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Streets, sidewalks to be improved

By Amanda Joering Alley

Some sidewalks and streets in Fort Thomas are getting a face-lift this year as part of the city’s 2010 Capital Improvement Program. The streets included in the program are Burnet Ridge from Riverside Parkway to Lester Lane, Huntemann Lane, Sterling Avenue, Rob Roy Avenue, Deshler Lane, Crescent Court and Arno Avenue.

Deteriorated sidewalks will be replaced along East and West Kimberly Drive, Brittany Lane, Buddle Court and South Fort Thomas Avenue. Councilman Eric Haas said while many streets were considered for improvements, limited funds only allow the city to do some each year. “We are limited by the revenue we receive from the Municipal Aid Road Fund,” said City Administrator Donald Martin. “That is money

the state gives that basically comes from the gas tax.” For the street resurfacing, which is estimated to cost a total of $194,600, the bill is split 50/50 between all abutting property owners on the selected streets and the city, through the Municipal Aid Road Fund. To improve selected sidewalks, city funds will pay for the entire bill, which is estimated at $89,000. Haas said the council’s public

works committee also discussed some requests to have sidewalk constructed along streets where there is currently no sidewalk. The city’s policy states that while the city will pay to have existing sidewalks repaired, any new sidewalks would have to be paid for by the property owners where new sidewalks would be constructed. “We will continue to apply for different grants for new sidewalks,” Martin said.

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Bob Schneider has been selling candies out of his store, Sweet Tooth Candies factory, on 125 West 11th St. in Newport for 41 years. It may sound like a dream job, but it’s labor intensive, including carrying boiling, 80pound vats of chocolate around. It’s still mostly a handmade operation, Schneider said. “People say, ‘Oh, that must be so much fun,’” he said. “It’s stir, it’s push and pull and then you’ve got a big mess to clean up.” LIFE, B1

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The Fort Thomas Military and Community Museum is putting its Fort Thomas Arts and Artists room to use for the next month. Now through the end of March, the museum is hosting the Skopart Exhibit, featuring art work by Fort Thomas resident Michael Skop, who passed away last May. Skop, who taught at Northern Kentucky University and ran an art school out of his home for 25 years, has received international acclaim as a student, sculptor, artist and teacher. “It’s great to be able to feature Michael Skop’s work in the museum,” said Debbie Buckley, the Fort Thomas Renaissance Coordinator. Skop’s wife, Kathy Skop, who retired from teaching art at Highlands High School and now works as a substitute art teacher at Moyer Elementary and Woodfill Elementary, put together the pieces for the exhibit. Students from the elementary schools are going to be taking field trips to see the exhibit. “They are going to be learning about community artists and this will tie into their lessons,” Skop said. Skop said she has hundreds of her husband’s art pieces, which


Alex Ante, former student of both Michael Skop and Kathy Skop, looks at some of the pieces on display at the Skopart exhibit in the Fort Thomas Military and Community Museum Feb. 24.


Michael Skop's family members pose for a picture near some of his work during the opening of the Skopart Exhibit. Back row from left: Niko Skop, Kathy Skop, Ryan Cummins, Zesha Skop Cummins, Damien Skop and Erin Skop. Front row from left: Ariana Cummins and Amaya Cummins. she hopes to continue to exhibit at various places. Buckley said once the Skopart exhibit is over, she hopes to continue to display the work of other local artists in the museum.

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Cattle farmers start direct sales of beef By Chris Mayhew

Campbell County cattle farmers are ready to sell freezer-ready cuts of beef directly to people seeking to buy food locally. The sales during two information sessions for people considering joining the program as buyers will be at the University of Kentucky’s Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service, 3500 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 15. About 15 beef producers are currently interested in working with the program including 10 from Campbell County and some from Boone, Pendleton and other counties, said Don Sorrell, Campbell County’s extension agent for agricultural and natural

resources. There will be an overview during the information sessions of how local farmers operate, delivery and meat cuts that will be provided, and a discussion of antibiotic free and hormone free beef, Sorrell said. There will also be an explanation of how much beef and space will be needed to participate in the vacuum-sealed, ready-for-thefreezer beef, he said. “And we’ll actually start taking orders that evening,” Sorrell said. The point is to connect consumers with a direct link to local farmers, he said. “There’s a lot that goes on in the county as far as agriculture that the average person north of Alexandria is not aware of,” said Vince Rawe of California, one of three brothers who owns Rawe

Brothers LLC, a freezer-beef seller. Rawe Brothers sells about 800 to 900 steers per year, taking them to auction after grazing them and feeding them from a 550pound calf to 800 or more pounds, Rawe said. The meat will be processed at a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspected facility and each farmer participating will sign a certificate that the cow had no hormones or antibiotics, he said. All the beef will receive the Kentucky Proud label, he said. “It’s locally grown by producers, and it’s all based on the integrity of the American farmer,” Rawe said. For information about the program or to make reservations to attend the March 15 informational meetings call Don Sorrell at 572-2600.

What started as a school fundraiser is now becoming a nationally recognized attraction. In the March issue of “Southern Living Magazine,” the Newport Gangster Walking Tour was listed as one of the top 10 reasons to visit Kentucky this year. “We are really flattered, the response for our tours has been overwhelming,” said Jerry Gels, one of the tour’s organizers. “But to be recognized by a national magazine is something that surpassed our expectations.” The tour, an eight-block walk highlighting Newport’s illegal casino era, began as a fundraiser for local students to go on service trips to places like Jamaica and Costa Rica, but its popularity has led ito it becoming a successful business. In honor of the recognition in “Southern Living,” tour organizers are holding a Southern Living Party and Preview Tour Thursday, March 11. The preview tour will be followed by a cake auction at the Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 East Fifth St., raise In the March to money for issue of the service “Southern trips. “We need Living to raise about Magazine,” the $9,000 still Newport to do the things we Gangster want to do, Walking Tour so we need really pick was listed as to up efforts,” one of the top Gels said. Gels said 10 reasons to this year’s visit Kentucky tour includes this year. some new stories and new tour guides, and organizers plan to make a big announcement sometime in April. “We have written a couple of other tours and are working on some partnerships with other organizations,” Gels said. “These other tours are as exciting, if not more exciting, than the gangster tour.” For more information about the preview night and gangster tours, visit or call 513-659-4390.

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Youth foundation launching outreach By Chris Mayhew

The Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation, a new civic-minded group with the goal of giving teens a safe, fun and stable after-school and summer environment, is starting its mission. Foundation board member and Fort Thomas resident Ryan Courtade is helping lead the effort. Courtade, unveiled the group’s logo and mission Feb. 25 at Taylor Mill United Methodist Church, where he is the youth minister. Courtade received help kicking off the foundation’s outreach from fellow board member Kieth Daniel of Alexandria, Kenton County Attorney Garry Edmondson, and representatives from the foundation’s publicity team from Eisen Market Group. Courtade said the foun-


dation’s effort has been a dream he’s had since high school where he realized after-school activities for youth are very limited. “It’s important with the economy and with parents working second jobs to have a place where kids can go to that’s fun and safe,” he said. The foundation will start with a summer program in the City Heights neighborhood in Covington, Courtade said. The group will then work on finding partnerships with community centers or churches to create after-school programs focusing on all the counties in Northern Kentucky. The hope is to have an afterschool program offering tutoring and peer mentoring services active in the fall not just at City Heights, but in other communities, he said. The youth in the summer program will attend three-


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The Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation is starting a campaign to seek support from communities and businesses, and also seeking volunteers interested in joining the group. The group especially needs people with experience working directly with youth. For information about how to donate or join the group visit the Web site day mini camps where they will play games and spend the day doing constructive activities including a field trip, Courtade said. While the foundation is faith-based, the goal is about teaching youth to love another as they love themselves, Courtade said. “But it’s not a Bible school by any means, anyone is welcome,” he said. Edmondson said his office continues to see increases each year of juvenile offenses. And alcohol and drugs are also involved in more and more incidents of both juvenile and adult offenses, he said. “Giving children something else to do and some values in a safe environment is something that’s sorely needed,” Edmondson said. Board member Kieth Daniel is also pastor of Eggleston United Methodist Church. The foundation’s focus on the future of youth isn’t a church issue, but is something the entire community can get behind, Daniel said. “It’s a solution rather than pointing out a problem,” he said.

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Alivia Murphy, 3, of Bellevue, reads aloud to Nelson the bloodhound at the Campbell County Public Library’s Newport Branch Monday, March 1. The library has regular “Puppy Tales” programs aimed at young children so they can gain confidence reading aloud to dogs trained to sit there and listen to them, said Kiki Dreyer Burke, public relations manager for the library. And there’s no pressure for the child reader to get the approval of the person they’re reading to when reading to the dogs, Burke said.


A free Equine Abuse Education course for the public will be in the cafeteria at Campbell County High School, 909 Camel Crossing, Alexandria, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 21. The event is sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Horse Network, the Kentucky Horse Council and the University of Kentucky Extension Service. Elsie Rogers, who trains animal control officers how to spot abuse and neglect for the Kentucky Horse Council, will be the featured speaker. For information visit the horse network’s Web site cases of abuse or neglect. “There’s a lot of horses suffering for a lot of reasons,” she said. Horses can be expensive to care for, and some people who bought horses before the economy started getting bad are finding it more difficult to care for them, Zinkhon said. “Nobody’s got money to buy them, and nobody’s got money to feed them,” she said. Getting the word out to the public about how to care for a horse properly is essential, especially for first time horse owners, said Kenton County Animal Shelter Director Dan Evans. “A lot of people will get a horse and not really know enough of what they need,” Evans said. “Then it ends up in neglect.” Kentucky, being the horse capital of the world, means lots of people want to buy their own horse, Evans said. But, many forget not only how costly horses are, but that they need things like having a farrier come out regularly to care for the horse’s hooves, he said. “It’s a little bit different than just a cat or a dog,” Evans said.


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Local Special Olympians have stories to tell By Adam Kiefaber

Throughout the 2010 Winter Olympics, there have been stories of perseverance and hardship. However, it is hard to imagine that any of those stories can hold a torch to the stories that reside in our local Special Olympians, who will compete in the 2010 USA National Games in Lincoln, Neb., July 18-23. Leading the group of local Olympians is Taylor Mill runner Matthew Minning, who already is a welldecorated track-and-field athlete earning a gold and two bronze medals in the 2006 USA National Games in Ames, Iowa, and two silver medals at the 2007 World summer Games in Shanghai, China. Minning, who boosts the nickname of the “Energizer Bunny,” hasn’t always been the great runner he is today. He had to work at it. When he first started running cross country at Scott High School it was very difficult for him to finish a 5K race. Eventually, finishing the race became more difficult for his teammates. “The boys would always tell me that he needs to run in longer races because he wouldn’t be tired and they


Danielle Blakeney practices her routine at MJM Studios in Florence Feb. 24. Blakeney, who is an A/B honor roll student at Boone County High School, will compete in the Special Olympics 2010 USA National Games July 18-23 in Lincoln, Neb. Blakeney will be competing in her first national games.


Christy Farwell of Alexandria is a multiple-sport athlete that excels in track and field, basketball and golf. This summer, as a golfer, she will be the first-ever female to represent Kentucky in individual stroke play during the Special Olympics National Games. This year's Olympics will take place in Lincoln, Neb., July 18-23.


Paul Fiehrer of Covington takes some laps in the pool at Silverlake Recreation Center in Erlanger, Feb. 23. Fiehrer will be competing in the 50 and 100 freestyle races, as well as the 4x50 medley relay in the 2010 USA National Games this summer in Lincoln, Neb. This will his first Special Olympics at the national level. would be,” Matthew’s mom, Marjorie said. “Sometimes it would just aggravate them (Scott team) because he would come in just fine, and they would be exhausted.” Minning has gone on to learn other sports and currently enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, wake boarding, roller skating, bowling, fishing, baseball and basketball. He will compete in the 3K, 5K and 10K races at this year’s games. Joining him in Nebraska will be swimmer Paul Fiehrer of Covington, gymnast Danielle Blakeney of Erlanger and golfer Christy Farwell of Alexandria. Each of the athletes has their own story of perseverance. Six years ago, Fiehrer was 15 when his cousin Jarrod Chaney died in a car accident coming home from work. Fiehrer was devastated as the elder Chaney had embraced him and was teaching him how to be a teenager at Dixie Heights High School. “One time, I asked Paul, why do you try so hard,” Paul’s mom, Paulette Fiehrer said. “Are you swimming for your cousin, Jarrod?” “Yes,” Paul told his mom. Fiehrer, who has been swimming almost his entire life, swam hard and went on to win the 50 and 100 freestyle races at the state meet last June at Eastern Kentucky University. This summer, he will participate in his first National Games in the 50 and 100 freestyle races as well as the 4x50 medley relay. He hopes to add a couple of medals to go along with his “Yes I Can” award and his artistic honors given to him for his watercolor paintings. Currently Minning and Fiehrer play in a basketball league with the Christy Farwell, who will be the firstever female golfer (not part of a team) to represent the state of Kentucky in the national games. Farwell, who also won a bronze medal for track and field during the 2006 games, prides herself on beating the boys. “I like the challenge


Taylor Mill Special Olympian Matthew Minning seen here participating in the 2007 World Summer Games in Shanghai, China, won a pair of silver medals at the event. Minning hopes to add to his medal total at the Special Olympics 2010 USA National Games July 18-23 in Lincoln, Neb. In 2006, Minning won a gold and two bronze medals at the national games.

because they kind of get mad and it is fun to watch them get mad,” she said. In her basketball league, she is only one of three girls on her team. Her biggest boy-beating accomplishment has to be in golf,

where she has defeated her competition despite picking up the game only two years ago. “She has beat some of the boys that have been playing for 15 years, it is rare but she can,” Christy’s mom, Carol said. “Playing with the boys, that is a feather in anyone’s hat.” Rounding out the group is the incredible story of gymnast Danielle Blakeney. When Blakeney was born she weighed two pounds, four ounces. The doctors told her mother, Coleen, she was going to be blind and unable to walk. Now, she is an 18-yearold senior at Boone County High School that will compete in her first Olympic games. As well as excelling in gymnastics, Blakeney is an honor roll student, a cheerleader and has partici-

pated in track and field. “If you ask her why she competes or why it is important to be a gymnast or a cheerleader, she will tell you that when she is in a uniform no one know treats her like she is different,” Coleen Blakeney said. If you would like to support Team Kentucky at the Special Olympics, visit tucky.htm.

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Just a trace



Hope Schleper, left, 9 of Cold Spring, stands flush against a wall of Crossroads Elementary School where she attends fourth grade as her mother Rachael traces the shape of her outstretched-pointing arm as part of “The Shape of Us” activity for the “Soup with Seuss” family literacy night Tuesday, Feb. 23. The game title is based upon the Dr. Seuss book “The Shape of Me and Other Stuff.” PROVIDED

The Highlands High School Speech and Drama Team, made up of 24 students in grades 9-12, are heading to the state tournament March 12-13.

Speech and Drama Team heads to state, holds public performances

By Amanda Joering Alley

The public will soon have the chance to see the Highlands High School Speech and Drama Team at work. In preparation for the team’s upcoming trip to Western Kentucky University to compete in the state tournament, the students will be performing their pieces in front of live audiences throughout the area. “When we perform our pieces in front of people we may not know, which is sometimes easier than in front of people we do know, we are able to feed off their energy and can carry that energy on to future performances,” said Lindsey Scaggs, a junior member of the team. “Practice makes perfect, and we intend to do a lot of it.” For sophomore Taylor Jones, who does the events declamation and improvisational duo, the live performances will help her by giving her a chance to get feedback on how to improve her pieces, she said. Besides going to state, Jones

and student Will Modrall are also rience for a future as a professiontrying to qualify for the National al performer, said he is very excitCatholic Forensics League Compe- ed to perform in his event at state. “Since I only have one event, I tition, while Scaggs and students Jessica Ervin and Jim Laskey are get to concentrate on that and also trying to qualify for the National help others with their events,” Colvill said. Forensics League Competition. Colvill said In the state the public percompetition, stuformances not dents can com- “Practice makes perfect, and only gives the pete in anywhere team practice from one to three we intend to do a lot of it.” Lindsey Scaggs, for state, but it events in 12 catteaches egories including Senior also those who see it extemporaneous about the team. s p e a k i n g , “It helps get out our name and impromptu speaking, declamation, original oratory, radio broad- what we do, and it gets some of casting, dramatic interpretation, the elementary and middle school humorous interpretation, duo students pumped about joining interpretation, improvisational the team in high school,” Colvill duo, poetry, prose and story- said. The public performances are telling, said team coach Mary from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Scaggs. Mary Scaggs said the students March 4 at the Highlands Black practice for about six months out Box Theatre, from 6:30 p.m. to of the year rehearsing their pieces 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 8 at the Newport Public Library and from 7 and learning new techniques. “They have worked very hard p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March and improved steadily throughout 10 at the Highlands Black Box Theatre. the season,” Mary Scaggs said. Sophomore Max Colvill, who joined the team to get more expe-

Members of the Highlands High School dance team.


Highlands Dance Team balance dancing, school

By Amanda Joering Alley

During a recent competition at Northern Kentucky University, the Highlands High School Dance Team showed that they have skills on the dance floor and in the classroom. Beyond being named grand champions of the dance division, many members of the team were also honored for their academic accomplishments. “Every year at the competition they honor the girls that have a 3.5 GPA or higher,” said team coach Erin Minsterman. “All but four of our 23 team members received that honor.” Highlands team member Samantha Reynolds said com-

pared with other schools, whose team members received only few academic honors, it is exciting to see her team do so well. “As much as I enjoy dance, my grades are very important to me too,” Reynolds said. “A lot of our members also teach dance classes at studios, so time management is really important.” The team, which is made up of girls in grades eight through 12, practice two to three days a week for two to three hours per day, dance at the school’s sporting events and compete against other teams, Minsterman said. “We see each other a lot,” Minsterman said. “As hard as the girls work at school and practice, it’s very exciting for them to do so well.”

Campbell Middle’s academic Cultural festival an teams make state tourney economics lesson

By Chris Mayhew

Campbell County Middle School’s academic team coach Faye Smith and her students are out to show the rest of the state last year’s fourth-place showing was no fluke. While the middle school is seeking repeat last year’s showing at the March 13-15 State Governor’s Cup Tournament, Campbell County High School’s team is preparing to defend and improve upon their heritage of excellence. Each tournament level features 32 of the best teams in the state. The high school placed seventh overall in last year’s competition and is matched against Shelby County in the first round. Donn Manker, coach of the high school team, said the school’s quick recall team has made it to the state competition in eight of the 13 years he’s been head coach. “Tradition is the key word, whether discussing Highlands football, UK basketball or CCHS academic teams,” Manker said. “We have had a strong team since KAAC (Kentucky Association for Academic Competition) started,

back in 1986.” Back at the middle school, Smith said she knows the team faces a tough first round opponent by drawing perennial contender Lexington Traditional Magnet School. “Our kids know that they have to work really, really, really hard to get through that first day of pool play,” she said. “This year we’re there to show them that this not a fluke.” Last year was the first year they did so well, Smith said. Academic team students practice together constantly just like basketball players have regular practices, only it’s not a physical effort, she said. “The academic team has almost become their sport,” Smith said. Smith said the team practices from September through March together a minimum of five hours a week in addition to their individual study efforts. There’s even a summer day camp to introduce new teammates and get them used to hitting their own quick recall button in response to questions, she said. The academic matches cover all the content students learn in school, but also goes well beyond

what’s taught in the classroom, she said. Middle school member Jennifer Rawe, a seventh-grader from Alexandria, who placed first in the individual test for social studies in the regional competition, said she enjoys what she learns and being with her teammates. Each day Rawe said she repeats different lists and tables to memorize them, especially from the Web site “I love the practices, we always have a lot of fun and learn a lot,” Rawe said. Brooklee Boots, daughter of CCHS Principal Renee Boots, an eighth-grader on the middle school team, said she and her twin sister Sidney study together and quiz each other. They have a friendly rivalry, but their own study methods, Brooklee said. Brooklee said she enjoys the camaraderie of being on the team, and credits Smith for encouraging and being there for the students and not just the team. “I like that all my friends are on the team,” she said. “Probably they’re my closest friends in the school because they’re who we live with. It’s like a family a home away from home.”

By Chris Mayhew

Grant’s Lick Elementary students are adding up a monetary motivation lesson to help them experience the richness of cultural offerings at the school’s annual Multi-Cultural Fair March 8-9. For this year’s fair the school was offered a partnership by the University of Cincinnati, which has brought an economic program into the school’s annual event. Children Inc. is also partnering with the school. Grant’s Lick is the first school in Kentucky UC’s Department of Economics is bringing its grade school program too, said Principal Amy Razor. “They picked us because of our service learning background,” Razor said. Students are given a debit card and a chance to earn monetary credits they can use to buy things at the Multi-Cultural Fair, said Peggy Herald, a fifth-grade teacher at the school who organizes the annual event. To earn the credits, classes have to achieve goals like working, caring and giving 110 percent, Herald said. There’s a different goal for

each classroom each day and all grades are involved, she said. “If they achieve that goal throughout the course of the day they get paid,” Herald said. Students will learn about economics by having to track how much and money they have left on their debit cards, she said. There is also a service learning aspect to the multi-cultural fair because UC and the partners are planning to donate money raised from the cultural fair to Matthew: 25 Ministries, Herald said. An integral part of the project is that students have to make and market the products each gradelevel will sell at booths at the culture fair, she said. “They have to figure out how many products we’re going to make,” Herald said. “We have to account for how much it costs to make the product to make.” Fifth-grade classes are planning to put up a cultural display about Haiti, but also sell mosaic prints, clay for building clay homes and “Haitian Smoothies” made of fruit, she said. Other grades will have cultural products and information about countries including Japan, Australia, England and India.


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The Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants is taking applications now through March 26 for its free summer business camp program for high school juniors and seniors. Held June 6-10 at Bellarmine University’s campus in Louisville, selected students will stay on campus and learn the basics of business and accounting in a hands-on, interactive format. During BASE Camp, students will visit the University of Louisville College of Business, Spalding University, the corporate office of Yum! Brands Inc. and tour a public

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This week in basketball

• Calvary Christian girls beat Silver Grove 49-33, Feb. 22 in the 37th District tournament. Silver Grove’s top-scorer was Payton Govan with nine points. • Calvary Christian boys beat Silver Grove 57-39, Feb. 23, in the 37th District tournament. Silver Grove’s top-scorer was Quinton Gindele with 20 points. • Bishop Brossart girls beat Campbell County 58-53 in the 37th District tournament, Feb. 24. Brossart’s topscorer was Emily Sanker with 31 points, including one three-pointer. Campbell’s topscorer was Brianna Peters with 24 points. • Newport Central Catholic girls beat Bellevue 68-27 in the 36th District championship, Feb. 26. NewCath’s top-scorer was Courtney Sandfoss with 13 points. Bellevue’s top-scorer was Catherine Kessen with 13 points, including one threepointer. • Bishop Brossart girls beat Scott High School 42-40 in the 38th District championship, Feb. 26. Brossart’s top-scorer was Emily Sanker with 18 points, including two three-pointers.

Pitcher of the week

Northern Kentucky University’s Dave Middendorf was recently named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week. Middendorf, a junior product of La Salle High School, opened the 2010 NKU season in style, throwing five innings of scoreless baseball en route to a 12-0 victory over Montevallo in the Feb. 20 opening game. Middendorf allowed four hits and one walk while striking out five batters in the win, pushing his record to 1-0 on the season. With the victory, NKU won its first season opener since the 2006 season, when the Norse opened the year with an 11-2 victory over Wisconsin-Parkside. Middendorf has been honored as the GLVC Pitcher of the Week twice before, both times during his freshman season.


Thomas More College senior power forward Daniel McKeehan, has been selected as the College Division ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men’s Basketball Player of the Year by the College Sports Information Directors of America. A double major in economics and business finance, McKeehan has a perfect 4.0 grade point average. He is the first Saint in school history to win the award in any sport. A starter in 23 of 25 games for the Saints, he leads the team in scoring with a 15.7 average. He also has a teamleading .627 field goal percentage while averaging 4.8 rebounds per game. He is also the team leader with 55 assists and 55 steals. He scored a career-high 33 points this season against Thiel College on Jan. 16. His performance against Thiel earned him a spot on the He has also been selected recently as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the third time this season.

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Thoroughbreds beat Wildcats for title

By James Weber

They had the toughest possible draw in the 36th District Tournament. Now, even though the big February snow is virtually all gone, the Newport Central Catholic boys’ basketball team is prepared for some tough sledding in the Ninth Region Tournament. NewCath (19-7) will play Boone County (18-8) in a quarterfinal matchup at Northern Kentucky University. The Thoroughbreds are in the regional after a resounding 63-38 win over rival Newport in the district final Feb. 27. NCC won for the second time in three games against the Wildcats. NCC limited Newport to 30 points below its season average, its lowest game of the year. “We played well,” NCC head coach Grant Brannen said. “We showed a lot of character. Everybody has been stepping up.” Jake Giesler scored 14 points and 15 rebounds and was the tourney Most Valuable Player. Derek Schmidt had 12 points, Shaun Meyer 11 and Grant Pangallo 8. Brady Hightchew and Tyler Lampe

Boys’ regional schedules

Ninth Region at Bank of Kentucky Center

Wednesday: Ryle vs. Newport, 6 p.m., St. Henry vs. Covington Catholic, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4: Holmes vs. Dixie Heights, 6 p.m.; Newport Central Catholic vs. Boone County, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 6: Wednesday winners, 6 p.m.; Thursday winners, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 7: Final, 3 p.m.

Tenth Region at Mason County Fieldhouse

Thursday: George Rogers Clark vs. Harrison County, 6:30 p.m.; Scott vs. Bracken County, 8 p.m. Friday: Pendleton County vs. Montgomery County, 6:30 p.m.; Mason County vs. Bishop Brossart, 8 p.m. Saturday: Thursday winners, 5 p.m.; Friday winners, 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 8: Final, 7:30 p.m.


Brossart senior Jacob Rieger (left) and junior Travis Norton try to defend Scott junior Kellen Smith during the 37th District final Feb. 27 at Campbell County Middle School. had six points apiece. Meyer and Pangallo were also alltournament picks. The defense was the key, as NCC, after leading by nine points at halftime, held the Wildcats scoreless for the first six minutes of the third period. NewCath beat Boone County 53-52 Dec. 8. With a win, the Thoroughbreds get Dixie Heights or defending state champion Holmes. NewCath beat Dixie in overtime and lost to Holmes by three. “We had a tough draw in the district,” Brannen said. “Dayton has their best team in 25 years, and Highlands was really good. But we pulled through it. There’s a reason Boone was one of the top teams in the state this year.” Casey McDaniel led Newport with 15 points and was an all-tournament pick, as was Brandon Sizemore. DaMarkco Foster had nine points and Anthony Luther eight. Newport was set to play Ryle in a regional quarterfinal Wednesday, March 3. With a win, the Wildcats will either play St. Henry or Covington Catholic. It is Newport’s first regional game since 1998. Dayton’s seniors are Shawn Eastin, Cody Turner, Jesse Simons, Tyler Lovell, Brandon Thornton, Timmy Massey, Shonn Bowden, Greg Kraft and Christian Lewallen. Bowden was Dayton’s all-tourney pick. Dayton


Brossart freshman Justin Saunders shoots the ball during the 37th District final Feb. 27 at Campbell County Middle School.


Newport Central Catholic senior Grant Pangallo slides in for a layup past two Highlands players Feb. 24 in NewCath’s 36th District semifinal win. finished 15-10. NCC then beat Highlands. Ben Watson was Highlands’ all-tourney pick. The Bluebirds (14-10) had seniors Zach Lother, George Grote, Stephen Gordon, Stephen Kowolonek, Ben Watson, Corey Dill, Garrett Smith-Keller and Tyler Grubbs. Newport ousted Bellevue (7-17). Mike Young was Bellevue’s all-tourney pick. Seniors are Young, Mike Rankin, Ricky Buckler, Alex Hegge and Eli Debruler. Hegge, Young, and Brandon Hoffman all averaged in double figures for the year. In the 37th District, Brossart lost 53-51 to Scott Feb. 27 in the championship game. Brossart (196) was set to play Mason County in a 10th Region quarterfinal at 8 p.m. Friday, March 5,at the Mason County Fieldhouse. “We played fairly well, so hopefully we can play well again (this week) and take our chances,” Brossart head coach Mike Code said.

Scott junior Ryan Stivers hit a three-pointer with 15 seconds to play for the winning points. Stivers had scored 39 points all year heading into the district tourney, but had nine points in the fourth quarter against Brossart. “We got what we wanted,” Code said. “They had to have somebody step up who really hadn’t done it, and to their credit and to his credit, he did.” The dramatic ending punctuated a game filled with runs. Scott led 19-8 after one quarter, but Brossart rolled to a 21-2 run in the second period to lead by seven. The Eagles then scored the last five points in the second period and continued that run to a 12-3 count to lead by two. Jacob Rieger and Travis Norton were all-tournament picks for the Mustangs. Silver Grove lost Feb. 23 to Calvary Christian 57-39 in a 37th District quarterfinal. Quinton Gindele had 20


Highlands’ Corey Dill (44) and Newport Central Catholic’s Jake Giesler battle for a rebound during NewCath’s district tourney win. points to lead the Big Trains. He, Justen Denham, Austin Sandfoss, Jeff Morris and Ryan Vogel are seniors. Gindele was SG’s alltournament pick. Vogel led the Big Trains (7-19) with 12 points per game, and Travis Baumann had 10.4. Campbell County (1510) lost Feb. 25 to Scott 4138 in a 37th District semifinal. Brady Jolly was Campbell’s all-tourney pick. He was a senior with Alex Wolf, Cody Neises, Greg Geiman, Jordan Smith and Erich Sinclair.

Regional bowling tourney March 6 By James Weber

The Northern Kentucky regional bowling tournament will take place Saturday, March 6 at La Ru Lanes in Highland Heights. The girls’ tourney begins at 9 a.m. and the boys’ at 1 p.m. Eight teams of each gender will compete for the title. Four boys’ teams and six girls’ teams will advance to the state tournament March 13 at Super Bowl Erlanger. Four of the boys’ competitors won regular season district titles to earn a regional berth. They are Boone County, Campbell County, Newport and Holy Cross. Girls’ district champs were Conner, Campbell, Newport and Holy Cross.

Boys standings

District 1: Boone County 69.5-14.5, Cooper 35-49, Conner 30-54, Ryle 13-71. District 2: Campbell County 63.5-20.5, Dixie Heights 63-21, Covington Catholic 54-30, Highlands 48-36, Scott 39-45. District 3: Newport 6222, Bishop Brossart 62-22, Newport Central Catholic 48-36, Dayton 32-52, Bellevue 21-63. District 4: Holy Cross 61.5-22.5, St. Henry 39.544.5, Walton-Verona 2856, Lloyd 19-65, Villa Madonna 3-81.

Girls standings

District 1: Conner 48.535.5, Boone 47.5-36.5, Cooper 40-44, Ryle 21.562.5. District 2: Campbell 7311, Notre Dame 63-21, Scott 60.5-23.5, Dixie 42-

42, Highlands 22-62. District 3: Newport 6816, Dayton 42-42, Brossart 39-45, NewCath 35-49, Bellevue 6-78. District 4: Holy Cross 4539, VMA 44.5-39.5, St. Henry 41.5-42.5, Lloyd 1767.

Boys averages (top three):

Campbell County: Tyler Losey 192, Matthew Chalk 189, Trey Brun 182. Eight Camels averaged 176 or better. Losey ranked fifth in Northern Kentucky. Cov Cath: Josh Bayless 181, Andrew Mairose 179, Tyler Mairose 171. Bayless’ high game was 254. Highlands: David Robisch 202, Jake Ausbach 179, Blake Luersen 164. Robisch had the second highest average and the high game in Northern Ken-

tucky with a 279. Ausbach’s high was 257. Bellevue: Micah Holbrook 152, Chad Thompson 134, Andrew Scott 127. Brossart: Ryan Enzweiler 179, Jason Arnold 175, Ben Kroger 169. Enzweiler’s high game was 241. Newport: Andrew Marsee 180, Paul Hoeh 172, Noah Bartel 159. Marsee and Jake Specht had 236 games. Dayton: James Jones 188, Jordan Gross 150, Robert Brockman 133. Jones’ high game was 245. NewCath: Jared Leick 175, Dominic Millard 166, Dustin Campbell 156, Darren Quinn 156. Leick had the team-high game of 235.

Girls averages (top three)

Campbell: Sam Mann 160, Brianne Vogelpohl

158, Sara DeMoss 155. All three are in the top six in Northern Kentucky. DeMoss has a high game of 257 and Vogelpohl 236. Highlands: Jane Kreutzer 143, Maddie Schutte 132, Bridget Shaefer 127. Bellevue: Brittany Hibbard 125, Kimberly Fischer 111, Alica Ball 104. Brossart: Erin Holtz 126, Delaney Elam 120, Sara Johnson 119. Dayton: Nikita Williams 141, Rebecca Coleman 133, Ashley Noble 131, Jennifer Ackerson 131. NewCath: Liz Kroger, 141, Ashley Piller 118, Becky Blanchet 117. Newport: Katlyn Hoeh 156, Samantha Bird 144, Brittany Shay 139. Hoeh is fifth in Northern Kentucky in average.

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March 4, 2010



Campbell County senior Robbie Scharold signed to run cross country and track for the University of Kentucky Feb. 25. He is with parents, Greg and Donna.


Bellevue’s Cassie Glancy cries as she sits on the bench near the end of a 62-20 loss to Boone County in the Ninth Region quarterfinals March 1. Head Coach Tommy Sorrell puts his arm around her to offer consolation. Fellow senior Alicia Stull is on the far left. It was the seniors’ last game.

NCC, Brossart win district titles Newport Central Catholic (23-2) routed Bellevue 6827 to win the 36th District girls’ basketball title. NCC won its second straight title. Courtney Sandfoss had 13 points, Kiley Bartels 12 and Hannah Thiem 11. Catherine Kessen led Bellevue with 13 points. NewCath (23-2) was set to play Ryle in a Ninth Region quarterfinal Tuesday night, March 2. The winner plays St. Henry or Holy Cross in the second semifinal Friday night. The final is 7 p.m. Saturday. NewCath beat St. Henry 60-41 Jan. 16. Bellevue fell 62-20 to Boone County Monday night, March 1, in a Ninth Region quarterfinal. Bellevue finished 14-13 and played its first regional game in 11 years. Seniors are Cassie Glancy, Catherine Kessen, Alicia Stull and Shelby Carelock. NewCath beat Dayton and Highlands to get to the finals. Dayton (12-15) seniors are C.C. Centers, Sammy Powell, Jenn Ackerson and Allison Dilts. Highlands’ (19-9) seniors are Katie Allen, Bekah Towles and Hope Cutter. Bellevue beat Newport 47-32 to advance to the regional tournament Feb. 23. Newport (2-22) had no seniors. Bishop Brossart avenged a regular-season loss to Scott by beating the Eagles 42-40 in the 37th District final Feb. 26. Senior guard Emily Sanker recorded a teamhigh 18 points for Brossart (14-11), which claimed its first district title since 2007. Sanker was named tourney Most Valuable Player. The Mustangs drew five-

Girls’ regional schedules

time defending 10th Region champ Montgomery County (16-13) in a quarterfinal Monday night, March 1. Brossart fell 69-53. Sanker’s fellow seniors are Anna Dischar, Emily Schubert, Hannah Uthe and Jenna Bezold. Sanker scored 31 points in a Feb. 25 semifinal win over Campbell County, 5853. The Camels (14-9) said goodbye to seniors Anne Marie Dumaine, Jenna Brooks and Brianna Peters. Silver Grove (4-20) lost 49-33 to Calvary Feb. 23 in the 37th District quarterfinals. Krista Govan was the lone senior.


Silver Grove junior forward Amber Fancher tries to drive past Ludlow senior Bekah Cooper during SG’s 6253 loss Feb. 17.

Robbie Scharold loves to run and train. The Campbell County senior will take that training to another level when he goes to attend the University of Kentucky this fall. Scharold signed to run cross country and track for UK Feb. 25. “I always wanted to run for a Division I school, a big school like UK,” he said. “It’s close to home. I’ve liked UK my whole life.” Scharold won the 800 meters at last year’s state track meet to win the 3A state title. He ran a Northern Kentucky record 1:54.54 and hopes to break 1:50 this year. Scharold was regional champion in cross country last fall and sixth in the state.

“(UK) is nationally ranked,” he said. “They’re a program on the rise. They’re signing a lot of good guys.” Scharold enjoys the training and expects to do a lot more when he gets to UK. “I love running on the quiet back roads,” he said. “You get to be by yourself and think.” Camel head cross country coach Mike Bankemper said that love of running has brought Scharold where he is. “I’m looking forward to seeing how much better he can get,” Bankemper said. “His biggest asset is his work ethic. He loves it.”

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Let history be our lesson, prepare and plan for earthquakes History has recorded several major tremors in this part of the country over the past two centuries. With the earthquake and tidal wave which followed in Asia maybe we should consider the earthquake risk here in Kentucky and plan for its threat to us. History speaks of an earthquake Oct. 31, 1895, that happened near Charleston, Mo. and was felt across the eastern half of the U.S. Later research indicates it probably would have measured about 6.2 magnitude if there had been seismic instruments to gauge it. The Charleston earthquake took place in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, considered to be the most serious earthquake-producing zone east of the Rocky Mountains. According to the Geological Survey, enough seismic strain has built up in the New Madrid Seismic Zone to produce an earthquake as strong as 7.8 on the Richter scale. While a tremor of that size is possible, it is not considered as likely as one registering 6 to 6.5. Scientists believe there is about a 50 percent probability of a 6.5-magnitude earthquake during the next decade in the Central U.S. Over the next 50 years, that probability rises to well over 90 percent. An earthquake of that size has the potential to cause damage over a wide area and disrupt transportation, communications, electricity and natural gas service. People affected by the tremor may find themselves without emergency services such as medical help for hours or days. And because aftershocks are very common, further damage after the initial tremor is also a possibility. When was the last damaging

earthquake in the Midwest? While many may think the legendary quakes of 181112 were the last ones to happen in this region, a strong tremor William Ray from the New Turner Madrid Seismic Zone near Community Charleston, MisRecorder souri, occurred a guest century ago--on columnist October 31, 1895. There were no seismic instruments to measure the earthquake, but research at St. Louis University derived an estimate of 6.2 magnitude. A study of the event by Dr. Ron Street and others at the University of Kentucky was published in 1986. It quoted the Hickman (Ky.) Courier as reporting people “rushed into the streets panic stricken...” and “chimney tops of many residences in the city were knocked off” during the 5:15 a.m. event. The Paducah Daily News reported “plaster walls cracked.... a number of chimneys and flues had gone by the board.” The Lexington (Ky.) Daily Leader described people in Frankfort, Ky., as being “...badly scared..,” adding that “...small cracks were discovered in the walls...” and that plaster fell from walls and ceilings in some houses. The research found reports that the earthquake was felt in Washington, D.C., Green Bay, Wisconsin and in Iowa. The area which sustained damage, primarily in the lower Ohio and Wabash River valleys, was probably about 14,000 square kilometers. When will a damaging earth-

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We welcome guest columns on all sides of an issue; however, potential columnists should reserve space in advance with Editor Michelle Shaw by calling 578-1053. Include with your column your name, address, daytime telephone number, and a two-to-three line biography outlining your expertise related to this topic. Either include a color headshot of yourself, or make arrangements when you call to have your photo taken here. We reserve the right to edit for length, accuracy and clarity. Columns may be no more than 500 words. Deadline: Noon Monday for next Thursday’s issue. E-mail: Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Community Recorder may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. quake happen again in the New Madrid Seismic Zone or other active areas in the Midwest? Earthquakes cannot be predicted, but geologic scientists believe the chance of a tremor the size of the Charleston quake is about 50/50 during the next decade and up to 97 percent during the next 50 years, as seismic strain builds in the region. Much more “infrastructure” of buildings, bridges, roadways, utilities and services has been built in the region since the Charleston earthquake, creating the potential for much more damage to humanmade structures as well as injuries and deaths. Ground shaking can cause many of these effects, but earthquakes can also cause soil liquefaction and flooding. Earthquakes elsewhere in recent years have resulted in fires and hazardous materials spills, compounding the job of emergency response agencies. As earthquakes occur elsewhere such as the one Christmas day 2004 on the coast of Northern Sumatra, the Haiti Quake on Jan. 12, 2010, and in years past in California, Japan, Ecuador and Mexico, the belief that “It can’t happen here” may begin to set in.

Thus the question “When has it happened here, anyway.” The answer is, “Plenty of times.” And not necessarily so long ago or far away. While damaging earthquakes are not as common in our region as other emergencies such as floods and tornadoes, the potential for widespread damage from an earthquake should motivate people to prepare. Steps should be taken in homes, at school and in the workplace to prepare for the effects of a damaging earthquake. No one can prevent earthquakes, but everyone can take steps to prevent some of the damages and injuries which may happen. Take these steps at home, in schools and in workplaces. Know what to do when an earthquake happens. There will be no warning. Don’t try to run away; get under a heavy desk or table and hold onto the legs to keep the table or desk from moving away from you until the shaking stops. If there is nothing to get under, sit against an interior wall and cover your head and neck with your hands. If you’re outside, move away from utility lines or other structures which might fall, crouch down and wait out the

shaking. If you are in a car, pull to the side and stop until the shaking is over. Watch for breaks in the pavement or utility poles and other things which may have fallen on the road when you drive on. Always check for potential electrical problems after a ‘quake and shut off the electricity if you think there could be a “short” or fire hazard. Natural gas should be cut off only if you smell gas inside a building, and you should leave the building immediately. Be prepared for aftershocks as well; earthquakes rarely happen without later tremors, some of them possibly as strong as or even stronger than the first one. Prepare a survival kit for any emergency. It should include water, non-perishable food, a flashlight, first aid kit, extra medications such as prescriptions, blankets and other needs. The kit should be stored in a safe place where it can quickly be reached. Prepare a home, school and workplace plan for evacuating a damaged house or building after the earthquake. The plan should also include how family members will get back in touch with each other or with other relatives or how schools and businesses will check for damages and injuries in their buildings. Schools are required by state law to conduct two earthquake drills each year and write earthquake plans. Services we take for granted, such as emergency medicine, electricity, water and telephones, could be interrupted for hours, days or weeks. That’s why planning to be “on your own” for several days is essential. William Ray Turner is the director of the Campbell County Office of Emergency Management.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

Are you pleased with the way your public works crews have responded to the February snows? What could they have done better? “I am very pleased with the response of crews that have kept us moving during these challenging winter days. Now fix the potholes quickly!” G.G. “Both state and county road crews did an excellent job in removing the recent snows in a timely fashion. It is great to see competence in government.” Rabbit Hash “Yes, I am very pleased. They did a great job!” Kimberley A. Powell “Yes, I think they did very good. I only counted 12 mailboxes knocked down! Thank you, road crew!” Duke “Walton crews have done an amazing job keeping our subdivision roads and main roads clear and safe! I moved here from Georgia and was scared to drive on ice and snow but they have made it much easier to survive here during the winter!” J.K.T. “They've done a wonderful job. I travel through Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties each day and have been quite impressed this year.” J.H.

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Next question: Would you consider or are you considering a Toyota for your next car, given the company’s recent recalls and safety concerns? Why or why not? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. “A+ for the public works crew. I live on a dead end street with not much traffic except for the local residents. The snow plows did not ignore us. They plowed the street at least twice a day to keep the roads very clear.” K.K.C. “Let all of us remember that the publics works is trying to clear the roads for everyone with limited equipment. Everyone wants the same thing at the same time – clean roads, which allows for plowing just enough that they can move on to others who are waiting. And let us not forget that this work is being done while most of us sleep and on longer shifts than most of us work.” T.S. “As far as I am concerned, the public works crews deserve a medal for the good job they did on our community’s streets. One could not have asked for more. Maybe when I was younger, I could have worked that hard, but I just marvel every time I think of the hours they had to keep, and the effort they had to exert, and I am grateful.” B.B.

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Program recruits and trains women to run for office Emerge Kentucky, a nonprofit organization established in 2009 to recruit and train Democratic women to run for public office, announced the names of the 24 women who will be members of the inaugural class that started with its kick-off weekend Feb. 26. The new class represents Kentucky's cultural and geographic diversity with women coming from areas all around Kentucky including Louisville, Lexington and Northern Kentucky, as well as Maysville, Meade County and Glasgow. Eleven women participating in the class are candidates for the 2010 elections. They include State Representative candidate Kimberly Greenwell, Spencer County

Judge-Executive candidate Carmin Gaines, Mason County Commission candidate Tracey Heflin, Jefferson County Attorney candidate Glenda Bradshaw, LexingtonFayette Urban Council candidate Kathy Plomin, Richmond City Commissioner and candidate for State Representative Rita Smart, Jefferson County School Board candidate Attica Scott, Meade County Judge-Executive candidate, Rebecca Flaherty, State Representative candidate Nellie Draus Stallings, Louisville Mayoral candidate Shannon White and Kentucky Senate candidate Julie Smith-Morrow. “We are thrilled with the caliber of women in our first Emerge Kentucky class,” said Board Chair,

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The Charities Guild of Northern Kentucky presented $20,000 to the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center. The Charities Guild had designated the Center as the beneficiary of proceeds from their 2009 Tour of Homes held in October. The Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center provides a multi-disciplinary approach to the evaluation, treatment and prevention of child abuse. From left: Courtney Shannon and Emily Morel of Fort Thomas present the

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Jennifer Moore. “We have women ready to run for office now and several who will be ready by the next election cycle. The Emerge program will begin to fill the empty pipeline of women for public office at all levels.” 2010 class members from Campbell County are: • Candace Klein - Newport • Julie Smith-Morrow - Newport • Brenda Simpson - Newport For information about Emerge Kentucky, visit or e-mail to: For more information, contact Emerge Kentucky at 859-291-9001.


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Going inside the Sweet Tooth Candies factory


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Boy Scout to fix up Soldier’s Lot For years, Southgate resident Christopher Froendhoff has wanted to find a special way to honor veterans. With an uncle and grandfather who served in the armed forces, Froendhoff said he knows how much veterans have done for the United States. “I want to honor my grandpa Jack and uncle Michael and all other veterans,” Froendhoff said. As a member of Boy Scout Troop 751, 15-year-old Froendhoff is working to fix up the Soldier’s Lot at Evergreen Cemetery as his Eagle Scout project.

The project, which is estimated to cost about $1,700, includes restoring the wall in the lot, placing a granite slab on the flagpole in the lot indicating where veterans are buried and creating a pathway to the lot. “The reason I am doing this project is because this place has a great historical value,” Froendhoff said. Through donations, Froendhoff said he’s raised about $1,480 so far and hopes to start the project in mid-spring. For more information about the project or to donate e-mail

THINGS TO DO Play with your food

The Art of Food exhibition at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center kicks off with an opening reception March 5 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibit features top local chefs and culinary experts who work with local artists to display food as an art form. Tickets range from $25 to $50. The exhibition runs through April 2. For details, visit or call 957-1940.

Meet the winemaker

D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits in Fort Thomas will have a special wine tasting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 10. Dennis Hall, who is the winemaker for Cannonball and Perfecta wines, will be at the event discussing his wines. Reservations are required and can be made by e-mailing D.E.P. is located at 90 W. Alexandria Pike. Visit www.

Learn the fundamentals

Have your child learn the fundamentals of basketball during the Lil Hoopstars Basketball Training Program at Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion. To sign-up for the program visit Sports of All Sorts from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. by March 7. The program will be taught by local AAU and high school coaches. Children, ages 4-7, will attend hour-long sessions each Monday at 6:30 p.m. for eight weeks. For more information, call 372-7754 or visit Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion is located at 10094 Investment Way in Florence.


Juli Thompson, an employee of Sweet Tooth Candies in Newport for 28 years, places the center cream portions of opera cream eggs onto a chocolate coating conveyor.

Finding Sweet Tooth

For a taste of Sweet Tooth Candies, orders are taken at the Web site The store is located at 125 West 11th St., Newport, KY 41071. hand-crafted chocolate maker in the Cincinnati area. He later sold his stake in Bissinger’s, which is now located in St. Louis. Sweet Tooth’s biggest seller is opera cream eggshaped candy, especially around Easter, he said. “For the season we’ll make 40,000 eggs,” Bob said. He tastes each batch to make sure it meets his standards. If it’s not right, it gets thrown out, he said. “I have recipes, but they are all subject to revision as we go along,” Schneider said. It’s got to taste right, he said. Schneider changes the recipes to match the weather, varying the amount of cream and how long it’s cooked at times so it won’t melt as fast in the summer, he said. He usually mixes three or more types of

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chocolates to create one type of candy. Schneider said he uses Cambra for bite and to balance the other types of chocolates. In addition to chocolates, he also makes more than 17 varieties of homemade ice cream. Trauth Dairy makes a special blend just for Sweet Tooth with 15 percent butter fat and then he adds an egg yolk mix. “It makes it all more expensive to make, but it makes it really good,” he said. Schneider said his favorite thing about making candy is seeing people’s reactions. “When people walk in the store and tell me it’s the best they ever had and I say thank you and that’s all,” he said. Schneider said he never claims his chocolate is better than anyone else’s’, but that it is a unique taste – and good. Jim Piccirillo of Newport, Sweet Tooth’s other candy


Freshly chocolate-smothered Opera Cream eggs, a signature treat from Sweet Tooth Candies, glide past the grinning gaze of owner Bob Schneider. maker, started working for Schneider more than 20 years ago. Piccirillo said he likes the idea of working at a “mom and pop” place, and even though it’s hard work, there are perks to working in a chocolate factory. “We love our chocolate smell,” he said.


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Southgate resident Christopher Froendhoff, member of Boy Scout Troop 751, stands in the Soldier’s Lot in Evergreen Cemetery, which he is raising funds to fix up for an Eagle Scout project.

Popping at least six pieces of his dark chocolate creations into his mouth daily, candy maker Bob Schneider doesn’t deny he has a “sweet tooth.” “I guess today I’ve already had eight pieces of candy, and I used to eat more,” Schneider said during around noon on a weekday. But working non-stop on his feet cranking out treats daily in his Sweet Tooth Candies factory in Newport, Schneider said he works the calories off. “The thing about chocolate is you don’t get tired of it,” Schneider said. Schneider has been selling candies out of his store on 125 West 11th St. for 41 years. Sweet Tooth is a company with about 10 employees, most of them full-time, who have worked for Schneider for 20 or more years. “We make at least 40 different kinds of chocolates,” he said. It may sound like a dream job, but it’s labor intensive, including carrying boiling, 80-pound vats of chocolate around. It’s still mostly a hand-made operation, Schneider said. “People say, ‘Oh, that must be so much fun,’” he said. “It’s stir, it’s push and pull and then you’ve got a big mess to clean up.” Making chocolates and candies, fudge, candy jellies, ice cream and ice balls is the lifelong trade of Schneider, 67, a resident of Fort Thomas. He started working as a child in his father’s store, which is still run by his younger brother Jack, as Schneider’s in Bellevue. He and his brother each have their own unique candymaking style, and it tastes different, Bob said. Bob left his father’s business when he was 18 and struck out on his own, first working as a candy maker for and later becoming the owner of Bissinger’s, a


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


More Than Ink, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, Tattooart show with works by James Dryer, Austin Fields and Dustin Zion of Asylum Tattoo in Covington; Kevin Combs, Jeff Davis, Brad Rouse and Sam Gabriel of Old Street Tattoo in Monroe and others. Works available for purchase. Free. Through March 31. 2615770; Newport.


The Art of Food, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Top local chefs and culinary experts blend with local artists to display food as an art form. Includes works by Bruce Frank, Matt Kotlarczyk, Pam Kravetz, Suzanna Proulx, Alex Reed and sculpture students from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Exhibit continues through April 2. $50, $35 members at door; $40, $25 members advance. Reservations recommended. 957-1940; Covington.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. Directed by Bill Gemmer and features John Von Ohlen. 261-2365; Covington.


Pomegranates, 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. “Everything Is Alive” vinyl release show. $10, $7 ages 21 and up. 431-2201. Newport. Piper Down, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. DJ until 2 a.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, $5. 441-4888. Cold Spring.


Alonzo Bodden, 8 p.m. $20. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Ages 21 and up. Reservations required. 957-2000; Newport.

Fish and Shrimp Fry, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. St. Joseph Church - Camp Springs, 6833 Four Mile Road, Features Mr. Herb’s baked or fried fish, fried catfish, salmon, deep-fried shrimp, crab cakes, a sampler platter and sides. Carryout available. $4.50-$11. Presented by St. Joseph Church. 635-5652. Camp Springs. Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. St. Thomas School, 428 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Serving fish sandwiches, shrimp, sides, pizza, french fries, homemade desserts and drinks. Benefits St. Thomas School activities. $1.50-$6. 5724641; Fort Thomas. Lenten Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Fort Wright Civic Club, 115 Kennedy Road, Includes sandwich meals and dinners. Carryout available. Benefits Local charities. $4-$7. 3311150. Fort Wright. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. St. Bernard Church, 401 Berry St. Church Hall. Fish, salmon patty, shrimp, fries, macaroni and cheese, and sweet or sour coleslaw. Carryout available. $6. 431-9705. Dayton. Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 5011 Four Mile, Includes fish, shrimp, chicken tenders, frog legs, hush puppies, macaroni and cheese and coleslaw. Carryout available, call ahead. Benefits Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department. $4.75-$6.50, 25 cents carryout fee. 441-6251. Silver Grove. Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Camp Springs Vineyard, 6685 Four Mile Road, $1. 4480253; Camp Springs. Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Holy Trinity Junior High School, 840 Washington Ave. Fish, shrimp, grilled cheese, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, and drink. Carryout available. 75 cents-$7. 491-7612. Newport. Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Knights of Columbus, Father DeJaco Council 5220, 11186 Licking Pike, Fish dinners and sandwiches, baked fish, shrimp, fries, cheese pizza, macaroni and cheese, hush puppies, and coleslaw. Carryout available. 75 cents-$6.50. 6359863. Alexandria. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. St. Therese School, 2516 Alexandria Pike, Cafeteria. Fish or shrimp platter, fish sandwich, cheese pizza, beer, soft drinks and desserts. $5-$7. 4415755; Southgate.

Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, Free. 781-8105; Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 448-0253; Camp Springs.


Sonny Moorman, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sidebar, Free. 431-3456. Covington.


Shadowbox After Dark, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Comedy sketches and music by BillWho? Dedicated to love, relationships and all the fun between the sheets. $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. Through March 13. 581-7625; Newport. Beyond Therapy, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St. Comedy about the absurdities of relationships sparked by medium of personal ads and complicated by intervention of psychoanalysts. $15, $12 students and seniors. Presented by Falcon Theater. Through March 6. 513-479-6783. Newport.


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Winter/Spring Meet, 5:30 p.m. $1 draft beer, hot dogs, games and prizes. Snow Shoe Crabs performs. Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Free, except March 27. Through March 28. 371-0200; Florence. S A T U R D A Y, M A R C H 6


Alonzo Bodden, 7:30 p.m. $20. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Reservations required. 957-2000; Newport.


Shadowbox After Dark, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. 5817625; Newport. Beyond Therapy, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, $15, $12 students and seniors. 513-4796783. Newport.


Winter/Spring Meet, 1:10 p.m. $50,000 Wintergreen Stakes. Turfway Park, Free, except March 27. 371-0200; Florence. S U N D A Y, M A R C H 7


Elegant Variations, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Eva G. Farris Gallery at Thomas More College, Free. 513-460-1844; Crestview Hills. More Than Ink, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Meet-the-artists opening celebration. Includes food. StoneBrook Winery tasting available, $5 for six tastes. Acoustic music by De Los Muertos 79 p.m. Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 2615770; Newport.


Katalyst Talent Agency Open Call, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Katalyst, LLC, 525 West Fifth Street, Suite 118, All experience levels seeking representation with Katalyst. First come, first served. Requirements at Web site. Free. 581-4555; Covington.


Half Pint Library Book Drive, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 283-0546. Florence.


Frozen Ropes Hitting Clinic, 9 a.m. For ages 12-14. Florence Freedom Baseball Academy, Freedom Way, One-hour hitting clinics. Each instructor-led clinic includes 4-8 kids who rotate through various hitting drills to get ready for the season. Online registration required. Florence.



Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, Free. 291-2550; Covington.


Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 448-0253; Camp Springs.


History Unearthed: Archaeology Speaks, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free for members and ages 2 and under. 491-4003; Covington.


Vetiver, 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. $13, $10 advance. 431-2201; Newport.


Alonzo Bodden, 7:30 p.m. $17. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Reservations required. 957-2000; Newport.


Umphrey’s McGee will perform with the band The Uglysuit at the Madison Theater Saturday, March 6 at 9 p.m. Doors will open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $20 in advance. For more information, call 491-2444 or visit The Madison Theater is located at 730 Madison Ave. in Covington. SOASYA Youth Recreational Coed Basketball, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, Accepting registrations for spring recreational CO-ED basketball League. The league is open to boys and girls from the ages of 5 to 17 years of age. $95. Registration required. 372-7754; Union. Girls Recreational and Competitive Volleyball, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, Ages 7-18. $95. Registration required. 372-7754. Union. SOASYA Youth Weekend Coed Indoor Soccer, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, For ages 4-18. Ages groups 8,9-10,11 play on Sundays, while all other divisions play Saturdays. 95. Registration required. 372-7754. Union. Youth Weeknight Indoor Soccer, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, $500. Registration required. 372-7754. Union. Lil Strikers Soccer Training Program, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, For ages 4-7. Participants learn basic skills associated with the game. $95. Registration required. 3727754. Union. Lil Hoopstars Basketball Training Program, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, Class designed to teach basic introductory skills associated with the game. Ages 4-7. $95. 372-7754. Union. M O N D A Y, M A R C H 8


Winter/Spring Meet, 1:10 p.m. Turfway Park, Free, except March 27. 371-0200; Florence.


Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, AAU/Competitive Basketball Tournaments, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, Teams responsible for paying official fees only and each team is guaranteed three games. Tournament play starts Saturday and runs all day with finals ending Sunday morning. Referee fees are due at time of registration. Free. Reservations required.372-7754; Union.


Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky Women’s Community Action Council Fundraiser, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs, 20 W. 11th St. Benefits Meals on Wheels program. $25. Reservations recommended. Presented by Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky. 991-0183; Covington.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport. Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Stories, songs and activities. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Cold Spring.

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The Art of Food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 957-1940. Covington.


Special Wine Tasting, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Dennis Hall, winemaker for Cannonball and Perfecta wines, for a meet-andgreet tasting of his wines during Cincinnati Wine Festival week. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, 90 W. Alexandria Pike, Reservations required. Email; Fort Thomas.


Play Art, 4 p.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. 572-5035. Newport.


Toddler Story Time, 11 a.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 572-5033. Fort Thomas. Toddler Story Time, 11 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 781-6166. Cold Spring. Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m. Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 572-5033. Fort Thomas. Toddler Story Time, 9:30 a.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. 572-5035. Newport.

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Tri-State Artist’s Meeting, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Barnes & Noble Florence, 7663 Mall Road, Non-profit organization for education and promotion of fine art in the community. Ages 18 and up. Free. 992-1857; Florence.


SwinGallery, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, All ages. No partner required. Free beginner East Coast Swing lesson 8-9 p.m. Dancing to music by DJ 9-11:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $5. Presented by SwinGallery. 513-290-9022; Covington.


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. 781-6166. Cold Spring. Baby Time, 10 a.m. Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Clap, sing and bounce with your child. Walkers to age 2. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5033. Fort Thomas.


Passion and Silence: Music by 17th Century Italian Nuns, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Catacoustic Consort performs. Directed by Analisa Pappano. $18. 9571940; Covington.


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

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ART EXHIBITS Elegant Variations, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Eva G. Farris Gallery at Thomas More College, Free. 513-460-1844; Crestview Hills. More Than Ink, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 261-5770; Newport. LITERARY - STORY TIMES


Shen Yun Performing Arts returns to Cincinnati at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Music Hall, for a show of Chinese dance and music. The company is a group of artists who share in a vision of cultural renewal and are classically trained Chinese dancers, choreographers, musicians and vocalists. The performance is part of a 20-country world tour. Tickets are $125, $90, $70, $50, and $30. Call 513-621-2787 or visit

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. 5725033. 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. 7816166. 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. 5725033. Fort Thomas.


The classic tale “Jack and the Beanstalk”comes to life as a new comedy presented by the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Taft Theatre, 317 East Fifth St., downtown Cincinnati. It is for ages 4 and up. Tickets are $20, $18 and $7. Call 513-569-8080, ext. 10 or visit


March 4, 2010

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Can there be a thrill in monotony?

Two ways can lead us to more deeply drink of life. One way is that of awareness. We overlook too much meaning, perceive only the veneer, and don’t take enough time to pan for the gold of understanding. As a remedy for superficiality a psychologist might begin by mentioning Plato’s belief that “an unexamined life is not worth living.” To encourage the same awareness a spiritual counselor might facetiously suggest an unaware adult replace the line from a child’s bedtime prayer, “if I should die before I wake…” with, “if I should wake before I die.” Many times I have written of deepening our awareness in life. Today I suggest a secondary mode. It is a paradoxical suggestion – gain the appreciation of life by insights into monotony. Modern minds hate monotony. The repetitious

has little attraction. “ B e e n t h e r e , seen it, d o n e that,” we say as if to a v o i d Father Lou repeating Guntzelman what we think we Perspectives a l r e a d y know. Culturally, the modern mind hates the monotony of the same spouse, the same car, the same fashion, the same morals, and a commitment to anything permanent. We think that makes us more free. So we frenetically search for new thrills, new chemical or experiential highs, new religions, extreme sports, etc. – anything to avoid being swallowed by monotony. Adherents of this search for the new might argue thus: everything that is full of life loves change because

Plates, bill of sale needed to protect car sellers With car dealers offering deals on new cars these days, more and more people are considering selling their old cars. But, if you’re planning on selling your car on your own, a word of warning so you don’t get stung like a local man. Jason Korte is a 22-yearold college student from North College Hill who wanted to sell his truck. He advertised on the Internet, found a buyer and got paid in cash. He said he thought he did everything right, but ended up losing his driving privileges and more. “The buyer and I went to the title office and we basically signed the title, transferred it. But, looking back now he didn’t have the proof of insurance with him nor did he have his driver’s license – and they still let us do the title transfer,” said Korte. Korte had signed the back of his title and the buyer signed acknowledging the odometer statement. “I did not have the tools to take the license plates off the car, so when the buyer went next door to take care of the registration he said he’d take care of it. I guess he went in there and did nothing. He left my license plates on the car,” Korte said. Korte didn’t learn what had happened until three months later when that buyer ran into a parked car. Korte got stuck with a bill from that car owner’s insurance company. “They’re saying I owe them damages of around $7,800. I called them and said I didn’t have a wreck and didn’t know what they were talking about,” he said. “They said it was about a red truck that I let my friend drive, and that I didn’t have insurance. I said I had sold that truck to him,” Korte said. It turns out that sale was never recorded by the Ohio

Bureau of M o t o r Vehicles – a n d remember Korte had left his license plates on Howard Ain the car. Failing Hey Howard! to take your license plates from a car you sell is actually against the law. Korte’s driver’s license has now been suspended because he didn’t have insurance on the truck he still legally owned. The BMV said Korte must settle with the insurance company before he’ll be allowed to drive again. “I don’t even know what to do. It’s driving me nuts. They’re saying I owe them more than $7,000 before I can even start driving,” Korte said. Technically, the insurance company can also go after the driver who ran into the parked car. But, that person was sentenced to a year in jail after being convicted of drunk driving and driving on a suspended license. Korte is now trying to provide proof he had actually sold the vehicle and received payment. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles offers several tips for selling your car. • Always stay with the buyer until you see the vehicle transferred into the buyer’s name. • Always take your license plates with you, which guarantees that the buyer must get his own plates. • Finally, always make up a bill of sale and get it signed and dated by both parties – keeping a copy of the original for yourself. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

life is ever changing. Life is always looking ahead and forward, not here or within. Repetition of what is experienced now only breeds boredom and monotony. But couldn’t the contrary be true? Instead of saying that those who are full of life hate monotony, couldn’t we say that those who are actually full of life also find a positive thrill in monotony? A child is certainly full of life. Yet, if we play a fun game with a child or do an amusing trick, they’ll say, “Do it again.” If we tell them a story, they won’t say Aunt Edna already told me that. They’ll most likely say, “Tell me again.” Patiently build a house of cards, and after it

falls they’ll say “Do it again.” The child is an innocent spark of a God who delights in the new as well as in repetition. I remember the impact on me when, as seminarian, I heard an old song in a new way. One morning, at an early springtime Mass, as the sunlight peeked through chapel window into our sleepy eyes, the musicians began our opening song. It was a song made popular years before by Cat Stevens: “Morning has broken like the first morning; blackbird has spoken like the first bird…” I still remember its impact. The lyrics brought home to me the wonderful repetition of God’s creative act that is repeated each

day. Suddenly, I looked on the monotony (?) of each morning as part of God’s romance of us – using the monotony of daily beauty as a reminder of the primordial beauty with which he first endowed the world. Because God is full of life, he can also enjoy the thrill that comes from sameness as well as newness. “I can imagine Almighty God, with something of the joy and exuberance that belongs to a child, saying each morning to the sun, ‘Do it again,’ and every evening saying to the moon and stars, ‘Do it again,’ and every springtime saying to the daisies, ‘Do it again,’” wrote Bishop Fulton Sheen. God has the eternal appetite of the vibrancy

manifested in infancy. We have sinned and grown old, but our Father is younger than we. The repetition of nature may not be mere monotonous reoccurrence but a divine encore for our enjoyment. And some day, after we have struggled with our lifedramas and repetitive problems – and become victorious through God’s grace – we, too, may be called again and again as a curtain-call before the universe. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Spice up your Lenten fish dish with salsa

At the beginning of Lent, I bring out my Mom’s ancient h a n d h e w n wooden bowl from Lebanon and sit it on the c o u n t e r. Rita Whenever I peel a Heikenfeld y e l l o w Rita’s kitchen onion, the papery skins go into the bowl. Yesterday, our youngest grandchild, little Eva who will be 2 years old this week, helped pull the skins from the onions for the first time. She will join her cousins the day before Easter helping me color the eggs with natural colorings, like the onion skins, turmeric, beet juice, red cabbage, etc. I’ll share the recipe as we get closer to Easter. Lent is a great time to eat less meat, so the recipe I’m sharing today for tilapia is a good one to get you started.


Tilapia with tomatoes and capers salsa

4 pieces tilapia or salmon

Brush with a bit of olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Run under broiler about four to six minutes, turning the fish over if thick. Or sauté. Just don’t overcook it. Check out my blog on for vegetarian recipes for Lent.


2 cups chopped tomato 1 ⁄2 cup chopped parsley 1-2 tablespoons capers, drained (I like 2) 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or rice wine vinegar 1 teaspoon anchovy paste (optional but very good) 1 scant tablespoon minced garlic


Several tablespoons of olive oil – go to taste Salt and pepper to taste

John T’s mock turtle soup

For Lucine Erb, a Hilltop Press reader.

11⁄2 pounds ground beef 3 quarts HOT water 20 to 30 gingersnaps 1 large onion 1 medium carrot 1 lemon 2 ounces Worcestershire sauce 1 small bottle ketchup (14-ounce) 1 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄2 teaspoon pepper 4 hardboiled eggs ( f i n e l y chopped) 2 tablespoons sherry wine (or vinegar) Small bag of pickling spice Place the meat and gingersnaps in the hot water and allow to stand for 10 to


15 minutes. Grind or grate the onion and the carrot and add to mixture. Slice the lemon paper thin and add to mixture. Add ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Suspend bag of pickling spice into mixture. Cook over a low heat for 2 to 3 hours. Stir frequently. Add finely chopped eggs about half-hour before finish. Add wine (or vinegar). Cool quickly by placing in sink of cold water. When cool, place in refrigerator until ready for use. Mixture will keep for a week or more if refrigerated. Can also be frozen for later use. Enjoy!

dressing is sold by the jar at each location. Pudding w/out milk or eggs: For Pat Kremer, a Recorder reader, who wants to make it for someone on a restricted diet due to illness. San Antonio Parish pizza: Mike, a Glendale reader, remembers the pizza served at this church during summer festivals in the 1960s. “The festivals were held in a lot across from the little Italian church on Queen City Avenue in South Fairmount.” It was prepared in the church basement and was square, heavy on seasonings, simple, yet different from restaurant-style pizza.

Web recipes

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Check out the Web version of my column at for more great mock turtle soup recipes.

Rooting out recipes

Barleycorn’s dressing: Reader Kathy Snow said Barleycorn’s Bleu Cheese



Chicken like old Tasty Bird, Kenwood Plaza store. Bridge Café Milford’s maple bacon dressing and chicken salad Karlos, Springdale’s country penne pasta. Whiskey’s Restaurant, Lawrenceburg’s peanut coleslaw and hearty no-


bean Texas chili. Jeff Ruby’s macadamia ice cream pie with ganache topping.

Goetta origin update

I can’t wait to share this information with Mark Balasa of Glier’s Meats – they make a great goetta. Charlene Mecklenburg, Manfred Schnetzer and Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, president of the German-American Citizens League and curator of the German Heritage Museum in Cleves, all sent in fascinating information about the origins of goetta. Turns out it comes from northern Germany, and those folks who immigrated to our area carried the goetta-making tradition with them. More on our Web version of this column. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. Email columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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Corpus Christi Grade School Class of 1955 and their spouses and friends celebrated their 54th class reunion in Pigeon Forge Tennessee. Front row (left to right): Ron Strickley, Pat Jung, Jack Jung, Judi Strickley, Joyce Rhoads, Jim Morgan. Middle row (left to right): Jack Murphy, Judy Murphy, Peggy Morgan, Charlene Creech, Janet Fox, Don and Sis Jubasic. Back row (left to right): Margie Kehoe, Sylvia Uehlein, Carol Sansom, Denny Kehoe, Kathy and Tom Gerrein, Jim Uehlein.



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FISH FRIES St. Joseph Church, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Camp Springs, 6833 Four Mile Road. Features Mr. Herb’s baked or fried fish, fried catfish, salmon, deep-fried shrimp, crab cakes, a sampler platter and sides. Dinners and sandwiches. Carryout available. $4.50-$11. Presented by St. Joseph Church. For more information call 635-5652. Camp Springs. Wilder Fire Department Fish Fry, 4 p.m.- 8 p.m., will be hosted every Friday during Lent at the Wilder City Building, 520 Licking Pike. Dinner will include fish, shrimp, chicken, desserts and more. Eat in or carry out is available. For more information call 4315884. Wilder. St. Thomas School, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., 428 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Serving fish sandwiches, shrimp, sides, pizza, french fries, homemade desserts and drinks. Benefits St. Thomas School activities. $1.50-$6. For more information call 572-4641; Fort Thomas. St. Bernard Church, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., 401 Berry St. Church Hall. Fish, salmon patty, shrimp, fries, macaroni and cheese, and sweet or sour coleslaw. Carryout available. $6. For more information call 431-9705. Dayton. Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 5011 Four Mile. Includes fish, shrimp, chicken tenders, frog legs, hush puppies, macaroni and cheese and coleslaw. Carryout available, call ahead. Benefits Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department. $4.75$6.50, 25 cents carryout fee. For more information call 441-6251. Silver Grove. Holy Trinity Junior High School, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., 840 Washington Ave. Fish, shrimp, grilled cheese, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, and drink. Carryout available. 75 cents-$7. For more information call 491-7612. Newport. Knights of Columbus, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Father DeJaco Council 5220, 11186 Licking Pike. Fish dinners and sandwiches, baked fish, shrimp, fries, cheese pizza, macaroni and cheese, hush puppies, and coleslaw. Carryout available. 75 cents-$6.50. For more information call 635-9863. Alexandria. St. Therese School, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., 2516 Alexandria Pike, Cafeteria. Fish or shrimp platter, fish sandwich, cheese pizza, beer, soft drinks and desserts. No fish fry on March 19. $5-$7. For more information call 441-5755; Southgate. St. Mary, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 8246 East Main Street in Alexandria, will host a fish fry Feb. 26, March 12, 26 in the school cafeteria. Fish (cod or catfish) or shrimp dinners (two sides and dessert). There will also be pizza. Dine in or carry out is available. For more information, call 635-4188. Alexandria. Bellevue Veterans Club, 5. p.m. 24 Fairfield Ave. Menu includes fish, fish sandwich, shrimp, cheese sticks, hush puppies, fries, slaw and macaroni and cheese. Children’s meal includes chicken nuggets and fries. Cost $3-$7, carryout available. For more information, call 360-2046 or visit Bellevue.

Yearlings hold membership meeting The Yearlings, a women’s club promoting community service in Northern Kentucky, are hosting their annual membership meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at the Madison, 700 Madison Ave., Covington. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by Saturday, March 6, to Karen Keenan at 513-5351811 or Haley Taylor at 859-689-5737. For more information, visit

Fort Wright Civic Club, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., 115 Kennedy Road. Includes sandwich meals and dinners. Carryout available. Benefits Local charities. $4-$7. For more information call 331-1150. Fort Wright. Knights of Columbus, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Father Bealer Council, 605 Lytle Ave. Fish, chicken, jumbo shrimp, popcorn, hot dogs, hamburgers and sides. Carryout available. $1.50-$7. Presented by Knights of Columbus 3908, Fr. Bealer Council. For more information call 589-342-6643. Elsmere. Knights of Columbus, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Father Bealer Council, 605 Lytle Ave. Fish fries and hushpuppies, fish sandwich fries or coleslaw. $1.75-$5. Presented by Knights of Columbus 3908, Fr. Bealer Council. For more information call 342-6643. Elsmere. Ryland Heights Fire Protection District, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., 10041 Decoursey Pike. Fish, chicken strips and shrimp along with side

items and desserts. Carryout available. $7. For more information call 356-7970; Ryland Heights. St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 3285 Mills Road, Fried fish, shrimp, grilled salmon, pizza and beer. Carryout available. With entertainment. $4-$8.50. For more information call 356-5151. Taylor Mill. Tickets Sports Cafe Fish Fry, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., 100 W. Sixth St. All-you-can-eat fried fish, fries and coleslaw. Mixed drinks, beer and soft drinks available. No sharing and no carryout. $7.95. For more information call 431-1839; Covington. Mary Queen of Heaven School, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., 1130 Donaldson Highway, Gymnasium. Line forms at 3:30 p.m. Mary Queen of Heaven School, Baked and fried fish, shrimp, salad meals for children, desserts and bever-

ages. Codfather, man in fish costume, will visit. Father Rick Wurth passes out snacks to those people waiting in line. Call ahead for carryout. $2-$9. For more information call 371-2622; Erlanger. Chick-fil-A, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m., 4980 Houston Road, Cod filet on Chick-fil-A’s signature buttery bun available for purchase. For more information call 594-4600. Florence. Dollar Bill Tavern Fish Fry, 2 p.m.-2 a.m., 8074 US 42. Fried cod and chips. $6. For more information call 746-3600; Florence. St. Joseph Academy, 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m., 48 Needmore St. Fried or baked fish, shrimp, children’s pizza dinner, desserts, drinks and sides. Weekly raffles. Drive-through available. $40-$45 family dinners; $5-$9.50 dinners or sandwich. For more information call 4856444; Walton.

St. Timothy Parish, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 10272 U.S. 42, Brodnick Hall. Baked and fried fish dinners and sandwiches, shrimp dinner, pizza and desserts. Crafts and activities for children. Drive-thru available beginning 4:30 p.m. $4-$8.50. For more information call 384-1100, ext. 23. Union. St. Paul School, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., 7303 Dixie Highway. Fridays through March 26. Weekly specials will include Maine lobster, crab, seafood gumbo and spicy blackened salmon, to name a few. Check online to see the order of items served each Friday. Homemade pies will be available as well as children’s meals. Proceeds from the event will provide school gym equipment and support academic and athletic programs. Information or to place advance order, call 647-4072. Florence.

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Bellevue Renaissance throws a “Mad Hatter Party” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 5, on Fairfield Avenue in celebration of Lewis Carroll’s timeless book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and the theatrical release of Tim Burton’s blockbuster new movie “Alice in Wonderland” which debuts this night.

Expect to see Alice along with a curious group of other characters wandering The Avenue. The Mad Hatter himself is sure to make an appearance. Join the cast of characters by wearing a hat depicting a character from the book and judges will be awarding their favorites with a $100, $75 or $25 Bellevue shopping spree. For more information contact Jody Robinson at 859431-8866.

RELIGION NOTES Church Women United

The Tri-City unit of Church Women United will host the annual World Day of Prayer being held at 7 p.m. March 5 at Faith Community United Methodist Church in Independence. For more on the World Day of Prayer, visit www.wdpusa. org. The church is located at 4210 Richardson Road.

Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Florence is hosting a one-day retreat March 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Family Life Center at the church. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. The only fee is $10, which is for a book. Bring a Bible and a notebook.


For more information, call 746-9066. The church is located at 9066 Gunpowder Road. PROVIDED

Trucker’s Chapel

A non-denominational prayer service for our service men and women serving overseas will be held at 7 p.m. March 4 at the Trucker’s Chapel at the TA truck stop on Ky. 18 in Florence. Volunteers from the community hold this service the first Thursday of each month to pray for people from all over the Greater Cincinnati area who are stationed overseas. This service is open to anyone. Have an event at your church? Please send your information to

Readers at the Olympics

Troy Boesch of Cold Spring and his mom Betty Boesch of California, Ky. in front of the Olympic Torch in Vancouver, Canada.

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from Eastern Kentucky University and lives in Cold Spring.


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Sheila E. Ackerson, 30, 8015 Alexandria Pike, Apartment 5, fourth degree assault, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia - first offense, endangering the welfare of a minor at 8015 Alexandria Pike, apartment 5, Feb. 18. Joey M. Santini, 36, 8015 Alexandria Pike, Apartment 5, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia - first offense, endangering the welfare of a minor at 8015 Alexandria Pike, Apt. 5, Feb. 18. Rebecca A. Sand, 49, 9928 Pippen Road, possession of a controlled substance - cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia - first offense at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 17. Charlene T. Inman, 42, 9288 Pippen Road, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 17.

Incidents/reports Fourth degree assault

Report of employee of convenience store assaulted by customer at 9242 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 21.



James Phillips, 27, Homeless, third degree criminal trespassing at 145 Fairfield Ave., Feb. 21. William Walls, 27, 4163 Witler St. No. 2, DUI, suspended operator's

license at Park and Dave Cowan, Feb. 23.


Jandra L. Kerr, 35, 607 Clay St., warrant at 5400 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 11. Michael Campbell, 53, 5316 Mary Ingles Hwy., Apartment 303, warrant at 5316 Mary Ingles Hwy., apartment 3030, Feb. 11. Allana J. Smith, 31, 47 Wright Court, warrant at 47 Wright Court, Feb. 13. Thomas E. Robinson, 32, 1129 5th Ave., fourth degree assault at Ky. 9 and Ivor Road, Feb. 14. Melinda A. Mason, 29, 211 Elizabeth St., Apartment 41, possession of marijuana at Ky. 9 and Ivor Road, Feb. 14. Albert J. Dudzik, 59, 4752 Horseshoe Bend, careless driving, DUI aggravated circumstances - first offense at I-471 South, Feb. 13. Keith D. Herron, 45, 586 Galloway Road, fourth degree assault at 796 W. Miller Road, Feb. 16. Pamela S. McCoy, 28, 307 Tarryton Drive, failure to wear seat belts, operating on suspended or revoked operators license, first degree possession of controlled substance - cocaine at U.S. 27 and Low Gap Road, Feb. 17. Gary L. Armstrong II, 27, 6300 DavJo Lane, Unit 2, warrant at 6300 DavJo Lane, unit 2, Feb. 18. Samuel J. Calvin III, 65, 9885 Flagg Springs Pike, violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO, fourth degree assault at

9885 Flagg Springs Pike, Feb. 20. Charles R. Rardin, 18, 446 Clark St., first degree wanton endangerment - police officer, person 18-20 in possession of alcohol at 6122 Four Mile Road, Feb. 21. Tommy J. Allen Jr., 52, 3406 Donahue Lane, warrant at Ky. 9 and California Crossroads, Feb. 21. Lamar M. Commodore, 38, 507 Pelham St., warrant at Ky. 9 and Grandview Road, Feb. 19. Leila M. Davis, 37, 1366 Random Hill Road, warrant at Ky. 9 and Country Lake, Feb. 21. Vanessa L. Maxwell, 25, 724 5th St., warrant at 724 5th Ave., Feb. 22. Robert W. Barnes, 41, 929 Saratoga, careless driving, DUI - aggravated circumstances - first offense at I471 north, Feb. 23.

Incidents/reports 911 Hangup

Luther Akemon, 76, Newport, died Feb. 20, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a laborer in the foundry industry. Survivors include his wife, Mary Akemon of Newport; sons, Chris and Jason Akemon, both of Newport; daughters, Darlene Riddell and Teresa Hall, both of Newport, and Mary Hornsby of Dayton; sisters, Doris Jean Sebastian of Indiana and Edith Napier of Hazard, Ky., nine grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Kilburn Cemetery in Falmouth.

Reported at 6122 Four Mile Pike, Feb. 21.

Suspicious activity

Words of profanity written in snow and tire tracks made in yard at 950 Golfview, apartment 2, Feb. 19.

Theft by unlawful taking

Report of vehicle window broken and CD player taken in park and ride lot at Ky. 9 and Four Mile Road, Feb. 13.

Towed vehicle

Abandoned vehicle towed at Ky. 9 and Upper Lick Branch, Feb. 15.

Traffic accident

No driver found at scene of accident where vehicle struck a tree at 9699 Flagg Springs Pike, Feb. 14.

Vehicle mishap-civil issue

Report of vehicle struck and damaged by juvenile riding ATV at 11654 Crestview Lane, Feb. 15.

Reported at 9820 Flagg Springs Pike, Feb. 21.

Verbal domestic

Report of black leather jacket cut with a knife earlier in evening at a bar at 11530 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 18.


Criminal mischief

First degree criminal mischief

Report of vehicle tires flattened and concrete block thrown through rear window at 4036 Union St., Feb. 21.

Fourth degree assault - domestic violence,thirddegreecriminalmischief Reported at Terrace Court, Feb. 21.

Reported at Jordan Drive, Feb. 15.


Robert Smith Jr., 38, 928 York St., warrant at US 27 and Bluegrass, Feb. 23. Brian Braun, 34, 4428 Eastwood Drive Apt/ 7213, DUI at I-471 south, Feb. 20.

Carol Hay, 55, 11 Mel Lawn, DUI at 11 Mel Lawn, Feb. 22. David Bunge, 61, 40 Hollywoods Drive No. 1, DUI at 40 Hollywoods Drive, Feb. 21. Darrell Dubose, 22, 562 Prospect Place, DUI at I-471 north, Feb. 21. Jonathan Baker, 20, 58 Holmes Ave., third degree unlawful transaction with a minor at 58 Holmes Ave., Feb. 19. Brian Braun, 34, 4428 Eastwood Drive Apt. 7213, warrant at I-471 south, Feb. 20. Christine Helton, 30, 20 Pleasant Ave. Apt. 203, DUI at 1972 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 19.

Incidents/reports Theft by unlawful taking

Reported at 26 Von Zuben Court, Feb. 19.



Norma McDowell Arthur, 66, Germantown, died Feb. 19, 2010, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. She was a nurse’s aid and member of Dover Christian Church. Her sons, Jeffrey and Mark Arthur, died previously. Survivors include her husband, George Arthur; sons, Billy Arthur of Fleming Co., David and Scott Arthur, both of Dover; daughters, Sue Wallingford of Lewis County and Debbie Craycraft of Orangeburg; sister, Mable Hardy of California, Ky. and brother, Bobby McDowell of Flemingsburg. Palmer Funeral Home, Brooksville, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Dover Christian Church, c/o Lucy Montgomery,

2044 Johnson St., Dover, KY 41034; or American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Carl Beer

Carl Beer, 75, Grants Lick, died Feb. 24, 2010, at his home. He worked for General Motors in Norwood, member of Lockland Baptist Church, Boy Scouts of America and Good Sam Camping Club. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Beer; sons, Mark Beer of Grants Lick and Phillip Beer of Sharonville; daughter, Janet Willoughby of Norfolk, Va.; sister, Eleanor Linsey of Florida; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

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PATRICIA MAE PULKRABEK Defendant THE STATE OF NEVADA SENDS GREETINGS TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: You are hereby SUMMONED and required to serve upon the plaintiff, DAVID JOHN PULKRABEK, whose address is 2530 Tough Boy Road, #7, Pahrump, NV 89060, an ANSWER to the Complaint which is herewith served upon you, within 20 days after service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service. In addition, you must file with the Clerk of this Court, whose address is shown below, a formal written answer to the complaint, along with the appropriate filing fees, in accordance with the rules of the Court. If you fail to do so, judgement by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This action is brought to recover a judgement dissolving the contract of marriage existing between you and Plaintiff. The filer certifies that this document does not contain the social security number of any person. Sandra L. Merlino Clerk of the Court Print Name: Christina Uribe Date Dec 23, 2009 Signature: /s/Christina Uribe Deputy Clerk P. O. Box 1031, Tonopah, NV 89049 (SEAL OF THE COURT) RETURN OF SERVICE ON REVERSE SIDE SECTION 00 11 00-INVITATION TO BID LEGAL NOTICE The Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III (NMHC III) will be ac cepting sealed bids for a General Contract for the construction, including mechanical, plumbing and electrical work, of ONE single family style building located at 22 Summerhill Avenue in the City of Newport, Kentucky. Bids are due no later than 3:30 p.m., local time, Thursday, March 25, 2010, at the offices of the Housing Authority of Newport, 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 “Home Ownership Housing Program #10-05”. General Contractors submitting a bid for general construction may obtain a maximum of two (2) complete sets of Contract Documents from Hub + Weber Architects, 542 Greenup Street, Covington, Kentucky, (859) 491-3844 - for a deposit of $100. Checks shall be made out to Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III. Deposit will be refunded with the return of the two sets in good condition. Contract Documents may also be purchased from Queen City Reprographics, 434 Scott Avenue, Covington, Kentucky (513) 326-2300.

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The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. Shanna Marie Kreglow, 29, 3640 Robinet Drive, second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, theft of identity at 1801 Monmouth St., Feb. 18. Dewayne Shepard, 30, 2620 Cornwall Drive, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana at 401 Central Ave., Feb. 18.

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Melanie Hopson, 49, 608 Monmouth St. First Floor, fourth degree assault at 608 Monmouth St., Feb. 23. John Menefee, 27, 209 East 15th St., first degree unlawful transaction with a minor, possession of marijuana at 222 York St., Feb. 22. Garry Johnson, 43, 715 Sharon Drive Apt. 23, second degree possession of drug paraphernalia at Brighton and Hodge, Feb. 18.

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Copies of the Contract Documents are open to the public inspection and may be examined at the following offices: FW Dodge Corporation Allied Construction Industries 7265 Kenwood Road Suite 200 1010 Yale Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45206 Cincinnati, Ohio 45236 NMHC III will conduct a pre-bid informational meeting at 3pm local time, Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at their offices. Construction would begin within ninety (90) days of execution of contract. 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 bond in an amount equal to one hundred (100) percent of the contract price. 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.

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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. 984036/1001540265

LEGAL NOTICE The Cold Spring Board of Adjustment will conduct a public hearing in the Council Chambers at the Cold Spring City Building, 5694 East Alexandria Pike on Tuesday evening, March 16, 2010 at 7:00 PM. The agenda for this hearing includes the following items. These items may not be heard in the order listed in this advertisement. Please plan to attend if you want to learn more about them or provide input. APPLICANT : Martin L. Schadler LOCATION: 1 Frances Drive REQUEST: to vary from requirements of the R-1D Zone; the applicant proposes to construct an addition to the existing singlefamily dwelling 28 feet from the front property line instead of the required 30 feet and 7.5 feet from the rear property line instead of the required 25 feet; he also proposes to replace an existing above-grade patio with one that is four feet from the rear property line instead of the required ten feet. Information about these proposals is available for public review weekdays between 8 AM and 5 PM at NKAPC, 2332 Royal Drive in Fort Mitchell. If you have a disability for which the Board needs to provide accommodations, please notify the staff at least seven days prior to the public hearing. You may submit your request by calling 859.331.8980, faxing 859.331.8987, or emailing post Michael Schwartz, AICP, GISP NKAPC Deputy Director 1001538944

CITY OF COLD SPRING CAMPBELL COUNTY LEGAL NOTICE Sealed proposals will be received at the Office of the City Clerk, 5694 East Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Kentucky, 41076, until 11:00 A.M. local time on MARCH 17, 2010, for furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment necessary to complete the project known as the FOUNDERS COURT RECONSTRUCTION, and, at the same time and place, publicly opened and read aloud. Contract documents, bid sheets, plans and specifications can be obtained at the office of CDS Associates, Inc., 7000 Dixie Highway, Florence, Kentucky, 41042, after MARCH 4, 2010, at a cost of $50.00 per set (non-refundable). Plans requested by mail will be an additional $10.00 per set. Checks to be made payable to CDS Associates, Inc. Specifications will also be on file in the plan room of the F. W. Dodge Corporation and Allied Construction Industries (ACI). Each bidder is required to submit with his proposal a bid bond or certified check equal in amount to five percent (5%) of the base bid. The bidder to whom the contract is awarded will be required to furnish a surety bond in an amount equal to onehundred percent (100%) of the contract amount. The successful bidder will be required to have a current occupational license in the City of Cold Spring before the Contract will be awarded. Proposals must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the same and all persons interested therein. It is the intent and requirements of the City that this project be completed no later than AUGUST 15, 2010. The Board of Council of the City of Cold Spring, Kentucky, reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any or all bids. Mark Stoeber, Mayor Publishing Date: Campbell County Recorder – MARCH 4, 2010 1001541794


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Theresa Cardish

Theresa Nicole Cardish, 20, a homemaker, of Norwood, formerly of Alexandria, died Feb. 21, 2010, in an automobile accident in Norwood. Survivors include her father, Jay Cardish of Norwood; mother, Anna Ramos of Chicago; brothers, Clarence Cardish of Chicago, Michael Zarch of South Carolina; sisters, Stephanie Cardish of Cincinnati, Jessica Cardish and Aris Ramos, both of Chicago; and grandparents, Lillian and Gerald Cardish of Norwood. Burial was in Everett’s Memorial Gardens, Verta. Cooper Funeral Home, Alexandria, handled the arrangements.

Leroy Collins

Leroy Collins, 57, Covington, died Feb. 17, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a subcontractor for Cincinnati Bell and the Daniels Co. Survivors include his daughter, Stacy Crail; brothers, Arthur Collins of Dayton, Henry Collins of Southgate, Paul Collins of Covington, Cor-

nell Collins of Tampa, Fla.; sisters, Elizabeth Sebastian and Sharon Finley, both of Newport, Laura Miller and Linda Hatton, both of Erlanger, Naomi Roaden and Wanda Sebastian, both of Independence, and four grandchildren.

Joseph Ferman

Joseph Ferman, 62, Fort Thomas, died Feb. 24, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. He was a self-employed electrician, Master Mason with the Lafayette Masonic Lodge 483 in Cincinnati and a Vietnam War Air Force veteran. Survivors include his mother, Stella Ferman and sister, Paula Hug of Fort Thomas. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Kenneth Hard

Kenneth Wayne Hard, 44, of Florence, formerly of Butler, died Feb. 25, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. His son, Travis Hard Teirney, died previously.

Survivors include his wife, Anona Edwards Hard of Butler; sons, Patrick Lyvers of Florence; daughters, Laurie Bass of Florence, Becky Lyvers of Williamstown; mother, Lorraine Hester of Florence; brother, James Hard of Dayton; sisters, Beth Wilson of Dayton, Carol Ware and Kimberly Hard, both of Florence, Terri Teirney of Dayton, Tammy Coffey of Falmouth and seven grandchildren. Peoples Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Raymond Harris

Raymond A. Harris, 85, Fort Thomas, died Feb. 23, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. He was the owner of Interstate Steel Service Co. in Newport, World War II Navy veteran, member of St. John’s United Church of Christ Newport and Fort Thomas Retired Men’s Club. Survivors include his wife, Audrey Brickler Harris; daughter, Linda Barnett of Shelbyville; sisters, Gwen Cummins of Centerville, Ohio, and June VanVactor of Cincinnati; two grandsons and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery.

Tax Rates Levied For School Year 2009 - 2010 School District Contact Name Contact Number

Campbell County #091 Mark W. Vogt (859)635-2173

To the Kentucky Board of Education, Frankfort, KY. In Compliance with Kentucky Revised Statutes and the regulations of the Kentucky Board of Education, we, the board of education of the above named school district, hereby submit for your approval the following tax rates levied on 08/28/2009 For rates that exceeded compensating and HB 940 tax rates, the notice and hearing requirements of KRS 160.470(7)(b) “...published at least twice for two (2) consecutive weeks, in the newspaper of largest circulation in the county.... the public hearing which shall be held not less that seven (7) days nor more than ten (10) days after the day that the second advertisement is published;” have been met. An advertisement was placed in the KY ENQURIER AND CC RECORDER newspaper on 08/13/2009 (date of first advertisement) and 08/20/2009 (date of second advertisement). The public hearing was held on 08/28/2009. For rates subject to recall, an additional advertisement was made on within 7 days of the hearing as required by KRS 160.470(8). Once the forty-five (45) days have passed since the rate was levied, wc will send notification of whether a valid petition was presented. If a valid petition was presented, we will indicate whether we intend to place the issue before the voters for approval. If advertisement was required, the rates levied do not exceed the proposed rates advertised Rate Levied (Please circle type)




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Portion Restricted for Building Fund. (KRS 157.440, KRS 160.476) 11.2¢ has been commited to the building fun. This includes a minimum of 5.6 ¢: 5.6¢ FSPK Nickel 0.0¢ Equalized Growth Nickel

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Motor Vehicle Rate 52.2 Occupational Tax (KRS 160.605) 0.0% Utility Tax (KRS 160.613) 3.0% Does your Utility Gross Receipts License Tax apply to cable services? *Tangible Property (See Instructions)

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Tax Rates Levied approved d by th Kentucky b the Kentuck Board of Education On ______________________________ *The Office of District Support Services will stamp the date on this form when the Kentucky Board of Education approves the tax rates. Campbell County Board of Education 2009-10 Working Budget General Fund Budget Revenues Beginning Balance Property Taxes Delinquent Property Taxes Motor Vehicle Tax Utilities Tax Penalties and Interest on Taxes Omitted Property Taxes Tuition Transportation Fees Earnings on Investments Other Local Revenue State SEEK Program Other State Funding Federal Sources Interfund Transfers Asset Sale/Loss Compensation Total Expenses Instructional Student Support Instructional Staff Support District Administration Support School Administration Business Support Plant Operation/Management Student Transportation Community Services Debt Service Interfund Transfers Contingency Total Building Fund Budget

Amount 4,886,395 11,757,417 100,000 1,326,226 2,650,000 25,000 80,000 236,000 480,980 75,000 215,465 10,832,818 162,200 65,000 163,274 10,500 33,066,275 Amount 16,030,529 1,507,986 875,830 1,260,971 1,895,974 970,960 5,078,916 3,980,694 65,341 374,739 60,000 964,335 33,066,275 Amount

Revenues Beginning Balance Property Taxes Total

3,468,546 3,468,546

Expenses Interest on Debt Service Principal on Debt Service Contingency Total

Amount 1,717,187 1,712,817 38,542 3,468,546

Special Revenue Fund Budget Revenues Amount From Local Source 5,000 3,157,254 From State Sources 3,843,878 From Federal Sources 60,000 Interfund Transfers Total 7,066,132 Expenses Instructional Student Support Services Instructional Staff Support School Admin Support Plant Operation/Management Student Transportation Community Service Interfund Transfers Total Food Service Fund Budget

Amount 4,008,279 1,256,343 1,260,091 34,132 21,887 146,064 259,062 80,274 7,066,132

Revenues Beginning Balance Interest Income Cafeteria Sales Other Local Sources State Sources Federal Sources Total

Amount 208,006 1,500 1,207,000 7,000 22,000 916,000 2,361,506

Expenses Salaries and Wages Employee Benefits Purchased Services Food and Supplies Equipment Miscellaneous Interfund Transfers Contingency Total

Amount 735,296 193,745 64,038 1,103,167 27,000 3,000 83,000 152,259 2,361,506

Capital Outlay Fund Budget Revenues Amount Beginning Balance 507,381 State Revenue 432,154 Total 939,535 Expenses Contingency

Amount 939,535

Pearl Hinds

Pearl T. Hinds, 87, Fort Thomas, died Feb. 24, 2010, at her home. She was a clerical worker with McAlpin’s Warehouse in Cincinnati, a member of 1951 Lincoln School and the Mother’s Club for more than 30 years. Her husband, William R. Hinds, died in 1999. Survivors include her son, Bill Hinds of Anderson Township; and daughter, Merry Hinds of Fort Thomas. Burial was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Cincinnati. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203; or Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Norman Insko

Norman K. Insko, 69, of Florence, formerly of Peach Grove, died Feb. 24, 2010, at his home. He was a carpenter with Peach Grove Builders, owner of L and N Construction, worked for Classic Car Wash and was co-founder of Peach Grove Fire Department. Survivors include his sons, Daniel

INVITATION TO BID Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III will be accepting sealed bids for the renovation of 922 Hamlet St., located in the City of Newport, Kentucky. Bids are due no later than 12:00 p.m., local time, April 5, 2010, 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 “922 Hamlet St. Renovation Project #10-06”. The information for Bidders, Form of Bid, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifications and Forms of Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bond, and other contract documents may be obtained at the NMHC III offices or by contacting Randy Schweinzger at (859) 581-2533, ext. 217. The hearing and/or speech-impaired may call our TDD line at (859) 581-3181. NMHC III will conduct a pre-bid walkthrough of the building at 10:30 a.m., local time, March 18, 2010. 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. 101562/1541613 INVITATION TO BID Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III will be accepting sealed bids for the renovation of buildings 927 Hamlet St. and 929 Hamlet St., located in the City of Newport, Kentucky. Both buildings are to be included as a single bid. Bids are due no later than 12:00 p.m., local time, April 5, 2010, 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 “927 & 929 Hamlet St. Building Renovation Project #10-07”. The information for Bidders, Form of Bid, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifications and Forms of Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bond, and other contract documents may be obtained at the NMHC III offices or by contacting Randy Schweinzger at (859) 581-2533, ext. 217. The hearing and/or speech-impaired may call our TDD line at (859) 581-3181. NMHC III will conduct a pre-bid walkthrough of buildings at 10:00 a.m., local time, March 18, 2010. 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. 1011562/1541582

Insko of Butler, Tracy Insko of Highland Heights, Dennis Insko of Clarksville, Tenn. and Brian Insko of Reno, Nev.; daughters, Donna Insko of Butler and Angela Hughes of Verona; brothers, Larry Insko of Independence, Melvin Insko of Florence and Johnny Insko of Cincinnati; sisters, Jewell Beyersdoerfer of Foster, Linda Sexton of Berea, Marilyn Galloway of Brooksville, Annetta Sturgeln, Joyce Estepp and Ruth Sanders, all of Cincinnati; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Peach Grove Cemetery.

Michael Isaac

Michael V. Isaac, 68, Florence, died Feb. 21, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. He was machinist and member of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville. Survivors include his wife, Susan “Pat” Isaac of Florence; sons, Robert Moyer of Fort Thomas, Russell Moyer of Lebanon, Ohio and Jason Isaac of Florence; daughter, Heather Hodge of Florence and nine grandchildren. Serenity Funeral Care, Covington, handled the arrangements.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to KRS 91A.250, the City of Fort Thomas wishes to notify you of a public hearing to be held Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers of the City Building, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue, concerning the proposed 2010 Capital Improvement Projects. The purpose of this public hearing is to present information and provide an opportunity for comments from affected property owners. The public hearing will include an opportunity for comment for streets in the following order: Arno Avenue Burnet Ridge Crescent Court Deshler Lane

Huntemann Lane Rob Roy Avenu Sterling Avenue

The City proposes to finance these improvements in part by special assessment of the abutting properties on a front foot basis. A copy of the Engineer’s Comprehensive Report and Project Specifications can be examined at the City Building in the General Services Department during normal working hours (8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.) The City of Fort Thomas will make every reasonable accommodation to assist qualified disabled persons in obtaining access to available services or in attending City activities. 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) 572-1210 (Voice/TDD) so that suitable arrangements can be considered prior to the delivery of the service or date of the meeting. 1001541774

INVITATION TO BID PROJECT: Purchase of AWWA 12" Butterfly Valves and Modulating Electric Actuators SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 700 Alexandria Pike Ft. Thomas, Kentucky 41075 UNTIL:

Date: Time:

MARCH 19, 2010 10:00 a.m., local time

At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed purchase is generally described as follows: The District is accepting bids for the purchase of nine (9) 12" AWWA Butterfly Valves and nine (9) Electric Modulating Actuators with 4-20 mADC Command Signal as described in the technical provisions. All Bids must be in accordance with the Bidding Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District, 700 Alexandria Pike Ft. Thomas, Kentucky 41075 Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office at the address indicated herein by contacting Ms. Joan Verax at 859-441-0482 ext. 3258. There is no charge for these documents. Bids will be received on a unit price basis as described in the Bidding Documents. Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the selected Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 60 days after the day of bid opening. Ron Lovan, President/CEO Northern Kentucky Water District 1001542196

Jeffrey James

Jeffrey Lee James, 54, Cold Spring, died Feb. 23, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He worked as an assembler for 35 years with New Perceptions Inc., a manager for 37 years with Bellevue Tiger football and Special Olympian. Survivors include his mother, Jill Freppon James of Cold Spring; and brothers, Greg James of Highland Heights and Chris James of Cincinnati. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, Bellevue, handled the arrangements. Memorials: New Perceptions Inc., 1 Sperti Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017; or Bellevue High School, c/o Jeff James Scholarship Fund, 201 Center St., Bellevue, KY 41073.

Dolores Kroger

Dolores Catherine Kroger, 82, Cold Spring, died Feb. 22, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a manager of the cafeteria of St. Joseph School, member of St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring, Catholic Order of Foresters and Good Sam Campers. Her husband, Harry R. Kroger, died in 2009 and son, Robert Kroger, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Sue Goins of California; sons, Thomas Kroger of West Chester, Ohio, Greg Kroger of Erlanger and Richard and Chris Kroger, both of Cold Spring; brother, Thomas Miller of Highland Heights; sisters, Jean Cooper of Fort Mitchell, Joan Rudemiller of Cincinnati, Rita Bond of Lexington, Margie Koehler of Newport and Angela Modtland of Fort Myers, Fla.; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Cold Spring. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017; or St. Joseph Church Capital Campaign Fund, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Eugene Lankheit

Eugene W. Lankheit, 82, Covington, died Feb. 26, 2010, at Baptist Convalescent Home, Newport. He was owner of L and W Plastering and served in the Coast Guard. His wife, Norma Bohman Lankheit, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Ronald Lankheit of Newport, James Lankheit of Florence, Mark Lankheit of New Lebanon, Ohio, Roger Lankheit of Latonia; daughters, Linda Kessen of Fort Thomas, Terri Haas of Cold Spring, Donna Busse of Taylor Mill, Trisha Gamel of Crescent Springs; brother, Lawrence Lankheit of Erlanger; sister, Betty Corman of Florence; 26 grandchildren, 22 greatgrandchildren. Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Middendorf Funeral Home, Fort Wright, handled the arrangements. Memorials: St. Augustine Church, 1839 Euclid Ave., Covington, KY 41014, or American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Emma Mericle

Emma M. Mericle, 74, Newport, died Feb. 24, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a custodian at A.D. Owens School, in Newport. Her husband, Theodore Cole and son, Terry Horn, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Jacqueline Lewis of Bellevue and Julie Widener of Dayton; sister, Judy Rumage of Inverness, Fla.; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

Marlane Moher

Marlane Ann Moher, 74, a homemaker, Highland Heights, died Feb. 24, 2010, at Highlandsprings of Fort Thomas Health Care & Rehabilitation Center. Survivors include her daughter, Geralyn Krout; sons, Jim, Ralph and Bert Moher; brothers, Jim, Joe and Jerry Stegman; and sisters, Mary Lee Aldemeyer and Loraine Owens. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Patna Peru Jesuit Mission, 2050 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614-7719.

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On the record volunteer for Goodwill Industries. Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Smith and Kathleen Bright; son, Paul Smith; sisters, Dorothy Kappesser and Lauretta DeCamp; four grandchildren; and eight greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

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Martin Murray

Martin Lee Murray, 72, Bellevue, died Feb. 16, 2010, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Corryville. He was a conductor with CSX Railroad, Vietnam War Marine Corps veteran, member of Bellevue Eagles, Ralph Fulton VFW Lodge 6423 in Elsmere and American Legion Post 20 Erlanger/Elsmere. His daughter, Melissa Murray, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Sandy Hess Murray; daughter Debora Dalton of Sparta; brothers, Jim Murray of Jacksonville, Fla., Darrell Murray of Newport, Thomas Murray of Alexandria and Robert Murray of London; sisters, Sandy Richards of Cold Spring, Mary Smith and Susan Murray, both of Newport and five grandchildren. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp & Erschell Funeral Home, Bellevue handled the arrangements. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017; or Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Cincinnati, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223-2518.

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Margaret O’Connell

Margaret “Margie” Moser O’Connell, 73, Lakeside Park, died Feb. 25, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a teacher for St. Pius X and St. Paul. Survivors include her husband, Jim O’Connell; daughters, Maureen Gerner of Fort Thomas, Eileen O’Connell of Erlanger, sons, Jim O’Connell of Newport, Dr. Thomas O’Connell of Crestview Hills; sisters, Mary Ellen Huller of Crescent Springs, Jean Abraham of Bloomfield, Mich.; 11 grandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Middendorf Funeral Home, Fort Wright, handled the arrangements Memorials: Villa Madonna Academy, Margaret O’Connell Scholarship Fund, 2500 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017, or Northern Kentucky Right to Life, P.O. Box 1202, Covington, KY 41012.

Ruth Smith

Ruth V. Smith, 93, of Cincinnati, formerly of Southgate, died on Feb. 21, 2010, at Alois Alzheimer Center, Cincinnati. She was a homemaker, member of Southgate Super Seniors and the Southgate Optimist Club. Her husband, Harold Smith, died in 2003. Survivors include her son, Hal Smith of Louisville; daughter, Margie Doyle of West Chester, Ohio; brother,

MARRIAGE LICENSES Janice Stewart, 39, of Fort Thomas and Alexey Cuvalyuk, 29, of Russia, issued Feb. 17. Misty Schneider, 31, and Russell Evans, 32, both of Fort Thomas, issued Feb. 17. Pamela Johnson, 26, of Cincinnati and Jerry Waddle, 25, of Covington, issued Feb. 22, 2010 Reneta Meyer, 30, and Timothy Walsh, 32, both of Bellevue, issued

Feb. 22. Laura Ashley, 23, of Hebron and Kevin Cory, 25, of Hazard, issued Feb. 22. Elizabeth Cooper, 23, of Covington and Chris Henry, 22, of Fort Thomas, issued Feb. 22. Rebecca Stull 33, of Fort Thomas and Danny Lightfoot, 40, of Covington, issued Feb. 23.





Patricia Walsh

Joe Hasken of Gainesville, Fla.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203; or the Alois Alzheimer Center, 70 Damon Road, Cincinnati, OH 45218.

Patricia A. Walsh, 74, Fort Thomas, died Feb. 28, 2010, at her home. The homemaker was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church, where she was a member of the Altar Society, Mother’s Club and St. Catherine’s Seniors. She also was a foster parent through Catholic Social Services and volunteered at various hospitals. Her husband, William Walsh, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Mary Walsh of Independence, Susan McCarthy of Long Island, N.Y., and Debbie Smith, Teri McNamara and Becky Conley, all of Fort Thomas; sons, Bill Walsh of Independence, Mike Walsh of Florence, and Tim

Ruth Smith

Ruth M. Smith, 87, of Louisville, formerly of Newport, died Feb. 22, 2010, at Park Terrace, Louisville. She worked for Woodhaven Medical Services, was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Louisville, president of the United Methodist Women’s Group and a

LEGAL NOTICE The Newport Planning and Zoning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. in the Newport Municipal Complex, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky. The hearing will be held for interested parties to hear and present evidence relative to the following agenda items: PZ-10-02 The Applicant is requesting a text amendment for the Zoning Regula tions Inquiries regard ing this public hearing should be addressed to: J. Gregory Tulley AICP Development Services Director City of Newport 998 Monmouth Street Newport, Kentucky 41071 859-292-3637 1003852/1540740

LEGAL NOTICE The Commissioners of the Northern Kentucky Water District have rescheduled the meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. to Tuesday, March 16, 2010 beginning at 12:30 p.m. at District office, 2835 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, Kentucky.Ron Lovan President/ CEO 1001541989 Housing Authority of Newport The Section 8 Housing Program’s waiting list closed on September 1, 2009. It will remain closed until further notice. No applications for the Section 8 waiting list will be accepted until further notice. Equal Housing Opportunity 3994/1001540852

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Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: The Leukemia Society, 600 East Main St., Suite 102, Louisville, KY 40202; or St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1803 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.


Dorothy “Dody” Jane Waller Morris, 30, Petersburg, died Feb. 15, 2010, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Belleview Baptist Church. Survivors include her fiancé, Tony Reinhart of Petersburg; daughters, Sammantha Waller and Stephanie Morris, both of Petersburg; son, Paul Morris of Petersburg; parents, Steven Waller Sr. and Bonnie Waller of Elsmere; sisters, Sandra Rogers of Hebron and Kelley Brown of Highland Heights; brother, Steven Waller Jr. of Covington.



Dorothy Morris

Walsh of Bellevue; sisters, Joyce Whaley of Colerain Township, Charlene Wolke of Fort Myers, Fla., and Lora James of Seaman, Ohio; brothers, Orville Daley of Williamstown, Ky., and Gene Daley of Manchester, Ohio; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


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