier Athletics Youth Allstar cheerleading team took first place at the International All-Levels Championship (ages 9-12) in Columbus, Ohio, May 3. Top row are Bailie Hunter, Alexis Haggard, Sabrina Sanborn, Caitlyn Jones, Chelcey Broughton, McKenzie English, Madison Taylor, MaKinley Shaw and Tatum Adams. Middle row is Shelby Saylor. Bottom row are Kano Furusawa, Olivia Piecoro, Chelsea Morgan, Hannah Gross, Eva Arana, Callie Rich, Megan Herbert, Camila Lauciello, Morgan Sydnor and Sara Allis. The team is coached by Shannon Louis and Jason Keogh.

Travel & Resort Directory Jenny Eilermann






Bed & Breakfast Feature of the Week

The Doolin House Bed & Breakfast

Somerset, Kentucky’s Premiere Inn Located Just Minutes from Lake Cumberland

There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…

The rooms are only half of the reason to come to The Doolin House. Owners Charles and Allison just happen to both be chefs. Some of the breakfast specialties include Caramel Banana French Toast and Southern Eggs Benedict (2 fried green tomatoes topped with 2 slices of smoked bacon, 2 eggs over easy and Hollandaise). Chuck is usually in charge of breakfast and tries to do new and different things every day. Chef Chuck pointed out, “It’s fun to experiment with breakfast. It’s the one meal that encompasses all foods. It’s perfectly acceptable to see smoked salmon or a pork cutlet at the breakfast table. ”For those in no rush to rise and shine, breakfast in bed is served at no additional charge. When you need a weekend get away that’s not too far from home or you are planning your summer vacation to beautiful Lake Cumberland, remember that The Doolin House Bed and Breakfast is only a phone call away.

For more information, Visit the website at: or call 606-678-9494




Romantic Retreat. 1875 Homestead B&B in Brown County, Indiana. Luxury rooms, some with whirlpools & FP’s. Check our website, or call for rates & specials. 812-988-0853 THE DOOLIN HOUSE INN. Premier Inn. Gourmet breakfast, just minutes from Lake Cumberland. Join us for Romantic Weekend/women’s retreat. 606-678-9494

BUS TOURS CAPE COD/Martha’s Vineyard Fall Foliage, Sept 20-26. $599 per person, incl trans, hotels, most meals & more! Also offering Tunica & Memphis, Boston and Branson. Cincy Group Travel 513-245-9992


Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent and Relax. Near Destin, between famous Seaside and Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials or call 1-800-537-5387


Clearwater/Indian Rocks Beach GULF BEACH’S BEST VALUE! Beach front condo, 2 BR, 2 BA. Pool. Local owner 513-875-4155

CLEARWATER/ST. PETE Gulf front condos. Sandy beach. January ’10, 4 Week Discounts! Florida Lifestyles. 1-800-487-8953 DESTIN. Edgewater Beach Condos on the Gulf. 1-3 BR, beachfront, pvt balconies, FREE Wi-Fi, beach set-up (in season) & use of new fitness ctr. New massage/facial salon, 2 pools (1 heated), FREE $20 gift cert to pool grill (weekly rentals in season). Call or visit our website for lastminute specials. 800-822-4929

DESTIN. Beautiful, luxury 2 BR, 2 BA Oceanfront condos. Heated pool, spas, kids pool & tennis. Covered prkng, sleeps 6. Local own er. Ofc513-528-9800, eves 513-752-1735

DESTIN, FLORIDA 50 Steps to the beach! Beautiful lowrise condos w/pools. 850-830-8133, email or visit DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit

Sunny Florida! Anna Maria Island. $499/wk + tax if booked by 6/30/09. All new inside, very comfy, just steps from the beach. 513-236-5091


EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Dinsey. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513 LONGBOAT KEY . Fabulous 2 br, 2 ba beach-to-bay complex. Pool, tennis, fishing dock, sun deck, private beach. Local owner offers great summer rates! 513-662-6678 , unit 829

NAPLES. Available now! Deluxe 3 BR, 2½ BA villa home in upscale Mediterra. Private pool & spa. Close to beach, golf & shops. Call owner 513-271-3385, 513-769-4747 x 108

BROWN COUNTY. Treat your family to a visit to Indiana’s family playground! Comfort Inn, in the ! of all of Nashville’s attractions. 812-988-6118

LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit

NEW YORK MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

Hilton Head Island Vacation Resort. Choose 1 or 2 bdrm condos. Oceanfront, ocean view or nr ocean. Great locations & rates. Golf pkgs, too. 877-807-3828

GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC Fantastic Specials Available!! 100’s of Oceanfront/view Homes & Condos

Call for free brochure 866-780-8334

EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 800-245-7746 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

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


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

HILTON HEAD. Beautiful 1 BR, 1 BA condo on beach nr Coligny. Sleeps 6. Many amenities, discounted rates June-Aug $750/wk; Sept, Oct $550/wk. Also,Marriott’s Grande Ocean, wk of 7/26. 513-305-5099 Hilton Head Island, SC

Visit and plan a getaway with Seashore Vacations. Our beach is free. Specials available for golf, tennis, dining, more. Visit our

site or call toll free: 800-845-0077.

GATLINBURG Royal Townhouse Summer Special. $49.95 + tax SunThurs; $59.95 + tax Fri-Sat. Rooms limited & subject to availability. Restrictions & blackout dates apply. Advance reservations req’d. Present ad at check-in. 1-800-433-8792 CE

HILTON HEAD’S Best Family Vacation Destination . Oceanfront 1, 2 & 3 bdrm villas. Discounted golf, complimentary tennis & health club. 800-845-9500


PANAMA CITY BEACH Family Atmosphere! Your Best Vacation Value! 800-354-1112

SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo, beach view.frrom balcony. Bright & airy, nicely appointed, all amenities. Cinci owner. 232-4854. Available weekly from July 4

HILTON HEAD ISLAND 1-7 Bedroom Vacation Homes & Villas. Free color brochure. Call 1-866-386-6644 or visit

CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617

GATLINBURG. Choose a 2 or 3 BR chalet, conveniently located, richly appointed and meticulously main tained. Pet friendly. 877-215-3335 or visit


DESTIN. New, nicely furnished 2 br, 2 ba condo. Gorgeous Gulf view. Pools, golf course. Discount Summer & Fall rates. Book now. 513-561-4683 Visit or

HILTON HEAD. Harbour Town. 2 br, 2 ba Harbour Club Villa. On site pool & hot tub. Avail 7/19-26. Priced well below market value. Just $1195. Call now. 513-604-9595


A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge.Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. A Beautiful Log Cabin Resort w/heated indoor pool, minutes from Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mtns. Breathtaking mountain views, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, pool tables & pet friendly cabins are offered. Excellent rates, discounts available. Call 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366)

Nr Powell NORRIS LAKE. Valley Marina. 2 BR/1BA, very nicely furnished home. Covered porch, deck. $95/nt. 423-562-8353 Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

TIME SHARES WHOLESALE TIMESHARES 60-80% Off Retail! Qualified Buyers Only! Call for Free Info Pack! 1-800-731-0307


I It t’ ’s s n no ot t t to oo o late to sign up for the relay. For more information, e- mail Shelly Tudor at shelly.tudor@d


I It t’ ’s s n no ot t t to oo o late to sign up for the relay. For more information, e- mail Shelly Tudor at shelly.tudor@d