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MAKING A SPLASH Fort Thomas Swim Club opens for the season. See more in this week’s Life section, B1.

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Police study details morale issues By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

ALEXANDRIA — While disagreeing with some of the findings, Judge-executive Steve Pendery still heeded the advice of a consultant’s report about the Campbell County Police Department that suggested ending merger talks with the Alexandria Police Department. Morale and leadership issues at the county police department were going to obscure any further pursuit of a merger with the Alexandria Police Department, according to the conclusion of an independent consultant’s 31-page report.

Alexandria publicly released the report Friday, May 24. Alexandria and Campbell County hired David Hobson and Lee Ann Morrison out of Richmond, Ky., in October to study the two police departments. The consultants interviewed police officers, elected officials and select community members and reviewed both departments’ records as part of their work. Pendery ended the merger talks with Alexandria in a May 17 letter to Alexandria Mayor Bill Rachford after hearing the results of the consultants’ report in April. The consultants recommended that the county engage in a

management study because of issues including “profound moral issues within its ranks” and that officers are “terrified of running afoul of leadership at the department.” The report also recommends that elected officials should be aware of issues within the police department and “take the opportunity to address them substantively.” The consultants listed the county’s performance standards as a cause for frequent dissatisfaction on the part of officers and citizens. The consultants say in the report that the county’s performance standards are “quotas” and “an antiquated practice of a

bygone era of policing.” Labeling them as standards, or something other than quotas is a poor policy choice and assumes subordinates and the public are not capable of understanding what is in practice, according to the consultants’ report. Pendery said he does not agree with the consultants on the issue of performance standards, and does not agree the policy is the cause for a moral issue. “We are going to address the situation, and I’m not going to get into details,” he said. “We are already addressing the situation by reaching out to outside experts and so far they agree with us that these are not quotas.”

Performance standards primarily require officers to do security checks of businesses, and vacation checks, he said. Officers are also supposed to write one ticket every other shift, and officers work four shifts in a seven day week, he said. “When the public hears the word quota they think that someone is there is writing tickets left and right,” he said. That’s not what is happening, and money from writing all tickets goes to the state and not the county, Pendery said. Campbell County Police Department Chief Keith Hill did not See POLICE, Page A2

GARDEN CLUB SPRUCES UP FORT THOMAS Members of the the Garden Club of Fort Thomas, including Senator Katie Stine, plant flowers in the median along North Fort Thomas Avenue. The club also planted the standing pots and hanging baskets of flowers along the avenue. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Fort Thomas show to feature variety of antiques, collectibles By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com

FORT THOMAS — The Fort Thomas Community Center will soon be housing antiques and collectibles from residents and vendors across the Tristate. The Fort Thomas Military and Community Museum is hosting its inaugural Antiques and Collectibles Show on June 2-3. Museum volunteer Bonnie Jansen, one of the coordinators of the event, said it came about when volunteers were talking about ways to raise money for the museum. “We figured that everybody loves antiques and collectibles, so we thought this would be a good fundraiser for us,” Jansen said. While the city provides the

building for the museum and covers the utilities, the volunteer staff has to come up with funds for display cases, renovations, items needed for events and more. Gloria Sisk, another volunteer coordinating the event, said they contacted dealers and reached out to local residents who might have items they want to sell. They plan to have more than 15 booths of items set up during the two-day event. “I’m excited to see what comes out of some of the homes around here,” Sisk said. Since Sisk and Jansen were in the antique business in the past, they will be setting up shop at the show selling some of their own items. Sisk said between the comfort

and space of the community center and the historical value to the area, she sees the community center as the perfect place for the show. “It just makes sense to have a show like this there,” Sisk said. “This whole area is just seeped in history.” Through the booth rental fees and $1 admission charge to get into the show, the museum committee is hoping to raise funds to help them keep the museum going. Renaissance manager Debbie Buckley said the volunteers work hard to make the museum as selfsufficient as possible. “The volunteers have put their heart and soul into keeping this place going,” Buckley said. “The community has also been very sup-

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SUMMER BY THE SEA

Campbell County High School held its 101st commencement ceremony May 24. Photos, A6

Rita Nader Heikenfeld shares her recipe for Tex-Mex fish tacos. Full story, B3

Volunteers Gloria Sisk and Bonnie Jansen check out some of the items that will be for sale at the Fort Thomas Military and Community Museum's inaugural Antiques and Collectibles Show. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER

portive by donating items and contributing financially.” Jansen said everyone who volunteers at and donates to the museum knows the rich history Fort Thomas has to offer. “We know how important this

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area is, but we don’t want to keep it to ourselves,” Jansen said. “We want to share it with the community and others.” The show is being held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 2, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 3. Vol. 13 No. 3 © 2012 The Community Recorder ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


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point out Alexandria is stretched thin in resources and personnel, and a merger would benefit the department by providing more resources and an opportunity for more specialization. The consultants conclude that Alexandria “has little other reason to merge.” The consultants’ report lists negative issues pertaining to Alexandria including the appearance the department is a “top heavy” on management, and being “too soft” in its policing approach. Alexandria Police Chief Mike Ward took issue with the department being “too soft.” “We have an unwritten policy of ‘We’d rather talk for an hour than fight for a minute,’” Ward said.. “I challenge anyone to review our use of force reports, which would support this statement.”

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immediately respond to a voice message requesting comment about the the consolidation study. Concerning Alexandria’s police department, the report said, “(The) Alexandria Police Department enjoys high morale, places a priority on community policing, and has strong leadership in place.” The consultants go on to

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Workshop covers child support services By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

NEWPORT A June 7 workshop in Newport will kick-off an effort to educate people about all the services available and ways to use the Campbell County Child Support Office. Campbell County Attorney Steve Franzen said the idea is to have a workshop every two months, as long as people are interested in attending. The June 7 workshop will be about how to initiate a case in the child support office, he said. People might not realize the child support office handles cases beyond financial child support in-

volving foster children, dependent and neglected and abused children, and paternity testing, Franzen said. Being aggressive with child support collection, by making sure parents know how to make their payments and how much is owed remains a priority, he said. “It’s a real important aspect of local government,” Franzen said. “Anytime we can get parents paying for children that eases the burden for taxpayers and local government.” When a parent doesn’t pay child support one of two things happen, he said. “Either the child does without and has to go on

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Holy Trinity celebrates 100th anniversary of Newport building By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com

NEWPORT — For 100 years, the building at 840 Washington Avenue in Newport has been a home for Catholic education. Current and past teachers, administrators, students and others gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the building that houses Holy Trinity Junior High School and Child Development Center Friday, May 25. “We’re very proud to be celebrating this anniversary,” said Principal Jeff Finke. “We want everyone to know that we have been here for 100 years and plan to stay here much longer, continuing to serve the Catholic education needs in the area.” » In 1912, the Revered Ferdinand Brossart laid the cornerstone for the new building for what was then St. Stephen’s School. » In 1929, the building became the home of St. Stephen’s High School, then was renamed Holy Spirit School in 1980 when the

Fourth-grader Grace Colmer enjoys some cake at the celebration. AMANDA JOERING Holy Trinity students sing "Happy Birthday dear building" at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the building that is now Holy Trinity Junior High and Child Development Center on Washington Avenue in Newport. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER

parishes and schools of St. Stephen’s, St. Francis de Sales, Corpus Christi and St. Vincent de Paul merged. » In 2002, Holy Trinity School was formed when Holy Spirit School merged with St. Michael’s from Bellevue and St. Bernard’s from Dayton. » In 2005, the building became the home of Holy Trinity Junior High School

and Child Development Center, which houses more than 120 students currently. At the celebration, Mayor Jerry Peluso recounted his experience at St. Stephen’s as a student from 1965 to 1972, including the changes happening in the area that affected the school. “I remember being in

first grade when we had 43 students in our class,” Peluso said. “By the time I was in eighth grade, we had 18.” Peluso said the construction of Interstate-471 took out hundreds of homes in the east side of Newport, causing many people to move away from the city and school. Peluso said during his time and the school, he had

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Local author pens fifth book Ky. 536 moves from dream to plan By Libby Cunningham Lcunningham@nky.com

FORT MITCHELL — Coffee shops on Dixie Highway might hold the key to Rick Robinson’s concentration. Robinson, a local author and attorney, celebrated publication of his fifth book, “Writ of Mandamus,” May 15 at the Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills Town Center. But his writing career is more than 30 years in the making. “I’ve been writing my whole life, but never had the guts to put out anything to be published,” he said. Growing up in Ludlow and Bromley he spent 30 years trying to write a coming-of-age novel about his youth, he said from a seat at Brewberry Coffee Company, where he occasionally comes to write. It didn’t work out. But it only took him 30 days to crank out150 pages about other subjects near

Rick Robinson’s fifth novel, “Writ of Mandamus,” was published May 15. PROVIDED and dear to him: law, politics and life in Northern Kentucky. Robinson gave a copy to his wife, to see what she thought. “She gave the ultimate wife endorsement,” he said. “(And said) ‘this isn’t half bad.’” After sending it to 30 publishers, three were interested in the story; Robinson’s writing career took off. His political thrillers are a series that follows Richard Thompson, a protagonist who starts out his career as a councilman in Ludlow, to Washington, D.C. The location isn’t the only Northern Kentucky

tie to his series, though. Other prominent Kenton County locations and figures make appearances too, with Robinson tweaking their names and appearances ever so slighty, he said. “Everyone tries to figure out the names,” he jokes, saying he’s included names similar to friends such as Patricia Summe, chief judge for Kenton County Circuit Court, and Family Court Judge Chris Mehling. “You write what you know,” he said. Robinson practices what he preaches, and provides a weekly column to the Daily Caller and often travels to teach at writing conferences. His skills have earned the personable Robinson the title of 2011 International Author of the Year and a pass to be produced as a film. “Everybody has a book in them, and I spent 30 years trying to write the wrong one,” he said.

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ALEXANDRIA The idea of an east-to-west highway linking southern Campbell, Kenton and Boone counties together to Interstate-75, more than a decade in the works, now has financial backing. The Kentucky General Assembly authorized $54 million this spring to buy land for the right-of-way to improve or extend Ky. 536 in portions of Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties as part of the state’s sixyear road plan. For Campbell County, the plan authorizes the spending of $11 million in 2014 for the purchase of land for an extension of Ky. 536 from U.S. 27 to the AA Highway, said Nancy Wood, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District Six of the Department of Highways. Funding for the purchases of right-of-way for Ky. 536 in Boone and Kenton counties will be avail-

able for the state to spend after July 1 this year, Wood said. The district is still waiting for the authorization of an additional $1.4 million to do redesign work of the Ky. 536 extension and make the overall project cost more reasonable, she said. “It’s too costly the way it is now to construct, so that’s why they’re redesigning it to make some tweaks to make it cost effective so we can move forward on it,” Wood said. Some of the construction costs, including the costs for reconstructing some of the side roads that intersect with the planned extension will be taken out in the redesign in order to focus just on the corridor, she said. It will still be until 2014 before right-of-way acquisition will begin in Campbell County, she said. The process of right-ofway acquisition in Boone County and Kenton County is expected to begin in fall 2012, she said. Funding of $21 million has been authorized for Ky. 536 in Boone County from Old Hathaway in Union to I-75, Wood said. And funding of $22 million has been authorized for a second phase of Ky. 536, from the railroad (Cincinnati Southern Railway) overpass near U.S. 25 to Ky. 17 in Independence, she said. There will be informational meetings scheduled, probably for fall 2013, for people the state will be buying property from in Boone and Kenton counties, Wood said. Campbell County Judge-executive Steve

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Bishop Brossart unveils building plans By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

ALEXANDRIA — Bishop Brossart High School has announced plans for a $7 million addition to the school, including a new chapel and theater, with construction slated to begin by spring 2013. “At the latest, we’re looking to break ground during this upcoming school year,” said Principal Richard Stewart. The announcement of the expansion plans, approved by Bishop Roger Foys, are the beginning of a public fundraiser campaign, Stewart said. The school already raised $6.4 million in pledges and a significant chunk of that is in cash, he said. The project is in excellent shape, but not fully funded, Stewart said. “We do still need to finish the fundraising efforts, and we really need to stress that to folks,” he said. “We really need the community to really come out and let us do this the way we want to do it to its very fullest and best.” Stewart said the addition has been a focus for the school since he took over as principal three years ago. A silent fundraising phase has been going on until the addition was made public Friday, May 25, he said. “We’ve kind of hit a lot of our biggest donors already, so now we’re going out to the bigger broad community,” Stewart said.

Runners to race for reading something to volunteer my time, this combines both education and running,” he said. In the past, funds from the 5K have updated the mobile library, the Read Racer. Ron Anderson travels to Covington from Nicholasville each year to run the race. “The course is very scenic, starts in Old Covington, goes down by the river and you can see right across the river into Ohio,” he said. “It’s just challenging enough with the hills.” The race, which Anderson said is “not too big and not too small,” has attracted him for the past three years. So has the literacy aspect. “I work in the field of education. I’m an administrator at Asbury University in Central Kentucky,” he said. “Anything to do with reading or education or learning is a really good cause.”

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Kenton County Public Library is inviting anyone interested in promoting literacy to participate in the annual Racing to Read 5K Run and Walk. The race takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 9, in Covington. Started in 2004, the event aims to raise awareness of the library’s Racing to Read program, which provides early literacy outreach to around 2,500 children in Kenton County Preschools, according to information provided by Robin Klaene, public relations and development director. For Tim Menoher, an Edgewood resident who serves as a member of the 5K Planning Committee, the race hits home. His family is full of educators and he’s run both professionally and in college. “If I’m going to do

An aerial view An artists rendering shows an aerial view of what the campus of Bishop Brossart High School is expected to look like after a new addition and front entrance is completed. The addition, unveiled Friday, May 25 is scheduled to begin by the spring 2013. PROVIDED “There are mailings being prepared to kind of hit the entire breadth of our community.” Plans for the new addition include: » A new library/media center » A chapel » A 400 seat theater/auditorium » Fine arts studio space » New administrative offices that will include a college counseling center with a personal counselors office “The more that we can raise, the more we can do,” Stewart said. “We don’t have to stop at $7 million.” Roger Keller of Cold Spring, one of three members of the fundraising campaign committee, said the goal now is to raise at least $600,000. The other two members of the fundraising committee include Tom Munninghoff and Jim

alumni and anyone who has a connection to Brossart,” he said. “We’re going to go out the masses and say ‘Hey, here we are. Bishop Brossart needs our help.’”

Stadtmiller. Keller, an alumni of Brossart, said he was part of the original development committee that envisioned the addition in the mid-1980s. The dream from long ago is finally coming to fruition, he said. Now the committee’s work for the final funds needed will begin, Keller said. “Our focus is going to be going to the public, to the

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Top students praise their teachers By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

ALEXANDRIA — The top 20 eighth-grade students take time to recognize the gentle nudge of their favorite caring and dedicated teachers at the end of each year at Campbell County Middle School. This year the top 21 students, determined by grade point average (GPA) proclaimed how their favorite teachers influenced them during a Wednesday, May 23, breakfast. There was a tie in GPA this year, so the top 21 students were honored. Matthew Wilson thanked his science teacher Doni Beaupre’ for inspiring and pushing him to do better. “I think you were the first teacher who made me participate in class,” Wilson said as he read a written speech aloud to Beaupre’ and an audience of parents, teachers and fellow top students. “I remember you getting on me because I was not engaged in class. You did not let me get by without giving you my best.” Wilson and the other top students handed a printed copies of their personal speeches to their teachers – most with a hug. Top students Abby Styer and Lauren Sebastion both picked language arts teacher Shannon Schumacher, who they had in grades 6-7, as their favorite teacher. Styer said in her speech that Schumacher helped her believe in her academic abilities. “She gave me the confidence in academics that I needed to succeed, and I want to say thank you to her,” said Styer in her speech. Afterward, Schumacher, who cried during her former students speeches, said their tributes were unexpected and touching because she hadn’t taught them in their eighth-grade year. “They have a lot of great teachers in eighth grade,” Schumacher said. “For them to remember one of their teachers from a previous year is pretty special.” Rachel Crigler picked eighthgrade teacher Chris Huber as her

Campbell County Middle School eighth-grade teacher Chris Huber, left, lifts a medal award up to give to Rachel Crigler, one of the top 21 students at the school, during an awards breakfast in the library Wednesday, May 23. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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The top 21 students at Campbell County Middle School gather with their teachers after a Wednesday, May 23, awards ceremony and presentation inside the library. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

From left, eighth-graders Lauren Sebastian and Abby Styer and Lauren Sebastian, read speeches praising their former language arts teacher Shannon Schumacher as she wipes a tear from her eye with a tissue during the Top 20 students breakfast at Campbell County Middle School Wednesday, May 23. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER favorite teacher. Huber, after listening to Crigler’s speech, said Crigler was a memorable student. “Rachel is the question girl,”

Huber said. “She loves to ask questions and argue. So, I see a spot on the debate team in your future in high school.” Social studies teacher Jackie

Campbell County Middle School science teacher Doni Beaupre' and top student Matthew Wilson stand together inside the library at Campbell County High School after Wilson read a speech held in his hands in honor of Beaupre' during the awards breakfast. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Wright said eighth-grader Trenton McGovney, who picked her as his favorite teacher, impressed her when she overheard him say something meant only for a few

Top students: Trenton McGovney, Eric Bingham, Hayden Miller, Connor Walsh, Abigail Styer, Emma Guckiean, Matthew Bell, Allison West, Seth Mains, Matthew Wilson, Haley Moloney, Rebecca Cuti, Kevin Korth, Emily Steele, Rachel Crigler, Sydney Wittrock, Jacob Newberry, Allison Weyman, Lauren Sebastian, Dana Pangburn, Jacob Mackie. Teachers honored by the top students: Chris Huber, Diana Zipperer, Jackie Wright, Selena Ballou, DJ Kellinghaus, Jennifer Fischer, Faye Smith, Doni Beaupre’, Kathy Tribur, Shannon Schumacher, Steve McDaniel, David Fuller and Pam Manker (Manker is a teacher at Campbell Ridge Elementary School).

students sitting around him one day. “Trent said ‘Be quiet, I really want to learn this information,’” Wright said. “You really don’t hear that a lot.” Wright, who helped establish the Top 20 student awards, and has been selected previously as a students’ favorite teacher, said she cherishes and keeps her past speeches from students. “I pull those out and read them when I’m having a bad day,” she said.

NCC students prepare to attend West Point Military Academy NEWPORT — While most of their classmates are heading to civilian colleges and universities in a few months, two recent Newport Central Catholic graduates are gearing up to fulfill their dreams of being part of the country’s military. Lila Garner and Austen Davenport have both been admitted to the United States Military Academy at West Point, where they will spend the next four years as students. West Point, known for its leadership development, is a coeducational federal service academy in New York where the students, known as cadets, are trained to work as officers in the military after graduation. Both coming from military families, Garner and Davenport said they’ve always wanted to go into the military. “This is a great opportunity,” said Davenport, whose father and grandfather served in the military. “I believe the people that go to West Point are the best of the best.” For Garner, whose father served in the army for 20 years, going to West Point is the first step in reaching her lifelong goal.

“I’ve always wanted to go into the army and serve my country,” Garner said. “The honor code they live by at West Point is something you can’t find at any civilian college.” The honor code at West Point says “I will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do,” a code that Garner said means a lot to her. To get into West Point, Davenport said they had to fill out an application and do a lot of paperwork, get a nomination from a state senator, representative or someone similar, and go through several interviews. To prepare to start West Point in July, Garner and Davenport, who have been friends since freshman year, have been training together to get in shape. “It helps a lot having him here to do this with me,” Garner said. Once they graduate, Garner and Davenport, who will enter the military as officers, will have to serve five years of active duty, followed by three years in the reserves, but both said they can see their military careers going beyond that. Both said their goal is to one day be a pilot for the military.

Austen Davenport and Lila Garner pose for a picture with Newport Central Catholic Principal Bob Noll and a representative from the United States Military Academy at West Point after signing up to attend the school. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER


SPORTS Bluebirds baseball makes history

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At this point, the Highlands Bluebirds are playing with house money. The team with just one senior starter and a losing record entering the playoffs just keeps finding ways to win. Now, the Highlands baseball program is going beyond playing spoiler - the team is making history. The Bluebirds won their first regional game since 2002 with a 9-6 win over Conner on Memorial Day. Highlands advances to the Ninth Regional semifinal on Wednesday, May 30, (after Recorder deadlines) against Dixie Heights at Florence Freedom Field. The regional appearance followed the 36th District championship victory over Newport Central Catholic. The 6-5 victory over favored NewCath came as a surprise to most, but not to this team that has rallied late in the season. “We weren’t really that surprised,” said head coach Jeremy Baioni. “We knew that if we played well, we had a chance. We’ve been playing well for the last couple of weeks.” Highlands now has won eight of its last nine games to improve to 17-20-1 on the season. When the team stood at 9-19-1 on May 4 after losing four straight games, the concept of a 20-win season was hard to believe. Now, reaching that benchmark seems possible. The Bluebirds are playing with a loose confidence few teams can match right now. “We feel no pressure,” said Baioni. “We’re not supposed to be here. We’re not supposed to be district champs. We’re not supposed to be approaching 20 wins. We’ve got nothing to lose.” Defense was the key to the district championship. Highlands committed zero errors in two dis-

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This Week’s MVP

» Highlands’ Gabe Schultz for being MVP of the 36th District baseball tournament, which the Bluebirds won.

Freedom Trail

» The Florence Freedom baseball team is 4-5 through May 27. The team hosts Normal (Ill.) June 1-3 and River City June 5-7. Chris Curley has two home runs and nine RBI in the early going. Eddie Rodriguez is hitting .300. Maxx Catapano has a 1.20 ERA in two starts and Alex Lewis 2.84.

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Highlands players, from left, Mitch Gesenhues, Jake Whitford and Chris Bausch (21) kill time catching two balls at once as they wait to see whether their game would start or not. The game with Conner was postponed until Monday evening, May 28 JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER trict games. When the defense plays like that, the pitchers think less and have better command of the strike zone. “We’re pitching to contact now because our pitchers trust the guys behind them,” said Baioni. After the District title, the coaches tried to keep the players loose. The Bluebirds took batting practice on Saturday, May 26, with music playing over the speakers. The team stayed loose through a long day Monday, May 28. The regional game with Conner was scheduled for an 11:30 a.m. first pitch at Florence Freedom Field, but was delayed due to the heat. The team warmed up for a second time before the evening game, which was pushed back to a 7 p.m. start and moved to Dixie Heights. The Bluebirds’ spring break

trip to a tournament in Myrtle Beach helped them prepare for Monday’s adversity, said Baioni. “We’ve prepared for this before, playing two games a day at the tournament in Myrtle Beach,” he said. “You get ready to go once, then you get ready to get going again.” Junior pitcher Gabe Schultz, the 36th District tournament Most Valuable Player, struggled through the first inning against Conner. He gave up five runs over five innings, but redeemed himself at the plate, finishing with a team-high four RBI. It was the second straight come-from-behind postseason victory for Highlands. The Bluebirds trailed NewCath 3-1 in the district final before pulling out a 6-5 victory. The win was not secured until the last play of the

game, when junior centerfielder Hector Molina made a spectacular grab for the final out. “Hector’s made great plays for us all year,” said Baioni. “We have all the confidence in the world in him.” Now, Highlands is the fearless underdog that no opponent wants to face in a win-or-go-home game. Dixie Heights has defeated Highlands twice already this season and is the only team to deal the Bluebirds a loss since May 4. The Bluebirds know that they have the momentum, while the pressure is on the 27-11 Colonels. “I knew we had that in us and I’m glad we get to move on and showcase our players for another round,” said Baioni. “Our guys are playing with confidence and feeding off of each other.”

Mustangs win baseball district By James Weber jweber@nky.com

ALEXANDRIA — The Bishop Brossart baseball team beat Scott 7-6 in the 37th District final May 23. Brossart took a 23-12 record into the 10th Region Tournament semifinals Tuesday after Recorder print deadlines. In the quarterfinals, Brossart beat Mason County 10-4 Monday. Tanner Norton had a double and a home run. Jared Hahn drove in two runs with a triple. Senior Jesse Orth notched his second postseason win in five days after claiming the victory in the 37th District final. Zach Fardo had a key two-run triple. The regional final was set for Wednesday, May 30, at Montgomery County. The winner plays in the state tournament beginning June 4 in Lexington. “Pitching and our defense has been pretty solid to this point,” said head coach Ron Verst. “When we play defense we can stay in ball games.” Orth and Norton had big games against Scott in the district final. Orth pitched six scoreless innings before the Eagles rallied with six runs in the seventh inning. Norton drove in

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Brossart freshman Brady Sansom slides back into first as Brossart beat Scott 7-6 in the 37th District final May 23 at Scott High School. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Brossart senior Jesse Orth pitches to Scott. Brossart beat Scott 7-6 in the 37th District final May 23 at Scott High School in Taylor Mill. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

three runs with a pair of doubles in the game. “Jesse pitched a great game there and continued that performance against Mason, pitching into the seventh inning,” Verst said. “Tanner has been hitting the ball very well lately. He jumpstarted us against Mason. “ Brossart beat Campbell County 5-1 in the semifinals, avenging a regular-season loss. Senior

Zach Fardo had a strong pitching performance, shutting out the Camels until the seventh inning to pick up his sixth win of the season. Conner Verst got the final out of the game with the bases loaded. Fardo drove in a run, as did Bobby Roderick, Corey Kramer, Trevor Bezold and Tanner Norton. Campbell finished 12-20 on the season.

» Bellevue lost 15-6 to Newport in the 36th District quarterfinals. Bellevue finished 14-22 but was co-champions in the NKAC Division III. » Dayton lost 22-0 to NewCath in the semifinals. Dayton finished 8-15. » Newport lost 12-1 to in the 36th District semifinals. Newport finished 7-21. » Silver Grove lost 17-0 to Scott in the 37th District semifinals. The Big Trains finished with three wins on the season, with the third one coming May 21when SG beat Calvary 5-0 in the quarterfinals to avenge an earlier loss.

» Dixie Heights High School will host the annual Senior Cup soccer match featuring this year’s top graduating seniors from six counties within Northern Kentucky at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 5. The West squad will led by first-year Dixie Heights Coach Denny McCaughey. Coach McCaughey said, “I’m new to the area and am thrilled for this opportunity to host the Senior Cup at Dixie Heights and to coach these seniors as a final salute to their high school soccer careers. We plan to make this a bigger event every year to reward the area’s top players.” Schools and players include: Boone County-Black, Ordu, Roof; Conner-Johnan, Siekman, Stacy; CooperHollifield, Kippler, Molen; Covington Catholic-Cooney, Talkers; Dixie HeightsCrone, Feltner, Schmidt; Gallatin County-Chase Hartke, Collin Hartke, Morris; Pendleton County-Brinkman; Ryle-Poehlman, Willoughby; Scott-Hillman, Marshall, Mettens, Schneider, Wagner; St. Henry-Svec; Simon Kenton-Cagle, Dalton; Villa Madonna-Kurzendorfer, Weickgenannt; Walton Verona-Hargett, Lussi Dixie Heights will also host this year’s Soccerama Aug. 3-5. Soccerama is the annual kickoff to the soccer season and will feature more than 20 high school men’s teams in Northern Kentucky.

LaRosa’s MVP

» Newport Central Catholic senior Aubrey Muench was the LaRosa’s MVP of the Week for May 22. Muench is a three-sport all-star, earning 12 varsity letters in her great career. She has been part of 10 Kentucky state championships in track and basketball. In track, Aubrey so far has been part of nine Kentucky state championships (six state title relay teams and three overall team state titles). She has been named first-team all-state nine times in four different track events. In soccer this season she had 13 goals, two assists and 28 points and twice has been named first-team all-NKY and first-team all-state. In basketball, Aubrey was a NKY all-star on three straight district championship teams. Her junior year she was on the Kentucky state championship team that won the All “A” state tournament. An academic all-state student for four years in three sports, Aubrey will continue her soccer career next season at the University of Louisville.


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Mustangs continue district domination By James Weber jweber@nky.com

ALEXANDRIA — Bishop Brossart softball continues to beat all competition in the 37th District. Brossart defeated Campbell County 4-2 at Campbell County to win its 11th District Championship in the last 14 years. The Camels had one of their best efforts against the Mustangs in recent years. This year the Camels had already lost 12-4 to the Mustangs. “We weren’t patient on waiting on the pitch,” said head coach Tom Baynum in a school release. “However in the end we found a way to win and get the job done. I’m proud of our team for taking advantage of some situations and playing solid defense when it counted.” Allie Anstead got things rolling for Brossart in the second inning with a double, and she eventually raced home on a wild pitch. In the third she followed Maria Greis’ single with another double. A Karlie Shackelford shot up the middle made it 3-0 where it remained until the sixth inning. Campbell got on the scoreboard with a wild pitch and it became 3-1. Maria Greis scored with the help of Camel errors to make it 4-1. Brossart’s freshman pitcher Shackelford handcuffed the Camels to just four hits and earned a spot on the all-tournament team. She was joined on the

Bishop Brossart pitcher Karlie Shackelford, left, and Erica Riedeman battle each other for a fly ball during a March 19 game. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER all-tourney team by sophomore Shannon Kremer and sophomore Allie Anstead. Brossart improves to 25-12 while Campbell falls to 9-13. Both teams advanced to the 10th Region tournament. Freshman Sarah Neace scattered six hits as Newport Central Catholic blanked Newport, 3-0 in a 36th District final at Newport May 24. Both teams will play in the Ninth Region tourney Loren Zimmerman had an RBI single and Taylor Burkhart a run-scoring double for NewCath’s two RBI. NCC scored its first run on an error. Katlyn Hoeh had two of Newport’s six hits.

Meghan Millard of NewCath was named Most Valuable Player. Named to the all-tournament team were Felicia Watts (Dayton), Maddie Blevins (Bellevue), Haley Coffey (Highlands), Taylor Tyler (Newport), Katlyn Hoeh (Newport), Paige Immegart and Burkhart (NewCath). NewCath beat Highlands 8-2 in the semifinal. Highlands finished 10-19. Newport beat Dayton in the semifinals to end Dayton’s year at 10-14. Bellevue forfeited its quarterfinal game to Newport May 22 and finished 9-7. Follow James on Twitter @RecorderWeber.

SIDELINES Reds baseball camp An official Cincinnati Reds baseball and softball camp for boys and girls ages 6-14 will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday June 4-8 at Florence Freedom park. The five-day camp includes 30 hours of instruction, a full Reds uniform (jersey, pants, hat and belt), four tickets to a 2012 Reds game and a graduation certificate commemorating attendance at the inaugural season of the Cincinnati Reds Baseball and Softball Camps. During camp, participants will visit the Great American Ball Park for a VIP behind-the-scenes tour. Campers will receive special instruction from a Reds coach, plus a guest appearance by a current Reds player. Each camper will compete in a skills competition with championships held at Great American Ball Park. Campers will also have their swing recorded and analyzed by the camp video specialist using the same technology used by the Reds. To sign up or for pricing and details, visit www.reds.com/ camps or call 1-855-846-7337.

NCC junior high football Newport Central Catholic High School is looking for boys entering the sixth to eighth grades in the fall to play on its junior high football team. Fill out the junior high player information form on the www.ncchs.com football page and send the completed form to: NCC Football, 13 Carothers Road, Newport, KY 41071. An informational meeting and official signups are scheduled for July 16 at the high school for parents and players. Those interested should plan to attend the meeting or contact Coach Jeff Brauley at 513-3694131 or 859-572-0203.

NCC girls volleyball camp Newport Central Catholic will host a volleyball camp for sixthto eighth-grade girls June 4-7. For a registration form, visit

www.ncchsc.om or stop by the school office.

NCC football camp Newport Central Catholic will host its second Gridiron Football Camp for grades 3-8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18-20. The three-day football camp will be taught by NCC varsity, JV, freshman and junior high coaches with help from current NCC varsity football players. Camp features include drill work and challenges, seven-onseven, and a guest speaker. The cost is $75 per camper if registered by June 1; after, $90. Family discounts are available. To register, call Eddie Eviston at 859-292-0001.

Tiger basketball golf outing The 10th annual Tiger Basketball Golf Outing will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Flagg Springs Golf Course in California. The event will benefit Bellevue High School girls basketball program. The cost is $75 per golfer for four-person teams. Signup ends May 27. There will be beverages throughout the day, hot dogs at the turn, and a steak dinner and door prizes at the end. Sponsorships are available door prize donations or hole sponsor. Call Tommy Sorrell, varsity basketball coach, at 859-816-1853.

NCC basketball camp Newport Central Catholic High School will offer 2012 Hoops Camp “Teaching the Fundamental” for grades 3-8. The girls’ session will be June 4-7, boys June 11-14. For a registration form, visit the school office or download one at www.ncchs.com.clinic A.J. Jolly Golf Course PGA professional Terry Jolly will offer a four-week ladies golf clinic on Monday evenings in May. The lessons will be 6:30-8 p.m. Call 859-635-2106.

Town & Country camps Town & Country Sports &

Health Club in Wilder will offer summer camp programming for children ages 3 to 12. Camps include full- and half-day Adventure Camps, Tiny Tots Adventure Camp, and a variety of sports camps, including Kings Soccer Academy, volleyball, Kings Basketball Academy and karate. Camps start the week of June 4. To register online, visit www.towncountrysports.com or call 859-442-5800.

NCC girls volleyball camp Newport Central Catholic will host a volleyball camp for sixthto eighth-grade girls June 4-7. For a registration form, visit www.ncchsc.om or stop by the school office.

NCC football camp Newport Central Catholic will host its second Gridiron Football Camp for grades 3-8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18-20. The three-day football camp will be taught by NCC varsity, JV, freshman and junior high coaches with help from current NCC varsity football players. Camp features include drill work and challenges, seven-onseven, and a guest speaker. The cost is $75 per camper if registered by June 1; after, $90. Family discounts are available. To register, call Eddie Eviston at 859-292-0001.

Soccer Club tryouts Kings Hammer Academy will hold tryouts for boys and girls soccer players starting at U13 age through U17 Thursday, May 31, and maybe some the first week of June at Town and Country in Wilder and Northern Kentucky University. Visit www.kingshammer.com for the schedule.

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NKU pitcher mows down the competition By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich@communitypress.com

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS In an interview during her senior season at Colerain High School, a writer asked Emily Schwaeble about the goals she’d set for college. For the softball standout, the answer was easy: Set records. By posting a 24-8 record for the Northern Kentucky University Norse, Schwaeble did just that, becoming the fifth 20-game winner in school history, according to the NKU Athletics’ website. “…Last year I didn’t pitch as much, but this year I knew I wanted to come out strong,” the NKU junior said. “Finally getting there and doing good things has been rewarding for myself…It’s nice to get my name up there.” The former Greater Miami Conference Athlete of the Year is no stranger to accolades. She was recently honored as part of the NCAA Division II All-Midwest Region team. She was named first-team AllGreat Lakes Valley Conference for the second consecutive season. For the 2012 campaign, Schwaeble posted a 2.23 ERA and struck out a career-high 279 batters. Her most important win of the year came May 6, when she held Illionis Springfield to three runs as the Norse advanced to the Division II Super Regionals. At the plate, Schwaeble has been equally dominant. She’s hit .311 with 12 home

Northern Kentucky University’s Emily Schwaeble (Colerain) is the fifth pitcher in school history to win 20 games. THANKS TO NKU ATHLETICS

runs and 37 RBI. Home-field advantage: Colerain High School sits just 20 miles north of NKU. The proximity of her hometown has enabled friends and family to keep track of her college career. “Every single weekend we’ve played here, my entire family comes down," Schwaeble said. “It’s nice being so close; some girls don’t get to see their families much.” Moving on up: NKU will compete at the Division I level starting this fall. The change in division is bittersweet for Schwaeble, because of an NCAA rule that will prohibit the Norse from competing in the postseason next spring. “For my senior year it

will be something new to experience,” she said. “There’s no postseason like this year, but I think it will be kind of cool. Especially the schools we’ll play down south. It’s kind of a whole different thing to be part of Division I.” Game change: While Schwaeble was dominant at Colerain, notching more than 1,000 strikeouts, she knew the competition in college would be tougher. As a pitcher, Schwaeble began focusing on movement and location, rather than speed. This season, in particular, Schwaeble had been extra attentive to her mechanics and putting spin on the ball. “Speed helps, but if you just have speed, girls will hit it out of the park all day long,” she said. Super Regionals: While Schwaeble is appreciative of individual awards, she’s a player who puts team first. Her commitment helped the Norse to a 38-19 record and an appearance in the NCAA Division II Super Regional round—where the squad eventually lost to St. Joseph’s. Despite the loss, reaching this round was a dream come true for Schwaeble. Every year, she watches Division I teams compete in their respective Super Regional series. “I always thought how cool it would be to be in those girls’ spots…” she said. “It’s awesome to be a part of…most teams don’t to do it. It’s pretty sweet.”

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Fort Thomas native starts Bike & Build trek

This summer myself and 26 other young adults are setting off on a cross country cycling adventure. We will be pedaling from Jacksonville, Fla., to Monterey, Calif. The trip will take 2.5 months because along the way we will be stopping to build affordJessie Modrall able housing with organiCOMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST zations like COLUMNIST Habitat for Humanity. Orientation began Wednesday, May 16, with several presentations informing us of just what a typical day might entail. Thursday, as we will do most days on the Bike & Build trek, we woke up at 6 a.m. and packed all of our belongings into our 20-gallon storage bins. A tight squeeze for everything I'll need for the next few months including a sleeping bag. The storage bins will be carried in a chase van and trailer. After breakfast we headed out for a short 15-mile ride known as A Shakedown Ride intended to get riders acclimated to riding with one another and using the hand and voice commands necessary to be safe on the road. It's a very calming feeling to know that 26 other pairs of eyes are out there looking and seeing thing you may have missed. Though it rained hard for about half of the ride it was a refreshing change from the heat and humidity. Friday was a build day. We split up into three groups and headed to three separate build sites with Habitat for Humanity-Beaches Chapter. In less than eight hours we were able to ac-

complish an incredible amount. I even learned to use a power drill and put up soffit! Saturday, the 19th, was our first official ride as we set off across the country. We started the morning with a wheel dipping ceremony in which we dipped the back wheel of our bikes into the Atlantic ocean signifying the official start of our journey. When we reach the Pacific Ocean we will do the same with our front wheel to complete our journey. Today’s 35-mile ride was short compared to what we will soon experience. But, the scenery was beautiful and much of our route today was along the beach. We were able to score a free carousel ride as well as free entrance to the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine, Florida. We even drank from the Fountain and I definitely look at least 10 years younger! Tomorrow is another short ride. And hopefully another beautiful day. Everyone has showered us with kindness and it is incredible to see people we meet get so excited about what we're spending our summer doing. There is a term within Bike & Build called “donation magic”... a term used for the effect of what happens when riders explain the cause to businesses and are able to get donations of free product, especially food. This helps cut down on extra costs so we can donate more money to affordable housing!

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Jessie Modrall at the beach in Jacksonville, Fla., just after the Wheel Dip ceremony, and right before the 26 riders began their 4,000 mile journey towards California.

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Preventing elder abuse We, “boomers” are also called the “sandwich” generation. Our children left for college only to return with degree in hand and then take up residency in our basements. Then we noticed that suddenly our parents have gotten old overKen Rechtin night and they require more COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST care and supCOLUMNIST port than we ever expected. We have become primary caregivers, giving support to both our children and our parents. We are in the middle, the “sandwich.” And we are getting older as well! It is difficult for us to juggle all of this as well as continuing to function effectively in

our jobs. So, we often employ others to give mom or dad the care and support that they need. We may hire a home health care provider to visit our mom or dad weekly to help with personal care. We may hire a home cleaning agency to help with light housekeeping. Or maybe a relative volunteers to help with mom or dad’s care. But what starts out as a solution to meeting mom’s and dad’s care needs can change into something else. No one, neither voluntary nor a paid caregiver ever begins this caregiving relationship with the intent to abuse or exploit mom or dad. But, it does happen. Senior Services of Northern Kentucky frequently receives calls claiming financial exploitation, neglect and physical or emotional abuse of the elderly. Elder abuse is an under-recog-

nized problem with devastating and life-threatening consequences. No community or country in the world is immune from this problem. It is surprising to learn that: » 7.6 percent of seniors report that they have been abused, neglected or exploited within the last twelve months! This rate equals the US rate of coronary heart disease. » In 2010, Kentucky received more than 13,000 reports of abuse for persons 60 or older. » There are up to four times more elder abuse victims than child abuse victims. » Elder abuse is under-reported: only one in 23.5 cases is ever reported (only one in 44 financial exploitation cases). » The abuse typically occurs in the older persons’ own homes rather than in nursing homes. » The perpetrator, the abuser is usually a family member, a

caregiver or a trusted advisor.

What you can do

» Learn to recognize the signs of self-neglect, caregiver neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse and financial abuse. http://chfs.ky.gov/dcbs/dpp/eaa/ » Volunteer your time to be a friendly visitor to a nursing home resident or to a homebound senior in your neighborhood. Call SSNK at 859-2927953 to volunteer! » Provide a respite break for a caregiver you know. Call SSNK to volunteer. » Be a good neighbor – Get to know your neighbors. » Remember the 3 R’s – Recognize, Respond and Report.

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Not only is reporting suspected abuse the right thing to do, the State of Kentucky is a man-

datory reporting state. This means that if you suspect elder abuse you are legally required to report it. You can report elder abuse at the 24 hour hotline 1-800-752-6200. Calls can be made anonymously. If you find this article helpful and have suggestions about other topics, I would appreciate it if you let me know at 859-2927971 or email me at krechtin@seniorservicesnky.org or write to me at SSNK, 1032 Madison Avenue, Covington, Kentucky 41011. Ken Rechtin is the Interim Executive Director of Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. Senior Services of Northern Kentucky is a 501c3 not for profit serving the needs of the Northern Kentucky aging population for 50 years. Ken is also a Campbell County Commissioner and one of the “Baby Boomers” (He is 61.5 years old!).

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Trash pick-up program reveals clean streets

The Senior Class of Silver Grove High School participated in the Trash for Cash cleanup program on May12th. We picked up litter on Mary Ingles Hwy. between the Interstate 275 bridge and just past the convent in Melbourne.

We were pleasantly surprised to see that this stretch of highway was relatively clean. We have cleaned other routes before and found a lot more trash. So keep up the good work residents of Silver Grove! Marcus Kidwell Senior at Silver Grove School

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A total of10 scouts and parents turned out for another successful year for Trash for Cash and Boy Scout Troop 75. The Trash for Cash program has become a yearly event utilized by Troop 75 to educated the scouts on the impor-

tance of recycling and the negative consequences of liter. In addition to the educational benefit, the Trash for Cash Program has also allowed the Troop to emphasize the importance of community involvement and good citizenship while allowing the scouts an opportunity to earn money to-

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Adam Weyer (left) and Will Griffith get ready for fun in the sun by putting on sunscreen at the opening day of the Fort Thomas swim Club Saturday, May 26. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY R

The Fort Thomas Swim Club has opened its gates for yet another summer of fun in the sun. On opening day Saturday, May 25, several of the club’s hundreds of members came to the James Avenue pool. The Fort Thomas Swim Club, home of the Fort Thomas Sharks swim team, opened in 1960 and has 550 bonds, which are individual and family memberships. The waiting list for membership to the club has reached more than 480 people, with the wait expected to be 8-10 years for those put on the list now.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, JUNE 1 Dance Classes Belly Dance A-Z with Maali Shaker, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Beginner dancers follow Maali’s class progression to develop beautiful and fluid exotic belly dance moves. Intermediate and advanced dancers shown layering, spins, turns and arm techniques to improve their dance. $12. Through Dec. 14. 859-261-5770; www.cincinnatibellydance.com/maalishaker. Newport.

Dining Events Local Band, Brew and BBQ, 7-9:30 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Includes tasting of Christian Moerlein’s premium brands. Member of Christian Moerlein team talks about history of brewery and principles of their beer. Includes buffet featuring barbecue chicken, brisket and pulled pork. Music by local band. $39.95. Presented by BB Riverboats. 859-261-8500; www.bbriverboats.com. Newport.

Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, Stonebrook is on the Northern Kentucky Back Roads Wine Trail. Pick up passport at one of five wineries and get it validated at each winery for a gift. Five for $5 on Saturday and Sundays. $2.50 Friday: two free wineglasses with case purchase. Family friendly. 859-635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs.

Music - Blues Pete Dressman, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Raniero’s, 28 Martha Layne Collins Blvd., Free. 859-442-7437; www.ranierospizzeria.com. Cold Spring.

Music - Jazz Eddie Brookshire Quintet, 8 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $10. 859-261-7469. Newport.

Music - Latin York St. Cafe First Fridays, 9 p.m., York St. Cafe, 738 York St., Salsa dance instruction provided. Music by Azucar Tumbao. $10, $5 advance. 859-261-9675; www.azucartumbao.com. Newport.

On Stage - Theater You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, 8-10 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St., Third production in Give Back series. Produced as fund-raising effort for Project Linus. $18, $15 students and seniors. Presented by Falcon Theater. 513-479-6783; www.falcontheater.net. Newport. Avenue Q, 8-10 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Otto M. Budig Theater. Laugh-out-loud musical tells timeless story of recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment. There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the Internet sexpert), Lucy the Slut and other colorful types who help him finally discover his purpose in life. Ages 18 and up. $18.50$20.50. Presented by Showbiz Players Inc.. Through June 10. 859-957-1940; www.showbizplayers.com. Covington.

The opening reception for the "Funny Mirrors" exhibit at the Artisan's Enterprise Center will be 6-10 p.m. Friday, June 1. The exhibit will run through July 6. Admission is free. For more information visit www.covingtonarts.com. Pictured is Jeff Casto's "New Eden." THANKS TO JEFF CASTO

www.facebook.com/TheThompsonHouseShootingGallery. Newport.

Drink Tastings

The 16th annual East Row Garden Walk will be Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2-3, in Newport's East Row Historic District. Visit www.eastrowgardenclub.org for information. Pictured is the entrance of one of the eight gardens featured. THANKS TO BRUCE MURRAY

Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 859-635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs.

Garden Shows East Row Garden Walk, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Watertower Square, Sixth and Washington streets, Parking lot. Features 10 urban gardens and complimentary plant list. Owners and gardeners available to answer questions. Vendors market at square. Benefits St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Food Pantry, Newport. $15, free ages 12 and under. Presented by East Row Garden Club. 513-205-7897; www.eastrowgardenclub.org. Newport.

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to www.NKY.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to life@communitypress.com along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to www.NKY.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Impaired. 859-640-0769; www.cincyblind.org. Crestview Hills.

Literary - Libraries Dream Big: Summer Reading Kickoff, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166; www.ccpl.org. Cold Spring. Dream Big: Summer Reading Kickoff, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5033; www.cc-pl.org. Fort Thomas. Dream Big: Summer Reading Kickoff, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-5725035. Newport.

Literary - Signings Judy Burris and Wayne Richards, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Blue Marble Books, 1356 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Great Green Room. Signing and discussing “Life Cycles of Butterflies” and “Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs.”. Family friendly. Free. 859-781-0602. Fort Thomas.

Music - Classic Rock Summer Reading Kickoff Concert: Amnesia Lane, noon, Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035. Newport. Johnny Fink and the Intrusions, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Raniero’s, 28 Martha Layne Collins Blvd., 859-442-7437; www.ranierospizzeria.com. Cold Spring.

TUESDAY, JUNE 5 Clubs & Organizations Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center's Movement & Freeform Dance will be 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3. The event will be held Saturdays through Aug. 26. Suggested donation $2. Visit www.bakerhunt.org. Pictured is Julie Peace of Covington. THANKS TO ROSEMARY TOPIE You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, 8-10 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, $18, $15 students and seniors. 513-479-6783; www.falcontheater.net. Newport.

Recreation Open Paintball Games, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Diehard Paintball, 4936 Mary Ingles Highway, Play on a total of four fields, plus target range. All ages and levels during open games and groups according to skill set. Includes field pass, paint, rental equipment and unlimited CO2. Experienced players can bring their own gear and play on the PSP Air Ball field. Rain or shine. $39 per player. 859-781-7486; www.diehardpaintball.com. Campbell County.

SUNDAY, JUNE 3 Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 859-635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs.

Festivals

Cincinnati Metal and Hardcore Fest II, 3 p.m. Sea of Treachery Reunion Show., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $25 two-day pass, $15 one-day pass. 859-261-7469. Newport.

German Day Weekend, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Music by Gebhard Erler and the Sonnenschein Duo., Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St., German music, food and raffles. Free. Presented by German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 513-574-1741. Newport.

Music - Jazz

Garden Shows East Row Garden Walk, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Watertower Square, $15, free ages 12 and under. 513-205-7897; www.eastrowgardenclub.org. Newport.

SATURDAY, JUNE 2

Summer Reading Kickoff Concert: The Faux Frenchmen, noon, Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Gypsy jazz music. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5033; www.cc-pl.org. Fort Thomas.

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Reconstruction, 8 p.m.-midnight, The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., Top Floor. Grand opening of Thompson House Shooting Gallery. Works by Marc Lincewicz, Cedric Cox, Evan Hildebrandt and Maxwell Redder. Free. Presented by The Thompson House Shooting Gallery. 859-261-7469;

Summer Reading Kickoff Concert: Lagniappe, noon-2 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Cajun/ New Orleans jazz/gypsy music. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-7816166; www.cc-pl.org. Cold Spring.

Sports-Registrations & Tryouts Lil Strikers Learn to Play Soccer Instruction Registration, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Program designed to introduce game of soccer to children. Focus is on all components introducing the game of soccer. Ages 4-6. Family friendly. $95. Registration required. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. Through June 3. 859-760-7466. Union.

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Music - Concerts Cincinnati Metal and Hardcore Fest II, 3 p.m. The Plot In You, For All I am, Erra, My Ticket Home and others., The Thompson House, $25 two-day pass, $15 one-day pass. 859-261-7469. Newport.

On Stage - Theater You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, 2-4 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, $18, $15 students and seniors. 513-479-6783; www.falcontheater.net. Newport.

Pets Pits Rock Northern Kentucky Fun Walk, 4:15-5 p.m., Tractor Supply Co., 5895 Centennial Circle, Open to responsible pit bull owners willing to walk their well-behaved pit bulls together in public parks to show positive side of the breed. Free. Presented by Pawzitive Petz Rescue. Through Oct. 28. 859-746-1661. Florence.

Recreation Cross the Bridge for Life, 1:30-4 p.m., World Peace Bell Center, 425 York St., Bagpipers from Ancient Order of Hibernians lead group walk across Purple People Bridge. In celebration of sanctity of human life. Event ends back at World Peace Bell for picnic and face painting for children. With music by Lee Roessler Band. Free. Presented by Cross the Bridge for Life Coalition. 859392-1545; crossthebridgeforlife.com. Newport.

Special Events Your Bridal Show and Sale, 10-5 p.m. Hosted by Sheree Paolello, Channel 5 WLWT-TV News Anchor., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Exhibitions, vendors and sales. Fashion shows presented by David’s Bridal and Romualdo Formalwear. Benefits Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. $8. Presented by Plus 2 Productions. 513-231-3052; www.yourbridalshow.com. Covington.

Monday, June 4 Recreation Visions Charity Golf Classic, 1-8 p.m., Summit Hills Country Club, 236 Dudley Road, Benefits Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired and The Foundation Fighting Blindness’ cutting-edge research efforts into preventions, treatments and cures for visionrobbing retinal degenerative diseases. 1 p.m. shotgun start. $125. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually

Triangle Toastmasters Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth St., Become a confident, more effective speaker. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Triangle Toastmasters. Through Feb. 19. 859-652-3348; triangle.toastmastersclubs.org. Newport.

Literary - Crafts The Great Lego Challenge, 6-8 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Compete in 10-, 15- and 25-minute Lego challenges and vote on the most imaginative creations. All supplies provided. Ages 11-18. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166; www.ccpl.org. Cold Spring.

Music - Acoustic Bob Crawford, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Bar Louie, Newport on the Levee, Acoustic covers of popular rock music. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-291-4222; Facebook.com/BobCrawfordMusic. Newport.

Wednesday, June 6 Business Meetings Campbell County Rotary Meeting, noon-1 p.m., Highland Country Club, 931 Alexandria Pike, Weekly meetings include presentations for local organizations and discussions on how to provide service to those in Campbell County and beyond. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Campbell County Rotary Club. Through Dec. 26. 859-635-5088. Fort Thomas.

Clubs & Organizations Cincy Sightseers, 7 p.m., Brothers Bar & Grill, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2126, Newport on the Levee, Jewish young professionals ages 21-35 ride in own private Duck while they explore landmarks and history about city and Ohio River. Meet at outdoor patio. First drink included. Ages 21 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by Access: Social Events for Jewish Young Professionals Ages 21-35. 513373-0300; jypaccess.org. Newport.

Karaoke and Open Mic Always a Star Karaoke, 8-11 p.m., Raniero’s, 28 Martha Layne Collins Blvd., 859-442-7437; www.ranierospizzeria.com. Cold Spring.

Music - Rock Birdbrain Crash, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Sidebar, 322 Greenup St., Country/rock music. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-3456. Covington.

On Stage - Theater Plaza Suite, 8 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, Nunn Drive, Neil Simon’s comedy about three couples who occupy the same suite at the Plaza Hotel. Dinner beings 1 1/2 hours before show. $30. Presented by Commonwealth Theatre Company. Through June 24. 859-572-5464; theatre.nku.edu/ boxoffice. Highland Heights.

Thursday, June 7 Auditions Katalyst Talent Agency Open Call, 4-7 p.m., Katalyst, LLC, 3037 Dixie Highway, Suite 214, All experience levels seeking representation with Katalyst. First come, first served. Requirements at website. Family friendly. Free. 859-581-4555. Edgewood.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Olde Fort Thomas Pub, 1041 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Free. 859-441-1927. Fort Thomas. Karaoke Contest, 7-11 p.m., Guys ’n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, $500 prize money to winner of contest. Free. 859-441-4888; www.guysndollsky.com. Cold Spring.

Music - Concerts Live at the Levee, 6:30-9:30 p.m. DV8., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Riverwalk Plaza. Summer concert series. May 17-July 19 events benefit The WAVE Foundation. Free. 859-815-1389; www.newportonthelevee.com. Newport.

Music - World Alpen Echos, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St., 859-491-7200; www.hofbrauhausnewport.com. Newport.

On Stage - Theater You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, 8-10 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, $18, $15 students and seniors. 513-479-6783; www.falcontheater.net. Newport. Avenue Q, 8-10 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $18.50-$20.50. 859-9571940; www.showbizplayers.com. Covington. Plaza Suite, 8 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, $30. 859-572-5464; theatre.nku.edu/ boxoffice. Highland Heights.


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St. Elizabeth adopts imaging campaign Community Recorder St. Elizabeth Healthcare has embraced the Image Gently/Image Wisely campaign to promote radiation safety in both child and adult medical imaging. St. Elizabeth is the first healthcare system in Greater Cincinnati to join a national effort to reduce radiation, provide education,

reduce patient anxiety, and promote the concept of Image Gently/Image Wisely. As part of its commitment to the campaign, St. Elizabeth has taken the following steps: » Asked all associates to pledge to image with an optimized radiation dose. » Revamped protocols based on The American College of Radiology guide-

Representatives from St. Elizabeth’s imaging department and president and CEO John S. Dubis (seated) celebrate the signing of the Image Gently/Image Wisely pledge. THANKS TO GLENNA LONG lines to reduce dosage without compromising quality. » Improved equipment. » Devised educational information for physicians,

patients and families. » Worked directly with the Radiation Safety Committee to monitor any level of concerns.

» Has had staff complete educational levels required to ensure they provide top-quality imaging and comply with the Image

Gently/Image Wisely concept. For more information, visit www.imagewisely.org and www.erad.org.

Flavorful fish tacos: That’s the rub foil and tie with string to make airtight. Place in a deep baking pan, put pan in oven and fill pan with boiling water halfway up the side of coffee can. Steam for two hours, checking water level after one hour. Add more boiling water if needed. Check by sticking a skewer into the bread; it will come out clean when done. Remove string and foil and allow to cool one hour before unmolding. Note: Brown bread flour is a specialty New England flour and can be hard to find. Make your

I can’t tell you how many recipes I’ve had over the years for fish tacos. Some were complicated, some were easy and most were pretty good since I have always used a homemade Rita spice rub. Today I Heikenfeld was in a RITA’S KITCHEN time crunch so I used a Southwestern blend from Colonel De Gourmet Herbs & Spices at Findlay Market instead of making my own rub. It was so good that I decided to leave the fish whole and serve it as an entree instead of as a taco. The time saved from making my own rub was happily spent in the garden, pulling weeds from the rows of Swiss chard and red onions.

Master recipe for Tex-Mex fish and tacos Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Fish 2 pounds firm white fish (I used halibut) Olive oil Southwestern seasoning

Brush fish on both sides with olive oil. Sprinkle on both sides with seasoning. Roast 8-10 minutes depending upon thickness of fish, until it flakes with a fork. Don’t overcook. While fish is roasting, make sauce. To serve fish as an entree: Leave whole and serve sauce alongside or drizzled on top. I served mine with a side of potatoes. To make tacos: 8 tortillas (corn or flour), warmed 1 small head Napa cabbage, shredded or favorite greens, shredded

Break cooked fish into pieces and divide among tortillas. Top with cabbage and taco sauce. Serve with avocado wedges. Cathy’s cilantro scallion creamy sauce Cathy, an Eastern Hills Journal reader, gave me this recipe after I finished teaching a class on easy seafood entrees. “This is delicious on top of fish tacos,” she said. I used cilantro from the herb garden. You can also top the tacos with salsa, guacamole or pico de gallo sauce, if you want. Stir together:

Rita's recipe for Southwestern-seasoned fish can be used by itself or as a component in fish tacos. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. ¼ cup thinly sliced scallions/green onions Chopped cilantro to taste: start with 1⁄3 cup 3 tablespoons each sour cream and mayonnaise Grated rind from 1 lime Lime juice to taste: start with a scant 2 teaspoons and go from there 1 nice-sized clove garlic, minced Salt and pepper to taste Diced tomatoes (optional) Avocado slices to serve alongside (optional)

1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 ⁄3 cup dark molasses 1 cup whole milk ½ cup raisins, currants, dried cherries, cranberries, apricots or your favorite dried fruit

Preheat oven to 325

degrees. Generously butter a 1-pound coffee can. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in molasses and milk. Fold in fruit. Fill coffee can with batter. It should come up only about two-thirds of the way. Cover top with

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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The Campbell County Child Support Office County Attorney Steven J. Franzen, Director

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Garden veggies need to be fertilized

Question: How do I go about fertilizing my vegetable garden to help the plants grow? Answer: The type of fertilizer used should be based on the results of your soil test (a free service through your county extenMike sion ofKlahr fice). If you HORTICULTURE don’t have CONCERNS soil test results, at least apply nitrogen, since that nutrient is used up quickly and eventually leaches out of the root zone. For vegetables to produce lush, continuous growth throughout the

UPCOMING EVENTS Insects and Diseases of Lawns, Gardens, Orchards, Flowers and Landscapes: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31, Boone County Extension Office. Counts for 2 ISA Certified Arborist CEU’s and 1 general and 1 specific Kentucky. Commercial Pesticide Applicator CEU’s (categories 2, 3, 10, 12, 18, and 20). Free, but please register calling 859-5866101, or enroll online at www.ca.uky.edu/boone Vegetable Gardening 101: 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union. Free, but please register calling 859-586-6101, or enroll online at www.ca.uky.edu/boone Wednesday Walks at the Arboretum: 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union. Free. No registration needed; come rain or shine.

season, they need a uniform supply of nutrients. However, many chemical fertilizers are very soluble, so the initial application may leach down beyond the root zone before the growing season ends.

Thus, many gardeners “side-dress” their crops with an extra application of fertilizer during the growing season. The usual rate has always been 5 tablespoons of ammonium nitrate/10 feet of row.

Since ammonium nitrate is now difficult to find, any other garden fertilizer around 34 percent Nitrogen (the first number on the bag) may be used in its place. Otherwise, simply adjust the amount applied based on percent nitrogen. Ammonium nitrate (34-0-0) is 34 percent nitrogen, by weight. If a fertilizer containing only 10 percent nitrogen is used, such as 10-10-10, or a 12 percent nitrogen fertilizer is used, such as 12-1212, then you will need to apply approximately three times as much fertilizer as you would if using ammonium nitrate. Asparagus and onions require twice as much, and potatoes should receive about seven table-

spoons per 10 feet row, if using ammonium nitrate. Place the fertilizer in bands about 6 inches to both sides of the rows, then rake it in and water. Recommended times for side-dressing vegetables with fertilizer are as follows: Asparagus: Before growth starts in spring. Beans: After heavy blossom and set of pods. Broccoli and cabbage: Three weeks after transplanting. Cucumbers and muskmelons: Apply one week after blossoming begins and same amount three weeks later. Peppers and eggplant: After first fruit set. Spinach and kale: When plants are about one-third grown.

Onions: One to two weeks after bulb formation starts. Peas: After heavy bloom and set of pods. Potatoes: After tuber formation starts (bloom stage), about six weeks after planting. Sweet corn: When plants are 12 inches tall. Tomatoes: Apply one to two weeks before first picking and same amount two weeks after first picking. Beets, carrots, lettuce, parsnips, squash, sweet potatoes, turnips and watermelon: Additional nitrogen might reduce yield or lower quality. Mike Klahr is the Boone County extension agent for horticulture.

Vacation Bible School welcomes kids and adults Community Recorder Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Dayton isn’t just for the kids. Pastor Harold Pike, his wife Martha Pike, and Dorise Barth will be leading a group of adults in a VIP Class during Vacation Bi-

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Take time to protect your skin

Keller awarded SARE grant

“Slip! Slop! Slap! And Wrap” is the message from the American Cancer Society as we enjoy our days in the sun. The four key words remind us to: slip on Diane a shirt; Mason slop on EXTENSION sunscreen; NOTES slap on a hat; and wrap on sunglasses. These are four ways to protect ourselves from harmful UV radiation which can cause or increase our risk of skin cancer. During warm weather, the amount of time we spend outdoors typically increases. Sunlight helps the body function well, but unsafe sun exposure can be dangerous, especially for children. Most exposure to the sun happens before age 18. Research studies indicate that having even one bad sunburn as a child can increase risk for skin cancer later in life. Too much sun can also harm the immune system and eyes. Protecting children while they are young can pay off for them in the future. There are several simple steps you can take to help your family enjoy time outdoors and in the sun. » Use sunscreen. The higher the SPF (sun protection factor) rating on the sunscreen, the more it protects. Most of us don’t use enough sunscreen to provide adequate protection. One ounce, enough to fill a shot glass, is considered the amount needed to

Community Recorder

Katherine Keller at Sunrock Farm has recently been recommended for funding for a $1,940 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) for the project "Distribution Of Educational Materials To Schools Visiting Sunrock Farm From Greater Cincinnati." Keller works with Sunrock Farm in Wilder. Sunrock Farm's educational field trip program emphasizes respect for animals, plants, farms, farmers, and the natural world. The project will support printing copies of a children's book and teacher's guide that will prepare students and teachers for their field trip to Sunrock Farm. The book and guide will be distributed to preKindergarten and Kindergarten teachers visiting the farm in spring 2012. This grant was awarded as part of NCRSARE's Youth Educator Grant Program which supports educators who seek to provide programming on sustainable agriculture for youth. NCRSARE administers each of its grant programs, each with specific priorities, audiences, and timelines. The focus for each of the NCR-SARE grant programs is on research and education.

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Van Gorder, Walker & Co., Inc. Certified Public Accountants Independent Auditor’s Report to The Honorable Mayor and Members of the Council City of Melbourne, Kentucky. We have audited the accompanying financial statements of the governmental activities and each major fund of the City of Melbourne, Kentucky (City) as of and for the year ended June 30, 2011, which collectively comprise the City’s basic financial statements as listed in the table of contents. These financial statements are the responsibility of the City’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion. In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the governmental activities and each major fund of the City of Melbourne, Kentucky as of June 30, 2011, and the respective changes in financial position and, where applicable, cash flows thereof for the year then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The management’s discussion and analysis on pages 4 through 6, and budgetary comparison information on pages 19 through 21, are not a required part of the basic financial statements but are supplementary information required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. We have applied certain limited procedures, which consisted principally of inquires of management regarding the methods of measurement and presentation of the required supplementary information. However, we did not audit he information and express no opinion on it. CITY OF MELBOURNE, KENTUCKY BALANCE SHEET – GOVERNMENTAL FUNDS Governmental ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents Grants receivable Other taxes, fees receivable

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cover the exposed skin. Reapply sunscreen every two hours. Use it even on cloudy days. » Keep infants out of direct sunlight if under 6 months old. Dress them in cool, light-colored clothing and in hats with brims. Infant skin is thinner than an adult’s, so it is easier for them to sunburn. Children under 6 months should not use sunscreen. » Seek shade. Staying under cover is one of the

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SUMMER FESTIVALS June

Art on the Avenue, June 2 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2, Monument Plaza, intersection of Sixth Ave. and Berry St., Dayton. Local artists will exhibit their art for sale; food and drink from local restaurants, including Buono Vita Pizzeria and Dolce Vita Gelato Café; and a classical string quartet will perform from noon-2 p.m. Presented by Dayton’s Historic Preservation Committee and Main Street Program. Free. www.artontheavenue.wordpress.com, daytonartfair@gmail.com.

Italianfest, June 7-10 5-11 p.m. (Opening ceremony at 8 p.m.) Thursday, June 7, 5-11 p.m. Friday, June 8, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, June 9, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, June 10, Newport Riverfront. Authentic Italian food and live Italian music, a golf outing, family photo booth, pizza eating contest, cooking contest, games and rides. Daily BB Riverboats harbor cruises noon-3 p.m. Free. 859-292-3666.

Ludlow Fireworks Festival, June 8-9 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 8-9, Ludlow Park, 500 Elm St., Ludlow. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Saturday. Presented by City of Ludlow and Ludlow Youth Football.

St. Catherine Summer Festival, June 9 5:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday,

June 9, St. Catherine Church, 1803 North Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas. Remke chicken dinners, bingo, games and beer garden. Shuttle will run 5:15-10 p.m. from Highlands High School.

prizes of $500 each. 859-7272035.

Mary, Queen of Heaven Funfest, June 22-24

MainStrasse Village “Originial” Goettafest, June 15-17

6-11 p.m. Friday, June 22, 4-11 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 4-9 p.m. Sunday, June 24, Mary, Queen of Heaven Church, 1150 Donaldson Highway, Erlanger. Rides, gambling booths, grand raffle, food and drink booths, entertainment and more. Free. 859525-6909.

5-11:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, noon-11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, June 17, Sixth Street Promenade, Covington. Sample pizza, balls, gumbalya, chedda cheese, chili, burgers and more made with goetta. Games, children’s activities, arts and crafts, music and entertainment. www.mainstrasse.org.

Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home Summer Festival, June 9-10 6-11 p.m. Friday, June 8, 4-11 p.m. (Vito’s Fireworks at 10 p.m.) Saturday, June 9, 4-9 p.m. Sunday, June 10, Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, 75 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell. More than 40 booths, rides, games, Noll Family chicken dinners Saturday and Sunday, music nightly, raffle, silent auction and more. Benefits Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home. Free. 859-3312040, ext. 8555; www.dcchome.org.

Union Beach Blast, June 16 6:30-10 p.m., Union Community Building, 10087 Old Union Road, Union. Dancing, music, food and drinks. Family friendly. Through June 16. Presented by City of Union. Free. 859-3841511; www.cityofunionky.org.

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5-11 p.m. (Spaghetti dinner 5-8 p.m.) Friday, June 15, 5-11 p.m. (Fish dinner 5-8 p.m.) Saturday, June 16, St. Augustine Church, 1839 Euclid Ave., Covington. Raffles, food, adult games, miniature golf, silent auction and Kiddieland. 859-4313943.

St. Henry Church Festival, June 15-16 6-11 p.m. Friday, June 15, 5-11 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 4-10 p.m. Sunday, June 17, St. Henry Church, 3813 Dixie Highway, . Food from local restaurants. Games for children in gym. Grand raffle of $4,000 and four

Independence Celebration, June 30 3-10 p.m. Saturday, June 30, Tower Park in Fort Thomas. Classic Car Show 3-7:30 p.m.; Classic Car Parade 7:45 p.m.; Beer booth 3-10 p.m.; Games, inflatables, food and beverages; How Wax Band 7-10 p.m.; and fireworks at 10 p.m. 859-7811700, www.ftthomas.org.

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Saturday, June 16, 1400 Mary Ingles Highway, Melbourne. Mass 4 p.m. Chicken and roast beef dinners served 4:30- 8 p.m. Booths, raffles, kids' fun land, live music, and Euchre tournament. Tournament entry fee is $15 by June 9; $20 at door. Tournament information, 859620-1173; festival information, 859-781-0646.

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2-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, Sisters of Notre Dame, 1601 Dixie Hwy., Park Hills. Games for children and adults, petting zoo, pony rides, entertainment, flea market, silent auction, food, $2,590 raffle. Supports the Notre Dame Urban Education Center and the Sisters Mission in Uganda. 859-392-8228 or 859-3928229.

America’s Celebration – Newport Motorcycle Rally, July 4-8 noon-11 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, 5-11 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 5-11 p.m. (Cincinnati Reds fireworks) Friday, July 6, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, July 7, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, July 8, Newport Riverfront. Fireworks on the riverfront, games, live entertainment, food, contests and prizes. Motorcycle awards given at 5 p.m. Saturday. www.newportmotorcyclerally.com. 859912-2509.

Independence Celebration, July 6-7 5-11 p.m. Friday, July 6 with a silent auction at the senior center from 5-9:30 p.m. and music by Mike Heile at 7 p.m.; Parade will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 7, starting at Summit View Middle School and ending at Memorial Park, Jack Woods Parkway, Independence. Events at the park will be 4-11 p.m. Saturday with music by Seth Michael at 7 p.m. and Fireworks at 10 p.m. Rides, food vendors, music.

Queen City Sausage Festival, July 13-15 5-11 p.m. Friday, July 13, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, July 14, noon-11 p.m. Sunday, July 15, Festival Park Newport, Riverboat Row, Newport. Food vendors, retail sausage shop, daily brat eating contest, games and entertainment. Presented by Queen City Sausage and Provision Inc. Free. 513-541-5581;

Erlanger Lions Carnival, July 19-21 6 p.m. to midnight ThursdaySaturday, July 19-21, Erlanger Lions Club, Sunset Avenue in Erlanger. Ride bracelets for all three nights will be $12; $15 each night. Food and refreshments. The How Wax Show Band will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 21. Coolers prohibited. 859-282-9969.

Browngrass Festival, July 21 noon-11 p.m. Saturday, July 21, Rabbit Hash General Store, 10021 Lower River Road, Rabbit Hash. Twenty local and regional bands, food, vendors, a raffle. Benefits local radio station WNKU. $15.

Dogs Day of Summer Art Fair, July 28-29 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 28, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, July 29, Rabbit Hash General Store, 10021 Lower River Road, Rabbit Hash. Artists and live music. Free.

AUGUST Glier’s Goettafest, Aug. 2-5 5-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 2 & 3, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, Newport Riverfront. Goetta prepared in many ways - reubens, omelets, pizza and more. Live music, games and rides. www.goettafest.com.

Great Inland Seafood Festival in Newport, Aug. 9-12 6-11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 6-11 p.m. (Cincinnati Reds fireworks) Friday, Aug. 10, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, Newport Riverfront. Seafood dishes from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky restaurants. www.greatinlandseafoodfest.com.


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Summerfair returns for 45th year Community Recorder

Summerfair 2012 returns for the 45th year on June 1-3. The fair, located at Cincinnati’s historic Coney Island, will feature more than 300 fine artists and craftspeople from around the country. There will also be regional performers, a variety of gourmet arts, the Youth Arts Rocks! area for kids, and for the second year, the Little Black Dress Event, presented by Summerfair and Cincy Chic. What started as a small art fair’s salute to the opening of Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park has grown into one of the oldest and most prestigious continuous art fairs, annually drawing tens of thousands of art enthusiasts to see and purchase the works of artists from across the United States and Canada. This year, more than 700 acclaimed artists applied to exhibit everything from photography, painting, woodworking and ceramics to fibers, leather, jewelry

and 2D/3D mixed-media art. “Summerfair is proud to be the annual kick-off of the summer festivals for the Tristate area,” said Bob Hinman, 2012 co-fair chair. “Patrons can enjoy the warm June weather at Coney Island while shopping and interacting with new and returning artists, dining on fine gourmet foods and listening to the music of talented regional performers. There’s definitely something for everyone at Summerfair.” Summerfair 2012 has assembled a strong line-up of local performers like Raison D’Etre, Celtic Rhythm Dancers USA, Hills of Kentucky, Forget-Me-Not Historical Dancers, East Side Players and Robert Weidle. Many other bands, soloists, dance and theater groups will also be on hand performing on one of four different stages. Strolling entertainers – including balloon artists, musicians and barbershop quartets – can be found throughout the fair. Among the innovative elements at Summerfair

2012 is the Youth Arts Rocks! area, a special section for kids featuring an assortment of art activities and other entertainment for children, and the Little Black Dress Event, a fundraiser fashion show created in partnership with Cincy Chic featuring jewelry by 2012 Summerfair artists and little black dresses from Cincinnati’s own Trend Boutique. “The Youth Arts Rocks! area is a great place for children and families to paint, sculpt and make other crafts together,” said cofair chair Anne Poppe. “The Little Black Dress event is a wonderful opportunity for Cincinnati’s fashion enthusiasts to join us in Moonlite Gardens for a night of eclectic fashion and fun.” Tickets to the fair can be purchased for $10 with children 12 and under admitted free. Visit www.summerfair.org. Summerfair 2012 is at historic Coney Island (just off I-275 at Kellogg Avenue).

Shelley Simpson awarded child care foundation award Community Recorder

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The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation (TLLCCF) is proud to announce that Shelley Simpson, lead toddler teacher at the NKU Early Childhood Center, in Highland Heights, received the 2012 Terri Lynne Lokoff National Child Care Teacher Award. Simpson is a resident of Fort Thomas. This exemplary early care and education teacher was selected from a pool of applicants nationwide. Simpson received an award of $1,000 April 19, at a special ceremony at Please Touch Museum, in Philadelphia. There are a total of 52 National Child Care Teacher Award recipients for 2012. Simpson’s award-winning project that she will implement with a grant from the TLLCCF is Exploring Outdoors. “In order to give the young toddlers some space to explore, I plan to add two toddler-sized picnic tables to replace our current preschool-sized table. This will give the children space to

Simpson read books, draw and have picnics outside in a safe area. I am also adding a water table next to our sand box so the children have regular opportunities for outdoor play and experimenting by mixing sand and water. A small arch bridge will be added to our mulch path to give the crawlers and new walkers a little extra challenge as they move about. The addition of shopping carts and strollers will not only give the new walkers support as they explore but, they will increase the opportunities for dramatic play outside,”

said Simpson. The recipients of the 2012 Terri Lynne Lokoff National Child Care Teacher Awards designed an enhancement project that illustrates the educational, social and emotional benefits for the children in their care. A committee of national early childhood educators and experts reviewed and scored the applications. Each recipient receives a $1,000 award: $500 to implement their proposed project and $500 to acknowledge their dedication. From the inception of the Teacher Awards program in 1994 the TLLCCF, with the inclusion of the 2012 recipients, will have presented 687 awards totaling more than $650,000 to early care and education teachers and providers for their dedication and excellence. For the twelfth consecutive year, the Terri Lynne Lokoff National Child Care Teacher Awards are sponsored by McNeil consumer Healthcare, the makers of Children’s Tylenol.

From left: Dr. Karen Bankston of KDB and Associates Consulting, and a member of United Way’s Executive Committee; daughters Dr. Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal and Emily Votruba, who introduced their dad; New Century Impact Leadership Award winner Dr. James Votruba, about to be retired president, Northern Kentucky University; Valarie Sheppard of Procter & Gamble Co. and United Way of Greater Cincinnati board chair. PROVIDED

United Way honors Votruba Community Recorder

Dr. James C. Votruba, president of Northern Kentucky University, was recognized by United Way of Greater Cincinnati at its annual Leaders & Legends Luncheon on May 15. He was among the volunteers saluted for their countless hours of dedication helping United Way, the community and United Way agency and community partners. “This is a celebration of the passion and commitment that local leaders and everyday legends have for their community and those who live in it,” says Valarie Sheppard,

United Way board chair. “These individuals help create a better quality of life for everyone. They truly live united.” According to United Way, Votruba has shown a special dedication to United Way of Greater Cincinnati, indicated by his service as a member of its Board of Directors and through his leadership of United Way’s Research Council. As Research Council chair, Dr. Votruba has been responsible for three editions of United Way’s regional indicators report, The State of the Community. The report and its associated online

data portal have become the “go-to” data resources for United Way as it makes its program investment decisions and for additional agencies, foundations and government offices.

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June programs at the library Community Recorder

Cold Spring 3920 Alexandria Pike Cold Spring, KY 41076 Dream Big – Summer Reading Kickoff 9 a.m. Saturday, June 2 Start another great summer with fun and activities at the annual Summer Reading kickoff event. All ages. Summer Reading Kickoff Concert: Lagniappe 12 p.m. Saturday, June 2 Lagniappe, Cincinnati's only Cajun/New Orleans Jazz/Gypsy Band kicks off the Library’s 2012 Summer Reading season. All ages. Snacks provided. The Great Lego Challenge 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 Compete in 10-, 15-, and 25-minute Lego challenges and vote on the most imaginative creations. All supplies will be provided. Registration required. Ages 11 to 18. Snacks provided. Adventure Club: Bearfoot presents Shadow Puppets 4 p.m. Thursday, June 7 Enjoy traditional tales told with shadow puppets when Bearfoot visits the Library. Registration required. Ages 6 to 11.

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Moon & Sun Watchers: Big Telescopes & Free Tickets. 9 a.m. Saturday, June 9 Northern Kentucky University's Astronomy and Planetarium faculty and staff present Moon & Sun Watchers. Learn about the Summer Solstice, safely observe the sun, sunspots and flares through telescopes, and attend a planetarium show. Program participants will receive free tickets to the afternoon showings at Northern Kentucky University's Haile Digital Planetarium. All ages. American Civil War Currencies 7 p.m. Monday, June 11 Numismatic consultant Brad Karoleff of Coins+ returns to present a fascinating presentation about the history of American Civil War currencies, including everything that passed as money during this period including paper issued by the North and South, coins issued by the North, tokens issued by merchants, encased and loose postage stamps, and private banknotes. Registration is required. Ages: Teen and adult. Preschool Time -For Me, For You, For Later 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 With the help of Elmo, parents and children will explore the meaning of choices and develop an understanding of spending, sharing, and saving. Children will receive a savings jar to take home. Ages 4 to 5. Snacks provided. Sponsored by the PNC Grow Up Great Initiative. Sharpie Tie-Dye for Tweens 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 Learn the fine art of detailed tie-dye using sharpie markers and water. Participants will be provided one T-shirt. Registration required; space is limited.

Ages 9 to 15. Adventure Club: Kentucky Reptile Zoo 4 p.m. Thursday, June 14 Come face-to-face with snakes, lizards, and other scaly friends at this fun and educational program. Registration required. Ages 6 to 11. Getting Started in Genealogy 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 Award-winning genealogy professional Jan Lester will provide helpful information on tracing a family tree. Topics will include organizing information on pedigree and family group sheets and researching online and repository based sources. Registration required. Ages teen and adult. Life-size Sorry. Board Game 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23 Be an actual game piece in this life-size version of the classic board game and try to beat the other players for prizes. Registration required; space is limited. Ages 11 to 18. Snacks provided. Photoshop: Restoring Old Photos 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 26 Learn how to use Photoshop to restore crumbling, torn, discolored, and/ or weathered photos. Topics include scanning and sizing photos; restoring faded colors; enhancing or colorizing black and white; and removing cracks, scratches & spots. Registration required; space is limited. Ages teen and adults. Adventure Club: Drake Planetarium presents LEGO Engineering Lab 4 p.m. Thursday, June 28 Design and build amazing creations using LEGOs. Registration required. Ages 6 to 11.

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and older. Adventure Club: Circus Mojo 4 p.m. Monday, June 18 Watch a fun and exciting circus performance and then learn how to do the tricks. Registration required. Ages 6 to 11. DIY: Black Light T-Shirts 3 p.m. Thursday, June 21 Learn how to create an amazing effect with black T-shirts and fluorescent paints. Registration required; space is limited. Ages 8 to 18. Nature Photography 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23 Learn how to take exceptional nature photos from professional photographers Judy Burris and Wayne Richards. In addition to basic camera tips, discover what time of day is best for shooting nature, when to use a flash and how to compose the best shots using different backgrounds. Ages 16 and older. Five Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28 Attend Dr. Christian Hay’s informative presentation on weight loss. Learn how the body and metabolism works, why most diets don't work, the true value of being healthy and fit, how food, water, and medication play a role in health and how pain limits a person from achieving their full health potential. Ages 18 and older. Super Hero Teen Movie Night 6 p.m. Friday, June 29 Time to cheer on the heroes, or even the villains as they battle it out on the big screen. Bring a favorite super hero movie or vote on those already at the Library. Ages 12 to 18. Snacks provided. Movie rating: PG-13 or lower. Moon and Stars Family Scavenger Hunt 1 p.m. Saturday, June 30 Have fun at the library completing challenges to collect stars. Registration required. Families.

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BELLEVUE Arrests/citations Terri Ward, 43, 721 Ann St., alcohol intoxication public place, possession of marijuana at 403 Washington, May 15. Stephany Jones, 33, 341 Covert Run, second-degree criminal trespassing at 500 Grandview, May 17. Catherine Cheffy, 48, 330 Poplar No. 5, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 119 Fairfield Ave., May 18. Brian Chandler, 41, 3728 Peggy Ann, warrant at 409 Taylor Ave., May 18. William Stanton, 43, 132 Foote Ave., warrant at 132 Foote Ave., May 19. Anthony Wells, 24, 301 No. 2 Fairfield Ave., warrant at 301 Fairfield Ave., May 22.

CAMPBELL COUNTY Arrests/citations Richard W. Carr, 52, 5964 Lower Tug Fork Road, DUI - aggravated circumstances - second offense at AA Highway and Poplar Ridge Road, May 10. Erin A. Mullins, 30, 1 Park St., fourth-degree assault, seconddegree disorderly conduct, third-degree criminal mischief at 1041 Rockyview Drive, unit 8, May 11. Jesika L. Clark, 20, 7128 Carnation Ave., warrant at AA Highway and Glen Ridge Road, May 11. Michael B. Sebastian, 22, 2536 Woodcliff Drive, alcohol intoxication in a public place - first and second offense, seconddegree disorderly conduct, fourth-degree assault at Oneonta Inn at Mary Ingles Highway, May 13.

Incidents/investigations Alarms Report of burglary alarm activation at 3592 Eight Mile Road, May 16. Animal complaint Report of dog brought to party bit woman on leg at 2567 Carthage Road, May 12. Domestic related Reported at Lick Hill Road, May 10. Reported at Second Street, May 13. Reported at Brentwood Lane, May 12. Fire investigation Report of property owner called 911 and reported barn on fire with horse still inside. Fire crews extinguished the blaze, and the cause of the fire was declared undetermined after investigation at 2108 California Crossroads W, May 3. Fourth-degree assault-domestic violence Reported at Davjo Lane, May 10. Fraudulent use of credit card after reported lost/stolen Report of bank card used fraudulently at 2775 Wagoner Road, May 7. Juvenile complaint Report of juveniles acting disorderly and damaging vehicles in area of East First Street and Four Mile Road at First Street,

May 12. Noise complaint Report of loud music playing at 3955 California Crossroads, May 15. Property Report of $800 in cash found by resident in driveway at 4385 Mary Ingles Hwy., May 14. Scam attempt Report of fake check sent in excess of purchase amount for items listed for sale on Internet site by complainant at 4670 Mary Ingles Hwy., May 14. Selling alcoholic beverages to minors - first offense Report of store clerk at Kwik Shoppe cited for selling alcoholic beverage to minor at 3520 Ivor Road, May 8. Suspicious activity Report of man on dating site asked complainant for money and access to PO Box at 1108 Mary Ingles Hwy., May 10. Theft by unlawful taking Report of two air conditioning units cut from and taken at Flagg Springs Baptist Church at 12204 Flagg Springs Pike, May 11. Theft of identity of another without consent Report of identity used to obtain unauthorized Duke Energy services at 1074 Davjo Drive, May 17. Third-degree criminal mischief Report of unknown vehicle damaged fence on property at 11232 Pleasant Ridge Road, May 10. Third-degree criminal trespassing, third-degree criminal mischief Report of two white males driving white passenger car stripped bark from 10 to 15 elm trees on property at 3686 California Crossroads E, May 14. Third-degree terroristic threatening Report of man threatened to kill another man at 9659 Echo Hills road, May 8. Report of man threatened to cause bodily harm to another man at 783 Alysheba Drive, May 14.

FORT THOMAS Arrests/citations Timothy Askins, 44, 401 Inverness, warrant at Memorial Parkway at Taylor, May 17. Bradley Ard, 33, 8242 Licking Pike, first-degree criminal mischief at Campbell County Police Department, May 15. Troy Lee Buckler Jr., 29, 3082 Daniels Road, first-degree criminal mischief at Campbell County police department, May 15. Heather Giles, 39, 108 Orchard Terrace, third-degree criminal trespassing at 733 South Fort Thomas Ave., May 18. Michael Cornelius, 44, 418 Fifth Ave., warrant at 14 Broadview Place, May 16. Dominique Price, 25, 25 Belden St., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, warrant at Woodlawn Place, May 18. Jon Skirvin, 34, 36 Mayfield Ave. Apt. 2, warrant at 36 Mayfield Ave., May 19.

DEATHS Incidents/investigations

Allen Baker

Fraudulent use of a credit card At 18 Grandview Ave., May 19. Theft by unlawful taking At 42 North Fort Thomas Ave., May 20. At 124 Brentwood Place, May 21. Third-degree burglary At 12 Grandview Ave., May 19. Third-degree criminal mischief At 214 North Fort Thomas Ave., May 17.

Allen L. Baker, 75, of Grant’s Lick died May 23, 2012, at his residence. He retired after 43 years at Siemens in Norwood, was a lifelong farmer, a member of Grant’s Lick Baptist Church and Campbell County High School Athletic Hall of Fame, and a coach for many Campbell County Knothole Baseball teams. Survivors include his wife, Judy Schweitzer Baker, daughters, Cindy Hardy and Debbie Dunn; sons, Lee Allen Baker and Barry Baker; sister, Carolee Pfefferman; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Interment was in the Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: Grant’s Lick Baptist Church, 941 Clay Ridge Road, Alexandria, KY 41001.

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS Arrests/citations Korey Schumacher, 21, 1867 St. James Place, warrant, possession of marijuana at 249 Meadow Trail Drive, May 23. Van Stills, 20, 225 Douglas Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place at 249 Meadow Trail Drive, May 23. Jami Renee Sandfoss, 40, 7 Ervin Circle, warrant at 2625 Alexandria Pike, May 22. Condrae Strauss, 58, 840 Alexandria Pike 109, warrant, operating a motor vehicle on suspended license at Walnut and Ridgeway, May 22. Samuel Garcia, 21, 680 Rusconi, warrant at I-471, May 21. Corey Brandon Ruef, 20, 1515 Madison, warrant at I-471, May 21. Erica Merida, 24, 1041 Davjo Drive, warrant at I-471, May 21. Terry Wilson, 51, 3800 Park Ave., warrant at I-275 at I-471, May 21. Julia Kinda, 21, 9501 Linfield Road, possession of marijuana at Sunset at Alexandria Pike, May 18. Cody Carmosino, 27, 1251 Ten Mile, possession of drug paraphernalia at I-275 at I471, May 16. Ronald Burt, 23, 1763 Culver Court, possession of drug paraphernalia at I-471, May 16. Joseph Dillon, 25, 9382 Mobile Acres Drive, possession of drug paraphernalia, warrant at I-275 at I-471, May 16. Christopher Proffitt, 22, 1 Pond Drive, warrant at I-275 at I-471, May 16.

Incidents/investigations Theft by unlawful taking, fraudulent use of a credit card At 32 Pine Hill Drive, May 22.

Judy Bush Judy Faye Bush, 76, of Silver Grove, died May 20, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was retired from Disabled American Veterans’ gift processing department and a member of the Dayton Gospel Lighthouse in Bellevue. Her sister, Lucy Linden and brothers, Eligh King and Joe King died previously. Survivors include sons, Gary Bush of Florence, Larry Bush of Silver Grove; daughter, Gail Linden of Silver Grove; sisters, Phoebe Trent and Mary Francis Campbell; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice of Fort Thomas, 85 North Grand Ave., Fort Thomas, Ky 41075.

Audrey Deaton Audrey Ann Deaton, 72, of Southgate, died May 19, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was an advertising manager with the American Israelite Newspaper and manager of Newport Clothing Care. A grandchild, Cheree Deaton, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Douglas Deaton of Southgate; sons, Douglas Deaton Jr. of Bellevue, Gregory Deaton of Southgate, and Eric Deaton of Loveland; brother, Alan Rummel of Sharpsville, Pa; sisters, Patricia Amato of Pittsburg, Pa., Gerri Svirbly of Erie, Pa., and Elizabeth

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Charlotte Fenton Charlotte Fenton, 86, of Fort Thomas, died May 20, 2012, at her residence. She was a surgical nurse with Speers and St. Luke hospitals and a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Dora Chapter. Her husband, John Fenton, died previously. Survivors include her son, Mark Fenton; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate.

Adelaide McManus Adelaide McManus, 49, of Fort Thomas, died May 22, 2012,

at St. Elizabeth. She enjoyed family and friends, and being outdoors by the water and sun. Her father, Mose Webster, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Bob McManus; sons, Daniel, Griffin and Grant; her mother, Norma Webster; brothers, Steven Martin, Matt Martin and Joe Martin; sisters, Jeanine Armont, Julia Brown, Mary Martin and Christine Fuller. Burial was in the St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

James Noe James Earl Noe, 79, of Fort Thomas, died May 20, 2012, at his residence. He was retired from General Motors. Three sisters, Ines Guy, Mavis Spicer and Lois Lawson, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Dorthy McKinney Noe; children, Carla Marie Hill, James Michael Noe, Anthony Wayne Noe, David Allen Noe, Edward Leon Rison, Buford Lee Rison, Melissa Jane Hale and Patricia Lynn Rison; sisters, Gladys Brandenburg of Beattyville, Ky. and Eunice Schwartz of Huntingburg, Ind., 30 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Katherine Parnell Katherine Minnie Parnell, 94, of Fort Thomas, formerly of Melbourne, died May 16, 2012.

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LEGAL NOTICE HIGHLAND HEIGHTS PLANNING & ZONING PUBLIC HEARING The City of Highland Heights Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 7:00pm at the City Building, 176 Johns Hill Road for the following application: P&Z CASE #05-2012: An application for a zone change, with development plan, submitted by Thompson Thrift Development, 901 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN for the property located at 2700-2810 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights, KY from the present zoning of R-1E and Limited Service Commercial (LSC) to a Redevelopment Overlay District (ROD) zone. The Public Hearing will be held for all interested parties to hear and present evidence relative to the above captioned application. If there is a need for the City to be aware of a specific disability, you are encouraged to contact the City Building at 859-4418575 so that suitable arrangements can be considered prior to the date of the meeting. The City Office is open Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm. The City will make every reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified disabled person in obtaining access to the meeting. Immediately following the Public Hearing, the regularly scheduled Planning and Zoning meeting will begin. Jean A. Rauf, City Clerk/Treasurer CMC Planning & Zoning Secretary Publish CCR 06-07-2012 7595

Greer of West Middlesex, Pa.; and two grandchildren. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-3903. Jacqueline Draper Jacqueline “Jackie” Draper, 84, of Fort Thomas, died May 21, 2012, at the Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport. She worked for many years with Hilb & Co. and Pogue & Co., and recently at Forward Movement in Cincinnati. Her husband, Donald Draper; brother, Lyle Freppon; and three grandchildren died previously. Survivors include her sons, D. Cameron Draper of Fort Thomas, Douglas Draper of Mason, Duncan Draper of Indianapolis, Ind., Delbert Neal Draper of Anchorage, Ark., and Ralph Draper of Florence; daughter, Ellen Skirvin of Ludlow; 14 grandchildren; and 16 greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1080 Nimitzview Dr., Suite 208, Cincinnati, OH 45230.

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The Cold Spring Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a public hearing in the Cold Spring City Building at 5694 East Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Kentucky, on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012, at 7:30 PM. The purpose of this public hearing is to hear any interested party who wishes to speak or present any pertinent information relative to the following described item(s): CASE NUMBER: CS-12-04-01 APPLICANT: Robert Moore LOCATION: 5671 AA Highway; an approximate 6.4-acre area located on the north side of the AA Highway between Pooles Creek Road and Dry Creek Road, approximately 1,500 feet east of Pooles Creek Road in Cold Spring REQUEST: Request A: a Stage I Development Plan for the described area; the applicant proposes to construct 3,500 square foot structure to warehouse recyclable materials. The property is currently zoned HC-2 Request B: to seek a variance from Section 10.16, C., 3., (minimum front yard depth in the HC-2 Zone) of the Cold Spring Zoning Ordinance; the applicant proposes to erect the 3,500 square foot structure 10 feet from the front property line along AA Highway where 50 feet is required Information submitted with this request is available for review at NKAPC between 8 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday. A synopsis of the request, a map and aerial photograph of the area, and information from the comprehensive plan are available online at www.nkapc.org. If you or anyone planning to attend this hearing has a disability for which we need to provide accommodations, please notify staff of your requirements at least seven days prior to the This request does not public hearing. have to be in writing. Andrew M. Videkovich, AICP NKAPC Senior Planner

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Public Notice Notice is hereby given that IPSCO Tubulars (Kentucky), Inc. at 100 Steel Plant Road, Wilder, Kentucky 41071, has filed an application with the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet for a permit to construct in/or along a stream or floodplain associated with the construction of a 30-acre industrial facility, parking and infrastructure adjacent to the existing plant. The project site is located in Campbell County, Kentucky, immediate ly west of the existing Wilder facility and east of Steel Plant Road and Licking Pike (Highway 9). Permanent impacts from the proposed project will include one intermittent stream totaling 60 linear feet, eight ephemeral streams totaling 800 linear feet and four emergent and forested wetlands totaling 2.95 acres in the Licking River watershed. Any comments or objections concerning this application shall be directed to: Kentucky Division of Water, Water Resources Branch, 200 Fair Oaks Lane, Fourth Floor, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Phone: (502) 564-3410. 1001707222 CITY OF CRESTVIEW, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE NUMBER 2012-01 AN ORDINANCE FIXING THE COMPENSATION OF THE ELECTED CITY OFFICERS, TO INCLUDE THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISIONERS BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Crestview as follows: SECTION ONE Pursuant to Crestview Ordinance No. 1993-6, adopting the General Ordinances; and General Ordinances, Section 31.02(A) Compensation and Section 32.01(C) Compensation of Commissioner’s; it having been determined that the salaries/compensation of the Elected Officers have not been reviewed and or increased for many years and that in an effort to bring the salaries into parity with other Sixth Class Cities throughout the Commonwealth it has been determined that a minor increase in salaries/compensation is necessary. That upon a vote of the City Council, by a simple majority of those present and voting, the salaries for the Elected City Officers shall be set as set forth herein below. SECTION TWO The salary/compensation as set forth herein shall take effect no earlier than January 2013 for the Commissioners and January 2015 for the Mayor and shall be effective with the first normal pay cycle effective January 2013 and January 2015 respectively, such period being subsequent to the next regular election of the Mayor and Commissioners in the year they are elected, in compliance with KRS 83A.070. SECTION THREE The respective rates of pay shall be: For the then Mayor elect: $2,800 annually; For the then Commissioners elect: $1,200.00 annually; Said amounts to be broken down into four (4) equal parts and paid on a quarterly basis. SECTION FOUR This Ordinance shall be signed by the Mayor, attested by the City Clerk, recorded and published in summary form and shall be in effect at the earliest time provided by law. Passed at the first reading on the 3rd day of April, 2012. Passed at the second reading on the 15th day of May, 2012. Charles J. Peters, Mayor ATTEST: Max Dawson, City Clerk/Treasurer 6839 NOTICE Board of Ethics Annual Meeting The City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, will hold a Public Meeting on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 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: Annual Meeting of the Board of Ethics The City of Fort Thomas will make every reasonable accommodation to assist qualified disabled persons in obtaining access to available services or in attending City activities. If there is a need for the City to be aware of a specific disability, you are encouraged to contact the City Building at (859) 4411055 so that suitable arrangements can be considered prior to the delivery of the service or the date of the meeting. Signed: Melissa K. Kelly City Clerk 7108

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The following Ordinance has been adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Newport, Ky. COMMISSION ERS ORDINANCE O-2012-011 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT, KY REPEAL ING AND REENACTING SECTION 9.21 OF THE OFFICIAL ZONING CODE OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT, KENTUCKY CONCERNING FLOOD DAMAGE PREVEN TION. The above referenced ordinance was adopted 5/21/12, signed by Mayor Jerry Peluso and attested to by City Clerk Amy Able. The City Clerk hereby certifies that the summary is true and correct and the full text is available for review at the office of the City Clerk, 998 Monmouth Street. - Amy Able, City Clerk The undersigned, an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, has certified the preparation of this summary as an accurate depiction of the contents of the Ordinance. - Daniel R. Braun, City Attorney PUBLISHED: In summary in the Campbell County Recorder May 31, 2012. 7257

Jessica Lairson, 22, of Cold Spring and Jean Picado, 22, of Costa Rica, issued April 30. Lisa Parker, 40, and Mark Burton, 42, both of Fort Thomas, issued May 2. Tamara Walker, 38, and Kenneth Slaughter, 57, both of Cincinnati, issued May 1. Jennifer Berens, 36, of Dayton and Jonathan Lang, 37, of Huntington, issued May 2. Mary Murphy, 44, and Charles Carr, 46, both of Cincinnati, issued May 3. Stephanie Runyan, 27, of Fort Thomas and David Crystal Jr., 28, of Providence, issued May 4. Stacey Brickler, 31, of Cincinnati and Aaron Neiporte, 36, of Fort Thomas, issued May 7. Hanna Rogers, 23, of Lexing-

ton and Reid Wahlbrink, 24, of Fort Thomas, issued May 7. Shatyea Swindle, 23, and James Howard, 32, both of Dayton, issued May 7. Susan Rolf, 31, of Cincinnati and Cole Williams, 27, of Lancaster, issued May 7. Victoria Winters, 43, of Cincinnati and Ralph Brunham, 47, of Palo Alto, issued May 7. Marie Duritsch, 22, of Fort Thomas and Patrick Bell, 25, of Cincinnati, issued May 7. Stacie Dill, 29, of Cincinnati and Gerald Kamil, 39, of Dayton, issued May 7. Jessica Bankemper, 22, and Jeremy Smith, 23, both of Fort Thomas, issued May 7. Michelle Hall, 39, of Dayton and Sean McClain, 37, of Cincin-

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nati, issued May 7. Ashley Falls, 25, of Dayton and Michael Statham, 25, of Somerset, issued May 8. Jessica Schaper, 23, of Louisville and Noah Finney, 24, of Cincinnati, issued May 8. Ashley Boggs, 23, of Corbin and Steven Scharold, 27, of Cincinnati, issued May 8. Kathryn Keeler, 24, and David Wilson, 23, both of Cincinnati, issued May 8. Tasha Florkey, 32, and Michael Siler Jr., 29, both of Dayton, issued May 8. Catherine Beach, 49, of Cincinnati and Raymond Lilly, 63, of Lexington, issued May 8. Michelle Hacker, 34, of Covington and Jeremiah Feinauer, 37, of Fort Thomas, issued May 8. Joni Anderson, 32, of Keene and Albert Hadler Jr.,35, of Fort Thomas, issued May 9. Jennifer Wood, 27, of Columbus and Lucas Clay, 29, of Bellefontaine, issued May 9. Sarah Clements, 24, of Cincinnati and Dustin Crain, 28, of Hamilton, issued May 9. Debbie Hampton, 46, of Chicago and Ira Gibbons Jr., 63, of Fort Meyers, issued May 10. Emily Brown, 27, of Springfield and Stephen Randall, 30, of Salem, issued May 10. Jennifer Lipton, 19, of Lowmoore and Micah Knott, 19, of Lexington, issued May 10. Adrienne Woolery, 29, of Springfield and Ryan Snow, 34, of Covington, issued May 11. Marlene Grayson, 35, and John Rogers Jr., 46, both of Covington, issued May 11. Shannon Jenkins, 32, of Fort

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Revenues $ 90,750_________ Taxes (all categories) Permits and Licenses $ 0_____________ Payments in Lieu of Taxes $ 0_____________ Intergovernmental Revenues $ 0_____________ Charges for Services $ 0_____________ Other Revenues $ 0_____________ $ 3,500__ _______ Interest Earned Total Revenues $94,250_________ _________________________________________________ Receipts and cash Carryover from Prior Fiscal Year $288,999________ Bonded Debt, Public Corporation & G.O. $0_____________ Transfers to Other Funds ($0)____________ Transfers from Other Funds $0_____________ $0_____________ Borrowed Money ( all short term/single year ) Governmental Leasing Act $0_____________ $0_____________ All Other Borrowed Money $288,999________ Total Receipts and Cash Total Available $383,249________ (sum of Total Receipts, Cash & Total Revenues ) _________________________________________________ Appropriations Personnel $19,500_________ Operations $48,700_________ Administration & Reserves $100___________ Capital Outlay $0_____________ Debt Service $0_____________ Total Appropriations $68,300_________ SECTION 00 11 00 - INVITATION TO BID LEGAL NOTICE REVISED MAY 22, 2012 The Clifton Hills Limited Partnership will be accepting sealed bids for a General Contract for the construction, including mechanical, plumbing and electrical work, of a 32 unit residential building for senior citizens located at 18th Street in the City of Newport, Kentucky. Bids are due no later than 3:00 p.m., local time, June 26, 2012, at the offices of the Housing Authority of Newport, located at 30 East 8th. St., Newport, KY 41071 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids are to be marked “Clifton Hills Senior Housing #11-18” . General Contractors submitting a bid for general construction may obtain a maximum of two (2) complete sets of Contract Documents from Hub + Weber Architects, 542 Greenup Street, Covington, Kentucky, (859) 491-3844 - for a deposit of $100. Checks shall be made out to Clifton Hills Limited Partnership. Deposit will be refunded with the return of the two sets in good condition. Access to electronic copies of drawings and specs via ftp site will also be available to Contractors submitting deposit. Contract Documents may also be purchased from Phipps Reprographics, 6920 Plainfield Rd, P.O. Box 36172, Cincinnati, OH 45236-0172, Tel: 513.793.1030. Copies of the Contract Documents are open to the public inspection and may be examined at the following offices: FW Dodge Corporation Allied Construction Industries 7265 Kenwood Road Suite 200 3 Kovach Drive Cincinnati, Ohio 45236 Cincinnati, Ohio Clifton Hills Limited Partnership will conduct a pre-bid informational meeting at 3:00 local time, June 19, 2012 at the offices of the Housing Authority of Newport. Construction would begin within ninety (90) days of execution of contract. A certified check or bank draft, payable to Clifton Hills Limited Partnership, U.S. Government Bonds, or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the Bidder and acceptable sureties in amount equal to five (5) percent of the bid shall be submitted with each bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory Performance and Payment bond in an amount equal to one hundred (100) percent of the contract price. All Bidders shall include with their bid a statement from an acceptable surety that if their bid is accepted the surety will furnish to the Bidder the required performance and payment bond or bonds required by the contract documents. Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed, Section 3, Segregated Facility, Section 109 and E.O. 11246 and Title VI. MBE/WBE firms are encouraged to bid. No bidder may withdraw their bid within 60 days after the actual date of opening thereof. Clifton Hills Limited Partnership reserves the right to waive any informality, irregularity, or defect in any proposal, and to reject any/or all proposals should it be deemed in the best interest of Clifton Hills Limited Partnership to do so. It is the intent of Clifton Hills Limited Partnership to award a contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder. Clifton Hills Limited Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 1705609

Thomas and Paul Prewitt, 53, of Dayton, issued May 11. Alicia Theis, 21, and David Sizemore Jr., 20, both of Cincinnati, issued May 14. Christine Williamson, 25, of Fort Thomas and Terry Bruce, 31, of Harlan, issued May 14. Christina Pabst, 24, and Zachary Wade, 24, both of Fort Thomas, issued May 14. Courtney Bender, 26, of Fort Thomas and Kevin Hoffer, 26, of Covington, issued May 15. Anna Adanczyk, 19, of Charleston and Justin Flowers, 20, of Huntington, issued May 16. Lacey Sebastian, 25, of Edgewood and Brian Davis, 25, of Lexington, issued May 17. Lori Smith, 48, and John Schmidt Jr., 49, both of Fort Thomas, issued May 18. Dayna Haug, 29, of Oceanside and Paul Philpot, 31, of Hamilton, issued May 18. Jennie Huber, 30, of Cincinnati and Christopher Charton, 36, of Covington, issued May 18. Natalie Thelen, 27, of Cincinnati and Lucas Mitchell, 27, of Hamilton, issued May 18. Shannon Lawson, 24, and Roy Combs Jr., 29, both of Fort Thomas, issued May 18. Brittany Baird, 25, of Lexington and Thomas Raterman, 27, issued May 19. Cynthia Miniard, 25, of Dayton and Richard Barnes II, 30, of Clovis, issued May 19. Kasey Michels, 23, and Michael Strunk, 24, both of Cincinnati, issued May 21. Emily Hollman, 31, of Cincinnati and Theodore Verst, 38, of Fort Thomas, issued May 21.

Continued from Page B9 She was devoted to her church and family. Her husband, Ralph; a son, Ralph Jr.; and daughters, Katherine Parnell and JoAnn Strange, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Jennifer Moore and Judy Strange; sons, Terry and Russell Parnell; 18 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Memorials: Glenwood Baptist Church Building Fund, 111 Shelby St., Falmouth, KY 41040. Marianne Pennington Marianne Fischer Pennington, 81, of Burlington, died May 17, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a homemaker and worked in housekeeping for Ramada Inn in Fort Wright. Her husband, Clayton Pennington, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Daniel Pennington and Timothy Pennington, both of Aiken, S.C.; daughters, Cynthia Kyle of Newport, Teresa Pennington Kincaid of Florence, and Laura Pennington Kyle of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; sister, Shirley Heilman of Cincinnati; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. Interment was at Burlington Cemetery. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati OH 45203.

Kenneth Reis Kenneth Leo Reis, 73 of Newport, died May 21, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a plumber for 55 years, coached girl’s softball, and enjoyed gardening, fishing and caring for his dog, Freckles. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Reis of Newport; daughters, Denise Engelhardt of Cold Spring and Susan Lohstroh of

Fort Thomas; sons, Stephen Reis of Newport and Gene Reis of Florence; brother, William Reis of Florence; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Johns Hill Cemetery in Highland Heights. Memorials: St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1803 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Julia Simmons Julia Simmons, 77, of Fort Thomas, died May 19, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She worked for the U.S. Shoe Corp in Norwood. Survivors include her husband, Harold Simmons; brother, Robert Freudenberg of Highland Heights; and sister, Ruth Conway of Tampa, Fla. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Robert Ziegler Robert P. Ziegler, 56 of Fort Thomas, died May 18, 2012, at his residence. He graduated from Newport Catholic High School, received an engineering degree from the University of Kentucky and a master’s from Iowa State. He was a design engineer for GE Aviation, and member of Triangle Engineering Fraternity at University of Kentucky and the Ducks Unlimited. Survivors include his wife, Jin Ziegler; son, David Ziegler of San Francisco, Calif.; daughters, Hyun Jung Park of Los Angeles, Calif., and Hyun Bin Park of Korea; brothers, Dr.Vincent Ziegler of Fort Mitchell and Edward Ziegler Jr. of Denver, Colo.; sisters, Sylvia Burke of Union, Linda Ziegler of Fort Thomas, and Jeannine Ravenscraft of Bel Aire, Md.

Horse council celebrates 40th anniversary Community Recorder The Kentucky Horse Council, a statewide horse industry support group, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012. Organized in 1972, the Kentucky Horse Council has evolved over time. Initially established as part of state government, it was defunded during the recession of the 1980s. The Horse Council then reformed as a private nonprofit association. Today’s Kentucky

Horse Council implements programs to support all horsemen and horses in the commonwealth. Top priority programs address the growth of horse ownership, support equine businesses, advocate for horsemen at the local and state level, and protect the horse at risk. The Kentucky Horse Council also serves as an information resource for our signature industry, and provides communication and networking for industry participants.


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