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By Paul McKibben

The 4-H exhibits have been judged, the amusement company has packed up all the rides. The pageant queen begins her year as Miss Boone County Fair. The Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair has concluded, but the Recorder presents photos of this year’s highlights. – LIFE, PAGE B1

Baby Contest photos welcome

The Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair has finished up for another year. In addition to our fair coverage, the Recorder will publish photos of the Baby and Preschool Show winners. If your child competed, the Recorder and the fair committee ask you to send a photo of your child with the following information: Child’s name, which place they came in and the category (such as 2year-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.

Pet paparazzi

Is there a Paw McCartney or Charles Barkley in your life? If you’ve named one of your pets after a famous person, we’d like to hear your story and see a photo. Just visit, log in or create a free account, and click “Publish photos.” Look for the “Pets” gallery and be sure to include the story behind your pet’s name and the community you live in.

Students build car for speedway

Students at the Boone County Area Technical Center recently finished a 10-month project of building a race car. – SCHOOLS, PAGE A6

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Boone library offers help to Hispanics

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The Boone County Public Library is reaching out to the county’s growing Hispanic community. The programs the library has are geared toward the Hispanic community, according to Adriana Silva, youth services associate at the library’s Florence branch. She said the library wants to mostly expand its collection of English-teaching compact discs and DVDs at the main library, the Scheben branch, the Florence branch and on its Community Center on Wheels. She said the library also wants to have English-teaching software on laptop computers at the Florence branch. The library has received a $5,000 grant from the American Library Association to pay for the programs. The grant is part of a project that receives funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Boone County’s Hispanic population has more than doubled in the last decade. The 2000 Census showed 1,702 Hispanics in the community. A 2009 Census estimate projected 3,945 Hispanics. Silva was born and raised in

Mexico. She’s lived in the United States for four years. Her mother is from Texas and Silva grew up with Spanish and English in her home. She is fluent in both languages and is the only fluent Spanish-speaking staff member in the entire library system. “I have a lot of support even though I am the only one speaking Spanish, I have a lot of support from everybody from our (public relations) department, from just co-workers here in the children’s area. “They always push me, (saying) ‘what other program can we do for Spanish-speaking people,’” Silva said. “My branch manager, she’s always interested in the new collection that we’re going to have (and) about the programs that we do have here for Spanish-speaking (people) and how they are attended.” Silva said the library visits different mobile home communities. She’s been going to the Mosby’s Point community for a little more than a year on the Community Center on Wheels once a month. The vehicle has books in Spanish but there are no English-teaching materials on it.

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Darn, toothin’

Noel Trimbach, 9, of Florence, gets ready the have her annual dental checkup with Dr. Ron Elliott and Dr. Tom Smith, but Aug. 6 the theme was cowboys, so everybody dressed in cowboy gear. The office of Anderson, Smith and Elliott Dentistry holds a themed day once every year just before school starts to encourage children to come in and get a checkup. Also pictured is Sparkle, the clean teeth mascot, who came for the day.

Soldier enjoys time at home

By Justin B. Duke

Two days before last Christmas, Eversole was involved in an explosion that left him with shrapnel in his shoulder and a blown ear drum.

A Florence man is enjoying his brief time home from Afghanistan. Kyle Eversole is an Army fire support specialist who joined the Army when he was 17. “I’ve always wanted to serve my country,” Eversole, now 19, said. To join the Army before he was 18, Eversole needed parental permission, which was a tough decision for his mother Lori Coker. “That was the hardest thing I ever had to do in my life,” Coker said. Coker knew her son was so determined to join the Army that he would have enlisted as soon as he turned 18 anyway, so she signed off. Though there was fear, another emotion flooded in, Coker said. “I was really proud of him,” she said. The Boone County High School graduate was soon stationed in Afghanistan. Two days before last Christmas, Eversole was involved in an

Lori Coker hugs her son, Kyle Eversole, at the airport after his return from Afghanistan. explosion that left him with shrapnel in his shoulder and a blown ear drum.


“I lost some of my hearing,” Eversole said. Eversole has been recovering

and has regained some use of his right hand, he said. Last month, Eversole was able to come home to Florence for a few weeks. He was greeted at the airport by close to 50 friends and family. “It was great,” Eversole said. For the mother who was nervous to sign off on her son joining the Army, that reunion couldn’t have been sweeter, Coker said. “It was a big weight lifted off my shoulders,” she said. While home, Eversole has been able to relax, visit with friends and family and even get some fishing in. “It’s pretty good,” he said. Eversole is scheduled to return to Afghanistan Thursday, Aug. 12.

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Denny’s returning to Northern Kentucky By Justin B. Duke

The Grand Slam has returned to Northern Kentucky. Denny’s has opened its only Northern Kentucky location in the Walton Flying J. The location is part of a national partnership between Pilot Travel Centers, which owns Flying J, and Denny’s which will put Denny’s restaurants in 140 Flying J locations across the country. “It’s exciting,” said general manager Rick DePew. Denny’s formerly had locations in Northern Kentucky, but moved out of the

Denny’s will be open and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner 24/7. The restaurant officially opened at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8. Sunday evening may seem like an odd time to open, but time doesn’t matter at a restaurant open 24/7. While employees scurry to get the restaurant open, future customers are already showing their excitement and coming in and asking to be seated, DePew said. “We’ve got people coming in all the time,” he said. The new Denny’s is located at 13019 Walton-Verona Road.

area in the late 1990s, leaving the closest locations in Lexington, DePew said. “It’s been quite a dry spell,” he said. Most known for its Grand Slam breakfast, Denny’s commercials have been seen locally for years. But now Northern Kentucky residents won’t have to travel to taste what they’ve been seeing on TV, DePew said. Denny’s focuses on offering quality food for a good value, said Tara Healy, spokeswoman for Denny’s. “You can really go in there and get your belly full for a reasonable price,” Healy said.

Walton mayor has opponents By Paul McKibben

Bryan Miller and incumbents Bob Kelly, John Mefford, Todd Sayers and John Adams • Walton City Council (six seats): incumbents Lee Frakes, Ann Leake, Michael Simpson, Paula Jolley; challengers Kevin Ryan, Craig Brandenburg and Mark Carnahan. • Walton-Verona School Board (three seats): incumbents Tina Crase of Verona, Rene Rice of Walton and challenger Bill Freeman of Walton If no one files as a writein candidate for the third seat on the Boone County Soil & Water Conservation District’s board, the board can recommend a candidate to the Kentucky Division of Conservation which will appoint someone.

Walton Mayor Phil Trzop has two challengers while Union Mayor Don Kirby will run unopposed in the Nov. 2 general election. Trzop faces Walton City Councilman Wayne Carlisle and challenger Jeff Ryan. Tuesday was the filing deadline for various offices in the Nov. 2 general election. Here is a list of candidates who met the deadline: • Boone County judgeexecutive: Independent Terry Roberts of Hebron. He’ll face Republican incumbent Gary Moore of Florence who won the May GOP primary. There is not a Democratic candidate. • Boone County school

Trzop Kirby board district 5 (one seat): incumbent Karen Byrd of Florence and challengers Jim Blackwood of Florence and Linda Holbrook of Florence • Boone County school board district 4 (one seat): incumbent Bonnie Rickert of Florence • Boone County Soil & Water Conservation District board: (three seats): incumbents Rob Hall of Florence and Monty Taylor of Union • Union City Commission (four seats): challenger

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Silva, who has taught English, said she would really like to offer it at some point as many other libraries around the country offer English as a second language classes. Currently,

the library teaches computer skills in Spanish at the Florence branch. Silva said the program is not part of the grant. Sister Juana Mendez of the Sisters of Charity and pastoral associate at Cristo Rey Parish in Erlanger said

By Justin B. Duke

A Boone County High School graduate is ready for her first book to hit stores. Lisa Merida-Paytes is set to release her book “Special Studio: Preserving Memories with Paperclay” this month. Paper clay is clay that has had a processed cellulite fiber, usually paper, added. Merida-Paytes has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati and

has been featured in many publications, but this is the first book she’s made. “It’s been Lisa Merida- 20 years in Paytes the making,” Merida-Paytes said. Merida-Paytes has worked with paperclay for many years and taught classes and workshops at schools around the country. The lessons she’s taught


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have all been compiled into one book. “It’s really geared to anyone who wants to work with the material, from the novice to the educator,” Merida-Paytes said. After compiling for so long, the book still exceeded Merida-Paytes’ expectations, she said. “It’s really more than I imagined it could be,” Merida-Paytes said. A 1987 graduate of Boone County High School, Merida-Paytes still has fond memories of her art teacher who led her to an honors art class that helped her career. “It was because of Terry Johnson, my first art teacher at Boone County High School, I was able to get into that honors class,” Merida-Paytes said. After graduating, Merida-Paytes planned to go to college for sculpting, but a car accident prevented her from going, but she hadn’t given up on art. “Someone gave me a bag of clay, and I never stopped working,” Merida-Paytes said. That gift opened up a career in working with clay and ultimately to her new book, she said. Merida-Paytes’ book will be available at Barnes & Noble and later this month.


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Fair attracts candidates By Paul McKibben

With thousands of voters flocking to one area for a week, politicians couldn’t resist spending time at the Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair. Republican Boone County clerk candidate Kenny Brown, a former Boone County GOP chairman, said the county fair “has always been a traditional unofficial official kickoff to the fall campaign.” Brown was at the Boone County Republican Party’s booth at the fair this year that was cluttered with campaign signs from current and past candidates. Not too far away from there was Brown’s Nov. 2 general election opponent – Democratic Boone County Clerk Rena Ping. She was stationed at the Boone County Democratic Party’s booth. Ping said it does help for a candidate to be at the fair “because it gets a lot of things out that you can’t get out to people in Boone County. Boone County’s so big (that) the door-to-door campaign’s kind of hard to do. You can do (it) and


Republican Boone County clerk candidate Kenny Brown stands in front of the Boone County Republican Party’s booth Aug. 3 at the Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair. reach out to some but you can’t reach out to all.” She said at the fair a candidate is not knocking on doors where people have possibly moved or they are not registered to vote. “The fair’s always been a place where people congre-


Boone County Clerk Rena Ping stands inside the Boone County Democratic Party’s booth Aug. 3 at the Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair.

gate. You meet them. You see friends from church, neighborhood friends. And (in) my case, I see many fellow students and the parents of fellow students,” said Republican Charlie Walton, who is running for Boone County commission-

er District 3 and is principal at Florence Elementary School. “It’s just a good place to reconnect with people.” Walton was wearing a Tshirt from his campaign

along with a button for Republican U.S. Senate nominee Rand Paul. Walton faces Democrat Dave Welte this fall. He was also at the fair. He agreed that being at the fair helps a

candidate. “Most of the people in Boone County eventually get here during the week sometime,” he said. The fair was to conclude on Aug. 7.



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Preliminary results of an autopsy conducted Aug, 7 indicates no foul play was involved in the death of a farmer a day earlier. Denver Whaley, 63, of Union was found dead at 4:10 p.m. Aug. 6 on a farm in the 11,000 block of U.S. 42. He was found next to his pickup truck with a single gunshot wound to his torso, according to investigators. Beside him was a rifle. Investigators are not prepared to call it a suicide because the death could have been caused by an accidental discharge of the rifle, Boone County sheriff’s spokesman Tom Scheben said. Deputies were at the scene until early on Aug. 7, Scheben said, and the death remains under investigation. Kentucky News Service

Flaig elected president

The Northern Kentucky Tea Party has a new leader: Boone County Commissioner

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Cathy Flaig, a Republican from Hebron. On Aug. 3, Flaig was unanimously elected president of the regional tea party by the group’s core members. She replaces Willie Schadler of Edgewood, a founding member of the Northern Kentucky Tea Party who has been its president for the past year. “It was my decision to step back and let somebody else take the reins for a while,” said Schadler, who nominated Flaig for the spot. “I think she’ll be a great leader.” During nearly 12 years on Boone County Fiscal Court, Flaig, 63, has been a strong advocate for low taxes and limited spending, core values of the tea party movement. She has also been involved with the movement since its inception: Flaig was the only elected official at the first tea party event in Northern Kentucky, an April 2009 rally at the Boone County Administration Building. At the time, Flaig was challenging Judge-executive Gary Moore, who defeated her in the May 2010 primary despite tea party support of her campaign. Her term as county commissioner ends Dec. 31. Flaig’s role as president of the Northern Kentucky Tea Party – an unpaid, volunteer job – is effective immediately. Kentucky News Service

Tea party hosts Davis

The Northern Kentucky Tea Party presents a town hall meeting with U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Hebron, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, at the Boone County Public Library’s Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington.

Trial set for Moore

The Boone County Property Valuation Administrator’s Office will inspect properties on Richwood Road, Chambers Road, Arbor Glen and Walnut Hall the week of Aug. 16. Don’t be alarmed if you see staff members in these areas. They will be in a marked vehicle and have identification available upon request. If you have questions, contact Boone County PVA Cindy Rich at

Campaign Notes

Florence City Council Candidate Larry Braden will have a fundraiser at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, at the Florence Nature Park. Call 859-866-1744 to R.S.V.P. Submit items for Campaign Notes to, fax 283-7285 or call 578-1057. Also for the latest political news in Boone County, visit http://news.nky. com/booneblog.


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September 2011. Boone Circuit Judge Tony Frohlich set the trial date for Michael E. Moore Aug. 4 at the defense’s request during a pretrial hearing. A hearing on a motion to reduce bond is set for Sept. 9 before Frohlich. The 39-yearold Moore remained at the Boone County jail in lieu of a $250,000 cash bond. He is charged with two counts of murder, tampering with evidence, falsely reporting an incident and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Moore is accused of fatally shooting Warren and Madge Moore in their home on Indian Hill Drive in Union. Warren Moore is a former Union mayor and city commissioner. He was serving as Union’s city administrative officer when he died. Kentucky News Service


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Class makes trip of a lifetime The eighth-grade students at St. Paul School have just returned from a three-day trip to Washington, D.C. Thirty-five students and 27 parents and staff attended this fun-filled weekend adventure to the nation's capital. The trip was coordinated by school staff and arranged through a professional tour company. On the trip, the students were able to visit many of the special buildings, monuments, and memorials that make Washington, D.C., such a memorable city to visit. The trip began with a very early departure from school, then a plane ride to Baltimore-Washington Airport, and a short bus ride into the city. Students and adults hit the ground running, following a packed itinerary as their guide. They visited the Bureau of Printing and Engraving, U.S. Capitol, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Mount Vernon, and many of the Smithsonian Museums. Their trip also included daystops at the many memorials such as those honoring Lincoln, Jefferson and FDR. Additionally, the

group visited the World War II Memorial, the United States Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial), the Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Pentagon Memorial. Picture stops were made at the White House, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Washington Monument, Ford's Theatre, Petersen House and the Einstein Statue. A special stop was made for the students and parents at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The travelers were able to celebrate Saturday evening Mass at this magnificent church and then briefly tour the facilities and grounds. Highlights of the eighth-grade trip were tours of Arlington National Cemetery, Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), and a visit onboard the U.S.S. Barry (DD 933). At Arlington National Cemetery, the students and parents paid their respects to the many veterans and civil servants buried at this most solemn place. The group visited the John F. Kennedy gravesite, observing the eternal flame, the gravesites of JFK's brothers Robert and Edward Kennedy, Challenger Memorial, and observed the changing of the



Evening computer course offered

Eighth-graders at St. Paul School are shown in front of the U.S. Capitol during their three-day tour of Washington, D.C.

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Gateway Community and Technical College is offering a variety of non-credit computer courses designed to enable participants to learn or upgrade computer skills. All courses are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at the college’s Classroom and Training Building at the Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way, in Florence. Complete course descriptions and a registration form can be found on the Gateway website at www.gateway.kctcs. edu/Workforce_Solutions/Adult_E ducation/Computer_Training.aspx Courses, dates, costs and registration deadlines include Keyboarding, Sept. 13-22, $125, register by Sept. 6; Beginning

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guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Continuing at the top of the list, the students enjoyed the visit and tour at the Bureau of engraving and Printing. Here the tour group observed the detailed and secured process involved in making paper money for our country. They were stunned by the display of sheets of $10 bills totaling $1,000,000 located in the visitors' entrance. Rounding out the highlights for most of the students was the visit to the U. S. Navy Museum and tour of the U.S.S. Barry (DD 933). Onboard the U.S.S. Barry, the group had the opportunity to experience life on a naval vessel. The tour wound through many compartments of the ship, above and below decks, where the officers and sailors served during Vietnam War and the Cuban missile crisis. After three full days of sightseeing in Washington, D.C., the tour group arrived home very late Sunday night. Monday was a day of rest and reflection for the students, focusing on the many memories they have formed from their eighth-grade trip. Kimberly Brewer, a sixth-grade teacher at St. Paul School, has planned the eighth-grade trip for the past several years.

Microsoft Word 2007, Oct. 11-25, $125, register by Oct. 4; PowerPoint 2007, Nov. 8-10, $60, register by Nov. 1; and Microsoft Excel 2007 Complete, Jan. 10Feb. 2, 2011, $150; register by Jan. 4. Gateway plans additional courses in the spring, including Microsoft Access 2007, March 716, 2011, $125, register by March 1; Beginning Microsoft Word 2007, April 4-13, 2011, $125, register by March 28; and Microsoft Excel 2007 Complete, May 2-23, 2011, $150, register by April 25. For more information, contact Regina Schadler, 859-442-1170,

MANN HONOR ROLL Following is the fourth-quarter honor roll for Mann Elementary School.

Grade 4

Highest honors

Madeline Bloemer, Austin Brownell, Delaney Burke, Haley Charlesworth, Margaret Cook, Isabelle Crider, Willis Dickman, Olivia Forman, Emma Foster, Tatsuya Fukui, Christine Hadley, Conner Hadley, Julia Harrison, Lauren Hsu, Seth Hughes, Catherine Iracondo, Brooke Jacobs, Aidan Jordan, Mary Kirby, Kyle Klaber, Rachael Lappin, Samantha Lohner, Emily Mays, Madeleine McGinnis, Ryan McGriskin, Alexis Mendell, Hannah Merritt, Allison Moore, Melissa Mountjoy, Chika Oi, Gwyneth Robinson, Alison Shepard, Andrew Storer, Aubrey Wehry, Isabelle Wilson, Amanda Wright, Maxwell Wright, Weston Yorke.

Grade 5

Nicole Alderisio, Heidi Anderson, Yosuke Arai, Bryce Ashley, Kerri Austin, Grace Bank, Jarrod Beck, Aaron Bludworth, Cole Burch, Hayley Bush, Aubrey Claxton, Ian Coates, Brooklynn Collier, Maura Cox, Justin Crupper, Joshua Fahey, William Foster, Yuki Fukuda, Caitlin Grimes, Katelyn Hammes, Connor Haywood, Tristan Hoh, Haley Holbrook, David Holley, Benjamin Hunt, Rintaro Kai, Joellyn Ketron, Karah Knotts, Savannah Langsdale, Allison Laroy, Shane Lash, Cameron Miller, Clayton Oney, Sawyer Roberson, Zachary Smith, Joshua Snowden, Madison Sturdivant, Mariko Tanaka, Jacob Taylor, Maria Truitt, Jason Wang, Yagi Ryoma.

Grade 4


Brynn Barckholtz, Gillian Barnes, Logan Beagle, Benjamin Bloom, Brett Bolin, Juliana Breeze, Maxwell Brinkley, Aaron Brossart, Kambree Brown, Sarah Burleson, Sarah Butler, Tate Christopher, Sela Conley, Samantha

Duty, David Echeverria, Caleb Engstrom, Daniel Ferguson, Jeraan Fernando, Dylan Gaines, Susana Garcia, Alex Hamilton, Kaho Harada, Taylor Herald, Madalyn Herbert, Cullen Higgins, William Howes, Megan Hugenberg, Daniel Hunt, Brenden Lynch, Cameron McCabe, Emily McCracken, Madeline Morgan, Olivia Morrow, Alexander Neuhaus, Katelyn Nichols, Riya Nigudkar, Austin Nolan, Michael Ollier, Hannah Palaschak, Lucas Perricelli, Sarah Poe, Andrew Roe, Conner Ryle, Zachary Rytlewski, Tanner Schmidt, Nina Scudder, Griffin Senvisky, Elizabeth Shrout, Jacob Smith, Richard Tarvin, Braden Trischler, Allison Trostle, Joseph Truitt, Thuytien Truong, Sarah Vandenburg, Joel Vines, Emily Waggoner, Madison Wallace, Megan Webster, Lane Williams, Alana Willis, Kyana Wilson, Amber Wu, Benjamin Ziegelmeyer.

Grade 5

Allison Ast, Andrew Bailey, Seth Barber, Madison Barnes, Kayla Behne, Jacob Belanger, Braeden Bowles, Danielle Bradford, Bianca Calipo, Alison Cash, Nakhyun Chong , Elise Cripe, Samuel Cundiff, Fiona Daly, Noah Davis, Jacob Day, James Demetrakis, Olivia Demoisey, Hunter Fitzpatrick, Zachary Gale, Joshua Green, Chiaya Hara, Justin Jacobson, Sydney Johnson, Brendan Jordan, Madison Kleckner, Samantha Koehler, Danny Komjathy, Lauren Lawler, Anna Levine, Madison Lewis, Ellis Louden, Ronnie Marksberry, Samuel McAlpin, Matthew McCord, Alexandre Medard, Kyle Mince, Megan Mixon, Cassi Mowery, Ayaka Nakamura, George Nalbandian, Noah Nelson, Zachary Oak, Hirofumi Okuya, Alec Perricelli, Alexandra Plunkett, Hannah Poe, Joshua Puthoff, Cassidy Reinhart, Scarlett Rose, Chloe Ruark, Kylee Schaadt, Jonah Shields, Dara Smith, Hayley Sparks, Lauren Steed, Devin Thompson, Lillie Tucker, Bryce Ward, Nicholas Wiehoff, Ashley Williamson, Mackenzie Wren, Zachary Wriedt.

REUNIONS Simon Kenton High School Class of 1975 is holding its 35-year reunion, Saturday, Aug. 28, 8 p.m. to midnight at St. Cecila Church, Independence. The cost is $30

per person advance or $35 at the door for dinner, beer, soft drinks and music. For more information, please contact Dave Meenach at 859-356-6284.

Crowder, Szurlinski win law enforcement scholarships Brittany Renee Crowder and Heather Lynne Szurlinski, both of Florence, were among 25 recipients awarded Gerald F. Healy Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation scholarships for the fall 2010 semester. Crowder, the daughter of Jerry and Connie Crowder with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, and Szurlinski, daughter of Florence Police Department Chief Thomas Szurlinski, are students at Northern Kentucky University. Founded in 1999, The Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation’s original purpose was to build a memorial that would honor all Kentucky officers who have been killed in the line of duty. Once the monument was completed in 2000, the organization expanded its efforts to include a financial endowment program, which helps Kentucky peace officers and their families with educational, medical and emergency relief. In 2004, the foundation created this scholarship program to help law enforcement officers, telecommunicators and their fami-


Brittany Crowder, back center, received a $1,000 scholarship from the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation. She stands with KLEMF Executive Director Chuck Melville, right, her mother Connie Crowder, left, and father Jerry Crowder, who both work for the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. lies pay for college. It is restricted to law enforcement officers and telecommunication personnel (current, retired or disabled) and

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Florence Police Department Chief Thomas Szurlinski accepts the $1,000 Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial scholarship from KLEMF Executive Director Chuck Melville on behalf of his daughter, Heather Szurlinski. ty colleges and may also be used for attendance at recognized or certified vocational or trade schools.

Students do not have to major in law enforcement or criminal justice to be eligible for the scholarship.


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Student-built car racing at Florence Speedway By Justin B. Duke

An old car has some young origins.

Students at the Boone County Area Technical Center recently finished a 10month project of building a race car.

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Brian King, the school’s diesel technology instructor, found a 1984 Chevrolet Caprice at a junk yard. He took it to the school for a side project. He left the car there and students could work on it on Fridays after they’d finished their class work. “It was basically a carrot on a stick,” King said. Students would work hard to get their work done so they could work on the car, he said. It wasn’t long before the old car wasn’t recognizable. “Students stripped it to the frame,” King said. Having the car served as a way for students to use skills like geometry that they may not have been interested in while in a traditional classroom setting, he said. “They wanted to learn,” King said. As the car needed parts, students from the school’s different departments, like auto body and sheet metal, all pitched in. “We built everything we needed,” King said. The completion of the car came at a time when driver Randall Lee Dooley was in need of a car. Dooley started driving the car, and has been impressed. “The car is excellent,” Dooley said. Dooley has been racing the car at the Florence Speedway, and has had

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Other area volleyball teams By James Weber

Here is information on other local volleyball teams whose coaches submitted information to the Recorder: Boone County has a new head coach in Eric Hall, who is in his fourth year with the program. The Rebels were 1226 last year. Returning starters are Tasha Combs, Molly Myers, and Brooke Pendleton. Freshmen Sara Sutton, Stephanie Lambert, Sami Hare and Amanda Wallenfelsz are the top newcomers. “This season will be full of opportunities,” Hall said. “We have a very talented group of girls who are going to be competing for positions all year. We will be a little inexperienced this season but our effort and team leadership will leave you expecting the unexpected.” Holy Cross returns Becky Houston for her fifth year as head coach. HC was 13-13 last year and 34th District runner-up. Returning Sydney Sizemore, Taylor Ichinose, Lydia Doggett, Ali Doggett, Jayden Julian, and Megan Krumpelman. Julian, a high college prospect, is one of the top hitters in Northern Kentucky. Top newcomers look to be Abbey McKinnley-Tally and Georgia Childers. Houston is looking for a successful year out of her

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Bruce, Ryle golfers have high hopes The players on the Ryle High School girls’ golf team are trying to rejoin their male classmates in golfing prominence this season. The Raiders had a 9-3 record in dual matches and were second place in the conference tournament last year before finishing fifth at regionals. Second-year head coach Jeremy Thornton has a deep and experienced team to try to improve on those numbers. They are led by junior Alex Bruce, who is one of the top returning players in the Sixth Region and has a chance at the individual title, Thornton said. Last year, she won eight medalist titles in 12 matches. “She’s a top-three player in the region,” Thornton said. “She’ll put together an incredible year. She’ll help our team to the point where I think we’ll be in the top three overall.” Bruce won six tournaments this summer, including several on the 7-Up Junior Tour. She qualified for the tour finals in late July but missed that tourney to travel to the AAU national championships in Charlotte,

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Ryle junior golfer Alex Bruce is one of the top returning players in the Sixth Region. N.C., where she could show her skills to college scouts. She placed fourth overall at that event which had future college golfers and LPGA hopefuls on it, and she won the long drive contest. “I’ve been working hard,” she said. “I practice a lot. I’ve had to work on my confidence and be able to use it in a lot of tournaments.” “She’s very accurate but has great distance for a young lady,” Thornton said. “Her approach shots are very solid. Her passion for

veteran squad. Notre Dame is looking for its fourth straight Ninth Region title this year. Head coach Andrea Lanham led the team to a 31-9 record last year. Returning starters include Emily Schmahl, Shelby Reid, and Carley Jones. Top newcomers include Elly Ogle, Heidi Thelen, and Taylor Angel. Ogle and Thelen, both freshmen, played club ball together. Ogle, who played for Beechwood last year, looks to be the starting setter with Thelen starting in the middle. “We have a talented and experienced young team,” Lanham said. “We hope to improve and strengthen with each match. We have a very strong schedule competing against multiple nationally ranked teams at the (Louisville Invitational) and the Nike Tournament in Chicago, which will prepare us for postseason.” Villa Madonna returns three starters from last year’s 21-8 team that played in the All “A” Classic state tournament. Sandi Kitchen returns for her 16th year as head coach. Returning starters are seniors Hannah Knochelmann and Lauren Gieske, and junior Jasmine Beal. Beal is an athletic returning setter who makes the offense go, Kitchen said. Top newcomers are junior Alayna Simpson and sophomores Natalie Spicker and Paige Gieske. Kitchen said the team’s strength is hitting and that the passing is inexperienced.

the game and determination to play and make herself better, that can’t be taught. She’s out there every day hitting balls. She’ll go to the range at any time.” Bruce said older golfers have helped her a lot, including local returning seniors Angela Pugliano (Notre Dame) and KatieScarlett Skinner (Villa Madonna). Bruce is part of a deep Ryle team. Senior Hannah Springelmeyer also returns to the starting lineup, as do juniors Demi Collins and


Kate Rouse, and sophomore Morgan Clark. Eighth-grader Nadine Innes is a movein from California and should put up strong scores. “I’m excited about the season coming up,” Bruce said. “We have a new golfer who has a lot of potential and our returning girls have been doing a lot of practicing. We’re going to be good this season. We want to win conference and regionals and go to state this year. I think we have the ability to do it if we put our minds to it.”

Cooper returns five starters from last year’s boys’ golf team, which barely missed out on a berth in the state tournament. Cooper was 9-2 in dual matches last year. Returning starters are Adam Millson, Austin Molen, Brandon Houston, Collin Smith and Brad Jury. Top new contributors are Sammy Johnson and Cody Rose. Houston and Jury are the lone seniors. “After a bittersweet regional tournament where the Jaguars came up two strokes short of going to the state tournament, the team is experienced and seasoned to have a fantastic year and to be in the hunt for a regional title this year,” head coach Terry Trame said. “The team has grown up and matured together on the golf course.” Walton-Verona was 13-4 last year in boys’ golf and has played in the All “A” state tournament each of the last two years. The Bearcats were North Central conference champions the past two years. Fifth-year head coach Phil Amstutz has three returning starters in juniors David Lodestro and Dustin Cottrell, and freshman Zach McNeil. Top newcomers are juniors Ben Poland and Chase Knibbe,



and freshman Preston Knibbe. “We look to have an experienced team this season,” Amstutz said. “Our top seven could play any position on any day giving us the depth we need to compete against the ‘bigs’ at the regional in September. This team has a solid base, with lots of experience.” Covington Catholic is aiming for the regional title after finishing second to Ryle last year. Returning starters include three seniors in Joey Fredrick, Josh Moorman and Andrew Kendall. Junior Seattle Stein and sophomores Austin Beck and Alex Scanlon also return. Top newcomers are junior Adam Ditzel and freshmen Merik Berling and Brett Bauries. “2010 will represent the deepest CCH golf team in quite some time,” head coach Rob Schneeman said. “Our top five to six players have a lot of experience and have shown that they can consistently put up low numbers.” Along with these players, we have another five to six that would make most varsity teams in Northern Kentucky.” Schneeman said the depth should allow the players to practice more and be able to take matches off to be fresh for the postseason. Villa Madonna won the NKAC Division III championship last year. Head coach Ben Lonneman returns one starter from that team in junior Max Leneave. Top newcomers include junior Ben Kunkler, and sophomores Ray Moehlman, Matt Damon and Robbie Due.

Crusader VB reloads for new season By James Weber

While they lost two future college players to graduation, the St. Henry District High School volleyball team is reloading with a deep group of returning talent. “I think we’ve got a good core group and we’re really excited about the season,” head coach Maureen Kaiser


St. Henry senior Stephanie Gurren returns as starting setter.

said. “I have four seniors and four sophomores who are the core of the team. It’s a good mix of girls, a good front line and a good defensive group.” Kaiser enters the year with a 456-258 career record. She led the Crusaders to a 23-10 mark last year. They were district and conference champions. While Erin Fortner (Navy - Division I) and Cayla Flood (Wisconsin-Parkside D-II) are plying their wares at the high college level, Kaiser returns six experienced veterans. Senior Stephanie Gurren returns at the key setter spot, running the offense. She has committed to Georgetown College. Seniors Kelsey Zwick and Taryn Ward return as hitters, as do sophomore hitters Abbey Bessler and Rachel Fortner. The development of those sophomores will be a key to St. Henry’s success, Kaiser said. Senior Rachel D’Agnillo returns as the libero. Sophomores Cheyenne Tobler (middle hitter) and Abbey Scherrer (defensive specialist) are the top newcomers. “Defense is the key for us,” Kaiser said. “We need to pick up our blocking and

St. Henry senior Taryn Ward returns for the Crusaders. defense.” St. Henry scrimmaged Scott and Holy Cross last week and was pleased with the results. The Crusaders were set to start the season Aug. 11 against Villa Madonna. On


Thursday, Aug. 12, the Crusaders will host two-time defending state champion Louisville Mercy in a bestof-five match. St. Henry will also host state power Assumption Aug. 25 and Notre Dame Sept. 23.

Aug. 24 Freedom game to help strike out cancer When the Florence Freedom take on the Gateway Grizzlies Tuesday, Aug. 24, there will be more to watch than a baseball game. This special night of baseball will also honor cancer survivors and their families as the Freedom strive to “Strike Out Cancer.” Fans can arrive early and play catch on the field with a $5 donation and also

receive a pink bracelet. There will also be a silent auction and 50/50 tickets sold with chances to win big money and prizes during the game. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Freedom players and coaches will wear pink, purple and blue striped jerseys during the game that will be auctioned off and signed after the game ends.

Proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit I Have Wings and Ashley Thompson. Thompson is a former Freedom employee who has been battling cancer for more than two years. During the seventh inning, we will recognize those who have fallen to this terrible disease with a call down to cancer where cancer survivors can join

together on the field and be recognized. Several local companies have donated to this special night with a $250 donation that includes a 50 ticket donation to the families of cancer survivors. The following companies have made a $250 donation: Vintage Business Solutions, Wolfer Promotions, PuroClean Property Rescue,

ReMax, NorthKey, Aflac and All Vacuum. Waves Salon and Spa and Kate Gore with Symmetry Direct each made a $125 donation to those fighting cancer along with their families. Kelly Eisenberg donated 100 tickets. Chick-Fil-A and many season ticket holders donated tickets as well. If you or someone you know is a cancer survivor

and would like to attend this special event with their family, contact Elizabeth at for tickets. The Florence Freedom are members of the Independent Frontier League and play all home games at Champion Window Field in Florence, Kentucky. Visit or call 594-HITS (4487).


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The Christ United Methodist Church 2010 Youth Soccer League sign-ups are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 14, in the church lobby, 1440 Boone Aire Road, Florence. Registration deadline for the league is Aug. 22. No spots will be guaranteed after that date.

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regional title, and Henderson said they are motivated to finish higher this year. The Pandas had a strong first week of the 2010 season. At the Owen County tournament, the Pandas were third with a team score of 317 (top four players’ scores count), which Henderson said was the best team score in her two years. Sacred Heart and defending state champ Green County were the top two teams, with SHA finishing at 310. Henderson was thrilled the No. 5 player in her lineup shot 79. “We were up against the top teams in the state,” Henderson said. “The girls saw they can compete. They are very goal-oriented. Their No. 1 goal is to be competitive at state.” NDA hasn’t won the state title since 1983. Henderson said Green County will be tough to beat this year, but the Pandas will work to get up there. The team has three veteran seniors in Angela Pugliano, Kelsey Kennedy and Carly Metzger. Ali Cheesman shot 77 and 78 her first two tournaments. Sydney Swingos, Nicole Volpenhein, and Haley Berling are other returning players. Standout freshman Jill Edgington has a strong future, Henderson said. “Her length is incredible,” Henderson said. “She doesn’t let stress get to her. The next four years you’ll see a lot from her. The seniors have taken her under their wing.” The Pandas were set to host their own tournament Aug. 10, then will be part of the Villa Madonna tournament Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Kenton County courses.

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How much of a difference will Terrell Owens make for the Bengals, both on the field and off the field? “The Bengals will be in the media on the sports page and on the police blotter.” G.G. “If the Bengals can keep their players out of jail, he might make a huge difference in the team’s overall confidence and playing ability. However, I don’t care for any professional sport ... and don’t understand all the hype anyway.” Florence, KY “Off the field, Owens will bring lots of attention to Cincinnati and the Bengals. On the field, not so much. The Bengals have an inconsistent quarterback and an offensive line that is lacking in protecting the quarterback. Just read Palmer’s stats and the number of quarterback sacks in the last couple of years. I haven’t quite figured out how Terrell Owens will give us what we NEED. What a waste of money.” Susan Crowder, Burlington “It’s anybody’s guess. On one hand, he has some impressive seasons (2000-2002 with San Francisco and 2007-2008 with Dallas), but on the other hand, the ability of anyone to endure the rigors of professional football and continue to excel is limited. “Owens is only three years younger than Brett Favre, and his position (wide receiver) is probably more demanding in terms of stamina than Brett. For now, at least for a year or so, the team of Chad and Terrell will be a formidable challenge for the Bengals’ opponents.” Bill B. “Hard to tell this early, but since he has a reputation of speed, and with Ochocinco on the other

Next question With a new poll showing support sliding for Ohio’s smoking ban, and Kentucky counties considering a ban, how effective do you think such bans are? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. end of the line, the chances of more scoring might be greater for this season.” O.H.R. “While Terrell’s arrival was covered in a positive way and he behaved quite well, his past actions with multiple teams worries me. I hope he has matured and is now ready to be a team player instead of the prima donna we’ve seen too much of in the past. “My son and I have season tickets and plan to give him a real chance. We just hope he doesn’t give us any reason to boo him.” R.V. “I was not in favor of Terrell Owens becoming a Bengal. He certainly didn’t come here with even a hint of humility. I sure hope he proves worth it on the field and that he doesn’t prove to be a distraction in the locker room.” M.K.T. “I think he gives them a double threat which will be difficult to defend and should result in more offense. As for off the field, one can only hope he has matured and worked past his foolish past.” B.N. “With having Chad and TO the atmosphere will be lively to say the least. Defenders won’t be doing the double coverage on Chad, so our passing gain should be stellar.” C.A.S.

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Growth can’t stop the fair One of the definitions MerriamWebster’s online dictionary gives for “utopia” is “a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions.” Boone County calls its fair the “Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair.” John Walton, the fair board’s president, said utopia was the club formed by the extension service for people over age 19 who were interested in agriculture. He said Paul there were a of those McKibben number clubs throughout Reporter’s the state. 4-H is Notebook for ages 9-19. The utopia club is longer in existence but the name remains. Walton wasn’t sure if the fair’s current name was the original name. But what’s more important is what the fair provides to the community, especially one that is changing as fast as Boone County is. The fair is a lasting tradition here. The 78th fair concluded on Saturday. Boone County is no doubt a lot different than it was in 1932 when the first fair was conducted. It was much more rural, lacking interstate highways, shopping centers and other massive concrete structures. I’m sure life simply moved slower back then. The 1930 Census showed Boone County with a population of 9,595 people. An excerpt from “Campbell County, Kentucky, 200 Years, 1794-1994” that appeared in “The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky” said “the county fair as conceived in early Kentucky served a very useful purpose in that it encouraged friendly competition to develop among the participants. People wanted to see who could grow the best fruit, sew the prettiest dress, bake the tastiest pie or raise the cow that produced the most milk.” Despite the suburbanization of the county and its explosive population growth (a Census estimate showed the county with 118,576


Owen Heck, 4, of Hebron, tries out a tractor at the Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair. people in 2009), the fair has remained a fixture. There are still youth showing off farm animals and others trying to win ribbons with other exhibits. The crowds are still good. Republican Boone County clerk candidate Kenny Brown told me last week at the fair that he’s been attending it since he was a child. “I used to work all summer to save my money to come out here as a kid (and) blow it all week,” he said. Children have plenty to do at the fair with lots of rides, games and treats to eat. Businesses, community groups, politicians are all attracted to the fair. I was impressed with Christ Chapel’s booth. The Turfway Road church had a changing station for babies, including free diapers. They also handed out free bottles of water which was a welcomed refreshment with the heat. My wife and I used the booth to take care of our 8-month-old daughter who was attending her first fair. Our little girl seemed to really like two horses we met not

too long after we went through the admission gate. Four years ago, I wrote a review of fair food. My appetite wasn’t disappointed. I ate a ham sandwich from Johnson’s Country Hams in Union, peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream from Gethsemane, The United Methodist Church of Burlington, a roasted ear of corn from the Boone County Jaycees, a cinnamon doughnut from the Knights of Columbus and shaved ice (pina colada and strawberry flavors) from Hawaiian Sno. Rides are another fun attraction at the fair. This year, I saw children enjoying a large yellow slide, a pony ride and a carousel. I hope even as Boone County continues to grow, the fair continues. There might be fewer children showing farm animals. Perhaps new contests will have to be invented. But the camaraderie will stay. Some traditions are worth keeping. Boone County can’t outgrow the fair. Paul McKibben is a reporter for The Community Recorder. You can reach him at or by phone at 859-578-1057.

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Helping hands, helping others in Northern Kentucky. The support of our veterans and our troops was once again demonstrated through the generous donations of a local citizen and local business owners. Last year the Northern Kentucky Blue Star Mothers of America, Chapter 5, and the U.S. Marine Riders Association took part in “Wreaths Across America,” a program to lay wreaths at the graves of veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Virginia McKenney of Georgetown, Ky., saw the wreath on her husband’s grave and she came up with a way to help the cause. She made a patriotic quilt, donated it to the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 24 where she is a very active member and requested they use the quilt as a way to raise money for the Wreath Across America program. Virginia then called Blue Star Mothers of America’s Northern Kentucky Chapter 5 president Lorene Friedman of Florence and offered to sell chances on the quilt and donate the money to the Wreaths Across America project. She has made several hundred

dollars which will be donated to the wreaths project. Virginia was selling chances at the Grant County Fair last week when she was Peggy approached by Eubanks Mike and Joyce who said Community Caudill they were aware of Recorder the troop and vetguest eran support columnist efforts of Northern Kentucky’s Blue Star Mothers and had donated to them in the past. Mr. Caudill said they owned two businesses in Northern Kentucky, Time Auto Sales in Walton and Covington, and wanted to donate $2,000 from each business to the Wreaths Across America project. Virginia McKenney, Al Duncan, director of Williamstown North VA Cemetery, and Lorene Friedman met with Mike and Joyce Caudill at their place of business on Aug. 3. The Caudills presented them with two checks for $2,000 each to honor their pledge. Mr. Caudill also donated 600 Frisbees to Blue

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Star Mothers to be sent to our troops in harm’s way. We have recently been told that the troops like to use the Frisbees to help search out improvised explosive devices by skimming them close to the ground. Blue Star Mothers plan on using magic markers to add a greeting to each one before they are sent over. The Caudills then gave Lorene a promise that she would also be receiving 500 Matchbox cars to send to the troops. They can either play with them or give them to the local children to help promote our goodwill efforts. A gift is always more precious when you know that it comes from the heart of the giver. These Northern Kentucky citizens gave from the bottom of their hearts to a cause that honors those who gave the ultimate gift. Our servicemen and women sacrifice their lives for the freedoms each and every one of us enjoy every day. God bless America and all the wonderful people that support and honor our military … past, present and future. Peggy Eubanks of Lakeside Park is with the Northern Kentucky Chapter 5 of Blue Star Mothers of America Inc.


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Three-year-old Addison Biss of Union enjoys an ice cream cone to keep cool at the Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair.



Cooper cheerleaders Macartney Thesing, left, and Ashley Mitchell have been friends since second grade.

Warren Beeler of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture examines a lamb held by Petesburg resident Dale Mastin during the 4-H sheep show Aug. 2 at the Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair. Next to Mastin is Samantha Kunkel of Union.

Cheerleaders friends since second grade By Justin B. Duke

High school is a time when neighborhood friends can start to go different directions, but that is not the case for Cooper sophomores Macartney Thesing and Ashley Mitchell. Thesing and Mitchell have lived on the same street since second grade, and as they draw near the halfway point of high school, they’re as close as ever. Proximity has made staying friends easy, Thesing said. “We usually go to movies or swim and just hang out,” she said. Since they met, Thesing and Mitchell have always had the common bond of

The friendship goes beyond a common activity. cheerleading. At 9 years old, they both cheered for the Wolverines in the Boone County Pee Wee League. They’ve stuck together and now both cheer on the Cooper Jaguars. The friendship goes beyond a common activity. Thesing has been such a good friend because she is “able to talk when I need to,” Mitchell said. Knowing that college is just a few years away, Thesing and Mitchell aren’t worried that they will fall out of contact, but will remain strong friends. “For sure. Definitely,” Mitchell said.

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Burlington resident Hannah Gunckle holds a package of diapers inside Christ Chapel’s booth Aug. 3 at the Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair. The Erlanger church had a changing station for babies and gave away water. They also raffled off for free gas cards and backpacks with school supplies.


Jacob Williams, 3, of Burlington, is thrilled to be riding on a real pony at the Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair.


Stella Fitzer, 18, of Burlington, gets made up to look dead as part of a promotion for the Mayhem Mansion, a haunted house sponsored by the FOP at the Boone County Fair.


Conner Freeman of Burlington rides a pony ride Aug. 3 at the Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair.


Cole Abdon, 3, of Petersburg and Anna Scott, 14 months, of Belleview, play on the Kabota equipment while their mothers visited with each other at the Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair.


Randall Miller, Ashley Reinhardt and Pat Martz stand near The Mayhem Mansion Haunted Attractions booth Aug. 3 at the Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair. Mayhem Mansion is in Morning View.


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Emily Steidel of Petersburg and Chelsea Valentine of Verona stand next to some cages with pigs in them Aug. 3 at the Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair.

Burlington resident Cole Freeman rides the pony ride Aug. 3 at the Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair.


Gary Griesser of Burlington sings “The Star- Spangled Banner” Aug. 3 at the Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair.


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Walk and Wok at the Boone County Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Group walks at least a mile, visits farmers market to pick up produce, then cooks and eats lunch. Simple, healthy recipes shared. Ages 18 and up. $10. Registration required. 859-586-6101. Burlington.


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,. 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.


Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Bar Monet, 837 Willard St., Free. 859-491-2403. Covington/Mainstrasse.


The Blue Shivers, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Dollar Bill Tavern, 8074 U.S. 42, 859-746-3600; Florence.


Ingram Hill, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Doors open at 8 p.m. $13, $10 in advance. 859-431-2201; Newport. Jeffree Star, 6 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., With Blood on the Dance Floor and William Control. $14, $12 advance. 859-291-2233; Covington. Big Rock Club, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Barleycorn’sCold Spring, 1073 Industrial Road, The Warehouse. $3. 859-992-1192; Cold Spring.


Basile, 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $14. Dinner available. 859-957-2000; 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. Riding Shotgun, 8 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, Nunn Drive, Corbett Theater, Fine Arts Center, Building 9. Play by writer/director Greg Newberry about four high school buddies who had a pact that wherever they were in their lives 30 years after graduation, they’d reunite for a road trip to the Golden Gate Bridge. For mature audiences. $25-$35. Through Aug. 14. 859-572-5433; Highland Heights.


Children’s Flying Trapeze School, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Learn to fly circus-style. Must be in reasonable physical condition and able to hold your body weight while hanging from the bar. Dress: Wear stretchable comfortable clothing appropriate for hanging upside. Rain reschedules. Ages 6-12. Must be accompanied by adult. $7. Registration required. 513921-5454; Newport. Family Horseback Rides, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., First Farm Inn, 2510 Stevens Road, Learn to think like a horse, groom, saddle, mount and ride. Family friendly. $60-$65 per person. Reservations required. 859-586-0199. Petersburg.


Ladies Night, 5-10 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, Wine tasting with StoneBrook Winery, $5 for 6 tastes for all attendees. Ladies receive $1 off bottles of wine, 10 percent off cases of wine and 10 percent off art purchases. Includes music. Ages 21 and up. 859-261-5770; Newport.


Lewis & Clark and the Indian Country National Touring Exhibit, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, National traveling exhibit tells the story of the explorers’ historic 1804-1806 expedition from a different point of view-that of the Indians who lived along their route. Lewis & Clark crossed the traditional homelands of more than 50 Native American tribes. The exhibit examines this monumental 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.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 7:05 p.m. vs. Windy City Thunderbolts, Champion Window Field, 7950 Freedom Way, Fireworks after game. VIP includes wait service. Lawn available on game day only. Fans must show a lawn chair or blanket at time of purchase. $10-$12 VIP, $9, $7 lawn. Presented by Florence Freedom Professional Baseball. 859-594-4487; Florence. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 1 4


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.

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Shakespeare in the Park, 2 p.m., Boone Woods Park, Veterans Way and Ky. 18, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Part of summer tour. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. 859-3342117; Burlington.


Family Horseback Rides, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., First Farm Inn, $60-$65 per person. Reservations required. 859-586-0199. Petersburg.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. Windy City Thunderbolts, Champion Window Field, Post-game band, The Drysdales. $10$12 VIP, $9, $7 lawn. 859-594-4487; Florence. S U N D A Y, A U G . 1 5


Burlington Antique Show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, More than 200 vendors with antiques and vintage collectibles. Early buying, 6-8 a.m. with $5 admission. $3, free ages 12 and under. Presented by Burlington Antique Show. 513-922-6847; Burlington.


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.


Swan, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Dollar Bill Tavern, 8074 U.S. 42, Arena rock. 859-746-3600; Florence. The Cla-Zels, 8 p.m., York St. Cafe, 738 York St., Local, cohesive rock band. 859-2619675; Newport.

Yoga, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Bring mat. $25 per month. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665; Burlington.



Paul Thorn Band, 8-11 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. Musician, songwriter and a retired professional boxer. Part of WNKU 25th Anniversary Concert Series. $22, $18 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions Inc. 859-431-2201; Newport.

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.


Writers Group, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Join local writing enthusiasts. Share work, and get feedback. Ages 18 and up. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Burlington.


Noah Wotherspoon Band, 10 p.m., Mansion Hill Tavern, 502 Washington Ave., 859-5810100. Newport.


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.

Great Inland Seafood Festival, Noon-11 p.m., Festival Park Newport, Free. 513-4773320; Newport.


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


The Newport Aquarium’s Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery recently got weirder, with new animals added to the exhibit. The exhibit shows unusual animals in an up-close, personal way with new technology and an expanded gallery. Antenna burrfish, pictured, polka-dot batfish, spotted burrfish and spot-fin porcupinefish join the exhibit. The aquarium is open daily, with extended summer hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Sept. 4. Visit or call 859-261-7444.



Family Horseback Rides, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., First Farm Inn, $60-$65 per person. Reservations required. 859-586-0199. Petersburg.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. Windy City Thunderbolts, Champion Window Field, Trading Card Giveaway. Family Fun Sunday: Autographs, running the bases and a pre-game parade for kids. $10-$12 VIP, $9, $7 lawn. 859-594-4487; Florence.

Family Horseback Rides, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., First Farm Inn, $60-$65 per person. Reservations required. 859-586-0199. Petersburg. Golf Outing, 9 a.m., Traditions Golf Club, 2035 Williams Road, Includes 18 holes with cart, lunch, dinner and drink tickets. $125. Registration required. Presented by Cock & Bull English Pub. 859-581-4253; Hebron. T U E S D A Y, A U G . 1 7


Resumes that Stand Out, 7 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Margaret Plowdrey from Impact Marketing and Communications shows how to showcase accomplishments and get resume noticed. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Union.


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.

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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.

EXERCISE CLASSES Yoga, 6 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, All skill levels. With Karen Landrum. Basic/beginner yoga practice offers holistic approach to maintaining healthy weight with increased flexibility, more stamina and lean muscle. Bring yoga mat and small hand-held or wrist weights. $25 per month. 859-3422665. Union.


Open Mic Night, 6-8 p.m., Willis Music Store Performance Hall, 7567 Mall Road, All genres welcome. Free. Presented by Willis Music. 859-525-6050. Florence. Karaoke, 7-11 p.m., Papa’s Pub, 290 Main St., Beer Garden. 859-371-5567. Florence. Kick’n Karaoke, 9 p.m.-midnight, Dollar Bill Tavern, 8074 U.S. 42, 859-746-3600; Florence.

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.



Chess Club, 7 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Chess players of all ages and levels are invited to play. Free.859-3422665; Florence.


Stand Ups for the Troops Comedy Show, 8-10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Comedy show featuring nationally known comedians, Rene Bray and Johnny Mac. Benefits Lawyers for Warriors, Inc., which provides pro bono legal services to deployed troops. $10-$15. 407-2865199; Newport.


Mommy & Me Time, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Star Lanes on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Unlimited bowling, shoe rental and soft drinks. Includes cheese pizza, popcorn, cartoons and movies on lane screens. $15 per child with same day purchase, $10 advance. 859-6257250; Newport. Family Horseback Rides, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., First Farm Inn, $60-$65 per person. Reservations required. 859-586-0199. Petersburg.


Fox and Hound 5K, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Purple People Bridge, Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati; Third Street, Newport, Registration 6 p.m. 5K run/walk. Starts in Newport, crosses into Cincinnati via Purple People Bridge, heads north to Friendship Park, turns around and heads back to Newport. After party at Bulldog’s Roadhouse (1 Levee Way), and starts the minute the 5K begins. Benefits United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati. $30 includes T-shirt, after party and chip timing; $18 after party only. Registration required. 859-655-7700; Newport.

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY Community Connections, 6:30-8 p.m., Vineyard Christian Church, 7101 Pleasant Valley Road, Includes meal. Crafts, face painting and more for children. Hand massages, nail painting, help with resumes and more for adults. Free. 859-689-0777, ext. 112. Florence.


Take Charge of Your Health, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Burlington Pharmacy Healthcare, 5555 North Bend Road, Information on staying healthy with local health experts and staff. $10. 859586-5700; Burlington.



The Showboat Majestic presents “The Nerd,” the story of hopeless “nerd” Rick, through Aug. 22. Location is the Majestic at the Public Landing below the Mehring Way. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays, with an additional show at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15. Tickets are $17 and $16 for students and seniors. Purchase at or call 513-241-6550. Pictured are: Jeff Hartman (Waldgrave), Laura Holland (Clelia) and Christ Stewart (Rick Steadman, “The Nerd”), and Nicholas Holland (Thor).

Top Cats, 7 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Program by Cincinnati Cat Club covers grooming and general cat care. Learn tips and techniques from experts and see some show cats, including a Manx, Siamese and Norwegian Forest Cat. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Florence.


Family Horseback Rides, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., First Farm Inn, $60-$65 per person. Reservations required. 859-586-0199. Petersburg.


Venus Williams, pictured, will be one tennis star scheduled to compete at the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters & Women’s Open through Sunday, Aug. 22, at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, 5460 Courseview Drive, Mason. Women’s competition is through Sunday, Aug. 15, with men’s competition beginning with a main draw at 7 p.m. For tickets, visit


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There are friends and then there’s a friend

The word friend can be a catch-all word. Some people boast about their Facebook friends, “I have 75 friends.” Others reply, “Oh, I have 125,250, or 410, on mine!” High numbers make us feel popular and wanted. In his talks on friendships, priest psychologist Henri Nouwen made some helpful distinctions. He said there are five categories of people we call friends. The categories move from an outermost circle (where intimacy is weak) to an inner circle (where the intimacy factor is strongest). The criterion for determining these five levels of friendship is the degree and quality of mutual self-disclosure involved. Acquaintances are the outer category people. We only know each other superficially. They may be a teacher; other parents we meet at field-side watching our kids play soccer; someone in our yoga class or that we met on the Internet; a down-thestreet neighbor, etc. The topics with acquaintances are the weather, sports, newspaper items,

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school issues, life generalities, etc. There’s familiarity but no depth of communication. If we never see them again it doesn’t

matter. Colleagues. These are the people with whom we work, volunteer, or meet while doing a project. When I taught high-school I was one of 71 teachers. We were friendly, joked, ate lunch together and chatted in the staff room. Our topics were usually school issues, certain students, athletics, gripes about the administration or parents, or a good movie we’ve seen. At times there was a little more conversation into family or personal issues than with acquaintances, but not much. Relatives. These “friends” are the assorted group of our grandparents, aunts and uncles, marriage in-laws, cousins, etc.

In his talks on friendships, priest psychologist Henri Nouwen made some helpful distinctions. He said there are five categories of people we call friends. We may see them often or then again only at weddings, funerals, holidays and reunions. But we have a history together and more knowledge about each other. We may exchange minor confidences or problems such as how Uncle Brad was involved in some kind of shady business deal; Pam is coping with being bipolar; and Kimberly had a brief but passionate affair with a married man. But being a relative does not mean we necessarily choose them as deeper intimates. Family and friends. These are the people with whom we spend a great deal of our time and carry fondly in our hearts – parents, siblings, spouse, children, lifelong friends, etc. They know us better than anyone. There is a deeper feeling of affection, mutual support, and trust. If

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we lose one of them in death we grieve profoundly. Family members share a lot with each other, but not everything. A psychologically healthy person has his or her own boundaries, inner life, secrets and individuality. These components of intimacy are shared only with someone of our own choice, and it is usually someone who is not a blood relative. Intimate friends. This

is the innermost circle of human friendship. It is usually our spouse or closest friend. Such a friendship is extremely difficult to develop, and sadly, is even lacking in some marriages. Recent studies indicate that compared to similar polls in the 1980s, there are fewer people today who believe they have a first-circle intimate friend. It requires mutual trust, in-depth and honest communication, and time. Our Facebook count may give us the impression that we have a thousand friends. But it’s unlikely that this most intimate-type friend is just one of the crowd. This most significant cat-

egory is not achieved if our communication is chiefly through e-mail or texting. A crucial element is missing – presence. Such a friend is a unique treasure and requires much openness and communication. I have remembered for years the wise words of a college teacher of mine about this truest kind of friend: “If in your lifetime, you have one, or two, such persons in your life, consider yourself fortunate.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Drink to your health … and for your health protects joints, for both kids and adults. T h a t ’s why today I’m sharing recipes for good Rita hydration. Heikenfeld It’s that Rita’s kitchen important. And be sure and check on older folks, too. They can become dehydrated without realizing it.

The temperature on our thermometer registered 103.2 this afternoon. And in the house, it wasn’t much cooler since I had been making elderberry jelly and berry jams with my sister, Edith and neighbor, Sandy. But it made me think about kids and adults who are outdoors and involved in sports. Proper hydration is so important to good health and optimum performance. What I worry most about kids in this weather is that I know it takes longer for a child’s body to adjust to heat and humidity than does an adult’s, so we may not recognize when a child is in trouble, hydration wise. Kids produce more body heat and don’t sweat as much as we do at the same exertion level, so in hot weather, a young athlete is at increased risk for dehydration. And remember, water works as a shock absorber in the body, so being hydrated

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From my co-authored book “The Official Snack Guide For Beleaguered Sports Parents.” Check out colleague Dawn Weatherwax Fall’s website for more information on hydration and keeping your athlete healthy. To dilute a powdered juice drink, or juice from concen-

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How about this on a blistering hot day? Reader Tom Ohmer has been looking for a recipe. When I called McDonald’s, I got a long list of ingredients. It started out with normal items like water, cream, sugar, milk, coffee extract, Dutch cocoa, etc. Then it got dicey with words only a chemist could understand. Years ago in cooking school, we made a base for fun drinks and it is similar to recipes I found for this drink. So here’s my take on it.

Mix together: 1

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Car show benefits cancer research The Fort Thomas Corvette Club will sponsor the 10th annual Cancer Research Benefit Car Show at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Hofbräuhaus in Newport. The proceeds from the car show will support cancer research at Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory in Newport. The Fort Thomas Corvette Club is sponsored by Kerry Chevrolet. The Cancer Research Benefit Car Show will feature trophies and awards presented to the Top 50 registered cars in addition to the Best in Show and Wood Hudson Award. Registration is $20. Club

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Yesterday at the Radisson, hundreds lined up to cash antiques, collectibles, gold and jewelry in at the Roadshow. The free event is in Covington all week buying gold, silver antiques and collectibles.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces and in less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $712.37.â&#x20AC;? One visitor I spoke with yesterday said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces and in less than ÂżIWHHQ PLQXWHV , OHIW ZLWK D FKHFN IRU $712.37. That stuff has been in my jewelry box and dresser for at least 20 years.â&#x20AC;? Another gentlemen brought an old Fender guitar his father bought

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Prevention Pays women’s cancer screening program has scheduled an additional date for screening in Florence. It will be 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 13, at the Boone County Health Center, 7505 Burlington Pike, Florence. During the screening event, eligible women between the ages of 40 and 64 will be able to have an annual exam including a pap smear, pelvic exam and clinical breast exam performed by a nurse practitioner, as well as receive a mammogram in a mobile mammography unit from St. Elizabeth Medical Healthcare, which will be parked outside the health center. The screening is sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Women’s Cancer Coalition. To be eligible for the screening, women must be between the ages of 40 and 64, have an income below 250 percent of the federal poverty guidelines (currently $27,075 annually for a single-person household and $55,125 annually for a four-person household), and not be enrolled in a private health insurance plan, Medicare or Medicaid. Appointments are required, and women are asked to schedule their appointment in advance by calling the health center at 859-363-2060.



Looking for a new pet? The Boone County Animal Shelter has plenty to choose from, including Barney, a male bassett. His ID number is D 10-2212. Adoption fees for cats or kittens are $90. Fees for adopting a dog or puppy are $120. Call 586-5285. Below: Tosha, an English shepherd, is a spayed female. The 4-year-old’s ID number is D 10-2382.

The Catholic Diocese of Covington is sponsoring a pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, Spain, for youth and young adults, ages 16 to 30 and older. Priests from the diocese will also participate. Local young people will have the opportunity to grow in their faith and experience the universality of the Catholic Church with Pope Benedict XVI and hundreds of thousands of fellow

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PRESBYTERIAN Trinity Presbyterian Church of NKY (PCA)

Sunday Worship: Traditional 8:00 & 11:00am Contemporary 9:00am Sunday School 9:50am Contemplative 5:30pm

Sunday Worship 10:00 A.M. Sunday School for all ages 9:00A.M. We meet at the Creation Museum Exit 11, I-275, follow the signs to The Creation Museum Pastor Chuck Hickey 859-486-2923 Trinity Presbyterian is not affiliated with Answers in Genesis or the Creation Museum


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As children return to school, meet new people and start new friendships, electronic media may play a big role in their social lives. Social networks on the Internet along with new technology that links Internet and cell phone services are becoming increasingly popular. As access becomes more readily available, parental

supervision becomes more important than ever. The development of computer skills and media literacy are critical in today’s cyber environment, however, some risks do exist. Exposure to inappropriate materials, requests from strangers for face-to-face meetings, and harassment are a few risks you want your child to know about and avoid. A watchful parent provides the best protection. If you are a parent, be familiar with the online world yourself and know what kinds of information your child can access. Talk with children about their online experiences and show an interest in their online friends. Pay attention to what your child is doing but try to balance supervision with his or her legitimate desire for privacy. Encourage your child to use protective features on social networking sites so they can control who has access to their personal


information. Notes Caution Diane a g a i n s t releasing Mason pictures, passwords, home address and other personal information to strangers online. Encourage them to talk with you about anything or anyone that makes them uncomfortable. Be sure your child asks your permission before arranging a face-to-face meeting with anyone they have met online. Talk with your children about cyber-bullying. Let them know it is not OK to do. Also, let them know that if it happens to them they need to talk with you about it. By keeping the lines of communication open with your child, you can promote safe, fun and positive experiences for your cybersavvy youngster. Diane Mason is county extension agent for family and consumer sciences at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service.


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in a public place at 8128 Diane Drive, July 18. Alison M. Coyle, 28, shoplifting at Meijer Drive, July 17. Paul A. Hakk Sr., 42, possession of marijuana, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 1895 Palladian Drive, July 18. Nicholas M. Ginther, 23, tampering with physical evidence at 7809 U.S. 42, May 27. Rhonda M. Tucker, 26, shoplifting at 5000 Mall Road, May 25.


Stephen L. Wyler, 23, theft at Spiral Drive, May 27. Mallorie L. Galarza, 24, possession controlled substance, drug paraphernalia at 7690 Burlington Pike, May 30. Kalub J. Mills, 23, failure to wear seat belts, giving officer false name or address, theft of identity of another without consent at Mount Zion Road/Berberich Road, May 21. Cynthia N. Hauger, 25, possession controlled substance, prescription not in proper container at I-75, May 23. Andrew D. Bray, 28, criminal possession of forged instrument at 3020 Conrad Lane, May 25. Tamara N. German, 21, theft at 635 Chestnut Drive, May 25. Sean T. Fertick, 21, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 9127 Preakness Drive, July 11. Brandon T. York, 22, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 9015 Preakness Drive, July 11. Christina Thompson, 41, shoplifting at 61 Spiral Drive, July 11. Nicholas L. Cavins, 26, shoplifting at 7747 Mall Road, July 12. Pamela J. Ragan, 51, second-degree robbery, second-degree wanton endangerment at 61 Spiral Drive, July 12. Douglas M. Hodge, 32, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument at 7840 Mall Road, July 12. Suanne M. Meyer, 64, DUI at Dixie Hwy. and Turfway Road, July 13. Chasity N. Vaughn, 30, unlawful transaction with minor, shoplifting at 61 Spiral Drive, July 14. Donna M. Lavertue, 45, DUI at Pleasant Valley Road, July 14. Jason R. Yorn, 31, alcohol intoxication

Subject, who assaulted loss prevention, caught attempting to steal merchandise from Kohl’s at 61 Spiral Drive, July 12.


Incidents/investigations Assault Burglary

Drug equipment seized at 1846 Stahl Road, May 23.

Victim assaulted by known subject at Wetherington Blvd., May 25. Residence broken into and items taken at 1180 Tamarack Circle, June 28. Burglary reported at 140 Lloyd Ave., June 18. Computer equipment stolen at 918 Friars Lane, May 22. Firearms stolen at 1798 Stahl Road, May 23.

Criminal mischief

Automobiles damaged and other property stolen at 61 Spiral Drive, June 19. Other property stolen and automobiles damaged at 10 Deer Haven Court, May 24. Other property damaged at Lebanon Crittenden Road, May 24.

Criminal possession of a forged instrument

Subject found to be in possession of counterfeit money at 7840 Mall Road, July 12. Subject found to be in possession of counterfeit money at 6619 Dixie Hwy., July 12. Negotiable instruments counterfeited or forged; money stolen at 7816 U.S. 42, June 16.

Drug paraphernalia

Fraudulent use of a credit card

Victim’s credit card stolen and used by unknown subject at 1035 Vandercar Way, June 15. Victim’s credit card stolen and used by unknown subject at 6909 Dixie Hwy., July 13. Consumable goods stolen at 8427 Stratford Court, June 1. Computer equipment stolen at 5796 Constitution Drive, May 25.

Identity theft

Other property stolen at 11 Patricia St., June 16.


Adult victim kidnapped by subject at Dollar General at 7888 Connector Drive, July 7.

Possession controlled substance Drugs and drug equipment seized at 7690 Burlington Pike, May 30.

Purse snatching

Victim’s purse stolen at 4990 Houston Road, May 27.

Recovery of stolen property

Automobiles stolen at 1320 Tamarack


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 police department: Boone County Sheriff Mike Helmig at 334-2175; Florence Police Chief Tom Szurlinski at 647-5420.


Negotiable instruments counterfeited or forged at 2006 Petersburg Road, May 24.

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Subject caught attempting to steal merchandise from Kohl’s at 61 Spiral Drive, July 11. Subject tried to steal merchandise from Kroger at 7747 Mall Road, July 12. Subject tried to take merchandise from Meijer at 4990 Meijer Drive, July 17.

Tampering with physical evidence

Subject tried to destroy narcotic evidence in police case at 7809 U.S. 42, May 27.


Money stolen from victim at 7958 U.S. 42, July 9. Other property stolen and automobiles damaged at Catawba Lane, June 16. Equipment stolen at 8165 Mall Road, June 17. Money stolen at 8040 Burlington Pike, June 18. Other property and money stolen at 8200 Ewing Blvd., June 18. Other property stolen at 7673 Burlington Pike, June 19. Clothes stolen at 61 Spiral Drive, May 27. Other property stolen at 1973 International Way, May 17. Other property stolen at 3007 Limaburg Road, May 22. Farm equipment stolen at 5715 Petersburg Road, May 22. Computer equipment, other property and tools stolen at Petersburg Road, May 22. Credit or debit cards stolen at 401 Poinsettia Court, May 24. Money stolen at 2085 Litton Lane, May 24.

Money stolen at 7 Fairview Court, May 24. Equipment stolen at 1102 Aviation Blvd., May 25. Consumable goods stolen at 635 Chestnut Drive, May 25. Tools, computer equipment and merchandise stolen at 552 Winchester Drive, May 26. Nonnegotiable instruments and credit or debit cards stolen at 4990 Houston Road, May 4.

Theft from auto

Vehicle broken into and items taken at 37 Rio Grande Circle, July 11. Vehicle broken into and items taken at

6761 Parkland Place, July 7. Vehicle stolen at 7658 Catawba Lane, July 10.

Theft of identity

Other property stolen at Mount Zion Road, May 21. Other property stolen at Catawba Lane, May 21.

Trafficking controlled substance Drugs and drug equipment seized at Belleview Road, May 14.

Unlawful transaction with a minor

Adult and minor found in possession of stolen clothes at 61 Spiral Drive, July 14.

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DEATHS Jon A. Austin

Jon Albert Austin, 50, Butler, died Aug. 6, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Survivors include his wife, Linda Johnson of Butler; daughters, Michelle Reynolds, Beth Austin and Amanda Austin, all of Butler; son, Thomas Howard Jr. of Florida; brothers, Jay Austin of Union and Jef Austin of Russell Springs, Ky.; sister, Joy Franklin of Russell Springs, Ky., and six grandchildren. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Julia Agnes Burks

Julia Agnes Farris Shields Burks, 78, Walton, died Aug. 5, 2010, at Woodcrest Manor, Florence She was a homemaker and member of First Church of Christ in Burlington. Her husbands, Floyd Shields Jr. and Charles Burks, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Pamela Osborne and Cynthia Holder, both of Florence; son, Jeffrey Shields of Verona; stepdaughter, Judy Short of Allen; brother, John Farris of Stillwell, Kan.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort

Mitchell, KY 41017; or Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Dwayne Collins

Dwayne Collins, 44, Latonia, died July 28, 2010, at Tender Mercies, Cincinnati. He was a warehouseman for several factory warehouses and a former Christian missionary who aided in construction in Haiti. Survivors include his mother, Rhoda Collins of Latonia; brother, Denver Collins of Florence and sister, Pamela Ross-Domingo of Latonia. No public services. Miller-Busse & Borgmann Funeral Home, Clifton, is handling arrangements.

James E. Duncan Jr.

James E. Duncan Jr., 25, Independence, died Aug. 1, 2010, in an automobile accident. He was a laborer for Branstutter Concrete. Survivors include his daughter, Stevi Riley of Crittenden; son, Hunter Duncan of Crittenden; parents, James Sr. and Pearl Duncan of Independence; brother, Andrew Duncan of Independence; grandfathers, Franklin Branstutter of Independence, Robert Albers of Union and Herbert Duncan of Bromley. Burial was in Hopeful Lutheran Church Cemetery, Hebron.


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Jeffery Glass

Jeffery Glass, 57, Florence, died July 30, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a heavy equipment operator for G.R. Trumble Construction Co. in Florence. Survivors include his wife, Alice Glass; sons, Christopher Wolfe of Burlington and Tate Glass of Florence; daughter, Amber Glass of Florence; mother, Helen Glass of Independence; sisters, Glenna Eggleston and Lora Glass, both of Independence; brothers, Chris Glass of Independence and Sam Glass of Villa Hills and two grandchildren.

He was a supervisor for General Motors, a football coach and coach for 40 years with District 28 Knothole. His first wife, Dorothy Hodge, died in 2000 and second wife, Gayle Warner Hodge, died in 2009. Survivors include his sons, Jay Hodge of Louisville, Kevin Hodge of Fort Mitchell; daughters, Donna Thornton of Independence, Helen Hesketh of Batavia, Denise Hodge of Florence and Tracie Hotopp of Indianapolis; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright.

Leo Paul Hamel

Virginia Justice

Leo Paul Hamel, 92, Florence, died July 26, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a plant foreman for Grefco in Florence and a World War II Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Lenora Hamel; daughters, Loretta and Susan Hamel of Erlanger; brothers, George Hamel of Berlin, N.H., Tony Hamel of San Jose, Calif.; sister, Dorothy Robarts, of Wolfeboro, N.H.; one grandson; one great-granddaughter and two step great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at a later date. The body was cremated. Stith Funeral Home, Florence, handled arrangements.

Jerry Hodge

Jerry Hodge, 72, Covington, died Aug. 1, 2010, at his home.

Virginia Justice, 79, Florence, died July 29, 2010, at her home. She worked for the human resources department at Sears, was a volunteer St. Luke West and St. Elizabeth Florence, American Cancer Society and the American Red Cross. Her husband, Fleming M. Justice, died previously. Survivors include her son, Steven Justice of Oakland, Calif.; sister, Frances Prigge of Crittenden and brother, Everett Stevens of Amarillo, Texas. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger Memorials: Lakeside Christian Church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, Lakeside Park, KY 41017; American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 or Hospice of the Bluegrass of Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

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Celine Marie Luebbe

Celine Marie Lindeman Luebbe, 78, Walton, died Aug. 3, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was the owner of Oakcreek Campground, also known as Safari Campground, in Walton and a member of All Saints Parish in Walton, Ludlow Senior Citizens Club and Grandmothers’ Club. Her husband, Ed Luebbe, died in 1992. Survivors include her daughters, Sharon McDonald of Walton, Shauna Fruggiero and Lori Power, both of Jensen Beach, Fla.; sons, Ed Luebbe of Fort Mitchell, Larry Luebbe of Florence, and Tom Luebbe of Walton; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Verona. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Donald R. Rickards Sr.

Donald Roland Rickards Sr., 81, Florence, died Aug. 3, 2010, at Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport. He was a missionary, pastor and professor, retiring as president of Nashville Bible College. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Lucille Sanders Rickards; daughters, Valerie Easton of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Linda Brown of Boise, Idaho; sons, Don Rickards Jr. of Florence and Dale Rickards of Temecula, Calif.; sister, Dottie Wagner of Ormond Beach, Fla.; brother, Harry Rickards Jr. of Wilmington, Del.; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorials: Arab World Ministries/Pioneers International, 10123 William Carey Drive, Orlando, FL 32832.

Frazier C. Moses, 91, Florence, died July 30, 2010, at Villaspring of Erlanger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center. He was a dispatcher for Cincinnati Milacron and member of Cornerstone Church of God, Erlanger. His wife, Rena Moses, died previously. Survivors his daughter, Ina Keairns of Erlanger; stepsons, Ron Gilbert of Erlanger and Don Gilbert of Columbus, Ohio; brother, Donald Moses of Walton; 10 grandchildren; 17 greatgrandchildren and five great-greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: Cornerstone Church of God, 3413 Hillcrest Drive, Erlanger, KY 41018.

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Darlene Sylvester, 55, Covington, died Aug. 2, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Survivors include her brothers, Carl Mullins Jr. of Amelia and Jim Mullins of Withamsville; sisters, Gail Ross of Burlington and Linda Turner of Las Vegas, Nev.

Robert C. Oser Sr., 85, Villa Hills, died July 31, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a credit manager for Cincinnati Bell, a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, member of Lakeside Christian Church, Scottish RiteValley of Covington; and Masonic Lodge F&AM. His daughter, Susan Oser, died in 2009. Survivors include his wife, Elsie Oser; sons, Robert Oser Jr. of Harrison and Jonathan Oser of Fresno, Calif.; daughters, Donna Cracraft of Florence and Jennifer Amyx of Liberty Township; nine grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown. Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, Ludlow, is handling arrangements. Memorials: Lakeside Christian Church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, Lakeside Park, KY 41017.

Ralph Edward Piper

Ralph Edward Piper, 71, Florence, died Aug. 1, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was vice president of sales for Cincinnati Container and member of Florence Baptist Temple. Survivors include his wife, Fran Piper; sons, Tod Piper of Charleston, S.C., Dana Piper of Walton and Frank Piper of Burlington; sister, Barbara Smith of Florence; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. No public services. Stith Funeral Home, Florence, is handling arrangements. Memorials: In Memory of Ralph Piper c/o any Fifth Third Bank; or

Dorothy Stanley, 86, Florence, a homemaker, died Aug. 4, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. Her husband, Warren Lawrence Stanley, and son, David Lawrence Stanley, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Karen Hahn of Florence; brothers, Richard and Walter Griffin, both of New Albany, Ind.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

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Thomas J. Wagers

Thomas James Wagers, 43, Covington, died Aug. 3, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Covington. He was a selfemployed contractor. Survivors include his wife, Lisa Rawls Wagers; two daughters, Ashley Wagers of Covington and Amanda Davidson of Florence; a stepson, A. J. Webster of Alexandria; a stepdaughter, Nicole Webster of Alexandria; his mother, Emma Gregory Wagers of Covington; a sister, Tammy Boles of Independence; and two brothers, Michael Dwayne Wagers of Crescent Springs and Brian Wagers of Covington. Memorials: Thomas Wagers Memorial Fund, c/o Middendorf Funeral Home, 3312 Madison Pike, Ft. Wright, KY 41017.

Lillian White

Lillian “Fay” White, 74, Burlington, died Aug. 5, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and member of Florence United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Earl White; son, Rick White of Florence; daughters, Tammy Burns and Jodi King of Florence; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorials: Florence United Methodist Church, 8585 Old Toll Road, Florence, KY 41042.

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RoseAnn Yelton, 80, Butler, a homemaker, died Aug. 1, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Her husband, Julius Ivan Yelton, died previously. Survivors include her son, David Yelton of Walton; daughters, Marcia Siebel of Cincinnati and Patty Evans of Kenton; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Pendleton County. Memorials: River Valley Nursing Home, 305 Taylor St., Butler, KY 41006.


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