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Brother of actor rated high in academics By Melissa Stewart

UNION — Athletic wins and great on-stage performances are met with a cheering crowd. Acing a test, however, is often a quiet victory for a student. That’s not the case at Ryle High School, according to Connor Hutcherson. The senior recently received a top composite score of 36 on the ACT – a per-

fect score. The accolades are given to Connor this time, as he usually watches his older brother – actor Josh – walk red carpets in Hollywood. “Usually our society doesn’t focus on academics and when people make those strides,” Connor said. “At our school, everyone has been genuinely congratulatory. That’s nice to see in a high school.” Ryle Principal Matthew Turner called Connor’s score “an outstanding achievement.” “I am very happy for him and certainly very proud of him,” he said. “He is a very thoughtful

young man and takes great pride in his academic work. A perfect score on the ACT takes an extremely high knowledge base and advanced skill.” Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a 36 varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn the top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2013, only 1,162 of more than 1.8 million students earned the honor. According to Turner, Hutcherson is the first student in


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Parishioners living out faith on day of service By Melissa Stewart

Church plans Veterans Fair By Stephanie Salmons

FLORENCE — Members of Florence

United Methodist Church will be “living out our faith by action,” Saturday, Nov. 2, said Christy Blundy. The church has set aside that Saturday for Love Thy NeighborHOOD, a day of service. “Our church is a giving body,” Blundy said. “We wanted to set aside a specific day to reach out to people and make a connection.” Blundy is the church’s coordinator of small groups and outreach. She has been involved in organizing the day of service. On that day the church invites its members and anyone in the community to reach out to those in need. Teams will be painting the entryway of the Ida Spence United Methodist Mission in City Heights, a suburb of Covington; doing outdoor work at the church and possibly other areas in the community; and packing 600 Power Pack meals that will be distributed weekly to three Boone County schools. In addition, members and residents are invited to serve as “prayer warriors” throughout the day. “It’s going to be a good day for everyone,” Blundy said. “You’re going to know you’re doing good for someone.” Ida Spence Mission pastor director Gina Cornelius said she is excited about Florence United Methodist’s help. “Teams like these help create a safe and inviting environment for us to minister within,” she said. “I’m amazed at the difference a fresh coat of paint makes, but even more amazed by the people who take the time to apply that fresh coat of paint.” Ida Spence Mission serves those living within City Heights. The mission offers an

Ryle High School senior Connor Hutcherson\ of Union recently received a 36, a perfect score, on the ACT. MELISSA

Julie, Devin, Landon and Donnie Patton of Union pack Power Packs at Florence United Methodist Church. THANKS TO CHRISTY BLUNDY

after-school enrichment program, a meal program for school-aged children, a youth group, Bible study and church service. Yealey Elementary Family Resource Center coordinator Cheryl Burns-Kraft is excited the church’s involvement in the Power Packs program, where 30 students participate. Power Packs are lunch bags filled with nine to 12 kid-friendly, nutritious and shelf-stable items. The program provides for children meals on weekends and school vacations. “It’s a blessing,” Burns-Kraft said of the church’s effort. “The parents love it and are very thankful. The kids get excit-



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GET INVOLVED Members of the community are welcome to join Florence United Methodist Church on their day of service Saturday, Nov. 2. For more information, contact Christy Blundy at or 859-371-7961.

ed about what they’re going to get in the pack each week.” “This gift means a lot,” Burns-Kraft said. “It’s a godsend.”

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HEBRON — A community church is helping local veterans. Hebron Baptist Church will host a Veterans Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the fellowship hall, 3435 Limaburg Road, Hebron. Open to all veterans, the fair will provide information from a variety of organizations that assist veterans, including some who provide free or discounted services and those who advocate on behalf of veterans for entitled benefits. A light lunch will be available. James Pitts, who is helping to organize the fair, said to his knowledge this is the first time Hebron Baptist has held such an event. “Our church has always been appreciative of our country’s veterans,” he said. The church’s men’s group, of which Pitts is the leader, is often looking for things to do. He said another group member, Marvin Lowe, who is a veteran, recently had discussions with those “who provide services to veterans about how many veterans did not know what was available to them.” Lowe and another member

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son in the recent past. As this year’s flu season begins, the Northern Kentucky Health Department is reminding residents to protect themselves with a flu vaccination. “When it comes to flu vaccine this year, you’ve got plenty of options,” said Dr. Lynne M. Saddler, district director of health. “Certain flu vaccines can now protect against four strains of the virus, rather than the three previously offered. High-dose vaccines are available for seniors’ added protection. Even those who are allergic to eggs can find an egg-free vaccine this year. Anyone who is 6 months or older should

seek out a flu vaccine this fall.” The Health Department will offer a limited number of doses of flu vaccine by appointment at its four county health centers: » Boone County Health Center, 7505 Burlington Pike, Florence; 859-3632060 » Campbell County Health Center, 1098 Monmouth St., Newport; 859431-1704 » Grant County Health Center, 234 Barnes Road, Williamstown; 859-8245074 » Kenton County Health Center, 2002 Madison Ave., Covington; 859431-3345

“The health department is just one of countless providers who offer flu vaccine each year,” said Saddler. “Employers, pharmacies and private physicians are all out there vaccinating residents for flu. We appreciate their help in making sure that Northern Kentucky residents are protected from a virus that can, and does, cause serious complications.” Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after they are administered. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine. This year, the health

department will administer flu shots which protect against four strains of the virus, rather than three strains as in prior years. Cost is $20, but no one will be turned away for inability to pay. Some may have the fees reduced and even eliminated through either a federal program providing vaccines to children or for individuals covered by Medicaid. “Don’t let the winter months sneak up on you without finding a source for the vaccine,” said Saddler. For more information on the flu, go to


pressed. “This was his goal and he did it,” she said. “He’s a great kid, he’s kind, very social and very smart and athletic. He’s very wellrounded that’s the best way to describe Connor.” Huntcherson is a captain on his soccer team, speaks German, and participates in a variety of school clubs such as the academic, and speech and debate teams. His big brother, Josh, the actor known for his role as Peeta in the “The Hunger Games,” is happy

about the score, as well. “He’s extremely proud,” Connor said. “Anyone close to me knows this has been a goal of mine.” Hutcherson said that he’s taken the ACT five times since he was in seventh-grade. The first time, he received a 26. He said he hasn’t taken any special training or done any specific study preparation. “I believed that I could do it,” he said. “But I was still surprised. I was at a National Honor Society

induction and had heard we had gotten our scores. I texted my mom to see if she should look up my score. She texted me back asking what I thought I had gotten. I guessed 34 or 35. She texted back 36. I was very happy and proud. It’s nice to have accomplished this goal.” After graduation Hutcherson said he plans to attend either Stanford University or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Rev. Shawn Dobbins, who was installed as pastor of the church in late July, said his father is a veteran. With Veterans Day approaching and the understanding that many veterans don’t know the re-

sources available for them, Dobbins said “I think this is an opportunity for us to host that here at the church.” Those expecting to attend should contact the church office at 859-6897282.

For questions or more information, call Lowe at 859-384-0729 or Pitts at 859-620-5718.

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Ryle’s 21-year history to receive a perfect score on the ACT. The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. Hutcherson’s mother, Michelle, said she is very proud of him and im-

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FLORENCE — For the second time in less than a year, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra has scored an international first – another United States orchestral debut of an internationally known duo. Award-winning and classically-trained Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, known as 2Cellos, will perform with the KSO 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion, 642 Mt. Zion Road, Florence. KSO music director James Cassidy said the duo is “very hot internationally.”

According to the 2Cellos website, the pair achieved success “taking the cello to a new level and breaking the boundaries between different genres of music.” Their cello version of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” went viral and lead to a record deal and an invitation to join Elton John’s worldwide tour. Since then, 2Cellos has appeared on shows including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Ellen Degeneres Show.” The duo was also the first instrumental act to perform on “Glee.” “Being the first or-

April for that duo’s U.S. orchestral debut. Tickets are $24, $32 and $40 with 50 percent off for children ages 6-18. Tickets are available at the door, online at or by calling 859431-6216.

chestra in America to showcase the incredible talents of these performers, who have taken musical crossover or ‘genre bending’ to new heights, is a real coup,” Cassidy said in an announcement. This will be one of 19 concert stops on the pair’s three-week United States tour and the only concert with an orchestra. In a phone conversation, Cassidy said the orchestra will play some classical pieces with the pair before “we just turn the stage over.” It’s much like getting two shows, he said. The KSO also hosted Igudesman and Joo in

Classically-trained cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, known collectively as 2Cellos, will make their United States orchestral debut with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Nov. 2.THANKS TO JAMES CASSIDY

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Mollozzi to run for Boone county commissioner Christy Vogt Mollozzi has announced she will enter the Republican primary race for Boone County Commissioner in May. A resident of Boone County for 28 years, Mollozzi she lives in Hebron and would represent the County’s District 1. Mollozzi said she is appealing to voters who are looking for someone who shares their appreciation for the quality of life available in Boone County and the skills needed to

address the problems of one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. “My family is like so many other Boone County families. My husband Al and I chose to raise our children here because of all the County has to offer,” said Mollozzi. “A business-friendly government, low taxes and a safe environment to live and work have contributed to Boone County’s rapid growth. Our challenge now is to manage the growth responsibly.” Mollozzi is a special education teacher at Boone County High School, a position she has held for 17 years, and is the former chairwoman

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Hebron man answers ‘Let’s Ask America’ By Ben Walpole

HEBRON — John Bernard has done stand-up comedy around the region for three years, so television should not have been too daunting a transition. Right? Well, actually, the Hebron resident confessed

to being plenty nervous before taping his appearance on nationally syndicated game show, “Let’s Ask America.” It’s just that a little nervous energy is standard operating procedure for Bernard. “He’s a nervous wreck right before he goes on stage every time,” said his wife, Rena Bernard.

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VETERANS DAY EVENTS Here are events celebrating Veterans Day in Northern Kentucky:


Veterans Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Hebron Baptist Church, in the fellowship hall, 3435 Limaburg Road, Hebron. Open to all veterans, the fair will provide information; including on free or discounted services and those who advocate on behalf of veterans for entitled benefits. A light lunch will be available. 859-384-0729 or 859-6205718.


Non-Denominational Prayer Service for Military, 7 p.m., Travel Centers of America, 7777 Burlington Pike, Florence. Trucker's Chapel. Community gathers to pray for people from the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area stationed overseas. Call to add names to prayer list. Free. 859-462-4652.


Veterans Day Observance, 10 a.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington. Opening of Vietnam: Our Story exhibit reflecting upon experiences, contributions and impact of Northern Kentuckians during and following the Vietnam War, on display through Aug. 31. Celebration includes music, color guard and special guests including former Congressman Geoff Davis and other community leaders. 859-491-4003; Veterans Day Museum Exhibit honoring Boone County veterans, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Boone County Historical Society Museum, behind the Boone County Administration Building, 2965 Gallatin St., Burlington. The exhibit will include photographs, uniforms, and memorabilia from Boone County Veterans. 869-689-7240, 859-835-2435 or 859-371-5882.


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Day Celebration, 2 p.m., Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Florence. Music by the 202nd Army Band of the Kentucky National Guard, Xavier University Symphonic Winds, Southern Gateway Chorus, Cincinnati Sound Chorus, Voices of the Commonwealth, Three Guys and a Piano and Joy Burdette. Appearances by Mr. Redlegs and Gapper from Cincinnati Reds and Twister from Cincinnati Cyclones. Free. 513-641-6671. Veterans Day Program, 2 p.m., Highland Cemetery, 2167 Dixie Highway, Fort Mitchell. Theme: Salute to All Veterans, honoring all who have served and who are currently serving our country. Sponsored by cities of Fort Wright and Fort Mitchell. Free. 859-331-2499; Veterans Day Celebration, 2 p.m. Mess Hall at Tower Park, 801 Cochran St., Fort Thomas. More than 120 second-grade students from Johnson, Moyer

and Woodfill elementary schools will perform songs specific to each of the five military branches as well as a final song thanking soldiers. Additionally, performances by the second-grade students are included in each individual elementary school’s Veterans’ Day celebration. Part of city of Fort Thomas Veterans Day celebration. 859-441-1055.


Veterans Day Program, 6 p.m., Florence Government Center, 8100 Ewing Blvd. Honoring veterans of all wars. Features essay contest winners from schools sponsored by Florence Rotary Club and Boone County Jaycees. Free. 859-647-5439; Veterans Day Program, 10 a.m., Calvary Christian School, 5955 Taylor Mill Road. An event for veterans, active duty, reserves, National Guard and their families. Contact Bill Dickens at 859-356-9201.




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and gratitude, nine Tristate cities are joining forces on Sunday, Nov. 10, to sponsor Freedom is not Free, a Veterans’ Day celebration at Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road. The event features music from the 202nd Army Band of the Kentucky National Guard, Xavier University Symphonic Winds, Southern Gateway Chorus, Cincinnati Sound Chorus, Voices of the Commonwealth, Three Guys and a Piano, and Joy Burdette; as well as appearances by Mr. Redlegs and Gapper from the Cincinnati Reds and Twister from the Cincinnati Cyclones. Brig. Gen. Scott A. Campbell will present the keynote address, and Marine veteran and WNKU

Tree farm wanted Do you have a favorite cut-your-own-Christmas Tree farm you go to? We are compiling a list of tree farms and we want to make sure it is on the list. E-mail the name and address – or at least where it is – and any other information (phone number is a good piece of info) you have for the farm to But hurry, it’s getting close to the time you need to find your Christmas tree.

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radio personality Gary Keegan will emcee the free event, which begins at 2 p.m. Organized by author and retired Air Force Lt. Col. Joe Hinds, Freedom is not Free is sponsored by Florence, Covington, Alexandria, Independence, and Carrollton in Kentucky; Hamilton, Montgomery, and West Chester in Ohio; and Rising Sun in Indiana. Freedom is not Free recognizes and celebrates the contributions of veterans as well as first responders for their courage and commitment to protecting freedom at home and around the world. The event is the first of its kind in over a century to involve the entire Tristate region in commemorating the Vet-

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Shoebox gets discount admission

Operation Christmas Child will have a collection table at the Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, 10 a.m-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. If you bring a filled shoebox and you will get $7 off your admission to the museum. For more detailed information you can contact Sue Richerson at 859-9912192.

Historical society plans vet exhibit

BURLINGTON — A Veterans Day exhibit honoring Boone County veterans will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Boone County Historical Society Museum. The museum is in the old clerk’s building, 2965 Gallatin St., Burlington, just behind the Boone County Administration Building.

The exhibit will include photographs, uniforms and memorabilia from county veterans. Those interested in loaning items for the exhibit should call Virginia Lainhart at 859-689-7240, Pat Yannarella at 859-8352435 or Betsy Conrad at 859-371-5882.

BURLINGTON — The left lane of both eastbound and westbound Ky. 18 as well as the left turn lane from eastbound Ky. 18 to northbound Ky. 237 will be closed nightly from 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Nov. 4-6 for bridge construction as part of the Ky. 237 construction project. Additionally, all lanes of Ky. 18 will be closed at the intersection of Ky. 237 within this time frame for multiple 15-minute intervals. Expect major delays and use alternate routes when possible.

Fit-Stravaganza to help Mize family

The Edge Dance Studio, 225 Main St. in Florence, is hosting “Fit-Stravaganza,” an exercise event to benefit the family of Jessica Mize, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 2. Mize suffers from a rare, potentially fatal skin disease, and all of the day’s proceeds will go to her family. Suggested donations are $5 at the door. The fitness schedule includes Zumba, Crossfit, Ballet-Fit, Boot Camp, kickboxing and yoga. Ages 13 and older. For more information, call 859-525-7146, or email

Tea party talks of common core

The Northern Kentucky Tea Party will host Repeal Common Core, the Next Step from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Crescent Springs city building, 739 Buttermilk Pike, Crescent Springs. Oldham County resident Steve Shreeve will be the guest speaker.

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A non-denominational prayer service for service men and women serving overseas will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Trucker’s Chapel at the Travel Centers of America truck stop at 7777 Burlington Pike, Florence. Volunteers from the community hold this service the first Thursday of each month to pray for people who are stationed overseas. For more information or to add a name to the prayer list, call Bobby Vallandingham at 859462-4652 or e-mail


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Conner players Evan Romey, 68, and Ryan Romey, 20, celebrate a touchdown run by Ryan. Conner beat Scott 32-20 in football Oct. 25 at Conner High School in Hebron. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


Seniors wanted to play again at Conner’s field By James Weber

HEBRON — The seniors on the Conner High School football team had one goal on Senior Night Oct. 25: To earn the right to play at home once more. Like most of their other Class 5A district games this year, the Cougars had to scrap and claw until the last minute, but they eventually got the job done with a 32-20 win over Scott in their regular-season home finale. Conner earned the second seed in District 5 and will host a firstround playoff game next week. “These are my brothers,” senior Jesse McKeehan said. “It feels good to have this win on Senior Night. I love this stadium. I love this team and I love wearing the color blue here. It feels good to be back.” Conner improved to 7-2 overall heading into a game at Covington Catholic this Saturday. University of Kentucky recruit Drew Barker totaled 322 yards, 296 through the air with three touchdowns, plus a rushing score, while accounting for four of Conner’s five touchdowns. “We were talking before the game, let’s make sure this is not our last game at Conner,” Barker said. “I’m proud of how we fought and I can’t wait to come back here in two weeks.” Barker threw two of those TDs late in the fourth quarter after the

Conner junior Dustin Baker, 56, makes a tackle as Conner beat Scott 32-20 in football Oct. 25 at home. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


LOOKING AHEAD What: Conner vs. Covington Catholic football game. When: 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Where: Covington Catholic High School, 1600 Dixie Hwy., Covington Fun fact: After being honored at school for his spot in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Oct. 30, Conner QB Drew Barker will try to lead his team to an 8-2 regular-season finish. Barker has throw for 2,290 yards this season with 29 touchdowns to just four interceptions. He has 644 yards and nine scores on the ground.

Cougars found themselves tied with the upstart Eagles (7-2, 2-2), who are having their best season in team history.

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The winning TD came with five minutes left in the game when Barker was nearly sacked by a smaller defender, shook him off near the sideline, and lofted a long pass to senior Andrew Way, who slipped behind two defenders and ran untouched for a 71-yard scoring play. “We ran a corner route, and Drew was under pressure, and when he’s under pressure, I know just to get open,” Way said. “He has the arm strength to throw it really far so I kept on running down the See FOOTBALL, Page A9

Raiders soccer reaches regional semis By James Weber


rundown of regional soccer play from county schools: Boone County lost 2-1 to Newport Central Catholic in the Ninth Region quarterfinals. Evan O’Hara scored for the Rebels, who finished 16-7-1. O’Hara had 30 goals for the season and added six assists. Haven Borkowski posted 14 goals and six assists. Brett Mayberry had 11 goals and a team-

high 16 assists. Said Yedali posted nine goals and six assists. Brent Rice had nine assists with six goals. Ryle lost 4-0 to Highlands in the Ninth Region quarterfinals, ending the season 14-6-2. The Raiders had a five-game winning streak going in and a 7-1-1 streak overall. Ryle had started the season 0-3-1 but ended the season winning the 33rd District championship. St. Henry lost 3-0 to Covington Catholic in the Ninth Region quarterfinals to end the season

6-10-2. The Crusaders were 34th District runner-up to Dixie Heights. Walton-Verona lost 5-1 to Collins in the Eighth Region quarterfinals. Jeremy Moran had the goal for the Bearcats, who finished12-9. Moran had a teamhigh 26 goals for the year. Eddie Hoffa had 15, Brandon Acosta nine and Zach Leffler seven. Leffler was the leader in assist with 13. Acosta and Moran had six apiece. See SOCCER, Page A9

» Here are the KHSAA football playoff pairings for Northern Kentucky teams. In each class, the winners of the first two games play each other in round two, same with the last two games. 1A: Bracken County at Beechwood, Ludlow at Paris, Eminence at Bellevue, Dayton at Frankfort. 2A: Owen County at NewCath, Lloyd at Walton-Verona, Carroll County at Newport, Holy Cross at Gallatin County. 4A Boyd County at Highlands, Holmes at Ashland Blazer, Rowan County at Covington Catholic, Harrison County at Johnson Central. 5A: West Jessamine at South Oldham, Scott at Franklin County, Montgomery County at Conner, Cooper at Anderson County. 6A, Region 1: Boone County at McCracken County, Daviess County at Central Hardin, Marshall County at Meade County, Muhlenberg County at Henderson County. 6A, Region 2: Ryle at Butler, Pleasure Ridge Park at Campbell County, Dixie Heights at Seneca, Southern at Simon Kenton. » Cooper beat Grant County 49-6 to improve to 3-6, 1-3 in 5A district play. Cooper won a playoff spot and finished fourth in the district. Cooper jumped out to a 28-0 first quarter lead thanks to a pair of sophomore Torey Cordell touchdown runs. Cordell ended up with 153 yards rushing on 11 carries and senior quarterback Will Ludwig added three rushing touchdowns. » Dixie Heights beat Ryle 42-10 to finish third in Class 6A, District 6. » Campbell County beat Boone County 3114.

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» Boone County lost 2-1 to Newport Central Catholic in the Ninth Region quarterfinals. Brent Rice scored in the 66th minute for the Rebels’ lone goal. The defending state semifinalists finished 16-7-1. » Ryle lost 4-0 to Highlands in the Ninth Region quarterfinals. » Walton-Verona lost 5-1 to Collins in the Eighth Region quarterfinals. » Covington Catholic beat St. Henry 3-0 in the

Cooper junior Emily Villari goes for the kill. Ryle beat Cooper 3-0 in the 33rd District final Oct. 24. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Ninth Region quarterfinals and fell to Newport Central Catholic in the semifinals in a penaltykick shootout.


» Conner beat Heritage 25-15, 25-13, 25-7 in the 33rd District quarterfinals. » Ryle beat Conner 25-13, 25-13, 25-10 in the 33rd District semifinals. The Raiders received a team-high nine kills from senior middle blocker Alexa Nichols. Senior setter Harper Hempel and freshman Hayley Bush put down six kills apiece. Hempel added a team-high 17 assists. » Cooper beat Boone County 25-21, 25-9, 25-22 in the 33rd District semifinals. Carley Powers had 11 kills and Julia Klute 31 assists. Kaity Smith had eight kills and five blocks. » Ryle beat Cooper in the 33rd District final, 25-16, 25-17, 25-20. The tournament MVP was Ryle’s Harper Hempel. The all-tournament team includes Ryle’s Alexa Nichols and Ashley Bush, Cooper’s Carley Powers and Julia Klute, Conner’s Ally Jones, Boone County’s Stephanie Lambert and Heritage Academy’s Mariah Cain. » St. Henry beat Dixie Heights in the 34th District final, 25-11, 25-14, 25-11. St. Henry was led by junior setter Kendyll Kraus’ 21 assists and four aces. Senior libero Karlee Schreiber had 10 digs and sophomore Janelle Tobler had seven kills.

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» Boone County lost 2-0 to Newport Central Catholic in the Ninth Region quarterfinals. See PRESS PREPS, Page A9

Left, Ryle’s Claire Manning races to the ball with Paige Mersmann of Boone County.TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


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» Ryle beat St. Henry 1-0 in the Ninth Region quarterfinals. Lauren Duggins scored the goal, and Hannah Poe and Breanna Collins combined for the shutout. St. Henry finished 7-9-3. » Ryle lost 2-1 to Highlands in the Ninth Region semifinals. Ryle finished 15-5-1. JIll Davenport gave Ryle a 1-0 lead with a penalty kick.

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» Megan Wanstrath collected four kills and a crucial block solo in the fifth set Saturday afternoon as Northern Kentucky University pulled out a 25-17, 25-14, 23-25, 1725, 15-10 win over North Florida in Regents Hall. Northern Kentucky improved to 9-16 overall, 4-8 in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Freshman setter Taylor Snyder notched her 15th double-double with 47 assists and a career-high 19 digs. Snyder also added two blocks. Keely Creamer finished with 12 kills and attacked at a .400 clip, while Jenna Ruble hammered down 10 kills and added seven blocks.

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» The 20th-ranked Thomas More College women’s soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to 12 matches at it defeated Thiel College, 6-0 Oct. 26. With the win, the Saints improve to 13-1-2 overall and 7-0 in the PAC. With the loss, the Tomcats fall to 7-9 overall and 1-6 in the PAC. Sophomore forward Olivia Huber (Newport Central Catholic) got the Saints on the board at the 26:35 mark when she scored off an assist from senior midfielder Emily Sanker (Bishop Brossart). Thomas More extended the lead to 2-0 at halftime when


Ryle senior Harper Hempel tries to get the ball past Cooper junior Carley Powers. Ryle beat Cooper 3-0 in the 33rd District final Oct. 24. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

junior midfielder Sam Work (Colerain) found the back of the net off a cross from freshman forward Nicole Brown (Sycamore) at the 33:38 mark. Freshman goalkeeper Megan Barton (Villa Madonna) played all 90 minutes in goal to record the shutout win. » The Thomas More College men’s soccer team extended its winning streak to a school record tying 10 matches today in a 1-0 win over Thiel. With the win, the Saints improve to 13-2 overall and 6-0 in the PAC. With the loss, the Tomcats fall to 5-12 overall and 0-7 in the PAC. Junior goalkeeper Matt Kees (Scott) played all 90 minutes in goal to earn the shutout win. » Thomas More College junior running back Domonique Hayden set three school record in the Saints’ 44-7 win over Grove City College Oct. 26. Hayden set the school record for career rushing touchdowns with 49, rushing yards in a game with 327 yards and all-purpose yards in a game with 366. The 327 rushing yards also tied the PAC singlegame record. With the win, the Saints improve to 6-1 overall and 5-1 in the PAC. With the loss, the Wolverines fall to 3-4 overall and 1-4 in the PAC.

Season championships were on the line as the Florence Speedway crowned its 2013 division champions. In the Late Model division Nick Latham of Winchester, Ohio, and Tim Prince of Heltonville, Ind., were in an unprecedented tie for the season championship going into the final point’s race of the 2013 season. Modifieds had a race of their own as Kelly Craddock of Union enjoyed a marginal 62-point lead over season long contender Ryan Morton of Middletown, Ohio. The next closest championship competition was in the Pure Stock division as Dustin Nobbe of Batesville, Ind., entered the night with a slim 37-point lead over Charles Bowman of Oregonia, Ohio. Finally in the newest Hornet division T.J. Dalton of Florence enjoyed a 98-point advantage over fellow Florence resident Trevor Landrum.

In the Late Model 35-lap feature “The Wildthang” Greg Johnson of Bedford, Ind., took his season-leading fourth “A” main at Florence Speedway in 2013. After Tim Prince held on to a strong fifth-place finish coupled with Latham’s late race misfortunes Prince capture his first ever Late Model season Championship at Florence Speedway. In the Modified 20-lap feature Matt Hamilton of Aurora, Ind., captured his second “A” main in 2013. Craddock added to his point lead to capture his first ever season points championship. In the Pure Stock 15-lap feature “T-Roll” Tony Roland of Independence posted his fourth feature win of the season. The “Hard Charger” of the race was Randall Lee Dooley of Verona, who started 17th and worked his way to 10th. Nobbe lost points to the runner up Bowman but

still hung on by just 23 points to capture his first-ever Pure Stock season championship. In the Hornet 12-lap season finale Trevor Landrum of Florence reached the Florence Speedway victory lane for the second time in 2013. The “Hard Charger” of the race was Ryan Eversole of Burlington, who started 15th and scratched his way to sixth. Dalton, who finished second, was able to maintain his point lead over Landrum and clinched his first ever season championship. Florence Speedway will close out the 2013 racing season on Oct. 26 with the annual 50 Lap “Fall 50” paying $5,000 to win Late Model and the American Modified Series posting a season high $5,000 to purse of their own. The final point standings: Late models: Tim Prince 1,612, Nick Latham 1,568, Steve Landrum 1,416, Greg Johnson 1,378,



The Gray Middle School Gators eighth-grade volleyball team capped an outstanding season by winning the Northern Kentucky Middle School District Tournament. The Gators won several tournaments throughout the fall, and finished the year tied for first place in the Northern Kentucky Middle School District. THANKS TO TANYA D. HERBERT


Boone County lost 2-0 to Newport Central Catholic in the Ninth Region quarterfinals to finish 17-6-1. Peyton Black, who had overtime gamewinning goals in both 33rd

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sideline. The guy turned around. I don’t know how (Drew) got it to me, but he did.” After a Scott turnover, Barker threw a 10-yard TD pass to Jesse McKeehan for the clinching score. Conner forced two turnovers in the second half and stopped Scott inside its 10-yard line on another drive, limiting an offense averaging more than 300 yards rushing per game. “The defense played phenomenal,” Barker said. “The second half, they really stepped up big. They forced two or three turnovers and gave us a big lift.”

“The defense played phenomenal. The second half, they really stepped up big.” DREW BARKER

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Despite the sparkling record so far, the Cougars feel like they have plenty of room to peak for the postseason. “We want to ride this thing out as long as we can,” Way said. “We haven’t put together a great game yet. We need to come out with high energy and no penalties.” Follow James on Twitter @RecorderWeber

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I’m a resident of the Villas of Fowler’s Creek, a lovely community of ranch style condos located directly across Highway 42 where Kroger wants to construct a new 135,000-square-foot Marketplace. I’m very concerned about traffic, noise and lighting issues and particularly the eventual decline in the value of my property. Currently our location is ideal. We enjoy pleasant surroundings by being just far enough away from commercial chaos of city life yet close enough to everything we need within a few minutes driving distance. Since the Marketplace on Mall Road is only three to four miles away, I don’t feel it’s necessary for

another in such close proximity. After rounding the bend just beyond the library on Route 42, Union actually Cheryl starts to beJones-Etson COMMUNITY PRESS come a somewhat scenic GUEST COLUMNIST and lovely stretch of highway. What a pity to clutter it with a monstrous store, gas station, etc., and pave the lovely green space to accommodate 750 parked cars! In response to an invitation from Kroger, most of our residents attended a meeting regarding their intended construction and zoning change

request. While I realize this was a fact-finding meeting, I was quite surprised by the Kroger representatives’ inability to answer several pertinent questions. All unanswered questions were written on sticky easel-size pieces of paper and affixed to the wall behind the Kroger panel. There were many sheets of paper containing many unanswered questions. Their response to leasing out-lots would be to attract upscale eateries or retailers like Marshall’s. I would not classify Marshall’s as upscale since this retailer essentially carries discounted merchandise other retailers could not sell, most of which is off season, hence the discount. A step

up perhaps from say a TJ Maxx but hardly upscale. We are concerned about the old location. While it’s currently their intention to lease/sell that space, there were no specific plans in place, so will this empty building become a white elephant or eyesore if left vacant for any length of time? At meeting’s end a Kroger spokesperson was eager to announce the new store would be replacing the furniture department with a line of clothing. This was made with such zeal I honestly believe they thought this would sway our opinion, welcome the new Marketplace with open arms and be first in line on opening day. I personally cannot ever envision myself purchasing either

of these items from a grocery store. I’ve visited the Marketplace in Walton once and found it to be a terrible waste of my time due to it’s enormous size. I’m strongly in favor of keeping the property in question zoned residential and urge Boone County Planning/Zoning and Union City Commissioners and mayor to reject Kroger’s rezoning request by voting no. Shortly after moving to this community, Target wanted to build a superstore at this location and our Commissioners voted to keep the property residential. Please – all who have a say so, I encourage you to again vote no and preserve our precious green space. Cheryl Jones-Etson lives in Union.

Are you ready for harvest time Can you smell it in the air? Can you see it on the trees? Do you feel it when you walk out of the door in the morning? Harvest time is certainly here. I realize that the vast majority of us do not consider ourselves farmers, therefore when we think of the word harvest, the word moon may come to mind before the word labor. Yet if we were to apply the principles of what a harJulie House COMMUNITY PRESS vest really means, we GUEST COLUMNIST might come to realize if we labor today, a beautiful harvest awaits tomorrow. A true harvest is a time to enjoy the fruits of all your labor. A time to look back on all your hard work, thank God for what He has provided, and spend time resting in Him and begin to thank Him for His plans for you and your family in the coming months. In our schooling this year we are studying biblical feasts. The Jewish people understand principles behind the word harvest. The new year for the Jewish people actually begins in the fall. Although we follow a solar calendar, the Jews still follow the lunar calendar and Rosh Hashanah, (this year the celebration began on Sept. 4,) announces their new year, and is a time set aside for reflection and preparation. How special to begin a new year as you are “feasting” on all the ways God has supplied for

you and your family. To reflect on the passing year, repent, and make a commitment to live a better life, a life more fully dedicated to God and His will for you and your family. During our study of Rosh Hashanah it was recommended that we simulate as many of the activities of the feast as were doable for our family. When planning one meal and the activities surrounding it seemed overwhelming, it was clear to me that our priorities have become a little jaded over the years. When praying more than a short blessing over the food felt awkward and uncomfortable, and remaining at the dinner table for more than 10 minutes seemed like more than a chore than an event, I realized the “world” had even invaded our dinner table. It’s going to take some work to transform our family. But that’s OK. I am reminded by Paul that my work is never in vain. “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 I am ready for a harvest aren’t you? Ready to cozy up with God’s promises, surround myself with those I love and thank God for all He has done for me, and all that He plans to do in the future. I think I can do that for a few months, how about you? Julie House is founder of Equipped Ministries, a Christian-based health and wellness program. She can be reached at 802-8965 or on

WHEN THEY MEET Boone County Fiscal Court

City of Union

2950 Washington St., Burlington, KY 41005 859-334-2242 Meets 5:30 p.m., twice a month (Tuesdays). Judge-executive Gary Moore; Matt Dedden, commissioner District 1; Dr. Charlie Kenner, commissioner District 2; Charlie Walton, commissioner District 3. www.boonecountyky. org

1843 Mt. Zion Rd., Union, KY 41091 859-384-1511 Meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month

Boone County Schools 8330 U.S. 42, Florence KY 859-283-1003 Meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at 99 Center St.



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Family child care provider Jenny Jenny Marquis with the group of children who are in her care.PROVIDED

Family child care has hidden treasures Earlier this month, guest columnist Karen Middendorf wrote about families in need of high-quality programs for their children, but who are often unable to afford it; especially with drastic state cuts to child-care assistance. One affordable option could be in-home family child care. In-home family child care providers are an affordable, quality Tess Hammons option for COMMUNITY PRESS families in a GUEST COLUMNIST warm, homelike setting. In addition to costing less than child care centers, independent child care providers offer more one-to-one interaction, as the group in their care is smaller than a child care center setting. Many family child care providers also offer care outside of daytime hours to ensure a safe environment for children whose parents or guardians work second and third shifts. Jenny Marquis is a family child care provider at her home in Elsmere. Last week, she took the six children in her care (including one of her own) to the pumpkin patch to gather

pumpkins. Instead of gutting and carving, they left the pulp and seeds inside the pumpkins, added topsoil, and learned about how pumpkins grow. She brings the children out to check on the pumpkins each day and discuss what’s happening to the seeds. They also gathered more pumpkins to paint – painting is a great way to nurture cognitive development, motor skills, sensory integration, creativity, and much more. Jenny also got them a pumpkin to open up for carving so they could experience taking the pulp out and use the seeds for crafts and counting games. The children range in age from 1 to 3 years old, so she is careful to provide activities that are both ageappropriate and engaging. Jenny speaks of the children as if they were her own: “The best part about it is watching them learn and grow ... to be there when the babies sit up, start to learn letters – it makes you feel like you’re doing something really great.” She adds, “It’s important to sculpt these kids to be great young adults and to be great in school. I want to help make sure they succeed.” Likewise, parents who leave children in her care do not take this for granted. The most

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recent stack of letters to her overflows with gracious praise. Children Inc. supports independent family child care providers by means of financial support through billing management, United Way assistance, and USDA Food Program. The program also offers free consultation and program evaluation to enhance the quality of family child care homes, as well as free professional development and networking opportunities. Children Inc. is happy to help build quality providers and empower them to become professionals in child development. To those who turn their dining rooms into play areas; taking on the village’s children, nurturing and teaching them during the crucial early years; offering a solution to working families who want a less costly experience without sacrificing quality: thank you. Tess Hammons is communications and media coordinator for Children Inc. ( At Children, Inc., children succeed through innovative educational excellence, compassionate family support and collective community leadership.

Florence Recorder Editor Marc Emral, 578-1053 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.





Spiderman, a cowboy and Buzz Lightyear, otherwise known as Jacob, 6, Zachary, 7, and Aaron Eckler, 3, of Union, pause for a photo at the city of Union's fourth annual Fall For All. Alex Kline, 9, is a duct tape monster at the city of Union's annual Fall For All.

Buzz Lightyear, Aaron Eckler, 3, pets Leo the dog, who's dressed as Woody. Leo belongs to Eden Estes of Florence.

FALL for all fun

Jacob Ross, 5, of Crittenden, and his horse are ready for the costume contest at the city of Union's Fall For All.

By Stephanie Salmons

UNION — The chilly weather couldn’t keep all the ghouls away from the city of Union’s fourth annual Fall For All Oct. 19.

Lydia DiVita, 5, of Union is a veterinarian for the costume contest at the city of Union's Fall For All.

We aren't lion, Gianna DiVita, 1, of Union, has a costume that's adorable and ferocious.

Grandma Peggy Graham of Union has a firm grip on R2D2, her grandson Jack Arnett, six months, of Lexington.

Chiara DiVita, 9 months, won the cutest costume at the Fall For All's costume contest.

Adam, 4, and Andrew Kloeker, 7, of Union pick a pumpkin at the city of Union's Oct. 19 Fall For All. Deanna Kline and Sarah Rodgers, both of Union, sell raffle tickets to city events coordinator Karen Franxman at the city of Union's fourth annual Fall For All Oct. 19.




Art & Craft Classes

Home Accessory Sale and Swap, 1-3 p.m., Velocity Bike & Bean, 7560 Burlington Pike, Sell or swap home accessory items such as pictures, lamps, baskets, wall hangings, rugs, etc. Bring at least six items. Fall and Christmas items also accepted. Free admission. 859-371-8356; Florence. Retail Therapy Shopping Extravaganza, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Thornwilde Clubhouse, 2005 Thornwilde Drive, Shopping and networking in Hebron area, promoting local independent businesses. Free admission. Presented by Thornwilde Community. 513-300-7183. Hebron.

Little Learners, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Lively Learning Lab, 7500 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 10, Learn basic skills including fine motor skills, social skills, reading, dancing, music, science and arts/crafts. Ages -1-1. $15. 859371-5227; Florence.

Exhibits Verbum Domini Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Verbum Domini, “The Word of the Lord,” is made up of a couple dozen Bible-related items in an exhibit that celebrates God’s word throughout the ages. Daily exhibit. $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg. Dragon Invasion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Portico. Come face-to-face with tales of dragons from all over the world. View artwork and other adornments strolling beneath Chinese dragons. Learn about encounters with these beasts from China to Africa, Europe to the Americas and Australia to the Middle East. Discover what ancient historians have written about these creatures, and examine armaments that may have been used by valiant dragon slayers. Daily exhibit. $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg. Dr. Crawley’s Insectorium, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Near Palm Plaza and downstairs from Dinosaur Den. Learn interesting facts, such as, not all insects are bugs, but all bugs are insects. Collection represents a lifetime of collecting by Dr. Crawley. With an animatronic person, named Dr. Arthur Pod, who answers many questions about insects. Daily exhibit. Included with admission: $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg.

Health / Wellness St. Elizabeth’s Mammogram Mobile Unit, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-655-7400. Burlington.

Holiday - Halloween USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats, 101 Riverboat Row, Walk-through haunted tour built on real steamboat. Experience 30-minute tour with more than 40 areas and two levels of fright. Through Nov. 2. $18 Thursday-Sunday, $13 Wednesday. Presented by USS Nightmare. 859-740-2293;

SUNDAY, NOV. 3 Runs / Walks Northern Kentucky Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis, 10 a.m.-noon, University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Non-competitive walk for all participants raising at least $25. Benefits Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Southwest Ohio Chapter. Presented by Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Southwest Ohio Chapter. 513-772-3550, ext. 3; Florence.

MONDAY, NOV. 4 Art & Craft Classes 2 Cellos play with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Florence Baptist Church at Mount Zion, 642 Mount Zion.THANKS TO J.R. CASSIDY Newport. Haunted Duck Tours, 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Ride the Ducks Newport, 1 Levee Way, Departs from Third Street. Ride in WWII vehicles and hear stories of area’s most famous ghosts and haunted locations like Omni Netherland Hotel, Taft Museum, Music Hall, Union Terminal and dip into river to hear about haunted mansion on Covington’s shoreline and Bobby Mackey’s Music World. Recommended for ages 16 and up. Through Oct. 26. $17. 859-815-1439; Newport. Scream Acres Court, 7 p.m.midnight, Scream Acres Court, 4314 Boron Drive, $20 combo ticket (walk-through and coffin ride); $30 VIP combo ticket; $16 haunt only ticket; $6 Buried Alive (coffin ride) only. 513-7037384; Covington.

Karaoke and Open Mic Friday Night Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Florence Elks Lodge 314, 7704 Dixie Highway, Karaoke and dance. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-746-3557. Florence.

Literary - Libraries Mahjong, 1 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, All skill levels welcome. 859-3422665. Union.

Music - Folk Red Cedars, 7 p.m., Scheben

Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Folksy trio plays heartfelt and memorable old time tunes. Free. 859-342-2665. Union.

On Stage - Theater South Pacific, 8 p.m., NKU Corbett Theatre, Nunn Drive, Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic musical. Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. $14, $11 seniors, $8 students with valid ID. Presented by Northern Kentucky University Theatre and Dance. Through Nov. 3. 859-5725464; Highland Heights.

SATURDAY, NOV. 2 Benefits Fit-Stravaganza, 9 a.m.-noon, The Edge Dance Studio, 7513 Sussex Drive, Jessica Mize suffers from a rare, potentially fatal skin disease. Three-hour fitness frenzy, including Zumba, Crossfit, Ballet-Fit, Boot Camp, kickboxing, yoga and hip hop with the Ben-Gals. Other vendors and sponsorships include Crossfit Y’all, Modo Yoga, The Gym, LA Fitness, Gary Williams Karate, Mary Kay, Amway, Premier Jewlery, Muscle Gear, Candle Lite, Flourish Massage, Five Seasons, Thrive Chiropractic and more. Ages 13-up. Benefits Jessica Mize. $5. 859-525-7146. Florence.

Education Kaplan ACT Practice Exam, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Results and followup strategy session Non. 13 at 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Take practice exam before upcoming exam date; bring No. 2 pencil and calculator. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington.

Literary - Libraries Paws to Read, 10 a.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Read to one of our therapy dogs: Squirt, Doc, Brodie and more. Call to schedule your 15-minute time slot. Grades K-5. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Burlington.

Music - Classical

The Lents Branch Library hosts Lego Mania for all ages, 3:30-5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at 3215 Cougar Path in Hebron.FILE PHOTO

2 Cellos @ the KSO, 8 p.m., Florence Baptist Church at Mount Zion, 642 Mount Zion, U.S. premiere of international sensations with Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, both cellists, perform versions of music by Guns and Roses, Coldplay, U2, Rhianna and more. $40, $27, $19. Presented by Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. 859-4316216; Florence.

Little Learners, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Lively Learning Lab, $15. 859-371-5227; Florence.

Civic Tea Party Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Sub Station II, 7905 Dream St., Meet and discuss limited government, free markets and fiscal responsibility. Free. Presented by Grassroots Tea Party of Boone County. 859-586-9207; Florence.

Health / Wellness Breastfeeding 101, 6:30 p.m., Babies ‘R Us Florence, 4999 Houston Road, With Sandi Brown, registered nurse. Free. Registration required. Presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare. 859-282-8929. Florence.

Literary - Libraries Homework Help (grades K-12), 5-7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Gentle Yoga, 6 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn basic postures and flows. $25. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Yoga, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Hatha Yoga postures. $25. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. AR Book Club (grades 4-5), 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Discuss book of the month and do activity. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington. In the Loop, 10 a.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Knit or crochet in relaxed, friendly company. Learn for first time or pick up new tricks. 859-342-2665. Florence. Zumba, 6 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, 859-3422665. Union. NaNoWriMo (high school), 3:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Coffee, snacks and laptops provided. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington.

TUESDAY, NOV. 5 Education Enrollment Information Session, 2-3 p.m., Gateway Community and Technical College Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way, Center for Advanced Manufacturing. Learn how to apply, what sort of financial aid is available, type of academic programs college offers and about advising process. Ages 18 and up. Free. 859441-4500. Florence. Financial Aid Workshop, 3-4 p.m., Gateway Community and Technical College Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way, Center for Advanced Manufacturing. Learn how to apply

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Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness, 7:15-8 p.m., Full Body Yoga, 7500 Oakbrook Road, $50 for 10 classes, $7 drop in. 859-640-9055. Florence.

Literary - Libraries Bridge, 12:30-3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Open play. Presented by Florence Branch Library. 859-3422665. Union. Writers Group, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Share your work, get feedback, encouragement and perhaps even inspiration to write your masterpiece. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington. TAG and MAC (middle and high school), 6:30-8 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Help plan programs, recommend books and materials and earn volunteer hours. Pizza provided. Reservations required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Burlington. Save the Turkey (2-5 years), 10:30 a.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Free. Registration required. 859-342-2665. Hebron.

Senior Citizens Bingo, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6 Art & Craft Classes Little Learners, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Lively Learning Lab, $15. 859-371-5227; Florence.

Literary - Libraries Homeschool Hangout (middle and high school), 2 p.m. Work in teams to dissect squid with Science Matters., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Gaming and ice cream social. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington. Homeschool Sampler (grades K-5), 2 p.m. Work in teams to dissect squid with Science Matters., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Cincinnati Art Museum helps discover how artists use math, using works from their collection. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington. Chess Club, 7 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, All ages and levels are invited to play. 859-342-2665. Florence. Zumba Gold, 6 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Slow-paced, low-impact version of regular Zumba. $3. 859-3422665. Florence.

Mom’s Clubs MOMS Next, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Florence United Methodist Church, 8585 Old Toll Road, Hot breakfast provided along with speaker topics relevant to mothers of children in grades 1-12. Free childcare provided. Free. 859-371-7961; Florence.

Support Groups DivorceCare Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m., Florence United Methodist Church, 8585 Old Toll Road, Those suffering from experiencing separation or divorce heal and find hope in shared experiences. Child care provided. $15. Registration required. 859-371-7961. Florence.

THURSDAY, NOV. 7 Education Admissions Information Session, 3-5 p.m., Gateway Community and Technical College Boone Campus, 500

Technology Way, Center for Advanced Manufacturing, B104A. Learn about admissions, financial aid, academic programs and advising. For ages 16 and up. Free. Presented by Gateway Community and Technical College. Through Dec. 19. 859-441-4500. Florence.

Exercise Classes Sombo/Russian Judo, 6:30-8 p.m., Hebron Lutheran Church, 3140 Limaburg Road, Downstairs. Ages 6-adult. Learn Russian art of self-defense and how to fall properly to prevent injury. Ages 6-. $85 per year. Presented by Sombo Joe. 859609-8008. Hebron.

Holiday - Veterans Day Non-Denominational Prayer Service for Military, 7 p.m., Travel Centers of America Florence, 7777 Burlington Pike, Trucker’s Chapel. Community gathers to pray for people from the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area stationed overseas. Call to add names to prayer list. Free. 859-462-4652. Florence.

Literary - Libraries Lego Mania (all ages), 3:30-5 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Let your imagination run wild and build some amazing creations. Legos and Duplos provided. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Hebron. Seasonal Card Making, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn how to make four themed cards with independent stamping demonstrator Barbara Simpson. $5. Reservations required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington. Bridge, 12:30-3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 859-342-2665. Union. Magic the Gathering (middle and high school), 3-4:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Play Magic the Gathering with other local players, or learn how to get started. Bring your own deck. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Best of the Best Book Group, 3 p.m. Discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, 859-342-2665. Florence. Yoga, 6 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Suitable for all levels. $25 per month. 859-342-2665. Union. Construction Zone (2-5 years), 10:30 a.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Put on your hard hat and build. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington.

Senior Citizens Bingo, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 859-485-7611. Walton.

FRIDAY, NOV. 8 Art & Craft Classes Little Learners, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Lively Learning Lab, $15. 859-371-5227; Florence.

Karaoke and Open Mic Friday Night Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Florence Elks Lodge 314, Free. 859-746-3557. Florence.

Literary - Libraries Mark Cormican: The Music of John Denver, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Singer/songwriter shares songs, stories and history about legend of American music. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Fun Time After Hours (middle and high school), 6 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Wear costume. Games, snacks, movies and more. 859342-2665. Florence. Mahjong, 1 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 859-342-2665.



Stir-fry uses last of summer’s bell peppers As I look out my office window, I can see the vegetable garden and the pumpkin patch next to it. The garden is completely finished, not a veggie to be seen. I did pick one last big bunch of Rita zinnias, Heikenfeld marigolds RITA’S KITCHEN and cosmos from the cutting flower row for the kitchen table and was able to save seeds for next year. We still have a good amount of bell peppers, which I used for one of my favorite chicken stirfries.

Sweet and spicy chicken and veggie stir-fry Amazingly, exotic items like sambal oelek and fish sauce used to be hard to find. Now just about every grocery store carries these. Sambal olelek is a spicy condiment found in the international aisle. Ditto with the fish sauce. I usually stir in more sambal oelek after the stir-fry is done. Feel free to use your favorite vegetables in here. 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into bite size pieces and set aside 12 oz. bag fresh stir-fry vegetables or 8 oz. sugar snap peas 1 red bell pepper, sliced

⁄2 medium red onion, sliced


Sauce Combine and set aside: 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon sambal oelek 1 tablespoon sesame oil 3 ⁄4 teaspoon cornstarch

For garnish Sliced green onions Dry roasted peanuts

Film a pan with oil and stir-fry chicken several minutes until golden brown and done. Don’t overcook. Remove and set aside. Add a bit more oil and stir-fry veggies for several minutes until crisp tender. Stir in brown sugar mixture; cook a minute until thickened. Stir in chicken and toss to coat. Serve with sesame rice. Serves 3-4.

Sesame rice

Cook your favorite rice and stir in sesame oil and soy sauce to taste. Not too much!

Dinner in a dash: Ravioli with sautéed butternut squash and thyme I love butternut squash. It’s chock full of phytonutrients and antioxidants and is delicious in both sweet and savory dishes. Butternut squash is a bear to try to cut through and peel. What I like to do is poke it all over with a fork, microwave it on high for just a few minutes, use mitts to

Rita’s stir-fry is full of vegetables with a sweet, yet spicy, sauce.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

pull it out (it will be hot) and let it cool. The skin will have softened enough for you to slice through it without using a machete. ⁄2 medium butternut squash (about 1 pound), peeled and diced into 1⁄2-inch pieces Salt and pepper to taste 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or up to 1 teaspoon dried thyme (start with 1⁄2 teaspoon and go from there) 16 oz. fresh or frozen cheese ravioli Parmesan cheese for garnish 1

Film pan with oil and add squash. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until almost tender. Add garlic and thyme and cook, uncovered, tossing occasionally, until squash is tender and just beginning to brown. Meanwhile, cook ravioli according to package directions. Put ravioli on platter, top with squash mixture and sprinkle generously with Parmesan. Serves 4.

Can you help?

Sushi Ray’s ginger dressing for Barbara D. “The restaurant was in Mount Lookout about 10

years ago. I have tried over 20 recipes and none are the same.”

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Chicken safety: To wash or not. Here’s my take on it: Do not wash chicken. You’ll be splashing more bacteria over the surface of the sink, counter and yourself. No need to worry about bacteria in chicken when it’s cooked to a safe degree. The USDA says to cook a whole chicken to 165 degrees; parts to 165 degrees and ground to 165 degrees. Your visual here is to have the juices

run clear when poked with a fork. For ground chicken, it will be thoroughly cooked with no pink spots.

Safely seasoning raw chicken

Before handling the chicken, mix the seasonings in a little bowl. Discard the leftover seasoning.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Northern Kentucky retirees, stay-at-home parents and recent college graduates looking to add professional experience to their resumes are being sought to fill new parttime AmeriCorps positions starting tomorrow. Participants will be asked to contribute 900 hours through next August, or about 20 hours a week, said Beth Andriacco, AmeriCorps projects coordinator for the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission.

That organization helps low income individuals and families in eight Northern Kentucky counties develop the knowledge, opportunities and resources they need to achieve self reliance. The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission has received a grant to offer AmeriCorps’ MoneyCorps program focusing on financial literacy at its community centers. Volunteers will be trained before teaching financial literacy classes and counseling individuals and families FREE

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on everything from how to buy a home to how to establish credit and develop a budget. Volunteers also will help customers file their federal and state taxes through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. In exchange for their public service, AmeriCorps members will receive a $5,000 stipend distributed bi-weekly to help cover living expenses. They also could receive a $2,775 educational award to help pay off college loans or apply toward future schooling after they complete their service. Volunteers who are 55 and older when they begin their service also can apply the educational award from the National Service Trust to a previous student loan, or they can pass it on to a child, grandchild or foster child. The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission is attempting to recruit volunteers through meetings of the Safety Net Alliance.


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» For information on AmeriCorps’ MoneyCorps program in Northern Kentucky, call Beth Andriacco at 859655-2946 or email her at » To apply online, go to and choose MoneyCorps as the program you’re applying for.

Florence worker gets $2,000 grant Community Recorder

Florence Kentucky Fried Chicken employee Caitlyn Bauer was chosen as a recipient of a $2,000 REACH grant by the Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation Inc. Bauer was selected after a competitive selection process. The grant is intended to help her pursue her educational dreams. The REACH Educational Grant Program is focused on helping KFC restaurant hourly team members and shift supervisors pursue their edu-

cations at four-year and two-year institutions, including trade and vocational schools and via graduate degree programs. “I want to become Bauer a lawyer and fight for what’s right, and hopefully make an impact on people’s lives,” Bauer said. Inspired by Colonel Harland D. Sanders’ legacy and his belief in the importance of determina-

tion, passion and philanthropy, the KFC Foundation has a rich and diverse charitable giving history. Today, the foundation is primarily focused on administering the REACH Educational Grant Program. “Colonel Sanders was passionate about helping people and about education,” said Krista Snider, managing director of the Foundation. “The KFC family continues to honor his legacy through recognizing our restaurant team members committed to pursuing their own educational dreams.”

IN THE SERVICE Anderson graduates Army Reserve Pvt. Jordan C. Anderson graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Anderson is the son of Dennis and Nicole Anderson Florence. He is a 2012 graduate of Boone County High School.

Dacosta completes training Air Force Airman 1st Class Brendan M. Dacosta graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The airDacosta man completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Dacosta earned dis-

tinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Clare and Marcio Dacosta of Union.

Kline completes basic training

Air Force Airman Anthony B. Kline graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Kline Kline is the son of Susan Flannery of Hebron, and Anthony Kline of Florence. He is a 2009 graduate of Holmes High School.


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Less stress for holiday meals The holiday season is rapidly approaching. With some advanced planning and purchasing you can decrease the stress usually experienced. Diane ConsidMason er the following tips EXTENSION NOTES you might use now to help de-stress the holiday meals and events. Plan your menus. Take time now to write down what you will serve for upcoming holiday events Start buying nonperishable foods and supplies. Stocking up a little at a time will help decrease your stress. It also will help lessen the blow to your wallet. Practice any recipes that might be new to you. It is better to practice a recipe than to have a failure in the kitchen at the last minute. Make room in the refrigerator and freezer. Start using and clearing items from the appliance so there is plenty of room for holiday foods and leftovers. Diane Mason is a Boone County extension agent; reach her at 859-586-6101 or email at

Get ready for both Halloween, Christmas Walton’s Trick or Treat hours are tonight from 6-8 p.m. There is the Christian Church Trunk and Treat from 6-8 p.m. This is a safe celebration on the church parking lot. Includes contest for the truck or car trunk decoration, games, food, drink and goodies. ■ The Walton-Verona Boys and Girls Basketball teams are sponsoring a multi-family yard sale and craft sale at the Walton Verona Sports Complex in Verona on Nov. 2. If you would like to participate and sell some unwanted items of any type, contact Tom Luebbe at or call 859-322-0487 to rent a space. You keep 100 percent of the proceeds you make, just pay the rental space fee. The event will be well advertised to help our teams and you. ■ If you would like to help stock the Senior Citizens Pantry at the Community Center this month through December, there are boxes at Walton City Hall. There is a need for the easy open cans of soups, tuna , spam, single serving boxes of oats and cream of wheat. Small bags of sugar, flour and artificial sweetener would be appreciated. ■ Lila Stansbury of Sarasota, Fla., has been visiting her mother, Dortha Black

of Bedinger this week. ■ Leonard “Lenny” Whalen, a good Ruth friend and Meadows neighbor has acWALTON NEWS cepted the position as superintendent of Dawson Springs, Ky., Independent School District. Lenny has been a life-time resident and we will certainly miss him and his family. But wishes for a successful future are extended to him. Lenny has served as deputy superintendent for Gallatin County school system for the past eight years. Lenny’s wife Kelly has served as secretary of Walton Verona High School for several years and her services will be missed. Good luck to Lenny, Kelly and their two children Taylor and Addi-


■ Ruth Crowe Davison of Sun city, Calif., one of Walton Verona High School graduates of 1951, comes back to her home state each year to visit her family and friends. This year was a very special occasion; she was observing her 80th birthday. Ruth’s sister Ora and her husband George Scott of Independence decided to surprise her with a birthday party. With the help of family members including her sister Shirley Stoneberg and husband Jay of Los Angeles, a beautiful buffet was served to classmates, friends and family on . 28. The celebration continued on with the 1951 class’s monthly get together on Oct. 1 at the Our Best Restaurant in Smithfield, Ky., where 21 class members and guests extended their

best wishes for her birthday on Oct. 20. ■ Walton’s Christmas Home Decorating Contest will be judged on Dec. 3. There will be a dividing line at Old Beaver Road designating north and south entries. Call City Hall 859-4854383 before 5 p.m. on Dec. 2 to enter. There will cash prizes awarded. ■ We will be honoring our veterans with a special service at the Walton Verona Veterans Memorial on Nov. 11. We will have a schedule of the program next week.




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Frank and Jacquie Knapp of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittaney Alizabeth, to Joseph Weber, son of Gary and Becky Weber of Cincinnati. Brittaney is a graduate of Covington Latin School and Thomas More College. She is attending graduate school at Northern Kentucky University and is expected to graduate in December 2013. Brittaney is currently employed in Human Resources at Perfetti Van Melle. Joe is a graduate of LaSalle High School and graduated magna cum laude from Thomas More College. He is a teacher at Newport Central Catholic High School. Brittaney is the granddaughter of Jack and Jane Armstrong, Florence. The wedding is planned for June 6, 2015 at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, Kentucky.

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DEATHS Virginia Adams Virginia Adams, 82, of Rabbit Hash, died Oct. 23, 2013, at Baptist Village Care Center Erlanger. She was a retired clerk with Commercial Motor Freight Co., and former member of the Teamsters union. Survivors include her children, H. Stephen Adams and Kimberely J. Adams; sister, Georgia Wilson; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her husband, Harold E. Adams; grandchild, Byron Clay Adams; and brother, Dalphus Allen, died previously. Burial was at Belleview Baptist Cemetery. Memorials: Belleview Baptist Church, 6658 Fifth St., Burlington, KY 41005.

Tommy Anness Tommy Lee Anness, 21, of Florence, died Oct. 18, 2013. He had a great love for his family and sports, especially the Reds, Bengals and UK Wildcats. Survivors include his parents, Dina Anness and John Hopper; children, Zaviea Lee Anness and Oylviah Ann Marie Anness; siblings, Anthony Anness, Melissa Roberts, Julie Hopper, Amber Hopper, Shawn Hopper, John “Jake” Hopper and Joseph Hopper; grandparents, Pat Anness, Barbara Hopper and Jack Phillips. Memorials: Tommy Lee Anness Memorial Fund, at any Advantage Bank location.

Mary Bresch Mary Rose Rider Kerns Bresch, 81, of Florence, died Oct. 18, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was retired from Morrison’s Cafeteria. Her husbands, Charley Kerns and William Bresch; and son, Charles “Sonny” Kerns, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Nalmedia Kunkel; sisters, Betty and Dorothy; brothers, Charles, Earl, and Merle; four grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Big Bone Baptist Cemetery in Union.

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James Fedders James Louis Fedders, 82, of Florence, formerly of Edgewood, died Oct. 20, 2013, at his residence. He was a graduate of the former Villa Madonna College, a Marine Corps veteran, a retired insurance salesman with Wood Underwriters, former Jaycee Man of the Year, and coached Knothole baseball in Edgewood for many years. His wife, Chris Rice Fedders, and sister, Mary Lou Fedders

Elmer Garner Elmer “Tuffy” Ray Garner, 73, of Erlanger, died Oct. 18, 2013.

He was a long-time maintenance mechanic for Johnson Controls, member of the Marine Corps, member of the Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints, enjoyed boating, camping and spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Jane; daughters, Nanette Coffey of Knoxville, Tenn., and Michelle Rex and Robin Houze, both of Erlanger; sons, Donald Garner, Roger Garner, Elmer “Harvey” Garner, all of Sanders, Timothy Younger of Dry Ridge, Michael Younger of Covington,

Raymond Guffey of Burlington, and James John Siereveld of Crittenden; sisters, Myra Jean Stephenson of Walton, Jennifer Roberts of Ocala, Fla., and Phyllis “Hope” Lemen of St. Charles, Mo.; and brother, Nada “Steven” Garner of Verona; 30 grandchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Poplar Grove Cemetery in Glencoe. Memorials: Musekamp Family Hope Lodge, 2806 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206.

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Ruth Crouch Ruth Ann Crouch, 67, of Florence, died Oct. 17, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a member of Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle Church in Fort Thomas, worked several years at Thomas More College, and retired from the Internal Revenue Service. Her father, Otis Hampton, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Wayne Crouch of Florence; mother, Virginia Hampton of Fort Wright; sister, nieces and nephews. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger. Memorials: Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle, 1080 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

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Steven Hager Steven “Steve” Hager, 56, of Florence, died Oct. 23, 2013, at his residence. He was a member of 7 Hills Church in Erlanger, and enjoyed cooking, gardening and watching the Cincinnati Reds. His brothers, Roger and Ronnie Hager; and nephew, Jesse Hager, died previously.

Survivors include his parents, Odell and Aline Hager; sister, Diane Daniels of Erlanger; brothers, Danny Hager of Crittenden and Jerry Hager of Erlanger; and eight nieces and nephews. Burial was at Crittenden Christian Church Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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Vernon Joseph Howe, 64, of Burlington, died Oct. 23, 2013, at his residence. He was a retired truck driver and safety manager, and he and his wife owned a small restaurant, Strikers Grill, in Newport. His parents, Frank Gilbert Howe Sr. and Anna Lee Howe; and brothers Frank, Robert and Gary, died previously. Survivors include his wife, JoAnna Howe; sons, Joe Howe and Luke Kindoll; daughter, Amanda James; siblings, James, Jack, Laverne “Sis” and Vicky; and five grandchildren. Burial was at Burlington Cemetery. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Russell Jackson Russell Douglas Jackson, 95, of Florence, died Oct. 19, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was an Army veteran of World War II. His wife, Anna Rita Jackson; son, Stanley Wayne Jackson, and daughter, Shirley Rose Jackson, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Russell Douglas Jackson Jr. of Williamstown, and John Russell Jackson of North Bend, Wash.; daughter, Trina Anne Purdy of Florence; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Donald Johnson Donald Johnson, 68, of Butler, died Oct. 19, 2013. He was owner and operator of Johnson Heating and Cooling Inc., member of Grassy Creek Christian Church, Pendleton Co. Sportsman Club and the Pendleton Co. Chamber of Commerce, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, horses and UK basketball. His brother, Lee W. Johnson Jr., and sister, Francis Nash, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Diane of Butler; son, Greg Johnson of Butler; daughter,

Nikki Ruber of Butler; brother, Robert “Bob” Johnson of West Chester, Ohio; and Paul Johnson of Florence; and one grandson.

Gary Keeton Gary Lee Keeton, 67, of Florence, died Oct. 22, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He worked for and retired as a mechanic for Queen City Metro, enjoyed recycling, as well as watching the Reds and Bengals play, and spending time with his family and friends. His wife, Linda “Joyce” Keeton; brothers, Danny Keeton and Tony Keeton; sister, Pat Kincaid; and daughter, Valerie Cole, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Renee Fletcher, Michelle Carnes, Simone Garland, Tammy Saladin, Vanessa Keeton, Summer Lee and Crystal Keeton; sons, Mark Cole and John Saladin; sisters, DeLinda Keeton and Marilyn Irvin; and brother, Scott Keeton; 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial with military honors was at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North.

Hannah Partin Hannah Delynn Partin died Oct. 20, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. Her maternal grandfather, Bennie Partin, died previously. Survivors include her mother, Crystal “Faith” Partin of Walton; maternal grandparents; JoAnne Partin and Terry Coffey of Ludlow; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Interment was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Evan Peoples Evan Peoples, 17, of Falmouth, died Oct. 18, 2013. He was a member of Antioch Mills Christian Church and the Pendleton County Teen Court, played soccer, basketball and baseball for Pendleton County Recreation and Pendleton County High School, and enjoyed family, friends, sports and hunting. His grandparents, Pee Wee

and Jean Sydnor, died previously. Survivors include his father, Charles “Craig” and Miranda Peoples of Falmouth; mother, Tanja and Bill Stander of Alexandria; brother, Bradford Peoples; and grandparents, Charles F. and Theresa Peoples. Interment was at the Riverside Cemetery in Falmouth. Memorials: PCEF, Evan Peoples Scholarship, P. O. Box 88, Falmouth, KY 41040; or KSA Boys and Girls Ranch, 233 Sheriff’s Ranch Road, Gilbertsville, KY 42044; or Antioch Mills Christian Church, 12785 U.S. 27 N., Berry, KY 41003.

Bruce Ratliff Bruce Ratliff, 49, of Petersburg, died Oct. 12, 2013 in Marietta, Ga. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, Jim Beam, Budweiser, motorcycles, and his greatest joy: his daughters. Survivors include his parents, Okeh and Sarah Ratliff; daughters, Lyndsy Ratliff, Brittany Ratliff and Alexis Ratliff; sister, Leah Ratliff; brother, Keith Ratliff; former wives, Rhonda Ratliff and Karen Ratliff; and four grandchildren.

Donald Snellenberger Donald Snellenberger, 69, of Florence, died Oct. 23, 2013, at the Baptist Village Care Center in Erlanger. He was a retired truck driver for Ohio Connection, and was a member of Grace Point Community Nazarene Church in Erlanger where he loved spending his time. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy “Dottie” Snellenberger of Florence; sons, Mark Snellenberger of Cincinnati, and Jim Squirers of Florence; daughters, Amy Berryhill of Nashville, and Lisa Nieberding of Crescent Springs; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorials: National Multiple Sclerosis Ohio Valley Chapter, 4440 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 120, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

POLICE REPORTS FLORENCE Incidents/ investigations Harassment Victim verbally harassed by subject at 7672 Catawba Lane, Sept. 28. Shoplifting Subject tried to steal items from Buckle at 2108 Mall Road, Sept. 28.

BOONE COUNTY SHERIFF Arrests/citations Amy L. Finnell, 39, criminal mischief, leaving the scene of an accident, DUI, Sept. 28. Harold T. Redmon, 47, alcohol intoxication in a public place, possession of open alcohol container in a motor vehicle, Sept. 28. Samantha J. McCane, 27, DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, Sept. 28. Luther C. Matthews III, 29, possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating on suspended or revoked operators license possession of marijuana, DUI, Sept. 28. Tabitha L. Noakes, 41, DUI, Sept. 26. Wendy R. Tallant, 37, theft, no registration receipt, no registration plates, Sept. 26. Corey Carr, 34, possession of marijuana, Sept. 25. Thomas J. Billiter, 42, DUI, driving on DUI suspended license, Sept. 25. Robert A. Quebedeaux, 21, promoting contraband, possession of controlled substance, Sept. 24. Elizabeth D. Reed, 22, possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, Sept. 24. Jeremiah D. Johnson, 38, shoplifting, fleeing or evading police, Sept. 22. Eugene W. Weisgerber Jr., 55, failure to produce insurance

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MARRIAGE LICENSES Christina Schmitz, 42, of Florence and Richard Vaughn, 41, of Florence; Sept. 3. Sara Herzog, 32, of Florence and Tim Heming, 43, of Cincinnati; Sept. 3. Ashley Appleman, 24, of Burlington and Brett LaFollette, 26, of Burlington; Sept. 4. Tayna Zuniga, 21, of Florence and Ivan Mejia, 26, of Florence; Sept. 4. Tiffany Lemaster, 23, of Hebron and Ryan Neu, 24, of Hebron; Sept. 4. Kristi McVay, 23, of Verona and Travis Horton, 25, of Verona; Sept. 5. Alisia Kelley-Fidler, 46, of Burlington and David Stolz, 44, of Florence; Sept. 5. Kelly Conley, 25, of Florence and Eric Schulz, 31, of Florence; Sept. 5. Kelly Skerchock, 35, of Florence and David Cameron, 37, of Florence; issued Sept., 6. Rebecca Tupman, 34, of Burlington and Allan Ferguson Jr., 29, of Newport; Sept., 6. Sarah Tankersley, 44, of Florence and Geoffrey Vickers, 51, of Florence; Sept., 9. Kristina Mason, 30, of Burlington and Brian Gline, 33, of Burlington; Sept., 9. Suzanne Rittinger, 23, of Union and Ryan Hicks, 24, of Union; Sept., 9. Carlyn Parsons, 24, of Florence and Jeramie Connor, 22, of Florence; Sept., 10. Jessica Sebree, 21, of Burlington and Elijah Crooker, 24, of Burlington; Sept., 10. Emily Garner, 40, of Florence and Kent Sullivan, 66, of Florence; Sept., 10. Brandi Richardson, 32, of Florence and Michael Straus, 41, of Florence; Sept., 10. Shayla Taylor, 23, of Burlington and Jason Ferayorni, 28, of Florence; Sept., 10. Kaitlin Mullikin, 24, of Walton and David Barber, 33, of Union; Sept., 10. Jacqueline Marsal, 41, of Florence and Jason Webster, 37, of Florence; Sept., 10. Lauren Toole, 27, of Burlington and Jason Anderson, 31, of Burlington; Sept., 11.

Tracie Sims, 27, of Florence and Douglas King, 29, of Dry Ridge; Sept., 11. Emily Fackey, 34, of Walton and Tim Bracke, 28, of Walton; Sept., 11. Rebecca Gubser, 32, of Hebron and Chris Rothert, 29, of Hebron; Sept., 11. Kimberly Fariello, 55, of Burlington and James Remmell Jr., 57, of Middletown, OH; Sept., 11. Emily Marcelle, 26, of Florence and Darryl Benken, 28, of Florence; Sept., 12. Jo Skinner, 61, of Florence and John Alessandro, 65, of Florence; Sept., 12. Denise Frakes, 48, of Hebron and Terry Fugate, 46, of Hebron; Sept., 12. Cyrena Enoch, 25, of Florence and Daniel Freeman, 27, of Florence; Sept., 12. Kimberley Buckner, 39, of Florence and Dustin York, 30, of Florence; Sept., 12. Amanda Robnson, 24, of Walton and Darrell Purcell, 40, of Falmouth; Sept., 12. Chelsi Culver, 24, of Hebron and Nicholas Carr, 31, of Hebron; Sept., 13. Evelyn Amanfo, 32, of Florence and Kwadwo Boateng, 38, of Florence; Sept., 13. Shaylene Clemence, 25, of Walton and Jason Addison, 30, of Hebron; Sept., 13. Sandra Meece, 43, of Florence and David Sidwell, 44, of Florence; Sept., 13. Catherine Graham, 26, of Taylor Mill and Adam Ponder, 26, of Union; Sept., 13. Amanda Valvano, 23, of Walton and Joseph Risch, 21, of Walton; Sept. 16. Susan Edelen, 55, of Hebron and Robin Cross, 58, of Hebron; Sept. 16. Greta Knochelmann, 24, of Florence and Benjamin Rankin, 24, of Lexington; Sept. 17. Carol Murphy, 40, of Florence and Gilberto Pech-Gonzalez, 20, of Florence; Sept. 17. Ashley Liedel, 22, of Crestview Hills and Donald Imfeld II, 22, of Florence; Sept. 17. Amanda Strotman, 32, of Walton and David Bowling, 30, of Walton; Sept. 17.

Hannah Schroer, 24, of Florence and Anthony Lunt, 24, of Burlington; Sept. 19. Sarah Wright, 25, of Ludlow and Clayton Ashcraft, 29, of Hebron; Sept. 19. Erica Sano, 39, of Florence and Curtis Cox, 45, of Florence; Sept. 20. Jessica Morgan, 26, of Walton and Jeremy Addington, 25, of Walton; Sept. 20. Christy Rekers, 34, of Florence and Shane Carter, 37, of Florence; Sept. 20. Myra Rhodus, 45, of Burlington and Todd Bohn, 46, of Erlanger; Sept. 20. Janette Loy, 59, of Burlington and Mark Tritsch, 57, of Burlington; Sept. 20. Sarah Kuchle, 23, of Florence and Cameron Berens II, 23, of Florence; Sept. 23. Bonne Spencer, 51, of Hebron and David Kenney, 56, of Hebron; Sept. 24. Tera Clayton, 31, of Hebron and Adam Engels, 28, of Hebron; Sept. 24. Laura Fant, 41, of Florence and Vincent Vlaisavich, 49, of Florence; Sept. 24. Cynthia Webster, 48, of Florence and Richard Gilbert, 53, of Elsmere; Sept. 24. Kristina Breitling, 29, of Florence and Johnathon Craddock, 25, of Florence; Sept. 25. Mary Miller, 38, of Florence and Kevin Vance, 33, of Florence; Sept. 25. Linda Fox, 52, of Florence and Michael Polly, 48, of Florence; Sept. 26. Lisa Jacobs, 52, of Florence and Mark Richards, 57, of Florence; Sept. 26. Nicole Moeller, 32, of Florence and Jason Hines, 35, of Florence; Sept. 26. Charity Roshia, 27, of Florence and Ricky Purnell Jr., 26, of Florence; Sept. 26. Lisa Hawn, 50, of Walton and Arnold Gibson Jr., 61, of Cold Springs; Sept. 27. Nicole Petty, 26, of Burlington and Caleb Brodsky, 28, of Burlington; Sept. 27. Tia Withorn, 23, of Union and Tyler Wood, 25, of Burlington; Sept. 27.

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DUI, Oct. 4. Brian L. Kelley, 38, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), Oct. 3. James A. Browning, 33, alcohol intoxication in a public place, Oct. 2. Marianne Yauger, 47, DUI, Oct. 2. Sylvester Curtis Jr., 47, thirddegree criminal mischief, DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, Oct. 1.

Incidents/investigations Assault Victim assaulted by known subject at 1800 block of Bordeaux Blvd., Oct. 5. Victim assaulted by known subject at 200 block of Trifecta Court, Oct. 4. Victim assaulted by known subject at 6100 block of Ancient Oak Drive, Oct. 2. Burglary

Laptop, flat screen stolen at 225 Villa Drive, Sept. 27. Personal documents, safe deposit box stolen at 2907 Douglas Drive, Sept. 23. Construction site broken into and items taken at 139 Aristocrat Drive, Oct. 3. Residence broken into and items taken at 190 Meadow Creek Drive, Oct. 1. Residence broken into and items taken at 2970 Emma Lane, Oct. 1. Residence broken into and items taken at 3771 Brogan Court, Oct. 1. Burglary, criminal mischief Lock damaged on door at 7968 Kentucky Drive, Suite. 1, Sept. 23. Criminal mischief Automobiles destroyed/damaged/vandalized at 2052 Longbranch Road, Sept. 23.

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Fabulous Fall Event to raise money for scholarships Pictured, back row front left, Melanie Cunningham and Cathy Albani; middle row, Kelly Camm and Brenda Sparks; front row, Karen Keenan and Marty Uttley, have helped prepare this year’s Yearlings Fabulous Fall Event, scheduled for Nov. 8 at the Lexus Rivercenter in Covington. THANKS TO BRENDA SPARKS

The Yearlings host its Fabulous Fall Event, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Lexus Rivercenter, 633 W. Third St. in Covington. The event features food, wine-tasting, auction baskets from “Pamper Yourself,” a Taste of Luxury raffle, and music from Like Minds. The

Yearlings hope to raise $20,000 for the Yearlings scholarship funds. The co-chairs are Karen Keenan and Marty Uttley. The emcee will be Todd Dykes of WLWT, with special guest, Paige Klee, Miss Boone County Fair 2013. Cost is $40 per person.

The Yearlings have raised more than $830,000 since 1986 and given to many charitable organizations and scholarships. For more information, call 513-535-1811, visit, or mail a donation check to P.O. Box 17903, Lakeside Park, KY 41017.

The list was released June 28 and a partial list of agents names was showcased in The Wall Street Journal. This annual, national-awards ranking showcases the top one half of 1 percent of more than 963,000 licensed Realtors nationwide. The Top 1,000 is divided into four categories with each division listing the top 250 designees. Sanders was among the top agents for AgentTransaction Sides. Sanders has been a Realtor with Sibcy Cline since 1984. Her sales accomplishments are numerous. She has been the company’s Northern Kentucky Regional Leader for the past 21 years. Laura has been honored as Sibcy Cline’s top unit sales leader for every year since 2000. She has also ranked among Sibcy Cline’s top three sales agents for the past 20


BUSINESS UPDATE Farris promoted The Fifth Third Bancorp Board of Directors recently promoted Bill Farris to officer. Farris is a lead business analyst. He joined the bank in 2010 and earned his associate’s degree in computer technology and bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Cincinnati. He volunteers with the Ronald McDonald House and lives in Florence with his wife and two children.

Bank welcomes new manager

Heritage Bank recently welcomed Neal Brown as the new branch manager for its Walton Towne Center office. With more than 30 years in the banking and finance industry, Brown has extensive experience in small-business lending, and providing retail prod-

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ucts and services to companies located in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. Brown Brown received a bachelor of business administration from Thomas More College as well as an advanced degree in banking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He serves on the Salvation Army Covington Corps Advisory Board. He has also participated in several committees for the Covington Business Council and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, and served several years on the Cincinnati American Heart Association Board.

C-Forward recently hired Mark McDaniel as a newest network technicians. McDaniel has a B.S. from Purdue University and certifications in CompTIA Security-plus, and CompTIA A-plus. He is an experienced IT support specialist. In his free time, McDaniel enjoys all types of water sports, snow skiing and mountain-bike riding. He lives with his wife, daughter, and son in Burlington.

Optometrist earns state award

Dr. Julie Metzger Aubuchon was named Optometrist of the Year at the Kentucky Optometrist Association’s 111th Annual Spring Congress in Lexington. The award is given annually to a Ken-

tucky doctor who has displayed outstanding and consistent service in the optometric profession during the past year. Aubuchon lives in Florence with her husband, Pat, and son, Brady. Her offices, Metzger Eye Care, are located at 6901 Dixie Hwy. in Florence, and 7 West Seventh St. in Covington.

Sanders named top Realtor

Laura Sanders, an executive sales vice president with the Florence office of Sibcy Cline Realtors, recently was named Sanders as part of the Top 1,000 Real Estate Professionals by REALTrends and The Wall Street Journal.

Florence resident earns promotion

Directions Research Inc. recently promoted Jessica Schleper to senior project manager. In her new role, Schleper manages projects from questionnaire design through fiSchleper nal reporting. She is also involved with estimating, data collection, development of field materials, field progress monitoring, tabulation planning and assisting with analytic needs and cost management. Schleper, of Florence, joined DRI in May 2005.

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*Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases on purchases of $3000 or more with 25% down. Prior Sales, Hot Buys, Floor Samples, tent sale, Discontinued and Clearance Merchandise excluded from promotions and credit term offers. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase and equal monthly payments are required until the initial promo purchase amount is paid in full. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum interest charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. Not responsible for typographical errors. See store for details and additional /%2%$9%= #!:9#%<) +9<$#8%:< "# %#: 2!!5& :# 6A'!8?*!A"9$, 3$#'@#?:, #? 3<A?9A<)

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We are remodeling our Fairfield store!


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convenient budget terms

*Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases on purchases of $3000 or more with 25% down. Prior Sales, Hot Buys, Floor Samples, tent sale, Discontinued and Clearance Merchandise excluded from promotions and credit term offers. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase and equal monthly payments are required until the initial promo purchase amount is paid in full. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum interest charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. Not responsible for typographical errors. See store for details and additional /%2%$:%> #!;:#%=) +:=$#9%;= "# %#; 2!!5& ;# 6B'!9@*!B":$, 3$#'A#@;, #@ 3=B@:B=) 7#'B '2;;@B== !<#;#= A#@ :559=;@2;:#% !9@!#9=B=) CE-0000572040

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