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Shop hop

Local quilters need to get their passports to be ready to hop from shop to shop this March. The Charming Spring Shop Hop is an annual event, said Cabin Arts owner Linda Whittenburg, and will be held March 23-26. Seven shops – five in Indiana and two in Kentucky including Burlington’s Cabin Arts – are participating.

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Field’s future

With plans under way to build a new football field and athletics complex at Campbell County High School, school district officials will also decide the future of the existing stadium behind Campbell County Middle School in Alexandria. The district’s current plans include keeping the existing field behind the middle school, named Bob Miller Stadium, but details have yet to be worked out. Besides varsity football, the middle school team, band and youth football leagues use the existing field for competitions. SCHOOLS, A6

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No matter what you’re looking for, Northern Kentucky’s independently owned book stores cater to varying and unique tastes. In Fort Thomas, The Blue Marble Children’s Bookstore, 1356 South Fort Thomas Ave., has been catering to children for 31 years. Peter Moore and his wife, Tina, own and operate the store. Beyond the shelves of books downstairs, the store features a second-floor reading room where visiting authors and groups of children are read aloud to underneath a star-decorated ceiling. LIFE, B1

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Sophomore Randy Rybarczyk works with 12-year-old Jeffrey Schenk during the basketball program.


Team works basketball partnership By Amanda Joering Alley

An agreement between the Fort Thomas Recreation Department and a local high school is giving children a chance to learn the basics of basketball through the city’s Junior Basketball Program. In exchange for a discounted use of the city’s gymnasium, players from Immaculate Conception Academy in Norwood have been running the program for the past five years. “It has really worked out over the years and everyone benefits,” said Herb Blick, a Fort Thomas Recreation Department employee. The players come every Saturday morning for eight weeks and teach defensive and offensive skills including blocking, dribbling, passing and shooting to children in third through eighth grades. Blick said the program, which costs $25, usually has 20 to 25 participants. Mark Donohoe, the Immacu-

late Conception boys’ varsity coach, said since their school is so small, they don’t have a gymnasium, and therefore hold their practices in Fort Thomas. Donohoe said the partnership has worked out very well for the school and the team. “We usually have three to five players come every week, and we just try to teach the kids the basic fundamentals of the games,” Donohoe said. Besides the benefit of using the the gymnasium, Donohoe said the players also benefit from the partnership by getting additional practice, learning responsibility and earning service hours for school. “This program is good for the guys because they not only get to work with these young kids, but this forces them to take on responsibility as a team,” Donohoe said. For more information about the program, visit and click on the recreation tab.


Immaculate Conception Academy senior Stephen Rybarczyk gives basketball tips to children during the Fort Thomas Recreation Department's Junior Basketball Program.

County repeals smoking ban By Chris Mayhew

As anticipated, the two newest commissioners on Campbell County Fiscal Court voted at the Feb. 16 meeting in Newport to repeal an indoor workplace smoking ban passed in December, but it’s not necessarily the end of debate that has been active in Northern Kentucky for years. While at least half of the capacity crowd at the meeting erupted in jubilant cheers and applause, many others in the crowd sat

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silently in disbelief after the 3-1 vote to repeal the smoking ban. Ken Moellman Jr., a spokesperson for Northern Kentucky Choice, said the two new commissioners were elected on campaigns that included being against the smoking ban, and asked them to stand by those commitments and vote to repeal. They delivered. Before voting, Commissioner Pete Garrett, who was first to push the idea of a repeal even before the law was passed in December, said he was elected to create jobs,

and the smoking ban will do the opposite. “The economic impact is clear here, some businesses will close,” Garrett said. Commissioner Brian Painter, said liberty is valued above all else in the U.S., and veterans gained freedom for people at the barrel of a gun. “So, giving up liberty is not on the table for negotiation,” Painter said. Commissioner Ken Rechtin,

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It’s been a lucky year so far for the Fort Thomas Fire Department. Since January, the department has been awarded several grants from the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters program. “We’ve really been blessed this year,” said Fire Chief Mark Bailey. “These grants really help alleviate some of the stress off the city in these hard economic times.” The grants received include an $85,500 grant to replace four warning devices that alert the public if there is an emergency. Bailey said one “We’ve really device will been blessed go in the Wilder City this year. These Building and grants really the other help alleviate three will go throughout some of the Fort Thomas stress off the in Rossford Park, High- city in these land Hills hard economic Park and times.” Tower Park. Mark Bailey Another Fort Thomas grant for Fire Chief a b o u t $8,000 will allow the department to replace their old, wooden gear lockers with new, ventilated, metal lockers as part of an in-house remodel the department is working on, Bailey said. The department has also received a $327,750 grant to replace its 1982 pumper. “From what I’m told, this is the biggest single grant this department has ever received,” Bailey said. “Through this grant, FEMA has made a commitment to make our apparatus safer.” On the current pumper there isn’t a closed cab, so firefighters riding on the pumper to get to a fire are at risk for potential injury, Bailey said. A committee has been formed to start working on the specifications of the new pumper, which Bailey said he hopes to get sometime this year. Bailey said the department is also in line to get a grant for $215,280 to replace radios at fire departments throughout the county in preparation for an Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandated change to narrow banded radios that is going into effect in January 2013. For more about your community, visit


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SD1, NKU professor net clean water award By Chris Mayhew

How storm water drainage and other issues impact the cleanliness of water has been turned into a 200-level college course taught by assistant professor Rebecca Kelley, and it's garnering national attention. Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky and Kelley, who teaches at Northern Kentucky University, designed the "Protecting Water Resources" course


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and an associated lab class together. Started in 2009, the course has won SD1 the the 2011 National Environmental Achievement Award in the Public Information and Education category from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). The course, designed to educate about the impact of storm water runoff on a local community, is in its second semester being taught by Kelley at NKU, and was almost full with 37 students, and a completely full lab with the maximum 22 students. Chris Kaeff, a GIS analyst for SD1, helped Kelley design the course. Kelley said at a Feb. 15 award presentation at SD1's board meeting that there are


Jamie Holtzapfel, left, director of communications for Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky, hands Rebecca Kelley, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Northern Kentucky University, the national award SD1 won for the “Protecting Water Resources” course during the Feb. 15 SD1 board meeting in Fort Wright. The 200-level course, taught by Kelley, was developed by SD1 and Kelley, and teaches students about clean water and storm water runoff. plans to possibly increase the number of sections the course is offered, and possi-


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who voted against the ban in December, joined Painter and Garrett in voting for the repeal, and added the government has a duty to warn people about the dangers of smoking and advocated for the posting of signs outside businesses where the public is invited. Before the vote, the audience members, had their say for more than two hours in what was a 3.5-hour meeting. “I know that if you repeal this law tonight, this room will cheer and you will feel better about yourselves,” said Erin Paul, of

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Northern Kentucky Action, a group that has pushed for the smoke-free law. “But, others in the state and country are passing the laws and they are working.” Sarah Kercsmar, co-director of the Kentucky Center for Smoke Free Policy, went a step further, and said no Kentucky community has ever repealed a smoke-free law, and few communities have nationally. “Even if you repeal this ordinance here tonight, the fight is not over,” Kercsmar said. Don Hilker of Southgate, owner of Southern Lanes Sports Center in Alexandria, said the issue was about the right of businesses to decide their own smoking policy, echoing multiple comments made during the night. Hilker also reminded the commissioners of the more than 5,000 signatures he and others had gathered of people against the smoking ban. In a last minute push to lobby for keeping the ban in place and allowing it to take effect in April, the Northern Kentucky Medical Society and St. Elizabeth Healthcare released as joint statement a few days prior to the Feb. 16 vote to repeal. The joint statement included this statement: “Secondhand smoke causes heart disease, lung cancer, asthma, low birth weight, and other respiratory disease in non-smoking adults and children, which can not only be devastating to families, but also increase the cost of health care for employees and employers.”

lege-level course meeting the education criteria described the E.P.A. for storm water management, Kelly said. "Recognition by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies is very exciting," she said. "It means that I, SD1 and my students can take great pride in knowing that we are the model colleges and universities across the U.S. will look to when designing storm water education programs." The program also includes a community service element where students can apply for up to a $2,000 grant to perform an environmental project in association with the class through the university's Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project, said Jamie

Health Foundation poll The day after the Campbell County Fiscal Court repealed the workplace smoking ban, The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati released the first results from the most recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll, sharing Kentuckians’ opinions on smokefree policies. The poll, conducted annually, identifies what residents think about various health issues that affect communities, the state and the nation. The Kentucky Health Issues Poll found that: • The majority of Kentucky adults say eating in a smokefree restaurant makes their experience more enjoyable, while smokers say it doesn’t make much of a difference to their dining experience. • Kentuckians strongly support comprehensive school policies that would prohibit the “I think the medical community was a little bit asleep on this until recently,” said Dr. Robert Tracy, during the Feb. 16 meeting. Tracy said a repeal shows the kind of leadership the county has, and it will have detrimental effects from an economic standpoint, especially from the standpoint of businesses considering coming to the county. “Businesses know that health care costs are one of their major costs,” he said. Judge-executive Steve Pendery, the lone remaining member of the Fiscal Court that was in place in December who voted for the law, said he hadn’t changed his position, and explained that the previous Fiscal Court had reluctantly taken the

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use of tobacco by students, staff, parents or guests while they are on school grounds or at school-sponsored activities. Support for smoke-free schools was high among both smokers and non-smokers. • Kentuckians are split on a statewide smoke-free law. There was some geographical variation, with less than half of adults in Northern Kentucky (40 percent), Eastern Kentucky (46 percent) and Western Kentucky (45 percent) supporting a smoke-free law, with a majority of adults in the Louisville (58 percent) and Lexington (50 percent) areas supporting a smoke-free law. More information is available in the attached data highlights document or online at www. publications/khip.html. issue up three years ago and had since discussed and studied the issue at length. Pendery said the U.S. Surgeon General has issued multiple statements about the negative impact of secondhand smoke, and quoted one of those statements that one in every eight people who die because of smoking in the U.S. were exposed to secondhand smoke and are not smokers. Many of the states that have smoke-free laws were approved by a voter referendum, he said. “All around the U.S., folks like you have come to the conclusion that we need smoking regulation,” Pendery said. For more about your community, visit


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Holtzapfel, director of communications for SD1 at the Feb. 15 board meeting before presenting Kelly with the award. The course deals with water quality from the global to the local level, Holtzapfel said. Kelley worked hard to make sure the course taught students about the impact of storm water and storm water management practices on the environment and also meet the university's own requirements for the course curriculum when designing the course, Holtzapfel said. "Most importantly, she was passionate to make a course like this happen," Holtzapfel said. For more about your community, visit www.

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February 24, 2011

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Linda Whittenburg, owner of Burlington’s Cabin Arts, holds charms that will be given out during an area shop hop, and a sample made from charm squares that will be available for purchase at the seven participating quilt shops. The shop hop will be held March 23-26. Those wanting to participate must purchase a passport. The quilting-themed charms are collected at each store when the passport is stamped.


Local quilters need to get their passports to be ready to hop from shop to shop this March. The Charming Spring Shop Hop is an annual event, said Cabin Arts owner Linda Whittenburg, and will be held March 2326. Seven shops – five in Indiana and two in Kentucky including Burlington’s Cabin Arts – are participating. People who want to join the shop hop purchase a passport for $5 and receive the first of eight enameled silver charms. As shoppers go from store to store, they get their passports stamped and receive a free quiltthemed charm, Whittenburg said. When shoppers get all seven stamps, they will turn the passport in at the last store they visit to be entered to win a number of prizes, including a sewing machine, quilting materials and gift certificates, she said. There will also be



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restaurants in Burlington, we’ll have that to offer them as well.” The spring shop hop, happening since 2006, offers great exposure to shoppers in the area, Whittenburg said. “It gets people out to your shop that might never come otherwise and they find you and they love you and they come back,” she said. In addition to Cabin Arts, other participating stores include The Quilt Box in Dry Ridge, L & L Yard Goods in Madison, Ind., Loose Threads in Seymour, Ind., Margie’s Country Store in Madison, Ind., Sharynn’s Quilt Box in North Vernon, Ind., and Quilt Bug in Lawrenceburg, Ind.


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Citizens voice concerns to lawmakers By Stephanie Salmons

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Dozens of concerned citizens turned out Saturday morning to address state senators and representatives during a meeting at Northern Kentucky University. Their concerns ranged from education to smoking bans to a proposed motorcycle helmet bill. Northern Kentucky Tea Party President Cathy Flaig spoke out in favor of Union Sen. John Schickel’s proposed immigration bill, Senate Bill 6, and asked other legislators to support the measure. “This bill has absolutely nothing to do with anybody’s civil rights,” she said. “This bill is just nothing more than to support federal law on immigration.” Bryan Miller, member of the Northern Kentucky Tea Party and Union commissioner, asked why House


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The new Target store in Newport nears its March 6 opening as workers this week stocked shelves and prepared the store. The Target will be the fourth business to open in the Newport Pavilion shopping center, behind Kroger Marketplace, Monmouth Jewelers and New China Buffet. Target officials couldn’t comment much on the new store. Spokesman Antoine

LaFromboise said stores typically employ 150-250 workers. The Newport store will have about 40 percent more food products and groceries than typical Target stores, LaFromboise said. Newport City Manager Tom Fromme expects the opening of the Target will hasten the opening of some other announced tenants in Newport Pavilion. Fromme said he thinks the Chick-FilA will be the next tenant to

at least 30 minutes and no more than 45 minutes. The “calendar bill” will cost $2.5 million for 15 additional minutes, Poe said. “We don’t need that. We’re doing a great job educating children based on the resources we have,” he said. Kenton County Superintendent Tim Hanner also commented on the calendar bill. “We want the freedom to make local decisions based on what our community thinks is best and not having that mandated through Frankfort as much as possible,” he said. “We feel like not all of the state is the same and if we can, we should be able to make those decisions locally.” Ludlow Independent Schools Superintendent Curtis Hall asked for support of Senate Bill 35, which would require that no mandate be placed on schools without having funding provided to carry out those mandates. “There are numerous examples of mandates that are placed upon public schools,” He said. “We would ask a hearing be held in Frankfort and we would be be more than happy to come and provide specific examples and specific data to illustrate the issue this is imposing upon us.”

start construction. Other announced tenants include Chipotle and Buffalo Wild Wings. The Kroger gas station, which has remained closed as crews fixed a collapsed sewer line, could open at any time, Fromme said. The sewer line under the gas station is fixed and the repair is almost complete, he said. Kentucky News Service

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Sell, in an attempt to become Campbell County Judge-executive in 2010, was defeated in the May 10 primary election by fellow Republican and incumbent Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery. Pendery went on to win re-election in November. Sell is the Vice President of Corporate Development for United Group Services in Cincinnati, and he and his wife Christi have two sons Noah and Jack. “Kevin’s conservative beliefs and solid character will be a welcome addition to help our party to continue its

momentum, growth and success,” said Campbell County Republican Party Chairman Jeff Kidwell in a news release. Sell’s appointment is effective immediately. Sell said in a written statement that “it is a humble honor for me to accept the appointment.” “There is more work to do, and I believe I can assist with registrations, fund raising, and recruitment,” said Sell. The next meeting of the Campbell County Republican Party is scheduled at Wilder’s city building inside council chambers at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8.

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the Sheriff’s Association and asked to support this bill. “Why should we eliminate a job just because we have a couple of bad constables?” Miller asked. Education, however, was one of the major topics Saturday with a number of educators addressing the caucus about proposed education bills. Boone County Superintendent Randy Poe said he was concerned about mandates coming from a state level. “Please stop the feelgood bills a lot around Kentucky are proposing,” Poe said. House Bill 225, which would the compulsory attendance age to 17 by 2015 and 18 by 2016, would add $500,000 in costs to Boone County taxpayers, he said. Senate Bill 83 would take the decision of how to make up snow days away from school districts and put it in the hands of the Kentucky Department of Education. When planning the calendar, Boone County puts an extra 15 minutes than what is required on every day to make up for hour delays that likely come during the year. As proposed in a bill amendment, instructional days could be lengthened by

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Bill 360, which was introduced by Rep. Adam Koenig of Erlanger, would allow counties to abolish the office of constable. The bill would give legislative bodies the option of eliminating the office if they wanted to, Koenig said. In his eight years on Kenton County Fiscal Court, Koenig said a Kenton County constable arrested too many people out of his jurisdiction and engaged in other illegal activity. According to Koenig, Kenton County has 12 police forces along with a sheriff’s department. “We have Kenton County covered,” he said, but added that he realizes many other counties use constables frequently. “There are probably plenty of counties that would choose to keep them, but they are a liability,” he said. “They can get injured on the job, cost the taxpayers workers’ comp. They can assign deputy constables almost as they see fit, and that, for all you freedom lovers, should worry you.” Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington of Fort Wright cosponsored the bill. A retired Kentucky State trooper who began her career as a deputy sheriff in a rural county, Webb-Edgington said she was contacted by

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February 24, 2011


BRIEFLY SD-1 audit

Kentucky’s state auditor’s office will perform a partial review of Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky in response to a request for an audit made by Kenton County Judge-executive Steve Arlinghaus. The office of Crit Luallen, Auditor of Public Accounts, informed Arlinghaus in a letter

dated Feb. 16 that a review will be conducted of “certain issues” at the sanitation district. The auditor’s letter stated the review points were in response to concerns Arlinghaus raised about potential mismanagement at the district. SD1’s board chairperson, Robert Elliston, was copied on the letter from Crit


Luallen’s office. Arlinghaus sent his request for an audit to the state in a letter dated Jan. 10.

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6.) Name and address of each source of income of filer and spouse from within the Commonwealth of Kentucky which exceeds Five WHEREAS, the City of Highland Heights has the authority to Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) during the preceding year. enact an ordinance establishing a code of ethics to guide the conduct 7.) Name and address of each business organization of elected and appointed officers and employees of the City of Highland located within the Commonwealth in which the filer or any member Heights; and of the filers immediate family had an interest of Ten Thousand Dollars WHEREAS, public office and employment are a public trust and ($10,000.00) at the fair market value. government has a duty both to provide their citizens with standards by 8.) Location of all commercial property within the city, in which they may determine whether public duties are being faithfully performed, and to apprise their officers and employees of the behavior which the filer or any member of the filers immediate family had an interest of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) or more during the past which is expected while conducting their public duties; and year. WHEREAS, it is the purpose of this ordinance to provide a method Each statement shall be signed and dated by the individual of assuring that standards of ethical conduct for local government officers and employees shall be clear, consistent, and uniform in their filing the statement of financial interest. The Financial Disclosure application, and provide local officers and employees with advice and statements required by this ordinance shall be filed with the City’s information concerning possible conflicts of interest which might arise ethics board. in the conduct of their public duties. Section IV NOW THEREFORE, THE CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY Nepotism-No city government officer or city government HEREBY ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS: employee shall act in his/her official capacity to hire or cause to be hired any member of his/her immediate family at an hourly pay rate or Section I with benefits in excess of any other employee with similar job duties, The following definitions shall apply to this ordinance: responsibilities and qualification requirements. A.) “Business Associate” includes the following: Section V 1.) A private employer; 2.)A general or limited partnership; or a general or a.) City Ethics Commission-An Ethics Commission is hereby limited partner within the partnership; 3.) A corporation that is family owned or in which created which shall have the power to enforce all provisions of the code of ethics adopted herein. all shares of stock are closely held, and the shareholders, owners, and officers of such a corporation; b.) The Commission shall be composed of three (3) members 4.) A corporation, business association, or any appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. Said other business entity in which the city government officer or members must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. employee serves as a compensated agent or representative. c.) Decisions of the City Ethics Commission regarding violations B.) “Business organization” means any corporation, partnership, may be appealed to the Campbell Circuit Court. sole proprietor, firm, enterprise, franchise, association, organization, d.) The board shall receive, hear and investigate complaints self-employed individual, holding company, joint stock company, receivership, trust, professional service corporation, or any legal entity concerning violations of this code of ethics. Any instance in which the board of ethics finds that violation of the code of ethics exist, the through which business is conducted for profit; board may impose the appropriate penalty. In hearing and investigating C.) “Candidate” means any individual who seeks nomination or complaints concerning violations of this code of ethics, the board election to a city municipal office. An individual is a candidate when shall have the power to subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, take the individual: testimony and require other production of evidence. 1.) Files a notification and declaration for a nomination for office with the county clerk or the secretary of state. D.) “City Government Agency” means any board, commission, authority, non-stock corporation, or other entity formed by the city government or a combination of local governments. E.) “City Government Employee” means any person, whether compensated or not, whether full-time or part-time, employed by or servicing the city government or city government agency who is not a city government officer, but shall not mean any employees of a school district or school board. F.) “City Government Officer” means any person, whether compensated or not, whether full-time or part-time, who is elected to any city government office; or any person who serves as a member of the governing body of any city government agency or special taxing or non taxing district, but shall not mean any officer of a school district or school board. G.) “Member of Immediate Family” means the spouse, an unemancipated child residing in an individual’s household, or a person claimed by the individual or individual’s spouse as dependent for tax purposes.

Section VI Filing an Investigation Complaint. A.) All complaints alleging any violation of the provisions of this Ordinance shall be submitted to the ethics board. All complaints shall be in writing, signed by the complainant, and shall meet any other requirements established by the board. The board shall, within a reasonable time, acknowledge receipt of a complaint to the complainant and forward a copy of the complaint to any officer or employee who is the subject of the complaint. B.) Within thirty (30) days of the receipt of the Complaint, the board shall conduct a preliminary inquiry, the board shall afford a person who is the subject of the complaint an opportunity to respond. The person shall have the right to be represented by counsel, to appear and be heard under oath, and to offer evidence in response to the allegations. The board shall make a determination based on C.) its preliminary inquiry whether the complaint is within its jurisdiction and, if so, whether there is reasonable cause to believe that the officer or employee has violated this Ordinance. If the board finds that the complaint is outside its jurisdiction, frivolous or without factual basis, the board shall immediately terminate the inquiry, reduce the conclusion to writing, and transmit a copy of its decision to the complainant and to all officers or employees against whom the complaint was filed. D.) If the board concludes, based upon its preliminary inquiry, that the complaint is within its jurisdiction and there is reasonable cause to believe that a violation occurred, the board shall notify the officer or employee who is the subject of this complaint and shall initiate a hearing to determine whether there has been a violation.

H.) “Rule of Necessity” means the city government, agency or district may make or enter into a contract in which an officer or employee or members of his immediate family or a business associate has an economic interest if a.) The nature of the transaction and the nature of the interest is publicly disclosed on the record prior to the time it is engaged in, and Section VII b.) A specific finding is made by the city Notice of Hearing government, agency, or district and entered on the official record of the proceedings of the governing body that not If the board determines that a hearing regarding allegations withstanding the conflict it is in the best interest of local government because of limited supply, price or documented contained in the complaint is necessary, the board shall issue an order, and mail it to the alleged violator within a reasonable time, setting the emergency. matter for a hearing within thirty (30) days of the date the Order is issued, unless the alleged violator petitions the board for a later date. Section II

Section VIII Standards of Conduct- No city government officer or employees or member of his immediate family shall have an interest Hearing Procedure in a business organization or engage in any business, transaction, or professional activity, which is in substantial conflict with the proper A.) The Kentucky Rules of Civil Procedure and the discharge of his duties in the public interest. Kentucky Rules of Evidence shall not apply to hearings conducted by No city government officer or employee shall use or attempt the board; however, the hearing shall be conducted in accordance with this section and in accordance with any additional rules and regulations to use his position to secure unwarranted privileges or advantages for adopted by the board so as to afford all parties the full range of due himself or others. process rights required by the nature of the proceedings. Prior to the commencement of the hearing, B.) Section III the alleged violator, or his representative, shall have a reasonable Financial Disclosure- Any officer or employee, or any opportunity to examine all documents and records prepared by the A.) member of his immediate family, of the city government who shall have board in connection with the matters to be heard. The board shall inform any private financial interest, directly or indirectly, in any contract or the alleged violator, or his representative, of any exculpatory evidence in matter pending before or within any department or agency of the city its possession. government shall disclose such private interest to the city councilor C.) All testimony in a board hearing shall be taken under the local ethics commission. Any such disclosure shall require the oath, administered by the presiding officer. All parties shall have the completion of a disclosure statement revealing in detail the nature of right to call and examine witnesses, to introduce exhibits, to cross the direct or indirect financial interest. examine witnesses, to submit evidence, and to be represented by B.) The following individuals shall be required to file an counsel. All witnesses shall have the right to be represented by counsel. annual financial disclosure statement: D.) Any persons whose name is mentioned during the hearing and who may be adversely affected thereby may appear 1.) Elected Officers. personally before the board, with or without counsel, to give a statement 2.) Candidate for elected office. regarding the adverse mention, or may file a written statement The Financial Disclosure statement shall include the regarding the adverse mention for the incorporation into the record of the proceeding. following information: E.) The board may, upon its own motion or that of any 1.) Name of filer. party, grant a continuance of a hearing for the receipt of taking of further 2.) Current business address, business telephone number evidence. However, the board shall make all efforts to complete the hearing and taking of the evidence at the earliest possible time so as to and home address of filer. not unduly burden the alleged violator or any other interested party. 3.) ‘Title of filers public office or office sought. F.) After conclusion of the hearing, the board shall, as soon as practicable, begin deliberations for purpose of reviewing 4.) Occupations of filer and spouse.

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Tea Party meeting

Kentucky’s Fourth District Congressman Geoff Davis, will be speaking at the Campbell County Tea Party meeting Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Campbell County Administration Building, 1098 Monmouth

St., in Newport. Davis, will speak on the need to support the REINS Act, a bill he has sponsored in the House of Representatives. Under the REINS Act, Congress would be required to affirmatively approve any new major rule proposed by the executive agencies before it can be enforced on the American people.

the evidence in making a determination of whether a violation of this chapter has been proven. Within thirty (30) days after the conclusion of the hearing, the board shall issue a written report of its findings and conclusions. G.) If the board concludes in its report that no violation has occurred, it shall immediately send written notice of this determination to the officer or employee who was the subject of the complaint, to the party who filed the complaint, to the mayor, and to the city council or the governing board of the appropriate city agency. H. If the board concludes in its report that, based upon the evidence, there is clear and convincing proof of a violation, the board may do one or more of the following: 1) Issue an order requiring the violator to cease and desist the violation. 2.) In writing, publicly reprimand the violator for the violations and provide a copy of the reprimand to the mayor, city council, and the governing board of the appropriate city agency. In writing, recommend to the Mayor and city council 3.) that the violator be sanctioned as recommended by the board, which may include discipline, dismissal or removal from office. 4.) Issue an order requiring the violator to pay, within a specified period of time, a civil penalty, as set forth in this Ordinance. 5.) Refer evidence of criminal violation of this Ordinance or state law to the county attorney or commonwealths attorney of the jurisdiction for prosecution. Section IX Appeals Any person who is found guilty of a violation may appeal the finding to the circuit court within thirty (30) days after the date of the final action of the ethics board by filing a petition with the court against the board. Section X Limitation of action Except when the period of limitation is otherwise established by state law, an action for a violation of this Ordinance must be brought within one year after the violation is discovered. Section XI Penalties A.) Any violation of section II shall constitute a class A misdemeanor, and upon conviction, the court may void any contract entered into in violation thereof. Additionally, such a violation shall be grounds for removal from office or from employment with the city in accordance with any applicable provisions of state law and ordinances, rules or regulations of the city, or other remedies as set forth in Section VIII H1 thru 5, as determined by the board. B.) Any person who fails to or refuses to file the financial disclosure statement under section III above, or who fails or refuses to remedy a deficiency in the filing of a financial disclosure statement under section III above within the time period required, shall be guilty of a civil offense and shall be subject to a civil fine imposed by the board in an amount not to exceed $25 per day, up to a maximum total civil fine of $500.00. Any civil fine imposed by the board under this section may be recovered by the city in a civil action in the nature of debt if the offender fails or refuses to pay the penalty within the prescribed period of time. C.) Any person who intentionally files a financial disclosure statement under section III above which he knows to contain false information or intentionally omits required information shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor or other remedies as set forth in Section VIII H1 thru 5, as determined by the board. D.) Any person who knowingly files with the board a false complaint alleging a violation of this Ordinance shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor or other remedies as set forth in Section VIII H1 thru 5, as determined by the board. E.) Except when another penalty is specifically set forth in this Ordinance, any officer or employee of the city or one of its agencies who is found by the board to have violated any provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a civil offense and may be subject to a civil fine imposed by the board not to exceed $1,000 which may be recovered by the city in a civil action in the nature of debt if the offender fails to pay the penalty in a prescribed period of time. F.) In addition to all other penalties which may be imposed under this chapter, any officer or employee of the city or one of its agencies who is found by the board to have violated any provision of this Ordinance shall forfeit to the city an amount equal to the economic benefit or gain which the officer or employees is determined by the board to have realized as the result of the violation. The amount of any forfeiture that may be recovered by the city is a civil action in the nature of debt, if the offender fails to pay the amount of the forfeiture within a prescribed period of time. G.) In addition to all other penalties which may be imposed in this Ordinance any officer or employee of the city or one of its agencies who is found by the board to have violated any provisions of this Ordinance shall be subject to removal, suspension, demotion, or other disciplinary action as determined by the mayor. Section XII The invalidity of any provision of this ordinance shall not affect the validity of any other provision. Section XIII All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict. Section XIV That this Ordinance shall be signed by the Mayor, attested by the City Clerk/Treasurer, recorded and published. Same shall be in effect at the earliest time provided by law. 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Bob Miller Stadium’s future is as field By Chris Mayhew

With plans under way to build a new football field and athletics complex at Campbell County High School, school district officials will also decide the future of the existing stadium behind Campbell County Middle School in Alexandria. The district is moving forward with a building project with a projected cost of about $19 million that includes a new athletics complex, including a football stadium, and a new area tech school on the high school’s campus. Superintendent Anthony Strong said construction bids on both the athletic complex and tech school are expected to be awarded by June. Work on the project would then begin in the summer, and would be finished around August 2012, in time for the start of a new school year. The district’s current plans include keeping the existing field behind the middle school, named Bob Miller Stadium, but details have yet to be worked out. Besides varsity football, the middle school team, band and youth football leagues use the existing field for competitions. Strong said at the Feb. 14 Board of Education meeting that there has been discussion of “if and when” the upper stadium seating area came down that the locker rooms inside the middle school be removed to create more


Campbell County High School varsity football fans crowd the grandstands in October 2008 for a game at Bob Miller Stadium behind Campbell County Middle School. From left, Terry Styer, wife of then head football coach Troy Styer (who posted a 34-31 won-loss records in six seasons through 2010, signals a first down as she watches a game with their daughters, (l-r) Maggie, Jaime, and Samantha, (seated in row in front of Terry, foreground right in October 2008. The new football coach is Stephen Lickert, who came to Campbell County after spending four years as the head coach at Holmes High School in Covington. room for other uses. Before deciding to approve the plans at the Feb. 14 meeting, the board heard a report from project architect Ehmet Hayes about the status of the stadium where varsi-

ty football games, track, band competitions and multiple other events are held. Hayes aid the bleachers and stands probably warrant attention soon because of their condition

and age. Downsizing, including removing the uppermost part of the concrete bleacher area is one possibility, he said. “You might need to decommission some of the bleachers and go

with a more normal middle school size set in the near future,” Hayes said. Hayes said the coating on the track needs some resurfacing, and the edges are falling away from the track in some areas. Testing was done of the wood light poles, but the district might want to consider removing the lights all together because it may not be necessary to incur the cost of two lit fields , he said. The wooden poles will also need regular testing to make sure they are not deteriorating to the point where they’re not safe, he said. Board member Rich Mason said it’s obvious the upper section of the stands need to be removed eventually for safety reasons, but he wants the district to consider the possibility of using the lower section as a base to put in new aluminum bleachers. If the district chose to fully renovate Bob Miller Stadium instead of building new, the estimated cost was $4.2 million. Comparatively, building new stadium at the high school will cost about $4.4 million, Hayes said. There are so many activities going on at Bob Miller Stadium now that it will still get plenty of use after the new stadium is built at the high school, said Juli Hale, director of community relations for the district. “It will have a very full life once the new facility is built,” Hale said. For more about your community, visit


Holocaust survivor Stephanie Marks speaks to students at Southgate Independent School.

Southgate students learn about the Holocaust, hear from survivor By Amanda Joering Alley

Students at Southgate Independent School have spent the past several weeks learning about the Holocaust and had the opportunity to hear firsthand from a survivor. As part of their language arts class, students in fifth through eighth grades have been learning about the Holocaust by reading novels, having discussions and doing projects, said Kacie Browning, language arts teacher at the school. “I think it is important for the students to learn about history and understand things that have happened in the past so they become more culturally aware,” Browning said. “The students have really shown interest in learning and understanding more about the Holocaust.” To give the students more information on the Holocaust, the school invited survivor Stephanie Marks, who escaped from Nazi

Germany with her family between 1939 and 1941. Marks told the students about her experience, which took her and her family 7,000 miles through five countries and two continents in a year -and-a-half. “This is a story about how my parents and I were able to outrun and outsmart the German army,” Marks said. Marks was born into a Jewish family in Poland in 1925, and was able to avoid being captured by the Germans, eventually making it to Cincinnati, where she’s lived ever since. Eighth-grader Logan Beiting said it was unbelievable to get to hear first hand what Marks and her family went through. “Hearing her story, with all the emotion, really helped me understand what people went through during the Holocaust,” Beiting said. “Hearing from someone who actually lived through is a lot different than just reading something in a book about it.” For more about your community, visit

Spencer Manyet portrays Nathan Stubblefield in the wax museum.




Johnson Elementary School student Rachel Ray portrays Jemima Boone during the school’s Kentucky Wax Museum.


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February 24, 2011


COLLEGE CORNER Steinbach graduates from Miami Univ.

Jill Steinbach of Highland Heights graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a bachelor of science degree on Dec. 17.

Miller to attend Sullivan Univ.

Katherine Miller, a Silver Grove High School graduate, has been accepted to Sullivan University, Louisville.

Williams to deliver free lecture at NKU

Northern Kentucky University will host a free public lecture by Terrie Williams, president and founder of the Terrie Williams Agency and the Stay Strong Foundation, Wednesday, Feb. 23, at noon in the NKU Student Union Ballroom. Following the lecture, which is sponsored by the NKU Office of African American Student Affairs, will be a book signing and reception from 1:30 p.m.

to 3 p.m. Williams’ most recent work, titled “Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting” (Scribner, 2008), reveals her personal struggles with depression and the impact the stigma of this and other mental illnesses have, particularly on the AfricanAmerican community. That is also the topic of her lecture at NKU.

Art Institute of Chicago grad

Shannon Barnes, a 2006 graduate of Highlands High School, has graduated magna cum laude from the Art Institute of Chicago. Barnes received a bachelor of fine arts, specializing in painting and illustration. She plans to continue her studies at New York University. She is the daughter of Edwin and Carole Barnes of Fort Thomas.

Washington and Lee University dean’s list

Hannah Agard of Fort Thomas, a junior at Washington and Lee University, has earned dean’s list status for the recently ended fall term. Dean’s list status at Washington and Lee represents a term grade average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Vogel named to dean’s list

Brittney Vogel, daughter of Christopher and Kim Vogel of Fort Thomas, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. To be named to the dean’s list a student must maintain a 3.5 or higher grade point average for the semester.

UK dean’s list

The following University of Kentucky students from Campbell County were named to the dean’s list for

the fall 2010 semester: Alexandra Adams, Andrea Barth, Jeremy Beckerich, Allison Bergmann, Keith Bezold, Zoe Bezold, Matthew Blanchet, Sarah Boden, Mary Brewer, Corie Broering, Alicia Browning, Ryan Brueggen; Robert Camm, Tiffany Collins, Dana Cunningham, Mariah Cutter, Noah Dischar, Zakariah Duty, Eric Enzweiler, Alexandra Feiertag, Chelsea Fischer, Katherine Franzen, Megan Freeman, James Frilling, Emilie Fritsch; Natalie Gilb, Anna Goetz, Megan Goetz, Simon Goyert, Sarah Gray, David Greis, Justin Gubser, Chelsea Haas, Sydney Hiance, Madison Holbrook, Alexander Horner, Emily Hurtt; Kayla Johnson, Stephanie Johnson, Morgan Jones,


Jenna Klingenberg, Cameron Koehler, Mallory Koehler, James Kramer, Tyler Lampe, Sarah Landwehr, Ryan Lauer, Megan Leahy, Christina Lella; Kara Lester, Maxwell Levine, Chelsea Litmer, Brett Lockman, Allison Lonneman, Jaclyn Lunsford, Paige Martin, Natalie Mays, Ashley Meredith, Natalie Mucker, Brittany Murray, Jessica Neiser; Bradley Ostendorf, Lindsay Osterhus, Logan Otto, Cody Owens, Matthew Pitzer, Emma Ploucha, Anna Poston, Jessica Rebholz, Michael Rebholz, Jessica Reed, Anna Remley, Maria Ritter, Zachary Rose; Jessica Schack, Christine Schilling, Carmen Schneider, Sara Schulte, Courtney Schultz, Joseph Schultz, Kathryn Scott, Rebecca

Scott, Tyler Smith, Daniel Sparks, Matthew Sparks, Ryan Stadtmiller, Ashley Stamper, Chad Steffen, Lindsey Steller, Amanda Studer, McKenzie Sween; Kathryn Theiss, Leslie Trumbo, James Uebel II, Daniel Weber, Alex Wolfe, Christine Wolfzorn, Morgan Wooton, Jessica Workman, Dana Youtsey and Monica Youtsey. To be named to the dean’s list a student must earn a grade point average of 3.6 or higher and must have earned 12 credits for the semester.


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Catholic Schools Week

St. Therese School in Southgate celebrated Catholic School’s Week during the week of January 30. This year’s theme was “A+ for America: Catholic Schools”. Pictured above: First-grader Henry McIntosh enjoys snacks and bingo with his eighth-grade “big brother” Alex Jones. Right – Second-grader Emma Mallory shows the candy bar she won at bingo. PROVIDED

Tickets on sale for musical

Students from Highlands High School’s Drama Department will perform “Chicago,” a satirical story of corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the “celebrity criminal.” The musical will be performed at 7:30 p.m. March 1719, and a final performance will be at 2 p.m. March 20. All performances will be held at Highlands High School’s Performing Arts Center, 2400 Memorial Parkway, Fort Thomas. Tickets, which are reserved seating only, are $7 for students and $10 for adults. Purchase tickets in advance online at w w w. s h o w t i x 4 u . c o m . Remaining unreserved tickets may be purchased at the door one hour prior to each show. For the first time in a Highlands’ production in the Performing Arts Center, onstage seating will be available during the show. Onstage tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at








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The week at Highlands

• The Scott boys basketball beat Highlands 69-60, Feb. 15. Highlands was led by Conor Crowley with 27 points. On Feb. 18, Highlands beat East Carter 65-33. Highlands’ top-scorer was Conor Crowley with 19 points. • In girls basketball, Highlands beat Simon Kenton 4636, Feb. 18. Highlands’ topscorer was Leah Schaefer with 13 points.

The week at Bellevue • The Bellevue boys bas-

ketball team beat Heritage 73-30, Feb. 15. Bellevue was led by Brandon Fogelman with 33 points. On Feb. 16, Bellevue beat Covington Latin 72-54. Brandon Hoffman led Bellevue with 28 points. On Feb. 18, Calvary Christian beat Bellevue 67-51. Bellevue’s top-scorer was Hoffman with 28 points. • In girls basketball, Bellevue beat Calvary Christian 4839, Feb. 19. Bellevue’s topscorer was Morgan Rowland with 13 points.

The week at Campbell • The Campbell County

boys basketball team beat St. Henry 66-36, Feb. 15. Campbell’s top-scorer was Nate McGoveny with 17 points. Ryle beat Campbell County 65-49, Feb. 17. Campbell’s top-scorer was Nate Losey with 15 points. • In girls basketball, Campbell County beat Dixie Heights 58-45. Kaitlin Siegmundt led Campbell with 13 points. On Feb. 18, Ryle beat Campbell County 75-40. Campbell was led by Kelsey Miller with 11 points.

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The week at Brossart

• The Bishop Brossart girls basketball team beat St. Henry 54-53, Feb. 15. Brossart’s topscorer was Becca Kidney with 21 points. Bishop Brossart beat Calvary Christian 53-32, Feb. 16. Brossart’s top-scorer was Stadtmiller with 15 points. On Feb. 18, Brossart beat St. Patrick 50-32. Brossart was led by Becca Kidney with 16 points. • In boys basketball, Bishop Brossart beat Newport 70-46, Feb. 17. Brossart was led by Justin Saunders with 22 points.


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State wrestling results

Even when he couldn’t wrestle during the first half of the season, Garth Yenter has been looking forward to another shot at a state championship. The Campbell County High School sophomore got that chance Feb. 19 during the Kentucky state meet in Frankfort. He beat Clay Brown of Walton-Verona High School 10-1 to win the state championship at 103 pounds. Yenter had finished runnerup at 103 last year. “It’s crazy. It’s the greatest feeling in the world,” he said. Yenter, who beat Brown in the Region 6 final as well, rolled through the tournament with two pins and three wins of nine points or more. But the atmosphere of a state championship match, with the mat the only part of the arena under any light, was the big test. That, and a determined opponent. “I knew he was going to come out and be ready to beat me,” Yenter said. “No one is going to come out here and expect to lose, I knew he would give it his all so I had to be ready.” Yenter finished 25-1 this year. He missed the first half of the season with rheumatoid arthritis, which only strengthened his resolve to get back in the final spotlight.

Weight, name, record in tourney, medal won (if any)

Bishop Brossart

145: Jesse Orth, 1-2. 152: Colton Boesch, 2-2.

Campbell County

103: Garth Yenter, 5-0, state champ. 112: Brian Spahr, 0-2. 119: Sean Fausz, 4-1, 2nd place. 125: Zach Fryer, 1-2. 130: Paul Hamilton, 5-1, third place. 135: Corbin Woods, 1-2. 140: Kent Bachman, 1-2. 145: Eric Spahr, 4-2, seventh place. 152: Dustin Turner, 0-2. 285: Mason Franck, 4-1, second place. JAMES WEBER/STAFF

Campbell County’s Garth Yenter (top) and Clay Brown of Walton-Verona wrestle in the Kentucky state championship match at 103 pounds Feb. 19 at Frankfort Convention Center. Yenter won his first state championship. “Being in the finals last year really helped me,” he said. “Last year I was kind of a nervous wreck. This year I went out and did my thing. I think (last year) helped me because it made me work that much harder knowing there was someone out there who could beat me, and I had some work to do.” Campbell County finished sixth in the state and had five individual medalists. Freshman Sean Fausz lost the 119-pound final to Ryle’s T.J. Ruschell by pin. Fausz finished 53-7 for the year,


Eric Spahr of Campbell County (top) wrestles Duncan Caddel of Whitley County in a fourth-round consolation match at 145 pounds during the Kentucky state wrestling meet Feb. 19, at the Frankfort Convention Center. Spahr won the match to clinch a medal.

Garth Yenter’s state championship journey: Beat Andrew Ackley of Nelson County by fall, 2:40; Beat Max Korfage of St. Xavier by fall, 3:16; Beat Mike Whalen of Henry Clay 18-2; Beat Trae Blackwell of Union County 10-1; Beat Clay Brown of Walton-Verona 10-1.


119: Jacob Brett, 0-2. 145: Justin Roberts, 0-2. 152: Jamie Oroke, 4-3, eighth place. 171: Jacob Whaley, 2-2. 189: Daryl Lynch, 1-2.


Paul Hamilton of Campbell County (top) wrestles Kyle Terry of Central Hardin in a championship semifinal match at 130 pounds Feb. 19 at the Frankfort Convention Center. Hamilton lost the match but finished third in the state. with four of the losses to Ruschell. Campbell County junior Mason Franck lost the state final at 285 to North Hardin’s Aaron House, 2-1 in overtime. All the points in the match came on escapes as neither wrestler could get much offensive moves going on the other. House finished undefeated for the season at 51-0. Franck was 49-8. “He’s a great wrestler, but I can get better,” Franck said. “It was only one point so there’s no reason why I can’t come back next year and win

it. He knew how to use his strength. I’ve wrestled kids that are strong but don’t know what to do, but he knew what he was doing.” Franck was ranked sixth in the state going in but defeated the No. 2-ranked William Flynn from Trinity by pin 32 seconds into the state semifinals. “One of my main moves is a bear hug,” Franck said. “He just opened up his arms and I shot at him, and it worked. I was on cloud nine after it happened.” Paul Hamilton continued

his strong postseason by finishing third at 130. He was seeded fifth in the regional going into that meet but finished second, then was ranked seventh in the state coming into Frankfort. Hamilton lost in the state semis to the eventual state runner-up and top-ranked wrestler. Senior Eric Spahr finished seventh at 145. He was the lone senior among the 10 state qualifiers for the Camels. Newport senior Jamie Oroke finished eighth at 152. He rebounded from an opening-round loss to win four bouts in the consolation bracket. See more sports coverage at preps

Young Mustangs show growth in comeback By James Weber

Career milestone

Northern Kentucky University junior guard Casse Mogan recently became the 27th player in NKU women’s basketball history to reach the 1,000-point club when she knocked down a 10-foot jumper in the second half against Bellarmine on Feb. 12. Mogan finished with 23 points and a career-high eight assists as NKU coasted to a 66-43 victory against the Knights. With that game, Mogan, from Circleville, Ohio, had 1,008 career points and was 26th on the NKU all-time scoring list. Mogan also finished with five rebounds and four steals Feb. 12. Mogan averages 17.7 points per game and leads NKU with 67 assists. She has scored in double figures the last 12 games and 22 of 24 this season.


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The week at Newport

• The Newport girls basketball team beat Eminence 55-36, Feb. 15. Newport’s top-scorer was Margaret Faison with 25 points. • In boys basketball, Newport lost 72-45 to Pendleton County, Feb. 18. Newport was led by Daylin Garland, Robert Engram and K’ron Covington with nine points each.



Brossart senior Becca Kidney shoots during a home game against St. Henry Feb. 15. Brossart won 54-53 and Kidney scored 21.

Early in the season, a 12-point deficit probably felt like 50 to the Bishop Brossart High School girls basketball team. Not only were the Mustangs a young team relying a lot on freshmen and sophomores, but at times it would take them awhile to even score 12 points much less make up that amount. Those days are past, as the Mustangs have won nine games in a row and 11 of 12 heading into the 37th District Tournament Feb. 22. Brossart is 18-8 overall, including a dramatic 54-53 home win against St. Henry Feb. 15, the Mustangs’ first win over the Crusaders in four years. “It feels great,” Brossart senior guard Becca Kidney said. “We’re really stepping up lately. We’re not giving up, we’re fighting until the end.” Brossart trailed 9-0 quickly in the game and by 12, 32-20, at the half when St. Henry’s Shannon O’Daniel narrowly beat the buzzer with a threepoint basket. Those are high mental hurdles for even the most experienced teams, but the Mustangs came back and outscored St. Henry 14-8 in the third quarter. The Mustangs kept chipping away in the fourth quarter and took their first lead with eight seconds left on a 15-foot jumper by freshman guard Abby Stadtmiller. Brossart sophomore Rachel Hartig stole a pass under the basket that could

have resulted in a St. Henry layup as time expired. “I was really happy with the effort our girls gave,” head coach Josh Feldmann said. “We’re not the most talented team. We know that. But our girls played for 32 minutes, and that’s something I can always count on.” Kidney said the team didn’t panic during the early deficit. “We’ve had a lot of games this year where we’ve gotten down early,” she said. “Everybody on our team has tremendous heart. Nobody gives up, and we keep each other upbeat. We all work hard. (Stadtmiller) is a freshman, and for her to step up and take that shot is fantastic.” Kidney, a three-year starter, scored 21 points with three three-pointers, seven rebounds and three assists. Stadtmiller had 11 points with eight rebounds. Sarah Futscher had eight points and seven rebounds as the Mustangs outrebounded a taller St. Henry club by three. “Becca’s a warrior,” Feldmann said. “When the chips are down, she is going to take the big shot. She’s the leader of this team. She’s our heartbeat.” Brossart starts two seniors in Kidney and Nicole Ridder, a sophomore (Hartig) and two freshmen (Stadtmiller, Futscher). A freshman, sophomore and junior got the most time off the bench against St. Henry. Since losing to St. Patrick in the 10th Region All “A” tournament, Brossart has scored 49 or more points in each of its last 10 games. During a 5-6 start to the

season, the Mustangs scored 33 or less five times. “We weren’t going to play our best basketball in December when we have 23 freshmen and sophomores in the program,” Feldmann said. “They’ve worked hard, and they’ve wanted to get better. That’s a big thing. Sometimes when you struggle, kids turn off their ears. These kids have not.” Feldmann is in his first year at Brossart, the third head coach in as many years. “Coach Feldmann watches film day in and day out,” Kidney said. “He’s always working to make us a better team. We’ve struggled moving the ball ever since I’ve been here, and with the drills he’s putting in this year we’ve gotten so much better.” Brossart turned the tables on St. Patrick to end the regular season Feb. 18, 50-32. The Mustangs were set to play Scott Feb. 22. Scott and 6-foot-5 senior center Lauren Tibbs won 57-54 Jan. 4 at Brossart. “Scott will be a tremendous challenge,” Feldmann said. “If there are two or three better players in the state of Kentucky (than Tibbs), I’d like to find them.” A win against Scott would guarantee the Mustangs another week of games including at least one in the 10th Region Tournament. “It would mean everything,” Kidney said. “I’m going to miss basketball more than anything in high school. I’m really hoping we can pull it out in the end.”

Sports & recreation

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February 24, 2011


Bowling enters postseason this week By James Weber


Mayson Hurtt of Highlands competes in the 500 yard freestyle in the Northern Kentucky Regional Swimming and Diving Championships for Region 4 at Scott High School Friday, Feb. 12.

Highlands swimmers have chance at state medals By James Weber

The Kentucky state swimming and diving meet is Feb. 24-26 at the University of Louisville. Diving preliminaries will be Feb. 24, swimming preliminaries Feb. 25, and finals in all Feb. 26. Highlands had eight individual qualifiers and five relays at state, including four in the diving competition. Senior Evan Duckworth is seeded fourth in diving, as Northern Kentucky divers swept the top four spots there. Carly Hill is seeded second in girls diving. Conner Downard is seeded sixth in the boys 200-

yard freestyle and seventh in the 500 free. Campbell County will have two competitors in girls diving. Here is the full list of state qualifiers.

200 free relay. 400 free relay. Katherine Redden: 200 free, 500 free. Natalie Schultz: 50 free, 100 free. Carly Hill: Diving. Sydney Bouras: Diving.

Boys 200 free relay. 400 free relay. Conner Downard: 200 free (sixth), 500 free (seventh). Evan Duckworth: Diving. Alex Ivey: Diving. Mayson Hurtt: 500 free. Girls 200 medley relay.

Girls Ally Baker: Diving. Alexis Smith: Diving.


The Northern Kentucky High School bowling conference enters its postseason Feb. 26. There will be three stages in the tournament for team awards and two stages for the individual championship. This weekend, Super Bowl Erlanger will host the team regional qualifier and regional singles tournament. The team tourney will start 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, and the singles tourney 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27. The four regular-season district champions in each gender are exempt from the Feb. 26 tourney, as they qualified for the regional tournament Saturday, March 5, at La Ru Lanes in Highland Heights. Out of the March 5 tournament, four boys teams and six girls teams will advance to the state tournament Saturday, March 19, at Eastland Lanes in Lexington. The boys district champions are Cooper, Campbell County, Newport and Walton-Verona. In girls, champs are Conner, Campbell, and Lloyd. Bishop Brossart had

a chance to win District 3 in a makeup match with Villa Madonna Feb. 21. Dayton is in first place right now. Campbell County dominated both genders this year, going 76-8 in boys and 82-2 in girls. The singles tourney Feb. 27 will advance bowlers to the state tourney Sunday, March 20, also at Eastland Lanes. Here are the final standings for the season except for the one makeup match:


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Christian boys basketball team beat Silver Grove 76-51, Feb. 15. Silver Grove’s top-scorer was Jeremy Hammons with 21 points. On Feb. 18, Beechwood beat Silver Grove 64-22. Anthony Turcios, Hammons and Dallas Dunaway led Silver Grove with six points each. • In girls basketball, Calvary beat Silver Grove 60-38, Feb. 15. Silver Grove’s topscorer was Cindy Miller with 19 points. The Beechwood girls basketball team beat Silver Grove 59-29, Feb. 17. Silver Grove’s top-scorer was Amber Fancher with eight points.

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• The Villa Madonna boys basketball team beat Dayton 72-52, Feb. 15. Dayton’s topscorer was Holt with 15 points. On Feb. 18, Ludlow beat Dayton 76-68. Dayton was led by Thomas Rogg with 27 points. • In girls basketball, Dayton beat Ludlow 50-29, Feb. 19. Dayton was led by Hannah Schoultheis with 13 points.





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what has gotten us in our present condition. Unfortunately, many of us have carried this attitude to the ballot box, electing the politician who promised the Lloyd Rogers biggest free lunch. Community The free lunches are over, history Recorder calls, and the batguest tle must be joined. columnist Our calling for greatness is to confront these issues, and to confront them now. The World War II generation was called the greatest generation because they confronted their problems head-on, they put their lives on the line, they charged into machine gun fire to protect our way of life. They are called the greatest generation for a reason: Because history judged them in the aftermath and found them to be great. Make no mistake, we too will be judged by our children and grandchildren. At this moment of crisis did we rise to the challenge, did we make the hard choices which preserved our way of life, or did we bury our heads in the sand and sit on our couches. Will our children and grandchildren be able to say that we made the hard choices that made possible (for them) a future of greatness. I know how I want to be judged. We may not have crossed the Rubicon, but we can certainly hear its rushing waters. Will history someday record America as a once great nation that went the way of the Roman Empire. Lloyd K. Rogers is a resident of Alexandria and former city councilman.

CHATROOM What do you think of the plans for the new Horseshoe Casino at Broadway Commons, and do you think you will patronize the casino? Why or why not? “I am glad that Ohio and Cincinnati will finally be getting a casino. I think the location will revive that area of downtown. As a non-smoker it will be nice to frequent a non-smoking casino. I can only hope there is plenty of safe parking on site. It will be nice to see local casino dollars going towards Cincinnati and Ohio tax coiffures. Go figure!” T.D.T.

... Indiana is too far to drive for some people and I like the idea of bringing business to downtown ... I would advise gamblers to use caution since Cincinnati has a bad reputation for crime.” B.S.

“Yep, I will probably go once a year or so, and have some fun. I think the plans look good, and when done, tax revenue will begin to stay in Ohio, and quit going to fund Indiana!” C.H.

“A long time ago, I swore that I would not go to another casino until there was one in Ohio. My continued patronizing of The Horseshoe will depend upon how ‘loose’ the slots are.” R.A.R.

“I think that the Horseshoe Casino will bring a lot of revenue to our city not to mention jobs. This just might be the boost to our local economy that we needed. Nothing else has worked so far. As far as visiting it, Yeah. Once or twice. We aren’t huge gamblers. I just hope that the number of our police officers will increase to correspond with the visitors that a casino brings.” D.H.

“The casino should be on the river near The Banks project. Broadway Commons is downtown where there is a lot of crime.” J.E.T.

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“The Horseshoe Casino is a great project. I believe the Casino will become a major attraction for downtown Cincinnati, both for residents of southern Ohio and convention visitors. It will also help to develop the eastern part of Over-The-Rhine into an entertainment area and a restaurant area.” R.W.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Choose Comer for agriculture commissioner

On May 17, we will be back at the polls for another primary. While the gubernatorial race is at the top of the ticket, I want to emphasize the importance of Agriculture Commissioner. Kentucky needs a leader with vision and experience to advance our agricultural industries. We need an agenda that will focus on expanding our agricultural markets, making the department’s budget transparent, and expanding Kentucky’s role in bio-fuel production. James (Jamie) Comer is the right person for this job. Mr. Comer is one of our State Representatives (53rd House District) with a distinguished and strong conservative voting record. Representative Comer is also a 5th generation farmer with a 950 acre beef cattle operation. This legislative and farming experience is complimented by an Agricultural Degree from Western Kentucky University. Our new economy requires new leadership. James Comer is the clear and qualified choice. Kevin Sell Alexandria

In support of Ashworth

Tracy Ashworth’s column “Secondhand smoke is harmful” (Jan. 13) tells many good reasons why smoking in public places should be banned. The editorial says that there are 5,000 deaths related to secondhand smoking every year. It is wrong that people who don’t smoke die because of people who do. Imagine how many lives we

would save if smoking was banned in public places. The editorial also states that parents who smoke provide 90 percent of their children’s exposure to secondhand smoke. Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to die from sudden infant death syndrome. They also have more health problems, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, and ear infections. Children are sick because of parents? That shouldn’t happen at all. What should we do about it? We should ban smoking in public places. It is the most logical answer, but it would be taking away freedoms. However, lives are more important than freedom. If people stop smoking, less people would die. There would be more employees, so more money for the country. That is why I agree with Tracy. Ryan Millard Fort Thomas

Cutting government funds

Is there anyone else who gets confused, particularly in light of wholesale bipartisan attempts to cut federal government spending, when they read “HUD gives Brighton $94,131 grant” article in CCF Recorder 17 Feb 2011? All of these well intentioned nanny benefits, or “investments”, as they are currently defined, are available via the private financial/banking companies, who we’re pretty sure are better qualified than “counselors” at the BC. Can these folks in need of counseling read? If so, there are volumes of easily understood materi-

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Drug czar’s visit an important step The numbers are staggering: We’re losing 82 Kentuckians a month to drug overdose, from the cities to rural areas in Appalachia. Nearly 1,000 of our fellow Kentuckians died from drug overdose in Sen. Mitch 2009, more than McConnell those killed in trafCommunity fic crashes. Last year, law enforceRecorder ment responded to guest 1,100 meth lab columnist sites across the state, up from 738 in 2009. And Kentucky ranks in the top three of marijuana-producing states. Too many of our children are experimenting with drugs. Kentucky ranked eighth in the nation for abuse of prescription pain reliever drugs among 12- to 17year-olds, and in eastern Kentucky, the average age when a child first gets high on prescription pills is 11. Drug abuse persists as a serious problem in all 120 counties of the commonwealth. But the numbers alone can’t tell the whole story. Drug addiction fuels crime, particularly theft, as abusers steal to support their habit. Drugs not only hurt the people who abuse them; they rip families apart. Parents who are addicted will neglect their children because all they care about is getting high. And I’ve met too many families who have lost a child to drug abuse, and will never get to see their beloved son or daughter grow up. Fighting drug abuse takes a large bite out of government resources at the federal, state and local levels. And in this era of multi-trillion-dollar deficits, our government—at the local, state and federal levels—must be more efficient and more effective with the limited resources that are available. That’s why I encouraged R. Gil


Senator McConnell encouraged Gil Kerlikowske, the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, me to discuss the problems facing Kentucky, as they relate to prescription drug abuse, meth production and marijuana eradication. Kerlikowske, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, to tour Kentucky this week and get a close-up view of the problems we face in the Bluegrass State. Known as the country’s “drug czar,” Director Kerlikowske’s visit will focus attention on this crisis and inspire new solutions to deal with it. Director Kerlikowske will visit Louisville, Lexington, London and Pikeville to better understand the scope of Kentucky’s drug problem and make an informed decision on what’s necessary to continue the federal government’s commitment to combating drugs in the commonwealth. As a career lawenforcement officer, he is able to understand what kind of support Kentucky police need. For instance, for more than a decade I’ve worked closely with the Kentucky National Guard on marijuana eradication in eastern Kentucky. Last year the Guard’s efforts led to 493 arrests and 266,000 marijuana plants destroyed, plus many weapons, meth labs and pills seized. Going forward, we will need to get similar results on a tighter budget. Getting Director Kerlikowske down to Kentucky to

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Now is the time to face nation’s financial issues Democrats and Republicans have played the game of “gotcha” since time immemorial. With the 2012 presidential election season heating up, the game is afoot. President Obama has fired the first salvo in this game of “gotcha” with his milk-toast budget. The presidents budget proposes a meager 2.4 percent reduction in spending. This is not a serious budget as it is far too modest to address our current fiscal crisis. The president believes he has laid a clever trap for the Republicans. Now, President Obama waits for his quarry, the Republicans in the House of Representatives, to step into his snare with their serious budget cut proposals. Then the demagoguery begins with headlines in the media depicting the Republicans as forcing seniors to eat dog food, or taking away the children’s school lunches, and on and on. I think we all know these lyrics by now. The discretionary part of the national budget is about l5 percent and that is not the place we are going to address our large deficit. In order to bring down the deficit and get our fiscal house in order we must address the entitlements. But these have been the sacred cows in the past, and that is one reason we are on the road to bankruptcy. With the rise of the Tea Parties across America, it has caused the politicians to listen to the people more closely, but do they have the backbone to take the media pounding and possibly the loss of their jobs for doing the right thing. Talking to the average American, one would quickly discover that it’s fine to address someone else’s entitlement but keep your hands off mine. This attitude is


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meet with the Guard and police officers who direct this effort is invaluable to making sure Kentucky continues to get all the help it can from the federal government. The director’s visit to get a firsthand look at the drug problem in eastern Kentucky will help ensure that our efforts to stem drug use don’t recede there. The Appalachian region has a fatal overdose rate nearly twice as high as the nation at large. A visit from the drug czar will mean a lot in Louisville and Lexington, too, where the rate of deaths from prescription drugs is above the national average. Director Kerlikowske’s visit to Kentucky is an important step to saving our family members, friends and neighbors from drug abuse. The nation’s drug czar could travel to a lot of places; I’m glad he accepted my invitation to come here. But it is still just one step of many. It will be up to the rest of us—elected officials, business leaders, law enforcement, educators, treatment program workers—to make the most of the attention his visit will bring, and to continue to focus on repairing the damages of drug abuse. Mitch McConnell is the Republican leader of the U.S. Senate.


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Sheri and Todd Bitters stand inside the Alexandria Angilo’s Pizza in front of the Elvis-inspired booth.

Alexandria, California Angilo’s Pizza shops are family-run By Chris Mayhew

Family is the first ingredient for the Bitters’ familyrun Angilo’s Pizza in the Alexandria Center shopping row, off the AA Highway in California. Angilo’s is the name of a franchise, but each location is operated and owned independently of one another. The children of Sheri and Todd Bitters first started working for the Angilo’s in California before the family ended up opening an Angilo’s in Alexandria on July 2, 2002. They later bought the California location too. “Our kids have grown up here because we’ve had it for eight years,” said Sheri Bitters. In addition to themselves and their children there are nieces and nephews that work in the stores. “So, it’s almost every shift we have somebody that’s family here,” Sheri said. Many of the employees who aren’t related to them have stayed for a long time because they’re like family too, and treated that way, she said. It’s the same with customers, and for many regular customers, they’re not only called by name, but the staff also knows what they usually order, Sheri said. “We have generated not only customers, but friendships, lifelong friendships,” she said of their customers. “It’s family-oriented, they know that.”

Todd Bitters said he had always wanted to run a restaurant where he could serve home cooked meals, and left his work in shipping and receiving departments for door fabricators to open his own Angilo’s. For a long time, Todd said he only did the cooking himself, but he’s allowed select other employees to cook the food as well, saying the food is a point of pride for him. “I’m very particular about how the food comes out,” he said. The restaurant cooks using a brick oven instead of a conveyor belt, and the Angilo’s name is especially known for its steak hoagies and they can be ordered with any combination of ingredients customers want, Sheri said. To improve customer service, customers no longer have to walk up to pay at the register in Alexandria anymore either because of a technology upgrade, Sheri said. The location and hours for the Alexandria Angilo’s, 8109 Alexandria Pike, is 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday; and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. For information call 635-9442. For the California Angilo’s, 3520 Ivor Road, the hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m to 10 p.m. Saturday; noon to 8 p.m. Sunday; and closed Monday. For information call 635-8700.


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Celebrate the rhyming master, Dr. Seuss, with tongue twisters, games and much more fun. Ages 6-11. Registration required. • Eating Right for Teens 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3 Celebrate National Nutrition Month by learning about healthy snacks and nutrition at the library. Ages 8-18. No registration required.


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Maureen Brown owns Burlington’s The Opinionated Bookseller, which offers used, vintage and rare books.


Independent bookstores are serving a niche By Chris Mayhew and Stephanie Salmons,

No matter what you’re looking for, Northern Kentucky’s independently owned book stores cater to varying and unique tastes. Specializing in outdoor travel guide books, the Roebling Point Bookstore, which opened in October 2010 at 302 Greenup St., Covington, is housed next to the offices of Keen Communications, a book publisher. “We’re very big on the outdoor travel recreation and guide books,” said Kara Pelicano, store manager. There are guides for everything from walking tours of cities to places to kayak, camp and backpack in stock. “A lot of people have stopped in here before they go on vacation,” Pelicano said. The store also stocks best-selling fiction and mystery and local interest books because most customers seem to be very loyal neighbors, she said. One of the store’s most popular new sellers is a ghost hunting in Kentucky book published by the company, Pelicano said. In March, the store plans to add a used book section, she said. The store is “dog-friendly” and the hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend hours will begin once spring is officially here, Pelicano said. In Fort Thomas, The Blue Marble Children’s Bookstore, 1356 South Fort Thomas Ave., has been catering to children for 31 years. Peter Moore and his wife, Tina, own and operate the store. Beyond the shelves of books downstairs, the store features a second-floor reading room where visiting authors and groups of children are read aloud to underneath a star-decorated ceiling. The entire room is based upon the book “Goodnight Moon.” Everything in the room, down to the doll to whom the old lady in the book whispers “hush,” are re-created in homage to the classic book by Margaret Wise Brown. Visiting authors in the past have included Norman Bridewell, creator of the “Clifford the Big Red Dog” books. Maureen Brown, owner of Burlington’s The Opinionated Bookseller, said her store reaches a market that bigger chains may miss. She offers used and vintage books as well as some rare signed works. While the store’s collection fills rooms of an historic downtown build-


In the “Goodnight Moon” reading room on the second floor of The Blue Marble Childrens’ Bookstore in Fort Thomas, a stuffed animal of the old lady from the book that whispers “hush” is part of the décor that’s based entirely from the Margaret Wise Brown story.


Roebling Point Bookstore in Covington is named for its proximity to the historic John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge spanning the Ohio River.


The front room of Roebling Point Bookstore in Covington features new fiction and books of local interest with the store’s signature outdoor travel guides in a separate room. ing, “I don’t just stock anything,” she said. “I go through boxes of books everyday and I price them, but only about three or four out of each box goes into the store.” Modern popular fiction by authors like John Grisham and Nora Roberts are sold for a dollar or two on the front porch. “They don’t go in the store,” Brown said. Less important books are pulled when books that are a little more deserving, like prize-winners or books that may be more rare or in demand, come in

and require shelf space, she said. Brown is a member of the AbeBooks and sells her books through the online marketplace to people in countries around the world. “That’s where I make most of my business because nobody knows about us,” said Brown who began selling books online before opening the shop in 2006. The store, located at 5975 N. Jefferson St., Burlington, is in the same building with her sister’s store, Vintage Things.


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Art Machine, 2-3:30 p.m., Art Machine, 1032 Saratoga St., Visual arts programming and hands-on art projects. Ages 6-18. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekend. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 859-750-9226; Newport.


Incognito, 8 p.m.-midnight, Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Come dressed in a disguise and dance. Music by the Karate Girls. Benefits the Fort Thomas Education Foundation teacher grant program. $40, $30 advance before Feb. 18. 859-815-2004; Newport.


Omope Daboiku, 1-2 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Awardwinning storyteller and wordsmith spins yarns that reflect traditional Appalachian and other cultural tales. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Family friendly. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 859-491-4003; Covington. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Explore the museum’s many cultural treasures. All ages. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Family friendly. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 859-4914003; Covington.


Health Screenings, 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. It’s Time To Talk About It: Eating Disorder Awareness Event, 7 p.m., Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Dr. Susie Mendelsohn, licensed clinical psychologist, brings public attention to critical need to raise awareness and funds to battle eating disorders. Benefits National Eating Disorders Association. $3 donation. Registration required, available at Presented by Dr. Susan Mendelsohn: Transform, Empower, Soar. 513-787-0349. Newport.

Surf & Blues Winterfest, 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Music by the Maladroits, the AmpFibians, the Surfer Tiki Bandits and the Southgate Boys. Includes beach drink specials. Dinner available 6 p.m. Family friendly. $5. 859-261-1029. Latonia.


Alex Reymundo, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $17. Ages 18 and up. 859-9572000; Newport.

Wild Carrot and the Roots: Our Roots are Showing, 2:45-3:45 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Performance blending styles and sounds: American roots music including jazz and folk songs to show tunes and original material. Part of the ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 859-4914003; Covington. The Seedy Seeds Record Release Party, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Doors open 8 p.m. With Bad Veins, Loyal Divide, State Song, Culture Queer, Flotation Walls, Englishman, Bro. Steven, Dan Mecher (of the Turnbull ACs), Cheyenne Mize, Cassino and Rodeo Ruby Love. $15 ages 18-20, $12 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport.




The Lunacy of Love, 8 p.m., Village Players, 8 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Five short comedies. Ages 15 and up. $15. Through Feb. 26. 859-392-0500; Fort Thomas.


Amazing Race Open Casting Call, 4-9 p.m., Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, First 200 individuals in line guaranteed opportunity to audition for CBS reality TV show. One minute on camera. Eligibility requirements available online. 859-647-4730; Florence.

Taken, 10 p.m., Peecox, 859-342-7000; Erlanger.


Saving Stimpy, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Shimmers, $3. 859-426-0490. Fort Wright.


The Werks, 9 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., With Skeetones, Rumpke Mountain Boys. Doors open 8 p.m. $10. 859-491-2444; Covington.

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Alex Reymundo, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $17. Ages 21 and up. 859-957-2000; Newport.


In Love With Shakespeare, 2-3:30 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Comedic showcase of famous Shakespearean love scenes and sonnets. Part of the Shakespeare in the Park series. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. 859-962-4000. Erlanger. The Lunacy of Love, 8 p.m., Village Players, $15. 859-392-0500; Fort Thomas.


Entrance Exam, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Covington Latin School, 21 E. Eleventh St., For above-average students in grades 5-7. $50. Registration recommended. 859-291-7044; Covington.


Northern Kentucky Bodybuilding, Figure and Bikini Championships, 6-10 p.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Mandatory meeting at 9:30 a.m. Prejudging at 10:30 a.m. Benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children. $25. Presented by Beverly International Nutritional Co.. 800-781-3475; Covington. S U N D A Y, F E B . 2 7

EDUCATION Super Sunday College Fair, 3 p.m., Gateway Community and Technical College Urban Center, 525 Scott Blvd., Part of statewide initiative conducted by Kentucky Community and Technical College System to increase college-going rate of African-American students. Free. Presented by Gateway Community and Technical College Boone Campus. 859-442-1154. Covington. PROVIDED


Afroman, 7 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., Joseph Foreman, a rapper known for his singles “Because I Got High” and “Crazy Rap.”. $12. 859-291-2233; Covington.


Jazz in the Afternoon, 4:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., With the Phil DeGreg Trio. 859-261-2365; Covington.


Evensong, 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Ave., Joel Martinson. Anthem: Open, O Lord - Michael Sitton. The Choir of Trinity Church. Wine and cheese will follow meditative services. 859-431-1786. Covington.


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


Cinderella, 3 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, $13, $12 faculty/staff/alumni, $10 seniors, $8 students. 859-572-5464; Highland Heights.

Northern Kentucky University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents the musical “Cinderella” with book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and music by Richard Rodgers through Sunday, Feb. 27. Shows will be at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday in NKU’s Corbett Theatre, located on Nunn Drive in Highland Heights. Tickets are $13; $12 for faculty, staff and alumni; $10 for senior citizens; and $8 for students with valid ID from any school. Fore more information and to buy tickets call the NKU Theatre & Dance Department’s Box Office at 859-572-5464. Box Office hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Pictured is Liz Sunderhaus as Cinderella. M O N D A Y, F E B . 2 8

BUSINESS MEETINGS Women’s Initiative: Business Women Connect Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m., Metropolitan Club, 50 E. RiverCenter Blvd., Invite friends and coworkers to mix, mingle and meet new friends while enjoying happy hour drinks and appetizers. Open to all area professional women. Ages 21 and up. Free. Presented by Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. 859-578-8800; Covington.

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Scoliosis/Posture Screening, 9 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Newport, 52 Carothers Road, Brief health questionnaire. Spinal and postural evaluation for scoliosis. Free. 859291-2225. Newport.


Songwriter Showcase and Open Mic Night, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Hosted by Billy Catfish. Free. 859-4312201; Newport.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Stories, songs and activities. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required 859-781-6166. Cold Spring. Pajama Story Time, 7 p.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Stories, songs and activities. Ages 3 and up. Registration required. 859-572-5033. Fort Thomas.

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Women Making a Difference Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Second Floor Ballroom. Three Notre Dame alumnae honored. Special tribute to Notre Dame alumnae who have served, or are currently serving, in military. Benefits Notre Dame Tuition Assistance Program. Ages 18 and up. $45. Reservations required. Presented by Notre Dame Academy. 859-2927729. Covington.


Play Art, 4 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035. Newport.


Toddler Story Time, 11 a.m., Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 859-572-5033. Fort Thomas.

Pajama Story Time, 6:30 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 3 and up. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring.


Honk Jr., 7 p.m., Holy Cross High School, 3617 Church St., Award-winning musical has transformed Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale into modern musical comedy for the whole family. $10. Through March 6. 859957-1940. Covington.

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Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m., Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859572-5033. Fort Thomas. Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859781-6166. Cold Spring. Preschool Story Time, 11 a.m., Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859572-5033. Fort Thomas. Pajama Story Time, 7 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Ages 3 and up. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035. Newport. Baby Time, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Clap, sing and bounce with your child. Birth to age 2. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-5725035. Newport.


The 31st Anniversary Irish Ceili is 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Cincinnati Music Hall Ballroom. It is a fanciful night of Irish dance, song and music presented by the Cincinnati Irish Cultural Society. Simple Irish Ceili dances are called so young and old can join in the fun. More intricate dances will be performed by the world champion McGing Irish Dancers, out of a dance studio in Blue Ash. Music performances will be by Vinegar Hill. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 513-6971904 or e-mail Proceeds benefit the Cincinnati Feis, an Irish dance competition. Pictured are Cecelia Knox, of West Chester; Grace Kelly, of Loveland; and Hailey McManus, of Batavia, members of the McGing Irish Dancers.


Underbelly, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Doors open 8:30 p.m. Cincinnati’s strangest comedy show features improv, sketches, poetry, music and more. Ages 18 and up. $8 ages 18-20; $5 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201. Newport.


The classic, “Fiddler on the Roof,” kicks up its heels at the Aronoff Center through Sunday, Feb. 27. It is the original Broadway direction and choreography, and stars veteran actor John Preece. Performances are at 8 p.m. through Friday, Feb. 25; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26; and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27. Tickets are $22.50-$64.50. Call 800-982-2787 or visit


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Price Hill restaurant faves: • Alex Sebastian’s cucumber sauce. For Debbie Brafford. “This Price Hill restaurant’s sauce is awesome!” It’s thinner in texture than most sauces. Bella Napoli’s salad dressing. The restaurant has closed but was a Price Hill favorite. “A house salad dressing that was to die for.” Debbie Brafford hopes one of his heirs would have the recipe. • Mimi’s carrot raisin muffins. For Amy Hamilton. I was told by this Mason restaurant that if enough folks e-mail the request to their website (, they will print the recipe. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Steps to preplanning a funeral

By Melissa Stewart | Editor Although it can be difficult to think about what will happen at the end of life, many people are choosing to preplan their own funeral or memorial service for the sake of their loved ones. Preplanning can ease stress on family and friends who otherwise would be left making difficult decisions at a time when they are feeling emotionally strained. Preplanning is just as important and necessary as planning any other even in your life. Here are some easy steps to help you through the process.

Step 1. Choose the kind of funeral or memorial service you want. Do you want a funeral or memorial service; do you want this service to be formal or informal? Who do you want involved? A funeral service is a traditional ceremony most often held in a funeral home or place of worship. The body is often

Funeral, memorial service preplanning terminology There are terms related to funeral and memorial services that you need to know, including: Casket or coffin is a box in which a body is buried. Columbarium is a vault with small spaces or niches for cremation urns or containers. Cremation is the method of converting the remains to ashes. Crypt is a space in a mausoleum or other building that holds the remains. Direct cremation is done shortly after death without embalming. present during the service with either an open or closed casket. A memorial service is usually less formal and more personally styled to reflect the life of the one who has passed away. Oftentimes, the memorial service is held after the burial or cremation without the body present.

Direct burial happens shortly after death with no viewing or visitation, so no preservation of the body is necessary. Embalming is a chemical process that is used to temporarily preserve the body. Entombment is burial in a building or structure. Grave liner or outer container is a concrete cover that fits over a casket in a grave to minimize ground settling. This item is optional in some states.

the ground, inurnment (see the next definition) or entombment. Inurnment is the placing of cremated remains in an urn. Mausoleum is a building in which remains are buried or entombed. Memorial society is an organization that provides information about funerals and burials. Urn or container holds cremated remains. These are available in a variety of forms and materials including metal, wood, and ceramic.

Interment is burial in a casket in Step 2. Consider the costs. Expenses for funeral and memorial services can vary greatly. Decide how much you would like for the service to cost by doing your own research and cost comparisons. You can even choose to prepay for your own funeral and burial expenses.

Step 3. Choose someone to oversee your funeral or memo rial service. Select a trusted friend or family member who can take responsibility for following your instructions. Step 4. Decide the arrange ments for your physical remains. Consider the different

Many people are choosing to preplan their own funeral or memorial service for the sake of their loved ones.

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Coping with the loss of a loved one By Neva Martin | Contributor Disbelief, shock, sadness, anger ‌ these are just a few of the emotions you may experience when you lose someone you love dearly. From guilt to despair, from denial to yearning, those feelings are normal as you go through the mourning process. The more significant your loss, the more intense is your grief, whether it’s your spouse, a child or a longtime friend. But grieving is also a highly individual experience and how you grieve depends on many factors, among them your personality and coping style, your faith, and how the loss occurred. More than 40 years ago, psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross described what has been called the five stages of grief, based on studies of her patients who faced terminal illness: Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and

acceptance. If you are experiencing any of these emotions from a loss, know they are normal and natural, but also know that you do not have to go through each of these stages in order to heal. You may not go through any of them. Still, it doesn’t mean you feel loss any less. Know, though, that coping with your pain is vital to your mental health. Most importantly, allow yourself to grieve. And, as you experience the emotional pain from the death of your loved one, you can find several ways to help you cope: • Reach out to caring people. Find those relatives and friends who understand you and your feelings of loss. This can include joining support groups that include others, who are experiencing similar losses. • Don’t be afraid to express your feelings. It’s

OK to tell caring others about how you feel. This is a step to help you work through the grieving process. • Take care of your physical health. Be sure to stay in regular contact with your family physician. Eat well and get plenty of rest. And be mindful of the danger of becoming dependent on alcohol or other medications to help you deal with your grief. • Accept that life is for the living. This can be a challenge but is necessary to begin the process of living once again in the pres-

ent, not dwelling on the past. • Postpone major life changes. Moving, remarrying, changing jobs, having another child – try to hold off on any big decisions. Give yourself time to adjust to your loss. • Have patience. This can be one of the hardest achievements, because it can take months and years to absorb your loss and accept your changed life. • Seek outside help if necessary. For some, grief may be too hard to bear, but seeking professional assistance to help you work through your pain is a sign of strength, not weakness. Don’t forget: Time is a great healer. You may never stop missing your loved one, but the pain will ease after time and allow you to go on with your life. Sources:;

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Military funeral honors available to veterans By Neva Martin | Contributor When planning for family funeral services, it’s important to know this: Those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces are entitled to military funeral honors if they have received an honorable discharge. Such honors can include a grave site at any one of the 131 national cemeteries that have available space, as well as burial in a private cemetery, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It would also include a government headstone or marker, a burial flag and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, all at no expense to the family. Some veterans could be eligible for burial allowances. Those who desire cremation in a national cemetery would receive the same honors as those desiring a casket burial. These benefits are not automatic, however. For

one thing, it is important that family members know the location of the veteran’s discharge papers, to establish eligibility. It is also helpful to know the wishes of that family soldier who has served: songs to be sung at the memorial service, comrades to participate, and any other rituals such as the playing of Taps. The military also pro-

vides two uniformed members of the armed services to carry out the honors, which include presenting the folded flag to the next of kin. Other rituals may include an honor guard and a rifle firing party to salute the deceased soldier. The VA does not make funeral arrangements or perform cremations, so your family might wish to

pre-plan with a funeral home, ahead of the need, to ease the burden, especially if the soldier wants to be buried in a national cemetery. The funeral home can also be in touch with local active-duty and reserve military groups, as well as local veterans posts such as the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Many of these groups volunteer throughout the country, throughout the year, to honor both active soldiers who have been killed in the line of duty as well as those veterans who served in earlier times. Whatever the arrangements, and however the sad the memorial, it can be comforting to know that the service has honored that family member, that soldier who served our nation so faithfully. Sources:;;

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dards for record keeping and the distribution and processing of human tissue,” Loeben said. You can also preregister your donation with a local medical school or university. The organization will send you a registration packet that goes over its policies and procedures. Be sure to read it carefully. Medical schools, by law, are not permitted to purchase anyone’s body. If you are satisfied with its policies, you can sign a consent form stating your desire to donate your body. Place it with a copy of your will and other personal documents. You will not be listed as a donor until you receive a completed form from the institution acknowledging your consent.

they will know what to do when the time comes. Some institutions may send you a wallet card that will notify authorities at the time of death, making it easier to transport your body properly to the institution. Donating your body to science doesn’t mean you can’t also be an organ donor. Another group to check is the United Network for Organ Sharing ( This national group oversees organ transplantation procedures in the United States. Humans have many ways of donating their resources – time, talent, money. But the gift of self is an enduring commitment to those who come after us. Sources;;;

By Melissa Stewart | Editor Losing a pet can be a very difficult trial for the entire family. This faithful companion has brought countless hours of joy in your life and was truly a member of the family. It’s important to honor the memory of this beloved friend. Here are a few ideas to help you do just that. 1. Create a scrapbook or even a website to honor your pet’s life. 2. Purchase a garden memorial or stone accent for your yard. 3. Create and publish a book about your pet’s life 4. Encourage your children to write a letter to your pet or draw a picture for him or her. Sources:, www.factmonster.comand

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Evelyn Bennett

Evelyn Bennett, 84, of Dayton, died Feb. 12, 2011, at her residence. Her husband, James H. Bennett, died previously Survivors include sons, James C. Bennett, William Bennett and Robert Bennett; daughter, Gayle Lemoine; nine grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice of Bluegrass.

Gloria Hope Berne

Gloria Hope Berne, 80, of Fort Thomas, died Feb. 18, 2011, at Highland Spring of Fort Thomas. She was the former owner/operator of Happy Days Daycare in Bellevue. Her husband, William Berne, died previously. Survivors include her brother, John McGlone of Dayton.

Donna Lee Bernhard

Donna Lee Hornbach Bernhard, 72, of Fort Thomas, died Feb. 12, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was an administrator of graduate programs with Children’s Hospital, a member of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Thomas, a realtor with Sibcy Cline Realty and a member of the National Association of Realtors. Survivors include her husband Bruce Bernhard; son, Marc P. Bernhard of Fort Wright; daughter, Kristen Burt of Bowling Green; brother, Jerome Hornbach of Southgate; and five grandchildren. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Arlene Steelman Boden

Arlene June Steelman Boden, 72, of California, died Feb. 17, 2011, at her home. She was a homemaker, teacher at Dale Elementary and worked for American Optical & Patient First. She was a member of First Twelve Mile Baptist Church and traveled with the Eastern Kentucky University choral group during college. She loved working in her rose garden, singing and decorating. A granddaughter, Jessica Ellen Mitchell; sister, Loretta Steelman; and a brother, Carl Steelman, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Robert Lee Boden; daughters, Kimberly Ann Christen and Lori Boden Mitchell; brothers, Robert Steelman and Lowell Steelman; and three grandchildren. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Alexandria Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow. Entombment will be at Evergreen Cemetery Mausoleum, Southgate.

Louis Collins

Louis Collins, 77, of Alexandria, died Feb. 10, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Survivors include his longtime companion, Carolyn Estes, and her sons Carroll and Wayne; a brother, James Collins; and sisters, Ruth Caudill and Bonnie Ashcraft. Interment was in Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Ronald ‘Ron’ Collins

Ronald K. “Ron” Collins, 78, of Dayton, died Feb. 18, 2011, at University of Cincinnati Hospital. He retired as a supervisor from Cincinnati Bell after 41 years and retired as a NCAA basketball official from the MAC Conference. He was working as a sales associate at Lowe’s Home Improvement and was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Survivors include his wife, Rosemarie Collins of Dayton; daughter, Traci Krumpelman of Edgewood; sons, Bart Collins of Edgewood, Steven Collins of Villa Hills and Hank Mullins of Dayton; and six grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Humane Society of Northern Kentucky, 22 Commonwealth Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018.

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Michael Dante Dane

Michael Dante Dane, 65, of Alexandria, died Feb. 10, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired supervisor with Delta Airlines. Survivors include his wife, Janice Houston Dane; daughters, Jennifer Michelle Bates of Florence and Natalie Nicole Henn of Erlanger; stepchildren, Chris Browning of Florence and Edie Ann Chow of Independence; brothers, Christopher Dane of Norwolk, Conn., and Terry Dane of Bartlett, Ill; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 or Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Thomas A. Eviston

Thomas A. “Tuck” Eviston, 72, of Wilder, died Feb. 17, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a teacher with Cincinnati Public School System for 18 years and personnel manager for 12 years for Porter Precision Products, Cincinnati. His brothers Paul, Dave and Don Eviston died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Amanda Bradford of Williamsburg, Ohio; sons, Tim Eviston of Fort Thomas and Patrick Eviston of New York, N.Y.; sisters, Mary Kay Hehman of Woodlawn, Pam Grout and Teri Carl, both of Villa Hills; brothers, Edward “Eddie” Eviston of Muncie, Ind., Bob Eviston of Fort Wright and Kevin Eviston of Wilder; and five grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas.

Ingaborg Schmitt Goetz

Ingaborg Schmitt Goetz, 81, of Bellevue, died Feb. 16, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a tax examiner with IRS in Covington and formerly worked at St. Luke Hospital in Fort Thomas as a licensed pratical nurse. She was a member of Bluegrass Seniors, Southgate Super Seniors and Bellevue Vets & Bereavement Committee at Divine Mercy Parish in Bellevue. Survivors include her husband, Norbert B. Goetz; daughters, Barb Egan and Karen Combs, both of Fort Thomas, and Donna Goetz of Lombard, Ill; sons, Gary Goetz of Lakeside Park and Douglas Goetz of Highland Heights; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Charity of your choice.

Connie Hanson

Connie Hanson, 66, of Cold Spring, died Feb. 11, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a registered nurse and worked in the operating room at St. Luke Hospital for 30 years. She was a member of Carthage United Methodist Church in Carthage, Ky. Survivors include her husband, Glen Hanson; daughter, Karen Hanson; sons, Kevin and Kris Hanson; parents, Harry and Ruth Thorn; sisters, Eileen Embry and Debbie Moellman; and seven grandchildren. Interment was at Grand View Cemetery, Mentor, Ky. Memorials: Holly Hill Children’s Home, 9599 Summer Hill Road, California, KY 41007.

Edna C. Heiert

Edna C. Heiert, 91, of Alexandria, died Feb. 15, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker, active member of St. Joseph Parish, Camp Springs, and charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Camp Springs Fire Department and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Simon Gosney American Legion Post No. 219. She was a member of Silver Belles & Beaus Seniors Club of Silver Grove & St. Philip’s Seniors and Friends of Melbourne. Her husband, Clifford Heiert, and brothers Carl and Jerome Futscher


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Neal A. Franks, 37, 185 Rifle Range Road, possession of drug paraphernalia at 615 Rifle Range Road, Jan. 29. Nicholas W. Kinsella, 25, 107 North St., possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana at Industrial Road and Dodsworth Lane, Jan. 30.






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DEATHS died previously. Survivors include sons, Ronnie Heiert and Roger “Hop” Heiert; daughter, Rhonda Krift; sister, Stella Franzen; brothers, Maynard and Alex Futscher; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery, Camp Springs. Memorials: Bishop Brossart High School, 4 Grove St., Alexandria, KY 41001 or the Ladies Auxiliary, Camp Springs Fire Department, 6844 Four Mile Pike, Camp Springs, KY 41059.

Ronald William Hirth

Ronald William Hirth, 59, of Dayton, died Feb. 10, 2011, in Dayton. He was a deli department meatcutter for Kroger. Survivors include his parents, Arthur and Rosemary Hirth of Dayton; son, Ronald W. Hirth of Covington; daughters, Chandra Hirth of Covington and Sarah Hirth of Newport; brothers, Jimmy Hirth of Dayton, Denny Hirth of Highland Heights, Brian Hirth of Cincinnati and Darrell Hirth of Fort Thomas; and sisters, Carol Lockhart of Wilder and Jenny Hirth of Dayton. Burial was at St. Stephens Cemetery, Fort Thomas.

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Sr. Rose Mary Maylotte

Divine Providence Sister Rose Mary Maylotte, 92, died on Feb. 13, 2011, at Holy Family Home, Melbourne. She was a professed member of the congregation for 71 years. She spent the first 19 years of her ministry in community service serving as a seamstress for the sisters. From 1958 until 1969 she served as an organist and teacher in parishes in Kentucky, Maryland and Ohio. She returned to St. Anne Convent in 1969 to minister to the sisters and the community. Burial was in the convent cemetery. Memorials: Congregation of Divine Providence, 1000 St. Anne Drive, Melbourne, KY 41059.

James Menefee

James Edward Menefee, 57 of Covington, died Feb. 12, 2011, at home. He was disabled and formerly employed as a Salvation Army worker. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church. His parents, Joseph and Norma Menefee, and a sister, Kathy Young, died previously. Survivors include sisters, Connie Lewis of Independence, Cindy Lovelace of Alexandria, Nancy Tuck-

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Mary Angela Dietrich Kellogg, 90, of Bellevue, died Feb. 13, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a homemaker and a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Bellevue. Her husband, Carnice E. Kellogg, died previously. Survivors include a son, Walter A. Kellogg of Walton; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Entombment was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas.

Leroy Kittle

Leroy Kittle, 82, of Cincinnati, died Feb. 14, 2011, at his residence at Judson Village Nursing Home. He was a U.S. Navy officer and an avid hunter. Survivors include daughters, Linda Ray, Lee Ann Burgard, Gina Hamilton and Susan Ketron, all of Florence; sons, Rick Kittle of Union and Jerry Kittle of Alexandria; 20 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Michael L. Lacey

Michael L. Lacey Sr., 60, of Newport, died Feb. 11, 2011, at home. He was a painter for the Housing Authority of Covington. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Jordan Lacey; sons, Michael L. Lacey Jr. and Marcus Jordan; daughters, Rachel Jordan and Kelly Johnson; and four grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Wood Hudson Cancer Research Lab, 931 Isabella St., Newport, KY 41071.

Gene E. Lawson

Gene E. “The Barber” Lawson, 73, of Independence, formerly of Newport, died Feb. 17, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a barber and the owner of Newport Plaza Barbers. His wife, Linda Young Lawson, died previously. Survivors include his mother, Lois Lawson; sons, Danny Lawson and Anthony Lawson; daughter, Annette Fiasco; brothers, Kenneth Lawson and Leonard Lawson; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas.

Gary Maines

Gary Maines, 53, of Alexandria, died Feb. 9, 2011, at his residence. He was a steelworker with Ipsco Steel Inc. His parents, Clarence and Lorraine Maines Jr., died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Sarah Smith of Cincinnati; brothers, Chris and Stephen Maines; and sister, Holly Williams. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Ameri-

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LEGAL NOTICE The Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III (NMHCIII) will be accepting sealed bids for lead hazard reduction on 926 services Hamlet St., located in the City of Newport, Kentucky. Bids are due no later than p.m., local 12:00 time, March 17, 2011, at the offices of the NMHCIII, 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 lead hazard Project #11-01”. The information for Bidders, Form of Bid, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifications and Forms of Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bond, and other contract documents may be obtained by contacting Randy Schweinzger at (859) 581-2533, ext. 217. The hearing and/or speech-impaired may call our TDD line at (859) 581-2533, ext. 290. The NMHCIII will have a pre-bid walkthrough of the building at 10:00 a.m., local time, March 3, 2011. A certified check or bank draft, payable to Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III, U.S. Government Bonds, or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the Bidder and acceptable sureties in amount equal to five (5) percent of the bid shall be submitted with each bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory performance and payment bonds. All Bidders shall include with their bid a statement from an acceptable surety that if their bid is accepted the surety will furnish to the Bidder the required performance and payment bond or bonds required by the contract documents. Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the contract, Section 3, Segregated Facility, Section 109 and E.O. 11246 and Title VI. MBE/WBE firms are encouraged to bid. No bidder may withdraw their bid within 60 days after the actual date of opening thereof. The NMHCIII 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 NMHCIII to do so. It is the intent of NMHCIII to award a contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder. NMHCIII is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 1001622702


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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 LEGAL NOTICE HIGHLAND HEIGHTS PLANNING & ZONING PUBLIC HEARING The City of Highland Heights Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 7:00pm, at 176 Johns Hill Road. The meeting will be held for all interested parties to hear and present evidence relative to the following application: P&Z CASE #01-2011: An application for a possible text amendment to the City’s Official Zoning Ordinance Section 14.1X in reference to LED signage. If there is a need for the City to be aware of a specific disability, you are encouraged to contact the City Building at 859-4418575 so that suitable arrangements can be considered prior to the date of the meeting. The City Office is open MondayFriday 9:00am to 5:00pm. The City will make every reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified disabled person in obtaining access to the meeting. Immediately following the Public Hearing, the regularly scheduled Planning and Zoning meeting will begin. Jean A. Rauf, Clerk/Treasurer CMC Secretary to Planning and Zoning 22766

LEGAL NOTICE The Campbell County Fiscal Court, at a special meeting of the court on Wednes day, February 16, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., at the Campbell County Administration Building, Fiscal Court Chambers, 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, 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-02-11 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT RELATING TO THE REPEAL OF ORDINANCE O-12-10 COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE SMOKEFREE ORDINANCE The full text of Ordinance O-02-11 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-02-11. Paula K. Spicer Fiscal Court Clerk


February 24, 2011


Deaths from B9 CITY OF COLD SPRING NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Cold Spring City Council will conduct a public hearing / special meeting scheduled for Monday, March 14, 2011. The public hearing will begin at 7:30 pm at the Cold Spring City Building, 5694 E. Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Kentucky. The purpose of the public hearing is to obtain comments from interested parties regarding the possible execution of a Land and Water Grant Application for a Walking Trail at Municipal Park. All interested persons and organizations in Cold Spring are invited to the public hearing to submit oral or written comments regarding the Land and Water Grant Application. A special meeting to take possible action regarding this grant will immediately follow the public hearing. Any interested person(s), especially senior citizens, who are unable to provide their input on March 14, 2011 should call the city building at 441-9604 so that arrangements can be made to secure their comments. Rita Seger City Clerk 2930

LEGAL NOTICE M oreland and Wells Enterprises, LLC, 1081 Wagners Ferry Rd., Falmouth, Kentucky, 41040, hereby declares its intention to apply for Retail Beer; Retail Liquor by the Drink; and Retail Sunday Liquor by the Drink licenses no later than March 8, 2011. The business to be licensed will be located at 956 Kenton Station Rd, Alexandria, Kentucky 41001, doing business as Grants Lick Cafe. The principal officers are as follows: Organizer, Randy Moreland of 1081 Wagners Ferry Rd., Falmouth, Kentucky 41040; Organizer, Jo Wells, 1081 Wagners Ferry Rd., Falmouth, KY 41040; Stacey Wells, 1081 Wagners Ferry Rd., Falmouth, KY 41040. Any person, association, corporation, or body politic may protest the granting of the license(s) by writing the Dept, of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1003 Twilight Trail, Frankfort, KY 406018400 within 30 days of the date of this legal publication.

LEGAL NOTICE The Bellevue Tree Commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday March 3, 2011 at 6:30pm in the Callahan Community Center, 322 Van Voast Avenue, Bellevue, Kentucky, 41073. The meeting will be held for all interested parties to hear and present evidence relative to the following: •Tree Removals For more information please contact John M. Yung at 431-8866. 1001623131 LEGAL NOTICE The Fort Thomas Board of Education will accept sealed proposals until 2:00 p.m. on March 3, 2011 for Banking Depository Services. Additional information is available at the office of the Superintendent of Schools, 28 North Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075. Telephone, 859-7813333. The Fort Thomas Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. 1621323

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LEGAL NOTICE The Campbell County Fiscal Court, at a special meeting of the court on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Campbell County Administration Building, Fiscal Court Chambers, 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, 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 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 CONTROLLED AND MAINTAINED BY THE CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT, AND AMENDING ORDINANCE O-10-08, TO ADD THE FOLLOWING ROADS TO SAID OFFICIAL 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 Campbell County & Municipal Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 7:00 P.M. at the Campbell County Courthouse, 8352 E. Main Street, Alexandria, Ky. for the purpose of hearing testimony for the following: FILE NUMBER: 05-11-ZMA-07 APPLICANT: Trans-Ash LOCATION: A 29 acre area located on Mary Ingles Highway 0.75 miles west of Four Mile Road, City of Silver Grove. REQUEST: The submitted request is for approval of a zone map amendment proposing a change in zoning from R-RE / HC to IP. The proposal includes five lots and five industrial / warehouse users. FILE NUMBER: 90-11-TXA-01 APPLICANT: Campbell County Planning Department on behalf of the City of Silver Grove REQUEST: Proposed text amendment to the City of Silver Grove Zoning Ordinance Article XI Off-Street Parking Regulations. Persons interested in this case are invited to be present. Information concerning this case is available for public inspection at the Campbell County & Municipal Planning & Zoning Office, 1098 Monmouth Street, Suite 343, Newport, KY. Monday-Friday during normal business hours. ____________________ Peter J. Klear, AICP Director of Planning & Zoning Date: February 17, 2011 Published: February 24, 2011 Campbell County Recorder

Amy Nicole Miller, 32, of Walton, died Feb. 12, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a member of New Life Tabernacle. Survivors include a daughter, Brooklyn Nicole Miller of Crittenden; sons, Jacob Kane Miller and Ashton Gage Miller, both of Crittenden; sister, Laura King of Alexandria; brother, Matthew Kincer of Covington; and her mother, Debbie Easybuck of Florence. Burial was at Burlington Cemetery in Burlington.

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Thelma B. Pauley

Thelma B. Pauley, 80, of Fort Thomas, died Feb. 16, 2011, at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Levi Pauley Jr., and son Eugene Pauley died previously. Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Powell of Fort Thomas; sons, Jerry Pauley of Dayton, Perry Pauley of Glendale, Ariz., and William E. Pauley of Peoria, Ariz.; sister, Margie Kranbuhl of London, Ky.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Taylor Mill Pentecostal Church, 5336 Taylor Mill Road, Taylor Mill, KY 41015 or University Hospital, 234 Goodman Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45267.

Roy Charles Pierce

Roy Charles Pierce, 76, of Dayton, died Feb. 17, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a construction worker with Piercefield Construction Company and a U.S. Korean War veteran. His wife, Diana M. Pierce, died previously. Survivors include sons, Charles Pierce of Huber Heights, Ohio, Gregory Pierce of Cold Spring and Jeffrey Pierce of Dayton; and two grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

Elmer Powers

Elmer Powers, 66, of Newport, died Feb. 16, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was retired from Paul Emery Painting. Survivors include his former wife and friend, Barbara Hendricks; daughters, Shirley Solorza, Pamela Tiemeyer and Cindy Lambert, all of Newport; sons, Joseph Powers and Elmer Powers Jr., both of Newport; brothers, Ray and Herman Powers of Newport and Anzel Powers of Wilder; sisters, Mildred Turner of Morningview and Marthy Walden of Highland Heights; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Burial was at Persimmon Grove Cemetery.

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Lynda Marie Price, 37 of Alexandria, died Feb. 13, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Covington. She had worked as a waitress at several local restaurants. Survivors include her father, Ron Price of Covington; mother, Aloma Kay Pace of Middleton, Ohio; stepfather, Kenneth Pace of Middleton, Ohio; sons, Dillon Holt and Colton Price of Alexandria; sisters, Laurie Farley of Grand Haven, Mich., Tracy Beltz of Cheviot, Danielle Macaluso of Norwood, and Ashland Price and Angel Price, both of Williamstown; and brothers, Ronnie Price of Bowling Green, Andy Price of Dry Ridge, Austin Kammer of Williamstown and Aaron Price of Covington. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery in Berry, Ky.

Eugene Riley

Eugene Riley, 74, of Alexandria, died Feb. 14, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Riley; daughters, Brenda Thomas, Lynda Longshore and Carol Combs; sons, Gary Riley and Mark Riley; two brothers; three sisters; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Interment was at Alexandria Cemetery.

Mary Elizabeth Turpen

Mary Elizabeth Turpen, 85, of Melbourne, died Feb. 13, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Survivors include her husband, Norman Turpen; sons, Stan and Bryan Turpen, both of Melbourne; and a brother, Larry Dunn of Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Glenn Walker Weinel

Glenn Walker Weinel, 62, of Alexandria, died Feb. 12, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was retired from the Air Force and a member of the Staffburg United Methodist Church. Survivors include his significant other, Mary Hutchinson of Alexandria; sons, Josh and Jason Weinel of Lexington; daughters, Leilani Weinel of Harrodsburg, Malia Toon of Perryville and Jolene Allen of Frankfort; stepchildren, Charlie Martin of Harrodsburg and Timothy Martin of Erlanger; brothers, Jim Weinel and David Weinel of Alexandria and Donnie Weinel of Silver Grove; sisters, Charlotte Holtz of Claryville and Pam Weinel of Covington; and five grandchildren. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery.



NOTICE CITY OF FORT THOMAS, KY. SURPLUS AUCTION Notice is hereby given that the City of Fort Thomas will receive sealed bids in the office of the Purchasing Agent, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, up to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 17th, 2011 on the following items: SURPLUS ITEM(S): *1987 Schwartz street sweeper, GMC 7000 chassis, 24,519 miles, diesel engine w/ John Deere diesel auxiliary motor. VIN 1GDM7D1G7HV537216 *1981 Chipmore brush and wood chipper, Ford 6 cylinder, gas. S/N 211281-12-1297 *1998 Statesman roto-tiller rear tine, model 5056, 5hp gas. S/N 1DK40157 *Lunay paint striper machine, walk-behind, gas engine. *Western hitch type salt spreader, 600 lb, 12 volt, old unit. *1994 Toyota Celica, 2-door, white, automatic, 4 cylinder, 158,798 miles. VIN JT2AT00F3R0026078. Sealed bids shall be returned on the Bid Blank which is a part of the Bid Package, all of which may be obtained at the Office of the City Purchasing Agent, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, KY 41075, or by downloading the Bid Package at<>. Items are available for inspection by calling the City of Fort Thomas at (859) 4411055. Items are in as-is condition; no warranties expressed or implied. Buyer is responsible for pickup and transportation of items. The City reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bids pursuant to State Law and City bidding procedures. All sales will be made to the highest responsible bidder; the City reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Bids received after the specified time and date will be returned unopened to the bidder. Payment to be made on the day of acceptance in the form of cash (U.S. Dollars), Cashier’s Check, or Money Order only. Bid Blank forms must be submitted in sealed envelope and marked on the outside “Surplus Bid Opening – 03/17/11”. Bids will be opened and read at the office of the Purchasing Agent, City Building, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky 41075, on Thursday, March 17, 2011, at 3:05 p.m. Signed: Jennifer Machesney, Purchasing Agent Publication Date: February 24, 2011 3119


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