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Highlands High School juniors Rebecca Stratton and Lindsey Cruse help 7-year-old Maggie Schroeder plant a seed to take home at the Fort Thomas Earth Fair, Saturday, April 24.
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After almost a year since breaking ground, the first phase of the new Woodfill Elementary School building is nearing completion. “The construction is really coming along,” said Jerry Wissman, the district’s director of facilities. “We got behind a bit because of some bad weather, but we’ve really caught up the past few weeks.” The new building, located right next to the current building, is constructed and has its utilities in place. Principal Diana Stratton said there has been a lot of anticipation throughout the past year, and it’s great to see everything come together. “It’s very exciting to see the
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Jerry Wissman (right), the Fort Thomas Schools’ director of facilities, takes district faculty and staff members on a tour of the new Woodfill Elementary School building that is currently being constructed. actual brick and mortar in place and the systems up and ready to run,” Stratton said. The plan is to transition out of
the majority of the old building and into the new building during the summer, Stratton said. The first phase of the new building includes four classrooms, the kitchen, cafeteria and a stage. Most of the old building will be torn down in late June, Wissman said, with the exception of the gymnasium and six classrooms. For the upcoming school year, students will be using the new building, what’s left of the old building and mobile classrooms, Stratton said. By August 2011, the second phase of the building should be complete and all academic spaces should be ready for use, Stratton said. Wissman said the only piece still not in place is the new gymnasium, which will be built as soon as funding is available.
‘Friends’ make big difference at library By Amanda Joering Alley firstname.lastname@example.org One group of friends make up a big part of the Campbell County Public Library. The Friends of the Campbell County Public Library are a group of library patrons who work in various ways to improve and support the library. From running book sales to sponsoring the Let’s Talk About It book discussion series, the Friends serve the community and library in many ways. “It’s really quite remarkable all the things the Friends provide to support the library,” said Kiki Dreyer Burke, the library’s public relations manager. “They are really an incredible organization.” Sue Crouch, current president of the Friends, has been a member of the group for about six years.
“I feel like we do a service to the community as well as the library. We try to keep people reading and keep them active in the library.” Sue Crouch president of the Friends “I feel like we do a service to the community as well as the library,” Crouch said. “We try to keep people reading and keep them active in the library.” One way the group supports the library is by funding the Children’s Summer Reading Program, which costs $15,000 a year. Joyce Maegley, who has been part of the group for 15 years, said encouraging children to read is
important to her. “When I was a child, the library was very important to me,” said Maegley, who volunteers with her husband Gene. “I hope we can continue to support the library and offer kids a summer reading program over the summer.” Maegley said she is also very proud of the group’s staff scholarships, which give three staff members at $1,500 scholarship for school each year. The group also funds many aesthetic improvements at the libraries, including the murals at the Newport branch and outside benches at the Cold Spring and Fort Thomas branches. Membership costs $10 person or $15 per family for a year. More information about becoming a member can be found at any of the library’s branches.
The Fort Thomas Tree Commission knows the value of having trees throughout the community. In an effort to increase the amount of trees in Fort Thomas, the commission offers residents a cost-sharing program for tree planting just outside the public right-of-way in private front-yard areas. “This is program that council decided to try in 2002,” said Jay Treft, assistant city administrator. “It gives up more planting room and helps the citizens cover the cost of tree planting.” Through the program, the city matches the purchase costs of each tree up to 50 percent or $ 1 5 0 , whichever is less. Tr e f t said city employees purchase, plant and care for the tree for the first year. The resi d e n t s must sign an agreement to take care of the tree after the first year, Treft said. “ T h e program has really worked well,” Treft s a i d . “We’ve planted more than 75 trees since the program started.” Resident Andy Long said he has had two trees planted through the program. “I think it’s a great program,” Long said. “If I had more room, I’d ask for another one.” Long said the comission helped him pick out the trees, had them planted and had city employees take care of them the first year. “They really took care of everything and did a very nice job,” Long said. The commission holds two plantings a year, one in the spring and one in the fall. To apply to have a tree planted, residents must fill out an application, which is available at the city building or on the city’s website www.ftthomas.org. Treft said the number of trees planted each time depends on how many applications are received and how much funding is available. The Tree Commission operates on a budget of about $6,000 a year, part of which is also used to plant trees on city property. For more information about the program, call Jay Treft or Julie Rice at 441-1055.
To apply to have a tree planted, residents must fill out an application, which is available at the city building or on the city’s website www. ftthomas.org
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Bill may change way Kentucky builds schools By Amanda Joering Alley email@example.com
From improved handicap accessibility to going green, through Senate Bill 132 Southgate Senator Katie Stine is taking aim at changing the way Kentucky builds its schools. The bill, which was recently passed and signed by Governor Steve Beshear, encourages the construction of energy-efficient schools
that meet certain standards involving indoor air quality and comfort, natural light usage and the general performance of the building. â€œSenate Bill 132 will ensure that schools are healthy environments for our kids,â€? Stine said. â€œThis is something that is important for the future of Kentucky.â€? Chris Tyler from the United State Green Build Councilâ€™s Kentucky Chapter,
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said the group lobbied in support of the bill. â€œWe as the state chapter can certainly see the importance of green schools,â€? Tyler said. â€œThis provides a healthy learning environment for students and teachers.â€? The councilâ€™s definition of a green school is one that creates a healthy environment that is conducive to learning while at the same time saves energy, resources and money. The bill also addresses the issue of money, calling for a life cycle cost analysis, which is a long-term look at the cost to build and design schools as well as calculating operating costs. â€œItâ€™s a sort of cost-benefit analysis,â€? Stine said. â€œBy involving electrical and mechanical engineering at the early planning stage of building, energy efficient school donâ€™t cost any more
Senator Katie Stine attends the signing of Senate Bill 123. Pictured from left: Senator John Schickel, Senator Katie Stine, Shelia Shuster, executive director of the Advocacy Action Network, Governor Steve Beshear, Representative Addia Wuchner and Senator Ernie Harris. to build than traditional schools, and they save money on energy usage in the long run.â€? The bill also includes improving handicap accessibility in schools by making school building evaluations standardized so theyâ€™re objective, consistent
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Jailer candidates share goals, background By Amanda Joering Alley firstname.lastname@example.org The position of Campbell County Jailer has brought four candidates to the table this election season. In the upcoming primary election Democrat Phill Bartel is challenging Democrat incumbent Greg Buckler, while Republicans Jim Sawyer and James â€œTomâ€? Sparks are hoping to represent their party in the election. Incumbent Greg Buckler of Mentor has been serving as the countyâ€™s jailer for 12 years after working in law enforcement for 10 years. â€œI got into this because I saw it as a great way to broaden my horizons in law enforcement,â€? Buckler said. â€œI think over the last 12 years weâ€™ve been able to do some great things.â€? Buckler said he is running again because he still has some goals he hopes to accomplish as jailer, including continuing to work on the community service program and dealing with the economic problems. â€œYou need somebody with experience in there while we get through this tough economic time,â€? Buckler said. Bucklerâ€™s opposition, candidate Phill Bartel of Newport, was not available for comment. For the Republican primary, candidate Jim Sawyer of Newport said his past
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business experience is what is needed to serve as jailer. â€œI ran a business for 40 years,â€? Sawyer said. â€œBeing the jailer is about running a business, not law enforcement.â€? Sawyer said the budget at the jail has gotten out of control, and he has plans to reduce the operating costs. â€œThere are a lot of changes that could be made to save the taxpayersâ€™ money,â€? Sawyer said. Candidate James â€œTomâ€? Sparks of California said his experience includes running his own business, which included managing financial matters as well as people. â€œI was also employed be the Campbell County Detention (Center) beginning in November 2000 as deputy jailer,â€? Sparks said. â€œThis allowed me to experience and learn the workings of the detention center from within.â€? Sparks said his decision to run for jailer is mainly based on the high number of deaths occurring at the center, which indicates a lack of responsible management and a need for change. â€œMy main goal is to improve the management of the (center) by providing responsible and accountable leadership, with the intent of alleviating the multitude of lawsuits being filed against the (center)â€? Sparks said. â€œI intend to be a very hands-on jailer.â€?
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Roping fun with tree top climbing By Chris Mayhew firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Sharp, 9 of Loveland receives a hand getting down from Shelly Byrne, right of California co-owner of tree climbing business EarthJoy.
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As part of a birthday party for 10-year-old Christian Ozimek of Loveland, friends and family ascend into a tree and swing around using ropes and their own muscles at A.J. Jolly Park Saturday, April 24 as part of a guided afternoon with EarthJoy, a Campbell County-based tree climbing company. Once people get over their initial reservations about being up there, they tend to relax and enjoy themselves, Shelly said. “You just don’t get a better perspective on nature than you do from up there,” she said. Christian Ozimek of Loveland took to the trees at A.J. Jolly Park for his 10th birthday party Saturday, April 24. Ozimek, his family and a group of friends pulled themselves up into the tree using the method demonstrated by EarthJoy. They swung from the branches and played a game putting stuffed animal monkeys around high up and hard to reach branches. A few screams of delight, laughter and shouts of joy arose from the group as they climbed. “You get to go to new heights,” Ozimek said about
why he liked the tree climb. Bill Byrne demonstrated how to make the climb safely, before they went up. EarthJoy uses seven different types of rope knots including a version of the Blake’s Hitch, Prusik, and
tagline knots, Bill said. EarthJoy pre-places the rope mounts before each climb. To make the ascent, climbers put their feet into a loop knot near the end of the rope and stand up to stretch the rope out. The climber then slides a knot above their head and repeats the process to manually pull themselves up. While it’s a lot of fun, people need to be ready for a little physical exertion, he said. “It’s absolutely a workout,” Bill said.
Josh Pinchek, 10, of Loveland props his leg against the base of a tree at A.J. Jolly Park while on a guided climb Saturday, April 24, with the Campbell County-based company EarthJoy, a tree climbing company owned and operated by Shelly and Bill Byrne of California.
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Go climb a tree for fun. That’s the simple message of EarthJoy, a company owned by California residents Shelly and Bill Byrne, who guide climbers into the tree tops using ropes, safety harnesses and helmets. The company takes tour groups out for one- to twoand-a-half hour climbs in trees at A.J. Jolly Park and also Hocking Hills in Rockbridge, Ohio. “You can walk on a limb or swing back and forth once you get used to it up there,” Shelly said. Climbers can even sit in a hammock and hang upside down during the climbs, she said. The business is in its second full year, and offers the chance to climb trees 60 feet in height and taller, Shelly said. Shelly, a physical therapist, said she decided to start climbing after she saw someone else using ropes and harnesses to get into the tree tops while on vacation six years ago. “It looked so peaceful,” she said.
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papers including civil summons. Constables are sworn law enforcement officers and have arrest powers. They often volunteer for duties including helping police work festivals. Here’s who is running for the elected position. In all three of the districts, the constable race features both Democrats and Republicans, and the May 18 primary will whittle the candidates down to one for each party. District 1: Democrat Allen (Ajax) Spangler of Alexandria is seeking election as a Democrat. The incumbent, Jeff Kidwell, a Republican, and the chairman of the Campbell County Republican Party, is being challenged by fellow Republican David Arthur of Alexandria. Arthur did not return a phone call to be interviewed for the story. Kidwell said via e-mail he’d like to continue as constable because he has a good working relationship with police agencies throughout the county and
with the district and circuit courts. “Although the office of constable is an unpaid position and in metropolitan areas has become largely ceremonial in recent times, I believe that constables can still serve a positive purpose and be a benefit to the citizens of Campbell County,” Kidwell said. Kidwell, a constable for 15 years, said he was endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 10 in Campbell County, and he has used his office largely for community service including providing volunteer services for police agencies and performing court paperwork service. District 2: Republican Ken Warden of Fort Thomas will face one of four Democrats who have filed for the position. None of the candidates are incumbents. Charles Allen, 66, of Dayton, said he’s worked with the Dayton Police Department’s part-time volunteer auxiliary for 42 years. “I’d retire from that job
and go do constable,” Allen said. Allen said if elected he’d work with the police and offer his help, and that he might patrol the streets to help police, but he has no interest in making arrests. “I like to help people,” he said. Tom Sorrell, 68, of Bellevue, a retired structural iron worker and an active iron worker’s union member, said he’s lived in Campbell County his entire life, and he thought it would be nice to hold the office. Sorrell said he understands the constable has powers of arrest, but he’s not interested in that part of the job and wants to work with police and people in the neighborhoods in a volunteer role. “I’m kind of a people person,” he said. Democrats James Daley of Bellevue and Kim Rechtin of Fort Thomas did not return phone calls for this story. District 3: Incumbent Democrat Nicholas J. Wilson of Newport is facing challenges
from two Republicans. Republican Roy Usleaman, 68, said he is president of the Newport Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni where he has volunteered at events like bike safety rodeos, senior citizen day activities and National Night Out activities. Usleaman said he has been an active member of the Fort Thomas Police Department’s Volunteers In Police Services (V.I.P.S.) program for three years. “I just know the police departments well, I figured constable would just be a way for me to continue on assisting them,” he said. Republican candidate Cameron Tracy Alexander, 46, of Newport, said he was a deputy jailer for Campbell County in the 1980s and he didn’t use his arrest powers then and wouldn’t if elected. Alexander said he wants to take some of the paperwork load off the authorities and work with the county sheriff’s office. “My goal is to run for sheriff, and I figure I have to start somewhere,” Alexander said.
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New rescue focused on pint-sized pups By Chris Mayhew firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Hornsby of Alexandria with her Pomeranian Frankie, the dog that’s the inspiration for the name of her new volunteer group Frankie’s Furry Friends Rescue.
Frankie, a rust-orange Pomeranian dog, has a home now with Kathy Hornsby of Alexandria. The dog is also the namesake for Frankie’s Furry Friends Rescue, a volunteer group Hornsby started to save the lives of more ankle-height pooches. The rescue focuses on any dog weighting 20 pounds or less ranging from pure-bred varieties including Chihuahuas, Yorkies and Shih-Tuz dogs to mutts, Hornsby said. Since Frankie’s was started in January, the nonprofit has adopted out 12 rescued dogs, she said. Hornsby said she named the rescue after Frankie because he’s the first dog she personally adopted, and was from a “puppy mill.” “He actually is my ambassador dog,” she said of Frankie. “He greets all the dogs and shows them the ropes and what’s tolerated and not tolerated.” The term “puppy mill,” refers to dog breeders who typically keep pure-bred
dogs purely for the purpose of breeding them and making money off selling the puppies, she said. Often, when the dogs have a medical issue related to the breeding usually involving a vet bill, Hornsby receives phone calls seeing if she will take a dog either from the breeder or from a traditional shelter, where the dog might end up being euthanized. Hornsby said previously fostered animals for almost five years for another animal rescue, and decided she wanted to focus her time and energy more on rescues of “puppy mill” dogs. Hornsby said it bothered her that just because “puppy mill” dogs may incur more costs that they don’t get saved as often. “My heart kind of stayed with the puppy mill dogs,” she said. In addition to getting the dogs their shots, and either spayed or neutered, Hornsby said she also works with some of the dogs on social skills and training because some have been traumatized by their previous experiences.
Frankie’s Furry Friends Rescue, a new volunteer group based in Alexandria, needs people willing to foster dogs and people willing to adopt a rescue dog. For information about dogs available for adoption, volunteering and ways to donate to the group’s efforts visit the website http://frankiesfurryfriends.org. Sometimes it takes as few as nine days for a rescued dog to be adopted back out, but can sometimes take six months or more for the dog to be ready for an adoption and to find a match for a new home, she said. Betty Robinson of Alexandria is one of two people who regularly foster dogs for Frankie’s. Robinson said keeping the dogs has been good for her because they give her company. Through Frankie’s, the dogs necessities are covered. “You don’t have to pay for all the shots and the food,” Robinson said. Kathy Thacker of Alexandria, a volunteer and former secretary of Alexan-
dria-based Rescue Our Shelter Animals and Strays (ROSA’S), helped Hornsby with the details of starting a new rescue. Thacker helped connect Hornsby with Alexandria attorney Mark Wegford and Dan Crask, a designer and co-owner of D&A Design in Cincinnati, for pro-bono startup legal work and the creation of a website. Veterinarian Mike Crowley works as Frankie’s consulting veterinarian. ROSA’S rescues all breeds of dogs, but typically has medium size and large dogs, Thacker said. “So, we’re sort of a spin off from ROSA’s rescue,” she said.
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Walter puts heart into Special Olympics By Adam Kiefaber firstname.lastname@example.org
About 11 years ago, Joe Walter witnessed his first Special Olympics event and it inspired him to get involved. “When I saw the way these kids handled themselves, the way they ran and gave their heart and soul in everything they did, it just got me going,” Walter said. “I couldn’t believe it.” The heart of a Special Olympian was something that Walter could identify with, as he was once an athlete who faced an uphill battle. In 1985, the Cincinnati Bengals drafted Walter in the seventh round of the NFL Draft. The team already had eight offensive linemen and they didn’t plan on keeping more than that. However, in a strange twist of fate, one of the returning linemen decided to leave the team to become an Indian reservation tour guide. A spot opened up for either Walter or fellow rookie Eric Stokes, who was drafted
Former Cincinnati Bengal Joe Walter, seen here hosting a celebrity softball game for the Special Olympics last summer, will be hosting his 10th annual celebrity golf tournament for the same cause May 7. in the sixth round that same year. Walter won the battle and eventually earned the starting right tackle spot, which he held until 1997. “I have always had to work hard for everything that I have. I have always treated it like it was a business and I was a salesman and I had to sell myself every year,” Walter said. That experience in selling
himself has helped Walter with his current profession as a business relationship officer for Forcht Bank. It also helped him put on events for Goodwill and the Special Olympics, like his golf outing, which will enter its 10th year benefiting Northern Kentucky’s Special Olympians May 7 at The Golf Courses of Kenton County.
“It is huge what this golf outing brings into us,” Special Olympics of Northern Kentucky Programming Director Mark Staggs said. The money raised provides local athletes with programs to participate in, room and board for competitions and for medals. In fact, last year’s golf outing raised enough money to allow the Special Olympics of Northern
Kentucky to add flag football to its list of programs. Speaking of football, the golf outing brings out many of Walter’s former Cincinnati Bengal teammates including Max Montoya, Barney Bussey, David Fulcher, Cris Collinsworth and Dave Lapham. Foursomes can pay $250 per golfer to play with a celebrity on the Fox Run golf course. Golfers will also receive hole signage, shirt and a gift. Foursomes can also play the Pioneer course without a celebrity for $125 per golfer. Those golfers will also receive a shirt. While there will be celebrities, the event also showcases the local Special Olympians, who will be putting and providing the golfers with a free shot on select holes. Those athletes include Christy and Jeffrey Farwell of Alexandria, Daniel and Dustin Jackson of Union, Vickie Wagner of Newport, Cassie Eiseman of Lakeside Park, Korey Wilson, Amy Hester of Florence, Matt Minning of Taylor Mill, Chris Revay of Burlington,
Josh Alexander of Union and Matthew Ison of Union. “It brings awareness to the golfers what they are there for, why they are playing golf in the outing,” Walter said. “They like to see the kids get all excited for making the putt. A lot of them, they see them year in and year out and they give them a hug.” Of the Special Olympians participating in the golf outing, Christy Farwell and Minning will represent Kentucky at the 2010 USA National Games in Lincoln, Neb., July 18-23. Farwell will play golf and Minning will compete in the 3K, 5K and 10K races at the games. “I always tell folks, if we had the same heart that they put into everything that they do daily no one could ever stop any one of us,” Walter said. For more information on the golf outing, contact Lana Rutterer at 341-7828 or mail drutterer@insight bb.com. As of April 26, there are two foursome spots left on Fox and six on Pioneer.
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By Amanda Joering Alley firstname.lastname@example.org Highlands High School’s football players are coming together to help clean up around local residents’ houses and give back to those in need. For the sixth year, students in grades 8-12 who will, are, or have participated in the Highlands High
School football program will be going out into the community for their annual spring clean. “Years ago the team was looking for some kind of volunteer project to do to give back, so we started the spring clean as a way to raise money for charity,” said Coach Dale Mueller. “The guys really liked it, so we decided to do it every year,” he said.
During the spring clean, which is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 2, the team will do housework and yard work for donations. Each year the players pick what charity to donate to and this year they’ll be raising money for the Fuller Center for Housing, a group that build homes for those in need. Mueller said the players chose
the Fuller Center because one of the team’s assistant coaches, Lance Durbin, is currently in El Salvador, building homes through the Fuller Center. “We hope to raise $5,500, which will be enough to buy all the materials needed to build a house in El Salvador,” Mueller said. In the past, the event has raised as much as $7,000.
Sophomore player Patrick Towles, who will be participating in his third spring clean this year, said it great to see the team work together on this project. “All the guys on the team come together to show that we can do more than just win on the football field,” Towles said. Anyone in Northern Kentucky who has a job for the team can call Mueller at 815-2607.
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Students (from left) Will Nedderman, Ben Sisson, Joshua Carter, Zach Sisson and Nathan Davis work on their robot during a meeting of Woodfill’s Engineering and Robotics Club.
Engineering and Robotics takes off at Woodfill Elementary By Amanda Joering Alley firstname.lastname@example.org
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Woodfill students (from left) Zoe Wagner, Victoria Forbes, Kelsey Hoover and Tori Wagner work on their robot.
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John Quillen, an electrical engineer with KLH Engineers, Inc. and head of Woodfill Elementary School’s Engineering and Robotics Club, helps students (from left) Jack Gross, Josh Homer and Caraline McDougal program their robots during a club meeting.
Mad scientists are running the halls of Woodfill Elementary School. For the first year, the school is offering students an Engineering and Robotics Club as an afterschool activity. Being the first year, the group is just going with the flow and doing a little bit of everything, said the club’s leader John Quillen, an electrical engineer with KLH Engineering, Inc. “When I started this group, I didn’t really have an agenda, so I just went with it,” Quillen said. “It’s really more like a mad scientist club this year.” So far, the 15 students in grades 3-5 who are part of the group have made active volcanoes, cars for a pinewood derby and are currently working on robots. “I have really enjoyed the club so far,” said fifth-grader Will Nedderman. “I’ve always been interested in how things work.” Principal Diana Stratton said after the district pushed for all school to have an Engineering and Robotics Club, she contacted KLH Engineering to see if any of their employees would want to lead the group. “Having John lead the group gives the students a chance to learn engineering from someone who actually practices it and really get some hands-on experience that goes beyond what they learn in the classroom,” Stratton said. Quillen said he feels he and professionals like him who are involved in scientific fields have a responsibility to give back and help younger generations. “I’m fortunate enough to work with an employer who promotes involvement like this,” Quillen said.
Enrollment is under way for the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission’s Head Start daily supervised “Super Fun Summer” program in Newport for children ages 3-11. The nonprofit’s summer program hours are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday after the school-year ends, and the cost is $100 a week. The center is located at 437 W. 9th St., Newport, and is also the location of a free summer breakfast and lunch program for anyone 18 or younger. Anyone is eligible to enroll a child in the summer program and daycare assistance is available. Parents applying for daycare assistance must both qualify financially and be working or in school during the summer, said Erin Day, the disabilities and mental health coordinator for the Newport Head Start center. Either both parents have to work or go to school. The center is licensed by the state as a day care center and has a three star rating under Kentucky’s STARS for KIDS NOW quality rating system with four stars being the best rating possible. Parents typically send their children to the program from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but the programs hours are longer to accommodate working families on different schedules, Day said. Day said she will work with people on issues like registering children for two or three days a week or for two week enrollments. Registration continues throughout the summer, she said. Children receive breakfast, lunch and a snack and are involved instruction from teachers and outdoor and indoor activities daily, Day said. For instruction, the theme this year is “50 states in 50 days,” she said. The idea is for something fun for the students while teaching
The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission’s Head Start daily supervised “Super Fun Summer” program is for children ages 3-11. Children who will be 3 years old by Oct. 1 are eligible for the program. Enrollment fee is $100 per week, and childcare assistance is accepted. To enroll or for information call Erin Day at 431-4177, ext. 22 or e-mail email@example.com. something that bridges any gaps of what they learn during the school year, she said. Each day there will be a different teacher-led assignment about a U.S. state, Day said. “The younger kids have to take a nap and the older kids then get their choice if they want to do journal writing or reading,” she said. Additionally, each day the children have an outside activity to get them exercising and outdoors, Day said. There are also regular field trips, including many free activities, she said. “We go to every park around here that you can think of,” Day said. Parents who can afford to pay the $7 a week field trip fee are encouraged to do so, and private donations are made by the community and businesses into a fund for families who can’t afford the field trip fee, Day said. Last year’s field trips included visits to Northern Kentucky University’s planetarium, the Cincinnati Zoo, the Cincinnati Art Museum and public splash water parks in the Cincinnati area, she said. “They need something to do so they’re not sitting in front of TVs and video games all summer, they need something to keep them active,” Day said. To make a donation for the field trip fund mail donations to Head Start Daycare at 437 W. 9th St., Newport, KY 41071; or call Erin Day at 431-4177, ext. 22, for information.
Gabbards win chess tournament
Lexie Gabbard (fifth grade) and Justin Gabbard (first grade) from Moyer Elementary, both came in first place in the annual Fort Thomas Chess Tournament April 9 at Highlands Middle School. Lexie finished first place in the fifth-grade division and Justin finished first place in the first- and second-grade division.
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COLLEGE CORNER Lydia Clark selected into Gatton Academy Class of 2012
Campbell County High School student Lydia Clark was recently selected into the incoming class of The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at Western Kentucky University. Two hundred and seventyfive students began the admissions process in the fall, with 125 students qualifying for review. Students were reviewed based on ACT/SAT scores,
high school grades, awards, extracurricular activities, responses to essay questions, and letters of recommendation. Earlier this month, 85 candidates were invited for interviews with Academy staff members and representatives from across Kentucky. In the end, 61 dynamic applicants emerged from the review process. To date, the Gatton Academy has admitted students from 95 of Kentucky’s 120 counties. For information on the school, visit www.wku.edu.
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Big test time starts with serious fun By Chris Mayhew email@example.com
Before students have to get serious about answering questions on state testing, Campbell County Schools ratchet up their excitement level with a bit of hoopla. The state testing window for the district is May 3-21. Campbell County High School will have its annual “CATS Madness” Friday, April 30 that’s named after the former name for state testing. There will be a “Battle of the Bands,” games for students and awards for students in each content area. A group known as “The Power Team” that breaks bricks and chains with their bare hands and talk to children about making positive choices in life will be at Campbell County Middle School and at Reiley Elementary School Friday, April 30. For Reiley Elementary the day and state testing pep rally will be the kickoff of activities for the school’s annual Diabetes Walk fundraiser. Campbell Ridge Elementary School will also have an academic pep rally Friday, April 30. At Grant’s Lick Elementary School the students tak-
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• Covington Catholic beat Highlands 4-1, April 20. Highlands’ Kevin Mason hit a double. • Lloyd beat Newport 121, April 20. Newport’s Travis Jones hit a double. • Holmes beat Campbell County 8-7, April 20. Campbell’s Ryan Steffen was 2-3 had hit a double. • Ludlow beat Bellevue 41, April 21. Bellevue’s Mike Young hit a double.
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• Highlands beat Newport 11-1 in six innings, April 20. Highlands’ Karly Hamberg was the winning pitcher, and Alex Sorrell was 3-3, hit two doubles and had five RBI. • Ryle beat Campbell County 13-2, April 20. Campbell’s Gray was 2-3 and hit a double. • Bishop Brossart beat Campbell County 5-3, April 21. Brossart’s Alicia Miller pitched seven strikeouts, and Lindsay Griffith scored a homerun. Campbell’s M. Wolf scored a homerun. • Newport beat Covington Latin 31-0 in three innings, then 18-7 in five innings in a double-header, April 21. In game one, Newport’s Katlyn Hoeh was the winning pitcher, and Brooke Baker was 4-5, hit two triples and had six RBI. In game two, Newport’s Miranda Combs was the winning pitcher, and Brittany Simpson hit a grand slam and had five RBI.
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• Newport Central Catholic boys beat Covington Latin 4-1, April 20. New Cath’s Brennan beat Natchinga 6-1, 6-1; Devoto beat Hales 6-0, 60; Guthier-Spierer beat Becker-Seimer 6-0, 6-1; BowmanBroering beat Smith-Schlieter 6-4, 7-5. New Cath advances to 2-3 with the win. • Newport Central Catholic girls beat Covington Latin 4-1, April 20. New Cath’s Strickly beat Logan 6-3, 6-1; Lenz beat Amilio 1-6, 6-1, 6-2; Pillar-Steffen beat MizeBalian 6-0, 6-1; Howard-Youtsey beat Seimer-Noel 6-0, 60. New Cath advances to 1-1 with the win.
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Two Camels to play D-I volleyball By James Weber email@example.com
Their careers ended at their home gym in a threeset loss to Newport Central Catholic in the 10th Region championship match. While it was a heartbreaking loss for the Campbell County High School volleyball team, seniors Natalie Penrod and Jenna Cavanaugh said it was their most memorable moment on the court. “We had the most fans we’ve ever had,” Penrod said. “Looking back at pictures it really makes me remember my senior year. Tears were falling, winning awards, it was a big impact on my life.” Both seniors will look for more memories as they signed to play the sport for Division I colleges April 22. Penrod will attend Tennessee Tech and Cavanaugh will go to Youngstown State. Senior basketball player Brady Jolly, who will join the hoops team at Northern Kentucky University, was also honored. Penrod, a hitter, was the 10th Region Player of the Year last year and second team all-state. Penrod, who had 314 kills, is proud of the being the first Camel honored with the regional POY award. Tennessee Tech, located between Knoxville and Nashville, is in the Ohio Valley Conference, which has several Kentucky schools including Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State. “It’s really awesome,” Penrod said. “It’s a half hour away from Nashville so it’s
Campbell County seniors, from left, Jenna Cavanaugh, Brady Jolly and Natalie Penrod were honored for signing to compete in college April 22. in a really good area. The girls are great and they’re from various places around the country.” Penrod plans to major in business and become a lawyer. She also liked that the school’s Golden Eagles mascot has the same purple and gold colors as Campbell County. By contrast, Cavanaugh’s school mascot will change from the desert dwellings of a Camel to the polar climes of the Youngstown State Penguins. YSU, in northeastern Ohio, is in the Horizon League, which has Wright
State (Dayton, Ohio) and Butler (Indianapolis) as the closest schools to Alexandria. Cavanaugh was a middle blocker for the Camels and had 121 kills and 85 blocks last year. “I’m totally excited,” Cavanaugh said. “It’s the perfect school for me. They have a really good physical therapy program. I’ll come in as one of their big middles, so I’m really excited about that.” YSU has a new head coach in Krista Burrows. “Jenna is a smaller middle blocker in stature but
plays much bigger,” Burrows said in a press release. “She is a big jumper, and her natural athletic ability is the trait that we saw in her immediately. She will bring in the most experience for us in the middle in the freshman class, and we will look for her to see a lot of court time.” Both volleyball players are proud of the success they’ve helped build at the school. “I’ll miss all my friends and I’ll miss this school terribly,” Cavanaugh said. “Growing up here, it’s hard to move away from some-
thing like that.” Jolly, the senior basketball player, will start at NKU as a walk-on and redshirt his freshman season. He will major in business. “It’s always been my dream to play for NKU,” he said. “I’m glad to have that opportunity.” Jolly will miss his time with the Camels. “I really like the people here,” he said. “Everybody is really easygoing and fun to be around. It’s awesome that all these people came out to support me, Natalie and Jenna. It’s big that we’re moving on to play.”
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This week in track and field
• Campbell county boys placed first in the Campbell County Championships, April 20. Newport placed second, Bishop Brossart placed third, Newport Central Catholic placed fourth, Highlands finished fifth and Bellevue finished sixth. Campbell’s Alexx Bernard won the 800 meter in 1:57.87; Robbie Scharold won the 1600 meter in 4:38.87; Aaron Lyon won the long jump at 19 feet, 7 inches; Campbell County won the 4x200 meter relay in 1:35.30, and the 4x400 meter relay in 3:36.00; Scharold won the 3200 meter run in 10:45.14. Newport’s Branden Carter won the 100 meter in 11.69, the 200 meter in 23.73 and the 400 meter in 52.58; Jordan Hatfield won the high jump at 5 feet, 10 inches; Rob Washington won the 110 meter hurdles in 15.98; Hatfield won the shot put at 41 feet, 6 inches, and the discus at 132 feet, 11 inches; and Dimarko Foster won the triple jump at 38 feet, 9.75 inches. Brossart won the 4x800 meter relay in 9:03.76. New Cath’s Schaefer won the pole vault at 11 feet, 6 inches. Highlands’ Bruns won the 300 meter hurdles in 42.98. Bellevue won the 4x100 meter relay in 46.58.
Carly Hill, a seventh-grader at Highlands Junior High School, dives to a medal in the USA Diving National Championships at Miami University in April.
Carly Hill, a 13-year-old 75-pound, 5 foot, 3-inch tall seventh-grader from Highlands Junior High School, medaled in the USA Diving National Championships at Miami University in April. Hill was one of 28 female qualifiers out of 125 participants who attempted to qualify from all across the country. She was also the only female diver from the Tristate area to medal at the U.S. Diving National Championships.
Last summer, Hill was the national champion for the 12-year-old division. In 2009 she was the youngest participant in the Kentucky High School State Championships placing sixth. This year at the 2010 Kentucky High School Diving Championships, again the youngest participant, she went head to head with 16, 17, 18 and 19 year olds placing fifth and catching everyone by surprise. When asked about her goals, she said she is cur-
rently working on all the skills/dives that will allow her to compete at the U.S. Diving Senior National Zone Qualifiers this summer. Senior national qualifiers include the top collegiate divers in the United States as well as members of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team. Her coaches, Paul Glassman and Lori Rapp, from Tri State Diving said Hill is the hardest-working, most-dedicated, quietly fierce competitor they have worked with in their 30 years of coaching experience.
Time to nominate Sportsmen of Year More than 90,000 votes were cast in last year’s inaugural Community Press and Community Recorder Sportsman and Sportwoman of the Year online contest. Now, it’s time for high school fan bases to rally once again for 2010. Here’s the gameplan: Online readers will select 30 high school athletes (half male, half female) on 15
different newspaper ballots in Ohio and Kentucky who meet the highest standards both on and off the field. In Kentucky, there will be a Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year winner for each of the three Northern Kentucky counties Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties. Voting occurs in two waves. Readers can nominate an athlete until April
29 by going to the nky.com/preps page and clicking on the yellow/green Community Recorder Sportsman of the Year icon on the right side. In their nominations, they should explain why this athlete deserves the honor. The nominations will be used to create ballots that online readers will vote on from May 13 to midnight June 10.
Online vistors will be able to vote more than once. The top vote-getters will be featured at NKY.com and in your local newspaper June 24. Public voting on the nominations will begin May 13. As with sports, the greatest effort gets the greatest result in this contest. Questions? E-mail Melanie Laughman at
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April 29, 2010
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• Campbell County beat Newport 12-0 in five innings, April 14. Campbell’s winning pitcher was Miller, and Byrne was 2-3 with three RBI. • Villa Madonna beat Silver Grove 10-0 in five innings, April 14. • Bishop Brossart beat St. Henry 1-0, April 14. Brossart’s Alicia Miller pitched nine strikeouts, and Molly Williams had an RBI. • Bishop Brossart beat Scott 9-0, April 22. Brossart’s Alicia Miller pitched 11 strikeouts, and Emily Schubert was 2-3, hit a double and a triple and had two RBI. • Bellevue beat Silver Grove 18-10, April 22. Bellevue’s winning pitcher was Maddie Blevins with six strikeouts, and Cassie Glancy was 3-5 with two RBI and a homerun. Silver Grove’s Amber Fancher was 25 and hit a double. • Ryle beat Highlands 13-1, April 22. Highlands’ Allie Conner was 2-3. • Newport Central Catholic beat Dayton 5-1, April 22. New Cath’s Danielle Hausfeld pitched 12 strikeouts, and Kelsey Feeback had two RBI. • Newport Central Catholic beat Breathitt County 5-4, April 23 in the Tanner Dodge Classic at Powell County. NCC’s Danielle Hausfeld pitched 14 strikeouts, and Hannah Thiem
was 2-3 with three RBI. • Bishop Brossart beat St. Patrick 13-0, April 24. Brossart’s winning pitcher was Alicia Miller, and Lindsay Griffith was 2-2, hit two doubles and had six RBI. • Madison Southern beat Newport Central Catholic 3-2, April 24. • Newport Central Catholic beat Bath County 8-5, April 24. New Cath’s Danielle Hausfeld was the winning pitcher, and Stephanie Hardesty had two RBI.
More in tennis
• Campbell County boys beat Bellevue 5-0, April 14. Campbell’s Humbert beat Berkeneier 8-0; Whittrock beat Thompson 8-1; Jaggers beat Blanken 8-0; Neises-Smith beat Rosenbaum-Isbell 8-0; Steele-Geisen beat DuffyThompson 8-0. Campbell advances to 4-2 with the win. • Highlands girls beat St. Henry 5-0, April 14. Highlands’ Meredith Laskey beat Reinert 6-0, 6-0; Carrie Laskey beat Adams 6-0, 6-0; Becca Scott beat B. Snodgrass 6-0, 6-0; Abby Herman and Lexi Herman beat Doyle and Heitzman 6-0, 6-0; Hannah Laskey and Becca Stratton beat Bockweg and C. Snodgrass 6-0, 6-0. Highlands advances to 4-0 with the win.
• Campbell County beat Bellevue 2-0, April 14. Campbell’s Franzen and Garafallo beat Batsth and Randolph 8-5, and Roaden and Davis beat Phelps and Tallon 8-2.• Highlands girls beat Holy Cross 5-0, April 20. Highlands’ Meredith Laskey beat Reynolds 6-0, 6-0; Carrie Laskey beat Guenthner 6-0, 6-0; Becca Stratton beat Elbert 6-3, 6-0; Herman and Hannah Laskey beat Butts and Kunzelman 6-0, 6-0; Mallory Martz and Becca Scott beat Groneck and Hornbeck 6-0, 60. Highlands advances to 6-0 with the win. • Campbell County beat Pendleton County 3-2, April 21. Campbell’s Evan Humbert beat Shell 10-5; Jared Wittrock beat Estepp 10-2; Ben Brewer beat Huck 8-0. Campbell advances to 6-2 with the win. • Campbell County girls beat Pendleton County 4-1, April 21. Campbell’s Gerlach beat Clark 8-0; Bricking beat Rogers 8-6; Hubig beat Teegarden 8-3; Ampfer-West beat Burton-K. Antrobus 8-3. Campbell advances to 3-2 with the win. • Campbell County boys beat Harrison County 3-2, April 22. Campbell’s Alex Russell beat C. Smith 6-7, 6-0, 6-4; Evan Humbert beat McCauley 6-3, 6-3; Josh Graff and Joel Geiman beat McDonald-Burnett 6-1, 6-3.
More in track and field
• Campbell County girls placed first in the Campbell County Championships, April 20. Highlands placed second, Newport Central Catholic was third, Bishop Brossart was fourth, Bellevue was fifth and Newport placed sixth. Campbell’s Anna Carrigan won the 400 meter in 60.49; Carolynn Dreyer won the 800 meter in 2:23.85; Robinson won the 1600 meter in 5:31.02; Kennedy Berkley won the 110 meter hurdles in 4:16.78; Lorin Martin won the 3200 meter run in 12:54.23. Highlands’ Weyer won the 200 meter in 27.68, Highlands won the 4x100 meter relay in 53.00; Laura Geiman won the pole vault at 8 feet; and Rosenhagen won the triple jump at 33 feet, 1.75 inches. New Cath’s Emma Heil won the high jump at 5 feet, Brittany Fryer won the long
jump at 14 feet, 4 inches; New Cath won the 4x800 meter relay in 10:20.11; and Schultz won the shot put at 34 feet, 4.25 inches. Bellevue’s Britt won the discus at 101 feet, 2 inches. • Newport girls placed fifth in the Jaguar Invitational at Cooper, April 23. • Newport boys placed fourth in the Jaguar Invitational, April 23. Newport’s Rob Washington won the 110 meter hurdles in 15.5, and the 300 meter hurdles in 42.9.
was 2-5, hit a double and scored a homerun. • Highlands beat St. Henry 16-8, April 21. Highlands’ Corey Dill was the winning pitcher, and Sam Liggett was 2-5, hit a double and had four RBI. • Ryle beat Newport Central Catholic 9-5, April 24. NewCath’s Murphy was 2-3 and hit a double.
More in baseball
• Campbell County beat Bishop Brossart 11-10, April 21. Campbell’s Michael Teegarden was the winning pitcher, and Ryan Steffen was 4-5, hit a double, scored two homeruns and had four RBI. Brossart’s Anthony Steffen
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Sports & recreation
April 29, 2010
Bishop Brossart won the 10th Region All “A” the weekend of April 17, defeating Nicholas County and Calvary Christian. This is their seventh consecutive 10th Region “A” title, the second under head coach Matt Grosser. Brossart beat Nicholas County 7-2 in the semi-finals. Junior Travis Norton pitched 6 innings, giving up 2 earned runs and striking out 6. Norton went 2 for 3 at the plate. Senior Stevie Popovich also went 2 for 3 in the game. Brossart beat Calvary Christian 7-4 in the championship game. Senior David Greis earned his 6th win of the season with no defeats, giving up 1 earned run in 3 innings against Calvary Christian. Junior Trevor Bezold went 3 for 4 with a pair of runs batted in. Travis Norton went 2 for 3 with a pair of RBI. Stevie Popovich again came through at the plate going 2 for 4 with a double, run scored and an RBI. Brossart (14-4) advanced to the ninth/10th sectional playoff game where they played Beechwood (12-5) after a 5-4 win over NCC. The winner goes to the “A” state tournament.
The Bishop Brossart High School baseball team celebrates winning the 10th Region All “A” Classic the weekend of April 17. In front are Brett Lockman, David Greis, Luke Dischar and Chris Meehan. In middle are Justin Bezold, Anthony Steffen, Trevor Bezold, Travis Norton, Jared Hahn, Joey Martin, Stevie Popovich, Dylan Embs and Nick Woeste. In back are Connor Boesch, Nick Hamberg, Zach Fardo, Jake Ollier, Ian Hehman, John Schack and Tanner Norton.
Making the All-Tournament Team, from left, are Bishop Brossart baseball players Brett Lockman, Trevor Bezold and Travis Norton.
Bishop Brossart senior baseball team members celebrate their first-place victory in the 10th Region All “A” Classic, the weekend of April 17. From left are Brett Lockman, Stevie Popovich, David Greiss, Joey Martin and Anthony Steffen.
Camels strike it big
The Campbell County High School girls' bowling team won the regional tournament March 6. Top row, from left: Coach Nathan, Julie Ampfer, Sarah Herbstreet, Coach Ron, Sam Mann, Sara DeMoss, Ashley Seibert, Ginny Matthews, Coach T.J. Vogelpohl, Rachael Smith. Front row: Erica Biddle, Brianne Vogelpohl, Erica Hickman.
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Fort Thomas Recorder
April 29, 2010
Your Community Recorder newspaper serving Northern Kenton County
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
In support of Kevin Sell
Why do I support Kevin Sell? Simple - Cold Spring and Campbell County need a new direction at the judge-executive level. The county has languished under the current judge-executive. Campbell County contains one of the fastest growing cities in Kentucky - Cold Spring; however, over the past 12 years, county population decreased approximately 2 percent while Kenton and Boone County populations increased (U.S. Census Bureau). Of the three Northern Kentucky counties, Campbell County has the highest unemployment rate and the highest percentage of population below the poverty level. Over the last 10 years, due to city and state efforts, new economic vitality has centered on NKU, Cold Spring and Newport. Balanced/planned growth needs to be spread throughout Campbell County, especially in its industrial zones.
While the current judge-executive focuses on regionalism, our county is not getting the focused time and effort it deserves. The judge-executive position requires high energy, grass roots common sense, and a strong voice for all residents. The judge-executive needs to ask tough questions, conduct uncomfortable but respectful conversations, and be willing to make difficult but fair decisions. Kevin Sell possesses the energy, qualities and experience to fill the position’s requirements and bring a new direction to Campbell County. Cold Spring Mayor Mark A. Stoeber James Court Cold Spring
New direction for Campbell County
Now is the time for a new direction in Campbell County.
CH@TROOM Last week’s question
How did you spend, or how do you plan, to spend your tax refund? Was it more or less than last year? “I will spend my tax return supporting my Second Amendment!” Florence, Ky. “I applied my refund to my quarterly payments for the next year. It was about the same as last year.” G.G. “We got a little less than last year and will probably have to spend it on some home repairs that we've been putting off.” J.H. “Support FairTax!” “What tax refund?”
“Our refunds were directdeposited into our checking account, and the first thing I did was write a check for the ‘fair share’ of the refunds for my wife, based on her separate income. “I put the rest of it into a sort of ‘escrow’ fund in our checking account. I’ve maintained that ‘escrow’ fund as a cushion against bouncing checks for many years now. (I treat it as an ‘outstanding check’ every time I balance my checking account each month.) “It was about the same as last year, because I always have a lot more withheld than necessary, because I enjoy the feeling of a big refund. However, I have had to dip into the escrow fund because of a landscaping project that has cost us over $3,000, and a drive-
Do you or would you let your high school-age child go on a spring break trip? Why or why not? Send your response to email@example.com with “chatroom” in the subject line. way repair that will cost us some more in the next few weeks. But I’m glad it was there!” B.B. “We used ours to pay the first quarter estimated taxes for 2010.” J.S.B. “As a practicing CPA, I suggest that substantial tax refunds are usually the result of poor prior year planning (interest free loan to the government) or unexpected events. “We usually try to owe the government at the end of the year, but this year we both got a refund because of energy credits, stimulus rebates and unexpected 401(k) contributions. We applied ours to 2010 estimated payments (first one due 15 April) for our self-employment businesses.” F.S.D. “We owed money to both the state and federal governments this year due to receiving Social Security. In years past we always got a refund for several hundred dollars which we used for short vacations before school let out.” R.V. “We don’t get refunds!”
“Refund? What refund? I work for the federal government and I still couldn’t figure out how to get any money back!” M.M.
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The current fiscal court and judge-executive have hit us with consecutive tax increases-even in a depressed economy. Of the three northern Kentucky counties, we have the highest unemployment rate and very little, if any, growth in terms of population and industry. The spending in our county has been plagued by an elaborate, but backwards, county building outside of the county seat; a proposed clock tower; brand new furniture and signs; and an energy study that didn’t even include all of our buildings-including our courthouse in Alexandria. On May 18, Republican voters will have a primary that is more like a general election in terms of platform. You can vote to keep what you have, or you can vote for full-time service by a true public servant, Kevin Sell. Kevin’s platform is to move this county ahead and not play
regional games with our jobs and our taxes. He is also committed to streamlining and reforming the regional tax authorities like TANK and SD1. I serve with Kevin in the charitable arena and know him to be Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, and Pro-Campbell County. Trust me when I say that Kevin Sell will put the county back in Campbell County JudgeExecutive. Bill Rachford Alexandria City councilman and candidate for Alexandria mayor Alexandria
Campbell County is already on the right track
I was struck with the recent article by Mr. (Kevin) Sell regarding tax cuts and Mr. Bonar support of the Sell message. While I am all for tax cuts, I moved to Alexandria over five years ago to escape the out of control taxes of Hamilton County, I
Campbell County keeping quality services at low cost It’s hard to pick up a newspaper or surf the Web without coming across a story about a city, county or state forced to make drastic cuts in service and/or raise taxes as a result of the worst economy since the Great Depression. Many in our community read these stories and wonder how things are here at home. On that point, I’m happy to say that these doomsday scenarios won’t be playing out in Campbell County. In Campbell County, we live within our means. Each year, we produce a balanced budget that keeps spending low so citizens can keep more of their hardearned money. Did you know that Campbell County spends less per resident than any other city or county in Northern Kentucky except Villa Hills? It’s true. And what we spend, we spend wisely. That means we have still been able to keep our streets safe, expand and improve our parks, maintain and repave 200 miles of roads, and help more than 97 percent of Campbell County residents have access to city water. It hasn’t been easy. We have
had to rethink county government. We’ve worked hard to consolidate services where it’s logical and legal. We have instituted a hiring and wage freeze for county employees, and have asked them to pay more for their health care. But our moves have definitely paid off - the county built a $6 million reserve to see us through tough times. Campbell County has also been able to make some smart infrastructure investments. The new county administration building, for example, does more than just make it much easier for residents to do their county business by putting departments under the same roof. The county will save money over the long term because it owns the building. The same is true for the new jail. Did you know that the cost of the jail is the county’s single largest expense? The new jail, though, will actually reduce costs for the county by housing state prisoners. And we also save money by putting non violent offenders to work cutting grass, picking up trash and doing other jobs. Over the past few months, the
economy has startSteve ed to show some Pendery unmistakable signs of life. As condi- Community tions improve, Recorder Campbell County is guest in a great position columnist to take advantage. The moratorium on growth that has existed in large parts of the county has been removed, thanks to the new $85 million sewage treatment plant in Alexandria. Northern Kentucky University, which is the area’s key economic engine, continues to grow. Hundreds of millions of dollars in public and private investment have been spent already and more is in the pipeline. There is no doubt that these are challenging times. But thanks to smart spending, strategic investment and a strong dose of belt tightening, Campbell County will not only weather this storm but emerge stronger than ever. Remember that as you read about other places that are not quite as fortunate. Steve Pendery is running for re-election as the Campbell County judge-executive.
Carpenter bees prefer unpainted wood Question: There are bumble bees living in round holes in the lumber around my deck. How can I kill them and keep them from coming back? Answer: Those are actually carpenter bees. In the spring and early summer, homeowners often notice large, black bees hovering around the outside of their homes. These are probably carpenter bees searching for mates and favorable sites to construct their nests. Male carpenter bees are quite aggressive, often hovering in front of people who are around the nests. The males are quite harmless, however, since they lack stingers. Bare, unpainted or weathered softwoods are preferred, especially redwood, cedar, cypress and pine. Painted or pressure-treated wood is much less susceptible to attack. Common nesting sites include eaves, window trim, fascia boards, siding, wooden shakes, decks and outdoor furniture.
Carpenter bees overwinter as adults in wood within abandoned nest tunnels. They emerge in the spring, usually in April or May. Mike Klahr After mating, the Horticulture fertilized females Concerns excavate tunnels in wood and lay their eggs within a series of small cells. The cells are provisioned with a ball of pollen on which the larvae feed, emerging as adults in late summer. Female carpenter bees may excavate new tunnels for egg-laying, or enlarge and reuse old ones. The extent of damage to wood which has been utilized for nesting year after year may be considerable. Carpenter bees prefer to attack wood which is bare, weathered and unpainted. Therefore, the best
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also like to get some facts regarding where I move to. I found that Campbell county has lower current taxes than all of the near by counties, has good services, and is actually running in the black financially due to apparent good, sound finacial planning. It seems to me that the new “fancy building” in Newport might actually be beneficial to long term savings via consolidations of services in non rental properties as were used before. Yes taxes go up, it is inevitable but let’s remember that when unionized labor is involved, wages and benefits follow contrated agreements and they go up. So change for change sake while it seems a great idea, I submit that the last “Change” sold to voters nationally is not proving out to actually cut taxes. Leonard Peracchio Laurel Ridge Drive Alexandria
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way to deter the bees is to paint all exposed wood surfaces, especially those which have a history of being attacked. Wood stains and preservatives are less reliable than painting, but will provide some degree of repellency versus bare wood. To further discourage nesting, garages and outbuildings should be kept closed when carpenter bees are actively searching for nesting sites. Liquid sprays of carbaryl (Sevin), or a synthetic pyrethroid (e.g., permethrin or cyfluthrin) can be applied as a preventive to wood surfaces which are attracting bees. Although carpenter bees are less aggressive than wasps, female bees provisioning their nests will sting. Control treatments are best performed at night when the bees are less active, or while wearing protective clothing. Mike Klahr is the Boone County Extension Agent for Horticulture.
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April 29, 2010
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BEST FRIENDS FOREVER
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Best Friends (from left) Beth Meier, Maggie Schlosser and Allie Jackson pose for a picture at their school, Southgate Elementary School.
Southgate second-graders plan to be best friends always From joking around together to having sleepovers, three second-graders at Southgate Elementary School do everything together. Maddie Schlosser, Beth Meier and Allie Jackson have been friends for a couple years and the trio consider themselves to be best friends. “I like to play with them, and we have a lot of fun,” Schlosser said. While the girls have been friends awhile, it wasn’t until this past year that they
got really close, said Meier. “We made our own handshake,” Meier said. While most of their memories are good, they agreed there have been some bumps in the road. “There was this one time when Maggie and Beth got mad at each other and weren’t going to be friends anymore,” Jackson said. “So I had to get them back together and help them become friends again.” The girls said they think they’ll always be “BFF”.
THINGS TO DO Newport’s circus
While visiting the activities, shops and restaurants located at Newport on the Levee, make sure to experience the Amazing Portable Circus (photo) from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. April 30. The Amazing Portable Circus is known for its stilt walkers, jugglers, fire-eaters and balloon animals. They will be entertaining Newport on the Levee customers in front of the Cold Stone Creamery. For more information on the circus, visit amazingportablecircus.com.
The Boone County Farmers’ Market returns to the corner of Route 18 and Camp Ernst Road May 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will continue to be open seven days a week with those same hours. The market features fresh produce directly from the farmer and will have everything from apples to zucchini. For more information, visit www.boonecountyfarmersmarket.org. The market is located right next to the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service in Burlington.
The National Knife Collector Association Knife Show will take place April 30 to May 2 at the Drawbridge Inn in Fort Mitchell. Antique, new, custom and military knives will be on display from more than 150 dealers. For times, tickets and more information, visit www.nkcaknife.org or call 513-574-0899. The Drawbridge Inn is located at 2477 Royal Drive.
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The blanket of roses is given to Calvin Borel and Mine That Bird, after winning the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville in 2009.
Derby Day a gala party time By Chris Mayhew firstname.lastname@example.org
For people who can’t make it in person to Louisville’s Churchill Downs to sing the lyrics to “My Old Kentucky Home” the first Saturday in May, the next best thing is throwing or attending a Kentucky Derby Party. Bourbon-filled Mint Julep drinks, cucumber “Benedictine” spread, and a television to watch are often integral pieces for a party celebrating thoroughbred horse racing’s premier event. The 136th Kentucky Derby will be nationally televised on CBS from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1. Post time is 6:24 p.m. Lots of people attend Derby parties, and if you’re not invited you can start your own, said Bev Holiday, owner of the Kentucky Haus Artisan Center in Newport. To spruce up any Derby party, people often give away some type of party prizes that symbolize Kentucky, Holiday said. “Derby party gifts are always horse or Derbythemed,” Holiday said. The Kentucky Haus sells Derby-related items including commemorative ornaments and 2010 posterprint commissioned T-shirts in adult sizes, spun pewter mint julep cups, bourbon
Hats and roses are on display during the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville in 2007.
The winning hat at Turfway Park’s Derby party hat contest in 2009. balls, horse-shaped pasta, chocolate nut pie base and spoon bread mixes, and horse-themed cookie cutters. There’s even mint julep-scented candles and soaps and a selection of cookbooks including “Derby Entertaining.” David Domine, author of “Splash of Bourbon - Kentucky’s Spirit,” was at the Kentucky Haus signing copies of his book Sunday, April 25 in advance of the Derby and brought treats including whiskey truffles made with Four Roses bourbon covered in dry cocoa. The book includes popular Derby party foods including Derby Salad with hot bacon dressing and the Bourbon Benedictine, a cucumber spread based on the “Benedictine” created by Jenny Benedict at the beginning of the 20th century, he said. “The Derby is a fairly common time to see people making Benedictine,” Domine said. Joanna and Terry Mann of Fort Thomas have been throwing Derby parties for 18 years, first at their home and for the past two years
A mint julep.
in a tent at the Carnegie Event Center in Newport as a fundraiser for the soup kitchen at the Henry Hosea House in Newport. “The key to a successful Derby party is how the mint julep is made,” Joanna said. The trick to making a good mint julep is getting actual shaved ice, and not every place sells it, she said. They get their shaved ice at the Party Source in Bellevue, Joanna said. “And then you have to take fresh mint and then
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dredge that into the ice,” Joanna said. The size of the cup can’t be too big or too small, and how much the mint is dredged through the ice makes all the difference, she said. Joanna said she and her husband started going to the Churchill Downs while Terry was the 67th House district representative for about 18 years until 1986. The Manns send out invitations to more than 100 people decorated with photos of past Kentucky Derby winners and other Derby-related memorabilia. There’s horse confetti and party hats placed on the tables, and a big screen television to watch the race, Joanna said. Mostly, it’s about seeing people you might only see once a year, Joanna said. People don’t wear jeans to the Manns’ party, but they don’t necessarily dress as fancy as people attending the Derby in Louisville, she said. “If you’re lucky enough to go to the Derby, I mean you just see some great outfits,” Joanna said.
April 29, 2010
THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD F R I D A Y, A P R I L 3 0
The London Police Ride Again, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. The BLDG, 30 W. Pike St. New original works of Cincinnati- and Kentucky-themed paintings and videography. Free. 491-4228; www.bldgrefuge.com. Covington.
Friday Night Ballroom Dance, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Group lesson 8-8:30 p.m. DJ dance to multiple styles of ballroom dance music begins 8:30-10 p.m. $5. 291-2300; www.stepnoutstudio.com. Covington.
Go Green Fashion Friday, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Lexus RiverCenter, 633 W. Third St. Ecofriendly fashion show with trends by Mustard Seed Boutique and Alternative Motive. Lexus lease and bracelet giveaways. Cocktails available. Free. Presented by Cincy Chic. www.cincychic.com. Covington.
FOOD & DRINK
Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Cabernet II: What cabernets go well with spring and summer barbecues. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, 670 W. Third St. Free. 291-2550; www.depsfinewine.com. Covington. Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Kermit Lynch: Try some French and Italian wines for spring and summer. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, 90 W. Alexandria Pike, Free. 7818105; www.depsfinewine.com. Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, $5. 635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Camp Springs Vineyard, 6685 Four Mile Road, $1. 4480253. Camp Springs.
Garden Mart, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Ave. Annuals, perennials, herbs and pass-alongs. Gardeners available. Lunch available. 431-1786. Covington.
History Unearthed: Archaeology Speaks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Exhibit explores world of archaeology through photography, dig-site information and hands-on activities including actual staged indoor dig for all ages. Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free for members and ages 2 and under. 491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.
MUSIC - BLUES
Ricky Nye Inc. 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Chez Nora, 530 Main St. 491-8027. Covington.
MUSIC - CONCERTS
Quasi, 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. $13, $10 advance. 431-2201. Newport. NOFX, 8 p.m. With Teenage Bottlerocket and Tony Sly of No Use For a Name. Fermented and Flailing 2010 tour. Doors open 7 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. $22. Presented by Mad Hatter. 491-2444. Covington.
MUSIC - COUNTRY
Midnight Rain, 10 p.m. Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 356-1440. Independence.
MUSIC - JAZZ
New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. Directed by Bill Gemmer and features John Von Ohlen. 261-2365; www.deefelice.com. Covington.
MUSIC - POP
Last Call, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dollar Bill Tavern, 8074 U.S. 42, $3. 746-3600. Florence.
ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER
Guys and Dolls, 7:30 p.m. Ryle High School, 10379 U.S. 42, Theater. Classical musical comedy. $8, $5 seniors and students, $3 children. 384-5000, ext. 133; www.showtix4u.com. Union.
ON STAGE - THEATER
Gilligan’s Island: The Musical, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St. Gilligan, the Skipper, too, the millionaire and his wife (et cetera) are cast away in a musical version by the creator of the TV classic. $15, $12 seniors and students. Presented by Falcon Theater. Through May 15. 513-479-6783. Newport. Belles, 8 p.m. Village Players, 8 N. Fort Thomas Ave. The six Walker sisters hail from Memphis, but now they are scattered all over the country. Characters and conflicts emerge through phone calls among the sisters. $12. Through May 1. 392-0500. Fort Thomas. Spring Fling, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Fresh sketch comedy and vibrant rock ‘n’ roll celebrate life, love and laughter. $20-$30. Through June 12. 957-7625; www.shadowboxcabaret.com. Newport.
The Amazing Portable Circus, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. AMC Newport On The Levee 20, One Levee Way, Suite 4100, In front of Cold Stone Creamery. Strolling entertainment. Free. Presented by The Amazing Portable Circus. 513-921-5454; http://amazingportablecircus.com/. Newport.
National Knife Collector Association Knife Show, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Drawbridge Inn Hotel, 2477 Royal Drive, New and antique production, custom and military knives on display from more than 150 dealers. $7. Presented by National Knife Collectors Association. 513-574-0899; www.nkcaknife.org. Fort Mitchell. S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 1
Katalyst Talent Agency Open Call, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Katalyst, LLC, 525 West Fifth Street, Suite 118, All experience levels seeking representation with Katalyst. First come, first served. Requirements at Web site. Family friendly. Free. 581-4555. Covington.
Cork and Fork Cooking Class, 2 p.m. Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd. Cooking demonstrations with wine pairings. Family friendly. $20. Reservations required. 426-1042. Crestview Hills.
FOOD & DRINK
Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Kermit Lynch: Try some French and Italian wines for spring and summer. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, Free. 291-2550; www.depsfinewine.com. Covington. Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Cabernet II: What cabernets go well with spring and summer barbecues. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, Free. 7818105; www.depsfinewine.com. Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, $5. 635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Party Town, 6823 Burlington Pike, Free. 371-4466; www.partytownky.com. Florence. Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 448-0253. Camp Springs.
Garden Mart, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 431-1786. Covington.
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History Unearthed: Archaeology Speaks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free for members and ages 2 and under. 491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.
MUSIC - ROCK
“Altered” CD Release Show, 9 p.m. With 513 and Chakras. Doors open 8 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. $5. 4912444. Covington.
ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER
Guys and Dolls, 7:30 p.m. Ryle High School, $8, $5 seniors and students, $3 children. 384-5000, ext. 133; www.showtix4u.com. Union.
ON STAGE - THEATER
Gilligan’s Island: The Musical, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, $15, $12 seniors and students. 513-479-6783. Newport. Belles, 8 p.m. Village Players, $12. 392-0500. Fort Thomas. Spring Fling, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. 957-7625; www.shadowboxcabaret.com. Newport.
Free Comic Book Day 2010, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Comic Book World, Inc. 7130 Turfway Road, More than two million comic books to be given away by participating stores, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books. Every customer able to choose from a selection of free comics. Free. 371-9562; www.comicbookworld.com. Florence. The Amazing Portable Circus, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. AMC Newport On The Levee 20, Free. 513-921-5454; http://amazingportablecircus.com/. Newport.
National Knife Collector Association Knife Show, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Drawbridge Inn Hotel, $7. 513-574-0899; www.nkcaknife.org. Fort Mitchell. Free Comic Book Day, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Comics2Games, 8470 U.S. 42, Creator signings with Tony Moore, Marvel and Image Comics artist, and Ringtail Cafe with new allages book, “The Confectionaries.” Includes costumed characters, gaming, Yu-Gi-Oh sneak peek and more. Family friendly. Free. 647-7658. Florence.
SPORTS-REGISTRATIONS & TRYOUTS
Sports of All Sorts Youth Association Summer Recreational Basketball League, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, Ages 5-17. Practice begins May 17 and games begin May 22. $95. Registration required. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 372-7754; www.sportsofallsortsky.com. Union.
The Newport Gangsters Tour, 1 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. 5th St. Walk the streets where gangsters made their millions, gamblers lost their lives and ladies of the night earned their living. See buildings that housed casinos, brothels and speakeasies. $15. Presented by The Newport Gangsters. 951-8560; www.newportgangsters.com. Newport.
Leon Russell will perform at the Madison Theater Thursday, May 8, with Johnny Fink and the Intrusion at 8 p.m. Russell has played with Elton John, Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra, The Rolling Stones and many other well-known bands. To find out more about Russell, visit www.leonrussellrecords.com. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 491-2444 or by visiting www.madisontheateronline.com. S U N D A Y, M A Y 2
FOOD & DRINK
Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, $5. 635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 448-0253. Camp Springs.
Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night, 5 p.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Includes Shimmers gift certificate prizes. Free. 426-0490. Fort Wright. The Amazing Portable Circus, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. AMC Newport On The Levee 20, Free. 513-921-5454; http://amazingportablecircus.com/. Newport.
National Knife Collector Association Knife Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Drawbridge Inn Hotel, $7. 513-574-0899; www.nkcaknife.org. Fort Mitchell. M O N D A Y, M A Y 3
BUSINESS CLASSES Financing and Tax Strategies for Small Business, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Newport City Building, 998 Monmouth St. Informative session to review lending process, along with requirements for planning, preparation and applications. Free. Registration required. Presented by Northern Kentucky University Small Business Development Center. 4424281; www.smallbiznku.com. Newport. LECTURES
Growing Up Amish, 11 a.m.-noon, Covington Art Club, 604 Greenup St. Kate Scudder House. Roy Miller shares experience on growing up in an Amish community. Ages 12 and up. Lecture preceded by continental breakfast at 10 a.m. Free. 342-8305. Covington.
LITERARY - STORY TIMES
Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport. Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Stories, songs and activities. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. 781-6166. Cold Spring.
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Mayfair Garden Party, 11 a.m.1:30 p.m. Radisson Hotel Covington, 668 W. Fifth St. Silent auction, bake sale, lunch and guest speaker. Benefits Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center. Ages 18 and up. $40. Reservations required. 513231-5653; www.salvationarmycincinnati.org. Covington.
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Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m. Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 572-5033. Fort Thomas. Toddler Story Time, 9:30 a.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. 572-5035. Newport. Baby Time, 10 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Clap, sing and bounce with your child. Free. Registration required. 781-6166. Cold Spring.
College Financial Planning Workshop, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Campbell County High School, 909 Camel Crossing, Library. Workshop about financial planning for college for parents of all freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Topics include: Impact of planning for future college expenses, strategies to lower out of pocket expenses and maximize eligibility for aid, FAFSA and all other forms, private schools, negotiating and more. Free. Registration required, available online. Presented by Connexus. 513-753-1290; www.askconnexus.com/RSVP. Alexandria.
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LITERARY - STORY TIMES Pajama Story Time, 6:30 p.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 3 and up. Free. 781-6166. Cold Spring. Baby Time, 10 a.m. Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Walkers to age 2. Free. 572-5033. Fort Thomas. ON STAGE - THEATER
The Wedding Singer, 8 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St. Based on hit movie. $17. Presented by Footlighters Inc. 513-4748711; www.footlighters.org. Newport. Spring Fling, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. 957-7625; www.shadowboxcabaret.com. Newport.
College Financial Planning Workshop, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Highlands High School, 2400 Memorial Parkway, Room 107. Community Room. Workshop about financial planning for college for parents of all freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Topics include: Impact of planning for future college expenses, strategies to lower out of pocket expenses and maximize eligibility for aid, FAFSA and all other forms, private schools, negotiating and more. Free. Registration required, available online. Presented by Connexus. 513-7531290; www.askconnexus.com/RSVP. Fort Thomas.
Membership Preview Party, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. SouthShore, 400 Riverboat Row, For local visionary, entrepreneurial women. Includes light hors d’oeuvres. $20 cash only, $10 advance. Reservations required. Presented by 85 Broads Cincinnati Chapter. 4318000; http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e2u4aug53f392cfa. Newport.
Church Night, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. R.E.C.A. Roller Rink, 11 Viewpoint Drive, Skating to Christian music. Includes skate rental. Family friendly. $5. 635-4273. Alexandria. T U E S D A Y, M A Y 4
BUSINESS SEMINARS Health Care/Health Share Series: Creating Mentally Healthy Workplaces in Troubling Times, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Center, 300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 330. $15 future members; free for pre-registered chamber members. Presented by Health Care/Health Share. 578-6399; www.nkychamber.com. Fort Mitchell. COMMUNITY DANCE
Line Dancing, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co. 727-0904. Fort Wright.
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See Olympic silver medalists Qing Pang and Jian Tong, pictured, skate with Smuckers Stars on Ice at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at U.S. Bank Arena. Also on the tour are 2010 Olympic silver medalists Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto, 2010 Olympian Jeremy Abbott, silver medalist Sasha Cohen, World Champion Todd Eldredge, bronze medalist Michael Weiss and more. Tickets are $26.50-$131.50. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 5725033. Fort Thomas.
Cirque du Soleil - Alegria comes to The Bank of Kentucky Center Thursday, April 29, through Sunday, May 2. Pictured is the tribal and magical Fire-Knife Dance from a previous performance. “Alegria” is a mood piece about the passage of time, youth, old age and the handing down of power. It features artists using trapeze, hand balancing, manipulation and clowns and singers. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. April 29-30 and May 1; 3:30 p.m. April 30 and May 1; and 1 and 5 p.m. May 2. Tickets are $97-$42 for adults and $78-$34 for ages 2-12; plus fees. Visit www.bankofkentuckycenter.com.
April 29, 2010
Dealing with our Whatifs and Worries
“Last night while I lay thinking here, some Whatifs crawled inside my ear, and pranced and partied all night long, and sang their same old Whatif song:… Whatif I start to cry? Whatif I get sick and die? … Whatif nobody likes me? Whatif a bolt of lightning strikes me?” In this poem in, “A Light in the Attic,” author Shel Silverstein describes many of the worries that beset childhood minds. But don’t forget that the Whatifs grow up with us. For even as adults we have our own Whatifs crawling inside our ears at night, don’t we? For us, their content is different. They suggest such other things such as, “Whatif our love doesn’t last? Whatif the kids grow up too fast? Whatif my job is lost? Whatif I get a rotten boss? Whatif that ache is something serious? Whatif I age and become delirious?
Whatif I didn’t lock the house? Whatif I’m left by my spouse?” Worries are a constantly buzzing around our heads. If we Father Lou take them seriGuntzelman ously, they destroy peace of Perspectives mind, develop suspicions, and diminish enjoyment. They always threaten us with woeful events allegedly waiting around the corner. It doesn’t matter that studies show 80 percent of our worries never happen. Then we worry that the studies are wrong – especially in our case. What to do about handling our worries? First, make the distinction between angst and anxiety. Angst is the German word for the
anticipatory dread that is present in all of us as we recognize just how vulnerable we are. Angst is existential, which means it comes along with existing as a human being. Though we develop strategies to avoid it, there is no person who avoids all worries. So, what to do? For one thing, do not deny the fact that some stress or angst comes along with the living of life. As analyst James Hollis Ph.D. states, “An acceptance of this angst as normal is healthy; its denial is pathological, and will sooner or later result in some lifeestranging behavior, or worse, the trivialization of the journey.” Anxiety, on the other hand, is a free-floating condition which may be activated by almost any specific event in our lives: such as giving a speech before a large crowd, going through an important interview, a court appearance,
a medical operation, a wedding ceremony, etc. Its intensity is partly determined by one’s particular history. The more unsettled one’s family of origin, cultural setting, or environment was, the more anxiety is usually experienced. Beneath an anxiety one is going through there is usually buried a thread that reaches back to a childhood fear. It’s greatly advantageous to us to discover our early fear that still exercises such power over us. To be free entirely of angst or anxiety in our lives is unrealistic. That’s good to remember as we try to contain our worries. It also enables us to have a certain compassion for not only for ourselves but also for others. To possibly alleviate anxiety, someone has remarked that we already know the worst that can happen to us. We will die someday. Can we
be aware of that and still live as fully as possible all the days and years God gives us? Hollis believes we can help ourselves in dealing with our worried anxiety if we (1) accept the normality of anxiety, (2) seek the roots of the identifiable fears in our anxiety, then (3) simply do the best we can in living our lives fully, and forgive the rest. We are more important than what we fear. A great move toward personal liberation is accomplished when we can acknowledge our existential angst directly, know ourselves to be fragile beings clinging to a spinning planet hurtling through space, and at the same time be grateful for such a grand ride. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community press.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.
Air duct cleaning not a necessity, regardless of deal I’ve reported on this in the past but feel compelled to do it again because I’m seeing several companies advertising for air duct cleaning. The ads say the companies will clean your air ducts for as little as $39 or $49. But, the need for such cleaning is very questionable. Brent Melvin responded to one such ad for his Amelia house and now says he regrets it. “When I was on the phone I asked them about the ad, about it being $49, and she said, ‘Yes, $49, for the number of vents,’ ” said Melvin. After he ordered the cleaning and the technicians came to his house, they immediately began working and then presented a bill. “They really didn’t explain the bill but said it’s $2,000 to get everything done,” he said. Melvin objected to the cost, which covered everything from cleaning mold they said they found on a brand-new humidifier to cleaning dust mites. The technician then wrote up another bill. Melvin said the technician told him, “Well, if all you want is what we did
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then it’s going to cost this much.” T h a t price was a b o u t $590, and Melvin says he told them that was still way
too high. “I said four or five times, I said, ‘I don’t have that kind of money,’ ” he said. Melvin said the charge came as quite a surprise. “I said, ‘If I would have known before you did this I wouldn’t have had this done – because that’s why I called you was the ad for $49.’ He said, ‘Well that’s what we did.’ ” Reluctantly, Melvin said he ended up paying $553, because that’s as low as the supervisor on the phone would approve. “I felt like I was kind of forced and I couldn’t say, ‘OK, well leave.’ They were already packing up and getting ready to leave after they did the job,” he said. Later, Melvin inspected the air ducts and found uncovered holes – and vents that will no longer fit into the duct work. “I guess they didn’t put
this vent back on and they broke it off and didn’t say anything. I couldn’t put it back up so I just put duct tape over the hole they left,” he said. Under Ohio law you must be given an estimate for the cost of the work to be performed. The estimate can be either written, oral, or you can sign that you don’t want to get any estimate at all. You just can’t be given a bill after the work is already done. In addition, Ohio law requires you to get a tear-off cancellation form with the contract – a form you send back to the firm within three days if you wish to cancel. Melvin didn’t get a tearoff cancellation form so I told him to write the company and cancel now. He did that and has now received all his money back. The company is also paying for another firm to come over and repair the problems caused by the duct cleaning company. You need to know the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said duct cleaning has never been shown to actually prevent health problems. It said studies show dust adheres to duct surfaces and does not necessarily enter
the living space. In fact, the EPA does not recommend air ducts be cleaned routinely.
Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to
him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.
April 29, 2010
Eat like a winner with Derby Day recipes whole lot of different kinds of produce and have a nice amount of fruit trees, we don’t have a country estate. The whole point is you don’t need a plow and the lower 40 to create your own Garden of Eden.
I guess it’s a matter of perception. When I talk about my little patch of heaven here in Clermont County, someone will usually come up and ask to visit “the farm.” I have to laugh, because the word “farm” never enters my vocabulary, since we don’t own one. Yes, our home sits at the end of an old country road, but unlike some of the homes on the road, ours is fairly new. Although we grow a
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Legendary hot brown
From the Brown Hotel in Louisville. This is the real deal – I called the hotel and verified the recipe. They were so accommodating. I don’t know if I can wait
Rita Ingredients Heikenfeld (Makes two hot browns): Rita’s kitchen 2
ounces butter (1⁄4 cup) 2 ounces all-purpose flour (1⁄2 cup)
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1 quart heavy cream (I’d use whipping cream) 1 ⁄2 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, plus 1 tablespoon for garnish Salt and pepper to taste 14 ounces sliced roasted turkey breast 2 slices of Texas toast (crust trimmed) 4 slices of crispy bacon 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced in half Paprika and parsley
alongside the base of turkey and toast. Next, pour one half of the Mornay sauce to completely cover the dish. Sprinkle with additional Pecorino Romano cheese. Place entire dish under a broiler until cheese begins to brown and bubble. Remove from broiler, cross two pieces of crispy bacon on top, sprinkle with paprika and parsley, and serve immediately.
In a two-quart saucepan, melt butter and slowly whisk in flour until combined and forms a thick paste (roux). Continue to cook roux for two minutes over mediumlow heat, stirring frequently. Whisk whipping cream into the roux and cook over medium heat until the cream begins to simmer, about two to three minutes. Remove sauce from heat and slowly whisk in Pecorino Romano cheese until the Mornay sauce is smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. For each Hot Brown, place one slice of toast in an oven safe dish and cover with 7 ounces of turkey. Take the two halves of Roma tomato and set them
Make a simple syrup: combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar and a generous 1⁄2 cup roughly chopped spearmint leaves in a pan. Bring to a boil and cook until sugar dissolves. Let cool, then strain. Fill your frozen goblets (or even regular glasses, not frozen) with crushed ice and pour about 4 ounces good bourbon and 1⁄4 cup mint syrup in each. Go to taste on this! Top each with a sprig of mint and a straw which has been trimmed to barely come up to the top of the cups.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding two communities in Kentucky with $1.2 million in brownfields grants to help revitalize former industrial and commercial sites, turning them from problem properties to productive community use. Brownfields are sites where expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. The communities in Kentucky receiving brownfields assessment grants include: • City of Crab Orchard $200,000 cleanup grants • Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government - $200,000 assessment grants • City of Newport $200,000 assessment grants • Northern Kentucky Area Development District $200,000 assessment grants • City of Owensboro $400,000 assessment
grants In the Southeast, 30 communities have been selected to receive brownfields grants to assess, cleanup and redevelop properties. Nationally, 40 states, four tribes and one U.S. Territory will share more than $78 million in brownfields grants. In total, EPA is selecting 304 grants through the Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants programs: • 188 assessment grants, totaling $42.56 million, will conduct site assessment and planning for cleanup at one or more brownfields sites as part of a community-wide effort. • 17 revolving loan fund grants, totaling $17 million, will provide loans and subgrants for communities to begin cleanup activities at brownfields sites. Revolving loan funds are generally used to provide low interest loans for brownfields cleanups. • 99 cleanup grants, totaling $19.36 million, will
provide funding for grant recipients to carryout cleanup activities at brownfield sites they own. Since the beginning of the brownfields program in 1995, EPA has awarded 1,702 assessment grants totaling $401 million, 262 revolving loan fund grants totaling more than $256.7 million, and 655 cleanup grants totaling $129.4 million. As part of Administrator Jackson’s commitment to this program, the 2011 proposed budget includes an increase to $215 million for brownfields with a focus on planning, cleanup, job training and redevelopment. In 2002, the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act was passed. The brownfields law expanded the definition of what is considered a brownfield, so communities may now focus on mine-scarred lands, sites contaminated by petroleum, or sites contaminated as a result of manufacturing and distribution of illegal drugs (e.g. meth labs).
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Tornado season touches down in April Last year, 1,156 tornadoes touched down in the United States, resulting in 22 deaths, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Thirteen of those tornadoes touched down in Ohio, including two in Southwest Ohio, plus one in Northern Kentucky and two in Southeast Indiana. No fatalities occurred in Ohio. The totals were far less than 2008, when 2,192 tornadoes were reported. On average 800 tornadoes - resulting in 80 deaths
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Kentucky News Service Spring may have arrived in March, but April marks the start of tornado season. With window-smashing hail, high winds and tornadoes forecast this weekend for Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas, it’s probably a good time to dust off those survival skills, in case Greater Cincinnati gets a storm that packs a twirling punch.
and about 1,500 injuries are reported nationwide each year, according to the NOAA. Tornado season is unpredictable, said National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Snyder. “It’s not like hurricane season where there are large climate signals,” he said. “If thunderstorms or severe weather are being forecast, just pay attention to local media or a (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) All-Hazards Radio.”
Tornadoes didn’t make front-page headlines last year in Greater Cincinnati, but one did in Richmond, Ky., about 30 miles south of Lexington. Richmond was ground zero for an F3 tornado, the third-strongest rating on the five-tiered scale. Two people died when it ripped through town May 8, picking up a trailer home and throwing it into a nearby pond, killing two people inside. Later that month, two tornadoes were sighted in Greater Cincinnati, one in
Bethel and another near Wilmington. The latter was visible from the National Weather Service. No sufficient damage was done. Warnings of severe weather like tornadoes can now be received on electronic devices like home and cellular phones in many communities. Those with area codes 513 or 859 can sign up for a text message on a mobile phone whenever a tornado warning is issued in the area via the Hamilton County Emergency Management
Agency. Alerts are also sent in event of a natural disaster or a public safety emergency. To sign up, visit hamco-oh.smartmsg.com. Snyder also recommends that a severe weather preparedness plan be created in your home and business. “So if there is a tornado warning you know to go to the basement or an interior room, to make sure you are somewhere safe,” Snyder said.
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Kishmee Grotto presents Shriners Hospitals for Children with a $5,000 check as part of their philanthropic service to the community. Founded in the early 1900s, the Grotto is a Masonic fraternity that supports cerebral palsy organizations and dental work for children with special needs. The 25-member organization raises money through rodeos, circuses, spaghetti dinners and concerts. Shown are, from left, Bill Fisher of Fort Thomas, Gary Halberstadt of Independence and Charlie Dedden of Florence.
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Doug Dunn and Elaine Constable of Alexandria, KY and Teri and Mike Conn of Cleves, OH are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter Amanda Nichole Dunn to Adam Keith Rauch, son of Keith and Donna Rauch of California, KY.
Paul and Carol Winkler announce the engagement of their son, Matthew to Elizabeth Iles, daughter of the late Raymond and Sharon Iles. The bride-to-be is an ESL program consultant for the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services. The groom-to-be is the network administrator and boys’ varsity soccer coach for Fort Thomas Independent Schools. The wedding will be June 12, 2010 at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Thomas.
Amanda graduated from Campbell County High School in 2003 and went on to receive her BA in Marketing from Northern Kentucky University in 2007. She is currently employed with Susans Salon in Alexandria, KY. Adam graduated from Bishop Brossart High School in 2002 and went on to receive his Associates degree in Civil Engineering from Cincinnati State in 2005. He is currently employed with Duke Energy. The wedding will take place on May 15th, 2010 at Highland United Methodist Church in Fort Thomas, KY.
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The City of Newport and Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III, an affiliate of the Housing Authority of Newport, are pleased to announce applications are being accepted for the Newport CDBG-R Homebuyer Assistance Program. The Kentucky Department for Local Government has made available funds to provide $40,000 in down payment assistance to seven (7) households wishing to purchase homes being constructed or rehabilitated in the City of Newport. Two (2) additional homes are available with $34,400 each in down payment assistance. Down payment assistance will be secured by a mortgage on the homes which are purchased, but, 20% of these mortgages will be forgiven for each year the purchaser resides in their new home. After five (5) years, the amount provided in down payment assistance will never be repaid by the homeowner. (A ten-year mortgage period may be required on some of the homes). Applicants must: @have a favorable credit and rental history; @not now own a home; @successfully complete Homebuyer Education training; @ have been employed for at least the past twelve (12) months; and @not have any felony, violent crime and/or drug-related criminal history. *Applicant annual gross household income must fall within these limits: One person household-Income of $19,360 to $38,720 per year Two person household-Income of $22,160 to $44,320 per year Three person household-Income of $24,920 to $49,840 per year Four person household-Income of $27,680 to $55,360 per year Five person household-Income of $29,880 to $59,760 per year Six person household-Income of $32,120 to $64,620 per year *Persons holding Section 8 Vouchers may have incomes less than the minimum amounts shown above and still qualify to participate in this program, and two of the homes require a maximum of 60% of Area Median Income. Information regarding how applicants may enroll in Homebuyer Education training courses and applications for the program may be obtained by calling the Housing Authority of Newport at 859-581-2533. Calls will be taken Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm. Applications will be available beginning May 17, 2010 and shall be processed in they order they are received. Qualified applicants will be selected on a first come, first served basis. Applications may be obtained at 30 East 8th Street, 2nd floor, Newport, Kentucky. The City of Newport, Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III, the Housing Authority of Newport and the Kentucky Department for Local Government conduct business in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal Fair Housing laws and regulations. 1001553553
Letter carriers to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Northern Kentucky letter carriers will again help “Stamp Out Hunger” May 8 across America with your help in order to provide assistance to the rapidly increasing number of Americans who are struggling with hunger. Now in its 18th year, the “Stamp Out Hunger” effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. In 2010, drive organizers hope to exceed last year’s recordsetting total of 73.4 million pounds of donated food, as well as surpass one billion pounds of food collected over the history of the drive. To help “Stamp Out Hunger” in Northern Kentucky, simply leave a sturdy
bag containing non-perishable foods, like canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal, next to your mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 8. Food items should be in nonbreakable containers, such as boxes and cans. For more information about the annual “Stamp Out Hunger” effort in Northern Kentucky ask your letter carrier, contact your local post office, visit either www.helpstampouthunger.c om or www.facebook.com/StampOutHunger, or follow the drive at www.twitter.com/StampOutHunger.
Cold Spring resident Kyle Meadows, a hammer dulcimer player, will be performing at the Appalachian Festival at Coney Island, Friday, May 7 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visitors may also hear his music throughout the weekend around the park. After working as a scientist, wallpaper dealer, potter, teacher and more, Meadows realized he enjoyed playing music more than anything else and has been doing so full time for nearly 20 years. Festival hours are: Friday, May 7, 9 a.m. to 9p.m.; Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday May 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fantastic Friday special pricing: $4 adults, $2 seniors and kids; Saturday and Sunday pricing: adults $8, seniors (55+) $4, children 4-11 years $2, children 3 and under free. Parking $6. For information: www.appalachianfestival.org. PROVIDED
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NKY SUMMER CAMPS
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Bishop Roger Foys blessed the sacred oils to be used throughout the Diocese of Covington at the Chrism Mass held March 30 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington. The sacred oils were then distributed to members from all of the parishes throughout the diocese. Shown: Jean Theis, Joanna Goldstein, and Bill Theis with the sacred oils for St. Therese Parish in Southgate.
SUMMER CAMP YMCA
R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. School’s Finally Out. Daily through May 28. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, Themed weeks. Scholarships and care available. State child care assistance accepted. Ages 5-11. $170, $125 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Preschool Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-noon Part-day. At the Beach. Daily through May 28. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, Themed weeks. Scholarship and daycare available. State child care assistance accepted. Ages 3-5. $170, $125 members; part-day: $105, $75 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Teen Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through May 28. R.C. Durr
YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, Themed weeks. Scholarships available. State child care assistance accepted. Ages 11-15. $175, $130 members. Registration required. 5345700. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Camp Leadership in Training Program, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through May 28. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, Assist staff wit activities. Participants are selected through an interview process. Ages 13-16. $60, $30 members. Registration required. 534-5700; www.myy.org. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Day Camp, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through May 28. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, Camp Outback. Campers develop healthy spirits, minds and bodies through variety of sports and activities. Ages 3-15. $125-$175 per week. Registration required. 534-5700; www.myy.org. Burlington.
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R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Prorated super Sports Fan. Daily through June 4. R.C. Durr YMCA, $170, $125 members. Registration required. 5345700. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Preschool Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-noon Part-day. Prorated Wild, Wild West. Daily through June 4. R.C. Durr YMCA, $170, $125 members; part-day: $105, $75 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. Kenton County YMCA Traditional Day Camp, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Schools Out. Daily through June 4. Kenton County YMCA, 10987 Marshall Road, Weekly-themed activities. Scholarship assistance available. Ages 5-11. $120, $100 members; registration fee: $40 family, $25 child. Registration required. 781-1814. Independence.
Section 00020 INVITATION TO BID Date: April 29, 2010 PROJECT: Washington Trace Road and Oneonta Road Water Main Project, Campbell County, Kentucky SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT:
Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road Erlanger, Kentucky 41018
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE “CITY OF FORT THOMAS, KENTUCKY, CODE OF ORDINANCES” BY ADDING RECENT BUILDING CODES AS ADOPTED BY THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY.
Date: May 13, 2010 9:00 AM (Local Time)
At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed Work is generally described as follows: Construction of approximately 9,180 linear feet of 12" ductile iron water main and 5,250 linear feet of 12" C-900 PVC water main along Oneonta Road and Washington Trace Road from Stonehouse Road to Carthage Road in Campbell County, Kentucky. All Bids must be in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and Contract Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 Or Lynn Imaging 5323 Muhlhauser Road Hamilton, OH 45011 513.454.1040 Fax: 513.454.1039 email:email@example.com Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office of Lynn Imaging at the address indicated herein. Charges for all documents obtained will be made on the following basis: Charge Complete set of Bidding Documents $ 100.00 Complete set of Bidding Documents w/ Shipping $ 120.00 Charges for Bidding Documents and mailing and handling, if applicable, will not be refunded.
WHEREAS, from time to time, the Commonwealth of Kentucky adopts revised building codes for enforcement throughout the Commonwealth; and WHEREAS, when such revised codes are adopted by the Commonwealth, it becomes necessary for city ordinances to reﬂect those changes. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FORT THOMAS, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, AS FOLLOWS: SECTION I
Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the apparent qualified Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 90 days after the day of bid opening or for such longer period of time to which a Bidder may agree in writing upon request of the Owner. If a Contract is to be awarded, the Owner will give the successful Bidder a Notice of Award during the period of time during which the successful Bidder’s bid remains subject to acceptance. Richard Harrison, Vice President of Engineering Northern Kentucky Water District 1001554875
The Campbell County real property tax roll will be opened for inspection from May 3 through May 17, 2010. Under the supervision of the Property Valuation Administrator or one of the deputies, any person may inspect the tax roll. This is the January 1, 2010 assessment on which state, county, and school taxes for 2010 will be computed. The tax roll is in the office of the Property Valuation Administrator in the county administration building in Newport and may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.
§ 150.01 ADOPTION OF KENTUCKY BUILDING CODE, KENTUCKY RESIDENTIAL CODE, AND STANDARDS OF SAFETY; ENFORCEMENT AGENTS.
Any taxpayer desiring to appeal an assessment on real property made by the PVA must first request a conference with the PVA or a designated deputy. The conference may be held prior to or during the inspection period.
(A) The Kentucky Building Code and the Kentucky Residential Code, as contained in Chapter 7, Title 815 of the Kentucky Administrative Regulations; the Kentucky Plumbing Code, as contained in Chapter 20, Title 815 of the Kentucky Administrative Regulations; and the Kentucky Standards of Safety, as contained in Chapter 10, Title 815 of the Kentucky Administrative Regulations, together with any amendments, are hereby adopted by reference as if fully set forth in this code of ordinances. Copies of the above codes and any amendments thereto shall be placed on ﬁle in the ofﬁce of the City Clerk, or the City Clerk’s designee, where they shall be available for public inspection during normal business hours. (B) The appropriate city ofﬁcial employed by the city shall be designated as the local enforcement agent for the Kentucky Building Code, Kentucky Residential Code and Standards of Safety, and the Kentucky Plumbing Code. A Kentucky State Plumbing Inspector, as designated by the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction, shall serve as the local enforcement agent of the Kentucky Plumbing Code. § 150.02 APPLICATION OF KENTUCKY BUILDING CODE TO SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLINGS. The application of the Kentucky Building Code is hereby extended to all singlefamily dwellings in the city, which are to be constructed or remodeled. § 150.04 PERMIT FEES.
(1) A building permit for the construction or alteration of a building or structure shall require the payment of a fee at the following rates: Estimated Costs $0 to $1,000 1,001 to 10,000 10,001 to 40,000 40,001 to 70,000 70,001 to 100,000 100,001 to 150,000 Over 150,000
Fee $15 15 plus $10 per $1,000 105 plus 5 per 1,000 255 plus 4 per 1,000 375 plus 3 per 1,000 465 plus 2 per 1,000 565 plus 1 per 1,000
(2) If the estimated cost of construction provided by the applicant is not consistent with current construction costs, the building permit fee shall be based upon the current construction costs as established by sources such as F.W. Dodge and the Homebuilders Association. (a) The following formula shall be used to calculate residential construction costs. Living space: Basements: Attached garage: Detached garage:
$40 per square foot gross $8 per square foot gross $10 per square foot gross $15 per square foot gross
(b) The above is fees are indexed to 1988 costs and is are subject to annual administrative revision to reﬂect the current building costs per data available from B.O.C.A., sources such as F.W. Dodge or the Homebuilders Association. SECTION II That this Ordinance shall take effect from and after the earliest date provided by law following its adoption and publication as required by law. APPROVED: ____________________________________ Mary H. Brown, Mayor 1st Reading: April 5, 2010 Adoption:
April 19, 2010
Publication: April 29, 2010 ATTEST:
______________________________________ Melissa K. Kelly, City Clerk CE-1001554201-01
Any taxpayer still aggrieved by an assessment on real property, after the conference with the PVA or designated deputy, may appeal to the county board of assessment appeals. The taxpayer can appeal his assessment by filing in person or sending a letter or other written petition stating the reasons for the appeal, identifying the property, and stating the taxpayer’s opinion of the fair cash value of the property. The appeal must be filed with county clerk’s office no later than one work day following the conclusion of the inspection period. Any taxpayer failing to appeal to the county board of assessment appeals, or failing to appear before the board, either in person or by designated representative, will not be eligible to appeal directly to the Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals. Appeals of personal property assessments shall not be made to the county board of assessment appeals. Personal property taxpayers shall be served notice under the provisions of KRS 132.450(4) and shall have the protest and appeal rights guaranteed under the provisions of KRS 131.110. The following steps should be taken when a taxpayer does not agree with the assessed value of personal property as determined by the office of the Property Valuation Administrator. 1. He must list under protest (for certification) what he believes to be the fair cash value of his property.
(B) Building permit fees.
Bid security, in the form of a certified check or a Bid Bond in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the maximum total bid price, must accompany each Bid.
Contractor and all Subcontractors will be required to conform to the labor standards set forth in the Contract Documents. This project does fall under the provisions of KRS 337.505 to 337.550 for prevailing wage rates.
INSPECTION PERIOD FOR THE PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT ROLL
That the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, Code of Ordinances is hereby amended
Bids will be received on a unit price and/or lump sum basis as described in the Contract Documents.
The Successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Construction Payment Bond and a Construction Performance Bond as security for the faithful performance of the contract and the payment of all bills and obligations arising from the performance of the Contract.
LEGAL NOTICE CAMPBELL COUNTY PROPERTY VALUATION ADMINISTRATOR Campbell County Administration Building 1098 Monmouth Street Room 329, Newport, KY 41071
2. He must file a written protest directly with the Department of Property Taxation within 30 days from the date of notice of assessment. 3. This protest must be in accordance with KRS 131.110. 4. The final decision of the Revenue Cabinet may be appealed to the Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals. Daniel K. Braun Campbell County Property Valuation Administrator 1001552594
LEGAL NOTICE The Campbell County & Municipal Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 7:00 P.M. at the Campbell County Courthouse, 8352 E. Main Street, Alexandria, KY for the purpose of hearing testimony for the following: FILE NUMBER 71-10-TXA-01 APPLICANT: Campbell County Planning & Zoning Department REQUEST: Proposed text amendments to the City of Crestview Zoning Ordinance Article IX Section 9,10 Application of Zoning Regulations D. Permitted Obstructions in Minimum Required Yards 2. In Minimum of Front Yard Depths. Persons interested in this case are invited to be present. Information concerning this case is available for public inspection at the Campbell County & Municpal Planning & Zoning Office, 1098 Monmouth Street, Suite 343, Newport, KY Monday-Friday during normal business hours. /s/Peter J. Klear Peter J. Klear AICP Director of Planning & Zoning Date: April 22, 2010 Publish April 29, 2010 Campbell County Recorder 1353178/1001554400
LEGAL NOTICE The Campbell County Fiscal Court, at a regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. at the Campbell County Courthouse, 8352 East Main Street, Alexandria, Kentucky, will call for second reading and consideration of passage the following ordinance, said ordinance having been read by title and a summary given for the first time at the April 21, 2010, regular meeting of the Court. CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE O-04-10 AN ORDINANCE ENACTING AND ADOPTING THE 2010 S-20 SUPPLEMENT TO THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE COUNTY OF CAMPBELL, KENTUCKY (JULY 1, 2009 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2009) The full text of Ordinance O-04-10 will be on file in the Office of the County Clerk, Newport, Kentucky, and is on file in the Office of the Fiscal Court Clerk, Newport, Kentucky, and same is available for inspection and use by the public during regular business hours. I, Paula K. Spicer, Clerk of the Campbell County Fiscal Court, hereby certify that this summary was prepared by me at the direction of the Campbell County Fiscal Court and that said summary is a true and accurate summary of the contents of Ordinance O-04-10. Paula K. Spicer Fiscal Court Clerk
April 29, 2010
Hearing center recognizes Better Speech and Hearing Month
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May is Better Speech and Hearing Month, and Miracle-Ear Center of Cold Spring is offering tips to help people in the Cold Spring area find out if they should have their hearing evaluated. Scott Beall of Miracle-Ear Center of Cold Spring suggests local residents take the following self test, provided by the American SpeechLanguage-Hearing Association (ASHA), if they suspect they are suffering from hearing loss: 1. Do you have a problem hearing over the telephone? 2. Do you have trouble following the conversation with two or more people are talking at the same time? 3. Do people complain that you turn the TV volume
up too high? 4. Do you have to strain to understand conversation? 5. Do you have trouble hearing in a noisy background? 6. Do you have dizziness, pain, or ringing in your ears? 7. Do you find yourself asking people to repeat themselves? 8. Do family members or co-workers remark about your missing what has been said? 9. Do you misunderstand what others are saying and respond inappropriately? 10. Do you have trouble understanding the speech of women and children? Beall says that if you or anyone you know can
answer â€œyesâ€? to more than two of these questions, then a hearing test should be scheduled at a trusted hearing care provider, such as those available at MiracleEar Center of Cold Spring. â€œHearing loss is more prevalent than people suspect. In fact, the Better Hearing Institute reports that more than 31 million Americans suffer from the condition,â€? said Beall. â€œThere is no reason for so many people to go through life with a hearing impairment. Testing and treatment are available, and can drastically improve the quality of life for people with diminished hearing.â€? For more informationcontact Scott Beall at 859441-6165.
to the quality of that time. At St. Elizabeth Hospice, we help families say â€œletâ€™s make the most of the time we have left together.â€? Hospice treats the person, not the disease. Our emphasis is on comfort, enabling patients to spend their last days with peace and dignity. We can help you and the ones you love.
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If skin cancer is the last thing you want to think about this summer, hereâ€™s the first thing you should do. 1 in 5 Americans, or over 1,000,000 cases, will develop some form of skin cancer, making it the most common cancer in the U.S. Yet if found and treated early, itâ€™s 95% curable. So if you havenâ€™t had a skin cancer screening, or if itâ€™s been awhile, now is the time to get one. FREE. Just call any of the participating dermatologists listed below during Skin Cancer-Melanoma Detection and Prevention week (May 3â€“8, 2010) for your free screening. Itâ€™s quick. Itâ€™s painless. And it just might save your life.
Skin Cancer Screenings May 3 â€“ 8, 2010
Downtown Dr. Mitchell Ede
West Chester (University Point) University Derm. Consultants
Mason (North East) Dr. James Nordlund Dr. Jan Fu
872-2055, option 2 459-1988
Beechmont (East) Dr. Nancy Pelc
Milford (East) Dr. Robert Fixler Dr. Z. Charles Fixler Dr. Linn Jones
831-3003 831-3003 831-8087
Montgomery (East Central) Dr. Mona Foad Dr. K. William Kitzmiller
Mt. Auburn/Clifton (Central) Dr. Robert Fixler Dr. Z. Charles Fixler Dr. Brett Coldiron
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The City of Highland Heights Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 7:00pm, at 515 Main Avenue.
AN ORDINANCE INCREASING COMPENSATION OF THE MAYOR AND LEGISLATIVE BODY OF THE CITY OF WILDER, KENTUCKY.
The meeting will be held for all interested parties to hear and present evidence relative to the following application:
WHEREAS, the current compensation of the Mayor and legislative body of the City of Wilder, Kentucky was reviewed and determined to be low in comparison to other similar size and class of cities ; and
P&Z CASE #01-2010: AN APPLICATION FOR A TEXT AMENDMENT TO THE CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS ZONING ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO SECTION 9.21: REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO PARKING OR STORING OF TRAILERS. MOBILE HOMES, CAMPERS, INOPERABLE VEHICLES, AND OTHER SUCH TYPE EQUIPMENT.
The City will make every reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified disabled person in obtaining access to the meeting.
Participating Dermatologists by area. Western Hills (West) Dr. Marcella Bouchard Dr. Toby Mathias University Derm. Consultants
CITY OF WILDER, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE NO. 10-0401
If there is a need for the City to be aware of a specific disability, you are encouraged to contact the City Building at 859-4418575 so that suitable Arrangement can be considered prior to the date of the meeting. The City Office is open MondayFriday 9:00a.m., until 5:00pm.
Call one of these Dermatologists For an appointment during their office hours. Monday through Friday, April 28 â€“ May 7
OHIO Clifton (Central toward Downtown Cincinnati) Dr. Toby Mathias 872-2055, option 2 University Derm. Consultants (MAB) 475-7630
LEGAL NOTICE HIGHLAND HEIGHTS PLANNING & ZONING PUBLIC HEARING
Immediately following the Public Hearing, the regularly scheduled Planning and Zoning meeting will begin.
661-1988 872-2055, option 2 481-6161 475-7630
Jean A. Rauf, Clerk/Treasurer CMC Secretary to Planning and Zoning PUBLISH CCR: 04-29-2010 1001554845
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The City of Newport is requesting qualification packages for professional services for the Newport Riverfront Commons Bicycle/Pedestrian Corridor project. A copy of the Cityâ€™s portion of the project is available upon request.
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Requested services include (but are not limited to) the preparation of: preliminary and final design and engineering; delineation of existing and required rights-of-ways and easements; utility identification and coordination; construction plans; specifications; engineerâ€™s estimate; and permitting assistance. The response should contain the firmâ€™s qualifications, the team members who will work on this project, along with their qualifications and resumes. Submit six copies of the RFQ to the attention of the City Clerk, City of Newport, 998 Monmouth Street, 2nd Floor, Newport, Kentucky 41071, by Thursday May 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM local time.
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WHEREAS, considering the amount of work and increased demand of time required for the positions of Mayor and Council and considering that the last compensation review occurred ten years ago it was determined that a salary adjustment should be considered; and WHEREAS, the City Council feels an increase in compensation for the position of Mayor and Council is necessary and authorized pursuant to KRS 83A.070. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDER, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY AS FOLLOWS: SECTION ONE That effective January 1, 2011, the compensation for a City Council member for the City of Wilder, Kentucky will increase from One Hundred Fifty ($150.00) dollars per month to One Hundred Eighty Three Dollars and Thirty-Three Cents ($183.33) per month. SECTION TWO That effective January 1, 2011, the compensation for the Mayor of the city of wilder, Kentucky will increase from Three Hundred ($300.00 ) Dollars per month to Four Hundred ($400.00) Dollars per month. SECTION THREE 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. PRESENTED AT FIRST READING this 19th day of April 2010. PASSED AT SECOND READING this 22nd day of April 2010 /s/ Stanley Turner STANLEY TURNER, MAYOR ATTEST: /s/ Tracy Glahn TRACY GLAHN-CITY CLERK 1001554961
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PUBLIC NOTICE Campbell County Fiscal Court in conjunction with the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo), will be accepting bids via a Reverse Online Auction on May 6, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. eastern time (1:00 p.m. central) for the purchase of road salt for the county road department. For bid participation/registrati on and specification contact Orbis Online at 830-980-9085 or log onto www.orbisonline.com or contact Diane Bertke at Campbell County Fiscal Court (859-292-3838) or Scott Martin with KACo at (800-2645226). The Campbell County Fiscal Court reserves the right to reject/accept any and all bids. Bids will be accepted O N L I N E ONLY. 1001553791 LEGAL NOTICE A Public Hearing will be held by the City of Bellevue at the Callahan Community Center 322 Van Voast Ave. on May 12th 2010 at 6:45 p.m. for the purpose of obtaining written and oral comments from citizens regarding possible use of General City Funds for fiscal year 2011. All interested persons and organizations in the City of Bellevue are invited to the Public Hearing to submit oral and written comments. The proposed use of these funds will be identified at this hearing. 1001554949 LEGAL NOTICE A Public Hearing will be held by the City of Bellevue at the Callahan Community Center 322 Van Voast Avenue on May 12th, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of this hearing will be to obtain written and oral comments regarding the use of Municipal Road Aid and LGEA Funds. The City of Bellevue anticipates receiving in Municipal Road Aid $100,000.00 during the fiscal year 2011. Anticipated revenue from LGEA Funds total $30.00. All interested persons and organizations in the City of Bellevue are invited to the Public Hearing to submit oral and written comments for the possible use of these funds. These funds will be used for the construction, reconstruction, maintenance or repair of city streets. Any person(s) that cannot submit comments should call City Hall at 859-431-8888 so that arrangements can be made to secure their comments. Mary H. Scott City Clerk/Treasurer 1001554950
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Teresa L. Rust, 42, 3411 Lehman Road, Apartment 16, first degree possession of controlled substance - heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance, third degree criminal trespassing at 6711 Alexandria Pike, March 22. Marvin H. Hoffman, 43, 3411 Lehman Road, Apartment 16, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft by
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unlawful taking or shoplifting, third degree criminal trespassing, first degree possession of controlled substance - heroin at 6711 Alexandria Pike, March 22. Brian K. Chandler, 39, 3728 Peggy Ann Lane, DUI - aggravated circumstances - first offense, careless driving, failure of owner to maintain required insurance at AA Highway and Ky. 709, April 3.
Report of soda machine outside business broken into and bills and coins taken at 7901 Alexandria Pike, March 30.
Fraudulent use of credit card
Reported at 322 Brookwood Drive, April 4.
Lost or found property
Report of dealer tag lost during test drive at 7500 Alexandria Pike, April 6.
Incidents/reports First degree criminal mischief,
Second degree criminal mischief
Report of car wash stalls damaged and face of machine where money is inserted pried open at 8240 Alexandria Pike, March 30. Report of window broken at restaurant at 7150 Alexandria Pike, April 1.
Theft by unlawful taking
Report of lawn mower taken from car-port at 8278 Riley Road, March 31. Report of I-Pod, GPS and other items taken from vehicle at 140 Orchard
Lane, March 31. Report of constable campaign sign taken at 10 Wright Court, April 2. Report of purse taken from shopping cart at 6711 Alexandria Pike, April 5. Report of unknown person entered garage and took chain saw at 321 Washington St., April 7.
Theft by unlawful taking, theft of controlled substance over $300, harassment, violation of
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Report of prescription medication taken at 201 Washington St., April 5.
DEATHS Melba Bauer
Melba L. Andriot Bauer, 83, Fort Thomas, died April 19, 2010, at Carmel Manor Nursing Home, Fort Thomas. She was the owner of the former Summit Lodge in Fort Thomas and member of St. Therese Parish in Southgate. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Tom Bauer; sons, Frank Winburn of Fort Thomas, Lonnie Winburn of Southgate and Tom Winburn of Margate, Fla.; daughter, Cindy Winburn of Wilder; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery. Memorials: Carmel Manor, 100 Carmel Manor Road, Fort Thomas, KY 41075; or Go Red For Women, American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.
Leonard C. Beckerich, 80, Edgewood, died April 22, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth, Edgewood. He was a machinist for 20 years with American Laundry Machinery;
member of St. Pius X Parish in Edgewood, Elsmere Senior Center and Lakeside Senior Center. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Beckerich of Edgewood; sons, Mike Beckerich of Milford, Ken and Larry Beckerich of Independence; daughters, Kathy Beckerich of Burlington and Lori Cole of Florence; brother, Joseph Beckerich of Cold Spring; sister, Gertrude Gausepohl of Covington; brothers, Ambrose Beckerich of Alexandria, Urban and Louis Beckerich, both of Claryville and Frank and John Beckerich of Highland Heights; sister, Agnes Perry of Alexandria and Sister Mary Michelyn SND of Covington and six grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Kidney Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 2200 Victory Parkway, Suite 510, Cincinnati, OH 45206; or Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.
Roy Bishop Jr.
Roy Bishop Jr., 59, Covington, died April 24, 2010, at Florence Park
Nursing & Rehab Center. He was a truck driver for MidState Trucking. Survivors include his daughter, Angela Bishop of Covington; son, Roy â€œL.B.â€? Bishop III of Kenton County; brothers, William Bishop of Crittenden, Dennis Bishop of Covington and Richard Anderson of Fairfield; sisters, Donna Smith of Covington, Anita Hicks of New Columbus, Ky., Denise Bishop of Dayton, Ohio, and Carla Bishop of Fort Thomas; and two grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017, or Florence Park Nursing & Rehab Center, 6975 Burlington Pike Florence, KY 41042.
Marcella Gutapfel Born, 72, Melbourne, a homemaker, died April 21, 2010, at River Valley Nursing Home, Butler. Survivors include her husband, Ralph â€œBudâ€? Born; daughters, Cathy Herald and Deborah Joering of Melbourne; sons, James Born of Brack-
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Father Joseph Nicholas Boschert, 74, California, died April 21, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was ordained a priest June 25, 1960 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington. Survivors include his sisters Mary Ann McGrath of Fort Thomas, Bernice Braun of Southgate and Margaret Kehoe of Fort Thomas. Burial was in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, California. Cooper Funeral Home, Alexandria, handled the arrangements.
Memorials: Priestsâ€™ Retirement Fund, P.O. Box 15550, Covington, KY 41015-0550; or Sts. Peter & Paul Church, 2163 California Crossroads, California, KY 41007-9713.
William Virgil Bowling, 58, Dayton, died April 24, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Hi son, Virgil Bowling, died in 2006. Survivors include his wife, Debbie Bowling; son, Michael Williams of Highland Heights; daughters, Donna Burton of Florida and Nicole Clayborn of Covington; brother, Ed Bowling of Glencoe; sisters, Reva Downard of Alexandria and Linda Belden of Michigan; and nine grandchildren. Burial was at the convenience of the family.
Barbara Jean Brewer, 67, Bellevue, died April 18, 2010, in Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker, member of the National Society Daughters of America and worked for Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. Survivors include her son, Kenneth Farrell of Fort Thomas; daughters, Paula Ehrenfels of Silver Grove and Candice Webber of Alexandria; brother, Gregg Ehlman; sisters, Dianne
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James “Jim” Burkart, 78, Fort Thomas, died April 23, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was captain of the Newport Fire Department for 27 years and a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force and a Korean War Veteran. He was also a lifetime member of the Lawler-Hanlon VFW Post #5662 and owner/operator of Burkart’s Carryout in Newport. He coached knothole baseball and also played semi-pro baseball. He was inducted into the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame in 1983 as an outstanding baseball player. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Ramona Herms Burkart; son, Jim Burkart Jr. of Pendleton County; daughters, Linda Whalen of Florence, Debbie Plummer of Alexandria, Karen Schunk of Cincinnati and Cindy Fangman of Edgewood; brother, Joseph Burkart of Alexandria; sisters, Pat Martz of Ross, Ky., Bev Warndorf and Sue Thomas, both of Fort Thomas, and Judy Schumacher of Cold Spring; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery.
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Sister Martha Rose Fetterhoff, Contemplative Sisters of the Good Shepherd, 84, Fort Thomas, died April 20, 2010, in Fort Thomas. She worked for many years in the sewing room at Villa Maria creating detailed embroidery work. She was a cook and worked in the altar bread room, played violin, sang and enjoyed wrapping all the gifts for the community throughout the year. Burial was St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Muehlenkamp Funeral Home, Fort Thomas, is handled the arrangements. Memorials: Sisters of the Good Shepherd Pelletier Hall, 930 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.
Paul Garmany, 59, of Monroe, Ohio, formerly of Highland Heights, died April 15, 2010, at his home. He was a production control manager for Silfex Corporation and former member of St. Patrick’s Church, Taylor Mill. Survivors include his wife, Regina Fitzsimmons-Garmany of Monroe; son, Jacob Michael Garmany of Monroe, Ohio; daughters, Tiffany Garmany of Monroe, Ohio and Ashley Garmany of Blue Ash, Ohio; parents, Loyce and Dorothy Garmany of Highland Heights; brothers, Michael Garmany of Wilder and John Garmany of Cold Spring. Fares J. Radel Funeral Home, Cold Spring, handled the arrangements. Memorials: St. Patrick’s Church,
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Edward Carl Gerner, 90, of Covington, formerly of Fort Thomas, died April 21, 2010, at St. Charles Care Center, Covington. He was salesman for the Keebler Cookie Company and a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. His wives, Edith Scherder Gerner and Virginia Zier Gerner, died previously. Survived include his daughters, Holly Ruschman of Erlanger, Pam Kramer of Edgewood and Linda Herms of Alexandria; sons, Ed Gerner of Saratoga, N.Y. and Frank Gerner of Alexandria; brother, William Gerner of Cincinnati; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Middendorf Funeral Home, Fort Wright, handled the arrangements. Memorials: St. Charles Care Center, 500 Farrell Drive, Covington, KY 41011.
Thelma J. Harris, 88, of Highland Heights, formerly of Newport, died April 19, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Stephens Church. Her husband, Alvin Harris, died previously. Survivors include her son, Jimmy Harris of Cold Spring; two granddaughters, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephens Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Parish Kitchen, 141 W. Pike St., Covington, KY 41011.
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Jack L. Knock, 68, Erlanger, died April 18, 2010, at his home. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Knock; sons, Jack Knock of Alexandria, Tony Knock of Covington, Greg Marksberry of Union and Brian Hatley of Florence; daughter, Tanya Morrow of Lancaster, Ky. and 11 grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017, or charity of donor’s choice.
Survivors include her nephew, Vince Reckers and his family. Muehlenkamp Funeral Home, Fort Thomas, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Sisters of Divine Providence, 1000 St. Anne Drive, Melbourne, KY 41059.
Ralph K. Merrill, 85, Covington, died April 18, 2010, at Rosedale Manor, Covington. He was an electric motor repair technician for Westinghouse in Cincinnati, a World War II Army veteran, Bronze Star recipient and member of the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington, where he was an usher for more than 30 years. His wife, Mary Margaret Kelley Merrill, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Kathy Bogen of Alexandria; one granddaughter; and three great grandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.
Gertrude “Gertie” Payne Rogg, 91, Fort Thomas, died April 21, 2010, at Rosedale Manor in Latonia. She was a homemaker and member of University of Kentucky Alumni Association. Her husband, Roland Rogg, died previously. Survivors include her son, Gary Rogg of Fort Thomas. Burial was at the Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Doebbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: American Cancer Society 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.
J. Daniel Ryle, 57, of Bromley, formerly of Florence, died April 10, 2010, at University Hospital, Corryville. Survivors include his son, James Christopher Ryle of Florence; daughter, Beth Ann McCubbin of Alexandria; father, James R. Ryle of Bromley; brother, Robert Ryle of Bradenton, Fla. and sister, Tricia Painter of Bromley. Burial was in Hopeful Cemetery, Florence. Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, Ludlow, handled the arrangements.
Barbara Ann Nelson, 69, Florence, died April 20, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. Her husband, George Nelson, and son, Donald Nelson, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Georgia Nelson of Covington and Dottie Ferrall of Newport; sons, David Nelson of Oklahoma and George Nelson of Dayton, Ky.; 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Alexandria Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Ruth Shotwell Painter, 88, California, died April 21, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a homemaker, member of the Carthage United Methodist Church and California Homemakers. Her husband, Earl W. Painter, died in 2003. Survivors include her daughters, Donna Nelson of California and Diane Dunlap Schmidt of Azle, Texas; son, Dennis Painter of Alexandria; 11 grandchildren and 18 greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Mount Gilead Cemetery in Carthage. Alexandria Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: Carthage United Methodist Church, 3427 Carthage Road, California, KY 41007; or Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.
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Garry Schwachter, 57, Alexandria, died April 21, 2010, at his home. He was a stock clerk for biggs and the County Market and a member of New Macedonia Church in Newport. Survivors include his daughter, Cathy Daniel of Latonia; sons, Gary Schwachter of Cynthiana and Matthew Schwachter of Newport; brothers, Robert Schwachter of Taylor Mill, Glendon Schwachter of LaGrange and Donald Sanders of Orlando, Fla. and eight grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.
James Plummer, 85, Dayton, died April 19, 2010, in Fort Thomas. He was a retired technician with AT&T and a World War II Army veteran. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227, or First Baptist Church of Dayton, 501 Dayton Ave., Dayton, KY 41074.
Charles “Bull” Shanks, 66, Alexandria, died April 18, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was an employee of Newport Steel and served in the U.S. Navy, was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Fort Thomas, the Bob White Club of Alexandria and was a former Boy Scout leader of Troop No. 75 and a bingo caller at St. Mary Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Carol Wasser Shanks; daughter, Elizabeth Barnes of Alexandria; son, Mathew Shanks of Butler; brother, Michael Shanks of Newport and five grandchildren. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria.
Nancy Pruett, 71, Taylor Mill, died April 22, 2010, at her home. She was a waitress, bartender and member of Calvary Baptist Church in Latonia. Her husband, Clarence “Bud” Pruett, died in 1983. Survivors include her daughter, Kim Davis of Taylor Mill; son, Frank Davis of Fort Wright; sisters, Angie Malone of Hebron and Darlene Blanton of Arlington, Texas; brothers, Joe Thompson of Elsmere, Darrell Thompson of Dayton, Ky., Bobby Hayek of Crestview Hills and Bill Hayek of Troy, Ohio, and two grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.
Sister Dorothy Rose Reckers
Sister Dorothy Rose Reckers, Congregation of Divine Providence, 87, Melbourne, died April 19, 2010, at Holy Family Home, Melbourne. She was a teacher and principal for 47 years, then bookkeeper at St. Anne Convent in Melbourne for eight years.
Clara B. Buell Taylor, 87, Highland Heights, died April 22, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky Care Center in Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker. Her husband, John B. Taylor, and daughter, Barbara Ann Stanfield, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Joan Vaughan of Erlanger and Patricia Chinn of Highland Heights; brother, Robert “Bob” Buell of Bridgetown; seven grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, several great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Floral Hills Funeral Home of Taylor Mill handled the the arrangements. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.
Carolyn Townsend, 83, Fort Thomas, a homemaker, died April 19, 2010, at St. Elizabeth, Fort Thomas. Survivors include her daughter, Lindsey Townsend of Atlanta, Ga.; son, Carl Townsend of Edgewood; five grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild.
Savings blogger Andrea Deckard, known on the Web as Mommy Snacks, has launched a new coupon database where you can search by type of food an...
Published on Apr 29, 2010
Savings blogger Andrea Deckard, known on the Web as Mommy Snacks, has launched a new coupon database where you can search by type of food an...