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FLORENCE — Brandie Cain, 20, of Florence, says she gave her friend Kyle Boedeker, 27, of Independence, her kidney just to see him smile. “Everybody says I saved his life. I haven’t thought of it like that,” Cain said. “Maybe I’m too young to fully understand what I did. But I just wanted to see him keep on smiling.” Cain and Boedeker met two years ago as co-workers at Arby’s on Holiday Place in Florence. Cain is a cashier for the

drive-thru. Boedeker works in the kitchen area preparing sandwiches. They became fast friends. As their friendship developed, Cain Boedeker began to get a better understanding of Boedeker’s health concerns. Boedeker was born with a birth defect that has complicated kidney functioning all of his life. When he was17, he received a kidney from his mom. Three years later, however, he had to

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go on dialysis. “It’s been very hard,” Boedeker said. “You kind of have to sit on the sidelines. Not being able to do everything your friends can and Cain knowing you can’t do it. What Brandie did means a lot to me. It’s a very crazy, selfless, great act she did. She gave me my life back.” Before Cain decided to donate she said she diligently prayed for her friend. “I’d pray and I’d wake up and

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have this feeling that I should get tested,” she said. As Boedeker’s health continued to decline Cain decided to go with her gut. She asked him how she could be tested. She was 19 at the time. On Boedeker’s birthday they were told Cain was a “perfect” match. According to the doctors, Cain said, they couldn’t have been a better match if they were twins. On Cain’s birthday, they scheduled the surgery for June 18. Post-surgery both patients are doing well and were even sent home ahead of schedule.

Boedeker said he’s a little sore, but ready to get back to living life to the fullest. Going skiing tops his list. Cain said she’s doing “pretty well” and is happy to know she was able to help her friend. “He’s such a happy, outgoing person and willing to do anything for anybody. He was always smiling” Cain said. “He’s a real friend and no matter what I can count on him. I’m so excited, it’s nice to see him smiling again.” Want to continue the conversation? Tweet @MStewartReports

Q&A: Santos talks Rotary role By Melissa Stewart

Each Firehouse Subs features its own mural that pays tribute to its residing community. Pictured at the Florence Firehouse Subs in Florence are, from left, Firehouse Subs area representative Charles Fryman, franchise owner Tom Whitehead, Florence Mayor Diane Whalen, franchise owner Timothy Ford, Florence firemen Chris Fuhrmann, Joe Schrand, and Michael Amend. MELISSA STEWART/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Sub shop mural depicts familiar scenes, characters By Melissa Stewart

FLORENCE — When visiting the newly opened Firehouse Subs on Houston Road in Florence, you’re bound to recognize some familiar landmarks and community characters. The Florence Freedom’s Liberty and Belle are playing baseball with a fireman – who represents the city’s first paid fire chief, Don “Lefty” Roberts. He’s next to a Florence firetruck that has a Boone County

Rebel climbing along the side and a Kentucky Wildcat wiping out a Cardinal. Meanwhile, the Florence Y’All tower stands proudly in the background. Community murals are a trademark of the Firehouse Sub franchise, said Timothy Ford, the Florence franchise owner. Each are painted by Joe Puskas who works within the Firehouse of America’s corporate office. “We wanted to show all things local,” Ford said. Firehouse Subs opened its

first Northern Kentucky location in Florence earlier this month. “We felt that because of the growth in Florence, it would be an excellent place to start our first Firehouse Subs,” Ford said. “(Tom Whitehead and I) have a second location that will be opening in late August in Highland Heights and a third one in Hebron in late December to early January.”



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FLORENCE — Billy Santos, 33, of Park Hills has many titles. At The Bank of Kentucky he’s vice president and regional manager. At home, he’s dad, and most recently at the Florence Rotary Club he’s president. It may sound like a lot to juggle, but the Boone County businessman wouldn’t have it another way. Santos recently sat down with the Florence Recorder to talk about his new role within the club and what he enjoys most about the organization. Q: How did you get involved in Rotary? A: I was initially invited to the Campbell County Club by the superintendent of the schools in 2006. I was managing a (Bank of Kentucky) office in Fort Thomas at the time. I joined the Florence club when I transferred to one of the bank’s branches located in Florence; I was invited to join by longtime Florence Rotarian Willard Rusk. Q: What about Rotary piqued your interest? A: For me it was the combination of the altruistic goals of the organization in helping the community while having the opportunity to get to know great people who are leaders in our community. Q: What do you enjoy most about the Florence Rotary Club? A: Our club has over 100

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members. We are a very active club and I can see that through the results of our efforts. There’s also a good sense of fellowship in the club. Another thing that is really unique about Rotary International is that it’s one of the few organizations where you can be in Florence, but have projects that impact places like Kenya. Rotary has a broad reach. Q: How does it feel to be named president? A: It’s humbling to think they would entrust me with a See SANTOS, Page A2 Vol. 18 No. 44 © 2013 The Community Recorder ALL RIGHTS RESERVED



Fish anywhere, anytime with invention By Stephanie Salmons

UNION — What do you get when you cross a spool of fishing line and a reusable water bottle? Many people would end up with a knotted, tangled mess, but Matt Grimes of Union took the idea to create a new product that lets folks fish anytime and anywhere. Grimes has created Reel Cool Fishing Bottles, a hybrid water bottle and fishing gear. Grimes, who also owns

Colonial Cottage in Erlanger, said when he went on a family trip to Mexico a few years ago, he saw locals fishing with lines wrapped around drink bottles. He later led a Boy Scout sea-based expedition in the Bahamas. They would get off the boat and swim ashore, carrying with them water bottles and, for those who liked to fish, a Cuban hand line, or a spool of fishing line. “I started thinking, ‘Why do we need to carry both of these things?’”


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Grimes said. When he got home, Grimes worked to create a prototype and took his idea to a few people. He then had a model made in Cincinnati and found a mold maker in Louisville. “It’s not intended to replace a rod and reel,” Grimes explained. The use, instead, is for “when it’s not convenient to carry a rod,” for example if someone is backpacking, rafting, kayaking or bicycling. The fishing bottle looks like a typical water bottle, with fishing line wrapped around a groove at the bottom.

“If you’re going on an adventure, you always have a water bottle, but you can’t always carry a fishing rod,” he said. “This allows you to have both a means to fish and refreshment.” Grimes says it also provides fishermen a chance to “battle fish, mano y mano.” “Until you’ve battled a fish and drug it in with just your hands, you don’t know what it’s like to battle,” he laughs. Grimes said Union Boy Scout troops will be outfitted with the bottle – one group will be doing a seabased trip and the other,


A: The theme for Rotary International in the coming year is “Engage Rotary, Change Lives.” My goals mirror this theme in that I want to engage our community and our members to be even more involved with our projects in this coming year. When we give of our time, talent and treasure, we as the giver gain as much if not more satisfaction as the recipient. By getting involved, we can change others’ lives as well as our own. Another primary goal I have is to get more young professionals involved in Rotary. Q: What’s one upcoming Rotary project you’re really excited about? A: I’m looking forward to kicking off our shoe drive for Shoes for Orphan Souls in July. Thirty percent of the shoes collected will go to U.S. children, the rest will be dis-

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club with such a rich history as ours has. Previously, I served as treasurer several years and I’ve gotten to understand the nuts and bolts of the operations of the club, I’m looking forward to the new responsibilities and the challenge of serving as the club’s president. Q: What are your goals for the organization?

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persed internationally. It will be my first order of business as president. Q: What do you do when you’re not taking care of Rotary or bank business? A: I have three kids who keep me very active and I enjoy their activities very much. I also like to read whenever I can. Q: What is your greatest accomplishment? A: Oh man. I’d have to say that what I want to be the best at is being a good father. And just as I take that very seriously as well as my duties at The Bank of Kentucky as regional manager, I take my position as president for Rotary very seriously and am proud and honored to serve in that role. Q: What do you do for fun? A: Although half of my family roots are here in Kentucky, I was born and raised in the Dominican

product of Grimes’ Big Bone Outdoors company. According to Grimes, it’s taken two years to get to this point. The first public demonstration will be at the Kids’ Fishing Derby, from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, June 1, at Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington. “It’s important to have passions in life,” Grimes said, “and I have three – family, food and adventures.” For more information, visit or check out this video.

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Republic and music is a big part of that culture. My wife and I like to dance to the traditional music of the DR such as Merengue and Bachata. Q: Are you a good dancer? A: (Laughs) I grew up doing it, so I guess so. I showed my wife how to dance and we like teaching it to the kids. Q: What do you enjoy most about living in Northern Kentucky? A: It’s an ideal place to raise a family. This is more about America, but growing up in the Dominican Republic so much of your success is dictated by who you know and what connections you have. Here, I appreciate that you can work hard and do the right thing and you can be successful.

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Chaney seeks District 1 seat By Stephanie Salmons

BURLINGTON — Burlington businessman Adam Chaney has announced he is running for Boone County commissioner, seeking the District 1 seat on the Boone County Fiscal Court. Chaney will seek the Republican nomination in the 2014 primary. A lifelong Boone County resident, Chaney is a graduate of Boone County High School and the University of Kentucky, where he graduated with a degree in finance. He worked in the banking industry as a commercial credit underwriter and lender before leaving to start his own

airport concessions business. After growing his airport concessions busiChaney ness nationally, Chaney sold the business and began a real estate development and home building company. He has served on the executive board of the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky for the past five years and is currently presiding as president. “Adam was compelled to run for Boone County commissioner because he believes his background and experience


make him the right person, at the right time, to solve current issues facing Boone County,” a release reads. “Adam will utilize a common sense conservative approach grounded in business principles with a primary focus on fiscal responsibility to ensure long term growth for Boone County.” District 1 Commissioner Matt Dedden recently announced plans to challenge Judge-executive Gary Moore for the 2014 Republican Party judge-executive nomination. Former commissioner Cathy Flaig announced earlier in June that she too will seek the District 1 seat.

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COVINGTON — The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra offers up a patriotic twist when it kicks off its 19th annual free summer concert series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, in Covington’s Devou Park band shell. The program, “Dvorak: Living in America,” features celebrated Czech composer Antonin Dvorak’s music, including his symphony from the New World and the regional premiere of his cantata, “The American Flag.” “Dvorak’s music, written in and for America,

presents the KSO with an opportunity to celebrate a traditional holiday while reflecting on American ideals – freedom, character and honor,” said KSO music director James Cassidy. The holiday program opens with a patriotic premiere of KSO pianist Steve Hinnenkamp’s “The Pledge of Allegiance” with words by Francis Bellamy. Bellamy wrote the pledge in1892 – around the time Dvorak arrived in the United States. KSO Chorale, Voices of the Commonwealth and Clermont Festival Chorale members join in the celebration. Visit for com-

plete program information. Dvorak moved to the U.S. in 1892 as the director of America’s National Conservatory of Music in New York City. He also spent time in the Midwest to tap into America’s cultural and musical heritage. Concerts are held rain or shine. Parking is free throughout the park. TANK shuttles run from Covington Catholic to the band shell from 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $1 each way. Those attending should bring blankets or lawn chairs. For more information, visit or call 859-431-6216.

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Love for fashion, style turns into ministry By Melissa Stewart

WALTON — Lynnae Bussell, 47, of Walton has always had a knack for fashion and style. A wife, mother of two daughters and Christian, she has a real heart for women’s ministry, too. So, about two years ago she left her full-time administrative job to combine her two loves. Bussell is a Christian image consultant and professional speaker. She calls her business Timeless Beauty By His Design. “I wanted to do something more meaningful and share my faith with

other women,” she said. “My goal is to help women realize that they’re beautiful inside and out. I really enjoy the connections I’ve made with people so far.” From clothing analysis and closet organizing to personal shopping Bussell assists her clients in discovering their self confidence and the ability to reflect their personal beauty and style personality, she explained. Her services are available for individuals or groups. Priscilla Roberts of Alexandria has been impressed with Bussell’s ability to connect with women and help them feel

better about themselves. Roberts, chapter president of Upsilon Delta Kappa Gamma, has invited Bussell to participate at the organization’s events. “During the time that I have known Lynnae, I recognize the dedication, desire and passion she possesses,” she said. “She’s personable and very kind. I admire her integrity. I’ve seen her work make a difference in women’s lives.” Bussell received training and became a certified Christian image consultant through courses offered by author and professional speaker Shari

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FLORENCE — An informational meeting about volunteering for the Florence Fire Department will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Fire Station No. 3, 1152 Weaver Road, Florence. Eligible candidates must be 21 years or older, have a valid driver’s license, a high school diploma or GED and have no felony convictions. Applicants must also reside in Boone County or in an area immediately adjacent to Florence. Applicants with little or no fire service training will be required to attend Firefighter Recruit School beginning in late August. Applications are available at

Union reschedules July meeting

UNION — The city of Union has rescheduled its next regular city commission meeting from Monday, July 1, to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Union City Building, 1843 Mt. Zion Road, Union.

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Wagnor, Spille reappointed

FLORENCE — Florence City Council has reappointed Jerome Wagnor and David Spille to the Florence Code Enforcement Board. The term is for three years. The board hears appeals such as property maintenance violations, zoning violations and parking citations. It has the jurisdiction to enforce those city ordinances and code provisions, which specifically provide for code board enforcement or which contain provisions for the imposition of civil penalties.

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FLORENCE — Larry Harrison of Burlington stopped for his midweek fill-up at the Kroger Fuel Center on Mall Road in Florence. “It’s great,” he said of the newly opened gas station. Before he’d make a trip to Hebron to cash in on his Kroger fuel points. Now Harrison has another spot to fill up while out and about doing business and shopping. The center opened June 14. “It’s doing well so far,” Kroger assistant public relations manager Jennifer Gross said. “People are asking for the fuel centers. We were happy to open this site. Now customers have another

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place to redeem their fuel points.” The fuel station is part of the Kroger Marketplace which is underway. Gross said it’s too early in the construction process to predict an opening date. The Kroger redevelopment will include a Kroger Liquor Store, Starbucks, US Bank and Fred Meyer Jewelers.

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Delaney to lead teacher discussions were chosen from about 140 applicants to help voice teacher opinions from across the state on reform efforts. “Teachers are experts in education and it’s important that we take an active role in changes that take place in education and do so in the best interest of our students,” Delaney said. Delaney, who has been teaching for 10 years, also has a nursing degree and has worked with children for 20 years at

By Melissa Stewart

UNION — Longbranch Elementary first-grade teacher Kim Delaney believes it is “important for teachers to have a voice in education issues.” That’s why she’s “excited and proud” to serve as a Hope Street Group Teacher Fellow. Hope Street Group is a national nonprofit organization known for its teacher engagement work. This year, 21 educators

NorthKey Community Care. She works at NorthKey parttime. “It can be a challenge, but both jobs are important,” she said. “Our children are our future and should be given every opportunity to be successful. Education is key to improving a child’s quality of life. It’s hard to meet their educational needs until their psychological and emotional needs are met.” She said her love for children and her respect for her

fellow teachers within the Boone County School District prompted her to apply for the fellowship. As part of the fellowship, Delaney will facilitate the engagement of other teachers throughout the area on the implementation efforts of Race to the Top with Common Core. “This collaborative program will support and reinforce our strategic work around educator effectiveness with the ultimate goal of ensuring all Ken-

To conclude the Accelerated Reader program, one student from each class in grades 1-5 at Florence Elementary School was selected to participate at a luncheon at LaRosa’s Pizzeria. The students were chosen based on point value, percentage correct when testing, and capability which was reflected by their reading success. Rukshona Tursunova, Kendall Wardell-Napier and Aubrey Routte, first-grade students at Florence Elementary, celebrate their reading success at the Accelerated Reader luncheon. THANKS TO KATHY KUHN



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Florence: Wiley Carr, Adam Goddard, Nikolaus Knipper, Lucas Timmerman Union: Jared Becraft, Blake Bir, Luke Bir, S. Chris Fagin Second honors Florence: Jeremiah Greer, Tyler McClure, Todd Sheets, Coleman Sweeney, Grayson Trepel Union: Thomas Lawler, Tyler Rauh, Cameron Stansberry

2013 COOPER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES The following students are members of the Cooper High School graduating class of 2013: Courtney Lynn Alcorn, Brittany Nicole Anderson, Carrie Nicole Anderson, Matthew James Arlinghaus, Trevor Cole Arsenault, Nicholas Ryan Ashcraft, Rebecca Allison Ashley, Daniel Luke Bagley, Corey Robert Baker, Seth Michael Ballard, Alisha Dianne Barfield, Lindsay Marie Barfield, Jacob Wayne Barnett, Devonee Paige Barrett, Lauren Kay Barriger, Matthew Shea Barry, Connor Montgomery Bechtol, Bradleigh Shea Bennington, Benjamin Allen Blanchet, Jared Allen Blank, Alicia Lynne Boone, Benjamin Ray Braden, Jennifer Nicole Brandstetter, Ethan Michael Brennan, Alec Cade Brock, Nicholas James Brockman, Elizabeth Paige Brooks, Tyler Dean Brooks, Alyssa Katherine Brossart, Bailey Mackenzie Buckler, Johnny Franklin Burke, Alexis Nichole Burrell, Nathan Daniel Caldwell, Adam Michael Carella, Victoria Ann Carella, Nicholas Robert Carr, Taylor Douglas Carr, Taylor Michael Centers, Taylor Kaye Chartrau, Molly Katherine Cheek, Austin Jeffrey Cliff, Cassandra Marie Cobb, Austin Jameson Collins, Rachel Lynn Condit, Brandon Edward Cooper, Marinda Rose Cornett, Kelsey Elizabeth Cotton, Jessica Ann Couch, Kaitlyn Marie Cox, Zachary Scott Cozzart, Jeremy Cress, Chad Alan Curran, Austin Scott Dalhover, Jonathan Cosmo Dauria, Derrick Kenneth

Day, Juliann Pauline Day, Chloe Jean Dedden, Donovan Michael Dietrich, Jason Ryle Doerman, Arielle Nicole Domaschko, Shelby Marie Doran, Ashley Renee Dorman, Brianne Alexandra Dunn, Julia Marie Edmonds, Spencer Scott Elmlinger, Lukas Alexander England, Bethany Jordan Erp, Kayla Ceal Ferguson, Andrea Katelynn Flores, Winnie Mae Franklin, Bridget Nicole Fryman, Cheyenne Ella Funk, Matthew Ryan Gade, Sarah Elizabeth Garland, Mackenzie Rae Garnett, Thomas Robert Gerding, Devin Justice Gibson, Chad Morris Gifford, Amanda Jo Gilley, Brad Alan Girdler, Kathryn Elizabeth Glindmeyer, Julia Ann Gnoose, Elijah Tanner Goessling, Megan Lynn Gordon, Shelby Elizabeth Graham, Emily Megan Greener, Nicholas Conrad Gregory, Michael Joseph Griffith, Seth Michael Grindstaff, Tosha Deanna Gross, Johnathan Michael Gunckle, Suad Hajdarovic, Brandon Patrick Hale, Allison Danielle Halfhill, Cortnie Jasann Hanna, Megan Elizabeth Hannah, Emma Marie Harkins, Taylor Jenna Hatfield, Jordan Lynn Hauck, Kasey Ray Hensley, Dakota Anthony Hickman, Kristen Taylor Hicks, Valerie Nicole Higgins, Mary Katie Hodges, Shelby Danielle Holland, Andrew James Holt, Natasha Nicole Holt, Christopher Douglas Howell, Jeff Scott Huang, Maggie Nicole Huckaby, Jacob Ray Huiet, Carley Jean Hume, Gunner Dane Jacobs, Natalie Kay Jarrell, Jayla

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The following students are members of the Covington Latin School graduating class of 2013: Whitney Ash, Katie Bischoff, Alex Bitter, Mitchell Blewett, Sam Bohman, Alexis Brown, Mikayla Brown, Jessica Chan, Patrick Clancy, Dorien Clark, Elizabeth Clements, Brendan Connelly, Clare Dunn, Phillip Dunn, Emma Ganshirt, Emma Gripshover, Andrea Halenkamp, Emily Herzog, Bridgette Hildreth, Diane Jackson,

tucky students graduate from high school college and career ready,” Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday. In addition to facilitating discussion among teachers, fellows will meet directly with leading policymakers to help them understand teacher views and to present teacher-generated solutions around educator evaluation systems.

Lynn Jefferson, Demi Ann Marie Johnson, Samuel August Johnson, Carly Jayne Kane, Alyssa Marie Kazior, Megan Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Logan Kennedy, Casey Michelle Kerns, Jacqueline Kate Kidney, Brenna Allison King, Rachel Marie King, Walter Andrew Kraczek, Stephanie Nicole Krieg, Sydney Lynn Kroth, Alec Stephen Kubala, Nicholas Joseph Lampers, Zachary Myles Lavon, Jeffrey Richard Lawrence, Elizabeth Anne Long, Gene Stewart Long, Matthew Reed Lostutter, Jacob Andrew Madden, Louis Michael Maniacci, Richard David Martin, Michelle Elizabeth Mathis, Christian Joseph McClure, Tonya Lynn McDine, Taylor Benjamin McDowell, Gerald Murray McFadden, Christian Trevor McNabb, Ashley Nicole Michael, Joshua Edward Michael, Lindsey Anne Michels, Austin Michael Middendorf, Ashley Nicole Mitchell, Dustin N. W. Mitchell, Tyler Carleton Mogus, Montanna Paige Moore, Titus Anthony Moore, Javon Alexander Morgan, Kennith M Morgan, Tyler Neal Morris, Taylor Cheyanne Morrison, Lynsey BreAnna Moser, Charles Andrew Murphy, Sara Elizabeth Nesmith, Zachary Joseph Neumann, Kelly Aileen Nichols, Matthew Nathanial Noble, Devin Kyle Nunn, Joanna Khaldon Obied, Emily Suzanne Oehler, Kyle Matthew Owens, Victoria Noel Owens, Stephen George Pack, Kathryn Elizabeth Page, Janaki Yatin Patel, Brennan Daniell Pike,

Rhett Taylor Pluimer, Trenton Mitchell Presnell, Heather Danielle Rachford, Rebecca Lynn Ranes, John Lindsay Ransdell, Lee Daulton Reed, Connor Thomas Reilly, Morgan Kaiman Restaino, Ian Nicholas Roe, Amber Rose Roland, Cody Lee Rose, Jessica Taylor Rouselle, John Timothy Rowland, Heather Lynn Runge, Alyssa Ann Schlotman, Jaelin Michael Schumacher, Joshua Wellington Sebree, Christopher Coleman Setser, Cameron Akitaka Sharrow, Andrew Wayne Shelton, Alexander Ryan Sherman, Christian Paul Shinkle, Samuel Tanner Shoemaker, Charles Tanner Smith, Emily Ann Smith, Jacob Brian Smith, Kenneth Lee Smith, Michaela Alise Smith, Taylor Alexandra Marie Smith, Hannah Marie Snatchko, Danielle Lynn Spaulding, Robert Kelly Stobart, Kagan Reed Strok, Daniel Robert Swikert, Ryan Matthew Taylor, Macartney Renee Thesing, Samuel Lyle Thoburn, Destiny Michelle Thomas, Tristan Patrick Thomas, Andrea Rose Thompson, Lindsey Louise Thorsen, Nicholas Aubrey Thorsen, Katelyn Rose Trapp, Justin Howard Tudor, Kayleigh-Margaret Williamina Tully, Austin Errol Ulerick, Mitchell Charles Daniel Vail, Darian Alexandria Van Dusen, Ronald Dylan Vanlandingham, Adam Joseph Villari, Samantha Michelle Warren, Sydney Jade Whitaker, Lauren Elizabeth Willett, Ashley Taylor Williams, Chloe Catherine Wood, Sidharth Anil Yadav and Taylor Breanne Zingsheim.

The following students are members of the St. Henry District High School graduating class of 2013: Craig Allen Aldridge, Joshua Lucas Anderson, Madeline Marie Anneken, McKayl Kelly Barrows, Alexis Ann Bates, William Joseph Baumann, Katelyn Marie Beatrice, Megan Ann Bedel, Rachel Ann Berling, Abigail Marie Bessler, Michael Hausfeld Best, Steven Wayne Binkowski, Maddison Marie Bisbee, Elizabeth Michelle Bishop, William Christopher Brehl, Abigail Coleen Brockman, Matthew Paul Bruegge, Meredith Michelle Brungs, Dylan Powell Bryant, Carly Marie Burgheim, Meghan Therese Burke, Noelle Marie Barstow Butts, Zachary Carlton Carr, Christopher Thomas Case, Kelly Jane Coburn, Alexander Benjamin Conradi, Ryan Michael Coots, Ian Patrick Cowley, Adam Robert Crabbs, Mikala Marie Crum, Sarah Christine Cusick, Madeline Rose Decker, Samuel Lawrence Deis, Patrick James Dorr, Austin Taylor Dumas, Austin James Eibel, Cara Nicole Emerson, Chad Austin Esmeier, Laura Michelle Felix, Zachary Benjamin Finch, Rachel Louise Fortner, Elizabeth Marie Graue, Laura Nicole Gunkel, Melissa Anne Hall, Sierra Danielle Harlan, David Christian Hellmann, Taylor Christine Hess, Benjamin Joseph Hils, Catherine Jean Holt, Lauren Michelle Hunt, Michael Grady Ireland, Alexandra Nicole Isler, Johan Joseph Kahmann, Emily Christine Kappes, Kevin Earl Keller, Danielle Courtney Kerth, Merrick Logan Krey, Samuel Gregory Krugel, Mitchell Andrew Kuebbing, Cayla Claire Kunstek, Natalie Claire Latta, Elizabeth Ann Leedom, Katelyn Marie Leese, Jenna Marie Litzler, Michael Paul Loftus, Michael Carey Lunnemann, Jaime Elizabeth Maley, Peter Joseph Markgraf, Matthew Gerard Martin, Samantha Lynn Maxwell, Adam Joseph McCoy, Justin Thomas McKnight, Dolores Elizabeth McMahon, Kyle Edward McMahon, Darius Ethan Meiman, Michael John Mettey, Kendall Marie Miller, Kelsey Maria Mueller, Nicholas Edward Myers, Caitlin Elizabeth Neuhaus, Ryan Allen Niebling, Adam Bryan Nields, Alexander David Nields, Michael Ryan Niemer, Whitney Marie Oggy, Gerhardt Henry Otto, Michael Alexander Overberg, McKenzie Paige Overwein, Ashley Marie Piccola, Sydney Elysia Pitts, Josie Lynn Plummer, Morgan Rose Potts, Todd Joseph Powers, Ross Michael Pritchett, Miranda Ana Ranieri, Whitney Ann Ransdell, Devin Reinert, Gary William Rice, Craig Vincent Rose, Kevin Michael Royal, Michael Glen Royal, Samuel Orion Sallee, Benjamin Lawrence Scheben, Cathryn Rose Scheben, Abigail Elizabeth Scherrer, Elizabeth Anne Schultz, Matthew Jerome Seifried, Brittany Nicole Smart, Cassandra Corridan Snodgrass, Matthew Allen Spencer, Natalie Claire Spicker, Dillon Anthony Staub, Danielle Elizabeth Stegman, Maria Johanna Syfert, Patrick Alan Taylor, Amanda Rose Thomson, Brian Stephens Tobergte, Cheyenne Marcelle Tobler, Anna Marie Trenkamp, Jessi Irene Tuemler, Alexander Jerome Ubelhor, Sydney Lyn Voss, Andrew David Wallenhorst, Alyssa Ann Whittle, Nicholas Steven Wilde, Robin Nicole Winebrenner, Daniel Scott Wolfer, Amy Elizabeth Wurzbacher, Emily Anne Yocom, Bailey Jacob Youngwirth, Abigayle Elizabeth Ziegler.





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Clippers having strong summer By James Weber

The Northern Kentucky Clippers club swimming team dominated its home invitational June 22-23 at Silverlake Recreation Center in Erlanger. With David Webb being the last meet before championship season begins the coaches were very excited leading up to the meet. The Clippers had 75 percent of their roster achieve lifetime best times and defeated second place by 2,500 points.


Team records broken:

Alexa Arkenberg– 9-10 girls 200 free, 100 fly, and 200 IM Kenzie Skaggs - 9-10 girls 200 free, 50 fly, 100 fly, and 200 IM Maddie Vonderhaar - 13-14 girls 100 breast and 200 breast Anne Davies - 17 and over girls 200 breast Seth Young - 9-10 boys 50 free, 100 free, 50 breast and 200 IM Max Williamson - 17 and over 100 fly

Meet records broken:

Lance Lucas of Triple Crown Country Club putts the ball. Eric Fuldner beat Lucas in the round of 32 at the Tony Blom Metropolitan Amateur Championship golf tourney June 27 at Hyde Park Golf & Country Club. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


everal Boone County golfers made waves at the 104th Annual Tony Blom Metropolitan Amateur Championship last week at Hyde Park Golf & Country Club. Making the Round of 32 in the 64-man match-play bracket were Tim Lastivka, Jared Howard and Lance Lucas. Lucas of Triple Crown Country Club is a multiple champion of the Northern Kentucky Men’s Amateur tourney. Players reaching the first round of match play were Ryle/UC standout Blake Hamilton, Ryle golfers and Triple Crown members Zach Adams and Logan Gamm, Carter Hibbard of Traditions and Boone County High School, and Cris Cronenweth of Triple Crown. This year’s NKY Men’s Amateur tourney is July 9-12 at Triple Crown in Union.

Lance Lucas of Triple Crown Country Club watches his shot at the Tony Blom Metropolitan Amateur Championship golf tourney June 27 at Hyde Park Golf & Country Club. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


Freedom Trail

» It will be fireworks and more fireworks starting with post-game Rozzi fireworks show on both Friday, July 5, and Saturday, July 6, during the Florence Freedom’s next homestand. Sunday, July 7, will feature the “Fear the Flattop” bobblehead giveaway, and kids can run the bases followed by an entire team autograph session post-game. On July 5, the Freedom will wear specialty camo jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game. Proceeds from the jersey sales will go to support Bluegrass Military Affairs Coalition and the Kentucky Wounded Warrior Program. During the seventh-inning stretch the Freedom will stop the game and invite all active and retired military members to come down to the field for a standing ovation. Game time for Friday is set for 6:35 p.m., with the gates opening at 5:35 p.m. Sunday, July 7, will wrap up the weekend homestand for the Freedom against the Frontier Greys. The first 1,500 tickets

through the gates will receive a “Fear the Flattop” Bobblehead courtesy of Jack’s Glass. Bobbleheads will be given one per two tickets. Game time for Sunday’s kids run the bases and autographs day is set for 6:05 p.m. For more information on the Freedom promotions, visit

Coaching news

» Marty Steele is the new athletic director at Boone County, replacing Jon Smith. Steele is a science teacher who has coached football for many years as an assistant wrestling coach, Smith said. Smith is stepping down to spend more time with his young children. » Ryle High School has selected Karra Jackson as its new girls basketball coach. Jackson becomes the seventh head coach in the 21-year history of the Raiders. Jackson, a Middlesboro, Ky. native, attended Bell County High School. She was also a standout player at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn. Jackson was a four-year starter for LMU including being selected to the Gulf South All-Conference team three times. Jackson was inducted

into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. She has six years of head coaching experience most recently at Oak Ridge High School in Tennessee. he compiled a 29-29 record in two seasons at Oak Ridge including a 16-14 mark in 2012-13 (played many top ranked teams in state). Jackson also coached at Bryan Station in Lexington, helping turn around a program from 822 in year one (2008) to an impressive 24-7 in her fourth year (2011). Her overall record at Bryan Station was 64-54 in four years.

Alexa Arkenberg - 9-10 girls 200 free Alison Bomkamp - 13-14 girls 100 fly Anne Davies - girls Open 200 breast Lauren Herich - Open girls 1500 free Jack Johnson - 13-14 boys 200 free Brendan Meyer - Open boys 200 fly Kenzie Skaggs - 9-10 girls 200 free, 200 IM, 100 fly, 50 fly, and 100 back Amanda Smith - 13-14 girls 200 back and 100 back Max Williamson - Open Boys 100 fly Seth Young - 10 and under boys 200 free and 50 free

Boys event winners:

Matt Elsbernd – 100 fly Austin Haney – 400 IM, 2nd in 100 breast, 2nd in 200 IM, 3rd in 200 breast, 2nd in 200 free Ethan Hanna – 200 free, 2nd in 100 free Jack Johnson – 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 2nd in 100 back Patrick Merse – 100 breast, 2nd in 50 breast Brendan Meyer – 400 free, 1,500 free, 200 fly, 2nd in 200 back, 3rd in 100 back Robbie Newman – 50 free Chase Vennefron – 100 breast, 3rd in 200 IM, 2nd in 200 breast, 2nd in 100 back Max Williamson – 100 fly Seth Young – 200 free, 200 IM, 100 fly, 100 breast, 50 free, 100 free, 50 breast, 50 fly

Other boys top-three finishes

Owen Downard – 3rd in 1,500 free

NKSL INFO The Northern Kentucky Swim League is nearing the end of another successful season. With Newport joining the league this season, 11 clubs are contesting meets through July. Florence 3-0, Bluegrass 3-0, Brookwood 2-0, Taylor Mill 2-0, Five Seasons 2-1, Beechwood 1-1, Fort Thomas 1-1, Cherry Hill 1-2, Oakbrook 0-2, Newport 0-3, Ludlow-Bromley 0-3. Week 5 July 9 (Diving): Five Seasons at Florence, Beechwood at Brookwood, Bluegrass at Taylor Mill, Newport/Cherry Hill at Fort Thomas, Oakbrook at Ludlow: July 11 (swimming): Fort Thomas/Newport at Cherry Hill, other sites reversed. Week 6 July 16 (Diving): Beechwood at Florence, Brookwood at Five Seasons, Taylor Mill at Fort Thomas, Bluegrass at Oakbrook, Ludlow/Cherry Hill at Newport. July 18 (Swimming): Cherry Hill/Newport at Ludlow, other sites reversed. Championship meets All-Star Diving, July 17 at Cherry Hill; All-Star Swimming, July 22 at Beechwood; Boys diving championship, July 23 at Five Seasons; Girls diving championship, July 24 at Five Seasons; Swimming championship prelims, July 25 at Fort Thomas; Swimming finals, July 26 at Fort Thomas. The league will have a 50th anniversary alumni party at Aug. 9. Keagan Finley – 2nd in 1,500 free Jake Jones – 2nd in 100 fly, 2nd in 100 breast, 2nd in 50 fly Pierce Knollman – 2nd in 200 free, 2nd in 100 free, 3rd in 100 back Jake Lentsch – 3rd in 100 breast Josh Smith – 2nd in 400 free Logan Smith – 2nd in 100 back Nick Smith – 2nd in 200 back, 2nd in 200 IM Mike Summe – 3rd in 50 free, 3rd in 100 free Brandon Thomas – 3rd in 100 breast Chris Weinstein – 3rd in 400 IM, 3rd in 200 back

Girls event winners

Alex Arkenberg – 200 free, also 2nd in 200 IM, 2nd in 100 fly, 3rd in 50 back, 2nd in 50 free, 2nd in 100 free, 2nd in 50 fly, 3rd in 100 back Alison Bomkamp – 100 fly, also 3rd in 200 fly Annie Davies – 200 breast, also 3rd in 400 IM, 3rd in 100 breast Hanna Gillcrist – 200 fly, also 3rd in See CLIPPERS, Page A7

Golf outing

» The NKYSPORTS.COM annual golf outing is Friday, July 26, at A.J. Jolly Golf Course with a 1 p.m. shotgun tee-time. The outing will be a four-person scramble format and the cost is $70 per player, which includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, beer, softdrinks, water and a chance to win free golf at various golf courses around the area. Proceeds will support the 2013 production of high school webcasts on and the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati. Contact Ben Bleser at 802-2855.

The 15-and-over girls 800 freestyle relay of Sharli Brady, Kenzie Margroum, Hanna Gillcrist and Lauren Herich recently set a new Northern Kentucky Clippers team record. THANKS TO DEB HERICH



Bothof brings right mix to NKU By James Weber




Northern Kentucky University went north for its new athletic director June 26, as the Norse look to continue rising in the ranks of NCAA Division I. NKU hired veteran administrator Ken Bothof to be its permanent AD, replacing Scott Eaton. Bothof comes to NKU from the University of WisconsinGreen Bay, where he has served as athletic director since 2002. Green Bay is in the Horizon League, one of the NCAA’s top mid-major conferences. “What Ken has accomplished at Green Bay is remarkable, and NKU’s transition to Division I has gone much more smoothly than we anticipated, and now with Ken on our team, we know our best days lie ahead,” said NKU President Geoffrey Mearns. Mearns said Bothof fits every crucial criteria that an athletic director needs, including hiring and mentoring coaches, managing facilities and compliance efforts, and raising revenue. “He’s a very capable leader and he will bring the class that we want everyone associated with our program to have,” Mearns said. “We had a strong pool of applicants, including several sitting ADs. The high quality of that pool reflects our reputation.” Bothof was one of three finalists who were brought to campus last week for private interviews and public forums with the community. The others were University of North Carolina senior associate athletic director Karlton Creech and University of Northern Iowa senior associate athletic director Jean Berger. Bothof officially takes over Aug. 19.

NKU will have camps in volleyball, boys soccer and baseball July 8-12, and girls basketball July 15-18. Visit for more information on those. The volleyball team is looking to build on that 25-7 campaign. They start Aug. 30-31 at a Xavier University tourney, playing major-conference schools Xavier, Michigan and Clemson. NKU’s first home match is Sept. 2 against Wright State. NKU will host Kentucky in men’s soccer in an exhibition Aug. 25. NKU will play at Cincinnati Sept. 18 but will not have a home match until Sept. 29 against Bowling Green. The women’s soccer team will host IUPUI in an exhibition Aug. 17 and will have its first regular home match Aug. 25 against Murray State. In cross country, NKU will host its 18th annual Brian Rohne memorial 5K Aug. 11, starting at 7 p.m.

“During my visits here, I was truly inspired by the passion and the pride that was displayed at NKU and by NKU’s commitment to the complete studentathlete experience,” Bothof said. “I truly believe there’s a great foundation that has been laid upon which we can build a positive culture that we can all be proud of.” At Green Bay, Bothof was instrumental in raising $11 million in private funds to complete a $33 million renovation and expansion of the Phoenix Sports Center. He also developed an outdoor facilities plan that includes new soccer and softball facilities, as well as expanded recreational and intramural opportunities. Basketball has flourished at Green Bay, and during his tenure, Phoenix student-athletes have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in each of the last 23 semesters. Bothof has been heavily involved in leadership committees in the Horizon League, and and also worked at Saint Louis, Idaho State and San Jose State. NKU will soon begin its second year at the NCAA Division I level. Last year, the NKU volleyball team posted a record of 25-7, including a 12-6 mark in the A-

Sun. NKU’s 25 wins were the most ever by a volleyball program in its first year of reclassification from Division II to Division I. The women’s basketball team finished 15-13 and earned a berth in the Women’s Basketball Invitational postseason tournament. The men’s basketball team led the Atlantic Sun in home attendance with an average of 3,551 per game. The school’s student athletes have posted a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater during six of the last seven semesters. Bothof said he was attracted to move from Green Bay by the size of NKU’s student body (16,000) and Mearns’ vision for the future. “One thing I can assure you is we will continue to stress the importance of having NKU be a leader in the classroom and in competition,” Bothof said. Mearns, NKU’s first-year president ended a process that began with the dismissal in March of former athletic director, Scott Eaton. An ongoing investigation into Eaton’s activities has revealed inappropriate relationships with women, including one student, and misuse of funds. Eaton, a long-time administrator at NKU, helped lead the transition into Division I.

Clippers Continued from Page A6 100 fly, 3rd in 50 free, 2nd in 100 free Lauren Herich – 400 free, 1,500 free, 200 back Anna Long – 100 breast, 50 breast Allison Piccirillo – 100 fly Kenzie Skaggs – 200 IM, 100 fly, 50 back, 50 free, 100 free, 50 fly, 100 back, 2nd in 200 free Amanda Smith – 100 back, also 2nd in 400 free, 3rd in 400 IM, 2nd in 200 back, 2nd in 200 IM, 3rd in 100 free, 2nd in 200 free Madeleine Vonderhaar – 100 breast, also 3rd in 200 breast

Other girls top-three finishes

Mallory Beil – 2nd in 100 fly, 2nd in 200 fly Kristin Cirulli – 3rd in 100 breast, 3rd in 50 breast Mariah Denigan – 3rd in 200 free, 3rd in 200 IM, 2nd in 50 back, 3rd in 50 free, 3rd in 100 free, 2nd in 100 back Meghan Greenwell – 2nd in 50 free, 3rd in 100 back Sarah Harkrader – 3rd in 200 breast Carlie Herich – 3rd in 200 back Mikayla Herich – 3rd in 200 IM Jake Jones – 2nd in 200 IM Anna Long – 3rd in 100 fly Kenzie Margroum – 2nd in 100 fly,

2nd in 50 free, 3rd in 200 free Lilly Morgan – 2nd in 100 back Sophie Skinner – 3rd in 400 free, 2nd in 50 free, 3rd in 200 free Katie Summe – 3rd in 100 breast Olivia Vonderhaar – 3rd in 50 free Alivia Williams – 2nd in 100 breast, 2nd in 50 breast

Also, four Northern Kentucky Clippers were selected to attend the USA Zone Select Camp May 23-26 in Oxford, Ohio, at Miami University. The swimmers attending were Mikayla Herich (Hebron), Brendan Meyer (Taylor Mill) and Madeleine Vonderhaar (Lakeside Park). In addition, Clipper Max Williamson (Fort Mitchell) served as part of the coaching staff at the camp representing the USA Swimming Junior National Team. The Clippers had the most swimmers represented of any team in the zone. “The Clippers are very proud of the kids that represented our team at this camp. It is very unique to have three swimmers at this camp from one team let alone have another representing the United States Junior National team as a guest coach at the camp. We have received many compliments on our swimmers’ training abilities,” said Clippers head coach Jason Roberts.

SIDELINES Select baseball tryouts The Sharks SWOL select basetball team is having tryouts 6-8 p.m. July 9 and 16 at President Park (Snow Field) in Edgewood for the 2014 13U team. Players must not turn 14 prior to May 1, 2014. Email Ken Shumate at; or call 859512-8541; or call Randy Suttles at 513-312-8550.

Free NFL Youth Football Camp Coach Bruce Kozerski will offer a “Free NFL Youth Football Camp” for ages 7-14, 6-8:30 p.m. July 10 and 11, at Eva G. Farris Sports Complex, 4524

Virginia Ave., in Covington. Kozerski is a former Bengals lineman and current Holy Cross High School head football coach. Register online by emailing For more information, visit or call Coach Bruce Kozerski at 859-991-1564 or Coach Lowell Scott at 859-866-3903.

Junior high football Newport Central Catholic High School invites all boys entering the sixth, seventh, or eighth grade in the fall of 2013 to play on its junior high football team. Contact coach Jeff Brauley at, or 859-572-0203.

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America, sweet land of liberty “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson When Thomas Jefferson first penned that phrase as part of our Declaration of Independence, it represented a new way of life for those who had been opposed through tyranny and “taxation without representation.” On July 4, 1776, members of the First Continental Congress set into motion the establishment of a free nation, a government for the people, by the people. As we gather here in Boone County with family and friends we are united with collective celebrations taking place across America. Flags waving, the brilliance of fireworks across the night sky, it is worth remembering that all the cele-

brations of this day are rooted in history. It’s recorded that shortly after the Declaration of Independence was signed in PhilAddia adelphia, celeWuchner brations took COMMUNITY place across RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST the land. Many of the former colonists, who were just starting to call themselves Americans, set off cannons and marched to fife and drum. Earlier in Independence Hall, 56 men came forward to sign that piece of parchment. They pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honors. And it was more than rhetoric; for each of those men knew the penalty for high treason to England and the crown. “We must all hang together,” Benjamin Franklin said, “or, assuredly, we will all

Fix immigration with common sense Every time I turn on the radio or television or pick up a newspaper I read another article about the thousands of pages of proposed legislation to deal with illegal immigration. It amazes me that a country with the most sophisticated technology in the world cannot track down illegals and deal with the problem. Perhaps if the members of Congress; liberals, conservatives, libertarians, and whatever term they adopt for themselves were to sit down and apply some common sense they could deal with immigration pretty quickly. It may even be easier if the members of Congress were less interested in free television time and more time in doing the job they were elected to do. For instance, it is reported that since the immigration reform of the 1980s millions of illegals have entered the United States. There is a suspicion or belief many of these individuals, their children and other family members. are receiving various forms of public assistance. Those in the building trades say without reform that legitimizes their illegal entry the industry will be in peril. Those in the restaurant and agricultural industry are trying to make the same argument. The most liberal, pro-democratic labor force in the country, the SEIU, is running ads saying the proposed reform is good for America. These are the same people who supported the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, which is not affordable and is in fact a tax increase on every American family. The last thing Congress needs to do is pass legislation like the current immigration reform measure that spends $1.4 billion on youth employment jobs. Congress needs to learn that every bill it passes cannot include a government job creation bill. If an amend-

ment like this one is offered by the socialist member of the Senate from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, every Terry responsible Donoghue member of the Senate should COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST vote no. COLUMNIST Let’s call on Congress to take some simple steps to stop illegal immigration by adopting legislation that says documentation and forms for all public subsidies will be printed in English. If one of the qualifiers for public assistance is being a U.S. citizen, and one pre-emptor to citizenship is the ability to read and speak the English language, it stands to reason if we stop printing federal documents in multiple languages we save on printing costs and eliminate the likelihood of application for assistance. Secondly, Congress needs to strictly enforce the laws already on the books. Most states require auto insurance to operate a motor vehicle; they have laws against driving under the influence; and the possession of controlled substances is a violation of state law. When illegals are convicted of these crimes or any other crimes they need to be taken into federal custody without delay, upon conviction, and deported. Individuals who are already here illegally and continue to break the laws of the land, the government should deport them immediately. These are just two simple issues Congress could deal with that won’t take thousands of pages of bureaucratic babble or 15 federal attorneys to interpret. Let’s start small and fix the problem through common sense solutions. Terry Donoghue is a Hebron resident.



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hang separately.” They were brave, even through all the bloodshed of the coming years. Their courage created a nation built on a universal claim to human dignity, on the proposition that every man, woman, and child are endowed by their Creator with the rights of liberty and freedom. I am humbled to be a direct decendent of several of those first brave Americans. Their stories have always inspired me. After the Revolution, granted land for their service to our new nation, they settled in ‘Kain-tuck-ee’ based on a word in the Iroquois language that means ‘meadow land’, and which at the time was a county of Virginia. They named their first-born daughter “America,” a very popular name at the time. As we join in our 4th of July celebrations today we are passing on to our children and their children’s children the

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hope and vision of our forefathers and the founders of our country, the hope that is America and the gift of liberty.

Jefferson wrote in a correspondence with his co-signer of the Declaration of Independence, “to the times when, beset with difficulties and dangers, we were fellow laborers in the same cause, struggling for what is most valuable to man, his right to self-government. We are woven into the fabric of American history. It falls to us to keep faith, united with our founders and all the great Americans of our past, both well known and not so known, and with every man and woman in uniform who have sacrificed to make sure the freedoms our forefathers spelled out in the Declaration of Independence remain strong and true for everyone. “Have a Grand 4th! May God Bless America, Sweet Land of Liberty!” Rep. Addia Wuchner, R-Florence, is a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The progressive side of trash

I would like to express my gratitude to Mayor Don Kirby for staying on the progressive side of trash. I am constantly dismayed to see how little my neighborhood recycles. While I love seeing the little red bins I would prefer to see the larger ones be the norm instead of the exception. Evidently, the tipping fees are not great enough in order to make people realize that we cannot just keep consuming and throwing our lives into a trash bin. It all has to end up somewhere. I rarely use my trash can but my recycling bin is always overflowing. I would actually love to have two. Between my composting and recycling there is little need for my giant trash can. I also put all green yard waste in paper bags. That way they can go to the landfill but will eventually break down because they are not contained in a bag made of petrochemicals that will not break down. Having lived in other communities where they were proactive in recycling and on street composting I find that Boone County has a long, long way to go. I have also seen people put things in the trash here

that would never be allowed in more progressive states. In some states, your green waste must be put in paper bags, then they shred it and leave it at various community work lots and not only can the residents get free mulch, the city does not have to pay to mulch all the common areas since it is just re-using what we have put on the curb. So even though it might not be popular right now I want to thank the mayor for sticking up for those who actually believe that we have an impact on our environment and try and do what little we can to reduce it. Claire Laporte Union

Mistreatment of God’s creatures

To the uncaring slime ball that dropped a frightened little black and white beagle mix dog on Idlebrook Lane in Burlington around 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 20. Several workmen saw your white vehicle as you came to a stop and put a beautiful little frightened dog out of your car. I wonder why you didn’t take him to the animal shelter. At least there he would have had a chance of being adopted and

cared for. But you didn’t give him a chance. Why? Four neighbors tried for over 45 minutes to get this precious little dog to come to one of us so we could care for him. He was so afraid of humans that he would not come even for a doggie treat or a sip of water. How could you have mistreated such a wonderful little thing that only wanted to be loved but you made him so afraid of humans he would not even come close to us. This frightened little thing wandered off into the woods. I hope you think of him often, alone in the woods, hungry, thirsty and frightened for the last few days of his life. Whatever made you ever think you could be a pet owner? You are a coward and a lowlife. I would love to meet you face to face but I’m sure you would never stand up like a man. If you even know how to read, I doubt that you would ever read a letter to the editor because you are so self-centered you only care about yourself and have no feelings for anyone or anything else. One day you will be held accountable for the way you have mistreated one of God’s creatures. Dave Gilbert Burlington

WHEN THEY MEET Boone County Fiscal Court 2950 Washington St., Burlington, KY 41005 859-334-2242 Meets 5:30 p.m., twice a month (Tuesdays). Judge-executive Gary Moore; Matt Dedden, commissioner District 1; Dr. Charlie Kenner, commissioner District 2; Charlie Walton, commissioner District 3. www.boonecountyky. org

City of Florence 8100 Ewing Blvd. Florence, KY 859-647-8177 Meets the first four Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m.

City of Union 1843 Mt. Zion Rd., Union, KY 41091 859-384-1511 Meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of

each month

City of Walton 40 North Main St., Walton, KY 859-485-4383 Meets the second Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Boone County Schools 8330 U.S. 42, Florence KY 859-283-1003 Meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at 99 Center St., Florence. boone.kyschools. us

Walton-Verona Schools 16 School Road, Walton, KY 859-485-4181 Meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.

228 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 654 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075 phone: 283-0404 email: web site:

YOUR OFFICIALS U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell Washington, D.C., phone: 202-2242541 Local phone: 859-578-0188 Website: http://mcconnell. Rand Paul Washington, D.C., phone: 202-2244343 Local phone: 859-426-0165 Website:

U.S. House of Representatives Thomas Massie, Fourth District Washington, D.C., phone: 202-2253465 Local phone: 859-426-0080

Florence Recorder Editor Nancy Daly, 578-1059 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.







Carleen Wehage of Crestview Hills waters her garden with rainwater. KAMELLIA SMITH FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

RAIN BARRELS ARE A WAY TO KEEP YOUR LAWN GREEN By Kamellia Soenjoto Smith Recorder Contributor


backyard in Crestview Hills, Carleen Wehage turned a faucet handle and water poured into her watering can. But the faucet wasn’t connected to a pipe, it was sticking out of a brown plastic barrel. “I had seriously considered getting a rain barrel,” she recalled as she sprinkled the water on her flowers. She finally got one last year as a birthday present from her grandson. “And I have thoroughly enjoyed it.” Her grandson, Brian Gurley, and his wife have benefited from two rain barrels at their house. Each holds 60 gallons and collects rainwater from their roof, which they use for landscaping. “We had them refill at least 10 times last year,” he shared. “That’s 600 gallons of water for each barrel. That’s a lot of water.” Gurley is enthusiastic about

water conservation. He and an old friend, Brad Knochelmann, give talks at local libraries and garden clubs, hoping to raise people’s awareness. “Everybody can make a conscious effort to think about their consumption,” Knochelmann explained, for example “brushing your teeth and having the water running when you can simply turn it off.” A recent study by Columbia University Water Center, water services provider Veolia Water, and the collaborative Growing Blue highlights the risks of water scarcity across the U.S. as climate change increases the potential for drought. It was in 2010 when Gurley and Knochelmann were inspired to do more. Knochelmann was taking classes at the Chicago Center for Green Technology where he learned about green resources such as solar panels and vegetative roofs. Gurley would visit him and

TO LEARN MORE If you’re interested to learn more about rain barrels you can contact Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky at or Knochelmann and Gurley at

Brian Gurley, left, and Brad Knochelmann stand by the rain barrel they set up in Crestview Hills. KAMELLIA SMITH FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

they would talk about what Knochelmann had learned. “I said ‘As soon as you move back here, Brad, we have to do something green’,” Gurley recalled. Two years ago they started a business selling rain barrels

and providing related services. They have around 500 customers so far. “It’s a hobby that’s turned into business,” Knochelmann said. The products they sell, made from recycled materials, are locally produced.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency points out that lawn and garden watering can account for nearly 40 percent of total household water use during the summer. A rain barrel can help reduce the water bill, especially during periods of drought. It also helps decrease the impact of runoff to streams and sanitary sewers. “We’re not in this for money,” Gurley pointed out. “Money is the byproduct of what we’re doing, but the big thing is awareness and education.” Wehage added, “People are getting more and more aware about using our resources wisely.”

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, JULY 5 Exhibits Northern Kentucky Music Legends, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Highlights performers, bands, DJs, composers, lyricists and other musical artists from Northern Kentucky who have spent 20-plus years sharing love of music with the public. Included with admission. 859-491-4003; Covington. Verbum Domini Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Verbum Domini, – The Word of the Lord – is made up of a couple dozen Bible-related items in an exhibit that celebrates God’s word throughout the ages. Also called the Green Collection, it’s funded by Hobby Lobby chain of arts and crafts stores. $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg. Dragon Invasion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Portico. Come face-to-face with tales of dragons from all over the world. View artwork and other adornments strolling beneath Chinese dragons. Learn about encounters with these beasts from China to Africa, Europe to the Americas and Australia to the Middle East. Discover what ancient historians have written about these creatures, and examine armaments that may have been used by valiant dragon slayers. $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg.

Karaoke and Open Mic Friday Night Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Florence Elks Lodge 314, 7704 Dixie Highway, Karaoke and dance. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-746-3557. Florence.

Literary - Libraries Mahjong, 1 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, 859-342-2665. Union.

Recreation Friday Night Cruise In with DJ Ray, 5-8 p.m., Jane’s Saddlebag, 13989 Ryle Road, Door prizes, $1 hot dogs and free color photo. Bring car for discounted meals. Free. Through Sept. 27. 859-3846617. Union.

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

Sports Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:35 p.m. vs. Greys. Local 12 Fireworks Friday presented by CBTS., University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, $14 VIP, $12 dugout, $10 reserved. Presented by Florence Freedom Professional Baseball. 859-594-4487; Florence.

SATURDAY, JULY 6 Exhibits Northern Kentucky Music Legends, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Verbum Domini Exhibit, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg. Dragon Invasion Exhibit, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg.

Holiday - Independence Day 4th For Our Soldiers Celebration, 4 p.m.-midnight Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks display 10:20 p.m. Rain or shine., Arborwood Subdivision, 4657 Catalpa

New Lime is performing 7 p.m., Thursday, July 11, as part of the Behringer-Crawford Museum’s Northern Kentucky Music Legends exhibit, 1600 Montague Road in Covington. The members of New Lime met in Campbell County and were very popular in the 1960s. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for children. THANKS TO TIFFANY HOPPENJANS The Florence Freedom have home games July 5-7 and July 10-14. THANKS TO JOSH ANDERSON Court, Celebration of military: active, overseas, inactive, veterans and their families. With hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, side dishes, soda, water and beer 6:30 p.m. Accepting cash donations to fund scholarships for graduating seniors in area, and car packages. Donations: $20 family, $5 per person. Presented by 4th For Our Soldiers. 859-9121796; Burlington.

To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Dragon Invasion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg.

Music - Concerts Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Summer Series: Antonin Dvorak: Living in America. An all-Dvorak program with cellist Benjamin Fryxell, 18., Devou Park, 1344 Audubon Road, Amphitheater. Concessions and restroom available. Bring seating, picnics welcome. TANK Shuttle will transport from Covington Catholic High School, 1600 Dixie Highway, Park Hills, 6-7:30 p.m., $1 each way. Free limited parking. Free, $5 suggested donation. Presented by Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. 859-431-6216; Covington.

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The 10th annual family-friendly Newport Motorcycle Rally and America’s Celebration runs July 4-7 at Newport on the Levee. THANKS TO SAL WERTHEIM

Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. Greys. 92.5 The Fox Rockin’ Saturday presented by Joseph Subaru. Music by Skut Farkis., University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium, $14 VIP, $12 dugout, $10 reserved. 859594-4487; Florence.

by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Yoga, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Hatha yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation. Bring yoga mat. $25 per month. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington. Zumba, 6 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Registration required. 859-342-2665. Union. Zumba, 5:30 p.m., Walton Branch Library, 21 S. Main St., Fast-paced workout. $5. 859342-2665. Walton.



Northern Kentucky Music Legends, 1-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, Included with admission. 859-491-4003; Covington. Verbum Domini Exhibit, noon-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg. Dragon Invasion Exhibit, noon-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg.

Northern Kentucky Music Legends, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Verbum Domini Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg. Dragon Invasion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg.

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Jammin’ at Jane’s, 3-6 p.m., Jane’s Saddlebag, 13989 Ryle Road, Free. 859-384-6617; Union.

Sports Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. Greys. Great Country 94.1 Family Fun Sundays presented by The Bank of Kentucky. “Fear The Flattop” bobblehead giveaway., University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium, $14 VIP, $12 dugout, $10 reserved. 859-594-4487; Florence.

MONDAY, JULY 8 Civic Tea Party Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Sub Station II, 7905 Dream St., Meet and discuss limited government, free markets and fiscal responsibility. Free. Presented by Grassroots Tea Party of Boone County. 859-586-9207; Florence.

Exercise Classes Gentle Yoga, 6 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn basic postures and flows. Bring yoga mat. $25 per month. Presented


Literary - Libraries Joe Tedesco Presents: Balloon Art (grades 3-5), 6:30 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Learn to make variety of balloon creations. Free. 859-3422665. Union.

Senior Citizens Yoga Fitness for Seniors, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton.

TUESDAY, JULY 9 Education Admissions Information Session, 2-3 p.m., Gateway Community and Technical College Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way, Center for Advanced Manufacturing, B104A. Learn about admissions, financial aid, academic programs and advising. For ages 16 and up. Free. Presented by Gateway Community and Technical College. 859-441-4500. Florence. Financial Aid Workshop, 3-4 p.m., Gateway Community and Technical College Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way, Center for Advanced Manu-

facturing, B206. Learn how to file Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). On-site assistance if you bring 2012 federal tax return. Learn how to obtain college degree with minimal student debt. For ages 16 and up. Free. Presented by Gateway Community and Technical College. 859-441-4500. Florence.

Exhibits Verbum Domini Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg. Dragon Invasion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg.

Literary - Libraries Bridge, 12:30-3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, 859-342-2665. Union. What is Zen?, 7 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Learn about Zen and Zen practice and have your specific questions answered. Program followed by Zen meditation session. Free. Registration required. 859-342-2665. Florence.

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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 Exercise Classes Zumba Gold, 6 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Slow-paced, low-impact version of regular Zumba, perfect for anyone with physical limitations or just starting out an exercise program. $3. 859-342-2665. Florence.

Exhibits Northern Kentucky Music Legends, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Verbum Domini Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg.

Young @ Heart Book Group, 6 p.m. Discuss “Fallen” by Lauren Kate., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Sensory Storytime, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Storytime with adjustments for sensory sensitivity and special needs. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Yu-gi-oh, 6:30 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Play with other local players. Bring your own deck. No trading. English cards only. 859-3422665. Union. The Science of Money (grades K-5), 3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Magic tricks and science experiments using money. Free. Registration required. 859-342-2665. Union.

Sports Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:35 p.m. vs. Evansville Otters. ClassX Radio Winning Wednesday., University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium, $14 VIP, $12 dugout, $10 reserved. 859594-4487; Florence.

THURSDAY, JULY 11 Exhibits Northern Kentucky Music Legends, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Verbum Domini Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg. Dragon Invasion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg.

Health / Wellness Concussion Forum, 6:30 p.m., Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Dr. Michael Miller, medical director of St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine, presents on concussion evaluations, testing, return-to-play guidelines, latest research and Kentucky High School Athletic Association regulations and guidelines. Free. Presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare. 859301-5600; Crestview Hills.

Literary - Crafts Card Making, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn how to make three themed cards with independent stamping demonstrator Barbara Simpson. $5. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library.

859-342-2665. Burlington.

Literary - Libraries Best of the Best Book Group, 3 p.m. Discuss “Home in Gloryland” by Karolyn Smardz Frost., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, 859-342-2665. Florence. Thrillers and Chillers Book Group, 11 a.m. Discuss “Guilty Wives” by James Patterson., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, 859-342-2665. Hebron. Bridge, 12:30-3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 859-342-2665. Union. Yoga, 6 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, This class is suitable for all levels! Join Karen Landrum, RYT, for this basic/ beginner yoga practice that offers a holistic approach to maintaining a healthy weight with increased flexibility, more stamina & lean muscle! Please bring a yoga mat & small handheld or wrist weights to improve lean muscle tone (weights are optional). $25 fee per month. Call Boone County Parks at 334-2117 to register. 859-3422665. Union. Mr. Krebs Money Mattress (grades K-2), 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn to save money like Mr. Krabs. Free. Registration required. Presented by Florence Branch Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington.

Music - Country Original Hillbilly Thursdays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., The Lounge. Country, bluegrass, Americana and old fashioned hillbilly music. Different artist each week. Includes 50 cents off Jack Daniels. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201. Newport.

Music - World Alpen Echos, 7:30-11 p.m., Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St., Free. 859-491-7200. Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Corey Holcomb, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $10-$15. 859-9572000; Newport.

Recreation Aerial Fitness, 6-7 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Work on core body strength and endurance and use aerial equipment for workout. Rigorous course suitable for all fitness levels. Ages 18 and up. $15. Presented by Cincinnati Circus Company. Through July 31. 513-921-5454; Newport.

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

Sports Florence Freedom Baseball, 11:05 a.m. vs. Evansville Otters. Rewind 94.9 Thirsty Thursday., 6:35 p.m. vs. Evansville Otters. Rewind 94.9 Thirsty Thursday., University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium, $14 VIP, $12 dugout, $10 reserved. 859-5944487; Florence.



Easy meatball, key lime pie recipes

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Annie Mitchell’s porcupine meatballs recipe is a childhood favorite from her mother. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

Cyndi’s porcupine meatballs

Last month I did a cooking demo with friends Giovanna Trimpe, author of “Holy Chow,” and Annie Mitchell, news director at Sacred Heart Radio, at the CincItalia festival at Harvest Home Park. Annie made these delicious meatballs as an appetizer. No kidding, these are simple and really good. Annie told me she grew up with these meatballs that her mom, Cyndi, made for them. “It’s one of my favorite meals from childhood until now. We eat them with mashed potatoes and succotash,” she told me. I love the fact that these are versatile: Make them small for appetizers or larger for dinner. For photos of the festival, including the biggest cannoli I’ve ever eaten, check out my blog. Meatballs Mix together gently:

1 pound ground chuck 1 cup uncooked rice 1 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄4 teaspoon pepper

Sauce Stir together in pan

pending upon how crisp you want your crust. Filling 4 large egg yolks, room temperature, lightly beaten 12 oz. sweetened condensed milk 1 ⁄2cup key lime juice

Annie Mitchell shows off her porcupine meatballs at the CincItalia festival. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

large enough to hold meatballs. 1 can tomato soup 16 oz. can tomato sauce 4-5 shakes of soy sauce (optional, but recommended)

Roll the meat mixture into balls and place them in the sauce; roll them around in sauce to make sure they’re covered. Cook over medium heat. If you make small meatballs, cook them for 25-30 minutes after the sauce starts bubbling. If you make larger meatballs (the kind that a toothpick couldn’t handle) cook them for about an hour after bubbling.

Rita’s amazingly easy and amazingly good key lime pie

Don’t look for a bright green color here unless you add food coloring. True key lime juice looks a bit like lemon juice. I once made this with real key limes. It took close to a week’s earnings to purchase enough key limes. (OK, I’m exaggerating here, but you get the point.) The key limes were so tiny and exuded hardly any juice. Key lime juice is the answer here! This is one of colleague Brian Patrick’s favorite pies. Shell Either purchase one or make your own by combining 11⁄2 cups graham cracker crumbs, 4 tablespoons sugar and 6 tablespoons butter, melted. Pat into pan and bake in 350 degree oven for about 7-10 minutes, de-

occupants from lightning. The truth: most cars are safe from lightning, but it is the Diane metal roof Mason and sides that proEXTENSION NOTES vide the protection, not the rubber tires. When lightning strikes a vehicle it travels through the metal frame to the ground. Remember to not lean on the frame of the car during a storm. Keep in mind that convertibles, motorcycles, bicycles, and open recreational vehicles and cars with fiberglass shells offer no protection from lightning. It has been said that you should not touch someone who has been electrified because you will be electrocuted. In reality the human body does not store electricity. Therefore it is OK to touch a lightning victim to give them aid. It is best to not take shelter under a tree during a storm to stay dry.

This practice is the second leading cause of lightning casualties. If you are in a house during a storm, avoid using anything that conducts electricity. These items include corded telephones, electrical appliances, wires, television cables, computers, and metal doors and windows. It is important if outside to seek shelter before thunderstorms threaten. Seek shelter when thunder is heard. Finally, if trapped outside during a thunderstorm it is not recommended that you lie flat on the ground. Continue moving toward a safe shelter. By lying on the ground you increase your chances of being affected by potentially deadly ground current. The next time a storm occurs remember the facts about lightning and do what you can to stay safe. Diane Mason is county extension agent for family and consumer sciences at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service.

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Coach happy to be in basketball country By Pam Goetting Recorder Contributor

“Be your best in all things, be thankful for this opportunity, and enjoy the precious present!” is one of the many life lessons shared by Dawn Plitzuweit, head women’s basketball coach at Northern Kentucky University. Coach P, as she is affectionately known, became coach last year as NKU’s teams migrated from Division 2 to Division 1 sports programs. She shared her coaching philosophies at a recent Florence Rotary meeting. Dawn Plitzuweit joined the NKU staff after spending the last five years as the associate head coach at the University of Michigan. She has coached for the last 18 years at the collegiate level, following a standout career as a point guard for Michigan Tech.

“My favorite thing about moving to Kentucky,” she said, “is that this is basketball country!” As the new head coach, Plitzuweit focused on putting together the right coaching staff. She hired three assistant coaches to help with recruiting, and defensive and offensive skill development. Her first priority with the players was to figure out exactly who the team was, especially since they were 0-4 in her first games as head coach. Said Plitzuweit, “I introduced a leadership model called TNT, which stands for Toughness and Togetherness.” It must have worked, she laughed, as they won nine of their last 11 games, to end her first year with a winning record of 15-12. After graduating four seniors last season, coach Plitzuweit has focused on rebuilding the team by

recruiting five outstanding freshman players from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. She also started a fan/player program to educate fans about the best ways to support the team. “Many people ask me the biggest difference between Division 1 and 2, thinking it’s the size of the players. But it’s not just that,” she said, “it’s the level of speed and athleticism of the players. The major challenge is that you can’t just press, because the players are so fast, they’ll just go around you. You have to play mentally tough, and learn how to come back when you’re down.” Concluded Plitzuweit, “We can’t wait around to become a contender – we have to focus on being Team now.” The author, Pam Goetting, is a member of Florence Rotary Club.

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gus. Fusarium and Verticillium are two fungi that cause similar wilt diseases in tomato plants. Symptoms include wilting, downward bending of petioles (leaf stems), yellowing, wilting and dying of the lower leaves, often on one side of the plant, followed by browning of the vascular system (seen by cutting the stem open with a knife). Early symptoms of Verticillium wilt on the leaves may also include yellowing of V-shaped areas between the veins on leaf margins. Plants may wilt during the day and recover at night.

Stunting occurs and plants may eventually die under relatively cool growing conditions. Both fungi are common inhabitants of Kentucky soils. These fungi attack the plant through the roots and grow up through the water-conducting vessels (the vascular tissue). The cells in the vascular tissue are destroyed and water movement through this tissue is seriously impaired, causing wilting. Fusarium and Verticillium may be introduced to soils in several ways: old crop residues, transplants, wind, water, implementborne soils, or mulches. These fungi become established readily in most soils and can remain in the soil for years. When susceptible tomatoes are planted in infested soil, their roots are also subject to attack by these fungi. Mike Klahr is the Boone County extension agent for horticulture.



UNION CELEBRATES AMERICA The city of Union’s 4th of July parade got underway Friday evening as rain ended and a rainbow formed. The city welcomed its adopted military unit from Fort Campbell and had a celebration at the community center after the parade, followed by fireworks.

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With Flag Day celebrated recently, Cosette Spille felt it would be a perfect time to commission a red, white and blue quilt block to be painted on her friend John D. Smith’s barn. She found this block on the Internet under “Americana Barn Quilts.” The artist donated the proceeds to the Grant County 4-H. John says his grandmother Betsy Stephens was the quilter, and to the extended family’s delight several quilts still survive. He has lived in Boone County all his life, attending New Haven, Ockerman and Boone

County High Schools. He grew up across the street from his current place. John’s grandfather H.J. (Hiriam James) Stephens bought the homestead from his brother Tom Stephens. John purchased the property from his aunt and uncle, Lloyd and Aline Stephen’s estate. Lloyd was the son of Hiriam. John has other property on Hathaway Road. To view the barn quilt board at 3290 Hathaway Road, Union, pull into the barn drive. Do not enter the property. Other barn boards can be located at The Barn Quilt Trail is a community service project of The Florence Woman’s Club.

John D. Smith with his friend Cosette Spille at Smith’s barn in Union. THANKS TO JOYCE FOLEY

COMMUNITY BRIEFS Huff re-elected chair of airport board

HEBRON — James Huff, of Huff Realty, will continue as chair of the Kenton County Airport Board, while Larry Savage, regional CEO of Humana Inc., will continue as vice chair. Huff has served on the board since 2006 and was appointed chair one year ago. Savage has served on the board since 2010 and also was appointed to his position one year ago. Prior to the election of the chair and vice chair, Savage and Paul McElhinney were reappointed to the board by Kenton County Judge-executive Steve Arlinghaus. Arlinghaus also appointed Boone County resident John Mocker to finish Savage’s term. Mocker is vice president and partner of LB Industries of Covington. He served as a Kenton County Airport Board Advisory

SEND YOUR COMMUNITY NEWS The Community Recorder welcomes news about community events. Please email items for “Community Briefs” to Nancy Daly at with “Briefs” in the subject line, mail to: Community Briefs, c/o Nancy Daly, Community Recorder, 228 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell KY 41017, or fax to 859-2837285.

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Arrests/Citations McArthur D. Young, 38, shoplifting, trafficking controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school at 6920 Burlington Pk., June 6. Ashley E. New, 29, shoplifting at 6920 Burlington Pk., June 6. Ledra J. Sprinkles, 30, DUI at Dixie Hwy. and Main St., June 6. Bradley K. Marsh, 43, DUI, careless driving at Interstate 75 south, mile marker 175.9, June 7. Arlette S. Denson, 24, shoplifting at 1026 Mall Rd., June 7. Allison D. Halfhill, 18, shoplifting at Mall Rd., June 7. Darious Meyers, 55, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Mall Circle Rd., June 8. Joseph D. Hicks, 36, reckless driving, DUI at King Dr., June 8. Caleb C. Trimbur, 24, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 1150 Tamarack Circle, June 8. Jonathan Slater, 58, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 7921 Dream St., June 8. Timothy C. Mckenney, 30, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence at 7207 U.S. 42 Apt. 5, June 9. Dominic L. Green, 19, possession of marijuana at Chesire Ridge Dr. and Elyse, June 2. Tige A. Wolfe, 41, DUI at Burlington Pike and Fifth St., June 2. Tyler J. Butler, 26, theft of identity of another without consent at 48 Deer Haven Ct., June 3. John Doe, 32, shoplifting, alcohol intoxication in a public place, disoerderly conduct, giving officers false name or address at Wysteria Village Dr. and Dixie Hwy., June 3. Tyler J. Butler, 26, possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana at 48 Deer Haven Ct., June 3. Jacob M. Murphy, 18, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at Jonathan Dr., June 4. Brady C. Rice, 23, second-degree possession of a controlled

The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Boone County Sheriff Mike Helmig at 334-2175; Florence Police Chief Tom Szurlinski at 647-5420. substance (unspecified), possession of drug paraphernalia at Deer Trace Dr. and Dixie Hwy., May 31. Kimberly A. Willhite, 50, making a false statement to prevent a reduction in benefits at 7720 Plantation Dr., May 31. Davis D. Ray, 26, making a false statement to prevent a reduction in benefits at 6803 Sebree Dr., May 31. Anita D. Pauly, 43, operating motor vehicle on a suspended license at Veterans Way and Burlington Pk., May 31. Thomas M. Overstreet, 46, operating motor vehicle on a suspended license at 3085 N. Bend Rd., May 31. Gary W. Melton Jr., 21, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of synthetic cannabinoid at 550 Mt. Zion Rd., May 31. Tammy N. Hunter, 28, operating motor vehicle on a suspended license, DUI, reckless driving at I-75 northbound, June 1. Larry G. Whitton, 54, resisting arrest, careless driving, DUI at Precision Dr. and Main St., June 1. Amber N. Florer, 30, DUI at 15717 Glencoe-Verona Rd., June 1. Tammy N. Hunter, 28, seconddegree disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana at 3020 Conrad Ln., June 1. Terry A. McKinney, 40, violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO at 148 Long Leaf Ct., June 1. Charles R. Kelly, 21, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 6219 Ancient Oak Dr., June 1. Samantha C. Turner, 24, shoplifting at 7673 Mall Rd., May 31. Kayla D. Pauly, 24, shoplifting at 7673 Mall Rd., May 31.

Alexis L. Hammond, 22, firstdegree possession of a controlled substance (heroin) at Dream St., May 31. Katherine L. Hammond, 48, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin) at Dream St., May 31. David A. Litzler Jr., 23, firstdegree possession of a controlled substance (heroin) at Dream St., May 31. Stacey M. Adkins, 35, operating a vehicle without a license at U.S. 42, May 31. James W. Whitaker, 35, public intoxication of a controlled substance (excluding alcohol) at 7259 Turfway Rd., June 1. Zachary S. Jennings, 32, DUI at King Dr., June 1. Tyler P. Stuttler, 20, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Dream St., June 1. Christopher V. Elliott, 29, operating a motor vehicle without a license at Industrial Rd. and U.S. 42, June 1. Alexander J. Cucura, 19, shoplifting at 1751 Patrick Dr., June 9. Dennis R. Shattuck, 71, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Powder Keg Dr., June 9. Isay F. Lemus, 27, receiving stolen property under $10,000 at Holiday Pl., June 6. Ryan A. Townsend, 19, receiving stolen property under $10,000 at Holiday Pl., June 6. Darious Meyers, 55, third-degree criminal trespassing; no case number drawn at 2028 Mall Rd., June 6. Nastasha S. Helton, 23, theft by unlawful taking at 7713 Mall Rd., June 5.

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Fourth degree, minor injury at 7430 Industrial Rd., June 7. Burglary Burglary, theft, criminal mischief at 6721 Dixie Hwy., June 8. Burglary, alcohol intoxication in a public place, falsely reporting an incident at 6043 Southpointe Dr., June 2. Gasoline can and gas stolen at 1242 Strathmore Ct., June 2. Recreational sports equipment stolen at 7576 Bayport Ct., June 3. Weed eater stolen at 13200 U.S. 42, June 4. Residence broken into and items taken at 6504 Oak Crest Dr., June 1. Residence broken into and items taken at 6516 East Bend Rd., June 1. Residence broken into and items taken at 7430 Fair Ct., June 6. Criminal mischief Automobiles destroyed/damaged/vandalized at Alan Ct., June 7. Structures destroyed/damaged/ vandalized at 216 Locust Ln., June 8. Automobiles destroyed/damaged/vandalized at 4900 Houston Rd., June 8. Property vandalized at 364 Rebecca Ct., May 31. Structure vandalized at 9210 River Rd., June 1. Structure vandalized at 7261 Turfway Rd., May 31. Property vandalized at 1 City Park Dr., June 1. Forgery Negotiable instruments stolen at 7193 Camp Ernst Rd., June 4. Fraud Subject passed a fraudulent check at Walmart at 7625 Doering Dr., May 31. Subject tried to use a stolen credit card at Home Depot at 99 Spiral Dr., June 6. Credit card stolen from victim and used at multiple locations at 8432 Quail Ct., June 6. Fraudulent use of credit card Merchandise stolen at 7625 Doering Dr., June 7. Incident reports Registration tag found at 166 Weaver Rd., May 31.


Subject put others lives in danger at Bias Hollow Rd., June 1. Subject put others’ lives in danger at 3039 Front St., June 9. Stolen property recovered at Quick Cash at 167 Lloyd Ave., June 6. Subjects found in possession of stolen property at Ramada Inn at 8050 Holiday Pl., June 6. Narcotics Subject at Knight's Inn found to be in possession of heroin at 8049 Dream St., May 31. Possession Possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana, at 48 Deer Haven Ct., June 3. Possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence at 7202 U.S. 42, No. 5, June 8. Shoplifting Clothing stolen at 1024 Mall Rd., June 7. Cigarettes stolen, alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct at 9950 Berberich Dr., June 2. Clothing stolen at 1042 Mall Circle Rd., June 6. Subject tried to steal product from Ulta Beauty at 7673 Mall Rd., May 31. Subject tried to steal product from Ulta Beauty at 7673 Mall Rd., May 31. Subject tried to steal product from Ulta Beauty at 7673 Mall Rd., May 31. Subject tried to steal items from Kroger at 1751 Patrick Dr., June 9. Shoplifting, trafficking

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Sunglasses stolen, trafficking controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school at 6920 Burlington Pk., June 6. Terroristic threatening Subject threatened victim with violence at 7430 Fair Ct., June 6. Theft Theft by deception, money stolen at 8117 U.S. 42 , June 6. Speaker box stolen at 25 St. Judes Cir., June 7. Clothing and jewelry items stolen at 1026 Mall Rd., June 7. Cellphone stolen at 7629 Mall Rd., June 7. Credit cards stolen at 8405 U.S. 42, June 8. Automobiles stolen at 8053 Burlington Pk., June 8. Laptop stolen at 2030 Meridian Pl., June 3. Jewelry stolen at 7273 Wind Brook Dr., June 3. Lawnmower stolen at 3053 Front Petersburg St., June 3. Tent stolen at 2830 Regal Ridge Dr., June 4. Theft from auto Vehicle broken into and items taken at 600 Friars Ln., June 1. Items stolen from Select Staffing at 7117 Turfway Rd., May 31. Parts stolen off of vehicle at 8301 U.S. 42, June 1. Registration plate stolen from vehicle at 7777 Burlington Pk., June 1. Money stolen from victim at 7540 Canterbury Ct., June 1. Vehicle broken into and items taken at Super 8 at 7928 Dream St., June 6. Vehicle stolen from JD Byrider at 6619 Dixie Hwy., June 6.

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Rep. Sal Santoro, back row first from left, R-Florence (60th District), and Sen. John Schickel, back row first from right, R-Union (11th District) recently welcomed students from St. Paul School in Florence to Frankfort. In addition to being greeted by Rep. Santoro and Sen. Schickel, the students also took a tour of the Kentucky State Capitol during their visit, May 9. THANKS TO MICHAEL GOINS

and Tyler Wilkins, 24, of Florence; June 21. Sharon Hatfield, 52, of Leitchfield and Dan Lester, 52, of Florence; June 24. Michelle Coffey, 23, of Florence and Shawn Littrell, 24, of Crittenden; June 25. Kelly O’Donnell, 25, of Florence and Ryan King, 27, of Florence; June 25. Shelby Burmeister, 19, of Burlington and Joseph Thomas, 20, of Hebron; June 26. Holly Richerson, 24, of Walton and John Muenchen, 24, of Burlington; June 26. Tara Drury, 30, of Florence and John Shackleford, 28, of Florence; June 26. Melissa Cotton, 50, of Burlington and Jeff Townsend, 44, of Burlington; June 26. Shalene Nayar, 53, of Florence and Lowell Runion, 71, of Florence; June 26.

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DEATHS Evelyn Chandler Evelyn June Jones Chandler, 84, of Independence, died June 25, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Hospice, Edgewood. She was a retired waitress for Woolworth Department Store, Covington. Her husband, George Stanley Chandler, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Marilyn Napier of Petersburg, JoAnn Bohn of Fort Myers, Fla., and Kathy Smith of Independence; sons, John Chandler of Independence, Matt Chandler of Florence, and Mark Chandler of Independence; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Geneva Yager of Covington; and brother, Ronald Jones of Taylor Mill. Burial was at Highland Cemetery. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Lorraine Collins Lorraine Collins, 89, of Burlington, died June 24, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Hillard Collins, and a son James “Jimmy” Collins died previously. Survivors include daughter, Cathy Schafer of Burlington; sons, Adrion of Berry, Denzil of London, Jeff of Coatsville, Ind., and Phillip of Covington; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in Burlington Cemetery. Memorials: Burlington Baptist Church.

Kenneth Elder Kenneth R. Elder, 88, of Florence, died June 25, 2013, at University Hospital of Cincinnati. He retired as a maintenance mechanic for Sherwin-Williams Chemical Co. of St. Bernard and was an Army veteran of World War WII. After he retired, he enjoyed his cattle farm and working in his garden. His brothers Ezzra and Albert Elder and sisters Francis Barr, Lizzie Nichols, Emma McClure, Ida Mulligan, Ardie Elder and Maxine

Resmondo; son, Dallas Lindley; five grandchildren; brother, Lionel Lindley; and sisters, Edna Mulligan and Janet Moore. Burial was in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery, Williamstown. Memorials: Lloyd High School Alumni Association, 450 Bartlett Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018-1685 or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

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It’s kitten season at the Boone County Animal Shelter which is offering special adoption pricing for kittens. Low adoption fees come with pre-adoption testing for feline diseases, microchipping, worming, shots, and more. Many are already spayed/neutered or come with vouchers to help with this cost. Adult cats are always available for no adoption fee. Call the Boone County Animal Shelter at 586-5285 for more information.

Beulah Magee Beulah Mae Marksberry Magee, 81, of Taylor Mill, died, June 18, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a retired cook for the Davis Catering Co., Ludlow, and a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, Bromley. Survivors include her daughters, Gayla Magee of Covington and Charla Magee of Taylor Mill; and brother, Robert Gayle Marksberry of Hebron. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Immanuel United Church of Christ, 110 Boone St., Bromley, KY 41016.

Whittle died previously. Survivors include his wife of 66 years Gusta “Sis” Stevens Elder; daughter, Janet Sue Dwyer of Burlington; son, Kenny Elder of Petersburg; sister, Marcella Elder of New Richmond, Ohio; brothers, David Elder of Eubank, Graden Elder of Crab Orchard and Cledious Elder of Taylor Mill; two grandchildren; and a greatgrandson. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery in Brodhead. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 644 Linn St.; Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Darrel Reed Darrel W. Reed, 82, of Burlington, died June 20, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood. His wife, Mabel, died earlier this year. Survivors include daughters, Debbie Rowland, Bonnie Helmig and Sandy Rice; son, Doug Reed; brother, Charles Reed; sister, Joyce Stricker; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Martha Herrmann Martha Rae Herrmann, 86, Erlanger, died June 22, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Hospice, Edgewood. She was an in-home caregiver and longtime member of Lakeside Christian Church. Survivors include a son, Richard J. “Rick” Herrmann of Florence; daughter, Linda Kay Murphy of Erlanger; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Interment was at Lenoxburg Cemetery. Memorials: Lakeside Christian Church.

Amy Turner Amy M. Turner, 35, of Florence, died June 21, 2013. She was a registered nurse at Rosedale Manor, Covington, and a member of Point Pleasant Church of Christ, Hebron. Survivors include her daughter, Emily Margaret Turner; parents, Dewight and Paulette Shouse; siblings, Amanda Joan Smith and Brian Edward Shouse; and five nieces and nephews. Memorials: American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-9813.

Ronyl Lindley Ronyl Lindley, 76, of Union, died June 22, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Hospice, Edgewood. He was retired from WesternSouthern Life Insurance Co. in Cincinnati. Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Lindley; daughter, Dawn


Chamber of Commerce accepting nominations Community Press FORT MITCHELL — The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is still accepting nominations for its Annual Awards until July 1st, 2013. Award winners will be announced at the Northern Kentucky Chamber Annual Dinner on Sept. 12, 2013. The four award categories are: the Walter R. Dunlevy/ Frontiersman Award, an award that represents an individual who has provided lifelong service to his or her community, industry and family, the Walter L. Pieschel (MVP) Award, an award dedicated to an individual Chamber member that has provided outstanding service to

the Chamber as a committee member, committee chair or in some other volunteer capacity during the past 12 months, the Unity Award, which is an award presented to one or more individuals who have shown extreme dedication and leadership in the search for regional solutions to Northern Kentucky’s biggest problems and finally, the ImageMaker Award, which represents an individual who has recently brought positive attention, either nationally or internationally, to the Northern Kentucky community through their achievements. “The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is fortunate to work every day with in-

dividuals who truly are the backbone of this community,” said Steve Stevens, president and CEO of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. “The Annual Awards are a way for us to publicly recognize those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to improve Northern Kentucky as a whole.” For more information regarding the awards and nominee applications, please contact Pam Mastruserio by email at or by phone at 859-5786384. Award sponsors include PNC Bank and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, NA.


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