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By Amanda Joering Alley

FORT THOMAS — The last day of school was bittersweet for students at Moyer Elementary School. While they were looking forward to summer fun, they had to say goodbye to Principal Jay Brewer, who is leaving Fort Thomas Schools to become the superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools. Brewer, who announced his plans to go to Dayton a few weeks ago, has been the principal at the

Fort Thomas elementary school for eight years. On the last day of the school year, Wednesday, May 30, students shared their feelings about Brewer leaving and what they’ll miss about him. For incoming first-grader Molly DeSola and incoming thirdgrader Natalie Simmins, Brewer’s daily joke of the morning will be what they miss the most. “I’m sad that he’s leaving because I just moved here and didn’t get to know him that long, but he’s really funny and nice,” said Simmins, who moved to Fort

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Thomas last summer. Incoming third-grader Roland Long, who started at Moyer in the first grade, said one of his favorite memories of Brewer is when he dressed up at the Grinch for Halloween. “He was always doing funny stuff like that,” Long said. “I’ve known him since I started school here, and he’s the best principal I’ve ever had.” Incoming fifth-grader Adriana Muntaner said she always liked how he dressed up funny and danced during the testing rallies the school has each year.

Moyer Elementary School students Kenzi and Kara Vennefron say goodbye to Principal Jay Brewer on the last day of school Wednesday, May 30. Brewer is leaving Fort Thomas Schools this year to become the superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER

“I’m sad that he won’t be here next year since it’s my last year before going to middle school,” Muntaner said. Incoming fifth-graders Cassidy Perme and Joey Deschler agreed that Brewer is one of the funniest people they know and that he will be missed at the school. Incoming fifth-grader Brycen

Huddleston, who has been at Moyer since kindergarten, said Brewer always visited the classrooms and gave away prizes and will be missed. “I’m really going to miss seeing him on the lawn in front of the school because I would always stop and talk to him,” Huddleston said.

Tour features one-of-a-kind gardens, new attractions By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com

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Resident brings love of art to Fort Thomas By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com

FORT THOMAS — Fort Thomas and other area residents now have another option to learn about all things artistic. One of the city's newest businesses, Artscapade, will begin holding art classes in June. Owner Tanith Smith, who moved to Fort Thomas a little more than a year ago from Arizona, said opening a business like this has always been one of her dreams. "I have been painting since I

was 3 and have always been really interested in the arts," Smith said. "I've always wanted to pursue a career in art." Smith was inspired by her high school art teacher and attended the Art Institute of Phoenix, where she earned a bachelor of arts in graphic design and marketing. Smith worked in the marketing field for several years before getting the position of art director of the Phoenix Art Museum, where she said she learned about all aspects of art, displays and running a museum.

"My husband and I always knew we wanted to open some kind of art studio, and the knowledge I gained at the museum really helped," Smith said. After moving to Fort Thomas for her husband's job as an illustrator, Smith began looking into opening Artscapade, a place where people of all ages can come create and learn about art. With Fort Thomas being so sports-oriented, Smith said her hope is to get more local resi-

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FORT THOMAS — From oneof-a-kind gardens to new vendors and a plant swap, organizers for the Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy’s annual Fort Thomas garden tour have been working to make this year’s event the best so far. Conservancy member Bill Thomas this year’s tour, which is Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, will feature a wide variety of unique gardens throughout the city. From six individual gardens to a street where all the front yard gardens will be featured, there will be something interesting for everyone that enjoys gardening, Thomas said. “It’s going to be a great tour, with a whole street being featured,” Thomas said. “It’s a beautiful street with beautiful homes and gardens, and I think people will really enjoy seeing it.” While the tour locations have been set for a while now, Thomas said tour organizers are keeping the addresses secret until the day of the tour. One of the newly featured gardens belongs to Ingrid

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Schick, who has been creating and perfecting her Tower Place garden for six years. What started as an empty plot of land when they bought their home, has been transformed into large garden featuring a pond, lots of deer and drought resistant plants and Schick’s favorite thing, a topiary plant. Schick said she used to be a painter, but switched to gardening after her children were born. “Gardening is just a different way to use color, and it’s something fun and creative I can do outside with the kids,” said Schick, who spends almost all of her free time from spring through fall in the yard. While she likes to garden because it’s relaxing and therapeutic for her, Schick said she decided to be on the tour after meeting Thomas at last year’s tour. “I just figured if I’m going to be out there pulling weeds, I want someone else besides me to be able to enjoy it,” Schick said. Along with the featured gardens, the event also includes a plant swap at the Fort Thomas See TOUR, Page A2

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Jolly Park friends group now at work and pools to ways the county might find savings on its electric bill for the park. Hanson cautioned the public that the council is in a very preliminary stage of its work. “There’s a lot of potential here, that’s why we’re here,” he said. Walt Dunlevy, the council’s vice chairman, said the council has preliminarily discussed ideas including taking the former swimming area at the lake and creating an amphitheater similar to what Fort Thomas has in Tower Park. The general idea is to have a stage and a setting for music festival, Dunlevy said. The council has also been reviewing other aspects of park operations to make suggestions for improvements to the county, he said. “We looked at the fact

that the golf course has not been self sustaining for a number of years, and talked about possible reasons for that,” Dunlevy said. The council has talked about the potential for a facility overlooking the park or lake and be available for corporate events, weddings and for use by the golf course, he said. Twin Oaks Golf Course in Covington has a facility people rent out that basically pays to keep the golf course going, Dunlevy said. The council is a group of people with a passion and drive to figure out ways to make improvements at the park, said Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery. “They have energy and they know people,” Pendery said.

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the event. The tour will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the museum on event day for $15 a piece or in advance at two for $20 at the Bank of Kentucky or the Fort Thomas Florist. All proceeds from the tour will support the Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy’s efforts to preserve and protect trees throughout the city.

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Casey Collins, left, of Highland Heights, and his 6-year-old daughter Breanna walk the nature trails at the Campbell County Environmental Education Center at A.J. Jolly Park in 2010. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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ALEXANDRIA — The new all-volunteer, nonprofit Jolly Park Community Development Council wants to improve Campbell County’s 1,000-acre park, and will be asking people for ideas soon. Plans are under way to introduce two online surveys to gather input and ideas about A.J. Jolly Park through the county’s website within the next month, said council chairman Kevin Hanson, an Alexandria resident. There will be separate general surveys with one set of questions about the park and another set of questions about the golf course, Hanson said. After completion of the survey, the council will work with the county to create a master plan or

conceptual plan for the park, he said. The council is also working to learn the complexities surrounding land conservation restrictions at the park that will affect any planning for changes, Hanson said. The council was formed about six months ago, and has organized itself as a nonprofit 501c3, he said. The council is reviewing how the park operates and looking into issues including lake water quality, what wildlife exists in the park, and the health of the forest, Hanson said. “We’re just a group of private citizens trying to do something good for a change,” Hanson said. Hanson and other council members answered questions and took recommendations at a public meeting May 30. Ideas ranged from water slides

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dents into the arts as well. In June, Smith will begin holding classes for children ages 5-13, with some focusing on different art mediums and some on famous artists and their techniques. The classes will meet once a week for six weeks. Along with her Artscapade classes, which are being held in her home until she acquires a local com-

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mercial building, Smith is also teaching classes this summer as part of the Fort Thomas Independent Schools Summer Enrichment program. During the school year, Smith plans to offer afterschool programs a couple days a week and adult classes in the evenings. Smith said her goal is to find another local artist who is interested in helping with the classes and moving the company to a building in the city. "One of the main things I want to do is host art nights once or twice a month where I'll have various artists with different talents come hold workshops," Smith said. "I want to make it more of a social evening for adults." For more information about Artscapade, search for the name on Facebook or call 443-2496.

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dozen administrative positions at Campbell County Schools are in flux this summer as retirements, resignations and budget cuts bring change. The district is working to hire three new school principals this summer in addition to a new treasurer and cafeteria manager. Reiley Elementary School and Campbell County Middle School both have principal searches under way, and a principal has already been hired to head the district’s alternative school. Additionally, the position of director of community relations has been eliminated, and expected or existing vacancies in an assistant superintendent and a curriculum director will not be filled. The positions of director of curriculum and director of community relations will instead become two teaching and learning positions at the central office with one each covering the elementary and secondary levels. Superintendent Glen A. Miller said in emails to The Community Recorder the district is being fiscally responsible and taking advantage of opportunities whenever vacancies occur for reasons including retirements, promotions and internal transfers. The Board of Education also approved a “tight, no-thrills tentative budget in May,” Miller said. The district anticipates

$1 million less in revenues and receipts than the previous year for the 20122013 school year, he said. In an effort to save money, the board eliminated $2 million in one-time expenditures from this year’s budget including $353,000 for bus garage paving, $850,000 for additional high school athletic field improvements, and $432,000 in bus purchases carried over from the previous year, Miller said. The district did budget $1 million for replacing the heating and air conditioning system at the high school, to add preschool at Reiley Elementary School, and to add one additional teacher at the middle school, he said. There is also a budgeted 0.5 percent salary and wage increase for staff while protecting instructional programs in the district and exceeding the state’s required minimum contingency fund by approximately $22,000, Miller said. The district’s general fund budget 2012-2013 (July 1 to June 30) is approximately $36.5 million.

Personnel and position changes

» Assistant Superintendent Sally Kalb will retire at the start of the school year. The position will not be replaced. » Ben Lusk, director of curriculum, is leaving for a job in Boone County Schools. The position will become a “teaching and learning” position at central office. » The position occupied by Director of Community Relations Juli

Hale will be eliminated effective June 30. The position will become a “teaching and learning” position at central office. » Victor Steffen, the district’s food services director, is retiring. The district will hire a new cafeteria director. » Mark Vogt, the district’s finance director and treasurer, is retiring, and a new finance director is scheduled to begin work June 25. » Campbell County Middle School Principal David Sandlin has resigned his position. Sandlin requested and was granted an internal transfer to a counselor position at the high school. » Reiley Elementary School Principal Julie Hubbard resigned and accepted a job in the central office at Pendleton County Schools. » Alvin Elsbernd, a counselor at the district’s alternative program named Campbell County Day Treatment, was promoted to principal. His first day is July 1. The former principal, John Schmidt, is retiring after 27 years in education including the last 10 years at Campbell County Schools. » The position of executive director of operations has been renamed to assistant superintendent of operations “to more accurately reflect duties and responsibilities,” said Miller. » The technology integration specialist position has been renamed the assistant technology director to more accurately reflect duties and responsibilities, Miller said.

Scottish Rite rallies cars for charity

The Covington Scottish Rite will have a third annual 1200 Club Car Show at Furniture Fair, 3710 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring at noon Saturday, June 9. Sunday, June 10 will be the rain date. The 1200 Club is the fundraising wing of the Scottish Rite, and proceeds from the car show will benefit Cincinnati Shriners Burns Hospital for Children and Scottish Rite “Rite Care” Program for Children. The first 100 cars registered will receive dash plaques. Honors will include a best of show, club participation award, best motorcycle plus a top 40. There will be a silent auction, door prizes and a 4400 tire voucher raffle. Registration in advance is $15, and day of show registration is $20. Mail your name, contact information, the year, make and model of the care and an club affiliation with a check payable to: 1200 Club Car Show, 2029 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights, KY 41076. For information call Vicki at 859-802-1065 or email Jeff@budsjmservice.com.

Playwright’s work to be featured

“Love Knots,” a collection of new short plays by Fort Thomas playwright Phil Paradis, will premiere at the upcoming Cincinnati Fringe Festival on June1, 3, 4, 7 and 8 at the Emery Theatre, 112 Walnut St., Cincinnati. The plays, which in-

clude two dramas and three comedies, examine the various forms of love, including romantic, neighborly and familial, and feature unexpected twists that offer humorous and poignant insights. The festival runs through June 9. Tickets cost $12. Info: www.cincyfringe.com or 513-300-5669.

Tree commission brings in expert

An Emerald Ash Borer infestation has been confirmed in Fort Thomas. The Emerald Ash Borer is an Asiatic insect that attacks ash trees, killing them if they are not treated. City officials have contracted Gregory Forrest Lester, Inc. to apply treatments of TREE-age, which provides control of Emerald Ash Borer infestation for at least two years. While the city is only covering the cost of public ash trees, the company is offering Fort Thomas residents a discounted rate on the insecticide application

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Mearns was injured and couldn’t compete for a spot on the 1984 team – he still runs six-minute miles over a half-marathon. He also says his legal background will help as a college president. “You learn to gather the facts,” Mearns said during an interview with The Enquirer in his third-floor office overlooking Euclid Avenue. “Also, you learn to listen to both sides. The giveand-take helps. But at some point, you can’t just continue to deliberate and debate. I’m also comfortable making tough decisions.” Those who work with Mearns at Cleveland State say he’s candid, honest and respectful of other people’s opinions. Joanne Goodell, a math education professor and president of the faculty senate at Cleveland State, says he is “a lawyer to his fingertips.” “I’ve never seen him get ruffled,” she says. “But if he did get ruffled, I wouldn’t want to be that other person.” Mike Schwartz, the former Cleveland State president who hired Mearns in

2005, says it took very little time for Mearns to gain credibility with academics on campus. “He runs, but he’s not running away from anything,” said Schwartz, who left the president’s office in 2009 and is retiring this year. “He takes on issues pretty directly.”

Family has history in law, education

Mearns’ Cincinnati background dates to the early 1970s, when his father was dean of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Ted Mearns remembers leaving his office at UC and picking up Geoff and his friends at Riverfront Stadium – “usually about the eighth inning” – before heading back to their North Avondale home. Geoff Mearns is one of nine children. Five of those children are lawyers, but none of them practices law, instead choosing teaching or some other form of public service. The family has a long history in both. Mearns’ sister, Alison Benders, is the top academic officer at

Ohio Dominican University in Columbus and his wife, Jennifer, is a member of the Board of Education in Shaker Heights. Mearns’ mother was mayor of Shaker Heights, and Geoff Mearns is a member of the local high school’s sports Hall of Fame. Until 2005, Mearns was carving his own history as a lawyer that made him a star in the courtroom and a potential federal judge. After law school at the University of Virginia, he clerked at the Cincinnatibased U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, working with liberal Judge Boyce Martin. He moved in 1989 to serve nearly a decade with the U.S. Justice Department, winning cases that put a member of one of New York’s famed mob families behind bars, then serving as a special attorney in the successful prosecution of Terry Nichols in the Oklahoma City bombing . When asked his toughest decisions as a prosecutor, Mearns recalls two cases that he declined to prosecute because it wasn’t the best use of the government’s resources, even though he clearly still thinks he could have convinced a jury. “It was difficult to walk away from a case in which we knew a prominent elected official had likely committed a crime,” Mearns recalls now. “We walked away because it was the right thing to do.” In 1998, Mearns and his growing family returned to Cleveland. He settled in Shaker Heights near his aging parents, with three sisters and their families nearby. His children attend public schools in Shaker Heights, and the Catholic family worships at Our Lady of Peace, which he says he loves for its diverse congregation. “We returned to a place like Cleveland because we wanted the kids to grow up in a diverse community,” he says. Mearns worked at two prestigious law firms, Thompson Hine and then Baker & Hostetler, and was widely regarded as a rising star in the city’s legal community.

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But in 2005 a recruiting firm called him to ask about becoming dean of Cleveland State’s law school. Widely regarded as a training ground for local

lawyers, the ClevelandMarshall College of Law suffered from sub-par bar passage rates. “I think he was very happy practicing law,” says Phyllis Crocker, a law professor who was vice chair of the search committee. “One of his first questions was, ‘Are you going to take me seriously?’ The faculty were skeptical. But he had one of the best explanations of the importance of scholarship of any of our candidates. He brought a different view of us than we had of ourselves.” Job No. 1 was the bar passage rates. Mearns added another course on bar preparation and mandated more mid-term exams and quizzes so students weren’t judged solely on a final exam. He met with every professor and staff member and participated personally in sessions with secondyear law students. Mearns always wanted data, Crocker recalls, and “often wanted to get things done faster than our processes would allow.” During his five years at the law school, the passage rate for first-time takers of the test jumped to 90 percent from 62 percent. For all takers, the passage rate jumped to 75 percent from 57 percent, according to the Ohio Supreme Court. Mearns deflects most of the credit. “Some people have given me credit for turning around the law school,” he says. “That’s not how I would describe it. I played a role that helped it achieve untapped potential.”

In line to become a federal judge

Soon after President Barack Obama’s inauguration in early 2009, Mearns was among those discussed for a federal judge’s appointment, but he was not chosen. He acknowledges that the opportunity probably won’t come again. “That was a career aspiration,” he says. “I think looking back, at the time I was disappointed. Now when I see the opportunities that are available to me, I may look back and think it was good fortune.” Ted Mearns says since then his son has committed himself to academic leadership. “He might not have been thinking about getting to be a president, but he’s really gotten to like the university and academia,” Ted Mearns says. “I think it’s growing on him.”

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Gateway, Thomas More St. Elizabeth dedicates Cancer Resource Center announce partnership Community Recorder Gateway Community and Technical College and Thomas More College announced May 3 a new educational partnership that will guarantee qualifying Gateway graduates automatic admission to Thomas More College and an enhanced financial aid package with a value of at least $10,000. Students earning an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at Gateway will be eligible for the new “Four is More Program.” “The Four is More partnership reflects Gateway’s ongoing strategy to provide high-quality transfer education that prepares our students to pursue a bachelor’s degree if they so desire,” said Ed Hughes, Gateway president and CEO. “The program benefits our students by providing a seamless transition into one of region’s premier four-year colleges,” Hughes added. “Equally important, students will be able to save very substantial sums of money on a four-year degree by completing their first two years at Gateway at our very affordable tuition rates and then having ac-

Dr. Ed Hughes of Gateway Community and Technical College and Sister Margaret Stallmeyer, president of Thomas More College, sign a partnership agreement guaranteeing Gateway graduates admission to Thomas More. PROVIDED cess to a very attractive financial aid package at Thomas More.” According to Sister Margaret Stallmeyer, president of Thomas More College, “There is a growing recognition in our region of the necessity of post-secondary education, and increasing the access to higher education is a primary goal of our partnership with Gateway. I believe the Four is More program addresses that in a most concrete manner by providing a smooth transition from a two-year degree to a four-year degree.” Stallmeyer noted that the partnership is ideal for students who have begun a

two-year degree and realize the potential that a four-year degree could offer. “Gateway students who want to go on to pursue their bachelor’s degree will find that our small class sizes and individualized attention offer them opportunities to fully explore their chosen fields. We’re proud to partner with Gateway on this valuable student benefit.” The partnership guarantees Gateway associate degree graduates who enroll full time at Thomas More a minimum of $10,000 in scholarships and grants from Thomas More. Awards are based on a combination of financial need and grade point average. Students with grade point averages of 3.0 and higher will be eligible for larger awards, up to $14,000 a year for three years. Gateway students interested in the Four is MORE Program should contact Mike Rosenberg at 859-815-7681 or email michael. rosenberg@kctcs.edu. People who wish to apply to Gateway to begin a transfer degree should contact the Admissions Office at 859-442-1134.

By Libby Cunningham lcunningham@nky.com

EDGEWOOD — John Mays has walked through the doors at 1 Medical Center Drive in Edgewood 35 times for radiation treatments alone. The prostate cancer survivor and American Cancer Society volunteer motioned toward the doors when he was helping to dedicate the new Cancer Resource Center at St. Elizabeth Edgewood’s Cancer Care Center on May 30. Mays, a Boone County resident, says that usually people enter the doors and sit in the waiting room. But now while they’re waiting, they’ll be able to talk to people who understand what they’re going through. The Cancer Resource Center, lined with pamphlets, books, models and friendly faces, has been in the works since last summer, said Lisa Meier, health initiatives representative with the American Cancer Society. Staffed by volunteers, patients as well as their families and caregivers can get one-on-one time with trained volunteers, many of them cancer survivors, to help answer questions about diagnosis and life with the illness.

Cancer survivor and American Cancer Society volunteer John Mays helps dedicate St. Elizabeth Edgewood's Cancer Resource Center. LIBBY CUNNINGHAM/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER “This is a link to programs and services available to the community,” Meier said. “Many patients don’t know what’s available (to them.)” But Cancer Resource Center volunteers do, and on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. they can educate about how patients can get free gas cards or lodging when coming for treatment.

For Mays, who’s now an active volunteer with cancer patients, visits to the center are beneficial. “The best part is you being able to talk to somebody who might be able to get more resources.”

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Turfway to celebrate Belmont Stakes Community Recorder FLORENCE — I’ll Have Another has a chance to win Thoroughbred racing’s first Triple Crown in 34 years, and Turfway Park is throwing a party on Belmont Stakes day, Saturday, June 9, for fans who hope to see history. The party will run from 1to 7:30 p.m. in the Turfway Park paddock, where flat screens will show all the ex-

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Third-grader Zoe Mecklenburg concentrates on her balance during the spoon and egg relay. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER

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Moyer Elementary School students had some fun in the sun during the school’s Olympic Day Friday, May 25. Throughout the day, students in all grades participated in a variety of games and competitions.

Students play a water game during Moyer Elementary School's Olympic Day Friday, May 25. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Renovated room rewards students who excel By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com

BELLEVUE — Students who excel at Bellevue High School will soon have a special place just for them. Throughout the summer break, district employees will be working to create a new BAG Lounge, a student reward room. The lounge will be open to students who meet certain standards of behavior, attendance and grades, hence the name BAG, said Principal Dave Eckstein. “The idea is for this room to have the feel of someplace other than school,” Eckstein said. “It’s going to look sort of like an Applebee’s and be a place students can eat lunch, have students meetings and hang out.” The idea came about after the district built a new Wellness Center in Ben Flora Gymnasium, making the old weight room use-

less. Eckstein said district officials and staff wanted to do something with the room that could be used to inspire and encourage students. It was Superintendent Wayne Starnes’ student advisory council that came up with the idea and name for the room, modeling it after a similar student reward room they saw during a recent tour of Mason County High School. Starnes said the members of the council, who meets with him monthly, are excited that their idea is becoming a reality. “The kids are so pumped about the BAG Lounge,” Starnes said. “I don’t think they realized how seriously I took their suggestion.” Starnes said the plans for the room include novelties like an ICEE machine and popcorn machine for students to enjoy.

Bellevue High School's old weight room is on the way to being converted into the BAG Lounge, a student reward room. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Eckstein said they are still working to determine the guidelines for grades, behavior and attendance requirements for students to be allowed in the room. He said the room is a great

way to reward students who are consistently achieving at a high level and hopefully inspire other students as well. “The hope is that this room will serve as an incentive for oth-

er students who might not be doing do well to work harder,” Eckstein said. Chemistry teacher Sally Wyatt said the BAG Lounge is a great way to motivate students. “Besides the initial cost to put the room together, this is something we can use to motivate students that won’t cost money,” Wyatt said. Along with using the room to reward students, Starnes said he plans to open up the space for use by outside groups like the alumni association and education foundation. Since the theme of the lounge is going to be Bellevue Tiger memorabilia, the school asking the community to donate items for the room. Monetary donations for renovating the room are also being accepted. For more information or to donate, contact Bellevue High School at 261-2980.


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FORT THOMAS A big key to Highland baseball’s surprising playoff run was the raucous student section that followed the Bluebirds. The “Birdgang” became the team’s 10th man, turning normally quiet high school baseball crowds into rowdy cheering sections rivaling those that routinely root for the Bluebirds football and basketball teams. “I’ve never seen a high school baseball game where the student section sits behind home plate and chants,” said junior Quentin Murray. “It’s unreal.” Highlands senior Patrick Towles is credited with starting the student section. It began on senior night, when Towles and other classmates turned out to support the three seniors on the baseball team. The star quarterback of the football team and varsity basketball player wanted to reciprocate the support his teams received early in the school year. “I figured more than half of the guys on the baseball team were out supporting us in the fall and I thought that this was the least we could do,” Towles said. Mitch Meyer is the only senior starter on the baseball team. His classmates wanted to show him that he and his teammates were not an afterthought among the student body. “It was good for Mitch to know that he had the senior class’s support,” Towles said. Meyer and his teammates loved every minute of it. The student section started showing up on Senior Night, when Highlands was 9-20-1on the season. The Bluebirds only lost one more game the rest of the season, before losing to NewCath in the Ninth Region championship game. Once the student section saw back-to-back home wins against Cooper and Beechwood, they decided they were in it for the long haul. “I’ve never seen anything like this for a baseball game,” said Meyer. “It’s awesome.” Towles and his classmates used Twitter to organize travel to away games and coordinate chants. They quickly gained the attention of opposing players and parents. “Opposing teams and parents didn’t really like us at all,” said Towles, “but our players loved us.” During the surprising postseason run, students started turning out for Bluebirds practices to lend support and help the team out in any way possible. “It’s definitely a huge boost to know that you have so much support,” said Murray. “It helps you get ready for games. It keeps us extra loose and breaks the tension in tight games.”

Schaefer commits to XU Gannett News Service Highlands senior-to-be forward Leah Schaefer has verbally committed to play basketball at Xavier University, according to Highlands girls’ basketball coach Jaime Richey. Schaefer, a three-year starter for Highlands, averaged 14.9 points, 8.55 rebounds and shot 81.6 percent from the free-throw line last season. She shot 47.2 percent from the field. Schaefer, who is 6 feet1, was an Enquirer all-area selection as a junior. She also had offers from Austin Peay and Massachusetts and was being recruited by other schools, Richey said. “Leah loved the facilities at Xavier and the strong academic institution helped her with her decision-making,” Richey said. “Ultimately playing in front of her family and friends at XU also helped and she felt very comfortable around (Xavier head coach Amy) Waugh, her assistants and players.” Richey said Schaefer is a versatile player that can handle the ball and make excellent passes like a point guard but also has the ability to post. Richey said Schaefer has been working this spring on getting stronger and improving her range on the perimeter. “I expect Leah to have a great year for us this year,” Richey said. “…She was one of 15 juniors that were selected to scrimmage the Kentucky Senior AllStar team and I think that experience will help her.”

NCC junior catcher Kevin Hoffstedder gets an out at first when NewCath beat St. Henry 8-1 in the Ninth Region quarterfinals May 30. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Thoroughbreds edge rivals for regional repeat

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FLORENCE — As they celebrated their second straight Ninth Region baseball championship, the Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds were in the mood for some destruction. During their postgame huddle, players stepped on and split apart their week-old runner-up trophy from the 36th District Tournament. The team that had the champions trophy from the district was also on the field with them May 31, but their roles were reversed as Highlands finished second to NewCath in the rematch to decide who went to the state tournament. NCC won 3-1 at Florence Freedom Field. “We didn’t want to look at it anymore,” said NCC junior Josh Cain. “Highlands beat us in the district and that brought a ball of fire burning down there (pointing to his chest) and got us ready to play. That was a huge motivating factor. They’re our rivals, and we really wanted to beat them.” The Thoroughbreds, 24-16, advanced to their second state tourney in a row and 20th overall. NCC was set to play Pleasure Ridge Park Tuesday, June 5, after Recorder print deadlines. NCC, who made the quarterfinals last year, would play again Thursday, June 7. In the process, NCC went back-to-back in the regional for the first time since 1976. “We have three or four kids who played a lot last year and that was their goal, to come here and win the region,” said NCC head coach Jeff Schulkens, who won his 301st career game. “They didn’t talk about winning the districts or the All ‘A’, they just talked about winning the region.” Cain was the most valuable player of the tourney after pitching the Thoroughbreds to two of its three wins in the tourney, including the quarterfinal win over St. Henry. He matched up with Highlands freshman Mitchell Jones. Highlands struck first against Cain when Jacob Heck doubled and

NCC sophomore Jake Pangallo celebrates at third base after an Andy Miller double in the Ninth Region quarterfinals May 30 at Florence Freedom Field. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

leadoff batter Hector Molina drove him in with a single. NCC came right back after Cain reached on an error. That set up a twoout single by Connor Bartels to score senior Andy Miller. The big blows came in NewCath’s fifth inning. After the first two batters were retired, Junior Dom Pangallo drew a walk. Then Woltermann, one of NCC’s five seniors, lashed a triple into right field. Cain drove him in on the next at-bat to make it 3-1. “I was ready to crank one,” Woltermann said. “I hadn’t done it yet. He kept on throwing and I kept on fouling. I choked up on the bat and I knew I had to get the ball in play. I knew it was a triple all the way.” Highlands loaded the bases in the seventh off Cain, who was tiring. Both he and Highlands coach Jeremy Baioni knew he was struggling with his curveball and started relying more on his fastball. Schulkens brought in Miller, who retired the last two batters to end the game. The last out was a nervous one, as Pangallo, the right fielder, sprinted

towards the foul line to make a diving catch and end the game. “I’m glad I could do something for my team, glad I could hustle and bring one back for them,” Pangallo said. “I knew someone had to make that last out. I saw it coming and I knew I had to hustle.” Pangallo had made two similar catches in NCC’s 5-3 semifinal win over Ryle the night before. “Gold Glove in right field, making two diving catches yesterday and one today to help us win; that was amazing,” Woltermann said. NCC goes in with a 24-16 record with one tie. “It’s awesome,” Schulkens said. “It’s a tough region. Going into it I thought everybody in the tourney had a shot to win it and to come out on top is great. We didn’t have the greatest record but we kept battling and stayed mentally tough.” Highlands finished 18-21, but came on strong late in the year with nine wins in its last 10 games, including that win over NewCath in the district final. “This is an extremely valuable experience for our young guys,” Baioni said. “We have so many guys who are going to be back. We have one senior (Mitch Meyer) who is an everyday starter at first base. I thought we would be extremely nervous the first regional game, but these guys just went out and played and had fun.” Seniors are Meyer, Chris Bausch and Grant Duesing. Jones, a freshman, finished 5-3 for the season. He had started on the mound against Conner in the quarterfinals and Baioni had no doubts about putting the young hurler on the hill in the final. “To put a freshman out there for the regional championship game, we’re lucky the first five balls weren’t 35 feet away,” Baioni said. “He’s done well for us all year and pitched in big situations. He’s tough to rattle, which is a good sign.” Follow James on Twitter @RecorderWeber.


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» NCC junior Josh Cain for winning two games in the Ninth Region baseball tournament and being the tournament MVP.

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The Newport Central Catholic freshman baseball team was 2012 regional champs. THANKS TO STEVE FROMEYER

Young NCC softball team learns to win By Adam Turer presspreps@gmail.com

NEWPORT — In just its sev-

enth year of existence, Newport Central Catholic’s fast-pitch softball team claimed its fourth district title. The team made its fifth trip to the regional tournament, defeating Notre Dame Academy before being knocked out by Conner High School. The young squad surprised itself by finishing the season with a 20-14 record. “Nobody expected 20 wins,” said head coach Denny Barnes. “We were very young and just got better and better each week.” The contributions from six freshmen, including starting pitcher Sarah Neace, keyed the Thoroughbreds’ success. Neace considered not playing softball this year, then became the team’s ace. “This is the best freshman class I’ve seen here in a long time,” said Barnes. “If this group stays together, they can be pretty good.” The Thoroughbreds persevered through a 5-5 start to the season. Three of the six freshmen played basketball in the winter and were late joining the softball team. It took the team

some time to jell and for the freshmen to get used to softball at the varsity level. “The first three weeks were pretty rough,” said Barnes. “It took them a while to get used to me, and for me to get used to them.” Three straight wins at the Bat Wars tournament in mid-April got the Thoroughbreds rolling. The team continued to steadily improve and played its best ball late in the season. “We started coming alive and hitting,” Barnes said. “When we started hitting, we started winning.” The team’s progress was benchmarked by its performances against Notre Dame. On April 2, the ‘Breds were shutout by the Pandas, 11-0. In the May 14 regular season rematch, NewCath played much better but still lost, 5-1. After shutting down Highlands and Newport to reclaim the 36th District championship, the Thoroughbreds earned another shot at the Pandas, this time in the first round of the Ninth Region tournament. “The first time we played them, it was one of our worst games,” said Barnes. “The second time, we made it a better

game. We thought we could play with them after that.” On May 28, the NewCath played one of its best games of the season, knocking off Notre Dame, 9-4, to advance to the second round of the regional tournament. There, the ‘Breds’ season ended at the hands of a familiar opponent. In four of NewCath’s five regional appearances, Conner High School has ended the Thoroughbreds’ season. It happened again this year, with Conner defeating NewCath, 10-1. This year’s team exceeded expectations and will be a force in the Ninth Region for years to come if they can grow together as a team. The relatively young program is starting to reap the rewards of its recently implemented development system. Now, the team’s youth is not a negative factor. “We’re starting to see our feeder program paying dividends,” said Barnes. “It helps us to field a younger team that already knows what they’re doing.” Many of the girls will play in the Campbell County summer league this year, further polishing their skills. The Thoroughbreds should enter the 2013 season with plenty of momentum.

» The Florence Freedom professional baseball team is 7-8 through June 3. Florence will return home June11for a six-game homestand. Chris Curley is hitting .313 with three home runs and 16 RBI. David Harris hits .353 and Junior Arrojo .319. Maxx Catapano is 1-0 in three starts with a 1.64 ERA, giving up just 12 hits in 22 innings.

Football

» After almost 30 years of the Northern Kentucky Football Coaches Association holding an annual East-West Senior AllStar Game, this year’s game at Dixie Heights High School was canceled due to lack of participation. NKFCA President Dave Wirth, the coach at Covington Catholic, said the West team didn’t have enough players to field a team.

Hall of Fame

» Nine former high school coaches, athletes, officials, administrators or contributors make up the 26th class to be inducted into the Dawahares/ KHSAA Hall of Fame. The class will first be recognized at the annual Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame golf outing scheduled for Tuesday, June 19, at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington. Two of the inductees have local ties: Roger Klein – One of the pioneers of Kentucky high school tennis, Klein’s contributions during more than three decades as a coach and contributor can-

not be understated. Klein built a power at Bellevue High School, where he served from1942-1974. His perseverance led to the establishment of the first state tennis tournament in 1945. Over the years his players included three state singles champions, five singles finalists, four doubles champions and six doubles finalists. Jamie Walz Richey – Perhaps the most decorated girls’ basketball player in state history, Walz Richey set records in her career at Highlands in the early 1990s that still have not been approached. In all, Walz Richey set 12 state records and was twice named the Kentucky Female Athlete of the Year. By the time her career ended in 1996, Walz Richey earned a spot in the Gatorade Circle of Champions, Parade Magazine National Player of the Year and Kentucky Miss Basketball. She remains the state’s all-time leading scorer with 4,948 points.

College baseball

» After playing seven scoreless innings, No. 25 Kent State got a three-run homer in the top of the eighth from Evan Campbell leading the Flashes to their 20th consecutive win, ending No. 11 University of Kentucky’s school-record season with a 3-2 loss in the NCAA Gary Regional Championship June 3. Kentucky (45-18) eliminated host Purdue in the first game of the day with a 6-3 win over the host, No. 14-ranked Boilermakers. With the win over Purdue to advance to face Kent State, UK won its school-record 45th game, eclipsing the school record of 44 wins in 2006 and 2008. UK junior Luke Maile, former Mr. Baseball at Covington Catholic, was second-team allconference in the Southeastern. He hit a game-tying single in the ninth inning of an eventual 21-inning loss to Kent State June 1.

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Anyone can be an Everyday Hero Local news sources can’t help it. They are often in the position lately of reporting disturbing news. Linda There are Smets-Ullrich caregivers in COMMUNITY our communiRECORDER GUEST ty who someCOLUMNIST times cause harm to the children they are responsible for keeping safe. Children are

injured. They are “tortured.” Sometimes they die. These aren’t far away wars. These are families in our own community. It’s hard not to look away. We are all tempted to turn the page, to turn our faces to something more pleasant. It’s too painful to think about. But what if you had the power to make a difference? What if you could be the difference for just one child? If you are of strong spirit, we have a challenge for you. One you can share with your neighbors,

your family and your church. You can open your home and your heart and help one child. You can make a safe place for one child whose family is hurting and in pain. You can help that child grow in a healthy family until their own family can welcome them back. Foster parents are “Everyday Heroes.” They are the brave souls that put the kids of our community first. They invest love, time and tears in making a difference for just one child. Could you spend

Fostering parenting is a love story My foster care story is a love story. But it’s not the kind of love story you expect. It begins with my divorce. In spite of my three beautiful children, I was feeling sorry for myself and began searching for something more. The answer to my prayers found me. A teenage girl from my neighborhood came to me for advice. Weeks later, she apMaria Bonds proached me, and told me I COMMUNITY was very helpRECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST ful to her. She said, “Miss Maria, you should become a foster mother.” The young lady went on to confess that she herself was a foster child. “What?” I said. “You can’t be; you don’t look like a foster child!” She responded, “That’s because I have a good foster mother.” My young neighbor refused to give up on me. She referred me to her foster mother, who in turn, told me about Lighthouse

FOR MORE INFO Lighthouse Youth Services launched the new Be the Somebody foster parent recruitment campaign in 2012 in response to Hamilton County’s shortage of foster parents. Nearly 40 percent of Hamilton County foster children are sent out of the county to be cared for in a foster home in an unfamiliar community. Lighthouse Youth Services has been providing foster care as part of its continuum of care for abused and neglected children for more than 30 years and is currently the leading provider of foster care in Hamilton County, serving more than 150 children in Lighthouse licensed foster homes. For more information about Lighthouse Foster Care, call 513-487-7135 or visit online at www.BeTheSomebody.org.

Youth Services. The staff at Lighthouse is amazing! They are genuinely friendly, take time to get to know you, welcome you with open arms, and value each and every person involved with foster care. I cannot say enough

wonderful things about them. They taught and prepared me for what I may face as a foster parent, and are still there to support me every step of the way. I have been a foster parent for six years now. I have had 11 foster children in those years. Some more challenging than others, some staying longer than others, but, no matter what, each of them experienced love. It is sad to think that not every child out there gets a hug before crawling into bed. I wish everyone had the opportunity to see the transformation of a child, with just a little compassion, patience and love. I have seen children completely changed in a matter of days. All they needed was for someone to teach them what love is. It is then that they learn to love themselves. And it really does work, if you take the time. Love changes people for the better, and I see it in my home every time a kid comes in. After all, the heart of Lighthouse is love. Maria Bonds is a Lighthouse foster parent. She lives in Finneytown.

Share thoughts about tax code We’ve held off modernizing Kentucky’s tax code for several years now, not wanting to jeopardize the beginning stages of our recovery from the global economic recession. With the recovery taking firm hold, however, the time has arrived to move our tax system into the 21st century. Led by Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, the Steve 23 members of Beshear the Governor’s Blue Ribbon COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST Commission on COLUMNIST Tax Reform have been meeting for several months to familiarize themselves with the strengths and weaknesses of our tax system, to look at other states and to examine the dozen studies and evaluations of Kentucky taxes that have been performed since 1982. Now it’s your turn to weigh in. Beginning this week, the commission will be holding

meetings around the state to hear what Kentuckians think about our tax code – where it needs to be changed, where it must be improved. Meetings will be in Paducah, Bowling Green, Louisville, Highland Heights (on Northern Kentucky University’s campus) on July 24, Prestonsburg and Lexington. For locations and times, look on the website ltgovernor.ky.gov/taxreform under “public meeting schedule.” If you can’t make it to a meeting, you can still voice your opinion by clicking on “public comments.” Whether you’re a teacher, a small-business owner, a college student, a steelworker or a parttime short-order cook, we want to hear from you. We need to hear from you. I could easily have put the task of modernizing Kentucky’s tax code solely in the hands of economic experts. But this isn’t an academic, esoteric exercise set up to posit theoretical arguments about ideal tax structures. It’s an exercise that recognizes that the power of taxation is a living, breathing, mecha-

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nism with tangible impact on people’s lives – both those who are taxed, and those who use services funded by those taxes. If you earn an income or own property, this will have an impact on you. By listening to our citizens, we hope to understand not only their perceptions of how our tax revenue is raised but also whether they think those taxes are adequate to meet the needs of a state facing dynamic shifts in education, workforce training, early childhood development, aging and health care. Kentucky’s tax system served us well during the recession. But to prepare ourselves to compete in the future, we must – in a thoughtful and nonpartisan way – realign our system with the principles of fairness and a 21st century economy. The best tax structure strikes a balance between tax burden and return. By attending one of these meetings or weighing in on-line, you can help us find that balance. Steve Beshear is governor of Kentucky.

some time helping with homework? Or drying a child’s tears if they wake with a nightmare? Can you laugh together with a child over their silly jokes? Can you help them learn that discipline can be loving and gentle? Maybe you can be a hero. Maybe you have the strength to be a foster parent. We’d love to help you along your journey. We’ll work to support you every step of the way. We are the Everyday Hero Collaborative. We are foster

care agencies in your community. We’ve been waiting for you! Call 211 when you’re ready to learn more about becoming a foster parent. There is a child who needs you. The time is right for you to be a hero. Linda Smets-Ullrich, LISW-S, is the director of Hamilton County Services at St. Aloysius Orphange, 4721 Reading Road. You can reach her at 513-242-7613, ext. 331.

Time to finish regionalizing 911 dispatch In 2010, the Northern Kentucky Area Development District, Vision 2015 and the Northern Kentucky Chamber produced the report “Connecting Communities,” a document outlining a study that recommended government services across our multi-county area that were most ripe for merger or consolidation. The reasons? Our organizations believed that great opportunity exists in our area to achieve cost savings, efficiency and more effective service delivery through Steve effective Stevens merger in a COMMUNITY variety of RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST government services. Over the past several decades, the report highlighted that Northern Kentucky has built a track record of success of doing so in many areas. Emergency dispatch (911) across Northern Kentucky’s three northernmost counties is conducted by multiple entities. It is believed that without compromising safety, better communication and response time could be achieved at a lower cost to taxpayers through merger. Our three judge-executives of Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties dived into this project almost immediately and momentum picked up quickly after studies conducted to determine cost/ benefits of merging and operational changes pointed clearly to achievable options. A region-wide system is most desirable, but before moving forward toward that goal, a smaller step is needed. Merging the three centers currently operating in Covington, Erlanger and Kenton County appears to be the best first step to achieving success toward the goal. Kenton County is the only county in Kentucky that operates three dispatch centers. All three entities have experienced challenges dealing with declining revenue generated through charges on declining numbers of land-based tele-

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phone lines and this leads to large subsidies from governmental budgets. In the case of Covington, the cost of running the 911 dispatch is approximately $2 million and is offset by only $800,000 in revenue, meaning that the city must find another $1.2 million in its budget to pay for it. Kenton County must subsidize its system by $650,000. In early April, the city of Covington announced it would discontinue police and fire dispatch services. Kenton County was viewed as the likely entity to centralize the service and responded through an action of the Fiscal Court to agree to take over the service. We applaud the actions of Covington and Kenton County to take this progressive step. We want to encourage however, that the effort not end there. We look forward to being able to also applaud the city of Erlanger as they become part of the joint system. By creating a single entity for Kenton County, $750,000 in collective savings could be achieved on day one. Steve Stevens is president and CEO of Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

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BERTSCH PICKS UP GUITAR, DEBUTS A CD By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

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igh school teacher Gary Bertsch, of Alexandria, figures he gets a fair share of blame from his students about homework and sometimes life in general, so when it came time title his band’s first album he’s blaming himself. Bertsch and his bandmate Dan Walsh of Fort Thomas will release “Blame Bertsch” a 13song album with a CD release party at Mokka in Newport Friday, July 13. Bertsch, an English teacher at Amelia High School, and Walsh, a musician and teacher of music at schools including St. Catherine of Siena School in Fort Thomas, have been playing music together locally, mostly in cover bands, for more than a decade. “Blame Bertsch” represents the first time they’ve recorded their own original songs, Bertsch said. “We’ve been in cover bands and we’ve been in original bands, and it has always been a rock n’ roll vibe,” Bertsch said. The duo describe their style of music as acoustic and percussive with influences ranging from Americana, rock, folk and alt-country. Bertsch said one of his biggest influences is “The Black Crowes.” Bertsch said he didn’t get serious about creating music until he decided to learn guitar after years of playing drums and performing lead vocals. “I picked up a guitar a couple of years ago and learned some

chords,” he said. More recently, Bertsch said he decided to start writing his own songs. Walsh said when Bertsch started writing the songs kept coming “one right after another” until they had about 16 songs worth recording. “I just added the guitar lines to them as needed,” Walsh said. The subject matter for the songs has to do with making a difference and relates back to teaching since they both deal with students all day, Bertsch said. Most of the songs on the album deal with choices people make, the consequences of those choices and being content with the situation people create for themselves, he said. Bertsch said his brother often jokes with him about how students blame many of their problems on him, and that’s how the title “Blame Bertsch” originated. Bertsch said some of his students have heard his music, and thinks he’s talking about himself when he says “I” in a song, but sometimes he is writing about being a teenager since he’s around them so much. The music on the album has a good mixture of pace and tempo, he said. “There are some slower ballads, and we’ve got some faster foot-stomping songs when I get kicking on the kick drum,” Bertsch said. For information or to hear some of the music of “Bertsch and Walsh” visit the website www.blamebertsch.com.

Gary Bertsch, left, of Alexandria, and Dan Walsh, right, of Fort Thomas, bring their instruments to Bertsch's mother's house in Cold Spring for a rehearsal. The duo will release their first full-length album "Blame Bertsch" with a CD release party at Mokka in Newport Friday, July 13. The band's name is Bertsch & Walsh. Both are teachers. Bertsch is an English teacher at Amelia High School, and Walsh teaches music at Northern Kentucky schools part-time including at St. Catherine of Siena School in Fort Thomas. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Gary Bertsch, left, of Alexandria, and Dan Walsh, right, of Fort Thomas, of the band "Bertsch and Walsh" in a publicity photo provided by the band. THANKS TO GARY BERTSCH

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER

Fort Thomas friends plan to eat, shop till they drop By Amanda Joering Alley

ajoering@nky.com

Friends Sue Hoffmann and Lois Basham, who have a tradition of a once-a-month shopping and lunch outing, pose for a picture. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER

FORT THOMAS — Every month, friends Lois Basham and Sue Hoffmann look forward to their traditional day of lunch and shopping. The women, both 76 and residents of Fort Thomas, have been participating in their monthly outing to various restaurants and stores for a few years, but their friendship began long before then, when their children were in kindergarten at Moyer Elementary School and they helped lead one of the school’s girl scout troops.

Sue said the two always got along and had a lot in common. “Lois is easy going, and I try to be,” said Sue, a retired dressmaker originally from Bellevue. Lois said through the years, the two got busy raising their families, but always kept in touch. It wasn’t until a few years ago, when Sue ran into Lois at St. Luke Hospital, where she was working the information booth after retiring from her 27-year career with the Fort Thomas Schools, that the two began their monthly tradition. “We reunited our our close friendship after my retirement

and now, we love to go shopping and have lunch together,” Lois said. “That old expression ‘shop till you drop’ is our motto.” While they go to a different restaurant each month, the women have their favorite local spots to shop that they frequent often. During their outings, the two talk about current happening in their families and reminisce about the good times they had with their girl scout troop. Both said they have no intention of stopping their tradition anytime soon. “Regardless of aches and pains, we’ll keep going and really shop till we drop,” Lois said.


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, JUNE 8 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. 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.

Exercise Classes Summer Yoga Classes, 3:304:30 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, $32 per person per four-week session. Registration required. 859-491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.

Festivals Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home Summer Festival, 6-11 p.m., Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, 75 Orphanage Road, 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. 859-331-2040, ext. 8555; www.dcchome.org. Fort Mitchell. June Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Joseph Church - Camp Springs, 6833 Four Mile Road, Includes entertainment, booths, games, raffle, duck races, children’s activities and food. Through June 9. 859-635-2491. Camp Springs.

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

Music - Concerts Mike Wade Quartet, 8 p.m., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $14. 859-261-7469;

and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-5725033. Fort Thomas.

www.thompsonhousenewport.com. Newport.

Music - Rock Ruckus, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-491-3500; www.jerzeespub.com. 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.

On Stage - Comedy Sean Kent, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $15-$17. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

On Stage - Theater Plaza Suite, 8 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, $30. 859-572-5464; theatre.nku.edu/ boxoffice. Highland Heights.

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. Through June 9. 513-479-6783; www.falcontheater.net. Newport. 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.

Recreation Newport Italianfest Golf Outing, 8 a.m., Hickory Sticks Golf Club, 3812 Painter Road, Price includes golf and cart, gift, festival play money, sandwich, beer and soft drinks. Various prizes. $75. Registration required. Presented by Newport Foundation Inc.. 859-292-3661. Camp Springs.

Saturday, June 9 Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 859-635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs.

Festivals June Festival, 4:30 p.m.-midnight, St. Joseph Church - Camp Springs, 859-635-2491. Camp Springs.

Literary - Libraries Moon and Sun Watchers: Big Telescopes and Free Tickets, 9 a.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, With Northern Kentucky University’s Astronomy and Planetarium faculty and staff. Learn about Summer Solstice; safely observe the sun, sunspots and flares through telescopes; and receive free tickets to afternoon showings at Haile Digital Planetarium. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166; www.cc-pl.org. Cold Spring.

Literary - Signings Dandi Daley Mackall, 1-2:30 p.m., Blue Marble Books, 1356 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Great Green Room. Author signs “The Silence of Murder,” winner of best mystery of 2011 for young adults. Mystery Writers of America present Edgar Allan

Thursday, June 14 Exercise Classes

The Behringer-Crawford Museum will present Beer 'n Brass 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Devou Park. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 3-12. For more information, visit www.bcmuseum.org. Pictured is Gary Johnston conducting the Brass Fellowship, who will be performing. THANKS TO GARY JOHNSYON

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to www.cincinnati.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to life@communitypress.com along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to www.cincinnati.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Poe awards honoring best in mystery fiction, nonfiction and television. Ages 9-12. Free. 859-781-0602. Fort Thomas.

Music - Concerts Patient Zero, 10 p.m. With Farehaven and OMEB Dance Party in Heaven’s Parlour. Doors open 7 p.m., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $10. 859-261-7469. Newport.

Music - R&B Basic Truth, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., The Reef, 1301 Fourth Ave., Free. 859-261-8801. Dayton.

Music - Rock LoHeat, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Southern Lanes Sports Center, 7634 Alexandria Pike, Free. Presented by Southern Lanes. 859-635-2121. Alexandria.

On Stage - Comedy Sean Kent, 7:30-10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15-$17. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

On Stage - Theater You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, 8 p.m.-10 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, $18, $15 students and seniors. 513-479-6783; www.falcontheater.net. Newport. Plaza Suite, 8 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, $30. 859-572-5464; theatre.nku.edu/ boxoffice. Highland Heights.

Recreation 1200 Club Scottish Rite Car Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Furniture Fair, 3710 Alexandria Pike, First 100 cars receive dash plaques. Top 40 trophy, top motorcycle, best truck. Rain date: June 10. Many silent auction items. Benefits Shriners Children’s Hospital and Scottish Rite Child Care Program. $20 registration. Presented by Covington Kentucky Scottish Rite. 859-8021065. Cold Spring. 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.

Runs/Walks

Newport Italianfest will be 5-11 p.m. Friday through Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday, June 8-10, on the Newport Riverfront. Pictured is Steve Stevens of Tony's Italian Sausage in Dayton, Ohio. FILE PHOTO

Better Bodies for Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk/Stroll, 7:30 a.m. Check-in begins 6 a.m., Drawbridge Inn Hotel, 2477 Royal Drive, In partnership with campuses of Better Bodies Fitness and Silver Lake Fitness Centers. Benefits I Have Wings Breast Cancer Foundation. $10-$30. Registration required. Presented by I Have Wings Breast Cancer Foundation. 859-743-3044; www.ihavewings.org. Fort Mitchell.

Training, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sunrock Farm, 103 Gibson Lane, Hands-on training with live animals. Class limited to 25 people. Ages 18 and up. $10. Reservations required. Presented by Tri State County Animal Response Team. 513-702-8373; www.tristatecart.com. Wilder.

Literary - Book Clubs

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

Bookaholics Meeting, 7-9 p.m., Blue Marble Books, 1356 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Teachers, librarians, writers and Blue Marble staff gather once a month to share and discuss books they’ve read. Family friendly. Free. 859-781-0602. Fort Thomas.

On Stage - Comedy

Music - Bluegrass

Sean Kent, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15-$17. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers, 6:30-10 p.m., Claryville Knights of Columbus, 11186 S. Licking Pike, Bring covered dish. Eat at 6:30 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m. $5. Presented by Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Music Association. 859-635-9450; www.nkbma.com. Alexandria.

SUNDAY, JUNE 10 Drink Tastings

On Stage - Theater Plaza Suite, 6:30 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, $30. 859572-5464; theatre.nku.edu/ boxoffice. Highland Heights.

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.

Shopping Folksiders Market, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Rabbit Hash General Store, 10021 Lower River Road, Booths scattered throughout town featuring homemade and handcrafted items of pottery, jewelry, fine art, paper items and delectable fare along with music and antiques. Free. Presented by Folksiders. 859-5869049; www.folksiders.com. Rabbit Hash.

MONDAY, JUNE 11 Health / Wellness

On Stage - Theater Plaza Suite, 8 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, $30. 859-572-5464; theatre.nku.edu/ boxoffice. Highland Heights.

Wednesday, June 13 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.

Education Couponing 101, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Nathan Engels of TLC’s Extreme Couponing holds class on coupon basics, shopping tricks and advanced techniques. Ages 18

Yoga, 6 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Basic/ beginner yoga practice offers holistic approach to maintaining healthy weight with increased flexibility, more stamina and lean muscle. Bring mat. All levels. Family friendly. $25 per month. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-334-2117. Union.

Health / Wellness CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Elizabeth Edgewood, 1 Medical Village Drive, Stroke and cardiovascular screenings. $75 for all three main screenings. Presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare. 859301-9355. 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 - Cabaret Don Fangman, 6:30-9 p.m., Knotty Pine On The Bayou, 6302 Licking Pike, Don Fangman sings Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Michael Buble and Andrea Bocelli. Free. 859-781-2200. Cold Spring.

Music - Concerts Live at the Levee, 6:30-9:30 p.m. The Ark Band., 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. Carnegie in Concert, 7:30 p.m. Viva la Divas! Starring Nancy James, Patricia Linhart and Kathy Wade., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Chamber music series. $94 six concerts, $51 three concerts of choice, $19; $16 Carnegie, WVXU Perks, Enjoy the Arts Members and students. 859-957-1940; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington.

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

Look Good, Feel Better, 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Edgewood, 1 Medical Village Drive, Beauty techniques taught to women undergoing cancer treatments. Free. Registration required. Presented by American Cancer Society Northern Kentucky. 800-227-2345; www.cancer.org. Edgewood.

Music - Rock Crossfade, 7:25 p.m. With Weaving the Fate, Dazzy Vanse, Livid, Tower Or Silence. Doors open 7 p.m., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $12. 859-261-7469. Newport.

Tuesday, June 12 Benefits Charity Golf Outing, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Boone Links Golf Course, 19 Clubhouse Dr., Continental breakfast, lunch and awards dinner, contests, green fess, cart and drinks. With Lewis Johnson, NBC Sports. Benefits BAWAC, Inc. Community Rehabilitation Center. $95; $90 advance. Registration required. Presented by BAWAC, Inc.. 859-371-4410; www.bawac.org. Florence.

Clubs & Organizations Tri State County Animal Response Team Volunteer

Falcon Theater will present the final performances of "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 8-9. THANKS TO MIKKI REYNOLDS-SCHAFFN


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Dress greens with hot dressing It’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago the baby chicks were too cute, fuzzy little balls of fluff hopping around the yard. Well, now they’re in what I call the “teenage” stage. They’re pecking at the herbs in my herb garden and Rita enjoyed a Heikenfeld salad dinRITA’S KITCHEN ner by decimating the leaf lettuce planted in a colander. Yesterday, they dug through the snapdragons in my antique copper wash kettle and made a fine mid-day snack of them. So I told my husband, Frank, it’s time to put them in the “chicken condo” with the rest of the birds. That is, if we can catch them.

Update on Eileen Baker’s butter pecan cake So many of you asked to clarify the ingredients and method, so here is the recipe again, with detailed instructions. 1 box butter pecan cake mix (18.25 oz. size)

3 eggs, large 1 stick butter, melted 1 cup water 2 14 oz. cans sweetened condensed milk* ½ of an 8 oz. bag Heath candy bits, regular or chocolate

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat cake mix, eggs, butter and water well. Pour into sprayed 9-inch by 13-inch pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until cake is done. Poke holes all over and while cake is still warm, pour one can milk over cake. Pour Heath candy over that. Pour other can of milk over candy. Let sit 20 minutes. Store in refrigerator. *Note: Some readers thought the cake was soggy after it was completely made with the toppings. Know that it should be very moist. Make sure the cake is done (ovens vary) and if you like, start out with one to one-and-a-half cans milk and go from there, adding the full two cans if you want. Eileen recommends at least one-and-ahalf cans. Regardless, you’ll be using half the milk the first time you pour it on the cake and the other half is poured on

Rita was growing leaf lettuce in a colander until her chicks ate it. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

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the restaurant’s recipe is proprietary. Jeckel’s baked brie in tomato aspic. For Carole S., who enjoyed this and a margarita with a friend “after a rough work day.” The restaurant is closed and Susan wonders if the owners opened others. Honeymoon pie. For Pam. “My mother used to make it for my brother and unfortunately she passed away without any of us getting the recipe. As I remember, it had a graham cracker crust and three layers of creamy filling – I think they were pink, green, and yellow. It was lighter than a pudding – more like the old “whip and chill” boxed dessert. I would love to be able to make it for him again.” Silverglade’s chicken

BUSINESS UPDATE Dively joins Community Services

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ages June 20. Appointment required. Call 859-525-1128.

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salad. For Judy S. “So good. My daughter and her husband come from Columbus and crave Silverglade’s chicken salad. The down side is getting to Findlay Market to get it and it is not inexpensive.” I have a call in to Silverglade’s now to see if they’ll share, though in the past they could not. Anyone have a clone for it? 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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Use credit card for major purchases Many people don’t give it a second thought when they charge something to their credit card, but the protection it gives you can be invaluable if something goes wrong with your purchase. That’s what Ottis Wilson of Lebanon learned after he bought new windows for his house back in February. Wilson said he noticed things weren’t going well from the beginning. “They started at the back of the house and they came around to the front and when they got to one where I could see them, I could see they weren’t putting in any insulation,” Wilson said. He contacted the company that sold him the windows, Air-Tite in West

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something done, because if I make a payment I know they’re going to say, ‘OK, you’re accepting it.’” Fortunately, Wilson’s credit card agreement said he may not have to pay the remaining amount due. That’s because AirTite Windows arranged the financing, the charge was put on the bank’s Visa card and there’s still an amount owed – in this case that’s everything – $4,200. Wilson has all these rights because he disputed the charge with the bank within 60 days of charging the windows. That 60-day time limit is crucial to remember whenever you charge anything to a credit card and it can come in quite handy if there’s a problem. For instance, some consumers recently paid for a tanning salon package and after the salon went out of business they were able to get their money back – not from the salon but from their credit card company. Bottom line, when buying major items I always recommend you pay with a credit card because if something goes wrong you have up to 60 days to dispute the charge. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Legacy announces awards finalists Community Recorder Legacy has named the finalists for the 2012 Next Generation Leader Awards. Executives and young professionals within each of the10 categories judged each applicant based on his or her professional achievement, demonstrated leadership, community service and overall impact on Northern Kentucky. One winner from each of the 10 categories will be announced at the awards dinner 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Madison Event Center in Covington. The following individuals were named finalists: Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Tracey Lynn Conrad Young Philanthropist Society of Cincinnati Mary Dimitrijeska Newport on the Levee Kelly Ann Nelson Young Professionals’ Choral Collective (YPCC)/Cincinnati Boychoir Business & Financial Services Steve Horn - Christopher Financial Group

Nick Reilly - Horan Capital Advisors Brian Todd - Clark, Schaefer, Hackett Communication, Marketing & Sales Tess Burns - Gateway Community and Technical College Gina Holt - Kenton County Public Library Jamie Holtzapfel - Sanitation District No. 1 Community & Social Services Sarah Thompson Allan - Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington Clare Zlatic Blankemeyer - The Mayerson Foundation Telly McGaha - Redwood Design & Construction Julie Cromwell - THP Limited Inc. Albert Fedders - ML Barnard Inc. Jamie Gerdsen - Apollo Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing Education Katie Herschede Northern Kentucky University Jessica Rouse - Erlanger-Elsmere Independent School District

Stephanie Tewes - Covington Latin School Government & Public Affairs Christopher Lawson City of Hamilton Michael Yeager - City of Covington John Yung - City of Bellevue Legal Services Lewis Diaz - Peck, Shaffer & Williams, LLP David Spaulding - Turner Construction Company Vance VanDrake, III Ulmer & Berne Manufacturing, Technology & Sciences Joshua Johnson - Mindbox Studios Brian Ruschman - CForward Inc. Blake Shipley – CoupSmart Medical & Health Care Services Susan Bohl - St. Elizabeth Healthcare Laura Hamblin - St. Elizabeth Healthcare Tony Hyott - St. Elizabeth Healthcare To sponsor this event or to register for it, visit www.legacyleadership.org or contact Shayna Crowley at 859-322-9983.

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The Yearlings present their sixth annual Stallions Golf Outing on Saturday, June 30, at A.J. Jolly Golf Course in Alexandria. Shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m. The golf course is 18 miles south of the river on U.S. 27. Call 635-2106 for more directions. The cost is $80 per golfer or $320 for a foursome. Register and prepay before June 13 to be entered for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card. Golfers will enjoy lunch at registration, an 18-hole scramble format, beer,

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Don’t eat the cake batter

If you’re a regular reader of this column, you’re aware that I am on a journey to make improvements in all areas of my life over the next few weeks; before my “D-day,” so to speak. Turning 40 doesn’t necessarily cause anxiety for me, just a desire to prove that my body and mind are worthy of the wisdom, physical and spiritual strength that I associate with growing older.

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ing. Hoping to have a fairly healthy day of eating, I had a few unexpected moments where I lost control (spoonfuls of cake batter while making cake for my husband). Wanting to remain accountable, I journaled the cake batter (all 300 calories.) To which I received several responses, one which gave me pause. "You might be doing some emotional eating," a member of Equipped replied. My initial reaction was, "I'm the teacher, and I would know if it was emotional eating, I just wanted cake batter." After a little soul searching, I realized she was right on the money. Although my day was not a disaster by any stretch of the imagination, it was

slower and less hectic than most. Yet, a few issues had crept up over the course of the morning and looking back I realized I let them simmer a little too long and they erupted in cake batter. Nothing major, just three growing and able children leaving groceries in the car because, "mom can get them." Just three creative, young minds "bored out of their minds" before summer even gets underway (it's still May for goodness sake.) Just three beautiful children pitching toddler fits because I ask them to put their clothes away and unload the dishwasher. The cake batter has entered the mouth. The epiphany came in what I didn’t do. What I didn’t do was the first

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PUBLIC NOTICE The Campbell County Fiscal Court at a regular meeting of the Court to be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 5:30 P.M. at the Campbell County Administration Building, 1098 Monmouth St., Newport, KY, will call for the second reading and consideration of passage of the following ordinance. The first reading of the ordinance with title read and summary given, took place at the Campbell County Fiscal Court meeting, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT ORDINANCE NO. 0-06-12 AN ORDIANCE OFTHE CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT RELATING TO THE ANNUAL BUDGET AND APPRIPRIATIONS OF CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY FORTHE FISCALYEAR 2012-2013 (FY 13) WHEREAS, the proposed budget of the Campbell County Fiscal Court was tentatively approved by the Fiscal Court on the 16th day of May 2012. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE FISCAL COURT OF CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY: SECTION ONE The following budget is adopted for the fiscal year 2012-2013 (FYI3) and the amounts stated are appropriated for the purposes indicated: 01-General Fund

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General Government Protection to Persons & Property General Health & Sanitation Social Services Recreation & Culture Debt Services Capital Projects Administration

$3,622,250 $3,173,220 $467,160 $687,560 $549,220 $972,880 $481,500 $3,799,210

Total General Fund

$13,753,000 02-Road Fund $2,058,120 $164,530 $624,000 $510,850

Roads Debt Services Capital Projects Administration Total Road Fund

$3,357,500 03-Jail Fund

Protection to Persons and Property Debt Services Capital Projects Administration

$5,746,260 $925,100 $1,505,000 $1,835,300

Total Jail Fund

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$10,011,660 04-L.G.E.A. Fund $11,000

Roads Total L.G.E.A. Fund

$11,000 75-Jail Commissary Fund

Protection to Persons and Property Administration

$126,800 $21,870

Total Commissary Fund

$148,670 76-Developers Road Escrow Fund $115,000

Roads

$115,000

Total Developers Road Escrow Fund 86-Senior Citizens Tax Fund

$4,000 $618,350 $72,920

General Government Social Services Administration

$695,270

Total Senior Citizens Tax Fund 87-Mental Health Tax Fund

$6,000 829,000 35,200

General Government General Health and Sanitation Administration

$870,200

Total Mental Health Tax Fund 88-Payroll Tax Fund General Government Bus Services Administration

$73,000 $4,581,100 $212,000

Total Payroll Tax Fund

$4,866,100

Grand Total All Funds

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This Ordinance shall be published in the Campbell County Recorder by title and summary within (30) days following adoption. SECTION THREE This Ordinance becomes effective upon passage and publication. Approved by the Campbell County Fiscal Court this 16th day of May 2012 By:____________________________ Campbell County Judge/Executive NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY All interested persons and organizations in Campbell County are hereby notified that a copy of the County’s adopted budget in full is available for public inspection at the Office of the County Judge/Executive during normal business hours.

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POLICE REPORTS

LEGAL NOTICE CITY OF FORT THOMAS A Public Hearing will be conducted on the proposed General Fund Budget for the Fiscal Year 2012/ 2013 by the Board of Council of the City of Fort Thomas, beginning at 6:45 p.m. on Monday, June 18, 2012. This hearing will be held in the Fort Thomas Council Chambers on the second floor of the City Building at 130 N. Fort Thomas Avenue. Citizens are invited to present any written comments prior to the hearing and make oral comments at the hearing regarding the proposed use of these funds. The City of Fort Thomas will make every reasonable accommoda tion 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) 441-1055 so that suitable arrangements can be considered prior to the delivery of the service or the date of the meeting. SIGNED: Donald W. Martin City Administrative Officer Publish: Fort Thomas Recorder 1001708780

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Arrests/citations Jaime Griffin, 37, 214 Foote Ave., warrant at 179 Fairfield Ave., May 23. Donna Wooding, 47, 400 Grandview Ave., DUI at 448 Foote Ave., May 23. James Wise, 47, 111 Washington St., DUI at Lafayette, May 24. Sarah Danielle Riddell, 21, 2435 Alexandria Pike, second-degree disorderly conduct, possession of a controlled substance at 357 Foote Ave., May 27.

COLD SPRING Arrests/citations Tykhan Shijehan Branson, 33, 17554 Freeland St., second-

degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, receiving stolen property at 5400 Alexandria Pike, May 10. Dustin M. Glahn, 21, 305 Carlisle Ave. Box 51, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 395 Crossroads Blvd., May 2. Karen S. Sparks, 41, 305 Carlisle Ave. Box 51, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting falsely reporting an incident at 395 Crossroads Blvd., May 2. Leah M. Hornsby, 24, 1298 Poplar Ridge Road, warrant at U.S. 27 and AA Highway, May 3. Brian H. Kimberly, 37, 843 Bradbury Road, failure to wear seat belts, warrant at Crossroads Boulevard, May 9. Sean M. Jarman, 27, 165 Mount

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

Holly, failure to wear seat belts, warrant at Crossroads Boulevard, May 9. Barbara L. Towner, 40, 9753 Condor Road, failure to wear seat belts, warrant at Crossroads Boulevard, May 9. Nicole M. Cooper, 32, 843 Bradbury Road, failure to wear seat belts, warrant at Crossroads Boulevard, May 9. Adam Kahlil Sanford, 23, 18216 Middlebelt Road 101, seconddegree criminal possession of a forged instrument, receiving stolen property at 5400 Alexandria Pike, May 10. John Thomas Cotton, 22, 30512 Sandhurst Drive Apt. 101, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, receiving stolen property at 5400 Alexandria Pike, May 10. Precious Paris Smith, 21, 18401 Norwood St., second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, receiving stolen property at 5400 Alexandria Pike, May 10. Michelle L. Finn, 44, 4491 Eastwood Drive Apt. 16115, receiving stolen property, warrant,

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Incidents/investigations Leaving scene of accident failure to render aid or assistance Report of silver BMW left scene of accident at U.S. 27 and Matinee Boulevard at Alexandria Pike, May 15. Recovery of stolen property Report of vehicle parked in front of residence for six weeks was reported stolen from Highland Heights at 17 Sturbridge Drive, May 16. Second-degree criminal mischief Report of parked vehicle damaged at 3710 Alexandria Pike, May 19. Theft by unlawful taking Report of jewelry taken from residence at 295 Salmon Pass, May 3. Report of camera and other items taken from unlocked vehicles in driveway at 22 Cedar Point, May 19. Report of face plate for radio taken from vehicle at 425 Springmill Drive, May 30. Report of digital camera taken from vehicle left unlocked at 5 Founders Court, May 30. Report of golf clubs and fishing equipment taken from vehicle at 703 Valleyside Drive, May 30. Theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting Report of clothes taken without paying at 395 Crossroads Blvd., May 7. Report of clothes taken without paying at 5400 Alexandria Pike, May 7. Third-degree burglary Report of jewelry, tools and other items taken from residence at 756 Pooles Creek Road, May 29.

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Incidents/investigations Theft by unlawful taking At 100 Alexandria Pike, May 25. At 28 Alexandria Pike, May 26. Theft of a controlled substance At 40 Hollywood's Drive No. 4, May 23. Third-degree criminal mischief At Mayfield Ave., May 25.

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LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Campbell County & Municipal Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing at the AlexCourthouse, andria 8352 E. Main Street, KY on Alexandria, Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 7:00 PM, for the purpose of reviewing and hearing testimony on the following:C A S E NUMBER : BA-03-12 APPLICANT: Theresa R. Lucas L O C A TION: 4906 Mary Ingles Highway, Unincorporated Campbell County, Kentucky. REQUEST: A conditional use to allow for the construction of an approximate 15,900 SQ. FT. free standing building for church. Persons interested in this case are invited to be present. Information concerning this case is available for public inspection at the Campbell County & Municipal Planning & Zoning Office, 1098 Monmouth Street, Suite Newport, Ky. 343, Monday-Friday during normal business hours. Peter Klear /s/ Date: May 30, 2012 Peter Klear, AICP Published: June 7, 2012 Director of Planning & Zoning Campbell County Recorder 1708377

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Legal Notice The Newport Board of Adjustments will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. in the Newport Municipal Complex, 998 Street, Monmouth Kentucky. Newport, The hearing will be held for interested parties to hear and present evidence relative to the following agenda items: BP12-09 415 Park Avenue, Newport, KY 41071 The applicant is requesting a conditional use to operate a food pantry Requested by: Saint Johns United Church BP-12-10 of Christ 901 York Street, Newport, KY 41071 The applicant is requesting a conditional use to allow mentoring services Requested by: John Kevin Kennedy Inquiries regarding this public hearing should be addressed to: J. Gregory Tulley AICP Planning and Development Director City of Newport 998 Monmouth Street Newport, Kentucky 41071 859-292-3637 7149 LEGAL NOTICE david glass 19 jillian dry ridge, ky 41035 room# 0022 unknown goods. jerri jenkins 25 euclid st ludlow, ky 41016 room# 0116 unknown goods. joseph swain columbia st 1146 ky 41071 newport, room# 0131 unknown goods. ashley m king 510 vivian st florence, ky 41042 room# 0144 unknown goods. joel voss meyer 500 quincy ft mitchell, ky 41017 room# 0178 unknown goods. brian collins 3444 cintonya dr erky 41018 langer, room# 0203 unknown The above goods. are hereby notified that their goods stored at U-Haul, located at 4425 dixie highway elsmere, ky 41018, will be sold at public auction on June 29th, 2012 at or after 9am. 1001708663 NOTICE Fort Thomas Planning Commission Public Hearings The Planning Commission of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 in the Council Chambers of the City Building at 130 N. Ft. Thomas Avenue, Ft. Thomas, KY for the following agenda items: 7:00 PUBLIC HEARING: A hearing to discuss a Zoning Map Amendment for property located at 28 Midway Court, Thomas Windburn, Applicant and Owner. 7:30 PUBLIC HEARING: A hearing to discuss a revised Subdivision Plat for Ft. Thomas Overlook, Overlook-Reese, LLC - Owner, Viox & Viox, Inc. - Applicant. A copy of the proposed plans may be examined by interested parties at the General Services Department during normal business hours. 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) 572-1210 so that suitable arrangements can be considered prior to the delivery of the service or the date of the meeting. General Services Department (Publication Date: 06/7/2012) 8559

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Richard Pope, 51, 2529 Homestead Place No. 2, warrants at I-275, May 27. Kelly Tepe, 29, 2110 Salvador St. No. 2, warrant, giving officer false name or address at I-275 west, May 27. Seara West, 20, 4470 Fehr Drive, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second-degree disorderly conduct at 1925 Alexandria Pike, May 27. Hilary Harmeling, 21, 5983 Boulder View, possession of marijuana at 2810 Alexandria Pike, May 27. Scotch Lee Polick, 32, 909 Roberts St., warrant at 199 Martha Layne Collins, May 26. Nicholas Delape, 21, 210 Pike No. 2, warrant at I-275 at I-471, May 25. Nicholas Colston, 20, 514 Rentz Place, possession of marijuana at I-275 at I-471, May 25. Matthew Bengal, 28, 1307 Morten St., DUI at I-275 east, May 24.

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Levee to host Friendship Concerts Community Recorder

Newport on the Levee will host two Friendship Concerts as part of the 2012 World Choir Games 6:309:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 5-12, at the Riverfront Plaza next to the Newport Aquarium. The Levee was selected

as a host venue for the concerts. The choirs will perform during the property’s signature summer concert series, Bud Light’s LIVE at the Levee, presented by Nelson’s Tent Rental. For more information, visit www.newportonthelevee.com.

CITY OF NEWPORT, KY FINANCIAL AUDIT An annual audit report was given at the May 7, 2012 meeting of the Board of Commissioners. The following information is published in accordance with KRS 91A.040. The full audit is available for public inspection at the city building, 998 Monmouth Street, during regular business hours. Any citizen may obtain a copy of the audit for personal use, duplication costs will be $0.10 per page. The full audit has also been made available online at www.newportky.gov. INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT To the Honorable Mayor and Members of the Commission City of Newport, Kentucky We have audited the accompanying financial statements of the governmental activities, the business-type activities, each major fund, the aggregate remaining fund information and the discretely presented component unit of the City of Newport, 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 of Newport, Kentucky'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 and the standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinions. In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the governmental activities, the business-type activities, each major fund, the aggregate remaining fund information, and the discretely presented component unit of the City of Newport, 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. In accordance with Government Auditing Standards, we have also issued our report dated March 20, 2012, on our consideration of the City of Newport, Kentucky's internal control over financial reporting and on our tests of its compliance with certain provisions of laws, regulations, contracts and grant agreements and other matters. The purpose of that report is to describe the scope of our testing of internal control over financial reporting and compliance and the results of that testing, and not to provide an opinion on the internal control over financial reporting or on compliance. That report is an integral part of an audit performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and should be considered in assessing the results of our audit.

Members of the Northern Kentucky Knights of Columbus held a planning meeting for their golf outing that will benefit Catholic Charities Lifeline. Pictured are Wayne Brown, Dennis Elix, Vicky Bauerle of Catholic Charities, Carl Biery and Bill Theis. THANKS TO BILL THEIS

Knights of Columbus to host golf outing Community Recorder Northern Kentucky Knights of Columbus will host a golf outing to benefit Catholic Charities Lifeline Fund 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Twin Oaks Golf and Plantation Club. Cost is $85 per golfer and includes cart, coffee

and doughnuts, lunch, BBQ buffet, refreshments and a gift bag. Sponsorships include hole for $100, corporate for $300 and platinum for $1,000. For more information, call Dennis Elix at 859-4420296 or Carl Biery at 859781-5054.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Chelsea Cobb, 27, of Akron and James Allis, 30, of Columbiana, issued May 23. Sabrina Salter, 24, of Columbus and Haneef Tull, 22, of Chester, issued May 23. Amy Litmer, 30, of Fort Thomas and Donald Elsaesser, 44, of Cincinnati, issued May 23. Catlin Kunath, 25, of Cincin-

nati and Christopher O’Donnell, 28, of Beale, issued May 23. Danielle Dean, 19, of Edgewood and Tyler Andrew, 31, of Covington, issued May 25. Chandra Miller, 42, of Canton and Timothy Deitmaring, 47, of Indianapolis, issued May 25.

REUNIONS St. Anthony Class of 1967 plans reunion

The 1967 graduates of St. Anthony Grade School in Bellevue are planning a 45th year class reunion and need to locate classmates that are interested in reuniting. The reunion/party will be Saturday, Sept. 8. For more information contact any of the following people: Peggy Gohs 859-341-0953, Barb Hermann 513-476-2845, Mike Mastruserio 859-360-7775, Jack

Meyers 859-801-9226 or Denise Moore 859-957-6512.

Boone County Class of 1992 plans reunion

Boone County High School Class of 1992 reunion is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at the Fort Mitchell Country Club. Cost is $40 per person. Please RSVP at www.bchs.myevent.com or call Tony Rollins at 781-7283.

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

Accounting procedures generally accepted in the United States of America require that the management's discussion and analysis on pages 15-23 and the budgetary comparison information on pages 61-66 be presented to supplement the basic financial statements. Such information, although not a part of the basic financial statements, is required by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, who considers it to be an essential part of financial reporting for placing the basic financial statements in an appropriate operational, economic, or historical context. We have applied certain limited procedures to the required supplementary information in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America, which consisted of inquiries of management about the methods of preparing the information and comparing the information for consistency with management's responses to our inquiries, the basic financial statements, and other knowledge we obtained during our audit of the basic financial statements. We do not express an opinion or provide any assurance on the information because the limited procedures do not provide us with sufficient evidence to express an opinion or provide any assurance. Our audit was conducted for the purpose of forming opinions on the financial statements that collectively comprise the City of Newport, Kentucky's basic financial statements as a whole. The introductory section, combining and individual nonmajor fund financial statements, and statistical section are supplementary information and are presented for purposes of additional analysis and are not a required part of the basic financial statements. The accompanying Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards is presented for purposes of additional analysis as required by U.S. Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations, and is not a required part of the basic financial statements of the City of Newport, Kentucky. The combining and individual nonmajor fund financial statements and the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards are the responsibility of management and were derived from and relate directly to the underlying accounting and other records used to prepare the financial statements. The information has been subjected to the auditing procedures applied in the audit of the financial statements and certain additional procedures, including comparing and reconciling such information directly to the underlying accounting and other records used to prepare the financial statements or to the financial statements themselves, and other additional procedures in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America. In our opinion, the information is fairly stated in all material respects in relation to the financial statements as a whole. The introductory and statistical sections have not been subjected to the auditing procedures applied in the audit of the basic financial statements and, accordingly, we express no opinion on them. Van Gorder, Walker, & Co., Inc. Erlanger, Kentucky March 20, 2012 City of Newport, Kentucky Budgetary Comparison Schedule General Fund For the Year Ended June 30, 2011 Variance with Final Budget Budgeted Amounts Final Original Actual Amounts - Positive (Negative) (697,809 ) (697,809) Budgetary fund balance, July 1 (188,369) Resources (inflows): Taxes: Property Tangible Bank deposit Licenses and permits: Payroll license fees Gross receipts license fees Other Intergovernmental Fines and forfeitures Charges for services Uses of property Interest Miscellaneous Refunds and reimbursements Transfers in Amounts available for appropriation Changes to appropriations (outflows): Total General Government Total Police Total Fire/EMS Total Development Services Total Community Services Total Municipal Complex Total Capital Outlay Total Debt Service Transfers out Total charges to appropriations Budgetary fund balance, June 30

1,610,800 417,220 46,020

1,827,850 224,320 58,320

1,721,021 213,579 58,323

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5,000,000 1,450,000 3,108,400 1,248,460 175,400 982,840 1,120,840 2,000 10,000 15,300 37,710 15,036,621

5,000,000 1,425,000 3,048,790 1,968,200 159,950 934,530 1,104,600 800 2,500 26,600 177,650 15,261,301

5,055,781 1,412,842 3,055,345 1,982,003 160,459 1,002,730 1,094,876 847 8,192 18,844 177,868 15,264,901

55,781 (12,158) 6,555 13,803 509 68,200 (9,724) 47 5,692 (7,756) 218 3,600

1,486,420 4,777,260 4,063,260 324,120 1,344,630 181,020 2,852,000 15,028,710 7,911

1,539,900 4,454,285 3,901,430 337,070 1,393,830 187,080 911,160 2,859,260 122,370 15,706,385 (445,084)

1,549,703 4,413,309 3,827,032 336,733 1,373,411 179,111 917,696 2,859,465 122,363 15,578,823 (313,922)

(9,803) 40,976 74,398 337 20,419 7,969 (6,536) (205) 7 127,562 131,162

City of Newport, Kentucky Budgetary Comparison Schedule Revolving Loan Fund For the Year Ended June 30, 2011 Budgeted Amounts Variance with Final Budget Final Original Actual Amounts - Positive (Negative) 488,663 488,663 Budgetary fund balance, July 1 505,904 Resources (inflows): Reimbursements-judgements Loan principle income Loan interest income Intergovernmental Uses of property Contributed capital Interest Miscellaneous Amounts available for appropriation

600,000 1,105,904

289,170 139,550 140 917,523

304,551 419,437 146 1,934 1,214,731

15,381 279,887 6 1,934 297,208

Changes to appropriations (outflows): Cote Brilliante project Development agreements Capital outlay Transfer to other funds Total charges to appropriations Budgetary fund balances, June 30

600,000 600,000 505,904

26,680 363,910 1,930 139,160 531,680 385,843

25,038 520,376 1,935 139,164 686,513 528,218

1,642 (156,466) (5) (4) (154,833) 142,375

City of Newport, Kentucky Budgetary Comparison Schedule Community Development Fund For the Year Ended June 30, 2011 Budgeted Amounts Variance with Final Budget - Positive Final Actual Amounts Original (1) 354,581 354,582 Budgetary fund balance, July 1 354,552 Resources (inflows): Watertower St. Vincent Hamlet Row Bank interest Brownfield Grant Transfers in Amounts available for appropriation

45,010 8,870 100,000 500 227,600 1,636,532

45,010 8,870 791,220 340 17,440 42,370 1,259,832

45,008 8,867 788,296 364 29,616 42,363 1,269,095

(2) (3) (2,924) 24 12,176 (7) 9,263

Charges to appropriations (outflows): Studies, surveys, signage, projects Hamlet Row Bicycle Trailhead project Southbank Brownfield Grant Total charges to appropriation Budgetary fund balances, June 30

1,250 1,000,000 249,800 1,251,050 385,482

16,150 791,220 42,620 17,440 867,430 392,402

16,150 788,296 42,620 29,663 876,729 392,366

2,924 (12,223) (9,299) (36)

City of Newport, Kentucky Budgetary Comparison Schedule Capital Projects Fund For the Year Ended June 30, 2011 Budgeted Amounts Variance with Final Budget - Positive Final Actual Amounts Original 85 85 Budgetary fund balance, July 1 83 85 85 Amounts available for appropriation 83 Charges to appropriations (outflows): Transfers to other funds Total charges to appropriation Budgetary fund balances, June 30

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B10 • CCF RECORDER • JUNE 7, 2012 Tax Rates Levied For School Year 2011 - 2012 School District Campbell County # 091 Contact Name Mark W. Vogt Contact Number (859)635-2173 To the Kentucky Board of Education, Frankfort, KY: In Compliance with Kentucky Revised Statutes and the regulations of the Kentucky Board of Education, we, the board of education of the above named school district, hereby submit for your approval the following tax rates levied on 08/18/2011. For rates that exceeded compensating and HB 940 tax rates, the notice and hearing requirements of KRS 160.470(7)(b) “ ... published a least twice for two (2) consecutive weeks in the newspaper of largest circulation in the county .... the public hearing which shall be held not less that seven (7) days more than ten (10) days after the day that the second advertisement is published;” have been met. An advertisement was placed in the Kentucky Enquirer and Campbell County Recorder newspaper on 08/04/2011 (date of first advertisement) and 08/11/2011 (date of second advertisement). The public hearing was held on 08/18/2011. For rates subject to recall,an additional advertisement was made on within 7 days of the hearing as required by KRS 160.470(8). Once the forty-five (45) days have passed since the rate was levied, we will send notification of whether a valid petition was presented. If a valid petition was presented, we will indicate whether we intend to place the issue before the voters for approval. If advertisement was required, the rates levied do not exceed the proposed rates advertised. Rate Levied (Please circle type) Compensating. Sub(I) 4% House Bill 940 Other Please enter the actual rate below with exoneration amount if applicable Rate Exoneration Total Portion Restricted for Building Fund. (KRS 157.440, KRS 160.476) 11.4 ¢ has been committed to the building fund.This includes a minimum of 5.7 ¢: 5.7 ¢ FSPK Nickel Date levied 0.0 ¢ Equalized Growth Nickel 0.00 56.40 0.0 ¢ Equalized Facility Funding Nickel Date levied Real Estate 56.40 Date levied 12/07/1994 5.7 ¢ Original Growth Nickel Date levied 0.0 ¢ Recallable Nickel 0.0 ¢ BRAC Nickel Date levied Tangible 56.40 0.00 56.40 0.0 ¢ Category 5 Nickel Date levied (Please note that the portion restricted for the building fund must be at least the rate to produce the 5¢ equivalent as Shown on the tax rate certification.) Motor Vehicle Rate 52.2 OccupationalTax (KRS 160.605) 0.00 % UtilityTax (KRS 160.613) 3.0 % ExciseTax (KRS 160.613) 0.0 % Does your Utility Gross Receipts LicenseTax apply to cable services? Yes *Tangible Property (See Instructions) Taxed Exempted Aircraft - Recreational & Non-Commercial (KRS 132.200(18)) X Watercraft Non-Commercial Out-of-state or Coast Guard Registered (KRS 132.200) (19)) X Superintendent’s Signature / August 18, 2011___________________ Board Chairperson Signature / August 18, 2011____________________ _________ ___ ______ _____ ____ _______ ______ _____ ___ _ ___ Tax Rates Levied approved by the Kentucky Board of Education on________________________.* when *The Office of District Support Services will stamp the date on this form o when hen the the Kentucky Kent entu u Board of Education approves the tax rates. Campbell County Board of Education 2011-12 Working Budget Revenues Beginning Balance PropertyTaxes Delinquent PropertyTaxes Motor VehicleTax UtilitiesTax Penalties and Interest onTaxes Omitted PropertyTaxes Tuition Transportation Fees Earnings on Investments Other Local Revenue State SEEK Program Other State Funding Federal Sources InterfundTransfers Asset Sale/Loss Compensation Total

General Fund Budget

Amount 17,990,517 1,514,015 1,195,057 1,410,179 2,088,851 1,182,106 5,984,020 4,322,669 67,304 322,115 120,000 1,483,690 37,680,523

Expenses Instructional Student Support Instructional Staff Support District Administration Support School Administration Business Support Plant Operation/Management StudentTransportation Community Services Debt Service InterfundTransfers Contingency Total Capital Outlay Fund Budget

Revenues Beginning Balance State Revenue Total

Special Revenue Fund Budget

Expenses Instructional Student Support Services Instructional Staff Support School Admin Support Plant Operation/Management StudentTransportation Community Service InterfundTransfers Total Revenues Beginning Balance Interest Income Cafeteria Sales Other Local Sources State Sources Federal Sources Total

Expenses Debt Service

Amount 5,000 1,801,716 1,983,786 120,000 3,910,502 Amount 2,002,761 798,057 660,069 35,097 72,322 62,005 248,032 32,158 3,910,502

Food Service Fund Budget

Amount 484,483 600 1,092,000 7,000 21,000 1,280,000 2,885,083 Amount 754,000 212,100 60,700 1,259,094 103,025 2,250 104,000 389,915 2,885,083

Expenses Salaries and Wages Employee Benefits Purchased Services Food and Supplies Equipment Miscellaneous InterfundTransfers Contingency Total Revenues Beginning Balance PropertyTaxes Total

Amount – 445,500 445,500 Amount 307,496 138,004 445,500

Expenses Plant Operations/Maintenance Debt Service Total Revenues From Local Sources From State Sources From Federal Sources InterfundTransfers Total

Amount 4,443,788 13,719,000 125,000 1,600,000 2,975,000 45,000 50,000 220,000 488,000 65,000 327,458 13,181,277 158,000 130,000 138,000 15,000 37,680,523

Building Fund Budget

Amount – 3,506,500 3,506,500 Amount 3,506,500

DEATHS Gerald Bentz Gerald William Bentz II, 62, of Southgate, died May 22, 2012, at his residence. He had retired from the Navy and enjoyed golf. Survivors include his father, Gerald William Bentz Sr. of Blue Ash; mother, Ellen Bentz of Blue Ash; daughters, Holly Bentz of Fort Thomas, Ivy Bentz of Atlanta, Ga.; brother, Gary Bentz of Loveland; sisters, Judy Hirsch of Loveland and Gail James of Blue Ash; and four grandchildren. Memorials: VA Medical Center Substance Dependence Program, 3200 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45220.

Alec Earls Alec Daniel Earls of Melbourne died May May 24, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Survivors include his parents,

Aaron Earls and Julie Jacks; brothers, Austin Herdman and Ayden Earls; grandparents, Doug and Donna Futscher and Doug and Tammy Earls; greatgrandparents, the Rev. Roy and Helen Caudill and Betty McIntire. Interment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill.

Zooma Greene Zooma Greene, 86, of Highland Heights, died May 24, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She attended the Full Gospel House of Praise and was a member of Rock of Ages. Her brothers, Forest Williams, Hayes Williams, Pamer Williams and Milo Williams and a grandchild died previously. Survivors include her husband, Bill Greene; daughters, Louetta Huff and Donna Helton; eight

grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery.

Kenny Keyes Kenny L. Keyes, 36, of Southgate, died May 27, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a pipe fitter and welder with Pipefitters Union Local No. 392 in Cincinnati. His brother, James Keyes, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Jacob Geisen of Highland Height, Nathaniel, Christian and Elijah Keyes, all of Norwood; parents, James and Kathleen Keyes of Southgate; sister, Julie Marie Estes of Cleves; and ex-wife Valerie Keyes of Norwood. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate.

Kevin Knox

PUBLIC NOTICE Duke Energy East Bend Station Special Waste Landfill and Ash Pond Pursuant to Groundwater Assessment Reports No. AIN20110001 and AIN20110002 Agency Interest No. 176 Permit No. 008-00006 The Energy and Environment Cabinet, Division of Waste Management, Solid Waste Branch, proposes to approve Groundwater Assessment Report Updates for the Duke Energy East Bend Station Special Waste Landfill and Ash Pond in Boone County, Kentucky. The landfill and ash pond are active units used exclusively for the management and disposal of coal-combustion byproduct wastes. In accordance with 401 KAR 45:160 Section 5, the cabinet requires the facility to submit annual Groundwater Assessment Report Updates for landfill and ash pond because of statistically elevated concentrations of several monitored parameters in groundwater monitoring wells. Contaminants of potential concern include chloride, iron, manganese, sulfate, and total dissolved solids. The reports demonstrate that the predominant source of groundwater contamination at the site is the ash pond, and that the Special Waste landfill is most likely not a significant contributor to the groundwater contamination. Although the contaminants of potential concern have been statistically elevated by coal-combustion byproducts, groundwater concentrations of monitored parameters have not exceeded any primary drinking water standard at any point during the life of the facility. The reports document that the area of affected groundwater is entirely within property owned by Duke Energy, and that no existing residential water wells are located in the plume of affected groundwater. Given groundwater flow patterns at the site, no existing residential wells are likely to be affected in the future. As a precaution, the facility has instituted land-use restrictions prohibiting residential drinking water well construction in the area of affected groundwater. The reports also assess the risk of the groundwater contamination derived from facility, and conclude that environmental (aquatic) receptors in the Ohio River will not be adversely impacted. As a result of the findings of the reports, the cabinet has determined that statistically elevated concentrations of contaminants of potential concern in the groundwater at the Duke Energy East Bend Station Special Waste Landfill and Ash Pond pose no known threat to human and environmental receptors at this time. The facility may be accessed as follows: Travel Interstate 75 northbound to Exit 171 in Walton, Kentucky. Turn left (west) onto Mary Grubbs Highway and travel 0.2 miles west to Beaver Road (Highway 1292). Turn right onto Beaver Road. Travel north and then west on Beaver Road approximately 4.7 miles to Beaverlick. (Beaver Road becomes Highway 338 west of Beaverlick.) Continue to travel west on Beaver Road (Highway 338), past Big Bone Lick State Park to the entrance of the East Bend Power Station on the left. The name and address of the permittee is: Duke Energy 139 East Fourth Street, Rm. EM740 Cincinnati, OH 45202 Contact Person: Tammy Jett (513) 287-2208 The name and address of the facility is: Duke Energy East Bend Station Route 338 Rabbit Hash, KY 41005 The Groundwater Assessment Report Updates are being processed at the following address: Division of Waste Management Solid Waste Branch 200 Fair Oaks, Second Floor Frankfort, KY 40601 (502) 564-6716 The Groundwater Assessment Report Updates and related information can be reviewed at the Division of Waste Management’s Frankfort office between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM weekdays by appointment only. To make an appointment, submit a written request to Tina Fisher at least 72 hours prior to the desired review date. Requests can be faxed to (502) 564-9232 or mailed to Ms. Fisher at the above address. A second copy of the Groundwater Assessment Report is available for public inspection at the Boone County Public Library, Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union, KY., during normal operating hours. Within thirty (30) days of the publication of this notice, any person who wishes to comment on the Groundwater Assessment Report may submit written comments and, if desired, request from the Cabinet, a public meeting. Any person who wishes to comment on the Groundwater Assessment Report for this special waste site or facility may file comments with the cabinet and, if desired, request a public hearing within thirty (30) days of the publication of this notice pursuant to Section 6 of 401 KAR 45:050. Comments, public meeting or public hearing requests must be submitted by close of business on July 9, 2012, in writing, to Ronald D. Gruzesky, P.E., Manager, Solid Waste Branch, Division of Waste Management, 200 Fair Oaks Lane, Second Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601. Please reference Agency Interest No. 176 and Activity No. AIN20110001 and AIN20110002 on any correspondence. The Cabinet does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, disability or veteran status. The Cabinet provides, on request, reasonable accommodations necessary to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs and activities. Contact Anita Young at (502) 564-6716, extension 4669, to request materials in an alternate format. Publication of this notice is pursuant to KRS 224.40-310. 1001708923

Kevin Knox, 52, of Fort Thomas, died May 22, 2012, at his residence. He enjoyed the outdoors and photographing nature. His father, Ken Knox, died previously. Survivors include his mother, Margie Knox of Fort Thomas; sisters, Kim Knox of Newport and Krista Moore of Cold Spring; and brothers, Keith Knox of Elsmere and Kerry Knox of West Kingsbury, N.J.

Ricky Mulwee Ricky Rae Mulwee, 46, of Cynthiana, Ky., died May 28, 2012. He enjoyed working on cars, was a mechanic at Bill’s Automotive in Hebron and was proud of the Nova he built from scratch. His father, Ballard Junior Mulwee, died previously. Survivors include his mother, Verla Mae Whitaker of Berry, Ky.; children, Justin Thomas Hill, Jonathan Hunter Powers and Darren Phillip Curzio, all of Cynthiana, Kenneth Rae Powers of Fort Benning, Ga., Christopher Lee Powers of Milan, Ga., and Lily Ann Mulwee of Silver Grove; sister, Debbie Stephens of Berry; fiancée, Angie Curzio of Berry; and one grandchild. Interment was in the Pythian Grove Cemetery in Berry. Memorials: Berry United Methodist Church.

Tracy Siemer Tracy Lynn “Superwoman T-Si” Bartlett Siemer, 45, of Wilder, died May 24, 2012, at her childhood home in Woodlawn. She was an interior designer. Survivors include her sons, Chaz and Austin; parents, Janie and Jim Bartlett; and sisters, Jackie Waters and Joy Huber. Burial was at St. Stephens Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Tracy Siemer Benefit Fund at any Fifth-Third Bank location or 33 High St., Highland Heights, KY 41076.

NAMI set to host a free class Community Recorder The National Alliance on Mental Illness Northern Kentucky (NAMI NKY) will present a free class 68:30 p.m. Mondays, June 18Sept. 10, at the Campbell County Fiscal Courtroom, 8348 East Main St., Alexandria. The class will help family members understand and support individuals with serious mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being. The course incorporates workshops on problem solving, communication skills and empathy. Topics include: major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and co-occurring brain and addictive disorders. Registration required, call 859-261-4080.


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