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Highland Heights leads growth

Thanks to its annexation of Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights had the highest population growth rate among Kentucky cities between July 1, 2008, and July 1 of 2009, according to an Enquirer analysis of data the U.S. Census Bureau released Tuesday. NEWS, A4

Health Rocks!

From a visit by a dentist to exercise games and preparing healthy foods like vegetables and hummus, the 4-H Health Rocks! Summer Day Camp was for students out of school for the summer between ages 9-14. The entire camp was about equipping the children with tools to help them make healthy decisions in life, said Sherri Broderick, county extension agent for 4-H youth development. SCHOOLS, A5

Gab to grab a $100 Kroger gift card!

In honor of Fourth of July, is giving away a $100 Kroger gift card. All you have to do is join the Gab N Grab and post as often as you like to be entered to win. Contest ends Monday, July 5.

Sportsmen of the Year announced

See the winners of the 2010 Sportsmen of the Year for Campbell County conducted by the Recorder newspapers. Athletes were nominated by readers and then put up for an online poll with reader voting determining the winner. – SPORTS, PAGE A7

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Marker tells church history By Amanda Joering Alley Highland United Methodist Church has joined more than 2,000 locations across the state with a Kentucky Historical Highway marker. The marker gives community members and visitors some history of the church, which is the oldest congregation in Fort Thomas. “This is a very special day for our church,” said Pastor James Wofford at the marker unveiling Sunday, June 27. “This marker communicates what our church has been to our community.” Dozens of church and community members gathered after their Sunday service to participate in the unveiling of the marker, including special guests Steve Pendery, Campbell County’s judge-executive; Katie Stine, state senator; Ken Reis, president of the Campbell County Historical Society and Louise Jones, director of the library and specials collections at the Kentucky Historical Society. Church member and event organizer Paul Whalen said that the dedication unveiling was a chance to celebrate all the people that made it possible for the church to accomplish everything it


Some of the church elders take part in the unveiling of the historical marker. has throughout the years. “It is impossible to share the entire history of any institution on a two-sided plaque, but we’re grateful to be able to share some of the events in our church’s past 180 years,” Whalen said. The information on the marker includes that the church began in the home of William and Alice Tal-

iaferro in 1830 before moving to a log structure in 1832. In 1900, the present building at 314 North Fort Thomas Ave. was built and was used for all Highlands High School baccalaureate and graduation services until 1915 and also served as the city’s first kindergarten until 1931.

Tips lead to bank robbery arrest By Amanda Joering Alley The work of the Fort Thomas Police Department and tips from the Northern Kentucky community have led to the arrest of two suspects who allegedly robbed US Bank on South Fort Thomas Avenue. The morning of Saturday, June 19, a suspect entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding cash. After receiving an undetermined amount of cash, the suspect left the area on foot. Members of the police department responded to the scene and began their investigation which included processing the crime scene and talking to witnesses,

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said Detective Brent Moening. Moening said the department worked around the clock on the case and conducting several neighborhood canvases, going door-to-door asking if anyone had seen anything. “The whole department really helped with this case,” Moening said. “It was really a team effort through the whole thing.” After seeing the picture from the bank’s security camera, one of the officers said he recognized the suspect. Using that information and tips from community members, police were able to form their case and arrest Newport residents Andrew Bush, 28, and Marocko Conley, 31, on Tuesday, June 22. “It was definitely a total team



effort with the police and the community that led to this outcome,” said Chief Mike Daly. “The biggest thing here is that nobody got hurt.” Bush and Conley are both currently being detained until their court dates, when they will be charged with first degree robbery, a class B felony carrying a sentence of 10-20 years.

The Bellevue community is mourning the loss of one of their own, Russell Madden. Madden, a 2000 Bellevue High School graduate who served in the United States Army, was killed in combat in Madden Afghanistan Wednesday, June 23. “Bellevue is a small community, so most people in town know each other,” said Bellevue Police Chief William Cole. “Russell is truly a hometown hero.” Ryan Michael Penny, whose aunt lived next the Maddens when he was growing up, said Russell had a big heart and lived his life to the fullest. “He was a great soldier, brother, friend, husband and son,” said Penny, an army soldier who is currently stationed in Iraq. “He was never negative about anything and loved his family more than anything.” Rachel Weber Walls said she has known Madden, 29, since he was about 10 years old and remembers spending summers with him swimming in her family’s pool. “The pool has been gone for about eight years now, but every time I would see Russell or talk to him we would always go way back to the pool days and share a good laugh over some of the crazy things we did,” Walls said. Walls said Madden was an allaround good person, who was always there for anyone who needed him. “I’m really going to miss seeing his smile,” Walls said. “He could make you laugh no matter what was going on in your life.” Cole said even those who didn’t know Russell well are showing their support, which is evident by the yellow ribbon lining Fairfield Avenue. “Bellevue remembers those people who have served and keeps them close to their hearts,” Cole said. “Russell made the choice to be of service to his country, and the community will remember that.” Russell is the second in his high school class to be killed in combat following Justin Scott, who died in Iraq in 2004. Russell is survived by his parents, Martin and Pamela Madden; his wife, Michelle; his son, Parker; his stepson and other family members and friends. As of the morning of Tuesday, June 29, funeral arrangements were not yet complete.

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After 40 years, Ruschell receives due By Chris Mayhew

Since Four Mile Road between Silver Grove and Alexandria was officially renamed in the early 1970s, the new name has oft been forgotten for lack of a sign. Problem solved. The first-ever sign proclaiming the road’s official name of Julia Ruschell Memorial Highway has been installed this year. Ruschell was in her 13th year as Silver Grove’s mayor in 1970 when she suddenly died. Afterward, Gov. Louie B. Nunn and the Kentucky Department of Highways allowed the Campbell County Fiscal Court to designate the road in memorial of Ruschell. Ruschell’s children and grandchildren have paid for the sign this year to mark the roadway properly. The green and white sign pays trib-

ute to Ruschell’s role in leading a campaign to have part of the roadway elevated to keep it out of the flood plain and make it passable even during annual flooding. “One of the things the family never followed through on was having a monument or sign erected,” said Bob Yeager, 58, of Fort Thomas, a grandson of Ruschell’s. The sign is located on the grounds of Silver Grove School and out of the state right-of-way of the road, Yeager said. “They were more than gracious to allow the sign in front of the school,” he said.. Except for family members, most people forgot about the road being renamed, Yeager said. “It was never recognized except for some newspaper articles back in 1971,” he said. Yeager said he remembers his grandmother Julia as being passion-

ate about politics and a hub of the community in Silver Grove, where family had operated a grocery store when she was growing up. “She was obviously the matron of the family,” he said. Ruschell was the Campbell County campaign manager for President John F. Kennedy’s campaign, president of the Campbell County Democratic Women’s Club and chairman of the Campbell County Democratic Party. She also was a president of the Silver Grove Parent Teacher Association, and founder and president of the Silver Grove Women’s Club. Yeager said he would stop by his grandmother’s house after school and she was always busy doing something and talking politics, and she let him hang around and take it all in. Yeager said he always looked up to his grandmother. “I didn’t know grandparents

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weren’t supposed to be any different than that, she was just always active,” he said. Nancy Taylor, another of Ruschell’s grandchildren who now lives in Lawrenceburg, Ind., said the entire family is happy the sign is up now. “I thought it should have been up a long time ago, but we just never pursued it,” Taylor said. Lisa Hilf, associate principal and director of pupil personnel at the school, said Ruschell’s family members came and talked to the Board of Education last year before the sign was installed. Many people didn’t know the stories about what Ruschell did, Hilf said. “It was pretty neat to just get a glimpse of the history of Silver Grove,” Hilf said.


Julia Ruschell, mayor of Silver Grove from 1957 until her death in 1970, in a photo of a water color painting submitted by her family in 2010 after they erected a sign marking Four Mile Road as Julia Ruschell Memorial Highway.

Smoking ban push active again By Chris Mayhew

Campbell County Fiscal Court is preparing to revisit the issue of smoking and possibly pass a comprehensive ban in public places along with Boone and Kenton counties. By a 3-1 margin, representatives on Campbell County Fiscal Court are in favor a partial or comprehensive smoking ban. Judge-executive Steve Pendery said practical details still have to be vetted before making a decision including how any law will be enforced and the wording of potential ordinances. Pendery said it was only in June that he and representatives from other counties asked the board of the Northern Kentucky Health Department if they would be willing to play a part in enforcing a law. “They’ll be a while thinking about that, I don’t know how long it will take them,” Pendery said of the health department. Pendery said it’s possible, but not likely that something will get done before the end of August. Pendery said he supports smoking regulation, but he’s not sure what form it will take. “There are lots of possibilities from a complete regulation to something with exceptions, including we don’t do it at all,” he said. Commissioner Dave Otto, D-Fort Thomas, an


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ardent supporter of a comprehensive ban, said recent discussions have been going on for five months and he hopes something is passed soon. “As far as getting on the front burner, it’s because of some people that are going out of office, you know (Kenton County Judgeexecutive) Ralph Drees and them that are pushing it,” Otto said. Otto said he sees secondhand smoke as a clear issue of health and welfare for government to protect both workers and customers. Commissioner Mark Hayden, R-Wilder, who is not seeking re-election in 2010, said he has changed his position and now supports a comprehensive smoking ban. In 2009 Hayden stated he was against a ban based on the rights of businesses to choose for themselves whether to allow smoking or not. “People are clearly going to go after me for changing my position, and if that’s the case, so be it,” Hayden said. Hayden said a good legislator keeps an open mind, and he has taken time to study in detail the impact of secondhand smoking in a work place. “I came to the conclusion that it’s such a serious health concern for the workers that it’s time to take action,” he said. Hayden said he has heard the argument that workers who don’t like smoking can find a new job, but doesn’t think that’s easy amidst 10 percent unemployment rates. “Given what’s going on in our economy, that’s not realistic,” he said. “It’s not easy for people to move from job to job.”

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Ex-Change House, Inc., Mentoring Plus, Dayton. Call 859-982-5895. Mentor a teen once each week for a minimum of one year at the Salvation Army in Newport.

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Teen/Young Adult AA/NA Class

Frankies Furry Friends Rescue Inc., Alexandria. Call 859-635-9114. Planning for fundraisers throughout the year.

Youth Transportation

Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859.491.8303. Responsible adults who are free during the day to transport youth (ages 11-17) to school and doctor’s appointments.

Summer Series Volunteers

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Newport. Call 859 431-6216. The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra is actively seeking volunteers for its 2010 Summer Series, July 10, Aug. 7 and Sept. 4. The KSO’s Summer Series concerts are held at Devou Park in Covington, Kentucky.

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Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859-491-8303. Lead an AA and or NA group for youth and young adults ages 1521 at Brighton Center’s facility for homeless youth.

Senior Support

Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859-491-8303. Plan and execute weekly and monthly activities for senior residents living independently, such as bingo, birthday parties, exercise routines. Provide transportation to local stores, banks and doctor appointments.


Frankies Furry Friends Rescue Inc., Alexandria. Call 859-635-9114. Help with data entry, checking emails, mailings, fundraising, event planning etc.

Need crafters

Frankies Furry Friends Rescue Inc.,

Alexandria. Call 859-635-9114. If you are a crafter and would like to help with the animals in our care we are in need of people with the special talents such as: Sewing, crocheting, and knitting items for the animals.

Fosters for small breed dogs

Frankies Furry Friends Rescue Inc., Alexandria. Call 859-635-9114. Foster homes are needed for the small breed dogs this would include taking care of the dog until he/she has found a forever home. All supplies are provided for the dog until it is adopted. Transportation for the dog to a vet appointment or an adoption event could be necessary.

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859-491-8303. RSVP offers a full range of volunteer oportunities in the Northern Kentucky community for individuals 55 and over. Locations include libraries, hospitals, museums, local schools and social services agencies. Benefits include mileage reimbursement, supplemental accident insurance, appreciation events and recognition from the

State of Kentucky Governor’s office.

Cat Foster

Rescue Our Shelter Animals and Strays, Inc. (ROSA’S), Alexandria. Call 859-694-7672. Cat fosters to care for the cats and kitties until adopted. All expenses are paid by the rescue.


Rescue Our Shelter Animals and Strays, Inc. (ROSA’S), Alexandria. Call 859-694-7672. Transport animals to vet appointments, and adoption events. Also available to transport from other rescues to the northern KY area.


Rescue Our Shelter Animals and Strays, Inc. (ROSA’S), Alexandria. Call 859-694-7672. Fundraising for special events.

Donation Sorting

Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859-491-8303. To sort clothing and household donations donated from the community for our Clothing Closet. The store is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m to 4 p.m. and each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Report outlines Vision 2015 progress Vision 2015 released its fourth annual report to the community since the 2006 launch of the Vision 2015 “Shaping Our Future” community report. The hard copy report takes a focused approach to highlighting community progress and continued collaboration. Since its inception, Vision 2015 has been an intermediary; connecting the dots so that the right people and organizations are identified for the right tasks. Vision 2015 also has a broader role: bringing leaders and creative thinkers to the table in order to promote systemic, sustainable change in nine Northern Kentucky counties and in collaboration with groups throughout Greater Cincinnati. The 2009-2010 annual report provides examples of Vision 2015’s role as a catalyst for progress and highlights key successes and challenges faced by our region. The piece also summarizes community accom-

plishes over the past five years and thanks those who have taken an active role in moving this community forward. “Vision 2015 outlines clear goals for the community, but developing and implementing the action steps that must be taken to achieve the vision takes focused effort and sustained commitment from partners across all sectors of our community. This report is one small way to feature key community projects and to thank those that have contributed so much to them,” said Andrew (A.J.) Schaeffer, chair, Vision 2015 Regional Stewardship Council. Among the projects highlighted in the report is the transformation of the Northern Kentucky Council of Partners into the Northern Kentucky Education Council, a renewed body that includes representatives from the education, business, and community sectors including The Education Alliance of Northern Kentucky and the Vision

2015 Education Implementation Team. The council will serve as the conduit for the established regional goals in education. Developing well prepared, well-rounded, and civic-minded children through teaching lessons of service, or Service Learning, is also highlighted as a key community initiative that has experienced great success. To date, more than 20,000 children in Northern Kentucky have completed a service learning project and more than 2,400 teachers have been trained. Under the leadership of Children, Inc. more than 120 partners are involved in this work. In conjunction with the annual report, Vision 2015 is also launching a redesigned website which features a modern look and streamlined site navigation for easier use. The fresh format has been updated with new content on the latest developments taking place in each of the six focus areas of Vision 2015. You can download a copy of the report including

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Alexandria is accepting donations for an upcoming deploment of the city’s adopted U.S. Army unit to Afghanistan. Alexandria adopted the Charlie Company “Hellfighters” of the 101st Airborne Division’s 2-44 Air Defense Artillery. The unit is based in Fort Campbell, Ky. Charlie Company is scheduled to be deployed sometime in July, and the Alexandria volunteer support group for the unit, known as “Charlie’s Angels” are starting efforts to support the members of the unit while away from the U.S. All of the members of the

city clerk’s office staff are members of Charlie’s Angels. For information call the city clerk’s office at 635-4125.

Council meeting canceled

Alexandria Mayor Dan McGinley has canceled the regularly scheduled July 1 council meeting. The meeting was canceled due to the July 4 holiday and a lack of agenda items. The next regularly scheduled meeting of council will be at the city building, 8236 W. Main St., Alexandria at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 15. For information call the city building at 635-4125.


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Highland Heights population jumps 6 percent By Mike Rutledge

Thanks to its annexation of Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights had the highest population growth rate among Kentucky cities between July 1, 2008, and July 1 of 2009, according to an Enquirer analysis of data the U.S. Census Bureau released Tuesday. Highland Heights grew by 420 people, a jump of 6.1 percent, during that period. The commonwealthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next fastest growth happened in Vine Grove, just west of Fort Knox, where the population rose by 3.9 percent for a total estimated population of 4,523. Several Northern Kentucky cities were among the top 30












fastest growers, The Enquirer found. They were: â&#x20AC;˘ No. 8 Independence (2.3 percent). â&#x20AC;˘ No. 12 Cold Spring (2.1 percent). â&#x20AC;˘ No. 14 Union (2 percent). â&#x20AC;˘ No. 15 Georgetown (2 percent). â&#x20AC;˘ No. 16 Walton (1.9 percent). â&#x20AC;˘ No. 17 Florence (1.8 percent). â&#x20AC;˘ No. 29 Alexandria (1.4 percent). Kentucky as a whole grew 0.6 percent. The Census Bureauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estimates will be replaced early next year when officials announce local results of the April 2010 Census count. In the meantime, the changes can affect some federal and state grants.


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The Campbell County Economic Progress Authority, Inc. (â&#x20AC;&#x153;CCEPAâ&#x20AC;?), Campbell County Business Development Corp. (â&#x20AC;&#x153;CCBDCâ&#x20AC;?), and Campbell County Fiscal Court has unveiled a new website. The site,, offers a higher level of citizen service, adds business resources, and highlights Campbell Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique assets. The partnership set out to enhance Campbell Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s previous website by providing new visually impressive and engaging page layouts, improving sources of information, and expanding the focus of the website to additional audiences, including current and prospective businesses and developers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We realize that with the expansion of access to the internet and other sources, the role of media in communicating to citizens and businesses has increased enormously,â&#x20AC;? Campbell County Judge/Executive Steve Pendery said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The images created and left on the internet play a tremendous role in portraying what we have to offer. This is a good step in showing the world that we are a top-notch place to live, work, and play.â&#x20AC;?

The new website will maintain the traditional county services information. However, the partnership went beyond that to include â&#x20AC;&#x153;Doing Businessâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Living Hereâ&#x20AC;? sections. The CCEPA and CCBDC funded the project with the goal of targeting current and prospective residents and businesses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This site provides exposure, promotes our numerous assets, and facilitates new and existing business. Additionally, it highlights the quality of life that residents of our community enjoy,â&#x20AC;? said CCBDC Chairman, Hank Pogue V. Visitors to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Living Hereâ&#x20AC;? section will now be able to obtain a wealth of information on education, cultural amenities, housing, health care, and other Campbell County assets. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Living Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; portion of the site provides just a preview of what the County has to offer,â&#x20AC;? said CCEPA President John Austin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From our abundant riverfront, to the fastestgrowing university in Kentucky, to our agriculture, wine and horse heritage, users will be able to see what we are all about.â&#x20AC;? The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Doing Businessâ&#x20AC;? section high-

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lights the Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic development efforts, and provides business and development resources including available incentives, featured building and site information, tax information, data, and a number of resources and support partners. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our focus in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Doing Businessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; section is to provide useful information for a variety of existing or prospective businesses and developers,â&#x20AC;? CCEPA Chairman Fred Macke, Jr. said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Although the information is just the tip of the iceberg, it will be useful in helping them identify our business environment, available resources, incentives, and other items necessary to making an important business or development decision.â&#x20AC;? To complete the website, the partners enlisted the help of several entities, including Northern Kentucky Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Infrastructure Management Institute, Northlich, and Campbell Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Information Technology Department. The new website comes on the heels of the CCEPAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s introduction of its e-newsletter, Advance- Business & Life in Campbell County, which now has more than 400 readers.

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It’s a crime

Students enter the Crime Scene Unit truck during Fort Thomas’s CSI camp.


Health Rocks Day Camp participants with dentist, Dr. Joe Herald.

Students (from left) Conrad Johnson, Anna SittasonWilson and Ava Vordiman check out examples of drugs and drug paraphernalia brought in by the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force.

Summer day camp a health brush up for Campbell kids By Chris Mayhew

Inside the air-conditioning of the Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service in Highland Heights, a group of 19 children spent three days from June 21-23 learning how it is “cool” to be healthy. From a visit by a dentist to exercise games and preparing healthy foods like vegetables and hummus, the 4-H Health Rocks! Summer Day Camp was for students out of school for the summer between ages 9-14. The entire camp was about equipping the children with tools to help them make healthy decisions in life, said Sherri Broderick, county extension agent for 4-H youth development. Camp participants were asked during one activity to examine the nutritional value of menu items from different fast food restaurants and choose foods that were the best for them to eat, Broderick said. “Some of them struggled because some of the restaurants don’t always have the healthiest items,” she said. Each day there were two healthy snacks made for the campers, she said. One snack was


Hannah Myers, 13, of California, dips a carrot into homemade hummus during the Campbell County 4-H Health Rocks! Summer Day Camp in Highland Heights Wednesday, June 23. to eat right away, and the other was for later in the afternoon that the children could take home. Kate Vaught, an extension agent for family and consumer sciences helped the camp out by making homemade hummus made from chick peas and other ingredients for a taste testing on the last day of the camp. Vaught asked the children to

keep an open mind about eating the hummus dip with pita bread and carrots, and as some blurted out “Eww” other children said they liked it. “I like it a lot,” said Carrigan Matteoli, 9, of Southgate. “It tastes unique.” The students exercised to a video, did a Zumba fitness session, and played games that kept them physically active each day, she said. On the camp’s first day a representative from Reser Bicycle Outfitters in Newport visited and gave a lesson on bicycle safety, Broderick said. One of the most popular activities was the visit by a local dentist to the day camp, she said. Karolyn Schreiber, 9, of Alexandria, said she and her older sister got to stand side by side and jump rope the dentist was twirling as part of a demonstration. “The jump rope was the floss and we were the teeth,” Schreiber said. Her sister, Kathryn Schreiber, 11, said she liked the teeth brushing demonstration with an oversized mouth and teeth and that it helped her understand how to not miss a spot. “It was fun,” Kathryn said. “He had like big teeth and a big toothbrush.”



Duane Rolfson (left) of the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force and Fort Thomas Police Officer William Hunt talk to students at the CSI: Fort Thomas camp about drugs.

Silver Grove schools’ new leadership in place By Chris Mayhew

The Silver Grove Independent School District has hired a superintendent with a background in small schools and a new principal who is a graduate. Ken Ellis, 54, the new superintendent, and Jamie Baker, a graduate of Silver Grove High School and the school’s new principal, will both officially start July 1. “And we start school Aug. 2, so we’re going to have to hit the ground with our feet running,” Ellis said. Ellis said Baker has been an assistant principal at the middle school level at Carroll County Schools for two years and has been an educator for 21 years. While at Silver Grove, Baker was a state champi-

onship winning track star, and she went on to study at Morehead University, he said. Ellis said he and Baker sat down, and they both share a similar philosophy of doing what’s best for kids no matter what. Although Baker has been a principal for only two years, she was well-prepared for her interview with the Board of Education, he said. “She answered our questions like she had been a veteran for 10 years,” Ellis said. Ellis comes to Silver Grove after spending 10 years at Covington Independent Public Schools as executive director of personnel and administrative duties, handling everything from transportation to public safety. Before that Ellis

spent 22 years as a teacher, athletic coach and principal at Dayton Independent Schools. He is a 1974 graduate of Ludlow High School. At Silver Grove, Ellis will head a school that has an enrollment of 320 students in grades K-12. Silver Grove’s class of 2010 had 16 graduates, and all of them went on to some form of college or into the military. “I went to a small school,” Ellis said. “A small school has a lot of advantages, you get to know the kids a lot better.” Students in a small school like Silver Grove have a chance to be more active in social activities, he said. Ellis said that’s true of his time as a student at Ludlow High School where he

played basketball. Being on the basketball team probably wouldn’t have happened if he attended a school with a bigger enrollment like Holmes High School in Covington, Ellis said. Knowing the community will be important to his job as superintendent, and previously he lived in Dayton while working there, but he has not made a decision about moving to Silver Grove. Ellis said all the schools he’s previously worked at have also had a high percentage of free and reduced lunch, so he’s familiar with the issues Silver Grove faces. About 83 percent of the students in Silver Grove qualify for free or reduced lunches based on family

income. “I’m familiar with the kids,” he said. “I’m familiar with the problems they have at home. I’m one of them you would say.” Ellis said he has had the chance to sit down with Danny Montgomery, who is retiring after five years as superintendent, to talk about the district’s direction. Ellis said Montgomery has been doing well in the last couple of years, and he plans to build upon that. “I think we’ll be able to give the kids a lot of oneon-one,” Ellis said. Ellis said the district is expecting good test scores from the spring when they are announced this fall, and he’s hoping to continue the progress of the last two years. Last year the district did-

n’t meet “Adequate Yearly Progress” under the federal No Child Left Behind Act due mainly to low math scores at the elementary level. A $450,000 grant the district has received for improving the school will help, Ellis said. The board has increased two part-time distinguished educators from two days to four days as part of the grant. The grant allows for even more small group and one-on-one time with students working with math and reading intervention specialist, Ellis said. “We plan to work hard with them in increasing those test scores,” he said.

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COLLEGE CORNER Local students named to honor roll at Gardner-Webb U.

Gardner-Webb University announced the following list of students from Campbell County who made the honor roll list during spring semester. The honor roll list recognizes students who achieve a GPA between 3.2 and 3.7 through academic contribution during a semester. Those individuals are listed by name, hometown, and major: • Mallory E. Adler of Fort Thomas - Biology. • Luke E. Stein of Newport - Economics/Finance.

Clark graduates from Emory University

Justin Clark of Southgate received a master of medical science degree from the School of Medicine of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., at its 165th commencement ceremony May 10.

WKU dean’s list

Derek R. Fox of Alexandria, Melissa L. Pinguely, Sarah K. Huey, Stefanie A. Pennington, and Kelly J. Burns of Newport were recently named to the dean’s list for the 2010 spring semester at Western Kentucky Uni-

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versity. Elizabeth J. Geiman of Fort Thomas, Mark K. Bailey of Cold Spring and Jena L. Ivey of Wilder were recently named to the president’s list for the 2010 spring semester at Western Kentucky University. Students making the dean’s list have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 in a 4.0 scale. Students on the president’s list have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0. To be eligible for the either list, students must have at least 12 hours of coursework that semester. For information about the school, visit

Quammen earns master’s degree from Iowa

Jennifer Kathleen Quammen of Melbourne recently earned a master’s degree at the University of Iowa. Quammen graduated with a master of public health. For information about the school, visit

Kastelic honored by Ottawa University

Zach Kastelic of Cold Spring was recently recognized for his achievements during Ottawa University’s (Kan.) spring honors convocation April 22. Kastelic won the OU Champions of Character award for men’s golf. The award is selected by OU coaches and faculty, this award honors one studentathlete in each sport that best exemplifies the Champions of Character’s five core values respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership, and sportsmanship. For information about the school, visit

Baldwin Wallace College dean’s list

Nicholas Smith of Fort Thomas has been named to the dean’s list for the 2010 spring semester at Baldwin Wallace College.

The dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. For information about the school, visit

Duke University dean’s list

Lauren Elizabeth Sanders of Fort Thomas was recently named to the dean’s list with distinction at Duke University for the 2010 spring semester. For information about the school, visit

Highlands students graduate from Transylvania University

Two Highlands High School graduates received Bachelor of Arts degrees from Transylvania University Saturday, May 29 during a commencement ceremony on the front steps of historic Old Morrison. • Amanda Michelle Gonding graduated with a psychology major and a religion

minor. She is the daughter of Joseph and Robin Gonding of Fort Thomas. • Jessica Marie Tepe graduated magna cum laude with a biology major and a chemistry minor. She is the daughter of Marc and Sharon Tepe of Fort Thomas.

Wecker graduates from Centre College

Betsy Wecker of Alexandria graduated from Centre College during the 187th commencement ceremony held at the College’s Norton Center for the Arts May 23. Wecker earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Spanish and financial economics. She was also inducted into Omicron Delta Epsilon Academic Honor Society for economics. Wecker is the daughter of David Wecker and Cathy Combs, both of Alexandria and is a graduate of Campbell County High School. For information about the school, visit

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Freedom hit reading home runs Last season the Florence Freedom hit 122 home runs on the field, however far more “home runs” were hit off it, as kids read their way to free Freedom tickets on Wednesday home games. Liberty’s X-Treme Reading Club, as it’s officially named, offers kids the opportunity to read their way to a home run which scores them free tickets. To “hit it out of the park,” kids must read four books. The program has made one Kentucky state representative take notice. “The Florence Freedom are to be commended for their community partnership with our schools and their contributions to improving students reading through their reading program,” Kentucky State Rep. Addia Wuchner said. The “home runs” have been flying for three seasons now as the Florence Freedom and Xavier University’s College of Social Sciences, Health and Education first teamed up back in 2008, using minor league baseball as a platform promoting youth reading. “What a tremendous

program.” Wuchner said. “Not only are students encouraged to read for enjoyment and improve their reading mastery, but they have the opportunity to come out for a game at the Freedom ballpark! I truly hope more schools and students will participate. ” The execution in getting the vouchers to the kids is done all online via e-mail. However the Freedom and mascot Liberty routinely go above and beyond in getting the local schools on board. “The Florence Freedom provided posters that showed the students progress and acknowledged their accomplishments base by base until they made a homerun,” Florence Elementary Technology Assistant Kathy Kuhn said. “The mascot Liberty even joined us on the morning announcement program “Wakin and Skakin” before making the rounds at the school and visiting many of the students in their classrooms.” To ensure kids get the free ticket voucher, parents must sign up online at Flo- under the “Kids Zone” tab. “The Florence Elementary Accelerated Reader program has excelled year after year with the contributions of local businesses such as Florence Freedom. The Accelerated Reader program theme this year was baseball and at the kick-off the students were entertained by not one but both of the Florence Freedom mascots, Liberty and Belle the Diva.” The fun for the students didn’t stop with mascots. “To end this great reading season, the Florence Freedom graciously loaned us two sumo wrestling suits that also includes bun helmets. The assistant principal and the school counselor competed in a friendly wrestling match with Liberty stirring up even more excitement.” Kuhn and the rest of the Florence Elementary schools look forward to the successful relationship to continue with their community partner in the Freedom. “Florence Elementary is extremely fortunate to have Florence Freedom as a reading partner.”


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The kindergarten students at St. Therese school presented a special end of the year program to showcase all the exciting things they studied throughout the school year. Students listen to fellow classmate Madison Quandt read during the Kindergarten ABC’s Program.

CLASS REUNIONS S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 1 7 Campbell County High School graduates of 1990 are holding their 20th year class reunion Saturday, July 17, 2010 at the Syndicate in Newport. The cost is $50 per person for appetizers, drinks and music. For more information, call 859-512-6213 or visit Facebook

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Heritage Bank awards scholarships Heritage Bank has presented the annual scholarship awards now to the high schools of Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Grant counties. After having completed a rigorous scholastic level of achievement and presenting a winning application to their respective high schools the applicants were then selected by their senior counselors for individual interviews with the scholarship committee of the Heritage Bank to compete for the annual college scholarships given by the bank. The criteria for selection is a high grade point average (GPA), significant community service, a personal report of values and character traits and a personal review of their work ethic.

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Jonathan Brigham of Ryle High School received $1,000 and plans to pursue a medical education beginning in either University of Kentucky or Vanderbilt University. He is valedictorian out of 345 students. He is president of the National Honors Society at

his school as well as being a Governor’s Scholar. He was awarded the Future Civic Leader Award by the Secretary of State of Kentucky, Tray Grayson. He is on the Ryle High School Tennis Team, a frequent volunteer at Kindred Hospital, Louisville and the Salvation Army and active in his local church. Claire T. Valentine of Boone County High School also received $1,000 scholarship award and plans to go to UK and also plans to become a physician. She is president of the school’s National Honor Society and 2009 Kentucky Governor’s Scholar. She is a starter and varsity captain of the varsity soccer team. She also is an active volunteer in her local church. Kara Marie Smith of Conner High School, Brett Berry of Cooper High School, Crystal Hurtle of St. Henry District High School, and Camron Price Burns of Walton-Verona High School also participated in the scholarship interviews and will be given monetary assistance by the bank in their advancement into their chosen college or university.

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been technical director of the Piner Elementary Drama Department for the last three years and has been the assistant children’s church leader in her local church for seven years. Joel Lubrano of Dixie Heights High School received a $1,000 scholarship to UK or Vanderbilt or Xavier or Hulman Institute of Technology to study chemical engineering on his way to becoming a physician. He has volunteered many hours in coaching football and involving himself in the in the basketball and baseball programs at his school. Megan Good of Notre Dame Academy also participated in the scholarship interviews and will be given monetary assistance by the bank for her pursuit of continued education.

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Nolan Johnson of Newport Central Catholic High School received a $ 1,000 scholarship to either University of Kentucky or University of Louisville toward his eventual quest of a degree in medicine. He and his family volunteer monthly at the local soup kitchen to feed the homeless. He also volunteers five times a year with friends to cook dinner and provide shelter at a local church and interacting with homeless

families as a part of Interfaith Parish Network. He has received numerous honors including Governor’s Scholar, Center Fellow Award and selected as vice-president of the National Honor Society. He works as a lifeguard at Coney Island’s Sunlight Pool. Lindsey Steller of Highlands High School received a $ 1,000 scholarship to UK. Her objective is to receive a degree in mathematics as a major with a degree in secondary education. She has participated in varsity track, soccer and the school’s swim program with letters. She has given over 700 hours of community service. She is one of only 30 students in the Greater Cincinnati Area awarded the YMCA Character Award. She sings in the school’s chamber choir and gives her hair for the fashioning into wigs for cancer patients. With all this and more she maintains a delightful sense of humor. Demetria Michael of Campbell County High School, Richard J. Wills of Bellevue High School, Alex M. Wolf of Bishop Brossart High School all participated in the scholarship interviews and will be awarded monetary assistance by the bank for their pursuit of continued education.


Collopy receives scholarship

Senior Joe Collopy from Newport Central Catholic High School was awarded the San Damino Scholarship from Marian University in Indianapolis. The scholarship is specific to students who will be attending Marian University and intend to study Religious Education. Collopy was one of 35 students recognized and among five finalists to receive the maximum monetary amount for this scholarship opportunity. Shown: Mark Erdosy, from Marian University, presented Collopy with a Damino Cross. Joe is the son Joe and Peggy Collopy of St. Thomas Parish.


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Bellevue’s Buckler role model for others

By James Weber

Rob Sanders said while Ricky Buckler’s future college sport is football, he kept his focus on baseball during the spring season. Sanders, the head baseball coach at Bellevue High School, said Buckler was a key asset on the diamond, refusing to rest on his laurels after ending his outstanding football career. Buckler, a 2010 Bellevue graduate, hit five home runs this past season, including one to provide the lone run in Bellevue’s loss to Covington Catholic in the Ninth Region baseball tournament, his last official prep contest. He was the leadoff hitter and starting shortstop, both key spots on a baseball team. “He’s a fantastic kid,” Sanders said. “He’s a solid young man, respectful. He’s the kind of kid you want your kids to be. Baseball was a game he played just to stay in shape for football, but he always played at a high level. He

was extremely competitive. He knows what it takes to win and he gives it everything he can.” Buckler is the 2010 Campbell Buckler County Sportsman of the Year in a contest conducted by the Recorder newspapers. Readers nominated athletes who exhibited the highest standards on and off the field. They then voted for winners online at Buckler played basketball in the winter, leading the team in assists and steals, but his biggest contribution came on the gridiron. Buckler, the starting tailback for the Tigers, rushed for a singleseason school record 2,851 yards and 42 touchdowns last season, leading Bellevue to a 9-4 record and the state quarterfinals, its deepest playoff run since 2000. He ended up with several other Bellevue football records including


Bellevue High School senior Ricky Buckler (far left) heads for home plate after a home run which plated the only score in Bellevue’s 11-1 loss to Covington Catholic in the Ninth Region quarterfinals May 31 at Champion Window Field.

The Buckler file • School record holder in football in rushing yards and touchdowns for a single season and career. • Led team to a 9-4 record and first trip to state quarterfinals since 2000. • Led baseball team in home runs (five) and played shortstop. • Led basketball team in assists and steals. • Will attend the University of the Cumberlands and play football. career points scored and career rushing yards (5,277). “You can’t say enough about Ricky Buckler,” Bellevue head football coach Dave Eckstein said last fall. “He’s a once-in-a-lifetime guy. He’s the total package. He’s a great football player, but that doesn’t even touch the type of young man he is. If I were starting a football team, he would be the first guy I want on it.” He achieved that quietly, always modest and hesitant to talk about himself and crediting the offensive line. He wouldn’t mind if the record doesn’t last long. “I hope somebody breaks it,” he said. “There are kids in the youth league who have something going on.” His last prep football act came June 10, when he scored a touchdown in his East team’s win in the Northern Kentucky football allstar game. He credited his offensive line of teammates from other schools that night as well. Buckler will play football for the University of the Cumberlands and major in education. “I’m ready to win some more football games,” he said. “They have a good program. They’ve won the conference three years in a row.” Buckler hopes to be around


Bellevue 2010 graduate Ricky Buckler scores one of his touchdowns against Dayton last year. football after his college days are done. His passion for that game extends to his other sports as well. He relishes the fact that both the basketball and baseball teams played in the Ninth Region Tournament during his career. This year’s baseball run turned on a comeback, walkoff-win over Highlands in the 36th District Tournament. Buckler started that rally with a two-out double and can excitedly recap every play of that final inning, which ended on a two-run single by Tony Piper. “That was crazy,” he said. “Everyone had two strikes and two outs. It was amazing.” Sanders called him very loyal and coachable. “He epitomizes what a studentathlete is. His teammates loved

him. He’s just an all-around great young man. He’s going to do very well in college and even beyond that,” he said. Buckler said his background has kept him modest. “I guess growing up in Bellevue, we’re a different breed,” he said. “We don’t get nothing handed to us. We’ve worked for everything we’ve got. We’ve had to earn respect.” He said Eckstein played a big role in his success. “I want to thank him for everything he has done for me,” Buckler said. “I wouldn’t be the player or the man I am now without him.”

Brossart’s Griffith catches praise for diamond efforts By James Weber

Lindsay Griffith is not resting on her laurels. Griffith, an incoming senior at Bishop Brossart High School, is busily preparing to make her senior softball season even better than her junior campaign just concluded. That won’t be easy as the team had one of its bestever seasons this spring, but Griffith will return as a key leader. The Alexandria resident is the 2010 Campbell County Sportswoman of the Year in a contest conducted by the Recorder Newspapers. Readers nominated athletes who exhibited the highest standards on and off the field. They then voted for winners online a t Griffith, playing summer softball with a club based in Columbus, Ohio, is the starting catcher for the Mustangs. They were 28-9 this season and lost to Clark County in the

10th Region quarterfinals. “If we win that, we probably would have gone to Griffith state. But that’s the way it goes,” Griffith said. “Next year we’ll keep working and try to do better.” Griffith was the team’s top hitter. Slated in the crucial third spot in the order, she batted .500 while knocking home 47 runs and collecting 21 extra base hits. As a three-year starter at catcher, Griffith took on a key leadership role when not batting. “She’s one of the finest softball players I’ve ever coached,” Brossart head coach Mel Webster said. “She’s probably as good a defensive player as I’ve ever coached. She seldom had a passed ball. As a catcher she’s the only one who sees everything

The Griffith file • Honorable mention all-state in softball by Kentucky coaches association. • Hit .500 her junior season with 47 RBI. • Member of student council at Bishop Brossart High School. • Volunteers with Beta May club, March for Life, Active Day Adult Day Care center, and Christmas with Santa. • Cumulative GPA of 3.8. that’s goes on.” Behind the plate, Griffith can see the whole field. “My teammates trust me and know I’ll make the right call,” she said. “It cuts down on the confusion. I love playing catcher and getting outs at home.” Griffith has a standout pitching to her in left-hander Alicia Miller, also a senior next year. Both players were honorable mention allstate this year, the first such honorees in team history. Griffith had 25 of Brossart’s 28 wins and a 0.81 ERA. The battery pair have been playing together for most of their careers.

“We get along very well. We’re very good friends,” Griffith said. “We work with each other a lot outside of softball. If we need to work on something, we help each other. When we get frustrated, we help each other.” Griffith, a member of the student council, enters her senior year with a 3.8 GPA. She enjoys science classes the most, especially biology, and might major in nursing. “I work real hard on my grades because I know softball will end someday,” she said. She works a lot in the school’s Beta May club, which does a variety of community service projects including cleanup and renovation of housing projects. She also teaches younger kids how to play softball. “Lindsay is fun to watch as she displays a love and passion for the game. She’s a very competitive athlete who always has a smile on her face,” said Amanda Smith, a coach of Griffith’s and former softball player at Northern Kentucky University. “She says thank you to friends and family who come to watch her play, and understands what a privilege it is to play the game.”


Bishop Brossart’s Lindsay Griffith cheers her team as a run comes in against Boone County April 8.

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Calvary’s Kohls to play tennis for NKU By James Weber

Pierce Kohls has been branching out while he can during his high school days. Starting next year, the Calvary Christian senior will go from four sports to one when he joins the tennis team at Northern Kentucky University. The school celebrated Kohls’ signing April 28 with most of the student body in attendance. “I’m very excited,” he said. “It’s close to home and Northern Kentucky is where I’ve had my most support throughout my career.” Kohls, a California, Ky., resident, plans to major in pre-pharmacy. He reached the state singles quarterfinals last year. Kohls has been the Ninth Region singles runner-up five years in a row. The last three of those have been at the hands of Covington Catholic senior Jimmy Roebker, the 2009 state champion. They met again April 26,

with Roebker winning 7-5, 6-2. “I was pleased with how I played against Jimmy after not playing that much,” Kohls said. “I’m in tennis mode and pumped up.” Kohls has been playing baseball this spring for the first time since fifth grade. He was a starter in soccer and basketball this year as well. “I love (baseball),” he said. “I did it for fun and I’m having fun right now.” Jody Hilsher, athletic director and head baseball coach, said Kohls recently took the lead in the school musical on short notice after the original actor dropped out. Kohls has been practicing tennis with the NKU team and is eyeing the regional tournament that begins May 13. When he graduates, he’ll miss Calvary. “Everyone is so close here,” he said. “I can walk down the hall and name every person.”

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Calvary Christian School’s Pierce Kohls serves to Covington Catholic’s Jimmy Roebker April 26.

Northern Kentucky University basketball games will be heard live on WQRT Real Talk (1160 AM) this upcoming season. NKU will make the move back to the AM side of the dial after spending the last four years on WIOK (107.5 FM). NKU signed a three-year deal with Real Talk 1160 to broadcast the games. NKU Associate Athletic Director Kurt Moeller said the switch to 1160 will benefit the listeners of Norse basketball in several ways, from better strength of signal to addition promotional opportunities. “(Real Talk 1160 afternoon sports talk host) Andy Furman has been a supporter of NKU’s basketball programs for years, and we are pleased with this partnership,” Moeller said. Furman is the host of “The Furman Factor” each weekday from 5-7 p.m. on Real Talk 1160. In addition, a weekly show featuring NKU men’s coach Dave Bezold and Norse women’s coach Nancy Winstel will be heard on WQRT throughout the season.

The broadcast dates will become available later this summer when the NKU schedules are completed.

Major league draft

Dave Middendorf, a pitcher for Northern Kentucky University, was recently selected into the 2010 Major League Baseball draft. Middendorf has been a hard-throwing starter for the Norse over the past three seasons, amassing a 16-9 record with a 2.97 ERA. The left-hander claims 222 strikeouts to rank third all-time at NKU against just 44 walks over 197 innings. In 2010, Middendorf was 8-2 with a careerhigh 81 strikeouts. Middendorf was named to the All-GLVC and All-Midwest Region first teams last season. He will join a Yankees system that has selected three NKU pitchers in its history. Paul David Patterson was a 16th round selection of the Yankees in 2007, while Scott Wiggins went to the Bronx Bombers in the seventh round of the 1997 draft.

NKU adds runner

Northern Kentucky University cross country head coach Steve Kruse recently added Erin Pierce to his roster for the upcoming season. Pierce, a 2010 graduate of Fairfield High School, competed in both cross country and track as a prep athlete. She set a personal record in the five-kilometer run in 2007 with a time of 20:40 at the Elder Invitational. “Erin is spending the summer ramping up her mileage to prepare for the transition from high school to college,” Kruse said. “She is the daughter of former NKU standout Dave Pierce, who was Northern’s first All-Great Lakes Valley Conference cross country runner in 1985.” Pierce joins an NKU women’s cross country program that finished third at the GLVC Championships last fall. NKU runners Jenna Siemer and Jerrica Maddox both placed in the top 15 to earn All-GLVC honors in that meet. NKU begins its season Sept. 11 at the Queen City Invitational.

SIDELINES Volleyball camp

The Northern Kentucky Ohio Volleyball Club, based at Town and Country Sports Complex in Wilder, is conducting programs designed to prepare the volleyball athlete and coach for their school try-outs in July and August. • Volleyball Boot Camp, scheduled for Friday, July 9, through Sunday, July 11, will teach all skills instruction and drilling, game situation drilling and intensity and endurance training. Cost is $85 and covers all three days of training, a T-shirt, skills evaluation and hints for a successful tryout for all levels. • The Coaching Series is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, July 11. The series

is a comprehensive approach to training the core skills in volleyball. Coaches will leave with a higher level of confidence that they know how to teach and correct fundamental skills used in volleyball. Cost is $25 per person; three coaches from the same school costs $20 each. Registration deadline is July 10. Register online at

Baseball tryouts

The Kentucky Colonels are having tryouts for their 16U 2011 team on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-8, and Aug. 14-15 at St. Henry High School. Saturday times are from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with registration starting

at 9 a.m. Sunday times are from 1:15-3:30 p.m. with registration starting 1 p.m. Eligible players cannot turn 17 before May 1, 2011. The 18U 2011 tryouts are Aug. 78, and Aug. 14-15. Saturday times are from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. with registration starting at 1:15 and Sunday times are from 3:30-5:30 p.m. with registration starting 3:15 p.m. Eligible players cannot turn 19 before May 1, 2011. For further information call Walt 859-512-7063 or Denny 859-2402136 or click on Tryouts at or e-mail

Thoroughbreds move on

Newport Central Catholic senior basketball player Grant Pangallo signed to play for Division III Hanover College. Grant is the son of Jan and Jim Pangallo of Newport.


Newport Central Catholic senior basketball player Derek Schmidt signed to play basketball for Thomas More College. Derek is the son of Vira and Tom Schmidt of Wilder.

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“If I had one day to do anything locally, I would spend it in the company of my wife and our daughter, providing she could find someone to watch her two little ones so we could relax. “My oldest son doesn’t like this kind of stuff, so I wouldn’t make him join in, and our youngest son is out of town. “We could include my wonderful next door neighbors, and have a nice meal catered in, with a bunch of firewood, some cold ones, and some good music. “May not sound like much, but boy, I like it!!” Bill B. “Most likely in a comfortable hammock under a large shade tree on a low humidity/low temperature day listening to the natural surroundings. No phone, no internet, no interruptions. Why? Stress relief.” O.H.R. “One day to do something locally...I’d want to be on a yacht cruising the Ohio River with blue skies and sunshine. I’d want to be waited on with whatever I wanted to eat and drink and have my family and friends with me. That would be a great day!” E.E.C. “Would love to spend one day, when not so hot, on a gravel bar in a secluded area of the Little Miami River fly fishing and bird watching.” J.Z. “Start the day at the street stalls on Court Street buying fresh produce then go to the Anderson Ferry and ride it into Kentucky. From there visit Devou Park in Covington. Then visit the Peace Bell in Newport and have lunch at Pompilio’s. From there visit the Krohn Conservatory and other





What does patriotism mean to you? Who is the most patriotic person you know? Send your answer to “” with Chatroom in the subject line. museums in Eden Park. Check out Mount Adams on the way down to visit Fountain Square and stroll around. Go to Sawyer Point and stroll around then have dinner at the Boat House. If there’s a Reds’ game, take that in then call it a day.” R.V. “I grew up in the ‘40s and ‘50s in the city of Wyoming, and seldom get back out to the Valley. That’s where I’d spend a leisurely summer day. “I’d stop by both of my family homes and my grandparents Sears house (I’ve been fortunate to go through them as an adult). I’d drive by homes where relatives and friends lived so long ago, the golf course where we went sled riding and the convent grounds next to it, where we picked blackberries, had picnic lunches, picked wildflowers for our mothers, and visited the chapel. “The bakery where we got our birthday cakes is still there, and I’d stop for a treat. Of course many of the landmarks of my youth are long gone: the two drugstores with soda fountains, the 5 and 10 cent store, Kraus’ Hardware store, a hodgepodge of merchandise including penny candy, bubble gum, and bulk marbles for kids; the Vogue Theater, where we spent Saturday afternoon watching double features and where I got my first job; the dairy, where we watched milk being bottled and visited the horses in their barn; and the wonderful old library across from my school. “As I drove around Wyoming on my day there, all I’d have to do is close my eyes and I’d see them all again. It would be a wonderful day.” S.S.

With the new technique, many miners are out of the job. According to Kentucky Coal Facts on a “Kentucky Coal Association” Rosemarie website, the Santos numbers of entuckians Community K employed as Recorder coal miners guest decreased from columnist roughly 47,000 in 1979 to 17,000 in 2006. Those numbers coincide with the advent of mountaintop removal in the late ’70s. Eastern Kentucky has long established itself as coal country. Many residents make their livelihood in the mines, but now coal companies are filling their positions with machinery. Eastern Kentuckians are divided on the issue. I recently interviewed two solid waste coordinators from Eastern Kentucky. Angie Muncy is the coordinator

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Make NKY smoke free

I have been a registered nurse for eight years. I was very alarmed to learn that Kentucky has the nation’s highest rate of lung cancer and is third in adult smoking rates. For the last seven years I have worked in a local pediatric hospital and was even more concerned when I learned that children in Kentucky have a higher rate of exposure to secondhand smoke than do the children of any other state. Additionally, it was shocking to learn that Kentucky spends $1 billion in annual health care expenditures directly related to smoking.

I hope that you are as shocked and alarmed as I am with these figures. The issue is simple: A smoking ban in Northern Kentucky would improve the health and quality of life for Northern Kentuckians, it would decrease medical and health care expenditures related to smoking on both a state and national level and it would not - I repeat - would not have a negative economic impact on area businesses. There is an abundance of credible, evidencedbased research found that all present the same position: Smoke free laws have either no economic effect or a positive one in communities that implement them.





A final food for thought, consider this: Lexington’s smoke free law resulted in $16,500 fewer smokers for an estimated annual health care cost savings of $21 million. Furthermore, a study concluded that no important economic harm stemmed from the smoke-free legislation over the period studied, despite the face that Lexington is located in a tobacco-producing state with higher-than-average smoking rates. It’s time for Northern Kentucky to go smoke free! Stephanie Laake RN BSN Clayton Court Bellevue

Taking flight

Mrs. Chism’s first grade class at St. Joseph, Cold Spring released the Painted Lady butterflies that they had been watching in their classroom. Shown: Carson Schirmer releases the Painted Lady butterflies that his first grade class at St. Joseph, Cold Spring has been watching mature in their classroom.


The students in Mrs. Chism’s first grade class at St. Joseph, Cold Spring look on anxiously as they release their class butterflies.


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from Leslie County and according to her without mountaintop removal the community would have no economic support. She hopes that the mining will bring development to the area. Willard Burton, coordinator from Johnson County, firmly asserts that ending mountain mining will cause great job loss in their community. What a conundrum? Mountaintop removal replaces many miners, but without it, there are even less jobs. On the contrary, the famous Eastern Kentucky author Wendell Berry was quoted saying, “The worst inflictor of poverty and ecological damage has been the coal industry … Some are scars on the land that will not be healed in any length of time imaginable by human.” Silas House is another wellknown author, mountain advocate and Eastern Kentucky resident. House recently posted a blog comparing the spill in the Gulf to mountaintop removal, “Most of the people who live on the Gulf are not wealthy. Those in

We welcome guest columns on all sides of an issue; however, potential columnists should reserve space in advance with Editor Michelle Shaw by calling 578-1053. Include with your column your name, address, daytime telephone number, and a two-tothree line biography outlining your expertise related to this topic. Either include a color headshot of yourself, or make arrangements when you call to the fishing industry are much like our underground miners: Hardworking, determined, and very proud of their jobs. The big difference is that since the Gulf is not caught up in a mono-economy, we actually have fishermen on the news complaining about the oil companies. Here in Appalachia, miners fear they will lose their jobs and we’ve been taught by the industry that if we say anything at all against coal, we’re downright unpatriotic.” So why should Boone County residents care about the Appalachian Mountains? Not only are the mountains beautiful

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Jobs vs. the environment The mountains of Kentucky have always been home to coal miners. In more recent years, mountaintop removal has replaced traditional forms of mining causing a riptide of debate. In an NPR article mountaintop removal is compared to a layered cake. The icing is the coal seam beneath the surface. The top layer of cake is removed to reach the icing or in the case of mining, coal. Coal companies use explosives to stir the mountaintops from their peaks. Often debris from the explosions lands in the neighboring valleys and streams. Frequently the mountain communities are confounded by the side effects of the mines. Sludge ponds overflow and spill into towns after storms, parts of the local fish population are killed as a result of toxic run-off, and homes are experiencing damage from nearby blasts. While mountain mining is a cheaper technique for both producers and consumers, the technique requires less manpower than traditional forms of mining.



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Jennifer Loerich, owner of Alexandria’s new store, Bra Specialties, arranges her merchandise.

New store offers women ‘the best fit in town’ Campbell County resident Jennifer Loerich’s new store in Alexandria is offering women a kind of fit that doesn’t involve getting inshape. At Bra Specialties, which opened in May at 7923 Alexandria Pike, offers patrons a chance to get fitted by certified braticians before choosing from a variety of bras. “When you come here we help you find the right fit,” Loerich said. “Nine out of 10 women are wearing the wrong size bra.” Wearing the wrong size can damage breast tissue and its elasticity, as well as cause back problems, Loerich said. The shop offers shoppers everything from fashion and sports bras to maternity and teen wear. Loerich, who began her career working on post breast surgery products like

mastectomy bras, also offers a mastectomy line in the store. The bras range in sizes from 30AA to 54LL, with prices ranging from about $20 to about $70. “We wanted to offer a large price range because we want everyone to be able to find something here,” Loerich said. “If they can’t find what they want, we can special order it.” Along with fitting and helping patrons choose a bra, the staff also provides tips on caring for bras. Private bra parties are also available by calling the store at 635-9000. The store is open Tuesday and Thursday 12-6 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information visit


Get your motor running

Check out all the different rides at the seventh annual Newport Motorcycle Rally at Newport Festival Park July 25. The rally will include fireworks on the riverfront, games, live entertainment, food, contest and prizes. Awards will also be given to the best bikes. More than 28,000 visitors went to this event in 2009. For hours and more information, visit

Midsummer classic

Lead your team onto the field in the FireCracker Classic wiffle ball tournament at Heritage Academy, Saturday, July 3. Two divisions, slow-pitch and modified-pitch, will compete in the tournament.


The cost per team is $75. The event, which is being presented by the National Wiffle Ball Federation, begins at 8 a.m. and will last until 6 p.m. For more information, visit or call 8171614. Heritage Academy is located at 7216 U.S. 42 in Florence.

Art Exhibits

Check out summer themes and colorways by more than 30 regional artists at the “Some ‘R Happening!” art exhibit at the Passionate Arts Center in Covington from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 2. The exhibit will feature paintings, pottery, sculpture, hand-painted silks, custom jewelry, hats, enameling and more. The exhibit is family friendly and free to attend. For more information, call 393-8358. The Passionate Arts Center is located at 31-33 W. Pike Street.





Rural lore drives backroads tour By Chris Mayhew


A horse at Howard and Terry Kleier's Lazy K Ranch on Siry Road in California munches on morning dewcovered grass in a pasture Friday, June 25. The ranch is a tour stop on the 2010 Campbell County Backroads Farm Tour Saturday, July 17.

Bees will buzz, horses will trot, wines will be poured and vegetables will be sold as visitors meander along the 2010 Campbell County Backroads Farm Tour. This year’s tour features 17 stops. New sites on the annual tour include Greensleeves Farm, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) on Pleasant Ridge Road in Alexandria; Martin Farm on Wesley Chapel Road in California, where owners Steve and Patty Martin are involved in a direct to consumer freezer beef sales program; and Seven Wells Vineyard and Winery on Siry Road near Grant’s Lick, the third winery featured on the tour, said Linda Grizzel, administrative secretary for the Campbell County Conservation District, which sponsors the tour through the Campbell County Farmland Work Group. One of the most popular tour stops, Arnold and Elsa Bezold’s Beezy Bee farm, will be back on the tour again too, Grizzel said. Arnold Bezold, 78, first started beekeeping at age 16. Bezold said after serving in the U.S. Marines he didn’t take beekeeping up again until much later in life. Bezold captured a swarm of bees more than 13 years ago and has since grown that single swarm into a high point of 85 hives, although that number is now about 60 hives on his property on Fisher Road in California. Bees swarm when an old queen leaves a hive because a new queen has been born and taken up residence in an older hive, he said. “So, I go and I catch them, and that’s a new hive for me,” he said. Swarms will often be the size of a football or larger, Bezold said. Bezold will sell dark honey from September 2009 and lighter honey he collected in June to backroads tour visitors. He typically sells his honey at County Market in Alexandria, Southern States in Alexandria, and through Bob Schack’s Little Rock Farm in California. Bezold also operates a honey stand on his property. Along with talking to vistors about beekeeping, he is planning to show his grandfather’s general store that he’s kept in the original condition. The store is in front of Bezold’s property


A horse grazes in a pasture in the morning light at Howard and Terry Kleier's Lazy K Ranch on Siry Road in California Friday, June 25. The ranch is a tour stop on the 2010 Campbell County Backroads Farm Tour Saturday, July 17.

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The 2010 Campbell County Backroads Farm Tour is a self-guided driving trip where farms, cattle and horse ranches, three wineries and a log cabin museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 17. Admission is free. For a schedule of events and a tour map of all 17 stops including a list of places to stop for rest room breaks visit the website or call 859-635-9587 for information. CHRIS MAYHEW/STAFF

A vintage farm plow is a decoration outside the front of the former general store in operation by the Bezold family from 1880 to 1981. and was opened by his grandfather Frank Bezold as F. Bezold General Merchandise. The store, complete with a stove for heat in the center of the room, remained in operation until 1981. Remaining inside the store are calendars named for the store dating back at least to 1932, antique scales and a wood mail sorting box with a cashier’s window from when the store served as a U.S. Post Office. Visitors to Lazy K Ranch on Siry Road in near Grant’s Lick, operated by Howard and Terry Kleier, will see demonstrations of horse riding and get

a tour of the property. Lazy K was established in 1999. There’s also a party room with bedrooms and bathrooms in the barn, which the family first built for themselves, that can be rented out for wedding receptions and business retreats or meetings, Terry said. “We breed, show and sell Rocky Mountain Horses,” she said. The Lazy K routinely offers riding lessons, starting beginners out in a ring before putting them on trails on the property, Terry said. “It’s a Kentucky bred horse,” Terry said. “It’s about 100 years old, and they’re naturally gaited horses, so they’re known for their smooth gait and gentle temperament.”


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A wood stove fireplace and antique cabinets and scales line the counters and walls inside of the general store that was in Arnold Bezold’s family since it opened in 1880 as F. Bezold General Merchandise. Arnold Bezold has kept the interior intact since the store next to his California home closed in 1981.





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The Great American Aran Afghan Knit Along, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Knit On, 735 Monmouth St. Squares feature variety of stitches from basic cables to more challenging designs. For advanced beginner to advanced knitters. Family friendly. $210 for 21 sessions in advance; $12 per session, plus materials. Registration required. 2915648. Newport.


Ride the Ducks Newport, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Ride the Ducks Newport, 1 Levee Way, A 60minute amphibious sightseeing tour of Newport, Covington and Cincinnati waterfronts. All ages. $15, $11 children. 815-1439. Newport.


Flying Trapeze School, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Learn to fly circus-style. Two-hour classes. For ages 12112 in reasonable physical condition and able to hold your body weight while hanging from the bar. Dress: Wear stretchable comfortable clothing appropriate for hanging upside. Rain reschedules. Ages 12-17 must be accompanied by adults. $35-$55. Registration required. Presented by The Amazing Portable Circus. 513-921-5454; Newport. Children’s Flying Trapeze School, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Learn to fly circus-style. Must be in reasonable physical condition and able to hold your body weight while hanging from the bar. Dress: Wear stretchable comfortable clothing appropriate for hanging upside. Rain reschedules. Ages 6-12. Must be accompanied by adult. $7. Registration required. Presented by The Amazing Portable Circus. 513-921-5454; Newport.


Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, More than 20 species of the world’s most weird and wonderful aquatic creatures. With new technology, new display cases and expanded gallery. Free kids during summer family hours with every adult paying full price 4-7 p.m. until Sept. 3. Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12. 261-7444; Newport.


Campbell County Farmers’ MarketAlexandria, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Southern Lanes Sports Center, 7634 Alexandria Pike, Parking lot. Includes produce, plants, flowers, jams, jellies, honey and arts and crafts. Presented by Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. 572-2600; Alexandria.


Newport Motorcycle Rally, 5 p.m.-midnight Music by the Natalie Wells Band 7-11 p.m. Festival Park Newport, Riverboat Row, Music, food, games, motorcycle show, contests and prizes. Free. Presented by City of Newport. 912-2509; Newport.


Independence Fourth of July Celebration, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Independence Memorial Park, Delaware Crossing, Rides, food, games fireworks and music. Free. Presented by City of Independence. 356-5302; Independence.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sidebar, 322 Greenup St. 431-3456. Covington.


Fast Forward, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Riverside Marina Bar and Grill, 145 Mary Ingles Highway (Ky. 8), Presented by Riverside Marina. 4428111; Dayton, Ky.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. Directed by Bill Gemmer and features John Von Ohlen. 261-2365; Covington.


The Sammus Theory, 7 p.m. With Solid Six, Session 9, 8Kount and One Day Alive. Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St. $10. 291-2233; Covington.


Tom Segura, 8 p.m. $14. 10:15 p.m. $14. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Ages 21 and up. 957-2000; Newport.

Arrasmith Farm Open Field Daylily Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Arrasmith Farm, 3595 Fender Road, Come stroll through row after row of blooms available for purchase directly from the field. 639-1711; Melbourne. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 3


Ride the Ducks Newport, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Ride the Ducks Newport, $15, $11 children. 815-1439. Newport. Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12. 261-7444; Newport.


Campbell County Farmers’ Market-Newport, 9 a.m.-noon, Historic Newport Business District, Monmouth Street, At 7th and Monmouth streets. Includes produce, plants, flowers, jams, jellies, honey and arts and crafts. Presented by Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. 572-2600; Newport. Simon Kenton High School Farmer’s Market, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Independence Courthouse, 5272 Madison Pike, Includes local vendors’ produce and products and organic produce grown by Simon Kenton’s Future Farmers of America. 803-9483. Independence.


Newport Motorcycle Rally, noon-midnight Fireworks at 10 p.m. Music by the Natalie Wells Band 7-11 p.m. Festival Park Newport, Free. 912-2509; Newport.


Independence Fourth of July Fireworks, 10 p.m. Independence Memorial Park, Free. 356-5302; Independence


Independence Fourth of July Celebration, 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Music by Woodwind Steel 7 p.m. Shuttle buses available at Summit View Middle School 8-9:45 p.m. Return buses until midnight. Independence Memorial Park, Free. 356-5302; Independence.


Fast Forward, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Riverside Marina Bar and Grill, 442-8111; Dayton, Ky.


New Sleepcat Band, 7 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 261-2365; Covington.


Tom Segura, 7:30 p.m. $14. 10 p.m. $14. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000; Newport.

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Flying Trapeze School, 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Newport on the Levee, $35-$55. Registration required. 513-921-5454; Newport. Children’s Flying Trapeze School, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Newport on the Levee, $7. Registration required. 513-921-5454; Newport.


Arrasmith Farm Open Field Daylily Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Arrasmith Farm, 639-1711; Melbourne.


Equinox Women’s Party, 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Yadda Club, 404 Pike St. Drinks specials and fun for the ladies. Presented by Equinox Cincinnati. 491-5600; Covington. Equinox Bear Party, 3 p.m.-9 p.m. 701, 701 Bakewell St. Drink specials and fun for men. Presented by Equinox Cincinnati. 431-7011; Covington.


FireCracker Classic Wiffle Ball Tournament, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Heritage Academy, 7216 U.S. 42, Two-division competitive wiffle ball event with top teams in slow pitch and modified pitch. Teams guaranteed three games. $75 per team, $60 advance by June 20. Presented by National Wiffle Ball Federation. 817-1614; Florence.


Newport Gangster Walking Tour, 1 p.m. 5 p.m. Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. 5th St. Explore Newport’s connection to wellknown crime figures, including gangsters, gamblers and ladies of the night. $15. 4918000. Newport. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 4


Ride the Ducks Newport, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Ride the Ducks Newport, $15, $11 children. 815-1439. Newport. Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12. 261-7444; Newport.


Newport Motorcycle Rally, noon-midnight Music by G Miles & the Hitmen 7-10 p.m. Festival Park Newport, Free. 912-2509; Newport.


Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, $5. 635-0111; Camp Springs.


Tom Segura, 7:30 p.m. $12. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000; Newport.


Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night, 5 p.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway. 426-0490. Fort Wright.


Jaylie Lommel (left) and Alisia Juarez took a ride in a fairy-tale themed horse and carriage at last year’s Independence Fourth of July celebration. This year’s event will take place July 2-3 and includes rides, food, games and live music. Hours are 5-11 p.m. Friday, July 2; and 4-11 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at Independence Memorial Park, Delaware Crossing. Fireworks are at 10 p.m. both nights. A parade is at 3 p.m. Saturday from Summit View to Memorial Park. Visit M O N D A Y, J U L Y 5


Ride the Ducks Newport, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Ride the Ducks Newport, $15, $11 children. 815-1439. Newport. Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12. 261-7444; Newport.


Newport Motorcycle Rally, noon-6 p.m. Warriors for the Children July Casino Ride at noon. Festival Park Newport, Free. 9122509; Newport.


Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport. Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Stories, songs and activities. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Cold Spring. Pajama Story Time, 7 p.m. Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs and activities. Ages 3 and up. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5033. Fort Thomas. Tot Time, 11 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Short stories, games, dancing and baby signing. Ages 18 months-2 1/2 years. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Cold Spring. T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 6


Campbell County Farmers’ Market-Highland Heights, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Vegetables. Campbell County Senior Center, 3504 Alexandria Pike, Parking lot. Presented by Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. 572-2600; Highland Heights.

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FARMERS MARKET Earth Mother Market, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Stables Building, 1038 S. Fort Thomas Ave. “Certified Organic” or “Certified Naturally Grown” growers. Includes produce, eggs and meat, value added products, flowers and soap. Rain or shine. Family friendly. 572-1225; Fort Thomas. LITERARY - STORY TIMES

Toddler Story Time, 11 a.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 572-5033. Fort Thomas. Toddler Story Time, 11 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 781-6166. Cold Spring. Toddler Story Time, 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. 572-5035. Newport.


Church Girls, 8 p.m. Stauss Theatre, 101 Fine Arts Center, Northern Kentucky University, Musical comedy. Chaos and calamity insue when the Umatilla Second Christian Church Women’s Auxilary League gets ready for its annual Mother’s Day Pageant. Dinner served in the Corbett Theatre Lobby one and a half hours prior to performance. $55 two shows, $30; show only $15 available beginning April 15. Registration required. Presented by Commonwealth Theatre Company. 5725464; Highland Heights.

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Tri-State Artists Meeting, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Florence Government Center, 8100 Ewing Blvd. Meet with local artists to exchange ideas and see what is going on in the art community. Call to confirm meeting location. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Boone County Visual Arts Association. 992-1857; Florence.


Live at the Levee, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. The Naked Karate Girls. Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Riverwalk Plaza. Summer concert series. 291-0550. Newport.


Lisa Landry, 8 p.m. $12. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, 957-2000; Newport.


Church Girls, 8 p.m. Stauss Theatre, $55 two shows, $30; show only $15 available beginning April 15. Registration required. 5725464; Highland Heights.


Arrasmith Farm Open Field Daylily Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Arrasmith Farm, 639-1711; Melbourne.


Bride’s Night Out, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St. Choose from hundreds of new and consigned designer bridal gowns, attend Bachelorette Party Remix and get tips and tricks from local experts on creating cool custom cocktails for wedding reception. Free. 513-562-2781 Newport.


Karaoke, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Arnie’s on the Levee, 120 E. Third St. $3 Red Stag cocktails. 4314340. Newport.



Coney Island is hosting the Coney Island Balloon Glow from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 3, on the banks of Lake Como at Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. The event includes music, entertainment, more than 20 glowing hot air balloons and Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks display. The glow is free, but pool and ride pricing applies; $10 parking after 4 p.m. Call 513-232-8230 or visit Pictured are some glowing balloons from last year’s event.

Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 5725033. Fort Thomas. Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 7816166. Cold Spring. Preschool Story Time, 11 a.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 5725033. Fort Thomas. Pajama Story Time, 7 p.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Ages 3 and up. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport.


The All-American Birthday Party at Sawyer Point Park is 4-11 p.m. Sunday, July 4, and includes food, drink, beer and live entertainment throughout the day, with headliner, the Carter Twins, pictured. The family-friendly event will have fireworks at 10 p.m. This year, the event honors United States military, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Yellow Ribbon Support Center. Attendees are encouraged to bring toiletry items that will be shipped to servicemen and women overseas.


CCF Recorder

July 1, 2010


Some basic considerations about freedom

Most Fourth of July holidays come and go casually. It’s good to get off work, take in a game, have a cookout, watch a parade or fireworks. To be honest, however, very little or no time is spent thinking about the blessings of freedom. During the last decade, the collective life of our country has been undergoing change and freedom threatened. The World Trade Towers destruction, the shoe and underwear bombers, the SUV packed with explosives left in Times Square on a Saturday night, the prediction that more such attempts are coming, etc. – keep us looking over our shoulders. There are enemies who don’t understand what true freedom nor our respect of it. Add to this the catastrophic spill of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, the staggering debt of $13 trillion, the immigration issue – and a mood develops that waits for

commitment to freedom. We could question if China, which curtails individual rights and restricts freedom, could rise to world power status. Yet, it’s been done before. That’s why our ancestors came to America in the first place – to escape such governments and rulers. To keep our freedom pure and effective, we must learn what freedom means today and what it demands of us. For too long we have equated freedom with license – and many have paid the price for that misconception. Many arrogantly claim, “This is a free country, I can do what I want!” Accepting this concept as true has led us to push the envelope too far, generated a coarse incivility, immodesty, narcissism, violence and the slow erosion of our morals. Freedom does not mean the ability to do anything I want. Freedom means the ability to do

another tragic shoe to drop. English historian Arnold Toynbee noted all the major civilizations that have come and gone or diminFather Lou ished over the Guntzelman centuries. For a few Perspectives their diminishment was due to conquest from without. But most of the civilizations declined because of deterioration from within. He also theorized that as new civilizations arose they tended to be located in a westerly direction from the previous one. If he’s correct, we may wonder, is China the next major civilization that will rise to great power and prestige we as decline? America is and has been a great country because of our dedication to individual rights and a

what I ought. License means doing whatever I want, irrespective of the consequences or harm to self or others. American Baptist minister and Harvard chaplain Peter Gomes explains, “Freedom’s only virtue is that it enables us to pursue that which God desires for us and which we, in our heart of hearts, desire for ourselves.” (italics mine) Freedom requires reflective choices about the purpose of life. Our Declaration of Independence is actually a Declaration of Dependence. The Constitution of the United States makes its citizens independent of kings, dictators, parliaments and even majorities as regards to basic rights and liberties. But our dependence is grounded on “the Creator,” who “has endowed man with certain inalienable rights among which are the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

If our freedom came from a king or the government, then that king or government could take it away. It is only because our freedom comes from God that it is called “inalienable,” i.e. it cannot be taken away. If we enslave ourselves to ego, power, government, drugs, prejudice or religious fanaticism, we’re not free. God wants none of these for us. Paul writes, “For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters, only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for selfindulgence, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ” (Galatians 5:13-14) Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Take a bite out of summer fruit, veggies Last week we were picking black raspberries from my bushes. T h i s week I went with daughterin-law Jessie and grandkids Rita Luke, Will Heikenfeld and Jack Rita’s kitchen tRouster’so u-pick blueberry farm in Clermont County. The blueberries, like everything else, are a couple weeks early this year. They were beautiful and we left with loaded buckets of blueberries. Jess freezes most of hers for pancakes; I freeze some and make jam, as well. You’ll find a recipe in the box of pectin.

Lemon parfait with fresh berries

This is a very soft-set parfait, perfect for layering with seasonal fruits. I made it mostly with blueberries. All berries have lots of vitamin C and are full of fiber, so eat up! 6 oz. cream cheese, softened 3 ⁄4 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 cup whipping cream 2 tablespoons lemon juice 4 cups fresh berries Combine cream cheese

and sugar. Beat on low speed until smooth. Add cream and beat until smooth. Increase speed to medium high and beat until cream is billowy – it won’t hold stiff peaks. Add lemon juice and stir briefly just to blend. Line up four parfait or wineglasses. Beginning with berries, evenly layer berries and cream. Garnish with mint sprig. Can be made three hours before serving. Serves four.

Love at First Bite’s yellow squash and tomato parmesan

Thank God I have a young editor, Lisa Mauch, who turned me on to this cookbook. It’s inspired by the four hugely popular vampire-based fantasy romance “Twilight” novels by Stephenie Meyer. The novels chart a period in the life of Isabella “Bella” Swan, a teenage girl who moves to Forks, Wash., and falls in love with a 104year-old vampire named Edward Cullen. The series is told primarily from Bella’s point of view. Book No. 3, “Eclipse,” is coming out as a movie and opens June 30. The cookbook, “Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook” by Gina Meyers, is a fun read, plus the recipes look pretty darn good. Here’s one I’m going to try, since my squash is already bearing abundantly.


“Love at First Bite” is a cookbook written by Gina Meyers based on the “Twilight” series of books and movies. The recipe wasn’t clear – it didn’t tell what to do with the other half of the veggies, etc. so I am assuming the whole dish is a layered one. 2 yellow crookneck squash, cut into 1⁄2-inch slices (I’ll be using zucchini) 2 large tomatoes, cut into 1⁄2-inch slices 1 ⁄2 cup grated Parmesan, divided 1 tablespoon dried oregano (I’ll be using 2 tablespoons fresh) 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted (I’d use a bit more) In an 8-by-8-inch baking dish, layer half the squash and tomatoes on the bottom. Sprinkle half the cheese and half the oregano. Drizzle with half the butter. Make more layers, topping

Rita and grandsons Luke, Will and Jack at Rouster’s blueberry field. with cheese and oregano. degrees. Drain cherries, Serves six. reserving 1 cup juice. ComAnd here’s the quote at bine Splenda and cornstarch the end: “What if I’m not in saucepan and stir in the hero? What if I’m the reserved juice. Cook until bad guy?” - Edward. mixture begins to boil. Boil one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from Cherry pie with Splenda heat; stir in lemon juice, For Helen Kane, who extract and food coloring. wanted a sugar-free pie with Fold in cherries; cool slightcanned cherries. ly and spoon into pie shell. Place second shell over 2 cans, 14.5 oz. each, filling and make slits in top. pitted tart red cherries Bake 40 to 50 minutes or 3 ⁄4 cup Splenda granulatuntil crust is nice and golden. ed Cover edges with foil to 1 ⁄4 cup cornstarch prevent overbrowning, if 2 teaspoons lemon juice necessary. Cool an hour 1 ⁄4 teaspoon almond before setting up. extract Few drops red food coloring if you want Quick pickled beets We should all be eating Preheat oven to 375 more beets. They help pre-


vent cancer and birth defects. For Laura, a Northern Kentucky reader. No real recipe, but here’s how I do it: drain a can of sliced or small whole beets. Slice a medium onion thinly and add to beets. In a saucepan, bring to a boil a cup of cider vinegar, sugar to taste (start with about 1⁄3 cup) and a dash or two of salt. Pour this over beets. Some people add a dash or two of allspice or cloves. Cool and chill. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Time for some midsummer ‘yardening’ tips looking for broken or cracked limbs. If you see something, or are not quite sure, Ron Wilson call in a In the garden c e r t i f i e d arborist to evaluate the situation and then correct the problem. To find a certified arborist in your area, ask your local independent garden store or local landscape firm for referrals, or visit As we cruise into the month of July, here are a few timely “yardening” tips: Keep watering as needed – As a general rule of thumb, for optimum growing conditions, established plants (and turf) would like about an inch of rainfall every 10 days to

two weeks. If Mother Nature doesn’t come through (check your rain gauge – you do have a rain gauge, right?), then you need to supplement as needed. For established trees, evergreens and shrubs, try using a Ross root feeder. For landscape beds, stationary sprinklers or soaker hoses work great. And don’t forget “GatorBags” (like the Treegator brand) for watering newly planted trees (up to 3-4 inch diameter). Remember to water deeply and thoroughly each time you water. Pinch mums and asters for the last time by no later than July 15. Keep deadheading those spent flowers on annuals and perennials to encourage more new growth and more flowers. Cut back leggy annuals to rejuvenate the plants. Keep planting fresh annuals for

great summer colors, as well as blooming perennials. Apply grub preventers to the lawn if needed. Late July and August are the perfect times for digging, dividing and moving iris and peonies. Be sure to feed roses, perennials, annuals, veggies, etc. as needed. Keep fluffing the mulch to prevent crusting of the top layer. Mulch helps to prevent weeds, control soil temperatures and helps maintain soil moisture. Watch for infestations of Japanese beetles. Hosing off the early scouts and females may help keep them moving on. Spraying insecticides is limiting in controls - be sure to spray when bees are not present. Hand pick beetles, or knock them off into a bucket of soapy water. Temporary covering of plants with cheesecloth may also help.

If you have potted plants, going away for a few days can be a problem. Who’s going to water the plants? Here are a few tips to help: • Group pots together in the shade • Use Soil Moist in the soil • Water plants just before you leave • This may be one time you can use saucers underneath your potted plants to hold extra water • Use “AquaCones” or something similar to help drip water while you’re away. Practice before you leave to see how long these procedures will last. Talk to you next time, in the “yarden”!

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The Yearlings, a volunteer organization that raises money for charity, will host a golf outing July 17, at A.J. Jolly golf course in Alexandria. Pictured from left-to-right is Julie King, Sherry Smith, Haley Taylor, Lisa Martin, Rachel Huleter, Melanie Cunningham and Terrie Rogers.

The Yearlings’ fourth annual stallions golf outing will take place July 17, at the A.J. Jolly Golf Course in Alexandria. The tournament will have a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Lunch and registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $80 per golfer and $320 for a foursome. Golfers will receive lunch, an 18-hole scramble format, beer, snacks, gifts, games and prizes. Payment and registration is required by July 10. The Yearlings is a volunteer organization committed to raising the money for charity.

Charities that will benefit from the Yearlings in 2010 include the American Cancer Society’s Touched by Cancer Youth Day Camp, Scarf It Up for Those In Need, a program of Shoulder to Shoulder, Inc. and Wave Foundation, Inc. In addition to sponsorships, this event raises money for charity and for scholarships through individual admission tickets, silent auction, raffles and other donations. For information on corporate sponsorships, call 513-248-4547. The golf course is located at 11541 Alexandria Pike.

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Maid game for July’s Shop Bellevue. Patrons get a chance to find the Old Maid card and collect cards for businesses and Bellevue icons. At each participating business, shoppers get to pick an unknown card from the deck in hopes of finding the grand old dame. If she’s found, she’s worth a fabulous grand prize from Cleves and Lonnemann Jewelers. If her younger sister, The Old Maiden’s, card is found, the card-holder will be the proud owner of a customdesigned Old Maid doll created by Beth McGrath of The Crone Cottage. Not to worry, all the nonMaid cards have value too. Follow the instructions on each on how to collect and receive discounts and gifts at Bellevue businesses. Trading with friends and even strangers on the sidewalk will be encouraged. Shope Bellevue will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, July 2, along historic Fairfield Avenue.

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July events at the Campbell County branch libraries 4 p.m. Thursday, July 29 Don’t miss the Summer Reading finale. Come prepared to get wet in this show full of water, magic and jokes. Ages 6-11. Please register. Carrico/Fort Thomas • Book Club 7 p.m. Thursday, July 1 A discussion of this month’s book Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure by Matthew Algeo. Visitors welcome. • Adventure Club: Popcorn and a Movie 4 p.m. Monday, July 5 Popcorn and a movie. Ages 6-11. Please register. • ‘Tween Wii 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 6 Come to the library and play Wii games. Ages 8-12. Please register. • Writing Group 7 p.m. Thursday, July 8 Enhance writing skills with other people and providing mutual support. Adults. No registration required. • Family Scavenger Hunt 1 p.m. Saturday, July 10 Bring the whole family to the library for fun and prizes in this year’s scavenger hunt. Please register. • Cinema Under the Stars: Outdoor Movie 8 p.m. Saturday, July 10 Bring the family for an outdoor movie night. Free soda and popcorn provided. No registration required. • Adventure Club: Cincinnati Museum Center presents Coral - A Colorful Community 4 p.m. Monday, July 12 Learn about the most colorful and diverse place in the ocean. Ages 6-11. Please register. • Tantalizing Times Photo Exhibit 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 15 Show off summer photos. Enjoy an exhibition of the summer happenings captured in photographs. All participants receive a certificate - prizes awarded to the top photos. Refreshments provided. Registration not required. • Fun & Safety on Two Wheels: Bicycle Clinic 2 p.m. Sunday, July 18 Learn the basics of keeping your bicycle in tip-top shape, etiquette and safety on the road and tips for making your rides more enjoyable. No registration required. • Adventure Club: Wonderful Water 4 p.m. Monday, July 19 A hands-on science day and explore the properties of water. Ages 6-11. Please register. • Teen Summer Movie 4 p.m. Thursday, July 22 Escape the heat and stop by the library for a movie. Movies must be rated PG-13

or lower. Ages 13-18. Please register. • Dungeons & Dragons 1 p.m. Saturday, July 24 An afternoon of Dungeons & Dragons. Beginners and advanced players welcome. Ages 10 and up. Registration not required. • Hot Dog. Picnic with PNC Bank 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, July 24 In an effort to encourage summer reading, PNC Bank will serve free hot dogs as a light lunch and give away book bags while supplies last. Enjoy music by New Brasil. Registration not required. • Adventure Club: Water Show 4 p.m. Monday, July 26 Don’t miss the Summer Reading finale. Come prepared to get wet in this show full of water, magic and jokes. Ages 6-11. Please register. • Board Games 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 27 Stop by the library to play board games and win a prize. Ages 13-18. Please register. • PNC Bank presents: Saving, Budgeting & Borrowing for the Newly Independent 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 27 Representatives of PNC Bank show you how to make sound decisions regarding personal finance. Adults. Please register. • Art After Hours: Summer Reading Finale 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday, July 30 Enjoy the work of over a dozen artists from the area. This event features a diverse body of artwork, hor d’oeuvres and wine. Music for the evening provided by area favorites The Lou Lausche Quartet. No registration required. Newport • Music with Kelley and Hayes 2 p.m. Saturday, July 3 Hear this duo play ‘80s favorites with an acoustic and unique spin. No registration required. • Book Club 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 6 A discussion of this month’s book The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan. Visitors welcome. • Adventure Club: Popcorn and a Movie 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 6 Popcorn and a movie. Ages 6-11. Please register. • Johnny Depp Movie Marathon 2 p.m. Friday, July 9 Three Johnny Depp films will be shown. Snacks provided. Ages 12-18. Registration not required. • Adventure Club: SpongeBob Under the Sea Party

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Stanley Ahr

Stanley G. Ahr, 81, Highland Heights, died June 24, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center in Fort Thomas. He was a salesman with Storer Cable, member of Newport Elks Lodge No. 273, Bellevue Vets and Democratic Club. His first wife, Marianne Zimmerman Ahr, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Doris Stephens Ahr of Highland Heights; sons, Steve Ahr from Louisville, David and Kurt Ahr, both from Erlanger; daughters, Deborah Turner and Leah Britt, both from Alexandria; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery in Cincinnati. Memorials: Wood Hudson Cancer Research Lab, 931 Isabella St., Newport, KY 41071.

Cora Blaker

Cora Lena Lippert Blaker, 86, Dayton, died June 24, 2010, at her home. She worked at J.C. Penney for 30 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bellevue. Her husband, Elmer Joseph Blaker; and sisters, Marie Horseman, Christeen Delph, and Florene Kukaites, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Joyce Hinton of Dayton; one grandchild; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Burial was at Peach Grove Cemetery, Pendleton County. Memorials: First Baptist Church, 254 Washington St., Bellevue, KY 41073.

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John Coldiron Sr.

John David Coldiron Sr., 82, of Southgate, died June 15, 2010, at Savannah’s Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Ga. He operated a family construction company which built homes in greater Cincinnati and was a World War II Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, June Purdy Coldiron of Southgate; son, John Coldiron II and one granddaughter. Memorials: Tri-State Habitat for Humanity, 9900 Princeton Glendale Road, Suite 216, Cincinnati, OH 45246-1122.

Charlie Colemire

Charlie Colemire, 62, Augusta, died June 20, 2010, in Campbell County. He was a self-employed construction worker for Colemire Excavating Inc. and a member of First Baptist Church of Augusta. Survivors include his wife, Kim Colemire of Augusta; sons, Michael Colemire of Foster, Jeremy Colemire of Paintsville; daughters, Clarissa Colemire of Vanceburg; Amanda Blevins of Augusta; father, Robbie Colemire, Sr. of Foster; step-sons, Jonnie Thompson of Brooksville, Steve McCay of Brooksville; step-daughter, Aundrea McCay of Augusta; sister, Vivian Colemire of Southgate; brothers, Scotty Colemire, Robbie Colemire Jr., and Daniel Colemire, all of Foster and eight grandchildren. Burial was in the Lenoxburg Cemetery in Foster. Memorials: First Baptist Church of Augusta, 300 E. Fourth St., Augusta, KY 41002.




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Marvin L. Cox, 51, of Cincinnati, formerly of Fort Thomas, died June 19, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center in Fort Thomas. He was disabled. Survivors include his son, Chris Cox of Cincinnati; brothers, Richard Cox of Bethel, Ohio, Ralph Cox, Jr. of Fort Wright and Jeff Cox of Cincinnati; sisters, Melissa Gertz of Mason and two grandsons. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home in Bellevue handled the arrangements.

George Eshman

George H. Eshman, 83, Foster, died June 21, 2010, at his home. He was a member of the Lenoxburg Baptist Church and a World War II United States Navy veteran. Survivors include wife, Nevalee Painter Eshman of Foster; son Mark Eshman of Foster; daughters, Brenda McCandless of Morgan and Kathy Eshman of Southgate; brother, Johnny Eshman of Peach Grove; sister, Betty Stewart of Amelia and four grandchildren. Burial was in Peach Grove Cemetery in Pendleton County. Peoples Funeral Home in Butler handled the arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of HopeMaysville, 909 Kenton Station Road, Maysville, KY 41056.

Thelma Hanners

Thelma Hanners, 101, of Marengo, Ohio, formerly of Dayton, died June 23, 2010, at Bennington Glen in Marengo. She was a clerk at Western & Southern Life Insurance Co. in Cincinnati and past president of Dayton High School PTA. Her husband, Wayne Hanners, died previously.



Survivors include her sons, Larry Hanners of East Palestine, Ohio, and Wayne Hanners of Dublin, Ohio; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great grandchild. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate.

Carole Ann Laycock

Carole Ann Laycock, 76, Dayton, died June 22, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Raymond Laycock Sr.; daughters, Debbie Fultz of Foster, Kathy Scarbrough of Kokomo, Ind., Vicky Taylor of Taylor Mill and Lorie Wells of Fort Thomas; son, Raymond Laycock, Jr. of Bellevue; brothers, Wayne Wever of Fort Wayne, Ind. and Joe Wever of Bellevue; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria.

Theresa Meek

Theresa J. Meek, 58, Florence, died June 21, 2010, at her home. She was a licensed practical nurse with Patient First. Survivors include daughters, Laura Parrish of Cincinnati and Elizabeth Macke of Independence; son, Brian Macke of Crystal Lake, Ill; mother, Mary Meek of Villa Hills; brothers, Robert Meek of Edgewood, David Meek of Cold Spring, Steven Meek of Cincinnati and five grandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Theresa Meek’s Grandchildren’s Fund, make checks payable to Laura Parrish, c/o Middendorf Funeral Home, 3312 Madison Pike, Fort Wright, KY 41017.

Mary ‘Cricket’ Noel

Mary “Cricket” E. Noel, 87, Crestview, died June 23, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a homemaker, a Sunday school teacher and a secretary for a bank trust department, a member of the Cold Spring Elementary School PTA and Christ Baptist Church, Cold Spring. Her husband, Melvin Noel, died previously. Survivors include her son, Paul Noel of Cold Spring; daughter, Melva Prather of Cold Spring; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Charles Profitt

Charles E. Profitt, 77, Highland Heights, died June 25, 2010, at his home. He was a field service engineer with Highway Equipment Co., a Korean War veteran, Explorer Scout leader, civil air patrol, and past commander of American Legion Post #630 in Blue Ash, Ohio. Preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Profitt. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Sprecker Profitt of Highland Heights; sons, Charles Profitt of Middletown, Ohio, and John Profitt of Roseland, Fla.; daughter, Susan Miller of Cold Spring, Ky.; 8 grandchildren, 2 stepgrandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Rd., Florence, KY 41042.

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Daniel Shore

Daniel Wayne Shore, 30, of Lexington, formerly of Pendleton County, died June 19, 2010, at his home. Survivors include his mother, Elaine Shore of Covington; father, Clarence Crain of Lexington; sons, Tyler Reynolds of Cincinnati, Brandon Seibert of Covington, Janison Douglass of Monticello, Ind.; daughter, Serenity Shore of Pendleton County; brother, David Crain of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sisters, Jennifer Crain of Highland Heights, Rebecca Crain of Asheville, N.C., Sandra Lynn Rund of Monticello, Ind. Burial was in Peach Grove Cemetery in Pendleton County.

Frances Silbernagel

Frances Rose “Bink” Silbernagel, 59, Covington, died June 18, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood. She was a child care provider and homemaker. Survivors include her sons, Zachary Silbernagel of Taylor Mill, Maxwell Silbernagel and Noah Silbernagel, both of Covington; daughters, Hedy Silbernagel of Newport, Greta Schwass and Aimee Silbernagel, both of Covington; brothers, George Schumacher and Richard Schumacher, both of Covington, Fred Schumacher of Mobile, Ala., John Schumacher of South Carolina and Thomas Schumacher of Cottonwood, Ariz.; sisters, Annie Mize and Betty Schumacher, both of Covington, Margaret Green of N.M. and two grandchildren. Don Catchen and Son Funeral Home in Elsmere handled the arrangements.

Steven Waller Sr.

Steven Kelly Waller Sr., 54, Newport, died June 14, 2010, at his home. His daughter, Dorothy Morris, and sister, Ruth Phillips, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Waller; daughters, Sandra Rogers of Hebron and Kelly Brown of Alexandria; son, Steven Waller Jr. of Newport; sisters, Janet Holbrook of Indiana and Judy Pickering of Columbus; brother, Samuel Waller Jr. of Florida; and 18 grandchildren. Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, handled the arrangements.

Debra Willen

Second reading this 15th day of June, 2010.



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CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS. KENTUCKY ORDINANCE NO. 04-2010 AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 7/1/2010 THROUGH 6/30/11, BY ESTIMATING REVENUES AND RESOURCES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF CITY GOVERNMENT. WHEREAS, a budget proposal and message has been prepared and delivered to the Mayor and City Council; and WHEREAS, Mayor and City Council have reviewed such budget proposal and made necessary modifications; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY: Section I That the budget for the fiscal year beginning 7/1/2010 and ending 6/30/2011 is hereby adopted as follows: General Municipal Fund Road Fund FY 10-11 FY 10-11 RESOURCES AVAILABLE: Fund balance carried forward $3,320,668.00 $13,711.00 Estimated Revenues: Property Tax $ 505,000.00 Licenses & permits $2,735,000.00 Intergovernment $ 6,350.00 $125,000.00 $ Fines & Forfeits Charges for Services $ 219,000.00 Other $ 285,300.00 $ Transfer from General Fund $150,000.00 Total Estimated Revenue $3,750,650.00 $275,711.00 Total Resources Available for Appropriation $7,071,318.00 $288,711.00 Appropriations: Administration Dept. $ 696,966.00 Police Dept. $1,439,436.00 Maintenance Dept. $ 543,726.00 P&Z Expenses $ 88,700.00 Streets Capital Outlay $ 13,000.00 Debt Service $ 816,561.00 $ 150,000.00 Transfers Bond Expenditures $1,110,593.00 $4,859,282.00 Total Appropriations Excess of Resources Over/Under Appropriations $-1,108,632.00 Estimated Fund Balance End of Fiscal Year $2,212,036.00 See attached summary of finances. Section II That this Ordinance shall be signed by the Mayor, attested by the City Clerk/Treasurer, recorded and published. Same shall be in effect at the earliest time provided by law. First reading this 1st day of June, 2010. Second reading this 15th day of June, 2010.



Debra K. Barnes Willen, 52, a homemaker, Taylor Mill, died June 24, 2010, at her home. Survivors include her husband, Joseph Willen; daughter, Jackee Willen of Hebron; son, Joseph A. Willen II of Hebron; stepson, John R. Willen of Crittenden; brothers, Jerry Barnes of Burlington and Billy Barnes of Crestview; and six grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials to: Memorial and Honor Donation Program - American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Jean Williams

Jean Williams, 76, Southgate, died June 20, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a bookkeeper. Survivors include her husband, Arthur Williams of Southgate; sisters, Susie Sebastian and Helen Turner, both of Fort Thomas, Beulah Raleigh of Southgate, Wilma Harper of Warren, Mich. and Lena Bruce of Sterling Heights, Mich.; brothers Garfield Turner and Garland Turner, both of Fort Thomas and Rick Raleigh of Garden City, Mich. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate.

Linda Young

Linda S. Young, 58, Newport, died June 26, 2010, at her home. She was the owner of Linda’s Diner in Newport. Survivors include her husband, Stanley Young of Newport; sons, Stanley Young Jr. and Joseph Lee Young, both of Newport; daughters, Edna Young, Melinda Young, Tonya Young and Angel Young, all of Newport; sister, Georgia Schleyer of Goshen, Ohio; and seven grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

On the record POLICE REPORTS Fort Thomas


Timothy Lyman, 22, 25 Margarette Lane, DUI, careless driving at 1930 Monmouth St., June 22. Jamie Vires, 33, 3316 Whispering Woods Drive, fourth degree assault at 925 North Fort Thomas Ave., June 19. Robert Bryan Walker, 39, 836 Virginia Braford Court, reckless driving, DUI at I-471 north, June 20. Stephanie Murdock, 26, 500 University Lane Apt. 117, DUI at Us 27 at I-471, June 19. John Irvine, 28, 25-501 Barker St., alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest at 115 South Grand Ave., June 18. Maxwell Levine, 18, 231 Ridgewood Place, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking marijuana, possession of alcohol by a minor at 42 North Fort Thomas Ave., June 17. Jeffrey Courtney, 40, 724 Covert Run Pike No. 3, warrant at Alexandria Pike at Woodfill, June 17. Michael Bradford, 23, 60 Arlington Place, DUI at Memorial Parkway at

Waterworks, June 17. Joshua Baynum, 20, 52 Pine Hill Road, DUI at Mary Ingles Highway at Rt. 8, June 17.

Incidents/reports Second degree burglary

Reported at 147 Sherman Ave., June 22. Reported at 72 Tower Hill Road, June 18. Reported at 1122 Alexandria Pike, June 17.

Second degree criminal mischief

Reported at 1538 Alexandria Pike, June 23.

Highland Heights/Southgate Arrest

Shawn Sprinkle, 43, 5137 Whitney Drive, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, fourth degree assault at 2625 Alexandria Pike, June 21. Joshua Roaden, 27, 71 Perkins Road, warrant at North I-471, June 22. John South, 20, 2101 Monmouth St.

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The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. No. 4, warrant at 3829 Canyon Court, June 21. Bradley Brentlinger, 28, 569 Marley, warrant at South I-471, June 18. Donald Overman, 70, 18 Custis Ave., DUI at Taylor and Memorial, June 20. Joseph Aaron Hornsby, 21, 4209 Church St., DUI at Three Mile/I275, June 19. Thomas Fitzgerald, 22, 26 Woodland Hills Drive No. 1, wanton endangerment at 26 Woodland Hills Drive, June 18. Ronald Goderwis, 23, 6 Theta Court, DUI at west I-275, June 17.

Kendall Hollis, 23, 1500 Pembridge Drive 1405, warrant at I-275 and I471, June 17. Helena Nina Dawn Loper, 32, 211 First St., warrant at 2301 Alexandria Pike, June 12.

Incidents/reports Theft by unlawful taking

Reported at 2335 Alexandria Pike, June 22. Reported at 11 Bordeaux Drive, June 20. Reported at 109 Electric Ave., June 12.

Theft of identity

Reported at 19 Dorothy Drive, June 19.

Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle

Reported at 778 Ravine Court Apt. 2d, June 15.

Kelly Miller, 27, of Detroit and Dustin Deck, 28, of Covington, issued June 5. Jamie Pentack, 26, of Philadelphia and Timothy Seibert, 29, of Fort Thomas, issued June 5. Alice Terry, 34, and Jeffrey Kendrick, 38, both of Fort Thomas, issued June 7. Michelle Prewitt, 22, and Tracy Bush, 48, both of Fort Thomas, issued June 7. Anna Stephenson, 23, of Georgia and Thomas Cecil II, 23, of Fort Thomas, issued June 8. Lauren Hickey, 24, of Cincinnati and Kevin Gosney, 27, of Covington, issued June 8. Catlynn Taylor, 23, of Alexandria and Justin Baker, 26, of California, issued June 9. Kristen Reinert, 24, of Fort Thomas and Jeffrey Stewart, 27, of Minnesota, issued June 9. Joyce Crossland, 50, of Indiana and Joseph Jackson, 47, of Covington, issued June 12. Lisa Sebastian, 44, of Fort Thomas and Michael Schlueter, 46, of Dayton, issued June 12. Sarah Ingram, 28, of Lawrence-

burg and Stephen Lickert, 31, Fort Thomas, issued June 12. Samantha Springer, 25, of Mariemont and Richard Merman III, 29, of Fort Thomas, issued June 12. Charlotte Dorn, 41, of Cincinnati and Steven Steinkamp, 50, of Cold Spring, issued June 12. Sherri Madison, 27, of Wilder and Eric Chan, 27, of Cincinnati, issued June 14. Stefanie Morano, 29, of Covington and Timothy Snow, 31, of Peoria, issued June 14. Sahara Hennekes, 20, and Justin Britton, 21, of Edgewood, issued June 14. Stephanie De Blasio, 21, of Edgewood and Rhys De Blasio, 20, of New Jersey, issued June 14. Chelsea Morgan, 18, and Nathan McIntosh, 20, both of Fort Thomas, issued June 16. Anna Feeney, 27, of Maysville and William Abner Jr., 27, of Covington, issued June 16. Lara Blanken, 38, of Covington and Thomas Seiter, 38, of Fort Thomas, issued June 17.


Scarf It Up For Those In Need 859-802-4881

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Community Family Church 513-315-9003

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Feminine Hygiene Products

Safe Place Program of Homeward Bound 859-491-8303


Safe Place Program of Homeward Bound 859-491-8303

Cleaning supplies


Be Concerned, Inc 859-291-1340

Children's puzzles, multicultural dolls

Jump Ropes

Children, Inc. 859-431-2075

Play Dishes, Play Tools, Bean Bags Chairs, Sensory Balls Children, Inc. 859-431-2075

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati 513-421-8909

Items for Silent Auction

Pool Sticks

Wooden clothes pins

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati 513-421-8909

Child size table seats 4 Children, Inc. 859-431-2075

Linens and Towels

Frankies Furry Friends Rescue Inc. 859-635-9114

Hygiene items

Be Concerned, Inc 859-291-1340

Items for Flea Market

Sisters of Notre Dame 859-392-8229

Dog supplies

Sisters of Notre Dame 859-392-8229

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Plastic Easter Eggs

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Frankies Furry Friends Rescue Inc. 859-635-9114

Dog Items

Frankies Furry Friends Rescue Inc. 859-635-9114

Material or towels

Frankies Furry Friends Rescue Inc. 859-635-9114

White Board


The Point/ARC of Northern Kentucky 859-491-9191

WHEREAS, a budget amendment has been prepared and delivered to the Mayor and City Council; and


WHEREAS, Mayor and City Council have reviewed such budget amendment and made necessary modifications; and

Crayons to Computers 513-482-3290


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Used but good bed linens

Frankies Furry Friends Rescue Inc. 859-635-9114

Prizes to be used for Project Sticker Shock participants

Kenton County Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse 859-760-2051

Sidewalk chalk, bubbles, crayons, scissors, paper, pencils

Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission 859-581-6607

Used/New Picture Frames

New Perceptions Inc. 859-344-9322


New Perceptions Inc. 859-344-9322

Matress pads, queen size, baby bed , summer clothes 4t and 2t girls

Children, Inc. 859-431-2075

Fabric markers, trash cans with lids, chalk boards, paper, infant toys, small drinking cups. Children, Inc. 859-431-2075

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Boone County Schools 859-282-4628

Four cars seats , 3-4 foot slide triple stroller, 2 porta cribs, 1st sleep castle(outdoors) Children, Inc.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY: Section I That the annual budget for the fiscal year beginning 7/1/2009 and ending 6/30/2010 is amended as follows: General Municipal Fund Road Fund FY 09-10 FY 09-10 RESOURCES AVAILABLE: Fund balance carried forward $2,196,583.00 7,172,513.00







$150,000.00 $270,200.00

150,000.00 272,390.00

Total Resources Available for Appropriation $6,105,133.00 16,126,649.00 $416,000.00


Estimated Revenues: Property Tax Licenses & permits Intergovernment Fines & Forfeits Charges for Services Other Bond Proceeds

$596,000.00 $2,595,000.00 $1,350.00 $200.00 -$216,000.00 $500,000.00 5,360,000.00

FINANCING Transfer from General Fund Total Estimate Revenue

$3,908,550.00 8,954,076.00

Appropriations: Administration Dept. Police Dept. Maintenance Dept. P&Z Expenses Streets Capital Outlay Debt Service Transfers Bond Expenditures Total Appropriations

$655,330,00 $1,377,168.00 $503,200.00 $86,500.00 $7,000.00 $818,800.00 $250,000.00

475,000.00 2,635,975.00 8,150.00 221,500.00

652,307.00 1,437,736.00 527,880.00 83,400.00


$13,000.00 $818,989.00 150,000.00 9,122,669.00 $3,697,998.00 $12,805,981.00 $416,500.00

Excess of Resources Over/Under Appropriations


Estimated Fund Balance End of Fiscal Year

$2,407,135.00 $3,320,668.00 $0.00

$-3,851,905.00 $145,800.00


LEGAL NOTICE The Newport Planning and Zoning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. in the Newport Municipal Complex, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky. The hearing will be held for interested parties to hear and present evidence relative to the following agenda items: PZ-10-05 The Applicant is requesting a Change of Concept Plan Inquiries regarding this public hearing should be addressed to: J. Gregory Tulley AICP Development Services Director City of Newport 998 Monmouth Street Newport, Kentucky 41071 859-292-3637 1776835/1571495

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See attached summary of finances. Section II That this Ordinance shall be signed by the Mayor, attested by the City Clerki/Treasurer, recorded and published. Same shall be in effect at the earliest time provided by law. First reading this 1st day of June, 2010. Second reading this 15th day of June, 2010 ATTESTED: MAYOR GREGORY V. MEYERS JEAN A. RAUF CITY CLERK/TREASURER Ord 10.03 PUBLISH CCR: 7-1-10 CE-1001570534-01

ORDINANCE NO. O-11-2010 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A LEASE FOR THE FINANCING OF A PROJECT: INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO MIDWAY PROJECT, AMPHITHEATER, PARAMEDIC UNIT, & STREET SWEEPER; PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT AND SECURITY OF THE LEASE; CREATING A SINKING FUND; AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF VARIOUS DOCUMENTS RELATED TO SUCH LEASE WHEREAS, the governing body of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky (the "Lessee") has the power, pursuant to Section 65.940 et seq. of the Kentucky Revised Statutes to enter into lease agreements with or without the option to purchase in order to provide for the use of property for public purposes; WHEREAS, the governing body of the Lessee (the "Governing Body") has previously determined, and hereby further determines, that the Lessee is in need of the Project, as defined in the Lease hereinafter described, which may include but not be limited to Midway Project, Amphitheater, Paramedic Unit, and Street Sweeper; WHEREAS, the Governing Body has determined and hereby determines that it is in the best interests of the Lessee that the Lessee and the Kentucky Bond Corporation (the "Lessor") enter into a Lease Agreement (the "Lease") for the leasing by the Lessee from the Lessor of the Project; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF FORT THOMAS, KENTUCKY, AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Recitals and Authorization . The Lessee hereby approves the Lease Agreement (the "Lease") substantially the form presented to this Governing Body. It is hereby found and determined that the Project identified in the Lease is public property to be used for public purposes. It is further determined that it is necessary and desirable and in the best interests of the Lessee to enter into the Lease for the purposes therein specified, and the execution and delivery of the Lease and all representations, certifications and other matters contained in the Closing Memorandum with respect to the Lease, or as may be required by the Lessor prior to delivery of the Lease, are hereby approved, ratified and confirmed. The Mayor and Clerk of the Lessee are hereby authorized to execute the Lease, together with such other agreements or certifications which may be necessary to accomplish the transaction contemplated by the Lease. Section 2. General Obligation Pledge. Pursuant to the Constitution of the Commonwealth and Chapter 66 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, as amended (the "General Obligation Statutes"), the obligation of the Lessee created by the Lease shall be a full general obligation of the Lessee and, for the prompt payment of the Lease Payments, the full faith, credit and revenue of the Lessee are hereby pledged. During the period the Lease is outstanding, there shall be and there hereby is levied on all the taxable property in the Lessee, in addition to all other taxes, without limitation as to rate, a direct tax annually in an amount sufficient to pay the Lease Payments on the Lease when and as due, it being hereby found and determined that current tax rates are within all applicable limitations. Said tax shall be and is hereby ordered computed, certified, levied and extended upon the tax duplicate and collected by the same officers in the same manner and at the same time that taxes for general purposes for each of said years are certified, extended and collected. Said tax shall be placed before and in preference to all other items and for the full amount thereof; provided, however, that in each year to the extent that the other taxes of the Lessee are available for the payment of the Lease Payments and are appropriated for such purpose, the amount of such direct tax upon all of the taxable property in the Lessee shall be reduced by the amount of such other taxes so available and appropriat ed. There is hereby established with the Lessee a sinking fund (the "Sinking Fund"). The funds derived from said tax levy hereby required or other available taxes shall be placed in the Sinking Fund and, together with interest collected on the same, are irrevocably pledged for the payment of all bonds or obligations issued under the General Obligation Statutes and all Tax Supported Leases, as defined in General Obligation Statutes, including the Lease herein authorized, when and as the same fall due. Amounts shall be transferred from the Sinking Fund to the Lessor at the times and in the amounts required by the Lease. Section 3. Severability. If any section, paragraph or provision of this Ordinance shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the invalidity or unenforceability of such section, paragraph or provision shall not affect any of the remaining provisions of this Ordinance. Section 4. Sunshine Law. This Governing Body hereby finds and determines that all formal actions relative to the adoption of this Ordinance were taken in an open meeting of this Governing Body, and that all deliberations of this governing Body and of its committees, if any, which resulted in formal action, were in meetings open to the public, in full compliance with applicable legal requirements. All resolutions, ordinances, orders or parts Section 5. Conflicts. thereof in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed and the provisions of this Ordinance shall prevail and be given effect. Section 6. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage and publication of a summary thereof, as provided by law. INTRODUCED, SECONDED AND ADOPTED, at a duly convened meeting of the Governing Body, held on June 21, 2010, after first reading held on June 7, 2010, signed by the Mayor of the Lessee, attested by the Clerk, filed and indexed as provided by law. By: Mary H. Brown, Mayor Attest: By: Melissa K. Kelly, City Clerk

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July 1, 2010 ORDINANCE NO. O-09-2010

ORDINANCE NO. O-08-2010 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET AND THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT REVITALIZATION FUND BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF FORT THOMAS, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KY, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 7/1/2009 – 6/30/2010, BY ESTIMATING REVENUES AND RESOURCES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF CITY GOVERNMENT. WHEREAS, an annual budget proposal and message have been prepared and copies delivered to the Board of Council; and WHEREAS, a Public Hearing has been conducted and the Board of Council has reviewed the proposed budget for FY 2009 – 2010 and made any necessary modifications;


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF FORT THOMAS, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY: SECTION I That the annual budget for the Fiscal Year beginning 7/1/2009 and ending 6/30/2010 for the following funds is hereby adopted:

SECTION I That the annual budget for the Fiscal Year beginning 7/1/2010 and ending 6/30/2011 for the following funds is hereby adopted: RESOURCES AVAILABLE



Estimated Carry-Over Balance

$ 2,471,533







Investment Income


State/Fed/Reimb. Rev


Current Services


Projected Assessments Miscellaneous


Transfer Funds


Franchise Tax

Estimated Carry-Over Balance

Taxes Licenses/Permits Fines/Penalties Investment Income State/Fed/Reimb Rev Current Services Projected Assessments Miscellaneous Transfer Funds Franchise Tax

1,194,981 General Administration


Police Department


Fire Department


Recreation Department


General Services Dept. Grants and Subsidies


Capital Improvements


Transfer Funds Reservation of Funds 9,904,641 10,889,641 TOTAL EXPENDITURES 1,984,317 2,143,317 ESTIMATED SURPLUS SECTION II That the annual budget for the fiscal year beginning 7/1/2009 and ending 6/30/2010 for the following funds is adopted as follows: RESOURCES AVAILABLE


Estimated Carry-Over Bal.


Current Services Transfer Funds


Lease Revenue

1,500,000 2,000,000

Interest Income





1,938,500 2,438,500


2,167,111 2,667,111

EXPENDITURES Midway Project Expense

1,000,000 1,125,000

Transfer to Debt Service


Transfer to General Fund Personnel


Professional Services


Waste Collection Expenses Misc. Operation Funds


Amphitheater Project


Rossford Park Project



1,643,380 2,418,380


523,731 248,731

This Ordinance shall be signed by the Mayor, attested by the City Clerk, published according to KRS Chapter 424, and shall be in effect at the earliest date provided by law. APPROVED: ______________________________



_________________________________ Melissa K. Kelly, City Clerk CE-1001570453-01



General Administration Police Department Fire Department Recreation Department General Services Dept. Grants and Subsidies Capital Improvements Transfer Funds Current Services

1,180,613 3,046,135 2,596,455 456,842 2,118,571









403,000 562,681

65,000 210,000 12,301 15,801

SECTION II That the annual budget for the fiscal year beginning 7/1/2010 and ending 6/30/2011 for the following funds is adopted as follows: RESOURCES AVAILABLE


Estimated Carry-Over Bal.

$ -0-

REVENUES Interest Income Subscriber Fees Transfer Funds






EXPENDITURES Debt Principal Payments Debt Interest Payments Program Fees Transfer Funds Capital Expense TOTAL EXPENDITURES

493,179 126,738



5,000 245,000






That the annual budget for the fiscal year beginning 7/1/2010 and ending 6/30/2011 for the following funds is adopted as follows:

RESOURCES AVAILABLE Estimated Carry-Over Bal. Current Services Transfer Funds Lease Revenue Interest Income Miscellaneous


TOTAL REVENUES TOTAL AVAIL. FUNDS EXPENDITURES Midway Project Expense Transfer to Debt Service Transfer to General Fund Personnel Professional Services Waste Collection Expenses Misc. Operation Funds

450,956 -0500 12,500

WASTE FUND $16,001 776,099





159,204 495,891 54,900 32,500 55,200








This Ordinance shall be signed by the Mayor, attested by the City Clerk, published according to KRS Chapter 424, and shall be in effect at the earliest date provided by law.

Mary H. Brown, Mayor




1st Reading: June 7, 2010 ADOPTED: June 21, 2010 Published: July 1, 2010





51,000 5,000





56,580 345,000

500 280,000


Grants Revenue

11,888,958 13,032,958

4,312,909 4,317,392 63,900 200,355 176,660 582,584







9,417,425 10,561,425

$ 3,011,718



Lease Revenue



1st Reading: June 7, 2010

APPROVED: ______________________________ Mary H. Brown, Mayor

ADOPTED: June 21, 2010 Published: July 1, 2010 ATTEST: _________________________________ Melissa K. Kelly, City Clerk



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WHEREAS, the Mayor of the City of Fort Thomas, with approval of the Board of Council when applicable, previously appointed all Employees and non-elected City Officers to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor;

CORRECTION CAMPBELL COUNTY DELINQUENT TAX REPORT The Campbell County Delinquent Tax Report that ran on June 24th should have read the following: "CONTACT THE CAMPBELL CO. CLERK’S OFFICE FOR P A Y -O F F INFORMATION- 859-2923845." 1001571065

WHEREAS, the duties of said Officers and positions have been set forth in the “Personnel and Pay Classification Plan” adopted by Ordinance 0-21-81; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF FORT THOMAS, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY: SECTION I POLICE OFFICERS EXCLUDING THE POLICE CHIEF That the rates of pay of the police officers, excluding the Police Chief, be and the same are hereby fixed and determined so that said employees shall receive for their services pay at the following hourly rates for the 20102011 Fiscal Year commencing on July 1, 2010, as hereinafter shown: POSITION


Police Lieutenant Police Sergeant Senior Police Officer (10 or more years) Senior Police Officer (5 or more years) Police Officer, First Class Police Officer, Second Class Police Recruit

$32.21 $28.59 $25.83 $25.71 $25.52 $24.67 $23.84

The work week for the Police Department shall be defined as a calendar week beginning Saturday at 11:00 p.m. and continuing until Saturday at 11:00 p.m. SECTION II FIREFIGHTERS EXCLUDING THE FIRE CHIEF That the rates of pay of the firefighters of the Fire Department of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, who are members of IAFF Local #1928 and listed below, be, and the same are hereby fixed and determined, so that said employees shall receive for their services pay at the following rates for the 2010-2011 Fiscal Year commencing on July 1, 2010, as hereinafter shown: POSITION


Captain, Grade 5 $18.91 Lieutenant, Grade 4 $18.28 Firefighter/Paramedic, Grade 3B $18.00 Firefighter, Grade 3 $15.90 Firefighter/Paramedic, Grade 2B $17.65 Firefighter, Grade 2 $15.56 Firefighter/Paramedic, Grade 1B $17.27 Firefighter, Grade 1 $15.25 Employees will be paid at the above hourly rates for the first forty hours of work each week and one and one half (1½) times that rate for all additional hours worked each week. In the event that a need for overtime should occur in the Fire Department because of emergency, sickness or other unforeseen conditions, the following hourly rates shall be paid: POSITION UNSCHEDULED OVERTIME HOURLY RATE OF PAY Captain, Grade 5 Lieutenant, Grade 4 Firefighter/Paramedic, Grade 3B Firefighter, Grade 3 Firefighter/Paramedic, Grade 2B Firefighter, Grade 2 Firefighter/Paramedic, Grade 1B Firefighter, Grade 1

$45.38 $43.87 $43.21 $38.15 $42.34 $37.38 $41.45 $36.63

In the event of a need for a 24-hour overtime shift, the following rates shall be paid for that shift: POSITION


Captain, Grade 5 $786.93/shift Lieutenant, Grade 4 $786.93/shift Firefighter/Paramedic, Grade 3B $786.93/shift Firefighter, Grade 3 $786.93/shift Firefighter/Paramedic, Grade 2B $786.93/shift Firefighter, Grade 2 $786.93/shift Firefighter/Paramedic, Grade 1B $786.93/shift Firefighter, Grade 1 $786.93/shift The work week for the Fire Department shall be defined as beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, and continuing until Sunday at 7:30 a.m. SECTION III GENERAL SERVICES EMPLOYEES WHO ARE MEMBERS OF AFSCME LOCAL #286 That the rates of pay of the employees of the General Services Department of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, who are members of AFSCME Local #286, be and the same are hereby fixed and determined so that said employees shall receive for their services pay at the following hourly rates for the 2010-2011 Fiscal Year, effective on July 1, 2010, as hereinafter shown: POSITION


Laborer, Class A $23.71 Laborer, Class B $22.71 All other compensation shall be made pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement as approved by the Board of Council. Employees will be paid at the above hourly rates for the first forty (40) hours of work each week and one and one-half (1½) times that rate for all additional hours worked each week. The work week for the Department shall be defined as beginning at 12:00 a.m. Sunday and continuing until Saturday at 11:59 p.m. SECTION IV NON-ELECTED OFFICERS AND NON-UNION EMPLOYEES


City Administrative Officer Assistant to CAO / Economic Development Dir. City Treasurer / Director of Finance Director of Parks and Recreation Director of General Services General Services Foreman Police Chief Fire Chief Main Street Coordinator POSITION

$107,816.28 $64,272.00 $93,796.95 $69,594.53 $89,237.66 $70,277.42 $91,025.22 $91,025.22 $43,443.86 HOURLY RATE OF PAY

City Clerk / Executive Secretary Finance Officer / Purchasing Agent Finance Clerk (LH) Finance Clerk (NR) Facilities Maintenance Supervisor Parks and Greenspace Laborer II Parks and Greenspace Laborer I Recreation Secretary / Administrative Assistant Building Inspector / Zoning Administrator General Services Administrative Assistant Mechanic Police Clerk Police Clerk (Part Time) Fire Clerk (Part Time)

$27.33 $30.44 $21.06 $18.87 $29.54 $15.40 $12.28 $19.45 $28.66 $18.69 $25.57 $20.64 $13.19 $11.51

SECTION V All ordinances, resolutions or parts thereof in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed.


SECTION VI This ordinance shall take effect and be in force at the earliest date provided by law.

1st Reading: June 7, 2010 ADOPTED: June 21, 2010 Published: July 1, 2010 ATTEST: ______________________________ Melissa Kelly, City Clerk

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE CITY OF WILDER, KENTUCKY’S ANNUAL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 07/01/10 THROUGH 6/30/11 BY ESTIMATING REVENUES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF CITY GOVERNMENT. Whereas, an annual budget proposal and message has been prepared and delivered to the City Council, and Whereas, the City Council has reviewed each budget proposal and made necessary modifications; Now, Therefore be it ordained by the City of Wilder, Kentucky

RESOURCES AVAILABLE: Fund Balance Forward Estimated Revenues Taxes Licenses & Permits Intergovern. Revenue Fees and Fines Charges and Services Other Total Est. Revenues Total Est. Revenues for Appropriation APPROPRIATION : General Government Police Fire Public Works Streets Parks and Recreation Total Appropriations

APPROVED: ______________________________ Mary H. Brown, Mayor

SECTION I General Frederick’s Municipal Landing Road Aid Fund 1,000,000 70,000 118,000 1,458,600 1,215,200 16,200 57,545 500 95,000 8,000 2,834,845 86,200 3,834,845 86,200 1,323,406 895,197 940,695 655,930 19,617 86,200 3,834,845 86,200

Construc Fund 1,457,342

47,400 300 47,700

529,535 29,535




LEGAL NOTICE One More Bar, LLC, mailing address 6680 Licking Pk., old Spring, KY 41076 Hereby declares intention(s) to apply for an Entertainment License(s) no later than July 15, 2010. The business to be licensed will be located at 6680 Licking Pk. Cold Spring, KY 41076 doing business as One More Bar. The (owner(s); Principal Officers and Directors; Limited Partners; or Members) are as follows: Owner, Sheila Beatty of 6680 Licking Pk., Cold Spring, KY 41076. Any person, association, corporation, or body politic may protest the granting of the license(s) by writing the Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1003 Twilight Trail, Frankfort, KY. 40601-8400, within 30 days of the date of this legal publication. 1466939/1567730

LEGAL NOTICE Clearwire, LLC is proposing the construcExcess Resources O/Appropriations 0 0 0 1,986, 877 tion of a telecommunications installation on the parcel known That this ordinance shall be signed by the Mayor, attested by the City Clerk, recorded as 900 7th Avenue in and published. Same shall be in effect July 1, 2010. the City of Dayton, Campbell County, Stanley Turner, Mayor Kentucky. The teleAttest: communications inPASSED: June 7, 2010 at first reading Tracy Gibson, City Clerk stallation is a proPASSED: June 21, 2010 at second reading posed collocation on PUBLISHED: CC Recorder July 1, 2010 an existing telecommunications tower. Any interested party CITY OF SOUTHGATE wishing to submit CAMPBELL COUNTY, KY comments regarding the potential effects ORDINANCE 10-03 the proposed facility AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF SOUTHGATE, may have on any KENTUCKY, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR JULY 1, 2009 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2010, BY HISTORIC PROPERESTIMATING REVENUES AND RESOURCES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE T Y may do so by sending comments OPERATIONS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CITY. WHEREAS, an annual budget proposal and message have been prepared and delivered to: Project OH-CIN 1185 c/o Infinigy Ento the City Council; and gineering & SurveyWHEREAS, the City Council has received such budget and has made the necessary ing, PLLC, 11 Hermodifications. The annual budget for the fiscal year beginning on July 1 2009, and ending bert Drive, Latham, New York 12110 or on June 30, 2010, is hereby amended and adopted as follows: via telephone at 518Special Southgate General Municipal 690-0790. Sewer Community LGEA Memo Totals Fund Road Aid 1001570955 Fund Center, Inc Fund Bal. Forward Estimated Revenues Transfer of Funds Total Res. Available for Appropriation


$1,232,790 $34,526




$95,219 $30,478














$55,500 $212


$47,500 $46,000


-$47,500 $0





$3,678,034 $37,877





$3,627,918 $30,478


$10,785 $212


Anticipated Expenses Administration Police

That the following employees will be paid at the stated rates in bi-weekly installments for the 20102011 Fiscal Year, commencing on July 1, 2010: POSITION

CITY OF WILDER, KENTUCKY Ordinance No. 10-0601


Streets Sewers Waste Collection Fire Community Center Parks Garage #2

$236,939 $234,115





$236,939 $234,115


$0 $235,127


$0 $0

$650,410 $651,463 $879,127

$608,185 $29,829 $8,606 $34,645 $13,059 $195,000 $0 $184,362 $1,463,910 $1,515,850 $0 $114,353 $116,789 $0 $57,493 $57,832 $0 $147,124 $136,940 $0 $3,539,058 $8,606


$650,410 $651,463 $644,000

Total Anticipated Appropriations $3,540,181 $13,059 Excess Res. Available over/under Appropriations Est. Fund Balance at End of Fiscal Year










$0 $10,194 $9,406




$0 $235,127

$0 $10,194

$0 $0

$649,147 $38,435 $47,704 $195,000 $184,362 $1,463,910 $1,515,850 $124,547 $126,195 $57,493 $57,832 $147,124 $136,940 $3,792,985

$9,406 $212





$138,976 $29,271





$87,737 $17,419





$138,976 $29,271





$87,737 $17,419





This ordinance will become effective and in force from and after its adoption and publication as provided by law. Enacted on this 2nd day of June, 2010. _____________________ James G. Hamberg, Mayor City of Southgate Attest: ____________________________ Jody Anderson, City Clerk First Reading: Second Reading: Published:

05/19/2010 06/02/2010 07/01/2010 (corrected copy)


LEGAL NOTICE The Newport Board of Adjustments will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. in the Newport Municipal Complex, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky. The hearing will be held for interested parties to hear and present evidence relative to the following agenda items: BA-10-16 326 E 6th Street, Newport, Kentucky The applicant is requesting an expansion on a conditional use Requested by: Kenneth Clift BA-10-17 331 E 4th Street, Newport, Kentucky The applicant is requesting a height variance to construct a fence Requested by: C. W. Mitchell 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 1776835/1571494

Community Classified 513.242.4000

Sell it quicker by selling it closer to home.


CCF Recorder

July 1, 2010

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