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For the horses

Camp Springs resident Anna Zinkhon lives for working with horses, doesn’t like to see them suffer needlessly, and works to prevent and respond to cases of abuse and neglect. “It’s actually a crusade of mine, to help the large animals in our county,” Zinkhon said. Zinkhon, who owns Misty Ridge Farm in Camp Springs, is selling donated shirts and decorations in her Circle Z Tack and Gift Shop on the property to fund her goal of helping respond to large animal abuse and neglect cases. NEWS, A3

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Silver Grove Independent School paid homage to a “favorite aunt” with basketball tournament versus Dayton Independent Schools Saturday, Feb. 5. Students from both schools raised more than $2,000 by selling paper chain links for melanoma cancer research as a way to honor Tessa Govan, an assistant girls basketball coach at Silver Grove, who died from the disease at age 40 on Dec. 12. SCHOOLS, A4

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VA homes spark interest, city moves ahead By Amanda Joering Alley

After receiving letters of interest from local developers, Fort Thomas’s city council has decided to move forward in the process to purchase several homes on Alexander Circle in Tower Park. The homes, which are former military officers’ home and have been appraised at about $1.6 million, are owned by the Veterans Administration and can only by bought by the city due to a federal bill. Before deciding to move forward in the process of buying, then selling the property, the city wanted to see if any developers would be interested in the properties, so they solicited the letters of

By the deadline in late January, the city received three letters from Ashley Construction, David Hosea and Kennedy Homes. The council has voted to move on to the next step, which includes the city spending about $58,000 on civil and environmental engineers to prepare necessary documents to include in a bid packet. interest in early December. By the deadline in late January, the city received three letters from Ashley Construction, David Hosea and Kennedy Homes. The council has voted to move on to the next step, which includes the city spending about $58,000 on civil and environmental engineers to prepare necessary documents to include in a bid packet. City Administrator Donald Martin said the work is necessary to ensure that the appropriate

infrastructure guidelines are in place before a developer starts working on the property. “We want to preserve, as much as we can, the character of those houses,” said Mayor Mary Brown. Councilman Eric Haas said he wants the city to be flexible, but at the same time protect the property’s integrity. Once the environmental and engineer studies are complete the project will go out to bid sometime around May.

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The city will not commit to purchasing the property unless a minimum bid, which hasn’t been decided yet, is reached. At a council meeting Monday, Feb. 7, Mick Kennedy, president of Kennedy Homes, expressed his interest in the historical property and his willingness to work with the city to make sure both parties are satisfied. “This is going to be a joint venture,” Kennedy said. Kennedy said he has an idea of what these properties, if properly rehabilitated, could look like. “(I think) we could entice a lot of people to come out and look at this, and we can make it quite unique,” Kennedy said. For more about your community, visit

Arlinghaus wants SD1 audit By Chris Mayhew and Regan Coomer,

Before Kenton County Judgeexecutive Steve Arlinghaus says he will vote upon any increase of sanitary sewer utility rates, he wants the state to audit Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky. SD1 briefed the judge-executives of Campbell, Kenton and Boone counties with a more than three-hour presentation Jan. 19, about the need for three different proposed rate increases to help comply with a federal consent decree signed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The rate increase proposals include options of 9.5 percent, 12.5 percent and 15 percent for each of the next two years. SD1’s board is scheduled to vote on the proposals March 22. “There isn’t any question at all in my mind that there needs to be a rate increase, this is one of those cases that it’s a pay me now or pay me later,” said Campbell

Pendery argues for SD1

Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery said he thinks there needs to be more education about what is being federally required of Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky. Northern Kentucky’s sewer rates are lower than almost all its peer communities in the same stage of complying with federal regulations, Pendery said. SD1 is in the midst of a $1.2 billion capital projects campaign continuing through 2025 to improve the cleanliness of area waterways with a mixture of new sewer lines and “green” projects designed to clean up water including projects like creating or expanding wetlands. “The federal government is asking us to make an enormous investment as a community, so I understand where people would be a lot more interested as they otherwise would be,” Pendery said. The public should be more interested than usual, Pendery said. “The Sanitation District has done a whole lot more work to reduce the cost that we have to pay for these federal mandates than most people realize and I think that comes out loud and clear (during the presentations) and I think people need to know that,” Pendery said about the rate increase presentations made by SD1. County Judge-executive Steve Pendery. Pendery said his mind isn’t made up as far as what’s the best way to structure the increase, but added he does want to review SD1’s capital budget to spend $1.2 billion through 2025 before making a decision. “We want to look at each of the capital projects that are proposed

to make absolutely sure that we have to do them,” Pendery said. Arlinghaus, when asked about his thoughts on the proposed rate increase, expressed concern about SD-1’s business practices, explaining he has been following news reports on the lawsuit filed against the district.

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By Amanda Joering Alley

With many of people out of work, the Campbell County Public Library is offering a variety of programs to assist those on the hunt for a job. Ryan Stacy, the adult services librarian at the Fort Thomas branch, said the three branches of the library are bringing in the programs as another way to serve the community. “A big part of what we do is helping people find meaningful information,” Stacy said. “There are a lot of people out of work right now and we want them to be able to come here and get some help with finding a job.” Stacy said some of the classes focus on technology and how it can be a useful component in For more job-hunting by u s i n g about any of resources like the programs online job being offered, searches. “There is visit www. really a big tie between technology and the ability to find a job,” Stacy said. At the Fort Thomas branch the library is offering a two-part series at 10 a.m. Mondays, Feb. 14 and 21, that covers job-search skills, résumé writing and interview techniques. In Cold Spring, a certified personnel consultant is offering a twohour workshop on resume preparation and interview techniques at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. The Newport branch is offering a “10 Best Ways to Get a Job” program at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 24. Stacy said besides the specific job-hunting programs being offered in the several weeks, every month the library offers computer instruction classes that can also assist in finding a job. For more information about any of the programs being offered, visit or call one of the library branches. For more about your community, visit


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State gives Campbell County short list of rural road fixes

Campbell County is reviewing a list of annually state-funded road project recommendations to improve rural roads. The list, provided by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 6 Chief Engineer Rob Hans at the Jan. 19 Fiscal Court meeting, provided project options for as many as six different roads across the county in 2011 using the county’s allotment of $631,212 available through the “Rural Secondary Program.” “It’s still preliminary until the Fiscal Court

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decides,” Hans said. The main state-funded priorities include one option in the north end of the county near Cold Spring to repair a slide on Winters Lane (Ky. 2926). There are also three road projects recommended for the southernmost end of the county south Alexandria including: • Replacing a culvert on Stevens Branch (Ky. 1996). • Resurfacing 3.1 miles of Race Track Road (Ky. 824) from U.S. 27 to Ky. 1121. • Resurfacing 1.89 miles of Kenton Station Road (Ky.1936) from Lees Road to Wolf Road. The Fiscal Court is likely to make any requests for changes to the list in February, said Melissa A. Williams, director of administration for the county. However, in the past, the recommendations have been little changed, said

Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine. “It’s very nice of them to bring us their recommendations, and it’s just a coordination thing,” Horine said. If the county is aware of some utility work or something that might interfere with what the state is planning to do, or some other need, the county has the opportunity to give input, he said. “This more just illustrates the level of cooperation that exists between the transportation cabinet and local government,” Horine said. For the third year in a row 20 percent of the allotted money from the state in the Rural Secondary Program can be used as “Flex Funds” by the county on county road needs, he said. The history of the 20 percent “Flex Funding” stems from counties in Western Kentucky that had spent

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their entire county road budget to deal with an ice storm three years ago, and there wasn’t anything left to spend on fixing roads the rest of the year, Horine said. By executive order, the governor decided to give the option to all the counties to spend 20 percent of the Rural Secondary Program funding allotment for their county. Horine said it’s up to the Fiscal Court to decide on whether to take the “Flex Fund” money, but there is a precedent. “I’m not aware of a county in Kentucky that has turned it down,” he said. The state has provided two “Flex Fund” projects, resurfacing 3.4 miles of Persimmon Grove Pike between Ky. 1996 and Ky. 10, and resurfacing Stevens Branch (Ky. 1996) from Ky. 1121 to Ky. 10. If we tell them we’re taking the 20 percent they’ll

likely not do those projects,” Horine said. “What will likely happen is next year, is



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Camp Springs gift shop sells items to save horses By Chris Mayhew

Camp Springs resident Anna Zinkhon lives for working with horses, doesn’t like to see them suffer needlessly, and works to prevent and respond to cases of abuse and neglect. Zinkhon, who owns Misty Ridge Farm in Camp Springs where she offers riding lessons and other horse-related services, is selling donated shirts and decorations in her Circle Z Tack and Gift Shop on the property to fund her goal of helping respond to large animal abuse and neglect cases, and her dream of an animal shelter that can temporarily house the animals. “It’s actually a crusade of mine, to help the large animals in our county,” Zinkhon said.

Typically, when there is an abuse or neglect case reported, Zinkhon said she and a few other people within the county get a call from the animal shelter to help. Zinkhon said she typically gets about two or three calls a year to help take care of a horse or other large animal. There are currently four horses Zinkhon is keeping that are available for adoption on her farm that were seized from their owner about a month ago, she said. “A couple are in rough shape, they were extremely thin, and they’re still thin, but they’re healthy,” Zinkhon said. “They’re available to anybody who can give them a good home.” People who know about large animal abuse or neg-

lect cases need to call the Campbell County Animal Shelter, and not her, she said. Zinkhon said she and other horse owners have, for about three years, been working with the Kentucky Horse Council to train the shelter staff about what are, and are not, acceptable conditions for horses. They’ve also worked with the shelter staff about goats, sheep and other livestock, she said. About two or three times a year, Zinkhon said someone asks for her assistance with a case, but there might be more instances than she hears about. “A lot of people don’t call in problems with large animals and livestock because they don’t think it’s anybody’s job and anyone is going to do anything about it,” she said.

Zinkhon said she has been selling homemade holiday decorations and shirts in her gift shop, and the proceeds are going into a fund she hopes will someday lead to the creation of a large animal section at the animal shelter. One donor, a horse owner from Fort Thomas who wishes to remain anonymous, regularly makes hand-poured candles and shirts in reaction to the death of horses in an abuse and neglect case in Clermont County in 2009. The shirts are printed with the message “Starving 12 horses to DEATH is a MISDEMEANOR. We must CHANGE this law!” Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine said the county animal shelter has already been working with Zinkhon and others


Anna Zinkhon, owner of Misty Ridge Farm in Camp Springs, makes room in her Circle Z Tack and Gift Shop for shirts, decorations and other donated items on sale to raise money to support efforts to rescue horses when abuse and neglect cases arise. Zinkhon, in a Thursday, Jan. 27 photo, stands next to a shirt with a message based upon an animal neglect case in Clermont County horse abuse case from December 2009 where at least 10 horses were found dead from abuse and neglect. like the Alexandria Fair Board to house horses and other large animal cases, and at this time is committed to completing an expansion of the dog kennels using only grant money and private donations. “The county has no plans at this time to expand shelter services beyond meeting the needs of dogs

and cats,” Horine said. The Circle Z Tack and Gift Shop at Misty Ridge Farm, 5210 Owl Creek Road, Camp Spring, is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3-6 p.m.; and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The shop is also open by appointment. For information call 781-5779 or visit

Meeting canceled for Hawthorne Crossing Conservation Area preserve

Managers of the 135-acre Hawthorne Crossing Conservation Area near Alexandria have postponed a public meeting about their ideas for the property so they can have more time to create a more detailed plan for the property’s resources. Mary Katherine Dickerson, a spokesperson for the Campbell County Conservation District, said they want to create the best resource management plan ideas possible before bringing it to the public, but details including how the public will access the Licking River through the property haven’t been worked out. The conservation district has been advised by the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund to request an extension to submit the resource management plan to the state agency. “The public meeting, it was going to be what we were proposing to the state of what our management will be like for the property, and we will be held to that,” Dickerson said. The state typically grants one-year extensions, and the conservation district won’t be able to find out at least until April if the extension is officially granted because that’s when the KHLCF board meets next, she said. The conservation district has been working with the Campbell County Fiscal Court and the Campbell Conservancy, its partners on the Hawthorne Crossing property, to create the resource management plan since they partnered to purchase the land in 2008 with an $800,000 state grant. Dickerson said they want to make the right decisions about the property in the final resource management plan to both protect the property and incorporate public access. “In a hundred years when none of us are around, I want someone to say they did a good job with this,” she said. An extension will also allow the resource management plan to incorporate a new partnership where Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Applied Ecology will help control invasive

plant species on 44 acres of the Hawthorne Crossing property, Dickerson said. NKU started work in January to eradicate bush honeysuckle on the 44 acres, and will re-establish native

plants over the same area, she said. NKU received approval to start the program through the Northern Kentucky Wetland and Stream Restoration Program that is fully funded by developers to

compensate for losses of aquatic resources in Northern Kentucky, Dickerson said. When the resource management plan is complete, there will be time for feedback, and an opportunity for citizens to look at and comment on the plans for Hawthorne Crossing, she said. "And we want them to,

because we want to be a good neighbor, and we want our neighbors to be happy," Dickerson said. Dickerson said the boundary marking of the property has been completed and possible routes for public access to the property are being investigated, but need more evaluation, and grants for the property are being pursued.

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St. Mary students stay active inside By Chris Mayhew

Students at St. Mary School in Alexandria deal with cold weather by staying inside, but that doesn’t mean they are sedentary. Students have indoor recess, a time spent taking a break with a game of dominoes or cards or running around in the gym. Students receive 15 minutes of recess each day before lunch. Fourth-grade teacher Nicole Webb said sometimes the students need suggestions for things to do at recess. “The students like to build with blocks and dominoes, draw, work on a craft, and play games,” Webb said. “To keep them moving some classes go to the gym to play a game and run around.” The students have lots of energy, and they need some outlet and short break time, said Tammy Fetick, playground monitor and secretary at the school. “Usually we let them go outside to play and burn off some of that energy, but sometimes it’s just too cold,” Fetick said. Once inside, the type of games played varies by grade level, she said. Some of the youngest students draw on the board or do a jigsaw puzzle, and others play board games, Fetick said. “Seventh and eighth grade is a


Hailey Webb, left, a preschool student at St. Mary School, skates standing up under a limbo bar as another student crouches to roll underneath during a Jan. 16 skating party for the Alexandria school’s students and families at Reca Roller Rink. different story,” she said. “They play cards.” Some of the boys in the second and third grade use the time to play “Star Wars,” and even though they’re not allowed to run in the classroom, they walk fast and play chasing each other with make-believe lasers, Fetick said.


Students at St. Mary School in Alexandria, from left, Ethan Davis, Jordan Moore, Mitchell Steffen and Jacob Moore, play dominoes during indoor recess in January while snow and cold temperatures keeps the students inside and off the playground.

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Woodfill students to raise money for Dream Foundation

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By Amanda Joering Alley

Third-grade students at Woodfill Elementary School are using a service learning project to help cancer patients and their families. Around the same time teacher Donna Hicks was reading “Beyond a Dream,” a book written by local Mark Krebs about his mother’s battle with cancer and his basketball career at the University of Kentucky, one of her students lost their grandmother to cancer. “The kids starting asking a lot of questions about cancer and one student asked if we could do a service learning project to help people affected by cancer,” Hicks said. Hicks talked it over with the other third-grade teachers and the group decided to do a project benefiting the Terri Krebs Dream Foundation, which Mark started in memory of his mother. Throughout her chemotherapy, Terri Krebs would bake treats to take to the other cancer patients at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, so following that lead, students are holding a bake sale during lunch

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Mark Krebs, a Newport native, and a player on UK’s 2009-10’ men’s basketball team, started the Terri Krebs Dream Foundation in memory of his mother. Monday, Feb. 14, to raise money for the foundation, Hicks said. Students are also sending cards and baked goods to the chemotherapy patients at St. Elizabeth. “The kids have been really awesome, and I’m very proud of them,” Hicks said. “They have come up with some great ideas and are really excited about helping others.” The day after the sale, Mark will be visiting the school and talking to the students, who will present him with a check for the foundation, which helps cancer patients and their families. Anyone interested in contributing to the foundation or buying an autographed copy of “Beyond a Dream” can contact the school at 441-0506. For more about your community, visit

Silver Grove Independent School paid homage to a “favorite aunt” with basketball tournament versus Dayton Independent Schools Saturday, Feb. 5. Students from both schools raised more than $2,000 by selling paper chain links for Melanoma cancer research as a way to honor Tessa Govan, an assistant girls basketball coach at Silver Grove, who died from the disease at age 40 on Dec. 12. Silver Grove is a small school, and very close-knit, but how Govan treated the students was extra special, Beverly Smith, the varsity girls basketball coach and a social studies teacher for Silver Grove. “She just treated everybody like her nieces and nephews,” Smith said of Govan. Indeed, Govan has five nieces and nephews still attending Silver

Grove, and a sixth graduated from the school and is attending college now, Smith said. Battling the cancer didn’t deter Govan’s Govan drive to work with the students, she said. “The thing that just amazed me the most was her perseverance,” Smith said. “Our first day of thirdand fourth-grade practice this years she had chemo,” Smith said. Govan still showed up to practice and stayed there all day long coaching the students, she said. Dayton and Silver Grove had already planned the basketball tournament as a fundraiser for bone cancer because a parent of a child in Dayton’s school system was diagnosed with bone cancer last year, she said. After Govan’s death, Dayton

offered to dedicate all the money raised toward Melanoma research, Smith said. Smith said she was happy with the more than $1,500 that was collected because Silver Grove is among the smallest school districts in the state, and Dayton also a small district. The tournament included five games for seventhand eighth-graders, freshmen, and varsity teams for both boys and girls, she said. The girls wore pink uniforms with black Melanoma ribbons on them, and the boys were in their white uniforms with pink writing on them, Smith said. Ceremonies surrounding the games included a presentation of a framed jersey with Govan’s name on it to her family, Smith said. Smith said she anticipates the tournament will be an annual event. “We’re calling it shoot for a cure,” she said.

SCHOOL NOTES Mitchell Orth Memorial Benefit K, first-grade registration

The Mitchell Orth Memorial Benefit will be held Friday, Feb. 11, from 8 p.m. to midnight at St. Joseph Cold Spring Memorial Hall. Cost is $65 per person, $120 per couple and includes appetizers, drinks, live and silent auctions and “Second Wind” as entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Mitchell Orth Memorial Scholarship at Bishop Brossart High School. For reservations contact mdoscholarship@ or call 859-474-0636.

The Fort Thomas Independent Schools will be holding registration for incoming kindergartners and first graders who are new to the district from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at all three elementary schools. Registration is not based on a first-come, first-served basis for the morning vs. the afternoon sessions in kindergarten. If requests exceed the class size limit, then a lottery will be held. Sign-up for an all-day kinder-

garten program must be made by 3 p.m. on the date of kindergarten registration. Children born on or before Sept. 30, 2006, are eligible for the kindergarten class of 2011 – 2012. Any child entering first grade must be six years of age on or before Sept. 30, 2011. You must bring the child’s certified birth certificate, social security card and 2 proofs of residency to the registration.

Newport schools use database to better prepare students By Amanda Joering Alley

Teachers in Newport Independent Schools now have a better idea of how their incoming kindergarteners are doing before they even walk in the door the first day of school. Through a partnership with Children Inc., Head Start, the Brighton Center, the district’s preschool and

Northern Kentucky University, the district has spent several years developing a database to track a child’s development, abilities and needs from as early as birth. “Now we have a way to really know how a child is doing,” said Rick Hulefeld, executive director of Children, Inc. “What happens the first five years of a child’s life really matters when it comes to whether or not

they graduate from high school later in life.” Hulefeld said the database serves as an early warning system, helping teachers, parents and others involved in a child’s life realize early on that a child is struggling and gives them an opportunity to work with the child before they get further and further behind. The database, which is maintained by NKU’s College of Infor-

matics, includes assessments of a child’s language, social, emotional, cognitive and muscle development. Hulefeld said the next step after collecting this data is to share it and work together with schools, parents and childcare centers to see what is and isn’t working. Once a child enters kindergarten, their information goes into the state’s Infinite Campus student records system, which tracks them

through high school. Hulefeld said the next challenge to tackle is how to integrate the database at NKU with Infinite Campus. “By marrying these two databases, we can look at students who didn’t graduate from high school and see what they had in common when they were 3, and work on addressing the problem in the future,” Hulefeld said.


The week at NewCath

• In boys basketball, Newport Central Catholic beat Lloyd 64-41, Jan. 31. NCC’s top-scorer was Jake Giesler with 20 points.

The week at Newport

• The Newport boys basketball team beat Dayton 7267, Jan. 31. Newport’s topscorer was Daylin Garland with 24 points. Dayton’s top-scorer was T.R. Smith with 17 points. On Feb. 2, Newport beat Ludlow 49-25. Newport’s topscorer was Brandon Carter with 11 points. On Feb. 3, Newport beat Cincinnati Christian 72-56. Newport’s Travis Jones was the team’s top-scorer was 18 points. On Feb. 5, Cooper beat Newport 57-37. Newport’s topscorer was Andrew Merrill with 12 points. • In girls basketball, Newport lost 56-35 to Cincinnati Christian, Feb. 3. Newport’s top-scorer was Margaret Faison with 11 points.

The week at Dayton

• The Lloyd boys basketball team beat Dayton 83-56, Jan. 29. Dayton was led by Walker and Smith with 11 points. On Feb. 2, Dayton lost 6160 to SPCA. Dayton’s topscorer was Ben Schoultheis with 12 points. • In girls basketball, Dayton beat SCPA 66-40, Feb. 2. Dayton’s top-scorer was Hannah Schoultheis with 15 points. On Feb. 5, Dayton beat Silver Grove 63-62. Dayton’s topscorer was Heather Wayman with 17 points. Silver Grove’s Payton Govan was the team’s top-scorer with 20 points.

The week at Brossart

• The Bishop Brossart girls basketball team beat Dixie Heights 59-38, Jan. 29. Brossart’s top-scorer was Becca Kidney with 14 points. On Feb. 5., Brossart beat Carroll County 50-45. Brossart’s top-scoer was Stadtmiller with 18 points. • In wrestling, Brossart placed sixth with a score of 109.5 in the Lockland Invitational, Jan. 29.

The week at Campbell

• The Campbell County girls basketball team beat St. Patrick 69-58, Jan. 29. Campbell’s top-scorer was Kennedy Berkley with 17 points. On Feb. 3, Boone County beat Campbell County 56-51. Campbell’s top-scorer was Megan Rauch with 11 points. On Feb. 4, Campbell County beat Cooper 64-43. Campbell’s top-scorer was Taylor Robinson with 15 points. • In boys swimming, Campbell County placed sixth with a score of 118, Feb. 2. • In girls swimming, Campbell County placed sixth with a score of 119 in the Gold Medal Meet, Feb. 2.

The week at Highlands

• The Highlands boys swimming team placed third with a score of 179 in the Gold Medal Meet, Feb. 2. • In girls swimming, Highlands placed second with a score of 166 in the Gold Medal Meet, Feb. 2. Carly Hill won the 1 meter dive for Highlands with a score of 249.40; and Whitt won the 100 meter backstroke in 1minutes, 11.60 seconds. • In boys basketball on Feb. 3, Holmes beat Highlands 6246. Ryan Egan and Patrick Towles led Highlands with nine points. Walton-Verona beat Highlands 51-50, Feb. 5. Highlands’ Conor Crowley led the team with 16 points. • In girls basketball, Highlands beat Collins 51-22, Feb. 5. Highlands’ top-scorer was Jesse Daley with 14 points.

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Colts out-race Thoroughbreds By James Weber

Grant Brannen had an ominous feeling after the first possession of the game. As his boys basketball team at Newport Central Catholic tipped off against DeSales, NewCath allowed an offensive rebound on DeSales’ first play. Junior guard Brandon Brooks grabbed the loose ball for DeSales and sank a threepointer. “They kicked it back to him, he hits his first three and he’s rolling from there,” said Brannen, the NCC head coach. “My heart kind of sunk when that happened.” Brooks would keep doing that, leading the way for DeSales to eliminate NCC from the All “A” Classic state tournament Feb. 5 in Richmond. The DeSales Colts rolled to a 67-43 win over the NewCath Thoroughbreds in a Kentucky Derby preview AKA the tourney semifinals. DeSales, 11-14, lost to Betsy Layne in the tourney final. Ten of DeSales’ losses have come


NewCath guard Michael Bueter passes the ball during the state semifinals of the All “A” Classic Feb. 5 at EKU. NCC lost to DeSales, 67-43. to bigger schools in the Louisville area. Brooks scored 27 points and was 7-of-9 from threepoint range. DeSales was 11-of-16 as a team. Brooks came in averaging 14 points per game with 41 made treys. “We knew about him, we knew he was a little streaky,” Brannen said. “If I’m right, he was about 29 percent on threes going into

the game...Give them all the credit. We tried a lot of things and didn’t have an answer for him. They’re a good team and they are peaking at the right time.” NewCath dropped to 176. It was the first time NCC had allowed more than 60 points in a game. NCC had only allowed 50 or more points six previous times this year. “You can’t do anything

about it,” said junior Brady Hightchew. “We didn’t even play that bad. It was just their night.” Hightchew led NCC with 17 points. Jake Giesler had 14. NewCath beat Edmonson County 68-38 and University Heights 44-31 in the tournament. University Heights is the most accomplished team in All “A” history, with eight state titles and 17 appearances. Against UH, Andy Miller had five points on consecutive possessions to lift NCC to a 29-18 lead in the third period. “Andy Miller played the best game he ever played,” Brannen said. “He has practiced better than anybody. He’s stepping up to the plate and he showed it tonight.” Zach Ryan’s three-pointer gave NCC a seven-point lead early in the fourth. Michael Bueter scored six of NCC’s first eight points during a 12-3 start. Brian Doyle had seven rebounds and Giesler 13. Miller posted eight boards. Giesler, NCC’s senior

standout center, had a 102degree fever all week. “He was quarantined in his room all week,” Brannen said. “He’s a warrior. He came out and played. If you looked at him, you wouldn’t know he was sick.” NewCath has to regroup and play at Holmes Thursday, Feb. 10, a game the team has to win to clinch a share of the Division II NKAC title. As any All “A” team knows, the Thoroughbreds have to regroup for the postseason. NCC plays in the 36th District Tournament in two weeks. NCC will play host Bellevue Feb. 22 in a semifinal matchup. “An All ‘A’ team, you really get to look at what type of character they have after a tournament,” Brannen said. “For (other states), this is their tournament and they’re done after this. We’re not. Kentucky is fortunate.” See more sports coverage at spreps

Five Bluebirds celebrate Division I signings By James Weber

Five Highlands High School seniors committed to play sports for Division I colleges Feb. 2, the first day of the winter letter of intent period for several sports. None, however, face a bigger commitment than Carrie Laskey. She signed to play tennis for the U.S. Naval Academy. In addition to five years of military training, she has a five-year commitment as an officer following graduation. “I fell in love with everything about it, the tradition, the challenge,” she said. “I’ll have to work really hard. I like the teamwork aspect of it. We’ll all working for the same thing. All of us will graduate as officers and stick together.” Laskey won the 10th Region singles championship in 2008 and finished runnerup to her sister Meredith the past two years. Those two and sophomore sister Hannah will all be on the team again this season. “I love being on a team and being able to play with my sisters,” Carrie said. “It

will be weird next year without them. My mom played tennis in college so it’s a family sport and we all play together.” Football player Austin Hollingsworth is also taking the military route. He will play defensive end at Morehead State University and participate in the school’s ROTC program. Hollingsworth, who plans to major in military science, joined the National Guard last fall and will take part in basic training this summer. He started at defensive end for the Class 5A state champions last season, his first season as a starter. Undersized for a lineman, it was his first season up front after playing linebacker. “It was the most fun I’ve had in my career,” he said. “You get to be right up in the offensive players’ face the entire game. Our senior year, it all came together. Each player grew tremendously. We played a perfect game at the end of the season. It shows how hard work and determination paid off.” Undersized for a lineman, Hollingsworth said Morehead wants him to put on 30


Highlands senior signees Feb. 2 from left are: Carrie Laskey, Adam Weinel, Mackenzie Grause, Austin Hollingsworth, Mackenzie Cole. pounds and play on the line. Morehead has three returning ends and Hollingsworth said he has a chance for early playing time. Morehead plays in the Football Championship Subdivision, the branch of Division I that actually conducts playoffs. As does Valparaiso (Ind.), where kicker/punter Adam Weinel signed. He plans to major in either engineering or law. “Academically, it’s exactly what I’m going for and I like what the new coaches are going to do there,” he said.

Weinel started out playing defense before tearing the ACL in his knee late in his sophomore year. He healed quickly and focused on kicking for his junior season. He became a very good kicker and punter, particularly on kickoffs, where he regularly got the ball into the endzone for a touchback. “It was something I really worked on a lot over the summer at camps, getting my leg stronger so I could do that,” he said. “It helped the team a lot.” Both Mackenzies on the

girls soccer team committed to Division I schools. Mackenzie Grause signed with the University of Cincinnati. Grause scored 31 goals last year. Grause said the school facilities really drew her attention, as did the school’s well-known architecture program, where she will major. She will play for the Cincinnati Hammers semi-pro team to prepare for life in the Big East Conference. Grause said her favorite game was the 2008 state final, a loss to Sacred Heart. Mackenzie Cole signed with Western Carolina. A team captain, she played several positions last year and scored seven goals. She said she has always loved the Carolinas and will miss her time at Highlands. Her favorite game was winning the 10th Region title over Notre Dame last fall. “The whole team is great,” she said. “It’s fun. I loved going to soccer every day.” See more sports coverage at preps

NCC girls focus on postseason after loss By James Weber

Newport Central Catholic has had the double pleasure of being a contender in both the All “A” Classic and the KHSAA basketball postseason. The girls basketball team will refocus on the latter after being ousted in the semifinals of the All “A” Classic state tourney Feb. 5 in Richmond. NewCath has not been to the Sweet 16 since 2005. NCC lost to Monroe County 54-50 in the All “A.” NCC dropped to 16-4 and snapped a 13-game winning streak. “It’s great for the small schools,” NCC head coach Ron Dawn said. “The good thing about this is it’s not the end of the year. We still have something to look forward to. These girls have not won the region at the end of the year. It will be tough. Boone and

Ryle are up there, and about four other teams are right there, but we feel we have as good a shot as anyone.” Against Monroe, the Thoroughbreds were outrebounded by 19, 4728, and their pressure defense was not as effective as usual. Monroe committed 17 turnovers and was able to score frequently in transition. “They did a great job against our press,” Dawn said. “That’s key for us, we need to get turnovers off our press. They got a lot of easy shots against us.” Nicole Kiernan led NCC with 13 points. Kiley Bartels had 11, Hannah Thiem eight, Brittany Fryer seven, Aubrey Muench and Christine Ciafardini four. NCC beat St. Patrick 47-40 and Danville 67-47. Fryer had a careerhigh 24 points in the Danville game. NCC has to regroup quickly, playing Ryle and Notre Dame this week. Their

key this season has been having four guards with experience playing most of the time with Kiernan patrolling the inside. They had to replace four-year starter Courtney Sandfoss at point guard. “It’s different because with Courtney if you get rattled, you could just give it to Courtney and she would take over,” Fryer said. “But we’ve been around long enough that we know how to do it now.” Said Dawn: “We have four of them who can handle the ball and even Nikki is not too bad with it. If one person has somebody really quick on them, we don’t fight it. We have somebody else bring it up. One of them is going to have a forward on them.” See more sports coverage at


NewCath senior Kiley Bartels shoots during the state semifinals of the All “A” Classic Feb. 5 at EKU. NCC lost to Monroe County, 54-50.


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39-19 record. The national championship is a culmination of years of hard work put into the program by players and coaches since the program began in 1980. Many alumni still follow the program closely and reached out to Basalyga to express their gratitude for bringing the title to Highland Heights. “It’s neat to hear from guys that you’ve coached. I’ve also heard from many of my former high school players,” said Basalyga, who coached at Turpin High School in Cincinnati for 24 years and led the Spartans to three state championships before coming to NKU. “I’ve heard from guys from those early ’90s NKU teams. They’re excited about what they started here and we’ve been fortunate to continue and build on that winning tradition.” Basalyga has fused a pipeline of local talent with recruits from Canada and Europe to create a consistent contender at the national level. Alumni from near and abroad still keep a close eye on the program and took pride in the championship that they helped build. “The championship meant a lot to me and all of the alumni of the program. Coach's hard work with the program and dedication to developing the best studentathletes finally culminated with the highest honor in Division II soccer,” said Dan Impellizzeri, a 2008 NKU graduate and Anderson High School alumnus who earned 83 caps for the Norse from 2004 to 2007. “I couldn't be more proud of my fellow teammates and I know that this will keep the NKU soccer program at the top of the class for years to come.” The Norse finished the season with a 20-2-3 record. Basalyga was named the NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Senior Steven Beattie was named the NCAA Division II National Player of the Year for the second consecutive year. He led all Division II players with 68 points and set single-season school records

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Ben Dorn – Beavercreek, OH/Beavercreek Alec Gates – Cincinnati, OH /Turpin Michael Lavric – Gahanna, OH/Gahanna Lincoln Ryan Horn – Richmond, KY/Madison Central Michael Bartlett – Alexandria, KY/Bishop Brossart Kevin Donnelly – Cincinnati, OH/Princeton Steven Beattie – Skerries, Ireland/Colaiste Ide Jordan Kotsopoulos – Burlington, Ontario/Corpus Christi Peter Magier – London, Ontario/Regina Mundy Andrew Montgomery – Clonalvy, Ireland/Colaiste Ide Stephen McGill – Cincinnati, OH/Turpin Mike Jonca – London, Ontario/Catholic Central Jordan Grant – Mason, OH/Mason Hunter Robertson – Novi, MI/Novi Jack Little – Versailles, KY/Woodford County Matt Olix – Hornell, NY/Alfred Almond Tommy Barrick – Gahanna, OH/Gahanna Lincoln Paul Andrews – Skerries, Ireland/Skerries CC Shawn Parker – Buckner, KY/Oldham County Adam Latham – St. Peters, MO/St. Dominic Mohammad Salhieh – Springfield, OH/Kenton Ridge Alex Weber – St. Charles, MO/Chaminade Ruffin Lumbala – Mississauga, Ontario/Northern Nicholas Chiarot – Brampton, Ontario/Notre Dame Anthony Meyer – Cincinnati, OH/Elder Mike Martin – Indianapolis, IN/Center Grove Michael Holder – Toronto, Ontario/Leaside Dakota Beerman – Fort Thomas, KY/Highlands for goals, assists, points, and shots. Beattie was draft-

ed by Toronto FC in the Major League Soccer supplemental draft on Jan. 18. Beattie’s individual success and the team’s success has made NKU a desired location for aspiring college studentathletes. “It’s really increased our awareness with kids around the country. We’ve seen an influx of kids from all across the country inquiring about our program,” Basalyga said. “The tough part for us is going to be getting out there and getting to see them all.” On Feb. 2, the team traveled to Frankfort to meet with Gov. Steve Beshear and accept honors from both the State Senate and House of Representatives. The Senate read a proclamation honoring the team for its national championship. Beshear commissioned each member of the team as a Kentucky Colonel. “That was a neat day and a neat experience,” Basalyga said. “I think those kids will remember that day for the rest of their lives.” The challenge now is to raise their already high standards even higher. Once the celebrations are over, the Norse will need to focus on getting better for the 2011 season, when they expect to receive every opponent’s best effort. The only thing harder than winning a national championship is winning another one the next year. “We have two goals every year: To win one more game than we won the year before and to advance one game further in the national tournament than we did the year before,” said Basalyga. “That’s hard to do right now. The kids are now settling in and starting to work harder. You can only talk about it for so long. You have to work even harder now to try to duplicate it.”

Brossart focuses on goals after All ‘A’

By James Weber

Bishop Brossart’s latest run in the All “A” Classic state boys basketball tournament lasted four and a half periods. The Mustangs lost 75-69 to West Carter in the first round Feb. 3 in Richmond. It was a heartbreaking defeat for Brossart, who led by 15 points in the first half. Then, after allowing West Carter to tie the game, Brossart went up seven, 6457, with 1:20 to play in the game. WC was able to force

overtime and took the lead for good at 71-69 on a basket with 25 seconds to go. Justin Saunders scored 29 points to lead the way for the Mustangs. He was 11-of-14 from the field Zach Fardo and Daniel Schultz scored 10 apiece. Joe Jennings had eight, Travis Norton seven, Austin Trentman three and Dylan Dierig two. Jennings led Brossart with 10 rebounds. Dylan Dierig had six assists. Brossart, the 2007 All “A” champion, was in the tourney for the eighth time in nine years. Overall,

Brossart has a record of 118 in the tournament. The loss was just the Mustangs’ fourth first-round defeat in nine overall trips. Brossart (12-7) has important games left to go. Brossart hosts Scott Feb. 9 and needs to win that game to have a chance at the No. 1 seed in the 37th District Tournament. A win likely sets up a three-way tie for first with Scott and Campbell County. Brossart also has a chance at the NKAC title in Division II. Brossart has games at Lloyd Feb. 14 and at home vs. Newport Feb. 17.

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What do you remember about the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion in 1986 or the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003? “Lorna Onizuka, astronaut Ellison’s wife, and I have been pen pals since we were 12 years old. She married El a month before I got married and we each had two kids. “I was devastated when I learned that El had been on the Challenger when it exploded. I was very disheartened when news coverage of the disaster focused mainly on the teacher in space. “When I visited Lorna a year after the tragedy, I met the other widows and their children. They suffered much more so and for a longer time than the school children across the country watching for lessons from the shuttle. “And I was saddened again when on the 25th anniversary of the event, with the exception of June Scobee Rodgers, the emphasis was on these school children as adults and how the disaster affected them since that tragic day. The astronauts had families and their lives were shattered. “Their stories deserve to be heard, too.” A.B. “I was teaching at an elementary school in West Clermont School District. We wheeled in a ‘state of the art’ big screen TV to watch it as a group of fifth-/sixthgraders. When it happened everyone fell silent. There was nothing but shock. We had a moment of silence then returned to class.” K.S. “The Challenger disaster was a very traumatic experience for me, similar to the assassination of President Kennedy. I was familiar with most of the crew members, and I simply was stunned when it happened. “I recall being depressed for days about it, and found myself wondering how our scientists and government could have taken the risks they did (of which I was largely unaware, because I am not a professional). “Strangely (and I’m not proud of this), my memory of Columbia’s loss is not nearly as clear, even though it was only 8 years ago. “I cannot explain this. Maybe I was caught up in other pressing personal issues, but whatever the reason, I regret that my feelings were not as intense as they were when the Challenger was destroyed. “Since there was nothing I could have done to prevent what happened, or what was done afterward, I probably shouldn’t feel the way I do, but I can’t help it.” Bill B. “Having applauded John F. Kennedy’s support of the space program in the ‘60s, I watched with great interest every aspect of space exploration in the years to follow. I thought we were pretty skilled and beyond disasters. “The disasters of ‘86 and ‘03 taught us that while it’s an amazing journey, there are risks and lives can be lost. “I remember the Challenger disaster most vividly and with horror still today. Seconds into the flight, everyone in the crew was gone, all those bright minds that would have made such a difference to our future in space as well as to their respective families. “While the Columbia disaster was equally as troubling, I remember watching the take-off








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No shortage of legislation during short session As we returned to Frankfort to resume the 2011 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, we are faced with issues that are as wide and varied as the monster snowstorm that cut through much of the United States this week. Two pieces of legislation that I am sponsoring would directly benefit our district and are sorely needed. While our economy is beginning to bounce back, we must continue to find ways to support our businesses and development efforts. House Bill 306 will extend the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for projects across the state including Ovation, our unique development project along the river which will ultimately offer office, retail, residential, hotel and entertainment space. I believe that extending the TIF will ensure the success of Ovation and am hopeful that House Bill 306 will move quickly through both chambers and be signed into law. I have also sponsored House Bill 150, which will support the merger of the Southgate and Highland Heights police departments. Consolidating services saves money and streamlines operations. I am optimistic that this legislation will proceed through the process smoothly in the weeks ahead. Several bills have already passed through the House of Representatives and are on their way to the Senate for consideration. House Bill 121, which would outlaw synthetic street drugs called “bath salts” currently on sale at convenience stores and other venues, passed the House by a vote of 94-0. This drug has been in Kentucky for some time and has become a threat to our young people’s health and safety. It is reported to cause paranoia, violent behavior and suicidal thoughts which make this a highly dangerous drug. HB 166, which would require state parks to buy Kentucky agricultural products, passed the House by a vote of 92-0. This legislation is intended to promote the sale of products under the Kentucky Proud Program at start resort parks, golf courses and other Department of Parks’ venues. Other committees were busy

hearing testimony including the Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee which voted in favor of House Bill 14. This bill would State Rep. help our service Dennis men and women Keene and their families waiving proCommunity by bate fees on the Recorder estate of those guest military killed in columnist the line of duty. House Bill 14 now goes to the full House for consideration. The Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 58 which would require drunk driving offenders to have an ignition interlock device installed on their vehicles. Studies show that this measure works better than just suspending a convicted DUI offender’s license because the vehicle will not start if the breathalyzer on the device exceeds the preset blood alcohol limit. House Bill 58 will also go to the full House for debate and consideration. Legislation affecting education and immigration was discussed in committees this week and received a great deal of attention. House Bill 225, also called the Graduation Bill, passed the House Education Committee. This bill would affect children entering the 9th grade during the 2011-2012 school year, raising the graduation rate from 16 to 17 in July 2015 and to 18 the following year. It now goes to the Appropriations and Revenue Committee so that the cost can be analyzed. The complex issue of illegal immigration was heard by the House Local Government Committee, which discussed the possible costs of Senate Bill 6, passed by the Senate in early January, and House Bill 3, the House’s immigration bill. We believe that our plan - which would require contractors with a public agency and government agencies to use the EVerify instant documentation check to determine eligibility of potential hires to work in the United States - is the better alternative. More debate on the merits of any type of illegal immigration legisla-

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Week focuses on saving lives, taxpayer money The General Assembly returned to Frankfort this week after the January recess to continue our thirty-day session. Protecting the lives of the unborn and saving tax-payer dollars were two themes that emerged. On Tuesday, we gathered in the House chamber to listen to the Governor give his State of the Commonwealth address. Many considered his perspective somewhat unrealistic. The Governor talked about the “prospective” jobs he’s created. However, the reality is that unemployment has nearly doubled since he came to office. To help address this issue, the State Senate passed several employer-friendly bills during our first week in January. We passed Senate Bill 1 to establish a new comprehensive tax system that levels the playing field and lets both families and businesses know what to expect. The Governor also talked about “filling” the Medicaid shortfall by moving “prospective” savings from efficiencies from the second year of the budget to the first year in order to balance the books. We are con-

cerned with this approach. This might be feasible had the Administration delivered the promised savings that the current budget requires. As a Sen. Katie result, a Senate Stine committee will be rigorously looking Community over these numRecorder bers. guest On a separate columnist matter, the Senate proposed to the House that we shorten the legislative session by 6 days which would save about $400,000. This will compensate for the cost of last summer’s Special Session where the Governor proposed and the General Assembly passed essentially the same budget that the Senate passed during the regular session. It is my hope that the members of the House will agree to the money-saving change in calendar. Finally, the Right to Life Rally took place on Thursday. The rally

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brought attention again to pro-life legislation that I am co-sponsoring this session. Senate Bill 9 is this session’s designated bill to update Kentucky’s informed consent statute by ensuring a face-to-face meeting occurs between a woman considering an abortion and her doctor – as opposed to a one-sizefits-all recorded message. It also requires doctors to share the results of the routine ultrasounds of the unborn baby with the mother. Several important education bills will be considered next week as well as other legislation. There is more than enough time to make your opinion heard by leaving a message toll-free at 1-800-3727181 or TTY 1-800-896-0305. You can also keep up with legislative meetings via the Internet at Closer to home, the Northern Kentucky Caucus will be holding a meeting at Northern Kentucky University on February 12th which everyone is welcome to attend. Kentucky State Senator Katie Kratz Stine (R-District 24) serves at the Senate’s president pro tem.


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Events planned for lovebirds, lovesick By Amanda Joering Alley


Alexandria’s Signs of All Kinds Plus owner Tony Painter, left, with his staff of family members from left, including his sister Tammy Peters, and his parents, Judy and Dennis Painter, Friday, Jan. 29. All are Alexandria residents.

Family ‘signs’ up to take over Alexandria business By Chris Mayhew

Signs of All Kinds is now Signs of All Kinds Plus in recognition of new ownership and expanded services at the Alexandria business. When Alexandria resident Tony Painter, 40, purchased Signs of All Kinds in October 2010 he added “Plus” to the business’ name in recognition of the extra skills he’s brought including graphic and website design. “I’m a designer on staff, basically who can create anything that you need,” Painter said. Painter also brought along his family into the business. All are Alexandria residents, with Painter’s sister, Tammy Peters, and his mother, Judy Painter, helping make the clothing and signs the business is known for, and his father, Dennis Painter, as the bookkeeper. Tony Painter had found himself out of a job after 17 years working in graphic design and sales for the Radac Corporation in Dayton after the company was purchased. Painter said he enrolled in the interactive media courses at Gateway Community and Technical College three weeks after being laid off. He decided to start his own business about a year later.

“People are being forced into being entrepreneurs,” he said. Painter said he loves being in business for himself so much that he created his own shirts with the message “I Love My JOB” printed on them. The business has 24 color presses, creating shirts and sweatpants, he said. The Camel Corner room, with clothing to root on the Campbell County High School is still part of the business. Painter said he will create logos and messages to customer’s specifications for the clothing in Camel Corner including names on jerseys or sweatshirts. “A lot of the stuff we do is pretty much custom work,” he said. Painter said he also creates custom websites, promotional materials, packet folders, vehicle magnets, and of course – signs. He’s also started using a process where messages and logos are printed onto surfaces including ceiling tiles and floor tiles. Painter said he loves his job because every day there is something different to do, and because of who helps him run the business. “It’s a family-run business,” he said. For more about your community, visit

This week at the Campbell County libraries Cold Spring

• Adventure Club: Fossils from Prehistoric Kentucky 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 Learn about fossils found in Kentucky from the Ice Age and Ordovician Era when the Behringer-Crawford Museum visits the library. Ages 6-11. Please register.

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• Family Craft: Pop-up Valentines 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 Celebrate Valentine's Day by creating pop-up cards. Registration required. • Job Hunting Part 1 - 10 Best Ways to Get a Job 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14 Learn proven and successful ways to begin a new career in the first part of this two-part workshop. This session focuses on effective job searching skills, how to develop professional materi-

als needed for a job and professional interviewing techniques. • Adventure Club: Music and Movement with BiOkoto Drum and Dance Theatre 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14 Explore the culture of Nigeria and Ghana through rhythm and movement. Ages 6-11. Registration required.


• Adventure Club: The Dinosaur Show. 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 Learn about dinosaurs in this funny, magical and educational show. Ages 611. No registration required. The website address is; 24-hour reference service, www.ask; 24-hour circulation service, 859-5725041; and 24-hour storytelling service, 859-5725039.

From the traditional romantic dinners to some anti-love parties, businesses across Campbell County have plenty to offer during the upcoming Valentine’s Day weekend. At Vito’s Cafe in Fort Thomas, couples can enjoy a special Valentine’s Day dinner with an appetizer, entree and a dessert for $90. “We’re also holding a big benefit all weekend for the American Heart Association,” said owner Mary Cipel. “Since it’s Valentine’s Day weekend and February is American Heart Month, we thought it would be a good fit.” Every evening from Friday, Feb. 11 until Monday, Feb. 14, Vito’s singing servers will be wearing red hearts and participating in a competition to see who gets picked as diners’ favorites. The customer who makes the biggest donation to the heart association gets the singing services of top two servers for one night, either for dinner at their house or to work at an event they are hosting, Cipel said. Some businesses, like Jerzee’s Pub and Grill in Newport, are taking a different approach to the traditionally romantic weekend. Owner Travis French said Jerzee’s is having some fun


Beth Meier, 8, makes a Valentine's Day craft during an event at the Fort Thomas branch of the Campbell County Public Library. and hosting a Valentine’s Love Stinks Party Monday, Feb. 14. “Valentine’s Day is centered around couples and being in love,” French said. “But, not everyone is always in a relationship this time of year, so we want people to know they can stop by here and have some fun anyway.” French said the bar will be offering drink specials and entertainment will be

provided by Pete Dressman and Soul Unified Nation. Here is what some other local businesses have going on for Valentine’s Day weekend: • York St. Cafe, Newport: Valentine’s Day Dinner from 5-10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14. Reservations required. Call 261-9675 for more information. • Horbrauhaus, Newport: Valentine’s Day Dinner from 4-9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13


Olivia Whitehead, 9 and Ian Cooney, 6, put some finishing touches on their Valentine’s Day crafts at the Campbell County Library’s Fort Thomas branch.

and Monday, Feb. 14, for $50 a couple. For more information and reservations call 491-7200. • Southgate House, Newport: Lovesick – Anti-Valentine’s Day Extravaganza Friday, Feb. 11. Featuring live music by the Sundresses, Sleepin’ Dogs, Tammy WhyNots, Banderas, Lions Rampant, Joshua Black Wilkins, Lydia Loveless, G. Burton, Strawboss, The Mudpies and SwitchBlade Syndicate. • One More Bar, Cold Spring: Love Drunk Valentine’s Party Saturday, Feb. 12. Featuring live music by the Cody Kirscher Band and Valentine-themed drink specials. • Southern Lanes, Alexandria: The Valentine’s Massacre Saturday, Feb. 12. Featuring live music by Pulse 8, Beyond the Divide and Antic Terror. • Pete’s Place, Melbourne: Valentine’s Bash Saturday, Feb. 12. Featuring live music by the Spys.

Bring the tropics to your yard with a pineapple If you like really fresh pineapple, and have a year or so, guess what? You can grow your own! Pick a pineapple with good looking foliage on top, especially the center leaves at the crown. Cut off the top at the point where the foliage and fruit come together. Peel off the lower leaves up about an inch or two, and clean off any leftover fruit. Set this aside for a day and let it dry and callus a bit. Now you have two ways to root your pineapple top. One is by simply placing it on top of a glass of water, with the bottom stem in the water (the foliage supports it on top of the glass rim), and give it time to root. Once roots develop, plant the rooted pineapple top in a pot with potting soil. Or you can skip that procedure – using a wide shallow pot (with good drainage), filled with a good potting mix, and maybe a few tablespoons of coffee grounds to make the soil more acidic, plant your pineapple top with the stem down into the soil, and the soil is even with the bottom

of the foliage. W a t e r well, and mist the foliage with a little diluted water-solRon Wilson uble fertilizIn the er. apgarden plesP i n etake many of their nutrients from the nutrients dissolved in rainwater, so this will simulate rain feeding. Keep your pineapple in a bright area indoors, moving it outdoors during the summer, and watch it root and grow. Now, getting a pineapple to set fruit takes time and a little trickery. Give your pineapple about six months to a year to root and grow. Then, place a couple ripe apples in a plastic bag, along with the pineapple plant, and tie it closed. Leave it like this for about a week or so. The ethylene gas produced from the ripening apples will help encourage the pineapple to flower and eventually set fruit. It really does work!

A banana a day

Not only are bananas really good for you, they’re really good for the soil and your plants! No doubt about it – bananas really are one of the super fruits for us to eat! Not only are they one of the best sources of instant and sustained energy, bananas can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions. They help regulate high blood pressure, naturally energize the brain, they’re a great colon cleanser, help take the edge off periods of depression, help curb heartburn, morning sickness and sometimes good for hangovers, and believe it or not, have been a help for some smokers to kick their smoking habit. So, we should all be eating a banana or two a day, right? And when you’re finished eating your banana, don’t throw out the peel! You see, the banana benefits just keep going because banana peels are good for your soil and for your plants. By adding banana peels

back to the soil, they break down, add organic matter back to the soil, and also add nutrients such as potash and phosphorus. Simply cut up your peels in thin slices and toss them in the garden, or in the landscape mulch, or if you want, actually chop them into the soil. And if you have houseplants, take the peels and slide them down between the soil and the side of the pot. That way you add organic matter to your houseplants soil, and give them a light boost of banana peel nutrients. As they break down, banana peels don’t smell, and don’t attract bugs, so they’re safe to use with your plants indoors. So, when someone says an apple a day keeps the doctor away, remind them that a banana a day has about four times the effect – both for you and for your plants! Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. Reach him at columns@


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Isolation & Togetherness, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Works by Matthew Andrews, Dominic Sansone, Mallory Felktz, Marcia Alscher, Alan Grizzell, Patrick Meier, Sherman Cahal and Janie Marino. Free. Through Feb. 18. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Youth Dance, 7-10 p.m., Alexandria Firehouse, 7951 Alexandria Pike, Fire Department Hall, downstairs. For area students in grades 4-8. Benefits Alexandria Fire and Police Explorers. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Alexandria Fire Explorer Post 100. 859-635-5991. Alexandria.


AARP Tax-Aide, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Middle and low-income taxpayers are eligible for tax preparation service. Those with complex tax returns advised to seek professional assistance. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665; Burlington.

MarketReady Training, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service, 3500 Alexandria Pike, Training designed to help farmers understand what it takes to make the leap to selling their homegrown and value-added products into restaurants and retail markets. Course also given at other locations and dates. $25. Registration required. 859-257-7272, ext. 223; Highland Heights.


Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, 90 W. Alexandria Pike, Free. 859-781-8105; Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, $5. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., Camp Springs Vineyard, 6685 Four Mile Road, $1. 859-4480253. Camp Springs.


Health Screening, 9 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Newport, 52 Carothers Road, Brief health questionnaire, blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/postural evaluation. Free. 859-291-2225. Newport.


Valentine’s Day Special, 5-11 p.m., Vito’s Cafe, 654 Highland Ave., Suite 29, Package for two. Jumbo shrimp cocktail, appetizer; bistecca Diana, entree; chocolate decadence cake, dessert. Red roses for ladies. Children’s menu available, $7. $90 plus tax and tip. 859-442-9444; Fort Thomas.


Little River Band, 7:30 p.m., Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Includes dinner buffet at 6 p.m. and show. Performing hits “Lonesome Loser,” “Cool Change, Lady,” “Take It Easy On Me,” “Help Is On Its Way” and more. $70 stage front, $60 VIP, $50, $40. Reservations required. 859-491-8000; Newport. Lovesick 3, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Whole house. Doors open 8:30 p.m. Music by the Sundresses, the Lions Rampant, Banderas, Sleepin Dogs, Tammy Whynots, Joshua Black Wilkins, G. Burton, Lydia Loveless and SwitchBlade Syndicate. $8 ages 18-20, $5 ages 21 and up. 859431-2201; Newport.


Close To Home, 6 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., CD Release Show. With Pilot Around the Stars, Make This Your Summer and To Die For. VIP includes entry to Sound Check Party, pizza dinner, VIP laminate, signed poster and meet-and-greet before show. $25 VIP, $12, $10 advance. 859-291-2233; Covington.


Dean Edwards, 8 p.m. (Ages 21 and up) and 10:30 p.m. (Ages 18 and up), Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $17. 859-957-2000; Newport. Dysfunctional Comedy Tour, 8 p.m., Sis’s Family Affair, 837 Monmouth St., Comedians scheduled to appear: Jason Robbins, Michael Rudolph, Larry Love, Ray Price and Rob Wilfong. Dinner includes prime rib, shrimp, steak, chicken and more at 6 p.m. $30. Reservations required. 859-363-9848. Newport Downtown.

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The Odd Couple, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Neurotic neat freak Felix Ungar and slovenly sportswriter Oscar Madison have almost nothing in common, except being two divorcees dysfunctionally sharing one New York apartment. $15-$19. Through Feb. 13. 859-957-1940; Covington. S A T U R D A Y, F E B . 1 2


Isolation & Togetherness, Noon-3 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd.,Works by Matthew Andrews, Dominic Sansone, Mallory Felktz, Marcia Alscher,Alan Grizzell, Patrick Meier, Sherman Cahal and Janie Marino. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Exhibit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Rivercenter II, 100 Rivercenter, Follow the posted signs to the exhibit of more than 1,000 pieces of art created by students from across the region. Teens and adults. Part of the ArtsWave Sampler Weekend. Free. 513-871-2787; Covington.


The Twisted Brush is having a painting workshop and wine tasting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at Elk Creek Winery in Crestview Hills Town Center. Bring a friend or a date for Valentine’s weekend and create a 16-by-20 acrylic painting in less than two hours. The cost is $39 per person, all art supplies included; paired with a wine tasting it’s $49.99. No talent or previous training needed: Just have a beverage, a brush and a blast! Reservations are recommended. Dress casual and those under 21 can bring in a beverage of their own. For more information or to make a reservation call 513-335-3887 or 859-331-0619; or visit Elk Creek Winery is located at 2837 Town Center Blvd., Crestview Hills. Pictured is a group with their paintings at a previous Twisted Brush workshop at Elk Creek Winery.


Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, $5. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 1-8 p.m., Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 859-448-0253. Camp Springs. Chocolate and Bourbon Food Item Tasting, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, 411 E. 10th St., “Treat” your Valentine to samples from Ruth Hunt Candy, Weisenberger Mills and Bourbon Barrel Foods. Free. 859-261-4287; Newport.


My Girl Friday, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Bottoms Up, 11 E. Fifth St., Cover band. Free. Presented by Bottoms Up Tavern. 859-261-1848. Covington.


Dysfunctional Comedy Tour, 8 p.m., Muggbees Sports Bar, 2515 Ritchie Street, Dinner of chicken or baby back ribs, side items and a drink. Dinner 6:30 p.m. and DJ follows show. $15. Reservations required. 859-3639848. Crescent Springs.


Sweetheart’s Valentine’s Dance, 6 p.m.midnight, Alexandria Firehouse, 7951 Alexandria Pike, Cocktails served at 6 p.m. Steak or chicken dinner at 7 p.m. Dancing 8 p.m.-midnight. Music by Mike Young. Semiformal. Benefits Alexandria Fire Department. $50 per couple. Reservations required. 859635-5991. Alexandria. Valentine’s Day Special, 5-11 p.m., Vito’s Cafe, $90 plus tax and tip. 859-442-9444; Fort Thomas.


Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Super Bowl Bellewood, 1211 Waterworks Road, $12 buckets, $3 domestics and $2 Jell-O shots. With DJ Chill Will. No cover. 859-781-1211; Newport.


Music for the Mountains, 8:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Whole house. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Music by the Tillers, Magnolia Mountain, the Hiders, Kim Taylor, Jake Speed & the Freddies, Frontier Folk Nebraska, the Frankl Project, Duquette Johnston, Shiny & the Spoon, Hickory Robot, the Rubber Knife Gang and more. Benefit to stop mountaintop removal coal mining. Ages 18 and up. $15. 859-431-2201; Newport.


Ricky Nye Inc., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. With Bekah Williams., Chez Nora, 859-491-8027. Covington.


Cef Michael Band, 10 p.m., Peecox II, 859356-1440; Independence.


Dis/Troy, 7 p.m., Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., Part of Playhouse Off the Hill series, prices vary by location. Adaptation by Yokanaan Kerns, based on Homer’s “The Iliad.” Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 513-345-2242; Covington. S U N D A Y, F E B . 1 3

FOOD & DRINK Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, $5. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 859-448-0253. Camp Springs. HEALTH / WELLNESS

How Healthy Are You?, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Hopeful Lutheran Church, 6430 Hopeful Church Road, Information on state-of-the-art German technology used to measure and analyze body energy through the hand. With Vicki Richter, certified biopulsar biofeedback analyst. Benefits Hopeful Lutheran Church. Ages 18 and up. $20. Reservations required. Presented by Natural Healing 4 You. 513218-1493; Florence.


Valentine Party, 2-4 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Includes magic show and special Valentine craft. Family friendly. Free. 859-962-4002. Erlanger. Valentine’s Day Special, 5-9 p.m., Vito’s Cafe, $90 plus tax and tip. 859-442-9444; Fort Thomas. Valentine’s Brunch, 1 p.m., Yesterday’s Cafe & Tea Room, 264 Main St., Themed brunch. $18.95. Reservations required. 859-5944832. Florence.


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Annie Oakley’s Wild West Show, 2 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Hilarious characters and tall tales brought to life. Presented by Madcap Puppet Theatre. Ages 3 and up. Registration required. 859342-2665. Union.

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Dean Edwards, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15. Ages 21 and up. 859-9572000; Newport.


Cincinnati Opera hosts community performances of its first education touring production of the season, “This Little Light of Mine: The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price,” with soprano Adrienne Danrich, pictured. Performances are Feb. 12, 20 and 26. It is a musical tribute to Anderson and Price and the role music played during the Civil Rights Movement. The program is recommended for students in sixth through 12th grades, families and adults. Performances are 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave.; 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Allen Temple A.M.E. Church, 7080 Reading Road; at 1:55 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the School for Creative and Performing Arts, 108 West Central Parkway; and at 6 p.m. Feb. 26, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Cost $5 at the Freedom Center; other performances are free. Call 513-768-5562 or visit

The Odd Couple, 3 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $15-$19. 859-9571940; Covington.


Be My Valentine Supreme Beauty Pageant, 1:30 p.m., Hilton Cincinnati Airport, 7373 Turfway Road, Dressing room opens 12:30 p.m. Categories: Prettiest Hair, Prettiest Eyes, Prettiest Smile; Over All Most Beautiful/Handsome; Talent; Valentines Wear; and Outfit of Choice. $100 for entrants. 859371-4400; Florence. M O N D A Y, F E B . 1 4


Music and Movement with Bi-Okoto Drum and Dance Theatre, 4 p.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Explore the cultures of Nigeria and Ghana through drums, songs, dances, clothing and language. Ages 1-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5033; Fort Thomas.


Valentine’s Day Dinner, 4-9 p.m., Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd., Five-course dinner. Each course contains at least one ingredient known as an aphrodisiac. $40-$50. Reservations required. 859-426-1042. Crestview Hills. T U E S D A Y, F E B . 1 5


Triangle Toastmasters Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth St., Become a confident, more effective speaker. Family friendly. Free. Through March 29. 859-652-3348. Newport. Time Traveler’s Club: Kentucky Junior Historical Society, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Cemetery cleanups, historical ghost walks, interviewing local people and creating podcasts. Includes snacks. Grades 6-12. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859342-2665. Burlington. W E D N E S D A Y, F E B . 1 6


Weight Loss Class, 5:45-6:15 p.m., Lakeside Christian Church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, $30 per month, $20 per month with three-month membership. First class free. 859-8028965. Lakeside Park.


Midday Musical Menu, 12:15 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Ave., Miami 3 performs “crossover” music, a combination of classical with rag, jazz, Klezmer, folk, pop, world music and more. Members are Michele Gingras, clarinet, Harvey Thrumer, violin and Heather MacPhail, piano. Free parking in church lots. Free; $6 lunch available at 11:30 a.m. 859-431-1786. Covington. T H U R S D A Y, F E B . 1 7

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February 10, 2011


The type of love that shines the brightest Valentine’s Day was fast approaching. A handsome young man stood at a jewelry store counter. In front of him, on a black velvet cloth, were three glittering stones. All were cut with precision and to the uneducated eye all three looked like diamonds. Actually however, one was glass, one was zircon, and one was an elegant diamond. The price range went from $75 to several thousand. Only a professional gemologist could immediate tell them apart. They looked stunning but needed to be carefully distinguished – just as types of love need to be carefully distinguished as regards their value. In fact, we can use the three stones before the young man to symbolize three possible kinds of love. The faceted glass stone could represent a particular kind of love called “if-love.” It’s the most common type of love. Of course, it glitters and glis-

tens but it’s not very valuable and easily scratched. It has strings attached. If-love is not love at all. It’s self-centered and offered only in Father Lou exchange for Guntzelman something our lover Perspectives alleged wants from us. “If you put me first, meet my expectations and be what I want you to be; if you’re sexually fulfilling; if you overlook any kind of treatment from me, I’ll love you.” So many ifs. So many strings attached. So much self-centeredness. Many such fragile relationships crack and break apart after awhile. Expectations eventually are not met, disillusionment sets in, and whatever we bartered away to get this if-only love wasn’t enough.

The third stone, the brilliant diamond, symbolizes unconditional love. Colloquially we could call it “in spite of” kind of love. What was thought to be genuine love turns into disinterest or hate. Sometimes even parental love can be tainted by the “if” kind of love. Whether its expectations are the too-strict demands of Tiger Mom, or the absence of needed discipline from Too Soft Moms, young children can become confused over whether they are truly loved at all. The second stone, representing the second kind of love, could be called the “because” kind of love. A person is still not loved for themselves but because of some quality they possess, something they have, or something they do. “I love you because you have such a beautiful body; because you’re rich,

powerful, popular or well-known.” This kind of love gave birth to the belief that “power, money and position are the greatest aphrodisiacs!” Of course, if we’re loved because of some thing or quality we have, what will happen if we lose it or someone else comes along with more of the lovable quality? What happens when age takes away the quality, poor economic times deplete our resources, or an accident deforms our body? If we can have an inkling that we are loved with a because-kindof-love, insecurity results. We stay on guard lest it appear we have lost the tenuous quality which endear us. We worry: “If the quality goes, will love go, too?” The third stone, the brilliant diamond, symbolizes unconditional love. Colloquially we could call it “in spite of” kind of love. There are no strings attached, no list of expectations, we do not deserve it or earn it – we just mysteriously receive it from the one loving us.

We are loved just because the one loving us sees some great worth in us as a person. We probably don’t even see it ourselves. We are irreplaceable to the one who loves us. This is also the kind of love with which God loves us. It’s not because we’ve done everything right and earn it, but it comes from the heart of the one loving us. This unconditional love is rare among humans. Yet, this is the kind of love for which our hearts are desperately hunger. It is a very rare gem to find. Fortunate are those who experience it. Victor Hugo stated well its importance: “The supreme happiness in life is the conviction of being loved for oneself, or, more correctly, being loved in spite of oneself.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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It’s a piece of cake to make your own Valentines I remember well my first box of Valentine’s candy. I was 16 and my boyfriend, Jim, brought over two huge heart-shaped boxes of candy from the drugstore. One was, of course, for me, and the other was for Mom. Needless to say, Jim scored brownie points that day. But he taught me a valuable lesson: Valentine’s Day is not just for sweethearts.

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So trendy! Lots of specialty pastry makers have these for sale. You can make your own. 1 box favorite cake mix or homemade, baked according to directions

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Let cake cool completely. Break into pieces and, with a mixer or fork, crumble cake into fine crumbs. Start adding icing, about 1 ⁄2 cup at a time. You’ll notice

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bag. Store in fridge, covered. Bring to room temperature before eating. Even easier: Use doughnut holes instead of the cake. This is especially fun for the kids to do. I like to use glazed doughnut holes. Optional but good: Substitute up to 1⁄4 cup of favorite liqueur for liquid used in cake mix, or add an extra dash of vanilla, some cinnamon, etc.

Chocolate-covered cherries

Rivals store bought! Make as many, or as little, as you like. I first tasted these when friend and colleague Perrin Rountree, an Anderson Township reader, brought me some. 1 jar, l0 oz., maraschino cherries with stems Drain cherries very well for several hours. They must be dry for fondant to adhere.

Fast fondant

Not a true fondant, but an easy one. You’ll have fondant leftover. Freeze fondant up to a month.

It’s easy to make food from the heart for your special Valentine. 3 tablespoons butter, softened 3 tablespoons light corn syrup 2 cups powdered sugar 12 oz. or so melted chocolate Mix butter and syrup, then mix in powdered sugar. It will look a bit dry but will come together as you knead it smooth. If too soft to handle, chill for 15 minutes. (Mixture can also be made a week ahead and brought to room temperature). Shape 1⁄2 to l teaspoon mixture around each cherry, fitting the fondant closely to the cherry, enclosing the base of the stem as well. Roll in your palms to smooth fondant. Place on baking sheet and chill until firm. This is necessary for the chocolate to adhere.

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Dairy-free chocolate chips: Read labels. Alexia Kadish, a Loveland reader, cautions to read labels to make sure chips are dairyfree. The recipe from a reader last week for dairy-free chocolate chip cookies called for chocolate chips. Some are dairy-free; others are not; others may be dairy-free but processed in a plant that uses dairy.


As Alexia suggests, “A good way to locate chocolate chips without dairy is to look for the kosher label that has a tiny reference to ‘parve’ next to it.” Checking further, “parve” means by rabbinical supervision there will be no milk, butter or dairy in it. ‘D’ or ‘dairy’ will mean it could be possible that dairy is included. Thanks, Alexia!

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LEGAL NOTICE The Campbell County Fiscal Court, at a special meeting to be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the Campbell County Administration Building, 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky, will call for second reading and consideration of passage the following ordinance, said ordinance having been read by title and a summary given for the first time at the February 2, 2011, regular meeting of the Court. CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE O-03-11 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT UPDATING THE OFFICIAL LIST OF ROADS IN CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, THAT WILL BE CON TROLLED AND MAINTAINED BY THE CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT, AND AMENDING ORDINANCE O-10-08, TO ADD THE FOLLOWING ROADS TO SAID OFFI CIAL LIST: DARLINGTON CREEK DRIVE, WALNUT CREEK DRIVE AND SYCAMORE CREEK DRIVE The full text of Ordinance O-03-11 will be on file in the Office of the County Clerk, Newport, Kentucky, and is on file in the Office of the Fiscal Court Clerk, Newport, Kentucky, and same is available for inspection and use by the public during regular business hours. I, Paula K. Spicer, Clerk of the Campbell County Fiscal Court, hereby certify that this summary was prepared by me at the direction of the Campbell County Fiscal Court and that said summary is a true and accurate summary of the contents of Ordinance O-03-11. Paula K. Spicer Fiscal Court Clerk


LEGAL NOTICE The Cold Spring Board of Adjustment will conduct a public hearing in the Council Chambers at the Cold Spring City Building, 5694 East Alexandria Pike on Tuesday evening, February 22, 2011 at 7:00 PM. The agenda for this hearing includes the following items. These items may not be heard in the order listed in this advertisement. Please plan to attend if you want to learn more about them or provide input. David A. Kruer APPLICANT: 17 Cedar Point LOCATION: REQUEST: to seek a variance reducing the required side yard for an accessory structure from 10 feet to 4 feet within the R-1D Zone (this issue was tabled from the January 18, 2011 meeting) Information about these proposals is available for public review weekdays between 8 AM and 5 PM at NKAPC, 2332 Royal Drive in Fort Mitchell. If you have a disability for which the Board needs to provide accommodations, please notify the staff at least seven days prior to the public hearing. You may submit your request by calling 859.331.8980, faxing 859.331.8987, or emailing Andy Videkovich, AICP NKAPC Senior Planner


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 12:00 pm for calendar year 2011 in the months of March through December. The February meeting will be Friday the 25th. All meetings will be held at 2835 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, Kentucky 41018, Conference Room 1. Ron Lovan,President / CEO 1001620397 INVITATION TO BID Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III will be accepting sealed bids for the renovation of 926 Hamlet St., located in the City of Newport, Kentucky. Bids are due no later than 12:00 p.m., local time, March 11, 2011, at the offices of NMHC 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 “926 Hamlet St. Renovation Project #11-02”. Must be a certified Lead Renovator. A copy of certification must be presented with bid. Bidding Documents may be examined beginning February 10, 2011 at the following locations: Allied Construction Industries, Cincinnati, OH, and the McGraw Hill Plan room, Cincinnati, OH. Copies of Bidding Documents may be purchased beginning February 10, 2011 by Bidders at: Phipps Reprographics, 6920 Plainfield Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236, Phone: 513-793-1030 Fax: 513-793-1107 NMHC III will conduct a pre-bid walkthrough of the building at 10:00 a.m., local time, February 17, 2011. A certified check or bank draft, payable to NMHC 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. NMHC 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 NMHC III to do so. It is the intent of NMHC III to award a contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder. NMHC III is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 1620522

Lisa Harrell of Lakeside Park, Becky Handel of Fort Wayne, Ind., Julia Allegrini of Newport, Monica Steffen of Alexandria, Teresa Radcliff of Crestview Hills, Elizabeth Allegrini of Fort Thomas and Anne Northcutt of Plantation, Fla.; son, Michael Allegrini of Branford, Conn.; brothers, Joseph Bandiera of Sullivan Island, S.C., and Rev. Columbo Bandiera of Morgantown, W.Va.; 29 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery. Memorials: Sisters/Associates of the Congregation of Divine Providence, 1000 St. Anne Drive, Melbourne, KY 41059 or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Ruby Biedenharn

Ruby Anne Hughes Holbrook Biedenharn, 91, of Fort Thomas, died Jan. 27, 2011, at Highlandspring, Fort Thomas. She served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. She began teaching in Ludlow and retired from the Newport School System after teaching most of her career at A.D. Owens Elementary School. Her husband, Wesley “Red” Holbrook; a daughter, Lora Sue Johnson; sisters, Inez Ankrom, Hattie Johns and Lee Brock; and brother, William Hughes, died previously. Survivors include her son, Terrill Biedenharn of Fort Thomas; daughter, Lissa A. Cash of Suffolk, Va.; and four grandchildren. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: Women’s Memorial Foundation, Dept. 560, Washington, DC 20042.

Joseph Michael Boyers

Joseph Michael Boyers, 61, of Southgate, died Jan. 30, 2011, at Mercy Franciscan Hospital, Cincinnati. He was retired and worked in customer service at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. He was a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran, a member of John R. Little VFW Post No. 3186 and a past member of Lawler-Hanlon VFW Post. His parents, William and Alfrieda Boyers, died previously. Survivors include brothers, William Boyers of Delhi, Ohio, James Boyers of Newport, Edward Boyers of Southgate and Charles Boyers of Chaptico, Md.; and sister, Rose Frilling of Fairfield, Ohio. Memorials: St. Therese School, 2516 Alexandria Pike, Southgate, KY 41071.

Anne Herricks Clarke

Anne Herricks Clarke, 78, of Covington, died Jan. 31, 2011, at Providence Pavilion Health Care, Covington. She was a homemaker and former owner/operator of Joseph Clarke & Company, Covington. Her husband, Joseph E. Clarke, died previously. Survivors include sons, Joseph E. Clarke Jr. of Mariemont, Ohio, Stephen Clarke of Bridgetown, Ohio, Andrew Clarke of Columbia, Md., Lawrence Clarke of Covington, David Clarke of Florence, Dan Clarke of Fort Thomas and Mike Clarke of Covington; daughters, Beth Mersch of Vience, Va., Joyce O’Neill of Kingsport, Tenn., and Sarah Hanna of Northside, Ohio; and 21 grandchildren. Interment was at Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: St. Benedict Church, 338 E. 17th St., Covington, KY 41014 or Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202.

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Madonna Eschenbach

Madonna R. Eschenbach, 65, of Highland Heights, died Feb. 1, 2011, at University Hospital, Cincinnati. She was a receptionist with the University Hospital Cardiology Department. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Cold Spring, and a founding member of the 4H Saddle Club of Campbell County. She worked as D.C. of Seven Hills Pony Club and was a volunteer for the U.S. Pony Club. A grandson, Morgan Petry, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Jim Eschenbach; daughter, Dianna Petry of Independence; son, David Eschenbach of Dublin, Ohio; brothers, Jerry Fortriede of Long Beach, Calif., and David Fortriede of Punta Gorda, Fla.; and two grandchildren. Memorials: Kentucky Equine Humane Center, P.O. Box 91024, Lexington, KY 40591.

Avonna Heringer

Avonna “Vonnie” Heringer, 66, of Butler, died Feb. 2, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and member of the Grassy Creek Christian Church and Pendleton County Homemakers. Her husband, George Christopher Heringer; a brother, A.C. Rice; and a sister, Celia Rice, died previously. Survivors include her son, Scott Heringer of Butler; daughter, Gina Swobland of Alexandria; brothers, Donald Rice and Preston Rice of Butler, Leon Rice of Arizona, Gary Rice and Kenny Rice of Falmouth and Johnny Rice of Alexandria; sisters, Sandy Ashworth of Arizona, Sharon Kurtz of Burlington and Carla Hubbard and Cindy LeMaster, both of Demossville; five grandchildren;

and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Gardnersvile Cemetery. Memorials: Boston Community Church, 8340 U.S. 27 N., Butler, KY 41006.

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Kenneth Martin

Kenneth Douglas Martin, 70, of Winter Park, Fla., formerly of Fort Thomas, died Jan. 29, 2011, after a three-year battle with sarcoma cancer. He was a former member of First Christian Church, Fort Thomas. He held senior management positions with The Gillette Company, was president and CEO of Scripto, group executive of Allegheny International and group president and CEO of Mennen. Survivors include his wife, Susan Martin; sons, Mark Martin of Grayslake, Ill., and Scott Martin of Rutherfordton, N.C.; daughter, Edith Windsor of Savannah, Ga.; and eight grandchildren. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: First Christian Church, 1031 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, KY 41075 or University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Institute, Houston, Texas.

George Mosley

George Mosley, 48, of California, died Jan. 30, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a minister of music, and a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church and the Campbell County Marching Band of Pride. His parents, George and Minnie Taylor; sisters Judy Kennish and Bonnie Welch; and brothers Duane Mosley and Steven Mosley died previously. Survivors include his wife, Maryann Eichman Mosley; daughters, Emily Mosley and Heather Mosley; son, Robert Uecker Jr.; sisters, Phyllis Rooney and Minnie

William Shrimpton

William Patrick Shrimpton, 70, of Newport, died Jan. 23, 2011, at his home. No services. Fares J. Radel Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Deltha Turner

Styer; brother, Bill Mosley; and four grandchildren. Interment was at Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: George Mosley Fund, c/o any Fifth Third Bank.

Deltha Turner, 88, of Butler, died Jan. 31, 2011, at her residence. She was a former housekeeper at Lakeside Place. Her husband, Greenberry Turner, died previously. Survivors include sons, Mike Turner of Grants Lick and Herschell Turner of St. Louis, Mo.; daughter, Eula Faye Farmer of Girdler, Ky.; sisters, Martha Herald of Wilder, Nancy Combs of Newport and Georgia Deaton of Franklin, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Grants Lick.

Howard Schwalbach II

Myrtle L. Vicars

Howard J. Schwalbach II, 72, of Alexandria, died Jan. 29, 2011. He retired from Stevenson Photocolor of Norwood, Ohio, where he was an offset pressman for 30 years. He was a member and past president of Can-Tuc’s Primitive Weapons Club, member of Kentuckiana Arms Collector’s Association, Campbell County Bowhunters, and the NRA, and former member of Ohio Gun Collector’s Association. He was a charter member of the Over the Hill Gang of Alexandria. Survivors include his wife, Sheila Nichols Schwalbach; son, Howard J. Schwalbach III; nephews, Jeffrey Gibson of Texas, Chris Gibson of Alexandria, Ken Elliott of Ohio; and nieces, Margaret Huber, Tammy Popp and Kathy DeBruler, all of Alexandria. Memorials: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.

Myrtle L. Vicars, 70, of Falmouth, formerly of Covington, died Jan. 27, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Florence. Her parents, Joseph I. and Anna M. Balz Kaiser; sister, Alvera Kaiser McMillan; and a grandson, Paul Anthony Vicars, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Leeman Vicars; brothers, Bernard Kaiser of Florence and Robert Kaiser of Cincinnati; sons, Edward Vicars of Southgate, Scott Vicars of Fort Wright, Keith Vicars of Taylor Mill and

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February 10, 2011 Kevin Vicars of Walton; daughters, Pamela Vicars Ernest of Edgewood and Deborah Vicars Rogers of Dry Ridge; 23 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Interment was at Independence Cemetery.

Nancy White

Nancy White, 78, of Taylor Mill, died Feb. 4, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She helped start Redwood School in Fort Mitchell and Redwood Guild. She served as the program manager of Redwood School and co-chair of Redwood Express. She was a member of St. Anthony Parish, Taylor Mill, co-founder of Holy Cross Learning Academy and was named Northern Kentucky Woman of the of the Year in 1994. A grandson, Robby Tormey, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Russ White; daughter, Patti Tormey of Taylor Mill; son, Michael White of Mason, Ohio; sisters, Rodie Bender of Fort Thomas and Ann Hinzman of Rock Island, Ill.; and two grandchildren. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Holy Cross Church, Latonia. Mass of Christian Burial will follow. Memorials: Holy Cross Learning Academy, 3612 Church St., Latonia, KY 41015.

Helen M. Zubrycki

Helen M. Stuzenski Zubrycki, 86, of Alexandria, died Feb. 1, 2011, at


Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport. Her husband, Theodore Zubrycki, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Theresa Seger of Alexandria; granddaughters, Melissa Casado of Miami, Fla., Helene Wirth of Dublin, Ohio, and Amanda Mundrick-Riemer of Fort Mitchell; and one great-grandchild. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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LEGAL NOTICE The City of Dayton Police Department, 859-261-1471, will be accepting sealed bids for twelve surplus shotguns with cases. Sealed bids must be received by the Dayton Police Department, 514 Sixth Ave., Dayton, KY 41074, no later than Feb. 16, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. Bids will be for the entire lot of surplus shotguns. Winning bidder must transfer the shotguns to his/her name. The city reserves the right to accept or reject all bids. 1620586

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February 10, 2011 INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT To The Mayor and Council City of Bellevue Campbell County, Kentucky I have audited the accompanying financial statements of the governmental activities, the business-type activities, each major fund, and the aggregate remaining fund information of City of Bellevue as of and for the year ended June 30, 2010, which collectively comprise the City’s basic financial statements as listed in the table of contents. These financial statements are the responsibility of the City of Bellevue’s management. My responsibility is to express opinions on these financial statements based on my audit.

INVITATION TO BID PROJECT: Durable Outdoor Uniform Apparel Date: February 10, 2011 SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) P.O. Box 18640 or 2835 Crescent Springs Road Erlanger, Kentucky 41018-0640 Erlanger, Kentucky 41018-0640 UNTIL: Date: February 24, 2011 Time: 10:00 a.m., local time At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed purchase is generally described as follows: The sale and delivery to various designated locations in Kenton and Campbell Counties, Kentucky of selected durable outdoor apparel, all as specified in the periodic orders of the District placed during the period from April 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012, with up to two one-year extensions of the period at the sole discretion of the Owner. All Bids must be in accordance with the Bidding Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District, 2835 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, Kentucky 41018. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office at the address indicated herein by contacting Ed Prather at (859) 426-2701. Bids will be received on a unit price basis as described in the Bidding Documents. Bidder shall submit samples of the following apparel items: pullover hooded sweatshirt, jean, arctic bib overall, thermal lined hooded jacket, waterproof jacket, and waterproof pants. Bidder shall also submit sample catalogs of all uniform apparel available. Sample items and catalogs must be submitted with the Bid Form prior to the date and time indicated above. Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, nonresponsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the selected Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 60 days after the day of bid opening. Ron Lovan, President/CEO Northern Kentucky Water District


I conducted my audit in accordance with auditing standards and the standards generally accepted in the United States of America and the standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States. Those standards require that I plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. I believe that my audit provides a reasonable basis for my opinion. In my opinion, the basic financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the governmental activities, the business-type activities, each major fund, and the aggregate remaining fund information of the City of Bellevue as of June 30, 2010 and the respective changes in financial position and cash flows, where applicable, thereof and for the year then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. In accordance with Government Auditing Standards, I have also issued a report dated December 17, 2010, on my consideration of City of Bellevue’s internal control over financial reporting and on my tests of its compliance with certain provisions of laws, regulations, contracts and grant agreements and other matters. The purpose of that report is to decide the scope of my testing of the internal control over financial reporting and compliance and the results of that testing and not to provide an opinion on the internal control over financial reporting or on compliance. That report is an integral part of an audit performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and should be read in conjunction with this report in considering the results of my audit. The Management's discussion and analysis information on pages 3 through 6 are not a required part of the basic financial statements but are supplementary information required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. I have applied certain limited procedures, which consisted principally of inquiries of management regarding the methods of measurement and presentation of the supplementary information. However, I did not audit the information and express no opinion on it. My audit was made for the purpose of forming an opinion on the financial statements that collectively comprise the City of Bellevue’s basic financial statements. The additional information shown on pages 33 and 38 is presented for the purpose of additional analysis and is not a required part of the financial statements. Such information has been subjected to the auditing procedures applied in the audit of the financial statements and, in my opinion, is fairly stated in all material respects in relation to the financial statements taken as a whole. _______________________ Robert A. Berling Jr. Certified Public Accountant December 17, 2010 CITY OF BELLEVUE, KENTUCKY STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE – BUDGET AND ACTUAL GENERAL FUND Year ended June 30, 2010

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INVITATION TO BID Date: February 10, 2011


PROJECT: Ripple Creek Pump Station to Main Street Water Main Extension Phase 3 SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT:


Date: Time:

At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed Work is generally described as follows: Construction of approximately 2,535 ft of 24" Class 200 ductile iron water main along the Main Street (KY 10) from U.S. 27 to Riley Road (KY 547) in Alexandria, Campbell County, Kentucky All Bids must be in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and Contract Documents on file, and available for examination at:





















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Charges for Bidding Documents and mailing and handling, if applicable, will not be refunded. Bids will be received on a unit price and/or lump sum basis as described in the Contract Documents. Bid security, in the form of a certified check or a Bid Bond (insuring/bonding company shall be rated "A" by AM Best) in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the maximum total bid price, must accompany each Bid. The Successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Construction Payment Bond and a Construction Performance Bond (insuring/bonding company shall be rated "A" by AM Best) as security for the faithful performance of the contract and the payment of all bills and obligations arising from the performance of the Contract. Contractor and all Subcontractors will be required to conform to the labor standards set forth in the Contract Documents. This project falls under the provisions of KRS 337.505 to 337.550 for prevailing wage rates. Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, nonresponsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the apparent qualified Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 90 days after the day of bid opening or for such longer period of time to which a Bidder may agree in writing upon request of the Owner. If a Contract is to be awarded, the Owner will give the successful Bidder a Notice of Award during the period of time during which the successful Bidder’s bid remains subject to acceptance. Richard Harrison, Vice President of Engineering and Distribution Northern Kentucky Water District 0518

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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SILVER GROVE, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, REPEALING ORDINANCE 850401 AND ESTABLISHING NEW PERSONNEL POLICIES FOR THE CITY OF SILVER GROVE. I, Cameron J. Blau, an attorney licensed to practice law int he Commonwealth of Kentucky, acting as an attorney for the Cit of Silver Grove, Kentucky, do hereby certify that this summary was prepared by me at the direction of the Council of the City of Silver Grove, Kentucky, and that this simmary is a true and accurate summary of the contents of Oddinance No. 11-0101. /s/ Cameron J. Blau Legal Advisor City of Silver Grove, Kentucky 1620106 LEGAL NOTICE The Campbell County Fiscal Court, at a regular meeting of the Court on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., at the Campbell County Courthouse, 8352 East Main Street, Alexandria, Kentucky, adopted the following ordinance upon the second reading, said ordinance having been read by title and summary given for the first time at the January 19, 2011 regular meeting of the Court. CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE NO. O-01-11 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT ADOPTING A REVISED FEE SCHEDULE TO INCLUDE STATE-MANDATED FEES FOR HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC) INSPECTION SERVICES The full text of Ordinance O-01-11 will be on file in the Office of the County Clerk, Newport, Kentucky and is on file in the Office of the Fiscal Court Clerk, Newport, Kentucky, and same is available for inspection and use by the public during regular business hours. I, Paula K. Spicer, Clerk of the Campbell County Fiscal Court, hereby certify that this summary was prepared by me at the direction of the Campbell County Fiscal Court and that said summary is a true and accurate summary of the contents of Ordinance O-01-11. Paula K. Spicer Fiscal Court Clerk 3740415/1620435


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Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road P.O. Box 18640 Erlanger, Kentucky 41018


CITY OF SILVER GROVE SUMMARY OF PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCE 11-0101 I hereby certify that the following is the title and summary of Ordinance No. 110101 of the City of Silver Grove, Kentucky, as adopted on February 1, 2011.

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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CRESTVIEW, RETAINING THE HONORABLE, JAMES A. DALEY AS ATTORNEY FOR THE CITY OF CRESTVIEW, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY WHEREAS, from time to time, and during the monthly meetings of the Commission for the City of Crestview, Kentucky, it is necessary to employ the services of legal counsel for advice on certain matters; BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF CRESTVIEW, KENTUCKY: SECTION I That James A. Daley, Attorney at Law, licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, shall be, and is hereby retained as City Attorney for the City of Crestview, Campbell County, Kentucky. He shall be paid the sum of $100.00 per hour, as billed. For this sum he shall attend all regular city commission meetings or have an an attorney attend in his place and prepare all ordinances and orders of the city commission. The City Attorney, shall in addition to the sum listed above, be paid the sum of $100.00 per hour for Iitigation arising out of normal City activities. SECTION II It is recognized that from time to time the City Attorney is requested to attend meetings and perform other functions for the City, Whille performing these functions he shall be paid the sum of $100.00 dollars per hour. SECTION III This payment ordinance shall begin January 1, 2011 and terminate on December 31, 2011 SECTION IV This ordinance shall be signed by the Mayor, attested by the City Clerk, recorded, and published. The same shall be in effect at the earliest time provided by law. FIRST READING: Jan. 4, 2011 SECOND READING: Jan 18, 2011 ADOPTED: Jan. 18, 2011


SIGNED: C.J. Peters, Mayor


ATTESTED: /s/ Max Dawson Max Dawson, Clerk


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