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By Patricia A. Scheyer Volume 15 Number 45 © 2010 The Community Recorder ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Get ready for the Boone County Fair

Boone County’s annual summer gathering of livestock contests, rides and treats is about to start. The Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair begins Saturday, July 31, and runs Aug. 2-7 at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Idlewild Road in Burlington. – LIFE, PAGE B1

Share fair photos

The Recorder invites readers to submit your best photos from the Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair. Take a snapshot of your kids having a great time on the rides, eating candy cotton or competing in a livestock competition. Send the photo and a brief description of what’s happening one of these ways: • e-mail to • mail to Fair Photos, Recorder, 228 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell KY 41017 • submit online at

Summer Vacation Photo Contest

Share your vacation photo and you could have the chance to win a Sony Cyber-shot DSCW120 digital still camera and a $25 Best Buy gift card. Submit your best shot by visiting the Contests page on and uploading your photo to the “Summer Vacation Photo Contest.” Contest starts Monday, Aug. 2, and deadline for entries is Monday, Aug.16.

Boone teams back

Two Boone County teams are making return trips to the Knothole Division 2 city finals this week. For one team, it is a repeat journey from last year’s youth baseball finals. Another team had to wait four years to get back. – SPORTS, PAGE A8

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There is good news for Florence residents who would like farm fresh vegetables and food, but can’t always make it down to the Farmers Market in Burlington. From July through September, farmers will be setting up a mini farmers market in Florence by the Boone County Public Library at U.S. 42. “We had gotten requests for a market in Florence for a while now, because some people don’t have transportation to Burlington where we have our large farmers market,” said Coy Wilson, agricultural technologist and market manager at the Boone County Extension Office. “So first of all we approached the farmers about whether there was an interest in setting up in Florence. Many of our farmers have other jobs, and not all of them can set up on Fridays,” Wilson said. The new market will be 2-6 p.m. Fridays in the small parking lot adjacent to the Florence branch of the library, 7425 U.S. 42. Wilson said about 13 farmers are interested and will display their produce. Then Wilson approached the Boone County Public Library, assuming that since the library and the extension office are both county entities, they could work together to come up with a place for the market. Greta Southard, director of the Boone County Public Library, was eager to partner with the extension office. “We’re pleased that they asked us to host the Farmers Market in Florence,” said Southard. “I think it is a wonderful project to be able to provide fresh, local food to residents of Florence who might be limited in their travel ability. The opportunity is now open for resi-

dents to walk to the market, or take the bus, and avail themselves of locally grown produce.” She noted that just next door to the market is a great source of preparing that produce. “We have all kinds of cookbooks or magazines where people can find recipes,” Southard said. “And if they aren’t familiar with a certain fruit or vegetable, they can research it.” The Florence satellite will only have locally grown and produced

food items. Wilson explained there will not be any flowers or crafts offered at this location. There will be fresh beef and pork products as well as fresh-baked goods. Wilson has been pleased with how this project has gone. He said not only has the library been very supportive, but the city of Florence has helped make the market a reality, also. Florence Mayor Diane Whalen is very happy with the market in her city.

“I would encourage our residents to visit the Florence location of the Boone County Farmers Market and try some of the wonderful, locally grown produce,” she said. “There is nothing better than a summer meal made from garden fresh vegetables. We appreciate being able to pick up our own produce at a convenient, in-town location, and hope that people who can’t make the drive to Burlington will take advantage of this opportunity.”

Lieutenant retiring from police force

By Justin B. Duke

One of Florence’s high-ranking police officers is ready to call it quits. Lt. Pat Flaherty is retiring Aug. 1 after nearly 21 years with the Florence Police Department. In his career with the department Flaherty has seen Florence grow. “When I first started we would run the streets with three or four officers,” Flaherty said. During his time with the force, Flaherty was given a variety of assignments ranging from undercover narcotics work, to being the department’s D.A.R.E. officer. “I feel like I had a career like no other,” he said. Flaherty’s willingness to take on any assignment made him a “very valuable asset to the department,” said Chief Tom Szurlinski. Flaherty currently works as the



Florence Mayor Diane Whalen says she loves the variety of fresh fruit and vegetables at the new Florence branch of the Boone County Farmers Market. It takes place 2-6 p.m. Fridays at the Florence branch library on U.S. 42. This booth is owned and operated by Elsie Ewbanks, from a farm near Warsaw.

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department’s second shift commander, and his broad range of experience made him well suited for the assignment, Szurlinski said. “He’s got some experience outside of just patrol,” he said. After two decades of working with many of the same officers, leaving his friends will be one of the most difficult parts of retiring, Flaherty said. “It’s going to be a sad day when I leave,” he said. Retirement will mean getting to spend more time with his wife and kids. “I think they’re ready for this,” Flaherty said. He knows the strange schedule of a police officer has taken time away from his family he can’t get back. “It’s been a great career, but you realize how much you miss,” Flaherty said.

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July 29, 2010

Florence vets medal in wheelchair games By Justin B. Duke

Gerald Christen, a Navy veteran, participated in events like trap shooting, discus, javelin and bowling, the event where he won the silver medal.

Two American heroes are continuing to excel. Florence residents Gerald Christen, 64, and Michael Stutler, 48, participated in the 30th National Veterans Wheelchair Games earlier this month in Denver. Christen, a Navy veteran, participated in events like trap shooting, discus, javelin and bowling, the event where he won the silver medal. Stutler, an Air Force veteran, participated in events like discus, billiards, where he won bronze, and bowling, where he won gold. For both Stutler and Christen, the games are more than just the competi-

tion. “It’s about meeting up with old friends and making new ones,” Stutler said. After participating in the games for 21 years, Stutler has made friends from all over the country, and the games is an annual way to get together and have some friendly competition, he said. “We’re friendly until we get on the field,” Stutler joked.

While everyone wants to win, there’s more happening during the events. Opponents are rooting each other on, and everyone wants each other to do well, Stutler said. “The competition is great,” Christen said. For Christen, who started participating in the games three years ago, they mean something very important. “I’m doing things I’ve never done before or realized I could do,” Christen said. Christen learned of the games through the Paralyzed Veterans of America at a time when he was struggling. “I had kind of given up on a lot of things,” Christen said.


Lauren Bradshaw, 6, and Sasha Menzer, 6, from the Little Red School House in Florence offer some treats to Officer Monica Dimuzio from the Boone County Animal Shelter and her dog Lisa Marie from the proceeds of the Cookies for Smiles fundraiser held in May.

Heart Healthy Nutrition

Learn about heart healthy eating with a registered nurse from the St. Elizabeth Women’s Heart Center. Group sessions are offered weekly on Thursdays, 1 – 2 p.m. St. Elizabeth Women’s Heart Center 210 Thomas More Pkwy., Crestview Hills, KY Fee: $10 per participant During this session we will review normal values for cholesterol, blood sugar, and AIC and “Know Your Numbers”. Additionally, you will learn about food choices supporting reduced sodium, complex carbohydrates, cholesterol lowering selections, and

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Turfway Road to get landscaping By Paul McKibben

Florence plans to beautify Turfway Road with a landscaping project. The city has received a $404,500 federal grant for the work. The city’s match is $101,100. The project consists of landscaping along the sides of the road as well as the big medians by the Interstate 75/71 overpass, Public Services Director Bob Townsend said. The project is from the intersection of Turfway Road and Dixie Highway to Thoroughbred Boulevard.

Florence City Council was expected to vote on two resolutions about the project at its July 27 meeting. Townsend said work would begin no sooner than this fall. He said it could even be next spring. He said the landscaping will be a combination of trees, shrubs and flowering plants. A renovated Turfway Road was opened in November 2007. The 1.9mile project was to go from Dixie Highway to the back entrances of Turfway Park. The state road project started in August 2005. The bid was awarded for $10.7 million.

Recorder welcomes Baby Contest photos The Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair is coming up Aug. 2-7. In addition to our fair coverage, the Recorder will publish photos of the Baby and Preschool Show winners. After the competition, the Recorder and the fair committee ask you to send a photo of your child with

the following information: Child’s name, their place in the contest and category (such as 2-year-old girls). E-mail photos to or mail to: Nancy Daly, Boone County Recorder, 228 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell KY 41018. Deadline is Aug. 27.

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July 29, 2010

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One man’s hobby: Crashing cars By Paul McKibben

Gary Prather wrecks vehicles on purpose for his pastime. Prather, a Petersburg resident, will be participating in the full-sized sedan category of the demolition derby at the Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair on Aug. 4. Prather starting racing when he was 15. He said Boone County wasn’t hosting derbies and instead he ran in Owen County at its fair. He’s now 31. Ever since Boone County has had a derby, he has had something in it, either a full-sized car or a miniature car. “It’s (an) adrenaline rush. It’s almost like legalized road-rage I guess you’d say. ... A lot of people play golf and watch football and stuff,” he said. “And I crash cars.” He has nine demolition derby cars. He’ll be racing a purple 1998 Ford Crown Victoria in the competition.


Prather explained the sport this way: A driver has to make an aggressive hit every 60 seconds. The last car running and moving wins. “The sport’s grown over the past eight or 10 years so much it’s almost like building a full-out race car to tear up,” he said. He finds his cars at impound lots and police auctions or hearing information from friends. Prather is not a full-time mechanic but does maintenance work for White Castle for a living. He’s taught himself how to repair the cars. He studied auto body at Boone County Schools’ Boone County Area Technology Center. He said for the mechanics of the motors, rear ends and transmissions, he would read some books, tear one apart and see what was in it. He takes lots of notes as he’re tearing something apart and asks questions. The back of his purple

No. 41 Crown Victoria is severely damaged from an Illinois derby this past June. He said he’ll leave the back the way it is but he’ll fix the hood on it a little bit and needs to repair an axle. The car doesn’t look safe as it has no windows and is quite bare in appearance. Prather said he hasn’t suffered any major injuries participating in a demolition derby. The only ailments he has received are soreness, cuts and bruises. Once he dislocated his knee. He wears a helmet, a fireproof race jacket and a seat belt. “It’s safer than people think,” he said. Prather’s wife Rachael, 26, is interested in the sport. She’ll be racing a gray 1985 Ford Crown Victoria in the same competition as Prather. Burlington resident Jim Rudicill is in charge of the demolition derby at the fair. He said Gary Prather is competitive and hangs right in there with the best of


Petersburg resident Gary Prather stands next to the car he will be driving during the full-sized sedans part of the demolition derby at the Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair. them. This year’s fair has motor sports either every night or morning. Rudicill said motor sports are one of the fair’s highlights. The Prathers’ 4-year-old daughter Tiffany is part of the action. A sign on the

purple Crown Victoria’s roof says “Tiff 41.” “No matter which car we run ... you’ll find her name somewhere on the front,” Gary Prather said. Prather travels to race with events in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.

He said the most he has ever won is $2,500. Prather and three friends own a business called Top Dog Promotions, a company that organizes demolition derbies at several county fairs in Kentucky, including Kenton County.


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July 29, 2010

BRIEFLY Davis leads in cash

U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, RHebron, and his Democratic challenger, John Waltz of Florence, each raised roughly the same amount of money during the second quarter of the year, but Davis ended it with much more cash on hand. Waltz raised $117,150 from April 29 to June 30, according to campaign finance records, and Davis raised $115,985. Waltz, who entered the race in March, criticized Davis for failing to outraise him and accused Davis of “taking his job for granted.” “Between the voting schedule in Washington, traveling the district and talking about the issues with Kentuckians, and the death of his father (in May), the congressman’s focus has been on his constituents and his family,” said Davis campaign spokeswoman Brook Hougesen. “As always, our team takes nothing for granted and we are confident we will have the resources to deliver our message to voters this fall,” Hougesen said. Davis has outraised Waltz overall, raising $995,000 to Waltz’s $249,000. Davis also has more cash on hand. He ended the second quarter with about $810,000; Waltz had $102,000. Kentucky News Service


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Steven E. Alley was named to Water Transportation Advisory Board. Allen works as the director of sales at Ingram Barge Co. Beshear appointed C. Ronald Lovan to the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority. Lovan is the president and chief executive officer of the Northern Kentucky Water District.

Average sales prices of homes in Northern Kentucky were the highest this past June since August 2008, the Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors said. The average selling price was $157,640 in June. The price was $166,085 in August 2008. The median price in June was $133,500. That is also the highest since August 2008 when the number was $138,000. “Overall, June was one of the most encouraging months we have had in some time and we are excited that the entire range of numbers paints a picture of stability,” said in a statement Rebecca Trout, the association’s president.

Unemployment falls

The unemployment rate in the Northern Kentucky region dipped slightly in June, falling to 10.3 percent in the month, according to the state’s Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The rate compares with 10.5 percent in May and with 10.4 percent in June 2009. The Northern Kentucky region consists of Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen, and Pendleton counties. The rates compare with 9.6 percent nationally in June and 10.1 percent statewide. The figures are not seasonally adjusted and do not account for normal fluctuations in the workforce. Campbell County had the highest unemployment rate among the region’s largest counties at 10.4 percent, followed by Kenton County at 10.2 percent while Boone County had a rate of 9.7 percent. Overall, rates fell in 107 of the state’s 120 counties as compared with June 2009. Kentucky News Service

PVA to inspect

The Boone County Property Valuation Administrator’s Office will inspect properties on Hicks Pike, Frogtown Road and in Suburban Estates the week of Aug. 2. Don’t be alarmed if you see staff members in these areas. They will be in a marked vehicle and have identification available upon request. If you have questions, please contact Boone County PVA Cindy Rich at

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July 29, 2010

Robot to throw out first pitch A robot will throw out the first pitch when the Florence Freedom take on the Gateway Grizzlies Sunday, Aug. 1, on iSPACE night at Champion Window Field. Fun family activities, including a rocket launch challenge, will be held throughout the game. It’s all part of an evening to benefit iSPACE, a regional nonprofit organization which provides school programs, space camps and other science and technology activities for Tristate youth. Tickets for the game are just $10, and $5 of each ticket will be donated to iSPACE. That means half the cost of each ticket may be tax deductible. All ticket purchasers will be entered into a drawing for a oneweek Florida getaway at the Resort of Sandestin (you must be present to win). To get tickets to iSPACE Night at the Florence Freedom, call iSPACE at 513612-5786, or go to www.


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Laid-off workers eligible for help Workers laid off by ArvinMeritor, 5212 U.S. 42 East, Carrollton, may be eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance, the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training in the Department of Workforce Investment announced. The U.S. Department of Labor has certified the company as an “adversely affected employer” under the federal Trade Act, which provides assistance to employees of businesses and industries hurt by import competition. The certification covers workers who were laid off by the company on or after July 16, 2008. Laid-off employees who exhausted their unemployment insurance benefits before they were called back to work or found another job also may be eligible for retroactive benefits. Qualified workers may apply for financial assistance, training and job search and relocation assistance. This assistance will be available through March 25, 2012. Affected workers should inquire about benefits as soon as possible at a local OET office. Applications may be filed at the following locations: Florence: One Stop Career Alliance of Northern Kentucky, 8020 Veterans Memorial Drive, Florence, 859-371-0808. Covington : One Stop Career Alliance of Northern Kentucky, 320 Garrard St., Covington, 859-292-6666. Benefits and re-employment services available to eligible workers include case management services, job search allowance, relocation allowance, training, income support while in training or job search, training waiver, Health Coverage Tax Credit, a Kentucky Bridge grant to assist with health coverage premium payment and wage subsidy benefit for older workers who are at least 50 years old.


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July 29, 2010


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Early school start works for Walton-Verona district By Patricia A. Scheyer

Community Recorder Contributor

For about the last 10 years, the Walton-Verona school district has initiated their school year a little earlier than the other schools in Boone County, and this year students will begin school on Tuesday, Aug. 10. The main reason for the earlier

start was to compile as many instructional days as possible before the state testing in the spring. But school officials have found that the early start works well for the district and the community. “We held several community forums, and assessed our survey forms to find out what the community wanted,” said Superinten-

dent Bill Boyle, who has been head of Walton-Verona schools for seven years. “We considered year-round schooling, but found that the community did not want that. This system is what the community likes, and we just completed another survey which confirms that people still want this system.” The state of Kentucky man-


Kyla Edmundson, 17, and Radleigh Wakefield, 17, both seniors at Walton-Verona High School, take voice lessons from Anna Bonham-White at the high school last Friday.


New third-grade teacher Brooke Helmer decorates a wall outside her classroom with welcoming signs with the help of Jacob Fish, 17, who will be a senior this year at Walton-Verona High School. School starts Aug. 10. dates that schools have 176 instructional days in a school year, and more for the teachers. Boyle said by starting about a week earlier than the other schools, Walton-Verona schools can incorporate a fall break, which usually falls the first week of October. “Parents like the break because they can schedule vacations, or other special things during that time,” said Pam Sayler, assistant superintendent for the district. “They can get better rates at resorts, because it is off season. And students come back refreshed. Research has shown that students do better in school when they have more breaks throughout the school year. Results are improved attendance and lower incidents of bad behavior.” The early start and subsequent fall break has not hurt the school district, which encompasses about 1,400 students. “Our test scores are in the top 10 in the state,” Boyle said. “I do think that our early start schedule

is a factor in the continuing high scores. So are our high standards, and expectations. But our students definitely look forward to the fall break, and I think they come back ready to learn.” Most of the students take the early start in stride. “We’re used to it by now,” said Radleigh Wakefield, 17, who is ready for his senior year. “I don’t mind because we get a fall break.” Kyla Edmondson, also 17 and a senior, agrees. “We are actually starting two days later than last year,” she said with a laugh. Sayler lists the benefits of starting earlier as less regression of the children’s knowledge over the summer, more instructional days, and better morale and attitudes because of the breaks. She added that many former students have their children in Walton-Verona now. “We seem to be on a successful path,” said Boyle. “We try to keep a small school feel, even though we are growing.”

Classes to improve productivity, quality The Workforce Solutions Division of Gateway Community and Technical College is offering a series of eight Lean instructional programs to help businesses identify ways to improve productivity and quality. Lean techniques can be applied in both manufacturing and office environments and have been proven to help businesses serve customers better, more efficiently and with less waste. The training courses begin Aug. 4 with a Lean Manufacturing Simulation, followed on Aug. 11 with a Lean Office Simulation. Specific training modules are scheduled for Aug. 25, Module 1, Value Stream Mapping, which identifies and charts work flows; Sept. 15, Module II, 5S, which focuses on workplace organization; Oct. 13, Module III, Standardized Work tools and principles; Nov. 3, Module IV, Kanban, Kaizen and TPM, which looks at a pull system, continuous improvement and total productive maintenance.

Module V and Module VI are scheduled for Nov. 17 and 18 and repeat on Dec. 15 and 16. These modules focus on using the A3 management process and how to implement and sustain Lean management practices on a long-term basis. All simulations and modules will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Gateway’s Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way, Florence. The cost is $150 per person per simulation or module for Modules 1 through IV. The cost per person is $300 per module for Modules V and VI. Seating is limited, and interested persons are encouraged to sign up now. To register, contact Regina Schadler at 859-442-1170, or For more information on Lean training, contact Barry Wilhite at 859-442-1145, or More information on Workforce Solutions is available at Workforce_Solutions.aspx.


Along the Great Wall

Rachael Clark of Burlington, far right, poses on the Great Wall with Miami University students Jennifer Mills of Ross, Ohio, and Jennifer Skirvin of Fairfield, Ohio. The students were in China as part of a summer workshop and spent three weeks in Beijing, Dalian, Shanghai, and Xi’an. Rachael is their educational psychology professor and accompanied them on the trip, and presented a lecture at Liaoning Normal University in Dalian, China.

Conner FFA participates in national meet and greet By Jessica Jacobs Community Recorder Contributor

From left are Patrick Coldiron, Chelsea Doss, Jessica Jacobs, Alex Jacobs, Kenetra Myers and Kasey Spada.


Toyota and Northern Kentucky University joined forces to host the National FFA Officer Meet and Greet July 13. Many Northern Kentucky FFA chapters as well as our neighboring Indiana and Ohio FFA chapters attended. Greetings were delivered by Ohio and Kentucky state officers comparing the different agriculture

in both states. Presentations delivered by the national FFA officers allowed local chapters to see the leadership and travel opportunities such achievements allow. Conner High School FFA officers were joined by Mike Blevins, deputy superintendent. Joining the Conner FFA at their table was Southern Region National Vice FFA President Chelsea Doss. Jessica Jacobs is secretary of the Conner High School FFA.


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Dvornak, Sullivan win scholarships Mikaila Dvornak from Immaculate Heart of Mary in Burlington and Hanna Sullivan from St. Paul School in Florence have been recognized by the Aubrey Rose Foundation. Since 2001, The Aubrey Rose Foundation has recognized outstanding children who have given back to the

community and exhibit compassion. They look for children who demonstrate kindness rather than their academic abilities. Based on essays, the winners receive scholarships at their eighth-grade graduation. Dvornak and Sullivan

will attend St. Henry District High School. Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp died suddenly and unexpectedly two days shy of her third birthday. She endured a heart and double lung transplant at 18 months and smiled continuously throughout her life.

COLLEGE CORNER Kearney on Villanova dean’s list

Christopher Kearney of Union has been named to the dean’s list for the 2010 spring semester in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Kearney is a senior. Every year, students with established outstanding academic records are honored by the dean of each college. To qualify for the Dean’s List in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, one must be a matriculated full-time student and earn a semester grade point average of 3.5. Villanova University is in Villanova, Pa.

Preference is given to the highest quality student applying to Virginia Intermont College. Weisman Weisman also received an Equestrian Scholarship and will be in the Honors program. Her studies will include equine science and business. Weisman is the daughter of Mike and Carol Weisman of Florence. She maintained

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Boone teams return to city tourney By James Weber


The Class C-Jr. Northern Kentucky regional Knothole champion Gators. From left: Front row, Hunter Jacobs, Ryan Principata, Benji Rollins and Ben Faulkner; middle row, Brycen Kanarek, Josh Puthoff, Tyler Ollier, Justin Schlarman, Braydon Runion and Cody Lonkard; back row, Seth Collins, Bradley Rice. Not pictured: Jake Chisolm

Two Boone County teams are making return trips to the Knothole Division 2 city finals this week. For one team, it is a repeat journey from last year’s youth baseball finals. Another team had to wait four years to get back. Both the Gold Star Chili Tigers and the Gators won their opening game July 24 at the Blue Ash Sports Complex in Cincinnati. They were part of a perfect 6-0 start for all the Northern Kentucky regional champions. Both Boone teams were set to play a semifinal Tuesday, July 27, in the doubleelimination tournament. The championships will be decided Saturday, July 31, at Blue Ash. John Schlarman’s Gators team stayed undefeated in Class C-Junior. The group of U10 players are from Florence and Walton. “This year the key to the

success is pitching,” Schlarman said. “We’ve had seven or eight shutouts. Most of the games have been run-ruled.” Players are Hunter Jacobs, Ryan Principata, Benji Rollins, Ben Faulkner, Brycen Kanarek, Josh Puthoff, Tyler Ollier, Justin Schlarman, Braydon Runion, Cody Lonkard, Seth Collins, Bradley Rice and Jake Chisolm. The Gators went 1-2 in the city finals last year in D. “The bats are coming around,” Schlarman said. “It’s a lot different in the city. All the kids can hit the ball, so our bats need to come around a bit.” The Gold Star Chili Tigers are contending for the title in Class A, the oldest age group. Kevin Rengering’s group of 14-15 year olds from Florence and Union played in the city finals in 2006 in Class C. They finished second to the Mt. Orab Mavericks that year, and were set to play that same team July 27 in

the winner’s bracket. “Five of them have been together 10 years,” Rengering said. “They have been playing together for so long, they all know their strengths and weaknesses. They pick up each other and they know what they’re capable of doing, so they don’t panic.” The Tigers are 18-1 after winning July 24, and are a balanced team, Rengering said. They will head to high school at Ryle, St. Henry, Covington Catholic and Beechwood this fall. Members are Ben Allen, Ryan Rengering, Craig Rose, Nick Bessler, Cody Warren, Mitchell Humphrey, Eric Anderson, Tanner Clifton, Ben Kabzinski, Connor Schierloh, Lee Craven and Chris Brown. Assistant coaches are Craig Rengering, Rob Clifton, Pete Schierloh, and Ben Allen. Anderson, Allen, Schierloh, Rengering and Rose are the five who have been on this same team for 10 years.

Clippers take titles; one swims 10K


The competition team from The Masters Martial Arts Academy in Florence had a stellar showing at the 2010 AAU National Karate Championships in Albany, N.Y. in early July. Front row, left to right: Shane Scott, Makayla Newton, Brian Chu, Danny Ballow, Elizabeth Davis. Back row: Coach Andy Henchy, Sierra Newton, Zach Vagedes.

Karate kids win national medals The competition team from The Masters Martial Arts Academy in Florence had a stellar showing at the 2010 AAU National Karate Championships in Albany, N.Y., in early July. The national championships are the culmination of the competition year for AAU karate including state and regional tournaments all over the United States. There were well over 1,000 competitors at the nationals, and the small group of seven competitors from the Florence dojo brought home a total of 17 medals out of a possible 21 at the competition. There were three events for each of the competitors, including kata (a choreographed series of moves showcasing form and technique), weapons (a series of moves with a bow staff or other martial arts weapon), and sparring. Brian Chu, a 6-year old novice (second-year student) from Union, won gold medals in kata and weapons, and a silver in sparring. Makayla Newton, a 6year old beginner (first-year student) from Union, won

bronze medals in kata and sparring and a silver medal in weapons. Her older sister, Sierra Newton, a 10-year old beginner, won gold medals in kata and weapons, and a bronze medal in sparring. Elizabeth Davis, a 10year old novice from Lakeside Park, won gold medals in kata and weapons, and a silver in sparring. She was national champion in 2009 in weapons and sparring. Shane Scott from Florence, a 10-year old novice, won silver medals in weapons and sparring. Zach Vagedes, a 17-year old novice from Union, won gold medals in weapons and sparring, and a bronze medal in kata. Danny Ballow, a 10-year old advanced student from Fort Mitchell, also competed but did not finish in the top three in his division. Overall, the team came home with eight gold medals, and the national champion title that goes with them. They also collected five silver and four bronze. The team is trained by sensei Steve Napier and coached by Andy Henchy.

For the second time in the history of the club, the Northern Kentucky Clippers have won both the short course and the long course championship meets in the same year, the weekend of July 17. Swimmers from Ohio and Northern Kentucky with state qualifying times, participated in the Ohio Junior Olympics Long Course Championship. This is the first time the club has scored more than 3,000 points with swimmers only being allowed to compete in seven individual events. After four days of swimming, the Clippers came out on top, out scoring the second-place Dayton Raiders swim club by over 500 points. The official scores were as follows: • First place – Clippers with 3,046 points; second place, Dayton Raiders with 2449.50 points; and third place, Cincinnati Marlins with 1,951 points. • The Clipper’s 10 and under girls, 11-12 girls, 1112 boys and 13-14 girls were the overall age group champions. • Clippers set 14 new team records and 11 new relay records. • Individual event winners were: 10 and under girls – Sophie Skinner, 50 backstroke, 50 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 freestyle; and Sam Glass, 50 butterfly and 100 butterfly. • 11-12 girls – Olivia Hagen, 400 freestyle and 200 freestyle; and Katherine Akin, 50 butterfly. • 11-12 boys – Brendan Meyer, 400 freestyle. • 13-14 girls – Sharli Brady, 200 freestyle, 400 IM, 200 butterfly, 200 IM, 100 freestyle, 100 butterfly. • 13-14 boys – Chase Vennefron, 200 breaststroke. Relay event winners were: • 10 and under girls – 200 freestyle and 200 medley • 11-12 girls – 200 freestyle, 200 medley, 400 freestyle, and 400 medley.


The Northern Kentucky Clippers swim team clamber to reach the prize after winning the Ohio Junior Olympics Long Course Championships at Miami University in Oxford, the weekend of July 17. This is their second state championship this year, after securing the state short course title in the spring. • 11-12 boys – 200 freestyle, 200 medley, 400 freestyle, and 400 medley. • 13-14 girls – 200 medley, 400 freestyle, and 400 medley. Meet records: • Sharli Brady – 13-14 girls 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly. • Sophie Skinner – 10 and under 50 backstroke and 100 backstroke. State records: • 10 and under boys – 200 medley relay (but placed second). • 10 and under girls – 200 freestyle relay. This same weekend, Northern Kentucky Clipper, Carlie Herich completed her first ever 10k open water swim by competing in the 2010 U.S. Master National Open Water Championships. This 10k swim also marks a first for the Clippers as well. Herich has always been intrigued by the idea of trying a 10k. She has had success in previous open water swims but none of them were as long as the 6.2 miles. After two hours and 16 minutes she climbed out of the lake nearly one minute


Northern Kentucky Clipper swimmer Carlie Herich shows off her medal after competing in the 2010 U.S. Master National Open Water Championship the weekend of July 17. and 30 seconds faster than the next closest female competitor. Only five male competitors finished ahead of her. The competition had

more than 100 participants ranging from 18-66. The next goal for her will be to participate in the U.S. Swimming Open Water Nationals next year.

Sports & recreation

July 29, 2010

Ryle’s Smith wins NKAC softball honor While just a seventhgrader, Haylee Smith was a key figure in Ryle High School’s run to the state tournament in fast-pitch softball. Smith, the starting pitcher and one of the team’s top hitters, was the Division I Player of the Year in the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference. The spring sports honors were released in early July. Ryle was the NKAC Division I team champions for the year and won the Ninth Region Tournament. Boone County was the Division I champion in baseball during the regular season. The Rebels won the Ninth Region tourney and lost in the round-of-16 at state to Butler. St. Henry’s Maria Frigo was the track athlete of the year for Division II and III combined.


Division I: Player of the Year Haylee Smith (Ryle); OF - Muriel Gerhardt (Boone), Lindsey Bridges (Simon Kenton), Ashton VanGordon (Conner); 3B - Cassie Hamilton (Ryle), 2B - Carson Gray (Campbell), SS Megan Bohman (Holmes), 1B - Sarah

Begley (Conner), C - Tara Wells (Scott), DH - Taylor Griffin (Campbell), P - Haylee Smith (Ryle), Audrey Williamson (Scott). Conference team champion: Ryle. Division II: Player of the Year - Alicia Miller (Brossart); OF - Jen Hoff (St. Henry), Jenna Theisen (Highlands), Paige Baynum (Brossart); P - Alicia Miller (Brossart), Mamee Salzer (St. Henry), Danielle Hausfeld (NCC); 3B Alex Sorrell (Highlands); SS - Jackie Gedney (St. Henry); 2B - Allison Martin (Lloyd); 1B - Katelyn Stanley (Holy Cross); C - Lindsay Griffith (Brossart); DH - Hannah Thiem (NCC). Conference team champion: Brossart. Division III: Player of the Year Caroline Spicker (Villa Madonna); P Samantha Victor (Calvary), Miranda Ladanyi (Ludlow); 1B - Raquel Barry (Beechwood); 2B - Savannah Brunner (Heritage); SS - Caroline Spicker (VMA); 3B - Ashley Francis (Calvary); DH - Cassie Glancy (Bellevue); OF Morgan Cook (VMA), Ali Banegas (Ludlow), Sydney Stuart (Ludlow); C Madeline Blevins (Bellevue). Conference team champion: Ludlow.


Division I: Player of the Year Brice Smallwood (Dixie); OF - Ronald Cotton (Boone), Nick West (Conner), Caleb Lonkard (Ryle); C - Austin Pugh (Conner); 1B - Joel Lubrano (Dixie); 2B - Zach Sowder (Scott); SS - Ryan Thompson (Cooper); 3B Conner Hempel (Ryle); DH - Matt Klein (Cov Cath); P - Brice Smallwood (Dixie), Adam Warning (Cov Cath). Conference team champion: Boone County.

Division II: Player of the Year Travis Norton (Brossart); P - Jake Cain (NCC), Travis Norton (Brossart), Andy Roenker (Holy Cross); 1B - Nick Ritter (HC); 2B - Rob Broering (HC); SS - Shaun Meyer (NCC); 3B - Blake Tiberi (HC); OF - T.J. Schowalter (NCC), Trevor Bezold (Brossart), Troy Hebel (Highlands); C - Sam Liggett (Highlands); DH - Brady Gray (NCC). Conference team champion: Holy Cross. Division III: Player of the Year Josh Bertke (Beechwood); P - Josh Bertke (Beechwood), Zak Duty (Calvary); DH - Tony Piper (Bellevue); 1B Mike Young (Dayton); 2B - Dylan Huff (Bellevue); SS - Zach Stegemoller (Ludlow); 3B - Mitch Davenport (Calvary); OF - Brad Leake (Beechwood), Zach Steinkoenig (VMA), Jason Gier (Ludlow); C - Alex Hegge (Bellevue). Conference team champion: Calvary Christian.

Boys’ tennis

Division I: Player of the Year Jimmy Roebker (Cov Cath); Others Eric Thompson (Dixie), Kento Okita (Ryle), Yuya Kimura (Boone), Yushi Okita (Ryle), A.J. Berk (Scott), Daniel Sullivan (Cov Cath). Conference team champion: Covington Catholic. Division II: Player of the Year Drew Freyberger (Highlands); Others Marcus Andrews (Holy Cross), Jarrod Andrews (HC), Tony Wiseman (HC), John Drennen (Highlands), Austin Reese (Lloyd), Kevin Prigge (NCC). Conference team champion: Highlands. Division III: Player of the Year Pierce Kohls (Calvary); Others - Ben Hackett (Beechwood), Steve Leichter

11U Saturday, July 31

Girls’ tennis

Four local men will travel to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for the 2010 World Horseshoe Pitching Championships, which began July 26 and continue through Aug. 7. Donald Fleissner of California, Dick Ellis of Fort Mitchell, Mitch Duncan of Independence and Henry Bass of Florence will compete in their age groups and divisions for a chance to win trophies, prize money, and bragging rights. The chance to compete at this level is reward enough for these men. Bass, 87, is making his 15th trip to the World Championships. He placed fourth in his division last year. Ellis, Bass, and Duncan pitch together on Tuesday nights at Boone Woods Park. During the winter, they pitch in an indoor league in Cincinnati. The competition and camaraderie keep the sport interesting. “Pitching horseshoes is something that I like to do,” Ellis said. He credits Bass with inspiring him to join the competitive circuit. To qualify for Worlds, one must pitch in at least four sanctioned tournaments in the past year. The National Horseshoe Pitchers Association regulates the tournaments and then places each pitcher into a division at Worlds based on his or her ringer average. Bass said his average is 67 percent. The top six pitchers in each division earn a prize at the end of the competition. Each man will pitch five games a day for three days while they are in Cedar Rapids. Bass, Ellis, and Duncan. They are looking for sponsors to help cover their travel and tournament entry expenses. “We each have 15 games in three days and hope to win them all,” said

Bass. Bass is 87 years young and manages to feed his competitive fire on a regular basis. He bowls two days a week in the winter (and averages a 170 score), and pitches horseshoes yearround all over the state of Kentucky. He and Duncan, 62, drive south every Saturday to pitch horseshoes in Mount Sterling, Cumber-

land, and other areas. Bass played basketball and football in his younger days. He played competitive softball for many years, competing at the softball world championships in St. Louis in 1979. He has been pitching horseshoes competitively for 15 years. The trio of Bass, Duncan, and Ellis plan on departing from Northern Kentucky

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(Calvary), Ryan Grinstead (Calvary), Tommy Berkmeier (Bellevue), Alex Thompson (Bellevue), Deuce Gibson (VMA). Conference team champion: Villa Madonna. Division I: Player of the Year - Ally Westling (Notre Dame); Others Sammy Manning (Scott), Machi Kuroyanagi (Boone), Catriona Shaughnessy (NDA), Laura Irons (NDA), Madie Cook (NDA), Kelsie Peckham (Simon Kenton). Conference team champion: Notre Dame. Division II: Player of the Year Meredith Laskey (Highlands); Others Carrie Laskey (Highlands), Hannah Laskey (Highlands), Morgan Reinert (St. Henry), Traci Bard (Lloyd), Taylor Reynolds (Holy Cross), Gabby Guenthner (Holy Cross). Conference team champion: Highlands. Division III: Player of the Year Carly Wilson (Beechwood); Others Ellen White (Beechwood), Emily Pawsat (Beechwood), Mary Jaindl (Beechwood), Mary Kate Greenwood (VMA), Molley Backsheider (VMA), Susan Myers (Calvary), Mackenzie Phelps (Bellevue). Conference team champion: Beechwood.

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July 29, 2010

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




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Trip to D.C. was an honor (Editor’s note: Donald Lainhart recently visited the World War II Memorial as a guest of Honor Flight Tri-State. Honor Flight was created to honor America’s veterans for their sacrifices. They transport them to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at their memorials. Here are Lainhart’s recollections of the trip.)


The Knights, a Boone County Pee Wee football team, picked up trash on three miles of roadway.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Knights say no to littering Mountain Dew

The Boone County Pee Wee Football team, The Knights, picked up trash on three miles of Boone County roads on July 24. We had an enthusiastic group of about 30 parents and football players. We set out at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning. Our route was Sam Neace from Weaver to Mt. Zion, Empire Connector and Technology Way. Technology Way was the cleanest of the three roads we picked up trash on, only finding about a 1/2 bag of liter. Sam Neace and Empire Road was another story! This two-mile stretch (up one side and down the other) was littered with all sorts of trash from cans, bottles, car mats, wrappers and tons and tons of cigarette butts. We collected 10 bags of trash on this two-mile road. The biggest joke of the day was how many Mountain Dew bottles and cans we found. By far, empty Mountain Dew cans and bottles were found 20 times more often than any other brand. So, calling all you Mountain Dew drinkers: Throw your trash in the can and not on the roads. Lorraine Sanz Team Mom Boone County Pee Wee Football League The Knights Meadow Creek Drive Florence

Wasting money

Why is it that everyone is out of money and must cut back on everyday expenses, except for the city of Florence? Does anyone think that spending $500,000 on landscaping Turfway Road a bit outlandish? With all the money being spent in Florence these days, one might think that the council and mayor might get tired of spending. But no, they are full spend ahead. Remember even if the money comes through a grant, it is still taxpayers’ money. This group of spend-a-holics must be stopped and the only way to stop them is to elect new, more conservative people to council. It is time to take back control of your council, elect people who won’t spend your money on wasteful projects such as landscaping. Larry Braden Kathryn Avenue Florence

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Keep Boone County clean

We are the Tigers, a senior division team in the Boone County Pee Wee Football League. We are proud to say we had the opportunity this past weekend, July 17, to help our community and take part in the local “Trash for Cash.” We had 24 volunteers picking up 6 miles of trash in the Boone County area. This was a great opportunity for the kids to see that littering is a huge issue in Boone County. The majority of our trash was cigarettes, pop bottles and fast food containers. These are all things that could easily be thrown away in a trash can and not on the ground. What really surprised the kids is a dirty diaper on the side of the road. We picked up in an industrial area and you would think people would clean up after themselves. There are trash cans at all the business and a United Dairy Farmers with a restroom and garbage cans. The kids could not believe that people would be that lazy. They were wondering what kind of person would want to dirty their community. This was a real eyeopener for the children and the parents that helped. It was very disgusting picking up used items that even the children new to put trash in the garbage. We live in a beautiful county, please help keep it clean. Amy Deason B.C.P.W.F.L. Tigers Football Team Mom Surfwood Dr Florence

My day started at the Windgate Hotel in Blue Ash, Ohio, at 5:15 in the morning with registering Donald in, instructions, Lainhart a name tag and Community T-shirt. BreakRecorder fast was danish and coffee. All I guest needed to take columnist was my driver’s license and medicine. I would not need money. There were 109 on the tour, 83 veterans and 26 staff and guardians. My itinerary was to Columbus Ohio, plane to Baltimore, tour bus from Baltimore to around Washington, D.C. There was a guardian for each veteran in a wheelchair or who needed help walking. These people pay their own way and I’ve never seen handicap receive better care. They were on top of everything. The bus trip to Columbus was filled with talk of branch of service, home and what was ahead plus a very good video of the construction of the memorial. The plane trip to Baltimore sure brought back memories. This was my first flight since leaving the service. I had forgotten the noise of takeoff. How beautiful the clouds are. As we left the plane and entered the rotunda of the airport there was a huge crowd of people who gave us a real ovation from the first veteran to the last. I’ll admit I teared up and so did several of the other veterans. Our stop at the World War II Memorial cannot be explained in


Donald Lainhart, a World War II veteran from Hebron, holds a commemorative T-shirt he received during the Honor Flight tour of veterans to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

My itinerary was to Columbus Ohio, plane to Baltimore, tour bus from Baltimore to around Washington, D.C. words. There is just a feeling you get as you stand before the Wall of Stars, the column of your state, read the names of the major battles, the comments of the important people of the time. Then look across the Reflecting Pool at the Lincoln Memorial, turn around and look at the Washington Monument. There is just a feeling you cannot explain but will never forget. We left the memorial and saw the Korea and Vietnam walls, stopped at the Marine Memorial, also called the Iwo Jima Memorial, and the new Air Force Memorial. Being an Army Air Corps veteran, I am glad they finally recognized the air crews.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

Should Congress extend unemployment benefits? Why or why not? For how long? “No. We are too much in debt now. We should cut spending and make it better for business so they are not fearful of expanding which in turn will put more people back to work.” M.C. “Congress should focus its resources and energies on ways to stimulate job growth and employment opportunities rather than using its resources and energies to create and fund a welfare mentality through government handouts.” G.G. “Let’s say that you and your spouse have a combined income of $120,000 and you are both laid off. You are laid off after seven years with your employer and your spouse after 16 years with their employer. Luckily, you are both eligible for unemployment. However, even though it pays about 40 percent of your previous salary, it maxes out at about $425 a week. So, if your spouse was making $80,000, they will not get 40 percent of that, they will get only about $425 per week. You collect a little less. Combined family income is now about 35 per-

cent of what you were making last month. What are you going to do now? “Do you really think that money is going to pay all the bills, mortgage, insurance, utilities, groceries, etc? Plus, if you want health insurance you now have to pay for COBRA, which is not cheap. “To survive and keep your house (which you have been in for 16 years) and your 8-year-old cars, you go through a pile of money from your savings while searching for jobs equivalent to what you had previously. “Jobs are scarce. The economy is in the toilet. Do you really think you would be satisfied to remain on unemployment? Ridiculous! Or to be offered a job making $10 an hour when you were used to making $18 and $38 per hour? To know that you will have to save extra hard to build back up your savings to what it was prior to being laid off? “Yes, unemployment benefits should be extended! They should be evaluated about every six months. Yes, this is a true story.” K.M.H. “We need to support our friends, neighbors and family members that are unemployed due to the economic woes of the United States over the past couple

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We left the Air Force Memorial and went to the Golden Corral in Hanover, Md., for dinner. We were introduced and received another welcome ovation. We left Hanover for the airport. From there we came home. I will forever be grateful to the Honor Flight Tri-State, their sponsors and Cheryl Popp for compiling a smooth trip, not a hitch in 18 hours. There were also many small things to mention, like an Arby’s box lunch on each seat in the Washington bus. There were bottles of water at all times because of hot weather, 100 degrees or more in Washington. The guardians even cooled us off with cold towels while we sat in the shade, waiting for the tour at the memorial to end. The bus driver slowed down at the Pentagon so we could see where the plane hit on 9-11. Donald Lainhart is a World War II veteran from Hebron.

Next question: What was your favorite summer job? Or, what was your worst? Why? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. of years. ‘We’ also includes Congress that needs to provide ‘unemployment compensation’ to people who have worked all their lives, paid taxes and now cannot find a job. “On an individual basis, invite an unemployed person to dinner, take them some groceries, pass on job news when you have and make a call today to someone who needs their spirits raised who look for a job every day.” E.E.C. “Extend the benefits only for as long as it takes to put together a jobs program – something similar to the WPA – and move with all haste on his. “Extended unemployment takes a psychological toll as well as an economic one. So many skilled, talented people have nothing to do – we need to find a way to put their skills and talents to work so they can once again be contributors to the community. And they need to work to keep their skills up-do-date so they will be employable.” J.S.B.



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Erica Carroll opened the Waves Salon in December 2008. It moved to its present building at 8470 U.S. 42 in Florence in March.

Waves Salon encourages pampering By Patricia A. Scheyer Community Recorder Contributor

The Waves Salon is a full-service salon that specializes in being nice to yourself – setting aside a special time to relax and indulge in a few services guaranteed to make you feel pretty. Located in the mini mall at the corner of U.S. 42 and Hopeful Church Road, the business is owned by Erica Carroll. She moved it to its present building in March, although she has owned it since December 2008. “I went into the business thinking, ‘What would I like, and how would I like to be treated,’” said Carroll. “So we came up with a VIP package that people can buy where they pick two of our four groupings, and they have almost unlimited usage. We are the first salon

to offer this.” The groupings include hair services, skin and cosmetics, nail services and massage. Several subcategories are under each grouping. The elegant salon incorporates areas for manicures and pedicures, massages – both Swedish/deep tissue and chair massage – facials, airbrush tanning, and of course, hair stations. Carroll said they also host parties, bridal, bachelorette, and birthday, and they can do company parties as well. “Our main focus is to maintain the integrity of hair, body and nails,” Carroll said. “Here you can slow down and take time to pamper yourself at reasonable prices. Just call us at 859-283-5200, or visit our website at for our specials.”


Lynlee Higgins, 18 months old, and her mother Jennifer of Union watch a horse show last year at the Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair in Burlington. They competed in the lead line class with Lynlee riding her horse, Sugar.

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Boone County’s annual summer gathering of livestock contests, rides and treats is about to start. The Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair begins Saturday, July 31, and runs Aug. 2-7 at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Idlewild Road in Burlington. This is the 78th year for the fair which began in 1932. Admission is $8 for ages 3 and older. The price gets a person into the fair and all rides. Ages 2 and under are free with rides $2 each. “We’re still able to keep the Boone County fair economically family friendly,” fair board member Sandra Cupps said. Admission for the past two years has been steady. David Wallace, the fair board’s vice president, said last year attendance was around 35,000 for the week. The previous year attendance was closer to 36,000. “We’re very weather dependent,” he said. Wallace said in the current economic times, the fair is a great value for family entertainment. “You always want more but, yes, I’ve been generally pleased with the attendance at the fair,” he said. Those familiar with the fairgrounds might notice a change this year. FILE PHOTO The Lents Podium, a stage where Brandii Walton, 12, of Burlington rests on her dairy cow, Water Bug, last year in the show barn at the Boone live music was performed, is gone. County 4-H & Utopia Fair, after the dairy show. Cupps said it was removed for better but a limited number of poles will be traffic flow and for booth space. She provided by the Northern Kentucky said all of the bands will be at the Fly Fishermen. Pavilion. Bait is available courtesy of the A new event is at 7 p.m. on Friday organization and Smith’s Discount of the fair. The miniature hot rod garTobacco & Bait in Walton. Cupps said den tractor pull takes place in the 100 children participated in the fishMotor Sports Arena. ing last year. The fair begins with the Fishing “It seemed to be a great kickoff for Frenzy that is 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturthe fair,” she said. day, July 31, at the fairgrounds lake. Rides are available 6 p.m. until The lake will be stocked with cat- the first year for the event. Cupps said organizers encourage close Aug. 2-6 and 1 p.m. until closfish. Youth ages 15 and younger catch fish and release them. Last year was people to bring their own fishing pole ing on Aug. 7.

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McGlasson’s Fruit & Vegetable Farm, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., McGlasson’s Fruit & Vegetable Farm, 5832 River Road, Vegetables and fruits while in season-calendar on website. Some you-pick. 859-689-5229; Hebron. Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Boone County Farmers Market, Ky. 18 and Camp Ernst Road, Fruits, vegetables, perennials and annuals. Presented by Boone County Cooperative Extension Service. 859586-6101. Burlington. Boone County Farmers Market Florence Satellite, 2-6 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Locally grown and produced food items. Presented by Boone County Cooperative Extension Service. 859-3422665; Florence.


Ruffino Wine Reception & Dinner, 6-10 p.m., Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Racing Club. “Savor the taste of Italy!” Reception and five-course dinner featuring wines of Ruffino and Italian cuisine of Chef Peter Haubi. Presented by Turfway Park, Southern Wine & Spirits of Kentucky and Ruffino of Italy. Ages 21 and up. $85. Reservations required. 859-371-0200; Florence.


Creation Museum’s Petting Zoo, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Outdoors. Children can touch and feed the animals. Included with admission: $21.95 ages 13-59, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg.


Buckwheat Zydeco, 8:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Doors open 7:30 p.m. Grammy Award-winning Louisiana band. $20, $17 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions Inc. 513-779-9462; Newport. Hoots and Hellmouth, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Doors open at 8 p.m. $10, $8 advance. 859-431-2201; Newport. Blackberry Smoke, 9 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., With Sidewinders. Doors open 8 p.m. Southern rock band from Atlanta. $10. 859-491-2444; Covington.


Midnight Rain, 10 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 859-356-1440. Independence.


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


Taken, 10 p.m., Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 859-342-7000; Erlanger.


Leroy Ellington and the E-Funk Band, 610 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, R&B, funk and soul music from ‘70s. 859-291-0550. Newport.


Ivan Parker, 7 p.m., Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle, 1080 Highland Ave., Southern Gospel recording artist. Free, donations accepted. Fort Thomas.


Alpen Echos, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St., 859-471-7200. Newport.


Sebastian Maniscalco, 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Dinner available. $14. 859-9572000; Newport.


Best of Shadowbox, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Sketch comedy shorts and music by BillWho? $30, $20 seniors and students. Through Sept. 4. 859-957-7625; Newport. A Little Night Murder, 8 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St., Interactive murder mystery. Family friendly. $14, $12 seniors, student and ages 12 and under. Call box office. Through July 31. 859-655-9140. Newport.


Lewis & Clark and the Indian Country National Touring Exhibit, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, National exhibit tells the story of the explorers’ historic 1804-1806 expedition from a different point of view – Indians who lived along their route. Lewis & Clark crossed the traditional homelands of more than 50 Native American tribes. Exhibit examines the encounter of cultures and examines its past and present effects on the lives of the tribes which still live in the region. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665; Burlington. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 3 1


Party at the Paddock, 5 p.m.-midnight, Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Features dueling pianos, food and drinks. Balloon artists, face painters and jumpy house for children 5-9 p.m. Benefits Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp Children’s Trust Foundation. $25 family; $10 individual. Reservations required. Presented by Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp Children’s Trust Foundation. 513-287-3794; Florence.


Computer Recycling, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Kentucky eScrap, 7430 Industrial Road, Computer and electronics recycling. Anything with power cord. If it plugs in or consumes power, it can be recycled. Computers, keyboards, mice, cables/wires, LCD monitors, network equipment, office equipment, audio equipment, telephones, cell phones, power supplies, circuit boards, ink and toner cartridges and more. 859-292-8696; Florence.


McGlasson’s Fruit & Vegetable Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., McGlasson’s Fruit & Vegetable Farm, 859-689-5229; Hebron. Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Boone County Farmers Market, 859586-6101. Burlington.


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

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Creation Museum’s Petting Zoo, 9:30 a.m.6 p.m., Creation Museum, Included with admission: $21.95 ages 13-59, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg.


Kristen Key, 8-11 p.m., Vintage Wine Bar Kitchen - Market, 2141 North Bend Road, Free. 859-689-9463; Hebron.


Yo La Tengo, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Doors open 8 p.m. With Wussy. Ages 18 and up. $25, $20 advance. 859431-2201; Newport.


Sebastian Maniscalco, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Dinner available. $14. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Best of Shadowbox, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, $30, $20 seniors and students. 859-957-7625; Newport. A Little Night Murder, 8 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, $14, $12 seniors, student and ages 12 and under. Call box office. 859-6559140. Newport.


Lewis & Clark and the Indian Country National Touring Exhibit, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Boone County Main Library, Free. 859342-2665; Burlington. S U N D A Y, A U G . 1

FARMERS MARKET McGlasson’s Fruit & Vegetable Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., McGlasson’s Fruit & Vegetable Farm, 859-689-5229; Hebron. Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Boone County Farmers Market, 859586-6101. Burlington. HISTORIC SITES

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


Creation Museum’s Petting Zoo, Noon-6 p.m., Creation Museum, Included with admission: $21.95 ages 13-59, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg.


Sunday Jazz in the Afternoon, 4:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859-2612365; Covington.


Secondhand Serenade, 7 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., With the White Tie Affair, Runner Runner and Go Radio. $20, $17 advance. 859-291-2233; Covington. Matt Cowherd and Jamie Combs, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200. Newport.


The MainStrasse Car Show will take place in the village Sunday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The show will feature hot rods, customs and classics. Vehicle registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost to register is $15. Awards will given out at 4 p.m. For more information, call 513-491-0458. M O N D A Y, A U G . 2


McGlasson’s Fruit & Vegetable Farm, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., McGlasson’s Fruit & Vegetable Farm, 859-689-5229; Hebron. Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Boone County Farmers Market, 859-586-6101. Burlington.


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


Rosetta, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., With City of Ships, Sabre and All Dinosaurs. Doors open 8:30 p.m. $8 ages 18-20, $5 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport.


Lewis & Clark and the Indian Country National Touring Exhibit, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Boone County Main Library, Free. 859-3422665; Burlington. T U E S D A Y, A U G . 3


McGlasson’s Fruit & Vegetable Farm, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., McGlasson’s Fruit & Vegetable Farm, 859-689-5229; Hebron. Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Boone County Farmers Market, 859586-6101. Burlington.


Kid’s Night, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, 1990 North Bend Rd., $1.49 meals for ages 10 and under. Dine-in only. 859-586-5000; Hebron. LEAP for Health, 10-10:45 a.m., Boone County Farmers Market, Ky. 18 and Camp Ernst Road, Story time for preschoolers ages 4-6. Hear book, taste food sample from farmers market and participate in physical activity. Adult must remain in area during program. Free. Presented by Boone County Cooperative Extension Service. 859-586-6101. Burlington.

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Hex Squares, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Western square dance club specializing in hexagon style for experienced dancers. $5. 513-9292427. Covington.

EDUCATION (Almost) Every Other Thursday Science, 10 a.m., Pioneer Park, 3950 Madison Pike, Shelterhouse 1. Spellbound: By the Magic of Science with Crystal Clear Science. All ages. Free. Presented by Kenton County Parks and Recreation. 859-525-7529. Covington.



Dinsmore Homestead, 1-5 p.m., Dinsmore Homestead, $5, $3 ages 60 and up, $2 ages 7-17, members and ages 6 and under free. 859-586-6117; Burlington. Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, 10 a.m., Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, Free, donations requested. 859-466-0638; e-mail Alexandria.


Karaoke, 7-11 p.m., Papa’s Pub, 290 Main St., Beer Garden. 859-371-5567. Florence.


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


Lewis & Clark and the Indian Country National Touring Exhibit, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Boone County Main Library, Free. 859-3422665; Burlington.

McGlasson’s Fruit & Vegetable Farm, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., McGlasson’s Fruit & Vegetable Farm, 859-689-5229; Hebron. Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Boone County Farmers Market, 859586-6101. Burlington.


Dive In Movie Nights, 810:30 p.m., R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, Poolside. “Twilight.” Pizza and soft drinks available. Presented by Boone County Parks. 859-534-5700. Burlington.


Multiple Sclerosis N-KY Lunch Buddies, 1 p.m., Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant, 6835 Houston Road, For individuals diagnosed and/or newly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Registration required. Presented by National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 859-6406300; Florence.


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


Underbelly, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Doors open 8:30 p.m. Cincinnati’s strangest comedy show features improv, sketches, poetry, music and more. Ages 18 and up. $6 ages 18-20; $3 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201. Newport.


Drake Planetarium shows a laser show series through Aug. 8, including “Legends of the Night Sky,” pictured, which is an animated family-friendly look at the myths and stories associated with some of the constellations. Other shows in the laser series feature the Beatles, Green Day and U2, Pink Floyd, a mix of heavy metal bands (Metallica, Led Zepellin and more,) and female singers of pop, such as Gwen Stefani and Christina Aguilera. Tickets are $7 advance, $8 at the door, $25 family fourpack advance, $30 at the door. For the show schedule and tickets, visit Call 513-396-5578. Location is 2020 Sherman Ave., Norwood.

Summer Cornhole League, 8-10 p.m., Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Competitors play three games. Round robin structure, players draw a player and play three games. $5 per game. Registration required. 859-426-0490; Fort Wright. Cornhole Tournament, 7 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, $5. 859-356-1440. Independence.


The photographs of the pictorialist movement are featured in “TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845–1945,” at the Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., downtown Cincinnati. Included are works from the George Eastman House by Julia M. Cameron, Frederick Evans, Alfred Stieglitz, Clarence White, Edward Steichen, and early works by Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. The exhibit runs through Aug. 8. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission is $8, $6 for seniors and students, free to ages 18 and under, free to all on Sundays. Pictured is Eva Watson-Schütze’s “Young girl seated on bench,” ca. 1910, platinum print. For details, call 513-241-0343 or visit


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What you’ll feel when a close relationship ends It’s said a most precious situation in life occurs when we are able to achieve three important things: to love someone; to have this someone love me; and to have both these things happen at the same time. We smile and knowingly admit, “Yes, but it doesn’t always happen this way.” In his book, “To Love and Be Loved,” Sam Keen relates a crucial time in his life. He was a young man in college and in love with a girl who said she loved him. They often discussed, and really believed, that their relationship was destined for a lifelong journey of bliss. Then, he writes, “In April, the cruelest of months, she came for the spring dance, and after the last waltz, sudden as death, she told me she didn’t love me anymore… “When she left, I collapsed into grief and incomprehension. I never heard from her again. No letter. No calls. No explanations … All meaning, delight and promise

seemed to have vanished from my life.” Millions of people can empathize with his feelings. And whether it happens when we’re Father Lou young or old, it’s Guntzelman always painful. never want it Perspectives We to happen again. Numbed by our grief, we often resort to one of the following defenses. 1. Pessimism: we conclude we’re unlovable, people are untrustworthy, or we decide love is an illusion and try to protect ourselves from loving again. 2. Pseudoromanticism: we engage in sex for merely selfish purposes, play at being romantic or pretend we love another – but cut and run when things get too serious. That way, we’re never hurt, our ego is soothed, and the pain happens to someone else. It’s

sort of a revenge for what happened to us. 3. Pragmatism: We settle for platonic or practical relationships, avoid intense expressions of romance, and relate as a good friend rather than lover. At times of hurt, disillusionment or cynicism, we see no wisdom in the centuries-old adage: “Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.” Heartaches, though never sought, are part of human existence. When they happen to us they seem devoid of any good aspect, they’re only catastrophic. It takes time to grasp the bigger picture of our lives. We can’t see how the relational suffering in our lives accomplishes anything but a broken heart. Only later do we dare admit that they often can have some benefit for us: they open unrevealed places in our hearts, create compassion for others, and give birth to a greater wisdom about

We can’t see how the relational suffering in our lives accomplishes anything but a broken heart. Only later do we dare admit that they often can have some benefit for us: they open unrevealed places in our hearts, create compassion for others, and give birth to a greater wisdom about ourselves. ourselves, life and the real meaning of love. Ernest Hemingway stated a great truth when he wrote, “Life breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong in the broken places.” Those are just some of the reasons why it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Yet there is even a greater reason. Though we may lose the one we love, we have still accomplished what many yearn for but do not savor. For anytime we genuinely love, we are a magnificent success both spiritually and psychologically. As Rilke attests, “For one human being to love another

human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate test, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is preparatory.” The challenge to every human is to love. If our love is not returned, our call still remains. As Dr. James Hollis puts it: “The great rhythm of gain and loss is outside our control; what remains within our control is the attitude of willingness to find, in even the bitterest losses, what remains to be lived.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.


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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Chowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; down on local cathedral chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recipes There are a lot of cookbooks brought to my attention to review. Joanne â&#x20AC;&#x153;Giovannaâ&#x20AC;? Delli Carpini Trimpeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Holy Chowâ&#x20AC;? really stands out in the stack. G i o vanna is the chef at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in downt o w n Cincinnati Rita and is the Heikenfeld author of this book, Ritaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen thus the name. The book itself is vibrant with color and reflects Giovannaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unorthodox approach to cooking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The hardest thing about the book was having to measure everything,â&#x20AC;? she told me. She has been cooking since she was 14 and never measured, just cooked â&#x20AC;&#x153;to tasteâ&#x20AC;? like many of us. Career-wise, she worked for family, doing accounting.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I did not like that,â&#x20AC;? she told me. Her interest in food led to catering and volunteering for school dinners and church events. Giovanna has a rich cooking background, having lived in Italy, Venezuela and in the U.S. Her passion for good food made with love has become legendary here in our area, and that led her to the job she currently occupies at St. Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. So how did she get the job? Her husband, Mike, working on his masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in lay ministry, invited Deacon David Klingshirn to dinner. He told her their chef was leaving and that she should apply. The book itself is an interesting read, with stories and Bible quotes (from her husband) that go along with each recipe. It is available online at http://holychowcookbook.c om or by calling 513-2952510.

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Local chef Joanne â&#x20AC;&#x153;Giovannaâ&#x20AC;? Delli Carpini Trimpe wrote a cookbook titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Holy Chow.â&#x20AC;? Add chicken. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t crowd. Cook each side for three minutes. Add another teaspoon of olive oil if necessary.

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Tom Heitkamp, a Mount Lookout reader, made the recipe that he sent me from a website. They turned out well, though he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re authentic. The glaze was a disappointment, however, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working on that part. I checked with Rose Levy Beranbaum, the queen of baking, and she has never heard of these rolls. Does anybody know of a bakery here that still sells them?

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“And it’s one, two, three strikes you’re out at the old ball game.” We sing it every seventh inning at the ballgame, but you do not have to strike out at healthy eating during a trip to the stadium. There are many foods that just scream “ballpark fun” and most of these tasty treats are not very healthy. There are, however, a few things available during the game that will not take a hit on your waistline. Instead of eating some of these high calorie items, opt for one or two of their healthier alternatives.

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Cloggers get in step at Drawbridge About 200 cloggers from several states will converge on the Drawbridge Hotel in Fort Mitchell for the 17th Annual Midwest Clogging Workshop Aug. 5-7. Workshops for all levels of cloggers will be part of the agenda, as will evening dances that are open to the public. Dances open to the pub-

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Giant wasps are ‘cicada killers’ Question: Some kind of giant yellow and black wasps are making holes in my lawn and flying around me when I mow. How can I kill them? Answer: Those are called “cicada killers.” They have been flying about and burrowing into local lawns, gardens and play areas, prompting many calls from homeowners. Despite their menacing appearance (up to 2 inches long with rusty red head/thorax, amber yellow wings, and black and yellow striped abdomen), the wasps seldom sting unless provoked. Biology: Cicada killers do not live in communal nests

like hornets or yellowjackets. They overwinter as larvae within cocoons deep in the soil, emerging as adults during July. The females feed, mate, and excavate burrows in the ground about 1⁄2 inch in diameter, ending in a series of brood chambers. Bare ground or sand is especially prone to infestation. Excess soil is pushed out of the burrow, leaving a mound of dirt at the entrance. Each female excavates numerous burrows and provisions them with adult cicadas which she ambushes, paralyzes with her venom, and stuffs into individual brood chambers. She then lays an egg on top,

backs out, and seals the cell behind her. The egg hatches within a few days and the hungry larva devours the offering, eventually transforming into an adult the following summer. Management : Cicada killers seldom sting and the females normally do not defend their burrows. The males, while incapable of stinging, sometimes divebomb passers-by, or hover menacingly nearby. Insecticide treatment may be warranted where the soil burrows become unsightly, or the wasps are digging in a high-traffic area such as along a sidewalk, playground, or sand trap on a golf course.

Individual burrows can be effectively sprayed or dusted with most lawn and garden insecticides (Sevin, Bayer Advanced Lawn & Garden Multi-Insect Killer, Spectracide Triazicide Soil & Turf Insect Killer, etc.), or a wasp and hornet control aerosol. Multiple nests may need to be treated with a broadcast application to the ground surface, using a pump-up or hose-end sprayer. As a deterrent to future nesting, it is helpful to eliminate bare-ground areas. Cicada killers generally do not prefer burrowing into well-managed turf, gravel, pebbles or mulch. In situations such as playgrounds,

camping areas, or commercial landscapes, these materials may be substituted for sand or bare soil. Another option is to wait and do nothing – in a matter of weeks the adults will die off and there's a chance the problem will not recur next year.

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be someone who regrets not having come to see the driving championship. This is going to be too good to miss!”

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the beauty of the course. The drivers themselves may not appreciate the beauty of the obstacles to the same degree that the spectators will, but they will have their own beautiful views earlier in the day. While he was here, Nicoll inspected the course he had laid out for Sections A and D of the marathon. The track does not just go “round and round a field,” as he said, but follows roads, pathways, and pastures through several working farms adjoining the Kentucky Horse Park. So the drivers

phased orientation program must be successfully completed by the cadets prior to entering their freshman year. He is the son of David and Lori Osborne of Mountain Laurel Way, Union. Osborne is a 2010 graduate of Larry A. Ryle High School, Union.

will get a unique view of some truly beautiful Kentucky countryside and farmland. Nicoll says that he’s “very encouraged and excited about all the progress that’s been made at the Horse Park.” And he encourages everyone to come out on Saturday, Oct. 9, to watch the driving marathon, if for no other reason than this is probably

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the only time in our lifetimes that we’ll be able to see so many FEI-level fourin-hand drivers in one North American location. Nicoll recalled how, after the 1993 World Pairs Championship in New Jersey, a number of people said they had heard how wonderful the championship was and how much they regretted having missed it. “This time around, don’t

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WEG course designer pleased with progress The driving course designer for the upcoming Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Richard Nicoll, was recently on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park for several days to work with the course builder, meet with various decorators, and generally check on the progress of the marathon obstacles. According to Nicoll, construction is now about 95 percent complete on the marathon obstacles. Once everything is finished, all that will remain is the decorating. Some of this will need to be completed at the last minute because two obstacles contain portable elements that will be moved into place after the eventing cross-country phase (on the first Saturday during the WEG). After his meeting with the decorators, Nicoll was pleased to note how enthusiastic and, with the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event having been at the Kentucky Horse Park for so many years, how experienced they are. He expects that spectators familiar with driving, and those new to the sport, will be wowed by

• Wednesday Walks at the Horticulture Arboretum: Concerns 10 a.m. Mike Klahr Wednesday, Aug. 4, Shelter No. 2, Boone County Arboretum at Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union. Free, and no registration needed.

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The Affiliate Council presented a check for $6,317 to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) to the Jonathan V Fund at their meeting July 13 at the NKAR Office.

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The NKAR Affiliate Council orchestrates the event every year and they select a charity to receive the proceeds. When a longtime NKAR member approached the council to consider her request they just couldn’t refuse. Ruth Voorhees, from Huff Realty, told them all about her special grandson, Jonathan, who had undergone a liver transplant at the age of 8 months old. The Affiliate Council presented a check for $6,317


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to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association to the Jonathan V. Fund at their meeting July 13 held at the NKAR Office. Ruth Voorhees, her son William Voorhees and Jonathan were present to accept the check. As Jonathan’s family said, “Jonathan is a little miracle. We have learned that miracles happen all around us all the time. “It is our heartfelt belief that sharing Jonathan’s journey can bring light to the importance of organ donation, and hopefully make miracles happen for others who are facing this rough road.” For more on Jonathan and The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) visit


This year-old yellow Lab is also up for adoption. Her ID number is D 102134.

Event benefits pet rescue “Peace, Love & Pawprints” is a benefit for The Pet Castle Animal Rescue on Sunday, Aug. 4. It will take place at Spa 4 Paws, 8075 Connector Drive, Florence.

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Randall Beach

Randall Beach, 48, Randall Beach, Florence, died July 18, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. Survivors include his wife, Linda Beach; mother, Rosemary Curtis; stepfather, Ray Curtis; sister, Rita Beach and half-brother, Rainy Beach, all of Covington. Burial was in Highland Cemetery City, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: American Heart Association, Kentucky Region, 240 Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222.

Charles Buerkley

Charles Frederick Buerkley, 77, Brooksville, died July 20, 2010, at his home. He worked for the Kentucky Department of Highways and was a member of Brooksville United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Diana Wood Buerkley; sons, Timothy Buerkley of Brooksville and Joseph Buerkley of Burlington; sister, Ruth Holton of Bellevue; half-brothers, Ralph and Ronnie Buerkley, both of Mason County; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery, Brooksville. Memorials: Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, KY 41056.

Ann Burris

Ann M. Burris, 80, Fort Mitchell, died July 24, 2010, at her home. She was a member of Summit Hills Country Club and enjoyed golf and gardening. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Peter Burris Jr. of Fort Mitchell; daughters, Karen Baker of Fort Mitchell and Michele Little of Hebron; son, Peter W. Burris of Las Vegas; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Redwood School and Rehabilitation Center, 71 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017; or Hospice Care of St. Elizabeth, 402 East 20th Street, Covington, KY 41014.

Sherry Lynn Colonel

Sherry Lynn Colonel, 29, Florence, died July 17, 2010, at her home. She was a student and member of St. Henry Church, Elsmere. Survivors include her son, Zachary Joseph Colonel; father, Gerald Colonel; mother, Nancy Colonel, all of Florence, and sister, Jennifer Hall of Erlanger. Burial was in St. Peters Cemetery, New Richmond, Ohio.

John Anthony Couch

John Anthony “Jac” Couch, 10 weeks, Crescent Springs, died July 18, 2010, at his home. Survivors include his parents, Bradley and Jennifer King Couch; sister, Ava Couch, all of Crescent Springs; and grandparents, Dan and Martha Couch of Burlington and Fred and Charlotte Klopsch of Boone County. Burial was in Hebron Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials: John Anthony Couch, Memorial Fund c/o any Fifth Third Bank.

MainStrasse hosts car show MainStrasse Village’s eighth annual car show sponsored by KOI Auto Parts will be Sunday, Aug. 1, in MainStrasse Village, Covington. Cars will be parked on the tree-lined streets and walkways of the village and historic Goebel Park, the home of the Carroll Chimes Bell Tower. There is no admission charge. Registration is from 9 a.m. until noon. Awards are at 4 p.m. Registration fee is $15 day of show. Call 513-708-1100. Free parking is available in the 5th Street Parking Lot.

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Dixie B. Gunkel

Dixie B. Gunkel, 77, Alexandira, died July 23, 2010, at Rosedale Manor Nursing Home in Latonia. She was a cook for Lakeside Place Nursing Home in Highland Heights. Her husband, Ralph Gunkel died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Maxine Weber of Independence; sons, Ray Gunkel of Union and Van Gunkel of Cincinnati; sister, Pam Seibert of Alexandria; five grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery in Camp Springs. Memorials: Rosedale Manor Nursing Home, 4250 Glen Avenue, Latonia, KY 41015.

Ruby Mae Haake

Ruby Mae Tarvin Haake, 85, Florence, a homemaker, died July 20, 2010, at Rosedale Manor Nursing Home, Latonia. Her husband, Harry E. Haake, died in 2003. Survivors include her daughter, Charlene Streutker of Florence; three grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Robert E. Howard

Robert E. Howard, 71, Crescent Springs, died July 16, 2010, at his home. He was a dispatcher with Ram Motor and member of Northern Kentucky Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Sue Howard; sons, Stephen Howard of Hebron and Chad Howard of Villa Hills; daughter, Tammy Stein of Cincinnati and three grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Lois C. Knaley

Lois C. Knaley, 71, Florence, died July 20, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a line leader for Chester Labs in Cincinnati and member of St. Paul Church in Florence. Her husband, Thomas Knaley, daughter, Karen Holland, and one great-grandchild died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Robin Cooper of Erlanger and Chris Rothfuss of Florence; sons, Tim Knaley of Verona, Tom and Larry Knaley, both of Florence; sister, Eleanor Maddox of Florence; brothers, William Finke of Cold Spring and Richard Finke, Ludlow and 16 grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: St. Paul Church, 7301 Dixie Highway, Florence, KY 41042; or St. Elizabeth Cancer Center, 1 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Gabriel Scott Litzler

Gabriel Scott Litzler, stillborn, Erlanger, died July 22, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. Survivors include his mother, Cassandra Shaw of Erlanger; father, David Litzler of Erlanger; grand-








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Clarence Meriweather Jr.

Clarence “Junior” Meriweather Jr., 82, Newport, died June 23, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. He worked in maintenance for the hotel industry for many years. His daughters, Theresa and Martha Meriweather; and three grandchildren, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Mary Ann Long of Union and Deanna Lenz of Fort Thomas; sister, Irene Keeton of Independence; brother, Stanley Meriweather; 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Rose B. Miracle

Rose B. Pauley Miracle, 86, Highland Heights, died July 19, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and member of Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, William Jesse Miracle, and sons, Clyde, Jesse, Dewey and Virgil Miracle, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Marie Miracle of Union, Mary Reed of Warsaw, Ruthie Woods and Phyllis Reed, both of Florence; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Petersburg Cemetery. Memorials: Philadelphia Church of God, 14400 South Bryant Edmond, OK, 73083.

Vilena Ann Moore

Vilena Ann Whittle Moore, 75, Florence, died July 22, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a purchasing agent for Formica Corp. in Evendale, Ohio. Survivors include her husband, Ralph Moore of Florence; daughters, Debbie Smith of Algonquin, Ill., Kim Haines of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; brothers, Loweldell Whittle of Pontiac, Ill., Ronnie Whittle of Indianapolis and A.G. Whittle of Tennessee; sisters, Loretta Meek of Florence, Shirley Wiggington of Indianapolis, Shila Cornett of Williams, Ind., and Yvonne Arthur of Somerset, Ky.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Russell V. Mueller

Russell V. Mueller, 92, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Park Hills and Florence, died July 18, 2010, in Houston. He worked in sheet metal and truck building industries, designer of large tractor-trailer body for beverage transport and the owner of College Hill Camera and Card Shop near Cincinnati. His first wife, Lillian Mueller; second wife, Louise Mueller and step-


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Eugene H. O’Hara

Eugene H. O’Hara, 76, Florence, died July 22, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a newspaper carrier for 50 years with the Kentucky Post, a Navy veteran, member of Mary Queen of Heaven Church and a Knothole baseball coach for 12 years. Survivors include his wife, Kathy O’Hara; sons, Ron and Gene O’Hara Jr., both of Florence; daughters, Debbie O’Hara of LaGrange, Darlene Hamer of Verona, Cindy O’Hara and Kim Miller, both of Union, Mary Kay and Michelle O’Hara, both of Florence; brothers, Jim and Ken O’Hara, both of Walton; sisters, Dorothy Crimmins of Florence and Sister Esther O’Hara of Crescent Springs; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorials: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2011 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208.

Ralph Pfalzgraf

Ralph Pfalzgraf, 86, Burlington, died July 22, 2010, at Jewish Hospital, Kenwood in Cincinnati. He was a master mechanic for Fuller Ford and Boone County Board of Education, and past-president of Huntsman Camping Club. His wife, Dorothy M. Tipton Pfalzgraf, died previously. Survivors include his son, Fred Pfalzgraf of Covington; daughters, Margie Adams of Haines City, Fla., Linda Tapley of Dillsboro, Ind., and Cindy Pfalzgraf of Florence; sisters, Florence Becht of Columbus Ind., Martha Cass of Cincinnati; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in Greendale Cemetery in Lawrenceburg, Ind. Memorials: Woodhaven Baptist Church, 3132 Featherstone Drive, Burlington, KY 41005 or Bullittsville Christian Church, 3094 Petersburg Road, Hebron, KY 41048.

Department, Erlanger/Elsmere Senior Center, Junior Achievement, Knothole baseball coach, board member of Tri City YMCA and member Mary Queen of Heaven Church in Erlanger. Survivors include his wife, Vivian Sander; sons, Mark Sander of Florence and Michael Sander of Blue Ash; sisters, Mary Vogt of Fort Wright and Mary Williams of Edgewood; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery City, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, 179 Dell St., Elsmere, KY 41018.

Gypsy Lee Scott

Gypsy Lee Scott, 73, Fort Mitchell, a homemaker, died July 20, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Her husband, Gerald R. Scott Sr., died in 1999 and son, Timothy Whitmore Scott, died in 2008. Survivors include her daughters, Sandra Brown of Park Hills, Connie Scott of Edisto Island, S.C., Cindy Hughes of Springdale; Pamela Pauley and Lisa Palmisano, both of Fairfield; sons, Gerald Scott II of Dayton, Ky., Richard Gangwish of Erlanger; brother, Phillip Krauss of Covington; sister, Sue Armstrong of Florence; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati, 8120 Maxfield Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45243.

William Sherman

William Lester Sherman, 76, Newport, died July 22, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. The Army veteran and member of the Newport VFW was a grocery clerk at Buechle Brothers Grocery Store in Newport. Survivors include his brothers, Paul Sherman of Newport and Edward Sherman of Florence; and his sister, Alberta Houze of Tampa, Fla.

Services and burial will be private at St. Stephens Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Cooper Funeral Home of Alexandria is handling arrangements.

Destiny KaShea Turner

Destiny KaShea Turner, 10, Verona, died July 16, 2010, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She was a student at Gallatin Upper Elementary School. Survivors include her mother, Katrina Turner; sister, Brandy Collett of Verona; and guardians, Ora Brent and Donna Turner of Verona. Burial was in Warsaw Cemetery.

Harlan ‘Butch’ Vollmer

Harlan “Butch” Vollmer, 68, Latonia, died July 19, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Health Care, Edgewood. He was a retired employee of Kenner Toys in Cincinnati and a member of St. Patrick Parish in Taylor Mill. Survivors include his sister Ruth Reinersman of Verona. Interment was in Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright.

Billie Wagner

Billie Margaret Wagner, 71, Owenton, died July 22, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a homemaker, member of Owenton First Baptist Church and enjoyed making and collecting angels. Her grandchildren, Cameron and Ashley Wagner, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Rodney Wagner of Owenton; daughter, Rhonda Johns of Brentwood, Tenn.; sons, Greg Wagner of Delafield, Wis., Mark Wagner of Florence and Steve Wagner of Lexington; sister, Peggy Davis of Owenton; and seven grandchildren. Burial was in Owenton Cemetery. Memorials: Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation, 6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 325, Bethesda, MD 20817.

Donald E. Ross

Donald E. Ross, 73, Covington, died July 20, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a delivery driver for Kentucky Motors and member of New Banklick Baptist Church in Walton. Survivors include his daughter, Lisa Perrin of Florence; son, Martin Ross of Las Vegas, Nev.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

David Edward Sander

David Edward Sander, 75, Florence, died July 22, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a product manager for R.A. Jones Co. in Crescent Springs, a volunteer with the Florence Fire


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Angela M. Accardi, 28, theft at 1106 Breckenridge Ln., May 8. Blake E. Sauer, 23, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 1-275 westbound, April 29. Larry W. Brown, 38, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, alcohol intoxication at I-75 southbound, May 1. Victoria E. West, 25, alcohol intoxication in a public place at U.S. 42 and Airview Dr., May 2. Thomas C. McDaniel, 38, DUI, reckless driving at I-75 southbound, May 1. Frances M. Mitchell, 40, possession of drug paraphernalia, prescription drug not in proper container at Burlington Pk. and Mall Rd., May 2. Ashleigh R. Taylor, 22, receiving stolen property at Mall Rd., May 11. Gustavo C. Mazon, 27, DUI at Conrad Ln., May 2. Jonathan S. Caruso, 25, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia at I-71 northbound, June 8. Alan T. Ashley, 46, theft, criminal mischief, possession of burglary tools at 5691 Idlewild Rd., June 8.

Anthony S. Traywick, 49, disorderly conduct, harassing communications at 10595 Killarney Dr., June 6. Erica Y. Commodore, 40, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia at Dixie Hwy and Old Richwood Rd., June 5. Amberly M. Koebbe, 23, alcohol intoxication in public place at 32 Main Walton St., June 6.



Assault reported at 11229 Frontage Rd., June 9.


Residence broken into and items taken at 1906 Nettlewood Ct., May 8. Residence broken into and items taken at 8010 Putter's Pt., April 28. Clothing stolen from residence at 2999 Jennifer Ct., April 28. Computer equipment and firearms stolen at 5904 Green Acres Ln., June 7. Other property stolen at 208 Roberta Ave., May 17. Computer equipment stolen at 5922 Peoples Ln., June 7. Money stolen and other property damaged at 5922 Peoples Ln.,

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Criminal mischief

Vehicle vandalized at 1435 Afton Dr., May 9. Vehicle vandalized at Hance Ave., May 9. Vehicle vandalized at 9890 Burleigh Ln., May 9. Vehicle vandalized at 6092 Taylor Dr., May 10. Vehicle vandalized at 6150 Pinoak Dr., May 10. Property vandalized at 6082 Limaburg Rd., May 11. Vehicle vandalized at 115 Becky Ct., April 27. Building vandalized at 6264 Castleoak Dr., April 27. Other property damaged at 10221 Pembroke Dr., June 10. Other motor vehicles damaged at 6001 Burlington Pk., June 9. Structures damaged at 10391 Bruce Dr., June 9. Automobiles damaged at 567 Rosebud Cr., June 9. Other property destroyed at 6940 Oakbrook Rd., June 6. Structures damaged at 24 Catalina Dr., June 6.


Other property counterfeited or forged at 8408 U.S. 42, June 2.


Subject in possession of a controlled substance on a traffic stop at I-75 southbound, May 1. Subject in possession of a controlled substance on a traffic stop at Burlington Pk. and Mall Rd., May 2.

Receiving stolen property

Tools recovered at 2335 Lawrenceburg Ferry Rd., June 4.

Terroristic threatening

Victim threatened with harm by subject at Church St. and Scott St., May 2.


Money taken from residence at 1106 Breckenridge Ln., May 9. Items taken from business at 2901 Washington St., May 9. Medication and money taken from residence at 2637 Berwood Ln., May 9. Items taken from residence at 959 Beaver Rd., May 9. Medication taken from residence at 2184 Bluegrama Dr., April 24. Items taken from drug store at 2492 Burlington Pk., May 2.

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Money and merchandise taken from building at 7783 Flat Reed Dr., May 2. Vehicles parts stolen at 8331 Dixie Hwy., June 9. Automobiles stolen at 579 Petersburg Rd., June 8. Other property stolen at 755 Petersburg Rd., June 8. Items stolen and automobiles damaged at 5691 Idlewild Rd., June 8. Other property stolen at 1938 Petersburg Rd., June 7. Vehicles parts stolen at 4215 River Rd., June 6. Heavy construction or industrial equipment stolen at 7721 Camp Ernst Rd., June 7. Heavy construction or industrial equipment stolen at 7425 Industrial Rd., June 7. Purses stolen at 4600 Houston Rd., June 7. Jewelry and other items stolen at 2395 Progress Dr., June 7. Other property stolen at 1151 Aviation Blvd., June 7. Computer equipment and other property stolen at 6508 Annhurst Ct., June 6. Other property stolen at 6815 Upland

Items taken from vehicle at 51 Old Stephenson Mill Rd., May 10. Items taken from vehicle at Idlewild Rd., April 26. Items taken from vehicle at 10798 St. Andrews Cir., May 2. Vehicle broken into and items taken at Turfway Rd., May 2.

Sandra Moore, 30, of Hebron and Stanley Cole, 37, of Hebron; July 6. Melissa Scott, 24, of Burlington and Craig Craddocks, 28, of Florence; July 6. Keller Edwards, 43, of Florence and Glenn Smith, 49, of Florence; July 6. Sarah Schaaf, 21, of Taylor Mill and Kyle Combs, 25, of Hebron; July 6. Susannah Johnson, 25, of Burlington and Chindra Stephens, 27, of Burlington; July 7. Jami Fuller, 27, of Florence and Danny

Martin, 27, of Florence; July 7. Rita Horton, 41, of Florence and Stephen Faris, 54, of Florence; July 7. Misty Moore, 21, of Hebron and Benjamin King, 23, of Hebron; July 8. Lauren Huff, 23, of Florence and Brent Leming, 25, of Hebron; July 8. Maria Upchurch, 23, of Burlington and James Crider, 23, of Burlington; July 12. Janell Duvall, 23, of Florence and Matthew Scott, 24, of Florence.

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. Ct., June 6. Firearms stolen at 2891 Douglas Dr., June 6. Credit or debit cards stolen at 22 Main Walton St., June 5.

Theft from auto

MARRIAGE LICENSES Cory Bowman, 37, of Hebron and Shannon Pemberton, 37, of Hebron; issued June 28. Meera Aggarwal, 35, of Burlington and Andrew Linneman, 46, of Burlington; June 28. Brittany Horton, 22, of Burlington and

Daniel Nevins, 22, of Erlanger; June 29. Sarah Schobel, 22, of Union and Gregory Rutherford, 24, of Florence; June 29. Erica Wagner, 24, of Park Hills and George Betz, 27, of Florence;

June 30. Alison Johnson, 26, of Walton and Pierre Le Bigot, 28, of Walton; June 30. Jessica Anderson, 21, of Florence and Paul Marsh, 22, of Union; June 30.




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