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After hearing residents didn’t want an increase in their property tax rates, Florence leaders had to look at their options. Because the city collects both property taxes and part of the city’s contribution to the state hazardous pay employees’ pension fund, the city has some room to work. “There is a way to look at it from a different perspective,” said Mayor Diane Whalen. Whalen proposed raising the property tax rates and reducing the pension fund rates equally so that residents’ tax responsibilities would stay the same. Whalen stressed this would be tax rate and revenue neutral. This would raise real property rates to $1.82 per $1,000 of assessed value, as opposed to $1.74 per $1,000 last year. The pension fund contribution would drop to 64 cents per $1,000 from 72 cents per $1,000. The overall tax rate would stay the same at $2.46 per $1,000. Personal property rates would jump to $3.72 per $1,000 from $3.64 – causing a total rate of $4.36 per $1,000 when paired with the pension fund contribution. “Every tax bill to every resident will be based on the same tax rates as last year,” Whalen said. Making the switch allows the city to have a higher base number from which they can determine whether there will be increases next year, said Finance Director Linda Chapman. If Florence didn’t raise real and personal property rates this year, the city misses out on the potential of $4 million in revenue over the next eight years if council raised rates as much as possible every year. If council doesn’t raise rates this year, the potential for future collections decreases because the starting tax base is lower next year. This move allows future councils the opportunity to continue collecting that revenue, but doesn’t automatically mean rates will be raised in the future, Whalen said. “This will hopefully protect the long-term stability of the city,” she said. The proposed rates were put on the agenda for the Sept. 7 council meeting with a 4-2 vote, with Mike Apgar and Kelly Huff providing the dissenting votes. “Make no mistake, we are putting a tax increase forward,” Apgar said. By increasing the base for future tax rates, this allows for a cumulative rate increase in the future, Apgar said “This concept of a ‘tax neutral’ is nothing new,” he said. Apgar mentioned the 2008 county parks tax ballot measure that was soundly defeated. “It went down in flames,” Apgar said. If Florence’s tax rate switch was put on the ballot, it would have similar results, he said. This maneuver is set to help keep the city on a plan that was designed to keep the city funded through 2018, but didn’t account for a recession in the middle of it, Apgar said. “I recognize looking into the future, but a lot of people are worried about today,” he said. Before tax rates are passed, they will be voted on in two readings – scheduled for Sept. 7 and Sept. 14.


Great day for a parade

Grand marshals Tom and Marian Swartz celebrate 55 years of business on Main Street in the Florence Labor Day parade Sunday. They are owners of Tom’s Papa Dino’s Pizza. Theme of the parade was “Florence Celebrates the World Equestrian Games.”

Fire station site undecided By Justin B. Duke

The location of a new fire station is causing a heated debate. Florence Fire Chief Marc Muench presented his plans for a new fire station to City Council. Muench would like to put a new station on Woodspoint Drive where the city already owns property. This station would replace the Main Street station, which is staffed by volunteers. The volunteers would move to the Industrial Road station, and the career staff would move to the new station. The Woodspoint location would allow for fast access to the interstate, which could let crews travel from the north end of the city to the south end in about five minutes, Muench said. “We could use the interstate as a conduit to the city,” he said. Vice Mayor Ted Bushelman asked why the station shouldn’t go on the Florence Government Center property, since it would be closer to the older section of Florence where more senior citizens live. “Now you’re making the old section of Florence twice as far

Vice Mayor Ted Bushelman asked why the station shouldn’t go on the Florence Government Center property, since it would be closer to the older section of Florence where more senior citizens live. away,” Bushelman said. Using either location will make some streets closer and others farther away, but the easy access to the interstate makes the Woodspoint better, Muench said. “I need to stick to my guns,” he said. While the government center is close to the interstate, trucks would often be held up by tractor trailers blocking Ky. 18 as they leave the TA truck stop, Muench said. The ramp entering southbound Interstate 71/75 from Ky. 18 ends past the U.S. 42 exit so serving any calls on the interstate would require trucks and ambulances to exit at Mt. Zion and turn around, which adds to response times, he said. Having the southbound

entrance at Houston Road gives easy access to most of the city, making the Woodspoint location optimal, Muench said. The Woodspoint station is also part of the department’s master plan which, in conjunction with the Florence Fire Protection District, also calls for an additional station in the future on Mt. Zion Road. The Mt. Zion station won’t move forward until the Florence Fire Protection District figures out how they will fund their share of the project, Muench said. The city shouldn’t commit to a station on the government center property or on Woodspoint until the details of the Mt. Zion station are figured out, said Councilman Mike Apgar. Even if the Mt. Zion station never happens, the Woodspoint location will have the best response times for more of the city, Muench said. Mayor Diane Whalen recommended council heed the advice of the experts. “The people who’ve worked on this are the fire professionals,” Whalen said. No decision was made on a location.

U.S. 42 getting additional turn lane By Justin B. Duke

Traffic on U.S. 42 is scheduled to get a little help. Funding has come through for an additional left-turn lane onto Mall Road from northbound U.S. 42. The money is coming from a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant. Florence applied for the grant in 2007 and was awarded $1.78 million, which Florence would match 20 percent – $455,000. “The funding we received wasn’t exactly what we asked for,”

said Public Services Director Bob Townsend. To help get the final push for funding, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) also applied for a CMAQ grant and was awarded $725,000. Between the two grants, and Florence’s match, the $2.95 million project got its funding. The additional turn lane should alleviate some traffic problems, said Council Member Mel Carroll. “Those who live on the west side of town wanting to get to Mall Road have a big issue,” Carroll said. Since U.S. 42 is a state main-

tained road, KYTC will take the lead and manage construction on the project. “We had hoped to join this project with the reconstruction of Mall Road, and there is still a little hope that will still happen,” said Mayor Diane Whalen. The second and final phase of the $13 million Mall Road reconstruction project is scheduled to start next spring and be complete before the holiday shopping season begins. Currently, there is no timetable for completion of the project because it hasn’t been designed by KYTC yet, Townsend said.


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Union library overhaul done By Paul McKibben

Renovations to the Boone County Public Library’s Scheben Branch have been completed and the library will celebrate the occasion Saturday, Sept. 11. The Scheben Branch was built 10 years ago. It once


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housed the library’s administrative offices but those are now in the Main Library in Burlington which opened in January 2008. Carrie Herrmann, the library’s public service coordinator, said when the administrative staff moved out of the branch, it had quite a bit of unused space so the library opened it up to become public space. “I actually love the way it looks because I think it opened it up quite a bit,” she said. The budget for the project was approximately $1.4 million. Renovations include a teen area, a vending machine area on the first floor, a larger audiovisual area, more computers, an extra study room, a larger

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children’s story time room upstairs, more express checkout machines, more displays, a digital outdoor sign with the existing sign structure and new flooring, according to Herrmann. With teens having an area of their own, she hoped the library will bring in a lot more teens to use the branch. Renovations began in January and were completed in July. The Scheben Branch is the library’s second largest of its six locations. The festivities include: • 10 a.m., guided tour • 11 a.m., kickoff event for the annual One Book, One Community reading program. This year’s book is “A Pearl in the Storm” by Tori Murden McClure. Cincinnati Rowing Club


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Appalachian Mountains. Also there will be crafts, balloons and visits by Tales, the library’s dragon mascot. The branch is located at 8899 U.S. 42, Union.


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Unemployment falls

Boone County’s preliminary unemployment rate for July decreased to 9.1 percent from 9.7 percent in June, according to the state. The rate was 9.6 percent in July 2009. The highest July 2010 rate was Magoffin County in eastern Kentucky at 18.1 percent.

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Homes sales down

Northern Kentucky home sales in July were 38.8 percent lower than the same period last year, according to the Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors. Average prices increased 4.3 percent for July, the highest monthly average price since August 2008. The association said the decline in sales wasn’t unexpected noting the strong pending and closed sales in the last three months because of the federal government’s economic stimulus tax credit.

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Boone to maintain complex’s roads Plan topic of meeting By Paul McKibben

County Engineer Greg Sketch said Promenade is the fifth condominium development to come before the Fiscal Court to have the county take over street maintenance.

A condominium complex’s streets in Boone County’s upscale Triple Crown subdivision are on path to be maintained by the county. The Boone County Fiscal Court on Aug. 24 voted 3-0 to approve accepting several private roads into the county’s system. The Promenade at Triple Crown’s homeowners association requested the action. County Engineer Greg Sketch said Promenade is the fifth condominium development to come before the Fiscal Court to have the county take over street maintenance.

He said Promenade is approximately 15 years old and at that time they could not have public streets with the minimum right-of-way needed for the condominiums. The association contracted with Thelen Associates Inc., an Erlanger-based geotechnical engineering firm, to test streets and sub-

grade to see if it met the county’s subdivision regulations, according to a memo from Sketch to Boone County Administrator Jeff Earlywine. Sketch said when the streets were built they met the county’s standards and Thelen came up with recommendations to do maintenance work that would bring it up to the county’s standards today. Sketch’s memo said the pavement surface is in need of some remedial work. Sketch said the county’s inspectors will be there while the work is being done and ensure it gets

done properly. The county’s acceptance will be official when: • All repairs are completed as outlined in Thelen’s geotechnical report and the repairs are inspected and approved by the county’s public works department • The planning commission approves a dedication plat and it’s recorded showing certain criteria are met. The streets to be accepted are Arron Court, Augusta Court, Doral Court, Glen Eagle Drive, Muirfield Court, Oakmont Court, Sawgrass Court, St. Andrew Drive and a portion of Turnberry Drive.

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Boone residents appointed

The Boone County Fiscal Court on Aug. 24 approved Judge-executive Gary Moore: • Appointing Lou Ann Friend of Florence and Chris Klaene of Burlington to the Boone County Animal Shelter Advisory Board • Reappointing Burlington resident Lewis Diaz to the Northern Kentucky Area Development District Board of Directors • Appointing Rebecca Trout of Burlington to the Boone County Zoning Appeals and Adjustment Board • Appointing Caroll Michels of Petersburg to the Petersburg Fire Protection District Board.


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Ryle culinary class becomes catering business By Justin B. Duke

A group of students is helping dinner party hosts skip the kitchen. Ryle High School’s culinary class has gone from just making food for grades to running a catering business. Teacher Robyn Bain saw the work the class does and figured there was no reason for them to keep it to themselves. “We could probably take this to the next level,” Bain said. Bain set up order forms and requests started lining up from teachers and parents. The class is now preparing about 20 meals a week that can include entrees, rolls, salad and dessert for six to nine people for no more than $20. “We’re not really making a profit,” Bain said. The cost covers the expense of ingredients only, but the students don’t mind too much that they aren’t getting paid, she said. “It’s the experience they get,” Bain said. Every week the class makes

meals ranging from lasagna to hashbrown casserole. Before taking the culinary class, students have to take the foods class, and since the culinary class has limited space, students have to “apply” for the class. This means the students who are there are excited, Bain said. “I just love to cook,” said senior Spencer Manning. Manning plans to use the skills he learns from the class to stay fed in his college dorm next year. Senior Emily Kelly has the culinary class between two advanced placement courses. “It gives me a chance to destress and have fun,” Kelly said. While the class is fun, the stakes are much different than a typical class, she said. “You can mess up on a paper and miss a few points, but when you mess up someone’s food – that’s completely different,” Kelly said. Meals are available to anyone in the community but require two days of advanced notice. To order, contact Bain at 859384-5300 or by e-mail at


Ryle culinary class students Kayla Herbstreit, front, Katie Skelton,Abby Jump and Victoria Laterza prepare salad and dessert for the class’s catering business.


Moore starts at med school

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine welcomed Cassie Moore of Florence as it celebrated the union of past, present and future through the White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony is a significant and meaningful tradition, with alumni representatives from the past five decades presenting the newest medical students with their coats on Aug. 6 at UK's Sin-

gletary Center for the Arts. Moore is in the College of Medicine’s class of 2014. The class includes 113 medical students, 88 of which are Kentuckians and 45 are from rural and Appalachian counties. The class is 43 percent women. The class of 2014 also set the record for the highest Medical College Admission Test average in UK College of Medicine history, which has been annually on the rise since 2000.


Judge Steven R. Jeager and student inductees Hannah Robeyzachariah, William Bohl, Carlita Hairston, Jennifer Duncan, Staci Gilbert, Pamela Gaines, Mary Robinson, Sarah Green-Moore, and Terry Weller celebrate the occasion in Courtroom 4A in Boone County.

Students inducted into honor society In the sanctity of Courtroom 4A in the Boone County Justice Center, Judge Steven R. Jaeger, senior judge of the Kentucky Court of Justice, presided over the induction of 11 students from Beckfield College into the Lambda Epsilon Chi National Honor Society on July 26. “This ceremony truly acknowledges the strength and dedication of students who have gone the extra mile in and out of the classroom,” said Jerry Linger, an attorney and dean of legal studies at Beckfield College. “It is so fitting to see these men and women be recognized for their academic achievement in the courtroom.” Beckfield College paralegal students inducted into the society

included Jill Archer, William Bohl, Jennifer Duncan, Pamela Gaines, Staci Gilbert, Sarah Green-Moore, Carlita Hairston, Leah Neyer, Mary Robinson, Terry Weller and Hannah Robeyzachariah. Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) is a national honor society in paralegal studies. The purpose of LEX is to recognize persons who have demonstrated superior academic performance in an established program of paralegal/legal assistant studies offered at an institution that is an institutional member in good standing of the American Association for Paralegal Education. Each year, Beckfield College selects those students who meet high academic criteria and honors

them for their accomplishments by inducting them into Lambda Epsilon Chi. These students are recognized through a formal court ceremony and the awarding of a certificate of Induction, a special lapel pin, and a ceremonial sash to be worn at commencement. They are also entered into the permanent records of Lambda Epsilon Chi and the American Association for Paralegal Education. Each student inducted has demonstrated “superior academic performance” which is evidenced by a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and has completed at least two-thirds of the program requirements to complete such program as determined by the institution.

Historical society hosting open house The Kentucky Historical Society invites teachers to attend a free evening exploration of the KHS history campus, educational programs and resources from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. The come-and-go event, which is appropriate for teachers of all grades, as well as pre-service teachers and school administrators, will give educators the opportunity to learn how they can incorporate the KHS history cam-

pus and educational programs into their curricula. Open house participants will enjoy refreshments; networking with other teachers and KHS staff; a performance by KHS Museum Theatre, which also offers school outreach services; library tours; Old State Capitol tours; and close examination of museum collections. “The KHS teacher open house will be a great chance for teachers to explore the history campus free of charge with their colleagues and learn about the amazing

resources KHS can provide both on campus and in the classroom,” said Mike Deetsch, KHS interpretive education administrator. Teachers who attend the open house will receive a discount to the Stewart Home School 1792 Store. Refreshments will be provided and free parking is available across the street from the center. Educators interested in attending the open house should contact Leslie McWhorter, interpretive education programs administrator, at


Beckfield block party

Johnny Malott, of Florence, and his younger brothers Jordan, 5, and Morgan, 8, pose with the Beckfield mascot during the Beckfield College block party Aug. 28.



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This week at Walton-Verona

• The Walton-Verona boys’ golf team beat Carroll County 165-193, Aug. 30. Walton’s Zach McNeil medaled with 4 over par 40 on the front nine at Sugar Bay. On Aug. 31, Walton beat Campbell County 166-172. • In girls’ volleyball, Walton beat Gallatin County 2523,25-20, Aug. 31.

This week at St. Henry

• The Newport Central Catholic boys’ golf team beat St. Henry 167-173, Aug. 30.

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Boone County stays undefeated By James Weber

Boone County improved to 2-0 in football with a 17-6 win at Scott County Sept. 3. Drew Stuck rushed 16 times for 139 yards and one touchdown and also caught two passes for 64 yards. Jordan Oppenheimer rushed 16 times for 61 yards. Bryson Thompson completed 5-of-8 passes for 105 yards and rushed for a TD.

Trevan Brown caught two passes for 40 yards. Ben Ganster had two fumble recoveries and Kameron Schwartz one. An improved Boone defense allowed 188 yards rushing but just 14 passing. Boone will host Anderson, one of Cincinnati’s top teams, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Cooper routed Scott 54-6 to improve to 1-1. D’vontae Bradley rushed

15 times for 98 yards and three touchdowns. Troy Wilke had 39 yards and a touchdown. Jon Sutthoff rushed for 53 yards and a score, and Tyler Morris rushed 10 times for 40 yards. Morris completed 5-of-7 passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns, one to A.J. Collins and the other to A.J. Branch. On defense, Bradley and Kyle Murrell had intercep-

tions, and Collins and Taylor Reeves recovered opposing fumbles. Colllins also led Cooper with eight total tackles. Cooper allowed 177 yards rushing but just six passing. Cooper hosts Holmes 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Ryle was off last week. The Raiders (1-1) will host Newport Central Catholic 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Walton-Verona lost 22-6

• The Cooper boys’ golf team beat Campbell County 157-173, Aug. 30. Cooper’s Adam Millson medaled with 1 over par 36 on the front nine of A.J. Jolly. • Conner’s girls’ soccer team beat Cooper 5-1, Aug. 30. Cooper’s Conner scored one goal. On Sept. 1, Cooper lost to Notre Dame Academy 6-1. • In boys’ golf, Cooper beat Beechwood 160-200, Sept. 1. Cooper’s Adam Millson medaled with 2 over par 38 on the back nine at Boone Links

By James Weber

• In girls’ golf, Highlands beat Boone County 200-238, Aug. 30. • In boys’ golf, Boone beat St. Henry 168-170, Sept. 1. Boone’s Carter Hibbard and Austin Thomas medaled with 4 over par 39 on the front nine at Lassing Pointe.


Bronze for Boone

This week at Ryle

El Mariachi’s of Boone County Youth Soccer takes the Bronze Medal in the U12 mixed division at the 2010 Bluegrass Games in Lexington. Kneeling are Chris Brashear, Jonathan Frommeyer, Stuart Smith, Matthew Barnett, Danny Komjathy, Jacob Allender, Nate Durrough and Tanner Workman. Standing are Coach Tom Barnett, Will Foulks, Attila Komjathy, Ethan Howe, Haley Muth, Trey Sublett, Charlie Wend, Austin Sims, Mason Brock and Coach Rob Brashear.

Play World Wiffle Ball

The 2010 World Wiffle Ball Championships will be played Sept. 25 at Heritage Christian Academy on U.S. 42 in Florence. Draw for the event will be at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, at the poolside area of Wildwood Inn in Florence. The first game is 9 a.m. Saturday morning, with opening ceremonies at 8 a.m. Early entry for adult divisions (slow pitch and modified pitch) runs through Sept. 10 and is $50. Early youth division entry is $50 through Sept. 10. After Sept. 10, adult entry will be $85 with a three-game guarantee. Youth divisions are $75 after Sept. 10 with a threegame guarantee. To enter, email, or call 513-256-2391. Rules are at under “handouts.” Deposits can be sent to PPM, P.O. Box 6111, Florence, KY 41042. Deposit is half of the entry fee. Checks must be postmarked before Sept. 10 to get the early feel.

New preps blog

There are several ways to keep in touch with high school sports coverage the Community Recorder newspapers provide. • Preps blog – www. preps • Twitter – www.twitter. com/crkysports • Facebook – • Online stories and photos – Check in as Kentucky sports writer James Weber, along with contributors give insight and news gathered as they cover area high schools.

at Grant County Sept. 3, dropping to 2-1. Andrew Baumgartner scored his third touchdown of the season to give W-V the lead in the second quarter. The Bearcats are off this week and will prep for their home debut 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, against Carroll County. That will be the first Friday night football game at the school’s field in Verona under the new lights.

Bearcats look to improve in All ‘A’ golf

This week at Boone

• In girls’ soccer, Simon Kenton tied with Ryle 1-1, Aug. 30. Ryle’s Powell scored the team’s goal.


Crusaders ready for strong tournament By James Weber

The St. Henry District High School boys’ golf team has struggled in nine-hole regular matches this year. But the Crusaders have been strong in 18-hole tournaments, which could serve them well when they play in the All “A” Classic state tournament Saturday, Sept. 11, in Richmond. St. Henry has not been to the tourney since finishing fourth in 2007. “I expect for us to go down there prepared to play and do the best of our ability,” head coach Jerod Cahill said. “If we could pull out a top-five finish, that would be awesome.” The Crusaders have finished in the top four in four different tournaments, but have only won two dual matches. “It’s mainly because we have 18 holes to play instead of nine,” junior Chase Hughes said. “If we have a bad hole early on, we don’t get down. We can come back.” Hughes shot a 77 in the Ninth Region tournament to lead the way for the Crusaders. Other players in the tourney were senior Jared Noble, junior Matthew Hartfiel, sophomore Bailey Youngwirth and freshmen


St. Henry junior Chase Hughes hits a shot during the Crusaders’ match against Boone County Wednesday, Sept. 1, at Lassing Pointe in Union. Jordan Noble and Rex Rogers. “Since we didn’t win last year, winning this year was a big thing,” Hughes said. “Plus we’re a pretty young team. Getting ready for regionals was a good step for us.” Hughes said he hasn’t played well since the regional and hopes to change that in the state

tourney. “The matches are more like practice,” he said. “We practice together all the time even when we don’t have team practice. We help each other out when we have problems with something.” Cahill said the tourney should be good experience for the postseason and for next year when most of the

team returns. Cahill, a former St. Henry standout and Northern Kentucky University player, is in his second year at the helm. “I absolutely love coaching,” he said. “I hope I can do this for another 15 to 20 years. As long as they give me their best, that’s all I care about. This is a dream job for me.”

While they’re playing a different course, the players on the Walton-Verona High School boys’ golf team have experience in the All “A” Classic state golf tournament. The Bearcats will play in that event for the third straight year, Sept. 11, at the Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond. Three current Bearcats played on last year’s team, which finished ninth at Arlington Golf Course. Junior Dustin “On any Cottrell played at given day, I G i b s o n can sub my Bay as a freshman one man for in the my eight 2 0 0 8 man. We’re t o u r n e y, in which waiting for W-V was the breakout 10th. round.” “ A l l Phil Amstutz the other coach teams are in the same boat. It’s no one’s home course,” head coach Phil Amstutz said. “We’re there for the third year in a row. It’s a pretty good accomplishment for a tiny school.” The top Bearcats are juniors Cottrell, David Lodestro, Ben Poland and Chase Knibbe; and freshmen Zach McNeil and Preston Knibbe. Lodestro and McNeil also played in the All “A” state tourney. “We’re very consistent,” Amstutz said. “On any given day, I can sub my one man for my eight man. We’re waiting for the breakout round.” Amstutz is aiming for a top-three finish if the Bearcats play their best. Walton is 8-0-1 in regular matches, with the tie coming to Grant County. After the All “A”, the Bearcats will be in the Boone County shootout Sept. 16 with all the county schools involved. “They really worked real hard to get where they are,” Amstutz said. “We have a good nucleus coming back next year.”

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Right to speak on immigration issue

A letter was printed in the Aug. 26 edition of the Community Recorder stating that the Boone County “justices” had no right to speak about the immigration issue. When do the commissioners have the right to speak on an issue? Is it when the federal government puts up a billboard 80 miles from the border telling citizens not to enter this area because you may get killed by Mexican drug lords? Is it when our hospitals and schools are overloaded with “undocumented children”? Let’s set the record straight, the state of Arizona is not in defiance of federal law, their law is in strict compliance to this law. Their law became necessary because the

federal government refused to enforce the law. Racial profiling is forbidden by the Arizona law. The police can only question a person who breaks a law and gives the officer a reason to question their immigration status. Anyone who wants to stand up for those caught breaking the law are taking the side of criminals. As for the insulting remark about being a slave owner, my ancestors came to this country with nothing and were greeted with “Irish need not apply” signs. I never owned a slave, I don’t know anyone that ever owned a slave, I don’t know anyone that was a slave. Isn’t it time to quit pitting blacks against whites? Jim Dugan Emma Lane Hebron

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CH@TROOM Would you consider buying one of the new models of electric cars, such as Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt? Why or why not? “No. These cars are so subsidized by the government that they do not, at this time, represent an answer to our nation’s energy and environmental challenges. “Let the research continue and perhaps someday we will have better battery technology. Perhaps even hydrogen fuel cells or liquid natural gas (LNG) are the answer for powering cars and trucks. My understanding is that LNG is very viable today for much wider usage. “Meanwhile, the government subsidy for the production of technologies like electric cars, windmills, solar cells, ethanol, etc. is very wasteful. Let’s be smart about this.” T.H. “I definitely would, if I had the financial resources, and if I could still keep another vehicle in case the battery was drained. I’d like to see how they perform, but we really can’t afford the luxury. “Luckily, our cars are both paid for and our mortgage is paid off or we would have a tough time.” Bill B. “Right now, I would not buy a new electric car. I always like to give cars a year or so on the market to see if there are any ‘bugs.’ “Also, in waiting, the price normally comes down just a little bit. However, I really like the idea of going electric with our automobiles.” J.W. “We’re empty-nesters with two vehicles. Electric cars will not satisfy the needs of either of us at this time. “Just the same, they are an intriguing option that might be in our near future.” R.V.

Next question: What do you think the Bengals record will be this year? Will you follow them more or less than in previous years? Why? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. “Trains in much of the world have moved from using fossil fuels directly to using electric power, so if the necessary infrastructure is in place I have nothing against new power sources. “Of course, we need to mandate emission levels at power plants, and even though the utility companies will scream it’s cheaper to control emissions at a few plants than for every car. “The real question is do I want to be an early adopter of new technology, with all the risks that implies. If the warranties are good, why not?” D.R. “No! I'm sure the maintenance and parts replacement costs will outweigh what is available today.” S.T. “The concept of an all electric car is great. Unfortunately their price is too high. “The cost differential between a gas-powered and an electric car is not competitive at the moment. Perhaps this will change in the future. Why pay twice the price of a 40 mpg gas powered car. “The average person keeps a car for six to eight years. That equates to about $3,000 a year. That is more than 1,000 gallons of gas a year at today's prices. The average person probably uses a little over half that amount of gasoline in a year. Do the math. “An electric car is not a good deal today. Maybe in the future.” J.S.D.





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Caucus works to benefit N. Ky. Morning comes early, the coffee is hot, and the company is good at the E-Z Stop in Old Union. The other morning I was listening to fellow old-timers who congregate there for coffee, and topics of conversation included how the vegetable garden was doing, the hot weather, Ronnie Fultz’ fishing report, and the red-hot Reds. Someone asked, “Hey John, what is the Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus?” Webster’s defines a caucus as a conclave, an assembly, or a discussion group. By that definition, I guess the boys at the E-Z Stop would be a caucus. In the legislature, we have all kinds of caucuses. We have the Republican Caucus, the Democratic Caucus, the Sportsmen’s Caucus, the Coal Caucus, etc. All of these groups are important to their members. The Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus, which we read about so often, is a regional caucus that represents the Northern Kentucky region. The counties which our members serve are Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen, and Pendleton. The caucus has the important job of representing the region. Members of both parties work

together for the region. It is rewarding to work with members of the other party on legislation which benefits the region. Although we State Sen. disagree on John some issues, the Schickel welfare of Northern KenCommunity tucky is imporRecorder tant to all of us. guest One of the columnist major items that bring us together is that we are a donor region and we send more tax to Frankfort than we receive. I am happy to report during my short time in the legislature, caucus members have worked together on behalf of the region to increase the amount of return the region receives from Frankfort. Areas of critical focus are school funding and roads. The caucus elects its leadership every two years and its current chair is Boone County’s own Rep. Sal Santoro. This is especially gratifying to me because we serve the same constituency. His leadership has been outstanding. Sal has built a

Webster’s defines a caucus as a conclave, an assembly, or a discussion group. By that definition, I guess the boys at the E-Z Stop would be a caucus. In the legislature, we have all kinds of caucuses. reputation for resolving conflicts and moving forward on behalf of the region without making anyone mad. It is not easy, and it’s a thankless task. I am confident I can say without fear of contradiction that all the members of the Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus are thankful for his leadership. State Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, represents the 11th Senate District which includes Boone and Gallatin Counties and part of Kenton County. He welcomes your concerns or comments toll-free at 1-800-372-7181 or online at

Amanda’s Law: Helping victims, while lowering corrections costs Earlier this year, I proudly sponsored Amanda’s Law in an effort to provide greater peace of mind to victims of domestic violence who have reason to fear for their safety. Named in honor of Amanda Ross, a family friend who was murdered last September, the legislation that took effect last month gives a powerful tool to judges determined to enforce domestic violence orders that have been violated. These offenders can now be required to be electronically monitored, at their own cost, while victims can be quickly notified if the order’s protective distance is breached. This approach has proven highly effective in the more than a dozen states that have similar laws. To my knowledge, not one victim has been murdered in those cases where electronic monitoring has been used. Understandably, this focus on domestic-violence prevention has generated the most discussion in recent months when it comes to Amanda’s Law. But, importantly, the law also calls for expanding electronic monitoring in other areas, with the goal of saving a significant amount of taxpayer dollars while actually increasing public safety. The technology has proven itself repeatedly in the field, and is getting better every day. As Fayette County’s system has shown, it can even pinpoint whether the person being monitored is speeding. That system also gives law enforcement a quick opportunity to rule out a list of potential suspects when a crime occurs, and in domestic-violence cases, it can set both stationary and moving boundaries that ensure the offender never gets close to the victim without law enforcement knowing about it. The General Assembly would like to see the judicial system, the

Department of Corrections and our counties take greater advantage of this in cases involving nonviolent and nonsexual crimes. It House could be used, Speaker Greg for example, in Stumbo pretrial diversion which gives Community –those facing a Recorder felony charge a guest chance to keep a columnist clean record if they stay out of further trouble – and for those on probation or parole or who are scheduled for early release from prison. Electronic monitoring could help the state reduce its fast-growing prison population by using it on many of those behind bars because of technical violations to their probation or parole and not for a new felony offense. This particular group costs the state more than $100 million a year. Likewise, electronic monitoring could also help counties, which spend $140 million annually on their jails, some of which take up as much as 40 percent of their county’s budget. If judges could rely more on this option rather than have those charged sit for months in jail awaiting trial, counties could reap the benefits, since the daily monitoring rate is far cheaper than providing three meals a day, shelter and medical care. Monthly savings for each inmate could easily reach into the hundreds of dollars. When I served as Attorney General, I saw how beneficial electronic monitoring and other such alternative-sentencing options as drug court could be. Their effectiveness was undeniable, both for the defendant and government’s

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Electronic monitoring could help the state reduce its fastgrowing prison population by using it on many of those behind bars because of technical violations to their probation or parole and not for a new felony offense. This particular group costs the state more than $100 million a year. bottom line, and it cleared space in our jails and prisons for those who truly deserve to be there. My office was an early advocate for this smart-on-crime approach that is currently getting a much closer look both here and across the country. Now that I am House Speaker, I am getting the opportunity to put that experience to use. Amanda’s Law is a strong step in the right direction, but educating the public about its potential is just as vital. At the bill’s signing, Amanda’s mother, Diana Ross, urged the judicial system to not let this tool sit idle. “Please give this law a chance to save lives,” she said. In the months ahead, I will do what I can to make that a reality by seeking to convince our judges, our prosecutors and our county officials that electronic monitoring can make their communities safer while saving them money, often with little to no upfront cost. The sooner we can achieve this goal, to emulate what Fayette County already has, the better off we all will be. State Rep. Greg Stumbo, DPrestonsburg, is Speaker of the House of the Kentucky legislature.



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Pet Castle matches up pets with loving owners Organization in need of location, new volunteers By Patricia A. Scheyer Community Recorder Contributor


Tonya Moore, left, and Heather Amick have been best friends since their years at Conner High School.

Distance can’t separate Moore, Amick By Justin B. Duke

The cliché says distance makes the heart grow fonder, but for Tonya Moore and Heather Amick, it makes the reunions sweeter. The two became friends during their junior year at Conner High School and after graduating in 1986, Amick’s family moved to Virginia. “We have never let the miles between us affect us,” Amick said. Amick moved back to Kentucky and across the street from Moore. “We would play cards almost every night and meet a couple times a week for Jiffy muffins with lots of butter,” Moore said. Eventually Amick moved back to Virginia to be with her family.

Amick is now in North Carolina and Moore is in Burlington, but they’re still keeping the friendship strong. “Out of all the folks I went to school with Tonya is the only one I keep in touch with. The Lord blessed me when he had our paths cross when we were in school,” Amick said. Throughout the years, both have helped each other as they’ve gone through the joys and pains of life, and when Amick comes into town there are a few things they must do. “If I come up to Kentucky to see her, we always go to Gold Star,” Amick said. “Best Friends Forever” is a regular feature in the Recorder. To make a nomination, e-mail



Farm Bureau honored

The Boone County Farm Bureau has won top honors in the Kentucky Farm Bureau Safety Challenge Awards competition for involvement in driving classes for seniors, animal care and ATV and tractor safety. A plaque designating the award was presented to Bob Maurer, center, by Todd Bright, KFB communication director, left, and David S. Beck, KFB executive vice president, right. Send your photos, along with a caption identifying the people and describing the action, to “Community Faces.” E-mail to, mail to 228 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell KY 41107. Or upload your photo to

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When considering pet shelters in the Northern Kentucky area, most people include Pet Castle, a nonprofit, no-kill shelter. Several years ago, while affiliated with the Kenton County Animal Shelter, the group had a storefront in Erlanger, in the Ameristop mini mall. But due to unforeseen circumstances, the store had to close. Although the storefront was only open for 10 PATRICIA A. SCHEYER/CONTRIBUTOR months, many people remember it. Lou Hozeska of Verona holds Wally, a 3-month-old puppy she is fostering. “When you have a convenient place that identifies you as a shelter, shelters, too.” Pet Castle works with five Kenpeople take you at your word and drop off animals there,” said Joyce Seibert, tucky counties – Boone, Campbell, founder of Pet Castle. “I would unlock Kenton, Grant and Gallatin – and one the door, and hear meowing, and sure in Dearborn, Ind. They also work with enough, there were more pets on our Owen and Daviess counties in Kendoorstep. We were overwhelmed. But tucky. “We will adopt to anyone who it was a learning experience.” Seibert, a Florence resident, said qualifies,” said Seibert. “We had one she started Pet Castle because she did- lady who came all the way from Vern’t like the fact that there are so many mont to adopt a poodle that we had. homeless dogs and cats, and that a She found the dog on Petfinder, and large percentage of them have to be came down here to get her. We won’t put down, or are injured or killed ship animals – we don’t like the condiPATRICIA A. SCHEYER/CONTRIBUTOR because they are running around tions they have to travel in.” Currently, the organization is look- Seven-year-old Linus Hozeska of Verona holds Wally loose. “We are a nonprofit organization ing for a place to be able to center their as the pup tries to lick his face. that is based on Christian principles,” business, a place for an adoption cen“We always have to evaluate the Seibert said. “There are about 25 of us, ter, a doggie day care and an animal dogs we receive to see what kind of and most of us are foster parents to evaluation place with a staff person behaviors they have,” said Hozeska. homeless animals. Right now a lot of who can live there. Lou Hozeska, who also manages “We have to know how adoptable our foster families are taking a break, the business, has found such a place, they are, so we have to observe them. so we have even less resources than usual, but we can still refer people, a farmhouse surrounded by land locat- Especially if we get a pit bull blend, we hold them to above average stanbecause we work with area animal ed between Walton and Verona. dards, and we expect more of them. If we could raise enough money to get that property, we could do a lot more with animals.” At one time, when Pet Castle was stationing adoptable animals at PetSmart in Florence, they gained more volunteers to help in their quest to save animals. But that number has dwindled, and Seibert said they could use more volunteers. She fosters at least one dog, in addition to her own pets, and Hozeska also has a puppy in addition to her own pets. All pets that are adopted are spayed or neutered and have some shots before they leave Pet Castle. Hozeska said they work with some veterinarians who give them a discount because they are helping animals. “We think we have gotten the word out a little bit about spaying and neutering dogs,” said Hozeska. “But when it comes to cats, people still don’t get it.” Recently the organization has been getting more calls from pet owners needing to give up their pets because they have lost their job or house, and they can’t keep them any more. “When you are wondering how to feed and house yourself and your family, sometimes you can’t stretch the dollar to get pet food,” said Seibert. “There is a definite need for what we do, and there are enough stray animals to keep all organizations like ours in business. If anyone can help, we would appreciate anything, time or money.” Pet Castle can be reached at PATRICIA A. SCHEYER/CONTRIBUTOR Joyce Seibert of Florence demonstrates how she holds Sneakers, a year-old beagle, when she takes him, or at upstairs. Both Wally and Sneakers are up for adoption.


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Cooking the Fall Bounty, 3 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Pick up recipes and learn how to use and preserve food found at the farmers markets. Food samples from the market. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Florence.


McGlasson’s Fruit & Vegetable Farm, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., McGlasson’s Fruit & Vegetable Farm, 5832 River Road. 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. Presented by Boone County Cooperative Extension Service. 859342-2665; Florence.




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 717, members and ages 6 and under free. 859-586-6117; Burlington.


PAWS to Read, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Share book with licensed companion dogs. Ages 5-10. Free. Appointment required for 15-minute slot. 859-342-2665; Burlington.


Bobby Mackey Anniversary Party, 10 p.m.2:30 a.m., Bobby Mackey’s Music World, 44 Licking Pike, With Tony Howard. Celebrating 32 years. Share Bobby Mackey stories and get them posted online. Ages 18 and up. $5, $4 advance. 859-431-5588; Wilder.


Pittie Please, Find a Cure Walk, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., England-Idlewild Park, Idlewild Road, Registration begins 10 a.m. Walk with pit bulls and K-9 friends to raise awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. $15, $10 advance by Sept. 1; $7 rescues/shelters. Presented by ABC’s Of Bullies. 859620-5529; Burlington. Family Horseback Rides, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., First Farm Inn, $60-$65 per person. Reservations required. 859-586-0199. Petersburg.

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Drake Planetarium Traveling Galaxy Show, 2 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Portable planetarium. Ages 6-11. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Burlington.


Nancy Jordan Blackmore and John Redell, 2 p.m., Jane’s Saddlebag, Ryle and Boat Dock roads, 859-384-6617. Union.


Family Horseback Rides, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., First Farm Inn, $60-$65 per person. Reservations required. 859-586-0199. Petersburg. M O N D A Y, S E P T . 1 3


Keyboardinig Non-Credit Computer Class, 6-9 p.m., Gateway Community and Technical College Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way, Instruction in proper keying functions, including the alphabet, numbers and symbol keys. Mondays and Wednesdays through Sept. 22. Ages 18 and up. $125. Registration required by Sept. 6. Presented by Gateway Community and Technical College. 859442-1170. Florence.


Gentle Yoga, 6 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Basic postures and flows. Bring mat. $25 fee for month. Registration required. 859-334-2117; 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.859-342-2665; Burlington. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 1 4


Craft Menagerie: Crochet Rose Brooch, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn to crochet and make fashion accessory. Ages 14 and up. $3. Registration required. 859-342-2665; Burlington.


Internet, 10 a.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Level 1. How to connect to the Internet from home, what you can find online and how to get a Web site. Free. Registration required.859-342-2665. Burlington. When the IRS Comes a Calling, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Discussion on letters, notices and other correspondence sent by the IRS. Ages 21 and up. Free. Registration required. 859-586-6101; Burlington.


Singer Shelby Lynne performs at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Southgate House, 24 East Third St., Newport. Tickets are $17. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Call 431-2201. For tickets, visit W E D N E S D A Y, S E P T . 1 5

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BUSINESS CLASSES Leaning Training Module II: 5S, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Gateway Community and Technical College Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way, Focuses on workplace organization. Ages 21 and up. $150. Registration required. 859-442-1170; Florence.

EDUCATION Internet: Level II, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, Free. Registration required. 859342-2665. Burlington. Boone County Historical Society: NKY in the Civil War, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Discussion on Union General Lew Wallace’s outstanding leadership in organizing the defense of Battery Hooper that caused General Henry Heth to withdraw his 8,000 troops. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859342-2665; Burlington.


Finding Your Way in the Woods, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn to use maps and compasses. 859342-2665; Burlington.


Guardians of Ga’Hoole, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Play around with different flight techniques and view real owls and birds up close. Ages 8-13. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington.



The Beauty of the Region’s Farms Photo Display, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, An exhibit by the Tri-State Photographic Society. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665; Burlington. Karen Rich’s Artifact Collection From Peru Display, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665; Florence.

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How many friends does truth have in our lives? Truth often seems difficult to find. That’s not because it wants to be so, but because we need it to be so. Humans can’t stand too much reality at a time. Imagine our chagrin if we actually knew the truth about ourselves, our weaknesses, unworthy motives and pretenses. Think of the trouble we would experience if we tried to speak the truth to everyone. A current Geico TV ad about truthful Abe Lincoln depicts our dilemma. Lincoln is asked by his wife, “Do you think this dress makes me look too fat?” He looks, silently struggles, anxiously fidgets, then holds his thumb and forefinger an inch apart… and she leaves the room in a huff. We hide from the truth. Oh, we do permit ourselves to know some of the truth - as long as it’s agreeable to what we already think and treats us favorably. Mostly we’re easy receptors today of lies, greased words and half truths. As the American Melting Pot expands and becomes even more diverse, we are reminded of our founders’ desire that we be a nation of tolerance toward each other as we search for the truth in our lives. Most of us try hard to be tolerant. This means that we deal with others and their beliefs respectfully. G.K. Chesterton once remarked, “I can have regard for someone else’s belief, as I would their pet, without being expect-

ed to take it home with me.” Being tolerant does not mean each of us can’t hold to what we have good reason to believe is truth. When our ego becomes too narcissistic, we take it personally if someone else believes differently. We insist they bend their conviction to align with ours. Tragically, violence and religious wars have been waged to accomplish that. What was needed was respectful discussion and openness. When we sincerely believe we hold something of truth, we naturally want to share it with others (as we do all good things.) In this sharing, two factors are to be kept in mind. First, the most powerful way of sharing what we believe to be of truth is to live it in our daily lives. It’s said that as St. Francis of Assisi lay dying, he told his followers gathered around his bed to, “Preach the gospel everywhere, and if necessary, use words.” The second factor in trying to share what we perceive as truth, is not just to tell the truth, but to tell the truth in love. This means to tell it with concern not only for the truth that is being told, but with concern also for the people to whom it is being told. For everyone to whom we speak carries their own experiences and dreams, fears and doubts, anxieties and beliefs on

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their backs the way a snail carries his shell. Tolerance means acknowledging and respecting theirs and our own. Father Lou Author J. Ruth Guntzelman Gendler compares Perspectives “Truth to a good thief who steals illusions and replaces them with what is real and precious. He can climb over any security fence we have constructed to keep out disturbing influences. And although he can unlock any window or door, he is not interested in breaking in or getting away. He insists on being welcomed and invited to stay.” Truth is closer to us than we realize, especially in our silent times. He is always there lingering in the long pauses between difficult questions and possible answers, between our uncertainties and perceived certainties, between the beliefs of one person and the differing beliefs of another. Truth is willing to wait at long time for us. The one thing that Truth will not do is stay away with us without being treasured and loved. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

St. Elizabeth to hold ‘ParTee’ It’s time again for another day on the links to benefit health-related projects for Northern Kentucky residents. The annual St. Elizabeth Golf ParTee will be held Sept. 14 at Twin Oaks Golf & Plantation Club and Highland Country Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit the new St. Elizabeth Regional Diabetes Center and a second da Vinci robotic surgical system. The event is sponsored by the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation’s Business Support Committee. Morning play will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a shot gun start at Twin Oaks. Afternoon play will begin at 1 p.m. at Twin Oaks and noon at Highland Country Club. A full registration entitles participants to golf carts and greens fees, lunch and dinner for a foursome, morning refreshments, prizes for first and second

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place, and a variety of door prizes. More than 300 business and community leaders, physicians and health care professionals attend the event. This year will also feature the new “Helicopter Golf Ball Drop Contest.” Numbered golf balls will be sold throughout the summer and at the golf outing. The balls will be dropped from a helicopter at the Golf ParTee. The ball landing closest to the pin will be worth $1,000. Golf balls will be sold for $5 each. In addition to the golf, one player will win a $5,000 grand raffle prize. Grand raffle tickets will sell for $25 each and will be sold throughout the summer up until the Golf ParTee dinner Sept. 14. For more information regarding the Golf ParTee, please call the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation at 301-3920.

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You’ll go cuckoo for coconut-date-almond granola It’s official. For the most part, the kids, at least those attending elementary and high school, are in full session now. It won’t be long before they get into the routine that school days bring. So starting them out with a good breakfast is key. There are always those kids, though, who just don’t want to eat breakfast. If that’s the case at your house, try this chunky granola recipe and even if they run out the door with a handful to eat on the go, it’s better than no breakfast at all.

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1 cup whole almonds 1 â „2 cup each: flaked coconut and raw cashews or nuts of your choice 1 â „2 cup packed brown sugar or bit more to taste 1 teaspoon ground allspice 2-3 teaspoons cinnamon 1 â „4 cup butter 3 tablespoons honey 1 cup pitted dates, each cut crosswise into thirds or chopped coarsely Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix oats, almonds, coconut, cashews, brown sugar, allspice and cinnamon together. Melt butter and honey and pour over granola mixture, blending well. Spread on sprayed baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add dates, mix to separate any clumps. Continue to bake until golden brown, stirring fre-

quently, about 10 minutes or so more. Store airtight at room temperature, or freeze for up to six months.

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What a fun story that Pat shared. “When I lived in Los Angeles I learned to love black bean soup. When I returned to Cinci, I could never find black bean soup at any local restaurant, Recently found it at Panera’s and it is comparable to what I have come to love. “It’s like the one I make – minus the sherry addition.

The Northern Kentucky Lunch Buddies “Living with Multiple Sclerosis� support group will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Boone County Main Library in Room A. Ed Shernoff, a volunteer with Circle Tail Inc., will present the program. He will bring a 11⠄2-yearold yellow lab, a trained service dog. Circle Tail Inc. is a nonprofit organization located northeast of Cincinnati in

4 cans (15 oz. each) black beans 3 slices, rough chopped bacon, sliced – DO NOT COOK 1 tablespoon olive oil 12 oz. beer 1 ⠄2 cup water 1 tablespoon dry sherry 3 ⠄4 cup diced onions 1 ⠄2 cup green peppers, diced 2 tablespoons garlic, diced 1 ⠄4 teaspoon cumin 2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce To taste - Adobe seasoning, salt and pepper Heat oil in a pot on medium heat. Add chopped bacon and sautÊ for 1 minute. Add peppers, onions and garlic. SautÊ for approximately two minutes. Do not let garlic brown or burn. Add beer and Tabasco

sauce and bring to a boil. A d d Rita three cans Heikenfeld beans with their juice Rita’s kitchen and bring back to a boil. Add cumin. Using a kitchen blender, puree the soup until smooth. (Will probably have to do this in batches). Add remaining 1 can beans and bring back to boil. Add sherry and season to taste with salt and pepper, and Adobe seasoning if desired. Simmer a little while so soup will cook down some. When warming up, add water to your preference. Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream on top, topped with a lemon twist. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen� in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Pleasant Plain, Ohio. Founded in 1997 on the premise that there is no such thing as a “throwaway� dog, Circle Tail has developed a program to rescue dogs from county shelters, humane societies, unwanted homes, breeders, or strays for the purpose of training and partnering high quality assistance dogs free of charge to people with disabilities. Refreshments will be

served after the program. An indoor George Foreman Grill, donated by Doug Ashcraft of Furniture Fair, will be given away to an MS client. The library’s address is 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington. All interested persons are invited to attend. Call Benita Lind at 859817-9144 or e-mail for more information.

OPEN HOUSE! We’re having a Red Tag 40th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, September 18th from Noon to 5:00 at all Holiday Homes & Freedom Homes locations (Walton, Amelia, Milford, Batavia). Join us for cake and refreshments!

Have your photo taken with the Red Tag Man! The Red Tag Man will make appearances at each location during these times: Milford: Noon - 12:45 S Batavia: 1:15 – 2:00 A Amelia: 2:30 - 3:15 L E Walton: 3:45 - 4:30


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After winning two gold medals and a silver medal at the 2009 AAU National Karate Championship and three gold medals in karate at the 2009 Junior Olympic games, Elizabeth Davis of Lakeside Park, then 9 years old, was asked what she was going to do to top that banner competition year. “I’m going to be the 2010 10-year-old champion,” she said. Well, she recently achieved the first part of that goal by winning gold medals in both kata and weapons, and a silver medal in sparring at the 2010 AAU National Karate Championships in Albany, N.Y., on July 1. She followed that up less than a month later on July 30 by winning gold medals in both kata and weapons and a silver medal in sparring at the 2010 Junior Olympic Games in Chesapeake, Va. “The competition was a lot tougher this year,” said Davis. That was indeed the case. There were roughly four times the number of competitors at the Junior Olympic karate competition this year than there were last year in Des Moines, Iowa. There were eight competitors in Davis’ division alone, which was the 10year-old female novice division. Davis has been taking karate for less than two years and this was her second year of competing. Her favorite event is the weapons event where she performs a bow kata (a series of choreographed moves with a bow staff). She has won gold medals in every competition she

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David J. Dykes, 60, of Erlanger died Aug. 27, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care, Edgewood. He was laborer in road construction and served in the U.S. Army. His father, Thomas Jackson Dykes, died previously. Survivors include his mother,

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Bobbie Huffman Dykes of Florence; brother, Robert Dykes of Florence; sister, Pam Blackburn of Taylor Mill; daugther, Natosha Bush; and two grandchildren. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery, Walton. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood KY 41017.

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Mike Fugate, 48, of Petersburg died Aug. 31, 2010, after drowning in the Ohio River. He was a bricklayer and member of Beech Grove Holiness Church. His father, William Fugate, died previously. Survivors include his mother, Angie Fugate of Petersburg; brothers, Terry Fugate of Hebron, Ted Fugate of Grant County and Larry Fugate of Burlington; sister, Dorothy Slagle of Petersburg; and stepfather Ora Fugate of Petersburg. Memorials: Mike Fugate Memorial Fund, c/o First Financial Bank, 2652 North Bend Road, Hebron KY 41048.

Robert Lee Horton, 81, of Independence died Aug. 27, 2010, at Florence Park Care Center. He was a lithographer at H.S. Crocker Co. and served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was a member of Big Bone Baptist Church. His wife, Alta Lee Horton, died previously. Survivors include daughters, Regina Horton of Richwood, Melvira Centers of Walton and Brenda Hall of Georgetown; son, Elijah William

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Nancye Kenner

Nancye E. Kenner, 83, of Florence died Sept. 2, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She worked as a home health aide with Family Watch. Her husband, Russell Kenner, died previously. Survivors include a son, Frederick C. Kenter Jr. of Florence; daughter, Karen S. Young of Florence; sister, Martha Carroll of Fort Thomas; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Gregory Lee Landrum

Gregory Lee Landrum, 25, of Burlington, died Aug. 28, 2010, in a motor vehicle accident. He was a maintenance technical assistant for Queen City Metro. Survivors include his daughter, Alexis Leigh Landrum, his fiancee, Sumer Benke of Burlington; father, Roy Landrum of Burlington; mother, Jill Grady of Florence; stepfather, Bill Grady of Burlington; grandparents, Gordon and Betty Landrum; and stepbrother Shawn Grady. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: Alexis Leigh Landrum Trust Fund in care of any First Financial Bank.

Faye McCubbin Morrisey

Faye McCubbin Morrisey, 76, of Verona died Sept. 1, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She retired in 1998 after 14 years with Au-Ve-Co. in Covington and was a former employee of R.L. Polk Co. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church, a volunteer EMT and former board member for Verona Rescue Squad and an accomplished ceramics artist. She was elected to Walton-Verona High School Alumni Association’s Hall of Fame in 2010. Her father, Roy Elmer McCubbin, and mother, Lula Mae Ford, died previously. Survivors include a son, Jonathan W. Morrisey of Verona and a brother, J.B. McCubbin of Union. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery, Dry Ridge. Memorials: New Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 100, Verona KY 41092.

Connie Vancleve

Connie Vancleve, 59, of Florence, died Aug. 18, 2010, at her residence. She was a waitress. A daughter, Mary Jo Whittamore, died previously. Survivors include her parents, James Estill and Mary Lee Vancleve of Florence; sons, David Whittamore and Bobby Whittamore, both of West Virginia, and Stevie Whittamore of Kentucky; brothers, James Vancleve of Winter Springs, Fla., Ronnie Vancleve of Erlanger and Ricky Vancleve of Florence; and sisters, Lean King and Betty Fisher, both of Florence. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.


Notice to local funeral homes The Community Recorder will continue to publish obituaries on an unpaid basis. While the Recorder’s format will not change, the way that we obtain the obituaries will change. For four years, the Recorder has shared obituary resources with the Kentucky Enquirer through As the Kentucky Enquirer changes over to a paid obituary format, the Recorder asks that funeral homes send all obituaries to our email address. Fax obituaries to 859-283-7285 are also accepted, however e-mail is the preferred format.

Thomas Wilson

Thomas Graham Wilson, 83, of Florence died Aug. 31, 2010. He was a retired district representative for Local 18 Operating Engineers and was an Air Force veteran. A son, Greg Wilson, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Dolores Wilson, and son, Dale Wilson. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice 483 South Loop Drive Edgewood, KY 41017 or Florence United Methodist Church 8585 Old Toll Road Florence, KY 41042.

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Florence Recorder

September 9, 2010


POLICE REPORTS The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Boone County Sheriff Mike Helmig at 334-2175; Florence Police Chief Tom Szurlinski at 647-5420. June 3. Carol A. Riley, 62, shoplifting at 3000 Mall Rd., June 8. Ray Wagers Jr., 34, receiving stolen property at Lawrenceburg Ferry Rd., June 4. Troy B. Baker, 43, DUI at Conrad Lane/Elkwood, July 15. Marco A. Garcia, 43, no operator'smoped license, careless driving, failure to produce insurance card, DUI at Calvalry Dr./Portage, July 15. Jackie D. Gordon, 27, possession of mariijuana, drug paraphernalia, public intoxication-controlled substance at I-75, July 15. Eric A. Jourdan, 42, speeding 15 mph over limit, DUI at Burlington Pk./Zig Zag Road, July 14. James L. Barber, 47, possession of marijuana at Burlington Pk., July 13. Geronimo Flores, 63, speeding 11 mph over limit, failure to produce insurance card, DUI at Mount Zion/Sam Neace, July 12.



Assault reported at 82 High St., July 14. Assault reported at 118 Richwood Rd., July 14.

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Subject tried to write a fraudulent check to a business at 8459 U.S. 42, Aug. 17.


Subject tried to obtain a prescription through a forged document at 6801 Dixie Hwy., Aug. 20.

Receiving stolen property

Subject found to be in possession of stolen property at 7425 Industrial Rd., June 12. Subject found to be in possession of stolen property at 15 Spiral Dr., June 14.

Recovery of stolen property

Bicycles recovered at 105 Old Stephenson Mill Rd., July 13.


Money stolen at 11568 Dixie Hwy., July 15. Purses/handbags/walllets stolen at 9950 Berberich Dr., July 13.

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Victim threatened with violence by subject at 151 Backcreek Ct., June 13.


Subject caught stealing items from Macy’s at 5000 Mall Rd., Aug. 16. Subject caught stealing items from Macy’s at 5000 Mall Rd., Aug. 17. Jewelry stolen from business at 5000 Mall Rd., Aug. 18. Subject attempted to steal merchandise from Wal-Mart at 7625 Doering Dr., Aug. 18. Subject attempted to steal merchandise from Wal-Mart at 7625 Doering Dr., Aug. 20. Credit cards stolen from residence at

Residence broken into and items taken at 10422 Remy Ln., Aug. 4. Other property stolen at 3304 Elliott Ct., July 15. Negotiable instruments destroyed/damaged/vandalized at 7650 Turfway Rd., July 13. Household goods stolen at 6794 Gordan Blvd., July 13.

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1677 Breckinridge Ln., July 14. Other property stolen and automobiles destroyed/damaged/vandalized at 759 Petersburg Rd., July 14. Purses/handbags/wallets stolen at 1805 Airport Exchange Blvd., July 14. Other property stolen and not recovered at 10221 Pembroke Dr., July 14. Jewerly/precious metals stolen, computer hardware/software stolen at 1869 Knollmont Dr., July 13. Firearms stolen at 142 Main Walton St., July 13. Vehicle parts/accessories stolen at 19 Clubhouse Dr., July 13. Other property stolen at 3939 Burlington Pk., July 13. Computer hardware/software stolen at Burlington Pk., July 12. Heavy construction/industrial equip-



Tyler A. Staub, 24, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at Burgundy Hill Ct., Aug. 15. Aimee Kellner, 32, public intoxication excluding alcohol at 7941 Mall Rd., Aug. 16. Joseph J. Mirabile, 20, possession of marijuna, possession of drug paraphernalia at Mission Ln., Aug. 16. Rodney W. Davis Jr., 23, shoplifting at 5000 Mall Rd., Aug. 16. Michael S. Jenkins, 28, alcohol intoxication, second-degree disorderly conduct at Dream St., Aug. 16. Nicole M. Sofranko, 39, shoplifting at 5000 Mall Rd., Aug. 17. Beatrice D. Jenkins, 30, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license at Honeysuckle Tr., Aug. 17. Phillip B. Lindo, 19, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument at 8459 U.S. 42, Aug. 17. Misty L. Johnson, 29, alcohol intoxication at U.S. 42, Aug. 17. Monica J. Barnes, 56, shoplifting at 5000 Mall Rd., Aug. 18. Tracy A. Fields, 45, alcohol intoxication at Burlington Pk., Aug. 19. Sophia M. Creed, 29, shoplifting at Doering Dr., Aug. 18. Robert C. Justice, 28, alcohol intoxication at 273 Merravay Dr., Aug. 20. Stacy E. Conley, 36, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Dr., Aug. 20. Bertha A. Bravard, 38, first-degree forgery at Dixie Hwy., Aug. 20. Alexandra G. Schadler, 29, firstdegree promoting contraband at Conrad Ln., Aug. 20. Alexandra G. Schadler, 29, first-degree forgery at Dixie Hwy., Aug. 20. Dana F. Stevenson, 43, alchol intoxication at 7860 Mall Rd., Aug. 20. Terry Jackson, 28, possession of marijuna at 7928 Dream St., Aug. 21. John M. Daily, 52, dui, possession of marijuana at Dixie Hwy. and Rose Ave., Aug. 21. Connor L. Burnett, 19, possession of drug paraphernalia at 2028 Mall Rd., Aug. 21. Dennis R. Griffith, 29, second-degree criminal trespassing, receiving stolen property at 15 Spiral Dr., June 14. Samantha E. Bice, 24, theft by deception at 4990 Meijer Dr., June 14. Robert A. Black, 28, shoplifting at 4990 Meijer Dr., June 14. Rotem Greniman, 27, shoplifting at 61 Spiral Dr., June 14. William H. Damron, 22, resisting arrest, second-degree fleeing/evading police, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Hillcrest Dr., June 1. Hubert W. Barrett, 29, shoplifting at Steinberg Dr., June 2. Johnny L. Puthoff, 36, shoplifting at Steinberg Dr., June 2. Damon E. Smith, 20, shoplifting at Spiral Dr., June 2. Gregory M. Runion, 38, shoplifting at Spiral Dr., June 2. Amy M. Combs, 35, shoplifting at 3000 Mall Rd., June 3. Kelly J. Burdine, 32, shoplifting, possession of marijuana at Dixie Hwy.,

648 Friar’s Ln., Aug. 4. Subject attempted sto steal merchandise from Florence Mall businesses at Mall Rd., June 9. Subject tried to steal goods from K-Mart at 8040 Burlington Pk., June 10. Subject tried to steal merchandise from business at 1336 Hansel Ave., June 10. Subject tried to steal clothes from Kohl’s at 61 Spiral Dr., June 11. Subject tried to shoplift goods at Meijer at 4990 Houston Rd., June 11. Subject tried to steal goods from Macy’s at 5000 Mall Rd., June 11. Items stolen from businesses at Florence Mall at 3000 Mall Rd., June 13. Subject tried to steal goods from Meijer at 4990 Meijer Dr., June 14. Purse stolen from victim at 4770 Houston Rd., June 10. More than $10,000 of goods stolen from vehicle at 785 Lindburg Ct., June 11. Computer hardware/software stolen at 2300 Litton Ln., July 14. Tools stolen at 4336 Burlington Pk., July 9. Jewerly/precious metals stolen at

July 12. Structures destroyed/damaged/vandalized, tools stolen at 891 Hicks Pk., July 12.



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Florence Recorder

September 9, 2010


Providing rest for sleepy children Many of us are surprised by how much sleep our children need. Adults need between seven to nine hours of sleep each night, and many of us often run on far less. Because we need less sleep, we may think our children can get by with the same amount as we do, but that's not the case. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers the following sleep guidelines for children: • Newborn to 6 months: 16 to 20 hours • 6 to 12 months: 14 to 15 hours • 1 to 3 years: 10 to 13 hours • 3 to 10 years: 10 to 12 hours • 11 to 12 years: about 10 hours • Teenagers: about nine hours Keep in mind that these numbers reflect total sleep hours in a 24-hour period. For example, 12-year-olds who get up at 7 a.m. should be in bed by at least 9 p.m. to get their full 10 hours of sleep. Children who are regularly sleep deprived are often exhibit behavioral problems. They may be irritable, overly emotional, have difficulty concentrating, forget easily, wake up several times during the night and may exhibit

hyperactive behaviors. Be firm about a bedtime routine. A routine c o u l d givExtension include ing your Notes c h i l d r e n Diane c h o i c e s Mason about which pajamas to wear, the stuffed animal he or she wants to take to bed, etc. Try a warm, relaxing bath. Playing soft and soothing music can help. Tucking your children into bed snugly can give them a feeling of security. Follow through with your plan consistently each evening, even if your children protest and test you at first. If you are firm, they will come to respect your guidance. Moving their bedtime up a half hour is another way to help them get enough sleep. To do this, try including a winding-down period in the bedtime routine. Your child may enjoy cuddling while being read a bedtime story or playing a quiet board game with you. Avoid permitting your child to drink caffeinated beverages near bedtime. Caffeine is a stimulant and can disrupt a child's normal sleep rhythm. An hour or two before

bedtime children might enjoy a light snack like some crackers, a handful of cereal, fresh fruit or vegetables, popcorn or a small portion of sherbet, but they should not eat a heavy meal just before going to bed. Don't give your baby or toddler a bottle to aid sleeping. This can cause “baby bottle tooth decay” because the fluids tend to pool in the child's mouth. Remind younger children about their approaching bedtime by giving them a heads-up a half hour before and a 10-minute warning. Encourage your older children to set and maintain a bedtime that allows for the full number of hours needed for their age. Some firm limit setting may be necessary here if your children are not able to discipline themselves to go to bed on time. Just remember that every child is different, and there's not just one way to raise a good sleeper. As active as children are, most have the ability to sleep well. The key is for parents to help them establish healthy sleep habits and have a routine of winding down before heading for bed. Diane Mason is county extension agent for family and consumer sciences at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service.




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