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Civil Air Patrol program offers leaderships skills By Amanda Joering Alley

FORT THOMAS — For most teenagers, flying an airplane isn’t something they commonly get to do. But for those involved in the Air Force’s Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadet program at the Fort Thomas Army Reserve Center, flying a plane is just one of many extraordinary experiences. Keith Clapp, public informa-

tion officer for the Civil Air Patrol’s 73rd composite squadron in Fort Thomas, said the Civil Air Patrol began in 1941, a week before Pearl Harbor was attacked. The group, a nonprofit organization, was started by civilian pilots who wanted to help with the war effort. After World War II, CAP became an auxiliary group of the Air Force, but has remained a nonprofit civilian organization. Clapp said the CAP consists of

The Civil Air Patrol is holding an open house grill out at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 16 at the Fort Thomas Army Reserve Center. Food and membership information will be provided.

seniors, the adult members and cadets, who can be as young as 12, who respond to requests from the Air Force to do air and ground missions, including finding miss-

ing people and downed aircraft, helping with disaster relief and taking reconnaissance pictures. While the adults, who make up the CAP’s group of pilots, do most of the air missions, a bulk of the ground missions are completed by the cadets under adult supervision. “Our cadets are very self-motivated and responsible,” Clapp said. “They take their work seriously and really contribute a lot.” Through the cadet program,

they learn military customs and courtesies, get the chance to fly a plane and get their pilots license, and get to have one-of-a-kind experiences across the country, Clapp said. Christian Davis, a 16-year-old Cincinnati resident, said he decided to join the CAP because of his father, a member of the CAP who also serves in the Air Force. “I originally joined for the See CAP, Page A2

Damage ends A.J. Jolly season By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA — A.J. Jolly Golf Course will close prematurely Aug. 13 after all 18 greens were damaged beyond repair. Campbell County will close the course to prepare for the 2013 golf season, and all 18 greens will be replanted, according to a news release from the Campbell County Fiscal Court. “The circumstance of the loss of the grass on the greens is a matter that we are continuing to investigate,” said Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine. The county knows the turf’s death coincided with a routine application of materials by the staff on all the greens the afternoon of July 8, Horine said. “The greens started to show distress on the afternoon of July 8, and the areas showing distress corresponded exactly to the areas that were treated on July 5,” he said. A wetting agent and fungicide were applied, Horine said. “This is a routine procedure that our staff has done in the past when we experience hot-dry conditions,” he said. There was no reason to think the treatment would jeopardize the greens, Horine said. Temperatures were over 100 degrees on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday after application, he said. “We would not have expected the heat to have any affect on it,”

Horine said. The greens were watered immediately after the treatment and are regularly watered, he said. Having the damage occur during the course’s 50th anniversary year is “terribly sad,” Horine said. All the greens will be replanted with a new variety of “bentgrass” that is dense, fast growing, and more playable than the existing greens were, according to the county’s news release. Work has to begin now to take full advantage of the fall growing season, according to the news release. The cost of reseeding the greens is not really the issue because the materials are not costly and the golf course staff will do the work, Horine said. “The more critical thing from a fiscal standpoint is the loss of revenue from the remaining quarter of the season that remains, and that’s unfortunate and we are still determining the number that we are going to lose,” he said. The only “silver lining” is this will be the first time the county has done comprehensive update on the course, Horine said. The work will also allow the county to reclaim some of the green playing surfaces lost to encroachment of the fairways upon the greens, he said. The encroachment of the fairways might only be an inch or less a year, but it adds up over time, See GOLF, Page A2



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Items including World War II ration books and other military memorabilia fill a display case inside the Campbell County Historical and Geneological Society office in the courthouse in Alexandria. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Historical society offered library space By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA — Campbell County’s volunteer historical society has agreed to move to the first floor of a planned South Branch of the county’s library system once it is built. The Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society’s home has been the second floor of the Campbell County

Courthouse in Alexandria since 1994. The Campbell County Public Library intends to open a two-story South Branch at Parkside Drive south of Alexandria and has agreed to allow the historical society to use the 5,000square-foot first floor. JC Morgan, director of the library, announced the library has signed a contract with the historical society to use the first floor of the South Branch at the July 17 li-

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brary Board of Trustees meeting. It’s an effort to help the historical society, a good organization, said Rebecca Kelm, chairperson of the library’s Board of Trustees. “They’re in a building that’s not very accessible,” Kelm said. “It’s not very friendly to their materials.” See HISTORY, Page A2

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Fort Thomas teen hospitalized after being hit by car By Amanda Joering Alley

FORT THOMAS — A Fort Thomas teen is still in the hospital after being hit by a car Monday, July 30. Clay Frink, a incoming junior at Highlands High School, walked into a moving vehicle in the road at the corner of Highland Avenue and North Fort Thomas Av-

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Historical society president Ken Reis, of Grants Lick, said he understands funding for the South Branch remains an open issue with a related library tax rate issue expected on the ballot in November, but the society’s board is proceeding upon the presumption the library will be built. The library and historical society have a long history, originally providing space in the Cold Spring Branch and one of the library’s employees being the society’s secretary, Reis said. “From the very moment we became a historical society the library system sponsored us,” he said. Unlike Kenton County’s library, genealogy and lo-

enue, said Lieutenant Rich Whitford with the Fort Thomas Police Department. Clay, who was taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, sustained serious injuries including several skull fractures and bruising of his brain and is in the intensive care unit, Whitford said. Whitford said police and fire units responded to the

scene of the accident and did a scene reconstruction, but that no charges are going to be filed in the case. Clay is a member of Highland United Methodist Church, where he works in the church’s Twisty Grill. The church community has come together in support of Clay, holding a prayer vigil the night of the accident and organizing ef-

cal history has not been a main goal of Campbell County’s library, Reis said. Th public library often sends people with local history questions to the historical society, he said. “We have the largest local history library in Northern Kentucky outside of the Kenton County Public Library,” Reis said. The Alexandria courthouse’s second floor is stacked from floor-to-ceiling with shelves of books, filing cabinets, historical artifacts, and a collection of 5,000 photographs, he said. The courthouse has humidity and other issues that make it less than ideal for storing aging items, Reis said. The society also has its own museum, but there is no room to display many of the more than 3,000 historical artifacts, he said. The society has more than

200,000 names in a genealogy files on computers, and has documents ranging from marriage and death records to a file on every one-room schoolhouse the county ever had including grade books from them, Reis said. “Now, moving all of this, it gives me a headache to even think about it,” he said. The society’s 2,900square-foot space in the courthouse is “packed,” and the move to a bigger library space is reason enough alone to move, Reis said. “For me personally, I had very, very big reservations for the pure fact that I love this building, to me it's home,” he said. “I've been up here every Tuesday night since 1994.” The library first approached the society more than six months ago with a


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forts to help the family. Larry Karow, associate pastor at the church said cards, letters and notes of encouragement for Clay and his family can also be dropped off at the church, and he will take them to the hospital to show Clay the support he has from the community. “We are asking for everyone’s prayers,” Karow

said. Karow said the concern right now is whether Clay’s brain will be able function properly or not. The church is collecting donations of gift cards for restaurants near Children’s Hospital to provide food for Clay’s parents, Pam and Neal Frink, who have been staying at the hospital with him.

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proposal to move to the first floor of the South Branch, Reis said. Reis said he was initially hesitant to share the request with his board, thinking they

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chance to fly, but I’ve really gotten into the ground mission work,” said Davis, who has been a member of the CAP for more than four years. “We get to do so many things and meet so many people and it all builds character and is fun.” Captain Steve Burke,

wouldn’t like the idea of moving away from the historical courthouse. What will happen to the courthouse and what the Fiscal Court will do with the buildleader of Fort Thomas’s cadet program, said building leadership skills is something the cadet program really focuses on. “We really challenge the kids to become leaders,” Burke said. “A lot of these kids go on to amazing things.” Burke said while their are a lot of great youth programs, he doesn’t know of any that offer such a wide range of opportunities. In the CAP, members get


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to pick what they want to do and what kind of training they want to get, from concentrating on flying to getting medical training. Being part of the CAP does not require any kind of military commitment, and a pretty small percent of cadets end up joining the military, Burke said. But, Burke said the experience in the CAP can help the cadets in whatever they do and opens up doors to civil and military scholarships for college. “CAP gives them amazing opportunities that they wouldn’t have had otherwise and really broadens their horizons,” Burke said. For more information about the Civil Air Patrol, contact Keith Clapp at 6288362 or visit



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Horine said. “So, when golfers come out next spring they’ll find larger greens,” he said. The course renovations are unexpected and sudden, Horine said. “It’s not an improvement that we had intended to do this year,” he said. Season pass holders have already been notified by mail of the early closing. Flagg Springs Golf Course in California has agreed to honor the course’s senior passes for the rest of the year at no cost, Horine said. Pass holders will still have to pay the cart fee at Flagg Springs in the same way they did at A.J. Jolly, he said. And pass holders will be eligible for a 25 percent discount on 2013 season, Horine said.

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Gov. Steve Beshear issued an executive order establishing the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange, a requirement of the federal Affordable Care Act. The Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange is an online marketplace that will provide one-stop shopping for individuals to enroll in qualified health coverage plans. Those plans may be offered through the exchange or coverage through other federal or state health care programs, including Medicaid and the Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program. The exchange will also assist employers in facilitating the enrollment of their employees in health plans, enable individuals to receive premium tax credits and premium subsidies and qualify small businesses for tax credits. The exchange will begin operation Jan. 1, 2014. Kentucky must demonstrate readiness to operate a state health benefit exchange by the end of 2012, or that responsibility will default to the federal government. Several interest groups representing employers, health care advocates, and citizens including the Kentucky Hospital Association, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Kentucky Voices for

Health, and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield have expressed that the commonwealth, not the federal government, should operate the exchange for the state. The executive order establishes the Office of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange, which will oversee the implementation and operations of the exchange. The office will be housed in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The Cabinet and the Department of Insurance have been involved in planning for the exchange since 2010. The commonwealth has received three exchange grants from the Federal Department for Health and Human Services totaling $66.4 million for planning and implementation of a state exchange. The development and operation of the Kentucky Exchange will be funded entirely with federal dollars until Jan. 1, 2015, after which the exchange will be wholly funded with revenues it generates. Beshear selected Carrie Banahan to serve as executive director of the Office of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange. A career state employee with experience in the Department of Insurance and the Department of Medicaid Services, Banahan currently serves as

the executive director of the Office of Health Policy within the Cabinet. The governor’s executive order also establishes an 11-member Exchange Advisory Board. Nominees for the panel representatives must have relevant experience in health benefits administration, health care finance, health plan purchasing, health care delivery system administration, public health, or health policy related to the small group and individual markets and the uninsured. Beshear expects to announce appointments to the advisory board by mid-August. States have two decisions to make after the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act: how to implement the health benefit exchange and whether to expand Medicaid eligibility to 133 percent of the federal poverty level. The question of whether states will expand Medicaid eligibility is completely unrelated to the health benefit exchange implementation. Kentucky is still in the process of gathering information on the possible impacts of Medicaid expansion, and as a result, no decision has been made. To learn more about the Affordable Care Act visit

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A veteran Campbell County law enforcement figure has been named the county’s new sheriff, replacing longtime Sheriff John Dunn, who retired Tuesday. David Michael Fickenscher, chief deputy jailer at the Campbell County Detention Center since 2009, was appointed and sworn in Tuesday by Judge-executive Steve Pendery. “Dave is very highly qualified to do this job,” Pendery said. “...We’ve been working with him a long time, so we know how he handles himself, we know the quality of work he’s been doing, and in the end he ended up being a pretty obvious choice for the job.” Pendery said he also wanted someone who didn’t intend to run in the November special election to fill the remainder of Dunn’s term, which expires Dec. 31, 2014. The county Democratic and Republican parties each may nominate a candidate by

Aug. 14, and the winner will be sworn in immediately following the election. Independent candidates may also run. A Campbell County native, Fickenscher was a police officer from 1985 until 2009. He spent 22 years with the Campbell County Police Department, rising through the ranks to lieutenant and head of the investigations unit. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He led investigations into high-profile local cases such as the 2005 murder of Alexandria businessman Bob Bosley and the 1989 disappearance of Steve Hafer, of Grants Lick, which was determined to be a murder 19 years later. Fickenscher is also a small businessman. Since 1997, he has owned the Internet-based Riverwind Surveillance Supply, which sells horse owners wireless barn and trailer cameras and computer monitoring systems modeled on law enforcement surveillance equipment. The chief duties of the sheriff’s department are

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U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, a Republican who represents Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District, cited a family health issue when he resigned , five months before the end of his term. Davis submitted his resignation to Gov. Steve Beshear and Speaker of the House John Boehner and said it would be effective at the close of business that day. Gov. Steve Beshear’s office said it is reviewing the process on how to deal with the vacancy and couldn’t comment further with Beshear away on an economic development trip in Germany. Davis announced in December he would not be seeking re-election for a fifth term in Congress so he

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might opt to put the special election on the November ballot, said Trey Grayson, a former Kentucky secretary of state who now heads Harvard’s Institute of Politics. The political parties would likely nominate Massie and Adkins, who would then appear on the ballot twice. That would allow the winner of the gen-

could spend more time with his family. Republican Thomas Massie and Democrat Bill Adkins are on the November ballot to succeed Davis. The U.S. Constitution requires a special election to fill a vacant seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Because the special election must be at least five weeks from now, Beshear

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“I thank the people of Kentucky’s Fourth District for the honor of serving as their Congressman over the last eight years. “When I was a Cadet at West Point, I internalized the words of the U.S. Military Academy’s motto, ‘Duty, Honor, Country.’ Next, I learned that success was based on honoring God, Family, and Work, in that order. In December 2011, I decided that in order to honor those values, I needed to retire from Congressional service so I could more effectively serve my family as a husband and father. “Those priorities continue to guide my decisions. Recently, a family health issue has developed that will demand significantly more of my time to assist. As a result, I cannot continue to effectively fulfill my obligations to both my office and my family. Family must and will come first. “Therefore, I am resigning from the U.S. House of Representatives effective at close of business on July 31, 2012. “I have served with great men and women in the Congress in both parties, and leave knowing that the House is filled with people who love this country and are working to make our future better. I am grateful to have been blessed by being a part of this great institution.”

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Alexandria resident powers Coney Island's flowers 20,000 plants put in this year

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Alexandria resident Mike Schauff, landscape manager for Coney Island, kneels next to a floral clock display he created inside the amusement park. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Palm trees planted by Alexandria resident Mike Schauff, landscape manager at Coney Island, line the pool and a picnic area at Sunlight Pool. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

center," Schauff said. Schauff said he is continuing to add more palm trees around the pool area. Within five or 10 years there will be about 200 to 300 palm trees surrounding the pool, he said. Schauff has also completed projects including a waterfall garden, and bringing back a floral clock – long a mainstay of the original park. It's not an exact replica

of the original clock, he said. On the new clock the hands go backwards. "The whole idea is to rewind time to fun," Schauff said. For winter, Schauff and his staff move many of the plants inside a greenhouse they construct on-site annually, he said. After Hurricane Katrina, Schauff brought wood from old southern white pine trees felled by the

Citing concerns that alcoholic beverage laws in Kentucky are outdated and sometimes contradictory, Gov. Steve Beshear announced the creation of the Governor’s Task Force on the Study of Kentucky’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Laws. Specifically, the task force will conduct a focused study and review of the laws with an emphasis on the following: » The number and types of alcohol licenses issued by the state and what activities each license should authorize. » The effectiveness of local option election laws in achieving their goals and representing the interests of the various voting localities. » The enhancement of public safety and compliance with regulatory re-

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ter, rocks and other natural materials is his goal, Schauff said. Coney Island is a great place to be able to do that, he said. "I just enjoy the large amount of rhythm that you get to create," Schauff said. "There is so much to work with, with the nostalgia of the park. It makes it a lot of fun." The landscaping throughout the park is

storm and created several more than 12-foot-tall flower display stands lining the driveway where vehicles enter the park. Using lots of droughtresistant plants, the park stays full of a wide variety of plant and flower colors throughout the spring, summer and fall, he said. Schauff said he has spent much of his time building ponds and waterfall gardens for people privately. He started working in landscaping at age16 and never stopped. Creating an experience for people using plants, wa-


CINCINNATI — Behind the flower gardens, trees fountains and waterfalls lining the paths inside Coney Island is Alexandria resident and landscaper Mike Schauff. Schauff, 32, a resident of Alexandria for eight years and a native of Batavia, is the landscape manager for the 136-year-old, 100-acre amusement park, which is also home to Sunlight Pool. Schauff is an Ohio Certified Nursery Technician. "I think this year we planted over 20,000 plants and annuals," Schauff said. From mulching in the spring to planting and caring for the expansive gardens requires constant maintenance, he said. "We have a lot of tropical things that you're not going to find at a local garden




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Local school program curbs energy usage By Chris Mayhew

Reviewing homework and class strategies will be done by desk lamp by many teachers at Bellevue Independent and Campbell County Schools this year as area school districts work to curb energy usage and costs. The desk lamp program is one way an energy management program under way at six Campbell County school districts and Pendleton County Schools is having an impact. As the shared energy manager for the seven school district’s Nathan Wright’s full-time job is to find energy cost-savings and help with energy education issues. The districts first hired an energy manager in the summer of 2010. Other members of the local energy alliance include the independent school districts of Dayton, Fort Thomas, Silver Grove and Southgate. Most of the school districts will be competing in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2012 Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings, Wright


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Parents have stake in SBDM

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Important decisions concerning curriculum, rules, policies and staffing happen in all public schools at a School Based Decision Making Council (SBDM). The SBDM system, started in 1990 by the Kentucky Education Reform Act, is designed to include the voices of parents through a shared decision-making process, according to the Kentucky Department of Education’s website. Led by the school’s principal, the five-member council must be comprised of at least two parent representatives and three teacher representatives, but can also have proportionally larger representation, said Kentucky PTA President Teri Gale. The SBDM

councils are designed to focus on issues impacting student achievement and members examine and make decisions based upon test score data, Gale said. One of the most important duties of an SBDM is selecting a principal, Gale said. In 2011, Senate Bill 12 was approved and for the first time gave superintendents a role in the replacement of principals, according to the KDE website. Now a superintendent, or their designated representative, serves as the chair of the SBDM during the principal selection process. Highlands High School Principal Brian Robinson said, as the decision-making bodies at each school, the SBDM councils are really the people that make things happen in schools. “The councils are quite powerful and very important in the

state of Kentucky,” Robinson said. “Having a democratic decision-making approach is really important because it brings in multiple stakeholders that offer different perspectives.” Parents are the voice of students and parents on the council, Gale said. Although parents are only two of five members, and can be outvoted, school officials want to hear their thoughts. “The parents have a very strong say on those councils,” she said. “They listen to what the parents have to say.” Many parents don’t realize SBDM councils, which have public meetings, exist, Gale said. From dress codes to lunches, setting a wellness policy to whether or not the school will have a nurse, nothing goes on in the school without the SBDM council’s approval, she said.

“As far as the school, this is the one way they can really have input and make the changes for their school and students,” Gale said. Fort Thomas mother Vickie Pelgen, who has served on the SBDM councils at Woodfill Elementary School, Highlands Middle School and now Highlands High School, said she made the decision to join the council because she feels it’s important to know what’s going on in her children's education. Pelgen said as a parent, she likes having a chance to have her views and opinions heard through the council. “I think its extremely important to have parents’ input,” Pelgen said. “I think having input from parents and educators makes each school stronger.

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Dayton High to start guitar class By Amanda Joering Alley

DAYTON — This coming school year Dayton High School students will have a new outlet for their musical creativity outside of the school band and general music class. Students in all grades now have the opportunity to take a newly created guitar class, taught by the school’s band director Bill Klopp. Klopp, who has played guitar for years, said he started a similar guitar program at other schools he worked for and the students have really enjoyed the class. “The guitar is such a popular instrument in our culture, it’s usually a pretty popular class,” Klopp said. “Having this class opens up the chance to learn an instrument to more than just students in the band.” In the class, students will learn the basics of guitar, how to care for it, how to play basic chords and how to read music and tablature. By learning how the play the guitar, Klopp said students are gaining a lifelong skill. “My hope is that they will keep learning songs and making music,” Klopp said. “I want my students, when they leave this school, to have a love for music.” Superintendent Jay Brewer said it is important for schools to find ways to connect with students that extend beyond the school day. “This class is a great example of connecting with students in a real way and providing them with real world skills that they can apply today,” Brewer said. “I am very excited to see this opportunity for our students.” Klopp said the biggest challenge when starting a program like this is building up an inventory of instruments. While some students may already own guitars or have access to the funds to buy a guitar, many do not, so Klopp is hoping there are community members out there who have guitars they aren’t using who are willing to donate them. “We need to have instruments readily available so kids who can’t afford them can still participate,” Klopp said. “If we get some people to donate guitars, they will definitely be put to good use.” For more information or to donate, contact Bill Klopp by calling 292-7486 or emailing

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Boys golf

» Brossart lost to Holy Cross 203-205 July 30 at Hickory Sticks. Brossart senior Jimmy Kelley was medalist with a 41. » NCC won the Catholic Cup July 31 at Hickory Sticks, shooting an outstanding 287, 3over par for the four counted scores in the lineup. Colin Dupont shot 67 and Drew McDonald 69 as NCC won by 16 shots over runner-up Covington Catholic.

Girls golf

» Brossart beat Conner 207264 July 30. Senior Jenna Dawn shot a 45 to win medalist honors. » NCC junior Chelsea Schack shot a 36 against Beechwood Aug. 1.

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Highlands senior Sarah Schweitzer is one of the team’s top returners.

New alignment affects Campbell volleyball By James Weber

Volleyball teams in Kentucky start serving and digging for real before most players get their homeroom assignments on the first day of school. The regular season began Aug. 6. Northern Kentucky teams are adjusting to a new alignment by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, which mirrors the districts of basketball and baseball. Under the new plan, Simon Kenton moved into the Eighth Region and Scott and Calvary Christian to the 10th, while several Campbell County schools moved back to the Ninth.

Bishop Brossart

The Mustangs graduated four starters from last year’s team, most notably four-year starting setter Molly Williams. They led the team to a 25-12 record including the All “A” 10th Region championship. Fourth-year head coach Pennie Wiseman returns with a 68-37 record at Brossart. She brings back two senior starters who are in their fourth year on the varsity team in Emily Greis and Tori Hackworth. Brossart figures to be in the mix for the 10th Region title in the new alignment. Greis, a libero, had 463 digs and is aiming for the single-game digs record this season. She led Northern Kentucky in that category last year. Hackworth had 197 kills last year. Senior outside hitter Taylor Leick and junior middle hitter Alex Hinkel also had a lot of playing time last year. Top newcomers include freshman setter Lindsay Leick, junior outside hitter Marissa Frommeyer and junior defensive specialist Allison Steelman. “We are small and scrappy and work together very well,” Wise-

Newport Central Catholic senior libero Maria Froendhoff gets her team pumped up last year. FILE PHOTO man said. “Our freshman setter has beautiful form and as soon as we get her running the court our offense will be in business.” Brossart starts the season at Calvary Aug. 13 and has its first home match Aug. 21 against Lloyd.


Whitney (Edwards) Mulroney returns for her fourth year as head coach for the Bluebirds. She returns one starter in sophomore setter Kaitlin Hall. Top newcomers include sophomore hitter Jessica Ginter, senior hitter Sarah Schweitzer and senior hitter Sydney Lindeman. “With a very new, fresh team, we should have a great season,” Mulroney said. “Very young talent with much potential to grow, great chemistry and anxious to play well together.”

Newport Central Catholic

Fourth-year head coach Vicki Fleissner is preparing for a new challenge this year. NCC owned the 10th Region the past six years, winning the championship and going to state each of

those seasons, including the state quarterfinals in 2011. The Thoroughbreds graduated eight seniors from that team, and are now in the Ninth Region in the new KHSAA alignment, reuniting NewCath with Northern Kentucky powers including Notre Dame and St. Henry. “After graduating eight seniors, it’s a rebuilding year for us,” Fleissner said. “With only one senior this year, we are young and hoping to gain experience as the season progresses.” The lone senior is libero Maria Froendhoff, a starter last year who gutted out the end of the season with a mask after breaking her nose in practice. She will be the leader of the team this fall. Top juniors include setter Alyssa Maier, outside hitter Whitney Fields and middle hitter Nikki Kiernan. Kiernan, the standout basketball center, will take her skills to the volleyball nets this fall as well. Sophomore middle hitter Jamie Lohr is also a top newcomer. NCC was set to play Sacred Heart Aug. 6 and at Bellevue Aug. 7 before hosting Louisville Mercy Aug. 11.

» The Florence Freedom (38-32) came back from a 4-2 deficit and rallied for a 5-4 win Sunday night, Aug. 5. over the Road Warriors. The Freedom hit three homeruns and remained in contention for a wild card berth in the Frontier League playoffs. With the win, and Windy City splitting their doubleheader against Rockford, the Freedom are now 2.5 games behind Windy City for the final wild card spot. With the Freedom trailing 4-2 in the fifth inning and two runners on base, Freedom catcher Jim Jacquot muscled a three-run homerun over the left field wall. The homerun just barely made it over the fence as Matt Wright nearly brought the ball back on a leaping effort. Jacquot’s seventh homerun of the season gave the Freedom a 5-4 lead. The trio of Jose Velazquez, Matt Kline, and Brennan Flick were terrific out of the Freedom bullpen combining for 4.1 innings of hitless baseball. Velazquez raised his record to 5-0 after relieving starter Brent Choban with two outs in the fifth. The Freedom came back from an early deficit of 2-0, as David Harris led off the first, with a solo homerun. It was Harris’s seventh homer of the year. The Freedom then tied it on another solo shot, this one coming from John Malloy in the second. Malloy now has a team lead of 10 home runs for a Freedom team that ranks second in the Frontier League in homeruns hit.

Florence is home Aug. 7-9 in a three-game series against Windy City, a crucial battle for a playoff spot. Florence is on the road Aug. 10-16 then returns home for nine games Aug. 17-26.

College notes

» The Atlantic Sun Conference’s online video distribution service, ASun.TV, has moved from a subscription model to a free one effective fall 2012. The decision to make the more than 600 regular season and A-Sun Championship events available at no charge was made in July by administrators at the annual A-Sun Spring Meetings. Previously, only A-Sun Championship events were available at no charge. Viewers will still be required to set up and utilize login information to view the events, and current subscribers will also be receiving information with directions on how to create and activate new logins. Each of the 10 A-Sun member institutions including Northern Kentucky University develop a schedule of home events to broadcast, with ASun.TV broadcasts featuring action from more than half of the conference’s 19 sponsored sports. » The Thomas More College football team was picked to capture the 2012 football championship in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference, according to the preseason poll released Aug. 2. The Saints led by sixth-year head coach Jim Hilvert return 46 lettermen, including 17 starters from last season’s 9-2 squad. Thomas More earned 23 of 25 total first-place votes and 223 points in the conference poll to top second place Washington & Jefferson College (188), followed by Waynesburg University (165), Bethany College (117), Saint Vincent (114), Geneva College (105), Westminster College (101), Grove City College (79) and Thiel College (32). Thomas More opens the season ranked No. 19 in Lindy’s and Preseason Poll. The Saints open the 2012 season on Saturday, Sept. 1 when they travel to Rochester, N.Y., to play No. 9 St. John Fisher College. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.


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Girls Soccerama kicks off Aug. 10 The Simon Kenton Lady Pioneers will host the high school girls Soccerama weekend Aug. 10 and 11. Soccerama will feature 22 women's teams from six counties within Northern Kentucky, with games at the Simon Kenton Chlorien Meneffee Stadium. All games will be 70 minutes (two 35-minute halves). The Lady Pioneers welcome Steve Ridley as new head coach and host of this year's tournament. This year’s schedule is:

Friday, Aug. 10

6 p.m. - Ludlow vs. Grant County 7:30 p.m. - Walton vs. Covington Latin 9: p.m. - Dayton vs. Holmes

Saturday, Aug. 11 8:30 a.m. - Scott vs. Boone County 10 a.m. - Conner vs Villa Madonna 11:30 a.m. - NCC vs. Ryle 1 p.m. - Notre Dame vs. Campbell County 2:30 p.m. - Highlands vs. Dixie 4 p.m. - Cooper vs. Bishop Brossart 5:30 p.m. - Holy Cross vs. Beechwood 7 p.m. - SK vs. St. Henry Check the website for updates: www. There will be concessions available along with Kona Ice. Programs, t-shirts and hoodies will be available. Admission is $5/day for adults and $3/day for students/seniors.


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Shooters nearly hit national target

The Class D Highlandspring/Barrington Bombers are, from left: Front, Cameron Hergott, Jacob Daly, Zach Barth, Justin Gabbard, Tom Kempf; middle, Leo Bucher, Owen Carris, Luke Muller, Sam Vinson, Joey Runyon, Ike Secter, Patrick Clukey, Evan Rom; back, Coaches: Mike Daly, Todd Carris, Scott Gabbard, Mike Runyon and Mark Rom. THANKS TO SCOTT GABBARD

District 22 rules Knothole baseball By James Weber

Campbell County ruled the diamond in the Knothole baseball city finals last week in Blue Ash, Ohio. Three District 22 teams won the overall city championships, the NKY Rays in Class B-Junior, the Crusaders in C-Junior and Highland Spring/Barrington Bombers in Class D. The Rays had the most interesting path, getting a second chance to go to the city tournament finals after another team dropped out. The Rays lost to the Detroit Tigers from Boone County in the regional final, but both of those teams advanced to the city final four after the change. The Rays then lost to the Tigers in the city tournament and had to win a game in the loser’s bracket for a chance at a rematch. The Rays did, and then beat the Detroit Tigers twice on July 30 to win the city title. In the first game, Adam Suedkamp hit a hard single to center field to score John Taul for a 4-3 walkoff win in the sixth inning.

In the second game, the Rays scored nine runs in the second inning to pull off a 9-6 win behind the pitching of Aaron Verst. The Rays won the city title for the second year in a row and finished 24-11, according to head coach Greg Combs. Players are from Cold Spring and Fort Thomas. Combs said pitching and defense were the big keys for the Rays this season, as well as teamwork and determination. Players are Ryan Adkins, Jacob Chamberlin, Grady Combs, Joel Day, Jack Hegge, Brett Mockbee, Drew Rom, Jackson Recht, Elliot Schuett, Adam Suedkamp, John Taul and Aaron Verst. Highland Spring rolled through Class D, the youngest age group. The Bombers were 34-0 overall for the season. “They’ve been together for the past four years,” said head coach Scott Gabbard. “Our defense sparked everything else. We hit as well as anybody and we have a lot of guys who can pitch, but our defense was the best part of it.”

Gabbard said the team played several select teams to get better for the postseason. “Our best games were in the South Region,” he said. “There was a team from Boone County that was really good. Two of those games were tied going into the fourth or fifth inning then we had a big inning that broke it apart.” All but one of the 13 players are from Fort Thomas, with the other being from Dayton. Players are Cameron Hergott, Jacob Daly, Zach Barth, Justin Gabbard, Tom Kempf, Leo Bucher, Owen Carris, Luke Muller, Sam Vinson, Joey Runyon, Ike Secter, Patrick Clukey and Evan Rom. Coaches are Mike Daly, Todd Carris, Scott Gabbard, Mike Runyon and Mark Rom. The Crusaders won CJunior, beating the Sunman Outlaws from Indiana. In the regional, they won three games out of the loser’s bracket to take the South title. No team information was available for them.

SCTP National Competition Junior Varsity Division Northern Kentucky Top Guns took second place. They are, from: Coach Dennis Menning, Tyler Schnitzler, Kyle Sears, Sharon Menning, Steve Flinchum, Quentin Penrod, coach Ed Livezy and Taylor Bisig. THANKS TO AMBER HAMILTON

By James Weber

The Northern Kentucky Top Guns just returned home from a national competition for trap shooting in Sparta, Ill., during the Scholastic Clay Target Program. More than 1,600 athletes from across the United States competed in the two-day, 200-target competition. The Senior/Junior Varsity team brought home a second-place trophy. They finished second out of 36 squads competing with a score of 927. The team members are Quentin Penrod, Taylor Bisig, Kyle Sears, Tyler Schnitzler and Steve Flinchum. “They were disappointed in their scores after the first day with the wind playing a factor,” said head coach Dennis Menning. “I told them, every one has to shoot the same target; tomorrow is anoth-

SCTP National Champions were Quentin Penrod, left, and Tanner Hamilton. THANKS TO AMBER HAMILTON er day. You cannot give up. The next day they came back and shot much better. That is how the game goes. You have to forget about the missed targets and the first day, and go out and try again.” Quentin Penrod and Tanner Hamilton out of Campbell County finished first and second respectively with scores of 196 in the Senior / Junior Varsity category. “These two guys are definite proof that the

cream rises to the top. They just keep shooting the big scores,” Menning said. “The competition is what makes the shooter the best he can be. All the practice in the world cannot replace shooting the tournament targets. You get in that zone and it all comes together.” All four of the local teams finished in the top eight of their category, coming close to finishing in the top three and earning a trophy.

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The Northern Kentucky Red Sox 14U team, based in Wilder but including players from Campbell, Boone and Kenton counties, will have a tryout 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Mills Park in Independence adding two or three players to the 2013 roster. Players interested in playing competitive baseball in the 2013 SWOL league as well as several sponsored tournaments around the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area, should contact Doug Doty at 859-250-2161 or Players cannot turn 15 before

Champions Baseball Academy Cincinnati's longest running fall baseball league, Champions Baseball Academy, located off Kellogg Avenue, Ohio, starts its fall baseball league Aug. 24. Champions will be taking teams and individual players through Aug. 15. Ages range from 6-18. Call 513-831-8873 or visit

Baseball tryouts Competitive Northern Kentucky youth baseball team, formerly known as the RDP Reds (will chose a new name), is

currently holding August tryouts for the 2012 fall season. The team’s home field is Dorothy Howell Field, Elsmere. Eligible players must not turn 13 before May 1, 2013. For more information contact Tony at 859-4623503 or email

Officials needed The Northern Kentucky Volleyball Officials Association is seeking individuals who might be interested in officiating high school volleyball matches for the 2012 season. Training is provided. Contact Sharan Bornhorn at or 859-7604373.

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State of Kentucky must learn from child fatalities Vulnerable children must be protected from abuse and neglect. That’s the goal of every part of society, from parents to police, from teachers to social workers, from social service agencies to state government. To ensure that protection is as strong as it can be, we must not only be continuously improving the “system” but also – when abuse and neglect leads to tragic consequences – taking a step back and examining whether that system broke down. Recently, Gov. Steve Beshear took two steps to increase scrutiny of the practices of government entities in cases where abuse and neglect resulted in the injury or death of a child. First, he created, by executive order, the Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel. This is an independent 17-

member panel that will be made up of experts and stakeholders in child abuse and neglect issues, including law enforcement, Audrey Tayse social services Haynes COMMUNITY PRESS officials and representaGUEST COLUMNIST tives of the three branches of state government. Those members not serving in their official capacities will be selected for appointment by peer review groups and by the state attorney general. Attached to the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, the panel will meet quarterly to review official records and other information and will publish an annual public report of findings and recommendations. Its goal

will be to identify the medical, legal and psychosocial conditions that contributed to a child’s death or near-death and recommend improvements to that system, as well as any appropriate disciplinary action. We must learn from tragic circumstances. The second step he took was to direct the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, which I have headed since mid-April, to provide to the media the rest of the case files and other records that have been the subject of an ongoing court fight. Already the Cabinet has released records from about 75 cases of death and near-death that occurred in 2009 through 2010. The governor’s directive applies to about 45 remaining case files. An additional 20 others still have pending court action and will be released after that action is closed.

There remain many misconceptions about why the Cabinet is in court and why it continues that court battle. Simply stated, we disagree about how much personal information about the child victims, their siblings and other innocent parties in a case should be released. In a very limited way, we have protected information like Social Security numbers, financial information, identifying information and – as the law requires – the identities of people who, at risk to themselves, came forward to report abuse. Despite repeated and erroneous reports to the contrary, we have not withheld – and are not now seeking to withhold – information about Cabinet policies, decisions, employees or action. Since the Cabinet began releasing these case files last year, we have at no time attempted to protect the identi-

ties of staff who worked those cases or to shield those actions from review. In fact, we welcome that scrutiny, as the creation of the independent panel makes clear. Since 2007, the Cabinet’s Department for Community Based Services has implemented an array of training for its staff and community partners, as well as several initiatives, such as forensics tests and substance-abuse treatment, to both head off and respond to abuse. The people of Kentucky can rest assured that I, Beshear and other top state officials are committed to working toward the time when all children can live happy, peaceful, productive and safe lives. Audrey Tayse Haynes is the secretary of Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

A N. Ky. perspective on tax reform Northern Kentuckians should have a keen interest in state tax reform because of some very unique circumstances we face here. Even if we need more funding for education and government, we must first ask hard questions about whether proposed reforms would work for our region in particular. We’re unique because we are a donor region, which means we send more dollars to Frankfort than we receive. The most recent estimates indicate that for every dollar we send to Frankfort only about 64 cents of it comes back to Northern Kentucky. If tax reform includes raising taxes on Northern Kentuckians, we should not assume the money will come back to our region. We’re unique because we’ve usually been successful without increased taxation. Generally, our businesses and institutions

have helped support a high quality of life. We have a graduation rate of over 90 percent from high school and over 60 percent of Rob Hudson COMMUNITY PRESS our students in Northern KenGUEST COLUMNIST tucky attend college. We have mean income of over $80,000 per household, with an increase of more than 25 percent over the last full decade. The wrong tax reform could send us backwards, not forwards. We’re unique because as a border region we’re vulnerable to competition from surrounding states. We already have a progressive state income tax system which cuts low income citizens a break but which taxes income above $75,000 at 6 per-

cent. We have a 6 percent sales tax on goods. We have a 6 percent tax on business income. Our existing tax code already places us at a higher level of taxation well above Tennessee and Indiana. Meanwhile, Ohio has successfully granted tax breaks and incentives to Northern Kentucky businesses to encourage them to move to Cincinnati. A strong case can be made for reduced taxes in Kentucky. As for the proposed sales tax on services, imagine how many of our high income service providers will move to Ohio or Indiana if they have to charge a new sales tax on services for doing business here. And will our businesses who use services want to stay if we levy yet another tax which they have to pay? With federal income taxes increasing, reasonable state tax rates will be even more impor-

tant to compete for jobs. The bedrock principle of tax reform should be Northern Kentucky competitiveness. If that isn’t our focus, then we risk losing the economic engine which helped drive our successes. You can be sure Kentucky’s competitors are looking at our reform effort with great interest. They’re wondering if we will be foolish enough to increase taxes on businesses and job providers in a down economy. And if we won’t become more business friendly, they will. To maintain and enhance the quality of life for our unique region, we must compete for new businesses and win. If tax reform helps us do this, then I’m all for it. Rob Hudson is a partner with Frost Brown Todd, LLC, in Florence where his practice focuses on labor and government relations.

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Budget cuts hollowing out court system As chief justice, I find it disheartening that I can no longer assure you that the courts in Kentucky will be open when you need them. For the first time in modern history, we will have to close every courthouse in the state to balance the Judicial Branch budget. For three days in 2012, we must furlough all court personnel and close all courthouse doors because the General Assembly has not allotted enough money to fund court operations at current levels. The 4.3 million people in Kentucky generate nearly 1.1 million court cases each year. To meet that demand, the Judicial Branch needs only about 3 percent of the state budget. Yet since 2008 our court system has experienced a cumulative budget reduction of 48

percent. We began addressing our funding crisis four years ago by downsizing our staff by 282 employJohn D. ees, leaving Minton Jr. judicial vaCOMMUNITY PRESS cancies unGUEST COLUMNIST filled, eliminating valuable programs such as Juvenile and Family Drug Courts, implementing broad operating cuts and streamlining the organizational structure of the Administrative Office of the Courts, the operations arm of the court system. Responding to deeper cuts imposed in the most recent state budget, we announced a drastic reduction in service by closing courts for three days



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in 2012, capping the number of adult Drug Court participants and implementing greater restrictions on our personnel complement. In January, we will regroup to determine if we can make it through the fiscal year without taking other significant measures. Four years of implementing cuts is hollowing out our court system. We must set aside innovative plans for new technology to replace our obsolete case management system and improve efficiency through e-filing. Meanwhile many of our most experienced and dedicated employees are forced to leave for higher paying jobs in the other branches of state government or the private sector. With great vision, the drafters of the federal and Kentucky constitutions provided

for three branches of government, including the judiciary as a separate and equal branch of government. That’s how important our founders considered the role of the courts in our system of checks and balances. While the constitutional argument for properly funding our courts has been made, the practical argument is just as important. The courts decide matters that go to the very core of our daily lives and the public suffers when the court system is inadequately funded. The toll of underfunded courts is more than three days of customer inconvenience. Growing caseloads and declining budgets diminish the ability of the courts to swiftly and efficiently mete out justice. Whether it is the state at-

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tempting to bring a criminal to justice, or a private citizen renewing a driver’s license or seeking the judgment of a court in a child custody case or a business dispute, the courts are there to protect a person’s fundamental rights under the law. As citizens of this commonwealth, we need to speak up for the courts. Further financial choking will erode the capacity of the courts to carry out their constitutional duty as an equal partner in state government. The courts must be available to respond to the daily demands for justice, which is truly the most basic responsibility of state government. John D. Minton Jr. is Chief Justice of Kentucky.

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Newport Ambassadors, from left, Jan Farrell and Janet Ginter and ambassador coordinator Kelly Flynn get information ready to give out during Goettafest. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Ambassadors meet needs of city Volunteer program started in 2002 By Amanda Joering Alley

NEWPORT — For the past decade, a group of volunteers have served as representatives of the city of Newport The Newport Ambassadors program, which began in 2002, offers those interested a chance to help out and promote Newport and what it has to offer. “We are representatives of the city who work to promote a posi-

tive image of Newport,” said volunteer Kelly Flynn, coordinator of the ambassadors. “Our ambassadors are dedicated and care a lot about the city.” As an ambassador, volunteers act as informational assistants at special events like Italianfest and Goettafest, where they set up a booth to give out information about the city and local businesses and are on hand to answer questions people may have during the events. “We get a variety of questions from people asking about the history of Newport to the most common, ‘where is the bathroom?’” Flynn said. “We’re here to help any way that we can.”

Flynn said the program began when former city commissioner Jan Knepshield saw a need for more volunteers at city events. In 2009, Flynn, who had been an ambassador since the program began, took over as coordinator. “I decided to take over because I thought it was a great program and I wanted to do more with it,” Flynn said. Since Flynn volunteers to take over the program has expanded, offering even more assistance to community members and visitors, said ambassador Janet Ginter, who has been with the program since it began. Ginter said for her, being part

of the program is her way of giving back to the community where she grew up. “I like telling people about Newport, how it’s evolved over the years, and being available to answer their questions one on one,” Ginter said. Ambassador Jan Farrell, who also started with the program when it began and grew up in Newport, said she feels that it’s important to let people know what Newport has to offer, from its events to its variety of local businesses. “I figure I’d be coming to these events anyway, so I might as well help out the city while I’m here,” Farrell said.

Currently there are about 60 ambassadors ranging from ages 22 to 82, Flynn said. Ambassadors have to be at least 18 and are asked to volunteer for at least three events a year. The ambassadors meet once a year in April, where they sign up to work events throughout the year. At the end of the festival season, program participants are invited to an appreciation dinner, where certain volunteers are recognized for their service. For more information about the Newport Ambassadors program, call Kelly Flynn at 292-3651 or email her at

Birthday ‘girls’ are best friends, sisters By Chris Mayhew

COLD SPRING — Born 10 years apart on the same date, sisters Justina Smith Graziani and Sue Smith Zint share a closer bond as best friends. Graziani turned 90 Friday, Aug. 3, and Zint turned 80. The sisters raised their children spending every Christmas and Thanksgiving together and they have always had a special bond, said Zint, of Grants Lick. “She is my best friend,” Zint said. Graziani, of Cold Spring, said out of six siblings, Zint and herself are the only two remaining alive today. “We better be friends,” Graziani said with a grin toward her sister. They visit and call one another regularly as they have for their entire adult lives. Born in Grants Lick on a farm, both of them lived nearby in Cold Spring for many years until Zint moved back to Grants Lick when she retired. “We’ve lived close together, and we raised all our children in the same church,” Graziani said. The sisters raised their children at First Baptist Church in Cold Spring where Zint taught kindergarten for 15 years.

Sisters Sue Smith Zint, left, of Grants Lick, and Justina Smith Graziani, visit together inside Graziani’s Cold Spring home Aug. 2. The following day, Aug. 3 is the sisters’ shared birthday. Zint turned 80, and Graziani turned 80 on Aug. 3, 2012. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER Graziani and Zint will celebrate their shared birthday during an open house celebration at Christ Baptist Church in Cold Spring Saturday, Aug. 4. People

from four different church communities and family members were invited to attend. “I am excited about Saturday,” Zint said. “I love to see old friends

and family.” Both of the sisters centered their lives on children. In addition to teaching kindergarten, Zint also opened the daycare Al-

pha Land in Highland Heights in 1978. Graziani taught grade school for 36 years including at the former Dale Elementary School in Highland Heights. Graziani taught at the former Cold Spring School for the last 25 years of her teaching career. Each of the sisters had five children. Zint has eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, and Graziani has 16 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren with another two “on the way.” Zint said her sister often told her what to do when they were little, and the two sisters still crack jokes when they are together and talking about one another. “She doesn’t remember when I was born, but I remember when she was born,” Graziani said with a giggle on Aug. 2 in her Cold Spring home as Zint sat next to her chair. “She was a big baby, but I won’t tell you how much she weighed.” Zint said, “you better not,” to her sister with a smile. Graziani said she knew her sister was special as soon as she was born. “I thought she was the prettiest thing I had ever seen,” Graziani said of Zint. Visit for more community news



p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.

Art Exhibits Liquids in Motion, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, Unique collection of liquid collisions and splashes caught in the blink of an eye, occurring in less than one ten-thousandth of a second. Using specialized high speed digital studio lighting and highly accurate timing devices, various liquids are caught colliding with solid surfaces and other materials creating dramatic displays of art. Free. Through Sept. 15. 859-261-5770; Newport. Color Wheel in the Brain: The Art and Life of Dr. Wolfgang Ritschel, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Celebrate life and work of Dr. Wolfgang Ritschel through artist’s visionary blending of color, sight and perception in his paintings, stained glass pieces and sculpture. $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. Through Aug. 12. 859-491-4003; Covington. International Colored Pencil Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Featuring 122 color pencil works culled from more than 500 entries by juror Jamie Markle of F&W Media. Work from dozens of artists explore expressive aspects of color pencil, highlighting its versatility and multifaceted uses. Free. Presented by Colored Pencil Society of America. Through Aug. 30. 859-4912030; Covington.

Community Dance SwinGallery, 8-11:30 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Complimentary beginner East Coast Swing lesson 8-9 p.m included with $5 cover charge for dance. Dancing to music by DJ 9-11:30 p.m. All ages. No partner required. Family friendly. $5. Presented by SwinGallery. Through Dec. 27. 513-290-9022; Covington.

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The Rattlesnakin’ Daddies will perform 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., Covington. For more information visit THANKS TO THE RATTLESNAKIN’ DADDIES

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Great Inland Seafood Festival, noon-9 p.m., Festival Park Newport, Free. 859-292-3666; Newport.

Hex Squares, 8-10 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Western square dance club specializing in hexagon style for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/ Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-9292427. Covington.

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

Mark Eddie, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15-$17. 859-957-2000; Newport.

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

Festivals Great Inland Seafood Festival, 6-11 p.m., Festival Park Newport, Riverboat Row, Local restaurants selling freshest seafood available. Includes raffles and entertainment. Free. Presented by City of Newport. 859-292-3666; Newport.

Tours Homefest of Northern Kentucky, 1-6 p.m., Manor Hill, $6 at Remke bigg’s. 859-594-3412; homefest.html. Independence.

MONDAY, AUG. 13 The End of Summer Celebration will be 6 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10-11, and 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at St. Joseph Parish, 2470 Lorraine Court, Crescent Springs. For more information, visit Pictured is Nick Thelen acting like a bird as he rides the Dragon Wagon. FILE PHOTO Newport, Free. 859-292-3666; Newport. End of Summer Celebration, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Joseph Church Crescent Springs, 2470 Lorraine Court, Rides and games for children and adults, food, raffles and entertainment. Through Aug. 12. 859-341-6609; Crescent Springs.

Music - Acoustic Blame Bertsch, 8 p.m.-midnight, Raniero’s, 28 Martha Layne Collins Blvd., Folk/rock. Free. 859-442-7437. Cold Spring.

Music - Jazz

Music - Classic Rock

Ralph Peterson FoTet with Edwin Bayard, 8 p.m., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $20. 859-261-7469; Newport.

The New Lime, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. With Mickey Foellger. 1967 Columbia Records recording artist., Mokka and the Sunset Bar and Grill, 500 Monmouth St., Columbia recording artists perform music from 1960s-’70s. Free. 859-581-3700; Newport.

Music - Rock Strung Out, 7 p.m. With the Darlings and Handguns., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $20, $18 advance. 859-261-7469; Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Mark Eddie, 8-10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Comic, actor and musician who blends stand-up comedy and rock music on stage. $15-$17. 859-957-2000; Newport.

SATURDAY, AUG. 11 Art Exhibits Liquids in Motion, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.

Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 859-635-0111; Camp Springs.

Festivals Great Inland Seafood Festival, noon-11 p.m., Festival Park

Music - Concerts Second Saturday Concert Series, 7-10 p.m. Scott Sprague and Friends, classic rock., Bellevue Beach Park, 100 Ward Ave., Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Bellevue. 859-431-8888; Bellevue.

Music - R&B Basic Truth, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Tropics, 1301 Fourth Ave., 859261-8800; Dayton, Ky..

Music - Rock Stonehaus Trail, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Includes drink specials. Family friendly. Free. 859-491-3500; Newport.

Nature Pond Scum: What’s in your pond?, 9 a.m.-noon, Stork Farms, 3395 Easton Lane, A field day with Dr. Miriam Kannan from Northern Kentucky University. Learn to identify common

algae, use test kits to measure chemicals, learn how to control algae growth and develop long-term strategies to improve water quality in ponds. Bring lawn chair and sample of water from your pond to see what’s growing in your water. Free. Registration required by Aug. 8. Presented by Boone County Conservation District. 859-5867903; bccd/default.aspx. Burlington.

On Stage - Comedy Mark Eddie, 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15-$17. 859-957-2000; Newport.

Recreation Cancer Research Benefit Car Show, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St., Silent auction, door prizes, music and food. Benefits Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory. Free. Presented by Fort Thomas Corvette Club. 859-581-7249. Newport.

Tours Newport Gangster Tour, 4:306:30 p.m., Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. Fifth St., Twohour tour begins with two gangster guides leading highenergy presentation inside old casino followed by walking tour of historic sites. $20. 859-4918000. Newport. Homefest of Northern Kentucky, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Manor Hill, $6 at Remke bigg’s. 859594-3412; home-shows/homefest.html. Independence.

SUNDAY, AUG. 12 Art Exhibits Liquids in Motion, noon-6 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.

Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 859-635-0111;

859-635-5088. Fort Thomas.


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Art Exhibits Liquids in Motion, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.

Health / Wellness

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Olde Fort Thomas Pub, 1041 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Free. 859-441-1927. Fort Thomas. Extreme Entertainment Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Shimmers Tavern, 1939 Dixie Highway, Test your voice against some of the best singers in the area. 859-4260490; Fort Wright.

Exercise Classes

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Pike St. Lounge, 266 W Pike Street, Hosted by Bree. 513-402-2733. Covington.

Look Good, Feel Better, 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Edgewood, 1 Medical Village Drive, Beauty techniques taught to women undergoing cancer treatments. Free. Registration required. Presented by American Cancer Society Northern Kentucky. 800-227-2345; Edgewood. St. Elizabeth Mobile Mammogrpahy: No-Cost Screenings, 1 p.m., Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., No out-of-pocket or co-pay expense. Women ages 35 and over. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-6557400; Fort Thomas.

TUESDAY, AUG. 14 Art Exhibits Liquids in Motion, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15 Art Exhibits Liquids in Motion, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.

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

Summer Blood Drive Tour, noon-3 p.m., Hoxworth Fort Mitchell, 2220 Grandview Drive Suite 140, Hoxworth Bloodmobile accepts blood donations. Donors receive free Gold Star Cheese Coney and Summer Blood Drive T-shirt. Double Red donors receive coupon for free Double Decker Sandwich. Free. Presented by Hoxworth Blood Center. 859-341-0391. Ft. Mitchell. Alzheimer’s Training Program, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Home Instead Senior Care, 268 Main St., Experts teach caregivers how to manage behaviors, encourage engagement and care for themselves while caring for their loved one. Free. 859-282-8682. Florence.

Weight Loss Class, 5:30-6 p.m., Lakeside Christian Church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, $60 for 12-week membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-802-8965; Lakeside Park. Hoxworth Blood Drive, 1-7 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166; Cold Spring.

Zumba Class, 6-7 p.m., Step-NOut Studio, 721 Madison Road, Latin dance fitness party. First class free. Packages available. Family friendly. $55 for 10-class punch card, $40 for unlimited monthly, $30 for 5-class punch card; $8 drop in. First class free. 859-291-2300; Covington.

Health / Wellness

Zumba Class, 6-7 p.m., Step-NOut Studio, $55 for 10-class punch card, $40 for unlimited monthly, $30 for 5-class punch card; $8 drop in. First class free. 859-291-2300; Covington. Zumba Class, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Mary Riesenberg Dance Studio, $7. 513-702-4776. Edgewood.

Music - Blues Ricky Nye and Bekah Williams, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., 859-4918027; Covington.

Music - Jazz Mike Darrah, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 859-261-2365; Covington.

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

On Stage - Comedy JuDee Brown’s W.O.W Comedy Night, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Apollo Style. Audience will say who might make it or break it. Ages 18 and up. Ticket pricing TBA. 859-957-2000; Newport.

Music - Acoustic The Turkeys, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Zola, 626 Main St., Folk rock. Free. 859-261-7510. Covington.

Music - Bluegrass Bluegrass Thursdays, 7-9:30 p.m., Avenue Brew, 310 Fairfield Ave., Patio. Bluegrass, Americana and old-timey music by the Goodle Boys. Free. 859-261-4381; Bellevue.

Music - Concerts Live at the Levee, 6:30-9:30 p.m. The Websters., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Riverwalk Plaza. Summer concert series. Free. 859-815-1389; Newport. Black Stone Cherry, 8 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., $17. 859-491-2444; Covington.

Music - Jazz Lee Stolar Trio, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859261-2365; Covington.

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


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The Northern Kentucky Poker Tour, 7-10 p.m., Saddle Club, 2487 Dixie Highway, Nightly qualifier. Winner receives certificate to semi-finals. Cash and prizes including seat to 2013 WSOP in Las Vegas including airfare/hotel/spending money. Ages 21 and up. Free for spectators. Presented by The Northern Kentucky Poker Tour. Through Sept. 12. 440-218-0559; Fort Mitchell.

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Recipes use garden potatoes, zucchini

Adding baking soda gives these a bit of a lift. If you like, use frozen shredded hash browns, thawed and drained very well. 5-6 cups shredded potatoes, drained very well 1 yellow onion, minced fine 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon pepper

Rita’s potato pancake recipes uses baking soda for a bit of lift. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD 3-4 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon baking soda

Mix potatoes with onion and eggs. Stir in seasonings, flour and soda. Heat ¼-inch oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Make mounds of potatoes in skillet and flatten. Cook until golden brown on both sides and cooked through.

Blue Ribbon chocolate zucchini bread/cake I get lots of requests for this when zucchini season is in. For Marilyn, an Eastgate reader, and Lawrence, a Kentucky reader, this is in my “Recipe Hall of Fame.” A cross between bread and cake. A version of this won first

prize at our fair -it’s that good. 1½ cups shredded zucchini (squeeze moisture out before measuring) 1 cup flour ½ cup unsweetened good quality cocoa, sifted 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1½ teaspoons cinnamon or less if you like ¼ teaspoon allspice ½ cup canola oil ½ cup sugar ½ cup light brown sugar (if all you have is dark, that’s okay) 2 large eggs 1-2 teaspoons vanilla ¾ to 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (mini chips are nice)

Preheat oven to 350.

Spray 9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan. Set aside shredded zucchini. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and allspice. Set aside. Beat oil, sugars, eggs and vanilla until well blended, and fold in zucchini. Add flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Fold in chips. Bake until toothpick inserted deep in center comes out clean, 55 to 65 minutes. Cool 10 minutes on wire rack, then remove.

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In this recipe, measure cocoa, then sift. If a recipe says “sifted cocoa powder,” etc., then sift before measuring.

Family Nurturing Center hosts August Affair Community Recorder Family Nurturing Center is hosting their annual August Affair to end child abuse 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the Radisson Hotel Riverfront in Covington. This year’s theme is “Boots and Heels,” combining the best of classic rock with great country music with all proceeds benefiting their child abuse education, prevention and treatment services. Guests will spend the evening with Big Dave from B-105 Country along with the rock cover band

Off-R-Rockers and more than 100 silent auction items. The limited live auction of unique collectibles and experiences includes an electric guitar signed by every member of the Rolling Stones, tickets to the Ellen DeGeneres Show, sheet music signed by Rascal Flatts and Jimmy Buffett, batting practice with the Cincinnati Reds, a Beatles Abbey Road autographed record album, a “Star Wars” poster signed by the entire cast, and a week stay at a luxury home in Orlando with Disney World passes.

Tickets for the event are $70 in advance, and $80 at the door. Guests will have access to a two-hour open bar, all night heavy hors d’oeuvres, a craft beer tasting courtesy of Chas. Seligman Dist. and a Best Boots and Hottest Heels contest with prizes for the crowd favorite.

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Awesome that so many responded to the request for this quiche/pie. I’ll be posting the recipes on my blog and they all sound so good, from sweet to savory. Thanks to all including Christy, Kim B., Francy J., Grace K., Carol F., Pam C., Susan B., Carol W., Melanie F., Jan B. and Wanda D., among others. Recipes goes way back to the ‘70s!

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Heat oven to 400. Spray 10-inch pie pan. Sprinkle bacon, cheese and onion in pan. Beat remaining ingredients until smooth and pour into pan. Bake until golden brown and knife inserted halfway between center and edge come out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Serves 6.

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I first heard about this last year. Polly Campbell just wrote about it, so I tried this method. It works, though I still like to boil my corn with a bit of honey added to water. Anyway, leave corn unhusked, and for each ear microwave on high 4 minutes or so. Corn will be hot, so be careful. Cut off bottom, grab top and shake corn out vertically. It will be clean with no silk!

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In early spring, we planted red and Yukon gold baking potatoes. It has been fun digging up “buried treasure,” especially for the little ones. They are always surprised Rita to see so Heikenfeld many potaRITA’S KITCHEN toes come from one plant. And in spite of the heat, potatoes are one crop that have grown really well. Today I made a batch of potato pancakes to go along with our bacon and eggs. And our corn is finally in after months of loving care from my husband, Frank. We grow Silver Queen and like to eat it simply with butter and salt. Our grandson, Luke, loves it with mayo and hot sauce - go figure!




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Question: The leaves of my tomatoes and beans don’t look right. They are palegreen to bronze, with many tiny specks or dots the size of pin pricks on top, with a tan coloration under the leaf, and some very fine webbing present, yet I don’t see any spiders. Should I spray with Sevin? Answer: The problem you describe is due to spider mites, which are so small they just look like specks of dust slowly moving about on the undersides of leaves. A magnifying glass or hand lens will help you spot them, or tap the branch or leaves

on the undersides of leaves. They use their sucking mouthparts to remove sap from plants, giving the upper leaf surface a finely speckled, stippled or mottled appearance. Leaves of mite-infested plants may turn yellow and dry up, and plants may lose vigor and die when infestations are severe. The underside of affected leaves appear tan or yellow and have a crusty texture. Heavy infestations of the two-spotted spider mite produce fine webbing which may cover the entire plant. In hot dry weather,

mites can cause plants to drop leaves in a few weeks. Fruits from severely infected plants are often low quality because defoliated plants tend to yield smaller, rougher fruit. Miticides are available for some vegetable crops but should be used only where justified. Resistance to pesticides has increased the difficulty of controlling these pests. Because mites primarily occur on the undersides of leaves, applications of contact sprays such as Malathion or Insecticidal Soap need to be directed at both the upper and lower leaf surfaces. Don’t use Sevin, since that may lead to a build-up of spider mites, killing only the beneficial predator mites. Spider mite eggs are resistant to some miticides, so repeated applications are often necessary to control infestations. Two applications spaced five to seven days apart may be neces-

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Boone County Fair: Continues in Burlington through Aug. 11. Stop by the “Ask A Master Gardener” booth and the “Friends of Boone County Arboretum” booth, both in the Vegetable and Crops Building for free horticultural literature and help with all your lawn, garden and landscape questions. Tomato and Pepper Tasting Party: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, Boone County Extension Office. Free, but call 859-586-6101 to register, or enroll online at Bring one or more fresh tomatoes and/or peppers of known variety. Win prizes for largest ripe tomato or pepper, best-flavored tomato or pepper, tomato bowling, tomato word search, tomato trivia and other fun veggie games. Help select the best-tasting tomato and pepper varieties grown in Northern Kentucky. Families welcome. Managing Your Home Lawn: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, Boone County Extension Office. Free, but call 859-586-6101 to register, or enroll online at

sary with some products. Destruction of weeds in or near the garden should be done in the fall or early spring. Any nearby grass should be mowed regularly. Spraying or mowing of tall weeds during the summer, however, may increase the movement of

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Community Recorder The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grants to four master artists to encourage the continuation of Kentucky’s living traditional arts. The grants enable master artists to teach their skills, practices and culture to less experienced artists within their communities. The following master artists and apprentices will work together to conserve


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Vegetables and fruits are ready for harvest, and many gardeners have more produce than they can readily eat. Those who want to preserve fresh, summer foods for later consumption will consider either freezing or canning the harvest. But is one way of preservation better than the other? The answer Diane depends on Mason the type of EXTENSION food you NOTES want to preserve. If proper techniques and correct temperatures are used, frozen foods retain greater amounts of their vitamin content, natural color, flavor and texture. Freezing foods preserves them by stopping or slowing the growth of microorganisms that cause food-borne illnesses and spoilage. Freezing is perhaps the easiest food preservation method, but not all foods freeze well. Some vegetables with high water content are not well suited for use as raw vegetables after freezing, but work well as ingredients in cooked dishes, like soups. Green, leafy vegetables like lettuce, cabbage and celery become limp and watery. They may also develop an oxidized flavor when frozen. Foods containing eggs or milk

at publications/publications_usda.html. Do not can foods lacking USDA guidelines, as the absence of guidelines for a particular food is likely due to a safety or quality concern. The amount of freezer space or access to canning supplies and equipment are additional factors to consider when choosing the best way to preserve fresh summer produce. As food consumers become more familiar with food preservation, the question of freezing or canning becomes a choice based on taste, food preferences, convenience and available resources.

Many fruits and vegetables begin losing their nutritive value once harvested, so it is best to can foods at the peak of freshness. This is usually within six to 12 hours after harvesting or purchasing from a farmers market.

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Community Recorder Ohio River Foundation has received a $15,000 grant from Ashland Inc. to enhance its River Explorer education program activities and expand its reach to thousands of students in Northern Kentucky. Trip discounts of 50 percent are available for Northern Kentucky schools that are new to the program. A minimum rate does apply. Thousands of students and their teachers from more than 45 schools in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky continue to reap the benefits from this program. Registration is now open for 2012-2013 field trips. Information is available at Ohio River Foundation is accepting donations to further support the River Explorer program. For more information about the program, the foundation, or how you can support its efforts, call Rich Cogen at 513-460-3365, or visit


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Joey Patton, Devinn Foltz, Jackie Mitchell, all of Fort Thomas, and Lonnie Winburn of Southgate took the “Campbell Community Recorder” along with them on their vacation to Key West. THANKS

Community Recorder United Way of Greater Cincinnati has elected 13 members to its board of directors. New members are: » James Brown, executive board member, ATU Local 627 » Steve Cruse, area vice president, CWA Local 4400 » Victor A. Needham


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Barrington residents try CyberCycle Community Recorder Residents of the Barrington of Fort Thomas are the first in the area to try new equipment designed to boost physical strength and mobility, and improve cognitive function. For three months, The Barrington senior living center will be conducting a trial of the Expresso CyberCycle. The CyberCycle is an innovative virtual-reality enhanced exercise bike that has been proven to be beneficial to overall wellness for seniors, more than a traditional stationary bicycle.

The CyberCycle interactive screen works somewhat like a video game, presenting a challenging exercise program that will improve memory recall. The cycle equipment includes more than 40 virtual tours and riding challenges presented on a19” HD monitor. The monitor engages the rider, which promotes longer sessions for greater benefits. The Barrington of Fort Thomas is an independent living community located at 940 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas. For a personal consultation and tour, call 859-609-3307.


Chamber golf outing taking registrations The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is taking registrations for its annual Chamber Golf Classic. The event will take place Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Summit Hills Country Club in Crestview Hills. One of the largest golf outings in Northern Kentucky, more than 200 golfers are expected to participate. The golf outing will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with morning and afternoon flights, starting at 7 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively. New this year, morning golfers will play in a scramble format and afternoon golfers will play in a shamble format. While afternoon flight times have been filled, morning flight times remain. Cost to participate is $150 for individuals and $600 for foursomes. Included with registration, morning golfers will enjoy a continental breakfast and buffet lunch. All golfers are invited to attend a social hour at the end of the day that includes a complimentary beverage, heavy appetizers, and an awards presentation. For more information or to register, visit or call 859-578-8800.


Memorial fundraising a success so far Community Recorder With less than a month away until the Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund’s Ride II Remember on Sept. 2 fundraising intensity is heating up across the commonwealth. Online registrations for the motorcycle ride-in event, as well as advanced ticket sales for the Kentucky Headhunters concert, continue to pick up momentum with over 1,200 attendees expected at the event. Financial and in-kind contributions from area companies combined with the support of hundreds of volunteers and donors are making headway toward the event fund-

raising goal of $100,000. A total of $1.2 million is needed for the construction of the memorial. Money is also being raised by volunteers across Kentucky. These funds will be used for the design and construction of a memorial at the entrance to Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort. The memorial is intended to honor all Kentucky Guardsmen who have served in any duty status from March 1912 to present. It is especially intended to remember those who perished in the line of duty. Names of 141 Kentucky Guardsmen have already been preliminarily confirmed for inclusion on the me-

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Gateway offers HR course Community Recorder

The Workforce Solutions Division of Gateway Community and Technical College will offer the SHRM Learning System human resources professional training course 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 21-Nov. 27, at the Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way, Florence. The SHRM Learning System Course offers an in-depth overview of key areas in human resource management.

Materials include six modules that correspond to the six functional areas, responsibilities, and associated knowledge as defined by the Human Resource Certification Institute. Course instructors are SPHR certified and have extensive work experience as human resource professionals, thereby bringing practical expertise into the classroom and giving participants an invaluable perspective on the professional world.


To register, contact Regina Schadler at 859- 442-1170 or regina.schadler@ Kentucky employers who are paying employee course costs may be eligible for state funding to offset the cost of tuition and texts. For more information, contact Phil Accardi at 859-442-1110, or

fles, door prizes and silent auction items are being donated by individuals, local companies and organizations. Local and regional bands will provide entertainment throughout the day. Travis Atkinson and The Kentucky Headhunters will headline the day’s festivities with a concert at 8 p.m. All proceeds from the Ride II Remember event will benefit the Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund. For more information, visit www.kyngmemorial. com/html/ ride_to_ remember. To register, visit

Knights of Columbus seeks members Community Recorder The Knights of Columbus are looking for Catholic men active in the parish over the age of 18. The group’s business meeting is 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month and the social meeting is the third Monday of the month in the library at Mary Queen of Heaven,1150 Donaldson Road, Erlanger.

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Saks donates to Cancer Support Community the that Saks Fifth Avenue and the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund will join together again Oct. 18-21 to co-sponsor the 14th annual Key to the Cure national shopping event benefiting local cancer-related programs and non-profits across the country. Once again Cancer Support Community will be the local beneficiary. Since 2005, Saks local support of Community has equaled $73,867, while nationally Saks and the foundation have donated more than $31 million in total to local cancer organizations.

Kevin Shibley, general manager of Saks Fifth Avenue, and Lindsey Huttenbauer, marketing director, recently presented a check for $8,684 to Cancer Support Community, representing the funds raised during Saks’ 2011 Key to the Cure charity shopping event, held last October. The donation will be used to help fund Cancer Support Community’s free and professionally facilitated programs of support, education, and hope for people affected by cancer, including those diagnosed with the disease, their loved ones, and cancer survivors. Shibley also announced

Northern Kentucky Knights of Columbus members meet with Vicky Bauerle of Catholic Charities to plan the golf outing that the Knights are holding to benefit Catholic Charities Lifeline Fund. Pictured are Wayne Brown, Dennis Elix, Vicky Bauerle, Carl Biery, and Bill Theis. THANKS TO BILL THEIS

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The Northern Kentucky Knights of Columbus are planning a golf outing to benefit Catholic Charities Lifeline Fund for 8 a.m. Sat-

urday Aug. 18 at Twin Oaks Golf and Plantation Club Cost is $85 per golfer and includes cart, coffee and doughnuts in the morn-

ing, lunch, BBQ Buffet, refreshments and a gift bag. Hole sponsors are $100, Corporate Sponsor $300 and Platinum sponsor

$1,000. For more information, contact Chairman Dennis Elix at 859-442-0296 or Carl Biery at 859-781-5054.

Legacy presents young professionals awards Community Recorder

Gateway Community and Technical College Non-Discrimination Policy Gateway Community and Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion or marital status in regard to education or employment practices in keeping with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For more information contact Phyllis Yeager, Director of Human Resources, 500 Technology Way, Florence, KY 41042, (859) 4421150. GCTC welcomes anyone 16 or older with a high school diploma, GED or eligible to pursue a GED. GCTC offers degrees, diplomas or certificates in 30 manufacturing, automotive, health care, business, information technology, criminal justice, visual communication, education and personal services fields. For more information, call (859) 441-4500.


Legacy, the premier organization for young professionals in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, announced the winners of third annual Next Generation Leader Awards. The awards, designed to salute and applaud young professionals for their professional achievement, community impact and demonstrated leadership. The winners are: » Arts, Entertainment and Recreation: Mary Dimitrijeska, Newport on the Levee » Business and Financial Services: Nick Reilly, Horan Capital Advisors » Communication, Marketing and Sales: Tess Burns, Gateway Community and Technical College

» Community and Social Services: Sarah Thompson Allan, Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington » Design and Construction: Jamie Gerdsen, Apollo Heating Cooling and Plumbing » Education: Katie Herschede, Northern Kentucky University » Government and Public Affairs: Chris Lawson, City of Hamilton » Legal Services: David Spaulding, Turner Construction » Manufacturing, Technology and Sciences: Blake Shipley, CoupSmart » Medical and Health Care Services: Susan Bohl, St. Elizabeth Healthcare In addition to these winners, the 2015 Young Visionary Award was pre-



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Recovery of stolen property Report of vehicle left at bottom of northbound exit ramp from Ky. 9 to U.S. 27 was reported stolen at Ky. 9 and U.S. 27, June 28. Theft by unlawful taking Report of iPod taken from vehicle at 757 Sandstone Ridge, June 22. Report of GPS taken from vehicle at 1300 Vina Vista Drive, June 22. Theft by unlawful taking of parts from vehicle Report of catalytic converters removed from 16 vans at 1122 Industrial Road, June 25. Theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting Report of woman took clothing

Brandy L. Polick, 33, 1400 2nd St., Unit 28, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 5400 Alexandria Pike, June 27. Megan L. Chastain, 19, 3108 Featherstone Drive, warrant, failure of owner to maintain required insurance - first offense, license to be in possession at 395 Crossroads Blvd., July 2. Sharon Baker, 41, 507 Birch, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at Crossroads Boulevard, June 21. Wilburh Romans Jr., 35, 130 West 14th St., receiving stolen property at Crossroads Boulevard, July 3.

from store at 5400 Alexandria Pike, June 27. Report of woman took items without paying at 5400 Alexandria Pike, June 28. Report of juvenile took cologne without paying at 5400 Alexandria Pike, June 29. Report of candy bars taken without paying at 5710 Alexandria Pike, July 3. Theft of controlled substance Report of prescription medication taken at 156 Hidden Ridge Court, July 12. Third-degree burglary Report of copper piping taken from laundry room at 3601 Alexandria Pike, July 1. Third-degree criminal mischief Report of window broken out of front end loader at 6025 Mar-

ble Way, June 27. Third-degree criminal mischief Report of blunt object used to cut screen door near handle at 128 Creekstone, July 13.

FORT THOMAS Arrests/citations Alex Smith, 26, 439 Highland Ave., warrant at 20 North Grand Ave., July 25. Bradley Oberding, 30, 232 South Grand Ave., warrants at 232 South Grand Avenue, July 29. Brendan Sloan, 22, 1414 Ludlow Place, DUI at 1000 South Fort Thomas Ave., July 29. Cecil Elmore, 39, 5110 Christopher Drive, theft by unlawful taking at 1437 South Fort Thomas Ave., July 31.

Jacob Adams, 19, 1008 Alexandria Pike, theft by unlawful taking at 1201 South Fort Thomas Ave., July 31. Kimberly Craig, 51, 1901 Denver St. No. 2, warrant at 424 Alexandria Pike, July 31. Nikita Brown, 28, 836 Lincoln Ave., DUI, reckless driving, no license, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at Alexandria Pike at I-471, July 28. Scott Beach, 45, 421 Pelham St., warrant at Tower Hill at Rt. 8, July 31. Shannon Thiery, 41, 40 Pleasant Ave. No . 107, warrant at 40 Pleasant Ave. no. 107, July 26. Patrick Maxey, 34, 9993 Decoursey Pike, warrant at Renshaw Road at Alexandria Pike, July 29.

Patrick Maxey, 34, 9993 Decoursey Pike, warrant at Renshaw Road at Alexandria Pike, July 29.

Incidents/investigations Second-degree criminal mischief At 90 Gettysburg Square Road, July 28. Theft by unlawful taking At 601 Inverness Place, July 30. At 15 Chalfonte Place, July 30. At 1004 Alexandria Pike, July 29. At 31 Marian Drive, July 26. Third-degree burglary At 142 North Grand Ave. No. 23, July 28.

DEATHS Betty Adams Betty J. Adams, 71, of Fort Thomas, died July 31, 2012. Survivors include her children, Victoria Ridler of Virginia, Pamela Adams of Maryland, Melissa Hickey and John Adams, both of Pennsylvania, and Jennifer Hater of Cold Spring; sister, Shirley Baeten of Edgewood; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Mary’s cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Salesian Mission, 2 Lefevre Lane, New Rochelle, NY 10801-5710, or to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 452900301.

Mary Bacon Mary Ona Bacon, 95, of Fort Thomas, died July 30, 2012, at Carmel Manor Nursing Home in Fort Thomas. She was a retired secretary, a homemaker, and a member of the St. Therese Altar Society, Over 50 Club and the Southgate Super Seniors. Her husband, Irvin Bacon, died previously. Survivors include her daughter Diane Donnermeyer of Columbus; sons, Irvin Bacon of Alexandria and Robert Bacon of Highland Heights; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Carmel Manor, 100 Carmel Manor Road, Fort Thomas, Ky 41075 or St. Therese Parish, 11 Temple Pl., Southgate, Ky 41071.

Judith and Marie; 18 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Memorials: TideWell Hospice or American Cancer Society.

Paul Kleeman Paul E. Kleeman, 83, formerly of Highland Heights, died July 31, 2012 at Mount Washington Care Center in Cincinnati. He was a retired truck driver for Nabisco in Hamilton, Ohio, a member of the Christ Church United Church of Christ in Fort Thomas, a volunteer for the Hospice of the Bluegrass and an Air force veteran of the Korean War. His wife, Louise Kleeman; sister, Marjorie R. Tuerck; and brother William F. Kleeman, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Lisa Wagner of Fort Thomas; sons, Brian Kleeman of Independence and Alex Kleeman of New Albany, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: Christ Church United Church of Christ, 15 South Fort Thomas Ave., Fort

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Thelma Kruetzkamp Thelma E. Kruetzkamp, 91, of Erlanger, died July 26, 2012, at Madonna Manor in Villa Hills. In addition to raising seven children she donated her time as a volunteer to numerous organizations including Madonna Manor and the Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home. Her husband Robert L. Kruetzkamp Sr., died previously. Survivors include her children Robert L. Kruetzkamp Jr. of Fort Thomas, Carol Burdick of Arlington, Texas, John Kruetzkamp of Villa Hills, Joe Kruetzkamp of Lenexa, Kan., Jerry Kruetzkamp of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Karen Keiter of Covington and Mary Ann Arrasmith of Florence; sister Laverne Hunt of Port Orange, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery in Latonia. Memorials: Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, 75 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 or donor’s choice.

John R. Milne, 95, of Alexandria, died July 23, 2012, at Arden Courts of Anderson Township, Ohio. He was a retired supervisor with General Motors in Oshawa, Canada and served on boards for Harbor Lights in St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Torline Milne of Alexandria; son, Alan Bruce Milne of Nova Scotia; stepsons, George M. Torline of Hillsboro, Ohio, Charles L. Torline of California; stepdaughters, Bette S. Ament of Alexandria, Janice M. Kushniroff of Fort Thomas, Nancy Wefer of Cold Spring and Pamela Weber of Fort Thomas;

five grandchildren; and 14 stepgrandchildren. Burial was at Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens in Oshawa, Canada. Memorials: Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association, 1133 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Suite 190, Dayton, OH, 45417 in Honor of Regan Koesters or Shriners Hospital of Cincinnati, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

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Kathleen Foster Kathleen Foster, 92, of Fort Thomas, died July 15, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a dental clinic administrator with the State of Ohio, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Thomas, and a member of Celestine Chapter No. 185 and Order of the Eastern Star in Williamsburg, OH. Her husband, Carl G. Foster and a son, John Foster, died previously. Survivors include her son, Philip Foster of Fort Thomas; sister, Jean Summers of Venice, Fla.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorials: American Cancer Society 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.


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DEATHS Continued from Page B9 Survivors include his wife, Jane Demoss Montgomery of Russell Springs; sons, Ben Montgomery Jr. of Williamstown and James W. Montgomery of Verona; daughter, Regina Hall of Burlington; two stepsons, Brian Schlosser of Southgate and Pat Schlosser of Cincinnati; brothers, Jesse Montgomery of Ocala, Fla., and Gene Montgomery of Charleston, Ill.; sister, Patsy Johnson of San Bernadino, Calf.; and six grandchildren. Burial was in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-North in Williamstown. Memorials: Benjamin Montgomery Memorial Fund, c/o Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Williamstown, KY.

Pam Mulloy Pam Mulloy, 63, of Alexandria, died July 26, 2012, at St.

Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a housewife. Survivors include her husband, Harold Gordon Mulloy; daughters, Amy Kellerman, Heather Gramman and Jennifer Trauth; two grandchildren; and sister, Linda Manuel. Interment was in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown. Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Elizabeth Newkirk Elizabeth Marie Shivel Newkirk, 85, of Highland Heights, died July 31, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Fort Thomas. She was a bookkeeper with Columbia Bank and a member of First Assembly of God in Alexandria. Her husband, Ralph Newkirk, died previously. Survivors include her son, Timothy Newkirk of Highland

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Beatrice Landon, 7818 Tollgate Rd. Alexandria, Kentucky 41001 has filed an application with the Energy and Environment Cabinet to construct a new concrete, steel reinforced bridge to replace the existing bridge on residential driveway. The property at 7818 Tollgate Rd. is located 1.2 miles NW of US 27 in Campbell County. The bridge replacing existing bridge will be crossing Riffle Creek. Any comments or suggestions concerning this application shall be directed to: Kentucky Division of Water, Surface Water Permit Branch, Flood Plain Management Section 200 Fair Oaks Lane, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Phone (502)564-3410. 1001720032 INVITATION TO BID Date: August 9, 2012

Heights; a niece; and a nephew. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road Florence, KY 41042.

Loraine Perigo Loraine J. Perigo, 91, of Cold Spring, formerly of Evansville, Ind., died July 27, 2012, at her residence. Her husband, John M. Perigo and a daughter, Diana Sodders, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Linda Hudson Perigo of Los Angeles and Marsha Schoettelkotte of Cold Spring; seven grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; and sisters, Winifred Klass and Ruth Hudson, both of Evansville, Ind.

Helen Ross Helen K. Ross, 84, of Highland Heights, died July 30, 2012. Her husband, Donald Ross Jr., died previously. Survivors include children, Donald Ross III, Deborah R.A. Ross and Sharon Hogle; a grandchild; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Jo-Ann Coder. Memorials: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or donor’s choice.

Ronald Rouse Ronald William Rouse, 74, of Alexandria, died July 28, 2012, at his residence. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Cold Spring and served in the Air Force for four years. His daughter, Ronna Ann Rouse and a sister, Joan Youtsey, died previously. Survivors include his wife,

Janet Rouse and sister, Rebecca Rouse. Burial was at Persimmon Grove Baptist Cemetery. Memorials: First Baptist Church of Cold Spring, 4410 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076 or St. Elizabeth Hospice 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Helen Spangler Helen L. Spangler, of Jackson Township, Ohio, formerly of Dayton, died July 31, 2012. Her husband, Robert and daughter, Kathleen Chandler, died previously. She was a member of St. Louis Church in Owensville for 48 years. Survivors include her brother, Leo “Bud” Gubser, children, Pat Scheffler of Hamilton, Bob Spangler of Wilder, Peggy Waldron of Williamsburg, Fred Spangler of Batavia, Sue Crider of Milford, Nancy Johnston of Batavia, Debbie Colonel of Batavia, Mary Moore of Batavia; 23 grandchildren; 37 greatgrandchildren; and five greatgreat-grandchildren. Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Minnie Spears Minnie Ruth Spears, 66, of Newport, died July 30, 2012. A brother, Roscoe Turner, died previously. Survivors include her children, Theresa Reilly and Michael Russel; four grandchildren; and siblings, Gran Turner, Mattie Short, Charles Turner and Margaret McCullah.

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PROJECT: Fort Thomas Treatment Plant Residuals Building Roofing Improvements SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 700 Alexandria Pike Fort Thomas, Kentucky 41075 UNTIL:

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August 23, 2012 10:00 a.m., local time

At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed Work is generally described as follows: Improvements for a new roof on the Residuals Building at the Fort Thomas Treatment Plant includes removing the existing roofing materials and installing approximately 3,450 SF of a modified bitumen roofing system and repair of skylights. All Bids must be in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and Contract Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District, 2835 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, Kentucky, or 700 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, Kentucky.

The City of Highland Heights (Owner) will receive proposals to furnish all labor and materials to complete the Public Works Building and Restroom Shelter for the City Building Campus located at 176 Johns Hill Road, Highland Heights, KY 41076. Work is to be performed in accordance with the drawings, specifications, project manual and addenda prepared by GBBN Architects, Inc. (architect), KLH Engineers (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Engineers), GOP Limited (Structural Engineer) and Bayer Becker (Civil Engineer).

Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Owner at the address indicated herein or by contacting Denise Manning at (859) 426-2718. There is no charge for these documents.

Drawings, specifications and the project manual will be available starting August 24, 2012 and may be obtained by contacting ARC Reprographics, 434 Scott Street Covington, Kentucky 41011 Phone: 513326-2300 Fax: 513-326-2312.

Charges for Bidding Documents and mailing and handling, if applicable, will not be refunded.

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A non-mandatory prebid conference will be held for prospective Bidders on August 15, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Fort Thomas Treatment Plant located at 700 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, 41075.

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On request 72 hours in advance, Owner will provide each Bidder access to the site to conduct such investigations and tests as each Bidder deems necessary for submission of a Bid. Arrangements for site visits shall be made by calling Kevin Owen, with the Northern Kentucky Water District at (859) 547-3277. Bids will be received on a unit price and/or lump sum basis as described in the Contract Documents. Bid security, in the form of a certified check or a Bid Bond (insuring/bonding company shall be rated "A" by AM Best) in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the maximum total bid price, must accompany each Bid. The Successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Construction Payment Bond and a Construction Performance Bond (insuring/bonding company shall be rated "A" by AM Best) as security for the faithful performance of the contract and the payment of all bills and obligations arising from the performance of the Contract. Contractor and all Subcontractors will be required to conform to the labor standards set forth in the Contract Documents. This project does not fall under the provisions of KRS 337.505 to 337.550 for prevailing wage rates. Evaluation of Bids and the awarding of a final contract are subject to the reciprocal preference for Kentucky resident bidders pursuant to KRS 45A.490 to 45A.494 and (KAR 200 5:400). Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, nonresponsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the apparent qualified Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 90 days after the day of bid opening or for such longer period of time to which a Bidder may agree in writing upon request of the Owner. If a Contract is to be awarded, the Owner will give the successful Bidder a Notice of Award during the period of time during which the successful Bidder’s bid remains subject to acceptance. Richard Harrison, Vice President of Engineering, Water Quality & Production Northern Kentucky Water District


Bids will be due by September 14th, 2012 at 1:00 pm and opened in the Council Chambers at the City Building located at 176 Johns Hill Road, Highland Heights, KY 41076. Each bid must be accompanied by a 5% Bid Bond. No Bidder may withdraw a bid submitted for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for the opening of bids. Facsimile or mailed bids will NOT be allowed. Bids received after the deadline will not be opened. The Project is to be completed by April 1, 2013. Liquidated damages are $1,000 / day thereafter, if the completion date is not met. Successful Bidders are required to furnish a 100% Performance and Labor and Material Payment Bond for this project. Jean A. Rauf City Clerk Treasurer


Notice to Bid The Campbell County Fiscal Court will accept sealed bid for the purpose of resurfacing, grinding, sealcoating, striping and repair of selected parking lots. Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 A.M. prevailing time on Thursday August 23rd 2012, and opened publicly at that time at the Campbell County Administration Building, 1098 Monmouth Street, Conference Room 137, Newport, KY 41071. To obtain a bid packet contact Diane Bertke, County Treasurer at 859-547-1825 or visit the County website . For particulars and/or specifications, contact Mike Braun Facilities Director at 859-743-4145. This project must be completed by December 1, 2012. Firm pricing is required for all bids. Reciprocal preference for Kentucky resident bidders as described in KRS 45A.490-494 shall be applied in accordance with 200 KAR 5:400. Campbell County Fiscal Court reserves the right to reject any and all bids. 1001719773

LEGAL SUMMARY The Boone County Fiscal Court at its Fiscal Court meeting held, Tuesday, July 24, 2012, Boone County Administration Building, Burlington, Kentucky, gave Second Reading and adopted the following 1) AN ordinances: ORDINANCE RELATING TO AND APPROVING A SERIES OF ZONING TEXT AMENDMENTS TO THE BOONE COUNTY ZONING REGUL A T I O N S , SUCH AMENDMENTS TO BE MADE TO ARTICLES 10, 31 AND 40 OF THE B O O N E ZONING COUNTY REGULATIONS TO DEFINE AND PER"FARMERS MIT MARTS" IN THE C-4 ZONE. 2) AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE BOONE FISCAL COUNTY PROVIDCOURT, ING FOR A CREDIT OF ITS OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE FEE FOR NEW EMPLOYEES AS PART OF AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BY PROJECT MAGNA-TECH MANUFACTURING CORPORATION UNDER KENTUCKY THE BUSINESS INVESTMENT (KBI) PROGRAM (KRS 154.32154.32010-KRS 100). A copy of said Ordinance(s), all exappendages hibits, and fiscal court minutes are on file in the office of the Fiscal Court Clerk and may be reviewed between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 Monday p.m., through Friday, at the Administration Building, Second Floor, Burlington, Kentucky. D A P H N E FISKORNBLUM, CAL COURT CLERK P.O. # 13000677 1001719849

Myers, Fla., formally of Fort Thomas, died July 20, 2012, at his residence. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and had a 40-year career in the sheet metal industry Survivors include his wife, Sue Stickling; sons, Mike Stickling of Eugene, Ore., Mark Stickling of Southgate and Don Stickling of Lauderdale by the Sea, Fla.; daughter, Lynn Schneider of Nicholasville, Ky.; sister, Charlotte Read of Fort Mitchell; four grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, Ky. 41042.

Sr. Louise Sweigart Sr. Louise Sweigart of the Good Shepard, 91, of Fort Thomas, died July 31, 2012 at Good Shepherd Pelletier Hall in Fort Thomas. In 1939, she entered the Holy Cross Sisters at St. Mary’s in South Bend Ind. and taught for several years. She became acquainted with the Sister of the Good Shepherd Magdalenes and entered the community on June 8, 1943. She was an artist and authored a book on St. Joseph. Survivors include many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Sister of the Good Shepherd, Pelletier Hall, 930 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Charlotte Wallingford Charlotte Wallingford, 83, of Newport, died July 26, 2012. Her husband, Thomas Stanley Wallingford, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Wanda Ritchie of Newport; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Entombment was at Floral Hills Cemetery. Memorials: The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.

William Wildeboer William H. Wildeboer Jr., 56, of Woodlawn, died July 15, 2012 in Carrolton, Ky. He was a general manager of

Raymond Wilke Raymond J. Wilke, 77, of Bellevue, died July 31, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He served in the Army, was a wire man with Westinghouse Electric in Cincinnati, a former server at Divine Mercy Parish in Bellevue, a past member of the Bellevue Eagles, a member of the Bellevue Vets, chairman of their baseball league, a Newport Central Catholic graduate, a member of the Kentucky Foresters through Sacred Heart, Holy Name Society through the church and a Kentucky Colonel. He coached Knothole and made it into the Hall of Fame for 25 years in Knothole. A son, Charles “Chuck” R. Wilke, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Wilke of Bellevue; sons, Michael A. Wilke of Springboro, Ohio and Ronald E. Wilke of Arcadia, Ind.; daughters, Carole A. Taylor of Dayton and Rae Jean Slusher of Villa Hills; brother, Charles F. Wilke of Fort Wright, sisters, Mary Lou McWhorter of Tampa, Fla., and Sr. Helen Charles Wilke of Burlington; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Divine Mercy Parish, 318 Division Street Bellevue, KY 41073; Bellevue Vets, 24 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073; or American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH. 45227.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Kimberly Martin, 22, of Edgewood and Jeremy Beckerich, 22, of Fort Thomas, issued July 26. Juliane Rothan-Centers, 53, of Columbus and Darryl Centers, 54, of Cincinnati, issued July 26. Angela Robertson, 33, of Oklahoma and Carpenter Maass, 27, of Huntington, issued July 26.

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Louise Price, 48, of Torrance and Craig Courtney, 52, of Cincinnati, issued July 27. Karen McKeever, 31, of Coshocton and Colin Craw, 37, of Great Falls, issued July 27. Kristen Crawford, 26, of Cincinnati and Christopher Fishbaugh, 27, of Middletown, issued July 27.

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