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Sidewalks, amphitheater and tower improvements to be discussed By Amanda Joering Alley


Back to school

Moyer Elementary School first-graders Ava Rosenstiel (left) and Mckenzie Weinrich look at a book in class after coming back from a twoweek holiday break.

Department to get new ambulance Volunteer all year

The annual holiday rush of volunteers to local nonprofits sides is over, but the need for willing hands of help remains year-round. Opportunities for helping the needy exist for all ages, and for almost any schedule. For listings of specific needs for volunteers go to or For more see this week’s Life section. LIFE, B1

Recipe earns free dough

Amy Gangloff has been chosen as one of the winners of Klosterman Baking Company “Family Secret Recipe Contest.” Her recipe for Breakfast Cereal French Toast has earned the Alexandria resident free bread for a year. For more and for Gangloff’s recipe see inside. NEWS, A4

Tourney hoops

After a month full of holiday tourney hoops, small schools and big schools will be battling it out in separate basketball showcases the week of Jan. 11. The road to the All “A” Classic state basketball tournament begins Jan. 11 for area girls’ hoops teams with their regional tournaments. SPORTS, A6

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By Amanda Joering Alley The Fort Thomas Fire Department is in the process of replacing a 1998 ambulance with an improved 2010 vehicle. City Council voted in favor of spending an estimated $211,000 on the new ambulance from Horton Emergency Vehicles in Columbus. Lieutenant Jeff Parker said the new ambulance is similar in size to the old one, but has everything

from new safety features and LED lights to an improved mounting system for patient cots and easier control of lighting and ventilation. “It’s going to be a really nice unit,” Parker said. “We’re shooting to have it sometime in July.” The process of the getting the ambulance included forming a committee, made up of Parker and firefighter/paramedics Steve Rath, Chris Rust, Mike O’Day, Eric Scherpenberg and Mike Watson, who looked at the needs of the department and designed the

ambulance specifications. “These guys put in a lot of time and worked hard on this,” Parker said. The committee then gave the specification to the city, which solicited bids, then council voted on which company to hire. Parker said the ambulance, which will look similar to the department’s other trucks, should take about 180 days to build. Once it is complete, the city will sell the old ambulance.

Budget looms as legislators back at work By Chris Mayhew

Legislators started a new session in Frankfort Jan. 5, and the top item on the agenda is a budgetary battle on how to fix a projected $890 million budget shortfall for the next two years. School funding and the possible re-emergence of a gambling bill are also factors intertwined with the budget discussion. The General Assembly’s session continues Monday through Friday through April 13 with federal holidays being off days. Rep. Dennis Keene, D-Wilder, said his first priority will be on the budget, the shortfall, and to not regress on providing vital public services in the process. “I think we can’t take any steps backward as far as education and public protection,” Keene said. “I’m talking police and fire. I think we need to protect as much as possible.” Gov. Steve Beshear will produce his recommendations for the budget to the legislature Jan. 19. But, that’s just the start of the budget work, Keene said. “The real budget will come out of the house, because that’s where

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it starts,” he said. Keene said he’s starting by being ready to listen to ideas. “We’ve got to figure out some kind of enhancements, and I’m not sure at all that that’s going to be raising taxes,” he said. One idea is dropping the sales tax from six cents to five cents, but then spreading the burden to more people including service industries and some legal work that’s been exempt from paying the tax. The same kind of bill was attempted a couple of years ago, but without dropping the sales tax amount, Keene said. “I remember I voted against it at the time because it affected so many small businesses, gardeners and others where that’s extra income,” he said. Bringing back a gambling bill might be the one way to raise revenue, Keene said. “Whether gambling will even come back or not we probably won’t even know that until February,” he said. But, if things are headed toward cutting education that could be a game changer, Keene said. “I think that may change the

attitude of some legislators of looking outside the box to save those jobs,” he said. “We’ll be listening to every kind of story, gambling could be part of the issue.” Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery said he understands legislators have a tough job ahead where it comes to budget decisions. But Pendery said he wants legislators to keep local governments in mind by not deferring cuts downhill as expenses local government has to bear. Sen. Katie Stine, R-Southgate, issued her view of the look ahead to the 2010 legislative session in a news release. “It will be a 60-day session in which our first priority will be developing a budget under serious financial constraints,” Stine said in the news release. Stine continued to say that looking at pro-life legislation, legislative retirement reform, government transparency and allowing people to decided upon whether they’d like to expand gambling will be among other issues on the agenda. “It promises to be a busy session,” Stine said.

A recently developed master plan for improvements at Rossford Park spurred the Fort Thomas City Council to get the city’s priorities in line. At a special meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11 the council plans to meet to discuss various improvement projects throughout the city and organize them by priority. The decision to prioritize came after the council’s finance committee met to discuss funding and phasing possibilities for the Rossford Park project. At a special Councilman Roger meeting Peterman scheduled for said consid6 p.m. ering the amount of Monday, Jan. c a p i t a l 11 the council expenditures the project plans to meet w o u l d to discuss require, the various committee wants the improvement council to projects look at the throughout the importance of other projcity and ects as well. organize them O t h e r projects by priority. mentioned include the rehabbing of the tower in Tower Park, the amphitheater project, the sidewalk on Memorial Parkway and possible improvements at the armory and at the city’s other parks. Rehabbing the tower alone is expected to cost about $300,000. With the Rossford project, which can be done in phases, it is possible that some phases my be a higher priority than others, Peterman said. “It’s not an all or none sort of discussion,” Peterman said. Council also discussed possible improvements of the shelters at Tower Park and Highland Park and voted to have an architect look at the parks and propose new shelter design options. Peterman said funding options for the various projects include the city’s Tower Park fund, Central Business District fund and general fund. The council also plans to discuss potentially buying the Veterans Affairs (VA) homes located in Tower Park at the Jan. 11 meeting.

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Kentucky Daughters of the American Revolution Veterans Service Chair Margie Shelton and Kentucky Regent Sharon Withers presented a 46-inch Sony television to the PTSD and PTSD/TBI units at the Ft. Thomas VA facility. The equipment was donated by the Kentucky Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The television will be used both for entertainment and physical rehab for patients diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury during their residential treatment. From left are: Margie Shelton, Deanna Beineke, Sharon Withers and Dr. Katherine Chard, director of the PTSD program.

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Truck hauls in scholarship funds for Future Farmers By Chris Mayhew

A four-month fundraising effort between an auto dealership and Campbell County High School Future Farmers of America club students has generated $5,580 for scholarships and operational funds. The FFA students teamed with Jeff Wyler of Fort Thomas to sell raffle chances for a 2009 Dodge truck and raise money for the Campbell County FFA chapter through local and national Dodge dealers’ Hometown Scholarship Program. The FFA club’s students sold raffle chances around Alexandria from August until Dec. 18, 2009 for a 2009 Dodge truck.

The students were able to sell numerous chance tickets because Tom Gleason, general manager of Jeff Wyler in Fort Thomas, was so cooperative in letting FFA borrow silver 2009 Dodge trucks for the raffle ticket sales stops, said Samuel Evans, the FFA club’s advisor and a teacher at CCHS. “The students became attached to the trucks or as we called them ‘Silver Stallion,’” Evans said. The truck chances raised $4,464 for the local FFA program for scholarships, and the remainder went to the Kentucky FFA Foundation Inc. for operational needs. “The funds raised through this program will help send FFA members to Kentucky’s FFA Leadership

Training Center, National FFA Convention, pay for FFA club fees and enhance the development of our future leaders,” Evans said in a news release. FFA chapters from all over Kentucky participated in the program, which was sponsored by Dodge Dealers and the Kentucky FFA Foundation. The winner of the truck, which was raffled through Dodge dealerships across the Cincinnati area, will be announced around Jan. 20, Evans said. The Hometown Scholarship Program is national, allowing local dealerships to team up with local high school organizations. Since 2003 the program has raised an estimated $7 million in scholarship funds.

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Cereal drive

First-graders at Moyer Elementary School count boxes of cereal after all three Fort Thomas Elementary Schools joined together to hold a cereal drive, raising more than 1,000 boxes of cereal for the Henry Hosea House in Newport.



Moyer first-grader Jackson Roy carries boxes of cereal that were donated to the cereal drive.


Johnson Elementary students Anna Foose, Parker Smith, Will Fecher, Addie Parris and Trey King help carry boxes of cereal.


Woodfill Elementary students Madilyn Tate, Brady Gosney and Ian Heithaus load boxes of cereal for the Henry Hosea House.

NKU to host MLK commemoration week Johnson second-grade The Northern Kentucky University Office of African American Student Affairs will present NKU’s inaugural Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Week from Jan. 11-18. The theme of this week of action, celebration, reflection and remembrance will be “Justice Beyond the Dream.” The week’s activities will include:

Monday, Jan. 11:

• 4 p.m. MLK Commemoration Week Kickoff/Unity Reception Guest Speaker: Al DeJarnett, retired Procter & Gamble executive and Cincinnatus vice chairman Student Union 102 (Multipurpose Room) Sponsored by the Office of African American Student Affairs and the Black Faculty and Staff Association • 6:30 p.m. Behind Every Good Man Is a Great Woman: An in-depth look at the women of the modern day Civil Rights Movement Student Union 107 B and C Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Black Women’s Organization

Tuesday, Jan. 12:

• 6 p.m. Viewing of Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Man & The Dream Otto Budig Theater Sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Candle Light Vigil for Justice (immediately after program) Sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Wednesday, Jan. 13:

• Noon to 2 p.m. Public Reading of Dr. King’s writings and speeches Student Union 2nd Floor Lobby Sponsored by the NKU Honors Program • 5 p.m. WWMLKD? (What Would MLK Do?) Student Union 108 Sponsored by Black United Students and E.N.V.I. • 7 p.m. Memories of MLK Student Union 109 Sponsored by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Thursday, Jan. 14:

• 5 p.m. “I Hae a Dream” Student Union 102 (Multipurpose Room) Sponsored by W.A.T.E.R. • 7 p.m. Scholarly Series Student Union 102 (Multipurpose Room) Sponsored by Black Men’s Organization

Friday, Jan. 15:

• 12:15-1:30 p.m. MLK Commemoration Program featuring Minnijean Brown-Trickey of the Little Rock Nine Student Union 107A Sponsored by Office of African American Student Affairs, Alpha

Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Department of History and Geography, Black Studies, Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, Campus Recreation, Latino Student Affairs, College of Education and Human Services, Department of Communications, Honors • 1:45 p.m. MLK Unity March Sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Saturday, Jan. 16:

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Social Justice Student Leadership Conference Student Union 104 Sponsored by the Office of African American Student Affairs and the Northern Kentucky University NAACP

Monday, Jan. 18:

• Noon to 5 p.m. NKU MLK Day of Service (various projects throughout the region) • 5-6 p.m. NKU MLK Day of Service celebration Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert Wallace, Professor, NKU Department of English Student Union 107A Sponsored by the Office of African American Student Affairs and the Office of Student Life For more information, contact the NKU Office of African American Student Affairs at (859) 5725214 or These events are free and open to the public.

class recognized for service learning project By Amanda Joering Alley

The second-grade class at Johnson Elementary recently received the Jefferson Award Outstanding Project of the Month from Children, Inc. The award, a new feature of the Children, Inc. Mayerson Northern Kentucky Service Learning Initiative, is meant to highlight students who are making a difference through their service learning projects. “This is a really nice recognition of the second-grade students and teachers,” said Principal Jon Stratton. “I’m really excited about what they’ve accomplished with this service learning project.” After a visit from the Hope for Africa Children’s Choir, the students answered a request from one of the choir members for help with clothing, school supplies and basic bedding at Humble United Methodist School in Africa, where the choir members live and go to school. Led by teachers Amy Opitz, Josh Feldman and Katie Leftin, the students raised more than $500


Mary Kay Connolly, co-director of servicelearning at Children Inc., gives Johnson second-grader Jack Delagrange a certificate for an outstanding service learning project. worth of supplies for the school. “Working on this project and helping these kids is something that makes a big impact on our students,” Stratton said. “This project gave the students a chance to use real-life applications of what they learn in class and help others at the same time.”

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Tourney time for Campbell hoops teams By James Weber

After a month full of holiday tourney hoops, small schools and big schools will be battling it out in separate basketball showcases the week of Jan. 11. The road to the All “A” Classic state basketball tournament begins Jan. 11 for area girls’ hoops teams with their regional tournaments. That same week, the Kenton County Classic returns for a third year, featuring many of Northern Kentucky’s biggest programs. The Kenton Classic has boys’ and girls’ games split between the three Kenton school district venues, Dixie Heights, Scott and Simon Kenton. The three host teams will be in the tourney, plus schools such as Campbell County, Conner, and Highlands. The schedule was undergoing late changes and had not been released by press time Jan. 5. When those tourneys are done, the All “A” boys’ teams will take center stage with their regional tourneys the week of Jan. 18. In a preseason coaches’ poll, Newport Central Catholic is the favorite to win both the boys’ and girls’ regional titles in the Ninth, but both fields have several contenders. New-


Campbell County senior forward Brady Jolly looks for an opening against Villa Madonna during the Camels’ win Dec. 29 in the Lloyd Invitational tourney. Campbell went 3-1 in the tourney and finished fifth. Cath is defending champs in both regionals. Also by coaches’ poll, Bishop Brossart is the favorite to reclaim the boys’ title in the 10th. Calvary Christian is the defending champion there. The All “A” regional champs go to the state tourney Jan. 27-31 at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.


Campbell County junior Brady Kennedy drives to the hoop against Villa Madonna Dec. 29 in Campbell’s win in the Lloyd Invitational.

9th Region girls (at Bellevue)

Monday, Jan. 11: 6 p.m., Villa Madonna vs. Dayton; 7:30 p.m., Bellevue vs. Lloyd. Tuesday, Jan. 12: 6 p.m., Newport Central Catholic vs. Ludlow; 7:30 p.m., Beechwood vs. St. Henry. Wednesday, Jan. 13: 6 p.m., Newport vs. VMA/Dayton; 7:30 p.m., Holy Cross vs. Bellevue/Lloyd. Friday, Jan. 15: 6 p.m., upper bracket semifinals (prior 6 p.m. winners); 8 p.m., lower bracket semis (prior 7:30 p.m. winners). Saturday, Jan. 16: Final, 7 p.m.

9th Region boys (at Dayton)


Bellevue senior guard Mike Rankin looks to pass during Bellevue’s 69-38 loss to Cooper Dec. 29 in the Lloyd Invitational.

Monday, Jan. 18: 5 p.m., Lloyd vs. Heritage; 6:30 p.m. St. Henry vs. Newport; 8 p.m., Villa Madonna vs. Newport Central Catholic. Tuesday, Jan. 19: 6 p.m., Beechwood vs. Lloyd/Heritage; 7:30 p.m., Dayton vs. St. Henry/Newport. Wednesday, Jan. 20: 6 p.m., Bellevue


Newport senior Cody Collins looks to shoot against Holmes Dec. 29 in the Lloyd Invitational. Newport lost 61-51. vs. Ludlow; 7:30 p.m., Holy Cross vs. VMA/NCC. Friday, Jan. 22: 6 p.m., Tuesday’s winners; 8 p.m., Wednesday’s winners. Saturday, Jan. 23: Final, 7 p.m.

10th Region girls (at Bracken Co.)

Monday, Jan. 11: 7:30 p.m., Paris vs. St. Patrick. Wednesday, Jan. 13: 6:30 p.m.,

Brossart vs. Deming; 8 p.m., Nicholas Co. vs. Paris/St. Patrick. Thursday, Jan. 14: 6:30 p.m., Silver Grove vs. Augusta; 8 p.m., Calvary vs. Bracken Co. Friday, Jan. 15: Semifinals, 6:30 p.m. (Brossart) and 8 p.m. (SG/Calvary). Saturday, Jan. 16: Final, 7:30 p.m.

10th Region boys (at Paris)

Monday, Jan. 18: 7:30 p.m., Bracken

Co. vs. Deming. Wednesday, Jan. 20: 6:30 p.m., Brossart vs. Paris; 8 p.m., St. Patrick vs Bracken/Deming. Thursday, Jan. 21: 6:30 p.m., Calvary vs. Nicholas Co.; 8 p.m., Silver Grove vs. Augusta. Friday, Jan. 22: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday’s winners; 8 p.m., Thursday’s winners. Saturday, Jan. 23: Final, 7:30 p.m.

NKU soccer players feted as All-Midwest Region Six Northern Kentucky University soccer players were honored as All-Midwest Region players by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Men’s players Steven Beattie and Braden Bishop and women’s players Amanda Mason, Laura Painter, Kristi Hofmeyer and Kendall Day were honored. Beattie earned a spot on the first team while Bishop was named to the second team. Beattie, a junior attacker from Skerries, Ireland, surpassed Chad Scott to become NKU's all-time leading scorer this season. Beattie found the net 19 times in 2009 and has claimed 51 goals over his three seasons with the Norse. Beattie also shared the team lead with six assists last season.

Eight of his 19 goals on the year proved to be game-winners including an overtime goal against Southern Indiana to send NKU to a 2-1 victory. Beattie was also named a firstteam All-American and Midwest Region Player of the Year by Daktronics, as well as the Great Lakes Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Bishop, a senior forward from Centerville, ended his collegiate career as one of the top scorers in NKU history by notching 46 career goals, which ranks second all-time at the school. Bishop added 10 goals this season along with a team-high six assists. Bishop served as NKU's penalty-kick specialist, converting four over the course of the season,

including one which tied NKU's quarterfinal game in the GLVC Tournament against Missouri S&T. NKU would go on to win that game, 3-2. Bishop was a four-time AllGLVC performer while also earning the GLVC Freshman of the Year award in 2006 and Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2007. Bishop was a three-time AllRegion player, including the Regional Player of the Year during his sophomore campaign, and earned first-team All-American honors in 2007. NKU finished the 2009 season with a 15-6-2 record and qualified for its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament. In women’s soccer, Amanda Mason earned first-team honors, while Laura Painter and Kristi

Hofmeyer earned spots on the second team and Kendall Day was named to the third team. Mason, a sophomore from Northwest High School, led the team this season with 10 goals and 30 points on the season, chipping in 10 assists in the process. A talented ball-winner in the air and a precise striker on the ground, Mason helped lead the Norse to a 19-2-1 record, a Great Lakes Valley Conference championship and a spot in the NCAA Midwest Regional championship game. Mason was also named to the Daktronics All-Midwest Region first team as well as the All-GLVC first team. Painter, a sophomore from Ft. Thomas, Ky., emerged as the team’s set-piece specialist late in the season, taking the corner kicks

and deep free-kicks through the late portions of NKU’s schedule. Her talents showed in the statistics as well, as Painter assisted on five of NKU’s final six goals of the season. Painter finished the season with one goal and nine assists. Hofmeyer, a sophomore from Seton High School, was a tenacious and active defender for the Norse throughout the season. Not only was she stellar at stopping the opposing strikers, she often found herself pressing play forward as a part of the Norse attack, allowing the team to outscore its opponents by a 59-13 margin this season. Hofmeyer also earned a spot on the Daktronics All-Region and AllGLVC first teams.

Sports & recreation

January 7, 2010

CCF Recorder


Cobras coil season


Hammer time

The Kings Lady Cobras U14 Soccer team finish the season with a perfect 7-0 record and will be stepping up a division in the spring. In front, from left, are Jasmine Cahill and Natalie Meyer. In second row are Emily Griffith, Marie Hils, Ellie New, Josie Dwyer and Courtney Fulmer. In third row are Savannah Steele, Ali Frietsch, Sarah Bier, Megan O’Brien, Katie Riggsbee, Whitney Taylor, Alex Schuchter and Caroline Kinnett. In back are coaches Rich Steele, Tim Cahill and Keith Fulmer.


The Classics Hammer U10 Girls Premier Team celebrates winning the Music City Tournament Gold Division Championship Oct. 18, in Nashville, Tenn. From left are Mary Tierney, Chloe Masys, Khyla Porter, Lainey Stephenson, Lindsey Meyer, Alex Britt, Morgan Dickhaus and Sarah Wampler. Coach Collin Brueggeman is in back. Trainer Thom Nickley is not pictured.

BRIEFLY Campbell County High School took first place with a score of 447 in the NKAC Championships, Dec. 19. Simon Kenton High School was second, Cooper High School was third. Campbell’s Fausz was the top finisher in Round Robins. In pool brackets, Campbell’s Yenter won in a 20-3 technical fall against Simon Kenton’s Norbury; Meirose pinned Cooper’s Gilliland in 1 minute; Ilg won in a 13-1 major decision over Conner High School’s Dockery and Franck won in a 17-1 technical fall against Cooper’s Beal.

This week in basketball

• Bellevue High School boys beat Covington Latin 6431, Dec. 21. Hegge and Hoffman were Bellevue’s topscorers with 21 points, including three 3-pointers from Hoffman and one three from Hegge. • Newport Central Catholic girls beat North Hardin in the Republic Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic, Dec. 21. Kiley Bartels was the top-scorer for New Cath with 19 points, including two three-pointers. NCC’s Hannah Thiem scored 10 points, including two three-pointers. • Bishop Brossart High School boys beat Deming 7156, Dec. 22. Jacob Rieger was the top-scorer for Brossart with 28 points, including one three-pointer. • Newport Central Catholic girls beat St. Joseph Central Catholic 42-37 in the Republic Bank Holiday Classic, Dec. 22. Courtney Sandfoss was the top-scorer for NCC with 14 points. • Highlands High School girls beat Rowan County 6145, Dec. 22. Katie Allen was the top-scorer for Highlands with 25 points, including three 3-pointers. • Campbell County High School girls beat Calvary Christian 75-32, Dec. 19. Taylor Griffin was Campbell’s

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top-scorer with 19 points. • Dayton High School boys beat Ludlow High School 73-43 in the Forcht Bank/Dry Ridge Toyota Classic, Dec. 23. Shawn Eastin was Dayton’s top-scorer with 24 points, including one three-pointer. • Bellevue High School girls beat Newport High School 69-34, Dec. 28. Catherine Kessen was Bellevue’s top-scorer with 15 points, including four threepointers. • Bishop Brossart High School girls beat Western Hills (Kentucky) 53-35, in the Lady Wolverine Classic, Dec. 28. Emily Sanker was the topscorer for Brossart with 14 points, including one threepointer. • Newport Central Catholic High School boys beat Columbia (Fla.) 66-39, in the Jefferson Town High School Tournament, Dec. 29. Jake Geisler was NCC’s top-scorer with 16 points, including three 3-pointers. • Newport Central Catholic girls beat Dixie Heights High School 73-47, Dec. 29. Kelly Bartels was NCC’s top-scorer with 25 points, including three 3-pointers. • Bellevue High School girls beat Augusta High School 60-36, Dec. 29. Megan Arnzen was Bellevue’s topscorer with 17 points. • Bishop Brossart girls beat Adair County 38-33 in the Lady Wolverine Classic, Dec. 29. Emily Sanker was Brossart’s top-scorer with 19 points, including two threepointers. • Silver Grove High School boys beat Augusta High School 62-60, Dec. 30. Jeff Morris was Silver Grove’s topscorer with 16 points, including two three-pointers. • Campbell County High School boys beat Holy Cross 51-35, in the Lloyd Memorial Tournament, Dec. 30. Brady

Jolly was the top-scorer for Campbell with 24 points, including three 3-pointers. • Newport High School boys beat Conner High School 66-65, Dec. 30. Casey McDaniel was the top-scorer for Newport with 21 points. • Newport Central Catholic boys beat North Oldham 8358, Dec. 30. Grant Pangallo was the top-scorer for New Cath with 24 points, including four three-pointers. • Bellevue girls beat Cooper High School 36-35, Dec. 30. Catherine Kessen was Bellevue’s top-scorer with 12 points, including one threepointer.

Running for college

Lauren McCafferty of Newport, a student at Centre College in Danville, Ky., was a member of the Centre College cross country team during the 2009-2010 fall season. McCafferty is the daughter of Stephen and Renee McCafferty of Newport. The Centre Colonels compete in Division III of the NCAA and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, recognized as one of the top Division III conferences in the country.

All-South Region

Thomas More College junior defensive tackle Tyler Owens, a Highlands High School graduate, was named All-South Region Dec. 11 by the Internet Web site Owens was named third team. Owens had 43 tackles, including 13 tackles for a loss and four sacks and had one forced fumble. The 10th-ranked Saints finished the season 11-1 overall and 6-0 in the PAC as they won their second straight PAC championship

and made their fourth appearance in the NCAA Division III Football Championship Playoffs.

Baker signs with NKU

The Northern Kentucky University baseball team signed Canton, Ohio, native Taylore Baker to a national letter of intent. Baker, a senior at Canton Central Catholic High School, is a solid corner infielder and pitcher for Coach Doug Miller's Crusaders. Last season he sported a .390 batting average with 39 RBI and 40 runs scored. On the mound, he amassed a 5-2 record with a 1.70 earned run average. He also struck out 55 batters in 52 innings of work and picked up two saves on the year. During his sophomore season, Baker tossed a threehit shutout and went 2-3 at the plate with a home run in the Crusaders' 8-0 victory over Badin in the 2008 OHSAA Division III state championship game. The 2010 NKU baseball season gets started on Feb. 17 on the road against Lincoln Memorial. NKU's home schedule begins on March 11 when the Norse play host to UC Clermont.


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Campbell County High School senior Natalie Penrod (right) receives the 10th Region Player of the Year award in volleyball from KHSAA Commissioner Brigid DeVries during the state tournament at Northern Kentucky University.

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Teen poets sought for slam team

The Frank Duveneck Arts and Cultural Center seeks teen poets, age 13-18 for a Poetry Slam Team. You do not need to have experience. Poet mentors Sam Phillips and Lisa Carbert will lead you through workshops that will teach you how to write poetry and make effective presentations, and the ins and outs of Slam competition. The Duveneck Slam Team workshops will be held at the Duveneck Center, 1232 Greenup St. in Covington, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Wednesday. Workshops just began, so get

in on the fun by joining now. The Duveneck Slam Team will compete against other regional arts centers' Slam Teams, beginning in April, with the final competition to be held in August at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Join the team and represent Covington in the Cincy Slam Competition. This program is made possible through the Fine Arts Fund, Madisonville Arts Center, and the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and is led by Cincinnati poet, Jennie Wright. For details, call 491-3942. Visit


Highway 10 tree

Senior Girl Scout Troop 265 continues an annual tradition of decorating the tree at Highway 10 and Alexandria Pike in Alexandria. Natalie Campbell, McKenzie Dischar, Mary Kay Reilly,Courtney Neltner, and Elena Humpert.

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Imaging center opening

Edmund Jones, MD and his wife Delle Jones, Madiera join Sher McClanahan of Fort Thomas,vice president and Chief Operating Officer of Bethesda North Hospital, at the opening of the new Bethesda North Outpatient Imaging Center at Bethesda North Hospital in Montgomery.

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Next question:

What do you think is the most important issue facing the upcoming session of Kentucky General Assembly, which begins Jan. 5? “The budget and to see whether the members of the General Assembly have the guts to protect key programs like K-12 education.” Rabbit Hash “One of the most important issues facing the upcoming Kentucky General Assembly will be the budget of the state for 2010 and years to follow. If Kentucky’s financial woes are anything like the country’s, then we are in for some sad times ahead. I hope the legislators in place now, will put politics aside and deal with the issues facing the residents of Kentucky and not their own personal gains.” N.C. “The economy.”


“How to keep the state solvent

Do you think requiring passengers to go through a body scanner, which produces an image of one’s naked body, at airports would help increase security? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. during this ongoing economic downturn.” G.G. “Well, I had to read what they were first! I'd say these three should be at the top of their list: “Should the General Assembly examine the limitations established by House Bill 44 relating to property taxes imposed by cities, counties, and special taxing districts “Should the General Assembly increase the regulation of health discount plans “Should the General Assembly increase school choice options. ... “It will be interesting to see what others think.” Duke

I probably don’t go a day without hearing concerns from our members, citizens and communities who are nervous about our growing state deficit and the possibility of significant near-term cuts that they believe will negatively impact them. Reduced services, a lack of needed infrastructure and reduced funding for the education of our children are all concerns that worry them. The Northern Kentucky Chamber’s 2010 edition of “Where We Stand” is not just a set of priority issues identified to improve our local businesses. It is our belief that this document can be a roadmap for economic competitiveness transcending our region with the potential to affect our state’s entire business community. There are many issues in our package, but all of them fall under one of three distinct headings: “Promoting Business Growth and Job Creation,” “Employing Sound Fiscal Policy” and “Seeking High Return on Investment and Equity for Northern Kentucky.” Boiling our message down to its simplest form, when legislators make decisions on legislation during the upcoming session, we are asking them to consider the following: Does what they are acting upon lower our unemployment rate? Can they enact legislation that spurs economic growth through incentives and reduced taxes? And when, and if, there is a potential to spend dollars on capital construction and infrastructure, can careful attention be given to projects and infrastructure that will generate more revenue than the purchase price? Importantly, if money is going to be spent, we want Northern Kentucky to get its share. Addressing these issues can also put us on the road to easing our deficit. In November, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce released a body of work worthy of equal consideration that offers more suggestions for policy makers to address some of Kentucky’s most difficult and “budget busting” problems. While I must qualify here that our chamber has not yet endorsed this document in its

entirety, “The Leaky Bucket” (find at w w w. k y c h a m study offers a perspective on three critical areas – corrections, Medicaid Steve and public Stevens employee health – that are Community benefits worthy of our Recorder consideration and guest that of legislators. columnist Expenditures in each of these three areas are growing faster than both the state budget and economy. More than half the growth in the state budget since 2000 is attributed to these areas and the conclusion is that this level of spending is simply unsustainable. The Kentucky Chamber report indicates, for example, that Kentucky spends $19,000 per year to keep one inmate in jail, compared to just over $9,200 per year per K12 student, and less than $7,000 per year on a higher-education student. Several potential solutions are offered ranging from reviewing the state’s “tough on crime” policies to attacking drug abuse, increasing privatization and investing in community supervision programs. The state chamber also points to the fact that 17 percent of our total population relies on the Medicaid program for medical coverage, ranking Kentucky 46th among participating states. Kentucky’s total Medicaid spending has increased by 33 percent since 2000 and this rapid increase has caused frequent shortfalls in the program. Once again there is a correlation to the growing share of the state budget the program is consuming and the reduction in other areas – namely education. Finally, state employees, retirees and educator health benefits represent an annual cost of $1.2 billion to the state’s bottom line. Health care costs are driving the cost of these benefits much the same ways the Medicaid program has. Additionally, state health coverage is richer than that of pri-

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Volunteer spirit needed after holidays By Chris Mayhew


Best friends Mallory Macht, left, and Sarah Gibson, both of Alexandria, wear matching green coats as they hug while taking a break from roller-blading.

Best friends stay in sync by others’ side Whether on the playground swings or rollerblading, 7-year-olds Mallory Macht and Sarah Gibson stay side-by-side. The best friends, both of Alexandria, met on a playground last year in second grade. “We both were swinging together and she said, ‘You want to play with me?’ and I said, ‘Yeah,’” Macht said of Gibson. Macht said they’ve been best friends ever since. “We swing side by side,” Macht said. Gibson said they have lots in common. “We both love swim-

ming, and we both like to play tag a lot,” Gibson said. Macht said she is usually “it” more often when playing tag. Gibson said they just get along very well, saying she likes Macht because “she’s really nice.” They often study together with Macht’s older sister Lillian, and then play together, Macht said. They like roller-blading together and just being around each other as much as possible, she said. “We even have the same coats,” Macht said of hers’ and Gibson’s matching green winter jackets.

THINGS TO DO Holiday light show

Time is running out to see the Light Up the Levee Holiday Light Show in Newport. The show, which began Nov. 18, will run through Jan. 10. There are 18 shows taking place daily between 6:10 p.m. and 11:50 p.m. The light display is free for visitors to enjoy and features more than one million lights. For more information, visit or call 291-0550.

High school regionals

Witness a new type of competition in the 9th Region as local high schools and middle schools compete in the Kentucky Dance Coaches Organization 9th Regional Dance Competition Jan. 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ryle High School. The event will feature dance categories such as jazz, hip-hop, pom and more.

Finalists will have the opportunity to compete at the state level. The event will also have feature concessions and merchandise. For more information, call Ryle High School at 384-5300. Ryle is located at 10379 U.S. 42 in Union.

Winter baseball camp

Just because it is cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t work on your baseball swing during the Thomas More College Baseball Hitting Camp. The camp, for ballplayers between the ages of 6 and 18, will be held Jan. 17, 24 and 31. Each camper will participate in a two-hour session each week. For more information, visit or call 344-3532. The camp will be held at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills.

The annual holiday rush of volunteers to nonprofits sides is over, but the need for willing hands of help remains year-round. At the ECHO (IntErChurch Organization) soup kitchen in Newport, people seeking to volunteer during the holiday season are sometimes turned away because there are too many, said Karen Yates, executive director of the soup kitchen based inside the Henry Hosea House. “Then in January, it’s like a ghost town,” Yates said. But the need persists year-round, and not just to serve meals, she said. Volunteer help is needed in making desserts, preparing drinks and basic clean up. Yates, said she’d also love to have volunteer help in putting out a newsletter more regularly. “I’m the only full-time employee, and I really get stretched,” she said. Yates said she has some regular groups that meet once or twice a month to wrap silverware or serve meals. A 92-year-old comes and wraps silverware twice a month, and talks with other volunteers, Yates said. “She said that’s the highlight of her week,” Yates said. At the Brighton Center in Newport, the biggest need for volunteers is the clothing closet and helping sort donations, said Beth Hodge, donation and volunteer manager. Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. “Which makes it a great way for high school students and people who can only come on the weekends to come and volunteer,” Hodge said. People can volunteer for as many or as few hours as they like, and there is an orientation for new volunteers on the first day, she said. Hodge said there was a


Volunteer Lois Garnick of Cold Spring hands a tray of food across a serving counter to a visitor to the ECHO soup kitchen in the Henry Hosea House in Newport Monday, Jan. 4.


Volunteers at the ECHO soup kitchen in the Henry Hosea House in Newport dish up meals for people in need. From left are Lois Garnick of Cold Spring, Mary Short of Highland Heights, Dolores See of Camp Springs, and Sr. Jane Francis, C.D.P., of Melbourne. lot of volunteer interest in October, November and December. “And we hope that it remains the same in the new year,” she said. For a full list of volunteer opportunities through Brighton Center visit the Web site For people age 55 and older, there is even a special connection service to help them find the right volunteer opportunity for them. Nina Prysock is the coordinator of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program,

Opportunities for helping the needy exist for all ages, and for almost any schedule. For listings of specific needs for volunteers go to or and said she sees her position as a conduit by working with 30 different nonprofit agencies. “We try to make a placement where (volunteers) can be kind of satisfied and that meets their experience

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Volunteer Lois Garnick of Cold Spring hands a tray of food across a serving counter to a visitor to the ECHO soup kitchen in the Henry Hosea House in Newport Monday, Jan. 4.


level,” Prysock said. One volunteer opportunity is a program working with children at Holmes Middle School in Covington, she said. “For as little commitment as one hour a week, you can really make a difference in a child’s life,” Prysock said. Volunteer work with programs like the Hospice of the Bluegrass requires some extra training and more commitment, but the Behringer Crawford Museum in Covington has opportunities for people to intermittently volunteer working at special events or exhibits, she said. Prysock said she also has a group of people that volunteer together at the Parish Kitchen in Covington. “They’re all friends, they get together and they serve meals once a month, so it can be a social thing too,” she said. For more information call Prysock at 491-8303, ext. 2336 or e-mail nprysock@brightoncenter. com.

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The Great American Aran Afghan Knit Along, 6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m. Knit On, 735 Monmouth St. Squares feature variety of stitches from basic cables to more challenging designs. For advanced beginner to advanced knitters. Family friendly. $210 for 21 sessions in advance; $12 per session, plus materials. Registration required. 291-5648. Newport.


Gone Baby Gone, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. York St. Cafe, 738 York St. Works by Linda Tabler. Through Jan. 9. 261-9675. Newport. Victor Strunk: An Exhibition of Sculptures and Paintings Infused with Mojo, 10 a.m.-5:30 a.m. Gallerie Zaum, 811 Monmouth St. Eclectic mix of found materials repurposed and given new meaning. Free. Through Jan. 23. 441-3838; Newport.


Cedric Michael Cox: Urban Rapture, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Paintings and drawings, which fall between surrealism and abstraction, often inspired by his neighborhood, Over-the-Rhine. Exhibit continues through Feb. 19. 957-1940; Covington.


Light Up the Levee Holiday Light Show, 6 p.m. Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, In front of Barnes & Noble 6:10 p.m. Featuring LED lights dancing in synchronization to holiday music. Shows every 20 minutes with last show at 11:50 p.m. and pre-programmed to take place 18 times nightly. Free. 291-0550; Newport.


Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Best Values of 2009: Old World. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, 90 W. Alexandria Pike, Free. 781-8105; Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, $5. 635-0111; Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Camp Springs Vineyard, 6685 Four Mile Road, $1. 4480253; Camp Springs.


The Gourmet Strip: Dining, Entertainment and Gambling, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Celebrate this mystical stretch of Dixie Highway from Covington through Florence that was know for its dining establishments such as the White Horse Tavern and Greyhound Grill; first-class entertainment at Lookout House; and illegal gambling. $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, members free. 4914003; Covington.


Ricky Nye Inc. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sidebar, 322 Greenup St. Free. 431-3456. Covington. Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 10 p.m. Mansion Hill Tavern, 502 Washington Ave. Free. 581-0100. Newport.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. 261-2365; Covington.


Elvis Concert, 8 p.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, Elvis’ birthday party. Elvis and Elton John performers. With Dwight Icenhower, Steve Chucke and the Gary Winters Band. Ronny Craig, emcee. Doors open 7 p.m. $25 reserved, $20 general seating. 441-4888. Cold Spring.


Gary Owen, 8 p.m. $16. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Stand-up comedian and actor. Ages 21 and up. 957-2000; Newport.


Holiday Hoopla, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Sketch comedy shorts and music by BillWho? Dedicated to the hustle and bustle of the season. $20$30. Reservations recommended. Through Jan. 9. 581-7625. Newport. S A T U R D A Y, J A N . 9


Gone Baby Gone, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. York St. Cafe, 261-9675. Newport. Victor Strunk: An Exhibition of Sculptures and Paintings Infused with Mojo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Gallerie Zaum, Free. 441-3838; Newport.


Light Up the Levee Holiday Light Show, 6 p.m. Newport on the Levee, Free. 291-0550; Newport.


Cork and Fork Cooking Class, 2 p.m. Sweet and Savory Crepes. Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd. Cooking demonstrations with wine pairings. $20. Reservations required. Through Jan. 30. 426-1042; Crestview Hills.


Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Best Values of 2009: New World. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, Free. 781-8105; Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, $5. 635-0111; Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 448-0253; Camp Springs.


The Gourmet Strip: Dining, Entertainment and Gambling, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. BehringerCrawford Museum, $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, members free. 491-4003; Covington.


Ricky Nye Inc. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sidebar, Free. 431-3456. Covington.


Musical Maledictions, 8 p.m. Highlands High School, 2400 Memorial Parkway, Music associated with curses and misfortune. Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, James R. Cassidy, music director. With Manami White, violinist. Works by Franck, Corigliano and Tchaikovsky. $28, $23; $18 ages 60 and up, $10 students. Presented by Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. 431-6216; Fort Thomas.

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New Sleepcat Band, 7 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 261-2365; Covington.


Elvis Concert, 8 p.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, $25 reserved, $20 general seating. 441-4888. Cold Spring.


Gary Owen, 7:30 p.m. $16. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000; Newport.


Holiday Hoopla, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. Reservations recommended. 581-7625. Newport.


Hula Hoop Dance, 1 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. With the Cameron Cousins. 491-3942. Covington. S U N D A Y, J A N . 1 0

AUDITIONS The Wedding Singer, 7 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St. Prepare one-minute musical theater song, preferably from show written since 1980. Sheet music in proper key, accompanist provided. Dress to dance. Production dates: May 6-22. For By appointment. Presented by Footlighters Inc. 513207-2346. Newport. ATTRACTIONS


The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra will perform “Musical Maledictions,” Saturday, Jan. 9, at Highlands High School and Sunday, Jan. 10, at Notre Dame Academy. The show at Highlands will begin at 8 p.m. and the show at Notre Dame will take place at 3 p.m. For more information, visit or call 431-6216. M O N D A Y, J A N . 1 1


Bright Ideas, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Artisans Enterprise Center, 292-2322; Covington. Cedric Michael Cox: Urban Rapture, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 957-1940; Covington.

Light Up the Levee Holiday Light Show, 6 p.m. Newport on the Levee, Free. 291-0550; Newport.




Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, $5. 635-0111; Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 448-0253; Camp Springs.


Holiday Toy Trains are on Track, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 ages 3-17. 491-4003; Covington.


The Gourmet Strip: Dining, Entertainment and Gambling, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. BehringerCrawford Museum, $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, members free. 4914003; www.bcmuThe Lookout House Covington.


Gary Owen, 7:30 p.m. $14. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000; Newport.

The Wedding Singer, 7 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, 513-207-2346. Newport. Musikgarten Open House, 10 a.m.-noon, Florence Music Academy, 240 Main St. Learn why internationally acclaimed Musikgarten is one of best programs you can do with your young child. Full demonstration classes 10:15-10:45 a.m. for ages 3 1/2 and under and 11:15 a.m.-noon for ages 35. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Little Songbird Music Studio. 547-8765; Florence.


Open Mic, 9 p.m. With Mike Kuntz. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. 431-2201. Newport. T U E S D A Y, J A N . 1 2

ART EXHIBITS Victor Strunk: An Exhibition of Sculptures and Paintings Infused with Mojo, 10 a.m.-5:30 a.m. Gallerie Zaum, Free. 4413838; Newport. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Duveneck Media Team, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Media production. Teens and adults. Through Jan. 26. 491-3942. Covington.


Line Dancing, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co. 727-0904. Fort Wright.

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Using, Capitalizing and Profiting from Social Media, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Public Speaking & Being a Better Presenter. Eisen Marketing Group, 515 Monmouth St. Learn valuable strategies in beginning social media program or making current one better. From basic understanding of blogging and social media sites to expert utilization of Facebook, LinkedIn and others. $50. Registration required.Through April 7. 291-4302; Newport.


Holiday Toy Trains are on Track, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 ages 3-17. 491-4003; Covington.


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Fiber Arts: Sewing Class, 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Ages 10 and up. Registration required. 491-3942; Covington.


Victor Strunk: An Exhibition of Sculptures and Paintings Infused with Mojo, 10 a.m.-5:30 a.m. Gallerie Zaum, Free. 4413838; Newport.


Mat Pilates Class, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Fusion Studio, 648 Monmouth St. Improve core strength for sports and triathlon training, weight loss, general exercise and recreational activities. With Laura Benson. All levels welcome. First class free. Ages 18 and up. $12. Registration required at Through Jan. 28. 802-2354; Newport.

Karaoke, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.Willie’s Sports Cafe Covington, 401 Crescent Ave.With $1 Budweiser longnecks and half-price select appetizers from 10 p.m.-midnight. Free. 581-1500. Covington.




Ricky Nye, 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Chez Nora, 530 Main St. Free. 491-8027. Covington.

Outrayjus, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Dollar Bill Tavern, 8074 U.S. 42, 746-3600. Florence.



Bowerbirds, 9:30 p.m.With Julie Doiron. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. $10, $8 advance. 431-2201. Newport.

Lee Stolar Trio, 7 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. With John Von Ohlen. 261-2365; Covington.

John Heffron, 8 p.m. $16. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Ages 21 and up. 957-2000; Newport.


Smoking cessation class begins, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Campbell County YMCA, 1437 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Comprehensive 13-week program. Peer support, educational guidance and nicotine replacement therapy. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Northern Kentucky Health Department. 363-2093. Fort Thomas.


Holiday Toy Trains are on Track, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 ages 3-17. 491-4003; Covington.


Karaoke, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Arnie’s on the Levee, 120 E. Third St. $2 domestics. 431-4340. Newport.


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Claddagh Irish Pub Newport, One Levee Way, 5818888; Newport. PROVIDED

Curious George takes to the stage in “Curious George Live!” from Friday, Jan. 8, through Sunday, Jan. 10, at The Bank of Kentucky Center at Northern Kentucky University. It is the first original musical stage production for Curious George. Performances are 7 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12-$28, with additional fees. For information, call 859-442-2652 or visit For tickets, call 800-745-3000 or visit


Scrabble Rama!, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Scrabble tournament; prizes. 431-2326; Covington.


Celebrate winter at Holiday Fest The Beach on Ice with ice skating on an outside rink, a toboggan slide, visiting and feeding animals and seeing a miniature train display. The fest is 5-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8; 3-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9; and 3-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10. Visit


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New Year resolutions mean time to get up again There are two classes of people, those who fall and stay down, and those who fall and get up again. Whether our fall is away from a diet, from a responsibility, or from grace; whether it is a fall in something minor or major, we all fall occasionally. That’s because we’re fallible humans. The important thing is that we get up again. Resolutions are genuine resolves to get up and try again. They’re necessary for people who want to improve their personality and character. Customarily the beginning of a new year is chosen as an opportunity to make resolutions. An old monastic custom led monks to undertake even a daily, personal “examination of conscience.” At the end of every day, a monk quietly took stock to see where he failed that day in his res-

olution. That realization enabled him to get up and start over with the beginning of a new day. Life is usually a series of getFather Lou ting-up-agains, Guntzelman especially for Perspectives successful people. Resolutions are important because they counteract one of our major tendencies to seek comfort more than growth. We can find 10 reasons to stay down for every one to get up. Members of Alcoholics Anonymous or former drug addicts willingly admit that before they achieved sobriety they were experts at finding excuses to stay down. They’d cry, become angry or

self-deprecating, and promise to start “next week,” anything but resolve to get up now. They conned themselves and others into thinking they were really making a serious resolution. But inside they just wanted to be let alone so they could stay where they were. Serious resolutions spring from honesty, humility and commitment to a goal. Olympic gold medal winners have a compelling goal in mind long before they have the medal draped around their neck. Fulfilled spouses have a commitment to the goal of a loving relationship long before they celebrate a 50th anniversary. Dieters need to be drawn by a healthy image of themselves standing at the goal-line of selfimprovement. Making and remaining faithful to good resolutions also has psy-

chological and spiritual advantages. It encourages our inner development, and leads us to a deeper respect for ourselves. We see we have willpower, a sense of discipline, and a commitment to our own good. We realize our life is not as out of control as we first thought, and that we have many options in the ways we move ahead as a person. We feel proud of ourselves when we make and keep resolutions. Ruts are the opposite of resolutions. Remaining in ruts of unhealthy behavior introduces us to mediocrity. We feel so familiar with the thoughts, habits and defenses we’ve formed – even though some of our habits are unhealthy – that we prefer their comfortable security to new growth. Leaving ruts requires humility to recognize the state into which

we gotten ourselves, a willingness to change, and perseverance to figure and find the way out. Poet W.H. Auden writes of the human comfort level found in sameness, and the resistance to growth: We would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread Than climb the cross of the present And let our illusions die. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

Beware of free trial offers that require S&H fee I’ve repeatedly warned about Web sites that offer free trial offers for just a small shipping and handling fee. Too often, hidden in small print at the bottom of the page it says you will automatically be enrolled in the company’s program unless you cancel within 10 days – and you’ll be charged a high monthly fee for the service. Now the Better Business Bureau, Federal Trade Commission and Visa are also warning about this. The FTC stated, “Free trial marketing can be convenient for consumers – if

the terms are clearly spelled out beforeh a n d . Legitimate marketers don’t hide Howard Ain ci nr fiot rimc aa -l Hey Howard! tion about costs or cancellation policies to get their customers to agree to future changes.” The FTC said some companies even make cancellations or returns difficult for those who do read the fine print. It noted many of these firms use e-mail or Web-

based promotions. Wanda Wade of Southgate was looking for work on the Internet and responded to an ad she saw on a news Web site. She said she thought it looked legitimate. “You were supposed to receive a kit for just paying $1.97 for shipping and handling,” Wade said. That was in early December and as soon as she signed up, giving her personal information and bank debit card number, she received a phone call that made her very leery of the company. “They called me and immediately tried … to get

BRIEFLY Sensory Friendly Films

AMC Entertainment and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis. Sensory Friendly Films premiered across the country in August 2008, and will continue this month with a showing of “Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel.”

The film will be shown at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan.9 at AMC Newport on the Levee 20, One Levee Way. In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for children with autism or other special needs, AMC movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, caseinfree snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be

shown before the movie. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing - in other words, AMC’s “Silence is Golden®” policy will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is questioned. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased on the day of the event. A list and map of participating theatres is available at

me to sign up for additional things.” Wade immediately cancelled with the company and so was shocked when, just days later, unauthorized charges starting showing up on her bank statement. The first was for $1.94, but the second was for more than $77 and that caused her bank account to be overdrawn. “They had no right to do that and I have called and contacted the company. I’ve spoken with eight or nine

different people – a lot of foreign people that I can’t understand,” Wade said. “I canceled my card. I have to keep the checking account open. It overdrew my account and I’ve been charged three overdraft fees,” Wade said. I told her to go in person to her bank to file written unauthorized withdrawal statements. She did and now has received all the money back, including the overdraft fees. Wade said she will now

be more wary of these free trial offers and will never put her debit card number on the Internet. “Definitely don’t use a debit card. A credit card is bad enough, but a debit card is worse,” she said. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints and questions weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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‘Queen of Housewares’ talks cookware

I laugh at a title jokingly given to me by customers at Macy’s – “The Queen of Housewares.” I not only demonstrate everything we sell but I also do the training for the region for our employees. That means I get to test all kinds of fun cookware, electrics, cutlery and gadgets. What that also means is I’m a huge advocate for good quality cookware and cutlery. Every year right after the holidays, I’m deluged with questions about cookware and knives. Checking with my other writer colleagues, I’ve found that these two subjects are ones that their readers have lots of inquiries about, too. I suppose it’s because they’re among the best selling houseware gifts and there’s such a huge variety available that it can be really confusing as to what’s good, what’s not, etc. So today I’m going to address cookware. In a future column, I’ll talk about cutlery.


It can be stainless steel, a l u minum, anodized Rita am i ln uum -, Heikenfeld c o p p e r a Rita’s kitchen with tinned or stainless inside surface, cast iron, cast iron with enameled inside, and nonstick, to name just a few.

Clad stainless steel

On its own, stainless is a poor conductor of heat. That’s why you should always buy a stainless pan with some copper or aluminum in it. The best cookware is “clad” which means it has an aluminum or copper core that is sandwiched, or clad, between stainless steel. It’s usually called triple-ply. There are two kinds of clad: fully clad like what I just described where the

Cast iron

sandwiched core extends from the bottom of the pan all the way up the sides (creating three layers) or bottom clad which have a disk of aluminum or copper, or both, on the bottom only. Both perform well but the fully clad is my choice and the highest quality. You can use metal utensils in these pans.

I call this the original nonstick. I use mine every day. The downside is it’s heavy and needs to be seasoned and dried right away after washing. The perk is you get a boost of iron every time you cook with it. Some cast iron pieces, like Le Creuset, have an enameled cooking surface which gives you the benefit of cast iron without the work. Another line of cookware that gives great browning.


Look for anodized aluminum which means the pan has been put through a process that changes the aluminum structure to be non-reactive to foods, just like stainless and you can use metal utensils. You get great browning with this cookware.


A lot of debate about this being a safe cooking surface. Bottom line is that you can still use your nonstick pans as long as they’re not chipped or peeling. The surface is safe with normal use. For complete information, log onto about nonstick or check out my video showing all kinds of


The best conductor of heat but expensive and needs maintaining to look good. You also get great browning.

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What about browning in nonstick?

Nonstick does not brown as well, for the most part, as regular pans, though there are nonstick pans that offer decent browning. Nonstick is wonderful for eggs, waffles, cheese sandwiches, low fat cooking, sauces, etc. You need no oil in the pan except for flav o r, a n d clean up is a breeze. Unless otherwise stated, use plastic or wooden utensils. Most nonstick is not dishwasher safe, though there are some that can be put in the dishwasher.

To spray or not to spray

I don’t recommend using a pressure type spray, like Pam, on cookware. The pump units

you fill yourself are fine, as is an o i l e d p a p e r towel. What happens is the Pam-type cooking spray may sometimes bond to the bottom of a pan, creating a yellowish surface that is impossible to wash off. It won’t hurt the pan, but it may disqualify the warranty and may also compromise the nonstick surface.

I want your feedback!

What’s your favorite cookware, and why? Is it an heirloom pan, or a brandspanking new pot that you just had to have? Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

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Volunteers start working on Fine Arts Fund campaign campaign fills a unique niche–community volunteers encourage their friends, family and neighbors to support theaters, galleries and art centers throughout the region by contributing to the Fine Arts Fund community campaign. This group is vital to the overall success of the campaign as it provides an opportunity for individuals who do not participate in workplace-based campaigns to support the arts in our community. Many of FAF’s volunteers have given more than 10 years of service supporting its efforts. Christine G. Meyer celebrates her leadership of


Fine Arts Fund volunteers from Northern Kentucky are, seated from left, Pam Proctor and Lanita Bradley Boyd. Standing: Linda Johnson, Mary Helen Kleier, Sherry Graber Roth and Jill Steller. this grassroots effort as Chair of the Residential Division for 25 years. “Through this neighbor to neighbor effort, volunteers broaden the base of support for the arts across our region through the Fine Arts Fund annual community campaign,” said Meyer. Community Chair Leaders

RELIGION NOTES Church Women United

The Tri-City Chapter of Church Women United is holding its annual business meeting and potluck supper at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 at Grace Episcopal Church, 7111 Price Pike in Florence. Parking is available in the church’s lot. Admission is open to anyone with an interest and those planning to attend are asked to bring a covered dish to share (meat, vegetable, salad or dessert). The event will be a celebration of human rights with guest speaker Telly McGaha, who is chief development officer for Redwood School and Rehabilitation Center. A brief business meeting will follow the program. For more information, call Joan Morgan at 5257599.

Highlands Hills Baptist

Highlands Hills Baptist Church will host a Children’s Leader Workshop Jan. 10. Lunch will be at 12:15 p.m. followed two sessions of class. The first session at 1:30 p.m. will be broken down into separate sessions for preschool, young elementary and older elementary students. The second session will feature storytelling/drama, games, music and arts/crafts classes. For more information, call 441-0442. Highland Hills is located at 638 Highland Avenue in Fort Thomas.

New Hope Center

The New Hope Center is offering volunteer training for men and women inter-

ested in mentoring people facing unplanned pregnancy. The next training session is Feb. 1-2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration fee of $25 covers training manual. For more information, call Denise Nevins at 3410766 ext. 13 or email m. The New Hope Center has two locations: 228 Thomas More Parkway in Crestview Hills and 3720 Decoursey Ave. in Latonia. Have an event at your church? Please send your information to SHARE at

of the Residential Division are Marilyn Bailey, Ceal Belew, Heather Bennett, Lanita Bradley Boyd, Bama Atkins Brand, Betty Cookendorfer, Dea Huber, Florence Johnson, Linda Johnson, Ruth Lowenthal, Ann Meranus, Joan Miller, Pati Redmond, Bettie Romine and Joan Sloneker.

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January brings a deep level of pain for many of us. It seems that this is when the fall out of our holiday excesses begins to impact both our waistlines and our wallets. Getting things back in order is not impossible, but it does require creative thinking and responses to this new reality. If you feel buried in the bills of Christmas passed, hope is not far off. The Vineyard Church of Campbell County is offering local residents a chance to learn how to save hundreds of dollars every month by using coupons. Local coupon savings expert Nathan Engels (MrCoupon), who regularly saves at least 60 percent at the grocery store, will share his tricks and tips about where to find coupons and

how to use them to consistently pay rock bottom prices for everything. Last month MrCoupon got shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, jello, chili, milk and many more items totally free. MrCoupon started a Web site called which has grown to become one of the largest coupon Web sites in the country. He encourages all people interested in coupons to browse the articles there as well view the virtual classes online. The coupon class with MrCoupon is at 12 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Vineyard Church of Campbell County located

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The Friends of the Campbell County Public Library are doing their part in a tough economy to make owning books extremely affordable. A blowout book sale is planned by The Friends starting Thursday, Jan. 7, through Saturday, Jan. 9. With an overabundance of books, the Friends have decided to sell items at unusually low prices. Book prices range from 10 cents for paperbacks up to $2 for select titles. The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8-9 on the lower level of the Newport Branch of the Campbell


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The Fine Arts Fund kicked off an important part of the 2010 annual community campaign with a tea and performance from Jamie Leigh Medina, a member of Cincinnati Opera’s education tour, at Cincinnati Opera on Dec. 3. While the 2010 campaign, under the leadership of Julie Janson, president, Duke Energy Ohio & Kentucky, does not officially get under way until Feb. 17, dozens of volunteers from across the region begin working on this broad-based effort before the end of the year. This part of the annual

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Girl Scout leaders needed in Northen Kentucky necessary to be a Girl Scout leader is the ability to pass a background check and the desire to have fun and make a difference in the lives of others. The Girl Scout Council will provide free training at the new leader’s convenience. The total time requirement is about six to eight hours a month. If interested, contact Ruby Webster at 859-342-6263 or

waiting list to become Girl Scouts. The only way to serve these girls is to find enough volunteer leaders that want to make a difference. Girl Scout leaders work with girls between 5-17 years old. Leaders create a rewarding experience for girls, laying the groundwork and foundation for girls to become the change-makers of the future. The only requirements

In 2009, Girl Scouts in Central, Eastern and Northern Kentucky volunteered 35,000 hours on service projects supporting troops with cards and cookies, conducting food and coat drives, visiting nursing homes and volunteering at animal shelters. Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council serves more than 25,000 girls. More than 600 girls from Northern Kentucky are on a

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Allana J. Smith, 31, 47 Wright Court, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 15. Kimberly D. Collins, 32, 235 Main St., theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting, third degree criminal trespassing at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 15. Mark T. Cordray, 24, 1065 Scenic Drive, warrant at 7914 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 16. Sheila E. Ackerson, 30, 8015 Alexandria Pike, Apartment 5, fourth degree assault, third degree criminal child abuse, resisting arrest at 8015 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 16. Darryl W. Hurst, 36, 3335 W. 9th St., warrant at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 17.

Incidents/reports Fourth degree assault domestic violence

Reported at East Main Street, Dec. 16.

Theft by unlawful taking

Report of money scam used by customer attempting to make change and taking back more money than was handed to clerk at 7914 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 10. Report of love seat taken from back yard at 420 Brookwood Drive, Dec. 14.

Theft by unlawful taking or purse-snatching - no force

Report of purse taken from cart while shopping at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 18.

Theft of property or mislaid by mistake Report of purse left inside store taken at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 15.

Report of purse left in rest room taken at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 15.



Christopher Robert Mcintyre, 23, 335 Foote Ave., theft by unlawful taking at 10 Donnermeyer Drive, Dec. 1. Tammy Centers, 48, 134 Central Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place at 53 Donnermeyer Drive, Dec. 4. Michael Ross, 40, 5085 Skyline Drive, warrant at 411 Frank Benke Way, Dec. 6. Adam Hensley, 33, , first degree criminal trespassing, second degree possession of a controlled substance at 208 Prospect, Dec. 6. James Hellkamp, 37, 3418 Boudinet, DUI at I-471 north, Dec. 5. Gregory Beauchamp, 39, 22 Maple St., DUI at 400 block of Fairfield Ave., Dec. 5. Gregory Miller, 38, 242 Walnut St. No. 4, warrant, fourth degree assault at 240 Walnut St. no. 4, Dec. 9. Randall Baker Jr., 27, 232 Boone St., warrant at Foote and Center, Dec. 13. William Hearst, 19, 150 Fairfield Ave., warrant at 150 Fairfield Ave., Dec. 13. Todd Hutton, 22, 1017 Washington Ave. No. 1, second degree possession of a controlled substance, second degree terroristic threatening, second degree disorderly conduct at 145 Fairfield Ave., Dec. 13. Daniel Soloway, 20, 1126 Holman, warrant at 145 Fairfield Ave., Dec. 13. Christopher Hard, 19, 509 Fourth Ave., possession of marijuana, alcohol intoxication in a public

place, third degree criminal trespassing at Swope Park, Dec. 14. Richard Mossman, 18, 324 Covert Run, alcohol intoxication in a public place, criminal trespassing at Swope Park, Dec. 14. Christopher Simpson, 20, 471 Foote Ave. No. 2, warrant, possession of marijuana at Swope Park, Dec. 14. Charles Thomas McGovney, 18, , disorderly conduct at Fairfield and Taylor, Dec. 16. Gregory Gene Brett, 45, 3937 Richardson Road No. 22, warrant at 230 Retreat St., Dec. 19. Gary Dwayne Carroll, 30, 609 McKinney St., theft by unlawful taking at Donnermeyer Drive, Dec. 21. Lavonda Bentley, 29, 317 Thornton, DUI at Riveria Drive, Dec. 22. Cynthia Kilb, 51, 6270 Collegevue, alcohol intoxication of a public place, theft by unlawful taking, third degree trespassing at 313 Fairfield Ave., Dec. 23.


Brian M. Sharp, 26, 5224 Mary Ingles Hwy., Apartment 4, warrant at 1073 Industrial Road, Dec. 18. Gary L. Purnell, 51, 5 Blue Roack Court, DUI - first offense - aggravated circumstances at U.S. 27 and Constable Drive, Dec. 19. Jessica J. Stull, 27, 151 Eastside Park Drive, warrant at 1041 Davjo Drive, Dec. 19. Angela K. Brown, 45, 5639 Damson Drive, reckless driving, DUI - first offense at U.S. 27 and Davjo Drive, Dec. 22. Randall J. Traylor, 45, 1267 Ky. Hwy. 1284 W, failure of owner operator to main required insurance, alcohol intoxication in a public place first and second offense at Plum

Creek Road and U.S. 27, Dec. 27. Grant A. Caldwell, 24, 851 Philip Sharp, alcohol intoxication in a public place first and second offense at Plum Creek Road and U.S. 27, Dec. 27. Tony L. Bowman, 23, 43 Malva Lane, alcohol intoxication in a public place first and second offense at Plum Creek Road and U.S. 27, Dec. 27. Douglas W. Wilson, 23, 597 Rifle Range Road, alcohol intoxication in a public place first and second offense at 6302 Licking Pike, Dec. 27. Ryan T. Widmeyer, 18, 5574 Weavers Lane, DUI under 21-years-old at Hissem Road near Kramer Drive, Dec. 24. Wayne H. Woodall, 24, 6537 Four Mile, fourth degree assault at 6537 Four Mile Road, Dec. 28.

Incidents/reports Civil dispute

Customer's report of inadequate change given from cash purchase was disputed by clerk at 9242 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 24.

Dog bite

Report of woman bitten on leg by loose dog at 6701 Four Mile Road, Dec. 19.

First degree theft of controlled substance

Report of prescription pills taken at 5083 Chase Lane, Dec. 20.

Fourth degree assault Domestic violence

Reported at at Pond Creek Road, Dec. 24.

Gunshots fired

Report of self-inflicted gunshot wound to the arm at 6302 Licking Pike, Dec. 22.

Second degree burglary

Report of television, video game con-

sole and other items taken from residence at 5084 Jordan Drive, Dec. 26. Report of front door found open and electronics taken from residence at 10816 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 29.

Second degree criminal mischief

Report of unknown person threw rock or ball at residence damaging siding at 9743 Secretariat Court, Dec. 23.

Second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument - theft by unlawful taking

Report of stolen-forged check cashed at 749 Tollgate Road, Dec. 23.

Suspicious activity

Report of white van with back window knocked out drove up to house in area of Morningview Road and two male occupants of the van ran back to the van when approached at 13050 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 16.

Theft by unlawful taking

Report of tailgate taken off vehicle at Alexandria Park and Ride U.S. 27, Dec. 16. Report of cash and checks taken from residence - but later returned at 206 Poplar Thicket Road, Dec. 20. Report of vehicle broke down on U.S. 27 taken, and was later found to be repossessed at U.S. 27 1/2 mile north of Bob Huber Drive, Dec. 21. Report of gas drive off without paying at 13050 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 26.



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

Third degree criminal mischief Report of brick thrown into windshield of vehicle at 5095 Chase Lane, Dec. 23. Report of vehicle dented and scratched overnight at 10567 Lynn, apartment 2, Dec. 17.

Third degree terroristic threatening

Reported at 1041 Davjo Drive, Dec. 26.


Jennifer M. Jones, 31, 3929 Gatewood Lane, public intoxication controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 5400 Alexandria Pike, Nov. 26. Andrew D. Herald, 48, 211 Knollwood Drive, possession of controlled substance - first offense at 211 Knollwood Drive, Nov. 27. Anne M. Groeschen, 49, 131 Tower Place, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 5400 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 5.

Third degree burglary

Report of back door of animal shelter forced open and window on door broken and one dog found missing at 1989 Poplar Ridge Road, Dec. 29.

DEATHS Ethel Barton

Ethel Mae Francis Barton, 72, Dayton, died Dec. 27, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a collator for Fidelity. Her husband, Harry Barton; sons, Dennis and George Kilgore and daughter, Cynthia Kilgore, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Lisa Barnes-Kudla of Port Charlotte, Fla., Tashma Sinclair of Fort Meyers, Fla., Lasheena Kilgore and Delena Hale of Dayton; sons, Rocky Kilgore of Bellevue, Hank Kilgore of Taylor Mill, Shane Kilgore of Fort Thomas, Donald Kilgore of Cincinnati and Steve Kilgore of Sparta; brother, Victor Smith of Florence; sister, Terrie Kirk of Bellevue; 60 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 40 great-

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Ethel Bass

Ethel Mae Mullen Bass, 83, Newport, died Dec. 25, 2009, at her





brother-in-law’s home. She was a machine operator at Gibson Card Company, member of the Order of the Eastern Star, White Shrine and Love & Faith Fellowship Church. Her husband, Herbert Floyd Bass, died previously. Survivors include her brothers, Robert and William Mullen of Fort

Thomas; sisters, Eleanor Harden of Highland Heights, Jeanetta Ruebusch of Covington, Mary Lou Arthur and Jo Ann Runion, both of Las Vegas, Nev. and caregivers, Donald and Beverly Bass of Falmouth. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

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LEGAL NOTICE The Newport Board of Adjustments will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. in the Newport Municipal Complex, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky.The hearing will be held for interested parties to hear and present evidence relative to the following agenda items: BA-10-0126 17th Street, Newport, Kentucky The applicant is requesting a rear yard variance Requested by: Nasser Kassem BA-10-02727 Central Avenue, Newport, Kentucky The applicant is requesting variances for new construction Requested by: Newport Millenium Housing BA-10031137 Central Avenue, Newport, Kentucky. The applicant is requesting variances for new construction Requested by: Newport Millenium Housing BA-10-04309 W 11th Street, Newport, Kentucky The applicant is requesting variances for new construction Requested by: Newport Millenium Housing BA-10-05431 Lindsey Street, Newport, Kentucky The applicant is requesting variances for new construction Requested by: Newport Millenium Housing BA-10-06507 -509 Lexington Avenue, Newport, Kentucky The applicant is appealing a decision of the Zoning Adminis trator Requested by: Brain and Amy Ford Inquiries regarding this public hearing should be addressed to: J. Gregory Tulley AICP Planning and Develop ment Director City of Newport 998 Monmouth Street Newport, Kentucky 41071. 859292-3637 929696/1001527696

LEGAL NOTICE The Commissioners of the Northern Kentucky Water District will meet in regular session pursuant to law and the rules of said commission on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 12:30 pm for calendar year 2010 in the months of February, March, and May through December. The January meeting will be Wednesday the 20th and the April meeting will be Thursday the 29th, respectively. All meetings will be held at 2835 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, Kentucky 41018, Conference Room 1. Ron Lovan President/CEO 9635

CITY OF ALEXANDRIA PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING All interested persons please take notice that the City of Alexandria Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, at the Commission’s regularly scheduled meeting beginning at 7:00 pm at the Alexandria City Building, 8236 West Main Street, Alexandria, Kentucky 41001. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to hear and gather evidence and public comment regarding the Planning Commission’s proposal to readopt the current Elements of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Pursuant to Kentucky Revised Statutes Chapter 100, the City of Alexandria Planning Commission has reviewed the current Comprehensive Plan Elements and their research basis in light of social, economic, technical, and physical advance ments or changes, and has found that the original research for the current Plan is still valid; consequently the Commission has determined that the current Plan Elements should be readopted. The Planning Commission has further made a commitment to look at the new census data when it becomes available with an eye toward possible amendments prior to the expiration of the next five years if the census data warrants that. The Public Hearing shall be conducted according to Kentucky State Law and Alexandria City Ordinances, and any person is invited to attend and submit written and/or verbal comment (written comment and evidence shall be submitted at or before the public hearing so it may lawfully be made part of the record). Further information is available at the Alexandria City Building at the above address or calling (859) 635-4125. Karen M. Barto City Clerk 1001529133

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Erschell Funeral Home, Bellevue, handled the arrangements. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227; or Salvation ArmyNewport, 340 W. 10th. St., Newport, KY 41071.

Donna Burrows

Donna Mae Burrows, 65, Dry Ridge, died Dec. 26, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a nurse’s aid for St. Elizabeth Grant County in Williamstown. Her husband, Howard H. Burrows, died in 2007. Survivors include her son, Edward Burrows of Newport; daughter, Carol Burrows of Dry Ridge; two grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren. Eckler-McDaniel Funeral Home, Dry Ridge, handled the arrangements.

Jessie Campbell

Jessie A. Campbell, 39, Demossville, died Dec. 26, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Survivors include his wife, Louwana Campbell; daughter, Savannah Minnick of Demossville; sisters, Monica Herald of Independence, Ronica Sparnaol of Newport; and brothers, William Campbell of Eddyville and Steven Campbell of Cincinnati. Middendorf Funeral Home, Fort Wright, handled the arrangements Memorials: Middendorf Funeral Home, c/o Jessie Campbell Fund, 3312 Madison Pike, Fort Wright, KY 41017.

Vione Clark

Vione Clark, 84, Newport, died Dec. 30, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. Clark worked for Campbell County Fiscal Court, was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Fort Thomas and volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program. Survivors include her daughter, Barb Clark of California; sons, Donald Clark of Newport, Douglas Clark

of Sabetha, Kan. and Richard Clark of Southgate; sister, Marilyn Hudgins; brother, Harold Andreson; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery, Grants Lick.

Fuller of Butler; sons Bobby J. Fuller and Jesse James Fuller, both of Butler; daughter Jennifer Cornett of Cold Spring; his father, Bob Fuller, of Butler; sisters Karen Breitkreutz and Kathy Lonaker, both of Butler; and six grandchildren.

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Eugene “Gene” Paul Crowley, 77, Independence, died Jan. 1, 2009, at St. Charles Care Center, Covington. He was an independent truck driver, and worked for Associated Truck Lines and Avis Rental Car Company. He was a member of St. Barbara Catholic Church and served in the U.S. Army Armor Division during the Korean War. His wife of 31 years, Evelyn Mary Simon Crowley, died previously. Survivors include his son, Mike Crowley of Key West, Fla.; brother, John Crowley of Alexandria; sisters, Mary Katherine Deaton of Lexington, Tenn., and Carole Simon of Fort Wright; and one grandson. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Cold Spring. Peoples Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: St. Barbara Catholic Church Building Fund, 4042 Turkeyfoot Road, Erlanger, KY 41018, or Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Timothy Daniel

Timothy Daniel, 55, Alexandria, died Dec. 27, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. He worked for Ford Motor Corp. in Batavia. Survivors include his mother, Edna Sprague of Alexandria; sister, Barb Shaw of Florida; brothers, Douglas Daniel of Cincinnati, Mike Daniel of Bellevue, Ron and Bob Daniel, both of Florida. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery.

Bobby Fuller

Bobby Jay Fuller, 51, Butler, died Jan. 3, 2010, at his home. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked at General Services in Fort Thomas. Survivors include his wife, Rose

LEGAL NOTICE Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III will be accepting sealed bids for the renovation of 420 W8th. St., located in the City of Newport, Kentucky. Bids are due no later than 12:00 p.m., local time, January 25, 2010, at the offices of Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III, located at 30 East 8th. St., Newport, KY 41071 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids are to be marked “420 W8th St. Building Renovation Project #01-10”. Beginning January 11, 2010 the information for Bidders, Form of Bid, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifications and Forms of Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bond, and other contract documents may be obtained at the Neighborhood Foundations offices or by contacting Randy Schweinzger at (859) 581-2533, ext. 217. The hearing and/or speech-impaired may call our TDD line at (859) 581-3181. Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III will conduct a pre-bid walkthrough of the building at 10:00 a.m., local time, January 14, 2009. Lead remediation will be completed by certified firm before renovation work will begin. A certified check or bank draft, payable to Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III, U.S. Government Bonds, or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the Bidder and acceptable sureties in amount equal to five (5) percent of the bid shall be submitted with each bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory performance and payment bonds. All Bidders shall include with their bid a statement from an acceptable surety that if their bid is accepted the surety will furnish to the Bidder the required performance and payment bond or bonds required by the contract documents. Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the contract, Section 3, Segregated Facility, Section 109 and E.O. 11246 and Title VI. MBE/WBE firms are encouraged to bid. No bidder may withdraw their bid within 60 days after the actual date of opening thereof. Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III reserves the right to waive any informality, irregularity, or defect in any proposal, and to reject any/or all proposals should it be deemed in the best interest of Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III to do so. It is the intent of Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III to award a contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder. Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 9318971001527841

Mary Joan Nelson, 76, California, died Jan. 2, 2010, at her home. She was a sorter for the U.S. Postal Service and a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Church in California. She is survived by her husband, Harold Nelson of California; sons Jack Nelson of California and Rick Nelson of Newtown; daughters Kim Bare of Batavia, Janice Betz and Vickie Wilson of Alexandria, and Cathy Reinert of California; one brother, Kenneth Clinger of Indiana; two sisters, Jean Hamilton of Constance and Ann Becker of Elsmere; 18 grandchildren and 15 greatgrandchildren.

Mary Jo Ratermann

Mary Jo Buckholz Ratermann, 74, Kenton Hills, died Dec. 30, 2009, at her home. She was a homemaker, taught art classes and was a member of the Notre Dame Golden Girls prayer study group for 30 years. Her husbands, Bernard Harmeling and Christopher Rice and daughter, Diane Harmeling-Zerhusen, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Robert A. Ratermann; daughters, Deborah Baute of Tampa, Fla., Darlene Walderon of Atlanta, Ga.; sons, Joseph and John Harmeling Sr., both of Union, Daniel Harmeling of Erlanger and Michael Rice of Wilder; sister, Kathleen Romero of Fort Wright; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017; or Ronald McDonald House, 350 Erkenbrecher Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

Bonnie Sams

Bonnie F. Sams, 70, Covington,

LEGAL NOTICE SECTION 00 11 00 INVITATION TO BID Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III will be accepting sealed bids for a General Contract for the construction, including mechanical, plumbing and electrical work, of FOUR single family style buildings located at 309 W. 11th Street, 727 Central Avenue, 1137 Central Avenue and 431 Lindsey Street in the City of Newport, Kentucky. Bids are due no later than 3 p.m., local time, Friday, January 15, 2010, at the offices of the Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III, located at 30 East 8th. St., Newport, KY 41071 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids are to be marked “Neighborhood Stabilization Program Construction Project #09-39”. The information for Bidders, Form of Bid, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifications and Forms of Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bond, and other contract documents may be obtained by contacting Randy Schweinzger at (859) 5812533, ext. 217. The hearing and/or speech-impaired may call our TDD line at (859) 581-3181. Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III will conduct a pre-bid informational meeting at 2pm local time, Monday, January 11, 2010. Construction would begin within ninety (90) days of execution of contract. A certified check or bank draft, payable to the Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III, U.S. Government Bonds, or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the Bidder and acceptable sureties in amount equal to five (5) percent of the bid shall be submitted with each bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory performance and payment bonds. All Bidders shall include with their bid a statement from an acceptable surety that if their bid is accepted the surety will furnish to the Bidder the required performance and payment bond or bonds required by the contract documents. Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the contract, Section 3, Segregated Facility, Section 109 and E.O. 11246 and Title VI. MBE/WBE firms are encouraged to bid. No bidder may withdraw their bid within 60 days after the actual date of opening thereof. Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III reserves the right to waive any informality, irregularity, or defect in any proposal, and to reject any/or all proposals should it be deemed in the best interest of Newport Millennium Housing corporation III to do so. It is the intent of Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III to award a contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder. Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 9318951001507809

died Dec. 31, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood. She was a homemaker. Survivors include four sons, Rick, Joey and Daniel Sams, all of Covington, and William Sams Jr. of Newport; two daughters, Lois Allen of Piner and Lisa Hampton of Covington; two brothers, Joe Justice of Phyllis, Ky., and Bufford Justice of Ryland Heights; two sisters, Rosie Palmer of Marion, Ohio, and Ollie Sams of Covington; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Marion Schwerling

Marion E. Schwerling, 88, Highland Heights, died Dec. 25, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was beautician for Lee’s Petite Studio in Cincinnati, worked for Bissinger Candy Company in Cincinnati and a member of St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring. Her husband, George Schwerling, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Sylvia Kelley of Highland Heights and Sue Brungs of Cincinnati; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery, Cold Spring. Fares J. Radel Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 522 Cincinnati Mills Drive, Suite C281, Cincinnati, OH 45240; or Children’s Hospital, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, P.O. Box 643270, Cincinnati, OH 45264-3270.

Mary Turner

Mary “Sissy” C. Turner, 53, Newport, died Dec. 24, 2009, at her home. She was a physician’s assistant for Dr. Ali in Bellevue and director of the Children’s Choir at the Word of Life Church in Newport. Survivors include her daughters, Nevaeh Foster of Newport, Zariah Gary and Faever Gary, both of Newport; sisters, Tracy Noble of Cold Spring, Grace Ferdon and Mona Turner, both of Covington; brothers, Jimmy Turner of Bellevue and Danny Turner of Sewickley, Pa. Burial was in Independence Cemetery.

Mildred Valz

Mildred L. Valz, 86, Alexandria, a homemaker, died Dec. 28, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Survivors include her husband, Charlie Valz of Grants Lick; sons, Charlie Valz of Southgate and David Valz of Grants Lick; and daughter, Barbra Valz of Southgate. Cooper Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

James Vermillion

James Thomas Vermillion, 63, Germantown, died Dec. 28, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Florence. Survivors include his son, Roger Vermillion of Melbourne; daughter, Betty Blaine of Covington; brothers, Jerry and Kenny Vermillion; sister, Mary O’Conner; and nine grandchildren.

Juanita Wade

Juanita M. Wade, 63, Highland Heights, died Dec. 28, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. She was a computer operator manager for the Internal Revenue Service. Survivors include her husband, Frank L. Wade; son, Mark Wade of Hebron; daughter, Vickie McIntyre of San Diego, Calif. and one grandson. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. MuehlenkampErschell Funeral Home, Fort Thomas, handled the arrangements.

James Weber

James M. Weber, 86, of Maysville, formerly of Dover, died Jan. 1, 2010, in Lexington. Survivors include his son, Dr. James M. Weber Jr., of Alexandria; daughter, Mary Bane of Lexington, and four grandchildren. Burial was at St. Patrick Church, Maysville.

Harold Wessling

Harold P. Wessling, 51, Falmouth, died Dec. 24, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a machine operator for Sara Lee Foods. His son, Douglas Wessling, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Jackie Wessling of Alexandria; son, Joe Wessling of Alexandria; sisters, Doris Ulrich of Covington, Donna Hogle of Alexandria and Linda Rison of Falmouth; brothers, James Wessling of Falmouth, Jack Wessling of Alexandria, Ray Wessling of Milan, Ind., Bob Kotzbauer of Lexington and David Kotzbauer of Crescent Springs and two grandchildren. Dobbling Funeral Home, Fort Thomas, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.


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