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DECEMBER 29, 2011 • FLORENCE-UNION RECORDER • A3

Boone County’s 38% growth is year’s top story The Community Recorder asked readers to vote on the top stories of the year in Boone County. Here are the top five stories of 2011, as chosen in our online poll: 1. Boone County grows by 38.2 percent. Census numbers released in March showed that Boone County moved from No. 8 to No. 4 in terms of county population in Kentucky. The

2010 population was 118,811, compared to 85,991 in 2000. 2. Ted Bushelman, longtime CVG voice, dies Bushelman, 75, the spokesperson for Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport for 41 years, died on March 6. He retired in 2008 as CVG senior director of communications and was a well-known source for television, radio and print media in Greater Cincinnati. Bushelman

nator. She was to receive $10,000 and a commemorative crystal-glass bowl. In addition, the Kentucky Department of Education will provide a sabbatical or suitable alternative for Shearer, who also will represent the state in the 2012 National Teacher of the Year competition. 4. Union population surges by 86 percent Forty years makes quite the difference. In 1970, the city of Union

was a member of Florence City Council and had been active for decades in the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. 3. Kim Shearer named Teacher of the Year Shearer, English teacher at Boone County High School, was named 2012 Teacher of the Year in a ceremony in Frankfort Oct. 18. Shearer has been teaching for seven years and serves as the school’s writing coordi-

had a population of 233. By 2000, the population had grown to 2,893. The most recent Census data, however, puts the city at 5,379 residents – an increase of 85.9 percent in the last 10 years. 5. Wayne Carlisle resigns as Walton mayor Walton Mayor Wayne Carlisle, who originally planned to resign Jan. 1, 2012, moved his resignation to Nov. 20 after a disagreement with City Council about repealing a municipal order passed to upgrade city

hall’s phone systems. Paula Jolley was appointed by council as the new mayor. Carlisle was in the first year of his first term as mayor.

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Smoking cessation classes available For those wishing to kick their smoking habit, sessions of the CooperClayton Smoking Cessation Program will start in January 2012. Cooper-Clayton is a comprehensive, 13-week program that helps participants stop smoking with peer support, educational guidance and nicotine replacement therapy. The program is offered in person and online.

In-person program Williamstown: 4-5 p.m. Thursdays starting Jan. 5 at Williamstown Elementary School, 300 Helton St. Fort Thomas: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays starting Jan. 10 at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas, 85 N. Grand Ave. Crestview Hills: 6:307:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Jan. 12 at St. Elizabeth Physicians Corporate Office, Suite 200, 334 Thom-

the online class at any time and view the materials on their own schedule. All that’s required is a computer capable of accessing the internet. A facilitator will be online for live chats to provide additional support from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays and noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Registration is required for the online program. To register, visit www.nkyhealth.org/ CooperClaytonreg.

as More Parkway in Crestview Hills. Pre-registration is not required for the in-person program, simply show up on the first night of the class. Participants do not need to be smoke-free at the start of the class. For more information, call 859-301-5570 or visit www.nkyhealth.org. Online program Starting Monday Jan. 16, participants can join

BRIEFLY Christmas tree recycling offered Boone County and Florence are teaming up to recycle Christmas trees. Boone County Public Works and Florence Public Services will run their snow routes and collect any trees left at the curb

between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4. If there is snow, workers will clear snow before collecting trees. Residents can also drop their trees off Saturday, Jan. 7, before 8 a.m. at the following locations: » Farmer’s Market on Ky. 18 and Camp Ernst Road.

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