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Memorial Day plans

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Talking flight

Fort Thomas teenager Eric Hempleman has always been a history buff, and recently got the chance to hear some of that history from someone who was a part of making it. Eric, 15, is the first minor to be accepted into the Honor Flight Network SCHOOLS, A6

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right now and the issues will be addressed as they arise, Wood said. There are no current plans for a major rehabilitation of the road, she said. It’s a struggle to keep up with maintenance of Ky. 8 because of limited funding available, and since the road is located next to the river erosion is a constant problem, Wood said. Ky. 8 was built before the inter-

Residents, business owners and visitors in Fort Thomas may soon no longer be able to receive community advisory notifications from the Fort Thomas Police Department through Nixle. Nixle, a notification service where people can subscribe to certain groups and get messages they send out, will soon begin charging $3,000 a year for use of their service, said Fort Thomas Lieutenant Ken Fecher. Elsewhere in Campbell County, Cold Spring is also considering discontinuing Nixle while Alexandria is planning to continue using the service. “As a notification tool, Nixle which was a free service at the time, was an incredible find,” Fecher said. “But we’re already having to cut our budget in other areas, and we just haven’t budgeted for this new cost.” Fecher said the department switched to Nixle from Citizen Observer, a similar service that starting charging a fee, because they felt like the need for a service like that is there, but the money isn’t to pay for it isn’t. Before the department’s use of the service is cut off, Fecher sent out a notification to all subscribers, telling them the department has to stop using it and is looking at their options. Fecher said those options include finding a sponsor willing to pay the costs for Nixle or finding a similar service that is free. While he hasn’t been able to get information from Nixle about how many people subscribe to the Fort Thomas Police updates, Fecher said he knows that it is a popular service in the city. “I’m not sure how its going to work, but we will find a solution to this eventually,” Fecher said. “We need to be able to reach these people in a timely manner and really, there is nothing that we’re found that is a simple and efficient as Nixle.” In the past, the department has used the service to alert people of car break-ins, burglaries, weather advisories and other announcements. Without paying for the service, the department would only be able to send notifications in crisis situations like serious violent criminals being in the city, natural disasters and hazardous material spills, Fecher said. In Cold Spring, police chief Ed Burk said he is examining other ways the city might use to contact

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City celebrates 20 years of green By Amanda Joering Alley

FORT THOMAS - Fort Thomas had something extra to celebrate at their annual Arbor Day event this year. For the 20th year, the city has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. “Being recognized as a Tree City USA for 20 straight years is the reflection of a long term commitment Fort Thomas has made to improve the city’s standard of living through all the benefits that trees provide,” said Luke Saunier, a forest ranger technician with the Kentucky Division of Forestry. “This town’s natural beauty invites its citizens and guests to come outside and simply enjoy the urban forest that is Fort Thomas.” To be considered a Tree City USA, a city must have a tree commission, allot a percentage of its budget to maintain trees and have an Arbor Day ceremony every year. Barbara Manyet, chair of the city’s tree commission, said she is

proud of the city’s accomplishment and is happy to see the city honored for all the work that has been put into their tree program over the years. “I think taking care of our trees is one of the best things we do in Fort Thomas,” Manyet said. “We are very fortunate to have a community and city government that supports our efforts.” Friday, May 13, in Tower Park, Manyet, city officials, members of the division of forestry and students from Woodfill Elementary School and St. Thomas School gathered to celebrate the accomplishment and talk about Arbor Day. The students received saplings to take home and plant and the city planted several trees donated by the Fort Thomas Florist and Greenhouses. “This is really a big occasion for Fort Thomas,” said Jay Treft, assistant city administrator. “We’ve really been committed to preserving and protecting our tree stock in the city.” For more about your community, visit


Fort Thomas tree commission chair Barbara Manyet shows different kinds of leaves to students from Woodfill Elementary School and St. Thomas School during the city’s Arbor Day celebration Friday, May 13.


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Rain worsens existing Ky. 8 slippage By Chris Mayhew

FORT THOMAS - Slide repairs are an almost constant need along Route 8 in Campbell County, a roadway that was built hugging the hillsides along the banks of the Ohio River – and recent heavy rains haven’t helped. The worst damage to Ky. 8 after record-setting rains in April is a short stretch of the state highway where one the two lanes closest to the river dropped more

than a foot and caused the state to create an automated stop light controlling one-lane of traffic around the ripped-up roadway. The restricted one-lane is located just west of the six-mile marker in Fort Thomas near the old Newport water works building. “Route 8 has always been tough to maintain,” said Nancy Wood, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 6. KYTC knows the roadway is showing “substantial” movement


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Shadowbox Live closing July 9 By Chris Mayhew

NEWPORT - Citing a lack of economic viability, Shadowbox Live’s final performance will be July 9 as the theatrical company prepares to centralize operations into a new and bigger venue in Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus-based Shadowbox Cabaret was an original tenant when New-

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port on the Levee opened in 2001, bringing a blend of sketch comedy and live rock n’ roll performances for audiences while they ate and drank. “Our location hasn’t been economically viable for some time, and we’ve had an opportunity to build a brand-new facility,” said Brandon Anderson, assistant general manager in Newport. The new location in The Worley Building in Columbus’ Brewery District will double the 155-person seating capacity of the Newport location and seat roughly 320 people, Anderson said. The company traces its roots in Columbus to 1988. The existing venue in Columbus seats about 220 people, he said. The consolidation will allow the company to expand into one location and take on new challenges, Anderson said. “Basically, we decided to

The grilled cheese creations of Tom+Chee are on their way to Newport on the Levee with an opening set for June 1. The eatery started with a stand on Fountain Square in Cincinnati and later moved into a permanent location on Court Street. Newport will be the second shop for Tom+Chee. “Our menu is a nice fit for the Levee, we’ll be adding a kids menu for families and our Grippo’s BBQ+Bacon Grilled

Cheese and Grilled Cheese Donut are loved by the late night crowd.” said co-owner/chef Trew Quackenbush, in an email news release. The menu features “fancy grilled cheese” according to the news release including turkey and pesto creation and a hummus and cucumber creation known as the “Hippy Chee.” The full menu is available at the website 4TomAndChee.

make the best move for the company’s future,” he said. Expanding into Newport to serve the Cincinnati market – a different area demographically than Columbus – has taught invaluable lessons about how to reach new audiences, Anderson said. At the end of recent shows, audiences at Newport have been informed about the consolidation, but there’s nothing on the company’s website yet, he said.

Anderson said people will be able to follow the construction progress of the new location, and find out details about its opening in the future at the website “The whole situation is bittersweet,” Anderson said. “We’re going to miss our patrons so much, but we’re going to be right up the street off I-71.” For more about your community, visit


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Continued from A1 state system in the state about 50 years ago, she said. “Of course if we had built that today, and by the standards that we require today, Route 8 would not have been built where it is today,” Wood said. KYTC is trying to keep Ky. 8 as safe as possible right now with as many short-term fixes as possible, she said. It’s like how the interstate potholes have been handled in recent years with patches until the overhaul of the “Revive The Drive” work this year, she said. “We kind of just keep putting the Band-Aids on it,” Wood said of Ky. 8. A lot of asphalt repairs and pilings have been put along Ky. 8 over the years, and about five years ago a


A pickup truck rolls along the one passable lane of a stretch of the two-lane Ky. 8 just west of the six-mile marker in Fort Thomas along the Ohio River Tuesday, May 10. more expensive geo-foam repair was made along one section to prevent slides, Wood said. When it comes to the recent rains and slides of roadways, Ky. 8 is part of a bigger picture, she said. Preliminary damage estimates just from recent slides and water erosion of roads is $2.5 million for Kenton, Boone and Campbell counties, Wood said. When the

other seven counties in the district that had water damage to state roads are factored in the $2.5 estimate rises to $8.5 million, she said. The estimates are based on getting all the roads damaged by slides into top condition, she said. “That’s what it would take to repair all our roads from slides,” Wood said. In Fort Thomas, where

the worst slippage of Ky. 8 in Campbell County is on the city’s northernmost border, the city lets KYTC handle all repair work because it is a state highway, said Don Martin, Fort Thomas city administrative officer. Between the Interstate275 overpass almost all the way north to Riverside Marina is within city limits, Martin said. The city sometimes clears debris that washes into the roadway, and sometimes puts up a road closed sign after damage has occurred, but that’s the limit, and it does not do temporary patching, he said. Martin said he drove up Ky. 8 about a week ago and noticed it is in “bad shape,” Martin said. “Yes, Route 8 is continually moving,” he said. For more about your community, visit

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The city wants to be continue to have a service where people can receive texts and emails about emergency conditions and alerts for areas of the city, but at a lesser cost, he said. It’s frustrating because when the city switched from being one of three or four cities splitting the $1,000 cost of using Citizen Observer it was in part because Nixle was a free service. Now that Nixle is seeking to charge, the city has already received a request from another service offering to


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do the same thing for cheaper, he said. “Personally, I was pretty aggravated when I got the information that we were going to get this bill, and it was after budgets had been submitted,” Burk said. “It was like being stuck.” Police in Alexandria also received a notice from Nixle. “We also were disturbed at the cost that will soon be charged, however we understand it,” said Lt. George Schreiner in an email. Since the city was a pilot city for the company and first police agency to use the service in this area, Nixle has agreed to keep the service free for Alexandria, Schreiner said. It was a pilot program that was offered to see if Nixle would catch on, he said. “And frankly it has succeeded beyond our wildest dreams as I am sure of the administrators of Nixle’s as well,” Schreiner said. “Obviously this is something, just like many other programs, that requires funding to maintain since there are no advertisements to subsidize the costs.” For more about your community, visit www. ampbellcounty


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Memorial Day events to honor veterans, volunteers By Amanda Joering Alley and Chris Mayhew


Cities throughout Campbell County are planning a variety of parades and ceremonies to celebrate Memorial Day and honor local veterans and volunteers.


In Southgate, the parade begins at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, on Electric Avenue. City Councilwoman Sue Payne said this year the city made a special effort to include local veterans in the parade. In the past, several veterans didn’t participate in the parade because they couldn’t walk that far, so this year Payne said this city is bringing in several classic cars for the veterans to ride in. “We wanted all the veterans who had an interest in participating to be able to,” Payne said. Payne said the city chose Father Jack Heitzman from St. Therese as the grand marshal this year because of all the work he does not only in the parish, but in the city. “Father Heitzman is just someone that you can always count on to be there,” Payne said. “We couldn’t think of a more deserving individual for this honor.” Following the parade, a commemoration and reception will be held at the John R. Little Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) hall.


In the 2008 Crestview Memorial Day parade, members of Girl Scout Troop 1246, unfurl a sign as they walk. From left, are Macey O’Conner, Sydney Gillenwater, and Briana Hopper.

“We’ll make a special tribute to the Navy Seals,” he said. The parade will begin at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5977 Lower Tug Fork Road at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 30, and go up Four Mile Road to the Camp Spring firehouse. The memorial service is at 11:30 a.m., with a reception following.

ners of the citizen of the year award and the grade school essay competitions, said Ron Heiert, a member of the post. There will also be a memorial ceremony after the parade where tribute will be paid to veterans and the most recent efforts of the military in the raid that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden will be recognized, Heiert said.

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The 82nd annual Bellevue-Dayton Memorial Day Parade, one of the state’s largest, oldest Memorial Day parades, is at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 30, said parade organizer Jim Lucas. Dan Rece, a 90-year-old World War II veteran from Dayton, will be the grand marshal this year, Lucas said. “(Rece) is one of the oldest living World War II veterans so we felt like he should be honored in our parade,” Lucas said. The theme for the parade, which participants will use while creating their floats, is the 20th anniversary of Desert Storm, Lucas said. The parade will begin at Sixth and Main streets in Dayton and continue to the Bellevue Vets Club, 24 Fairfield Avenue.

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Alexandria’s annual parade has a history of honoring community volunteers and veterans during its parade, and this year the VFW Post 3205 is looking to internally honor its staff, said Dennis Bush, the parade’s organizer. This year’s grand marshal is Roger Steffen, a long-time employee of the VFW’s bar. Steffen and several other VFW staff members will ride together in the parade to honor the contributions they have made over the years to make the post a hub of the community, Bush said. The parade will start at Campbell County Middle School at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29, and go south down Washington and Main streets and then south on U.S. 27 to the veteran’s memorial outside the VFW post, where a brief ceremony will be held.


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Quarters a fitting memorial at officer’s funeral By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA - Understanding that a price can never be put on friendship, the gift of two quarters can be sublime. The family members of Alexandria Police Department school resource officer James “Stumpy” Sticklen were surprised when Matt Dawson, a 23-year-old with

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autism from California, brought two quarters to honor his friend at the March 9 funeral visitation for the fallen officer. Jim Sticklen, an officer for Alexandria since 1992, died at age 58 on March 4 in Corbin, Ky., after he collapsed during training from a medical emergency. Out of the more than 1,000 people who attended the visitation at Campbell County Middle School, the quarters gift left a lasting impression on the Sticklen family. “I think Matt’s story was one of the ones that stuck out in my mind,” said Jim’s wife, Laurie Sticklen.

He came up with the quarters in his hand and wanted to give them to the family as a memorial, she said. Instead, the family suggested that Matt put the quarters inside the casket, said David Sticklen, one of Jim’s younger brothers. “He (Matt) laid them right on his chest,” David said. It was a glimpse into the work his brother did at the school, David said. “We knew he worked in a school, but we didn’t know the magnitude of what it was,” David said. Carol Dawson, Matt’s mom, said he was “bound and determined” to give the


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Matt Dawson, left, of California, says “He’s up in heaven” as he points skyward in reference to Alexandria police officer James “Stumpy” Sticklen who died in March, as Sticklen’s wife Laurie, center, presents a photo, coin and naval patch to Dawson in front of Campbell County Middle School Tuesday, May 10, where Sticklen was a school resource officer. At far right is on of the Sticklen’s three children, 17-year-old Emily. quarters to the Sticklen family, but she made sure they told the family why the quarters were important. Carol Dawson said for her son, a game of trading quarters is something he does with people he likes. Jim and Matt traded quarters often. Before Matt graduated high school, the school bus dropped him off at the middle school where she was working at the time, and Jim was around to say hello, Carol Dawson said. “Officer Stumpy, he was a wonderful man, he always traded quarters,” she said. At the funeral, Matt brought two Kentucky quarters with the mint markings of “P” for Philadelphia and “D” For Denver. Matt didn’t realize at the time the coincidence of the initials P.D. for police department. “He was going to fly them to heaven” said Matt. Matt said “Stumpy” was his friend and made him feel good whenever he was around. “He was a good man,”


Matt said. After the funeral, Jim’s family decided they wanted to find out more about the young man with autism who they later discovered was Matt Dawson. Another of Jim’s brothers, 53-year-old Fred Sticklen of Chesapeake, Va., decided the family wanted to meet Matt and take note of how he decided to remember “Stumpy.” Members of the family met Matt and his mother in front of CCMS on

Fred Sticklen’s letter to Matt Dawson

Please accept this USS Kentucky commissioning coin, command patch and picture as a small token of my appreciation for being not only my brother Jim’s friend over the years but for your act of kindness at his viewing. By giving “Stumpy” your quarters this one last time was your way of thanking him for being a faithful friend. I hope this USS Kentucky coin will let you know that Jim’s wife Laurie and her family as well as Jim’s mother, brothers and sisters took comfort in your heartfelt gift and act of kindness. It reminded us how very special Jim was and the way he touched others during his short stay on this earth. I look forward to meeting with you someday soon during my next trip home to Kentucky. Thank you Matthew for lifting us all up. I wish nothing but continued happiness for you and your family. Sincerely, Fred Sticklen, Chief Petty Officer United States Navy (retired)

the evening of Tuesday, May 10. Fred had served as a crew member of the U.S.S. Kentucky, a submarine, when it was commissioned. Fred received a commemorative ceremonial golden-coin for the commissioning of the submarine and he decided to present this coin to Matt knowing of the young man’s interest in trading and collecting coins. Emily Sticklen, 17-yearold daughter of Jim and Laurie, and one of their three children, read a letter from Fred to Matt in a ceremony in front of CCMS before presenting the coin, a naval patch and photograph of the submarine. After reading the letter, Laurie presented Matt with the coin and said her husband would have wanted him to have the coin. Matt replied to Laurie, pointing to the sky, and said “He’s up in heaven.” “I’m sure that Jim is smiling down from above as Matt said,” said Laurie in response.

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The Sticklen family presented Matt Dawson, 23, of California, with this photograph and coin of the USS Kentucky submarine during a presentation in front of Campbell County Middle School Tuesday, May 10.

design and manage the construction of the county’s animal shelter expansion. The fiscal court awarded the proposal to the companies at the May 4 meeting in Alexandria. A finished design that’s ready to build is scheduled to be presented to the county around June so work can start soon afterward, said Robert Horine, county administrator. “When we put the proposal out we said we wanted the project to be complete by the end of December,” Horine said. The animal shelter expansion will include an additional dog kennel area, including a space for sick and aggressive animals. The exiting kennel area will be renovated, and a grooming and bathing area for the animals will be created

that’s separate from the shelter’s medical area. Details including the exact number of kennels that will be included in the expanded area won’t be known until the design is complete, Horine said. The county will spend a minimum of $160,200 on the project, he said. Of that money, $133,500 is from a state grant, and the remaining 20 percent match is coming from county funds comprised entirely of private donations specifically made to the animal shelter, Horine said. If the county needs to expend more money from the animal shelter’s donation fund, it can do that to complete the project, but at least $160,200 must be spent to meet the required 20 percent match for the state grant, he said.


May 19, 2011

BRIEFLY Newport Business Association hosts social media presentation

The Newport Business Association is hosting a presentation about how social media can help with marketing a business at their monthly meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, in the Newport City Building. The group is bringing in Alex Shebar, a community manager with, a free, online directory. The meeting will be interactive, with all attendees being given 30-seconds to market their business. The meeting is open to the public.

Equestrian drill team competition

Northern Kentucky Horse Network (NKHN) presents the Equestrian Drill Team Competition at the Alexandria Fairgrounds in Alexandria on Saturday, May 21. Opening ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. Free admission and parking. Teams throughout the Midwest will participate in: Quadrille, open; Quadrille, youth; Freestyle, open; Freestyle, youth; Freestyle, novice; Gaited Drill, open; Impromptu Fun Drill; Rodeo Drill, open; and Theme Drill, open. Covered grand-

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Click It or Ticket

The Fort Thomas Police Department is participating in the 2011 Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization Monday, May 23, through Monday, June 6. During the mobilization, officers will be cracking down on motorists who fail to wear their seat belts, both day and night.

Backroads Farm Tour

Members of the Backroads Farm Tour of the Campbell County Conservation District will meet Wednesday, May 11th and Wednesday, June 1st at 3:00pm at the Campbell County Environmental Education Center 1261 Race Track Road Alexandria KY, 41001. The public is encouraged and invited to attend.

Voter registration sets all time record

Kentucky Secretary of State Elaine Walker announced record-setting voter registration at the press conference held in the State Reception Room at the Capitol Building. Previous voter-

registration records, set during the General Election in 2008, were surpassed this spring with an increase of 11,028 voters, bringing the Commonwealth’s registration numbers to 2,917,837 voters. “It is exciting that so many Kentuckians are taking part in the civic process by registering to vote,” noted Secretary Walker. “We hope that this record-setting voter registration signals higher than expected voter participation in the primaries next week.”

Diabetes class

The Northern Kentucky Health Department’s diabetes program is holding a free class to learn more about the disorder from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Burlington Fire House, 6050 Firehouse Drive, Burlington. Registration is required and lunch will be provided free of charge. Topics will include: what is diabetes, healthy eating, complications and more. The class will be led by a registered nurse/certified diabetes educator and a registered dietitian from the Health Department. To register, or for more information about the classes or the Health Department’s diabetes control program, call Joan Geohegan at 859-3632115 or Julie Shapero at 859-

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Collinsworth appointed

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced Wednesday that Cris Collinsworth was appointed to serve on the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Collinsworth was recommended for the position by Senator McConnell. Collinsworth, who lives in Fort Thomas with his wife Holly and their four children, has won eight Sports Emmy Awards as a sports analyst and played in the National Football League for the Cincinnati Bengals. He was selected to the Pro Bowl three times and played in Super Bowls XVI and XXIII. “Cris Collinsworth is admired by Kentuckians, young and old,” Senator McConnell said. “He will be a valuable member to the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.” The National Foundation on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition was established by Congress as a charitable and nonprofit corporation to work with and support the President’s Council on Fitness.

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Gov. makes local appointments Gov. Steve Beshear has made the following appointments to state boards and commissions: • Evelyn Karlene Tackett of Fort Thomas to the Kentucky Commission on Women for a term to expire Jan. 17, 2015. Tackett is health education administrator at Gateway Community & Technical College. • Bradley A. Bielski of Newport to the Education Professional Standards Board for a term to expire Sept. 18, 2014. He is vice president of academic affairs at Thomas More College. Beshear has also reappointed the following members to boards and commissions: • James E. Parsons of Newport to the Schools Facilities Construction Commission for a term to expire Dec. 31, 2012. He is an attorney with Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, a former Newport city manager, and a former Boone county administrator. • Garry Sebastian of Alexandria, Sal Santoro of

Florence, and Michael G. Billow of Burlington to the Electrical Advisory Committee for terms to expire July 15, 2014. Sebastian is project manager and president of Electric Masters Inc. Santoro is a state representative and an electrical contractor with Santoro Electric Co. Billow is a customer project engineer with Duke Energy. • Forest M. Skaggs III of Alexandria to the Commercial Mobile Radio Service Emergency Telecommunications Board of Kentucky for a term to expire Aug. 15, 2014. He is executive director of the Kentucky Telephone Association.

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May 19, 2011


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Teen accompanies veteran on Honor Flight By Amanda Joering Alley

FORT THOMAS - Fort Thomas teenager Eric Hempleman has always been a history buff, and recently got the chance to hear some of that history from someone who was a part of making it. Eric, 15, is the first minor to be accepted into the Honor Flight Network, a nonprofit organization that honors veterans by transporting them to Washington D.C. for free to visit their memorials and monuments. As part of the program guardians, like Eric and his mother Kim Hempleman, pay $350 each for their own trips and accompany local veterans after applying and being accepted into the program. Eric, who volunteers at the Fort Thomas Veterans Affairs, said his family heard about the network at a patriotic show at Northern Kentucky University, and he knew right away he wanted to be a part of it. “I like being around the veterans, and I liked the idea of taking a veteran to D.C. and showing them the monument they earned,”

Eric said. “I’ve always really loved history and hearing about what other people have gone through in the past.” On Tuesday, May 10, Eric and Kim accompanied two World War II veterans to D.C. While Eric lost his perfect attendance award by missing school for the trip, Kim said they both agreed it was worth it. “The entire trip was simply amazing,” Kim said. “This day was a living history lesson that was invaluable.” Eric said just being able to be with the veterans at the monument was a great experience and he talked a lot with his veteran during the trip. The veteran told Eric stories about his time in the war, which he said was amazing to hear first-hand. “We really bonded so we exchanged phone numbers and addresses so we can keep in touch,” Eric said. “I definitely didn’t want this to be the end of our journey.” For more information about the Honor Flight Network. visit For more about your community, visit


Fort Thomas teen Eric Hempleman talks with World War II veteran John Butler at a memorial in Washington D.C. as part of the Honor Flight Network.


Julianne Haskamp, 2, enjoys some bread and spaghetti at Johnson Elementary School’s Family Night Dinner event Thursday, May 12.


Molly Eide (left) and Nora Greiwe check out the science fair projects at Johnson.


Aidan Thornton tells about his author, Mary Pope Osborne.


Johnson fifth-grader Molly Wierfering explains her science fair project about carbohydrates and energy, which tied for first place. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/STAFF

Johnson third-grader Ella Surrey portrays Bernadette Kelly, her choice for her class’s author study project.

Fort Thomas Schools promote healthy lifestyles By Amanda Joering Alley

FORT THOMAS - The Fort Thomas School Board is promoting healthy lifestyles and challenging the district’s employees to get active using a new Employee Wellness Incentive. The board is encouraging employees to participate in

the Campbell County YMCA’s Firecracker 5000 race Monday, July 4, and is paying for their registration fees and supplying a special race-day shirt. Board member Bran Fennell said the district as whole has been working promote healthy lifestyles not only for employees, but for students and the entire community. Fennell said so far, a lot

of employees have really embraced the wellness program. “I thought it if we got 20 or 30 to sign up it would be great,” Fennell said. “I’m thrilled with the high response we’ve received, and it will be nice to seeing all of them running on race with their matching shirts.” About 90 employees from the district’s five school and central office

have signed up for the race and will begin training this week. Debbie Hamel, the health and physical education teacher at Highlands Middle School, said about 50 percent of the school’s employees signed up for the race after she organized a group of them to meet with each employee and offer encouragement. “I feel that as the health

and PE teacher, it is my job to push our faculty and staff to be actively engaged in wellness and fitness,” Hamel said. “I’m hoping this race will create a spark and will not be the end, but just the beginning.” Hamel said what the board is doing with the incentive program really helped a lot of employees take the first step towards healthier lifestyles.

“We are very fortunate that we have a board that is willing to take interest in this,” Hamel said. Fennell said along with benefiting the employees, the program also helps the district support the YMCA. “This is really just a good thing all around,” Fennell said. For more about your community, visit


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Volunteer keeps St. Philip School music playing on By Chris Mayhew

MELBOURNE - Volunteer Brenda Steelman brings toe-tapping harmony to St. Philip School by tuning students into the value of singing and playing music. For more than 10 years, Steelman has spent a full day each week giving students music lessons at no cost to the school on the days she’s not working as St. Philip’s cafeteria manager. Each year, Steelman’s work with the students culminates in a spring concert with performances from students in all grades K-8. “She doesn’t get paid anything,” said Sr. Dolores Gohs, principal. “She does it for the music and for the love of the kids.” Without Steelman, teachers would probably resort to playing records and teaching music only from books because hiring a music teacher probably wouldn’t be an option, Gohs said. “She’s been a real blessing for us,” Gohs said. All five of Steelman’s children have already completed eighth grade and her two youngest are now at Bishop Brossart High School. Steelman, of Melbourne, said she plans to continue instructing children about music at St. Philip because she believes it helps them do better in school. An appreciation of music is something children can use throughout life and still enjoy doing long after playing in soccer games or other activities isn’t part of their everyday life, she said. Kindergarten students


St. Philip School fifth-grade students Carly Kramer, left, and Allison Schultz, right, both of Melbourne, play kazoos as part of their class performance of “William Tell’s Overshirt” along with bells, percussion and xylophones during the school’s annual spring concert Thursday, May 12.


First- and second-grade students at St. Philip School in Melbourne take a bow at the conclusion of the class’ “silly song” pick of “The Me Song” during the annual spring concert Thursday, May 12. start out learning to keep time with music, and as students advance through school they learn more about how to read music and music theory. Steelman said she remembers when her lifelong love of music started as a fourth-grade student. A field trip to Cincinnati provided what was the “biggest thrill” of her life for many years, she said. “I can remember that trip to Music Hall,” Steelman said. “That made such a huge impression on me as a kid.” Steelman learned to read music and play the clarinet in high school. She switched to piano while attending Northern Kentucky University, where she was in the symphony. Steelman said she decided to

learn to play piano after realizing to her excited surprise, that there was a piano in almost every room in the music department. Neither of the two associate degrees she earned in 1978 and 1980 were in music. One degree was to be a medical secretary and another was in human services. Steelman said she wanted degrees to help her get a job and she was afraid music wouldn’t “pay the bills,” but she never stopped playing or appreciating music. Now Steelman said she gets a thrill watching the joy and satisfaction students have when they sing, realize they can read notes or learn to play an instrument. The annual spring concert is a tradition that excites students, and they start lobby-

ing for songs they’d like to sing starting the first day of school each year in August, she said. The students work hard too, and the work it takes to learn to read all the music for a parody on William Tell’s “Overture” is a real accomplishment, she said. “I’m just so excited because they have such a good time,” Steelman said.

“It’s fun.” Tim Harden of Melbourne said Steelman has inspired his two daughters who are in third and sixth grade, and because of her they often walk around the house singing songs. When students can get up on stage and sing and perform like is done on popular television shows they learn a lot, and that wouldn’t happen without Steelman, Harden said. “Without her I really think there would be no music program,” he said. For more about your community, visit


Brenda Steelman cues students from the audience on stage with the point of a finger and a smile as she mouths the words to song as the volunteer music director during the annual St. Philip School spring concert in Melbourne Thursday, May 12.


Campbell County Schools move to paperless world By Chris Mayhew

Sometime in the next school year, parents of Campbell County Schools students won’t have to ask their children what their class assignments are – they’ll find every lesson and homework assignment online. The school district is working on instituting a new Web-based program that will put every classroom assignment, and all curriculum planning and learning strategies in digital form using “Build Your Own Curriculum,” said Ben Lusk, director of curriculum for the district. “Not only will the teachers and the students have the assignment, but in the future the parents will have access to it as well,” said Lusk in a presentation to the Board of Education at the April 18 meeting. District staff developers have been busy entering information and testing the capabilities of the new program since February, Lusk said. For teachers, training on the new system they’ll start using in the fall will happen during the summer, he said. Eventually, parents will find all their child’s classroom assignments, worksheets and videos explaining particular lessons and objectives, he said. Optimistically, parents will have

access by Thanksgiving, but more realistically it probably won’t be until the spring of 2012, Lusk said. Some teachers already either email out assignments to parents or have their own Web pages, he said. Parents already receive similar password protected access to some information about their child’s progress in school through Infinite Campus program. The idea of using “Build Your Own Curriculum” is to put everything in one place where it’s easily accessible, and also provide a way for parents and teachers to give instant and direct message board feedback and recommendations to improve how a lesson is presented. It will essentially extend the classroom to the home, and that doesn’t mean more homework, Lusk said. To explain a specific concept in a lesson plan, the district will sometimes have videos of teachers, and even more ideally students, talking about what is being taught to really get parents involved and “really get what we’re doing,” he said. “I think as educators we don’t explain often enough why we’re trying to do something,” Lusk said. Once “Build Your Own Curriculum” is open to parents, they’ll also find optional enrichment activities that are fun and cover multiple subject areas, he said.

For instance, on a trip to the beach over the summer, fun enrichment activities will help parents incorporate learning about biology and other relevant subject areas, Lusk said. Students have 90 days during the summer each year where there is the potential for the most loss of learning, so anything that helps retain what they’ve learned helps avoid the need for review lessons when they come back to school in the fall, he said. For teachers, all the pieces of paper and worksheets they have to keep track of will be put online, Lusk said. And a calendar will constantly show a teacher exactly what lessons they are teaching in each class at a given point in time, he said. There will be blogging aspects where teachers can comment on and look at whatever another staff member is doing in a different school building, and get ideas for things they can try in their own classroom, Lusk said. “Because it’s digital anybody in district can see it, not just teachers in a building, eliminating scheduling a meeting for two hours after school so we can find out what somebody is doing in another building,” he said. For more about your community, visit

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May 19, 2011

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The week at Brossart

• The Dixie Heights baseball team beat Bishop Brossart 15-4 in seven innings, May 9. Brossart’s Nate Verst was 3-3. On May 9, Dixie Heights beat Brossart 15-4. Brossart’s Connor Boesch hit a double and scored two runs. On May 11, Brossart beat Grant County 13-2 in five innings. Brossart’s Zach Fardo was 4-4 with a triple, a homerun and five RBI. On May 13, Brossart lost 8-2 to Woodford County and beat Boyle County 11-3. Brossart’s Travis Norton was 3-4 with four RBI against Boyle County.

The week at Highlands

• The Highlands softball team beat Bellevue 17-2, May 9. Highlands’ Allie Conner and Bellevue’s Kira Ross each scored a homerun. On May 10, Highlands beat Scott 1-0. Highlands’ Whitney Quillen hit a triple. On May 11, Highlands beat St. Henry 7-3. Highlands’ Allie Conner hit a triple and had three RBI. • In girls tennis, Highlands beat Notre Dame 3-2, May 9. Highlands’ Meredith Laskey beat Cook 6-3, 4-6, 7-5; Carrie Laskey beat Taylor 6-2, 63; and Mallory Martz beat Roebker 6-4, 6-4. On May 10, Highlands beat Beechwood 5-0. Highlands’ Meredith Laskey beat Melville 6-0, 6-0; Carrie Laskey beat Cardosi 6-0, 6-0; Martz beat Cozatchy 6-1, 6-0; Hannah Laskey and Lauren Harrett beat E. Pawsat and White 6-1, 6-3; Lexi Herman and Abby Herman beat L. Pawsat and Stuempel 6-1, 60. On May 12, Highlands lost 4-1 to Assumption. Highlands’ Meredith Laskey beat Przystawski 6-1, 6-3.

The week at Dayton

• The Villa Madonna softball beat Dayton 8-7, May 9. Dayton’s Fornash hit a double and had two RBI. • In boys track, Dayton placed 15th with a score of eight in the Dixie Heights Regional Tune-Up, May 14. • In girls track, Dayton placed 12th with a score of three in the Dixie Heights Regional Tune-Up, May 14.

The week at Bellevue

• The Bellevue baseball team beat Ludlow 15-14, May 10. Bellevue’s Tyler Akerson was 2-3 and hit two doubles. • In softball, Bellevue beat Ludlow 3-2, May 10. Maddie Blevins pitched eight strikeouts, and Leah Diodato was 2-4 with two doubles for Bellevue. On May 12, Bellevue beat Villa Madonna 9-1. Bellevue’s Jennifer Sexton was 3-4 with two RBI and a double. • In boys tennis on May 11, Villa beat Bellevue 5-0. • The boys track team placed 12th with a score of 21 in the Dixie Heights Regional Tune-Up, May 14. • The girls track team placed eighth with a score of 35 in the Dixie Heights Regional Tune-Up, May 14.

The week at Newport

• The Newport baseball team beat Bellevue 10-7, May 9. Newport’s Jimmy Stevens was 3-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI; and Bellevue’s Sean Schweinzger was 2-4 with a homerun.

The week at NewCath

• The Newport Central Catholic baseball team beat Highlands 11-1, May 11. NewCath’s Jake Cain was 3-4 with a homerun and two RBI. Highlands’ Charlie Reekers hit a double.

Bishop Brossart freshman Suzi Brown was second in triple jump and fourth in long jump at the Area 5 championships May 13 at Dixie Heights.

Aubrey Muench of Newport Central Catholic (right) won the 300 hurdles and teammate Jamie Kohls was fifth at the Area 5 championships May 13 at Dixie Heights.

Taylor Rosenhagen of Highlands lands the long jump on her way to victory at the Area 5 championships May 13 at Dixie Heights. She also won the triple jump.

Track regionals this week

Local high school track and field teams were busy last week tuning up for this week’s regional championships. Teams competed at three separate meets, one at Scott High School May 12 and two at Dixie Heights May 13 and 14. The local regionals for 2A and 3A will be Saturday, May 21. Class 1A will be Friday, May 20 at WaltonVerona, 2A at Harrison County and 3A at Ryle. The state meet is May 26-28 in Louisville.


Camels gear up to defend state title By James Weber

ALEXANDRIA - Brandon Napier said his Campbell County High School girls track and field team has been running under the radar this season. That’s fine with Napier, the Camels’ head coach, as his team enters the 2011 postseason looking to defend its 2010 Class 3A team state title. “This year it’s like we’re very quiet,” he said. “Everyone kind of knows we’re there, but they’re not sure what’s going to happen. The weather has been bad, we haven’t had a lot of good times and good performances.” Napier said the wet weather, nagging injuries and his training regimen have kept the Camels from being at their best in meets, but they have still had some key wins. The Camels won the conference big-school championship for the third straight year in late April. Last week, the school prom forced the Camels to skip the Area 5 elite

meet, which invited the all-stars of Northern Kentucky. Instead the Camels dominated a smaller meet the day before at Scott High School, their last tune-up for regionals. “We had some unbelievable times and performances; they were earth-shattering,” Napier said. “Every performance we had was almost better than they had done all year.” The Camels won every running event in the eight-team field at Scott, most of them by large margins. The 4x200 team of Kennedy Berkley, Molly Kitchen, Anna Carrigan and Christina Heilman ran 1:45 to win by eight seconds. The 4x400 team of Carrigan, Heilman, Carolynn Dreyer and Faith Roaden ran 4:07 to win by 10 seconds. The 4x800 team of Dreyer, Roaden, Haylee Rose and Taylor Robinson ran 10:19 to win by eight seconds. The Camels are defending state champs in all three relays. The 4x1 also won with Heilman, Kitchen, Sarah Ruckh and Lauren

Macke. Heilman won the 300 hurdles in a personal best 45.5 seconds which Napier said is also the best in the state this year. Carrigan, the defending state champ in the 400, ran 57.8, her best time of the year, to win by five seconds. She also won the 200. Berkley, who has been battling a leg injury all spring, won the 100 hurdles and triple jump. Robinson won the 800 and 1,600 in season-best times. Rose won the 3,200 and Kitchen the 100. While the runners are known quantities to Camel fans, Napier has been thrilled with the emergence of junior thrower Kristen Rice. At Scott, she won the discus (105-9) and shot put (33-3) with personal-best marks. A converted sprinter who is only about 5-foot-3, she only started throwing last year and has improved her throws greatly from last season. Angela Lauer was second in the pole vault. Napier said the throws and pole vault will be key to Campbell’s

hopes in the postseason, as they were among the team’s weakest events last year. “We can’t just depend on sprinters,” Napier said. “Everyone has to step up. I told everybody they have to finish in the top eight at state. Kristen really took it to heart.” Napier said with his training program this year, he knew his team wouldn’t have its best times early in the season and he feels they’ll be ready to go. The 3A regional is Saturday, May 21 at Ryle. “I feel we’re starting to come together and our times are starting to drop. We’re starting to peak going into regionals,” he said. “They’ve seen what they can do so now they’re fired up. I think we’ll have a really strong showing at region. We’re hoping to three-peat. I think we’re one of the top two or three teams in the state and we’ll have a good chance to win it.” See more sports coverage at

Highlands tennis serves up milestones By James Weber

FORT THOMAS – The Highlands High School girls tennis team is heading into the postseason on the proverbial high note. The Bluebirds will look to win another 10th Region championship beginning May 17 at the Sayre Athletic Complex in Lexington. They got a big boost from beating Notre Dame in a dual match May 9. That was the first loss by Notre Dame to a Northern Kentucky team since 1995. Eighth-grader Meredith Laskey, senior Carrie Laskey and sophomore Mallory Martz all won in singles in that match. “We got a lot of things going on this year,” head coach Shelby Jones said. “We finished 15-5. We obviously had the big win over Notre Dame. It gives us some confidence.” The Laskeys have three

regional singles titles between them, with Meredith claiming the last two 10th Region titles. Meredith and Carrie are seeded 1-2 in this year’s 10th Region girls singles tournament. Carrie, who is headed to the Navy this fall, won her 100th career match May 10 against Beechwood. She is likely the winningest girls tennis player in school history, Jones said. She started this season playing doubles before settling into the No. 2 singles role for the regional tournament. The doubles team of Lauren Harrett/Hannah Laskey and Abby Herman/Lexi Herman are seeded second and third, respectively. Harrett is a senior in her first year at Highlands. The Hermans are a seventh-grader/freshman sister combination. Martz, a sophomore, won’t be playing in the regional tournament but

could be a big factor if Highlands wins the regional and advances to the state team tournament. “Mallory pulled out a big victory at third singles against Notre Dame,” Jones said. “It’s been a huge help to have a strong third singles player. We’ve got a great team this year. Lauren has been awesome in doubles and that has been a huge help.” With the addition of a separate tournament this year to decide the team state champion, the win over the Pandas could set the stage for higher stakes. The two teams could meet again May 21 in the new sectional tournament if Highlands wins the 10th Region and NDA the Ninth. First comes the 10th Region tourney, which will run in the same format as past years. The team champion will be decided by number of matches won,

and the semifinalists in singles and doubles move on to the state tournament in Lexington May 26-28. The 10th Region team champ plays the Ninth Region champ in a sectional tourney dual match May 21 at Notre Dame. The winner there then faces either the 11th or 12th Region champ for a berth in the team state semifinals. The “final four” of Kentucky tennis will be contested with the singles and doubles tourneys May 26-28. In the new format, Highlands’ lineup in a team match could be different than in the regional. With three singles courts in a dual match, Martz would play in the team tourney. “Pretty much everybody has to be ready for everything,” Jones said. “You have to get them some doubles matches because you don’t know if you have to move them to doubles to

win a team match. If you don’t match up well with someone, you may have to move somebody to doubles and vice versa.” Jones embraces the new format. Another change is that the regional semifinalists in singles and doubles are guaranteed berths at state. In the past, the fourth-place finisher was often bumped from a state berth by someone from the team champion. “I think it’s a great thing. It’s real helpful,” Jones said. “People won’t be as pressed to get their second singles seeded. It allows the best of the best at the state tournament.” In 10th Region boys, Highlands’ Drew Freyberger is the top seed in singles. Lewis and Ben Emery are the top seed in doubles. See more sports coverage at spreps.

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May 19, 2011


River Monsters, Freedom in action this week By James Weber


Doubling up

Newport Central Catholic shortstop Brady Hightchew throws to first base to complete a double play during NCC’s 6-2 win over Ryle May 9. Brady Gray is in the background.

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Newport Central Catholic will have a three-day football camp June 2022. First session will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for grades sixth through eighth. Second session will be 2-4 p.m. for grades third through fifth. Camp includes T-shirt, drill work and challenges, 7-on-7 and a guest speaker. Camp staff will include NCC varsity, junior varsity and freshman coaches, NCC junior high coaches and current NCC football players. Registration is $75 per camper before June 1; $90 after. Family discounts are available: $10 off for two campers, $30 for three. Balance is due the first day of camp, June 20. For a registration form visit Call coach Eddie Eviston at 859292-0001.

British soccer camp

Challenger Sports and Covington Parks and Recreation will host “British Soccer Camps” June 13-17 at Bill Cappel Youth Sports Complex in Covington. Coached by British soccer coaches will focus on soccer skills and daily tournaments. Campers will learn about the life, customs and traditions of other countries. Half day camps for ages 5-9 and 10-14 will be 9 a.m. to noon or 5-8 p.m. Cost is $59 and includes free soccer camp T-shirt, soccer ball, poster and a personalized skills performance evaluation. Teams welcome and team rates are available. To register, visit, call Cindy Swegles at 859-292-2151 or email

Both of Northern Kentucky’s professional sports teams will be in action at the same time for the near future as they chase their championship dreams. The NKY River Monsters indoor football team improved to 10-2 for the season with a 34-28 victory May 14 over Huntington in Ultimate Indoor Football League action at the Bank of Kentucky Center. Northern Kentucky (102) maintains its one-game lead over Saginaw in the hunt for the top seed in the playoffs, and stays home next week to face Eastern Kentucky. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Bank of Kentucky Center. The Monsters then go to Pikeville to play at Eastern Kentucky May 28 to end the regular season. Last Saturday, Highlands grad Jared Lorenzen finished 15-of-27 for 183 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Ricardo Lenhart finished with eight receptions for 127 yards and three scores. “The thing with Jared is that we get on his back offensively,” said head coach Rodney Swanigan in a release. “These guys are trying to find ways to get it done. Our defense is starting to catch up, as you see. So now we really don’t have to have 64 points. When you’re playing back and forth, we started to play

The Freedom have yet to qualify for the league playoffs in seven years in the league. small ball again.” Linebacker Jon D’Angelo, the league’s leading tackler, finished with six tackles, while Kenneth Joshen had four tackles and an interception. This will be the third of four meetings with the Drillers with each team recording a home victory. “It’s a rivalry,” said Swanigan. “It’s become a rivalry. We’ve been looking towards the end of the year when we played them up here. It’s testing your grit on how you handle your opponent, how you handle your rivalry. The thing is, we have to play them twice.” Single game tickets are now on sale through the Bank of Kentucky Center box office, or by calling the River Monsters office at 859-572-7595. The team is guaranteed to host at least one playoff game in June. Local products on the River Monsters include Lorenzen, Brett Hamblen (Highlands), Dustin Zink (Newport Central Catholic), Darrell Brown (University of Cincinnati) and Khalil ElAmin (UC). The Florence Freedom baseball team opens their 2011 season under new field manager Fran Riordan Friday, May 20, at Evansville.

Riordan is the winningest manager in the history of the Frontier League, with 435 wins over nine seasons, including three league championships. He spent the 2010 season with Lake County in the Northern League. The Freedom have yet to qualify for the league playoffs in seven years in the league. After three road games to start the year, Florence debuts at home Tuesday, May 24, against Normal (Ill.) at 7:05 p.m. The Freedom will play at home six straight days May 24-29. The May 25 game is at 11:05 a.m. The May 26-27 games are 7:05 p.m. May 28-29 games are 6:05 p.m. The Freedom had a home exhibition game May 12. Their offense slugged out 11 runs on nine hits and blasted three home runs to beat Evansville 11-7. Returning Freedom players Stephen Shults and Michael Campbell both contributed in the inning, as Shults drew a bases-loaded walk and Campbell added an infield single in the

inning. The other run scored on a double play groundout. Florence continued the hit parade in the second, as Felix Martinez hit a grand slam to left field to make it 7-0. Shults bumped the lead to 8-0 with an RBI double to the gap in right center field. Martinez was 2-for-3 with four RBI and three runs scored and Shults was 1for-1 with two RBI. Starting pitcher Tim Holmes pitched two scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out one. Florence has three local products on its roster as of May 16, including Chris Curley (Beechwood), Jason Cisper (Moeller/NKU) and Cameron Satterwhite (University of Cincinnati). Freedom 2011 single game tickets are on sale now and can be ordered online at or by calling the Freedom’s front office at (859) 594-HITS (4487).

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Conference accolades

Northern Kentucky University baseball pitcher Andy Heston has been selected to the Capital One Academic AllDistrict IV first team. Heston, a senior from Wilmore, Ky., owns a 3.90 cumulative grade point average and is a sports business major. The right-hander is 8-0 on the mound this season and leads the Great Lakes Valley Conference with a 1.23 earned run average. In addition, Heston is No. 1 in the GLVC in opposing batting average, limiting foes to a .153 clip.

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• The girls track team placed second with a score of 126 in the KTCCA Area 5 Championships, May 13. NewCath’s Morgan Dubuc won the 400 meter in 1 minute, 3.04 seconds; Mallory Niemer won the 800 meter in 2 minutes, 27.54 seconds; Emma Heil won the high jump at 4 feet, 10 inches; Aubrey Muench won the 300 meter hurdles in 48.34 seconds; and Liz Gruenschlaeger won the shot put at 37 feet, 1.5 inches. On May 14, NewCath placed first with a score of

164 in the Dixie Heights Regional Tune-Up. Chandler Cain won the 100 meter in 13.33 seconds; Niemer won the 800 meter in 2 minutes, 30.34 seconds; Heil won the high jump at 5 feet; the relay team won the 4x100 meter in 52.82 seconds; the 4x200 meter in 1 minute, 49.83 seconds; and the 4x800 meter in 10 minutes, 21.83 seconds; and Gruenschlaeger won the shot put at 33 feet, 4 inches. • The boys track team placed 13th with a score of 11 in the KTCCA Area 5 Championships, May 13. On May 14, NewCath placed eighth with a score of 41.5 in the Dixie Heights Regional Tune-Up.

The week at Campbell

• The Campbell County baseball team beat Scott 8-1, May 9. Campbell’s Nate Losey was 3-4 with two RBI. On May 10, Campbell beat Newport Central Catholic 4-3. Campbell’s Mitch Miller was 2-2 with two RBI, and NewCath’s Jake Cain scored a homreun and had three RBI.

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• In boys tennis on May 12, Highlands beat Campbell


County 5-0. Martz beat Hyden 8-1; Christian beat Bricking 60, 6-0; Hoffman beat Peek 61, 6-3; L. Herman and A. Herman beat Ampfer and Kennedy 8-2; Begnoche and Stratton beat Roaden and Davis 6-3, 6-2. • The girls track team placed first with a score of 162 in the KTCCA Area 5 Championships. Highlands’ Collinsworth won the 100 mete run 12.94 seconds; Rosenhagen won the long jump at 16 feet, 4.25 inches; the relay team won the 4x100 meter in 50.94 seconds; Scaggs won the pole vault at 9 feet, 9 inches; and Rosenhagen won the triple jump at 32 feet, 10 inches. • The Highlands boys track team placed second with a score of 88 in the Dixie Heights Regional Tune-Up, May 14. Sheehan won the 100 meter in 11.52 seconds; the relay team won the 4x400 meter in 3 minutes, 37.74 seconds, and the 4x100 meter in 45.24 seconds. The Holy Cross baseball team beat Highlands 12-2, May 9. Highlands’ Schultz was 2-3.

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• In softball, Brossart beat Lloyd 10-0 in six innings, May 9. Brossart’s Maria Greis was

3-3 with a double and two RBI. On May 11, Bishop Brossart beat Scott 4-1. Brossart’s Lindsay Griffith was 2-3 with two RBI. • The girls track team placed third with a score of 97 in the KTCCA Area 5 Championships, May 13. Brossart’s Fleissner won the 100 meter hurdles in 16.14 seconds. On May 14, Brossart placed second with a score of 127 in the Dixie Heights Regional Tune-Up. Brossart’s Klump won the 200 meter in 27.96 seconds; Britt won the discus at 1-3 feet, 5 inches; and the relay team won the 4x400 meter in 3 minutes, 14.19 seconds. • The boys track team placed third with a score of 80 in the KTCCA Area 5 Championships, May 13. Brossart’s Evans won the 400 meter in 52.14 seconds; Holtkamp won the 800 meter in 1 minute, 59.56 seconds; and Holtkamp own the 1,600 meter in 4 minutes, 28.24 seconds.

Pitcher of the year

Northern Kentucky University’s Dave Middendorf was recently selected as the Great Lakes Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year.

Middendorf, a senior lefthander from La Salle High School in Cincinnati, leads the GLVC with 100 strikeouts and is 7-3 overall. He also owns a 1.87 earned run average, which is No. 3 in the GLVC. Middendorf has allowed just 19 earned runs in 14 appearances and has recorded eight complete games with one shutout. In conference play, he was 5-2 with a 1.66 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 65 innings pitched. Middendorf completed six of his eight starts and led the conference in innings pitched. He also ranked second in opposing batting average (.185). Two other NKU standouts, senior catcher Brian Erie and senior outfielder Bryan Rose, also were named to the AllGLVC first team. The Norse’s Brad Clement and Andy Heston were selected to the second team, while Brett Cisper earned a spot on the third team. Erie leads NKU in hitting with a .345 batting average. He enters the GLVC Tournament with a team-leading 17 doubles and has scored 32 runs. Rose has hit six home runs and is batting .295. He also leads NKU with 41 runs scored. Clement, a sophomore

infielder, is No. 2 in the GLVC with 46 runs batted in. He is hitting .302 with five home runs. Heston, a senior pitcher, owns an 8-1 record going into the GLVC Tournament. He leads the GLVC in opposing batting average at .181. Heston is also No. 2 in ERA at 1.44. Cisper, a sophomore first baseman, is batting .343 with a team-leading 61 hits. He has driven in 30 runs and collected 11 doubles this season. Sean Estand of Saint Joseph’s was voted the GLVC Player of the Year, while Southern Indiana’s Tracy Archuleta was tabbed GLVC Coach of the Year.

College commitments

Madison Freeman, a goalkeeper from Newport Central Catholic High School, recently committed to attend The College of Mount St. Joseph in the fall and play soccer. Freeman played 4,500plus minutes in goal her senior season, and had 21 shutouts, and a 1.03 GAA. She was named All-Northern Kentucky Third Team and AllRegion Second Team her senior season. Freeman, the daughter of Sue Ann and Tony Freeman, is planning on majoring in athletic training.

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Faust receives Coach Conner award

Chuck Faust received Newport Central Catholic High School’s Coach Jim Connor Award. The award is given to an individual who mirrors the values and character that NCC strives to teach and live. Pictured is Chuck Faust with fellow NCC classmates from 1962; from left, is Bill Neltner, Bill Theis, Bill Detzel, Chuck Faust, Jim Strickley and Matt Pompilio.









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A foster child might need you and family. Is foster parJerianne enting easy? No. Is it for everyStrange one? No. Community Will you make Recorder a lot of money guest foster parenting? No. columnist What you will get is a deep satisfaction of knowing you made a difference in a child’s life – whether the child is 5 or 15. Your actions may be the ones that turn his or her life around and puts them on the path to being a stable member of society rather than an angry statistic, a number on the welfare roll or an inmate in the state’s correctional system. More than 32 percent of the children in care range from age 12-18. Many of those kids have been in limbo for a long time and most just want a place where they belong, a family to call their own, a home and heart where they feel secure. All children deserve safe, happy lives. Young people in foster care especially need nurturing adults on their side because their own families are in crisis and are unable to care for them. It says in Exodus 22:22-23: “Do no take advantage of the widow or the fatherless. If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry.” Do you hear the cries today? There are children and youth who need you. No matter whom you are or how time you have to give, you can help create permanent, lifelong connections for these children and youth. Jerianne Strange is a trainer with New Beginnings Family Services. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, call 859-817-9416. New Beginnings is located on Houston Road in Florence.

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patient care and Community Health Centers which receive federal funds. We all understand that Sen. Paul opposes all federal involvement in health care including Medicare and Medicaid. (Though as an eye physician, Paul admitted to taking Medicare and Medicaid patients.) Unlike the slaves, Sen. Paul received money from the federal government for his services. It should be noted that doctors are not forced to care for Medicare and Medicaid patients. Sen. Paul made wild accusations about the police going to the homes of doctors to force them to render medical services. The federal government has been involved in providing payment for the elderly since



the mid-1960s and there have been no reports of police rounding up doctors to treat the elderly in America. Again the comparison of federal involvement in the healthcare to slavery is insulting to AfricanAmericans who were brought to this country in chains and against their will and who labored without compensation. Sen. Paul’s remarks are insulting to those who aspire to be participants in the health care professions in the United States and making healthcare better for all. Paul L. Whalen Chair, Campbell County Democratic Party Fort Thomas

Teachers should stop blaming parents There needs to be an expiration date on terrible excuses. Kentucky’s educational community has been using the “it’s the parents fault” excuse to explain Kentucky’s educational nightmare. I don’t believe parents or kids are the problem. The educational system is the problem. Mr. Jon Akers of the Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) has released its 11th annual report and confirms that the “parents are at fault” excuse is bogus. He states, “Some people get the misconception that schools are a hotbed for problems, but you have almost 94 percent of students who have done nothing wrong.” Mr. Akers was referring to the number of students arrested or receiving school violations. It sounds like 94 percent of parents are doing a great job. It’s time for incompetent teachers, administrators and unions to be held accountable. Their failed policies have resulted in Kentucky being ranked 49th in ACT scores. Many “educators” remind me that Kentucky has low ACT scores because Kentucky, unlike all states, requires all students to take the ACT test. So how does Kentucky perform

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against the states that require 100 percent testing? Kentucky is last. Embarrassing! Did you know that only 16 percent of our high school graduates pass the College Readiness Benchmarks? Does it seem like a valid excuse to say 84 percent of our parents are causing this problem? As a parent, I’m tired of playing the role of villain. Our educational system is the villain. Please don’t misunderstand; I have nothing against great teachers. I love great teachers! I’m a business teacher. I believe that every human being is a teacher, not just the ones who belong to the teachers’ unions. The business community employs many of our country’s greatest teachers. They teach employees skills that our “professional” teachers failed to teach. The business community is not permitted the luxury of blaming parents for underperforming employees. In fact, business leaders can’t even blame their employees. If leaders fail to achieve results, they’re fired. I can’t imagine a leader at McDonalds blaming the

parents of their young employees for a store’s unprofitable performance. I can’t ever remember any of my childhood coaches saying, “Our team is horrible. I blame my kids’ parents for our loss today.” Maybe Kentucky’s Coach Calapari should have blamed Kentucky’s loss in the NCAA on the players’ parents? Childish excuses are not accepted in the grown-up world. Maybe that’s the problem. It’s time for the educational community to grow-up and take responsibility for the disaster they have created. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce conducted a national survey concerning our school systems and clearly identifies the problem. They graded all states as to their willingness to removing horrific teachers from the classrooms. How did Kentucky do? Kentucky received an F. Enough is enough! Please get involved in your local school system and demand that they fire all their “F Troop” teachers. Our children deserve more than the old “it’s the parents fault” excuse. They deserve a future. Tom Wurtz is President of Tom Wurtz Consulting & resident of Ft. Mitchell

Northern Kentucky supports child abuse prevention On behalf of Family Nurturing Center and the nearly 30,000 people we serve, I want to thank the Northern Kentucky community for their support of the Blue Ribbon Campaign to promote April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Blue Ribbon campaign was started in 1989 by a Virginia grandmother after receiving the devastating news that her grandson had died of injuries inflicted by his parents. In an expression of grief and outrage she tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her van as a way to remember “the bruised and battered body of her grandson” and to alert her community to the tragedy of child abuse. In Northern Kentucky, schools, churches, government offices, businesses, libraries, Girl Scouts, Northern Kentucky University sororities and individual residents showed their support for victims of child abuse by displaying blue ribbons. Tom Gill put his “business of character” into action by once again hosting our annual Blue Ribbon Ceremony. Ribbons could be seen on the white fence of his dealership, at the Florence Freedom stadium, and all along Ewing Boulevard thanks to the city of Florence. The hard workers at Cummins Filtration not only hung up blue ribbons, but also returned at the end of the month to take them

down. Libraries in Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Grant and Pendleton counties decorated blue ribbon trees and made special displays with resources. Churches joined together to recognize Blue Sunday demonstrating their support for families who have been touched by abuse, and appreciation to those who help abused or neglected children. School children created blue ribbon trees and held special fund raising events to support Family Nurturing Center. Students at Camp Ernst Middle School worked with their B.E.S.T. partner, The Bank of Kentucky Burlington branch, selling blue wristbands and raised more than $2,000. Branch manager Billy Santos and his staff supported their efforts by offering incentive prizes for top classroom sales. Once again an incredible community partner was The Bank of Kentucky. Through the hard work of some ingenious bank tellers and their managers, they collected more than $19,000 in donations from their generous customers. The Bank of Kentucky believes in our collective responsibility to prevent and confront all forms of child abuse and neglect. Family Nurturing Center is especially appreciative to the many participants and volunteers who

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helped us defy the storms at our Blue Ribbon 5K Jane Herms Race. Kudos to Community our new friends Recorder St. Catherine of Siena CCD in guest Fort Thomas, columnist who organized all the children’s activities. A huge thank you goes to our friends at General Cable and PPD for their corporate sponsorship. More than just a charitable gift, we are in debt to their employees who gave of their personal time to make the race a success. We congratulate Savanna Innes, fifth-grader at Shirley Mann Elementary, who won our Children’s Art Contest. Thanks to TANK for displaying her colorful artwork and message of “There is no excuse for child abuse” on all buses. Child abuse affects us all, regardless of whether we know any of the five children in America who will be reported abused in just the minute it takes to read this article. At a time when demand for our services is growing, the Blue Ribbon Campaign is making a tremendous difference in the lives of those families we serve. Jane Herms is executive director of the Family Nurturing Center.


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Kentucky’s freshman U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has embarrassed the good people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky by his comments by comparing “the right to health care” to slavery. In doing so, Sen. Paul has cast doubts on his understanding of American history and since he is a physician, about his understanding about the nation’s health care delivery systems. A hearing of the Senate HELP Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging looked at emergency room Sen. Paul compared the “right to health care” to slavery at a hearing by that Subcommittee on the use of Emergency Rooms for

In this day of instant information, there remains an area many people are unaware of: Foster care. Few understand how the foster care system works, the role of foster parents and most importantly, the experience of the children and youth in foster care. May is National Foster Care Month, a time to shine the light on the foster care experience. Let’s start with some facts and figures: • More than 6,800 Kentucky children and youth are in out of home care, with 75 to 80 percent of those in foster care. Most are placed in temporary foster care due to parental neglect or abuse. • The average age of a child in care: 10.7 years. • More than 73 percent of the children/youth in care are white; 19.3 percent are black and 43 percent are Hispanic. • Of the children/youth in care, 50.7 percent are male and 49.3 percent are female. • The average length of stay for children in care is 25.5 months. • The goal of 53 percent of the children in care is reunification with their biological family. • There are 4000 licensed foster homes across the state of Kentucky So there are the facts, but those are just the numbers behind foster care. The figures do not tell the stories of children/youth served through foster care nor do they highlight the hearts and souls of the parents who step up to care for our kids. Those who step in to parent children who are not biologically theirs have a deep understanding of family and parenting that you’ll rarely encounter elsewhere. There’s something about caring for a child who is not linked to you through birth that teaches you some deep lessons about love


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St. Thomas School second-graders Emma Donnelly (left) and Lily Dickerson, who have been best friends since kindergarten, pose for a picture at the school.

St. Thomas second-graders plan to be best friends forever By Amanda Joering Alley

FORT THOMAS - St. Thomas School secondgraders Lily Dickerson and Emma Donnelly may have only known each other for a few years, but the duo is certain they will be best friends forever. The girls, who met when they started at the school in kindergarten, said they liked each other from the beginning and have grow even closer since then. “We just like to do the same things and like get the same shoes and stuff,” Emma said. “We like say the same thing as each other all the time.” The two said they like to

do everything together, both in and out of school. “We like to play together and go to each others houses and have sleepovers,” Lily said. “We are also doing our science experiments together.” Emma said her favorite thing about Lily is how nice she is and how she is always there for her. “If I get hurt or if I’m crying she always comes to see if I’m OK and tries to like make me feel better,” Emma said. Lily said it’s Emma silliness that she likes the best. The girls said that even though school is almost out, they plan to spend a lot of time together this summer.

Schworer to receive United Way award Frost Brown Todd attorney Philip J. Schworer of Cold Spring will be honored with the Gary R. Bricking Community Leadership Award. This award will be presented during the United Way of Greater CincinnatiNorthern Kentucky 2011 Annual Luncheon to be held at Drees Pavilion in Covington May 20. The Gary R. Bricking Community Leadership Award is given each year by the United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky in recognition of outstanding citizenship and dedication to numerous human service and civic groups, including United Way of Greater CincinnatiNorthern Kentucky.

Schworer is a Partner in the Environmental Practice Group for the Florence office of Frost Brown Todd LLC and serves in a number of civic and charitable roles. Schworer is president of the Board of Directors for the Redwood Rehabilitation Center in Ft. Mitchell. He served on the Campaign Cabinet for the Northern Kentucky United Way Campaign of 2010 and has been a Campaign Volunteer since 1997. Schworer is chair of the Environmental Issues committee of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and served as 2011 chair of the Cincinnati Arts Association, “Dancing for the Stars” Benefit.

FORT THOMAS - Located off a steep drive of U.S. 27 in Fort Thomas to a hilltop vista overlooking the Cincinnati skyline is the Highland Country Club – one of the Cincinnati area’s oldest golf courses. “We’re coming up on 100 years old in 2015,” said Daniel M. Schlarman, general manager of the club. It’s one of the oldest golf courses in Greater Cincinnati – let alone Northern Kentucky, Schlarman said. “I think it’s always been a center for activity for the Fort Thomas area,” he said. In addition to golf, plenty of people come to the clubhouse to hold class reunions, graduation parties and civic group meetings, Schlarman said. Still, since it is private, many people often don’t know where the country club is located, he said. “It’s almost a hidden gem in the community still,” Schlarman said. Highland Country Club was opened in 1915 by the owners of the former 25acre Inverness golf course in Southgate, he said. The owners decided to close the Southgate course and open in Fort Thomas because it was never a big course and developers were buying up the land around it, Schlarman said. The Inverness and Highland country clubs were original members in the Cincinnati Golfers League along with the Kenwood, Western Hills and Fort Mitchell country clubs, he said. Today’s Highland clubhouse brims with tradition with displays of trophies and plaques from the 1920s and 1930s and wood-handled golf clubs made by Highlands’ own golf pros when that was still the practice. The club also maintains a shrine to its most famous member with photos and trophies of John Fischer, who won the U.S. Amateur tournament in 1936 at the Garden City Golf Club in Long Island, N.Y. Most clubs can’t claim to have a U.S. Amateur champion as a member in their history, Schlarman said. It wasn’t until the early 1980s that the 9-hole golf


Lynn Thompson hits a chip shoot onto the 9th Green at Highland Country Club June 25, 2009 during play in the Cincinnati Women’s Met Championship. course first built in 1915 was expanded into an 18hole course, he said. The first nine holes remain indicative of an “oldstyle” course that was built to suit the land’s terrain as it already existed with raised greens and sand traps all around the greens, Schlarman said. The course also features breathtaking views, especially looking west of the clubhouse at sunset, he said. It’s a beautiful and unique place, Schlarman said. What makes the club a great place still isn’t just the history, it’s the quality of the members, he said. Whenever something needs to get done, it’s the membership that steps up to do things to make improvements to the club, which operates as a nonprofit, Schlarman said. Any profits go back into improving and operating the club and golf course, he said. There have also only been four golf pros in the entire history of the club – a remarkable achievement of longevity, Schlarman said. Jay Lumpkin has been the golf pro since 1976. The generosity and friendliness of people who are members make it a great

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Handmade flags hang each year in the dining room and meeting room around the time of the Kentucky Derby at Highland Country Club in Fort Thomas. Photo taken May 11.


Daniel M. Schlarman, general manager of Highland Country Club in Fort Thomas, steps outside of his office into the third floor lobby reception area and trophy with a shrine to club member John Fischer, who won the U.S. Amateur tournament in 1936.

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• “The Highlander,” is claimed to be the “Midwest’s oldest invitational tournament” by the club at its website • The club was established in 1915 with 78 members and an elected board with Harry Stegeman as president. • The club’s youth swim team has won the championship in its division in a Cincinnati-area swim meet since 2006. • There is a four-lane bowling alley on the second floor of the club. • Membership has grown in the past year from about 250 people in 2010 to 350 people this year. Source: Daniel M. Schlarman, general manager, Highland Country Club atmosphere to work as a pro and is the reason he wouldn’t do the same job at any other course, Lumpkin said. Lumpkin said as a pro he often appraises members of the weather and gives them tips about what kind of attire they’re likely to need when playing. Despite many members knowing about the windy nature of the hilltop course, that’s still typically the chief complaint, he said. “They say they notice the hills and there’s always a breeze up here stronger than you will have normally elsewhere,” Lumpkin said. Lumpkin also met his wife Belinda at the country club. Belinda has worked at

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the club since she was 19 in 1975, and she still works there now as the office manager and maintains the club’s finances. Belinda said by working at the club she and her husband have gotten to know the members very well, and that’s a big part of why she’s still working there. “It’s a family here,” she said. There is at least one other reason why Belinda said she enjoys working at the country club. “It’s a pretty place to work,” she said. “I mean how can you beat those views.”


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Peter Fletcher, 7 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Classical guitarist. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Union.


Basic Truth, 6-10 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Free. 859-581-9000. Newport.


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Showtune, 8 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St., Musical revue celebrates words and music of Jerry Herman, composer and lyricist for Broadway shows. $20. 513-4748711; Newport. Best of the Best, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Most popular-by-demand sketches and songs. Food and drink available. $20-$30. Through July 9. 859-957-7625; Newport. Flags, 8 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St., Regional premiere of play by Jane Martin follows typical family who loses a son in Iraq. $17, $15 students and seniors. Through May 21. 513-479-6783; Newport.


Will Hillenbrand, 23:30 p.m., Blue Marble Children’s Bookstore, 1356 S. Fort Thomas Ave., The Great Green Room. Author discusses and signs “Mother Goose Hillenbrand Picture Puzzles” and “Spring Is Here.” Family friendly. Free. 859781-0602. Fort Thomas.

Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls, 6-9:30 p.m., Midwest Hoops, 25 Cavalier Blvd., vs. Rockford Rage. $13, $10 advance; $5 ages 7-12. Presented by Blackn-Bluegrass Rollergirls. 859-3727751; Florence. S U N D A Y, M A Y 2 2


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Moeller High School Concert Band, Noon, Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Plaza. Free. 859-261-7444; Newport.


Equestrian Drill Team Competition, 9 a.m., Alexandria Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Lane, Equestrian Drill Teams from across Midwest compete, performing maneuvers choreographed to music. 859-512-5414. Alexandria.



Cancer Research Open House, 1-4 p.m., Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory, 931 Isabella St., Marks completion of Biospecimen Repository Center. Addition will house national caliber collection of 1.6 million tissue samples from area hospitals. Includes tours, and music by local musicians. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. 859-5817249; Newport. Matt Cowherd, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200; Newport.


Tom Segura , 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15. Ages 21 and up. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Showtune, 2 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, $20. 513-474-8711; Newport.

Damien Jurado, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Doors open 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter and guitarist. $15, $12 advance. 859431-2201; New-


Evensong, 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Ave., For All Saints featuring music of Stanford Choir of Trinity Episcopal Church. Wine and cheese will follow meditative services. 859-431-1786. Covington.


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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. With Maria Taylor. Doors open 8 p.m. $15, $12 advance. 859-431-2201; Newport.


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Thanks to Shannan Boyer “A Closer Look” will run through June 24 at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. The exhibit will feature “Kaleidoscopes of the 21st Century,” an international exhibition demonstrating the evolution of the kaleidoscope. Admission is free. For more information, visit or call 859-491-2030. Pictured is an interior view of “Autumn Leaves,” made of stained glass, resin, pressed leaves and flowers, and a monarch butterfly wing, by Beverly Forester of Broken Arrow, Okla.


Senior Health and Wellness Fair, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Town and Country Sports and Health Club, 1018 Town Drive, For “mature adults” with interest in improving health, fitness and wellness. Free. 859-4425800; Wilder.


Northern Kentucky Veterans Job Fair, 1-4 p.m., Drawbridge Inn Hotel, 2477 Royal Drive, Open to all veterans, families of veterans and supporters of veterans. Free. Presented by One Stop Northern Kentucky. 859292-2642; Fort Mitchell.

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Real Men Read Book Club, 7 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, “Mark Twain: A Life” by Ron Powers. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166; Cold Spring.


Dan Cummins, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $15. Ages 18 and up. 859-957-2000; Newport.




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Can good people occasionally become angry at God? express their frustration to God. Praying such psalms can give us words we hesitate using on our own. Where else can we be totally human if not before the One who made us humans? We certainly can feel free to pray our anger, conflicts, and frustrations that question divine fairness until we’ve emptied them out and sent them echoing through the universe. Then, as Job did or as we often do in our human relationships, we begin to see things differently. We forgive original impressions, recant, see things anew and accept – until the next time.

Being open with God is conducive to letting God be open with us. It permits us to shake our fist at God on one occasion and break into feelings of thankfulness on another. We appreciate anyone who accepts our true feelings and understands why we feel and think the way we do. We learn to trust such a person. One is only able to express anger at a Beloved because we feel safe. We realize the one who loves us will neither react with violence, reject us, or erect a wall of distance between us – but still love us. May good people ever

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Some pious people say that their faith is so strong they never feel angry at God. If we’re honest with ourselves, however, I think most of us would admit there are times we become angry with God. We become angry at God for many reasons: he seems so silent, so unresponsive when we pour out our hearts, so unrelenting in the misery we perceive he lets go on in our lives and in the world. Anger is one of our greatest blocks to prayer and a maturing spiritual life. When we were children we hid much of our anger toward authorities such as parents, teachers, coaches, etc. Our restraint was possibly for one of two reasons. 1. We were becoming acquainted with the power of our anger and what harsh things we could say or do under its influence. 2. We were also afraid of what these authority figures might do to us if we challenged them with our anger. Parents could discipline or reject us, teachers could administer punishment or poor grades, and coaches could put us off the team or never permit us to play. Thirty, 50 or 70 years later good people may hide their anger at God for variations of the same reasons: fear of

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Time to ‘stalk’ up on tasty rhubarb recipes Our rhubarb has shot up overnight. In fact, some of it is starting to flower, so I went out to the garden this morning and cut as m a n y Rita stalks as I Heikenfeld could. When Rita’s kitchen we were kids, I did-

n’t like rhubarb at all. I guess it was the tanginess of it that made my mouth pucker. Interestingly enough, now I absolutely adore rhubarb. And it’s something that is at its best in season. Rhubarb is called “pie plant” because most folks make a rhubarb and strawberry pie with it. Rhubarb contains calcium and is good for our skeletal system. It contains anti-bacterial and anti-can-

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Rhubarb berry sauce with ginger

I love this over ice cream.

4 cups chopped rhubarb 2 cups strawberries, halved 1 ⁄2 cup each: sugar and orange juice Grated zest of 1 orange and 1 lemon (opt.) 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger


The cauliflower and carrots roast alongside the spiced chicken. 1 teaspoon vanilla Put in pan and bring to boil over medium heat. Reduce to simmer, skim off any foam and cook until rhubarb is tender, about 10 minutes. Store in fridge. Makes about 4 cups. Tip from Rita’s kitchen: Only the stalks of rhubarb are edible, not the leaves.

Israeli spiced chicken with carrots, cauliflower

This has now become a family favorite. Once you try it, you’ll see why. The cauliflower and carrots roast beautifully alongside the chicken. Now if you want, you can use any kind of chicken pieces with skin and bone on. 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks 1 nice head cauliflower, broken into florets 2 teaspoons each: ground coriander and cumin mixed together Olive oil 4-5 chicken thighs with skin left on and bones left in Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

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Tips from readers’ kitchens

Crockpot potato sausage soup mystery solved. Thanks to Liz Brown who tried the crockpot potato soup recipe again, this time with the 1-pound bags of frozen hash browns. “A hit with my family,” she said.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

Peeling very fresh hard-boiled eggs: I dump the eggs in a bowl of very cold water and as soon as they are cool enough to handle, I turn the faucet on cold water and peel the eggs under running cold water. Update on Gorgonzola/bleu cheese bacon dressing recipe: After the dressing was in the fridge for a day, it got really thick – it made a great veggie dip. If this happens to you, just thin it out with a little bit of milk.

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Put the scent off your dog with these bathing tips “Pee-u!, Nosey, what have you been rolling in?” I asked, opening the door to let her in and practically gagging. “That goopy thing out in the backyard,” she replied, happily, tail wagging. “Don’t you think I smell great?” “Don’t be so pleased with yourself, missy, you are getting a bath,” I said. “No!” She howled, turning and running from me; the scent of eau de rotting rabbit corpse spreading through the house. “You brought this on yourself young lady,” I said grabbing her by the collar and marching her down the basement steps to the stationary tub. She whimpered the entire way as though I were tugging on her tail.

Thank goodness that basset hounds are a relatively low-mainten a n c e , and Marsie Hall “wash wear” breed dog, Newbold of because Marsie’s Nosey is Menagerie fairly messy. All they require is a bath once in a while, regular brushing, ear cleaning and toenail clipping. I also regularly dust her fat little belly with Lady Anti Monkey Butt powder. Her vet approves and it keeps her smelling fresh. But other breeds like poodles and cocker spaniels need regular trips to a pro-

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fessional groomer to keep their coats in good shape. What should the typical owner know about grooming their dog? I called my pal Chip Pritchard, the second generation owner of Melody Manor Grooming Salon in Newport, to find out. “The first thing people need to consider is what type of dog they have,” he explained. “Do you have a long- or short-haired dog? A short-haired dog, you might be able to groom yourself, but a long-haired breed like the shih tzu, you would typically bring them to a professional groomer.” Leeann Sullivan, who has worked at Melody Manor for several years, suggests that owners get into a habit of brushing their dog every day. That will keep the hair from becoming matted. She cautions never to never bathe a dog with a matted coat. “That only makes things worse.” The type of shampoo and conditioner you use should be very dog and skin friendly. Don’t use human products. Chip says that it is OK for


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with a hose and shampoo away. The most important part, he says is to rinse every bit of soap off of the dog. Any residue can cause irritation. He is also a big proponent of drying dogs with a towel and letting them finish by air drying. He has some rules of thumb: Don’t bathe a dog (unless absolutely necessary) more often than every 28 to 30 days and trim their nails every four weeks. (Only if necessary, though. If a dog walks on the pavement a lot, the nails naturally wear down.) There are now some wonderful treatments to cut down on shedding. Chip is particularly excited about the results he’s been getting with a conditioner called Best Shot Ultra Plenish. “We massage it into the fur for about 10 to 15 minutes and it allows the undercoat to release. You could call it a miracle the way it cuts down on shedding.” And I could certainly use one of those. My MINI Cooper has a black interior and since Nosey happened

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BUSINESS NOTES Helton honored for 15 years of service

Greater Cincinnati White Castle restaurants will honored nine local employees for 15 years of dedicated service to the company May.. A ceremony was held at the Wunderland Banquet Hall in Cincinnati where employees were inducted in to the “15 Years of Service Club” with White Castle. Every year, White Castle employees who have been with the company for a span of 15 or 25 years are honored for their achievements. During the recognition ceremony inductees will receive special gift packs. Locally, James Helton of Alexandria, general manager,

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Thomas Courtright has joined the Newport office of ComStock Advisors, a national financial advisory firm that provides business valuation services and a wide range of related financial advisory services. He brings more than 18 years of comprehensive finance and valuation experience to the firm and specializes in valuations of businesses, as well as of intangible assets, including trademarks, patents, and client-related intangible assets. Courtright has more than 15 years of experience per-

forming and directing valuations and analyses of public and privately held businesses, financial securities, and intangible and tangible assets for companies across the Midwest, with values ranging from less than $5 million up through more than $1 billion. Courtright earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and both a Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE) and an MBA in Finance from Marquette University. He is a member of the CFA Institute, and has written and spoken about derivatives and stock options for financial reporting. He resides in West Chester with his wife and four children.

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Opera Idol competition. The 10 opera-star wannabes beat a field of more than 50 singers who auditioned at Music Hall on May 7. The semi-finalists are: Chelsea Fries, a soprano from Cold Spring, Ky.; Leah Gordon, a mezzo-soprano from Cincinnati; Samuel Hall, a tenor from Grove City, Ohio; Walker Jermaine Jackson, a tenor from Bloomington, Ind.; Shawn Mlynek, a tenor from Cincinnati; Heather Morrey,

a soprano from Cincinnati; Catherine Scott, a mezzosoprano from Cincinnati; Bill Shuler, a baritone from Loveland; Heather Spence, a soprano from Powell, Ohio; Olivia Yokers, a soprano from Hamilton. The winner will receive a $3,500 contract with Cincinnati Opera. The Opera Idol SemiFinalist Concert will take place at 7 p.m. July 5 in the Aronoff Center’s JarsonKaplan Theater, downtown.

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On June 3, Dr. Dan Sheridan and his team will sponsor their first “Dentistry from the Heart” event, to be held at their office located at 7827 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria. On this day dental services will be provided, free of charge, to people in need in the community. Sheridan and his team’s hopes are to make a difference in the lives of those who are unable to afford dental treatment. Those seeking treatment must be 18 years of age or older. Services will be provided on a first come first served basis. Registration will being at 7 a.m. to noon. To accommodate as many people as possible, only one service per person of, either extraction or cleaning or filling will be provided. If this date is not convenient, Sheridan and his staff will be participating in the RAM (Remote Area Medical) Program June 11 and 12, in Pikeville, Ky. For more information about the RAM program call 1606-432-6246.

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CAMPBELL COUNTY Arrests/citations

Micah J. Walton, 32, 9072 South Oak Lane, warrant at Mary Ingles Highway and Four Mile Road, April 28. Deric Wagner, 25, 1123 Parkside Drive, DUI - aggravated circumstances - first offense at Persimmon Grove Pike and Stevens Branch, April 28. Steven A. Sprinkle, 18, 2786 Joshua Lane, speeding, failure to dim headlights, no operators license at 4168 Mary Ingles Highway, April 28. Rhonda J. Sprinkle, 41, 2786 Joshua Lane, warrant at 4168 Mary Ingles Highway, April 28. Bard D. Waters, 26, 330 North Rhonda St., warrant at U.S. 27 and Trapp Court, April 28. Tena F. Winkle, 43, 282 Hidden Valley Road, warrant at 6974 Reitman Road, April 30. Christina I. Rogers, 26, 7975 Stonegate Drive, DUI - first offense at I-275 East near Combs Hehl Bridge, May 1. Douglas Lee Caldwell, 29, 112 Oakwood Drive, DUI - first offense, failure to wear seat belts at U.S. 27 at B.P. gas station, May 1. Michael J. Liggett, 33, 2107 Carroll St., DUI - aggravated circumstances - second offense, failure of owner to maintain required insurance - first offense, no registration plates at Mary Ingles Highway and Tower Hill Drive, May 1.

Incidents/investigations Found property

Report of brown wallet found on U.S. 27 at Meadowlane turned in to police at 8774 Constable Drive, April 30.

Fourth degree assault

Report of juvenile punched in face by adult male neighbor at 4069 Fry Drive, April 27.

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Report of two trucks with no markings or registration plates attached to it hooking up chains to broken down vehicle and stopped when confronted and refused to identify themselves at West I-275 at Combs Heil Bridge, April 25.

Theft of identity of another without consent

Reported at 8774 Constable Drive, April 27.

Third degree burglary

Report of locks cut off storage units and multiple items taken at 6307 Licking Pike, April 28.



Shawna N. Beatty, 21, 16371 Elliot Road, fraudulent use of a credit card over $500 at 395 Crossroads Blvd., April 28. Paul T. Hakanson, 29, 8394 East Main St., theft of controlled substance under $300 - first offense at 5400 Alexandria Pike, May 9. Trinity A. Baleros, 29, 8294 East Main St., theft of controlled substance under $300 - first offense, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 5400 Alexandria Pike, May 9.

Incidents/investigations Theft by deception - include cold checks under $500

Report of bad check written for payment at 1768 Industrial Road, May 9.

Theft by unlawful taking - auto

Report of vehicle with keys left inside taken from park and ride at 4011 Alexandria Pike, May 4.

Third degree criminal mischief/theft by unlawful taking

DUI at South Fort Thomas Avenue at Garrison, May 9. Holly Rudd, 26, homeless, warrant at I-275 east, May 7. Holly Rudd, 26, homeless, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, failure to produce insurance card, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license at I-275, May 7. Kimberly Hayes, 45, 102 Ross Ave., warrant at Alexandria Pike, May 8. George Perkins, 24, 316 Main St., first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana at I-275, May 7. Nicholas Seng, 28, 7/23/1982, first degree promoting contraband, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, tampering with physical evidence at I-275, May 7. Joshua Hilligas, 28, 717 Seibert Ave., warrant at Highland Avenue, May 8. Jill Fitch, 44, 70 Pickets Charge Apt. 63, warrant, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license at Grand Avenue at I-471, May 5.



Mallory Confield, 19, 1193 Teakwood Drive, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at I-275 east, May 5. Raymond Robinson, 24, 2216 Monroe Ave., first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at Combs Heil Bridge, May 4. Grant Seward, 21, 145 Manor Lane, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence at 2527 Wilson Ave., May 4. Travis Steward, 28, 6907 Berry Blossom Court, warrant at 640 Alexandria Pike, May 3. Mindy Keefer, 30, 1628 Feesburg Poetown Road, warrant at I-471

The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. south, May 1.

Incidents/investigations Fraudulent use of a credit card

At 742 Ravine Circle Apt 1b, May 2.

Theft of identity

At 366 Linden Ave., May 5.



Jeffrey Line, 47, 12622 Martin Road, first degree possession of a controlled substance at Ninth and Central, May 7. Eddie Brunner Jr., 35, 5245 Ebersole, alcohol intoxication in a public place, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, warrant at Fourth and Columbia, May 8. Monica Sebastin, 21, 49 Isam St.,


first degree possession of a controlled substance, second degree possession of a controlled substance at Third and Park, May 5. Joseph Meriwether, 32, 12 Bordeaux Drive No. 1, theft by unlawful taking at 130 Pavilion Way, May 4. Lisa Sanders, 44, 2112 Aspen Pine, first degree possession of a controlled substance at Patterson and Keturah, May 4.

Incidents/investigations First degree criminal possession of a forged instrument At 1765 Monmouth St., May 6.

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Report of man pointed gun at man at door attempting to collect on past due account from 10 years ago for cable company at 6974 Reitman Road, April 30.

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Report of window of vehicle broken and fire extinguisher taken at 402 Napa Valley Drive, May 9.


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DEATHS tery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Community of Faith Presbyterian Church, 1400 Highland Pike, Covington, KY 41011.

Michael Deaton

Michael Deaton, 52, of Newport, died May 4, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. His parents, Everett and Roysline Noble Deaton, died previously. Survivors include the mother of his children, Carol Roberts; his sons, Larry Roberts, Brian Roberts and Wayne Roberts; daughter, Kim Roberts; brother, Lannie Deaton; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

Patricia Fitzwater

Patricia A. Fitzwater, 68, of Newport, died May 7, 2011, at Liberty Nursing Home in Xenia, Ohio. She was a seamstress. Survivors include her daughter, Debbie Ruby of New Vienna, Ohio; and brother, Edward Clark of Fort Thomas. Memorials: American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.

MEETING NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE Dayton Independ - Avenue Brew, LLC, ent School District 310 Fairfield Ave., Finance AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF Bellevue, KY 41073 Corporation THE CITY OF NEWPORT, KENTUCKY AMENDING SECTION hereby declares inThere will be a spe- tentions to apply for a 116A.04 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES CONCERNING cial meeting of the Retail Beer License RECORDS REQUIRED TO BE MAINTAINED BY SCRAPDEALERS Dayton Independent no later than May 30, AND SCRAPYARDS TO INCLUDE TRANSFERRED MOTOR School District Fi- 2011. The business VEHICLE TITLES OR SIGNED AFFIDAVITS OF DISPOSITION. nance Corporation on to be licensed will be Monday, May 23, located at 310 FairBE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF NEWPORT, KENTUCKY: 2011, in concert with field Avenue, Bellethe regular meeting vue, Kentucky 41073, SECTION I of the Dayton Inde- doing business as pendent Board of Ed- Avenue Brew LLC. That Section 116A.04 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of ucation (approxi- The owners are as Newport, Kentucky shall be and is hereby amended to read, as follows: mately 6:30 p.m.). follows: Owner, The meeting will be Christine Brondhaver Chapter 116A: SCRAPDEALERS AND SCRAPYARDS held at the Central of 6972 Old Kellogg, Office of the District. Cincinnati, OH § 116A.04 RECORDS REQUIRED; INSPECTIONS. The purpose of the 45230; Owner, Larry meeting is to consid- Brondhaver of 6972 (A) All scrapdealers shall be required to keep a record of every er adopting a resolu- Old Kellogg, Cincinpurchase, exchange or acquisition of any article of scrap. These tion authorizing the nati, OH 45230. Any records shall be made available for inspection by the Newport issuance of school person, association, Police Department or any other City agency, upon request at any building revenue corporation, or body time during the scrapdealers or scrapyards regular business hours. bonds for school politic may protest building purposes. the granting of the (B) Any motor vehicle sold to or purchased, exchanged or acquired Agenda items are as license(s) by writing by any scrapdealer or scrapyard, excluding previously crushed follows: the Dept. of Alcoholic vehicles, shall, along therewith, have either the legal title thereto, I. Call to Order Beverage Control, II.Consider stamped as junked or otherwise, transferred from the owner of 1003 Twilight Trail, Resolution record to the scrapdealer or scrapyard, or require such person Frankfort, Ky, 40601III.Adjournment to execute therewith, an affidavit, including the VIN thereon, 8400, within 30 days 7926 of the date of this leindicating that he/she is the owner of such vehicle and free to gal publication. 9139 dispose of the same, at the time of such sale, purchase exchange or acquisition. A copy of such transferred title or affidavit shall be made available for inspection by the Newport Police Department CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, KENTUCKY or any other City agency, upon request, at any time during the CAMPBELL COUNTY scrapdealers or scrapyards regular business hours. LEGAL NOTICE COMMISSIONERS ORDINANCE NO. O-2011-005

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Michael Edward Fry, 61, of Alexandria, died May 8, 2011, at his home. After retiring as a Major with the U.S. Air Force, he was a disabled veterans out reach specialist for the Kentucky Workforce One Stop Center in Covington. He was a member of the Campbell County VFW Post No. 3205 in Alexandria. His parents, Louis and Freida Griffith Fry, and a brother, Gary Fry, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Theresa A. McGowan Fry; daughter, Michelle Fry; and brother, Dennis Fry. Interment was at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown. Memorials: Dayton High School, Davis Field Fund, 200 Green Devil Lane, Dayton, KY 41074.

Eunice Glover

Eunice Glover, 82, of Covington, formerly of Alexandria, died May 11, 2011, at Rosedale Manor in Covington. Her husband, Edward Glover; three sisters, Anna Randall, Alta Hickey and Julia Britton; and a brother, John Harrison, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Doug Glover of Alexandria and Ronnie Lee Glover of Taylor Mill; brother, Alvin Harrison of Wilmington, Ohio; sisters, Scarlet Harrison of Highland Heights, Grace Randell and Ruth

When the total overall project exceeds $250,000, all bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates in the State of Kentucky. It is anticipated that the Prevailing Wage Law will not apply to this project. The successful bidder will be required to have a current occupational license in the City of Alexandria before the Contract will be awarded. The Council of the City of Alexandria, reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any or all bids. The Council of the City of Alexandria shall authorize acceptance of the bid made by the responsible bidder who, in Council’s judgment, offers the best and most responsive proposal to the City, considering quality, service, performance record, and price; or Council may direct the rejection of all bids. The City may award based on "functional equivalence" concerning specified work or products. By the order of the Council of the City of Alexandria.

Marie Sandfoss Hill

Marie Sandfoss Hill, 91, of Fort Thomas, died May 6, 2011, at Carmel Manor Nursing Home in Fort Thomas. She was a waitress with Summit Hills Country Club in Crestview Hills. Survivors include her sister, Mag Kachler of Bellevue. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Carmel Manor Nursing Home, 100 Carmel Manor Road, Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Rev. Carl Howard

Rev. Carl Howard, 76, of Newport, died May 8, 2011, at his home. He and his wife, Mary, were founders of the First Church of God on W. 7th St. in Newport, where he ministered since 1968. Three brothers and four sisters died previously. Survivors include his wife, Mary; son, Phillip Howard; daughters, Rosemary May, Grace Muldoon and Carlene Guilkey; four sisters; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Burial was in the Howard Family Cemetery, Cain Creek, Jackson, Ky.

Timothy Klosterman

Timothy Wayne Klosterman, 30, of Dayton, died May 11, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a self-employed contractor and loved to hunt and fish. Survivors include his parents, Teresa and Howard Boswell of Dayton; daughters, Bailey Brashears, Haley Klosterman and Maranda Klosterman; brothers, Christopher Klosterman and Doc Lawson; and maternal grandparents, Emma and Theodore Klosterman. Interment was at Floral Hills Cemetery.

Robert Alan Levermann

Robert Alan Levermann, 50, of Taylor Mill, died May 13, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a systems analyst with Fidelity Investments, Inc. and a member of Holy Cross Church and the Covington Racing Pigeon Club. His father, Gordon Joseph Levermann, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Jane Frodge Levermann; sons, Jordon

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a) Assist the NKWD on an as-needed basis in maintaining a viable employees insurance program; Perform a comprehensive benefit program assessment by September 30, 2011. b) Perform a comprehensive benefit program assessment by September 30, 2011, including a thorough analysis and recommendations for both cost saving and benefit enhancement options, to include scope of plan design changes (both new and nontraditional approaches), impact on plan cost, value added services, etc.; c) Solicit and negotiate plan proposals and rate quotes from existing and alternative insurance carriers; and d) Provide traditional on-going broker of record services.

William H. Flynn, 76, of Elsmere, died May 13, 2011, after a long illness. He was a retired mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of St. Barbara Catholic Church, St. Stephens Catholic Order of Foresters and the National Association of Letter Carriers. He loved traveling and the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Survivors include his wife, Martha Flynn; daughter, Dr. Stephanie Flynn of Florence; son, Michael W. Flynn of Elsmere; sisters, Barbara Cowie of Fort Thomas, Sr. Ruth Flynn of St. Anne Convent and Blanche Rawe of Fort Mitchell; and dogs, Molly, Ally, Sophie, Annabelle and Daisy. Burial was at St. Stephens Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research; Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780 or to


Firms demonstrating an apparent ability to be responsive to the NKWD’s needs and interests may be requested to present their qualifications and answer questions at a meeting with NKWD’s appropriate staff and consultant, to be conducted in July, 2011.

Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the City Clerk, Municipal Building, City of Alexandria, 8236 West Main Street, Campbell County, Kentucky, until 10:00 A.M. local time on JUNE 3, 2011, for furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment necessary to complete project known as AARON DRIVE ROADWAY REPLACEMENT, and, at said time and place, publicly opened and read aloud.

William H. Flynn

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Gertrude Jackson Braun, 92, of Ludlow, died May 11, 2011, at Rosedale Manor Nursing Home. She was a retired waitress from the former White Horse Tavern in Covington. Her first husband, Ralph Jackson; and second husband, Harry Braun, died previously. Survivors include her brother, Albert “Bud” McDermott of Latonia; nephews, Ralph McDermott of Ashland, Ky., Mark McDermott of Erlanger and David McDermott of Alexandria; and dear friends, Tony and Vicky Rector of Ludlow. Interment was in Highland Ceme-


Gertrude J. Braun

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-------------------------Mayor William T. Rachford, City of Alexandria


Publishing Date: Campbell County Recorder– May 19, 2011 1001639269

To advertise contact Terri Gilland at 513.768.8608, fax 513.768.8632 or email

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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 2830404 for more information. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513242-4000 for pricing details. For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the “Obituaries” link at Levermann and Justin Levermann, both of Taylor Mill; mother, Dorothy Doerflein Levermann of Highland Heights; stepson, Allen Watts of Taylor Mill; sisters, Mary Carol Levermann and Laura Mae Levermann, both of Highland Heights; and brother, Jack Levermann of Erlanger. Interment was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Levermann Children Scholarship Fund c/o Huntington Bank.

Bobbie Portwood

Bobbie Portwood, 55, of Newport, died May 12, 2011, at her residence. She was a packer for Sara Lee Foods Corp. in Highland Heights and a member of United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local No. 75. She enjoyed fishing, camping and hiking. Survivors include her husband, Bill Kammerer; daughter, Nikki Kammerer Marthaler of Foster; sisters, Sally Portwood-Waddell of Independence and Candy Duke of Tampa, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Anthony Kammerer of Southgate and Alex Marthaler of Foster. Disposition was cremation.

Mark E. Reinhart

Mark E. Reinhart, 46, of Covington, formerly of Newport, died May 9, 2011, at his home. He was a car detailer. His father, Bill Reinhart, died previously. Survivors include his mother, Carole Reinhart; daughter, Alicia Trenkamp; sons, Christopher, Daniel and Samuel Reinhart; sister, Cindy Lucas; brothers, Chris, Jeff and Bill Reinhart; and one grandchild. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Campbell Lodge, 5161 Skyline Drive, Cold Spring, KY 41076; Brighton Center, 741 Central Ave., Newport, KY 41071 or Masses.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Kristen Hoffmeister, 29, of Cincinnati and Jason Buell, 29, of Lawrenceburg, issued April 25. Toby Stines, 38, and David Shields, 44, both of Fort Thomas, issued April 25. Danielle Marshall, 18, of Cincinnati and Kyle Strain, 20, of Portland, issued April 26. Jessica Wiesman, 26, of Fort Thomas and Cody Woitena, 31, of San Antonio, issued April 26. Maria da Silva, 44, of Cape Town and William Canary, 33, of New York, issued April 26. Mary Collopy, 24, of Fort Thomas and Nicholas Blank V, 22, of Edgewood, issued April 27. Taryn Kitte, 26, of Cincinnati and Zachary Lawson, 26, of Oklahoma City, issued April 28. Heather Craig, 31, of Lexington and Joshua Lusby, 29, of Covington, issued April 28. Jennifer Schwab, 29, of Humble and Matthew Maxwell, 31, of Creve Coeur, issued April 28. Sabrina McClure, 25, and Stephen Feinauer, 34, both of Fort Thomas, issued April 28. Kimberly McIntyre, 36, of Fort Thomas and Mark Swartz, 44, of Cleveland, issued April 29. Jennifer Hayes, 40, of Cincinnati and Brian Spahni, 41, of Hamilton, issued April 29. Tiffany Martini, 26, of Covington and Jason Jett, 28, of Cincinnati, issued April 29. Canada Dempster, 29, of South Korea and Matthew Muehlencamp, 29, of Cincinnati, issued April 29. Dorothy Norheim, 68, of Falmouth and Charles Edwards, 74, of Newport, issued May 2. Kristy Scudder, 26, of Aurora, and Brandon Bowling, 31, of Cincinnati, issued May 2. Linda Ladnow, 30, of Covington and Gregory Vissing, 31, of Cincinnati, issued May 2. Rhonda Mattax, 25, and Steven Erskine, 29, both of Covington, issued May 4. Christina Zimmerman, 26, and Jared Gibson, 25, both of Cincinnati, issued May 6. Stacey Wiley, 27, and Joseph Seiter, 28, both of Fort Thomas, issued May 7.


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Cavalcade of Homes features seven Campbell Co. homes Cavalcade of Homes is featuring seven homes in Campbell County. The Home Builders Associations of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati are partnering to produce the 2011 Cavalcade of Homes. Tour 36 newly built homes throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky free of charge May 21-22. The hours are noon to 5 p.m. each day. Programs are available at your local

Remke bigg’s Markets. Campbell County’s Cavalcade locations and builders are listed below: • Cutter Custom Homes, 109 W. 13th St., Newport. • Cutter Custom Homes, 60 Biehl St., Newport. • JR Stull Builder, 180 Burnet Ridge, Fort Thomas. • Ashley Construction, 116 Plumrose Ln., Fort Thomas.

• JR Stull Builder, 6000 E. Alexandria Pk., Cold Spring. • Cutter Custom Homes, Reitman Rd., Alexandria. • Potterhill Homes, 696 Mallard Dr., Alexandria. The 49th Cavalcade of Homes is the region’s largest scattered site, multistate home show featuring 21 builders. For the past three years, the HBAs of

Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have joined to produce the area’s largest celebration of new homes in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. For more information about the 2011 Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati Cavalcade of Homes, visit, or call 859331-9500.

SEALED BIDS will be received by the City of Newport, Kentucky, in the Office of the City Clerk located at 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky, 41071, until two o’clock (2:00) p.m., on June 1, 2011 and then publicly opened and read aloud in the MultiPurpose Room, 1st Floor of the Newport Municipal Building for the: "714 Washington Avenue, Newport, Kentucky" Pursuant to specifications on file in the Office of the City Clerk of the City of Newport two copies of bids are to be submitted in a sealed envelope labeled as follows:


"714 Washington Avenue, Newport, Kentucky"

Art show at the Bellevue Vets

The City of Newport will award the sale to the highest responsible bidder based upon the Owner’s opinion. The property is being sold "As Is" with no warranty of the title.

Gayle Laible and Friends are having their second Art Show and Sale Sunday, June 5, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bellevue Vets in Bellevue. There will be work from Laible artists from Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana. There will be original watercolors, oils, acrylics, jewelry, hand painted glass, greeting cards, prints, crafts, folk art walking sticks, and more. There is no charge to attend the show and light refreshments will be available. For further information email or call 859-655-9165. The Art Show is in a nonsmoking room. There is parking on both sides of the Bellevue Vets and across the street.

The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bids received. Lowest bid to be accepted on 714 Washington Avenue, Newport, Kentucky is $3,000.00. The real property is being sold subject to the Order of the Newport Historic Preservation Commission that the stone retaining wall located in the front yard of the property shall not be removed. The property is subject to demolition orders of the City of Newport, Kentucky and its’ demolition has been approved by the Newport Historic Preservation Commission. The successful bidder shall demolish the building located on the property within 90 days of the purchase of the property. Before undertaking demolition, the purchaser will be required to apply for a demolition permit from the City of Newport, Kentucky. Any and all questions dealing with this should be reduced to writing and faxed to Evone Bradley, City Clerk at (859) 292-3669 or emailed to Appointments to see the property can be made with Evone Bradley. CITY OF NEWPORT, KENTUCKY Q. Evone Bradley, City Clerk

The Southgate Park and Tree Board is proud to announce that the winner of its May Green Thumb award is Vicki Courtney’s home at 317 Electric Ave in Southgate.

NOTICE Board of Ethics Annual Meeting

An Ordinance of the City Of Melbourne, Kentucky adopting the annual budget for the fiscal year, July 1, 2011 throughout June 30, 2012 by estimating revenue and appropriating funds for the operation of the City government.

The City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, will hold a Public Meeting on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. in the Clerk’s Office of the City Building at 130 N. Ft. Thomas Avenue, Ft. Thomas, KY for the following:

Whereas, the annual budget proposal and message has been prepared and delivered to City Commission, and, WHEREAS, THE CITY COMMISSION HAS REVIEWED such budget proposal and made necessary modifications. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF MELBOURNE, KENTUCKY, THAT SECTION I – That the budget of the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011 and ending June 30, 2012 is hereby adopted as follows: SECTION II –This Ordinance shall take effect upon its passage, approval and publication and recording according to law.

Fund Balance Carried Forward Transfers In REVENUES Taxes Licenses/Permits Intergovernmental Fines Services Interest


Muni Aid










TOTAL RESOURCES EXPENSES Personnel Operating Administration Public Works Subtotal Expenses Waste Collection Total Expenses Transfer Out Fund Balance Carried Forward


$65,000 $105,000 $101 $1,000


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Joe and Stacy Wells and Randy Moreland, owners, whose mailing address is 956 Kenton Station Road, Alexandria, (Campbell County), Kentucky 41001, hereby declare intention to apply for a Campbell County, Kentucky, Permit to Operate a Place of Entertainment. The business to be issued the Permit is located at 956 Kenton Station Road, Alexandria, Kentucky 41001, doing business as Grants Lick Café.

$251 $200,852






$52,902 $36,795

Any person, association, corporation, or body politic may protest the granting of the permit by writing to the Campbell County Honorable Steve Judge/Executive Pendery at 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071, on or before consideration of the permit at a public hearing to be held Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Campbell County Courthouse, 8352 East Main Street, Alexandria, Kentucky.

$27,600 $24,300


$ 250,000








new street

$24,500 $166,097 $100,000 $260,065

Ronnie J. Walton, Mayor

First Reading: 4/11/2011

The City of Fort Thomas will make every reasonable accommodation to assist qualified disabled persons in obtaining access to available services or in attending City activities.

Signed: Melissa K. Kelly, City Clerk


Second Reading: 5/09/2011

Angela Ross, City Clerk Published: 5/19/2011


Total Revenues

Annual Meeting of the Board of Ethics

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) 4411055 so that suitable arrangements can be considered prior to the delivery of the service or the date of the meeting.




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I, Paula Spicer, Clerk of the Campbell County Fiscal Court, hereby certify that this notice was prepared by me at the direction of the Campbell County Fiscal Court. /s/ Paula K. Spicer Fiscal Court Clerk


Published on May 19, 2011 NOTICE Fort Thomas Board of Adjustment Special Public Hearing The Board of Adjustment of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, will hold a Special Public Hearing at the City Building, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:00 P.M. for the following case: CASE NO. 1291 – A hearing of an appeal filed by Don Matarazzo, applicant and owner of property located at 2 Trevilla Court, requesting a side yard variance to allow the installation of a pool approximately 5 feet from the side property line. Any adjoining property owner who is unable to attend this hearing is encouraged to submit signed, written comments to the Board concerning the proposed project. Said written correspondence shall be received no later than the time of public hearing, and thereupon shall be a matter of public record. All correspondence shall be directed to City of Fort Thomas, General Services Department, Attn: Julie Rice, 130 N. Ft Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075 The City of Fort Thomas will make every reasonable accommodation to assist qualified disabled persons in obtaining access to available services or in attending City activities. If there is a need for the City to be aware of a specific disability, you are encouraged to contact the City Building, General Services Department at (859) 572-1210 so that suitable arrangements can be considered prior to the delivery of the service or the date of the meeting. City of Ft. Thomas General Services Department (Publishing date: 05/19/2011) 9234 To place your BINGO ad call 513.242.4000


CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, KENTUCKY CAMPBELL COUNTY LEGAL NOTICE Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the City Clerk, Municipal Building, City of Alexandria, Campbell County, Kentucky, until 10:15 A.M. local time on JUNE 3, 2011, for furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment necessary to complete project known as ALEXANDRIA 2011 STREET PROGRAM, and, at said time and place, publicly opened and read aloud. Contract documents, bid sheets, plans and specifications can be obtained at CDS Associates, Inc., 7000 Dixie Highway, Florence, Kentucky 41042 for $50.00 per set, (non-refundable). Plans requested by mail will be an additional $15.00 per set. Checks shall be made payable to CDS Associates, Inc. Specifications will also be on file in the plan room of the Allied Construction Industries, (ACI). Each bidder is required to submit with his proposal a bid bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the base bid or certified check equal in amount to ten percent (10%) of the base bid. The bidder to whom the contract is awarded will be required to furnish a surety bond in an amount equal to one-hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount. Bid security furnished in Bond form shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Kentucky to provide said surety. Proposals must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the same and all persons interested therein. It is the intent and requirements of the owner that this project be completed no later than AUGUST 31, 2011. When the total overall project exceeds $250,000, all bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates in the State of Kentucky. It is anticipated that the Prevailing Wage Law will not apply to this project. The successful bidder will be required to have a current occupational license in the City of Alexandria before the Contract will be awarded. The Council of the City of Alexandria, reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any or all bids. The Council of the City of Alexandria shall authorize acceptance of the bid made by the responsible bidder who, in Council’s judgment, offers the best and most responsive proposal to the City, considering quality, service, performance record, and price; or Council may direct the rejection of all bids. The City may award based on "functional equivalence" concerning specified work or products. By the order of the Council of the City of Alexandria. Mayor William T. Rachford, Jr., City of Alexandria Publishing Date: Campbell County Recorder–May 19, 2011 1001639275


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COMMISSIONERS ORDINANCE NO. O-2011-006 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT, KENTUCKY CREATING SECTION 116B OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES CONCERNING THE REQUIREMENT OF VARIOUS BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS WITHIN THE CITY DEALING IN THE BUYING, SELLING, BARTERING, EXCHANGING, ACQUIRING, TRADING OR THE CONSIGNMENT OF VARIOUS MERCHANDISE OR ITEMS OF PERSONAL PROPERTY TO REGISTER, UTILIZE AND ELECTRONICALLY REPORT THE SAME WITH LEADS ONLINE AND PROVIDING A PENALTY PROVISION FOR THE VIOLATION THEREOF. WHEREAS, the City of Newport is desirous of addressing technological advances with regard to streamlining enforcement of and compliance with regulations regarding the buying, selling, bartering, exchanging, acquiring, trading and/or the consignment of various merchandise or items of personal property by businesses dealing therewith; and, WHEREAS, such technological advances and changes will improve the City of Newport Police Departments ability to solve burglaries and thefts and assist in locating stolen property and increase the likelihood of returning such property to its rightful owner; and, WHEREAS, Leads Online has a national database consisting of millions of records in their web based electronic reporting service utilized by law enforcement agencies to automatically collect and analyze transaction records from various businesses that acquire merchandise and items of personal property from the general public; and, WHEREAS, Leads Online is the nation’s largest online investigation system used by law enforcement to recover stolen property, reduce metal theft and solve crimes; and, WHEREAS, the City of Newport desires to require those various businesses dealing in the buying, selling, bartering, exchanging, acquiring, trading and/or the consignment of various merchandise or items of personal property, to participate in Leads Online to assist the City of Newport Police Department in this endeavor; and, WHEREAS, the adoption of this Ordinance will promote and ensure the health, safety and welfare of its citizens, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF NEWPORT, KENTUCKY: SECTION I That there is hereby created Chapter 116B of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Newport, Kentucky to read, as follows: CHAPTER 116B: LEADS ONLINE ELECTRONIC REPORTING REQUIREMENT § 116B.01 DEFINITIONS For the purpose of this Chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning. CONSIGNMENT SHOP shall be defined as any building, structure, enclosure or site where consignment shall take place. CONSIGNMENT shall be defined as a transaction in which a person/ bailor delivers goods to a merchant for the purpose of sale and where the merchants acts as the bailee or agent for the goods and market such goods for sale on behalf of the person/bailor. The merchant does not acquire ownership or title to such goods at anytime, but may receive a commission upon the sale of the consigned goods. GOLD AND SILVER EXCHANGE shall be defined as set forth in Section 116.01 of this Code. JUNK DEALER shall be defined as any person or entity engaged in the business of operating a junkyard. JUNKYARD shall be defined as any land, building, structure, enclosure or site where waste materials are purchased, collected or processed for the purpose of dealing in resale, barter or exchange. LEADS ONLINE is a national web based electronic online internet reporting service and investigative system utilized by law enforcement to automatically collect and analyze transaction records from various business entities or individuals that acquire merchandise and items of personal property from the general public used to assist in the recovery of stolen property, reduce metal theft and help solve crimes, operating as under the web address of PAWNBROKER shall be defined as set forth in KRS 226.010. PAWNSHOP shall be defined as any building, structure, enclosure or site where pawnbroking shall take place. SCRAPDEALER shall be defined as set forth in Section 116A.01 of this Code. SCRAPYARD shall be defined as set forth in Section 116A.01 of this Code. SECONDHAND DEALER shall be defined as any person engaged in the business of selling used automobile or other motor vehicle parts; used appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers or stoves; used electronics, such as televisions, stereos, radios, cell phones, computers, computer gaming devices or portable music devices; used clothing; used tools and power tools; and/or used athletic equipment. Secondhand Store shall also be synonymous with Pawn Shop. SECONDHAND SHOP shall be defined as any building, structure, enclosure or site where a Secondhand Dealer may operate his or her trade. WASTE MATERIAL shall be defined as scrap metals of all kinds, whether processed by cutting or otherwise; waste paper and paper products; old rags or pieces of fabric; and, any other waste products of any kind or nature. § 116B.02 ELECTRONIC REPORTING REQUIREMENT (a) Every scrapdealer and scrapyard, junk dealer and junkyard, gold and silver exchange, jewelry store, pawnbroker and pawn shop, consignment shop, secondhand dealer or shop, and auction house (business entity), located within the City, and every individual residing or maintaining a web mail address within the City being used for such purpose, who shall buy, sell, barter, exchange, acquire, trade and/or consign various merchandise or items of personal property, by way of illustration, but not limited to, metal, jewelry, coins, power tools, electronics and motor vehicles, acquired from the general public, as either part of its business operation, personally or on the Internet (eBay), shall be subject to the provisions of this Ordinance. (b) Every such business entity or individual shall, within thirty days of the effective date of this Ordinance, be required to register with and thereafter continually utilize the Leads Online service. The City of Newport Police Department shall assist each business entity or individual with the initial setting up, registration and utilization of the reporting requirements with Leads Online and there shall be no costs to any business entity or individual associated therewith. § 116B.03 PHOTOGRAPHING OF ITEM REQUIRED Every business entity and every individual subject to the provisions hereof shall be required, if they do not do so already, to take and maintain for inspection by or transmission to the City of Newport Police Department, a digital photograph of each and every item of merchandise bought, sold, bartered, exchanged, acquired, traded and/or consigned hereunder. § 116B. 04 PENALTY Any business entity or individual who shall violate the provisions of this Ordinance shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor and be subject to penalties as provided in the Kentucky Revised Statutes and, in addition, shall be required to immediately register with Leads Online or be subject to further penalty. SECTION II That this Ordinance shall be signed by the Mayor and attested to by the City Clerk, recorded, published and be effective upon publication. PASSED: First reading 04-25-2011 PASSED: Second reading 05-09-2011 ATTEST:


Q. EVONE BRADLEY, CKMC CITY CLERK PUBLISHED: In full in the Campbell County Recorder the 19th day of May, 2011. CE-1001638670-01

REQUEST FOR BID PROPOSALS NOTICE is hereby given that the City of Fort Thomas, Campbell County, Kentucky, is soliciting bid proposals from parties interested in operating competitive telecommunications systems within the confines of the City of Fort Thomas. Franchise(s) awarded pursuant to this Request for Bid Proposals will be non-exclusive. Bid proposals must be delivered prior to 2:00 PM local time on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 to: Don Martin, Fort Thomas City Building, 130 N. Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, KY, 41075. Said bid proposals must be clearly marked "Telecommunica tions System Franchise Bid Proposal". All bid proposals submitted will be opened at 2:00 PM local time on Tuesday, May 31, 2011. The City of Fort Thomas shall have the right to waive informalities and irregularities and/or defects in a bid received and to accept any bids, which, in the City of Fort Thomas’ judgment are in its best interest.

Owen Electric Cooperative is proposing to change its customer charges and energy charges for Schedule 1 - Farm and Home and Schedule 1 - Small Commercial rate classes. The customer charge for the residential rate class will increase each year for a period of five (5) years while the energy rate will decrease. The revenue amount for this rate class will remain the same after each change in its customer charge and its energy rate. The customer charge for the small commercial rate class will increase each year for a period of four (4) years while the energy rate will decrease. The revenue amount for this rate class will also remain the same after each change in its customer charge and its energy charge. Owen Electric Cooperative is also proposing several optional rates for its Schedule 1 - Farm and Home rate class to provide an opportunity for its members to better manage their monthly bills for electric service. Three different time-of-day ("TOD") rate options, and one inclining block rate option are being proposed. Note that these proposals are options that may be selected by any member served under the Schedule 1 - Farm and Home rate classification. The rates contained in this notice are the rates proposed by Owen Electric Cooperative; however, the Public Service Commission may order rates to be charged that differ from the proposed rates contained in this notice. Any corporation, association, or person with a substantial interest in the matter may, by written request, within thirty (30) days after publication or mailing of this notice of the proposed rate changes, request to intervene; intervention may be granted beyond the thirty (30) day period for good cause shown. Any person who has been granted intervention by the commission may obtain copies of the rate application and any other filings made by the utility by contacting Mr. Michael Cobb, Owen Electric Cooperative, 8250 HWY 127N, P.O. Box 400, Owenton, KY 40359. Phone 502-484-3471. The amount of the change requested in both dollar amounts and percentage for each customer classification to which the proposed rate change will apply is presented below:

Section 00020 INVITATION TO BID Date: May 19th, 2011 PROJECT: Pleasant Street and Pike Street Water Main Replacement in the City of Bromley, Kenton County, Kentucky. SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road P.O. Box 18640 Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 UNTIL: Date: June 2nd, 2011 Time: 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: The installation of 2,200 linear feet of Ductile Iron Pipe together with service reconnections, restorations and other related pertinent items. 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 Hrezo Engineering, Inc 1025 Ridge Avenue Greendale, Indiana, 47025 Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office of Hrezo Engineering, Inc at the address indicated herein. Charges for all documents obtained will be made on the following basis: Charge Complete set of Bidding Documents $ 65.00 Mailing and Handling (U.S. Mail) (if requested) $ 15.00 Mailing and Handling (FED EX) (if requested) $ 15.00 Charges for Bidding Documents and mailing and handling, if applicable, will not be refunded. Bids will be received on a unit price and/or lump sum basis as described in the Contract Documents. Bid security, in the form of a certified check or a Bid Bond (insuring/bonding company shall be rated “A” by AM Best) in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the maximum total bid price, must accompany each Bid. The Successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Construction Payment Bond and a Construction Performance Bond (insuring/bonding company shall be rated “A” by AM Best) as security for the faithful performance of the contract and the payment of all bills and obligations arising from the performance of the Contract. Contractor and all Subcontractors will be required to conform to the labor standards set forth in the Contract Documents. This project falls under the provisions of KRS 337.505 to 337.550 for prevailing wage rates. Evaluation of Bids and the awarding of a final contract are subject to the reciprocal preference for Kentucky resident bidders pursuant to KRS 45A490 to 45A.494 and (KAR 200 5:400). Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the apparent qualified Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 90 days after the day of bid opening or for such longer period of time to which a Bidder may agree in writing upon request of the Owner. If a Contract is to be awarded, the Owner will give the successful Bidder a Notice of Award during the period of time during which the successful Bidder’s bid remains subject to acceptance. Richard Harrison, Vice President of Engineering, Water Quality & Production Northern Kentucky Water District

Schedule I I

Rate Class Farm and Home Small Commercial

Increase $0 $0

Percent 0% 0%

The effects of the proposed rates on the average monthly bill by rate class are listed below: Schedule I I

Rate Class Farm and Home Small Commercial

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Percent 0% 0%

The present and proposed rate design of Owen Electric Cooperative, Inc. are listed below: Schedule I - Farm and Home Customer Charge and Energy Rate Change Schedule I

Rate Class Present Farm and Home in the year 2011 Customer Charge Energy Charge

Proposed $11.30 $0.09478

$15.00 $0.09140

Schedule I

Rate Class Farm and Home in the year 2012 Customer Charge Energy Charge

$15.00 $0.09140

$17.50 $0.08912

Schedule I

Rate Class Farm and Home in the year 2013 Customer Charge Energy Charge

$17.50 $0.08912

$20.00 $0.08683

Schedule I

Rate Class Farm and Home in the year 2014 Customer Charge Energy Charge

$20.00 $0.08683

$22.50 $0.08455

Schedule I

Rate Class Farm and Home in the year 2015 Customer Charge Energy Charge

$22.50 $0.08455

$25.00 $0.08227

Schedule I- Small Commercial Customer Charge and Energy Rate Change Schedule I

Rate Class Small Commercial in the year 2011 Customer Charge Energy Charge

$13.34 $0.09478

$20.00 $0.09115

Schedule I

Rate Class Small Commercial in the year 2012 Customer Charge Energy Charge

$20.00 $0.09115

$25.00 $0.08842

Schedule I

Rate Class Small Commercial in the year 2013 Customer Charge Energy Charge

$25.00 $0.08842

$30.00 $0.08569

Schedule I

Rate Class Small Commercial in the year 2014 Customer Charge Energy Charge

$30.00 $0.08569

$35.00 $0.08296

Proposed Schedule I - Farm and Home Optional Rates Inclining Block Rate - Schedule 1-D


Customer Charge 0 - 300 kWh per kWh 301 - 500 kWh per kWh Over 500 kWh per kWh

$15.78 $0.06977 $0.09227 $0.12227

Time-of-Day (TOD) Options Schedule 1-B1 Schedule 1-B2 Schedule 1-B3 Customer Charge




Energy Rate On-Peak Energy per kWh Off-Peak Energy per kWh Shoulder kWh

$0.12070 $0.06000 NA

$0.10313 $0.06000 NA

$0.10191 $0.06000 0.07750

Weekdays & Weekends 7-12 Noon 5-10 P.M.

Weekdays & Weekends 6 A.M. - 10 A.M 6 P.M. - 10 P.M

10 A.M.10 P.M.

2 P.M. 10 P.M.

All Other Hrs

10 P.M. - 6 A.M.

All Other Hrs

10 P.M. - 6 A.M.


10 A.M. - 6 P.M.


6 A.M. - 2 P.M.

On-Peak Hours

Week Days Only Winter - October thru April 7-12 Noon 5-10 P.M. Summer May thru September

10 A.M.10 P.M.

Off-Peak Hours Winter - October thru April All Other Hrs Summer May thru September All Other Hrs Shoulder Hours Winter - October thru April NA Summer May thru September NA CE-1001636807-01

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May 19, 2011


Time to celebrate

Junior Robert Engram (left) and Senior Quin McDay show off their moves during Newport High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prom at the Newport Syndicate Friday, May 13.


Senior Jacob Whaley and his date Emily Alford pose for a picture.

Senior Mayla Haney takes a picture of the prom court.

Junior Brandon Raleigh and Senior Reagan Seibert pose for picture.

Prom queen Sarah Dickie poses for a picture.

Jasmine Lynch (left) and Anessa Stamper review pictures of the night.

Seniors Jessie Decann (left) and Lauren Keagoe dance at the prom. Junior Jordan Henry and Senior Sandra Capple pose for a picture.


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