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In the next few days your Community Press carrier will be stopping by to collect $2.50 for delivery of this month’s Florence Recorder. Your carrier retains half of this amount along with any tip you give to reward good Schaefer service. This month we’re featuring Emily Schaefer who attends Ockerman Middle School and is on the A/B honor roll. She likes to dance, play basketball and softball and is a dog walker. For information about our carrier program, call Victoria Martin, 859-442-3463, or e-mail

Children’s Advocacy Center cooperative venture with Fort Thomas By Justin B. Duke


Warming up

Esther Huffaker of Florence and Larry Elliott of Glencoe crouch around the campfire during the annual Salt Festival at Big Bone Lick State Park.

School makes reading a ball

Florence Elementary is hoping its readers aim for the fences. The school kicked off its annual Accelerated Reader program. Each year the school gives the program a theme and is using baseball this year. “We try to get the kids motivated,” said Principal Charlie Walton. – SCHOOLS, PAGE A7

Letters to Santa

Hey kids! It’s time to start writing your letters to Santa and send them in to the Community Recorder, where they will be published on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Please send your brief letter to Santa to Melissa Hayden, Santa’s Helper, 394 Wards Corner Road, Loveland, OH 45140 or via e-mail to Be sure to include your child’s name, age, the community you live in and the Community Recorder paper you read, as well as a telephone number we can use to contact you if we require additional information. You may also include a non-returnable photogaph (or JPG image) that may appear with your letter. Letters and photos are due no later than Friday, Nov. 13.

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Hospital walk hits home

By Justin B. Duke

A Florence family is celebrating life and helping those who are preserving it. The McEachern family participated in their third year of the Cincinnati Walks for Kids. The walk was Saturday, Oct. 10, at Coney Island. The walk benefits the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, which holds a special place in each member of the family’s heart. All three children have been

treated at the hospital, including spinal cord surgery on the youngest of the three children, Gabriel, when he was a year old. The walk was a way to celebrate because with all the family has needed from the hospital, all three children walked, said mother Jennifer McEachern. The walk allowed the kids to see they aren’t alone, she said. “It allows my children to see other children who are in similar situations,” McEachern said. Participating also teaches the McEachern children an important life lesson, she said.

“It’s really important to give back,” McEachern said. Over the years, the McEacherns have built a team to walk – starting with five and growing to 25 for this year. “We have 25 of our closest friends and family there to help us support Cincinnati Children’s,”said McEachern. “We are blessed and thankful that we can continually be examples and advocates of such a wonderful hospital,” he said. For more information about Cincinnati Walks for Kids, visit

Free lunches on the rise in Boone By Justin B. Duke

The repercussions of the economy have made it to the cafeteria. Both Boone County school districts have seen a jump in applications for free and reduced lunches this school year. For Boone County Schools, about 2 percent more students are receiving aid than last year, but for a district with more than 19,000 students that means more than 5,600 students are receiving aid. “We’re at the highest we’ve ever seen,” said Food Services Manager Barbara Kincaid. In Walton-Verona Schools there was a 4.3 percent increase in general enrollment, but a 14.9 percent increase in free and reduced lunch recipients. “It does suggest that the econ-



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omy is hitting our families hard, “ said Walton-Verona Finance Officer Kevin Ryan. Because the free and reduced lunch program is reimbursed with federal money, the districts aren’t burdened by the increases, Kincaid said. “At a time when people need it most, we’re glad it’s there,” she said. A common theme from applications this year is the number of students requesting free or reduced lunch for the first time, Kincaid said. “We’ve got parents calling who say, ‘We’ve never, never asked for free or reduced lunch,’” she said. Often parents say they need the service because they’ve lost a job and will only use it until they get a new job, Kincaid said. Since an application is good for an entire school year, Kincaid

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encourages those parents to continue to use it all year and use lunch money to try to catch up on bills. Kincaid has been impressed with how selfless parents have been, often times not wanting to apply because they feel someone else may need the service more. “Even in difficult times, people have been so gracious – not wanting anyone else to miss out,” she said. A common myth is that the service only has so many spots, but it is open to anyone who needs it, Kincaid said. “We can take everybody,” she said. Even at all-time highs, Boone County’s free and reduced lunch population is low compared to other districts in the state that have free and reduced lunch rates near 90 percent, Kincaid said.

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Florence is getting top honors in the state. The city was awarded the Enterprise Award from the Kentucky League of Cities for the construction of the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center (NKCAC). NKCAC is a nonprofit agency that provides services to children who have been sexually or physically abused or who have witnessed violent crimes. Prior to construction of the new facility, the agency The city was was servicing 500 children awarded the a year out of Enterprise three rooms Award from the in a pediatric p h y s i c i a n ’s Kentucky office in League of Bellevue. The center Cities for the was funded construction of through a the Northern partnership between FloKentucky rence and Children’s Fort Thomas where both Advocacy cities used Center. Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to raise $1.5 million. “(The award) meant a lot to us,” said Mayor Diane Whalen. More than recognizing the city, Whalen hopes the award spotlights the NKCAC. “It’s just an opportunity to let people know the advocacy center is there,” Whalen said. Whalen gives most of the credit for the center and the award to former City Coordinator Pat Wingo, who worked on the grant application and the partnership with Fort Thomas. “It really does take someone who understands the system to push that through,” Whalen said. As she was leaving her post earlier this year, Wingo spoke of the center as one her top accomplishments during her tenure. “It further emphasizes that Florence and Fort Thomas are cities that understand that by working together we can accomplish more than we can by working alone,” Wingo said. “Both communities could have submitted CDBG applications for other projects. However, we recognized that new facilities for the Children’s Advocacy Center had to be our shared priority.”


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October 22, 2009

Pumpkin walk carves a niche By Paul McKibben

A popular family event that has become a Halloween tradition in Boone County is 20 years old this year and it has really grown. Boone County Parks hosts its 20th annual Jacko-Lantern Contest & Walk 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Boone County Arboretum at Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union. Mary Ann Neltner, program planner with Boone County Parks, said the first pumpkin walk at Boone Woods in Burlington had about 100 people that came through and maybe 25 to 30 pumpkins on display. The walk was later moved to Central Park. Last year, there were 3,000 people and close to 200 pumpkins. Neltner said when the

pumpkin walk was started officials wanted to do a non-scary seasonal event that appealed to the whole family. She said when it was started 20 years ago “we kind of thought it would (become the event that it is now) because it just has an unique appeal but we weren’t real sure. But then after like the second year twice as many people came and then it just kept growing and growing, then we knew we had something good.” To help with the walk, the Boone County Fiscal Court on Oct. 13 approved hiring extra temporary workers. The entry fee for the contest is $1. There is no age limit and no limit on entries. The categories are happiest, scariest, creative design, funniest, unusual, spookiest, etched design, kit, traditional, creepiest,

eeriest and other. Halloween T-shirts will be given to first-, secondand third-place winners in each category. In case of severe weather, the walk will be moved to the Boone County Fairgrounds Floral Hall. The parks department’s rainout line is 334-2283. To pre-register call the parks office at 334-2117 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Friday. Pre-registration is preferred. Pumpkins can be dropped off 8:30-9:30 a.m. the day of the walk at Central Park’s concession building with the fee for each entry. For contest rules, visit arks. Before the walk, the Friends of Boone County Arboretum will offer Halloween crafts and pumpkin painting 5-7 p.m. at Shelter No. 1. The event is free.


Martha Malloy, interim executive director of the Women’s Crisis Center, speaks during a grand opening ceremony Oct. 15 at the center’s new Hebron facility.

New women’s center officially opens By Paul McKibben

The Women’s Crisis Center celebrated the official

opening of its new regional services center in Hebron with an Oct. 15 ceremony and open house. The center moved into its new headquarters in May but showed off the facility with the open house. “We’re thrilled with it. It serves our needs,” said Martha Malloy, interim executive director. The center is named The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./ U.S. Bank Foundation Regional Services Center. The foundation donated $1 million to help begin WCC’s Leadership for Change Campaign. Of the $2.5 million campaign, so far $2 million has been raised. The Kresge Foundation will give it a $260,000 grant if it raises the remaining $500,000. WCC serves 13 Kentucky counties, including Boone, Campbell and Kenton. It has two 24-hour crisis hotlines and six walk-in crisis centers. The new facility is 8,200 square feet. It’s home to administrative staff, counseling staff, volunteers, prevention education staff and advocates. WCC owns the

land and the building. WCC has room to grow inside the building and with the land at the new location. Administrative employees were located at WCC’s Covington office that continues to be open. Renovations were done to the Covington office. WCC closed its Florence office that it was leasing. State Rep. Addia Wuchner, R-Florence, said the center is a gift to the county and community. Wuchner, a nurse, told a story at the center’s groundbreaking ceremony last year about a woman who was bloodied and came into the emergency room with two young children. The woman later died. The tragedy happened because her husband was awakened by the smell of burnt cookies. “So the opening of a center like this, for me especially as a health care professional, causes you also to reflect back on patients and lives and exactly what it means to have a facility like this right here ... in our community,” she said.

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Union raising money for building By Paul McKibben

Get ready, Union. It’s time to show off your best chili recipe while helping the city raise money to renovate the Union Community Building. The city is hosting a chili cookoff fundraiser 5-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Union Community Building. Union City Events Coordinator Karen Franxman said the city really doesn’t have a goal for the fundraiser.

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“We’re just looking for a good time and we feel like if everybody’s having a good time and enjoying themselves then the fundraiser will be a success even if we make a couple thousand dollars or so, that would be awesome,” she said. The city purchased the building last year. It’s located on Old Union Road and was once a firehouse. Painting has been done to the building and the city is going to winterize the second floor which will be closed off, according to Franxman. The city plans to have a handicap-accessible bathroom, upgrade the kitchen and install a ventilation system for the building’s garage bays. Franxman said upgrad-

ing the building will cost close to $50,000 or more. No other fundraisers are planned. She said the renovations probably won’t be done for about a year because of the cost as it’s not in the budget. Union resident Laura Gorman she said she’s been helping on the city’s volunteer committee coming up with ideas and marketing the event. “I’ve just been working with local businesses or groups like the library and Kroger to try to find ways we can advertise locallocal,” she said. The cost is $10 to enter a slow cooker with chili in the competition. Visitors will taste and judge the entries. Visitors will be able to vote for their


The Union Community Building was once a firehouse. favorite chili by donating money in that entry’s box. There’s no limit on how many entries people can vote for or the number of times they can vote. The entry with the most

money collected wins. The winning cook will receive a gift certificate and apron. Other food and drinks will be available for purchase. Ghost stories with

s’mores will be told around a bonfire at 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.cityofunionky. org, e-mail unioncity or call 384-1511.


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October 22, 2009

Jail to get 24-7 health care By Paul McKibben

Inmates at the Boone County Jail and work camp in Burlington will be able to access health care 24 hours a day/seven days a week starting Jan. 1, 2010. The Boone County Fiscal Court on Oct. 13 unanimously approved a threeyear contract between the county and Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Southern Health Partners Inc. Jailer Ed Prindle told the Fiscal Court the 24-hour medical coverage is something the county really needed to do with the federal contracts it has. The jail houses also houses federal and state inmates as well inmates from other counties. He said “inmates generally are not healthy people� as 99 percent of them have medical issues that need to be addressed. He said every shift would have to have a minimum of one nurse on staff at all times through this contract.


High five

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Currently, the county contracts with a physician who visits five days a week on a parttime basis. Currently, the county contracts with a physician who visits five days a week on a part-time basis, according to Prindle. He said when the physician isn’t there, the jail uses the emergency room and Urgent Care offices in the interim. With Southern Health Partners, the county will no longer contract with that doctor. The county will pay

An invisible killer is in the spotlight. Betsy Berns Janes of the American Lung Association stopped into the Oct. 13 Florence City Council meeting to raise awareness about radon levels in Boone County homes. Radon is a naturally occurring gas that enters buildings from the soil beneath them and can’t be seen or smelled. “You cannot know it’s in your home unless you test for it,� Janes said. Radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer, she said.

“In Kentucky, we’re unfortunate to have a high level of radon,� Janes said. In Boone County, somewhere between 23 and 36 percent of all homes have some kind of exposure to radon, she said. “The great thing is that we can do something about it,� Janes said. By sealing cracks in a home’s foundation and installing a vacuum system, radon can be removed from a home, she said. “You want someone who is certified. It’s not something a regular handyman can handle,� Janes said. To help solve the radon problem, the American Lung Association is partner-

ing with the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Association of Radon Professionals to offer a radon testing contest. Residents of Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties can receive a free radon test kit and the five homes with the highest radon levels will get a mitigation system, which removes radon from a home. Registration for the contest runs Oct. 19-Oct. 30. For more information call 261-1721.


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Southern Health Partners $781,860 a year. Judge-Executive Gary Moore said the cost of this service was put into the county budget for six months of the year. The county’s fiscal year runs July 1 to June 30. He said no budget amendment would be needed. “We have a tremendous facility and great staff (and) great leadership,� he said. “So we’re very blessed in that way. This I think will just enhance it even more.�i The jail has 424 beds. The work camp has 76 beds. The current jail opened in 2005.

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The Gaines family has made their Halloween decorations, including this witch (left), from scratch. They are located at Hitching Post Place in Florence. The witch actually stirs the pot.

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Trick-or-treating is 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 in Boone County, Florence, Union and Walton. For times in additional locations in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, visit .

Library Halloween fun

The Boone County Public Library offers the following Halloween parties for various ages: • Itty Bitty Halloween Party (ages 2-5, treats, stories and a costume parade), 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, Scheben Branch, 8899 U.S. 42, Union; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, Florence Branch, 7425 U.S. 42, Florence; 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, Lents Branch, 3215 Cougar Path, Hebron; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington. • Halloween Spook-tacular (ages 6-11, wear costume for treats and ghostly tales), 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, Lents Branch; 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, Main Library • Halloween Boo-fest (ages 2-11, wear your costume for treats and tales), 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, Chapin Memorial Library, 6517 Market St., Petersburg. • Horror Movie Makeup

(teens ages 12 and older, create a horrifying Halloween look with stage makeup), 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, Florence Branch.

Free concert, meal

East Bend Baptist Church hosts the bluegrass Gospel group Revival Ridge on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the church, 12246 Lower River Road, Union. A free meal consisting of bean soup, cornbread, desserts and drinks is at 5 p.m. The free concert is at 6 p.m. For more information, call 689-0306.

Arrest in shooting

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department arrested at approximately 10 a.m. Oct. 15 a Hebron man in connection with a Oct. 9 shooting of a Glencoe man at the Woodspring Apartments at 550 Mount Zion Road near Florence. Daryl Robbins Jr., 30, was arrested on one count of first degree assault and two counts of first degree wanton endangerment.

Veterans dental work

Derringer & McGlone Family Dentistry hosts their second Annual Veterans Appreciation Day 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 11 at their offices, 8843 U.S. 42, Union. Veterans should call 384-0393 to schedule appointments for free restorative work (fillings), dental cleanings and X-rays.

Boone appointments

The Boone County Fiscal Court on Oct. 13 approved Judge-Executive Gary Moore re-appointing Charles Cain of Walton to the Boone-Florence Water Commission. Cain’s term expires Oct. 31, 2013. The Fiscal Court also approved Moore reappointing Jan Chapman of Florence to finish the remainder of a term on the Boone County Animal Shelter Advisory Board. Chapman’s term expires June 30, 2011.

Road work approved

Boone County will spend $95,493 to stabilize Woolper and Second Creek roads in the rural western part of the county. On Woolper Road, the work will done just south of Easton Lane. The length of the road improved will be 154 feet. Work will be completed on Second Creek Road east of a property at 2621 on that street. The length of the road repaired on that street is 60 feet.


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School makes reading a (base)ball

By Justin B. Duke

Florence Elementary is hoping its readers aim for the fences. The school kicked off its annual Accelerated Reader program. Each year the school gives the program a theme and is using baseball this year. “We try to get the kids motivated,” said Principal Charlie Walton. Accelerated Reader is a program in which students can read books then take tests on the books for points. To start the program, students packed the gym for an assembly where classes showed off the team names they made for themselves and the pennant flags they made for their teams. Keeping the baseball theme, the assembly began with fifthgrader Rosa Mejia singing the National Anthem. Mascots from the Florence

Freedom stopped in to cheer as teachers split with school and district administrators to compete in a home run derby. In the end, the “Tenacious Teachers” beat the “All-American Administrators” 42-24 while the gym boomed with the cheers of students. “You’ve got 600 kids excited about reading,” said Superintendent Randy Poe, who blamed the gym rafters for not hitting as many home runs as he’d liked. The assembly was a sign that the teachers really cared about students reading well, Walton said. “Our is a dedicated, focused staff,” he said. Teachers recognize that when teachers are enthusiastic about reading, students will be too, Walton said. “This is the best staff of educators I’ve ever worked with,” he said.

Florence Elementary Principal Charlie Walton takes a swing during the school’s Accelerated Reader home run derby.

School workshop draws 260 particpants By Justin B. Duke

Boone County Schools wants to make sure everyone is ready for college. Around 260 parents and students visited Cooper High School for Boone County Schools’ Making the Most of High School program Sept. 19. The program was a platform for 50 colleges and businesses to display what they can offer high

school students while 63 professionals gave presentations. The most popular presentations were targeted around financing college, said Cooper Guidance Counselor Dawn Hinton. “We all know this is important information for students and parents, but there isn’t always the proper platform,” Hinton said. Boone County is the only district in the area to provide such a largescale event to get this information out, said program sponsor Dan

Bisig, owner of College and Beyond. “They’re trying to set a precedent,” Bisig said. The program included eighthgraders and their parents, which is important because they can learn the information before high school even begins, he said. “I wish more students and parents would get involved sooner,” Bisig said. Overall the program was well received, with over 90 percent of the feedback being positive, Hin-

ton said. Now that the first event is done, the district will look over the feedback and look for more ways to make it bigger and get more people involved, she said. “We want it to be guided by what people want,” Hinton said. Despite the large number of workshops offered, the district only had to charge $5 for lunch and was able to incur no costs, thanks to sponsorships and presenters volunteering their time, she said.

Fathers asked to help in kids’ education process By Justin B. Duke

Dads are getting a special invitation to come to school. Boone County Schools is implementing a program called Strong Fathers - Strong Families as a way to help get fathers more involved in the education process. “We want to acknowledge that the male presence is important to the educational process,” said Anna Marie Tracy, the district’s No Child Left Behind supervisor.

Fathers are often left out from teacher interaction because educators usually address the most responsive parent, Tracy said. Strong Fathers - Strong Families is based in Texas, and its founder Mike Hall will visit the district to help get the program started. “When dads do their jobs, kids do better,” Hall said. A child with an active, involved father tends to have better grades and behavior and is less likely to start using drugs, he said. “Great minds can develop in

different ways,” Tracy said. Males, for example, tend to have a different vocabulary than females, and when a child gets to spend more time with his or her father, those extra words are picked up, she said. During Hall’s visit, he’ll host “Bring Your Dad to School Days” where fathers can see what actually happens in school. Little touches like name tags made of duct tape are designed to make the days more male-friendly, Tracy said.

It’s important that the fathers get to know each other so they can know they are in it together, she said. “Their sons and daughters will be dating eventually,” Tracy said. The program doesn’t overemphasize fathers in the educational process, Hall said. While they are important, fathers are equal partners with mothers in the process, and Strong Fathers - Strong Families just wants to motivate fathers to do their share, he said.

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CLASS REUNIONS S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 2 4 St. Thomas 1969 Class Reunion. Looking for class of ‘69 graduates of St. Thomas High School in Fort Thomas. Organizers are planning a picnic gathering at the park behind the Cold Spring City Building from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Bring your own food, snacks and drinks. For more information, call Jim or Jan (Rose) Reis at 635-7790, Sandie Kremer at 781-3123 or David Hagedorn at 781-3521. Campbell County High School Class of 1974’s 35th Year Reunion, Saturday, Oct. 24, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Alexandria Community Center, (formerly Main Street Baptist Church) 8236 West Main Street, Alexandria. $10 per person, you can pay at the door. For more information, contact Sheryl Smith Herald at 441-2194 or Debbie Boden Gebelt at 635-7133. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 1 4 Campbell County High School 1984 Class Reunion Nov. 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. St Mary Church Undercroft, Alexandria, Dinner/DJ. $30 per person/$50 per couple. Contact per email at JUNE 11-12, 2010 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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Deadline extended for Adopt-a-Highway poster contest Students still have time to submit their artwork for the Transportation Cabinet’s annual Adopta-Highway poster contest. The deadline has been extended to Oct. 23.

Winning entries appear in the Adopt-a-Highway calendar. Exposure to the Adopt-a-Highway program provides young people with a sense of ownership in Kentucky’s highways and stresses

the importance of keeping Kentucky’s highways clean and litter free. The contest aims to encourage children not to litter and to help spread the message to others.

Parents, teachers and family members are asked to encourage children to participate in the contest. The entry form with the necessary certificate of authenticity can

be obtained by contacting the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Office of Public Affairs. The form also is available online at http://adopt-a-highway. Click on “poster contest.”

Women’s Cancer Coalition awards college scholarships


Maria Scherrer, right, of Hebron is shown with Kathy Rack and Donna Mullen of the Northern Kentucky Women’s Cancer Coalition.

Four Northern Kentucky University students – including Maria Scherrer of Hebron – were recently awarded the Clydette Huddleston Memorial Scholarship by the Northern Kentucky Women’s Cancer Coalition. The scholarship was developed in memory of Clydette Huddleston, a cancer coalition member who passed away from breast cancer in October 2008. Huddleston’s family worked closely with NKWCC to establish the scholarship fund. To be eligible for the $1,000 scholarship, students must be a family member of a breast cancer survivor or be a survivor of breast cancer, and meet requirements for GPA and county of residence. Students must also be accepted or enrolled at Northern Kentucky

To be eligible for the $1,000 scholarship, students must be a family member of a breast cancer survivor or be a survivor of breast cancer, and meet requirements for GPA and county of residence. University. The recipients for the 20092010 academic year were: • Raeanne Halloran of Highland Heights, daughter of Cathy and Greg Halloran. She is a sophomore education major at NKU. • Maria Scherrer of Hebron, daughter of Fran and Paul Scher-

rer. She is a sophomore studying nursing at NKU. • Krista Abney of Taylor Mill, daughter of Cheryl and Don Abney. She is a junior studying nursing at NKU. • Nate Abney of Taylor Mill, son of Cheryl and Don Abney. He is a junior studying criminal law and justice at NKU. The NKWCC, representatives from NKU and the Huddleston family, considered several factors in selecting the winners, such as community service, educational goals, letters of recommendation and an essay about how breast cancer had affected the applicant’s life. The scholarships were awarded at the NKWCC’s Aug. 3 meeting. For more information, visit


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October 22, 2009

Avoid common student financial aid mistakes

When it comes to finding ways to pay for college, many parents and students may end up paying more than necessary because they didn’t avoid some common mistakes. Follow these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) to make sure you get all the help you need. Believe it or not, many students miss out on money for college simply because they don’t apply for it. Make sure you apply for every scholarship you can, because scholarships are free money you don’t have to pay back. And even if you don’t think you’ll qualify for federal student aid programs, you should still submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as FAFSA. Many states and colleges use the infor-


A day of farming

On a recent field trip to Kinman Farms, the first-grade class at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Burlington had the opportunity to learn about many farm animals, reinforcing their first unit of reading: Animals tame and wild. After a day of singing, dancing and interacting with the animals, the students took a hayride to the pumpkin patch where they picked out a pumpkin to take home.

COLLEGE CORNER Turfway scholarships

The winners of $10,000 in scholarships given away Sept. 26 by Turfway Park and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association have

been confirmed. Ten area college students were awarded $1,000 each at the Northern Kentucky racetrack’s fifth annual College Scholarship Day.

mation from the FAFSA to determine if you’re eligible for other aid programs, so not filing may hurt your chances of getting more free money for college. Another common mistake is waiting until the last minute to apply for financial aid. Some programs have deadlines, while others have limited funds. If you wait too late, you may miss out. When you are accepted by a college, you’ll get a financial aid package. Don’t accept it without looking at it. If you’ve received offers from more than one school, compare the offers to see which one is the best deal. And remember that you may be able to negotiate a better package. If you’re going to need loans to help pay for college, be a good consumer. Not all lenders offer the same rates and bene-

fits. Pay close attention to what lenders call the back-end benefits, the interest rate and principal reductions offered when you begin to repay the loan. That goes for both federal student loans and private loans. Finally, remember that students are required to pay a larger percentage of their income and savings than parents are. The less money students have in their name, the better their chances of getting more financial aid. To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education and to access the FAFSA, go to For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602-0798; or call (800) 928-8926.

Transylvania comes to N. Ky. on Nov. 17

Kelsey Ryan of Florence was one of the winning students. Ryan is attending Georgetown College and is majoring in elementary education.

Transylvania University will hold an information night for prospective students and their parents in the Northern Kentucky area from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Hilton-

Cincinnati Airport. Attendees will talk with some of Transylvania’s students, professors, staff and graduates. Learn about Transy’s academic programs, student activities,

and scholarship and financial aid opportunities. For more information, call the admissions office at (800) 872-6798 or register online at admissions.

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This week in soccer

• St. Henry High School boys beat Campbell County 2-0, Oct. 10. Chris Elminger scored the goals. St. Henry’s Evan Koking made five saves. St. Henry advances to 11-6-1 with the win. • Conner High School shut out Cooper High School 1-0 in 17th district, Oct. 12. Conner’s Bellina Fiorelli scored the goal. Conner advances to 8-7-2 with the win. • St. Henry boys shut out Conner High School 6-0, Oct. 15. Michael Reiger scored two goals and Jake Hils, Brenden Murphy, Andrew Svec and Jesse Zilio each scored one goal. Nick Smith made five saves for St. Henry. St. Henry advances to 12-6-1 with the win.

This week in volleyball

• Walton-Verona High School beat Grant County 2521, 22-25, 26-24, Oct. 12, in 30th district. • Ryle High School beat Cooper High School 25-15, 25-23, in the 31st district championship, Oct. 15.

This week in cross country

• Conner High School boys came in first place in the large school competition at the NKAC Meet, Oct. 13, with a score of 37. Conner’s Joey Brendel came in first place with a 16:30.51. Conner’s Sean Vandermosten was fourth at 16:40.02. • St. Henry High School boys came in first in the small school competition at the NKAC Meet, Oct. 13, with a score of 45. St. Henry’s Armand Frigo was third at 17:12.57. • Ryle High School’s Gabby Gonzales finished first at 19:45.66, in the large school competition at the NKAC Meet, Oct. 13. Ryle finished third as a team with a score of 69. • St. Henry girls took first place in the small school competition at the NKAC Meet, Oct. 13, with a score of 28. St. Henry’s Maria Frigo finished first at 19:45.72. St. Henry’s Lindsey Hinken was second at 20:20.37.

Recorder online

Community Recorder readers have opportunities to see and comment on Recorder-generated online stories and view reporters’ posts on Twitter. • Go to to see the latest sports headlines from Community Recorder staff. • Follow Community Recorder sports department’s general Twitter account or follow the reporters’ accounts: James Weber, and Adam Turer, During football games they cover, their Twitter posts can be found with the hash tag #nkyfb.

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Playoff seeds up in the air for Boone teams By James Weber


Boone County, Conner and Ryle have qualified for the Class 6A playoffs. What seeds they will get will come down to this weekend’s action to conclude district play. Boone County will travel to Ryle this Friday, and Conner goes to Cooper. Simon Kenton has clinched the top seed in the district. The No. 2 seed and first round home game is undecided. Ryle can clinch the No. 2 seed by beating Boone. If that happens, Boone will be the fourth seed and Conner the third regardless of Conner’s result. If Boone wins, and Conner loses to Cooper, Boone will be the two and Ryle the three. If Boone wins and Conner wins, there will be a three-way tie for second place. That would be broken by the ever-popular and often confusing strength of victory procedure. In this, you add up the win totals of the top four teams you beat who are not also involved in the tie. District foes can be included in this calculation. Heading into this weekend, Conner has 17 points, Ryle 14 and Boone County 10. Ryle plays 8-0 Highlands in the final week. Boone plays 4-4 Dixie Heights.

Ryle 31, Conner 22

The Raiders are in that key position to gain the No. 2 seed after a key win over the rival Cougars. Ryle head coach Bryson Warner got his first win since his wife gave birth two weeks ago. Warner had to leave in the midst of Ryle’s win over Campbell County Oct. 2 to be there with his wife. T h i s Friday, he was able to enjoy all 48 minutes of Ryle’s key district win. Ryle (6-2, 3-1) had 467 yards offense to Conner’s (7-2, 2-2) 397. Travis Elliott had three touchdowns for Ryle and 248 yards. He has 1,260 yards and 17 scores for the year. Conner Hempel threw a 38yard touchdown pass to Stanford-bound tight end Tate Nichols. He was 10-of-15 for 128 yards in the contest.

Class 1A

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Ryle TE Tate Nichols pulls in a reception over Conner defender Jared Simpson for what will become the second Raiders’ touchdown of the game. “We feel great,” Elliott said. “We have to put it behind us, put in a hard week of practice and get ready for Boone.” Ryle shut out Conner in the first half, with the Cougars squandering several scoring opportunities in the red zone. Conner got on the board on a 6-yard run by Nick West early in the third period to pull Conner within a 14-7 deficit. Ryle came right back with a long drive, capped off by a 22-yard scoring run from Elliott. “We knew we had to answer back because they’re a good team that can answer back, so we had to get that two-score lead again,” Hempel said. With the score 21-7, W e s t had a TD pass in the endz o n e dropped and intercepted by Ryle’s Logan Hollman for a touchback. Ryle came down and got a field goal from Eric Pedersen. Then, the Raiders were able to recover the ensuing kickoff deep in Conner territory. Ryle cashed in on Elliott’s third TD to make it 31-7 with three minutes left in the game. Logan Carney led Ryle


Ryle RB Travis Elliott rounds Conner defenders near the endzone. with 15 tackles and Court Mace had 12. “Our defense is outstanding,” said Ryle head coach Bryson Warner. “They’re a good offense and we were able to do some good things, run to the football, make some tackles, not let them turn eight-yard gains into 50-yard gains.” West connected with

Ryan Delph and Michael Gill on long TD passes in the final three minutes. West had 340 yards passing. Anthony Boden was his top target with nine catches for 121 yards. Delph, Gill and Brady Fogle had six grabs apiece. Delph also had an interception. Huston Dockery had 19 tackles.

Campbell County 28, Cooper 20

Cooper gave its best effort in two years of Class 6A district play, losing to Campbell County 28-20 Oct. 16 at Cooper. The Jaguars drop to 2-6, 0-4 in the district and are eliminated from playoff contention. Cooper, like most teams, could not slow down Campbell’s potent passing attack, as Michael Kremer threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns. Still, the Jaguars were within eight points in the third quarter. Following a Campbell touchdown to make it 21-0, Mason Hutchinson returned the ensuing kickoff for a score. On Cooper’s next drive, Dvontae Bradley raced 64 yards for a touchdown, part of a 143-yard night. Campbell scored in the fourth period to make it 2813, but Cooper responded on an 84-yard pass from Bradley to Ryan Klute. Cooper had 249 yards offense.

Dayton 26, Walton-Verona 7

Walton-Verona dropped to 1-7, 0-4 in the 1A district. The Bearcats were eliminated from playoff contention with the defeat. Andrew Baumgartner had a touchdown for the Bearcats.

Lessons with former NBA player

Former NBA player Stan Kimbrough is offering private and small group basketball lessons on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at Sports Plus in Evendale. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, lessons are offered at Nothin’ But Net in Eastgate. On Mondays, lessons are offered at Mid West Hoop in Florence. Fee is $50 for group lessons and $80 for private lessons. Multi-session discounts are available. Call 229-0863, or visit


Conner tight end Anthony Boden runs on a long gainer down the sideline.

Cooper’s Dvontae Bradley runs upfield during Cooper’s 28-20 loss to Campbell County Oct. 16.



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October 22, 2009

Ryle, St. Henry win district soccer titles By James Weber

Covington Catholic and Holy Cross advanced to the 10th Region boys’ soccer tournament. They have semifinal games scheduled Oct. 21 and could meet in the championship game 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 at Newport Stadium. CovCath rolled to an 8-0 win over the Indians in the 20th District final. Trey Evans, Tyler Stewart and Evan Talkers each scored two goals. Talkers is CovCath’s leading goal scorer with 16 goals. Michael Huffmyer has 16 assists. In the Ninth Region,


Cooper celebrates a point during its district semifinal win over Conner Oct. 13. The Jaguars are the first team at the school to reach the district final in a head-to-head team sport.

Ryle claims district girls volleyball title By James Weber

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Conner junior Lauren Leick (left) tries to keep the ball away from St. Henry senior Abby Felthaus during St. Henry’s 4-0 win in the 17th District semifinals Oct. 14 at St. Henry. Ryle, St. Henry and Villa Madonna are still alive entering the semifinals Oct. 20. That final is 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 at Ryle. Villa lost to Scott 4-0 in the 18th District final. VMA (6-8-5) is led by Andrew McLean with 16 goals. Ryle (14-4-3) beat St. Henry (12-6-1) 2-1 in the 17th District final. Dillon McConvey and Kyle Sullivan had the goals for the Raiders. McConvey leads Ryle with 15 goals entering the regional. Grant Kennedy has 11 assists. In girls’ soccer, St. Henry and Boone are alive in the Ninth Region. That final is 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 at Simon Kenton.

St. Henry (18-1) continued its dominating season with a 7-0 win over Boone to win the 17th District. Libby Leedom had four goals in that game and Abby Janszen two. Leedom has 27 goals to 25 for Janszen. Abby Felthaus has 20 assists. Stephanie Hasken has allowed six goals all year in the net. Boone (12-4-2) has Ariel Howell and Kelsey Pendleton as its leading scorers. Notre Dame and Holy Cross are in the 10th Region tourney which ends Oct. 21. NDA beat HC 4-0 to win the 20th District. The Pandas were 18-3-1 entering the regional.

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Ryle and Boone County had played the maximum three games in their previous volleyball meeting Oct. 5. So when they met again eight days later with their seasons on the line, the Raiders were thrilled to get a slightly less dramatic 2520, 25-18 win. This match came in the 31st District semifinals at Cooper. Ryle went on to win the district championship over Cooper. Ryle and Cooper moved on to the Ninth Region tourney starting Oct. 20 at Ryle. “Playing Boone in the first round definitely makes me nervous,” said Ryle head coach Tasha TannerLovins. “That’s our biggest rival. I’m excited now that we’re hosting regionals we get to participate in them.” Ryle had the top seed in the tourney. They have six

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Cooper sophomore Mikayla Rolle tries to get one past Conner’s Lydia Slayden (27) and Melissa Fields (8) during Cooper’s 31st District semifinal win Oct. 13 at Cooper.

da, Katlyn Stephens and Lauren Williams. Stephens, the starting setter, was named Most Valuable Player of the district tournament. Ryle was 14-20 entering the regional. It ended the first season for Boone head coach Christina Steiner, a Ryle graduate coaching against her alma mater. “We went back and forth and we didn’t have the momentum at the right time and we didn’t do the things we needed to do,” she said. “We had one person with varsity experience. We lost a lot of seniors from last year.” Boone seniors are Gretchen Ribilas, Spencer Stoner, Erin Gubser, Linsey Ellis and Jasmine Switzer. The district tourney was a memorable moment for the Cooper volleyball team, who dispatched Conner to get to the finals. That sent the Jaguars to the Ninth Region tourney in their second year of existence. It’s the first time in a head-to-head team sport with this postseason format that Cooper has reached a district final (soccer/basketball/baseball/softball/football). The Ninth Region tourney began Oct. 20 at Ryle. The semifinals are Oct. 22 at 6 and 8 p.m., and the final 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. The winner advances to the state tourney Oct. 30-31 at Northern Kentucky University. Walton-Verona won the 30th District title and plays in the Eighth Region Tournament. The final is 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 at Shelby County. Senior Avery Turner was tourney MVP. Kelli Dixon and Tori Lay were also alltournament picks.

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Thanks to the vision of Judge Gary Moore

We are nearing the completion of the new road construction in North Hebron. This project started in 2000 when Judge Moore put together a task force to study the road systems in North Eastern Boone County. The results of that study were that North Bend Road (Ky. 237) had the highest priority for upgrading. Moore then went a step further when he secured initial financing for design. The project was placed on the State Improvement Plan and here we are today with another improvement to the quality of life in Boone County. It is also worth mention that the new road has two traffic circles that not only help traffic flow, but also make North Hebron a community of courteous drivers. Thanks also to ATS, the contractor that built the new road. I live at the end of the project and have driven through the whole construction zone every day. ATS has done an excellent job of keeping everyone safe and have always been friendly and accommodating while building a road with constant and sometimes heavy traffic. Finally, I have seen signs around the county that say “No More Moore.” I think with the kind of vision that Judge Moore has provided over the long haul and the track record for improving life in Boone County they should read “More More More Moore.” David Zimmer Conway Hills Drive North Hebron

Trash for Cash program is working

Five representatives from the Boone County High School freshman cheerleading squad spent an afternoon picking up litter on Cayton and Hopeful Church Roads in Florence. Most of these girls have participated in this event in prior years and anticipated an afternoon of picking up lots of trash. The girls changed into their work clothes immediately after school and set out to tackle the trash. Cigarette butts, plastic bottles, and fast food bags were the items found along

the roadway. Comparing this year to past years of participating in the Trash for Cash progam, the girls decided there wasn't as much trash as in prior years. The cheerleaders would like to take this opportunity to ask residents to help keep our county clean, remember there's only one place for litter ... in the trash can! Melba Baur Belmont Court Florence

One road at a time

The Boone County Cheerleaders cleaned over 3 miles of litter off of Bullitsville Road. The road was full of litter. The girls cleaned up many items which included cans, fast food wrappers and cigarettes. It was a true eye-opening experience how littering can ruin our community. It is great to make the younger generation aware of such a problem so they can have a positive effect on our future. Julie Warning Boone County High School Cheerleading Dapple Grey Drive Florence

Candy, not always sweet

On Oct. 6, the Boone County High School Varsity Cheerleaders participated in a litter cleanup. The girls cleaned more than 3 miles of trash off of Limaburg Road. The group consisted of six participants. It took them over two hours to walk the road and clean up litter. The most common item that was found was candy. The candy was from the Conner High School Homecoming Parade. The cheerleaders stated that they had never thought about the candy from a parade as being litter. The cheerleaders decided that they will make goodie bags next year for Boone County High Schools’ homecoming parades instead of throwing out candy like they did in the past. They also hope to spread the word to other high schools to do the same thing. It will be a great way to prevent litter. Jenny Robbins Boone County High School Cheerleading Representative Creekside Drive Florence

CHATROOM Last week’s question

Should the federal government’s incentive program for new home buyers be extended? Why or why not? “I think so. It could revitalize our economy by moving the inventory of unsold homes. It is a boost to the construction industry and will put more unemployed builders back to work. I have a friend who is a plasterer by trade and has only had four new homes to work on compared to the 25 or 30 he normally does in a year.” Duke “Before we start random programs to help ‘select’ persons buy a new home or stay in their home, we need to take a step back and look at what incentives would really start the economy moving. There are not enough people with jobs; therefore not

Next week’s question Should local governments consider consolidating services to save costs? If so, which services? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. enough homes can be purchased to make a substantial impact on the economy. Maybe we should look at keeping jobs in the U.S. and stop sending jobs to Mexico, Guatamala, Honduras, China, etc. ... keeping jobs here would spike the economy and we would not need to spend money to make money!” Florence “Yes! My son is in real estate and he needs to earn a living.” G.G.

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The famous bean soup wasn’t quite what Eathan Wood, 1 ⁄2, of Florence and his brother Corey, 3, really wanted, but the hot dogs are finger licking good. The boys attended the annual Bean Bash at Turfway Park with their parents Oct. 10.

Greenways plan is troubling As past president of the League of Kentucky Property Owners, I was asked to appear before the Boone County Planning Commission Oct. 8 to express our concern relative to a study designed to implement trails and greenways throughout Boone County. Surprisingly, I found it provocative that opposition to the “Greenways Study” from the public was unanimous at the meeting. Our chief concern with the proposed plan was not the notion of mapping potential areas for future trails, but rather the cost of implementing such a plan and its ominous threat of eminent domain. In the next few paragraphs, I highlight some of my comments from the meeting: According to a recent article in the Boone County Recorder, the county plans to protect a greenbelt across privately owned property for walking trails. The policy as described in the article violates the rights of property owners. According to the article, JudgeExecutive Gary Moore said the county didn’t intend to buy the land, citing the overwhelming

defeat of the park tax. Rather, it would use “future zone changes” as its “tool.” In other words, the county will hold the owner’s property Brett hostage to Gaspard coerce a “gift” in Community lieu of a purRecorder chase. An owner’s guest application to columnist use her property should never depend upon a “gift” in return to the government. If a zone change is objectively proper it should be approved. If not, it should be denied. The process is governed by statutory criteria, not what the government gets out of the deal. The standard for zone changes should be whether the proposed use is appropriately suited for the neighborhood. Such a decision is both adjudicative and legislative nature. The outcome should never be swayed by a “gift.” The proposed “tool” of coercion


discriminates against those whose property has been targeted for “protection.” As Gary Moore acknowledged, the citizens do not favor paying additional taxes to purchase walking trails. But this does not justify taking the targeted properties without compensation. If the county wants the property it should buy it. Our freedoms are based upon private property rights. John Locke said the very reason free people form governments is to protect their property rights. On the other hand, there are no property rights under tyrannical governments. Karl Marx said the theory of Communism could be summed up in one phrase: Abolition of all private property. What form of government is Boone County promoting? We are not opposed to cooperative partnerships so long as it is truly voluntary. But true voluntary action would spring from a disinterested decision of the property owner, not threats or extortion. Brett Gaspard is a resident of Turfrider Court of Walton.

Horse industry at tipping point An open letter to Kentucky Senate President David Williams: I understand that you are a career politician, which can cut both ways. While I feel it is important to have people knowledgeable in the ways of government performing the tasks necessary to allow for the continuation and, at times, improvement of the services our fellow citizens need, I also know that in order to have a career in any field, one must do certain things needed to continue their chosen profession. I fear that in the course of appeasing your constituency and maintaining your position, you are sacrificing our commonwealth’s greatest heritage, the horse racing industry. Being on the opposite side of Kentucky, I suspect you are not all that aware of what we’re facing. I have lived within a few miles of Turfway Race Park in Florence for over 22 years and have witnessed

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the decline in both purses and races. I have seen Lawrenceburg, Ind., grow from a small river town into an entertainment destination with a vastly improved infrastructure ever since Indiana introduced casino gambling. Indiana Downs is now a “racino” and is able to offer larger purses, much like Pennsylvania, and with Ohio considering legislation to do the same, we will be faced with a devastating future. Already we’re seeing breeders, stables, veterinarians and other professionals in the horse industry leave for greener pastures; Turfway Race Park may close at the end of the 2010 season. There will soon come a tipping point past which there will be little available support for horse racing and Ken-

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tucky will lose its heritage forever. The time to combat this loss is now! I understand that the existing gambling entities are resisting any such move in order to protect their interests, as they are now with Ohio, and that it is a tough battle, but it is a worthy cause with thousands of jobs, millions of dollars and generations of heritage at stake. I would ask your thoughts on this matter and how, in your position of leadership, you intend to address the looming collapse of what Kentucky is best known for around the world. Thank you for your time and consideration. While we await the 2010 Legislative Session, I would ask my fellow constituents and those in related industries to let you and their respective elected officials know their thoughts on this important matter. Michael A. Thornton is a resident of Tranquility Drive in Florence.


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Hebron mom plays an owner in ‘Secretariat’

By Nancy Daly


Chris Cook, 22, started his own landscaping business when he was 12. Because of the business's growth, next month his CruCutters LLC will move from Hebron into a new headquarters in Florence.

Young entrepreneur finds success At age 22, Chris Cook of Union has already run his own business for 10 years. The young entrepreneur started mowing yards when he was 12. Today his business CruCutters LLC is a full-service landscape provider, handling everything from mowing, mulching and snow removal to professional arborist and landscape design services. Most of his clients are commercial yet he still handles “a decent amount of residential.” Cook, who worked his way through St. Henry District High School, had a couple trucks and five employees by the time he graduated. The former basketball player was offered scholarships to play at college, but decided to keep the business going. “I really just love work overall,” Cook said. “I love the business side

of things. Originally I was out in the field everyday doing the hands-on stuff. More or less now I’m in the office pretty much running the show. I really enjoy the business side of getting to know people, developing relationships.” Because of growth, CruCutters is building a new facility at the corner of Weaver Road and Dixie Highway. He’s now located off Petersburg Road in Hebron. During peak season, Cook has 18 employees. He has a year-round staff of five. In his spare time he loves sports and boating. He attends Cincinnati State and even though he hasn’t yet graduated – school’s been on the back burner because of work – he serves on a horticultural advisory committee for business owners. For information, call 859-630-9995.


Pick out a pumpkin

It’s not too late to pick out a pumpkin this fall and a great place to do it is at Kinman Farms (pictured) in Burlington. The Kinman Farms Fall Festival takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. The festival includes a corn maze, barn animals, hayrides, bonfires, pony rides, face painting, baked goods, a pumpkin patch and more. For more information on the event, including operating hours, visit or call 6892682. Kinman Farms is located at 4175 Burlington Pike.

Ghost stories

Bring your little ghouls and goblins to Totter’s Otterville in Latonia to hear ghost stories

by the camp fire from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23-24. Afterwards, stick around to roast marshmallows and to take part in a costume contest. For more information, call 491-1441. Totter’s Otterville is located at 4314 Boron Drive.

A walk in the park

Take a “Haunted Walk in the Park” at the Alexandria Community Park, Saturday, Oct. 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The walk will feature booths with frightening scenes made up by community organizations. The cost is only only $1 or two canned goods. For more information, call 635-4125. The park is located at 3925 Alexandria Drive.

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Jessica Cook thought it’d be fun to take her children to audition for the Disney movie “Secretariat” while it was filming in Kentucky. But once she arrived at the casting call, she nonchalantly decided to enter her own photo for consideration as an extra, too. “It ended up that I got in it and my kids didn’t,” the Hebron resident said. But, she added with a laugh, “They got over it.” The film is about the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Diane Lane stars as Secretariat owner Penny Chenery. Cook and her friend Andrea House of Erlanger were initially selected to play “upper Derby fans” at Churchill Downs. They were fitted for wardrobe from 20 racks of 1970s-era vintage clothing brought in from Los Angeles. Cook, 35, who works at Toyota in Hebron, was selected to wear a threepiece polyester suit. “I went through hair and makeup, with my hair back in a bun. I wore a Derby hat.” Next, Cook was making her way into position to portray a Derby fan. But a casting agent pointed at her and said, “You. Follow me.” Cook, a blacksmith’s daughter, was upgraded to play a Derby horse owner. Besides meeting Lane, she met actor John Malkovich, who plays Lucien Laurin, Secretariat’s trainer. The film is directed by Randall Wallace and also stars Dylan Walsh, Scott Glenn and James Cromwell. “The director said that you have a horse running against Secretariat so that’s your motivation,” said Cook, who’d never acted before. “We just started doing takes,” she said. “It was just like the beginning of the Derby where the owners go into the stalls and meet the jockeys and everybody,” she said. “They put me with a guy who I guess was my husband. We had to stand by the horse,” she said. Fortunately, Cook is comfortable PROVIDED around horses. She has ridden her Jessica Cook, left, played a horse owner in Disney’s new movie “Secretariat” and Andrea House played a entire life and owns horses that she Derby fan. The two have been best friends since the sixth grade. keeps in Dry Ridge. “In another scene we had to pre- ting to meet the celebrities.” Cook, who had no speaking lines, Even though her kids weren’t was at Churchill Downs shooting for tend we were watching the race and two days, filming from 9 a.m. to 7:30 had to clap and applaud,” she said. selected for the movie, they’re happy p.m. She had to be in Louisville by 6 “We had to sing ‘My Old Kentucky for their mom. “They’re proud, especially because Home’ several times. It was very a.m. each day. I thought I was just going to be a “I’m in several scenes, too. I got to do neat.” Her favorite part was “seeing how Derby fan and got moved up to horse a press conference where they changed a movie is filmed – and, of course, get- owner. It was exciting.” my wardrobe and hair,” she said.

Legacy names steering committee Community Recorder

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce young professionals group, Legacy, announced the 2010 Steering Committee that began its term Sept. 1. Joshua D. Quinn, law enforcement officer with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, is the president while John Austin with the Campbell County Economic Progress Authority will serve in the position of president-elect. Remaining on the 2010 Legacy Steering Committee as immediate past president is Stacy Hege Tapke of Edmonson & Associates. Dominic Wolfer of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will serve his second term as Legacy sec-

retary. Serving as treasurer for the 2010 year is Jennifer McConnell of Fifth Third Bank. Also serving are seven appointed officers: Blair Schroeder of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital who will serve in the role of VicePresident; Joshua R. Wice with the city of Florence, chair, Advisory Council; Jason Kuhlman with Adams, Stepner, Woltermann, & Dusing, Legacy alumni; Andy Hagedorn of Huntington Bank, coordinator of the Murals; and Josh Ruth with Fifth Third Bank, NKY Helps. Fourteen Legacy members were selected as committee chairs and co-chairs. They are: • Co-chair, Marketing/ Communications Commit-

tee: Jamie Holtzapfel of Sanitation District No. 1 and Laura Flowers with Republic Bank. • Co-chair, Leadership and Professional Development Committee: Emily Gresham Wherle with the Northern Kentucky Health Department and Diane Bielo with Sanitation District No. 1. • Leading the Business Engagement Committee: Tonya Austin with Greenbaum, Doll, & McDonald and Jenny Sand of Blackstone Home Healthcare Companies. • Co-chair, Civic Engagement Committee: Mike Haas of Fifth Third Bank and Adam Caswell of the Justice & Public Safety Cabinet. • Co-chair, Community Legacy committee: Tara

Ford of Northern Kentucky Tri-Ed and Sarah Kercsmar with the University of Kentucky, Office of Clean Indoor Air Partnership. • Co-chair, Networking Committee: Kevin Moser with Raines, Buechel, Conley & Dusing, and Krista Kleem with Klein Printing and Promotions. • Co-chair Membership Recruitment Committee: Ryan Pitts with Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors and Katie Raverty. Serving as at-large appointees are Adam Howard of the Boone County Fiscal Court and Scott Watkins of Dial One Security. Legacy is the leading organization for young professionals between the ages of 21-40.


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Strategy Game Night, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Comics2Games, 8470 U.S. 42, Play everything from Warhammer 40k to Munchkin. Non-competitive night for all ages. Family friendly. $5. 647-7568. Florence. Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire, 7 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, With author Ron Elliott. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Burlington.


McGlasson Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. McGlasson Farms, 5832 River Road, You-pick produce. Pumpkins, turnips and mustard greens. 6895229. Hebron. Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, Ky. 18 and Camp Ernst Road, From apples to zucchini, and everything in between. With perennial plants, there are annuals and hanging baskets for all occasions. Presented by Boone County Cooperative Extension Service. 586-6101. Burlington. Kinman Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Kinman Farms, 4175 Burlington Pike, Fresh produce, baked goods, pumpkins, flowers, and more. 6892682. Boone County.



Graffiti Zumbathon, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. TJ’s Sports Bar, 7851 Tanners Lane, Bring towel, wear tennis shoes or workout shoes. Wear white T-shirt to be decorated with a highlighter. Ages 21 and up. Free. 468-8456. Florence.


Men’s and Women’s Racquetball League Registration, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, Singles format. League broken down by skill level. Play begins Nov. 9. Ages 18 and up. $80 per player. Registration required. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 760-7466; Union. Thursday Night Adult Co-ed Soccer Registration, 9 a.m.9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, Players must be 18 years or older and out of high school to participate in league. League play begins Nov. 5. Ages 18 and up. $500 per team. Registration required. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 7607466. Union. S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 2 4

Kinman Farms Fall Festival, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Kinman Farms, 4175 Burlington Pike, Hay rides, corn maze, concessions, pony rides, bonfires, picnic shelter area and fall decor. $7. 689-2682; Boone County.




Sunrock Farm Pumpkin Patch Tours, 3:30 p.m. Sunrock Farm, 103 Gibson Lane, Animal fun and hayride to pumpkin field to pick and purchase pumpkin. $10 two-hour tour, $6 one-hour tour; free under age 1. Reservations required. 781-5502; Wilder. Haunted Hayride, 8 p.m.midnight, Sandyland Acres, 4172 Belleview Road, $10; free ages 5 and under. 322-0516; Petersburg. Totter’s Pumpkin Patch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Totter’s Otterville, 4314 Boron Drive, Trolley Station. Ride on Pumpkin Express to Totter’s pumpkin patch to select pumpkin. Includes pumpkin decorating station. Weather permitting. $9.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 491-1441. Latonia. Ghost Stories by the camp fire, 5:30 p.m.6 p.m. Totter’s Otterville, 4314 Boron Drive, Non-scary story telling around outdoor fire pit. Marshmallow roast follows. Prizes for best costume. Included with admission: $7.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 491-1441. Latonia. Haunted Tours, 5 p.m. Ride the Ducks Newport, 1 Levee Way, Ride amphibious vehicle and hear stories of famous ghosts and haunted locations like the Carneal House in Covington, Music Hall, Taft Museum and Southgate House. For Ages 9 and up. $17, $13 children. 815-1439. Newport. Petersburg Ghost Walk, 6 p.m. Chapin Memorial Library, 6517 Market Street, Walk through old river town to hear interesting stories of Petersburg’s past. Parental supervision required. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Petersburg.

Queen City Greyhounds Meet & Greet, noon-3 p.m. PetsMart, 1060 Hansel Ave. Free, donations excepted. Presented by Queen City Greyhounds. 525-1316. 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.

Totter’s Pumpkin Patch, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Totter’s Otterville, $9.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 491-1441. Latonia. Ghost Stories by the camp fire, 5:30 p.m.6 p.m. Totter’s Otterville, Included with admission: $7.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 491-1441. Latonia. Haunted Tours, 5 p.m. Ride the Ducks Newport, $17, $13 children. 815-1439. Newport.


The Noise Guy, 2 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Charlie Williams, children’s comedian, author and sound imitation expert. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665. Burlington.


Salt of the Earth, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Rabbit Hash General Store, 10021 Lower River Road, The Barn. $5 donation suggested. Presented by Friends of Big Bone. 689-5631. Rabbit Hash.


Kinman Farms Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Kinman Farms, $7. 689-2682; Boone County.


Pumpkin Days on the Farm, noon-6 p.m. Benton Farms, 11946 Old Lexington Pike, Hayride, barnyard animals, corn maze, cow milking and sheep shearing demonstrations. $7, free ages 3 and under. 485-7000. Walton. Sunrock Farm Pumpkin Patch Tours, 10 a.m. Sunrock Farm, $10 two-hour tour, $6 one-hour tour; free under age 1. Reservations required. 781-5502; Wilder. Haunted Hayride, 8 p.m.-midnight, Sandyland Acres, $10; free ages 5 and under. 3220516; Petersburg. Carnival Noir, 8 p.m.-midnight, Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Hoopers, spinners, bellydancers and more. Includes shopping, tarot readers, palm readers, raffle prizes, face painting and afterparty following show. Costumes encouraged. Ages 18 and up. $15-$25. Reservations recommended. Presented by Zahara’s Tangled Web Productions. 513-515-9695. Covington.

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Yu-gi-oh!, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Comics2Games, 8470 U.S. 42, Free-style play. Prizes for top finishers. $6. 647-7568. Florence.


Sunrock Farm Pumpkin Patch Tours, 3:30 p.m. Sunrock Farm, $10 two-hour tour, $6 one-hour tour; free under age 1. Reservations required. 781-5502; Wilder.

Skateboard Lessons, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Ollie’s Skatepark, 8171 Dixie Hwy. Equipment rentals available. Free skating after lessons. $20. Through Dec. 26. 525-9505; Florence.


Timber Rattlers 9U Baseball Team Tryouts, 2:30 p.m. Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Field No. 2. Tryouts for 2010 TriState League and Tournament Season. Presented by Timber Rattlers. 513-383-8321. Union. Men’s and Women’s Racquetball League Registration, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $80 per player. Registration required. 760-7466; Union. Thursday Night Adult Co-ed Soccer Registration, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $500 per team. Registration required. 760-7466. Union. S U N D A Y, O C T . 2 5


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Jellyfish Gallery, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission; $20, $13 ages 2-12. 261-7444; Newport. Frog Bog, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $20, $13 ages 212. 261-7444. Newport. Penguin Parade, 10:15 a.m. Newport Aquarium, Free. 261-7444. Newport.


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.


Kinman Farms Fall Festival, noon-7 p.m. Kinman Farms, $7. 689-2682; Boone County.


Pumpkin Days on the Farm, noon-6 p.m. Benton Farms, $7, free ages 3 and under. 485-7000. Walton.


Men’s and Women’s Racquetball League Registration, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $80 per player. Registration required. 760-7466; Union. Thursday Night Adult Co-ed Soccer Registration, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $500 per team. Registration required. 760-7466. Union.


Quilting for Beginners, 7 p.m. Walton Branch Library, 21 S. Main St. Bring own needle, scissors and thimble. Ages 18 and up. $40. Reservations required, available online. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 3422665; Walton.


Tom Kohlhepp, 11 a.m.-noon, Covington Art Club, 604 Greenup St. Classical guitar performance followed by luncheon. All women welcome. Free. Registration recommended. 341-7274. Covington. W E D N E S D A Y, O C T . 2 8


Tour of the Universe, 7 p.m. Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Dean Regas of Cincinnati Observatory Center leads virtual tour through space. Learn about stars and galaxies as well as distance to interstellar objects. Reservations required, available online. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; 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, 5866101. Burlington. Kinman Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Kinman Farms, 689-2682. Boone County.


Wee Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Burlington Family Chiropractic, 2612 Burlington Pike, Children ages 12 and under receive free adjustment. Restrictions apply, call for details. Walk-ins welcome. Free with consultation and exam on prior visit. Appointment recommended. 746-2225. Burlington. 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.


You can find all kinds of creepy creatures aboard the USS Nightmare in Newport. The haunted boat features three levels and 40 horrifying areas. It is open through Nov. 1, from 7-11 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $16 or $20 for faster entry. A special lighter and brighter kids matinee is this Sunday from 4-6 p.m. Tickets for the matinee are $6. To tour the boat or to find out more information, visit The tour itself lasts 40 minutes. The USS Nightmare is located at 101 Riverboat Row on the BB Riverboats Newport Landing.

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EXERCISE CLASSES Yoga for Healthy Weight, 6 a.m. Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Bring mat and small hand-held or wrist weights. $25 monthly. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Parks. 342-2665. Union. HEALTH / WELLNESS

Women and Heart Disease Seminar, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Women’s Wellness Heart Center, 210 Thomas More Parkway, Health and wellness seminar. Family friendly. Free. Reservations required. Presented by St. Elizabeth Women’s Wellness Heart Center. 301-6333. Crestview Hills. Salts from the Earth, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, From Kosher to Celtic Grey, explore large variety of salts, discover their differences, and the role sodium plays in our diet and health. Ages 21 and up. Free. Registration recommended. 586-6101. Burlington.


Sunrock Farm Pumpkin Patch Tours, 3:30 p.m. Sunrock Farm, $10 two-hour tour, $6 one-hour tour; free under age 1. Reservations required. 781-5502; Wilder.

USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $60 RIP express, $48 four pack; $20 RIP, $16 single. 261-8500; Newport. Totter’s Pumpkin Patch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Totter’s Otterville, $9.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 491-1441. Latonia. Haunted Tours, 5 p.m. Ride the Ducks Newport, $17, $13 children. 815-1439. Newport.


Bluegrass Americana Jam, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave. Benefits Smokefree Northern KY. Free. 261-1029; Latonia.


Kat’s Meow, 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Dollar Bill Tavern, 8074 U.S. 42, 746-3600. Florence.


Adult Co-ed Open Soccer, 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, Teams of six players plus keeper. Three women must be on field at all times. Format follows adult co-ed indoor soccer rules. Ages 21 and up. $5. Reservations recommended. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 760-7466; Union.

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Jellyfish Gallery, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission; $20, $13 ages 2-12. 261-7444; Newport. Frog Bog, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $20, $13 ages 212. 261-7444. Newport. Penguin Parade, 10:15 a.m. Newport Aquarium, Free. 261-7444. Newport.


Beginner Square Dance Class, 7:30 p.m. Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Casual dress. Smooth-soled shoes required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427. Covington.


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, 5866101. Burlington. Kinman Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Kinman Farms, 689-2682. Boone County.


The Cincinnati Cyclones kick off their season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, against the Wheeling Nailers, at the U.S. Bank Arena. There will be a North Division banner raising ceremony. Tickets are $12 or $24.50, front row. Visit

Sunrock Farm Pumpkin Patch Tours, 3:30 p.m. Sunrock Farm, $10 two-hour tour, $6 one-hour tour; free under age 1. Reservations required. 781-5502; Wilder.


The Cincinnati Ballet presents “Swan Lake,” Friday, Oct. 23, through Sunday, Oct. 25, at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. It is the story of a prince who falls madly in love with an enchanted swan queen and is set to Tchaikovsky’s score. Performances are at 8 p.m. Oct. 23-24; and at 2 p.m. Oct. 24-25. For tickets, visit A Swan Lake Princess Party, with dance, crafts, fairy tale fun, a light lunch and treats, is 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Aronoff Rehearsal Hall. Princess attire is preferred. Party tickets are $35 per person; $65 per person for party and performance of “Swan Lake.” For party reservations call, 513-621-5282.


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this together, by ourselves!� Our children are not children any longer; a customer is profit, a salesperson is overhead; parishioners are fellow-seekers, and clergy are not gods with thunderbolts; and a person seeking love and understanding, well, that’s all of us. 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.


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Our Design Center in Florence is closing its doors. Florence clients will now be served by the Design Center in Cincinnati at 11700 Princeton Pike, 513.772.1900.


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If we are door-closers, how do we counter our tendency to be one? Of course, the first step is to “know yourself� – as the early Greeks were wise enough to realize.


Too often we are our own worst enemy. We badly want or need something, yet behave in such a way that we diminish our chances of getting it. For example: we’re lonely and look for a friend or someone to love us. And voila, we meet a likeable person who shows some interest in us. And what is our reaction? We desperately cling to them, phone or text message them 10 times a day, or express jealousy if they have other friends. Unless they’re equally obtuse, they’ll soon leave. We drive them away by giving them reason to fear suffocation, or that they’ll lose themselves in the black hole of our needs. On the other hand, we might close the door by exhibiting the opposite behavior. We are lonely and looking, but portray a selfsufficiency, gruffness or coolness that says in unspoken words, “Me, need


Florence Recorder

October 22, 2009


Popcorn is the all-ages snack for the season

Aunt Lil’s baked caramel corn

From friend Carolyn Grieme, a Northern Kentucky reader who believes, like I do, that cooking with family from heirloom recipes is not only satisfying, but preserves personal history, as well. Here’s what she told me

about this recipe: “This is handed d o w n from my Aunt Lil. We don’t know for Rita sure, but Heikenfeld we believe she may Rita s kitchen have gotten the recipe from one of her fellow church members. “She was very involved for many years in various ways at her church, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Barnsburg (Cincinnati). Whenever we invited family over for holiday dinners or just a common get together, Aunt Lil would always come with gifts. “Often she would bring large bags of this baked caramel corn, which we all loved. Other times, she would bring plants that she had dug out of her yard for us to transplant to our own yards – she loved gardening as well.”

2 sticks butter or margarine 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar 1 ⁄2 cup corn syrup 1 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla 24 cups popped corn (about 2-3 bags microwave popped or 1 cup unpopped)

Boil butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Stir constantly, about five minutes. Remove from heat, stir in baking soda and vanilla. Gradually pour mixture over popped corn and mix well. Pour into shallow pans - Carolyn uses two or three 9-by-13-inch pans. Bake at 250 degrees for one hour. Stir every 15 minutes. Cool completely, and break apart. Store in tight containers.

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margarine 11⁄2 teaspoons vanilla l cup mini M&M type candies (optional) Melt marshmallows and butter over low heat. Stir until smooth. Add vanilla and blend. Combine candies with popcorn in a bowl sprayed with vegetable spray, and pour marshmallow mixture over. Mix well with sprayed spatula and spoon and form into balls with sprayed hands or pour into sprayed 9-by-13-inch pan (when chilled, cut into squares).

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inches or so balls. Put on sprayed baking sheet. Press 1 pimiento-stuffed olive into the center of each ball, pressing so it will stick. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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When we were kids, Mom had a certain aluminum saucepan that she popped corn in. I remember the lid was a bit battered so that when the popcorn started popping, some would pop all the way to the ceiling. Fun! Now making popcorn is a lot easier with non-stick pans or microwave bags. Popcorn and Halloween are synonymous. It’s the one celebration that transcends ages when it comes to the kinds of food served – a time to go back being a kid again, enjoying monster eyes and popcorn balls and telling ghoulish ghost stories.


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Open house benefits Shriners Prowellness Chiropractic is holding an open house benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children. Dr. Mark Johnson, D.C., of Prowellness Chiropractic of Florence has expanded his practice to include an office in Bellevue. He says the open house is a way to reach out to more people, providing them with high quality wellness care. The open house benefiting Shriners will be at the new office in Bellevue from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Shriners Hospitals for Children provides specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to age 18

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The Samples felt the “Four Winds” quilt block was particularly fitting for their barn since, if there is wind anywhere in the county, there’s wind at their farm. Last September they lost a large shed to the wind. The women in Huston Samples’ family bought this board for him for his birthday. He is enjoying the University of Kentucky blue in the design. The tobacco barn was built in 1966 before the house was built, the year of his marriage to Florence. Owen Electric hung the board. The quilt block was painted by the Florence Woman’s Club as part of the Barn Quilt Trail. From left: Rusty Speagle, Lee Ann Kenney, Vicki Kenney, Huston Samples, Florence Samples, Kim Speagle, Chris Kenney, Becci Muillins; with Mick the dog, Caitlin Kenney and Landon Kenney in front. PROVIDED

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Protecting yourself against consumer fraud of identity theft. Individuals can obtain your credit card information several ways but over the phone is the most common. Be leery of callers that claim you have won a large prize, such as a car or trip. Many times thieves will ask you to verify your Social Security number to claim the prize and then ask for your credit card information because you have to pay taxes on it. Another warning sign of a scammer is if the person on the phone claims they will have to find an alternative winner if you do not immediately give them personal information. Most legitimate promotional firms will give you at least 24 hours to check out the company. Odds are if the offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is. In recent years, reports of home repair scams, another type of consumer fraud, have risen. Most often these con artists strike in older neighborhoods and

national mailing lists and financial institutions that send out pre-approved credit offers. Thoroughly check bank and credit card statements when they come in and report any unusual purchases to your credit agency. Annually request a free credit report from each of the three credit reporting bureaus, TransUnion, Experian and Equifax. If you suspect fraud, contact your local law enforcement, the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office and the Federal Trade Commission. Credit card fraud is one of the most common method

some victims years to straighten out, especially if not caught early. Luckily, there are many good practices that can help you avoid becoming a victim. Keep your Social Security card in a safe place rather than carrying it in your wallet. Shred any items that contain personal information before discarding them. Keep your mail secure. Contact your banks, credit card companies and other financial institutions and ask to “opt out” of the company sharing your personal information. Remove your name from

in five families are affected by this crime. Your Social Security number and mother’s maiden name are all that are needed to steal your identity most of the time. Too many people are fooled into giving out personal information to complete strangers, especially over the phone. Unfortunately, most people are unaware they are victims of identity theft until debt collectors start calling their home or they are turned down for credit. Identity theft may take

Reports of consumer fraud have risen in recent years. In 2008, more than 1.2 million cases of consumer fraud were reported to various government agencies across the United States. This figure is five times higher than the number of complaints filed in 2000. It is important for you to know about different types of consumer fraud and ways to avoid them. Identity theft is the most common reported type of consumer fraud. By some estimates, as many as one

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Religion Christ United Methodist Church in Florence will be having a church craft and fine arts bazaar Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Besides arts and crafts, there will be silent auction baskets, a bake sale and lunch available. For more information, call 525-8878. Christ United Methodist Church is located at 1440 Boone Aire Road.

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The New Banklick Baptist Church in Walton will have its annual Trunk-orTreat Festival, Saturday, Oct. 24 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The festival wil feature games, prizes, food, hay rides, face painting, pumpkin decorating and costume contests (for kids and adults). For more information, call 356-5538. New Banklick Baptist Church is located at 10719 Banklick Road.

The Community Family Church in Independence is hosting a Family Harvest Festival Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The festival will feature a candy trail for all children, carnival games, hayrides, face painting, a silent auction, a motorcycle and car show, a chili cookoff, fireworks and more. The cost of admission is one canned food item. For more information, call Brenda Taylor at 3568851. The Family Harvest Festival is located at 11875 Taylor Mill Rd.

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Yearlings present 2009 gala Nov. 6 The theme for The Yearlings’ 2009 gala is “Enchantment in the Far East.” Guests are invited to take a step into the Far East with Asian fans, kimonos and lanterns from 7 p.m.11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. It will take place at the Syndicate, 18 E. 5th St., Newport. Items to be auctioned at the oral auction include a helicopter adventure given by Hamilton County Sheriff Simon Leis and a Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Fur coat. There will be a silent auction with many different baskets to choose from. A showcase of local restaurants will be featured. Entertainment will be provided by the Darryl Gatlin Show.

Emcees for the evening are Alison Montoya, reporter for WLWT TV News 5 Today, Florence Vice Mayor Ted Bushelman and Brandon Hamilton, traffic reporter for WLWT TV News 5 Today. The gala is black-tie optional and costs $60 per person. The Yearlings’ 2009 charity recipients are 4 Paws for Ability, One Way Farm of Fairfield, Northern Kentucky Foundation’s Charity Night at the Tables 2010 and Yearlings’ scholarships. Yearlings president is Jean Loewenstine. Beth Rose and Lisa Martin are co-chairs of the gala. For more information, call 513-248-4547.

home, both inside and out.” Fire safety concerns are often unique at haunted houses and other spooky venues typically visited during this time of year. “It is important to know how to get out of a room or a building in case of emergency no matter where you are, and to teach kids to do the same,” said Carli. “A haunted house is a unique venue and with other things competing for your attention, it may take a little extra effort to identify exits and plan your escape; however, if there is an actual emergency or the ghosts and goblins simply get too scary, you’ll be glad you did!” • Buy only costumes, wigs and props labeled flame-resistant or flameretardant. If you are making your own costume, choose material that won’t easily ignite if it comes into contact with heat or flame. Avoid using billowing or long trailing features. If your child is wearing a

mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough so they can see out. • Provide children with lightweight flashlights to carry for lighting or as part of their costume. • Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are highly flammable. Keep these and other decorations well away from all open flames and heat sources, including light bulbs and heaters. • It is safest to use a flashlight or battery-operated candles in a jack-olantern. If you use a real candle, use extreme caution. Make sure children are watched at all times

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Halloween plans typically include frightful activities, and paying attention to a few safety tips can make the difference between having a frightfully fun experience versus a frightfully tragic one. Decorations were the first item ignited in an estimated average of more than 1,000 home structure fires per year during 2002-2005, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) report Home Structure Fires that Began with Decorations. More than half of these fires were started by candles. “There are many things that parents, kids, and adults can do to make sure that Halloween remains a very safe holiday,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of communications. “Make sure costumes purchased are labeled flame-resistant or flameretardant, choose materials that will not easily ignite, and keep fire safety in mind when decorating your




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Charles Brady Jr.

Charles J. Brady Jr., 53, Florence, died Oct. 12, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He worked in sales for Home Depot and was active in youth football. His brother, Claude W. Brady, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Lillian Brady; sons, Ryan Patrick, Travis Edward and Charles Brady, all of Florence; sisters, Peggy Spears and Rita Tanner, both of Walton. Memorials: Charles J. Brady Memorial Fund, 3133 Dixie Hwy., Erlanger, KY 41018, or Kidney Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 2200 Victory Parkway, Suite 510, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Evelyn Buckler

Evelyn Hicks Buckler, 76, Burlington, a homemaker, died Oct. 12, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. Her husband, Douglas Lee Buckler, died in 1998. Survivors include her sons, Terry Buckler of Burlington, Jerry Buckler of Union and Michael Buckler of Florence; daughters, Shari Buckler and Carol Buckler, both of Erlanger, and Jana Smith of Biloxi, Miss.; sister, Dodi McCarthy of Hebron; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

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Shirley Clemons

Shirley Perkins Clemons, 73, Dry Ridge, died Oct. 9, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood. She was a school bus driver for the Three Rivers School District for 29 years and a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Larry Clemons; sons, Larry Draper Sr. of Dry Ridge, Michael Draper of Harrison, Ohio, Raymond Draper of Corinth and Jerry Draper Sr. of Williamstown; daughters, Susan Ligon, Cheryl Grote and Hazel Dozier, all of Cincinnati; brothers, Frank Perkins of Williamstown, James Perkins or Florence and Thomas Perkins of Walton; sisters, Mildred Bustle of West Chester, Ohio, Hazel Cooper of Crittenden, Jane Crider of Verona and Jeanette Hicks of Florence; 22 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Gardnersville Cemetery in Pendleton County.

Gilbert Lange

Gilbert Thomas “Gil� Lange, 59, Independence, died Oct. 7, 2009, in Willmar, Minn. He was an independent contractor in the field of electrical engineering, a Vietnam War Army veteran and member of Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge 1469 in Covington. Survivors include his sons, Jeff Lange and Matt Lange, both of Inde-

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Mary Ann Loebker Marshall, 67, Erlanger, died Oct. 14, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood. She was a secretary with Beechwood Board of Education for 24 years. She was a member of the Marshall-Schildemeyer VFW Post No. 6095 Ladies Auxiliary and Mary Queen of Heaven Church, Erlanger. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Marshall; daughter, Cindy Wurzelbacher of Finneytown, Ohio; sisters, Jean Sullivan of Florence and Margie Sanregret of Westwood, Ohio and one grandchild. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Mary Queen of Heaven Church, 1150 Donaldson Highway, Erlanger, KY 41018.

Mary McGraw

Mary Elizabeth Faulkner McGraw, 87, of Florence, formerly of Independence, died Oct. 16, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a member of St. Cecilia Church in Independence. Survivors include her husband, Harold McGraw; sons, Michael McGraw of Atlanta, Ga. and Gregg McGraw of Cincinnati; daughters, Susan Tyrell of Atlanta, Ga. and Pamela Hatfield of Walton and two grandchildren. Burial was in the Independence Cemetery.

Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Evelyn Parrott

Evelyn Susan Holt Parrott, 58, Florence, died Oct. 12, 2009, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Kentaboo Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughters, Tina Reynolds of Florence, Sharon Webster of Morning View, Dawn Treadway of Florence and Tracy Ramirez of Mission Viejo, Calif.; son, Jimmy Parrott of Burlington; sisters, Rose Pence of Ludlow and Leila Wagers of Covington; brothers, William Holt of San Bernardino, Calif., Lloyd Holt of Richmond and Charles Holt of Riverside, Calif. and 11 grandchildren.

Eugene Routzon

Eugene K. “Geno� Routzon, 81, Newport, died Sept. 25, 2009, in Sarasota, Fla. He worked as a statistician for 32 years at Cincinnati Gas & Electric Co. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Lily Routzon; daughters, Debbie Broering of Wilder and Samantha Routzon of Bellevue; sons, Corky Routzon of Taylor Mill, Greg Routzon of Newport, Geoff Routzon of Nakomis, Fla. and Mike Routzon of Florence; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The National Cremation & Burial Society of Sarasota, Fla. handled the arrangements.

Andrew Rudd

Andrew Joseph Rudd, 21, Florence, died Oct. 10, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a student at Northern Kentucky University. Survivors include his father and step-mother, Jim and Beth Rudd of Florence; mother, Jeanne Woods of Erlanger; brothers, Justin Rudd of Fort Mitchell, Matt Rudd of Florence and Scott Audas of Erlanger; sister, Kristen Rudd of Independence and step-grandparents, Peggy and Art

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Clifford James Stone, 88, Florence, died Oct. 10, 2009, at Brighton Gardens of Edgewood. He was a certified public accountant and owner/operator of Stone Certified Public Accounting, a professor at Northern Kentucky University; a WWII Navy veteran and member of

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John Harold Turner, 88, Union, died Oct. 9, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a machinist with General Electric in Cincinnati and a Navy veteran. His wives, Mary Edith Turner and Thelma Louise Turner and sons, Michael John Turner and Don Allen Turner, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Jeanne Isaacs and Linda Lee, both of Union, and Kathy Sims of Florence; sons, Steve Turner of Union and Ronnie Turner of Tallahassee, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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Beulah “Sis� VanArsdall, 71, Williamstown, died Oct. 11, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center in Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker, hairdresser and member of Sherman Church of Christ in Dry Ridge. Survivors include her husband, George VanArsdall of Demossville; daughter, Audrey Smith of Florence; son, Joseph VanArsdall of Demossville; sisters, Alma Morgan of Gig Harbor, Wash., Linda Wininger of Zion Station, Ky. and Carol Rhodes of Williamstown; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Pendleton County. Memorials: The Kidney Foundation, 2150 East Liberty St., Louisville, KY 40202.

Helen Webb

Helen Webb, 73, Florence, died Oct. 10, 2009, at Bridgepoint Care & Rehab. of Florence.She was a bookkeeper with the state of Kentucky. Her husband, James Webb, died previously. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill. Memorials: Kenton County Public Library, c/o Development Office, 502 Scott St., Covington, KY 41011.

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Virginia Mick Zovath, 82, Florence, died Oct. 10, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood. She was a registered nurse for 57 years and recipient of the Florence Nightingale Award for Nursing. Her husband, Michael Zovath, died in 1988. Survivors include her son, Michael D. Zovath of Walton; daughter, Karen Patrick of Aurora, Colo; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Linnemann Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

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Adam M. Scholl, 19, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license at U.S. 42 and Dixie Highway, Aug. 9. Lilabeth Delisle, 49, DUI, reckless driving at Oakbrook Rd., Aug. 9. Justin M. Mcnerney, 31, operating a motor vehicle on a DUI suspended license at I-75 southbound, Aug. 8. Melanie E. Cain, 20, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Dr., Aug. 7. Ismael Posada, 34, shoplifting at 5000 Mall Rd., Aug. 7. Toni H. Sims, 47, DUI, reckless driving at 2042 Verona Mudlick Rd., Aug. 3. Ashley R. Retchko, 18, shoplifting at 6000 Mall Rd., Aug. 4. Jordan F. Crowell, 19, alcohol intoxication in public place at 5 Sassafras Ln., Aug. 2. Alexander G. Kuhl, 21, giving officer false name or address at 5 Sassafras Ln., Aug. 2. Timothy S. Anthony II, 19, theft at 4874 Houston Rd., Aug. 2. Mark A. Edwards Jr., 20, theft at 4874 Houston Rd., Aug. 2. Gredel O. Sepulbeda Pagan, 31, alcohol intoxication in public place at I75, Aug. 2. John A. Menefee, 27, alcohol intoxication in public place at 7961 U.S. 42, Aug. 2.

Victor Hugo Gayosso-Amador, 23, no operator’s moped license at I-75, Aug. 2. Kenneth R. Turner, 51, alcohol intoxication in public place at Houston Rd., Aug. 1. Jerry W. Mcalister, 61, alcohol intoxication in public place at Mall Rd./Florence Mall, Aug. 1. Michael Roush, 46, theft at 4990 Houston Rd., Aug. 1. Jason T. Waller, 27, criminal trespassing at 1000 Mall Circle Rd., Aug. 2. Amanda D. Wollam, 19, theft at Spiral Dr., Aug. 2. Jackie D. Strong, 18, theft at Spiral Dr., Aug. 2.



Victim said suspect followed him out of the bar and assaulted him at 7914 Dream St., Aug. 2.


Nintendo Wii taken from residence at 4017 Twilight Ridge, Aug. 4. Suspected entered; selected two beer barrels and fled at 7500 Turfway Rd., Aug. 3. Entry gained and goods stolen at 21 Drexel Ave., Aug. 2. Entry gained to hotel room by force and items stolen at 7810 Commerce Dr., Aug. 1.

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Privacy screens torn down at 1334 Rivermeade Dr., Aug. 8. Several vehicles damaged by vandalism at 10774 War Admiral Dr., Aug. 5. Victim’s property damaged at 4644 Catalpa Ct., Aug. 2. Victim’s window damaged by pellet at 1013 Cayton Rd., Aug. 2. Window broken out of vehicle at 6436 Todd Ct., Aug. 3.

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Victim’s credit card stolen and used at multiple businesses, Aug. 3. Access gained to debit card and it was used at Speedway, Aug. 3.


Subject tried to steal merchandise from Macy’s at 5000 Mall Rd., Aug. 7. Subject tried to steal merchandise from JC Penney’s at 6000 Mall Rd., Aug. 4. Wallet taken from vehicle at 10151 Russwill Ln., Aug. 5. Subject stole $100 from Penn Station cash register at 2010 N. Bend Rd., Aug. 5. Items stolen from lawncare truck at 8534 U.S. 42, July 31. Hole cut in vehicle’s soft top and item stolen at 911 Dapple Grey, Aug. 4. Christmas trees taken from farm at 2346 Longbranch Rd., Aug. 3. Ring removed at 300 Christian Dr., Aug. 3.

Money taken at 7928 Dream St., Aug. 3. Shoplifting at 61 Spiral Dr., Aug. 2. Suspect made no attempt to pay for services provided at 7635 Mall Rd., Aug. 2. Vehicle’s window smashed and items removed at 7350 Turfway Rd., Aug. 2. Shoplifting at 4874 Houston Rd., Aug. 2. Window broken out of vehicle and items stolen at 7380 Turfway Rd., Aug. 1. Shoplifting at 4990 Houston Rd., Aug. 1.

October 22, 2009

Florence Recorder


About police reports

The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence.

Theft of motor vehicle registration decal

Suspect in possession of a stolen registration decal at Mall Rd., Aug. 4.

Wanton endangerment

Road rage incident involving a Fed Ex

truck and a motorcycle at I-75 southbound, Aug. 6. Deputies responded to a physical domestic and discovered a male subject waving around a fully loaded assault rifle at 1704 Deer Run Dr., Aug. 5.

Theft from auto

Tool bag taken from vehicle at 8196 Wood Creek Dr., Aug. 3. Semi-automatic pistol taken from vehicle at 2823 Whitney Ln., Aug. 3. Items taken from victim’s vehicle at 8662 Red Mile Tr., Aug. 4.

Theft of auto

Car stolen from business at 2925 Hebron Park Dr., Aug. 5. Vehicle stolen from residence at 10037 Haven Hill Ct., Aug. 2. Victim’s ATV stolen at 166 Weaver Rd., Aug. 1. Unlocked vehicle with keys in the ignition stolen from residence at 984 N. Bend Rd., Aug. 2. Victim’s semi trailer stolen at 13019 Walton-Verona Rd., Aug. 3.

Theft of controlled substance

Prescription pain killers taken from vehicle at Kroger at 9950 Berberich Dr., Aug. 3.

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‘Miracle’ benefits youth leadership group Youth Leadership. “This is a great chance to enjoy a holiday tradition with family and support the community at the same time,” said Joni Huffmyer, program director of Regional Youth Leadership. “It’s a chance to look back at the wonder of our youth while helping a new generation discover its own wonder ... the thrill of finding its voice and using it to make a positive difference in our region.” Covedale Center for the Per-

The power of believing can transform a drab December day into a truly magical moment for a young child, just as it can transport a teen from being a gangly kid to a confident young adult. On Dec. 22, that power will work to do both as the curtain opens on a special presentation of “Miracle on 34th Street” that will benefit Regional Youth Leadership. There are 23 students from Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties participating in Regional

forming Arts will host the presentation, with all proceeds benefiting Regional Youth Leadership. The program works to enrich and engage outstanding Greater Cincinnati high school juniors who demonstrate leadership potential and a commitment to community service. Over the past 15 years, more than 500 students from 61 different schools on both sides of the Ohio River have graduated from the program. “The message of ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ ties in beautifully with

the vision of Regional Youth Leadership,” said Tim Perrino, director of Covedale Center for the Performing Arts. “The play is about believing, about imagination, about helping someone else see the world a little differently, and about stepping in to get involved. “We’re happy to get involved ourselves and support Regional Youth Leadership. It’s a great cause for some great kids who truly are the future of the region,” he said.

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DESTIN. Edgewater Beach Condos on the Gulf. 1-3 BR, beachfront, pvt balconies, FREE wi-fi, beach set-up & fitness center. New massage/facial salon, 2 pools (1 heated), area golf & deep sea fishing. $20 gift cert to poolside grill (weekly renters, in season). Pay for 3, 4 or 5 nights & receive one additional night free! 800-8224929, EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Disney. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513

FLORIDA GULF COAST Homes, Condos, Investment Steve Milner, Lic. Agent Coldwell-Banker 1-941-893-7326

FT. MYERS BEACH. Two luxury 2 Br, 2 Ba condos (1 corner unit) di rectly on the beach & by golf course. Balcony, pool, hot tub & more! South Island. 2 wk. min. Available Sept.Jan. & early March. 513-489-4730

SANIBEL ISLAND Quality, beachfront condos. Excellent service! Great rates! 1-888-451-7277


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Somerset, Kentucky’s Premiere Inn Located Just Minutes from Lake Cumberland

There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…


LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit

NEW YORK The rooms are only half of the reason to come to The Doolin House. Owners Charles and Allison just happen to both be chefs. Some of the breakfast specialties include Caramel Banana French Toast and Southern Eggs Benedict (2 fried green tomatoes topped with 2 slices of smoked bacon, 2 eggs over easy and Hollandaise). Chuck is usually in charge of breakfast and tries to do new and different things every day. Chef Chuck pointed out, “It’s fun to experiment with breakfast. It’s the one meal that encompasses all foods. It’s perfectly acceptable to see smoked salmon or a pork cutlet at the breakfast table. ”For those in no rush to rise and shine, breakfast in bed is served at no additional charge. When you need a weekend get away that’s not too far from home or you are planning your summer vacation to beautiful Lake Cumberland, remember that The Doolin House Bed and Breakfast is only a phone call away.

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CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2br, 2ba Gulf Front condo. Heated pool, balcony. Many up grades. 513-771-1373, 260-3208

ic surgery thanks to the addition of our new da Vinci Surgical robotic system at St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Minimally invasive surgery is typically performed through small ports rather than large incisions, resulting in shorter recovery times, fewer complications, reduced hospitalization costs and reduced trauma to the patient. Other major points covered in Dr. Williams' presentation will include a basic overview of the potential stages of prostate cancer, different screening methods used and understanding your biopsy results. This seminar is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, call 859-301-6300.

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FLORIDA leads you to NW Florida’s Beach Vacation Rentals along the beaches of South Walton. Luxurious gulf-front homes, seaside condos and cottages. Dune Allen Realty, 50 yrs of excellent service and accommodations. 888-267-2121 or visit

Proceeds from the auction will be used to purchase new dolls and quality children's books for next year's event. Enjoy an afternoon of tea, sweets and music and an opportunity to view and purchase a variety of dolls. The event is open to the public. Admission and parking are free. Call 513762-5600 for more information.

Church on 8341 Kenwood Road, just north of the Kenwood Mall, opening with a group of prize-winning dolls from the auxiliary's doll dressing program. A short program follows in which the award-winning doll dressers receive their ribbons. The live auction, beginning at 12:15 p.m. and conducted by Patrick Wilson of Indian Hill, concludes the program.

St. Elizabeth Healthcare will be holding a free seminar for the public on the topic of prostate cancer awareness on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. According to the American Cancer Society, Kentucky had more than 3,000 newly diagnosed cases of prostate cancer in 2008. Early detection and an understanding of the symptoms and warning signs of prostate cancer can greatly increase the survival rate of men affected by prostate cancer. Dr. J.D. Williams, urologist, will give a presentation on prostate cancer awareness, current treatment options, as well the benefits of minimally invasive robot-

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ANNA MARIA ISLAND, FL Book Now for Winter to be in this bit of Paradise! Great fall rates, $499/week. 513-236-5091

Tickets prices are $18 if purchased before Nov. 1 and $20 if purchased after Nov. 1. A $40 VIP ticket includes a premium seat, a reception before the 7:30 p.m. performance, and an opportunity to meet the cast. The theater is located at 4990 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati. To order tickets, visit and go to the Events page, call 859-5786398, or e-mail Joni Huffmyer at


MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo. Our complex is just 20 feet to one of the World’s Best Rated Beaches! Bright and airy, nicely appointed. All amenities. Cinci owner, 513-232-4854

A Beautiful Luxury Log Cabin Resort minutes from Dollywood & Pigeon Forge! Great amenities, pet friendly cabins. Excellent rates! Call now or visit us online 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366) CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

NORTH CAROLINA EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

SOUTH CAROLINA N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

TENNESSEE 1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

BROWN COUNTY Be renewed by fall’s magnificent colors! Delight your family with a visit to Indiana’s autumn haven and family playground! Comfort Inn, in the ! of all of Nashville’s attractions. 812-988-6118


A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

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