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Business uptick possible in city By Justin B. Duke

Inside today’s Recorder, you’ll find the names of winners of the craft and gardening shows, 4-H contests and the horse shows. We also have many photos from the Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair, including winners of the preschool pageant. – SECTION E

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County to preserve forest lands

Probably not too much has changed to two parcels of forest Boone County is buying from The Nature Conservancy. And other than some subtle changes, the county plans to keep it that way. Each site has a trail and the county plans to clean up both trails by mowing back overgrown vegetation. – LIFE, PAGE B1

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Florence resident Bob Gish collects his copy of John Calipari’s book, “Bounce Back: Overcoming Setbacks to Succeed in Business and Life,” as Calipari prepares to sign another one. The UK coach was at the Crestview Hills’ Borders on Sept. 1.

Florence goes to the dogs By Justin B. Duke

Every dog will have its day this month in Florence. The city is hosting its seventh annual Pooch Fest at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the North End of the Florence Government Center. “It’s a day where owners can bring their dogs out for fun and some socialization,” said Parks and Recreation Administrator Vanessa Lenear. The Pooch Fest has become a popular tradition in Florence because there’s nothing else like it in the city, Lenear said. “A lot of people have dogs, and they’re always looking for something to do with them,” she said. The fest features a parade for dogs, an agility course and awards for categories like best owner look-a-like and trick. On hand will be representatives from several local pet-related businesses providing information on boarding, grooming and other petrelated topics. “It’s a good way to learn about local pet businesses,” Lenear said. Employees from the Bandfield Animal Hospital will be on hand providing information and having their dogs participate in the events. “It’s an exciting time to go out and meet people,” said James


Brianna Ferreri, 7 of Florence, refreshes the memory of Bocce, her 9-year-old labrador, as she practices the trick of shaking hands at last year’s Pooch Fest.


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Mounce of the animal hospital. Other organizations, like the Pet Castle Animal Rescue, will be there to educate pet owners about what they do, said Pet Castle Founder Joyce Berry. “You can find out about vendors you didn’t know about that are in your back yard,” Berry said. Registration forms for the Pooch Fest are available at flo-



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It may be too early to tell, but some new businesses coming to Florence may be signs of prosperous times returning. At the Sept. 2 Boone County Planning Commission meeting, several plans for new or expanding businesses in Florence were approved including a new barbecue restaurant on Ky. 18 and a rare coin store on Woodspoint Drive. Businesses opening is a potential sign that the economy is slowly turning around in Florence, said Community/Business Development Director Josh Wice. “We have noticed a conservative increase in development,” Wice said. In addition “We have to the newly noticed a approved projconservative ects, construcis under increase in tion way for a development Chick-fil-A on ... There are Houston Road and a Red visible signs of Robin on Ky. development 18. “There are occurring.” visible signs Josh Wice of developCommunity/Busin ment occuress Development ring,” Wice Director said. The forthcoming businesses are a mixture of retail, restaurants and offices, which are three components needed for a healthy business climate in Florence, he said. “All the things that make Florence a great place to be in businesses remain in place,” said Council Member Mel Carroll. Florence has an ideal location, low taxes and a good transportation systems, which will allow new business to move right in once the economy has fully turned around, Carroll said. “All those things make for a rosy future,” he said. Wice points out that while things may be looking up, the tough times aren’t completely over. “There are definitely some things that are worrying,” he said. But even with the worries, the city is in talks to bring even more businesses in, Wice said. “There are plans for various developments that we hope will become real,” he said.

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N. Ky. Forum looks at diversity, inclusion The Northern Kentucky Forum will examine diversity and inclusion in our region with a powerful program entitled “A Day of Dialogue on Northern Kentucky's Culture of Inclusion: How Close are We to Our Vision” at Northern Kentucky University's Student Union at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. The event will be conducted by trained facilitators from the Intercommunity Justice & Peace Center . IJPC uses a reflective listening technique that allows for respective dialogue around sensitive topics. The audience will first hear from a diverse set of panelists that represent different perspectives, and then will break out into smaller groups to participate in a structured dialogue


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with a trained facilitator. “The small group experience provides a pressurefree, respectful place for people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives to come together to listen, learn, and dialogue with one another,” said Kristen Barker, a staff member and trained facilitator from IJPC. Panelists include Pamela Smith, Ed.D., director of diversity and multicultural affairs at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; Leo Calderon, Latino Student Affairs at NKU; Dr. Michael Posey, pastor of St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church; Dr. Monica Posey, vice president of academic affairs at Cincinnati State; and Charles King, retired, Kenton County Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.

BRIEFLY School workshop

Boone County Schools is hosting its Making the Most out of High School workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Cooper High School. This workshop is for students in grades 8-12 along with their parents. It will present sessions on topics such as career/college planning, improving parent/student communication and activities for being involved in high school. For details, call 334-3792 or visit

Harvest Festival

Dinsmore Homestead has its Harvest Festival noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27, at the homestead, 5656 Burlington Pike, Burlington. The festivities include heritage crafters and artists, food, concerts, tours, pony rides, an attic sale, games, storytelling, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, quilt

appraisals and more. Admission is $3 for seniors and Dinsmore members, $5 for other adults, $2 for youth ages 7-17 and free for children under age 7. For details, visit or call 586-6117.

house) on Old Union Road. Anyone interested in volunteering for future city events is welcomed. The city would also like to start a gardening club. For those interested, contact Karen Franxman at

Garage bid

Scholarship fundraiser

A bid from B.L. Spille Construction was accepted by the Boone County Schools Board of Education for construction of a new bus garage for $2.7 million. The bid included all optional, or alternate, bids and came in $600,000 under the proposed budget for the project. Construction is expected to begin before the year’s end.

Volunteer committee

The city of Union’s volunteer committee will meet the third Thursday of every month until December. The first meeting is 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Union Community Building (old fire-

Krystal’s Ride, a poker run scramble, is Saturday, Sept. 19, starting at the Florence Elks Lodge No. 314 on Dixie Highway. Registration is 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per bike and $25 per couple. Participants will follow a recommended route, stopping at pre-determined businesses along the way to gather playing cards in order to build the best poker hand before returning to the starting point, a statement said. The fundraiser benefits the Krystal Pepper Memorial Scholarship Fund that helps education students at Thomas More College. Pepper, a Conner High School graduate, died unexpectedly in 2007 at the age of 21. Food, prizes for the best poker hand, entertainment and a motorcycle show will be available after the event.

Admission to the post-ride activities is $5. The post-ride activities start at 5 p.m. For information, contact jennie@ or visit

Craft show

The 29th Annual Arts & Crafts show is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at Boone Woods, Burlington. Enjoy live bluegrass music. Arts and crafts will be for sale. All of the work is original. It is by area craftsmen and artists. The rain date is Sept. 27.

Cooking contest

Come to Boone County Homemakers’ Cooking Challenge on Tuesday, Sept. 22, and taste the foods entered in the contest. A fashion show by Bon Worth in Dry Ridge will be at 6 p.m., the cooking winners will be announced at 7 p.m. and sampling follows. Cost is $10 and proceeds go to the Mary Hood Lutes Scholarship Fund. The challenge is at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service at the corner of Burlington Pike and Camp Ernst Road, Burlington.

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It’s official: Longbranch Elementary By Justin B. Duke

Boone County’s next school has an official name, and it may sound familiar. Boone County Schools Board of Education voted Sept. 10 to name the elementary school on Longbranch Road, set to open next year, Longbranch Elementary. The name bucks the district’s trend of naming schools after people from the community – the method used for naming Cooper High School, Erpenbeck Elementary and other schools. “The state trend has been moving toward geographical naming,” said Board Chair Karen Byrd. The board learned that using geographical names may work better because people often ask where Cooper High School is, and if it were named geographically, there would be little confusion, Byrd said. “Sometimes the geographical idea makes the best sense,” said Superintendent Randy Poe. The other reason for


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naming the school Longbranch Elementary is because everyone has been calling it that for so long that it didn’t make sense to change the name at this point, Byrd said. In the past, the district used a system for naming schools that took in community input and nominations for people who the school could be named after. The hardest part of using that system is the names suggested aren’t always people who had an impact in the new school’s part of the county, Byrd said. “You have 25 people nominate one person, and that person may not have had anything to do with that community. The board will likely get a committee together in the next few months to revisit that policy and see if there is a better way to handle the school naming process, Byrd said. The new process would likely be used for naming the forthcoming elementary school in the Thornwilde subdivision of Hebron. Construction on that school is expected to start in 2011.

Boone County Schools’ top official shared his thoughts and lunch with the public. About 30 parents and residents joined Boone County Schools Superintendent Randy Poe for lunch during his Brown Bag Session at Boone Woods Sept. 10. “The purpose is for us to provide transparency for the district,” Poe said. Poe started the session by giving an overview of some of the district’s initiatives like eliminating illiteracy in Boone County for all ages and emphasizing service learning projects to correlate with lessons taught in classrooms. “We ask the community to be involved in the schools and all the schools to be involved in the community,” Poe said. After his presentation, Poe opened up the rest of the meeting to questions from attendants. “We wanted to create an informal situation for you to ask questions,” he said. Poe answered many questions about school funding and explaining how the SEEK formula puts Boone County at a funding disadvantage compared to other districts in the state.

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Boone County Schools Superintendent Randy Poe listens to questions during the Brown Bag Session at Boone Woods. SEEK (Support Education Excellence in Kentucky), a formula-driven, state-funded money allocation program, doles out money to schools based on a county’s wealth. Poe also addressed concerns about H1N1. “Our thing is to be vigilant,” he said. The district has taken steps to counter the spread of the virus like having a

room for sick children in each school so they don’t infect others and doing everything they can to make sure parents and students are aware that the virus is spreading, Poe said. “You don’t need a letter to know H1N1 is in your school,” he said. Parent Tammy Henry questioned the districting of schools and asked why students in an elementary

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school may be split up into different middle schools and then split up again for high school. “There’s no sense of community,” Henry said. Poe recognized that was a problem with no easy solution. “We’ll always be in a constant state of redistricting,” Poe said. Because the district has grown so much in recent years and shows no signs of slowing, the district will have to keep building schools and changing where students go to alleviate overcrowding, he said. “You can’t (stop redistricting) until you stop growing and stop building,” Poe said. Having so many residents show up and asking questions is a good sign for the district’s relationship with the community, said Schools/Community Relations Coordinator Laurie Walton. “We’re thrilled with the turnout,” Walton said. Meetings like this work to enhance the district’s interaction with residents, she said. “It shows parents respond well to this kind of forum,” Walton said. Poe plans to host additional sessions in the winter and fall.


Bill Pryor, left, does a magic trick for Pattie Browne of Florence and Bob Hughes of Florence during the Boone County Senior Picnic. Pryor is with Certified Retirement Resources.

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BCHS teacher a state finalist By Justin B. Duke

A Florence math teacher has a shot at meeting the president. Boone County High School teacher Kelly Lindsey was recently named a Kentucky finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching. Nominated by her peers, Lindsey is one of the state’s three finalist. If named a winner, Lindsey will get to meet the president. “It’s a pretty big deal,” Lindsey said. The honor came as a surprise

because Lindsey focuses so much attention on teaching her classes, she said. “You don’t really think about how it is viewed outside the classroom,” Lindsey said. Lindsey has 28 years of teaching under her belt, four of which are at Boone County High School, and getting nods from her coworkers and education professionals she doesn’t know is especially rewarding. “It’s nice to hear from people who know,” Lindsey said. The honor comes as no surprise because Lindsey is such an innovative teacher, said Principal

Mark Raleigh. “She’s not one of those ‘I taught it; they didn’t get it’ kind of teachers,” Raleigh said. Lindsey focuses on using the best available practices to make sure students learn the material well, he said. “She’s one that wants to continue to hone her craft,” Raleigh said. Lindsey will find out if she is a winner next June, but she won’t have to worry about it looming in her mind until then, she said. “Right now, I’m trying to concentrate on teaching my classes,” Lindsey said.


Boone County High School math teacher Kelly Lindsey is a Kentucky finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching.

Boone Schools taking lead on H1N1 virus By Justin B. Duke

Boone County Schools are getting the highest form of flattery for their handling of the H1N1 virus. After sending out two letters about the virus to parents and taking steps to make sure students in the schools

are taking proper precautions, other districts are looking to Boone County for how to handle the issue. At a recent meeting of the area’s district superintendents, other districts were asking Boone County for the literature they sent out. Other districts were looking to learn from Boone County and then

pass along similar information to their parents, said Deputy Superintendent Pat Murray. “It shows how far ahead we are,” Murray said. Now that the virus has spread throughout the community, the district has to figure out how to maintain an environment where

students can still learn despite absences, District Health Coordinator Joan Fitzsimmons. “We expect to see children out,” Fitzsimmons said. In order to keep H1N1 from disrupting education throughout the school year, teachers are working on plans for getting les-


$500 essay contest prize announced

The Florence Rotary Club will provide a $500 cash award to the winner of its 2009 Essay Contest. The Contest is open to seniors from Boone County high schools. Private, public and home schools are included. Each school will independently determine the method for selecting the essay to be submitted. Interested students should inquire at the school's counseling office for contest rules. Homeschooled seniors should contact Dr. Ronald Swanson at 371-9393 for an application form. The deadline is Oct. 9. The topic is, “What “Support Our Troops” Means To Me.” The winner will present his/her essay at the Nov. 2 Rotary Club meeting and at the Florence Veterans Day ceremony.

S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 1 9 Dixie Heights Class of 1964 Reunion, 6-11:30 p.m. Walt’s Hitching Post, 3300 Madison Pike, Fort Wright. Dinner served 7 p.m. $35. Reservations required. Presented by Dixie Heights Class of 1964. For information, call 3717056. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 2 0 The Newport High School Alumni and Associates All-Class Reunion. Cash bar at 5 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. Program and festivities at 7 p.m. Marquis Banquet Center, 1016 Town Drive, Wilder. Dinner is $32. For information, call 442-9050. M O N D A Y, S E P T . 2 1 PROVIDED

Leading the way

Members of the Stephens Elementary PTA show off several of the awards they won from the Kentucky PTA. The PTA for the state’s largest elementary school brought home a proportional number of honors. The Stephens Elementary Parent Teacher Association led the award tally for both the district and the state.

What’s happening this autumn at Collins Sept. 17: Parent Shopping Night, book fair in the library, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 17: Volunteer orientation, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Sept. 21-24: Health Week. Students participate in a hygiene drive bringing in needed hygiene supplies for families such as toothpaste, shampoo and soap.

sons and work home to students who are sick, she said. The district is also working with the state to track students who miss school, including using a special designation in their attendance software for students who are absent for “influenza-like” symptoms, Fitzsimmons said.

Students are all screened for hearing, vision, and other health-related concerns. Sept. 22 - Kentucky Kids Day is celebrated with special activities during the school day. Sept. 24: “Say Cheese” Family Night. Collins’ families are invited to come and have a free family 8 by 10 picture taken by a pro-

fessional photographer, have dinner at school along with a q u e s tion and answer session about attendance and the H1N1 flu. This begins at 5:30 and lasts to 8 p.m. Oct. 1: General PTA meeting, 7 p.m. in the gym. Oct. 7: School Picture Day Oct. 9: School closed. Oct. 12: School closed.

Oct. 13: SBDM Council Meeting, 4-6 p.m. in the library. Oct. 26-30: Red Ribbon Week, drug abuse awareness. Oct. 23: Fourth and fifth grade report cards go home. Oct. 19 and Oct. 27: Parentteacher conferences, 4-7:30 p.m. Call for an appointment.

Newport Central Catholic Class Reunion of 1949 stag, 1-5 p.m. Barleycorn’s Restaurant, 1073 Industrial Road, Cold Spring. For more information, call 581-5047 or 442-7464. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 2 6 Boone County High School Class Reunion of 1969 and 1970, 6 p.m. Carnegie Events Center and Museum, 401 Monmouth St., Newport. Includes dinner and dancing. Music by DJ. $30. Presented by Boone County High School. 653-0444; 283-1458. S U N D A Y, O C T . 4 Annual Campbell County High School Picnic Reunion, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Pendery Park, Williams Lane, Melbourne. Classes of 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1966. Bring food to share, drinks and seating. Presented by Campbell County High School. 635-3592. S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 1 0 Dayton High School Class of 1989’s 20th Year Reunion, 8 p.m.-midnight, Embassy Suites Rivercenter, 10 E. Rivercenter Blvd. Covington. Includes dinner, beer, wine, soft drinks music by DJ. $120 couple, $65 single. Reservations required. Presented by Dayton High School Class of ‘89 Committee. 261-8400. JUNE 11-12, 2010

Thomas More College hosts fall preview day Thomas More College in Crestview Hills will host a fall preview day for high school students on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. Students and their families will have the opportunity to explore

the campus on a tour and learn more about academic offerings by talking one-on-one with faculty members at the browsing fair, as well as talking with current students to learn first-hand about

student life on campus. The campus tour will include visitation to the science and computer labs, residence halls, and our athletic facilities. Throughout the day, there are scheduled ses-

sions with faculty members and financial aid advisers. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 859344-3332 or e-mail

Boone County High School Class of 1960’s 50th Year Reunion. The following classmates have not been located: Pat Bowling, Carol Brashear Copher, Nancy Stevers Bihl, Barbara Youell, Beverly Romans, Carol Smith, Siguard Papratta and Terry Elliott. If anyone has any information on those classmates, call Hope Ellis Kinman at 283-2796 or Pat Jurtsen Tanner 371-9254.

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From left, Eastern Kentucky University music students Heather Coombs, Chris Collins, Michael Wooley, Andrew Easley, James Adams, Jeremy Britt and Brad Howard attended the 2009 DCI World Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., in early August as part of a research project examining the measurable attributes of competitive marching activities.

A team of instrumental conducting students at Eastern Kentucky University is participating in a research project coordinated between EKU and Bands of America and Drum Corps International – two of the premier associations in the marching competition world. Members of this year’s Research Team are James Adams of Manchester, Jeremy Britt of Erlanger, Chris

Collins of Fairfield, Ohio, Heather Coombs of Smithfield, Andrew Easley of Erlanger, Brad Howard of Florence and Michael Wooley of London. The project, now in its second year, includes researching the measurable attributes of competitive marching activity to further the understanding and effectiveness of its practices and processes. Its purpose is

also to provide EKU students an enhanced experience that prepares them for effective careers in music education and promote marching music activity as a valid and effective performance-based educational pursuit. EKU Music Professor Joe Allison, who advises the Research Team, expects the project to be ongoing for several years.

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Collins Elementary’s School Based Decision Making council announces the following meeting dates for 2009-2010. All meetings are 4-6 p.m. in the library unless otherwise noted. Sept. 14, Oct. 13, Nov. 16, Dec. 14, Jan. 19, Feb. 22, March 22, March 29, April 19, May 24, June 7 (1-3 p.m.).

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This week in soccer

• Boone County High School boys defeated Cooper High School in a 9-0 shutout, Sept. 8. • Cooper High School girls defeated Scott High School in a 4-0 shutout, Sept. 9.

This week in golf

• Lindsay Soukhome, a seventh-grader on the Boone County High School golf team, won her first medalist honor Sept. 3 by shooting 11 over par 45 at Boone Links against Highlands. Boone defeated Highlands 194-216. Boone advances to 3-4 with the win. Boone junior Amanda Claxton recorder her first career eagle with two on the par four fourth hole on the Ridgeview Course. • Conner High School’s Mark Albrecht and Boone County High School’s Kohl Dalton both shot a 3 over par 39 on the front nine at Boone Links, Sept. 8. Conner and Boone tied at 173. • Walton Verona High School boys defeated Villa Madonna by one point, Sept. 8, at Eagle Creek Country Club, 166-167. • Walton Verona golfer Jacob Brady shot 6 over par 41 on the front nine at Eagle Creek Country Club, Sept. 9, helping the Walton boys score 181 to defeat Carroll County’s 206 and Williamstown’s 208. Walton Verona advances to 77- with the win. • Boone County High School’s Kohl Dalton shot 5 over par 41on the Lakeview Course at Boone Links, Sept. 10, helping the Boone boys defeat St. Henry High School 184-187. Boone advances to 5-0-2 with the win. • Ryle High School’s Paige Gooch shot 5 over par 41 at Summit Hills, Sept. 10, helping the Ryle girls defeat Beechwood 198-220. Ryle advances to 8-3 with the win. • Boone County’s Chloe Nauglebaugh shot 12 over par 41 on the back nine at World of Sports, Sept. 10. Boone was defeated, however, by Villa Madonna 179-183.

This week in volleyball

• Cooper High School girls defeated Calvary Christian 2523, 25-9, Sept. 8. • Cooper defeated Dixie Heights 25-11, 25-12, Sept. 10.

Girls’ basketball tryout

Midwest Lady Knights (formerly Kentucky Elite) has openings for fourth-grade girls who want to play on an AAU team. The Knights will play in fall and winter leagues to get ready for AAU spring season. The team teaches girls the fundamentals to take them to the next level. The coaches have coached basketball for more than 20 years in all levels. Call Dave Brock at 6097111 or 513-460-2867.

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Ryle looks forward to Dixie rivalry By Anthony Amorini

Any worries produced by Ryle High School’s three-and-out series to begin its game against Newport Central Catholic were quickly erased Saturday, Sept. 12. After stalling on its first drive, Ryle scored on seven-consecutive possessions while improving to 2-1 with its win over NewCath, 45-0. Ryle faces Dixie (2-2) at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, as the Raiders aim to preserve its winning record. “It’s always a great rivalry and every season Dixie improves every week,” Ryle head coach Bryson Warner said. “We love the atmosphere over there and we are looking forward to another great competition.” During its shut-out win over NewCath, the Raiders out-gained the Thoroughbreds by a 428-122 yard margin. Ryle rushed for 252 yards in the game. “Our line did a great job run MATTHEW BECK/CONTRIBUTOR blocking and protecting the quar- Ryle’s Trenton Fugate makes a leaping catch for a terback,” Warner said. “They touchdown during Saturday’s game. stacked the box to stop the run, which allowed us to throw it very all of them,” Warner said. “He’s an well. We have improved both phas- instinctive linebackers, he is tough as nails and he makes a lot of tackes of our offense.” Junior quarterback Conner les.” Though strong performances on Hempel was 12-for-19 passing for 176 yards with four touchdowns both sides of the ball lifted Ryle over NewCath, Warner was quick to against NewCath. Sophomore Travis Elliot was also proudly point out another factor. Only one player on the Ryle rosa leader for Ryle as he rushed for 126 yards and two touchdowns on ter plays both ways, which kept the Raiders fresh compared to New13 carries. Trenton Fugate was Hempel’s Cath, the coach said. “(NewCath is) a championship top target as the senior receiver hauled in four catches for 72 yards caliber program but their numbers are down,” Warner said. “We used with two touchdowns. Defensively, Warner credited to play a lot of guys both ways but Logan Carney (defensive back), our numbers are increasing year in Court Mace (inside linebacker) and and year out. “Our staff has worked hard Tanner Teepen (defensive line) with leading Ryle during the shut-out building up our depth and all three phases of the game were excellent win, the coach said. Carney and Mace both have 21 Saturday night,” Warner added. solo tackles this season to lead Ryle. Anderson 63, “(Court) is the fourth Mace brother to come through here and Boone County 14 The undefeated squad from we’ve had the privilege of coaching Highlands (4-0) looms as Boone


Holy Cross No. 8 Jordan Norris picks up yards after making a catch on Sept. 11 as Beechwood’s 11 Cory Schuler moves in to stop him on the play.


Travis Elliott (34) escapes the attempted tackle of Newport Central Catholic’s Clayton Bohla. County’s next opponent after the Rebels fell to 1-2 with its 63-14 loss to Anderson. Charles Quainoo provided a few highlights for Boone County against Anderson as he rushed for 130 yards and had a touchdown on 22 carries. However, Anderson led the game by a 35-7 margin after the first quarter and never looked back. All told, Anderson out-gained Boone County by a 479-242 yard margin in the game as the Redskins racked up 438 yards rushing.

Holmes 28, Cooper 21

Sophomore D.J. Coston returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown to lead Holmes to a victory. Junior Damein Oden, meanwhile, rushed for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Devontae Bradley rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns for Cooper (2-1). Holmes (3-0) plays at Bourbon County Sept. 18.

Conner 36, Dixie Heights 20

Nick West had a 26-yard touch-

down pass to Eric Champ and later scored on a 24-yard keeper for the Cougars. Conner (4-0) plays at Holy Cross Sept. 18, while Dixie Heights (2-2) hosts Ryle.

Beechwood 36, Holy Cross 35 (OT)

Special teams and turnovers allowed Beechwood (1-2) to eke out its first win of the season. Holy Cross (2-1) lost its first game of the season and what looked to be its first-ever win over the Tigers. Beechwood capitalized on a late Indians turnover to tie the game at 29 with less than a minute to play, forcing overtime. Quarterback Markel Walker rushed for a touchdown on the Indians’ overtime possession, but the extra point attempt was no good. Beechwood running back Joe Colosimo scored his fourth touchdown of the game on the Tigers OT possession. Joey Nussbaum’s extra point was good and the Tigers came away with a win.


Senior Charles Quainoo finds a little room to run during Boone County’s loss to Anderson High School on Friday, Sept. 11.

Florence Freedom look to 2010 season By James Weber

The Florence Freedom have still failed to qualify for the postseason in the Frontier League professional baseball league, but they had plenty of highlights this season. The Freedom finished 49-47, their second winning season in seven years as a franchise, four wins off their best mark of 53-42 in 2005. General Manager Kari Rumfield was named Frontier League Executive of the Year. They had a late eight-

game winning streak to give them a shot at the playoffs entering the final week, but ultimately finished nine games behind East Division champion Kalamazoo and seven behind Windy City for the last wild-cart spot in the Frontier League playoffs. Demetrius Banks had an outstanding season in short relief, giving up just 41 hits in 63 innings pitched. He was part of a standout bullpen down the stretch which had 18 consecutive scoreless innings in the final week. Despite a high ERA over 5.00, Everett Saul started 22 games and was among

the league leaders in wins (12). The real find in the pitching staff was Preston Vancil, who threw the franchise’s first-ever no-hitter in his second start for the Freedom. The 22-year old from Sacramento ended the season with a 6-4 record and 3.26 ERA. He gave up just 42 hits in 66 innings. Billy Mottram was strong from start to finish, ending the year a .281 average, 23 home runs and 79 RBI with 30 steals. Catcher Justin Pickett quietly had similar numbers to Mottram without the

stolen bases. They were two of six players with double digits in homers on the team. Pickett had 26 homers, five off the league lead. Outfielder Erold Andrus hit .302 with 15 steals. Ryan Basham was fourth in the league in hits (118), compiling a .313 average with 16 homers and 64 RBI. Covington Catholic grad Tim Grogan hit .270 with 12 homers and 60 RBI. Ultimately, the team was middle of the pack in both offense and defense in the league statistics. Field Manager Toby

Rumfield will immediately prepare for the offseason. Like other Frontier League teams, the Freedom roster will look much different for 2010 Opening Day because of league rules which limit the amount of experience a team can have. One of those rules is the age limit, in which the calendar year a player turns 27 is his last in the league. The Freedom will lose outfielder Jay Johnson, the Dixie Heights grad, for that reason. Johnson was 4-for5 with a league-record tying nine RBI on Sept. 5. He hit .281 with 12 steals for the season.

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Jaguars learning how to win in volleyball By James Weber

Other updates

Many of them were learning the basics last year. Now the Cooper High School volleyball team is learning how to win. The Jaguars took a 5-6 record into a match with Dixie Heights Sept. 10. The record included two tight wins over Dixie and Conner. The Dixie win, 25-23 and 25-22, was a good boost during Scott’s recent weekend tournament. “That really helped us out,” junior setter Katlyn Sams said. “It really helped show our girls what they can do.” Senior libero Kayla Humphrey said they always have close matches in practice. “You have to pick up

A look at other local volleyball teams:

Boone County

The Rebels are 1-1 in district play and host Ryle Sept. 29.

The Indians took a 5-6 record into the Louisville Invitational and look to build as they have no seniors on the roster.


Notre Dame

The Cougars were 1-1 in district play before hosting Ryle Sept. 15.


Julia Navaro was named alltournament in the Ninth Region All “A” Classic.


Cooper sophomore Mikayla Rolle hits the ball over the net against Holmes during the Scott September Slam Sept. 5. your intensity, not make mistakes or you’re going to lose,” she said. Humphrey is one of three seniors with Brittany Biddle and Corrin James. Sams leads the team in

Holy Cross

assists. Junior Taylor Rose and sophomore Mikayla Rolle lead the team in kills. “We’re playing better and we’re starting to understand more,” head coach Michelle Isaac said. “We’ve

The defending Ninth Region champion Pandas lost 3-0 to Cincinnati Ursuline but have beaten Cincy foes Seton and St. Ursula leading into the Louisville Invitational Sept. 11-12.

15, Boone County Sept. 29 and hosts Cooper Oct. 1 in district play.

St. Henry

The Crusaders have lost best-of-five matches to Louisville Mercy and Sacred Heart, as well as Mt. Notre Dame. The rivalry match with Notre Dame will be at Notre Dame Sept. 24 in a potential Ninth Region tourney preview.


Cooper junior Taylor Rose hits the ball over the net against Holmes during the Scott September Slam Sept. 5.



The Bearcats fell to Carroll County in the Eighth Region All “A” championship finals.

picked up on our skills and fundamentals.” “We’re coming together more as a team,” Sams said. “We’re understanding each other more.” The Jaguars are still a

young team, and Humphrey and Sams are key leaders to help the team win. “A lot of girls get their heads down after a mistake,” Sams said. “We pick them up.”

Ryle travels to Conner Sept.

The players said the Conner win was a big boost because they’re district opponents. The Jags have lost to Boone County and play at Ryle Oct. 1. The Jaguars plan to make noise in the postseason. “Our district is hard but I would put us up against anybody,” Isaac said. “We’ll see who wants it the most.”

Shining stars

The Shining Stars AAU basketball team celebrate winning the Bearcat Classic. In front, from left, are Brooke Smith, Evan James, Sadie Moore and Anna Matchinga. In middle, from left, are Katey Pittman, Samantha Hare, Savannah Brinneman and Macey Ford. In back are coaches Jim Matchinga and Mike Ford. Not pictured are Anna Deters and assistant coach Buddy Pittman.

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Using value engineering

Boone County Schools would like to thank Rep. Sal Santoro for bringing the concept of value added construction to the forefront. It is important for all of us who work in the public sector and represent a broad spectrum of stakeholders, to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars in order to get the most “bang for our buck.” The Boone County School District currently use principles of values engineering in our construction techniques and have been doing so for quite some time. In consultations with our architects, Robert Hayes & Associates, we plan for each construction project by examining every aspect of the job. We consistently look for new construction techniques that will not only allow us to save money in the construction of the project but in facility operation as well. Once again, thanks to Representative Santoro for pushing this concept throughout the state. Hopefully, this effort will generate discussion and commitment serving as a catalyst to encourage state government to stretch their dollars a little further, as we continue to stand committed to do in Boone County. Randy Poe Superintendent of Boone County Schools

Keep county clean

In late August you may have seen youth and adults cleaning up trash along roads in Boone County. They were part of Venture Crew 805 and parents, sponsored by the Union Presbyterian Church. A total of 10 volunteers participated in this cleanup across 3.3 miles of roadway. Approximately 14 bags of trash were collected along streets and rightof-ways. Volunteers found an old bathtub, soccer ball and lots of fast food wrappers along the street that

needed to be picked up. The youth were grateful to see how courteous the passing drivers were to them, slowing as they passed. This made them wonder why they are not courteous to the environment and the place we live. We ask that you be considerate of our roads and our community by not littering. Let’s work together to keep our county clean! Yvonne Couch Venture Crew 805 War Admiral Drive, Union

Leave no trace

On Aug. 29, nine youths from Boy Scout Troop 228 and their leaders participated in Trash for Cash. The Troop collected more than 12 big bags of trash along Litton Lane, Watts Road and Graves Road in Hebron. Watts Road was not very messy, since the residents do a good job keeping their road clean. We cleaned Graves Road both last year and this, and we noticed there was a lot of litter accumulated from one year to the next. Both years we picked up a lot of beer cans, bottles, and some really smelly stuff. We even found a new TV remote. Those plastic bottles take 450 years to decompose, and the glass and aluminum are estimated to last over a million years. Litton Lane had a lot of cigarette butts. Even though they are small, those cigarette butts would have taken up to 12 years to completely decompose. Why can't these lazy people find an ashtray? The Boy Scouts have a requirement of “leave no trace” when they are camping or hiking, and we wish more people would abide by this motto. It gets really annoying seeing and cleaning up another inconsiderate person’s mess. We wish people would please stop using our county as a trash can. Mark Rothdiener Mitchell Court, Burlington

The Freedom boys of summer

They take the field on a summers day in May, From all around the country they come to play. To their own “Field of Dreams” in the state of Kentucky. They cannot believe that fate is so lucky. The Florence people embraced them with joy And came to think of them as “our boys.” We opened our homes and hearts to each and everyone, We all treated them with respect as we would our son. Ryan, Johnny, Brad, Erold, Billy and the rest, Gave us many a glorious summer day doing what they do best. They all played with plenty of energy and heart, We are saddened to realize they would soon depart. Their love of the “Grand old game of Baseball” is apparent to one and all, And we hope to see “you all” (next year). Thanks guys for giving us a summer to enjoy! P.S. – A big thank you to the Freedom staff for a memorable and great season. Karon K. Barnhouse Mimosa Trail, Florence




Should there be laws banning all use of cell phones while driving? Why or why not?

“This question struck a raw nerve with me and I’m sure with anyone else who has lost a loved one due to the actions of a distacted driver. Absolutely! There should be laws banning all use of cell phones while driving and with severe and costly penalties. It’s bad enough we deal with people that drive under the influence, and now they’re on the phone. I cannot think of any reason that would justify a person using a cell phone while driving.” N.C., Florence

Next question Has there been a decline of civility at town hall and public meetings in general? Why do you think there has been a decline? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. “Absolutely! You cannot keep your mind on traffic and on a phone conversation at the same time no matter how smart you think you are. I tried it once to see how it felt and almost ran into three cars. I was sitting at a red light on U.S. 42 and looked to my

I had an interesting visit at Gateway Community and Technical College’s Boone Campus recently to learn about the economic development programs the school offers. Jim Volz, vice president of Kustom Group in Richwood, and I met with Gateway President Dr. Ed Hughes and members of the college faculty and staff. One mission of the college is skills training – working with businesses in our community to provide customized services and training for their employees. By making sure workers have the skills employers need, we can keep those jobs here in Northern Kentucky rather than overseas. By creating jobs locally, we can raise needed revenue for quality schools and roads without raising taxes. The college’s Workforce Solutions Department has offered training in a wide variety of programs and workshops, many onsite at the company’s plants places of business. I’m fascinated at how the Gateway staff contact area businesses and industry on a regular basis to assess their needs and follow up with them afterwards. It’s a hand-in-hand partnership and real boost to our local economy. These services cover a wide

range, from lean manufacturing, health care, and customer service skills to Spanish language, Microsoft Office, and even leadership and manState Sen. agement trainThere’s John ing. Schickel even training to help workers Community become certified Recorder or licensed in guest their technical like columnist fields plumbing. Recently, lean manufacturing has been of particular interest to many businesses. That was one of the reasons Jim and I wanted to learn more about Gateway’s programs, because Toyota has become a leader in the automotive field and a real asset to Kentucky’s economy because of their emphasis on lean manufacturing. It’s not just a skill; it’s a philosophy of efficiency that shortens the time between customer order and factory shipment, eliminating waste and saving money. The Gateway Workforce Solutions Department offers lean simulation training as well as lean implementation. Participants work in a simulated factory floor envi-



ronment, producing an actual product. Students see, feel, and measure the effects as different principles are incorporated into the simulated factory. It’s amazing to see the difference, and it’s an attitude that workers will take with them wherever they go, even if they change jobs down the road. Another benefit that Gateway offers is a program, funded by the General Assembly, that provides 75 percent of the cost of eligible training that a company needs. It’s a simple but effective program that helps keep jobs here at home by making sure workers have the skills nobody else has. I travel by the campus every day, as do many of you, and I asked Dr. Hughes about the new construction I’ve seen. He explained that it’s the Center for Advanced Manufacturing, which will open in the spring. Business and industry leaders consulted on its design, so we know it will meet their needs. With so many manufacturing jobs in our community, the new center is just what we need to remain competitive with our workforce. Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, represents the 11th Senate District which includes Boone and Gallatin Counties and part of Kenton County. He welcomes your concerns or comments toll-free at 800-372-7181.

Weatherization help available By now, we are all fully aware that both our state and nation are treading through turbulent economic waters. To help ease the burden, some families have cut corners by limiting expenditures on certain luxuries, such as dining out or going to the movies. Others, who were already suffering from financial hardships, endured a few hot summer days without sufficient air conditioning and are facing the prospect of a very cold winter due to inadequate heating systems. They may be eligible for assistance regarding this problem. Through the federally approved American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, $70 million has been authorized to help approximately 9,000 qualifying Kentucky families weatherize their homes. Offered statewide and administered by our 23 Community Action agencies, families who meet the weatherization aid requirements could receive up to $6,500 in free repairs and upgrades, which include adding insulation, upgrading windows,

installing smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and repairing or replacing inefficient heating and cooling systems. All work State Rep. will be perby Addia formed trained weatherWuchner ization teams Community hired through Recorder local Community guest Action agencies. In order to columnist receive assistance, a family’s annual income must be below 200 percent of the federal poverty line, meaning a single person household must earn less than $21,660. Each additional family member would add another $7,480 to the poverty level threshold. First priority will be given to families with children 6 years of age and younger, those who are at risk of losing their children because of their unsuitable living conditions,

left, my right and in the rearview mirror. Guess what? All three were on the cells. And drove off yakking.” Duke

who want to ban cell phone use while driving, listen up: you can’t effectively run your own lives, so stop trying to run mine.” Jeffrey Learman, Florence

“Why stop at cell phone use? Why not ban driving with one hand, talking to passengers, eating, drinking, smoking, singing, adjusting the radio/heater/air conditioner, looking at people/scenery/billboards, reading the newspaper, putting on makeup, changing clothes, etc.? All of these behaviors have resulted in accidents of varying levels of severity in the past. There will always be idiot drivers. Drive defensively. And you control freaks, socialists and hypocrites

“Yes. The distraction while driving only increases the chance of auto accidents. Phones should be used only when the car is parked.” G.G. “There should be laws banning cell phones while driving unless they are completely ‘hands-free.’ A driver’s eyes need to be focused on the road, not looking down at a cell phone.” H.S.

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the elderly and the disabled. Aid to renters will be limited since this is homeowners’ assistance, but will be granted under certain circumstances. I am especially excited about this program because if offers multi-faceted benefits to the Commonwealth. Not only will those most in need receive funding and weatherization upgrades, but our workforce will be given a much needed boost as they will perform the improvement work and the products used will be purchased from local businesses, putting money back in our communities. If you have any questions about the ARRA, please feel free to contact me or any of our Congressional members. For more information or to take advantage of this free of charge, one-time weatherization opportunity, contact our local Community Action agency or Community Action Kentucky at 1-800-4563452. You can also visit their Web site at Addia Wuchner serves in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

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Debbie Mason of Florence and Pam Duncan of Independence have been best friends for 34 years.

Adam Howard, Boone County’s government and community relations director, holds a wild turkey feather found on the Boone Cliffs property.

Friendship grows over 34 years

Debbie Mason and Pam Duncan became friends at Ninth District Elementary School, some 34 years ago. They sang in choir together, hung out at prom together. After high school, Pam “moved away for a while and the only way we could be in contact was by phone and by letters,” Debbie said. Pam’s now back in the area, living in Independence, so she’s not too far from Debbie, a Florence resident. Their relationship remains intact. “It’s awesome to have a friend for that long,” Debbie said. These days they remain best friends, but the activities have changed. Comparing notes about each other’s grandchildren gives them plenty to talk about. “We’re inseparable.

She’s my rock and I’m hers,” Pam said. They like going shopping and going out to lunch. “I’ve had some personal problems and stuff and any time I need her she’s there for me,” Debbie said. “When I lost my mom several years ago, she was there for me. I was there when she lost both of her parents.” Debbie said the friendship is “very important to me. You have people who say they’re best friends and once high school’s over it’s done and over with. It’s not like that. It’s kind of like family. It means a lot to have a friend like that.” If interested in being featured as a “Best Friend Forever,” please send an e-mail with the subject line “Best Friends” to You can also call 578-1059.


This is a trail through the forest at the Boone Cliffs property.

This is a sign at the Dinsmore Woods property.


Boone County looks to preserve forest lands By Paul McKibben

Probably not too much has changed to two parcels of forest Boone County is buying from The Nature Conservancy. And other than some subtle changes, the county plans to keep it that way. The properties, located in rural western Boone County, are called Boone Cliffs and Dinsmore Woods. The Boone Cliffs parcel is about 74

acres and is along a tributary of Middle Creek. The property can be accessed from Middle Creek Road. The Dinsmore Woods property, about 107 acres, is next to the Dinsmore Homestead on Burlington Pike. The Boone County Fiscal Court is using a grant from the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund Board to buy the parcels from The Nature Conservancy. Each site has a trail and the county plans to clean up both trails by mow-

ing back overgrown vegetation. At both parcels, the county will mark some of the plant life. Maps of the trail at each site will be made. The parcels give residents another opportunity to experience more passive reaction instead of using facilities such as Boone Woods or Central Park that have athletic facilities and playground equipment. The county has other places to hike such Gunpowder Creek Nature Park and Middle Creek Park in Burlington.


Jay Middendorf of Florence sells a raffle ticket to Tom Zwick of Union during a previous St. Timothy Parish Oktoberfest.



St. Timothy Parish in Union will host its annual Oktoberfest this weekend, Sept. 18-20. The festival will go from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 5:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 12:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday. Sunday is “Family Day” and features raffles that include a plasma television, a cornhole tournament for kids and adults and “all you can ride” bracelets for $15. For more information, including directions, visit

Walk for a cure

Help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation by taking part in the “Walk to Cure Diabetes” Saturday, Sept. 19. The check-in time is 8 a.m. and the start time is at 9 a.m.

The 5K walk begins at the World Peace Bell Center, 425 York St. in Newport. Registration is required and dogs are allowed on the route. For more information, including walking route, call 513-793-3223 or visit

This is a snail shell found at the Boone Cliffs property.



This is a piece of fruit hanging from a paw paw tree on the Boone Cliffs property.

Listen to a legend

Considered by many to be one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Buckethead will playing at the Madison Theater in Covington this Sunday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. Buckethead, otherwise known as Brian Patrick Carroll, was also the lead guitarist for Guns N’ Roses. Tickets are $25 at the door and $20 in advance. For ticket information, call 491-2444 or visit

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A tree at the Boone Cliffs property where sweethearts and others have carved initials, among other carvings.

This is part of the Dinsmore Woods property.


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Portraits of Africa, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Passionate Arts Center, 31-33 W. Pike St. Gallery 31. Paintings, photographs, textiles, sculpture, pottery and jewelry centered on African theme, with emphasis on children orphaned by AIDS. Works by Ron Peake, David Whitelaw, Ann Harrod, Carin Hebenstreit, John Weber, Don Seither, Pat Jacunski, Paula Cole, Sue Friedmann, Linda Martin, Vernita Henderson and Paula Peake. Free. Through Sept. 25. 393-8358; Covington.


Harlan Hubbard: the Complexity of Simplicity, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Works by Kentucky artist, author, eco-pioneer and riverman Harlan Hubbard. Continues through Sept. 20. $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 4914003; Covington. Ars Longa. Vita Brevis: Recent Works by Bekka Sage, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Through Sept. 19. 341-5800; Crestview Hills. Six New Exhibitions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Works by Leslie Shiels, Craig Lloyd, Timothy Tepe, Igo Mintch, Patrice Trauth and Carnegie Kids. Free. Through Oct. 16. 957-1940. Covington. Tia Ellis Paintings, 7 a.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Works on display and for sale. Free. Through Sept. 30. 431-2326. Covington.


McGlasson Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. McGlasson Farms, 5832 River Road, You-pick produce. August: Tomatoes; Sept.-Oct.: Pumpkins, turnips and mustard greens. 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. 586-6101. Burlington. Kinman Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Kinman Farms, 4175 Burlington Pike, Fresh produce, baked goods, pumpkins, flowers, and more. 6892682. Boone County.


Oktoberfest, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. St. Timothy Parish, 10272 U.S. 42, Rides, games for all ages, food and drink, raffle and entertainment. Free. Through Sept. 20. 384-1100; Union.


Haunted Hayride, 8 p.m.-midnight, Sandyland Acres, 4172 Belleview Road, $10. 3220516; Petersburg.


Toddler Tales, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing prereading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities. Ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Burlington. Bookworms, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Children’s Activity Center. Young library users, with active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities. Ages 3 1/2 years to 5 years old and up. Family friendly. Free. 342-2665; Burlington.


Rock The Benefit Charity Show with Close To Home, 7 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. With Watson Park, The Paramedic, Made Avail, Gold Shoes, Inept and Delta Delta. Benefits Leukemia Research Foundation. $10. 491-2444. Covington.


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Musical comedy based on 1988 film. $25, $20 members, $18 students. Through Sept. 20. 957-1940. Covington.


American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St. $4. Presented by Northern Kentucky Bridge Club. 689-5743; Elsmere. Friday Night Cruise In, 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Jane’s Saddlebag, Ryle and Boat Dock roads, Includes vintage cars, music from 1950s and 1960s, $1 hot dogs, free color photo of participant with a car, concessions and more. Free. 384-6617. Union.

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Oktoberfest, 5:30 p.m.-midnight Music by Doghouse. St. Timothy Parish, Free. 3841100; Union. Kinman Farms Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Kinman Farms, 4175 Burlington Pike, Hay rides, corn maze, concessions, pony rides, bonfires, picnic shelter area and fall decor. $7. Through Oct. 31. 689-2682; Boone County.


Haunted Hayride, 8 p.m.-midnight, Sandyland Acres, $10. 322-0516; Petersburg.


National Suit Drive, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Men’s Wearhouse Cincinnati Market, 7623 Mall Road, Men’s Wearhouse locations accept suit donations to provide unemployed men with necessary professional attire. Receive 10 percent store discount with donation. Store donates one tie per suit donation. 6476560; Florence.


Thoroughbred Racing, 7 p.m. Fall Meet. Dollar Friday: $1 Bud and Bud Light and hot dogs. Vintage Weekend: Sock Hop, 7-11 p.m. 4th floor, $5 or a pair of new socks for Goodwill. Dress in 1950s outfits. Best costume contest. Games and prizes. Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Free. 371-0200. Florence. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 1 9


freshART, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Outside dinner and reception. Auction of works created in one day in Devou Park by local artists. Benefits Behringer-Crawford Museum. $60. Reservations required. 491-4003; Covington.


Quickbooks for Small Businesses, 9 a.m.5 p.m. ACTS Learning Center, 75 Cavalier Blvd. Learn basics of Quickbooks to begin bookkeeping and controlling your finances. Combines lectures and practice sessions on computer. Ages 18 and up. $45. Registration recommended. Presented by SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business. 513684-812; Florence.


Freedom Dancers, 7:30 p.m. Florence Christian Church, 300 Main St. Plus level Western style square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427. Florence.


McGlasson Farms, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. McGlasson Farms, 689-5229. Hebron. Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington. Kinman Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Kinman Farms, 689-2682. Boone County. Simon Kenton High School Farmer’s Market, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Independence Courthouse, 5272 Madison Pike, Includes local vendors’ produce and products and organic produce grown by Simon Kenton’s Future Farmers of America. Presented by Simon Kenton High School. 803-9483. Independence.

Farming in Boone County: Views from the past, 1 a.m. Bruce Ferguson, lifelong Boone County resident and farmer, shares bountiful history. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665. Burlington.


Fly Fishing Basics, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn about gear, tackle, knotting, fly-casting and where to fish locally. $10. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 334-2117. Burlington.


Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Burlington Lodge No. 264 F&AM, Camp Ernst and Pleasant Valley roads, Fellowcraft Club. Food and beverages available. Rain date: Sept. 26. Benefits the lodge and its activities. Presented by Burlington Masonic Lodge No. 264 F&AM. 5860147. Burlington.

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Burlington Antique Show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, More than 300 vendors with antiques and vintage collectibles. Early buying, 6-8 a.m. with $5 admission. $3, free ages 11 and under. Presented by Burlington Antique Show. 513-922-6847; Burlington.


McGlasson Farms, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. McGlasson Farms, 689-5229. Hebron. Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington. Kinman Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Kinman Farms, 689-2682. Boone County.


Oktoberfest, noon-7 p.m. Grand raffle 6 p.m. Cornhole tournament 1:30 p.m. St. Timothy Parish, Free. 384-1100; Union. Kinman Farms Fall Festival, noon-7 p.m. Kinman Farms, $7. 6892682; 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.


Thoroughbred Racing, 1:10 p.m. Fall Meet. Campbell County Community Day, 12:30-5 p.m. Turfway Park, Free. 371-0200. Florence.


The USS Nightmare is back and will feature three levels and more than 40 horrifying areas. Come aboard if you dare, during the grand opening weekend, Sept. 18 and 19, from 7 p.m. to midnight at 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, for a 40-minute tour of the haunted boat. For more information call 261-8500 or visit Pictured is a vampire aboard the USS Nightmare last year. M O N D A Y, S E P T . 2 1


Magic the Gathering, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Comics2Games, 8470 U.S. 42, Free-style play. $5. 647-7568. Florence.


McGlasson Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. McGlasson Farms, 689-5229. Hebron. Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 586-6101. Burlington. Kinman Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Kinman Farms, 689-2682. Boone County.


Community Blood Drive, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Registration required. Presented by Hoxworth Blood Center. 342-2665, ext. 8107. Burlington.


Tiny Tots, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Children’s Activity Center. On-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books and begins to build six pre-reading skills through books, finger plays, songs and playtime. Ages 18 months to 2 1/2 years. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Burlington. Bookworms, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Boone County Main Library, Free. 342-2665; Burlington. Family Storytime, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Children ages develop pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities. Guardian/parent welcome. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Burlington. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 2 2


Self Defense for Women, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Tom Turner from Kenton County ATA Martial Arts teaches techniques to help women be better prepared for self-protection and defense. Wear comfortable clothing. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665. Union.

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Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $11, $8 advance, $8 students and Enjoy the Arts members. 781-8151; Covington.


Health Screening, 9 a.m.-noon, Burlington Family Chiropractic, 2612 Burlington Pike, Blood pressure, height, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Walk-ins welcome. Free. Appointment recommended. 746-2225. Burlington.

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It’s Sew Fun, 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Purse sewing projects for beginners and advanced. Bring own supplies, or use Center’s fabrics. Teens and adults. Free. Registration required. 491-3942; Covington.


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.


Chess Club, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, All ages and levels. Instruction available. 342-2665. Florence.


Baby Time, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Boone County Main Library, Free. 342-2665; Burlington. Tiny Tots, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Boone County Main Library, Free. 342-2665; Burlington. Toddler Tales, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Boone County Main Library, Free. 342-2665; Burlington.


World of Warcraft Trading Card Game, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Comics2Games, 8470 U.S. 42. $5. 647-7568. Florence.


Baby Time, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Boone County Main Library, Free. 342-2665; Burlington. Tiny Tots, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Boone County Main Library, Free. 342-2665; Burlington. Bookworms, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Boone County Main Library, Free. 342-2665; Burlington. Storytime Favorites, 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Florence Alliance Church, 980 Cayton Road. Multi-age program for children age 5 and under and their caregivers. Free. Reservations recommended. 746-0706. Florence.


Social Networking for Genealogists, 7 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn how social networking services can be used to share information and photos with family, friends and fellow researchers. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Burlington.



Oktoberfest Zinzinnati USA brings beer, pretzels and all things German downtown, Saturday, Sept. 19, and Sunday, Sept. 20, on Fifth Street, from Race Street to Broadway. Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. The World’s Largest Chicken Dance will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, at Fountain Square. Visit

Baby Time, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Children’s Activity Center. On-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books and begins to build six pre-reading skills through books, finger plays, songs and playtime. Ages birth to 18 months. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 3422665; Burlington. Babies & Tots, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Children’s Activity Center. On-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books and begins to build six pre-reading skills through books, finger plays, songs and playtime. Ages birth to 2 1/2 years. Free. 3422665; Burlington.


“Disney on Ice presents 100 Years of Magic” comes to the U.S. Bank Arena, Wednesday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 27. It is a celebration of 65 of Disney’s characters. Times are: 7:30 p.m. through Saturday; 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Visit


unimportant, but much less necessary. A sad thing seems to be happening. Too many people seem to be acting as sheep. Sheeple are people who act like sheep. When that occurs, we don’t use our minds to study problems thoroughly and understand them effectively. We stop looking for truth. We graze on sound bites, slogans and little bits of information lying on the ground that taste good. When we are turning into sheeple, we lose sight of truth and priorities. We become easy prey for manipulation by politicians, advertisers, bureaucrats, and sometimes even by people we call religious leaders. Our shepherds are called spin doctors – false shepherds who have no interest in the common good, us, or the truth, only their own agenda. As sheeple we have a strong flock instinct. We need to think and act as everybody else. It’s said that the instincts and logic of a mob gradually become lower than the individuals that comprise the mob. We turn our minds over to others. Sheeple are dazzled by words and forget justice; are moved by emotions and forget logic. We believe peers, advertisers, politicians and celebrities about what is


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When people turn into sheep

For sheep to be sheep is admirable. That’s their true nature. Sheep are never extolled today or in the scriptures as being clever or courageous. They seem more helpless than resourceful. They frequently wander off and get lost and are easy prey for predators. When in trouble, they usually panic and bleat for help from the shepherd. Sheep are not very smart. Yet, who can blame a sheep for being a sheep? They live what they are. What would be troubling would be to see a bird or a human try to live as a sheep. Especially a human. We’ve been created with a rational nature. We are to grow, develop insight and wisdom, possess a mind that enables us to seek and recognize truth and have the courage to live by it. Humans are supposed to need other human shepherds less and less as they mature. When immature, and still growing, we need parents, disciplinarians and teachers – guides outside ourselves. When we grow up – if we grow up – our guidance comes chiefly from within ourselves; a well-formed conscience and sense of responsibility. Guides outside of us never become completely

Florence Recorder

September 17, 2009

Father Lou Guntzelman Perspectives

important in life. We acquiesce to anyone who claims to speak for God. The masses of people have been pictured as a huge pyramid. Most of us are depicted toward the bottom somewhere, and the numbers become fewer as the pyramid narrows and ascends. Psychologists such as Abraham Maslow urge us to become self-actualized and move upward. That means to grow in knowledge and personal awareness of our own state and truths of reality. The journey upward is very difficult, but possible. Great spiritual teachers such as Jesus Christ told us what happens when we are transformed from sheeple to people, “ … you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” Free from what? Free from a flock mentality. Free from not recognizing our dignity. Free from ignorance, deception and being used by others. Free from our defenses and illusions in order to become our truest self. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@ or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

shipping charges, a representative agreed to give her a $15 credit. But that still means the items she wanted cost her $40, and the shipping and handling cost $50 – more than the items themselves. “I just feel like they’re deceptive and if people aren’t paying attention they’re going to end up spending a lot of money they may not be able to get back,” LaRue said. So, I contacted the company LaRue had ordered from and was told they don’t disclose the shipping and handling charges in the ad because the same ad is used in Canada and charges will be quite different there. They maintain they do disclose the charges before the transaction is completed – and after the state sales taxes are added. But, LaRue said she never saw that disclosure.

Ads for products on TV and in print that don’t disclose the shipping and handling charges are becoming increasingly common. Such charges should be carefully considered before ordering because sometimes they can be quite substantial. That’s what a Westwood woman has learned. Sue LaRue has been analyzing ads and found several that either don’t disclose the charge or do so in small print. “I think they’re saying two things. I think they’re saying ‘free shipping’ or ‘plus shipping,’ but they’re not saying how much the shipping is. That’s what happened in my case,” she said. LaRue answered an ad she saw on TV. “It said on TV it was $19.99 plus shipping. I went online and ordered it. No place did it say how much the shipping was,” she said. But, even after she placed the order for two of the items, she just got a printout without the prices. “I agreed to pay $39.98. The shipping and handling was $65.80, but I didn’t know that till I got the package in the mail,” LaRue said. The packing slip showed the total cost came to more than $100 – something she says should have been disclosed upfront. She checked ads for products from different companies and found this is becoming more common. One ad touted the product as only costing $14.99, but the small print at the bottom said unless you cancel you’ll be charged three monthly payments of $39.99. After LaRue complained to the company about the

And, while you can c a n c e l your order and get back your Howard Ain m o n e y, Hey Howard! you can’t get back the shipping costs. Bottom line, carefully watch out for shipping and handling charges in both TV and print ads. If they are not disclosed in the ad, be sure to look for the charges before you place your order. As we’ve seen sometimes those charges can be more than the items themselves. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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September 17, 2009

Relish your fresh peppers this season

My husband Frank and I went to an Amish country produce auction in Bainbridge, Ohio, near The Seven Caves, at the invitation of friends Bert and B o b Rita Villing. It was Heikenfeld something Rita s kitchen to see. As we approached the auction shelter, we saw horsedrawn wagons with huge amounts of pumpkins, melons and produce enter the graveled area. I understood that folks could bid on the whole wagonload. Inside the shelter you could walk around and check out the produce in smaller units, like a bushel of squash, three pecks of cucumbers, even up to 100 or so pumpkins and gourds. The little Amish boys were so cute – running around barefoot with sus-

1 generous tablespoon cinnamon

pendered overalls and hats. Bert and I bought some beautiful red and green peppers. I couldn’t wait to get home to make Bert’s red pepper relish. I also made stuffed peppers for supper, with rice, lamb, tomato sauce and seasonings.

Bert’s red pepper relish

No real recipe, but here are Bert’s guidelines slightly adapted by me. Makes 7 to 8 half pints. Measure ingredients after dicing. 6 cups of finely diced red bell peppers (or green, yellow, etc.) 11⁄2 cups finely diced onions Boiling water 1 ⁄2 cup diced jalapeños (opt.) Grind up peppers and onions in food processor, blender or just chop fine. Put in bowl and pour boiling water to cover. Let sit five minutes, then drain. Make brine.

Rita’s rendition of Bert’s pepper relish.

Bring to boil:

2 cups vinegar (I used cider, but clear is OK) 1 cup sugar (more to taste) 11⁄2 teaspoons each: mustard seeds, celery seeds and dry mustard Put drained pepper mixture into brine and cook for five minutes. Pour into hot jars, clean rims and seal. Process in boiling water bath five minutes.

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You can also just cook this up, cool, put in freezer containers and freeze.

Marge Miller’s apple dumplings

Marge is known as the apple dumpling lady in Clermont County and at my church, Holy Trinity in Batavia. I love her dumplings with the wonderful cinnamon flavor. They are always the first thing to go at any of our events. This is for Nancy, who began cooking at age 11. “My mother was a wonderful cook and my best friend. She passed away last year,” she wrote. Nancy wanted to re-create her Mom’s dumpling recipe which used brown sugar and cinnamon. Nancy said her Mom’s sauce was a thin vanilla sauce using cinnamon. I’ve adapted this only slightly.

1 double pie crust 8 Golden Delicious apples, peeled and cored (I’ve used whatever apples I had on hand) 4 teaspoons butter Mix the following and set aside: 1 cup granulated or brown sugar

Divide the prepared pie crust into eight equal pieces. Roll out each piece into the shape of a square about 6 to 8 inches. To test the size, place an apple in the center of it and see if you can bring the 4 corners up to meet at the top. Place 1 peeled and cored apple in the center of one of the squares of rolled pie crust. Fill the cavity with some of the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Dot the top of the sugar with 1⁄2 tsp. butter. Bring one corner of the pastry up over the top of the apple. Take the opposite corner and overlap it over the first one. Moisten to seal these two together. Repeat with the last two corners of the pastry. Moisten to seal the last two corners together. Place the 8 dumplings in a sprayed baking dish.

Cinnamon sauce:

Combine the following syrup ingredients and cook for three minutes. If you can’t find cinnamon hearts, use a teaspoon of cinnamon and a drop or two of red food coloring if you want. 11⁄2 cups sugar 1 1 ⁄2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 cups water 3 tablespoons lemon juice 7-8 cinnamon decorations (little cinnamon Valentine hearts) or more to taste 1 teaspoon vanilla (Rita’s addition) Pour the syrup over the dumplings in the baking dish. If you want, baste as they bake. Bake at 375 degrees for

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Join Rita Heikenfeld, Nick Tolbert (aka Midnight Gourmet) and Former Top Chef Chicago contestant Antonia Lofaso Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. as they host a dinner party. Sample some of Antonia’s favorite recipes as well as the recipes of local restaurants and chefs. Ticket price: $15 RSVP at: 513-247-6411 All proceeds will benefit the Freestore Foodbank. Ticket transaction will be completed at Kenwood Macy’s prior to event. Cash or check only. Make check payable to the Freestore Foodbank. 50 to 60 minutes until well browned and a fork pressed into the apple tests soft.

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Additional recipes for slaw stuffed peppers, pepper relish, pepper hash and vanilla sauce are in Rita’s online column at Or call 513-591-6163 and leave your name and mailing address.

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Tips from Rita’s kitchen

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Florence Recorder

September 17, 2009


BUSINESS UPDATE Auto-Owners Insurance recently announced Jack Lillie Insurance of Hebron has been named one of the top 10 growth agencies for the company in the state of Kentucky for 2008. The agency was recognized at a luncheon meeting in Lexington, where they and other recipients were presented with a plaque commemorating their accomplishment. Jack Lillie Insurance has represented Auto-Owners since 1997. Ron Simon, chairman and CEO of Auto-Owners, thanked the agency for its support and business stat-

ing “their growth and support only help to make the entire community stronger and more secure. We are grateful they choose to do business with us.� Auto-Owners Insurance has been doing business since 1916, and serving Kentucky since 1994.

10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; from 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. For more information about Skyline Chili, call the Turfway location at 859534-0390 or visit

New Skyline opens

Resident appointed to leadership role

It’s Skyline time in Turfway. The favorite hometown chili restaurant is now serving their famous Coneys and Ways at the new Turfway Skyline Chili located at 1345 Hansel Drive in Florence. The Turfway Skyline Chili will be open seven days week, from 10 a.m. to

The American Bar Association announced that Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III of Frost Brown Todd LLC has been appointed to serve as chair of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Governmental Affairs. Additionally, he will serve

as a member of the ABA Strategic Planning Committee for the coming year and will continue Robinson to serve on the board of the American Bar Foundation and on the board of the ABA Retirement Funds. Robinson is an unopposed candidate for ABA president-elect 2010 with the vote on his candidacy to be held in February 2010 at the ABA Mid-Year Meeting in Orlando, Fla. In addition to his ABA duties, Robinson is member-in-charge of Frost Brown Todd’s office in

Enjoy St. Tim Oktoberfest The annual St. Timothy Parish Oktoberfest will be held Sept.18-20. The weekend features food, drinks, midway rides, games, raffles, entertainment, and free onsite parking. Registration is required for the Double Elimination Cornhole Tournament and Battle of the Bands competition Sunday, Sept. 20. For more information, visit or call 384-1100, ext.23. The parish is located at the corner of U.S. 42 and Frogtown Road, Union.

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Community Local moms unite for annual celebration MOMS Club Heron, a nonprofit group serving stay-at-home mothers in Hebron, Burlington and Florence, will have its annual open house 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Hebron Lutheran Church. This chapter of the International Moms Club organization serves more than 60 mothers and their children – providing sup-

port, group gatherings, and activities for children as well as local community service projects. In today’s economy, it is increasingly harder for families to afford mothers the chance to stay home and raise their children. This event not only helps the group recruit additional members, but also serves to support and

reward our mothers for the “full-time” jobs they have at home. This year’s open house will feature several children’s activity booths, a visit from firefighters at the Hebron Fire Protection District and various door prizes from area businesses including, the Tousey House Tavern and Remke Markets.

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September 17, 2009

Kids Day event set for Sept. 19 On Saturday, Sept. 19, Payne Chiropractic will host the 15th annual Kids Day America/International, a health, safety and environmental awareness day. The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. at the Boone County High School gymnasium. Attendees will learn about crime prevention and Internet and child safety.

Child ID cards will be given to children who attend. Fingerprinting will be done as well. The Florence Fire Department is bringing a fire truck and will teach fire safety tips to the children. The Family Nurturing Center will provide information on child abuse. The Florence Lions Club will provide eye exams for

IN THE SERVICE Horn graduates

Air Force Airman Elijah B. Horn graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree

through the Community College of the Air Force. Horn is the son of Brad and Lavonne Horn of Union. He is also a 2008 graduate of Boone County High School.

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Navy Airman Apprentice Christopher E. Wolfe was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Wolfe received the early promotion for outstanding

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application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly “Navy” flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor. Wolfe is the son of Maria R. and William L. Wolfe of Florence. He is also a 2008 graduate of Boone County High School.

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John C. Kerns, 22, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 7153 Spruce Dr., July 14. Eric M. Risch, 23, public intoxication of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at Maple Tree Ln., July 14. Joslyn R. Roberts, 34, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, careless driving at I-75 southbound, July 13. James R. Kimmel, 19, possession of drug paraphernalia at unknown address, July 13. Timothy R. Little, 40, theft of parts from vehicle at Dixie Hwy., July 13. Danelle R. Fisher, 39, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of controlled substance at I-75 southbound, July 13. Paul Diop, 19, DUI, possession of marijuana at Burlington Pk. and Centennial Cir., July 13.

Billie Robinson, 46, possession of marijuana at 7380 Turfway Rd., July 16. Christopher D. Abney, 18, first-degree robbery, fleeing/evading police at 7819 U.S. 42, July 16. Jacob M. Amos, 19, first-degree robbery, fleeing/evading police at 7819 U.S. 42, July 16. Laura A. Benke, 45, alcohol intoxication at 7899 Dream St., July 19. Adam R. Moore, 24, operating on suspended license at 7490 Woodspoint Dr., July 20.

Belair Cir., July 17. Motorcycle pushed over and damaged intentionally at 7134 Turfway Rd., July 17. Window damaged intentionally at 65555 Nicholas Ave., July 15. Property damaged at 2 Quiet Creek, July 20. Mailbox damaged at 57 Bustetter Dr., July 21. Vehicle damaged at 33 Bedinger Ave., June 18. Property damaged at 2072 Bayberry, July 17. Vehicle damaged at 10439 Garden Dr., July 19.

Incidents/Reports Burglary

Criminal possession of a forged instrument

Items taken from residence during the night at 1127 Bayswater Dr., July 14. Copper taken from walls of residence at 10013 Duncan Dr., July 13. Items taken from residence at 17 Wallace Ave., July 15. Property damaged at 6199 Saddle Ridge, July 18. Items taken from home at 6444 Westland, July 19. Items taken from home at 7920 East Bend Rd., July 19.

Checks stolen at 8810 U.S. 42, July 14.

Fire investigation

Motorcycle caught on fire at 5972 Carlton, July 18.

Fraudulent use of a credit card

Vehicle damaged intentionally at 4795 Cornell Dr., July 13. Feces smeared on victim’s vehicle at 1410 Meadowlake Way, July 13. Yard damaged by vehicle at 181

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Two suspects used physical force and threatened to use a handgun, while trying to steal money from Speedway at 7819 U.S. 42, July 16. Reported at Interstate 275, July 18.

Terroristic threatening

Victim threatened by known male subject at 275 Weber Ln., July 12.


Percocet taken from residence at 2820 Lauren Meadows Dr., July 13. Items taken from residence at 4892 Dartmouth Dr., July 8. Purse taken from victim’s shopping cart at Sam’s Club at 4949 Houston Rd., July 16. Items taken from the Disney Store at Florence Mall at 2018 Mall Rd., July 15.


Less than $100 in fraudulent charges made to victim’s credit card at 1779 Hunter’s Tr., July 14. Internet purchases made with victim’s credit card at 1826 Mountainview Dr., July 7. Card used without permission at 755 Petersburg Rd., July 19.

Criminal mischief

10085 Indian Hill Dr., July 13. Unknown individual gaining access to victim’s banking information at unknown address, June 27.

Wallet taken from shopping cart at 4999 Houston Rd., July 20. Money taken from wallet at 7809 U.S. 42, July 20. Wallet taken July 20. Items taken from vehicle at 7623 Burlington Pk., July 20. Shoplifting at 4874 Houston Rd., July 20. Money taken at 7958 U.S. 42, July 21.

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The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Boone County Sheriff Mike Helmig at 334-2175; Florence Police Chief Tom Szurlinski at 647-5420. Shoplifting at 61 Spiral Dr., July 21. Money taken from ATM without permission at 321 Mt. Zion, July 14. Items taken from vehicle at 10465 Jasons Bluff, July 15. Shoplifting at 1845 Airport Exchange Blvd., July 15. Items taken from vehicle at 3074 Front St., July 16. Items taken from home at 2871 Douglas, July 17. Items taken from home at 2600 Peoples Ln., July 18. Items taken from vehicle at 20 Roe St., July 18. Items taken from construction site, July 18. Items taken from home at 9836 Gunpowder Rd., July 18. Items taken from home at 378 White Pine, July 18. Vehicle theft attempted at 7205 U.S. 42, July 19. Items taken from vehicle at 71 Cavalier Blvd., July 20. Items taken from construction site at 7915 Dream St., July 20.

Items taken from vehicle at 832 Heights Blvd., July 20. Money taken from purse at Houston Rd., July 20.

Theft from auto

DVD player taken from vehicle at 11036 Lakeview Dr., July 13. Tailgate stolen from vehicle at 10480 Dixie Hwy., July 13.

Theft of auto

Vehicle stolen from business at 10765 Autumn Ridge Dr., July 10. Rental vehicle never returned to Kerry Toyota at 6050 Hopeful Church Rd., July 17.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

Vehicle stolen and wrecked at 2871 Douglas, July 19.

Wanton endangerment

Driving with baby in lap at 730 Peach Tree Ln., July 12. Operating vehicle under influence and caused injury to motorcylist at U.S. 42, July 18.

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Rose Blanchet

Rose M. Blanchet, 59, Independence, died Sept. 11, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a self-employed nanny. Survivors include her sisters, Patricia Hughes and Joan Martin of Independence, Jean Clark of Erlanger, Betsy Lameier of Woodstock, Ga.; brothers, George Blanchet II of Florence, Daniel Blanchet of Dayton, and Andrew and Mark Blanchet of Independence. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216-3549 or the American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Irene Brownfield

Irene Juanita Brownfield, 89, Erlanger, died Sept. 6, 2009, at Baptist Village Care Center, Erlanger. She was an administrator assistant at Northern Kentucky University. Her husband, Edward Brownfield, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Vicki Hammond of West Chester, Susan Releford of Fort Mitchell, Lynn Ricke of Washington, Ind.; brother, Kenneth Victor of Florence; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Memorials: Fort Mitchell Baptist Church, 2323 Dixie Highway, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 or American Heart Association, 240 Whittington Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40222-4904.

Steve Buchanan III

Steve C. Buchanan III, 32, Covington, died Sept. 8, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was head of the men’s merchandising department at Macy’s. Survivors include his parents, Dena and Steve Buchanan Jr. of Florence; brother, Nicholas Buchanan of Florence; maternal grandparents, Paula and Vernon Zordel of Miami, Okla.; paternal grandmother, Helga Buchanan of Cincinnati. Memorials: donations to Steve Buchanan III family, c/o Chambers & Grubbs, P.O. Box 6049, Florence, KY 41042-6049.

Milbourne Butler

Milbourne L. Butler, 86, Fort Mitchell, died Sept. 5, 2009, at Hospice Center of St. Elizabeth, Edgewood. He was a production worker for F.H. Lawson Co. He was a World War II Army staff sergeant. He was a member of Greenview Baptist Church, Burlington, and a deacon at the church since 1950. Survivors include his wife, Lucille Marie Butler of Fort Mitchell; daughters, Melba L. Baur of Florence and Valarie Kepler of Erlanger; and five grandchildren. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Dry Ridge. Memorials made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 222, Williamstown, KY 41097; Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 803 South Loop Road, Edgewood 41018.

Onita Collins

Onita Kay Collins, 69, Covington, died Sept. 4, 2009, at her home. She was a homemaker. Her husband, James Collins, two


For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the “Obituaries” link at children and one great-grandson died previously. Survivors include her sons, James Collins and Truman Collins, both of Covington; daughters, Youlanda Collins of Burlington, Joyce and Melissa Collins, both of Covington; brother, Milton Mounce of Hebron; sister, Etheleen Dearinger of Erlanger; 12 grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Wanda Cox

Wanda Cox, 68, Falmouth, died Sept. 6, 2009, at home. She attended Plum Creek Christian Church and was a manager at Abbywood Apartments. Survivors include her husband, Curtis Cox of Falmouth; sons, Randy Cox of Burlington and Todd Cox of Falmouth; daughters, Karen Belcher of Butler, Ky. and Sandra Wilson of Falmouth; and 8 grandchildren. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth. Memorials made to Chris Cox Memorial Fund, 407 Shelby St., Falmouth, Ky. 41040.

Nettie Delph

Nettie Mae Hodges Delph, 87, Petersburg, homemaker, died Sept. 12, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a member of Bullittsburg Baptist Church in Petersburg. Her husband, Walter Samuel Delph, died previously. Survivors include her son, Samuel Delph of Petersburg; daughters, Norma D. Hennigen of Hebron, Margie A. White of Florence and Rebecca D. Moore of Chicago; sisters, Betty Pepper of Queen Creek, Ariz., and Virginia Lindner of Mesa, Ariz.; brothers, Ronald Hodges of Hebron and William Hodges of Florence; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Burial was in Bullittsburg Baptist cemetery in Petersburg. MiddendorfBullock Funeral Home in Hebron handled the arrangements. Memorials: Bullittsburg Baptist Church, 2616 Bullittsburg Church Road, Petersburg, KY 41080.

Anna Duddey

Anna Mae A. Duddey, 83, Villa Hills, died Sept. 10, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and former city clerk for Villa Hills, a member of Mary Queen of Heaven Church in Erlanger, Association of City Clerks of Kentucky, Mary Queen of Heaven Seniors, St. Joseph Seniors, Edgewood Seniors and volunteered for the city of Villa Hills. Her husband, James H. Duddey, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Cathy A. Tabeling of Burlington, Jalaine Ann Barth of Union and Peggy Sue Gallo of Reading, Ohio; sons, Michael Duddey and Ronnie James Duddey of Independence and Andrew J. Duddey of Georgetown, Ky.; brother, Edward Foltz of Villa Hills; 19 grandchildren and 33 greatgrandchildren. Burial was in St. John Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Parish Kitchen, 141 W. Pike St., Covington, KY 41011.

James Fogle

James Rector Fogle, 70, Florence, died Sept. 2, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He worked in maintenance for Boone County Public Works and was a member of Boone Union Masonic Lodge 304 and 4H Club. Survivors include his wife, Jean Fogle, and sister, Martha Wilson of Georgetown, Ohio. Burial was in Burlington Cemetery. Memorials: Boone Union Masonic Lodge 304 Mt. Zion Road, Union, KY 41091.

James Fry

James “Chops” Dean Fry, 25, of Walton, formerly of Dumas, Texas, died Sept. 3, 2009, in an automobile accident in Crescent Springs. He was a mechanic for Comair

Airlines and member of the International Aerospace Machinists Union. Survivors include his daughter, Jade Fry of Walton; fiancée, Heather Tomco of Walton; parents, Randall and Tammie Fry of Dumas, Texas; brother, Jacob Fry; grandparents, James and Kathy Russell of Dumas, Texas, Elaine Fry of Eckert, Colo. and Charon Thomas of Dumas, Texas. Burial was in Northlawn Memorial Gardens of Dumas, Texas. Memorials: Fund for Jade Fry, c/o Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6049, Florence, KY 41022.

Carla Galloway

Carla Denise Colvin Galloway, 39, Florence, died Sept. 10, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a homemaker, cashier at AmeriStop in Burlington and was involved with American Legion Post 4 in Florence. Survivors include her husband, Roger Galloway of Florence; sons, Nathaniel Keith Buring, Zachary Todd Buring and Blake Harrison Colvin of Florence; mother, Nancy Williams Colvin of Crittenden; sister, Sonja Faye Carver of Warsaw and brother, James Arnold Colvin of Crittenden. Burial was in Burlington Cemetery in Burlington. Memorials: The Family of Carla Galloway, c/o Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6049, Florence, KY 41022.

and son, G. Gary Graff, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Rabe Wischer of Union; sons, Richard J. Graff of Florence and Timothy L. Graff of Milton; brother, Richard McCafferty of Fort Thomas; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia handled the arrangements. Memorials: Covington Ladies Home, 702 Garrard St., Covington, KY 41011.

Martha Harrison

Martha Louise Harrison, 86, Independence, died Sept. 7, 2009, at her home in Parkton, N.C. She is formerly of Independence. She was a city clerk for the city of Independence. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Taylor Mill. She was a president of the Irish Rovers at St. Patrick Church. She was instrumental in establishing the Independence Senior Center and a member of Holy Cross Church Widow & Widowers group. Her husband, William H. Harrison, and a daughter, Anne Sullivan, previously died. Survivors include daughters, Maureen Harrison of Parkton, N.C., Jean

Harrison of Florence, Mary Niklas of Troy and Theresa Keller of Independence; sons, Christopher Harrison of Kearney, Mo., William Harrison of Cleves, Michael Harrison of Erlanger and Paul Harrison of Florence; sisters,

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Betty Graff

Betty J. McCafferty Graff, 86, Covington, died Sept. 12, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a secretary in the nursing department at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Fort Mitchell, a former member of Gemma Guild and a Notre Dame Academy graduate. Her husband, George H. Graff,

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Edward A. Berkemeier, Jr., 86, Walton, died Sept. 12, 2009, at his home. He was an electrician foreman for Veterans Hospital in Cincinnati, a command sergeant major and World War II Army veteran, a member of All Saints Church in Walton, member and prior Grand Knight at Knights of Columbus and former fire chief and EMT with the Walton Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Mary Meiman Berkemeier of Walton; sons, Tony Berkemeier of Indianapolis, Charles Berkemeier of Union, Dave Berkemeier of Edgewood and Mike Berkemeier of Walton; daughters, Darlene Ryan of Walton and Rita Dixon of Candler, N.C.; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery in Latonia. Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.


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Robert Deming

Robert C. Deming, 92, Covington, died Sept. 7, 2009, at his home. He was a machinist at R.A. Jones and master chief in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Doris Deming; daughter, Carol Deming of Covington; sons, Scott and Jim Deming, both of Covington; Mark Deming of Latonia, Mike Deming of Florence; eight grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren.

Deborah Dickens

Deborah S. Dickens, 55, Burlington, formerly of LaPorte, Ind., died Sept. 5, 2009, at her home. She was a registered nurse with Owenton Manor Nursing Home. Her daughters, Julie Dickens and Sara Dickens, died previously. Survivors include her fiancé, Michael White of Burlington; sons, Christopher Dickens of Elsmere, Jason Dickens of Burlington, Joshua Dickens of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jacob Dickens of Seaside, Calif., and brother, Ronald Sherer of LaPorte, Ind. Memorials: Deborah S. Dickens Memorial Fund, c/o any Bank of Kentucky.

Marcella Dirrim

Marcella Ruth Wienecke Dirrim, 76, Florence, died Sept. 5, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a registered nurse. Following her military career, she worked for the Whitaker Corp. of California in Saudi Arabia. Military service includes U.S. Air Force, rank of major and a Vietnam veteran. Her husband, Howard Dirrim, died previously. Survivors include a sister, Carol Kuhn of Burlington. Memorials made to the American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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From B9 Emily Gerdon of Huntington, Ind., and Ruth Ann Butcher of Taylor Mill, Ky.; 23 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright. Memorials made to Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Diana Kononov

Diana “Di” Riley Kononov, 44, Bellevue, died Sept. 5, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas in Fort Thomas. She was a housekeeper with Carmel Manor Nursing Home. Survivors include her husband, Vadim Kononov of Bellevue; parents, Eugene Riley and Arlie (Noble) Riley of Bellevue; sister, Debbie Starrett of Hebron; brothers, Donnie Riley of Bellevue, Gene Riley, Jr. of Woodlawn, and Warren Riley of Taylor Mill. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate.

Margie Loze

Margie H. Loze, 86, Hebron, died Sept. 3, 2009, at her son’s home. She was a sales representative for more than 30 years with Avon Products. Her husband, John W. Loze, died in 1995 and son, John E. Loze, died in 2003. Survivors include her son, Jason W. Loze of Florence; daughters, Louise Meyers of Anderson, Patricia Neff of Bullittsville, Connie Loze of Fort Wright; foster son, Darryl Isaacs of Cincinnati; sisters, Betty Ranshaw of Moore’s Hill, Ind., and Patsy Frank of Taylor Mill; brothers, Bud Holt of Petersburg, Jack Holt of Ludlow, Lee Holt of Erlanger and Donald Holt of Rising Sun, Ind.; 18 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Burial was in Petersburg Cemetery.


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Traci Lynn Knapp Lynch, 40, Independence, died Sept. 9, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was an order puller for Gibson Greeting Card Co. Survivors include her husband, Dennis A. Lynch; daughter, Somer Lynch of Independence; stepdaughter, Nicole Lynch of Covington; father, Butch Knapp of New Holland, Ohio; mother, Marie Bolton Welte and stepfather, Jack Welte of Latonia; brother, Matt Knapp of Union; paternal grandmother, Marie Knapp of New Holland, Ohio; maternal stepgrandmother, Betty Wing of Clearfield, Pa.; one step-grandson. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Elroy C. Perry, 86, Highland Heights, died Sept. 12, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a crane operator for Interlake Steel Corp. in Newport, a World War II Army veteran, member of First Presbyterian Church in Fort Thomas, F&AM Lodge 858 in Newport and American Legion Post 11 in Newport. His wife, Virgie Maxine Taylor Perry, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Rita Perry Barnett of Highland Heights; brothers, Wayne and Elmo Perry of Elsmere, Karl Perry of Delhi Township, Ohio and James Perry of Mount Washington, Ohio; sister, Velma Hiatt of Florence; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Woodcrest Manor, 3876 Turkeyfoot Road, Elsmere, KY 41018 .

John McGinnis

John C. “Mac” McGinnis, 80, Crescent Springs, died Sept. 10, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was an electrical manufacturing sales representative, a Korean War veteran, member of St. Pius X Church in Edgewood and St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring, founding team member of Be-Concerned and a member of the Cursillo movement. His daughter, Sally Monahan, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lee McGinnis of Crescent Springs; daughters, Molly Barth of Fort Thomas, Connie Flynn of Villa Hills, Kathleen Tucker of Campbellsville, Ky., Mary Eilerman of Ludlow and Erin Cline of West Chester Township, Ohio; sons, John McGinnis of Edgewood and Joe McGinnis of Hebron; sisters, Mary Kroeger of North College Hill, Ohio, and Pat Cahill of Lakeside Park, and 19 grandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Linnemann Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: Sally’s Caring Hands scholarship fund, c/o St. Rita School for the Deaf, 1720 Glendale-Milford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215 or BeConcerned, 714 Washington St., Covington, KY 41011.





William Pilyer

William Jerry Pilyer, 78, Florence, died Sept. 11, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a road driver for Roadway Express (over 25 years), where he received several awards including a 2,000,000 safe mile award. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA, men’s off hand national champion in 1973). Survivors include his wife, Lois Koenig Pilyer; son, William Troy Pilyer of Union; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorials: Community Family Church, Bridging the Gap Ministry, 11875 Taylor Mill Road, Independence, KY 41051.

Florine Poole

Florine (McNabb) Poole, 95, Erlanger, died Sept. 6, 2009, at Baptist Village Erlanger. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Grandparent’s Club with Crescent Springs Church of God.

Raymond Schopp Jr.

Raymond T. Schopp Jr., 49, Burlington, died Sept. 6, 2009, at his home. He was a computer programmer and a member of the Kento-Boo Baptist Church, Florence. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Gilbert Schopp; parents, Raymond T. Schopp Sr. and Patricia Schopp of South Windsor, Conn.; sisters, Lynn Marinelli, Margie Peruccio and Ginny Hughes, all of South Windsor, Conn. Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, Erlanger, handled arrangements. Memorials: Kento-Boo Baptist Church Building Fund, 7037 Curtis Ave., Florence, KY 41042.

Jollyenna Sexton

Jollyenna Kaye Sexton, 49, Newport, died Sept. 7, 2009, at her home. Survivors include her husband, Dan Sexton of Florence; daughters, Dana Smith of Paynesville, Celina Sexton and Deirdre Wright, both of Florence and Tamara Sexton of Park Hills; 12 brothers and sisters and eight grandchildren. Burial was in Neave Cemetery, Bracken County.

Dennis Shields

Dennis A. Shields Sr., 58, Florence, died Sept. 5, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Hospice Center, Edgewood. He was an equipment operator for Carlisle Construction. He was a member of the NRA, loved to hunt deer and turkey, shooting trap and skeet. He collected knives and guns.

Survivors include his mother, Marie Shields of Florence; sons, Dennis Shields Jr. of Price Hill and Dave Shields of Independence; sisters, Mary Ann Williams of Alexandria and Judy Miller of Florence; and three grandchildren. Memorials made to National Rifle Association Foundation, Inc. 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, Va., 22030.

Sherry Smith

Sherry Lynn Smith, 52, Burlington, died Sept. 5, 2009, at her home. She worked for 35 years with New Perceptions in Edgewood, also for Riverside Good Council and Campbell County Workshop and was a member of Mother of God Church in Covington. Survivors include her sister, Barbara Abbott of Southgate; and brothers, Richard N. Smith of Dry Ridge and Ronnie Smith of Lexington. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: New Perceptions, One Sperti Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017; or Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Lela Simpson

Lela Mae Carter Simpson, 84, Florence, died Sept. 9, 2009, at Woodcrest Manor, Elsmere. She was a member of Florence Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, James A. Simpson; daughters, Sandra Boehle of Cincinnati and Pat Schreiber of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; brothers, Charles Carter Jr. and William Carter, both of Lexington; three grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 3703 Taylorsville Road, Suite 102, Louisville, KY 40220.

The Rev. Mark Steidle

The Rev. Mark Steidle, of Robertsville, Ill., formerly of Northern Kentucky, died Aug. 30, 2009, at his home.

He was a member of the Society of Divine Word Missionaries where he served as a missionary in the Philippines, and later served as parochial vicar at Blessed Sacrament Church, Fort Mitchell. Survivors include his mother, Doris Steidle of Florence; father, Rev. Thomas Runge of Florence and sister, Joanna Carlotta of Florence. Linnemann Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: to St. Henry Parish, 3813 Dixie Highway, Elsmere, KY 41018.

Patrick Sturgeon

Patrick Jude Sturgeon, 45, of Palm Springs, Calif., formerly of Florence, died Aug. 28, 2009, in Palm Springs. He was a general manager for Bella Monte Resort in Palm Springs and previously the general manager of the Cliff Resort and The Two Bunch Palms, also in California. He was a member of the Palm Springs & Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce. His father, Jack Sturgeon, died previously. Survivors include his mother, Betty Sturgeon of Erlanger and sister, Heidi Sturgeon of Gilbert, Ariz. Memorials to American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227, or the American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

James Temple Jr.

James Earl Temple Jr., 58, Walton, died Sept. 10, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was an executive for Interstate Brands Corp. Survivors include his wife, Ausma Temple; daughter, Angela Kim of Morning View; son, James Temple III of Independence; sisters, Tina Goldman and Cynthia Temple of Alabama, Lynn Temple of Louisville; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.

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RAVENWOOD CASTLE: A MOST UNUSUAL GETAWAY Visit a “medieval castle” on a high hilltop on 115 secluded and forested acres of the most beautiful area of Southeast Ohiothe Hocking Hills! Owners Sue & Jim Maxwell are creating the most unusual guest experience of stepping back 800 years in a reconstruction of a “12th century Norman castle.” The Maxwells have traveled throughout England & Scotland & have always loved castles & the medieval era. Although the building is new, the couple has been collecting architectural antiques for several years. Each guest room or suite has a stained glass window, usually in the bedroom, a Victorian fireplace mantel with a gas log unit, antique light fixtures and some have beautiful old doors. The wood mouldings around the door & windows & the 5 stairways are inspired by centuries old motifs from Great Britain’s stately homes & castles. Most rooms also have a French door with a balcony, private deck overlooking the forest. There are also “medieval” themed cottages with fireplaces and whirlpools. Ravenwood has

Her husband, James Beverly McNabb, died previously. Survivors include sons, Norman McNabb of Florence, Charles McNabb of Walton; daughters, Frances Jones of Burlington Faye Kimberlin of Walton; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Burlington Cemetery, Burlington.

its own food service for guests, so they can spend their entire visit immersed in solitude if they wish, surrounded by tall trees, huge rocks, the castle‘s own hiking trails and plenty of peace and quiet. Or guests can drive the few miles to outside attractions & other dramatic scenery in the Hocking Hills. Ravenwood offers popular “murder mystery” weekends and also plans “medieval dinners”, getaway workshops, and other special events. Facilities are also perfect for small weddings and other festive occasions. The building has no steps into the 1st floor level - a “drawbridge” leads from the driveway to the massive front door and the first floor guest rms. Nearby are caves, waterfalls, lots of hiking trails, a scenic railway, arts & crafts studios & shop, antique malls and much more. There are often midweek discounts and a special “Royal Family” Adventure Package in the summer.

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