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CrossFit comes to Fort Thomas By Amanda Joering

FORT THOMAS — A group of local friends are bringing their passion, and what brought the six of them together in the first place, to Campbell County. Kim and John Luber of Villa Hills, Toni and Jeff Baker of Independence, Lucas Vega of Florence and Marcus Repp of Edgewood are opening the county’s first CrossFit gym, known as a box, to Fort Thomas in April. Kim Luber said the group became friends when they started working out together at Cross-

Fit Northern Kentucky in Florence a couple years ago. After seeing the results CrossFit gave them and the friendships the exercise program helped them form, Luber said the group decided to open an affiliate in Campbell County called CrossFit SOTO (South of the Ohio). “There isn’t any CrossFit places in Campbell County, so we wanted to share this with people in this area,” Luber said. “We love the place we found in Fort Thomas and its proximity to the interstate.” Luber said CrossFit is a fitness program that consists of

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constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movements, including some gymnastics and power lifting moves. Using a range of exercises and moves, CrossFit offers something different during every work out, Luber said, and is suitable for every fitness level. “That is one of the beauties of CrossFit, it’s scalable for everyone,” Luber said. “No matter what someone’s fitness or experience level is, we can make it work for them.” With the exercise used in CrossFit, Luber said results are easily tracked, and it helps people identify their own personal

strengths and weaknesses. “Everyone in our group has tried other things to get in shape, but this really works and you really get results,” Luber said. “CrossFit really challenges you and makes you want to try harder.” Toni Baker said besides the great results she’s seen from CrossFit, she likes the community aspect the program offers. “The community aspect is the thing I love the most,” Baker said. “I’ve made some of the best friends through CrossFit, and we all work together to keep each other going.” Luber said they often say

that CrossFit is the only sport where the person who finishes last gets the most cheers. The group hopes to open CrossFit SOTO in the next week or two at 640A Alexandria Pike. The location will offers classes from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. to fit different schedules. There are several membership options, with a month-tomonth option available. Free classes are also available for those who want to try out CrossFit before joining. For more information visit or find CrossFit SOTO on Facebook.


By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA — Cancer is a word that gets people walking in Campbell County with two different Relay for Life events annually. The fundraising and organizing season for the Campbell County Relay for Life summer event in Alexandria and Northern Kentucky University’s Relay for Life fall event both started the week of March 2529. Campbell County Relay for Life will be at Campbell County Middle School in Alexandria Friday, June 21, and the NKU Relay for Life will be on the Griffin Hall lawn on the Highland Heights campus Friday, Oct. 18. After four years of having the Campbell County Relay in Newport, the event is being moved back to Bob Miller Stadium in Alexandria, said organizer Mareka Mason-Miller of Alexandria. The idea was to generate more support for Relay for Life from northern Campbell County, Mason-Miller said. “It was great the first couple of years, but we realized it was southern Campbell County that was supporting it,” she said. More teams of people are needed to walk June 21, with 16 teams registered so far, Mar-

Northern Kentucky University students Janiqua (cq) Burgess (left) and Martin Barker exchange a high-five after placing a purple duck, representing a $1 donation to the American Cancer, in a pool outside the student union. They were soliciting donations and registering people for the Cancer Society's Relay for Life, which is held in October. At right is NKU student Laura Cloud, also a volunteer at the event. THE ENQUIRER/PATRICK REDDY

eka-Mason said. As many as 34 teams participated as recently as 2011, she said. Campbell County’s Relay for Life allows people to walk for a while and talk and support See RELAY, Page A2


Fort Thomas residents Lily Clarke (left) and Mae Schipp look for eggs during Fort Thomas's egg hunt Saturday, March 30, in Tower Park. AMANDA JOERING/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Day in the Park event April 27 By Amanda Joering

FORT THOMAS — In celebration of Arbor Day and to spread the word about the nature activities Fort Thomas has to offer, the Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy is holding A Day in the Park event. The day-long event, held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Arbor Day, Saturday, April 27, in Tower Park, offers a variety of activities and hikes to appeal to

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people of all ages and interests, said organizer Trisha Schroeder. “What better way to celebrate trees then having a day that highlights the forest and helps people to enjoy and protect them,” Schroeder said. “I think the diverse range of topics we have should appeal to almost anyone in Fort Thomas.” The day’s activities include a bird hike, wildflower hike, native plants presentation, wildlife of Kentucky presenta-

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tion and history hike. During the Forest Treasure Quest, families can earn prizes for completing quests throughout the park. One of the main reasons for having the event, Schroeder said, is to inform people about the stream restoration project currently going on in Tower Park. The project, which includes fill removal, stream restoraSee PARK, Page A2 Vol. 13 No. 45 © 2013 The Community Recorder ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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tion, planting of native vegetation and eradication of non-native, invasive plant species, is meant to improve the area’s habitat and water quality and mitigate landslides. As part of the event, Scott Fennell from Northern Kentucky University’s Applied Ecology department, the group that is completing the project, will be hosting a question and answer session.

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Forest Treasure Quest for Families: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bird Hike: 9 a.m. Wildflower Hike: 10 a.m. Become a Trail Builder Talk and Project: 10:30 a.m. Insect Mayhem: 11:30 a.m. Stream Restoration Project Q&A Hike: 12:30 p.m. Wildlife of Kentucky: 1 p.m. Native Plants for your Garden: 2 p.m. History Hike: 3 p.m. Intro to Tree Climbing: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For those interested in trail building, local trail builder Mike Lehrter will be doing a presentation about how to build trails and will even be helping participants build a small section of trail in Tower Park. Insect Mayhem, one of the activities geared to-

wards children, will offer participants a chance to learn about and identify local insects, and well as have an insect taste test, Schroeder said. For those looking to get even more active, EarthJOY will be on hand offering $5 intro to tree climbing sessions.



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one-another while visiting food and game booths, Mareka Miller said. “We don’t treat our relay like a walk-a-thon,” she said. St. Elizabeth Healthcare and the Kentucky Farm Bureau are both major sponsors of the event, but more sponsors are needed, Mareka-Miller said. Sponsor donations can come in any amount, but the cost to be on the signage and event shirts given out to participants starts at $250, she said. Donations of $5 to buy a candle luminary bag in memory of someone cancer has affected are also being sought, MarekaMiller said. The luminaries line the track as people walk. “It’s kind of like a can-

“It’s going to be a really busy, but really fun day,” Schroeder said. “I want to get people outside and off their electronics and show them that you don’t need to travel far to see beautiful things happening in nature.” During the event, the Fort Thomas Tree Commission will be giving out tree saplings and an information booth about the conservancy and the various activities will be set up at the shelter by the Fort Thomas Military and Community Museum. Schroeder said she hopes to hold similar events every spring and fall from now on, as well as smaller monthly events. dle light vigil, you have candles and all the light, it’s amazing and you just reminisce,” she said. Mareka-Miller said she and her family had to step away as organizers of the annual event last year after her father Kip Mason Sr. died March 30, 2012, from colon cancer. “There cannot be one person in the world who says they haven’t known someone with cancer,” she said. Mareka-Miller said her mother, Tina Baioni Pangallo-Mason, encouraged her to attend Relay for Life in 2007 and by 2009 they had taken over as some of the event’s lead organizers. In the summer of 2007, they brought her uncle Ray Baoni, who was fighting lung cancer and restricted to a wheelchair, she said. Her uncle died in September of 2007, Mareka-Miller said. While at Relay for Life,


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he couldn’t stop smiling as he watched others walk in support of him and other survivors, she said. “He couldn’t believe there was so much support out there,” MarekaMiller said. Her uncle was unaware there were people out there taking the time to think and do something about cancer, Mareka Miller said. All proceeds from Relay for Life go to the local American Cancer Society office to pay for transportation of cancer patients to their medical appointments.


Jodi Dunavan, a community representative for the American Cancer Society working at an office in Fort Mitchell, is helping to organize the Oct. 18 Relay for Life event at NKU. The early March 25-29 kick-off gives students more time to organize and

raise funds since many are gone during the summer months, Dunavan said. “On Sunday (March 24), I had a bunch of students just storm the campus,” We went to the thrift shop....and went out and placed purple T-shirts on the statues on campus.” Purple Relay for Life wraps were put around the trees, banners went up, and purple rubber ducks are being sold from now through the day of the event to honor someone. People will have the opportunity to set their named purple duck out onto the university’s lake Oct. 18, she said. Dunavan said NKU’s event is focused on the university, but it is not a closed event. “Anybody in the community is more than welcome to participate in NKU’s Relay, especially if they’re alumni,” she said.


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State putting superintendent benefits online By Chris Mayhew

By July, contracts and benefits for all public school superintendents will be found in searchable form at the Kentucky Department of Education website Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday and auditor Adam H. Edelen announced the initiative March14 as part of a call for more transparency to taxpayers. Dayton Independent Schools Superintendent Jay Brewer said he was invited to the March 14 announcement in Frankfort by Edelen as direct link to the school district's recent audit. A 70-

page audit released by Edelen's office March 7 detailed $223,672 in unauthorized personal benefits paid to former Dayton Superintendent Gary Rye. The auditor's office has referred the case to the FBI. It was Brewer who brought concerns to Edelen last fall about discrepancies he found shortly after taking over as Dayton's superintendent in the summer after Rye had retired. "If posting the superintendent contracts and evaluations moves us toward never having an audit of that nature as a school system again, then I'm all for it," he said. Associate Kentucky Education Commissioner

Hiren Desai said the point is to make superintendent public records accessible in one place without requiring individual open records requests. Posting a superintendent salary and contract are just part of helping people know what the full compensation for a superintendent is, Desai said. "To me, the salary is the easy part, but the hard part of what we can say is 'What are those benefits?," Desai said. Right now, it's difficult for people to see the sum total in one place, and the searchable website will change that, he said. The average base salary for superintendents in Kentucky is $119,000, he said. Some superinten-

dent salaries are as much as $190,000, Desai said. Those are high salaries compared to the income level of most Kentuckians, he said. Superintendents have a difficult job to do though, and in some districts they are also serving and being paid to perform the chief finance officer position and be the director of pupil personnel, Desai said. The online reporting will drive more transparency at the local level and let people decide whether they think their superintendent is a value, he said. "It might be a pro, we might say 'We have a great superintendent and he's underpaid," Desai said.


Association Kentucky Education Commissioner Hiren Desai said KDE will implement new standards that will result in all superintendent board evaluations posted online by December of 2013 or January 2014. Putting the annual assessments online will be part of a new standard requiring board members to evaluate superintendents on financial matters, he said. “One of the things we’re adding is that you have to maintain a balanced budget,” Desai said. “You have to be able to communicate to your board and the public on fiscal matters.” Most board members know part of the job is reviewing district finances, but KDE does hear from board members who say they don’t know they can ask to see financial data, and that they are part-time board members. Changes to board member training requirements for ethics and finance are also coming, Desai said. Board members can now choose any type of training, including how to teach math classes, to meet certification requirements, he said. “We’re going to mandate that ethics and finance be a part of every board members training in the state,” Desai said.

BRIEFLY Center leaps into life of deer classes

ALEXANDRIA — The latest education class at the Campbell County Environmental Education Center is “All about Deer.” The class will be offered from 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7 and again from 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday, April 28. The center is located at 1261 Race Track Road in A.J. Jolly Park one mile east of U.S. 27. A presentation will cover the life cycle, habitat, and how deers live in the wild. A walk on the main education trail will

be included as part of the class. Registration is required. Call 859-572-2600 or register online at

Fort Thomas Schools meeting canceled

The Fort Thomas Independent Schools has canceled its informational meeting for prospective students scheduled for Sunday, April 21. Due to projected enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year, out-of-district openings are very limited. For more information

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A real ‘wild’ scavenger hunt

Parents are invited to bring their children to the Campbell County Environmental Center for one of three scavenger hunts and a look at animals inside the building. Scavenger hunts will be from 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday, April 6; and from 5:630 p.m. Saturday, April 21, and Saturday, April 27. Parents will get to read clues and answer questions with their children ALEXANDRIA

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Highlands ‘We the People’ team holds Chipotle fundraiser

Highlands High School’s “We the People” team is holding a fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 at the Chipotle in Highland Heights. The team will receive

50 percent of all sales from people who mention the school or team. The money will be used to help fund the team’s trip to Washington, D.C., where they will be participating in the national “We the People” competition.

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at the Newport Aquarium. “Parents are looking to connect their kids with something to do this summer,” said Kriste Swanson, organizer of the expo, and the family resource center coordinator for Cline and Crossroads elementary schools. Representatives from 15 different organizations came to the third year of the expo, Swanson said. Cynthia Powell of High-

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Blue ribbons symbolize child abuse prevention By Stephanie Salmons

Blue ribbons – an international symbol of child abuse prevention – will soon abound in Northern Kentucky. Elected officials, judges, law enforcement, business leaders and community agencies will proclaim April as Child Abuse Prevention month at a blue ribbon ceremony hosted by Tom Gill Chevrolet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 5, at the dealership, 7830 Commerce Drive, Florence. Following the ceremony, guests may tie blue ribbons along the white picket fence facing the interstate where they’ll remain for the entire month. According to information provided by Tracy Fuchs, director of development for the Florencebased Family Nurturing Center, the month is a time set aside “to recognize our collective responsibility to prevent and confront all forms of child abuse and neglect here in Northern Kentucky.” This region ranks higher than state and national averages in the area of child abuse and neglect and Kentucky leads the nation in child abuse fatalities. “Children’s well-being is an adult responsibility,” said Jane Herms, executive director of the Family Nurturing Center. “Permanent cultural change in the way a community pre-

vents and responds to child abuse occurs by educating adults and empowering individuals. Committing time and resources to do this is an investment in a better future.” According to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, in 2011, more than 5,000 children were reported abused or neglected in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties combined. “The U.S. annually spends almost $104 billion on foster care, hospitalization, law enforcement and loss of productivity to society to address the needs of child abuse,” Herms said. “But we are not without hope. Child abuse is entirely preventable but it cannot end without the support of every adult.”

Guest speaker prosecutes abuse, sex crimes A New York City assistant district attorney who prosecutes child abuse and sex crimes – Jill Starishevsky – will be the guest speaker at the blue ribbon event. “It’s really an opportunity to bring together people and organizations working to teach people how to prevent child abuse,” she said. Starishevsky authored “My Body Belongs to Me,” a book that, according to her website, “endeavors to teach children that they don’t have to en-

dure abuse in silence.” According to the site, she prosecuted the case of a 9-year-old who had been raped by her stepfather for three years and told no one. The girl saw an episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show about children who were physically abused, with a message if one is being abused, tell your parents and if you can’t tell your parents, tell a teacher. The next day the girl told her teacher. Starishevsky says when her daughter turned 3, she knew she should have a conversation about “good touch and bad touch,” but didn’t know what to say. All the books she found were geared toward older audiences. There was, she said, “nothing basic for young children.” After speaking with her pediatrician, whom she asked “what do I say and how do I say it,” Starishevsky said she went home and wrote a poem about how she would explain the matter to her daughter. That poem became “My Body Belongs to Me,” and with the exception of two modified lines, she said it remained largely unchanged. The information, Starishevsky said, is presented in a “very non-scary way.” In 2011, Starishevsky discussed her book on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

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Dayton recognizes students’ commitment to higher education By Amanda Joering

DAYTON — Several seniors at Dayton High School took a step towards a more successful future Thursday, March 28, by signing letters of intent to further their education. During the school’s second annual College Signing Day assembly, 40 of the school’s 55 seniors took stage with representatives from various universities, colleges and technical schools to make a commitment to attend the schools this fall. “This event is like what they have at other schools where athletes get to sign with the school they plan to play for,” said school counselor Jen Glass. “We felt that our students committing to go to college deserved to be recognized for their accomplishments.” Glass said during the past several years, the district has been through a lot, with much of the focus being on the negative. This event, which serves as an opportunity for students to show how hard they’ve worked and how resilient they’ve been, focuses on the positive, Glass said. “This is just a way for us to recognize these students for all their hard work,” Glass said. Principal Rick Wolf said last year, when the students scored an average of 16.5 on the ACT, he challenged them to do better. Wolf said the students answered that challenge by bringing up the class average to 18. During the assembly, State Representative Dennis Keene, D-Wilder, congratulated the students on their accomplishments and talked about the importance of education. “Education is one of the keys

Thomas More College representative Katie Jaeger watches as Dayton High School seniors Rocky Koehler and DJ Walker sign letters of intent to attend the school. AMANDA JOERING/COMMUNITY RECORDER

to developing our economy in the Commonwealth,” Keene said. Speaker Jack Moreland, president of Southbank Partners and former superintendent of Dayton schools, encouraged the students to work hard, stay committed and do something they really want to do. “If you do something you love, you’ll never work a day in your life,” Moreland said. To honor the students’ achievements, Keene provided a special pen, usually only given when a bill is signed into a

SCHOOL NOTES Bishop Brossart inducts new athletic hall class

The 2013 Bishop Brossart Athletic Hall of Fame banquet will be at the Seither Sports Center Friday, April 12. This year's honorees include: Coach Dave Schuh (Girls C/C & Track), Camey (Geiman) Eberhard Class of 1999 (Basketball, Soccer, Softball), Justin Seiter Class of 2000 (Baseball, Basketball), Sandy (Bezold) Windgasson Class of 1990 (Basketball, Softball), Joe Clark Class of 1966 (Baseball, Basketball), and Craig Bertsch Class of 1992 (Baseball, Basketball). Members of the 1972 Boys Cross Country team will also be inducted as the Team of Distinction. The Seither Service Award will be awarded posthumously to Edwin Schultz Class of 1962. A social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m., and will be followed by a 7:30 p.m. dinner and banquet. Tickets are $25 and include dinner and drinks. For reservations contact Ann Greely at or 859-448-9434. For more information contact Chris Holtz at or call the school at 859-635-2108.

Cline Elementary earns national recognition

COLD SPRING — The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA), has named Donald Cline Elementary School in Cold Spring as a 2012 NCEA Higher Performing School. NCEA is a department of ACT, Inc. The NCEA recognized Cline in math and reading for “higher performing based on growth measures,” according to a news release from Campbell County Schools. Cline was one of 136 schools in Kentucky to receive the 2012 NCEA Higher Performing School recognition. Other schools to receive the same NCEA recognition in Campbell County were Moyer Elementary and Woodfill Elementary in Fort Thomas Independent Schools.

Brossart works on “9 to 5 play

COLD SPRING — The annual Bishop Brossart High School senior class play will be “9 to 5,” a musical based on the 1980 movie of the same name. This Class of 2013 will perform “9 To 5” inside Memorial Hall at St. Joseph Parish in Cold Spring. Performances will be at 8 p.m. both Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6; and at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Purchase tickets by calling the school at 859-635-2108.

law, to each of the students to sign their letters of intent. To participate in the event, students had to meet five requirements including holding a senior conference, applying to at least one college, going on at least one college visit, taking the ACT at least twice and completing a FAFSA application for financial aid. The event was part of the school’s Operation Preparation week, which included daily activities meant to help students be college and career ready.

Empire Beauty School representative Savannah Lambert watches as Dayton High School senior Holly Milburn signs a letter of intent to attend the school. AMANDA JOERING/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Alexandria teen heeds call to civic duty By Chris Mayhew

Campbell County High School teacher Geoff Besecker, left, and Mason Neltner, of Alexandria, attend the Kids Voting Kentucky civic leadership luncheon in Covington March 12. Neltner was recognized with the group's "High School Future Civic Leader Award" and Besecker was honored for his work coordinating 30 student volunteers at polling sites in the November 2012 elections.

ALEXANDRIA — At age 16, Mason Neltner of Alexandria, is already taking on adult-level responsibilities when it comes to volunteering. Neltner, a sophomore at Campbell County High School, is already a member of the volunteer board for the nonprofit food pantry and emergency assistance C.A.R.E. Mission in Alexandria. At 8 years old, Neltner traveled to Pensacola, Fla., volunteering with his church and family for Hurricane Katrina relief. “I’ve grown up in church my whole life, it’s kind of been instilled in me to just do the right thing,” Neltner said. Kids Voting Kentucky honored Neltner with the group’s “High School Future Civic Leader Award” at a luncheon in Covington March 12. Geoff Besecker, a teacher of social studies and AP government at Campbell County High School, was also honored by Kids Voting, during the luncheon, for his work to coordinate 30 student volunteers at polling sites in the November 2012 election. It’s a privilege to receive an award, but not expected, Neltner said. Neltner is the first person to jump on board when help is


needed for a volunteer project, and he does nothing half-way, said Besecker, who teaches Neltner. “He is extraordinarily selfless,” he said of Neltner. “He comes from a family that instills that type of value.” Besecker said his work for Kids Voting consisted of organizing 30 students to go out in three-hour shifts to interact with children being brought to the polls by adults. “I just talk to the kids about how important it is to have a positive attitude when they go to the polling places, because that's going to make them a lifelong voter,” he said. Some students volunteered because it helped them meet

community service hours for clubs including National Honor Society, Besecker said. Other students volunteered because Campbell County has a strong tradition of students who realize the value of giving back to the community. Besecker said he sees his role as a teacher of social studies, to “squish voter apathy.” The hope, through Kids Voting, is to encourage parents to bring their children with them to the polls. “I guess the biggest thing as a teacher and as a lover of the Republican-style government that we have, I have to instill in people that voting is a tremendous privilege that you need to take advantage of,” he said.




Editor: Melanie Laughman,, 513-248-7573





Abby Herman, a junior, is a three-time state qualifier.

Hannah Laskey will serve as co-captain of the 2013 squad.



Lexi Herman, teamed with Hannah Laskey last year, won the 10th Region doubles title in 2012. THANKS TO KRIS LASKEY


By Adam Turer

Despite all of its success in 2012, the Highlands High School girls tennis team is entering the 2013 season hungry to complete some unfinished business. The Bluebirds won the 10th Region team championship for the eighth year in a row and advanced to the sectional final. The entire lineup returns this year, with sights set on a sectional team title. “The girls are focused on improving their individual showings from last year, as well as improving our overall team record,” said head coach Kris Laskey. This experienced squad is led by senior co-captains Hannah Laskey and Mallory Martz. Hannah is playing her seventh varsity season and wants to go

out on top. She enters the season with 92 career wins and should eclipse the century mark soon. “Her leadership and experience will play a large role as the team works to defend our regional team title,” said Kris Laskey. Hannah teamed with freshman Lexi Herman to win the 10th Region doubles championship last year and the duo should defend that title this year. They reached the quarterfinals of the state doubles tournament. This roster is closeknit, in part because it features a pair of sisters. Herman’s sister, Abby, is a junior and threetime state qualifier. Abby and freshman Sarah Hoffman reached the 10th Region doubles final last year. Hannah’s sister, sophomore Meredith Laskey, is the team’s top singles player. She has won the 10th Region singles championship four

straight years and reached the state semifinals in 2012. “Meredith is heavily favored to defend her regional singles title and be one of a handful of players to have a legitimate shot at the state singles title,” said Kris Laskey, the secondyear head coach and mother of Meredith and Hannah. Freshman Lauren Auteri also returns to the starting lineup. Junior Caroline Christian, sophomore Alexis Begnoche, and eighth-grader Rachel Zimmerman each saw some varsity action last year. This team could have rested on its experience and depth heading into the 2013 season. Instead, the players worked harder than ever this offseason, training at various clinics and playing in USTA tournaments. The expectations are high, but with good reason. The Blue-


Sportsman: Game on

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NKU Notes

» Geoffrey S. Mearns, the president of Northern Kentucky University, announced that Michael J. Cusack, former Wright State University director of athletics, will serve as interim athletic director, effective April 15. Cusack served as Wright State AD from 1982 through 2008. He led a period of dramatic growth and transition for Raider athletics. He managed the school’s reclassification from NCAA DiviSee HIGHLIGHT, Page A9

birds have the talent and the desire to make 2013 a memorable season. The Bluebirds play Notre Dame at home on Tuesday, April 16. Both teams will wear pink shirts to raise money for Chicks & Chucks, an organization that supports breast cancer survivors. There will be a tennis basket raffle, as well as bake sale. Pre-sale shirts are $10, and some will be available the day of the event for $15.

Newport Central Catholic

Newport Central Catholic returns several starters to its boys and girls tennis teams in 2013. The Thoroughbreds also balance books with their rackets. Five returning starters—senior Brennan Devoto, and juniors Whitney Fields, Maria Wormald, Madeline Guthrie, and

Mackenzie Freeman—are also members of the National Honor Society. On the court, Fields and Wormald will lead the Thoroughbreds. Rachel Neal also returns to the starting lineup. Chris Schack, Cody Guthier, and John Broering join Devoto as returning starters on the boys side. The team has exhibited positivity in the offseason and will carry that through the 2013 season. Head coach Sam Beiting said the players’ strengths are their great attitudes. The boys face St. Henry on April 10, while the girls take on Tenth Region champion Highlands on April 9. Both teams will participate in the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference tournament, beginning on April 15.

Breds look for 1st win Newport Central Catholic baseball lost 5-1 to Covington Catholic March 28 as part of the Reds Showcase series at NKU. NewCath hosts Bishop Brossart Friday, April 5. Newport Central Catholic Alex Grau (30) tries to takes second base on a ground out from Dom Pangallo against Covington Catholic’s Max Boyle (16) in the first inning. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER



Hall of fame inductions

Coaches honor hoops stars By James Weber

Northern Kentucky coaches released their allstar teams recently. In boys basketball, Dixie Heights’ Brandon Hatton, Holy Cross’ Antonio Campbell and Ludlow’s Jerad Howard were players of the year. In girls, Notre Dame’s Olivia Voskuhl, Holy Cross’ DeAsia Beal and Ludlow’s Tori Wofford were the honorees. The full boys list is as follows:

Division I

Brandon Hatton (Dixie Heights), Nick Ruthsatz (CovCath), Andrew Sampson (Simon Kenton), Nick Jackson (Scott), Samuel Hammerich (Conner), Corey Holbrook (Campbell County), A.J. Collins (Cooper), Brenden Stanley (Boone County), Zach McNeil (Cooper), Nate McGovney (Campbell County), Drew Mays (Ryle), Will Stuhr (Ryle). Player of the Year Brandon Hatton (Dixie Heights). Best Defensive Player - Jared Swanson (Simon Kenton). Mr. Hustle Award - Jared Bowling (Simon Kenton). Academic Award - Collin Myers (Scott).

Division II

Antonio Campbell (Holy Cross), James Bolden (Holmes), Michael Bueter (NewCath), Drew McDonald (NewCath), Justin Saunders (Brossart), Jasean Short (Newport), Christian McClendon (Holy Cross), Alex Trentman (Brossart), Quan Palmer (Holmes), Jordan Noble

(St. Henry), Chris Engelmon (Holmes), Niko Carter (Lloyd). Player of the Year - Antonio Campbell (Holy Cross). Best Defensive Player - Antonio Campbell (Holy Cross). Mr. Hustle Award - Michael Best (St. Henry). Academic Award Niko Carter (Lloyd).

Division III

Jerad Howard (Ludlow), Mitchell Cody (Ludlow), Cole VonHandorf (Villa Madonna), Zack Poinsett (Bellevue), Joe Hornback (Bellevue), Troy Phelps (Villa Madonna), Andy Piccirillo (Villa Madonna), Derek Holt (Dayton), Nick Whitt (Calvary Christian), Jake Lamb (Calvary Christian), Andrew Smith (Villa Madonna). Player of the Year - Jerad Howard (Ludlow). Best Defensive Player - Andrew Smith (Villa Madonna). Mr. Hustle Award - Andrew Smith (Villa Madonna). Academic Award - Randy Lund (Villa Madonna). The full girls list:

Division I

Jordan Scott (Conner), Abby Owings (Simon Kenton), Jessica Jones (Boone County), Mckell Oliverio (Ryle), Taylor Robinson (Campbell County), Elly Ogle (Notre Dame), Dawn Johnson (Ryle), Ally Niece (Scott), Haylee Smith (Notre Dame), Paige Bosse (Simon Kenton), Alexis Switzer (Boone County), Liza Tibbs (Dixie Heights), Kaytlin Siegmundt (Campbell County), Jill Buntin (Scott), Madi Meyers (Conner). Co-Coaches of the Year – Nicole Levandusky (Notre Dame) and Aaron Stamm


Newport Central Catholic welcomes 8 new members.

(Conner). Player of the Year – Olivia Voskuhl (Notre Dame). Ms. Hustle – Christina Cook (Simon Kenton).

Division II

Leah Schaefer (Highlands), Nicole Kiernan (NewCath), Sarah Futscher (Bishop Brossart), Courtney Sandlin (Walton-Verona), Tamra Holder (Holmes), Abby Stadmiller (Bishop Brossart), Jesse Daley (Highlands), Michele Judy (Walton-Verona), Shelby Rudd (Lloyd), Deja Turner (Holmes), Ally Mayhaus (Holy Cross), Alexus Mayes (NewCath), Michaela Ware (NewCath), Ally Johnson (Beechwood), Kelly Coburn (St. Henry), Macy Stuempel (Beechwood). Coach of the Year – Kes Murphy (Holy Cross). Player of the Year – DeAsia Beal (Holy Cross). Ms. Hustle – Rachel Hartig (Bishop Brossart).

Division III

Nicole Schowalter (Dayton), Jennifer Sexton (Bellevue), Allie Hennard (Villa Madonna), Zania Caudill (Calvary Christian), Kira Ross (Bellevue), Lauren Dumaine (Villa Madonna), Emily Kroger (Ludlow), Sadie Boles (Dayton), Alex Hengge (Villa Madonna), Sarah Roaden (Calvary Christian), Makayla Bishop (Bellevue), Aubry Donelan (Dayton), Taylor Schwarz (Heritage Academy), Kristen Cox (Silver Grove). Coach of the Year – Randy Wofford (Ludlow). Player of the Year – Tori Wofford (Ludlow). Ms. Hustle – Dayne Merkley (Calvary Christian).

The inductees to the Newport Central Catholic Hall of Fame were: Front, Rick Muench of ‘68, Kathy Ryan (for Tom Ryan of ‘46), Lisa Brewer of ‘84, Jim Minshall of ‘66; back, Steve Battershell of ‘88, Dr. Jim Bilbo, Bill Morgan and Greg Kremer of ‘85. THANKS TO MARY CIAFARDINI

HIGHLIGHT Continued from Page A8

sion II to Division I in 1987 and its move to the Mid-Continent Conference in 1990 and to the Horizon League in 1994. Cusack said while he is excited for a temporary return to college athletics, he doesn’t expect to be a candidate for the permanent NKU position.


» Highlands knocked off Elder 2-1 March 30.

LaRosa’s MVP

• Highlands senior Leah Schaefer is the LaRosa’s MVP of the Week for March 26. She played varsity basketball for Highlands for five years and has more than 1,000 points in her career. She led the Bluebirds to a 26-8 record and district championship. She has earned numerous honors, including being named a 2013 NKY Division II all-star. Last season,

she was the NKY DII Player of the Year and was named to the all-tournament teams for the regional and district championships. She plays for the Cincinnati Angels during the summer and also played a year of volleyball for the Bluebirds. A National Honor Society student who is active in community service, Leah has committed to Xavier University to play basketball next season. Her favorite athlete is Kevin Durant, favorite entertainer is Rascal Flatts, favorite movie is A Walk to Remember and most-like-to-meet is Liam Hemsworth.

Coaching news

» Newport Central Catholic High School named Ron Dawn as its new head coach for the boys basketball program. Ron will replace coach Grant Brannen, who accepted a teaching and coaching position at Walton Verona High School. Dawn is a 1974 graduate of Newport Catholic and standout basketball player .




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Family Day Camps provide opportunities Last fall, a new program was introduced in Campbell County that provides families tools to address problems at home. Family Day Camp was launched initially for kids charged with truancy, running away, and beyond control behavior, and involves the parents and guardians as well. After years of discussion, Thomas Cox and I have partnered to establish a weekend gathering that brings families together to work on issues of bonding, boundaries, communication and problem solving. The camp meets approximately twice per month and most referrals originate from state social workers, local school districts, and family courts. Non-court referred families are


also welcome to attend any Family Day Camp to focus on home issues. In addition, camps can be held at various locations and are not limited to families in Campbell

County. Thomas has conducted family mediation for nearly 20 years and has developed a program that teaches families a cognitive behavioral problem solving model they can begin utilizing the day of their first camp. The program is not intended to take the place of long term counseling needs, but

Is 401K good for America? Internal Revenue Code section 401(k) is the only section of the U.S. tax code that average people can cite. They know it has something, and often everything, to do with whether or not they can retire with dignity. The adoption of section 401(k) in 1982 turned out to be one of those big moments that changed everything. 401(k) plan investments are a primary driver of the investment markets. It is the employee retirement benefit that most companies offer. These plan investments are also the reason that many people are pacing the floors at night, watching their retirement get delayed or destroyed. Until 401(k) came along, pension plans were usually defined benefit plans. A defined benefit pension is one that gives you a set number of dollars for set period of time. It usually pays out over the course of your lifetime after retirement. With a defined benefit plan, the employer takes responsibility for making sure pension money is safe and properly invested. State and local governments are about the only entities that currently offer defined benefit plans. Most, like Kentucky, are struggling to figure out how to pay for promises to current retirees by politicians from long ago As a financial consultant, I advise anyone who can get a defined benefit plan to maximize it. As a taxpayer, I don’t want to pay for my neighbor to retire at age 50, when that is not an option for me. With the advent of the 401(k), employees with little or no investment experience were required to pick among investment options offered by an employer. Employees were put in the position to fail. Many have. It is up to the employer to pick what investment company handles the employee’s money. If the employer picks a dog, with few options, the employee is out of luck. Even worse, many companies push their employees to

use 401(k) money to buy stock in the company they work for. If the company goes broke, people Don McNay lose their jobs COMMUNITY PRESS and their reGUEST COLUMNIST tirement savings, too. There is a second major problem – not putting enough money in the 401(k) to begin with. 401(k) plans give people too much freedom. I’ve always encouraged people to put the maximum amount into a 401(k) plan. Few do. Many put in little or nothing at all. Now they are looking at a bleak retirement. Or no retirement at all. Two things should be done to help people retire. One would be to make it easy, and cost efficient, for employers to go to defined benefit plan and guaranteed income plans. That would make sure that our retirees have money for the rest of their lives. Second would be to change the way 401(k) plans are administered. Take them out of the employer’s hands and let employees invest in whatever, and with whomever, they like. Just like they do with their IRA accounts. When historians study the cause of the 2008 economic meltdown, they will see that the change from defined benefit plans to 401(k) plans in 1982 was a factor. It was one of many shifts where dramatic changes were made in people’s lives and liberties. People didn’t realize just how dramatic until years later. If we are going to keep from running behind, 401(k) is one of those things that we need to fix. Don McNay, a Northern Kentucky native is the head of McNay Consulting LLC and the best selling author of “Life Lessons from the Lottery.” His next book, “Life Lessons From the Golf Course,” coauthored with PGA professional Clay Hamrick, will debut on April 9.



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rather as an intervention than can help address challenges quickly and establish working rules for both parents and kids. I am excited to partner with Thomas while utilizing my prior experience as a juvenile justice official. Beginning in the 1990s, I helped establish the first state-wide alternative to detention programs in Kentucky, and have served as superintendent of the regional juvenile detention center for the 15 northern Kentucky counties. I have also worked directly with families while supervising juvenile probation, as well as performing casework in a private child care facility. My experience with adults includes programming that addresses mental health,

substance abuse and povertyrelated issues. Family Day Camp is unique in several ways. The program is open ended, which allows families to return for follow up sessions as often as desired. The cost to attend is minimal, thanks to scholarship funding which is graciously donated. In addition, the Family Day Camp methods can be taught to schools or agencies that would like to host their own camps. Camps can also be taken on the road to any organization that sees a need for a workshop that can help struggling families sort through some problematic issues quickly. In addition to our regular camps, we are now offering an intervention for child support

cases that employs our problem solving model. The Child Support Incentive (C.S.I.) includes assessments and education to assist parents with their needs in order to best meet the child support obligation. CSI is in the process of being offered to local courts and child support offices. Family Day Camp meets at the Awareness and Discovery office in Newport. For more information, call 859-283CAMP (2267) or 859-468-7052, or go online at Keith Bales is co-founder of Family Day Camp, and has worked for the past two decades with families dealing with substance abuse, school-related issues, court intervention and parenting challenges.



Caraline Walsh, left, and Lily Boden represented St. Catherine of Siena School in the county-wide 4-H speech competition, each won blue ribbons for their speeches. THANKS TO CATHERINE AMPFER

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Address: 1098 Monmouth St., Newport, KY 41071 Phone: (859) 2923838 Website: Meets: 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the Alexandria Courthouse, 8352 E. Main St. And meets at 5:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the county administration building, 1098 Monmouth St., Newport. Judge-executive: Steve Pendery (859) 547-1803 Commissioners: Pete Garrett Brian Painter Ken Rechtin


8236 W. Main St. (859) 635-4125 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday


616 Poplar St. 859-431-8888 7 p.m. the second Wednesday


5694 East Alexandria Pike (859) 441-9604 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday


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Sprouting vegetable plants indoors helps extend the growing season up to six weeks for local farmers. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER



all-natural local food trend By Amy Scalf

INDEPENDENCE — Something healthy is sprouting in south Kenton County. “The local food movement is getting bigger and bigger and bigger,” said Amy Powell, a third-generation farmer known for growing beautiful flowers and several varieties of heirloom tomatoes at Atwood Village Family Farm. Powell has partnered with Barry Schlimme of Red Sunflower Farm to start the Sustainable FarmShare Cooperative, a community supported agriculture (CSA) venture. Farmshare produce will also come from a third grower, Gretchen Vaughn of Greensleeves Farm in Alexandria. Their plan is to offer the most healthy, vibrant, all-natural produce to the region, starting April17. More information about FarmShare is available at the website,, but Schlimme says it’s simple. “We’d rather take a bullet than put poison on your food,” he said. “We can walk out there and take a bite of anything. It’s only been touched by the sun and the rain, and it’s the most nutrient-rich, healthy food you can get. We are what we eat.” At all three farms, everything is certified naturally grown, and no chemicals or fertilizers are used, Vaughn said. Their nine-week spring shares, limited to 35 participants, are expected to include beets, carrots, chard, kale, lettuce, radishes, peas, spinach and turnips. “We have some good surprises up our sleeves,” said Schlimme. “People who join in know they have to go with the flow of Mother Nature and the farmers. They feel strongly enough about joining a CSA to take that risk. Even if the season starts light, they know they’ll make up for it in the heat of the season.” Schlimme felt the heat while he boiled 400 gallons of sugar maple sap water to make 15 gallons of maple syrup. He set up 83 taps to collect all that sap, and said he wanted to see how much syrup he could make. Maple syrup is one of the addons shareholders can purchase, along with herbs, eggs, bread and flowers. Greensleeves CSA members are in the process of planting 400 nut and fruit trees people can spon-

sor individually in memory of someone and then share in the harvest, said Vaughn. Shareholders will be able to pick up their produce at distribution locations in Fort Wright and Newport on Wednesdays or on Saturdays in Villa Hills. Powell and Schlimme are looking for another location in northern Campbell County for Saturday pick-ups, and they’ll offer a half-price share for the help. Schlimme also invites people to check out his farm. “Come see what we’re doing. We’re doing what we say we’re doing,” he said. “Community supported agriculture is really a great name for it. It’s a way for a bond to be created between the farmer and the consumer.” Powell helped Schlimme create “yellow sticky traps” to catch the flea beetles that ate so much of his eggplants’ leaves “they looked like lace.” “It takes a lot more time than spraying, but I was able to stay true to myself and my customers,” he said. Eggplants are expected for the summer shares, along with basil, cucumbers, green beans, okra, tomatoes, summer squash and sweet corn. Fifty summer shares will be available. “A lot of people like corn and tomatoes who don’t eat kale or bok choy or kohlrabi,” said Powell. “We will be offering lots and lots of tried and true recipes for things people aren’t used to eating. People who are getting kale every week and don’t know what to do with it. There are so many ways to cook these delicious foods. It’s so exciting.” Fall shares, for nine weeks in October and November, are to include cabbage, carrots, lettuce, potatoes, spinach, sweet potatoes, turnips, winter squash and more. Schlimme and Powell each plan to grow 40 percent of the FarmShare offerings, and Vaughn will contribute the other 20 percent. “The real advantage of having all three of us working together is that I can’t grow potatoes to save my shirt. Gretchen has a hard time growing squash, but she’s great at potatoes. So I’m going to take her squash and she’s going to grow my potatoes. We’ll take our own personal strengths and our soils and do our best,” said Schlimme. Reporter Chris Mayhew contributed to this story.

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Jennifer Soto of Alexandria and Gretchen Vaughn of Alexandria, both with Greensleeves Farm from Alexandria replenish their produce display at the Farmers Market in Bellevue at the Party Source April 30, 2011. Greensleeves will not be at the market in Bellevue in 2013, and instead will be part of the Loveland, Ohio farmers market, Vaughn said. THE ENQUIRER/JEFF SWINGER Kenton County farmers Amy Powell and Barry Schlimme have started the Sustainable FarmShare Cooperative to provide Northern Kentucky residents with all-natural local produce and other homemade products, like bread and pure maple syrup. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 5 Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Collection of artwork created by local artist and author. Collection reflects spirit of simplicity and beauty of nature Hubbard admired during his lifetime. Included with admission. 859-491-4003; Covington. Chris Felix, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, More than 100 paintings with stories of baseball from Cincinnati native and artist. Through May 31. 859-261-5770; Newport.

Dining Events Newport Elks Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Newport Elks Lodge, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Dinner includes fish, slaw and choice of fries, onion rings or macaroni and cheese. Beer, wine and soda for dinning room. Carryout available. Benefits Newport Elks Lodge 273. $8.50 dinner, $6 sandwich. 859-4411273. Cold Spring.

Drink Tastings Friday Night in the Aisles Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m. Feature: Zinfandels., Party Source, 95 Riviera Drive, Flight of four wines, free of charge. Ages 21 and up. 859-291-4007; Bellevue.

Collin Kessler, front, and, back row from left, Matt Hill, Jenny Hickman, Noah Ricketts and Alison Bagli star in the Tony-Award-winning musical, "Parade," playing weekends April 5-21 at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. in Covington. THANKS TO SHANNAN BOYER


Music - Blues Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Mansion Hill Tavern, 502 Washington Ave., $4. 859-581-0100. Newport.

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Music - Jazz Urban Jazz Coalition, 8:30 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $10. 859-261-7469; Newport.

Music - Rock 3 Day Rule, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-491-3500. Newport.

On Stage - Theater And Then There Were None, 8-10 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St., Classic murder mystery in the great English style. $17, $14 students and seniors. Presented by Falcon Theater. 513-479-6783; Newport.

Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo combine virtuoso musicianship with zany comedy with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra 8 p.m. April 6, at the Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion. THANKS TO J.R. CASSIDY


3500. Newport. Anderson Ferry Band, 7 p.m. With Hopelessly Fried, Endless Chaos, Penelope’s Piano and Junior Crime Fighters., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $10. 859-261-7469; Newport.

Art Exhibits

On Stage - Comedy

The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Chris Felix, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, 859-2615770; Newport.

April Fools Comedy Night, 8 p.m. With comedians Michael Rudolph, Thaddeus Challis, Gene Sell and Rob Wilfong. Doors open 7 p.m., VFW Post #3205, 8261 Alexandria Pike, Presented by Live Bait Comedy. Adult content. Bring your own snacks. Ages 21 and up. $10. Presented by VFW Post 3205. 859-635-2015. Alexandria.

Auditions Brighton Beach Memoirs, 3-6 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St., No appointment necessary. Auditioners will be taken in the approximate order of arrival and should be prepared to read from the script. Free. Presented by Footlighters Inc.. Through April 9. 859-291-7464; Newport.

Karaoke and Open Mic Super Bowl of Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Super Bowl Bellewood, 1211 Waterworks Road, $12 buckets, $3 domestics, $2 jello shots. With DJ Weezy and DJ Love MD. No cover. Presented by Super Bowl. 859-781-1211; Newport.

Music - Classical Igudesman and Joo: A Big Nightmare Music, 8 p.m., Florence Baptist Church at Mount Zion, 642 Mount Zion, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. Tri-state debut of Vienna-based musicians/comedians. Several sketches tailor-made for symphony orchestra; includes music by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Bach, Vivaldi, Strauss and Beethoven. $40, $32, $24. Presented by Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. 859-371-7141; Florence.

Music - Rock Pistol Holler Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-491-

On Stage - Theater And Then There Were None, 8-10 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, $17, $14 students and seniors. 513-479-6783; Newport.

Recreation Kappa Delta Shamrock Golf Scramble, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Hickory Sticks Golf Club, 3812 Painter Road, Two shotgun starts, one at 8 a.m. and second at 1:30 p.m. Includes 18 holes of golf, access to driving range all day, breakfast/lunch or dinner and goodie bag. Raffles, silent auction and split-the-pot. Benefits Family Nurturing Center in Florence and Prevent Child Abuse America. $75, $55 students. Presented by Kappa Delta Sorority. 859635-4653. Camp Springs.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7 Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Chris Felix, noon-6 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, 859-261-5770; Newport.

Music - Rock Matt Cowherd, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200; Newport.

MONDAY, APRIL 8 Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Chris Felix, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, 859-261-5770; Newport.

Karaoke and Open Mic Open Mic, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., The Lounge. Awardwinning open mic features singer-songwriters, comedians, marimba players, storytellers and more. Ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Literary - Libraries Holocaust Survivor Werner Coppel, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Werner speaks about his experiences growing up Jewish in Germany during WWII. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington.

Music - DJ Cincinnati DJ Battles, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Toro on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Drink specials. Open to all DJs. DJs must register. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-652-7260; Newport.

TUESDAY, APRIL 9 Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Chris Felix, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, 859-261-5770; Newport.

Auditions Brighton Beach Memoirs, 7-9 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, Free. 859-291-7464; Newport.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party!, 7:30-8:30

Jeanne Bryner, a poet, nurse, creative-writing teacher, and award-winning author of plays, stories, nonfiction and childrenÕs literature, is the featured guest during Thomas More CollegeÕs Creative Writing Vision Program, ÒWriting and Healing: A Residency with Jeanne Bryner,Ó a series of events, April 6-11. THANKS TO STACY SMITH ROGERS p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, $10 drop-in. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 513-617-9498; Newport.

Music - Concerts David Mayfield Parade, 8 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Grammy-nominated producer, singer, and songwriter. $9, $7 advance. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Music - DJ Devout Wax, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., The Lounge. Vinyl night. Margaret and Jonathan spin eclectic wax. Including an all spin-by-request set, bring your own records. Also, local/regional-only set. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; Newport. Newport.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11 Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Chris Felix, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, 859-261-5770; Newport.



Toast for Hope, 5:30 p.m., Drees Pavilion, 790 Park Lane, Gourmet hors d’oeuvres, wine selections and music. Wine paired with cuisine by Jeff Thomas Catering. Raffle tickets cost $20 each. Benefits Women’s Crisis Center. $70, $65 advance. Registration required. Presented by Women’s Crisis Center. 859-2507597; Covington.

Art Exhibits


The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Chris Felix, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, 859-261-5770; Newport.

Campbell County Tea Party Meeting, 7-9 p.m. Speaker: Senator Katie Stine., Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth St., Open to all political persuasions. Free. Presented by Campbell County Tea Party. 859-781-7591. Newport.

Music - Big Band Swing into Spring: Swing Dancing Party, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Music by Jump ‘n’ Jive Show Band. Free swing dancing lessons. Free. Presented by Newport on the Levee. 859-581-9000; Newport.

Music - Rock Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, 7 p.m. With Lust and Violence, 5-Thirteen, One Day Alive and Don’t Wait Up., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $10. 859-261-7469; www.thompson-


Karaoke and Open Mic Thursday Karaoke Contest, 9 p.m., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., The Rockstar Lounge. Weekly winners receive prizes, ranging from concert tickets to cash. Each monthly winner is entered into the finals and invited to the championship showdown in December 2013. The winner of it all gets the all expense paid trip and a chance to audition for “The Voice.”. Ages 21 and up. 859-261-7469; Newport.

Literary - Signings Words Celebration, 6:30 p.m., Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Steigerwald, in the Student Center. Jeanne Bryner, award-winning author and nurse, featured reader. Celebration of “Words,” Thomas More College’s official literary arts magazine: collection of students’ original stories, poems, photographs and artwork. Free. 859-344-3309. Crestview Hills.

Music - Cabaret Don Fangman, 6:30-9 p.m., Knotty Pine On The Bayou, 6302 Licking Pike, Don Fangman sings Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Michael Buble and Andrea Bocelli. Free. 859-781-2200. Cold Spring.

Music - Country

Cardio Dance Party!, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, $10 drop-in. 513-617-9498; Newport.

Original Hillbilly Thursdays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., The Lounge. Country, bluegrass, Americana and old fashioned hillbilly music. Different artist each week. Includes 50 cents off Jack Daniels. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.



Exhibition: Great Art on Screen, 7:30 p.m. “Manet: Portraying Life.”, AMC Newport On The Levee 20, One Levee Way, Suite 4100, Experience a global revolution of world class art, history and biography through the works of the greatest masters of our time. Ticket pricing TBA. Presented by Fathom Events. 859-261-6795; New-

Aerial Fitness, 6-7 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Work on core body strength and endurance and use aerial equipment for workout. Rigorous course suitable for all fitness levels. Ages 18 and up. $15. Presented by Cincinnati Circus Company. 513-921-5454; Newport.

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Carnegie presents new exhibit Community Recorder

The Carnegie’s gallery season continues with the opening of “Parade” in the Carnegie Galleries, 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 5. In the Ohio National Financial Services Gallery, “Parade” will feature the work of artists Daniel Smith, Kent Krugh and Jennifer Beresford. The second-floor galleries will feature shows selected to bring a balance to the emotional side of the works in the first-floor gallery. Metal and wood re-

liefs, colorful abstract paintings and photography will each allow a new experience for the viewer and a duality of ideas in contrast to the main gallery. Selections from Art Design Consultants will be on display along with the work of artists Collin Rowland, Daniel Augur, Suzanne Lambert, James Kramer and Issac Logsdon. “Parade” also marks the gallery department’s first programming collaboration with the Carnegie’s Theatre department, which is presenting the

Tony-Award-winning musical “Parade” with CCM Musical Theatre weekends April 5–21 in the Otto M. Budig Theatre. The opening reception for “Parade” in the Carnegie Galleries will run 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 5, and will include food and a cash bar. Admission to the opening is $8 for the general public, $5 for seniors and students. The “Parade” exhibition runs through May 15. For more information, go online at


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Yearlings host annual membership meeting Community Recorder

The Yearlings are hosting their annual membership meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Metropolitan Club, 50 E. Rivercenter Blvd., Covington. The club is a group of community-minded women dedicated to supporting scholarships and charities in the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati region. The group holds numerous fundraisers and social events including an annual golf outing on July 27. To attend the membership meeting, reply by April 5 at 513-315-1662. For more information, go to

Persistence is key in fight against childhood obesity Community Recorder

Recognizing that childhood obesity is an epidemic in the commonwealth, overweight intervention requires a combination of family- and school-based programs that include the promotion of physical activity, parent training, behavioral counseling and nutrition education. Children are spending more time watching TV, playing video games, us-

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healthy behavior in young children than it is to change unhealthy behavior in older children. One can help children establish healthy eating and physical activity habits early in life. Even though it may be hard to get children to eat their fruits and vegetables, or to eliminate sodas, if persistent, then efforts will pay off as children will be the ones requesting healthier foods as they get older. The Centers for Dis-

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Library offers array of April programs The Campbell County Public Library offers the following programs in April.


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care, life protection, and retirement income. Registration required. This program is for senior citizens and their caregivers. Cincinnati Museum Center presents Egg-cellent Eggs: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6. Explore an egg-citing variety of birds’ eggs and learn about their different shapes, sizes, colors, and where nests are found. This program includes hands-on activities that are full of egg-citement. Registration required. Ages 3 and older. Cold Spring Book Club: 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 9; 2 p.m. Wednesday, April10. Join us as we discuss this month’s selection, “In the Garden of Beasts,” by Erik Larson. New members welcome. Adults. Magic the Gathering Card Game: 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. Learn how to play this popular card game or bring your own deck and play in a tournament. Registration required. Ages 11-18. Snacks provided. Picnic at the Library: noon Saturday, April 13. Come enjoy the spring weather at this picnic with outdoor games and food. Registration required. Families. The picnic will be moved indoors in the event of poor weather. Cup of Crime Mystery Book Club: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. Join us as we discuss “The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe and the Invention of Murder” by Daniel Stashower. New members welcome. Adults. After Hours Game Night: 7 p.m. Friday, April 19. Meet your friends at the Library for a night of video, board and card games. Compete to win in a tournament against others. Registration required. Snacks provided. Game Rating: T for Teen. Ages 11-18. A Visit from Llama Llama: 1-2 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Bring your camera and have your picture taken with Llama Llama. Families. Library Scavenger Hunt: Saturday, April 20. Families will receive a game piece and work together in this scavenger hunt. Get a fun prize at the end. This is an all-day event. Families. Real Men Read Book Club: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Discuss “In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin,” by Erik Larson. Books selected for The

Real Men Read Book Club (for men and women) focus on biographies and adventure stories. New members welcome.

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1000 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075, 859-572-5033 Stith Happens: Sci-fi Book Club: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4. Join us as we discuss this month’s selection, Foundation by Isaac Asimov. New members welcome. Adults. Practice ACT: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Kaplan K12 Learning Services will proctor a practice ACT test at the library. This session covers all sections of the ACT except the written essay portion. Registration required; space is limited to 20 seats. Ages 13-18. Snacks provided. Super Saturday – Campout: 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Bring your flashlight for indoor campout, complete with s’mores. Registration required. Families. Baby’s Got the Wheelin’ Feelin’: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13. Babies love anything with wheels. Come celebrate planes, trains and automobiles with books, songs and fun activities. Registration required. Ages infant to 2. ArtsWave presents the Macy’s Arts Sampler: Performance by Raison D’Etre: 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Macy’s Arts Sampler returns to the Library with a musical performance by the talented Raison D’Etre. To learn about other Macy’s Arts Sampler programs visit connect/macys-arts-sampler. All ages. CCPL Board Meeting: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16. Let’s Talk About It: “The Big Sleep,” by Raymond Chandler: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16. Dr. Andrea Gazzaniga concludes our spring season of the Danny Miller Memorial Let’s Talk About It lecture series with a presentation and discussion focused on “The Big Sleep,” by Raymond Chandler. Super Saturday – A Visit from Llama Llama: 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20. Help us welcome Llama Llama with stories and crafts. Registration required. Families. Playhouse in the Park presents “Go Dog, Go”: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21. Join us for a musical version of the beloved children’s book. Registration

required. Families. Teen Lego Party: 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Come to the library and collaborate on cool Lego creations. Registration required. Ages 11-18. Snacks provided.

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901 E. Sixth Street, Newport, KY 41011, 859572-5035 All Day Movies and Games: 10 a.m. Thursday, April 4. Spend a day of your Spring Break playing games and watching movies at the Library. Ages 12-18. Art For Kids! - Let’s Paint!: 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Enjoy reading stories, then creating art work inspired by what we read. Can be messy; please dress appropriately. Ages 4-8. ArtsWave presents the Macy’s Arts Sampler: Performance by Melodic Connections: 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Macy’s Arts Sampler returns to the Library with a musical performance by students from Melodic Connections. Empowering through musical performance, the mission of Melodic Connections is to provide therapeutic support for individuals with disabilities as they engage in adapted guitar or piano lessons. To learn about other Macy’s Arts Sampler programs visit connect/macys-arts-sampler. All ages. Llama, Llama Red Pajama Party: 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Come dressed in pajamas and meet Llama Llama. He will read a story with us and even dance the Hokey Pokey. Registration required. Ages 3-5. Happy Birthday Shakespeare! Movies inspired by the Bard: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. This year marks the 449th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth and the library is celebrating with cake and movies. A complete movie list can be found at Registration required. Teens and adults. Snacks provided. Movie rating: PG-13. DIY: Frame Your Mirror with Tile: 6 p.m. Monday, April 29. Give an old mirror new life with this DIY project with Home Depot. Bring in an old mirror and the experts from Home Depot will bring the tile. Contact the library if you do not have an old mirror to use for this DIY project. Registration is required; space is limited. Adults.



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Avon awards grant to Crisis Center

The Avon Foundation for Women has awarded a $4,200.00 one-year grant to Women’s Crisis Center to provide emergency shelter for domestic violence victims and their children, a 24-hour crisis hotline, crisis intervention, counseling and safety planning, in addition to hospital and court advocacy. It is the fifth year that Women’s Crisis Center has received Avon

Foundation funding to support its work on this important issue. The grant is part of an annual Avon Foundation for Women program that invites Avon regional offices across the U.S. to nominate local domestic violence non-profit organizations for funding under the Avon Foundation for Women Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program.

Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women launched Speak Out Against Domestic Violence in 2004 to help end the cycle of domestic violence. Through the end of 2011, the Avon Foundation has provided more than $28 million for domestic and gender violence programs in the U.S., including support for awareness, education, direct service and prevention.

Being on a constant journey to stay healthy (and at a certain weight) I’m always on the lookout for that next little of nugget of information that gets me motivated and keeps me going. Some time ago, in an effort to encourage eating more fruit in our home, we adopted a “fruit first” rule. The idea is that if it’s between meals and someone in Julie House COMMUNITY PRESS the house is GUEST COLUMNIST hungry you eat fruit first (i.e. before cookies, candy etc.) If it is mealtime, there is always fruit on your plate and you eat the fruit first then too, before other items on your plate. The reason we eat the fruit first at mealtime is that typically fruits are more acidic than other foods, and as they go through your digestive system they clear out other “garbage” that might be lurking from previous meals and snacks and pave the way for healthy digestion of your current meal. (Great cure for minor indigestion and heartburn.) I’ve recently begun to really investigate fruits in an overall healthy diet. With so many diet plans and nutritionists steering their clients clear of fruits I became frustrated, often wanting to yell to the next diet guru, “Fruit didn’t get me 50 pounds overweight.” After much investigation however, there might be one minor need to raise awareness regarding the timing of our consumption of fruits (not the avoidance of them) throughout the day.

The naturally occurring sugars in most fruits are higher than in most vegetables. And although it is “natural sugar,” if not converted to energy it gets stored as fat. And there is no question about fat; it takes up greater space in my body and is harder to burn than typical calories alone. Eating more fruits earlier in the day, allows my body time to convert those sugars to energy and burn the energy rather than storing it as fat. There are also fantastic ways to get more acidic veggies into my diet later in the day that will also encourage healthy digestion if eaten first. Sliced tomatoes on my plate and adding sauerkraut as a side dish more often are excellent choices. And, if you can’t find a veggie that is to your liking, simply adding lemon juice in your water, or a splash of vinegar to your salad can boost the acidic value in your foods and promote healthy digestion and weight loss too. As you begin or continue your weight loss journey, remember, the natural foods of this world were created just for you; your pleasure; your enjoyment; and your health. So don’t eliminate them from your diet, simply remember that timing really is everything. “Those who are wise will find a time and a way to do what is right.” Ecclesiastes 8:5 Julie House is a resident of Independence, and founder of Equipped Ministries, a Christian based health and wellness program with a focus on weight loss. She can be reached at 802-8965.



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Footlighters spring play auditions in April Community Recorder

The Footlighters Inc. will host auditions for their spring play, “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” 3-6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Stained Glass Theater,

802 York Street, in Newport. No appointment necessary. Those there to audition will be taken in the approximate order of arrival and should be prepared to read from the script. Cast needs include

Eugene, male, 13-18 years old; Blanche, female, 35-50; Kate, female, 35-50; Laurie, female, 12-15; Nora, female, 15-18; Stanley, male, 16–22; and Jack, male, 40-50. Rehearsals will begin the week of May 5, al-

though there will be three rehearsals the week of April 16. Show dates are June 6-16. Email the director, Jerry Wiesenhahn at for more information, or visit

Official Notice Owen Electric Cooperative, with its principal office at Owenton, Kentucky and with its address at 8205 Highway 127 North, Owenton, Kentucky 40359, has filed with the Kentucky Public Service Commission in Case No. 2012-00448 an application to adjust its retail rates and charges. The need for this adjustment is due to an increase in Owen Electric’s expenses in the areas of wholesale power costs, interest, depreciation, and general operating expenses. Owen Electric is also proposing a $0.001 per kWh increase to its Fuel Adjustment Clause to recover fuel costs it has paid to its wholesale power supplier but not collected through its fuel clause. This increase will last for approximately one year until all of these identified fuel costs are recovered. The rates contained in this notice are the rates proposed by Owen Electric Cooperative but the Kentucky Public Service Commission may order rates to be charged that differ from these proposed rates contained in this notice. Any corporation, association, or person may within thirty (30) days after the initial publication or mailing of notice of the proposed rate changes, submit a written request to intervene to the Public Service Commission, 211 Sower Boulevard, P.O. Box 615, Frankfort, Kentucky 40602 that establishes the grounds for the request including the status and interest of the party, and states that intervention may be granted beyond the thirty (30) day period for good cause shown. Written comments regarding the proposed rates may be submitted to the Public Service Commission by mail or through the Public Service Commission’s Web site at Any person may examine the rate application and any other documents the utility has filed with the Public Service Commission at the offices of Owen Electric Cooperative listed below and on the utility’s Web site at Owen Electric Cooperative 8205 Highway 127 North Owenton, KY 40359 502-484-3471 This filing and any other related documents can be found on the Public Service Commission’s Web site at The amount of the change requested in both dollar amounts and The effect of the proposed rates on the average monthly bill by rate percentage change for customer classification to which the proposed class along with average usage are listed below: change will apply is presented below: Rate Class Increase Dollar Percent Average Rate Class Increase Dollar Percent kWh Usage Schedule I Schedule I $3,463,526 4.9% $5.31 4.9% 1,092 Farm and Home Farm and Home Schedule IA Schedule IA $50 5.7% 5.7% 178 Off Peak Retail Marketing Rate (ETS) Off Peak Retail Marketing Rate (ETS) $0.52 Schedule 1-B1 Schedule 1-B1 $0% Farm and Home - Time of Day (5 days a week) 0% 0 Farm and Home - Time of Day (5 days a week) $Schedule 1-B2 Schedule 1-B2 Farm and Home - Time of Day (7 days a week) $0% Farm and Home - Time of Day (7 days a week) $0% 0 Schedule 1-B3 Schedule 1-B3 Farm and Home - Time of Day, with Shoulder $16 5.3% Farm and Home - Time of Day, with Shoulder $7.82 5.3% 1,577 Schedule I-D Schedule I-D $65 3.7% Farm and Home - Inclining Block Farm and Home - Inclining Block $1.23 3.7% 264 Schedule I Schedule I $247,960 4.9% Small Commercial Small Commercial $8.60 4.9% 1,830 Schedule 1-C Schedule 1-C $277 5.4% Small Commercial - Time of Day Small Commercial - Time of Day $15.42 5.4% 3,280 Schedule XI Schedule XI Large Industrial Rate LPB1 $(24) 0.0% Large Industrial Rate LPB1 $(0.18) 0.0% 775,793 Schedule XIII Schedule XIII Large Industrial Rate LPB2 $(69) 0.0% Large Industrial Rate LPB2 $(2.87) 0.0% 4,917,037 Schedule XIV Schedule XIV $6 0.0% Large Industrial Rate LPB Large Industrial Rate LPB $0.49 0.0% 265,508 Schedule III Schedule III $282,726 34.5% Outdoor Lights Outdoor Lights $3.09 34.9% 40.2 Schedule I OLS Schedule I OLS $57,389 9.2% Outdoor Lighting Service $1.04 9.2% 43.4 Outdoor Lighting Service Schedule II SOLS Schedule II SOLS Special Outdoor Lighting Service $22,248 23.8% Special Outdoor Lighting Service $3.33 23.8% 43.2 The present and proposed rate structure of Owen Electric Cooperative are listed below: Rate Class Rates Present Proposed Rate Class Rates Present Proposed Schedule 1 and 1-A - Farm and Home Customer charge $14.20 $14.20 Energy charge $0.08545 $0.09031 Energy charge per ETS $0.05286 $0.05419 Schedule 1 and 1-A - Farm and Home (Effective September 1, 2013) Customer charge $17.10 $17.10 Energy charge $0.08280 $0.08766 Schedule 1 and 1-A - Farm and Home (Effective March 1, 2015) Customer charge $20.00 $20.00 Energy charge $0.08015 $0.08501 Schedule 1-B1 - Farm & Home - Time of Day Customer charge $20.00 $20.00 Energy charge On-Peak $0.11859 $0.12345 Off-Peak $0.05789 $0.06275 Schedule 1-B2 - Farm & Home - Time of Day Customer Charge $20.00 $20.00 Energy charge On-Peak energy $0.10101 $0.10587 Off-Peak energy $0.05789 $0.06275 Schedule 1-B3 - Farm & Home - Time of Day, with Shoulder Customer Charge $20.00 $20.00 Energy charge On-Peak energy $0.09980 $0.10488 Off-Peak energy $0.05789 $0.06275 Shoulder $0.07539 $0.08025 Schedule 1-D - Farm & Home - Inclining Block Customer Charge $15.78 $15.78 Energy charge per kWh 0-300 kwh $0.06309 $0.06795 301-500 kwh $0.08559 $0.09045 Over 500 kwh $0.11559 $0.12045 Schedule I - Small Commercial Customer charge $17.23 $17.23 Energy charge $0.08598 $0.09068 Schedule I - Small Commercial (Effective March 1, 2013) Customer charge $21.12 $21.12 Energy charge $0.08386 $0.08856 Schedule I - Small Commercial (Effective September 1, 2015) Customer charge $25.00 $25.00 Energy charge $0.08174 $0.08644 Schedule 1-C Small Commercial - Time of Day Customer Charge $24.51 $24.51 Energy charge On-Peak energy $0.09943 $0.10413 Off-Peak energy $0.05556 $0.06026 Schedule VIII - Large Industrial Rate LPC1 Customer charge $1,521.83 $1,521.83 Demand charge $7.08 $7.25 Energy charge, first 425 hours per KW $0.04993 $0.04950 Energy charge, excess of 425 hours per KW $0.04569 $0.04585 Schedule IX- Large Industrial Rate LPC2 Customer charge $3,042.58 $3,042.58 Demand charge $7.08 $7.25 Energy charge, first 425 hours per KW $0.04499 $0.04450 Energy charge, excess of 425 hours per KW $0.04335 $0.04363 Schedule X - Large Industrial Rate LPC1-A Customer charge $1,521.83 $1,521.83 Demand charge $7.08 $7.25 CE-1001754392-01

Energy charge, first 425 hours per KW $0.04747 Energy charge, excess of 425 hours per KW $0.04462 Schedule XI - Large Industrial Rate LPB1 Customer charge $1,521.83 Demand charge Contract demand $7.08 Excess demand $9.84 Energy charge, first 425 hours per KW $0.04993 Energy charge, excess of 425 hours per KW $0.04569 Schedule XII - Large Industrial Rate LPB1-A Customer charge $1,521.83 Demand charge Contract demand $7.08 Excess demand $9.84 Energy charge, first 425 hours per KW $0.04747 Energy charge, excess of 425 hours per KW $0.04462 Schedule XIII - Large Industrial Rate LPB2 Customer charge $3,042.58 Demand charge Contract demand $7.08 Excess demand $9.84 Energy charge, first 425 hours per KW $0.04499 Energy charge, excess of 425 hours per KW $0.04335 Schedule XIV - Large Industrial Rate LPB Customer charge $1,521.83 Demand charge Contract demand $7.08 Excess demand $9.84 Energy charge $0.05153 Schedule III - Outdoor Lights Existing pole, 120V available $8.52 One pole added $10.33 Two poles added $12.14 Three poles added $13.95 Four poles added $15.77 Transformer required $9.22 One pole, transformer required $11.03 Two poles, transformer required $12.84 Three poles, transformer required $14.65 Four poles, transformer required $16.47 Schedule I OLS - Outdoor Lighting Service 100 Watt, High pressure sodium $10.25 100 Watt, High pressure sodium, 1 pole $15.13 Cobrahead Lighting 100 Watt HPS $13.30 100 Watt HPS, 1 pole added $18.18 250 Watt HPS $18.06 250 Watt HPS, 1 pole added $22.94 400 Watt HPS $22.49 400 Watt HPS, 1 pole added $27.37 Directional Lighting 100 Watt HPS $12.45 100 Watt HPS, 1 pole added $17.33 250 Watt HPS $15.30 250 Watt HPS, 1 pole added $20.18 400 Watt HPS $19.48 400 Watt HPS, 1 pole added $24.36 Schedule II SOLS - Special Outdoor Lighting Service Traditional, w/ fiberglass pole $13.14 Holophane, w/ fiberglass pole $15.60

Cheese is healthy if eaten in moderation Americans seem to be adding cheese to more and more dishes. And, adding more and more cheese to those dishes. Cheese Diane consumpMason tion in America EXTENSION NOTES has increased over the years. According to the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) in 2011 Americans consumed an average of 33.5 pounds of cheese per person. This is the second highest amount on record. The most popular cheese recipe in the United State is macaroni and cheese according to the IDFA. Take a few minutes to think of all the foods you eat that include cheese. You may be surprised to discover all of the foods that have cheese in them. Cheese provides some important nutrients including protein and calcium in our diets. However, cheese can also provide significant amounts of fat, saturated fat, and sodium. If you are working to improve your heart health or overall health, you may want to take a closer look at your cheese consumption. A single slice of American cheese usually provides between 70 and 110 calories with more than 70 percent of those calories coming from fat. One ounce of part-skim mozzarella provides about 72 calories while one ounce of cheddar

cheese has about 114 calories. While cheese can be a great addition to foods and your eating plan, you may want to consider the kinds and amounts of cheese you use. Consider the following tips for getting the most from the cheeses you choose. » Choose strongly flavored cheeses. You may then use less of them. Parmesan and bleu cheeses might be ones to consider. » Opt for hard or natural cheeses instead of processed cheeses. Hard cheeses tend to have fewer calories from fat. » Consider the portion size. A one-ounce portion of cheese is about the size of two dice or about 1/4 cup shredded cheese. » Decide to limit the items you add cheese to. Do you need a cheeseburger or would a hamburger suit you as well? Does cheese need to go on every sandwich you eat? » Use less. Opt for one slice of cheese instead of two, and use less on your pizza or chili. After looking at your cheese eating habits you might choose to make a small change or two. Cheese can be an important part of a healthy eating plan, but you may be able to improve your overall health if you make some small changes in your cheese choices. Diane Mason is county extension agent for family and consumer sciences at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service.

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CITY OF WILDER, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE NO. 13-0301 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF WILDER FROM IP, 1-2 and CO TO BPD BUSINESS PARK DEVELOPMENT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED ALONG KENTUCKY ROUTE 9 AT BANKLICK ROAD MORE SPECIFICALLY DESCRIBED ON THE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION. WHEREAS, the Wilder Planning and Zoning Commission conducted a public hearing on February 25th, 2013 to consider the issue of a map amendment for Wilder Self Storage LLC; and, WHEREAS, the Wilder Planning and Zoning Commission after hearing facts and considering the issue have made a recommendation to the Wilder City Council; and, WHEREAS, by unanimous vote, the Wilder Planning and Zoning Commissions recommendation was to approve the zoning map amendment request by Wilder Self Storage for approximately 141 acres. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDER, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY AS FOLLOWS: SECTION ONE That the findings and recommendation, of the Wilder Planning and Zoning Commission to rezone approximately 141 acres along Kentucky Route 9 at Banklick Road from IP, 1-2 and CO to BPD Business Park Development as set out in the findings and recommendations which are attached and made a part of this Ordinance be approved and that the official zoning map be amended according to the legal description attached hereto and made a part of this ordinance. Further, the Wilder Planning Commission has reviewed and approved a stage I development plan as required by the BPD Business Park Development zone, which must also be approved by the Wilder City Council. Said plan and recommendation is attached hereto and made a part thereof. SECTION TWO That this Ordinance be read on two separate occasions, shall be signed by the Mayor, attested by the City Clerk published in accordance with law and made a part of the records of the City of Wilder. Same shall be in effect at the earliest time provided by law. READ AND PRESENTED AT FIRST READING this 4th day of March 2013. READ AND PASSED AT SECOND READING this 18th day of March 2013. STANLEY TURNER - MAYOR ATTEST:

TRACY HERALD - CITY CLERK Published in the Campbell County Recorder this 28 day of March 2013.




IN THE SERVICE Becker graduates from ranger school

Army 1st Lt. Jeffrey Becker Jr., of Cold Spring, recently graduated from ranger school. The son of Regina Shackelford Henry of California, and Jeffrey Becker Sr. of Cold Spring, he is a graduate of Campbell County High School and Northern Kentucky University.

NewCath grad completes training

From left, Rose Goebel, Charles Blau and Val Penick show their Heart Pillows that they made for the “Sewing His Love” Pillow Project sponsored by the Christian Women’s Ministry at Florence Christian Church. THANKS TO CHARLES BREWER

Seniors sew hearts for cancer patients

Seniors at the Northern Kentucky Senior Activity Center in Covington recently made pillows for the “Sewing His Love” Pillow Project sponsored by the Christian Women’s Ministry of Florence Christian Church.

The small heartshaped pillows are used by St. Elizabeth Hospital mastectomy patients as they recover from surgery. The material was provided by the Florence church, and the seniors sewed the pil-

lows by hand during the first week of February. More than 100 pillows, sewn by the Covington seniors as well as members of the Florence church, were delivered to The Wellness Center at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood

on Valentine’s Day, said Skippy Niederman-Casey, coordinator of the project. “Most of our folks have had cancer, so this is their way of giving back,” said senior center manager Carol Harvey.

Marine Corps Pfc. Evan P. Morse, son of Martha A. Morse of Newport, and Frank P. Morse III of Monroe, Ohio, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C. For 13 weeks, Morse stayed committed during some of the world’s most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week prior to graduation, Morse endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits’ minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time. Morse is a 2012 graduate of Newport Central Catholic High School.

Porter completes training

Navy Seaman Cory R. Porter, son of Bobbie Jo Porter of Sparta, and Robert G. Porter of Alexandria, recently completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Porter completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations.” This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. “Battle Stations” is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Its distinctly Navy flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor. Porter is a 2008 graduate of Campbell County High School.

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Problem gambling a growing concern Community Recorder

Humans gambled in prehistoric times, archeologists proved when they unearthed bones used for castinglots.Gamblingisrecorded in the Bible. Gambling always has been part of human behavior. Why, in 2013, is problem gambling a growing concern? Current research and public health actions shed new light on problem gambling. It can be diagnosed. It isatreatableaddiction.Individuals can practice safe gambling behavior to minimize the negative aspects of gambling. In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association will release the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the Mental Disorders (DSM-5). In it, pathological gambling (also called compulsive or addicted gambling) will be reclas-

sified as a process addiction. With the move to the addictions category, more individuals seeking help for a variety of behavioral and health problems will be screened for gambling addiction. The result will be an increase in the number of problem gamblers surfacing for treatment, predicted Michael R. Stone, executive director, the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling (KYCPG), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of problem gambling. “According to national data, 2-3 percent of the U.S. population will have a gambling problem in any given year,“ Stone explained. “In Kentucky, that translates to 67,000100,000 individuals 18 years of age or older. A survey commissioned by

Legal Notice

Notice is hereby given by the Campbell County Fiscal Court that a public hearing will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 5:30 PM at the Campbell County Administration Building, Fiscal Court Chambers, 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky. THE PURPOSE OF THE HEARING IS TO OBTAIN COMMENTS AND SUGGES TIONS FROM THE PUBLIC PERTAINING TO A LAND AND WATER CONSERVA TION FUND GRANT, WHICH IF OBTAINED, WILL BE USED TO PAVE UP TO 377,000 SQUARE FEET OF ASPHALT IN THE AJ JOLLY PARK CAMPING AREA. All interested parties are invited to be present to hear or give testimony relating to the above referenced grant. Further information concerning this matter is available for public inspection at the Campbell County Administrative Offices (859/547-1802) in Suite 301 at 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday-Friday. The Campbell County Fiscal Court will make all reasonable accommodations to assist qualified disabled persons accessing available services or in attending Fiscal Court activities. If there is a need for the Fiscal Court to be aware of a specific requirement, you are encouraged to contact the Fiscal Court prior to the activity so that suitable arrangements can be considered. David Plummer Administrative Analyst Campbell County Fiscal Court


NOTICE OF HEARING Issuance of Bonds for Industrial Building and Pollution Control Facilities for Cities and Counties KRS 103.200 - 103.285 City of Newport, Kentucky Industrial Building Revenue Bonds, Series 2013 (Saratoga Flats Apartments, LLC Project) Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Notice of Intent for Issuance of Bonds under KRS 103.200 - 103.285 (Industrial Building and Pollution Control Facilities for Cities and Counties), City of Newport, Ken tucky has requested the State Local Debt Officer to approve the financial plan whereby City of Newport, Kentucky proposes to issue Bonds in an amount not to exceed $10,500,000. Saratoga Flats Apartments, LLC (the Project) will be located at the North East Corner of 5th and Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky. The proceeds will allow Saratoga Flats Apartments, LLC to acquire and construct a facility as an industrial building project, specifically a residential rental community on a tract of land located within the limits of the City for downtown redevelopment. A hearing will be held in the Conference Room, Department for Local Government, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 340 (U.S. 60 East), Frankfort, Kentucky, on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., (Prevailing Eastern Time) to consider whether or not the financial plan for the issuance of the Bonds should be approved. Petitioner, City of Newport, Kentucky is responsible for the publication of this notice and for the information contained herein. Specific questions about the project should be directed to the petitioners. The purpose of this notice is to comply with KRS 103.2101 and KRS 424.130 by notifying the public that the petitioner intends to issue the Bonds.

If you or someone you know thinks there may be a gambling problem, a two-question self-test is available to determine whether gambling could be a concern: 1. Have you ever lied about how much you gamble? 2. Have you felt the need to bet more and more money? Answering “yes” to either question indicates a likelihood there may be a gambling problem. Further examination of the gambling behavior is needed by a counseling professional or at a Gamblers Anonymous meeting. Help is available at 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537). Call the free, confidential helpline any time. Talk to a trained telephone counselor who can provide information, resources and referrals.

KYCPG in 2008 showed 9,000 addicted gamblers and another 50,000 problem gamblers in Kentucky. The need is evident, particularly when research shows each addicted gambler impacts five to 10 other people, and other research shows the collective social cost of each addicted gambler


is $9,000 per year.” Kentucky currently has four, actively practicing Certified Gambler Counselors (CCGCs), and they are located in just three communities: Henderson, Louisville and Owensboro. Only one of the state’s Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) has a CCGC on

Request for Qualifications The Housing Authority of Newport (HAN) is Requesting Qualifications for a Master Development Partner. In brief, HAN is seeking a qualified firm to partner with in development of our Scholar House project. RFQ’s are due no later than 4:00 p.m., local time, April 19, 2013, at the offices of the Housing Authority of Newport, located at 30 East 8th. St. Newport, KY 41071. Submission requirements may be obtained by contacting Randy Schweinzger at (859) 581-2533, ext. 217, or by e-mail at rschweinzger@neighborhoodfoundations.c om The hearing and/or speech-impaired may call our TDD line at (859) 581-3181. The Housing Authority of Newport reserves the right to waive any informality, irregularity, or defect in any proposal, and to reject any/or all proposals should it be deemed in the best interest of The Housing Authority of Newport to do so. It is the intent of The Housing Authority of Newport to award a contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder. The Housing Authority of Newport, Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity 1754278 Employer COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY COUNTY OF CAMPBELL CITY OF COLD SPRING ORDINANCE NO. 13-994 AN ORDINANCE OF THE COLD SPRING CITY COUNCIL REGARDING THE SEATING OF COUNCIL DURING MEETINGS Whereas, every two years members are elected to the Cold Spring City Council; and Whereas, Cold Spring Council Members are desirous of allowing each new term to begin with the elected councilmembers determining their seating at the Council Chambers. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF COLD SPRING, COUNTY OF CAMPBELL, COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY: Section I The City of Cold Spring hereby adopts an Ordinance establishing that the seating of Council shall be set at the first meeting following the newly elected Council’s term in January following the respective November election. Said seating shall be set by a Council member making a proper Motion, designating seating for each councilmember, with a second to the Motion and subsequent vote adopting said seating for the two year term. In the event of a vacancy on Council, the appointed member shall assume the seat of the member he/she has replaced. Should Council be unable to agree and enact a seating arrangement, seating shall be based on each member picking an empty seat upon arrival. In the event that a seating plan has been established, the City Clerk shall insure nameplates are placed accordingly for each meeting. In the event no seating plan is set, the City Clerk shall place each Council Members’ nameplate at the entrance for them to take to the respective seat they choose for each meeting. Section II Any section or provision of this Ordinance which is declared invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction for any reason, such declaration shall not invalidate, or adversely affect, the remainder of this Ordinance. Section III This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, publication and recording, according to law. Adopted this 25th day of March 2013. First Reading- February 25, 2013 Votes Cast 6 Yes 0 No Second ReadingMarch 25 , 2013 Votes Cast 6 Yes 0 No

At this hearing, any taxpayer may appear and will be given an opportunity to be heard. Tony Wilder State Local Debt Officer Commonwealth of Kentucky

A survey in 2008 showed 9,000 addicted gamblers and another 50,000 problem gamblers in Kentucky.


Attest: /s/Rita Seger City Clerk

City of Cold Spring By: /s/ Mark Stoeber Mark Stoeber Mayor 1754994


staff. KYCPG estimates, based on information received from other states, that Kentucky needs at least 14, and as many as 24, CCGCs to meet the current demand for services, Stone reported. Yet, in spite of Kentucky sanctioning legal gambling at race tracks, bingo halls and with the lottery, and collecting more than $200 million each year in revenue from gambling, there is no state-funded program to address an addiction that may develop from participating in this legal gambling. KYCPG is participating in activities to raise awareness about problem and pathological gambling and promote responsible gaming behavior. KYCPG advocates a simple, personal responsible gaming strate-

gy. “If everyone used the ‘Whether, When and How Much?’ process, KYCPG believes gambling problems could be lessened,” Stone explained. If a person is considering gambling, he or she can ask three questions: » Whether to gamble? Is the gambling for entertainment only? » When to gamble? Is the gambling free of emotional stress? » How much to gamble? Are there set limits regarding both money and length of time for gambling? Individuals who wish to learn more about problem and pathological gambling may visit the KYCPG website,, or go to the National Problem Gambling Awareness Week website,

MARRIAGE LICENSES Rachel Stuttler, 23, and Brandon Roderick, 25, both of Fort Thomas, issued March 19. Jasmine Delaney, 21, and Desmond Valines, 23, both of Cincinnati, issued March 19. Tia Felton, 24, of Cincinnati and Jeffrey Knauer, 45, of Fort Thomas, issued March 20. Helen Graves, 44, and Troy Brown, 45, both of Cincinnati, issued March 20. Christina Fahlbush, 32, of Fort Thomas and Michael Helton, 52, of Cincinnati, issued March 20. Sarah Schneider,28, if Fort Thomas and Benjamin Pertacco, 29, of Cincinnati, issued March 21. Sherri Morris, 45, of Springfield and Scott Pierce, 43, of Georgetown, issued March 21. Seanteen Abney, 29, of Fort

Thomas and Gary Wever Jr., 30, of Cincinnati, issued March 22. Lisa Donathan, 34, and David Pollard, 30, both of Cincinnati, issued March 23. Judith Case, 67, of Elsmere and Jeffrey Hornsby, 48, of Hamilton, issued March 23. Lauren Perazzo, 27, of Cincinnati and Mark Szulczewski, 27, of West Allis, issued March 23. Beverly Johns, 38, of Covington and Steven Blocker, 38, of Deland, issued March 23. Laura Maushart, 23, of Fort Thomas and Matthew Scott, 23, of Cincinnati, issued March 23. Tina Musgrove, 33, of Xenia and Shawn Musgrove, 34, of Dayton, issued March 23. Susan Thirs, 30, and Timothy Vetter, 30, both of Cincinnati, issued March 23.

CITY OF COLD SPRING LEGAL NOTICE City Spring Cold Council will hold a public hearing prior to the council meeting which is scheduled for Monday, April 22, This public 2013. hearing will begin at 7:15 pm at the city building, which is loE. 5694 at cated Alexandria Pike. The purpose of this public hearing is to obtain written and oral comments regarding possible use of Municipal Funds. Road Aid The city will have $315,495.00 in carry from funds over 2012-2013, will be receiving $56,000.00 during fiscal year 2013-2014 and will transfer $0.00 from the General Fund for $371, of a total 495.00 All interested persons and organiCold in zations Spring are invited to the public hearing to submit oral or written the on comments possible use of the Municipal Aid Road Funds. These funds will be used for the reconconstruction, maintestruction, nance or repair of city streets. Any person (s), especially senior citizens, who cannot submit comments should call the city building at 441-9604 so that arrangements can be made to secure their comments. Rita Seger City Clerk 1755002

Public Service Announcement Property Owner Trustee Election By the Central Campbell Fire District The Central Campbell Fire District announces that an election will be held on the last Saturday in June to elect one (1) property owner to the of Trustees, Board which is responsible for the operation of the fire department. Nomination forms for the Trustee position can be obtained at the firehouse located at 4113 Alexandria Spring, Cold Pike, Ky. Nomination forms must be received by the election committee no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, May 16, 2013. The complete form must be in writing and mailed or hand delivered to the Campbell Central Fire District, AttenElection Comtion: mittee, 4113 AlexanCold Pike, dria Spring, KY. 41076. In order to be eligible for the Trustee position, the person nomseeking or inated nomination must be (21) twenty-one years of age or older, owner a property subject to tax by the district and must reside within the district. The individual nominated or seeking nomination shall not be an active firefighter with the district. The term shall be for four (4) years. 4781



POLICE REPORTS CAMPBELL COUNTY Arrests/citations Nathan M. Oldiges, 36, 9783 Secretariat Court, warrant at 8774 Constable Drive, March 1. Larry D. Hageman, 33, 3517 Bethel Concord Road, alcohol intoxication in a public place -first and second offense at 1 Levee Way, March 2.

James W. Flannery III, 42, 171 Delaney Road, warrant at AA Highway and Smith Road, March 3. John E. Danicki, 32, 1557 Spud Run Road, alcohol intoxication in a public place -first and second offense, second-degree criminal mischief at 1 Levee Way, March 3. Darlene Monroe, 42, 10 Sargeant

Ave., DUI - aggravated circumstances - first offense at Industrial Road, March 3. Justin F. Claybern, 28, 10 Helen Drive, warrant at AA Highway N, March 4. Adam A. Buriss, 25, 11343 Persimmon Grove Road, warrant at 8774 Constable Drive, March 4.


Domestic related Reported at Constable Drive, March 1. First-degree sexual abuse Reported at 5th Ave., Feb. 28. Fraudulent use of a credit card over $500, theft by unlawful taking Report of debit card used without permission at 8342 Licking Pike, March 1.

Suspicious activity Report of front door rattled as if someone trying to get into residence at 1056 Davjo Drive, March 2. Report of people trying to get into residence at 6274 Davjo Lane, March 6. Report of door knob dented and door damaged at 10559 Alexandria Pike, March 7.

Theft by unlawful taking Report of jewelry taken at 3527 Fender Road, March 4. Third-degree burglary Report of tools taken from barn at 5804 Mary Ingles Hwy., March 4. Third-degree criminal

Survivors include her son, Glen Strausbaugh Jr. of Bellbrook, Ohio; daughter, Paula Jane Cassity of Waverly, Ohio; sister, Joyce Fitspatrick of Hillsboro, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Burial was at Peach Grove Cemetery. Memorials: Mentor Baptist Church, 3724 Smith Road, Mentor, KY 41007.

grandson, Keith Taylor, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Judy Taylor; sons, Stanley, Larry, Jerry and Steve Wagner; sisters, Florence Chalk, Mildred Heiert and Ruth Walker; 15 grandchildren and 18 greatgrandchildren. Interment was at St. Stephen Mausoleum in Fort Thomas.

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DEATHS Miranda Bowen Miranda Bowen, 20, of Hebron, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at her home. Survivors include her parents, James M. and Melissa Becker Bowen; sister, Erica Bowen of Hebron; brother, Chris Bowen of Independence; paternal grandmother, Elva Bowen of Hebron; and maternal grandparents, Anthony and Mary Becker of Newport. Interment was at Oakland Cemetery in Grants Lick. Memorials: Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, 7321 New LaGrange Road, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40222.

Carol Brown Carol Basham Brown, 87, of Vandalia, Ohio, formerly of Fort Thomas, died March 20, 2013. She was a member of the Vandalia United Methodist Church and was an avid artist and reader. Her husband, Leonard, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Leonard Alan of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Jeffrey Malcolm of Huber Heights, Ohio; brothers, Floyd “Bub” Basham and Paul Basham, both of Fort Thomas; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was at Poplar Hill Cemetery in Vandalia. Memorials: Vandalia Senior Citizen Center, 21 Tionda Drive South, Vandalia, OH 45377.

Margaret Coontz Margaret P. Coontz, 55, of Dayton, died March 21, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a teacher with Easter Seals Preschool, and was active in the St. Bernard Church. Her father, Richard Berhiet, and mother, Janet Maxwell, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Katie Wardia of Columbus, Ohio, Kami Younger of Delhi, Ohio, and Sara Coontz of Newport; brothers, Rick Berhiet of Union, and Gary Berhiet of Erlanger; sisters, Leslie Beck of Algonquin, Ill., Judi Wilcox of Williamsburg, Ohio, and Janet Lang of Cheviot, Ohio; and eight grandchildren. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Oleda Edwards Oleda Edwards, 93, of Newport, died March 22, 2013. Her husband, Harry Edwards, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Jerry Edwards of Independence, and Steven Edwards of Highland Heights; daughter, Audrey Buchanan of Alexandria; and five grandchildren. Burial was at Butler Cemetery in Butler. Memorials: Newport Baptist Convalescent Center, 120 Main Street, Newport, KY.

Margie Hall Margie I. Hall, 73, Covington, died March 24, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Clabe Hall, and son, Jack Cooper, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Clay Hall of Covington, and Frank Cooper of Falmouth; daughters, Ada White of Covington, Penny Morris of Covington, Geraldine Klette of Covington; brother, J.B. Carroll of Wilder; sisters, JoAnn Feeback of Union, Geraldine Woodruff of Burlington, Jenny Glahn of Wilder, and Katie Reveles of Yonkers, N.Y.; 21 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Memorials: charity of choice.

Grace Laycock Grace R. Laycock, 91, of Fort Thomas, died March 26, 2013, at Highlandspring of Fort Thomas. Her children, Bonnie Turner and Lorissa Cantrell, and brother, Edward Messmer, died previously. Survivors include her husband,

Gilbert Laycock; children, Jeffrey Laycock, Linda “Lynn” Robbings, Nancy Lee Cryer; sister, Ida Holdsworth; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Mary Leisl Mary Anne Leisl, 81, of Fort Thomas, died March 28, 2013, at her home. She was a homemaker, and volunteered at the former St. Luke Hospital. Her brother, Bill Klingenberg, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Donald Leisl Sr.; son, Donald Leisl Jr.; daughters, Debbie Engelman, Nancy Vogel, Susan Mynatt, Chris Liptak and Jamie White; 17 grandchildren and 15 greatgrandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery Mausoleum in Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Thomas Church, 26 E. Villa Place, Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Geneva Schmitt Geneva Schmitt, 90, of Highland Heights, died March 22, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Her husband, Harry Schmitt, and sister, Addalette Rankle, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Barb Herbst; sister, Gayle Hall; granddaughter, Christi Wagner; great-grandsons, Conner Taulbee and Charlie Brockman, and step-greatgrandchildren, Mikaili, Deven and Ashton Wagner.

Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: St. John the Evangelist Anglican Catholic Church, 619 O’Fallon Ave., Dayton, KY 41074.

Leo Schneider Leo Joseph Schneider, 85, of Alexandria, died March 24, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He served in the Army, was a retired livestock dealer in Walton, and member of St. Joseph Church in Camp Springs. Survivors include his wife, Joan Morgan Schneider; sons, Dennis, Scott, and David Schneider; daughters, Diana Schneider, Joan Roosman, and Sandra Failor; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Robert Allen Sparks, 73, of Fort Thomas, died March 24, 2013. His wife, Susan Claire Sparks, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Jenny Beccaccio; son, Rob Sparks; brothers, Howard and Danny; and five grandchildren. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate.

Betty Strausbaugh Betty J. Strausbaugh, 83, of Mentor, died March 22, 2013, at her residence. Her husband, Glen Strausbaugh Sr., and five brothers, died previously.

Edna Wagner Edna M. Wagner, 87, of Melbourne, died March 26, 2013, at her home. She was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Parish in Camp Springs. Her husband, Ralph Wagner; daughter, Mae Bruckner; and

Suzanne Scott Suzanne E. Scott, 76, of Bellevue, died March 26, 2013, at her residence. She was assistant vice-president at Kentucky Enterprise Bank before retiring from Fifth-Third Bank, and was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Newport. Her sister, Doris Klei of Newport, died previously. Survivors include her husband, James B. Scott Sr. of Bellevue; daughter, Sandra L. King of Highland Heights; son, James B. Scott Jr. of Woodlawn; brother, Robert Hasse of Bellevue; stepbrother, Frank Burris of Agoura Hills, Calif.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

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SECTION 00 11 00 - INVITATION TO BID LEGAL NOTICE Housing Authority of Newport (HAN) will be accepting sealed bids for a General Contract for the replacement of windows at Grand Towers Apartments on Grand Avenue in the City of Newport, Kentucky. Bids are due no later than 3:00 p.m., local time, April 16, 2013, at the offices of the Housing Authority of Newport, located at 30 East 8th. St., Newport, KY 41071 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids are to be marked "Grand Towers Window Replacement #13-01". General Contractors submitting a bid for general construction may obtain a maximum of one (1) complete set of Contract Documents from Hub + Weber Architects, 200 West Pike Street, Covington, Kentucky, (859) 491-3844 - for a deposit of $50. Checks shall be made out to Housing Authority of Newport. Deposit will be refund ed with the return of the set in good condition. Contract Documents may also be purchased from Phipps Reprographics, 6920 Plainfield Rd, P.O. Box 36172, Cincinnati, OH 45236-0172, Tel: 513.793.1030. Copies of the Contract Documents are open to the public inspection and may be examined at the following offices: FW Dodge Corporation 7265 Kenwood Road Suite 200 Cincinnati, Ohio

Robert Sparks

Allied Construction Industries 3 Kovach Drive Cincinnati, Ohio

HAN will conduct a pre-bid informational meeting at 3pm local time, March 22, 2013 at the project site. Construction would begin within ninety (90) days of execution of contract. A certified check or bank draft, payable to Housing Authority of Newport, U.S. Government Bonds, or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the Bidder and acceptable sureties in amount equal to five (5) percent of the bid shall be submitted with each bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory Performance and Payment bond in an amount equal to one hundred (100) percent of the contract price. All Bidders shall include with their bid a statement from an acceptable surety that if their bid is accepted the surety will furnish to the Bidder the required performance and payment bond or bonds required by the contract documents. Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the contract, Section 3, Segregated Facility, Section 109 and E.O. 11246 and Title VI. MBE/WBE firms are encouraged to bid. No bidder may withdraw their bid within 60 days after the actual date of opening thereof. HAN reserves the right to waive any informality, irregularity, or defect in any proposal, and to reject any/or all proposals should it be deemed in the best interest of HAN to do so. It is the intent of HAN to award a contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder. HAN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 1752072


Supply of Water Treatment

SEALED BIDS, EXCLUDING PRICING, WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 700 Alexandria Pike Fort Thomas, KY 41075 UNTIL:

Date: April 15, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m., local time

PER UNIT BID PRICES WILL BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY. See Bidding Documents for detailed information regarding the bid process and dates. All Responses, excluding pricing, shall be received no later than April 15, 2013 by 11:00 a.m. EDT. Subsequest pricing will be submitted on April 23, 2013 beginning at 9:30 a.m. EDT via an online process detailed in the Bidding Documents. The proposed purchase is generally described as follows: The furnishing and delivering of selected water treatment chemicals as specified upon the order of the Owner to various designated locations in Kenton and Campbell Counties, Kentucky. All Bids must be in accordance with the Bidding Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District, 700 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, KY 41075. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office at the address indicated above by contacting Joan Verax by telephone at (859) 5473258 or by email at verax@nky or at: h t t p : / / w w w . e b r i d g e Y/Chemicals_3108 There is no charge for these documents. 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. Per unit pricing will be submitted via the online process on a unit price basis, in U.S Dollars, to include delivery costs and all other costs as may apply as described in the Bidding Documents. Bidders may submit Bids on any one item, multiple items, or all of the items listed in the Bid Form. Owner reserves the right to award multiple Contracts to separate Bidders for the different Bid items. Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the selected Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 75 days after the day of completion of the online per unit bidding process or for such longer period of time to which a Bidder may agree in writing upon request of the Owner. If a Contract is 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 Engineering,Water Quality,and Production Northern Kentucky Water District 5111

LEGAL NOTICE The annual meeting of the Cold Spring Ethics Commission has been scheduled for Monday, April 15, It 2013, at 7:00 pm. will be held at the Spring City Cold Building which is located at 5694 E. Alexandria Pike, Cold Kentucky. Spring, The purpose of this meeting is to review statements financial and elect officers for the current year. 1001755007 Karlos Bistro LLC, 5803 Mariemont Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio hereby de45227 clares intentions to apply for B-Malt Beverage Retail; LS Special Sunday Retail Drink; RD Restaurant Liquor and Wine Drink Licenses no later than April 30th, 2013. The business to be licensed will be located at 1004 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY 41071, doing business as Meatball Mom’s Company. The owners are as follows: Robert A. Conway, 3570 Bayard Jr. Cincinnati, Drive, Ohio 45208; Mark A. Schultz, 71 Biehl St, Newport, KY 41017. Operating Managers, Robert A. Conway, Jr., Mark A. Schultz. Any person, association, corporation, or body politic may protest the granting of the licenses by writing the Department of Beverage Alcoholic Twi1003 Control, light Trail, Frankfort, 40601-8400, KY. within 30 days of the date of this legal pub1755197 lication. NOTICE TO UNKNOWN CLAIM ANTS OF VIEW PROPERTIES, LLC OF DISSOLUTION OF LLC Notice is hereby given to all creditors of VIEW PROPERTIES, LLC, a Kentucky limited liability company (the “Company”). Pursuant to KRS Section 275.325, that the Company effecon dissolved tively March 31, 2013 with the filing of its Articles with Dissolution of the Kentucky Secretary of State. As a result of its dissolution, with persons all the against claims Company must proceed to enforce their claims within two years from the date of this publication. All claims must be presented in writing to the Company at 4905 Cold Drive, Holtz Spring, Kentucky 41076 and shall contain (i) the name and address of claimant, (ii) the amount of the claim, (iii) the basis of the claim, and (iv) the terms of payment. If a claimant fails to a procommence to enforce ceeding his claim within two year period, it will be barred by law. 4796


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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B9 mischief Report of mailbox destroyed by explosive device at 1626 Redstone Road, March 2. Report of mailbox missing except for front lid after explosive device used at 9528 Flagg Springs Pike, March 2. Mailbox destroyed by unknown blunt object - possibly a baseball bat at 726 Mallard Drive, March 3. Report of four mailboxes destroyed or damaged with explosive devices at Carthage Road and Flagg Springs Pike, March 3.

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

Third-degree terroristic threatening Report of man threatened to kill woman after she complained dog was allowed to run loose on her property at 9031 Oak Lane, March 2.

FORT THOMAS Arrests/citations Samuel Oder, 40, 113 West 10th St., warrant at Stacy Lane, March 26. Cody Wayson, 22, 313 Davis Road, warrant at Stacy Lane, March 26. Francisco Valdez, 37, 1040 York St. Apt. 4, warrant at I-471, March 23. Dawn Bowen, 45, 2 Laycock, DUI, reckless driving, failure to maintain insurance at 2115 Joyce Ave., March 23. Catherine Marcy, 35, 836 Oak Hill Road, warrant at North Grand at Churchill, March 20. Bridget Wolgemuth, 28, 8 Lee St., alcohol intoxication in a public place at 13 Garrison Ave., March 20. Rachel Smith, 42, 733 South Fort Thomas Ave., warrant at 733 South Fort Thomas Ave., March

INVITATION TO BID PROJECT: Supply of Water Treatment Chemicals SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 700 Alexandria Pike Fort Thomas, KY 41075 UNTIL: Date: April 19, 2013 Time: 1:00 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 purchase is generally described as follows: The furnishing and delivering of selected water treatment chemicals as specified upon the order of the Owner to various designated locations in Kenton and Campbell Counties, Kentucky. All Bids must be in accordance with the Bidding Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District, 700 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, KY 41075. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office at the address indicated above by contacting Joan Verax by telephone at (859) 5473258 or by email at There is no charge for these documents. 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). Bids will be received on a unit price basis, in U.S Dollars, to include delivery costs and all other costs as may apply as described in the Bidding Documents. Bids may be submitted on any one item, multiple items, or all of the items listed in the Bid Form. Owner reserves the right to award multiple Contracts to separate Bidders for the different Bid items. Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the selected Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 75 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 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 Engineering, Water Quality & Production Northern Kentucky Water District


NOTICE TO BIDDERS CITY OF NEWPORT, KENTUCKY Accepting Bids for Broadway Avenue Storm Sewer Extension The City of Newport, KY will receive sealed bids until Monday April 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., local time, at which time they will be opened and read aloud in the City Building’s Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor of 998 Monmouth St., for a storm sewer extension project. All bids must be sealed and clearly marked "Bid Broadway Sewer Extension" and shall be addressed to the City of Newport, Attn: City Clerk Amy Able, 998 Monmouth St., Newport, KY 41071. Plans and specifications for this work will be available starting on Monday, April 8, 2013 from James W. Berling Engineering, PLLC, 1671 Park Rd., Suite One, Ft. Wright, KY 41011, at a cost of $50 per set. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Bond in the amount of 5% of the bid. The successful bidder will be required to provide a performance bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the bid. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and accept the lowest and best bid. 1001755139

20. Ryan Cummins, 38, 22 Taylor Ave., DUI at North Fort Thomas Ave., March 18. Daniel Armstrong, 33, 822 Highland Ave., warrant at Highland Avenue, March 17. Matthew Leppert, 22, 48 Broadway, warrant at I-471, March 17. John Ande, 47, 203 Bluegrass Ave. H179, warrant at 200 Bluegrass Ave., March 18. Cody Fricke, 19, 1321 South Fort Thomas Ave., second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, trafficking marijuana at 1321 Bluegrass Ave., March 12. Clifford Reekers III, 50, 18 Shaw Drive, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 1175 South Fort Thomas Ave., March 9. Adan Simon De Leon, 20, 417 West 11th St., DUI, no license, failure to maintain insurance at 509 Licking Pike, March 10. Karamy Renfrow, 40, 104 Quachita Trail No 3, warrant at 900 Highland Ave., March 13. Nicholas Mcfarland, 25, 250 Bluegrass Ave., warrant at Bluegrass Avenue, March 9. Aaron Gray, 28, 10 Clover Ridge, first-degree wanton endangerment at 10 Clover Ridge Ave., March 14. Christopher Edmondson, 28, 220 East 10th St., first-degree possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree assault, second-degree burglary at 31 Hollywoods Drive, March 10. Ashley Whisman, 27, 3050 Angel Drive, No. 1011, careless driving, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, failure to maintain insurance, DUI at I-275, March 9.

Incidents/investigations Second-degree burglary At 603 Grand Ave, March 14. At 2517 Alexandria Pike, March 15. Second-degree burglary,

theft of a controlled substance At 48 Hollywoods Drive, March 26. Theft by unlawful taking At Alexandria Pike, March 25. At 950 South Fort Thomas Ave., March 21. At Highland Avenue, March 15. At 128 South Fort Thomas Ave., March 11. At 31 Hollywoods Drive, March 10.

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS Arrests/citations Christina Holcomb, 32, 52 Timber Trail, warrant at I-275 east, March 26. Christopher Litteral, 38, 25 Eagle Drive, warrant, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at 3710 Alexandria Pike, March 24. Bonnie Neal, 41, 610 Orchard St., first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at 3710 Alexandria Pike, March 24. Jerry Wallace, 41, 4151 McClean Drive, first-degree possession of a controlled substance at I-275 East, March 22. Jason Said, 24, 1723 Flour Creek, fourth-degree assault, violation of DVO at 2369 Alexandria Pike, March 22. Kareem Foster, 32, 9955 Capstan, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, first-degree fleeing or evading, possession of marijuana at I-275 east, March 20. James Paul-Prindle, 24, 45 North Fifth St., first-degree possession of a controlled substance, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license at I-275, March 19. Angela Lawson, 26, 6023 State Route 6023, first-degree pos-

LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION: ARC/BEACON STORAGE FRIDAY APRIL 20,201311:00 am The following persons are hereby notified that their goods stored at Arc/Beacon Storage under self storage rental agreements will be sold at Public Auction, terms-Absolute/No Reserve, on at Arc/Beacon Storage, located at 7 Beacon Drive, Wilder, Ky 41076. The items to be sold are described as household goods, boxes, bags, appliances, bedding, equipment, bikes, luggage, mattresses, fumiture, clothing, toys, trunks, and personal goods. Phyllis Lawson 13, Greg Simms 19, Roger Steffen c/o Richard Jarvis 41, Roger Steffen c/o Richard Jarvis 58, Wendy Harris 62, Wendy Harris 64, Wendy Harris 86. Contact Preston (859) 441-7161 for addi1754209 tional information. Legal Notice The Newport Board of Adjustments will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. in the Newport Municipal Complex, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky. The hearing will be held for interested parties to hear and present evidence relative to the following agenda items: BA-13-04 The applicant is requesting a 25’ rear yard variance to construct a garage for the proper ty located at 718 Monroe Street, Newport, KY 41071 Requested by: Rick Sims BA-13-05 The applicant is appealing the zoning admin istrators decision regarding storage units located at 534 Lindsey Street, Newport, KY 41071 Requested by: Newport Recycling LLC/Ron Hughes Inquiries regarding this public hearing should be addressed to: J. Gregory Tulley AICP Planning and Development Director City of Newport 998 Monmouth Street Newport, Kentucky 41071 859-292-3637 1754161

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Campbell County & Municipal Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing at the Alexandria Courthouse, 8352 E. Main Street, Alexandria, KY on April 16, 2013 at 7:00 PM, for the purpose of reviewing and hearing testimony on the following: CASE: BA-02-13 APPLICANT : Ron Steffan Jr. L O C A T I O N : The property is located at the end of Messmer Hill Road ½ a mile southeast of Uhl Road, Unincorporated Campbell County. REQUEST: Requesting a 27.5’ front yard variance to construct a house. Persons interested in this case are invited to be present. Information concerning this case is available for public inspection at the Campbell County & Municipal Planning & Zoning Office, 1098 Monmouth Street, Suite 343, Newport, Ky. Monday-Friday during normal business hours. Peter Klear /s/ Date: March 28, 2013 Peter Klear,AICP Published: April 4, 2013 Director of Planning & Zoning Campbell County Recorder 1755191

session of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at I-275, March 18. Andrew Branam, 39, 911 Eversole Road, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug, paraphernalia at I-275, March 18.

Incidents/investigations Theft by unlawful taking At 2527 Wilson Ave., March 26. Third-degree criminal mischief At 65 Bon Jan Lane, March 14.

NEWPORT Arrests/citations Gary Deaton, 30, 409 West Sixth St., first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug, paraphernalia at 409 West Sixth St., March 26. Dustin Brose, 26, 3494 Virginia Drive, second-degree fleeing or evading, resisting arrest, firstdegree possession of a controlled substance at 130 Pavilion Parkway, March 26. Victoria Chandler, 32, 1870 Mimosa Trace, theft by unlawful taking at 130 Pavilion Parkway, March 26. Jessica Collins, 24, 1164 Dav Jo Drive, theft by unlawful taking at 82 Carothers Road, March 19. Esteban Tomas Vasquez, 20, 1790 Grand Ave. No. 11, no license, failure to maintain insurance, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument at 1301 Monmouth St., March 20. Robert Godfrey, 22, 2737 Townterrace Drive Apt. 6, firstdegree trafficking a controlled substance, first-degree wanton endangerment, possession of marijuana at Saratoga St., March 18. Virgil Walker, 36, 320 West Fifth St., fourth-degree assault at 320 West Fifth St., March 18. William Lear, 28, 920 Orchard St., fourth-degree assault at 920 Orchard St. No. 1, March 18. Tony Davis, 37, 3148 McHenry Ave., first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana at 300 block of Monmouth St., March 19.

Incidents/investigations First-degree burglary At 414 Chestnut Way, March 17. Fourth-degree assault At 405 13th St., March 16. At 301 Riverboat Row, March 16.

Grant encourages early detection Community Recorder

The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program has awarded a $35,000 one-year grant to St. Elizabeth Healthcare to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer. It is the seventh year that the program has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women to support its work on this important health issue, and in recognition of the program’s excellence. The Appalachian Help, Outreach, Prevention and Education program at St. Elizabeth Healthcare will educate Northern Kentucky area women and bring to them low-cost or free mammograms and clinical breast exams in their own neighborhoods through the St. Elizabeth mobile mammography program. The vital program provides professional staff for individual and community education, individual follow-up, and provides coordination of followup services for women with abnormal mammograms or clinical breast exams. Since January 2007, the A HOPE program at St. Elizabeth has reached more than 10,000 women with information about the importance of early detection of breast cancer and has referred almost 4,000 women for mammograms and clinical breast exams.

Legal Notice The Campbell County Fiscal Court at a special meeting of the Court on Friday, March 22, 2013, adopted the following ordinance upon the second reading. First reading of the ordinance, with title read and summary given took place on CAMBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE 0-02-13 AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012-2013 ANNUAL BUDGET AND AMENDMENTS THEREOF SECTION ONE The annual budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 is amended to: a: Incease/Decrease the receipts of the Jail Fund by $11,524.00 to include unbudgeted receipts from: 03-0000-4569-00

HB463 Local Corrections Assistance 11,524.00

b: Increase/Decrease expenditure accounts of the Jail Fund: 03-5101-0399-00

Jail Transportation Officer


SECTION TWO The amounts adjusting the receipt and expenditure accounts in Section One are for governmental purposes. Read by title and a summary given at a special meeting of the Campbell County Fiscal Court on the 20th day of February 2013. ____________________________________ County Judge/Executive Approved as to form and classification this 25th day of February, 2013 ____________________________________ State Local Finance Officer This budget ordinance amendment was duly adopted by the Fiscal Court of Campbell County, Kentucky, this day, the 22 day of March, 2013 ____________________________________ County Judge/Executive


____________________________________ Fiscal Court Clerk