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Senior Services of Northern Kentucky delivers about 80 meals to low-income seniors in Campbell County each weekday. In an annual effort to raise awareness of the program, Alexandria Mayor Bill Rachford was among several Northern Kentucky political leaders to help make Meals on Wheels deliveries Wednesday, March 23. NEWS, A3

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Students at St. Catherine of Siena are getting healthy through the Northern Kentucky Health Department’s 2011 Healthy Challenge. The challenge, which runs for seven days, is meant to encourage students to eat more fruits and vegetables. SCHOOLS, A4


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Mike Brooks, an assistant grower at the Fort Thomas Florist & Greenhouses, waters some hydrangeas, an Easter favorite, March 28.

Highlands football team holds spring clean in honor of player’s sister By Amanda Joering Alley

“She is just so positive about it all and is really meeting this challenge head on,” Jim said. The support the family has received from the community has been unbelievable, Jim said, including the fact that the football team is using their spring clean to benefit McKenzie. Braden said even beyond the financial support the team is offering, they have really been there for him and his family through his sister’s diagnoses. “It’s really and big deal to me and means a lot,” Braden said. McKenzie said her appreciation for what the team is doing is indescribable. “When my parents told me what they were doing, I cried,” McKenzie said. “I’m just at a loss for words.” Highlands Coach Dale Mueller said even though most of the team doesn’t know McKenzie, they all thought helping her was a good idea. “Braden is just one of the most likeable guys, and everyone agreed they wanted to do this for his sister,” Mueller said. “We look each year for a good cause to support, and this seemed like the per-

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Highlands High School’s football team’s annual Spring Clean fundraiser is going to benefit the sister of one of their own this year. Money raised by the event, during which players help area residents with household chores and yard work for donations, will go to the McKenzie Hicks Fund. McKenzie, a 2009 Highlands graduate and sister of freshman player Braden Hicks, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last month after a 12-by-14 centimeter mass was found in her chest. “It has completely flipped my world upside-down and changed the way I look at life,” McKenzie said. “I just appreciate everything so much more now, even waking up in the morning.” Due to the disease, McKenzie, 19, must go through 12 weeks of chemotherapy, said her father Jim Hicks. Money raised from the upcoming April 10 spring clean is going to help with medical cost. Jim said it’s inspiring to see how well McKenzie is handling everything.

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Campbell County’s population growth turned south over the last decade, according to 2010 U.S. Census data as historic urban river cities reinvented themselves and suburban communities expanded before the economic downturn. Cities along the Ohio River lost population, with Newport losing the title of the county’s largest city by population to Fort Thomas. Led by the 55.3 percent growth of

Cold Spring, suburban communities with land to develop grew.

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Cold Spring increased from 3,842 residents in 2000 to 5,912 residents by 2010, a time period when the city was the fastest growing city in the state by percentage gains in three different years between 2000 and 2005. The completion of housing developments including Glen Ridge and Granite Spring were part of the story, and so was the


Highlands High School freshman football player Braden Hicks poses for a picture with his sister McKenzie Hicks, a 2009 Highlands graduate. The Highlands football team is raising money during their annual Spring Clean for McKenzie, who was disgnoised with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last month. fect choice.” The spring clean, which is being held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 10, usually raises about about $5,000. For more information or to put in a request for help with a job, contact Mueller at 815-2607. For more about your community, visit

finished Cold Spring Crossing retail center, said Mayor Mark Stoeber. The city’s growth is leveling-off, and there’s about five more years of projected growth in the city’s strategic plan, Stoeber said. “We all figured the city would grow, but we didn’t expect explosive growth, or to be the fastest growing city for three years out of those 10 years,” Stoeber said.

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Campbell County residents will have some new options for places to buy fresh, locally grown food this summer. In the next couple months, new farmers markets are opening in Fort Thomas and Bellevue, offering everything from vegetables and meat to breads and dairy products. The Fort Thomas Farmer’s Market is replacing the Earth Mother Market that used to be held in the city. Debbie Buckley, Fort Thomas’s renaissance manager, said the new market is not limited to certified organic products like the Earth Mother Market, but some of the vendors from the past market will be participating in the new one. “We will still have some certified organic and naturally grown items, but we’re opening it up to other types of farmers as well,” Buckley said. The Fort Thomas market will be open from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays starting May 4, at the corner of South Fort Thomas Avenue and River Road. The Fort Thomas market currently has about eight vendors, but Buckley said she’s hoping to get more. A meeting for interested vendors is being held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the city building. Gretchen Vaughn, an organizer of the Earth Mother Market, said she and some of the market’s other vendors are moving to the Bellevue Farmer’s Market this year now that the Earth Mother Market has disbanded. “Those of us that had organized it realized that we needed to focus on farming rather than administration,” Vaughn said. Vaughn said she decided to move to Bellevue because she feels it’s a better known location with more visibility and parking. The Bellevue market is from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays starting April 23, in the Party Source parking lot. Laine Steelman, the manager of the Bellevue market, said they’ll have about 21 local vendors selling a variety of items. “I think this market is a great way to reconnect consumers with things that are grown locally,” Steelman said. For more about your community, visit


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Interstate construction will impact Campbell County By Chris Mayhew

Alternate routes and lane closures are about to become regular terms for drivers who regularly use Interstate-275 to and from Campbell County as part of a regional interstate highway rehabilitation called “Revive The Drive-NKY.” Work on multiple interstate projects is scheduled to last through Dec. 1, 2011. The repair of concrete on I-275 west from the AA Highway (Ky. 9) through Kenton County to U.S. 25 started Monday, March 28. There will be lane closures, and work to pave I-275 east in the same area will start when the work on westbound lanes is complete, said Nancy Wood, spokesperson for the Kentucky

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by 1.9 percent to a total of 90,336 residents in the 2010 Census. “We are actually encouraged because the interim census figures for the last few years have actually shown a decline in Campbell County that people have been asking me to explain,” said Campbell County Judgeexecutive Steve Pendery.

Transportation Cabinet’s District 6 Department of Highways office. All 18 of the steel bridges along I-275 in Kenton County will also be repainted starting April 4 through December. Construction to continue the rehab of of I-275 in Campbell County east from the AA Highway to the Ohio River and the CombsHehl Bridge, including fresh pavement and installing median cable barriers for safety is scheduled to begin in the July after the project is bid out to contractors, Wood said. Work to add lanes to the AA Highway exit and entrance ramps for I275 will be part of the work starting after July, she said. There will be two lanes for vehicles exiting eastbound from I-275 onto the AA Highway east, and two lanes for traffic traveling south on Ky. 9 when finished, Wood said. The goal is to alleviate traffic backing

For the cities that grew over the past decade, it’s been an indication of where there was land to develop. And the way people live, the established cities having population declines reflects a long-term trend that holds true in much of the U.S. of there being fewer people in each household on average, Pendery said. “It’s all very logical, and I don’t think it’s something that indicates distress on those that are losing population,” he said.

up onto I-275 transitioning onto the AA Highway. When construction does occur on the ramps, at a date to be announced, there will be ramifications. “There will be a complete closure of the ramp, but that date will be determined later,” she said. “You might not be able to get off to go eastbound for a couple of weeks.” The work around the AA Highway will also include adding new lane striping on Ky. 9 in the area, and both the AA Highway ramps and I-275 paving projects have expected completion dates of Dec. 1, 2011, she said. Alexandria Mayor Bill Rachford said any temporary closure of the ramp from I-275 to the AA Highway and the work on I-275 will impact traffic coming from Alexandria and other areas south of Alexandria.

Pendery said there are still plots of land and developments that were planned before the economic downturn, so the county is poised for growth as things improve. “I think Alexandria is the next place that’s going to have a boom when the economy recovers because of the new sanitation plant that’s out there,” he said. Alexandria grew 2.3 percent to 8,477 in 2010, up from 8,225 in 2000. “The good news is we’re not landlocked, and we’ve got places to grow,” said Mayor Bill Rachford said. “It all depends on the economy.”

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Wilder grew 15.7 percent to 3,035 residents in 2010, up from 2,758 in 2000. In the decade between 1990 and 2000, Wilder was among the fastest growing cities in the state growing from about 691 people in 1990, said City Administrator Terry Vance. The growth over the past 10 years through 2010 can be attributed to growth in the Johns Hill and Bentwood Hills areas of the city, and there are now only a couple of large tracts in the city that can be developed in the coming years, Vance said.


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In Newport, the population decreased 10.4 percent to 15,273. Mayor Jerry Peluso said he thinks several factors played into the decline, including the older housing stock and few large plots of land in the city. “Personally I don’t see this as a negative, just as a sign that people’s lifestyles, wants and needs have changed,” Peluso said. “In Newport we focus on quality, not quantity.”

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that will cause lane closures on south I-75/I-71 in Kenton County through the cut-in-the-hill between the Ohio River to a point near the Dixie Highway interchange. Wood said the state has allocated the money to fund the interstate repairs, and that the state has been using a “Band-aid” approach to fixing the road and potholes for years. “It is the same pavement since it was built, so a lot of it is 35 years old-plus pavement,” she said. The interstates will be smoother and safer when finished, Wood said. “The end result will far outweigh the summer road construction,” she said. For more about your community, visit


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“When they close those ramp onto the AA from I-275, that’s really going to put a burden on U.S. 27 through Cold Spring and Highland Heights,” Rachford said. Wood said the state has set up ways for drivers to find out route information through the phone number 511. There’s also a 511 website or 511 Facebook page where people can sign up to receive text messages or emails about route information. People can go ahead and register through the 511 site to get routing information although there’s none available through the site right now, Wood said. “Come June-July, people who are signed up to 511, if they can plug in their routes, it can send updates to their email or texts,” she said. Starting April 4, the state is also starting construction work

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most populated city in the county with 16,325 residents. Fort ThomasCity Administrator Donald Martin said the city’s decrease doesn’t really have an affect on the city as a whole. “I think it shows that we have a very stable community,” Martin said.


In Bellevue, where the population went down 8.1 percent, Mayor Ed Riehl said he was expecting as much after the city tore down some housing for its riverfront development and has been actively working to convert multi-family homes back to single-family homes. “Because of these factors, some of the decrease was self-designed,” Riehl said. “We have been working to reduce our density in the city because we started having issues with things like parking.” For more about your community, visit

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In Campbell County, 80 senior meals delivered daily By Chris Mayhew

Senior Services of Northern Kentucky delivers about 80 meals to low-income seniors in Campbell County each weekday. In an annual effort to raise awareness of the program, Alexandria Mayor Bill Rachford was among several Northern Kentucky political leaders to help make Meals on Wheels deliveries Wednesday, March 23. Rachford said he noticed that people on the route he visited were comfortable with the driver he accompanied, Larry Rhoden, an Alexandria resident who has been volunteering for three years to deliver Meals on Wheels. "The houses we went into, everybody was expecting him, and knew him, and he knew them by their first name," Rachford said of Rhoden. All of them seemed to enjoy chatting for a moment or two, Rachford said. People not only receive a balanced meal, but they


Alexandria Mayor Bill Rachford walks up a driveway and walk in Alexandria with a hot meal in hand as regular Senior Services of Northern Kentucky Meals on Wheels driver Larry Rhoden watches with the trunk of his car propped open Wednesday, March 23. have someone visiting them and seeing how they're doing, he said. Rachford said he's previously had his own mother-in-law enrolled in a Meals on Wheels program in Ohio, and it was a great help. "It's actually a great service for folks who need that," Rachford said.

There's currently a waiting list for people who want to have meals delivered, but people can receive meals on an emergency basis, based on strict guidelines that include for example a senior who just got out of the hospital who needs assistance, said Andrea Matya, communications officer for

Senior Services. People ages 60 and older may apply for Meals on Wheels delivery through the Northern Kentucky Area Development District by calling 859-692-2480. For details about eligibility requirements visit the NKADD's nutrition website. Volunteer drivers are

needed to make deliveries continue to all existing routes, Matya said. In Campbell County, about 20 volunteers deliver meals each week, she said. About 85 people volunteer to deliver meals daily across an eight county Northern Kentucky region including Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen and Pendleton counties. "We do have some dedicated volunteers who have been on their routes for 10 to 15 years," Matya said. "We have flexible scheduling. Some people do one day a week and some do five days a week, and we do offer mileage reimbursement." Senior Services serves about 600 meals daily at senior centers and through the Meals on Wheels programs, she said.

“Allowing our coroners to place lights and sirens on their vehicles will allow for quicker response to a crime scene, and also allow greater assistance for law enforcement in their work to gather information during a death investigation.” Rader’s brother, Melvin Lakes, is the county coroner for Jackson County and was instrumental along with other coroners to bring House Bill 34 to fruition. Local coroners will concerned not only about response time to a crime scene, but also due to safety concerns

since in most cases coroners are forced to park their vehicles on the shoulder of the highway, or the delay in getting through traffic to a death investigation scene. “Placement of lights and sirens on coroner vehicles will alert other drivers to be alert for those working along a roadway as part of a fatality investigation,” Rader said. “Safety for everyone involved, including coroners and other drivers, is an essential part of House Bill 34.” House Bill 34 will officially take effect June 8.

2004. Nesbitt, 61, recently retired from Northern Kentucky University. She has served on the party’s executive committee for several years. Her focus has been in communications: expanding the party’s online presence via social media like Facebook, and revamping how the party communicates with its members. “We’re ready to roll up our sleeves and continue the work. We’ve got a good team, and we’re looking forward to this election cycle,” she said. Nesbitt succeeds Jim Cole of Southgate as vice chair. Whalen succeeds Sue Orth of Cold Spring. She stepped down for personal reasons last week after 10 years on the executive committee, nearly three of them as chair. “I enjoyed my time as the Democratic Party chair and am proud of the work that we accomplished dur-

ing my tenure,” Orth said. “We have brought the party online and have implemented many of the new forms of social networking needed to continue to build the party base. “The page has turned and its time to start a new chapter. Paul and Linda both know that they have my full support. I know they will do a great job.” For more about your community, visit www.

It’s anticipated that April 28 will be the largest earthquake drill in the history of the central U.S. as part of an effort to mark the 200th anniversary next year of the series of three “New Madrid Earthquakes” estimated to have been a magnitude of 7.0 or larger that were centered near the town of New Madrid, Mo. that’s near the southwestern tip of Kentucky’s border.

“We would very much like to see a large number of Campbell County residents register and participate,” said William R. Turner, director of Campbell County Emergency Management in the newsletter. To register, and find out what to do in an earthquake, visit the website for the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut.

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are to get Democrats to the polls this fall and get more people involved in the party, with Republicans nipping at its heels in registered voters. “I think you’re going to see more emphasis on turnout and voter registration,” Whalen said. “But the main focus is going to be reelecting Steve Beshear and the rest of the ticket.” Whalen, 56, is an attorney who works for the federal government. (He said the Hatch Act allows him to be party chair, but bans him from discussing specifics about his job in the course of party duties.) He has been involved with the party for several years, chiefly on campaigns, and heads the progressive group Campbell County Change. Whalen also served on the Fort Thomas school board for 12 years, followed by a term on the state Board of Education from 2000 to


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Familiar faces to lead Campbell Co. Dems Two familiar faces have taken the helm of the Campbell County Democratic Party. Fort Thomas attorney Paul Whalen has been elected party chairman, and Linda Nesbitt of Cold Spring has been elected vice chairwoman. Both have been involved with the party for several years. “I’m looking forward to the challenge,” Whalen said. “I think we as Democrats have some good opportunities, particularly with (Gov.) Steve Beshear at the top of the ticket (in November). I think he’ll do very well up here.” Campbell County is one of the few Democratic strongholds left in Northern Kentucky, with five Democrats in countywide office and two holding statehouse seats. Several will be on the 2012 ballot, and Whalen said their re-election will be a priority. But his immediate goals

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House Bill 34 signed into law House Bill 34, sponsored by Rep. Marie Rader, R-McKee (89th District) was signed into law today by Governor Beshear. Rader attended the official signing, which was held at the Governor’s office. House Bill 34 will allow county coroners, with permission from their local government, to place lights and sirens on their vehicles. “Like police and EMS workers, response time is essential for coroners to assist with criminal investigations or highway fatalities,” said Rep. Rader.

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Grant’s Lick school mixes business with history By Chris Mayhew

Grant’s Lick Elementary School students aren’t just learning history, they’re selling it. Students, in a cooperative effort with the University of Cincinnati’s College of Business Student Enterprise Program (StEP), made their own historyinspired products and devised marketing campaigns complete with video commercials to make a sale at the school’s March 24 American history festival. Students performed some of their commercials and a dance number during a school assembly March 23, and during a performance at the Cincinnati Museum Center later that same evening. “This is of course icing on the cake for the students to be able to buy and sell products,” said Val Krugh, director of UC’s StEP program on the day of the history festival at the school. The StEP program is in its second year partnering with Grant’s Lick. The school is one of the program’s best partners because the school embraces a project-based thinking that allows for “thinking outside of the box” to happen, Krugh said. In a test-driven learning environment, creative thinking exercises can help boost a school’s performance, she said. “Their scores show it works,” Krugh said. Students from all grades, K-5, were involved in the projects that incorporated learning about history, math, and business and marketing skills. Kindergarten teacher Christy Carrelli said students researched the history of Grant’s Lick includ-


First grade student Aubrey Geiman holds up the Step program card she has to buy products made by her fellow students during the Grant’s Lick Elementary School American History Festival Thursday, March 24. ing the salt lick the town draws its name from. During the March 24 history fair, students sold salt water taffy candy to their fellow students, Carrelli said. Students selling at their own booth worked in shifts so they could purchase products from the other classes using their own personal earnings card from points earned by doing something extra or extra good behavior, she said. “They’ve been earning credit throughout the past few weeks to buy items,” Carrelli said. Second-grader Brennan Perkins helped sell marshmallows and crackers for dipping into a white chocolate fondue fountain at his classes’ “Great American Melting Pot” booth decorated with the countries representing countries people have emigrated from to the U.S. “The (melting) pot is America, and there’s people from all over the world and they came here,” Perkins said.


Grant’s Lick Elementary School kindergartner Landen Bain, left, waits as his classmate Alex Leicht marks an “X” or two off the points card he has to buy items like the salt water taffy candy next to him on the table during the school’s American History Festival Thursday, March 24. Perkins said he also had to do a research project on a food or game from another country. Picking the Dominican Republic, Perkins said he learned that dominoes are played in a game there that involves strategy using their markings and not just lining them up and knocking them down in a line. Fifth-grade teacher Peggy Herald, one of the organizers of the annual history fair, said it’s her absolute favorite time of the year, and especially so this year. “It’s hands-on learning, and real life experience,” Herald said. “It’s production, distribution and consumption all together.” For more about your community, visit


Payton Combs, a second-grader at Grant’s Lick Elementary School, coats a marsh mellow in a white chocolate fondue fountain at the “Great American Melting Pot” booth of the school’s Thursday, March 24 American history festival.

Students dig into healthy eating challenge By Amanda Joering Alley

Students at St. Catherine of Siena are getting healthy through

the Northern Kentucky Health Department’s 2011 Healthy Challenge. The challenge, which runs for seven days, is meant to encourage students to eat more fruits and


St. Catherine of Siena second-grader Abbey Dietz enjoys some strawberries during snack time. Students in the school participated in the Northern Kentucky Health Department’s seven-day healthy eating challenge by eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables every day.

vegetables. “The whole thought with this is to get the kids into the habit of eating healthy,” said Catherine Ampfer, technology director at the school. “The nice thing about this is that it’s getting them to try foods they may not have tried before,” she said. The goal is for each student to eat five servings of fruits and vegetable every day and raise awareness about how important it is to eat healthy, Ampfer said. The school’s cafeteria is serving new fruits and vegetables every day and parents are getting involved by sending in healthy snacks for the classes. Second-grade teacher Nancy Kelly said the students are really excited about the challenge. “It has really broadened their awareness,” Kelly said. “They are eating this stuff and realizing it actually tastes good even though it’s not candy.” Second-grader Danielle Rosenthal said she is having fun trying new kinds of foods from cold carrots to hummus.


John Paul Ampfer (left) and Noah Wormald eat their healthy snack. “It’s been fun, but kind of hard,” Rosenthal said. “I’m not used to eating this many fruits and vegetables.” Ampfer said participating in the challenge, which gives students a chance to win prizes, is just one of the ways the school is promoting a healthy lifestyle. The school’s wellness council

also began an exercise club and sends out a new healthy recipe in the school’s weekly newsletter. “We are going to continue to promote healthy eating after this competition,” Ampfer said. “We’re doing what we can to keep our students healthy.” For more about your community, visit

Alliance will bring two jazz bands for the electrifying and entertaining show “Atypical Night of Jazz” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the performing arts center at Highlands High School, Fort Thomas. The Faux Frenchmen is an award winning gypsy jazz group out of Cincinnati composed of regional musicians and a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. The University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble’s big band jazz performance will be the kickoff to their European tour. Tickets are $9, and can be pur-

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SCHOOL NOTES Football parent meetings scheduled

Highlands High School junior varsity and varsity parents (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) should meet April 5, at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the high school cafeteria. Freshmen parents (rising freshmen) should meet April 7, at 7:30 p.m. This meeting will also be held in the high school cafeteria. Questions may be directed to Carolyn Smith at 859-815-2608.

Youth leadership program graduates

The following students of Campbell County graduated from the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Regional Youth Leadership Program March 12: Noah Bartel, Newport High; Tyler Crowder, Campbell County High; Annie Hosty, Newport Central Catholic High; Taylor Jones, Highlands High; Jay Nellis, Dayton High; Laura Romito, Silver Grove; Jake Sparks, Bellevue High; and Julia Steffen, Bishop Brossart High.

Forty-nine students from 46 Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati high schools completed the eight-month program which helps build leadership skills and encourages community involvement among teens. The nonprofit program has graduated 650 students in the last 17 years.

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Highlands prepares for ‘A Night at the Movies’ The Junior Class of Highlands High School each year hosts the after prom party called “Prom to Dawn.” Whether going to prom or not, all juniors and seniors are invited to attend “Prom to Dawn.” The High School will be transformed into a Cinematic Spectacular filled with games, fun activities, snacks, food, and many great prizes. “Prom to Dawn” theme this year is “A Night at the Movies” and will be held April 17, from 12:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. at Highlands

High School. Tickets can be purchased (before school and at lunchtime) April 11-14. The cost is $20 per person for advanced tickets (includes a T-shirt), or $25 per person at the door (T-shirts subject to availability). An added feature this year is the HHS Walk of Fame. Be a Star or buy one for a friend. Students may choose to honor a student/ classmate (former or present), neighbor, family member, teacher, or organization. Each personalized star

will cost $25. The stars will be displayed as part of the decoration for this years' movie theme. To purchase personalized stars contact Debbie Dupont at or 441-0013, or Jamie Hockleutner at or 7810855. A preview of the event will be held April 16, from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. A monetary donation jar will be displayed at the door, and all money donated will help pay for this event.

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Abagail Geiman, Kathryn Schreiber, and Kara Schuler accompanied their class on the guitar during their music concert at St. Joseph, Cold Spring.

NCC junior to attend Youth Summit on the Environment Adam Hoffmann, a junior at Newport Central Catholic High School has been selected to represent Kentucky as a National Youth Delegate to the 2011 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University. Hoffmann joins a select group of only 250 students from all over the country honored with the opportuni-

ty for an indepth study of leadership in environmental science and conservation. HoffHoffmann mann was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in

Andrew Wehmeyer, Jared Smith, and Evan Kramer displayed their talent on the trumpet as they played in the sixth-grade performance at St. Joseph, Cold Spring.

the sciences and conservation studies. Adam is the son of Judy and Steven Hoffman of Saint Mary Parish in Alexandria. George Mason University along with partners, the National Geographic Society and the National Zoo will host the nation’s leading youth scholars from June 26-July 1.


COLLEGE CORNER Spring Preview Day

Transylvania University invites high school sophomores and juniors and their families to campus for Spring Preview Day, Saturday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will take place in the Clive M. Beck Athletic Center on the corner of Broadway and Fourth Street. Spring Preview Day includes a welcome with President R. Owen Williams, group meetings with admissions counselors, a session on preparing for admissions interviews, a financial aid session for parents, campus and residence hall tours, discussions with current students and a complimentary lunch. For more information or to register for Spring Preview Day, call Transylvania’s admissions office at 800-8726798 or 859-233-8242, or visit

WKU yearbook awarded

Melissa Pinguely of Fort Thomas received a certificate of merit for her part in the

Greek/organization multispread design in the 2010 Talisman, Western Kentucky University’s official yearbook. The certificate of merit was presented by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association March 13. Pinguely is a senior at WKU.

Students go Greek

The Centre College Greek community has announced its 2010-2011 pledge class. Centre Greeks consist of eight national and international organizations (four fraternities and four sororities) dedicated to the ideals of brotherhood, sisterhood, leadership, scholastic achievement, community service and social interaction. Local students going Greek at Centre are: • Nick Buten pledged Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He is the son of Mark and Laura Buten of Fort Thomas and is a graduate of Highlands High School. • Hunter Schlosser pledged Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He is the son of Jeff and Jennie

Schlosser of Fort Thomas.

WKU graduates

The following local students graduated from Western Kentucky University in fall 2010: Renee Seibert of Newport, bachelor of science Emily McMurray of Fort Thomas, bachelor of science Caroline Schroder of Fort Thomas, master of arts

Super Sunday attended by more than 3,000

Prospective college students of all ages, from elementary school to adults, attended the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Super Sunday events throughout the state Feb. 27. The focus of Super Sunday was to educate African-American students and their families about the importance of a college education, in an effort to increase the number of African-American students enrolling in college. KCTCS advocates were


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Morehead graduates

Local students to graduate during the 2010 Winter Commencement exercises at Morehead State University are: • Emily McCafferty of Highland Heights, master of music. • Scott Goforth of Fort Thomas, associate of applied science, bachelor university studies. • Emily Castle of Wilder, bachelor of music education.

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Veteran battery leads Brossart softball By James Weber

The Bishop Brossart High School softball team is looking to build on last year's 289 season, in which they were 37th District runner-up and played in the 10th Region quarterfinals. Mel Webster returns for his 20th season with a 512179 record. The Mustangs will ride with returning starters including senior pitcher Alicia Miller, senior catcher Lindsay Griffith, junior infielder Molly Williams and senior infielder Natalie Woeste. Miller won 25 games with a 0.81 ERA last season, allowing just 135 hits in 209 innings while striking out 224 and walking just 14. She had 10 shutouts including five no-hitters. She started the 2011 season by pitching a five-inning perfecto against Calvary Christian, striking out the first 13 batters. At the plate, Miller hit .436 with 21 RBI and was conference player of the year as well as honorable mention all-state. Griffith, a four-year varsity starter, returns at catcher. She was honorable mention all-state and an all-conference pick after hitting .500 with three home runs and 44 RBI. Her .755 slugging percentage was one of the best in school history. Williams, a three-sport athlete, returns at second base where she had an excellent .979 fielding percentage. She also hit .379 with 29 RBI and 31 runs scored. Woeste will play either shortstop or third base after starting in the outfield last year. She is a defensive standout. Webster expects the other starting spots to be up for grabs as the season begins. “We have perhaps one of the best group of young tal-

ent we have ever had here,” Webster said. “With our veterans, if they deliver like we feel they will we have a chance of being better than last season which says a lot about them.” Brossart will have a busy season, going to Florida for a spring break tourney and hosting its second annual Pete Noll Invitational April 89 against a tough field which includes some Ohio teams. Brossart will also host the 10th Region All "A" tourney April 27-29 and the 37th District tourney in the postseason. "We had an empty feeling at the end of last season, despite being 28-9 and ranked No. 1. We felt we could have had a better ending by winning the District and Region," Webster said. "We are hungry to take it up a notch this season. " Here is a look at other teams in Campbell County:


Rick Blevins moves up from assistant coach to take over as head coach this season for the Tigers, who were 13-9 last year and Division III runner-up in the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference. "Our team is growing in the number of girls trying out, and improving in talent each year," Blevins said. "We are getting excellent support from the school system." Bellevue had seven players among the regional leaders in stolen bases last year. Top players include senior Leah Diodato, junior Briana Taylor, junior Kaylynn Dill, junior Angel Stafford, sophomore Jennifer Sexton, sophomore Madeline Blevins, seventh-grader Kira Ross, seventh-grader Ellis McCarthy, junior Kayla Tatum and Madison Martin. Diodato, a senior center-

fielder and first baseman, is a very dedicated college prospect player who could start at any position. Blevins, the starting pitcher, was in the top 10 in strikeouts in the region the past two years and also led the team last year in batting average and slugging percentage. Tatum, a junior second baseman, has missed the past two years with injury but adds a lot to the lineup with her power and glove work. Dill, at third base, is likely to lead the team in home runs. Sexton can play several field positions and is the backup pitcher. Bellevue hosts Ludlow March 29 and Calvary April 4.

Campbell County

The Camels were 6-15 last year under head coach Walter Lambert, who returns this year. They lost two seniors from that team and have three seniors this year, including Jessica Coffey, Sara Becker and Taylor Griffin. Campbell will be in the Tournament of Champions April 1-2 at RiverShore Complex in Hebron.


Karen Fuchs returns for her fourth year as head coach for the Greendevils, who were 8-15 last year. She has five returning starters in senior catcher Rachael Ackerson, junior third baseman Shelly Centers, junior outfielder Angela Taylor, freshman shortstop Megan Workman, and eighth-grade second baseman Casey Kohls. "We have a very young team, but our players work hard every day to become a better team," Fuchs said. Dayton hosts Newport March 31 and Ludlow April 1.



Newport Central Catholic starting pitcher Danielle Hausfeld (10) throws a pitch in the second inning of NCC’s 8-4 win over Holy Cross March 22.

Region stays together

Swimmers from Region 4 in Northern Kentucky unite in solidarity before preliminary qualifications at the State Swimming and Diving Championship at Ralph Wright Natatorium in Louisville. Photographed are swimmers from Beechwood, Calvary Christian, Conner, Covington Catholic, Covington Latin, Dixie, Highlands, Ryle, Scott and St. Henry high schools. PROVIDED

The Bluebirds were 12-17 last year under Jessica Donelan, who returns for her fourth season as head coach. Highlands was 36th District runner-up and lost to Ryle in the Ninth Region quarterfinals. Returning starters are senior Allie Conner, senior Jenna Theisen, senior Sydney Groneck, junior Brooke Hollingsworth, freshman Carly Hebel and eighth-grader Whitney Quillen. Promising newcomers include freshman Ashley Grosser, Haley Coffey and seventh-grader Shelby Graybill. "We should be strong


Newport Central Catholic Megan Millard (5) slides safely into home plate to score against Holy Cross. defensively," Donelan said. "We lost several strong bats with graduated seniors, but expect to be quick and diverse offensively." Conner, one of the top hitters and catchers in the area, is looking at playing in college. Groneck, the starting pitcher, is recovering from injury and may not be ready for the start of the season. Highlands starts the year April 5 at Newport Central Catholic. Highlands' first home game is April 13 against Boone County.


The Wildcats were 4-13 last year. They return seven starters for head coach Scott Taylor in Katlyn Hoeh, Sara Nash-Binder, Kelsey Taylor, Miranda Combs, Brittany Masters, Skye Raleigh, and Taylor Tyler. Nash-Binder, Taylor and Masters are seniors. Newport will enter its third year of full-time fastpitch. "With more experience and a solid core of senior leadership, the LadyCats look to be a contender in district play," Taylor said. Newport has home games March 29 against Pendleton County and April 14 against Newport Central Catholic.

Softball tourney April 1-2

The largest in-season softball tournament in Northern Kentucky in recent memory will take place April 1-2 at RiverShore complex in Hebron. Twenty teams will take part, including 10 from Northern Kentucky. They are divided into six pools. Pool play starts 6:30 p.m. Friday and continues 9 a.m. Saturday. At noon Saturday, single-elimination brackets begin. The teams will be divided into three divisions based on their performance in pool play, with the championship games slated for 6 p.m. Teams from Northern Kentucky are Boone County, Campbell County, Conner, Cooper, Holmes, Lloyd, Newport Central Catholic, Notre Dame, St. Henry and Silver Grove. Others include South Central (Ind.), Mount Notre Dame, Raceland, South Dearborn (Ind.), Lakota East, Rowan County, Louisville Male, McNicholas, Louisville Holy Cross and Toledo Central Catholic.

Newport Central Catholic

Denny Barnes returns as fifth-year head coach for the Thoroughbreds, who were 23-10 last year. They won their second straight 36th District title last year, and were second in the Division II of the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference. They return eight starters this year, led by Danielle Hausfeld, Stephanie Hardesty, Hannah Thiem, Meghan Millard and Becky Blanchet. Hausfeld, the starting pitcher, broke school records for strikeouts last season. Barnes is hopeful the team's experience pays off this season.

Silver Grove

Robert Schooley takes over as head coach this year with a new staff. The Big Trains have one direction to go after not winning a game last year. Returning starters are Cindy Miller, Richelle Walls, Amber Fancher, Payton Govan, Desiree Gossett, Jolina Evans, and Mercedez Shimkowiak. Top newcomers include Allison Miller, Emily Clemons, Allison Burchfield, LuLu Heck, Brooklyn Smith, Melaina Mitchell, and Kayla Merila. SG's next home game is March 29 against Calvary.

Kings coach obtains NSCAA Master license Kings Soccer Academy Coach Jon Pickup completed the NSCAA Master Course, making him one of 20 coaches in the country to obtain the honor. To qualify for the 18month course, Pickup had to have NSCAA’s Youth, Advanced Youth Level VI, Premier and National Goalkeeper Diplomas. He obtained his master license in 12 months. During the course, candi-

dates were required to complete more than 20 unique projects, field hours, classroom Pickup hours and organize coaching license courses. Pickup was also recently added to the U.S. Olympic Development Program (ODP) National Staff.

Sports & recreation The week at Campbell

• The Campbell County baseball team beat Lloyd 177 in six innings, March 21. Campbell’s Jake Rebholz was 2-4 with a double and three RBI. On March 24, Campbell County beat Highlands 8-1, March 24. Campbell’s Tyler Walsh was 2-4 with a homerun and an RBI. Highlands’ Charlie Reekers and Quentin Murray were both 1-4 with a double. • In boys tennis, Campbell County beat Bracken County 5-0, March 21. Campbell’s Joel Geiman beat Bentley 6-0, 6-1; Jared Wittrock beat Autry 6-1, 6-0; Reimer beat Florence 6-1, 6-0; Clark and Mike Lauer beat Harrison and Florence 6-0, 6-1; Rob Hill and Derek Cryer beat Bentley and Woodruff 6-4, 6-3. The Covington Catholic boys tennis team beat Campbell County 5-0, March 25.

The week at Brossart

• The Bishop Brossart baseball team beat Bellevue 11-1 in six innings, March 21. Brossart’s Zach Fardo was 22 with a homerun, a double and three RBI. Bellevue’s Dylan Huff was 2-3. On March 25, Bishop Brossart beat St. Henry 12-2 in five innings. Brossart’s Tanner Norton was 2-3 with a double and a homerun. On March 26, Brossart beat Bourbon County 16-7. Brossart’s Zach Fardo was 44 and hit three doubles. • In softball, Brossart beat Calvary Christian 17-0 in five innings, March 21. Brossart’s Alicia Miller was the winning pitcher with 13 strikeouts, and Molly Williams was 2-3 with three RBI and a double. On March 24, Brossart beat Holy Cross 6-1. Brossart’s Alicia Miller was 24 with a triple and an RBI. On March 25, Brossart beat Shelby Valley 13-1 in five innings in the Johnson Central Invitational. Brossart’s Maria Greis was 3-3 with two doubles and two RBI. On March 26, Brossart beat Ashland Fairview 6-2. Brossart’s Miller pitched 10 strikeouts, and Erica Riedeman was 2-3 with three RBI. Brossart was then defeated by Johnson Central 2-1. Brossart’s Lindsay Griffith was 2-3 with two doubles. Brossart then beat Whitley County 7-0. Brossart’s Greis was 3-4 with a double and two RBI.

Camel senior to run with D-I Belmont By James Weber

The week at Highlands

• The Highlands boys tennis team beat Calvary Christian 3-2, March 24. Highlands’ Mitchell beat Kohls 6-3, 6-3; Harrett and Emery beat Mian and Woughter 6-0, 6-0; and Caghlan and Lewis beat Walton and Smith 6-0, 6-1. • In basketball, Conner beat Highlands 16-9, March 25. Highlands’ Charlie Reekers was 3-5 with two RBI.

much at all,” he said. “We had people who were on the team last year but who weren’t part of the state team, but they have had the drive to put themselves in a position to make an impact at the regional and state level.” Carrigan has been running since she was little but didn’t know how good she could be until her first state title as a sophomore. “I had a lot of energy, and I wanted to get that energy out,” she said. “I just love to run. It’s a God-given gift and I’ve wanted to do my best with it … I’ve always been pretty competitive. I also love the girls on the team. They make it so much more fun and I think I’ll have that at Belmont, too.” See more sports coverage at blogs/presspreps

She has won about everything there is to win in high school track. But Campbell County High School senior Anna Carrigan wants even more as she enters her final season with the Camels. She won her latest honor March 22, declaring Belmont University the winner of her collegiate track services. Carrigan signed that day with Belmont, a Division I school located in Nashville, Tenn. “I love the city and that it’s away from home,” said Carrigan, who plans to major in exercise science. “It’s a Christian school, which is really important. The coach and team are really cool. It’s a perfect fit for me.” Carrigan and the Camels are looking to defend their Class 3A overall team state championship, which was the first in program history. She was involved in three of the girls team’s four event titles. She won the


Campbell County senior Anna Carrigan signs to run track for Division I Belmont University March 22. From left: Sister Devan, mother, Michelle, Anna, and father, Sean. individual 400 and anchored the 4x200 and 4x400 relays, as the Camels repeated as champion in all three events. “We’re working really hard and we’re on the track every day,” she said. “It will take a lot of effort (to repeat). Everyone expects more of you this year. We have more support from the community and the school this year.”

Overall, Carrigan has seven state championship medals and 13 overall medals in events. The Camels are actually three-time defending champions in the 4x400 and were seventh in 2007. Carrigan was second in the 400 as a freshman and has finished top-five in the 200 each of the past three years. “She’s looking really

strong and very impressive for this point in the season,” Camels head coach Brandon Napier said. “She’s confident and ready to go. She doesn’t have your typical senioritis. She wants to finish off the season well and she believes she has more to accomplish.” Napier said the team is primed to make another run this season. “We really didn’t lose

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The week at Bellevue

• The Bellevue softball team beat Silver Grove 13-3 in five innings, March 21. Bellevue’s Maddie Blevins was the winning pitcher with eight strikeouts, and Leah Diodato was 2-4 with a homerun and two RBI. Silver Grove’s Miller was 2-3 with a double and a triple. • The Dixie Heights boys tennis team beat Bellevue 50, March 21. • The Scott baseball team beat Bellevue 12-0 in five innings, March 25. On March 26, Walton beat Bellevue 17-7 in six innings. Bellevue’s Devin Myers was 1-4 with a double. • In boys track and field, Bellevue placed fourth with a score of 77 in the Glacier Invitational, March 26. Bellevue’s Askins won the 1600 meter in 5 minutes, 9.10 seconds; Bellevue won the 4x400 meter relay in 4 minutes, .70 seconds.




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Campbell County’s Michael Teegarden throws a pitch during the Camels baseball game against St. Henry March 21. Campbell lost 9-8.

Kings continue free home games The Cincinnati Kings soccer team will continue to offer free home games in the upcoming 2011 season. The season opens against Akron at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at home in the Town & Country Sports Complex, 1018 Town Drive, Wilder. Other 2011 home games include: Michigan Bucks at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 23; Akron Summit Assault,

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Should the United States rethink its nuclear power program and plans because if the situation in Japan? Why or why not? “If you mean by ‘rethink’ that U.S. energy policy should adapt and learn from the best available engineering and safety practices, then yes. If you mean panic, then no. As President Obama has pointed out, nuclear power is an essential part of our (and other countries’) energy future given the need to address global climate disruption. Our biggest problem is NIMBYism (not in my backyard) that precludes safe, secure storage of waste. We must be willing to store some of that waste in Ohio and share the burden, given that we all reap the benefits of abundant energy. And, we must not cut corners on safety and design costs, so that we minimize the chances of a Fukushima Daiichitype incident.” D.P. “The U.S. Department of Energy reports, the last reactor built was the ‘River Bend’ plant in Louisiana. Its construction began in March of 1977. The last plant to begin commercial operation is the ‘Watts Bar’ plant in Tennessee, which came online in 1996. “As America’s population grows so does our need for inexpensive energy. How will we recharge or electric cars? Japan is the world’s largest importer of LNG (liquefied natural gas) and coal and the third largest net importer of oil. “The earthquake operators of the Fukushima Dai complex told safety regulators they failed to inspect 33 pieces of equipment including a motor and backup generator for the No. 1 reactor. “The argument of nuclear power or not has many issues to consider. The United States should rethink its nuclear power plans in light of the situation in Japan. If we were victims of a quake like the one in Japan how would we react?






Where are the worst potholes or roads in your community? What do you think of the way the U.S. has responded to the demonstrations in the Middle East, including Libya and Egypt? What should we have done differently? Send your answer to “” with Chatroom in the subject line. “God bless the Japanese people. Please pray for them.” C.M. “Yes, I think the risk is far greater than the reward. While I don’t really like what burning coal does to the environment or the health risks to the coal miners it is still much safer than nuclear energy. “There are also hydro, solar and wind solutions that are not being used enough!” J.W. “Let us move ahead. Technology keeps changing and more precautions are being built into the plans. We need to get something going for energy instead of Washington just talking about it. “Where is the push for our abundance of natural gas? Why aren’t we drilling here? Oh no, let’s force car makers into electric car manufacturing so that China makes more money because they supply the batteries. “Why can’t we build the United States up through industry to be more self-sufficient?” C.A.S.

There’s a new movie out called “Limitless.” It isn’t the story of community colleges in America, but it could be. Community and technical colleges are a large part of the nation’s higher education system, but in many ways their mission is misunderstood. U.S. News & World Report lists no community colleges in its annual summary of the best American colleges, yet almost half of U.S. undergraduates are enrolled in one. Nearly 5,000 students are enrolled at Gateway Community and Technical College in Northern Kentucky. Begun in the early 1900s as small feeder schools to universities, community colleges have become a major way that Americans go to college. Community colleges play an indispensable role by providing a well-skilled workforce and preparing many students who transfer into bachelor-degree-granting colleges. Gateway’s regional accreditation assures students that their credits will transfer to senior institutions. Today’s jobs have changed; individuals with little or no education beyond high school are left out of the job market. The workplace requires more advanced skills. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that more than

80 percent of current jobs require an education beyond high school, and most of those require skills at the associate degree level. For students Dr. Ed who drop out Hughes before they graduate from high Community school, the job Recorder market is practiguest cally non-exiscolumnist tent. Compare that to a student with an associate’s degree from a regionally accredited community college who can expect to earn on average nearly $360,000 more than a high school graduate during his/her career. In fact, the average wage in Kentucky for a person with advanced manufacturing skills is over $51,000 a year. Many manufacturing jobs are unfilled because of a lack of qualified candidates. Since 2001, more than 25,000 people have benefited from Gateway’s programs and services. More than 4,000 individuals have graduated from one or more of our 30 programs. More than 1,900 businesses and over 3,000 individuals annually have received

The Kentucky House of Representatives working in a bi-partisan way passed a bill this week to balance the Medicaid budget shortfall that is facing Kentucky. Governor Beshear has made cuts and balanced the budget eight times during his three years in office. The executive branch of Kentucky’s government currently has the fewest employees it has had since the mid-seventies. In essence, the Governor has been responsible when it comes to the fiscal management of our government agencies. The current Medicaid shortfall is due to an increase in new enrollees and cuts from the Federal Government. More than two dozen states are facing similar situations. The House supports the Governor’s plan that was submitted in November to balance the Medicaid budget by taking advantage of savings created by implementing a managed care program and with Federal matching funds. Unfortunately, politics and the pending gubernatorial election have gotten in the way of good public policy. The Senate, lead by GOP candidate for governor, David

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Williams, has refused to accept the Governor’s proposal to make Medicaid solvent and has instead proposed acrossthe-board cuts to schools, colleges and universities, law enforcement, prosecutors, social services and heath care. Our schools cannot afford deeper cuts without sacrificing quality and families can’t afford high tuition. If a resolution is not passed by April 1st, the impact would be devastating to Kentucky’s health care providers and to all patients and their families. More than 8,400 doctors offices, 1,300 pharmacies, 300 nursing homes and 80 hospitals would take a financial hit that would lead to layoffs and closures. Health care costs would increase for all of us and access would be reduced. The Senate proposal would even impact the Veterans’ Home in Ft. Thomas. I call upon my colleagues in the Senate to do the right thing and allow the Governor to do his job to manage this budget situation with



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Highlands High School chemistry teacher Del Ehemann gives a student assistance with a class experiment.

Highlands instructor named Chemistry Teacher of the Year By Amanda Joering Alley

Highlands High School teacher Daniela “Del” Ehemann has been named the 2011 High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year by the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society. Teacher Colleen Epperson and Principal Brian Robinson nominated Ehemann for the award, which is meant to recognize educators who exemplify excellence in chemistry. “We are very fortunate to have Del as part of our faculty,” Robinson said. “Her dynamic personality, combined with her enthusiasm for learning and her ability to connect with students has allowed her to present challenging material while making chemistry fun for students.” Ehemann, who taught at Bishop Brossart High School

in Alexandria before coming to Highlands two years ago, said she was surprised and honored to receive the award. “I’m very honored to be chosen for this, but I almost feel bad because there are so many good teachers doing so many good things that don’t get recognized,” Ehemann said. Ehemann said she enjoys working with the students and getting them interested in chemistry by showing them how it applies to everyday, real-life things. Though it’s a hard content area, Ehemann said she tries to make it relevant to her students’ lives and show them there is a reason to learn about chemistry. “I love my job, and I get to do every day,” Ehemann said. For more about your community, visit


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Behind the doors of the Campbell County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3025 is a community that celebrates the virtues of service to country and community. The post marked its 75th anniversary with awards ceremonies, speeches and a dinner organized by the ladies auxiliary Sunday, March 27. Teachers along with student essay contest and art winners were honored, and a representative of U.S. Congressman Geoff Davis also spoke about available veterans benefits. Bill Loos of Alexandria was among a group of eight people from the community, ladies auxiliary, and longtime veteran members specially honored with Kentucky Colonel certificates during the ceremonies for their contribution to the post and community in a presentation made by ladies auxiliary president Marietta Knuehl. “There’s many people who deserve this more than I do, but thank you,” Loos said to an audience that packed the hall wall-towall. Loos, a marble mason for 40 years and a Korean War Navy veteran, said he has been an active member of the post for 30 years, and until last year he spent 22 years volunteering. He’s folded flags at funerals and other ceremonies, and he mowed the post’s grass and maintained the ballfield. Loos said he enjoys spending time with people at the post. “Everybody that belongs gave a little bit of their life for their country, and it’s just a way of remembering,” Loos said. J.W. Crail of Grant’s Lick, who sat with Loos at dinner, said he didn’t join the post until 15 years ago because he didn’t want to think about the war after serving as an infantryman in Korea, often in a frozen trench in the earth. Crail said he now goes to schools to speak with children, and he helps with funerals as a ceremonial rifle team member. He’s also taken over Loos’ old job of caring for the ballfield.


Marietta Knuehl, left, president of the ladies auxiliary of Campbell County V.F.W. Post 3205, presents Elizabeth Thatcher Klem, center, with a Kentucky Colonel certificate as post commander Mark See wraps his arm around Klem during the post’s 75th anniversary celebration Sunday, March 27.


J.W. Crail of Grant’s Lick served as an infantryman in the U.S. Army in Korea, and as a member of Campbell County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3205 in Alexandria. He is the caretaker for the post’s ballfied and serves on a ceremonial rifle team for funeral rites.

Bill Loos of Alexandria, a Korean War Navy veteran and member of Campbell County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3205 in Alexandria, at the Sunday, March 27 75th anniversary celebration of the post.

Knuehl also surprised Mark See of Alexandria, commander of the post for six years, who served 26years in the U.S. Air Force, with a Kentucky Colonel certificate. The post has always been an integral part of the community, and whether it’s providing scholarships for high school students, community softball fields, teaching about proper flag etiquette, being involved with Boy Scouts of America troops, the post is much more than it appears from

the outside, See said. See said unlike other V.F.W. posts, the post in Alexandria has a tradition of being open to the entire community in addition to veterans. “The V.F.W. to me is kind of the embodiment of what I think is good and right about America,” he said. “It’s the patriotism, and the community service and the continued service of the veterans.” Mary Ann Seibert of Alexandria, secretary of the auxiliary, has been a mem-



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Mary Ann Seibert of Alexandria sets out a coconut meringue pie, one of several she has made for the Sunday, March 27, 75th anniversary celebration of Campbell County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3205 in Alexandria.


Campbell County V.F.W. Post 3025 Commander Mark See, a resident of Alexandria, a 26-year U.S. Air Force veteran, has led the post for six years.

ber since 1992. Seibert said she enjoys spending time going to visit patients at the veterans hospital in Fort Thomas, collecting cans to pay for life-memberships in the V.F.W. and collecting can tabs to give to the Ronald McDonald House in Cincinnati. “I baked six pies today,” Seibert said with a smile as she brought one of them out to a dessert table. Former post commander and 60-year life member Lloyd Miller, 90, of Highland Heights, said the first evidence of the post’s existence stems from a group that marched in a parade in Cincinnati in 1933 with a flag. The post was chartered on Dec. 1, 1935 with 12 members, none of whom are alive today, Knuehl said. Miller, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran who helped escort merchant ships across the North Atlantic during World War II, said what makes post 3205 special is the hard work of the ladies auxiliary behind the scenes, and not every post has that. “I do want to say it takes a good ladies auxiliary to make good V.F.W. post,” Miller said. For more about your community, visit


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Fish and Shrimp Fry, 4-7:30 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. Dinners and sandwiches. Carryout available. $4.50$11. Presented by St. Joseph Church. 859635-5652. Camp Springs. St. Bernard Church Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Bernard Church, 401 Berry St., Church Hall. Fish set-ups, fried shrimp dinners, salmon patties, macaroni and cheese, French fries, cheese sticks, soup and more. Carryout available. $6. 859-640-0026; Dayton. Fish Fry, 4-7:30 p.m., Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 5011 Four Mile, Dinners include fish, shrimp, chicken or frog legs, hush puppies, cole slaw and choice of macaroni and cheese or fries. Carryout availableadd 25 cents-call ahead. Benefits Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department. $6.50$8.50 dinners; $7.25 frog legs; $4.75 sandwiches, $1.25 side. 859-441-6251. Silver Grove. Lawler-Hanlon VFW Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Lawler-Hanlon VFW Post 5662, 326 W. 10th St., Fish, shrimp, steak sandwich, hamburger and cheeseburger and sides. Carryout available. $1-$7. 859-431-5565. Newport. Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., Camp Springs Vineyard, 6685 Four Mile Road, $1. 859-4480253. Camp Springs. Fish Fry, 4-8 p.m., Wilder City Building, 520 Licking Pike, Fish or shrimp dinners, chicken nuggets, sides, desserts, coffee, soft drinks and beer. Carryout available. Benefits Wilder Fire Department. $4-7. Presented by Wilder Fire Department. 859-581-8884. Wilder. Fish Fry, 4-8 p.m., St. Thomas Church, 26 East Villa Place, Includes fish and shrimp dinners with sides, fish sandwich, shrimp only, pizza by the slice or whole pizza. Carryout available. $1.50-$10. 859-572-4641; Fort Thomas.


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Fully Committed, 8 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St., Play by Becky Mode follows comical day-to-day life of Sam, an outof-work actor trying to make ends meet by working at the reservation desk of an upscale restaurant. $17, $14 students and ages 65 and up. Presented by Falcon Theater. Through April 2. 513-479-6783; Newport. S A T U R D A Y, A P R I L 2

ART EXHIBITS Body of Work, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Gallerie Zaum, 859-441-3838; Newport. FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 1-7 p.m., Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 859-448-0253. Camp Springs. Pancakes for Prevention, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Crittenden Baptist Church, 215 Russell Road, All-American breakfast. Concludes with free Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children training facilitated by Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center staff. Kicks off Child Abuse Prevention Month. Free. Reservations required. 859-442-3200. Crittenden.


In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! Knothole Baseball in Northern Kentucky, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-4914003; Covington.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK Cincy Rockers, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, $5. 859-441-4888. Cold Spring.


Paul Rodriguez, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Ages 21 and up. $25. 859-957-2000; Newport.

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FOOD & DRINK Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 859-448-0253. Camp Springs. MUSEUMS

Art Social, Noon, Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Bring your own supplies. Free. Presented by Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. 859-4857611. Walton. T U E S D A Y, A P R I L 5

In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! Knothole Baseball in Northern Kentucky, 15 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003; Covington.



Bicycling for Fun, Fitness and Transportation, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thomas More College, Center for Adult & Professional Education, 365 Thomas More Parkway, Continues April 12 and May 3. Find out about the relationship between speed and calorie consumption, how vigorous bicycling strengthens your heart, how to make minor repairs while on the road and how to properly shift gears. Classroom instruction and experience on the road. $25. Registration required. 859-344-3304; Crestview Hills.

Paul Rodriguez, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Ages 21 and up. $25. 859-9572000; Newport.


Seventh Street Spring Fever Sundaze, 1-5 p.m., Seventh Street Gifts, 114 E. Seventh St., Music by Tom Schneider and art by Tonya VanZandt. Refreshments, spirits, art, music and shopping. Readings by Judith. Aura Portraits by Charles Brown. Food provided by the Hungry Hippie. Free. 859-6559444; Newport. M O N D A Y, A P R I L 4

Body of Work, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Gallerie Zaum, 859-441-3838; Newport.



Brown Bag Book Club, Noon, Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., “Hamlet’s Blackberry” by William Powers. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5033; Fort Thomas.

Skyline Nights with the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center, 510 p.m., Skyline Chili, 1345 Hansel Drive, Information on program. Skyline donates 10 percent of each customer’s bill. Benefits Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center. Presented by Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center. 859-572-3365; Florence.




Yoga, 10:30 a.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Free. Presented by Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. 859-485-7611; Walton.

Book Club, 7 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., “This is Where I Leave You” by Jonathan Tropper. New members welcome. Adults. Free. 859-572-5035. Newport.


Gary Owen Showcase, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $12. Local and nationally touring comedians seen on BET and HBO. Ages 21 and up. 859957-2000; Newport. Underbelly, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Doors open 8:30 p.m. Cincinnati’s strangest comedy show features improv, sketches, poetry, music and more. Ages 18 and up. $8 ages 18-20; $5 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201. Newport. W E D N E S D A Y, A P R I L 6


Body of Work, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Gallerie Zaum, 859-441-3838; Newport.

EDUCATION Discovering Wine, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thomas More College, Center for Adult & Professional Education, 365 Thomas More Parkway, Continues Wednesdays through April 27. Learn traditional and less common food and wine pairings. Ages 21 and up. $65. Registration required. 859-344-3304; Crestview Hills. MUSIC - BLUES

Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m., Midway Cafe, 1017 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Free. 859-781-7666. Fort Thomas.


Ha Ha Tonka, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Doors open 8 p.m. $8. 859-4312201; Newport. T H U R S D A Y, A P R I L 7


Body of Work, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Gallerie Zaum, 859-441-3838; Newport.


What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You-Medicine Cabinet Safety, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Thomas More College, Center for Adult & Professional Education, 365 Thomas More Parkway, Learn how to use medications effectively for the best results, why it’s important to take medications as directed, how to store medications and how to dispose of them, allergies and side effects. Free. Registration required. Presented by Thomas More College. 859-344-3333; Crestview Hills.


Karaoke with DJ Chill Will, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Birk’s Bar, 912 Monmouth St., $2 bottles, $2 wells and $2 shots. No cover. 859-4910007; Newport. All Star Karaoke, 7-10 p.m., Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, Sing on large stage with professional lighting and sound man. $500 prize for winner. Family friendly. Free. 859-441-4888. Cold Spring.


Jessica Lea Mayfield, 8:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. Doors open 8 p.m. With Daniel Martin Moore. $13, $10 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions Inc.. 859-431-2201; Newport.


Atypical Night of Jazz, 7-10:30 p.m., Highlands High School, 2400 Memorial Parkway, Music by the Faux Frenchmen and the University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble. $9. 859781-5900; Fort Thomas.


John Heffron, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $17. Ages 18 and up. 859-957-2000; Newport.

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Dear body of mine, are you my friend or are you my foe? ach that insists on preceding us wherever we go. Middle age and after is Father Lou when we Guntzelman work out Perspectives thinking in another c o u p l e months we’ll be back to normal. But the old normal has forgotten where we live. A new normal winks at us in the mirror. Ever notice how we experience a low-level of irritation when little injuries occur and seem to hang on and on. “It’s not the pain,” we say, “it’s the inconvenience.” Wrong! It’s not just the inconvenience or the pain. It’s our too obvious aging, our mortality, our turncoat body that irritates us. Betrayal by a friend. Now it seems our bodies shout an assessment for all to hear. “This person is not worth as much as before because their body is losing it.” People begin to send us funny birthday cards about

going downhill, being impotent, wrinkled and irrelevant. But wait! If a human person in composed of more than a mere physical component to their being; if the purpose of living is the development of inner characteristics; if spiritual qualities like love count more than lust, wisdom more than strength, and compassion more than skin tone – then perhaps our bodies remain more of a friend than we realize. In a sense, our bodies slowly turn us around to look inside for our value rather than outside. Our changing bodies gradually erode pretenses, pride, and illusions. They reveal what we’re really made of. Our slackening bodies level the playing field between all of us and measure us by the same standards of inner character compassion, integrity and love. We come to realize that we are a mystery larger than the confines of our body. Not only are we responsible for raising our children, we are also responsible for raising ourselves – especially in the second half of life.

The long-term neglect of the growth of self, and a backward yearning to regain youth, will have its effects on us. Commonly it’s expressed in that crankiness that is the leakage of repressed anger. As Dr. Hollis notes, “Rather than mellowing most people become more of what they already are. Those who whine will now whine more, those dependent now will become children, those in denial now will blame others.” The only true cure for negative aging is inner growth. What is most healing for older adults is the knowledge that they are still loved and capable of loving. Our bodies may seem to have turned into our foe. Yet it is our bodies, more than any other physical thing, that teach us the temporary nature of this world – and nudge us to hear the wisdom we need to hear. Father Lou Guntzelman is a

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wrong, I did all the maintenance and the way I was supposed to. Now I’m stuck with a $10,000 plus bill to get my car repaired,” she said. I don’t know who’s right concerning the cause of the engine problem, but Camp said the warranty company never sent her a letter denying her claim. So, I checked and found the warranty is backed by a licensed, regulated insurance company out of St. Louis. I had Camp file a complaint with the insurance company and, after checking, the insurance company approved her claim and said it will now pay to replace her engine. Bottom like, before you buy an extended warranty you need to make sure it’s backed by a licensed, regulated insurance company. The key here is the insurance company has to answer to state regulators – while the warranty company has to answer to no one. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRCTV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Trek For the Cause fights cancer Trek For the Cause is one man’s passion to fight back against cancer. Brandon Perry of Dayton, Ky., will walk across the United States to raise awareness and money to benefit the American Cancer Society. Perry found out in late October 2010 that his grandfather had been diagnosed with bone cancer. He also lost an uncle, who was also his mentor, to prostate cancer a year earlier. Nov. 4, he woke up with an idea to walk across America from Cincinnati to the coast of Santa Monica, Calif., in hopes to inspire people across the land who may

think they are too small to make a difference. Most of all he hopes to raise money and awareness for this terrible disease that has touched and affected so many people. Those who have ever been touched by cancer can join Perry from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 3, on Fountain Square in Cincinnati to offer him encouragement and send him off in style. This is a free event and is open to the public. For information about Perry’s trek and supporting the American Cancer Society call 859-372-7885 or visit




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Don’t pass up pasta when looking for healthy meal Everybody has a story. And today’s “Guru in our Backyard,” Amy Nichols, has an inspiring one. Amy, a Withamsville reader, is a fitness instructor at the gym where I go with Maggie, my daughter-inlaw Jess’ mom. Back in January, Maggie cajoled me into going – I have never been a “gym” person, figuring I get enough exercise hoeing the garden, splitting wood, or just being in survival mode out here on my little patch of heaven. Anyway, I’m the one at the gym in the back row, messing up on a regular basis while Maggie performs splendidly. (Maggie is my personal cheerleader). Between Maggie and Amy, I enjoy the workouts. Amy’s always encouraging, but doesn’t make me feel weird about it. I was curious as to how she landed in the fitness field. Amy grew up in Connecticut in an Italian family. “My grandmother, Anna Trombetto, lives in Connecticut and is a fabulous

cook. She inspired my love of cooking. In an Italian family, f o o d equals love,” she Rita said. Heikenfeld A m y earned a Rita’s kitchen degree in baking and pastry arts from Johnson & Wales and lived in the South working at an inn and on a plantation. Her husband’s job brought them to Cincinnati. Now comes the inspiring part. Amy told me “after starting a family and having been diagnosed with lupus at 22, I found it increasingly difficult to continue in the culinary industry.” After daughter Sophia’s birth (she’s now 7) Amy decided she wanted to get healthy “and just plain feel better.” She looked for a natural way to manage the pain and symptoms of a chronic disease. In 2006 she joined Fitworks.

“It was amazing to see and feel the changes I was making to my body. I no longer needed any medication and I have never felt better,” said Amy. “A few years ago I decided to train to be a group fitness instructor and share with others what fitness has done for me. It is so inspiring, for example, to see a woman battling cancer and going through chemo still find the energy to workout. The power of fitness on the mind and body is truly amazing,” she said. With March being nutrition month, I asked Amy to share a healthy recipe, and she shared this one, which is daughter Sophia’s favorite. Amy is a wonderful example of trying to stay healthy by eating well and living well. She and Sophia cook this dish together. As Amy exclaims, “Super healthy!”

Sophia’s pasta

Red, yellow and orange bell peppers, roasted in the

oven until skins are blackened 2 tablespoons olive oil 10 oz. baby spinach 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste 1 ⁄4 cup dry white wine 2 cups chicken broth 1 lb. bow-tie pasta 1 ⁄4 cup fresh chopped basil 2 tablespoons olive oil (extra virgin) 1 ⁄4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Rita’s easy couscous

Peel and seed roasted peppers and cut into julienne strips. In a large sauté pan over high heat, warm 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add spinach, 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic, 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste. Sauté spinach until soft, two to three minutes. Transfer to a plate. Reduce heat to medium and add rest of garlic, peppers, wine, broth and rest of salt. Simmer until sauce begins to thicken, eight to 10 minutes. Meanwhile cook pasta until tender to

Bring broth and garlic to a boil. Stir in couscous. Turn off heat, cover and let stand five minutes. Fluff with fork and garnish to taste.

For Mrs. Johnson, who wanted to know how to make it more flavorful. “Just cooking it in water doesn’t do it,” she said.

2 cups broth 1 teaspoon garlic, minced Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup couscous, whole wheat if you can find it Garnish: Shredded Parmesan or feta, chopped tomatoes, green onions


Withamsville reader Amy Nichols and her daughter, Sophia, show off a plate of their favorite pasta dish. bite. Stir basil, spinach and extra virgin olive oil into the roasted pepper sauce. Toss pasta and sauce. Sprinkle with cheese and serve. Serves six. For more awesome health tips from Amy, check out my online column at Just do a search for “Heikenfeld.”

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

If I have leftover greens, I’ll shred them up and add them to the couscous after it’s cooked. They wilt nicely. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

N. Ky. bureau reports visitor spending jumped 7 percent in 2010 Officials at the Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau reported at its Annual Meeting that total economic impact of visitor spending during 2010 in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties was

$280.2 million, up from $262 million in 2009, a 7 percent increase. Hotel demand grew a robust 8.6 percent in 2010 in Northern Kentucky, outpacing demand growth in the U.S., Kentucky, Ohio



and Cincinnati. Hotel occupancy also grew by 4.5 percent in Northern Kentucky despite a 3.9 percent increase in supply as the result of two new hotels opening last year. Northern Kentucky’s hotel supply

increase was almost twice the national average. It was the first time in three years that these key business indicators for Northern Kentucky’s hospitality industry increased. At the meeting, Bureau



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President & CEO Tom Caradonio also noted the success of the “Are You the Next Big Attraction?” program that was introduced in 2010 as a way to obtain sales leads from Northern Kentucky citizens. Sales leads generated by the new promotional program directly resulted in almost $1.7 million in group business bookings last year. The bureau also recognized these individuals, attractions and companies with the following awards: • Star of Tourism Award winners are Executive Transportation and Newport on the Levee. Executive Transportation was honored for its important role of transporting Northern Kentucky visitors in comfort and safety for the past 50 years, as well as having its executive leadership play long-time, active roles on the Bureau’s Board of Directors Newport on the Levee has been the region’s leading entertainment complex since it opened in fall 1999, attracting approximately 3.5 million visitors to Northern Kentucky’s riverfront annually. • Kim Taylor, Associate Director of Enterprise Services at Northern Kentucky University, was inducted into the Bureau’s Champions Club for helping the Bureau book the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers that will meet in 2012 and generate an estimated economic impact of $333,000. • Ron Lovan, President & CEO of the Northern Kentucky Water District (a past Champions Club inductee),

was recognized for helping the Bureau book the Kentucky-Tennessee Water Works Association Conference that will meet this July and will generate an estimated economic impact of $391,000. • Greg Buckler, Campbell County Jailer (a past Champions Club inductee), was recognized for helping the Bureau book the Kentucky Jailers Association Convention that will meet in 2012 and will generate an estimated economic impact of $389,000. Other statistics reported at the meeting included: • The bureau generated a 9.5 percent increase in total room nights booked or consumed in 2010 vs. 2009. The Total Bureau Generated Room Nights increase represented a boost of almost 14,000 hotel guest room nights. • The return on investment for Bureau marketing initiatives in 2010 was $11.93, an increase of 5.8 percent from the prior year. This figure represents economic impact returned to the community in the form of visitor spending for every dollar spent in Bureau marketing efforts. • The total community economic impact as a result of 2010 Bureau efforts was $45.9 million, up from $42.5 million in 2009, an increase of 8 percent. • Individual corporate travelers remained the largest market segment in Northern Kentucky, comprising 42.5 percent, followed by leisure (36 percent), meetings/conventions (19.2 percent), and government (2.3 percent).

MARRIAGE LICENSES LeWanda Spaulding, 36, of Cincinnati and Fernando Laboy III, of Bronx, issued Feb. 14. Indian Barnes, 26, and Deshawn Bingham, 24, both of Cincinnati, issued Feb. 14. Emily Ruschman, 25, of Cincinnati and Philip Weiland, 33, of Fort Campbell, issued Feb. 14. Alicia Lawson, 26 and Randy Brossart, 24, both of Fort Thomas, issued Feb. 14. Tara Woodyard, 24, of Edgewood and Robert Chelelli, 26, of Covington, issued Feb. 14. Lauren Vessalo, 26, and Matthew Schrand, 25, both of Cincinnati,

issued February 15, 2011. Victoria Thompson, 44, of Cincinnati and Ronald Wooding, 40, of Chicago, issued February 16, 2011. Rhonda Deaton, 41, of Cincinnati and David Lovins, 31, of Fort Thomas, issued February 16, 2011. Jodi Trester, 40, and John Stanfield, 39, both of Cincinnati, issued February 16, 2011. Leslie Bishop, 51, of Oklahoma and Charles Ratcliff Jr., 56, of California, February 17, 2011. Stephanie Conrad, 34, of Illinois, and Jason Smith, 36, of Fort Thomas, issued February 17, 2011.




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Theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting

Patrick J. Corrigan, 29, 7105 Liberty Court, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 5400 Alexandria Pike, March 9.

Report of brush fire intentionally set in yard and juvenile later admitted to setting fire with lighter at 5630 East Alexandria Pike, March 14.

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Report of two subjects cited and released after traffic stop search revealed syringes, baggies and razor blades at 5400 Alexandria





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POLICE REPORTS took extra $150 at 4140 Alexandria Pike, March 11.

Incidents/investigations First decree wanton endangerment, second degree criminal trespassing, third degree criminal mischief

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Second degree burglary

Report of window broken out and cash taken at 4304 Alexandria Pike, March 3.

Theft by unlawful taking

Report of game system taken at 1300 Downing St., unit 1, March 3. Report of man and woman asked for change and in process of switch

Report of man caught taking items without paying cited and released at 5400 Alexandria Pike, March 3. Report of man cut open package and took item and was cited and released at 5400 Alexandria Pike, March 17. Report of two women took cosmetics without paying cited and released at 5400 Alexandria Pike, March 17.

Theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting, public intoxication of controlled substance excluding alcohol, possession of marijuana Report of juvenile caught inhaling substance in store found in possession of marijuana cited and

released at 5400 Alexandria Pike, March 15.

Theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting, second degree possession of controlled substance - codeine

Report of woman caught taking clothing and shoes cited and released at 5400 Alexandria Pike, March 9.



Shawn Sprinkle, 44, 28 East Side Park Drive, warrant at Mary Ingles Highway and Anchor Inn, March 31. David Herald, 18, Ripple Creek, reckless driving, possession of marijuana at I-471, March 22. Phillip Sturdivant, 40, 1011 South Fort Thomas Ave., warrant at Madison Avenue, March 19.

George Simons, 23, 121 Covert Run Pike, warrant, DUI at Sweetbriar Avenue, March 18. Bradley David Bardo, 24, 21 Gaddis Drive, menacing, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct at 21 Gaddis, March 20. James Powell Jr., 50, 2240 New Linden Road, DUI at Newport Plaza, March 15. Bobby Long, 31, 474 Wilke Drive, warrant at 700 Alexandria Pike, March 15. James Ryan, 22, 6553 Tall Oaks Drive, DUI at 8 Edgewood Drive, March 18. Jonathan Groneck, 24, 4335 McKee, warrant, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, open alcohol container in a motor vehicle at Mary Ingles Highway and Anchor Inn, March 22.




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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.

Incidents/investigations Theft by unlawful taking

At 132 A North Grand Ave. No. 8, March 20. At 1437 South Fort Thomas Ave., March 19. At 968 Highland Ave., March 17.

Theft by unlawful taking auto

At 100 Alexandria Pike, March 19.

Third degree burglary

At 617 Mary Ingles Highway, March 16.


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Elizabeth Ervin, 91, of Alexandria, died March 19, 2011, at her residence. Her husband, Floyd; son, Roy; and a brother, John, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Joan Pfeffer; sister, Nancy Hallman; brothers, James Russell and Donald Russell; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Interment was at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: ASPCA, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223.

Lionel Daniel Geiman

Lionel Daniel Geiman, 87, of Highland Heights, died March 24, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a retired carpenter. He

Donald Richard Gorman Sr., 79, of Aurora, Ind., died March 24, 2011, at his home. He earned an Army Commendation Medal, Combat Medical Badge, Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal serving in the Korean War. He



Dollie Lorraine Wilson House, 76, of Bellevue, died March 21, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker. A sister, Jeanie Willett, and two brothers, Edgar Wilson and Ray-

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Donald L. Edwards, 78, of New Richmond, Ohio, died March 23, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a bank teller for US Bank in Cincinnati, served in the U.S. Army, received a Purple Heart and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Styer Edwards; sons, Mark Edwards of Dry Ridge, Gregory Edwards of New Richmond, Ohio, and Keith Edwards of Batavia, Ohio; daughters, Donna Spitzer of Laurel, Md., and Leann Hobbs of Fort Thomas; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Burial was in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-North, Williamstown. Memorials: Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, 3200 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45220.

Jack T. Gesser, 90, formerly of Bellevue and Dayton, died March 13, 2011, in Clearwater, Fla. He was an U.S. Army Tech. Sgt. and tail gunner in World War II, earning a Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters. He was a member of York

owned and operated D-G Custom Chrome, was a founding member, chairman and president of the Automotive Body Parts Association and a member of Shield of Faith Pentecostal Church in Newport. Survivors include his wife, Victoria Ann Cooper Gorman; daughter, Janet Lynn Gorman of Nashville, Tenn.; son, Donald Richard Gorman Jr. of Independence; and one grandchild. Entombment was at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Shield of Faith Pentecostal Church, 529 W. 12th. St., Newport, KY 41071.


Jeff Edward Eddins, 72, of Dry Ridge, died March 24, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He worked more than 35 years for Cincinnati Bell, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Knoxville Baptist Church in Dry Ridge, a Kentucky Colonel, farmer and outdoorsman. A brother, David Eddins, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Joan Eddins; daughters, Phylliss Lyn Fryman of Batavia, Ohio, Diane Lee Griffin of Verona, Jennifer Ann Hamilton of Canton, Texas, and Aimee Joan Eddins of Fort Thomas; brother, William Lee Eddins of Independence; sisters, Pat Locke of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Mary Gaines of Dry Ridge; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery, Verona. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203 or Grant County Animal Shelter, 218 Barnes Road, Williamstown, KY 41097.

Jack T. Gesser

Rite Temple Chapter No. 172 in Newport, Henry Barnes Lodge, Grand Lodge of Kentucky F. & A.M. No. 607, Jeffries Council No. 33 in Dayton and Trinity Lutheran and Prince of Peace Lutheran Churches. He worked at National Distillers in Cincinnati for 20 years and retired after 20 years at GTE in Florida. His wife, Doris Ann Lindsey Gesser, and a daughter, Bonnie Jean Gesser, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Connie Gesser Phillips, Karen Gesser and Melissa Gesser; son, Michael Gesser; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials: Hardlife Herald, 385th Bombardment Group, Treasurer Chuck Smith, P.O. Box 329, Alpharetta, GA 30009.

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Jeff Edward Eddins

was a member of the Carpenters Union Local No. 698, Latonia, St. Joseph Church, Seniors and Holy Name Society, Cold Spring, and Fr. DeJaco Knights of Columbus Council No. 5220. Survivors include his wife, Edna Mae Neltner Geiman; daughter, Jean Geiman of Highland Heights; sons, Richard Geiman and Robert Geiman, both of Alexandria, Roger Geiman of Florence and Raymond Geiman of Costa Mesa, Calif.; sister, Frances Kappas of Highland Heights; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Joseph Building Fund, Golden Fund, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076 or in the form of Masses.


Bernice Alma Bosse, 84, of Fort Thomas, died March 21, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a deputy clerk with the Campbell County Valuation Office in Newport, member of St. Thomas Church in Fort Thomas and the St. Thomas Seniors, and past member of St. Thomas PTA and the Kentucky Public Retirees. Her husband, James L. Bosse, and sisters, Mary Jo Rolf and Anna Mae Arbogast-Bratcher, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Donna L. Hoffman of Fort Thomas; son, Timothy Bosse of Kettering, Ohio; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Thomas Church, 26 E. Villa Place, Fort Thomas, KY 41075 or Brighton Center Newport, 741 Central Ave., Newport, KY 41071.


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March 31, 2011

LEGAL NOTICE The Cold Spring Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a public hearing in the Cold Spring City Building at 5694 East Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Kentucky, on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011, at 7:30 PM. The purpose of this public hearing is to hear any interested party who wishes to speak or present any pertinent information relative to the following described item(s): APPLICANT: Atlantic Sign Company per Jesse Cassedy on behalf of Rookwood Properties LOCATION: an approximate 1acre area located on the north and west sides of Plaza Drive, approximately 550 feet west of its intersection with Alexandria Pike REQUEST : to review a proposed amended Stage II Development Plan for signage and three variance requests for the NC (Neighborhood Commercial) and HC (Highway Commercial) zones; the applicant seeks to install a 90 square foot Class 7 ground sign where 60 square feet is the maximum permitted and to exceed the maximum height of ten feet with a sign 20 feet tall (this new sign would be installed where the existing pole sign is located); additionally, the applicant seeks to install a 42 square foot Class 8 ground sign where 25 square feet is the maximum permitted (this new sign would be installed at the main entrance to the site) Information about this proposal 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 planning commission 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 Andrew M. Videkovich, AICP NKAPC Senior Planner


Section 00020 INVITATION TO BID Date: March, 2011 PROJECT: Pump Services June 1, 2011 through May 31, 2012 SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 700 Alexandria Pike Fort Thomas, Kentucky, 41075 UNTIL:

Date: April 19, 2011 Time:10:00 AM (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 Work is generally described Furnishing of technical servas follows: ices for the temporary removal, inspection, report, and reinstallation of selected water pumping units, on a as needed basis for the duration of June 1, 2011 through May 31, 2012, at the Owner’s facilities in Kenton and Campbell Counties, Kentucky. The scope of work shall include providing all facilities, equipment, materials, and labor as required to perform the services as specified, and preparing a written report summarizing the results of the inspections and costs for repairs. The period of service will be for June 1, 2011 through May 31, 2012 with the District’s option to extend the contract for up to two additional one year terms. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office of : Joan Verax Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 700 Alexandria Pike Fort Thomas, Kentucky, 41075 859-441-0482 Bids will be received on a lump sum basis as described in the Contract Documents. Contractor and all Subcontractors will be required to conform to the labor standards set forth in the Contract Documents. This project does not fall under the provisions of KRS 337.505 to 337.550 for prevailing wage rates. Evaluation of Bids and the awarding of a final contract are subject to the reciprocal preference for Kentucky resident bidders pursuant to KRS 45A490 to 45A.494 and (KAR 200 5:400). 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 apparent qualified Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 90 days after the day of bid opening or for such longer period of time to which a Bidder may agree in writing upon request of the Owner. If a Contract is to be awarded, the Owner will give the successful Bidder a Notice of Award during the period of time during which the successful Bidder’s bid remains subject to acceptance. Richard Harrison, Vice President of Engineering, Water Quality, & Production Northern Kentucky Water District 1001628981 DFL CRBGO2X4D

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mond Wilson, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Donald S. House; daughters, Tana Loveless of Edgewood, Lana Vaughan of Covington, Marya Stadler of Bridgetown, Ohio, and Traci Wheatley of West Chester, Ohio; sister, Kathryn Eggers of Pleasant Ridge, Ohio; brothers, David Wilson of Norfolk, Va., and Wayne Wilson of Reading, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Sue Johnson-Quitter, 63, of Southgate, died March 19, 2011, at her residence. She worked for the I.R.S. and loved spending time with family and friends at their family farm and river camp. Her husband, Richard A. Quitter, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Michael Johnson of Cape Coral, Fla., Brian Matthew Johnson of Indianapolis, Ind., and Christopher Scott Johnson of Anderson, Ind.; stepdaughters, Vicky Mounce of

Section 00020 INVITATION TO BID Date: March 31, 2011 PROJECT: Taylor Mill Treatment Plant Roofing Improvements ORDINANCE NO. O-5-2011 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A LEASE FOR THE FINANCING OF A PROJECT; PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT AND SECURITY OF THE LEASE; CREATING A SINKING FUND; AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF VARIOUS DOCUMENTS RELATED TO SUCH LEASE WHEREAS , the Board of Council of the City of Fort Thomas, Ken tucky (the "Lessee") has the power, pursuant to Section 65.940 et seq. of the Kentucky Revised Statutes to enter into lease agreements with or without the option to purchase in order to provide for the use of the property for public purposes; and WHEREAS, the Board of Council of the Lessee (the "Governing Body") has previously determined, and hereby further determines, that the Lessee is in need of the Project, as defined in the Lease hereinafter described; and WHEREAS, the Board of Council has determined and hereby determines that it is in the best interests of the Lessee that the Lessee and the Kentucky Bond Corporation (the "Lessor") enter into a Lease Agreement (the "Lease") for the leasing by the Lessee from the Lessor of the Project; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF FORT THOMAS, KENTUCKY, AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Recitals and Authorization. The Lessee hereby approves the Lease Agreement (the "Lease"), in substantially the form presented to this Governing Body. The recitals to this Ordinance are incorporated herein as if set forth in this Section in their entirety and are hereby found and determined to be true and correct. It is further found and determined that the Project identified in the Lease is public property to be used for public purposes, that it is necessary and desirable and in the best interests of the Lessee to enter into the Lease for the purposes therein specified, and the execution and delivery of the Lease and all representations, certifications and other matters contained in the closing memorandum with respect to the Lease, or as may be required by the Lessor prior to delivery of the Lease, are hereby approved, ratified and confirmed. The Mayor and City Clerk of the Lessee are hereby authorized to execute the Lease, together with such other agreements or certifications which may be necessary to accomplish the transaction contemplated by the Lease. Section 2. General Obligation Pledge. Pursuant to the Constitution of the Commonwealth and Chapter 66 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, as amended (the "General Obligation Statutes"), the obligation of the Lessee created by the Lease shall be a full general obligation of the Lessee and, for the prompt payment of the Lease Payments, the full faith, credit and revenue of the Lessee are hereby pledged. During the period the Lease is outstanding, there shall be and there hereby is levied on all the taxable property in the Lessee, in addition to all other taxes, without limitation as to rate, a direct tax annually in an amount sufficient to pay the Lease Payments on the Lease when and as due, it being hereby found and determined that current tax rates are within all applicable limitations. Said tax shall be and is hereby ordered computed, certified, levied and extended upon the tax duplicate and collected by the same officers in the same manner and at the same time that taxes for general purposes for each of said years are certified, extended and collected. Said tax shall be placed before and in preference to all other items and for the full amount thereof; provided, however, that in each year to the extent that the other taxes of the Lessee are available for the payment of the Lease Payments and are appropriated for such purpose, the amount of such direct tax upon all of the taxable property in the Lessee shall be reduced by the amount of such other taxes so available and appropriated. There is hereby established, or it is acknowledged that there has heretofore been established, with the Lessee a sinking fund (the "Sinking Fund"). The funds derived from said tax levy hereby required or other available taxes shall be placed in the Sinking Fund and, together with interest collected on the same, are irrevocably pledged for the payment of all obligations issued under the General Obligation Statutes and all Tax Supported Leases, as defined in the General Obligation Statutes, including the Lease herein authorized, when and as the same fall due. Amounts shall be transferred from the Sinking Fund to the Lessor at the times and in the amounts required by the Lease. Section 3. Severability. If any Section, paragraph or provision of this Ordinance shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the invalidity or unenforceability of such Section, paragraph or provision shall not affect any of the remaining provisions of this Ordinance. Section 4. Open Meetings Law. This Governing Body hereby finds and determines that all formal actions relative to the adoption of this Ordinance were taken in an open meeting of this Governing Body, and that all deliberations of this Governing Body and of its committees, if any, which resulted in formal action, were in meetings open to the public, in full compliance with applicable legal requirements. Section 5. Conflicts. All ordinances, resolutions, orders or parts thereof in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed and the provisions of this Ordinance shall prevail and be given effect. Section 6. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage and publication of a summary thereof, as provided by law. INTRODUCED, SECONDED AND ADOPTED, at a duly convened meeting of the Governing Body, held on March 21, 2011, after first reading held on March 7, 2011, signed by the Mayor of the Lessee, attested by the City Clerk, filed and indexed as provided by law. By: Mary H. Brown, Mayor Attest: By: Melissa Kelly, City Clerk 1001629461

SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road P.O. Box 18640 Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 UNTIL: Date: April 20, 2011 Time: 2:00 p.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 Work is generally described as follows: Improvements for a new roof on the Residuals Building at the Taylor Mill Treatment Plant includes removing the existing roofing materials and installing approximately 1944 SF of a modified bitumen roofing system. All Bids must be in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and Contract Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District, 2835 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, Kentucky, 41018. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Owner at the address indicated herein or by contacting Denise Manning at (859) 426-2718. There is no charge for these documents. Charges for Bidding Documents and mailing and handling, if applicable, will not be refunded. A non-mandatory prebid conference will be held for prospective Bidders on April 12, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.. at the Taylor Mill Treatment Plant located at 608 Grand Avenue, Taylor Mill, Kentucky, 41015. On request 72 hours in advance, Owner will provide each Bidder access to the site to conduct such investigations and tests as each Bidder deems necessary for submission of a Bid. Arrangements for site visits shall be made by calling Kevin Owen, with the Northern Kentucky Water District at (859) 547-3277. Bids will be received on a unit price and/or lump sum basis as described in the Contract Documents. Bid security, in the form of a certified check or a Bid Bond (insuring/bonding company shall be rated “A” by AM Best) in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the maximum total bid price, must accompany each Bid. The Successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Construction Payment Bond and a Construction Performance Bond (insuring/bonding company shall be rated “A” by AM Best) as security for the faithful performance of the contract and the payment of all bills and obligations arising from the performance of the Contract. Contractor and all Subcontractors will be required to conform to the labor standards set forth in the Contract Documents. This project does not fall under the provisions of KRS 337.505 to 337.550 for prevailing wage rates. Evaluation of Bids and the awarding of a final contract are subject to the reciprocal preference for Kentucky resident bidders pursuant to KRS 45A.490 to 45A.494 and (KAR 200 5:400). 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 apparent qualified Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 90 days after the day of bid opening or for such longer period of time to which a Bidder may agree in writing upon request of the Owner. If a Contract is to be awarded, the Owner will give the successful Bidder a Notice of Award during the period of time during which the successful Bidder’s bid remains subject to acceptance. Richard Harrison, Vice President of Engineering, Water Quality, & Production Northern Kentucky Water District 1001629699

Highland Heights, Tina Pelle of Southgate, Kelly Buys of Florence and Shannon Schrode of Newport; sisters, Nina Bonham of Reelsville, Ind., and Anita Rhodes of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother, David Roembke of Franklin, Ind.; and eight grandchildren. Entombment was in St. Stephen Cemetery Mausoleum, Fort Thomas.

Richard W. Krechting

Richard W. Krechting, 82, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Newport, died March 17, 2011, at Glencroft Care Center in Glendale, Ariz. He was retired from Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company and served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Emeline; daughter, Kathy of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister, Carolyn Freudenberg of Newport; grandchildren, Jami and Jeremy, both of Phoenix, Ariz., and Garry Strange of Florence; and great-grandchildren, Jacob Richard Adson and Michael Garrett Strange of Florence. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Hospice of the Valley, Fund Development, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.

Anthony Lambdin

Anthony “Wayne” Lambdin, 51, of Hebron, died March 21, 2011, at his home. He was carpenter and enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing and hunting. His son, Troy Lambdin, and father, Leo Lambdin, died previously. Survivors include his fiancé, Bev Everett of Hebron; son, Travis Lambdin of Lawrenceburg; stepson, James Everett of Alexandria; mother, Gladys Brown Lambdin of Brookville, Ind.; and sisters, Peggy Johnson of Connorsville, Ind., and Tenia McIntyre of Brookville, Ind. Interment was at Sims-Brier Cemetery, Brookville, Ind.

Robert G. Schomaker

Robert G. Schomaker, 93, of Newport, died March 24, 2011, at Carmel Manor in Fort Thomas. He worked as City clerk purchasing agent for Newport for 20 years, served as deputy sheriff under Bernard Sandfoss and John Dunn and was made a Kentucky Colonel by Gov. Bert Combs. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps World War II veteran and a member of St. Therese Church and Holy Name Society, John R. Little Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3186, Southgate, and Msgr. Lehr Council of Knights of Columbus, Southgate. A son, Bruce Schomaker, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Harriett Kaiser Schomaker; daughter, Marlene Grant of Southgate; sons, Roger Schomaker of Highland Heights and Jim Schomaker of Worthington, Ohio; sister, Rosemary Schomaker of Newport; brother, Albert Schomaker of Newport; and three grandchildren. Entombment was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Therese Church, 11 Temple Place, Southgate, KY 41071.

Gary Tyler Turner

Gary Tyler Turner, 30, of Erlanger, died March 26, 2011. He was an oven worker for Givaudan. Survivors include his son, Carson Turner of Florence; parents, Gary and Carol Turner of Newport; brother, Jeramey Hans Turner of Newport; sister, Tara Sue Turner of Newport; maternal grandparents, Hans and Oda Schuchhardt; and paternal grandmother, Dorothy Turner. Burial was in the family cemetery.

Prayer service for troops overseas A non-denominational prayer service for men and women serving overseas will be 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the Trucker’s Chapel at Travel Centers of America, 7777 Burlington Pike in Florence. Service is held the first Thursday of every month to pray for people from the Greater Cincinnati stationed overseas. For more information or to add a name to the prayer list, call Bobby Vallandingham at 859-462-4652 or email b_vallandingham@


Teens to be honored by YMCA Cold Spring resident Claire Reinert and Fort Thomas resident Brittany Gilb are among 40 teens being honored April 11 by the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati as one of 40 YMCA Character Award recipients. With youth development being one of the YMCA’s core focus areas, the YMCA Character Awards are an opportunity to celebrate young people who exemplify the Y’s core values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility. The YMCA Character Awards Event will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, April 11, at the School for the Creative & Performing Arts. As a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society at Notre Dame Academy who competed in an international science competition, it is obvious Reinert takes her studies very seriously. However,

Reinert Gilb her character is about so much more. She has said she wants most to be known for being someone who inspires and brings joy to others. Her discipline is how she manages a busy schedule that includes dancing, junior varsity golf, involvement at church, and many hours of community service. Reinert is a member of her school’s L.I.F.E. Club that promotes quality of life and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Regional Youth Leadership. She also gives her time to the Welcome House, St. Charles Nursing Home, and an urban afterschool program. In recognition of her leadership, volunteerism and high GPA, she was nominated for the Governor’s Scholarship Program. A student at Highland Heights High School, Gilb says “smiling is essential,” and she is determined to make it her responsibility to spread positivity to anyone she encounters – whether that is peers she tutors or passes in the hallways, her ski students at Perfect North Slopes, young dancers she leads in clinics, or other young people she shares her summers with at YMCA Camp Ernst. That bright



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attitude has contributed to her being a strong leader selected to participate in the prestigious Hugh O’Bryan Youth Leadership Program and ACCLAIM (A Campbell County Leadership Action In Motion). With so many extra-curricular activities it amazing that Brittany not only manages her time with academics, but excels at it. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the National English Honor Society and the National Math Honor Society. Tickets for the YMCA Character Awards Event are $25 per adult and $10 per youth; and can be purchased by calling 513-9613200. Honoree bios can be found at

• Volunteers needed for A National Treasure, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Newport. Call 859-431-6216. Ushering, taking tickets, program distribution, operating a small concession stand. • Easy cooking coordinator or instructor for Mercy Maternity Home, Erlanger. Call 859371-1888. Schedule/arrange cooking nights for pregnant young women to overcome fears of cooking and meal preparation and learn how to cook easy, inexpensive, realistic, healthy meals for one or two people. • Child advocate for Boone County CASA, Burlington. Call 859-586-1222. Advocate for children who are in family court due to abuse and neglect. Speak with the child and anyone involved in the child's life in order to

make recommendations to the court regarding what is in the child's best interest. • Alert Day volunteers for the American Diabetes Association Greater Cincinnati. Call Nicole Andre at 513-759-9330 or email Help raise awareness about diabetes and the STOP Diabetes Movement 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. March 22, on Fountain Square.

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• Plastic eggs for Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200 or email • Silent auction items for New Perceptions Inc. Call, 859-344-9322 or email • Construction, plumbing, electrical or appliances for TriState Habitat for Humanity. Call 513-893-1102 or email

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of the governmental activities, each major fund, and the aggregate remaining fund information of City of Wilder, Kentucky, as of and for the year ended June 30, 2010, which collectively comprise the City's basic financial statements as listed in the table of contents. These financial statements are the responsibility of City of Wilder, Kentucky, management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

PROJECT: 2011 HVAC Preventive Maintenance

We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America and the standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 700 Alexandria Pike Ft. Thomas Kentucky, 41075 UNTIL: Date:April 22, 2011 Time:10:00 AM (Local Time)

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the governmental activities, each major fund, and the aggregate remaining fund information of the City of Wilder, Kentucky, as of June 30, 2010, and the respective changes in financial position, thereof for the year then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud.

The management's discussion and analysis on pages 2 thru 9 are not a required part of the basic financial statements but are supplementary information required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. We have applied certain limited procedures, which consisted principally of inquiries of management regarding the methods of measurement and presentation of the supplementary information. However, we did not audit the information and express no opinion on it.

The proposed Work is generally described as follows: Perform Preventive Maintenance four (4) times a year including shutdown and start-up of all seasonal units and if needed Corrective Maintenance on all HVAC equipment at the 3 Treatment Plants and the Central Facility (main office).

In accordance with Government Auditing Standards, we have also issued a report dated December 21,2010 on our consideration of the City's internal control over financial reporting and our tests of its compliance with certain provisions of laws, regulations, contracts and grants. That report is an integral part of an audit performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and should be read in conjunction with this report in considering the results of our audit.

The period of service will be for June 1, 2011 through May 31, 2012

J. Dennis Fossett CPA December 21, 2010

Mandatory Facilities Tour: A mandatory tour of all facilities is scheduled for April 12th at 9am (local time). The tour will begin at the Ft. Thomas Treatment Plant 700 Alexandria Pike, Ft. Thomas Ky. 41075. The facilities tour will enable all interested contractors the ability to view the equipment on-site. Bidders must be present at Pre-bid meeting to bid work.


Frederick's Landing

Total Governmental Funds


Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Water Treatment Plant at: 700 Alexandria Pike, Ft. Thomas, Kentucky 41075 by contacting Ms. Joan Verax, Operations Assistant, at (859)4410482 ext 3258 or email at



Licenses and Permits Intergovernmental

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Total Revenues








Bids will be received on a unit price lump sum basis and hourly rate for extra work as described in the Contract Documents.


Contractor and all Subcontractors will be required to conform to the labor standards set forth in the Contract Documents. This project does not fall under the provisions of KRS 337.505 to 337.550 for prevailing wage rates. Evaluation of Bids and the awarding of a final contract are subject to the reciprocal preference for Kentucky resident bidders pursuant to KRS 45A490 to 45A.494 and (KAR 200 5:400).

General Government

















Public Works











Recreation Debt Service: Principal












Capital Outlay

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 apparent qualified Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner.

Total Expenditures
















Excess (Deficiency) of Revenues Over (Under) Expenditures Other Financing Sources (Uses) Transfers In

Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid.











Total Other Financing Sources (Uses)






Net Change in Fund Balances






Fund Balances - Beginning






Transfers Out

Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 45 days after the day of bid opening or for such longer period of time to which a Bidder may agree in writing upon request of the Owner. If a Contract is to be awarded, the Owner will give the successful Bidder a Notice of Award during the period of time during which the successful Bidder’s bid remains subject to acceptance. Richard Harrison, Vice President of Engineering, Water Quality, & Production Northern Kentucky Water District 1001629164

Municipal Aid Fund

General Fund


NOTICE TO BID The Campbell County Fiscal Court will accept sealed bids for the purpose of revarious surfacing county roads. Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 A.M. prevailing time on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, and opened publicly at that time at the Campbell County Administration Building, 1098 Monmouth Street, Conference Room 137, Newport, KY 41071. To obtain a bid packet contact Diane Bertke, County Treasurer at 859547-1825 or visit the County web-site . For particulars and/or specifications, contact Ken Schultz, Road Director at 859-635-9100. Firm pricing is required for all bids. preferReciprocal Kentucky for ence resident bidders as KRS in described 45A.490-494 shall be accordin applied ance with 200 KAR 5:400. Campbell County Fiscal Court reserves the right to reject any and all bids. By: Diane E. Bertke 1001629562 PUBLIC NOTICE SEALED BID The Campbell County Fiscal Court will accept sealed bids for the purchase and installation of a Turnkey Warning Siren System. Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 A.M, prevailing time on Friday, April 15, and opened publicly at that time at the Campbell County Administration Building, Monmouth 1098 Conference Street, Room 137, Newport, KY 41071. To obtain a bid packet contact Ron Schneider at rschneider@campbel or visit the County web-site Firm pricing is required for all bids. Reciprocal preference for Kenbidresident tucky ders as described in KRS 45A.490-494 shall be applied in accordance with 200 KAR 5:400. Campbell County Fiscal Court reserves the right to reject any and all bids. 1001629925


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INVITATION TO BID March 31, 2011 PROJECT: Asphalt Restoration for the District’s Service Area SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road P.O. Box 18640 Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 UNTIL:

Date: April 14, 2011 Time: 10:00 a.m., local time

At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed work is generally described as follows: Restoration of asphalt surfaces in the District’s service area in accordance with specifications prepared by the Northern Kentucky Water District. Bids are to cover the estimated quantities of asphalt restoration for a one year period. The estimated quantities are not guaranteed and payment to the Successful Bidder shall be based on the actual quantities of work actually requested by the District and successfully completed. The bid prices shall remain in effect for the full term of the contract, regardless of the quantity of work. The contract will be in effect during the period starting when the successful Bidder gets the Notice to Proceed and ending on May 1, 2012. All Bids must be in accordance with the Bidding Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District, 2835 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, Kentucky. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office at the address indicated herein by contacting Denise Manning at (859) 426-2718. There is no charge for these documents. Bids will be received on a unit price basis as described in the Contract 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. Evaluation of Bids and the awarding of a final contract are subject to the reciprocal preference for Kentucky resident bidders pursuant to KRS 45A.490 to 45A.494 and (KAR 200 5:400) Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 60 days after the day of bid opening. Richard Harrison, V.P. Engineering and Water Quality & Plant Production Northern Kentucky Water District 1001629569 Legal Notice Alexandria Fire District will hold the election for fire department representative on the Fire District Board on Saturday, June 25, 2011. The election will begin at 11:00AM and end at 2:00PM. The election will be held at the Alexandria Fire District Station, 7951 Alexandria Pike,, Alexandria Kentucky 41001. Only members in good standing of the Alexandria Fire District Fire Department qualify to run for this position. Anyone interested in running must submit their resume in accordance with the Alexandria Fire District Bylaws to the Board, 7951 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, Kentucky 41001. This election is for a 4-year term, which will expire June 30, 2015. BOARD OF TRUSTEES ALEXANDRIA FIRE DISTRICT 7951 Alexandria Pike Alexandria Kentucky 41001 1001629693 Request for Proposals (RFP) For Design And Construction Management Services Campbell County Fiscal Court seeks proposals from firm capable of providing design and construction management services for a building addition to the Campbell County Animal Shelter located at 1898 Poplar Ridge Road. The total budget for construction of the addition is $160,200, including design and construction management fees. The building addition will be a onestory structure on a concrete slab. It will include a restroom, exam room with sink, cabinets, and table; a storage room; and kennel spaces. The selected firm will produce construction plans, secure bids for construction, and supervise construction of the facility. Information on required contents of proposals can be found on the County webor site at www.campbellcounty/ by requesting the information via email from Robert Horine, County Administra tor, at Submittals will be received until 4:00pm on Thursday, April 21, 2011. 1001629696


Certified Public Accountants and Consultants

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT, KENTUCKY AMENDING SECTIONS 99.06(A) AND (B) OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES CONCERNING RENTAL DWELLING LICENSE FEES. ________________________________ BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF NEWPORT, KENTUCKY SECTION I That Sections 99.06(A) and (B) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Newport, Kentucky shall be and are hereby amended to read, as follows:

Stephen R. Allen, CPA/PFS Dennis H. England, CPA Michael D. Foley, CPA Lyman Hager,Jr., CPA Jerry W. Hensley, CPA J. Carroll Luby, CPA

To the Mayor and City Council City of Southgate

We have audited the financial statements of the governmental activities and the aggregate remaining fund information of the City of Southgate (the “City”) for the year ended June 30, 2010. Professional standards require that we provide you with information about our responsibilities under generally accepted auditing standards (and, if applicable, Government Auditing Standards and OMB Circular A-133), as well as certain information related to the planned scope and timing of our audit. We have communicated such information in our letter to you dated April 23, 2010. Professional standards also require that we communicate to you the following information related to our audit. Qualitative Aspects of Accounting Practices

§ 99.06 FEES.

Management is responsible for the selection and use of appropriate accounting policies. The significant accounting policies used by the City of Southgate are described in Note 1 to the financial statements. No new accounting policies were adopted and the application of existing policies was not changed during the year ended June 30, 2010. We noted no transactions entered into by the governmental unit during the year for which there is a lack of authoritative guidance or consensus. All significant transactions have been recognized in the financial statements in the proper period.

(A) The annual rental dwelling license fee required for each rental dwelling until shall be $40 $80.00 for fiscal year 2010-2011 and shall increase by $5.00 every second fiscal year thereafter.

Accounting estimates are an integral part of the financial statements prepared by management and are based on management's knowledge and experience about past and current events and assumptions about future events. Certain accounting estimates are particularly sensitive because of their significance to the financial statements and because of the possibility that future events affecting them may differ significantly from those expected. The most sensitive estimate affecting the City's financial statements was:


(B) The maximum annual amount payable by an individual, partnership or corporation hereunder shall not exceed $10,000.00 per license period $12,500.00 for fiscal year 2010-2011 and_shall increase by $500.00 every second fiscal year thereafter. The City shall provide information regarding any new annual rental dwelling license fee and any new maximum annual amount payable contemporaneous with the renewal forms when they are mailed out prior to the commencement of each requisite fiscal year. SECTION II That this Ordinance shall be signed by the Mayor and attested to by the City Clerk, recorded, published in full and be effective upon publication. PASSED: First reading


PASSED: Second reading


Corrected and Uncorrected Misstatements Professional standards require us to accumulate all known and likely misstatements identified during the audit, other than those that are trivial, and communicate them to the appropriate level of management. Management has corrected all such misstatements. Disagreements with Management For purposes of this letter, professional standards define a disagreement with management as a financial accounting, reporting, or auditing matter, whether or not resolved to our satisfaction, that could be significant to the financial statements or the auditor's report. We are pleased to report that no such disagreements arose during the course of our audit. Management Representations We have requested certain representations from management that are included in the management representation letter dated December 1, 2010.

Items Discussed Prior to Retention of Independent Auditors We generally discuss a variety of matters, including the application of accounting principles and auditing standards, with management each year prior to retention as the governmental unit's auditors. However, these discussions occurred in the normal course of our professional relationship and our responses were not a condition to our retention.


PUBLISHED: In full in the Campbell County Recorder the 30th day of March, 2011.

Difficulties Encountered in Performing the Audit We encountered no significant difficulties in dealing with management in performing and completing our audit.

In some cases, management may decide to consult with other accountants about auditing and accounting matters, similar to obtaining a "second opinion" on certain situations. If a consultation involves application of an accounting principle to the governmental unit's financial statements or a determination of the type of auditor's opinion that may be expressed on those statements, our professional standards require the consulting accountant to check with us to determine that the consultant has all the relevant facts. To our knowledge, there were no such consultations with other accountants.

________________________ MAYOR JERRY R. PELUSO

_________________________ Q. EVONE BRADLEY, CKMC CITY CLERK

Management's estimate of the depreciation expense is based on the cost of a capital asset divided by the useful life of the capital assets, using a straight line method. We evaluated the key factors and assumptions used to develop the depreciation expense in determining that it is reasonable in relation to the financial statements taken as a whole.

Management Consultations with other Independent Accountants

Other Matters CE-1001628733-01


INVITATION TO BIDDERS LEGAL NOTICE SEALED PROPOSALS will be received by the City of Newport, Kentucky, in the Office of the City Clerk located at 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky, 41071, until two o’clock (2:00) p.m., on Wednesday April 20, 2011 and then publicly opened and read aloud in the MultiPurpose Room, 1st Floor of the Newport Municipal Building for the:

This information is intended solely for the use of management, those charged with governance, and others within the organization, and is not intended to be and should not be used by anyone other than these specified parties.

Ray, Foley, Hensley, & Company, PLLC December 1, 2010 A complete copy of the City of Southgate, KY audit report, including financial statements and supplemental information, is on file at the Southgate City Office located at 122 Electric Avenue, Southgate, KY and is available for public inspection from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays. Any citizen of Southgate may obtain a copy of the complete audit report, including financial statements and supplemental information for their personal use. Requests will be charged a fee for duplication costs not to exceed twenty-five cents ($.25) per page. Any member of the public may secure a copy, at cost, of the financial statement prepared in accordance with KRS 424.220 at the business address of the officer responsible for preparation of the statement. CITY OF SOUTHGATE, KENTUCKY STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES for the year ended June 30, 2010 Net (Expense) Revenue and Changes in Net Assets

"Annual Supplies 2011" Copies of the Specification Documents may be obtained or examined in the Office of the City Clerk, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071. Pursuant to specifications on file in the Office of the City Clerk of the City of Newport two copies of proposals are to be submitted in a sealed envelope labeled as follows: "Annual Supplies 2011" Successful vendor must be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, which prohibits discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, handicap, political affiliation or beliefs. The City of Newport is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. In addition, the successful vendor must obtain an Occupational License from the City Finance and Administration Department prior to commencing work.

Program Revenues Charges Operating Capital 2010 2009 Functions/Programs for Grants and Grants and Primary Primary government Expenses Services Contributions Contributions Government Totals Governmental activities Administration $ 259,670 $ - $ - $ - $ (259,670) $ (213,891) Police 649,828 11,237 (638,591) (608,165) Street 233,369 66,648 222,125 55,404 (168,560) Sewer 24,275 3,372 100,000 79,097 37,601 Waste disposal 193,458 191,556 (1,902) (2,415) Fire 254,736 (254,736) (265,938) Community center 124,488 60,281 (64,207) (52,458) Parks 61,350 3,000 (58,350) (53,304) Garage 122,263 (122,263) (114,502) Interest on long-term debt 72,429 (72,429) (22,861) Total governmental activities 1,995,866 255,209 77,885 325,125 (1,337,647) (1,464,493) Total primary government

The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposal and to waive any informalities or irregularities in the proposals received. Any and all questions dealing with this proposal should be reduced to writing and faxed to Evone Bradley, City Clerk at (859) 292-3669 or emailed to

Transfer of police equipment

787,399 44,125 96,405 317,307

733,943 43,061 288,196

78,080 256,205 53,023 4,125 10,399 40,060

77,638 239,712 49,745 4,125 1,778 68,337




11,011 (101,343) -

Change in Net Assets



Net assets-beginning



$ 2,207,171


The accompanying notes are an integral part of the financial statements. CE-1001629352-01




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Transfer of storm water drainage system

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Sale of assets, net of cost

Published on March 31, 2011 1001629116

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Total general revenues

CITY OF NEWPORT, KENTUCKY Q. Evone Bradley, City Clerk



General revenues Taxes Property taxes, levied for general purposes Motor vehicle tax Fire tax Payroll tax License fees Franchise Insurance premiums Occupational Other licenses Investment earnings Miscellaneous

The City of Newport will award the contract to the lowest responsible vendor based upon the Owner’s opinion.

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