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Boone schools grow by 500

Despite a slow economy, there’s one group that keeps growing. Boone County Schools expects up to 500 more students that planned this school year. Eleven teachers have been added to keep up. – SCHOOLS, PAGE A4

Pooch Fest returns to Florence

Every dog has its day, and Florence has its day for every dog. Florence is hosting its eighth annual Pooch Fest at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Florence Government Center campus. – STORY, PAGE A3

Cutest Pet Photo Contest now open

Submit your best picture of your furry friend and you could have the chance to win a $250 money card. To enter, visit the Contests page on and upload your photo to the “Pet Photo Contest.” Deadline for entries is Monday, Sept. 20.

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Local businesses teamed up to help a middle-schooler in recovery. In 2006, Kodi Sherman was living in St. Petersburg, Fla., when she and her mother were hit by a speeding car. The accident killed Sherman’s mother and left her with a broken pelvis, clavicle and right femur and severe brain shearing. Sherman was moved to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and eventually released. She now lives with her aunt, Myrna Sherman, in Florence. Sherman is now 14 years old and attends R.A. Jones Middle School. She is undergoing rehabilitation and physical therapy to help her regain the ability to walk and speak. Sherman attends regular classes and is able to keep up with what is happening, she just has trouble communicating, Myrna said. “She knows everything about everything,” she said. One of Kodi’s favorite things is swimming, where she’s able to walk in the pool. As she’s grown, it’s become hard to get Kodi into the pool using a typical pool ladder, Myrna said. “It was really difficult; she kept falling through,” she said. Kim Zink, who works for Aristech Acrylics in Florence, saw Kodi’s story online and wanted to help. “I just happened to see

Kodi Sherman and her aunt Myrna try out the new pool steps that were donated through a partnership of three businesses. (Myrna’s) ad on the Internet looking for help,” Zink said. Aristech Acrylics make supplies for Royal Spa in Indianapolis, and Zink contacted their vice president, Bob Dapper. Dapper then contacted Lipps Pool & Spa in Florence which sells Royal Spa. Lipps was able to make a cus-

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Army Spc. Andrew Lubbers and his mother, Janice Lubbers of Erlanger, and grandmother, Mary Ann of Burlington, stand in front of their house on Cedar Tree Lane during a celebration on Sept. 11.


with the steps as she got off the bus to come home from school Sept. 7. They were greeted with smiles from Kodi as she signed “thank you” to them. For more information about Kodi’s story or for ways to help visit

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tom set of pool steps that were wide enough for two people and didn’t have the gaps between steps a traditional pool ladder has. “Hopefully that will help with her progression,” said Damon Lipps of Lipps Pool & Spa. Representatives from Lipps and Aristech Acrylics surprised Kodi


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Army Spc. Andrew Lubbers has enjoyed his two weeks home in Erlanger with his family, but he doesn’t mind going back to Afghanistan. Neighbors on Cedar Tree Lane are as proud of the 22-year-old’s service as his family is, and yellow ribbons and flags adorn mailboxes as testament to that pride. On Sept. 11, three members of the Erlanger Fire Department, themselves first responders, came by Lubbers’ house to offer their thanks to the young soldier for being willing to put his life on the line for all the people who live in America. “It is a sobering responsibility,” Lubbers acknowledged. “My sister, Courtney, once told me she didn’t think she could shoot another person. I feel that I am over there in her place, and in the place of all my family and friends, so that I can do my part to keep them safe.” Lubbers’ family is not permitted to know where he is stationed in Afghanistan, so for six months nobody listened to the news. “Andy, who is my baby, has

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Army Spc. Andrew Lubbers hugs one of his nephews, Brady White, 2, who came up from Louisville with his parents and brother to see his uncle. talked about being in the Army since he was in second grade,” said Janice Lubbers, Andy’s mom. “But when he actually joined, my heart sank. I have thrown myself into redecorating my house, so I don’t think about missing him, and my television is usually on weather so I don’t hear the news.” Lubbers doesn’t get homesick much because he said he is with his friends in his unit. “We do a very good job over

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Skatepark hosts Hawk Ollie’s Skatepark will host Tony Hawk and the Birdhouse Skateboard Team at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21. The team includes Riley Hawk, Kevin Staab, David Loy and Willy Santos. They will be touring and making their second stop at Ollie’s Skatepark next week. With decades of combined experience among

them, The Birdhouse Team has captured the attention of kids and adults across the globe. They continue to compete in Europe as well as the U.S. and are probably most widely watched annually on The X Games. Tickets now available at Ollie’s Skatepark, 8171 Dixie Highway, Florence, or online at

Soldier From A1 there,” he said. “I’ve been lucky in that our unit hasn’t sustained injuries or been killed. But every minute of every day we’re always looking, because the enemy is around any corner. Even here, I’m looking around. I always will.” Lubbers’ siblings, Courtney and Brandon White and Aaron Lubbers, admire their brother’s courage and determination. “We couldn’t be prouder of him,” said Courtney, speaking for all of them.

Andy Lubbers will spend the next six months in an undisclosed location in Afghanistan, “fighting the bad guys” as his 5-year-old nephew termed it. He doesn’t know if he will make the Army a career, and he has three more years to consider it. Lubbers is in the 377th MPCO Army Reserve based in Bond Hill. He says he tries not to think about the fact that every day in war could be his last. “I just trust that the good Lord will take care of me,” he said simply.


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Interest in constable seat lacking By Justin B. Duke

Two men are running for Boone County constable District 1, but neither are particularly interested in the job. The Nov. 2 ballot will show Republican David Flaig of Hebron against Democrat William Cassidy of Burlington. Flaig, the incumbent, runs for the office in order to prevent someone from holding it who would think the office carries more authority than it does. “It is what it is – it’s nothing,” Flaig said. Under Kentucky law, constables have law enforcement powers, according to the Kentucky Constable Association. But Boone County doesn’t pay its constables anything and it does not authorize them to equip their cars with any law enforcement equip-

About the office

Office: Boone County constable Term: Four years Pay: Boone County does not pay its three constables. However, constables can collect fees for various services under state law, according to the Kentucky Constable Association. Jefferson County is the exception. ment. According to the constable association, state law allows constables to collect fees for their compensation. Fees can be collected for such things as $3 for killing and burying a distempered horse, ass or mule and 50 cents for making an arrest for violations involving motor vehicles on public highways. “None of us have formal training, and I don’t want it,” Flaig said. As long as the office is

required, Flaig wants to keep it as low-key as possible. “Who are you going to vote for – someone who wants to be the leader of the Wild West or someone who understands the position?” Flaig said. Cassidy filed to run for the office, but says he is no longer running. The Boone County Board of Elections hasn’t received any notice that Cassidy has withdrawn from the race, said Rick Riddell, Boone County's director of voter registration. Since ballots are already printed, Cassidy will appear on the ballot. If a notice is received before the election, voting precincts will notify voters that a vote for Cassidy won’t count, Riddell said. Since initially filing to run for constable, Cassidy was arrested twice. In March, Cassidy was

charged with complicity to commit first-degree forgery, a class C felony. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and was conditionally discharged – a sentence similar to 12 months of probation. In May, Cassidy was charged with impersonating a peace officer for allegedly listing a motorcycle for sale on eBay as a police seizure. The charge is a class D felony. Cassidy is scheduled for an Oct. 14 trial. In the county’s two other constable races, Republicans Ken Baumgartner of Verona (District 2) and Joe Kalil of Florence (District 3) are running unopposed for two open seats. In District 2, incumbent Jim Dixon isn’t running. In District 3, Kalil beat Republican incumbent Dan Houston in the May 18 primary election. Only the voters in the particular district choose their constable.

Candidates seek magistrate seat By Paul McKibben The only contested race for a Boone County magisterial post in the Nov. 2 general election features independent Eric Cranley and Republican Michael Harness vying for the open seat in District 1. Cranley, 29, Burlington, is actually a Libertarian but Kentucky law only recognizes the Democratic and Republican parties. Therefore, all third-party candidates run as independents. Because Boone County has a commissioner form of county government, the only power of its three magistrates is to marry people and to take applications for notaries. “I’m not looking to give any official power to the position but I think the position could be used as a sort of ambassador for the county,” Cranley said via e-mail, noting an effort to try to attract and retain businesses

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Harness Cranley in the county that will bring more jobs. Harness, 43, Union, is an assessor/appraiser in the Boone County property valuation administrator’s office. He points to his work experience. “I understand how the county and state government functions and operates. I’ve worked in the community, worked in the private sector, worked in state and county government,” he said in an e-mail. “I’ve worked with many of the same people who live in this county. So I understand what our community wants and I want to be their voice.” Cranley said he plans “to be another voice for the cit-

izens to the (Boone County) Fiscal Court, someone people can go to for help. I’ve been going to the Fiscal Court meetings for a few years now, so I’m a familiar face to the commissioners.” Harness said if elected he will “maintain the integrity of the office as did my predecessor and provide a voice for the people of Boone County.” Cranley earned a bachelor’s degree in information systems in 2007 from Northern Kentucky University. He’s involved in the Libertarian Party of Kentucky, the anti-smoking ban group Northern Kentucky Choice and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He has lived in Boone County for six years. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He works as the

information technology director at Willis Music in Florence. Harness has an associate’s degree in business from Lexington Community College and bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Midway College. He is a licensed appraiser in Kentucky. He has lived in Boone County since 1997. He has been involved in the Kentucky Army National Guard and was a member of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. The seat is open because Republican incumbent Justin Crigler ran for Boone County clerk this year. He lost to former Boone County GOP chairman Kenny Brown in the May 18 primary election. Brown is challenging Democratic incumbent Rena Ping in the general election. Only voters in District 1 will vote for this magisterial seat.


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Pooch Fest returns to Florence Government Center Sept. 18 By Justin B. Duke

Every dog has its day, and Florence has its day for every dog. Florence is hosting its eighth annual Pooch Fest at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Florence

Government Center campus. Pooch Fest is a way for people to celebrate their dogs, said Parks & Recreation Administrator Vanessa Lenear. “People take a lot of pride and treat dogs like their family,” Lenear said.

BRIEFLY Oktoberfest scheduled

St. Timothy Parish in Union hosts its Oktoberfest Sept. 17-19. The festival includes drinks, food, rides, music, games, television and cash raffles and free on-site parking. Entertainment includes Route 8 on Friday, Dangerous Jim & the Slims on Saturday night and the Battle of the High School Bands on Sunday afternoon. Pay $15 on Sunday and ride all that you want to ride. For more information, visit or call 859-384-1100 ext. 23. The parish is located at U.S. 42 and Frogtown Road.

Carle to speak

The chief operating officer of St. Elizabeth Florence will be the guest speaker at the Boone County Businessmen’s

general meeting on Thursday, Sept. 30, at the Holiday Inn on Freedom Way. Chris Carle, vice president and COO at St. Elizabeth Florence, will update the businessmen on the merger of the two hospitals and give a progress report on what has been accomplished, plus future plans for the Florence facility. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. Cost is $9.99.

Lower tax rate weighed

Union’s real property tax rate is planned to be lowered to $2.16 per $1,000 of assessed value this year. Last year’s real property rate was $2.17 per $1,000 of assessed value. The proposed tangible property rate is $1.88 per $1,000 of assessed value. That’s the same as last year. The Union City Commission had a first reading of the tax rates Sept. 7. A second reading is expected for Oct. 4.

Pooch Fest features an obstacle course, best trick, best in show and owner look-alike contest. “We’ve had some really funny look-alikes,” Lenear said. Dogs can be up for the best in parade award, which is up for grabs even for dogs who don’t

participate in other contests. Pooch Fest is also a chance for dog owners to get acquainted with some of the local dog-oriented businesses that will be on hand and giving out door prizes, Lenear said. “It’s exposure for them as

well,” she said. Registration for Pooch Fest is $5 per dog and starts 30 minutes before the events. “(Owners) just need to make sure they bring a pooper scooper and make sure their (dogs’) shots are up to date,” Lenear said.

Florence questioned about reserves, tax rates By Justin B. Duke

Before Florence City Council voted 4-2 to pass the first reading of the 2010 property tax rates, they faced questions and complaints about raising the real and personal property rates. The proposed tax rates will raise real and personal property rates and decrease the collection of the city’s contribution to the state hazardous pay employees’ pension fund. The juggle would leave the overall tax rate at $2.46 per $1,000 of assessed value for real property and $4.36 per $1,000 for personal property – the same as 2009. The move would allow future councils to have a higher base to raise rates in order to keep operations

funded through 2018 if they raise property taxes, but does not guarantee they will, said Mayor Diane Whalen. Councilman Mike Apgar – who voted against the rates along with Kelly Huff – said this was a delayed tax increase that council decided to do after residents told them they didn’t want increased taxes at the Aug. 27 public hearing. “It may not take effect this year, but it will take effect for years to come,” Apgar said. Raising real and personal property rates follows a plan to keep the city funded through 2018 by creating a large reserve that would start to shrink in 2014 after operating costs grew larger than revenues. Apgar believes the plan needs to be revisited.

“That plan was put together in much better times,” he said. There’s no guarantee the economy will be better by the time next year’s council has to decide on tax rates, Apgar said. “The worst thing we could is create the temptation to compound the tax rate,” he said. The move only provides future councils the ability to fund operations, Whalen said. “It sets a stage; that’s all it does,” she said. Building a large reserve has never been in the best interest of residents, said resident Jerry Wisher. “If you’ve got $22 million in the bank, you’ve been overtaxing all along,” Wisher said.

Planning for the future has always been Florence’s philosophy, Whalen said. Instead of looking to increase real and personal property rates, the city should look into cutting recreational costs, Apgar said. Apgar cited Champion Window Field, the Florence Family Aquatic Center and World of Sports as facilities that don’t cover their costs. Their operations are subsidized by the city. If the city really needed money, it should consider selling those properties to private businesses and stop subsidizing their operations, Apgar said. The second and final reading of the tax rates is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 14.

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St. Tim’s hosts battle of the bands

By Justin B. Duke

A church festival is about to get rocked. St. Timothy Parish in Union is hosting its annual Oktoberfest Sept. 17-19. A growing event for Oktoberfest is the high school battle of the bands, where bands from all over the area put on their best show. The battle was added to Oktoberfest four years ago. “It’s something we’re trying to continue to grow,” said organizer Chuck Davis. Unlike the traditional battle of the bands format where the audience votes for the winner, bands are scored by a panel of judges. “We do it along the lines of ‘American Idol,’” Davis said. Bands are judged on talent, showmanship and creativity. Over the years, Davis has seen an improvement in the quality of musicians taking the stage.

Bands are getting more comfortable with the music they are playing, so they can focus more on putting on a show, Davis said. This year, eight bands are signed up to compete. “It looks like we have a full program,” Davis said. The bands will get to play about five songs before semifinalists are chosen to play more. Winners are finally chosen and they’ll get to play as long as they’d like the rest of the night. The winning band will leave with a $200 prize, while second place gets $100. Because the bands are high school students, music tastes run similar, Davis said. “It’s going to be rock n’ roll more than anything,” he said. This year, there will be two country bands to offer some more variety, Davis said. The battle of the bands run 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19. Admission is free.

Bridging the gap

To conclude the Summer Bridge Activity Program, Florence Elementary acknowledged the students who brought back their workbook. Approximately 100 students returned their workbook and about 80 completed the entire workbook and received a book. Everyone was a winner and received coupons to a local business and a sweet treat. The students received more than an award because they returned back to school months ahead academically due to bridging the gap in the summer months.

Boone grows by 500 students By Justin B. Duke

Despite a slow economy, there’s one group that keeps growing. Since the first day of school, Boone County Schools has had to reallocate 11 teachers to keep up with more students coming to school than planned. The district already has 417 more students in classes this year than it did at its peak enrollment last year, said Superintendent Randy Poe. “When we’re said and done, we’ll probably be around 500,”

Poe said. The growth is spread across the county, and mostly falls in the areas that feed into Ryle, Cooper and Conner high schools. These are the areas where subdivisions continue to be built. Growth for the cluster of schools feeding into Boone County High School has leveled off because the area’s development is fairly saturated, Poe said. As the schools continue to grow, portable classrooms will continue to be the district’s fix until more schools can come online, Poe said. For the number of students per

‘Stop the world’


building the district has, it is between three and eight schools behind the state average and for large school districts Boone County is about five buildings behind, he said. The issue of managing growth will continue as Poe counts roughly 1,000 more homes that are scheduled to be built in unfinished subdivisions. State funding won’t come in until overcrowding becomes a problem, Poe said. “You can’t build the buildings until the students show up,” he said.


Twelve Northern Kentucky middle school and junior high students will perform an original play at the Scheben Library in Union at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. l8. “Stop the World ...” is a story of 12 students working on a school project and answering questions like, “who am I?” “what do I want to be?” and “how would I change the world if I could?” The story deals with issues ranging from shyness to overachieving to bullying. Admission is free and audition forms will be available to those who’d like to be a part of future performances. The play is written by Jennifer Peterson, director of Kids on Stage. Above, Abby Palen sings, “You’re Just a Tween” with the rest of the girls in the cast.

COLLEGE CORNER Boone students win UK scholarships

Eleven students from Boone County have been awarded a Presidential Scholarship to attend the University of Kentucky this fall. The Presidential Scholarship is worth over $31,500. It provides the cost of in-state tuition for four years. The recipients from Boone County who have been awarded the Presidential Scholarship are: • Thomas Robert Bailie of Union, a graduate of Ryle High School; • Logan Patrick Craven of Walton, a graduate of Ryle High School; • Kaitlyn Nicole Eichinger of Union, a graduate of Ryle High School; • Joshua David King of Burlington, a graduate of Randall K. Cooper High School; • Emily Anne Koehler of Union, a graduate of Ryle High School; • Timothy Allen Lang of Hebron, a graduate of Conner Senior High School; • Bethany Jean McClintock of Union, a graduate of Ryle High School; • Andrew Keith Merkle of Burlington, a graduate of Covington Latin School; • Jordan Robert Miller of Union, a graduate of Ryle High School; • Lee Thomas Miller of Union, a graduate of Ryle High School; • Forrest Monroe Simmons of Hebron, a graduate of Conner Senior High School.

Commonwealth Scholarship awarded

Four students from Boone County have been awarded Commonwealth Scholarships to attend the University of Kentucky this fall. The Commonwealth Scholarship has a total value of $10,000 and is distributed in $2,500 increments during the student’s four years of undergraduate study. The recipients from Boone County who have been awarded the Commonwealth Scholarship are: • Danielle Blair Hughes of Union, a graduate of Ryle High School; • Sarah Lavina Kenkel of Union, a graduate of Ryle High School; • Benjamin Patrick Pio of Hebron, a graduate of Conner Senior High School; • Jacob Ryan Taylor of Hebron, a graduate of Conner Senior High School.

Vrabel named to dean’s list

JoAnn Vrabel of Union was named to the dean’s list at Miami University. Miami University students who achieved a 3.5 or better grade point average for second semester 2009-2010 were named to the dean’s list recognizing academic performance.

Toyama graduates from Miami University

Aimi Toyama of Union received a spring degree at Miami University. Miami University awarded 3,722 degrees to students during spring commencement exercises May 8 at Yager Stadium.

Gateway hosts green energy showcase Oct. 1 Gateway Community and Technical College is kicking off Energy Awareness Month by hosting a showcase of regional green energy initiatives 7:30-11:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 1. The event, partially funded through a U.S. Department of Labor grant, is being held at Gateway’s Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way, in Room 131 of the Classroom and Training Building.

Kate Shanks, assistant director of the Renewable Energy Division in the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, is the keynote speaker. She will discuss the potential for renewable energy resources in Kentucky as well as trends in renewable energy use. Additional presentations and exhibits will showcase green energy initiatives of local and regional energy providers and industry.

The program also highlights green energy technology training offered by Gateway and educational resources offered by Kentucky’s National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project. Companies represented at the showcase include Bowlin Group LLC, Duke Energy, Touchstone Energy Cooperatives (East Kentucky Power and Owen Electric), and General Cable.

Gateway will present information on solar/photovoltaic systems, wind energy technologies, and a residential energy efficiency and audit course that prepares students for Building Performance Institute (BPI) certification as a building analyst. The free event is aimed at installers, managers, supervisors and operators in the energy and communications industries; ener-

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Space rocketry fuels imagination Florence Elementary summer school students had a blast making and launching paper rockets under the direction of Bev Ketron and Sharon Young with ISPACE-TO-GO. The students learned about Sir Isaac Newton’s law of motion before participating in the hands-on activity. Mrs. Jennifer Bryngelson from Florence Elementary helped demonstrate the concept “when you push an object it push-

es back� by blowing up a balloon in a bottle. The students in the summer program ranged from kindergarteners to fourthgraders. By following detailed instructions and helping each other, each child created an air-tight rocket. They tested their rocket before adding the final touches. Of course each child was required to wear safety glasses to avoid being hit from any miss guided rock-

ets. After adding their desired amount of fins (two, three or four) the group headed to the play ground. The group launched their personalized rockets with high-powered air launchers. Each child pumped their launcher and the group counted 3, 2, 1, blast off and pressed the button to release their rocket. The rockets soared high in to the sky and the kids were in awe with excitement and amazement.

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The week at St. Henry

• The St. Henry volleyball team beat Lakota East 28-26, 26-24, Sept. 7. Also Sept. 7, Ursuline beat St. Henry 25-22, 25-13. On Sept. 9, St. Henry beat Dixie Heights 25-11, 25-11. On Sept. 10, St. Henry beat Lexington Catholic 25-8, 25-11; and beat Toledo Notre Dame 22-25, 25-21, 26-24. In the Louisville Invitational Sept. 11, St. Henry beat Lexington Catholic 25-8, 2511; then beat Toledo Notre Dame 22-25, 25-21, 26-24; then beat Notre Dame 2517,25-27; then was defeated by Fenwick 25-21, 25-22; and was defeated by St. Joseph (N.J.) 7-25, 15-25. • In boys’ golf on Sept. 9, CovCath beat St. Henry 154173. • In girls’ golf, St. Henry beat Holy Cross 217-235, Sept. 9. St. Henry’s Ashley Schneider medaled with 13 over par 49 on the front nine of Lassing Point. • In boys’ cross country, St. Henry placed first with a score of 65 in the Grant County Invitational, Sept. 11. St. Henry’s Dooley placed third at 16 minutes, 41 seconds.

The week at Cooper

• The Covington Catholic boys’ soccer team shut out Cooper 8-0, Sept. 7. • In boys’ golf, Cooper beat Dixie Heights 161-168, Sept. 7. Cooper’s Adam Millson medaled with 3 over par 39 on the back nine at Lassing Point. Cooper placed third with a 218 against Beechwood’s 176 and Simon Kenton’s 198, Sept. 9. • The girls’ cross country team placed ninth with a score of 196 in the Grant County Invitational, Sept. 11. • In girls’ soccer, Cooper lost 2-1 to Calvary Christian, Sept. 10. Cooper’s Waymeyer scored the team’s goal.

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Ryle wins, Bearcats to play 1st Friday game By James Weber

Walton-Verona will play its first Friday night home game 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17. Walton was off last week and has a 2-1 record. Boone County lost its first game of the season, falling 33-8 to Cincinnati power Anderson at home. Jordan Oppenheimer rushed for 61 yards on 14 carries with one touchdown. Drew Stuck rushed 13 times for 65 yards. Boone had just 204 yards offense to 383 for the Redskins. The schedule gets no easier for the Rebels, as three-time defending 5A state champ Highlands comes to Florence 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17. Conner lost 41-26 at Dixie Heights for its first loss of the season. Cy Smith had a great game in defeat, throwing for 377 yards and four touchdowns. Michael Mueller had two TDs, Jacob Mullderink one and Camron Fogle the other. Fogle had 11 catches for 157 yards. Conner hosts Holy Cross 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17.


Boone County senior Jordan Oppenheimer heads upfield with Anderson’s Kyle Payne the closest pursuer in the first half of Anderson’s victory over Boone County Sept. 10 in Florence. Cooper lost 28-20 to Holmes to drop 1-2. D'vontae Bradley rushed for a touchdown. Tyler Morris rushed for 82 yards and a touchdown and threw for 119 and one. The Jaguars host Lloyd 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17. Ryle improved to 2-1 by beating Newport Central Catholic 27-7. Ryle had 378 yards offense to 207 for NewCath. Travis Elliott rushed for

153 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries. Deion Mullins added 79 yards on 10 carries. Conner Hempel threw for 116 yards and a touchdown to Luke Boggs. Boggs also had a fumble recovery on defense. Court Mace had an interception. Daniel Dehner had 13 tackles and Mace 12. Ryle will host Dixie Heights 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17.


Ryle’s Lake Boggs (1) celebrates with his teammate Taylor Thibodeau (25) after scoring at touchdown during their football game at Ryle High School Sept 10 against Newport Central Catholic.

Rebel soccer makes early statement By James Weber

No matter what sport or numbering system is involved, the schools in the Boone County Schools often have competitive battles

with each other when it comes time to jockey for postseason position. In girls’ soccer, the Boone County High School Rebels have an early leg up, or 22 legs counting the starting lineup, on District

The week at Walton

• In boys’ golf, WaltonVerona beat Carroll County 168-210, Sept. 7. Walton’s Dustin Cottrell medaled with 3 over par 39 at Butler State Park. On Sept. 8, Walton-Verona beat Gallatin County 181-194. Walton’s Zach McNeil medaled with 5 over par 41 on the front nine at Sugar Bay. On Sept. 9, Walton beat Tremble County 158-186. Walton’s Preston Knibbe and Ben Poland both medaled with 2 over par 38 on the front nine at Sugar Bay. • The Walton volleyball team beat Carroll county 2518, 25-20, Sept. 7.

The week at Ryle

• Ryle’s girls’ golf team beat Dixie Heights 168-190, Sept. 8. Ryle’s Nadine Innis medaled with 4 over par 39 on the front nine at Pioneer. On Sept. 11, the Ryle girls placed third with a 356 in the Grant County Classic. • In boys’ soccer, Ryle shut out Conner 3-0, Sept. 9. Ryle’s Chris Froschauer made four saves, and Tyrus Sciarra, Kyle Sullivan and Curtis Lusco scored the goals. • In volleyball, Ryle lost to Lexington Dunbar 25-24, 2516, Sept. 9. • In girls’ cross country, Ryle placed second with a score of 42 in the Grant County Invitational, Sept. 11. Ryle’s Gonzalez placed first in 19 minutes, 23.5 seconds, and Bales placed third in 20 minutes, 26.3 seconds.



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17. That grouping has the four county district rivals – Boone, Conner, Cooper, and Ryle – plus St. Henry. The Rebels posted a 3-1 home win over Conner Sept. 8 in a key game. Both teams had identical 6-1-1 records going in. Boone went to 2-0 in the district after notching a big 3-2 win over St. Henry Aug. 30. St. Henry is defending Ninth Region champs and twotime defending 17th District titlists. “We’re the only team in our district that has tied or beaten St. Henry in four years,” Boone head coach Mike Hughes said. “That’s a big statement for our girls.” Presley Gillespie, Kelsey Pendleton and Kayla Scott each scored against Conner. Scott posted her team-high ninth goal, Pendleton her sixth and Gillespie her fourth. Two other players, Alisha Lee and Bailey Elder, have three goals each. Lee has six assists and Kayla Robertson four. They have stepped up in the absence of last year’s leading scorer, Ariel Howell, who is out for this season with an ACL injury. “The team believes in itself,” Hughes said. “We start five seniors and five juniors. We played a good game of possession and gave ourselves a chance to win. We’re creating chances that we weren’t creating in the past. That was a big question mark for us, how do you replace 18 goals. And you replace it by committee, everyone doing their part.” Scott, Elder, Robertson and Lee are seniors with starting defender Annie


Boone County junior starting midfielder Presley Gillespie (6, right) works against Kelsey O’Daniel of St. Henry Aug. 30. Browning. “This year everything is kind of special because all these seniors have been either starting or contributing since they were freshmen. So this is a culmination year, they try to put together a season like no other,” Hughes said. Cori Storms has paced Conner’s scoring. She had six goals in the first eight games. Hannah Pennington has four. Kayla Matola has five assists. Both teams still have their rivalry seeding games with Ryle to go. Boone hosts the Raiders Sept. 22, two days after playing at Cooper. Conner was set to host Ryle Sept. 15. St. Henry (7-1) has

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September 16, 2010


BRIEFLY The week at Boone

• The Notre Dame girls’ soccer team beat Boone County 4-1, Sept. 7. Boone’s Kayla Scott scored the team’s goal. • In boys cross country, Boone placed with a score of 294 in the Grant County Invitational, Sept. 11. Boone’s Beneker finished eighth in 17 minutes, 13.4 seconds. • The girls cross country team finished 12th with a score of 275 in the Grant County Invitational, Sept. 11.



Four members of Ryle’s girls’ cross country team show their team championship trophy of the Ryle Invitational Sept. 4. From left: Emily Gonzales, Alli Pratt, Gabby Gonzales and Sayaka Nakashima.

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Ryle boys’ coach Benny Deaton was happy with the Raiders’ fourth-place finish. Michael Edwards was 22nd to lead the Raiders. Brandon Longano was 28th, Ethan Brennan 29th, Alex Bloom 32nd, Andrew Tursic 37th, Cameron Brewer 48th and Trenton Pratt 49th. Bloom is the senior team captain. He, Tursic and Edwards ran in the state meet last year. “They’re running hard and practicing hard,” Deaton said. “I have 47 boys and my goal right now is to keep them healthy. I just hope they keep getting faster so we make a great showing at regionals.”

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The Ryle girls’ cross country team had to shake off early adversity in its season opener Sept. 4. Hosting the Ryle Invitational at the high school, the varsity team had to run with six starters instead of seven when Jacqueline Jones was a scratch because of injury. Jones is a returning starter from last year and was Ryle’s third-best runner in the 3A state meet. While a team meet only scores five runners, missing one can put more pressure on the other six. The Raiders won their home meet with 56 points to 77 for Dixie Heights and then spent time comforting Jones after the meet. “I told the girls they would have to step up and make up for Jacqueline not being there,” said head coach Jim Wihebrink. “We’ve got a deep team. She didn’t want to be out, but when you’re hurt you have to rest and be smart, look at the big picture. It’s better to rest and miss a meet early then run and hurt yourself and make it worse.” A familiar name led the Raiders, as senior Gabby Gonzales won in 19:23, 48 seconds over teammate Jenson Bales. Gonzales was state runner-up and regional champion last year. Emily Gonzales was fourth. Sayaka Nakashima was 10th, Alli Pratt 39th and Jessica Steffney 40th. Bales, just a seventhgrader, was Ryle’s top middle school runner last year and finished fifth in a JV race in Lexington. “She works her tail off

every day,” Wihebrink said. “She was real nervous before the race. She was worried about running. I told her to relax and do your thing.” Wihebrink is pleased he has a deep program, noting that Ryle won the middle school and JV races as well during the day. “We want to be one of the top 10 teams in the state,” Wihebrink said. “We want to compete at all levels; that’s what makes your varsity strong. When you can compete at all the levels, it builds your varsity and makes you that much stronger on top.”


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Florence Recorder

September 16, 2010

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

Strap yourself in; it’s election season With 48 days until the Nov. 2 election, the Recorder is geared up to bring you news and opinion about Boone County candidates and issues. It could be argued that the November election is a bit of a snooze locally, with the exception being the hard-fought U.S. Senate race that is heaping so much national attention on our fair state. It’s true that the real local fireworks occurred in May when the Republican primary for Boone judge-executive resulted in a recount that actually lasted longer than the Bush v. Gore debacle in 2000. But our belief is that all of the local races matter. It should matter who becomes the one in charge of issuing driver’s licenses, hearing criminal cases or deciding how taxpayer money is used in cities, schools and the county. Our goal is to write concise articles that bring home the issues you’ll decide on Nov. 2. This week, reporters Justin Duke and Paul McKibben present information about the Boone magistrate and constable positions. Each election article includes a little box – something we in the newspaper biz call a “sidebar” – that contains the office’s title, how long the term is, and how much the public official who wins the election will earn. We’ll have articles each week until Oct. 21. The Oct. 28 issue is our last before the election, and we usually keep that date free so

that no lastminute accusations come up that can’t be adequately dealt with so close to the election. This week we kick off a weekly Nancy Daly series of candiguest Senior date Editor’s columns on this page. U.S. Rep. Notebook Geoff Davis, RHebron, and his Democratic opponent, John Waltz of Florence, have written 500-word columns explaining why they want your vote. (Though the House seat is not a strictly “local” race, we’re including it since both candidates live in Boone County.) We have invited candidates running for the following races to contribute columns in upcoming issues: • District court judge, 54th district, Sept. 23 • Boone County clerk, Sept. 30 • Boone County commissioner (Charlie Walton v. David Welte), Oct. 7 • Boone County judge-executive, Oct. 14 • U.S. Senate, Oct. 21 You can be involved, too, by writing a letter to the editor. Letters should be less than 200 words, and submitted to by noon Monday each week. Nancy Daly, 859-578-1059, is senior editor of the Community Recorder in Boone County. Drop her a line at

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Activism of the meaner sort

Race aside, the immigration debate (Sept. 9 Recorder letter to the editor) here has been, from the start, federal versus state jurisdiction and judicial activism. As such, I find your reply to suffer from an utter lack of topicality. Reading comprehension is important. Regarding the former matter, immigration pertains to multiple states and countries, and is therefore a matter within federal jurisdiction. As for the latter, judicial activism is too polarizing to be allowed in normal circumstances. and is a matter of heated debate. As it stands, there are clear pros and cons. In this case, it was activism of the meaner sort. Judges who give activist rulings are only ever suspected to be activists, seeing as there isn't any real way to confirm short of their confirmation. However, judges or commissioners who identify themselves and then give a partial opinion are guilty of both appeal to authority and judicial activism of a prejudicial sort. As for the actual constitutionality of the Arizona law in the court system, in the 1886 case Boyd v. The United States, the Waite court found that asking an individual to provide his or her personal papers without a warrant violated the Fourth and Fifth amendments. Ian Robinson Cedarwood Drive Union

Miracles at Beck rally

I feel like I am one of the fortunate people who was able to experience the Restoring Honor Rally in D.C. personally. There were many miracles that took place on Aug. 28. Glenn Beck tried for a year to get the color guard to hold the flag for the Pledge of Allegiance and was unable to get

About letters & columns We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in the Recorder. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Monday E-mail: kynews@community Fax: 859-283-7285 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. them, but at 9:59, a minute before the rally was to begin, a flock of geese flew over in perfect formation – a fly over. We can’t control what God can do for us. The fact that there were more than 500,000 people there with no arrests or no trash left behind is quite amazing. A man lost his wallet and he and his wife mentioned it to the police and they said good luck. Around 6 p.m. that evening their wallet had been turned in with nothing missing. There are many more acts of kindness that took place that day, too many to mention here, but being with people who love God and neighbor, want taxes lowered, want to get back to the Constitution and the things that make the U.S.A. a great country is to me a super place to be. Jim Foltz Petersburg Road Burlington




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America is at a critical crossroads. The Washington agenda set by President Obama and Speaker Pelosi is not working. With the failed trillion-dollar stimulus, the trillion-dollar government takeover of health care, the answer given has been more government, more spending, more borrowing and more taxes. Our unemployment rate continues to hover near 10 percent and the federal debt exceeds $13 trillion. Simply put, we cannot spend our way to prosperity. Empowering the American people will lead us toward prosperity. As a former small business owner, I understand the importance of rewarding ingenuity and creativity I am committed to fiscally responsible solutions for creating jobs here in Kentucky. I am fighting against the borrow, bailout, tax and spend agenda in Washington. The federal government must adopt a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution to require fiscal sanity in Washington. Restoring fiscal discipline to Washington is necessary to protect and promote the opportunities of the next generation. Otherwise, we are robbing our children of a future. Washington must be made to

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manage the national budget the way families and small business owners do: balanced. As I listen to Kentuckians across the disGeoff Davis trict, I constantly Community hear deep conover the Recorder cerns government guest takeover of columnist health care. This fiscally destructive law must be repealed and replaced with reforms that will protect your doctor/patient relationship; Medicare benefits for seniors; Social Security; and reduce the cost of health care. Working with a constituent, I introduced H.R. 3765, the REINS Act, which would rein in the regulations imposed by unelected Washington bureaucrats burdening Kentucky families and businesses. The REINS Act would require Congress to take an up-ordown vote on every new major rule before it can be enforced on Americans. For example, when the EPA imposed an $800 million consent decree on Northern Kentucky to comply with an unfunded mandate for storm water compliance,

all of our sewer rates doubled and voters had no say. This is wrong. With REINS, we could restore control to the people and prevent this type of regulatory tyranny. In addition, I have led efforts to correct the inequities in disability retirement pay for the National Guard and Reserves who are injured in combat, increased transparency in financial reporting, improve programs for the homeless; and enhance coal-toliquids technology to create jobs and affordable energy. I have always made service to Kentuckians a top priority. I am committed to responding to the concerns of constituents, assisting seniors and veterans, and ensuring that all Kentuckians have a strong advocate with federal agencies. As an 11-year Army veteran, I am working to ensuring that all veterans receive the benefits they deserve. Our office has helped thousands of Kentuckians and I hope to have the opportunity to help thousands more. I am committed to serve you by hard work and listening to your ideas. Together, we can restore our nation to strength and prosperity. Geoff Davis of Hebron is the Republican candidate for the 4th District U.S. House of Representatives. He is the incumbent.

I share voters’ frustration As a Boone County resident, I appreciate the opportunity to speak directly to voters in my hometown paper. My name is John Waltz and I am running for Congress because I share the frustration and anger so many other people are feeling this year. Our government is not functional and I’m tired of watching those who are supposed to represent us play their own political games. When I came back from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, I needed help from the Veteran’s Administration. I went to our own congressman, Geoff Davis, for help and I got the brush-off. I had to take my case all the way to the White House before I got the help I needed. I realized too many other vets have the same problems and I started working for veterans by trying to pass legislation like the new GI Bill. I also realized how much of our hard-earned money was being flushed away in Iraq to out-ofcontrol contractors that weren’t doing their jobs. I helped start a nonprofit to rebuild hospitals in Iraq. As I worked for vets and got more involved in politics, I came

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to know one thing for certain. Washington, and in particular, Davis, is not working for us anymore. We need to make some serious changes, and we can start right here at home by electing someone that knows what it’s like to struggle to make

ends meet. I don’t think there are enough people in Congress like you and me. I care about the wars because I actually served in the Navy. I care about getting health care reform done right because it has affected my family every bit as much as it has affected yours. I care about financial reform because I know too many people that have lost their homes and their jobs. These issues are not abstract and we need legislators that can relate. Here are a few of my plans when I get to Congress. 1. I’ll cut my own salary in

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“10-6. I will follow them as in the past. I am a fan but not eating Ochocincos yet.” G.G.

half and will fight to see that the president and Congress can never get pay raises if they haven’t balanced the budget. Davis has voted for every pay raise he could. 2. Congress should be tied to the same programs they enact for the people. Representatives can pay into Social Security and get a 401K like the rest of us. Maybe then they would actually fix Social Security instead of kicking the can down the road. 3. Congress should be obligated to use the same health care system all the rest of us use. 4. No more shipping jobs overseas. I’ll vote to end tax breaks for companies that ship jobs out and work hard to reward small businesses for creating jobs. 5. I am tired of bickering political games. I’ll work with anyone when it means creating jobs, getting our budget under control, or helping people succeed. I appreciate the Recorder’s efforts to inform people about the candidates and thank them for their efforts. John Waltz, a Florence resident, is the Democratic candidate for the Fourth District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Battle back against bed bugs Our region’s bed bugs have gotten a lot of publicity lately. Be assured that while media attention has focused on our area, the problem is not limited to here. Since the resurgence of bed bugs started in the United States about three years ago, the areas affected have continued to increase, as has the degree to which the infestations have occurred. Our area is no exception. They have been found in local hotels, apartments, single family homes, libraries, workplaces, etc. The potential exists for them to be transported to almost any public building, vehicle or work site. Signs of infestation include the eggs, bugs themselves, small dark spots from their waste, and dried blood spots/smears from bed bugs that were not quick enough to keep from getting squished. You could drive yourself crazy thinking about bed bugs and never leave your home, never allow anyone into your home and not bring any items indoors. Realistically, none of us will be able to guarantee we won’t be exposed.

But a little common sense can go a long way. Do not bring items into your home from an unknown or questionable source unless you are comfortable there is not infestation. This includes furniture from yard sales, auctions or items set out for disposal. Regularly check any items your child takes back and forth to school or child care, like backpacks. Regularly inspect your family’s mattresses, bedding and rooms. Be vigilant at hotels. Check the room before taking your luggage in with you. When returning home, carefully check items. Bed bugs might be in the seats of movie theaters, libraries or similar public sites, so try not to take in items you don’t have to have, like purses or jackets. If you live in an apartment complex or condo, bed bugs can move from one unit into others. Work closely with landlords to be on the look out for signs of infestation. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to bed bugs while you were out, you can wash your clothes in the washing

machine and then dry on high heat (at least 120 d e g r e e s Steve Fahrenheit) Divine to kill off bed bugs and Community their eggs. Recorder If you guest have bed columnist bug infestation in your home, it needs to be evaluated and treated by a licensed pest control professional. It’s important to address the situation immediately. If you rent an apartment, contact your landlord. More information is available on the health department’s website at bedbugs. Unfortunately, these critters will be with us for the foreseeable future, so let’s deal with them to the best of our abilities. Being cautious and proactive can go along way towards preventing bed bugs from spreading. Steve Divine is director of environmental health and safety at the Northern Kentucky Health Department.

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Gatekeepers of legislative process Folks ask me what I have been doing during the summer, and many times they are surprised by my response that I have been in Frankfort most of the time, since the legislature meets during the winter. Two things we legislators particularly focus on when the legislature is not in session are constituent services and committees. Constituent work is enjoyable, as I try to help citizens who have nowhere else to turn with their difficult problems, especially in these hard economic times. I’ve handled more than 300 of these complaints since the first of the year and they are extremely varied. They deal with everything from Medicaid to child support to unemployment to jury duty questions, and many more. Many times there are no legislative solutions, so my role is to get them in touch with the proper agency, church or charity if there is one. The other focus of the summer is committee work. In the legislature, committees are often called the gatekeepers of the process. I serve on more committees

than most – a total of seven, in addition to several subcommittees. They are Banking and State Sen. I n s u r a n c e , John J u d i c i a r y , Schickel State and GovCommunity Local ernment, Recorder Transportaguest tion, Licensand columnist ing Occupations, Natural Resources, and Program Review and Investigations. During the interim, when the legislature is not in session, the Senate and House standing committees meet in “joint committees” to study issues so that we can hit the ground running when the legislative session opens at the first of the year. During the legislative session, all legislation must first be approved by the appropriate committee before it goes to the floor of the Senate or House. That’s where it gets dicey. Committee chairmen have sole discretion on whether a bill is heard, and the majority party in each chamber

appoints committee chairs. In the Senate, the Republicans are in the majority, while Democrats have the majority in the House. Therefore, Republicans chair Senate committees and Democrats chair House committees. Serving on seven committees, some weeks I am in Frankfort five days a week. During the interim, we have time to study issues in more detail before the session starts in January. This is important many times because once the session starts, time is very limited. If you have a constituent matter which you would like to talk about, or if you have an issue that you think one of my committees should review, I would love to talk to you. E-mail me through the legislative website at, or call me at 502-564-8100, ext. 617 or 1-800-372-7181. State Sen. John Schickel, RUnion, represents the 11th Senate District which includes Boone and Gallatin counties and part of Kenton County.


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They must have been beautiful babies. Hundreds of parents and children crowded into the Boone County 4-H and Utopia Fair again this year to see who would be named the cutest of the cute. On this page are those winners sent in by their proud parents. Congratulations to all of the winners.

Annabelle Hunt

5th place, 6-12 month girls

Jagger Sheanshang

Sophia Marcum

1st place, 2-year-old girls

Preston Carter Piper

3rd place, 3-year-old boys

5th place, 6-12 month boys

2nd place, 1-year-old girls

2nd place, 3-year-old girls

2nd place, 2-year-old girls

1st place, 1-year-old girls

2nd place, 1-year-old girls

1st place, 3-year-old boys

5th place, 3-year-old girls

Tyler James Wolfe

Devin Patton

5th place, 3-year-old boys

Benjamin Unkraut

Georgia Kate Anderson

2nd place, 4-year-old boys

Alexis Vagedes

Jaelyn Jones

5th place, 1-year-old boys

Naomi Sithole

Greta Clayton

Adriana Dunlop

Mason Maynard

Jude Ours

1st place, 1-year-old boys

Dakota Roaden

2nd place, 3-year-old boys

3rd place, 2-year-old girls

1st place, 4-year-old girls

4th place, 1-year-old girls

Dean Turner

Camille Gordon

Lauren Franxman

Sylee Moss

Noah Allen

1st place, 2-year-old boys

Keegan Rascon

3rd place, 4-year-old boys

Lillian Eve Fey

3rd place, 4-year-old girls

5th place, 2-year-old girls

4th place, 1-year-old boy

4th place, 6-12 month girls

Katelyn Marie Ferrell

Enzo Anthony Walters

Jenna Miracle

Breelyn Rickey

John Philipp

5th place, 4-year-old girls

Addison Damico

Kieran Breck Stephenson

5th place, 4-year-old boys

3rd place, 1-year-old girls

Dani Shea-Lynn Wright

3rd place, 3-year-old girls

2nd place, 1-year-old boys

4th place, 6-12 month boys

Casey Horton

2nd place, 2-year-old boys


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COOKING CLASSES Walk and Wok at the Boone County Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, We’ll walk (at least a mile), buy foods at local farmers market, cook and eat lunch. Registration required, space limited. Event in conjunction with NKY Extension Challenge 10/10/10. Free. Registration required. 586-6101; Burlington. FARMERS MARKET

McGlasson’s Fruit & Vegetable Farm, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. McGlasson‚Äôs Fruit & Vegetable Farm, 5832 River Road, Vegetables and fruits while in season-calendar on website. Some you-pick. Includes tomatoes, sweet corn, peaches, apples, red potatoes, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, green peppers, cabbage, green onions, watermelons, squash, okra, eggplant, pumpkins, fall decorations, apple cider and more. 689-5229; Hebron. Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, Ky. 18 and Camp Ernst Road, From apples to zucchini, and everything in between. With perennial plants, there are annuals and hanging baskets for all occasions. Presented by Boone County Cooperative Extension Service. 586-6101. Burlington. Boone County Farmers Market Florence Satellite, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Locally grown and produced food items. Presented by Boone County Cooperative Extension Service. 3422665; Florence.


Oktoberfest, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Music by Route 8. St. Timothy Parish, 10272 U.S. 42, German and American food, drinks, midway rides, games, music, TV and cash raffles and free on-site parking. Family friendly. Free. 384-1100. Union.


USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-midnight Preview. BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Forty-minute tour of haunted boat. Three levels and more than 40 horrifying areas. Nightmare Landing, family-fun center with enclosed waiting area. RIP express tickets “skip the line.” Not recommended for children. Ages 10 and under with adult. Family friendly. $60 six-pack, $48 four pack; $20 RIP express - skip the line, $16 single. Presented by USS Nightmare. 261-8500; Newport. Sandylandacres Haunted Hayride, 8 p.m.midnight, Sandyland Acres, 4172 Belleview Road, Twenty five minute tractor drawn wagon ride, sending you into the deep darkness of corn fields and woods. $12. 3220516; Petersburg.


Live @ the Library, 7 p.m. Music by Jeffrey Foucault. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Presented by Boone County Public Library. 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. 342-2665; 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. 342-2665; Florence.


Junior Brown, 8:30 p.m. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Honky-Tonk guitarist extraordinaire. With the Guitars. $25, $20 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions Inc.. 513-779-9462; Newport.


DeRay Davis, 8 p.m. Dinner available. $17. 10:30 p.m. Dinner available. $17. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Comedian and actor. Ages 18 and up. 9572000; Newport.


Fall Meet, 5:30 p.m. American Cornhole Masters Qualifier at 6:30 p.m. Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Live thoroughbred racing. Homestretch reservations available. Prime rib buffet available Fridays, Lunch buffet available Saturdays. Free. 371-0200. Florence.

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ON STAGE - CHILDREN’S THEATER Stop the World! I Want to be Heard!, 2 p.m. Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Explore everyday issues in students’ lives ranging from bullying to dealing with failure. Directed by Jennifer Peterson. Actors ages 10-15. Presented by Kids on Stage. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Union.

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Freedom Dancers, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Florence Christian Church, 300 Main St. Family-friendly group that square dances and line dances. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427; Florence.


Oktoberfest, 5:30 p.m.-midnight Music by Dangerous Jim & the Slims. St. Timothy Parish, Free. 384-1100. Union. Kelly Cobras’ Car and Craft Show, 11 a.m.4 p.m. Kelly Elementary School, 6775 McVille Road, For car exhibitors, car enthusiasts and families. Free. 283-1603; Burlington. Fall Festivals, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Kinman Farms, 4175 Burlington Pike, Hayrides, bonfire, pumpkins, barn animals, corn maze, pony rides, face painting and more. Family friendly. $8. Through Oct. 31. 689-2682; Boone County.


Dinsmore Homestead, 1 p.m.-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. 586-6117; Burlington.


USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-midnight Preview. BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $60 six-pack, $48 four pack; $20 RIP express - skip the line, $16 single. 261-8500; Newport. Sandylandacres Haunted Hayride, 8 p.m.midnight, Sandyland Acres, $12. 322-0516; Petersburg.


The Beauty of the Region’s Farms Photo Display, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 342-2665; Burlington. Karen Rich’s Artifact Collection From Peru Display, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Florence Branch Library, 342-2665; Florence. Sam Barlett’s Stuntology Show, 2 p.m. Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Music and magic tricks by Sam Bartlett. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Hebron.


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


Creation Museum, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Creation Museum, $21.95 ages 13-59, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg.

SPORTS-REGISTRATIONS Sports of All Sorts Youth Association Mens and Womens Basketball Leagues, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 300 per team. Registration required. 372-7754; Union. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 1 9


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.


Oktoberfest, 12:30 p.m.-7 p.m. High school “Battle of the Bands.” $15 all-you-can-ride pass. St. Timothy Parish, Free. 384-1100. Union. Fall Festivals, noon-7 p.m. Kinman Farms, $8. 689-2682; Boone County.


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


The Beauty of the Region’s Farms Photo Display, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 342-2665; Burlington. Karen Rich’s Artifact Collection From Peru Display, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Florence Branch Library, 3422665; Florence. Balloon Art, 2 p.m. Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Balloon Artist Rich Markovic demonstrates how to make animals and other balloon figures. Ages 8-12. 342-2665; Union.


“Nightmare at Shadowbox!” comes to Shadowbox Cabaret at Newport on the Levee with a collection of haunting music and sinister sketches for the howling season, Thursdays through Saturdays, until Nov. 27. Show times are 7:30 p.m. each night and 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $30; $20, students, seniors and active military personnel. Food and drinks are available. Call 859-957-7625 or visit Pictured, seated: John Boyd, left, Edelyn Parker, Brandon Anderson, Leah Haviland and standing: Stacie Boord, left, and Sami Shaaban. M O N D A Y, S E P T . 2 0


Boone County Conservation District Board Meeting, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Boone County Conservation District, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Free. 586-7903. Burlington.


Yoga, 7 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Bring mat. $25 per month. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 334-2117; Burlington. Gentle Yoga, 6 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Basic postures and flows. Bring mat. $25 fee for month. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 334-2117; Burlington.


Community Blood Drive, 1 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Registration required. Presented by Hoxworth Blood Center. 342-2665. Burlington.


The Beauty of the Region’s Farms Photo Display, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 342-2665; Burlington. Karen Rich’s Artifact Collection From Peru Display, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Florence Branch Library, 342-2665; Florence. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 2 1


Internet, 10 a.m. Level 2. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, How to connect to the Internet from home, what you can find online and how to get a Web site. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 3422665. Burlington.

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Tai Chi, 7:30 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Physical movements that facilitate flow of Chi or cosmic energy while relaxing mind and body as one in motion. All skill levels. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. $25 monthly. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 3342117; Burlington.


Guided Meditation, 6:30 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn how guided imagery and proper breathing technique can help you reduce stress and improve your overall health. $14 per month. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Burlington.


Chess Club, 7 p.m. Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, All ages and levels. Instruction available. 342-2665; Florence. The Beauty of the Region’s Farms Photo Display, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 342-2665; Burlington.

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EDUCATION E-mail Basics, 10 a.m. Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Learn to set up free account, how to prevent viruses and etiquette tips. Free. Registration required. 3422665. Florence. A is for Apple, 6:30 p.m. Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Information on large variety of apples on market and what their best uses are along with their nutritional contributions to our eating plans. Ages 21 and up. Free. 586-6101; Burlington. LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Talk Like a Pirate, 6:30 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Ages 68. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Burlington.


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. 5865700; Burlington.


Travel Scrapbooking, 7 p.m. Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Create a travel scrapbook page with photos from vacation. Bring own photos and own tools. Registration required. 342-2665; Hebron. Wild About Animals, 11 a.m. Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Hands-on activities about animals from around the world. No live animals. Ages 3-6. 342-2665; Hebron.


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



Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” comes to the Aronoff Center for the Arts Tuesday, Sept. 21 through Oct. 3. Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the romance of two couples against the backdrop of war and prejudice. Performances are 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets start at $22.50 and can be purchased at or at 800-982-2787.

Sports of All Sorts Youth Association Winter AAU Basketball, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $275 per team. Registration required. 372-7754; Union. Sports of All Sorts Youth Association Mens and Womens Basketball Leagues, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 300 per team. Registration required. 372-7754; Union.


Michael Uslan, executive producer of the “Batman” movies and comic book historian is the main attraction at the Cincinnati Comic Expo, held Saturday, Sept. 18. It is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cintas Center, 1624 Herald Ave. Tickets are $7, $5 for students with ID and free admission for ages 10 and under with a paying adult. Artists, writers and vendors will be on hand throughout the day. Visit


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What do you call it? An affair or a betrayal? You know what a euphemism is? It’s something awful dressed up to look like something nice. It’s words in sheep’s clothing. For example, betraying the vow you made to your spouse when you were married is not called a betrayal, adultery or being unfaithful. It’s called, “extramarital sex,” “one-night stand,” “playing around” or having “an affair.” A word like affair can even have a certain sophistication about it, and not only to “Desperate Housewives.” Some studies suggest almost half of husbands are unfaithful at some point in their marriage. Women are less to be unfaithful, but researchers admit they’re not really sure about that because women are better at concealing it and are less likely to own up to it. Why are we so blasé about the most sacred and

serious vow we make in our lives? What are the possib l e motives? Some Father Lou are: wantGuntzelman ing to feel Perspectives desired or young or free; a narcissistic ego seeking grandiosity; looking for more emotional intimacy and warmth; wanting to rebel, humiliate or punish the other, or to prove you’ve still got it; seeking pleasure without personal and emotional involvement; trying to alleviate loneliness; acting out an envy which thinks every other couple is more sexually fulfilled, so why not me? It can also be a way to deny the coming of middle age, or to regain the thrill of early romance, and so on. Author Ruth Houston

says, “Women are usually looking for emotional fulfillment and men are looking for sex. Women tend to do it as a last resort after they’ve tried everything else, but their words have fallen on deaf ears.” Psychologist David Wexler says, “Men feel alive and worthy when they look into the eyes of a partner and see love, delight and respect mirrored back. A ‘broken mirror’ is a partner’s constant view.” The joining of two people in marriage is founded upon a mutual exchange of holy pledges. These are the only true vows that most people will ever make.

A vow differs from a mere promise or a resolution. A vow is not like the signing of a legal document nor is it like any other human promise. A vow differs from a mere promise or a resolution. A vow is not like the signing of a legal document nor is it like any other human promise. As author Mike Mason puts it, “A vow is, per se, a confession of inadequacy and an automatic calling upon the only adequacy there is, which is the mercy and power of God. “To keep a vow means not just to keep from breaking it, but rather to devote the rest of one’s life to dis-

covering what the vow means, and to be willing to change and grow accordingly.” Marital unfaithfulness brings some temporary pleasures but also a spreading dishonesty and guilt – especially if one has thought of oneself as an honest person. “It’s awfully easy to lie when you know you are trusted implicitly – and so very degrading,” said Laura in the movie “Brief Encounter.”

Despite the casualness with which some brush off their infidelities or excuse a “casual fling,” it is deeply disturbing to the cheatedupon spouse. It means that something important is lost and gone from the marriage, perhaps forever. The trust, the love, the many dreams that were shared when the vows were first made, don’t shine as brightly anymore – and, in pain, one wonders if they ever will. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Smart idea to check out used car before buying it There are several steps to take in order to protect yourself when buying a used car. I continue to receive several complaints each month from used car buyers who complain the vehicle doesn’t work correctly and the dealer won’t do anything about it. They fail to realize often the dealer is not obligated to do so. If the vehicle is sold “As Is” it doesn’t even have to be roadworthy. Lawrence Bailey of Forest Park was looking for an older-model Mercedes Benz, saw one advertised, and went to the used car dealer offering it for sale. While taking it for a test drive he noticed several problems. “Lights on the dashboard came on. They said they would take care of those things and I could pick the car up the next day,” Bailey said. Bailey agreed to pay $4,300 for the vehicle and the next day drove it off the lot. On his way home he noticed the odometer was not moving and called the dealership. “The salesman said, ‘If you give me $75 to $125, we’ll put another one in there and we just won’t charge you labor,’ ” Bailey said. Bailey said he was not at all happy with that response, nor with the black paint that was washing off the back of the car with the first rain. The ad for the car said it was black, so did the key chain tag – but the sales contract said it was slate gray. It’s that slate gray color that was now coming through under the black paint. The biggest problem for Bailey is he relied on the odometer statement he received from the dealer stating the vehicle had 158,000 miles on it. The statement failed to disclose the odometer could be wrong. No one really knows how many miles are on the car, but Bailey sus-

pects there could be a lot more. “They have it listed as 158,413, but I later f o u n d Howard Ain some docHey Howard! uments in the glove box that said it was over 200,000 miles,” Bailey said. He found that reading on a transmission repair receipt dated three years ago. In addition, there were service stickers on the inside of the front door that stated the car had been serviced long after it had traveled 158,000 miles. “I would just like my money back and not even deal with it any further,” Bailey said. If the documents with the car are correct, the odometer has been rolled back – possibly in order to get a higher sale price. The car salesman tells me he was unaware there were any odometer problems at the time of sale. Bailey complained to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and state officials at first treated it as a broken odometer. After I contacted them, and explained about the possible odometer rollback, officials have decided to take another look at the complaint. To avoid such problems, I suggest getting a Carfax report before buying a used car. Bailey said he did ask the dealer for one before he bought the Mercedes but was told the dealer couldn’t get one. In addition, get the car checked out by an independent certified mechanic – they’ll know what items need checking. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Enjoy beginning of fall with end-of-garden soup No matter how much time I allow for cleaning the house and cooking the food when we have people over, I always wind up with more to do than I thought. And I always like to mop the kitchen floor before our guests come. My husband, Frank, thinks I’d be less stressed if I paid less attention to the floor. “No one ever looks at the floor,� he tells me. Well, that may be true, but I do and I admit I’m obsessive about it getting mopped. I wonder how many of you feel the same way?

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Afternoon trail ride scheduled for Sept. 18 It’s time to say goodbye to summer and hello to the best trail riding time of the year, at the fourth annual A.J. Jolly Trail Ride on Saturday, Sept. 18. Sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Horse Network, Saturday, the afternoon offers horse enthusiasts a chance to ride the newly expanded and

improved trails at A.J. Jolly Park, Grants Lick. Ride on your own, exploring up to 12 miles of marked trails, and enjoy an evening grill-out at 5 p.m. with other riders. Bring lawn chairs. This year’s ride features a “poker run” and new youth-only events. Drawings for door prizes and a

split-the-pot to help support NKHN Trail construction projects will conclude the evening. The park closes at dusk. No alcohol is permitted. Registration and the ride will start at noon. There is ample trailer parking in a special designated area for this event. A $5 park permit fee will be

charged to all vehicles. Cost to ride is $15 per person or $25 for a family. NKHN members ride free. A current negative Coggins Test is required by state law and will be checked at park gate. Please RSVP for meal count by calling the Campbell County Extension Office at 859-572-2600. For addi-

tional information or to be a sponsor, e-mail Jim Mayer,, or Tracy Spenlau, The Northern Kentucky Horse Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the horse popula-

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Direct Fire Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During Basic Combat Training, soldiesr receive training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. The Advanced Individual Training course is designed to train indirect fire infantry soldiers to employ, fire and recover anti-personnel and anti-tank mines; locate, neutralize and extract mines; and map reading and ground navigation. Benke is the son of Scott Benke of Union and Laura Benke of Florence. The private is a 2008 graduate of Larry A. Ryle High School.

Plant pansies by mid-September Question: Is it better to plant pansies in the spring or the fall? Answer: Pansies planted in late August or early September are usually twice as large and showy by the following May as they would be if not planted until spring. If you plant pansies this weekend, bloom will continue into the winter, and spring flowering usually starts by early March, continuing through next June. Pansies, usually classified as cool-season annuals or short-lived perennials, are winter hardy if planted in early fall to allow the roots to get established before freezing temperatures arrive. Even the flowers will tolerate temperatures down to 15 degrees F. Some foliage is damaged by temperatures less than 10 degrees, but basal portions of the stems are hardy to temperatures of -18 degrees F. When selecting pansies for fall planting, here are some of the best ones for overall flower display and cold hardiness: Angel Breath, Aurora, Butterfly

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Bridges for a Just Community, the Hispanic Chamber, Cincinnati League of United Latin American Citizens and the Cincinnati Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs have announced that Hispanic Heritage Month will be observed Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. It is sponsored by Macy’s, Fifth Third Bank and Corona Extra. Local events and programs have included the release of the new 2010 Economic Impact Study of Hispanics in Greater Cincinnati on Sept. 9 and an afterwork Fountain Square Hispanic Heritage Month Salsa Kickoff Celebration Sept. 16. The salsa celebration will coincide with the summer’s last “Salsa on the Square” sponsored by PNC Bank. Other activities are an immigration forum at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Freedom Center and Reds Hispanic Heritage Day at Great American Ball Park Oct. 2. For a calendar of activities, visit “Our local Hispanic community is growing rapidly, having a significant positive impact on our economy,” said Robert C. “Chip” Harrod, president and CEO of Bridges for a Just Community. “Hispanic Heritage Month provides the opportunity to Increase familiarity with our growing Hispanic population, which will help reduce incidences of unfair treatment in the community,” he added. “Now in our fourth year, the annual Hispanic Heritage Month campaign continues to gain more support – the celebration provides a more balanced perspective of our growing Hispanic community, including the cultural enrichment and economic contributions we bring to the region,” said Neil Comber, an organizer of the local Hispanic Heritage Month and member of the Bridges board.


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As Peter Walsh, organizational guru, says, “If your home is a reflection of who you are, then your kitchen is a reflection of the way you eat and the way you feel about food.” Take a minute to think about that statement and how it might apply to you and your life. Are the counters in your kitchen so filled with clutter that you couldn’t cut an apple in half or fix a healthy snack or meal if your life depended on it? Is the freezer stuffed with convenience meals that are high in fat, sodium, and food additives because your life is so cluttered with activities you don’t want to make the time to cook healthier foods? Do you not even bother with your kitchen because you eat all of your meals away from home? Are dirty dishes piled in the sink (and not washed until you absolutely need a clean spoon or cup)? Do you have a plethora of gadgets and cooking utensils that you never use and may not even know how to use? What would someone find if they opened your refrigerator? Would there be fresh foods waiting to be prepared or wilted and rotting foods that you’ve never gotten around to tossing? What does all of this have to do with weight issues? Well, you can’t fix healthy foods in a kitchen that is cluttered. Nor can you prepare healthy meals if you don’t have the foods and products on hand with which to accomplish the task. Healthy lives include healthy habits and healthy food intakes. Take some time to organize your kitchen and eating area. Discard out-of-date products. Clear off all flat surfaces. Give away, discard or donate those things that no longer work or that are no longer used or useful. Take some time to organize the work space, clean out the refrigerator, freezer, and cabinets. Make your kitchen a place where healthy foods are readily available and easily prepared. Take some time to sit down one day a week and

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Alexandra N. Johnston, 21, shoplifting at Mall Rd., Aug. 22. Erica C. Schrage, 21, shoplifting at Mall Rd., Aug. 22. Brandon T. Loftis, 24, possession of marijuana at Roger Ln., Aug. 23. Anthony Creer, 39, theft at Tanner’s Ln., Aug. 24. Rachel E. Eilerman, 19, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Dr., Aug. 24. Joshua E. Jones, 25, second-degree assault at 10038 Braxton Dr., Aug. 25. Traci M. Sierocki, 34, DUI at Sandstone Ct., Aug. 26. Andrea K. Horan, 21, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Dr., Aug. 27. Christopher M. Moock, 30, possession of controlled substance (heroin) and second-degree trafficking of a controlled substance at I-75 southbound, Aug. 27. Timothy P. Sullivan, 51, shoplifting at Spiral Dr., Aug. 28. Sergio Morales, 28, DUI at Hillcrest Dr., Aug. 29. Sarah E. Knigga, 23, second-degree disorderly conduct, third-degree terroristic threatening at Cliffview Ln., Aug. 23. Carlis R. Mills, 22, operating on suspended license at Interstate 75, July 11.

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Incidents/Reports Alcohol intoxication

Reported at 439 Deer Trace Dr., July 8.


Victim assaulted by subject at 7860 Mall Rd., Aug. 25.


Reported at 9951 Calava Ct., July 11.

Criminal mischief

Vehicles vandalized at 6936 Oakwood Dr., Aug. 22. Vehicles vandalized at Evergreen Dr. and Weaver Rd., Aug. 22. Reported at 35 School Rd., July 11. Reported at 5768 Commercial Dr., July 11. Reported at 8731 Evergreed Dr., July 10. Reported at 12024 Rachel Ann Dr., July 10. Reported at 3299 Cougar Path, July 6.

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Subject tried to purchase goods with forged check at 7625 Doering Dr., Aug. 28.


Reported at 6025 Rogers Ln., July 9.


Reported at 6565 Rosetta Dr., July 9.

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Victim's ientity stolen and used at Celtic Ash Ave., Aug. 25.

Possession of controlled substance

Reported at 1815 Lily Pad Ct., July 10. Officers found a controlled substance on a subject at the rest area at I75 southbound, Aug. 27.

Receiving stolen property

Reported at Interstate 75, July 6.

Terroristic threatening

Reported at 1707 Eads Rd., July 10. Reported at 1575 Englewood Pl., July 7.


Subject attempted to steal merchan-

dise from business at 2108 Mall Rd., Aug. 22. Subject tried to steal goods from Wal-Mart at 7625 Doering Dr., Aug. 24. Subject tried to steal goods from Wal-Mart at 7625 Doering Dr., Aug. 27. Subject tried to steal goods from Kohl's at 61 Spiral Dr., Aug. 28. Money stolen from restaurant at 8117 US 42, Aug. 18. Clothes stolen from Florence Coin and Laundry at 7628 Burlington Pk., Aug. 24. Items stolen from victim's residence at 8120 Diane Dr., Aug. 24. Registration plate stolen from vehicle at Mount Zion Rd., Aug. 26. Goods taken from residence at Raintree Rd., Aug. 27. Registration plate stolen from vehicle at Preakness Dr., Aug. 29. Items stolen from business at 1000 Mall Rd., Aug. 28. Medicine stolen from residence at 1110 Tamarack Cir., Aug. 30. Reported at 4847 Dartmouth Dr., July 11. Reported at 4795 Cornell Rd., July 11. Reported at 10024 Hempsteade Dr., July 10. Reported at 5874 Veterans Way, July 10. Reported at 13260 Service Rd., July 10. Reported at 8472 Woodcreek Dr., July 9. Reported at 186 Richwood Rd., July 8. Reported at 6309 Tessie Cir., July 6. Reported at 2075 Litton Ln., July 7. Reported at Verona-Mudlick Rd., July 7.

Theft by deception

Subject write bad checks to purchase items at 7622 Mall Rd., Aug. 25.


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Florence Recorder

September 16, 2010


DEATHS Mabel K. Benson, 91, of Florence, formerly of Villa Hills, died Sept. 5, 2010, at Florence Park Care Center, Florence. She was a retired executive secretary for Kentucky Motors for more than 35 years. She was a longtime member of Fort Mitchell Baptist Church, a Kentucky Colonel and she enjoyed traveling. Her husband, Ray H. Benson, died in 2007 and a daughter, Vicki Rae Benson, died previously. Survivors include daughters, Rebecca Benson of Latonia and Rita Brady of Covington; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Kenton County Animal Shelter, 1020 Mary Laidley Drive, Covington, KY 41015.

Lisa Michele Cahill

Lisa Michele Morgan Cahill, 45, of Glasgow, Ky., died Sept. 8, 2010, at Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati. She was a nursing technician for 10 years. Survivors include her husband, Douglas Cahill of Cincinnati; son, Andrew Mays of Florence; parents, Lillian "Shirley" Mays of Florence and Joseph Morgan of Norwood, Ohio; brother, Wesley Morgan of Crescent Springs; sister, Amy Stewart of Union; and six nieces and nephews. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: The Anointed Church of the Living God, 4924 Marion Ave., Norwood, OH 45212.

Donald Lee Cain

Donald Lee Cain, 78, of Covington died Sept. 7, 2010, at his home surrounded by family. He was a selfemployed sign man. Survivors include daughters, Deborah Hill of LaFollette, Tenn., Donna Williams of Independence, Mary Cook of Covington, Linda Trapp of Covington and Regina Owens of Florence; sons, George Cain and Mark Cain, both of Taylor Mill; brothers, Walter Cain of Fort Mitchell and Floyd House Jr. of Latonia; 27 grandchildren; 54 greatgrandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Cathleen ‘Cate’ Cetrulo

Cathleen “Cate” M. Cetrulo, 52, of Louisville died Sept. 8, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy in 1975 and attended Morehead State University. She later graduated from Bellarmine University and went on to complete her academic career at Spalding University with a Masters of Social Work degree. She was an instructor at Spalding in the social work studies program and a therapist at Seven Counties helping children in crisis and their families in and around the Louisville area. She is is survived by her mother, Elaine P. Cetrulo, of Fort Wright; father, Robert C. Cetrulo of Ludlow; brothers, Bob Cetrulo of Edgewood, Mike Cetrulo or Fort Wright, Dan Cetrulo of Burlington; and sisters, Nancy Cetrulo of Union, Carol, Amy and Cara Cetrulo of Fort Wright and Lynn Watson of Union. Memorials: Seven Counties Services Inc., DCSU, c/o Karen McMillan, 101 West Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, KY 40202 or Notre Dame Academy, 1699 Hilton Drive, Park Hills, KY 41011.

Dottie Dinser

Dottie Dinser, 63, of Lakeland. Fla., formerly of Florence, died Sept. 8, 2010, in Lakeland, Fla. Survivors include her husband, Tim Dinser; daughters, Loretta Lynn Harrison and Denyce Ann Harrison; son, Johnny Lewis Harrison; stepdaughter, Jennifer Dinser; stepson, Brian Dinser; sisters, Joyce Tucker, B.J. Collins and Mary Martin; brothers, Denny Myers and Eugene Hughes; six grandchildren; three great- grandchildren. Burial was in Burlington Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Edward K. Elliott

Edward K. Elliott, 75, of Hamilton, Ohio, formerly of Northern Kentucky, died Sept. 10, 2010, at Hospice of Hamilton. He was a retired security guard for the Kenton County Library Erlanger branch. He worked as a custodian for the Third and Fourth District Schools in Covington. He was an Air Force veteran of the

Korean War. His wife, Edena F. Elliott, and daughter Sylvia Elliott died previously. Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Cearley of Hamilton, Ohio; sons, Edward Elliott of Newtown, Ohio, Guy Elliott of Florence, Thomas Elliott of Covington and Wilmer Elliott of Latonia; sister, Delores Robinson of Falmouth; 16 grandchildren; a four great-grandchildren. Interment was at Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Carthage. Memorials: Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Fred Johnson of Hebron, Glenn Johnson of Dayton, Ohio, and Henry Johnson of Irvine, Ky.; and a sister, Zania Clayton of Alexandria. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.

Dena Kay Landrum

Mildred Hill, 70, of Florence, died Sept. 7, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth, Edgewood. She was a housekeeper at Signature Inn. Survivors include a nephew, Donnie Tanner of Florence. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger.

Dena Kay Landrum, 49, of Florence died Sept. 3, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a homemaker and a member of Rosedale Baptist Church in Latonia. A son, Matthew Landrum, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Matthew Landrum of Florence; daughter, Michelle Landrum of Wartburg, Tenn.; sons, Staff Sgt. Steven A. Kinman of Fort Campbell, Ky., and Benjamin Landrum of Taylor Mill; parents, Jerry and Janis Taylor of Florence; sisters, Rhonda Landrum of Wartburg, Tenn., and Melinda Moore of Florence; brother, Todd Taylor of Erlanger; stepsister, Jackie Smith of Somerset, Ky.; and four grandchildren. Memorials: Chase Bank, 4899 Houston Road Florence, KY 41042.

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Virgil P. Holmes, 80, of Florence died Sept. 3, 2010. Survivors include his wife, Pauline Holmes; daughters, Terri Schwartz, Debbie Holmes, Diana Schowalter and M. Christy Wallace; sons, Tom Holmes, Mike Holmes and Joe Holmes; brother, Marion Holmes; 19 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Memorials: St. Bernard Church Food Pantry, 4th and Berry avenues, Dayton, KY 41074.

Claude Maxwell Johnson

Claude Maxwell Johnson, 79, of Florence, died Sept. 7, 2010, at his home. He was a retired tool and die maker with National Band and Tag and a veteran of the Korean War. His wife, Mary Elizabeth McDonald, died previously. Survivors include daughter, Bonita Marshall of Villa Hills, Claudette Howard of Independence, Denise Koehler of Union, Michele Bass of Florence and Sheila Burton of Fort Thomas; son, Victor Johnson of Lake Mary, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers;

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Norma M. Peterson

Norma M. Peterson, 74, of Florence, formerly of Ashland, died on Sept. 5, 2010, at Florence Park Health Care Center, Florence. She was former administrator of Kings Daughters & Sons Retirement Home. She was a 35-year member of Calvary Episcopal Church, seven years at Grace Episcopal Church in Florence and six years at Florence Baptist Church. She was also a member of Lioness Club and Daughters of the King. Her brother, Okey Graley Jr., died previously. Survivors include her husband, Richard A. Peterson Jr.; sons, Richard A. Peterson III of Florence, Patrick A. Peterson of Stephens City, Va., and Christopher A. Peterson of Ashland.; daughter, Sylvia M. Handloser of Catlettsburg; six grandchildren; and one great-grand-

Judith Helen Layne, 70, of Flatwoods, Ky., died Sept. 6, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. Survivors include a daughter, Bobbi Kayser of Union; and son, Mitch Layne of Burlington.

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Ferdinand J. Wagner, 76, of Florence, died Sept. 3. He enjoyed travels and tattoos. Survivors include children Denise, Sonny and Debbie; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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Larry H. Moulder-Taylor, 55, of Florence died Sept. 10, 2010, at Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati. He was a delivery driver with DHL. Survivors include his wife, Terri Taylor of Florence; daughters, Megan Flanagan of DeMossville and Erin Taylor of Florence; mother, Carolyn Moulder of Eralnger; brother, Darryl Moulder of Akron, Ohio; four grandchildren and 11 biological siblings. Burial was in Hughes Chapel. Memorials: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 2300 Wall St., Suite H, Cincinnati, OH 45212.


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Florence Recorder

September 16, 2010



Lawrence Kunkel



Caleb Hodges

Charles Kunkel


Charles Kunkel

Bought By: Kubota Tractors of the Tri-State

Bought By: First in Trailer Service

Bought By: Smith Towing

Bought By: Mike Crane Insurance, Stith, Wimsatt & Associates, CPAs, Bill and Jane Smith and Forcht Bank





Lawrence Kunkel

Haley Tanner

Sydney Kroth

Lawrence Kunkel

Bought By: Belleview Sand & Gravel

Bought By: A & W Complete Auto Care

Bought By: ARRONCO Comfort Air

Bought By: J-Mar Construction





Shawna Cronk

Taylor Doll

Austin Gripshover

Aubrey Bays

Bought By: Bank of Kentucky

Bought By: Kissell Entertainment

Bought By: Arcadia Towers, Haag Ford, Limestone Farm Supply and Florence Speedway

Bought By: Wallace & Boggs, PLLC





Charles Kunkel

Bought By: Got-A-Go/ Ky. Barriers

Other Market Steers:

Landon Rouse

Bought By: Dave’s Mowing & Lawn Service and Kenny Brown for Boone Co. Clerk

Bought By: J-Mar Construction

Samantha Kunkel

Bought By: Bob Greene, Inc. and Browning Farms

Charles Kunkel

Bought By: Bavarian Waste Services, Lykins Oil Co., Carney’s Show Lambs, Rick Brueggeman for District Judge and Farm Haven

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Other Market Hogs

Tyler Cox

Bought By: Heritage Bank

Bought By: Boone-Kenton Warehouse

Anna Doll

Bought By: Bluegrass Laser Screeding

Austin Doll

Caleb Hodges Blair Cupps

Bought By: Kiser Cattle Farm and Poverty Hollow Farm

Jeni Gripshover

Bought By: Mike Crane Insurance, Stith, Wimsatt, & Assoc., Forcht Bank and Bill and Jane Smith

Timmy Isaacs

Bought By: R & M Fence

Bethany Slagle

Bought By: Heritage Bank

Natalie Moore

Bought By: All-Rite Ready Mix

Haley Tanner

Bought By: S & E Septic Service, Fryman Farms and Carlin Family

Samantha Kunkel

Bought By: Got-A-Go/Ky. Barriers

Bought By: Rector Excavating


Sydney Kroth

Bought By: Bank of Kentucky

Other Market Lambs:

Jeremiah Cupps

Takoda Walton

Bought By: Lyons Transportation


Cody Cronk

Abigail Tanner

Landon Rouse

Bought By: Boone-Kenton Lumber

Bought By: Gary, Aaron, Wes Anderson, Warren Beeler and Kinman Farms

Bought By: James J. Doll Plumbing Bought By: R & M Fence

Abigail Tanner

Bought By: All-Rite Ready Mix

Samantha Kunkel

Bought By: Lyons Transportation

Cassidy Cupps

Bought By: Bank of Kentucky

Josh Kroth

Bought By: ARRONCO Comfort Air

Other Dairy Feeder Steer Shawna Cronk

Bought By: Burns & Currier Families and Gary, Aaron and Wes Anderson